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Black Lives Matter as Black bolshevism

Black Lives matter but only till November elections ? This is “racism masquerading as antiracism”; and we need to understand that consequences of the teaching of “toxic principles of critical race theory, race essentialism, and neo-segregationism.” By the logic of these anti-racist “educators,” when the Rev. Martin Luther King Junior dreamed a dream in 1963 that his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he was in fact racist.

Are they used as pawns in yet another attempt of the deep state to topple Trump using police violence as the pretext

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The essence of Black Lives Matter ideology can be called "Black Bolshevism" -- like Bolsheviks consider proletariat to be an oppressed class which deserves better fate and which eventually should come to power. BLM activists on much lower intellectual level now claim the same, adding the issue of reparations for former injustices to the mix. This, politically suicidal move, which instantly antagonize all "non-black" ethnic groups and actually is a dream slogan for promoting "white supremacy" ideology in the USA among white population.

You can't invent a better recruiting tool for fringe white supremacist group.  You can understand the related sentiments from discussion at 2 Men Charged With Attempted Murder In -Ambush-Style Assault- On Group Of Officers - Zero Hedge,  08/24/2020

To the extent that BLM is controlled by some donors connected to Democratic Party they matter only till November elections. In other words they are as disposable as Ukrainian Maidan supporters in  EuroMaydan color revolution in Ukraine.

BLM movement has a very suspicious origin. Three NGO functionaries Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi  (who are essentially bought and paid stooges of oligarchy; in no way they are revolutionaries; such people are usually more connected with intelligence agencies (Soros and color revolutions) than with radical revolutionary organizations)  created it  it in 2013  as a hashtag.

None of them has any history of political activity and never was elected to any position of public trust. They were regular NGO parasites, so to speak.  BLM leadership is subservant to numerous corporate donors, and has looked decidedly not revolutionary to keen critics such as social commentator Paul Street.)

Black Lives Matter began in 2013 with a Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, after neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, called a “white Hispanic” in the press, was acquitted in the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin

Suddenly in 2020 it became fashionable and got traction as a new political movement.  Headcounters inform us that 15 to 25 million people have turned up in the past six weeks for demonstrations related to Black Lives Matter (BLM), making this one of the biggest waves of civic engagement in American history.  Even is we downsize this estimate 10 times is is still over one million people.

The BLM movement  changing the political landscape in two ways. First many BLM-supporting academics are promoting an unabashedly narrow understanding of the driving forces of American history and power structures,   centered on racial oppression. Which is completely ahistorical.

On the ground, meanwhile, BRM is mixing with left radicals, when a minority of agitated activists are imposing their orthodoxy in race-related matters with a fervor approaching Red Scare McCarthyism or Mao Red Guards. As Andrew Sullivan wrote they try to swipe under the carpet a neoliberal finance system that fuels corruption and capital flight from all over the world to “offshore” banking havens   thereby hollowing out  tax bases of the countries. The amounts are staggering, in the tens of trillions of dollars. :

“It sees America as in its essence not about freedom but oppression. It argues, in fact, that all the ideals about individual liberty, religious freedom, limited government, and the equality of all human beings were always a falsehood to cover for and justify and entrench the enslavement of human beings under the fiction of race.

It wasn’t that these values competed with the poison of slavery, and eventually overcame it…. It’s that the liberal system is itself a form of white supremacy…

“This view of the world certainly has “moral clarity.” What it lacks is moral complexity. No country can be so reduced to one single prism and damned because of it. American society has far more complexity and history has far more contingency than can be jammed into this rubric.”

As David Kerans wrote in his brilliant Op-ed  BLM concentrates on "blackness" ignoring runaway wealth inequality, which correlates persuasively to every measurable human pathology, across every geography, across all wealth groups. The biological consequences of the stresses accompanying high level of inequality are heavy, and even punish the rich, as Richard G Wilkinson and Kate Pickett elaborate throughout their book The Spirit Level.

The thoughts below are adapted from David Kerans  article:

Not just blacks are oppressed in the USA. They constitute just a fraction of this social strata and in many way they are better off than similar social groups. For example, over a hundred million Americans live with serious chronic diseases, attributable partly to pollution from pesticides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, etc, and, likely also to the stress effects of wealth inequality, while Pentagon is sucking out ever increasing resources, and pushing the US to stoke international tensions to justify this avalanche of money (around one trillion a year)

Neoliberalism also destroyed a higher-education by steered it to producing profit for the top universities brass instead of educated citizens, with the resulting  erosion of America’s competitiveness.

A neoliberal democracy (democracy for oligarchs) allows big-money donors and corporations to influence politicians. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) expressed his despair about crafting meaningful banking regulations back in 2009: “…the banks …frankly own the place.” And so the stimulus package gives hundreds of billions to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin with virtually no controls and with corrupt outcomes, but without public uproar.

An oligarchic mass media that erects a “wall of propaganda” (political commentator Cenk Uygur’s phrasing) against anything smelling like social democracy – and, I would add, any gesture of rapprochement with Russia, among other taboo subjects, including climate change, and military intervention.

Are any of these issues dependent on the legacy of American slavery? America has myriad challenges to face, the vestiges of slavery and racism among them, not above them.

Contorting analytical approaches to prioritize the perspective of racial oppression obscures more than it illuminates. America needs citizens better informed on all of the crises listed above.

The trajectory of the George Floyd demonstrations seems to illustrate the risk of BLM becoming myopic. BLM architects in the academy insist that the goal is to end “racial capitalism” via a color-conscious version of social democracy, but the race-grievance dimension drowns out all other messages. And so the mass media has easily channeled the demonstrations into very narrow terrain: demands to reduce police budgets and ensure accountability for rogue cops. (Not so long ago, be it noted,

Meanwhile, BLM’s self-righteous repudiation of America has found potent application in its culture wars. An armada of aggressive online social-justice warriors has honed a seemingly unbridled “cancel culture” – including iconoclasm (toppling statues, for example), conformity control (condemning the phrase “all lives matter”, or anything else that might somehow dilute anti-racist messaging), demanding participatory anti-racism on their terms (“silence is violence”, for instance), denunciations (branding any level of skepticism racist, and often insisting that beliefs straying from their line threaten the physical safety of black people), and punishment. Plenty of people accused of racism – or simply racial insensitivity, or less – have been fired, some even after making self-abasing confessions to their perceived sins, because their employer fears the wrath of the woke mob.

BLM did not invent any dimension of cancel culture (or as it also called "deplatforming"), i.e., the exclusion of tainted persons, groups or institutions from communication venues or respectful attention. Much like during McCarthyist witch hunts, or the the Russiagate hysteria with branding anybody who disagree with it a “Putin apologist.” But BLM’s stridency and moral certitude has fomented cancel culture.

Cancel culture is not risk-free to progressive causes. In 2017, its #metoo ended the political career of Senator Al Franken, one of the most progressive senators – an outcome many of his colleagues regret.

On July 7, Harper’s Magazine published an open letter from more than 150 cultural luminaries, including left-wing icons Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem, expressing grave alarm over “… a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate… in favor of ideological conformity”, “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”, a “tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty”, and “calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought.”

They warn that “resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion,” and lament the cowardly obedience of corporate and university leaders in bowing to digital woke-mob demands. “We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists, who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement. This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time.”

The problem is that atmosphere changed in such a way that several signers feel enough social pressure to withdraw  their signatures from the document.

Black Lives Matter

Racist Provocation with Radical Roots

September 21, 2016

This article is part of the Organization Trends series.

At the time of this writing, prosecutors had just dropped charges against the last three of six police officers accused in the death of Baltimore drug dealer Freddie Gray. The decision closes an ugly chapter in that sad story, in which the highly politicized Baltimore City state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, accused them of murder. The city descended into days of violence and destruction after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake infamously gave space to rioters “who wished to destroy.” But that riot was only one chapter in a still-evolving story of death and destruction provoked by a false narrative of oppression and police brutality.

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) casts itself as a spontaneous uprising born of inner-city frustration, but it is in fact the latest and most dangerous face of a web of well-funded socialist/communist organizations that have been agitating against America for decades.

BLM claims to be non-violent. According to its website (BlackLivesMatter.com), “The Black Lives Matter Network advocates for dignity, justice, and respect. … Black activists have raised the call for an end to violence, not an escalation of it.”

Yet BLM activists are routinely observed screaming violent obscenities and attacking police. For example, this past July, 21 police were injured by rocks, steel pipes, and fireworks during a demonstration in St. Paul, Minnesota, where protesters shut down the interstate for five hours. One officer suffered a spinal fracture after a concrete block was dropped on his head.

At a Minneapolis fair protest last summer, BLM activists shouted, “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!”

In her recent book The War on Cops, Manhattan Institute fellow Heather Mac Donald argues that the BLM movement and the fallout from it have made the inner city much more dangerous, as police forces adopt hands-off policies in response to growing hostility. Some call it the “Ferguson effect,” named after the Missouri town where a young black man, Michael Brown, was killed when he tried to kill a white police officer.

Cops across the nation are afraid to patrol black neighborhoods and are overly cautious when dealing with black suspects. Despite their diminished forcefulness in high-crime neighborhoods, police are still being assaulted and killed.

Crime had been trending down for decades, but in 2015 homicide rates increased dramatically over 2014. In Houston, homicides were up 25.2 percent; in Washington, D.C., 54 percent; Baltimore, 58.5 percent; Milwaukee, 72.6 percent; and in Cleveland, a whopping 90 percent. Overall, homicides increased 17 percent in the 50 largest cities—the greatest increase in 25 years.

Capitalizing on inaccurate and sometimes outright deceptive media reporting on police-involved shootings, BLM agitation has provoked numerous police killings, violence, lawlessness, and unrest in minority communities throughout the U.S., culminating most recently with the horrific ambush-murders of five policemen in Dallas and three in Baton Rouge, with many more wounded. If allowed to continue, BLM agitation could lead to greater civil unrest, anarchy, civil war. With the support and sympathy of President Obama, the Black Lives Matter crowd appears to be spoiling for just such an outcome.

Radical Roots

Black Lives Matter began in 2013 with a Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, after neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, called a “white Hispanic” in the press, was acquitted in the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin. Radical-left activists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi claim credit for the slogan and hashtag.

Following the Michael Brown shooting in August 2014, Dream Defenders, an organization co-founded by (the ACORN-affiliated) Working Families Party activist and Occupy Wall Street organizer Nelini Stamp, popularized the phrase “Hands Up – Don’t Shoot!” which has since become BLM’s widely recognized slogan. Not surprisingly, former Communist Party USA vice presidential candidate Angela Davis sits on the Dream Defenders advisory board.

Garza, Cullors, and Tometi all work for front groups of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, one of the four largest radical Left organizations in the country. The others are the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Stamp’s ACORN—now rebranded under a variety of different names after its official 2010 bankruptcy—works with all four organizations, and Dream Defenders is backed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), ACLU, and Southern Poverty Law Center, among others.

The Freedom Road Socialist Organization is a hereditary descendant of the New Communist Movement inspired by Chinese dictator Mao Zedong and the many communist revolutions occurring throughout the world in the 1960s and ’70s. Freedom Road split into two separate groups in 1999, FRSO/Fight Back and FRSO/OSCL (Freedom Road Socialist Organization/Organización Socialista del Camino Para la Libertad). Black Lives Matter and its founders are allied with the latter. (Future references to “Freedom Road” in this article refer to FRSO/OSCL.)

And lest anyone think the terms used to describe Freedom Road are too extreme, here’s an excerpt from an April 21, 2016 blog post on its website, mourning the death of “our comrade,” Tim Thomas, at 71:

Tim was a revolutionary organizer, writer and educator. … At George Washington University, Tim became active in the Black Liberation and Marxist movement that remained his lifelong passion. … Tim was a leader of SOBU (Student Organization for Black Unity) and later YOBU (Youth Organization for Black Unity).  He was also very active in the African Liberation Support Committee.

Tim joined the Revolutionary Workers League in 1972 and later the League of Revolutionary Struggle (LRS), a New Communist Movement group that brought together in one organization Asian-American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, African American, and white communists who shared a vision of national liberation as a critical element of communist revolution. After that group dissolved in 1990, Tim and a number of former LRS comrades came into the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, where they continue to advance the theory and practice of self-determination socialism.

As Co-Chair of FRSO’s Oppressed Nationality Commission, Tim helped us live up to our commitment to building the Black Liberation Movement through its downturns and upsurges. He wrote extensively about Bay area peoples’ movements, organizing methodology, and developments in the Black Liberation Movement.  Tim saw to completion an extensive update of our Oppressed Nationality Unity Document, which was passed just last month at FRSO’s 2016 Congress. Tim also chaired a FRSO working group on immigrant rights. At the time of his death, he was collaborating with comrades on a comprehensive paper about the Black Liberation Movement.

Freedom Road is comprised of dozens of groups. The radical-left model is based on building alliances of many organizations, small and large, working separate issues but dedicated ultimately to the same thing: overthrowing our society to replace it with a hardcore socialist (or communist) one.

BLM is one of many projects undertaken by Freedom Road. Except for the website, BlackLivesMatter.com, there is no actual organization. The website implicitly acknowledges this, describing #BlackLivesMatter as, “an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and our allies to fight anti-Black racism, to spark dialogue among Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement.”

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But today the movement has become so widely recognized that it may receive funding from the Left’s granddaddy funder, the radical billionaires’ donor consortium known as the Democracy Alliance.

Blacks, gays, and women are disproportionately represented among the membership of Freedom Road, which self-consciously emphasizes issues related to those groups. Alicia Garza penned a “Herstory” of BLM and is a “queer,” black veteran activist of numerous Freedom Road organizations. Her résumé includes

  • Special projects director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Executive director, People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER)
  • Board member, School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL)
  • 2011 Board chair, Right to the City Alliance
  • Board member, Forward Together

Patrisse Cullors describes herself as a “working class, queer, black woman.” She claims the country killed her father, a drug addict. At a 2015 Netroots Nation conference, Cullors led chants shouting, “If I die in police custody, burn everything down … rise the f–k up! That is the only way motherf–kers like you will listen!” Cullors founded and directs Dignity and Power Now, which claims to seek “dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities.”

Cullors was trained by Eric Mann, a former Weather Underground leader who exhorts followers to become “anti-racist, anti-imperialist” activists. Mann runs another Freedom Road front, the Labor/Community Strategy Center. Like many professional leftists, he makes good money—over $225,000—living in “the system” he advocates destroying.

Opal Tometi is the daughter of illegal aliens from Nigeria. While in college, she worked for the ACLU defending illegal aliens against “vigilantes” opposed to illegal immigration. She is currently executive director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

Freedom Road/BLM organizations are generously supported by a universe of wealthy foundations. Some of the groups, like those employing BLM founders Garza and Tometi, receive money directly. Others, like Cullors’ Dignity and Power Now, are financed by organizations designed specifically to underwrite the activities of others. These will be taken in turn.

National Domestic Workers Alliance (Garza) – In business since 2007, the Alliance’s 2014 revenues were $7.6 million, with net assets of $5.2 million. Its board includes two members of CASA de Maryland, a vocal advocate for illegal aliens that takes in millions of dollars in government grants (see Organization Trends, September 2012). CASA received grants from the Alliance in 2013 and 2014 as did the radical-left Institute for Policy Studies in 2013. The Alliance received $6.5 million between 2011 and 2014 from a number of familiar foundations, Ford ($1.9 million), both of George Soros’s major philanthropies (Open Society Foundations, formerly Open Society Institute, and the Foundation to Promote Open Society) ($1.3 million), Marguerite ($450,000), Surdna ($595,000), Kellogg ($250,000), Ben & Jerry’s ($30,000), and others.

People Organized to Win Employment Rights or POWER (Garza) reports 2013 revenues of $456,676, including $92,173 in government grants. POWER evolved from the now defunct communist group STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement). Obama’s former “green jobs czar,” the self-described “communist” and “rowdy black nationalist” Van Jones, served on STORM’s board. Since 1999, POWER has received money from the Marguerite Casey Foundation ($655,000), Surdna ($464,000), Public Welfare (301,000), Tides ($168,000), Ben & Jerry’s ($62,000) and many others—even the American Heart Association ($90,000 in 2014). In January 2015, POWER merged with another Freedom Road group, Causa Justa, and Garza left.

Right to the City Alliance (Garza) discloses 2014 revenues of $844,206. The Alliance is a nationwide network of activist organizations that resist gentrification of inner cities because it displaces “low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color….” In business since 2009, it has received funding from the Ford Foundation ($1.3 million), both major Soros philanthropies ($600,000), Surdna ($400,000), Marguerite Casey ($387,500), Tides ($165,000), Ben & Jerry’s ($50,000) and others.

School of Unity and Liberation or SOUL (Garza) has enjoyed rapid revenue growth since Alicia Garza’s rise to fame as a BLM leader. Revenues skyrocketed from $110,304 in 2013 to $660,237 in 2014. SOUL claims to have trained 712 organizers in 2014. The group trained 679 in 2013, and costs are roughly the same, so SOUL was able to more than double its net assets in 2014. It receives funding from the Akonadi Foundation ($322,500), Heinz ($255,000), Rockefeller ($210,000), Surdna ($460,000), Tides ($298,000), and others.

Forward Together (Garza) describes itself as “a multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change.” Its 2014 revenues were $4.0 million with net assets of $4.2 million. Between 2012 and 2014, the organization received a total of $2.9 million from Ford ($655,000), Susan Thompson Buffett ($604,318), General Service ($190,000), and others. Garza serves on the board.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (Tometi) reports 2014 revenues of $554,434. This modest organization only lists two full-time staff, yet receives support from many recognizable foundations. Since 2010 this includes Kellogg, ($75,000), Marguerite Casey ($337,500),  both major Soros philanthropies ($100,000), Ben & Jerry’s ($10,000), and others. Tometi was paid $60,000 in 2014 to direct the group.

Cullors’ Dignity and Power Now is underwritten by Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Los Angeles with a $24 million budget (including $4 million in government grants) that fiscally sponsors nonprofits; that is to say, it is an existing nonprofit that lets unincorporated groups use its nonprofit status to receive tax-deductible donations. It is not a Freedom Road organization.

Advancement Project is a Freedom Road group that funds a variety of radical causes. The Project sees America as a racist, oppressive nation and, according to Discover the Networks, “works to organize ‘communities of color’ into politically cohesive units while disseminating its leftist worldviews and values as broadly as possible by way of a sophisticated communications department.” Its 2013 revenues were $11.3 million. The Project receives generous funding from a wide variety of wealthy foundations, including the California Endowment ($7.3 million), Ford ($8.5 million), Kellogg ($3 million), Hewlett ($2.5 million), Rockefeller ($2.5 million), both major Soros philanthropies ($8.6 million), Tides ($1.3 million), and many others, totaling approximately $55 million over the past decade.

Movement Strategy Center (MSC) also facilitates funding, development and advancement of Freedom Road organizations. Its 2013 revenues were $7.5 million, including $156,032 in government grants. MSC has received funding from the California Endowment ($2.3 million), Ford ($1.8 million), both major Soros philanthropies ($1.1 million), Surdna ($1.4 million), Tides ($1.6 million), Akonadi ($1.1 million), Robert Wood Johnson ($378,750), Ben & Jerry’s ($60,000), and others.

The Surdna Foundation (2014 revenues $64.9 million, with net assets of $1 billion) appears repeatedly in the above lists and is one of the oldest foundations supporting BLM. It was formed in 1917 by John Emory Andrus, at the time one of the wealthiest people in America. Surdna is his name spelled backwards.

In addition to its Freedom Road funding, Surdna has provided $145,000 to Race Forward over the past two years for “Equitable Economic Development,” as part of its Strong Local Economies initiative. The grant descriptions, however, have little to do with economics; for example, this one from 2015: “This general operating support grant will help Race Forward (RF) to advance racial justice and address inequalities in key areas through research, media, and practice (training).” (For more information on the Surdna Foundation, see the January 2014 and September 2007 issues of Foundation Watch.)

While not a Freedom Road organization, Race Forward is the rebranded Applied Research Center (ARC), a think tank dedicated to “racial justice,” and it participated in the Ferguson protests. Race Forward publishes ColorLines, which focuses on “police violence,” “gender and sexuality,” “Islamophobia,” and other predictable leftist themes. Race Forward and ARC are directed by radical leftist Rinku Sen who “has positioned ARC as the home for media and activism on racial justice…” according to Tufts University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center. Prior to its rebranding, ARC received millions from a host of well-heeled funders over the past 10 years including Arcus, ($927,784), Ford ($2 million), both major Soros philanthropies ($1.2 million), Tides ($1.3 million), Kellogg ($4 million), and many others.

Both of George Soros’s major philanthropies are listed among the many donors to Freedom Road and other “racial justice” groups like ARC. But according to the Washington Times, Soros has been a much larger “racial justice” funder than these figures reveal, having donated at least $33 million in one year to groups that organized unrest in Ferguson and other riots, including:

Drug Policy Alliance (over $18.5 million since 2010)
Center for Community Change ($5.2 million since 2010)
Equal Justice USA ($800,000 since 2010)
Gamaliel Foundation ($1.3 million since 2010)
Make the Road New York ($769,430 since 2010)
Sojourners ($300,000 since 2011)
Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference ($500,000 in 2011 – 2012)

Mainstream BLM Support

Mainstream funders have jumped in as well. For example, United Way has partnered with A&E and iHeartMedia to create Shining the Light Advisors, a committee of “nationally known experts and leaders in racial and social justice,” to oversee grant disbursements. These “advisors” include such radicals as Van Jones, Advancement Project co-director Judith Browne Dianis, and Race Forward’s Rinku Sen.

BLM’s mission includes a kitchen sink of favored radical-left causes, including poverty, prisoner deinstitutionalization, illegal immigration, and gay rights. Highlighting Freedom Road’s orientation toward gay blacks, it describes how “Black, queer and trans folks bear a unique burden from a hetero-patriarchal society that disposes of us like garbage and simultaneously fetishizes us and profits off of us, and that is state violence.”

Its wide network of affiliates and partner organizations like the Communist Party USA and the remnants of the ACORN network allows BLM to turn out large crowds. Many participate simply to protest, commit violence, loot, or all three.

Freedom Road, for example, was prominent at the Ferguson protests and took video of the event. It even created a Black Lives Matter button. Following are more Freedom Road organizations involved with BLM. (Funding estimates provided when known.)

Black Left Unity – A Marxist-Leninist organization that supports favored causes of the communist Left, including unity with Cuba, war against capitalism, and Occupy Wall Street.

Black Workers for Justice – A group based in North Carolina which claims to struggle on behalf of “oppressed nationalities.”

Causa Justa/Just Cause – a Black-Latino solidarity organization allied with the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Right to the City Alliance, and others. Its 2013 revenues, $1.6 million, included $689,484 in government grants. Causa Justa has received over $2.3 million since 2010, mostly from the California Endowment, Marguerite Casey, and a few others. As noted above, POWER was absorbed into Causa Justa.

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance – “A national alliance of US-based grassroots organizing (GRO) groups organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor people and communities of color.” It has received $20,000 from Ben & Jerry’s since 2010.

Hands Up United – works for “liberation of oppressed Black, Brown, and poor people through education, art, civil disobedience, advocacy, and agriculture.”

Intelligent Mischief – its Black Body Survival Guide is in the works and has raised $8,785 to date through crowdfunding website Indiegogo.

Organization for Black Struggle is affiliated with the Communist Party USA. Its website claims Black Workers for Justice and the Advancement Project as allies. Chaired by Freedom Road member Montague Simmons, the Organization received $277,955 in revenues in 2014, its first year as a registered 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.

Showing Up for Racial Justice is a “national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.” Showing Up quotes Garza, “We need you defecting from White supremacy and changing the narrative of White supremacy by breaking White silence.”

Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE) – had 2013 revenues of $2.8 million. It is led by Anthony Thigpenn, a former Black Panther and board member of the Apollo Alliance. Apollo is a secretive alliance of labor, environment, and other left-wing activists that formulated Obama’s trillion dollar “stimulus” plan. Board member Van Jones described Apollo “as sort of a grand unified field theory for progressive left causes.” Now a project of the Blue Green Alliance, SCOPE has received about $12 million since 2010 from numerous foundations, the most generous being Ford ($1.9 million), James Irvine ($2.3 million), New World ($1.4 million), Hewlett ($1.4 million), and the California Endowment ($1.2 million). (For more on the Apollo Alliance, see Green Watch, November 2012).

BLM groups have also joined with the Communist Party USA, the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Democratic Socialists of America, SEIU, Color of Change, and many others. Anarchist and top Occupy Wall Street organizer Lisa Fithian, who orchestrated the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization riots, trained Ferguson protesters. Fithian says “create crisis, because crisis is that edge where change is possible.”

Fithian echoes Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, the creators of the infamous Cloward-Piven Crisis Strategy, who spent decades attempting to provoke poor, inner-city blacks to riot, because as Cloward said, poor people advance only “when the rest of society is afraid of them.”

Rasheen Aldridge was a leader of the Ferguson protests. He has participated in numerous Communist Party USA events in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Another prominent Communist Party member active in BLM protests is Michael McPhearson, who leads the Don’t Shoot Coalition.

Carl Davidson and Pat Fry, co-chairs of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, exploited the revolutionary atmosphere of the Ferguson riots to create an eight-point plan for “Left Unity” demanding “a common aspiration for socialism.”

Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), is Missouri’s rebranded ACORN group. It created an illustrative chart offering a snapshot of the Left’s grievance agenda. Capitalism is always the problem. Socialism is always the solution.

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Interestingly, MORE doesn’t believe in socialism when it is footing the bill. MORE promised to pay Ferguson protesters $5,000 a month to cause trouble. But just as ACORN stiffed its employees while preaching socialist generosity, so MORE stiffed its own rent-a-mob protesters. (“Ferguson rent-a-mobs exposed,” by Matthew Vadum, FrontPage Magazine, May 18, 2015.)

Islamist organizations have also jumped on the BLM bandwagon, reminding us of the unholy alliance that exists between them and the radical Left. In September 2015, the Muslim Brotherhood-front Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined BLM activists in storming California Governor Jerry Brown’s office. CAIR also participated in the Ferguson protests. Meanwhile, ISIS is reportedly recruiting American blacks for its cause.

Intellectual Genealogy of Black Lives Matter

“We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth. … We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us” – Vladimir Lenin

That quote from the Soviet Union’s first leader captures the entire essence of the Left’s strategy. No matter what the issue, no matter what the facts, the Left advances a relentless, hate-filled narrative that America is irredeemably evil and must be destroyed as soon as possible. The BLM movement is only the latest, but perhaps most dangerous variant on this subversive theme.

Communists use language and psychology as a weapon. Their constant vilification of enemies is a form of psychological warfare. It puts America and Americans on trial. The verdict is always guilty. Facts don’t matter because the Left does not want to resolve the problems they complain about. They use those problems to agitate and provoke, hoping conflict becomes unavoidable and thereby creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Their hatred is tactical.

Obama’s favorite Harvard professor, Derrick Bell, devised Critical Race Theory, which exemplifies Lenin’s strategy as applied to race. According to Discover the Networks:

Critical race theory contends that America is permanently racist to its core, and that consequently the nation’s legal structures are, by definition, racist and invalid … members of “oppressed” racial groups are entitled—in fact obligated—to determine for themselves which laws and traditions have merit and are worth observing. …

Bell’s theory is in turn an innovation of Critical Theory, which was developed by Marxist thinkers of the Frankfurt School who were affiliated with the Institute for Social Research, founded in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1923. The Institute’s left-wing scholars were mostly Jewish and fled Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s, relocating to Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York. Critical Theory, which discredits all aspects of Western society, rapidly infected the minds of newly minted college professors, who then spread its poison throughout the university system.

We know it today as political correctness. One of its most famous purveyors was the Frankfurt School’s Herbert Marcuse, longtime associate of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Julian Bond. Marcuse invented the concept of “partisan tolerance,” that is, tolerance for leftist ideas and intolerance of all others. The Southern Poverty Law Center applied Marcuse’s strategy in developing its “Hate Watch” list, and Rules for Radicals author Saul Alinsky used it in his own life’s work.

White Privilege

The “racist” narrative was turbocharged with the concept of “White Privilege,” the notion that whites—the dominant demographic group in capitalist America—are irretrievably racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, fill-in-the-blank-ophobic, imperialistic oppressors who exploit everyone. Whites are the only true evil in the world and should be exterminated. “Dr. Kamau Kambon, who taught Africana Studies 241 in the Spring 2005 semester at North Carolina State University, also said this needs to be done ‘because white people want to kill us.’” (“Activist: exterminate white people,” by Jon Sanders, Carolina Journal, Oct. 21, 2015.)

The “White Skin Privilege” idea was created in 1967 by Noel Ignatiev, an acolyte of Derrick Bell and professor at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. (Du Bois was a black leader who helped found the NAACP and joined the Communist Party in 1961.) Ignatiev was a member of the Communist Party USA’s most radical wing, the Provisional Organizing Committee to Reconstitute the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party from 1958–66. The Provisional Organizing Committee was the intellectual forerunner to Freedom Road.

Writing under the alias Noel Ignatin, Ignatiev co-authored a Students for Democratic Society (SDS) pamphlet with fellow radical Ted Allen titled, White Blindspot. In 1992 he co-founded Race Traitor: Journal of the New Abolitionism. Its first issue coined the slogan “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity.” Its stated objective was to “abolish the white race.” More specifically, the New Abolitionist newsletter declared:

The way to abolish the white race is to challenge, disrupt and eventually overturn the institutions and behavior patterns that reproduce the privileges of whiteness, including the schools, job and housing markets, and the criminal justice system. The abolitionists do not limit themselves to socially acceptable means of protest, but reject in advance no means of attaining their goal [emphasis added].

But do not be confused: “White” with an uppercase W does not mean white as most Americans use the word. “White” in radical parlance means anyone of any race, creed, nationality, color, sex, or sexual preference who embraces capitalism, free markets, limited government, and American traditional culture and values. These beliefs are deemed to be irredeemably evil, and anyone who aligns with them is “white” in spirit and thus equally guilty of “white crimes.” Ignatiev still teaches, now at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

The Black Lives Matter movement carries this narrative to unprecedented heights, claiming that only whites can be racists. (“The Result of Victimhood and Lies: Great Evil,” by Dennis Prager, National Review Online, Sept. 1, 2015.) And while justifying violence to achieve “social justice,” the movement’s goal is to overthrow our society to replace it with a Marxist one. Many members of the black community would be shocked to learn that the intellectual godfathers of this movement are mostly white Communists, “queers,” and leftist Democrats, intent on making blacks cannon fodder, the shock troops of the coming revolution.


James Simpson is an economist, former White House budget analyst, businessman, and investigative journalist. Veteran researchers Trevor Loudon and Matthew Vadum (senior vice president, Capital Research Center) contributed to this report.

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[Jun 26, 2021] Can Vivek Ramaswamy Put Wokeism Out of Business

Highly recommended!
The book that is discussed is Woke, Inc.- Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam- Ramaswamy, Vivek
Notable quotes:
"... He defines "wokeism" as a creed that has arisen in America in response to the "moral vacuum" created by the ebbing from public life of faith, patriotism and "the identity we derived from hard work." He argues that notions like "diversity," "equity," "inclusion" and "sustainability" have come to take their place. ..."
"... "Our collective moral insecurities," Mr. Ramaswamy says, "have left us vulnerable" to the blandishments and propaganda of the new political and corporate elites, who are now locked in a cynical "arranged marriage, where each partner has contempt for the other." Each side is getting out of the "trade" something it "could not have gotten alone." ..."
"... Wokeness entered its union with capitalism in the years following the 2008 financial panic and recession. Mr. Ramaswamy believes that conditions were perfect for the match. "We were -- and are -- in the midst of the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in history," he says. Barack Obama had just been elected the first black president. By the end of the crisis, Americans "were actually pretty jaded with respect to capitalism. Corporations were the bad guys. The old left wanted to take money from corporations and give it to poor people." ..."
"... The birth of wokeism was a godsend to corporations, Mr. Ramaswamy says. It helped defang the left. "Wokeism lent a lifeline to the people who were in charge of the big banks. They thought, 'This stuff is easy!' " They applauded diversity and inclusion, appointed token female and minority directors, and "mused about the racially disparate impact of climate change." So, in Mr. Ramaswamy's narrative, "a bunch of big banks got together with a bunch of millennials, birthed woke capitalism, and then put Occupy Wall Street up for adoption." Now, in Mr. Ramaswamy's tart verdict, "big business makes money by critiquing itself." ..."
"... Davos is "the Woke Vatican," Mr. Ramaswamy says; Al Gore and Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock , are "its archbishops." CEOs "further down the chain" -- he mentions James Quincey of Coca-Cola , Ed Bastian of Delta , Marc Benioff of Salesforce , John Donahoe of Nike and Alan Jope of Unilever -- are its "cardinals." ..."
"... He describes this sort of corporate imposition -- "a market force supplanting open political debate to settle the essence of political questions" -- as one of the "defining challenges" America faces today. "If democracy means anything," he adds, "it means living in a one-person-one-vote system, not a one-dollar-one-vote system." Voters' voices "are unadjusted by the number of dollars we wield in the marketplace." Open debate in the public square is "our uniquely American mechanism" of settling political questions. He likens the woke-corporate silencing of debate as akin to the "old-world European model, where a small group of elites gets in a room and decides what's good for everyone else." ..."
"... The wokeism-capitalism embrace, Mr. Ramaswamy says, was replicated in Silicon Valley. Over the past few years, "Big Tech effectively agreed to censor -- or 'moderate' -- content that the woke movement didn't like. But they didn't do it for free." In return, the left "agreed to look the other way when it comes to leaving Silicon Valley's monopoly power intact." This arrangement is "working out masterfully" for both sides. ..."
"... Coca-Cola follows the same playbook, he says: "It's easier for them to issue statements about voting laws in Georgia, or to train their employees on how to 'be less white,' than it is to publicly reckon with its role in fueling a nationwide epidemic of diabetes and obesity -- including in the black communities they profess to care about so much." (In a statement, Coca-Cola apologized for the "be less white" admonition and said that while it was "accessible through our company training platform," it "was not a part of our training curriculum.") ..."
"... Nike finds it much easier to write checks to Black Lives Matter and condemn America's history of slavery, Mr. Ramaswamy says, even as it relies on "slave labor" today to sell "$250 sneakers to black kids in the inner city who can't afford to buy books for school." All the while, Black Lives Matter "neuters the police in a way that sacrifices even more black lives." (Nike has said in a statement that its code of conduct prohibits any use of forced labor and "we have been engaging with multi-stakeholder working groups to assess collective solutions that will help preserve the integrity of our global supply chains.") ..."
"... Mr. Varadarajan, a Journal contributor, is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and at New York University Law School's Classical Liberal Institute. ..."
"... Seems to me in a nutshell he is saying that these woke corporations are all hypocrites. No surprise there hypocrisy is a defining characteristic of the woke left and you need to assume that characteristic yourself to be able to work within their bounds. ..."
"... Wokeists argue that theirs is not a religion because it doesn't center on a transcendent being. I see Wokeism as a religion that gathers multiple Secularist sects into a big tent. These sects include Environmentalism, Genderism, Anti-Racism, and more. ..."
"... One thing all religions share in common is the elevation of questionable premises to unassailable truths which they defend with religious zeal. Some questionable premises elevated to unassailable truths by Wokeism are that humans are making the Earth uninhabitable, gender is an individual choice, and race is the most important human characteristic. There are more. ..."
Jun 26, 2021 | www.wsj.com

A self-made multimillionaire who founded a biotech company at 28, Vivek Ramaswamy is every inch the precocious overachiever. He tells me he attended law school while he was in sixth grade. He's joking, in his own earnest manner. His father, an aircraft engineer at General Electric, had decided to get a law degree at night school. Vivek sat in on the classes with him, so he could keep his dad company on the long car rides to campus and back -- a very Indian filial act.

"I was probably the only person my age who'd heard of Antonin Scalia, " Mr. Ramaswamy, 35, says in a Zoom call from his home in West Chester, Ohio. His father, a political liberal, would often rage on the way home from class about "some Scalia opinion." Mr. Ramaswamy reckons that this was when he began to form his own political ideas. A libertarian in high school, he switched to being conservative at Harvard in "an act of rebellion" against the politics he found there. That conservatism drove him to step down in January as CEO at Roivant Sciences -- the drug-development company that made him rich -- and write "Woke, Inc," a book that takes a scathing look at "corporate America's social-justice scam." (It will be published in August.)

Mr. Ramaswamy recently watched the movie "Spotlight," which tells the story of how reporters at the Boston Globe exposed misconduct (specifically, sexual abuse) by Catholic priests in the early 2000s. "My goal in 'Woke, Inc.' is to do the same thing with respect to the Church of Wokeism." He defines "wokeism" as a creed that has arisen in America in response to the "moral vacuum" created by the ebbing from public life of faith, patriotism and "the identity we derived from hard work." He argues that notions like "diversity," "equity," "inclusion" and "sustainability" have come to take their place.

"Our collective moral insecurities," Mr. Ramaswamy says, "have left us vulnerable" to the blandishments and propaganda of the new political and corporate elites, who are now locked in a cynical "arranged marriage, where each partner has contempt for the other." Each side is getting out of the "trade" something it "could not have gotten alone."

Wokeness entered its union with capitalism in the years following the 2008 financial panic and recession. Mr. Ramaswamy believes that conditions were perfect for the match. "We were -- and are -- in the midst of the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in history," he says. Barack Obama had just been elected the first black president. By the end of the crisis, Americans "were actually pretty jaded with respect to capitalism. Corporations were the bad guys. The old left wanted to take money from corporations and give it to poor people."

The birth of wokeism was a godsend to corporations, Mr. Ramaswamy says. It helped defang the left. "Wokeism lent a lifeline to the people who were in charge of the big banks. They thought, 'This stuff is easy!' " They applauded diversity and inclusion, appointed token female and minority directors, and "mused about the racially disparate impact of climate change." So, in Mr. Ramaswamy's narrative, "a bunch of big banks got together with a bunch of millennials, birthed woke capitalism, and then put Occupy Wall Street up for adoption." Now, in Mr. Ramaswamy's tart verdict, "big business makes money by critiquing itself."

Mr. Ramaswamy regards Klaus Schwab, founder and CEO of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as the "patron saint of wokeism" for his relentless propagation of "stakeholder capitalism" -- the view that the unspoken bargain in the grant to corporations of limited liability is that they "must do social good on the side."

Davos is "the Woke Vatican," Mr. Ramaswamy says; Al Gore and Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock , are "its archbishops." CEOs "further down the chain" -- he mentions James Quincey of Coca-Cola , Ed Bastian of Delta , Marc Benioff of Salesforce , John Donahoe of Nike and Alan Jope of Unilever -- are its "cardinals."

Mr. Ramaswamy says that "unlike the investigative 'Spotlight' team at the Boston Globe, I'm a whistleblower, not a journalist. But the church analogy holds strong." He paraphrases a line in the movie: "It takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a village to abuse one. In the case of my book, the child I'm concerned about is American democracy."

In league with the woke left, corporate America "uses force" as a substitute for open deliberation and debate, Mr. Ramaswamy says. "There's the sustainability accounting standards board of BlackRock, which effectively demands that in order to win an investment from BlackRock, the largest asset-manager in the world, you must abide by the standards of that board."

Was the board put in place by the owners of the trillions of dollars of capital that Mr. Fink manages? Of course not, Mr. Ramaswamy says. "And yet he's actually using his seat of corporate power to sidestep debate about questions like environmentalism or diversity on boards."

The irrepressible Mr. Ramaswamy presses on with another example. Goldman Sachs , he says with obvious relish, "is a very Davos-fitting example." At the 2020 World Economic Forum, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon "issued an edict from the mountaintops of Davos." Mr. Solomon announced his company would refuse to take a company public if its board wasn't sufficiently diverse. "So Goldman gets to define what counts as 'diverse,' " Mr. Ramaswamy says. "No doubt, they're referring to skin-deep, genetically inherited attributes."

He describes this sort of corporate imposition -- "a market force supplanting open political debate to settle the essence of political questions" -- as one of the "defining challenges" America faces today. "If democracy means anything," he adds, "it means living in a one-person-one-vote system, not a one-dollar-one-vote system." Voters' voices "are unadjusted by the number of dollars we wield in the marketplace." Open debate in the public square is "our uniquely American mechanism" of settling political questions. He likens the woke-corporate silencing of debate as akin to the "old-world European model, where a small group of elites gets in a room and decides what's good for everyone else."

The wokeism-capitalism embrace, Mr. Ramaswamy says, was replicated in Silicon Valley. Over the past few years, "Big Tech effectively agreed to censor -- or 'moderate' -- content that the woke movement didn't like. But they didn't do it for free." In return, the left "agreed to look the other way when it comes to leaving Silicon Valley's monopoly power intact." This arrangement is "working out masterfully" for both sides.

The rest of corporate America appears to be following suit. "There's a Big Pharma version, too," Mr. Ramaswamy says. "Big Pharma had an epiphany in dealing with the left." It couldn't beat them, so it joined them. "Rather than win the debate on drug pricing, they decided to just change the subject instead. Who needs to win a debate if you can just avoid having it?" So we see "big-time pharma CEOs musing about topics like racial justice and environmentalism, and writing multibillion-dollar checks to fight climate change, while taking price hikes that they'd previously paused when the public was angry about drug pricing."

Coca-Cola follows the same playbook, he says: "It's easier for them to issue statements about voting laws in Georgia, or to train their employees on how to 'be less white,' than it is to publicly reckon with its role in fueling a nationwide epidemic of diabetes and obesity -- including in the black communities they profess to care about so much." (In a statement, Coca-Cola apologized for the "be less white" admonition and said that while it was "accessible through our company training platform," it "was not a part of our training curriculum.")

Nike finds it much easier to write checks to Black Lives Matter and condemn America's history of slavery, Mr. Ramaswamy says, even as it relies on "slave labor" today to sell "$250 sneakers to black kids in the inner city who can't afford to buy books for school." All the while, Black Lives Matter "neuters the police in a way that sacrifices even more black lives." (Nike has said in a statement that its code of conduct prohibits any use of forced labor and "we have been engaging with multi-stakeholder working groups to assess collective solutions that will help preserve the integrity of our global supply chains.")

... ... ...

Mr. Varadarajan, a Journal contributor, is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and at New York University Law School's Classical Liberal Institute.


Rod Drake 53 minutes ago

Seems to me in a nutshell he is saying that these woke corporations are all hypocrites. No surprise there hypocrisy is a defining characteristic of the woke left and you need to assume that characteristic yourself to be able to work within their bounds.

In addition, I have been saying for some time discrimination based on political belief desperately needs to be included as a prohibited basis. Where are the Republicans, while the greatest civil rights violation of our time is going on right under their noses?

Terry Overbey 1 hour ago
I love reading stories about people who are willing to take on the woke political class. For most people, even if they strongly disagree, their only option is to bite their tongue and go along. People aren't stupid. If you buck the system, you don't get promoted, you don't get good grades, you don't get into elite schools, you don't get the government job.

Thank you Mr Ramaswany.

James Ransom 1 hour ago
Well. If nothing else, he just sold me a book. I think we should say that "Wokeism" tries to "Act Like" a religion, not that it is one. Because of this fakery, we do not need to give it "freedom" in the sense that we have "Freedom of Religion."
These misguided Americans perhaps need to be exposed to a real religion. Christianity and Buddhism would be good choices; I don't know about Hinduism, but my point is that "Wokeism" is more like a mental disorder. We should feel sorry for its victims, offer them treatment, but not let them run anything.
marc goodman 1 hour ago
Wokeists argue that theirs is not a religion because it doesn't center on a transcendent being. I see Wokeism as a religion that gathers multiple Secularist sects into a big tent. These sects include Environmentalism, Genderism, Anti-Racism, and more.

One thing all religions share in common is the elevation of questionable premises to unassailable truths which they defend with religious zeal. Some questionable premises elevated to unassailable truths by Wokeism are that humans are making the Earth uninhabitable, gender is an individual choice, and race is the most important human characteristic. There are more.

Humans need to believe in something greater than themselves. We fulfill this need with religion, and historically, the "greater something" has been a transcendent being. Wokeism fulfills this need for its adherents but without a transcendent being. Ultimately, Wokeism will fail as a religion because it can't nourish the soul like the belief in a transcendent being does.

Grodney Ross 2 hours ago (Edited)
Judgement will be passed in November of 2022. I don't see this as a Democrat vs Republican issue. I think it's a matter of who is paying attention vs. those who are not. We live in a society where, generally, the most strident voices are on the left, along with the most judgmental voices. When the "wokeless" engage in a manner that conflicts with views of the woke, they are attacked, be you from the left or the right, so you keep your mouth shut and go about your day.

I believe that this coming election will give voice to those who are fatigued and fed up with the progressive lefts venom and vitriol. If not, we will survive, but without a meaningful first amendment,14th amendment, or 2nd amendment.

Barbara Helton 2 hours ago (Edited)
Being woke, when practiced by the wealthy and influential, can be extremely similar to bullying.

[Jun 26, 2021] The Systemic Con Behind Wokeism by Victor Davis Hanson

Highly recommended!
Wokism is an attempt on financial elite to distract and divide and distruct people from the crisi of neoliberalism in the USA. This is a pretty dirty game.
Jun 24, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via AmGreatness.com,

There are lots of reasons why wokeism spread like wildfire once America lost its collective mind during the pandemic, quarantine, self-induced recession, and rioting of 2020.

Wokeism was never really about racism, sexism, or other -isms. Instead, for some, it illustrated a psychological pathology of projection: fobbing one's own concrete prejudices onto others in order to alleviate or mask them.

So should we laugh or cry that Black Lives Matter's self-described Marxist co-founder turns out to be a corporate grifter?

Patrisse Cullors has accumulated several upscale homes and is under investigation by the IRS for allegations of the misuse of funds from one of her foundations.

Is it the case that the more Cullors professes Marxist ideology and damns toxic whiteness, so all the more she feels at home living in a $1.4 million Topanga Canyon home, in an almost exclusively ritzy white neighborhood?

Consider outspoken liberal icon Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). He's one of the Senate's most woke. Yet Whitehouse turns out to be a mostly unapologetic member of a de facto all-white prestigious "beach club" of elites in Newport, Rhode Island. Is Whitehouse committed in the abstract to rooting out white privilege so he can concretely relax amid it with fellow bluebloods?

Barack and Michelle Obama occasionally venture out of either their multimillion-dollar Washington, D.C. mansion or their Martha's Vineyard estate to lecture the country on its systemic racism. They express worry over the dangers that apparently white people pose to the very safety of their own daughters.

Does such sermonizing square the circle that the Obamas have no desire to return to their Chicago home""a city where nearly 700 African-American males were murdered in 2020, the vast majority by other black men? So far, Chicago in 2021 is on a trajectory to suffer over 30 percent more murder victims than last year.

Joe Biden about every two weeks lectures America on its racism. And he unleashed the bureaucracies of the federal government to root out mythical white supremacist conspiracies.

Does Medieval penance explain Biden's fixation on systemic racism? After all, when he condemns anonymous white racists, does his outrage mitigate his son Hunter's habitual use of the N-word and anti-Asian riffs?

No Washington politico has compiled a longer record of racialist put downs than Joe Biden. So apparently, the more Biden hunts for a white racist under every bed, the less necessary it becomes to look in the mirror or at least to beg his son Hunter to knock off his racist slurs.

The second catalyst of wokeism is the distraction it provides from scary problems that threaten the very existence of American civilization. While the country consumes itself in demanding more than 12 percent representation of black actors in television commercials, it is nearing $30 trillion in national debt. Eventually, the astounding red ink will require recessionary belt-tightening, more inflationary money printing, or both.

The woke Biden Administration cannot stop 2 million immigrants this year from crossing illegally and with exemption into the United States. Almost all are in need of free American health care, housing, food, and legal subsidies. Violent crime is spiking at an astonishing rate. Yet few dare say why that is""or how to stop it.

America also cannot face the likely truth that Chinese researchers engineered a gain-of-function virus""with oversight from the Communist Chinese military, and subsidies from Drs. Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak.

So instead of offering real solutions to these crises, we war with each other whether the deceased children's book author Dr. Seuss or the plastic toy Mr. Potato Head was racist or otherwise exclusionary.

When our elites are clueless about national debt, inflation, illegal immigration, crime, soaring gas prices, and a global pandemic, they reassure themselves that at least they can cancel out Father Junípero Serra or knock down another statue of Robert E. Lee.

Finally, the hysterias of wokism are being channeled for profit""if they do not already reflect the reality of many of our most woke being the richest among us.

One reason why Oprah Winfrey, Meghan Markle, and LeBron James hype charges of white racism is that their oppression reminds America that one can become rich as Croesus yet remain sympathetic victims.

For next-generation grifters, like Ibram Xolani Kendi (a.k.a. Ibram Henry Rogers) and Robin DiAngelo, to claim that America was, is, and always will be racist, means more than just speaking gigs and book sales.

The solutions for the pseudo-crises they invent are mass reeducation of self-confessional whites""with lucrative consulting fees for both, and tens of thousands of others.

America is systematically being conned by those who disguise their hypocrisy, who manipulate the guilt-ridden, who have no interest in solving America's most dangerous problems, and who get or stay richer by hyping an America in need of massive rebooting - and with it their own careerist remedies.

[Jun 19, 2021] Churchill and 'Woke Totalitarianism' by James Freeman

Notable quotes:
"... James Freeman is the co-author of "The Cost: Trump, China and American Revival." ..."
Jun 18, 2021 | www.wsj.com
Another statue is vandalized.

It seems that the wokesters who claim that they are "anti-racists" still can't tolerate the memory of a man who defeated history's most murderous racist. The Thursday defacing of a statue in Canada is the latest effort to cancel Hitler's implacable foe.

Jeff Labine reports in the Edmonton Journal:

A Downtown statue of Sir Winston Churchill has been vandalized after someone dumped red paint all across the replica of the former British prime minister...
Churchill, who served as prime minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, is seen as a national hero for his leadership during the Second World War but held many views that would be deemed racist.

Perhaps the 20th century's greatest adversary of communist and fascist dictatorships, Churchill has of course been found wanting by today's dictators of political fashion. This week's vandalism follows several such instances over the last year involving a U.K. statue of Churchill in London's Parliament Square. In Canada, Mr. Labine reports:

Elisebeth Checkel, the president of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Edmonton, said this is the first instance of the statue being vandalized that she's heard of and was disappointed to see it happen.
She said Churchill has a complicated legacy and believes it is important to look at him in a balanced way.
"If we look at any historical figure, we will find the same thing," Checkel said. "If we look at almost any person from the 1880s, we would find their views were if not repugnant to us nowadays, we would find they were disagreeable for sure. If you look at Churchill's later actions and life as he grew, as we all hope to do, his views did change. The balance should be celebrated because without Churchill we would not even have the right to protest in this country."

Licia Corbella writes in the Calgary Herald that this week's vandalism of the statue is "another act of woke totalitarianism." She adds:

Mark Milke, president of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary, says it's chilling to contemplate what the world would be like now had Churchill not been there.
"Imagine if Churchill hadn't been there and the United Kingdom either did a peace treaty with Hitler or fell during an invasion," said Milke...
"Nazi Germany would have controlled much of Europe... with the Soviet Union controlling the other half and Imperial Japan raping Asia. Canada and the U.S. would have been pretty much alone in the world..."
"Churchill is not a Civil War general from the South fighting to protect slavery. He's not Joseph Stalin or Chairman Mao or Adolf Hitler," continued Milke.

No he's not. In fact Churchill was a stalwart opponent of the ideologies promoted by all three of the 20th century's most infamous mass murderers. "For the historically illiterate who like to throw paint on statues," Ms. Corbella notes the bloody legacy of Churchill's enemies and adds:

What never seems to get mentioned is these statues are works of art. This destruction is not unlike the Taliban destroying the Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001. These woke folk are Talibanesque.

As for Churchill, Ms. Corbella asks: "If we allow his legacy to be torn down, whose, pray tell, can stand?"

Fortunately Ms. Corbella is not standing alone. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney tweets :

People should continue to debate Churchill's complex legacy & record, but vandalizing public property like this is shameful.
No member of the greatest generation can meet the standards of contemporary wokeness. But we should still honour those who secured our peace and freedom.

Canadian Parliament member Pierre Poilievre adds :

Don't schools teach history anymore?
Now the woke warriors attack the statue of Winston Churchill--the greatest anti-fascist of all time. He beat Hitler and Mussolini for crying out loud.
Do these vandals wish he had lost?

Coincidentally it was on this day 81 years ago when Churchill addressed the British House of Commons after the German army had overrun France. Said Churchill:

I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, "This was their finest hour."

If wokesterism could last for a thousand years, would it ever result in a great civilization?

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[Jun 07, 2021] You're Emotionally And Mentally Abusing Children-- Mom Goes Nuclear On School Board Over CRT, BLM 'Indoctrination' - ZeroHed

Jun 07, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

"Stop indoctrinating our children. Stop teaching our children to hate the police. Stop teaching our children that if they don't agree with the LGBT community that they're homophobic. You have no idea each child's life," she said, adding "You don't know what their family lifestyle consists of, you don't know the makeup of their life."

https://youtu.be/zxu3wdiXRF0

Ibrahim shut down school board members' objections several times - in between calling out two teachers for posting their political beliefs online. When board members told her she wasn't allowed to reference people by name, Ibrahim claimed those teachers called "for the death of a former president," and that students who don't support Black Lives Matter should be "canceled out."

"Why are we not allowed to say names? Why am I not allowed when they purposefully expose themselves on social media, talking about calling for the death of a former president, or saying that any child who doesn't believe in Black Lives Matter should be canceled out. Is this what my tax dollars are paying for?" she asked.

"You're emotionally abusing our children and mentally abusing them," Ibrahim continued


RDinSC 1 hour ago

Never vote for anyone at any level of political office who does not openly and sincerely oppose CRT and any and all woke indoctrination.

RedDog1 1 hour ago

I'm a super anti-racist. I'm especially against woke neo-racism.

BLOTTO 52 minutes ago (Edited)

Wait until she finds out that Drag Queen Roxy is reading 'The Hips on the DQ go swish swish swish' to the kids at the local library.

Pooper Popper 1 hour ago

She Rocks!!!!!

Bang!!

high5mail 36 minutes ago

When I listen to this woman and look around me at all the fools who buy into the "system" as it is, too scared to do what she is doing, it saddens me at the apathy and cowardice of the general public which will sell their souls for protection on a non deadly virus and take an unproved vaccine to virtue signal.

She is a modern day Joan of Arc. I would stand beside her in an instant. How many others would do that or demand the same things she is demanding? Most are too busy trying to figure out what gender they think they should be or trying on racist social agendas in the "woke" category.

She is a model for the rest of us....

[May 31, 2021] Still More Disturbing Evidence that Black Lives Don't Matter to BLM

Notable quotes:
"... The Black Liberation Movement has made millionaires out of their grifter leaders and enabled the left to remain in power in every city in which rioting occurred. Their local opposition has been cleansed or cowed into submission. The movement continues its success as seen by its adoption by corporations seeking to reduce the power and influence of middle class Americans and by politicians seeking to entrence their power electorally. ..."
May 31, 2021 | turcopolier.com


Posted on May 25, 2021 by Larry Johnson

The continuing hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter was displayed vividly over the past weekend– BLM declared solidarity with Hamas but said nothing about a slew of murders and shootings targeting black communities .

There were at least 11 mass shootings in the country over the weekend that combined left at least 17 people dead and 35 more wounded, according to CNN reporting and an analysis of data from Gun Violence Archive (GVA), local media and police reports.

I found it curious that none of the reporting made any mention about the race of the victims or the perpetrators. Left me wondering so I did some digging. It appears that the majority of these mass shootings involved black Americans as perpetrators or victims.

Chicago, Illinois :

At least 55 people were shot across Chicago over the weekend, 12 of them fatally, including a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head on the front porch of a home in Lawndale, and three double homicides.

These shootings took place in predominantly black neighborhoods.

