20 March, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

Once upon a time, we, as parents, sent our children off to school for teachers to teach reading, writing and arithmetic. We didn’t send them to teachers as surrogate parents. They were OUR kids! We didn’t want them taught about sex, and especially not deviant sex acts. We expected elementary school teaching to prepare for junior high, and then to prepare students for high school. The goal was to have our children ready for trade school or college.

This isn’t a fairy tale, but it is history. Now, the children go to school to teachers that think those kids belong to THEM. School is no longer about learning to read, write, add or subtract. They gave up Critical Thinking for Critical Race Theory, where everything is the fault of white people! Want to debate that, well, you can’t because they tell you what to think, not how to think! And, since I mentioned writing, if you have second graders or older in public schools, ask if they can write in cursive. You might be surprised. I wonder if the reason cursive isn’t taught is because our Founding Documents are written that way.

Edmund Burke said, “Those who don’t know history, are destined to repeat it.” The geniuses of the Left think the answer to this is simple. Don’t teach history and no one will know when it repeats or what that means in the greater scheme of things. They removed the traditional history classes and replaced them with skewed versions (The 1619 Project). Beside that, their whole premise is everyone with European heritage is basically racist (CRT). I experienced this first hand when a granddaughter came over for Thanksgiving and began describing how the Pilgrims were evil and cruel to the Native Americans from the landing of the Mayflower on in history. Why delete our history? If the young don’t know our history, they won’t know that they have rights. They’ll believe their rights are whatever the Government deigns to give them, when, in reality, their rights come from the Almighty and the Bill of Rights protects Americans by prohibiting the Government from denying these rights! That works only if you know of your rights! Without rights, our kids become sheep, ready for slaughter.

To make matters worse, add in the warped sexual education “introduced” to our children. Children are told there are a multitude of sexual preferences. There have been reports of “teachers” speaking of adult situations and describing the activities going on in adult bedrooms. What possible good could come from this type “instruction” to children from age five to pre-teen? Absolutely none! Then factor in telling children that their gender can be fluid. The gender a child is born with may not be their “true gender identity”. They are told they should experiment. They are also warned not to talk to their parents about it!

There was very little good that came out of the Covid Scamdemic, but one of them was parents started finding out what was passing for education when schools started remote learning! Many parents were appalled. Then came the brazenness of the Drag Queen Reading Hours. Enough was enough! Parents started going to school board meetings and, ultimately, were called domestic terrorists by AG Garland! Still, they persisted! In the last election, there were a large number of school boards that changed from DemSocialist to Republican! The battle continues!

Our Pastor said in his message yesterday that today, the most commonly quoted verse in the Bible was probably “Judge not, that you not be judged.” (Matthew 7:1 ESV) . He also said that it was probably most used by non-Christians! They use it to shut down arguments, knowing that what becomes unspoken of, soon becomes tolerated. However, the Word gives many cases where judging is permitted. It’s okay to judge for discernment and to judge judicially. I can discern between good and evil and this is evil. Therefore, I judicially judge this evil should not be tolerated. Continue on in protest Parents!


10 March, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

Around North Carolina, March is known for March Madness. It’s wall-to-wall basketball. In Texas, March means Texas Independence. For the Irish, of course it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Irish whiskey and Guinness everywhere! But, apparently, March in Washington, DC is the season for hearings.

Currently, there are two confirmation hearings for positions within the Biden Abomination. Both of the nominees have now withdrawn their names after finding out that they won’t be just rubber-stamped. We also have the much-heralded Twitter/ Big Tech hearings. Alejandro Mayorkas is embroiled in a hearing. There are even various committee hearings on bills before they go to the chambers of Congress (the way it used to happen, as laid out in the Constitution). There are Intelligence Committee hearings going on concerning the classified documents that Biden has left all over the place. News flash: nine new boxes were found yesterday in Boston! Other hearings are being planned, including one involving Hunter Biden.

