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10 June 2020

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Gregory

The "killed an unarmed person" charge is based on a wrongful model... if someone challenges a law enforcement officer and they are unarmed, the LEO must not use a gun.

Sorry, charlie. The LEO has no obligation to "fight fair"... he/she has right to do their job and that doesn't include wrassling with a subject over control of the LEO's weapon(s).

Bill Tozer

WE ARE NOT DEREK CHAUVIN”

“375 million interactions with the public every year. 375 million interactions — overwhelmingly positive responses. Overwhelmingly positive responses. But I read in the papers all week, we all read in the papers, that in the black community, mothers are worried about their children getting home from school without being killed by a cop. What world are we living in?! That doesn’t happen! It does not happen!

I am not Derek Chauvin. They are not him. He killed someone. We didn’t.

Everybody’s trying to shame us. The legislators. The press. Everybody’s trying to shame us into being embarrassed about our profession … stop treating us like animals and thugs, and start treating us with some respect.

We’ve been left out of the conversation, we’ve been vilified. It’s disgusting!”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/we-are-not-derek-chauvin.php

scenes

There's a lot more going on than 'Cops' and 'Gone with the Wind' in terms of the Cultural Revolution.

I genuinely wonder when/if there'll be a backlash once all the statues are toppled, all the streets in Glasgow are named after Rosa Parks, all the bad people who once uttered badwords get outed and fired.

It's all so fast and so audacious I think that jus' regular folks are sort of stunned. There's a real lesson here in explaining how such a small group took over Imperial Russia in just a few years. It's a kind of perfect storm of Diversity!, the plague, monopolistic media/internet, and a multi-decade takeover of schools and bureaucracy. The immune system you might expect in traditional culture is compromised.

It just shows how naive I am. I was expecting a close election with all the typical fuss and fury. Instead a sort of slow-motion takeover being run by mobs and their highly placed allies. Edward Luttwak always said that successful coups require the backing of an out-of-power elite.

Bill Tozer

Some black lives matter more than other.

https://twitter.com/DrTyroneWilson1/status/1270122814754848768

Bill Tozer

@ 2:22 pm

“It's a kind of perfect storm of Diversity!, the plague, monopolistic media/internet, and a multi-decade takeover of schools and bureaucracy. The immune system you might expect in traditional culture is compromised.”

‘They Really Are Lying To You’

The media's Russiagate failures were just a trial-run for the last four months.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/they-really-are-lying-to-you/


scenes

BillT..

As an interesting side note, check out 'Raz Simone' on twitter (and google generally).

Evidently, the first thing the anti-police anarchists in Seattle did was produce a police force. More properly, the police force produced itself. It never takes long.

fish

Posted by: scenes | 10 June 2020 at 02:58 PM

Evidently, the first thing the anti-police anarchists in Seattle did was produce a police force. More properly, the police force produced itself. It never takes long.


Of course......“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship."


God the Western world is just dirt dumb!

Bill Tozer

Pulling Cops? Removing Elmer Fudd’s shotgun from future episodes?
“Bad boys, bad boys, whatca doing to do when I don’t come for you?” More Clockwork Orange, I imagine.

ABOLISH THE POLICE? JUST KIDDING

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/abolish-the-police-just-kidding.php

The LE are already social workers and marriage counselors. Heck, one time many moons ago I went out to my vehicle at 3:00 am and started rooting through the car looking for some cigs I hoped I left in there. A LE saw me in the dark going through the car with door open, swung a Uey, hit his lights, and approached. I immediately started to approach him to explain, and he said, “Stop right there, don’t come any closer”. I stopped, explained what I was doing, told him I live here and my ID is in the house...and this is my car. He believed me, had another more important call come in, and before driving off, he told me that “smoking is bad for you” and I should think about quitting.
Free health advice on top of being a law enforcement officer, social worker, marriage counselor, and drug counselor. :)

When a cop tells you don’t approach any closer (4-6 feet away), best to follow the advise. Otherwise I may get pushed back, fall, and crack my melon, no matter how peaceful I was.

