Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Unethical to Teach a Boy to Become a Man

The NeuroCritic blogger writes:
It's 2022, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) has just issued a belated apology because two of their past Presidents published papers on “aversion therapies” for “converting” gay and transgender individuals to the socially prescribed norms of sexuality and gender identity. 

Well, they didn't actually say this, nor did they name the prominent and distinguished clinical psychologists who authored these papers. Although these luminaries signed on to the mea culpa, there was no direct admission of the harm caused by these ill-advised practices. Instead, the document focused on “the courageous and historic role that some of our members have played in advancing SGM [sexual and gender minority] rights and mental health (e.g., Drs. Charles Silverstein and Gerald Davison).”  ...

But documentation of this history and legacy is rather sketchy... Without naming names, the Apology cited the recent review of Capriotti and Donaldson (2022), which in turn asked “Why don’t behavior analysts do something?” about retracting the unethical paper of Rekers and Lovaas (1974).

So what is this unethical paper they are all embarrassed about? It detailed:
The subject was treated sequentially in the clinic and home environments by his mother, trained to be his therapist. The mother was taught to reinforce masculine behaviors and to extinguish feminine behaviors, by using social reinforcement in the clinic and a token reinforcement procedure in the home. During this treatment, his feminine behaviors sharply decreased and masculine behavior increased. ...

Follow-up data three years after the treatment began suggests that the boy's sex-typed behaviors have become normalized.

That is, the boy had some girlie behaviors, outside of accepted norms, and the mother successfully encouraged masculinity, resulting in a normal boy.

This is what psychotherapy is supposed to do. A client complains about unusual behaviors that are causing distress. The therapist verifies that the behaviors are abnormal, and devises strategies for correcting them. It is all measured in a reasonably scientific way.  

This is now considered unethical by the clinical psychotherapists. I guess they are now supposed to steer the boy into being homosexual or transgendered or queer in some other way.

This is all you need to know about today's psychotherapists. They are evil, and should be avoided at all costs.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Why Many Libels have no Remedy

The SPLC goes around falsely libeling groups as hate groups, but gets away with it because of a legal loophole created by the US Supreme Court to shelter the NY Times.

Justice Clarence Thomas just explained:

The court concluded that SPLC’s “hate group” designation was not provably false because “‘hate group’ has a highly debatable and ambiguous meaning.” Id., at 1277. Additionally, the court held that Coral Ridge had not plausibly alleged that SPLC acted with “actual malice,” as defined by this Court’s decision in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U. S. 254, 280 (1964). See 406 F. Supp. 3d, at 1278–1280.

The Court of Appeals affirmed but rested its decision exclusively on the “actual malice” standard. ...

I would grant certiorari in this case to revisit the “actual malice” standard. This case is one of many showing how New York Times and its progeny have allowed media organizations and interest groups “to cast false aspersions on public figures with near impunity.” Tah, 991 F. 3d, at 254 (opinion of Silberman, J.). SPLC’s “hate group” designation lumped Coral Ridge’s Christian ministry with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis. It placed Coral Ridge on an interactive, online “Hate Map” and caused Coral Ridge concrete financial injury by excluding it from the AmazonSmile donation program. Nonetheless, unable to satisfy the “almost impossible” actual-malice standard this Court has imposed, Coral Ridge could not hold SPLC to account for what it maintains is a blatant falsehood. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. v. Greenmoss Builders, Inc., 472 U. S. 749, 771 (1985) (White, J., concurring in judgment).

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Judge Requires Biden to Obey Immigration Law

NPR Radio complains that Pres. Biden is not able to completely control the judiciary:
[The] decision adds to a growing list of Biden administration immigration policies that have been blocked by federal judges in Texas and Louisiana who were appointed to the bench by the previous administration; that’s prompted immigrant advocates to complain of “a shadow Trump administration” that is preventing Biden from charting his own course.
And Trump has been out of office for 1.5 years!

As opposed to abortion law, which until yesterday was determinied by FDR and Ike appointments from many decades ago.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Wuhan Lab Leak Theory Endorsed

The Epoch Times reports:
World Health Organization (WHO) Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reportedly admitted to a senior European politician that the virus that causes COVID-19 most likely came out of a Wuhan lab. The Daily Mail reports that Tedros made the admission citing a catastrophic lab accident.

The disclosure comes on the heels of a WHO investigative report that was published earlier this month, concluding that the pandemic may have started at a Wuhan lab and that Chinese authorities have been blocking access to crucial data.

At the same time, Jeffrey Sachs, leader of the Lancet Commission on COVID-19, now says that he is convinced that the pandemic started in a lab and that SARS-CoV-2 was created with the aid of U.S. biotechnology.

Sachs made his stunning admission last week at a conference in Spain where he had been invited by former Spanish prime minister José Luís Zapatero.

The admissions from two of the world’s most prominent COVID-19 authorities, who also happen to be establishment stalwarts with a record of appeasing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is a significant development in the search for the origin of the pandemic.

This possibility has been covered up. Apparently the authorities thought that we would be angry if we learned the truth.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Most People did not Support Roe v Wade

CNN reports:
A broad majority of Americans did not want to see Roe vs. Wade overturned, polling taken before the Supreme Court's decision shows.
When they ask people about the Roe v Wade decision, one of the most common answers is that was the decision desegregating the public schools.

When they ask liberal legal experts about it, they usually say that they agree with abortion rights, but do not agree with the court's reasoning.

There has never been a majority in Congress agreeing with the decision.

The CNN poll asked this question:

Q6. The 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision, or not?
No, that decision did not establish a constitutional right, as the Supreme Court explains today. Only text in the Constitution can do that. It asserted a policy that abortion should be legal throughout all nine months of pregnancy.

Completely overturning the decision would say that a fetus has a right to life and 14A rights. No one expressed that opinion today.

The decision today leaves abortion up to the legislatures. If most people support abortion rights, then we may not see much practical change, except that the law will be ore responsive to the people.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Congress Shoots at So-called Boyfriend Loophole

Congress appears to be ready to pass a law limiting gun ownership, depending on this newly-defined term:
(37)(A) The term ‘dating relationship’ means a relationship between individuals who have or have recently had a continuing serious relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.

(B) Whether a relationship constitutes a dating relationship under subparagraph (A) shall be determined based on consideration of—
(i) the length of the relationship;
(ii) the nature of the relationship; and
(iii) the frequency and type of interaction between the individuals involved in the relationship.

(C) A casual acquaintanceship or ordinary fraternization in a business or social context does not constitute a dating relationship under subparagraph (A).

A comment:
Both those proposals, and this article, are openly sexist. First close the girlfriend loophole, where any woman can accuse damn near any man who has ever been the same city with "domestic violence", and due process be damned.

Exactly. When I went back to college I was lab partners with a guy who was a former police officer. His ex-wife filed a complaint against him for pointing his service weapon at her. When it was investigated it was found that at the time she says it happened he was testifying in Court in another State. The DA wouldn't back him because it was a political issue and his Union wouldn't for the same reason. "Other women might be afraid to come forward if we prosecuted her." As a result of the COMPLAINT he lost his certification from the State to be a Police Officer. That was why he was going to school. He was never charged, just the complaint was enough.

This is Leftist craziness. First, the federal govt should not be tracking dating relationships. Second, such relationships should have no bearing on gun ownership. Third, this is all just a scheme for the Amber Heards of the world to make life difficult for the Johnny Depps.

Update: The US Supreme Court just upheld gun rights, Clarence Thomas writing the 6-3 majority opinion.

America is Going Nuts

NY Times reports:
An “epidemic” of loneliness. Prolonged grief. Rising levels of anxiety and depression. And that feeling you didn’t have a name for — languishing.

That’s just a starting list of what our brains and bodies have been dealing with during the two years of the Covid pandemic. So, if you’ve felt recently that you needed an extra hand, and asked for one, you’re not alone.

“All the therapists I know have experienced a demand for therapy that is like nothing they have experienced before,” said Tom Lachiusa, a licensed clinical social worker in Longmeadow, Mass., one of the many counselors The New York Times interviewed for an article about the state of mental health in America.

A Gallup poll from December confirms the current crisis: “Americans’ ‘excellent’ mental health rating remains at a 21-year low amid the Covid-19 pandemic, holding at 34 percent after dropping to that level a year ago.” Before 2020, that rating reached 42 percent or higher.

