Two SF Bay Area fundraisers: one today in Ben Lamond (near Santa Cruz)
Fundraiser today, May 14, at 4pm to 10pm PST in Ben Lamond. The other is in Palo Alto on May 20 for Children's Heath Defense. RFK Jr and Naomi Wolf will be speaking there (I'm out of town).
Support Bay Area First Responders today May 14 starting at 4pm in Ben Lamond (near Santa Cruz)
I’ll be speaking there at around 4:30pm!
Event for American Frontline Workers 4 Freedom.
In the summer of 2021 multiple Cities in CA simultaneously gave Firefighters, Police Officers and Frontline Workers a choice between Freedom and Force. These humble and dedicated Men and Women, who serve our communities around the clock so we can have access to safety and life saving services, were forced to "Vaccinate or Terminate." Roughly 50% of the Firefighters said NO, so their Cities, Employers and County Public Health Officers made it mandatory and threatened their Paychecks, ultimately coercing a large percentage of our once Frontline Heroes into getting the C-19 experimental shots. During this challenging time, multiple groups of Freedom fighters throughout CA and the USA, organized and established legitimate Non Profits which brought legal complaints against our local governments for overreaching and forcing unconstitutional mandates.
In San Jose, CA, Firefighters and Police Officers created, American Frontline Workers 4 Freedom, simultaneously in San Francisco, CA, Firefighters created Hold The Line SF Fire. These brave Men and Women networked throughout CA with Firefighters in Los Angeles, where a large group of Firefighters established Firefighters 4 Freedom. As it stands today these organizations are growing, they are organized, connected with all the great networks of American citizens upholding our Constitutional Rights and most importantly they have filed legal complaints in key Cities in CA in opposition to the Experimental Vaccine Mandates with their own time and money.
Unfortunately, Firefighters in San Francisco are being Terminated while Firefighters in San Jose are being placed on unpaid leave all causing Financial instability.
These Heroes have many ideologies in common, they for 1 are crazy enough to charge into harm's way, while most of us run the opposite direction. The biggest struggle these First Responders face, they never ask for HELP. This is why they have decided to Host an Advocacy and Fundraising Event on May 14th in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
The Barn (200 Holiday Lane, Ben Lomond, CA 95005)
Event begins at 4pm with drinks, appetizers, and socializing
Plenty of Parking available on site.
They are also offering a round trip shuttle from the Hilton of Scotts Valley to and from the Venue for $25.
Casual Wedding and/or Cocktail style (no shorts or flip flops) Dress comfortably with style
Bring something warm as the temperatures can cool down in the evening in the Santa Cruz Mountains
DINNER, SPEAKERS AND AUCTION:
Dinner to begin at approximately 6pm
Guest Speakers following Dinner (indoors)
Auction items available followed by Networking and enjoying great like minded company
Children’s Health Defense dinner May 20 in Menlo Park with Bobby Kennedy
Here’s the link to register.
Bobby Kennedy and Naomi Wolf will be speaking. I am out of town or would be speaking there as well. Click the image below to register.
This is an INTIMATE dinner and the number of guests is very limited.
There are still a few seats available.
The early bird discount ($500) has been extended to the end of today, May 14.
Steve, where can I find the detailed information of the pretest on censorship at Facebook's headquarter in the afternoon of May 19 2022? I didn't find it from Children's Health Defense's website and online searching didn't help either. Thanks!
Since the topic is about "freedom," I hope it's okay to publish this historic analogy ...
In hindsight, I think the Canadian Trucker Protest has already given us the key lesson that reveals what “my side” is really up against.
In the end, this protest - as inspiring as it was to witness - failed. It was quickly exterminated.
How was it “put down?” There are two reasons, one obvious, one not as obvious, but even more important.
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau simply issued “emergency orders” that allowed authorities to confiscate funds from protestors’ bank accounts. Not only were the funding mechanisms for the protestors shut down, the State went after the money of the protestors. They also criminalized insurance policies that truckers needed to operate a trucking business and earn a living. Then police simply arrested all the key leaders. A protest that had grown via grassroots’ support was extinguished over one weekend.
… But this is not the REAL reason this protest ultimately failed; the real reason was …
The mainstream press also did everything in its powers to end the protest. Or, perhaps better stated, it did NOTHING to support the protest, which might have allowed it to spread and make a real difference.
Here we have to consider one of those “counter-factuals,” a THING that did NOT happen, but could have happened.
Key question: Could or would Trudeau have issued those emergency orders if the mainstream press had been rallying around the cause of the truckers? What if influential press organizations had been writing sympathetic stories about the truckers for weeks? What if when Trudeau issued his edicts, an army of scribes and opinion-influencers attacked the prime minister for this totalitarian response?
None of this happened of course. In fact, the opposite happened. The mainstream press supported his edicts and did all it could to portray the truckers as dangerous extremists. Trudeau had nothing to worry about from any political “blowback” because he knew the key press members had his back. It was this knowledge, this certainty, that empowered him to shut down a protest that was on the verge of spreading around the world.
Here I contrast the writings of today’s mainstream press to the writings that probably surrounded the Boston Tea Party of December 1773. At least according to my understanding of American history, the Boston Tea Party was a seminal event among a series of events that ultimately led to America seeking a divorce from the UK crown, which was deemed to be tyrannical or opponents to real liberty.
Were the Boston Tea Party protestors universally condemned as extremists and dangerous by ALL of the leading writers and thinkers of the day in the American colonies? I don’t think so. Did Ben Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Paine knock out article after article - or give speech after speech - condemning these protestors and scolding them for not supporting the king?
If they did, these anecdotes from history didn’t make it into my history classes 210 years later.
In effect, the mainstream press circa 2022 are the most avid defenders of “the crown” (aka The Status Quo). When “King Trudeau” did what he did, the press (in Canada and the USA) saluted and thanked him for “protecting” the people from dangerous extremists.
Here one can’t help but think that today’s press corps, transplanted back in time to 1773, would have ignored or censored any coverage of the Boston Tea Party. For this “service to the crown,” they would have no doubt been rewarded with invitations to social functions held by the Red Coat governors and gotten to keep all of their myriad status perks. The significance of the Boston Tea Party might have effectively been erased from history, just like that ride of Paul Revere, etc.
Today, I read that Canada is pushing an initiative that will require journalists to be licensed by the State. In America, we now have a “Ministry of Truth” inside a powerful and ever-expanding agency devoted to “homeland defense.” All the social media and legacy media sites basically exist to protect the views of “the crown.” Any “narrative” perceived as sympathetic to liberty defenders is now dangerous and, in some cases, is literally being outlawed.
The “patriots” who started a revolution for liberty in late 1773 would, today, probably all be cast as villains or “traitors.” Certainly, those parroting the speeches of yesterday’s Founding Fathers are vilified in today’s times.
In my view, the easy put-down of the Trucker Canadian Protest wouldn’t have been possible if virtually ALL of the mainstream press hadn’t been captured by the State. I also argue that virtually all of the elites who benefit from the Status Quo are in the same camp as the journalists in the newsrooms of, say, the New York Times.
Why does the Canadian Trucker Protest matter? Because, ultimately, it didn’t matter. The key point being that it COULD have mattered and SHOULD have mattered.
Why didn’t it matter? Because the people who “buy their ink by the barrel” have pledged their unwavering support to the Crown. FWIW, this is a major, depressing and historic change.