Saturday, July 31, 2021

Fat People Live Longer

What happens when medical research deviates from the approved narrative?

The Boston Globe reports:

In 2005, Katherine Flegal, a senior scientist studying obesity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published a counterintuitive paper in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Along with a CDC colleague and two statisticians from the National Cancer Institute, Flegal had analyzed a massive government dataset to estimate the number of deaths associated with excess body weight. While the researchers found that obesity was indeed linked to excess deaths, it turned out that people who were merely overweight — plump, perhaps, but not obese — were at less risk of early death than those of so-called normal weight.

Flegal’s was not the first such study to hit upon this seeming paradox, but it was an interesting result about weight, which is always a hot topic. As the paper’s first author she anticipated fielding a few calls from science journalists. But as she writes in an unusual essay for a forthcoming issue of the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, “We were unprepared for the firestorm that followed.’’

As that 2005 paper began to get attention, a renowned professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, Walter Willett, had already begun his own publicity campaign. Believing Flegal’s findings to be not only wrong but dangerous, Willett and a handful of his Harvard colleagues saw it as their mission to prevent the paper — which Willett deemed “really naive’’ and “deeply flawed’’ — from being taken seriously by other scientists, practicing physicians, or the public.

For more than a decade, Flegal writes, she would find herself the target of “an aggressive campaign that included insults, errors, misinformation, behind-the-scenes gossip and maneuvers, social media posts and even complaints to my employer.’’

There is no paradox. A study of life expectancy is going to find an ideal weight for long life. This study merely found that the ideal weight is heavier than what the BMI advocates were saying.

From Flegal's essay:

She learned first-hand the antagonism that could be provoked by inconvenient scientific findings. Guidelines and recommendations should be based on objective and unbiased data. Development of public health policy and clinical recommendations is complex and needs to be evidence-based rather than belief-based. This can be challenging when a hot-button topic is involved.
For an adult man, it seems plausible to me that a BMI of 25 is healthier than 20.

We see similar controversies today involving covid-19 and vaccines. Our health authorities try to control the narrative, and any other data or views are ostracized.

Friday, July 30, 2021

91yo Priest Charged for 47yo Incident

The NY Post reports:
Ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick — the former archbishop of Washington, DC, ... has been charged with molesting a teenage boy in Massachusetts in the 1970s.

The charges filed Wednesday make McCarrick, 91, the highest-ranking Roman Catholic official in the US to face criminal raps in the clergy sex abuse scandal, according to the Boston Globe.

The predatory priest is accused of groping a 16-year-old boy’s genitals on June 8, 1974, during the wedding reception of the teen’s brother at Wellesley College.

So a 91-year-old man is anonymously accused of some inappropriate touching 47 years ago.

Apparently they both were standing up with the clothes on the whole time. He can only be charged because of a technicality:

Yet McCarrick can be charged with the alleged assaults in Wellesley because he was not a Massachusetts resident and the statute of limitations stopped running when he left the state.
Note the story's bias, "The predatory priest is accused". No, he is only accused of being a predatory priest. He has never been convicted of anything.

This whole thing is fishy. He has no chance of getting a fair trial. No one will ever know what really happened. It is extremely unlikely that the anonymous accuser even remembers what happens. Human memory does not work well enough for that.

There are good reasons for statutes of limitations. No one should have to face charges like this.

I looked at the Wikipedia article on Catholic Church sexual abuse cases to see how many American priests had been convicted of a crime, and the section is blank! Very few, I guess.

So what is going on here?

My theory is that the gay lobby hates the Catholic Church, because it still considers homosexual acts to be sins, it discipline Church officials who get caught with homosexual behavior, and it refuses to do same-sex marriages. So the gays make a lot of these unprovable accusations, as a way of discrediting the Church.

The gays have similarly tried to destroy the Boy Scouts, because of its anti-homosexuality policy.

Soon all institutions will be promoting homosexuality, or be destroyed by bogus accusations.

Don't get me wrong. I am all in favor of prosecuting child molesters. If McCarrick is really a predatory priest committing crimes, then throw him in prison. But after a ten year investigation, all we have is an anonymous gripe about some inappropriate touching of a fully-clothed 16-year-old boy 47 years ago. Surely there would be more evidence, if he were really a predator.

There is something very disturbing about these accusers. I am not sure if it is mental illness, or vindictiveness, or sociopathy, or what. I see Simone Biles is blaming her Olympic failures on Larry Nassar. Here is a gripe that he got a federal stimulus check:

"The notion that anybody in the Justice Department would let this happen is just revolting," John Manly, a lawyer who is representing some of Nassar’s alleged victims, including Biles, told The Washington Post.

"The timing of this, with my client being unable to compete because of what happened to her, couldn’t be more upsetting... they’re allowing the worst child predator in American history to spend thousands of dollars on himself and pay $8 a month to his victims," he added. "Something is completely broken and needs to be fixed." ...

Deposits that have gone into Nassar’s prison account have included a total of $2,000 from two federal stimulus checks in January and March.

Biles got medical care from Nassar that helped her become a champion, she was never harmed by him, and she helped send him to prison for the rest of his life. And now her lawyer says it is upsetting that he got a stimulus check? This is sick. If anything, Biles was damaged by lawyers convincing her that she is some sort of victim.

It is amazing how many people are saying that they support Biles' decision to drop out. It is almost as if they all hate her, and were glad to get rid of her. Okay, I support her decision too. If she retires from the sport, I support that.

Update: I did not realize that Simone Biles has a brother who was on trial for murder. He was released after one mistrial, and the witnesses not showing to testify for the second trial. Surely that was more upsetting that Larry Nassar.

The above McCarrick is not being named because of a stereotype that groping victims are permanently emotionally damaged. I do not think that is true, but people are starting to speculate that Biles was permanently emotionally damaged by Nassar. I doubt it, as she had no complaints about Nassar, and only came to the realization that she could claim victimhood status after Nassar was prosecuted.

Update: I also didn't know that Biles was hooked on Ritalin, a banned drug in athletic competition, and had received a secret exemption to treat her mental problems. But Japan appears to have banned her usage. Wow, the rabbit hole goes deeper. That could explain her not being able to think clearly at the Olympics.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Life of a Caffeine Addict

From an NPR interview:
"I think the word 'addiction' has a lot of moral baggage attached to it," he says. "As [Johns Hopkins researcher] Roland Griffiths told me, if you have a steady supply of something, you can afford it and it's not interfering with your life, there's nothing wrong with being addicted."
Actually he goes on to explain that there is something wrong with it.
It's a problem in ways we don't perceive, because caffeine undermines the quality — not necessarily the quantituay, but the quality — of our sleep. And specifically, one very particular kind of sleep, which I'd never heard of before, called "slow wave" or deep sleep.

And what is the benefit to caffeine? The main effect is merely to control the withdrawal symptoms and maintain the addiction!

they're beginning to go through that withdrawal. They're starting to feel a little off — that muzziness is coming in. Maybe they have a headache. Maybe they're a little irritable. And then they have that cup of coffee, and the pleasure they're getting from it, I learned, is not simply the lift, the euphoric lift of the drug. It's the suppression of the symptoms of withdrawal. We go through that cycle. ...

Those people [who are addicted] are getting a little bit of lift, but mostly what they're getting is the relief from these symptoms that are about to come down on them. And that feels pretty good. You're back to baseline.

(I heard this broadcast on NPR a couple of days ago, but I see from the web site that it was a rerun from last year.)

This guy explains that slavery made tobacco and caffeine production feasible, and then these drugs were used to keep factory workers going for long hours. They enslave the users, as they cannot go a single day without their drug fix. Most modern office supply free caffeine machine to keep the employees working.

And yet he willing submits to a drug-addicted life!

If he wants to live that way, that is his business, but he is wrong to say "there's nothing wrong with being addicted." The addict is not fully human. He becomes what Aristotle would call a natural slave.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Praising the Mentally Ill

Here are the Olympic headlines:
2020 Tokyo Olympics: Why Simone Biles withdrawing from team final is most courageous move she's ever landed

Simone Biles is a role model for prioritizing her own mental health over an Olympic medal

Biles is freaky to look at. She is Black, and 4 ft 8 in tall. Here she is scared of a bee.

I guess no one wants to criticize her, but praising her for choking with a mental health crisis? Weird. She is also praised for being a Larry Nassar accuser. Maybe she is being pitied, I am not sure.

NPR Radio reports:

Japan's Naomi Osaka is out of the Tokyo Olympics after losing on Tuesday in straight sets to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the third round.

The loss is a major upset and a shock to the host country. Osaka is considered the face of these Games and lit the cauldron during the Olympic opening ceremony a few days ago.

Why was she the face of the Games? Was it because she is half-Black, half-Japanese?

To learn about how wokeness is ruining medical schools, I have to read a lesbian writing for a Jewish site:

During a recent endocrinology course at a top medical school in the University of California system, a professor stopped mid-lecture to apologize for something he’d said at the beginning of class.

“I don’t want you to think that I am in any way trying to imply anything, and if you can summon some generosity to forgive me, I would really appreciate it,” the physician says in a recording provided by a student in the class (whom I’ll call Lauren). “Again, I’m very sorry for that. It was certainly not my intention to offend anyone. The worst thing that I can do as a human being is be offensive.”

His offense: using the term “pregnant women.”

“I said ‘when a woman is pregnant,’ which implies that only women can get pregnant and I most sincerely apologize to all of you.” ...

In 2019, the New England Journal of Medicine reported the case of a 32-year-old transgender man who went to an ER complaining of abdominal pain. While the patient disclosed he was transgender, his medical records did not. He was simply a man. The triage nurse determined that the patient, who was obese, was in pain because he’d stopped taking a medication meant to relieve hypertension. This was no emergency, she decided. She was wrong: The patient was, in fact, pregnant and in labor. By the time hospital staff realized that, it was too late. The baby was dead. And the patient, despite his own shock at being pregnant, was shattered.

I guess the lesson here is that if we just teach medical students that men can get pregnant, then they might not misdiagnose the above pregnant man.

Update: The American press had billed Biles as the greatest gymnast of all time, but it turns out that she was not even the best on the American team. She was going to lose, if she had continued, and withdrawing allowed her to avoid the defeat.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Big Tech Censorship is Getting Worse

One of the Jewish stereotypes is that they conspire to manipulate the monetary system to force their beliefs on others.

A Jewish organization announces:

PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), in partnership with ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), today announced a new partnership initiative to fight extremism and hate through the financial industry and across at-risk communities. This is the latest effort by PayPal in combating racism, hate and extremism across its platforms and the industry.
A podcaster called Joker, the Better Bachelor, announces that he is bailing out of YouTube because of increased leftist control of the platforms.

His podcasts are not even very political. He does give a lot of advice for men, and that alone can get him tagged as misogynistic.

Update: A Ben Shapiro podcast explains what's wrong with this censorship in greater detail. He is an Orthodox Jew, and is against anti-semitism as much as anyone else, but most of his broadcasts are devoted to showing the evils of Leftism. He rarely mentions that the targets of his criticisms are mostly Jews and movement led by Jews. I would not be surprised if he gets banned for anti-semitism someday.

Monday, July 26, 2021

A Famous German Sex Pioneer

Scientific American magazine published a paywalled article praising Magnus Hirschfeld as the great pioneering sex researcher of the XX century. Without him, we would not have the pregnant man emoji.

I am interested in how we got to the present day, and this man gives a clue.

This essay describes his 1934 book:
Above all, Hirschfeld asserts in these chapters that race has no biological basis but that sexuality does. Or, to put it another way, Hirschfeld argues that a homosexual is “born that way” and thus on some level determined by his biological make-up, but that a African man is not determined in any way by his genetic ancestry. As Hirschfeld says, “beyond question, the sexual type conquers the racial type.” Isn’t this the philosophy of the present day?
So he was way ahead of his time. What did his contemporaries think?
Despite the bankruptcy of his science, the dramatic success of the Scientific Humanitarian Committee at mobilizing large sectors of German and European society on behalf of homosexuals was due to Hirschfeld’s personality. Like many Jewish intellectual leaders, he was an aggressive and relentless agitator. Respecting few social codes, he was the darling of the Social Democrats and the reviled enemy of Weimar conservatives (Hitler referred to Hirschfeld as “the most dangerous Jew in Germany”). By the end of the 1920s Hirschfeld’s activism meant that Weimar Germany saw homosexuality less as a medical disorder and sign of degeneration than as a major cause célèbre.
Is this part of why Hitler hated the Jews? Did he see them as leading Germany into decadence?

Hirschfeld seems to have been a respected and influential researcher, and yet his work is garbage. How does that happen?

He does not appear to have been an Orthodox Jew, or particularly religious. And yet being Jewish seems to have a large bearing on his life, philosophy, and acceptance.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Jews get Olympics Comedian Fired for Obscure Joke

One pecularity of Judaism is that is has one set of rules for Jews, its members, and another for non-Jews. It does not try to convert non-Jews to joining the religion, but it very much tries to dictate what they say and do.

Here is an example:

The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns past anti-Semitic jokes made by Japanese comedian Kentaro Kobayashi, who is the show director of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.

According to Japanese media reports, Kobayashi utilized the mass murder of six million Jews by the Nazis in a script for his comedy act in 1998. In his act, he made malicious and anti-Semitic jokes including “Let’s play Holocaust.”

“Any person, no matter how creative, does not have the right to mock the victims of the Nazi genocide. The Nazi regime also gassed Germans with disabilities. Any association of this person to the Tokyo Olympics would insult the memory of six million Jews and make a cruel mockery of the Paralympics,” stated SWC Associate Dean and Global Social Action Director, Rabbi Abraham Cooper. ...

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO)

Kobayashi is a Japanese comedian. He did not mock Nazi victims, as far as I can tell. His 1998 comedy routine was in Japanese to Japanese, so it is hard to tell. No one can explain what was offensive or malicious about what he said.

This is really sick. What is this Center, the joke police? They got this guy fired on the other side of the world from a job that had nothing to do with the Jews. It was 23 years ago. Are there any Jews who even understand spoken Japanese and the context for this joke?

Japan was allied with the Nazis during World War II. Maybe this is how Jews carry out their bigoted grudges.

The last paragraph is also offensive. It says, in essence, "We represent 400k Jews, and speak with the authority of the UN and other international bodies. So everyone in the world must do what we Jews say."

Jews are the most privileged group on Earth. None were offended by this 1998 Japanese joke. It seems obvious that Jews just do this to demonstrate their power and control over everyone.

No other religion behaves this way. I am not even sure that it is correct to call these views religious, but one ethnic group has become the joke police for the world, and they do it to enforce their religious beliefs.

I may get comments saying that I am anti-semitic for posting this opinion. But I am not the one vindictively trying to get some innocent man fired on the other side of the world. I am just pointing out Jewish thinking at work. Or I may get a comment saying the Pope persecuted someone like this a millennium ago. If so, I never heard about it.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

MeToo Accuser Made False Accusations

The Huffington Post reported this in Oct. 2019:
She Dedicated Her Life To The Military. Why Didn't It Protect Her From Abuse?

A HuffPost investigation found that the military routinely ignores domestic violence by service members, with devastating consequences.

When Leah Olszewski was 12, she saw “Top Gun” and that was that — she wanted to join the military. ...

It was supposed to usher in a new phase of their relationship: more serious, more committed. Instead, Olszewski says, it marked the beginning of Cardin’s violence toward her. Name-calling. Shoving. Verbal threats. And that was only the start. The bruises, the kicking and choking, came later.

Olszewski agonized over whether to report Cardin to authorities, as she didn’t want to jeopardize his job. Domestic violence is supposed to be a career-ender for a military service member. And as a military officer herself, she didn’t want to appear weak. Her entire life, she pushed herself to her physical limits. She was tough. That was the word her friends used to describe her. Admitting a man hurt her was embarrassing, almost like she’d failed.

She decided to report her allegations. To everyone. She made criminal complaints. She made administrative complaints. She applied for protective orders. She even testified before Congress. She was a national news story.

Now she has had her day in court, and the judge has decided that she is the abuser. She will probably be paying the many damages for malicious prosecution.