Times Opinion would like to hear from readers who began therapy in the past couple of years. We’d like to know what encouraged you to seek help, what your biggest takeaways from counseling were and how you are feeling now.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Mental Health Profession Is Warped

From an essay against Psychology:
The Mental Health Profession Is at a Crossroads Between Science and Politically-Biased Narratives ...

Take Ann*, for example. She was in a dire psychological situation. She was 16 and experienced explosive rage after being ejected from school after school. Her family were at the end of their tether. Ann told me she was plagued with violent and suicidal thoughts. Her parents were increasingly rejecting and hostile towards her. Social services (in effect) threw in the towel on her family. They wanted Ann placed in a ‘trauma-informed’ residential care unit and attending specialist education provision where the teachers were trained in ‘attachment‘ and ‘trauma-informed’. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) insisted that because of emerging parental dismissive attachment, ‘something’ must have happened to Ann in the past to cause her immense pain. A harsh spotlight fell on the parents. Sessions probed for trauma or adversity; these were blind alleys, leading to failed interventions. Professionals were single-minded and driven to look for trauma. Some, yet to be revealed significant childhood trauma was in the formulation for Ann, CAHMS assured me. The effect on the parents and Ann was devastating, worsening their relationships along with extreme parental anxiety. Her problems would resolve once adversity and trauma were revealed, then discussed and ‘attachment repair’ could occur. Who could argue with this appealing formulation?

This is just Jewish Freudian nonsense. The whole profession is sick, as it allows this thinking to dominate.

As the essay explains, Psychology has gotten more political than scientific.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Lincoln on American Universal Principles

The Russian-Jewish-American Libertarian open-borders law professor Ilya Somin celebrates Juneteenth by saying that Pres. Lincoln best described how America was based on liberal universal values.

Snopes tells us what Lincoln really said:

During his famous debates with Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln explained to the crowd: “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races … I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races from living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”
Some say that Lincoln was part Black:
But if Lincoln was Black, he could be one of several “white” U.S. presidents who may have had multiracial roots. Historians like Rogers have argued that Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Warren G. Harding, Dwight Eisenhower, and Calvin Coolidge could have been Black.
USA Today reports:
"Kamala Harris will not be the first person of color to serve as vice president of the United States. In 1928, Charles Curtis — a Native American lawmaker and member of the Kaw Nation — was elected as President Herbert Hoover's vice president. He is the highest-ranking enrolled Native American to ever serve in the federal government."
Some say that USA was founded on all men being created equal, and other say it was founded on White supremacy.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Mother does not want to be called Mother

The Manchester Guardian published an opinion essay saying that lesbians have a right to keep penises out of their vaginas:
If a lesbian only desires same-sex dates that’s not bigotry, it’s her right
Perhaps a real patriarchy would tell her that God made her vagina for male penises. No, she is getting pushback from those who think lesbians should accept female penises.

Two such people are quitting in protest:

Two trans journalists are pulling out of the Guardian’s Pride special coverage due to what they claim is “ingrained prejudice against trans women” by the newspaper, VICE World News has learned.

In a letter to the UK newspaper’s bosses seen by VCE World News, freelance journalists Freddy McConnell and Vic Parsons said they were declining all future work with the Guardian. They were commissioned to write pieces about their experiences of being trans for the paper’s upcoming Pride special in its G2 magazine.

They say they have a “moral duty to stand in absolute solidarity” with trans women and trans feminine people who are receiving the most negativity from the paper, adding they will “no longer write for The Guardian until it changes its trans-hostile and exclusionary stance.”

They have their own vaginas:
Transgender journalist Freddy McConnell is fighting the U.K. government to be listed as the father on his child’s birth certificate.

McConnell – whose experience with pregnancy as a transgender man was the subject of the documentary Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth – is now appealing a September 2019 High Court decision by the president of the court’s Family Division stating that McConnell has to be listed as the mother because he’s the one who gave birth to the child.

Though McConnell began testosterone treatments in April 2013 and had a chest reshaping surgery in 2016, he stopped hormones in order to get pregnant using a sperm donor.

I have wondered who a woman could give birth to a child, and object to being called a mother. I watched the video trailer. She apparently did not want a penis in her vagina, as she used a sperm donor. After giving birth, she went back to pretending to be a man.

The Guardian bends over backwards to try to please the LGBTQ+ crowd, and cannot do it. It is difficult to cater to mentally ill folks, because their demands do not make any sense.

I conclude from this that these folks have nothing substantial to complain about. If they did, they would not devote so much energy into such trivial things. And I think that their movement will self-destruct. It is just too crazy.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Promoting Civil War and Demographic Replacement

Wash. Times reports:
More than half of Republicans believe the U.S. is drifting toward another civil war, according to a new poll released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which said it detected evidence of radicalization among both Democrats and the GOP.

The survey, taken in late April and covering 1,500 adults, also found a distressingly high level of support for assassinating politicians whom the respondents believed were “harming the country or our democracy.”

Young Democratic men were the most agreeable to the idea, with 44% saying they could countenance such an assassination. Younger Republican women ranked second, with 40% approving of the idea. ...

SPLC’s polling found widespread acceptance of the tenets of the theory, with 48% of respondents believing that “progressive and liberal leaders” are “actively trying to leverage political power by replacing more conservative white voters.”

That included two-thirds of Republicans, but also a surprising 35% of Democrats, and 42% of independents. Young Democrats were particularly inclined to believe the demographic changes are being orchestrated by liberal leaders for political power.

The SPLC actively promotes division and hatred at every opportunity, and demographic changes. These are big fund-raisers for them.

In case you doubt that the mainstream press promotes Replacement Theory, here is a 2018 NY Times article:

New Hampshire, 94 Percent White, Asks: How Do You Diversify a Whole State?

Melina Hill Walker and Dick Martin at a gathering of business leaders, government officials and others this week on how to make New Hampshire more diverse. ...

New Hampshire, like its neighbors Vermont and Maine, is nearly all white. This has posed an array of problems for new arrivals, who often find themselves isolated and alone, without the comfort and support of a built-in community.

It has also posed problems for employers in these states, who find that their homogeneity can be a barrier to recruiting and retaining workers of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

The issue prompted about 100 business leaders, government officials and members of nonprofit organizations to meet Thursday to search for ways that New Hampshire — which is 94 percent white — might lure other racial and ethnic groups, as well as younger people.

Will Arvelo, New Hampshire’s director of economic development, said the gathering appeared to be the first broad-based effort in New England, if not the country, to focus on how to diversify an entire state.

With nonwhites poised to make up a majority of the American population in the next three decades, he said, diversity has become a bottom-line imperative ...

Policy makers are meeting to plot strategies for replacing Whites with non-whites. That is what is says.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Parent Misgenders Woman as a Trans Man

Slate specializes in giving bad Leftist advice, such as to this:
What should I do when my child misgenders someone? My son is 4 years old and has twice misgendered trans men. Once at school he asked if a teacher he didn’t know very well was someone’s mother, and once at a party he insisted a man was a woman. I didn’t want to make a big deal about it in the moment because I didn’t want to make the person he’d misgendered uncomfortable,
Slate recommends some books, but neglects the one about the emporer having no clothes.

If a women dresses up as a man, and cannot even fool a 4-year-old. then what is the point?

One recommendation is this vidoe, which says:

There is nothing you as a parent can do to change your kid's gender identity.
No, this is false. LGBT parents have kids with odd gender identities at a much higher rate than the general population.

Leftists commonly deny that people have free will. So I guess that parents with no free cannot do anything to change anything. But there is no science to say that there is nothing parents can do.

Pres. Biden announced Pride Month celebrations. It was all in favor of grooming school kids for LGBTQ.

If there were any doubt about it, Biden was introduced by some homosexual South American man. He told how he was turned gay by an openly gay fifth grade teacher. He attacked the Florida anti-grooming law. Biden spoke out in favor of transgender children.

Biden went on to propose an executive order to induce therapists to encourage kids to go LGBT, while prohibit therapy to go straight.

This is sick. This is not Libertarianism. This is forcing perversions on children.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Women's Rights Destroyed by Women with Penises

A NY Times article celebrates the end of women's rights:
Last year, the editor of The Lancet, a British medical journal, apologized for a cover that referred to “bodies with vaginas” rather than women.

Today, “pregnant people” and “birthing people” have elbowed aside “pregnant women.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a section on “Care for Breastfeeding People,” the governor of New York issued guidance on partners accompanying “birthing people” during Covid, and city and some state health departments offer “people who are pregnant” advice on “chestfeeding.”

The Cleveland Clinic, a well-known nonprofit hospital, posed a question on its website: “Who has a vagina?” Its answer begins, “People who are assigned female at birth (AFAB) have vaginas.” The American Cancer Society website recommends cancer screenings for “people with a cervix.”

This reflects a desire by medical professionals to find a language that does not exclude and gives comfort to those who give birth and identify as nonbinary or transgender.

If you advocate for women's rights, then you are a bigot, because you are not using inclusionary language.

Fox News broadcast a pro-trans video. The girl showed boyish tendencies at age 2, and the parents fully supported transitioning at age 5. The mom said that she was convinced that the child might commit suicide otherwise.

I tried to follow the Johnny Depp v Amber Heard case, but I missed how it was ultimately driven by Leftist hatred of Pres. Trump. An ACLU deposition disclosed that the ACLU wrote to Heard's publicist, saying:

“I’d like your and Amber’s thoughts on doing an op-ed in which she discusses the ways in which survivors of gender-based violence have been made less safe under the Trump administration, and how people can take action.” ...

“If she feels comfortable, she can interweave her personal story, saying how painful it is, as a GBV [gender-based violence] survivor to witness these setbacks.”

That's right, the libelous newspaper op-ed was ghostwritten by a Leftist organization to make false sexual violence claims against Depp in order to create an impression that Pres. Trump has somehow made the nation worse.

Here is a video presentation from a public school system bragging about LGBTQ+ Books for School Libraries and Classrooms. They specifically recommend books for all grades, K-12. They say that California law not only protects teachers doing LGBTQ+ instruction, it is required.

I think that the LGBTQ+ lobby has gone too far. They are using public money to groom small children for perverted activities. It is sick and dishonest and destructive.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

NY Times Article Shows Merits of Eugenics

The NY Times has an article on eugenics:
From 1907 to 1932, 32 states passed explicit eugenics laws that allowed for the government to sterilize the “insane,” the “feebleminded,” the “dependent” and the “diseased” — all of whom were deemed incapable of making their own decisions about reproduction. Nearly all of these laws have been repealed
A lot is on the Relf sisters, who suffer disabilities and live on welfare. Lawyers argue that they should be compensated for being sterilized.

If they had kids, those kids would have been a burden on society for decades to come.

I kept expecting the article to give a good anti-eugenics argument, but it did not. It did have some legalistic arguments about whether the consent was truly informed.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Einstein Believed in Replacement Theory

Albert Einstein was the world's most famous physicist, and synonomous with genius. There are many biographies of him.

His political views are not so well known. He was a Communist, and belonged to Communist front organizations when Communism was the world's greatest evil. He assisted the Kremlin by spreading anti-American propaganda.

The biggest Commie tactic was to spread racial and class animosity and division. 2018 Manchester Guardian article:

The publication of Albert Einstein’s private diaries detailing his tour of Asia in the 1920s reveals the theoretical physicist and humanitarian icon’s racist attitudes to the people he met on his travels, particularly the Chinese.

Written between October 1922 and March 1923, the diaries see the scientist musing on his travels, science, philosophy and art. In China, the man who famously once described racism as “a disease of white people” describes the “industrious, filthy, obtuse people” he observes. He notes how the “Chinese don’t sit on benches while eating but squat like Europeans do when they relieve themselves out in the leafy woods. All this occurs quietly and demurely. Even the children are spiritless and look obtuse.” After earlier writing of the “abundance of offspring” and the “fecundity” of the Chinese, he goes on to say: “It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races. For the likes of us the mere thought is unspeakably dreary.”

He was a Zionist who considered Jews better than everyone else.

Consider his 1946 essay on the Negro Question. The ethnic groups mentioned are Jews, Whites, Americans, Negroes, and Greeks. He had been living in America for 13 years and had white skin, but does not consider himself either American or White. He says he is a Jew. He did not practice Jewish religious customs, so he is referring to his race and/or nationality.

He badmouths everyone except Jews. He has a low opinion of all non-Jews, and resists admitting that any non-Jew could be better than any other.

You do not see much comment on this, because his views were not that ununusual among Jews. There were many Jewish Commies at the time. Today, our leading Jewish politician is Senator Chuck Schumer. While he is not a Commie, his primary allegiances are to Israel, and he works for racial animosity between Whites and Blacks at every opportunity.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

More Lawsuits over Gymanstics Physician

Wash. Times reports:
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, lawyers said Wednesday.

There’s no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of assaulting gymnasts, but they failed to act, leaving him free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year. He pleaded guilty in 2017 and is serving decades in prison.

The gold diggers do not quit, even after collecting $500 million.

Biles and the others never filed a criminal complaint. If sex crimes occurred, then Biles is responsible for covering them up as much as anyone else.

And not just Biles. 367 others also say that they were sexually abused, and kept quiet about it, until they could collect millions by speaking up. It all sounds fishy to me. Much of the supposed abuse took place with parents in the examining room, and they said nothing either.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Fired for Not Saying the Girl is Crazy

I mentioned that Princeton fired a tenured professor. The reason appeared to be to silence his reasonable opinions, but the official reason has now been revealed:
So, basically having no choice, Professor Katz told the story. Most unfortunately, at this point, the alumna with whom he’d had the affair (by now, nearly a decade and a half earlier) turned on him and filed complaints with the university. She made various claims, but only one survived and became the focus of a new investigation. This was the claim, now publicly known, that during their affair, Professor Katz discouraged the woman from receiving needed mental health care in order to prevent their relationship from being revealed.
Of course no one knows whether he discouraged her 15 years ago.

Say it is true. What could be wrong with giving her advice?

Offficially, Katz is not being punished for having an affair with an undergraduate while being her thesis advisor, as he was already punished, and not for speaking out against BLM groups, and not for complaining about being called a racist, and not for marrying an ex-student.

Katz is being fired for supposedly advising a student not to get counseling.

I suppose you might say that the advice is problematic because his motive was to keep the affair secret. But the affair was only secret because they both wanted to keep it secret. And counselors have an ethical duty to keep info secret anyway.

Why would she keep quiet for 15 years and suddenly make a complaint that he did not recommend counseling? Did she become jealous when she discovered that he married another student?

This does not add up. Katz is being fired in order to intimidate the rest of the faculty into silence.

Update: A law professor writes:

Based on Professor George's account, if I have understood it correct, there seem to have been two differnet wrongful acts: the affair itself (for which Katz was previously punished), and then discouraging the student involved in the affair from seeking mental health counseling, a wrongful act not known about at the time of the first proceeding. It’s not “double jeopardy” if Joe is punished first for robbing a bank and then also punished for extorting someone afterwards not to alert the police to Joe’s participation in the robbery: there are two wrongful acts, each of which can be tried and punished.
I am pretty sure that would be double jeopardy. Every bank robber discourages his collaborators from calling the police. If that were a separate crime, you might see someone charged with that after a robbery acquittal.

No, Katz had no power over the student getting mental health counseling. She could have gotten that confidentially, and no one would know. Maybe she did.

What was confidential then, is not anymore. I think the woman's identity should be revealed, if she is going to bring forward such a silly complaint with such big consequences.

At least that professor criticizes Georgetown U. Law for announcing that: Offensive or even possibly offensive extramural speech is forbidden by Georgetown faculty.

It used to be that professors could be fired for advocating a violent Communist overthrow of the government. Now they can be fired for saying that a Black women is not the best Supreme Court candidate.

Here is another employee punished for expressing an opinion:

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera on Friday fined his defensive coordinator, Jack Del Rio, $100,000 for calling the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol a “dust-up” and referring to the racial justice protests of 2020 as a “summer of riots.”
He was telling the truth.

Being Necessary to the Security of a Free State

Essay in The Atlantic:
Gun-rights activists point to the 2008 Supreme Court decision in Heller v. District of Columbia as finally establishing, some 219 years after the ratification of the Second Amendment, an individual right to possess a gun in the home,
Actually, nearly every court decision refers to the 2A as an individual right. The only exceptions were the lower federal courts in the latter XX century.
Such a popularized version of our Constitution’s meaning was in part vindicated by a conservative Supreme Court majority, whose opinion in Heller focused principally on the second half of the Second Amendment, which reads, “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” ...

But this version of the Second Amendment ignores the first half, which reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State.”

That court opinion was poorly explained. So let's not ignore the first half.

