Monday, June 01, 2020

American Kristallnacht: May 30-31, 2020


You may not punish the innocent merely because they share some collective characteristics with the guilty. Therefore, to hold all white people responsible for the death of George Floyd is as immoral, unjust and dangerous as holding all Jews responsible for the suffering of Germany following World War One -- precisely what Hitler did.

Read the whole thing on TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/american-kristallnacht-may-30-31-2020-antifa-floyd-riots-hitler-1591043689

Friday, May 22, 2020

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words


Bottom-line: This workmanlike two-hour production allowed Justice Thomas to speak directly to the PBS audience, revealing a sympathetic and intriguing side they probably had not seen before.

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/created-equal-clarence-thomas-in-his-own-words-justice-clarence-thomas-anita--1590096994

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A Post-Coronavirus Crisis of Institutional Legitimacy


Unless American institutions are able to regain lost public confidence, it may become increasingly difficult to control the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 2020

THE “LIBERAL” AMERICAN MEDIA HAS BEEN UNMASKED

George McGovern with Fidel Castro in Cuba
 ©ABIP 2020
by Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton

It baffles me how anyone can sit and watch newscasts about Coronavirus on CNN, MSNBC or the former big three TV networks of the past.

Not long after I came to the U.S., simply by watching NBC, ABC and CBS, I realized their bias during the Vietnam War.

Their reporting contributed to the Communist takeover of South Vietnam, and the death of 58,220 American soldiers and 1 million after Communism in Vietnam and 2 million in Cambodia.  

They have a lot of blood in their hands.

While U.S. so-called “liberal” media was silent for years during Hitler's National Socialism in Germany in relation to Jews, after WW2 they didn't have any other alternative once others had exposed those crimes in the Nuremberg Trials.

However, the media subsequently failed to report 20 million killed in the Soviet Union since 1917 or 65 million in China's Mao Zedong since 1949.  As well as the result of Communism taking hold around the world. (See: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oocpmXYmv8k&t=6s)

Herbert Matthews, in The New York times in February of 1957 promoted the false image of Castro as a hero in the mountains of Cuba and supported him after his guerrilla takeover of Cuba imposing a criminal communist regime that killed many.  

Yet Castro caused extraordinary pain and suffering, as he completely ruined the economy and prosperity of a capitalist island.

I cannot forget the glowing and romantic reports on NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS by Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Peter Jennings, Bryant Gumbel, and others with interviews of Fidel Castro and his regime officials.  

Sympathy went to them, instead of Cuban victims. (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC_sodz50ws&t=2s)

Most media reports made Cuban exiles in the U.S. vomit or get ulcers. Yet when Cuban exiles criticized those propaganda pieces by writing and calling the networks or newspapers, it was to no avail. (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODJQA8URo2o)

Once Richard Nixon was elected, the liberal media went into a frenzy against him.  The anti-Communist Nixon was not the candidate the media wanted America to elect...so they agitated relentlessly against the will of the American people.  Finally they got lucky with Watergate!

Early on in the affair, it had been reported that the reason for the break-in of the Democrat Party Office at the Watergate complex was to try to get proof that the Cuban Government (Fidel Castro) was giving money to George McGovern's presidential campaign, something that Cuban refugees knew.

However, McGovern was the favorite of the U.S. liberal media to defeat Nixon in 1972. So they didn't mind that he was known to be a friend of criminal dictator Fidel Castro.  

There are photos and videos of them walking on Cuban beaches.  McGovern's visit there in 1975 was reported in Rolling Stone (see: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/cuba-que-linda-es-cuba-a-journal-of-the-mcgovern-visit-167857/).

Don't be naive.  Interfering in U.S. elections is nothing new. Cuban-Americans know that Communist regimes always interfere in the internal affairs of capitalist countries.   

That's why Cuban exiles were involved in the break-in.  Many have forgotten this detail about the under-the-table money to the Democrat candidate for president favored by the liberal media, but I didn't.

