Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Do White People Share a Lived Experience?

From alumni letters to the editor:
Matters of style

I always read the Magazine and enjoy it immensely. I have a comment for the editing team, however. In the last issue, in the story on cochlear implants and early childhood language learning (“Family Doctor,” Spring/22), you used the term “White” with a capital W. I respectfully ask that you instead use the term “white” with a lowercase letter, as using the uppercase relates to white nationalism and suggests the idea that all white people share the same lived experience.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Meryl Zwanger, AB’92
Arcadia, California

With our Summer/20 issue, we began capitalizing both Black and White when referring to race. This was a decision that was made after much discussion and guided by The Chicago Manual of Style, the National Association of Black Journalists, and an extensive review of literature from linguists, journalists, and scholars of race. We recognize that there are compelling arguments against this stylistic decision; to address some of those concerns, we lowercase references to white nationalism and similar phrases in accordance with Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. We thank Zwanger for raising this important issue. —Ed.

Notice thahat the letter writer says uppercase White is associated with white nationalism, but then does not associate it, and say White Nationalism.

On the contrary, the magazine decided that White people merit an uppercase W, unless they are nationalists, in which case they must be demoted to lowercase.

It does not mention brown or other colors. I guess they agree that Pakistanis and Mexicans do not share a lived experience. I guess the letter writer is trying to imply that all Black people share a lived experience.

And the write tries to imply that Whites have no culture or commonality. It is anti-White and insulting.

Pres. Biden just gave a speech where his top complaint was that some White folks expressed some opinions in a 2017 Charlottesville protest, and that Pres. Trump said that there were good people on both sides.

He was introduced by a woman who said that her daughter was killed by a car where the driver admitted in court that it was a crime of hate.

I didn't think that the driver knew anything about the daughter, so I do not see how it could have a hate crime. Even if it were, the whole story is a big hoax, and it is bizarre to see Biden keep repeating it.

The only point is for Biden to say that Whites are not allowed to express an objection to being replaced by foreigners, or to retain Civil War monuments. He is based his whole Presidency on being anti-White.

The Wash. Times reports:

Rank-and-file FBI agents are accusing the Biden administration of exaggerating the threat of White supremacists and pressuring agents to cook up domestic terrorist cases involving racist extremists.
Yes, the whole Biden Presidency is based on racial hoaxes.

One remedy is destroying highways!

A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway.

The $104.6 million is among $1.5 billion in transportation grants

They have to be nuts to think that this will help Detroit. More likely, they are just doing it as an anti-White statement. No matter where a highway is built, someone claims it is racist.
Highway placement is a funny no-win situation.

If it goes down the middle of a black neighborhood, it splits the community.

If it goes along the edge of a black neighborhood, it separates it from nearby white communities.

If it is far away from a black neighborhood, then that neighborhood has been bypassed and cut off.

All three claims are being made about different highways right now in different parts of the country.

Everything is racist. Get used to it.

Monday, September 19, 2022

NYT Blames Russians for Jews Losing Control of Feminism

The NY Times has an article about Jews losing control of the American feminist movement. And for this, they blame the Russians!
But there is also a story that has not been told, one that only emerged years later in academic research, of how Russia inserted itself into this moment.

For more than a century, Russia and the Soviet Union sought to weaken their adversaries in the West by inflaming racial and ethnic tensions. In the 1960s, K.G.B. officers based in the United States paid agents to paint swastikas on synagogues and desecrate Jewish cemeteries. They forged racist letters, supposedly from white supremacists, to African diplomats.

They did not invent these social divisions; America already had them. Ladislav Bittman, who worked for the secret police in Czechoslovakia before defecting to the United States, compared Soviet disinformation programs to an evil doctor who expertly diagnoses the patient’s vulnerabilities and exploits them, “prolongs his illness and speeds him to an early grave instead of curing him.”

All of this could be more accurately said about Jews. Most of the stories about swastikas on synagogues and desecrate Jewish cemeteries have turned out to be Jewish hoaxes.