  1. A.Pols says: May 26, 2021 at 11:37 am

    Of course. Much political and social capital has been squandered in recent years, all in an attempt to adumbrate the singular reality that the deeply engrained social pathologies in the "black community" have more to do with their failure to thrive than white systemic racism does. We, meaning white America, cannot help them with this no matter how much self abnegation we indulge in. Black America needs to adopt standards of belief and behavior that are socially, culturally, and economically functional and they need to teach their children those values. I have seen this happen with a certain fragment of that demographic, but it needs to happen more widely. This may be offensive to some readers, but there is truth in it. Reply

  2. Deap says: May 26, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Do blacks themselves need to be uniquely empowered (and protected) to speak up against black on black violence? What has prevented the peace-seeking black community members from taking charge of their own neighborhoods.

    What Reign of Terror are they living under that those of us outside these communities do not understand.

    Latino gangs terrorize latino communities as well. The violent tyranny of the few against the decent lives of the many is very, very wrong and should not exist in our country. But it is a daily reality in our rapidly devolving inner city neighborhoods. Reply

    • TV says: May 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm

      These minority neighborhoods can't have it both ways:
      They can't object to successful methods like stop and frisk and then complain
      about crime. "Snitches get stiches" is another "cute" saying encouraging crime.
      After a time trying to help people who won't help themselves and are often openly hostile, the cops grow cynical and less proactive; can you blame them?
      Because it's "racist" to criticize any form of minority behavior, there can not be an honest discussion about solutions to this problem and the beat goes on.
      People (including the self-hating, phony "guilty" white liberals, BTW) who can live in segregated neighborhoods continue to live in segregated neighborhoods.
      I used to live in CT – very liberal blue state – totally segregated; BLM signs on the "right" lawns. Reply

      • Steve+G says: May 26, 2021 at 4:07 pm

        TV
        Yes here in Mpls the same blue haired tattooed
        Nose ring wokes make up a large majority of
        The BLM protests. The obligatory signs festoon
        Whole neighborhoods. Do they march or picket
        The areas where the majority of the shootings occur
        And whose victims are all black? Ha! Too dangerous.
        The near North side aka Nomi has had continuous
        Gunfire for near 1200 days. Now they have running
        Gun battles with "Ak" type fully automatic weapons.
        It's become a tragedy writ large. Not a virtue
        Signal to be seen. Reply

  3. akaPatience says: May 26, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Yes, it's hard to believe that so many are taken in by the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter when there's evidence on a near-daily basis of black-on-black violence and murder. It's truly a crime that so-called leaders don't decry it and demand a call to action for it to stop, a crime that there's so little public discourse about underclass blacks basically exterminating each other with impunity. It's a taboo subject, and can't be broached without accusations of racism. We only hear righteous outrage when a member of the black underclass is killed by a cop. Reply

  4. Deap says: May 26, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Why does the charge of "racism" cause so many to immediately recoil and retreat? It is just a word, yet it has risen to weaponized effectiveness.

    What does this word trigger in so many people who will immediately back down and retreat. Pretty powerful tool -until more don't blink and don't stand down at its mere mention.

    Always felt there was an implied threat of "black violence' that accompanied every one of Obama's political moves. We need to cleanse that threat out of our own psyches or else this nation will be held hostage by a mere word. Reply

    • Deap says: May 26, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      Isn't this an interesting bit of Democrat deja vu, including charges of rigged voting machines in 2008 the GOP would use to prevent Obama from winning and thereby triggering a Second Civil War -- "the streets will run with blood .if Obama loses .."

      Thanks to two great political pundits – Erica Jong and Jane Fonda. They did capture the zeitgeist of the times however, and continue to do so. The threat of black violence, if you don't do what we went.

      https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2008/11/01/erica-jong-obama-defeat-will-bring-civil-war-n158365

      Fast forward to 2020 – and the world yet again feared "the streets would run with blood", but this if Trump won re-election and Democrat Biden did not win.

      But this time it bloody well appears it was the Democrats who rigged the voting processes. Yet again it appears it is the Democrats accusing the GOP of what they were already doing themselves. Reply

  5. Fred says: May 26, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    The Black Liberation Movement has made millionaires out of their grifter leaders and enabled the left to remain in power in every city in which rioting occurred. Their local opposition has been cleansed or cowed into submission. The movement continues its success as seen by its adoption by corporations seeking to reduce the power and influence of middle class Americans and by politicians seeking to entrence their power electorally.

    Some people who were black were shot by others who were black? Quit saying that, you, you, what's the word: racist!; as none of that has been proved in court. Did any of these 'leaders' care about all those shootings in the Sanctuary City of Chicago when President Hope and Change was in charge? (2016)
    Total shootings 4379 Shot and wounded 3664 Shot and killed: 715
    Assailant race by percentage

    Black 12.6% White 1% Other 6.1% "Unknown" 80.3%

    https://turcopolier.com/obama-a-legacy-of-hope-and-change-part-1-sanctuary-cityby-fred/
    On a bright note Chicago is now run by a Black Lesbian married to a white Woman, who has her own job in the city. Take that Monty Hall, I mean Tamany Hall.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/13/18678185/amy-eshleman-mayor-lightfoot-wife-youth-programs-maggie-daley Reply

  6. Le Comte says: May 26, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    https://www.takimag.com/article/the-future-of-floydism/ Reply

  7. Some Dude says: May 26, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Whoa: you're saying the left behaves hypocritically and is willing to take losses in order to get what they want?

    Such insight!

    Ethnic hypocrisy is the ancient problem here, but this focus on contemporary black antics obscures the issue and is simply another avoidance strategy.

    The recent missile duel in the eastern Mediterranean has shown that white conservatives are more willing to stand up for the safety of non- or dual-citizens overseas than they are for safety of their own white constituents, whom they refuse even to name.

    Why do you think that is? Reply

  8. blue peacock says: May 26, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    BLM is a private organization. Why is the State Dept flying their flag at US embassies/consulates?

    Is BLM using their new found prominence to self-aggrandize?

    https://www.blackenterprise.com/blm-co-founder-patrisse-khan-cullors-under-fire-for-purchasing-million-dollar-homes/

    How much have black leaders feathered their own nest while using "racism" as a cudgel to further their political ambitions?

    https://www.businessinsider.com/obamas-buy-home-on-marthas-vineyard-report-photos-2019-12?op=1

    There is nothing wrong with Obama with his financial success to buy in predominantly white Martha's Vineyard. The question that blacks should ask however is are those leaders who use racism and race to gain political power doing much to alleviate the social and economic issues they face?

    There are many successful blacks in all walks of life. Why aren't they celebrated and used as role models instead of someone like George Floyd? Reply

    • Deap says: May 26, 2021 at 3:55 pm

      When you first went on the "BLM website" you immediately were linked to ActBlue – a fund-raising arm of the Democrat party. There was no independent or "private" donation link for BLM. Calling BLM "private" in this case would be a stretch for me after that initial experience with BLM.

      So the bigger question is, why is the State Dept etc pushing an arm of the Democrat Party fund-raising machine within government operations? Did BLM formally dissociate completely with ActBlue? Reply

      • TV says: May 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm

        Because the State Dept., like the rest of the Democrat party, has accelerated faster and faster to the left.
        They've been selling out America for decades and now, like the rest of the Democrat party, the last mask has dropped. Reply

  9. Alex says: May 27, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Having grown up in Chicago and still living nearby I would say "predominantly black" neighborhoods is a media fiction, part of the narrative to displace the blame onto others than black. I assure you these are black neighborhoods, once white now ruined for generations. I have sympathy for blacks, so much so that I suggest we organize to supply as much ammo as possible to help them rid the hood of evil doers. Mostly 9mm, drop off crates in front of playgrounds and street corners so they can be easily found. Reply

  10. optimax says: May 27, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Larry's point that BLM doesn't care about Black lives is graphically shown and described by this Officer Tatum podcast (it's short) of local newscasts, not shown by national news, of Black children murdered by Blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxZA1Xau5Ao Reply

    • Bill H. says: May 27, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      Not news, really. I've heard and read it many times. But this man is powerful, and he expresses himself in a very moving way. Thanks for the link.

[May 28, 2021] DeSantis On Critical Race Theory- -Offensive- To Expect Taxpayers To Pay To Teach Kids To -Hate Their Country

May 23, 2021 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Tom Ozimek via The Epoch Times,

Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday that he opposes teaching critical race theory in the state's public schools, calling the ideas pushed by its advocates as "based on false history" and "teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other."


DeSantis made the remarks at a Friday press conference in Pensacola, where he announced the signing of a bill temporarily establishing several statewide tax-free periods on items like storm supplies and back-to-school products.

"It's offensive to the taxpayer that they would be asked to fund critical race theory, that they would be asked to fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other," DeSantis said.

Floridа Gov. Ron DeSantis is seen during a meeting at the governor's office in Tallahassee, Fla., on April 1, 2021. (The Epoch Times)

In a recent interview on NTD's "Focus Talk," Yiatin Chu, an Asian mother of two and co-chair of the New York chapter of the Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR), described critical race theory as pushing the idea that disparate outcomes, such as academic competency scores, can be reduced to a single variable""race.

Advocates of the theory, which she said is increasingly being taught at pre-college levels, push the socialist notion of equality of outcome, and blame differences in outcomes on entrenched privilege while dividing people into "oppressors" and their victims, the "oppressed."

Republicans across the nation are trying to prevent the teaching of critical race theory in classrooms.

Recently, South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem took aim at both the "1619 Project" and critical race theory and, like DeSantis, voiced opposition to their incorporation in school curriculums.

"The 1619 Project relies upon the concept of Critical Race Theory to further divide students based on the color of their skin," Noem wrote in a series of tweets Friday.

"This is inappropriate and un-American. It has no place in South Dakota, and it certainly has no place in South Dakota classrooms."

In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem addresses the virtual convention on Aug. 26, 2020. (Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

The "1619 Project," inaugurated with a special issue of The New York Times Magazine, attempts to cast the Atlantic slave trade as the dominant factor in the founding of America instead of ideals such as individual liberty and natural rights. The initiative has been widely panned by historians and political scientists, with some critics calling it a bid to rewrite U.S. history through a left-wing lens.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project, responded to the GOP criticism of the project during an interview with MSNBC on May 3, saying the 1619 curriculum being allowed in schools is a matter of free speech.

"This isn't a project about trying to teach children that our country is evil, but it is a project trying to teach children the truth about what our country was based upon, and it's only in really confronting that truth""slavery was foundational to the United States, we, after the slavery, experienced 100 years of legalized discrimination against black Americans," said Hannah-Jones.

"Mitch McConnell and others like him want for our children to get a propagandistic, nationalistic understanding of history that is not about facts, but it is about how they would want to pretend that our country is."

Proponents of critical race theory have argued that it's needed to demonstrate what they say is "pervasive systemic racism" and facilitate rooting it out.

Critics draw parallels between critical race theory and Marxism, arguing that the concept advocates for the destruction of institutions, such as the Western justice system, free-market economy, and orthodox religions, while demanding that they be replaced with institutions compliant with the critical race theory ideology.

[May 28, 2021] Signs of Change by Gregory Hood

Notable quotes:
"... If you find it useful that some counties are leaving Oregon and joining Idaho, or the conflict between the left and the right, democrats vs republicans, or whites vs blacks, or whites vs muslims, or vs lations is meaningful, you are simply doing the bidding of the masters, who thrive on pitting communites against each other, and are responsible for destroying the whole country. The easiest and the most fruitful way to bring about a real, benficial change to America would require bringing the American people, regardless of their color or creed together, to easily get rid of their overbearing masters. Regardless of what you claim to be, the fact that you embrace and advance the destructive strategy of pitting the American people agianst one another, and also spew so much hatred of Muslims, exposes your real agenda! ..."
"... The United States doesn't have "rulers" in as much as it has "owners". Consider ..."
May 24, 2021 | www.unz.com

One of the most promising movements, " Greater Idaho ," just won a huge victory. Five counties voted to leave Oregon and join Idaho. More counties in eastern Oregon may join . Idaho Governor Brad Little admits creating a new state may be difficult but says , "They're looking at Idaho fondly because of our regulatory atmosphere, our values. That doesn't surprise me one bit."

March 7, 2020, Roseburg, Oregon: Mike McCarter, the founder of the Move Oregon's Border and the Greater Idaho Movement, speaks during a rally with about 600 people in a building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg. The conservative movement is attempting to expand the borders of Idaho to include the rural eastern and southern areas of Oregon. The map shows the prospective new border. (Credit Image: © Robin Loznak / ZUMA Wire)

This should be just the beginning. Frederick County in western Virginia could join West Virginia. West Virginia State Senator Charles Trump supports the idea. It could also be a compromise to the DC statehood question. Northern Virginia is a cancerous outgrowth of federal employees. Booting it out of real Virginia and tying it to a DC state would mean greater self-government for both regions.

... ... ...

Existing institutions can be the basis for reform and revolution. From the Parliament that challenged the king in the English Civil War, the Continental Congress that made the American Revolution, and the state legislatures that voted for secession, we see a clear pattern in the way we Anglos operate. We are legalistic, even when it comes to revolution. We don't have the French tradition of mass protests to topple governments. Our revolutions are according to Robert's Rules of Order. Even the January 6 protesters who marched into the Capitol did so because they thought they were saving democracy.


BlackFlag , says: May 20, 2021 at 11:06 pm GMT "¢ 3.2 days ago

It's a clever idea but when have these referendums gone anywhere?

"the Oregon and Idaho legislatures and the U.S. Congress would need to sign off."

Good luck.

anonymouseperson , says: May 21, 2021 at 4:39 am GMT "¢ 2.9 days ago

My advice to any white American is to NOT join the military. Do not serve the empire.

Priss Factor , says: "¢ Website May 21, 2021 at 4:44 am GMT "¢ 2.9 days ago

I can understand the frustrations and rage of certain folks.

If you're a worker on an oil rig, a truck driver, a policeman, or some such jobs, there's bound to be moments when you're angry as hell. So, even though such people say crazy things once a while, I can understand where they're coming from. They need to blow off steam.

But the professor class? These lowlife parasites sit on their asses and talk shi*. They produce nothing and make a living by spreading nonsense. And yet, they act like they are soooooooooo angry with the way of the world. If they really care about the world, why hide in their academic enclaves?
Academia needs a cultural revolution, a real kind, not the bogus "˜woke' kind made up of teachers' pets.

Boomthorkell , says: May 21, 2021 at 6:58 am GMT "¢ 2.8 days ago

Death to the Empire and Freedom for the World.

Hopefully we can reform into a nice looking North American Federation once this mess hits a bloody climax of some sort or another. Greater Idaho sounds wildly fun. I still wish we formed the States Cascadia and Arcadia, personally.

black dog , says: May 21, 2021 at 8:57 am GMT "¢ 2.8 days ago

The empire WILL become weaker if it promotes incompetents to positions of high responsibility and authority and enlists women into the armed forces. An empire cannot sustain itself with sub standard soldiers, administrators, leaders and law makers. This woke crap will destroy itself. Historians in the future will look back and say "what the hell were they thinking?".

Realist , says: May 21, 2021 at 12:42 pm GMT "¢ 2.6 days ago
@BlackFlag

"the Oregon and Idaho legislatures and the U.S. Congress would need to sign off."

Exactly"¦not going to happen.

anonymous [400] "¢ Disclaimer , says: May 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm GMT "¢ 2.6 days ago

If the IQ of officer candidates drops below 110 (it's 120 on average currently for the Marine Corps and has been declining for 40 years) then the positions will be left vacant. Dumb people can't do the job.

Alden , says: May 23, 2021 at 5:09 am GMT "¢ 22.1 hours ago
@E_Perez

Since Cromwell and even more so the overthrow of James 2 by the invader Dutch William 3 the Amsterdam Jew banker puppet Britain has been nothing more than a Jewish banking headquarters.

A.K.Patal , says: May 23, 2021 at 8:57 am GMT "¢ 18.3 hours ago

If you find it useful that some counties are leaving Oregon and joining Idaho, or the conflict between the left and the right, democrats vs republicans, or whites vs blacks, or whites vs muslims, or vs lations is meaningful, you are simply doing the bidding of the masters, who thrive on pitting communites against each other, and are responsible for destroying the whole country. The easiest and the most fruitful way to bring about a real, benficial change to America would require bringing the American people, regardless of their color or creed together, to easily get rid of their overbearing masters. Regardless of what you claim to be, the fact that you embrace and advance the destructive strategy of pitting the American people agianst one another, and also spew so much hatred of Muslims, exposes your real agenda!

Hans Vogel , says: May 23, 2021 at 9:51 am GMT "¢ 17.4 hours ago

Dear Mr. Hood, anything undertaken to change a nation's political organization will always lead to violence. If there is one thing history shows, it is precisely that. If you are trying to change Idaho's state borders, that qualifies as a drastic change in the US political organization, if only because if successful, it would set an example that would find many, many followers, as you are implying yourself.

What the US promotes and condones abroad (secession of Panama from Colombia in 1903, occupation of Cyprus by Turkey in 1980, occupation of the Western Sahara by Morocco in 1976, secession of Kosovo, creation of Southern Sudan, etc., etc.) it does not want to see at home. Of course you are also aware that in the 1860s, Secession has been met with brutal violence.

In this respect, it comes as a relief lo learn that the Deep State is busy trying to turn the US Army and the CIA into open psychiatry wards.

Very interesting that video ad on the girl "raised by two moms." Poor thing: knowing only two dykes (her father must certainly be Hans Brinker), all her life she has been yearning to meet real men. Apparently, she did not find them in college, where the boys are being terrorized by feminists and forced to become faggots. Thus only the army remains as a place where one might still find a few real men, the kind that one sees so finely portrayed in the Russian army ad.

(Come to think of it, that US army ad may also be an attempt at subversion of prevailing policy!)

Biff , says: May 23, 2021 at 9:53 am GMT "¢ 17.3 hours ago

America is in danger, not because of some external threat, but because our rulers are the Republic's greatest enemies.

The United States doesn't have "rulers" in as much as it has "owners". Consider it private property to put things in proper perspective "" then! Stake your claim. Forget the law(they own that too) and the idea of a republic "" owners don't like to share. The banking, tax code, and debt have got you by the balls, and they'll always keep you thumbed under.

Bert , says: May 23, 2021 at 11:02 am GMT "¢ 16.2 hours ago
@follyofwar

As for Greater Idaho or Greater West Virginia, what difference would it make?

You miss the point. These are bubbles rising to the surface. They constitute the first sign of water about to boil.

MG3 , says: May 23, 2021 at 1:26 pm GMT "¢ 13.8 hours ago

No one is in control: The USG is (quite literally) being controlled by whoever wrote the last/biggest check.

[May 28, 2021] Demexit continues: despite all woke hypocrisy Dem Party remains the party of Wall Street and tech oligarchs, not the party of working families

Notable quotes:
"... My life story is very similar to yours -- blue collar upbringing, worked graveyard shift in factories during college, made it all the way to Wall Street --- and I completely agree with you. The Democratic Party might have been the party of the working-class families many years ago, but it's absolutely not that now. ..."
"... The most interesting aspect of party realignment in almost every country is the movement of the Anglo-Saxon elites to the parties of leftist authoritarianism, whether in the UK, US, or Canada. Since elites have always had “fluid” political values, one can only assume that they see tyranny as our destiny. ..."
May 11, 2021 | www.wsj.com

GARY BEAUCHAMP SUBSCRIBER 6 hours ago (Edited)

I am a retired attorney but was reared in a blue collar home. I have not lost the values I learned where my father returned home from work six days a week as a railroad brakeman. Thanks to my pre-law curriculum I am well read in history and literature. My undergrad major was history and my minor literature.

Having acquired a love for reading in college I have read both all my life but it has not changed me from the son my father reared. I worked construction and general labor jobs to help pay for college and law school and am very aware of how hard those jobs are and I have a healthy respect for the men and women who provide us with the essential goods and services we all need.

I therefore have no use for attitude of most on the left and some on the right who have no respect for average working people and small business.

It seems many in Britain have the same outlook. My Dad was very proud I became a lawyer but I am just as proud of the job he performed to give me that chance.

SUBSCRIBER 5 hours ago

I therefore have no use for attitude of most on the left and some on the right who have no respect for average working people and small business. It seems many in Britain have the same outlook.

My life story is very similar to yours -- blue collar upbringing, worked graveyard shift in factories during college, made it all the way to Wall Street --- and I completely agree with you. The Democratic Party might have been the party of the working-class families many years ago, but it's absolutely not that now.

SUBSCRIBER 4 hours ago

Most democrat leaders are career politicians like Obama, Biden, Pelosi and Schumer. They never had a real job and paid any taxes. They love raising taxes for big government and dole out. Can’t wait for midterm election and take back the congress. R

SUBSCRIBER 14 hours ago

The most interesting aspect of party realignment in almost every country is the movement of the Anglo-Saxon elites to the parties of leftist authoritarianism, whether in the UK, US, or Canada. Since elites have always had “fluid” political values, one can only assume that they see tyranny as our destiny.

I hope that they are wrong.

[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 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 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.

[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 🥺

[Oct 25, 2020] BLM and the Artificial Creamer Party

Oct 25, 2020 | www.amazon.com

Adapted from From Conflict to Crisis- The Danger of U.S. Actions- Jeanne M. Haskin

If we start with perception management, we can propose something patently absurd: the Artificial Creamer Party.

Recognize any familiar tactics in the following campaign strategy?

1) We shall insist on the separation of milk and state, and bar any organization affiliated with milk from being eligible for public subsidies.

2) The rights of dairy farmers to marry, adopt children, and openly serve in the military shall be considered morally objectionable and debated at every opportunity.

3) In the event of an election, the multiple evils of milk shall be used to distract the public from questioning the candidates on anything.

4) Think tanks, foundations, and the political correctness police shall enforce the world's perception of Artificial Creamer as a "bridge to the future," "the salvation of the global village," "the right of the human family," "the key to sustainable development," and "the path to lasting peace."

5) Artificial Creamer will win a Nobel Prize, in light of everything it might do to fill the world with sparkle ponies.

See? Something for everyone. But that's just perception management. Here's the net effect.

The only ones to benefit will be the 0. 13% who are lactose intolerant and the 7% who make megabucks. It won't create U. S. jobs because it will be made in Botswana at the emancipating wage of twenty- three cents a day so 40% of Americans can afford to buy it at Walmart. For the 50% who are destitute, the FDA will declare Artificial Creamer a food group so it can be purchased with WIC and Food Stamps, lest there be a riot against unfairness or Artificial Creamer should fail to cash in on its share of national social programs.

Aren't we ingenious? We might demand that great- grandpa bag groceries on an oxygen tank, thirty years into retirement, to afford his hypertension medicine, and reduce his Social Security if someone gives him a five dollar tip that puts him over the income limit.

But, by God, he can have Creamer -- in any flavor he wants it. This is a land of choice and opportunity, damn it.

Which is all fine and good, but when Artificial Creamer doesn't prove to be everything it said it was, we'll go back to milk (again). And milk will get carried away in an orgy of self- indulgence until we return to Artificial Creamer (once more). Either way, we'll have the satisfaction and euphoria of empowerment.

Or something, anyway.

If you're confused about U. S. principles and who's supposed to benefit, you may not be to blame. We've responded to boom and bust cycles inherent to our development choices and other countries' criticisms with different programs and palliatives over decades of continuity.

But it doesn't take a genius to see that the tyranny of science is fighting to replace the tyranny of royalty- teamed- with- religion we rejected in the eighteenth century. Science is the power that buttresses democracy and capitalism, also in the name of "progress." Not that we won't play the God card when corruption is so glaring that it requires another support system which is conveniently available in the form of religious sanction.

It's a function of self- esteem to seek affirmation of our beliefs and share safety in numbers, but the existence of like- minded people who hold the same fears, hopes, values and disappointments is what makes them predictable targets and therefore most vulnerable to strategic manipulation. It's like handing over the remote control to your decision- making power or wearing a badge on your sleeve

[Oct 21, 2020] Teaching hite Privilege As Fact Is Breaking Law -- UK Equalities Minister Blasts BLM, Critical Race Theory by Simon Veazey

Judging from comment ZH audience does not like Critical Race theory one bit :-). Does this mean Trump 2020-2024?
It is also clear that the tide of white public opinion that's to BLM and Critical Race Theory turned against the blacks and turned drastically. In a way founders of BLM did a very bad service to community. It proved to be extremely divisive for the country.
Oct 21, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Black bolshvism, maserading a BLM and Critial Race thory.

Authored by Simon Veazey via The Epoch Times,

Schools that teach " white privilege " as fact are breaking the law , the equalities minister has told MPs.

MP Kemi Badenoch said the underpinning ideology of critical race theory "sees my blackness as victimhood and their whiteness as oppression."

"This government stands unequivocally against critical race theory," she told MPs during a debate on Oct. 20 in which Labour MP Dawn Butler had called for the curriculum to be "decolonised."

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

Badenoch, MP for Saffron Waldon and also minister for equalities, said the rise of critical race theory was a "dangerous trend in race relations."

"We do not want to see teachers teaching their white pupils about white privilege and inherited racial guilt," she said.

"Any school which teaches these elements of critical race theory or which promotes partisan political views such as defunding the police, without offering a balanced treatment of opposing views, is breaking the law."

The defunding of police has been a demand of many key members and supporters of Black Lives Matter.

"Some schools have decided to openly support the anti-capitalist Black Lives Matter group, often fully aware that they have a statutory duty to be politically impartial," said Badenoch. "Black lives do matter -- of course they do. But we know that the Black Lives Matter movement, capital B, L, M, is political."

Some Black Lives Matter leaders and groups, including the UKBLM group, are explicitly anti-capitalist.

https://lockerdome.com/lad/13084989113709670?pubid=ld-dfp-ad-13084989113709670-0&pubo=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zerohedge.com&rid=www.zerohedge.com&width=890

"What we are against is the teaching of contested political ideas as if they are accepted facts," said Badendoch.

"We don't do this with communism. We don't do this with socialism. We don't do it with capitalism."

'Not America'

Badendoch also warned against importing the rhetoric on race from America.

" Our history of race is not America's history of race. Most black British people who have come to our shores were not brought here in chains, but came voluntarily due to their connections to the UK and in search of a better life. I should know. I am one of them.

"We have our own joys and stories to tell. From the Windrush generation to the Somali diaspora, it is a story that is uniquely ours."

During the debate on education and race, MP Dawn Butler had earlier called for the curriculum to be "decolonised," saying that "history is taught to make one group of people feel inferior and another group of people feel superior."

Former Windrush passengers and members of the RAF Donald Clarke, George Mason, Sam King MBE, and Allan Wilmot in the Imperial War Museum in London on June 12, 2008. (Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

But Badenoch said the curriculum did not need decolonising for "the simple reason that it is not colonised," adding, "We should not apologise for the fact that British children primarily study the history of these islands."

In the United States, the Trump administration recently banned agencies or contractors from "conducting training that promotes race stereotyping, for example, by portraying certain races as oppressors by virtue of their birth."

"This ideology is rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their race or sex, are oppressors; and that racial and sexual identities are more important than our common status as human beings and Americans," Trump wrote, later calling the ideology "divisive."

The UK government last month issued guidance which says schools should not use resources "produced by organisations that take extreme political stances on matters."

Examples of unacceptable stances include "a publicly stated desire to abolish or overthrow democracy, capitalism, or to end free and fair elections," as well as opposition to free speech or the use of racist or anti-Semitic language. Materials "promoting divisive or victim narratives that are harmful to British society," were also included as an example.


Lt. Frank Drebin , 1 hour ago

A rare example in these surreal times. I salute you ma'am.

Nothing , 36 minutes ago

Not that rare. Ive heard numbers of blacks and latinos speak out like this. But these voices are systematically suppressed by Google, by Facebook, and also by the blocking of peaceable assemblages and by simple conversation with strangers without being muzzled with the excuse given of coronaphobia.....

Dickweed Wang , 1 hour ago

If all races are so equal why is it that when Europeans first went to the African continent the people there were not using the wheel?

Yippie21 , 1 hour ago

Now do American Indians; same

CriswellSpeaks , 1 hour ago

If whites are superior to blacks then why didn't the white race completely supplant the black race in Africa? Short answer, same reason the black race never built any great cities in Africa, tropical diseases. Geography is destiny and being located at the equator, tropical diseases have prevented black Africans from creating any great civilizations until the present era. When the whites of S. Africa attempted to migrate north much past Rhodesia they were stopped dead in their tracks(literally) by tropical diseases. Imagine what a society would look like if it got hammered by the Black Death every century and you have black Africa.

DeathMerchant , 1 hour ago

********! There was no enviromental incentive to progress in equatorial regions. No need for warmth, food or advanced tools to progress beyond ability to provide basic necessities which were available to them year round. Compare that to the northern climes which had minimal seasonal opportunities to provide those things and the development of capability to cope with such.

CriswellSpeaks , 1 hour ago

Critical Race Theory is a form of back handed racism directed at minorities. According to CRT, as a white person I possess this magical power to oppress all black people that I was born with. No matter what black people do, they are powerless is the face of my absence of skin pigmentation. Seriously, if you do a little digging into the founders of CRT you will probably find the law firms/lawyers/political lobbyists who were responsible in the 1960's for opposing the abolition of Jim Crow laws. After they lost to color blindness and integration, they infiltrated the Communists, claimed racial harmony was preventing a Marxist revolution and had to be reversed for it to happen. CRT would drag race relations back to the post civil war era.

PCShibai , 32 minutes ago

Ask yourself this, " if ' white privilege ' is the real reason why blacks cannot get ahead in the US, then why aren't blacks successful in all the other black-lead nations on the planet?" I mean...... there's ZERO history of ' white privilege ' keeping down Uganda, or the Congo, or ANY other black-lead nation...... and yet they are all failing their people miserably and have ALWAYS failed their people miserably!

WHAT DO ALL THOSE BLACK NATIONS BLAME " THEIR " CONTINUOUS FAILURE ON? The Samoans???

" White privilege " is the CRUTCH that is used by the black race for their own failures. Failure to maintain a family that raises children properly, failure to insist that their children are properly educated, failure to integrate into the successes of the surrounding culture, failure to accept the fundamentals that make people economically successful.

Until they eliminate the CRUTCH and accept their responsibility for their own success & their own failures, they will continue to be the one failed culture throughout the entire world!

cvp , 9 minutes ago

I do not disagree with the point your making; I would like to add, the people who migrate from the African continent to the United States are some of the happiest people I've met and worked with in my life. They are not interested in what BLM is selling! Jus say'n...

5onIt , 40 minutes ago

None of the black people in this country were brought here in chains either. They are free to leave whenever they damn well please.

greatdisconformity , 30 minutes ago

The institution of slavery gave black lives a value they did not otherwise have in Africa.

Africans simply sold the losers of tribal wars, or their own slaves, to the coastal markets.

It was either the auction block, or the killing fields.

I do not feel any guilt at all.

Without slavery, these people would not exist in any form; here or with descendants in Africa.

They owe their existence in its most fundamental form to slavery.

They should be glad.

Whitey is being played. Big time.

Spetzco , 19 minutes ago

Especially as most of the major slave traders in Africa were BLACK themselves.

greatdisconformity , 35 minutes ago

The language of Critical Race Theory is the language of Genocide.

Historically, when an ethnic group is singled out for a savage take-down like Critical Race Theory, it has been a prelude and pretext for mass killings.

Of course, this time things will be different.

Shifter_X , 14 minutes ago

It's the same playbook the Boshies Nazis and Maoists used. Yes, genocide and wiping out history, that's their specialty.

St. TwinkleToes , 1 hour ago

When you're a race hustler filled with the dripping hatred of Whitey, and all you have going in life are endless victim grievance bs regurgitated to get a head in life, it all makes sense. It's not enough that Blacks have their own BET, endless Black This & Black That Awards, staring roles in most all feature films, Two term POTUS, no, they want it all. They want Whitey to live in imaginary Black World Wakanda as indentured Servants as reparations for slavery 150 years ago. They want to drag us in chains down roads of endless Persecution until we are no more.

Phuc Critical Race Theory, and Phuc Black Lives Matter.

SunsteintheSodomite , 58 minutes ago

Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa showed the world that you can build a complete NATION with infrastructure, economic supply routes, trade deals, agriculture, technology, EVERYTHING...

...then drop off the keys and an instruction manual...

...and within 5-10 years it will be beyond repair.

Throughout their history, blacks have had only one route to civilization:

Follow WHITEY.

Rest Easy , 23 minutes ago

And van jones has the nerve to say white people have a virus. Maybe so van. We are too nice.

Is there a US city and unfortunate surrounding suburbs that has a large percentage of black persons not causing havoc? Ruin. Just generally weird stupid bs. Morning noon and night. Tip toeing through the daisies trying to keep the young black kids fun down to a dull roar. If you are "lucky". Get a little uppity and the klan with a tan comes a knocking. Sometimes just being white around black Nazis is more than sufficient.

Yeah. Good times. It's a party in the USA.

https://youtu.be/M11SvDtPBhA

Stuck on Zero , 33 minutes ago

At least teach students about what happened in Rwanda.


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Misean , 4 minutes ago

Or Rhodesia, the bread basket of Africa.

After changing it's name to Zimbabwe, the black rulers have reduced the nation to abject poverty. From feeding much of sub Saharan Africa, the nation now depends on massive food imports, most of which is given by western nations at great expense.

The population of productive whites and blacks have either left or been killed by roving bands of bandits. The bandits "reclaimed" commercial farms at gun point, took girls as slaves killed all makes, and raped then murdered the women.

Having no clue how commercial farming works, but assured by their leaders that traditional African farming was superior, they sold the farm equipment to smarter thugs, for dimes on the dollar (the buyers exported the equipment to better run countries, for sizable profits, this depleting the country of the farm capital necessary to turn things around).

The farm bandits, with stone age farming techniques, destroyed the soil quickly. Most of the fertile top soil has washed away, what's left is exhausted.

nsurf9 , 1 hour ago

The only "privileged" our country is suffering under - is not already ending the Affirmative Action Act of 1986. It had it place 25 years ago. Now, it is nothing more than a prima facie Government sanctioned systematic discrimination against Caucasians - that's now well past being justified by any stretch of a "compelling state interest" argument.

If you are being wrongfully discriminated, you have the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment and State law to pursue your claim - like the rest of us.

SmokingArgus , 25 minutes ago

If you have a "Minister of Equalities" you've already lost.

Shifter_X , 1 hour ago

"" Our history of race is not America's history of race. Most black British people who have come to our shores were not brought here in chains, but came voluntarily due to their connections to the UK and in search of a better life. I should know. I am one of them"

What a steaming pile of ********.

The settlers who came to America in 1560 (not 1619 as the fictitious farcical revised "history" claims) and thereafter brought their slaves WITH THEM FROM THE UK

The UK was happy to pass the slave trade on to the colonies.

But make no mistake, the UK was up to its *** in slavery well before the colonies were even formed.

DieSocialJusticeWankers , 1 hour ago

A Biden win and there will be affirmative action and CRTheory on steroids. The USA will die for young white people. Vote Trump white people, or you're fkkkkked!

tyberious , 1 hour ago

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/10/21/10-examples-of-joe-bidens-history-of-racially-charged-conduct-and-comments/

1. As recently as June of 2019, Biden praised the "civility" of the segregationist senators he worked with in Congress to pass anti-busing legislation.

2. Biden praised the notorious segregationist politician George Wallace, boasted about how Wallace once honored him with an award in 1973, and told a Southern audience in 1987 that "we [Delawareans] were on the South's side in the Civil War."

3. Biden opposed busing in the 1970s and expressed fears that it would lead to a "racial jungle."

4. Biden voted to protect the tax-exempt status of private segregated schools.

5. Biden told black radio host Charlamagne tha God, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."

6. Biden told the Asian and Latino Coalition of Des Moines that "poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids."

7. While delivering remarks before a black audience in Delaware, Biden launched into a meandering story about a gang leader named Corn Pop and claimed that he "learned about roaches" while working at a community pool in a black neighborhood.

8. In 2008, Biden referred to then presidential candidate Barack Obama as "the first sort of mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean."

9. In 2006, Biden told C-SPAN, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."

10. Biden falsely claimed to have "marched" in the civil rights movement.

Still waiting on Trump's racist comments, been like 6 years.

chubbar , 1 hour ago

https://thedailycoin.org/2020/07/06/there-are-more-white-americans-who-are-descendants-of-slaves-than-there-are-black-american-descendants-of-slaves/

ThomasJefferson69 , 41 minutes ago

Brits had slave's just as almost every other country in the world has, in the past even white slaves (Irish). Brits have no higher ground to stand on than anyone else looking at their indiscretions in India and China and elsewhere. Such as the opium wars in China.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/worst-atrocities-british-empire-amritsar-boer-war-concentration-camp-mau-mau-a6821756.html

milo_hoffman , 46 minutes ago

Silly British. They should realize it has NOTHING to do with race. It's all about COMMUNISM, they are just as in danger from the cancer of communism as anyone else.

rmogabe , 27 minutes ago

She said it is a political movement.

artytom , 1 hour ago

Thank Goodness. Very surprised to see this coming out of the UK government - but...

Is the tide turning.
Have the World Bank run out of bribes?
Have we passed the tipping point and they have taken off the pressure because they know there is no going back?
Are they satisfied that the economies are in free fall and won't bounce back?
Are they simply covering their asses (the most likely of all).

DeathMerchant , 1 hour ago

In 1959, AAMD set the IQ threshold for mental retardation at < 85. The civil rights movement of the next decade forced psychologists to rethink this boundary, because half the African American population fell below it. In 1973, responding to this concern, AAMD (by then AAMR) changed the threshold for retardation from IQ < 85 to IQ < 70. The boundary moved south by one standard deviation! The proportion of blacks below the threshold instantly dropped from about 50 percent to 12 percent. Subsequent refinements made it still more difficult to meet the criteria for retardation.
When Binet in 1905 produced the first IQ test, it promised to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of mental retardation. A half century later it came under attack for reasons Binet could not have imagined. Could any of the pioneer psychometricians have foreseen Larry P. v. Riles (1979), a California class-action suit that focused on IQ testing of young black children? The court held that IQ tests were not valid for African Americans. It banned California from using the tests for placing black students in classes for the "educable mentally retarded" or equivalent categories on the grounds that the tests were biased. After a series of appeals, the district court ruled that no special education related purposes exist for which IQ tests could be administered to black pupils. Though only a California ruling, the case began a political assault on standardized testing that has spread beyond the IQ test to college entrance exams, promotional exams and more.
A Case History of Government Intervention
In 1996, The Office for Civil Rights placed 16 school districts nationwide under review for potential discrimination. The districts were charged with violating the civil rights of minorities, especially African Americans, because blacks were found to be overrepresented in special education programs, especially those for the mentally retarded. Five of the 16 districts were in Maryland. Ironically, Maryland is a very liberal state very much in tune with the goals of the Civil Rights Office. Maryland is also almost 30 percent black. The offending districts included Baltimore, Howard, Harford, Montgomery and Prince Georges counties. OCR detectives uncovered "discrimination" by looking at school records. The offending data appear in Table 1. The irritant is in the last column. Black children were classified as retarded at 1.5 to 2.2 times the rate of whites. OCR ordered the counties to find a "remedy."

http://www.lagriffedulion.f2s.com/******.htm

Bill of Rights , 1 hour ago

BLM is a racist organization.

Ideology in Practice , 1 hour ago

Fortunately teaching Critical Race Theory or any other invented marxist propaganda is going to get a lot of people killed.

They'll find they deployed the subversion before gaining a sufficient majority, or sufficient technological control among a highly educated peasantry.

And by the end of all that killing, there will be a brighter future for European descendants, darkness relegated to its corner of the Earth.

By that time, all the people who would otherwise wish they'd never uttered a word of critical race theory will simply be no longer.

Fight back.

You have the moral law on your side and you will win.

GreatUncle , 18 minutes ago

UK Government ... ROFL.

The UK government last month issued guidance which says schools should not use resources "produced by organisations that take extreme political stances on matters."

Because see we the UK government do that ... ain't you noticed? So as we do it then it is all legal like mass immigration to destroy the indigenous population...

MadameDeficit , 1 hour ago

Oh boy, can't wait for the hypocrites to tell her why she's wrong.

Maghreb2 , 1 hour ago

She's right but she should shut her mouth either ways because she's a tory sell out bitch and we know that because we know the Tories and the Freud-Murdoch run P.R firms they get their polices from . Real racial theory would have David Lammy lynched by everyone but the Chinese. Starting teaching the little white boys about Jimmy Savile in Leeds infirmary and we'll have them ready to suicide bomb Buckingham Palace and go after the nearest member of "the people who will n ot be blamed for nothing " minority . Tell them that is what Mi5 are for. To protect White Privileges and the weaker ones will kill themselves when they see what they have planned for them in the future. By the Divine right of the Windsors suicide isn't even legal and just remember that is why he was in the infirmaries. She should remember how similar the white monkeys are to the black monkeys in their natural habitat .

The west is past imported racial talking points. Blood for the money will be new mantra after the war starts but we wouldn't expect the people in parliament to have ever understood that in way because they can't see the real world. Rivers of Blood Libel these days. Play them this song and we'll see which music turns them into hardened killers over night. Tell them Guy Burgesses and Rothschild used to go to the Gargoyle club and the stories about Dolphin Square .

Tell her to go listen to songs of praise in a Church with other happy clappers tell her to listen closely to the words she'll get the message.

curmudgery , 1 hour ago

Victim ideology as broadcast by media, politicians and schools is the true divider and oppressor that reinforces the odious legacy of slavery. The only way people move beyond what was unacceptable in the past is to release and bury it. Those who are vested in maintaining the old ugly status quo are the ones who won't let it go. that's the cabal and all their minions. Enough.

GeezerGeek , 1 hour ago

How many black slaves were needed on Britain's cotton plantations? Duh...

How many black slaves were brought to Britain's colonies in America (not just on the continent) before it became an independent (at least that's the story) nation? Duh...

As an aside, isn't one particular candidate for VP this year the descendant of a slave owner in a former British colony?

Compare slaves brought to British colonies against slaves brought into the USA after independence. Which number is greater and which process lasted longer?

For fun, we can then consider black slaves brought to other places in the Americas, both North and South, plus the nearby islands.

At least she had the courage to attack CRT, which strikes me as another example of the soft bigotry of low expectations. How long do you think it will be before she finds herself looking for a new job?

Richard Raymond , 3 minutes ago

https://counter-currents.com/2020/10/michael-hoffmans-they-were-white-they-were-slaves/#more-122575

Yamaoka Tesshu , 9 minutes ago

What is never mentioned is that poor whites suffered from slavery. Depressed wages. Being forced to man "slave patrols" or risk jail time. That system robbed everyone

Faustus B. , 2 hours ago

The left got so worked up about intelligent design being taught in the classroom, but apparently it was just political. We must never forget that they'll ram racial pseudo-science down kid's throats the minute they get the chance.

[Oct 10, 2020] Woke crowd acts as the agent provocateur of the Deep State

Notable quotes:
"... The hatred of Donald Trump, which certainly to some extent is legitimate if only due to his ignorance and boorishness, has driven a feeding frenzy by the moderate-to liberal media which has made them blind to their own faults. ..."
"... Just as the Israel Firsters in Congress and in the state legislative bodies have had great success in criminalizing any criticism of the Jewish state, the mainstream media's "fake news" in support of the "woke" crowd agenda has already succeeded in forcing out many alternative voices in the public space. ..."
"... This type of "thought control" has been most evident in the media, but it is beginning to dominate in other areas where conversations about policy and rights take place. Universities in particular, which once were bastions of free speech and free thought, are now defining what is acceptable language and behavior even when the alleged perpetrators are neither threatening or abusive. ..."
"... Recently, a student editor at the University of Wisconsin student newspaper was fired because he dared to write a column that objected to the current anti-police consensus. ..."
"... The worst aspect of the increasing thought control taking place in America's public space is that it is not only not over, it is increasing. To be sure, to a certain extent the upcoming election is a driver of the process as left and right increasingly man the barricades to support their respective viewpoints. If that were all, it might be considered politics as usual, but unfortunately the process is going well beyond that point. The righteousness exuded by the social justice warriors has apparently given them the mandate to attempt to control what Americans are allowed to think or say while also at the same time upending the common values that have made the country functional. It is a revolution of sorts, and those who object most strongly could well be the first to go to the guillotine. ..."
Oct 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Once upon a time it was possible to rely on much of the mainstream media to report on developments more or less objectively, relegating opinion pieces to the editorial page. But that was a long time ago. I remember moving to Washington back in 1976 after many years of New York Times and International Herald Tribune readership, when both those papers still possessed editorial integrity. My first experience of the Washington Post had my head spinning, wondering how front-page stories that allegedly reported the "news" could sink to the level of including editorialized comments from start to finish to place the story in context.

Today, Washington Post style reporting has become the norm and the New York Times , if anything, might possibly be the worst exponent of news that is actually largely unsubstantiated or at best "anonymous" opinion. In the past few weeks, stories about the often-violent social unrest that continues in numerous states have virtually disappeared from sight because the mainstream media has its version of reality, that the demonstrations are legitimate protest that seek to correct "systemic racism." Likewise, counter-demonstrators are reflexively described as "white supremacists" so they can be dismissed as unreformable racists. Videos of rampaging mobs looting, burning and destroying while also beating and even killed innocent citizens who are trying to protect themselves and their property are not shown or written about to any real extent because such actions are being carried out by the groups that the mainstream media and its political enablers favor.

The hatred of Donald Trump, which certainly to some extent is legitimate if only due to his ignorance and boorishness, has driven a feeding frenzy by the moderate-to liberal media which has made them blind to their own faults. The recent expose by the New York Times on Donald Trump's taxes might well be considered a new low, with blaring headlines declaring that the president is a tax avoider. It was a theme rapidly picked up and promoted by much of the remainder of the television and print media as well as "public radio" stations like NPR.

But wait a minute. Trump Inc. is a multi-faceted business that includes a great number of smaller entities, not all of which involve real estate per se. Donald Trump, not surprisingly, does not do his own taxes and instead employs teams of accountants and lawyers to do the work for him. They take advantage of every break possible to reduce the taxes paid. Why are there tax breaks for businesses that individual Americans do not enjoy? Because congress approved legislation to make it so. So who is to blame if Donald Trump only paid $750 in tax? Congress, but the media coverage of the issue deliberately made it look like Trump is a tax cheater.

And then there is the question how the Times got the tax returns in the first place. Tax returns are legally protected confidential documents and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is obligated to maintain privacy regarding them. Some of the files are currently part of an IRS audit and it just might be that the auditors are the source of the completely illegal leak, but we may never know as the Times is piously declaring "We are not making the records themselves public, because we do not want to jeopardize our sources, who have taken enormous personal risks to help inform the public." Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation wryly observes that when it comes to avoiding taxes "I'll bet that the members of the Times ' editorial board and its big team of reporters and columnists do the same thing. They are just upset that they don't do it as well as Trump."

Just as the Israel Firsters in Congress and in the state legislative bodies have had great success in criminalizing any criticism of the Jewish state, the mainstream media's "fake news" in support of the "woke" crowd agenda has already succeeded in forcing out many alternative voices in the public space. The Times has been a leader in bringing about this departure from "freedom of speech" enshrined in a "free press," having recently forced the resignation of senior editor James Bennet over the publication of an op-ed written by Senator Tom Cotton. Cotton's views are certainly not to everyone's taste, but he provided a reasonable account of how and when federal troops have been used in the past to repress civil unrest, together with a suggestion that they might play that same role in the current context.

This type of "thought control" has been most evident in the media, but it is beginning to dominate in other areas where conversations about policy and rights take place. Universities in particular, which once were bastions of free speech and free thought, are now defining what is acceptable language and behavior even when the alleged perpetrators are neither threatening or abusive.

Recently, a student editor at the University of Wisconsin student newspaper was fired because he dared to write a column that objected to the current anti-police consensus. Washington lawyer Jonathan Turley observes how the case was not unique, how there has been " a crackdown on some campuses against conservative columnists and newspapers, including the firing of a conservative student columnist at Syracuse , the public condemnation of a student columnist at Georgetown , and a campaign against one of the oldest conservative student newspapers in the country at Dartmouth. Now, The Badger Herald , a student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin Madison, has dismissed columnist Tripp Grebe after he wrote a column opposing the defunding of police departments." Ironically, Grebe acknowledged in his op-ed that there is considerable police-initiated brutality and also justified the emergence of black lives matter, but it was not enough to save him.

The worst aspect of the increasing thought control taking place in America's public space is that it is not only not over, it is increasing. To be sure, to a certain extent the upcoming election is a driver of the process as left and right increasingly man the barricades to support their respective viewpoints. If that were all, it might be considered politics as usual, but unfortunately the process is going well beyond that point. The righteousness exuded by the social justice warriors has apparently given them the mandate to attempt to control what Americans are allowed to think or say while also at the same time upending the common values that have made the country functional. It is a revolution of sorts, and those who object most strongly could well be the first to go to the guillotine.

[Oct 05, 2020] USA Today Tries to Fact-Check Viral Meme on Black on White Crime, Inadvertently Proves the Meme Correct, by Paul Kersey

Notable quotes:
"... The USA Today ..."
Oct 04, 2020 | www.unz.com

Yes, The USA Today is now fact-checking memes detailing black on white crime, to try and downplay the reality of just how bad black on white crime is in America. [ Fact check: Rates of white-on-white and Black-on-Black crime are similar , USA Today, September 30, 2020]:
A viral meme purports to list homicide statistics by race in the United States, as follows:

Whites killing Blacks -- 2%

Police killing whites -- 3%

Whites killing whites -- 16%

Blacks killing whites -- 81%

Police killing Blacks -- 1%

Blacks killing Blacks -- 97%

The page behind one viral version of the post, I Support Law Enforcement Officers, had over 611 shares on its post. USA TODAY has reached out to the page for comment.

Some versions of the meme include this line: "America does have a problem. But it's not what the media tells you it is."

Rates of white-on-white and Black-on-Black homicide are similar, at around 80% and 90%

Overall, most homicides in the United States are intraracial, and the rates of white-on-white and Black-on-Black killings are similar, both long term and in individual years.

Between 1980-2008, the U.S. Department of Justice found that 84% of white victims were killed by white offenders and 93% of Black victims were killed by Black offenders.

In 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that 81% of white victims were killed by white offenders, and 89% of Black victims were killed by Black offenders.

In 2017, the FBI reported almost identical figures -- 80% of white victims were killed by white offenders, and 88% of Black victims were killed by Black offenders.

Though the numbers differ year-to-year, the stark difference that the viral post attempts to portray between the rates of white-on-white and Black-on-Black homicide -- which it puts at 16% and 97%, respectively -- is inaccurate.

Both numbers tend to hover between 80% and 90% and remain within 10 percentage points of each other.

Rates of Black-on-white and white-on-Black homicide also within 8 points

Likewise, the post attempts to portray a gulf in the rate of Black-on-white and white-on-Black homicide -- which it lists at 81% and 2%, respectively.

Statistics from the FBI in 2018 and 2017 contradict that claim.

In 2018, 16% of white victims were killed by Black offenders, while 8% of Black victims were killed by white offenders.

Similarly, in 2017, 16% of white victims were killed by Black offenders, while 9% of Black victims were killed by white offenders.

In both years, the numbers remained within eight percentage points, a much smaller gap than the 79% alleged in the viral post.

Black on white crime isn't as bad as white people believe it to be on social media, when they share viral memes, but as The USA Today admits, it's still pretty bad.

But white people noticing how bad it is well, that's the real crime in the eyes of The USA Today .


Piglet , says: October 2, 2020 at 12:01 pm GMT

Speaking of whites killed by blacks, an attractive white lady working at a 7-11 has been shot and killed in Waldorf, MD, which is one-third orc. The description of the murderer left out the race but mentioned a hoodie, a strong indication that it's another dindu crime, especially since she was killed despite the fact that she was cooperating with the killer's demands.

7-Eleven clerk, mother of 4 shot and killed during Charles County robbery
https://www.wusa9.com/amp/article/news/local/maryland/charles-county-7-eleven-shooting-waldorf-clerk-shot-and-killed/65-b604e235-7591-4b3b-b1ae-9e4760d677ef

Excerpt:
Richardson said the suspect was dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, surgical mask and jeans.

"He approached her, he produced a gun, it looked like she was complying and he shot her at that time," Richardson said.

I have read of countless similar encounters over the years. Being a white woman working alone at 1 a.m. in a convenience store must be one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Checking further I found this:

Clerk, mother of four, shot and killed at Waldorf 7-Eleven early Thursday, police say

https://wjla.com/news/local/clerk-7-eleven-killed-waldorf

Excerpt:
The suspect is described as a Black man between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 with a slender build.

Most news outlets aren't mentioning the race of the killer. I wonder why?

Sick of Orcs , says: October 2, 2020 at 1:12 pm GMT

(((fake news ))) will either do nothing and let the facts fade from normie memory, or goysplain that all black crime is YT's fault, even black-on-black violence, because YT exists.

Put nothing past them. Hell, they're gaslighting antifa's riots as 'right-wing violence.'

loren , says: October 2, 2020 at 1:16 pm GMT

Could it be possible that we could learn some important lessons by looking back at how Americans lived 70 years ago?
Of course there has never been any era in our history when everything has been perfect. But without a doubt, things are vastly different today than they were back in 1950
In 1950, Texaco Star Theatre, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy were some of the most popular shows that Americans watched on television.
In 2020, a Netflix film entitled "Cuties" is so trashy and so disgusting that four states have sent a letter to Netflix asking for it to be removed because it is "fodder for those with criminal imaginations, serving to normalize the view that children are sexual beings."
In 1950, television networks would not even show husbands and wives in bed together.
In 2020, "adult websites" get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.
In 1950, people would greet one another as they walked down the street.
In 2020, Americans are too enamored with their cellphones to be bothered with actual human contact.
In 1950, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.
In 2020, youffs are literally gunning down police officers in the streets.
In 1950, people would make an effort to dress up and look nice when they would go out in public.
In 2020, most of the population has become utter slobs and "People of Walmart" has become one of our most popular memes.
In 1950, the typical woman got married for the first time at age 20 and the typical man got married for the first time at age 22.
In 2020, the typical woman gets married for the first time at age 27 and the typical man gets married for the first time at age 29.
In 1950, a lot of people would leave their homes and their vehicles unlocked because crime rates were so low.
In 2020, many that live in urban areas are deathly afraid of all the civil unrest that has erupted, and gun sales have soared to all-time record highs.
In 1950, Americans actually attempted to parent their children.
In 2020, we pump our kids full of mind-altering drugs and we let our televisions and our video games raise our children.
In 1950, Baltimore was one of the most beautiful and most prosperous cities on the entire planet.
In 2020, Baltimore regularly makes headlines because of all the murders that are constantly occurring. Of course the exact same thing could be said about many of our other major cities.

In 1950, 78 percent of all households in America contained a married couple.
In 2020, that figure has fallen below 50 percent.
In 1950, about 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried parents.
In 2020, about 40 percent of all babies in the United States will be born to unmarried parents.
In 1950, new churches were regularly being opened all over the United States.
In 2020, it is being projected that 1 out of every 5 churches in the U.S. "could be forced to shut their doors in the next 18 months", and the mayor of Lubbock, Texas just said that opening a new Planned Parenthood clinic is like starting a church.
In 1950, we actually had high standards for our elected officials, and people actually did research on the candidates before they cast their votes.
In 2020, more than 4,000 people in one county in New Hampshire voted for a "transsexual Satanic anarchist" in the Republican primary, and she is now the Republican nominee for sheriff in Cheshire County.

