Darryl Strawberry had one of the greatest baseball careers of all time, but he hit rock bottom and almost lost it all

Glenn: Darryl and Tracy Strawberry, the authors of a book called The Imperfect Marriage, the founders of Strawberry Ministries, are with us. Hi guys, how are you?

Darryl: Great.

Tracy: Good. How are you, Glenn?

Glenn: Very good.

Tracy: Good.

Glenn: I was in Tampa when you were bottoming out, and you weren’t a good guy by any stretch of the imagination. What was it, ten years ago that you turned your life around?

Darryl: About 12 years ago.

Glenn: Twelve years ago?

Darryl: Yeah, 12 years ago.

Glenn How long have you guys been married?

Tracy: We’ve been married eight years.

Glenn: Eight years. I saw an interview with you guys, and at the end of the interview, they kind of joked about the book and said a couple of, you know, junkies, what are they going to know? And I thought to myself when I saw that, if the marriage is good, you know everything there is to know, because you came out of it. So let’s start at the bottom first and then how you guys got together and then how it turned around, because you were at the top, and what happened?

Darryl: Well, we all screwed up, you know, as people inside. I think we have so many different issues in our lives growing up, we never deal with them, and they start from childhood. Mine was affected in my childhood. My dad was raised an alcoholic, and, you know, he beat me and said I’d never amount to nothing.

So I became a great baseball player, so everybody thought well, just because you’ve become a great baseball player, you should be happy, but inside, you know, inside I was dying inside, you know? The issues inside were real, and I could never overcome and never could get it out of my head when I was running around the bases, you know, hitting home runs, and winning championships that I was nothing.

Glenn: Isn’t it amazing how…because I kind of felt the same way. I mean, I didn’t have your kind of success, but you think it’s the next mountain that you’re going to climb that’s going to give you that peace. At least I did. You feel like okay, well, I’m empty inside, I don’t feel like it, but if I can just get that next whatever it is, and eventually it becomes the next high, then I’ll be okay.

Darryl: Well, it’s the next way to escape, you know, to feel good, to cope with life, regardless of the circumstance. When you have low self-esteem, and you don’t believe in yourself as a man, not a baseball player. You know, I believed in myself as a baseball player, but who am I as a man?

Glenn: Explain the difference.

Darryl: I think being a baseball player, I knew because I could step on the field, I could be the best on the field. I had confidence in that, but I didn’t have the love and the compassion to understand what it is to be a man, how to raise your family, how to be a good father, how to be a good husband. That was never there for me.

I never got the pat on the back when I came home from Little League. It was just me. I came home, and my mom gave me the hugs and the love and support, but deep down inside I didn’t get that from a father, and it made it very difficult. It made it very empty inside, because I was accumulating a lot of great things in life, but I never was getting to the point of what it is to be a man to feel good about myself. I think that’s the part that a lot of us missed, the hugs.

Glenn: It’s really hard. My dad, I mean, I can’t say this. I don’t want to throw my dad under the bus, but I learned work from my dad, and so I don’t know how to be a good husband. Instinctively have to work at it…you know what I mean? Have to really, really work at it, don’t know how to be a good dad…I just have to really work at it. And most of it is just believing, just coming to a place to where you’re like you’re good.

I mean, I had an epiphany this weekend. I was cuddling with my son, and he’s ten now, and we were just joking. We were in church together, and he grabbed my hand, and he held my hand. And he was rubbing my hand. And I thought to myself, I don’t ever remember doing this to my dad. I don’t ever remember holding my dad’s hand. And I thought victory, victory. I am a good dad. You know what I mean?

Darryl: Right.

Glenn: I just crossed a hurdle that I hadn’t done before. Your lowest point, when you knew I can’t do this anymore?

Darryl: Well, I think my lowest point was when I stuck a needle in my arm to shoot heroin. I think that was the lowest point that I probably could ever get to.

Glenn: You knew it?

Darryl: I knew it. I knew from there that I crossed over onto the other side once I stuck a needle in my arm and shot heroin. I mean, I was always using crack, and I was always using cocaine, but I really stepped to that level, and I knew I was, you know, coming into the place of being a full junkie now. And I knew right then and there with Tracy in my life too at the time, and we’re boyfriend/girlfriend, I knew right there I had a serious problem. I knew for myself inside I wasn’t going to get better. I knew it was going to get worse before I got better.

Glenn: Tell me your story.

Tracy: Well, when I signed over custody of my children, that was my pivotal moment. That was my time. Who does that, you know? I’m this woman who’s raised in a home with love and wonderful parents. I have support. I have encouragement. I have love at home. I don’t have a story that I can grab hold of and say this is why I am the way I am. I don’t have an excuse, and I’m not…please don’t misunderstand me, because those things are very serious, but what is wrong with me? I must really be screwed up to have turned out like this in the midst of addiction. How does that happen?

Glenn: How far down did you go?

Tracy: I went down very far. I went down very far. I was in places I never thought I would go, just doing things I never thought I would do. These are things that I didn’t even know from this life. I didn’t see these things at home. I was not trained up in this way, if you will. I didn’t have a disposition for this lifestyle. I had a very deep emptiness inside. I’m lost. I don’t know what this life is about. I was chasing excitement, always had to be entertained on a very high level. Just wanted to see the world, I didn’t have any focus. I didn’t have any self-discipline within me. I didn’t embrace the way I was raised.

Glenn: How did you two meet? I mean, you’re a nightmare waiting to happen.

