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Identity politics as neoliberal diversion of attention from Class Consciousness of the working class and rising inequality

A new flavor of "divide and conquer strategy"  practiced by soft neoliberals of the Democratic Party

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“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.” ― George Orwell, 1984

One the most questionable "achievements" of neoliberalism is that along a theoretical reaction in economics (enforcing on universities neoclassical economic junk) and a strategic reaction in policy (the return to political power of financial oligarchy, the power of which was undermined by the New DealCapitalism)  if creates new, more sophisticated forms of divide and conquer policy.

However, the forms, the objectives, the dynamics of social conflict are linked in turn to the ways people relate to each other/ For example, one thousand workers disposed along an assembly line and confined within the walls of a single large factory relate to each other and develop forms of organization and class solidarity that are different from, say, 10 workers behind computer screens in 100 factories spread over a large geographic area. One of the main targets of capital's strategies to deal with working-class struggles is therefore to disrupt the emergence of "Class Consciousness" among  workers,  that constituted the material basis upon which workers' struggles and workers' organizations were founded. Wikipedia

In political theory and particularly Marxism, class consciousness is the set of beliefs that a person holds regarding their social class or economic rank in society, the structure of their class, and their class interests

These strategies, also commonly known by the term of "wedge strategies" occurred in  many form with identity wedge as one of the most  sophisticated way to disrupt workers solidarities along  ethnic lines.

The term "neoliberal identity politics" can also be used in a neutral, non-pejorative sense to encompass ‘feminism, black liberation, gay rights, minorities right, nationalism, etc …’

Neoliberal Democrats try to substitute and disrupt  "class warfare" with "identity politics". A Blairite would say: "we wanted to be a party of power". Which in the USA led to Dem sellout to Wall Street and adoption of wedge issues. Identity politics led to "unilateral representation of ethnic minorities", that is a politic decision based on race, a form of racism.

Identity politics has been co-opted by the neoliberal technocracy to divert attention from wealth inequalities, the dominance of big corporations and financial oligarchy in politics, and the complete lack of democratic accountability of elected officials.

This is why African Americans voters which have been just as let down and sold to Wall Street by neoliberal politics by Bill Clinton and Obama  voted overwhelmingly for Bill Clinton, Obama and Hillary Clinton. Such a nice politico-technological trick did them in.

But the neoliberal Dems election time identity wedge did not work all the time. One resent and spectacular failure was Presidential elections of 2016.  Neoliberal establishment candidate -- a staunch neocon and warmonger Hillary  Clinton with all her identity politics tricks lost the election to Donald Trump who positioned himself as an independent candidate not controlled by financial oligarchy:

Minorityreported 10 Nov 2016 12:19
For the last thirty years, there has been no left or right wing governments - not economically or fiscally. Third way centrism (liberal progressiveness) embraced the primacy of unfettered market capitalism and corporate globalism, and focused exclusively on using political power as a tool to win the culture war instead.

That's fine if you've done materially very well out of unfettered market capitalism and corporate globalism, and all that therefore matters to you is social justice issues.

But if you were once in a secure job with a decent income and decent prospects for your children, and all of that has been ripped away from you by unfettered market capitalism and corporate globalism, and the people responsible for preventing that - or at least fixing it when it happens - are more concerned with policing the language you use to express your fears and pain, and demonstrating their compassion by trying to improve the life chances of people on other continents, then social justice issues become a source of burning resentment, not enlightenment.

There has been a crushing rejection of globalism and corporate plutocracy by Western electorates. The Western progressive left will only survive if it has the courage to recognise that, and prioritises the fight for economic and fiscal policies that promote the interests and prospects of its own poor and middle class, over and above the cultural issues that have defined it for a quarter of a century.

We should always remain vigilant, but the truth is that the culture war is won. It would be tragic beyond words if that victory was reversed by an explosion of resentment caused by the left's determination to guard old battle fields, while ignoring the reality that its thinkers and activists are needed to right new injustices. Trump's success doesn't represent the victory of hate over hope, it just represents the loss of hope. The left has to see that or its finished.

confluence50,
The left pandered to the margins. It is more important for them to impose a transsexual using a rest room with my daughter in school than it is to just keep the boys with boys and girls with girls.

One example, but my point is that this kind of policy alienates and offends more people than it seeks to serve. The dems let us down by pandering to the margins of our society along with prioritizing all sorts of things that simply just don't matter to the rank and file American.

dusktildawn,

I agree. I think looking at this through the prism of race and gender is a massive red herring. Race and gender bias are symptoms of insecurity, not causes of it. The insecurity in this case is the feeling that the country - economically, politically and culturally - has been stolen by elites who care naught about ordinary, less privileged folk.

On another thread I also mentioned another issue which is how fractured society has become in the West, how disconnected its different parts, a process which technology has fuelled. You can get through your life today without dealing in any significant way with anyone who disagrees with you, which is actually very, very dangerous.

Potyka Kalman,
They given up "class warfare" for "identity politics". A Blairite would say: "we wanted to be a party of power" => money. Identity politics led to "unilateral representation of ethnic minorities", that is a politic decision based on race.

Yeah, Democrats has a lot to account for. They are guilty.

lotusblue,
The working classes have been stripped of their dignity, whole communities have become wastelands and virtual ghettos. The working class don't trust the left to sort things out for them and that is why and how a figure like Trump can come along and say 'I will save you all' and become President.

Meanwhile, the socialist left sit around scratching their heads, unable to work out what has happened and squabble about the spirit of socialism and ideology that in all honesty, most working class people don't give a toss about. They just want jobs that pay a decent wage, a nice house to own, nice food on the table, two cars and nice holidays. They want to be middle class in other words.

marjane52 lotusblue, 
But democrats are not left. They right wing too. If Americans think that Democrats are left, they don´t know what left is at all. And what socialist government has USA had. I see Americans saying that Democrats are socialists, really? Hillary left and socialist?. Trump and Hillary are both right wing, only that Trump is more extreme.
muttley79,  
Guardian columnists such as Hadley Freeman, Lucia Graves, Wolff, Abramson, Freedland and company should be forced to read this article. These columnists very rarely if ever talk about the Gilded Age style inequality levels in the West, and the USA in particular. Instead it is all about identity politics for them. Can these individuals start writing about the disastrous chasm between the very rich and the rest please?

hexotic -> muttley79,

Definitely. Identity politics has been coopted by the neoliberal technocracy to divert attention from wealth inequalities, the operation of big corporations in politics and the general lack of democratic accountability in governance.



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[May 12, 2021] Cadillac Marxists: woke perversion of Marxism can be very lucrative

Apr 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

thinking1234 31 minutes ago

I don't know if anyone read about this?

"Inside BLM co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors' million-dollar real-estate buying binge. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors has gone on a real-estate buying binge in recent years, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.":

https://nypost.com/2021/04/10/inside-blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-real-estate-buying-binge/

[May 12, 2021] Roger Daltrey - The 'Woke' Generation is Creating a Miserable World

Actor and Grammy Award winning musician Donald Glover says that television shows and movies are becoming increasingly boring because "people are afraid of getting cancelled." ZeroHedge
May 12, 2021 | summit.news

The Who legend Roger Daltrey says the 'woke' generation is creating a miserable world that serves to stifle the kind of creative freedom he enjoyed in the 60s.

The iconic frontman made the comments during a recent appearance on Zane Lowe's Apple Music 1 podcast.

"I don't know, we might get somewhere because it's becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation," said Daltrey.

"It's terrifying, the miserable world they're going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who's lived a life and you see what they're doing, you just know that it's a route to nowhere," he added.

The singer noted how he was lucky to have lived through an era where freedom of speech was encouraged, not silenced.

"Especially when you've lived through the periods of a life that we've had the privilege to. I mean, we've had the golden era. There's no doubt about that," he said.

[May 12, 2021] No doubt the US/UK deep state, now more than ever, are busy trying to sow conflict and division in Eurasia

May 12, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Canadian Cents , May 13 2021 0:38 utc | 76

An interesting read from Pepe Escobar at Saker's site, related to the comments by Max @24 and JB @25:
https://thesaker.is/insider-view-the-tragedy-of-the-us-deep-state/

No doubt the US/UK deep state, now more than ever, are busy trying to sow conflict and division in Eurasia, to divide-and-rule Mackinder's "World Island" and hence the world.

[May 11, 2021] I Hope We All Survive It -- Dave Chappelle Warns About Cancel Culture

Highly recommended!
May 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

The phenomenon of "cancel culture" is a toxic one metastasizing into a woke revolution war empowered by Big Tech and Big Business. Those unfamiliar with being canceled involve publicly shaming others and boycotting celebrities and companies. However, the art of canceling has progressed well beyond canceling public figures and is now used to garget average folks. The result can be devastating for ordinary people who may face the consequences of losing their jobs, losing friends and family, or having their social media accounts terminated.

Comedian Dave Chappelle partook in a video interview with Joe Rogan on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast about cancel culture. He told Rogan that he recognizes the change people are attempting to bring through activism and accountability for prominent folks but denounced cancel culture:

"I'm very lucky to be able to see people who are great at things up close," Chappelle said. "Even on this podcast ... it's one of the joys of my life getting to know these people and knowing and seeing them be human."

Chappelle said, "I hope we all survive it," while referring to the cancel culture storm gripping society. "That's why that cancel culture shit bothers me. I'm not even opposed to the ideas behind some of these cancelations. I get it."

Rogan said, "the inclination, all of it, is to make the world a better place." He said social media and public shaming have "gotten abused and misused by the wrong people and bad actors, but at the end of the day, the thing they think they're trying to do is eliminate bad aspects of our culture."

Last year, Chappelle criticized cancel culture, saying audiences have become "too brittle," adding that "everything you say upsets somebody."

Chappelle hasn't been the only well-known person to speak out against cancel culture, Curtis Jackson, known as "50 Cent," recently said cancel culture is " unfair " and "targeting straight men" who "don't have any organizations to back them up."

Jackson said he wouldn't get canceled because "hip-hop culture loves things that are damaged. It loves people who are already broken from experience."

A study by a top education think tank, Civitas, found that free speech at the world's leading universities is being eroded at a rapid rate due to "cancel culture."

Cancel culture may have had good intentions to hold people accountable for things they did or say. Instead, it has backfired and produced a toxic environment that limits freedom of speech and alienates anyone with opposing views. Society can't move forward if liberals cancel anyone they don't like - there needs to be an open forum where all voices are heard.

[May 10, 2021] Tim Swain on Twitter- - BREAKING Rep. Mark Green @RepMarkGreen to introduce a bill banning Critical Race Theory from all United States military service academies

May 10, 2021 | twitter.com

Tim Swain @SwainForSenate BREAKING Rep. Mark Green @RepMarkGreen to introduce a bill banning Critical Race Theory from all United States military service academies.
Tim Swain @SwainForSenate · 23h CRT is fighting racism with more racism. We must ban it from every institution in America. Follow me! I'll keep you updated on the fight against CRT! 7 66 426 Americae est magna. @usamagna · 20h Replying to @SwainForSenate and @RepMarkGreen Sadly it will never pass in the dem controlled house.

[May 09, 2021] Wokism and Russiagate

Notable quotes:
"... No, people get their belief systems (religious, political, economic, cultural) from their identity groups. **Then** (if called upon) they apply the intellect to rationalize the beliefs that they **already** hold. ..."
"... Rationalizing the Russiagate nonsense was seemingly inevitable with the 24/7 help of the MSM, and the continuous chirping of Democrat politicians. The intellect was not a lighthouse beacon that led intelligent Democrats through the fog of 24/7/52 issued propaganda, rather; the intellect was the tool that solidified vaporous forms into false-reality. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , May 5 2021 18:00 utc | 61

re: Wokism

My two cents. People are mimics. It is fascinating when you realize this.

People don't muse, contemplate and chew over the circumstances and issues in their environment and then resolve - "aha! I have got it." That is not where people get their belief systems. For example, a million and more people didn't all independently study the Bible and then realize that their interpretation was fully consistent with those of the Roman Catholics and therefore they should go join the Catholic Church.

No, people get their belief systems (religious, political, economic, cultural) from their identity groups. **Then** (if called upon) they apply the intellect to rationalize the beliefs that they **already** hold.

The epiphany came to me when I observed intelligent people falling for Russiagate. WTF !! I thought intelligent people would get it. Russiagate would be a flash-in-the-pan that would disappear in a few days (or less!). Boy was I wrong. The intellect does not rule, group identity does. Those that identified Democrat (generalizing here, of course) fell in step with the beliefs common to Democrats, including Russiagate.

Rationalizing the Russiagate nonsense was seemingly inevitable with the 24/7 help of the MSM, and the continuous chirping of Democrat politicians. The intellect was not a lighthouse beacon that led intelligent Democrats through the fog of 24/7/52 issued propaganda, rather; the intellect was the tool that solidified vaporous forms into false-reality.

To find one's identity in groups is deeply human. People are dominated by their need to be group-accepted. It is unsurprising that group acceptance and group identity produce what we call fashion - fashion in style, fashion in vocabulary, fashion in beliefs. This applies to Wokism. People are mimics.

You can even get them to wear Pussy Hats.

[May 09, 2021] -You'll Never Be White- - Black Teacher's Racist Rant Highlights Need To Equip All Officers With Body Cameras - ZeroHedge

May 09, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Jonathan Turley,

For years, I and others have argued for body camera (and police interrogation cameras) to be used in every jurisdiction. Despite the obvious value of such cameras, jurisdictions like Los Angeles County have resisted and still do not have this basic protection for both officers and citizens alike. Likewise, prosecutors in cities like Chicago long opposed the filming of officers by citizens .

The recent controversy over a traffic stop in L.A. shows the importance of such body cameras. In the video, an officer pulls over a self-described teacher for using her cellphone while driving and is met with a barrage of racist slurs. The officer was only able to show his side in the encounter because he paid for his own camera. It is absurd that Los Angeles County forces officers to pay for their own cameras to guarantee a record of such encounters. In LA County, it is bring your own camera (BYOC) or engage in policing at your own risk.

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The African-American teacher is shown in the video immediately attacking the hispanic officer with a litany of racist slurs and insults from repeatedly calling him a “murdererâ€...

"Yes, I started to record because you're a murderer," she says.

"You're threatening to kill me and my son," she says at one point in the encounter.

...and then it escalated as the woman is heard telling the deputy,

"You're always going to be a Mexican. You'll never be white, you know that, right?"

"You'll never be white, which is what you really want to be," she says after signing a citation. "You want to be white."

Police say the woman is well known for bringing baseless charges against officers.

Here is the body cam video of the April 23 incident in San Dimas:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jwy9lB2q8YE

The officer remains calm despite the litany of insults.

My anger at the video was not just over the racist slurs but the fact that this officer had to equip himself in Los Angeles.

As many of us have argued for 20 years, these cameras protect officers and the public alike . If this officer did not have this videotape, this could have been an incident where there are two wildly different accounts between the driver and the officer. If a harassment claim is filed, the matter would likely be treated as unproven rather than untrue. It would remain on the officer’s record that he was accused for racism and harassment.

Yet, there is no anger at the political leaders in Los Angeles County for the failure to supply this basic piece of equipment. Last year was the first deployment of body cameras in the city for LA sheriffs. Los Angeles police officers began using body cameras in 2015 .

While many politicians are now calling for body cams, it was not long ago that they remained silent on the issue or failed to object (or joined ) as police departments demanded delays in the release of such records. In April 2018, the LAPD began releasing body cam footage to the public from officer-involved shootings.

One of the issues delaying such deployment has been the insistence of officers to have greater control in turning on and off cameras. There should be no such debate in terms of the cameras operating as all times in public movements and encounters

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GeneKelly 2 hours ago

She does NOT have the right to say : "You're threatening to kill me and my son," except to the extent that she is prepared to face civil and criminal penalties for slander and false accusations.

Unknown 5 hours ago

The Neoliberal brainwashing worked as planned to divide Americans.

[May 09, 2021] Wokism and black and white mentality of new cultural revolution

Highly recommended!
This one-to-one replay of Red Guards - Wikipedia but with quite different sponsors ;-) "Hóng Wèibīng was a mass student-led paramilitary social movement mobilized and guided by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1966 through 1967, during the first phase of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Notable quotes:
"... there is an on-going effort to create fads/movements in which the public becomes caught-up and distracts the from reality. ..."
"... The more binary and controversial the better. Red/Blue. I used to be a big fan of sports but have the opinion it is a pointless waste of time and my life is better for that realization. ..."
"... Characteristics of the Woke: They always attack, especially with insults, like "paranoia nonsense". They never address the actual point made, instead they reinterpret the point to make it appear pure evil. Which allows them to attribute the worst possible motivations on the person they are attacking. Naturally they invent things the other person hadn't even mentioned, like climate change. ..."
"... Again the whole woke 'identity' culture that cancels dissent and promotes 'minorities' in positions of power is simply woke fascism. Just as military recruitment is about turning violent video games real for young men, so too is CIA recruitment about inviting the 'woke' for murder and mayhem in the name 'freedom' without which the woke could not wake. ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

jared , May 5 2021 16:50 utc | 49

I think that there is an on-going effort to create fads/movements in which the public becomes caught-up and distracts the from reality.

The more binary and controversial the better. Red/Blue. I used to be a big fan of sports but have the opinion it is a pointless waste of time and my life is better for that realization.

Additionally/tangentially, I feel there is a habit in the English language in particular to create new words to describe things these words are not well define and generate a lot of discussion and heat about things that nobody knows what they are actually talking about and end up arguing the meaning of the words.

People who don't know the new words must try to catch up or be left out of the discussion. I don't direct this at your discussion. I just wonder how we might see things if we were constrained to a limited vocabulary - as I am as a programmer of sorts.

EoinW , May 5 2021 16:57 utc | 52

NonPartisanRinsed | May 5 2021 16:03 utc | 30

Characteristics of the Woke: They always attack, especially with insults, like "paranoia nonsense". They never address the actual point made, instead they reinterpret the point to make it appear pure evil. Which allows them to attribute the worst possible motivations on the person they are attacking. Naturally they invent things the other person hadn't even mentioned, like climate change.

gottlieb , May 5 2021 17:06 utc | 54

Again the whole woke 'identity' culture that cancels dissent and promotes 'minorities' in positions of power is simply woke fascism. Just as military recruitment is about turning violent video games real for young men, so too is CIA recruitment about inviting the 'woke' for murder and mayhem in the name 'freedom' without which the woke could not wake.

psychohistorian , May 5 2021 17:17 utc | 55

I will believe that any of this is worth a shit when Snowden wades in with his opinion...until then its just another distraction

The CIA is why we can't have "wokeism" about the right issue like global private/public finance.....where is Occupy 2.0?

The current wokeism is like the pet rocks of old days.....would want folks to focus that woke on the inherited class structure of the private property West, would we?

[May 09, 2021] I've formed the opinion that the BIC (the Billionaires In Charge) want societies atomised to reduce the likelihood of an anti-neoliberal revolution involving rope, and nooses

Notable quotes:
"... you make the best point: you have to have something seriously "wrong" with your mind to want a job with these spooks in the first place. you can't spell "sociopath" without "c-i-a". ..."
May 09, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , May 5 2021 16:15 utc | 38

I asked Google (and thus Wikipedia) what cisgender means?

cisgender /sɪsˈdʒɛndə/ adjective

Denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.
"this new-found attention to the plight of black trans folks by primarily cisgender allies is timely and necessary"

On the same page as the search result is a teaser headline: "How An (the) Ad About Cisgender Backfired Spectacularly"

I've formed the opinion that the BIC (the Billionaires In Charge) want societies atomised to reduce the likelihood of a revolution involving rope, and nooses. So guess how surprised I'm not that the BIC's loyal servants/savants, the CIA, are attempting to popularise such vacuous tosh as yet another addition to the LBGTQUERTY "landscape?"

the pair , May 5 2021 16:25 utc | 42

you make the best point: you have to have something seriously "wrong" with your mind to want a job with these spooks in the first place. you can't spell "sociopath" without "c-i-a".

both the bold - and to a lesser extent the italics - are terms people use to sound interesting when they're not. especially the tendency toward self-diagnosis that westerners have; "i'm not dumb with no attention span ...i have " ADHD " or "i don't have low self esteem or work-related anxiety based on the inner knowldge of how inept i am...i have " imposter syndrome ".

the woke types tend to be this kind of malleable and empty vessel...which is what the "company" wants.

karlof1 , May 5 2021 16:25 utc | 43

Thanks for bringing this issue to the main page in a brief article, b. I linked to this article, "CIA & The Woke Totalitarian Generation" , on the Week in Review thread, but it generated no additional comment despite its being one of several recent essays on the issue of the contrived Wokeism "culture" that Alastair Crooke's written about on several occasions over the past months and Pepe Escobar made the focus of his most recent essay.

Crooke argues that Wokeism is the peculiar and singular outcome of the American Malaise prominently exposed by Christopher Lasch in his 1994 Revolt of the Elites , which we've seen in the trenches as the war being waged against the State and citizenry by the Neoliberal Rentier Class that was explained well in this Renegade Inc interview from last year .

The Outlaw US Empire is clearly trying hard to get its Neoliberal vassals to adopt the Woke insanity, which proves beyond doubt Putin's assertion that the Liberalism of the West has died or worse evolved into something profane and loathsome.

[May 07, 2021] New Jersey Police Officer Fired For Calling BLM Protesters -Terrorists- - ZeroHedge

May 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

"...they are terrorists. They hate me. They hate my uniform. They don't care if I die ..."

We have been discussing the termination of public employees and others for their postings on social media or public displays. The latest case is out of New Jersey where former Hopewell Township police officer Sara Erwin was fired recent over a June 2020 posting on Facebook in which she referred to Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters as "terrorists."

There remains an uncertain line of what political or social views are tolerated and what are barred on social media. Indeed, Sgt. Mandy Gray was suspended and demoted for simply liking the June 2020 post.


Gray was the first female officer hired in Hopewell Township and became the first female sergeant in 2019, according to NJ.com.

Erwin insists that she posted the statement after she and her colleagues were faced with violent protests and family members who were traumatized by images on television of officers being attacked. Erwin reportedly wrote i:

" Last night as I left for work I had my two kids crying for me not to go to work. I don't think I've ever felt the way I did last night. And then I watched people I know and others I care about going into harms way. I love my police family like my own. So when you share posts and things on Facebook I'd really appreciate if you'd THINK before doing so. I've seen so many black lives matter [sic] hashtags in these posts. Just to let you know -- they are terrorists. They hate me. They hate my uniform. They don't care if I die. "

Hopewell Township Mayor Julie Blake and the town's council made the decision to fire her in an unanimous vote to accept the recommendations of a hearing officer.

As will come as little surprise to many on this blog, my default is in favor of free speech.

My concern is the lack of a consistent rule. For example, would the town have fired Erwin if she said the same thing about another group like the Proud Boys or the NRA?

I can understand the objection to the posting. BLM is a group committed to fighting police abuse and regularly engages in protests. For an officer to express such bias against BLM can exacerbate tensions in such protests. However, officers also have a right to be able to express themselves . The balance of those interests should, at a minimum, have favored a reprimand rather than a termination for Erwin. If not, the town should establish a clear standard as to what public employees are allowed to express on political and social issues. This includes whether certain groups can be criticized but not others.

Twitter recently censored criticism of a BLM founder and we have been discussing the targeting of professors who voice dissenting opinions about the Black Lives Matter movement, police shootings, or aspects of the protests around the country from the University of Chicago to Cornell to Harvard to other schools. Students have also been sanctioned for criticism BLM and anti-police views at various colleges . Even a high school principal was fired for stating that "all lives matter. " Each of these controversies raise concerns over the countervailing statements against police or Republicans or other groups .

The action taken by Hopewell Township raises more questions than answers on where this line is drawn in terms of free speech.

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Billy the Poet 1 hour ago

I can understand the objection to the posting. BLM is a group committed to fighting police abuse and regularly engages in protests. For an officer to express such bias against BLM can exacerbate tensions in such protests. However, officers also have a right to be able to express themselves. The balance of those interests should, at a minimum, have favored a reprimand rather than a termination for Erwin. If not, the town should establish a clear standard as to what public employees are allowed to express on political and social issues. This includes whether certain groups can be criticized but not others.

Turley reminds us that rules must be followed consistently if they are to have validity but I think the larger point is that there are no rules anymore. The former rule book is now used exclusively as a bludgeon by entitled parties.

[May 06, 2021] Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

May 06, 2021 | summit.news

'The Who' legend Roger Daltrey says the 'woke' generation is creating a miserable world that serves to stifle the kind of creative freedom he enjoyed in the 60s.

The iconic frontman made the comments during a recent appearance on Zane Lowe's Apple Music 1 podcast.

"I don't know, we might get somewhere because it's becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the woke generation, " said Daltrey.

" It's terrifying, the miserable world they're going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who's lived a life and you see what they're doing, you just know that it's a route to nowhere, " he added.

The singer noted how he was lucky to have lived through an era where freedom of speech was encouraged, not silenced.

"Especially when you've lived through the periods of a life that we've had the privilege to. I mean, we've had the golden era. There's no doubt about that," he said.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Q-ONJ8UuvhU

Daltrey also slammed the negative impact that social media has had on the world, saying it has undermined truth.

"It's just getting harder to disseminate the truth. It's almost like, now we should turn the whole thing off. Go back to newsprint, go back to word of mouth and start to read books again," he said.

While Daltrey's comments may not be mind-blowing, any celebrity speaking out against the mob that has cannibalized culture is something to be applauded.

Once again, this only tends to happen with older celebrities who have already passed their peak of fame and entered icon status. They are beyond cancellation.

For any up and coming celebrity, or even one who is at the top of their game, to question 'generation woke' is career suicide.

Which makes it all the more ludicrous to continue to see identitarians, notably the LGBT movement, continue to claim they are 'fighting oppression' when their mantras are echoed by every cultural institution, media outlet and corporate entity in the west, while anyone who utters a whimper of dissent is swiftly cancelled.

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[May 06, 2021] What Happens When Governments Force Corporate Boards To Appoint More Women

May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Lipton Matthews via The Mises Institute,

A controversial new law in California requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors. Supporters of those types of laws even contend that gender quotas could boost firm profitability. However, the literature indicates that gender quotas are unlikely to enhance firm performance. What is also shocking is that research argues that quotas may actually be damaging to the presumed goal of increasing the role of women on corporate boards.

No Help for Corporate Profits

According to a 2014 study titled " Women on Boards and Firm Financial Performance: A Meta-analysis " published in the Academy of Management Journal the relationship between female board representation and market performance is nearly zero. Similarly, a later study featured in the journal PLOS One complements the previous conclusion by submitting that a "higher representation of females on corporate boards is neither related to a decrease, nor to an increase in financial performance, confirming findings from a similar meta-analysis on this topic."

Moreover, using a quota system to elevate women, unfortunately, fuels perceptions of tokenism. "Such females might be perceived as "tokens'' to meet society's expectations or those of important stakeholders, and could therefore be marginalized and not be taken seriously on the board, which might subsequently hinder their and the entire board's performance, '' the authors note. Further, Noland, Moran, and Kotschwar (2016) in a shrewd assessment of gender quotas conclude that the "results find no impact of board quotas on firm performance, but they suggest that the payoffs of policies that facilitate women rising through the corporate ranks more broadly could be significant."

The effects of gender quotas appear to be nugatory and, in some cases, expensive. Economic research reveals that in Norway , gender quotas reduced firm performance because female directors were on average younger and less experienced. Although some studies link stronger firm performance to female management, deeper analyses show that these results are driven by the propensity of high-quality firms to appoint competent women.

Furthermore, because gender quotas are often instituted as a response to demands for diversity, after complying, companies lose interest in pursuing initiatives to cultivate a nurturing environment for women. As Kathleen A. Farrel and Philip L. Hersch (2005) observe ," Rather than the demand for women directors being performance-based, our results suggest corporations responding to either internal or external calls for diversity . Consequently, as firms satisfied minimal expectations, they no longer actively sought greater diversity . We fail to find convincing evidence that gender diversity in the corporate boardroom, on average, is a value enhancing strategy."

No Help for Junior-Level Employees

In fact, though elites advocate gender quotas, the literature implicates them for failing to uplift low-level female employees. Discussing the inability of gender quotas to improve prospects for junior staff, the Economist writes: "Perhaps the most puzzling shortcoming of the quotas is that they have had no discernible beneficial effect on women at lower levels of the corporate hierarchy." Neither do quotas increase the representation of women in senior management in firms where the policy is standard practice.

Another strike against gender quotas is that the evidence refutes the assumption that quotas are beneficial since women bosses are likely to invest in female employees. The truth is that women are not more likely to promote other women, hence expecting gender quotas to induce favorable outcomes for female employees is questionable. In the research article " Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss? Female Supervisors and Subordinate Career Prospects ," David J. Maume demonstrates the futility of expecting female bosses to make a difference. If an organization selects for people with masculine traits, then the women who are promoted will perpetuate the existing culture. "The cog in the machine perspective emphasizes that organizational structures, cultures, and policies remain pervasively male-oriented, and that careerist female managers will have to conform to organizational preferences to promote the careers of male subordinates . The results are consistent with the notion that female managers are cogs in the machine, in that female supervisors have little or no effect on the career prospects of female subordinates, and instead foster men's career prospects," Maume explains.

Interestingly, research duly informs us that gender quotas can erect barriers to female employment. Research led by Pierre Deschamps illuminates the unintended consequences of institutionalizing quotas. According to Deschamps, hiring committees affected by quotas are considerably less likely to employ women. Deschamps asserts that quotas may have reduced the incentive to recruit women by fostering a false semblance of gender equity.

Legislation like California's board mandates for female board members is being pushed on the grounds that it fundamentally shifts the balance in corporate America in favor of female employees and managers. Moreover, many even justified the change on the grounds these laws would improve corporate governance and profitability. Yet, there is no evidence such legal changes have accomplished any of these goals. Rather, new mandates only serve to further politicize the selection of board members while doing nothing to enrich these firms' customers or employees.
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Macho Latte 3 hours ago (Edited)

My comment about the 1964 Civil Rights Act not applying to white men was deleted because I used a quote from LBJ that included the slang for the Spanish word for black. I guess some snowflake or Karen was triggered.

"I'll have them n------s voting DemonRat for the next 200 years"

B52Minot 5 hours ago

And then the next demanded disclosure is what everyone is paid to be on the Board and why are the "women" not getting the same pay?? No doubt the Board will increase their male members by one to off-set this woman's vote if deemed by "management" to be the wrong decision....

ted41776 4 hours ago

don't get me wrong, i have worked with many incredible and very talented people... women, men, all different races and ethnicities, straight, gay, trans, etc etc. but unless you come to an interview with as much if not more talent than every other candidate, you need to just stay home

my point is, hiring should be based purely on talent. the very moment you introduce other factors, it actually begins to harm people. as an organization, purely driven by profit, are you better off hiring someone who is 80% talent and 20% "other" attributes or someone who is 100% talent which brings in revenue and leads to success? if any other company out there is looking for 100% talent, yours is pretty much guaranteed to be out of business unless you play some corrupt political games and keep a thumb on the competition

and as an individual, imagine being the person knowing full well that a more talented person didn't get the job and you did because of your "other" attributes. if that were me, it would make me not want the job and make me feel like a worthless pos. but that's just me

Boondocker 4 hours ago

funny, used to be you couldn't get a security clearance with you were a trans, now the CIA is recruiting them (of course, our enemies are licking their chops over the number of easily compromised individuals). Mental health thing.....

Fat Beaver 4 hours ago (Edited)

Whenever i see a woman ceo or a woman at the helm of anything, i know for certain that company or country is on it's last legs...women are good at a lot of things but administering leadership is definitely not one of them...and naturally should not be...

They make great dr's, nurses...even surgeons...but if they run the hospital...say goodbye to the hospital...likewise for most industries and the government...

Drink Feck Arse Girls @ edifice 4 hours ago

Yes, I can confirm this. Spent nearly 20 years in healthcare business and IT. Wherever women ran things, it was a mess. I can't even count how many times consultants were brought in to clean up after them.

natashav 4 hours ago

I totally agree and I am a woman.

Maybe there is a woman out there who did a good job, but I can't think of any off the top of my head? Queen Elizabeth? She never seemed like a whiny bit-ch.

Huxley's Ghost 3 hours ago

Agreed but female doctors/clinicians in my experience were ok until you challenge or question them, especially if you are another woman. Insecurity runs deep.

Zorch 3 hours ago

I had as a surgeon the female chief resident at a first class teaching hospital. She was stellar in all respects including management of her team.

But I'd guess she was an exception. It was an exceptional institution.

Jack Offelday 5 hours ago

Women and minorities should be deeply offended. Lowering the bar to meet "quotas" is the definition of discrimination.

ThenegativeSpeculator 4 hours ago

It also means that once the quota is filled. There will NEVER be another one added.

TacoNasty 4 hours ago

US Military had to dramatically lower the bar to allow women to pass combat fitness tests.

I kind of wish the US would get in a difficult dismounted-combat war, draft women, and have millions of women KIA.

That would stop all this equality BS and women thinking they are equal faster than a finger snap.

Zorch 3 hours ago

I don't think we have to worry about getting in a nasty dismounted-combat war. What we should hope for is that it happens soon, while we still have people who can diagnose the stupidity and lead the rebuilding.

TaiwanRealChina 4 hours ago (Edited)

The solution is easy: men on the board should just put on wigs, claim they're women, and go about their day. If they say otherwise, call them transphobic.

One day I'm going to do this with a SBA woman owned license.

phillyla 4 hours ago

^^THIS^^ Do it!!!

I interviewed for a SBA woman owned business back in 2003. The 'owners' weren't involved in the business at all. Two guys ran the business their wives were the owners. they were also capitalizing on locating their business in an economic development zone and they wanted to hire me because I lived in an economic development zone *** code so they would get extra government funding.

Unfortunately my husband had a massive stroke and I was unable to work so I don't know how it turned out.

TacoNasty 4 hours ago

I used to work for a defense contracting company that did this. US gov't decided they would only hire businesses owned by women. So, the guy that built and ran the business appointed his wife CEO and "sold" her the company.

It worked like gangbusters for years. Everyone was so impressed with a "woman owned" business being competent for a change. Then she divorced him and screwed him over on the business because she had ownership and a "paper trail". He lost everything and she became suddenly rich. Then, with in a year, it was bankrupt and she lost everything. US Gov't tried to go after her for incompetence/criminal negligence she screwed up some of the contracts so bad after she forced him out.

Mile High Perv 41 minutes ago

Excellent example of the Cobra effect

high5mail 5 hours ago

Simple. Just identify as a female on the job application. That is all that is required.

B52Minot 5 hours ago

And show up either wearing a pants suit or dress....and there you have it ...you are a woman even if you have a beard....but do not tell anyone you really are a man off duty....just call me Mrs.....and then wonder who my partner is?

fauxhammer 4 hours ago

Far fewer board meetings is what happens.

Miniminer1 4 hours ago

The boards will hire the quietest or the best looking woman. A yes sir girl and they'll keep her out of decisions, an 'expense' for the board .

Riprake 4 hours ago

Yep; you don't even have to look like a woman, wear a woman's clothes, or have a feminine-sounding name. Just identify as one, and according to the tranny panderers' rules, no one is allowed to question your identity .

Budnacho 4 hours ago

10 years from now you will see most women back at home raising kids and out of the workforce. The last 100 year experiment has failed....and it's becoming quite obvious to those with eyes.

natashav 4 hours ago

AGREE.

I am a woman and you are spot on.

My life was stunted because of the CIA and their f-cking feminist revolution.

My life is halfway over so hope the next generation has a better quality of life.

TacoNasty 4 hours ago

The only people that will do in the coming social collapse are going to be people that stuck with the old ways... like the Amish and other religious "fanatics".

A farm, a wife, and a healthy son, and you can survive anything.

Single and renting a (((tribe))) owned apartment while you fall into debt in a diverse city with no land to grow anything, no where to fish, no where to hunt, and no family or gun? You're done for when the SHTF.

Eventually, all of America will look like Bosnia during its collapse. The only question is when.

Huxley's Ghost 3 hours ago

Budnacho--Yup, it's shocking how many YOUNG guys are forgoing the harpies fembots; guys in general shutting down long term (30+yrs) marriages with wives who abandoned them after she got the kids, houses and toys--spending hubbies money like water but treating them like whipped dogs.

Mile High Perv 36 minutes ago

The silver lining of the economic implosion caused by the stupid lockdowns in response to a fake virus by the incompetent people in charge.

Most 'soft' jobs will be gone and likely replaced by automation. Women employment will take a disproportionate hit.

krda 20 minutes ago

Trudeau has apparently been complaining that the Covid recession has hit women hardest because most of their jobs are non-essential.

Odin McHaggis 5 hours ago

What happens is the work place turns into a hen house and nobody focuses on the task at hand.

Walter Melon 5 hours ago

It will look a lot like America in 2021

MattyIce 4 hours ago

Most elementary schools are like this

TacoNasty 4 hours ago

This happened where I work... all women all the way to the top.

They focus on stuff like Social Justice and "checks in" zoom calls to see how everyone is feeling. First thing that happened was all the women stopped doing real work. Next thing that happened was all the competent men stopped doing work.. because why should they carry unproductive employees?

liberty_mind 5 hours ago

Diversity quota results in more qualified candidates being rejected just to meet the numbers

eatapeach 5 hours ago (Edited)

More noise and less good jokes at the meetings!

2banana 4 hours ago

What happens when you don't hire the best?

It should be law that democrats are forced to use affirmation action doctors and lawyers and pilots...

NotaSheep 5 hours ago

Moreover, using a quota system to elevate women, unfortunately, fuels perceptions of tokenism.

That would be because it IS tokenism. 100%.

radical-extremist 4 hours ago

Carly Fiorina single handedly destroyed Hewlett-Packard, to the point it barely survived the acquisition of Compaq Computer. She thought buying a PC company in 2002 would be her legacy...LOL. HP's daughters on the BOD really pushed for a female CEO at the time. Woke before woke was a thing.

espirit 4 hours ago

Thank God GM has Mary Barra...

/s

Taffer 4 hours ago

Imagine being stupid enough to be a white man in the military right now helping to keep this anti-white man crap going?

TheAntiGov 4 hours ago

After serving an illegal gets more benefits.

natashav 4 hours ago

Young men must shift focus to building their families and communities.

Create local defensive units. Train.

Create new supply chains and barter clubs.

Everything is local now.

Back to basics.

Back to focusing on destroying Agenda 2030.

The focus is on destroying companies like Monsanto, Amazon, and Pfizer.

Destroy the EPA. Cripple them.

These are the real enemies of humanity.

Ratch 5 hours ago

"Although some studies link stronger firm performance to female management, deeper analyses show that these results are driven by the propensity of high-quality firms to appoint competent women"

This is the key point for all those people who say diversity makes a company more successful. Diversity does not drive success, these companies are already successful enough that they can afford Diversity, and they only hire diversity because it will make them look good. They know full well the people they are bringing on are deadwight.

CovidFloozy 5 hours ago

Go look at the C-Suites of all of these so-called "progressive" companies and then tell me how much they care about "diversity".

natashav 4 hours ago

I am a woman and I HATE working with other women.

There was only one woman I adored working for back when I was a teenager and interned at a police department. She was one of the guys. I suppose that's why I liked her so much.

She treated me so well.

Haven't had that experience since.

There are a few of us out here who aren't obsessive nasty c-nts,

so don't write all of us off.

radical-extremist 4 hours ago

I found if you disagree with a decision a woman makes, they take it personally as "mansplaining" and get very nasty.

espirit 4 hours ago

Only if you're a man.

Otherwise it's wo-mansplaining.

...or bi-splaining, etc...

Pernicious Gold Phallusy 4 hours ago

For years I've been asking women in the workplace whether they would prefer working in an office where they were the only woman among men, or in a mixed-sex office. So far the answers are 100% what you would expect.

Mile High Perv 33 minutes ago

Hey .... that resembles my wife

krda 1 hour ago

Pretty much every woman I know hates working for female managers.

So does the business, which rapidly goes downhill when females are made managers.

Von Hayek 5 hours ago

A controversial new law in California requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors.


Most corps are headquartered in Delaware, Nevada for non-vaginal reasons.

And now, for vaginal and other reasons, all corps will be headquartered in Delaware or Nevada.

A very simple fix.

Chairman Xi the Pooh 5 hours ago

Find the hottest one possible if your being forced to hire a woman.

Postal PREMIUM 4 hours ago

So she can clean you out with claims of sexual harassment? No thanks. Hire a middle-aged, slightly overweight MILF: Not butt ugly, but not likey to attract attention, either.

cuomostouch 3 hours ago

It's funny how that backfires on feminists. Now when you see a woman in a higher position, you will think the same thing as when you see a black or some minority: that they didn't earn it, they're just a quota hire.

chiquita 3 hours ago

The bigger backfire there is right in the article--the assumption that women at higher management levels will give women at lower levels more opportunities, but the data shows they don't. There are a lot of reasons for that, including the fear of not being the only one at the top, which is a pretty powerful feeling and that pesky imposter syndrome, which must be pretty overwhelming for anyone who is placed in a position that isn't earned.

krda 1 hour ago

Women hate other women, because they treat life as a zero-sum game. If they can't have the alpha, at least they can do their best to ensure no-one else does.

chiquita 3 hours ago

In a conversation between two former NFL players about transgenders in women's sports, they digressed into how in the NFL if you couldn't keep up or run fast enough, you were out. Period. There was a line of guys who were good enough waiting to take your spot. This appears to be true in all of professional sports, no? This is the way all jobs should be--no quotas, no affirmative action, no nepotism (well okay, in family owned/family run private businesses, the family gets to work there), no good old boys/school ties--the best, brightest, most qualified should get the jobs. If they can't keep up, the next in line comes in. Private industry shouldn't have to put up with mandates about who they hire into what jobs.

yerfej 4 hours ago

How about an easier fix. Why don't women start women's companies and only hire women and pack the board with women nad celebrate women by being effective women.

Yippie21 4 hours ago

Like why isn't Mary Kay Cosmetics brought up more often? Pink Caddies for everyone!

Pausebreak 2 hours ago

It works well for Avon now.../s

Kim Jong Un IV 2 hours ago

There was an all women company in Florida that built bridges / overpasses.

krda 1 hour ago (Edited)

I forget the details, but some chick tried that with an all-female software company some years ago. When it all collapsed, she was on the Internet talking about how she'd never hire another woman.

ThenegativeSpeculator 4 hours ago

I used to believe that people could make it to the top on their merits. Now unfortunately, every singe woman or minority I see in a management position or position of authority is viewed as an incompetent diversity hire.

I hate it, but it is how it is now. Think black female police chief.

milo_hoffman212 4 hours ago

That is because 99.999% of the time they would NEVER get to where they are if they did not help push up the fake diversity numbers for the company. I have known far more who were incompetent and obviously got massive diversity 'benefits', than ones who were actually equal in ability to others in the same position.

krda 1 hour ago

I love it when they whine about their 'imposter syndrome', believing that they're not really good enough for the job.

Well, duh. That's because they weren't hired for competence.

Stuck on Zero 5 hours ago

I want Elizabeth Holmes on my board.

leefool 4 hours ago

you call it a board?

Savvy 4 hours ago

Now that's funny. LOL

Frank Booth 4 hours ago

ill take marissa mayer

TacoNasty 4 hours ago

She was super hot when she was young. But, dude, she's like 70 now.

mtl4 5 hours ago

If you want to compete in men's sports you need to up your game not slow it down to empty the bench.

Nimby 4 hours ago

Fortunately, Bob from accounting identifies as a woman, so we're good.

Educated_Redneck 4 hours ago

The board can identify as women. Problem solved. If the CA government does not like that, then sue for transgender discrimination. Even better!

TrustbutVerify 3 hours ago

Yes, with an all male board the board members could just identity as female 3 days a week! Problem solved.

hanekhw 5 hours ago

Easy. Select Caitlin Jenner.

One Moment Please 4 hours ago

Nikki Haley is on the Board of Directors of the Boeing Corporation.

That's all you need to know.

And she knows phucqueall about airplanes besides flying First Class.

Obamaroid Ointment 4 hours ago

I'm no fan of Nikki but she did resign from the Boeing board when they went begging to government for ChinaFlu-19 handouts.

One Moment Please 4 hours ago

Thank you.

I may have painted too harsh a picture of the lady.

Obamaroid Ointment 3 hours ago

Your intincts are correct, Nikki is a backstabbing GOPe Swamp RINO not to be trusted and should only be seen in a harshest of light. But on the topic Boeing she deserves a little credit and no blame. Although she was SC governor at the time it was the SC Boeing workers kicking out the union who deserve all the kudos for bringing the 787 Dreamliner production from the Seattle ****hole to North Charleston.

B52Minot 4 hours ago remove link

Sooner or later....likely very much later unfortunately...women will realize all this "liberal"...??Progressive?? approach and diatribe supporting "women's rights" is a fraud/sham..nothing but a convenient method to look pro-women to the gullible but in reality the Dems/"radicals" are just providing a false-front of "support" to women which does exactly the opposite for their true needs/desires for more independence/freedoms/rights/equality. Too bad so many women are going to find out the hard way when they are 40-50 that what the Dems "plans" for their rights/equality are the scam that keep the Dem radical in position and they are on the outside looking in...without anything to support them but social security into the future.......

milo_hoffman212 4 hours ago (Edited)

>What happens?

Easy, all men in the company should file a complaint with the US Federal EEOC, and charge the company with violating -- 42 U.S.C. §§2000e-2 Title IV.

EC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]

(a) Employer practices

It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer -

(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or

(2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

https://www.eeoc.gov/statutes/title-vii-civil-rights-act-1964

Time for white men to start filling legal complaints for violation of sex and racial discrimination, and stop pretending like it is not happening. Either the law applies to all, or it is no law.

Cardinal Fang 4 hours ago remove link

It's funny that the fact that women can be just as incompetent as men had been completely left out of the equation.

As always, it's just a numbers game.

Yippie21 4 hours ago remove link

Why isn't there a city anywhere with a all-female fire department? Why not for justice??!! How about 50% garbage truck drivers? Why isn't that the goal? How about all-female Police department? What electricity company is being forced to hire 50% female line-persons?

Ok, how about the cities streets departments that are 50% female for fixing potholes and streets? How about the 50% females mandated for the IT department? Security guards? Landscaper crews? Tree trimmers? How about linking farm subsidies for corporate farms to 50% farm-hands being female?

Women and their beta enablers only want avenues and mandates for the top jobs... when they'll poo-poo the menial or men-dominated jobs that women want nothing to do with and no one will ever demand they help even out the diversity. Nope. They just want the top tier stuff and will laugh in your face for what I just laid out above.

BagOfChips 4 hours ago

At present, I report to a woman, to another woman, to a diverse woman, to a diverse man to the CEO. Not one level is adequately qualified for their role until you get to the CEO, and his abilities are questionable given the team he has underneath him.

Yippie21 4 hours ago

That reflects my entire career working for the Government, except after about 1990, every top manager was Female/Diversity. Every spot beneath where a white male was, was always filled with a diversity after that person retired.

HowardBeale 4 hours ago

"What Happens When Governments Force Corporate Boards To Appoint More Women?"

More blowjobs?

Drink Feck Arse Girls @ edifice 4 hours ago

I've slept with a couple of my female bosses. Don't recommend. I was on my out of the company anyways. My recommendation would be to not talk to anyone at work unless it is strictly business related. And even then, use non gendered words and keep it as generic and simple as possible.

TacoNasty 4 hours ago

A lot of people don't realize that situations like that can be a civil count matter in the US.

So, you don't get a pass just by getting fired or quitting your job. She can come back decades later (even if she instigated or asked for the relationship) and sue you for everything you have.

She can even claim it was "rape" and get a criminal case brought against you.

Drink Feck Arse Girls @ edifice 3 hours ago remove link

Yes, I regret doing it. I'd kick myself in the balls if I could go back in time. And tell myself to invest in AAPL.

krda 1 hour ago remove link

One company I was interviewed for the female boss wanted to hire me because she thought I was hot. I ended up taking a job somewhere else, but I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like if I'd gone for that one.

Detective Miller 4 hours ago remove link

What always happens when you FORCE people to do things to satisfy a sick, degenerate ideology? That's what happens with this.

Yippie21 4 hours ago remove link

Huh. Nothing in the article about the effect on men. You know, who by merit, may just have landed those jobs but are held down or not hired? Talk about a purposely toxic environment that institutionalizes women-hate and actual anger.

[May 06, 2021] Diversity hires can backfire

The USA invented a new variation of Peter principle
May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Promethus 16 minutes ago

This is good news for corporate leaders. Now they can hire their moms, daughters, girl friends, strippers, and any other hot chick that strikes their fancy and not be bothered with ****ling questions about qualifications and competence.

Pausebreak 3 hours ago

Niki Haley was on the board at Boeing and look how well that turned out.

HabitualLineStepper 9 minutes ago

Same for HP and Yahoo.

Vizzini 4 hours ago

Same thing that always happens. Every quota beneficiary will be assumed to be an incompetent quota-filler. That assumption will be mostly correct.

Nelbev 5 hours ago

California should force corporations to appoint blacks and other ethnicities proportionately, same by religion, then LBGT, then mentally disabled people to boards so there is more equity. It is woke. It is fair. Do same with police, state legislatures, all jobs. What could go wrong?

Serapis 4 hours ago

Powerful and self-respecting people tend to react better to persuasion than coercion.

The heavy hand of state coercion almost always creates resistance even where people would otherwise be sympathetic to the cause.

People don't like to be told what to do any more than my dog likes being scolded for his canine treacheries.

NoPasaran 4 hours ago

"In fact, though elites advocate gender quotas, the literature implicates them for failing to uplift low-level female employees." - that is EXACTLY how it is in financial industry!

Catullus 4 hours ago (Edited)

I work with and for extremely successful women in a sales role, and my wife is a VP at a hospital. To a person, what they've said to me when I ask them why they don't want a higher title and pay is that they don't want that. There is a huge fear that the trade-off for those jobs is your personal time and relationships with your family. And so what you attract are people in those roles that weighed it and chose the title and pay.

radical-extremist 4 hours ago

BOD's don't run companies. Aside from maybe one or two members they have very little power to do anything. Which goes to show how ignorant and naive feminists are to begin with regarding how corporations actually work.

I worked at a large company that hired a young attractive, sharp-dressed woman and put her in a fancy corner office visible from the lobby. After a few weeks she started venturing out and talking to people. We asked her what she was supposed to be doing and she said she didn't know, no one had told her yet. Eventually she bought several large plants to put in front of the window. Within 4 months she quit out of frustration and boredom. We used to call these tokens "Director of Special Projects".