Bill Tozer

Black lives matter? Gotta break a few eggs if you want to make....

14 Days Of Protests, 19 Dead


https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/06/08/14-days-of-protests-19-dead/

Scott O

fish 3:07 - "God the Western world is just dirt dumb!"
Oh now c'mon. Pretty sure the rest of the world isn't any brighter.
I think the problem is that the western world had a good handle on free thought and liberty combined with a great transmittal and growth of knowledge. All of that worked together to produce a standard of living that, in turn, produced the corolary: "fat, dumb and happy".
At least a minority of the western world is dumb enough to make the headlines, but I would say 80% are too busy working and producing to have much effect on this current mess. After the riots of the 60's we got to work and it settled down.
Different this time?
It's always different.
If Biden is elected and the Dems take over we'll see.
They were happy to shove a stick up the bull's ass - if they win, they'll have to ride it.

Bill Tozer

Scott O @ 5:01 pm

I am beginning to think what we are witnessing is just a continuation of the 60’s riots and demonstrations. They weren’t widely called protests then. Oh, we went back to work and it settled down alright, but they went to work and never settled down. Something happened to the old 60’s demonstrators that left them stuck there. They never grew up.

Bill Tozer

Recommended. BTM the organization, the goals, the Lefty agenda, the hate.

D.C. Mayor and Democrats Take a Page Out of the Palestinian Authority's Playbook

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/dc_mayor_and_democrats_take_a_page_out_of_the_palestinian_authoritys_playbook.html

Scott O

More 'wokesterism on the cheap'
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/guitar-center-has-bigger-problems-than-the-pedal-guy/?utm_source=recirc-desktop&utm_medium=blog-post&utm_campaign=river&utm_content=most-popular&utm_term=first
Where is our guitar playing moral scold on this one?
Hiding under his bed, per usual.
Sexual abuse of 14 year olds?
Hey - if they can pack the house, Paul will book them.
But 'black lives matter'.
Yea, right.

Don Bessee

Boy is mommy gonna be mad when her home owners insurance gets tapped and her rates go up! -

NYC detectives' union turns the tables, vows to sue George Floyd rioters who attack officers

https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-detectives-union-george-floyd-rioters-lawsuits-officers

;-)

Scott O

BT 5:11 - You may be correct, but also remember there was a lot of legitimate need for social change in the 60's.
18 yr olds couldn't vote but were shipped off to the Dems ongoing quagmire called 'Nam. Dems were standing literally in the doorway against blacks. Our local sheriff in Sac County was a bigoted ignorant bully. The minor and petty general grievances of today against the police are laughable. Even into the 70's my wife was openly sexually harassed by stupid old goats higher up in the org.
I told her not to worry about the lack of income. Walk out.
The protesters of today may think they are a continuation of yesterdays, but now it's just a bunch of spoiled brats throwing a temper tantrum.
Even back in the 60's a lot of the kids causing trouble had no bitch. They were just trying to get laid. It's always a mish-mash of a lot of different causes, opinions, grievances and just general anguish that "mommy never loved me". Boo hoo.
The biggest difference is the educational system.
I can not imagine the kind of stupidity and breath-taking ignorance of today's teachers and professors would ever be allowed back in the day no matter what their political views.
I'm seeing people that shouldn't hold a H.S. diploma being 'chairs' of some fabricated BS dept at universities that once produced the cream of educated thought in the world. Now, they can't even think.
It's just sad.

Don Bessee

The red guard will tolerate nothing that does not fit the narrative however false -

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/06/10/black-lives-matter-targets-paw-patrol-for-depictions-of-good-cops/

;-)

Scott O

DB 5:56 - Does that mean no more 'Car 54 Where Are You'?