Tracy: We sure were.

Darryl: We’re a good nightmare. It was a great nightmare waiting to happen. It’s the strangest things of how people meet, and we met at a Narcotics Anonymous convention. Tracy had just had one year clean, and I just came back from a five-day binge smoking crack. And there we were talking about getting together, and how was this going to work? You know, there’s the sickness of a person that’s still inside which I had, and she had the wellness going on inside of her.

I told her from the beginning, I said you do not want to get involved with me. I am dangerous. I clearly told her that from the beginning. I said I am very dangerous, because I went through two marriages and kids and a family like a tornado because I was selfish, self-centered, and it was about me. I want what I want, and that’s just the way it was.

Glenn: Did you tell her that kind of as a hey, you were warned?

Darryl: Yes. She said I didn’t give her the details.

Tracy: Yeah, he left out the details. But I knew because I came from that lifestyle. When Darryl and I came together, when people, I believe, hopeless people like us come together, there is this fear of judgment. There is this fear of nonacceptance.

You so desperately want to be loved and want to be accepted, especially living the life that you’ve lived and the grand mistakes that we have made, so we had this component where we could relate. We could relate so much to one another that we fell in love with this nonjudgmental relational component, but we were very toxic. We had a strong desire to want to love, but we were not equipped to love. We could not love each other no matter how much we wanted to love each other.

Glenn: So what happened?

Darryl: A lot.

Tracy We had to get well.

Darryl: It was a lot of things that happened. Tracy was coming, kicking down drug houses’ doors, pulling me out of them.

Glenn: You [Tracy] maintained your sobriety?

Darryl: Yes.

Tracy: I did, and one day I came to that realization, I can’t do this anymore. I’m losing myself in the midst of this and being so codependent. I’m trying to save him. When you are working harder at someone’s life and someone else’s faith and someone else’s responsibility and their sobriety, and you are working at their responsibilities more than they are, it’s not working.

Glenn: Right. Being an alcoholic, and I’m sure you guys are the same way, the minute some celebrity dies from an overdose or something, that’s when my phone rings, and everybody’s like hey, can you get on and talk about…? And the question is always the same thing, what could we have done to save them? Nothing.

Darryl: Nothing.

Tracy: If they don’t want to be saved—

Glenn: You can’t save them, and that’s really hard for people to understand and families to understand. There’s nothing you can do.

Tracy: Right.

Glenn: Nothing you can do. Okay, back in just a second with more of the climbing the way out now. Back in a minute.

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Glenn: All right, so you get together. You are working hard to try to keep him sober. He’s not working hard.

Tracy: No.

Glenn: What happens?

Tracy: He’s not participating, so I let him go. I let him go. People cannot change people, and we can love, and we can lead, but I had to let him go, and I had to focus on myself, and I had to get myself grounded. I had enough issues of my own, and that’s what happens. If I’m running after him, I can’t deal with myself, and I am continuing not only to hurt myself…our decisions hurt so many people. The consequences blanket so many people. It does not just hurt ourselves.

Glenn: So let me go back here, because let’s say that people…because I know there are people who are watching, and, you know, their kids, their loved ones or somebody is involved in anything from just alcoholism to heroin, and they don’t know how to relate to that. They don’t know want to do, and they feel like I can’t abandon, you know? It’s my husband or it’s my wife or it’s my daughter. It’s somebody. I can’t just abandon them. Explain if you can…maybe I’ll start with you, Darryl. When she said…because it was actually, didn’t it start with sex, no more sex for you?

Tracy: Yes, that’s when I was getting strong in my faith and strong in the word of God, and I just had a conviction.

Glenn: And that’s the first time anybody had ever said no to you, isn’t it?

Darryl: That’s the first time, yeah. That’s the first time I ever really had been cut off and said no to.

Glenn: On anything.

Darryl: Yes. Most of the time, you know, especially people that live, you know, in the high-profile life, celebrity life, no one ever tells you no. They’ve got the buffers around everybody—yes, you can do this, you can go here, and knowing that they have all these problems and just enabling them and killing them inside. And before you know it, one of them OD’d, and they’re dead, you know, because no one has ever told you no.

So when Tracy told me no that we weren’t having sex anymore, I said I’m outta here, and she said I think that’s what you need to do. I didn’t know if we would get back together, but that was a defining moment in my life because then I knew I had a problem, you know? I knew it wasn’t her. I had to look at me, and so I had to go away, and I had to go away for the next six months. It was just me and God. I went and got with God, and I got serious, you know, about my relationship.

Glenn: What was it about that time or that event that made you? Because you had been in…both of you guys had been in much worse scenarios than hey, not hooking up. I mean, what was it about that time?

Darryl: That time was the time that I picked up the word of God, and I got into the Bible, and I wanted nothing else. I wanted nothing else to do with the world anymore. I had been there, seen that, rich, famous. I didn’t want anything else to do with that anymore. And from that point there, I got serious. I didn’t have anything, but I had the word, and all I did was study. And all I did was read, and all I did was cry. And I let God really do, you know, a purging inside of me, because it’s an inside job, Glenn. Everybody on the outside looks great, but the insides are dead inside, and the insides are empty. I filled my insides with women, money, homes, cars, drugs, alcohol. It was never enough. It brought me to an empty place. It brought me to my knees.

Until I got the transformation, which is being changed…there’s a heart change that has to come about, and there is a mindset change that has to come about for you to be transformed. People don’t change their heart. They don’t change their mindset. That’s why they can never walk into the abundance of life and understand the real purpose, and I didn’t do that until I studied the word of God.

Glenn: Did somebody teach you this or did you just pick up the Bible?

Darryl: I picked it up. I finally picked it up and read it for myself.

Glenn: First time?

Darryl: People tell you to read it. Yeah, you know, and you read it. If you read it, you’ll get the revelation. And I finally went there for myself, and I picked it up, and I go oh my God.

Glenn: Yeah, I’ll tell you, I think if that Bible was just called, you know, Steve’s book of helpful hints, everybody would read it, and they would all say this is the most incredible book, but because it’s the Bible, because it comes with all of the trappings of religion and everything else—forget about the religion. Just listen to the words. It truly is remarkable. You think you know it. You don’t know it.

Darryl: Incredible, I mean, it’s a deliverance in it. I think people don’t get to the point of reading and studying the Bible because they’re afraid. Because you know what it does, Glenn? It challenges you to change, and that’s what we need in America. We need change. People won’t change. They want to stay the same inside. It’s not what you look like on the outside. A lot of us walk around on the outside, and we look great as ever, but our insides are polluted, toxic, and we can never get to the point of understanding the purpose of—

Glenn: I said to somebody the other day, we were talking about politics, and I’ve had a big turning point in my life. I’ve had a couple of them. One is my alcoholism and sobering up and my baptism, but in the last two years I had a health scare, and for a while there I thought I had just a few years to live as a functioning human being. That changes you. That really changes you and focuses you on what it is.

And somebody said to me the other day Glenn, you’re going to start doing all these other things, you know, but you’re going to forget about politics. I said politics, there is no change in that. That is us drinking. That’s us saying they’re going to change it for us. The problems all come…all of society…you can’t blame it on Hollywood. We’re consuming it. You can’t blame it on Washington. We voted for them. It’s all in here. If we don’t change this, it doesn’t work.

Tracy: We have to become accountable as human beings. The nation is made up of people, and this nation will change. We are a godless society. We have lost our fear of the Lord. We want what we want. We chase after things. When we decide to stand for God and bring God back and faith back into this country, and we take responsibility for our lives, we take responsibility for our marriages, and we get this thing called marriage right…when a marriage breaks down, our children break down, an individual breaks down, a nation breaks down.

We have to take responsibility for our lives, our decisions, what we’re doing, and if each individual would take responsibility, would embrace faith, put God at the center and deal with their issues, this nation would change.

Glenn: In the book you guys talk about the differences between men and women, you know? I think this is true. You talked a little bit about Tracy didn’t want a diamond. She didn’t want roses, and you talk about how I got it. I finally get it. All he wants me to say is thank you for taking care of things. Explain that, because it’s a really simple thing that I think, you know, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, yada, yada, yada. This in one page tells the real important difference.

Darryl: Yeah, I think a lot of times people get caught up in the fact of stuff. Stuff is going to make me feel great, and it doesn’t, you know, because Glenn, I had everything that a man could want. What good does it do for a man to gain the whole world, but I was losing my soul? It was my soul that I really wanted. And Tracy never was the person that wanted stuff to complete her, you know?

Most women run around, and they want their husband to buy them this. They want to look like this and that and that. And she was so simple, you know? She was so simple. That’s what I loved about her because she took me shopping at Walmart, and I was like ah! I’d never been there before in my life. I said this is great, you know, finally a simple place.

Tracy: We lost everything. We were living in my parents’ basement.

Glenn: My kids took me to Target one time, and I was like—

Tracy: We have to learn how to budget. It’s called responsibility.

Glenn: It’s like this is the greatest store ever. That’s great.

Darryl: You know, that was part of what I loved about her, that, because it was real. It wasn’t the fancy…didn’t have to go to the fancy stores, the fancy restaurant, just really simple stuff. Let’s live the simple life and let’s live it for purpose, and let’s live it for loving God and not be consumed.

Glenn: That is the opposite of what the world teaches right now.

Tracy: That’s right. We have to look at the inner soul. This is a soul thing. This is a character issue. We need to learn to love people from the inside out, especially your partner. Talking about marriage, and I love it when they laugh, oh, these two crazy people came together. These two crazy people have done the work. We dive in deep, and we get into real stuff in this book. This isn’t a Cinderella fairytale, impossible thing to achieve. We’re talking about addiction and losing everything and adulteries and getting past deep betrayals and hurts that we bring into marriage.

There’s nothing wrong with marriage. God created marriage, and anything that He creates is great and wonderful when we do it His way. The people bring in the problems. The people bring in the issues, and when we don’t deal with those issues…that whole book is a journey of dealing with those things and how you overcome and how you can love God, put God in the center first, even if you’re a person like me who just did not want anything to do with God. I was so angry at God, and don’t talk to me about God. It’s a journey. It’s a journey.

Glenn: Last night, I had a guy who survived Auschwitz. He sat right there. He said the same thing. I was angry at God. Where was God? And then we finished the show, and he spent 20 minutes talking to me about how great God is and how He fills you, and He’s there the whole time, even in the absolute worst place.

Tracy: That’s right.

Glenn: All right, when we come back, I just want to talk to you a little bit about getting past anger, because I think that we are a country that is starting to now look for vengeance and give it to me and you owe it to me and all of these really bad things. I think there’s some people that say, you know, when I talk about reconciliation, that’s not going to work. None of that stuff is going to work. I don’t know if they really connect with the difference between reconciliation and winning. Winning is not a good thing. Maybe we can talk about anger when we come back in just a minute.

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Glenn : So as the world goes more and more into an angry place, I believe that we need to find…kind of like Finding Nemo, find your happy place, find your happy place. You have to find a happy place, because that’s where the power comes from, and that’s where peace comes from.

Darryl: Yes.

Glenn: On a broad scale, this is what’s happening. Everybody is being ratcheted up. They’re more and more angry at political parties, at their boss, at whatever, whatever, the bank. They’re more and more disconnected from in here, and it’s happening in our…I mean, boy, you start to add real financial troubles. Our families and our marriages are so weak right now. We are headed for the Titanic as a society. Advice?

Darryl: Well yes, we are. There is no restoration. You have to have restoration and be restored inside to a whole person to be free from all of that, because that means when you become free inside, none of this exists anyway. It doesn’t matter, you know? We get too consumed with it, and we lose ourselves in it. And we think it’s all important, but in the end it really doesn’t matter. I think too many people are wrapped up in only knowing earthly things.

I think what happened, you know, for me is to be restored. My mind got changed. Then I became a person of principle and purpose, and I became Kingdom minded. I’m not earthly minded. I just live here. I’m just doing what I’m supposed to do here. I need to do what I need to do for God here, and I need to cross over to the other side. And there’s strength, and there’s power in that. There is greatness in that. There is love in that. There’s peace in that, and there’s no confusion in that. God is not of confusion. People are.

Tracy: We have to do it God’s way, and like I was saying before, we’ve lost our fear of the Lord. We don’t understand the consequences of our actions and our anger. The opposite of anger, like you were talking about, is peace, and in Christ, there is a peace that surpasses all understanding that is above and beyond this world. The way we treat one another creates this hostile…to be angry is to be a hostile, to be hostile from the inside out.

There is a cleansing that has to take place through forgiveness, which people don’t understand. It’s not saying that everything’s okay, and it’s not always reconciliation, but it’s a character issue. We have a character issue on the inside, and we have these character defects. We hear that word all the time, this hot button, which is any character that doesn’t align with Christ, which is peace, love, kindness, gentleness, discipline, self-control. We’ve lost that. And on the other side, there’s malice. There’s hostility. There’s a whole list of these things when we don’t have this power that comes in and changes us from the inside out.

I was taught to see character, not color. I was taught to see character, not culture. I was taught to see character. This is a character issue from the inside out. Anger spawns from that because vision can create, but character sustains. And we hurt each other.

Glenn: Society is not pushing character.

Tracy: They’re not. This is a character issue—color, culture.

Darryl: Color, success, you know? That’s what they push, you know, push you to be successful, and if you’re successful, then you’re somebody, you know? But it doesn’t change your character because you’re successful.

Glenn: You don’t have any memorabilia up at your house or very little, do you?

Darryl: No, because it’s not who I am. I’m not tied to that. That’s the problem in our society, identity. America, we need to wake up. We have the wrong identity. We have the identity of being successful and having the riches, and I have everything. I have the notoriety, and I’m free. You’re not free. That’s the wrong identity. You’re wearing the wrong identity here. Our identity needs to be in Christ and what our purpose is here for. Our purpose is here to serve God and to love others and help the lost and bring the lost to salvation.

Glenn: It depends on how we take it. We could tear each other apart or we could accept this as a really good thing, and I’m hoping that we accept it as a good thing. There’s a great humbling coming. There is a great humbling coming, because only when you’re humble can you actually do what you guys have done.

Darryl: Right. It becomes, Glenn, it becomes not about you. It becomes about Him. When He comes into your life, when Jesus comes into your life, it becomes about Him, His work, and doing His work only.

Glenn: Okay, the name of the book is The Imperfect Marriage, two unlikely people. I’m telling you, the Lord is the best at taking lemons and making lemonade. The alcoholics, we’re going to rule the world. But if you’re looking for some help, some understanding, and a place to start, this might be exactly the thing for you. Thank you guys, and the best of luck.

Darryl: Thanks. Thanks for having us.

Tracy: Thank you. Thanks for having us.

'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.

America's end? How the left is paving the way for revolution

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What if I were to tell you that we're all being set up for a Civil War? I know, I know... You're not supposed to say things like that, but it's ABSOLUTELY true. The left is grooming us for revolution, and they're not even trying to hide it anymore. They're being so blatant. It almost makes you wonder: is this by mistake or by design?

I want to show you what's been happening just in the past 2 weeks. I started to notice a trend about a week ago. Axios ran this article on September 1st.

A top Democrat data and analytics firm, Hawkfish, said in an interview on HBO that it was “highly likely" that President Trump will appear to have won in a landslide on election night, but will actually ultimately LOSE after all the mail in votes are counted. They said:

We are sounding an alarm and saying that this is a very real possibility, that the data is going to show on election night an incredible victory for Donald Trump... When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage.

It's no surprise what's going on here... We've known from the start why the left wants to fundamentally alter how Americans vote. If they were ACTUALLY concerned about people not being able to go to the polls, they'd tell everyone to vote absentee. But that's not what they did. They proposed mailing out ballots IN MASS. That would give them WEEKS after election night to pull off a little magic trick. My question now is, what happens during those weeks when the left furiously begins jimmying up the votes? What happens in the streets, AND from the left side of Washington D.C.?

I then saw this Politico story hit, one week later, on September 7th.

Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders have teamed up to WARGAME what they'd do if Trump “refuses to leave office." Sanders referenced the “red mirage" that Axios and Hawkfish warned about — that Trump would have appeared to have won on election night, but weeks later would have lost after all the mail in ballots are tallied.

These are not the actions of a party that expects to win LEGITIMATELY. They see the writing on the wall. And it's no surprise who Hawkfish works for: both the DNC and multiple Joe Biden Super PACs.

I'm going to come back to this later, but a week after Sanders and Schumer began voicing their concerns that Trump might now step down if he lost, the Daily Beast reported that Democrats were secretly planning for violence after election day.

One day later, on September 9th, the New York Times ran an INSANE story about what might happen on election day. Everything that might make the election delegitimized, including the Russians (of course), false flags, disinformation, extending the vote, pollers getting Coronavirus, and... uncounted mail-in votes.

It kind of feels like we're being prepped for something doesn't it? Like we're being GROOMED for something on election night. We all need to be familiar with these two words: Color Revolution. If you live in Eastern Europe you know exactly what I'm talking about. They always occur after a contested election. Street activists come out in force the night of or the day after the election. Violence ensues. Government buildings are occupied, eventually — if successful — culminating in a successful revolution. We've seen it successful in both Georgia and Ukraine, and it was ATTEMPTED in Russia in 2011.

Ukraine and Russia... What did those two revolutions have in common? The Obama Administration, the Obama State Department, organizations like USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy, and allied outside agitators like George Soros. The SAME people and strategy behind Eastern European style Color Revolution are planning the EXACT SAME THING for mainstreet U.S.A.

You know, it really is amazing how everything I've been talking about over the past year is all connected. I showed you what Obama and Biden were up to in Ukraine. Civil Society 2.0 and their tech camps were all about inciting revolution throughout the world. I showed you how U.S. funds were funneled into Ukraine to support street activists. They used people like George Soros to topple governments with leftist mobs, and then rewrite constitutions.

I showed you how Black Lives Matter has had a financial relationship with George Soros since 2015. BLM met IN SECRET with Soros' organization, Democracy Alliance. I'll discuss this later.

Project Veritas outed Soros for funding Refuse Fascism, an organization created by 60's era leftist radicals, which supports ANTIFA.

Now put that in perspective. Remember when I exposed the global plot to destroy Capitalism called The Great Reset? Remember Soros' speech at the World Economic Forum?

The stock market, already celebrating Trump's military success, is breaking out to reach new heights. If all this had happened closer to the elections, it would have assured his reelection. His problem is that the elections are still 10 months away and in a revolutionary situation, that is a lifetime.

Why do you think Democrats STILL say that Stacey Abrams won the Georgia governor's election? Who is she? She doesn't matter IN THE SLIGHTEST — unless it was NEVER about her. They wanted to plant the seeds of what they're doing RIGHT NOW — that an election could be stolen — and burn that into our brains.

Why did Democrats refuse to condemn the violent riots? Why are they starting to push Russian election interference again?

What was up with that ridiculous conspiracy theory about the Post Office rigging the election?

Why did Hillary Clinton say this a few weeks ago?

ALL of the same people are connected and they are ALL involved. Their goal… is Color Revolution. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO BEST! They've done it before and they're attempting to do it again. They're not even really trying to hide it. They're talking about it IN THE OPEN. The question you might have is why? And the answer is… they can't let it look like a conspiracy. We're being softened up and desensitized to what's about to happen IN JUST 2 MONTHS. They want to remove the elected president of the United States, and they want US to believe that it was all HIS fault.

It really is kind of brilliant. It's INSANE, but brilliant. The entire plan hinges on two things. First, they're relying on us being stupid. Everything falls apart if we understand and recognize what they're really doing. And second, they're counting on us not connecting what they did in places like Ukraine to what's going on here at home.

I'm pulling back the curtain on ALL OF IT. Who's behind it, and how are they pulling it off. The process has already begun.

I'm not saying the CIA was involved, but...

The Intelligence Community teaches a little formula for pulling off a successful coup in a foreign country.

It's called “The Three M's." Before the CIA would even attempt to assist in a foreign coup, they would first ensure they had control of the media, the military, and a whole lot of money.

I'm not saying the CIA was involved, but you saw this play out to a T in the recent coup attempt in Turkey. The coup was driven by a large faction in the military.

Soldiers then seized newspaper outlets and even took over CNN.

Coup sympathizers were flush with cash.

That drove Erdogan to begin seizing banks.

It's simple but effective.

Now this is how violent coups go down in FOREIGN countries. All of this is what's needed for radical actors to pull off a successful revolution and upend the country.

Also we have the media. Just like in the CIA's “Three M's," you have to control the flow of information. The left has already DOMINATED this step. They have everyone — MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post — ALL OF THEM. Independent outlets like Blaze Media are basically all that's left. We've got Fox, but for how long? Roger Ailes is gone. Rupert Murdoch is 89 years old, and his family isn't too conservative.

I would also group Hollywood here. Some people don't watch the news, but pretty much EVERYONE watches TV and movies. If you can't indoctrinate through the news, you go straight at them via culture. Democrats have infiltrated and dominated Hollywood for a long time. The bias is painfully obvious. You can't even watch an awards show anymore. Events like the Oscars and Emmys are the left's version of an extravagant liberal tent revival.

Control the flow of information and culture and you direct the narrative, but you have to ensure you indoctrinate the young and vulnerable — that's why you also need education. Progressives have been infiltrating colleges and universities since the turn of the century.