Nixon's attempted coverup of the Watergate scandal was not the first in history.  Before and after Nixon other presidents have done similar things, including his immediate predecessor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who bugged Rev. Martin Luther King.

Being anti-communists is a major reason why the liberal media hates Cuban exiles -- as well as other exiles from communist countries. 

The media don't like it when refugees from Communism reveal first-hand experiences with Communist terror or oppression.

Which means the media are themselves practitioners of coverups, as well as collaborators in coverups--of crimes against humanity up to and including mass-murder and genocide.

The break-in at the Watergate Hotel helped to generate increased hatred and disdain from the U.S. media for Cuban American exiles, which finally culminated in the Elian Gonzalez affair of 1999-2000.  

Then the U.S. liberal media removed their masks, openly insulting Cuban exiles with epithets like, “Miami Mafia,” “fanatics,” “vociferous,” “right wing,” “shameful,” “reactionaries,” “Republicans,” etc. (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-xdDGEEGaY&t=203s).

It reached the point where Cuban exiles could not express their political opinions in public places without being insulted by Americans...just like the way people who support Trump are treated with disrespect today by CNN, MSNBC, UNIVISION,  TELEMUNDO, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald in Miami.

Incredibly by 2020, academia had been almost totally taken over by Marxist professors in the U.S. and most Western countries.  

What a contradiction!

The new generations of millenials, students of Marxist professors, have been hired by media, academia, politicians and in other fields.

They are beginning to take charge now, and they love to censor information and limit speech.  

They are in clash with aging baby boomers who still feel a certain fondness for the First Amendment.

Most boomers are used to open discussion, and were not fans of the atmosphere of PC and unbending dogmas resulting from a pure Marxist education.  

They are still for the free flow of ideas and open discussion.  But none of that is allowed by Marxist dogma.

Thus, the new generation of news media reporting is taking the tenor today of mass indoctrination with the goal of mass obedience appealing to emotion, fabrication of fake news to scare the audience (being used now by CNN, MSNBC the big three and PBS which should not be funded by taxpayers).

In other words, they are treating ordinary Americans the way they have treated Cuban-Americans for generations.

Marxism was the inspiration for Hitler's National Socialism, Russian Socialism and Communism, all ending up in totalitarian forms of government with a mighty power elite and the workers who cannot have what the elite have.  

But property and the means of production are not actually held in common.  They are owned and controlled by an elite.  This is known as the “have and have-not paradise”.  That's always the end result of such revolutions.

The news media and the Marxists managed to get an Alinskyite community organizer, President Barack Obama, into the White House,  and so begin the still unexplained “Fundamental Transformation” of the United States, as he so famously declared (see: 

But he suffered a big defeat in 2016, when his anointed follower, fellow-Alinskyite Hillary Clinton, lost the election to Donald Trump (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4wCaEuvT_o&t=58s).

Even before Donald Trump became President, the liberal media declared the war against him and his family.  They unleashed all the power they have in their campaign to destroy his presidency, and the country.

In this, the U.S. media is acting in accordance with the Communist motto, “The end justifies the means.”  

Just like in China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela and other communist hellholes.  The same manipulations, deceptions, misinformation and propaganda as in all of those countries.

Now with the emergence of China's Coronavirus, they see a golden opportunity to ruin his economy and to put a corrupt and apparently senile puppet candidate in the Presidency... via massive vote fraud through mailed ballots, no voter ID, people voting multiple times, illegal and dead-people votes and new schemes which concocted by Pelosi-Schumer and other House and Senate Democrats—or should I call them “Demonrats?”

Sadly, I was right some decades ago when I declared that the U.S. liberal media--by using Communist techniques--had become enemies of Liberty and the American people (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDCwVM3fFd8&t=282s).

Filmmaker Agustin Blazquez produced and directed the 2017 feature documentary film THE TRUMP EFFECT: Deprogramming the American Mind.



