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Black Voters Fleeing Joe Biden and the Democrat Party

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Black Voters Losing Faith in Joe Biden and the Democrat Party

Polls and Reuters interviews suggest that younger Black voters and Black males of all ages are losing faith in Democrats, Joe Biden, and possibly even the democratic process, after only three years.

The vast majority of Black voters, especially men, are disappointed by the democrats lurch to the far left and Biden’s failed promises.

The question for Democrats is whether disillusioned Black voters will show out in sufficient numbers in key areas such as Philadelphia, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Detroit to keep Biden in office.

“Democrats need to understand that there is a growing population, particularly among Black men, who are tired of being pushed over and looked over,” said LeLann Evans, 33, a political campaign manager running as a write-in candidate for Nashville City Council.

Democrats’ failure to obtain widespread student loan relief or legalize marijuana has been frustrating, according to Evans, who adds that Republicans’ more aggressive approach when in power means they are “actually getting things done.”

According to Pew Research, self-identified Black Americans account for 14.2% of the US population, or 42.7 million individuals, a 30% increase since 2000. With an average age of 33, these Americans are five years younger than the general population, and Democrats must earn their devotion if they are to continue winning in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia, as well as retake districts in the South in the future.

 Black voter turnouts dropping

According to a Washington Post study of a U.S. Census Bureau survey issued earlier this year, black voter turnout fell by over ten percentage points, from 51.7% in the 2018 midterm elections to 42% in 2022. White voter turnout fell by barely 1.5 percentage points to 53.4%.
For more than two decades, black voters have outnumbered white voters in presidential elections in the United States.

“In 2022, black voter turnout was down across the country.” We saw it in polls, surveys, exit polls, and every other way you could measure it,” said Michael McDonald, a University of Florida politics professor.

Recent polls reveal that some Black voters are defecting to Republicans, which has alarmed some Democrats.

According to a previously unreported analysis of exit polling data by HIT Strategies, a Democratic-aligned public opinion research firm that routinely polls Black Americans, one in every five Black people under the age of 50 voted Republican in the 2022 midterms, roughly double the number of their elders. According to the study, black men and women under the age of 50 voted Republican in comparable proportions.

According to Edison Research exit polls, Republican Donald Trump’s 12% share of the Black vote in 2020 was four percentage points higher than it was in 2016.

According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted July 11-17, 18% of Black Americans would prefer Trump over Biden in a hypothetical matchup, compared to 46% who preferred Biden, including almost one in four Black men and approximately one in seven Black women.

Black men were more likely than Black women to support a presidential candidate who supported abortion restrictions and greater police funding to combat crime.

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Biden’s failing economy

According to Terrance Woodbury, CEO of HIT Strategies, Democrats are popular among Black voters who prioritise abortion rights, voting rights, and resistance to racism. However, when it comes to economic management, that gap narrows.

“When you get to economic issues – economic security, inflation, job security – those 50 and 60 point gaps began to shrink to near parity, where you have young Black folks saying that Republicans are almost as good for them on the economy as Democrats are,” Woodbury explained.

Julian Silas, a 25-year-old Black investment research analyst from the Chicago region, said many of his friends and family are rethinking their politics and questioning how much Black Americans’ commitment to the Democratic Party improved their lives, particularly their economic standing.

Every four years, Democratic candidates talk about boosting Black wealth and reducing the wealth disparity between Black and white Americans, but “nothing actually really happens,” according to Silas.

“It seems like there are things that they talk about that seem good, that I can align with, like student loan debt relief or home ownership and all these different things,” Silas said.

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Black unemployment under Biden

The Black unemployment rate in the United States reached a 10-month high in June, owing in large part to Black people exiting the labour force. According to Federal Reserve figures, black families held 4.4% of total household wealth in the first quarter of 2023, up from 4.3% at the start of 2020.

The Democratic Party has spent a significant amount of time, money, and resources to retain and expand the Black vote, including organising registration drives in battleground states and hiring Black campaign personnel.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Black person to hold that position and the highest-ranking Black elected official in the United States, and Jaime Harrison, the African-American chairman of the Democratic National Committee, both attended this summer’s Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans and lavished attention on historically Black colleges and universities, as well as media outlets such as Black radio stations.

On Saturday, Harris addressed the annual NAACP convention.

“As we enter the 2024 cycle, the DNC is doubling down on our commitment to engaging Black voters with meaningful and sustained investments to ensure they understand how President Biden and Vice President Harris have delivered for them,” Tracy King, the DNC’s director of outreach communications, said in an emailed statement.

That isn’t enough for some right now.

“I’m kind of stuck with Biden until someone else comes along,” said Andre Russell, a 47-year-old Chicago educator. “As a society, we must definitely move beyond the stereotype of old white men running everything.”

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India, At UN, Is Mum About Dispute With Canada Over Sikh Separatist Leader’s Killing

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UNITED NATIONS — As he addressed world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, India’s top diplomat avoided addressing his country’s dispute with Canada over the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader. However, he indirectly criticized how other nations respond to “terrorism.”

Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar devoted most of his speech to praising India’s rising global stature and aspirations for leadership, highlighting its recent tenure as chair of the Group of 20 industrialized nations and presiding over a substantial summit meeting last month.

However, he also stated that the international community must not “allow political expediency to determine responses to terrorism, extremism, and violence.”

India has frequently attacked Pakistan at the United Nations over what New Delhi perceives as Pakistan’s sponsorship of terrorism. This time, however, the remark could be interpreted as an attack on Canada, whose representative is scheduled to speak at the United Nations later on Tuesday.

As a result of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement last week that India may have been involved in the June murder of a Canadian citizen in a Vancouver suburb, relations between the two countries have reached their lowest point in years.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was murdered by masked assailants, but Canada has not yet provided any public evidence of Indian involvement in the murder. India had designated him as a terrorist because he led the remnants of a once-powerful movement to establish an independent Sikh homeland, Khalistan.


India’s top diplomat avoided addressing his country’s dispute with Canada over the assassination of a Sikh separatist leader.

The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs dismissed the allegation as “absurd” and accused Canada of harboring “terrorists and extremists.” It also asserted that the allegations were politically motivated, indicating that Trudeau sought domestic support from the Sikh diaspora.

“Such unsubstantiated allegations seek to divert attention away from Khalistani terrorists and extremists, who have found refuge in Canada and continue to threaten India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the ministry said in a statement released last week.

However, they have long accused Canada of allowing Sikh separatists, including Nijjar, unfettered reign.

Even though the active insurgency ended decades ago, the Modi administration has warned that Sikh separatists are attempting a comeback. New Delhi has urged nations such as Canada, where Sikhs account for more than 2% of the population, to do more to prevent a separatist revival.

After the G20 summit, Canada’s allegation obscured India’s diplomatic moment. Jaishankar sought to refocus attention on his country’s ambitions in the international arena, noting that India is the world’s most populous nation and a growing economic superpower.

“When we aspire to be a leading power, it is not for self-promotion, but to assume more responsibility and make more contributions,” he explained. “The goals we have set for ourselves will distinguish us from those who rose before us.”


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Messina Denaro: Notorious Italian Mafia Boss Dies

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Matteo Messina Denaro, one of Italy’s most wanted persons until his capture earlier this year, has passed away.

The 61-year-old man was believed to be a leader of the infamous Cosa Nostra Mafia for 30 years before his capture in January.

At his arrest, he was being treated for cancer and transferred from prison to a hospital last month.

Denaro was believed to be guilty of multiple murders.

In 2002, he was tried and sentenced to life in absentia for offenses, including his role in the 1992 murders of anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. He once boasted that he could “fill a cemetery” with his victims.

In addition, he supervised racketeering, illegal waste disposal, money laundering, and drug trafficking on behalf of the Cosa Nostra organized crime syndicate.

Even though he had been on the run since 1993, it was believed that Messina Denaro was still issuing orders to his subordinates from various covert locations.

According to local media, he lapsed into an irreversible coma on Friday at a hospital in L’Aquila, central Italy, after requesting no aggressive medical treatment.


Matteo Messina Denaro, one of Italy’s most wanted persons until his capture earlier this year, has passed away.

In recent months, he had undergone surgery for cancer-related concerns but reportedly had not recovered from the most recent operation.

L’Aquila Mayor Pierluigi Biondi confirmed Denaro’s demise by writing on X (previously Twitter) that it was “the epilogue of an existence lived without remorse or regret, a painful chapter of recent history that we cannot erase.”

In addition to his crimes, Denaro was believed to be Cosa Nostra’s final “secret keeper.” Numerous informants and prosecutors believe he possessed all the information and names of those involved in several of the Mafia’s most notorious crimes.

More than one hundred members of the armed forces participated in his January detention, which occurred at a private clinic in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, where he was receiving chemotherapy.


Matteo Messina Denaro, one of Italy’s most wanted persons until his capture earlier this year, has passed away.

He had been a symbol of the state’s impotence to reach the highest levels of organized crime syndicates for many years.

Italian investigators frequently came near to apprehending Denaro by observing his closest associates. This led to the 2013 detention of his sister, Patrizia, and a number of his associates.

Police also seized valuable businesses associated with him, isolating him further.

Police had to rely on digital composites to reconstruct his appearance in the decades following his escape from justice. His voice recording was not published until 2021.

A Formula 1 fan from Liverpool was detained at gunpoint in a restaurant in the Netherlands in September 2021 after being misidentified as Denaro.


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Trudeau’s India Fiasco Shows He’s Lost Control of Foreign Policy

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Trudeau’s India Fiasco Shows He's Lost Control of Foreign Policy

Anyone with eyes and brains can see that rogue Canadian spies are de facto running the country’s foreign policy. Foreign Minister Melanie Joly is formally second in command to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is the de facto head of diplomatic missions.

The events of the past year have proven, however, that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is powerless in the face of the unaccountable security services, over which he, his cabinet, and his inept national security advisers have no control.