A new study published by the National Association of Scholars found that the ratio of Democrat professors to Republican is 12.7 to 1! They're indoctrinating young adults who then go out into the workforce — many of whom become school board officials, union heads and teachers. I just spent two weeks exposing Marxism, Black Lives Matter and critical race theory, all being taught in K through 12 schools. They're backed up by powerful unions like the National Education Association — THE LARGEST UNION IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY!

Next is GOVERNMENT. Democrats already control the House and the radical wing within the party are rapidly pushing it further to the left. They lack the Senate and Executive, but elements of the liberal Deep State are picking up the slack.

The State Department was using a Soros-linked media tracking tool to monitor conservatives and Trump allies. And all this is not to mention what the DoJ, FBI and CIA were doing to Trump.

I also have the military.

Multiple former high level military brass have come out publicly against Trump. Ok ok, so that's FORMER military, but remember Lt. Col. Vindman?

We now know that it was he, NOT THE WHISTLEBLOWER, that started the entire impeachment fiasco. This was an attempted coup... FROM WITHIN THE MILITARY!

Next is money. For Socialists to get everything they want, they need an unlimited supply of money. Well, not to worry. The Coronavirus is giving them EVERYTHING they could have ever dreamed of. As I showed you in my specials on both Event 201 (the Coronavirus wargame), and The Great Reset, this virus is providing them the tools to turn capitalism into a form of National Socialism. Have you seen what the Fed is doing? After all is said and done, the Coronavirus response is projected to exceed $10 TRILLION. People are starting to say it out in the open now.

The Fed is moving towards Modern Monetary Theory. It's the belief that governments with sovereign currencies can “print" or “coin" money to support full employment or essentially any government program they want. It goes against every SANE economic model from the history of time. Debt? Means nothing. Inflation? Means nothing. And we're the science deniers?

Modern Monetary Theory is how they plan on creating the ultimate centrally controlled authoritarian welfare state. Now you know why they CONTINUE to say we need to lock everything back down.

Next, they need control over the local police. This is part of the reason for why Black Lives Matter exists. BLM hits the streets, and the mainstream media perpetuates the lies that all police are racist. Democrat lawmakers then have the leverage to push for things like defunding, and even disbanding, entire police departments.

And if that strategy fails, George Soros — while simultaneously funding Black Lives Matter — is ALSO quietly buying up District Attorneys all over the country. They're undermining police and completely overhauling the U.S. Justice System.

But none of this is even doable without a strong Bottom Up street movement. They need people causing chaos. They NEED protests. They NEED riots. This is why almost ZERO Democrats have condemned the rioting. They won't speak out on Antifa and they sure as heck won't condemn BLM. It's why the media refuses to do the same. It's how the Wisconsin rioting can be called “mostly peaceful" despite Kenosha being burnt to the ground.

Along with the media and Hollywood, they also need Social Media. Do I even need to go through this one? Google, Facebook, Twitter. When was the last time a prominent member on the left was censored for ANYTHING? When was the last time they were shadow banned or kicked off a platform?

Some are doing it blatantly out in the open.

Like Twitter doing their own “ fact checks." Well, with their own liberal bias of course.

Others, like Google, are doing it quietly. As I exposed with Robert Epstein, Google is trying to manipulate your vote, and the way YOU THINK, without you ever knowing it happened.

Think about all of this. The left controls every single step to pull off a successful revolution. And the final point: Compliance. Infiltrate every point on this board, and gain full public compliance, and you've successfully stolen a country. Just look at how easily Americans were willing to comply in the shadow of Covid. How easily the Bill of Rights was willing to be shredded over a virus with a 99% recovery rate.

They've got LITERALLY EVERYTHING, and I think the election defeat of Hillary Clinton escalated their plan for revolution. It went into overdrive in 2017, and it culminates THIS NOVEMBER. It's a multi-step process, and we're seeing it go down week by week, day by day. The closer we get to November, the closer THEY get to pulling off their plan.

As I mentioned earlier, Color Revolution is what they do. It's what they're good at. They LITERALLY WROTE THE BOOK ON IT.

Something happened and it changed the entire game.

Ok. I've shown you how the Intelligence Community pulls off coups, and I've shown you what is needed for a successful revolution to take place — eerily similar. But I don't think the left even thought they needed to do anything drastic. After 8 years of Obama and a shoe-in victory predicted for Hillary Clinton, they assumed all was proceeding as planned. They had everything they needed. But something happened and it changed the entire game: Donald Trump won and blew everything up.

The left has been using the word “revolution" a lot lately, and we had better start taking them at their word here. It's no longer hyperbole. Listen to this from John Kerry while attending a panel for the Alliance of Democracies.

Kerry was addressing a question about the American system, IN GENERAL, and threw in that line about not having access to vote.

If you begin to deny people the capacity of your democracy to work, even the Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, we have an inherent right to challenge that.

Wow. But for Kerry, all is not lost. He is “encouraged" by something.

What encourages me is this incredible spontaneous reaction to the killing of George Floyd by those police officers has unleashed a torrent of awareness, that people see this unfairness now and it is, I think, becoming a voting issue.

I wonder if the rioting, looting, fires, and deaths are part of what he describes as “encouraging" and the “torrent of awareness"?

You see, I think John Kerry knows EXACTLY what he's doing here. He's seen all of this before. In fact, he was a part of it during the Obama Administration in 2013 and 2014, but it wasn't here, it was in Russia and Ukraine.