This makes the whole MeToo movement look like a hoax. The journalists and congressional staffers appear to have no ability to distinguish a legitimate case from a crazy vindictive ex-girlfriend. I say "apparently" because they may have their own political or other reasons for playing along with bogus charges. Either way, you cannot believe public stories on this subject.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Taliban does not need American Feminism

NPR Radio reports:
KELLY: Alongside abuses, there have also been human rights gains, fragile ones, but I'm thinking of women's rights in particular.

GOSSMAN: Yes, there have. And this is part of the fundamental contradiction to the U.S. approach in Afghanistan. There were very important gains and a real commitment to these. I think particularly this - what I describe is it opened up space for women's rights activists to begin to emerge and to pursue reforms. One example I like to refer to is when the constitution was being drafted, women's rights activists really pushed to make sure that that constitution included a clause that stipulated that men and women were equal. Otherwise, it would never have made it in there. Now we're faced with the return of the Taliban, stronger than ever, who have no interest in protecting those - most of those rights. They were fragile, and we're seeing now just exactly how fragile they are.

What? The USA Constitution does not have a clause stipulating then men and women are equal. Why would we conquer Afghanistan, and force on them silly constitutional clauses that we do not want for ourselves?

If we were going to subjugate the Afghans and impose an ideology on them, then maybe we should have imposed some worthwhile American values like Christianity. Instead they got feminism and opium production.

Another NPR story says:

One year after the George Floyd protests, the future of Minneapolis Police Department is still unclear, as the Defund movement collides with the reality of increasing violent crime.
That is a delicate way of describing big city Black violence. This article is more blunt:
St Louis’ Black Lives Matter supporting circuit attorney Kim Gardner is in hot water again after a judge was forced to dismiss a man’s first degree murder charges. ...

90 prosecutors in Gardner’s office have quit since 2017, citing her corruption, incompetence and anti-white bigotry as the reason. The Soros-funded Gardner has responded by filing frivolous lawsuits against everyone around her, accusing them of being racist. ...

Black people in St Louis are baring much of the brunt of Gardner’s policies, which strongly favors black criminals over black victims. ...

After being re-elected in a landslide in November 2020, Gardner’s main achievement has been to make St Louis the fifth most dangerous city in the world.

Dozens of big American cities are following this pattern.

From the NY Times, we get another example of Jewish racist thinking:

When you look at the data about African Americans, the legacies of slavery and segregation and the effects of racism are everywhere. The phrase “systemic racism” aptly fits the reality you see — a set of structures, like redlining, that have a devastating effect on Black wealth and opportunities. Racism is not something we are gently moving past; it’s pervasive. It seems obvious that this reality should be taught in every school.
No, there are no data to show that African Americans are affected by the legacies of slavery and segregation. This is just Jewish propaganda that they want to brainwash schoolkids with.

In an essay for The Atlantic, they conclude: “Speculating about whether America will have a white majority by the mid-21st century makes little sense, because the social meanings of white and nonwhite are rapidly shifting. The sharp distinction between these categories will apply to many fewer Americans.”

David Brooks even calls himself white in this essay, even tho he is Jewish.

Jews hate white identity, and will do anything to undermine it. Here, they try to deny the reality of demographic changes because of a prediction that non-whites will call themselves white!

Would anyone but Jews makes such a silly argument?

Second, it’s certainly time to dump the replacement theory that has been so popular with Tucker Carlson and the far right — the idea that all these foreigners are coming to take over the country. This is an idea that panics a lot of whites and helped elect Donald Trump, but it’s not true. In truth, immigrants blend with the current inhabitants, keeping parts of their earlier identities and adopting parts of their new identities. This has been happening for hundreds of years, and it is still happening. This kind of intermingling of groups is not replacing America, it is America.
So what part of that replacement theory is not true?

Yes, some of the foreigners will assimilate and intermarry. That is what the theory says. And yes, replacement has happened in many places for centuries, but never on the large scale that is currently happening in the USA.

Finally, it may not be accurate to say that America can be neatly divided into rival ethnic camps, locked in zero-sum conflict with each other. The real story is more about blending and fluidity. I’m just one guy with one (white) point of view. But my reading of the historical record suggests groups do well by mingling with everybody else while keeping some of their own distinct identities and cultures. “Integration without assimilation” is how Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks put it.
Wow, Brooks even quotes some Rabbi authority on how Jews can take over a country. They pretend to be white Americans while retaining their Jewish identity.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Crime Plots stemmed from FBI Informants

Claims of dangerous right-wing extremism in the USA often point to the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot. Kidnapping the Michigan governor would be a serious offense, but there is serious doubt about this being any thing but an FBI frame.

RT reports:

Several of the men accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer say they were entrapped by the FBI, with government documents suggesting that at least 12 undercover informants played major roles in the scheme.

A lengthy investigation by BuzzFeed News – published on Tuesday and based on court filings, text and audio transcripts, and more than two dozen interviews with sources close to the case – claimed that the 12 informants and undercover agents “played a far larger role” in the kidnapping plot than was previously known.

“Working in secret, they did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception,” the outlet reported, noting that the scope of their involvement “raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them.” Read the BuzzFeed story, and decide for yourselves.

The entrapment defense is very difficult, and those men will probably be convicted. Likewise, the Jan. 6 Capitol protesters are starting to get convicted, even tho the leaders from the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers were FBI informants.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

No More Foreign Rabid Dogs

The dog lovers are upset because:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a temporary suspension effective July 14 on dog imports from 113 countries considered at high risk for dog rabies.

Many are war-torn countries from which U.S. rescue organizations transport the dogs to homes in the United States.

Despite already strict requirements on dog imports including proof of rabies vaccination, four rabid dogs have been imported to the United States from high risk countries since 2015.

I had no idea that the USA imports dogs from other countries.

If there is one thing we do not need, it is more dogs. As it is, we have 80 million dogs, and up to a million get euthanized in shelters every year.

You cannot get away from the dogs. It used to be that dogs were not allowed in restaurants and other such places. Except that blind people were allowed seeing-eye dogs.

Now, "service dogs" are everywhere. They are not even well-trained, like seeing-eye dogs. Now that the restaurants have opened up again, they are filled with service dogs running around with no leash. I presume that the excuse is that the owner has an anxiety disorder and is comforted by the dog, or some such nonsense. If a dog nipping at your ankles causes you anxiety while you try to sit down for a relaxing meal, tough luck, because we have to make allowances for the handicapped.

The dog lovers are probably going to say that this is a large country, and can accommodate a lot more dogs. There are probably also refugee dogs, where someone advocates that a dog might suffer in its home country. They will also say that only a very small percentage of the dogs are rapid, just as they say that only a small percentage of the Moslems are terrorists. Libertarians will say that dogs should have freedom of travel.

No matter. We have no need for more dogs. We have ten times too many already.

The NY Times reports on the Blue Origin launch, and adds:

“The solar system can easily support a trillion humans,” Mr. Bezos said. “If we had a trillion humans, we would have a thousand Einsteins and a thousand Mozarts and unlimited, for all practical purposes, resources and solar power.”
This is lunacy. It is like saying that if we could import more dogs, we would have more Lassies.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Biden and NPR seek to censor Facebook Conservatives

While the White House is actively trying to censor info on Facebook, NPR Radio News reports:
NewsGuard, a company started by journalists that rates the credibility of news sites based on a number of factors, scores The Daily Wire a 57/100.

"They tend to not provide very much context for the information that they are providing," Settle said. "If you've stripped enough context away, any piece of truth can become a piece of misinformation."

Publicly the site does not purport to be a traditional news source. On its "About" page, the site declares, "The Daily Wire does not claim to be without bias," and goes on to say, "We're opinionated, we're noisy, and we're having a good time."

It's not clear that the millions of people engaging with the site's news stories every month recognize that.

No, I think it is clear that everyone who follows Ben Shapiro online realizes that he is opinionated.

The NPR listeners may not realize how biased it is. It never has any Trump supporters on, and never fairly describes the politics of the 70M Trump voters.

The NY Times celebrates the death of 80-year-old publisher William H. Regnery II.