There are the makings for a lot of fireworks. There are many issues the GOP says it wants to get to the bottom of. The prior J6 panel did nothing but muddy the waters. The majority of the people believe it was nothing but a bunch of political hacks trying to cover their tracks. to back up that position, Speaker McCarthy has turned over the videos from that day to Tucker Carlson. It shows a completely different story of what happened than what has come out of the show hearings from the last two years. The end of a lot of conspiracy theories are about to be revealed. The videos show the Capital Police allowed the crowd into the Capital. The Shaman was escorted by CP on a guided tour. Outside, the crowd overrunning the Capital Police was caused by tear gas fired toward them, but landing among the police line that quickly folded.

The Covid hearing wants to determine how and where the virus came from. Again, the majority of people know where it came from and that’s China. The events at the lab are suspicious and suggest a cover-up. The virus, the vaccines and the boosters ravaged our military physically and emotionally, with much help from its own leadership. Another news flash: China is not our friend!

I don’t want to watch two years worth of hearings like the last two, where nothing happens. What is the point of that? I want the truth revealed and acted on. Already, several witnesses have been proven to be lying. There should be someone in the hearings who can issue arrest warrants for perjury in the room and a US Marshall to execute it. We know the FBI can’t be trusted to do the job. After a witness proves to be lying under oath, cuff the witness, take the person to be further interrogated, with his lawyer, with transcripts going to the committee chair for further action! Business as usual needs to end!

4 March, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

A year ago, I was a grumbling DirecTV subscriber. I started each day watching One America News Network, then switched over to Newsmax. I can count the number of times I watched liberal news channels this century on no fingers. Never! Trump calls it Fake News and that’s an accurate description of it. Personally, I call it Sewer Stream Media.

As I said, I was grumbling about my DirecTV subscription. It was expensive, and constantly getting more so. I don’t know how many times I got a bill and it was higher than the month before. Another problem, I live within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean. During a tropical storm or hurricane (or sometimes a heavy rain storm) I’d lose the satellite signal. I had been toying with the idea of a streaming service.

That was a year ago, when the average mortgage rate was under 4% and my weekly grocery bill ran around $125. This is now, where the average mortgage rate is 6.65% and the same groceries cost around $200. During that year, DirecTV announced that they were having contract difficulties with One America News (OAN) and would be dropping the channel when the contract ends in April, 2022. That’s all hogwash, because, according to OAN owner Robert Herring, DirecTV was offered the channel at no charge during negotiations. The truth is, DirecTV and AT&T, majority holder of the company just didn’t want to carry the Conservative channel! Big Tech was trying to de-platform OAN. DirecTV obliged!

I ended my DirecTV subscription, sent back my two receivers, paid to livestream One America News from the channel and immediately went livestream from Fubo! If DirecTV didn’t want to carry a Conservative channel, I didn’t need to pay for their services! The change actually saved me about half of what I was paying the satellite company! I’m like that. I prefer not to use services that don’t like my beliefs!

So, in January 2023, I’m watching Newsmax on Fubo, having already watched OAN, and news came out that Newsmax was about to be dropped by DirecTV. Prior to being dropped, Newsmax was announcing it on every show and the news scroll at the bottom had it on the screen at least half of the time. DirecTV said it was dropping Newsmax for cost-saving reasons, but keeping 22 lower rated DemSocialist channels. Doesn’t take much of a business man to know that was a bad idea! Newsmax was dropped a little over a month ago.

Here’s the thing; after OAN was dropped, I never heard a word from Newsmax about what happened. I’m sure they were happy to acquire those viewer from OAN but didn’t cover the injustice! After they were dropped from DirecTV, They’ve asked every contributor or guest for their opinions about the abridgement of free speech. To this day, they still are! Meanwhile, DirecTV’s market value has lost around $10B!

I’m reminded of a poem by Martin Niemoller, a Lutheran pastor during World War II. It goes as follows:

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out–

    because I was not a socialist;

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out–

    because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–

    because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me–

    and there was no one left to speak out for me.

The last line says it all. Would the assault on Conservative news have been allowed had Newsmax had united with OAN to speak out? We’ll never know!

21 February, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

Yesterday was Presidents Day, celebrating the Presidents of our country. The first one led the Continental Army to victory over the British Army to win our Independence. The 34th President led Allied forces to defeat Nazi Germany in the European Theater of the Second World War. There were other great Presidents. We’ve had some mediocre Presidents. There have been some who were terrible! The current resident of the White House certainly qualifies as the worst of the latter group!