Everyone had guns in Colonial America. Citizens were required to have guns. They believed that for a state to be free, the people had to have guns. The Militia was a word for the people having guns.

That may seem quaint today, but Switzerland is free because the people have guns.

Libertarians want guns for themselves. 2A believers want to live in a country with the bulk of the citizens have guns.

While the "being necessary" clause is a rationale for the right to keep and bear arms, it is notthe only rationale. It is like saying "open politial discourse being necessary for democracy, the right of free speech shall not be infringed." That would mean we need free speech for democracy, and we get free speech for other things also.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Democrat J6 Show is Pointless

I tried to watch the Congress J6 dog and pony show, but what is the point?

They showed some video of the Jan. 6 2021 Capitol protest, but they have still refused to release the 20,000 hours of video they have. So they just showed carefully edited video to push their political stance.

They produced evidence that Trump advisors were of the opinion that there was no suffient proof of fraud to get the court to change vote counts enough to alter the outcomes. They acted asa if this were a smoking gun. But didn't everyone know that? The court hearings were public, and everyone knew that the judges ruled that the evidence was insufficient.rev

The election could still have been stolen, even if fraud could not be proved in court.

The fact is that the procedures of previous elections were not followed, and there were millions of votes that cannot be verified. The evidence for the votes being legitimate or fraudulent does not exist.

Liz Cheney rerpeated:

“This sacred obligation to defend the peaceful transfer of power has been honored by every American president except one,” Cheney said.
It was a peaceful transfer of power on Jan. 20. Does she think we had a coup?

Trump had some arguments about use of the Electoral Count Act. All the Democrats disagreed with him, but it was all for a peaceful transfer of power.

There was a bunch of talk about the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. They were controlled by FBI informants, and it is not clear that Trump knew anything about them. The Proud Boys leader is being prosecuted, even though he was not even there on Jan. 6.

Some of the Democrat talking heads were Black. This seems to be part of a plot to portray the protest as a White supremacist thing. That appears to be just desperate race-baiting. The House Democrats even introduced a White supremacy replacement theory resolution.

The Democrats are facing a tough election because we have runaway inflation, shortages, invasions at the borders, rising crime, racial unrest, and two lost wars. They want to distract us from all that, and whip up some anti-Trump hysteria. This is Impeachment 3.0.

Thursday, June 09, 2022

Every Girl is Bi

NY Post:
Washington Post politics reporter Dave Weigel has been suspended following uproar over a sexist joke he retweeted.

The newspaper suspended Weigel Monday without pay, CNN reported, after he reposted a tweet from Youtuber Cam Harless that stated, “Every girl is bi. You just have to figure out if it’s polar or sexual.”

He is suspended for a month without pay.

The humor comes from some truth to this, along with the play on words. And that is what makes it offensive, also.

Maybe that was Johnny Depp's problem. He could not figure out if Amber Heard was bisexual or bipolar. Both, it seems.

Slate writes:

Last Wednesday’s verdict in the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp defamation case has been criticized for multiple reasons, particularly for the chilling effect the decision is likely to have on the #MeToo movement, jeopardizing survivors’ ability to speak openly about their abuse.
Similar opinions have been expressed by the NY Times, NPR Radio, and others.

The case was not about Heard speaking openly about her abuse. She was the abuser, and was not abused, according to most of those who looked at the evidence.

Yes, you could say that defamation law has a chilling effect on making unsubstatiated charges that ruin someone's reputation. It is supposed to have that effect.

Obviously Heard got legal advice that a women can tell whatever abuse stories she wants, and they will be to her advantage, as long as she sticks to her story.

The #MeToo movement is all about making irresponsible accusations.

The rest of the article complains that Depp won in the court of public opinion. The trial was televised, and everyone could see the evidence.

It is an odd complaint, as Heard was the one who decided to go public with her accusations in the op-ed.

The NY Timex says, in its podcast:

We have to remember that, one of the original purposes of the MeToo movement was to create a space for women to come forward, and not be fearful that their lives will be destroyed by men who are much more powerful and well-resourced than them.
There you have it. The NY Times says that the whole purpose is for women to make unsubstantiated accusations against powerful men, without any fear of repercussions.

If a woman has evidence of a crime, she can take it to the police. Nobody is quarreling with that. No, this is not about criminal evidence. This is about taking down powerful men with bogus stories, and not fearing the consequences.

There was no good reason Heard, the ACLU, and the Wash. Post needed to libel Depp. They did it out of spite (Heard), corruption (ACLU), politics (Post). They should have had to fear the consequences of false accusations.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The Foolish School Mask Mandates

New paper
Background: There has been considerable debate around mask requirements in schools in the United States and other countries during the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Findings: Replicating the CDC study shows similar results; however, incorporating a larger sample and longer period showed no significant relationship between mask mandates and case rates. These results persisted when using regression methods to control for differences across districts.

And a British Medical Journal paper explains:
Vaccination policies have shifted dramatically during COVID-19 with the rapid emergence of population-wide vaccine mandates, domestic vaccine passports and differential restrictions based on vaccination status. While these policies have prompted ethical, scientific, practical, legal and political debate, there has been limited evaluation of their potential unintended consequences. Here, we outline a comprehensive set of hypotheses for why these policies may ultimately be counterproductive and harmful. ...

Mandating vaccination is one of the most powerful interventions in public health and should be used sparingly and carefully to uphold ethical norms and trust in institutions. We argue that current COVID-19 vaccine policies should be re-evaluated in light of the negative consequences that we outline. Leveraging empowering strategies based on trust and public consultation, and improving healthcare services and infrastructure, represent a more sustainable approach to optimising COVID-19 vaccination programmes and, more broadly, the health and well-being of the public.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Rape Victim must not Misgender Attacker

UK BBC reports:
Another reported a trans woman physically forcing her to have sex after they went on a date.

"[They] threatened to out me as a terf and risk my job if I refused to sleep with [them]," she wrote. "I was too young to argue and had been brainwashed by queer theory so [they were] a 'woman' even if every fibre of my being was screaming throughout so I agreed to go home with [them]. [They] used physical force when I changed my mind upon seeing [their] penis and raped me."

Of course she actually said that HE raped her with HIS penis. The woke editors changed it so as to not "misgender" the trans woman with a penis. I am surprised they didn't change it to "her penis".

Monday, June 06, 2022

Blacks want to Reduce Child Support Obligations

London Daily Mail:
California releases report calling for 'comprehensive reparations' to compensate African Americans for the 'racial terror' they've endured by offering free college, payouts and a higher minimum wage for predominantly black industries

A California task force released a 500-page draft calling for 'comprehensive reparations' for African Americans that are decedents of 19th century slaves

Wednesday's draft is only part one of two and did not detail the finances of the proposal. The second part is expected to be released by summer 2023

The draft reportedly lists recommendations for reparations, including offering free four-year college and raising the minimum wage in predominately black industries

It also proposes an office to help African Americans residents to file claims and trace their lineage to prove eligibility for individual restitution

African Americans make up nearly six percent of California's population and nearly nine percent of people living below the poverty level

Here is the report.

It finds that California Black men are burdened by past-due child support payment orders, with interest, for the kids they have abandoned. Much of the money is owed to the welfare agencies who have been supporting the moms.

This all relates to slavery and George Floyd somehow.

Here is a Black man who may need some slavery reparations:
A North Charleston man is facing charges after an argument involving his girlfriend and their baby turned physical, according to an incident report. ...

Reid's live-in girlfriend told police that he came home intoxicated. After seeing her on the phone, he grabbed it from her and called the person she had been talking to, threatening to shoot their residence, according to the report.

The woman began to call 9-1-1, at which time Reid slapped her in the face, grabbed the phone, took the couple's baby and walked out, police say.

The victim attempted to call 9-1-1 again, and for a second time, Reid grabbed the phone from her. This time, according to the report, he threw the baby at the woman, began to choke her and bit her on her shoulder.

The woman was able to free herself after biting Reid's hand and yelled for her child to call 9-1-1.

It does not say whether he is the father of the child. Maybe she is on welfare, and some other man is paying child support.

I actually agree that the child support system is not helping here. If Blacks convince everyone that child support is a racist holdover from slavery and must be abolished, so much the better.

We keep having mass shootings, but the Nigerians have outdone us:

Over 50 feared dead in Nigeria church attack, officials say

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving dozens feared dead, state lawmakers said.

The attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, legislator Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole said. Among the dead were many children, he said.

I do not know what type of gun was used.