In 2001 he founded the Charles Martel Society, named for the Frankish king who defeated a Muslim army at the Battle of Tours in 732, an event that many white supremacists credit with saving Western civilization.
Not just White supremacists. That is a historical fact. Had the Moslems taken over Europe, the world today would probably be less civilized than the Roman Empire.

The obituary keeps calling him a racist and a white supremacist, but here is the most offensive thing he said:

Five years later, he convened a Who’s Who of white supremacists for a conference in Florida, where he delivered a speech, “For Our Children’s Children,” in which he said the only way to save America’s white identity was for it to break up into several smaller countries, one each for the country’s various ethnic groups.
We are headed in that direction, with most of the push coming from Leftist and non-whites. Pres. Biden keeps making analogies to the Civil War. South Africans today probably with that their nation did that. And I don't just mean the Whites, and much of the reported violence is between the Zulus and the Indians.

Update: Ben Shapiro has posted a rebuttal video.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Yes, you should talk to the police

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new bill into law Thursday barring police from lying to underage kids during interrogations. From a report: Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1.
Many of the commenters were persuaded a popular video on Don't Talk to the Police, where a law professor advises never talking to the police under any circumstances.

This advice is so bad that I wonder whether the professor is serious. His main argument is that there are a few obscure cases where a criminal gave an alibi that inadvertantly revealed details of his crime that were later used to convict him.

I have been questioned by police dozens of times in my life, and there is not one where I would have been better off invoking my Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. There have been many where failure to explain myself would have gotten me arrested.

A famous example is the Black Harvard who got arrested for breaking into his own apartment. He could have avoided arrest by politely explaining himself.

You might say that he shouldn't have to explain himself. But how else can the cops do their jobs? They don't know who lives where.

Most people do believe that cops have to tell the truth. This is especially true of kids, as teachers and others brainwash them into following authority. Cops lie all the time. Undercover police operations depend on it.

Here is what happened in South Africa, where the Black former President refused to be questioned:

The explosion of violence followed the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma on a charge of contempt for refusing to appear before the Commission of enquiry into the wholesale looting of the state which took place under his presidency. ...

However, once the rioting and looting of shops and hijacking of trucks on the highway began, with the police clearly scared and ineffective, word rapidly spread that you could go “shopping without money,” creating huge excitement among the ranks of the millions of poor and unemployed Zulus ...

They flocked in huge numbers to the shopping malls and began to loot them. Quickly the spree spread to Johannesburg, home to many more Zulus — though many others joined in. It was a whole-of-community thing: most of the looters were poor and on foot but not a few arrived in cars, sometimes very expensive cars. Some even came with vast trailers to haul away freezers, fridges, and cookers. Huge queues of cars swamped the freeways, all heading for the malls, and other forms of criminality blossomed—protection rackets, attacks on and thefts from other motorists, anything that offered a quick buck.

In a sense this had been coming for a long time. When the ANC was first elected in 1994 ...

That was when the Whites gave up power, and let the Blacks take over. The only mystery was how long it would take for civilization to collapse.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Banning Asian Carp

Do you get annoyed by Chinese whining about American culture? Did you know that there was a name for it?

Outkick reports:

Charlie Wooley, a regional director of The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, clearly felt triggered by the name. “We wanted to move away from any terms that cast Asian culture and people in a negative light,” said Wooley, per ABC7 News.

Amongst those pushing for the name to be changed was Minnesota state senator Foung Hawj, who considered “Asian carp” to be offensive and even racist.

I had to read on to see that there were talking about fish.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was the first to designate the species “invasive carp,” doing so in April. The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee are expected to make the name change official in early August.
Okay, invasive carp. Maybe we should also replace the term "Asian immigrants" with "invasive immigrants".

I don't know if there is an emoji for Asian Carp, but they have them for everything else:

A pregnant man, a multiracial handshake and a face that cannot bear to watch are some of the emojis that will hit devices over the next year, according to a draft list published by the Unicode Consortium, which approves icons for use.

The new emojis, illustrated by Emojipedia to celebrate World Emoji Day on Saturday, all but complete the consortium’s drive to offer masculine, feminine and gender-neutral versions of every available emoji, as well as a selection of skintones.

Trans and non-binary pregnancies will now be represented in the emoji set, thanks to two new gender options for the “pregnant woman” emoji, while “person with crown” joins “prince” and “princess” for gender-neutral royalty.

I still suspect that this is all a sick joke. Somebody keeps proposing more and more absurd emojis, in the hope of determining the limits to what Apple and Google will put on all of our phones.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

History of Jewish Attitudes

Supposedly the Jews have a history of being hated, but what is the history of Jewish opinion about the rest of the world?

Here is a history of Jewish attitudes towards others:

The most insightful ancient critique, though, comes from Roman historian Tacitus. His works Histories (100 AD) and Annals (115 AD) both record highly damning observations on the Hebrew tribe. In the former, the Jews are described as “a race of men hateful to the gods” (genus hominum invisium deis, V.3). Somewhat later, he remarks that “the Jews are extremely loyal toward one another, and always ready to show compassion, but toward every other people they feel only hate and enmity” (hostile odium, V.5). But his most famous line comes from his later work, Annals. There he examines the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD, and Nero’s reaction to it. Nero, says Tacitus, pinned the blame in part on the Christians and Jews—“a class of men loathed for their vices.” The Jews “were convicted, not so much on the count of arson as for hatred of the human race” (odio humani generis, XV.44). Clearly this was the decisive factor, certainly in Tacitus’ eyes and perhaps in all of Rome: that the Jewish odio humani generis, hatred of humanity, was a sufficient crime to banish and even slay them.

I could go on, but the message is clear: The ancient world viewed the Jews as exceptional haters. I could also cite, for example, Philostratus circa 230 AD (“The Jews have long been in revolt not only against the Romans, but against all humanity”) or Porphyry circa 280 AD (The Jews are “the impious enemies of all nations”)—but the point is made.

Importantly, this impression carried on for centuries in Europe, into the Renaissance, the Reformation, and even through to the present day. Martin Luther’s monumental work On the Jews and Their Lies (1543) includes this passage: “Now you can see what fine children of Abraham the Jews really are, how well they take after their father [the Devil], yes, what a fine people of God they are. They boast before God of their physical birth and of the noble blood inherited from their fathers, despising all other people.”[6]On the Jews and Their Lies (2020, T. Dalton, ed; Clemens & Blair), p. 53. Two centuries later, circa 1745, Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud wrote that “The Jews…were hated because they were known to hate other men.”[7]Eternal Strangers, p. 68. And then we have Voltaire’s entry on “Jews” in his famous Philosophical Dictionary, which reads as follows:

It is certain that the Jewish nation is the most singular that the world has ever seen, and…in a political view, the most contemptible of all. … It is commonly said that the abhorrence in which the Jews held other nations proceeded from their horror of idolatry; but it is much more likely that the manner in which they, at the first, exterminated some of the tribes of Canaan, and the hatred which the neighboring nations conceived for them, were the cause of this invincible aversion. As they knew no nations but their neighbors, they thought that, in abhorring them, they detested the whole earth, and thus accustomed themselves to be the enemies of all men. … In short, we find in them only an ignorant and barbarous people, who have long united the most sordid avarice with the most detestable superstition and the most invincible hatred for every people by whom they are tolerated and enriched.[8]
The article has many other quotes like these. I would have thought that centuries-old quotes about a people would not have much relevance to the present day.

Here are some modern Jewish attitudes:

Society for Children’s Book Writers and Editors put up a post on Facebook that began: “The SCBWI unequivocally recognizes that the world’s 14.7 million Jewish people (less than 0.018% of the population) have the right to life, safety, and freedom from scapegoating and fear.” The June 10 post went on to condemn antisemitism as “one of the oldest forms of hatred,” and asked readers to “join us in not looking away.”

April Powers, the woman who wrote the post, is black and Jewish. And, as of last week, she is out of a job.

Apparently she thought that being Black and Jewish allowed her to scapegoat other ethnic groups, while being immune from criticism herself.


Democrat President Joe Biden raised eyebrows this week after photographs revealed that he knelt before the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his chief-of-staff, “ultra-Orthodox” Rabbi Rebecca Ravitz. According to Israeli media, Biden then offered his “unquestionable commitment to Israel’s self-defense,” and promised that his commitment to Israel is “known and engraved in the rock.”
Saying anything less gets you branded antisemitic.