We awoke yesterday morning to find Joe Biden in Ukraine, promising unending love and lots of money (taxpayer money).He preferred to go overseas rather than to handle domestic situations. He could have (and should have) gone to East Palestine, Ohio, where a train had derailed. The cars contained hazardous material, vinyl chloride. Norfolk Southern, operators of the train, indicated the best way to handle the toxic material was to set it ablaze, which created a huge black pillar of smoke. Half of the town was evacuated. Only half!

The situation in Ohio had been ongoing for around two weeks, largely disregarded, the citizens ignored. Obviously, this was a problem with transportation, and the Transportation Secretary was completely absent for the first 10 days of the crisis before speaking, saying nothing important.. There was no FEMA presence and EPA was AWOL! These people were getting the bureaucratic run-around. The EPA told the residents that the water was clean and the air was safe.

Then, things got interesting. Donald Trump said he was going to East Palestine on Wednesday (tomorrow). FEMA and the EPA showed up on site the next day! Of course, by that time, two more trains had derailed, both carrying hazardous materials.

The Department of Transportation has had a terrible 2023 so far. First, the complete shut-down of air transport for a day and then the derailing of three trains ( there’s now been a fourth) so, I’m sure, the “Mayor Pete” has some explaining to do and his flippant attitude isn’t going to work in the House hearing that is soon coming! Neither will blaming Trump!

As for Biden, he’s had an even worse two months. Beside the catastrophe that is the Southern border, he’s done next to nothing to secure our airspace. He let a CCP Chinese spy balloon go completely across the country before shooting it down over the Atlantic. I doubt we’ll ever hear about the data acquired by the platform. Of course, anything gotten by the balloon was probably already sent to China. Within days of that shootdown, NORAD discovered three smaller, lower-flying balloons. They were dispatched much quicker, downed by four Sidewinder missiles (one missile per balloon and one miss) at a cost of $1.6 Million.

Speaking about out taxpayer dollars, the budget battle is heating up, with Biden saying there is no compromise; just raise the ceiling! If that is the case, inflation will be much worse later this year and next!

Considering the domestic affairs that Biden has pretty much caused, I can see why he might have preferred going to the warzone of Ukraine. Of course, our State Department warned the Russians off from making strikes while Biden was in-country. I’m sure the Russians and Chinese are quaking in their boots!

11 February, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

Over the last couple of weeks, the United States has had at least two incursions of its airspace. The first began 28 January and continued until 4 February. The second was just one day in duration. The two incidences were handled completely differently. That fact raises questions!

In the first encounter, although Biden was briefed on it on Saturday, it wasn’t made public until Thursday. The disturbing point here was it wasn’t a government statement that announced the balloon, but a picture published by a local news outlet that made the incident known. Only after that was a statement by the Pentagon made. Surely they didn’t expect the balloon to go across the country completely unnoticed, did they? Well, the spycraft did go across the Aleutians, Alaska, and Canada before we were made aware of it! Were they trying to keep it secret and why?

Since it was over Montana the first we “discovered” it, the powers that be determined the safest course was to allow the spyballoon to traverse the entire country, gathering and relaying intelligence as it went, before any effort to shoot it down was made. Officials in Montana said it could have been brought down over some areas without much threat of hurting anyone. Finally, on Saturday afternoon (2/04), two F-22’s from Langley AFB in Virginia downed the balloon six miles off Myrtle Beach, SC. Also on station in the area were F-16’s from Shaw AFB in South Carolina. They were a lot closer to the spyballoon than Langley. I’m not sure why they needed to burn the extra fuel to bring the F-22’s on scene. Are the F-22’s now designated as the spyballoon killers? Anyway, the remains of the spyballoon is currently being recovered from 47 feet of water where it came to rest. They have recovered enough to determine that some components came from the United States.

The second encounter was much more brief. It was spotted yesterday as it entered our airspace and destroyed within an hour by jets (again reported as F-22’s out of Alaska). It was downed over icy waters, making recovery more difficult. As yet, it has not been announced exactly what the object was, just that it was at 40,000 feet, posing a hazard to air traffic, and not maneuvering and unmanned.