[May 06, 2021] Merit and character should be the only factors in leadership roles

Many promoted women are female sociopaths
May 06, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

bgundr 4 hours ago 4 hours ago

Merit and character should be the only factors in leadership roles. Fvck diversity.

It's not anyone's fault that men, probably 95+% of the time are better leaders. Women have their own talents that they are better at than men (not trying to make misogynist jokes here.....yet).

This "i need to prove how good of a man I can be, even though I'm a woman, so that my daddy who worked too much will show me attention" ideology needs to end. Girls need to stop being raised to think that being a shiity man is what they are supposed to do. Double down on the things you're good at, stop trying to fix what you're not good at.

Yippie21 4 hours ago

A lot of women I used to work with HATED working for other women. The chance for the workplace to go toxic is incredibly high when the women start fighting with one another ... and they don't let grudges go.

fleur de lis 3 hours ago remove link

Absolutely correct.

Estrogen poisoning starts cat fights that never end.

[May 05, 2021] The people tearing down statues and being "woke" at every little thing seem to wander about and flop around in a state of perpetual confusion. They have no guiding principles or the hand of righteousness to steady them. They are hollow !

May 05, 2021 | www.unz.com

Marckus , says: May 5, 2021 at 1:38 pm GMT • 4.9 hours ago

The people tearing down statues and being "woke" at every little thing seem to wander about and flop around in a state of perpetual confusion. They have no guiding principles or the hand of righteousness to steady them. They are hollow ! Every waking hour of their lives is consumed with all this nonsense.

They want to smash everything without really knowing why. They are happiest when all is ruin and then look around in dismay at what they have done and what they will now have to live with. This fills their emptiness because there is nothing else to do so. Folks like this burn out either destroyed by others, frequently destroying themselves, first the soul, then the body. What kind of a jackass torches his own neighbourhood, in effect shits in his soup bowl ?

The woke and cancel culture do ! It must be fun for them but after the laughter comes those tears.

Zarathustra , says: May 5, 2021 at 4:58 pm GMT • 1.5 hours ago

Cancel culture? What is cancel culture?
Cancel culture is only another stupid new name for dictatorship.

[May 05, 2021] Brave New Cancel Culture World by Pepe Escobar

May 05, 2021 | www.unz.com
Brave New Cancel Culture World PEPE ESCOBAR MAY 2, 2021 1,500 WORDS 59 COMMENTS REPLY Tweet Reddit Share Share Email Print More Share to Gab

In 2020, we saw the enshrinement of techno-feudalism – one of the overarching themes of my latest book, Raging Twenties .

In lightning speed, the techno-feudalism virus is metastasizing into an even more lethal, wilderness of mirrors variant, where cancel culture is enforced by Big Tech all across the spectrum, science is routinely debased as fake news in social media, and the average citizen is discombobulated to the point of lobotomy.

Giorgio Agamben has defined it as a new totalitarianism .

Top political analyst Alastair Crooke has attempted a sharp breakdown of the broader configuration.

Geopoliticallly, the Hegemon would even resort to 5G war to maintain its primacy, while seeking moral legitimization via the woke revolution, duly exported to its Western satrapies.

The woke revolution is a culture war – in symbiosis with Big Tech and Big Business – that has smashed the real thing: class war. The atomized working classes, struggling to barely survive, have been left to wallow in anomie.

The great panacea, actually the ultimate "opportunity" offered by Covid-19, is the Great Reset advanced by Herr Schwab of Davos: essentially the replacement of a dwindling manufacturing base by automation, in tandem with a reset of the financial system .

The concomitant wishful thinking envisages a world economy that will "move closer to a cleaner capitalist model". One of its features is a delightfully benign Council for Inclusive Capitalism in partnership with the Catholic Church.

As much as the pandemic – the "opportunity" for the Reset – was somewhat rehearsed by Event 201 in October 2019, additional strategies are already in place for the next steps, such as Cyber Polygon , which warns against the "key risks of digitalization". Don't miss their "technical exercise" on July 9 th , when "participants will hone their practical skills in mitigating a targeted supply chain attack on a corporate ecosystem in real time."

A New Concert of Powers?

Sovereignty is a lethal threat to the ongoing cultural revolution. That concerns the role of the European Union institutions – especially the European Commission – going no holds barred to dissolve the national interests of nation states. And that largely explains the weaponizing, in varying degrees, of Russophobia, Sinophobia and Iranophobia.

The anchoring essay in Raging Twenties analyzes the stakes in Eurasia exactly in terms of the Hegemon pitted against the Three Sovereigns – which are Russia, China and Iran.

It's under this framework, for instance, that a massive, 270-plus page bill, the Strategic Competition Act , has been recently passed at the US Senate. That goes way beyond geopolitical competition, charting a road map to fight China across the full spectrum. It's bound to become law, as Sinophobia is a bipartisan sport in D.C.

Hegemon oracles such as the perennial Henry Kissinger at least are taking a pause from their customary Divide and Rule shenanigans to warn that the escalation of "endless" competition may derail into hot war – especially considering AI and the latest generations of smart weapons.

On the incandescent US-Russia front, where Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sees the lack of mutual trust, no to mention respect, as much worse than during the Cold War, analyst Glenn Diesen notes how the Hegemon "strives to convert the security dependence of the Europeans into geoeconomic loyalty".

That's at the heart of a make-or-break saga: Nord Stream 2. The Hegemon uses every weapon – including cultural war, where convicted crook Navalny is a major pawn – to derail an energy deal that is essential for Germany's industrial interests. Simultaneously, pressure increases against Europe buying Chinese technology.

Meanwhile, NATO – which lords over the EU – keeps being built up as a global Robocop, via the NATO 2030 project – even after turning Libya into a militia-ridden wasteland and having its collective behind humiliatingly spanked in Afghanistan.

For all the sound and fury of sanction hysteria and declinations of cultural war, the Hegemon establishment is not exactly blind to the West "losing not only its material dominance but also its ideological sway".

So the Council on Foreign Relations – in a sort of Bismarckian hangover – is now proposing a New Concert of Powers to deal with "angry populism" and "illiberal temptations", conducted of course by those malign actors such as "pugnacious Russia" who dare to "challenge the West's authority".

As much as this geopolitical proposal may be couched in benign rhetoric, the endgame remains the same: to "restore US leadership", under US terms. Damn those "illiberals" Russia, China and Iran.

Crooke evokes exactly a Russian and a Chinese example to illustrate where the woke cultural revolution may lead to.

In the case of the Chinese cultural revolution, the end result was chaos, fomented by the Red Guards, which started to wreak their own particular havoc independent of the Communist Party leadership.

And then there's Dostoevsky in The Possessed , which showed how the secular Russian liberals of the 1840s created the conditions for the emergence of the 1860s generation: ideological radicals bent on burning down the house.

No question: "revolutions" always eat their children. It usually starts with a ruling elite imposing their newfound Platonic Forms on others. Remember Robespierre. He formulated his politics in a very Platonic way – "the peaceful enjoyment of liberty and equality, the reign of eternal justice" with laws "engraved in the hearts of all men".

Well, when others disagreed with Robespierre's vision of Virtue, we all know what happened: the Terror. Just like Plato, incidentally, recommended in Laws. So it's fair to expect that the children of the woke revolution will eventually be eaten alive by their zeal.

Canceling freedom of speech

As it stands, it's fair to argue when the "West" started to go seriously wrong – in a cancel culture sense. Allow me to offer the Cynic/Stoic point of view of a 21st century global nomad.

If we need a date, let's start with Rome – the epitome of the West – in the early 5th century. Follow the money. That's the time when income from properties owned by temples were transferred to the Catholic Church – thus boosting its economic power. By the end of the century, even gifts to temples were forbidden.

In parallel, a destruction overdrive was in progress – fueled by Christian iconoclasm, ranging from crosses carved in pagan statues to bathhouses converted into churches. Bathing naked? Quelle horreur!

The devastation was quite something. One of the very few survivors was the fabulous bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius on horseback, in the Campidoglio/ Capitoline Hill (today it's housed in the museum). The statue survived only because the pious mobs thought the emperor was Constantine.

The very urban fabric of Rome was destroyed: rituals, the sense of community, singin' and dancin'. We should remember that people still lower their voices when entering a church.

For centuries we did not hear the voices of the dispossessed. A glaring exception is to be found in an early 6th century text by an Athenian philosopher, quoted by Ramsay MacMullen in Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eight Centuries .

The Greek philosopher wrote that Christians are "a race dissolved in every passion, destroyed by controlled self-indulgence, cringing and womanish in its thinking, close to cowardice, wallowing in all swinishness, debased, content with servitude in security."

If that sounds like a proto-definition of 21st century Western cancel culture, that's because it is.

Things were also pretty bad in Alexandria. A Christian mob killed and dismembered the alluring Hypatia, mathematician and philosopher. That de facto ended the era of great Greek mathematics. No wonder Gibbon turned the assassination of Hypatia into a remarkable set piece in Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ("In the bloom of beauty, and in the maturity of wisdom, the modest maid refused her lovers and instructed her disciples; the persons most illustrious for their rank or merit were impatient to visit the female philosopher").

Under Justinian – emperor from 527 to 565 – cancel culture went after paganism no holds barred. One of his laws ended imperial toleration of all religions, which was in effect since Constantine in 313.

If you were a pagan, you'd better get ready for the death penalty. Pagan teachers – especially philosophers – were banned. They lost their parrhesia : their license to teach ( here is Foucault's brilliant analysis).

Parrhesia – loosely translated as "frank criticism" – is a tremendously serious issue: for no less than a thousand years, this was the definition of freedom of speech (italics mine).

There you go: first half of the 6th century. This was when freedom of speech was canceled in the West.

The last Egyptian temple – to Isis, in an island in southern Egypt – was shut down in 526. The legendary Plato's Academy – with no less than 900 years of teaching in its curriculum – was shut down in Athens in 529.

Guess where the Greek philosophers chose to go into exile: Persia.

Those were the days – in the early 2nd century – when the greatest Stoic, Epictetus, a freed slave from Phrygia, admirer of both Socrates and Diogenes, was consulted by an emperor, Hadrian; and became the role model of another emperor, Marcus Aurelius.

History tells us that the Greek intellectual tradition simply did not fade away in the West. It was a target of cancel culture.


Realist , says: May 3, 2021 at 3:01 pm GMT • 2.1 days ago

In lightning speed, the techno-feudalism virus is metastasizing into an even more lethal, wilderness of mirrors variant, where cancel culture is enforced by Big Tech all across the spectrum, science is routinely debased as fake news in social media, and the average citizen is discombobulated to the point of lobotomy.

Those that can think for themselves are ahead of the curve.

Excellent points made in this article.

Thomasina , says: May 3, 2021 at 6:59 pm GMT • 2.0 days ago

"If we need a date, let's start with Rome – the epitome of the West – in the early 5th century. Follow the money. That's the time when income from properties owned by temples were transferred to the Catholic Church – thus boosting its economic power."

Yes, then, as now, follow the money.

The current "woke" culture didn't naturally well-up from within the population.

This "thing" has been artificially engineered, manufactured and steered in the direction "the money" forces want it to go.

From Covid to the French Revolution to Rome – all made to LOOK natural, as if they just appeared out of the blue or were a natural progression that couldn't be stopped, but when you pull back the curtain you see the hands of "the money" firmly on the steering wheel.

Some people say the Bible was invented during this time in order to bring down Rome. They're probably right.

Who is "the money"?

anon [907] Disclaimer , says: May 3, 2021 at 11:44 pm GMT • 1.8 days ago

Doesn't the destruction of Carthage count as a "cancellation"?

Franz , says: May 4, 2021 at 12:13 am GMT • 1.8 days ago

History tells us that the Greek intellectual tradition simply did not fade away in the West. It was a target of cancel culture.

Killed then misrepresented: In The Darkening Age , Catherine Nixey rolls out all the details. Christianity's greatest crime was the rise of a level of superstition and fear never before witnessed. Even stone atheists will cringe at the lies -- propagated at the top -- that Church leaders pushed on their victims. It was worse than some of us suspected. Nixey's book is not a fun read.

The Greek philosopher was spot on with his observation:

"a race dissolved in every passion cringing and womanish in its thinking, close to cowardice, wallowing in all swinishness "

If by "womanish in its thinking" he was referring to nothing but emotional (and being Greek it's likely) he was right on the money, then and now. From BLM to the selling of the Covid death vaccinations, emotion has become the West's preferred form of discourse. What killed the Elder Culture now destroys their late-era survivors with a mass nervous breakdown.

MarkU , says: May 4, 2021 at 2:23 am GMT • 1.7 days ago
@UR2

Hey Pepe, study the Punic Wars and try to understand what Rome had against Carthage.

Because the Romans would never demonise their enemies would they? I mean who could imagine that? The Romans were lovely people and would never do anything perverse or barbaric, no honestly.

Meena , says: May 4, 2021 at 2:59 am GMT • 1.6 days ago

Repressive and non-repressive governments ,democratically elected governments and those governments imposed from outside ,all have been cancelling messages that they do not like

animalogic , says: May 4, 2021 at 9:42 am GMT • 1.4 days ago
@Thomasina

"Who is "the money"?"
Pepe gives us the answer --
"The woke revolution is a culture war – in symbiosis with Big Tech and Big Business – that has smashed the real thing: class war. The atomized working classes, struggling to barely survive, have been left to wallow in anomie."
The "woke" are tools to fracture nations, a people, patriotism, social norms, families, morality, the future & anything which could possibly hinder the progress of the 600 odd (multi-billionaire) families who RULE this planet.

anon [307] Disclaimer , says: May 5, 2021 at 5:20 am GMT • 13.2 hours ago

The woke revolution is a culture war – in symbiosis with Big Tech and Big Business – that has smashed the real thing: class war.

this is why it's very important to be deliberately offensive. saying "nigger" is a revolutionary act. but in the age of the beta male, revolutionaries are too few to succeed and are punished.

[May 04, 2021] Rand Paul calls for Republicans to boycott Coca-Cola

May 04, 2021 | www.msn.com

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is calling on Republicans to boycott Coca-Cola after the company stated its disapproval for a new voting law in Georgia.

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"If they want to boycott us why don't we boycott them," Paul said during an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday. "This is the only thing that will teach them a lesson. If Coca-Cola wants to only operate in Democrat states and have only Democrats drink them, God love 'em. We'll see how well they do when half the country quits drinking Coca-Cola."

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After the controversial bill was passed by Republicans in Georgia late last month, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey called the measure "unacceptable."

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"Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia, around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity, and this is frankly just a step backwards," Quincey said.

A slew of other companies followed, including Delta Air Lines, JP Morgan Chase and Major League Baseball, which pulled its annual All-Star Game out of Atlanta over the bill's passage.

Democrats have argued the bill makes it harder for many people, particularly minorities, to vote. Republicans say the bill is needed to beef up election security amid a growing distrust among conservatives with the electoral process following the 2020 elections.

Coca-Cola is headquartered in Atlanta.

Former President Trump last week called on his supporters not to support Coca-Cola and other companies that have voiced opposition to the Georgia elections bill and similar measures being proposed by Republicans around the country.

"For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them. Now they are going big time with the WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections," Trump said in a statement over the weekend. "It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back- we have more people than they do- by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don't go back to their products until they relent. We can play a better game than them."

A group of GOP state lawmakers in Georgia wrote a letter to the CEO of the Georgia Beverage Association asking their office no longer be stocked with Coca-Cola products.

"Given Coke's choice to cave to the pressure of an out of control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately," the letter reads . "Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship."

[May 04, 2021] Coca-Cola Under Fire for Legally Questionable Racial Quota System - Washington Free Beacon

May 04, 2021 | freebeacon.com

An anti-discrimination group is challenging Coca-Cola's attempt to impose racial quotas on outside counsel.

Writing on behalf of the Project on Fair Representation, D.C. attorney Boyden Gray accused Coca-Cola of violating the Civil Rights Act with a new rule, which would punish contracted law firms unless a certain percentage of their billed associates are "diverse attorneys."

In the letter , a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon , Gray argues that policy violates federal law, which "prohibit[s] all forms of racial discrimination in private contracting." Coca-Cola "appears to be following the view of 'antiracist' activist Ibram X. Kendi," with their new requirement, Gray writes.

Former Coca-Cola counsel Bradley Gayton, who last week was appointed to serve as a strategic consultant to the company's CEO, announced in January that law firms partnering with Coca-Cola would face a 30 percent reduction in payment unless 30 percent of the firm's billed associates and partners came from diverse backgrounds. Half of those associates must also be black.

While the practice may have been implemented with good intentions, quotas "perpetuate" racial categorization, Gray told the Free Beacon.

"Coke's outside counsel policy may be well-intentioned, but racial quotas and the notion of group rights perpetuate pernicious racial categories and rest on a false, offensive, and racist notion that blacks and other racial minorities cannot compete," Gray said. "Federal law prohibits this kind of racially discriminatory balancing. It is not enough for Coke to pause this policy; it needs to publicly revoke it. Coke should disavow race-based contracting, period."

Gray is acting on behalf of the Project on Fair Representation, a nonprofit legal group that fights racial and ethnic discrimination. The group's president, Edward Blum, told the Free Beacon he believes the company must withdraw the rule immediately.

"It is obvious to all observers that Coca-Cola's recently enacted law firm contracting policies are illegal. The company should publicly withdraw these racial quota requirements immediately."

Blum helped organize Students for Fair Admissions' lawsuit against Harvard, which claims the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The group recently petitioned the Supreme Court to take up their case. Blum is also the architect of Fisher v. University of Texas , the last case that mounted a frontal attack on affirmative action before the High Court.

Federal law bans race discrimination in private contracting, as Gray's letter notes. Lawsuits regarding contract discrimination go straight to federal court, unlike others that first must go through a years-long agency process. And unlike other anti-discrimination laws, there's no cap on monetary damages under the fair contracting. Coca-Cola could be on the hook for a hefty financial penalty.

The soda company landed in hot water in February after leaked documents from an internal diversity and inclusion training session asked workers to "be less white." Coca-Cola did not respond to the Free Beacon 's request for comment in time for publication.

Kevin Daley contributed to this report.

[May 04, 2021] Woke Vs. Racist -- What's the Difference, by Derek Hunter

Neoliberals policies for minority students in education can be called "the soft bigotry of low expectations."
May 04, 2021 | townhall.com

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The idea that someone can't succeed in America because of their skin color, gender, whatever, is as stupid as it is bigoted. Weirdly, it seems to always be espoused by people who've "somehow" beaten the odds. How many times have you seen a black Ivy League professor on TV talking about "systemic racism"? How'd they get a tenured, high six-figure gig, book deals, speaking engagements, and a cable news contributor contract in such a rigged system?

They never answer that question because the only people who'd ask it of them are their colleagues on TV and they're on the same team. But the answer is obvious: they worked for it; they earned it.

The woke crowd doesn't want minorities to realize that, and neither do racists. Both want to keep people down because it serves their needs.

Racists want segregation; wokesters want segregation too. One in the name of bigotry, one in the name of "tolerance." Does the motive really matter if the outcome is the same?

In fact, to listen to the demands of the leftists in the streets, you'd think they were the Klan.

"Black people can't succeed without government help," "They can't get ahead without a government program," "They'll only end up in jail if they don't get handouts." Again, seemingly different motivations, but all those statements could've been uttered by either group.

The infantilizing of black people by the progressive left is actually worse than anything the Klan is doing because the KKK is a non-entity in American life in the 21st century. In my book, I wrote about the size of the KKK. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates there are between 5,000-8,000 members of the KKK in 2016, down from about 4 million a century earlier. That's a huge drop – to go from millions to a rounding error smaller than the average attendance of a WNBA game as the population tripled should be cause for celebration. But leftists will tell you racists are everywhere and running the show.

[May 03, 2021] Boycott Nike -- 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 03, 2021 | heavy.com

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On Monday, Nike rolled out a new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who gained national attention when he began taking the knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality. Nike’s new ad features a black and white photo of an unsmiling Kaepernick. The words written across his face read “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.â€

Kaepernick hasn’t played for the NFL since he became a free agent in 2017, but he continues to be in the public eye. Just last week, a judge ruled that Kaepernick’s lawsuit against the NFL for alleged collusion can go forward. Nike’s new ad campaign has garnered a lot of attention, with people on both sides of the issue reacting intensely. Serena Williams, who also is a Nike spokesperson, tweeted that she is now “prouder than ever†to be part of the “Nike family.â€

At the same time, many people, angry at what they see as Colin Kaepernick’s unpatriotic politics, have announced that they will boycott Nike.

[May 03, 2021] Will Whites Support A Globalist American Empire That Picks Fights Abroad And Wars Against Them At Home by James Kirkpatrick

Looks like an attempt to redirect anger against neolibel elite into racial antimosity does nto work well. A least for this UNZ commentariant. They are not folled by woke nonsense.
In any case it looks like the USA is a divided country.
May 03, 2021 | www.unz.com

Chris Moore , says: Website April 28, 2021 at 1:15 am GMT • 3.1 days ago

Never underestimate the insanity of Zionists, be they full Jews, half-Jews, or soulless Jew-wannabes like Joe "I am a Zionist" Biden. We're in unprecedented territory -- an empire run by Zoglodytes. They'll run it into the ground sooner or later, but just how quickly and at what cost to the humanity is anyone's guess.

Of course, none of it would be possible but for the Anglo-elites doing deals with ((bankers)) in search of post-Imperial easy-living. In fact, that's probably what caused WW2.

Today, gangsters from every creed, race and religion want in on the Zionist action, and happily signal to their criminal lodestar that they're "all in" with virtually unlimited aid, wars and diplomatic support in Congress for the Jewish state.

The New World Order. How do you like it, whitey? You just had to listen to the gold-plated promises of the Jew confidence man. The streets will be paved with gold, right?

White Elephant , says: April 28, 2021 at 8:54 am GMT • 2.8 days ago

Bottom line?

If you're white and in the armed forces/police, you're a moron.

The fact is Americans are nothing but the Jew's bitch, killing for them. There isn't one American, who's defended their country, well, you'll have to go back to the war of independence for that. Every, serving member of the armed forces is a mercenary, paid by the US taxpayer, to kill fire Israel as they establish greater Israel.

So STOP looking at your armed forces as heroes. They aren't, not one, single one! See them for what they are, braindead, brainwashed, fighting machines, WHO DON'T FIGHT FOR YOU! And that's what's worrying. Throughout history every armed force has been turned against its own nation and its just a matter of time with the US. THEY WILL use them against you, to push nationwide vaccination.

The armed forces, like the police, are your enemy and I strongly suggest that if you know anyone in them, or a friend whose family members are in them, tell them to leave ASAP before they institute martial law. Remember, the armed forces don't serve you, so leaving them is doing the people good while staying within is causing them harm.

KenH , says: April 28, 2021 at 4:22 pm GMT • 2.5 days ago

I'm suspicious of Biden's planned withdrawal from Afghanistan. The troops will probably get reassigned to the Middle East or the Polish Border. Trump's "withdrawal" from Syria just amounted to shipping those troops to Iraq.

The Biden administration is a revolutionary one. It is not American and doesn't pretend to be. Like Lenin's early revolutionary Bolshevik government it is comprised of mostly Jews and racial/ethnic minorities who are antagonistic towards the majority population and its history and traditions.

I believe that the Jews, radical blacks and others who are really in charge of the Biden administration have no plans to relinquish power in 2024 even if they lose the election. Since the courts refused to provide a legal remedy for battleground states breaking their own elections laws to massively increase Democrat mail-in ballots then they will just do it again unless Republicans can win the gubernatorial elections in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. But that might not be possible with mail-in ballot schemes that were illegally put in place.

beavertales , says: April 28, 2021 at 6:45 pm GMT • 2.4 days ago

Will whites support a globalist regime that picks fights abroad and wars against them at home? The mood of the country is comparable to East German during the 1980's. Resignation and apathy. The last election was a fraud, the media are liars, the courts are political, privacy and free speech aren't being protected, and half the country declares it hates the other half.

Go ahead, try to conjure a false flag to rally Team America

Stan , says: April 28, 2021 at 7:34 pm GMT • 2.3 days ago

There are no signs whites are about to repudiate the Evil Empire. Trace Adkins, Gerald McRaney are on tv advertisements imploring whites to provide financial support to the fools who came back crippled from fighting in Israel's wars.

Nostradamus , says: April 29, 2021 at 2:51 am GMT • 2.0 days ago

"Will Whites Support A Globalist American Empire That Picks Fights Abroad and Wars Against Them At Home?"

The answer is YES, they will.

Why?

Because they've been zombified by 150 years of corporate media whose only purpose is to use subliminal messages 24/7 to control them. Worse of all, they pay monthly fees in order to be zombified!

Wait for the next false flag attack against the US "Interests" at home or abroad and you'll see how the zombies behave.

TG , says: April 30, 2021 at 4:09 am GMT • 23.3 hours ago
@antibeast

Yes, but I would not call the elites "Yanks".

Elites, oligarchs, plutocrats, super-rich, whatever, but don't slime the Yankees.

And while I agree with much of this, don't forget that in the late 1960's the elites imported Mexicans to specifically replace blacks. And then cried a river of tears at how blacks were mysteriously losing ground!!!!

Oh and also: nobody NEEDS cheap labor to run factories. History has shown that without cheap labor factories run perfectly well. It's just that the elites need cheap labor to stay elite

slorter , says: April 30, 2021 at 5:49 am GMT • 21.6 hours ago

The real enemy of the American working class and middle class all of them is neoliberalism ! Coupled with a two party plutocracy that disenfranchises the same Americans who desperately need a more equitable society! Nothing to do with Russia or China we caused it all by ourselves!

Anonymous [397] Disclaimer , says: April 30, 2021 at 6:15 am GMT • 21.2 hours ago

Whites will support a globalist empire. They will also support overseas wars and wars against them at home.

Priss Factor , says: Website April 30, 2021 at 7:09 am GMT • 20.3 hours ago

This is why there needs to be White Liberation from Jewish Supremacism. But Jewish Power tries to preempt this by making a big stink about 'white supremacism'.

No more white support for Jewish supremacist tyranny over Palestinians and mass murder of Arabs/Muslims. If, after 2020, any white person still harbors sentimentality about Jewish Power, he or she is cuck-roach. Useless and worthless.

Ray Caruso , says: April 30, 2021 at 8:19 am GMT • 19.1 hours ago

Currently, an indebted, belligerent, imperialist U.S. is being propped up by naïve, well-meaning whites.

These "well-meaning whites" are the enemy. "Well-meaning whites" have always been the greatest enemy of Whites. A lot of people here consider Jews to be our greatest enemies. But why are they here in such huge numbers and why are they in control? It started with the Powdered-Wig Gang (a.k.a. the Founding Fathers) giving them citizenship on the basis of their shit "Enlightenment" ideology, which held that religion was merely a private matter and of no importance. No country at the time gave Jews citizenship save Poland, which had fallen under their sway and paid an exceedingly high price for it. Then France followed the American example when they had their own powdered-wig revolution.

The tragedy of the US is that nearly every fair-skinned, non-Jewish individual who has any influence here is a "well-meaning White". Generations of brainwashing have done that. Their latest bit of tomfoolery is the belief "Uncle Tim" Scott, a dim, charmless, venal, ugly black mediocrity, will be their savior. By the way, the first time I laid eyes on Uncle Tim, I said myself, "They're going to want to make that fellow president." That's no reason to brag, however, because "well-meaning whites" are nothing if not predictable.

"Well-meaning whites" have no common sense and can't learn from experience. They could not conceive the idea "diversity" is the problem. "Diversity" elected Joe Biden, through bloc-voting by non-Whites and by she-boons in black-dominated counties bringing in suitcases of fake ballots, but guess what: as far as "well-meaning Whites" are concerned, "diversity" in the form of "Uncle Tim" Scott is the solution.

What it comes down to is that if Whites want the White race to survive, then "well-meaning whites", who can accurately be called "liberals", have to go. Whites cannot afford to be sentimental about "well-meaning whites".

animalogic , says: April 30, 2021 at 8:39 am GMT • 18.8 hours ago
@xyzxy the Zio-western imperialists decided ( ie "backed down") not to risk crossing them.
Incidentally JK I don't disagree with this position --
"Rather than feeling anger or shame at this national humiliation, instead I feel something like schadenfreude against them -- along with righteous indignation on behalf of the countless patriots used up and spat out by a System unworthy of their sacrifice."
But perhaps you could spare a few words & emotions for the poor bloody average Afghans who have died in their 100's of 1000's in this vicious, stupid war.
A lack of sympathy for & indeed basic knowledge of, other peoples is part of the reason the US constantly gets stuck in these ridiculous wars. (Had they the "leaders" we have now , the Vietnam War would probably have limped to a halt sometime in the late 80's).
jsigur , says: April 30, 2021 at 8:43 am GMT • 18.7 hours ago

Hmm. Kirkpatrick doesn't seem to realize that 911 was sort of an official beginning to the elites domestic threat problem? There was never a reason to enter Afghanistan because Afghanistan never attacked us and nor did Osama Bin Laden.
As long as ppl believe the official story there will always be a reason the American citizen can support for invading middle east countries
Like the holocaust, it is a lynch pin lie that is the pre-requisite for all sorts claims and behaviors that without them would otherwise not give validation

Paul Greenwood , says: April 30, 2021 at 10:52 am GMT • 16.6 hours ago

I doubt Russia has any regard for Turkey – it has a very long history of wars against them and knows just how treacherous they are.

Russia alone is powerful enough to end life in USA

USA has lost Europe already- Merkel is aligning with China

Americans think Russian gas binds Germany rather than export markets like China and the fact EU needs semiconductors and Asia is where they are produced

No one takes USA seriously any more it is peripheral as in 19th century. You forget Europeans cannot travel to US and frankly fear to do so anyway

USA is disintegrating and is in run-off

Jimmy le Blanc , says: April 30, 2021 at 11:16 am GMT • 16.2 hours ago
@KenH

Biden is just privatizing the war. The mercenary companies and NGOs are writing up their contracts right now.

Jake , says: April 30, 2021 at 11:29 am GMT • 16.0 hours ago
@antibeast

This cannot be said nearly enough. WASP culture is WASP elites hating all 'other' whites and pretending not to hate a few non-WASP white groups when they (the WASPs) can use them against the whites they most hate or fear at the moment. WASPs discard all groups they use as soon as they no longer need them to wage some type war against still other whites.

The Scotch-Irish are probably the best example of what WASPs think of even those who serve them most ruthlessly.

Miro23 , says: April 30, 2021 at 11:44 am GMT • 15.7 hours ago

The mood of the country is comparable to East German during the 1980's. Resignation and apathy.

The last election was a fraud, the media are liars, the courts are political, privacy and free speech aren't being protected, and half the country declares it hates the other half.

Go ahead, try to conjure a false flag to rally Team America.

It does look like resignation and apathy – which is sort of logical – given that all centers of power are in the hands of the totalitarians (same as in the old East Germany).

The totalitarian Communist East German regime actually collapsed when it became caught up in the mass demonstrations of neighbouring countries (Poland Feb. 1989 and Hungary the following month). The Communists didn't have the political will/ability to suppress demonstrations on this scale and ceded power. Two points here are 1) that the public in each country overwhelmingly opposed the government 2) each country was ethnically united (Poles in Poland, Hungarians in Hungary and Germans in East Germany) and viewed their oppression as sourced externally (the Soviet Union).

The US looks different, since the population is split both politically and ethnically. So if anything is going to happen (unlikely) then it's either a civil war, a military coup or a world war (nuclear) removing most major American cities + Israel.

anonymous [349] Disclaimer , says: April 30, 2021 at 12:22 pm GMT • 15.1 hours ago
@anonymouseperson c accountants uncovering the depths of Israel and its fifth column's theft of many tens of billions of our war matériel and of our most guarded military secrets, which were then sold to China in concert with the Greenspan/Goldman Sachs plan to transfer of our industrial intellectual assets and over 50,000 factories to China in preparation for a new order based on joint Israeli-Chinese technocratic hegemony.

My point is that the uninterrupted, elaborate efforts at 9/11 concealment legally constitute, by themselves, sufficient proof of the Pentagon's complicity and guilt in 9/11 and, therefore, make it an alien occupation force that serves Israel, its fifth column, and no other. A war completing the "Bolsheviks" effective extermination of white Christian Russia at the same time as exterminating white Christian America appears to be the objective of International Jewry, whom alone Joe Biden and his Pentagon answer to.

Rich , says: April 30, 2021 at 1:17 pm GMT • 14.2 hours ago
@anonymouseperson

When I was in the US Army, I never met anyone who signed up to 'fight for the Anglo-Zionist empire'. We were there for a variety of reasons, no job, to get training, money for college, adventure or maybe running away from a crazy girlfriend. As the grandson of immigrants, I was probably the most patriotic, the rest of the guys, not so much. Young men will always join the military, whether the military oppresses its people or not. How many Irishmen served in the British military when they had few civil rights back home? In the military, a young White man can learn a trade, learn military tactics, earn money for college and become a real asset to his community. You can also get killed or maimed, but at 18 or 19, we didn't think about that.

lavoisier , says: Website April 30, 2021 at 4:16 pm GMT • 11.2 hours ago

Will Whites Support A Globalist American Empire That Picks Fights Abroad and Wars Against Them At Home?

If they are members of Congress, the military leadership, the police, the FBI, the NSA, the CIA, the MSM, or the leadership of either political party the answer is clearly a resounding YES!!

Brooklyn Dave , says: April 30, 2021 at 5:23 pm GMT • 10.1 hours ago

I believe a large percentage of whites in America have a Stockholm syndrome of some kind going on. The title of the article has rolled two very separate issues into one. As far as continuing to support wars abroad that aren't benefiting the average person of whatever color is not an issue that can be specifically directed at Marxist oriented regimes such as that of Obama/Hillary and now Sleepy Joe & Camel Toe. One can never forget the years of the faux conservative Bushlet regime. Whites as a group more overtly support the military than do other racial groups (even though blacks and Hispanics make up a large percentage of our military). They are very reluctant to criticize American foreign policy as unpatriotic and somehow react to military interventions as if they were a sporting event.

Their concept of patriotism is very puerile. Many never ask the question of who benefits? (bankers, weapons manufacturers and Zionists). As far as the war on whites is concerned, here is where the Stockholm syndrome comes more into play. Our people have been psychologically beaten into submission by accepting whatever the Marxist intelligentsia throws at them.But there is also a cultural flaw primarily among Northern European Protestant whites which consists of being perceived as NICE. Stop being NICE, especially to people who wish you dead. Is this some sort of perversion of Christianity? Maybe. Rather than throwing the whole Gospel message out the window, a recalibration of one's Christianity needs to happen as well. The churches have not been our friend either.

[May 03, 2021] Your Woke Money Is No Good Here by Ted Cruz

Notable quotes:
"... Mr. Cruz, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Texas. ..."
Apr 28, 2021 | www.wsj.com
Corporations have taken advantage of Republicans for too long. I won’t take their PAC dollars anymore.

... ... ...

In my nine years in the Senate, I’ve received $2.6 million in contributions from corporate political-action committees. Starting today, I no longer accept money from any corporate PAC. I urge my GOP colleagues at all levels to do the same.

For too long, Republicans have allowed the left and their big-business allies to attack our values with no response. We’ve allowed them to ship jobs overseas, attack gun rights, and destroy our energy companies. We’ve let them smear Republicans without paying any price.

As America’s greatest basketball player observed years ago, Republicans buy sneakers, too. We cast votes, too. And we pay attention when CEOs come after our own just so they can look good for a few editorial pages and radical activists.

To them I say: When the time comes that you need help with a tax break or a regulatory change, I hope the Democrats take your calls, because we may not. Starting today, we won’t take your money either.

Mr. Cruz, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Texas.

[May 03, 2021] The people that once boldly threw off the tyranny of a distant monarch now seem to be meekly submitting to the diktats of ideology that tolerate less independence of thought and action than King George III did The people that once boldly threw off the tyranny of a distant monarch now seem to be meekly submitting to the diktats of ideology that tolerate less independence of thought and action than King George III did

May 03, 2021 | www.wsj.com

The ambassador rose to give the not-so-loyal toast.

He began with the inevitable nod to the two nations' divergent histories, noting that some time earlier, in their great wisdom, his compatriots had decided to go it alone.

"Oh yes!" cried the prince from a sedentary position, fortified, no doubt, by a couple of glasses of the embassy's very good wine. "And how's that working out for you?"

It was a good question then, and it's more apt than ever now given America's current predicament. The people that once boldly threw off the tyranny of a distant monarch now seem to be meekly submitting to the diktats of a regnant class and ideology that tolerate less independence of thought and action than King George III did

[May 03, 2021] Wokeness As Bourgeois Bolshevism, by Rod Dreher

... Today the woke movement questions the very idea of truth. Intermixed with millenarian frenzy and American Puritanism, Maoist mob rule and hyper-liberal culture war, there is a strand that echoes Duranty's crypto-Nietzschean philosophy.
Notable quotes:
"... Live Not By Lies ..."
"... "You have to suffer for the truth because that's what makes you authentic. That's what makes that truth credible. If I'm not willing to suffer, my truth might as well be nothing more than an ideology," she tells me. ..."
"... Suffering is a part of every human's life. We don't know why we suffer. But your suffering is like a seal. If you put that seal on your actions, interestingly enough, people start to wonder about your truth -- that maybe you are right about God. In one sense, it's a mystery, because the Evil One wants to persuade us that there is a life without suffering. First you have to live through it, and then you try to pass on the value of suffering, because suffering has a value. ..."
May 03, 2021 | www.theamericanconservative.com

It is for the cause of helping good and decent people to endure this coming destruction, and to suffer for truth, no matter what the totalitarians throw at them, that I have written Live Not By Lies . A passage that you have not yet seen:

Mária Komáromi teaches in a Catholic school in Budapest. She and her late husband, János, were religious dissidents under the communist regime, and bore many burdens to keep the faith alive.

"You have to suffer for the truth because that's what makes you authentic. That's what makes that truth credible. If I'm not willing to suffer, my truth might as well be nothing more than an ideology," she tells me.

Komáromi elaborates further:

Suffering is a part of every human's life. We don't know why we suffer. But your suffering is like a seal. If you put that seal on your actions, interestingly enough, people start to wonder about your truth -- that maybe you are right about God. In one sense, it's a mystery, because the Evil One wants to persuade us that there is a life without suffering. First you have to live through it, and then you try to pass on the value of suffering, because suffering has a value.

...Suffering for truth has dignity and weight; accepting lies because they make you more comfortable is contemptible. The fact that public intellectuals like Fran Maier and John Gray recognize the totalitarianism within wokeness, and how wokeness in power compels everyone to affirm lies, tells me that neither I, nor the survivors of Soviet communism who talked to me for the book, are being alarmist.

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative . Joanis B9 months ago • edited

It's hard to see such famines, albeit politically determined ones, occurring in the US or Western Europe, considering the way developed economies function today: based on consumption, not national production (largely outside of the agricultural, financial products, service sector, etc, arms industry). What not only USSR and Maoist China, but also British Imperial Ireland and India, had in common was a situation of both extreme poverty and imperial despotism.

So yes Stalin and Mao were horrible, but, honestly, considering what neoliberalism/neoconservatism has done to the world since 9/11, I think most of the world perceives the US to be the greatest aggressor of post Cold War times (and it has nothing to do with Wokism, though Wokism might be a reaction to it).

P.S. I would add, only have facetiously, it's not a good idea to be around when empires implode, whether it be the Russian, Chinese, French (Algeria, Indochina), German, or even the British (certainly in the context of Indian partition).

[May 03, 2021] The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media... Now The CIA Is The Media by Caitlin Johnstone,

Apr 16, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone,

Back in the good old days, when things were more innocent and simple, the psychopathic Central Intelligence Agency had to covertly infiltrate the news media to manipulate the information Americans were consuming about their nation and the world. Nowadays, there is no meaningful separation between the news media and the CIA at all.

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Analysis: US blinks first on Russia-Ukraine tensions

Journalist Glenn Greenwald just highlighted an interesting point about the reporting by The New York Times on the so-called “Bountygate†story the outlet broke in June of last year about the Russian government trying to pay Taliban-linked fighters to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan.

“One of the NYT reporters who originally broke the Russia bounty story (originally attributed to unnamed ‘intelligence officials’) say today that it was a CIA claim,†Greenwald tweeted .

“So media outlets - again - repeated CIA stories with no questioning: congrats to all.â€

Indeed, NYT’s original story made no mention of CIA involvement in the narrative, citing only “officials,†yet this latest article speaks as though it had been informing its readers of the story’s roots in the lying, torturing , drug-running , warmongering Central Intelligence Agency from the very beginning. The author even writes “The New York Times first reported last summer the existence of the C.I.A.’s assessment,†with the hyperlink leading to the initial article which made no mention of the CIA. It wasn’t until later that The New York Times began reporting that the CIA was looking into the Russian bounties allegations at all.

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This would be the same “Russian bounties†narrative which was discredited all the way back in September when the top US military official in Afghanistan said no satisfactory evidence had surfaced for the allegations, which was further discredited today with a new article by The Daily Beast titled “ U.S. Intel Walks Back Claim Russians Put Bounties on American Troops â€.

The Daily Beast , which has itself uncritically published many articles promoting the CIA “Bountygate†narrative, reports the following:

It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game†in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread money around the longtime central Asian battlefield for militants to kill remaining U.S. forces. It sparked a massive outcry from Democrats and their #resistance amplifiers about the treasonous Russian puppet in the White House whose admiration for Vladimir Putin had endangered American troops.

But on Thursday, the Biden administration announced that U.S. intelligence only had “low to moderate†confidence in the story after all. Translated from the jargon of spyworld, that means the intelligence agencies have found the story is, at best, unproven â€" and possibly untrue.

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So the mass media aggressively promoted a CIA narrative that none of them ever saw proof of, because there was no proof, because it was an entirely unfounded claim from the very beginning. They quite literally ran a CIA press release and disguised it as a news story.

This allowed the CIA to throw shade and inertia on Trump’s proposed troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Germany, and to continue ramping up anti-Russia sentiments on the world stage , and may well have contributed to the fact that the agency will officially be among those who are exempt from Biden’s performative Afghanistan “withdrawal†.

In totalitarian dictatorships, the government spy agency tells the news media what stories to run, and the news media unquestioningly publish it. In free democracies, the government spy agency says “Hoo buddy, have I got a scoop for you!†and the news media unquestioningly publish it.

In 1977 Carl Bernstein published an article titled “ The CIA and the Media †reporting that the CIA had covertly infiltrated America’s most influential news outlets and had over 400 reporters who it considered assets in a program known as Operation Mockingbird . It was a major scandal, and rightly so. The news media is meant to report truthfully about what happens in the world, not manipulate public perception to suit the agendas of spooks and warmongers.

Nowadays the CIA collaboration happens right out in the open, and people are too propagandized to even recognize this as scandalous. Immensely influential outlets like The New York Times uncritically pass on CIA disinfo which is then spun as fact by cable news pundits . The sole owner of The Washington Post is a CIA contractor , and WaPo has never once disclosed this conflict of interest when reporting on US intelligence agencies per standard journalistic protocol. Mass media outlets now openly employ intelligence agency veterans like John Brennan, James Clapper, Chuck Rosenberg, Michael Hayden, Frank Figliuzzi, Fran Townsend, Stephen Hall, Samantha Vinograd, Andrew McCabe, Josh Campbell, Asha Rangappa, Phil Mudd, James Gagliano, Jeremy Bash, Susan Hennessey, Ned Price and Rick Francona, as are known CIA assets like NBC’s Ken Dilanian, as are CIA interns like Anderson Cooper and CIA applicants like Tucker Carlson.

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This isn’t Operation Mockingbird. It’s so much worse. Operation Mockingbird was the CIA doing something to the media. What we are seeing now is the CIA openly acting as the media. Any separation between the CIA and the news media, indeed even any pretence of separation, has been dropped.

This is bad. This is very, very bad. Democracy has no meaningful existence if people’s votes aren’t being cast with a clear understanding of what’s happening in their nation and their world, and if their understanding is being shaped to suit the agendas of the very government they’re meant to be influencing with their votes, what you have is the most powerful military and economic force in the history of civilization with no accountability to the electorate whatsoever. It’s just an immense globe-spanning power structure, doing whatever it wants to whoever it wants. A totalitarian dictatorship in disguise.

And the CIA is the very worst institution that could possibly be spearheading the movements of that dictatorship. A little research into the many, many horrific things the CIA has done over the years will quickly show you that this is true; hell, just a glance at what the CIA was up to with the Phoenix Program in Vietnam will.

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There’s a common delusion in our society that depraved government agencies who are known to have done evil things in the past have simply stopped doing evil things for some reason. This belief is backed by zero evidence, and is contradicted by mountains of evidence to the contrary. It’s believed because it is comfortable, and for literally no other reason.

The CIA should not exist at all, let alone control the news media, much less the movements of the US empire. May we one day know a humanity that is entirely free from the rule of psychopaths, from our total planetary behavior as a collective, all the way down to the thoughts we think in our own heads.

May we extract their horrible fingers from every aspect of our being.

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[May 03, 2021] Politics Is Risky Business for CEOs by Harvey Golub

Notable quotes:
"... Mr. Golub was CEO of American Express, 1993-2001. ..."
Apr 12, 2021 | www.wsj.com

It's imprudent to weigh in on issues that don't directly affect the company.

A few CEOs have expressed their point of view about the new Georgia voting law. They have issued statements indicating their opposition on the basis that the law will suppress voting. Other senior executives, retired and active, have joined them. I know most of them by reputation and some personally. They are people of goodwill, who sincerely care about the nation, their companies and their employees and customers. Most have done excellent work as leaders of their companies. All have my respect and I believe have earned the respect of the public. But I believe they are wrong to take public positions on this law.

I believe both that voting ought to be relatively simple for citizens and that verification of eligibility to vote should be strict as a matter of principle. It is clear that any verification of ballot integrity will increase difficulty. In my view, the Georgia law reaches a reasonable trade-off between those two objectives.

But the reason I think CEOs should be silent on this issue isn't because I disagree with their judgment on the merits. It's because I think it is wrong for executives to take a company position on public-policy questions that don't directly affect their business, for four reasons.

First, while these CEOs have the right to their own opinions, they can never speak merely as individuals; they always speak for and represent the companies they head. As CEOs they have the right, and perhaps the obligation, to speak out on matters affecting their organizations, but unless they have asked their boards for approval before speaking, they don't have that right on unrelated matters.

Second, inevitably their announcements on purely political issues will alienate many of their employees and customers. Those positions will always lead to unintended consequences. In the Georgia situation, it immediately prompted Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game to Denver, which then brought on charges of hypocrisy because of baseball's close ties to two dictatorships -- Cuba and China. It also generated calls to boycott two major Atlanta-based companies. This won't be the end of the backlash.

Third, these and other executives will be pressured in the future to comment, pro or con, on other states' voting laws. That will lead to further charges of hypocrisy, more boycotts, more publicity, more ill will. At the end of the day corporations and the idea of capitalism will be in lower repute.

Fourth, and perhaps most important, there is no limiting principle to this problem. If business heads can be pressured to comment on issues unrelated to their businesses, they will be compelled to weigh in on more current events and issues and will have no basis for refusing to respond. What do you think of catch and release at the border, what do you think of no-bail laws in New York? It will go on and on.

Mr. Golub was CEO of American Express, 1993-2001.

[May 03, 2021] Boycott Nike -- 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

May 03, 2021 | heavy.com

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On Monday, Nike rolled out a new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who gained national attention when he began taking the knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality. Nike’s new ad features a black and white photo of an unsmiling Kaepernick. The words written across his face read “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.â€

Kaepernick hasn’t played for the NFL since he became a free agent in 2017, but he continues to be in the public eye. Just last week, a judge ruled that Kaepernick’s lawsuit against the NFL for alleged collusion can go forward. Nike’s new ad campaign has garnered a lot of attention, with people on both sides of the issue reacting intensely. Serena Williams, who also is a Nike spokesperson, tweeted that she is now “prouder than ever†to be part of the “Nike family.â€

At the same time, many people, angry at what they see as Colin Kaepernick’s unpatriotic politics, have announced that they will boycott Nike.

[May 03, 2021] The parody on Bolshevism is here: higher education now means subsidizing the political activists who have hijacked it by John Ellis

May 02, 2021 | www.wsj.com

An advanced society functions by creating a series of institutions, telling them what it wants them to do, and funding them to do it. Institutions like the police, fire departments, courts and schools do the jobs society creates them to do. But one American institution -- higher education -- has decided to repurpose itself. It has set aside the job given to it by society and substituted a different one.

Higher education had a cluster of related purposes in society. Everyone benefited from the new knowledge it developed and the well-informed, thoughtful citizenry it produced. Individual students benefited from the preparation they received for careers in a developed economy. Yet these days, academia has decided that its primary purpose is the promotion of a radical political ideology, to which it gives the sunny label "social justice."

That's an enormous detour from the institutional mission granted to higher education by society -- and a problem of grave consequence. For the purpose that academia has now given itself happens to be the only one that the founding documents of virtually all colleges and universities take care to forbid pre-emptively. The framers of those documents understood that using the campuses to promote political ideologies would destroy their institutions, because ideologies would always be rigid enough to prevent the exploration of new ideas and the free exercise of thought. They knew that the two purposes -- academic and political -- aren't simply different, but polar opposites. They can't coexist because the one erases the other.

The current political uniformity of college faculty illustrates the point. It meets the needs of the substitute purpose very well, but only by annihilating the authorized one. Analytical thinking requires exploring a range of alternatives, but political crusades require the opposite: exclusive belief and commitment. That's how far off course academia has gone in its capricious self-repurposing.

Though most Americans aren't happy about this, academia has no qualms. No matter how many times the lack of intellectual diversity on politicized, one-party campuses is decried as unhealthy and educationally ruinous, the campuses won't listen. There was once internal debate about higher education's direction between traditional academic scholars and radical political activists, but that debate is long over. The activists, now firmly in control, have no interest in what the dwindling ranks of scholars have to say.

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[Apr 28, 2021] Biden Administration To Ban Menthol Cigarettes... Because They're 'Racist'- - ZeroHedge

Creepy Uncle Joe claims that regular flavored cigarettes don't kill as many black people as menthol cigarettes and will henceforth be canceled...
Apr 28, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Menthol cigarettes are racist. Regular flavored cigarettes don't kill as many black people as menthol cigarettes and will henceforth be canceled. Because black people will ever only smoke menthol cigarettes and never smoke regular flavored cigarettes, right?

Washington Post:

On menthol, African American health groups and researchers say it is clear that Blacks have been disproportionately hurt by the cigarettes, which studies show are more addictive and harder to stop using than non-menthol cigarettes.

In the 1950s, only about 10 percent of Black smokers used menthol cigarettes. Today, that proportion is more than 85 percent, three times the rate for White smokers . African Americans die of tobacco-related illnesses, including cancer and heart disease, at higher rates than other groups, according to studies.

I smoked 3 packs of cigarettes a day most of my adult life and I can tell you without hesitation or qualification that anyone who believes canceling one kind of cigarettes will get people to stop smoking should be fired for rank stupidity.


GodEmperor0fMankind 1 hour ago

He cant even get his son to stop smokin crack

ted41776 47 minutes ago

while naked in bed with underage relatives? allegedly

Hedgehog77 1 hour ago

But smoking meth and ****ting on the sidewalk is just fine.

onasip123 1 hour ago

When Menthol cigarettes are outlawed, only outlaws will have Menthol cigarettes.

dukeofthefoothills 1 hour ago

Biden: "If you smoke regular cigarettes, you're not Black, man."

Nature_Boy_Wooooo 1 hour ago

This is so awesome.

awake283 1 hour ago

When I smoked, I really only smoked menthols. Does that mean I was appropriating black culture?

-- ALIEN -- 1 hour ago

Reparations need to be made!

Gentleman Bastard 1 hour ago

Looks like a black market opportunity for menthol cigarettes just opened up.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 1 hour ago

Yep great minds think alike.

Lord Raglan 39 minutes ago (Edited)

Oregon legalized cocaine but they've outlawed straws.

Must be frustrating.

There's classic liberal logic for you.

holmes 1 hour ago

Blacks like menthol cigs better. So these cigs are racist. So does that make fried chicken racist also?

the6thBook PREMIUM 1 hour ago

Shouldn't blacks be upset that they are banning their cigarettes? Trying to make blacks smoke white cigarettes?

cowdiddly 37 minutes ago

Well, Obama did warn you that this Dotard was dumb as a rock.

I Believed him.

[Apr 27, 2021] Maxine Waters Incites Riots on Minneapolis Streets and Torches Rule of Law

Apr 20, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

by Ben Bartee via The Daily Bell

A federal politician travels to the scene of a controversial trial to threaten a riot if the jury doesn’t deliver the “correct†verdict. Rule of law is such an antiquated idea.

In front of God and country (and journalists with cameras) Rep. Maxine Waters â€" from behind a face mask/face shield combo for COVID safety, of course â€" declared:

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“We’re looking for a guilty verdict… If nothing does not happen [sic], then we know that we have got to… stay in the streets…I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty… And if we don’t, we cannot go away.â€

When asked what she thinks protesters should do, Waters explicitly told them to “get more activeâ€:

"We’ve got to stay on the street. We get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational . We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.â€

The subtext, of course, is that previous protests were not confrontational or “active†enough. What exactly would a “more active†Minneapolis riot round #2 look like?

Maxine Waters, incidentally, theoretically represents LA â€" quite a long drive from Minneapolis or, for that matter, Washington, D.C. Waters most likely flew in on a chartered jet, though, and left the driving to the proletariat.

The judge in the case, Peter Cahill, replied to Chauvin’s lawyers’ motion that he declare a mistrial due to Maxine Waters’ threatening rhetoric on the streets of Minneapolis:

“I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that’s disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function… I’m aware the Congresswoman Waters was talking specifically about this trial… if (representatives) want to give their opinions, they should do so in a manner that is consistent with their oath to the Constitution to respect the co-equal branch of government… Their failure to do so, I think, is abhorrent .â€

This is practical proof that the trustees of the fictitious democracy fantasy we are all forced to accept don’t believe in the legal process or rule of law â€" as if Americans required more evidence of their Congressional representatives’ failings, over and over and over.

Outside of rule of law, the federal government and the corporations that functionally own it treat the American citizenry to a host of abuses:

(just a light sampling; an hors d’oeuvre in the feast of new-age totalitarianism free of legal constraints)

The Sixth Amendment of the US Constitution reads:

‘In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State.â€

Imagine, for a moment, the mental process of a juror in the Floyd case, a resident of Minneapolis â€" the same city in which Maxine Waters threatened mass violence if the jury you belong to fails to render a “guilty†verdict. Perhaps you live in one of the same neighborhoods that was essentially leveled in the riots of June 2020.

Maybe, for some masochistic reason, you enjoyed shopping at your local Target before “protesters†pillaged it and you couldn’t buy waffle batter and Korean electronics or whatever.

Or, maybe you really liked the guys at the local AutoZone who helped you out with sourcing car parts â€" the ones who don’t have a job anymore because they don’t have a building to work in after protestors torched it .

Yes, you have been instructed not to view news surrounding the trial as all jurors are. But now, after coming home from a long day at court, Waters’ tirade is all over your social media as you scroll through your newsfeed.

How could it not be? A sitting member of Congress not only sanctioned but encouraged riots in the same case that you, again, are charged with rendering an impartial verdict in.

Even if you wanted to ignore Waters’ threats to remain in good faith as a juror and try your best to deliver justice, you couldn’t. Humans, however Stoic, are not robots.

What are you going to do? Is impartiality possible in such circumstances when it’s your own city, maybe even your own neighborhood, on the chopping block at the whim of a faceless, nameless mob?

Or are you going to bow to the pressure and give the mob the verdict it wants â€" and hope and pray that’s enough to satisfy them and prevent more lootings and burnings (though that’s certainly no guarantee).

If Waters believed in rule of law, a basic Constitutional function of the government, why would she not let the process finish?

In the weeks leading up to her calls for riots on the streets in the event of an acquittal, every legal analyst worth his or her salt predicted a guilty verdict on all counts.

So, why would you disrupt the process days before the guilty verdict demanded by the mob, tainting the jury pool potentially and, as a result, nullifying the entire court proceedings and mandating a retrial?

The judge overseeing the case outright declared to accused police officer Chauvin’s attorney :

“Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned.â€

Of course she gave cause for appeal, by any rational standard or analysis. A sitting member of Congress traveling to the scene of active protests to fan the flames of rage and threaten riots on camera that almost literally everyone â€" including the jurors in the case â€" have seen.

This is not a mere case of Congressional misconduct â€" those happen every day. This is the instantiation of mob rule as a substitute for law. Justice is now dispensed at the whim of popular opinion, which is not gauged by any scientific means like polling but rather through raw expression of power on the streets.

Where this ends is anyone’s guess, but it’s not likely to be anywhere decent. Some more multinational corporations that worship at the altar of neoliberalism might get their Minneapolis stores torched along with rule of law, at least, and no one will mourn the loss.

Ben Bartee is a Bangkok-based American journalist with opposable thumbs. Contact him via his portfolio or on LinkedIn .

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PumpkinEater 7 hours ago

This stupid woman is doing nothing but foment increased racial tension and disgust for black culture. Black leadership of the likes of Sharpton, Jackson and this evil brain dead congresswoman is disgraceful and self serving. Their idiotic messages are never about self-reliance, living by acceptable moral standards, abiding by the law, valuing education, valuing family, treating others with respect, etc.........but rather always hate filled, victimhood mentality, and that someone else is responsible for keeping you down. Why on earth are these self serving pieces of shyte leaders not seen for who they are (race baiting, hustlers with no real agenda for improving race relations) by their black constituents?

Bioweapon 6 hours ago remove link

Why isn't she arrested for inciting violence? You know it's all aimed at White people and their businesses and homes of which the remain the vast majority across the state.

left blank 8 hours ago (Edited)

maxine waters refuses to live in Compton neighborhood she represents.

just like the others' in a long list of California politicians who take orders from the annual bohemian grove meeting of corporations , who then use taxpayer funded govt agencies to impose their list of 25 rules - to overthrow and topple the usa

to protect their tax exempt monopolies

say hello to the bribed politicians owned by these corporations

PGR88 25 minutes ago

In China’s Cultural Revolution, Mao and his extreme leftists sought to grab power and keep their opposition and public in a state of confusion by extremist political sloganeering, creating constant chaos, and attacking tradition and rule of law. They do it without fear of retribution because they cover themselves in sanctimony and victimhood.

Waters isn’t very smart, but she knows what she’s doing here.

optimator 6 hours ago (Edited)

a dedicated ruthless 10% of the population that means business is usually enough to grab control of the government. Russia 1918, American Revolution, etc.

[Apr 27, 2021] The Problem Is That Your Ideas Are Stupid -- Bill Maher Blasts Gullible Woke Millennials

Apr 25, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Something strange is occurring in the gutter of "liberal comedy"... After four years of constant attacks on anything 'Trumpian' and constant ignorance of anything 'Left', one man has begun to realize that there is plenty of farce on both sides of the aisle and virtue-signaling to your cocktail party co-conspirators just doesn't pay the bills anymore ( cough CNN cough ).

Last week, Comedian Bill Maher used his HBO show to highlight some awkward 'facts' and ask some uncomfortable questions about media and politicians approach to COVID .

This week, he has taken aim at the heart of the problem - American Millennials and Gen Z and their total ignorance of history.

"In India, young people touch old people's feet to show reverence. In Japan, there's a national 'respect for the aged' day.

You know the reason why advertisers in this country love the 18-34 demographic... because it's the most gullible .

A third of people under 35 say they're in favor of abolishing the police ...not defunding, but doing away with a police force altogether... which is less of a policy position and more of a leg tattoo.

36% of Millennials think it might be a good idea to try Communism... but much of the world did try it... I know most of Millennials think that doesn't count because they weren't alive when it happened... but it did happen, and there are people around who remember it. Pining for communism is like pining for BetaMax or MySpace.

So when you say 'you're old, you don't get it', get what? Abolish the police? ...and the Border Patrol? ... and Capitalism? ... and cancel Lincoln?

No, "I get it"... the problem isn't that I don't get what you're saying or that I'm old. The problem is that your ideas are stupid .

If you say "let's eat in the bathroom and shit in the kitchen" , yeah, that's a new idea, but I wouldn't call it interior design.

You think someone 80 is hopeless because they can’t use an iPhone? Maybe the one who is hopeless is the one who can’t stop using it .

You think I'm out of it because I'm not on Twitch? Well maybe I 'get Twitch' but I just think people watching other people play video games is a waste of fucking time .

20% of Gen Z agree with the statement that "society would be better off if all property was owned by the public and managed by the government" and another 29% say 'they don't know if that's a good idea'...

Here's who does know... anyone who wasn't born yesterday!"

Watch the full monologues here (timestamped to begin at 5:13)


Manthong 8 hours ago (Edited)

You know when Bill Maher is right...

I hate when that happens.

But if you listen to the whole piece, he is shilling for a fool who is wholly owned and he is wrapping truth around deception and falsity... very crafty.

But that's what they do.

various2 5 hours ago

Billionaires do not allow their direct peasants millionaires to deviate from left-right allocation. If he utters a word of nationalism, he would be canceled fast.

Billionaires destroy America, and need firmly control over common peasants.

Money printing billionaires bought out all big tech and big media as fast as they become public.

Only Trump was allowed to speak certain limited truths like “China - enemy globalist proxyâ€, “Russia is America’s only ally on a planetâ€.

But that was an experiment in compromise that billionaires failed.

Macho Latte 4 hours ago (Edited)

Maher is part of the problem, not part of the solution. His salary depends on that. The only reason he has "changed" his tune is because he got permission to do it or he was told to do it.

DemonRats: The EVIL that lives among us.

Max Hunter 3 hours ago

He didn't change his tune that much, if you watch the first 5 minutes he is drooling all over Biden and shilling the orangeman bad mantra.

[Apr 27, 2021] ACLU Again Cowardly Abstains From Online Censorship Controversy- This Time Over BLM - ZeroHedge

Apr 27, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Glenn Greenwald via greenwald.substack.com

Enormous sums of money have poured into racial justice groups since the May, 2020 murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department. "The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year," according to a February Associated Press review , while at least $5 billion was raised by groups associated with that cause in the first two months alone following Floyd's death.

Two weeks after the Floyd killing, The New York Times said that the "money has come in so fast and so unexpectedly that some groups even began to turn away and redirect donors elsewhere," while "others said they still could not yet account for how much had arrived." Propelled by the emotions and nationwide protest movements that emerged last summer, corporations, oligarchs, celebrities and the general public opened their wallets and began pouring money into BLM coffers and have not stopped doing so.

Where that money has gone has been the topic of numerous media investigations as well as concerns expressed by racial justice advocates. AP noted that BLM's sharing of financial data in February "marks the first time in the movement's nearly eight-year history that BLM leaders have revealed a detailed look at their finances." That newfound transparency was prompted by what AP called "longstanding tensions boil[ing] over between some of the movement's grassroots organizers and national leaders -- the former went public last fall with grievances about financial transparency, decision-making and accountability."

In December, ten local BLM chapters severed ties with the national group amidst questions and suspicions over the handling of activities and finances by one of its co-founders, Patrisse Cullors, who had assumed the title of Executive Director. On April 10, The New York Post published an exposé on what it called Cullors' "million-dollar real estate buying binge." The paper noted that as protests were unfolding around the country, the BLM official was "snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records," including a California property valued at $1.4 million. The article also revealed that the self-described Marxist and her partner "were spotted in the Bahamas looking for a unit at the Albany," an "elite enclave laid out on 600 oceanside acres," which "features a private marina and designer golf course." The Post included photos of several of the properties obtained from public real estate listings.

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How is it possible that the ACLU is all but invisible on one of the central free speech debates of our time: namely, how much censorship should Silicon Valley tech monopolists be imposing on our political speech? As someone who intensively reports on these controversies, I can barely remember any time when the ACLU spoke up loudly on any of these censorship debates, let alone assumed the central role that any civil liberties group with any integrity would, by definition, assume on this growing controversy.

In lieu of the traditional, iconic and organization-defining willingness -- eagerness -- of the ACLU to defend free speech precisely when it has been most controversial and upsetting to liberals , what we now get instead are cowardly, P.R.-consultant-scripted excuses for staying as far away as possible: "We don't have anyone who is closely plugged into that situation right now so we don't have anything to say at this point in time." That sounds like something Marco Rubio's office says when asked about a Trump tweet or that a corporate headquarters would say to avoid an inflammatory controversy, not the reaction of a stalwart civil liberties group to a publicly debated act of political censorship.

In this particular case, it is not difficult to understand the cause of the ACLU's silence. They obviously cannot defend Facebook's censorship -- affirmatively defending the stifling of political speech is, at least for now, still a bridge too far for the group -- but they are petrified of saying anything that might seem even remotely critical of, let alone adversarial to, BLM activists and organizations. That is because BLM is one of the most cherished left-liberal causes, and the ACLU now relies almost entirely on donations and grants from those who have standard left-liberal politics and want and expect the ACLU to advance that ideological and partisan agenda above its nonpartisan civil liberties principles. Criticizing BLM is a third rail in left-liberal political circles, which is where the ACLU now resides almost entirely, and thus it again cowers in silence as another online act of censorship which advances political liberalism emerges. Indeed, BLM is an organization which the ACLU frequently champions:

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Like so many liberal-left media outlets and advocacy groups, the ACLU was suffering financially before they were saved and then enriched beyond their wildest dreams by Donald Trump and the #Resistance movement he spawned. "The American Civil Liberties Union this week laid off 23 employees, about 7 percent of the organization's national staff," announced The Washington Post in April, 2015. But in the Trump era, the money flowed in almost as quickly and furiously as post-Floyd money to BLM. In February, 2017, said AP , the group "is suddenly awash in donations and new members as it does battle with President Donald Trump over the extent of his constitutional authority, with nearly $80 million in online contributions alone pouring in since the election." So that is the donor base it now serves.

The ACLU's we-know-nothing routine for abstaining from commenting on Facebook's censorship of the BLM article is, for so many reasons, preposterous. The group funds what it calls its Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, and some of its best lawyers oversee it. Clearly they focus on these issues. And the ACLU in general has taken a firm and borderline-absolutist position against online censorship by Silicon Valley monopolies: principles whose application to this particular case would be easy and obvious. The ACLU has a section of its website devoted to "Internet Speech," and its position on such matters is stated explicitly :

The ACLU believes in an uncensored Internet, a vast free-speech zone deserving at least as much First Amendment protection as that afforded to traditional media such as books, newspapers, and magazines .The ACLU has been at the forefront of protecting online freedom of expression in its myriad forms. We brought the first case in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared speech on the Internet equally worthy of the First Amendment's historical protections.

In a July, 2018 article published on the group's site entitled "Facebook Shouldn't Censor Offensive Speech," the group praised Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's controversial pledge "to keep Facebook from diving deeper into the business of censorship" as "the right call."

Unlike in response to the BLM controversy, the ACLU had no trouble back then recognizing that "what's at stake here is the ability of one platform that serves as a forum for the speech of billions of people to use its enormous power to censor speech on the basis of its own determinations of what is true, what is hateful, and what is offensive." The ACLU's stated policy on these controversies could not have been clearer: "given Facebook's nearly unparalleled status as a forum for political speech and debate, it should not take down anything but unlawful speech, like incitement to violence. " In light of that principle, how is it remotely hard to denounce Facebook's censorship of the Post 's article given that it does not even arguably fall within the scope of those narrow exceptions?

Because the ACLU still employs a few old-school civil libertarians among its hundreds of lawyers and staff, those employees manage to do work and express views that are consistent with the ACLU's old-school civil liberties agenda even when contrary to the interests of liberal politics. But the tactics used by the ACLU in those cases to downplay or hide those aberrations are as transparent as they are craven.

When three Silicon Valley monopolies united to remove the social media app Parler from the internet in January, 2021 after influential Democratic lawmakers demanded it -- one of the most brute acts of monopolistic censorship yet -- an ACLU lawyer, Ben Wizner, was cited in The New York Times as labelling Parler's destruction "troubling," telling the paper: "I think we should recognize the importance of neutrality when we're talking about the infrastructure of the internet." But on the ACLU's highly active and influential Twitter account -- the group's primary platform for promoting its work, expressing its views, and soliciting donations, where it has two million followers and often tweets up to fifty times a day -- the group said absolutely nothing about the removal of an entire social media app from the internet:

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4 hours ago

The ACLU was founded in the 1920's by a group of leftist lawyers for the purpose of providing legal support for Communists. That is all one needs to know to understand what they are all about. play_arrow 27 play_arrow


MRob 2 hours ago

Listen to the interview of Ira Glasser with Rogan, he's the former head of the ACLU and guy who really transformed it from a small enterprise to an household name. Listen and it becomes clear he's a frothing at the mouth left wing ideologue, and a fcking hypocrite at that. He entire argument about not enacting laws to ban free speech, is that if you do, you opponents (on the right) will be able to use those laws against you. Which leads to the obvious conclusion - it is OK to restrict your opponents free speech, if they cannot do the same to yours, so the goal is to manoeuvre yourself into that position. As the left has done today. He didnt mention that it was morally unacceptable to ban free speech, and that it leads to totalitarian evils. The concept of a free market of ideas, wasnt discussed once.

At another point in the discussion, he said that everything in politics could be interpreted in multiple ways, that there is never an absolute "correct" everyone will agree on. And then later he said that it was a fact that a vote for Trump was a vote for racism, white supremacism, bigotry etc. An absolute fact, that you just couldnt argue with. WTF. I stopped listening at that point. I was interested to begin with, but by the end, and on further reflection of the discussion, I despise the man with a passion.

Ms. Erable 4 hours ago (Edited) remove link

'Stalwart civil liberties group'?

Back away from the crack pipe, dude. The (((ACLU))) has never been about civil liberties. play_arrow

hegger 3 hours ago (Edited)

So much LGBTQ+ symbolism.

These people create both an individual and a collective identity based solely on what they do with their d1cks/vag1nas in their free time.

That's it. Lizard brain stuff. No greater ideals, no thousand-year philosophy, no plans for the future, no interest in science or the arts.


[Apr 26, 2021] The United States of 2 Americas

Apr 26, 2021 | turcopolier.com

If you haven't noticed, the United States is reorganizing itself into two Americas -- blue and red. Although there is a president of the United States, state governors are in many ways now driving the national narrative in this new America.

The president and the vice president are who they are now because six Republican-controlled states forwarded questionable electoral votes, and Vice President Mike Pence missed a historic opportunity to challenge those votes. The current president and vice president seem trapped in foggy and abstract ideological slogans rather than providing executive leadership. Vague generalities and virtue signaling aren't replacements for executive leadership.

And who are the true executive leaders of the two Americas? Florida and Texas on one side, California and New York on the other side. Their governors essentially dominate the bully pulpit formerly occupied by a sitting president. Many of the rest of the American states have aligned with one side or the other.

The American political conversation has become a modern Dr. Seuss's "Sneetches With Stars" on steroids as Americans are now beginning to group, assemble, and march separately according to our ideologies. Both sides have equal ownership of this behavior -- neither side should be excused or let off the hook on this matter.

Two Americas/Two Systems

A part of this blue/red separation is the manifest " Digital Apartheid " that is being applied by the blue side to the red side to create two social media systems. This Digital Apartheid is pervasive and driven by the new, vicious, lockstep, "social justice" mantra that has taken over the automatons who lead U.S. social media.

We are experiencing an unprecedented shakedown by groups such as Black Lives Matter ( BLM ) and Antifa who broadcast through their relentless bullhorn of social media and old media.

There are now two business systems in America -- blue and red. Many of the businesses that lead major market sectors have now revealed themselves to be de-facto thought police to enforce Social Justice.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is the poster child of this, as he has been targeted for elimination by the self-appointed high priests of "wokism."

We're also finding out there are two financial systems in America, as those with capital now act as the gatekeepers of who receives capital and who is excluded. Bank of America has become "Bank of who I decide to allow access to the capital system." That's a far cry from the intent of its founder, who wanted to make sure all had access. The modern bank staff has now become an appendage of the virtue-signaling synchronized chorus.

There are now two media systems in America. The Hollywood award shows are now a Roman circus of self-loathing, lecturing, and virtue signaling. Few are watching these award shows -- in fact, few are watching legacy media as ratings collapse.

It's curious from an agnostic business perspective how CNN even survives at this point in time. Somehow the citizen's pocketbook is being fleeced by corporations and advertisers who recycle ad revenue through "woke" media to keep them alive when it's patently obvious the viewership has imploded -- but that's the beauty of the new era of crony capitalism (which is a transition phase to socialism).

The citizens of our nation have consciously or unconsciously chosen sides. If you're angry at yourself for not being woke enough and have righteous virtue-signal signs in your yard lauding BLM, you're likely on the blue side. If the drivel of virtue signaling makes no sense to you, you're probably on the red side.

  1. Fred says: April 25, 2021 at 11:07 am

    The author of the article you link too is a bit late to his wokening. It is a digital iron curtain; I commented on that here almost a year ago. His initial comments on " trapped in foggy and abstract ideological slogans rather than providing executive leadership." are off. They are imposing by executive action precisely the cultural transformations their ideology demands.

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    • Pat Lang Pat Lang says: April 25, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      fred "They are imposing by executive action precisely the cultural transformations their ideology demands." Totally

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      • Avatar PRC90 says: April 26, 2021 at 3:33 am

        It would be interesting to further divide these transformations into those sourced from their own ideology and those derived from the corporate sponsors behind their PAC oxygen supply. Both subsets would contain interesting lists of names and connections.

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        • Avatar Carey says: April 26, 2021 at 1:35 pm

          > and those derived from the corporate sponsors behind their PAC oxygen supply. <

          There you go. Woke-ism is an *Elite* project; one of the many, many tentacles of Divide and Rule.

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  2. Avatar EEngineer says: April 25, 2021 at 11:10 am

    We already have the command economy, and command media, of a socialist state. The mechanism just has a stage of indirection, to borrow a term from the software world. If you're a money losing business of any kind you can always raise money by floating shares or issuing bonds that are miraculously bought by "the market", ahem, Blackrock. That they get to skim their vig in the process is a "feature not a bug". Business then devolves into a contest to see who can be most craven to the official party narrative. With the Fed printing money in the form of zero interest "loans" to insider controlled hedge funds and investment banks like it was going out of style, this can continue until the dollar inflates away or the Fed, through the banks, owns just about everything. Market Socialism!

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  3. Avatar Steve+G says: April 25, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Excellent analysis of the current state of the Red vs Blue situation. I live in the epicenter of The ongoing SJW disaster , Minneapolis. The Downtown, which was once lauded as " the Minny Apple", is no more. Between the Covid and Chauvin trial it is an ongoing disaster.

    I walk the skyway system twice a week yearly and Have done so for 50 years. Approximately 150k People used to work there with all the attendant Amenities. Stores restaurants bars etc. were the Lifeblood of the ever growing and liveable space. On a 2 to 3 mile walk through the 8 plus mile Labyrinth I might encounter 50 to 100'people if That. Noon hour used to be in the thousands.

    Two retail stores, Target and Walgreens, the only Two open. Fights and assaults common near those Stores. The defund clowncil rescinded the no Loitering ordinance. This is the result.

    All major store fronts have been boarded Up and the world has seen the fencing and Barricades everywhere. The future here is bleak Indeed. The Mayoral and council are up for Re-election this November. If no changes the U-haul caravans and for sale signs will sprout Like the proverbial mushrooms. It was a nice Run despite the climate.

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    • Avatar Deap says: April 25, 2021 at 3:56 pm

      That is such a sad report. On a visit to Minneapolis a few years back staying at a downtown hotel (the converted bank hotel) We hit the streets the next morning looking for breakfast, only to find almost no street life in this major city. How strange we thought, for such a major and apparently healthy looking city.

      It was only later in the day we learned street life was all going on inside the remarkable Skyway – what a magical world that was, and what a perfect way to create year round community vitality.

      You can join the rapid decline of California city street life too – taken over by vagrants, closed shops and sad out door dining operations. And a recent rash of crazy people with guns, knives, obscene conduct in public, gang fights and out of control vehicles jumping curbs and running into flimsy restaurant parklets..

      Something has clearly gone very wrong in pubic decorum and decency expectations. But we do have docks for electric bicycles. So you can at least try to get away faster than if by toot.

  4. Avatar Eric Newhill says: April 25, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    IMO, the article glossed over the risk posed by big corporations moving from storing their data on "the cloud/AWS" in today's revolutionary political alliance with big biz, especially the tech biz and even more especially tech biz owned by "socially active" megalomaniacs like Bezos.

    I've recently been involved in some related corporate discussions. The lure of cost savings and scalability represented by the cloud is swaying decision making in its favor. No one seems to be seriously looking at the downside. Once the data and extract/reporting processes are out on AWS, if the political activist powers that be decide they don't like a corporation for whatever reason, they have that corporation's ability to access the data and do business held hostage. That would be a nuclear sized disaster in an industry sector like insurance, but is, really, pretty damaging to any industry since everything about business is now highly data driven. If Bezos decides to shut you out, you're done for. You would not be able to re-build internal infrastructure in time to save your operation.

    Would a Bezos pull that trigger? I think so, when the time is "right".

    Look at how companies like Nike are willing to alienate 50% of their potential customer base. Ditto Facebook, professional sports The list of woke kamikaze corporations is growing longer every day. They appear willing to take the losses if it beats their enemy ("deplorables" like you and me) into compliance in the long run.

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    • Avatar Deap says: April 25, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      At one time, Dutch corporations ruled the globe too. Look what happened to them, and they invented the darn things.

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  5. Avatar John+Merryman says: April 25, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    While I agree woksterdom is a mile wide and an inch deep, the other side of the coin is that we are not going back to some proverbial happy place. American culture(why is the United States the only country in the world without a term specifying the citizen? No United Statian.) is built on several centuries of geographic, economic, industrial and technological growth, topped off with 40 years of exponential debt to keep the party going. What happens when we try looking inward?

    We are not the Old World, with millennia of cultural history to fall back on, when he current civil structures implode. Contrary to Dick Cheney, debt doesn't matter, until it does. We are determined to max out the national credit card and the most everyone seems to do, is point to the other guy wasting it, not looking in the mirror.

    I've been saying for over a decade, our kids are not going to be wondering what side of whichever Middle Eastern conflict we will be pouring money and material, but how many countries the US break into. Now it is happening. As for a deeper observation, logically a spiritual absolute would be the essence of sentience, from which we rise, not an ideal of wisdom and judgement, from which we fell. The fact we are aware, than the details of which we are aware. The Ancients were not ignorant of monotheism, but as there was no division between culture and civics, it equated with monoculture. One people, one rule, one god. Democracy and republicanism originated in pantheistic cultures, as that was how they modeled multicultural societies, with many aspects and distinctions, from two sexes to the regeneration of the population. The Romans adopted Christianity as the Empire solidified and any remnants of the Republic were shed. Though the Trinity was a nod to the Greek year gods. Father, son, mother. Consequently the default political model for the West, for the next 1500 years, was feudalism and monarchy, all about the Big Guy at the top. When the West went back to more populist forms of government, it required the separation of church and state, culture and civics. The problem with confusing the ideal with the absolute, is that it creates the belief one's aspirations should be universal and beyond question. An ideological basis for both the current left and right. Though the pendulum swings back and forth, depending on the momentum. Where are we today? Is anyone about to seriously question their cultural assumptions, or just keep blaming the other side?

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    • Avatar Eric Newhill says: April 25, 2021 at 9:21 pm

      John, It's an old Cosa Nostra trick. Get them in debt to you and then pull the plug. When they can't pay, ruthlessly take control of the business.

      Speaking of La Cosa Nostra, something that impressed me, negatively, about Italy, especially the South, is how there isn't even sufficient electrical power for people to properly bath or wash their clothes. So much for the strength of ancient cultures. People in the US take way too much for granted. We suffer from something like "Affluenza" and are committing cultural suicide nit picking our collective conscience because we don't realize that we have already pretty much achieved relatively as close as humans can get to utopia.

      1929 isn't ancient history, unimageable today. It is only an idiotic decision or two away, and idiotic decisions are now the norm because an exceedingly ideological government is trusted by 50% and seizing control anyhow.

      Totally agree that the current economic policy is not sustainable. Only wise and cautious leadership could steer us back to a sustainable path. We don't have any of that.

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  6. Avatar Sam says: April 25, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    IMO, we don't have socialism. What we have seen over the past 50 years is a steady evolution to classic fascism. The merging of Big Business and Big Government. The merging of the National Security State and Big Corporate & Financial Interests.

    The pandemic response exemplifies it best. The government through edict shut down and bankrupted small businesses while they allowed big business and big finance to further consolidate their market power. We now have the most concentrated market power in American history. Even greater than a century ago which led to the reforms like anti-trust and Glass-Steagall, which have all been successfully eroded. We now have the greatest wealth inequality and concentration of economic and political power.

    The 2 Americas is the tale and theater designed to further entrench power. The bottom 90% in both blue & red America have allowed themselves to be enslaved, precisely because of their infatuation with narrow cultural identities and the faux culture wars.

    The behind-the-scenes puppeteers of both blue & red America are the same. Obama used the race and BLM canard to political gain. His personal social network however are the Richard Branson's and David Geffen's. His own $12 million home is on "white supremacist" Martha's Vineyard. Trump sold the Deplorables on Draining the Swamp and then proceeded to hire the Swamp to run his administration. Mitch McConnell epitomizes the duplicity.

    The left/right, Red/Blue, Liberal/Conservative faux battles are precisely the entertainment that the "owners" as George Carlin labeled them want, to keep the bottom 90% distracted & divided. What has changed from the Roman "bread & circuses"?

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    • Avatar Carey says: April 26, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      >IMO, we don't have socialism. What we have seen over the past 50 years is a steady evolution to classic fascism. The merging of Big Business and Big Government. The merging of the National Security State and Big Corporate & Financial Interests.<

      Agree. This isn't socialism at all; it's capital- F Fascism.

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    • Avatar Eric Newhill says: April 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Andrei, Never under-estimate the stupidity of the typical American.

      My grandfather barely survived the Armenian genocide, made his way to America, joined the Army, was so strac he was promoted directly from private to sergeant in WW1. After service, he organized Armenian business owners in Detroit to arm themselves and successfully fight off the Purple Gang (a Jewish mafia, predecessors of the Italian mafia in Detroit). He made actually money during the depression. Real tough guy.

      He was offered an opportunity to invest in Disney Land (world?) on initial offering. He laughed it off as a con. Who would pay good money to travel across the country to spend time with unskilled actors in stupid cartoon mouse costumes? My father, another street wise tough guy, WW2 vet, and by that time, an attorney and advisor to the family, agreed. Idiotic concept.

      When I was a young man my father and I sat down and did a ballpark calculation of what that offering would have been worth, at present, had my grandfather gone for it. It was a staggering amount. It was a lesson the old man wanted me to learn.

      I understand what you are saying about "big tech" versus the real thing. However, the so called big tech people don't need to be very real or stellar to be highly influential. True quality has always been, and only can be, appreciated by a small few. The masses are always appeased by shallow, crude, garbage. It's a sad truth that the few tend to overlook, because it's offensive to them. Cynics exploit it.

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  8. Avatar J says: April 26, 2021 at 6:53 am

    If the Nation has were to fracture into a United States Red, and a United States Blue. Who gets the Pentagon? Or would they even want it?

[Apr 24, 2021] Stockman- Triumph Of The Woke Mob Led By Two Doddering Old Fools - ZeroHedge

Apr 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Stockman: Triumph Of The Woke Mob Led By Two Doddering Old Fools BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, APR 22, 2021 - 06:25 PM

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,

Events of the last few days have made one thing crystal clear: The Democratic Party (and therefore the nation) is being led by two doddering old fools who should be domiciled in a rest home, not the Oval Office and the Speaker's Chamber.

How that baleful reality coexists with Wall Street's expectation of an awesome economic future and stock prices which never stop rising to the sky is one of the great enigmas of our times. Or maybe it's just because $10 trillion of fiscal and monetary "stimulus" in the past year can turn the proverbial sow's ear into a silk purse. For a time.

By now, of course, we expect idiocy from Sleepy Joe, especially on the economic front.

Accordingly, at his virtual global summit he will be reading-out from the White House teleprompter the demented agenda of the Climate Change Howlers. Therein he will promise to cut greenhouse gases by 50% by the end of this decade, which calamity we can also promise would cut America's debt-entombed economy to its knees.

That comes after Tuesday's White House contretemps when he first prayed for a guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial even as the jury was sitting in its deliberations, and then, afterwards, made the risible claim that this tragedy was the spawn of systemic racism.

In fact, Nanny State over-reach was the underlying cause of George Floyd's arrest and unjust death -- just as it is the source of most of America's unfortunate violence between police and unarmed citizens, back, white and otherwise.

In both cases, of course, we find Sleepy Joe fronting for the hideous core agenda -- race baiting and climate hysteria -- of a Democratic Party which has lost its way and has been taken over by a camarilla of woke zealots.

Indeed, if there were any doubt about the latter, Nancy Pelosi's truly venal deification of George Floyd should remove it once and for all.

Yes, the man was a victim, but he was also a drug-addicted criminal lout and grifter, who deserves no place of honor anywhere; and who's estranged family deserves sympathy and support, but not a $27 million gift of blood money from a woke city council that takes Minneapolis one step closer to its demise every time it meets.

"And thank God, the jury validated what we saw, what we saw," Pelosi said in front of the U.S. Capitol Building as she delivered remarks with the Congressional Black Caucus. "So, again, thank you George Floyd for sacrificing your life for justice. For being there to call out to your mom. How heart-breaking was that? To call out to your mom, 'I can't breathe.' But because of you – and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice – your name will always be synonymous with justice."

For crying out loud. George Floyd didn't sacrifice himself in the cause of justice. He got hopped up on a lethal dose of fentanyl and then foolishly resisted arrest when the original officers on the scene attempted to place him in the backseat of a squad car.

That is to say, the entire narrative culminating in Nancy Pelosi's hideous idolization of George Floyd has been blatantly wrong from the get go. This case is not about racial justice at all, to say nothing of striking a blow against so called "white privilege".

For want of doubt, we need to repeat the facts. That's because they show that episodes like the George Floyd case do not fit the stereotypes of either the BLM and its race-card playing progressive/Dem allies or, for that matter, the Foxified Right's knee-jerk defense of the nation's over-empowered, over-budgeted, over-militarized police.

Needless to say, the George Floyd case was not an aberration. During the recent past there were 38 such police killings of unarmed black citizens in 2015, and then 19, 21, 17 and 9 during 2016 through 2019, respectively. That's 104 black lives lost to the ultimate abuse of police powers.

Of course, the number should be zero police killings of unarmed citizens. There is no conceivable excuse for heavily armed cops -- -usually working in pairs or groups -- to cause the death of lone, unarmed civilians, regardless of race or anything else.

And in this case that was especially so, and not withstanding several mitigating factors.

For instance, the Minneapolis police officers originally attempted to put George Floyd safely in the back seat of a squad car after his arrest for the petty crime of attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, but he resisted them intensely for up to five minutes. That's plain as day in the other videos -- those from the cops' body-cams.

The trial evidence from these body-cams also showed that during this struggle around the squad car Floyd said he couldn't breath six times owing to a severe medical reaction to the fatal level of fentanyl in his blood and the methamphetamines that he had ingested shortly before the incident. These reactions were surely compounded by the man's "severe" and "multifocal" arteriosclerotic heart disease and clinical history of hypertension, which the Minneapolis medical examiner said was the underlying cause of his death.

Yet after Floyd was cuffed and placed prone on the street, as he himself had requested, and the officers had called for an ambulance owing to his obvious medical distress, the arrest went haywire and Chauvin exposed himself to Manslaughter 2, at least, for no plausible or justifiable reason.

That's because Floyd had been unarmed throughout the incident, was hand-cuffed and incapable of flight or harming others and was surrounded by four armed officers. Accordingly, he was no threat to them, nor anyone else, and he therefore presented no policing reason for the extended knee-hold on the back of his neck -- especially after the surrounding crowd had warned the police that Floyd was in self-evident dire distress.

So as we see it, Chauvin's conviction on second degree manslaughter does indeed comport with the Minnesota statute, which reads as follows:

..by the person's culpable negligence whereby the person creates an unreasonable risk , and consciously takes chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another;

But here's also where the Woke/Progressive Left narrative goes even more haywire. Floyd's death was due to an arrest which shouldn't have happened and bad police behavior that has nothing to do with race .

As to the former point, what should have been on trial in this case was not "systemic racism", but the Nanny State for grotesquely excessive use of force to enforce a petty counterfeiting complaint that should not be police business in the first place. It's the job of retail store owners to handle petty counterfeiters or people who unknowingly pass bad greenbacks and to absorb the cost of self-protection just like they do in the case of refusing charges on bad credit cards.

So there is zero reason why George Floyd should ever have been arrested.

As to bad police behavior, you do not have to look too hard to see that it's essentially color-blind and that being non-black is no guarantee against the same unjust fate.

During the same five-year period in which 104 black lives were lost, a total of 127 unarmed white lives were wasted by the police, as well. That included 32 white killings in 2015 followed by 22, 31, 23 and 19 in 2016 through 2019, respectively.

Overall, 302 unarmed citizens were killed by the police during those five years, with the balance accounted for by 71 deaths among Hispanic and other victims. That is, the real issue is illegal and excessive police violence, not racial victimization.

Indeed, the fact that 34% of these police killings involved black citizens compared to their 13% share of the population is not primarily a sign of racism among police forces, although it is continuously construed to be.

It's actually evidence that the Nanny State, and especially the misbegotten War on Drugs, is designed to unnecessarily ensnare a distinct demographic -- young, poor, often unemployed urban citizens -- in confrontations with the cops, too many of which become fatal.

Alas, young black males are disproportionately represented among this particular inharms'-way demographic, and that's the reason they are "disproportionately" represented in the 302 cases cited above.

Stated differently, the Nanny State results in too many black victims of plain old injustice, even if that is not necessarily the intent of the crusaders and zealots who have launched the state into anti-liberty wars on drugs, vice and victimless iniquities and peccadillos.

That is to say, statism in the sphere of law and order is every bit as dysfunctional as it is in the realm of economics, yet neither conservatives nor progressives recognize it.

Conservatives want way too much law and police empowerment in the service of cultural norms that are none of the state's damn business in the first place; and progressives confuse the often brutal and unjust over-reach of law enforcement agencies as a manifestation of racism, when it is actually just policing expectorations in behalf of inappropriate missions such as the enforcement of drug laws.

Indeed, the main trouble in America today is not overt racism or even simmering racial animosity. The real evil is the relentless aggrandizement of state power in the form of the Nanny State -- a conflation of too many laws, crimes, cops, arrests and thereby opportunities for frictions between the state and its citizenry and for abuse by the gendarmes vested with legal use of violence.

In a word, some citizens sometimes can't breathe their last breath because in far too many instances liberty can't breathe in today's unhinged Nanny State, either.

Among the most recent notorious cases, of course, are George Floyd's fatal arrest for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill; Eric Garner (NYC 2014), subdual for selling untaxed cigarettes; Rayshard Brooks for falling asleep drunk in his car at a subsequently incinerated Wendy's in Atlanta; and Breonna Taylor of Louisville for being awake in her own apartment at 1:30 AM when police barged in with guns blaring in a drug enforcement raid.

These are anecdotal cases, of course, but the big picture statistics tell the same story. In the most recent year of complete data (2018), there were 9.3 million arrests in the US excluding traffic enforcement charges of DUI. Yet among this massive number of arrests, those involving serious crimes against persons and property accounted for just 521,000 or 5.6%. These included:

That's it. That's the contribution to core public safety delivered by the 850,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the USA -- about 0.6 arrests per year for serious crimes per law enforcement officer.

As for what they were doing the rest of the time and the other 8,777,000 arrests that occurred in 2018, we can say this: They clearly provided more occasion for conflict between citizens and the gendarmes and for policing actions to go haywire, as in the George Floyd case, than any additional increments of public safety.

After all, the single largest category of arrests in 2018 was for drug abuse violations, which totaled 1,654,282.

In fact, while total arrests for all crimes in 2018 were no higher than they were in 1977 despite a 100 million/50% growth in the US population, and had actually dropped from a peak of nearly 13 million in 2006, the opposite trend was extant in the case of the nation's misbegotten War on Drugs arrests.

As shown by the chart below, drug arrests in 2018 were nearly at peak levels and were up by more than 171% since 1977 -- the vast majority of which are made for drug possession generally, and marijuana possession most often.

War on Drugs Arrests, 1980-2016

Not surprisingly, the next largest arrest category after drugs is one called "other assaults" for which 1,063,535 arrests were made in 2018. Yet the FBI's own definitions raise considerable doubts as to why these are even a proper matter for law enforcement by the state:

Other assaults (simple) - Assaults and attempted assaults where no weapon was used or no serious or aggravated injury resulted to the victim. Stalking, intimidation, coercion, and hazing are included.

Then, of course, we have all the victimless and vice crimes, including the following number of arrests:

The latter huge number tells you all you need to know. The UCR lists 27 enumerated categories of crime including all of those itemized above–plus the usual suspects like fraud and embezzlement for which there were about 135,000 arrests in 2018. Yet when the whole lists is exhausted, 32% of arrests occurred for crimes that are so minor even the FBI is embarrassed to enumerate them!

So, yes, we do think there are way, way too many crimes and cops, and that decriminalizing and de-funding law enforcement are the only route to reducing police violence.

But by the same token, the unwarranted and often mendacious racializing of police malfeasance, which the George Floyd case has brought to a fever pitch, will only insure retrogression. That is, it will unleash a blind rallying to the defense of law enforcement by conservative Republicans, blue collar whites and the Foxified Right, thereby insuring a continuing failure to attack and drastically curtail the Nanny State regime, which is the real source of policing injustice.

Of course, don't expect Nancy Pelosi or Sleepy Joe to be any more enlightened on the matter than Sean Hannity. These doddering old fools are now enthrall to the wokedom of the progressive-Left; and, as Maxine Water's blatant performance as agent provocateur in Minneapolis the night before the verdict makes clear, these people want the problem to fester and metastasize, not be alleviated.

Indeed, it is probably not too far fetched to say that Congresswoman Waters' call for a guilty verdict or else a new round of violent uprisings amounted to an insurance policy. Three guilty verdicts could not trigger the latter, but a judicial appeal resulting in a mistrial order surely would.

In other words, the Democratic Party has fallen into the grip of vicious leftist zealots and power-hungry authoritarians. And the events of the last two days suggest that two dangerously wrong-headed and ugly narratives -- -race-baiting and climate hysteria -- now stand at the center of the Dem agenda because the party's two supreme leaders are too weak and too senile to resist the mob.

So we'd say to the feverish punters of Wall Street, yes, embrace the putative Economic Boom impending and buy the Greatest Financial Bubble in history, if you must.

But, really, if the events which culminated in Tuesday's triumph of mob justice do not scare the living bejesus out of you, then, well, you probably deserve to suffer the thundering financial gotterdammerung which is surely coming your way. 60,006 194 NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATT

[Apr 22, 2021] What Do -Woke- Anti-Racists Believe- Here's Three Things You Need To Remember - The National Interest

Apr 22, 2021 | nationalinterest.org

August 12, 2020 Topic: Politics Region: Americas Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: Woke Political Correctness Racism George Floyd Black Lives Matter

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What Do "Woke" Anti-Racists Believe? Here's Three Things You Need To Remember

"If we truly believe that all humans are equal, then disparity in condition can only be the result of systemic discrimination."

by Jarrett Stepman

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In our summer of discontent, of protests and then riots in what many view as a racial reckoning following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, we've seen previously radical ideas such as defunding the police become the norm.

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Not only that, we've seen liberal institutions such as The New York Times bow before "woke" mobs and cancel all who don't conform to the whims of the radical left.

And we've seen corporate America almost universally endorse Black Lives Matter, a radical organization with Marxist roots.

But why?

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These trends haven't happened in a bubble.

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Two writers in particular have risen in popularity on the left, dominating national bestseller lists while gathering increased media attention: Robin DiAngelo, a lecturer and author of " White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism ," and Ibram X. Kendi, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University and author of " How to Be an Antiracist ."

Although their works are distinct, both writers promote an ideology they call "anti-racism."

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These two authors are shaping the modern discussion over "wokeness" and the ideas that are becoming politically mainstream in America, at least on the American left.

It's critical to have an understanding of what they believe.

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For instance, why would a mob opposed to white supremacy attack statues of both a slaveholder and an abolitionist?

Is this an example of mindless, wanton destruction? Or perhaps the rioters are embracing a larger set of ideas that creates a ruthless dichotomy between racists and anti-racists?

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Here are three key concepts to which the anti-racists have attached themselves.

1. Racism Redefined

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According to both DiAngelo and Kendi, there really are only two paths any person may take: racism or anti-racism. Being "not racist," as Kendi writes, is not good enough, nor does it mean one isn't a racist.

DiAngelo defines "white fragility," the topic of her book, as a process whereby white people return to "our racial comfort, and maintain our dominance within the racial hierarchy."

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"Though white fragility is triggered by discomfort and anxiety, it is born of superiority and entitlement," DiAngelo writes. "White fragility is not weakness per se. In fact, it is a powerful means of white racial control and the protection of white advantage."

Essentially, if a white person is uncomfortable talking about race or denies his fundamental whiteness, as well as his racism, he is guilty of white fragility.

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In fact, according to the arguments of both DiAngelo and Kendi, even a denial of racism can be construed as evidence of racism.

As several other writers, including Mark Hemingway at The Federalist , have noted, this is what's called a Kafka trap, a rhetorical device "where the more you deny something, the more it's proof of your guilt."

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DiAngelo and Kendi promote a racial variation of common oppressor versus oppressed narratives, seen in many traditional left-wing ideologies . Marxist economic ideology revolving around class is more or less replaced by race in a scenario where there are only winners and losers.

Kendi and DiAngelo argue that racism is not just an individual act of discrimination or prejudice toward a person or a people based on their race.

Instead, racism is redefined as a collective condition leading to inequities in society.

Kendi argues that those whom many Americans see as actual racists are far less dangerous than the real threat of widespread acceptance of color blindness. He writes:

The most threatening racist movement is not the alt right's unlikely drive for a White ethnostate but the regular American's drive for a 'race-neutral' one. The construct of race neutrality actually feeds White nationalist victimhood by positing the notion that any policy protecting or advancing non-white Americans toward equity is 'reverse discrimination.'

Kendi decries "assimilationists" as being essentially as bad as "segregationists."

Assimilation is the process by which group differences are reduced or eliminated within a society to form a common culture.

Kendi opposes the assimilationists, as he defines them, because he says they attribute behavior to the unequal outcomes for different races.

In fact, even asking the question of why different groups of people have statistically differing outcomes in a society may be construed as racist.

DiAngelo adopts Kendi's construction of racism, writing that "if we truly believe that all humans are equal, then disparity in condition can only be the result of systemic discrimination."

The argument essentially is that any racial discrepancies in society are examples of racism.

So, if a society has a disproportionate number of rich white people compared to rich black people, that is racism. If one race has a higher mortality rate from a disease than another, again the culprit is racism.

Kendi is, of course, highly selective in the statistics he cites to demonstrate that "there may be no more consequential White privilege than life itself."

As Coleman Hughes wrote for City Journal : "By selectively citing data that show blacks suffering more than whites, Kendi turns what should be a unifying, race-neutral battle ground -- namely, humanity's fight against deadly diseases -- into another proxy battle in the War on Racism."

Hughes, like Kendi, is black.

2. Colorblindness Is the Problem, and Racist

The concept of equal opportunity is fundamentally rejected by the doctrines of DiAngelo and Kendi. They argue that in a deeply racist society conditioned to white supremacy, equal opportunity under the law perpetuates only more inequality.

Both DiAngelo and Kendi rebuke the idea of colorblindness in how we treat race. DiAngelo does so more in a cultural sense. She argues that colorblindness is essentially a sign of white privilege, a manipulation of the message of Martin Luther King Jr. to perpetuate more racism.

"Color-blind ideology makes it difficult for us to address these unconscious beliefs," DiAngelo writes. "While the idea of color blindness may have started out as a well-intentioned strategy for interrupting racism, in practice it has served to deny the reality of racism and thus hold it in place."

White people must build their racial "stamina," DiAngelo argues, to overcome their white fragility.

The way for white people to do this is by recognizing, embracing, and critically examining collective "white identity" as an antidote to white fragility. DiAngelo writes that "as an insider," she can speak for the white experience, but that she uses her white identity as a way to "challenge racism."

DiAngelo lays on white people the responsibility -- the burden, one might say -- of attacking and defeating racism and "whiteness."

3. Racism Is Solved Through Discrimination

Kendi leans more strongly into creating laws that specifically promote anti-racism. To be effective, he says, they must be discriminatory.

Discriminatory laws, Kendi argues, can be desirable and in fact necessary as a way to promote equity:

If discrimination is creating equity, then it is anti-racist. If discrimination is creating inequity, then it is racist. Someone reproducing inequity through permanently assisting an overrepresented racial group into wealth and power is entirely different than someone challenging that inequity by temporarily assisting an underrepresented racial group into relative wealth and power until equity is reached. The only remedy to racist discrimination is anti-racist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.

As long as the discriminatory finger is on the button of "equity," however Kendi and the anti-racists define it, it is good.

Christopher Caldwell, author of " The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties ," wrote for National Review that Kendi rejects the notion -- stemming from many civil rights advocates -- "that everything will be well as long as we treat people with equality, neutrality, and respect."

"It is illegitimate. It is a 'racist' obstruction," Caldwell added.

Kendi proposes an anti-racist amendment to the Constitution, which he wrote about in a short piece in Politico. It's worth quoting in full:

To fix the original sin of racism, Americans should pass an anti-racist amendment to the U.S. Constitution that enshrines two guiding anti-racist principals [sic]: Racial inequity is evidence of racist policy and the different racial groups are equals.

The amendment would make unconstitutional racial inequity over a certain threshold, as well as racist ideas by public officials (with 'racist ideas' and 'public official' clearly defined). It would establish and permanently fund the Department of Anti-racism (DOA) comprised of formally trained experts on racism and no political appointees.

The DOA would be responsible for preclearing all local, state, and federal public policies to ensure they won't yield racial inequity, monitor those policies, investigate private racist policies when racial inequity surfaces, and monitor public officials for expressions of racist ideas. The DOA would be empowered with disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.

This proposal by Kendi effectively would end self-government and nullify the Bill of Rights. A cadre of intellectuals ensconced in the Department of Anti-racism would have the power to decide who can and can't run for office, and which laws can or can't be passed based on their interpretation of what is racist.

Again, racist being defined by Kendi as "one who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or inaction or expressing a racist idea."

Which policies fall under the rubric of being racist or anti-racist?

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All of them.

"Every policy in every institution in every community in every nation is producing or sustaining either racial inequity or equity," Kendi writes.

For those who believe they can escape the ugly culture war implications of these ideas and focus on economic or fiscal policies, it's worth noting that embracing socialism and fighting capitalism is a critical element in promoting anti-racism.

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An example of racist policy, Kendi writes, is lowering capital gains taxes .

Therefore, a supporter of lower capital gains taxes -- or even someone who isn't actively opposing lower capital gains taxes -- may be barred from running for or serving in office by a team of unaccountable bureaucrats in a permanently funded federal agency.

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On top of that, this agency would have the power to void passage of a lower capital gains tax in Congress.

Gone are notions of individual rights or limited self-government. Gone are constitutional protections of freedom of speech and association.

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Gone is the very bedrock of the system created by the Founders, the Constitution that has bent the flawed but exceptional American system toward liberty and justice.

We have a word for such a law: tyranny.

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[Apr 22, 2021] Pastors as black Bolsheviks: some black churches try to hold Home Depot hostage

"History Does Not Repeat Itself, But It Rhymes" -- Mark Twain (attributed). This is a naked fight for political power using very questionable means.
Marxist ideology revolving around class and special role of "proletariat" as the oppressed class which strives for liberation and overthow "oppressors" in order to build more a just society, is more or less replaced by race. In woke movement, blacks are the new proletariat.
Apr 22, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Corporations, especially those headquartered in Georgia, have come out against the legislation signed by Governor Kemp. Republicans describe the bill as one that addresses election integrity while Democrats call it a voter suppression law – "Jim Crow 2.0". Coca-Cola and Delta were among the first to make a point to virtue-signal after the governor signed the bill, only to be exposed as taking part in the process and giving input into the legislation. Both were fine with the law until the governor signed it and grievance activists did their thing. Coke soon discovered that not all of its consumers think that companies should be making policy – that 's the job of lawmakers- and now it is trying to clean up the mess it made for itself.

Churches have increasingly played a part in American politics and this is an escalation of that trend. Evangelical churches have shown support for conservative and Republican candidates while black churches get out the vote for Democrats. This threat of bringing a large-scale boycott over state legislation is a hostile action against the corporation. It's political theatre. Groups like Black Voters Matter, the New Georgia Project Action Fund (Stacey Abrams), and the Georgia NAACP are pressuring companies to publicly voice their opposition and the religious leaders are doing the bidding of these politically active groups.

When SB 241 and HB 531 were working through the legislative process, the groups put pressure on Republican lawmakers and the governor to abandon the voting reform legislation. They also demanded that donations to any lawmakers supporting the legislation be stopped. The Georgia Chamber of Commerce tried to remain bipartisan while still voicing support for voting rights but then caved and expressed "concern and opposition" to some provisions . At the time, several large Georgia companies were targeted by activists, including Aflac, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, Southern Company and UPS.

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce previously reiterated the importance of voting rights without voicing opposition against any specific legislation. In a new statement to CNBC, the Georgia Chamber said it has "expressed concern and opposition to provisions found in both HB 531 and SB 241 that restrict or diminish voter access" and "continues to engage in a bipartisan manner with leaders of the General Assembly on bills that would impact voting rights in our state."

Office Depot came out at the time and supported the Chamber's statement. The Election Integrity Act of 2021, originally known as Georgia Senate Bill 202, is a Georgia law overhauling elections in the state that was signed into effect by the governor and we know what happened. Office Depot has not delivered for the activists as they demand so now the company faces boycott drama. The religious leaders are taking up where the activist groups left off.

African Methodist Episcopal Bishop Reginald Jackson said the company has remained "silent and indifferent" to his efforts to rally opposition to the new state law pushed by Republicans, as well as to similar efforts elsewhere.

" We just don't think we ought to let their indifference stand ," Jackson said.

The leader of all his denomination's churches in Georgia, Jackson had a meeting last week with other Georgia-based executives to urge them to oppose the voting law, but said he's had no contact with Home Depot, despite repeated efforts to reach the company.

Faith leaders at first were hesitant to jump into the boycott game. Now the political atmosphere has changed and they are being vocal. Jackson focused on pressuring Coca-Cola first. After that company went along to get along, before it realized its error, Jackson moved his focus onto other companies.

"We believe that corporations have a corporate responsibility to their customers, who are Black, white and brown, on the issue of voting ," Jackson said. "It doesn't make any sense at all to keep giving dollars and buying products from people that do not support you."

He said faith leaders may call for boycotts of other companies in the future.

So, here we are with Home Depot in the spotlight. There are four specific demands leveled at Home Depot in order to avoid further action from the activists.

Rev. Lee May, the lead pastor of Transforming Faith Church, said the coalition is "fluid in this boycott" but has four specifics requests of Home Depot: To speak out publicly and specifically against SB 202; to speak out against any other restrictive voting provisions under consideration in other states; to support federal legislation that expands voter access and "also restricts the ability to suppress the vote;" and to support any efforts, including investing in litigation, to stop SB 202 and other bills like it.

" Home Depot, we're calling on you. I'm speaking to you right now. We're ready to have a conversation with you. You haven't been ready up to now, but our arms are wide open. We are people of faith. People of grace, and we're ready to have this conversation, but we're very clear those four things that we want to see accomplished ," May said.

The Rev. Timothy McDonald III, senior pastor of the First Iconium Baptist Church, warned this was just the beginning.

"It's up to you whether or not, Home Depot, this boycott escalates to phase two, phase three, phase four," McDonald said. "We're not on your property -- today. We're not blocking your driveways -- today. We're not inside your store protesting -- today. This is just phase one."

That sounds a lot like incitement, doesn't it? Governor Kemp is speaking out, he has had enough. He held a press conference to deliver his comments.

"First, the left came for baseball, and now they are coming for Georgia jobs," Kemp said, referring to MLB's decision to move this year's All-Star Game from Atlanta over the new laws. "This boycott of Home Depot – one of Georgia's largest employers – puts partisan politics ahead of people's paychecks."

"The Georgians hardest hit by this destructive decision are the hourly workers just trying to make ends meet during a global pandemic. I stand with Home Depot, and I stand with nearly 30,000 Georgians who work at the 90 Home Depot stores and 15 distribution centers across the Peach State. I will not apologize for supporting both Georgia jobs and election integrity," he added.

"This insanity needs to stop. The people that are pushing this, that are profiting off of it, like Stacey Abrams and others, are now trying to have it both ways," Kemp said. "There is a political agenda here, and it all leads back to Washington, D.C."

The governor is right. The activists are in it to federalize elections, not to look out for Georgians, who will lose jobs over these partisan actions. The law signed by Kemp increases voting rights, it doesn't limit them .

[Apr 20, 2021] Chauvin Judge Blasts -Abhorrent- Maxine Waters' Words; Says May -Result In This Whole Trial Being Overturned- - ZeroHedge

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As Townhall.com's Spencer Brown details , Chauvin's lawyers pointed out that jurors were not sequestered during the case and therefore may not be free from outside influence in the form of news updates they may have inadvertently or purposefully seen along with ongoing violence in the community surrounding the Chauvin trial and approaching verdict.

Among their concerns, Chauvin's defense team pointed to Waters and her appearance with demonstrators in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, over the weekend.

Even though the judge denied the defense's motion for mistrial, he highlighted the damage her rhetoric may have done, saying "Congresswoman Waters may have given you something on appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned."

[Apr 19, 2021] Perhaps the Biden presidency is the first woke/cancel culture one in history.

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Stonebird , Apr 19 2021 20:33 utc | 36

Perhaps the Biden presidency is the first woke/cancel culture one in history. Not ( necessarily ) for the sexual part, but because wokism is emotional not rational. What is happening in the deep recesses of the Blinken or Biden mind is based on absolute certainty and emotionally ingested tripe.

The original Deep State and democratic manipulation was to give the population a binary "choice" between Trump-bad and Putin-Bad. Any third possibility, that neither were as " bad as all that " was not spoken of in the MSM. For four years, both "choices" were hammered by the Democrats into the supine brains of the US masses. which has given rise to "automatic" and forceful unthinking attitudes. ( All bad because I say so and I am right, and I know I am right because I say so ). It is the basis of our censorship culture. Over four years they have brainwashed themselves as much as the "plebs" .

Then the Democrats "won" the election with a bit of help from the deep state, and found themselves in power.

When Blinken was anchoraged , he expected to tell the Chinese what to do, think and he possibly even expected the Chinese to take a knee to honour the "self-evidence" of his wisdom . He probably got into a hussy fit when they didn't agree with he knew emotionallly or had been told by the CIA, Bowder or Bidens favourite sweet-smellin' lobbyist. What Politicians now do is ; when in a stresssful position they revert to emotional dominated reactions and do not follow orders from the deep state, oligarchs or lobbies.

Now we come to Ukraine and Taiwan. For the center of the democratic party, Biden Pelosi, Blinken, what they "know" is all there is to know . So they don't listen to anyone .

The lobbies, military profit-makers and the Deep State are equally sure they know but they cannot change the brainwashing that they helped install in others.
Washington is emotional and the Intelligence/Military are the cold-killers. Whatever one says the other will contradict it. So we have a forked tongue "Adminstration".

What has happened and one of the aims of both Putin and Xi, is to move a "woke" adminstration out of it's comfort zone. Outside it's usual certitudes. The pressure will now be coming from East Eurasia. In many fields -
ie. Even the Czechs are already walking back their expulsion of Russian Diplomats as they hadn't expected a strong "retaliation". Tough for the five Czechs left in Moscow. All part of the plan to drive home that actions will have repercussions.

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Donbas? More shelling than ever before but the Russian red line is known. No Children or other civilians to be killed. There is a tweet available, with sounds of shelling in the background and children playing in the street ........ The Ukes have woken up to the fact that a sea "invasion" is possible and now are sending (fast !) tank loaded trains back towards Odessa.

[Apr 19, 2021] Jury in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Hears Closing Arguments

Notable quotes:
"... The guy with the badge didn't kill Floyd, he committed suicide by ingesting an overdose of Fentanyl. The Autopsy showed he had a level of 11ng/ml and 3 ng/ml is a Lethal Level. I don't see how the Medical Examiner didn't rule cause of death was Fentanyl. ..."
Apr 19, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Looks like a country is in deep, deep crisis. with various ethnic group incited against each other by reckless politicians.

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EDWARD HINES SUBSCRIBER 18 minutes ago (Edited)

Didn't the life of the 7 year old Chicago girl shot in the head while in line at a McDonalds by a gang member "matter"?
Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 14 minutes ago
Unfortunately not

If she had been shot by a Caucasian cop than it would matter

Yes I am sure - is shot or Caucasian the offending word of the day

EDWARD HINES SUBSCRIBER 6 minutes ago
Exploitation value is all that "matters" to these people.
Chloe Kelley SUBSCRIBER 10 minutes ago
Will that gang member go to jail? Will hundreds of people try to justify the murder as just. Was the little girl somewhere she shouldn't have been? Was she breaking the law? Was it past curfew?

These are questions no one asks when a little girl gets shot. Its obvious that murder is wrong. Her killer is caught and tried and goes to jail.

When I cop kills someone in cold blood in front of your eyes, you are still willing to and actually search for reasons other than the obvious. It isn't the murder but the reaction to it that people protest.

Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 5 minutes ago (Edited)
so its less new worthy and therefore better for a gang member to shoot a little girl than for a felon to die while resisting arrest

Interesting way to view things

Andrew T SUBSCRIBER 16 minutes ago (Edited)
Get ready for more Democrat riots. Remember Maxine Waters' "get more confrontational" call to protesters.
Jerome Ogden SUBSCRIBER 17 minutes ago
The daily threats and attacks on Chauvin defenders must be having a deep psychological impact on the unsequestered jury.

A guilty verdict for even the least serious charge of manslaughter will surely trigger an appeal of the decision not to allow a change of venue. And I believe it will have a good chance of success. Here's why:

Jack Ruby's conviction by a Dallas jury in 1964 for killing Oswald was overturned on appeal because Ruby's motion for a change of venue was denied. The appeals court judges recognized that holding the trial in Dallas denied Ruby an impartial jury, because jurors residing in that city would feel a unique duty to remove the stain that the Kennedy and Oswald assassinations had left on their city. (google)

Jurors residing in Minneapolis are human. They cannot be impartial under constant mob intimidation.

I'm betting the appeals court will grant Chauvin a new trial if found guity.

Anything less would mean our judicial system itself is bowing to mob rule.

RICHARD MARTIN SUBSCRIBER 21 minutes ago
"Beyond a reasonable doubt," is the legal bench mark, and it hasn't been met no matter how frustrated you are about the restraint technique used the police in this instance. Mr. Floyd's drug use was a contributing factor to his death whether Maxine Waters thinks so or not.
A. James Tagg SUBSCRIBER 22 minutes ago
Watching politicians gas light minorities is so funny to watch, just wait to see the results of the power vacuum created by the lack of a police presence in these communities. The result..... one of the worst crime waves that is just gonna SHRED they're community for years.
Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 16 minutes ago
crime in Minneapolis has been on the rise all year. At one point I remember an article in which the MInneapolis police chief asked for assistance from other law enforcement agencies because of all the retirements and lack of funding did not have enough cops to handle the crime ridden city
Jerome Abernathy SUBSCRIBER 29 minutes ago
At the point Floyd lost consciousness, Chauvin's partner checked Floyd and said he couldn't find a pulse, yet Chauvin stayed on his neck for over 3 minutes more. He knew Floyd was unconscious, he knew he had no pulse, yet he stayed on his neck. He didn't administer aid, he continued grind his neck into his neck. None of the other evidence matters for 2nd degree murder.
Violet Liskey SUBSCRIBER 25 minutes ago
Sufficient in my mind for a second degree manslaughter conviction.
Mac Moore SUBSCRIBER 23 minutes ago
Abernathy writes, "At the point Floyd lost consciousness, Chauvin's partner checked Floyd and said he couldn't find a pulse, yet Chauvin stayed on his neck for over 3 minutes more."

So, what? Are you looking for evidence to support your hate? How is that helpful? They jury has all of the facts. The Prosecutors and Defense delivered excellent arguments and supported them with facts. It seems all of your evidence is of only one perspective. The Jury has both. I will await their decision, not yours.

Rick Krieger SUBSCRIBER 23 minutes ago
And the Floyd family will skip town with $27 million from the citizens of Minnesota.
Bruce Rado SUBSCRIBER 11 minutes ago
Thank Chauvin for that. The city settled because the bar for a civil award is only "the preponderance of evidence," and anyone with two functioning eyes could see that Floyd's death was "wrongful," and that Chauvin's actions were the proximate cause of Floyd's death.
Ellyn Oys SUBSCRIBER 2 minutes ago (Edited)
That is the fascinating part. I awaiting news as to how they spend it. Will they start with a row of pink Cadillacs?
D REYNOLDS SUBSCRIBER 19 minutes ago
People who don't make a habit of getting high, committing crimes, then resisting arrest have nothing to worry about.
John Bartlett SUBSCRIBER 9 minutes ago
Especially after ingesting a lethal dose of Fentanyl, Floyd's blood showed 11 ng/ml and 3ng/ml is considered a lethal level.
BRUCE MONTGOMERY SUBSCRIBER 32 minutes ago
Interesting final arguments by the prosecution which just wrapped up.

Next up, the Defense, then rebuttal by the State before the case concludes and jury begins its deliberations.

The prosecution highlighted the pain suffered by Floyd under Chauvin's knee. Floyd complained that he couldn't breath and about the pain in his stomach and neck.

According to the Mayo Clinic website, symptoms relating to an "enlarged heart," often include shortness of breath and may also include chest pain, discomfort in other areas of the upper body (one or both arms, neck, back, stomach and severe shortness of breath which may indicate a heart attack), and fainting.

It is inexplicable, however, why Chauvin did not take his knee off Floyd when he had no pulse. . .

EDWARD HINES SUBSCRIBER 44 minutes ago
National Guard in DC are playing video games on their phones.

As Minneapolis is largely unprotected, sacrificed for a political agenda.

Violet Liskey SUBSCRIBER 45 minutes ago
Bad closing prosecutor argument is going to justify a stronger reaction if the decision does not go in the direction of the mob - we needed Steve to do a better job for all concerned
ted williams SUBSCRIBER 41 minutes ago
Which mob? The Jan 6 mob?? I'm confused
Kevin Burke SUBSCRIBER 37 minutes ago
The summer of love mob.
Richard Acuti SUBSCRIBER 52 minutes ago
The verdict and the sentence are irrelevant.
More rioting and violence will occur no matter the output of the trial.

This is a tragic tale of a lousy human being being killed by another lousy human being with a badge. Neither of these guys are any good.

John Bartlett SUBSCRIBER 45 minutes ago
The guy with the badge didn't kill Floyd, he committed suicide by ingesting an overdose of Fentanyl. The Autopsy showed he had a level of 11ng/ml and 3 ng/ml is a Lethal Level. I don't see how the Medical Examiner didn't rule cause of death was Fentanyl.
John Bartlett SUBSCRIBER 9 minutes ago
The Medical Examiner is at fault for not listing Fentanyl as the cause of death, Floyd's Autopsy showed he had 11 ng/ml and 3 is considered Lethal. An overdose of Fentanyl causes the persons respiration to slow and even stop and that's what happened to Floyd.
Jerome Abernathy SUBSCRIBER 28 minutes ago
"This is a tragic tale of a lousy human being being killed by another lousy human being with a badge."

Floyd was addicted to opioids like millions of other Americans. That didn't make him a lousy human. But, I do question what type of person would accuse him of such.

Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 26 minutes ago
he was also a felon who was in the process of committing a crime -

does that qualify as a lousy human?

Maria Thompson SUBSCRIBER 20 minutes ago
... Conviction for first degree home-invasion robbery where he pointed a gun at a pregnant woman's abdomen
the Media doesn't mention it much
EDWARD HINES SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Looting And burning Footlocker basketball shoe stores will make everything better.
paul grunder SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Maxine Waters was despicable in what she did by encouraging rioters. Then I also think Chris Cuomo of CNN should be fired for basically saying, unless white children are shot there will be no justice Why would anyone encourage the deaths of any children? We have a sicko nation. p's wife
Albert Griffith SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
The prosecution's closing argument is way too long. He's playing to the cameras.
EDWARD HINES SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
He wants a CNN show when this is all over.
mitch wilkerson SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
how much pressure was the knee on his back? That's the 64 dollar question. I see not enough to kill him but merely to restrain as he was high
Violet Liskey SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
I don't think there is any way to know - only the best guess of experts who may nor may not be influenced by other factors
Keith Dowling SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
I wonder, did the defense point out that G. Floyd said he couldn't breath before he was put on the ground? That seems to be proof that the restraining hold had nothing to do with his breathing issues.

The other factor is, what impact did the crowd have on delaying the paramedics in accessing and treating Mr. Floyd? They said they did a "load and scoot" due to the unruly crowd.

Mac Moore SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Dowling writes, "I wonder, did the defense point out that G. Floyd said he couldn't breath before he was put on the ground?"

Yes. The Defense has been excellent. Both desks, Defense / Prosecutors, presented their positions very well. The Jury has a good balance of facts and arguments to work with. I don't know how they will find, but my guess is that at least one or more jurors will not be able to conclude murder / manslaughter by the police.

EDWARD HINES SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
A 7 year girl in Chicagoland was shot in the head yesterday by a gang member and killed.

She was not fighting with police or under the influence of fentanyl.

Was in line at a McDonalds.

No media coverage.

D REYNOLDS SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
I read about it on Fox News. Didn't see it mentioned on CNN however.
karen graham SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
It's on CNN.
Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
so where are the "peaceful protests"
Thomas Fowler SUBSCRIBER 46 minutes ago

There won't be any because if a black is killed by another black, there's no political gain to be had. This just proves that black lives don't matter unless a white (or maybe Asian) is involved.
Gregory Weinman SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Based on the evidence I would acquit murder charges. Murder requires an intent the prosecution has not proven. Involuntary manslaughter in Minnesota is called manslaughter in the second degree. That seems the appropriate charge. Based on Officer Chauvin's negligence in the death of Mr Floyd I would convict.
Representative Waters was filmed inciting riot if the jury acquits on murder. She did this in Brooklyn Center MN, a city already in flames If Minneapolis erupts in riot will she face sanction or dismissal? I wouldn't bet on it.
Jerome Feldman SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago (Edited)
Is anything going to be done to protect the anonymity of the jurors...as is done in mob trials?
Not that anything can be done in this day and age. It is likely that the identity of each juror is already public knowledge.
(Mrs. JF)
M Ruri SUBSCRIBER 47 minutes ago
That is a major issue as to an appeal of the verdict I believe.... because many selected jurors did say they were worried about their safety in being selected.
John Harris SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Q: Why were those "9 minutes" necessary?
A: Because he had been successful in forcibly resisting arrest (involving the entire police force available) during the earlier 20 minutes ... just BEFORE!
...... Summary: It's that SIMPLE!
Violet Liskey SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago (Edited)
I think Floyd passed out at 20:24-5 and was not resisting for the last 3 mins of the 9 mins. And that is the best prosecutors case for at least second degree manslaughter.
Violet Liskey SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
So far prosecutor's closing argument has been disappointing - playing the jury -- by misleading claims 9:24, 9:24, 9: 24 or superhumans do not exist in real life or (I know, not the defense, what Chauvin knows) he knew, he knew, he knew, mock, mock, mock -- guess Steve figures the jury has the intelligence of 8 year-olds and he is willing to yank their strings .. although not saying he is wrong
Joseph Areeda SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
I can't help but think the reaction of the mob will hang over jury deliberations.

Imagine the press reaction if Trump had used language similar to Maxine Water's on Jan 5

We've got to stay on the street and we've got to get more active, we've got to get more confrontational. We've got to make sure that they know that we mean business.
I pray Mr. Chauvin gets a fair verdict than depends on his actions and the law not on expected mob reactions, but I don't see how that's possible.
Girish Kotwal SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Will police officer Derek Chauvin get proper justice from a jury that is being ferociously intimidated to give a guilty verdict by an organized mob and filthy politicians like Maxine Watters? It will be the responsibility of the judge and the justice department to assure that the intimidation should have no influence on the verdict and the jury will be protected from any repercussions of their verdict no matter what it is. Jury protection measures should be in place until the mob calms down. I don't think that some of the organizations that were rioting which are the poodles of the Dems are going to be rioting no matter what the decision is because after the summer riots they got what they wanted which is the installation of Biden in the white house. So now they have their puppy in the white house and he is doing exactly what they want him to do.

The Dems have sowed the seeds of race wars and mass shootings that they cannot blame Trump. Crime is a crime and deserves to be punished.

karen graham SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago (Edited)
Do you know who the jurors are? This is obviously a high profile case, but who do you think is intimidating them?

And how did you get Trump into this?

D REYNOLDS SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Perhaps the mob gathering outside the courthouse?
Randall Digby SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
and a US Representative from the state of California that the moderators will not allow to be named.
Alan Pronesti SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago (Edited)
A couple of years ago I watched a documentary on PBS on African American voters, and it said that if Black participation rates in elections drops just a tiny % (don't remember the number) Democrats would get killed in elections. If it wasn't for that we wouldn't know who George Floyd is.

Once that changes the Democrats, Media, and Liberals will throw African Americans under the bus.

This is not about race it's all about elections for Democrats.

Michael Dulaney SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
No. It was if the death of Floyd was caused only by the action of the police officer or if there were other factors that, had they not existed, would not have resulted in death. Floyd's body was full of drugs.

We will see if, in the United States today, Justice is Blind or Justice is now Mob Rule.

Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
Let the

"peaceful protests" begin

ALAN SEWELL SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
They already have. Somebody left a severed head of a porcine animal in the driveway of a defense witness last night.
Scott Manson CPA JD SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
did it have an apple in its mouth?
Michael Dulaney SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Our democratic cousins.
Jason Miller SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
Chauvin was already convicted in the media before stepping into court. The majority of the public also convicted him before knowing all of the facts. So I hope the jury is doing their job, not judging him from a biased media perspective that has plagued our nation for years. Either way, there will be riots, whether he's found guilty or not guilty.
Michael Dulaney SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Retail outlets need to board up before "shopping" begins when the verdict is read.
Michael Schmitt SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago (Edited)
Chicago stores (in all neighborhoods) started boarding up last week. Who wants to go shopping in person any more? Between rioting, carjackings, personal attacks, homeless on every corner, it's dangerous and not pleasant. Online shopping will take over. Retail, real estate and insurance industries need to step up and call out this destruction.
K R HANINGTON SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
I would hope that everyone would be willing to accept the verdict of the jury, no matter what the outcome.
This is foundational for our justice system and indeed for our country.
People who have not you been in the courtroom to hear all the testimony, to see all the evidence should accept the Judgment of the jury. You don't have to be happy with it but you should accept it.
Outside agitators, such as Representative Maxine Waters, should be held in contempt.
Michael Dulaney SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Maxine Waters is calling for protests against the government. Don't know about Minneapolis, but in Washington DC she called this an "insurrection".

Maybe she should be tried for treason.

Rachel Glyn SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
I'm not sure whether anybody can be unbiased enough to judge to what extent Chauvin, as opposed to George Floyd's drug use and heart condition, caused Mr Floyd's death. Radical supporters of BLM are convinced that Chauvin murdered Floyd and it was racially motivated. Some on the Right discount any involvement from Chauvin and blame it all on Mr Floyd. Even if I were on the jury to hear all the scientific evidence, I might not feel qualified to decide.
I also am unsure whether any jurors can really make an unbiased decision. Even in a worst case scenario, if Chauvin is racist and evil and deliberately cause Mr Floyd's death, the jury should decide based on evidence and not mob threats. I'd like to know if the jurors have heard outside news and if they fear for their own safety.
karen graham SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
Jurors are instructed not to listen to outside news. Juries tend to take their responsibilities very seriously.
AM Losee SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
I think a lot of people are convinced this was murder. People were screaming at Chauvin to get his knee off his neck. How much more blatant can it get?

Because you and other right wingers hate Floyd, you are making excuses for a bad cop, a really bad cop, who already had 17 marks against his record, some for excessive punishment.

The guy should have been thrown off the force.

Mac Moore SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
Losee writes, "I think a lot of people are convinced this was murder."

That is the sad truth. When your lens is blinded by hate, one has difficulty seeing it any other way.

Michael Dulaney SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
The broad generalization you make against "right wingers"...."hating Floyd" shows that racism is indeed alive and well in your neck of the woods.
Bruce Anderson SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
AM - how do you know who hates Floyd?
you are a mind reader with a crystal ball?
what a dum statement.
no one heard of Floyd before and now they hate him ?
Charles McGill SUBSCRIBER 1 hour ago
yes AM and leftists are mind readers and not only that but are righteous, always correct, and think all sheep should stand quietly and get fleeced.
Joseph Rosenberger SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
What a sad mess.
Mac Moore SUBSCRIBER 2 hours ago
The flame throwers, Obama, Sharpton, Jackson, James, BLM, and, their enablers in the MSM .... have poisoned the waters of rational thought in America. They have far too many citizens viewing this event through a racist lens that they created for political malfeasance to gain power. It is sick.

Floyd was there as a culminations of hundreds, if not thousands, of bad choices of his own making. The police were there as a request. If Floyd had chosen to comply with the police, the outcome would have been completely different. How the police acted to gain submission is in question, but it is political theatrics to call it murder.

[Apr 19, 2021] Why Chauvin trial's verdict may hinge on Judge Cahill's jury instructions

Apr 19, 2021 | www.msnbc.com

For an acquittal, the defense must similarly convince all 12 jurors that the prosecution failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. But it takes only one juror to "hang" the jury. That means that if 11 jurors want to vote to convict on at least one of the charges against Chauvin, but one juror doesn't believe the government has met its burden of proof, there won't be a verdict. Instead, there will be a mistrial, and although the government can retry the case down the road, a hung jury involves delay and the risk that as the evidence ages, the prosecution's case may become weaker.

[Apr 19, 2021] BLM co-founder labeled a 'fraud' after buying luxury homes

Fake leader of artificially created movement
Apr 19, 2021 | www.youtube.com

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, is under fire for purchasing multi-million dollar homes while calling herself a 'Marxist.'


IMCE , 3 days ago

The amount of times I got flamed by my black friends for saying this movement was toxic was unbelievable. I hope they see this!


LADETROIT
, 3 days ago

"Marxists have a way of enriching themselves when they are at the top"


nicole anthoine
, 6 days ago

The irony is she don't even want to live by the very people she rallied for. Typical Democrats smh

Bitchslapped , 2 days ago

Fact-checkers be like: mostly false, it's not a mansion, it's just a big house... a couple big houses.

CVT , 6 days ago

The BLM should have a mostly peaceful protest at this woman's home.

[Apr 19, 2021] Black Guns Matter founder- Most Americans see the 'fake media' CNN

Apr 19, 2021 | www.youtube.com


Scrapcash2 , 3 days ago

OMG. I just watched 2 strong young black men have a conversation without screaming RACISM. All they talked about was our freedoms and our rights. I love watching Lawrence, he is a breath of fresh air in the media. We need more people like these 2 men to keep the conversation going about protecting everyone's rights.

Wallace TheGreat , 1 day ago

we need more people like these fantastic men. makes me proud to still see Americans with some sense about their life, liberty and constitution.

Brent Marshall , 1 day ago

Someone give this fine American man a medal. Great work sir!

Gee Wiz , 1 day ago

This man neeeds to be raised up by all groups!!! Actions speak so many more volumes above words!!

[Apr 19, 2021] Candace Owens on BLM co-founder's million-dollar home-buying spree - YouTube

Apr 19, 2021 | www.youtube.com


Francisco Sandiego , 5 days ago

She bought a house in a white neighborhood, with no BLM protesters in sight.

Orlando Gonzalez , 1 day ago

"She fears white people so much she immediately moves into an all white neighborhood" .... ROTFL

Carlitos miranda , 2 days ago

It's sad that money was used to help people not for her to buy four houses I don't understand I work in Brooklyn a lot of people would need those donations. Sad 🥺

[Apr 14, 2021] Woke-ism is an *elite project*, serving primarily to get the little people to fight each other, rather than the vastly-wealthy Very Few..

Essentially wokism is the method of fighting populism invented by the US neoliberal elite
Apr 14, 2021 | turcopolier.com
Sam says: April 10, 2021 at 11:20 am

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Receives Backlash for Buying a $1.5 Million House in a Predominately White Neighborhood

https://twitter.com/breaking911/status/1380707163790774273?s=21

The whole BLM/Metoo movement is "political" and primarily driven by media/academia/think-tank elites. Yes, mostly white males and females along with the token members of the "aggrieved" class. I don't get the psychology but denouncing their own race/ethnicity/gender/identity through virtue signaling to achieve political ends is the game. Cancellation and destruction of careers are all part and parcel of techniques to suppress dissent and breed compliance to the overlords.

This trend has not occurred overnight. It is many decades in the making with creeping fascism – the melding of Big Business and Big Authoritarian Government. This is not just Democrats but Republicans too. The division and fracturing of society on the basis of identity is deliberate. Gullibility is no excuse. The vast majority of Americans have fallen for identity politics across many generations. Reply

bwilli123 says: April 11, 2021 at 1:16 am

If the 'woke' movement were actually a revolution that threatened 'the powers that be,' it would never have been allowed to get this far. Reply

  1. Erich Newhill says: April 10, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Walrus,
    I don't know about all of that. As much as I despise "woke" culture, I think these concerns are little overblown; or at least they are in *my* experience as a corporate manager for a major US company. A caveat being the since the Covid panic/woke control of the world, we've all been working virtually and all business trips are cancelled. So there is little to no opportunity for situations to arise.

    I have a couple of relevant rules from which I never deviate; 1. Never discuss politics at work unless it is in a purely analytical way that is related to impact on our business. 2. Do not meet with female employees – whether they be higher-ups, peers or staff – one on one, outside of the office (e.g. not at a happy hour). The former I implemented from day 1 in my corporate career and the latter I developed based on early experience, but not the experience you may think.

    I entered the corporate world in my late 30s and well into my 40s I was a very fit handsome devil (I'm getting fairly long in tooth now, in my late 50s). I have been told by my superiors that I exude a quiet, calm confidence and it seems that people perceive me as being intelligent and polite. Apparently women find that mix attractive. As recently as ten years ago, I had all kinds of women, from work, coming onto me. I know the difference between some harmless flirting and the real thing, though, IMO, as inevitable as it may be, even the harmless flirting should stay out of the work place. An attractive female employee is in a boring meeting with me, I catch her looking at me, she smile coyly, bats her eyes, flips her hair back a little and looks at me again with a sultry smile. That's harmless flirting. Used to happen all of the time. Debriefing over a cocktail on a business trip with a female employee, in the hotel bar, and she starts running her foot up my leg, that's crossing the line. That kind of scenario used to happen frequently too. Married women, single, older, younger, peers, bosses, staff – and, especially, when they were engaged to be married. Are they going to be ticked off and vengeful if I turn them down? Would they destroy me later if I take them up on their offer? I didn't want to find out. Best to avoid the situation.

    Anyhow, it seems to me that hiring high quality people in the first place diminishes the risk significantly. No one with talent and ambition wants to sacrifice a rewarding corporate career by starting trouble over "me too" nonsense. That goes for both the alleged perpetrator and the alleged victim in scenario. So far, I haven't become aware of any accusations or legal issues at work.

    As for the grandfather/woke grand daughter thing, I hadn't thought about that, but, sadly, you have a good point there. Idiot school counselors and poorly raised scatter brained friends can sway a forming young mind to say all kinds of damaging things. Reply

  2. Avatar Peter Moritz says: April 10, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    Pray tell – what is wrong with single sex schools? I grew up in Germany when all schools were either for male or female students, and I maintain I had a more respectful attitude towards females because of that.

    But I forget – sex does not mean anything, as anyone can freely choose Zir, Hir, Eir, Vis, Tem, Eir preferred possessive pronoun for Zir, Hir, Eir, Vis, Tem, Eir preferred gender..which makes establishing schools for about 63 genders ( http://www.hoschl.cz/files/6035_cz_Genders.pdf ) rather improbable . Reply

  3. Avatar Deap says: April 10, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    Time to explore the prevailing wisdom that led to some of those "stuffy, old-fashioned codes of conduct" that maybe were not to silly after all.

    Perhaps they offered more freedom, than our modern version of freedom has afforded.

    Freedom from STDs; freedom from false accusations; freedom of movement in public settings; freedom from drunken harassment and freedom morning after remorse; freedom from solo parent impoverishment -- though the story of the "plucky orphan" was long fodder for coming of age literature classics .

    Just re-watched the Shirley Temple "Heidi" – plucky orphan on steroids, matched only by Anne of Green Gables as female empowerment role models who did thrive in a world of code of conduct restrictions.. Reply

  4. Avatar Jose says: April 10, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Walrus, unfortunately I have to agree with you. We are approaching the point where husband and wife need to sign a consent agreement to have sex. Young adults' are simply avoiding the subject due to social pressures.

    Our experts are deflecting "Liberal" ideas with other factors:

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/young-adults-especially-men-having-sex-less-frequently Reply

  1. Keith Harbaugh says: April 10, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Regarding "the demonisation of White heterosexual Males in all its forms",
    I would like to add some evidence, and some historical background.
    The two links below, of articles written by an anonymous American professor, give some vivid evidence.
    Each link is followed by a quote from the linked page.

    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2020/12/13/academic-hysteria-part-i/

    "In the midst of all of this "inclusion," one can look in vain for anything positive for Whites, Europeans, etc.
    The only mention of Whites, as a group, is always in a purely negative sense."

    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2021/04/02/academic-hysteria-part-ii/

    "The curriculum of my institution is to be changed to prioritize "social justice" over all else; indeed, we have been told that we need to de-emphasize actual scholarship, the teaching of objective facts, and providing a truly enlightened liberal arts education in favor of politicized far-left talking points. The entire curriculum is to be subordinated to radical anti-White propaganda. Please note that this trend in American academia is not restricted only to undergraduate education, but also extends into post-graduate education of all sorts: graduate school, law school, medical school, etc. With respect to the latter, the scientifically illiterate and hyper-politicized hysterics of the AMA are used to justify curriculum changes at the level of medical education; one set of political hacks justifies the lies and distortions of another group, and vice versa. All of these academic and professional organizations are completely dominated by the Left."

    I first encountered the demonization of my value system during my stint at Brandeis Univ. from 1967 to 1973.
    There, much to my amazement and shock,
    the soldiers of the U.S. Army were called "babykillers".
    Of course, there may have been isolated instances where Vietnamese children were wrongly killed,
    but it was commonplace to generalize this to the whole U.S. Army in VN.
    Likewise, police were called, for no evident reason, "pigs".

    It wasn't just the U.S. Army and the police that were trashed.
    "Smash the establishment" (sometimes more specifically "Smash the WASP establishment")
    was a commonly expressed demand.
    Also, "the bourgeoisie", or "bourgeoisie values", were to be despised and scorned.
    I am sure there were many at Brandeis who did not support such radical ideas, but they were certainly more common there than in my previous environments.

    As to hatred of whites and the then-mainstream white culture, there were three prominent (non-Brandeis) examples;
    1. Susan Sontag: "The white race is the cancer of human history"
    2. (Somewhat later) Tim Wise
    3. Weatherman John Jacobs, quoted in Mark Rudd's Underground : "We're against everything that's good and decent in honky America. We will burn and loot and destroy. We are the incubation of your mother's nightmare."

    For further documentation, see the excellent article:
    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/06/white-self-hatred-and-the-cancel-culture/ Reply

    • Avatar Keith Harbaugh says: April 12, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      The claims and asserted experiences of the anonymous American academic cited above are seconded by a named American academic, Lama Abu-Odeh, here:

      National Review: Georgetown Law Professor Decries 'Maoist Takeover' of Academia.
      https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/georgetown-law-professor-decries-maoist-takeover-of-academia/

      "Terror and dread fill academic workers, professors and staff alike, and it is everywhere.

      A new ruling elite has taken over academic institutions, and it is using its 'minority status' to exercise a 'soft coup'
      "

      She goes on to talk about what she calls
      "the all-powerful members of the victim minority faculty"
      (her words!). Reply

  2. Avatar irf520 says: April 10, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    There's another possible outcome. That is one where the bottom 80% of men (the ones that the average woman thinks are 'below average' in attractiveness) can't get a middle-class job at all. They are limited to jobs which are dangerous (e.g. police officer, firefighter, construction), dirty (refuse collector, sewage worker) or unglamorous (e.g. bicycle-based delivery operative – jobs which the women don't want. The 'top jobs' are all held by women and the small number of men they are interested in. Reply

Fred says: April 11, 2021 at 1:00 am

Walrus,

You left out race. Having had to fire a couple of protected class employees over the years was only marginally better- in regards to the negative blowback on the manager – than the problems you describe. In addition to the grandfathers you should realize father's have faced such false allegations since at least the '80s. Try giving your 2 year old a bath today and see what accusation you might have to defend yourself from in a decade. Thank feminists and the lgbt+ movements for that. walrus says: April 11, 2021 at 9:09 am

Fred, I've never fired a member of a minority. What works better is to declare them "redundant' (ie: their job just disappeared) so its no fault and a tax free $30k – $50k compensation payment on top of their legal entitlements to make it a little sweeter. Fred says: April 11, 2021 at 12:11 pm

Walrus,

These employees committed theft. The last one pre-commited company funds then provided false documentation multiple times to the general auditors office. I didn't fire that one, I had to do the retraining route. He decided to leave on his own accord . Reply

  1. PRC90 says: April 12, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Do these things happen by mass hysteria, or by intent ? The former tends to burn itself out when the promised rewards do not arrive. It would be interesting to work up the chain to the source of the money and intellectual force required to power all this and to co-opt government acquiescence.

    Walrus, may I add two more:

    5. An attempted capture of the new power center, that being instant access to the minds of the public, created by social media in the last fifteen years, in a way proven successful by the lodgement of 'progressive' forces within education systems decades earlier. Nature, and 'progressives' abhor a vacuum, and it's well underway now.
    Nothing decisive would result, merely the capture of newly available ground. Note that existing ground held by established powers are left untouched.

    6. In the US, a division between 'woke' States and the deplorable States, characterized by deliberate legislative differences and measured by the movement of people to States that reflect their ideological preferences. Will the 'woke' States offer full employment economies, and would that even matter to the woke refugees ?
    The key word of point 6. is 'division', and the US cannot maintain it's place in the world in that condition. All of this will not be reversed except by force and with the backing of the majority, even a bare one, of the US population. That force will need to be headed by a non-conforming leader with the credibility to muster it and to administer what comes after, and that ain't Karmala. Reply

  2. Avatar optimax says: April 12, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    A friend of mine's sister went to a therapist who convinced the sister her parents had messed with her mind by performing satanic rituals on her when she was young and and had suppressed the memories. Supposedly, the therapist had helped her recover these traumatic events when, in fact, the therapist had implanted them. This took place in the 80s when many innocent people were accused of performing satanist rituals, sometimes including human sacrifice. There were some real devil worshiping killings but it turned into an out of control witch hunt.

    The sister eventually recovered her sanity after tormenting her family for a couple of years and made up with her parents. Therapists track most of their patients problems back to the parents, based on Freudian theory, even when the problem is drug and alcohol abuse, as it was with this woman. The father was a Methodist minister.

    Today sexism and racism are as over blown as satanism was in the 80s. I wonder what the next media implanted Big Trauma will be? Reply

    • Avatar Sam says: April 13, 2021 at 11:15 am

      I'm not sure how widespread therapeutic malpractice is but at times I wonder how rigorous is the field of psychology? I think it is important to study human behavior but I question if it can be generalized and whether it is capable of capturing nuance. The one problem that I have with the practice is the incentive structure. It is $/billable hour not $/outcome. The incentive is clearly to increase billable hours.

      In any case I recall well the McMartin case and the surrounding media hysteria and witch-hunts. Reminiscent of the current woke and cancel culture hysteria.

      https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-ol-patt-morrison-richard-beck-child-abuse-pizzagate-20190220-htmlstory.html Reply

    • Avatar Carey says: April 13, 2021 at 2:37 pm

      > Today sexism and racism are as over blown as satanism was in the 80s. I wonder what the next media implanted Big Trauma will be? <

      So does this mean I'm not the only one who remembers the McMartin mcScandal?

      It's disappointing but not really surprising to see how easily swayed and led
      the Polity can be.. those very few who rule us depend on that. Reply

[Apr 14, 2021] Outcomes of #Metoo - BLM - Antifa - Cancel Culture by Walrus

Apr 14, 2021 | turcopolier.com

I wrote a post on the above-mentioned subject but I deleted it. I will not discuss the demonisation of White heterosexual Males in all its forms for fear of cancellation. I will instead leave you with my conclusions – which are consistent with The Walrus Law; Governments achieve the reverse of their stated objectives.

Conclusion 1. No white male corporate manager is going to risk their career by engaging in any of the following actions:

– Mentoring female subordinates.
– Taking one on one meetings with any female.
– Participating in any but the most innocuous social functions with female subordinates and certainly not where alcohol is present.
– In fact avoiding any one on one situation with a female.
– It also stands to reason that women will not be employed or promoted if sufficient excuse can be found. There wasn't a glass ceiling. There is now.

Why? Because a female subordinate can now permanently end a males career in a microsecond by the act of alleging any impropriety thanks to #metoo. No proof is required.

Conclusion 2. The British/ European/ American class system is coming back with a vengeance. Young men and their parents will confine their search for partners and social interactions, to females of the same social strata, values, financial resources and background as their own. This is not a guarantee of marital harmony, It does however decrease the likelihood of a male being accused of relationship and career destroying improprieties twenty years after the alleged event. You can forget marrying 'for love' outside your social class.

Conclusion 3. Male behaviour in the upper and middle classes is indeed going to change. We will witness the return of the Chaperone for males. We will witness the end of many mixed sex parties and entertainments because of the ever present threat of denouncement. Expect single sex private schools to flourish. Co -education is an invitation for a young males career to be finished before it even starts – all it takes these days is an allegation made perhaps years and years after the alleged "event". The first a young male will know about it is when he is arrested and handcuffed.

Conclusion 4. The nature of families is going to change. We are going to see the return of stereotyped roles. Case in point? As a Grandfather I have decided I will have nothing more to do with the informal upbringing of grand daughters – there is too much risk that if they go off the rails in puberty or get involved in drugs, mental illness, etc. they will conveniently blame sexual abuse by a relative as the cause. That means I will never allow myself to be alone with them or be responsible for them ever and the rest of the family know it. Period. The personal risk is just too great

I have examples to back up each conclusion but I will not share them with you.

I have not addressed the American race and firearm based issues but I would expect that changes to firearm laws and characterisation of various behaviors as "extremist' will also have the same opposite effect from what Government intended.

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  1. Bill H. says: April 10, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Indeed. I suspect that if I were of dating age (and single) today I would go on to die celibate. A minority of women have made engaging with the entire gender entirely too dangerous. Reply

  2. Avatar Oilman2 says: April 10, 2021 at 11:14 am

    I brought this up on another blog I read.

    The law of unintended consequences

    We are an adaptive bunch; witness how successful Prohibition was, or the alleged 'War on Drugs'. Look at how Trumps border wall was rapidly shot to hell with a few acetylene torches and some hinges – making really nice gates for the coyotes to run people through.

    It's interesting that there is no actual, physical way that the number of guns out here 'in the wild' is even known, much less can be seized. Guns can be seized by the ATF/FBI/etc. making a huge raid on a single family and killing them all as examples – but once that card is played, the ante will be upped and things will not be as easy for them. The gun grabbers are literally about 200 years too late, as the gun cow is long out of the barn.

    The Covidian Cult is waning finally – in spite of the push by the globalist CDC, WHO, Big Pharma, MSM and many others. It's hard to push fear of dying when there is nothing to base it on any longer.

    So now we are back to Ukraine, where Biden is both well known and well connected. Russia will swat anything approaching her borders, and may swat hard. I would not be surprised to see our puny couple of ships in their sea crippled electronically, again. But Russia doesn't want what NATO and Biden are serving for dinner.

    It's the same old SSDD of world ending disasters to keep everyone afraid of everyone else while the big wheels in government are sending contracts out to their family members and their various foundations using money leveraged against our grandkids.

    57 genders; women cannot be approached without opening yourself to legal actions and yet they are all in the military and government positions in far larger percentages than people realize. Our local school principal was recently accused of "inappropriate conduct" with a female teacher who is so obese she requires an electric scooter to move her bulk about. Having actually seen this female, it was obvious to me, as a man with normal appetites, that approaching her would have resulted in disgorgement of the previous meal and not engorgement of anything.

    It's human nature that when you forbid something unilaterally, it becomes more attractive to many, just for the sake of flouting convention. Perhaps that is what the morbidly obese teacher is striving for?

    We are entering the Land of Unintended Consequences, and there is no way but through.

[Apr 11, 2021] Target Sells Woke Prayer Book- -Dear God, Please Help Me Hate White People

Woke bolshevism is perverted ideology that equals black with Proletariat and white with Bourgeoisie using classic Marxist terminology. See Explaining Marxism- The Bourgeoisie and Proletariat - Shortform Books .
The replace class conflict with race conflict. What can go wrong ?
Professional woke revolutionaries like Chanequa Walker-Barnes who is the author is racial hate prayer (is not this a hate crime?) are similar to Russian Commissars. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Apr 11, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

A prayer book called "A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal," is a number one bestseller on Amazon in the category "meditation".

One prayer, called "Prayer of a Weary Black Woman," by Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes, a theology professor at Mercer University, starts:

"Dear God, Please help me to hate White people. Or at least to want to hate them I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist."

The "prayer" then describes the type of White person they want to hate -- not the actual blatantly racist ones, but the "wolves in sheep's clothing" who "don't see color", are friendly and accepting on the surface.

" Lord, if it be your will, harden my heart. Stop me from striving to see the best in people. Stop me from being hopeful that White people can do and be better. Let me imagine them instead as white-hooded robes standing in front of burning crosses. Let me see them as hopelessly unrepentant, reprobate bigots who have blasphemed the Holy Spirit and who need to be handed over to the evil one."

"Grant me a Get Out of Judgment Free Card if I make White people the exception to your commandment to love our neighbors as we love ourselves."

This is a sick, insane, religious cult of hateful people. But institutions like churches, schools, and corporations are pushing this blatant racism mainstream.

The book is also available at Target -- a store which banned a book that gave voice to transgender people who regretted their decisions to transition.

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hmmmm 35 minutes ago

Maybe include a prayer in your book... "Dear God, Please help me to hate black people. Or at least to want to hate them I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist."

Md4 57 minutes ago

"" Lord, if it be your will, harden my heart. Stop me from striving to see the best in people. Stop me from being hopeful that White people can do and be better."

Instead of whining...why not just leave?

America isn't the right place for a lot of people anymore...

...so just go.

You'll be happier.

And we'll be happier.

You'll see...

Meatier Shower 1 hour ago

" It was not part of their blood, it came to them very late, with long arrears to make good, when the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved, they were icy – willing to wait til every count should be proved, ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low. Their eyes were level and straight. There was neither sign nor show, when the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd. It was not taught by the state. No man spoke it aloud when the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddenly bred. It will not swiftly abate. Through the chilled years ahead, when time shall count from the date that the Saxon began to hate."

- Rudyard Kipling

Sol Invictvs 2 hours ago (Edited)

They're worshiping the devil. There's no room for racial hate if you believe in God.

Kanzen Saimin 1 hour ago remove link

"If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine."

Health Vermont does not explain why there is a racially segregated line for the Covid vaccine -- apparently it's just the woke thing to do these days

Health Vermont does not admit eugenics is in play.

12Doberman 1 hour ago

They've become what they supposedly despise. They clearly have believed their own propaganda. Makes you wonder what's coming next...white's to be deprived of their property?

homeskillet 1 hour ago (Edited)

This is beyond the pale, the elites are pushing for a race ware - chaos and violence. They are the entities that should be destroyed.

jonesbeach 1 hour ago

Progressivism is not a religion of peace.

HonorSeeker 1 hour ago (Edited)

It's more like a cult. Its members are recruited for their vulnerability, for their desperation, and for their willingness to blame others for their failings. The members are groomed, brain-washed and then released upon the nation they are to act like parasites against by sapping the nation's spirit and sowing discord.

Liesel 1 hour ago remove link

I just saw the book on Amazon. Interesting enough, there were "666" reviews. You just can't make this stuff up.

secretspaniel 1 hour ago remove link

Blacks are not behind this, this whole issue is being weaponised to foment a race war to destroy us

JohnGaltsChild 1 hour ago

I refused to go into a Target the moment they started blended gender toy departments.

They're sick.

A Girl In Flyover Country 1 hour ago

There is no stopping the decline of the American empire. I wish I was wrong.

Macho Latte 1 hour ago (Edited)

WOKE HATE IS JUST GETTING STARTED

GET YOUR CHILDREN AS FAR AWAY FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL AS YOU CAN

11. The Public Schools - will ramp up their level of political indoctrination including severe anti-family, anti-white rhetoric and Woke Hate. History will be re-written destroying every level of pride in America. Prepubescent children will be made to question their gender. Heterosexual white boys will be emasculated and demonized. Interracial sex for white girls will be encouraged. The destruction of childhood will be the most horrible consequence of Woke Hate which will be administered mostly by hateful, indoctrinated, white women with children (mothers). The incalculable psychological damage to our youth will last generations. Demoralized, many will become addicted to prescription drugs. Many will commit suicide.

Neo2021 1 hour ago

I guess that's not racist. I stopped reading after learning the author's name; Dr. Chaneqa Walker. I was laughing too hard. Where is the outrage?

Ms No PREMIUM 1 hour ago remove link

People should buy a copy of that. It will be worth money as a Bolshevik relic. This won't last for ever but it's most insane displays will have shock value forever.

NewMouldy 1 hour ago remove link

Like rap music. I remember saying in the 80's "this will only be a fad" (sigh)

secretspaniel 1 hour ago

The elite are really pushing for a race war that they know will cause minorities to suffer most of all - they are literal Nazis and the real racists. Let's not forget that the people pushing this only consider themselves white when it suits their purposes. They hate black and white equally and are total extremists.

Xena fobe 1 hour ago (Edited)

Chanequa has some kind of mental health disorder.

Paranoid or schizophrenic.

Hyper Entropy 2 hours ago

How come no Targets got burned down during the riots?

Huckleberry Pie 1 hour ago

Because the looters were trying to get home with all their 'reparations'. Hard to start a fire, when your arms are full of stolen $hit.

Miler52 1 hour ago

This absurdity needs to stop. Keep stirring the pot with this divisional crap and all hell well erupt eventually. Not all 12.6% of America which is the black population support this stupidity and those that do are imbeciles and incapable of making a difference anyway. Some people are itching for a racial explosion and a completely unsafe America. They will find it very regrettable supporting such a toxic ideology.

5G-Powered Nanobots 1 hour ago

I would bet 90% of blacks in America don't support this nonsense.

mike6972 1 hour ago

It may not be 90%. But it's probably at least 75%.

Miler52 1 hour ago

Whatever the percentage actually is, the majority of Americans of any ethnicity do not support this ongoing assault on Americas ability to respect one another. And the majority of Americans are angry about the open border, the massive, abusive spend, raising taxes, the misleading HR1, packing the Supreme Court, the arrack on the 2nd Amendment, etc. This is all being done by a minority of people to collapse America.

Sol Invictvs 1 hour ago

All race hustlers need rope or lead.

For the sake of humanity.

Kanzen Saimin 1 hour ago remove link

If you've never seen the movie 'Crash', I would highly recommend it. This "Chanequa" reminds me of the character (wait for it...) Shaniqua.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uAHRs3XBt_s

Ms No PREMIUM 2 hours ago remove link

Here we go again. Constant fake hate crime.

Narrative shattered: 'KKK,' 'White power' graffiti on campus written by Black student

https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=17213

Archimedes bathwater PREMIUM 2 hours ago

That is a FAVE shock fake event. Write a racial slur on the wall somewhere (with a member of the victim class doing the writing), then send a letter to all the alumni from the college president decrying the episode whilst beating the drum for more indoctrination/re-education. When my college did this to me as an alumnus, and I couldnt respond to the college president's email (bounceback), I called the alumni office and cancelled all further contact with the school.

Ms No PREMIUM 2 hours ago

It's a favorite tactic lately.

"The suspect who allegedly vandalized four synagogues in Brooklyn with anti-Semitic graffiti over the weekend has been identified as 39-year-old Emil Benjamin, who is a Jewish man from Brooklyn."

"The person arrested for a spate of anti-Semitic graffiti in New York is apparently just mad about a business dispute and not on a hate campaign against ****; in fact, he's Jewish." (Really, they accepted that excuse? That wouldn't work for us)

"An alleged anti-Semitic attack on a kosher-style café in Winnipeg, Canada was staged by the owners of the restaurant, police now say."

http://www.renegadetribune.com/jewish-man-arrested-for-scrawling-anti-semitic-graffiti-on-brooklyn-synagogues-in-hate-crime/

https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/01/suspect-behind-new-yorks-rash-swastika-graffiti-jewish/333028/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/canadian-police-say-anti-semitic-attack-on-cafe-was-staged/

[Apr 09, 2021] Rob Manfred's All-Star Error - WSJ Major League Baseball decided last week to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta after the Georgia Legislature passed changes to the state's voting laws that many, including President Biden, called racist. Activists urged Commissioner Robert Manfred to punish Georgia. By rushing to do so without first protesting the substance of the law, Mr. Manfred made a serious mistake. The use of "muscle" or financial power to influence policy is an ancient tactic. The term "boycott" has its roots in 19th-century Ireland, where the nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell urged his followers not to deal with Charles Cunningham Boycott, a highly unpopular British land agent. A boycott is generally an act of desperation, and the original one was largely unsuccessful. Major League Baseball decided last week to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta after the Georgia Legislature passed changes to the state's voting laws that many, including President Biden, called racist. Activists urged Commissioner Robert Manfred to punish Georgia. By rushing to do so without first protesting the substance of the law, Mr. Manfred made a serious mistake. The use of "muscle" or financial power to influence policy is an ancient tactic. The term "boycott" has its roots in 19th-century Ireland, where the nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell urged his followers not to deal with Charles Cunningham Boycott, a highly unpopular British land agent. A boycott is generally an act of desperation, and the original one was largely unsuccessful. The use of "muscle" or financial power to influence policy is an ancient tactic. The term "boycott" has its roots in 19th-century Ireland, where the nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell urged his followers not to deal with Charles Cunningham Boycott, a highly unpopular British land agent. A boycott is generally an act of desperation, and the original one was largely unsuccessful. The use of "muscle" or financial power to influence policy is an ancient tactic. The term "boycott" has its roots in 19th-century Ireland, where the nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell urged his followers not to deal with Charles Cunningham Boycott, a highly unpopular British land agent. A boycott is generally an act of desperation, and the original one was largely unsuccessful. OPINION: POTOMAC WATCH CEOs vs. Georgia / The Economic Climb by Mr. Manfred's decision will be Atlanta's stadium workers and local vendors. The midsummer All-Star Game is an exhibition that benefits only the city where it's played. It was reported Tuesday morning that Denver will be the new host. The players will get paid no matter where the game takes place. MLB will get the same television revenue. The only people hurt by Mr. Manfred's decision will be Atlanta's stadium workers and local vendors. The midsummer All-Star Game is an exhibition that benefits only the city where it's played. It was reported Tuesday morning that Denver will be the new host. The players will get paid no matter where the game takes place. MLB will get the same television revenue. The only people hurt by Mr. Manfred's decision will be Atlanta's stadium workers and local vendors.
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The talk shows and editorial pages are full of questions. What is the basis for acting so forcefully against Georgia? If Georgia is racist, how can baseball talk of doing business with China? Mr. Manfred failed to spell out specific criticisms of Georgia's voting law. Now he's put himself in the awkward position of having to defend Colorado's voting laws.

During my time as commissioner, I learned that the American people view baseball as a public trust. They want the game to stand for the best and noblest of our national virtues. They see baseball as the repository of their dreams, even as they root for their favorite teams. They don't want, and won't accept, anything that separates them from the game's history and leadership.

Major League Baseball can't become a weapon in the culture wars, a hostage for one political party or ideology. It can't be only for the rich or the poor, nor can it only be for one race, as it was until 1947. Baseball must always stand above politics and its dark elements of corruption, greed and sordid selfishness. It can't go wrong by standing for national greatness.

The situation calls to mind the 2006 Duke lacrosse case, when many erred -- like Mr. Manfred has here -- by leaping to a conclusion based on assumptions rather than carefully considered facts. I've done the same thing, to my regret. Much rides on Mr. Manfred's shoulders so he must be prudent. Perhaps he now sees how complicated these issues can become. I wish him well.

Mr. Vincent was commissioner of baseball, 1989-92.

[Apr 08, 2021] Corporations 'increased' interest in hiring diverse candidates after killing of George Floyd: Year Up CEO

Apr 08, 2021 | finance.yahoo.com

Truth SQ 1 hour ago Here's a crazy idea - how about hire the best person for the job? Reply 4 JBer 46 minutes ago The interest might be there, the candidates probably aren't. Reply 2 Jones 44 minutes ago These statements are just game plays to project an image as being a good company. At the end of the day the higher ups / managers have their own buddies / crownies / clowns that they keep promoting. Reply 2 Yo 15 minutes ago Companies are making public statements because they fear being canceled more than they fear losing money on bad decisions. It is the old Pleasure Pain equation. When the pleasure derived from taking an specific action exceeds the pain involved by taking the action, you are more likely to take the action. When the pleasure derived from taking a specific action is exceeded by the pain of taking the action, you are more likely to not take the action. Corporations are making these judgement calls on everything from social justice, climate change, and the woke religion. Corporations are interested in one thing... how to separate you from your hard earned money. When "wokism" no longer pays, corporations will stop the insanity. Rational people need to start making corporations pay for choosing wokism over rational thought.
Anthony 16 minutes ago The race card over and over. Hire qualified and be open minded and then satisfaction will follow.
eric 1 hour ago Oh good, hiring based on race. What is the worst that could happen?

[Apr 05, 2021] McConnell Slams Outrage Industrial Complex As Corporations Behave Like Woke Parallel Government

This is a classic "divide and conquer" strategy for corporation, which distract population from neoliberal abuses of Wall Street banksters and financialization of the economy. It also helps to suppress the wave of populism, heat from which corporation felt very well. Paradoxically the leaden of the most pro-corporations Party voiced his objections against such behaviour of major corporatins.
Mr. McConnell accused Democrats of spreading misinformation about the Georgia legislation to justify their plans to ram throuth Senate For the People Act , which facilitated voting fraud. The bill passed the House, 220-210. No Republicans voted for it.
"This power grab is impossible to defend, so the left wants to deflect. Instead of winning the debate, they want to silence debate by bullying citizens and entire states into submission," Mr. McConnell said.
Apr 05, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Monday warned of "serious consequences" if corporations continue to use their economic power to support 'far-left causes,' the latest being a lemming response to the new voting law in Georgia, according to Bloomberg .

"From election law to environmentalism to radical social agendas to the Second Amendment, parts of the private sector keep dabbling in behaving like a woke parallel government, " he said, adding "Corporations will invite serious consequences if they become a vehicle for far-left mobs to hijack our country from outside the constitutional order."

McConnell's rebuke comes as a number of corporations, including Delta Air Lines Inc. and the Coca-Cola Co., have criticized Georgia's new election law. Major League Baseball moved its All-Star Game from Atlanta, a move endorsed by President Joe Biden .

McConnell dismissed comparisons of Georgia's new voting laws, passed by Republicans, to the Jim Crow voting restrictions for African-Americans. He said many states run by Democrats, including New York, have fewer days of early voting than Georgia's new law requires, and he cited polling showing most Americans favor voter ID requirements . -Bloomberg

"Nobody really thinks this current dispute comes anywhere near the horrific racist brutality of segregation," said McConnell - mocking Democrats for their dramatic Jim Crow analogy.

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"Our private sector must stop taking cues from the Outrage-Industrial Complex," McConnell added. " Americans do not need or want big business to amplify disinformation or react to every manufactured controversy with frantic left-wing signaling ."


JimmyJones 2 hours ago (Edited) remove link

Eat a Big "icecream cone" McConnel, you POS. You knew that last election was a complete fraud and you did nothing even worse actively worked against the uncovering and exposing of that fraud. As if we don't see through your fake outrage. I hope you are primaried and replaced.

McConnel you are a Traitor, we all know.

znilboy 2 hours ago

Guess he thinks enough time has passed and we forgot already..

Ghost of Porky 1 hour ago

Nearly 50 years as a conservative in public office.

Hasn't conserved a damn thing.

Buzz-Kill 19 minutes ago (Edited) remove link

Mitch's public service, for the people, has made him very wealthy.

How did that happen? Term Limits PLEASE!!!

Kayman 1 hour ago remove link

Despite McConnell doing nothing about clipping the wings of this Woke Corporatism, at least he is mouthing the words,

[Apr 04, 2021] Russia's Lavrov Warns Of Surging Anti-White Racism In US - ZeroHedge

Apr 04, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says there is surging "aggression against white people" in the United States and that it is harming efforts to fight racism.

Lavrov made the comments during an interview with political scientists that was broadcast on national television.

"We were pioneers of the movement promoting equal rights of people of any skin color," said Lavrov, adding that "everyone wants to get rid of racism."

However, he emphasized how it was important "not to switch to the other extreme which we saw during the 'BLM' (Black Lives Matter) events and the aggression against white people, white U.S. citizens."

Lavrov also insisted that forces within the U.S. were trying to spread a "cultural revolution" around the world by forcing "diversity" down everyone's throats.

"Hollywood is now also changing its rules so that everything reflects the diversity of modern society," he said, labeling it "a form of censorship."

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"I've seen Black people play in Shakespeare's comedies. Only I don't know when there will be a white Othello," Lavrov said.

"You see this is absurd. Political correctness taken to the point of absurdity will not end well," he concluded.

As we previously highlighted , after every mass shooting, journalists and leftists rush to blame white people even before the perpetrator has been identified.

In the case of the Boulder supermarket shooting, this backfired massively after it was revealed that the gunman was an Islamist immigrant from the Middle East.

After the Atlanta shooting attack which targeted massage parlors, the media once again whipped up hysteria over "white supremacy," despite the fact that authorities found absolutely zero evidence the assault was motivated by race.

This led New York Times contributor Damon Young to assert that "whiteness is a pandemic" and "the only way to stop it is to locate it, isolate it, extract it, and kill it."

"He was not fired from his job at The Root and the New York Times refused to condemn him -- such proclamations are what they pay him for!" writes Chris Menahan .

This narrative, in addition to Critical Race Theory, which teaches that all the United States' problems are the fault of white people, has clearly created an atmosphere where race hate directed towards white people is not only tolerated, it is openly encouraged.


Lordflin 6 hours ago (Edited)

I feel as though I have woken up on the other side of the looking glass...

We are the ones on the 'other side of the iron curtain' my friends...

Something of a surreal experience, wouldn't you say...?

r0mulus 5 hours ago (Edited)

It's a convenient scapegoat the hegemons are hoping to hide themselves in while the USA wanes and the USD/American dream slowly melts into a supranational corporate, fascist dystopia. We're a good way on our journey, not too much further to go now. Writing is and has been on the wall.

r0mulus 5 hours ago

I honestly don't know enough about the upper reaches of the "deep state" power structure to be able to say for sure, but I do know that they are interested in dominating everything forever in a self-perpetuating rentier and seignorage friendly autocracy, and that as subjects to their power, we've no rights to fair markets, no rights to fair legal systems, and even increasingly no rights to fair scientific/empirical systems (definition of reality). How could one living with an honest understanding of that situation ever want to support such a society?

Misesmissesme 6 hours ago

South Africa part deux

DPLETTENBERG 6 hours ago

Similar but not quite like South Africa. Here a small minority (16%) of the population is somehow given power and control over the majority.

Christian whites have been ingrained with the idea of forgiveness and turning the other cheek. This belief may well cause our destruction. It's time to value truth over turning the other cheek.

r0mulus 5 hours ago

Well said- I've been curious as to what the thoughts of non-"black" Afrikaaners have been about their society...

two hoots 6 hours ago (Edited)

Life is like the yellow brick road, as you approach the end you discover the many perceptions and beliefs that provided your support along the way are mostly fallacies, manipulations and deceptions. Once there, don't linger on it, accept it and find your peace. Life is.

eatthebanksters 5 hours ago

Except the percentage of the population who are white and who agree the left is nuts is far larger than in South Africa. South Africa didn't need to cheat to win an election.

HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 6 hours ago

As someone who served in the former West Germany during the Cold War, yes, it is a very strange time.

Sir Edge 6 hours ago

Russia's Lavrov Warns Of Surging Anti-White Racism In US

Wow... There goes Russia again meddling in USA affairs by telling the truth ...

chunga 6 hours ago

This Lavrov is an impressive individual. I don't think we have anything like him in the US.

Ignatius 6 hours ago (Edited)

My concern is that Lavrov's statements -- which, in isolation, I agree with -- feeds the narrative that if one is against CRT then one is obviously a Russian agent (aka, more "Russian collusion" BS).

Our current overlords are a clever, though evil lot. Don't underestimate them.

chunga 6 hours ago

The fake news experts will say that. Who cares.

I remember a few years ago there was a fake news conference of some sort and a bunch of the talkers were shouting questions at Lavrov like maniacs and Lavrov just laughed at them, completely un-phased and said "where are your manners?" The guy is clearly cut from a different cloth.

Biff M 6 hours ago

...white people and males. [there. I fixed it for ya]

enjoy your S Africa experience.

SQRT 69 6 hours ago remove link

Big difference in S. Africa where whites were an overwhelming minority to blacks. Here in the US whites are still the majority while blacks are roughly 13%. The intelligent ones know that this is a setup by the ruling class (Anglo Zionist Cabal) to create a polarized society that doesn't notice the show going on right before their eyes, i.e. the Cabal looting the nation and leaving behind a hollowed out corpse.

harvester0fsorrow 6 hours ago

Russian leaders are far more intelligent and honest than ours. Sad that the once free-est nation in the world is now turnimg quickly fascist. no...it cannot end well

WorkingClassMan 6 hours ago

Turning quickly maoist. This is almost the exact same playbook, complete with Red Guard mobs.

TBT or not TBT 6 hours ago

And the Marxist struggle sessions. It's amazing to see my wife's zoom style meetings during the faux plague spending time on trading confessions of guilt for all imaginable bias and insensitivity.

Portal 6 hours ago remove link

It's not entirely about racism.

Democrats want to deconstruct America.

Destroy small businesses, the bastion of free market capitalism. Destroy traditions. Destroy cultural sports. Destroy the military. Destroy the Constitution. Destroy elections. The list goes on...

cforeman44z 6 hours ago remove link

WHO owns the media? If you know, then you will know WHO is behind this cultural revolution and WHO the TRUE ENEMY is.

LeadPipeDreams 6 hours ago

... forces within the U.S. were trying to spread a "cultural revolution" around the world by forcing "diversity" down everyone's throats.

Uh...these (((forces))) within the U.S. have been trying to spread a "cultural revolution" in every country for millenia. The U.S. is simply (((their))) primary target at the moment.

Iron Noob 4 hours ago remove link

Russia wants sanity to prevail so that it can avoid a nuclear exchange with the US. That is why it is trying to make common cause with the sane people in the US.

[Apr 02, 2021] Corporate America's 'Big Lie' - WSJ by Kmberley A. Strassel

So, "black bolshevism" is onthe upswing. "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."
And those executives who signed the letter actually are trying to prolong the rule of neoliberalism in the USA, the rule that hurts black population equally or more than white population outside of top 10%.
Apr 02, 2021 | www.wsj.com
ID requirements are no more racist at the ballot box than they are on a Delta flight.

Corporate chieftains last year criticized Donald Trump for denying his re-election defeat. So it's quite a spectacle to see them actively spreading the left's own big lie about elections.

According to Delta CEO Ed Bastian, there is only one reason Georgia passed a voting reform: to suppress the votes of black Americans and other minorities. Georgia's Republican Legislature used the "excuse" of voter fraud to "make it harder for many underrepresented voters" to "exercise their constitutional right to elect their representatives," Mr. Bastian wrote this week in a memo to employees.

Mr. Bastian has plenty of company in the C-suites. Some 72 black executives, including the CEO of Merck and a former CEO of American Express, signed an open letter calling on corporate colleagues to fight "undemocratic" and "un-American" GOP efforts across the states to "assault" the "fundamental tenets of our democracy." Coca-Cola , Microsoft and Apple chimed in, and dozens more are readying outraged press releases.

Nancy Pelosi couldn't be more thrilled. Democrats and the activist left have long honed their techniques for intimidating corporations. They successfully pressured companies into withdrawing contributions from free-market groups, into embracing a climate-change agenda, into refraining from political contributions, into adopting new "social" investment criteria.

Enlisting corporate America to help peddle a patently false narrative is their biggest success by far. The left spent last year using litigation and political pressure to alter and weaken election standards across the country. Democratic lawmakers and the Biden administration moved swiftly to cement this effort with a federal takeover of state election law, the bill known as H.R.1.

Its enactment is still no sure thing, so the left is trying to block election-reform efforts at the state level. Central to this campaign is the dishonest claim that Republicans are launching these efforts only because they lost the White House and because they want to cripple the minority vote. Activists have spent weeks threatening companies that didn't join them with boycotts, protests and the label of "Jim Crow racists," and companies have complied.

Thus the sight of the nation's top business leaders monotonously reciting a fact-free narrative. As they know, state legislatures are moving to reaffirm longstanding rules and restore confidence in electoral systems that were arbitrarily remade during Covid. ID requirements are no more racist at the ballot box than on a Delta flight. Some 36 states have them, and they've been upheld by the Supreme Court. It isn't Jim Crow to codify the use of the ad hoc drop boxes that sprung up last year. It isn't voter suppression to reaffirm that activists aren't allowed to approach voters in line, especially to solicit votes with gifts (contrary to urban legend, the Georgia law allows poll workers to provide water). The Georgia law expands voting, adding early voting on more weekends and providing additional equipment and poll workers in larger precincts.

Mr. Bastian's moralizing memo fails to cite a single one of the supposedly "egregious measures" in the bill that will suppress the vote, although he does stress he hears his employees' "pain."

The letter from the 72 executives misstates the Georgia rules, suggesting the only way to satisfy the ID requirement is with a driver's license, even though "200,000 Georgians lack a license." In fact, voters can also use a free, state-issued nondriver ID, and those who lack one can fulfill the requirement with a Social Security number or even a copy of a "current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck." The letter suggests the Georgia "playbook" -- enacting rules less onerous than those in many blue states, as Karl Rove has noted in these pages -- is of a piece with "police dogs, poll taxes, literacy taxes." One can only hope Merck is more rigorous when conducting pharmaceutical trials.

Corporate CEOs may think this virtue signaling will spare them the left's boycotts or Democrats' punitive legislative measures. That's a sucker's bet given this week's Democratic plan to siphon $2.3 trillion from corporations to fund new spending. Meanwhile, longtime Republican defenders of corporate activity are rapidly losing interest in aiding CEOs who promote partisan conspiracy theories. Witness Sen. Marco Rubio's fuming tweet on Thursday calling Delta a "woke corporate hypocrite," noting that the company is "business partners with the Chinese Communist Party," raking in "billions of dollars in a country that doesn't even have elections."

Smart executives have long understood the value of political neutrality. Corporate America is now throwing its lot in with one of the most partisan, brass-knuckle, dishonest campaigns in recent political history. It will be a long time mending fences with Republicans -- if that's even possible.

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[Mar 28, 2021] The problem of black underclass in the USA

Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

Thomas , says: March 25, 2021 at 9:46 pm GMT • 2.8 days ago

@Jack D est," in the words of Jeremy Bentham.

The Great Commission to Uplift the American Negro is a long-running national project that goes back at least to the 1850s. It's recurred in cycles that always eventually founder, creating at best a "talented tenth"-type elite and leaving the great mass of the black underclass where they are or worse.

It can only continue to the extent that it does because of willful ahistoriocity on the part of its adherents, at least with respect to past cycles.

As our esteemed host has pointed out time and again, liberals are forbidden to know of any history relevant to blacks prior to the 21st century other than slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, and Emmett Till.

[Mar 28, 2021] The George Floyd incident is illustrative. Police were not being brutal or confrontational when they approached Floyd. Floyd escalated the situation by refusing to comply with simple instructions. This is at the root of almost all police/public confrontations.

Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

Known Fact , says: March 25, 2021 at 1:56 pm GMT • 3.1 days ago

Why crime rises and falls is a devilishly complicated question.

In journalism, always a blaring alarm that a thumb-sucking pile of BS is about to follow. In fact, insert anything you want in front of "is a complicated question." But crime in particular is not complicated to explain. It's just unpleasant and embarrassing to face up to.

unit472 , says: March 25, 2021 at 2:05 pm GMT • 3.1 days ago

The George Floyd incident is illustrative. Police were not being brutal or confrontational when they approached Floyd. Floyd escalated the situation by refusing to comply with simple instructions. This is at the root of almost all police/public confrontations.

Police are required to investigate a violation of the law. If you hinder that investigation, physically resist or flee things go south. They can't just let you go if they believe you did something illegal. Had Floyd cooperated he would have likely ended up with a misdemeanor charge of passing a counterfeit bill,booked at the jail and bonded out in a couple of hours.

Underclass negroes simply refuse to take the easy way out believing they can talk ( lie ) their way out of a situation of their own making or, failing that, flee and everybody will just forget about it.

[Mar 28, 2021] If you're looking for a sinister oligarch angle which explains people like Warren Buffett* supporting BLM, perhaps the idea is to tank the values of gentrified urban property again in order to make money by chopping up exurban/suburban farms into tract housing and selling it to the urban refugees for the next 30-40 years.

Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

Alec Leamas (hard at work) , says: March 25, 2021 at 2:22 pm GMT • 3.1 days ago

If you lived in an urban area through the 60s-90s urban crime wave, you could have predicted this with more precision than Mr. Sharkey.

If you're looking for a sinister oligarch angle which explains people like Warren Buffett* supporting BLM, perhaps the idea is to tank the values of gentrified urban property again in order to make money by chopping up exurban/suburban farms into tract housing and selling it to the urban refugees for the next 30-40 years. Then you scoop up the low value urban property anticipating that the normies will actually demand policing again like they did in 1994 they can sell "redeveloped" real estate in cities to the kids who grew up in boring suburbs again. Population churn yielding increased profits for eternity . . .

* a few years ago Buffett got into the realty brokerage business for some reason.

[Mar 28, 2021] Atlantic: Yes, the Racial Reckoning Unleashed Mayhem...But That's a Good Thing!

Mar 28, 2021 | www.unz.com

STEVE SAILER MARCH 25, 2021

Americans are experiencing a crime wave unlike anything we've seen this century. After decades of decline, shootings have surged in the past few years. In 2020, gun deaths reached their highest point in U.S. history in the midst of a pandemic. In 2021, although researchers can't yet say anything definite about overall crime, shooting incidents appear to be on the rise in many places.

... Sharkey anticipated both the summer of anti-police protests and the possibility that souring police-civilian relations would contribute to an increase in violent crime.

Thompson: The subtitle of your book Uneasy Peace is The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence . Is it safe to say that the "great crime decline" has come to an end?

Sharkey: I would say it is very clearly paused. What remains to be seen is just how anomalous last year was. There's a possibility that this was just a year when social life was completely destabilized in so many ways, and that resulted in a huge surge of violence that was temporary. That's the hope.

Their public spaces have not been maintained. Their schools are underfunded.

"Underfunded" is a euphemism for "have students with low test scores." E.g., "Washington D.C.'s underfunded schools." Presumably, it means "underfunded relative to some theoretical amount of money, such as a gajillion dollars, that would be sufficient to raise these students' test scores to average."

Unlike The Atlantic , I came up with 274 more murders in Chicago in 2020 and in 103 other cities back on January 6 in Taki's Magazine , which has no paywall.

Since the Racial Reckoning was declared, blacks have been shooting people, mostly other blacks, at a high rate.

Sharkey: My work looks most closely at where crime is happening, not at individual victims. But there are some things we think we know. Intimate-partner violence increased in 2020. So did hate crimes against Asians. But the overall demographics of victims is incredibly consistent over time. It's young people of color, particularly young men of color. I don't see anything yet to indicate that's changed dramatically.

It's all those dark-skinned Tamil Brahmin young men of color shooting each other in suburban New Jersey.


Polistra , says: March 25, 2021 at 9:28 am GMT • 3.3 days ago

"the overall demographics of victims is incredibly consistent over time. It's young people of color, particularly young men of color."

That's it for the victims all right. Tragic for sure. But let's focus on the perpetrators for once, shall we? The perpetrators are bullets , and shots which ring out . These things come from guns .

These things happen all by themselves, of course, so the solution is to make sure that law-abiding people are never in control of these things, which happen. Have I got this right now?

william munny , says: March 25, 2021 at 10:09 am GMT • 3.2 days ago

Sharkey is trying to take a victory lap. As a sociologist in his 30s, he "predicted" that historically low crime rates would not stay historically low, confident he would be proven prescient. He blamed it on not giving enough to blacks, which is catnip to sociologists, the NPR crowd, and the media. His profession and clowns like Coates make him famous in his field because he is available for soundbites suggesting that reparations are necessary. A few years later, when the crime rate inevitably rises, he can say I told you so. He thought it might take many years, but it was only about 6.

On a related note, I am beginning my book on how the introduction of critical race theory into preschools, the banning of racist Dr. Seuss books, Netflix algorithms forcing people to see previews of Beyonce's Black is King every time they touch their remote, and the new privately-funded welfare programs for non-whites only have caused the crime rate to fall from 2020-2021 back to more typical levels. Watch for my interviews before 2030.

Jake , says: March 25, 2021 at 11:10 am GMT • 3.2 days ago
@william munny

Yep, Sharkey made himself a major young academic star, and Steve explains how and why: But crime rates mostly seem to go up and down depending up what Important People want. E.g., from the early 1990s onward, Important People were sick of all the murders in New York City, so New York eventually became the least homicidal big city in America.

The Elites wanted this rise in violent crime, so they could blame racists, the white trash, the Deplorables, Middle America, whiteness, etc. That serves as cover for their Satanic level of wealth accrued at the same time that they are murdering the middle class and reducing the working class to beggary from Big Government.

[Mar 27, 2021] Ghetto Studies and the Wokegensia

Mar 27, 2021 | torrancestephensphd.substack.com

This is not the only example of fake scholarship being employed to confirm the nonexistent and implement damage on the Black community. In Oregon , the Department of Education is urging teachers to register for training in what they called "ethnomathematics." The reason being is that out of the blue they "feel (without research or proof)" that White supremacy manifests itself in the focus on finding the right answer in Math. This is based on their premise that amidst a pandemic, importance should be placed on "dismantling racism in mathematics" rather than teaching skills that make black students competent in Math.

More dumb shit for lack of a better descriptor. Now correct me if I am wrong, if math is so racist, why do more half of Asians/Pacific Islanders ( 52% ) scored at or above the proficient level in math in the United States?

The results from the 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), from 2015, placed the U.S. an unimpressive 38th out of 71 countries in math and 24th in science. According to the most recent data, the US is behind China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and ranks 37th in proficiency in Math globally.

The progressive liberal academic is a heretic – an unprincipled person who as George Orwell described in Animal Farm, thinks that some animals are more equal than others. They know what is best for all and as such, all should think like them, be forced to think like them or be censored if one thinks or dares to state otherwise. Thus, in their purview, even the ridiculous becomes sane. Even if it means asserting that math, objectivity and science are inherently racist. The Seattle school district believes this, that math is a representation of white privilege and structural racism. Why, for no other reason than the Oregon department of education does – that showing your work and coming to the correct solution is something black students can't do...

[Mar 27, 2021] Woke Supremacy - Way Worse than White Privilege and Systemic Racism - The Thought Crime-Permanently Banned from Twitter You

Mar 27, 2021 | torrancestephensphd.substack.com

Woke Supremacy - Way Worse than White Privilege and Systemic Racism When you promote Anti-racism, you get Anti-Argument Torrance Stephens, PhD Mar 22 6 2


I am a relic. I am a child of segregation and remember the marches in Memphis during the garbage strikes in 1968. I unlike many today claiming the experience of racism, was born in a black only hospital in Memphis – John Gaston hospital .

Yesterday a friend of mine asked if I saw the Grammy's. I take it he already knew that my answer was no, so he sent me two video clips. I gave up award shows decades ago for in my purview they were merely a reflection of mindless celebrity twaddle. But being the person, I am, I watched and saw something of a pornographic depiction during prime television. Couldn't wrap my head around it, or how this was even considered to be TV friendly given the present environment in which the Looney Tunes French skunk Pepe Le Pew is suggested to propagate the toxic masculinity of rape culture and that Dr. Seuss books are racist. But what would one expect from a collective of folk who mandate having a vagina or the color of one's skin is more important than competency for filling any job or political appointment.

Then again, maybe two black women (questionable) shaking azz surrounded by other half naked black women (questionable) twerking in cages, rubbing their puzzies together is the representation of black female empowerment as defined most likely by white feminist. Strange given that calling them women and the use of the word female reflects the patriarchy (see how dumb these arguments or anti-arguments can be.) Things change so fast that it is difficult to take any of this emotional dissonance serious. Just a year or two back, scientific papers were published and even lauded that theorized about the " overt objectification and dehumanization of Black people "and how " Black women are sexually objectified at an interpersonal level ." Others lectured on " how racist, sexist, and classist ideologies contributed to sexual objectification experiences (SOEs) among African American women " and how "black women are more likely than white women to be sexually objectified and perceived less than fully human."

There is so much going on in the age of woke supremacy that you cannot literally keep up. Used to be that segregation was evil, now they segregate under the progressive guise of keeping Black people safe from white people. Truth of the matter using FBI and Department of Justice data, black folk would be way (more) safer around white folk than another Black folk. I am not hating, just stating a fact, just like blacks are more likely to die from drowning , in particular kids ages 5 to 14 , or a Stroke than by a white cop. But my fault, I forgot that Math is racist. This is how the anti-argument of woke supremacists functions.

All this idiocy started with the agenda of convincing US citizens that this country is the worst and most racist ever has been going on since the 1960's. Each decade it's gotten worse. I believe the goal is to condition people to accept extreme change. People will accept it because they believe our present system is so hopeless and they're winning because it has substituted the significance of narrative over fact and reason. The examples are too numerous to count because the dialectic of woke supremacy is not rooted in science and ergo non-existent.

Take the recent shootings in Atlanta that targeted several message parlors. The quick take for the purpose of narration was that this action was a hate crime and that it evidenced that white supremacy was the cause of this given that the man charged killed eight people, six of which were Asians and two whites. Thus, it was easy for an unsubstituted contention – that this was confirmation of a rising tide of violence against Asian Americans (mostly Korean) based on white supremacy and the words of Donald Trump regarding a virus originally from China was why this happened. Although the record notes this man was a confirmed sex addict, who spent time in rehabilitation for sex addiction and an eye witnesses report he always talked about dealing with his sex addiction by shooting up the message parlors that (lets be honest) take advantage of illegal immigrants and turn them into prostitutes. Dude was on his way to Florida to do the same. Also, data documents that Atlanta is one of the largest hubs for adult and child trafficking. This was too reasonable and fact-based for the woke anti-argument crew. All that mattered was the color of the folk he shot and that he was white, not even to be considered was that one would think a white supremacist wouldn't shoot two white people dead, pay to have sex with Asians in places he had visited or be motivated by a fear of a virus called something by a former President.

There is also avoiding the fact that according to the FBI and Urban Institute , Atlanta has an internal child/human sex trafficking issue , in which minors , many recruited and exploited for sex. It is estimated that around 100 adolescent girls are exploited each night in Georgia via escort services, erotic/nude massage parlors, internet-based exploitation and other avenues. The big cities presently reporting an increase in anti-Asian violence are place like Oakland, San Francisco and New York (large democrat run places where most attackers are non-white Blacks), not Atlanta. Thus, it is possible in the Atlanta shooting, race was not a factor.

Yet this is too logical for the typical woke supremacist so they double down. Once upon a time Kamala Harris was the first Asian American female senator, then became the first African American Vice President and now she over night has changed into the first Asian American Vice President to meet the narrative. The Anti-Argument woke supremacist do not and cannot self-correct for it would support the notion that facts, math, science, reason and objectivity are real, and that they could be wrong.

Sad truth is that this has been occurring since the 1980s in America. The Rev. Al Sharpton had the gumption to suggest that former President Trump inspired this wave of anti-Asian violence happening around the country. He forgets that in the 1990s he led a boycott against Korean immigrants in Brooklyn which resulted in several Korean immigrant businesses going out of business. The same was true during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots which resulted in more than 2,000 Korean-owned businesses being looted or burned (45 percent of all damages caused by the riot). As I recall, none of the police who beat Rodney King were Asian.

The woke know this, and that this is an endemic behavior exhibited by the wokiest Blacks in America. In past tweets, San Francisco school board's Vice President Alison Collins called Asian Americans as 'house n***ers' and has been asked to resign but indicates she will not. This is how woke supremacy is – be racist to others while at the same time claim to be fighting anti-Black racism and white supremacy. The lack of self-awareness is thick. Same is true for Alexi McCammond , the short-lived Teen Vogue editor. She also had to go after her tweets presenting racist tropes of Asian-Americans while in college surfaced. Prior to this, she was wokity woke-woke.

Woke supremacy is dangerous. The problem isn't that the woke want to destroy everything, the problem is that they will take everybody down with them just to divide everyone by skin color alone. Merit-based activities by their axiological nature are racist and equal white supremacy although such has been practiced around the world for centuries prior to the establishment of America. No country that punishes folk for intelligence and hard work can survive. Sad thing is the people who are the main pushers of this behavioral Fentanyl are the wealthiest of the wealthy and most privileged Blacks in America – Lebron James, Oprah Winfrey, almost every dimwit in Hollywood, Joy "homophobic" Reid and Don Lemon among others (one reason most people hate Hollywood and celebrities at this point). Nobody gives a hoot what they think. Only the woke supremacist would consider a multi-millionaire white black hybrid royal duchess oppressed. If you can't concede to this then it's off with your head.

Unfortunately, there will never be an honest media again if we do not stand and fight back. We are too far gone for words and conversations. These people have no good intentions. They want revenge. They have no problem lying to further their goals because they are disingenuous actors to begin with. If Americans aren't ready to stand up and treat these people as tyrants, then it's really going to get worse. Why? Because these people are so focused on grievances they forget to live, and pull everyone down with them. Me, I only live when I sleep, then I awake. Had no reason to become woke for I already was. The thing is with these cats is that like in a clique of cannibals, one day, it's your azz on the plate. 6 2

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It's nice to know that intelligent people are as fed up with woke insanity as I am. Hang in there, doc, by the end of Biden's term (Harris, rather) enough dummies will be on our side to enable the MAGA movement to return in triumph.

[Mar 26, 2021] Every other ad has a mixed couple, every company makes sure their image, etc is associated with "diversity".

Mar 26, 2021 | www.unz.com

Spect3r , says: March 25, 2021 at 8:32 am GMT • 1.5 days ago

@Alfred ent to spend a weekend in Oslo she was shocked how we would go through some areas where you wouldnt see any white people.
If no one told you that was Oslo, you wouldnt had figure it out by yourself.

When i registered to take Norwegian classes, that i was paying, a few days before the course started i was informed that i have lost my position to someone because they had refugee status WTF?? I am paying and still i dont have priority? Their reply but you are European, others need more than you.

Every other ad has a mixed couple, every company makes sure their image, etc is associated with "diversity".
Seriously, is no different from Netherlands, France, etc

[Mar 26, 2021] The US government is demonizing the very backbone of the US military right-leaning white [men] to an absolutely astounding extent. It's like they are trying to collapse the empire. Maybe they are

Mar 26, 2021 | www.unz.com

anonymousperson , says: March 22, 2021 at 7:41 pm GMT • 4.0 days ago

There is absolutely no reason at all for any American, especially white ones, to fight and die for the Zionist-Washington empire. Even America's "decline" is misleading. It is the American EMPIRE in decline, not the continental heartland of the USA itself. Don't join the military.

JoaoAlfaiate , says: March 24, 2021 at 10:29 pm GMT • 1.9 days ago

" .whites have no reason to fight for a government that discriminates against them, replaces them through immigration, and scorns their heritage."

This is perhaps more true and more dangerous than the author realizes.

In the US Army the combat arms-infantry, armor, artillery, combat engineers-are staffed at the enlisted level mostly with patriotic middle class whites from rural backgrounds. Support jobs like cook, field wireman, supply clerk, etc. are populated with folks having a different socio economic profile.

If the very people the USG-and especially the current Administration-are doing their utmost to alienate stop enlisting and reenlisting, well, who is going to pull the trigger?

AndrewR , says: March 25, 2021 at 5:28 am GMT • 1.6 days ago
@anonymousperson unauthorized Capitol tour upped the ante even more. The US government is demonizing the very backbone of the US military – right-leaning white [men] – to an absolutely astounding extent. It's like they are trying to collapse the empire. Maybe they are.

Anyway I brought all this up with this guy and he just said "I don't really follow all that." And for every uninformed and apathetic vet like this guy, there are probably a few uninformed and apathetic 18 year olds who want to enlist. Perhaps the saving grace is that these boys (and girls) will not reenlist like they used to, thus starving the military of NCOs, or at least white ones.

Good luck Uncle Shmuel: you're gonna need it

By-tor , says: March 25, 2021 at 4:08 am GMT • 1.7 days ago
@JoaoAlfaiate

In the US Army the combat arms-infantry, armor, artillery, combat engineers-are staffed at the enlisted level mostly with patriotic middle class whites from rural backgrounds. Support jobs like cook, field wireman, supply clerk, etc. are populated with folks having a different socio economic profile.

If the very people the USG-and especially the current Administration-are doing their utmost to alienate stop enlisting and reenlisting, well, who is going to pull the trigger?

Hopefully, it will be Re'derrik, Enrique, Mohammed, Aahan, Chao, Stevie ( formerly Sally ) and Juan.

Anonymous [374] Disclaimer , says: March 25, 2021 at 8:51 am GMT • 1.5 days ago
@AndrewR Concept of the operation is to turn the US into a South Africa or Zimbabwe analog: not influential internationally, but with a regime protection force and no law to speak of. To do this, the US military must be turned from a combat force into a regime protection force. The US Army has largely given up direct combat employing conventional infantry, has realized that special operations don't have a strategic effect (it's essentially a force multiplier, an analog to the "forlorn hopes" of medieval warfare). That is, the US Army is no longer a combat force. It is not, however, a regime protection force and cannot be with current personnel. It would have to be re-populated (as was academia) before it can be fully converted into a regime protection force.
KenH , says: March 25, 2021 at 11:45 am GMT • 1.4 days ago

Whites who don't hate themselves should welcome America's geopolitical decline and eventual displacement. Anything that weakens this anti-white satrapy leading to its total collapse is a good thing.

[Mar 15, 2021] History repeats and now identity movement replicates some Bolsheviks practices; it is clear to what end this lead

"Woke" racism is a form of financial oligarchy control of population. Specifically the attempt to rule by classic "divide and conquer" strategy and hide the problems connected with the collapse of neoliberalism in the USA under the smoke screen of racial injustice. So yes this is replication of Bolshevik's practices.
Notable quotes:
"... I am appalled at what is currently occurring in schools in the U.S. Sadly, under the guise of progress, history is repeating itself in the country I chose to escape the nightmares of my early childhood. ..."
"... Winter Park, Fla. ..."
"... East Amherst, N.Y. ..."
Mar 15, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Originally from: Dividing by Race in Schools Is Destructive - WSJ

Mr. Bartning's account of his children's grade school's new "curriculum" hit a nerve in me. I grew up in Poland, born shortly after World War II, so my early childhood experiences included attending school in Stalinist and communist times.

We, too, were encouraged to report on each other and our parents: their habits, what radio stations they listened to, etc. Since kindergarten we were spoon fed stories of heroic young pioneers who, as activists, valued their country's leaders and its agenda above their own families. We were taught two versions of the history of our country: one, official and propagandized in school, the other, real and truthful at home. My parents later told me they were afraid I would say something in school which would result in them being arrested.


I am appalled at what is currently occurring in schools in the U.S. Sadly, under the guise of progress, history is repeating itself in the country I chose to escape the nightmares of my early childhood.

Barbara Anderson

[Mar 12, 2021] Mediocrity Is Now Mandatory by Andy Kessler

Is not this a new variant of Soviet promotion of sons and daughters of "workers and peasants" in university education on the new level.
Notable quotes:
"... But what colleges love more than anything are untalented, hard-working individuals that will stick around for years to get that degree. The tuition money just keeps rolling in and it doesn't matter whether it is mom and dad's money or the governments. ..."
"... Why do you think colleges have separate categories for military members using the GI Bill? Because even if they're dull the college knows they will pay their bill. ..."
Mar 12, 2021 | www.wsj.com

Feb. 7, 2021

Has an era of American mediocrity begun? In January the College Board announced it would eliminate the essay portion of the SAT, as well as all of the separate SAT subject tests. Their stated purpose was "reducing and simplifying demands on students." Such a burden.

One high school near me just dropped freshman advanced-standing (honors) English "to combat the effects of academic 'tracking" because it "ultimately separates students of different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds." It turns out that middle schools from lower-income areas aren't adequately preparing their students for high school. So rather than fix that problem, they dumbed down high school.

... ... ...

Virtually all universities and now many companies have D&I departments, for diversity and inclusion. Sounds worthy. But as far as I can tell, the No. 1 job of a D&I department is to hire more people into the D&I department. No one ever mentions excellence.

T Terrence M Ryan SUBSCRIBER 4 weeks ago Regression towards the mean is now more than a statistical phenomenon, it is a policy. 5 Share link Report B Barbara Shamah SUBSCRIBER 4 weeks ago This has been going on for a long time. By dumbing down admissions for everyone, it's just now more open. China doesn't have to lift a finger. Self destruction is here 19 Share link Report B Blanche O'Brien SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago It's true that colleges are making it "easier" to get in or more "holistic" as he says but that's because enrollments are down. The open admissions policies like some have are making it harder for other colleges to "compete" in the capitalist framework that they are all now using. So let's face it, it all comes down to money. So what the author is really saying although it's probably not his intention ha ha, is that capitalism is driving mediocrity! Don't get me wrong, the Boomer generation really did everyone a disfavor by raising an entire generation of millennials to think that everyone is a "winner" and to not be able to handle criticism. However, I think his argument is a bit off here as to who (or what) is to blame. J joseph barbato SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago The article mentions Hampshire College. Both the author and the readers might appreciate this additional information about the school. Enrollment between 2018 and 2019 was down 94%.

https://www.boston.com/news/education/2019/05/09/hampshire-college-15-students-fall-2019 Doug Eaton Doug Eaton SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Merit is now governed by the "progressive" powers that be determining if the person thinks and votes they way they do. If they do, the candidates are automatically deserving. If they don't they are cancelled.

In other words, conservatives and Christians need not apply. 3 Share link Report W William McIntire SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Mediocrity isn't new. This trend has been in place a long time. When I was in college in the early 80's it was already in place. After recently being downsized in the engineering industry, where I worked for over 30 years, I would note that college grads generally have no idea what the heck they are doing, as a rule. I got to the point that more than 20 years ago I would not hire a new college grad from an engineering school to work in my department. Few of them can think and even fewer can articulate a basic sentence much less develop a study report. The last 10-15 years have been the worst with functional illiterates being sent to my office for interviews that knew nothing about the company they were interviewing for and could not demonstrate basic engineering skills, much less communication skills. Their entire lives are centered around social media and without cell coverage they are lost. I think about this every time I cross a bridge or overpass these days. Doug Eaton Doug Eaton SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago

Mediocrity isn't new.

What is new is the institutionalization of it.
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Charles Clemmons SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Thank goodness for Equity! College professors will no longer have to fend off those bright students who ask pesky, penetrating questions. Their classes will be filled with nescient victims giggling over their tired Bon mots. One can hardly wait for a stampede of stupefication to hit grad school and the employment market. This re-defined Know-Nothing movement should last at least as long as it takes an equity-selected crew to crash a space vehicle. Like thumb_up 6 Share link Report D Deirdre Hood SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago If you haven't watched the movie "Idiocracy", please so so. We are there now...
Like thumb_up 6 Share link Report P Paul Runge SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Vonnegut nailed it with his short story "Harrison Bergeron". Welcome to the monkey house. 9 Share link Report R Ross Johnston SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago I believe this was all indirectly predicted 25 years ago in the Bell Curve. Ever since I read that book (which you can't unread) I wondered how it would play out in a diversifying world - and now I see . Outperformance is now called "unfair advantage" and merit is looked upon like Pol Pott's soldiers in the "Killings Fields" who asked for the "academics" to step forward for "reeducation" - which landed them dead in a field with a plastic bag tied around their head.

It really is the dumbing down of America, but I'm sure it's a global phenomenon. The SAT Board has already had to dumb down the test twice over the past 15 years to keep scores moving up as the cohort taking the test scored lower and lower on average. The elimination of the modules is a logical next step if want to dumb it down further.

I doubt you want your Medicare/Medicaid covered heart surgeon to be from the Bahama's School of Medicine - hired for reasons of diversity quota - with no class ranking - do you? C Christopher Petersen SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago You don't get it, do you?

Colleges created diversity programs to create a larger clientele. Colleges still want the smartest kids because having alumni become Nobel Laureates creates bragging rights. Colleges also want really smart kids that are going to drop out and create amazing things because their name will be attached to them forever. But what colleges love more than anything are untalented, hard-working individuals that will stick around for years to get that degree. The tuition money just keeps rolling in and it doesn't matter whether it is mom and dad's money or the governments.

Why do you think colleges have separate categories for military members using the GI Bill? Because even if they're dull the college knows they will pay their bill.

As for government...If you're mad about mediocrity and you got a stimulus check, either donate it or put it in the shredder. If not, you're complicit in this.

P Parul Dutt SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago This article feel like a rant that colleges have done away with SAT and there is an undesired focus on Diversity and Inclusion. While I agree that America must strive for exceptionalism , the author seems to be blind to the challenges that exist for underprivileged students and minorities. Challenges are real and the playing field is not leveled.

There has to be conversation on equitable education so that an underprivileged child has an equal chance of success. Also, don't forget American colleges are not producing engineers and technologists but relying on foreign students to fill the STEM void (I don't have statistics but Silicon valley is built on the labors of engineers who come to the U.S. for higher education or better future). Just doing away with the SAT may not be the ideal solution but maybe the beginning of a conversation. R Ronald Ganim SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Maybe a wealth tax isn't such a bad idea. We could confiscate the wealth of the tech oligarchs and thereby eliminate their power to censor us on social media. How about a law that no one can have wealth greater than $20 million (I'm under that figure)? John Kerry would have to give up his private plane (thus helping the environment) and Jack Dorsey wouldn't dare shut down anyone else on Twitter. As conservatives, maybe we should start thinking outside the box! B bruce miller SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago I have elsewhere advanced the same notion.
Why does progressivity in the IRC stop at $500K? Is an accountant, electrician or other small business owner, earning $500K on the same footing as a tech plutocrat earning $50 million? Of course not. Why are we defending these people who do not have our best interests at heart? Tax the earnings above $1 million per year at escalating progressive rates. Heck, Buffet wanted that. Oblige him! 1 Share link Report J Jean Samuel SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago I am a "woman of color" married to a White man who's a pediatrician. I am an electrical engineer with an MSc in mathematical sciences. I earned my degrees and my well paying job through hard work and sweat equity same for my husband. We both find racial preferences and the dumbing down of college level courses simply revolting. Of course if you choose to major in modern dance you have earned your job at Starbucks. Mediocrity only wins out if you allow it.
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George Rebovich SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Kudos to you and your husband.

My parents were the first generation to be born in America. My father worked in an oil refinery most of his life as an hourly wage earner. We lived modestly and within the family budget. My father worked many overtime shifts so his children could go to college, the first generation of our family to do so. We learned the value of education, hard work and postponing gratification for long-term happiness.

My daughter is an MD ... the story line of how that happened is similar to my brothers and I being the first to go to college.

America is a great country that offers opportunities to citizens that are only dreams elsewhere. But those opportunities don't arise from mediocrity. J Jason S SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago I'm not sure the author really understands why colleges and universities are dropping standardized tests. It's not that they're unfair. That's just the cover story.

The real reason is the trouble Harvard got into from excluding Asian Americans. Those kids had the grades and the test scores and used them to prove (in court) that Harvard wasn't using those metrics to determine which kids to admit. Could (or still might) cost Harvard a lot of money. :-s

But here's the thing, if you don't use standardized test scores as part of your admission process, well, guess what, you can't be sued as easily for recruiting/admitting whoever you want.

This opens up the door to going after students from richer families who can actually pay full price. Who really cares about test scores anyway when your budget is on the line?
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LEONARDO ROSENFELD SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Mr. Kessler touches on a dozen examples of what he sees as liberals disincentiving merit in favor of mediocrity. What he seems to ignore is the fact that most people who have been successful in life have had some help along the way, whether through the privilege of their parents, a high-quality education (afforded to those who can pay for it through private school or living in expensive suburbs), or another form of support (connections, etc.). If you want to see more children grow up to be successful and get to fulfill their own version of the American dream, then recognize that our society is not equal and that the American experience is not the same for everyone.
The initiatives Kessler cited are far from perfect, but at least they're acknowledging that there is a problem that continues to grow with each decade as income inequality becomes more extreme. Maybe this isn't a problem for you, Mr. Kessler, but it is for many others who work hard and still cannot get ahead. G Greg Barry SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago I will agree with those challenging "American exceptionalism" in as much as I believe that we will enjoy no special protection from our bad decisions. Take a look at historical examples of what embracing class warfare and mediocrity yeild on a societal scale, and you have a window into our possible future. Like thumb_up 3 Share link Report J Juan Vega SUBSCRIBER 1 month ago Mediocrity and the pursuit of what is trivial and irrelevant. Never in the history of the world has a great nation chosen to commit self immolation by become deaf, dumb, and blind.

However, to those that think that they have won the recent events are not unlike when Churchill was confronting the reality of Nazi Germany after Dunkirk when members of his own party were trying to convince him to surrender and negotiate. Those of us that look beyond the horizon of the next few years realize that now is definitely the time to stand.

I thought that as smart as the left was in orchestrating the electoral coup they need to see that it did wake a sleeping giant of 75 million that went out and voted. We do not need Trump to keep the dream of a free, fair, and proud America. Freedom is in this nation's blood and soul.

Many of the 80plus million already see the mistake and how they we lied to. Hunter Biden's thievery is true. Catholics that voted for Biden will see him as a hypocrite.

[Mar 01, 2021] While it is not up to police to meter justice G eorge Floyd was a brutal criminal on drugs. Which is not to say that no policing reforms are needed. Too many innocent people are killed by cops. Floyd just wasn't one of them. by Greg Johnson

Notable quotes:
"... It turns out that Floyd had a long criminal record, including an armed robbery in which held a gun to the stomach of a pregnant woman. In short, George Floyd was a real piece of shit. ..."
"... I don't think it is likely Chauvin will get any justice. Presumably the upgraded murder charge works in his favor as he's more likely to get off, but considering the media attention, the state of thinking in America, and the corruption of the justice system, it seems likely that he's going to get railroaded. ..."
"... Actually, he might not have been lying. Covid19 patients are known to have difficulty breathing. Add to that Fentanyl, which also causes sudden death. I wonder if the autopsy included a review for blood clots around his heart, which is not an uncommon cause of death for Covid19 patients. ..."
"... The author of this piece is every bit as much a cry baby as BLM pricks painting up the streets. ..."
"... Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said that he did not want to release the videos because it might hurt his attempt to prosecute the officers. Get that, he's not interested in justice but to get the pre-determined result: WHITE MAN guilty of racist murder. ..."
"... Agreed that George Floyd got justice, but please remember that it's not the role of police to hand out justice. Agreed that he was not killed by the police, but just what does the author mean by saying that Floyd got what he deserved, ..."
"... Fentanyl is a respiratory suppressor in itself. Some of its analogues are particularly so. Floyd had multiple fentalogues in his system I believe there were also some variety of benzodiazapines as well. These combined are more than lethal at surprisingly low doses for a normal adult male. That doesn't even start to consider all the meth, and metabolites of it, coursing thru his veins. Metabolites will have an effect in this mix, in terms of toxicity. ..."
"... Of course it's a lie. The Mockingbird Media has been lying for decades running about damned near everything. Why is anyone surprised? It's like the old joke in the USSR about Pravda (Truth) and Isvestia (News): There's no truth in the news and no news in the truth . ..."
"... Yes this is very true. Breanna Taylor of Louisville was an actual case of such reckless abuse of power (no knock warrant where the cops killed an innocent black woman). Haven't seen the usual suspects complaining very much about that one. Yes there have been a few scattered BLM riots – but only after the tragic ascension of St. George the Breathless. She didn't get tens of millions via Go-Fund-Me and a state funeral with a gold-plated casket like St. George. Guess St. George serves a higher purpose than Breanna – apparently a mere paramedic rather than the Kang of Wokeundumb Kangz. ..."
"... Honestly, to most Europeans, neither George Floyd nor the cop who knelt on his neck can inspire sympathy. Both are loathsome. Most of us don't like American police methods, they're brutal and dishonourable for a country that pretends to be free, and most of us don't like criminals who are fake victims of racism either because most of the racism we see is against us and our civilisation nowadays. ..."
Aug 05, 2020 | www.unz.com

The cries for justice over the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were hoaxes. Both men were criminals who died because they were dumb enough to assault men with guns. The same is true of Ahmaud Arbery .

They got justice.

Jussie Smollet and Bubba Wallace were hoaxers painting themselves as victims of hate crimes. But fake hate crimes are real hate crimes against whites . Both men's careers should be canceled, and they should end up in jail for their crimes.

There are more than forty million black people in America. Can't Black Lives Matter find at least one actual victim of racism?

Now, with the leak of the police body-camera footage of the arrest of George Floyd, we have confirmation of what sensible people suspected all along: George Floyd was not a victim of police brutality or injustice.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/YPSwqp5fdIw?feature=oembed

The story we had been sold was that, for no good reason, Floyd was thrown to the ground by a brutal cop, Derek Chauvin, who then put his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd pled that he could not breathe, choking him to death.

Based on this story, Derek Chauvin was fired and indicted for murder, and the three other cops who assisted him were fired and indicted for aiding and abetting murder.

Also based on this story, America has been convulsed by more than two months of race riots, which have killed dozens, injured countless others, and destroyed billions of dollars in property and countless livelihoods.

There were many facts that did not fit this story, however.

George Floyd's autopsy revealed that he wasn't suffocated. Instead, he died of heart failure. He was suffering from heart disease and COVID-19. He also had the opioid fentanyl in his system as well as methamphetamine. The medical examiner said these drugs contributed to this death. (He also had traces of cannabis.)

Beyond that, Floyd was apprehended before he could drive off, clearly intoxicated, after trying to pass a counterfeit bill. Should the police have allowed him to just drive away? Obviously not. They had to do something to get Floyd out of his car and away from the public so he could not endanger himself or others.

The person who called the police reported that Floyd was acting strangely, which in all likelihood meant that he was intoxicated or mentally ill, thus not to be trifled with.

It turns out that Floyd had a long criminal record, including an armed robbery in which held a gun to the stomach of a pregnant woman. In short, George Floyd was a real piece of shit.

Moreover, putting a knee on an uncooperative suspect's neck is an approved police control technique, so how could Chauvin be indicted for murder?

Finally, there was never any evidence that race played any role in Floyd's death. He was not arrested because he was black, but because he committed a crime. He was not forcibly restrained because he was black, but because he was uncooperative. Two of the four officers were non-white. The claim that race had anything to do with Floyd's death at all was simply a baseless assertion amplified and endlessly repeated by the media and BLM agitators.

But now we know that it was all a fraud. What does the police body camera footage reveal?

First of all, it reveals that George Floyd was dishonest, uncooperative, and acted deranged and scary.

Floyd claimed that he had just lost his mother (he hadn't). He claimed to be too claustrophobic to get in the police car, which was a lie because he was not too claustrophobic to sit in his own car. He claimed twice that he was not on drugs, falsely. He refused repeatedly to allow the police to cuff him. He refused repeatedly to get in the police car. He claimed multiple times that he could not breathe before he ended up on the ground with Chauvin's knee on his neck. Obviously he was lying before that, so it made sense for Chauvin to disbelieve him when Floyd was on the ground. And, in any case, remember that the medical examiner said Floyd did not die of asphyxiation.

Second, the video reveals that the police dealt with Floyd with a level of patience and professionalism that I certainly could not have mustered. One cannot say that Chauvin lost his patience or lashed out at Floyd.

Ask yourself, dear reader, would you have been able to maintain your cool in the same situation? I know I would have snapped. I was thinking "Couldn't we just arm police with tranquilizer darts to bring these beasts down?" This video gives me nothing but respect for the police who have to deal day in and day out with deranged criminals like George Floyd.

Was George Floyd a victim of injustice? No, he died because (1) he committed a crime, (2) refused to comply with the police, and (3) was so high on drugs that he was not up to the rigors of being forcibly arrested. If he hadn't done any of those things, he -- and a lot of other people -- would still be alive today. George Floyd's death was entirely his fault. It wasn't murder. It was the predictable result of Floyd's own bad character and bad choices. It was his just desserts.

George Floyd got justice.

Now we have to secure justice for Derek Chauvin and his fellow officers, as well as for the millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside down by this massive hoax perpetrated by the government of Minneapolis, the State of Minnesota, Black Lives Matter, the mainstream media, and the far Left -- aided and abetted by the craven eunuchs of the mainstream Right.

If I were Donald Trump, I would invoke the Insurrection Act, then spend the next few weeks arresting the leaders of BLM and antifa, as well as their collaborators in state and municipal governments, for the crimes they have already committed. Once the Leftist beast is decapitated, I would pardon Derek Chauvin and his fellow officers. Then I'd grab some popcorn.

"But we could never do that! Blacks would burn the country down!"

If that is your initial reaction, I want you to reflect on it. Derek Chauvin, his fellow officers, and the whole planet have been victimized by a blatant hoax. If we can't do the right thing and call a stop to it, then aren't we admitting that we have to choose between having justice and having black people in America ? Well I choose justice. Which is reason number one-hundred-million-and-one why I believe that blacks and whites in America need to go our separate ways. We need a racial divorce .


aandrews , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:57 am GMT

"I was thinking 'Couldn't we just arm police with tranquilizer darts to bring these beasts down?'"

That would've killed him flat out, what with a lethal/near-lethal dose of fentanyl in him already. It seems they'd decided to let EMS deal with him, which was absolutely the correct decision. Strap the maniac down on a gurney.

Jefferson Temple , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:42 am GMT

I can't find any fault with this assessment. After watching the eight minutes of Floyd lying about claustrophobia and struggling against the attempt to simply get him safely into the police vehicle, it makes me sick that I bought into part of the narrative being sold at the time.

There's not much doubt left that a combination of drug abuse and poor health killed the man. Chauvin and the others should be released with a clean record.

Which is not to say that no policing reforms are needed. Too many innocent people are killed by cops. Floyd just wasn't one of them.

Tusk , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:43 am GMT

I don't think it is likely Chauvin will get any justice. Presumably the upgraded murder charge works in his favor as he's more likely to get off, but considering the media attention, the state of thinking in America, and the corruption of the justice system, it seems likely that he's going to get railroaded.

If he does that will be the saddest part of this whole affair – a cop just doing his job to police the community gets (presumably life, at least his life ruined) because he was sent to deal with a deranged, intoxicated negro.

Sulu , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:13 am GMT

This video shows a silverback coming to the realization that he is going to jail, yet again, and acting like a typical low I.Q. Negro. He was a career criminal P.O.S. that got just what he deserved. It's a travesty of justice to charge the cops with anything.

It ought to be a wake up call for any cop that the powers that be need you collectively but will throw you individually under the bus if it's politically expedient.

Sulu

Anonymous [160] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:14 am GMT

He claimed multiple times that he could not breathe before he ended up on the ground with Chauvin's knee on his neck. Obviously he was lying before that, so it made sense for Chauvin to disbelieve him when Floyd was on the ground.

Actually, he might not have been lying. Covid19 patients are known to have difficulty breathing. Add to that Fentanyl, which also causes sudden death. I wonder if the autopsy included a review for blood clots around his heart, which is not an uncommon cause of death for Covid19 patients.

Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:40 am GMT

I agree with you Greg, yet ANOTHER hoax. Whew. Like you said, they can't even find ONE legit victim of oppression. I blame Keith Ellison, but most of all I blame the jewish media for inciting the whole bullshit scam. With the covid scam, two big scams going at once, the creepy jews have our citizens on their fucking knees.

I've had it. I'm at the not gonna take any more stage, and I suspect that many people feel the same way I do.

This is what you get when jews run your country incessant lies and hoaxes and gaslighting and nonsense and chaos and crime and murder.

And one day, for no reason, the entire German populace decided, "Gee ..I don't think I like the jews anymore ."

NobodyKnowsImADog , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:42 am GMT

Unfortunately the police are proving impossible to love. They bow down to the people who hate them and want to strip them of their jobs (if not their lives), but then arrest people who defend themselves against a violent mob. In big cities they have no qualms against assaulting people for not wearing a mask, nor to enforcing illegal "red flag" laws. They are the definition of anti heroes:
Violent and oppressive toward peaceful and productive whites, but meek and subservient toward violent and destructive blacks and communists.

I'm aware that there are exceptions, such as a few rural sheriffs refusing to enforce this crap. But they're getting tarred by association, simply because you can never tell whether your district will be run by a patriot or a petty tyrant.

TKK , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:43 am GMT

If I were Donald Trump, I would invoke the Insurrection Act, spend the next few weeks arresting the leaders of BLM and antifa, as well as their collaborators in state and municipal governments, for the crimes they have already committed. Once the Leftist beast is decapitated, I would pardon Derek Chauvin and his fellow officers.

This is brilliant. If Trump did this, he would win big -- if they don't alter the results. If Trump did this, he would become a historical icon akin to Daniel Boone or George Washington.

If Trump did this, and ground the Government's boot on the throat of every race agitator, including celebrities like Winfrey and Cannon, as well as NBA/NFL ingrates, he would forever change the hustle of blacks to game the system. He would alter America on a cellular level, and exponentially for the best.

Alas,Trump will never do this. He cares too much (perhaps in a prurient manner) what his daughter Ivanka thinks and her cunning conniving husband, Jared.

Note: Ron Unz has MAXIMUM backbone to run this fabulous, truth telling piece.

Diversity Inclusion Equality Youth Team , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:44 am GMT

So the marchers are completely correct. There will be no justice. There will be no peace. They will make sure of both no matter what. At least they tell us of their plan. Veteran coppers smell what's up. Many have gone fetal. Others are retiring earlier than expected. All are disgusted by the bullshit they see with this case

Free Chauvin
Incarcerate Soros

Biff , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:45 am GMT

He also had traces of cannabis.

Scary!

George Floyd was dishonest, uncooperative, and acted deranged and scary .

Stop the presses! Acting scary is too much! Especially if it's a scary nigger! Kill the scary nigger! Aaaaahhhhhh!!

The world has become soft, and everyone is just one big victim of every action and inaction. The author of this piece is every bit as much a cry baby as BLM pricks painting up the streets. Take your "I suck blue dick" cause on down the road – you're bound to find followers.

Chet Roman , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:51 am GMT

We have to thank the leaker of the body cams video. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said that he did not want to release the videos because it might hurt his attempt to prosecute the officers. Get that, he's not interested in justice but to get the pre-determined result: WHITE MAN guilty of racist murder.

Ellison was humiliated when he lost the election to the chair of the Democratic National Committee to Tom Perez because of his affiliation to the Nation of Islam. As a consolation prize Perez made him Deputy Chair, a meaningless title for a worthless person. I am sure that if he can deliver a murder conviction of a white police officer the black caucus will demand a cabinet post for this house muslim.

Zarathustra , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:52 am GMT

Yes! Yes! Yes! But you do not understand. The largest crime was not committed by Floyd. The largest crime was committed by totally criminal media. Particularly CNN.

Avianthro , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:57 am GMT

Agreed that George Floyd got justice, but please remember that it's not the role of police to hand out justice. Agreed that he was not killed by the police, but just what does the author mean by saying that Floyd got what he deserved, "his just desserts"? Was death the form of justice he deserved? Could there have been another path made available to "salvage" him and turn him into a benefit rather than a detriment to society?

What forces, internal and external, acted on Floyd from the time of his birth to his death to make him become what he was, behave as he did? Can we build a society in which someone like Floyd never exists and never needs to be put out of his and our misery?

In Floyd's life and death should we see racism or societal failure? In the reaction to his death what should we see?

Gleimhart Mantooso , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:58 am GMT

The video will of course be used by BLM and other leftists to enhance their whiny shit. They'll say that trying to stuff him into the back of the cop car after he told them he was claustrophobic was cruel, and just exacerbated the situation. They'll also say the cops should have just let him sit on the ground till the amberlamps arrived.

They'll bitch about the cop pulling his gun on an "unarmed black man," and "they wouldn't do that to a White guy." Then they'll say something really intelligent like "trying to pass a fake 20 doesn't deserve the death sentence."

Nope. The video won't help one bit.

Jiminy , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:05 am GMT

It would have been so simple to pop Floyd in the head while he was sitting in the car, like they do in Brazil or Mexico. Or what fellow negroes do to each other every weekend. At least then he would have died once, and the cops certainly would have been justifiably crucified. But this case will go on and on, and we will have to endure from multiple angles his dying. And of course the kangaroo court theatrics that will go with it all. Add to that the scapegoats,( sacrificial pigs).

I'm like a lot of other people, all blacked out.

Diversity Inclusion Equality Youth Team , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:11 am GMT
@Anonymous Fentanyl is a respiratory suppressor in itself. Some of its analogues are particularly so. Floyd had multiple fentalogues in his system I believe there were also some variety of benzodiazapines as well. These combined are more than lethal at surprisingly low doses for a normal adult male. That doesn't even start to consider all the meth, and metabolites of it, coursing thru his veins. Metabolites will have an effect in this mix, in terms of toxicity.

IMHO dude was a goner, they just showed up too early. And all hell has broken loose over another opioid overdose not much different than hundreds of others that week but for a video that looks bad to the unknowing

Yukon Jack , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:24 am GMT

Weimar Amerika has a problem, it is called the Jewish run media that spreads lies and causes harm to the nation. We the people have the right and moral duty to remove all Jews from the press, the tv, from newspapers, etc.

The damage done by the George Floyd hoax is nothing compared to this stupid Covid insanity, they are actually shutting down schools over nothing. Governments are being run by insane lunatics, there are no adults in the room making any rational decisions.

This comment gets 5 stars

This is what you get when jews run your country incessant lies and hoaxes and gaslighting and nonsense and chaos and crime and murder.

And one day, for no reason, the entire German populace decided, "Gee ..I don't think I like the jews anymore ."

anonymous [400] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:26 am GMT

The trial of Chauvin will be interesting. If they do the right thing and acquit him we might be in for some stormy times. However, sending an innocent man to prison to appease all the extremists out there isn't something we should be forced to swallow. Buckle up your seat belts, round two coming up.

CamFree , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:29 am GMT

Blacks and whites in America don't need to go their separate ways , we just need to expose and dismantle this fake race war, the whole thing is a hoax

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:36 am GMT

Newsweek is trying to keep the narrative going by only showing 20 seconds of the clip

https://www.newsweek.com/police-came-after-george-floyd-gun-drawn-he-cried-begged-dont-shoot-leaked-bodycam-shows-1522681

Nice try but not gonna work.

The idiots that run these media outlets don't seem to get the internet.

Simpletonian , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:45 am GMT

It won't matter. This entire issue is based on complete nonsense and fantasy. All of modern woke identity politics is intentionally fantastic and mystifying and completely divorced from reality. As many have pointed out, the entire notion of objective truth is considered simply a form of white supremacy (this is an actual quote from a woman with a PhD discussing racism in math: "the idea of 2+2 equaling 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism and colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing"). Just as the news will not say a suspect is black or show his face, any discussion AT ALL of actual crimes committed by "POC" have become verboten on the woke left, and they control the narrative. If issues were presented and discussed openly and honestly, none of this would have ever happened anyway. So this video will simply be memory holed or, better yet, edited to somehow portray Floyd as a victim, just as people still think of Michael Brown as a victim and all the rest. It just won't matter.

Miville , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:59 am GMT
@TKK

That kind of job cannot be done by a president : there was never such thing as a honest US president. A honest US president is a president who resigns to avoid his country the shame of impeachment. Such a job can only be done by a Lucky Luke or so who identifies with the president and whom the president has no choice but to support.

Exalted Cyclops , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:05 am GMT

Of course it's a lie. The Mockingbird Media has been lying for decades running about damned near everything. Why is anyone surprised? It's like the old joke in the USSR about Pravda (Truth) and Isvestia (News): There's no truth in the news and no news in the truth .

The Pulitzer Prize committee has never rescinded Walter Duranty's prize for his lies from the 1930s about the great abundance of milk, honey and happiness in the Ukrainian SSR under the tender care of Stalin's good boy (((Lazar Kaganovich))). Oh what's that? Never heard of those 8-10 million being starved to death under the machine guns of those nice (((NKVD men)))? Just another damned conspiracy theory ! (Mentioning this will get you jail time in the "free country" once known as France – for minimizing the holycost!)

This truthful article is about the big lie regarding the ascension of St. George the Breathless but that lie is far from the only one told. Along with the holy man's long criminal record there's the lie about those 4 White cops when only Chauvin was actually White. One was Black, one was Asian and a third was of mixed ancestry. Almost as big a lie as the whopper printed about the notorious white soopremaciss involved in the tragic ascension of St. Trayvon of Skittles and Arizona Iced Watermelon Juice – a Peruvian octaroon named George Zimmerman. The Germans had the perfect term for our lovely comrades at the Ministry of Truth: Lügenpresse

Which is not to say that no policing reforms are needed. Too many innocent people are killed by cops. Floyd just wasn't one of them.

Yes this is very true. Breanna Taylor of Louisville was an actual case of such reckless abuse of power (no knock warrant where the cops killed an innocent black woman). Haven't seen the usual suspects complaining very much about that one. Yes there have been a few scattered BLM riots – but only after the tragic ascension of St. George the Breathless. She didn't get tens of millions via Go-Fund-Me and a state funeral with a gold-plated casket like St. George. Guess St. George serves a higher purpose than Breanna – apparently a mere paramedic rather than the Kang of Wokeundumb Kangz.

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:07 am GMT

If he hadn't been pulled over, he probably still be alive today. I guess blaming the nigger is a satisfying way for white Americans to cope with the obvious, ongoing decline of their civilization.

Everyone I know flashes their high beams to warn other drivers of speed traps. The same hypocrites in this thread massaging cop balls are certainly greateful for it. They only love the cops when their abusing blacks or their political opponents, not when they're burning down Waco.

JimDandy , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:23 am GMT

Hmmm well, I'm not seeing the same idiots that came here before to embarrass themselves with comments insisting that the cop murdered Floyd. Hang your heads in shame, wherever you are.

Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:35 am GMT
@Biff

You stupid cunt ..Floyd ingested a huge amount of fentanyl AND meth AND cannabis.

The cops were insanely patient with that crazy negro, and then the jew media LIED about the incident for months creating an entirely false narrative that resulted in horrible loss of life and property.

It's not "crying" to speak the truth about what happened and to lament the fact that we were hoaxed yet again.

They DIDN'T kill the crazy buckwheat; he killed himself.

Dube , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:36 am GMT
@Gleimhart Mantooso

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8576371/Police-bodycam-footage-shows-moment-moment-arrest-George-Floyd-time.html

EXCLUSIVE: Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd for the first time – from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he's shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away .

Worth a look. I think Gould must moonlight on violin.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:36 am GMT
@Tusk of thinking in America, and the corruption of the justice system, it seems likely that he's going to get railroaded.

He will most likely get railroaded by a jury that is afraid of another riot.

The prosecution won't be able to argue that he died by asphyxiation. They will have to argue that he might have OD'd but the knee on the neck was a factor. Well that's manslaughter at the most.

They'll probably give him 6-10 and let him out early. I think he should just be fired.

I really don't know why anyone would take a police position under a left-wing mayor.

Franz , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:48 am GMT

If I were Donald Trump, I would invoke the Insurrection Act, spend the next few weeks arresting

The media conglomerates, as others have said, and the education conglomerates.

Scrap higher education and go back to the tech schools we had before. It's too late to save the old system; PC infestation and weird sex rot have ossified them all. When the country even pretends to be civilized again, we can give it another shot.

All of the media and most of the Antifa's paleface contingent are graduates of our overweening Institutions of Higher Indoctrination. Defund them all.

Franklin Ryckaert , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:57 am GMT
@Zarathustra

" The largest crime was committed by totally criminal media. Particularly CNN "

CNN = Criminal News Network

Quinsat , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:57 am GMT
@Anonymous

And he was bald.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/surprising-study-finds-98-long-term-covid-19-symptoms-including-baldness

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:40 am GMT
@Avianthro d the meth and fentanyl up his rectum. That's the fastest way to get any drug, legal or not into the vascular system.

After his last prison term in Texas, he moved to Minneapolis for drug dealing and counterfeit money passing.

People like you, endlessly posturing and weeping about dangerous thugs like Floyd are more responsible for " societal failure" than the useless, dangerous thugs you want to cuddle and care for as if they were babies abandoned in a snowstorm.

Get a rescue dog or cat to lavish your love and care on, instead of defending the likes of Floyd

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:45 am GMT
@Gleimhart Mantooso

Liberals blacks and Jews claim 2 of the officers got into the back seat with him and beat him up. Yeah right, 3 men, including the giant Floyd in the back seat.

Remember White Justine Dimond also of Minneapolis. An affirmative action black officer shot her dead as soon as he saw her, the woman who called the police about a possible disturbance. Took more than a year to even charge and arrest him.

Sean , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:48 am GMT

Lets get this straight. The police did not go over to Floyd and ask him a few questions about his transaction in the store and then tell him he had to come with them or be arrested for passing fake money. They just went up to his car GUNS IN HAND, and started demanding he showed his hands. The people from the store had already been over to the car and talked to him before this happened, they did not seem to think he was dangerous.

He refused repeatedly to allow the police to cuff him.

The police did not tell him what it was about.They swore at him and pointed a gun at him and then started pulling him out the car, It was several minutes after he was pulled out and handcuffed they tell him that this was an arrest on a charge about the counterfeit bill.

He refused repeatedly to get in the police car

Yes he did that.

He claimed multiple times that he could not breathe

Yes he was trying a variation on the old I'm having a heart attack ploy. Maybe the COVID 19 epidemic and the froth at the corners of his mouth ought to have made Chavin think twice about what he was going to do.

He claimed multiple times that he could not breathe before he ended up on the ground with Chauvin's knee on his neck. Obviously he was lying before that, so it made sense for Chauvin to disbelieve him when Floyd was on the ground.

Excuse me? Floyd had three cops on top of him and three knees on his back when he was prone on the pavement. Chauvin was scoffing that "It takes a lot of oxygen to talk" and told Floyd to stop yelling about how he could not breath.

One cannot say that Chauvin lost his patience or lashed out at Floyd.

I can and am going to, because in my opinion the most likely thing is Chavin decided to give Floyd good reason to complain about his breathing and that is why Floyd and his hapless stooges put him down and knelt on him. They only got off 9 minutes later when they were told he was not breathing . What was Chauvin trying to achieve, and how long did he plan on keeping Floyd like that?

Moreover, putting a knee on an uncooperative suspect's neck is an approved police control technique

The use of knees technique is authorised to a purpose that is not what Chavin was using the technique for. Chavin got his and his two colleagues' knees on Floyd and kept them there for 9 minutes 30 seconds while resting his hands on top of his own legs.

how could Chauvin be indicted for murder?

He is charged with felony murder meaning the prosecution merely have to show that he used the "approved police control technique" in a way that crossed the line into assault. It is not necessary to show intent for anything but the felony for a felony murder conviction,

George Floyd's death was entirely his fault. It wasn't murder. It was the predictable result of Floyd's own bad character and bad choices.

One could say the same of many murder victims.

It was his just desserts

He messed with the wrong guy in Chauvin. But Chauvin also messed with the wrong guy. If Chauvin had done his job properly none of this would have happened.

TheTrumanShow , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:52 am GMT
@Avianthro

"In Floyd's life and death should we see racism or societal failure?"

We should see neither, for neither had any demonstrable bearing on his life or death. As the sage is reported to have said to the seeker: "Some have good fates; some bad. Yours was a bad one."

Ghali , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:02 am GMT

What a dirty racist rubbish. Mr Ron Unz should be ashamed promoting bigoted racists.

Ray Caruso , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:18 am GMT
@aandrews

The author did not actually suggest that tranquilizing Floyd with darts was the best way to deal with him. He merely stated the thought would go through his head if he had to deal with individuals like Floyd, as he would not be able to muster the saintly patience and forbearance of Derek Chauvin and the other officers.

Dumbo , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:18 am GMT

Chris Rock explained it years ago, but blacks never follow his instructions

jsinton , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:22 am GMT

It's another one of those cases where the narrative is important, not the actual story. In a real world, with a real press with intelligent reporters, we would have discussed how horrible the death was. How it was an accidental event but was hard to avoid. They wouldn't use his death to inflame passions, race bait, try to forement racial hatred, strife, and race war. Floyd's death wouldn't be an event used by the Beast to get Orange man, because ultimately, everything the media has done the last 4 years has been one version or another of "Orange Man Bad". We might be talking about real issues like asset forfeiture or police immunity from crimes. How police unions weld too much political power and abuse their sacred position of trust in society. In other words, in a real world, we wouldn't have a manipulative propaganda organ to make Orwell's head spin like a top. We'd have intelligent and thoughtful readers that really take a part in debate and help steer the course of society.

No that would be asking too much I suppose. Eat your gruel, prol.

Sulu , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:23 am GMT
@Avianthro justice.

I agree with that statement but it seems that sometimes the Universe blindly hands out justice to people. Floyd seem to be one of those. When you consider the toxicology report and the type and amount of drugs in his system it seems likely that if he had never had any interaction with the police at all he would have still died that day. By his own hand. But of course not one black in a million can see it because blacks are not a people that let logic and truth stand in the way of them venting their constant rage against the White man.

Sulu

mark green , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:24 am GMT
@Biff nd BLM are producing far worse consequences than merely a deceptive message or a wrong-headed article.

The BLM circus is not only excusing, but giving credence to, and animating violent, low-life negro culture which often kills innocents, ruins lives, destroys businesses, debases entire neighborhoods, and undermines the rule of law. This is worrisome trend.

The spiraling costs associated with the unintended death of one stupid criminal is already in the billions. And BLM is still on the warpath. It's time to vigorously resist this mob, not appease them.

Vojkan , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:25 am GMT

People will believe what people want to believe. Curiosity killed the cat, I did a search to find out what George Floyd's autopsy said.
After all, the whole BLM thing spread over the ocean and came to Europe for no reason whatsoever. Americans have a shtick to export every piece of shit they crap. Some time ago they produced some useful stuff, now they manufacture gay prides, surrogate child bearing, gay marriage, "humanitarian" military interventions, and their latest product, "anti-racism". Coming from a country that has abolished segregation only half a century ago, it's rich.

Honestly, to most Europeans, neither George Floyd nor the cop who knelt on his neck can inspire sympathy. Both are loathsome. Most of us don't like American police methods, they're brutal and dishonourable for a country that pretends to be free, and most of us don't like criminals who are fake victims of racism either because most of the racism we see is against us and our civilisation nowadays.

Though George Floyd's autopsy did say that "he died of heart failure" and that he "was suffering from heart disease", it didn't say that he suffered of COVID-19, it said the opposite, that he was tested positive to the coronavirus causing it two months before but that he remained asymptomatic and likely was still so at the time of his death.

To top it, George Floyd's autopsy didn't reveal "that he wasn't suffocated", it said that there were "no injuries of anterior muscles of neck or laryngeal structures", in other words that there were no signs of trauma associated with forcible asphyxiation which doesn't mean that his heart failure wasn't eventually caused by lack of oxygen, even if drugs in his organism contributed to it.

As I see it, this video proves nothing either way and will only enhance each side's views because each side will pick from it just what suits it.

We'd really love you to isolate.

Priss Factor , says: • Website August 6, 2020 at 8:41 am GMT

Pull all cops out of blue cities. Libs say BLM. Well, let them deal with Floyds of the world.

street worm , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:52 am GMT

Why can't the racist boot-licking authoritarians here just admit that they love seeing a black man humiliated and murdered? Step up, you crybaby cunts, embrace your depravity. You don't care about justice or the rule of law or anything else. The cops easily got the cuffs on him and easily got him in the car but we can hear the author trembling behind his keyboard at the big scary black man. The worldview of you idiots guarantees that the US will periodically burn.

Amon , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:14 am GMT
@Avianthro

Could there have been another path made available to "salvage" him and turn him into a benefit rather than a detriment to society?

No, career criminals have no interest in reforming or becoming productive members of society.

All they care about is getting that easy gimmi dat from the welfare center while getting a llit of extra cash on the side by selling drugs and robbing other people.

anon [364] • Disclaimer , says: • Website August 6, 2020 at 9:24 am GMT
@aandrews after the police leaders denied that Chauvin was acting to procedure, posted the department police training manual and noted Chauvin was a trainer and the other officers his trainees that day. This was all from the police department website! Brilliant.

The media ignored this, of course. Even UNZ missed it.

The Libertarian Institute also pointed out no one is investigating his Floyd's real murderer, namely whoever sold him the defective drugs. What was being covered up?

Since then, we have world riots to shut down the police department. Why are the Libertarian fans the only ones noting this looks like a massive cover-up, perhaps the far-left again getting in bed with far-right and now Islamic organized crime across borders?

anonymous [293] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:29 am GMT

Divorce implies former intimacy. One doesn't divorce themselves from pestilence. One must exterminate pests.

padre , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:33 am GMT

No country for white men,first there were those Indian savages, attacking peaceful settlers, then there were Africans, refusing to take a place, assigned to them by God,then came Chinese, pretending, they were invited to build Transatlantic railroad,then came Latinos,claiming that this is their country,since they came first!And there were also those Russian commies, pretending, they are as white as they could be!

animalogic , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:47 am GMT
@Biff Race has been merely one part of a wider Elite effort (ie Nixon's "Southern Strategy" was a new phase).
Indeed, the US is itself entering a new phase: massive unemployment, massive drops in productivity, mass evictions, mass poverty, massive (dangerous) belligerence towards international competitors, mass business failure .and so on. And again, only one group seems to be profiting from this nightmare.

Articles like this one, plus the lunatic & vicious shenanigans of BLM etc are merely speeding the country towards a precipice beyond which no one knows the depth of the eventual drop.

The Alarmist , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:08 am GMT

You've got at least 45% of the voting population who will never see things your way, and all the organs of media working overtime to influence as many of those on the fence as possible to buy into the narrative despite any narrative collapse.

As much as it would be justified in a sane world, Trump using the Insurrection Act and rounding up the leaders of yet another coup in America would play into the narrative and would lead to a landslide defeat. Unfortunately for Trump, acquiescing isn't doing anything to make a case for his re-election, but at least it isn't fanning the flames to burn him out of office for being a dictator. The mayors and governors of these hell holes are all on the D-team, and the D-team knows the best way to beat Trump is to make him look like a monster (buffoon just hasn't been working), and so they keep whipping up those flames the best ways they can.

The rounding up of people should have started with the Russiagate coup conspirators in 2017, but Orange Man was no doubt told by his handlers that that would look like political revenge and that he should just let it go. That is where everything went off the rails. 2020 would not have gone to hell if 2017 had been handled correctly, forcefully, and aggressively.

Gorgeous George , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:36 am GMT
@Avianthro

You're reading too much into this. I think it's futile to keep finding reasons why diversity doesn't work and to try new solutions. It all ends up just being welfare programs for blacks. Separation is the only sensible solution.

Anonymous [183] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:37 am GMT

Yet another piece of trash being trotted out of UR, that is increasingly assuming the face of White supremacy. Yet UR's merciless – and justifiable – criticism of Zionist Israel as an apartheid, racist entity seems to fly in the face of this blatant diatribe against minorities in general and Blacks in particular. The purist White "analyses" being touted here speak of a reality that has never existed in this country and never will. Live with that.

gotmituns , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:39 am GMT

GF was just another poor slob black guy who died as he lived, a worthless piece of sh*t. His death was the best thing he ever did.

Gorgeous George , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:43 am GMT
@Gleimhart Mantooso eyes of the masses of conservatives who went along with the story because of the bad optics in the first video. It will allow them to second guess their judgement and for a new opinion.

You can almost never change closed minds of the zealot liberal left, nothing will do that, and this should not be the goal. This is more of a confirmation that thinking people are on the right path and that their detest of the never ending pandering is right on point.

So it is still good that it came out. The cops are vindicated as well as the disbelievers in the sensationalist coverage.

unit472 , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:56 am GMT

Having wasted two generations since the Civil Rights Acts were passed and the negro was invited to fully participate in American life, the negro today senses time and money have run out. Worse still, while he bitched and moaned about 'racism' he now realizes he has been replaced by hispanics for low skill labor. With neither the education or talent necessary for high paying jobs he, no doubt, realizes he has become superfluous to the American economy. The covid virus has shut down the only lucrative gigs his race had- professional sports and entertainment. His only option is to take up the inane slogan of BLM even as he realizes they don"t.

Timur The Lame , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:59 am GMT

Note to Tarantino. "Django 2020, Buying Cigarettes in Crackertown". Script half compete. Artistic license required for completion. Studies show wide acceptance with young white female demographic.

Courtesy of BLM Productions Inc.

Cheers-

Tucker , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:17 am GMT
@Anonymous Cigarette smoking involves sucking in nasty smelling smoke into your lungs, which from my naive way of thinking, sure as heck is not going to do anything except add to whatever breathing problems he had due to the Fentanyl he had in his system.

Unless, of course, he was buying those cigarettes for the other guy who was in the SUV with him.

I am still wondering where he got that counterfeit $20 dollar bill in the first place. Last time I mentioned this, my comment disappeared down the memory hole – for the first time ever on this website. Why might that be, I wonder?

Jake , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:22 am GMT

Racial divorce is not the issue. The white Leftist are white. They are freaks and monsters. Their race does not alter that a teeny bit.

Along those lines you must face the fact that the Negro was made Numinous by Yankee WASP Elites. The very crowd that idiots like the VDARE bunch would have you serve and emulate created the Negro Problem in order to use the Negro as weapons and tools to wage culture war against the non-WASP whites the WASP Elites hate most.

Goddard , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:27 am GMT
@TimeTraveller

massaging cops balls

Dirty cunt. Take your gay boy imagery back to the bathhouse.

Happy Tapir , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:39 am GMT
@Robert Dolan

You can easily find victims of oppression and police brutality. But they're all WHITE!

Realist , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:40 am GMT

Jussie Smollet and Bubba Wallace were hoaxers painting themselves as victims of hate crimes. But fake hate crimes are real hate crimes against whites. Both men's careers should be canceled, and they should end up in jail for their crimes.

That is correct but that is not what will happen.

Now, with the leak of the police body-camera footage of the arrest of George Floyd, we have confirmation of what sensible people suspected all along: George Floyd was not a victim of police brutality or injustice.

Exactly. Now where is that asshole, Mercer's retraction?

VinnyVette , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:41 am GMT

No sympathy for the cops. They have been using excessive force on ALL kinds of people for decades. They haven't done a thing to "protect and serve" any of the victims of these riots.
Doesn't matter that the democrat mayors told them to stand down. They know what the right thing to do is. They could have gone to their unions and bitched that they weren't allowed to do their jobs, their precinct houses were being attacked etc. Could have went to the media etc.
They did nothing to apply any pressure on these mayors or police chiefs.
They want to cruise around the suburbs, go after soft targets and collect their fat pensions nothing more!
Cops are well known to take a routine traffic stop and poke and prod at the driver to escalate a situation until it becomes a physical altercation, and the cops then have an excuse to arrest and charge the driver with assault.
They like to taze grandmother's in Texas
Karma's a bitch as they say
"Papers please" has been going on in the U.S. for a long time, cops pulling people over just to ask "where you going, where'd you come from?"
Cops are petty tyrants, the kind of guys who got their jock straps Ben Gay'd, in high school or their heads swirly'd in the toilet, and now that they have a little power, their going to exert it maximally using anything as pretense to exert it.

That said, the dirt bag Floyd got justice, Antifa and BLM need to be put down by the military.
If you can use the military to force whites to have to put up with black degenerates in their schools, you can use the fucking military to put down riots. There is already plenty of precedent for the use of military troops to put down riots and insurrection. What BLM and Antifa are doing is the very definition of insurrection.
Don't dare get together to actually peacefully protest the unjustified, and unconstitutional Covid lockdowns and other assorted bullshit if your white however That's treason!
The U.S. government as far as I'm concerned has rendered itself "null and void."

anastasia , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:42 am GMT

Firstly, there is absolutely no reason for his arrest. They did not ask him for ID. They did not ask him his name. They did not ask him about the $20.00 bill.

You do not get arrested for passing a $20.00 bill. You get arrested for "knowingly" and with "intent to defraud" pass a counterfeit bills. .

Where is there an iota of evidence that he did it with intent to defaud. The evidence they had was insufficient to make an arrest.

They did not even ask him any questions about passing the bill before taking out a gun and arresting him.

This is BS. This was completely staged.

Jake , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:06 pm GMT
@unit472

But he also knows that the Elites love him and will always use him to terrify the white middle class and to batter the white working class.

The Numinous Negro knows that that he is, and had ben since roughly the late 1830s, the beloved pet of the Elites of the Anglo-Zionist Empire, who despise the vast majority of the whites they rule.

Johnny Rico , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm GMT
@Ghali

The English would be "what dirty, racist rubbish." Ron's not really promoting it. Just publishing it. Surprised? Disappointed? You new here?

Anonymous [379] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:20 pm GMT
@Avianthro

Could there have been another path made available to "salvage" him and turn him into a benefit rather than a detriment to society?

Yes – in Africa. It's not our job to build societies for people like him. You only say those things because you're lactating soy milk.

Wild Man , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:28 pm GMT

The police asked him and his friends (more than once) 'what he was on'? It appears that both G.F. and his friends declined to say. He (or perhaps his friends) maybe could have saved G.F.'s life if he (or they) just would have told the police he was on opiates. They probably could have given him naloxone. In many jurisdictions the police have that on hand (but I'm not sure if that is police policy in Minneapolis). But probably it is, according to this link:

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/02/minneapolis-police-to-be-equipped-with-anti-overdose-drug

Maybe the more accurate angle on this whole thing is that the friends should be investigated, as to what they knew about his drug use that day. If it could be determined they knew, perhaps the correct angle is manslaughter (it being the friends as the guilty ones).

Anonymous [831] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:29 pm GMT
@mark green teacher's unions and welfare bureaucrats who in the latter case take for themselves 70% of every dollar supposedly going to help inner-city negroes, so you can take it to the bank both groups have accounted for the largest number of demonstrators of any color. The white parasite machinery was out in numbers as well with all the obvious dykes with a hatred of male-dominated society despite their continued existence relying on white male sympathy toward such effed up and sexaully disgusting women. But, the worst of it all is that it all could have been shut down on day one if urban police hadn't proved themselves uniformed bureaucrats who serve the Democratic political machinery and none other.
Realist , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:33 pm GMT
@Gorgeous George

But it will open the eyes of the masses of conservatives who went along with the story because of the bad optics in the first video. It will allow them to second guess their judgement and for a new opinion.

Tucker Carlson still thinks Derek Chauvin should be charged with something. Carlson is the best Whites have in the MSM but he is still lacking immensely.

UncommonGround , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:34 pm GMT

We need to make some distinctions. The police should act differently than bandits. It's not the competence of the police to decide permanently what is justice or not and also not to impose and execute death penalties.

In a Rechtsstaat the police only uses violences according to what is allowed by the law and not more than necessary in a certain moment to restore order.

I don't see any need to use violence of any kind in this case. It's not very probable that the police arrived there a few seconds or minutes after being called. I think that the article in the Daily Mail says that Floyd wasn't trying to run away during the time that it took for the police to come. He was sitting in his car. Second, I don't understand that the police arrests somebody only because someone accused him of something. How can the police arrive in some place and know immediately who is guilty of what? It was a petty offense anyway. The police should speak with him, confront him with an accusation and he could answer or not answer. After that the police should ask his identification card, write his name down and go away. Later a prosecutor would see if there is a reason to write him to call him for an interview, or not.

If the rules allow the knee on the neck, then there will be more people who should answer for murder besides Chauvin. Could the author of the article explain what Chauvin was doing? And what for? Why stay with his knee for almost 9 minutes on the neck of someone on the floor? How can it be that 4 policemen aren't able to arrest one man who has shackles on his hand? If this was the case, why didn't they call for more policemen to come?

Floyd was free and apparently the police wasn't looking for him. But even if he was a criminal, criminals have rights. Many Americans seem to think that citizens don't have rights. Chauvin is now accused of a murder and there is a lot of evidence against him. If I remember correctly and if what I read was right, then Chauvin had a history of abuse of authority. To say that Floyd got what he deserved is cynical.

Johnny Rico , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:35 pm GMT
@Tucker I believe Fentanyl is used medically in obstetrical anesthesia.

Fentanyl may be the choice on the street now because of its potency.

Regardless, if you are getting it and doing it on the street, "recreationally," you are no stranger to drugs and most likely a junkie. Who in Floyd's case is also doing meth. Going the full John Belushi.

There is a saying that nothing goes better with cocaine than more cocaine and another cigarette. This in general holds true across the board in this crowd.

He probably wasn't following his doctor's advice. Any of it.

Moi , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:35 pm GMT
@Tusk

American justice is a joke–Ofc. Chauvin will only be its latest victim, just like the Tsarnaev brothers blamed for the Boston marathon bombing, justice like the victims of America's response to 9/11. But list is a long one

Rich , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:39 pm GMT

Obviously, those in power in this deeply democrat state had all the tapes and all the information about how St George died pretty quickly. They parsed it and twisted for a specific reason, they think angering up the Negro will get them out to vote. The whole bs blm nonsense, is idiot dems willing to destroy the country so they get elected. They did the same thing with the Ferguson nonsense in 2014 as the mid-term election was coming up. And Negroes fall for it every time. If I was sitting in a spaceship, watching this on alien television, I'd say it was cliche and played out. But it never ends. Low IQ or not, stay off drugs, don't have kids without being married, obey the law and go to work every day, you'll do fine in the USA. Why doesn't some Negro preacher say that?

