Iranians Increasingly Oppose the Theocratic Dictatorship

The 1979 Iranian revolution was a repudiation of the Pahlavi dynasty’s self-serving economic policies and brutal repression of dissent. It was never intended to establish a theocratic dictatorship in place of a secular one.

Most of the factions involved in that revolution, such as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), envisioned a democratic future for the country. But despite their support from the vast majority of Iranian citizens, they were not ultimately able to prevent Ruhollah Khomeini from co-opting the revolution to establish a system of absolute clerical rule, with himself at its head.

Now, Khomeini’s successor is overseeing efforts to stave off a renewed push for democratic governance by insisting that opposition to the theocratic dictatorship is tantamount to endorsement of the very monarchy that was rejected by virtually all Iranians more than four decades ago.

In July 2018, sensing that large-scale unrest was looming, the state-run newspaper Jomhuri Eslami published an article that said organized opposition groups were “sending some people to the parliament with unprecedented slogans of ‘Reza Shah, your soul be blessed’.” But later reports by independent media revealed that the regime anticipated these slogans precisely because their own agents were behind them. In July 2019, a Telegram channel, belonging to a prominent Iranian Teachers’ Union activist Hashem Khastar, published a personal account of interactions with agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) amid nationwide protests calling for increases to teacher salaries and the release of previously imprisoned activists. Khastar described one agent as expressly asking why the union doesn’t collaborate with the Pahlavi family, and then concluded, “The government is trying to direct activists to the monarchist camp and send many informants among them to support the prince, insult the regime, and curse the MEK.”

Khastar’s statement came approximately 19 months after the first in an ongoing series of nationwide uprisings which revealed the depth of popular support for regime change in Tehran. At the end of 2017, a protest began in the city of Mashhad over the state of the Iranian economy, then began spreading rapidly while also taking on an increasingly political tone. By early January 2018, the movement encompassed well over 100 cities and towns, with each of them providing an outlet for unusually provocative slogans including “death to the dictator”. At the height of that uprising, Khamenei delivered a speech which acknowledged that the MEK had played a leading role in promoting those slogans and facilitating the constituent protests. 

Fear of such organized Resistance motivated the regime to meet the next major uprising, in with repression greater than anything the country had seen since the 1980s, when the system was still struggling to solidify its power structure. With protests erupting spontaneously in nearly 200 localities in November 2019, authorities opened fire on crowds of protesters, killing more than 1,500 before initiating a campaign of systematic torture that was later detailed in an Amnesty International report title “Trampling Humanity”.

In the period between the two uprisings, Tehran also set its sights directly on the organized resistance. In June 2018, an Iranian diplomat acting on orders from the regime’s Supreme National Security Council provided two Iranian-Belgian operatives with a powerful explosive device and directed them to detonate it as near as possible to the stage where Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI’s designated leader for a future transitional government, would be speaking to a gathering of roughly 100,000 Iranian expatriates near Paris.

The 2018 bomb plot was thwarted by European law enforcement, but it went a long way toward revealing the depth of Tehran’s concern about the organized opposition. In the ensuing four years, however, the regime has sought to downplay that concern in public, while also doubling down on its prior strategy of portraying anti-government protests as having a sentiment toward instead of being driven by the “Resistance Units”, affiliated with the MEK. Toward that end, government-linked social media accounts have been found to post manipulated videos of recent demonstrations, with dubbed audio featuring the very slogans the MOIS had instructed its agents to promote after infiltrating crowds of protesters. In most cases, the deception has been promptly exposed, often by the same activists who were present in the actual protests. Indeed, many of those protests clearly feature slogans that condemn the Shah right alongside the current clerical leadership.“Down with tyranny, be it the mullahs’ or the Shah’s” has proven to be a common chant in recent years’ nationwide uprisings, which number at least nine. 

Several of those uprisings emerged even after the regime’s mass killing in November 2019, one of them only two months afterward. Today, with the public reeling from social crises including food price increases of as much as 1,200 percent, the patterns of public unrest are arguably more unmistakable than ever.

If the international community pays due attention to that pattern, it will no doubt recognize that the geographically and demographically diverse participants are all calling for freedom and democracy. Tehran would have its adversaries believe that the only likely outcome of regime change is either a return to monarchy or devolution into factional feuding. 

