This is part of a conversation that was ongoing over the past few days. It started out because a friend posted about how childishly awful these riot were. J.D. rightly noted the same childlike behavior when Obama won — at least partly right. So I simply noted some of the differences. There were not wide-spread violent attacks by pre-and-post Obama like there were for Trump. Another difference is the GOP did not fund through shell activists groups these activities, like the DNC did as well as Hillary’s campaign. I noted that one of the signs he used as an example of this equal behavior was in fact a sign made by the political cult of Lyndon Larouche.
Larouche founded the U.S. Labor Party in 1971, and in his eight-campaigns throughout his career, some being bids for the Presidency, he ran either as a Democrat or with the support of Democrats. In fact, this black woman, Kesha Rogers, pictured to the right was the Democratic nominee (and won) for a Texas district. She is part of the LaRouche “movement” — well, political cult. These signs are from the “LaRouchites,” and have been featured as proof of racism by MSNBC and others at Tea Parties. During Bush’s Presidency however, similar posters were made depicting him as Hitler.
Another difference I pointed out was that the T.E.A. Party was started/founded to oppose Bush’s T.A.R.P. program. Not to oppose the first black President as the media like to portray them. With each successive “bailout” Obama enacted, the T.E.A. Party grew. The reason why can be seen in the acronym of the name: taxed enough already (T.E.A.). But even to say “cut taxes” is racist now. And this labeling comes up in the below conversation and is one of the reasons people voted for Trump. They are tired of the unfounded hyperbole used against them.
The point was pressed, partly by me that his characterization of white-nationalist charges attributed to Trump and his people are unfounded, whereas my studies of Obama’s church of Twenty years is well founded for me to say “Obama went to a NAZI “style” church for twenty years. (You can go here for more of what I used for examples: HOT-TUB CONVERSATIONS).
Of course the very next point by J.G. was the ever vaunted KKK. I knew it would come. Leftists are soo predictable. This is where we pick up the convo which is mainly myself, as, J.G.’s comments were short and merely calling people names — essentially. Take note that I may add media and emphasis that FB does not allow via its platform:
My point is that Obama went to — actually went to — a NAZI style church. He really did. My conversation I have with people (I memorized it long ago because Democrats who talk to me get to hear it once they bring up the racist card) I build up to Barry by creating a similar church but that Bush would have hypothetically gone to.
Barry Soetoro really attended this church.
The claims about Bannon are being dismissed by Jews who have worked close to him for years, by higher up in the 2nd largest political party of Israel, by Muslims hired on by Bannon at Breitbart, by Jewish gays hired by him… even by a Jewish scholar used to prove white-nationalism/anti-anti-Semitism — he refuted the claim.
So if you bring up White Nationalism, you have zero proof. Zero. But in my video and post on the cult-black-nationalist church based on the books and sermons [and more] I purchased from the church itself, I provide evidence.
LET ME REPEAT THAT in this bumper sticker mantra age… (*BOOMING* megaphone w/echo FX added) — I provide evidence.
I continued after his posting a link to Stormfront, a racist online site used by white power groups…
J.G., I study cults, especially racist cults. (I sport over 5,000 books in my home library on various topics.) I have studied four major racist cults: the KKK, Christian Identity, the Nations of God’s and Earths (Five-Percenters), and the Nation of Islam.
The KKK, and other white-power groups vote primarily Democratic. There are many reasons for this, one being that most of them are socialists of some sort (as was Hitler). Another is many are poor, and the 8,000 members (high number BTW) want the social programs [welfare, food stamp, etc.] they philosophically believe in. Another factor is many have done jail time and Democrats are about shorter sentences typically. And lastly the Democrats tend to be anti-Israel… which is why David Duke uploaded a video to his YouTube endorsing Charles Barron [Democrat] for his run for office.
These are just some of the reasons more that 80% vote Democrat. Even when they refuse to vote for the President (say, Obama), they will vote Dem down the rest of the ticket.
If they vote for a Republican for president, they would still vote Dem the rest of the ticket. Here, for instance you see the Grand Dragon of the KKK (California) making it known who he is voting for and probably who he told his people to vote for (to the right).
