Propaganda, disinformation, threats and socialism…
By Team DML
Today is May 9 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1 – Putin blames the West for Ukraine war in ‘Victory Day’ speech
CNBC reports: President Vladimir Putin on Monday tried to defend Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in his annual “Victory Day” speech, urging his forces on to victory while evoking Russia’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Speaking ahead of a massive parade of troops, tanks and military hardware in Moscow, Putin claimed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had been necessary because the West was “preparing for the invasion of our land, including Crimea,” according to comments translated by Reuters.
It’s unclear whether Putin was referring to Russia, or territory that Moscow considers to be Russian. This includes Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and the eastern Donbas region, where Donetsk and Luhansk — two pro-Russian self-proclaimed “republics” — are located.
Putin provided no evidence for his claims, but used the speech to lambast NATO and Ukraine’s allies, and justify what Russia claims is a “special military operation” in Ukraine.
DML: Propaganda, and more propaganda.
2 – Biden disinfo chief pushed Trump-Russia collusion claims
The Washington Examiner reports: The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s Disinformation Governance Board has an extensive history of promoting baseless Trump-Russia collusion claims from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, including allegations now scrutinized by special counsel John Durham.
Nina Jankowicz has cited Christopher Steele as a disinformation expert, made misleading claims about the funding of his dossier, cast doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop story, downplayed Iranian election meddling, and critiqued the Wuhan, China, lab leak hypothesis.
The Washington Examiner can report she repeatedly shared the debunked claims about Trump-Russia collusion in 2016 and beyond.
“Husband texted me ‘you have news to wake up to.’ Never thought it would be this,” she tweeted on Nov. 1, 2016. “Confirms our worst fears about Trump. I am horrified.”
DML: Sounds like the fox guarding the henhouse… what a freaking joke.
3 – New York Times Continues the Fear: Overturning Roe Means Ending Interracial Marriage
Breitbart reports: The New York Times published a lead editorial on Sunday in which it warned that overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 abortion law, would mean ending interracial marriage, repeating an erroneous argument the left has spread for days.
As Breitbart News reported last week, some Democrats reacted to the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft decision by claiming that all other social rights were at risk if Roe were to be reversed, and states could even ban interracial marriage.
But Justice Alito specifically distinguished abortion from all other cases, because it involves a potential human life, adding: “Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.”
Nevertheless, in an editorial titled “America Is Not Ready for the End of Roe v. Wade,” the Times argued:
Imagine that every state were free to choose whether to allow Black people and white people to marry. Some states would permit such marriages; others probably wouldn’t. The laws would be a mishmash, and interracial couples would suffer, legally consigned to second-class status depending on where they lived.
DML: Just MORE ‘disinformation’ coming straight from the Democrats!
4 – Dem socialist wants to ‘redistribute wealth’ and ‘abolish the carceral state’
Fox News reports: The frontrunner for a Pennsylvania House seat is a Democratic socialist backed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., whose political path mirrors that of far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee, a progressive Democrat, is running to replace retiring Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., who has served in Congress since 1995.
Lee has openly endorsed several socialist policies — including the redistribution of wealth — as well as controversial progressive policies like abolishing prisons.
“Instead of ‘thanking’ Black women, Black voters, and especially, Black organizers… give us the investments we need and deserve, redistribute wealth, ends police violence, abolish the carceral state, commit to building Black directed political power… and reparations,” Lee tweeted in November 2020.
Additionally, Lee’s platform runs in the same circle as the “Squad” leader herself, pushing “Medicare-for-All,” tacking “justice” onto several of her progressive policies to capitalize on the buzzword, and making several wild claims ranging from the state of American Democracy to immigration policies.
Lee also claimed that the U.S. “government’s rules have also failed to fulfill the promise of democracy” and called for an “end outdated and arbitrary laws” as well as to give “every person in our country with the right to vote – from previously incarcerated people to immigrants, everyone deserves a voice in our democracy.”
“No human being is illegal. Our immigration system is a broken web of xenophobic policies that seek to punish brown and Black people instead of building pathways to citizenship,” Lee claims on her “Immigration” tab.
DML: This is all we need – another AOC.
5 – Russian official makes chilling threat to Elon Musk
We just published this story on our app this morning – it’s a must-see! No WONDER Musk is concerned for his life now…. CLICK on the report below: