Naked Communism

One of my old ideological heroes, Cleon Skousen wrote a book back in 1958 entitled, “The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom.” Yes, he realized way back in the ‘50s, the road America was traveling and still is. The Book was based on his FBI experience, decades of research, and more than one hundred communist books and treatises and gives the reader a look at the core of actual communism. The book is an absolute must read! It includes consideration of 45 communist goals. When read today this list reveals absolutely where the communist path was aimed and how far it’s gone.

Remember, this was published in 1958.

1. U.S. should accept coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. should be willing to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of “moral strength.” 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extend long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China and admission of Red China to the U.N. [Jimmy Carter fulfilled this goal while betraying American allies around the world.]

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. [Note: There are still American intellectuals, and elected members of Congress, who dream of an eventual one world government and who view the U.N., founded by communists such as Alger Hiss, the first secretary-general, as the instrument to bring this about. World government was also the dream of Adolf Hitler and J.V. Stalin. World government was the dream of Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 hijackers.]

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with loyalty oaths. [Note: It is entirely proper and appropriate for our government to expect employees, paid by the American taxpayer, to take an oath of loyalty. And songs? “The National Anthem.”]

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations that are under Communist attack. [Note:The success of these goals, from a communist perspective, is obvious.]

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings,” substituting shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture, education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat. [Note: The Soviets used to send “social misfits” and those deemed politically incorrect to massive mental institutions called gulags. The Red Chinese call them laogai. Hitler called them concentration camps.]

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose communist goals. [Note: Psychiatry remains a bulwark of the communist agenda of fostering self-criticism and docility.]

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. [The sovereign family is the single most powerful obstacle to authoritarian control.]

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. [Note: Outcome-based education, values clarification or whatever they’re calling it this year.]

42.Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems.

43.Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike

(Thanks to Camelot Daily

Each of these warrants a chapter in what could be next year’s best selling book, “How in the Hell Did We Get Here???” The “progressive” movement began around 1890 and was designed to combat imagined social ills caused by the industrial revolution, and doing so by increasing governmental power and control. It continues today. Government should, in their fantasy world, absolutely control business and dictate to the people what they will be allowed to do. “If you all get your vaccinations you might be able to have small family get togethers on the 4th of July!” The progressive movement has become today’s democrat party, or rather the democrat party has become the home of socialism and thus the driving force behind the Marxist revolution. The Democrat party has always been evil. They have been hammering out the platform of governmental control and anti-individualism since their foundation when Black and Female America were their targets. Today they hide behind the cloak of “equality,” which is irony amplified, in view of their attempts to keep racism alive (BLM, Planned Parenthood, NAACP,  …) Their success is the greatest evidence of one of the most irrational elements of human nature, which I refer to as “egoteneoism,” (what I believe is the truth). Yes, my brothers and sisters, prepare to be governed! Communism is rolling in full speed ahead.


Modern Prejudice

Professionally, I’m a political commentator. Much of my work is done in the form of copywriting and ghost writing, thus much of my work gets published under the name of another author or organization. Because of this I have to be very careful that what I produce is completely citable and accurate. If I fail in this regard, my clients will move on, and I’ll be back to digging post-holes for a living. This is becoming more and more of a challenge as the liberal technocrats. the media and the education world have begun censoring, demonetizing, and in at least one case, “Parler,” literally stealing the information and disconnecting the service. The main-stream media, worldwide has become a globalist propaganda machine which makes it impossible to depend upon the media, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Pravda, NPR, BBC (pick your mockingbird) as an accurate resource. Internet sources such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others, where private citizens once had the opportunity to communicate honestly (or dishonestly) are now monitoring the “discussions” and posts which they will tag as “potentially misleading,” or “missing context.” “incomplete,” “false,” or what have you. But only if it goes against the modern liberal philosophy, honesty and true information having nothing to do with the process in any way. Thus, as a writer it becomes my task to actually track down actual recordings and/or documentation which verify whatever case I am reporting, because, since I’m extolling the conservative point of view, accusations of “potentially misleading,” “missing context,” or “false information” are certain to follow, and since I’m being paid for what I produce, I have to be able to back it up.

