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Did Wokeness Kill SVB?

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Why did Silicon Valley Bank fail?

The answer is simple.  They cared more about ‘equity’ and ‘inclusion’ in the investment decisions they made that they did about liquidity an interest rates.  They cared more about the people involved in the deals they backed checking all the identity politics boxes that they did about them being actually competent and able to grow and sustain a business.

Businesses exist to solve problems in the marketplace. They don’t exist to push wacky left-wing social engineering theories.  The honchos at SVB cared more about diversifying the identity of their borrowers and investees than they do about diversifying their portfolio.

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This is the EVIL of ESG and what it does to people’s wealth and finances. Companies like Blackrock who are pushing this nonsense are the enemies of capitalism and freedom. Caring more about so called Environmental, Social, and Governance ratings than shareholder value and financial performance is negligence and malpractice rolled into one.

We can no longer remain on the sidelines as the woke trash our companies and bully them into complying with their crazy and demented vision of society.  We need to push back agains the woke, and find the companies that are not woke and reward them with massive spending and loyalty for angering to traditional patriotic American values.

We need a parallel economy of patriots and patriotic to support, and to defund the EVIL LEFT and the companies that lack the courage to stand up to them. Complaining about these woke companies isn’t enough. We all must show leadership and support conservative and patriotic companies that provide viable alternatives to the woke liberal companies destroying our country and values. Cancel culture can cut both ways. We can DEFUND the weak, feckless, cowardly companies that are embracing woke-ism, and at the same time, FUND the companies that are embracing patriotism and American exceptionalism.

Wayne Allyn Root and I have spent over 3 years researching and putting together list of the most patriotic companies in America, and we have put it out in a brilliant new book, “The Great Patriot BUY-cott Book.” 

It’s a list of 123 patriotic companies and media firms to support, buy from, and divert your dollars toward, so that you’re not spending money with companies that hate you  and your values anymore.

Conservatives have a real opportunity to vote with our wallets! Let’s make every dollar count and get right to it!

We have put together a Designation, the “Free CorpTM”, which has six categories for determining where a company stands on values that matter to its patriotic customer base. We call this the “Freedom Scale.”

These are:

  1. Political Involvement — Do they stick to business, or are they virtue signalling and supporting leftist causes? Scoring is on a 1 to 5 Scale, 1 being they are virtue signalling and cravenly caving to the woke mob, and 5 is that they refuse to be bullied and tell the woke mob to go to hell.
  2. Political donations — To which political candidates and causes do they donate? Do they donate to woke, liberal and Marxist organizations and candidates — such as BLM, Media Matters, the ACLU, the Democrat Party, and Planned Parenthood — or to patriotic and conservative ones — the GOP, RNC, MAGA, NRA, National Right to Life, Project Veritas, etc.? Scoring is on a 1 to 5 Scale, 1 is they give exclusively to woke causes and 5 is they give exclusively to patriot ones.
  3. Workplace culture — Is their workplace culture one that embraces freedom or is it poisoned by political correctness? Do they promote freedom and free expression at work, or are some opinions more equal than others? Do they pressure their employees to toe the woke line: pro-child grooming, pro-denying biology, pro-socialism and Marxism, pro-shutting down free speech…versus pro-family, pro-God, pro-biology, pro-free speech, pro-capitalism?
  4. Marketing messaging — Are the marketing messages of the company steeped in pro-USA and American exceptionalism rhetoric, or are they heinously woke and anti-human and pro-scarcity? Do they celebrate America and freedom, or do they denigrate her and crap all over liberty?
  5. Hiring policies for employees and vendors — Does the company hire the best man or woman for the job, or do they engage in woke racism and favor anyone but conservatives and straight, white males? Do they treat all employees and vendors as equals, or do they explicitly engage in harsh bigotry against conservatives and straight, white males?
  6. Commitment to freedom in society — Does the company stand for American values, or has it been frightened into toeing the woke line? Do its political donations go to freedom-loving causes and organizations, as well as MAGA and non-establishment Republicans, or does it donate to woke, intolerant, and radical organizations (like BLM and Antifa), and Democrats and RINOS (Republicans-in-name-only)?

This “Freedom Scale” will be used to help patriotic consumers determine whether a company deserves their patronage.

Now to the book, “The Great Patriot BUY-cott Book!” We are proud of what we believe in. The media derisively calls us “far-right.” We know exactly what that means — “so far, we’ve always been right!”

By the way, there is nothing “far-right” about our views. On every issue we believe in, polls show we are in the “Silent Majority.” Most Americans are either “center-right” or so-called “far-right.”

This book will start with chapters outlining what we believe in and what we believe patriots across America believe in. If you agree, if this sounds like you, then take action and buy from companies with similar beliefs and values, run by people who support our conservative and patriotic candidates and causes.