Monday, April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis: The Future is Now


How do we wish to live after this pandemic is over? To go back to the routines of 2019...or to chart a new course for a changed world, to find new ways of living post-Coronavirus?

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/coronavirus-crisis-the-future-now-starship-delivery-robots-scien-1587406001

Thursday, April 16, 2020

MARIEL EXODUS, 40TH ANNIVERSARY

U.S. Department of Homeland Security photo of 1980 Mariel Boatlift by Robert L. Scheina

by Agustín Blázquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton 
© ABIP 2020

I had never faced death before nor seen it on other people’s faces. I’ll never forget those children. Or the look in their mothers’ faces,” said Eduardo Serrera in Helga Silva’s book The Children of Mariel.

While Cubans did not leave their country before 1959, once Cuba became Castro’s communist paradise, history is riddled with massive and daring escapes. There are enough thrilling and dramatic stories to fill entire libraries and entire graveyards. But these escapes happened in all countries that fall to Communism as life becomes unbearable.

Eduardo Serrera recalls the traumatizing event he experienced after leaving the port of Mariel, Cuba in 1980. He was crammed aboard a 24-foot shrimp boat along with 36 men, women and children. He was leaving with his mother, but was forced to travel separately by Castro’s guards. He lost track of her.

By the third day water started coming into the boat. We used everything at hand – buckets, containers – to bail out.” Fortunately, around noon the U.S. Coast Guard spotted the boat. Serrera recalls, “The sailors had to make a human chain to physically lift us from our sinking boat.”

Aboard the cutter on their way to the U.S., they encountered other Cubans in distress in the Florida Straits. But not everybody could be saved because the waves prevented the Coast Guard cutter from getting close enough to rescue them. A boat was drifting away and falling apart and Serrera cannot forget the screams for help.

It was awful.” When the women aboard realized that they could not be rescued, they “picked up their children and threw them over the railings over to our side. Eight or nine children were flung in the air. I caught one, a baby – about nine months old – so cold his skin was blue. And his eyes were open wide in terror.

The women on the boat looked so desperate when their boat began to drift away. They wailed in pain. I could hear their voices trail off in the darkness begging us to look after their children.”

According to Helga Silva’s book, of the more than 125,000 refugees who came to the U.S. during the 1980 Mariel boatlift, there were 13,000 to 18,000 minors.

But the U.S. “liberal” media (with a few exceptions) was silent to these tragedies and at every opportunity the Cuban exiles were derided and vilified for being anti-communists. Their experiences with that totalitarian system were left out of the mainstream media and Americans were kept ignorant of this example of the evil of Marxist philosophy.

Today with the experience of the coronavirus and the secrecy of China's Communist Party, I hope that many wake up and think very seriously about the future of America and for whom they must vote. If we lose America, we don't have any place to escape to.

Filmmaker Agustin Blazquez's latest production is The Ava Gardner Museum

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Coronavirus' "Second Coming"

W.B Yeats in 1908 (Wikimedia photo in public domain)
If not handled skillfully, the Coronavirus will surely return. Yet at this time, as Yeats wrote: "The best lack all conviction, while the worst/ Are full of passionate intensity." In order to overcome it, America needs a national commitment to humility, patience and bipartisan cooperation.

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/the-coronavirus-second-coming-yeats-coronavirus-second-comin-1586802504


Monday, April 06, 2020

The Wages of "Resistance" is Coronavirus

White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian
The Coronavirus pandemic has become a global test for the American way of life. Partisan political division must be replaced by bipartisan cooperation for America to win the battle against Coronavirus and continue as a Superpower.

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/the-wages-resistance-coronavirus-president-trump-coronavirus-sp-1585860462

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

China, the World Health Organization, and Communism

© 2020 ABIP
by Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton

The secrecy and deception surrounding the spread of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic that led to multiple failures by the World Health Organization is not the fault of China alone.