This was a wild election season though. Louis Farrakhan always votes Democrat. This year he told his people to vote Trump. Similar to the KKK, these racist cult members would vote Dem the rest of their ticket.
If you want to discuss something, I am open for it. I link to MY YouTube and MY website because that is me or my controlled content that I am familiar with. [<<<< I said that because what people do is merely link to sites that they just googled.]
Here you see some higher ups in this white racist movement telling their people (3-of-the-4) to vote Democrat for the election of 2008 [I originally attributed the year to 2012, I am correcting it here]:
➤ Tom Metzger: Director, White Aryan Resistance; Career Highlights: Was Grand Dragon of Ku Klux Klan in the 70s; won the Democratic primary during his bid for Congress in 1980…
➤ Ron Edwards: Imperial Wizard, Imperial Klans of America; Career Highlights: Sued in 2007 by the Southern Poverty Law Center for inciting the brutal beating of a Latino teenager; building the IKA into one of the nation’s largest Klan groups by allowing non-Christians to join.
➤ Erich Gliebe: Chairman, National Alliance; Career Highlights: Turning white-power record label, Resistance Records, into a million-dollar-a-year business juggernaut; an 8-0 record as a professional boxer under the nickname, “The Aryan Barbarian.”
➤ Rocky Suhayda: Chairman, American Nazi Party; Career highlights: Being widely quoted bemoaning in the fact that so few Aryan-Americans had the cojones of the 9/11 hijackers: “If we were one-tenth as serious, we might start getting somewhere.”
…In other words J.G., why are you concerned ONLY NOW about the KKK voting habits? And not concerned with the fact that they typically vote for the Democratic Party? These are questions an honest person would ask themselves… or at least consider revising their positions on once they are presented with information they were unaware of prior.
As an aside. Just to make a distinction between the Nation of Islam (NOI) and the many — very small — factions of the white supremacy groups. Since there are many small groups of white racists, their “leaders” are just heads of their chapter. They do not view them in any messianic way, or take their word as “set in stone.” NOI on the other hand is a cult in the truest sense of the word. They do look to Farrakhan in a messianic sense. And if he says vote Trump, probably 100% of his people will. Whereas the percentages for voting Republican in the white nationalist cults would swing a bit toward voting GOP, but not in a unified block.
Someone asked J.G. the following in regards to J.G.’s previous responses and interaction with me and others:
“Are you ok man? I mean seriously … you sound like you might need some help.”
I’m fine. Excited for the long overdue implosion.
To which I then note the following:
The GOP has a tri-fecta in 25-states, and the more what we see happening — that is — just labeling good, honest, hard working American one of these: sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted (S.I.X.H.I.R.B.), and the continued radicalism in educational, to wit….
When normal mainstream Americans see how the attempt to radicalize their kids is organized, and after a couple semesters at a university the parents are paying for and the child comes back home and grill them about being part of an imperialist white supremacist Christian cisgender capitalist heteropatriarchal, these people are taken-a-back and think hard and long about their vote.
In the warehouse I manage, when Obama-care hit, the four main — full time — employees, the owners (friends), me, and the original worker for the owners had health insurance. The owners made enough money to absorb the increased money. I have insurance through my wife and we were untouched for the most part. But the guy in our warehouse that was the “poorest” among us, within a year, was kicked off his old plan by the law, and his monthly payments more than doubled.
He is a lifer in the GOP… through experience and (patting myself on the back) discussions about the real world with me and my buddy (a business owner) have had with him.
So far from the implosion J.G., I see Trump putting into cabinet positions people that worked against him, people that were for him, and this is unifying much of the Party as it hasn’t been in a long time.
In a long time. AND THIS COMING from a guy (me) who started a website to help defeat Trump ➤ http://cfaparty.org/
He then continued by merely noting I was an Evangelical (he meant it derogatorily, I am proud of my Evangelical heritage). This is a common position taken by the Left as Wikileaks noted in released emails with the higher ups in the Hillary Campaign), and mentioned a graphic/shirt I own that says straight pride. Yes, if there is such a thing as gay pride, there can be such a thing as straight pride.