This is a photo of John Kerry strolling through Red Square in Moscow back in 2013. It was an interesting time in Eastern Europe. Color Revolutions were breaking out all over. When this photo was taken, Russia itself was in the tail end of their own, called the Snow Revolution.

It kicked off after a disputed election — this is going to sound very familiar in a couple months — by online bloggers who were suddenly very savvy on organizing massive protests using Facebook and social media. Sounds like we've heard this before. Oh yeah. Civil Society 2.0 and Tech Camps.

See if this also sounds familiar.

Russia immediately banned USAID and kicked out the George Soros Foundation.

I'm definitely not saying anything positive regarding Russia, but after knowing what we now know about what the Obama State Department was doing with Soros in Ukraine, I can understand why Putin was so pissed off.

Let's go back to that photo of John Kerry in Moscow.

The man to Kerry's right is Ambassador Michael McFaul. He was a Stanford academic that became the first non-career diplomat to ever ascend to that post. McFaul took office right as the Snow Revolution was kicking off. Let's just say the Russians were highly suspicious.

After arriving in Moscow, McFaul gave an interview to a Russian outlet explaining how he was different from other Russian diplomats. Here's a translated quote from the interview:

Most of the specialists on Russia are diplomats, specialists in security, arms control. Or Russian culture. I'm neither. I can't quote Pushkin by heart. I'M AN EXPERT ON DEMOCRACY, ANTI-DICTATORIAL MOVEMENTS, REVOLUTIONS.

Kind of an odd thing for a newly minted Ambassador to say once arriving in the country.

And similar to how the State Department in Ukraine was supporting the street activists, McFaul was holding meetings with protest organizers in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In fact, he met with opposition leaders BEFORE he ever met with Putin. But I'm sure he was on Russia's radar long before he arrived as the new ambassador. In 2005, McFaul wrote an academic paper on what was needed for a successful Color Revolution.

He called it the “Seven Pillars."

In order for a Color Revolution to break out, McFaul identified these specific things that must be present. This is the Obama Administration guide to ejecting an elected leader, and toppling a country.

  1. A semi-autocratic rather than fully autocratic regime.
  2. An unpopular incumbent.
  3. A united and organized opposition.
  4. An ability to quickly drive home the point that voting results were falsified.
  5. Enough independent media to inform citizens about the falsified vote.
  6. A political opposition capable of mobilizing tens of thousands or more demonstrators to protest electoral fraud.
  7. Divisions among the regimes' coercive forces (Military/Police).

All of these “pillars" were present in Georgia in 2003. The government was toppled. They were present again in Ukraine in 2014. The government came down. They thought they were present in Russia in 2013, but it failed. And now, they think they have the components ready for here. Now.

All of the pillars are accounted for.

This one is all about ACTION.

Everything I've outlined represents what's needed for a revolution to begin. All points have been met. I think the plan was to do this gradually over time, but — as I said earlier — Trump came along and escalated the timeline.

Now I want to discuss the Obama Administration's Color Revolution plan. It differs a bit from mine. Mine shows the conditions required, but this one shows how you actually START one. This one is all about ACTION. So let's go through the steps.

1. A semi-autocratic rather than fully autocratic regime:

How many times have you heard it? "Trump is literally Hitler!" It's a meme at this point. There are books on it, and there are DAILY news articles about it.

At first it doesn't make sense. How can you even BEGIN to make the comparison? Would Hitler have moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? Would Hitler have ever been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to broker peace between Israel and Arabs?

It's so ridiculous. In fact, everything they accuse Donald Trump of being is what THEY would be if given power. Joe Biden called for a national mask mandate. Donald Trump didn't do it. Why? Because HE DOESN'T HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT! An authoritarian would have just done it anyway. Many have called for Trump to send in the troops to quell the riots. Donald Trump has refused. Why? Because it's first a city matter and then THE STATE. The federal government is THE LAST RESORT. Would an authoritarian act like this?

So why are they doing this? They NEED to portray an image to the American people that Trump is a despot. It's the very first step in the process, and it literally started on DAY ONE.

The media began comparing Trump to Hitler the DAY OF THE INAUGURATION. But being an autocrat isn't enough. For the plan to work, STEP TWO, he had to remain an unpopular candidate for the entire term.

2. An unpopular incumbent.

Remember this?

This was 10 months into Trump's presidency. Talk about not aging well. Look at how produced this segment is. Everything from the colors of the set, to Olberman's suit. These videos were designed to engage as many people as possible, to KEEP them engaged and to have them coming back for more.

#THERESISTANCE! It started on day one and spread like wildfire. It's all over the place. The resistance hit Trump for EVERYTHING he did. He was constantly under attack BY DESIGN, but it was always void of facts. That didn't matter. it rarely does. They needed a divided base, and look around. They got it. Keith Olberman KNEW that the Russia collusion narrative was full of crap. That's why he abruptly ended The Resistance videos prematurely before a verdict came out.

Remember when Trump ended DACA back in 2017 and the waves of protests that followed? The left was quick to capitalize on this by doing what they do best — pissing people off and getting them out in the streets. But they never provided the context for what Trump was ACTUALLY doing. Look at that headline:

"Trump Ends DACA, Calls On Congress To Act"

The story wasn't “Trump ends DACA." The REAL story was that Trump gave the power Obama STOLE from Congress back TO THEM! Who's the authoritarian in this? The one that seized power or the one that gave it back?