But the reality is that there is a viable alternative calling for fair elections, secular governance, and safeguards on the rights of all citizens. Iran’s solution is looking forward not backward and Iranians are the first who have realized this reality.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/06/iranians-increasingly-oppose-theocratic-dr-majid-rafizadeh/

According to Vice News, national parks are hotbeds of White racism

Vice News is a leftist outlet, partially owned by The Walt Disney Company and Soros Fund Management.  A recent Vice article about the National Park System gives an insight into just how deep in the weeds leftist publications must go to find “fresh” new content to keep their more fanatic readers happy.  That’s how we get a fiery article informing readers that the national parks are hotbeds of White nationalist racism.  The funny thing is that, to the extent racism is tied into the National Park System, much of it came from the forerunners to today’s Democrats and Progressives.

The article’s title and subtitle make the premise clear: “White Nationalists Want to Reclaim Nature as a Safe Space for Racists: White supremacy groups have deep roots in the U.S. wilderness and recreation movements, going all the way back to the creation of the National Park System.”

The author, Tess Owen, really, really hates Republicans and sees White nationalists behind every bush and tree.  She’s published a string of articles bearing such titles as “The GOP Paved the Way for the Far-Right to Terrorize Pride This Year,” “Arrested Patriot Front Brothers Have Ties to Apocalyptic Christian Nationalist Church,” and “They Love Jesus, Bon Iver, and Incels.  Inside America’s New Ultranationalist Youth Movement.”

That same red-hot hatred burns in the article about the national parks.  These are the opening paragraphs:

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/06/according_to_vice_news_national_parks_are_hotbeds_of_white_racism.html

BREAKING: Two year long investigation charges Chambersburg Drag Queen with 25 counts of Child Pornography, more charges

23 June 2022- A 26 year old man is in custody in Franklin County Prison after allegedly uploading and sharing at least 135 videos and pictures of child pornography. Brice Patric Ryschon Williams of Chambersburg is charged with 25 counts of felony class 2 child pornography and 18 counts of criminal use of a communications facility. His bail was set to $100,000, which he was unable to post.

The investigation into child pornography uploaded to the Dropbox web platform started in May of 2020 when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children submitted a tip to the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Child Predator Section. That tip from the 18th of May reported that 76 sexually explicit child pornography files were uploaded to Dropbox around May 2, 2020. The email address associated with the account was listed belonging to Anastasia Diamond, or Ana D. Inspection of the files determined that at least 49 of the 76 files appear to depict children under the age of 18 performing sexual acts. After a preliminary search of the IP address of the uploaded determined their ISP to be Comcast, a subpoena was issued to the ISP. 

That subpoena determined that the suspect’s login IP address was at a home on Oxford Court in Chambersburg, PA as well as the subscriber’s name. Emails of the subscribers were also listed, including one that presumably belonged to Brice Williams.

Subsequent subpoenas on the Ana D email address to Google regarding their Gmail account yielded IP addresses and recovery emails.

In July of 2020, NCMEC submitted another tip to the AG’s office that 10 more sexually explicit child porn files were uploaded by the same user as before, Ana D. Inspection of these files confirmed that at least 9 of the 10 files depicted child pornography. 

On September 17, 2020 a search warrant was issued to Dropbox for the suspected account. Shortly after the warrant was issued another file of child pornography was uploaded to the service.

On October 23, 2020, the search warrant for the Dropbox account yielded 135 files, including the files previously tipped to the AG’s office. In December of 2020, two more files of child pornography were uploaded to the same Dropbox with investigators confirming the validity of one.

The investigation continued into 2021, where Special Agent Travis Nye received updated intelligence for the home suspected of uploading the child porn in Chambersburg. One of the residents of the home, Brice Williams, was allegedly performing as a drag queen using the stage name of Anastasia Diamond. That name matched the name associated with the Ana D email address as well as the recovery email address being consistent with Brice Williams’ name.

On June 22, 2022, Special Agent Nye was able to obtain a search warrant for the Chambersburg home associated with the Dropbox uploads. That warrant was executed the next day at 6:43am. An adult that wasn’t Brice Williams answered the door but told police that Brice was indeed in the home. After finding Brice, he was escorted out of the home while the rest of the warrant was carried out.