Rather, it's the end result of a deceptive philosophy based in falsehoods and propaganda to keep its people and the rest of the world out of the loop.

If the cruel reality were ever known, there would not be so many “useful idiots” falling for it.

The behavior of China's silence related to the Coronavirus is a common, and perfectly normal, procedure to follow in totalitarian communist regimes.

Everything bad that happens inside communist countries is a State Secret. 

The survival and proliferation of the system requires it.

Fifteen years ago, I had in my home four legal immigrants from my former country. One of them was their 6 year old girl. 

After a few weeks she said something very surprising at the dinner table after she already have been exposed to American television news. Her remarkable comment was, “I don't like this country because bad things are happening here all the time. In Cuba nothing happens!”

Her clever observation was based in the fact that in communist Cuba they don't report crimes, accidents or anything negative that happens within the island. 

All the bad news comes from capitalist countries.

In the 1980s I had a visitor from Cuba, from a relatively well-educated family in Havana. 

I took him to the Air & Space Museum. To my surprise, while observing the Lunar Landing Module, he exclaimed that he didn't know that Americans had landed on the Moon in 1969!

He didn't know about the Sky Lab or the Apollo-Soyuz rendezvous in space, either. 

I rest my case.

China has just performed according to communist rules during this worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.

So wake up Americans, don't be surprised!

What happened is just another end result of Communism. 

How many more are going to die as a result of the usual internal secrecy under Communist rule?

In relation to the WHO (World Health Organization) cooperation with China in this ruse, I have another anecdote to share...

In 1967, after I arrived in the U.S., an acquaintance recommended that I apply to work at WHO headquarters in Washington, DC, also known as the Pan-American Health Organization.

I did--and was surprised by some of the people I met there. 

When they discovered that I was from Cuba they were told me how much they admired Castro's revolution. 

They also congratulated me on what good health care they have in Cuba, and expressed personal admiration that it was free for everybody.

Well, I had myself lived and suffered from the lack of medicines in Cuba. 

I knew personally how Cubans wrote to relatives in the U.S. begging for medicine, and the reality that Castro's regime confiscated half of those medical shipments. 

I had witnessed a young lady who died only because the communist regime took her U.S.-sent medicines. 

I saw and experienced the real cruelty of a communist totalitarian system. 

My brief work with WHO was therefore a disappointing experience.

If I could see it years ago, their attitude towards Communism obviously wasn't a secret. The sympathy of WHO bureaucracts  toward communist regimes has been clear for years. 

Therefore, I am not surprised by their recent collaboration with China.  Unfortunately, the WHO is now part of the Chinese Communist life-support system.

Sadly, U.S. taxpayer dollars are given to that institution, without the requirement that it be freed from Communist influence.

The result of American negligence in this regard has been predictably tragic.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This post listing pork in the Coronavirus bill was in Ann Althouse comments section today...

Tom said...
The Democratic Party also published a bill that points out exactly who they believe are more important than American workers and small business owners. 

$35 Million for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts? What the heck does the Kennedy Center have to do with responding to COVID 19?! 

Here’s a summary of what’s in the House bill, some of which is legit and much of which is plain old highway robbery.