One of the foundations of freedom in America is freedom of the press and freedom of expression. The history of humanity is a string of societal takeovers, leaving once free peoples in the clutches of some form of autocracy, socialism or communism. Although these takeovers have been going on since long before the birth of Karl Marx, he noted magnificently the methodology to be used in effectively turning the power of “the people’ into the power of the STATE, while pretending to do so for the benefit of “the people.” Communists often talk about the crucial importance of agitation and propaganda. “Together, agitation and propaganda, are a mighty and indispensable weapon in the Party’s revolutionary arsenal” ( Seems startlingly familiar, (BLM, Antifa, the American Democrat Party).

America was founded on the principle of individualism and personal freedom. Our Constitution was written to protect the rights of the people by controlling the authority of the government. Thus, the Bill of Rights, has sadly essentially been essentially discarded. 

The battle against freedom and independence is as old as humanity. The great philosophical and religious works of all the recorded ages, including the Bible have been in reference to this struggle, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” ~Galatians 5:1. America’s Declaration of Independence is based on the inalienable rights of man. Inalienable because they are granted by an authority beyond the power of man. The power of “his creator.” It is this very concept that one of the most notable forces against freedom, communism, has consistently battled against. In order to hold infinite authority one has to eliminate such notions as deistic authority. Rights cannot be allowed to be inalienable or from whence comes control of those rights? Thus, in America the first challenge a statist, or globalist takeover faces is, the “Bill of Rights,” and it is here that the battle begins, and now, has begun. The weapon selected by the state in our current battle, is your health. Your very life! The soldiers in this army are the democrat, or as I call them, the demoncrat party.

In order to make this weapon effective the statists must control the information you receive. The threat in this case is a typical coronavirus mutation, COVID-19, the 2019 mutation of the same basic coronavirus we’ve battled for generations. In order to make the threat effective the statists, in this case globalists, must first convince you that the threat is indeed, deadly! This they have done by hiding and confusing the actual death toll numbers. Claiming, at this point, 500,000 deaths in America. It takes very little actual investigation to disprove this inflated number, but the main-stream media (the propagandia, thanks Karl) will not do this investigation, nor report on it’s inaccuracy. Sadly, our President, Donald Trump got hooked into employing Dr. Fauci, a demoncrat of the first order. Dishonest and totally inconsiderate of the actual good of the people. While he’s been unable to get or keep his stories straight, he did recommend putting COVID victims in nursing homes!??? Which could only have the effect of killing many of the most susceptible people on the planet, the old folks. Various demoncrat governors followed that advice, e.g. Cuomo, and literally murdered thousands of America’s grandparents who were at their mercy. My own father fell as a result of this trap here in Utah, a Republican state. Forced from the hospital where he went for treatment of COVID, into a nursing home 90 miles away. Our access to him completely cut off. We battled to get him home and won, but he died the day before we got to rescue him.

Beyond the lies about the actual death toll, we also have what are effective treatments of the virus, Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin! These are treatments being used worldwide effectively and are not discussed by our media (propagandia) and are being censored by our social networks. Doctors are risking losing their medical licenses for curing COVID using “unapproved” medications. One hospital I’m aware of, and which must remain nameless for their own protection, has a 100% success rate in treating COVID with Ivermectin! The very treatment I wanted my father to try but was not allowed. He was, rather, allowed to die.

So, we have a flu-bug with a 99% survival rate. The global economy was completely shut down. In America people are isolated. Schools, churches, sports, concerts, in fact all social gatherings except “peaceful” protests are shut down. As a result, suicides, drugs and alcohol abuse, are killing far more people than the actual virus. Masks lack of effectiveness was demonstrated and reported way back in 1918 during the flu epidemic, yet mandates force Americans to wear them. Bill of Rights? Yep, up in a puff of smoke and without a whimper. Inalienable??? Sadly no. My profession has been crushed; my income stopped and why? Because I’m a conservative! The radical prejudice that the democrats introduced when fighting to maintain slavery, to suppress Black and female American votes, lives on today. Never was more clearly illuminated the fact that modern liberalism is based on a lie which has as its goal the destruction of liberty!



Thursday last, I had the serious displeasure of watching the most ridiculous political performance imaginable. Even for the White House, whose record of ridiculosity would be difficult to compete against.