Bill Tozer

Car 54 Where Are You? Now that brings back good memories. That show had my Dad rolling with laughter. Quite the cast, that duo was...in hindsight. If I remember correctly, it was precedented on air by My Mother the Car. Or was that preceded by those two astronauts lost in time?

Bill Tozer

Hey, they look like our local peaceful protestors. I thought they looked like the same girls at the Sunshine Club protesting Climate Change here in the foothills. Plenty of young females, for sure. We have something in common with the suburbs!

‘A report from the big white suburban guilty girls picnic march’

https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/06/09/a-report-from-the-big-white-guilty-girls-picnic-march/


Don Bessee

Boy they really are embracing the socialist dems destruction of families, how collectivist of them.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/10/black-lives-matter-foundation-aims-to-disrupt-family-structure-excludes-fathers-from-vision-of-community/

;-)

Don Bessee

The red guard thought police are working overtime -

ASU revokes job offer for incoming journalism dean after microaggression complaints, tweet calling some police 'good'

https://www.foxnews.com/us/asu-journalism-dean-out-microaggressions-police-good-tweet

;-)

Bill Tozer

They can take Elmer Fudd’s rabbit gun, they can cancel cancel COPS, but they can’t take away nothing from the Pooh in the 100 acre wood. He is waiting. Come and get it.

https://i.imgur.com/OmfPURY.jpg

Bill Tozer

FAKE NEWS AND FAKE POLITICS ABOUT POLICING

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/fake-news-and-fake-politics-about-policing.php

Bill Tozer

BACKFIRE: ‘Gone With The Wind’ Sales Explode After Leftists Target Movie. Sales Of Other Classics Also Skyrocketing.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/backfire-gone-with-the-wind-sales-explode-after-leftists-target-movie-sales-of-other-classics-also-skyrocketing

Wow. Orders for Gone with the Wind and Blazing Saddles are soaring off the charts. Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up and get yours before it’s burned in the street bonfire coming to a neighborhood near you. The book burners are back and in control.

The grunt for brains don’t realize the book ‘Gone With the Wind’ was written explicitly to be anti-slavery book by exposing slavery life in the Antebellum Period and into the War Between the States. The book showed the plantation owners (and slave owners) in an unsympathetic light.

Reminds me of when a sorority house’s plan to have a Kentucky Derby themed party got shut down for racism and being quite troubling (insensitive) to people of color. The Antebellum Period is a big no-no and not to be an appropriate party theme. All Antebellum Period themes banned. The only problems I saw were:
1) The Kentucky Derby had its maiden race AFTER the Civil War
2) This happened at a college campus where you would assume they would know a little history.

Note to self: never assume.


Don Bessee

The Governor said he knew nothing about those troubles, that just confirms what everyone knew! LOL

xhttps://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/10/donald-trump-to-seattle-take-back-your-city-now/


;-)


Bill Tozer

Kill the Beast, Kill the Beast, Kill the Beast!

‘Seattle's 'Lord of the Flies' Experiment’
Radical leftists have taken over six blocks of the city, declaring it autonomous from the U.S.

https://patriotpost.us/articles/71317-seattles-lord-of-the-flies-experiment-2020-06-11?
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https://www.robmaness.com/2020/06/its-been-one-day-since-antifa-created-their-autonomous-zone-in-seattle-and-theyve-already-run-out-of-food-and-are-starving/

Bill Tozer

Start the Revolution without me.
Repost:
https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Screen-Shot-2020-06-10-at-12.19.45-PM.png
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Man, I have never seen so many Daddy Issues in one place at one time.

fish

Posted by: Bill Tozer | 11 June 2020 at 08:58 AM


Better than that Bill.....they've started building walls to keep people out, already had their first Police Brutality case, started a Stop and Frisk program (Hi Ben), and rumor has it that one of their female spokesholes (the one in your link who was begging for food) likes to get all handsy with the other women in the zone.

Tis truly a joy to watch!

Mary Wanna

Trump is clamping down on news ala Hugo Chavez, Duterte, Putin, et al.