Seneca44 , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm GMT
@Jiminy

Yes, even if Chauvin et al are acquitted, they will be considered forever guilty by the same mobs who consider Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin to be murder victims.

Shredder , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:48 pm GMT

St George had 19 nanogram/ml of fentanyl and metabolites in his system. That works out to 19 ug/l. The volume of distribution of fentanyl is 6 liters/kg. Assuming he weighed in at over 100 kg the amount of fentanyl in his system would be a minimum of 12 thousand micrograms or 12 mg. The retail street value would be thousands of dollars. The wholesale value would be less. This suggested he may have been dealing and consumed his stash to avoid prison time?

Moi , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm GMT
@Sulu

Just a few points:

*You can always count on Negroes to mouth-off.
*Black Live Matter–except to their bros in the hood.
*Pelosi, Schumer, the Black Caucus and the woke folk will press to have the Lincoln Memorial replaced by the George Floyd Memorial.

David 'The Diversity Mastermind' Lammey , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm GMT

" turns out that Floyd had a long criminal record, including an armed robbery in which held a gun to the stomach of a pregnant woman. In short, George Floyd was a real piece of shit"

Apparently St G of da 6 Felonies would beat his hoes as badly as Meg would the etard if he didn't grovel hard enuf whilst takin da knee to a swarthy Hollywooder.

Moi , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:54 pm GMT
@Chet Roman

No fan of Ellison–but he never belonged to the Nation of Islam. Check your "facts".

Trevor Lynch , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:54 pm GMT
@anastasia You do not get arrested for passing a $20.00 bill. You get arrested for "knowingly" and with "intent to defraud" pass a counterfeit bills. .

Where is there an iota of evidence that he did it with intent to defaud. The evidence they had was insufficient to make an arrest.

They did not even ask him any questions about passing the bill before taking out a gun and arresting him.

This is BS. This was completely staged.

He was behind the wheel of a car in a highly intoxicated state. Of course there was reason to arrest him.

Trevor Lynch , says: August 6, 2020 at 12:57 pm GMT
@UncommonGround wasn't trying to run away during the time that it took for the police to come. He was sitting in his car. Second, I don't understand that the police arrests somebody only because someone accused him of something. How can the police arrive in some place and know immediately who is guilty of what? It was a petty offense anyway.

The call to the police indicated that Floyd was either nuts on or drugs. He was either nuts or on drugs (in facts, minutes from dying from an overdose) behind the wheel of a car, a weapon weighing how many pounds? Of course there was good reason to restrain him.

Anonymous [379] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

If he hadn't been pulled over, he probably still be alive today.

Well, the excitement of the arrest didn't help his survivability prospects but I'm not even sure what you're proposing here. Your argument is so stupid that I'm unsure if it's coming from a human being. It's like watching an ant twitching his antennae. I know it's trying to say something but it all translates into gibberish.

Are we supposed to ban arrests because one in a 100K perps might be too sick and/or drugged-up to survive the ordeal?

John Pepple , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:01 pm GMT
@Avianthro rebellion against a racist system.

To put it simply, blacks were being self-destructive, and elite whites decided not to stop them because that would be "racist." And now our elites are going further down that path by glorifying a criminal, George Floyd.

Had our elites fifty years ago used tough love instead of pampering, few blacks would turn to criminal activities. George Floyd likely would have sold insurance or become a pharmacist or something else harmless and even productive. Too bad it didn't turn out that way, but it's impossible to get through to our elites that they are the problem.

Saggy , says: • Website August 6, 2020 at 1:04 pm GMT

The cries for justice over the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown were hoaxes.

Why does Unz publish this crap?

Gunga Din , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:07 pm GMT
@Avianthro

TNB by a TFN.

Johnny Rico , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm GMT
@Priss Factor And CNN, all of them, are pure opinion and propaganda. Made up concern. Not news. No actual people actually care about this stuff.

Who will give a shit about George Floyd in 2021? There will be another school shooting by then. Or better, a fucked up election to talk about.

No charges for the officer who shot Michael Brown. No reaction from anybody. No "riots." Nobody even burned down a Wendy's. Because nobody knows who Michael Brown is. They found all the statues and Confederate flags. They forgot the thing with Michael Brown. You can't take them seriously.

MLK , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm GMT
@TKK g incidents like this for crass political purposes.

What's different this time, besides cabin fever from the lockdown, is Trump.

A word to the wise, be a little less credulous about the "Oh, it's just the blacks again" narrative when purportedly peaceful protests over "systemic racism" quickly become a violent assault on the White House, with Democrats, Allied Media, and resistance scum like Mitt Romney and Mattis egging them on.

Apparently, all it took was painting 'BLM' in front of the White House and Trump Tower for many here to take the bait.

Biff , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm GMT
@Robert Dolan those white nationalists that was over on Unz's The Political Bankruptcy of American White Nationalism thread, pissing and moaning how he got it wrong too.

Another thing that white nationalists seem to piss and moan about is how wrong the State is. Constantly deriding big bad government. Yet when big scary black man comes along, it's straight to the jackboot to wimpier behind. I recognized the same thing when the twin towers were coming down – save us from those scary Araabs no matter what it takes! or what you take from us. – Suckers then and Suckers now.

Emslander , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:37 pm GMT
@JimDandy

Yeah, where's FB?

Giancarlo M. Kumquat , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:39 pm GMT
@Sulu

He does look like a gorilla.

Anonymous [268] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm GMT
@Alden He didn't shoot her immediately AFAIK. She, unarmed and in her pyjamas, was taking to the other officer when this Somali Muslim killed her from inside his car, across his partner.

The biggest red flag for me was the fact that his layers refused to release a statement after interviewing him. What he did was indefensible so everyone expected some variation of "I thought I saw something" excuse but his story was, apparently, so bad that they decided to say nothing.

Needless to say, that case disappeared from the MSM like Jimmy Hoffa. I've heard somewhere that the killer was convicted but that's all. I still don't know what the Somali Muslim told his defenders.

UncommonGround , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm GMT
@Trevor Lynch

There was certainly no reason to restrain him the way it was done. Did the police tell him why he was being arrested? Did the police know for sure that he was on drugs? How? Or is it enough that someone tells something about someone and you are arrested? In any case, I thought he had been arrested because of the 20 dollar bill. Was there a talk between the police and Floyd or they just came to arrest someone and decided that they would arrest him? Don't Americans have rights? Can the police jump on your necks and tell the reason later in case you haven't died?

Gorgeous George , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:45 pm GMT
@Realist Also take in consideration that in America the justice system by no stretch of the imagination lives outside of politics. They HAVE TO charge him with something, and it's probably good that the charges were upped to 2nd degree murder because it will be far harder to prove. Now the problem is that the courts might end up finding him guilty with an mostly black picked jury. If that happens white Americans should no longer oppose riots in big cities, or even care for preserving the police, all of it should go down the drain the sooner the better because the system will clearly be a openly SJW one against whites.
Anonymous [831] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:48 pm GMT
@Rich he Cloward-Piven Plan that we see unfolding before our eyes obviously has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with a hatred and vengeance so great the leftists will burn the country down around themselves to destroy everything whites have created. This is a point Nietzsche made long ago, that vengeance and resentment are always the actual motives of those marching under banners calling for social justice. I'd take the prophesy by a Russian monk during the height of the Christian massacres in Russia a century ago to heart; namely, that what the Jews were doing to Christians in Russia was a mere prelude to what they will attempt to do to Christians in America a century hence.
Emslander , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:52 pm GMT
@street worm and murdered?

This idea comes from a view of history that telescopes slave ships, pre-civil war plantation stories, KKK, Watts Riots and MLK to the year 2010. I think there might once have been white people who feared to allow large black men to be peacefully questioned about a crime. There have been almost 80 years of integration, whites voting for blacks and close contact between the races at work, school and in the military. We know each other well. We're not afraid of black people.

Where has everybody been since 1940? Not in the country I know well.

Dieter Kief , says: August 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm GMT
@Shredder

Something along these lines.

Retail street value thousands of dollars – that is a lot.

kikz , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:02 pm GMT
@Franklin Ryckaert

the largest crime,

was Ellison & Co not releasing the bodycam vids they should be charged as inciting a population to riot under the PATRIOT ACTS I & II, and the willful obstruction of justice.

Joe Kowalski , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:04 pm GMT

Bravo!! You have, with your article, tremendously helped the public good. What the incompetent press do is to cherry-pick "items" to support their agenda. Recently, the Herald-Tribune of Sarasota, Florida published a similar hatchet job. Fortunately, on page 6, they published six real cases, and I concluded what you have in your excellent article. I sent a comment to the newspaper that the Sarasota police department used appropriate force in sub-doing the six who were resisting arrest. I had the same question that you express in the article: What would I do if I was the arresting article?

Even the Jesuit mouthpiece, America Media, joined the cacophony of ridiculous "reporting"

Thank you for the timely article.

neprof , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm GMT
@aandrews

If a double dose of fentanyl did not bring him down, they would have needed an elephant tranquilizer.

But your point is one worth exploring. The key is a drug with fast kinetics. Something that paralyzes one almost instantly yet last only five minutes. Wouldn't that worth a govt grant somewhere.

Really No Shit , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:13 pm GMT

The divorce attorneys for the other side are Jewbaum, Jewberg and Jewfeld, LLP and the presiding judge will be none other than Dishonorable Jewstein do you see a favorable ruling for the plaintiffs? I don't think so

Beavertales , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:24 pm GMT

Alternative ending: The police never showed up, and Floyd slowly died behind the wheel of his vehicle as his companions tried to shake him awake.

Cause of death: Meth, fentanyl, Covid, and a bad heart. The fentanyl alone would have slowed his breathing down to the point of death. As his circulatory system shut down, he would have fell unconscious and unresponsive. His friends would have panicked, but they also would have been reluctant to call 911 for obvious reasons.

Of course there are those who believe Floyd was a superman who could have laughed off a lethal dose of fentanyl that day, "if only the cops hadn't held him down ".

No. He was destined to die of an overdose and he did. The cops holding him for the paramedics were trying to save his life and should be commended for their professionalism.

Chet Roman , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:24 pm GMT
@Moi Ever since Keith Ellison first ran for Congress in 2006, he has characterized his relationship with Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam as a sincere but misguided youthful dalliance. Though Ellison said he was proud of his 18-month association with the Nation of Islam in preparation for 1995's Million Man March, he wrote to concerned Jewish leaders in May 2006, saying, "I have long since distanced myself from and rejected the Nation of Islam due to its propagation of bigoted and anti-Semitic statements and actions of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, and [Farrakhan aide] Khalid Muhammed."
Bert , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:25 pm GMT
@MLK

Strawman argument. Everyone here knows that blacks, gays, cat ladies, etc. are simply tools wielded by the Jewish program that has been going forward for 120 years.

Anonymous [682] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm GMT
@UncommonGround te>

I don't see any need to use violence of any kind in this case.

That's because you're living in some weird, out of touch bubble. A guy like that – text-book example of someone who'll explode into violence at any second – must be restrained for everyone's sake and the cops did it professionally.

If the rules allow the knee on the neck, then there will be more people who should answer for murder besides Chauvin.

What? You don't see a problem with throwing a guy in jail for following the rules? Do you have any idea how a justice system should work in a normal country?

follyofwar , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm GMT
@Realist d. It would have been easier to just ignore it.

Do you think that Tucker should be judge and jury and proclaim Chauvin innocent? If he did that, he would deserve to be fired, and I would be all for it. Would Tucker off the airwaves be fine with you?

Most of Tucker's more discerning fans understand that he must be careful in his language if he wants to keep his job. The Cancel Culture Left is out for his scalp every day, and will use any phony excuse to get him removed. If you think that Tucker's a sell-out and is "lacking immensely," I have an obvious answer. QUIT WATCHING!

Realist , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:35 pm GMT
@Gorgeous George

I haven't seen that Tucker made any sort of reply to this newest video. It would surprise me if he didn't respond with asking whether the rioting had a just cause, or something along that line.

Upon doing a search on Tuckers recent programs I can find no comment that I attributed to him. It appears I confused comments made by Hannity with Carlson.

My apologies to Carlson.

Hippopotamusdrome , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm GMT
@Avianthro

What forces, internal and external, acted on Floyd from the time of his birth to his death to make him become what he was, behave as he did?

DNA

Jefferson Temple , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:50 pm GMT
@Robert Dolan

Don't forget to blame white Minnesotans who thought it was a good idea to elect a black Muslim leftist with credible accusations of domestic abuse against him.

Those white racist supremacists, I'll tell you what.

Hippopotamusdrome , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:51 pm GMT
@Alden

He tried to pass a $20 counterfeit bill

Not "A" $20 counterfeit bill.

He had some more bills that he (they) shoved in the seat cracks after being stopped. I do not know, but it is possible the stashing operation kept his hands busy and why there was a delay showing his hands and was the cause for guns to come out.

MLK , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:52 pm GMT
@Bert

We've got an election coming up, or don't you read the papers.

These events were no surprise, Trump was on track to garner a game-over 20% or more of the black vote.

Heck, the Democrats and their Allied Media even rolled out their old favorite David Duke, once again shouting that he so wants Trump to win he's available any time for CNN and MSDNC to tell everybody so.

Hippopotamusdrome , says: August 6, 2020 at 2:59 pm GMT
@Sean

They just went up to his car GUNS IN HAND, and started demanding he showed his hands.

Uhh yeah. When someone commmits a crime, someone calls the cops and then the cops come and deal with the criminal. Shocking, I know.

Rosie , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:01 pm GMT
@Alden

People like you, endlessly posturing and weeping about dangerous thugs like Floyd are more responsible for " societal failure" than the useless, dangerous thugs you want to cuddle and care for as if they were babies abandoned in a snowstorm.

They do this Every. Single. Time.

When the hoax blows up, they tell us how the point still stands that Blacks are victims of evil racist White society because reasons.

Biff , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:04 pm GMT
@animalogic

You said it better than I ever could.

Emily , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:07 pm GMT

Get ready for round two
Injustice or insurrection.
It will define the USA for decades to come.
Justice, if it clearly prevails – will immediately unleash bloodletting, arson, robbery, rape, murder and unprecedented mass civil revolution.
If it doesn't prevail it will unleash bloodletting, arson, robbery, rape, murder and unprecedented mass civil revolution as a chronic ongoing and increasingly vile, corrupt society.
Either way- the old America is gone to just a hatefilled, brainwashed cesspit of violence and crime and to civil war – if white people there have the guts to hold their ground and I wouldn't bet on that.
The USA has become George Floyd – the nation.
Criminal, brutal. drug ridden, and the gun he holds to a pregnant woman's belly symbolises the gun held to much of the defenseless planet as the USA plunders and murders across the globe.
Floyd is the USA.
Let us hope it meets the same fate.

Bard of Bumperstickers , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:09 pm GMT
@aandrews

Over 80% Of Black Americans Don't Want To 'Abolish Police'

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/most-black-americans-dont-want-abolish-police-while-20-want-more

They want MORE police. Who the heck is projecting this mirage, anyway? NO one is being represented, except a semi-visible elite.

InnerCynic , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:18 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller If he hadn't been pulled over, he probably still be alive today

That's an assumption. Could very well have smashed into a car full of kids and all we would have heard was the "tragedy" bracketed by more reports on Kim Kardashians fat ass.

I've had the cops abuse me in my own house in front of my wife and kids over what was essentially a phoned in SWATing by some anonymous bastard. So I have no love for cops and their abuse of power. And as far as people flashing their lights its a sign by people who are systemically abused for non crimes to be on the lookout for the badged thieves.

Bardon Kaldian , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:24 pm GMT
@anonymous

If they do the right thing and acquit him we might be in for some stormy times.

Or not. When shown teeth, blacks bow down.

InnerCynic , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:25 pm GMT
@Dumbo

Thats because Chris uses those "special" words that only special people are permitted to utter.

InnerCynic , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:28 pm GMT
@jsinton

Media is by and large nothing more than an echo chamber of propaganda and disinformation. I've observed for nearly five decades the consistently increasing volume of BS uttered out of their pie holes. Its gotten to the point that they no longer even pretend.

Genrick Yagoda , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:31 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

George Floyd was not "pulled over".

While I do worry about the high bar for commenting Ron Unz proposed a while ago, in your case a culling would be welcome.

anon [771] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:34 pm GMT
@anon

Because the purpose of these riots is not to actually address issues with cops, it's to expand the power of the Police State by getting rid of local cops who might be familiar with their community and have federal police from elsewhere to act like an occupying army. That is, of course, the antithesis of what libertarians are all about.

Agent76 , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:35 pm GMT

May 27, 2020 New video shows Minneapolis police arrest of George Floyd before death

Four white officers involved in the death of George Floyd have been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department, but Mayor Jacob Frey is saying that one of the officers should be arrested for pressing his knee on Floyd's neck.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZWzkgKPZWcw?feature=oembed

July 6, 2020 End Qualified Immunity from the Bottom Up

While states can't end a federally-imposed legal fiction on their own, a new state law to reform the practice can serve as a model for getting something done.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8D4l0Ef8Fjg?feature=oembed

Realist , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm GMT
@follyofwar air nothing would be different he changes nothing.

The Cancel Culture Left is out for his scalp every day, and will use any phony excuse to get him removed.

Who gives a shit you either tell the truth or you cower.

If you think that Tucker's a sell-out and is "lacking immensely," I have an obvious answer. QUIT WATCHING!

You didn't give my whole quote (editing for your benefit) I said Carlson is the best Whites have in the MSM but he is still lacking immensely.

See my comment #106

orionyx , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:38 pm GMT
@Avianthro

Can we build a society in which someone like Floyd never exists and never needs to be put out of his and our misery?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. There is no practical way we can rid the world of these sub-Saharan genes.

FB , says: • Website August 6, 2020 at 3:40 pm GMT

And here's the 'victim' of George Floyd's 'crime'

A staff member rushes up to the two officers waving the banknote. 'Before they drive off, he's parked right here, it's a fake bill from the gentleman,' he tells the cops

–The Daily Mail

Well so glad the cops were able to serve up swift justice for poor Hadji there wouldn't want this fine looking American to have to go to Friday Prayers with a fake twenty in his pantaloons, now would we ?

Goddard , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm GMT
@John Pepple

Was reading obit of Herman Cain. His mother taught Cain that what matters is what you start off with spiritually, not materially. His dad managed to buy a house and did all right. I've met blacks like Cain's parents. They are solid people. There used to be a lot more of that type of black.

36 ulster , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:52 pm GMT
@Exalted Cyclops

Sad but so true.

Chris Cosmos , says: August 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm GMT
@TKK

I think some level of civil war may well be inevitable at this point. However, if Trump did try that there would be 100% chance of civil war right now. The situation is not dire enough to declare a state of emergency and may well encourage a coup d'etat by the CIA (who has ultimate political power and is profoundly hostile to Trump and populism) and allied elements in the military. Trump today has little room to do much of anything even if he wins the next election.

bruce county , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:02 pm GMT
@Sean

They had already run the nogs plate and what do you know An armed violent offender red flag is burning bright on his his arrest sheet right there on their computer screen. What do suppose they should have done?. Walk over to the vehicle with a bundle bundle of balloons and a lollipop.

The worthless nog had children in Texas that he never paid a penny of child support to yet he's doping it up, making porn and driving around in a fucking Mercedes. He lived the life and he died like a filthy mutt.

Good bye Nigger.

Trevor Lynch , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:09 pm GMT
@Beavertales

Alternative ending: The police never showed up, and Floyd slowly died behind the wheel of his vehicle as his companions tried to shake him awake.

Alternative alternative ending: Floyd drove off in his car, had a heart attack or passed out from drugs, and plowed into another car or a pedestrian or two before coming to a stop.

We have laws against driving drunk for this reason.

Of course he needed to be stopped.

Curmudgeon , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:11 pm GMT
@Anonymous e story makes it clear that the police had reason to believe he was lying. The police wouldn't know if he had Covid 19, when he was infected, and whether or not he was symptomatic.
If Floyd knew he was infected and knew he was symptomatic, why was he not self quarantining? As studies from around the world have shown, "having Covid 19" means little, as 50% of those tested and found to have been infected, have no symptoms, and majority of those infected have mild to moderate symptoms. If Chauvin and the other cops not done their job, Floyd would have been counted as a Covid death.
siberiancat , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:17 pm GMT
@Jefferson Temple

Too many innocent people are killed by cops as in how many exactly?

Tucker Carlson went over the grand total of 9 unarmed black shootings for the last year. Most of them were in fact attacking the officers.

Somehow I'm skeptical about the "too many" part.

Ilya G Poimandres , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:20 pm GMT

Floyd says 'I'm dying man..'. I don't agree here – the cops were not compassionate in his arrest. They had guns, he had muscle. Sure, one could have ended up with a broken rib if they surrounded him and told him to calm the fuck down, but none of them, were really ever at risk of death – like he was.

He was an imperfect citizen, even an imperfect human being, if you like, but the state should aim to improve the lives of, and even the individuals themselves.

This is not what the cops did here. The issue is not racism, or even police brutality. It is US society. Guns, no guns, genetics, culture – something must make US society so violent that citizens kill cops, and cops kill citizens.

There are enough nations (China, Russia) where there is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, where this kinda shit is much rarer. Why, violence is so exponentially prevalent in US society (and not say UK society, where 3% of the population is Black), is a question.

In my personal opinion guns without education about guns – an aggressive state policy, breeds aggressive citizens, white or black – they behave as they are led.

Three cops with guns on one druggy with muscles – either they are pussies or they are psychopaths. In both cases, they need to either retrain, quit, or be arrested for intentional harm.

SafeNow , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm GMT

There exists in males what I call a "delayed compliance" reaction. The football coach says "everyone line-up for wind sprints" and no one, of any color, immediately moves. A brief delay; a few seconds. It satisfies the ego; creates a false sense of voluntariness: Well, okay, I will comply, but it is only because I choose to. Authority figures -- coach, the teacher, parents. A harmless delay game. But whites seem to sense that a policeman is not the football coach; when a policeman gives an instruction, you comply instantly. Instantly. For some reason, Blacks think that the policeman is the football coach. Poor, uneducated, intoxicated Whites, in their stupor, nonetheless seem to know this is not the football coach.

Curmudgeon , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm GMT
@Alden ed in a snowstorm.

You are being too kind.
The "societal failure" has been, and is, the negrification of virtually every aspect of life, and claiming it is normal. That ranges from unintelligible ebonics to dressing like pimps, with drug usage, lax sexual morals, etc along the way. It's all courtesy of the tribe.
https://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/Sacks-Multiculturalism-threatens-democracy
Some people don't understand that.

unit472 , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm GMT
@neprof e allergies and prior conditions police know nothing about so using any sort of tranquilizer carries a high risk as does using 'less than lethal' weaponry as you don't know how a person will fall.

I am reminded of the Dylan song about the prizefighter Davey Moore. Moore was knocked down but his fall was 'broken' when the base of his skull caught the bottom rope of the boxing ring. He got back on his feet and finished the round. He even gave a post fight interview but then lapsed into a coma in his dressing room and soon died. Apparently that lower rope injured his brain stem

Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:37 pm GMT
@anonymous ents don't matter. Science doesn't matter. Only The Narrative™ matters.

So put Chauvin on trial, convict him, and sentence him to thirty years in prison. Then pull a Witness Protection gambit: give him a new identity, a million bucks for his trouble, and release him into South Dakota.

Nobody ever follows up on anything anymore, and if Cuomo can get away with murdering thousands of vulnerable Covid patients in nursing homes, I'm sure the Minneapolis penal system can carry a phony name on the books for a few years.

Voila, justice. Or at least what passes for it in The Day of Cthulhu.

JimDandy , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:37 pm GMT
@animalogic

Your loquaciousness is impressive!

Alas, Floyd's death was 100% his own fault. Sorry. Thx.

Curmudgeon , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm GMT
@John Pepple

New elites were emerging with new ideas, and one of them was to pamper blacks instead of using tough love. Anything blacks did was ok with them, even if it did them no good.

It's called multiculturalism, and it's been the death of every European based country and society.

jsinton , says: August 6, 2020 at 4:58 pm GMT
@Trevor Lynch . It doesn't mean they arrest you. They just do it so you don't try to run off or fight back. So in this case putting cuffs on Floyd was justified as they had evidence of wrongdoing, and just wanted him neutralized until they figured out what happened. Floyd freaked out, went crazy, when they even tried to talk to him. It was a tragic event, but I don't see how the cops really did anything wrong. They followed procedure. Floyd should have remained calm, but he was too high, mentally unstable, afraid because he knew he messed up, had a panic attack and a heart attack. Floyd killed Floyd.
JessicaR , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:02 pm GMT

I want to disagree with this statement:

He claimed to be too claustrophobic to get in the police car, which was a lie because he was not too claustrophobic to sit in his own car.

There is a huge difference between sitting in a vehicle that you can freely leave, such as one's own car, and sitting handcuffed in the backseat of a police car with a grate across the front–which Floyd could not leave.

I would imagine that there are many people who can handle a car that they are free to leave–and that can also take them many places , thus easing any sense of confinement, and being *locked* in the back of a police car.

Other than that, I find myself sympathetic to much in the article. In particular, I have sympathy for the other police officers who tried to get Chauvin to stop kneeling on Floyd's neck and who are now facing serious crimina charges.

However, since Floyd did not pose a threat to the safety of the police officers–none reported being injured–he should not have been killed. And I don't believe he died of *entirely* natural causes, as there are conflicting autopsies. I think we should wait and see.

Even by the account given in this article, Floyd was being difficult, not dangerous, and being difficult does not deserve being knelt on while begging for breath and calling for mother.

Jeff Stryker , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm GMT
@Emily k of gas are going to find themselves frostbitten and being shot at with no food and nowhere to lay their head.

You are a woman. We've seen what happens once or twice when some blubbery black teen female got caught shoplifting in a Korean store and assaulted the Korean woman and she simply hauled off and shot the girl dead.

When screeching BLM come into suburbs and some black girl throws a rock through the wrong window some non-white woman is going to simply blast her.

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MarkinLA , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:09 pm GMT

The AG has already he is withholding evidence in order to get a conviction. This is against everything the prosecution is supposed to be about. He should be disbarred after this at a minimum but this puts the whole prosecution into jeopardy at the appeals level.

Rurik , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm GMT
@Jefferson Temple

Don't forget to blame white Minnesotans who thought it was a good idea to elect a black Muslim leftist with credible accusations of domestic abuse against him.

Minnesota is about 85% white, and yet they elect a black supremacist Muslim uber-liberal who doesn't pay his own taxes.

If they put it to a state-wide referendum, that all white males in Minnesota must be castrated at birth, I wonder by what margin it would pass. 85%?

Sulu , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller text">

If he hadn't been pulled over, he probably still be alive today.

No, more like if he hadn't been pulled over he would probably be dead from the fentanyl overdose the stupid bastard took. Blaming stupid niggers for their stupid nigger behavior is quite rational and the fact that you seem to think it inappropriate indicates you have an ax to grind.

He was high on drugs. He was passing a fake 20 and he had a rap sheet as long as a porn stars schlong. What part of that did you fail to understand?

Sulu

Jefferson Temple , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm GMT
@siberiancat

That's nine too many right off the bat. And although it's not in your face in media, cops kill people other than blacks. Many more whites than blacks die during encounters with cops. I'm not saying it is our biggest problem but there is room for improvement.

UncommonGround , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:22 pm GMT
@jsinton or "put cuffs" on anyone they want. It's enough that someone tells something about you (maybe not even this is necessary). The police may also say that you might get uncoperative at some point in the future because you are a "text-book example of someone who'll explode into violence at any second" even if your hands have been tied before and the police has not read any textbook or got any special education. Did the police make any test, make any question to know if Floyd had taken drugs, was drunk? No. Did they tell him why they were arresting him? Not necessary because people don't need rights.
Just another serf , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:23 pm GMT

And there were the George Floyd funerals, televised I believe. And Pelosi and her friends knelling for 8 minutes, wrapped in those African scarves.

It's all an absolute nightmare.

AaronB , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:30 pm GMT
@Ilya G Poimandres voidance. That's why the cop has his gun out right away.

Police departments develop rigid, inflexible procedures to minimize risk, that leaves less room for judgement and humanity.

For instance, police have not rescued drowning people on several occasions, because it was against procedure.

I don't know about Russia, but police in China are notoriously brutal and rights are few and unenforceable – worse than America, and there is a general callousness towards human life.

Its hypercapitalism – anywhere hustling and the profit motive is king, human life is cheap.

Sean , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm GMT
@bruce county rofessional law enforcement officers kneeling on his torso and another on his legs. As for the cervical spine, Joe Rogan says anyone putting their shin across a training partner's neck like that in a Jiu Jitsu class would be instantly told get it the fuck off. Did Chauvin maintain his position only for the few minutes until Floyd had became weak as a kitten and begged to be allowed to stand up, or until Chauvin noticed Floyd had suddenly expired? Neither, Chauvin stayed on top of Floyd for two minutes after medics had found Floyd had no pulse. A medic had to tell Chauvin to dismount the dead man.
Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:42 pm GMT

The anti-cop idiots here have no idea what they are asking for.

The jews want to get rid of white police/ local police, to bring in an international force that would be as vicious as the Cheka in the Soviet Union.

You think the cops are bad now? The jews want a secret police that can knock on your door in the middle of the night and make you disappear.

The tribe already has a great deal of control but they want more. As long as any goy has any freedom whatsoever the small hats are unhappy.

Anti_barabas_ite , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:47 pm GMT
@Sean

Call me next time you arrest a 250 pound 6'5″ anybody on lake street.

You and your healthcare restorative practices squads.

With spoons

Guy died as he lived, thuglife

SafeNow , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:47 pm GMT

Some commenters mention Jewish support of BLM, and this interests me as someone who has read Philip Roth. A Roth list of Jewish traits would be something like this: Contentiousness, dissension, oppositional, hyper-touchiness, hyper-criticalness. Displaying these traits, says Roth, "Puts a spring in their heel." (is it any wonder that Jewish people do not do very well in the military?). It seems to me that BLM embraces the very same traits. So maybe Jews see BLM as colleagues, sharing the same sensibility.

Dube , says: August 6, 2020 at 5:56 pm GMT
@John Johnson

He will most likely get railroaded by a jury that is afraid of another riot.

Most fraught will be the jury selection process. The prospective jurors who are honest and open will fear reasonably for their lives.

Pop Warner , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:03 pm GMT
@Jefferson Temple e needed. Too many innocent people are killed by cops. Floyd just wasn't one of them.

But Duncan Lemp was. And all of these fuck whitey riots have refused to acknowledge his murder. We STILL don't have bodycam footage. The "defend the police" crowd have no problem with police or even police brutality. They are upset that blacks get arrested at all. They cheer on police when they murder white dissidents and seize the guns of law abiding citizens. The crowd of rioters don't give a damn about police reform, other than to turn the police into a commisariat to persecute whites

Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:07 pm GMT
@SafeNow

The nose does not see the buckwheats as colleagues ..they see them as golem foot soldiers.

The word you're looking for is subversive.

Agent76 , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:07 pm GMT

Aug 6, 2020 Senator Paul Calls for Holding Democrat Leadership Accountable in Our Major Cities

https://www.youtube.com/embed/WKTAlyWOprY?feature=oembed

Malla , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:08 pm GMT
@AaronB There is a Brazillian movie called Elite Squad. Worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/U5AuNTDxA6A?feature=oembed

It is about BOPE an elite police squad in Brazil.
One commentator writes
"saw the movie, surely the best movie i've seen in a long time. impressive story. my country needs BOPE definitely. saudações da Sérvia. respeito!"

Movies of super macho Cops who bash up criminals black and blue are super popular here in India.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/mp-XqCrCi6I?feature=oembed
Super Hit super cop movie Singham.

KenH , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:12 pm GMT
@Alden

After his last prison term in Texas, he moved to Minneapolis for drug dealing and counterfeit money passing.

Criminals out on parole often move to another state since they won't be known to the police. That is why George Floyd moved from Texas to Minnesota and not because he was just a good guy who made some mistakes and seeking a "fresh start" as the jewsmedia tried to frame things.

Uncle Sam , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:16 pm GMT

As I wrote in a previous commentary, the attorney general of Minnesota has no case against these 4 police offiicers. They were merely acting in that incident in accordance with the use of force protocols of the Minneapolis Police Department. That is simply the best defense they have. Further, although I am not an attorney. I don't see how any judge could even allow this to go to trial. There is no legal case. And if it does go to trial, they will surely be acquitted.

Beyond that, these 4 officers should sue the hell out of the city of Minneapolis, the state of Minnesota, the mainstream media, both verbal and print, as well as these black organizations like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, these fake civil rights attorneys like Benjamin Crump and others of his ilk. And any other entity or entities that were responsible for this charade and outrageous defamation of character. They should take a leaf out of the Nick Sandman playbook. Each of these officers could easily wind up with tens of millions of dollars and be independently wealthy for the rest of their lives.

bruce county , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm GMT
@Sean

You're a spineless, virtue signaling nigger loving lunatic. These fucking filthy primitives do not care about you. When SHTF will you genuflect to you Black invaders. They will slaughter you and your nigger loving family mercilessly. Your wife and family must be so proud of you.

Malla , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm GMT
@AaronB Caught On Camera: Cops from Utter Pradesh State mercilessly Beat Up Boy With Cricket Bat
This is so normal, something like this probably happens everyday in the country.
Also applying electric shocks to genetilia etc is common practice here. Before you jump in say how evul Indian police are, Indian police themselves are brutally beaten up the public often.
This is how it is and this is how it will always be here.

As the US population becomes more brown and more multiracial and mixed, this will be future that will await the West. It is inevitable.

Trevor Lynch , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm GMT
@JessicaR not deserve being knelt on while begging for breath and calling for mother.

He was bullshitting. He lied about his mother. He lied about doing drugs. He was lying about being unable to breathe. But you want to construct an elaborate rationalization for him not lying about claustrophobia. And who cares?

Should we disband the police because blacks start claiming they have "jailophobia."

You strike me as a nice person. We have police to protect nice people from horrible people and ugly realities. Just thank them for their service and go back to thinking happy thoughts.

De Doc , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:33 pm GMT
@Anonymous

His breathing difficulty was most certainly due to the lethal levels of fentanyl in his bloodstream, which, including both fentanyl and it's active metabolite, norfentanyl, was about 16.6 ng/mL. The average lethal concentration found in one recent study of opioid related ODs was 9.8 ng/mL. We're not even sure Floyd was accustomed to opioids, because a naive user can succumb even at much lower levels. Per the autopsy he had signs of advanced atherosclerosis, which means he was a ticking time bomb considering his use of illicit substances.

Jim Bob Lassiter , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm GMT
@anastasia

The merchant victim of the bogus bill asked Floyd to void the transaction by returning the cigarettes and the change for the bill he passed. Floyd refused and that's why the merchant called the cops on his black ass.

Anonymous [339] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:44 pm GMT
@NobodyKnowsImADog ayments that let them stay in the city and not vote while the political professionals vote "Democrat" that claim to represent the inert mass / mob, but don't.

Time to end this farce, and it's time because the money has run out to even support the present system. Supposedly Trump and the Democrats are negotiating a COVID-19 welfare package that will amount to 2.5 trillion dollars, if the negotiations don't fail. 2.5 trillion dollars, all borrowed when the Democrat run States and cities (supposedly the richest in the country) are effectively all bankrupt. The phrase "Dead, but too stupid to fall down" comes to mind.

Did you really want that?

Anonymous [339] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:46 pm GMT
@Uncle Sam

I don't see how any judge could even allow this to go to trial. There is no legal case.

Hey, don't worry about it. There isn't any law, either.

Reg Cæsar , says: August 6, 2020 at 6:54 pm GMT

Once the Leftist beast is decapitated

It's not the usual beast with a brain to remove. Like ISIS, it's a starfish with arms that will grow back.

George Floyd was not a victim of police brutality or injustice.

Like the rest of us, he was a victim of the Covid lockdown. He was passing a bad bill after losing his job. That wasn't his fault, but the DFL governor and mayor's.

AaronB , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:12 pm GMT
@Malla stranger wanted to start a fight with me in a bar. None of that would ever happen in America, despite its supposed culture of violence.

America only doesn't look so great when compared with Western Europe (and Eastern?) and Japan, but police brutality is obviously much less severe in America than in China and India.

But America should be compared to the most developed places, not India or China or Thailand or Poland, and it is more brutal than places in that comparison.

Sweden and Norway seem to have worked out a good approach to policing.

Dannyboy , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:15 pm GMT

Excellent essay, Mr Johnson.

Agree entirely, most especially this part.

Which is reason number one-hundred-million-and-one why I believe that blacks and whites in America need to go our separate ways. We need a racial divorce.

There needs to be separation because there's certainly no shortage of stupid dysfunctional blacks like Saint George Floyd or indoctrinated/cucked whites who will take up for them.

Once the former are gone, we can focus entirely on the latter.

fredtard , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:15 pm GMT
@animalogic t of the divide and conquer strategy. Seems to me Trump has done his job (for his handlers) better than even Obama; he's the most divisive President by far. I know, the media creates the controversies, but Trump gets to play his part. He's an actor, taking direction, just like every Pres. since Kennedy. I've noticed a steady progression beginning with Billy boy, and reaching new heights of division with Trump.

People who still think "we" elect our President, or that it makes any difference at all who gets elected,
gotta be deluded or distracted or just not paying attention.

Genrick Yagoda , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:23 pm GMT
@JessicaR

Can you please show me this other autopsy? Because no one else can seem to find it.

Thanks in advance.

Steve Naidamast , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:34 pm GMT

The situation in the United States that this entire George Floyd event crystallizes into a microcosm of our society even has such people as Dr. Gary Null, a noted researcher on the Left side of the political spectrum up, in arms.

What is he angry about? That such organizations as BLM and many others of the Left, concentrate on their own victimhood instead of concentrating on those issues that concern all of us, together as one nation.

In this afternoon's radio broadcast, Dr. Null leveled a broadside against the Left that would have had everyone on the Right standing up and cheering

Anon [279] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:43 pm GMT
@Jim Bob Lassiter

The merchant victim of the bogus bill asked Floyd to void the transaction by returning the cigarettes and the change for the bill he passed. Floyd refused and that's why the merchant called the cops on his black ass.

LOL

Typical Nigger Behavior.

Unrestrained arrogance + Unmatched ignorance.

Look how many of them will gun each other down over the slightest notion of "disrespect"

Sean , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm GMT
@Anti_barabas_ite

Some people will chose death over incarceration, but the duties of police and correctional officers as properly discharged are to make the aforementioned option a very difficult one in practice. The guards in the Epstein case are being prosecuted and so are the cops in the Floyd case. They were paid to do a job.

Malla , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:45 pm GMT
@AaronB , cops in America are far more rude than cops in Britain or the rest of Europe or Japan on average. For some reason, I have never had any problems with police anywhere, for some strange reason cops and airport officials are nicer to me than others (I have noticed). For example being let off without fines for bringing in forbidden food products (the food products were confiscated ofcourse) at airports while all my Indian friends having to pay fines.
But even I found American cops a bit rude compared to Western Euro/ Japanese cops. British cops are extremely friendly and nice.
Exalted Cyclops , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:48 pm GMT

While the entire narrative concocted by the Lügenpresse is of course a massive lie, there are nevertheless real questions to be asked about the tragic ascension of St. George the Breathless.

*Big-city cops aren't usually very concerned with things like some drugged up hoodlum passing a fake 20-dollah bill. They usually have better things to do and leave this nonsense to the feds. (Yes we know they are supposed to enforce all laws – federal included – except immigration violations which they routinely are ordered not to enforce by the criminals who issue their orders.)

What was so important about this particular drugged up negro felon when there are so many out there? Why was this fake 20 so important?? (They're all really fake 20s of course but we're only referring here t0 those who are not legally entitled to counterfeit versus those who are.)

*Officer Chauvin and St. George might very well have known each other as they both worked security for an establishment called El Nuevo Rodeo, which seems to have some interesting owners connected to the famous representative in our Clown Congress – one Ms. Ilhan Omar, a paper Murikan from Somalia. Chauvin supposedly worked as outside muscle while St. George served as inside muscle for this fine, upstanding pillar in a top-notch Minneapolis neighborhood.

*Did St. George ingest all that Fentanyl, etc. himself or did someone help him?? Given his saintly lifestyle self-medication seems most likely but still if a loose end needs to be tied up it needs to be tied up.

*Chauvin's record of excessive-force complaints (18) in über-leftist Minneapolis seems unusual for someone still allowed to work at the pleasure of the Politburo there. Is this unusual or are they so desperate to keep foot soldiers they'll overlook the number of complaints (many of which could be nonsense in that environment) despite his being a crackah?

*I've read some reports of a massive counterfeiting operation centered in Minneapolis. Did St. George, Derek Chauvin and the owners of El Nuevo Rodeo have anything to do with this? Is there any possibility Chauvin was merely making certain that St. George's OD was permanent in nature??

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm GMT
@Sulu worth an article on Unz because the drug manufacturers are white (so the Chinese or Blacks can't be blamed). The victims are also white.

It seems obvious that what these people need is medical attention and mentorship. In Europe, that's what they would have gotten. It probably won't happen, however, because blaming the victims is easier and more satisfying.

Seeing this shithole country finally crumble makes this a great time to be alive. Hit that shard pipe, wrap yourselves in the flag, and find other losers to commiserate with you.

As for me, I will enjoy the ride.

InnerCynic , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:50 pm GMT
@FB

At least Hadji was working to build a business instead of Saint Floyd who was working hard at hardly working. But tbeiving and being an ignorant dope fiend was "job 1" for the beneficent giant.

InnerCynic , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm GMT
@Agent76

" Four white officers " SNIP! And that my friends is where all of this crap falls apart. When these clowns reporting this nonsense can't even get that right then everything else, all of the subsequent lies, follow.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 7:57 pm GMT
@FB dn't want this fine looking American to have to go to Friday Prayers with a fake twenty in his pantaloons, now would we ?

Arabs are the ones keeping the lights on in a lot of these areas.

A lot of those mini mart owners are actually refugee Coptics. This is especially true for Detroit where a Coptic community runs half the businesses. Ironically the Blacks chased out the Jews in the Detroit riots and the Gov replaced them with Coptics (Not a conspiracy, it's done through green card requirements).

Muslims don't like handling pork or alcohol unless they have to.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:06 pm GMT
@Anon This is why I suspect that the smaller prefrontal cortex is really the main issue. We are supposed to believe it's just a coincidence that this is the area of the brain that is responsible for self-control. Harsh to talk about but I don't see blaming Whitey as a long term solution.

The obsession alt-right has with IQ tests is corrosive and leaves too many questions unanswered. I used to live near a group home for severely mentally limited adults and they were harmless. They were happy to help with anything but weren't able to care for themselves since they were mentally around 6 or 7.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:15 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

This isn't worth an article on Unz because the drug manufacturers are white (so the Chinese or Blacks can't be blamed). The victims are also white.

Most meth comes from Mexican superlabs.

But that shouldn't be used to bash Mexico.

The real problem is that the White working class has been demoralized. If it wasn't meth then it would be something else.

But I am all for trying to lock down the border and control the supply. It's an evil drug and the dealers/smugglers should be shot.

anon [292] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:19 pm GMT
@Robert Dolan ="comment-text">

The Germans and Hitler were right. I wish Germany would have won the second WW. Jews do not want to join the peoples of the world. Their hog wash ( gods chosen people) keep them from becoming citizens on the level playing field of world peoples .that leaves one defense for us non jews get rid of them ..had the Germans won the second WW, there would be no small state of Israel .and look what a murderous monster state of terrorism it is today
The jews take over of the us Fed Reserve is not acceptable .they run the US congress .through their lobbys .they steal billions from the US taxpayer .this way .and there you have it .they are thieves ..period. Get Rid Of Them

Sean , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm GMT
@John Johnson

Prefrontal cortex executive function would be overthinking it in emergencies. That is why it gets disconnected under conditions of extreme stress. If you are brought up around chronic stress, you become programmed to react very instinctively to any threats, even ones to social status.

Sollipsist , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:37 pm GMT
@street worm

That's the flip side of the same "logic" that says that anybody who champions their rights actually hates themselves and/or wants to have sex with them.

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm GMT
@John Johnson decline as long as this continues.
Here, biker gangs make and distribute this drug. I guarantee that none of the "pro-white" commenters here are going to be calling for cops to manhandle them, or even to take any action at all, since seeing a white guy on a Hayim Davidstein motorcycle that he wouldn't otherwise be able to afford is fine no matter how many white kids' lives he ruined.
Whites here would rather cry over a Jewess that was killed by a Somali cop, and my thesis is that no race or community can survive with the problems that white Americans continue to have.
Anonymous [379] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:42 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

Mentioning that he had done porn just shows that you're jealous.

L O L !!

At least you Jogger-Americans can be funny on occasion.

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:43 pm GMT
@gotmituns

Unfortunately Floyd left several youts behind so his criminal descendants will continue his destruction.

ploni almoni , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:50 pm GMT
@anon is what this "article" is designed to do, to set one group against the other. "Let's you and him fight." That is how we make color revolutions by the training manual. Look! A plane hit the building! You didn't see it? Something wrong with your eyes. Look at the video. BLM and Antifa should think twice when they are sent out because their own trainers may shoot them in the back for special effects. Of course, it's not just about the Trump Biden election. It's about who rules the world. The World Trade Center is now "One World Plaza." And to think this is our own government doing this to us.
anon [296] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:53 pm GMT
@AaronB prostitutes where some police accused me of soliciting and actually drew their guns on me. But I was polite and kept my hands away from my pockets (Which makes cops nervous) and in five minutes they said I was free to go.

Its a kind of utter buffoonery. An oafishness.

On the female side its a grotesque public spectacle. As anyone who has seen a 300 pound hooker knows. Sure, there are Jewish sex workers. Lots of Gentiles beat off to Joanna Angel or Nina Hartley films.

But Joanna is not screaming on the sidewalk "The streetlight makes my p((ssy hair glow in the dark"

I met Joanna Angel once at an electronic trade convention. She was polite and nice.

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 8:57 pm GMT
@anastasia ss a single counterfeit bill is arrested. The matter is immediately referred to the federal agency, Secret Service which investigates.

If the arrestee is deemed an innocent person who's innocently acquired the bill. He's not charged. If the investigation finds the person has acquired the bill from either the counterfeiters or another passer of counterfeit bills he is charged with knowingly passing a counterfeit bill.

Floyd was a career criminal. There's a major counterfeiting operation In Minneapolis. As evidenced by the seizure of 900,000 counterfeit bills recently.

Jim Bob Lassiter , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:00 pm GMT
@Malla

In 1993 on a trip to Spain I saw four cops (one female) club the living shit out of some Moroccan in Puerto del Sol Madrid. They beat him until two bricks of "mugre" dropped out of his pants on the sidewalk, slung him in the back of a patrol car and sped off. From first verbal contact to everybody gone was less than two minutes.

Derer , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm GMT
@Tusk

Another hoax perpetrated by the dishonest f media going unpunished for inciting subsequent hate crimes and destruction against white weaklings and founding fathers images. Racist Lemon and his colleagues from the CNN together with MSNBC are leading this police onslaught.

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:07 pm GMT
@Wild Man t 20 bill. Either they all go into a big mall or each goes into a store. Each buys something for $5. That's $15 in change apiece.

Quickly drive back to the next passer up the line for more bills and repeat . Do it 4 times a day that's $60. Not much but still $60 is $60.

Arrest a passer, investigate. Go after the person who sold the counterfeit bill to him for $5 and up the levels till the printer is found.

The Secret Service is very good at catching counterfeits. That's why when you buy something the vendor gets a real bill, not a fake.

ploni almoni , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:10 pm GMT
@Alden

You're not a moron.

Happy Tapir , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:11 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

It would be interesting if you linked to something about the kid that got shot. Funny how these don't make the national news.

KenH , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:13 pm GMT

The use of police body cams that the Obama administration pushed for and which were supposed to prove the narrative that police, and especially white police, are stopping/targeting and killing blacks for no other reason than they are driving/walking/jaywalking while black, is actually debunking the narrative and showing that blacks invited and deserved the force that was used against them based on their erratic and violent behavior.

Not sure who made the prediction but years ago they said that the widespread use of body cams would do precisely this (debunk the far left narrative), so there would be a new push to eliminate the use of body cams since it would show blacks acting like animals on the set of the wild kingdom.

This is a great article but Greggy went soft on the Jewish owned drive by media and if not for their slanted and propagandistic coverage and false claims the nation wouldn't have been set on fire for months now. An honest media (Jew free) would have put events in their proper context and waited for more facts to emerge instead of screaming "racist killer cops" 24/7.

Jim Bob Lassiter , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:14 pm GMT
@Anonymous

If TimeTraveller saw Saint George's skanky syph-bag co-star he'd re-evaluate his concepts about envy and jealousy.

SC Rebel , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:16 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

The obvious distinction is one activity (revenue motivated only) versus the other (actual public safety).

As for Waco, that was the Feds abusing their power, not local police.

I also find it amusing that you seem to think that only blacks are the victim of police brutality. The numbers show otherwise.

But hey, continue to push the false narrative if it helps you sleep better at night.

Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:18 pm GMT
@John Johnson

Crime tracks IQ.

GDP/productivity tracks IQ.

frontier , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:19 pm GMT
@Sean they puled him out because he'd give them the virus in the closed space. Then they called the paramedics to take care of him. While waiting, one of the cops held him down with a knee on the BACK OF Floyd's neck, preventing him from turning around and spraying the cop with viruses.

Cops aren't personal maids or nurses, asking them to take care of infectious drug addicts would require a lot more cops and they wouldn't be cops anymore – that would be a horrendous way of wasting taxpayer's money. Why didn't you go and take care of the drugged criminal? At your own expense? His death is your fault

KenH , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:22 pm GMT

You'll notice that the media, even FOX, hasn't breathed a word about the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's report. That's because the report contradicts the media's claims that George Floyd died of asphyxia due to Chauvin's knee on his neck. The medical examiner's report makes clear that Floyd had no internal or external injuries to his neck. If the medical examiner's report had claimed Floyd died as a result of Chauvin's actions the leftist media would be quoting from it every night.