The idea that Joe Biden is POTUS reaches a level of implausibility which alone, without the gobs of evidence of rigging which our wonderful courts refused to even consider, renders the election invalid in any traditional sense… but there ya go, here’s Creepy Joe! Whatever the preposterosity may be, Joe Biden stood before congress to deliver, finally, a State of the Union Address. 

For disappointment I was well prepared, but rather than disappointing, it was a pure, sickening travesty. We have as president a creature who is a stunning, far reach from being a gentleman and patriot. We have a man whose been suckling at the taxpayer teat for half a century. He entered the political arena in 1973 did little til 1977 when he fought to keep schools segregated, “Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle…” Little til 1983 when he wrote a bill which, unfortunately passed, to tax Social Security. I know, I know absurd, but there ya go, he’s a democrat! 1988 runs for president but his history of dishonesty and plagiarism foiled that plan. 1993 he voted to increase the Social Security tax rate. (He’s also currently working to tax your 401K and IRAs.) 1994 he writes the “Stop and Frisk” law which is the root of our current use of the term “systematic racism,” for which leftists blame Republicans. Millions of black men went to prison as a result. 2001 Biden refers to Obama: “I mean, you got the first African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Biden is being sold as Americas “Woke Man,” but the truth is he’s one of the most racist persons in modern politics. While to Donald Trump he said, “Abraham Lincoln here is one of the most racist presidents we’ve had in modern history. He pours fuel on every single racist fire.” I suppose this is a predictable reaction from a true racist after President Trump had minorities winning at rates not seen in modern US history. Before the scamdemic the economy was roaring, unemployment was down and incomes were up. Education for the minority community was a major focus of President Trump and included emphasis on job training. Money for schools and school choice was a high priority for the president. Yep, what a damn racist! Another of Trump’s horrible racist actions was offering second chances to those incarcerated unfairly under laws promoted by Biden, but I digress. My intent is to analyze his State of the Union address.

On and on and on he went, milking the horror of the pandemic. Naturally he refers to the 500,000 number as the death count. A number which is ridiculously incorrect. That number includes every imaginable absurdity including those who were killed BY the COVID vaccine (a specific they’re keeping quiet). We have no idea what the actual death count is. I personally know several people who caught the dreaded disease, including Kimmie and myelf, for whom it was no big deal, just a typical flu experience. I personally know of two people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19. One of them died from the after effects of a car crash and hadn’t even been tested for COVID. The other, my father, went to the hospital, they refused to let us see him, they moved him to an old folks home 90 miles away, where we were refused access to him and where he died. We were fighting to bring him home and we were were winning, one more day and we’d’ve had him home. If we could have just brought him home from the hospital we could have saved him, but no! And this was in Utah!

Biden goes down the list of horrors and ironically each of them is actually caused not by the COVID, but by our government. The shut down of businesses, the closing of schools, church meetings, sports, concerts, only “protests” and illegal immigration are to be permitted. Yes Biden is allowing illegals in by the thousands. Tens of thousands of migrants are once again crossing illegally into the U.S. and overwhelming immigration and border officials, as the Department of Homeland Security announced most won’t be tested for COVID before they’re released into the interior. There’s the work of a true hero! (‘er somethin’)

“Listen to Dr Fauci, one of the most distinguished and trusted voices in the world. He’s assured us the vaccines are safe.” He was also the first to suggest putting COVID victims into nursing homes. Yes, Dr. Fauci is not only a democrat, he’s a mass murderer!

“it’s never a good bet to bet against the American people…” Biden will have a Hell of a time convincing the demonrat party of that! They’ve been doing so for years… successfully!

“Will cut child poverty in this country by half!” By pissing away 1.9 TRILLION dollars spread around almost at random in joyous democrat zeal? Transportation gets tens of billions. More than $30 billion goes to expanding Obamacare, a long-term Democratic policy goal. You thought we’d won that battle, yes? NOPE! Rising unemployment payments will make unemployment more lucrative than employment for many people and will discourage a return to work. The bill authorizes 93 acres of federal lands to be used for the construction of the Teddy Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota and creates an independent commission to oversee horse racing, a priority of Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader. Tax provisions, including extending a $2.5 billion break for racecar tracks and allowing a $6.3 billion write-off for business meals, derided as the “three-martini lunch” expense. Billions in foreign aid. $10 million for “gender programs” in Pakistan and $2.5 million for “internet freedom.” I know, I know, on and on it goes. Surely the remedy for child poverty! no? Well at least it’ll cure sanity!

