“…prepare for war…”
– Xi Jinping,
General Secretary of the Communist Party of China,
to his military.
“…And the rocket’s red glare, the
bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the
night that our flag was still there…”
– Star Spangled Banner
lyrics by Francis Scott Keyes,
composed during the War of 1812.
America has reason for pride, concern, and sorrow following events on 5.30.2020.
The Los Angeles Times reports that it has cost “billions of dollars” for Americans to ‘hitch a ride’ with the Russians when the U.S. Space Shuttle program was suspended during the Obama Administration.
But on Saturday, the launch of two American Astronauts into space aboard a SpaceX made FalconX rocket is a step toward regaining our independence from Russia in reaching the International Space Station (ISS). The achievements by Elon Musk’s SpceX team are many, including having the first stage of the rocket land on a drone ship where it could be reused again. It’s a contemporary example of science and engineering at its finest.
The LA Times YouTube page has the time of the launch wrong, but the rest of the data appears to be largely correct. “For the first time in nine years, NASA astronauts launched to orbit from U.S. soil. And for the first time ever, their ride to space was a craft designed and owned by a private company. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley rocketed to space Saturday afternoon aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, en route to the International Space Station.”
That “rocket’s red glare” stands in contrast to the various types of weapons and tactics deployed by what several are calling organized leftist agitators that have sparked riots in several cities.
At the same time as the SpaceX launch was occurring in a literally uplifting event, protests were being organized outside the White House and in other cities in the United States. The underlying ‘cause’ originated with the unspeakable horror of the death of a black American who recently lost his job as a result of the Wuhan Virus pandemic’s economic fallout in the U.S. The announcement of the arrest of former “Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin Arrested in Death of George Floyd” is shown in this Bloomberg news video.
Left-of-center NBC News and the Washington Post are among the media outlets that reported Minnesota Governor Tim Walz (D) saying that they estimate that 80% of rioters are from out of state. The Democratic Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, also said that rioters were predominantly from out of state, according to those same and other sources across the left-right media divide.
That percentage of those arrested or questioned that might be from out of state could be refined at some point. But whatever the mix is, it echoes concerns that the majority of the rioters – as distinguished from authentic local protestors – are paid, professional leftists and others domestic terrorists.
President Donald J. Trump (R) similarly asserted that outside agitators including Antifa and other radical groups were behind the destructive, dangerous and deadly riots that occurred in the wake of the tragic alleged death-by-rouge cops that took the life of black George Floyd. Floyd had left a Texas prison and was turning his life around, says the UK Daily Mail and Sky News, when COVID19 related events swept him into the horror that occurred purportedly over a fraudulent $20 bill.
Among the items in our weekly recap of reports below is more detail over Floyd’s death and how it relates to the history or housing and racial unrest in America. But one more point for now is that
Attorney General William Barr suggested that a mix of white supremacists and black leftist are involved in riots and rage in some 10 states where the National Guard has been called in to contain violence. See the left-of-center CBS News video below.
Chinese officials and propagandists are pointing Hong Kong residents to these American riots, cautioning them that if they want to follow U.S. lead, are riots like this what they want? Iranian leaders are mocking American justice too.
That should not be forgotten in considering what Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerick said on right-of-center SiriusXM radio’s Breitbart News Tonight.
Per American Priority’s transcript of that radio interview, “I think the FBI has to investigate, especially this time, [when] you have enormous coordination between what’s going on in Minneapolis, then L.A., Houston, Atlanta,” Kerik said. “There’s a bunch of coordination going on.”
It is worth noting that NYPD’s gets significant training in riots and crowd controls, as they are often the target of terrorist plots and other more legitimate forms of protest.
Kerik added, “These pop-up riots, where they’re destroying businesses and cars and everything else, who’s paying? When these Antifa people get locked up, who pays their bail? Who gets them out of jail? How did they get there in the first place? Who pays for their communication networks?”