After being read his Miranda Warnings, Williams said he had numerous addresses, including the Anastasia Diamond Gmail account. He also told police his phone number, which matched the Ana D recovery phone number. Brice then told authorities all of his electronic devices and that nobody else in the home used them.

More interviews of Williams at his home saw Brice allegedly saying that he had never uploaded, downloaded, or sought out child pornography. Upon revealing that Police received multiple tips that his Dropbox contained child pornography, Williams allegedly continued to deny that he uploaded child porn.

After finding the defendant’s phone, authorities were able to find at least 25 videos of child pornography on the phone, as well as more on an old phone. Special Agent Nye notes that 25 is just a small sample of the number of sexually explicit files on Williams’ phone.

After finding his devices, SA Nye confronted Brice with more information. Williams then admitted that he had searched for, possessed, and shared child pornography. He then told police that he first saw child pornography in 2014 on a messaging app and that he eventually started uploading the files to cloud storage apps to send and receive more files and links with other people online.

Brice Patric Ryschon Williams is being held on $100,000 bail at Franklin County Corrections. His preliminary hearing is set for July 5, 2022.

Sources: Complaint/Incident Number: CPC-20-0094, Docket Number: MJ-39304-CR-0000129-2022

Scraggle Daggle Tat’yana Gatson charged with murder in attempted robbery

A Florida lady has been charged with homicide after a person she lured right into a theft try on a relationship app fatally shot her brother in self-defense, in line with a report.

Tat’yana Mekeva Gatson, 23, of Tampa Bay, offered herself as a 22-year-old lady named “Jada” on the BLK relationship app and linked with an unidentified male on Could 31, the Tampa Bay Instances reported.

Police said she invited him to satisfy her on the Kains Palms Flats the place her brother was mendacity in wait to rob him.

After he arrived, Gatson’s masked sibling, Jermon Kennard, 18, threatened him with a knife and demanded cash.

The would-be victim then pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot Kennard within the head and chest, the outlet said.

Kennard was taken to a close-by hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.

States that promote giving kids puberty blockers, trans hormones have higher suicide rates: study

WASHINGTON — A new study is challenging the oft-repeated claim among trans activists that unless children suffering from gender dysphoria are given puberty blockers and pursue a chemical gender transition, they are likely to die by suicide. 

In a report released Monday by the Heritage Foundation’s Jay Greene, a senior research fellow at the Center for Education Policy, the scholar explained that contrary to the Biden administration and LGBT activists’ assertions that so-called “gender-affirming” care is necessary healthcare for trans-identifying youth and that it prevents them from killing themselves, prescribing cross-sex hormones to children and teens without their parents’ consent actually increases suicide rates. 

Greene’s empirical analysis found that in states where it was easier for youth to access what is euphemistically referred to as gender-affirmative care, there was a spike in suicides relative to states where it’s harder to access such experimental treatments, finding a 14% increase in youth suicides. 

Speaking at a Tuesday presentation at the Heritage Foundation, Greene explained that existing research on youth suicide rates among those suffering from gender confusion is thin, methodologically flawed, and has led to false assumptions being pushed on parents who are told their children will die if they are not chemically castrated or their bodies mutilated. 

In response to a question from The Christian Post, Ginny Gentles, director of the Education Freedom Center at Independent Women’s Forum, shared how parents navigate the fear-inducing claim that their children are bound to “commit suicide” unless they undergo an experimental cross-sex hormonal regimen. She stressed that the claims of transgender activists lose their strength once parents start to learn more about what has been happening across the culture.

“Hope can overcome fear,” she said, noting that when parents are first told that their children will kill themselves if they’re not allowed to transition, they are psychologically paralyzed and then learn about the policies in the schools and elsewhere in law that reinforce their children’s confusion. 

She added that when parents start digging into this issue and begin seeing that there are alternative paths to helping their gender-confused children with underlying mental health issues that often accompany the adoption of a trans identity, such as depression or autism spectrum disorder, they are empowered to confront the fear-inducing claims. 

“What I’ve noticed is that parents spend maybe the first year or so, when their child is embracing this identity, just petrified — really, really afraid. And then they switch to anger. Because as they look around, as they learn more, they realize that this is a social contagion,” she said. 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/states-giving-kids-access-to-trans-hormones-have-more-suicides.html

Several men call out an alleged pedophile who had YouTube videos talking about child sexuality at a Drag Queen Story Hour event in San Francisco.

