Armed guards and retail theft rings: America's streets now resemble a third world nation as organized crime ramps up, citizens buy ballistic armor

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(Natural News) A gas station in Philadelphia, tired of all the crime taking place in his parking lot, has hired armed security guards to patrol the premises, projecting a show of force against would-be drug sellers, prostitutes or thieves. As reported by Fox 5 in New York:

Neil Patel, operator of a Karco gas station at Broad and Clearfield streets in North Philadelphia, recruited Pennsylvania S.I.T.E Agents clad with Kevlar vest and AR-15s or shotguns. “We are tired of this nonsense; robbery, drug trafficking, hanging around, gangs.”

In a society where police are widely de-funded and where citizens are growing increasingly desperate due to food inflation, joblessness, supply chain shortages and worsening scarcity, prepare yourself to see a lot more private security guards.

I’m predicting that before long, we’ll see private security guards at some grocery stores, guarding against flash mob looters that target the meat section of the store.

We’ll also likely see more armed security guards at banks, government buildings and commercial retail locations.

This is something I’ve seen before — in South America, where armed gangs and thieves are a constant threat to law-abiding citizens and business owners. The hiring of armed security guards is a frequent sight in developing nations, but until recently it was almost never seen in America.

Now, all that is about to change.

Walmart CEO warns stores could close due to rampant theft

Retailers like Target, Best Buy and Walmart are losing billions of dollars each year to organized crime rings. Target alone has lost a reported $400 million this year due to organized theft operations targeting its stores, reports Business Insider:


“Along with other retailers, we’ve seen a significant increase in theft and organized retail crime across our business,” Brian Cornell, Target’s CEO, said during the company’s third-quarter earnings call. Missing inventory has reduced Target’s gross margin by more than $400 million in 2022 compared with last year, and Target expects those profit losses to grow to $600 million by the end of the fiscal year, Target CFO Michael Fiddelke said.

The key phrase in all this is organized retail crime. This isn’t merely spontaneous, simple shoplifting, it’s a whole new type of large-scale theft where teams of thieves are prepped and coordinated to hit a retail establishment and clean out its most valuable items in seconds. The stolen goods are then sold on Ebay, Amazon and other online marketplaces, or delivered to local buyers in exchange for cash.

According to the National Retail Federation, organized retail crime has skyrocketed by 26.5% in 2022, year over year. It now costs retailers over $100 billion per year in losses. As the NRF explains:

The individuals that drive the increase in retail crime are part of criminal enterprises that steal large quantities of merchandise to later convert the stolen goods into cash. These stolen items are sometimes sold on online auction sites and marketplaces with their origins not properly verified.

Scott Glenn, Home Depot’s vice president of asset protection, describes the maturity and complexity of these retail theft gangs to Business Insider:

…[D]espite their ubiquity, Glenn said it is important not to underestimate shoplifting groups. He said that they can be helmed by “good administrators” and function somewhat akin to shadow businesses. Glenn said that in some cases, these professional shoplifters will steal “right up to that felony threshold” without ever crossing the line.

My prediction is that stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and Costco will soon have to either shutter entire stores or hire armed guards to protect them. This won’t happen in every city, but in certain areas it will become a business necessity.

As CNBC reports, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is already stating that rising retail theft could force Walmart stores to close. Target is sounding a similar warning:

Walmart isn’t the only big-box retailer dealing with an uptick in theft. Last month, Target Chief Financial Officer Michael Fiddelke said shoplifting has jumped about 50% year over and year, leading to more than $400 million in losses in this fiscal year alone. Most of the shoplifting is organized retail theft, rather than petty theft, Fiddelke said.

McMillon also blames “woke” prosecutors for the problem, revealing his belief that left-wing district attorneys are refusing to prosecute crime. “Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box Tuesday, he said that woke district attorneys’ policies need to be ‘corrected’ or the company will be forced to raise prices or shut stores,” reports the UK Daily Mail:

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon admitted that theft has become a major issue for the chain known for its low prices, saying woke district attorneys’ lenient policies need to be ‘corrected.’

In other words, if local prosecutors won’t charge thieves and lock them up, Walmart is going to leave town for good. And who can blame them?

