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  • Writer's pictureDale Hanks

The Patriot Digest - vol.2

Updated: Oct 2, 2021

It's been a busy news cycle these past few days. Following are some stories you may not have seen.


"Wokeness" has hit the National Archives. They recently issued a trigger warning cautioning readers that they will encounter “harmful content” when reading our charters of freedom. The warning appears when you pull up the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. This is another stepping stone in the left's attempt to "re-imagine" America's founding. Former President Obama has stated that he believes the Constitution to be a set of NEGATIVE liberties and a constraint on government.

The National Archives has also declared that architecture can be racist. They say the Capitol Rotunda is a symbol of racism as it “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC [Black, Indigenous and other People of Color], women, and other communities.”

They suggest ways to “re-imagine the Rotunda,” including "staging dance or performance art in the space that invites dialogue about the ways that the United States has mythologized the founding era.” The report also called for trigger warnings to be put in place to “forewarn audiences of content that may cause intense physiological and psychological symptoms.” Ummm…okay. There you have it.


On the eve of 9/11, President Biden gave a speech marking the anniversary of that fateful day. Nearly 3,000 people died in the Islamic terrorist attacks. But in his speech, instead of trying to unite a horribly divided country, he went on to take a swipe at Americans and praise the “religion of peace.”

Biden said, “We also witnessed the dark forces of human nature. Fear and anger. Resentment and violence against Muslim-Americans — true and faithful followers of a peaceful religion.”

Seriously? When we’re watching the debacle in Afghanistan, and we’re still reliving the pain of the 9/11 attacks twenty years later, those comments, to me, were not unifying at all. I think they were inflammatory, unhelpful, and totally unnecessary.


On September 11th, there were also plenty of politicians in search of a camera. Of course, the media will never miss a chance to spin the news in a way to be sure they can put a bad light on former President Trump.

Take a look at the following two tweets. The first was posted by Dave Catanese, a reporter for the Washington Post. Notice how the caption is written to manipulate a reader's thinking.

The average reader would think that Trump was a low-life for not showing up for the ceremony at Ground Zero in New York City.

But, in reality, he was doing this:

That's how the media does it.


Back in March of 2020, The Lancet, a renowned peer-reviewed medical journal, published a letter signed by 27 doctors from around the globe that stated that the mere idea of COVID-19 escaping from the Wuhan Institute virology lab was nothing but "conspiracy theory." Anyone who mentioned it on social media was excoriated, censored, and de-platformed. That letter effectively shutdown ALL debate as to whether the virus was man-made and escaped from the lab. Donald Trump mentioned it and the mainstream media had a meltdown.

Well, well, well. As reported in the Daily Mail over the weekend, an investigation has revealed that 26 of those 27 doctors had financial and/or research ties to the Wuhan Institute. Couple this with what we know from Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails about his involvement in the illegal funding of "gain of function" research at the Wuhan Institute, how can we trust him, the CDC, big pharma, the media, or ANYONE tied to the government who makes decisions dictating how we live our lives?


Joe Biden is now mandating that most American workers get vaxxed. Yet, while vaccines are being forced on Americans, we have thousands of untested, potentially COVID-positive migrants crossing our southern border. A Fox news reporter asked Jen Psaki why the requirement was imposed on people who had a job and not on migrants crossing the border. Her snippy response was, “That’s correct. Next question.”


And speaking of vaccine mandates, some front-line healthcare workers are being terminated because they refuse to get the jab. This is happening all over the country. These people have worked the ENTIRE pandemic WITHOUT being vaxxed. We sang their praises and called them heroes. Now, they are unemployed and considered pariahs along with all of the other un-vaxxed Americans. From heroes to zeroes. Regardless of how you feel about the vax, this makes no sense.


Here's a question--is it morally and ethically right or wrong to coerce someone into taking a vaccine? Dr. Julie Ponesse, an ethics professor from Canada is living that question. She delivered a powerful message using herself as an example of being forced to take a vaccine or face losing her 20-year career. Again, this isn't intended to advocate for or against the vaccine. This is about right or wrong. After all, we've heard from the left so many times regarding the question of abortion, "My body, my choice." Why doesn't that apply to a vaccine? Here's her message. It's heartbreaking.


And one more item from the “This Makes No Sense Department.” Evacuation flights from Afghanistan were halted as a result of a limited outbreak of MEASLES. Again I ask,.. southern border? Hello?


For something a little more on the lighter side, consider the poetic words of the Great Bard himself…William Shakespeare:

"A rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.”

However, did you know that Shakespeare’s poetry is now considered by some woke English literature teachers as promoting “misogyny, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, and misogynoir? Actually, I wasn’t sure about the last word, “misogynoir.” According to Wikipedia, the word was coined as a description for the misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play roles in bias.”

So if we’re going to ditch the works of William Shakespeare, may I suggest we compare and contrast the classics with a sample of modern day poesy that demonstrates rhyming, versification and metrical composition taken to a whole new level. This, from the Grammy-Award winning artist and bard, Lizzo, with her flowing paean to modern technology entitled, “Phone.” Sing along with it here. Here’s a sampling of the lyrics:

Where the hell my phone? Where the hell my phone? Where the hell my, where the hell my phone, huh? How I'm 'posed to get home? Where the hell my phone? Where the hell my phone? Where the hell my, where the hell my phone, huh? How I'm 'posed to get home?

William Shakespeare, being an enlightened man and a futurist, foresaw the denigration of his poetic masterpieces and he wrote a response to Lizzo and other great poets of our day by including a line in Hamlet, Act III, Scene III, Line 87.

The line reads, and I quoteth, “NO!”


And for a feel-good moment from Miami, a cat somehow found its way into the Hard Rock Stadium during Saturday's game and ended up dangling from an upper-tier deck. Fortunately, when the cat couldn’t hang on any longer, a fan caught it with the American flag when it fell. The fan says he brings the flag to every game. Once again, our flag saves lives!

I’m sure the cat was terrified, but he did get his Lion King moment.


Finally, I’ll leave you with something inspiring.

This was the Army Black Knights football team on Saturday, September 11th.

God Bless America!

Stay steady, Patriots!


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