In 1950, children would go outside and play when they got home from school.
In 2020, our parks and our playgrounds are virtually empty and we have the highest childhood obesity rate in the industrialized world.
In 1950, front porches were community gathering areas, and people would regularly have their neighbors over for dinner.
In 2020, many of us don't know our neighbors at all, and the average American watches more than five hours of television a day.
In 1950, Americans used words such as "knucklehead", "moxie" and "jalopy".
In 2020, new terms such as "nomophobia", "peoplekind" and "social distancing" have been introduced into the English language.
In 1950, the very first credit card was issued in the United States.
In 2020, Americans owe more than 930 billion dollars on their credit cards.
In 1950, one income could support an entire middle class household.
In 2020, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment, and more than half of all households in some of our largest cities are currently facing "serious financial problems".
In 1950, the American people believed that the free market should govern the economy.
In 2020, most Americans seem to believe that the government in Washington and the Federal Reserve must endlessly "manage" the economy.
In 1950, "socialists" and "communists" were considered to be our greatest national enemies.
In 2020, most of our politicians in Washington have eagerly embraced socialist and communist policy goals.
In 1950, the U.S. Constitution was deeply loved and highly revered.
In 2020, anyone that actually admits to being a "constitutionalist" is considered to be a potential domestic terrorist.
In 1950, the United States loaned more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.
In 2020, the United States owes more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.
In 1950, the total U.S. national debt reached the 257 billion dollar mark for the first time in our history.
In 2020, we added 864 billion dollars to the national debt in the month of June alone. In other words, we added over three times more to the national debt in that one month than the total amount of debt that had been accumulated from the founding of our nation all the way to 1950.
In 1950, most Americans were generally happy with their lives.
In 2020, the suicide rate is at an all-time record high, and it has been rising every single year since 2007.

*** Michael's new book entitled "Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America" is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com . ***

Rich , says: October 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm GMT
@Kevin Barrett

Where you from Kev? Ever live in or near a black neighborhood, maybe go to a school with a high black population? Or did you spend your life in a lily White suburb where the only blacks you ever met were domestic help or on TV? Try living the life of an average White person stuck near a violent black population center, then get back to me. You are clueless about race relations in the US.

Mikey doesn't like it , says: October 2, 2020 at 4:40 pm GMT

To Kevin Barrett

I'll simplify it for you

From 2018 FBI stats, there were 6570 total murders.

3177 were committed by blacks, 2088 by non-hispanic whites, and 923 by hispanics

so blacks, 13% of the population, committed over 48% of the murders

non-hispanic whites, 60% of the population, commited under 32% of the murders

blacks are 6.9x more likely to commit murder, per-capita, then whites

res , says: October 2, 2020 at 5:13 pm GMT
@Mr. Rational e SHR data provide additional details about each homicide incident, including the jurisdiction, month, year, victim and offender demographic characteristics, weapon, the circumstances surrounding the incident (e.g., argument, robbery, gang-related), and the relationship between the victim and offender, if known.

But that would not adequately account for your interaction point.

Another element I think should be added is relative risk from non/strangers of different races. How many of the white on white murders are strangers compared to how many of the black on white murders? Because I think the most obvious question is how to evaluate risk for random interactions. Non-strangers can be evaluated as individuals to a larger degree.

Brute , says: October 2, 2020 at 6:33 pm GMT

One of the things about FBI/Justice Dept. violent crime statistics that has infuriated me for decades is their damnable habit of lumping Hispanics and who-knows-what into the "White" offender category.

Genrick Yagoda , says: October 2, 2020 at 6:34 pm GMT
@Kevin Barrett

Kevin is a kind hearted person, and I know he is coming from a place of not wanting to speak ill of his circle of friends.

But the reality of life in America is that (murder aside) blacks violently attack white people more than 1,500 times per day, each and every single day. (USBOJ Household survey)

Now, that is a very serious problem. Many of these black on white attacks are in ways that are unbelievably serious, and would be completely unthinkable to white people, ie slashing or gang beating someone just for "fun" and laughing while while you are doing it.

If noticing reality all around us and thinking that something should be done about it makes someone racist, I guess I am racist, too.

Kevin Barrett , says: Website October 2, 2020 at 8:29 pm GMT
@Rich ly beginning to gentrify) neighborhoods in San Francisco in the 1980s, when crime rates were considerably higher than they are now. Also lived at the corner of Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville in 1992-3. I played pickup basketball with mostly black guys regularly throughout many of those years. Subbed in the SF public high schools including one that was majority black or close to it. Went to quite a few mostly-black parties in the Lower Haight. I generally got along at least as well with black folks as with white folks.

Also when I lived in Paris in 1988-89 I hung out with and played on the Paris 8 basketball team with mostly Africans. Our best player was a black guy from NYC.

Overall black folks are at least as nice as white folks, and in certain ways, more real. Maybe you guys just haven't been hanging out with the right black people?


Chris in Cackalacky , says: October 3, 2020 at 11:21 am GMT

@Kevin Barrett er wrong action. Only white people are responsible for their own actions, but not blacks because blacks are like good-natured children who lack full mental capacity and only respond to their environment, which of course white people created. When you ask racist liberal weenies like Kevin to point to low-crime black societies anywhere in deep Africa, they cannot of course. Then white colonialism gets blamed. That there might be black moral turpitude or at least deeply ingrained cultural patterns of depraved behavior in blacks is automatically eschewed by racist liberal weenie circles in academia from whence Kevin came. And so because the data will not be looked at nor new approaches considered, the problem of black criminality has reached the point where it threatens the survival of America.
John 4324 , says: October 3, 2020 at 11:21 am GMT

“Between 1980-2008, the U.S. Department of Justice found that 84% of white victims were killed by white offenders and 93% of Black victims were killed by Black offenders.”

So white victims were over 2x more likely to have been killed by blacks than vice-versa (16% and 7% of cases). That white number also includes hispanics. The article also omits mention of the black homicide rate being 8 times higher than whites+hispanics.

Observator , says: October 3, 2020 at 11:23 am GMT

The argument that black-on-black violence is a greater problem than police violence entirely misses the point. If I am confronted with a criminal, I have the legal right to defend myself. If I am confronted by an aggressive police officer, I can invoke no such right.

Have you not ever had an interaction with a policeman? Did you enjoy how they disrespect you, provoke you, dare you to defy them so they can assault you? They’ve done this to me, a harmless white man who generally travels around in jeans and sneakers, maybe looking a little rough around the edges even though I own rental property and a business. So it doesn’t take much to picture how the thuggish bully-boy element so prevalent in the oinking fraternity would act out against someone they consider without status.

Breaking the power of the policemen’s unions is an essential first step to remedying rampant abuses in the system. The police are not members of the working class. They are agents of state power and as such must be held to a very strict standard of conduct. In a republic, there can be no greater crime than abuse of authority, be it by violence or corruption, by those whom, in Thomas Jefferson’s memorable phrase, “we are obliged to entrust with power.”

Such a betrayal of the public trust, by men entrusted with the power of life and death over the citizenry, is the only transgression for which the death penalty is the truly appropriate punishment and deterrent.

Mefobills , says: October 3, 2020 at 12:32 pm GMT
@Kevin Barrett 8221; – meaning me. They didn’t like it that the big white boy was dunking on them.

I was then attacked by about 12 groids in a pre-meditated manner, and I know this for a fact because I heard their planning.

The statistics are what they are, and people like you who are in la la land are annoying. You are not connected to reality when you let your exceptional experiences overcome what others are noticing.

I don’t allow my negative experiences with blacks overcome my ability to see many of them as people. But, on the other hand, I don’t ignore the crime statistics.

Your willful ignorance is dangerous. Clown world is bad enough already without illogical “exceptions makes the rules” blathering.

bomag , says: October 3, 2020 at 1:29 pm GMT
@John Johnson

USA Today seems unaware of this and thinks they are clearing the air by trying to get to the truth about race and crime. Hilarious.

Yes.

And the interracial crime stat they harp on helps hide the scope of Black crime.

There’s roughly six times more Whites in the US than Blacks, so a truly equal society would have six times as many Blacks killed by Whites and vice versa.

So, per the 2018 stats, if twice as many Whites are killed by Blacks as vice versa, then Blacks are killing at twelve times the rate of a “fair” society.

Happy Tapir , says: October 3, 2020 at 1:48 pm GMT

One factor these statistics oversimplify is that there is a topological overlay to the issue. Vast sectors of the country are still overwhelmingly white, for example the north west and southwest. That’s a huge area where any homicide will be by definition white on white. And most blacks are de facto segregated into large inner cities, where most crime will be black on black. These differential homicide rates pertain to the narrow border zones where white and black interact.

Unfortunately, I live in precisely such a place and the relative homicide rates seem to me to be like the meme. There have been paltry few white on white murders and these are mostly within families, such as a guy killing his wife. Some drug related. The one white on black murder I know of was more in the nature of manslaughter and was drug related. This received national media attention! The black on white murders on the other hand are predatory, vicious and comparatively common. If you are walking down the street you are much more afraid of a black male than a white. That’s the reality from a deplorable on the ground like me.

Sean , says: October 3, 2020 at 2:25 pm GMT
@Kevin Barrett s.

You were good enough at basketball to be paid to do it, so good enough to run rings round those SF black pick-up players and make a complete fool of some of them. I suspect you quickly became careful not to do that, because you knew a humiliated male African American individual would react with quite a bit more hostility that a white would have. Similarly, had you had been getting a huge amount of attention from all the women at those mostly black Lower Haigh parties the other men there would get very annoyed, and you would feel less threatened by the white ones. You did not have that problem because you conducted yourself with humility and self control, which was easier for you than a black athlete, AOTBE. CAL2 , says: October 3, 2020 at 2:29 pm GMT

@John 4324

Just looking at 2018:

Out of white murders, 2,677 were committed by whites. However, 803 Hispanics are lumped into the murder category. Let’s say half are white Hispanics. That means white-on-white murders drop to 2,276 or 68%. Using the same model, black-on-black is at 86%. That is a more significant difference.

Mefobills , says: October 3, 2020 at 4:50 pm GMT
@lavoisier before I got my growth spurt, I could out-run the black kids. They would also say “catch that m-fuc!r” then as well. I took a lot of beatings, and it was always 5,6 or 7 to 1. Sometimes the numbers were much higher. The white liberal adults who ran the school were completely out of their depth with regards to the black problem.

White men that don’t get it have not lived the same experiences… and further they are ignoring data that is right in front of their face.

To ignore overwhelming data is quite a feat of denial. Denial on that level borders on a form of pathology. Maybe they don’t want to admit the world is the way it is?

The races are different. The sexes are different. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

Almost Missouri , says: October 3, 2020 at 5:14 pm GMT
@PO'd in PG County . It actually means that while only 11% of black victimes are killed by non-blacks, 19% of white vicitms are killed by non-whites, so nearly twice as many whites are killed by blacks as vice versa, but since black population is only about 1/5 of white population, it means that per capita blacks are killing almost ten times as many whites as vice versa. (This leaves out the Hispanic obfuscation mentioned above.)

Or you can just use the bomag method.

KenH , says: October 3, 2020 at 5:21 pm GMT

As others might have already said blacks are indeed about 8 times more likely to murder whites based on percentages of the population using the 2018 statistics. I’d like to think that most racially aware whites already know this, but the normies need to know.

USA Today frames the statistics in such a way to make it appear that there is parity between blacks and whites and that “racist” whites are all up in arms over nothing and it’s really all much ado about nothing.

A problem with the stat that 80% of whites are killed by whites and 90-93% of blacks are killed by blacks is that it doesn’t factor in the number of whites killed by hispanics since most years the FBI does not break them out as a separate racial category. If they did I believe the true white on white murder rate would drop to between 60-70%.

The other area that the 80% for whites and 90% for blacks metric is misleading is that whites commit less than half the homicides of blacks while being 4.5x numerous. Blacks commit murder at about 8-9x the white rate when hispanics are factored out of the white rate.

The other thing mainstream outlets avoid is the dreaded 13/56, or blacks commit 56% of the murders while only being slightly over 13% of the population. Meanwhile, assuming hispanics commit murder at roughly their percentage of the population (18%) this means that blacks and hispanics account for 76% of the 15-16K annual murders while whites account for just 24% while being 59-60% of the population.

Without blacks and browns America truly would have crime rates more resembling Sweden or Norway.

Detroit Refugee , says: October 3, 2020 at 5:32 pm GMT
@Trinity -text">

This guy. Sheesh.
I worked with hundreds upon hundreds of blacks @ FORDS FRAP. Many of whom were temps from Detroit. I can speak from experience they are a net drain on a business or town/city.

The language.
The poor approach to job performance.
Lousy attitude/ demeanor.
I am owed and entitled.
Filthy break areas and cafeterias.
Theft of products and supplies.
Theft of time, they are almost genius at scheming in various ways to escape job duties.
The entrances and approaches, roadways and highways near the plant are dangerous. Especially aftershift.
The fraudulent medical claims must cost FOMOCO enough to fund a small nation.

There is much more I’m sure.

frontier , says: October 3, 2020 at 8:25 pm GMT
@Anonymous population 6 times that of blacks… blacks kill whites at a rate 1,5 times higher than whites kill whites. So, only correcting for population size we get 50% higher rate of black on white murder instead of USA Today’s 8%…

Further, given the still strong separation between races, assume that white-white encounters are 5 times more prevalent than white-black encounters. That’s an extremely low-ball estimate and the real number is somewhere between 10 and 20. With that correction, on population and encounter basis, blacks are around 8 times more likely to kill whites than whites – whites.

Let’s compare the USA Today number of 0.08 to the real number of 8… USA Today lied 100 times over… fake media indeed.

Non PC Infidel , says: October 3, 2020 at 9:15 pm GMT
@Detroit Refugee

I had essentially the same experience at a job that became infested with lower class blacks from the hood except they’d scream racism any time they were held to account for any of their misbehaviors and lack of performance. Plus they’d try to shift their workloads off on every white person they could and-again -- any complaints about it and they’d screech, “Racist!”

I learned to despise them for the content of their character. Any comment on their low life character was immediately met with not only shrieks of racism but also shrieks of, “You goan respeks me!” They were the foulest of the foul and were utterly contemptible.

Wally , says: October 3, 2020 at 9:22 pm GMT
@El Dato versa. A Hispanic was eight times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa.
– in New York City, a black was 31 times more likely than a white to be arrested for murder, and a Hispanic was 12.4 times more likely . For the crime of “shooting” — defined as firing a bullet that hits someone — a black was 98.4 times more likely than a white to be arrested, and a Hispanic was 23.6 times more likely.
– If New York City were all white, the murder rate would drop by 91 percent, the robbery rate by 81 percent, and the shootings rate by 97 percent.
– In an all­-white Chicago, murder would decline 90 percent, rape by 81 percent, and robbery by 90 percent.

[Sep 28, 2020] Truth be told: political operatives own and run our MSM. This is why the press is called the 'Fourth Estate'

Highly recommended!
Aug 21, 2020 | www.unz.com
Ragno says: August 21, 2020 at 4:16 pm GMT 800 Words ⇑ @mark green

Truth be told: political operatives own and run our MSM. This is why the press is called the 'Fourth Estate'.

They are more correctly described as a Fifth Column , one far more open and sworn to destroy our country and its foundational citizens – and taxpayers – as any that ever operated during World War II. You would think this would be of vital interest to people who loudly declare themselves to be "Nazi-punchers", but who time and again show themselves to be merely low-level street terrorists informed and inspired by Mao's Red Guard and the irredeemable thugs of the African National Congress.

One wonders what's preventing them from mimicking the Red Terror waged by the leftists of Spain, when the battle for "freedom" involved the disinterment of the graves of Catholic clergy to better pose the corpses in blasphemous positions. Imagine how depraved those Mostly Peaceful protesters had to have been for even a leftist-supporting site such as Wikipedia to baldly state

The violence consisted of the killing of tens of thousands of people (including 6,832 Roman Catholic priests, the vast majority in the summer of 1936 in the wake of the military coup), attacks on the Spanish nobility, industrialists, and conservative politicians, as well as the desecration and burning of monasteries and churches.

Directly in the crosshairs this time are small and medium-sized owner-operated businesses – the true backbone of American freedom and prosperity – who have largely been sacrificed in exchange for the knock-kneed offerings of Danegeld from our giant conglomerates, all of whom have prospered immensely from the suffering and privation brought on by the Democratic lockdown of society – and the total shutdown of our economy.

Think! – have you read a single article charting how the government war on small business directly enriched Amazon.com and world's richest autocrat, Jeff Bezos? . who then funnels his windfall into a newspaper that blatantly pimps for the Democratic Party, which translates into a vast payday for the DNC, not least from its newly-approved partnership with the shadowy and many-tentacled Soros-surrogate group, BLM?

The result is what you'd expect when a fringe group operates with the full cooperation and partnership of major industry and both political parties (don't confuse Trump with a standard-issue Republican, please – he may have terrible flaws, but that isn't one of them) – 10% of the population holding the other 90% in a chokehold with only one set of rules: no arrest and prosecution for Bolshevik violence and terror ..but the zero-tolerance heavy hand of corrupt Leviathan coming down hard against any and all citizens who fight back or, eventually – inevitably – who even struggle against their restraints.

Short of the sudden arrival of celestial horsemen to punish the guilty and reward the set-upon, it has become clear that the only answer is the one that the Powers That Be claim to be dead set against: racial separatism. (Particularly when we consider that all that will be necessary to turn America into Hell on earth will be the adoption of Ibram Kendi's First Law, sometimes known as equality of outcome :

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: Racial inequity is evidence of racist policy and the different racial groups are equals.

Could any "amendment" be more terrifyingly totalitarian than this?)

White and black separation would, instead, accomplish two goals, both more important than Kendi's quick fix: we would learn soon enough about actual equality of outcomes (which is why no Communist, black or white, wants anything to do with the creation of one more failed basket-case black state), and much more importantly, white families can sleep secure in their beds at night, without worrying about Apache raids at midnight, egged on and recorded for "posterity" by that Fourth Estate/Fifth Column referred to up top. Because the fact of the matter is that, even should some combination of government and law-enforcement halt the burning and looting of America – as things stand now, none of the worst malefactors will ever see the inside of a prison cell .which means any ceasefire will only be temporary, to be violently ripped asunder the moment they sense white Americans have at last lowered their guard once more. And living in perpetual paranoid readiness for violent uprisings and mindless destruction is no way to live at all.

Trump has it half right, a border wall is the answer: only it needs to run lengthwise , between the Southern and Northern borders. If we don't use the next four years to plan out such a separation, fretting over our children's children will be a fruitless exercise – those who aren't murdered will be captured and 'go native' .and in case you haven't looked at a globe lately, there's no place left to run.

Majority of One , says: August 21, 2020 at 4:33 pm GMT

@Miro23

As a recovering journalist, I can point out that even on a rinkydink rag in a small city, where I got fired for being a real journalist back in the early '70's; he who owns the presses and distribution networks calls the tune. It's a matter of working-class (no matter how middle-class your income or social-status) versus the ownership class. The latter wins every time.

[Sep 26, 2020] Black Lives Matter is a Modern Totalitarian Revolution by Douglas V. Gibbs

Jun 19, 2020 | canadafreepress.com

If we allow the Black Lives Matter movement to become America's Bolshevik Revolution, we will lose our liberty, and many of us will likely lose our lives, as well, for daring to question them. This was never about racism. It has been about power an Black Lives Matter is a Modern Totalitarian Revolution

Classic totalitarian regimes share a number of common characteristics. The rise of these regimes began with a cultural revolution, aimed at angering the citizens against the current system. During that period domestic enemies are designated, and the people in the radical movement aiming at overthrowing the old system rally together against those common enemies, calling it a common struggle, as they adopt a new official ideology that stands significantly apart from the old one. They seek to control every aspect of the lives of their people, enlisting everyone they can to participate in the struggle. Even persons who may belong to enemy classes or groups join up, hoping to receive mercy when the new regime gains control. In Stalin's Russia and Mao's China the enemies were anyone who reminded them of the old system, and anyone who could challenge them if left with enough power. The state enemies were the capitalists, landlords, richer peasants and foreign agents of all kinds. Nazi Germany included those outside the national community, which included socialists (even though Nazism was a form of socialism) and communists, Jews, Christians, and any ethnic minorities that did not fit into the German model of a loyal elite specimen.

The goal of each of the totalitarian regimes of the past were to eliminate the old system, eradicate any history or remnant of the old regimes, and create a dominant single party that stood as a rebellious alternative of the traditional State. Then, once in power, the perceived enemies were murdered or imprisoned, as were many of their allies for the crime of knowing too much. The younger generation was used as a controlling mechanism, taught to tattle on their older counterparts for not being one hundred percent in favor of the new party in charge. The youngsters were uniformed and organized into militias to turn their energies towards advancing the party line, and improving upon the power of the new political elite.

In each case anything that even resembled the free market was eliminated, and the new government controlled the economy. They took over the means of production either by taking control of it and nationalizing it, or through heavy regulations (as we saw in Italy and Germany). The immigration structure was altered, they orchestrated a break-down of morality and what were considered moral norms in their culture, they worked on the destruction of the nuclear family, they forcibly reallocated farmland, they formed a socialist economy that was designed to redistribute the wealth away from the designated domestic enemies into the hands of those revolutionaries who deserved some kind of reparations for what was allegedly lost at the hands of the domestic enemies, and early on looting and rioting was encouraged and championed. Interestingly, the list I just gave you was not just something the NAZIs and communists did, but is also a list of demands currently being voiced by Black Lives Matter.

Public expression was also controlled by past dictatorial regimes so that no dissent could emerge. If dissent was spotted, the party members acted as a mob, actively mobilized to quell the dissent in the name of the "people's struggle" against a constant list of enemies. Again, Black Lives Matter fits the bill on this one, too.

These regimes exaggerated real problems, and real aspects of human nature, and created an on-going revolution against their enemies. It was a common struggle to liberate the people from whomever the leadership designated as an enemy. To not pull the party line was to be socially asleep, or an agent of the enemy, which then would place the person under great scrutiny, and if they remained uncorrected, they would be ridiculed, shamed, and eventually jailed, or murdered.

The fuel was passion, and anger, and a common demand for answers.

Sound familiar?

Black Lives Matter is an embodiment of everything that the 20th Century dictatorships were

Black Lives Matter is an embodiment of everything that the 20th Century dictatorships were. The designated enemies may be different, and some of the alleged struggles may go by slightly different names, but underneath it all, Black Lives Matter is no different than fascism, communism, and any other dictatorial regime one can think of. And the bad part about it is that at this very moment the popularity of Black Lives Matter in the United States is greater, according to polls, than any political party, and any religious organization or sect . The Brown Shirts, Black Shirts, and Bolsheviks are all rolled into one, and they are here to overthrow our U.S. Constitution.

Eventually, Black Lives Matter will lose its appeal, and the players will grow weary of the struggle. The regime will weaken, and when they try to invigorate their revolutionaries for a new fight in order to strengthen the resolve of the regime and its followers, they will find that all of their enemies are dead or in exile, and the problem can no longer be blamed on others. However, it could take half a century, or more, before that happens, and in a Black Lives Matter America the damage will already have been done. The death of liberty and the annihilation of the free market will have left a long path of sorrow and misery following it. By then, the enemy will only be themselves, and as all regimes in history, the struggle will turn inward, and the murders will be against their own. Through the paranoia imaginary enemies will be concocted, where nobody is safe from the suspicions of one's neighbors or children. People begin to vanish, and the party begins to struggle to hold on to control.

Black Lives Matter, like all past dictatorial regimes, has successfully unleashed the passions of many members of the public. The campaigns of terror are in full swing, in the name of protesting, in the name of social justice, and in the name of standing against racism. They claim that science and reason are in their corner, when, like Stalin and Mao of the Soviet Union and Communist China, it is all a great big lie. They claim whites have unfair privilege and must be forced to kneel to their true overlords, as Hitler did with the Jews when he believed it would allow him to create a better Germany. In the end, as with all violent totalitarian regimes, violence will bring them down just as violence brought them into power.

Tucker on the incredible popularity of Black Lives Matter

https://www.youtube.com/embed/22j_OhbnW20

Islamic totalitarianism solidifies in the Middle East, and works to spread across the nations of Europe

As Islamic totalitarianism solidifies in the Middle East, and works to spread across the nations of Europe, Black Lives Matter totalitarianism is working its way through its birthing canal in the United States. Both bear all of the markers of totalitarianism. They work to control the lives, speech, and actions of those below them. They terrorize and murder, committing themselves to endless struggles against a long list of designated enemies. They pose as more than an ideological challenge. They are poised to bring down Western Civilization, which has prospered due to America's Liberty, and free market capitalistic system.

Should we fall, to where may one escape? There is no other place to go. Black Lives Matter is a real threat, an enemy who desires to overthrow America and control this country. There is no criticizing Black Lives Matter. The mobs threaten anyone who holds dissent. It is already happening. People are losing their jobs for criticizing Black Lives Matter, and they are still only a political movement. Black Lives Matter is enjoying complete immunity from criticism while they are not in power. Imagine what will happen if they ever gain a hold on the reins of our system.

It has gone beyond a demand for equality. Equality is no longer acceptable. If one were to say "All Lives Matter," for example, that is now unacceptable, and racist. Only "Black Lives Matter" we are told. White lives don't matter because of what your ancestors allegedly did a couple hundred years ago. Christianity and the American System is based on the idea of equality in the eyes of God, and equality in opportunity (or at least the attempt to create a system that accomplishes such), but now if you say that out loud, you are called a racist, and your very life could be at risk. Dissent is hate speech. You could be fired from your job, or in some cases, fined and jailed for daring to speak out against the rising totalitarian regime known as Black Lives Matter because such murmurings could be considered "hate speech".

The latest demand by Black Lives Matter is ridiculous, yet it is happening. It began with a chant, "defund the police," and now has advanced to cries to abolish the police. The City of Minneapolis is in the process of doing exactly that. When asked on CNN who, then, if the police were gone, should we call in the middle of the night while our house is being burglarized, a member of the Minneapolis city council said that the question "comes from a place of privilege." In other words, if some feel like law enforcement is not on their side, everyone should feel that way, otherwise, you have an unfair privilege, and you are racist.

Black Lives Matter is enjoying a rise to power largely because of the liberal media

Black Lives Matter is enjoying a rise to power largely because of the liberal media. Any counter-arguments against their claims are going unheard. CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the alphabet networks, and any of the other liberal outlets aren't going to report any criticism of Black Lives Matter. And as Hitler's team explained, if you tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. In this case, if you tell one side of the story, and the other side is never heard, it becomes true.

Unchallenged claims must be true, therefore, Black Lives Matter must be on to something. The polls say so.

Black Lives Matter is achieving their power in the same way past revolutionaries did. Through force. They break things, they burn things, and they hurt anyone who gets in the way. They believe they deserve whatever they want, and if you don't give it to them, they will take it. Then, on the way out, they will set your business on fire. They occupy, they terrorize, and nobody is willing to stop them, because if you do, you are a racist. They know this. They know you are paralyzed by your fear of them, and fear of being considered racist. They have a message. Step out of line and we will hurt you, your family, or your business. That is the strategy of Black Lives Matter, and it is becoming the strategy of the Democrat Party. If you are afraid to defy the mob, the mob rules.

The Framers of the U.S. Constitution created this system to protect us from the mob. That is why they created a constitutional republic, not a democracy (as some people like to say). Democracy is historically a transitional type of government. When the mobs of democracy begin to take control, which usually accompanies a continuous vote for benefits from the treasury, liberty breaks down and dictators begin to take control.

If we allow the Black Lives Matter movement to become America's Bolshevik Revolution, we will lose our liberty, and many of us will likely lose our lives, as well, for daring to question them. This was never about racism. It has been about power and control since the very beginning. Black Lives Matter seeks to overthrow the U.S. Constitution, and replace our system with a Marxist-based government that destroys liberty and the free market, and places their radical leaders in control of the country. If we don't stop it, and recognize the revolutionary nature of what is going on, America will disappear forever. And, if there is no America, Liberty dies worldwide.

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[Sep 24, 2020] Antifa Conspiracy Theories and America's Unraveling by Nickolas Kristof

Antifa and BLM are just shows with stunts designed to distract people from the level they are fleeced by MIC and financial oligarchy. As well as restore the legitimacy of Clinton wing of neoliberal oligarchy which was badly shaken during 2016 election, when their candidate was send packing.
Nicholas Kristof is member of "Clinton gang of neoliberals" and a part of this effort to distract people. The number of people who pay attention to Nicholas Kristof bloviations is astounding. Few understand that we do not know the facts and the real issue if the tight grip of MIC and financial oligarchy on the society. What is interesting is that s in California, there are 8.5 million residents born outside the country and about 150,000 homeless. "The melting pot burned over. It is now a ... salad.
For example, if money spend on wars were used to manage thoseforests with difficult terrain and perioc drauts, would the outcome be different?
Can those fires and destruction be viewed as God punishment for war the USA unleashed? As Thomas Jefferson said "I tremble for my country when I consider that God is just."
BTW, the number of commenters with Russian paranoia symptom is frightening. Of course NYT attracts specific audience, but still. In this sense NYT columnists including Nickolas Kristof are just warmongering bottom feeders of MIC crumps. It is pathetic how he tries to hide the lack of money for forest management and mismanagement if this issue by Oregon Dem politician under the broad banner of "climate change" Existence of climate change does not mean that fire should burn uncontrollably.
MIC steals half trillion dollars and then financial oligarchy steals probably another half, if not more. What is left is not enough for proper maintenance of land, water and environment in general. Stupid situation, but this is neoliberalism my friend, where "greed is good". And people chose this mousetrap themselves in 1970th by electing first Carter and then Reagan and then Clinton , allowing financial oligarchy to dismantle New Deal Capitalism. Clinton presidency was especially destructive, In a way he should be views as the top villain in this story, a real criminal boss.
Below I selected only more or less sane comment (which constitute probably less 1% of the total)
Notable quotes:
"... How about a judicious Forrest management? ..."
"... So much for our useless 750 Billion dollar military budget. ..."
"... Amazing how ,close minded people become when, for them, everything is political. ..."
Sep 24, 2020 | www.nytimes.com


Dr B
San Diego Sept. 20

Wouldn't the conspiracy theories and concerns about antifa be lessened if progresses were as vitriolic about violence committed in the name of equity, diversity and inclusion as they are about violence committed in support of MAGA? Would the right have anything to crow about if the NYT was as critical of physical altercations caused by social justice warriors as they are of white supremacists? Wouldn't we all have more trust in MSM if they investigated the facts before accusing Nick Sandman of racism or claiming a garbage pull was a noose? One sided reporting and editorials like these fan the flames rather than squelch them.

Ralphie
CT Sept. 20
It's amazing. You can write a column in the NY Times full of conspiracy theories -- all fully believed by the left -- and accuse the right of being prone to believing conspiracy theories. From Russia - collusion to rubes in the red states --a majority of dems share a set of beliefs that are as delusional as anything a small group on the right might believe. But, that's Kristof and the Ny Times for you.

Richard
Vermont Sept. 20
People seemed to have lost a sense of what is plausible. While few of us know the news first hand, we have to both trust and evaluate what is reported. Nothing is absolute. Jurors are asked to decide cases beyond a reasonable doubt. That is how I feel taking in the news. But within that sliver of doubt, within the fact that nothing is absolute is where conspiracy theories begin to fester. It is where some have found solace to confirm what they want to choose to believe despite how much there might be to question that. Events like this create an opportunism to demonize those you hate and in doing so the essence of what we should be debating is lost. How to prevent these fires in the first place? We will probably continue to debate it despite the evidence on climate change, whether there is a deep state trying to discredit Trump, whether the seriousness of covid is a hoax. Yes there is no absolute certainty but there is taking an educated guess as opposed to an emotional response. I'll go with the educated guess. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, I will say it is a duck and accept that sliver of possibility I might be wrong.

Neel Krishnan
Brooklyn, NY Sept. 20
The social fabric has unraveled, y'all pundits need to catch up.
Steve Fankuchen Oakland, CA Sept. 20
Why do people attach themselves to "conspiracy theories?" It's actually quite simple. Take QAnon for example: it is functionally just another religion competing for adherents. As with any religion, it offers its believers an explanation of what they deem is wrong while offering a path to right those wrongs. Certainty and simplicity: those are the essential elements of cults/religion/bumpersticker politics. And the internet guarantees that whatever you believe will be "validated." "Conspiracy theories" are, for the most part, not theories, merely assertions. A theory is subject to proof and disproof by evidence. In a world where truth has no inherent monetary value, don't expect it. Why the rapid spread? To paraphrase Bill Clinton, "It's the internet, Stupid!" Follow the money: Agenda + Clickbaitability = Profit That is the business model of the internet, a medium where "news" is whatever will produce the most clicks. As in profit. Unless and until the youngest generation developes a means of communication that does not depend on megacorporations, nothing will change. In the Sixties, a generation which disbelieved and had no honest access to the traditional media, created its own, the "alternative press." Hopefully, today's teenagers will develope their own way to communicate that is reliable. It is 100% guaranteed that if their "opposition" becomes an actual threat to the profits of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and the rest of their ilk, they will be cut off.
RP NYC Sept. 20
The antifa movement has grown since the 2016 United States presidential election. As of August 2017, approximately 200 groups existed, of varying sizes and levels of activity.[73] It is particularly present in the Pacific Northwest.[74] Wikipedia
Mark Nuckols Moscow Sept. 20
Well, Americans are notoriously gullible.

Steve Griffith
Oakland, CA Sept. 20
In an age when the US Justice Department is anything but just, more closely resembling something akin to "just us," I call to mind Thomas Jefferson, in a somewhat different context: "I tremble for my country when I consider that God is just."
The Poet McTeagle California Sept. 20
We spend hundred of billions of dollars every year on the types of weapons that won WWII, while the real threat to our Republic and yes, our civilization, is ,,, It's funny and tragic, simultaneously.
Sigmond C. Monster Point Magu Sept. 20
Antifa has done a lot of things. They have chosen to step into the arena. Whether they did it or not, this is accusation is a result of wading into the fight. If Antifa doesnt like to be accused of things and cant handle it, then Antifa should step off. Or does Antifa only want praise? Because that isnt going to happen. Many people dont like Antifa nor trust Antifa. And rightfully so. Ask any career criminal how many times they've been wrongfully accused of something. If an individual or group doesnt want to be accused of things, then dont get involved from the start.
Larry Klein Walnut Creek Ca Sept. 20
When people are uneducated, they do not understand what is happening around them. So they make up explanations to calm their uncertainty...
JQGALT Philly Sept. 20
Except that about a dozen people have been arrested and charged with starting the forest fires. Shouting "without evidence!" doesn't make it so. Facts matter.

Andy
MD Sept. 20
@JQGALT There are always people who are setting fires whether accidentally or intentionally. Do you have any proof that these arsonists were politically motivated I any way ?
99percent downtown Sept. 20
Why does NYT bend over to support Antifa? Kristof's 2nd headline should be changed to: "Absolute Defense of Antifa is a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead." We know for a fact: BLM/Antifa destroyed thousands of buildings across the country in the last 90 days. Literally thousands. Minneapolis alone lost 700: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/06/16/minneapolis-issues-map-showing-extent-of-buildings-damaged-in-unrest-over-george-floyds-death / We know for a fact: At least 6 arsonists set fires in Oregon - one of which was the largest outbreak: https://www.oregonlive.com/wildfires/2020/09/rash-of-oregon-arson-cases-fuel-fear-conspiracy-theories-during-devastating-wildfires.html We are justified to assume: Other fires were set by arsonists, but were not caught. One man all alone with a pack of matches is hard to prove beyond a reasonable doubt to be Antifa. But common sense supports what we believe in our own hearts: the individual radical arsonists are most likely Antifa. Why does NYT bend over to support Antifa? 9 Recommend Share
Thomas Shapley Washington State Sept. 20
Yet the Almeda fire in Oregon that destroyed more than 2,300 homes was, according to NYT reporting, caused by human activity and is subject of a "criminal investigation." Perhaps it would be wise to reserve total judgment until that investigation is completed.

Observer of the Zeitgeist
Middle America Sept. 20
Who needs rumors? The organization showed what it is made of when it created its free zone in downtown Seattle and had the highest crime and murder rate per capita in its short life in the country.

joe
atl Sept. 20
Rational people know that Antifa is not staring forest fires. However, burning and looting and using fireworks as weapons in the recent riots make even the dumbest claims of Trump supporters more believable.
LV USA Sept. 20
Leftwing activists have literally been arrested for starting some of these fires. There is video of arsonists being caught, yet the media ignores this, and actively denies it. Gee, why could that be?

Andy
MD Sept. 20
@LV Do you have any proof that these people were were left wing activist or just the kind of people who are always starting fires ad they have in the past ?

Cloudy
San Francisco Sept. 20
Oh, I guess all those videos of protesters in Portland burning down police stations were fake. Good to know.

me again
NYC- SF Sept. 20
The [neoliberal] left spends 24/7 preaching to their choir about Trump fascists dictatorship, an illegal government installed by a foreign power, destroying the constitution while preparing to seize power and ignore coming election results. There is a zero factual evidence for it, such as a refusal to follow judicial injunctions for example, but their well educated audiences are buying it whole day long. So what is so baffling that a rural audience after watching night after night Portland burning by arson and accompanied by "peaceful protest" graphics on TV would buy into arson speculations and rumors and ignore your disclaimers?

Socrates
Verona, N.J. Sept. 20
Facebook needs to be regulated since it has effectively organ-harvested the critical thinking skills of a significant portion of the population. It'd be better if thinking people simply deleted Facebook and let Facebook shrink and become the right-wing agit-prop tool that it truly is. Mark Zuckerberg is happy to to destabilize society with his little toy invention. You'd think with all that money, he could afford a conscience. What a wrecking ball Facebook is.

Reasonable
Orlando Sept. 20
"All this rumormongering leaves me feeling that the social fabric is unraveling, as if the shared understanding of reality that is the basis for any society is eroding." Ya think?

AU
San Diego, CA Sept. 20
@California Scientist Amen. We are more like an international terminal at this point. A bunch of people gathered by happenstance, heading in different directions, and often with very little in common.

Steve Bolger
New York City Sept. 20
@California Scientist: It is even worse than when Adlai Stevenson noted that there aren't enough educated people to elect a liberal government in the US.
MegWright Kansas City Sept. 20
@LV - The point is that "urbanites" aren't able to boss anyone around. It's the low population rural areas that have outsize political power thanks to the unfortunate design of our government. Every state gets two senators, regardless of population, and that also factors into the allocation of Electoral College votes, so that an EC vote from WY is worth 4 times as much as an EC vote from CA, for example. In 2016, Senate Democrats got 20 million more votes than Senate Republicans, yet Republicans kept control. In 2018, Senate Democrats got "only" 11.5 million more votes, and consequently lost seats. We're being governed by a minority in may areas of the country, and nationally, yet the "rural rubes" or whatever you want to call them, insist that they don't have nearly enough power.

M
CA Sept. 20
Six accused of starting Oregon blazes amid devastating wildfire season - NYPost
Robert Out west Sept. 20
Nice try at making it seem these loons started the big fires. https://www.oregonlive.com/wildfires/2020/09/rash-of-oregon-arson-cases-fuel-fear-conspiracy-theories-during-devastating-wildfires.html They're loons, okay? Just loons.

Rolfe
Shaker Heights Ohio Sept. 20
Strange that anyone living in or just knowing the west would NOT know that arsonists could not burn down huge chunks of forest if they where not so very dry.

Augury Unhappy
Bird Watcher, State of Grave Doubt Sept. 20
The ugly truth of Oregon's political past is asserting itself...we aren't in "Portlandia" anymore Nick.

Victor
Yokohama Sept. 20
The social fabric in the United States was never tightly knit and tolerance has always been in short supply...

Dang
Vermont Sept. 20
The adage "A sucker is born every day" has never rung truer. That people believe these rumors says a whole lot about how gullible many people are...

Schrodinger
Northern California Sept. 20
Ominous! There are two information ecosystems in this country and Americans increasingly live in different realities. Much of the media is in the business of massaging the egos of their readers by feeding them stories that confirm their biases and make them feel clever. There is less and less fact based news and more and more propaganda. A lot of people aren't really interested in facts. They just want to be told how right they are and how stupid and evil the people who disagree with them are. Media corporations are providing the market with what it desires, and what it desires is poisonous.
JRM Melbourne Sept. 20
The fires and storms, the pandemic, stupid conspiracy theories, Black Lives Matter, Trump and his sycophants...

Ilene Bilenky
Ridgway, CO Sept. 20
There is a reptilian brain need to believe this nonsense and to propagate it- because the believers are so terrified of the facts of the truth (and the lack of knowing what might be done to address those facts). The people who are true believers are pointless to discuss. They are too frightened. They need to believe this stuff. It is hopeless to address them. Dark times, indeed.

stormy
raleigh Sept. 20
With the natural buildup of combustible matter, combined with houses everywhere now and little land management, these fires will happen and will cause problems. Lots of things can start them and they will.
Len Arends California Sept. 20
You left out "a century of zero-tolerance policies toward wildland fires (creating precariously dense underbrush), and resistance to traditional controlled burning at the human/wilderness interface". It's not the whole story, but neither is climate change which, due to global technological leveling, is evermore the responsibility of China and India than Western civilization. Signed, a moderate progressive endlessly frustrated with breathless liberalism

Cenvalman
Fresno, CA Sept. 20
If only there were no arsonists. Here is a video of a woman who found a man on her property with matches in his hand (and no cigarettes, which was his excuse for having matches in his hand). She made a citizen's arrest. This happened in peaceful Oregon. Don't listen if you can't handle harsh language by a woman who is trying to save her property. Arson is real, and it is no joke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJW_M4pBCnY A man was arrested for arson in Southern Oregon. His fire damaged or destroyed numerous homes. https://abcnews.go.com/US/man-charged-arson-connection-almeda-fire-southern-oregon/story?id=72960208 Rumors of antifa notwithstanding, people in Oregon were looking for arsonists because there are arsonists.
Steve Fankuchen Oakland, CA Sept. 20
"Conspiracy theories" are, for the most part, not theories, merely assertions. A theory is subject to proof and disproof by evidence. In a world where truth has no inherent monetary value, don't expect it. To paraphrase President Clinton, "It's the internet, Stupid!" Follow the money: Agenda + Clickbaitability = Prominence That is the business model of the internet, a medium where "news" is whatever will produce the most clicks. As in profit. Unless and until the youngest generation developes a means of communication that does not depend on megacorporations, nothing will change. In the Sixties, a generation which disbelieved and had no honest access to the traditional media, created its own, the "alternative press." Hopefully, today's teenagers will develope their own way to communicate that is reliable. It is 100% guaranteed that if their "opposition" becomes an actual threat to the profits of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and the rest of their ilk, they will be cut off. As to why people attach themselves to "conspiracy theories", it's actually quite simple. Take QAnon for example: it is functionally just another religion competing for adherents. As with any religion, it offers its believers an explanation of what they deem is wrong while offering a path to right those wrongs. Certainty and simplicity: those are the essential elements of cults/religion/bumpersticker politics. And the internet guarantees that whatever you believe will be "validated."

Steve Fankuchen
Oakland, CA Sept. 20
"Conspiracy theories" are, for the most part, not theories, merely assertions. A theory is subject to proof and disproof by evidence. In a world where truth has no inherent monetary value, don't expect it. To paraphrase President Clinton, "It's the internet, Stupid!" Follow the money: Agenda + Clickbaitability = Prominence That is the business model of the internet, a medium where "news" is whatever will produce the most clicks. As in profit. Unless and until the youngest generation developes a means of communication that does not depend on megacorporations, nothing will change. In the Sixties, a generation which disbelieved and had no honest access to the traditional media, created its own, the "alternative press." Hopefully, today's teenagers will develope their own way to communicate that is reliable. It is 100% guaranteed that if their "opposition" becomes an actual threat to the profits of Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and the rest of their ilk, they will be cut off. As to why people attach themselves to "conspiracy theories", it's actually quite simple. Take QAnon for example: it is functionally just another religion competing for adherents. As with any religion, it offers its believers an explanation of what they deem is wrong while offering a path to right those wrongs. Certainty and simplicity: those are the essential elements of cults/religion/bumpersticker politics. And the internet guarantees that whatever you believe will be "validated."
AU San Diego, CA Sept. 20
" All this rumormongering leaves me feeling that the social fabric is unraveling, as if the shared understanding of reality that is the basis for any society is eroding." You betcha. (Palin doesn't look half bad compared to the current batch.) It's a simple formula: social media driven disinformation + extreme capitalism which leaves us with no real will to address it + legitimate grievances like racism and financial insecurity = craziness on all sides, fanned by a president whose personal agenda takes precedence over absolutely everything. All societies are constantly dealing with potentially destabilizing threats. Their institutions, media, leadership, and understanding of a common good are their immune system. Ours is compromised, we are destabilized.
Ludmilla Wightman Princeton NJ Sept. 20
How about a judicious Forrest management? We live in a period of global warming because of our planet axis precision, aggravated by the presence of an unprecedented population explosion needing more water, more food, the production of which needs more arable land, cutting trees, displacing wild animals, exhausting the aquifer. Cutting trees increases the CO2 in the atmosphere. More people in India, more cattle emitting methane, more old fashioned way of cooking food and producing more CO2 ... Permanent frost melting also sends more methane in the atmosphere ... The climate is extremely complex to permit exact modeling, but it is clear that if we want to stay healthy, it is vital to regularly clear our western forests of dead wood in order to prevent today's disaster of millions of people, particularly children with asthma and old people breathing the heavily polluted air. It is time to move to solar, wind power, electric trucks, cars etc. The technology is here. Let's hope that Biden will support clean air as means to better health. If all these years instead of using abstract terms like global warming or climate change, we have been appealing to people to keep the air clean in order to have better health, perhaps they would have stopped buying the behemoths cars, producing so much pollution?

Peter
Texas Sept. 20
As Nicholas and many readers on this page already know, this commentary is more evidence of how needlessly and recklessly polarized our country has become. When tribal instincts push people to look for anything - fact, fiction or fantasy - on social media or "rage commentary" that supports and validates their identities they will glom onto it faster than maggots on dead flesh. It is a sad state of affairs when so many people of all political persuasions will not take the time - even a few minutes - to question and investigate the latest "truth" being promoted. The new culture of low information consumers seems to be spreading as fast as a pandemic despite the heroic efforts of honest journalism. I wonder if low information consumption was so endemic to the citizens of Ancient Rome and Greece - long before Twitter, Facebook and Rage TV? People, please take a moment to "click" one step further to see if the latest conspiracy story is true. Why help propagate lies? It will only come back to haunt you, or your children.
ST New York, NY Sept. 20
Antifa or not, at least some of the big fires have been started by arsonists. Of this fact we have video proof. By downplaying or even denying it, the media are just as bad as the conspiracy theorists in promoting disinformation.

Bob Koelle
Livermore, CA Sept. 20
This reminds me of a time when people saw "Reds" behind anything that was going wrong in the country. Nothing new, but just as pathetically paranoid. I wonder how many people, or their parents, fit into both groups?

AT
Idaho Sept. 20
Here's another urban myth. Ok, more a lefty myth. That we can just keep adding people to this country (urban, suburban, rural, big city, anywhere and everywhere) and it won't have any effect. With the corollary that it's just a matter of "green new deal" or everybody getting a Prius or the dummies in the sticks realizing climate change is real and then we can just go on like this forever. We can't. Not only is our much hated lifestyle, which from what I can see, nobody really wants to give up, killing us, but believing 330 million Americans that add 2-3 million more a year is not a problem at all. Our entire way of life: endless population and economic growth is unsustainable. We don't need to wait until 2050 to see it. Just step outside.
Robert Out west Sept. 20
It is very difficult to teach people that "research," doesn't mean you go to some TV show or website you like and root around for stuff that tells you what you want to hear. One prob seems to be really simple: it takes actual work to do it right. Another is that research, done well, has an ugly habit of forcing you to think at least a little about whether your own ideas make any sense. And a third is that people really, really don't like it when their political views start getting contradicted by reality. It seems to be easier to change reality than to change views, even a little. Oh, and another prob? Too few Americans really read anything worth reading. I'm all for funsies (and I've probably read more crummy science fiction than all y'all put together) but one of the joys of walking around in Paris is seeing that the kiosks and bookstores still sell a ton of stuff on philosophy, lit, economics, and that everywhere, people actually read them. Books teach thought. Newsmax don't.
Steve Bolger New York City Sept. 20
@Beer Can Boyd: As a native-born American, I think the US fell down when the Congress put "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance in 1953, ostensibly to preclude anyone thinking about Godless communism, and gave itself a stroke.

J. Park
Seattle Sept. 20
We, all of us, need to stop accepting assertions without a source of any sort identified.

Donald
Florida Sept. 20
... So much for our useless 750 Billion dollar military budget.

Joe Smith
Chicago Sept. 20
Societies are supposed to evolve. Instead, we are descending backwards into the age of witch hunts.

Pop
PA Sept. 20
Amazing how ,close minded people become when, for them, everything is political.

Toto
Looking for Dorothy Sept. 20
The melting pot burned over. It is now a word salad. But appears there is a method to the madness. It is hard for the world to tell the madness from the method
ARL Texas Sept. 20
@Carolyn then there are the lies and the demonization of China and Russia by both parties to top it off. How can voters believe anything and decide before they vote?

Harcourt
Florida Sept. 20 Times Pick
Supporting this atmosphere of potential violence are some of my republican friends. They are mostly educated and not stupid. Yet they continue to support a man whom I think holds the responsibility for most of the violence if it comes. Now I want to get down to my point about these supporters. I believe they have succumbed to a cult-like dynamic. I say this because no rational person could possibly support Trump. Religious cults create this same addiction and irrationality. When my friends disagree with me, they try to put our friendship hostage to no further discussion of politics. They are unwilling to even be confronted with objections to their support of Trump. I have decided that I can always make new friends. What I do not want to do is take on the task of building a new country because I stayed silent.
Robbie J. Miami Florida Sept. 20
@Harcourt "They are mostly educated and not stupid." In my opinion, educated persons who behave as you describe never benefited from their education. Even worse, to me it seems like persons who behave like that are of the opinion that what they learnt in school is only for the purpose of writing the exams they needed to pass to get out of school. It was all just noise to them.

CA
Vermont Sept. 20 Times Pick
You nailed it. There is no longer "a shared reality" in America. So we have wildly different views of who Joe Biden and Donald Trump are. And how serious climate change is. And whether it's important to wear a mask. And if left-wing anarchists set forest fires. Thank you, Internet. Thank you, social media barons who refuse to ban Russian propaganda and manipulated videos. Thank you FCC that does not rein in Fox News and their promotion of lies. Who will step in and stop this madness?
AU San Diego, CA Sept. 20
@CA I agree with you completely except for the refusal to stop Russian interference. We can't. We can't unless we stop US interference in the process. The problem is that US interference, and rumor mongering, are the business model of these platforms which happen to be some of our largest companies. Extreme capitalism is preventing us from addressing any and all issues propagated by these companies. Russia is just a speck.

Objectivist
Mass. Sept. 20
Antifa adherents and wildfires ? Seems pretty far-fetched. Even ridiculous. But setting fire to occupied apartment buildings in Portland ? Oh yes, definitely. It happened, and more is on the menu, as well as municipal and federal buildings. Don't believe it ? Read the news releases for yourself, on the Portland Police Bureau's website.

James Thurber
Mountain View, CA Sept. 20
An excellent discussion of the perils of social media. Although newspapers, TV, radio, magazines have a historical principal of "generally" telling the truth, social media has opened up the world to every single Tom, Dick and Harry who with to spread their message. I believe that how we, as a nation, as a species, handle social media will define what happens over the next decade.
vw pgh Sept. 20
The state of this country is absolutely terrifying. While the shift to ever more conservative, insular, xenophobic, coroporate-controlled government has been going on for years, with the faux election of trump democracy is what has become fake, while common sense, empathy, and both fiscal and environmental responsibility have virtually disappeared. The US has gone off the deep end...

Mike S.
Eugene, OR Sept. 20 Times Pick
One of my neighbors has a bumper sticker that Covid is a Scamdemic and Plandemic...

Andy Makar
Mason County WA Sept. 20
Years ago I read a science fiction short story that is unsettling in its analogy to this situation. I starts with aliens visiting the Earth and accidently leaving behind a device that can allow metal to be manipulated by softening it, then hardening it. The device gets copied and mass produced. When they returned a year later, they come back and cannot fathom how their device could have resulted in anarchy. THAT is the internet. 5 Recommend Share
GP Oakland Sept. 20
@Andy Makar One supposes that is a reference to the origins of metalworking? And the societal changes it produced? Not bad.

GP
Oakland Sept. 20
Let me ask you all a question. If your neighbor told you the fire in a nearby Oregon town was started by antifa, how would you disprove it? Since you cannot provide evidence for a negative statement, it's difficult. There is actually some evidence that antifa did start the fire: a voice said it on the radio, and tv showed them lighting fireworks in Portland. This isn't very good evidence, but it is evidence, and you can't produce any evidence that antifa did not do it (because there can't be any.) So you are in the position of asking your neighbor to look at the quality of the evidence. This is something very few outside the legal and scientific world are capable of. But that is all you have. Ultimately, it really does go back to belief. How many of us could independently prove that the earth turns around the sun? Those of us who aren't astronomers choose to accept this belief based on what we've been told, and that's how it is with antifa starting the fires.

Blaise Descartes
Seattle Sept. 20
Kristof is afraid that fires in the West represent the new normal. The evidence suggests that this fear is well-founded. He is concerned about the government's paralysis. That is partly due to Trump, who stands a good chance of being reelected on November 3. He is worried about ordinary citizens seeking oversimplified answers and finding them in the conspiracy theories presenting the fire as the work of antifa. I am more worried about the breakdown in credibility of news sources like the NY Times, which finds itself in competition with Fox News and a host of online sources. Indeed, you-tube and facebook will select news stories for you, confirming whatever bias you bring to your reading of the news. There is no guarantee that democracy will survive. One of the things that keeps me up at night is the realization that not only the right, but the left, is subject to oversimplified presentations of global warming. Global warming is a consequence of too much population growth. But as we argue over freedoms for LGBTQ minorities liberals have neglected the importance of freedom of speech. And voices which have warned about population growth have been simply ignored by the left. It isn't enough to shift from Fords using gasoline to Teslas running on electricity. We also need to control population growth. The population of earth will double again by 2072 if current rates continue. Population growth threatens to overwhelm the attempts to move to clean energy. 2 Recommend

secular socialist dem
Bettendorf, IA Sept. 20
The scientific consensus will also conclude that not allowing wildfires to burn compounds the problem. While what I am about to type is not science, continued development in fire prone areas amplifies and compounds every aspect of the problem. From my perspective the system has evolved to socializing cost and privatizing cost in every way. I don't see it getting better, until such time as individuals are held accountable this should be considered normal.
deb inWA Sept. 20
@secular socialist dem PG&E just paid billions in fines and PLEADED GUILTY in starting last year's Paradise fire. They also have already admitted fault in several fires started by their faulty, untended grid. "Individuals" don't need to be held accountable unless there are rules in place for them to follow regarding wildfire. There already are. Most already do. Why do folks act so proud about their 'anti-science' opinion? It's not like this conversation isn't ongoing; nobody argues that development in fire prone areas' carries risks. So does rebuilding in Oklahoma, Florida and Louisiana..... You're right (although confused) about socializing RISK and privatizing PROFIT. See PG&E above.
S Day Texas Sept. 20
Unsure how people lighting fires directly indicates climate change is corroborated. The fellow who was arrested in Tacoma, WA: https://thepostmillennial.com/antifa-activist-charged-for-fire-set-in-washington Looking to past wildfires, like the one's in Montana & Idaho in 2008, 5.5 million acres were burned and certain interest groups advocated for them to burn out because it's apart of the natural cycle. Federal government shouldn't send assistance unless it's possibly to communities in threat of burning, who are humans to say we ought to stop mother nature? It's natural to let these fires burn, if you try to hinder it's course you are stopping the cycle.
Doug Terry Maryland, Washington DC metro Sept. 20 Times Pick
Why do people believe wild stupid things more than actual facts? Partly it is because they like the wild stupid thing more, it gives them some weird comfort. It is also because people are busying with their lives and don't have time to gather enough information to counter the wild rumor that flies around faster than the speed of sound. The most important aspect of successful conspiracy theories is they impart to the person holding them the idea that they are smarter than other people and have "cracked the code" that explains everything or a lot of big things that people don't understand. Reading, thinking, considering and re-considering can seem like hard work, particularly if it is foreign to one's experience and life training. Why not just lock on to a cool idea that comes around, even if it is weird? .