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has sued several news outlets for coverage it deemed unflattering.

On Wednesday, the president’s team added a new wrinkle to its media intimidation tactics: demanding that a TV network retract a poll it did not like.
In an unusual cease-and-desist letter, the Trump campaign called on CNN to retract and apologize for a national poll this week that showed the president trailing his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, by 14 percentage points among registered voters.
Trump’s aides called the poll “phony” and “a stunt,” accusing CNN without evidence of trying to “stifle momentum and enthusiasm for the president and present a false view generally of the actual support across America for the president.”
CNN, like other major news outlets, uses a third-party polling firm to conduct opinion surveys. In a bracing riposte, the network’s general counsel, David Vigilante, rejected the Trump campaign’s request.
“To the extent we have received legal threats from political leaders in the past, they have typically come from countries like Venezuela or other regimes where there is little or no respect for a free and independent media,” Vigilante wrote. He added: “Your letter is factually and legally baseless. It is yet another bad faith attempt by the campaign to threaten litigation to muzzle speech it does not want voters to read or hear.”

George Rebane

Mary 953am - Trump campaign suits have no visible effects on the media. But what the Left is doing to control its lamestream reporting has immediate and significant effects on what their audiences are taught to think. You failed to comment on the firings I posted in today's update. Is that silence part of the authorized narrative?

Bill Tozer

Dr.Rebane @ 10:10 am
Thank you for pointing out the update. I have been struggling this fine morn trying to find the proper place.to put CHAZ, aka, the People’s Park of Seattle. Well, Antifa Rising also works...until now. Thank you again..
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Re: Philadelphia Inquisition Inquirer Editor gets the boot.

That one has stuck with me more that the other stories of the media surrendering to the MOB after a few brief hours of defending the hill, if that long.
The reason the Philly Inquisition Inquirer editor got tarred and feathered and run out of town was because of the editorial, “Buildings Matter”. I read it, she made some very valid points. Buildings Matter. Yep, they do. It’s not like she wrote BLM means Blue Lives Matter or Blue Lines Matter, or committed the unforgivable sin with a editorial that read “All Lives Matter.”

Buildings matter is in direct conflict with the Blue Mob’s narrative that violence against property (stuff) is not violence at all. People first and all that song and dance. The rest does not matter so much. Stuff is replaceable.

If she wrote “Buildings Do Not Matter”, the editor would be carried down the street on the shoulders of the cheering throng.

Next time I read some local parroting (squawk, squawk) that sentiment, I will tell them to go burn down the Hospitality House cause Buildings Do Not Matter. Buildings matter to the homeless and granny trying to get her meds at a local RX. How selfish!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE03PtIKI-I

Scott O

Mary Waaaah! 9:53 "Trump is clamping down on news ala Hugo Chavez, Duterte, Putin, et al."
Thank you Mary, for continuing to display your ignorance of history and facts.
Trump has 'clamped down' on no one.
His re-election campaign has filed a lawsuit.
Are you now going to tell us you believe that certain people you don't like should not have access to the courts?
Anyway - you'd best be packing your bags for your trip to CHAZ-Land for that Commie Dream Tour.

Don Bessee

WOW! -

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/06/11/inflation-data-shows-massive-disruptions-to-u-s-food-supply-and-demand/

;-)

fish

Posted by: Mary Wanna | 11 June 2020 at 09:53 AM

Trump is clamping down on news ala Hugo Chavez, Duterte, Putin, et al.


That's probably a good thing......nobody needs what the MSM or the NewYork Times is selling. They are....wait for it....Fake news.