Hollywood has lots of examples of modern Jewish attitudes towards non-Jews, such as shown in this video about the movie Norma Rae.

Nick Fuentes has angered the Jews somehow by his America First talk, and now here is the SPLC bragging about getting him banned:

“Aunt Jemima came off of the syrup bottle and onto the $20 bill,” he tweeted on Feb. 9, referring to the Black abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Fuentes deleted the tweet after Twitter users denounced it as racist. Joan Donovan, the disinformation expert at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, said this technique – posting inflammatory content, allowing it to provoke outrage and then deleting it before Twitter feels obliged to suspend the offending account – is a common tactic used by far-right actors. Hatewatch reached out to Fuentes by email for a comment on this investigation, but he did not respond. (Editor's note: Following publication of this report, Twitter suspended Nick Fuentes's account.)

I am not sure why anyone would be offended by that tweet. Aunt Jemima and Harriet Tubman are both Black female symbols. The whole purpose of putting Tubman on the $20 bill is to show a Black female symbol, so it should be fair to refer to it as a Black female symbol. I suspect that no one was really offended, and that the real reason is that Fuentes is against military aid to Israel.

Here is more Jewish thinking:

Leading “LGBT” intellectuals are responding to public demands that they stop performing public sex acts in front of small children at “Pride” parades by doubling down.

Joseph J. Fischel, a Jewish queer theorist at Yale, recently published a piece in Boston Review arguing that performing perverted homosexual acts in front of children is important because it teaches them to reject racism, sexism and homophobia, as well introducing them to visual stimuli he hopes will arose them.

In the essay, he dismisses concerns that performing sex acts in front of children brought to “Pride” by their homosexual parents is wrong because they can’t “consent.” According to Fischel, this perspective is “racist” and “bad for children.” He refers to writings by transsexual blue check Julia Serrano, who states that people wearing wedding rings and publicly expressing right-wing political beliefs violate its consent, and so nobody has a right to demand that “kink” and public sodomy be banned from gay parades.

To build his argument from a legal standpoint, Fischel relies on Brenda Cossman, Stuart Green, Richard Posner and Joel Feinberg — all of them Jewish academic legal theorists — who argue that public sex acts in front of unsuspecting people are no more offensive than racist or “offensive” political speech, and that the distinction between private and public behavior is arbitrary, heteronormative, and should be done away with.

In fairness, Orthodox Jews do not go in for this nonsense.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Taliban might Save American Lives

The USA is finally pulling out of Afghanistan. The Taliban is likely to win control over much of the country.

Bad as the Taliban is, they did ban opium production. Under US occupation, Afghanistan returned to being the world leader in opium. The Taliban regaining power could save thousands of American lives from heroin overdoses.

Not everyone is happy about it:

Ex-President George W. Bush has denounced the withdrawal of Western troops from Afghanistan, but his chief concern apparently isn’t the American, allied and civilian casualties suffered in two decades of fruitless fighting.

Instead, Bush said in an interview released on Wednesday by Germany’s DW media outlet that he fears the “unspeakable harm” that Afghan women and girls may suffer as the Taliban retakes control over large swaths of the country. He also worries over the interpreters who assisted US forces.

Afghanistan may be the last nation in the world to be infected with feminism.

I am not sure the war ever made any sense. It was supposed to help us catch Osama bin Laden, but he was caught in Pakistan, not Afghanistan. A lot of effort was spent trying to bring feminism to Afghanistan, but none to bring Christianity.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

How England Lost a Soccer Championship

England just played the final game for the European Cup soccer championship. England has not won in decades, even tho it is supposed to have the best pro teams.

The game was tied 1-1 after regular and overtime, and went to a penalty shot shootout. Players should score on these about 80% of the time. The first 2 shooters for England were White, and scored. Italy had a team of Italians, and missed one.

At this point, it appeared that England was very likely to win the match, and the championship.

Then England used 3 young Black players, and they all missed, thereby losing the title.

The diversity lesson was a big flop, as Italy won the Cup, and it was the only truly national team, with no imported Black players.

It appears that the England coach was under orders to show off its diversity by letting a Black player get the glory of kicking the winning goal. The choice was bizarre, as no one else thought that these Blacks were the best kickers. A couple of them had even been sitting on the bench as substitutes. Supposedly, the match was supposed to help redefine what it means to be English.

The fans are obviously unhappy, but they are being blackballed for expressing their disappointment:

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from soccer matches as authorities continue to respond to the lawlessness connected to England’s loss in the final of the European soccer championship.

Johnson on Wednesday told lawmakers that it was time to act after three Black members of England’s national team were targeted by racist abuse on social media after they failed to score during the penalty shootout that sealed the team’s loss to Italy on Sunday night. The government plans to add online racism to the list of offenses for which fans can be barred from matches, he said.

“What we are doing is taking practical steps to ensure that the football banning regime is changed so that if you are guilty of racist abuse online on football, then you will not be going to the match,” Johnson said during his weekly prime minister’s questions session. “No ifs, no buts, no exemptions, no excuses.

Britain (aka England, UK) has no written constitution, so fans have no constitutional to trash talk sports losers.

There are a bunch of law professors who have holding secret Zoom meetings to rewrite the US Constitution. You can be sure that they would eliminate the right to sports fan trash talk.

I mentioned that Evanston Illinois is paying race reparations, and now this lawsuit documents how its public schol have an anti-White curriculum, possibly in violation of equal opportunity laws.

For a defense of teaching this racist/anti-racist nonsense, Ibram X. Kendi (born Ibram Henry Rogers) has written an essay in Atlantic magazine.

In February, in The Washington Post, he wrote that I think that “any racial gap simply is racist by definition; any policy that maintains such a gap is a racist policy; and — most debatably — any intellectual explanation of its existence (sociological, cultural and so on) is also racist.” But nowhere have I written that the racial gap is racist: The policies and practices causing the racial gap are racist. ...

In How to Be an Antiracist, I define racial equity as a state “when two or more racial groups are standing on a relatively equal footing.” I proposed that an example of racial equity would be “if there were relatively equitable percentages” of racial groups “living in owner-occupied homes in the forties, seventies, or, better, nineties.” By contrast, in 2014, 71 percent of white families lived in owner-occupied homes, compared with 45 percent of Latino families and 41 percent of Black families. That’s racial inequity.

It appears to me that he is saying that any racial gap is a racial inequity, and any policy that fails to close the gap is racist.

Of course there will be such gaps in any free and diverse society. Only a radical Communist govt could hope to close those gaps. Human nature is such that differences arise.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Twitter likes being in the Censorship Business

Twitter announces:
A lot has changed since 2012. It is now more important than ever that we shine a light on our own practices, including enforcement of the Twitter Rules and our ongoing work to disrupt global state-backed information operations.
It goes on to complain about how it has had to comply with legal demands from governments to remove content.

This is so dishonest. Twitter has put itself in the censorship business, as it bans posts from Donald Trump and others purely because of the political prejudices of Twitter.

Twitter has also assumed the role of enforcing official US propaganda. You have to comply with official positions of the US CDC on the coronavirus, or get banned.

Facebook and Google have taken similar positions.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

NFL is pressured to stop using racial data

A SciAm opinion column by a couple of Black female academics argues:
On June 2, 2021, the National Football League (NFL) announced it would discontinue the use of race norming—the practice of assuming a lower baseline of cognitive abilities in Black players—in legal settlements for concussion-related injuries. ...

“Black former players are automatically assumed (through a statistical manipulation called ‘race-norming’) to have started with worse cognitive functioning than White former players. As a result, if a Black former player and a White former player receive the exact same raw scores on a battery of tests designed to measure their current cognitive functioning, the Black player is presumed to have suffered less impairment, and he is therefore less likely to qualify for compensation,” their lawsuit contended.

