What’s Behind the Attack on The Epoch Times in Hong Kong?—Guo Jun | American Thought Leaders

In the early hours of April 12, four intruders wielding sledgehammers and other weapons barged into the printing press of the Hong Kong edition of The Epoch Times. They hammered printing equipment and tossed construction debris onto the machines, hoping to cripple a printing system that relies on pristine surfaces to operate smoothly.

This was not the first time the Hong Kong printing plant has been attacked. In fact, it’s the fifth.

Back in November 2019, four individuals firebombed the plant, resulting in more than $40,000 in damages.

So what is behind these attacks?

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Roots of the ‘Civilizational Crisis’ Facing the West—Dr Stephen Blackwood | American Thought Leaders

“This view that there is no truth, but only power has emanated through and infected…our whole cultural and institutional life,” says Dr. Stephen Blackwood, President of Ralston College.

“We are facing civic alienation, inner-city violence, the devastation of our inherited intellectual and spiritual culture” are evidence of the sickness ailing Western civilization, in Blackwood’s view.

“The only antidote to the widespread nihilism is to recover, to re-apprehend the realities that nihilism denies—truth, beauty, goodness, forgiveness.”

Blackwood has recently launched Ralston College, a new institution of higher education committed to free speech and open discourse.

#HigherEducation #StephenBlackwood #FreeSpeech
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‘Isolation Kills Too’—Mary Daniel on Becoming a Dishwasher to See Her Husband; Advising Gov DeSantis

On March 10, 2020, Mary Daniel went to visit her husband at the Rosecastle Assisted Living and Memory Care facility like she did every evening after work. Eight years ago, he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

What Daniel did not realize was the next day she’d be told she could not come back. She, like thousands of other Americans, could no longer visit her loved one because of lockdown measures.

“The days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months,” Daniel said. “My fear was that… I was going to miss that window of opportunity where he knew me … Read more

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr: ‘Glaring Loophole’ in U.S. Policy on Tech from China

The products of Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE are used widely in America. Under Chinese law, “these companies basically have to fork over any information or data that the Communist Party might be seeking,” says Brendan Carr, a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The U.S. has implemented a “rip and replace” policy to remove such products from American systems—but there’s still a big loophole that remains.

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Peter Boghossian on Woke Ideology: ‘A Recipe for Cultural Suicide’; Case for Defunding Universities

“We can’t just keep funding people who are playing in make-believe-land, cranking out information to inform public policy that’s completely divorced from reality. It’s a recipe for cultural suicide,” says Peter Boghossian, assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University and co-author of “How to Have Impossible Conversations.”

A lifelong liberal and critic of former President Trump, Boghossian believes describing people as left or right is losing utility. It’s those who demand you think a certain way who are on one side, while those who do not are on the other.

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‘Do Not Use Justice for Blacks As Excuse to Destroy This Nation’—Bob Woodson on ‘Systemic Racism’

“Do not use justice for blacks as an excuse to destroy this nation,” says Bob Woodson. A veteran of the civil rights movement, he argues that the legacy of the civil rights movement is being perverted and weaponized to punish whites. Today, we discuss the devastating human cost of the “race grievance industry” he believes is gripping America today.

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Sharyl Attkisson: Dangers of Third-Party “Fact-Checkers”; How Propaganda Replaced Journalism

“That’s what the propagandists know… If the same thing is said over and over again, regardless of how untrue it is, it ultimately sinks in,” says Sharyl Attkisson.

A five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Attkisson never imagined she would see her profession become plagued by the bias and censorship she now sees in media today. How did things get to this point?

Tonight, we discuss the proliferation of third-party fact-checkers, how big tech is controlling online discourse, and what she expects will happen if Trump launches his own social media platform.

Attkisson is the author of “Slanted: How the News Media … Read more

How Communist China Is Exploiting Perceived U.S. Weakness and Becoming More Aggressive—KT McFarland

In recent weeks, the Chinese Communist Party has skillfully exploited arguments about race to try to discredit the American system, says former Trump deputy national security adviser KT McFarland.

Propaganda and disinformation campaigns are a critical part of the Chinese Communist Party’s strategy of unrestricted warfare against the United States.

At the same time, the regime has brought its economic power to bear on those that dare cross the regime. After H&M took a stand against forced labor in Xinjiang, it vanished from Chinese e-commerce stores, ratings apps, and even Apple Maps in China.

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Former DHS Chief Chad Wolf: Perverse Incentives Fueling Border Crisis | American Thought Leaders

In February alone, illegal border crossings hit over 100,000 and are projected to further increase. What is really happening at the US border, and what are the causes of this surge?

Today, I sit down with Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and now a visiting fellow at Heritage Foundation, who gives his take on the border: patrol agents being pulled off the line, a surge of unaccompanied minors, and abuse of the asylum process.

What should the Biden administration do to rectify the situation at the border?

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Average Investor Unknowingly Financing Firms Complicit in Uyghur Genocide—Keith Krach, Ellie Cohanim

🔴State Department list of over 1,200 Chinese companies tied to the Chinese military, surveillance state, or China’s military-civilian fusion strategy 👉👉👉 https://2017-2021.state.gov/communist-chinese-military-companies-listed-under-e-o-13959-have-more-than-1100-subsidiaries/index.html

“What’s really sad is that the average American investor is unknowingly financing the Chinese Communist Party,” says former Undersecretary of State Keith Krach. Americans inadvertently funded companies tied to China’s human rights abuses through American pension funds, university endowments, foundations, mutual funds, and bond portfolios.

What responsibility do Americans have to help stop the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang? What can the average American do that would actually make a difference?

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