After those opening chapters that define what we stand for, then the list begins! We list 123 companies and media brands that we have determined are fellow patriots. BUY from them, support them, praise them, and pray for them.

It’s time to stand up for America and the patriotic companies that stand with us.

God bless these companies, God bless patriots like you, and God bless America.

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Nicky Billou is a Christian immigrant entrepreneur from Iran, whose family left after the Islamic Revolution. A passionate supporter of President Trump, he is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University’s Masters Of Foreign Service Program, and political commentator for the conservative website Politicrossing.com. Nicky is a committed champion for freedom and an implacable foe of tyranny and the cult of cancel culture. He is a best-selling author of 9 books, including two with co-author Wayne Allyn Root. He hosts two top-rated podcasts and has been a guest on over 300 radio and TV shows and podcasts. He is known by the moniker “THE WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST GUEST”, for his passion, knowledge and ability to deliver an incisive message in a very compelling way. He is also the host of the #1 podcast in the world on Thought Leadership, The Thought Leader Revolution (www.TheThoughtLeaderRevolution.com), featuring guests such as Wayne Allyn Root, Roger Simon, Kurt Schlichter, Chris Widener, Scott Adams, John Maxwell, Seth Godin, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Victor Hansen. He is an in-demand and highly inspirational speaker to corporate audiences such as RBC, Lululemon, Royal LePage, and TorStar Media. He is an advisor and confidante to some of the most successful and dynamic entrepreneurs in North America. He is the co-founder of eCircle Academy (www.eCircleAcademy.com) where he runs a yearlong Mastermind & Educational program working with successful Entrepreneurs, Coaches, Consultants, Corporate Trainers, Clinic Owners, Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and other service-based Entrepreneurs, positioning them as authorities in their niche. He is the creator of the Thought Leader/Heart Leader™ Designation.



 
 
 

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Antisemitic college demonstrators should be expelled

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Jewish students are being assaulted on American and European campuses with a viciousness that is reminiscent of 1938 Nazi Germany. The demonstrators, many of whom are professional agitators in their 40s who have been trained to cause mayhem, scream “kill the Jews” as they physically prevent Jewish students from attending classes. Jewish students were told to “go back to Poland.” In New York City, Jewish students at Cooper Union sheltered in a library while pro-Palestinian demonstrators banged on its glass windows and doors. Protesters at Tulane University assaulted a Jewish student, breaking his nose.

“This truly has been the worst antisemitism crisis on campus that we have seen for a generation,” said Edward Isaacs, president of the Union of Jewish Students in the UK, “and its impacts run deep throughout the Jewish student population.”

With few notable exceptions, college administrators have coddled the demonstrators instead of expelling them for committing assault, destroying university property and creating an unsafe environment. Local police have been told to stand down instead of enforcing the law.

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When it comes to choosing sides between violent antisemitic demonstrators and Jewish students who simply want an education, I am clearly coming to the defense of the innocent students. Instead of hearing angry responses from people who object to the flagrant contempt by the demonstrators for law and order, we have witnessed members of Congress, led by Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Cori Bush (D-Minn.), express their demands that police should protect the violent demonstrators.

Omar and Bush have compared police responses after pro-Hamas protests on campus to the so-called Kent State massacre of May 4, 1970, where four students were killed by the Ohio National Guard. The students in that case were protesting against American military involvement in Vietnam. “On the 54th anniversary of the Kent State Massacre, students across our country are being brutalized for standing up to endless war,” Bush tweeted on X. “Our country must learn to actually uphold the rights of free speech & assembly upon which it was founded. Solidarity with our students.”

Are we denying the free speech and assembly rights of the demonstrators? The real question is, should we protect speech when it becomes violent? The answer is straightforward. When violence occurs, it is no longer about protecting free speech—the rule of law must be upheld. “Violence, vandalism, and antisemitic harassment and intimidation are not free speech and those engaging in this behavior should be held accountable,” read a statement from Congressman Adam Schiff’s office.

When it comes to free speech, the pro-Hamas protestors are intolerant of opposing points-of-view. One student at Columbia University made that clear when she expressed sympathy with pro-Palestinian protesters and not with students of opposing views. “At the end of the day,” she said, “I don’t want a relationship with students who don’t support the cause.” Free speech for me but not for thee.

Many of the current crop of demonstrators who are physically assaulting Jewish students, shouting “death to the Jews,” believe they have the right to exercise violence in support of their views and think they should bear no consequences for their violent actions. They are upset at the prospect of being suspended or expelled. Most of them wear keffiyeh and Covid masks, presumably to protect their future Goldman Sachs job prospects.

“I think that the university needs to start with dismissing all their charges against the students if they want to rebuild trust,” said a deluded student at Columbia. Alex Morey, director of campus rights advocacy at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression, disagreed. “That doesn’t mean that students are immune from the consequences of their actions,” Morey said. “You don’t want to see cops in riot gear descend on peaceful student protests. But if they’re breaking the rules and engaging in civil disobedience … sometimes that’s what has to happen,” she says.