Bill Tozer

Mark Levin weighs in on the media

https://www.theblaze.com/levintv/mark-levin-on-media-and-protests?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
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‘The Only Real Privilege In America Is Leftist Privilege’

“As a white man, I have not seen doors open for me, or exceptions made for me, or advantages given to me, just based on my race. In order to obtain those privileges, I must demonstrate my allegiance to the leftist tribe. I must have the “right” views, say the “right” things, hold the “right” opinions and beliefs. This is what the system truly demands, and this is how it grants privilege. Which is no surprise. Leftist long ago seized control of the system. Privilege is simply one of the spoils of victory.”

https://www.dailywire.com/news/walsh-the-only-real-privilege-in-america-is-leftist-privilege
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House Democrats Quietly Shelve 2019 Bill To Strengthen Police Unions

https://www.dailywire.com/news/house-democrats-quietly-shelve-2019-bill-to-strengthen-police-unions?


Bill Tozer

Bad boys, bad boys, whatca going to do when they come for you? Cancel Culture cometh...they are the real privileged ones. Quite the list of targets, no pun indented.

The Cancel Counter: Statue of Philadelphia Abolitionist Defaced

“10. Adam Rapoport, editor-in-chief of Bon Appetit food magazine, resigned on June 8 after a 2004 photo of him dressed as a “Puerto Rican” for Halloween resurfaced on Twitter. The picture was taken with Rapoport’s wife, Simone Shubuck, who posted the photo on Instagram in 2013 and referred to Rapoport as “Papi” in the caption.”

[Gee, 2004? Rapoport is a transsexual gay who found his whole career against discrimination]

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/the-cancel-counter/

I sure hope they don’t tear down or behead a stature of Harriet Beecher Stow, if one exists. The most recognizable member of the family tree from my Mom’s mom side. Oh well, I never met her. At least I now know why they tore down the statue of Joan of Arc. She was a Colonialist.

Bill Tozer

‘The Krugman-Led Mob Comes for Academic Freedom’

“Worst of all, though, the petition’s most serious charge is an utter lie. It accuses Uhlig for “drawing parallels between the BLM movement and the Ku Klux Klan” in a blog post. Uhlig did no such thing, not even close — and any person of good faith who reads the allegedly incriminating blog post knows it. Uhlig asked a theoretical question of those defending BLM flag protests on idealistic grounds. If acts of protest are truly about supporting the ideals of free expression, as so many had argued, would those people also defend the right of the Klan to protest? A bit clumsy, perhaps, but a legitimate query.

The answer, of course, is no. The Left seems increasingly incapable of living by neutral principles, an ideal that genuine liberals who fought to allow Nazis to march through the streets of Skokie, and so on, were once proud to do. These aren’t liberals anymore. Krugman and his minions have no interst in universally applied rights. They have no interst in academic freedom. (Unless it can be used to save a Leftist professor.) They have no interest in genuine debate.

There should be mass outrage among academics over this attack on speech. Only handful of professors though, as far as I can tell, have spoken up for Uhlig. But this isn’t only about Journal of Political Economy. Krugman’s mob wants academics to think twice about dissenting from the line that it has set.“

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/the-krugman-led-mob-comes-for-academic-freedom/

Bill Tozer

THE FASCISTS ARE AFTER WILLIAM JACOBSON

Jacobson appropriately draws a parallel to the Chinese Cultural Revolution:

“We are living in extraordinarily dangerous times, reminiscent of the Chinese Communist Cultural Revolution, in which professors guilty of wrongthink were publicy denounced and fired at the behest of students who insist on absolute ideological orthodoxy.”

Don’t think the fascists will stop with the universities. They will come for all of us in due course. It is incumbent on everyone who values freedom and democracy to stand up to the Brownshirts. Sadly, I have not yet seen a single Democratic Party politician willing to part company with the mob on behalf of liberty.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/the-fascists-are-after-william-jacobson.php

Chinese Communist Counter Revolution? I was thinking along the lines of the French Revolution.

Bill Tozer

Under the category of the sick left:

CHRONICLES OF THE CRAZY TIME (2)

“If the mob comes for Spongebob Squarepants I’m going to get really angry.

Not even the Poetry Foundation is spared the purge by the mob:”....