“I would say 10 to 15 percent of the people in Minneapolis that started protesting were from Minneapolis,” estimated Kerik. “Eighty to 85 percent of the people there were bused in. They came from somewhere else, and out of that group, you have a core group in a leadership role.”
“The FBI should investigate to see who’s doing this,” advised Kerik. “Who’s behind these groups? Because when you look up the definition of terrorism — threats, intimidation, and extreme violence or violence for political reasons — that’s what these people are doing.”
Former Commissioner Kerik added, “These aren’t protesters. These people are paid radical left-wing anarchists that come to instigate and engage in extreme violence, arson, and looting…”
It is with that in mind that other MHProNews reports below should be pondered. As a reminder or ICYMI, “It is necessary to explore ways of training and preparing for war because epidemic control efforts have been normalised,” Communist China’s Dictator Xi Jinping said per reports in the South China Morning Post. India Today similarly said that the CCP leader Xi told the PLA – the People’s Liberation Army – to “prepare for war,” the quote used at the top.
It is equally important for to be aware of the years of economic progress that were being made in America in the past 3 years, prior to the “Crimson Contagion” and related anti-communist Epoch Times produced video found linked here. Because among the points that the anti-communist Epoch Times investigative research video made is that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders reportedly came to realize that they couldn’t beat the United States in a conventional or nuclear war. Thus, communist leaders determined to not only build their military, but to devise tactics that would examples of asymmetric warfare.
To Kerik’s point, the question about who is funding professional leftist agitators should be explored. But beyond domestic financial ‘sponsors’ of such terror tactics, are there international forces – China, Iran – that are also involved in stoking racial unrest in the U.S.?
Why It Matters to Affordable Manufactured Housing
MHProNews came to the conclusion some years ago that without periodic reports on the broader political, economic, trade, cultural and other contexts that affordable manufactured housing operates in, some of the forces that clearly impact our industry would be obscured or lost.
While some could not have predicted the degree of significance, the band of uber billionaires that include Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and others that influence our industry through nonprofits is increasingly apparent. Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway owns Clayton Homes, which is the largest producer of manufactured housing in the United States. Berkshire also owns 21st Mortgage Corporation, Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, and a range of real estate, suppliers and other firms that all arguably exert financial and board-leadership influence over the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). See the related report in the weekly recap below, in the Keith Ellison/MHI report.
The Gates Foundation’s number one stock is Berkshire Hathaway, according to the information provided below, which is based on SEC filings.
From 2004 until March of 2020, Bill Gates sat on Buffett’s Berkshire board. Buffett in turn is a trustee of the Gates Foundation.
It is left-of-center CNN that reported that the uber billionaires – like those named herein – are talking to each other all the time. Clayton Homes CEO Kevin Clayton hinted at that in his video interview, the transcript of which is found at this link here.
Among the reports below is one that reveals more MHI insider insights, in this case related to Keith Ellison, who is one of the political figures periodically mentioned in the George Floyd case.
Facts That Make Some Uncomfortable
All of the above are a recitation of facts based upon mainstream news source across the left-right media divide that are laced together in a logical manner. They beg serious questions; indeed, they call for criminal investigations, as former NYPD Commissioner Kerick said.
Because there are evidence-based connections between several of these billionaires who happen to lead companies that have deep ties with China. They may be companies based in the United States, but they think of themselves as global or international operations, which they are.
MHProNews has long stressed that there are people of good will in all racial, relgious, political, and other organizations. Questioning the legality or ethics of tactics deployed by Berkshire or Gates doesn’t imply that everyone who works for them is tainted. For those who think in black and white terms about Democrats or Republicans, there are good, bad and gray in each of those parties and other minor parties too. That’s part of the lesson from the proven, ancient principle of separating the wheat from the chaff at work.
That said, several Republican leaders historically were defenders of trade with China, which was in several cases at least questioned by Democrats that didn’t want to see American jobs lost to that communist nation.