AND of course while he offered himself as an angel of light in bringing about vaccination, he neglects to mention that this was largely due to Donald Trump, whose name he doesn’t mention, but who’s refusal to accept the “impossible,” as Trump always does. Brought about the vaccines in record time.

The state of our union appears to be thus: We will have vaccines, and maybe by July 4, small groups of you people will be allowed to celebrate together. What the powers that be fail to recognize is that there are MANY places where the illusive freedom still rings, Florida, Idaho, Sweden, Japan… But Biden makes it clear that such should not be the case in America. Even with the vaccine, freedom will be limited, shutdowns will remain in place. We “free Americans” will be “provided with additional guidance on what you can do in the workplace, places of worship, with your friends, as well as travel.” What you can do… Really? Well, we Americans have a Constitution that specifically denies the government that power! The “fundamental transformation” you and Obama promote is prohibited by our American Constitution. 

We end up with a hair sniffing, ear sucking pervert, suffering from dimentia and telling us what we can do? I don’t think so Joe!

Mandate: Thou Shalt Be Restrained!

It’s not easy to pin down the facts on this, but they do, nevertheless exist. We’re being told by our “leaders” that we MUST be wearing masks! Of course, the natural question is, “What if I don’t want to?”

“The use of masks prevents the transmission of COVID-19. It’s not a matter of choice. It’s a matter of survival! Bill of Rights be damned.” And here we have the final rub. It is, actually, a question of power. Sadly there is some argumentative logic in their claim, what matters most, freedom or survival? A handy argument to unbox the tool of tyranny. “We’re doing this for your own good.” Thus, when the governmental suggestions are removing our freedoms, and in this case, doing so rather selectively (no church, no ma & pa businesses, no school, but “peaceful” protests will be fine), it is doing so out of its desire to diminish freedom and amplify governmental control. They are battling that pesky notion “the people” have about being their own masters. When control is being lifted from the hands of “the people” and granted to the palms and wallets of “the leaders,” there is ample reason for suspicion.

So… Do masks prevent the transmission of COVID-19? The short, and true answer is, “NO.” Those who suckle at the teat of the mainstream media (propagandia, Thanks Karl!) will require some sort of evidence which they will then ignore if it doesn’t mimic the words of their main-stream Gods. Nevertheless, here’s some inconvenient facts. I know, I know, “We choose truth over facts” (Creepy Joe who, as do we all, makes up his own “truth.”) Those damn facts are a pain in the ass, best to ignore ’em!


  • T Jefferson, M Jones, et al. Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses. MedRxiv. 2020 Apr 7. “compared to no masks, there was no reduction of influenza-like illness cases or influenza for masks in the general population, nor in healthcare workers.” A finding similar to most studies done on the subject.
  • The CDC in “Emerging Infectious Diseases” volume 26, give us: “Respiratory etiquette is often listed as a preventive measure for respiratory infections. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence to support this measure. Whether respiratory etiquette is an effective nonpharmaceutical intervention in preventing influenza virus transmission remains questionable,
  • J Brainard, N Jones, et al. Facemasks and similar barriers to prevent respiratory illness such as COVID19: A rapid systematic review. “there was no significant difference in the incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza among health care personnel with the use of N95 respirators.”
  • National Library of Medicine “Face mask use in health care workers has not been demonstrated to provide benefit in terms of cold symptoms or getting colds. A larger study is needed to definitively establish noninferiority of no mask use.
  • MedPage Today: Study Casts Doubt on N95 Masks for the Public.
  • Annals of the l’oyal College of Surgeons of England: The wearing of a mask has very litle relevance to the wellbeing of patients undergoing routine general surgery and it is a standard practice that could be abandoned.
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy: “Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data.”
  • Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy: “Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data.”