Almost ALL Arab countries BAN Gay Cartoon Lightyear for Grooming Children into Homosexuality

Disney’s Lightyear homosexual grooming cartoon is being banned in 14 Asian countries: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lebanon, China, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and 2 other countries which are not named in any of the reports.

The United Arab Emirates has banned Pixar’s Lightyear from cinemas after its inclusion of a lesbian kiss.

Malaysia is also set to outlaw the animated blockbuster and other Muslim-majority nations could follow suit in response to the same-sex scene in the animated blockbuster.

The UAE, like many other countries in the wider Middle East, is a Muslim-led nation that criminalises same-sex relationships.

The Emirates, home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, announced through its Media Regulatory Office of the country’s Ministry of Youth and Culture that the film would not be opening in the country this Thursday.

The film ‘is not licensed for public screening in all cinemas in the UAE, due to its violation of the country’s media content standards’, the office said in a tweet.

‘The office confirms that all films screened in cinemas across the country are subject to follow-up and evaluation before the date of screening to the public, to ensure the safety of the circulated content according to the appropriate age classification.’

The office did not elaborate on the tweet and did not immediately respond to questions from The Associated Press.

The tweet included an image of the film’s poster, with the profile image of its main character Buzz Lightyear with a ‘no’ symbol over it in red.

Cinemas in the UAE, a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the Arabian Peninsula, had already advertised showing times for the film.

But over the weekend, a social media campaign with the Arabic hashtag ‘Ban Showing Lightyear in the Emirates’ caught the attention of conservative Emiratis.

They described showing a lesbian couple on screen as being against their culture and religion.

The movie, with actor Chris Evans voicing the inspiration for the Buzz Lightyear action figure from the Toy Story films, includes a female character voiced by actress Uzo Aduba kissing her female partner.

Why Are White Women Fighting So Hard For Abortion in this Interracial Dispensation?

Interracial Marriage

White women have always been at the forefront of change. It was the white woman and black man that first went to court to make marriage between them legal. It was the white woman who was responsible for removing prayer from schools and it was the white woman that was responsible for abortion clinics in the first place. The difference today is the motivation.

The white woman responsible, initially, for abortion was behind a plan to eradicate their black people problem in America. This white woman did not know that by placing abortion clinics in black neighborhoods, it actually back fired. White women could discreetly leave their neighborhoods and get an abortion and then go back to their white neighborhoods without anyone the wiser. The census exposed them.

White birth rates showed declining numbers. Fertility problems were blamed, but the truth is that millions of white babies died within white…

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Fox News Promotes Transgender Child Abuse in ‘LGBTQ+ Pride Month’ Special

Fox News promoted the story of a transgender child who switched genders at five years old as part of the network’s “LGBTQ+ Pride Month” special on Friday.

On an episode of America’s Newsroom, Fox News reporter Bryan Llenas highlighted the story of Ryland Whittington, a young girl whose family embraced her transgender transition to male when she was five years old.

Whittington hopes going public about her story will encourage other families to accept their transgender children.

“I’m just here to make the ride smoother for others. You might be struggling right now, but we believe in you,” Whittington told Fox News. “This family, we might not know you or where you live but, you know, we understand you and we believe in you.”

Llenas described Whittington as “a typical southern Californian teenager,” during the segment’s introduction. According to her mother, Hillary Whittington, Ryland told her parents that she was a boy before she could even speak.

“I could see it. It wasn’t him trying to be a brat. It was like painful. It was painful for him to have to wear feminine clothing and for us constantly telling him that you are a girl,” Hillary Whittington said.

Both of Whittington’s parents fully supported her decision when she allegedly came out as transgender at five years old.

Despite the Whittington family’s “conservative faith,” Whittington’s mother believes God “created Ryland just the way ‘he’ is.”

Llenas’s coverage included statistics from the Trevor Project that indicated more than half of transgender and non-binary children engage in self-harm.

“I would rather have a living son than a dead daughter,” Hillary Whittington told Fox News. “I guarantee if we had pushed back and done what a lot of parents do, I don’t think we would have either one of the kids that you see before you here today.”

Hillary Whittington added that Ryland Whittington is living “authentically and true to himself.”

The Whittington family first hit the national spotlight after a YouTube video of the family went viral in 2014. After that, Whittington’s mother authored a book titled Raising Ryland in 2016.