Okay, but was that assumption correct? The column does not offer any data to contradict it.
For the NFL, race norming depends on the belief that race is a binary, biological concept, and therefore that differences in Black bodies and minds are not only existent, but quantifiable. But they’re wrong on all accounts: race norming is an inherently anti-Black form of scientific racism that is evidence of slavery’s afterlife.
Yes, race is a biological concept, and racial differences are quantifiable. I would not call it binary, because there are more than two races, but the big majority of NFL players are either White or Black.
In nephrology, eGFR, another race-normed test, is the gold standard for measuring kidney function. This test measures levels of creatine and adjusts for gender, age and race. In 1999, a study developed a statistical prediction equation for eGFR based on race because scientists “determined” that Black people’s muscle mass “on average” was higher than white people’s — which they argued leads to higher kidney function. This deduction is not only flawed because race is not biological (nor is it genetically linked), but also because the muscle mass of living humans simply cannot be measured feasibly in clinics, according to nephrologist Nwamaka D. Eneanya.
This is a lot of politically motivated nonsense, for a science journal. Of course race is biological and genetically linked. That is why the DNA testers can reliably tell you your race from a saliva sample.

I post this to show how racist politics have corrupted science and colleges. There is not even an attempt to present data or make accurate statement. It is all just blaming Whites for events centuries ago.

I just listened to yesterday's NY Times Daily news podcast, and it was mostly an interview with a Black Evanston Illinois councilwoman who successfully pushed for Black reparations.

She said she grew in Evanston, and never suffered from any racism. She was captain of the high school cheerleader squad. Maybe if she were White she might have gotten a date with the quarterback, but that's all.

The argument for reparations is that a century ago, a bunch of low IQ high crime Blacks moved into Evanston, and were expected to live with other low IQ high crime Blacks. Apparently the worst indignity suffered by Blacks was being expected to live with other Blacks.

The money is being collected from marijuana taxes, and paid into some Black housing program. The main complaints were from Blacks who just want straight cash now. The Black councilwoman said she would have like to spent money on Black mental health and other services.

If having to live among Blacks is such a terrible thing, then the Whites are the primary victims. Evanstan was once a White town, until Blacks moved into White land, and brought their problems. The reparations committees made no attempt to measure damages to Whites. A race-neutral investigation would do that.

If Blacks want to move to a country where Blacks have taken power from White oppressors, they can try Haiti or South Africa.

Monday, July 12, 2021

The Science Journal War on Whites

The Left now sees White Supremacy everywhere. The Science journals now say teaching evolution is, and now they anti-evolution is.

SciAm opinion essay:

I want to unmask the lie that evolution denial is about religion and recognize that at its core, it is a form of white supremacy that perpetuates segregation and violence against Black bodies. Under the guise of “religious freedom,” the legalistic wing of creationists loudly insists that their point of view deserves equal time in the classroom. Science education in the U.S. is constantly on the defensive against antievolution activists who want biblical stories to be taught as fact.
No, this is all crazy talk. There are no such creationists.

There are no US schools that are on the defensive about teaching biblical stories. They all teach evolution. This is a paranoid fantasy.

About 20 years ago, there was a school in Pennsylvania that tried to teach one sentence that offended the atheist evolutionists, and it led to a big court battle. The sentence was not even in a science class or part of the curriculum. But the atheist evolutionist claimed that it had a theological motivation, and forced it stopped.

Jerry Coyne explains some errors in the above essay, and points out how science has been corrupted by leftist anti-white thinking.

From the essay:

We are all descended genetically, and also culturally, from dark-skinned ancestors. Early humans from the African continent are the ones who first invented tools; the use of fire; language; and religion. These dark skinned early people laid down the foundation for human culture.
Yes, we all evolved from Africans. Some of us more than others, perhaps.

She seems to want to compare what inventions and culture came from what skin colors. Okay, if that helps, pour it on. I doubt that any European use of tools, fire, language, or religion is traceable to Black Africans. If so, it would have been 50,000 or more years ago.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

The Left has become Radicalized

An essay starts:
Like other Americans, I’m depressed by the growing level of political partisanship. There seem to be a lot more people with extreme beliefs yelling at us. The ends of the belief spectrum are engorged, the center hollowed out.
The extremism on almost entirely on the Left. It is difficult to find any Republican extremists.

Pundit Andrew Sullivan says that he is to the left of Barack Obama, but he is distressed at how extremist the mainstream Left has turned:

Or check out Kevin Drum’s analysis of asymmetric polarization these past few decades. He shows relentlessly that over the past few decades, it’s Democrats who have veered most decisively to the extremes on policy on cultural issues since the 1990s. Not Republicans. Democrats. ...

We are going through the greatest radicalization of the elites since the 1960s. This isn’t coming from the ground up. It’s being imposed ruthlessly from above, marshaled with a fusillade of constant MSM propaganda, and its victims are often the poor and the black and the brown.

There are so many examples of this that it should be obvious. I have posted dozens.

Here is today's NY Times article about supposed right-wing extremists:

Four years after a woman was killed and dozens were injured when white nationalists protested the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va., workers removed the statue on Saturday, along with a nearby monument to Stonewall Jackson, another Confederate general. ...

President Biden, who has said that Charlottesville inspired him to run for president, also welcomed the removal of the statues, according to a spokeswoman, Emilie Simons. “The President believes that monuments to Confederate leaders belong in museums, not in public places,” Ms. Simons said.

Wanting to keep some old statues of some great men is not extreme. Tearing them down is.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Rainbow flag is the symbol of this occupation

Andrew Anglin writes:
But I do believe this to be an absolute fact: we lost.

The only thing anyone can do now is run and try to survive.

I have not seen anything more evident of the fact that we are conquered and defeated that this video of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus singing “we are coming for your children.” ...

I started this website in 2013, eight years ago, when there was still a tiny chance that we were going to be able to turn things around. There is no longer any chance of that. We are completely defeated. We are living under total occupation, with the occupying forces having total power.

The rainbow flag is the symbol of this occupation. ...

There will not be a surrender. We need a strategic retreat.

It’s going to get much, much worse before it gets any better, but it is not going to last forever. The current elite is so decadent, so depraved, so disconnected from reality, and is stretching itself so thin, that this cannot possibly go on forever. This vision of a future technological dystopia will never fully come to fruition, but the time between now and the collapse is going to get very brutal.

Look up all of the nightmare situations described under the reign of the Bolsheviks, and realize this: that is all going to happen. And much worse.

These people are the embodiment of Satan, and therefore they are capable of manufacturing horrors that you are incapable of even imagining.

This is a strange world, where the former President is banned from Twitter and Facebook, but the Gay Chorus can brag about coming for your children, and the library flies a Progressive Pride Flag.

Anglin gets dramatic sometimes. He also writes:

The coronavirus hoax is the apotheosis of advertising. People were sold an invisible threat that doesn’t exist as being the defining element of their entire existence. And they bought it.

The Trump-Russia hoax proved that people will believe literally anything without the media offering any form of evidence or logic to justify the belief. The coronavirus hoax then proved that the public will massively sacrifice and transform their lives based on a belief that is not justified by data or reason.

There’s no bottom on this now.

We are entering a period of endless hoaxed crises. Most prominent will be the global warming hoax. The coronavirus hoax is the global warming hoax on steroids, but it also served as proof of concept: people will sacrifice every aspect of normalcy to fight an invisible and nonexistent threat.

More immediately, you’re about to get the cyber pandemic hoax, as has been announced by the World Economic Forum, and which has already begun with these idiotic fake ransomware hoaxes being staged by the CIA.

Here is more madness:
US President Joe Biden has changed immigration policy to bar the detention or arrest of “individuals known to be pregnant, postpartum or nursing,” according to a recent update from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ...

ICE went out of its way to avoid specifying the gender of any hypothetical prisoner in its memo, a deliberate move intended to include transgender males among the group of pregnancy-capable individuals to whom the policy applies, according to a senior administration official who spoke to USA Today on Friday.

So a man gets a free pass if he says he is pregnant, postpartum, or nursing. I wonder how anyone even says this stuff with a straight face. We have a government that openly mocks the concepts of citizenship and motherhood.

Update: The Gay Men's Chorus has issued a clarification. They say they are not backing down. They refuse to say whether they intend to molest your children, but they emphatically are trying to control the narrative, indoctrinate your children, and use the video to raise money. That is what they say, anyway.

Friday, July 09, 2021

What Blacks Lives Matter is Protesting

Someday people will wonder what all the fuss was about. If you really want a racial reckoning on crime, then look at who is committing the crimes.

