Politically Speaking – October 19, 2021
Last week a record number of cargo ships were still lined up off the coast of Southern California, waiting to deliver cargo at the port of Los Angeles and the port of Long Beach. In addition to the anchored ships, many were adrift up to 20 miles off shore.
This backlog supposedly comes from a surge in demand for imported goods, and effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Keep in mind this disruption has been going on unchecked and unresolved since March and only getting worse, and with the holiday season approaching, U.S. imports are on the rise.
We’ve all heard a number of excuses. Just a few have been:
• The existing pandemic;
• A shipping container shortage;
• Limited warehouse space;
• A labor shortage.
And the latest I’ve heard is union problems. However, remember that we’re talking about California.
My question to Biden is why not send in the military. That would certainly take care of the labor issues, trucking problems, and union issues — which I question even exist. As to the container problem, when companies like Costco, Walmart and Home Deport are renting their own shipping containers and looking for different ports of entry, is that problem real?
In my opinion, California — Pelosi’s state — is like a third world country. But in comes Ron DeSantis, Republican Governor of Florida. He’s putting the word out to shipping companies that parts of the sunshine state are open and ready for business. Florida GOP leaders are saying California is no longer the most efficient way to move goods to the East Coast or even the Midwest. They are saying Florida is the answer.
So the answer could be as simple as instead of waiting off the coast of California, cargo vessels can off load and move their products to Florida and other discretionary markets in the same time it takes to find space in an increasingly congested California.
The sheer incompetence of the handling of this issue is mind boggling. It almost makes me wonder if this, too, isn’t part of the plan.
On to another matter about United States Attorney General Merrick Garland. If you missed last week’s column here’s part of it. Garland is now taking action aimed at addressing the growing number of showdowns taking place between concerned parents and local school administrators and school boards over the implementation of critical race theory and other radical leftist curriculum and policies.
A memo sent from Garland to the FBI Director and U.S. Attorneys’ offices last Monday said that the Biden Administration’s response to a national school board association letter claiming parental opposition to school mandates and woke ideology “could be a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
In other words, if you disagree with those in control with leftist views, you are the enemy. Censorship is alive and well and is a serious threat to our freedom.
Garland also noted in his memo, “The Department takes these incidents [parents voicing their opinions] seriously and is committed to using its authority and resources to discourage these threats, identify them when they occur and prosecute them when appropriate.” Since when does a discussion on disagreeing become a threat?
So with that said, it was pointed out to me by a dear friend that Merrick Garland has a son-in-law that runs a company (Panorama) that is collecting psych data on students. If this isn’t a conflict of interest, I don’t know what is!
It’s a matter of fact Panorama Education is funded by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law. The company supports critical race theory. It’s a company that sells educators on “WOKE” education material and shows them how to stick state and federal taxpayers with the bill through grants.
Xan Tanner, Garland’s son-in-law, produces teaching materials focused on systemic racism, oppression, white supremacy and intersectionality, all under the rubric of “Social-Emotional Learning.”
In fact, Panorama’s curriculum materials have angered some parents across the nation, and they’re speaking out.
GOP Senators have raised conflict of interest concerns over Garlands son-in-law’s education company.
Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Marsha Blackburn published a letter to Garland saying that “Actual violence, harassment and threats are criminal activities and must be condemned,” but adding that “his memorandum appears intended to intimidate parents across the country into silence.”
In this instance I question if the actions of the DOJ are in the best interest of the American people. In my opinion, they aren’t. We absolutely must wake up before it’s too late.
Until next week.