Giddy editorial writers and columnists have been celebrating the planned behaviour of nameless bureaucrats with badges focused on getting their way regardless of the human and geopolitical implications, instead of acknowledging this alarming fact.

For months, an entitled group of spies has been responsible for the leak — drip, drip, drip — of cherry-picked so-called “intelligence” fragments concerning China’s purported intervention in Canada’s domestic affairs, with handpicked, credulous conduits in the press at the agreeable ready.

In my opinion, Trudeau and his closest advisors saw early on that caving to pressure would set a terrible example. Instead of taking either extreme, Trudeau appointed a special rapporteur to investigate the mounting charges.

Trudeau’s Bungling

The spooks’ explicit demand at the base of the domino-like series of hyperbolic, uncorroborated “revelations” was the institution of a public inquiry, and he bungled it and then caved to it.

Canadian spies, now full of arrogance and convinced they will never be caught, have apparently set their sights on India.

While appearing on the podcast of Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, a journalist revealed that he had been briefed by “sources” on the emerging allegation that India had murdered Canadian Sikh separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada.

Later, he claimed, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) asked the paper’s editor to delay the story’s publication for at least a week so that Canadian intelligence agencies could continue their “work,” presumably to gather and corroborate the still nebulous “evidence” connecting India to the murder plot.

The Globe declined. The newspaper counter offered that, due to the importance of the subject, it may wait a day or two before publishing.

At some point, just before Trudeau was to make his hasty, qualified address to parliament and the nation, the Globe published an article online suggesting a “potential link” between Indian “agents” and Nijjar’s June killing in the parking lot of a Sikh temple in British Columbia.

Canada’s failed trade mission

As far as I can gather from unofficial sources, the PMO had approached a small number of reporters in order to inform them of the prime minister’s upcoming announcement on India’s alleged role in Nijjar’s killing.

The goal of this move was to head off any inquiries or criticisms that might have arisen from Canada’s failed trade mission to New Delhi or from Trudeau’s weak, clumsy handshake with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 meeting.

The fact that Trudeau felt pressured to “get ahead” of the leak to the Globe is further proof that emboldened spies are in charge of what amounts to a parallel administration out to shame and blackmail a sitting prime minister into doing their bidding.

This is a gross disregard for the democratic process and a serious breach of the security services’ advisory role in Canada.

Starry-eyed commentators and writers, who have lost sight of the enormous damage being done, celebrate these shadowy scoundrels as “whistle blowers” rather than censoring them for gross abuses of power and dangerous behaviour.

Champion of foreign interference

Here’s the other inconvenient truth that journalists-turned-cheerleaders who don’t know anything about the seedy underbelly of “espionage” fail to understand: There are more sinners than saints living there, and it doesn’t matter where they came from.

Take, for example, the “disclosure” that a member of the Five Eyes, a group consisting of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand, had spied on Indian diplomats and allegedly passed on incriminating information about Nijjar’s killing to Ottawa.

These ignorant defenders seem to believe that the Five Eyes alliance only spies on the “bad guys” since that is what “we” (the “good guys”) do to keep you and me safe.

I hate to be the one to break news to the wish-upon-a-star-Jiminy-Cricket brigade, but the Five Eyes constantly spies on its closest allies and each other as well.

Why? In order to gain future power and influence, it is necessary to amass vast amounts of sensitive diplomatic, military, and commercial information, as well as personal, lurid details.

Oh, where is the outcry over involvement from abroad? The New York Times, that champion of “foreign interference,” gave full voice to the lowest point of the West’s always convenient and galling duplicity on the “extrajudicial” killing count.

Orchestrated assassinations by the spy services

Meanwhile, India is definitely snooping on its “strategic allies” in retaliation (nudge nudge, wink wink). For the “good guys” who engage in interference and “targeted killings” (the Times’ sterile euphemism for murder), the Times has recently supplied expected cover.

The crime and the potential participation of the Indian government have stunned officials in Washington. It is unusual for a democratic country to conduct a lethal covert action in another democracy,” the Times wrote, contrasting this with the practise of targeted killing by democracies in unstable countries or regions and the orchestration of assassinations by the spy services of more authoritarian governments, such as Russia.

Yes, the “good guys” kill people, but they only do it in “unstable countries or regions.” That appears to be the majority of our tumultuous globe right now. Anyway, autocratic “bad guys” like Putin kill people all around the world, unlike the democratic “good guys.”

Reports out of Washington DC indicate widespread disbelief and perplexity in the White House and State Department. Their friend Modi may be either a “good guy” or a “bad guy,” and they can’t decide which he is.

The Times, of course, has forgotten America’s long, bloody, not-so-distant and recent history of encouraging and helping orchestrate coups against democratically elected governments in the Balkans, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, not to mention the disastrous invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

They seem to be irrelevant. To put it bluntly, Trudeau needs to catch Canada’s freelance spies and make it quite obvious who the boss is.

He may also be curious as to how an Indian agent who is sure to get away with murdering a Canadian on Canadian soil was able to get away with it, and how they and their similarly groggy colleagues at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police allowed it to happen.

A second investigation by the public might be in order in that case.

By Andrew Mitrovica

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