$100,000,000 to NASA
$20,000,000,000 to the USPS
$300,000,000 to the Endowment for the Arts
$300,000,000 for the Endowment for the Humanities
$15,000,000 for Veterans Employment Training
$435,000,000 for mental health support
$30,000,000,000 for the Department of Education stabilization fund
$200,000,000 to Safe Schools Emergency Response to Violence Program
$300,000,000 to Public Broadcasting
$500,000,000 to Museums and Libraries
$720,000,000 to Social Security Admin - most for admin costs
$25,000,000 for Cleaning supplies for the Capitol Building
$7,500,000 to the Smithsonian for additional salaries
$35,000,000 to the JFK Center for performing Arts
$25,000,000 for additional salary for House of Representatives
$3,000,000,000 upgrade to the IT department at the VA
$315,000,000 for State Department Diplomatic Programs
$95,000,000 for the Agency of International Development
$300,000,000 for International Disaster Assistance
$300,000,000 for Migrant and Refugee Assistance
$90,000,000 for the Peace Corps
$13,000,000 to Howard University
$9,000,000 Misc Senate Expenses
$1,000,000,000 Airlines Recycle and Save Program
$25,000,000 to the FAA for administrative costs
$492,000,000 to National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
$526,000,000 Grants to Amtrak to remain available if needed through 2021
$25,000,000,000 for Transit Infrastructure
$3,000,000 Maritime Administration
$5,000,000 Salaries and Expensive Office of the Inspector General
$2,500,000 Public and Indian Housing
$5,000,000 Community Planning and Development
$2,500,000 Office of Housing
$1,500,000,000 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Office of Public and Indian Housing. 1,000,000,000 of which can be used as "additional administrative and other expenses".
$720,000,000 to the public housing fund
$100,000,000 for Community Block Grants for Native Americans
$250,000,000 for Housing Block Grants for Tribes
$130,000,000 for AIDS Housing
$15,000,000,000 for the Community Development Fund
$5,000,000,000 in Homeless Assistance
$100,000,000,000 for Rental Assistance
An additional $7,000,000 enforce the Fair Housing Act
$1,000,000,000 for more mobile phones ("Obamaphones")
$227,000,000 for grants to States for youth activities
$261,000,000 for grants to States for dislocated worker training
$10,000,000 for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs
$100,000,000 for Job Corps
$15,000,000 for Program Administration
$6,500,000, to the Wage and Hour Division
$30,000,000, to OSHA
$10,000,000 for Susan Harwood training grants
$1,300,000,000, for Primary Health Care
$75,000,000, for Student Aid Administration
$9,500,000,000, for Higher Education

Saturday, March 21, 2020

THE LONG-TERM CHINESE PANDEMIC

by Agustin Blazquez with the collaboration of Jaums Sutton

According to the Black Book of Communism, “an estimated 65 million Chinese died as a result of Mao Zedong's repeated attemps to create a new 'Socialist' China” during his Cultural Revolution from 1966 until 1976.

According to Wikipedia, President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to the People's Republic of China “was an important strategic and diplomatic overture that marked the culmination of the Nixon administration's resumption of harmonious relations between the United States and mainland China after years of diplomatic isolation.”

I understood why Nixon opened relations with China.  

But coming from a Communist country I know the way communist regimes operate and that they cannot be trusted.  I thought this was a grave mistake that would bring terrible consequences to the U.S. in the future.  

We now have a doozy.

A characteristic of the communist totalitarian regimes is that everything that occurrs inside their borders is initally held as a well-guarded State Secret.  

The Coronavirus is a precise example.

Their unforgiveable silence provoked the recent worldwide pandemic.  And they still don't accept responsibility for it.  Probably they never will for as long as they remain a totalitarian communist regime.

What bothers me the most after the unfortunate Nixon decision is the ignorance in the U.S. business community to even entertain the possibility that those communist fanatic cult members would realize the advantages of the free market and eventually adopt a real open free enterprise system.

They never did and never will because of their rigid ideology and power hunger.

They pretended to transform for international comsumption.  But continued with their inflexibility to real change, because their absolute control is required to maintain their absolute power.

The ones who benefited the most from the elite pretending to be capitalistic were the old Chinese ruling communist elite.  It worked for them while the U.S. turned a blind eye and they pretended to be capitalistic, in cahoots with unscrupulous foreign businessmen interested only in profits rather than  freedom for the oppressed Chinese people.

With working conditions and salaries of the workers there so much lower than workers in the U.S.,the Chinese communists lure foreign businessmen.  

It was cheaper to produce in China than in America or other countries.  That's why so much of our production moved there.  And we stupidly became dependent on Communist China!