There was plenty of video of the spyballoon, even a couple of them showing the downing of it! There was also a huge backlash from the public concerning the lack of action on the part of the Biden Abomination! There’s nothing from the second encounter; no video, no description of the object, even though pilots shot it down. You would think we would hear something from it! The question remains: was it another balloon from CCP China or a psy-op to garner favorable opinions for this Abomination? After all, Biden and the leadership of the military took a huge beating in opinions of Americans after the first encounter!

25 January, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

For purposes of illustration, let’s assume a family has a bank charge card with a limit of $31,000 and it is now maxed out. The family has income coming in, but, for every $100 coming in, $129 goes out. They have a couple of debts that are coming due within a few months. Things are looking bad. They decide to call the bank to see about raising the card’s limit.. The bank tells them they need to have a serious discussion! There has to be changes made in their finances. This is how a family loses everything!

But, we’re not talking about a family in reality. Actually, we’re talking about the US Government. Instead of being in debt to the tune of $31,000, the National Debt is now over $31Trillion ($31,000,000,000,000) and we’ve just recently hit our debt ceiling. We’ve got about six months before we start defaulting on loans. The income to spending is still valid in reality. Now, historically, our elected officials play around until the last minute, then raise the debt ceiling so they can keep on spending recklessly. Kicking the can down the road doesn’t work. Sooner or later, it catches up to you.

However, now, thanks to a few Conservatives who stood up to Establishment members in the House of Representatives, demanding an end to business as usual. We can no longer just spend without repercussions. Biden, through his handlers, has said there is nothing to talk about; just raise the debt limit. Hopefully, Speaker McCarthy will stand his ground. There needs to be serious discussions about rampant (and corrupt) spending. Sen Mitch McConnell has already begged off, saying this is a discussion between Biden and McCarthy, effectively throwing the Speaker under the bus. McConnell has never seen a debt ceiling he wasn’t willing to raise!

When Biden took office, the National Debt was around $28.5 Trillion. The economy was returning to normal, slowly. It was being dragged down by DemSocialist policies keeping Blue states under lockdown and, later, by paying people to stay out of work. One of his first actions was a $1.7 Trillion Covid spending bill. Spending soared from there. It was wasteful spending bill after wasteful spending bill.

The Border Crisis is a national security risk. The National Debt is also. The cost to every citizen because of this debt is $94,250. But it won’t be paid by every citizen; the cost to each taxpayer is $246,867. Inflation increases with each dollar spent by the Federal Government. It’s not Putin’s fault; it’s not even Biden’s fault entirely. But, what happens at this juncture depends on Biden. All parties need to come to the table and talk. A blank check to the DemSocialists can not happen! James Madison said, ” I go on the principle that a public debt is a public curse and in a republican government more than in any other.” I agree. So get busy and now instead of later!

14 January, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

So far, this year has been very busy, to say the least. The new session of Congress opened on the third of this month, then there was the turmoil over the Speakership between the Establishment and Swamp dwellers on the one side and Conservatives on the other. After much negotiation (mostly between Establishment and swamp creatures, but occasionally also the Conservatives), 15 ballots over five days, a greatly fettered Kevin McCarthy won the Speakership.

The new committee chairs hadn’t been chosen before the news shifted. Breaking news came out that classified documents had been found in Vice President Biden’s UPenn Biden Center office in Washington DC. The DOJ had been notified of the find, back in November, just days before the 2022 General Election! Why the delay in letting the American people know about this? The White House pretty much ignored the question. The interesting thing was the fact that it wasn’t just Fox News, One America News and Newsmax talking about it. The Sewer Stream Media was questioning things also!

Of course, The SSM started by comparing this news to the classified document situation of President Trump. They were determined to show that this was nowhere near as serious as what Trump did. That failed miserably: as VP, why was he in possession of classified documents? Security was another issue. There is heavy security at Mar-A-Lago, while the building housing the “think tank” UPenn Biden Center has none. Nobody at the White House could say what documents were there or when Biden had been there last.

Last Wednesday, more classified documents were found in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home. At least, Biden was aware this time. Biden acknowledged the documents were in his locked garage next to his Corvette. Friday brought us another document found in his house, followed by six more found Saturday! How many people have had access to this house? It’s a safe bet Hunter has. There’s no way he should be anywhere near classified documents.

