Monday, July 25, 2016
Why I don’t support Black Lives Matter
1. Because it’s built on a lie: that racist white cops are hunting down black men to kill. The opposite is the truth. Black men driven by hatred fostered by Black Lives Matter activists are hunting down cops to kill. Black men don’t have to fear the police; the people they have to fear are other black men who are killing them indiscriminately. This year in Chicago alone more black men have been killed by other black men than were killed nation-wide by cops. The body count so far in Chicago is 277 Black victims, mostly men. In only four of the shootings were police involved. Nation-wide the number of blacks killed by police stands at 123.
2. Most of the people killed by police are white. In the U.S. a total of 509 citizens have been killed this year alone by police. The body count for the previous year stands at a grand total of 990 people shot dead. 123 of those shot were Black Americans.
3. Black people need more police protection, not less. The Black Lives Matter movement has had the Ferguson Effect which makes the police less likely to patrol black neighborhoods. Police are not going to attract a crowd of taunting bystanders in a white neighborhood where the worst crime is usually a burglary. Police want to go home to their families at night. They don’t want to be driven out of their homes by being accused of shooting a “gentle giant” on his way to grandmother’s house dreaming of starting college.
4. Black Lives Matter sends a racist message. It assumes that racism is what’s killing black men. That racism is the reason for black unemployment, for black poverty, for poor black schools. And it encourages people who are mentally unbalanced, who are already convinced that “The Man” is holding them down to go on a killing spree. So far the biggest mass killing of police have happened in Dallas and Baton Rouge, but across the country the police have been targeted for murder thanks to the racist rhetoric of Black Lives Matter.
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Another opportunity for Obama to proclaim the "Island-has-nothing-to-do-with-it."
Investigators are probing links to terrorist organisations and have not ruled out the possibility the bomber was an Islamic extremist.Herrmann said the contents of the Syrian man’s backpack could have killed many more people, with the material used to make the bomb coming from metal items used in “wood manufacturing” – such as nails and screws.Herrmann said: “It is terrible that someone abuses the opportunity to find protection here in such a way. I am appalled by that.“We have to do all we can so that such violence in our country committed by asylum seekers who have come to our country will not spread any further.”
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to understand what Donald Trump has accomplished. It was disappointing to read the editorial in this newspaper on Tuesday that “a Trump presidency would be a descent into the uncertainties of anger, bitterness, and division … a recipe for disaster.”
Read more »This is a widespread view, but it is bunk. It reminds me of Tom Wicker’s prediction in The New York Times the Sunday before the inauguration of Richard Nixon in 1969, that the president-elect would “blow up the world,” and by Scotty Reston in the same newspaper about 12 years later that Ronald Reagan would be a complete failure who would ride back to California like a disillusioned cowboy after his first term. As the world knows, but may have forgotten, Nixon ended school segregation and the draft and the endless riots and the skyjackings and the assassinations, reduced the crime rate, founded the Environmental Protection Agency, opened relations with China and a peace process in the Middle East, extracted the U.S. from Vietnam while retaining a non-communist government in Saigon, and signed the greatest arms control agreement in world history with the U.S.S.R. while re-establishing American nuclear superiority, and was re-elected by 18 million votes. The subsequent Watergate nonsense, tawdry though it was, doesn’t alter the fact that his was one of the most successful presidential terms in U.S. history. It is probably better remembered that Reagan produced America’s greatest economic boom of the 20th century and bloodlessly won the Cold War, and was re-elected by 15 million votes.
BREAKING: At least one dead and 12 injured in suicide bomb attack at German wine bar
RUN! DEBBIE RUN!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Brown University Killing free Speech
1980 Presidential Acceptance Speech Ronald Reagan accepted his party’s presidential nomination at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit, Michigan
Ace of Spades notes that Reagan gave a "dark" speech when he was nominated in 1980.
Go HERE for speech.
Last night I observed of the #SmartSet's (and CNN's) finding that the speech was "too dark:" "I congratulate those of you living in comfortable circumstances that many Americans do not."Various geniuses -- geniuses because they had the acumen to open a Twitter account -- pronounced that a good convention speech should have "uplift" in it. Many -- including the dummies at CNN -- contrasted Trump's speech unfavorably with Reagan's "Morning in America" theme.Here's the problem with that: It's fucking stupid. "Morning in America" was Reagan's 1984 election theme. That was the happy, uplifting campaign, because the country was doing well and Reagan already had the job as presidency.OF course he's going to paint an uplifting picture! If he painted a "dark" picture, he'd be criticizing himself.But what was his 1980 theme, when he was the insurgent, trying to kick Jimmy Carter out of office?Well: It was a searing indictment of America under Carter. It was, in fact, dark.