While BLM has led to a big increase in murders, the victims are Black much more than White. California had 500 more murders in 2020 than 2019, and 480 of the victims were non-white.

The complaints continue:

Democrat Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo, tweeted out, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for White people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
I wonder if he thinks that they are free in South Africa.

The Haiti president was just assassinated. Are Black people free there? The country has been run by Black ex-slaves for as long as we have records.

California public libraries are starting to show this flag, right under the American flag. It is not Pride Month anymore, so I guess this is a semi-permanent expression of political opinion.

It is called the Progressive Pride Flag. It is supposed to be an arrow. suggesting the queers have lined with the Blacks and browns for force their anti-straight-White agenda on everyone else. Apparently they are succeeding at the library.

Thursday, July 08, 2021

The New Red Pill on Netflix

There is a saying:
If you want to make a woman miserable, then give her everything she wants.
I am reminded of this by the hottest new Neflix series, Sex/Life. The show is essentially female porn, as it is made by women and centers on female sexual fantasies.

The main character is a woman who was a slut in her 20s, and then finds and marries the perfect man. He is handsome, successful, rich, respected, and extremely good to her in every possible way. They have two wonderful small kids, and live in a huge suburban house in a very nice area.

So what's the problem? She keeps wanting to add a little extra excitement to her life by having an affair with one of her ex lovers. And since this show is a female fantasy, her husband responds by making a huge extra effort to please her.

In short, the show is about unchecked female hypergamy.

I realize that this is just porno fiction, and is not to be taken too seriously. But it taps into an aspect of female nature that is not commonly acknowledged. This show is only popular because people see some truth in it.

I haven't seen any reviews of the show yet. My guess is that the feminized reviewers will say that the husband should have learned to communicate with his wife better, or some such nonsense. No, the problem is that the wife is an alpha widow. She had one hot affair once, and now she can never be happy with a man again.

This kind of show can be eye-opening for men, because most men do not even realize that women think this way. Men do not think this way.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Free Britney Spears

The NY Times and the New Yorker magazine have joined the movement, but their reporting is hollow.

Is Britney suicidal?

How can she manage her own affairs if she does not even know to request it from the court?

She says she wants to remove her IUD and have a baby. Is she having regular sexual intercourse with a boyfriend? Who is it? Does he want a baby? Do they have marriage plans? How could she be a prisoner if she is living with a boyfriend?

Now she says, for the first time, that she wants to be released from the conservatorship, but she wants it to be done without a mental health evaluation.

Citing confidential evidence, judges have continued the conservatorship.

I don't know what is going on here, but we are not getting the full story.

Ronan Farrow pretends to find a big scoop, when he discovers that one of the witnesses against Britney regretted the role. But that tells us nothing. Did that witness provide accurate testimony or not? Farrow does not tell us.

I don't doubt that many conservators abuse their power, that they lack oversight, and that judges are too reluctant to terminate a conservatorship. But is that the case with Britney? The reporters have not told us yet.

If conservatorship court is anything like the family court or the child dependency court, then it is probably incapable of any reasonable justice.

Some Hollywood guy has written a new book on his ordeals in the California family court, called The Respondent: Exposing the Cartel of Family Law:

With The Respondent: Exposing the Cartel of Family Law, Hollywood veteran Greg Ellis delivers a gripping, unvarnished first-person account of family breakdown and the social, political, and legal forces that are fueling this national health emergency. It further exposes and condemns a gender bias that presumes that fathers are less effective caregivers.

Family breakdown is the single greatest threat to American society. Every day, more than 4,000 children lose a parent because of our archaic and inhumane family-court system. Every day, ten divorced men commit suicide. And now, one in three children in our country are without their father.

Here is an interview:
When it happened to me in 2015, I started looking for books and information on this subject, so that I could educate and then at least convince myself that I wasn’t going insane, because my whole world had turned upside down in an instant. What I found is that there is very little information out there and what information there is were all books written by women for women on how to ruin your husband, how to get rid of your spouse, how to win the house, and how to get custody of the kids.
There are actually some pretty good sources, if you look hard enough. See Real World Divorce, a free online book that summarizes the law in all 50 states. There are also blogs that detail some personal horror stories. The main trouble is that reader usually does not believe that the system is as corrupt as it is.
I think equal shared parenting is something. It’s beginning to be introduced in certain states. When there is marriage disillusionment and two people decide that they no longer wish to stay married, the default play should be 50-50 shared parenting time. It’s not.

So introducing these equal shared parenting bills into the different state legislatures, there have been wonderful people trying this for many years. Molly Olson who started the Center for Parental Responsibility 21 years ago, has been tenaciously fighting, as well as others like Dr. William Fabricius. Kentucky is the only state up until recently, Arkansas become the second state, but Kentucky was the only state to introduce an equal shared parenting bill, and sign it into their law.

I looked into that and discovered why Kentucky had actually passed that. The main reason for that was because it’s illegal in Kentucky for a family law firm or an attorney to lobby a state legislation. Again, we go back to the money. ...

I think equal shared parenting is something. It’s beginning to be introduced in certain states. When there is marriage disillusionment and two people decide that they no longer wish to stay married, the default play should be 50-50 shared parenting time. It’s not.

So introducing these equal shared parenting bills into the different state legislatures, there have been wonderful people trying this for many years. Molly Olson who started the Center for Parental Responsibility 21 years ago, has been tenaciously fighting, as well as others like Dr. William Fabricius. Kentucky is the only state up until recently, Arkansas become the second state, but Kentucky was the only state to introduce an equal shared parenting bill, and sign it into their law.

I looked into that and discovered why Kentucky had actually passed that. The main reason for that was because it’s illegal in Kentucky for a family law firm or an attorney to lobby a state legislation. Again, we go back to the money.

Here is the trailer for the book. I guess a Hollywood guy needs a trailer for a paperback book. There are also some related podcasts.

Update: Here is a new article about a case of false allegations taking kids:
Many hospitals today have a Child Abuse Pediatrician (CAP), a doctor on contract with child protective services. Their job is to be on the lookout for child abuse, including abuse other doctors may have missed. While the CAP at this hospital never met Krueger or worked directly with Wyatt, she reviewed his file and accused the mother of Munchausen syndrome by proxy—in other words, causing or faking a child's illness to get attention.

This CAP's report was all it took for Illinois' Department of Child and Family Services to put into place a "safety plan" to remove the Kruegers' kids.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

New Movie about Jan. 6 Protest

The NY Times has been pushing the myth of a Jan. 6 insurrection for 6 months now. It was the source of the lie that rioters killed a Capitol police officer by beating him with a fire extinguisher.

The news media keeps saying that it was the most violent attack since the Civil War, but that is obviously false:

There were three previous acts of aggression, all perpetrated by leftist activists.

Democratic presidents have commuted the sentences of most of the individuals arrested and charged in relation to those attacks.

The attacks were the 1954 shooting of members of the House of Representatives by terrorists supporting the cause of Puerto Rican separation from the United States; a 1971 bombing by the domestic terrorist group the Weather Underground; and another one 12 years later, by a group of Weathermen who identified themselves as the Armed Resistance Unit.

The NY Times has now put together a 40-minute movie on How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol, mostly from publicly posted videos, and slick maps. I recommend it.

It shows the big majority of the demonstrators as peaceful Trump supporters who want the votes to be lawfully counted. They were trying to stop the election from being stolen.

There were no civilian guns. Only a couple of weapons were seen -- a baseball bat and a hockey stick. Maybe also some form of tear gas, as the police were also spraying the protesters.

The House chamber was not breached, and Congress operations were only briefly interrupted.

It shows someone punching thru a window with his bare fist. It shows an unidentified officer shooting and killing the unarmed Ashli Babbitt. (The officer is widely rumored to be a Secret Service agent.)

It shows members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, but does not mention that these organizations were controlled by FBI informants.

It does not show any politicians being in any danger at any time. It does not show any destruction, except breaking windows to get into the building.

For the most part, it was simply a matter of crowds of people advancing towards an undermanned police force, and the cops eventually backing off.

Many of these protesters have been jailed without bail. They are political prisoners.