“When asked if he would consider taking down a statue of Winston Churchill which had the word “racist” sprayed on it during protests last weekend, Mr Khan said: “No – nobody’s perfect, whether it’s Churchill, whether it’s Gandhi, whether it’s Malcolm X.

Maybe Khan didn’t hear that a statue of Gandhi outside the Indian embassy in Washington DC was defaced last week. Like Martin Luther King Jr., I suspect the left now holds Gandhi in contempt. That’s if they actually know much about him. (NB: I like to assign King’s “Letter from the Birmingham Jail” to students precisely for its many conservative elements. It will be banned someday.)”

Chaser: Guess what statue in Seattle hasn’t been disturbed? Would you believe it’s this guy (and no, your eyes don’t deceive you—this is not a fishing boat captain): [Statue of Lenin]

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/chronicles-of-the-crazy-time-2.php

The purge is in full force


Bill Tozer

‪Assume there's a vaccine against white racism. Would 70% of black kids STILL be raised in fatherless homes? Would 50% of blacks STILL dropout of many urban high schools? Would 25% of young black urban men STILL have criminal records? Would blacks STILL kill 7000 blacks every yr.?‬ --The Sage of South Central

#GeorgeFloydProtests
#wevegotacountrytosave

Bill Tozer

Ben Shapiro on Hollywood.

https://www.facebook.com/203805062990264/posts/3802110126493055/

George Rebane

BillT 306pm - No Mr Tozer, I can assure you that all of those deficits will disappear shortly after we all have become vaccinated. This realization alone should encourage all progressives to contribute generously for research to develop said vaccine. Thanks for bringing up this important concept during these times of trial and tribulations.

Bill Tozer

re: [11jun20 update] Increasingly Great Divide ducks are lining up

A COLD CIVIL WAR OR A HOT ONE?

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/a-cold-civil-war-or-a-hot-one.php

George Rebane

BillT 148pm - Yes, I too am seeing more and more writings that acknowledge we are at or past the tipping point for the Great Divide. Rebane Doctrine has made it clear for some years now that we are way past the tipping point. Both sides are in a kabuki dance now trying to size each other up as to real intentions and most probable response. The unchanged status quo of the Left's attempt to make the Right second class citizens to be contained until re-educated, and the Right's desire to reside in a free country based on open markets, meritocratic capitalism, the Bastiat triangle of rights, and where they again have a voice, dictates political separation at a minimum, this becomes more apparent every day. Keep bringing us these harbingers as you find them Mr Tozer.

Bill Tozer

No, this is not Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Very similar, but it’s called Minneapolis, Minnesota. Neighbors helping neighbors protect their homes, businesses, friends, and community members.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovtLTPrB2MA&fbclid=IwAR09wlfO3qkI4iTkyQEVUi7jCmmHvvxMcuL-L1K3mZf7Wz288aV7gLimVsQ
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207283465360278&set=a.3512533827419&type=3&theater

Bill Tozer

re: The clamped down minds of lamestream journalism are starting to denounce their own.

‘The American Press Is Destroying Itself
A flurry of newsroom revolts has transformed the American press’

“Now, this madness is coming for journalism. Beginning on Friday, June 5th, a series of controversies rocked the media. By my count, at least eight news organizations dealt with internal uprisings (it was likely more). Most involved groups of reporters and staffers demanding the firing or reprimand of colleagues who’d made politically “problematic” editorial or social media decisions.

The New York Times, the Intercept, Vox, the Philadelphia Inquirier, Variety, and others saw challenges to management.

Probably the most disturbing story involved Intercept writer Lee Fang, one of a fast-shrinking number of young reporters actually skilled in investigative journalism. Fang’s work in the area of campaign finance especially has led to concrete impact, including a record fine to a conservative Super PAC: few young reporters have done more to combat corruption.