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Jewish Domination is Exaggerated

2010 article claimed:
Six Jewish Companies Own 96% of the World’s Media
It then explains Jewish control of Disney, ABC, Viacom, CBS, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.

A new article reexamines this, and finds it to be exaggerated. AT&T is not run by Jews, for example.

Not everyone in the Biden administration is Jewish either. This Jewish article lists:

Ron Klain Chief of Staff
Janet Yellin Secretary of Treasury
Alejandro Mayorkas Secretary of Homeland Security
Tony Blinken Secretary of State
Merrick Garland Attorney General
Jared Bernstein Council of Economic Advisers
Rochelle Walensky Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wendy Sherman Deputy Secretary of State
Anne Neuberger Deputy National Security Adviser for Cybersecurity
Jeffrey Zients COVID-19 Response Coordinator
David Kessler Co-chair of the COVID-19 Advisory Board and Head of Operation Warp Speed
David Cohen CIA Deputy Director
Rachel Levine Deputy Health Secretary
Jennifer Klein Co-chair Council on Gender Policy
This does not include Harris's husband, and Biden's inlaws.

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Abolish Elite Women's Sports

A NY Times article describes how transgenderism is ruining women's sports, and suggests:
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute, a policy organization based in Ottawa, argues for an “open category” for men, transgender athletes and biological females, anyone who cares to try her/his/their hand.

An exclusively female category would remain for biological women. This solution would forestall the need for transgender women to take hormone-suppressing drugs.

Some transgender activists argue such distinctions would be insulting, notwithstanding the decision of those such as Mr. Henig to race in their former gender.

The solution, a balance of gender and biology, looks distant. And yet, no end of anguish accompanies the status quo.

But that suggestion is the way it has been in the past. Women are not actually excluded from elite men's sports.

The problem is that today's LGBT activists will not go along with it.

They have already convinced the sports authorities that men should not have to have surgery to compete as women. Soon they will argue that men should not have to take drugs to compete as women. Just as everyone agrees that someone should not have to take steroids to be competitive, they will say that a man should not have to take hormone suppressants to compete against women.

The only real solution here is to abolish elite women's sports. I am all in favor of recreational sports for girls and women, but I just do not see any good purpose for elite female sports competitions. They are not even particular entertaining, unless it is something like beach volleyball. They do not further any worthwhile social goals.

Subway restaurants have been declining, here is one of the reasons:

Megan Rapinoe kicked up another round of controversy at the Tokyo Olympics — and now a group of Subway franchisees are pressuring the fast-food giant to give her the boot.

The 36-year-old, purple-haired soccer star — who kneeled ahead of a match before leading the United States to a bronze medal this week — began a stint as a pitchwoman for the fast-food giant this spring.

In one spot, Rapinoe — who has been a vocal proponent of equal rights and equal pay for women — knocks a burrito out of a guy’s hands by kicking a soccer ball at him. ...

“If our soccer team, headed by a group of Leftist Maniacs, wasn’t woke, they would have won the Gold Medal instead of the Bronze,” Trump said in a statement. “The woman with the purple hair played terribly and spends too much time thinking about Radical Left politics instead of doing her job!”

Her team has lost games to 15-year-old boys. Everyone hates Rapinoe. We would be better off if her team were abolished.

Update: Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder has a new video on trans athletes. She summarizes the science, and says that elite sports are freak shows anyway, and will never be fair.

Friday, June 03, 2022

Silence Survivors of Domestic Violence

NPR Radio reports:
Even before the verdict came in, the six-week-long trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard had ramifications beyond the courtroom. Experts were warning that anti-feminist groups were using the trial to mobilize and that defamation lawsuits were being used to silence survivors of domestic violence. Now that a jury has sided with Depp, advocates say the verdict could have a chilling effect on other survivors looking to speak out against their abusers.

"It just adds another barrier to what victims and survivors have to deal with, as they're determining how to get the support and safety they need," said Ruth Glenn, president and CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

No, Heard is not a survivor of domestic violence. She is a perpetrator.

We can only hope that lying perps like her get deterred. Just tell the truth, and no one will sue for defamation.

It is almost impossible to ever have a court order someone to pay damages for defamation. It only happened to Heard because of her relentless and vindictive lying to damage her ex-husband.

NPR illustrates crazy feminist thinking. MeToo has come to mean believe lying women.

At the other extreme, Daily Stormer writes:

From there you had this downward spiral, with Jewish feminist lawyers attacking basically all men in Hollywood with the metoo movement, which culminated in Harvey Weinstein being sentenced to prison on claims that he “raped” his girlfriend one time during a years long sexual relationship she had with him. No evidence was presented to support the claim, and the court decided that a woman’s words are effectively the word of God – it is impossible she is lying because she is a woman.

So, maybe the Depp win rolls us back to Brock Turner – to 2015 standards. It’s not going to affect women’s privileges in the workplace, their ability to weasel out of traffic tickets and shoplifting arrests, or the sentencing standards for serious crimes. It will just slightly dull the blade of the fake rape and abuse charges that women have been successfully lodging against men for the past several years.

But that’s not a small thing – gaining any ground at all against the left is a big victory in a society that has been on an uninterrupted slide into the abyss for decades. This isn’t as big as the Trump 2016 victory, but it’s in the same category as that – it is a gaining of ground by sanity against the insanity of Jewish leftism. I think “this is women’s Jussie Smollett” is a good description of what transpired this week.

Yes, there have been a lot of MeToo hoaxes.

The NY Times movie critic writes:

In this post-#MeToo moment, misogyny and celebrity go hand in hand. ...

Let’s at least be clear about what that means. It means that we value the comfort and self-regard of men, especially famous ones, more than we value the safety and dignity of women, even famous ones.

No, the case was not about misogyny. The public would have favored Heard, if she had not lied so much.

Update: If you wonder why people like Johnny Depp, watch this video compilation of opinions from other actors. Then ponder that one bitter and crazy ex-wife ruined his career with false accusations.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

California Stops Reporting School Threats

As the 18-year-olds behind the recent school shootings showed numerous red flags, many states are considering more reporting of threatening acts. One state is doing the opposite.

California is repealing the law requiring crimes in the schools to be reported:

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

SB 1273, as amended, Bradford. School safety: mandatory notifications.

(1) Existing law provides that any person who willfully disturbs any public school or any public school meeting is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of not more than $500.

This bill would exempt pupils who are currently enrolled in the school district from that provision.

(2) Under existing law, whenever any employee of a school district or county superintendent of schools is attacked, assaulted, or physically threatened by any pupil, the employee and any person under whose direction or supervision the employee is employed who has knowledge of the incident are required to promptly report the incident to specified law enforcement authorities. Failure to make the report is an infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000. An act by specified persons to inhibit or impede the making of the report is an infraction punishable by a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000.

This bill would repeal those provisions.

(3) The federal Gun-Free Schools Act prohibits a local educational agency from receiving certain federal funds unless the local educational agency has a policy requiring referral to the criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system of any student who brings a firearm or weapon to a school served by the local educational agency.

Existing state law requires the principal of a school or the principal’s designee to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of the county or city in which the school is situated of certain acts committed by a pupil that may be unlawful, including, among others, the selling or possession of narcotics or other designated controlled or regulated substances, and acts of assault, as specified.

This bill would delete the acts referenced above from the category of acts for which the principal or the principal’s designee is required to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities, as described above.

The ACLU says this needs to be done because most of the school criminals are Black or Latino!

Fox News reports:

On Tuesday, ABC’s "The View" co-host Tara Setmayer blamed the Uvalde school shooting on a "rise in violent Christian nationalism."

"It’s part of the Christian nationalism, this rise in violent Christian nationalism, that we have seen, which is also disturbing. They use biblical principles, they pervert them to justify this," Setmayer said.

"Particularly in Texas, this is a growing movement," she continued. "It’s God, guns and Trump. Or God, guns and whatever. It’s a part of their ethos." ...

The View’s comments reflect a pattern by some in the media to label Christianity as a vehicle for violence and white supremacy. Last month, TIME published an article titled "It’s Time to Stop Giving Christianity a Pass on White Supremacy and Violence."

This is pretty crazy. Christians are the least racist people in the world. The shooter was a Mexican-American killing other Mexican-Americans.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

The Depp-Heard Verdict is In

Amber Heard apparently got expert legal advice that she could make any abuse allegations she wanted, and they would be to her advantage, whether true or not.

The jury saw through this, and found her culpable.