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Murphy San Francisco Sept. 20 Times Pick
This story highlights for me an equally growing problem, the "selective framing" by media outlets on the left and right (NYT and Fox as just two examples). To read Mr Kristof's version, you may believe that arsonists are wild figments of the unhinged radical right imagination. To read the same story on Fox, Antifa arsonists are working their way up your street.

Kristin
Portland, OR Sept. 20 Times Pick
"...the shared understanding of reality that is the basis for any society is eroding." And yet reality still exist. Normally, if someone starts to exhibit the kind of behavior that these "vigilantes" are - screaming about boogeymen, thinking people are out to get them, engaging in aggressive behavior based on paranoid fantasies, creating self-reinforcing delusions, becoming obsessed with baseless conspiracy theories - we would rightly diagnose them as being mentally ill, and to the extent that they represent a danger to others, confine them. I don't think we can afford to see this as just a time of extreme differences of opinion. Facts, truth and reality are still actual, tangible things. And those who have become so disassociated from them that they are stopping vehicles and hunting down their fellow citizen need to be dealt with appropriately.

phornbein
Colorado Sept. 20
We have been witnessing the start of the Second Civil War in America. If we accept the definition of a civil war as a conflict between factions of citizens for either secession or control of the government--including organizations within the existing government--then we are in the beginning stages of a Second Civil War. The question is what the level of violence will be (not will there be violence, but how much violence). We are beginning to see indications of that level. When naturally or accidentally caused wildfires are attributed to one faction as a way to stoke the fires of civil violence, then physical violence between factions is a heartbeat away simply because of the falsity and extremity of the accusations. The era of peaceful protest has passed because of the intensity of feelings on both sides; the anger produced when a government begins denying civil rights, e.g., Freedom of Speech and the Right to Assemble, through legal actions where protest organizers could be charged with sedition (see Barr's comments, 9/16/2020, NYT), which then suggests that all protests become illegal, the fires of violence are stoked. With a heavily-armed populace on both sides, gunfire is a hair-trigger pull away. If Trump and the Republican's intention was to remake America in their image (I leave it to you to supply that image), they are succeeding. If Putin's intention was to bring down America, he is succeeding. If Xi's intention was to dominate the world, he is on that path. Vote 33 Recommend Share
Jumblegym Longmont CO Sept. 20
@phornbein They may have already done it. Keep your powder dry.

Mac
New York Sept. 20
The social fabric has unraveled. Aided and abetted by the world of the social networks....
Brooklyncowgirl USA. Sept. 20
... There's an old saying "Those who the gods would destroy they first make mad." I have come to the conclusion that America has gone qute a long way down that road.
Jontavious Atlanta Sept. 20
And yet, Mr. Kristoff, you never make mention of the real threat that groups like Antifa and other radical left rioters pose to this country (forgetting about attacks on federal buildings in Portland? Attempts to firebomb courthouses? Violence against law enforcement officers?). No, instead it's always Trump, or Trump supporters who are your focus. I do not know whether Antifa has been involved in any of these recent fires, but I do know that these violent elements on the left pose a massive danger to our democracy. You are correct about one thing, though: We should brace ourselves. It's just "what" we need to brace for that is off mark in your article...
Jean CA Sept. 19
It's heartbreaking to watch these three West Coast states burned. For days, the sky was red and the air was unbreathable. But the saddest part was the feeling of helplessness.

Aram Hollman
Arlington, MA Sept. 19
40 years ago, I hitchhiked around the Pacific Northwest during the summer after Mt. St. Helens blew up. Mt. Rainier was ash-coated, as were the wild blueberries I often ate. Epic and Biblical are words inadequate to describe that destruction near Mt. St. Helens, with millions of huge, old trees blown down, piles of mud, and rivers diverted. Yet I and others knew that eventually, that land would regrow, and it did.
Stephanie Wood Montclair NJ Sept. 20
I see a lot of egotism and self-love on both sides. The so-called progressives in our community are breeding at baby boom levels, driving SUVs, and, before the pandemic, you'd see a dozen school buses idling outside every school. Development is out of control as people flee from the city, and people flee from here, or downsize, and breed and breed and breed. Two years ago, we had a flash flood and our street was under water, and there was a lot of damage all over town. Hurricane Irene in 2011 left many with over a foot of water in their basements. And let's not even start on Sandy. My friend lives in Pensacola; their downtown area is under three or four feet of water from Hurricane Sally. It's not just fire, it's floods, and it's not just the GOP which is the problem...
Ted Magnuson Portland OR Sept. 19
That the fires have become a political football is well covered in this piece. As was the climate change crisis...

John Brown
Idaho Sept. 19
I don't blame anyone for guarding their roads if they think arsonists are about. The Tillamook Burn was larger and more devastating than these fires but are we to blame climate change ? Environmentalists and Liberals who do not even live out West, who did not rely upon Logging, placed their concerns about the Spotted Owl and Virgin Forests about the danger of Forest Fires and the livelihood of Loggers and the Towns and Peoples who depended upon Logging. Managed Logging of Forests is not an inherently evil act. Clearing the bush and dead trees is not bad in and of itself. Let Logging companies responsibly manage sections of the Forrests, let Towns clear fire breaks around their perimeters. Place large Water towers in strategic points throughout the Forests, huge mounds of dirt/sand/gravel next to them so that the Firefighters have what they need to fight the fires. Force developers to build houses 50 feet apart. Require fireproof roofs, require thinning of trees in housing developments. Require volunteer Fire Departments in every neighborhood so that if they do nothing else, they can cut a fire break, water down the grasses around their neighborhoods, chase and extinguish embers, something/anything versus fleeing their homes without putting up a fight.

Robert
Seattle Sept. 19
"... dry conditions exacerbated by climate change coupled with an unusual windstorm ..." May I add that a couple of other things have also contributed to making the fires worse or making them harder to manage? For a century or so, in California, Oregon and Washington we have not been letting the normal, periodic fires burn. Consequently, a great deal of fuel has built up on the forest floor. Second, folks have increasingly been building homes or even neighborhoods in places which have historically seen such normal, periodic fires.

Elizabeth
CA Sept. 20
@Robert Yes. But now controlled burns are a bit problematic, given the droughts, the heat, the massive fuel loads from all the dead trees. It's just so easy for the controlled burns to get out of control.

Carver
Oregon Sept. 19
Hi, I am from Clackamas County metro. Every time a FaceBook "Friend" (and I personally know all of mine) posted a rumor, I tried to find the footage from any of our 4 local news stations to depute their post but they just shared another one. One said she didn't trust KGW 8 the local NBC station and when I told her the same story was on KPTV 12, the local Fox station. She said, "I'm just stressed"
M.i. Estner Wayland, MA Sept. 19
@David Biesecker Remember that half the people are of below average intelligence. That may answer the existence of the small percentage of conspiracy theorists. One problem is social media provides free and outsized loudspeaker systems that enables them to find each other.

GreenSpirit
Pacific Northwest Sept. 19
@M.i. Estner First, let me identify myself as a liberal Democrat who has a masters degree. I find it more than disheartening when half of the country, or half of rural or not formally educated folks are said to have low intelligent quotas, critical thinking skills or analytical abilities. You better believe that when a highly trained Eastern Oregon firefighter is assessing how to save peoples lives, homes and land, has to quickly act with their many faceted skill set and are calling on abilities you or I would not be able to fathom. Same with farmers of large pieces of complicated crops and land. Same with city managers, librarians, and social workers for the elderly--all having low city budgets. What about the veterinarians, doctors and nurses in rural areas? This is exactly the same as calling Black or Hispanics people of lower intelligence. And, there are different types of intelligence. I know a literary critic, a liberal Democrat, who doesn't have the critical thinking skills to run her own home or raise her children. If you look, you can see these same differences in any group. It has to do with the way people are raised, what they are using their skill sets for, what information they are used to consuming, money, ideology, etc...And it has to do with being devalued for growing your food, producing your meat, chicken and eggs. I'm not excusing the violence, guns, racism and hatred. These divides have been with us for ages. Please don't stoke the fires.

Usok
Houston Sept. 19
If we have a selfish federal government, then we will have selfish states and people. Everyone is for himself or herself. No one will think about other people or public good. It all started from the top
Kathy Lollock Santa Rosa, CA Sept. 19
In 2017, 2018, and 2019 northern California's new phenomenon of forceful 40 to 60 miles per hour winds - in Fall, no less - caused old and aging electrical equipment to malfunction. As a consequence, too much of Santa Rosa burnt to the ground, and the entire town of Paradise ceased to exist. This year during the heat of a hotter than usual summer following yet another dry winter, we had dry lightning strikes from Sonoma County to Santa Clara County and beyond.

Stuck on a mountain
New England Sept. 19
Yes, the science is clear and you fail to mention it. The forest fires reach critical mass and spread because of the surplus of dead or dying trees. They are there because the federal government essentially no longer allows logging on its vast landholdings and also fails to allow controlled burns to clean out the tinderbox. I won't bother attaching a link because any Google search proves the point. Why focus on hysteria and rumermongering among the Deplorables? Come on, Mr. Kristof, you were a Deplorable once (when you were a kid growing up in the countryside) as was I. Please defend them sometimes, particularly when the actual causes are so well documented.

Jorn
Sagebrush Country Sept. 19
@Stuck on a mountain Western States are working to clear the brush from forests where, due to our previous incomplete understanding of forest ecology, fires were suppressed for a century. However, the cost is astronomical and there are millions of acres left to clear. Spending their entire forest management budgets fighting current wildfires doesn't help. We've been doing controlled burns for decades but in many areas, they're now too dangerous. Dry forests and a dense understory can quickly turn a "controlled burn" into a conflagration. Many ranchers and timber companies who profit from our state and national forests seem unwilling to pay to keep those forests healthy. People who live in or near forests mostly have incomes too low to pay for forest management. The National Forest Service, Department of the Interior and USDA have made some progress, but the problem is huge. Saying we can prevent forest fires by allowing larger timber harvests is an oversimplification. No solution to this complex issue will be simple, perfect or cheap.

Glenn Ribotsky
Queens Sept. 19
Wacky conspiracy theories to explain seemingly bizarre and unusual occurrences have been around since the dawn of human cognition. But in an electronic/social media age, these get spread even faster than a wind-blown fire climbs a canyon hillside. Previously, they were spread one set of ears at a time; now millions of eyes can read them every second. And that is a major part of the problem.

DeHypnotist
West Linn, Oregon Sept. 19
As a grad student in sociology, having lived through the 60s and participated in the counterculture, I was deeply intrigued by the social construction of reality - how we come to share a taken-for-granted world. This is a long-standing concern within sociological social psychology. We examined how language, interpersonal communications, media and social structure shaped ones perception of one's self, what is real, what's important. At the time, however, this was considered theoretical and academic. 40 years later, understanding how Americans' realities have come to diverge is no longer armchair social science. It's urgent and in our faces, as is the question of how can we heal this terrible fracturing of our world?

Alex B
Newton, MA Sept. 19
@DeHypnotist Yes. When studying for the degree in and then teaching sociology in my early years, I learned that, too. But, I have to admit, it's actually taken all the decades of life since then, and now the obvious confirmation of it by this current 'reality' to actually realize, deep down in my guts, that we 'make up' our so-called 'social reality' simply to serve the most basic of biological requirements: the need to dominate in the deadly completion with the other 'tribes' of our species just to survive. We are, after all, animals like all the others, no matter how much we blab about how much 'smarter' we are.

Metaecongary
Show Low, AZ Sept. 20
@Alex B The primal driver, deep in the core of our brain, is usefully thought of as "reptilian." Cold-blooded. Egoistic. Hedonistic. And, in extreme cases, narcissistic, and, heaven forbid when all three are present...

Linda
Anchorage Sept. 19
I lived for a few years in Brazil when it was a dictatorship. The similarities between Brazil and what is happening in the US is startling. The police were being used to quell peaceful protesters and the justice system co-opted by authorities, fear mongering were present, just as now in the US....

Lois Ruble
San Diego Sept. 19
I didn't live in the US from 1977-1999, only visiting on short trips. That enabled me to see changes in society that were slow and not seen by those residing here. And when I came back permanently I could feel immediately a deep change....

JD Athey
Oregon Sept. 20
@Thomas Murphy 'Pandering to the lowest common denominator is how they play their game, and always have:'
Agoldstein Pdx Sept. 19
Perhaps an apt metaphor for the "danger sign ahead" is the approach of a Category three hurricane and it's increasing in intensity. One of the stark disconnects is between the message in an article like this and the politicians and citizens who are little concerned about tempering rhetoric and elevating the importance of eschewing misinformation. We are in the Misinformation Age and the victims of a cyber war, evolving into a civil war.
Giogio Houston Sept. 20
@ML What is happening here? These are the beginnings of what happened in Germany in the 30s. Over there the reason was the loss of WWI. Here, is the obvious decline of the American lifestyle and we have not seen anything yet. The range of the economic decline is covered by 7 trillion dollars in phony money. I fervently hope and pray that is not too late to stop the process. All men and women of goodwill have to rally to restore a sane, and one, country . Stay safe! It is going to get worse before it gets better.

grennan
green bay Sept. 19
@FunkyIrishman Right on. Water is an enormous issue waiting to happen here -- and Wisconsin is estimated to have between 10 and 20 percent of the world's fresh water (depending on how it's calculated and whether that includes some of Lakes Michigan and Superior. A Dept. of Climate, Weather and Water would be a logical cabinet department.

poslug
Cambridge Sept. 20
@FunkyIrishman And polluting the potable water continues sometimes by the most resolvable modern approaches: sewers and water treatment plants. Reagan ended federal funding for sewers leaving septic systems (and now ancient sewers) where sewers would lead to protected fresh water. All the medicines, chemicals, and toxins seep unseen but very real into fresh and also salt water. We are not a modern nation any more.

[Sep 23, 2020] Costco CANCELS Palmetto Cheese after foodmaker's owner criticizes Black Lives Matter on Facebook, triggers woke brigade boycott

Looks like neoliberal Dems are playing with fire. Another couple of such success stories and Biden can safely enroll to the assisted living senior citizen community where he belongs. This is an excellent way to mobilize Trump voters. Just look at the comments section of this story.
This is somewhat similar to hysteria in Germany in 1930th.
Notable quotes:
"... And Costco was once a retail store. Bravo! Today transformed into a political party? ..."
Sep 23, 2020 | www.rt.com

Costco has halted sales of Palmetto Cheese, a popular brand of pimento cheese spread that had been offered in over 120 of its stores, after the company's owner triggered outrage with a Facebook post criticizing Black Lives Matter.

A sign posted at a store in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, indicates that Palmetto Cheese has been discontinued and will not be ordered again by Costco. The retailer hasn't made a statement on its decision, but the move came after consumers called for a boycott of the brand because of social media comments by Palmetto Cheese's owner, Brian Henry.

"This BLM and Antifa movement must be treated like the terror organizations that they are," Henry said in an August 25 Facebook post that has since been deleted. He wrote the message in response to the alleged shootings of three white people by a black man in Georgetown, South Carolina. He complained that BLM and Antifa were being allowed to "lawlessly destroy great American cities and threaten their citizens on a daily basis" and declared "All lives matter. There, I said it. So am I a racist now?"

This is the owner of Palmetto Cheese. Racism is not it. #boycottpalmettochese pic.twitter.com/PbscLB9UCU

-- Liv 🌙 (@LivCountess) August 25, 2020

The reaction on social media was swift, with commenters calling Henry a racist. Activists jumped into action with a boycott campaign against Palmetto Cheese. A Twitter account was set up mocking the company as "Appropriation Cheese," because of its use of a black woman on its packaging who worked for the company before dying earlier this year.

Activists on the Appropriation Cheese page celebrated Costco's decision and pressed for more. One commenter on Tuesday thanked Costco and demanded that Kroger, Lowes Foods and other retailers cancel Palmetto Cheese. Another boycott supporter called on Publix Super Markets to drop the product, saying: "Costco pulled Palmetto Cheese because of the open racism of its owner. We are hoping you are considering the same." Still another said: "Attention Corporate America. This is how you ally."

But others lamented Costco's move and the divisiveness it represents. "This is how divided the country has become," one commenter tweeted. "Even store chains are picking sides now. This is insane." There were those who defended Henry, saying that criticizing the group doesn't mean that one is racist.

Henry, who also is mayor of the small South Carolina coastal town of Pawleys Island, may have squandered a chance to inspire a boycott-backlash movement – like that which Goya Foods enjoyed after its owner was vilified for praising President Donald Trump – when he issued an apology on September 3. He said his comments were "hurtful and insensitive."

"I spent the last 10 days listening and learning," Henry said. "The conversations I have had with friends, our staff, the community and faith-based leaders provided me with a deeper understanding of racial inequality and the importance of diversity sensitivity."

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Henry added that his family and company will donate $100,000 in the first year of a new foundation set up to improve race relations, and Palmetto Cheese will rebrand its product "to be more sensitive to cultural diversity." In addition to having a picture of a black woman, the current packaging refers to Palmetto Cheese as "the pimento cheese with soul."

The company sold more than 15 million units last year in about 4,000 stores. Henry warned that a boycott would only hurt the hundreds of people employed by the company in South Carolina.

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uncledon 8 hours ago

I guess I'm a racist as I believe all lives matter! I believe that people have a reason and the right to peacefully protest. People do not have a right to murder, to plunder, to destroy properties and businesses, to loot and set fires! If these things are done under the BLM movement it is lawlessness. If we are to have a peaceful and productive society we need law and order not total chaos. If the BLM wants to make change, (and change is sorely needed) then sets some rules in your organized protest that gives it strength and power. Every smashed window, every fire, every looted business and every intimidation to innocent bystanders is a reason for people like myself not to support your cause.

KarlthePoet 9 hours ago

It's too bad that the American consumers haven't started a boycott of the Jewish Banking Cartel, which ultimately controls the US government and Wall Street. A cheese spread isn't the problem in America.

JG1547 10 hours ago

And the stupidity continues. Sad

CrabbyB 7 hours ago

Avoid social media other than trying to garner sales. Avoid any chit-chat or opinions, just bare minimum contact that suits your business purpose and that's it. The mob harmed but using Fakebook as a soapbox was the big mistake

VillageIdiot34 4 hours ago

Keep it up amerimutts.

With this rate of acceleration we are talking civil war before Christmas. I can already see it; the corporate communists, backed by every globalist for-profit corporations against "real capitalism has never been tried" gang. Less fighting abroad, more fighting domestic. It's a win/win for everyone else

Jack The Man 3 hours ago

Absolutely right and principled action by Costco. And BTW, who on earth would like to eat this processed garbage anyway?

rightmove 5 hours ago

And Costco was once a retail store. Bravo! Today transformed into a political party? I'm in Australia and won't be shopping at Costco. The customer can decide if the BLM impacts their choice of merchandise, not the damn seller.

Mistermal 6 hours ago

According to Webster's Dictionary: "The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes." Costco CEO simply told the truth. BLM is an openly racist, violent hate group.

Alan Hart 3 hours ago

Will Costco also ban Israeli goods - because of their criticism of PLM (Palestinian Lives Matter)...??

Flyingscotsman 3 hours ago

Simple, boycott Costco. I bet all these so called republican white Supremacist racists spend more there , than all these keyboard woke warriors!

[Sep 23, 2020] And why GLM protests are concentared on Oregon?

Sep 23, 2020 | www.nytimes.com


Augury Unhappy Bird Watcher, State of Grave Doubt Sept. 20

Oregon's racial demographics White alone, percent 86.7% Black or African American alone, percent 2.2% Alabama's racial demographics White alone, percent 69.1% Black or African American alone, percent26.8%

[Sep 21, 2020] Tucker: Democrats do nothing to discourage rage mobs

Notable quotes:
"... We are witnessing a political game of chess where the only pieces being moved are the pawns, while the king and queen sit safely on a different board. ..."
Sep 21, 2020 | www.youtube.com


Keegan Fuhs , 3 weeks ago

The 2020 presidential ticket is literally Americans vs domestic terrorists.


MasterOfThe Universe
, 2 weeks ago

Anybody find it ironic that it was a white "guy" yelling uncle tom to the black cop??

Jade Warrior , 2 weeks ago (edited)

"Every kingdom divided against itself comes to ruin, and every city and house divided against itself will not stand"....


Tyrone Shoelaces
, 23 hours ago

We are witnessing a political game of chess where the only pieces being moved are the pawns, while the king and queen sit safely on a different board.

Peter Brown , 2 weeks ago

@ 6:29 ""There needs to be unrest in the streets as there is unrest in our lives"" When the elite oligarchy ignore peaceful protests, you get aggressive uprisings. It's human nature and good ol' fashioned patriotism.

[Sep 20, 2020] CJ Hopkins Exposes The Final Act In 'The War On Populism'

Highly recommended!
These sociopaths are messed up world again.
Sep 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored (mostly satirically) by CJ Hopkins via The Consent Factory,

So, it appears the War on Populism is building toward an exciting climax. All the proper pieces are in place for a Class-A GloboCap color revolution , and maybe even civil war. You got your unauthorized Putin-Nazi president, your imaginary apocalyptic pandemic, your violent identitarian civil unrest, your heavily-armed politically-polarized populace, your ominous rumblings from military quarters you couldn't really ask for much more.

OK, the plot is pretty obvious by now (as it is in all big-budget action spectacles, which is essentially what color revolutions are), but that won't spoil our viewing experience. The fun isn't in guessing what is going to happen. Everybody knows what's going to happen. The fun is in watching Bruce, or Sigourney, or "the moderate rebels," or the GloboCap "Resistance," take down the monster, or the terrorists, or Hitler, and save the world, or democracy, or whatever.

[Sep 20, 2020] 'BLM Karen'- Activist rages against drugstore manager, claims he RISKED LIVES by calling police on black shoplifters

The woke left, once useful foot soldiers for the Dems, are chasing voters into the arms of Trump, as emboldened monsters prove
Sep 18, 2020 | www.rt.com
A Black Lives Matter activist in Washington has gone into social media hiding after her efforts to dox a CVS drugstore manager for calling the police on two suspected shoplifters didn't go over as swimmingly as she planned.

The chain of events began when the woman, Charity Sade, started recording police who were questioning two black men outside a CVS store. At one point, an officer warns one of the suspects not to interrupt him while he's talking to the other man, saying "His freedom is dependent on your actions." Sade then interjects, asking the officer for his name and badge number.

She then films another video of herself confronting the CVS manager inside the store for calling the police. The manager explains that it's company policy to contact the police when a shoplifter exits the store without paying for merchandise. He added that he chose not to press charges against the men, but asked the police to inform them that they could no longer shop at his store.

Sade then berates the manager, saying, "It's not your merchandise. It's the store's. So, you know what happens... You decided to call the police on two black people that stole, that allegedly took something from the store because you're willing to uphold the policy, and they could have lost their lives."

When the manager replied that he follows CVS policy, not the woman's policy, Sade said, "So you're willing to risk someone's lives for what, $30,000 a year?"

The manager told her that he saw no such risk, thanked her and began to walk away, at which point Sade asked for his name. When he refused to answer, she asked another employee. The manager shot back: "No one's going to tell you my name when you're in here videotaping us so that you can try to elicit some sort of violence. It's not going to happen." Sade then attempted to turn the tables, accusing the manager of trying to elicit violence against the black men by calling the police.

The woman, who identifies herself as a comedian, activist and teacher, posted the videos to her Twitter account on Thursday, including a picture of the CVS manager and the policeman's badge number, along with hashtags #BLM and #PeopleOverProperty. To her surprise, reaction was overwhelmingly negative and she later made her Twitter account private and deleted her Instagram account. She also attempted to organize a protest outside the store on Facebook.

Twitter users saved Sade's videos before access to her accounts was blocked, enabling the discussion of her conduct to continue. Author and media critic Mark Dice called her a BLM "Karen," while conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said anyone who disagreed with the CVS manager's explanation "should be institutionalized." Journalist Jessica O'Donnell of The Blaze said that lowering standards for black people, suggesting that they should be allowed to shoplift, is "actually the racist thing in the scenario."

[Sep 15, 2020] 'We HOPE THEY DIE'- Blocking emergency room and wishing death on ambushed officers may be final straw in BLM's PR suicide -- RT Op-ed

Sep 15, 2020 | www.rt.com

'We HOPE THEY DIE': Blocking emergency room and wishing death on ambushed officers may be final straw in BLM's PR suicide 13 Sep, 2020 22:41 / Updated 16 hours ago Get short URL 'We HOPE THEY DIE': Blocking emergency room and wishing death on ambushed officers may be final straw in BLM's PR suicide FILE PHOTO; People take part in an All Black Lives Matter march in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 14, 2020. © REUTERS/Ringo Chiu REUTERS/Ringo Chiu 370 Follow RT on RT

By Tony Cox , a US journalist who has written or edited for Bloomberg and several major daily newspapers. Black Lives Matter may finally have found its bridge too far – the point of absurdity and overreaching vileness that finally destroys support for the "Marxist" political movement in all but the most extreme reaches of the left.

BLM has offered up many self-fails in recent weeks, the sort of anecdotes that stick in the minds of observers and turn the tide of public opinion against a cause that millions of Americans were eager to support initially. Even more than the group's nonsensical demands -- such as defunding police departments and "remaking" the US political system – its tactics are making it impossible for politically independent Americans to support.

Those tactics have included spreading false rumors about an Aug. 10 police shooting in Chicago, then racing downtown to loot the city's most posh retailers, then defending the theft as "reparations." Then there was the mob attack on a white motorist in Portland, who was pulled from his truck and brutally beaten before being left motionless in the street, and the torching of black-owned businesses around the nation.

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Other incidents have brought the senselessness closer to home for many Americans, such as the BLM groups that marched through residential streets of such cities as Seattle and Portland late at night, threatening homeowners and chanting such messages as, "Wake up, wake up, wake up motherf***er, wake up." Other BLM mobs have descended on outdoor restaurants from Washington to Rochester, New York, screaming at diners and demanding displays of obedient solidarity, such as raising a fist.

But Saturday night's BLM debacle was the clincher, as protesters blocked the emergency room entrance and exit at a Los Angeles hospital after two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were ambushed and shot repeatedly in their parked patrol car for no apparent reason. The protesters blocked the ER while yelling "We hope they die," prompting the Sheriff's Department to send out a tweet saying, "People's lives are at stake when ambulances can't get through."

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As if that wasn't bad enough, as deputies tried to arrest a protester who refused to disperse, a reporter for government-funded National Public Radio interfered and had to be arrested, the Sheriff's Department said. The reporter, Josie Huang , did not identify herself as a journalist and didn't have any press credentials with her, the department said.

Protesters taunted police outside the hospital, saying such things as, "You're all f***ing dying one by one ."

A video on social media also showed a celebratory reaction at the scene of the shooting, where a smiling witness said repeatedly, "They just aired the police out, ni**a."

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Evidence of the damage that the anti-racism protest movement is doing to itself is showing up in polling, including President Donald Trump gaining ground on Democrat challenger Joe Biden in the presidential race. In Oregon, where violent protests have dragged on for more than 100 straight days, 66 percent of respondents in a DHM Research poll said they disapprove of the demonstrations. To put that in perspective, a Republican presidential candidate hasn't won in Oregon since 1984.

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Trump has had some success in painting Biden and other Democrats as enablers of rioting. The shifting political winds prompted CNN host Don Lemon to sound an alarm late last month, saying Democrats were trying to ignore the problem and risked losing votes in November.

Biden has tried to take a more strident tone against rioting since then and said Sunday that the Los Angeles shooting was "cold-blooded" and "unconscionable." He said the shooter "must be brought to justice." Trump took the excoriation further, saying that if the deputies die, "fast trial, death penalty for the killer – only way to stop this."

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Understanding that they'll need strong voting support from people in the protest movement, Democrats are trying to walk a fine line between condemning rioters and condoning violence. Their hope is that the pieces can be picked up after the election.

"I'm voting for the guy who knows how to restore justice and peace, not the guy who incites more violence," financial adviser Lili Balfour said on Twitter. "If Trump wins, we'll be in a civil war for the next four years. I'm ready for peace and reconciliation."

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Therefore Biden speaks out against shooting police, but he's quiet about celebration of shooting police and wishing death upon them.

But actions like what we witnessed Saturday night in Los Angeles are just too repugnant to look the other way. Americans who are asked to raise a fist in support of BLM or vote for the demonstrators' chosen candidate can't help but cringe about the conduct of whom they're standing with.

ALSO ON RT.COM The woke left, once useful foot soldiers for the Dems, are chasing voters into the arms of Trump, as emboldened monsters prove

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[Sep 14, 2020] The Left's extreme behavior is solidifying support for Trump; it's as if BLM has been invented by the Republicans by Diana Bruk

Sep 14, 2020 | www.rt.com

By Diana Bruk , a Russian-American journalist living in New York, who has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, Cosmopolitan, Esquire and Elle, amongst other publications.

Many people who previously would have never considered voting for Donald Trump will now do so due to the excesses of the social justice brigade. The Left's failure to understand basic human psychology could decide the election.

I've always considered myself a soft Liberal. But the last few months have really brought out my conservative side, and I'm not the only one. I've recently spoken to several working class people who were told they were being laid off just before getting an email saying the company was looking to "diversify its staff," and their responses were all the same: "F**k this, I'm voting for Trump."

One of my issues with social activism has always been that it centers around an idea and doesn't take basic human psychology into account. I understand that racism in America exists and should be eradicated. I understand and agree with the fact that there should be more people of color in white collar positions. I also understand that white, working-class people have families to feed and bills to pay, and that the only natural response to being fired and replaced by a person of color is to vote for Trump as a means of revenge.

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I'm ashamed to say I've had to fight off the same thoughts in the last few weeks. I'm white and well-educated, so, by Liberal standards, I'm automatically privileged. But I don't have family money to fall back on, and need and want to work. I used to get a decent amount of assignments and opportunities from a Facebook group for female writers, but, lately, every post says "BIPOC writers only." Theoretically, I'm all for it. If I were lounging around daddy's pool posting socially aware updates all day, I'd be even more for it. But I'm not and I also need to eat.

Russian-American immigrants have been more pissed off than I've ever seen them lately, and I understand why. In addition to all of the usual issues, they have to deal with feeling like they're black and white at the same time. To be light-skinned means getting fired or otherwise attacked for not being a person of color. But to have an accent and need to work to make a living makes you a minority. Social media makes it seem like everyone is either a 'Karen' or 'Straight Outta Compton,' but there's a lot of in between, and those are the people who are being forgotten. And they're the ones who vote.

When I tell my social justice friends that there are a lot of working class white people who feel marginalized right now, their response is always the same: "Well, that's how black people have felt for a long time." I totally get that and I agree. But there's a difference between justice and revenge. And it's also an election year. The Black Lives Matter movement is important, but it's so poorly timed that, were I a conspiracy theorist, I would say that the Republicans were behind it all along.

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So this is my message to all of my social justice friends: I know you mean well, but be smart about this. None of us wants Trump to get re-elected. We're already stuck with Acceptable Under the Circumstances Joe Biden because of all of the in-fighting between Elizabeth Warren supporters and Bernie Sanders aficionados.

You have to understand that being antagonistic is just going to make the Other Side feel defensive and lash out. This is, once again, basic human psychology, and it will not get you the results you want, and then you're just going to whine and moan about it as usual.

I saw a viral Simpsons clip recently that summed things up nicely. An elephant runs through the Republican National Convention, which has banners saying "We want what's worst for everyone" and "We're just plain evil." Then it runs through a Democratic National Convention, which has banners saying "We can't govern" and "We hate life and ourselves." I get that you feel guilty for being white and wealthy and having a lot when others have so little. Recognize that, own it, and stop being so self-righteous about it.

Recognize that posting hateful comments on the walls of people whose opinions differ from yours is cyber-bullying, which you are purportedly against. Recognize that hating on people who are having anxiety attacks over wearing masks and the general situation means bullying people with mental health issues, which you are also purportedly against. And recognize that if you are going to make large swaths of people feel attacked by Democrats, you are pushing them right into Trump's stiff, unstable embrace.

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[Sep 10, 2020] Is BLM the Mask behind which the Oligarchs Operate, by Mike Whitney

Highly recommended!
In short black people are used as pawns in the political struggle between two neoliberal clans fighting for power, using students without perspectives of gaining meaningful employment as a ram. We saw this picture before in a different country. And riots do reverse gains achieved in civil right struggle since 1960th, so they are also net losers. Racial tensions in the USA definitely increased dramatically.
Notable quotes:
"... Bottom line: "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning represent the ideological foundation upon which the war on America is based. The "anti-white" dogma is the counterpart to the massive riots that have rocked the country. These phenomena are two spokes on the same wheel. They are designed to work together to achieve the same purpose. The goal is create a "racial" smokescreen that conceals the vast and willful destruction of the US economy, the $5 trillion dollar wealth-transfer that was provided to Wall Street, and the ferocious attack on the emerging, mainly-white working class "populist" movement that elected Trump and which rejects the globalist plan to transform the world into a borderless free trade zone ruled by cutthroat monopolists and their NWO allies. ..."
"... This is a class war dolled-up to look like a race war. Americans will have to look beyond the smoke and mirrors to spot the elites lurking in the shadows. There lies the cancer that must be eradicated. ..."
"... The current situation cannot exist without the complicity of the secret services and the police. The heads of the secret services are either part of the cabal or close their eyes in fear ..."
"... There can be no single oligarch. It must be a larger group but very united by fear and a common goal. This can only be achieved if they are all Jews or Masons. Or both under a larger umbrella like some kind of pedo-ritual killing-satan worshiper. Soros can't do it alone. ..."
"... Of course politicians are corrupt and complicit but usually they are not the leaders ..."
Sep 08, 2020 | www.unz.com
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Here's your BLM Pop Quiz for the day: What do "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning tell us about what's going on in America today?

They point to deeply-embedded racism that shapes the behavior of white people They suggest that systemic racism cannot be overcome by merely changing attitudes and laws They alert us to the fact that unresolved issues are pushing the country towards a destructive race war They indicate that powerful agents -- operating from within the state– are inciting racial violence to crush the emerging "populist" majority that elected Trump to office in 2016 and which now represents an existential threat to the globalist plan to transform America into a tyrannical third-world "shithole".

Which of these four statements best explains what's going on in America today?

If you chose Number 4, you are right. We are not experiencing a sudden and explosive outbreak of racial violence and mayhem. We are experiencing a thoroughly-planned, insurgency-type operation that involves myriad logistical components including vast, nationwide riots, looting and arson, as well as an extremely impressive ideological campaign. "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning are as much a part of the Oligarchic war on America as are the burning of our cities and the toppling of our statues. All three, fall under the heading of "ideology", and all three are being used to shape public attitudes on matters related to our collective identity as "Americans".

The plan is to overwhelm the population with a deluge of disinformation about their history, their founders, and the threats they face, so they will submissively accept a New Order imposed by technocrats and their political lackeys. This psychological war is perhaps more important than Operation BLM which merely provides the muscle for implementing the transformative "Reset" that elites want to impose on the country. The real challenge is to change the hearts and minds of a population that is unwaveringly patriotic and violently resistant to any subversive element that threatens to do harm to their country. So, while we can expect this propaganda saturation campaign to continue for the foreseeable future, we don't expect the strategy will ultimately succeed. At the end of the day, America will still be America, unbroken, unflagging and unapologetic.

Let's look more carefully at what is going on.

On September 4, the Department of Homeland Security issued a draft report stating that "White supremacists present the gravest terror threat to the United States". According to an article in Politico:

" all three draft (versions of the document) describe the threat from white supremacists as the deadliest domestic terror threat facing the U.S. , listed above the immediate danger from foreign terrorist groups . John Cohen, who oversaw DHS's counterterrorism portfolio from 2011 to 2014, said the drafts' conclusion isn't surprising.

"This draft document seems to be consistent with earlier intelligence reports from DHS, the FBI, and other law enforcement sources: that the most significant terror-related threat facing the US today comes from violent extremists who are motivated by white supremac y and other far-right ideological causes," he said .

"Lone offenders and small cells of individuals motivated by a diverse array of social, ideological, and personal factors will pose the primary terrorist threat to the United States," the draft reads. "Among these groups, we assess that white supremacist extremists will pose the most persistent and lethal threat."..(" DHS draft document: White supremacists are greatest terror threat " Politico)

This is nonsense. White supremacists do not pose the greatest danger to the country, that designation goes to the left-wing groups that have rampaged through more than 2,000 US cities for the last 100 days. Black Lives Matter and Antifa-generated riots have decimated hundreds of small businesses, destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of merchants and their employees, and left entire cities in a shambles. The destruction in Kenosha alone far exceeds the damage attributable to the activities of all the white supremacist groups combined.

So why has Homeland Security made this ridiculous and unsupportable claim? Why have they chosen to prioritize white supremacists as "the most persistent and lethal threat" when it is clearly not true?

There's only one answer: Politics.

The officials who concocted this scam are advancing the agenda of their real bosses, the oligarch puppet-masters who have their tentacles extended throughout the deep-state and use them to coerce their lackey bureaucrats to do their bidding. In this case, the honchos are invoking the race card ("white supremacists") to divert attention from their sinister destabilization program, their looting of the US Treasury (for their crooked Wall Street friends), their demonizing of the mostly-white working class "America First" nationalists who handed Trump the 2016 election, and their scurrilous scheme to establish one-party rule by installing their addlepated meat-puppet candidate (Biden) as president so he can carry out their directives from the comfort of the Oval Office. That's what's really going on.

DHS's announcement makes it possible for state agents to target legally-armed Americans who gather with other gun owners in groups that are protected under the second amendment. Now the white supremacist label will be applied more haphazardly to these same conservatives who pose no danger to public safety. The draft document should be seen as a warning to anyone whose beliefs do not jibe with the New Liberal Orthodoxy that white people are inherently racists who must ask forgiveness for a system they had no hand in creating (slavery) and which was abolished more than 150 years ago.

The 1619 Project" is another part of the ideological war that is being waged against the American people. The objective of the "Project" is to convince readers that America was founded by heinous white men who subjugated blacks to increase their wealth and power. According to the World Socialist Web Site:

"The essays featured in the magazine are organized around the central premise that all of American history is rooted in race hatred -- specifically, the uncontrollable hatred of "black people" by "white people." Hannah-Jones writes in the series' introduction: "Anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country. "

This is a false and dangerous conception. DNA is a chemical molecule that contains the genetic code of living organisms and determines their physical characteristics and development . Hannah-Jones's reference to DNA is part of a growing tendency to derive racial antagonisms from innate biological processes .where does this racism come from? It is embedded, claims Hannah-Jones, in the historical DNA of American "white people." Thus, it must persist independently of any change in political or economic conditions .

. No doubt, the authors of The Project 1619 essays would deny that they are predicting race war, let alone justifying fascism. But ideas have a logic; and authors bear responsibility for the political conclusions and consequences of their false and misguided arguments." ("The New York Times's 1619 Project: A racialist falsification of American and world history", World Socialist Web Site)

Clearly, Hannah-Jones was enlisted by big money patrons who needed an ideological foundation to justify the massive BLM riots they had already planned as part of their US color revolution. The author –perhaps unwittingly– provided the required text for vindicating widespread destruction and chaos carried out in the name of "social justice."

As Hannah-Jones says, "Anti-black racism runs in the very DNA of this country", which is to say that it cannot be mitigated or reformed, only eradicated by destroying the symbols of white patriarchy (Our icons, our customs, our traditions and our history.), toppling the existing government, and imposing a new system that better reflects the values of the burgeoning non-Caucasian majority. Simply put, The Project 1619 creates the rationale for sustained civil unrest, deepening political polarization and violent revolution.

All of these goals conveniently coincide with the aims of the NWO Oligarchs who seek to replace America's Constitutional government with a corporate Superstate ruled by voracious Monopolists and their globalist allies. So, while Hannah-Jones treatise does nothing to improve conditions for black people in America, it does move the country closer to the dystopian dream of the parasite class; Corporate Valhalla.

Then there is "Critical Race Theory" which provides the ideological icing on the cake. The theory is part of the broader canon of anti-white dogma which is being used to indoctrinate workers. White employees are being subjected to "reeducation" programs that require their participation as a precondition for further employment . The first rebellion against critical race theory, took place at Sandia Labs which is a federally-funded research agency that designs America's nuclear weapons. According to journalist Christopher F. Rufo:

"Senator @HawleyMO and @SecBrouillette have launched an inspector general investigation, but Sandia executives have only accelerated their purge against conservatives."

Sandia executives have made it clear: they want to force critical race theory, race-segregated trainings, and white male reeducation camps on their employees -- and all dissent will be severely punished. Progressive employees will be rewarded; conservative employees will be purged." (" There is a civil war erupting at @SandiaLabs ." Christopher F Rufo)

It all sounds so Bolshevik. Here's more info on how this toxic indoctrination program works:

"Treasury Department

The Treasury Department held a training session telling employees that "virtually all White people contribute to racism" and demanding that white staff members "struggle to own their racism" and accept their "unconscious bias, White privilege, and White fragility."

The National Credit Union Administration

The NCUA held a session for 8,900 employees arguing that America was "founded on racism" and "built on the blacks of people who were enslaved. " Twitter thread here and original source documents here .

Sandia National Laboratories

Last year, Sandia National Labs -- which produces our nuclear arsenal -- held a three-day reeducation camp for white males, teaching them how to deconstruct their "white male culture" and forcing them to write letters of apology to women and people of color . Whistleblowers from inside the labs tell me that critical race theory is now endangering our national security. Twitter thread here and original source documents here .

Argonne National Laboratories

Argonne National Labs hosts trainings calling on white lab employees to admit that they "benefit from racism" and atone for the "pain and anguish inflicted upon Black people. " Twitter thread here .

Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security hosted a Training on "microaggressions, microinequities, and microassaults" where white employees were told that they had been "socialized into oppressor roles. " Twitter thread here and original source documents here ." (" Summary of Critical Race Theory Investigations" , Christopher F Rufo)

On September 4, Donald Trump announced his administration "would prohibit federal agencies from subjecting government employees to "critical race theory" or "white privilege" seminar. ..

"It has come to the President's attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date 'training' government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda ," read a Friday memo from the Office of Budget and Management Director Russ Vought. "These types of 'trainings' not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce The President has directed me to ensure that Federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions."

The next day, September 5, Trump announced that the Department of Education was going to see whether the New York Times Magazine's 1619 Project was being used in school curricula and– if it was– then those schools would be ineligible for federal funding. Conservative pundits applauded Trump's action as a step forward in the "culture wars", but it's really much more than that. Trump is actually foiling an effort by the domestic saboteurs who continue look for ways to undermine democracy, reduce the masses of working-class people to grinding poverty and hopelessness, and turn the country into a despotic military outpost ruled by bloodsucking tycoons, mercenary autocrats and duplicitous elites. Alot of thought and effort went into this malign ideological project. Trump derailed it with a wave of the hand. That's no small achievement.

Bottom line: "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning represent the ideological foundation upon which the war on America is based. The "anti-white" dogma is the counterpart to the massive riots that have rocked the country. These phenomena are two spokes on the same wheel. They are designed to work together to achieve the same purpose. The goal is create a "racial" smokescreen that conceals the vast and willful destruction of the US economy, the $5 trillion dollar wealth-transfer that was provided to Wall Street, and the ferocious attack on the emerging, mainly-white working class "populist" movement that elected Trump and which rejects the globalist plan to transform the world into a borderless free trade zone ruled by cutthroat monopolists and their NWO allies.

This is a class war dolled-up to look like a race war. Americans will have to look beyond the smoke and mirrors to spot the elites lurking in the shadows. There lies the cancer that must be eradicated.


Verymuchalive , says: September 8, 2020 at 2:47 pm GMT

A good article, but no mention of who exactly these oligarchs are. Or why so many of them are Jewish.
Or why so many Zionist organisations support BLM and other such groups.
Mike, not mentioning these things will not save you. You will still be cancelled by Progressive Inc.

Justvisiting , says: September 9, 2020 at 3:08 am GMT
@lloyd

This "all whites are racist" meme seems to be a variation on the Christian doctrine of "original sin".

I reject all of it as obscene nonsense used by sociopaths (the actual folks who were born with original sin) in an attempt to control us.

exiled off mainstreet , says: September 9, 2020 at 3:23 am GMT

This seems like a good explanation of what is happening. I wonder whether too many people will fall for the propaganda, though. It is the classic effort to get the turkeys to support thanksgiving.

sonofman , says: September 9, 2020 at 3:26 am GMT

The deserved progress and concessions achieved by the civil rights struggles for the Black community is in danger of deteriorating because Black leadership will not stand up and vehemently condemn the rioting and destruction and killing, and declare that the BLM movement does not represent the majority of the Black American culture and that the overexaggerated accusations of "racism" do not necessitate the eradication and revision of history, nor does it require European Americans to feel guilt or shame. There is no need for a cultural revolution. The ideology and actions of BLM are offensive and inconsistent with American values, and Black leaders should be saying this every day, and should be admonishing about the consequences. They should also use foresight to see how this is going to end, because the BLM and their supporters are being used to fight a war that they can never win. And when it's over, what perception will the rest of America have of Black people?

TG , says: September 9, 2020 at 4:13 am GMT

"This is a class war dolled-up to look like a race war."

Quadruple kudos! Yes! Because of this ending statement, I have no quibbles! Yes!

Redman , says: September 9, 2020 at 4:40 am GMT
@sonofman g to TPTB. Better to have an amorphous slogan to donate money to than an actual organization with humans, goals and ideas which can be held up to the light and critically examined.

The whole sudden race thing is a fraud to eliminate the electoral support Trump had amassed among blacks before Corona and Fentanyl Floyd. In line with what Whitney says, the globalists need to take down Trump. And the race card has always been the first tool in the DNC's toolkit. When all else fails, go nuclear with undefined claims of racism.

Almost every big magazine has a black person on the cover this month. Probably will in October too. Coincidence? Sure it is.

TimeTraveller , says: September 9, 2020 at 4:52 am GMT

They indicate that powerful agents -- operating from within the state– are inciting racial violence to crush the emerging "populist" majority that elected Trump to office in 2016 and which now represents an existential threat to the globalist plan to transform America into a tyrannical third-world "shithole".

I'm shocked that they're trying to sell this Q-tier bullshit about Trump fighting the deep state.

The reality about Trump is that he is the release valve, the red herring designed to keep whitey pacified while massive repossessions and foreclosures take place, permanently impoverishing a large part of the white population, and shutting down the Talmudic service-based economy, which is all that is really left. It is Trump's DHS that declared a large part of his white trashionalist base to be terrorists.

The populist majority never had anyone to vote for. This system will never give them one. They aren't bright enough to make it happen.

Tony Hall , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:14 am GMT
@sonofman

Agree. Barack Obama in particular will go down in history a real disgrace to the legacy of the US presidency. He is violating the sacred trust that the people of the United States invested in him. What a fraud!

omegabooks , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:23 am GMT

Good post Mr. Whitney especially about "white supremacy" garbage .which has only been going on since the 90s! You know, Waco, Ruby Ridge, Elohim City and Okie City, militias, "patriot groups," etc. This really is nothing new. And, since so many remember the "white supremacy" crapola was crapola back in the 90s, I'd say everyone pretty much regardless of race over the age of 40 knows there is, as it says in Ecclesiastes in the Bible, "there is nothing new under the sun." And, if you home schooled your kids back then, then you kids know it as well. Fact is this: the DHS as with every other govt. agency is forced to blame "white supremacy" for every problem in this country because who the heck else can they blame? Jews? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahh when pigs fly After all, Noahide just might be around the corner ..

Dr. Doom , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:25 am GMT

BLM is funded almost entirely by George Soros...

No Friend Of The Devil , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:33 am GMT

BLM is just one of the tools in their bag, in addition to AIPAC, ADL, NOW, in addition to dozens of others.

Typical divide and conquer ploy...

Dube , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:35 am GMT
@TG

"This is a class war dolled-up to look like a race war."

Elegant.

Mefobills , says: September 9, 2020 at 6:28 am GMT

Sheriffs have a lot of legal power. Ultimately, the battle is privatized money power vs Joe Citizen/Sheriffs.

This sheriff is working a Constitutional angle that says: Local Posse (meaning you.. Joe citizen) working with the Sheriff department to protect your local community. Richard Mack is teaching other Sheriffs and (some Police) what their Constitutional power is, and that power doesn't include doing bidding of Oligarchs.

Sheriffs are elected, and their revenue stream is outside of Oligarchy:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/5DFtE4ihWrs?feature=oembed

Exalted Cyclops , says: September 9, 2020 at 6:31 am GMT

So Donald Trump suddenly discovers that racial Bolshevism is the official policy of his own executive branch – a mere 3 years and 8 months after assuming the position

... Looks like the same old flim-flam they pull every four years. No matter who wins, the Davos folks continue to run the circus and fleece the suckers dry.

Miro23 , says: September 9, 2020 at 6:37 am GMT

It all sounds so Bolshevik.

Because it is. Substitute "the ethnic Russian middle class are class enemies" for "Anglo-American are all racists" and there you have it. Permission for a small organized minority to eliminate a whole class on ideological grounds...

idealogus , says: Website September 9, 2020 at 6:48 am GMT

I live in a former communist country in Eastern Europe with corrupt politicians, oligarchs and organized crime.
America was a country with a minor corruption and in which the oligarchs, although influential, were not united in a small group with decisive force. Now America is slowly slipping into the situation of a second-hand shit-hole country.
Is that I can see the situation more clearly than an American citizen who still has the American perception of his contry the way it was 30 years ago.
Essential thing:
1) The current situation cannot exist without the complicity of the secret services and the police. The heads of the secret services are either part of the cabal or close their eyes in fear .
2) There can be no single oligarch. It must be a larger group but very united by fear and a common goal. This can only be achieved if they are all Jews or Masons. Or both under a larger umbrella like some kind of pedo-ritual killing-satan worshiper. Soros can't do it alone.
3) Of course politicians are corrupt and complicit but usually they are not the leaders
4) BLM are exactly the brown shirts of the new Hitler.
Soon we will se the new Hitler/Stalin/ in plain light.

Wally , says: September 9, 2020 at 6:59 am GMT
@Verymuchalive i>

Thirty black children murdered recently; zero by police / BLM & 'the media' say nothing:
https://www.outkick.com/blm-101-volume-7-the-lives-of-innocent-black-kids-do-not-matter/
BTW:
– Last year, the nationwide total for all US police forces was 47 killings of unarmed criminals by police during arrest procedures.
– 8 were black, 19 were white.
Though blacks, relative to their numbers, committed a vastly higher number of crimes, hence their immensely greater arrest rate.

animalogic , says: September 9, 2020 at 8:00 am GMT
@Justvisiting urally, it is nonsense -- nasty, power-hungry, censorious nonsense.
It is the opposite of scientific or empirical thought -- science can not accept theories which are not capable of falsification. (Take astrology -- actually, don't ! -- what ever conclusion it comes to can never be wrong : Dick or Jane didn't find love ? Well, one of Saturn's moons was retrograde & Mercury declensed Venus (I don't know what it means either) . or Dick went on a bender & Jane had a whole bad hair week.
Frankly, to play these pre-modern tricks on us is just grotesquely insulting. That some are falling for it is grotesquely depressing.
Digital Samizdat , says: September 9, 2020 at 9:58 am GMT

Another ringer from Mike Whitney! Keep 'em comin', brother.

We are not experiencing a sudden and explosive outbreak of racial violence and mayhem. We are experiencing a thoroughly-planned, insurgency-type operation that involves myriad logistical components including vast, nationwide riots, looting and arson, as well as an extremely impressive ideological campaign.

Yup. TPTB have been grooming BLM/Antifa for this moment for at least 3-4 years now, if not longer. Here's a former BLMer who quit speaking out three years ago about the organization's role in the present 'race war':

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ULJtBdI7Aj0?feature=oembed

Franz , says: September 9, 2020 at 10:43 am GMT

Honesty at last!

Department of Homeland Security was a ... Trojan Horse from the start.

Aristotle , says: September 9, 2020 at 12:06 pm GMT
@anonymous

It is very clever politics and (war) propaganda. You break down and demoralise your enemies at the same time as assuring your own side of it's own righteous use of violence.

SimplePseudonymicHandle , says: September 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm GMT

This is a class war dolled-up to look like a race war. Americans will have to look beyond the smoke and mirrors to spot the elites lurking in the shadows.

Nailing it.

4. They indicate that powerful agents -- operating from within the state– are inciting racial violence to crush the emerging "populist" majority that elected Trump to office in 2016 and which now represents an existential threat to the globalist plan to transform America into a tyrannical third-world "shithole".

Which of these four statements best explains what's going on in America today?

If you chose Number 4, you are right.

If we believe this – we need to act like it. These are "enemies, foreign and domestic ". This isn't ordinary politics, it arguably transcends politics.

What hope is there without organization?

And whatever is done – don't give them ammunition. The resistance must not be an ethno-resistance.

Ilya G Poimandres , says: September 9, 2020 at 2:42 pm GMT
@Mefobills

Trump is ignorant, but not unwilling to learn.

The action on critical race theory happened a day (or so) after Tucker Carlson had a 6 minute segment on it.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/rBXRdWflV7M?feature=oembed

He definitely doesn't dither.

But he is either naive or a bad manager, as his hires are deadly to his aims. And the management criticism is big, because as a leader that is mostly what he does.

That he gets information to affect US policy for good, from outside of his circle of trusted personnel, is a sad state of affairs.

Justvisiting , says: September 9, 2020 at 2:54 pm GMT
@idealogus class="comment-text">

America was a country with a minor corruption

That is not correct–you have been misled by the mass media.

As Michael said in Godfather III,

All my life I was trying to get up in society where everything is legal, but the higher I go the more crooked it becomes.

I first "saw the light" years ago after reading this book:

https://read.amazon.com/kp/card?preview=inline&linkCode=kpd&ref_=k4w_oembed_EkhZDCHOQSUcFd&asin=1561712493&tag=kpembed-20

Later in life I had the "opportunity" to be "in the room" where the big crooks play–nasty nasty stuff.

Anonymous [125] Disclaimer , says: September 9, 2020 at 2:58 pm GMT
@Robert Dolan ds that it would have ended on day one were it not officially sanctioned and the rioters protected from prosecution. Why hasn't the Janet Rosenberg/Thousand Currents/Tides Foundation connection with the BLM/DNC/MSM cabal, as well as with Antifa and social media, been the major investigation on Fox News? Why haven't Zuckerberg, Zucker, et al been arrested for incitement to commit federal crimes, including capital treason to overthrow the duly elected president? (Just a few rhetorical questions for the hell of it.) What's so galling is that the cops and federal agents are being used as just so many patsies who are deployed, not to protect, but deployed to look like fools and be held up for mockery as pathetic exemplars of white disempowerment.
EdwardM , says: September 9, 2020 at 3:07 pm GMT

The officials who concocted this scam are advancing the agenda of their real bosses, the oligarch puppet-masters who have their tentacles extended throughout the deep-state and use them to coerce their lackey bureaucrats to do their bidding.

Agree, but where is President Trump? He was supposed to appoint undersecretaries and assistant secretaries and deputy undersecretaries and Schedule C whippersnappers on whose desks such outrages are supposed to die.

I've thought from the beginning that this lack of attention to "personnel as policy" -- with Trump overestimating the ability of the ostensible CEO to overcome such intransigence -- was one of his major failures. I am sympathetic, as there are not many people he could trust to be loyal to his agenda, much less to him, but this is a disaster in every agency

Iva , says: September 9, 2020 at 3:23 pm GMT

Few years ago I watch a clip secretly recorded in Ukrainian synagogue where Rabi said "first we have to fight Catholics and with Muslims it will be an easy job" ...

anonymous [400] Disclaimer , says: September 9, 2020 at 3:31 pm GMT

Thanks to Mr Whitney for being able to cut through the fog and see what's going on behind it. The term "white supremacist" wasn't much in public use at all until the day Trump was elected then suddenly it was all over the place. It's like one of those massive ad campaigns whose jingle is everywhere as if some group decided on it as a theme to be pushed. They're really afraid that the white working class population will wake up and see how the country is being sold out from underneath their feet hence the need to keep it divided and intimidated. Like all the other color revolutions everywhere else they strike at the weak links within the country to create conflict, in the US case it's so-called diversity. There's billions available to be spent in this project so plenty of traitors can be found, unwitting or otherwise, to carry out their assignments. The billionaire class own most of the media and much else and see the US as their farm. They have no loyalty whatsoever and outsource everything to China or anywhere else they can squeeze everything out of the workers. They want a global dictatorship and admire the Chinese government for the way it can order its citizens around.