Go HERE for speech.
Read the whole thing. Here's a brief excerpt.
- Free speech has been reframed to conform to the guidelines of Facebook and Twitter and a corporate ideology.
Can political correctness kill?Why has political correctness so aggressively being injected into legislative and judiciary and Executive agendas?
Free speech is a safety valve. Reducing our language of any possible offensive character is being engineered not to salve, but to createturmoil.
Big state (your tax dollars) is manufacturing chaos and then big state (your tax dollars) is coming into legislate and police. Big state is setting the fire and then calls the fire department and becomes a hero.
Is #FightingForYou also #VictimizingYouIs Trump Racist, Islamophobic, Misogynistic, Homophobic? Answer: No
- People are being pounded into a mass media induced frenzy.
- Reactions to Trump are visceral. That has been manufactured.
People need to talk and be compassionate to each other. People are not, yet, homogeneous twitter bots.
An uncomfortable discussion that knocks on the walls of a safe space can be frightening to some people. But, that person cowering in their safe space can also be a bully.
- Women: Women that I have spoken to are not offended by Trump, he is anequal opportunity offender.
- Transgender: Being the odd people person that I am, I asked a transgender person their thoughts on the subject and its periphery matters. She thinks it is a state issue. She is voting for Trump.
- Islamophobia: The Obama administration has forcibly removed ‘Islamic Terrorism‘ and ‘Radical Islam‘ from our vernacular. We have lost very important qualitative and quantitative measures that can distinguish the ‘good’ from the ‘bad’. Without this evaluation how can we win a war on terror? Or, maybe that’s the point? Trump calling for a temporary ban on entry for Muslim immigration was an opening bid to a discussion. I know many Muslims very enthusiastically voting for Trump.
And here's an important admission from a man who voted for Obama twice:
- I believe that the symbolism of a black President shielded Obama from the evaluation, discussion, transparency and criticism that citizens must demand of their leader.
Victor Davis Hanson
Read the whole thing.When President Obama entered office, he dreamed that his hope-and-change messaging and his references to his familial Islamic roots would win over the Muslim world. The soon-to-be Nobel Peace Prize laureate would make the U.S. liked in the Middle East. Then, terrorism would decrease.But, as with his approach to racial relations, Obama's remedies proved worse than the original illness....In apology tours and mythological speeches, Obama exaggerated Islamic history as often as he critiqued America. He backed the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He pushed America away from Israel, appeased Iran, and tried to piggyback on the Arab Spring by bombing Libya. He even lectured Christians on their past pathologies dating back to the Crusades.Yet Obama's outreach was still interpreted by Islamists as guilt and weakness to be exploited rather than magnanimity to be reciprocated. Terrorist attacks increased. Obama blamed them on a lack of gun control or generic "violent extremism."Careerist toadies in government parroted the party-line message and even tried to outdo their politically correct boss.Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano focused on returning veterans as terrorist risks. Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry said that global warming, not the Islamic State, was the real threat. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the president asked him to make Muslim outreach a top priority for the agency. CIA Director John Brennan said that jihad "is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam." Director of National Intelligence James Clapper opined that the Muslim Brotherhood was largely secular...The real problem is that Islamic terrorism feeds off the self-induced failures of the Middle East. Jihadists try to convince the Arab street that returning to religious fundamentalism and exporting jihad will empower Muslims to recapture lost primacy over a decadent and guilty West, just as in the mythical glory days of the caliphate.In truth, religious intolerance, gender apartheid, illiteracy, autocracy, statism, tribalism and religious fundamentalism all guarantee poverty, economic stagnation and scapegoating. While much of Asia and Latin America progressed through reform, the Middle East blame-gamed its miseries on affluent Western nations and on Israel.More disturbing, millions of Middle Easterners fled to the safety of Europe and the United States -- but on occasion, only to resist assimilation and show ingratitude once they got there.In short, the dreamy Obama approach to terrorism has proved a nightmare -- and it is not over yet.
Donald Trump needed to give the speech of his life. He did that, and much more. He laid out an inspiring American Manifesto for our troubled times.And he did it his way.Not surprisingly, from start to finish, it is muscular and bold, leavened only by appeals to racial harmony and pledges of compassion for all. It offers a prominent nod to Bernie Sanders’ supporters in a bid to get some to jump the Democratic ship.
Drudge on Hillary - Kaine
Grinning Obama JOKES during statement on Munich carnage as he shifts gears to say he'll miss daughter Malia when she leaves the nest for college
Why do bad things always happen to him?