More Americans are arming up, and body armor sales remain strong

In response to the perception of rising violent crime and thefts, firearm purchases by Americans have exceeded one million firearms per month for 38 consecutive months, reports

“The estimated sales through September 2022 amounted to about 12.7 million units, about 2.1 million units off the 2021 pace and about 4 million units less than in 2020 but still significantly higher than the 9.7 million units recorded in 2019 – all for January through September of the respective years,” said SAAF Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer.

Although 2022 isn’t the strongest sales year in recent memory, gun purchases remain steady and will likely exceed 15 million firearms sold before the end of this year.

Body armor is also becoming an item of interest to regular people who previously believed police would protect them but are now realizing that security is a personal responsibility. “I see a large number of people, the people that call, by and large are new to ballistic products.,” I was told by Lyman Bishop, founder of (a Brighteon sponsor) which sells U.S. engineered and U.S. manufactured ballistic armor products for civilians. He continued:

They’re just coming to terms with the fact that things are sliding down hill and they want to be safe. One customer was overseeing a gas station. He said there has been an increase in altercations, he mentioned hearing gunshots in the immediate area more frequently. Another customer told me a story about a home invasion where a woman got hurt, an elderly woman in his neighborhood, and that there had been several home invasions in a relatively nice area, and it prompted a number of people in that same area to buy ballistic protection from us. My average customer that’s calling in now is older, typically over 60. I’ve seen a sharp spike in retirement-aged people buying armor.

Everyday people, it seems, are realizing how quickly America is devolving into a third world environment with the risk of violent crime ever present.

Democrats ban body armor and try to block firearms purchases by law-abiding civilians

So what do Democrats do to resolve the problem? NY Gov. Hochul banned body armor for civilians, making sure residents have no means to protect themselves from the gunfire of criminals and home invaders. When police can’t respond because of rising crime and plummeting funding, civilians are apparently not supposed to have any reasonable means to protect themselves either. At least not in New York. (Perhaps this is why so many right-minded people are leaving the state…)

In Oregon, a ballot measure that recently passed requires onerous new training and purchase restrictions that are clearly designed to make it nearly impossible for citizens to purchase a firearm. The measure has been temporarily suspended. “Federal Judge Karin Immergut on Dec. 6 denied plaintiffs a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the implementation of Ballot Measure 114,” reports The Epoch Times in a story entitled, “Chaos and Confusion Over Oregon’s New Gun Control Measure.” From that story:

Passed with just 50.7 percent of the vote, Ballot Measure 114 requires Oregonians to undergo a background check and take a class, which does not yet exist, to obtain a permit to purchase a firearm. It also bans magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

The catch-22 in this, of course, is that no training programs exist in the State of Oregon that would qualify a person to purchase a gun under the new law. Thus, it is impossible to complete the requirements. This is not an oversight, it is the intent.

If you live in certain areas, you are no longer safe in your own home, and your own government is actively working against your ability to protect your safety

The bottom line? The very same left-leaning government officials who are defunding police, releasing violent criminals onto the streets, frequently refusing to prosecute violent crime and disparaging law enforcement for doing their jobs are also going to extraordinary lengths to make sure that civilians cannot protect themselves with firearms and ballistic armor. The objective is clear: To transform America’s streets into chaos-ridden war zones where civilians are helpless against rising criminal gangs and trafficking cartels.

The chaos, it seems, benefits certain people in power, and they want the chaos to expand, even if it means innocent Americans are robbed, raped or murdered in the process. Crime, it seems, has become a convenient tool of the political Left in America. Democrats are now the pro-crime party, and citizens are increasingly realizing they will have to be their own first responders.

My recommendation? Acquire tools. Get training. Practice and drill. Obey local laws and learn safe operations and storage. Become proficient or become a victim. And if your current state won’t allow you to own full-capacity magazines, firearms and ballistic armor to protect your life, leave and find another place to live.