Yet Fang found himself denounced online as a racist, then hauled before H.R. His crime? During protests, he tweeted this interview with an African-American man named Maximum Fr, who described having two cousins murdered in the East Oakland neighborhood where he grew up. Saying his aunt is still not over those killings, Max asked:

“I always question, why does a Black life matter only when a white man takes it?... Like, if a white man takes my life tonight, it’s going to be national news, but if a Black man takes my life, it might not even be spoken of… It’s stuff just like that that I just want in the mix.”

Shortly after, a co-worker of Fang’s, Akela Lacy, wrote, “Tired of being made to deal continually with my co-worker @lhfang continuing to push black on black crime narratives after being repeatedly asked not to. This isn’t about me and him, it’s about institutional racism and using free speech to couch anti-blackness. I am so fucking tired.” She followed with, “Stop being racist Lee.”

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-news-media-is-destroying-itself

What ever happened to the Fairness Doctrine?

George Rebane

BillT 743am - Mr Tozer, I believe that is their Fairness Doctrine, always has been. I have found their words to make perfect sense when I remember that they oppose the Constitution, especially in all of its provisions that limit the power of government (which is its raison d’etre).

Bill Tozer

A Minority View
WALTER WILLIAMS: The true plight of black Americans

https://www.annistonstar.com/the_daily_home/free/walter-williams-the-true-plight-of-black-americans-column/article_0e3a81e0-a9f1-11ea-b29c-c79b576984e4.html


George Rebane

BillT 208pm - Excellent find Mr Tozer. Another issue that our leftwingers won't touch with a ten-footer.

Bill Tozer

re: This post’s sub header quote:
“Beware of people who need outliers to make their point, and then use these to cloud the big picture.”

CHRONICLES OF THE CRAZY TIMES (4)

“Days of Rage is simultaneously disturbing and annoying. It’s disturbing because of the remarkable combination of stupidity, ignorance, and arrogance shown by these extremists. Absolutely nothing they did helped bring about a more equitable or compassionate country (leftist terrorism was even more destructive in Italy and Germany). Yes, they inspired a lawless reaction from the Nixon administration and the FBI, which resorted to criminal behavior of its own to stamp them out. And yes, they captured the occasional headline—most spectacularly when three members of the Weather Underground blew themselves up in a Greenwich Village townhouse. But every time they called for solidarity from those they considered natural allies—the poor, the oppressed, the discriminated-against—they were met with apathy, and often contempt. . .

[T]he largely forgotten story in Days of Rage should lead us to ask—lest history repeat itself as violent farce—why the most extreme, however nutty, are so frequently able to hijack movements purporting to fight for social justice.”

I’ll offer an answer: because weak-minded liberals can’t stand up to the extremists in their midst.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/chronicles-of-the-crazy-times-4.php

Bill Tozer

One man’s opinion. Last sentence is the clincher. Not pasted.

Will Churchill’s Statue Be Next to Fall?

“The systematic dishonoring and disgracing of men once revered has only just begun. But it represents a spreading revolution in thought and belief about the origins and history of America.”

https://buchanan.org/blog/will-churchills-statue-be-next-to-fall-138680

rlcrabb

I'm in total agreement with Matt Taibbi's excellent analysis. Thank goodness there are still a few on the left who haven't abdicated reality in favor of a political agenda.

George Rebane

rl 812am - I'm very interested in reading Taibbi and understanding your agreement with him. Could you please give us a link to the piece? I googled this link, which has a collection of his articles - maybe there's some hope here.
https://taibbi.substack.com/

rlcrabb

It's the article that Tozer linked above. Here it is again... https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-news-media-is-destroying-itself

Bill Tozer

Just a memo, but not a joke. It is happening now, in real time in real workplaces. Frightening.

https://patriotpost.us/cartoons/28647

Bill Tozer

re: (11jun20 update] Increasingly Great Divide ducks are lining up.