At the segment’s conclusion, Llenas praised the Whittington family for being public about transgender issues in today’s political climate. He also commended the family for displaying “extraordinary courage.”

“What extraordinary courage displayed by Ryland, his sister Brynley, father Jeff, and mom Hillary. I want to thank the Whittington family for speaking to us. It’s not easy, particularly at a time when transgender issues have been politicized. People are afraid of what they do not understand, Dana [Perino],” Llenas said.

Fox News’s transgender spotlight comes as conservative states across the country have either passed laws prohibiting transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports or physicians from treating young children with “gender-reaffirming” health care.

For example, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) directed the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate households who treat their children with puberty blockers, hormone therapy, or sex-change operations.

In states like Florida, Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, and Oklahoma, transgender athletes are only allowed to compete on a sports team that aligns with their biological sex. These laws were passed after transgender swimmer Lia Thomas dominated her female competitors in the NCAA women’s 500-yard freestyle race.

Many conservative social media users slammed Fox News for the segment after it aired on Friday.

“The latest woke org to promote changing the sex of a minor kid because the kid says he’s trans? FOX NEWS,” one user wrote, begging his followers to “turn the channel, folks.”

“I kept looking up to see if I was really watching FOX News,” one user said. “At that point we turned to Newsmax.”

“I love @FoxNews and @DanaPerino but WTAF? This poor little girl will never have children and began transitioning before she could even consent to sexual activity,” another user added. “Fox should be telling the stories of detransitioners! The ones who get shut out — the people who were transitioned too young before they could make a true decision. Trans gets enough exposure on all the other networks!”

Conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey noted that Fox News’s segment featured an image of Californian state Sen. Scott Weiner (D), who “just suggested requiring Drag Queen 101 for K-12, who wrote the bill preventing pedophiles from registering as sex offenders if their victim was 10 or > yrs younger & the bill lessening the penalty for knowingly exposing someone to HIV.”

“Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer when my conservative news outlets don’t encourage parents to trans their little children,” Michael Knowles tweeted.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2022/06/10/fox-news-promotes-transgender-child-lgbtq-pride-month-special/

DeSantis Campaign Fights Back Against Soros’s Media Manipulation Targeting Hispanic Voters

The DeSantis campaign is fighting back against George Soros-funded media manipulation targeting Hispanic Americans in various markets, including Miami, by submitting ad buys alerting the community of the radical left’s true motives.

The campaign’s move follows the Soros-linked purchase of Hispanic radio stations, forming the “Latino Media Network,” which is “meant to disinform the community,” according to the DeSantis campaign. According to Axios, the network is targeting ten markets in areas such as Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, San Antonio, McAllen, Fresno, Las Vegas, and Miami.

Lakestar Finance, an investment group leading the charge, is directly affiliated with Soros Fund Management. Further, board members of the Latino Media Network will include individuals affiliated with other radical left organizations, individuals, and causes. Morales Rocketto, for example, “has worked at various nonprofits and is an alumna of Hillary for America, the AFL-CIO, Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee,” according to Axios.

In response, the DeSantis campaign submitted a PSA, “Alerta,” (“Warning”) to run on two Miami radio stations, WAQI-AM and WQBA-AM, warning of the Soros-linked efforts to manipulate the community.

“Soros teamed up with Biden supporters to buy this station from TelevisaUnivision,” according to the English version of the ad, which warns that they are “coming with their ideological agenda.” Further, it warns that Soros “and his minions know what this community represents in the fight against socialism in America.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/07/desantis-campaign-fights-back-soros-media-manipulation-targeting-hispanic-voters/

Soros-Backed Leftists to Buy Historic Anti-Communist Miami Station in Radio Shopping Spree

The Univisión-Televisa conglomerate has made a deal with a left-wing coalition financed in part by George Soros to purchase 18 Spanish-language radio stations around the country, reports revealed this week – including historic anti-communist Miami station Radio Mambí.

The purchase, which still requires FCC approval, is an attempt to stem the tide of Hispanic-Americans voting for Republicans based on cultural conservative values and a growing disdain for the failed presidency of Joe Biden – or, as one of the executives in charge of the purchase described it, to combat “disinformation.”

https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2022/06/07/soros-backed-leftists-buy-historic-anti-communist-miami-station-radio-shopping-spree/