David Erickson , says: September 9, 2020 at 4:19 pm GMT
@TimeTraveller

You are exactly right. Trump is doing his part (knowingly or unknowingly, but probably knowingly) to accomplish the NWO objectives. He was not elected in 2016 in spite of NWO desires, as most Trump supporters think, but rather precisely BECAUSE of NWO desires.

The NWO probably also wants him to win again this year, and if so then he will win. The reason the NWO wanted him in 2016 (and probably wants him to win again) was primarily to neutralize the (armed) Right in this country so they wouldn't effectively resist the COVID-19 scamdemic lockdown tyranny and BLM/Antifa riots.

Chet Roman , says: September 9, 2020 at 4:20 pm GMT
@Trinity While I tend to agree with you that it looks like a race war, the question is why is it happening now? If it were just a race war promoted by radicals in BLM and Antifa, it does not explain the nationwide coordination (let's face it the faces of BLM and Antifa are not that smart or connected), the support and censorship of the violence by the MSM and the support of Marxist BLM by corporations to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. This is a color revolution in the making and may come to a peak after Nov. 3rd. Whitney is on to something, there is much more going on behind the "smoke and mirrors" and AG Barr (if he's not part of it) should be investigating it.
Tommy Thompson , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:09 pm GMT

They indicate that powerful agents -- operating from within the state– are inciting racial violence to crush the emerging "populist" majority that elected Trump to office in 2016 and which now represents an existential threat to the globalist plan to transform America into a tyrannical third-world "shithole".

I keep reading such nonsense in the comments above. the so-called populist majority does not get it, Trump is not placed here to stop the Globalist agenda, that is an electioneering stunt. Look at what he has actually and really done.

How has he stopped the Globalist move forward?? By the Covid plandemic being allowed to circle the globe and shut down the US economy and social norm? By moving our high tech companies to Israel? Giving Israel and their Wall Street allies what is left of US credit wealth? Draining the swamp with even more Zio-Neocon Swamp creatures in the govt than ever? Moving the embassy to Jerusalem and all requests per Netanyahu's wish list? A real anti-Globalist stand? Looting the Federal Reserve for the Wall Street high fliers, who garnered more wealth during the crash test run of March-April and are sure to make out with even more for the coming big crash?

Phoney stunts of stopping immigration or bashing China. Really? China is still rising propelled by Wall Street and Banker funds. I have not seen any jobs coming home, lost more than ever in US history this year. Only lost homes for the working and middle classes.

How is Populist America standing up for their constitutional rights which is being shredded a little more each day? Standing up for their Real Interests, which are eroded and stolen on an almost daily basis by Trump's NY Mafia and Wall Street Oligarchs. Jobs gone for good and government assistance to the needy disappearing, as that is against the phoney Republic individualism, that you must make it on your own. Right just like the big goverment assistance always going to the big money players and banks, remember as they are too big to let fail!

Dreaming that Trump is going to save White America from the Gobalists is just bull corn . From whom BLM? Proven street theatre that will disappear on command. I actually have come to learn that some Black leaders are speaking out intelligently for street calm and distancing themselves from BLM.

Problem with the USA is the general population is so very dumbed down by 60 years of MSM – TV s and Hollywood mind control programming that the public prefers professional actors like Reagan and Trump over real politicians, and surely never chose a Statesman or real Patriotic leader. the public political narrative is still set by Fox , CNN and MSNBC .

The deep state is so infiltrated and overwhelmed with Zio and Globalist agents, that it is now almost hopeless to fix. Sorry to point out but Trump is best described as the Dummy sitting on his Ventriloquist's lap (Jared Kushner).

Situation is near hopeless as even here on Ron Unz Review the comments are so disappointing, almost 80% are focused on the Race as the prime issue and supportive of Trump fakery (not that I support Biden and Zio slut Kamil Harris either).

In sum, beyond putting their MAGA hats on, White America is more focused more on playing Cowboy with their toy guns, AR's and all than really getting involved politically to sort things out to get American onto a better track. Of course, this is not taken seriously as it might call for reaching out to other American communities that are even more disenfranchised: African- Americans and Latinos.

TimeTraveller , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:11 pm GMT
@David Erickson nted him in 2016 (and probably wants him to win again) was primarily to neutralize the (armed) Right in this country so they wouldn't effectively resist the COVID-19 scamdemic lockdown tyranny and BLM/Antifa riots.

Covid and BLM/ANTIFA are just window dressing for the financial turmoil. "Look over here whitey, there's a pandemic" and "look over here whitey, there's a riot" is much preferred to whitey shooting the sheriff who comes to take his stuff.

Wave the flag and bible while spreading love for the cops, and the repossessions and evictions should go off without a hitch. Yes, Trump is a knowing participant.

SunBakedSuburb , says: September 9, 2020 at 5:55 pm GMT
@Commentator Mike

"My impression is that BLM, Antifa and other protestors are well aware of this"

Like all good Maoists the cult white kids of antifa rigidly adhere to the mission statement and stick the inconvenient truth in the back of their mushy minds. BLM ... is a mercenary.

Trinity , says: September 9, 2020 at 10:26 pm GMT

Can you imagine any other groups rioting and destroying American cities for over 3 months? Imagine if the Hells Angels or some other White biker gang was doing what Antifa and BLM are doing? Hell, imagine if it were a bunch of Hare Krishnas pulling this shit off? Hell, I think the local mayors, police, and other law enforcement employees wouldn't even take this much shit even if the rioters were Girl Scouts. We are talking 3-4 months of lawlessness, assaults, rapes, murders ( cold blooded premeditated murders at that) and still the people in charge let this shit go on night and day. IF the POTUS doesn't have the authority or the power to stop shit like this from going on then what the hell do we even vote for anyhow? Granted, I see the reason for not being ruled by a dictatorship, but who in the hell can justify letting these riots go on? One can only assume that both the republicants and the demsheviks are fine with these riots because no one seems in a hurry to shut them down or arrest the hombres funding these riots. Who is housing and feeding the rioters? Who is paying their travel expenses? I'm sure most everyone in Washington knows who the people are behind these riots but don't expect any action anytime soon.

Dick French , says: September 9, 2020 at 10:29 pm GMT

This is a class war dolled-up to look like a race war. Americans will have to look beyond the smoke and mirrors to spot the elites lurking in the shadows. There lies the cancer that must be eradicated.

That's true to a large degree, but

It is indeed an attempt to liquidate the working and lower middle class. Most of the American working and lower middle class, obviously not all, is White. So predictably we have these calls for White Genocide. Agreed and good to see the tie-in with the Coronavirus Hoax lock downs, too, which also spread the devastation into minority communities under the guise of public safety.

The one question that remains unanswered is why the major cities were targeted for destruction. Obviously these are the playgrounds of the oligarchs and have been decimated. We will learn soon enough.

Skeptikal , says: September 10, 2020 at 12:07 am GMT
@Redman

The Reverend William Barber is the only genuine black leader I am aware of.
And he makes a pointn of not speaking only for blacks, but for all disadvantaged communities, including poor whites. IMO he is the real deal, and I very much hope he takes the lead in articulating genuine community values of respect and equality for all, including basics such as decent health care and food access.

The pressure exerted on someone like Barber by the BLM forces in the media and other institutions is enormous.

I wish Ron Unz would invite him to write something for the UR.

[Sep 06, 2020] Official color revolution course in Washington and Li university

Slightly edited Google translation
The graduates can expect to get jobs in the State Department, USAID, or NED. For some BLM and Antifa might be an attractive career opportunity.
Sep 06, 2020 | aftershock.news

If after reading the headline you thought that is is one of the Russian universities got financing from NED and is preparing to teach our grant-eaters "the science of color revolutions", then you are mistaken.

It is the USA Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, which now offers 101 of color revolution preparation in a course called "Overthrow the State" for its American students and the subject of the course is the USA, not the xUSSR space.

According to the course description, it "puts every student at the head of a popular revolutionary movement that seeks to overthrow the current government and create a better society." Among questions discussed:

  • How will you gain power?"
  • How will you communicate with the masses?
  • How do you plan to improve people's lives?
  • How will you deal with the past?

These are the questions that the University course answers. To get a diploma in the course "how to overthrow the state" you will need to pass 3 tests. It will be necessary to write your "Manifesto" after studying historical examples and revolutionary thought from Franz Fanon to Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi and representatives of the revolutionary movement. You will also have to "write a compelling essay about rewriting history" and a "white paper" (white paper is a kind of business plan, but it is written for an audience that is not related to business).

Univrsity of Washington and Lee is so progressive, that in July the faculty voted to remove the name of Robert Li from the name of the University.

Course Offerings

AFY WRIT-100-18 FY WR SEM: OVERTHROW THE STATE 3 FW Gildner, Robert M. (Matt) No Yes 15 W 4:00p-5:30p
M 4:00p-5:30p
Class will meet in person on Wednesdays only.
All other class meetings will be virtual.
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[Sep 02, 2020] The former vice president sought Monday to allay fears he's a frontman for the present national turmoil.

Sep 02, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

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He said it.

After ample media jaw-jawing over whether the Democratic presidential nominee would loudly and proudly repudiate some of the present violent protesting in America's streets, Joe Biden (if briefly) denounced the hard Left on Monday. "Rioting is not protesting. Looting is not protesting. Setting fires is not protesting," the former vice president said in Pittsburgh, in a rare day trip from Delaware; he has rarely traveled since the dawn of COVID-19 in the United States. "None of this is protesting -- it's lawlessness, plain and simple. And those who do it, should be prosecuted."

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"Violence will not bring change," Biden continued. "It will only bring destruction. It's wrong in every way. It divides, instead of unites. It destroys businesses -- only hurts the working families that serve the community. It makes things worse across the board, not better." And, in the signature line of the speech, Joe Biden summed up a lifetime of political appeal: "You know me. You know my heart. You know my story. Ask yourself, do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?"

It was effective. Still, Biden's address Monday hardly tied up all loose ends.

After his speech, fresh polling implied additional trouble for his campaign. Emerson College , respected in the field, released research that found President Trump down only two percent in the contest, with a double digit performance with African-Americans and support among Hispanics nearing forty percent, both surprising. It's one poll, but it's startling stuff. Since Biden declared his candidacy in 2019, his duel with Donald Trump has been one-sided.

Despite press incentives to couch the race as anybody's game, Trump vs. Biden so far had had all the makings of a rout, and without a traditional campaign, even a boring one at that (a shocking statement on anything that involved Donald Trump). From the president's termination of internal pollsters last year that showed him to the ex-veep losing badly, to Biden's astonishing, intimidating comeback in the primary to the Democratic nominee's record of utter political dominance since crisis opened up in America, it had not been a pretty picture for the White House.

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But that's now plainly shifted. Some partisans in early summer made the case that relative administration restraint on violent protests in America's cities (including the capital of Washington, D.C.) would lay bare the nature of certain left-wing tactics. Politically, at least, it's beginning to look prescient. While overdone analogies to the mayhem of 1968 abound -- the Nixon-Humphrey race occurred in a time closer to World War I than the current year -- it's clear, now, that some devotees of the Democrats are, in fact, undermining the cause.

Americans are fleeing the city. Bad news for the donkey: some might argue that's a tacit rejection of liberal politics. And it's certainly a reality Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien is licking his chops to exploit. Urban America is almost monolithically controlled by the Democratic Party. And, in a stunning reversal after decades of urban triumph, the city has become a political albatross. Biden notoriously made his bones in his early political life as a sensitive ear on the anxieties, reasonable or not, of white suburbanites. Speculation about senility aside, he would seem to know what's up.

That's why Biden made a tactical error, in later veering off-message -- after the initial upbraiding of his own side. He repudiated violence, but then engaged in both-siderism. He implied the canard that anti-fascist chaos has been met with equal, odious might by the far Right. It hasn't. The most recent, known victim of political violence was a Trump-supporting man in Portland, Oregon. Whatever you think of his politics, he was apparently essentially executed in the streets of a major American city.

Images of burned-out ruins in Kenosha, Wisconsin permeate cyberspace. Add in, for instance, insane reports (if true) of laser attacks on law enforcement, and it's not hard to see how this gets dicey in a hurry for the Democrats. The party's monofocus on police killings of African-Americans, an essential issue, falls flat with the public when there is a failure to also address the larger toxic brew that is the country's problems right now. So, true to form, Biden strayed further from his initial path by talking, at bizarre length, about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the dubious Russian bounties story, where plenty of regional experts say the dust is far from settled. "Donald Trump is determined to instill fear in America," Biden closed. "That's what his entire campaign for the presidency has come down to: fear."

The former vice president then declined to take questions, failing to allay fears that he only speaks when he absolutely has to.


Bob Cottle 6 hours ago

It was his first meaningful speech on the topic. I assume more is to come. As for both-siderism - its the bread-and-butter of a two party system.

WilliamRD 5 hours ago

Here's Biden's VP Kamala Harris. Riots forever. She's trash!

WilliamRD Bob Smetters 3 hours ago

She said it on the Stephen Colbert show. There's video evidence Good gravy

KenH WilliamRD 2 hours ago

Senator Harris did not say "riots'. To claim that she did is to promote a clear falsehood. She said "protests". No American should have a problem with protests.

Disqus10021 4 hours ago

I don't really like either candidate and was all set to write in another name as a protest (Andrew Basevich). Here is what changed my mind: https://cwbchicago.com/2020... Click on the embedded video. This attack was folllowed up by another vicious attack on a senior a couple of days later: https://cwbchicago.com/2020...

I am not expecting any miracles in a second Trump term but I am one of many voters who think Biden is a mere placeholder for the more radical Harris.

Arclight 42 minutes ago

Trump's best hope for re-election are a) more examples of urban unrest/local politicians failing to keep order and b) Biden continuing to show he is losing his marbles, particularly in a debate. He will probably get both, but he would help himself out by hesitating just a bit every time he feels like shooting off his mouth, which turns of a lot of people, particularly wavering voters.

[Aug 29, 2020] MoA - 'Mostly Peaceful' Rioting And Looting Is Helping Trump's Campaign

Notable quotes:
"... 'Mostly peaceful protests' are like the 'moderate rebels' in Syria - propaganda constructs that do not exist in the real world. The people who owned the burning cars and whose businesses were destroyed will not be relieved by such phrasing. ..."
"... Joe Biden's attempt to swing Republican voters to his side has failed . At the same time he has rejected many of the issues progressives favored. This will hurt the election turn out the Democrats will need. Add to that the unrest which plays into Trump's hands. The Democrats who fear that are right ..."
"... he sole focus on Antifa as the problem Imo just shows the power of the media and politicians to shape the narrative. ..."
Aug 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

'Mostly Peaceful' Rioting And Looting Is Helping Trump's Campaign james , Aug 27 2020 17:46 utc | 1

The Civil War of 2020 continues apace.

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After three months of continuous clashes in Portland between Antifa rioters , who hide behind peaceful protests, and the police, the mayor is finally concerned about the damage :

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Wednesday he hasn't done enough to focus on damages caused by some city protests over the last three months and the fallout from coronavirus. He called on the community to help him come up with better solutions to city issues.

During the last months the Magnificent Mile in Chicago was looted - twice. Yesterday new riots and looting occurred in Minneapolis after a rumor of another police killing incited some people :

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo tried to dispel rumors that spread on social media about the death of the unidentified Black man, who was suspected in a Wednesday afternoon homicide and fatally shot himself on the Nicollet Mall as officers approached several hours later. His death, which was captured on city surveillance video and released by police within 90 minutes, nonetheless sparked protests and unrest in the heart of downtown.

The video confirmed the police account of what happened and showed the man glancing over his shoulder before pulling out the gun and firing, then collapsing to the ground as a half-dozen witnesses ran away with their hands in the air. The officers, one of whom had his gun drawn, shooed a remaining witness away and kicked the suspect's gun away before performing chest compressions.

Last Sunday police in Kenosha, Wisconsin proved to be too incompetent to arrest a man they had already had under control . They shot him 7 times into the back when he was trying to get into his car. Nights of rioting followed. Buildings were burned down and businesses were looted.

Yesterday a white teen with a semi-automatic weapon had the stupid idea to join others in 'protecting the businesses' in Kenosha from further looting. He ended up killing two people and wounding more after he was attacked by some of the rioters. The teen was arrested and he is facing charges but I doubt that he is guilty of more than sheer stupidity and manslaughter in self defense.

The cycle of violence will likely continue. There are too many racist in the police and the level of U.S. police training seems to be abysmal. There is also too much tolerance for violence within the general community.

Politically this plays into Trump's law and order campaign. The Democrats have lauded Black Live Matters and the protests but have hardly spoken out against the rioting and looting that comes with them.

This CNN chyron from yesterday evening is an expression of their position:


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'Mostly peaceful protests' are like the 'moderate rebels' in Syria - propaganda constructs that do not exist in the real world. The people who owned the burning cars and whose businesses were destroyed will not be relieved by such phrasing.

Joe Biden's attempt to swing Republican voters to his side has failed . At the same time he has rejected many of the issues progressives favored. This will hurt the election turn out the Democrats will need. Add to that the unrest which plays into Trump's hands. The Democrats who fear that are right :

"There's no doubt it's playing into Trump's hands," said Paul Soglin, who served as mayor of Madison, on and off, for more than two decades. "There's a significant number of undecided voters who are not ideological, and they can move very easily from Republican to the Democratic column and back again. They are, in effect, the people who decide elections. And they are very distraught about both the horrendous carnage created by police officers in murdering African Americans, and ... for the safety of their communities."

Trump, of course, is positioning himself as the antidote to urban unrest. "So let me be clear: The violence must stop, whether in Minneapolis, Portland or Kenosha," Vice President Mike Pence declared in his Republican convention speech Wednesday night, with Trump looking on. "We will have law and order on the streets of this country for every American of every race and creed and color."

Republicans had chided Joe Biden and other Democrats for not calling out the violence in the aftermath of the Blake shooting. Biden immediately addressed the shooting, but didn't condemn the ensuing violence until Wednesday in a video posted on social media.

Despite Trump's failure to bring the pandemic under control his job approval rating continues to be high while Biden's lead in the polls is shrinking . The United States seem to have a higher tolerance for avoidable death by guns or viruses than other societies have. It is not the only point that makes it exceptional .

Posted by b on August 27, 2020 at 17:39 UTC | Permalink

thanks b... it really looks like an empire in fast decline.... i don't believe the usa constitution took into consideration the idea of corporations... also as you note - the tolerance for violence or death as with covid is indeed much greater... i guess more people have to have guns as it is in their constitution, and so much for public medicare... it is like a dream about public finance and somewhere way off in the distant future... i don't believe it is going to matter who wins this coming election, as the divisiveness is so pronounced, it will be hard to build bridges.. it seems like no one is interested in building bridges between the opposing sides either... all the politicians are mostly looking after corporations and special interest lobbies - israel and etc. etc... sad kettle of fish...


sabre , Aug 27 2020 18:09 utc | 5

Very fair analysis, I enjoyed this piece. You are absolutely right, the terrible training and general ineptitude of the police is at the core of the problem. The protesters recognize this and there are many salient examples to fuel the outrage. However, the solutions they call for don't address this root problem and alienate many moderate voters. Defund the police? This will make the police more responsible? The whole thing is a mess with no real solutions in sight.

In my opinion, the problem is the hiring and personnel practices in US police departments. Police officer is a critical job, you must often make snap judgments in tense situations, and you have the power to do violence to others. But police officers are paid similarly to car mechanics, not even as much as many private security guards! The most responsible and wise Americans do not become police officers, they pursue other careers where their talents are better rewarded. Then, if a great person makes it into the police force, there is no way to distinguish themselves by excellent performance and rise quickly through the ranks. The red tape in the personnel system is suffocating. The best officers leave for private opportunities, leaving the police force to make do with the rest.

Given the US political system, where decisions are made based on which simple slogan can rally the crowd, I don't see any hope of this improving. It would take a redesign of the org structure and personnel management of the entire system. Far more likely that leaders make some symbolic, token changes so they can claim to have "done something." The dysfunction of the US government is starting to be noticeable in almost every area...

Paul , Aug 27 2020 18:40 utc | 18

Thanks for this insightful essay and thanks for the last link to the chilling must read essay by Larry Romanoff on the Unz Review. I simply don't know the answer to the multiple problems faced by the US but isn't that the job of the professional politicians? It seems none would even begin to address any of the mind blowing issues raised by Romanoff. In a previous era many of those crucial issues would be career ending third rail, touch and die. Times have been forever changed by events. I have the feeling the general populace won't put up with the present archaic and parasitical structures for long. Hang on for a bumpy ride.

Roy G , Aug 27 2020 18:56 utc | 20

The conclusion is unfortunately correct, but t he sole focus on Antifa as the problem Imo just shows the power of the media and politicians to shape the narrative. Who do you believe is more dangerous, Antifa or White Supremacist militias? The Feds are well aware that WS groups are using the protests to destroy property and trying to set off a race war, but the media and politicians are remarkably silent about the role of White Supremacists in the violence, unless something happens that is too hard to ignore, like 'Umbrella Man.'

https://www.startribune.com/police-umbrella-man-was-a-white-supremacist-trying-to-incite-floyd-rioting/571932272/

Jackrabbit , Aug 27 2020 20:37 utc | 57

pretzelattack @Aug27 20:26 #51

... as for antifa, what exactly have they done? who are they? is there an organization?

My pet theory is that they are an off-shoot of JDL. Ready to turn any legitimate protest into a riot for the evening news. Because Zionists need to protect the Zionist asshats that run USA/Empire.

That's why they're (still) so mysterious. That's why the US government can never seem to understand who they are. Antifa are the domestic "White Helmets" ready to support YOUR protest. Except not.

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snake , Aug 27 2020 21:41 utc | 82

the problem is
a. the hiring and personnel practices in US police departments by sabre <= @ 5.
b. the inner economic contradictions arising from secular decline. <= vk @ 7
c. media focus on Antifa <= according to B.
d. events and failures orchestrated to heightened economic oppression <= norecovery @ 21
e. Business as usual while the country burns AU1 @ 34
f. repressive authoritarian state militancy and Trump @ 37..
g. All three shooting victims <= self-defense<= white, <= felons. gm 48
h. A JDL offshoot.. Jackrabbit @ 58

I say the problem of "unsatisfied rising discontent" is to be expected When anyone in a democratic society fails to be heard, by all concerned, little recourse remains to those with a grievance but to ....XXXXX

A very strong constitutional issue exists in these riots =>. The First Amendment <=was not in the Federalist construct of Aristocrats and the corporate empires they owned. The effort to control America is hidden deep inside the words and court interpretations since the Constitution of the United States of America was imposed on Americans.

The Aristocrats in America wanted a British Colonial government without British Aristocrats ; they wanted a government with a strong army so it could protect them from Angry Americans! The Aristocrats and their corporations still in America after Britain was defeated wanted to control the profits that could be made in America, much in the same fashion as the British Colonial Government had helped its corporations, investors, and bankers before the war to control who got the profits that were made in America.

The Federalist wanted a government the Aristocracy could use to exploit America ; the federalist wanted to govern the behaviors and direct the toils of those in America in such a way that only one federal government could do. In fact the so called Framers wanted a royal government, tried to make George Washington, King.

Remember the Declaration of Independence was in 1776 , the America states defeated the British Government in 1778, the Constitution of the USA did not come into being until 1788. During that 10 years John Hanson was the first President of the United States of America.. Samuel Huntington, Thomas McKeeny, and others were President of the United States of America. The British were gone, George Washington was appointed general to remove the British corporations, Investors, and bankers from America, that was accomplished in 1778. The American Aristocrats wanted to own America. George Washington was selected to be the general of the Army because his wealth made him famous enough to attract mercenaries to fight the British at Valley Forge. At the time the Constitution in Philadelphia was developed, George was in Mt. Vernon.

The Aristocratic Convention in Philadelphia, was a meeting, designed to terminate involvement by the newly emancipated American in American politics. The result of the Convention in Philadelphia was a document which outlined how control of America could be returned to the American Aristocrats, a document which would make the Aristrocrat powerful again, the same Aristocrats who had previously used the British Government, to control Americans. Check it out what were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and the like doing in America while America was a British Colony (before 1776)? The Aristocrats wanted a government that would allow America Aristocrats to direct and a government they could use to control Americans.

The anti-federalist tried to refuse ratification of the denial to be against the peoples involvement in their own government but the best the anti-federalist could do against, the strong powers behind the Constitution, was to force the Federalist to add to their regime change Constitution ten basic promises, <=these promises were in the form of amendments and are known as the Bill Of Rights [BOR]: Anyway the first amendment of the BOR reads.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.. But, but but it does not say Congress will make every law necessary to enforce the protection of the first Amendment.

So why can't those who are protesting be allowed to live so they can be heard? Why can't their grievances be listed and placed on the national ballot? Let everyone be heard.. explore every aspect of their concerns and accommodate those with a Grievance to rejoin our democratic society, ask the nation to settle the issues dissenters have ? When the Aristocrats use the government to impose their will on risings, they do so by eliminating bystander awareness and deny everyone but a few to be involved; worse, they allow media to promote, one side of the issue (no must carry rule).. this narrowing of participants happens until nothing remains but conflict between bottom up grievance . . and top down power.. and believe me that is the goal.. to divide and conquer.

[Aug 29, 2020] Is antifa the US variant of White helmets in Syria?

Notable quotes:
"... BLM and Antifa having corporate sponsers makes them a little fascist, too, not to mention ideologically intolerant. The daughtets and sons of the spoiled upper-middle class. ..."
"... he sole focus on Antifa as the problem Imo just shows the power of the media and politicians to shape the narrative. ..."
Aug 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jackrabbit , Aug 28 2020 14:43 utc | 213

Bemildred @Aug28 13:53 #202

From your link:

  • BLM is not a protest movement, it's not even a civil rights movement. It's a Trojan Horse funded by sinister globalist troublemakers

    BLM is blamed for Antifa violence.

  • The Democrats and the media have encouraged this madness from the very beginning by praising the protests while downplaying the magnitude of the damage.

    That the rioting helps Trump and that establishment Democrats (Republican-lite) support Trump is completely overlooked.

  • But it will change and change won't be pretty. The state will deploy all its assets to reclaim its monopoly on violence. You can bet on that. Security will be reestablished with brute force and an iron fist. A Crackdown is coming and the innocent are going to be crushed along with the guilty.

    Just as I said @Aug28 13:47 #199. Antifa+militia violence are a prescription for a stronger police state.


Jason , Aug 28 2020 2:24 utc | 118

@102 Karlof...i agree, your analysis is spot on, but where does a leftist put their political energy when the two options are right-wing fascist and right-wing fascist-lite?

BLM and Antifa having corporate sponsers makes them a little fascist, too, not to mention ideologically intolerant. The daughtets and sons of the spoiled upper-middle class.

I would love a more sharing society, don't know how to get there. USA is probably a lost cause, and as VK states, that is probably a good thing for the rest of the world.

Seneca's Cliff , Aug 27 2020 22:24 utc | 90

Here is something to chew on. I live in portland and the first time I saw Antifa spring up was back in 2009. Rose City Antifa organized a boycott of a local cooperatively owned bike shop. They plastered the town and all the bike racks in the city saying to boycott the worker owned business. What was it's crime you ask?, to get such treatment. The bike shop hosted a meeting and speakers forum held by Portlanders for 911 truth. Draw your own conclusions here.

donten , Aug 27 2020 21:46 utc | 83

What many are doing here, in the heat of battle, is forgetting that this is not a "civil war," it is class war. The ruling class is pursuing its classic tactic of "divide and conquer." Those divided are under the influence of the propaganda of the ruling class, and continue to damage each other, rather than their true enemy the ruling class. This must be made clear, in order to unite the working class, that they may exercise there true power and crush the ruling class. There is no other way.

Roy G , Aug 27 2020 18:56 utc | 20

The conclusion is unfortunately correct, but t he sole focus on Antifa as the problem Imo just shows the power of the media and politicians to shape the narrative. Who do you believe is more dangerous, Antifa or White Supremacist militias? The Feds are well aware that WS groups are using the protests to destroy property and trying to set off a race war, but the media and politicians are remarkably silent about the role of White Supremacists in the violence, unless something happens that is too hard to ignore, like 'Umbrella Man.'

https://www.startribune.com/police-umbrella-man-was-a-white-supremacist-trying-to-incite-floyd-rioting/571932272/

Jackrabbit , Aug 27 2020 20:37 utc | 57

pretzelattack @Aug27 20:26 #51

... as for antifa, what exactly have they done? who are they? is there an organization?

My pet theory is that they are an off-shoot of JDL. Ready to turn any legitimate protest into a riot for the evening news. Because Zionists need to protect the Zionist asshats that run USA/Empire.

That's why they're (still) so mysterious. That's why the US government can never seem to understand who they are. Antifa are the domestic "White Helmets" ready to support YOUR protest. Except not.

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Hoyeru , Aug 27 2020 21:27 utc | 76

actually, there is NO such thing as "Antifa". Antifa is as made up as ISIS/Ali Queda is. Antifa is a vague term loosely applied toward a group of people who are fed up with all the fake "Capitalism" and are willing to fight against it.
Some may even not be "Antifa" but fake "Antifa" created for propaganda purposes. Exactly how the notorious "red brigade" in Italy who kidnapped Aldo Moro and killed him. And the Red Brigade was supposed to be Communist also; finny that, since Aldo Moro was about to create a coalition with the Communists and he is prevented from accomplishing that by "Communists".

But b is essentially correct, the average American moron™ is now fed up with all the riots and looting and is siding with trump. But that's only because the Average American moron™ (I have trademarked it, so dont try to steal it) is so stupid, they cannot even think about anything, they live in a very simple good vs bad world.

[Aug 24, 2020] "Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem -- neat, plausible, and wrong".

Highly recommended!
Aug 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Tom Welsh , says:

[Aug 21, 2020] While Rachel Tension on Orphan is screaming about how white people is criminals and brutes and they need to get in touch, we need start changing her and all BML activists for using created by white people products. $50 cent change of each BigMac would be a good start.

Notable quotes:
"... Now, what I think is, charging blacks and injuns and all for every white invention they use, one at a time would be a motimgator long job and use more paper than eating a McDonald's hamburger. It could lead to enough of what that Wall Street newspaper calls cross licensing ..."
"... I mean, you could charge a nickel every time Lateesha or Deewan or Lasagna read a book, which might bring in twelve dollars a year, or used a Smith and Wesson, for whole boxcars of dollars. Probably the easy thing would be to rent the whole damn civilization with only one license, like driving a car. ..."
"... I reckon we'd haul in enough money to buy enough rockets to blow up a thousand weddings and little children in Afghanistan and Eye-ran and maybe some kindergartner kids in Venezuela, wherever that is. Then they'd all have American values and love us. ..."
"... I figure when she's yowling into a microphone that probably Abraham Lincoln or Moses or somebody invented, it's that Cultural Appropriation again and she owes money. I mean, without that microphone shed have to go back to smoke signals or drums. ..."
"... Anyway, women are taking over everything, most of them crazy. Along with Rachel Tension and Oprah, we've got that Clinton woman ..."
"... And now we've got Joe Biden, who ain't nothing but a titless Hillary on days when he can remember who he is, and pretty much nothing at all the rest of the time. ..."
Aug 21, 2020 | www.unz.com

Extracted from: Big Orly's Diary and The Crumpler Report, by Fred Reed - The Unz Review

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If some people can't go as Bugs Bunny, then nobody can't go as anything. Fair is fair. So if you little sister goes as Aunt Jemima that makes pancakes, the BLM bandits will try to lynch her.

I reckon black folks ought to be a little quieter. Since they didn't invent writing, or reading, or 'rithmetic or electricity or clothes or pretty much anything, then any time they use them things they're doing Cultural Appropriation. It's just common sense. Of course, I guess a Chinaman could say whites do it too when they use paper and gunpowder, without the which we couldn't have bombs and rockets and federal forms nine pages long that no one since Adam can figure out.

Now, what I think is, charging blacks and injuns and all for every white invention they use, one at a time would be a motimgator long job and use more paper than eating a McDonald's hamburger. It could lead to enough of what that Wall Street newspaper calls cross licensing, Mr. McWilliams said, and he knows everything, to keep a whole rat pack of lawyers in business forever instead of drowning them, that would be better.

I mean, you could charge a nickel every time Lateesha or Deewan or Lasagna read a book, which might bring in twelve dollars a year, or used a Smith and Wesson, for whole boxcars of dollars. Probably the easy thing would be to rent the whole damn civilization with only one license, like driving a car.

I reckon we'd haul in enough money to buy enough rockets to blow up a thousand weddings and little children in Afghanistan and Eye-ran and maybe some kindergartner kids in Venezuela, wherever that is. Then they'd all have American values and love us.

But we got other news to gnaw on. I keep reading about this gal Rachel Tension and how she's causing all kinds of bile along with Oprah. I don't know about Rachel but Oprah's gone all skinny on us and I reckon it makes her want to make more fuss about whatever she's thinking about. Oprah used to be all porked up and looked like three hundred pounds of fatback with legs and if you'd had a oil well you wanted to shut down you could have used her for a plug. I hear there's less Oprah now, though. Which is about how much I can use.

Anyhow, she's running on these days about how white people is criminals and brutes and they need to get in touch with what they're feeling, that might mean their girlfriend or I don't know what, but she don't like them. White people, I mean. Well, I guess. But I figure when she's yowling into a microphone that probably Abraham Lincoln or Moses or somebody invented, it's that Cultural Appropriation again and she owes money. I mean, without that microphone shed have to go back to smoke signals or drums.

Anyway, women are taking over everything, most of them crazy. Along with Rachel Tension and Oprah, we've got that Clinton woman that's even older than Ann Coulter and probably sleeps all day in some cave, hanging by her toes, and Elizabeth Warren, that used to be a Injun but cured it with a shot of DNA. And now we've got Joe Biden, who ain't nothing but a titless Hillary on days when he can remember who he is, and pretty much nothing at all the rest of the time. Which might be a good reason to vote for him. We've had a long string of Presidents who did know who they were, and it ain't been real satisfactory.

Finally the world' s gone soft in the head, like Aunt Minnie that granddad used to keep in the attic. I just saw where Walt Disney, that I thought was dead but anyway, he's going to make a movie about Peter Pan and he want's Mike Tyson to be Tinker Belle. She´s kind of like a lightening bug in a little green dress and throws sparks everywhere. Now if I remember right, Tyson weighs about two-forty buck nekkid and holding a helium balloon so it's hard to imagine him twinkling around in the air and flashing like a fifty cent flashlight with a loose switch, but I don't know much about movies. Anyway there was this woman, I think her name was Lupita Marimacha or anyway some Meskin thing, that talked for Mr. Disney, that I thought was dead. She said these times are progressive, which I think means soft in the head, and we can't be heteronormative or chromapejorative and we had to be gender fluid. I saw it in the newspaper or I couldn't spell it. I wasn't sure what kind of gender fluid she meant but I knew I didn't want to think about it. I guess it means we´ll have to watch Mike Tyson flying around in some kind of girly clothes, which is all right on a girl but I worry about them on Mike, and maybe it worries him too.

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Write Fred at jet.possum@gmail.com . Put the letters pdq anywhere in the subject line so Google don't disappear your letter.


[Aug 08, 2020] Overdue antidote to Black Lives Matter's poisonous ideology arrives in the form of Britain's 'strictest teacher' -- RT Op-ed

Notable quotes:
"... Anyone who has ever overcome any obstacle in life knows that if you spend all your time worrying about how insurmountable it is, you will never overcome it. ..."
"... I am not going to spend my time begging the white man to undergo unconscious bias training, it'll distract me from doing what does work, which is getting kids to learn their algebra, turn up on time and deliver. ..."
"... You're some PR guy, you work in town, you earn a nice bit of money, you have a nice flat and car. But you put a black box on Instagram and you're now a cool non-racist. You're a good guy. ..."
"... Actually doing good takes a lifetime. The thing about doing good is that it gets you enemies. You're not part of the group. ..."
"... expected to accept and acknowledge that they've been unavoidably socialised into racism, that they have internalised white supremacies and they need to affirm this in meetings and talk about how they are to dismantle the system of whiteness. ..."
"... expected to testify to a particular kind of racism that they are experiencing in almost every sphere of their lives and if they fail to do this then they either have internalised white supremacy or are callously trying to advantage themselves at the expense of other people of colour. ..."
"... Think your friends would be interested? Share this story! ..."
Aug 08, 2020 | www.rt.com

he toxic ideology of the BLM movement is promoted by its race campaigners at the expense of any other idea. Unless you agree with its false claims and the underlying belief that Britain is intrinsically racist, you are the enemy.

Negotiating your way around any conversation centred on race has become a social minefield. Say the wrong thing and 'boom!' you're treated as a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and ostracised from your bien pensant pals for life.

BLM campaigners in the UK push one line: black people are the permanent victims of oppression, white people are collectively guilty of perpetuating discrimination.

That's it. No ifs, no buts, no grey areas, no dissent. Own it!

In this country, BLM is a secretive, opaque umbrella organisation of many different groups with no distinct leadership yet, somehow, through marches, pulling down statues and by seizing hold of the narrative on social media, they have become the arbiters on race matters.

But maybe some relief is here. The newly-launched Equiano Project , named after the 18th Century former slave Olaudah Equiano , the British African community's first political activist, brings a cool breeze of common sense into the stifling atmosphere created by the UK adherents of the Black Lives Matter movement and their toxic, imported brand of identity politics.

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Founded by 24-year-old Inaya Folarin Iman, a writer, campaigner and former Brexit Party candidate, the project wasted no time getting down and dirty on this hot topic, with an online event this week that could have a lasting effect on the tone and content of the race conversation in Great Britain.

London head teacher Katharine Birbalsingh tore into the notions of unconscious bias training, decolonising the school curriculum and making the study of historical black figures compulsory, pointing out that the latter is just the sort of institutional racism that BLM decries.

She said " Anyone who has ever overcome any obstacle in life knows that if you spend all your time worrying about how insurmountable it is, you will never overcome it.

" I am not going to spend my time begging the white man to undergo unconscious bias training, it'll distract me from doing what does work, which is getting kids to learn their algebra, turn up on time and deliver. "

Miss Birbalsingh, admittedly, does have form on the race debate, as the head of what the BBC calls 'Britain's strictest school.'

Speaking in June about Instagram's 'Black Box Day' – where users posted a black box image on their account – the head teacher unloaded on the woke middle classes posting messages online.

She said, " You're some PR guy, you work in town, you earn a nice bit of money, you have a nice flat and car. But you put a black box on Instagram and you're now a cool non-racist. You're a good guy.

" Actually doing good takes a lifetime. The thing about doing good is that it gets you enemies. You're not part of the group. "

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Ah, Miss Birbalsingh, you are a gem! But I digress...

Back at the Equiano Project event, academic Helen Pluckrose also took aim at BLM, explaining the effects of their poisonous dogma on both sides of the race divide.

White people are, she said, " expected to accept and acknowledge that they've been unavoidably socialised into racism, that they have internalised white supremacies and they need to affirm this in meetings and talk about how they are to dismantle the system of whiteness. "

Meanwhile, members of the BAME community were " expected to testify to a particular kind of racism that they are experiencing in almost every sphere of their lives and if they fail to do this then they either have internalised white supremacy or are callously trying to advantage themselves at the expense of other people of colour. "

Pluckrose, something of an avid Twitter user, has hit the nail bang on the head. So maybe the Equiano Project, a broad collection of, let's face it, mainstream liberals and similar-minded academics, will prove to be the advance guard. Their input into the narrative on race in Britain is certainly welcome.

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Because, as a direct result of the deeply divisive BLM dogma, we saw the emergence of the FF Force in London at the weekend, with their paramilitary gear, balaclavas, raised fists and aggressive posturing all pushing the claim that Britain is so racist that the only hope black people have is to organise their own resistance.

Forgive me for being blunt, but all this is garbage of which it now seems I'm not the only one disinclined to digest. So thank heavens that the reinforcements for the voices of sanity have arrived.

And not a moment too soon.

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[Aug 07, 2020] John Cleese - Woke People Have -Zero Sense Of Humour

Highly recommended!
Radicals have never had a sense of humor. They are unbalanced. "In jest, there is truth". -- Roman proverb. Radicals has problems with truth. Therefore, they don't like humor.
See also John Cleese vs Extremism - YouTube
Notable quotes:
"... Monty Python was the pinnacle of contemporary comedy precisely because it drew attention to the absurdity of modern society and it pompous hypocrisy ..."
Aug 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

hooligan2009 , 2 hours ago

i saw a joke today

big female BLM supporter wearing a nappy mask that says "i can't breathe" on it

soccer mom says "well take the stupid mask off"

MartinG , 3 hours ago

How many Wokesters does it take to change a light bulb?

  • One to complain that the light bulb is white.
  • One to complain that the light is white.
  • One to blame boomers for wearing out the old bulb.
  • One who doesn't know how.
  • And one Wokester who says there must be change as he changes the bulb.
tardpill , 3 hours ago

the only one that can possibly change the bulb with it out being a racist privilege is not available because they are too busy burning **** down

DaBard51 , 2 hours ago

You forgot:

  • --One who complains that there isn't enough diversity in light bulbs.
  • --One who says "Bulb Lives Matter!"
  • --One who complains that screwing the bulb is sexist.
  • --One who can't decide whether the bulb is DC or AC.

When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

<edit> whoever up-voted, my thanks. Shadow-banned, I am not, now, I see...

Roger Casement , 3 hours ago

They are the joke.

philipat , 2 hours ago

Yes, and that is why humor is so important, especially at the margin. Politicians, especially Democrat politicians, don't like comedy because it draws attention to the absurdity of most of what they do.

Monty Python was the pinnacle of contemporary comedy precisely because it drew attention to the absurdity of modern society and it pompous hypocrisy. It gave me more laughs more consistently than anything I have come across since. 'God speed John, you stay with what you believe and ***k the humorless wokesters who need to get a life and lighten up for their own sake and for that of all the rest of us!

45North1 , 2 hours ago

An Antifa member, a BLM'er and a Proud Boy go into a Bar.....

EvlTheCat , 2 hours ago

"Woke" in itself is a joke and a oxymoron, which if you know the definition makes it ironic also. Touches all bases John.

[Aug 06, 2020] Do black Americans really support defunding the police- Over 80% want cops to stay keep patrolling their communities, poll shows

Moral reformation by abuse is not going to work. Frankly, the actual irrelevance of this to ownership of the country is one reason why it is allowed, a way to neuter real opposition. It prevents solidarity between the lowers, while fostering illusions about select minorities. Wasn't there some guy who actually wrote about the Obama, who betrayed all communities including black, under the title We Were Eight Years in Power?
Notable quotes:
"... Defund is a stupid idea......changing the operating rules makes more sense. I blame the MSM for pushing minority headlines. ..."
"... It's not up to blacks on whether police are defunded or not. It's up to "woke" and privileged, liberal white lawmakers who think they know better than their constituents, both white and black on what's best for them. ..."
"... Has anyone else noticed that as the protests have developed, that those protesting and demanding defunding of the police are predominately white people of university enrolement age? Paid to protest by whom? ..."
"... Our guess is most probably George Soros, US Democrats and our friend Bill Gates. All for what the destruction of the society that allowed them to become obscenely wealthy. ..."
"... The state of US domestic insecurity: citizens don't trust the enforcers of the power structure, but don't want to be thrown to the wolves, whether it's black or white. ..."
Aug 05, 2020 | www.rt.com

Despite Black Lives Matter protests raging across the country and moves to defund police departments or cut back their budgets, a new poll suggests black citizens don't support the efforts to remove cops from the streets.

The Gallup poll , released Wednesday, was conducted throughout July and involved over 36,000 adults across the US.

A whopping 81 percent of black respondents said they want police to spend the same amount of time in their neighborhoods that they already do or to have even more of a presence. The results are similar across races, with 88 percent of white Americans, 83 percent of Hispanic Americans, and 72 percent of Asian-Americans all saying the same thing.

The poll also confirmed that black Americans are more likely to see police presence in their communities, with 73 percent of respondents answering that they notice cops in their neighborhoods "sometimes" or "very often." That's compared to 65 percent of non-black respondents.

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While that gap could be seen as supporting the charge that black communities are overpoliced, it had little impact on whether citizens wanted more or less police presence. "The slightly elevated frequency with which Black Americans see police in their neighborhood has limited impact on their preferences for changing the local police presence," Gallup wrote in their findings.

About a third of black citizens who responded that they "often" see police in their neighborhoods said they would like there to be less of a presence, but over 50 percent in that category don't want any change.

The poll did also show that very few black Americans are confident a run-in with a police officer will go well. Only 18 percent said they were very confident such an encounter would go well, while 43 percent said they were somewhat confident. That distrust of police actually jumps over to the general public, with 48 percent saying they were very confident an encounter with an officer will go well, while 37 percent were only somewhat confident.

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While the results show a general apprehension to trusting police, especially among black Americans, there is little from the poll that supports the efforts in cities across the US that are either slashing police department budgets or moving to completely abolish them.

"The majority of all other Black Americans, including those who are 'not too confident' about receiving considerate police treatment, want the police to spend the same amount of time, with additional percentages favoring more time," Gallup concludes.

Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, Black Lives Matter protests have taken place in major cities across the country, with some in places like Portland, Oregon, turning violent and requiring a federal response.

But if Gallop's results are to be trusted, defunding police is not the answer most citizens support, even black Americans.

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Tom_Callan 3 hours ago

Defund is a stupid idea......changing the operating rules makes more sense. I blame the MSM for pushing minority headlines.

Colin 39 minutes ago

It's not up to blacks on whether police are defunded or not. It's up to "woke" and privileged, liberal white lawmakers who think they know better than their constituents, both white and black on what's best for them. Same old Democratic story that's been playing for over a century.

Alpoz 42 minutes ago

Has anyone else noticed that as the protests have developed, that those protesting and demanding defunding of the police are predominately white people of university enrolement age? Paid to protest by whom?

Our guess is most probably George Soros, US Democrats and our friend Bill Gates. All for what the destruction of the society that allowed them to become obscenely wealthy.

As i quote from Issac Asimov, The Stars Like Dust. "They don't want equality, they want to rule."

pogohere 2 hours ago

The state of US domestic insecurity: citizens don't trust the enforcers of the power structure, but don't want to be thrown to the wolves, whether it's black or white.

Guldar Tate 14 minutes ago

Why is this even an issue? A vocal minority of mostly fake leftist caucasians are the main ones pushing this "defund the police" issue. Just like how nearly half the people you see at BLM rallies are caucasians. The founder and funder of BLM, George Soros is a caucasian as well. Then someone finally does a poll, that shouldn't need to be done, to show what should be obvious to a normal human being, that most so called black people want police.

D Green 2 hours ago

Irrelevant, really. As long as there is a state, there will be enforcers so we'd better learn to love them...full stop! Indeed, the reason for our present predicament stems from one critical edict that we've largely eschewed: as citizens, our primary task is to OBEY. Obedience is our raison d'être. In the exceedingly rare event the justice system gets it 'wrong,' wait patiently in your comfortable jail cell until the state generously offers you a tough-but-fair plea deal, or, if you're really lucky, grants you the privilege of sorting it out before an impartial judge and a jury of your wise peers. Why is that so hard for some people?

[Aug 04, 2020] Society's obsession with the 'n-word' ignores the real issues plaguing black communities encourages racial division

Aug 04, 2020 | www.rt.com

It also begs a series of increasingly absurd questions: is a person who's only 1/16th black "allowed" to use the n-word? What if they're another dark-skinned minority, but not technically black? The arguments over whether white rappers or fans of hip-hop culture are "allowed" to use the word can be downright farcical, and completely gloss over the real issues - generational poverty, separate-but-unequal race-based policing tactics, mass incarceration, the school-to-prison pipeline - that continue to cause immense suffering in black communities, even as corporations pour millions of dollars into the coffers of Black Lives Matter and other race-grifters.

Adopting melanin-based double standards only fans the flames of racial animus. It's become painfully clear that the leaders of the BLM organization do not really want a post-racial society where all groups live together in harmony - they want division along every " intersectional " line in existence, and are willing to invent a few to further atomize the working class while collecting fat checks from corporations terrified of running afoul of the new thought police.

This aim does not reflect the wishes of the vast majority of black activists, a growing number of whom are speaking out against BLM's cooptation of their efforts. But those who profit off racism will do anything to ensure it continues.

[Aug 03, 2020] BLM Uses 'Mafia Tactics' To Threaten Cuban Restaurant Owner With Diversity Demands -

Aug 03, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

The owner of a Cuban restaurant in Louisville has decried a list of 'diversity demands sent to him and dozens of other small business owners by Black Lives Matter activists - which include guaranteeing that at least 23% of staff are black, 23% of the business's supplies are from black-owned retailers, and 1.5% of their net sales go to black charities. They also need to publicly display a sign showing their support for the movement.

Restaurant owner Fernando Martinez and other members of the Cuban community on Sunday protesting against the BLM list of demands.

If they don't comply, the business owners face a series of "repercussions," including social media shaming, 'invasive reclamation' where black owned businesses would set up competing 'booths and tables' outside the stores, and they would have 'their storefronts fucked with,' according to the Daily Mail .

The letter was sent to business owners in the city's 'NuLu' East Market District during a July 24 protest which forced some area businesses to close. BLM argues that the neighborhood was only able to flourish after a housing project was demolished in the 2000s, which 'robbed the black community of opportunities and wiped out their homes,' according to the report.


Beatscape , 20 minutes ago

This is BLM trying to see how far they can push their agenda -- do they have such a universal mandate that they are now above the law? Per the legal code:

Extortion is a felony offense that is punishable by up to three years in prison. If the defendant has made extortion demands but the victim never complied or consented, he or she can be charged with attempted extortion.

In the current environment, anyone that dares to criticize even a fine point of the BLM movement in public is in danger of losing their job and being ostracized. No wonder BLM wants to defund and defang the police, they want to engage in various criminal activities with impunity. And, the 'white guilt' crowd is actually fighting to allow this to happen. Unreal...

OGAorSAD , 37 minutes ago

Formal extortion that will go unpunished....

Revolver2019 , 24 minutes ago

This guy is capitulating way too much! You cannot have it both ways with Marxists. You cannot support BLM, but then offer your own terms to them to be negotiated.

He of all people should know that Marxists do not negotiate and there is no limit for what they demand and what they want from you. You give an inch, they will then demand a mile. If you draw a line they will steam roll you and take you out . Its all or nothing with Marxists!

People need to realize this for their own safety. I see too much of it. People want to appease, but on their terms. WAKE UP!! This guy is doing nothing good for his restaurant or community because he says he supports BLM, but.... There is no BUT - All or you die! Having both ways is quick recipe for disaster.

Grow some cajones and take one side - fully! Preferable to be the good side.

jughead , 1 hour ago

Sounds like a RICO case to me. Book em Donald.

LightBeamCowboy , 53 minutes ago

Isn't making threats or committing violence to achieve political ends the legal definition of terrorism?

aloha-snackbar , 56 minutes ago

And lastly a cash payment due weekly for protection from nefarious and organized thugs who may due harm to you and establishment... Chicago beer wars 1930... and today...

TheDayAfter , 41 minutes ago

Brilliant Point. Slap the RICO Act on BLM and Antifa, and see them run into Oblivion.

Stu Pedassle , 3 minutes ago

Who are the officers / decision makers? Gotta hand it to the Soros crowd, one thing they have gotten right is keeping this movement going apparently without a definable structure / command center to go after by the DOJ

neidermeyer , 1 hour ago

If it were me I'd burn the place down , collect the insurance money and go someplace safe, the business is effectively worth nothing at this point... The local government is complicit and you just can't win in that scenario.

LetThemEatRand , 1 hour ago

The worst nightmare of the Blue Team is that BLM splits the party by targeting Hispanic voters, who will shift Red Team.

Welfarebum , 36 minutes ago

BLM is now a political party. But they are a unique political party, in that nobody is allowed to criticize or oppose them or their views. Because of this unique status, they have become extremely dangerous and need to be scrutinized by all critical-thinking, freedom-loving citizens. I am not a racist in opposing BLM any more than I'm a rapist for questioning the motives of the me too movement. y_arrow

DaBard51 , 54 minutes ago

BLM demands quotas? Illegal. per US Supreme Court (2009)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB124640586803076705

TimeTraveller , 49 minutes ago

Not sure how the Cubans do business, but if the BLM tries this extortion **** with Mexican restaurants around here, then some headless corpses of BLM activists are going to start appearing around the place.

Musum , 1 hour ago

He took to Facebook to accuse them of 'mafia tactics'

Neoconservatism is BLM in Jewish face.

"Mafica tactics" is how we conduct ourselves on the geopolitical stage.

Welcome to America.

BaNNeD oN THe RuN , 49 minutes ago

Exactly, this is just a "lite" version of Trump threatening to ban Tik-Tok, then encouraging Microsoft to buy it for a reduced price. Or demanding that Germany pay more tribute to their troops occupying the country for 70+ years.

Leading by example, or the Art of the Deal (shakedown).

[Aug 02, 2020] The national conversation about race needs to be short and simple: " All colours and ethnicities are subject to the exploitation of members of a ruling class that knows no barriers of race, culture, religion or sex. Which has in common only bad behaviour. A ruling class which owes its continued existence and its impunity, despite its evident criminality, to the refusal of its victims to unite and act in their own interests.

Aug 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bevin , Aug 2 2020 14:55 utc | 5

What stands in the way of conversation between exploited people of different races is the white noise of liberal nonsense, which, incidentally, seems to be growing exponentially because it never runs up against reality and its rasping frictions.
The national conversation about race needs to be short and simple: " All colours and ethnicities are subject to the exploitation of members of a ruling class that knows no barriers of race, culture, religion or sex. Which has in common only bad behaviour. A ruling class which owes its continued existence and its impunity, despite its evident criminality, to the refusal of its victims to unite and act in their own interests."
And these are among the least original thoughts on offer. Humanity has known these things since the days when it lived in caves and sent Birthday Cards to chimpanzees.

Let us put this Hydroxychloroquine nonsense to bed for the last time.
Whilst any form of fever mitigation is likely to have a place, however small, in the nurses' quiver of helpful practices, the promotion of this particular drug, which is known to have often mortal side effects in vulnerable people, is dangerous and dishonest. Chicken soup and lime juice are other much less dangerous alternatives over which the Pharmaceutical Protection Racket has no control. The same can be said of a regime of patient care, loving attention and good accommodation- full time staff in properly equipped facilities working in an atmosphere in which the loss of any life is recognised as a social tragedy and a defeat.

[Aug 02, 2020] Antifa have accounts on FB and Twitter! and have active cells in every major city. In the national security state this is impossible without tacid support of intelligence againces

Aug 02, 2020 | www.unz.com

Robert Dolan , says:

[Aug 02, 2020] Antifa and BLM work for Trump re-election

Notable quotes:
"... Does the mass media think they can “hide the ball” while Seattle turns into a war zone? Seriously–in the Internet age? They _can’t_ be that stupid, can they? ..."
Aug 02, 2020 | www.unz.com

Justvisiting , says:

@Nosquat Loquat

What they care about concocting a storyline that hurts Trump’s chances for reelection.

Law and order is a winning issue for incumbent Presidents. Seattle in chaos will get Trump re-elected.

If anyone has not seen the Trump campaign ad yet, here it is:

https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1278837925535535105&lang=en

Does the mass media think they can “hide the ball” while Seattle turns into a war zone? Seriously–in the Internet age? They _can’t_ be that stupid, can they?

(When I put on the tin foil hat it whispers to me “they know, they are lying on purpose, they want Trump re-elected to improve their ratings, and they want to anger voters by lying about Seattle”. Then I take off the tin foil hat and I say “Na–they really are that stupid.”)