You have to understand. As the Left continues to separate people into what is termed as the Liberal Trinity of race, class, and gender [cultural Marxism]… you will have more people like me support ideas pictured above. Later you will get truly segregated movements that will rally around these ideas — splitting society even more. The Democratic left is not about our founding motto, E pluribus unum, “out of many, one.” Instead they want segregated graduations, college dorms, separate classes in higher education, protective status for every perceived minority or sexual preference. On and on. The are for E pluribus pluribus, “from many, many.”
Here are two examples I give to exemplify how this segregating is destroying unity. One is a quote, the other a fascinating eyewitness to the divisions in feminism:
“If homosexuality is really genetic, we may soon be able to tell if a fetus is predisposed to homosexuality, in which case many parents might choose to abort it. Will gay rights activists continue to support abortion rights if this occurs?” ~ Dale A. Berryhill, The Liberal Contradiction: How Contemporary Liberalism Violates Its Own Principles and Endangers Its Own Goals (1994), 172.
In other words if abortions are legal to the ninth month because of financial stresses, or the baby is found out to have a cleft pallet, or the mother wished to pursue education, which all fall under the “mental health of the mother” (Doe v. Bolton). Then surely an excuse for claiming mental health of the mother in the case of it “being gay” can be invoked.
This is anathema to our American culture.
I continued to enlighten him:
Yep. I meet with [use to be regular] a few gay men and women and the parents of gay children. We have in common a few things. We all believe the definition of marriage resides with the states… not the Supreme Court, or the Federal Government. Some of those gay men/women in that bunch do not support same-sex marriage as being AS beneficial to society as their heterosexual counterpart’s relationships… I quote quite a few gays in my main post on the subject (Same-Sex Marriage). So they would be against marriage being a thing sought after by themselves and other gays in their community as being equal to the “traditional sense” of male-female marriage. They realize it is inherently different. Keep in mind as well that some of these people were contributors in past times to GAY PATRIOT
We met on Mondays at either the Burbank Outback, or the Hollywood Sizzler. WHY? Because these two companies supported Mitt Romney in his run. WHY Mondays? Because the L.A. City Council put out an official suggestion to Angelenos… they should not eat meat on Mondays to help curb global warming. So we all get steaks.
You see, these men and women, some I call friends, understand the state of the union better that most (yes, even you J.G.). They realize they have a friend and a supporter of them who is truly concerned with their welfare and longevity in health and life. AS WELL AS the longevity and health of the American experiment.
In other words, they realize the complexity of humankind, and themselves get relegated in their own community as not being “authentically gay,” like conservative blacks are called Uncle Toms or Coons or “mot authentically black,” by fellow blacks.
People are sick of it.
They are sick of it <<< Did I say that already?
And people like you will continue to chase people like these to more rational ground. All people.
So Steve Bannon is an anti-Semite even though many Jews came out an defended him (leftist Jews, Orthodox Jews, secular Jews, and higher ups in Israeli political parties. NOW, Jess Sessions is in cahoots with the KKK even though he fought the Klan in court as well as being key in desegregating schools… but he is a Stormfront racist. Um… okay [/sarcasm]
The left is going to make attacking Jeff Sessions the cornerstone of its early resistance to Donald Trump. Elizabeth Warren, a possible presidential contender in 2020, sounded the call almost immediately, asserting a moral imperative to block Sessions’ confirmation.
The alleged moral imperative is based on stale and, in some cases, disputed claims of mildly racist comments that were alleged 30 years ago when Sessions was denied confirmation for a federal judgeship. Warren stated:
Thirty years ago, a different Republican Senate rejected Senator Sessions’ nomination to a federal judgeship. In doing so, that Senate affirmed that there can be no compromise with racism; no negotiation with hate. Today, a new Republican Senate must decide whether self-interest and political cowardice will prevent them from once again doing what is right.
But did the Senate get it right 30 years ago. Arlen Specter, who cast the deciding vote against Sessions, later concluded it did not. Specter, who has never big on confessing error, called his vote a “mistake” that “remains one of my biggest regrets.”
Specter was right. Let’s look beyond disputed allegations about stray remarks to Sessions’ record.
As a U.S. Attorney, [Sessions] filed several cases to desegregate schools in Alabama. And he also prosecuted the head of the state Klan, Henry Francis Hays, for abducting and killing Michael Donald, a black teenager selected at random. Sessions insisted on the death penalty for Hays.