The public has been overwhelmingly on the side of Johnny Depp, with Heard seen as a crazy liar. It was not so clear that the jury would find defamation.

The ACLU and Wash. Post should also be responsible for publishing these lies.

Obama is Still Race-Baiting

Barack Obama tweeted a few days ago:
As we grieve the children of Uvalde today, we should take time to recognize that two years have passed since the murder of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer. His killing stays with us all to this day, especially those who loved him.
Floyd was a criminal junkie who died of a fentanyl overdose while resisting arrest.

The Uvalde children were innocent victims of mass murderer.

The ex-President sees these as similar somehow?

I once thought that electing a Black President would improve race relations in the USA. Okay, half-Black, raised by Whites, and married to a Black woman.

No, that was foolishness.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Study of Interracial Marriage

The Left has been talking about whether there is a constitutional right to racial intermarriage. I doubt that the court will reconsider this, but it is worth examining.

A 2015 research paper reported:

This study finds that 92% of biracial children with African American fathers are born out of wedlock and 82% end up on government assistance. The results of this study make it very clear that biracial children with African American fathers are fatherless on a scale much larger than the public may realize.
However, the paper has been retracted, for apparent plagiarism. It is still online here. It concludes:
From the data amassed it can be suitably deduced that on average 92% of biracial children with African American fathers are born out of wedlock, with Caucasian mothers leading in that percentage. 90% of women who have children out of wedlock with African American men will not end up marrying that man, where as 10% will wed, yet those that wed or do have their children in wedlock typically end up a single mother nonetheless due to divorce. Of women that had biracial children with African American men out of wedlock 50% had only one child out of wedlock and 50% had more than one child out of wedlock, and when they do have multiple children out of wedlock 79% of the time the children do not have the same father. 77% of biracial children with African American fathers presently live below the poverty line and 82% end up on government assistance at some point. 88% of the time the father of the child does not financial support or help with the economic costs of the child, consequently leaving the encumbrance of fiscal care exclusively on the mother. 90% of biracial children with African American fathers don’t have their father in their life. 94% of the surveyed mothers believe the father of their child doesn’t have a good relationship with the child. 63% of biracial children who are raised without an active father in their life exhibit major behavioral problems, where as 37% of biracial children raised without an active father don’t exhibit major behavioral problem. Biracial children with African American fathers who have an active father in their life exhibit major behavioral problems 17% of the time leaving 83% who won’t exhibit those behaviors. Unmistakably it is within the interest of the public to endorse and advocate black fatherhood and find resolutions to remedy black paternal absenteeism.
I do not consider these figures reliable. But what if they were? How would this affect policy towards interracial breeding?

Monday, May 30, 2022

Physicist Criticizes Military Policy

Here is a good interview of Ted Postol, an MIT physicist who has done a lot of military consulting. He seemed to a lot about US systems that I thought would be classified, and also about Russian and Chinese systems. He has a lot of argument against ballistic missile defense. He says they don't work, and are easily defeated. That may be true, but a defense that works a little bit might be better than nothing.

He is a liberal Democrat, and probably a Trump-hater. But he most scathing criticisms were of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, the NY Times, John Kerry, and James Clapper.

He says the NY Times and other leading news media used to be must more honest. Now they are hopelessly partisan.

He thinks that Obama and Biden are good men, but their advisors were and are corrupt and partisan to the point of making very bad policies. He thinks Russia and China have better technological and military leadership. Except that Putin blundered by invading Ukraine.

He talked about what Wikipedia calls Use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. He essentially says the Obama administration lied to us in order to trigger a war that would have had disastrous consequences. He is baffled that American leaders could be so dishonest and irresponsible. And also the news media.

I am not sure he is right about everything.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Democrats Favor Great Replacement

Pedro L. Gonzalez ,writes in Newsweek:
Democrats and progressive activists, based on their own rhetoric over the years, subscribe to "replacement theory" more than anyone else. As vice president, Biden himself said that a "constant" and "unrelenting" stream of immigration would reduce Americans of "white European stock" to an "absolute minority," and that this was "a source of our strength."

Democrats weren't always so sanguine about demographic change, though.

Recall that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) assured concerned Americans that the 1965 Hart-Celler immigration law would "not upset the ethnic mix of our society" — it would not, in other words, result in demographic change. That kind of talk from a Democrat is unimaginable today. It was also, in retrospect, simply incorrect.

Yes, that was a big lie, and the 1965 Act has caused most of America's problems today.

Libertarian Reason argues in this video that the Replacement theory is spectacularly wrong because Democrats have not been politically successful in granting citizenship to all the illegal aliens, and because some immigrants voted for Donald Trump!

Democrats have only increased the USA population by 130 million since 1965. I guess they tried to bring in many millions more, and the Libertarians believe that everyone in the world should be allowed to move to the USA.

Of course many sensible immigrants voted for Trump. Trump was a so much better President than Biden that it is hard to see why anyone would vote against him.

The Libertarian video also complains that Americans are more willing to spend welfare on Americans than foreigners!

Amusingly, Google puts a disclaimer on the video, saying that Replacement is a far-right conspiracy theory. I think that it is promoted much more by left-wingers.

Update: Here is a typical comment:

This is interesting. So Nick Gillespie and Regan Taylor call Tucker Carlson not just wrong, but "spectacularly wrong" about replacement.

Yet, interestingly, they don't actually argue that it isn't happening. Instead, what they argue is: it's happening, but it's good!

Reason probably gets a lot of money from the pro-immigration lobby. It is funny to see Libertarians be so anti-freedom.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Depp Case up to the Jury

CNN reports:
The jury in the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has begun deliberations. ...

At issue is a 2018 op-ed Heard penned in the Washington Post where she identified herself as "a public figure representing domestic abuse," which Depp said falsely painted him as an abuser and cost him work in Hollywood. Heard countersued Depp, claiming his attorney's statements that her abuse allegations were a "hoax" defamed her and her once blossoming career to suffer.

Shortly before beginning deliberations, jurors heard closing arguments from both Heard and Depp's attorneys.

Heard's attorney, Ben Rottenborn, told jurors that if Depp failed to prove he never abused Heard, she wins the case.

"Mr. Depp simply cannot prove to you that he never once abused Amber," Rottenborn said. "A ruling against Amber here sends the message that no matter what you do as an abuse victim, you always have to do more. No matter what you document, you always have to document more. No matter who you tell, you always have to tell more people. No matter how honest you are about your own imperfections and your own shortcomings in a relationship, you need to be perfect in order for people to believe you. Don't send that message."

Earlier on Friday, Depp's attorneys argued that Heard was the abuser, not Depp.

The consensus seems to be that Depp is losing the legal case, but winning in public opinion.

Heard is right, that Depp cannot prove that he never abused her. Abuse has become a meaningless and broad term.

Heard obviously got legal advice that she can make whatever abuse allegations she want, and they will be to her advantage in divorce court. It is a common story that gets played every day in divorce courts around the country. If the husband fights it, he ends up worse off.

Depp decided to fight it, even though the fight would expose his addictions and other faults.

Nearly everyone says Heard is an opportunistic liar.

Heard hired the ACLU to write that op-ed, and lied about having paid them. I would think that she could refuse to pay the ACLU, on the grounds that their lawyers should have some responsibility for the op-ed getting her into so much legal trouble. But no, sabotaging Depp's career seems to be her intention.

Depp should have sued the Wash. Post and the ACLU also, as they are also culpable. So is everyone else who says to believe all women, and who perpetuate myths about supposedly abused women.

I am guessing that the jury will return a small verdict in favor of Depp. Heard will say she won, because Depp did not get the $50M he was requesting. But Depp's real goal appears to be to restore his reputation.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Living in Fear of Crime

News:
“So many black Americans wake up knowing they could lose their life in the course of just living their life — jogging, shopping, sleeping at home,” said Biden.
Why? Because they live in Black neighborhoods where Blacks are often getting killed by other Blacks?

Not just Biden, but the mainstream press has been running stories about how Blacks are having to live in fear of crime.

The reality is just the opposite. There are millions of White Americans who live in fear of violent crime from Blacks. There is no reason for Blacks to fear Whites. The last lynching was Emmett Till in 1955.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Debate over Legal Prostitution

The Reason Libertarians sponsored this debate:
Do people who hire sex workers deserve to go to jail, or should all laws prohibiting consensual sex work be repealed?

On May 9, 2022, writer and activist Julie Bindel debated Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown at the Sheen Center in lower Manhattan. The resolution was "A good society should criminalize the purchase of sex."