[Aug 02, 2020] "Racism quotient" and "exemplary cancellation" make me sound like taken directly from Orwell

Highly recommended!
there is a difference between Prudent speech and Free speech.
When punishment for voicing dissenting opinion includes physical assault it doesn't much matter how rare the actual instances of physical violence are
Notable quotes:
"... Of course, it is not (yet) possible to determine the exact racism quotient of each individual, so exemplary cancellations are the means of influencing individuals to modify their behaviour. I appreciate that "racism quotient" and "exemplary cancellation" make me sound like one of those right-wing Orwell cosplayers, but I can't think of a better way of putting it. ..."
Aug 02, 2020 | crookedtimber.org

Cancel culture, I suggest, matters most when our ability to access diverse opinion is curtailed as a result of speech policing, either by algorithms or individuals, especially in the run-up to an election. Self-censorship in universities is equally important. When Chomsky signed the Harper's letter, he reported he receive a great many letters of support from academics terrified of being cancelled.


rjk 08.01.20 at 10:44 am (
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We're coming out of a certain kind of (neo-)liberal consensus in which politics was viewed as a mostly technocratic business of setting laws in the abstract. That perspective was sufficient to get some things right: many blatantly discriminatory laws have been repealed across the Western world over the last 70 years. But it turns out that racism and sexism don't require explicitly racist or sexist laws on the books: they can subvert neutral-seeming laws to their purposes, and can bias the behaviour of individuals and networks of individuals to the extent that widespread discrimination can continue...

The other strand focuses on the moral reform of white people. It proceeds from the assumption that the law has only a limited role in moral conduct, and that the evidence of the last 50 years is that removing explicitly racist legislation, and even legislating anti-racism (e.g. affirmative action) isn't enough to secure good outcomes. If your individual acts have the practical outcome of furthering or defending racist interests, then you are part of the problem. The demands here are much harder to define. Rather than focusing all attention on a specific reform that can be enacted in a single moment by an executive or legislature, attention is cast broadly across all actions occurring at all times by all people. Of course, it is not (yet) possible to determine the exact racism quotient of each individual, so exemplary cancellations are the means of influencing individuals to modify their behaviour. I appreciate that "racism quotient" and "exemplary cancellation" make me sound like one of those right-wing Orwell cosplayers, but I can't think of a better way of putting it.

All of this intersects with the modern reality of social media: things that "normal" people might be able to say in a bar or a cafe discussion with friends or colleagues are now part of the permanent public record, searchable and viewable by millions. Social media provides excellent tools both for taking things out of context and re-contextualising them. Secondly, "brands" or organisations are now direct participants, and can be subject to public pressure in much more visible ways than previously.

kinnikinick 07.31.20 at 3:36 pm ( 6 )

@49 Andres "fake populism as pandemics"

I'm a big fan of biological metaphors; they keep one humble about the inevitability of unintended consequences. The metaphor gets strained when it moves from external viral spread to internal immune response, though; in the former, we're assuming a team of informed medical professionals, seeing things from the "outside" with the authority implied by specialized and objective knowledge. I'm not sure who these people correspond to in the world we inhabit, where even the real doctors have trouble getting traction.
The internal immune response feels like a closer match, as surface protein markers are proxies for identity, microbes display "false flags" to avoid detection, and auto-immune and inflammatory responses often do more damage than the threats they're reacting to.
On both levels of metaphor, it seems clear that the structure of social media is explicitly designed to create and exploit "virality"; we need to rethink what this means for us.
More: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/29/social-distancing-social-media-facebook-misinformation

L2P 07.31.20 at 5:05 pm ( 67 )

" No one seems to reflect here that silencing people because of their politics is historically and usually the preserve of those with the power to silence – that is, conservatives. Be careful what you wish for."

And here we have the cancel culture "problem" in a nutshell. The complaint isn't that Musgrave lost a job or is literally forbidden to speak or even lacks reasonable ways to be heard. The complaint is that blog found him distasteful and doesn't want him commenting there. This isn't a right to speak issue, it's a demand to be heard issue.

Far worse things are done to BLM protesters. Being denied a blog posting? Try being denied the right to even assemble, and shot with tear gas and rubber bullets. That didn't stop me from protesting. Being denied a blog post and hearing some harsh criticism is nothing.

engels 07.31.20 at 5:37 pm ( 68 )

I broadly agree with the points about free speech in the post, and Waldron's arguments, but I don't think it's right to equate the debate about "cancel culture" with these issues.

John's understanding of it is even more dismissive (and imo off-target).

being cancelled means having to read rude things said about you by lots of unimportant people on Twitter, as opposed to engaging in caustic, but civilised, debate with your peers in the pages of little magazines

It seems to me cancel culture is both an ethos and a tactic. The ethos involves a zero tolerance approach to certain ethical transgressions (eg overt expressions of racism) and an absolute devaluation of people who commit them. The tactic is based around achieving cultural change by exerting collective pressure as consumers on managers of corporations (or corporation-like entities, like universities) to terminate transgressors, as a way of incentivising other emplpoyees to fall into line. It seems to me to be heavily shaped by and dependent on American neoliberalism as the ethos is both punitive and consumerist and the tactic is dependent on at-will employment and managers' deference to customer sentiment, and while most of its current "successes" have been broadly of the Left there's no reason to assume that will be the case in future. I think it does represent a weakening of liberal norms of freedom of discussion and I think Chomsky's right to be concerned.

ph 07.31.20 at 12:30 pm ( 63 )

Interesting discussion and OP.

There's nothing new about speech codes. Puritans and others refused to employ the Book of Common prayer demanded by the Act of Uniformity of 1662. Scolds and speech police can be found among agnostics, people of faith, and across the political spectrum. Nor is the common sense exercise of good judgement regarding when, or if, to suggest to a friend he, she, or they might like to lose a little weight, or to refrain from pointing out the questionable personal grooming habits of a colleague, client, superior, or family member.

Do I need to declare my beliefs and opinions on every topic freely in every forum. In my own case, no. And there's a big difference between being shunned and being imprisoned, or executed, for mocking the wrong text or monarch.

As I courtesy, I might well avoid broaching topics I'm aware may distress another. But that's a far cry from what's happening in modern old media. Bari Weiss evidently had her privileges to write and edit others freely severely curtailed. And, yes, I'm aware that she had cancellation issues of her own. But forcing James Bennett to resign, who put Ta-Nehisi Coates on the cover of the Atlantic, for permitting a US senator to publish an op-ed in the NYT?

We need a diverse set of values and beliefs, argues Henry, J. S. Mill, and others. The head of Google is just now trying to explain why "Washington Free Beacon, The Blaze, Townhall, The Daily Wire, PragerU, LifeNews, Project Veritas, Judicial Watch, The Resurgent, Breitbart, the Media Research Center, and CNSNews" somehow disappeared from the Google search engine. https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/29/google-ceo-dodges-question-on-blacklisting-of-conservative-websites/

Cancel culture, I suggest, matters most when our ability to access diverse opinion is curtailed as a result of speech policing, either by algorithms or individuals, especially in the run-up to an election. Self-censorship in universities is equally important. When Chomsky signed the Harper's letter, he reported he receive a great many letters of support from academics terrified of being cancelled.

When punishment for voicing dissenting opinion includes physical assault it doesn't much matter how rare the actual instances of physical violence are. I spoke with an American colleague employed this week who stated that any dating which is going on among staff and adults of one kind or another on campus is done in secrecy, if at all. Do Democrats feel that they're better off having thrown Al Franken under the bus?

Adhering to speech codes and surrendering to a tiny, highly vocal mob seems a very bad idea to me, and I suspect, many, many others. We don't quite know what to do with the screaming adolescents of varying ages, but we wish they'd stop yelling.

The good news is that we live in societies, for the most part, which permit the upset to act out freely. I wonder whether the folks currently trying to burn down the US federal courthouse in Portland believe their rights to privacy must be respected? The double-standards on display roil what should be reasonable debate. It should be possible to disagree civilly with anyone.

Trying to get someone fired, or shunned, for any reason, is about the saddest waste of energy and time I can imagine – I mean, talk about a poverty of imagination. It's happened to me here on occasion. When the pitchforks come out, I know my opponents 'got nothing.' That's small solace, however, when watching those I'd prefer to respect do their best to stifle debate.

Relative to other nations, we enjoy liberties others can only dream of. These liberties are worth protecting. I'm not sure we're doing such a good job.

[Aug 02, 2020] 'Cultural Marxism' isn't political Marxism. It is a method a tool if you wish used by the oligarchs who wield true power to 'divide and rule' (not least by deflecting attention from the yawning gulf that lies between their own excesses and monstrous wealth on the one hand, and the increasing indigence of the great mass of people on the other)

Highly recommended!
Aug 02, 2020 | www.unz.com

GeeBee , says: August 1, 2020 at 7:42 am GMT

The government will eventually be Marxist

With all due respect, you – like the great majority of people – fail to understand the dynamics involved. 'Cultural Marxism' isn't political Marxism. It is a method – a tool if you wish – used by the oligarchs who wield true power to 'divide and rule' (not least by deflecting attention from the yawning gulf that lies between their own excesses and monstrous wealth on the one hand, and the increasing indigence of the great mass of people on the other). It is called 'Cultural Marxism' purely because it uses Marx's technique of dividing society into a small clique of 'oppressors' and 'the masses' who are 'oppressed'. Marx, of course, had the capitalists in mind when he wrote of the oppressors, and the proletariat naturally were the oppressed.

Today, the last thing the oligarchs desire is a unified and organised proletariat with 'agency': that would constitute a serious threat to their existence. Instead, they divide the sacred role of 'the oppressed' into a multitude of more or less fissiparous groups, whom we are all aware of, but of which those comprising 'BAME' are perhaps the most useful. Others include feminists (more or less all young women in today's world), homos, those suffering from sexual dysphoria (that's 'trannies' in today's 'Newspeak') and the disabled.

These groups will never discover any common ground between themselves, and thus will fight among themselves for the scraps thrown from the oligarchs' table. No danger there, and that's just how they planned it. As for the 'oppressors', there are no prizes for guessing that they are White, heterosexual (i.e. normal) males.

So much for your fear of actual Marxism. As for 'the government', it is important to understand that no government in today's West is invested with any meaningful power. Not only are they not 'sovereign' but they are little more than puppets, dancing to their masters' dismal tunes.

Who are these oligarchs – these Masters of the Universe? That's a story for another day. But you won't go far wrong if you place the word 'oligarchs' in triple parentheses

[Aug 02, 2020] It would be more constructive to abandoning lateral struggles within the oppressed class and healing all rifts to create solidarity against the oppressor - switching from a horizontal struggle to a vertical one.

Aug 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Haassaan , Aug 1 2020 5:28 utc | 73

@71 psychohistorian - "Do they understand the West is top/bottom and not left/right?"

That's an excellent formulation. One almost suspects that asking anyone, within a bit of context, if "the banker" is a left/right entity or a top/down entity would get the same answer. How to explore and expand this potential common ground?

I have no answers, but it would be instructive to devise the way to ask this group, or any group - and every group - that question, and then to offer the formulation as you put it, in a way that makes sense to them, so that they understand where the true enemy is.

In other words, what you're asking seems to be the key to abandoning lateral struggles within the oppressed class and healing all rifts to create solidarity against the oppressor - switching from a horizontal struggle to a vertical one.

Such a simple thing, and the source of all revolutionary success, but could it be simply conveyed?

How this can be done, and who can move such things forward, I don't know but I do know that the effort to make things ever more clear is never wasted effort, and this is one key part of the puzzle.

@71 psychohistorian - "Do they understand the West is top/bottom and not left/right?"

I'd say intuitively they do have some understanding of that, but in general aren't economically/politically savvy/educated enough to frame it that way.

There seems to be a basic belief that the contradictions in our crony and corrupt capitalist system are what is driving the inevitable collapse, and least amongst a segment...it is a pretty diverse group.

Grieved , Aug 1 2020 5:02 utc | 71

[Aug 01, 2020] The ethnic and sex-based groups created and supported by neoliberal oligarchy are constructed so that they can never discover any common ground between themselves, and thus will fight among themselves for the scraps thrown from the oligarchs' table.

Highly recommended!
Aug 01, 2020 | crookedtimber.org

likbez 08.01.20 at 6:30 pm

John Quiggin 07.30.20 at 10:17 am (7)

An important problem is the conflation of public opprobrium actual sanctions like being fired. This is mainly a problem in the US because of employment at will

No. The cancel culture is just a new incarnation of the old idea of religious and pseudo-religious (aka Marxist or Maoist) "purges". A new flavor of inquisition so to speak.

The key idea here is the elimination of opposition for a particular Messianic movement, and securing all the positions that can influence public opinion. As well as protection of own (often dominant) position in the structure of political power (this was the idea behind Mao "cultural revolution")

You probably can benefit from studying the mechanic of Stalin purges. Mechanisms are the pretty similar ("History repeats ", etc) .

If opposition to the new brand of Messianism is suppressed under the smoke screen of political correctness, the question arise how this is different from Stalinist ideas of "Intensification of the class struggle under socialism" and Mao Red Guards excesses (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensification_of_the_class_struggle_under_socialism )

You can probably start with "Policing Stalin's Socialism: Repression and Social Order in the Soviet Union, 1924-1953 (Yale-Hoover Series on Authoritarian Regimes)"

A new book which waits for its author can be similarly titled "Policing US neoliberalism : Repression and Social Order in the USA 1980-2020") ;-)

Here is one thought-provoking comment from the Web:

GeeBee, August 1, 2020 at 7:42 am GMT

The government will eventually be Marxist

With all due respect, you – like the great majority of people – fail to understand the dynamics involved. 'Cultural Marxism' isn't political Marxism. It is a method – a tool if you wish – used by the oligarchs who wield true power to 'divide and rule' (not least by deflecting attention from the yawning gulf that lies between their own excesses and monstrous wealth on the one hand, and the increasing indigence of the great mass of people on the other).

It is called 'Cultural Marxism' purely because it uses Marx's technique of dividing society into a small clique of 'oppressors' and 'the masses' who are 'oppressed'. Marx, of course, had the capitalists in mind when he wrote of the oppressors, and the proletariat naturally were the oppressed.

Today, the last thing the oligarchs desire is a unified and organised proletariat with 'agency': that would constitute a serious threat to their existence. Instead, they divide the sacred role of 'the oppressed' into a multitude of more or less fissiparous groups, whom we are all aware of, but of which those comprising 'BAME' are perhaps the most useful. Others include feminists (more or less all young women in today's world), homos, those suffering from sexual dysphoria (that's 'trannies' in today's 'Newspeak') and the disabled.

These groups will never discover any common ground between themselves, and thus will fight among themselves for the scraps thrown from the oligarchs' table. No danger there, and that's just how they planned it. As for the 'oppressors', there are no prizes for guessing that they are White, heterosexual (i.e. normal) males.

So much for your fear of actual Marxism. As for 'the government', it is important to understand that no government in today's West is invested with any meaningful power.

Not only are they not 'sovereign' but they are little more than puppets, dancing to their masters' dismal tunes.

Who are these oligarchs – these Masters of the Universe? That's a story for another day. But you won't go far wrong if you place the word 'oligarchs' in triple parentheses

[Aug 01, 2020] Black Lives Matter- An Immodest Suggestion -

Aug 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com,

Where will America's productivity miracle come from?

Public education is not teaching students what they need to know to compete in the global economy.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, math scores of U.S. students rank 30th in the world. The East Asian peers of today's American students will eat their lunch in the growth industries of tomorrow.

Here's where Black Lives Matter has a real opportunity.

The protests. The riots. The calls for reparation payments. Social justice wealth transfers. White privilege taxes. All the nonsense. Where's the strategy? Where's the long-range 'strategery'?

No doubt, those selling BLM T-shirts in Walmart parking lots are exercising gumption. But it's not gonna cut it. Moreover, like bingo winnings, reparation payments will be quickly squandered while the unhappiness remains.

And as far as we can tell the BLM movement is empty of ideas and without direction.

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chubbar , 14 minutes ago

"If BLM was strategic"?????? Holy ****, if they were strategic they'd be making damn sure that testing, like SAT scores, were no longer accepted as proof of accomplishment or learning. Oh, wait?.......

Let's all agree, blacks don't want a "head to head" test, EVER.

I don't give a crap what they say, they don't want to be judged on MERIT, they love the skin color test. That way they can always claim racism instead of ability.

libtears , 40 minutes ago

The BLM Movement is definitely empty of ideas and clear leadership. Their supposed goals are all over the map from day to day. They are rudderless mobs of filthy vagrants and criminal elements make up most of their movement.

What's going on which is credited to BLM has nothing to do with black people for the most part. Commies have co-opted this movement and are engaging in anarchy to take down the system of government. They will do whatever they want at all costs because they believe they have the moral high ground. They are radicals just like people call them.

The best thing that could happen is for these loser mayors and governors to enforce the law against these mobs of filthy scum.

How can you even reason with a mob of idiots that don't even have one, if not a hierarchy of leadership and clear goals that they agree upon?

These people are taking a page out of the Bolshevik book on revolution. And they're much weaker than the Bolsheviks, mentally and physically. One good thump on the head and these b!tches are crying.

The longer the public allows teaching institutions to promote BLM the worse this sh!t is going to get.

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JaxPavan , 42 minutes ago

The Ford Foundation gave BLM $100 million to engage in terrorism. Who do you think bought all those ultra high end looting vehicles?

quanttech , 39 minutes ago

Indeed, the BLM organization is primarily funded by mostly white-run corporations and foundations. The money rules.

HopefulCynical , 22 minutes ago

And WHO is in control of the Ford Foundtion? WHO?!

[Jul 31, 2020] Ford Foundation Donates $100 Million to Black Lives Matter-Truth! Fiction! - Truth or Fiction

Board of Trustees - Ford Foundation -- most are Wall Street types. So participation in color revolutions including Russiagate (of which American Maidan is the third stage) and high level of influence of intelligence agencies on decisions and financing is a natural thing. The board includes such interesting figures as Chief Investment Officer and Vice President for Investments, The Rockefeller University and Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems. Foundation is a strong supporter of LGBT+
Jul 31, 2020 | www.truthorfiction.com

Summary of eRumor:
The Ford Foundation has pledged $100 million in support to Black Lives Matter, leading to calls for a boycott of Ford.

The Truth:

It's true that the Ford Foundation has pledged $100 million to the Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF), a coalition of social justice organizations endorsed by Black Lives Matter.

But the Ford Foundation hasn't been connected to the Ford Motor Company for more than 40 years.

First, we'll start out by providing some background about Black Lives Matter, BLMF and the Movement for Black Lives since the connections between these organizing and fundraising networks can be confusing.

In July 2016, the Ford Foundation announced that it would partner with Borealis Philanthropy, Movement Strategy Center and Benedict Consulting to found BLMF. In turn, BLMF will serve as a donor network supporting the Movement for Black Lives , a social justice movement endorsed by Black Lives Matter, according to a foundation blog post:

The Movement for Black Lives has created an opportunity for philanthropy to see and learn from new and dynamic forms of social justice leadership and infrastructure. To support and fund this thriving movement, philanthropy itself has had to adapt. Meanwhile, leaders have kept donors' good intentions in check with candid reminders of how philanthropy can hurt a movement, as well as how it can help. Listening and learning is central to Ford's approach, as we strive to be a thoughtful, effective social justice funder at this critical time.By partnering with Borealis Philanthropy, Movement Strategy Center, and Benedict Consulting to found the Black-Led Movement Fund, Ford has made six-year investments in the organizations and networks that compose the Movement for Black Lives.

Borealis Philanthropy, meanwhile, provides a little more insight about the goal of BLMF at its website:

The Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF), led by Borealis Philanthropy, is a collaborative and pooled donor fund established by the Ford Foundation and Anonymous Donors. In partnership with donors and activists, the BLMF aims to support philanthropic and field-building activities that strengthen the next generation of social justice leaders. Specifically, the collaborative effort supports the infrastructure, innovation and dynamism of intersectional Black-led organizing that have become integral components of what many call the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL).

Rumors about the Ford Foundation pledging more than $100 million to Black Lives Matter went viral after the announcement. The Washington Times reported that Black Lives matter had cashed in with the Ford Foundation's donation -- and, aside from (falsely) implying that Black Lives Matter would receive the entire $100 million donation, the report was factually correct. But, as similar reports spread across social media and conservative news sites, details started getting fuzzy. Freedom Daily, a right-wing website, demonstrates how that happened in a post calling for a Ford boycott that was shared nearly 30,000 times on social media within a week that begins:

Ford just donated $100 million dollars to Black Lives Matter.

The Washington Post reported: street uprising, Black Lives Matter is increasingly awash in cash, raking in pledges of more than $100 million from liberal foundations and others eager to contribute to what has become the grant-making cause du jour.

This story (and calls for Ford boycotts that followed it) made three critical errors: it confused the Washington Post with the Washington Times , it confused the Ford Motor Company with the Ford Foundation, and it confused the Black-Led Movement Fund with Black Lives Matter.

In reality, the Ford Motor Company and the Ford Foundation are completely separate organizations since the 1970s. Henry Ford's son, Edsel, started the Ford Foundation in 1936 with an initial gift of $25,000. The foundation took in huge bequests from Henry and Edsel's estates upon their deaths in the 1940s and grew to become the biggest philanthropy in the world at the time.

Edsel's son, Henry Ford II, was involved in the Ford Foundation up until 1976, but the foundation began selling off Ford stocks in the 1950s and moved its headquarters from Dearborn, Michigan, to New York City in the 1960s. Ford II resigned over the foundation's " march to the left " in 1976, and no Ford family member has served on the board of trustees since. Today, the Ford Motor Company has a separate nonprofit arm, the Ford Fund , and is in no way connected to the Ford Foundation.

In the end, the Ford Foundation and the Ford Motor Company are completely separate organizations. And the Ford Foundation pledged $100 million to the Black-Led Movement Fund, which is not the same thing as Black Lives Matter. That's why we're calling this one truth and fiction.

[Jul 30, 2020] The facts are almost irrelevant. We're dealing with faith, religious ecstasy. We're in the midst of BLMania by Gregory Hood

Notable quotes:
"... The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind ..."
"... Black Panther ..."
"... Black Is King ..."
"... White Fragility ..."
"... The Invention of the Jewish People ..."
"... sanctum sanctorum ..."
Jul 29, 2020 | www.unz.com

Feelings don't care about facts. The mass hysteria that's gripped the Western world after the death of George Floyd can't be explained in rational terms. Police are shooting fewer unarmed black men each year, and most of the shootings are justified. Police are more likely to shoot a non-threatening white than a non-threatening black. In the Floyd case specifically, there's nothing that shows racial bias by police officers, and Floyd was on drugs and resisting arrest . Minneapolis police procedure allowed neck pressure in some circumstances. Former police officer Derek Chauvin's conduct wasn't extraordinary. But the facts are almost irrelevant. We're dealing with faith , religious ecstasy. We're in the midst of BLMania.

Collective frenzies aren't new. Almost every American knows about the Salem witch trials, during which Christians claimed they saw demons and devils. Evil had to be rooted out, whatever the cost. Arthur Miller's fictional re-telling in The Crucible , originally meant to criticize McCarthyism, now reads like a satire of SJWs .

In 1536, Anabaptists took over Münster, Germany, and tried to establish a divine kingdom. Would-be prophet Jan Matthys cannot have been a charlatan; he must have believed he was chosen by God, because he rode out almost by himself to attack a besieging army. He was instantly killed, but that didn't shake the faith of his followers. In 1917, hundreds of people in Fátima, Portugal, claimed they saw the sun dance in the sky. The Catholic Church, which often debunks alleged visions and miracles, declared this "worthy of belief."

Still, because of the doctrine of Original Sin and man's fallen nature, Christians are reminded not to " immanentize the eschaton " and seek heaven on earth. If Christians are delusional, can go only so far. "Secular" movements have no such restraints. During the last century, tens of millions were butchered in Russia, China, Cambodia, and other places in the name of the Brotherhood of Man, with the revolutionaries often creating cults of personality to replace older faiths and heroes. The Revolutionary Communist Party, which can be found burning American flags around the country, has its own cult of personality around leader Bob Avakian .

During the French Revolution, a "Cult of Reason" was established, with Robespierre as high priest. Busts of the assassinated revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat replaced crucifixes in some churches. During the Spanish Civil War, anarchists burned churches, shot at statues of Jesus, murdered clergy, and desecrated the dead to pave the way for a new order. The Communards executed Archbishop Georges Darboy during the Paris Commune and destroyed the original Vendôme Column because it glorified empire. The famous French protests of May 1968, which strongly influenced the current intellectual climate, had a utopian, religious flavor. Would-be revolutionaries destroyed property as they spray-painted the following slogans:

Ann Coulter analyzed mobs in her 2011 book Demonic . She heavily cited Gustave Le Bon's famous 1895 book The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind . Miss Coulter said a mob is "an irrational, childlike, often violent organism that derives its energy from the group" and is "intoxicated by messianic goals." One chapter is called "Imaginary Violence From the Right Vs. Actual Violence From The Left." This is especially prescient. CHAZ/CHOP "security" in Seattle murdered a black teenager and wounded another because they thought right-wing paramilitaries would attack any second (no one has been arrested for these shootings). As cities burn, NBC reports that "an expert" thinks the real threat is "far right" violence.

The "messianic goal" Miss Coulter wrote of is human equality. The premise is that if existing social institutions are removed, a natural and authentic human equality will emerge. Even the past must be destroyed to make this possible. The French Revolution remade the calendar, with 1792 as Year Zero. All culture and history from the past was irrelevant because everything was to be built anew. Rousseau famously wrote that "man is born free and everywhere is in chains." This comes from assuming that man is a blank slate and that people are born equal. If there is inequality, it can only be because of unjust institutions or exploitative social forces.

Who is the boogeyman? Many once believed it was the Church: Voltaire's " infâme ." Some blamed kings; Jefferson's post-revolutionary writings show paranoia about "monarchial" tendencies. Many believe capitalism is the enemy, but I'd argue that most progressives today believe the fundamental problem is "whiteness."

What is whiteness? Psychology Today says it's "an unfairly privileged exclusionary category, based on physical features, most notably a lack of melanin." Many others who study "whiteness" say something similar. Whiteness is a social construct used to justify domination, slavery, and economic exploitation today.

There are three obvious objections to this.

This is clearly not true . Third, it assumes that those with power use white racism to exercise privilege. However, almost every powerful corporation openly supports Black Lives Matter and opposes white racial consciousness. Though "whiteness as property" is a common theme in "whiteness studies," there are benefits to being labeled non-white, which is why some whites fake their racial identity and some groups organize politically so the government won't call them white.

"Whiteness" has become the explanation for all "the evils of the modern world."

Critical race theorists are right to say that "whiteness" is socially constructed; what they fail to understand is that they created its modern meaning.

Most race realists, Identitarians, and white advocates know Susan Sontag's quote that the "white race is the cancer of human history." She also said America, which is "the culmination of Western white civilization," is guilty of causing global suffering. The full context is even more revealing: "The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al., don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world."

In this sentence, she concedes three things that would be politically incorrect today. First, Western civilization is white civilization . Second, despite the pathetic claims of some journalists and academics , Sontag recognized that white civilization isn't simply built on domination of non-whites, and that it has produced things of great value. Third, Sontag admits that some (if not all) progressive accomplishments such as "the emancipation of women" are products of "this particular civilization." "Morgoth's Review" made this same point , noting that when progressives try to destroy "whiteness," they are dynamiting the foundations of their own liberal, universal worldview.

However, Sontag still thought white civilization was irredeemable because it "eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads" and threatens the planet. Whiteness wasn't cancer just because it was bad. Sontag meant that whiteness, like cancer, grows, metastasizes, and consumes. It never seemed to occur to Sontag that this universalizing, homogenizing force "eradicated" authentic European cultures too. If "Western culture" is Netflix, Amazon, and Hollywood, I'm with the Third World anti-imperialists.

Still, at least Sontag recognized that whites had a real culture, at least in the past. Her intellectual successors are worse. They accepted her view the whiteness is cancer while denying any value to our culture and our standards. Instead, " Whiteness Studies " and "Critical Race Theory" criticize "white" civilization because of its standards. The National Museum of African American History and Culture identifies objective, rational linear thinking, cause and effect relationships, and hard work to be "whiteness" and therefore "racist." Everything can therefore be "racist" or in need of "decolonization," including math , grammar , grades , SAT and ACT tests , bar exams , and artificial intelligence .

This ends in denying truth itself. Claire Lehmann found a slide at an education conference in Washington that said that "if you conclude that outcomes differences [sic] by demographic subgroup are a result of anything other than a broken system, that is, by definition, bigotry." Actually, bigotry is "obstinate or intolerant devotion to one's own opinions and prejudices." We've now come full circle, and define bigotry as not being bound by opinions and prejudices. The way many academics and journalists talk about whiteness is worse than anything Susan Sontag said.

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This is the thinking of a fanatic religious sect, like the one Jim Jones led . "We were too good for this world," Jones said before the infamous mass suicide. While progressives haven't yet gone that far, they clearly enjoy the feeling of "woke" moral righteousness, which has replaced the sense of being "elect" that some Protestant sects once provided . Much as the French revolutionaries replaced saints with Jacobins during the Terror, today's woke disciples are creating their own saints, with "Big George" Floyd taking the place of Christ. Insufficient adulation for Floyd cost one priest his job. BLMania is even consuming the churches themselves.

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Black Lives Matter is more sacred than the American flag or Christ. Federal agents , police , military , athletes , politicians , and many others all genuflect before BLM. Many would never bow before God. This new, powerful faith even has a liturgical calendar and a hymn built on a sacred myth.

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Worse, because this creed is impervious to truth, it must always seek new scapegoats (or devils) for egalitarianism's continuing failure. Despite the constant funding, programs, and repression, equality never arrives. The late Lawrence Auster's " First Law of Majority/Minority Relations In Liberal Society " holds that "the more egregiously any non-Western or non-white group behaves, the more evil whites are made to appear for noticing and drawing rational conclusions about that group's bad behavior." Likewise, the more blacks fail, the more fictional portrayals of black superiority must be created, from Black Panther to Black Is King . And the more whites give, the more fiercely they must be accused of bigotry for wanting good schools , classical music , or even video games left alone.

The egalitarian revolution is a Permanent Revolution. BLMania will constantly devour its children . It will continue until it is stopped by superior power. Even Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility and high priestess of the Anti-Racist Church of the Damned , is no longer pure enough.

Linguist John McWhorter Says 'White Fragility' Is Condescending Toward Black People ," NPR, July 20, 2020 " White Fragility is real. But 'White Fragility' is flawed ," Washington Post, June 18, 2020 " Is the Anti-Racism Training Industry Just Peddling White Supremacy? " by Jonathan Chait, July 16, 2020

The late Noel Ignatiev , editor of Race Traitor , famously said that "treason to whiteness is loyalty to humanity." However, he said that this wasn't a call to violence against whites. "When we say we want to abolish the white race, we do not mean we want to exterminate people with fair skin," he said . "We mean that we want to do away with the social meaning of skin color, thereby abolishing the white race as a social category." I question this. If I cited Shlomo Sand's The Invention of the Jewish People to deconstruct Jewish identity, religious claims, and Israel, one might rightly suspect I had an anti-Jewish motive.

Still, let's assume Ignatiev was sincere. Could we "abolish the social meaning of skin color" today? Skin color is more important as a social category than at any other time in decades. Those with power may say whites are just a "social construct," but they have no trouble telling who is white and who is not when it comes to affirmative action. The media view almost all economic, political, and cultural issues through a racial lens. Indeed, with a separate black "national anthem ," graduation ceremonies , and separate events for non-whites , we're seeing the return of segregation. It may even be the beginning of America's breakup along racial lines.

"Wokeness" holds that whites are racist no matter what we do. "White racism" is the new original sin. Fighting one's own racism is a lifelong struggle -- one that ultimately can't be won. "Whiteness" is also responsible for great evil. If all whites are racist and "whiteness" is evil, isn't it best just to eliminate whites? Some whites may even want to join this racial death drive, exhausted, ashamed, and despairing after decades of relentless anti-white propaganda . Even those whites who don't want to surrender psychologically may see no hope, and become a " defeated and despairing race ," in Steve Sailer's words.

This new faith even has holy sites and sacred rites. The site of George Floyd's killing is now a shrine , with white activists declaring it "holy ground." According to journalist Michael Tracey , the unwashed police generally do not enter this sanctum sanctorum .

At one BLM rally, white liberals flaggelated themselves:

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In Bethesda, Maryland, the white congregation repeated after the priest:

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And of course, the mantric chants of "Black Lives Matter" and "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" are familiar refrains:

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What can we call this death-cult? Some leftists, including Ignatiev, called for "abolishing" the white race. It's tempting to call it " Abolitionism ." However, this word is forever linked with (whites) ending slavery. Some leftists may eventually use the term, but it will never catch on. Still, it is useful because of its vivid history. Many 19th century abolitionists were not peaceful idealists but blood-crazed fanatics , who cloaked their dreams of war and slaughter in apocalyptic, Biblical language. John Brown, whose band began its infamous raid on Harpers Ferry by killing a free black man, is the primary example.

The creed's violence, militancy, and destructiveness lead me to call it Eradicationism. Like some Christian sects, whites who embrace it want collectively to abandon the world, if not through suicide then by failing to reproduce. Instead of making the world better "for ourselves and our posterity," they will expunge their blood guilt by ending their line. White Saviors share a curious mix of self-hatred and self-exaltation, something we see when white protesters post themselves indulging in BLMania online.

Eradicationism will be with us for some time. Regardless, our course is clear. Facts are important, but statistics don't move mountains. Faith does. We must act with faith in victory , in service to a great ideal. Our Western tradition tells us to do our duty to uphold the cosmic order . This chaotic time will be an opportunity for racial rebirth. Steel yourself against this death cult that has hijacked our civilization. Reject BLMania. We were meant for something great. We shouldn't fear this time of struggle, which is demonstrating what we've been warning of all along. We should welcome it. The American experiment in equality couldn't have ended any other way.


American Citizen 2.0 , says: July 29, 2020 at 10:01 pm GMT

Good summary of the points we are all familiar with by now.

"Whiteness" has become the explanation for all "the evils of the modern world."

If black people weren't so bad at practically everything, we wouldn't have to play this game where everyone goes overboard to avoid talking about race realism, or scientific racism. India encountered White Western Civilization, basically absorbed parts of it, and came out the other side as the people they always were. Same with China. Same with Japan. Same with Mexico. Etc. The Western World has also encountered other civilizations as the weaker party to an extent, and likewise absorbed or fought back, and came out the other side still being themselves. The Mongols and the Ottoman Turks, just to name a couple of examples, both enslaved white people. We are not all sitting around moaning about it centuries later and saying that's why we can read or do math. That realization forces people down a path where they have to believe against all the evidence that there was something extremely different about the way white people treated black people for them to turn out this way. And as a corollary that there is something very different about white people that makes them uniquely evil.

Or, alternatively, you could just think about your own actual experiences with real black people you have met in life and notice that you generally have to talk to them like they are special needs children and they are really really dumb and aggressive. And then it all makes sense.

Curmudgeon , says: July 29, 2020 at 11:40 pm GMT

Good summation, other than pretending George Floyd was killed by police. Drug overdoses are suicide.

Baxter , says: July 30, 2020 at 2:24 am GMT

We are witnessing something extraordinary, the death of what some call 'liberal progressivism' or what I prefer to call 'American atheistic humanism.' It's a hell of a thing to watch. What's next is anybody's guess. It's going to get much worse before it gets better. I'd like to share some of the things I do to maintain strength and sanity.
1 exercise and work out.
2 do not watch television.
3 associate with non-cucked Catholics and practice the Faith
4 read voraciously, especially the classics and lives of the saints.
5 flirt with women regularly (not the fat ones)
6 set aside resources for 'fallout.' If and when shit hits the fan I'm prepared for a long winter.
This list could be a expanded. These are the big things I've integrated into my daily life.

American Citizen 2.0 , says: July 30, 2020 at 3:03 am GMT
@Baxter

Good list. My list:

1. Exercise
2. Never watch television
3. Read books written before the "Woke" era and never any book written by a Jew, not even Ben Shapiro. I always google the authors before I read anything.
4. Use bookmarks instead of search for the vast majority of the content you look at online. Search is a tool Silicon Valley uses to "recommend" woke content.

Of course, these rules only apply in the current times of information warfare where everyone is trying to demoralize you and subvert anything you think is valuable.

Justvisiting , says: July 30, 2020 at 4:39 am GMT

Anyone who has traveled a bit has come across ruins of formerly great (or small) civilizations.

Here is a small one in central Arizona we have visited:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuzigoot_National_Monument

That civilization lasted for approximately 280 years, and disappeared without a trace around 1400 AD.

As you walk around the ruins of an obviously civilized people, there is one question that goes through everyone's mind.

What happened?

This was before there were settlers from Europe, and the land is empty for many miles around so there are no obvious enemies anywhere to be found.

It is unlikely that an earthquake or flood or other natural event destroyed the city–there seems to be no physical evidence to support that. Perhaps there was a long dry period (since this is Arizona) but long enough to destroy the entire civilization?

Then there is the little voice in your head that says the most likely explanation–"They must have destroyed themselves, probably based on some horrible ideology or religious fervor."

Bottom line–insanity is toxic, and can destroy a civilization.

There is no arguing with insanity, there is no negotiating with insanity, there is no solution for insanity.

Civilizations must have the will to remove the insane people from the territory before they destroy it–or they will become just another forgotten ruin on the landscape.

JesusMary 137 , says: July 30, 2020 at 4:40 am GMT

The hatred for whiteness in America comes from 70 years of massive number of Jews who in many parts of the country dominated public schools and universities in teaching and leadership positions in academia.

mkr , says: July 30, 2020 at 5:38 am GMT

Black person to white person: "your ancestors enslaved my ancestors"

White person to black person: "your ancestors along with the Arabs enslaved my ancestors in the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years up until the 1800s"

White person to black person: "you have never been a slave and neither have I"

White person to black person: "all white majority nations have outlawed slavery, have outlawed segregation, have enshrined equal rights into law, and have outlawed the taking of land by force"

White person to black person: "many black majority nations have not outlawed slavery, have not outlawed segregation, have not enshrined equal rights into law, and still take land by force"

White person to black person: "man up like my ancestors did and go to Africa and free the slaves, put your blood, sweat, and tears on the land and get it done like my ancestors did"

White person to black person: "you can't blame white people for black criminality and for black underperformance in society, most black people are not criminals and many black people perform and overperform in society, so stop being racist towards white people and take responsibility and build something"

Bas , says: July 30, 2020 at 5:50 am GMT

The unemployed. Without hope and nothing to show for, members will do anything to proof thy can. In history famous for doing the ting attacking the unarmed, on orders. Controlling is their hidden desire. Makes them the ideal public servant. Handicapped only by lack of the brain part called working IQ. In war of times of change, needed badly by ones who own a little of that stuff wile steering the ship named state..

Biff , says: July 30, 2020 at 7:24 am GMT

It seems some people(such as this author) are viewing the current situation through one prism, and I think it has multiple causations.

1.Militarized police abuse of the general population is real – especially the poor(soft targets). As incidents pile up, resistance grows.

2.Funding by various political entities are responsible for the political strengthening of BLM and other groups as controlled opposition and used as divide and conquer tactics.

3.The progressive left is low hanging ripe fruit for the former, especially after the election of Donald Trump.

4.An education system pumping out SJW's at an exponential rate.

5.Now just add poverty and depravity from a lockdown.

George Floyd or no George Floyd the current situation(or new religion) was just a matter of time.

What to do? Running away comes to mind .

Anon [295] Disclaimer , says: July 30, 2020 at 7:29 am GMT

This anti-whiteness among Liberal whites reminds me of old Gnostic cults. They sought to overcome the flesh to achieve heaven on earth. Some took it so far as to avoid reproduction. I don't think any took it so far as to adopt the children of other races.

RobF , says: July 30, 2020 at 7:48 am GMT

It is a privilege to read UNZ everyday. It is important for everyone who is kind at heart, reading this article and others who are concerned about this actual insanity made sane, is nothing more than a movement to draw foolish people, black, white and everyone else, to drink just another flavor of Koolaid, into self-selecting their genetic discontinuation in the New World. It is a sublime process supported by the powers that be – to thin the hierd. Don't be alarmed by this. All shall pass. BLM is a part of the culling process – and you may or may not be aware of it: opioids & legal & illegal drugs, obesity, dumberism, political extremism on either side, China/Russia bashing, J bashing, and so on. Stay sure-footed. Understand the motivations of the PTB, and truly understand WHY they must take action for the good of the human race. It is only thru these operations, the wiser among us can & must understand why the human herd must be culled. And if you have a problem with that, please do stand first in line with the many lines & flavors of protesters, refuseniks & freedom fighters. The New World will truly be a better place for better human beings. Anyone who wants to get in to the New World & must first qualify with kind-heartedness, a strong obligation responsibility to better oneself & the community in which we live in. Forget all the political terms of democracy, freedom, liberty, capitalism, & such. It will simply be a New World where people are healthy in mind, body & soul. The crazies, psychopaths & criminals will not survive. It will be a much better world. And, the Powers that be are creating every sort of selection process to sift thru humanity's strata. If you are possibly fit for the New World, this comment will ring bells – and all will be clear to you. If not, go ahead and disagree with me . G*d bless you – for we will in time bow (or made to bow) to our Master(s). If you can't accept that, well, you're not likely to make it, and neither will your progeny . Please discern.

idealogus , says: July 30, 2020 at 9:03 am GMT
@American Citizen 2.0 rey.
BLM handlers know this and that is why it encourages ANTIFA and BLM to group together and at the same time discourages for decades any attempt by whites to associate in leagues, groupings, unions, sindicats etc. Look what hapenned to Proud Boys.
The second in which 100 whites joined together the ruling elite put the leaders in prison and dismembered the white group.
United we surely stand, divided guaranteed to fall.
We must learn from the Jews – tribalism, fight for our kind no matter what.
They do not give a shit if you exercise, don't watch tv, read books etc. You are not a threat to them.
A threat is 1000 sheep + one lion.
Stephen Paul Foster , says: Website July 30, 2020 at 11:33 am GMT

In the last year of his Presidency (2015) Barack Obama in an interview made the following observation:

Obama: "What is also true is that the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination in almost every institution of our lives -- you know, that casts a long shadow. And that's still part of our DNA that's passed on. We're not cured of it."
Interviewer: "Racism"
Obama: "Racism. We're not cured of it."

Few, if any of the cognoscenti who constantly lecture Americans 24×7 on the ubiquity of "racism" and daily pounce on yet another politician or celebrity who breaks the strict rules of "Diversity-Speak," bothered to decode the President's remarks so that the average American might get a sense of what he was in for. They can be boiled down to: "Racism has always been the defining feature of American life and will be far into the future." What then, we might wonder, is the "cure," and who gets to say that it has been successful and the patient is whole and released from treatment?

Obama chose the wrong metaphor. His view of race is better expressed in theological terms. "Racism" is America's "original sin." It was, and still is, committed exclusively by white people, and no matter what metaphor you care to use, consider it a permanent fixture of American society. "We shall overcome someday." But, sorry Pal, not today. With sin comes guilt, and white America now finds itself confronted with guilt, virtually unlimited guilt.

http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2019/02/racism-its-time-to-repudiate-guilt.html

Hartnell , says: July 30, 2020 at 12:38 pm GMT
@Miro23 motherland. Imperialism has been a long term disaster for the West.

Stupid white people – Yes, yes, people here blame the Jews but let's be honest here, if it was the Jews who helped contribute, who happily lapsed it up and performed the dance? The stupid white people! Had the stupid white people been more intelligent, they would have put two and two together and stopped the madness along time ago. Instead they are worshipping George Floyd.

Look, I'm no leftie liberal. I want white people to survive and prosper. But honestly, I see alot of sins and ultimately stupidity at the white man's feet. I blame him more then anyone else.

[Jul 29, 2020] America's Own Color Revolution by F. William Engdahl

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... Color Revolution is the term used to describe a series of remarkably effective CIA-led regime change operations using techniques developed by the RAND Corporation, "democracy" NGOs and other groups since the 1980's. They were used in crude form to bring down the Polish communist regime in the late 1980s. From there the techniques were refined and used, along with heavy bribes, to topple the Gorbachev regime in the Soviet Union. For anyone who has studied those models closely, it is clear that the protests against police violence led by amorphous organizations with names like Black Lives Matter or Antifa are more than purely spontaneous moral outrage. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are being used as a battering ram to not only topple a US President, but in the process, the very structures of the US Constitutional order. ..."
"... Alicia Garza of BLM is also a board member or executive of five different Freedom Road front groups including 2011 Board chair of Right to the City Alliance, Board member of School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Forward Together and Special Projects director of National Domestic Workers Alliance. ..."
"... The Right to the City Alliance got $6.5 million between 2011 and 2014 from a number of very established tax-exempt foundations including the Ford Foundation ($1.9 million), from both of George Soros's major tax-exempts–Open Society Foundations, and the Foundation to Promote Open Society for $1.3 million. Also the cornflake-tied Kellogg Foundation $250,000, and curiously , Ben & Jerry's Foundation (ice cream) for $30,000. ..."
"... That front since 2009 received $1.3 million from the Ford Foundation, as well as $600,000 from the Soros foundations and again, Ben & Jerry's ($50,000). ..."
"... And Garza's SOUL, which claimed to have trained 712 "organizers" in 2014, when she co-founded Black Lives Matter, got $210,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation and another $255,000 from the Heinz Foundation (ketchup and John Kerry family) among others. ..."
"... Nigeria-born BLM co-founder Opal Tometi likewise comes from the network of FRSO. Tometi headed the FRSO's Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Curiously with a "staff" of two it got money from major foundations including the Kellogg Foundation for $75,000 and Soros foundations for $100,000, and, again, Ben & Jerry's ($10,000). Tometi got $60,000 in 2014 to direct the group . ..."
"... The BLMF identified itself as being created by top foundations including in addition to the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Soros Open Society Foundations. They described their role: "The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America." ..."
"... Notably, when we click on the website of M4BL, under their donate button we learn that the donations will go to something called ActBlue Charities. ActBlue facilitates donations to "democrats and progressives." As of May 21, ActBlue had given $119 million to the campaign of Joe Biden. ..."
"... What is clear from only this account of the crucial role of big money foundations behind protest groups such as Black lives Matter is that there is a far more complex agenda driving the protests now destabilizing cities across America. ..."
"... The role of tax-exempt foundations tied to the fortunes of the greatest industrial and financial companies such as Rockefeller, Ford, Kellogg, Hewlett and Soros says that there is a far deeper and far more sinister agenda to current disturbances than spontaneous outrage would suggest. ..."
Jun 17, 2020 | www.globalresearch.ca

Color Revolution is the term used to describe a series of remarkably effective CIA-led regime change operations using techniques developed by the RAND Corporation, "democracy" NGOs and other groups since the 1980's. They were used in crude form to bring down the Polish communist regime in the late 1980s. From there the techniques were refined and used, along with heavy bribes, to topple the Gorbachev regime in the Soviet Union. For anyone who has studied those models closely, it is clear that the protests against police violence led by amorphous organizations with names like Black Lives Matter or Antifa are more than purely spontaneous moral outrage. Hundreds of thousands of young Americans are being used as a battering ram to not only topple a US President, but in the process, the very structures of the US Constitutional order.

If we step back from the immediate issue of videos showing a white Minneapolis policeman pressing his knee on the neck of a black man, George Floyd , and look at what has taken place across the nation since then, it is clear that certain organizations or groups were well-prepared to instrumentalize the horrific event for their own agenda.

The protests since May 25 have often begun peacefully only to be taken over by well-trained violent actors. Two organizations have appeared regularly in connection with the violent protests -- Black Lives Matter and Antifa (USA). Videos show well-equipped protesters dressed uniformly in black and masked (not for coronavirus to be sure), vandalizing police cars, burning police stations, smashing store windows with pipes or baseball bats. Use of Twitter and other social media to coordinate "hit-and-run" swarming strikes of protest mobs is evident.

What has unfolded since the Minneapolis trigger event has been compared to the wave of primarily black ghetto protest riots in 1968. I lived through those events in 1968 and what is unfolding today is far different. It is better likened to the Yugoslav color revolution that toppled Milosevic in 2000.

Gene Sharp: Template for Regime Overthrow

In the year 2000 the US State Department, aided by its National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and select CIA operatives, began secretly training a group of Belgrade university students led by a student group that was called Otpor! (Resistance!). The NED and its various offshoots was created in the 1980's by CIA head Bill Casey as a covert CIA tool to overthrow specific regimes around the world under the cover of a human rights NGO. In fact, they get their money from Congress and from USAID.

In the Serb Otpor! destabilization of 2000, the NED and US Ambassador Richard Miles in Belgrade selected and trained a group of several dozen students, led by Srđa Popović, using the handbook, From Dictatorship to Democracy, translated to Serbian, of the late Gene Sharp and his Albert Einstein Institution. In a post mortem on the Serb events, the Washington Post wrote, "US-funded consultants played a crucial role behind the scenes in virtually every facet of the anti-drive, running tracking polls, training thousands of opposition activists and helping to organize a vitally important parallel vote count. US taxpayers paid for 5,000 cans of spray paint used by student activists to scrawl anti-Milošević graffiti on walls across Serbia."

Trained squads of activists were deployed in protests to take over city blocks with the aid of 'intelligence helmet' video screens that give them an instantaneous overview of their environment. Bands of youth converging on targeted intersections in constant dialogue on cell phones, would then overwhelm police. The US government spent some $41 million on the operation. Student groups were secretly trained in the Sharp handbook techniques of staging protests that mocked the authority of the ruling police, showing them to be clumsy and impotent against the youthful protesters. Professionals from the CIA and US State Department guided them behind the scenes.

The Color Revolution Otpor! model was refined and deployed in 2004 as the Ukraine Orange Revolution with logo and color theme scarves, and in 2003 in Georgia as the Rose Revolution. Later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used the template to launch the Arab Spring. In all cases the NED was involved with other NGOs including the Soros Foundations.

After defeating Milosevic, Popovic went on to establish a global color revolution training center, CANVAS, a kind of for-profit business consultancy for revolution, and was personally present in New York working reportedly with Antifa during the Occupy Wall Street where also Soros money was reported.

Antifa and BLM

The protests, riots, violent and non-violent actions sweeping across the United States since May 25, including an assault on the gates of the White House, begin to make sense when we understand the CIA's Color Revolution playbook.

The impact of the protests would not be possible were it not for a network of local and state political officials inside the Democratic Party lending support to the protesters, even to the point the Democrat Mayor of Seattle ordered police to abandon several blocks in the heart of downtown to occupation by protesters.

In recent years major portions of the Democratic Party across the US have been quietly taken over by what one could call radical left candidates. Often they win with active backing of organizations such as Democratic Socialists of America or Freedom Road Socialist Organizations. In the US House of Representatives the vocal quarter of new representatives around Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib and Minneapolis Representative Ilhan Omar are all members or close to Democratic Socialists of America. Clearly without sympathetic Democrat local officials in key cities, the street protests of organizations such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa would not have such a dramatic impact.

Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the Neoliberal Color Revolution in America

To get a better grasp how serious the present protest movement is we should look at who has been pouring millions into BLM. The Antifa is more difficult owing to its explicit anonymous organization form. However, their online Handbook openly recommends that local Antifa "cells" join up with BLM chapters.

FRSO: Follow the Money

BLM began in 2013 when three activist friends created the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to protest the allegations of shooting of an unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin by a white Hispanic block watchman, George Zimmermann. Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi were all were connected with and financed by front groups tied to something called Freedom Road Socialist Organization, one of the four largest radical left organizations in the United States formed out of something called New Communist Movement that dissolved in the 1980s.

On June 12, 2020 the Freedom Road Socialist Organization webpage states, "The time is now to join a revolutionary organization! Join Freedom Road Socialist Organization If you have been out in the streets this past few weeks, the odds are good that you've been thinking about the difference between the kind of change this system has to offer, and the kind of change this country needs. Capitalism is a failed system that thrives on exploitation, inequality and oppression. The reactionary and racist Trump administration has made the pandemic worse. The unfolding economic crisis we are experiencing is the worst since the 1930s. Monopoly capitalism is a dying system and we need to help finish it off. And that is exactly what Freedom Road Socialist Organization is working for ."

In short the protests over the alleged police killing of a black man in Minnesota are now being used to call for a revolution against capitalism. FRSO is an umbrella for dozens of amorphous groups including Black Lives Matter or BLM. What is interesting about the self-described Marxist-Leninist roots of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) is not so much their left politics as much as their very establishment funding by a group of well-endowed tax-exempt foundations.

Alicia Garza of BLM is also a board member or executive of five different Freedom Road front groups including 2011 Board chair of Right to the City Alliance, Board member of School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), Forward Together and Special Projects director of National Domestic Workers Alliance.

The Right to the City Alliance got $6.5 million between 2011 and 2014 from a number of very established tax-exempt foundations including the Ford Foundation ($1.9 million), from both of George Soros's major tax-exempts–Open Society Foundations, and the Foundation to Promote Open Society for $1.3 million. Also the cornflake-tied Kellogg Foundation $250,000, and curiously , Ben & Jerry's Foundation (ice cream) for $30,000.

Garza also got major foundation money as Executive Director of the FRSO front, POWER, where Obama former "green jobs czar" Van Jones, a self-described "communist" and "rowdy black nationalist," now with CNN, was on the board. Alicia Garza also chaired the Right to the City Alliance, a network of activist groups opposing urban gentrification. That front since 2009 received $1.3 million from the Ford Foundation, as well as $600,000 from the Soros foundations and again, Ben & Jerry's ($50,000).

And Garza's SOUL, which claimed to have trained 712 "organizers" in 2014, when she co-founded Black Lives Matter, got $210,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation and another $255,000 from the Heinz Foundation (ketchup and John Kerry family) among others. With the Forward Together of FRSO, Garza sat on the board of a "multi-racial organization that works with community leaders and organizations to transform culture and policy to catalyze social change." It officially got $4 million in 2014 revenues and from 2012 and 2014, the organization received a total of $2.9 million from Ford Foundation ($655,000) and other major foundations .

Nigeria-born BLM co-founder Opal Tometi likewise comes from the network of FRSO. Tometi headed the FRSO's Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Curiously with a "staff" of two it got money from major foundations including the Kellogg Foundation for $75,000 and Soros foundations for $100,000, and, again, Ben & Jerry's ($10,000). Tometi got $60,000 in 2014 to direct the group .

The Freedom Road Socialist Organization that is now openly calling for a revolution against capitalism in the wake of the Floyd George killing has another arm, The Advancement Project, which describes itself as "a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization." Its board includes a former Obama US Department of Education Director of Community Outreach and a former Bill Clinton Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. The FRSO Advancement Project in 2013 got millions from major US tax-exempt foundations including Ford ($8.5 million), Kellogg ($3 million), Hewlett Foundation of HP defense industry founder ($2.5 million), Rockefeller Foundation ($2.5 million), and Soros foundations ($8.6 million).

Major Money and ActBlue

By 2016, the presidential election year where Hillary Clinton was challenging Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter had established itself as a well-organized network. That year the Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy announced the formation of the Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF), "a six-year pooled donor campaign aimed at raising $100 million for the Movement for Black Lives coalition" in which BLM was a central part. By then Soros foundations had already given some $33 million in grants to the Black Lives Matter movement . This was serious foundation money.

The BLMF identified itself as being created by top foundations including in addition to the Ford Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation and the Soros Open Society Foundations. They described their role: "The BLMF provides grants, movement building resources, and technical assistance to organizations working advance the leadership and vision of young, Black, queer, feminists and immigrant leaders who are shaping and leading a national conversation about criminalization, policing and race in America."

The Movement for Black Lives Coalition (M4BL) which includes Black Lives Matter, already in 2016 called for "defunding police departments, race-based reparations, voting rights for illegal immigrants, fossil-fuel divestment, an end to private education and charter schools, a universal basic income, and free college for blacks ."

Notably, when we click on the website of M4BL, under their donate button we learn that the donations will go to something called ActBlue Charities. ActBlue facilitates donations to "democrats and progressives." As of May 21, ActBlue had given $119 million to the campaign of Joe Biden.