I cover all this and more in today’s Situation Update podcast:

– Gas station hires armed security guards to stop crime
– PRIVATE security will flourish as America’s streets become more violent
– Walmart CEO says rampant shoplifting may force stores to close
– The cycle of desperation is accelerating: Inflation, job loss, poverty, crime
– Gear that can help you stay alive: Ballistic armor, folding self-defense firearms
– Balenciaga translated to mean, “Baal is King”
– Pentagon to drop vaccine mandates after Congress forces funding issue
– Who is shooting up the power grid? Looks like a false flag operation
– Power grid sabotage will provide cover for coming currency collapse
– Black Rutgers professor claims all white people are villains
– Roundtable interview with Seth Holehouse and John Perez





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PHARMACEUTICAL CRISIS: In Biden's America, there are now 124 medications in short supply

Image: PHARMACEUTICAL CRISIS: In Biden’s America, there are now 124 medications in short supply

(Natural News) The latest information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that at the current time, there are 124 different pharmaceutical drug medications in short supply.

Basic drugs like Tylenol, serious drugs for treating cancer, and everything in between are becoming increasingly scarce, the government says. And there is “no cure in sight to these mounting shortages,” to quote one news outlet.

Since the beginning of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “pandemic,” there have been shortages of everything from toilet paper to car parts to furniture to baby formula. The supply chains have been broken for nearly three years now, in other words – and the situation is worsening, not getting better.

With Christmas just weeks away, some consumers worry that their Chinese-made junk might not arrive on time. Then there is the massive inflation at the grocery store, which is making it more difficult for many families to survive.

Now we have drug shortages that, for those addicted to pharmaceuticals, could mean having to cut the habit cold turkey. (Related: Did you know that some pharmaceutical drugs are made from animal venom?)

How will drug-addled Americans survive without a steady supply of pharmaceuticals?

One of “the scarcest medications in America right now,” we are told, is Adderall. Some people use Adderall to fight narcolepsy while others take it recreationally to help them focus or study.

If Adderall supplies dwindle down to general unavailability, millions of Americans will be forced to go without their daily fix.


“Medications used to treat cancer are running low,” reported KING in Seattle. “The rise in RSV with children, along with a return of the flu have parents struggling to find Amoxicillin, Tamiflu and Albuterol.”

“Anesthetics like Lidocaine are scarce. Ativan used to control seizures and anxiety is hard to come by. Even everyday, over-the-counter (OTC) treatments such as Tylenol are increasingly tough to find.”

According to Steve Fijalka, the chief pharmacy officer at University of Washington Medicine, says he worries the United States does not have an adequate drug manufacturing sector – most drugs for America are made in India or China, in case you were not aware.

“Sometimes it’s raw materials,” Fijalka says about the reasons behind these shortages. “Sometimes it’s a business decision. Some of these medications just aren’t worth it for certain companies to make anymore.”

“There are manufacturing issues. We don’t have that many manufacturing plants in the U.S.”

There is also a shortage of some medications related to the Fauci Flu, according to the FDA. The agency says it “continues to take steps to monitor the supply chain,” but that there is not necessarily anything that can be done to fix these ongoing problems.

“The Drug Shortage Staff within the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has asked manufacturers to evaluate their entire supply chain, including active pharmaceutical ingredients, finished dose forms, and any components that may be impacted in any area of the supply chain due to the COVID-19 outbreak,” the FDA says.

In a statement, the agency added that drug shortages “can occur for many reasons, including manufacturing and quality problems, delays, and discontinuations.”

“Manufacturers provide FDA most drug shortage information, and the agency works closely with them to prevent or reduce the impact of shortages,” the FDA maintains.

In February 2021, the Biden regime executed Executive Order 14017, which supposedly attempts to address these supply chain disruptions. It appears as though that EO was a bust.

It turns out that the vast majority of America’s supply of ibuprofen, hydrocortisone, acetaminophen, penicillin, heparin, and antibiotics come from communist China, which has a “zero covid” lockdown policy in place that results in manufacturing shutdowns every time even just one person tests “positive” for the Chinese Flu.

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Baby boy in New Zealand needs heart transplant with clean, unvaccinated blood but hospital won't comply – You can help at

Image: Baby boy in New Zealand needs heart transplant with clean, unvaccinated blood but hospital won’t comply – You can help at

(Natural News) A young boy in desperate need of heart surgery is being left untreated as the hospital tasked with performing the procedure refuses to give the child strictly unvaccinated donor blood as requested by his parents.