Friday morning, about one hour before the Munich gunman opened fire on a street outside a McDonald's restaurant, Obama said in a joint press conference with Mexico's president that Republican nominee Donald Trump has overreacted by drawing attention to crime and terrorism in his campaign rhetoric.'This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really jibe with the experience of most people,' Obama said alongside President Enrique Pena Nieto.'I think it is important to be absolutely clear here,' he added, unaware of the bloodshed about to begin an ocean away.'Some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don’t jibe with the facts.'The area around the Munich Olympia Shopping Centre has been sealed off. An electrical shop nearby is being used as a makeshift hospital to treat the casualties.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Trump acceptance speech
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Life in the era of Hope & Change.
Via Glenn Reynolds:
Trump is running on the Law and Order ticket.The Albertsons employee gazed across the street at the B-Quik mart where, just 24 hours before, he saw two police officers and a sheriff’s deputy killed before his eyes. Sweat beaded on his forehead, which was lined with worry.
“It had a movie feel to it,” said the employee, who asked not to be named because it could jeopardize his job. The chaos, the crackle of gunfire, the shouts of “officer down” — it might have been a Hollywood battle scene.
He had seen gunfire before. He lived in Baton Rouge, after all. Guns could be quickly acquired from the sporting goods store down the interstate. Bullets, it sometimes seemed, were expended just as easily.
But this was different. These were police, crouching behind cars in tactical gear. In stunned, scared silence, he and his colleagues hunkered down for eight hours, until an official told them it was finally safe to leave.
“There’s a lot going on right now,” he said. “After everything that’s happening — Orlando, Dallas, what happened in France. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. It’s all over the place.”
What’s all over the place?
“Murder,” he said.
Hillary's convention is wall-to-wall Black Lives Matter.
Also scheduled Tuesday are Mothers of the Movement members Gwen Carr, Mother of Eric Garner; Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin; Maria Hamilton, Mother of Dontré Hamilton; Lucia McBath, Mother of Jordan Davis; Lezley McSpadden, Mother of Michael Brown; Cleopatra Pendleton-Cowley, Mother of Hadiya Pendleton; Geneva Reed-Veal, Mother of Sandra Bland.
The latest in the war on cops.
Police officer shot and killed responding to reports of a drive-by shooting.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Virginian Pilot strikes out again
The Virginian Pilot’s headline above the story about the Baton Rouge cop killer was:
“Ex-Marine who killed three officers stalked police, officials say.”
Denial, as they say, is not a river in Egypt. It’s killing people.
Gavin Long, the killer, is a black separatist, a former member of the Nation of Islam and railed against the police, “crackers,” and several other ethnic groups in his Facebook account. His belief system is no secret. His identity as an ex-Marine is far down the list of things that are important to know about him. But not to the people who work for the Virginian Pilot.
How about this headline: “Facebook user who killed three police officers …” Or how about “Cracker hater who killed three police officers …”
It’s of a piece with the decision of many in the press to describe the murders in Nice several days ago as the work of a truck rather than a man named Mohammed screaming Allahu Akbar as he ran over his victims.
You will notice that one of the slain men is black, as was the perpetrator. This incident takes us back to 1972 when we saw another spate of police murders by black power separatists and members of the Black Liberation Army. You remember that in the early 70s a war against police began, a war in which police were gunned down by cold-blooded killers with a racial/political agenda and a convict past. The assailants were members of various black militant groups, mostly offshoots of the Black Panthers, such as the Black Liberation Army (BLA), which specialized in racially-motivated cop killings. They killed cops, black, white, Asian, it didn't matter. Just as Jihadists kill the unbeliever, no matter what his or her religion, even other Muslims.
It was almost inevitable that the furor against police officers that’s been whipped up over the Castile and Sterling deaths would end in some person or persons deciding that killing a cop would be just the thing. Whether Long was crazy or not—and he may have been—and a lone wolf or not, even crazy people can be sparked to violence by an atmosphere of orchestrated hatred.
A hatred that has been fostered by Obama when he said that Trayvon Martin, shot while trying to batter George Zimmerman to death, could have been his son, if he had a son.
It was fostered by the a lying, racist, press when they described Michael Brown as a “gentle giant” out for a stroll when he was stalked and brutally shot by a racist cop while his hands were raised shouting “don’t shoot.” The real story was that Brown was thug who just robbed a grocery store, roughed up its owner, who wrestled for an officer’s gun and was shot while attacking the officer.
And it continues to be fostered by Team Obama who blames police for the pathology of the black underclass and the press who are desperate to hide the truth by blaming the Marines … or trucks … for the carnage in our streets.