The communists never renounced being our enemies.  They spied, copied and stole the West's inventions and innovations, also to our blind eyes.

Now, sadly, we are paying the price.

 © 2020 ABIP

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Steve Sailer: How to Stop the Coronavirus Epidemic

In TAKIMAG Steve Sailer calls upon the Trump Administration to replace a containment strategy with a victory strategy:

Physicist and evolutionary theorist Gregory Cochran changed his mind on this subject in a conversation with me on Monday. Cochran had long been advocating flattening the curve as the proper target, but he realized:
But this is the wrong idea. You have to get R0 down close to 1.0 (from around 3.0) in order to really slow the growth—ordinary influenza has an R0 of around 1.3 and it grows way too rapidly.
Don’t aim at getting close to 1.0: aim at getting below. Basically, the region of parameter space that would correspond to “flattening the curve” is tiny, and 90% of the way to a clear win.

In other words, the effort it takes to flatten the curve is almost as great as it takes to win outright.
No longer should the goal be a well-played defeat. As Cochran sums up by quoting Douglas MacArthur:
There is no substitute for victory.
This would require massive sacrifice, although perhaps not quite on the scale of the Chinese lockdown because we have more square feet in our homes, more private cars, and less reliance on public transportation. But, at least there’s now a worthy goal for what all the pain would be for: victory.
The new goal is not to lose more slowly to the virus, but to conquer it.
Which of the 2020 candidates will embrace winning?
Read the whole thing at: https://www.takimag.com/article/crushing-the-coronavirus-curve/

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Michel Houellebecq's SEROTONIN


Serotonin is a chemical in our brain chemistry for which doctors prescribe SSRI inhibitors to fight depression. It is also the title of novelist Michel Houellebecq's dark satire about rural life in contemporary France.

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/serotonin-michel-houellebecq-houllebecq-france-globalizatio-1583605495

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

CORONAVIRUS: Danger + Opportunity

(Cartoon from Garry Apgar's Quotes for Conservatives)
The Chinese character for "Crisis" is made up of "Danger" and "Opportunity." This perfectly describes the Coronavirus pandemic confronting President Trump. Proper handling of this health crisis could clear the way to decisively winning the popular vote on Election Day.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

James Kurth's THE AMERICAN WAY OF EMPIRE: How America Won a World--But Lost Her Way


Full disclosure: My company published this book last December. After fruitlessly waiting months for reviews in other media, I'm publishing one here myself, because I think it is an important study which deserves serious public discussion and debate as a worthy successor to Samuel Huntington's 1996 "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order."

Read the whole thing at https://thelatest.com/tlt/james-kurth-the-american-way-of-empire-how-america-won-world-but-lost-her-way-clash-of-civilizations-islamic-1581714474

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Trump Administration Can't Ignore Impeachment Frame Job



Edmund Burke declared: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” After getting away with a fraudulent impeachment attempt, no wonder Democrats thought they could also rig the Iowa caucuses and tear up the State of the Union address...

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/trump-administration-can-ignore-impeachment-frame-job-impeachment-nancy-pelosi-joe-b-1581283070

Friday, January 24, 2020

Will We Ever See Jim Lehrer's Unfinished German-American Novel?


A few years ago, at a German Embassy reception, Jim Lehrer told me he was writing a book about the German-American experience, inspired by his own family history. I hope his manuscript might be published posthumously, since it sounded fascinating...and relevant to current debates over immigration and American identity.

Read the whole thing at: https://thelatest.com/tlt/will-we-ever-see-jim-lehrer-unfinished-german-american-novel-jim-lehrer-nixon-impeachment-1579879597

Monday, January 13, 2020

A New Iranian Revolution?


Events in Iran could mean the end of the Mullah's reign of terror...

Read the whole thing at TheLatest.com: https://thelatest.com/tlt/a-new-iranian-revolution-iran-trump-revolution-1578856131