Beating up Jewish students and destroying campus property do not come under the heading of civil disobedience. They constitute a flagrant contempt for law and order. Such activities must be stopped right at the outset. Jewish students across America are terrified, as they should be. They will not feel safe on their college campuses as long as hateful, antisemitic rhetoric, violence or intimidation go unaddressed.

Violent, antisemitic demonstrators deserve to be arrested, put in jail, and then expelled from the university. Campus administrators like Minouche Shafik at Columbia who attempt to negotiate with the neo-Nazis are doing a disservice to our republic. University leaders should take “personal responsibility” for protecting Jewish students on campus, said UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. This is not 1938 and we must not give an inch to the haters.

Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of two No. 1 Amazon Best Sellers, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden, and THE WAR ON WHITES: How Hating White People Became the New National Sport.

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Biden: Admit Hamas Terrorists

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Joe Biden’s policies reflect the contempt he and his handlers have for our country. The latest example is Joe’s announcement that he wants to bring thousands of Palestinian “refugees” into the US with a pathway to citizenship. This will certainly include members of the terrorist organization known as Hamas. In what conceivable way does this benefit America? “Whatever hurts America the most,” said author Sean Parnell, “is often where the Biden Administration lands on any given issue.”

According to CBS News, “The Biden administration is considering bringing certain Palestinians to the US as refugees, a move that would offer a permanent safe haven to some of those fleeing war-torn Gaza, according to internal federal government documents.” Which Palestinians? Those “who have immediate family members who are American citizens or permanent residents. Those who pass a series of eligibility, medical and security screenings would qualify to fly to the US with refugee status, which offers beneficiaries permanent residency, resettlement benefits like housing assistance and a path to American citizenship.”

Requiring a connection to “American citizens or permanent residents” is a subterfuge when you consider that activists in Dearborn, Michigan were heard chanting “death to America.” These people, who support Hamas and its terrorist activities, make it likely that we would be admitting Hamas terrorists. It is important to recognize, as pointed out by journalist Katie Pavlich, that the Palestinian Center for Policy Survey and Research found that 72 percent of Palestinian respondents believe that Hamas’ attack on October 7 was “correct.”

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As reported in Townhall, “A ‘path to American citizenship’ would also mean that these people would get to vote, likely one more tactic of how Biden is looking to gain support from the far-left, anti-Israel part of the Democratic Party. The Biden administration would thus not just be bringing over future potential Democratic voters, but be bringing over ones who are among a population that we know supports Hamas and their attack against our ally in the Middle East.”

A wave of commentators condemned Biden’s plans. “We are ruled by malicious traitors,” said Blaze commentator Auron MacIntyre. “Horrifying,” said NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck. “We are a nation committing suicide.”

“Anyone seeing the protests on college campuses right now should not need to be told why ideology matters when conferring the privilege of access to the United States to outsiders,” said Daily Wire reporter Megan Basham. “We do not need more people here whose worldview so clearly clashes with that of the American founding. We should not accept immigrants from among people known to harbor terrorists.”

More than two dozen Republican senators are calling Biden’s policy a national security risk. As reported in The Hill, “The GOP senators doubt that the Biden administration could prevent Hamas-members or other members of a terrorist group from entering the US. ‘We are not confident that your administration can adequately vet this high-risk population for terrorist ties and sympathies before admitting them into the United States,’ they wrote.”

“The open border isn’t enough,” Senate Republicans added. “Now Biden wants to import people who supported the murder and rape of Israelis. Unfortunately, the risk of terrorists entering our homeland is no hypothetical matter,” the senators wrote, citing that in 2023 border officials arrested 169 people on the FBI terror watchlist.

“President Biden consistently undermines our national security with reckless decisions like this,” said Sen. Tim Scott. “We have no clue who is coming into our country, whether on our southern border or from war-torn regions run by terrorists. Not a single Hamas sympathizer should be let into this country.”

The administration kept its intentions secret until this week. No one knew about it. Commentator Mark Levin is angry that Congress did not seem to know about it, or if they did, nothing was done to stop it.

Biden’s anti-American actions prove that he is an infiltrator. Does he do the bidding of Iran or China? The Squad also are infiltrators—they have infiltrated our Congress. They hate America. What sort of country allows this? If he gets another four years, Joe and his Obama/Soros puppet masters will complete the destruction of our country.

“Other insanities aside,” someone tweeted, “this is politically insane. Biden is forcing people to consider voting for Trump. I have every intention of leaving President blank in Nov, but not if Biden insists on opening the doors to a terrorist state.”

Ed Brodow is a conservative political commentator and author of two No. 1 Amazon Best Sellers, AMERICA ON ITS KNEES: The Cost of Replacing Trump with Biden, and THE WAR ON WHITES: How Hating White People Became the New National Sport.

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