They never give context because that's not what was needed. They needed the APPEARANCE that Trump was unpopular. Kind of puts organizations like The Lincoln Project and Never Trumpers in a whole new light doesn't it? What drives their hate of Donald Trump? Is it irrational? Or is it just part of a “7 Pillar" plan?

3. A united and organized opposition.

Had anyone ever really heard of Antifa before Trump became the GOP nominee in 2016? Antifa was small-time, but now they're all over the place. This is Tee Stern, an organizer with Refuse Fascism:

Earlier, she admitted that they had been given funding from George Soros. This organization SUPPORTS Antifa. Now we see in this video that the ultimate goal — I'm using her words here — is to get thousands and millions into the streets to force elected officials to step down. Keep in mind, all of this was BEFORE George Floyd.

And we can't forget Black Lives Matter — the MARXIST organization (something the media will never say). They had all but died out after 2015. We barely ever heard from them, but after George Floyd — like Antifa — they're all over the place. And what are they even protesting anymore? It's not about George Floyd. They protest cops when people try to KILL COPS, like what happened in Lancaster.

All of this is the set up or preamble. They're organizing and building the network for something much larger in November. Professional organizing groups are being brought in to help.

Journalist Stacey Lennox over at PJ Media recently identified this group: the Momentum Community.

They're veterans of Occupy Wallstreet that have trained street activists all over the country.

Their website lists the Marxist groups they train, including Working Families, Black Lives Matter and the Sunrise Movement. The Sunrise Movement has been helping to push the Green New Deal.

Where does Momentum Community get their inspiration? Check this out from their website:

Momentum synthesizes the lessons of various 20th century movements, including the COLOR REVOLUTIONS of Eastern Europe and the ARAB SPRING in North Africa.

4. An ability to quickly drive home the point that voting results were falsified.

This is where the preparation turns to action. This is what's planned for election night. This is also why Democrats radically pushed for mass mail-in voting. It's why the U.S. Postal Service conspiracy was born.

The entire reason for that Axios article I showed you earlier was meant to perpetuate it.

It's the reason why Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer made it public that they're making plans in case Donald Trump doesn't step down. They want to give the Bottom Up street thugs the green light, and to let them know that they have support from THE TOP. It's all signaling.

5. Enough independent media to inform citizens about the falsified vote.

Number 5 is easy. Just about every mainstream news outlet except for Fox is all in bed with the left.

That article from the New York Times that I showed you earlier, not only shows you how ridiculous they are, but that they are playing RIGHT ALONG with the Obama Administration's “7 Pillars." They've all been prepping, and will be ready to UNLEASH on election night.

6. A political opposition capable of mobilizing tens of thousands or more demonstrators to protest electoral fraud

Antifa and BLM were prepped, organized, and even put through a trial run over the past few months. What happened then will be NOTHING compared to what happens on election night if the left declares electoral fraud. You wanna know why the left refused to call BLM a Marxist organization, and why they REFUSED to condemn the rioting and violence? Because they're preparing to set them loose! They're being mobilized.

The Daily Beast recently reported that the left has been secretly planning for violence after election day. They've been wargaming what might happen with over 50 organizations, including people like John Podesta and even Bill Kristol. I told you earlier. #Resistance and never Trumpers are together. And who organized this meeting? Something called Fight Back Table.

It's an initiative put on by Democracy Alliance. AKA... George Soros. I mean of course it would be him. He's been there organizing and funding Color Revolutions for the past two decades. There's no way he'd sit this one out.

One source told the Daily Beast what Fight Back Table's mission was all about:

Occupy sh*t, hold space, and shut things down, not just on Election Day but for weeks.

The wargame centered around this document from the “Transition Integrity project."

It includes multiple scenarios for how they'll deal with various outcomes of the election. If you think using the words “revolution" and “civil war" is hyperbolic, read the following quote — and I have to quote the entire thing because it's INSANE:

Team Biden encouraged Western states, particularly California but also Oregon and Washington, and collectively known as "Cascadia," to secede from the Union unless structural reforms were made. In exchange for Trump getting the presidency, Republicans would need to agree to abolish the Electoral College, give Puerto Rico and D.C. statehood, and divide California into five states for better Senate representation.

They're not playing around. This is what they're actively planning to do.

Finally, number 7...

7. Divisions among the regimes' coercive forces.

By “coercive forces," they mean military and law enforcement. This is why the police are being undermined, defunded, and disbanded. It's why Soros has been buying up District Attorneys. It's why rioters are being set free and not prosecuted.

But perhaps the hardest and most important piece to this pillar is the military. In every scenario — the Intelligence Community's, mine, and the 7 Pillars — the military is key. They HAVE to create a division between Donald Trump and the military.

I showed you earlier how multiple high ranking members of the military publicly rebuked the president. How many more ACTIVE members of the military agree with this? We already know that officers like Lt. Col. Vindman are there. How many more? Remember this story?

The Atlantic made the ridiculous claim that Trump called veterans who died in war “losers and suckers."

But when the people that were actually there were questioned, including John Bolton, they said it never happened.

Now at first, I just assumed this was the media being the media, but then I saw this tweet, just two days later, from author of the “7 Pillars" Michael McFaul:

He has lost the military. How can he continue to serve as our Commander in Chief?

Was this more than just some random tweet? Was this the signal that the Seventh Pillar is now set?

These are not the actions from a party that believes they will win. They're pulling out all the stops, and I hope — AND PRAY — that the president is ready.