Will Savage-Reeves of New Zealand has pulmonary valve stenosis that requires immediate attention. Parents Samantha (Sam) and Cole are insistent that their little boy receive only pure blood from unvaccinated donors, but Starship Children’s Health Hospital is not cooperating.

The hospital insists that any blood will do, despite mounting evidence that the contents of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccines” enter the bloodstream and contaminate it. (Related: Unvaccinated blood is in high demand all around the world.)

Young Will would have, and should have, already received the procedure, had Starship Children’s Health Hospital simply complied. Instead, hospital administrators are fighting his parents on the matter, prompting a hearing scheduled to take place on Dec. 6 in Auckland.

“The administrators of Starship Children’s Health Hospital insist that blood from a standard blood bank be used,” reports James Roguski on his Substack blog.

“They refuse to honor Samantha and Cole’s (Will’s parents) demand for blood from the dedicated (unjabbed) donors that they have already organized. Dedicated blood CAN be used. Starship Children’s Health Hospital simply won’t use it. The hospital insists upon using standard blood that is available from a blood bank.”

Starship Children’s Health Hospital says it tests all blood for “safety” using fraudulent PCR testing protocol

Officials at Starship Children’s Health Hospital claim that all blood, regardless of vaccination status, is safe because it is tested using RT-PCR testing swabs. But for how many cycles are these tests run?


As we reported, PCR testing cycles make all the difference when it comes to showing a “positive” or “negative” test result. The higher the number of cycles, the greater the chance of a “positive” test result.

With that in mind, it is possible that Starship Children’s Health Hospital is tuning its PCR tests with a lower number of cycles to produce more “negative” results before then declaring the “tested” blood to be “safe”?

“For how many cycles does New Zealand Blood Services run the RT-PCR after they swab each batch of donated blood to ensure that it is SAFE? (This is a trick question!)” Roguski asks.

“Do they test every bit of donated blood for COVID-19? New Zealand Blood Service CLAIMS that they owe a great debt to those people who volunteer to donate blood. So why are they rejecting donations from generous donors in the case of Baby Will?????”

Had Starship Children’s Health Hospital simply complied with the wishes of Will’s parents, his surgery would already be completed and the facility would not have made global headlines for all the wrong reasons. Because of the scandal, however, the world is now aware of the risk of tainted blood.

Will’s parents have set up the website to help bring more attention to the matter, which will hopefully convince Starship Children’s Health Hospital to do the right thing. There is a host of information at that link about the situation, including ways you can help support the cause of saving baby Will’s precious life.

“May God grant Will’s parents’ prayers,” one commenter wrote. “May Will be granted a life-preserving, healthful outcome. May God bless the orchestrators of this Baby Will marathon broadcast. Godspeed to all.”

Another added that unless this problem in New Zealand is dealt with immediately, the rest of the world can expect similar mistreatment in the near future.

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RIGGED: Deep State FBI held 'weekly' meetings with Big Tech to defeat Donald Trump in 2020

Image: RIGGED: Deep State FBI held ‘weekly’ meetings with Big Tech to defeat Donald Trump in 2020

(Natural News) Once again, the FBI has proven it is not a ‘federal law enforcement agency’ whose primary responsibility is protecting the country and investigating federal offenses, but rather a thug political operation whose first and only job is to protect the deep state elite.

We already knew that the bureau, under then-Director James Comey and Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, was involved in attempting to sabotage Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid with a sham “counterintelligence investigation” into possible “collusion” with Russia. The bureau even paid a former British spy, as did the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, to create a fake “dossier” filled with insane, and provably false, allegations about Trump.

The media jerks who are part of the deep state ensured that the story wouldn’t die during the bulk of Trump’s first term, but it wasn’t enough to ensure that he wouldn’t receive a second term. In fact, as 2020 proceeded and Trump began to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic and his polling numbers rose along with visible support wherever he campaigned, the FBI and the rest of the deep state were working several fronts to sabotage Trump’s reelection changes.

One of those fronts was Big Tech.

According to reports this week, the FBI engaged in “weekly” meetings with big tech platforms to ensure that any information beneficial to Trump and, importantly, harmful to the Democrats’ brain-addled nominee, Joe Biden, and his corrupt son, Hunter Biden, was hidden from view to the maximum extent possible — couched, of course, in “fighting against misinformation.”