Instead it has been memory holed and the media myrmidons hope everyone will just forget about it so they don't go looking for it to read it and learn they've been lied to for months. This way they can convict the four officers in the media with damnable lies.

follyofwar , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm GMT
@anonymous le, who had murder on their mind. All the Alt-Right and White Nationalists did was complain. No competent defense attorney volunteered to defend him. Fields wound up with an incompetent Public Defender who did nothing to try to get him off.

If Chauvin is found guilty, which I'd bet a thousand dollars he will be, again his White supporters will do nothing but complain on the pages of Unz and like websites. IMO, there is a much better case to convict Chauvin than there was for sad sack James Fields. Chauvin needs a top notch Black defense attorney. Unfortunately Johnny Cochran is dead.

gutta percha , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:28 pm GMT

" the police dealt with Floyd with a level of patience and professionalism that I certainly could not have mustered. would you have been able to maintain your cool in the same situation? This video gives me nothing but respect for the police who have to deal day in and day out with deranged criminals like George Floyd."

Yup. Browse among the literally thousands of hours of cam footage online showing how blacks typically react to police in routine stops. Blacks love lying and shouting and violently resisting. They genuinely believe they have a right to resist lawful arrest, and have for at least the last ten years.

No way I could be a cop. I would never find the patience to put up with even five minutes of it. God bless law enforcement.

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm GMT
@Anonymous

I'm not Black. Blaming non-whites won't save your country.

fnn , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm GMT
@KenH

It looks like this is true:

https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1291197550507122688&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unz.com%2Farticle%2Fgeorge-floyd-got-justice%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=500px

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:39 pm GMT
@Sean It used to be accepted that Black boys needed harsher punishments. This was accepted by both Blacks and Whites.

Now modern egalitarians have decided that all children are the same. Well how is that working out? Have you read the essay on what it is like to teach black children? For all indications Black kids were better off in the 40s when Whites had lower expectations. In today's classroom White liberal teacher lets a few of them run wild and then ruin the class for the sake of liberal feelings. The Black kids with potential get to college and find out they are well behind. This happens everywhere.

FB , says: • Website August 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm GMT
@AaronB

So a random guy wanted to start a fight with a DORK in a bar ?

What next dogs pooping in the park ?

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm GMT
@follyofwar

James Fields plowed his car into a group of protesters, killing one. Your point of view is the result of the cognitive dissonance between your imagined reality and your observable one. Taking such indefensible positions has to be understood in the context of your mind protecting your ego.

gay troll , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:41 pm GMT

Being on drugs did not make Floyd deserving of death. Neither did having a criminal past, or resisting arrest. This entire situation, where police could apply arbitrary force against Floyd, resulted from Floyd passing a fake $20 bill. I dont know if you've noticed, but the FED has been passing trillions in fake twenties these last few months. How can you counterfeit something that is worth nothing, backed by nothing, signifying nothing, endlessly created out of nothing? If anything, by injecting his own worthless currency into the economy, George Floyd was saving the FED some work. He was providing a valuable service, which is keeping this dead economy afloat.

The author writes that knee on neck is an approved restraint technique, and thus cannot be illegal, without seeming to realize that this is the CORE of the issue and why many people are upset and protesting in the first place. George Floyd was not cooperating but he was also not being violent. Whereas Chauvin used violence to subdue Floyd. It doesnt matter if Floyd died of heart failure. Do you think his heart would have failed if he didnt have an armed man kneeling on his neck?

Justice happens in a courtroom buddy, and it's the cop's job to make sure a perpetrator makes it to a courtroom.

Of course its probably all psychological warfare from top to bottom. The cop's name is practically Chauvinist for crying out loud. The end result is how we may judge the motive of the incident. And the end result appears to be the defunding of police departments. Just as COVID is defunding the rest of the economy.

Whoever is left holding the fake cash loses everything.

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:48 pm GMT
@SC Rebel

If the Feds abused their power in Waco and Ruby Ridge, then they also abused their power in Portland.
As far as people flahing their high beams, I think it's a pretty clear sign that the people who do it want the rest of us to avoid a bad encounter with the police.
Sadly, it continues to be fashionable to take whichever side of an issue makes you feel better about your country and your identity. Here is where nationalism reveals itself as a bankrupt ideology good for manipulating feelings rather than arriving at any useful results.

Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:52 pm GMT
@John Johnson

Low IQ.

High testosterone.

Low impulse control.

Anon [279] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:55 pm GMT

Blacks love lying and shouting and violently resisting. They genuinely believe they have a right to resist lawful arrest, and have for at least the last ten years.

Golly, I wonder (((who))) put those kinds of RADICAL ideas in their heads?

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:57 pm GMT
@Jim Bob Lassiter

So you watched his videos? You're a braver man than I am Jim Bob.

Did you get a good view of the 300 pd mamma of his youngest critter?

Anonymous [279] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 9:58 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

If the Feds abused their power in Waco and Ruby Ridge, then they also abused their power in Portland.

LOL This is Clueless Leftist Gold.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:00 pm GMT
@Robert Dolan unable to see through liberalism. If anything they used their intelligence to delude themselves. This is mocked in the joke about how only someone born really smart can write a book about how intelligence isn't genetic.

I would trust my local Mexican gardener to craft racial policy over any White liberal with a Harvard degree. I don't think we are dealing with a lack of intelligence in liberals. I think the theory of liberals having religious and egalitarian genes make the most sense. This then overrules their rationality. So in that context I'm really not impressed with intelligence tests.

ADL Pyramid of Hate , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:01 pm GMT

Lol if George Floyd really threw the entire "Free World" into spasms of K*ll-the-Boerism because he pulled a Juice WRLD and ate his stash (which happened to be, I assume, laced with a lethal amount of fent) to hide it from the porkers welll, that's pretty darn funny. Besides all the k*ll wypipo stuff, of course.

Priss Factor , says: • Website August 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm GMT

There is a silver lining to BLM. Blue cities got hit hard, and more blacks are dying from black-on-black violence. ROTFL, I call that justice.

Defund the police! BLM!

bruce county , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:13 pm GMT
@gay troll

Whoever is left holding the fake cash loses everything.

That statement alone says it all.

St. George Martin lost it all.

GazaPlanet , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:14 pm GMT

The truth is that the Leftists don't care what caused Floyd's death. The truth is irrelevant. A negro died while a white cop was restraining him. The damage that Floydgroids do to society is stuff we deserve, don't you see? There shouldn't be any cops, unless it's gentile whites defending themselves, then there needs to be a police state to keep them defenseless.

Anonymous [273] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm GMT
@CamFree

Yea go discuss that in the hood with the fellas..

Robert Dolan , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:23 pm GMT
@John Johnson e "World map correlates crime with IQ."

Crime rates in the south side of Chicago are the same as the crime rates in Africa.

Crime rates in East LA are the same as in mexico.

Crime rates in Maine are the same as Germany. If not for non-whites the USA would have the same crime rates as Sweden.

There is massive evidence that crime tracks both IQ and race, and of course IQ and race are connected.

The Jmedia incites the buckwheats for sure, but their low IQ makes matters even worse because they believe even the most outlandish of the jew lies.

Anon [107] • Disclaimer , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:25 pm GMT
@KenH

Another excellent post, as usual.

Thank you, Sir.

Alden , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:26 pm GMT
@John Johnson have good jobs and live with wives and kids aren't good parents as a whole judging by the criminal records drug habits etc the children of so many affirmative action blacks have.

But black fathers are strong, violent rageaholics
So they can keep the little ones in line. But once boy is 5'8 140, beatings I doubt more beatings will import him. In the old days he could leave home and do farm labor or other work.

Nowadays the 14 year old thug lives with mamma because of the welfare money. And if the critters don't go to school, the welfare department cuts off the money.

Sulu , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller e an English class. Your I.Q. must be very low to not recognize the use of a simile.

Just the fact that you want this country to burn tells me that you are a looser from an economic as well as an intellectual standpoint. You're on the bottom and you think if there is revolution that some how things will get better for you. I can assure you, especially if you are black, that things are never going to get better for you. As a matter of fact, if you do happen to be black, things will probably get a lot worse for you before it ever gets better.

Sulu

Possum , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:28 pm GMT

Yes. I didn't comment much on this because, like pretty much EVERY OTHER "racist" incident the last several years, I figured, if we waited long enough, the truth would come out. Of course, waaaay after the narrative was set, and the damage was done. I'm curious. Are the powers that be pushing this b.s. because they genuinely feel blacks face injustice or are they using the blacks to aid in their attempt to destroy our culture? Either way, the blacks will ultimately suffer. They're so put upon they have to manufacture countless "crimes" against them. As if there eventually won't be a backlash bringing on the prejudice they supposedly wish to stamp out. Lol. Popcorn indeed.

Unorthodox Black Sheep VN , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:29 pm GMT

So, George Floyd is 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'. That make sense because he kept saying (lying) that he could not breath seems the beginning then those police will not trust him anymore, and when he truly begin to unable to breath by the kneeing on neck with ton of human meat on his back and butt, so those police think he lied and didn't trust him and they didn't even think to double check.

For anyone else who don't know the story 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf':
https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/35/aesops-fables/375/the-boy-who-cried-wolf/

(Note: There is other version with the conclusion is that the boy is eaten by wolf, not sheep)

Sorry, the leak video:

1.George Floyd is an Temper Tantrum and his mind is really sane to me, he is not even in the state of 'drug addict'.

2.It does not prove that George Floyd is killed by the Fentanyl. The leak video, in fact, proves that Derek Chauvin had accidentally killed George Floyd due to the 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' effect, and ignorant on how dangerous kneeing on neck is. I think George Floyd is killed by the combination of Fentanyl and Kneeing On Neck.

Question:

1.Why the police does not release the leak video from the beginning? The video, in fact, can give Derek Chauvin more excuses to save him from being jail or just get him fire only or he even able to keep his job due to the police qualified immunity and it can prevent riot.

My own answer for this is that this is literally divide and conquer tactics, make those anti-police, with many right reasons, like a bunch of idiot and the leak video also cover the true problem, police abusing power. The police abusing power is usually unable to discussed and the MSM always turn it into 'police beat black people'.

2.Why the redacted video, which is recorded at the same places, has the date '05/26/2020' meanwhile the leak video has the date '05/25/2020′? Can anybody explain to me? I truly curious about this.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/xwAAEhitWy8?feature=oembed

AceDeuce , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm GMT

That fat (360 pounds) tub of crap Eric Garner had the cops trying to get him to comply with his arrest for 45 minutes before they laid a hand on him. He had been arrested more than 30 times by the NYPD on charges such as assault, resisting arrest, and grand larceny. Less than a year before he died, in August 2013, he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, false impersonation and marijuana possession. He was out on parole for that.

He already had three more pending charges for illegally selling cigarettes–and then was caught again the day that he died. He was (correctly) afraid that this time he'd be busted on a parole violation.

He would not just sell the loose cigs–he positioned himself by the store's entrance and threaten people who would go in and buy legal cigarettes inside.

He had no job due to his obesity and health issues-plus his own wife said on TV that he was "lazy" (her word). Not totally–he did have 6 kids-with 4 different women.

MarkinLA , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:41 pm GMT
@UncommonGround

He was being arrested for counterfeiting. The cops routinely cuff you even when they want to interrogate you for a possible crime. I see it all the time. Then later they uncuff you and let you go. What is so hard about that?

MarkinLA , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:44 pm GMT
@AaronB

Too many cops have been shot going up to a car where they can't see the guys hands. That is why there is always a cop in the back with his gun drawn in case you try to spin around and take a shot. Sorry, but that is the way is is because of the people being stopped.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:50 pm GMT
@Robert Dolan nda.

I also have no doubt that liberals would much rather divide children by IQ than acknowledge that race exists. They would put well behaved White kids with unruly Black kids for not scoring high enough.

It makes more sense to argue that Whites simply have a right to exist as a people and that includes all Whites regardless of intellect. There are numerous European gene differences that are related to cultural preferences and they should not be forced to subject themselves to some egalitarian dystopia that hates them, especially when said Whites built the empire in the first place.

Sean , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:52 pm GMT
@frontier y are you speaking for cops? David Layman the ex cop and former supermax guard YouTuber, who deliberately broke fingers until convicts submitted, and once was struck by a colleague to get him to stop baton choking a rampaging convict to death said the duration of what Chauvin did to Floyd was nothing like what would be done in the line of duty, clearly unnecessary, and Chavin knew it because he was resting his hands on his thighs. Relative to the education and amount of training required to qualify, cops are far better paid than nurses. But that is going to change because even one Chauvin is too much.
MarkinLA , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:55 pm GMT
@Sean

Having a gun out shows they were self-dramatising cops in a fantasy world.

No, you see this all the time when there are two cops on a traffic stop. One approaches the window and the other hangs back in the guys blind spot with either his gun already drawn or with his hand on it.

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:57 pm GMT
@Sulu se granddaughter killed herself because of meth isn't even able to grieve properly for his granddaughter because conservatives declared her the enemy and declared a war on her for the sake of law and order. His political ideology estranged him from his own seed, and any nation that makes this the norm is doomed to failure. Its flags deserve to be burned and its monuments deserve to be defaced.

I guarantee that the old man sympathizes more with Wall Street and Israeli Jews than his own daughter, and sides with property against life and injury. Such a nation has an appointment with famine and has no future.

fnn , says: August 6, 2020 at 10:59 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

He wasn't really trying to kill anyone if the only person he managed to kill was a 4′ 11″, 330 lb. chain smoker. If he had been black, a mestizo illegal alien or a major D Party donor his sentence would have been no more than 10 years. The 419 year sentence was the tell that this had been a political show trial.

michael severson , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:12 pm GMT

Floyd was not "murdered" by the police. How simple to watch and conclude that.

Expose and expose and expose the restraint they show they used on a crazed, resistant and potentially violent person.

If reason does not prevail here, if the crazed, resistant and potentially violent person(s) still want to use this as an excuse for violence and destruction, then time to arrest every one of them, by defending the police, not stupidly "defunding" the police.

To watch the wormy and pompous Jeffrey Nadler utter, "Shame on you," to AG Barr shows what Nadler would do to efforts to maintain order: encourage rioting, violence and destruction.

Go to Israel, Mr. Nadler. That's where you belong! And take Antifa with you.

TimeTraveller , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:20 pm GMT
@fnn

Fields pled guilty so he himself disagrees.

John Johnson , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:21 pm GMT
@Alden ers are just as bad as the media. They know full well it is a lie and hate that we don't go along with it. That hate us more than anything. They would happily send us to camps and shut off the internet in the name of equality.

So they can keep the little ones in line. But once boy is 5'8 140, beatings I doubt more beatings will import him. In the old days he could leave home and do farm labor or other work.

Well that is also when 8th grade was the goal and not high school graduation.

From what I have read Blacks really start having problems around junior high.

Sulu , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:21 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller I agree that America has major problems and a hell of a lot of it can be laid at the feet of the Jews. But if things go to hell in this country(Civil War) your benefits won't be worth the paper it's printed on. I don't think this country needs to burn so much as certain groups within it need to burn.

But I suspect all this civil unrest is little more than poor Kabuki theater designed to assist in getting Trump out of office. If Biden wins I bet Covid-19 and riots just magically go away. If Trump is re-elected it's anyone's guess what will happen.

Sulu

Afterthought , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:26 pm GMT

The further we get from the Panic, and the closer we get to Partition, the better Greg is getting.

PS your slow cleanse would actually be useful after Partition

fnn , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:31 pm GMT
@fnn pleads-guilty-to-manslaughter

Almost a year ago exactly, yet another drunk-driving illegal alien killed another American citizen. This time, it was Sarasota, Fla., and the vehicular killer will spend 13 years behind bars.

https://vdare.com/posts/long-island-drunk-driving-illegal-alien-killer-of-two-is-sentenced-in-plea-deal

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TRM , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:35 pm GMT
@Jake

"Racial divorce is not the issue. The white Leftist are white. They are freaks and monsters. Their race does not alter that a teeny bit."

Now that I agree with. How about a trade? We keep Sowel, Williams, Jamar etc. They get Madow, Lying Lizzy and a bunch of others.

fnn , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:43 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

He pled guilty to the federal charges, not to the sate charges. Presumably he pled guilty to the federal charges because he didn't want to face the death penalty.

aandrews , says: August 6, 2020 at 11:53 pm GMT

The wheels are starting to come off the narrative. I wonder how the commie-Left will take this?

https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1290813797720981505

Jim Bob Lassiter , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:12 am GMT
@Alden

Count one: guilty as charged

Count two: not guilty

Jefferson Temple , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:14 am GMT
@Pop Warner

As was Daniel Shaver.

And no, these people don't give a damn about justice. The idea of the great reset is to continue to push the US into a collectivist state of mind and a China like economic set up with a fully authoritarian government and no political freedom. Scamdemic lock down and media manufactured race war are two ways to push us in that direction.

If it looks like a conspiracy and smells like a conspiracy .

the grand wazoo , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:18 am GMT

I would invoke the Insurrection Act, then spend the next few weeks arresting the leaders of BLM and antifa, as well as their collaborators in state and municipal governments,

You forgot to arrest the media owners. The one's who have for 4 years, made our president's life miserable, through lies and innuendos. And, while you're at it grab False Fauci and his master, Billy boy Gates, thereby putting to an end the entire charade.

aandrews , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:26 am GMT
@aandrews

Drag the slider to 00:07:14 .

" it was necessary for The Narrative ."

(I had to use DuckDuckGo to find that vid, BTW.)

the grand wazoo , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:45 am GMT
@Robert Dolan

There's enough video, and print evidence, available of powerful jews clamoring for the eradication of white Christians. It's time for those who speak of our genocide, be it a rabbi, a professor, politician, newscaster, or whomever, to be charged under the hate speech laws that they themselves rammed through congress.

Alden , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:46 am GMT
@John Johnson inistrators big black mammas, black preachers, and NAACP ADL AJC ACLU lawsuits hovering about, it's basically illegal to impose discipline on black kids. Just as it's impossible to fire incompetent troublesome blacks in the workplace.

The White women are stuck in the classroom with the monsters . The black women sit in the school district office as consultants, coordinators and counselors at high salaries. And behind them are the Jewish legal foundations and administrators at the state level aiding and abetting the savages who destroy the schools and make them unsafe for Whites.

fnn , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:49 am GMT
@Malla

British cops are extremely friendly and nice.

Maybe because you're a member of a protected minority. This Brit (who doesn't seem to be a Tommy Robinson fan) doesn't seem to care for them very much:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUSL8poMxM_uXWzWExJaY-w/videos

fnn , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:51 am GMT
@Jake

The white Leftist are white. They are freaks and monsters. Their race does not alter that a teeny bit.

Those "spiteful mutants" Edward Dutton is always talking about.

Surfside 6 , says: August 7, 2020 at 12:57 am GMT

Immigrants are fortunate. Most of them come from nations that are free of blacks. Irrespective of their economic shortcomings, nations such as this offer a peace, security and tranquility that once they arrive in the US they will never know again. And since so many immigrants are destined to operate small businesses in the United States, their interactions with this conflict and crime driven group will be a central part of their lives in the US. But that's only if they decide to call the years they'll spend interacting with black America as living.

aandrews , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:07 am GMT

An alternative view:)

I didn't have to use DuckDuckGo to find this vid. It was first, right at the top, using the Carlson episode title as a search phrase. Enjoy:)

Once again, the cop didn't "point a gun" at George Floyd, which is clearly evident in the video. The pistol is pointed slightly down and to the side. If the trigger had've been pulled during that segment of the video, the bullet would've struck the hinge area of the opened door. Look at the trigger guard to get a good idea of the pistol's long-axis alignment.

Tucker's Unreal George Floyd Comments
The Young Turks
Aug 5, 2020

John Johnson , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:18 am GMT
@Alden at are stuck in these hell holes.

These teachers are no different than the scumbags in media in that they believe egalitarian lies are better than admitting that those other Whites are probably correct. They can't stomach that outcome so the unspoken plan is to lie and suppress while hoping that miscegenation somehow evens it all out someday. The unspoken plan is to hope they just breed out the curve.

Public teachers are part of the problem and they know it. All it would take is a dozen of them to setup hidden cameras and the system would crash.

Jett Rucker , says: • Website August 7, 2020 at 1:20 am GMT
@Tusk

Chauvin will no more get justice than has James Fields (he of Charlottesville, Va.), whose victim wasn't even black (and she wasn't his victim, either).
The mob is in full control, now.

TimeTraveller , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:27 am GMT
@fnn

Presumably, he pled guilty because he knew the evidence against him was insurmountable (i.e., he knew he was guilty) . That would be the simplest presumption to make.

John Johnson , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:30 am GMT
@Jake

Along those lines you must face the fact that the Negro was made Numinous by Yankee WASP Elites.

The Unz Jew haters can't handle that reality.

There must have been a Jew in the cupboard or something when Lincoln decided to go to war.

The same Jew in the cupboard must have forced him to only give lip service to the Liberia plan.

At Unz the Jews are able to magically transverse time and space, filling the innocent minds of Anglo leaders with egalitarian delusions even where Jews didn't exist or didn't have influence.

Three of Swords , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:30 am GMT
@Sulu

The guy is flippin' out and the officers have a handful, to say the least. I also have to admit that according to this footage, they are being as accommodating as possible considering the situation.

Like the author, I have to question the claim of claustrophobia, in particular. They are not putting him in a prowler, but an SUV, as far as I can tell.

Jett Rucker , says: • Website August 7, 2020 at 1:35 am GMT
@RodW

Did Derek Chauvin's attorney reply? What's his attorney's e-mail address? Or even just name? And where did you get it?
I didn't think you had
Liar.

Anonymous [156] • Disclaimer , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:47 am GMT

And for LAW God fearing common people that believe in karma divine justice and their simpleton infantile mind that in the battle of good vrs evil and lies vrs TRUTH good shall prevail over evil and only the TRUTH shall makes us all FREE that divine binary covenant has been broken. LIES and evil reign supreme and their godless troops in the MSMedia, politicians, and other lords of darkness not only claim victimhood but make profits in the process..WE simple deplorables find it incredible that our sacred News media affirms lies, glorifies lies, certified lies , and if you dont believe lies then you are racist, bigot, conspiracy lunatic BUT then if LIES win then the truth is irrelevant then it follows that GOD is a fraud Why is the Black god fearing communities so silenced? all moral religious INSTITUTIONS whose main source of sustenance is their defense of PEACE, morality, ethics, GOODNESS, etc.condened BLMANTIFA From Jesus Christ, to Thoreau, MLKING, Mandela, the JUSTICE and TRUTH ha been the crux of their MORAL force Today the political, religious, civil, MEDIA, allied themselves with the LIES .its shameful, repugnant While terrorists are financed with millions$$$ and celebrated in MSM Hollywood WashDC, an honorable man probably alone devastated with a lifetime career in ruins Derek Chauvin he probably made the same mistake that most simple humans made ,he believe in GOD that was his demise..IF you believe and hope in god .you shall perished waiting

Anonymous [339] • Disclaimer , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:47 am GMT
@fnn out, and turned into the wrong street. His car was mobbed, his back window broken out, and he accelerated into, as it turned out, another mob. That's what happened, I studied the video.
The acceleration was a panic response. The people responsible for the resulting death were the people who induced panic in James Fields, not James Fields. Had he not been mobbed and in justifiable fear of his life, there would have been no death.

Field's trial and conviction were simply not legal. They weren't even a lynching. they were simply a demonstration of life and death power by the Charlottesville Left. We've seen quite a few of those demonstrations since then.

Flubber , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:50 am GMT
@siberiancat

Look into the case of Daniel Shaver.

Heres the cops bodycam of his execution:

Den Lille Abe , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:51 am GMT

One in the chest and one in the head. Sorts all kind of problems out.
Ok where I live, Sweden, the police would have beaten the shit out of him for resisting arrest. Police don't easily draw their firearm here, but they are quick to draw their baton and use it. But on the other hand, people arrested here do as the police say, making scenes as in the video only worsens your case.
Policemen here are respected, and you can always ask a policeman if you are lost for your way.
Most people here understand they do a hard and health wise taxing job.
I had a girlfriend a long time ago, who was a police officer ( 3,5 years education, minimum college to entry) she got in a fracas, and was so much she had to quit. And she was not petite 1,80 cm, really well built, athletic and of course a blonde.
She is now 30 years later a cripple, because of a bad arrest.
They should have shot the motherfucker! I would.

Parsnipitous , says: August 7, 2020 at 1:58 am GMT
@UncommonGround heir pods) encounter here on a regular basis, largely due to a black population unleashed by liberal and media permissiveness. (You will soon though, when the levels of foreigners with a migration background but no integration interest rise.)

There are some sadistic cops and they cause trouble (lots of white victims too) and policing attitudes are bad, but blaming these cops on the death of a hopeless, disgusting figure like St. George of the Gutter is unfair. Chauvin did ok, even if he did have priors. I hope he doesn't get fucked over completely and I pray for him and the rest of us here.

bruce county , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:02 am GMT
@aandrews

God Emma is an annoying pig.
I'm surprised some one hasn't jammed a bayonet in her throat yet.

Den Lille Abe , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:02 am GMT

Negroes are criminals. they may not have committed a crime yet, but they will soon.
"You can take a man out of the bush, but you can't take the bush out of a man"
Rhodesian proverb.
Niggars was a failed offshoot in making of the white man. It was a dead end, really. Just like Gorillas and Chimps, will mostly not evolve further.
Once they they movi into your neigboorhood its time to move, same goes for bloody arabs, sandniggars, bad people.

fnn , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:05 am GMT
@TimeTraveller

He didn't plead guilty for the state trial and was sentenced to 419 years by the State/Commonwealth of Virginia. He risked the death penalty if found guilty in the federal trial. I know it sounds crazy, but some guys would rather rot in prison than be put to death.

Alden , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:07 am GMT
@John Johnson maybe they're more honest with me? They are also continually bullied by the black teachers who just love to hear how the blacks curse defy and hit the White teachers.

A montage of videos showing black behavior in the public schools would be great great great. If it were not taken down from the internet the first day.

I've seen plenty of internet posts and comments from White teachers describing the horrendous behavior of blacks from K-12.

Once you've worked with blacks, whether kindergartners or attorneys, you realize the truth about them.

RodW , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:12 am GMT
@Jett Rucker

Derek Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson hasn't replied after several weeks. Unsurprisingly, I found his email address by using a search engine.

What do you suppose I would gain by lying about this?

Anonymous [339] • Disclaimer , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:15 am GMT
@John Johnson were bribed / financed by oil companies. No joke, no conspiracy theories, not "mystic powers", just businessmen with oil/gas concessions that would go broke under nuclear competition but managed to bribe the environmentalists to destroy nuclear. Granted, the word "jewish" is never mentioned, and should have been if only as minor participants, but the principals were not jewish.

Simple reality is horrifying beyond reason -- we are in a competitive society, like it or not, and everybody competes ruthlessly. Far more comforting to believe that somebody somewhere will prevent anything too bad from happening. The puppet masters need puppets, the people complaining thus have a steady job.

Alden , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:15 am GMT
@Anonymous "comment-text">

Most ridiculous post I've seen in months. It's the black preachers who are the biggest problem. They're not really clergymen. They're black racist activists using their churches as a base from which to operate their political activities.

Mandela was a communist terrorist. MLK was trained at a communist activist school and was a complete charlatan, grifter con artist and wife and sex partner beater.

The FBI had recordings in his home and there are many tapes of him pounding on his wife. Source; retired FBI man a relative knows.

Parsnipitous , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:23 am GMT
@gay troll

Fed Criminals commit crimes against countries, but it's the George Floyds us petty assholes have to deal with on a daily basis and yes, he was being violent.

I guess replying to a "gay troll" makes me stupid too, but it won't happen again.

aandrews , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:30 am GMT

It's more likely that during interrogation they told him that the murder conviction was cinched, that everyone at every level in the country, when they discussed the incident, they prefaced it with "when the cops killed George Floyd" or some variation. They told him (like they do people) that he needs to take the "smart" option that is least destructive and "safer". To me, a plea-bargained acceptance of a penalty has little relation to the truth of the matter let alone guilt.

It probably very safe say that those cops are under bizarre pressure and it's semi-ridiculous to pontificate about what they should do, but they need to keep their traps shut and go to trial. The video that's been released shows the majority of what actually happened. They did nothing wrong. The only quibble is Chauvin using his knee to keep that whigged-out nut in position, and it's a permitted technique according to the formal police guidelines, used against people who are resisting arrest, as Floyd was.

But they all could be sacrificed, especially if the Democrats win (the trial is set for next spring). Actually, that's probably what he was told. "They're going to kill you [essentially] and you'd better agree to this before they have a chance."

aandrews , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:37 am GMT
@aandrews

@fnn

"Presumably, he pled guilty because he knew the evidence against him was insurmountable (i.e., he knew he was guilty) . That would be the simplest presumption to make."

Getaclue , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:40 am GMT
@Ilya G Poimandres ed use their fire arms under the law in that case and if they had the shooting wouldn't have been a blip on the radar screen given King's actions. Instead, to save King, they used batons as they were trained and brought a man stated to be under PCP, wildly strong and deranged under control without killing him or inflicting permanent debilitating injury. (The two other men with him complied and there was no problem). Officer Koon thought the whole thing, being taped, would be used as a text book case of how to handle such a situation. So basically they did what you suggest. How'd that turn out?
Chinaman , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:40 am GMT

What scares me is the insouciance and apathy to the loss of a human life shown by the white people here. BLM have a point.

Only psychopaths would dwell on the technicalities of how he died and the events that led to it. Does it matter now? he is dead.

These are two fundamental questions for me.

Would George Floyd has died if he didn't had the encounter with Dave chauvin? Would he have just died anyway?

Did he deserved to die?

Most reasonable people would say no. People here try to justify his death when there is nothing to justify here. Watching white people justify his death with cold rationality and a total lack of empathy gives me the shivers.

The Chinaman is probably just as racist as whites against blacks but George Floyd didn't do anything to deserve this fate.

Think about how it felt like to die from suffocation under that knee for 9 minutes? What if it were you ? Would you want someone to help you if you said " I can't breathe"?

aandrews , says: August 7, 2020 at 2:50 am GMT
@bruce county

She's the one who had a meltdown and had to leave the set and go smoke a big fat hooter when Trump won the count on election night. And she's the one that bandies about the epithet, "trash". It's on Youtube, somewhere. It's hilarious.

Saggy , says: • Website August 7, 2020 at 3:15 am GMT
@Alden

A montage of videos showing black behavior in the public schools would be great great great. If it were not taken down from the internet the first day.

There is no shortage of such vids – though they've been cleansed from YT – here's an example .
https://www.bitchute.com/video/GcpoHMkI1m7i/

[Feb 27, 2021] The Democrats Role in Distracting with Identity Politics - Michael Hudson

Feb 27, 2021 | michael-hudson.com

Vrettos: 1. We're waiting to see how the rhetoric of the new Biden administration will play out in actual policies.

Hudson: Biden's long political career has been right-wing. He's the senator from Delaware, the country's most pro-corporate state – which is why most U.S. corporations are incorporated there. As such, he represents the banking and credit-card industry. He sponsored the regressive bankruptcy "reform" written and put into his hands by the credit-card companies. As a budget hawk, he's rejected MMT, and also "Medicare for all" as if it is too expensive for the government to afford – thereby making the private sector afford to pay 18% of US GDP for health-insurance monopolies.

Hardly by surprise, Biden has chosen cabinet members as corporate lobbyists, including the new Secretary of Defense. And on February 9 he invited Jamie Dimon and other business leaders to the White House and asked them what they recommended. These billionaires said that they didn't need $1.400, so why should anyone else? They pretended that spending money might cause inflation – yet we are in the midst of debt deflation and falling disposable income for most families.

Biden's prejudices are why the Democratic National Committee pushed him as their candidate over Sanders, and why Rep. Jim Clyburn made his pharmaceutical industry backers happy by pushing Biden over the top in South Carolina, delivering the black vote in that state's big primary.

What amazes me is the ability to attract this vote despite the degree to which Biden has sponsored legislation that hurts blacks and other minorities: his cutbacks in welfare spending, his anti-crime laws falling mainly on the black community, his bankruptcy laws, and of course his denial of universal public medical care to that part of the population with the highest death rates, shortest lifespans and worst medical care.

He has tried to cover up this history by appointing Neera Tanden as head of the budget, claiming that she's a progressive presumably simply because she's non-white. Yet she's a leading opponent of Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All proposals.

V: In our polarized economy, wages have stagnated since 1971 – home ownership rates have fallen as foreclosures, evictions and homelessness have jumped dramatically during the 2020-2021 Covid pandemic.

The big decline in home ownership was the result of Obama's double-crossing his campaign promises by bailing out the banks and leaving all the junk-mortgage debts and other fraudulent loans on the books. This led to foreclosures and evictions of about 9 million American families, most of them Hispanic and black. Home ownership rates plunged from 68 to 61 percent of the population (an enormous and rapid 10% drop).

The covid epidemic is leading to enormous arrears mounting up – for renters and for mortgage debtors. Evictions have been suspended by moratoriums that expire in March or April, and unpaid mortgages have been added onto later due dates (with appropriate penalties making this remunerative for the banks).

So the question is whether Biden can outdo Obama in reducing U.S. home ownership rates by another 10% -- say, to just 56% of the population.

Let's look at what could be done – today and a decade ago. Obama and Biden COULD have written down the junk mortgages to realistic market prices (and thrown the mortgage brokers and bankers in jail for fraud). Instead, they supported the fraudsters against the voters who had been promised "hope and change." Most of the millions of foreclosed homes were bought by absentee owners and turned into rental property. Companies such as Blackstone were major players. The evicted families entered the rent market – and U.S. rent charges have soared. So consumer income has been spent much more on real estate, finance and insurance than for goods and services.

V: It's most severe and unstable at the bottom of the housing market where tenants who have lost jobs have amassed $11 billion in rental arrears -- a broader measure which includes all delinquent renters puts the number at $53 billion.

There are two kinds of results. The first will be an enormous accrual of back-rent debts and mortgage arrears to be paid off. For commercial businesses such as restaurants, these arrears are so large that they probably will choose to go out of business rather than paying all the profits for the next few years to their landlords.

Unless these debts are written down, most of the population is too debt-strapped to buy goods and services. So corporate profits can come only from rising prices, or getting government subsidy,

A second result is going to be a rise in homelessness in many cities. Entire camps of evictees will be forming in tents, perhaps in the major parks – or on the subways as in the past.
Many properties will be sold – yet housing prices are still rising.

V: What are some of the specific racial effects of this housing and job crisis, what's been the Bidden administration's response so far and how does this relate to your own work on racial reparations measures?

The low rates of black home ownership reflect a vicious history of red-lining. Limiting the areas where non-whites can buy has gone together with charging much higher interest rates than white buyers receive.

Housing is the basic criterion for joining the middle class. And for a century, blacks were excluded, not only by banks but from the government mortgage-insurance programs dating from FDR's reforms in the 1930s. That's what made black buyers "more risky" and hence charged higher interest rates.

I grew up in Hyde Park, in Chicago. The University of Chicago and its property management companies were among the worst abusers. For them, a "free market" meant a market free of blacks. But in the late 1950s they saw that they could do "block busting," that is, selling a home in a white neighborhood to a black buyer. This panicked the neighboring owners, who sold their homes. The buyers were largely the speculators, who flipped them to black buyers at marked-up prices.

That happened on my block, on 48th and Dorchester, a block from where Obama has bought his home. Once a few houses had changed hands, Mayor Daley condemned the block. My house was torn down, as were others, and the land is not gentrified.

To put the issue in perspective, think of the situation in 1945. That is when the great increase in middle-class wealth – today's middle-class net worth – took off. It was limited to white people, because they were the only people who qualified for the great increase in net worth created by the house-price boom over the past 75 years.

The norm was that banks limited their mortgages to a level that would absorb up to 25% of a buyer's salary. The buyer would get a self-amortizing mortgage, to be paid off in 30 years free and clear. This limit on debt leveraging kept housing affordable.

You and I have spoken about the issue of black reparations before. It's very hard to pay reparations for slavery, because the enslaved families have died long ago. The reparations need to be paid to the living – and after all, it's the living blacks who remain injured.

There is one way to make the black population economically as resilient as the white population has been. That is to give it the same deal that created most white middle-class wealth. The government should buy or build homes – private homes, just like white neighborhoods, not public housing. They should offer buyers the same deal that was given in 1945. Any black family would be given a home, with a mortgage of 25% of the household head's income, to be amortized over 30 years.

Suppose the black buyer earns the minimum wage, or about $25,000 a year. Then 25% of this would be $6,250 – just about $500 a month. Over 30 years, the buyer would pay $187,500 – much of it in interest, guaranteed by the FHA.

As a practical political matter, of course, such a windfall would have to be offered to all Americans across the board. Hispanics and white poor would qualify.

That is the only way to create economic resilience of a class that has been excluded on racial lines, and which remains excluded today.

Without special subsidy of this sort, there cannot be any serious talk of equality. Minority buyers were the great victims of the junk-mortgage run-up and the Obama evictions.

V: In a recent N.Y. Times piece, David Leonhardt raises the question of why the U.S. economy has fared so much better under Democratic presidents than Republicans?
In fact, he argues the gap is "startlingly large" when one measures annual growth rate, Gross Domestic Product growth rate, jobs, incomes, productivity -- even stock prices.

Well, the New York Times has been the leader in "fake news," not least for its support of real estate and financial interests, and of the Democratic Party.

The focus on growth rates as measured by GDP is a travesty of reality. Since 2008, GDP for 95% of Americans has actually declined. We are still in the Obama Depression – that was the state of affairs when the covid-19 crisis hit. Pavlina Tcherneva at the Levy Institute at Bard College has produced the statistics.

When debtors fall behind and have to pay penalty interest rates to banks and credit card companies, this is counted as an "increase in GDP," classified as "financial services." As if the banks are providing a service by charging higher fees to indigent debtors who are unable to keep current on their living costs.

About 7% of GDP is hypothetical "homeowners rental value" – what homeowners would have to pay themselves if they rented out their homes to themselves as tenants. As rents have risen (largely by absentee owners who bought homes that were foreclosed), this increases GDP. It leaves out minority owners, whose home ownership rate is much lower than that of whites.

What The New York Times and others looking at GDP leave out of account is how unequal the distribution of wealth and income have become since 2008, and indeed since the 1980s. Economists are now talking about a K-shaped recovery: up for owners of stocks and bonds (about One Percent of the population owns something like 80 percent of these securities), and real estate. But wage earners are being squeezed. The "recovery" is not a recovery for them. It's a boom for the wealthy, for the rentier class, mainly in the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIRE) sector.

That sector is the main audience for The New York Times. And most of the Democratic Party's donor class comes from the FIRE sector. Despite this, the Democratic success at identity politics has created a political situation in which only the Democrats can enact anti-labor and anti-black policies, because their politicians are able to deliver the labor and black votes.

I don't see how there can be real progress unless the Democratic Party is replaced, at least with the DNC leadership that has turned its politics into demagogy. Its identity politics is based on every identity except being a wage-earner.

V: Central to Biden and America's neoliberal vision of world order is an economic philosophy of privatization and financialization. How do you think this will play itself out in the Biden administration's foreign and economic policy of military spending and arms sales and use of military threats and force if necessary, to enforce U. S. international dominance and technological hegemony?

Biden has spent his career defending the financial sector, and its leading policy is to privatize basic infrastructure. That means blocking governments from providing basic services at cost or on a subsidized basis – education, health care, roads and communications. Yet that is how America became the leading industrial economy from the late 19th century onward. Financialization and privatization have left it a high-cost economy, uncompetitive in world markets. that is why the economy is de-industrialized.

Privatized and financialized economies are high-cost. America spends 18% of its GDP on health care – far more than any other country. And then there is the military budget. A year ago January, Biden wrote an article in Foreign Affairs in January 2020 promising that his incoming "foreign policy agenda will place the United States at the head of the table."

So what is he going to lead? He's already said that he's not going to negotiate with Iran, but to keep the Trump administration policies in place. He's appointed neocon hawks to leadership positions, especially Victoria Nuland and other anti-Russians. Biden seems to want to use sanctions to isolate countries he sees as rivals or enemies – which is turning out to be a rising share of the world's population, from Russia and China to Venezuela and Iran.
The reality is that the United States is isolating itself! It is trying to block Europe from importing Russian gas, and insisting on U.S. IT monopolies directed against China. And Biden has as little respect for treaties as Trump had – that's why he's retaining Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal.

Even if Biden makes a new treaty, Congress would have to approve it. But Congress has remained firm that no foreign countries can set policy for the United States. It therefore insists on not subjecting itself to any international rule of law not drawn up by its own political donors.

The looming global fracture is becoming a fight against the most basic organizing principles of economies throughout history. All successful economies have been mixed. And to promote survival and prosperity, it is necessary to subordinate private gain-seeking to public objectives benefitting the 99 Percent, not just the One Percent.

That isn't Biden's policy or any other Democratic or Republican policy.


V: You see a basic conflict between financialized rentier economies and democratic-socialist ones that seek to promote public objectives benefiting the 99 percent, not just the one percent.

Privatized economies are high-cost economies. This is mainly because basic infrastructure is a natural monopoly: roads and other transport, communications, the post office. When they are privatized, they are run for a profit – consisting mainly of monopoly rent, over and above normal profits, plus capital gains as these rentier claims are capitalized into stocks and bonds at rising prices.

The policy of American industrial capitalism in the 19th century is the same as that of socialism: to minimize the cost of living and doing business. Privatization is largely responsible for de-industrializing the U.S. economy. While leaving 95 or 99 percent of the population to stagnate, it has been a bonanza for the 5 to 1 percent.

V: Could you expand on what you mean by that conflict and where you see the Biden administration heading on it?

The conflict often is put by juxtaposing Wall Street to Main Street – that is, the FIRE sector to the industrial goods-and-services economy. Wall Street's objective is to increase wealth. This is done largely by capital gains, not by hiring workers to produce more goods and services – such investment is done mainly abroad by today's multinational firms.

V: How does the $1.9 trillion stimulus aid package fit into this debate?

I don't think you should call it a "stimulus." It's disaster relief. The idea is to catch up. The aim should be to at least put the economy back where it was before – that is, still in the Obama Depression.

What WAS a "stimulus" was the $6 to $8 trillion created by the Federal Reserve to buy stocks and bond, including junk bonds, to fuel the Wall Street boom. That is the essence of the K-shaped recovery. Rising prices for wealth, falling wages and net disposable income for living labor, after deducting the payments to the FIRE sector that families have to pay off the top – rent and debts, medical insurance contributions, FICA paycheck withholding (the most regressive tax), and monthly payments to privatized utility monopolies.

The $1.9 trillion checks of $1,400 or $2,00 actually should be sent out monthly, not part time. Europe pays its laid-off work force 80 percent of their normal wages, so that they will not be plowed under by the covid shutdowns.

V: There's profound disagreement about how to handle increased bankruptcies here and in Europe.

Biden himself is largely responsible for the bankruptcy problem. He was the politician who steered the regressive bankruptcy reform through Congress, making it harder for low-income families to wipe out their debts – and making it impossible to wipe out student debt through bankruptcy.

In that sense, he "owes" it to the economy to make up for his opportunistic water-carrying for his campaign backers in corporate-run Delaware.

Will he do it? Can he do it? He's a deficit hawk, and has appointed deficit hawks such as Neera Tanden to his cabinet. He also promised that "nothing will change." This is just how the Obama administration was run (demagogically running on a slogan of "hope and change"). So will Biden be Trump 2.0 or Obama 3.0? It really doesn't matter much. Because both Obama and Biden were basically Republicans running with a different ethnic profile for the voters that they delivered to their campaign contributors.

V: Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings in the U.S. rose in the third quarter to the highest level since the 2010 financial crisis. In the last week 900,000 Americans have filed new unemployment claims.

John Williams' Shadow Statistics puts the real unemployment rate at 20 percent. Many people have dropped out of the work force, as no jobs are available, at least, no jobs for them.

The rent moratorium has enabled many unemployed or low-income workers to remain in their homes. If they're evicted and become homeless, how can they work? The real crisis is scheduled to fall in March and April. Small businesses such as restaurants and stores will give up and close.

V: Europe has been more receptive in extending national programs to keep troubled businesses afloat, but there too a sharp debate exists as to whether a strategy of protecting businesses and workers "at all costs" will cement a recovery or whether it will leave economies less competitive and more dependent on government aid when the pandemic recedes.

Europe and other countries are trying to avoid disaster. U.S. policy is to see disaster as an opportunity. It's easier to make fortunes in a disaster than in normal times, at least if you are wealthy, liquid and have access to bank credit to buy up distressed businesses and properties.

The aim of Europe – and of economies through the ages – has been to provide resilience. That is what is missing here. The doctrine of "individual responsibility" is a euphemism for letting the financial classes take control of economic and social planning. And their objective is their own self-enrichment, not that of economies as a whole.

What is it that can be "recovered"? To most politicians, it means that creditors – the economy's top One Percent – can "recover" the money that is owed to them by the indebted 99 Percent.

In Europe's system of parliamentary politics, third parties can arise to promote a social policy of economic resilience. That isn't possible in the United States, because of the two-party duopoly. Duopolies resolve themselves into monopolies, which is what we really have today: pro-Wall Street and anti-labor, pro-creditor and anti-debtor.

[Feb 27, 2021] When Being Black is White Supremacy

Feb 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Dogon Priest , Feb 27 2021 1:35 utc | 29

When Being Black is White Supremacy
The Difficulty Social Justice Warriors have noting Criminality and Evil has no Race

https://torrancestephensphd.substack.com/p/when-being-black-is-white-supremacy

[Feb 27, 2021] Cancel Culture is a Dress Rehearsal for Mass Murder

Feb 27, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

Dogon Priest , Feb 26 2021 16:50 utc | 12

Interesting

Cancel Culture is a Dress Rehearsal for Mass Murder | Stefan Molyneux
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9L0dPKpfHRA

Jackrabbit , Feb 26 2021 21:26 utc | 20

Dogon Priest @Feb26 16:50 #12

Cancel Culture is a Dress Rehearsal for Mass Murder

I simply coined it the new book-burning.

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[Feb 24, 2021] The Democrats Role in Distracting with Identity Politics

Feb 24, 2021 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Feb 23 2021 23:12 utc | 255

emersonreturn @239--

Thanks for alerting me to the new Hudson item : "The Democrats Role in Distracting with Identity Politics," which is far more about economics that ID politics. An outtake:

"The looming global fracture is becoming a fight against the most basic organizing principles of economies throughout history. All successful economies have been mixed. And to promote survival and prosperity, it is necessary to subordinate private gain-seeking to public objectives benefitting the 99 Percent, not just the One Percent....

"The policy of American industrial capitalism in the 19th century is the same as that of socialism: to minimize the cost of living and doing business. Privatization is largely responsible for de-industrializing the U.S. economy. While leaving 95 or 99 percent of the population to stagnate, it has been a bonanza for the 5 to 1 percent....

"I don't think you should call it [the $1.9 Trillion] a 'stimulus.' It's disaster relief . The idea is to catch up. The aim should be to at least put the economy back where it was before – that is, still in the Obama Depression.

"What WAS a 'stimulus' was the $6 to $8 trillion created by the Federal Reserve to buy stocks and bond, including junk bonds, to fuel the Wall Street boom. That is the essence of the K-shaped recovery. Rising prices for wealth, falling wages and net disposable income for living labor, after deducting the payments to the FIRE sector that families have to pay off the top – rent and debts, medical insurance contributions, FICA paycheck withholding (the most regressive tax), and monthly payments to privatized utility monopolies.

"The $1.9 trillion checks of $1,400 or $2,00 actually should be sent out monthly, not part time. Europe pays its laid-off work force 80 percent of their normal wages, so that they will not be plowed under by the covid shutdowns." [My Emphasis]

And there's much more. Hudson sees the real crisis as yet to come, and warns not to expect any help from Biden as many of the bad policies now in place were his doing. One thing is clear: Europeans won't suffer much at all compared with the Outlaw US Empire's citizens. The Obama/COVID-Trump Great Depression will only involve one nation, although it will certainly try to blame others for its failed policies; and given its great immaturity, might even end humanity in a fit of pique.

[Feb 14, 2021] What the hell is 'inclusivity' and how is that a principle?

Feb 14, 2021 | www.unz.com

Priss Factor , says: Website February 12, 2021 at 4:34 am GMT • 1.8 days ago

"principles of ethics, fairness, and inclusivity"

What the hell is 'inclusivity' and how is that a principle?

I know what ethics is. And I know what fairness is. It means in meritocratic competition, let the best person win. Don't favor someone based on family, color, or some such.

But what is this baby talk of 'inclusivity'? Doesn't fairness cover the rules of acceptance or inclusion on the basis of qualification? The principle of fairness dictates that one's admission into an industry or institution is incumbent on one's qualification and ability.
By adding 'inclusivity' to the equation, it suggests that some people should be 'included' despite lack of ability because what? They happen to be black, and that's qualification enough?

Fairness means entry by qualification. 'Inclusivity' implies entry by something other than qualification. Thus, it is not fair and undermines the very foundation of principles.

Btw, 'inclusivity' seems to apply mostly to blacks. I mean, NO ONE talks about how the NYT should include a Palestinian American columnist or how the White House should hire some Arabs sympathetic to Palestinians. And it's perfectly fine to suppress BDS, and it's never a problem when there are TOO MANY JEWS. Or TOO MANY BLACKS. NBA is hardly diverse. It's mostly black and lack diversity, but no one complains about how it should 'include' more non-blacks. No one gripes about TOO MANY JEWS in Biden's administration.

Jews talk about Diversity, but they don't want diversity of opinions in NYT columns. How many Palestinian-American columnists did NYT feature?

[Jan 29, 2021] How To Survive -Cancel Culture- When You Have Unpopular Opinions - ZeroHedge

Jan 29, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

How To Survive "Cancel Culture" When You Have Unpopular Opinions BY TYLER DURDEN THURSDAY, JAN 28, 2021 - 19:30

Authored by Terry Trahan via TheOrganicPrepper.com,

Well, hello there. I don't know if you've noticed, but we live in a vastly different worl d than the last time I posted here . The social landscape, political, and, it seems, everyday life is trending vastly different since 2020, Covid, and the national elections.

Daisy recently sent out an email explaining the shift away from discussing politics in l