The event was hosted by The Soho Forum, a monthly debate series sponsored by the Reason Foundation.

Bindel is the London-based author of The Pimping of Prostitution: Abolishing the Sex Work Myth. She opposes arresting women for the selling of sex but wants their customers to face consequences for their actions.

Reason's Elizabeth Nolan Brown, who's also the co-founder and president of Feminists for Liberty, took the position that all laws prohibiting consensual sex work should be abolished.

I previously posted:
I am convinced that legal trends will result in legalized prostitution. [But] Texas is bucking the trend.
The argument for criminalizing prostitution narrowly won the above debate.

You would think that I would agree with one or the other, but I don't.

They both called themselves feminists, and claimed to be for equality of the sexes, but they were the opposite. They were the sort of feminists who believe in expanding the sexual freedom and opportunities for women, while restricting them for men. For example, the one wanting to criminalize prostitution only want to criminalize it for male customers, while letting the perps go free!

They only talked about what is good for women prostitutes. Neither would discuss what is moral, or that is good for society, or what is good for men.

When asked about disabled and other incel men, one said that they are probably jerks who should not be able to buy female favors.

They talked about the freedom to sell sexual favors for money, but they should really distinguish between private and commercial arrangements. The prostitution laws are only aimed at commercial arrangements, ie, where the services are openly advertised.

So I still think that prostitution will be de-criminalized, as good arguments against it will not be made.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Court Thought that Black Kids Prefer White dolls

With Supreme Court decisions being reconsidered, it is worth reviewing the basis for one of the most famous and revered one, Brown v Board of Education. The reasoning was phony doll studies:
Even with doctored evidence there was no Constitutional basis for the Justices’ ambitions, so they skipped the Constitution entirely and based their ruling on social science. This “science” was mainly black sociologist Kenneth Clark’s notorious doll studies.

Clark claimed that when black students in segregated schools were shown two dolls — one black, the other white — and asked which one they liked better, a substantial number chose the white doll. He claimed this meant segregation instilled feelings of inferiority. What he failed to say — but what was known to the lawyers arguing the case for segregation — was that his own research contradicted that claim. He had run the same experiment with children in integrated schools in Massachusetts and had found that even more of them preferred the white doll. If his research showed anything about feelings of inferiority, it was that integration made them worse. His evidence before the Supreme Court was deceitful.

Got that? One of the most radical and consequential Supreme Court decisions of the XX century was based on silly claims that Black kids prefer White dolls. The decision was unanimous, and hardly anyone questions it, even today.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Daily Stormer is Back

The Daily Stormer is back online at https://stormer-daily.rw/.
This site IS NOT associated with the government of Rwanda in any way.

However, we will be doing some cultural articles about the cultures of Rwanda in order to inform people about those cultures, in honor of our domain name.

It is just another political site. It should not have to use Rwanda DNS to have a web site.

Some stories are favorable to Russia or China. If that bugs you, you do not have to read them. It also has stories that would be called bigoted. It used to pretent to be neo-Nazi in order to trigger its enemies, but it does not bother anymore. The Left is much more easily triggered.

Or read the NY Times, where today's issue tells me that the Buffalo shooter manifesto is not real, because one of the cited articles was disavowed by a university:

“We are appalled that a 2013 article by John Gaski, an associated professor at Notre Dame, was cited by the perpetrator of the heinous murders of innocent people in Buffalo,” vice president of public affairs and communications Joel Curran said in the University’s statement. “Whatever Professor Gaski’s intentions, we deeply regret that his words were used to support a doctrine of racial hatred.”
Here is what the 2013 artcle said:
What of that larger race relations issue? It took zero lag-time after the original Trayvon Martin incident for race baiters such as Al Sharpton to accuse our country of engendering a climate of racist danger for black citizens.

This qualifies as anti-American slander of the first magnitude because the facts are to the contrary — if anyone still cares to know them.

But is there not an established tendency for blacks to be victims of interracial violence in the United States? Hasn't that been the recent media message? Message, yes; truth, no. Here are the suppressed and inconvenient facts:

About 90% of interracial violent crime in our nation is committed by blacks against whites. The black-on-white murder rate in the U.S. exceeds the white-on-black rate by about 2.5-to-1. The black-on-white assault and battery rate exceeds the corresponding white-on-black rate in this country by at least 10-to-1.

I would rather not report what is known about U.S. interracial rape statistics because it could be taken as incendiary, but the previous numbers in terms of black/white proclivity are dwarfed. (See Department of Justice, Criminal Victimization in the United States, "Victims and Offenders.")

OK, here's a hint: Because the number of white-on-black rapes is so low nationally in any given year, the ratio ranges from 100-to-1 to infinity. Liberal, politically correct feminists need to reflect on that one.

If these interracial crime ratios were randomly based, they would be uniform — that is, 1-to-1 — for the two racial groups. In other words, the population with six times as many potential victims also has six times the pool of perpetrators, so the effect of that disproportion should be perfectly offsetting arithmetically.

Yes, the relative crime stats would be moderated if adjusted for socioeconomic status (from astronomical to merely stratospheric), but by no means inverted.

The baseline conclusion is straightforward, even if surprising to readers who are victims themselves — victims of racial and racist propaganda. The hysterical public mantra of epidemic white-on-black violence is thus exposed as fraud.

The mainstream new media, and the stories surrounding Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Buffalo, etc. all give the impression that Whites are committing crimes against Blacks. The truth is the opposite. Blacks are committing crimes against Whites. Most Blacks would rather live among Whites than Blacks.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

NPR Continues Pushing Great Replacement Theory

NPR Radio reports:
At the forefront of a global fight against hatred and racism is a special U.S. envoy, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt. Her mandate at the State Department is to monitor and combat antisemitism.
She is probably best known for her efforts to cancel a historian.

She wrote a book on Jewish Holocaust revisionism, with her main argument being that some stories are important to Jews and chould not be challenged.

FADEL: Since the attack in Buffalo, we've been hearing a lot about this racist conspiracy, the replacement theory. And when I hear that, I think back to Charlottesville, nearly five years ago, when we watched neo-Nazis and white supremacists march with torches and chant, Jews will not replace us. Can you just explain this debunked and racist conspiracy and its danger?

LIPSTADT: Sure. There is a belief amongst people such as the killer in Buffalo and too many others like him. And what they argue is that there is a concerted effort, a plan, a scheme to replace, to destroy white Christian culture, to turn white Christians into a minority by flooding their countries with either people from Africa, Muslims - in this country, people from, quote-unquote, "south of the border" - and to render white Christians a minority. But there's something else that motivates them or that is part of that theory. They look upon people of color as inferior to white Christians. There has to be someone behind them making this happen. They are the puppets. But who is the puppeteer? And some of them will immediately say, it is the Jew, because in their eyes, Jews are not white.

A couple of days ago, NPR was complaining that those Charlottesville guys were "mostly young white men in polo shirts and khakis".

She looks white to me, but she also works with Jewish organizations to undermine White Christian culture. In that sense, she is not White.

FADEL: And this idea, this conspiracy that has no truth to it, it's not fringe anymore. It doesn't feel fringe anymore.

LIPSTADT: You're absolutely correct. There is an increasing percentage of the American population who believe this is really happening and who think that America's identity is under threat. And whether they read it online, whether they hear it in the media, whether they hear it from certain politicians - but they believe it.

It is funny how everyone can agree on a non-fringe idea that "has no truth to it". Maybe they believe what they see with their own eyes, rather than Jewish propaganda.

Ann Coulter lists a bunch of Democrats supporting Great Replacement Theory, and notes:

The New York Times on neoconservatives, August 4, 2003: “For the past few weeks, U.S. President George W. Bush has been surrounded by a secretive circle of advisers and public relations experts, giving rise to all kinds of conspiracy theories and debates. It’s been said that the group’s idol is German Jewish philosopher Leo Strauss.”
She does not mention how Pres. Biden follows Jewish advisers and promotes GRT. He said that he ran for President because of resistance to the idea that Jews will replace us with non-Americans, here he says the Great Replacement is a "good thing".