Jewish politicians and other leaders endlessly seek to weaken their adversaries in the West by inflaming racial and ethnic tensions. It is most of what they do. Sen. Chuck Schumer hardly talks about anything else.

Those 1060s KGB officers must have learned those tricks from the Jews. The NAACP was run by Jews from 1909 to 1975. They were masters of inflaming racial tensions. Jews are leaders in all the other groups inflaming racial and ethnic tensions. Jews believe in that more than they believe in God.

Update: Andrew Anglin writes, mirrored from here:

Blaming “Russian trolls” for anything is like blaming ghosts or evil spirits for something. There has never been any evidence whatsoever that Russians are engaged in any kind of organized trolling campaigns.

I have personally been involved in organized trolling campaigns, and had my own actions attributed to Russians. So I know personally, as a matter of fact, they just make this stuff up without any evidence at all.

It’s extremely dehumanizing to be told that you don’t actually exist, and your opinions are fake opinions created by Russians.

Furthermore: if your political movement is so weak that it gets destroyed by people making fun of you on the internet, you just suck.

This “Russian troll” stuff is always an excuse for even stricter censorship. ...

Okay, so. Let’s say these are all Russians. There is no evidence and it doesn’t make any sense. But say it is all Russians.

What message are they sending when they say that democracy can be completely destroyed by people posting on the internet? What does that even mean?

If democracy is that weak – and the only solution to “save democracy” is mass censorship of anyone who questions liberal agendas – it seems to me we should choose a different form of government.

The Times article goes on and on for 1,500 more words about this fantasy story. Never do they cite a specific source that you can check or explain the process that was used to figure out all these anonymous accounts were secret Russian agents.

The NY Times used to be a big advocate of free speech. It is strange to see it now complaining that a few Russians posted some opinions on the internet.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Ken Burns, Moviemaker and Holocaust Denier

The NY Post reports:
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has sparked outrage by comparing the relocation of border crossers to idyllic Martha’s Vineyard to the rise of Nazi Germany before the horrors of the Holocaust.

The Brooklyn-born, longtime Democratic donor made the direct comparison Thursday while appearing on CNN to promote his new film, “The US and the Holocaust.”

It gets worse. Florida's Hitler also objects to public school teachers sexually grooming small kids.
“It’s like when somebody disagrees with him in Florida — like the Walt Disney Company — he punishes them,” Burns continued.

“This is not the actions of a person participating in a democratic process in which there’s an exchange of ideas.

“This is about punishing political enemies, putting on shows, political shows, political theater. And in this case, this is with the lives of human beings.”

Okay, it is an American tradition to compare politicians to Nazis and Hitler. So that is not my issue. Do your sick name-calling all you want.

I am just pointing to the division on our society today. The Democrat Party is flooding our borders with fake refugees, but get very upset of any of them get into their high-class neighborhood. And they stand for castrating your kids. If object, they call you Nazis.

An appeals court just upheld a Texas law for free speech on Facebook and Twitter. Criticism of the law is largely hased on a desire to censor Nazis and Jewish Holocaust deniers, as if these were significant.

Meanwhile, the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center is still distributing posters saying that refugees are welcome. Just not on their island, of course, where most of their housing is vacant and withheld from refugees.

Update: I watched the start of the Ken Burns documentary on PBS TV. It starts off quoting some Jewish poet about Jews being "wretched refuse". In a way, it seems anti-semitic, as it explains that no country wanted a big influx of Jews. A lot of the information is incomplete. Of course there were also wars starting all over the world. The USA was against a most other immigration also.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

New Sex-Change Medical Guidelines

The Daily Signal reports:
The organization widely considered to be the gold standard on transgender health care has removed its age recommendations for minors to receive hotly debated transgender medical interventions from its guidelines — and it won’t explain why.

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) published a correction to its Standards of Care 8th Edition this week, removing those sections on “suggested minimal ages for gender-affirming medical and surgical treatment for adolescents.”