Similarly, Democrats have to look at their arguably problematic policies and management of cities which they have routinely dominated – sometimes for decades – which time and again have been the scene of racial unrest. Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. – among others – are and have been Democratic strongholds. Why is it that after years of Democratic leadership, there is such inequality in those cities? When Democratic candidates stood on debate stages and spoke of redlining and other problematic practices, while that is accurate, what they failed to say is that those practices occurred in districts that they controlled too.
Manufactured housing has, can, and should play a serious role in affordable home ownership. That is what lawmakers across the left-right political divide have agreed on for years. That is what the Duty to Serve (DTS) Manufactured Housing was supposed to accomplish in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 – competitive financing for manufactured homes. As Represenative Maxine Waters (CA-D) and some of her colleagues put it, the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act (MHIA) of 2000 wasn’t just a consumer protection law, it was also an affordable home ownership law. See that letter by Waters, her colleagues along with other facts at the report at this link here.
It was Democratic Senator William Proximire who said that there are no coincidences in Washington politics and that to understand it, one must follow the money.
That’s what MHProNews has done for years. We follow the evidence, the facts, apply reason and follow the money trail.
There are plenty of related items to the above and our part of the affordable housing market in the reports that follow. Notice: there will be a programing teaser and additional insights following the headline recap.
With no further adieu, see the headlines that link up the reports from 5.24 to 5.31.2020. For our ever growing numbers of new readers, click on the link or the image to access that specific report.
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Speaking of Psychology and Manipulation…
The only way to solve a problem is to first acknowledge that it exists and then to objectively seek the underlying causes and solutions. But some push agenda via various forms of media, arguably in an effort to obscure the true nature of the causes and possible cures.
“Speaking of Psychology” is a podcast by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Vaile Wright, is the director of research and special projects at APA. In one of their podcasts, and interview was conducted with “Dr. Chrysalis Wright. She’s the director of media and migration lab at the University of Central Florida and we’re gonna be talking about fake news.”
There were numerous points they made that are very much in keeping with cautions and principles that MHProNews has stressed for year. Among them is sourcing across the left-right media divide. Dr. Wright specifically pointed to CNN and Fox, saying that both have an agenda. If both sources are viewed, the same base information is often slanted in entirely different ways, she said. Therefore, she suggested the importance of probing both to find the core truth.
That is something that long-time readers of MHProNews know that this trade media platform has done for years in our business nightly market report. But in other reports, like this one, we routinely source across the left-right divide, looking for accurate quotes and the facts. We then label analysis as such in every article. That’s truth in media.
According to Dr. Wright: “Well, you can’t call everything fake news. Just because information doesn’t necessarily align with your personal views that you have already doesn’t mean that it’s fake…There’s a difference there. So, just because people disagree with you doesn’t mean that the information that they’re presenting is fake or false.”
MHProNews will unpack the issue of discerning fake from real news in the days ahead. Watch for that report, which will provide actionable graphics that will benefit readers in a practical way.
Another upcoming topic is a major producer that has taken a surprising step which so far no one in our industry has bothered to report. That topic may be published as soon as tomorrow. Watch for it.
- “Jesus said: “Watch out that no one deceives you.” (Mt. 24.4).
- “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6.
- “And do not argue on behalf of those who deceive themselves. Indeed, Allah loves not one who is a habitually sinful deceiver. [Quran, 4:107]” – according to the Understand Quran Academy.
- “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War, per GoodReads.
- “Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction.”
― Criss Jami, per GoodReads.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHLivingNews.com.
Tony earned a journalism scholarship and earned numerous awards in history and in manufactured housing. For example, he earned the prestigious Lottinville Award in history from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history and business management. He’s a managing member and co-founder of LifeStyle Factory Homes, LLC, the parent company to MHProNews, and MHLivingNews.com. This article reflects the LLC’s and/or the writer’s position, and may or may not reflect the views of sponsors or supporters.
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