Friday, May 20, 2022

Big Shot Professor Fired over Affair

reports:
'Genius' MIT scientist once touted as Nobel Prize winner is forced to collect unemployment after being fired over consensual open-relationship with younger colleague who said he'd abused her after he ended it Dr. David Sabatini, 54, is collecting unemployment after being forced to step down from his position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The tenured MIT professor was fired from The Whitehead institute in 2021
The woman, identified as Kristin Knouse by Common Sense substack, accused Sabatini of sexual misconduct and said she was coerced into having sex Sabatini sued the school and his accuser, arguing he was ousted over false sexual harassment claims concocted by a vengeful jilted lover
She was 30 years old, and had a year-long affair with him. Not an exclusive affair, as she was dating others. He had no management power over her.

This is what MeToo has become. Affairs between consenting adults can get one canceled.

Here is an open letter attacking him. It has nothing of substance, of course, and tried to blame him for "systemic issues that drive mental health consequences".

Meanwhile a philosopher says:

“From my limited anecdotal perspective, DEI workshops take white men who have unconscious anti-Black racial prejudice and turn them into full blown explicit racists,” Stanley said Friday on Twitter. “I hope that’s not happening at scale.”

“I believe in the goals of these workshops and I agree with many of their presuppositions about reality,” he continued. “But I am seriously worried about their effectiveness.”

Isn't that the idea? Everything these DIE folks do is to create racial division.

I listened to NPR Radio all day complain about Tucker Carlson being racially divisive. But he never says anything racially divisive. NPR broadcasts racial hatred to a 95% White audience every day.

The NY Times reports:

After Campus Uproar, Princeton Proposes to Fire Tenured Professor

In July 2020, as social justice protests roiled the nation, Joshua Katz, a Princeton classics professor, wrote in a small influential journal that some faculty proposals to combat racism at Princeton would foment “civil war on campus,” and denounced a student group, the Black Justice League, as “a small local terrorist organization” because of its tactics in pushing for institutional changes.

The remarks in Quillette made him a lightning rod in the campus free speech debate, reviled by some who thought what he said was racist, and lionized by others who defended his right to say it. And they sent up a flare that led to scrutiny of other aspects of his life, including his conduct with female students.

In the latest fallout from that debate, Princeton’s president has recommended dismissing Dr. Katz, according to a May 10 letter from the president to the chair of the trustees.

But the professor, who is tenured, is not facing dismissal for his speech. His job is at stake for what a university report says was his failure to be totally forthcoming about a sexual relationship with a student 15 years ago that he has already been punished for.

He is obviously being fired for expressing a completely reasonable opinion. Read the Quillette essay that the NY Times seems reluctant to link. Here is what infuriated the woke Blacks:
But then there are dozens of proposals that, if implemented, would lead to civil war on campus and erode even further public confidence in how elite institutions of higher education operate. Some examples: “Reward the invisible work done by faculty of color with course relief and summer salary” and “Faculty of color hired at the junior level should be guaranteed one additional semester of sabbatical” and “Provide additional human resources for the support of junior faculty of color.” ...

“Acknowledge, credit, and incentivize anti-racist student activism. Such acknowledgment should, at a minimum, take the form of reparative action, beginning with a formal public University apology to the members of the Black Justice League and their allies.” The Black Justice League, which was active on campus from 2014 until 2016, was a small local terrorist organization that made life miserable for the many (including the many black students) who did not agree with its members’ demands. Recently I watched an “Instagram Live” of one of its alumni leaders, who — emboldened by recent events and egged on by over 200 supporters who were baying for blood — presided over what was effectively a Struggle Session against one of his former classmates. It was one of the most evil things I have ever witnessed, and I do not say this lightly.

I do not agree with using the word "terrorist", unless they were doing something criminal. But a tenured professor certainly ought to be able to speak up against those on campus who are making life miserable for others.

It seems even worse that Princeton claims that they are firing him over an affair 15 years ago. His private sex life should be none of anyone's business. Liberals used to say that women were adults with rights to make their own decisions. Obviously his enemies were out to get him in order to advance their racist agenda.

Princeton asserted that Dr. Katz had discouraged the woman from seeking mental health treatment while they were together, for fear of disclosing their relationship; that he had pressured her not to cooperate with the investigation in 2018; and that he had hindered that investigation by not being totally honest and forthcoming, according to the report.
Maybe he honestly thought that she did not need mental health treatment, and that cooperating would not be helpful. No one is ever totally honest and forthcoming to those investigating him.

Update: His firing was formalized a couple of days later, according to the NY Times:

The board voted to dismiss him based on a “detailed written complaint from an alumna who had a consensual relationship with Dr. Katz while she was an undergraduate under his academic supervision,” according to a statement from the university issued Monday afternoon. That relationship was in 2006-07, but the alumna did not file her complaint until 2021.
She was asked to make a complaint in 2016, but refused. The whole idea of taking a complaint about a consensual affair 15 years later is absurd.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Buffalo False Flag Allegation

Politifact announces:
Social media posts have claimed that the Buffalo mass shooting on May 14 was a false flag event. ...

In the face of clear evidence, the suggestion that this mass shooting didn’t happen is absurd. We rate these inaccurate and ridiculous statements Pants on Fire.

A video link shows Alex Jones predicting shootings like the Buffalo one, and the New World Order using the incident to suppress the people.

There are some oddities about the Buffalo story. And the story is a convenient distraction from Biden's many problems. I would not call the story a false flag, but it is being used for political purposes. If Alex Jones helps get the truth out, so much the better.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Biden Cites Replacement Theory in Buffalo

AP reports:
BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday condemned the poison of white supremacy and said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who killed 10 Black people in Buffalo.

Speaking to victims’ families, local officials and first responders, Biden said America’s diversity is its strength, and warned that the nation must not be be distorted by a “hateful minority.”

“The American experiment in democracy is in danger like it hasn’t been in my lifetime,” Biden said. “It’s in danger this hour. Hate and fear being given too much oxygen by those who pretend to love America but who don’t understand America.”

He declared: “In America, evil will not win, I promise you. Hate will not prevail, white supremacy will not have the last word.”

No, diversity is not our strength.

The chief things endangering our democracy are Democrat censorship of political views, and the importation of millions of aliens who vote according to their ethnic allegiances.

Replacement theory is a racist ideology, which has moved from white nationalist circles to mainstream, that alleges white people and their influence are being intentionally “replaced” by people of color.
As this is written, Justice Breyer is being replaced by a Black woman, and Biden's White press secretary is being replaced by a Black Haitian lesbian. In both cases, the color of the replacement was widely celebrated, from Biden to the mainstream press, as progress.

Yes, they were intentionally replaced by people of color.

It is funny how the Left has gone beserck about this. According to a poll:

Just days earlier, an Associated Press/NORC study was released showing that belief in the elements of that theory — which has been promoted by Fox News and a host of Republican personalities, elected officials, and candidates — has taken hold with a significant number of Americans.

Respondents to the survey were asked “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: There is a group of people in this country who are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants who agree with their political views.”

The results were sobering. From the study:

(R)oughly one in three (32%) adults agree that a group of people is trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants for electoral gains. A similar share (29%) also express concern that an increase in immigration is leading to to native-born Americans losing economic, political, and cultural influence. These two key measures tap into the core arguments of Replacement Theory, a decades old idea, which posits that there is a group of powerful people in this country who are trying to permanently alter the culture and voting strength of native-born Americans by bringing in large groups of immigrants – the study indicates about one in five (17%) adults agree with both of these central tenets.<
This terminology is sloppy. The theory says that the Jews are trying replace Americans, but there is no attempt to get immigrants with political views similar to Jews. That would be too difficult. Jews happily bring in Moslems and others with views that the Jews detest.

As for why the Jews would want to do that, I will let you read the sources yourself. But there is little doubt that the Jews hold that position. Not all Jews, of course. About 90% are pro-immigration, and vote that way.

There is no doubt that the Biden administration is bringing in large numbers of immigrants, and openly advocates that as good policy. There is also no doubt that it is permamently altering the culture and reducing the voting strength of native Americans. So I don't know how anyone could disagree with the facts.

One could disagree about the strength of Jewish influence, or the description of Jewish motives. But don't believe me. Go read what Jews say on the subject. They are very open about promoting immigration to the USA and Europe. (Not to Israel, of course.)

The NY Times now reports that voters are becoming more nostalgic for Donald Trump. Every day under Biden reminds people how much better everything was under Trump. I haven't looked at the election results yet, but Trump's endorsements seem to be doing well.

Update:

CNN Claims White Americans 'Need To Come To Terms With' Their Role in Buffalo Shooting
I do think that Pres. Biden has some responsibility. He has advocated Great Replacement as much as anyone.