There are serious concerns here. The DOJ tried to cover it up until after the election. They wanted to save the DemSocialist Party from losses that might have happened had the news gotten out. Now, the Attorney General has appointed a Special Council to “investigate” the fiasco. The Sewer Stream Media is raising questions. Surprisingly, they aren’t ignoring problems caused by Biden, as they normally would for DemSocialists. There’s now a House committee wanting answers on top of it all.

This isn’t a classic cover-up that’s going on. The news is out there and getting worse by the day. It’s being talked about. To add to that, Biden has announced his run for re-election in 2024, much to the chagrin of many DemSocialists. One of them has raised the possibility of the documents having been planted to “embarrass” Biden. Really! With the tactic of blaming others of what you yourself are doiing, employed by Socialist everywhere, that raises the question. What if the papers were planted, but by Biden’s own party, to stop Biden’s run, install Kamala as President so she can run for President in 2024? Why? That would ensure the people running Biden could stay in power with Kamala, because everyone knows she doesn’t have a clue!

5 January, 2023 by Eric Dunkelberger

Our Founding Fathers declared independence from an oppressive monarchy in 1776. For seven years, they fought the American Revolution against the British Army, sent by the British monarchy. Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence condemned the abuses inflicted on the American colonists in the name of the monarchy. Eventually, we signed a peace treaty with the monarchy, officially recognizing American Independence! When it became time to determine the type of government, is it any wonder they didn’t choose a monarchy?

The Founding Fathers were quite tired of an automatic ascension to power. They created a Constitution that laid out a Representative Republic. They decided the United States of America would be led by a President. The Constitution set forth three branches of government, the Executive, the Judicial and the Legislative. The Legislative branch would be the Senate, with members being sent by the individual states (changed by Amendment XVII), and the People’s House, the House of Representatives, with members elected by citizens of the states. The House members would elect a Speaker by a majority vote.

The Speakership was never intended to be handed down to a previously chosen, hand-picked few. It was designed with the possibility of being messy. It wasn’t supposed to be one ballot and done. In 1923, it took nine ballots to find a Speaker. Ultimately, the Speaker reports to the American People. In 2015, John Boehner resigned from the Speakership because the People protested and demanded it. When it came time to vote for the new Speaker, common consensus said Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Conservatives were against him then as well) was favored, by he lost and Rep Paul Ryan became the Speaker of the House.

As of this writing, we are in the third day of voting for a Speaker of the House. There have been a total of nine votes so far. The “favored” member is (again) Kevin McCarthy. There is a block of 20 Republicans, all Conservative, holding up his coronation. Later this evening, there should be a tenth vote. McCarthy can only give up four votes, the margin between Republican and Democrat is so close.

And that’s where we are right now. Democrats are making fun of the Republicans, saying its embarrassing. No, if you want embarrassing, look to the White House and it’s resident. Look at how other countries no longer think America a world leader. Look at a country that can’t, or won’t, control its border. Some of the Republican establishment are saying if they don’t elect McCarthy, a Democrat will be Speaker. Hogwash! That will only happen IF six Republicans vote for him. That would be the kiss of death for their careers (or should be).

McCarthy has a problem. As I say, he can only give up four votes and there are five who want him to step down. He can give concessions to the holdouts, but he won’t give up everything asked of him. The thing is, few of those 20 Conservatives believe he will actually follow through. McCarthy is no Conservative and would rather negotiate with Democrats than fellow Republicans. He is not a believer in term limits or curtailing spending, two of the items Conservatives want. He is an Establishment politician, a Swamp Creature.

I stand with the 20 proudly. These Representatives were voted in for change. The “business as usual” atmosphere is sucking the air out of the country. They say we need to elect McCarthy so we can get down to business. They ARE taking care of business! They are fighting the Swamp. Like Matt Gaetz said, if you want to drain the swamp, you can’t put the gator in charge. I say, stand on your principles, though you may stand alone (Hat tip to John Adams).

29, December, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

Around this time of year, between Christmas and New Year, everyone is looking back at what happened and what they did over the past year. Music outlets are going over their top 100. I’m not really interested, because, let’s face it, most of them aren’t as good as the music made in the ’60’s and ’70’s. Sadly, a Christian station I listen to could only do a top “20 in ’22” show. Oh, well. I’ll leave all of the looking back for the upcoming awards shows, which I never watch. So much for looking back!