The revelations were announced by two Republican attorneys general, Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana, who sued the big tech platforms to find out how deep the collusion and corruption went.

“BREAKING: In our deposition of FBI agent Elvis Chan on Tuesday, we found that the FBI plays a big role in working with social media companies to censor speech – from weekly meetings with social media companies ahead of the 2020 election to asks for account takedowns,” Schmitt tweeted last week.

?BREAKING: In our deposition of FBI agent Elvis Chan on Tuesday, we found that the FBI plays a big role in working with social media companies to censor speech – from weekly meetings with social media companies ahead of the 2020 election to asks for account takedowns.

— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 2, 2022

“Chan, the FBI’s FITF, and senior CISA officials had meetings with social media companies in the lead-up to the 2020 election, in which Chan personally told the social media companies that there could potentially be a Russian “hack and leak” operation shortly before the election,” the Show-Me State AG continued.

Chan, the FBI’s FITF, and senior CISA officials had meetings with social media companies in the lead-up to the 2020 election, in which Chan personally told the social media companies that there could potentially be a Russian “hack and leak” operation shortly before the election.

— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 2, 2022

“Those meetings were initially quarterly, then monthly, then weekly heading into the 2020 election,” Schmitt continued.

Those meetings were initially quarterly, then monthly, then weekly heading into the 2020 election.

— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 2, 2022

“Chan stated that the FBI regularly sent social media companies lists of URLs and social media accounts that should be taken down because they were disinformation from ‘malign foreign influence operations.’ The FBI then inquired whether the platforms have taken down the content,” he continued (the bureau always couches these viewpoint censorship campaigns as attempts to interdict ‘malign foreign actors’ — it’s a lie).

Chan stated that the FBI regularly sent social media companies lists of URLs and social media accounts that should be taken down because they were disinformation from “malign foreign influence operations.” The FBI then inquired whether the platforms have taken down the content.

— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 2, 2022

“On many occasions, the platforms took down the accounts flagged by the FBI,” he noted further.

On many occasions, the platforms took down the accounts flagged by the FBI.

— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 2, 2022

Blatant FBI election interference. This is why this agency needs to go away or, at a minimum, everyone at the rank of supervisor needs to be replaced. Our country is being stolen from us one election at a time.

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Weapons donated to Ukraine are being used by terrorists in Africa, Nigerian president warns

Image: Weapons donated to Ukraine are being used by terrorists in Africa, Nigerian president warns

(Natural News) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that some of the weapons Western countries have supplied to Ukraine are beginning to make their way to Africa.

Speaking to heads of neighboring states at the Lake Chad Basin Commission, he cautioned: “Regrettably, the situation in the Sahel and the raging war in Ukraine serve as major sources of weapons and fighters that bolster the ranks of the terrorists in the region.

“A substantial proportion of the arms and ammunitions procured to execute the war in Libya, continues to find its way to the Lake Chad Region and other parts of the Sahel. Weapons being used for the war in Ukraine and Russia are equally beginning to filter to the region,” he added.

He said that this illegal movement of arms into the area is threatening the region’s collective peace and security.

The Lake Chad region is a socially and economically integrated area in Central and West Africa encompassing Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon. The area has been experiencing rising extremist violence, and access to these weapons will only make the situation worse.

Buhari also took the opportunity to encourage his counterparts to raise their security cooperation to deal with arms smuggling. He said Nigeria would step up its military coordination in the war the countries are waging against ISIS terrorists and Boko Haram – something that will be far more challenging as they receive weapons meant for Ukraine.

Global concerns about possible arms diversion

Last month, police in Finland warned that some of the weapons shipped to Ukraine had already ended up in the wrong hands. The head of organized crime for the Finnish police’s bureau of investigations, Christer Ahlgren, said that weapons that were originally sent to Ukraine, such as pistols, combat drones, grenades and assault rifles, had been found in several European countries. He added that three of the biggest motorcycle gangs in the world reactivated their smuggling routes for weapons bound for Ukraine.


He said: “We have been warning about the growth of organized crime and criminal street gangs for years, but we have not been listened to.”