‘How Our Anti-American Education System Made Riots Inevitable’
Rioting social justice warriors are remaking the world as they see fit, consistent with what they’ve been taught from K-12 to the highest echelons of learning

“Well before protesters spilled into the streets in 2020, the largest national teachers’ union gave its official stamp of approval to Black Lives Matter and to indoctrinating teachers with the concept of “white fragility” and its supposed cause, “white supremacy culture,” as part of professional development. The effort to re-educate the nation’s teachers in the left’s radical image will also likely be accelerated due to the protests.

The same national union runs a division solely dedicated to advancing Black Lives Matter and encouraging identity politics in schools. During that same meeting, the National Education Association failed to pass a resolution pledging to “re-dedicate [the union] to the pursuit of increased student learning,” ostensibly its purpose for existence.

Out of the 100 largest school districts, precisely none have the words “America” or “patriotism” in their mission statements. This fact is even more shocking when one considers the public school system was originally created to teach American citizens how to preserve the republic they had been bequeathed.“

https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/16/how-our-anti-american-education-system-made-riots-inevitable/

George Rebane

BillT 639am - Yea verily Mr Tozer, yea verily.

Bill Tozer

The American Soviet Mentality
Collective demonization invades our culture

“But while the policy in the USSR was by and large set by the authorities, it would be too simplistic to imagine that those below had no choices, and didn’t often join in these rituals gladly, whether to obtain some real or imagined benefit for themselves, or to salve internal psychic wounds, or to take pleasure in the exercise of cruelty toward a person who had been declared to be a legitimate target of the collective.“

“ Americans have discovered the way in which fear of collective disapproval breeds self-censorship and silence, which impoverish public life and creative work. The double life one ends up leading—one where there is a growing gap between one’s public and private selves—eventually begins to feel oppressive. For a significant portion of Soviet intelligentsia (artists, doctors, scientists), the burden of leading this double life played an important role in their deciding to emigrate.

Those who join in the hounding face their own hazards. The more loyalty you pledge to a group that expects you to participate in rituals of collective demonization, the more it will ask of you and the more you, too, will feel controlled. How much of your own autonomy as a thinking, feeling person are you willing to sacrifice to the collective? What inner compromises are you willing to make for the sake of being part of the group? Which personal relationships are you willing to give up?

From my vantage point, this cultural moment in these United States feels incredibly precarious. The practice of collective condemnation feels like an assertion of a culture that ultimately tramples on the individual and creates an oppressive society. Whether that society looks like Soviet Russia, or Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, or Castro’s Cuba, or today’s China, or something uniquely 21st-century American, the failure of institutions and individuals to stand up to mob rule is no longer an option we can afford.”

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/american-soviet-mentality


scenes

"[T]he largely forgotten story in Days of Rage should lead us to ask—lest history repeat itself as violent farce—why the most extreme, however nutty, are so frequently able to hijack movements purporting to fight for social justice.”

I’ll offer an answer: because weak-minded liberals can’t stand up to the extremists in their midst."

I'll give you a simpler, and perhaps more correct, answer.

The extremists in the group are more sexually attractive to the group members.

George Rebane

scenes 1147am - how are you using 'liberals'? Strictly leftists or the more broadly defined post-enlightenment liberals seeking alternatives to autocratic rule?

Bill Tozer

re: June 13 update

‘How I Ran Afoul of Campus Cancel Culture’

“The proportion of privileged elites (defined as people of high education and income) has been increasing at a geometric rate, while the proportion of oppressed minorities for them to lead has been decreasing at an arithmetic rate.… As the supply of oppressed minorities was decreasing, the demand for them was increasing… . To justify its aspirations for leadership, therefore, the privileged elite has a vested interest in crying (that society is) foul…Injustice in America grows apparently in direct proportion to efforts to alleviate it…The beauty of the search for the oppressed is that it generates its own growth.”

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/steven-hayward/campus-cancel-culture-berkeley/


Bill Tozer

VDH: How cultural revolutions die --- or not

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0620/hanson061820.php3

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