Correction: The officer who killed Babbitt has been named by many sources as Michael Leroy Byrd, not a Secret Service agent.

Monday, July 05, 2021

Political Beliefs Violate College Honor Code

A free speech organization, FIRE, reports:
At Haverford College, a recent amendment to the school’s Social Honor Code means students could be subject to punishment if other students determine they’ve committed an “act of … microaggression.” The amendment also states that students must be respectful of “community standards” when expressing “political opinions,” and that “political beliefs [that] perpetuate discrimination,” or that are used to “justify disrespectful or discriminatory words,” violate the Code.
A example of a microaggression would be one student asking another, "Where are you from?"

Haverford is a private college near Philadelphia. It costs $70k or so per year, like other private colleges. It has a female president.

The new code also says:

As the Social Honor Code applies to all of our interactions at Haverford, engagement in political discourse falls within its jurisdiction, and political beliefs may not be used to excuse behavior that violates the Code. If we find that our political beliefs perpetuate discrimination, we are obligated to re-evaluate them as we would any of our beliefs that perpetuate discrimination.

[C]onfronted students weaponizing the Code’s expectation of respect in order to silence and/or invalidate the experiences of harmed parties — including invalidating experiences of harm by claiming discrimination against a privileged identity (e.g., claims of reverse-racism) or refusing to reflect on their actions — is a violation of the Code. Using one’s political beliefs to justify disrespectful or discriminatory words or actions is also a violation of the Code.

So you violate the Honor Code if you support Trump, agree with the lawsuit saying that Harvard discriminates against Chinese, say George Floyd died of a drug overdose, or oppose affirmative action quotas.

Maybe even showing an American Flag will be a violation.

Note that the Code targets "beliefs". If you stand up for the Flag, and someone considers that disrespectful and asks for an explanation, and you cite your patriotic political beliefs, then you have violated the Honor Code.

To make it clear that Haverford is trying to be the new thought police, "refusing to reflect on their actions" is a violation. That is, an accused student will have to be re-educated, repudiate his beliefs, and apologize, or else he will be refusing to reflect.

Sunday, July 04, 2021

We were once a United People

The government of the USA was created to suit the people involved, in 1788 or so, and would not necessarily be suitable for a different mix of people. So what did they have in mind?

The Federalist Papers : No. 2:

It has often given me pleasure to observe that independent America was not composed of detached and distant territories, but that one connected, fertile, widespreading country was the portion of our western sons of liberty. Providence has in a particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions, and watered it with innumerable streams, for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants. A succession of navigable waters forms a kind of chain round its borders, as if to bind it together; while the most noble rivers in the world, running at convenient distances, present them with highways for the easy communication of friendly aids, and the mutual transportation and exchange of their various commodities.

With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people -- a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.

This country and this people seem to have been made for each other, and it appears as if it was the design of Providence, that an inheritance so proper and convenient for a band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties, should never be split into a number of unsocial, jealous, and alien sovereignties.

And we have had a Constitution that is also made for the country and the people.

Not any more. Rapid immigration and other changes mean that John Jay's description is no longer accurate, and the Constitution will not work so well anymore.

Update: I see some Libertarians claiming that the Founders were pro-immigration, but admit:

Despite his defense of open immigration on many occasions, Thomas Jefferson wrote, in his 1782 Notes on Virginia, that America had reason to fear immigrants from "absolute monarchies," because "[t]hey will bring with them the principles of the governments they leave, imbibed in their early youth; or, if able to throw them off, it will be in exchange for an unbounded licentiousness, passing, as is usual, from one extreme to another."
He also cites this Cato Inst. article:
Alexander Hamilton argued that the “advantage of encouraging foreigners was obvious and admitted,” asserting that “persons in Europe of moderate fortunes will be fond of coming here where they will be on a level with the first Citizens.”
Yes, America was under-populated, and could obviously from Europeans of moderate fortunes who can immigrate and be on a level with Americans.

Saturday, July 03, 2021

How California Discriminates

California announces:
California added five more states, including Florida, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned ... Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta added Florida, Arkansas, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia to the list that now has 17 states where state employee travel is forbidden except under limited circumstances. “Make no mistake: We’re in the midst of an unprecedented wave of bigotry and discrimination in this country — and the State of California is not going to support it,” Bonta said.

Friday, July 02, 2021

The West needs Christianity

A Wash Post op-ed argues:
Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my kids to see it.
Children need to know that they can make their own ways in the world ...

If we want our children to learn and grow from their experiences at Pride, we should hope that they’ll encounter kink when they attend. How else can they learn about the scope and vitality of queer life? ...

Kink embodies the freedom that Pride stands for, reminding attendees to unapologetically take up space as an act of resistance and celebration — refusing to bend to social pressure that asks us to be presentable. That’s a value I want my children to learn.

Free link. There is where we are headed. Pride means showing perverted sexual practices to children.

Essays like that lead me to agree with this essay:
The survival of Christianity is essential for the survival of the West.
This triggered Jerry Coyne, a leftist-atheist-evolutionist professor who sees no good in religion because it is factually unfounded.
Apparently Scruton is unaware of how atheist and humanists philosophers have constructed moral systems without Christianity: people like Bertrand Russell, John Rawls, and Peter Singer. None of this depends on the “sanctity of human life”, but rather on the value of human life. ... But you have to be a moron to think that one must accept that humans are made in God’s image to behave morally.
No, those non-Christian moral systems are terrible.

Coyne argues:

I won’t go into detail, but it’s pretty clear that some aspects of our ethical system (fairness, reciprocity, etc.) are the products of evolution, probably evolved when we lived in small groups of hunter-gatherers. But that aside, he also claims that atheism is a religious faith, which it’s not (it’s an absence of religious faith). And that aside, where does he get the idea that without Christianity civilization would revert to savagery? Is that the case in nonreligious Scandinavia, or in Iceland, where 0% of people under 25 are religious?
Atheism is not a religion, but the organized atheist intellectuals seem to have similar beliefs. That makes it a lot like a religion.

Those atheists will say it is fine for public Queer Pride parades to feature kinky sexual practices. Is that progress? I don't think so.

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Bill Cosby is Freed from Jail

Bill Cosby has just been acquitted:
In their 79-page opinion, the judges wrote that a “non-prosecution agreement” that had been struck with a previous prosecutor meant that Mr. Cosby should not have been charged in the case, and that he should be discharged. They barred a retrial in the case.

In 2005, Mr. Cosby was investigated in the case of Ms. Constand, and a former district attorney of Montgomery County had given Mr. Cosby his assurance that he would not be charged in the case. The former district attorney, Bruce Castor Jr., has testified that while there was insufficient evidence to bring a criminal prosecution, he had given Mr. Cosby the assurance to encourage him to testify in a subsequent civil case brought by Ms. Constand.

I said before that I don't think that Cosby got a fair trial. There was very little evidence of the crime, and the conviction was based mostly on character assassinations from other women.

It was also clear that the prosecutors were out to get Cosby for political reasons.

The most outrageous thing was that some inadmissible evidence was used against him, with the judge justifyng it by saying that he deserved to be punished for expressing some conservative views in a speech.

The Penn. supreme court ruled 4-3 in his favor, with the three female judges ruling with the majority.

This is one of the two big MeToo cases, with the other being Harvey Weinstein, who similarly got an unfair trial. I agree with Geraldo Rivera that these men have been monsters, but there was not a good criminal case against either one. The entire news media spent years trying to convince us that these men were criminals, and that their convictions would bring a new MeToo era.

Here is how Wikipedia describes release of the inadmissible evidence that imprisoned Cosby for two years:

[Cosby's 2004] speech was cited by Judge Eduardo C. Robreno as an example of Cosby's role as a "public moralist", when he unsealed court records to reveal Cosby's admissions of infidelity and giving Quaaludes to women prior to allegedly sexually assaulting them.[1][11] Robreno wrote that, by volunteering to the public "his views on, among other things, childrearing, family life, education, and crime",[1][12] Cosby had "narrowed the zone of privacy that he is entitled to claim".[
Got that? If you express conservative views on childrearing, family life, education, and crime, then you forfeit some of your privacy and constitutional rights. Cosby spent two years in prison for it.