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has also warned that arms given to Ukraine by the West were making their way to the black market and spreading through western Asia. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Stingers and Javelin missiles supplied by Western countries were being sold on the black market and surfacing in places like Kosovo and Albania.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “The NATO military cargos are ending up in the hands of terrorists, extremists and criminal groups in the Middle East, central Africa and southeast Asia.”

In July, Europol said that it had been working with Ukraine to reduce the threat of arms trafficking, noting that there is a threat in war zones of firearms falling into the wrong hands.

“Regarding the war in Ukraine, Europol has warned that the proliferation of firearms and explosives in Ukraine could lead to an increase in firearms and munitions trafficked into the EU via established smuggling routes or online platforms. This threat might even be higher once the conflict has ended,” they said in a statement.

American officials have said they are confident that arms such as high-tech missiles and launchers donated to Ukraine reached the front lines, but experts say that tracking all light weapons is nearly impossible. Although a U.S. plan has been announced to prevent arms diversion, many lawmakers have been demanding stricter oversight.

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Planned Parenthood executive argues children are born “sexual,” require sex education and porn literacy

Image: Planned Parenthood executive argues children are born “sexual,” require sex education and porn literacy

(Natural News) Did you know that Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion mill, also has a “sex education” division? And did you know that this sex education division has people in its ranks who believe that babies are born “sexual” and require sexual indoctrination and “porn literacy” during their formative years?

This is the position of Bill Taverner, the head of Planned Parenthood’s Center for Sex Education in New Jersey. Taverner is quoted as saying that “we are all sexual beings from birth to death,” which seems like a very odd way of promoting pedophilia.

At United States congressional briefings, Taverner has promoted Planned Parenthood’s sexuality education positions, which apparently include the idea that babies and toddlers are capable of sexual activity and thus require sex indoctrination.

“[We have] in our society an assumption of asexuality of people with intellectual disabilities,” Taverner would further add in a statement. “It’s a myth that’s perpetuated, and really we are all sexual beings from birth until death.”

These same sentiments are echoed in a Planned Parenthood sex guide called “Fundamentals of Teaching Sexuality.” This document states that “sexuality is a part of life through all the ages and stages.”

“Babies, elders, and everyone in between can experience sexuality,” the document states overtly, pointing to Planned Parenthood’s pro-pedophilia doctrines. (Related: The Planned Parenthood network of abortion mills is riddled with sex abuse scandals.)


Young people must be taught about porn so they can “learn about sexuality,” Taverner suggests

Several years prior to making these various pedophilic statements, Taverner argued that underage minors should be exposed to pornography in order to teach them about the world of sexuality that is waiting for them out there.

Since the internet is now a “major influence on how young people learn about sexuality,” as Taverner stated in 2012, it is best for Planned Parenthood officials to expose children to porn at a young age so they can learn even more.

“There’s access to erotica, pornography – that was very different for young people 30 years ago,” Taverner said.

“A lot of [porn] is wrong,” Taverner agreed when questioned about porn being wrong for children. However, Taverner still believes, and made sure to clarify, that there is also a lot of “good stuff out there as well.”

Porn “literacy,” as Taverner called it, is appropriate for children as young as five, or around kindergarten age, all the way through year 12 of high school.

“It [was] certainly not as accessible, certainly not as instantaneous, so there’s a lot of information that is useful,” Taverner further said.

In a later interview with Fox News in 2021, Taverner backtracked some by stating that he “never wanted pornography to be the primary source of sex education.” However, he still believes that “instruction needs to adapt to modern times.”

In a rebuttal to all the criticism he has received about being a pedophile, Taverner would later state that he believes it is a logical fallacy to assume that exposing children to porn will make them want to watch it.

“[This] is the same faulty kind of premise as if we teach about condoms,” he scoffed. “It’s going to make people want to have sex with condoms – maybe that’s not a bad thing.”

Exposing underage minors to porn is a way to meet “people where they are,” Taverner argues, helping children to clarify their values on the topic.

“We need to present opportunities for young people to think about, for example, their values,” he argues. “You know, let’s do an opinion activity. Let’s do the ethics of porn. And that’s not to say that there’s a right answer.”

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