That was before the May 25 BLM worldwide protests. Now major corporations such as Apple, Disney, Nike and hundreds others may be pouring untold and unaccounted millions into ActBlue under the name of Black Lives Matter, funds that in fact can go to fund the election of a Democrat President Biden. Perhaps this is the real reason the Biden campaign has been so confident of support from black voters.

What is clear from only this account of the crucial role of big money foundations behind protest groups such as Black lives Matter is that there is a far more complex agenda driving the protests now destabilizing cities across America.

The role of tax-exempt foundations tied to the fortunes of the greatest industrial and financial companies such as Rockefeller, Ford, Kellogg, Hewlett and Soros says that there is a far deeper and far more sinister agenda to current disturbances than spontaneous outrage would suggest.

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[Jul 26, 2020] Only 9 unarmed Blacks were killed by police in 2019. On the other hand, 20 unarmed Whites were killed by police that year.

Jul 26, 2020 | www.unz.com

mark green , says: July 26, 2020 at 8:35 am GMT

Facts matter. According to the FBI, in 2019, only 49 police were killed in the line of duty while dealing with felonious suspects. Forty nine. Nearly as many cops were killed that year in accidents. On the other hand, nearly 1000 suspects/criminals were killed by police in 2019.

It is also true that only 9 unarmed Blacks were killed by police in 2019. On the other hand, 20 unarmed Whites were killed by police that year.

Last year, Black perps killed over 8,000 Americans. The vast majority of the victims were other Blacks. However, when interracial murders do occur, Blacks lead all other racial/ethnic groups in this category. Blacks in America–who comprise about 13% of our nation's population–commit over half of all the homicides. This racial pattern of violence in America has been true for as long as crime records have been kept.

Conclusion: Blacks are apparently the most dangerous race. Even WEB Dubois complained about the problem of Black violence a century ago. It persists.

[Jul 26, 2020] Rioters will be no threat to America. Civil war takes millions of participants

Jul 26, 2020 | www.unz.com

Mike Fridelle , says: July 24, 2020 at 7:10 am GMT

Rioters will be no threat to America. Civil war takes millions of participants.
On the news you see maybe at a max, some 500-1000 people in various cities across America rioting at 2am in the morning..burning shit. Even if Rioting is happening in 100 cities and a thousand participants in each riot that is still only 100 X 1000 = 100,000 anarchist making the news each night?????

America has 328,000,000.00 Citizens. Where is the Civil War??? The Media spins this shit to epic proportions and scares and terrorizes everyone.

If the guns actually do come out and people start shooting the police and national guard, trust me the return fire would put a stop to it very quickly.

What we are seeing now is the Police completely restrained and bunch of snowflakes throwing temper tantrums. If the Police were actually activated and told to crack heads these snowflakes would flee back to their Mom's basement and resume playing x-box.

A real civil war would mean the immediate arrest and detention of anarchist groups like BLM. The Department of HomeLand Security would take over and these shit heads would simply start disappearing arrested and offshored to some interrogation gulag under the Patriot Act rules of engagement for fighting Terrorism.

[Jul 24, 2020] Race Hate Comes Down On A Toddler's Neck -

Jul 24, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

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In Clark County, Ohio, a thug named Isaiah Jackson, 20, has been arrested and is being held pending charges in connection with the following act, which he shared on social media, with the caption added to the photo. The picture has been altered to hide the identity of the innocent abused child:

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He is a thug with a criminal record:

Why was he even out on the streets? I hope he goes to jail and doesn't get out until he's an old man.

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Why was the person holding the toddler down not arrested also?

As bad as that was, Isaiah Jackson is a criminal with a long record. You can imagine that he is a depraved young man. But look at what a middle-aged special ed teacher in DeKalb County (Atlanta) said about Jackson's stunt:

Papin is under investigation by the Atlanta schools over this.

I don't suppose The New York Times , the Washington Post , NPR, or any of the other mainstream media outlets will trouble themselves to notice this egregious act of racial hatred a grown black man visited upon a crying white toddler -- all for the cause of Black Lives Matter. Racial hatred and violence doesn't just go one way. Can you imagine having your child (white, black, and otherwise) in Brian Papin's class? That man -- both these men -- have so much race hatred in their hearts.

UPDATE: This is exactly correct:

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UPDATE.2: A reader mentions Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham's latest, which is about how much the words "Black Lives Matters" strikes fear and loathing into the hearts of white bigots. Excerpts:

Whatever the sentiment behind the [BLM] signs and murals, they're triggering racists and Trump supporters. In a nation built on devaluing and endangering Black people, even a suggestion of compassion is more than some thin-skinned bigots can abide.

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White America needs every possible reminder of its culpability in pushing this nation to the brink of disaster. Deface every Black Lives Matter mural, and it won't change the urgency of a movement far bigger and more resilient than a single moment or slogan.

Besides, if politicians, business owners, and ordinary white people are serious about change, they should replace those Black Lives Matter murals and billboards with another three words that acknowledge and proclaim the only path toward eradicating systemic racism and making this nation whole: "End White Supremacy."

Every possible reminder.

UPDATE.3: Another, less onerous case of child abuse on behalf of the BLM cause:

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UPDATE.4: Seems to me that Isaiah Jackson might be exploring ways of instantiating the thoughts and theories of Prof. Tommy Curry, who has written that all whites are evil and cannot be counted on to change, and that the only way to achieve black liberation from their malign influence might be through violence. Would Tommy Curry approve of what this monster Jackson has done to that child? I'm sure he would not. But this is where his hateful racist rhetoric leads. If you hold people to be evil by virtue of their race, then in what sense is a child innocent? Curry wrote in one of his academic papers that there are no innocents when it comes to racism and colonialism. ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative . He has written and edited for the New York Post , The Dallas Morning News , National Review , the South Florida Sun-Sentinel , the Washington Times , and the Baton Rouge Advocate . Rod's commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal , Commentary , the Weekly Standard , Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming , Crunchy Cons , How Dante Can Save Your Life , and The Benedict Option .

[Jul 23, 2020] In some ways the current and previous generations of USA blacks are a privileged part of the USA population who never experienced this level of hardships, persecution and lived uneventful but free from severe deprivations life in comparison with the immigrants from the USSR during this period

BLM is mostly about black narcissism. Opportunities for blacks in the USA are not that bad. And partially the fact that they are unable to use them and lift themselves from poverty like immigrants from the USSR, who started here without money and knowledge of the language, did tell us something important.
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@Diana Croissant | 22 July 2020 at 06:12 PM

Diana,

To a certain extent the live of the part of population in the USSR was as close to slavery as we can get. And I am not talking only about prisoners of Gulag. Volga Germans (who actually were invited to the country by Peter the Great) were definitely another such a group, especially after the start of WWII.

So in some ways the current and previous generations of USA blacks are a privileged part of the USA population who never experienced this level of hardships, persecution and lived uneventful but free from severe deprivations life in comparison with the immigrants from the USSR during this period.



I am the proud grandchild of Germans from Russia immigrants. They were called "Dirty Russians" and were often paid less than the law required for their stoop work thinning beets in the fields becaue they could not read English to learn how much they were supposed to be paid. They had escaped the Bolsheviks who stole their farms for the failed communist experiments in factory farming and communal farming.

They endured the prejudice with dignity and with a determination that they would work hard so their children and grandchildren could enjoy the freedoms of the USA. I have the photos of my grandparents on my mom's and my dad's side as they obtained their citizenship.

Thank you. I think a lot of emigrants from Russia/USSR during the period of 2017-1980 can relate to this experience.

Posted by: likbez | 23 July 2020 at 02:54 PM

[Jul 23, 2020] Opinion - Defund the Pentagon- The Liberal Case - POLITICO

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Jul 23, 2020 | www.politico.com

Defund the Pentagon: The Liberal Case

Cutting the defense budget by a modest 10 percent could provide billions to combat the pandemic, provide health care and take care of neglected communities.

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By SEN. BERNIE SANDERS

07/16/2020 02:15 PM EDT

Sen. Bernie Sanders is an independent from Vermont.

▶ Click here for the conservative case for reducing defense spending.

Fifty-three years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged all of us to fight against three major evils: "the evil of racism, the evil of poverty and the evil of war." If there was ever a moment in American history when we needed to respond to Dr. King's clarion call for justice and demand a "radical revolution of values," now is that time.

Whether it is fighting against systemic racism and police brutality, defeating the deadliest pandemic in more than a hundred years, or putting an end to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, now is the time to fundamentally change our national priorities.

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Sadly, instead of responding to any of these unprecedented crises, the Republican Senate is on a two-week vacation. When it comes back, its first order of business will be to pass a military spending authorization that would give the bloated Pentagon $740 billion -- an increase of more than $100 billion since Donald Trump became president.

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Let's be clear: As coronavirus infections , hospitalizations and deaths are surging to record levels in states across America, and the lifeline of unemployment benefits keeping 30 million people afloat expires at the end of the month, the Republican Senate has decided to provide more funding for the Pentagon than the next 11 nations' military budgets combined.

Under this legislation, over half of our discretionary budget would go to the Department of Defense at a time when tens of millions of Americans are food insecure and over a half-million Americans are sleeping out on the street. After adjusting for inflation, this bill would spend more money on the Pentagon than we did during the height of the Vietnam War even as up to 22 million Americans are in danger of being evicted from their homes and health workers are still forced to reuse masks, gloves and gowns.

Moreover, this extraordinary level of military spending comes at a time when the Department of Defense is the only agency of our federal government that has not been able to pass an independent audit, when defense contractors are making enormous profits while paying their CEOs outrageous compensation packages, and when the so-called War on Terror will cost some $6 trillion.

Let us never forget what Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former four-star general, said in 1953: "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."

What Eisenhower said was true 67 years ago, and it is true today.

If the horrific pandemic we are now experiencing has taught us anything it is that national security means a lot more than building bombs, missiles, nuclear warheads and other weapons of mass destruction. National security also means doing everything we can to improve the lives of tens of millions of people living in desperation who have been abandoned by our government decade after decade.

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That is why I have introduced an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that the Senate will be voting on during the week of July 20th, and the House will follow suit with a companion effort led by Representatives Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). Our amendment would reduce the military budget by 10 percent and use that $74 billion in savings to invest in communities that have been ravaged by extreme poverty, mass incarceration, decades of neglect and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under this amendment, distressed cities and towns in every state in the country would be able to use these funds to create jobs by building affordable housing, schools, childcare facilities, community health centers, public hospitals, libraries and clean drinking water facilities. These communities would also receive federal funding to hire more public school teachers, provide nutritious meals to children and parents and offer free tuition at public colleges, universities or trade schools.

This amendment gives my Senate colleagues a fundamental choice to make. They can vote to spend more money on endless wars in the Middle East while failing to provide economic security to millions of people in the United States. Or they can vote to spend less money on nuclear weapons and cost overruns, and more to rebuild struggling communities in their home states.

In Dr. King's 1967 speech, he warned that "a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

He was right. At a time when half of our people are struggling paycheck to paycheck, when over 40 million Americans are living in poverty, and when 87 million lack health insurance or are underinsured, we are approaching spiritual death.

At a time when we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth, and when millions of Americans are in danger of going hungry, we are approaching spiritual death.

At a time when we have no national testing program, no adequate production of protective gear and no commitment to a free vaccine, while remaining the only major country where infections spiral out of control, we are approaching spiritual death.

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[Jul 20, 2020] Now they can apply all thier skills to the case: St. Louis Couple of Personal injury lawyers Charged With Felony After Using Firearms To Ward Off Trespassing Protesters

Notable quotes:
"... Missouri has a castle doctrine. They were well within their rights. ..."
Jul 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Silentwistle , 24 minutes ago

Missouri attorney general is getting involved with the case. He's pissed. Good.

Silentwistle , 21 minutes ago

...Missouri has a castle doctrine. They were well within their rights.

Joe A , 30 minutes ago

Trying to prosecute personal injury lawyers while they have the backing of the governor and the president?

Good luck with their counter sue where they will claim mental personal injury. They will clean you out dry.

[Jul 19, 2020] This isn t about justice - GOP releases ad targeting Marxist co-founder of Black Lives Matter

Jul 19, 2020 | www.washingtonexaminer.com

The Republican Party released a scathing advertisement against a Marxist Black Lives Matter co-founder.

Taking aim at Patrisse Cullors, the GOP played a clip from a 2015 interview in which she identified herself and fellow co-founders of the organization as "trained Marxists."

"I actually do think we have an ideological frame. We are trained Marxists," the ad, released on Thursday, shows Cullors saying.

[Jul 19, 2020] From 'blacks riding white penises' to 'let the white man do it,' BLM videos show movement's bigoted underbelly by Graham Dockery

Notable quotes:
"... In Washington, a taxpayer-funded museum implicitly endorsed this radical rhetoric last week, when it described some basic tenets of American life – rationality and the justice system to name two – as traits of "whiteness" that should be "deconstructed." ..."
"... These catch-all buzzwords make it perfectly OK for rioters to tear down public monuments, loot and pillage stores and businesses, beat other minorities to a pulp, lay siege to police stations, and take up arms against the state. If you disagree with this, however, you're the racist. ..."
Jul 19, 2020 | www.rt.com

From 'blacks riding white penises' to 'let the white man do it,' BLM videos show movement's bigoted underbelly

Graham Dockery is an Irish journalist, commentator, and writer at RT. Previously based in Amsterdam, he wrote for DutchNews and a scatter of local and national newspapers. 19 Jul, 2020 16:40 / Updated 1 hour ago Get short URL Black Lives Matter protesters march in Portland, Oregon, June 3, 2020 © Reuters / Terray Sylvester 26 Follow RT on RT The way BLM and the leftist milieu their protests attract tell it, they're waging a just war against a racist system of oppression. The reality is that they're full of oppressive bigots with a terrifying vision of mob justice.

In a bizarre video captured in Portland, Oregon on Saturday night, a man who goes by the name of 'Princess' was punched by a Black Lives Matter protester, allegedly for the crime of being flamboyantly gay. Both Princess and his attacker are black.

Once Princess was punched, protesters descended on his attacker and held him as they debated how to mete out justice. Some thought a black man should punch him. Others argued that punching him was a crime, and a white man should take the fall, because oppression, and systemic something or other.

"Let the white man do it," one black woman shouted. A white man did eventually step up to the plate and punch the man, and mob justice was served.

Was anything about this encounter fairer or more just than the criminal justice system that BLM wants abolished? Because abolishment is what they want, and this is not just a fringe position among their more loudmouth activists. The Black Lives Matter Global Movement lists defunding police departments as a top priority, and they're winning.

Just ask the NYPD, who've seen their plainclothes unit disbanded, a billion dollars slashed from their budget, and more than two dozen officers assigned to protect a 'Black Lives Matter' mural on Fifth Avenue.

Some go further. Speaking in Portland on Friday, Lilith Sinclair – a self-described "afro-indigenous non-binary local organizer" – called for the abolition of the "United States as we know it." In Washington, a taxpayer-funded museum implicitly endorsed this radical rhetoric last week, when it described some basic tenets of American life – rationality and the justice system to name two – as traits of "whiteness" that should be "deconstructed."

The problem with deconstructing the notions of blind justice that have held the USA together until now is that BLM offers nothing to replace them but the nebulous and constantly shifting ideas of "power," "privilege," and "oppression." Its self-righteous commissars have used these ideas to act out all manner of personal prejudices.

Like activist Monica Cannon-Grant, a columnist with the Boston Globe and darling of the Democratic establishment in Massachusetts. She's currently campaigning to get progressive Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley re-elected, and recently recorded a video slandering Pressley's opponent, black Republican Rayla Campbell.

ALSO ON RT.COM 'White penises jeopardize your melanin': Boston BLM leader and Democrat organizer unleashes RACE MIXING tirade against opponent

According to Cannon-Grant, Campbell is betraying her "melanin" by remaining married to a white man, and isn't a real "n***a" because of the "white penises [she] rides." This is a woman described by the Boston press as the face of the Black Lives Matter movement in the city.

Even more bizarre are the white BLM activists who took turns hurling racist abuse at a black police officer in Portland last week. Racism, it seems, is perfectly fine when it's directed at a cop, because oppression, and systemic something or other.

These catch-all buzzwords make it perfectly OK for rioters to tear down public monuments, loot and pillage stores and businesses, beat other minorities to a pulp, lay siege to police stations, and take up arms against the state. If you disagree with this, however, you're the racist.

We all have our prejudices, and that's OK. Contrary to what many believe, these assumptions are hard-wired into our brains through thousands of years of evolution. Though we no longer fear spears and arrows from rival tribes, we still favor our own "in-group," and are wary of those who appear and act differently. We don't just exhibit racial preferences, but also preferences for those of a similar gender or sexual orientation, or those who support the same sports team.

America's criminal justice system, for all its faults, has been astoundingly effective until now in creating a harmonious environment for the various tribes and ethnicities that call the US home.

On the other hand, the Black Lives Matter movement has been effective in codifying the prejudices of a small number of black Americans and deciding that this ethno-narcissism and in-group preference should supplant that system. BLM's enablers in the media and in Washington have decided that to be on the "right side of history," the rest of America must throw their support behind this ethno-narcissism.

Sooner or later, whatever its actual wording, the Pledge of Allegiance will translate as "with liberty and justice for all, depending on your privilege, and systemic something or other."

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[Jul 19, 2020] Neoliberal Dems decided that ethno-narcissism and in-group preference can serve as a smoke screen of their coziness to Wall Street and their utter disregard of the interests of common Americans in having decent jobs and stemming the sliding standard of living (which led a large part of working class to vote for Trump in 2016).

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@Vegetius | 19 July 2020 at 12:55 PM


It will be an example of the "Bradley Effect" only if this transparent effort to depress turn-out succeeds and Trump supporters stay home because they think his re-election is hopeless.

However, unless what we are seeing is some kind of rope-a-dope, the President's own behavior so far may depress the votes among those who in 2016 put him over the top. I am one of these.

That's true that Trump was a disappointment for many (probably majority) of low and middle income voters who voted for him in 2016. But I think more powerful factors are now in play that can override Trump inaptness and his betrayal of voters and his election promises.

The BLM movement codified the prejudices of black ethno-nationalists and is fully supported by neoliberal Dems as the last desperate attempt to topple Trump. Kind of "stage three" of the Purple color revolution (with Russiagate and Ukrainegate as previous two).

Effectively, neoliberal Dems decided that ethno-narcissism and in-group preference can serve as a smoke screen of their coziness to Wall Street and their utter disregard of the interests of common Americans in having decent jobs and stemming the sliding standard of living (which led a large part of working class to vote for Trump in 2016).

They bet that can became the new ideology of Democratic Party creating rag tag coalition from disaffected minorities and East and West Coast financial and technocratic elite as well as selected groups of professionals. In short the groups who are net winners from neoliberal globalization and are not that affected by outsourcing of jobs. I think this is a huge mistake.

IMHO this might became a very powerful, may be the decisive factor that favors Trump in 2020 re-election.

In fact, I suspect that BLM enablers in the neoliberal MSM actually are working for Trump re-election. In no way the rest of America will throw their support behind ethno-narcissism and BLM bigoted underbelly with the new Red Guards running amok.

These catch-all buzzwords about racial justice make it perfectly OK for rioters to tear down public monuments, loot and pillage stores and businesses, beat others who do not conform to their views, lay siege to police stations, and take up arms against the state. If you disagree with this, however, you're the racist. This trick will not work.

Truth be told, the USA criminal justice system, for all its faults, has been reasonably fair and effective in creating a harmonious environment for the various tribes that exist in modern USA.

And it egregious to call the USA a racist country, if we compare it for example with Israel or even Russia, to say nothing about various "stans", or China.

Posted by: likbez | 19 July 2020 at 02:33 PM

[Jul 19, 2020] American Maidan is social revolution that is pushed forward by radical children of the bourgeoisie. Their leaders have nothing to say about poverty or unemployment. Their demands are centered on utopian ideals: diversity and racial justice ideals pursued with the fervor of regious converts

Highly recommended!
Just look at the cost of smartphone that they display at the riots and you instantly get a certain impression about income of their parents
Notable quotes:
"... And their radicalism would be resisted, Lasch predicted, not by the upper reaches of society, or the leaders of Big Philanthropy or the Corporate Billionaires. These latter, rather, would be its facilitators and financiers." ..."
Jul 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Peter AU1 , Jul 19 2020 1:35 utc | 80

A section quoted by Crooke in the piece karlof1 linked to

"A social revolution that would be pushed forward by radical children of the bourgeoisie. Their leaders would have almost nothing to say about poverty or unemployment. Their demands would be centred on utopian ideals: diversity and racial justice – ideals pursued with the fervour of an abstract, millenarian ideology.

And their radicalism would be resisted, Lasch predicted, not by the upper reaches of society, or the leaders of Big Philanthropy or the Corporate Billionaires. These latter, rather, would be its facilitators and financiers."

And Crooke's thoughts..

"So, what can we make of all this? The US has suddenly exploded into, on the one hand, culture cancelation, and on the other, into silent seething at the lawlessness, and at all the statues toppled. It is a nation becoming angrier, and edging towards violence.

One segment of the country believes that America is inherently and institutionally racist, and incapable of self-correcting its flawed founding principles – absent the required chemotherapy to kill-off the deadly mutated cells of its past history, traditions and customs.

Another, affirms those principles that underlay America's 'golden age'; which made America great; and which, in their view, are precisely those qualities which can make it great again."

The link again https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2020/07/13/is-this-awokening-a-revolution-or-not/

[Jul 18, 2020] Tell me who donates to you and aI will tell who you are

Jul 18, 2020 | freedomwire.com

Right now, BLM is a cash cow for the Democrats, earning them a whopping $1.67 billion in corporate donations so far, with a billion of that coming from Bank of America.

Here's a chart of that HUGE donation pool on BLM:

However, the problem is that, if you go to the organization's webpage and hit the "donate" button, you're not actually giving that money to BLM. Instead, it takes you to a page for a group called ActBlue.

What is ActBlue?

ActBlue is a not-for-profit organization that "enables left-leaning nonprofits, Democrats, and progressive groups to raise money on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software."

And they say their mission is to "empower small-dollar donors".

Somebody must have forgotten to tell corporate America that little tidbit.

But there's more

If you go to opensecrets.org, a site that tracks where the money goes in charity, you'll get an idea of where ActBlue's money goes.

Now, this claim has been disputed by both ActBlue and BLM, but it's hard not to see how this connection could be made between the money BLM is raking in and these massive ActBlue donations. If this is true, if BLM is nothing more than a donation front for the DNC, would that change anybody's mind about giving to them?

[Jul 18, 2020] Strident BLM activists are imposing their orthodoxy on race-related matters with a fervor approaching Red Scare McCarthyism -- RT Op-ed

Notable quotes:
"... By David Kerans , historian of Russia and financial analyst. He has held appointments at Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Universities, as well as at Wall Street investment houses. ..."
"... "It sees America as in its essence not about freedom but oppression. It argues, in fact, that all the ideals about individual liberty, religious freedom, limited government, and the equality of all human beings were always a falsehood to cover for and justify and entrench the enslavement of human beings under the fiction of race. It wasn't that these values competed with the poison of slavery, and eventually overcame it . It's that the liberal system is itself a form of white supremacy ..."
"... "This view of the world certainly has "moral clarity." What it lacks is moral complexity. No country can be so reduced to one single prism and damned because of it. American society has far more complexity and history has far more contingency than can be jammed into this rubric." ..."
"... " the banks frankly own the place." ..."
"... "wall of propaganda" ..."
"... "racial capitalism" ..."
"... "cancel culture" ..."
"... "all lives matter" ..."
"... "silence is violence" ..."
"... "Putin apologist." ..."
"... " a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate in favor of ideological conformity" ..."
"... "a vogue for public shaming and ostracism", a "tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty" ..."
"... "calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought." ..."
"... "resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion," ..."
"... "We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists, who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement. This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time." ..."
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Strident BLM activists are imposing their orthodoxy on race-related matters with a fervor approaching Red Scare McCarthyism 11 Jul, 2020 13:01 Get short URL A woman performs next to the "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of the Trump Tower in New York, NY on July 9, 2020 © Getty Images / Pablo Monsalve / VIEWpress 88 Follow RT on RT

By David Kerans , historian of Russia and financial analyst. He has held appointments at Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Universities, as well as at Wall Street investment houses.

Should the issue of racism really trump all of America's other flaws, such as runaway wealth inequality, out of control military spending, a corrupt finance system, an oligarchic mass media, and a throttled democracy?

Headcounters inform us that 15 to 25 million people have turned up in the past six weeks for demonstrations related to Black Lives Matter (BLM), making this one of the biggest waves of civic engagement in American history. A few reforms to policing are under discussion, and we see some shifts in political leanings – polls indicate enthusiasm for Trump ebbing, pessimism about the direction of the country rising, and support for reduced funding of police departments. But surely something broader is afoot?

It isn't difficult to see that the BLM movement is making a real mark in two ways. In the conceptual realm, many BLM-supporting scholars are promoting an unabashedly narrow understanding of the driving forces of American history and power structures, ardently centered on racial oppression . On the ground, meanwhile, a strong current of left illiberalism has taken shape, wherein a minority of strident activists are imposing their orthodoxy on race-related matters with a fervor approaching Red Scare McCarthyism.

Andrew Sullivan , writing in The Intelligencer, has aptly characterized BLM's analytical approach:

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"It sees America as in its essence not about freedom but oppression. It argues, in fact, that all the ideals about individual liberty, religious freedom, limited government, and the equality of all human beings were always a falsehood to cover for and justify and entrench the enslavement of human beings under the fiction of race. It wasn't that these values competed with the poison of slavery, and eventually overcame it . It's that the liberal system is itself a form of white supremacy

"This view of the world certainly has "moral clarity." What it lacks is moral complexity. No country can be so reduced to one single prism and damned because of it. American society has far more complexity and history has far more contingency than can be jammed into this rubric."

Allow yourself a moment to survey the country's primary problems. Your list might include:

Runaway global warming, plausibly a threat to all forms of life on earth within the foreseeable future.

A finance system that fuels corruption and capital flight from all over the world to "offshore" banking havens – meaning primarily UK dependencies and the US – thereby hollowing out their tax bases, and ours. The amounts are staggering, in the tens of trillions of dollars .

Runaway wealth inequality, which correlates persuasively to every measurable human pathology, across every geography, across all wealth groups. The biological consequences of the stresses accompanying inequality are heavy, and even punish the rich , as Richard G Wilkinson and Kate Pickett elaborate throughout their book The Spirit Level.

About 150 million Americans live with chronic disease, attributable partly to pollution from pesticides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, etc, and, likely also to the stress effects of wealth inequality.

The Pentagon's colossal budget – unauditable and thus unaccountable to Congress – sucking out ever increasing resources, and inclining the US to stoke international tensions so as to justify the river of money.

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A higher-education constellation steered more to producing profit than mature citizens, with a consequent erosion of America's human capital on various planes.

A throttled democracy, where the trivial controls over campaign fundraising allow big-money donors and corporations to influence politicians. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) expressed his despair about crafting meaningful banking regulations back in 2009: " the banks frankly own the place." And so the stimulus package gives hundreds of billions to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin with virtually no controls and with corrupt outcomes , but without public uproar.

An oligarchic mass media that erects a "wall of propaganda" (political commentator Cenk Uygur's phrasing) against anything smelling like social democracy – and, I would add, any gesture of rapprochement with Russia, among other taboo subjects, including climate change, and military intervention .

Are any of these issues dependent on the legacy of American slavery? America has myriad challenges to face, the vestiges of slavery and racism among them, not above them. Contorting analytical approaches to prioritize the perspective of racial oppression obscures more than it illuminates. America needs citizens better informed on all of the crises listed above.

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The trajectory of the George Floyd demonstrations seems to illustrate the risk of BLM becoming myopic. BLM architects in the academy insist that the goal is to end "racial capitalism" via a color-conscious version of social democracy, but the race-grievance dimension – once presented as all-eclipsing – drowns out all other messages. And so the mass media has easily channeled the demonstrations into very narrow terrain: demands to reduce police budgets and ensure accountability for rogue cops. (Not so long ago, be it noted, BLM leadership cozied up to numerous corporate donors, and has looked decidedly not revolutionary to keen critics such as social commentator Paul Street .)

Meanwhile, BLM's self-righteous repudiation of America has found potent application in its culture wars. An armada of aggressive online social-justice warriors has honed a seemingly unbridled "cancel culture" – including iconoclasm (toppling statues, for example), conformity control (condemning the phrase "all lives matter" , or anything else that might somehow dilute anti-racist messaging), demanding participatory anti-racism on their terms ( "silence is violence" , for instance ), denunciations (branding any level of skepticism racist, and often insisting that beliefs straying from their line threaten the physical safety of black people ), and punishment. Plenty of people accused of racism – or simply racial insensitivity, or less – have been fired, some even after making self-abasing confessions to their perceived sins, because their employer fears the wrath of the woke mob.

BLM did not invent any dimension of cancel culture, ie, the exclusion of tainted persons, groups or institutions from communication venues or respectful attention. Recall, for instance, the McCarthyist anti-communist witch hunts, or the establishment's branding of anyone doubting the Russiagate narrative as a "Putin apologist." But BLM's stridency and moral certitude has fomented cancel culture.

Cancel culture is not risk-free to progressive causes. In 2017, its #metoo emanation claimed the career of Senator Al Franken, one of the most progressive senators – an outcome many of his colleagues regret . And this is not an epiphenomenon. On July 7, Harper's Magazine published an open letter from more than 150 cultural luminaries, including left-wing icons Noam Chomsky and Gloria Steinem, expressing grave alarm over " a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate in favor of ideological conformity" , "a vogue for public shaming and ostracism", a "tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty" , and "calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought."

They warn that "resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion," and lament the cowardly obedience of corporate and university leaders in bowing to digital woke-mob demands. "We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists, who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement. This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time."

Let's hope that message gets through.

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[Jul 16, 2020] Opal Tometi - Wikipedia

Jul 16, 2020 | en.wikipedia.org

Opal Tometi is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants . She is the oldest of three children and has two younger brothers. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona , and now lives in Brooklyn, New York . She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Arizona [10] and a Masters in Communication and Advocacy from Arizona State University . On May 7, 2016, she received an honorary doctor of science degree from Clarkson University . [11] Tometi is a former Case Manager for survivors of domestic violence and still provides community education on the issue.

Activism [ edit ] Black Lives Matter [ edit ]

Tometi, with Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza , founded Black Lives Matter in 2013. Tometi is credited with setting up the social media aspects of the movement. [12]

Black Alliance for Just Immigration [ edit ]

Tometi worked as Co-Director and Communications Director, prior to becoming Executive Director of BAJI. Her contributions included leading organizing efforts for a rally for immigrant justice and the first Congressional briefing on black immigrants in Washington DC. [ citation needed ]

[Jul 16, 2020] Alicia Garza - Wikipedia

Jul 16, 2020 | en.wikipedia.org

Early life and education [ edit ]

Garza was born in Oakland, California , on January 4, 1981. She grew up as Alicia Schwartz in Marin County in a mixed-raced and mixed-religion household, with a Jewish stepfather and an African American mother. [1] Garza identifies as Jewish. [2] The family ran an antiques business, assisted later by her younger brother, Joey. [1] In her teens, Alicia engaged in activism, promoting school sex education about birth control . [3] Enrolling in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), she continued her activism by joining the student association and calling for higher pay for the university's janitors. In her final year at college, she helped organize the first Women of Color Conference, a university-wide convocation held at UCSD in 2002. [4] She graduated in 2002 with a degree in anthropology and sociology. [5]

In 2003 she met Malachi Garza, 24, a transgender man and a community activist. In 2004, Alicia came out as queer to her family. In 2008, she married Malachi and took the name Garza, settling in Oakland . [1] [3]

Career [ edit ] Black Lives Matter [ edit ] stop saying we are not surprised. that's a damn shame in itself. I continue to be surprised at how little Black lives matter. And I will continue that. stop giving up on black life. Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.

Alicia Garza's Facebook post on July 13, 2013, responsible for sparking the Black Lives Matter movement [6]

With Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors , Garza birthed the Black Lives Matter hashtag. [7] [8] Garza is credited with inspiring the slogan when, after the July 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin , she posted on Facebook "I continue to be surprised at how little Black lives matter... Our lives matter." Cullors shared this with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. She was also struck by the similarities of Trayvon Martin to her younger brother, Joey, feeling that it could have been him killed instead. [9] The organization Black Lives Matter was spurred on by the killings of black people by police in recent media and racial disparities within the U.S. criminal legal system. Concerns were over violence from the police, mass incarceration , police militarization , and over-criminalization . [10] In particular, the movement was born and Garza's post became popularized after protests emerged in Ferguson, Missouri , where an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. [11]

Garza led the 2015 Freedom Ride to Ferguson, organized by Cullors and Darnell Moore that launched the building of BlackLivesMatter chapters across the United States and the world. [12] However, Garza does not think of the Black Lives Matter Movement as ever being created. She feels her work is only a continuation of the resistance led by black people in America. [10] The movement and Garza are credited for popularizing the use of social media for mass mobilization in the United States; a practice called "mediated mobilization". This practice has been used by other movements such as the #MeToo movement . [13]

The Movement for Black Lives [ edit ]

The Movement for Black Lives was created following concerns over the way that Black Lives Matter had become synonymous with the Ferguson riots . The Movement for Black Lives is the largest group inside the Black Lives Matter movement's network. This group directs their activism based on Garza's advocacy style, [ dubiousdiscuss ] which works outside of the existing power structure as a way to avoid what they see as the organizational failures of past black activist groups. They reject traditional tactics and avoid making connections and compromises with politicians. The group also puts those with the most marginalized identities in leadership positions. In 2015, The Movement for Black Lives created the Policy Table in an attempt to translate their goals into a policy platform. This involved initiatives that give bail money to black mothers who could not afford it and a land-rights initiative. [10]

[Jul 16, 2020] Patrisse Cullors - Wikipedia

Jul 16, 2020 | en.wikipedia.org

Cullors was born in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Pacoima , a low-income neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley . [1] She became an activist early in life, joining the Bus Riders Union as a teenager. [1]

Cullors recalls being forced from her home at sixteen when she revealed her queer identity to her parents. [2] She was involved with the Jehovah's Witnesses as a child, but later grew disillusioned with the church. She developed an interest in the Nigerian religious tradition of Ifá , incorporating its rituals into political protest events. She told an interviewer:

For me, seeking spirituality had a lot to do with trying to seek understanding about my conditions -- how these conditions shape me in my everyday life and how I understand them as part of a larger fight, a fight for my life. [3]

She later earned a degree in religion and philosophy from UCLA . [1]

Career

Cullors teaches at Otis College of Art and Design in the Public Practice Program. [4] She also teaches in the Master's Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College. [5] [6]

Black Lives Matter

Along with community organizers and friends Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi , Cullors founded Black Lives Matter . [7] [8] The three started the movement out of frustration over George Zimmerman 's acquittal in the shooting of Trayvon Martin . [9] Cullors created the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter to corroborate Garza's use of the phrase in making a Facebook post about the Martin case. [10] Cullors further described her impetus for pushing for African-American rights stemming from her 19-year-old brother being brutalized during imprisonment Los Angeles County jails. [11]

Cullors credits social media being instrumental in revealing violence against African Americans, saying: "On a daily basis, every moment, black folks are being bombarded with images of our death ... It's literally saying, 'Black people, you might be next. You will be next, but in hindsight it will be better for our nation, the less of our kind, the more safe it will be." [12]

Other activism

She has served as executive director of the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. Jails . [10] The group advocated for a civilian commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in order to curb abuses by officers. By organizing former jail inmates as a voting bloc , the group hoped to sway the L.A. County Board of Supervisors to create such a commission, as well as gather enough votes to elect a replacement for L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca , who resigned in 2014 for separate reasons. [13] However, the group did not succeed in its efforts.

Cullors co-founded the prison activist organization Dignity and Power Now , which succeeded in advocating for a civilian oversight board. [14]

She is also a board member of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights , having led a think tank on state and vigilante violence for the 2014 Without Borders Conference . [15]

[Jul 15, 2020] The BLM narrative is an attempt to divide the country and prevent people from uniting against a common enemy.

Notable quotes:
"... BLM is nerf protest, pretend revolution, a feckless diversion from the aims of this authentic and spontaneous rebellion. ..."
Jul 15, 2020 | www.unz.com

Pft , says: July 15, 2020 at 5:43 am GMT

The root cause of all those flash points are Anglo-American -Israelis Imperialism. Lets not pretend US-UK-Israel are not joined at the hip. Thats where much of the anti-American sentiment comes from. Most of the protesters are white who were ticked off at the lockdowns and police excesses (arresting Moms taking kids to park) but MSM hijacked the narrative. Many also are tired of our foreign conflicts and income inequality at home, not to mention ridiculous incarceration rates for non violent crimes (highest in world).

The BLM narrative is an attempt to divide the country and prevent people from uniting against a common enemy. They are the elite corporate-Government-philanthropic partnership that seeks to restructure society and push through a global reset after destroying the real economy. Order out of chaos.

vot tak , says: July 15, 2020 at 6:49 am GMT

"I am referring to how the US society will deal with a virulently anti-US coalition of minorities which hate this country and everything, good and bad that it stood for in the past. Right now the US elites are committing national suicide by not only failing to oppose, but also by actively supporting the BLM thugs and everything they stand for: BLM & Co. remind me of Ukronazis whose main expression of national identity is to hate everything Russian – the BLM thugs do the same thing: their entire worldview is pure hatred of the hetero White male and the western civilization; and just as the Ukies regale each other with stories about the "ancient Ukrs" the BLM folks imagine that they will somehow turn the US into a type Wakanda before expelling (or worse) all those who are not willing to hand over their country to roaming gangs of illiterate thugs."

That nonsense is right out of the likudite divisive psywar front called american conservative talk radio: limbaugh*, hannity, levin and the rest of the zionazi-(very)gay extremist shills that make up the bulk of the neocon psywar machine. Sad to see saker reduce himself to that very low level of neocon horse manure, but when massa calls, the beholden comply

*limbaugh is dying of lung cancer, poor guy that Karma's a suka. ;-D

Carlos22 , says: July 15, 2020 at 9:28 am GMT

The saker is over exaggerating the impact of the US marxists inc BLM.

It's all media controlled, they control the heat at any given moment, when things start getting out of hand or against the direction they want it to go they just launch a media blackout. Simple.

All the media companies are controlled by the same people, just like our reality.

If / when Biden gets in you won't hear about BLM anymore, it's all switched off just like that.

anon [199] Disclaimer , says: July 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm GMT

This article is good as always, but the conclusion has a fishy sheen of Economist glibness: like the Economist, it sounds good, except when you know something about the topic; then you start thinking, wait, maybe the arcane exotic stuff is all wet too.

The BLM analysis up there is pure ideology, and frankly silly. BLM is nerf protest, pretend revolution, a feckless diversion from the aims of this authentic and spontaneous rebellion. The black guys in the streets know it's bullshit and they say so. BLM is Democrats frantically trying to climb on the bandwagon and hijack it, divert it toward innocuous crap. Pulling down statues is the least threatening activity this regime can imagine.

Statues have nothing whatever to do with American culture or folkways. Statues are civic religion, not culture. BLM is government cheese, like Washington on a horse. You should be watching M4BL, it's their rebellion. And what do they want? The one thing that will destroy this regime. Peace. Not hippy-dippy peace but the human right to peace in the full meaning of the Santiago Declaration before US satellites bowdlerized it as a resolution. M4BL and its memory-holed NGO allies want to end state violence at home and abroad through struggle and international solidarity. They're determined to stop US aggression and repression. That will destroy the USA as we know it. Which is exactly what we need.

[Jul 13, 2020] Tucker Carlson- What Happened To Don Lemon

Jul 09, 2020 | www.realclearpolitics.com
Tucker Carlson escalated the ongoing war between FOX News and CNN Wednesday, bringing attention to Don Lemon for breathtaking hypocrisy on issues of black family culture.

Lemon, in 2013, placed himself to the right of Bill O'Reilly on the issue of black on black crime and black families.

TUCKER CARLSON: If you're running a channel like CNN, you want dumb people on tv because they are compliant. They will say what they are told. They will tell the audience with the moment demands. They will level stray from the script and that's exactly what Mr. Lemon is doing. Seven years ago it was a different country and people were kind of a lot to say what they thought was true. At the time, here's what Don Lemon was saying about black communities. Watch this.

DON LEMON: More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers. And the studies show that lack of a male role model is an express train right to prison and the cycle continues. So, please, black folks, as I said if this doesn't apply to you, I'm not talking to you. Pay attention to and think about what has been presented in recent history as acceptable behavior. Pay close attention to the hip-hop and rap culture that many of you embrace. A culture that glorifies everything I just mentioned, thug and reprehensible behavior, a culture that is making a lot of people rich, just not you. And it's not going to.

TUCKER CARLSON: Wow. Can you imagine what would happen if Don Lemon or his bodybuilding buddy over there or any of these people said something like that? On CNN tonight or MSNBC? It would be their last live broadcast ever. They would be fired immediately. You can't express views like that. So they don't.

[Jul 11, 2020] OK, Let's Give Them Reparations -- If They Go Back To Africa by Anthony Boehm

Jul 11, 2020 | www.unz.com

OK, Let's Give Them Reparations -- If They Go Back to Africa ANTHONY BOEHM JULY 9, 2020 1,400 WORDS 93 COMMENTS REPLY Tweet Reddit 11 Share Share Email Print More 11 SHARES RSS

See, earlier: A Reader Is Cheered By Stories Of Blacks Abandoning The "Racist" USA. Can This Be Encouraged?

After weeks of rioting , looting , and wanton attacks on whites, after weeks of tearing down statues of Confederates and Columbus , after months and years of hearing the lie that it is unsafe to be a black man or woman in the systemically racist USA, it's time to admit that black nationalist Marcus Garvey was right. Blacks and whites just can't get along. It's time for Americans to look seriously at one answer to the racial injustice, real and imagined , that " peaceful protesters ," Black Lives Matter , and Antifa say must be rectified: not reparations , meaning a cash payment from those who never owned slaves to those who never were slaves (see Carl Horowitz's refutation Slavery Reparations: Revival of a Bad Idea [ PDF ]) but restitution -- offering blacks the chance to return, at taxpayer expense, to their ancestral homelands in Africa which is in fact what black separatist Garvey advocated.

Let me be clear: Cops are not shooting black men for no reason . Things are better for blacks today than for most of our history and for blacks anywhere else .

But the fact remains that impressions are real. Many blacks really do think they should fear police and other government agencies. We must accept this. Denying it, or explaining why blacks have nothing to fear, is pointless.

A historical analogy: Blacks' fears and resentments are reminiscent of those among Sudeten-Germans in the Czechoslovak Republic before World War II. When the Austro-Hungarian Empire was dismantled in 1918, the German-speaking people of Bohemia , later called Sudetenland , suddenly found themselves under Czech rule. Most non-German observers thought the country was a bastion of democracy in Central Europe. But the Sudeten-Germans, like American blacks, did not perceive the state in which they lived as democratic or even fair.

As British diplomat Lord Runciman stated in his re port on the matter :

It is a hard thing to be ruled by an alien race; and I have been left with the impression that Czechoslovak rule in the Sudeten areas for the last twenty years, though not actually oppressive and certainly not 'terroristic,' has been marked by tactlessness, lack of understanding, petty intolerance and discrimination, to a point where the resentment of the German population was inevitably moving in the direction of revolt.

[ House of Lords Hansard , October 4, 1938]

Like the Sudeten-Germans , American blacks are "moving in the direction of revolt." They have been ruled by an "alien race" much more alien than the Czechs were to the Germans, the period of rule has been 400 long years, mostly in slavery .

Runciman wisely suggested that the Sudeten-German areas be ceded to Germany for the good of both nations. His mistake was thinking that Adolf Hitler was an honest broker and would maintain the deal struck at Munich, but that aside, Runciman's proposal was a form of restitution; i.e., giving the Sudeten-Germans some form of justice, however imperfect it might have been.

That is what I propose for American blacks.

Merriam-Webster gives the following definitions for restitution :

1: an act of restoring or a condition of being restored : such a

a: a restoration of something to its rightful owner

b: a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury

2: a legal action serving to cause restoration of a previous state

Restoring a "previous state," returning blacks to the state before the wrong was done, is the restitution the U.S. should offer to repair the damage done by slavery.

Let's return to the situation before 1619, when the first African slaves landed in Virginia, before the transatlantic shipment of millions of Africans to the New World for sale.

Let us offer repatriation to the African Motherland for their descendants who can't seem to unshackle themselves from the " legacy of slavery ."

This is not a new idea.

Marcus Garvey, in my opinion the greatest black leader in modern history, created the Universal Negro Improvement Association to just that end. His group purchased steamships to return blacks to their motherland.

Unhappily, the era's Cheap Labor lobby encouraged the government to charge him with mail fraud, leading to his deportation from the U.S. (he was a Jamaican immigrant) and to the collapse of his 5-million-strong movement, the largest black movement in our history.

Cheap black labor was more important than the freedom and well-being of blacks or the end of the racial problems in the United States for those long-ago Chamber of Commerce types.

The Black Muslim faith was founded on the concept of the return to the Motherland as well, although current black Muslims seem content with trying to create a back state here or taking over the US altogether.

And before them both, of course, was the American Colonization Society , formed in 1816 to encourage the voluntary emigration of blacks. Its members and supporters included James Madison , Henry Clay, and, famously, Abe Lincoln himself, although the 16th president stopped talking about the idea after the War Between the States.

How practical it was to send blacks back to Africa by sailing or steamship will never be known. But today, international airline travel is affordable to all: a ticket from the U.S. to Ghana, host of the 2019 Year of Return , can be had for less than $1,000 . Airline capacity to Africa appears to be enormous and underused, which offers any large-scale program of return the possibility of substantial per-seat savings [ Africa Aviation Outlook 2019: Change may be in the air – at last , CentreForAviation.com, January 31, 2019].

As well, $14 trillion in reparations for slavery, as proposed by Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson, would easily cover the cost of sending all 37.1 million American blacks to Africa, with more than $10 trillion left for generous resettlement packages. [ BET founder Robert Johnson calls for $14 trillion of reparations for slavery, CNBC, June 1, 2020]

That's a lot of money. But it also solves a problem, at least for blacks who feel hunted and unsafe in the white jungle.

Of course, returning to Africa should be voluntary, and blacks who consider themselves Americans and do not feel hunted or discriminated against should not be forced to return to a country and continent they do not know or even want to know.

But for the BLM activists, for those convinced the deck in the U.S. is stacked against them, repatriation permanently repairs the continuing "legacy of slavery." To participate, blacks would have to renounce American citizenship and accept the passport of an African country.

Of course, no one should have any illusions that the returnees will find Wakanda waiting for them. Life in Africa is, as the philosopher wrote, "poor, nasty, brutish, and short" [ Average life expectancy in Africa for those born in 2019, by gender and region , Statista.com].

But the hard fact is, opportunity often comes knocking disguised as hard work. Ten million or 15 million English-speaking blacks with American know-how and a pocket full of resettlement money would certainly spur economic growth for the whole region, and perhaps counterbalance the growing Chinese infiltration of the continent. Some have already moved there at their own cost, and are happy to be in the land of their people.

A return to the Motherland -- restitution in kind -- would give social, mental, emotional, economic and perhaps even physical benefits to American blacks.

For whites in the Historic American Nation, it would give all the same -- plus the added knowledge that the debt of slavery is paid in full, this country's original sin , as it is always called, washed away.

Divorce is another and somewhat more familiar way to think of it. The marriage of the two main racial groups here has never worked and has not turned out well despite all efforts for improvement -- as the founders of the American Colonization Society, not least The Great Emancipator himself, predicted .

Four hundred years in, the death of one man can lead to near rebellion, destruction of our cities and death on the streets. A bad marriage needs to be ended, so let's start talking about property division and payout.

It's time to face the truth and recognize that Marcus Garvey was right, and that the U.S. would be wise to fund the only possible and reasonable form of restitution for slavery -- an orderly resettlement to the Motherland of those blacks who believe they are oppressed 155 years after the end of slavery and 50 years after the Voting and Civil Rights acts.

Back home, no doubt, they will be "free at last, free at last, Lord God almighty, free at last!" OK, Let's Give Them Reparations -- If They Go Back to Africa ANTHONY BOEHM JULY 9, 2020 1,400 WORDS 93 COMMENTS REPLY Tweet Reddit 11 Share Share Email Print More 11 SHARES RSS

See, earlier: A Reader Is Cheered By Stories Of Blacks Abandoning The "Racist" USA. Can This Be Encouraged?

After weeks of rioting , looting , and wanton attacks on whites, after weeks of tearing down statues of Confederates and Columbus , after months and years of hearing the lie that it is unsafe to be a black man or woman in the systemically racist USA, it's time to admit that black nationalist Marcus Garvey was right. Blacks and whites just can't get along. It's time for Americans to look seriously at one answer to the racial injustice, real and imagined , that " peaceful protesters ," Black Lives Matter , and Antifa say must be rectified: not reparations , meaning a cash payment from those who never owned slaves to those who never were slaves (see Carl Horowitz's refutation Slavery Reparations: Revival of a Bad Idea [ PDF ]) but restitution -- offering blacks the chance to return, at taxpayer expense, to their ancestral homelands in Africa which is in fact what black separatist Garvey advocated.

Let me be clear: Cops are not shooting black men for no reason . Things are better for blacks today than for most of our history and for blacks anywhere else .

But the fact remains that impressions are real. Many blacks really do think they should fear police and other government agencies. We must accept this. Denying it, or explaining why blacks have nothing to fear, is pointless.

A historical analogy: Blacks' fears and resentments are reminiscent of those among Sudeten-Germans in the Czechoslovak Republic before World War II. When the Austro-Hungarian Empire was dismantled in 1918, the German-speaking people of Bohemia , later called Sudetenland , suddenly found themselves under Czech rule. Most non-German observers thought the country was a bastion of democracy in Central Europe. But the Sudeten-Germans, like American blacks, did not perceive the state in which they lived as democratic or even fair.

As British diplomat Lord Runciman stated in his re port on the matter :

It is a hard thing to be ruled by an alien race; and I have been left with the impression that Czechoslovak rule in the Sudeten areas for the last twenty years, though not actually oppressive and certainly not 'terroristic,' has been marked by tactlessness, lack of understanding, petty intolerance and discrimination, to a point where the resentment of the German population was inevitably moving in the direction of revolt.

[ House of Lords Hansard , October 4, 1938]

Like the Sudeten-Germans , American blacks are "moving in the direction of revolt." They have been ruled by an "alien race" much more alien than the Czechs were to the Germans, the period of rule has been 400 long years, mostly in slavery .

Runciman wisely suggested that the Sudeten-German areas be ceded to Germany for the good of both nations. His mistake was thinking that Adolf Hitler was an honest broker and would maintain the deal struck at Munich, but that aside, Runciman's proposal was a form of restitution; i.e., giving the Sudeten-Germans some form of justice, however imperfect it might have been.

That is what I propose for American blacks.

Merriam-Webster gives the following definitions for restitution :

1: an act of restoring or a condition of being restored : such a

a: a restoration of something to its rightful owner

b: a making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury

2: a legal action serving to cause restoration of a previous state

Restoring a "previous state," returning blacks to the state before the wrong was done, is the restitution the U.S. should offer to repair the damage done by slavery.

Let's return to the situation before 1619, when the first African slaves landed in Virginia, before the transatlantic shipment of millions of Africans to the New World for sale.

Let us offer repatriation to the African Motherland for their descendants who can't seem to unshackle themselves from the " legacy of slavery ."

This is not a new idea.

Marcus Garvey, in my opinion the greatest black leader in modern history, created the Universal Negro Improvement Association to just that end. His group purchased steamships to return blacks to their motherland.

Unhappily, the era's Cheap Labor lobby encouraged the government to charge him with mail fraud, leading to his deportation from the U.S. (he was a Jamaican immigrant) and to the collapse of his 5-million-strong movement, the largest black movement in our history.

Cheap black labor was more important than the freedom and well-being of blacks or the end of the racial problems in the United States for those long-ago Chamber of Commerce types.

The Black Muslim faith was founded on the concept of the return to the Motherland as well, although current black Muslims seem content with trying to create a back state here or taking over the US altogether.

And before them both, of course, was the American Colonization Society , formed in 1816 to encourage the voluntary emigration of blacks. Its members and supporters included James Madison , Henry Clay, and, famously, Abe Lincoln himself, although the 16th president stopped talking about the idea after the War Between the States.

How practical it was to send blacks back to Africa by sailing or steamship will never be known. But today, international airline travel is affordable to all: a ticket from the U.S. to Ghana, host of the 2019 Year of Return , can be had for less than $1,000 . Airline capacity to Africa appears to be enormous and underused, which offers any large-scale program of return the possibility of substantial per-seat savings [ Africa Aviation Outlook 2019: Change may be in the air – at last , CentreForAviation.com, January 31, 2019].

As well, $14 trillion in reparations for slavery, as proposed by Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson, would easily cover the cost of sending all 37.1 million American blacks to Africa, with more than $10 trillion left for generous resettlement packages. [ BET founder Robert Johnson calls for $14 trillion of reparations for slavery, CNBC, June 1, 2020]

That's a lot of money. But it also solves a problem, at least for blacks who feel hunted and unsafe in the white jungle.

Of course, returning to Africa should be voluntary, and blacks who consider themselves Americans and do not feel hunted or discriminated against should not be forced to return to a country and continent they do not know or even want to know.

But for the BLM activists, for those convinced the deck in the U.S. is stacked against them, repatriation permanently repairs the continuing "legacy of slavery." To participate, blacks would have to renounce American citizenship and accept the passport of an African country.

Of course, no one should have any illusions that the returnees will find Wakanda waiting for them. Life in Africa is, as the philosopher wrote, "poor, nasty, brutish, and short" [ Average life expectancy in Africa for those born in 2019, by gender and region , Statista.com].

But the hard fact is, opportunity often comes knocking disguised as hard work. Ten million or 15 million English-speaking blacks with American know-how and a pocket full of resettlement money would certainly spur economic growth for the whole region, and perhaps counterbalance the growing Chinese infiltration of the continent. Some have already moved there at their own cost, and are happy to be in the land of their people.

A return to the Motherland -- restitution in kind -- would give social, mental, emotional, economic and perhaps even physical benefits to American blacks.

For whites in the Historic American Nation, it would give all the same -- plus the added knowledge that the debt of slavery is paid in full, this country's original sin , as it is always called, washed away.

Divorce is another and somewhat more familiar way to think of it. The marriage of the two main racial groups here has never worked and has not turned out well despite all efforts for improvement -- as the founders of the American Colonization Society, not least The Great Emancipator himself, predicted .

Four hundred years in, the death of one man can lead to near rebellion, destruction of our cities and death on the streets. A bad marriage needs to be ended, so let's start talking about property division and payout.

It's time to face the truth and recognize that Marcus Garvey was right, and that the U.S. would be wise to fund the only possible and reasonable form of restitution for slavery -- an orderly resettlement to the Motherland of those blacks who believe they are oppressed 155 years after the end of slavery and 50 years after the Voting and Civil Rights acts.

Back home, no doubt, they will be "free at last, free at last, Lord God almighty, free at last!"


Pft , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:50 am GMT

Their home is America. Not sure I agree with reparations. That would certainly make things worse. The elite would soon find a way to get their hands on most of them.

Reparations if paid should be paid by the British-and EU. The US ended the legal importation of slaves upon its formation. Obviously, a few states controlled by a small number of large plantation owners continued the practice until the Civil War ended it as punishment for trying to break free of the North.

Lets also not forget the many indentured servants (estimated at 300,000) many of whom were forced to the colonies against their will ( irish catholics and England's/Scotlands poor). In theory they were free after working a number of years as slaves but this was not always enforced. Also because the holder of the indentured servant was not the owner, some were treated even more poorly than African slaves who were valued capital of their owners. Indeed, the 500,000 Africans imported into British North America are now 41 million strong. If the rest of the 9.5 million slaves imported to other areas of the Americas multiplied in same proportion the Americas combined would have a population of 800 million African Americans . The total population today of north and south America combined (All races) is 1 billion with only 100 million being of African descent (40% in US despite receiving only 5% of the slaves from Africa).