When he was later elected the state Attorney General, Sessions followed through and made sure Hays was executed. The successful prosecution of Hays also led to a $7 million civil judgment against the Klan, effectively breaking the back of the KKK in Alabama.
In Warren’s terms, Sessions refused to compromise with racism and negotiate with hate.
The Democrats don’t have the votes to block Sessions’ confirmation. Thanks to rules changes pushed through by Harry Reid, it no longer requires 60 votes to confirm presidential appointees….
Here is more on that “deciding vote” by Arlen Specter that he regrets as one of the biggest miss-voted in his career (TOWNHALL):
…Also, the late Arlen Specter (D-PA), who had switched his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat in order to better his chances of re-election, said in that same year that his vote to oppose Sessions’ judicial nomination was wrong (via Politico):
Specter told reporters that out of the 10,000 votes he has cast, he can now recall one that he regrets.
“I don’t expect everybody to agree with all my votes, and I don’t agree with all my votes, either, at this point … and I was asked the other day what vote I regretted, and I couldn’t’ think of one that I wanted to publicly state, but I’m prepared to do that now in response to your question,” Specter said. “My vote against candidate Sessions for the federal court was a mistake.”
Asked why, Specter said, “because I have since found that Sen. Sessions is egalitarian.”
Yes, there are still racists in this country, but before we tar and feather someone, let’s see the evidence that isn’t part of the made up, arbitrary, and politically correct criteria of the social justice warrior….
Dennis Prager comments on some recent actions by those who did not vote for or do not support Donald Trump. From the youth rioting to the baseless claims of racism, anti-Semitism, and the like, we are only a week after the election… hold yur’ horses folks – this will be a bumpy ride!
The most recent attacks by the Left and the Left leaning media against Steve Bannon (sounds like a superhero name) is so off the reservation that it really shouldn’t be responded to. But lies — allowed to fester — become more than a harmless fib. So, here is my quick rejoinder to assist those who want an answer to this silliness and continued convulsions of the Left. Here is an interview with Joel Pollak who himself is a very observant Orthodox Jew who has worked with Bannon for 5-years:
Firstly, it was Hillary that said “F**king Jew Bastard” of a Jewish man. Secondly, Trump is the most Jew loving man around. Thirdly, David Horowitz, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Joel Pollak, Alan Dershowitz, Mark Levin, and many other Jews reject the claim that Steve Bannon is an anti-Semite white nationalist. In fact, Bannon will probably be one of the most pro-Israeli chief White House strategist and senior counselor – EVA!
If all that the media has is one Jew (David Horowitz) slagging another Jew (Bill Kristol) over something to do with Jewishness, on Breitbart.com while Bannon presided, let’s face it: They’ve got nothing.
Alan Dershowitz, a staunch Democrat and emeritus law professor at Harvard University, notes how awful this attack on Bannon is:
“But it is not legitimate to call somebody an anti-Semite because you might disagree with their policies. Or because in one instance, like in the Bannon case, an aggrieved wife in a divorce may have said something which he himself has denied having said. I think you always have to have a presumption of innocence and of good faith. And so, I am not prepared to accept those conclusions based on the evidence that I have now seen.” — Alan Dershowitz (via BREITBART JERUSALEM)
Another prominent leader in Israel said this in regards to Steven Bannon and the loathsome accusations (BREITBART):
Yossi Dagan, chair of Israel’s Shomron Regional Council, has released an open letter to incoming White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Stephen K. Bannon, offering his support and congratulations.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the amazing election results for President-Elect Donald Trump and the United States of America. I would also like congratulate you personally on being appointed as Chief Strategist.
We know that you are a strong supporter of Israel and a true friend to the Jewish people and we look forward to your leadership in the White House.
It saddened me to hear about the uncalled for smear campaign against you by political opponents who refuse to accept the reality of losing a fair and democratic election. I am pleased that we in the Shomron, were first to openly support Donald Trump’s campaign and also opened a campaign headquarters here.
I, as leader of the second largest group with-in Israel’s Likud party central committee and Chairman of the Shomron Regional Council, am glad that after 8 hard years we now have decent minded people like yourself, coming to power in Washington DC.