The list goes on and on. In view of the governmental propagandizing and financial considerations researchers face, many being University institutions, there are dozens of studies which DO reccomend the use of masks, but these too dance around the uncertainty of result. None provide real evidence that the use of masks is effective.

For those in the know. All of this has been dealt with long ago. The “masking craze” which took hold during the Spanish Flu 1918 – 1920, back in the day when recognizing the origin of a virus was not “racist.” Under the flogging of the power hungry hands of government we’ve managed to forget what accepted scientific evidence has shown us for over a century: that masks are a waste of time, money, and attention.

So… We are back to “NO!”

Which brings us to the very troubling reality: There definitely IS a reason to mandate mask wearing, but it has nothing to do with what we’re being sold. Our Founders were clear that rights are granted by God, not government, and are thus unalienable. Our Constitution does not grant government the power to mandate mask wearing, even if it works (which we know now, it doesn’t). But here’s he crux of this biscuit: COVID-19 is an exercise in global governmental control. They’ve discovered that they can utilize or even create a “disaster” and use it to take unprecedented measures to control not only the economy, but the behavior of the people.

The wearing of these useless masks actually accomplishes something radically important to the powers that be, globalist liberals. It advertises the control the government has over the people. Our founders believed our rights came from God. The Church of Beelzebub (liberalism) delivers a nullifier which is as close as they can come to the hand of God, a disease! Sadly in todays’ world we’ve lost the respect of freedom found in the likes of Patrick Henry who, like our founders who risked everything, believed that life without freedom is no life at all. Our founders held up freedom as a gift conceived and granted by God, not government. Thus be it God, not government who can take it away. I’ve a sneaking suspicion he’d not use a flu bug with a 99% survival rate to do that in any case. But then… I’m not one of the cowards wearing a mask symbolizing my slavery.

Our Freedom of speech is being torn away. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and most of the rest are censoring the commentary of the people who utilize AND finance them, to the point of actually removing them from the platform. Twitter permanently banned President Donald J. Trump, which in America shouldn’t be done, even if the lies they use as an excuse, that Trump incited the riots in DC, were true! They have no more right to restrict anyone from using their platform than I do of not allowing Mexicans who drink German Beer into my business establishment. While they ban the ex-president they have no problem with Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei tweeting anti-Semitic messages and calls for the destruction of Israel. The Chinese Communist Party is allowed to say whatever it pleases. They allow “Hang Mike Pence” to trend. YouTube is “demonetizing” content creators like Steve Crowder, Dr. Shaym, Dan Dicks… Hell I’ve lost well over half my income due to the demonetizing of those who post my work, all of which is cited and completely verifiable. My sin is that I explain the COVID-19 scamdemic. No, not that COVID-19 is a scam, it is the 2019 mutation of the same old coronavirus we’ve been dealing with for over a century. The scam is that it’s being used to shut down economies, eliminate freedoms and expand governmental control. I point out the crookedness of the crime family boss who currently holds the Presidency in spite of his mental disabilities. I forward the evidence, which is available in reams, that the election was stolen. I wonder at the disappearance of “uncomfortable” news items like the funding of Planned Parrenthood, the Hunter Biden coverup, the Biden laptop coverup, top 10 U.S. aid recipients practice torture, bankers who rigged municipal bonds and stolen billions of dollars, hypocrisy in covering the Ukraine crisis. You don’t want people like me getting paid!

America’s “free press” has become nothing more than leftist propaganda. All reciting the same chorus. For example, when Bush chose Cheney to be his vice president? Every media figure on cable news or who has a column in Newsweek or TIME Magazine or the Washington Post, New York Times, or on TV began singing, in chorus the term, “gravitas.” It doesn’t matter what your news resource was at the time, you heard for the first time the term, “gravitas.” It’s not a free press, its an orchestrated performance. It includes nothing that might diminish the power of those in control. We are witnessing not only the Marxist takeover of our education system, but the truth in his teachings on the role of agitation and the roll of propaganda.

Now we’ve reached the point at which the seeds have been sown, the barley grown, put in the pot and fermented. But will “the people” drink it? 

Put on that mask! Stay out of church! No more concerts! Shop at Amazon! No ma & pa diners! THOU SHALT BE RE(S)TRAINED!