Now that said, have African Americans been subject to many indignities? Yes, no doubt, and the war on drugs has disproportionately affected them. We definitely should stop incarcerating young men and woman for non violent crimes like drugs, and stop breaking up families who need financial assistance. That said, many immigrants of other races/religions/ethnic regions have been subjected to discrimination. Assimilation has been the key for them, but the education system (and MSM) starting with bussing (50 years ago) seeks to continue promoting the divisions between white and black and thus holding back progress.

Anon [153] Disclaimer , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:13 am GMT

As they said during the cultural revolution, behind every angry black there is a Jew , that is as true today as it was back in the 60's. Blacks wouldn't be such a problem if it weren't for the Jews indoctrinating, enslaving (with welfare), instigating, and egging them on. Send all the Jews back to Israel, and the blacks can be put back in their place by learning individual accountability like everyone else. The most violent ones and the race hustlers can be sent with their Jew masters to Israel.

Expulsion of 10m is a lot cheaper than 38m with restitution. We don't have $14Trillion to give away, our national debt is already at $23Trillion.

Just another serf , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:44 am GMT

This is the most fair, even compassionate solution. Africa is a magnificently beautiful place. The fruit grows plentifully. The marijuana is the best on Earth. Chickens are everywhere. There's no need for shoes or even down jackets. The music and dance scene is like nothing else. There are no American police at all. Many white women will visit and hopefully stay on.

Let's please all agree to this.

Truth , says: July 11, 2020 at 6:02 am GMT

Do you clowns ever come up with an original, and/or logically feasible idea of your own?

Kratoklastes , says: July 11, 2020 at 6:28 am GMT

Well, being that government programs never end, and often morph, the question arises that after all the blacks are gone who is next, and next, and next, and finally, what is left?

Well, LIFO (last-in, first-out) means that the last people forcibly expatriated will be religious whites from the North-east, I guess.

That said: LIFO is generally not permitted under IFRS (although they're permitted under GAAP). Under IFRS inventory (i.e., stock and we are livestock) must be accounted for using FIFO. Under FIFO it's the whites who have to fuck off beck whence they came. (Protip: that's why unions prefer LOFO: last-on, first-off).

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There are abundant historical records regarding who owned what land at the point in time when the proto-US_Death_Machine declared that only it could buy land from natives.

There's a Supreme Court case about it: Johnson & Graham's Lessee v. McIntosh , 21 U.S. 543 (1823) , and as part of its discussion of the background of the case it outlines the completely invalid claims to land already owned by other peoples that were made from 23 May, 1609 onwards.

Simply reverse those false claims – which were not claimed as spoils of war, and cannot support a claim of terra nullius , because the lands were already occupied by people who had a recognisable system of land title.

That would put ownership of all Federal land, and all subsequently-alienated Federal land, back in the hands of the people from whom it was falsely taken.

That would only affect land acquired without 'clean hands' – i.e., probably 99% of the continental US (Louisiana doesn't get a pass, because it was acquired from a State whose claim was fraudulent: ditto Alaska).

That's what would happen if people took morality and ethics seriously: things acquired by fraud remain the property of the person defrauded, in perpetuity – and if the fraudster improves the property they obtained by fraud, that's just too fucking bad for them.

That said: there is land that was acquired with 'clean hands' – by the voluntary alienation of land from its prior owners, by a person authorised to do so, for good consideration, with no coercion or duress.

That is true in every colony in history: those contracts were almost never with agents of a government, and must be honoured. And they were documented at the time, and the original owners don't dispute that they happened.

(Disclosure: that's how my white predecessors got ownership of their land in New Zealand).

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That said: back to " reparations and repatriation "

Far from the masturbatory fantasies of the " Pay the dindus off, then ship 'em out ", there is zero chance that the US political class implements even a voluntary "reparations + resettlement" scheme, for fear that there would be a significant number of takers.

It would be unimaginably bad optics, and probably the final nail in the "city on a hill" Exceptionalist horse-shit that the US Death Machine has used on its most-gullible dumbfucks for 200 years.

Any smart-but-non-"insider" black who turned his nose up at $100k plus a ticket to Africa, would be out of their fucking mind. I would take that bet tomorrow, and I'm not African.

If the US announced such a policy tomorrow, by next Wednesday they would have half the US black community signed up. If the blacks had any sense they would insist on payment in specie (e.g., gold) so that they didn't have to worry about the US government delaying payment until after the US hyperinflates its currency to death.

The reason for that last sentence Russia and China are in the process of ending the USD's reign as reserve currency. Pricing oil an gas in non-USD is the first step.

Wally , says: July 11, 2020 at 7:02 am GMT
@Reg Cæsar

Nope.

Germany was asked for assistance & protectorate status by Czech President, Emil Hacha.

for more:
https://www.unz.com/?s=hacha&Action=Search&ptype=all&commentsearch=only&commenter=Wally

Emily , says: July 11, 2020 at 7:10 am GMT

Repatriation and to Africa.
What an excellent idea.
Hopefully we in Britain and Europe could latch on and emulate your freeing up of people and helping them to re establish their lives in their homelands.
We have tens of millions – many many tens of millions of imported islamics in Europe.
A great deal more dangerous – according to our security experts – islamics openly intent on creating the European Caliphate on the blood of we the European people if necessary, if we don't flee..
We in Europe are on course for a continental wide bloody Balkan style bloodbath as they import and let the countless killers and radicals loose all over our continent.
America would be doing the American blacks a real kindness by helping them home to the countries of their origin.
And you could do us a favour, backing Europe, in doing the same to a vicious and dangerous islamic invasion force – a far greater threat than even BLM.
The islamic invasion of Europe is serious and they mean business as they did in the theft of Kosovo and the mass murder of Serbs and others..
Slaughter next on a vast scale.
They don't even bother to hide their intent.

Wally , says: July 11, 2020 at 7:16 am GMT
@Sya Beerens ndians by some 10,000 years, new archaeological evidence http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9110838/Stone-age-Europeans-were-the-first-to-set-foot-on-North-America.html

– also of interest:
Ancient Egyptians were European : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-egyptians-europeans-related-claims-a7763866.html

Hood Oracle , says: July 11, 2020 at 7:31 am GMT

Start with blacks, then you can work your way toward Illegals, Stupid White folks of whom there are millions. And last but certainly not least .America's very special people who created all the fore mentioned disastrous groups. The Goys Know.

Druid , says: July 11, 2020 at 7:56 am GMT
@Anon

There are many American blacks in SA. They seem to have adopted it as a homeland, because it is a western built-up country (for Now). Not a single slave was from SA, too far south

Druid , says: July 11, 2020 at 8:00 am GMT
@Hannah Katz

I thought all your South African jew cousins were already in Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Canada and USA

GMC , says: July 11, 2020 at 8:19 am GMT

Show me a group of immigrants that weren't fighting with one another . The Irish fought the Italians, the Germans had to fight the Americans, the Polish fought the Ricans, Blacks vs them all sometimes, etc. I remember in the 60s , heading into little Italy in Chicago – to see a girlfriend and it wasn't pleasant for this blonde haired, blue eyed boy. Today, it's not as bad with the Italians, Irish, Germans etc. as it was, but it hasn't changed with the Blacks and some Latino areas. But this was the NWO Government Plan all along. Divide the people and keep the melting pot in turmoil, in order to continue the lies, theft, murder, that it takes, to keep the Corporate NWO in control. And the NWO has been around , for a long long time. Wanna send the Blacks to Africa , well send some more to Israel too.

Cascadian , says: July 11, 2020 at 8:37 am GMT

"OK, Let's Give Them Reparations -- If They Go Back to Africa"

I suppose the same could be said to all the descendents of the colonials who invaded North (and South too probably) America and stole the land from the natives already living there.

Wind your neck in.

Anon [306] Disclaimer , says: July 11, 2020 at 9:14 am GMT

Been there done that. In South Africa the Apartheid government sought to dismantle the British Colonial Structure which it had inherited, and return tribal lands to blacks and turn them into self-governing states. Many white farmers had to sell their land at rock-bottom prices to the government in order to achieve this. I met a bitter son of such a farmer recently.
Apart from being torpedoed by the liberal West and mostly jewish orgnisations (who also represented the interests of the mining magnates Oppenheimer and De Beers) , the blacks themselves were incapable of running even their small Bantustans. Incompetence, corruption and crime were rampant and eventually white administers and army officers took over most of the key institutions in the Bantustans.
Of course that was not enough for them, they wanted it ALL. And ALL they got. Now ALL of SouthAfrica resembles the erstwhile Bantustans.
You are mistaken if you think blacks in the US are interested in a fair or equitable solution. They want reparations, AND political power, IN the US, in order to rule OVER whites. This is the real agenda and unless whites fight back, it is not going away. They are not stupid, they know what Africa looks like, they know that half of Africa would migrate to Europe given half a chance, and they do not want to go back there.

Anon [306] Disclaimer , says: July 11, 2020 at 9:20 am GMT
@Amerimutt Golems

haha, and his father is from the tribe who shipped and sold them to the plantation owners.

gotmituns , says: July 11, 2020 at 9:23 am GMT

Let's be humanitarians here. The ones who've reached their 65th birthday by a certain year should be allowed to live out their lives here if they want. Otherwise they can be deported with the rest if they'd like.

Hossein , says: July 11, 2020 at 11:18 am GMT

stupid racists. You have been fucked and gutted by the Zionists for the last 100 years and yet, foolishly. blame Blacks and other non whites for your misery.

ben sampson , says: July 11, 2020 at 11:20 am GMT

Pheeeeew! the propaganda is now unapologetic and more ridiculous and flowing non-stop lies, tormeted twists and insane tangents all the way, in creating justification for something the Unz s building towards, contrbuting to developing..something horrific for america – and for Black people especially.

watch then, observe as the Unz Review topples headlong into murderous irrelevance, into a garbage bin, ready for the dump of history a historical dump. there are lots of them about the Unz seemingly most suitable for the one Adolf Hitler occupies

the Unz review was some kind of half decent blog. with stuff like this Boehm's article here this blog is becoming rapidl, pure propagandistic garbage, something relative to the wartime Germany that is often described as Nazi murderous, genocidal behavior and the preparation for justification of such in the minds of the people with garbage like this polluted river flow from Boehm

the Unz Review is well on its way to irrelevance. lets hope it does not contribute to a stop along its way at #1936 Berlin, with all of us on the train.

wakeupscreaming , says: July 11, 2020 at 11:43 am GMT
@Reg Cæsar

Good point.
The "chamber of commerce" types want to make a quick buck, or maximize profits for their poorly run businesses, and become dependent on cheap foreign labor. They did this without thinking of the social consequences hundreds of years ago, importing Africans. Now today, it's mass immigration from all over the world -- again, businesses not thinking about the long term social consequences.

Walter , says: July 11, 2020 at 11:53 am GMT

Voluntary return to Africa was the Policy the Lincoln wanted to support, and which ended with the conspiracy and murder.. Some see the Policy as the reason for the assassination, ie Lincoln was murdered for the same reason as Marcus Garvey was removed – to keep the cheap labor and to keep the working class caught in internal strife which ruling class exploits as "racism"- the term being a modern word

Boss> "Why doan y'all fight each other for dis dollar?"

The fellas I worked with @ the Army some of them took their pensions and social security and their bibles and did go to Africa we talked about it. Understand, they loved America, but it was obvious that it was not working out.

anon [327] Disclaimer , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:19 pm GMT

They've been given trillions (and it continues) in reparations
and they still refuse to return to Birobidzhan.

SC Rebel , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:24 pm GMT
@Tick Tock

You forgot malt liquor in your list.

SC Rebel , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:25 pm GMT
@Priss Factor

If you dangle say $50,000 in cash in front of them, I think most would take it.

They are not known for their long term thinking.

KenH , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:34 pm GMT

The Black Muslim faith was founded on the concept of the return to the Motherland as well, although current black Muslims seem content with trying to create a back state here or taking over the US altogether.

Most blacks aren't content with simply going their own way. They wish to rule over whites with an iron fist and forcibly confiscate all of our wealth if not murder us off. That's the textbook definition of racial hatred and racial supremacy yet they are called "civil rights" crusaders by the Jewish media.

The masses of blacks are pretty ignorant and do think they are being targeted by "racist" police and "racist" white people but most of the leaders of BLM and other black extremist movements know better and just exploit the ignorance and natural antipathy towards whites of most blacks to gain political power and money.

KenH , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:40 pm GMT
@Colin Wright

Still too high? Ship off all males between ten and thirty.

More like between ages 12 and 50. We need to get rid of black males who are in their crime prime.

yurivku , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:47 pm GMT
@Sipho

European Africans to Europe?

Who are European Africans ? Maybe they are those who were fighting with king Arthur in hollywood pictures?

orionyx , says: July 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm GMT
@Anon

Send the Jews back to where? They're from Russia, mostly, and Russia doesn't want them. Palestine isn't for them either. Best if they just stay on here and behave themselves, and if you smarten up enough to see that they do. But there's not much chance of that happening.

Dr Giggles , says: July 11, 2020 at 1:09 pm GMT

The author wrote that with 10-15 English speaking blacks with American money and American know how blah blah would make some kind of a difference in Africa.

For a start millions of black Africans already speak english.

99.9% of American blacks for all the ebonic trash they spew about Africa have never been to that continent. They will receive a most unpleasant surprise when they arrive in their new homeland.

Liberia should serve as a warning to them all. What was supposed to be a homeland for slaves who wished to return to Africa is in essence another black shit hole on the continent.

Bros, there are no subsidised housing, food stamps and welfare over there. Where is you going to live ?
And that repatriation money you is coming with will spend out because y'all dont know to manage your finances.

And the black police, black military and dictators ..oooooooooo weeeeeeeeee ! Dem boys never heard about human rights. Few jobs as well my Bros and what da jobs they got goes to family and tribal members. Looting, burning and tearing down statues dere = AK 47 time by the security forces. All dat is why blacks in Africa wants to come here while you dumb niggers wants to go there.

If youse can't make it in the US with all dem perks and freeness youse cannot make it in Afreeka.

US blacks may be 99% retarded but that 1% of intelligence tells them dey gots a better deal here.

So, crackers. dem boys aint going nowhere. We is stuck with dem HERE.

Dr Giggles , says: July 11, 2020 at 1:14 pm GMT
@SC Rebel

I disagree.

They are not know for any thinking whatsoever, in the moment, short, medium or long term. That results from their cranium being mostly bone with a small barely functioning squishy glob THEY refer to as a brain.

Dr Giggles , says: July 11, 2020 at 1:19 pm GMT
@ben sampson

Yo Homes, why you gots that cracker name. Youse should change it to Mgote Ngogo. You is a Uncle Tom, Oreo Coconut. An why is you in whitey country ?

follyofwar , says: July 11, 2020 at 1:23 pm GMT
@meamjojo

If that was the policy, how many millions of Caucasians would leave the first chance they had? Problem is, who would want to take them?

Really No Shit , says: July 11, 2020 at 1:43 pm GMT

The old idea is little too late in formulating. It should have been thunk of back in the day before Barak Hussein Obama became president of these united states before a white Christian woman. Now charge the half African Barry O to lead his people back to Wakanda, where he would be the first chancellor (blacks like fancy words) of the United States of Africa (we can legally change our name to America, plain and simple!). It can be achieved with the "American" military might in case radicals here and in the dark continent (it would be enlightened soon with the arrival of 40 millions of "African Americans" the figure includes the men and women who're married to Wakandans) opppse the idea. It would be good for all around being that Africa is so huge. And the best part is that all Einsteins, Steinems, Freuds, Rands et al can go with them to help build it or eff it up depending upon your point of view, from nearby Israel. Last but not least, the dirty yellow rat (chinaman) would be sent packing from exploiting the ignorant natives with the arrival of the crips and bloods, i.e. feral black bipeds I am all in!

anarchyst , says: July 11, 2020 at 1:48 pm GMT

14 trillion dollars to repatriate our now-useless "farm machinery" would be a bargain.

After repatriation, within a few years, the USA would be a paradise.

That would leave the USA with only one other major problem: the jews.

Now, what to do with our most troublesome "minority"-the jews? They already have money and own the banking system, own the mainstream media and popular culture, and would be difficult to dislodge ((them)) from their present "supremacist" position.

We could declare those who espouse "judaism" to be "agents of a foreign government" and expel them from all government, banking, corporate, media and cultural systems within the country. Jews would also be prohibited from operating and being board members of the various philanthropic "foundations" within the USA.

All jewish "freak shows" (holohoax museums) would be "repurposed" as public schools. Schoolchildren would be educated on the ways the jews used the "system" to perpetuate that "hoax of the twentieth century" for so long.

If ((they)) do not accept these changes, they can get out of the country along with the negroes.

As the old saying still applies: "behind every negro, there is a jew", ((they)) can go to Africa along with their "pets".

Anon [705] Disclaimer , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:07 pm GMT
@Biff

"Gaggle" is for geese.
Likewise:
A pod of whales;
A flock of sheep;
A pride of lions;
A herd of cattle;
A murder of crows;
A riot of niggers.
So, how about a cancer of Jews?

JackOH , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:11 pm GMT

FWIW-any debate that talks about "conditional reparations" as a way of solving problems needs expert issues entrepreneurship from a very strong intellectual and moral foundation. I don't think we have that foundation yet.

Consider unintended consequences:

Ten million or 15 million English-speaking blacks with American know-how and a pocket full of resettlement money would certainly spur economic growth for the whole region . . . '.

Really? What's to prevent those recently resettled American Blacks from using their resettlement money not to spur economic growth, but instead to demonstrate their commitment to their African homeland by purchasing shitloads of Soviet-era military equipment, and, worse, purchasing the first African nuclear weapon from a rogue state or other bad actor.

I favor debate on the merits of distancing people from one another, and I liked this article. But, we have far smaller fish to fry, such as ending affirmative action, and we don't seem to have the gumption to fry them. (Exceptions for those very costly legal challenges to specific affirmative action policies.)

Sipho , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:18 pm GMT
@yurivku

Brits, Germans, Portuguese, Dutch etc. in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe etc.

Agent76 , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:22 pm GMT

Jul 6, 2020 Thomas Sowell/Black Wisdom Matters – The Impact of Culture

A look at how black culture has affected the advancements of blacks in America. Thomas Sowell, Walter E Williams, Jason Riley, Shelby Steele and Glenn Loury.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3Uh2zj0GgAY?feature=oembed

Trinity , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:25 pm GMT

Blacks have had their reparations and then some. Matter of fact, THEY (The Blacks) OWE WHITES REPARATIONS AND AS A WHITE MAN, I WOULD GLADLY CALL IT EVEN IF BLACKS LEAVE AMERICA AND OTHER TRADITIONALLY WHITE NATIONS AND ARE NOT ALLOWED TO COME BACK.

Correct me if I am wrong, but did not Blacks not even have to fight for their freedom because a bunch of Whites did that for them in the American War Between The States, where over 700,000 Whites died ensuring the Black man's freedom. REPARATIONS PAID IN FULL. Matter of fact some things never change because ignorant Whites and other outcasts still fight for Blacks in the year 2020, although it is the Whites who are enslaved this time around and the Blacks who are the privileged class. I know this sounds retarded but America in 2020 is retarded. When you consider that the AFRICANS IN AMERICA were originally bought and sold by their own people, so it isn't as if the White man went to Africa and captured free Africans, they were already enslaved and more than likely brutalized far worse by their own, than the White man.

Welfare generation after generation, affirmative action laws that have allowed unqualified Blacks to receive jobs over better qualified Whites, etc. REPARATIONS PAID IN FULL AND THEN SOME, THE BLACKS NOW OWE WHITES.

Destruction of our major cities, MILLIONS of White victims over the years to Black violence. How many Whites have been raped, murdered or beaten at the hands of Blacks from 1865-2020, IT WOULD TOTAL MILLIONS. White cops killing or beating Blacks? Compare that number to the number of White cops who have been beaten or killed by Black thugs or better yet, compare that number to the number of Whites killed by cops.

I think Blacks have been paid their reparations and then some and THEY OWE US and THEIR ANCESTORS, if not for being shipped from Africa, most would be living in squalor and swatting flies from their face while they dropped a deuce on their dirt floor. This is nothing but more EXTORTION AND THEY LEARNED THOSE TECHNIQUES FROM THE KING OF EXTORTION RACKET. You wanna guess who the king of the extortion racket is?

Dannyboy , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:31 pm GMT
@Biff

Americans need the goofy libertarian musings of some kid who grew up in Whitopia,Wisconsin and shuffled off to chase poontang in Southeast Asia about as much as my pet bird needs an Ipad.

You don't live here anymore, Biff.

Be a good lad and piss off.

Chris Cosmos , says: Website July 11, 2020 at 2:35 pm GMT

As someone who lives in the USA and know people of all kinds of ethnicities I can tell you for certain that the AA community, to the extent there is one, is not headed for "revolt" any more than any other sector. What we are headed for is chaos and some kind of multi-headed civil-war. Most "black" people are not stupid and will not want to go "back" to Africa. Garvey had a point in his time when conditions were pretty bad but it's different now. Our problem is that we have "racialized" our society by insisting that race is the a central part of our identity that is encouraged by every f*cking form I fill out so we are in this sense a deeply racist society because we are encouraged to think about race all the time by the public and private authorities that rule our lives.

This article puts things to the logical end of racialism and racism. I've been to Africa and have know Africans and they don't have that much in common with most American "blacks" who are often of mixed race. The culture and music are very different as anyone familiar with African music can tell you–there are some similarities to be sure but that comes, in some ways, from the almost ubiquitous influence of James Brown on African music.

Can't we stop this bullshit? There are some people of African origin who are "revolting" but, if you notice, there are just as many "white" of various ethnicities who demonstrated and rioted. These people are not the majority of either ethnicity. People are tired of the same old corrupt shit that continually gets worse because we are so easily divided along racial lines as the oligarchs laugh all the way to the bank.

Emily , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:46 pm GMT
@orionyx g conquered.
The are caucasian and Khazars.
So far this search for another area to purloin and occupy has led to the problems, certainly in Georgia and the Ukraine.
Much of the recent trouble in the Ukraine were created by the USA dual citizen neo cons.
They were, it is rumoured, intent on taking the Crimea as the new 'zion', however Putin – their most loathed adversary – saw it coming and acted.
The Jews mass murdered and terrorised the Russians for some 70 years.
The Jews made up the greater part of the Bolsheviks and inflicted communism on the Russians with no mercy.
Russia didn't want them back.
MarkU , says: July 11, 2020 at 2:56 pm GMT
@ben sampson

I don't see any actual arguments nor have you given any examples of statements you consider to be lies. Your post amounts to nothing except a barrage of vituperation. Some of us can be swayed with a combination of facts and reasoned argument, perhaps you could try it sometime.

Anonymous [291] Disclaimer , says: July 11, 2020 at 3:02 pm GMT
@Anon the Dems will steal the next election and use the "hands up, don't shoot" Trojan horse to provide cover for combatants once invasion of the suburbs gets underway. Furthermore, the Black Panthers, BLM types, and former ACORN revolutionaries will become Obama's internal security force that's as well-funded, armed, and numerous as the US military as he promised, making door-to-door gun confiscation and looting inevitable and effectively unopposed by "all hat/no horse" conservatives pointing to the number of guns their atomized and demoralized supporters own. Eventually, the Republican Party that conservatives stupidly believe has their back will be run out of town, that is, if its members can be located hiding out among Antifa and the like.
AceDeuce , says: July 11, 2020 at 3:02 pm GMT
@SteveK9 %-meaning that it probably was 30-35% in real life. (The rate for whites at the time was 3-4%).

That's different from children in two parent homes. If a kid was born to married parents, he/she wasn't a b@stard. If daddy left a day later, the kid was fatherless just like most b#stards were.

Adding the illegitimate kids w/out dads to the legitimate kids whose dad bailed on the family, the fatherless rate in negro homes back then was probably well over 50%.

And what, specifically, were the "strong incentives" for groids to bail on their families? LOL.

Anything to avoid assigning blame to negroes, I swear ..

Wally , says: July 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm GMT
@Cascadian ic.org/crichton-environmentalism-religion/

The Non-Genocide of Northern "Native" Americans : https://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/06/02/the-non-genocide-of-northern-native-americans/

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kw/crichton.html
exc.: " The noble savage is a fantasy, and it was never true . That anyone still believes it, 200 years after Rousseau, shows the tenacity of religious myths"

Emily , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:04 pm GMT
@Anonymous onghold of the white race – Russia – will lock its doors for sure and Britain is full for a start.
Like many others I have grave doubts if the big mouths and their arsenals – the last gasp of any pretense of American masculinity – will actually stand and fight.
Forget the Alamo .
The Crocketts and Bowies are long gone.
The Mexicans are invading and running loose all over the USA , occupying it for free – how the mighty have fallen.
Texas – joke – they are occupying the whole country.
Speaks volumes for the degeneracy and collapsing of the latest Roman Empire. as it goes down to the neo. black, barbarians.
L. Guapo , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:15 pm GMT
@orionyx

The only way any of them will accept is if they get some gibs. $100,000 per, conditioned upon renunciation of U.S. citizenship would be a small price to pay to solve the problem.

SteveP , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:29 pm GMT

This is a good, (tongue-in-cheek?) article. However, the overall goal of our present civic unrest is societal destabilization – not the attainment of justice or "fairness (whatever that is supposed to be)."

The operative Hegelian dialectic is: Thesis – the USA treasures its sovereignty and is, therefore, a speed-bump to attainment of a Globalist, one-world order; Antithesis – create intractable societal destabilization by pitting class against class, race against race, and by bankrupting the country (where various patriotic elements are not permitted to derive solutions); and Synthesis – restoration of order by total destruction of individual freedoms in favor of statist, tyrannical control.

And the "problem" cannot be solved via public debate and negotiation, because the "Progressive" leadership – which is truly controlling events via having seized near-total domination over the MSM, educational system, courts, etc. – will not permit any solution at variance to the overall "solution" of one world sovereignty.

The fact that Russia and China are disputing the one-world trajectory suggests that, unless some great-power accommodation is made, both internal and external stress for the USA is just beginning.

ThreeCranes , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:31 pm GMT
@Sya Beerens the Civil War, owned slaves.

When you make blanket statements like "European Americans complain about the Africans they stole and shipped to ", you are making a terrible error in thinking.

Facts are hard. Math is hard. But thinking from facts, reality, while hard work in the short run, will pay off in less work in the long run. If you get it right now, you won't prescribe programs for reform that will lead us down many dead ends–more work in the long run.

Facts and math aren't emotionally satisfying, won't help you cheat your opponents or tilt the table to favor your friends, but generally, the long way around is the short way home.

vot tak , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:32 pm GMT

The Boogaloo Tipping Point

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/07/american-boogaloo-meme-or-terrorist-movement/613843/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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On May 29, two federal security officers guarding a courthouse in Oakland, California, were ambushed by machine-gun fire as elsewhere in the city demonstrators marched peacefully to protest the killing of George Floyd. One of the guards, David Patrick Underwood, died as a result of the attack, and the other was wounded. For days, conservative news broadcasters pinned the blame on "antifa," the loosely affiliated group of anti-fascist anarchists known to attack property and far-right demonstrators at protests. But the alleged culprit, apprehended a week later, turned out to be a 32-year-old Air Force sergeant named Steven Carrillo, the head of a squadron called the Phoenix Ravens, which guards military installations from terrorist attacks.

According to prosecutors, Carrillo and an accomplice, 30-year-old Robert A. Justus Jr., were part of the "boogaloo" movement, a patchwork of right-leaning anti-government libertarians, Second Amendment advocates, and gun enthusiasts all preparing for another American civil war.

Authorities say that when they went to apprehend Carrillo at his residence, he attacked them with pipe bombs, killing a police sergeant named Damon Gutzwiller. Investigators found a boogaloo-themed patch in a vehicle used by Carrillo. And Carrillo had scrawled boog, along with various boogaloo slogans, in his own blood on the hood of a car."

padre , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:52 pm GMT

Or better still, why don't you all go to where you came from?Who are you to send them anywhere, they are the only ones, that didn't come by their own will!

Freywaldau , says: July 11, 2020 at 4:56 pm GMT
@silviosilver years. But it was still Czech kingdom, not German. So the "Sudetens" were inside old Czech historical borders.

The problem was that once Hitler came to power in 1933, Czechs were faced with a large German minority adjacent to Germany. Political agitation against Czechs took off and Freikorps (German militias) were established to undercut Czech authority. The "Sudetens" welcomed Hitler since they considered Czechs to be inferior to them ("Untermenschen").

In German history books, they are mad at Hitler that he undid 700 years of eastward expansion. I guess now they have to start all over again, this time using EU as their tool.

Trinity , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm GMT
@padre o Europe when all the raping, looting, thieving, nonwhite parasites go back to where they are from? Btw, where are you from, (((amigo?))) How about the "Jews" going back to where they are from and leave Palestinians alone?

They ( the Blacks) were sold by their own people to not only Whites, but Jews and Arabs as well.

Who are you to tell anyone anything, (((amigo?)))

Jews, Arabs, Pakis, Southeast Orientals, Africans/Blacks, East Indians, MIXED RACE HISPANICS, etc., the only way these people can live in first world nation is to ride on the back of Whites. Btw, (((amigo))), Native Americans can't stand Blacks or Mexicans.

Anonymous Jew , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm GMT

A couple suggestions:

Plan 1: Libtards and Blacks get California, Nevada and Oregon. (Keep Washington or San Diego for access to the Pacific). Also, all SJW agitators are exiled to this new country. You Libtards don't believe in race differences? Fine. Have fun with your 40 million Negroes and Mestizos.

Plan 2: let Blacks have the naturally developing Black Belt in the South. Mestizos get the Southwest which they already dominate.

Whites and a small minority of intelligent and patriotic Browns (Asians and Hispanic Michelle Malkin types. et al) get the rest. (95% White and 5% patriotic Browns sounds good to me). Also a few hundred Clarence Thomas / Ben Carson types – because of their service – are allowed to stay if they prefer.

I used to prefer Plan 2, but seeing all the spoiled White brats taking part in the Black Antifada, I'm starting to think certain Whites deserve Blacks. Some people need to get a dose of what they espouse and vote for good and hard.

All Men Are Created Equal , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:12 pm GMT

Prophet Muhammad's Last Sermon

Date delivered: 632 A.C.
This sermon was delivered on the Ninth day of Dhul al Hijjah 10 A.H. in the 'Uranah valley of Mount Arafat.

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AceDeuce , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:23 pm GMT
@padre idnapping victims.

When that greasy puerto rican spickkk in Cleveland kidnapped those girls and held them for years, and the cops finally rescued them, they didn't leave the girls there to stay with the spickk family and live their lives. No, they took them back to where they came from. You don't leave kidnap victims there at the scene of the crime–the biggest remedy is to get them home.

And the longer they've been there is a bug, not a feature. They shouldn't have been brought here in the first place. If you had a tumor or a wart, bragging about how long you have had it is kind of stupid. You need to fix it. It doesn't belong.

Akouo , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:31 pm GMT

Nobody would be that foolish! Odd isn't it though, nobody has suggested (yet) that whites are repatriated to Europe leaving the Americas to the Indians and blacks.

Quizzical Grill , says: Website July 11, 2020 at 5:34 pm GMT

definitely an interesting piece with some thoughtful comments. all this deserves our attention. how about a bit more of a classic liberal approach? allow any native born american to expatriate with their taxes wholly or partially refunded and money for resettlement based on some equitable formula. conditioned on their being barred from ever again obtaining american citizenship, at least without first paying huge penalties. this will allow anyone to go anywhere willing to have them. a voluntary exchange between the citizen and state. let the market decide.

Drapetomaniac , says: July 11, 2020 at 5:35 pm GMT

"they are the only ones, that didn't come by their own will!"

And who were the ones that forced them against their will?

[Jul 11, 2020] De Blasio Says BLM Protests Can Continue While Canceling All Other Large Events

Jul 11, 2020 | ronpaulinstitute.org

some stunning remarks on CNN, declaring protests in the streets were perfectly acceptable while canceling other large events through September.

De Blasio joined CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday evening, discussing the evolving pandemic and policy response by City Hall to mitigate the spread in the city. He said social justice warriors were too important after months of protests have yet produced an outbreak in cases.

"This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that but also say to people the kinds of gatherings we're used to, the parades, the fairs -- we just can't have that while we're focusing on health right now," de Blasio told Blitzer.

[Jul 09, 2020] "Newsweek" published an unusually sane piece by a reasonable black guy "Why black lives don't matter to 'Black Lives Matter'", where he exposes BLM for what they are: opportunistic frauds

Jul 09, 2020 | www.unz.com

AnonFromTN , says: July 3, 2020 at 11:54 pm GMT

Looks like not all MSM are hopeless. "Newsweek" published an unusually sane piece by a reasonable black guy "Why black lives don't matter to 'Black Lives Matter'", where he exposes BLM for what they are: opportunistic frauds

https://www.newsweek.com/why-black-lives-dont-matter-black-lives-matter-opinion-1515183

I knew that any organization big corporations give money to must be utterly disgusting. BLM is no exception.

[Jul 08, 2020] Is Black Lives Matter Marxist? by Brad Polumbo

Notable quotes:
"... In 2013, the national outcry over Trayvon Martin's death and George Zimmerman's acquittal sparked a national outcry over racial injustice. Amid this controversy, three activists, Patrisse Cullors , Alicia Garza , and Opal Tometi , started a hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, which soon went viral. They then founded the national Black Lives Matter organization. ..."
"... No doubt, the organization itself was quite radical from the very beginning. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors described herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza as "trained Marxists" in a recently resurfaced video from 2015. ..."
"... The official Black Lives Matter organization is Marxist ..."
"... Such a divisive ideology only fuels perpetual conflict, not progress toward reconciliation. By failing to drive this toxic extremism out loudly and clearly from their side of the issue, the large majority of Black Lives Matter supporters -- who simply seek reform, justice, and reconciliation -- take a chainsaw to any chance of achieving common ground and consensus. ..."
Jul 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Brad Polumbo via The Foundation for Economic Education,

n Monday night, Terry Crews was grilled over his criticism of Black Lives Matter by CNN host Don Lemon. As Gina Bontempo pointed out on Twitter : "Don Lemon did everything he could to talk over Terry and silence him as soon as they started approaching what the BLM organization is *really* about."

So what is Black Lives Matter really about?

Many conservatives insist Black Lives Matter is a Marxist, anti-police, radical organization that wants to tear down America . Meanwhile, most liberals simply view Black Lives Matter as a heroic movement and powerful slogan signaling support for racial justice and opposition to police brutality.

Both are right.

There is Black Lives Matter™️, and there is "black lives matter."

Let me explain.

In 2013, the national outcry over Trayvon Martin's death and George Zimmerman's acquittal sparked a national outcry over racial injustice. Amid this controversy, three activists, Patrisse Cullors , Alicia Garza , and Opal Tometi , started a hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, which soon went viral. They then founded the national Black Lives Matter organization.

Black Lives Matter as a broad sentiment and movement then gained national attention and name recognition after the 2014 deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Meanwhile, the official group expanded and many more local chapters formed.

No doubt, the organization itself was quite radical from the very beginning. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors described herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza as "trained Marxists" in a recently resurfaced video from 2015.

"We actually do have an ideological frame[work]," Cullors said of her organization. "We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories."

Meanwhile, the national organization's official platform , published in 2015, contained a specific call to "[disrupt] the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure."

At the local level, official Black Lives Matter chapters are essentially far-left front groups that use racial justice as a Trojan horse for leftist policy and ideology. For example, the official organization Black Lives Matter DC openly dedicates itself to "creating the conditions for Black Liberation through the abolition of systems and institutions of white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy and colonialism."

Image credit: Johnny Silvercloud, Flickr

Unsurprisingly, conservatives have bashed the radical group en masse.

"Black Lives Matter is an openly Marxist, anti-America n group," conservative commentator Mark Levin said . "There's no denying it. And it is fully embraced by the Democrat Party and its media and cultural surrogates."

"Black Lives Matter is a Marxist movement," Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted . "Black Lives Matter is not about police, it's not about race, it's not about justice. It's about making us hate America so they can replace America."

"You know, I know plenty of people who are for Black Lives Matter. A lot of them are nice people," Fox News Host Tucker Carlson recently said . "I'm not mad at them. I disagree I think Black Lives Matter is poison."

These kinds of conservative criticisms of Black Lives Matter are widespread. And on one hand, they're right : The official Black Lives Matter organization is Marxist, is anti-American in its values, and its views are rightfully alarming to anyone who believes in the Constitution, capitalism, and civil society as we know it.

But in applying their reflexive response to all Black Lives Matter supporters, conservative critics are failing to see the forest for the trees.

A whopping 51 percent of the public tells pollsters they support "black lives matter."

Most of these people, I suspect, don't even know that there is an official Black Lives Matter organization. And I'm sure hardly any of them could name Patrisse Cullors or Alicia Garza.

Whether it's where I'm from in deep-blue Massachusetts or where I live now in Washington D.C., walking by a Black Lives Matter sign sticking out from someone's yard is just about an everyday occurrence. After the death of George Floyd, more of my acquaintances, friends, and relatives than I could count posted #BlackLivesMatter.

Many others changed their picture to a black square or otherwise signaled their support for the movement.

I can personally guarantee you that the vast majority of these people, while liberal, do not support ending capitalism or dismantling the family. Conservatives are led astray as soon as they apply their (valid) criticisms of Black Lives Matter™️ the organization to the Black Lives Matter movement and its supporters broadly.

Image Credit: John Lucia, Flickr

Just look at the way some on the Right responded to Sen. Mitt Romney after he attended a Washington, D.C. protest against police brutality, telling reporters he did so "to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter."

Black Lives Matter. pic.twitter.com/JpXUFlxH2J

-- Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 7, 2020

Here's a sampling of how hostile the response was from some conservative pundits on Twitter:

Even President Trump attacked Romney over it:

No matter how you feel about the conservative Mormon senator politically (and I'm far from a fan), no one can credibly argue that Romney supports destroying the nuclear family, ending capitalism, or abolishing the police.

Meanwhile, Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana faced a similar unfair backlash when he announced his support for Black Lives Matter and unveiled a modest police reform proposal :

It may well be true that in particular conservative circles, everyone is well aware of the obscure history of the Black Lives Matter founders' Marxist roots. But the average person on the street and the average person who shares the hashtag are most certainly not. And the movement itself has become something much bigger, broader, and more benevolent than the original organization.

However, it's by no means just conservatives who err in their approach to Black Lives Matter. For one, many on the Left fail to acknowledge at all the Marxist roots of the official Black Lives Matter organization, and thus, paint anyone who objects to the organization as racist, unthinkingly inveighing: "How could anyone not support black lives?" This kind of clever naming of a controversial movement, similar to "Antifa" supposedly standing for "anti-fascist," makes it easy to baselessly paint critics as extreme and immoral. Yet this is a reductive oversimplification that serves only to divide.

So, too, much of the blame for the Black Lives Matter perception gap lies with liberals, Democrats, and others who support the movement for failing to adequately distance themselves from the radical organization.

For example, I visited one of my favorite coffee shops in Arlington, Virginia over the weekend. Like many a hipster coffee shop, it had a Black Lives Matter sign in the window and had a fundraiser going on for the cause as well. But I was dismayed to read the flyer and notice that the proceeds of the fundraiser were going to the official Black Lives Matter DC organization -- yes, the same one that openly wants to abolish capitalism.

Now, I highly doubt that the owners of this coffee shop, even if they are progressives or Democrats, actually support Marxism. More importantly, I'm certain that most customers who donated, even in the liberal-leaning neighborhood, do not realize they are donating to a Marxist, anti-American revolutionary organization by participating in the fundraiser. But they are.

Many a mainstream liberal has signaled support for the generic "black lives matter" cause by sharing fundraisers that, if you look closely, go to official Black Lives Matter organizations that do not actually represent their views. Meanwhile, liberal-leaning media outlets such as MSNBC regularly platform official members of the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement and pass the radical activists off as within the mainstream.

From corporations to politicians to random Facebook users, Black Lives Matter supporters need to do a much better job distancing themselves from the radical organization at the root of their slogan. (Or, alternatively, they should come up with a new and different slogan that doesn't have such malign associations.)

This lack of due diligence is lazy and irresponsible, but more importantly, it's dangerous.

Marxism is a vicious ideology, and it's one that is rooted in a divisive vision of irreconcilable class conflict. As important economist Ludwig von Mises noted , "According to the Marxian view... human society is organized into classes whose interests stand in irreconcilable opposition." Moreover, as Mises explains , Marxists believe that people's very thoughts ought to be determined by their class and that those who differ from the prescribed worldview are class traitors.

Such a divisive ideology only fuels perpetual conflict, not progress toward reconciliation. By failing to drive this toxic extremism out loudly and clearly from their side of the issue, the large majority of Black Lives Matter supporters -- who simply seek reform, justice, and reconciliation -- take a chainsaw to any chance of achieving common ground and consensus.

When Don Lemon took issue with Terry Crews's take on Black Lives Matter, Crews was crystal clear , saying, "This is the thing. It's a great mantra. It's a true mantra. Black lives do matter. But, when you're talking about an organization, you're talking about the leaders, you're talking about the people who are responsible for putting these things together. It's two different things."

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lzR8x_jlGaI

We need more of that kind of clarity in our discourse. Right now, the debate over "Black Lives Matter" is muddled and confused. Liberals and conservatives alike need to make an effort to listen and understand the other side's perspective, not the strawman caricature of it used as a punching bag in partisan echo chambers. Until both sides take the time to understand each other, we will keep talking past each other -- and any real progress or harmony will remain a fantasy.

[Jul 07, 2020] Go to BLM's homesite and you will find their mission statement. It clearly says the movement was founded and grounded in Marxist thought, with a side of identity-politics (in this case, a trio of black lezbians who say Marxism ultimately stems from Queer-theory, or vice versa, I forget).

Jul 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

fnord , Jul 7 2020 16:11 utc | 136

snedly arkus, comment 121, starts off interesting and then descends into typical anti-communist lunacy. Really sad to see how bourgeois psyops of the 20th century still have victims.

BLM is Marxist? I wish. I'm not sure why conservatives think tarring anything and everything that they find themselves in opposition to as "communist" or "Marxist" does anything other than increase interest in these ideas among those being tarred, who weren't Marxist to begin with but who are all of a sudden being turned on to scientific socialism. You realize they have access to the primary texts, right? They can read Capital for themselves and find out, for themselves, that it is the greatest economics textbook ever written, to this day, and that it and it alone provides a foundation for a scientific understanding of capitalist political economy. That's my story, at least. I have the Tea Party to thank for the fact that I'm a Marxist, and I never would have found out about Marx if they didn't make the laughable claim that President Obama was one of his acolytes.


NemesisCalling , Jul 7 2020 16:36 utc | 137

@136 fnord

Go to BLM's homesite and you will find their mission statement. It clearly says the movement was founded and grounded in Marxist thought, with a side of identity-politics (in this case, a trio of black lezbians who say Marxism ultimately stems from Queer-theory, or vice versa, I forget).

Irrespective of whether their proposed iteration of Marxist thought is intrinsically correct is the question, of course.

I absolutely concur however, with "Republicans", that their methodology with their action is indeed intrinsically Marxist, because it involves the putting aside of dialectics and philosophy with the intention of clear material ends in mind. Whether or not they themselves are able to articulate these ends is another matter.

oldhippie , Jul 7 2020 17:23 utc | 143

@137 Nemesis

You made me link and look. There might be some claim there that BLM is Marxist, I can't find it quickly and the site is such a disaster it's not worth the trouble.

Their site is slightly larger than last time I looked. Still dominated by t-shirt sales and vague LGBTQ mush. They need a web page designer and editor badly. What is most notable is a total absence of content. Vague is too nice. Supposedly a huge organization with a big budget, nothing to show for it. Purposely set up so you can't find out anything. My guess would be the site is managed from a cubicle at Langley, with instructions to the clerk-in-charge to keep it simple, keep it impenetrable. This is not a popular movement in any sense at all.

fnord , Jul 7 2020 19:33 utc | 145

NemesisCalling | Jul 7 2020 16:36 utc | 137

Go to BLM's homesite

There is "BLM", the mass movement which resembles a network of contentious and largely autonomous activist circles (i.e., there is no central leadership), and then there is "BLM" a 501c-something organization that exists for young middle class "people of color" to get some activist credentials that look good on applications to elite colleges. I'm guessing you're talking about the latter, but conservatives confuse that (maybe deliberately) for the former.

james , Jul 7 2020 20:01 utc | 146

thanks fnord.... unfortunately many people don't make these distinctions and some are not interested in making them either... i wonder how the black panther party would have done in this day and age? as it was they were infiltrated by the cia-fbi and made to appear completely different then their mandate, but of that no one will be reporting on factually...

vk , Jul 7 2020 23:40 utc | 153

@ Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jul 7 2020 23:33 utc | 152

BLM's methodology is nothing like any Marxist movement's. Unless you Americans have another completely different meaning for the adjective.

William Gruff , Jul 7 2020 23:41 utc | 154

NemesisCalling @152: "I merely stated that their [BLM] methodology is akin to any Marxist movement."

Really? I totally missed where BLM was organizing tenant associations, labor unions, and farmers' associations. Thanks for cluing me in on the fact they were doing these things!

NemesisCalling , Jul 7 2020 23:59 utc | 155
Are you guys trolling me? Lol

I stated that their methodology is the same, not their mission statement. I have said since the beginning of these shenanigans that their intent isn't to cast a light on our current neoliberal plight. Then they would have to admit that whites are just as affected as they are. And these racially divisive tactics must stand!

They view themselves as the historically oppressed class where only government intervention (in this case, getting rid of POTUS) will ensure their material ascension into "mattering." At least they looked at the Marxist playbook, eh?

They are gathering up the feeble-minded and guilt-ridden whites among us as their vanguard. To what end?...obviously to get Uncle Joe to help them out.

William Gruff , Jul 8 2020 0:06 utc | 156
NemesisCalling @155

Where I come from "Marxist methodology" is all about organizing the working class. What you are talking about has nothing to do with Marxism.

NemesisCalling , Jul 8 2020 0:17 utc | 157
@156 gruff

I get that, sir.

But you can't see how x can be subbed for y in this case?

If you say American history has been building to a point where black lives can finally matter if only we do...*static* *garble* *warble*...then everything will be ok, but we have to make sure that we...*hiss* *static* *hiss*. Do you understand?

If we are talking about the material ascension of a historically victimized class of people, we are talking about the Marxist-playbook.

But in this case, you are right...it walks like a duck, it talks like a duck, but it isn't a duck.

vk , Jul 8 2020 0:38 utc | 158
@ Posted by: NemesisCalling | Jul 8 2020 0:17 utc | 157

The BLM looks like an intrinsically American phenomenon (racial wars, the unsettled racial question, etc. etc.). They don't look Marxist at all.

But your point highlights us a potentially interesting information: the hidden fear Americans of from the post-2008 era have of communism.

After 2008, the word "socialism" suddenly came to forefront, as if from nowhere, in the USA. This must certainly have generated a timor among the traditional American population.

From your comment historic here in this blog, you seem to be highly susceptible to conspiracy theories. The fact that you don't doubt an American is Marxist merely from the fact he/she states she's Marxist gives us a sign Americans like you have a deep respect and fear for the term.

Are Americans really afraid of a communist revolution happening in their own soil?

NemesisCalling , Jul 8 2020 1:23 utc | 159

@158 vk

Of course I am worried about Marxist infiltration. I am a Catholic. I want as little government as possible. And, furthermore, this is America. It is not a potential Marxist utopia and will never be one except by the barrel of a gun, but in that case you will have 100 million+ guns pointed right back atcha.

I respect Marxism for its contributions to the laborer's plight. But I also respect Marxism for its ability to destroy western philosophy. But the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, these were all brought forth long before Marx and they are enough to work off.

The CCP has a polluted form of Hegelianism, which is the absolute knowledge of Hegel's Logic, or the ability to project such knowledge in its appearance. It is a powerful force on the world stage. And I do not underestimate it.

We Americans have room, liberty, and faith.

I respect China in its natural traditions and feel that the CCP can do wonders for its people if it ceases the world dominance aspect of its Hegelian-Marxism and return to the teachings of the Tao Te Ching and stay within its lanes.

Is it too late to call it a draw and avoid the bloodshed? I hope so, but *shakes 8-ball*..."outlook grim."

juliania , Jul 8 2020 1:57 utc | 160

karlof1@94:

"Will Europeans shy away from the Outlaw US Empire's determination to fail, see the rising East as their future savior, and abandon their chosen Neoliberal path for it's not too late?"

I'm wondering, karlof1, whether our oligarchs in the US might themselves see the writing on the wall, (as well as the Europeans if not before them) simply as this country and those become so crippled by what is happening thanks to the remorseless onslaught of the covid virus, that all pretenses of having an 'economy' fly out the window. This came to my mind as I looked at a photo on another site of a group of protesters advancing with pitchforks on NY Hamptons estates. The pitchforks turned out to be plastic, but the headline did not say that, and had I been on or near such a happening, the mere fact that they could have been real but were not, would have given me considerable pause.

There has been a flexibility about protests in the past, a large amount of goodwill on the part of protesters while enduring the state's inflexibility. That, it seems to me, is going to change.

The pitchforks may not remain plastic much longer. Desperate times make for desperate people. Surely a modicum of self preservation resides in the hearts of the well to do. They have the power to change course, but time's running out.

[Jul 07, 2020] BLM merely fits into the Dems overall campaign strategy which is to use race to deflect attention from the gross imbalance of wealth that is the unavoidable consequence of the Dems neoliberal policies including outsourcing, off-shoring, de-industrialization, free trade and trickle down economics

Jul 07, 2020 | crookedtimber.org

likbez 07.07.20 at 12:15 am

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

People vote with their wallets.

The answer is "not always" due to existence of "What the matter with Kansas" effect.

People can and do vote against their economic interests, although this is more common for lower strata of population then for the elite.

This is the essence of the current play by the Neoliberal Democrats. Mike Whitney pointed out that their support of black population is just a tactical trick:

The protests are largely a diversion aimed at shifting the public's attention to a racialized narrative that obfuscates the widening inequality chasm (created by the Democrats biggest donors, the Giant Corporations and Wall Street) to historic antagonisms that have clearly diminished over time. (Racism ain't what it used to be.)

The Democrats are resolved to set the agenda by deciding what issues "will and will not" be covered over the course of the campaign. And– since race is an issue on which they feel they can energize their base by propping-up outdated stereotypes of conservatives as ignorant bigots incapable of rational thought– the Dems are using their media clout to make race the main topic of debate.

In short, the Democrats have settled on a strategy for quashing the emerging populist revolt that swept Trump into the White House in 2016 and derailed Hillary's ambitious grab for presidential power.

The plan, however, does have its shortcomings

Let's be clear, the Democrats do not support Black Lives Matter nor have they made any attempt to insert their demands into their list of police reforms. BLM merely fits into the Dems overall campaign strategy which is to use race to deflect attention from the gross imbalance of wealth that is the unavoidable consequence of the Dems neoliberal policies including outsourcing, off-shoring, de-industrialization, free trade and trickle down economics. These policies were aggressively promoted by both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama as they will be by Joe Biden if he is elected. They are the policies that have gutted the country, shrunk the middle class, and transformed the American dream into a dystopian nightmare.

They are also the policies that have given rise to, what the pundits call, "right wing populism" which refers to the growing number of marginalized working people who despise Washington and career politicians, feel anxious about falling wages and dramatic demographic changes, and resent the prevailing liberal culture that scorns their religion and patriotism. This is Trump's mainly-white base, the working people the Democrats threw under the bus 30 years ago and now want to annihilate completely by deepening political polarization, fueling social unrest, pitting one group against another, and viciously vilifying them in the media as ignorant racists whose traditions, culture, customs and even history must be obliterated to make room for the new diversity world order. Trump touched on this theme in a speech he delivered in Tulsa. He said:

"Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities."

He then went off the rail, but still the part of his analysis reproduced above looks pretty prescient.

[Jul 05, 2020] Silicon Valley firms and several major banks as official supporters of BLM

That gives a string idea why and by whom this organization was created. And for what purposes it will be used.
In any case the major outsourcers of labor and use of china manufacturing are in the list. Amazon and Goldman Sachs really wants to help ;-)
The list also contain some strange semi-dead entries like 23andme.
Jul 05, 2020 | conservativeus.com

As Medium reported you can use this list as a guide in what businesses you wish to support. Please also consider using this list the next time someone makes the argument that we are living in a white supremacist country with institutionalized racism. If major companies consider supporting violent rioters and looters good for their bottom line, your cause isn't oppressed.

https://conservativeus.com/the-full-list-here-are-the-269-companies-who-are-supporting-blm-antifa-riots/

The full list is below and it includes at least one statement per company:

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[Jul 05, 2020] Watch: Protesters Pull Down Christopher Columbus Statue In Baltimore, Dump In Harbor

Looks like the most powerful complain for re-election of Trump
Jul 05, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

The statue, dedicated in 1984, is the latest monument to be destroyed in what President Trump dubbed the "left-wing cultural revolution" by "angry mobs."

According to the Baltimore Sun , the Columbus statue has been the site of a wreath-laying ceremony right before the annual Columbus Day parade, which, in 2019 was replaced with the Italian Heritage Festival.

Republican state delegates and Italian-American activists held a press conference at the statue last month to ask Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young to preserve and protect the memorials , following activists' comments about pulling down the monuments themselves and the introduction of a City Council bill this week to rename one of them in honor of victims of police violence.

The downed statue is one of three monuments to Columbus in Baltimore. - Baltimore Sun

https://twitter.com/i/status/1279588928736104449

erhaps some thoughts by Matt Taibbi are worth repeating ( via SubStack ):

Much of America has watched in quizzical silence in recent weeks as crowds declared war on an increasingly incoherent succession of historical symbols. Maybe you nodded as Confederate general Albert Pike was toppled or even when Christopher Columbus was beheaded, but it got a little weird when George Washington was emblazoned with "Fuck Cops" and set on fire , or when they went after Ulysses S. Grant , abolitionist Colonel Hans Christian Heg , " Forward ," (a seven-foot-tall female figure meant to symbolize progress ), the Portland, Oregon " Elk statue ," or my personal favorite, the former slave Miguel de Cervantes , whose cheerful creations Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were apparently mistaken for reals and had their eyes lashed red in San Francisco.

Was a What the Fuck? too much to ask? It was! In the space of a few weeks the level of discourse in the news media dropped so low, the fear of being shamed as a deviationist so high, that most of the weirder incidents went uncovered. Leading press organs engaged in real-time Soviet-style airbrushing. Here's how the Washington Post described a movement that targeted Spanish missionary Junipero Serra , Abraham Lincoln (a " single-handed symbol of white supremacy ," according to UW-Madison students), an apple cider press sculpture , abolitionist Mathias Baldwin , and the first all-Black volunteer regiment in the Civil War , among others.


lockandload , 52 seconds ago

BLM thugs have already started going after patriots. They ambushed our governor at the small town of Ackley Iowa. They were stalking her as she visited companies providing essential services during the pandemic. Her driver refused to stop, likely saving her life. One BLM thug was hit but not seriously injured. They are not waiting to run out of statues. We ordinary Americans must be heavily armed at all times now. Midwest states are full of illegals, who serve the left as an army. Open civil war is upon us whether we would have it or not.

warsev , 3 minutes ago

What these malicious rioters don't realize is that they are handing the November election to DJT and Republicans for senate and house. Average Americans look on the footage that accompanies this article with revulsion; for the ideas and the people behind them. Trump will walk away with 2020. Just keep it up, loony lefties.

vic and blood , 4 minutes ago

We have been in a race and culture war with multiple factions for some time. The presumed winner is not overtly participating.

Most white people are oblivious, though that is changing. Too bad we are demographically doomed.

SolidGold , 1 minu