Blessing from the people and Land of Israel,
Yossi Dagan Chairman Shomron Regional Council
Here Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in THE HILL also weighs in on the Issue:
…I barely know Mr. Bannon, having met him for the first time last week at The New York Hilton. But I do know Joel Pollak, an orthodox Jew who is my friend of many years and is a senior editor at Breitbart. Joel is one of the proudest Jews I know and one of the premier fighters for Israel in the national media.
He tells me that Steve Bannon has shown him, and the many other Jewish employees at Breitbart, especially those who are observant, incredible sensitivity and flexibility in helping them always keep the Sabbath and observe the Jewish holidays.
In addition, Breitbart has served as one of the leading publications in The United States that strongly opposed the Iran nuclear agreement, with its $150 billion given to the murderous Mullahs and their genocidal promise to perpetrate a second holocaust of the Jewish people.
I know this is close to both our hearts. Your wife was forced to flee the bloodthirsty Khomeini regime as a teenager. My father and his family were lucky to leave Iran well before Khomeini came to power.
In light of this fact, why would you immediately assume that Breitbart is anti-Semitic? Some of the world’s leading publications — including The New York Times — extolled the virtues of the Iran deal even though it never even punished the Iranian regime for being in constant violation of the 1948 UN Anti-Genocide Convention which expressly forbids genocidal incitement.
Even the ADL opposed the Iran deal and Breitbart stood with the pro-Israel community in making the argument against an agreement that legally gives Iran nuclear weapons in little over a decade.
Breitbart also defends Israel constantly against the anti-Semitic BDS movement whose goal is the economic destruction of the State of Israel.
That does not mean that we need agree with everything published on Breitbart or that there will not be columns we find offensive.
I write for many publications, some more on the left, like The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post, some considered in the middle like CNN, The Washington Post, and The Hill, and some more to the right like The Wall Street Journal and Breitbart. I also write for Israel-based publications like The Jerusalem Post and The Times of Israel, with their differing editorial slants. In all those publications there are those with whom I agree and disagree with strongly.
I have published hundreds of columns in The Huffington Post and consider Arianna Huffington a personal friend. I can tell you that I shared the home page many times with people who vilified Israel in pretty extreme terms. I never took offense. And I certainly never called the editors there anti-Semitic. Rather, I saw the attacks on Israel as an opportunity to respond intelligently and forcefully….
TEL AVIV – Steve Bannon is a staunch supporter of the Jewish state who is committed to fighting anti-Semitism, asserted Aaron Klein, Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief.
Klein was reacting to the baseless smears of anti-Semitism against Bannon, Breitbart’s former executive chairman who was named by President-elect Donald Trump earlier this week as the chief strategist of the new White House administration.
Klein told BuzzFeed: “These smears are laughable to anyone who knows Bannon, a committed patriot who is deeply concerned about the growing threats to Israel. He has been particularly concerned with the dangerous trend of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment on U.S. college campuses. While at Breitbart, he pitched countless articles on these and other themes in defense of the Jewish state.”…
…Throughout the majority of the set, Sykes was able to get some laughs from the crowd and didn’t really face too much anger from the audience. However, near the end, when she said “this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic person,” many in the crowd turned on her.
Sykes, who is a black and gay, lashed back out at those booing her, pointing some out and telling them to “f*ck off.” When she left the stage, she threw up a middle finger….
“September polling from NBC News showed that 20% of LGBT voters would support Trump in a two-way race. In 2012 Romney had a similar proportion of LGBT voters, according to a Gallup poll” (IJR).
NOT ONLY THAT, but “Of the nearly 700 counties that twice sent Obama to the White House, a stunning one-third flipped to support Trump.” The Washington Post Continues:
Trump also won 194 of the 207 counties that voted for Obama either in 2008 or 2012.
By contrast, of those 2,200 counties that never supported Obama, Clinton was only able to win six. That’s just 0.3 percent crossover to the Democratic side.
Clinton had more opportunities to peel counties from the Republicans. Historically, Democrats rely on few (but very populous) counties to chart a path to victory. Republicans, by contrast, draw support from a wide swath of many more rural and suburban counties.
So DEMOCRATS put Trump into the Electoral College win category.