Looking back, can you really change anything that happened last year or last decade? Well, not really. You can change your behavior, your attitude, you perspective and your habits. Some of that happens this time of year as we look to make resolutions. While deciding to quit smoking, stop drinking, lose weight and go to the gym are worthwhile endeavors, are you really willing to put in the exertion to go through with the resolution or is it all for show?

I don’t make resolutions. Aren’t you doing that more for pier-pressure? It always comes with the announcement , “I’ve made a resolution to…” If you decide to change something for the better, just do it! I quit smoking 14 years ago and curtailed drinking to around two or three beers a week. Those were personal choices that I made. I didn’t announce it to anyone, except maybe my wife. I did it to be a healthier person. For me! Other changes I’ve made over the last year were not only for myself, but for my Lord, my Saviour, my King! While, hopefully, you see a change, I did it more for Him, for the grace He has shown me, past, present and future.

Instead of looking back, I prefer looking forward. And, doing this, I am hopeful. I hope Conservative views prevail in the House of Representatives and tend to stifle the DemSocialist machinations. I truly hope a Conservative is elected to the Speakership of the House. I hope the incoming Congress works FOR the People instead of against. I hope we can return the United States of America to being a world leader and foil the plans of the World Economic Forum! I hope we achieve true integrity in our voting process. I hope a great list of real Conservative candidates comes forward to run for office in the next cycle of elections. I’ve already decided on several candidates for my state; just waiting for their decision to run. Is this too much to be hopeful for? This is what I’ll be working on. God’s will be done! Have a happy and safe New Year!

17 December, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

Yellow journalism is the sensationalization of news solely to gain circulation. It refers to a period in time between 1895 and 1898 when two New York newspapers, Pulitzer’s New York World and Hearst’s New York Journal were in competition with each other. Both papers served the same city and both were the same price. Customers would look at both papers and buy the one with the headline that screamed at them or a picture that claimed their attention. Facts took a back seat to embellishment.

Skip ahead 60 years and you have a different look. Television news is cutting into the profits of the newspapers. Back then, there were only three channels from which to choose. To attract an audience, news stations adopted the policy, “If it bleeds, it leads”. That’s pretty much the same thing as yellow journalism. They show something gruesome to lock you into watching. Again, truth takes a backseat.

Today, the same struggle goes on. Print news, although there are still newspapers, most news has gone online. Television news has gone from three channels to a myriad of channels, many of them 24/7 news. There is a lot of competition for your attention. You can always get a news update. It’s simple. You can turn on the TV, the computer or check your phone. You’re connected. With so much information out there, it’s a shame so many are so ill-informed.

Much like the two newspapers in New York in 1895, which favored Democrats, so too do the vast majority of newspapers and probably 95% of news programming. The problem is, journalism has gone out the window. There’s little need for investigating if your information comes from the Democrat Party. Even writing news copy is almost a lost art. This is evidenced by the news, no matter your source, using the exact same adjectives for a subject of a story. Every story or program you look at uses the same words or phrases.. A noteworthy example is the use of insurrection for a protest. Or “a peaceful protest” when thugs (Democrats or Anarchists) are burning down a city. Next time you watch CNN or MSNBC or any of the others, check it out.

In times gone past, people used to go to college to take journalism classes. They used to teach you a story requires a who, what, when, where and why.. Experience tells you to check your sources. Being able to put a sentence together is helpful. That was then; this is now! I’m sure that very little journalism is taught in college classes now. It’s more indoctrination into Socialism. That’s what happens in college now, with very few exceptions.

I don’t read most newspapers. Maybe an occasional article. I don’t watch the Sewer Stream Media. It’s mostly garbage and agenda-driven. I have a couple of news channels I watch (Newsmax and OAN). There are several websites I check. If I am checking out a story to see if it’s real, I’m not going to use a leftist source. I don’t trust it! I’ve been watching the various releases from Twitter. I’ve seen the crushing of Conservative opinions by the media and Big Tech and Big Government. One thing I have learned is that WE are the new journalists.