So in a sense, Wanda Sykes just called people who voted for Obama twice, gays, blacks, and Hispanics: sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted (S.I.X.H.I.R.B.)
And REMEMBER, Trump won BECAUSE of these percentage increases. If minorities had voted in the same numbers for Trump that they did for Romney… Trump would have lost.
…Thirteen percent of Muslims voted for Trump, triple the amount that voted Romney, are they are Islamophobic, bigoted, xenophobic, and racist?
Eight percent of blacks voted for Trump, seven percent more than Romney — not to mention the black men and women who didn’t vote for the president at all in a higher percentage. These same men and women previously voted twice for Obama. These persons of color… if I understand my detractors correctly, are racist bigots?
A higher percentage (almost 30%) of Hispanics voted for Trump, more in fact than voted for Romney. These Hispanic and Latino men and women, like the others, are xenophobic, bigoted, and racist?
One hundred-and-ninety-four counties that voted for Obama once switched to GOP in the 2016 election. And, two-hundred-and-nine counties that voted for Obama twice switched to GOP. Many of these people are union members as well as life-long Democrats. Am I now being told that these Democrats who voted for Obama are: racist. sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted?
Am I being told that voter I.D. laws are racist and a way on keeping minorities from voting? But when the Obama administration used tax-payer money to help fund voter I.D. in South Africa and other African nations, he himself is racist and trying to stop the poor and minorities from voting?
During Bush’s Presidency, there were bumper stickers all over the place that read, “Dissent is Patriotic,” when Republicans and conservatives dissented from Obama, they were called racists. Will dissent again be “patriotic”?
Bill Clinton noted that Trumps slogan of “Make America Great Again” is a racist statement. Except in 1991 when he himself used it [Bill Clinton that is] at a campaign event in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Clinton declared, “Together, we can make America great again.” It wasn’t racist then apparently. Nor when he used the same phrase again during a speech in 1992 and during a television interview that same year. Nor when he used it in a campaign ad for his wife in 2008, Mr. Clinton said, “It’s time for another comeback, time to make America great again.”
More gays voted for Trump than voted for Romney, are they now homophobic bigots as well?
Self defined Marxist Van Jones of CNN said there was a “white-lash” that got Trump elected, but more whites voted for Romney than did for Trump. (In other words, Trump was elected by “other-than” the white vote.)
When a few people in Texas were head-bobbing breaking away from the Union, this was proof of bigotry and racism. Now a few people in California are head-faking leaving the Union, and all I hear is how this would work and nothing about bigotry or unseen racism.
The KKK have voted since their inception primarily for Democrats. Still they vote in the eighty-percentage areas for Democrats, but only now that a higher percentage voted for Trump (and most likely voting Democrat the rest of the ticket) do Democrats get vocal about the voting habits of the Ku Klux Klan? Why are they never vocal about the almost one-hundred percent of Nation of Islam members, the members of the Nation of Gods and Earths (Five-Percenters), or the Communist Party of America’s voting habits?
Are you seeing a pattern? A convenient narrative surely. Every President on the GOP side have been compared to N.A.Z.I.’s and Hitler since Nixon. DON’T accept the comparison. Take their arguments and return them packaged in a nice little bow.
Antonia Okafor, a young, single, black woman, recently discovered that’s she’s a racist, sexist, misogynist. How in the world did this happen? None other than Antonia Okafor explains.
Democrats want to fundamentally change America. I don’t love my wife if I want to fundamentally change her. Black Life Matters protesters teach their children to burn American flags or march down the street chanting “What do we want?!” “Dead Cops!” “When do we want them?!” “NOW!” They argue America was founded on nothing but slavery and greed. Hillary Clinton backed this group even going as far as far as saying (at the NAACP) that “systemic racism” needs to be eliminated. Months later calling Americans all racists: “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police. I think unfortunately too many of us in our great country jump to conclusions about each other and therefore I think we need all of us to be asked the hard questions ‘why am I feeling this way?’”
Democrats think I am an imperialist white supremacist Christian cisgender capitalist heteropatriarchal male. Apparently however, these many demographic changes across the board [noted above] seem to agree that Trump’s slogan was acceptable, “Make America Great Again.”