It recommends parental consent, if possible. If not, it recommends counseling for the parents until they consent. If they still are not persuaded, then it recommends proceeding without consent.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Intellectual Roots of Wokism

This book has gotten many favorable reviews:
Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity - And Why this Harms Everybody Paperback – May 10, 2021
by Helen Pluckrose (Author), James Lindsay (Author)
Here is an author explaining in a video that the intellectual roots of Wokism are in Marxism.

Some have also commented that Wokism is a religion.

All this Marxism Wokism academic stuff is just weirdo Jewish thinking. The authors don't mention Jews, but who else believes in all that nonsense?

For more weirdo political Jew talk, see the latest Sam Harris podcast, Repairing our Country: A Conversation with Jonah Goldberg. They just seem like Jews who like to argue about politics, but have nothing to say, except contempt for the goys.

They both promised to do a lot of Trump-bashing, but they had no substantive criticisms at all.

Harris's biggest gripe was that Trump would not commit to the peaceful transfer of power. As Trump did quite literally peacefully transfer power to Joe Biden, I think he meant that Trump complains that the election was stolen.

Goldberg's biggest gripe was that Trump has bad character, by which he meant that Trump was not a Jewish mensch who obeys the Jews. Goldberg says that no one can explain Trump's good character to him.

Okay, I will explain it. Trump is dedicated to making America great again. He loves the nation, and everything he does is for the good of it. His dedication and sacrifice are beyond anyone else.

The US DoJ has told Trump, directly or indirectly, that if he will retire quietly, they will let him. But if he talks about running for President again, they will do everything in their power to frame him and his associates, and put them in jail. And yet Trump persists in doing what is right.

The title of the podcast refers to a Jewish slogan for Jews running the world. Goldberg pretends to be a conservative, and Harris pretends to be a liberal, but their real agenda is a Jewish new world order.

To find out about the Jews, you have to read other Jews:

The conservative Jewish advocacy group Zionist Organization of America has demanded that its liberal Jewish counterpart, the Anti-Defamation League, fire its CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, accusing him in a statement released on Monday of turning the organization into a hive of “woke leftism” and anti-Israel sentiment and propagandizing schoolchildren with “anti-bias” educational programs.

Citing a recent Fox News investigation, the ZOA charged the ADL with “promot[ing] far-left and critical race theory concepts such as ‘white privilege’ and ‘systemic racism’” through their educational materials, which have reportedly been taught to 1.4 million children in 1,600 schools. The group’s promotion of the ‘white privilege’ concept has already been weaponized against Jews, they point out, by none other than Greenblatt himself, who as early as 2016 was accusing American Jews of benefiting from it.

The ADL’s lesson plans, often available free of charge to cash-strapped school districts, “characterize denying white privilege as a ‘biased attitude’” and “encourage white students to view themselves as ‘oppressors,’” the ZOA claims, including by using a definition of ‘racism’ that would make it impossible for a white person to be on the receiving end of it.

Yes, Greenblatt and the ADL are anti-White.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Suspended for Quoting Black Talk in 2004

NPR Radio reports on the top sports story of the day:
The NBA announced today it's suspending Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, for one year. The league also says it's fining Sarver $10 million, the maximum permitted by NBA rules.

The punishment follows release of an independent investigation report that found Sarver, 60, "engaged in conduct that clearly violated common workplace standards, including the use of racially insensitive language, unequal treatment of female employees, sex-related statements and conduct, and harsh treatment of employees that on occasion constituted bullying."

Here is the top allegation against him, according to the law firm hired to justify the suspension:
During a 2004 meeting in connection with the recruitment of a free agent player to the Suns, Sarver told a story about his college days in Arizona in which he said the N-word in repeating what he claimed a Black person had said. Four witnesses present for the meeting offered accounts that, though slightly different from one another, directly support this finding.

As described by these witnesses, Sarver recounted an anecdote involving a Black college basketball coach or a Black student playing basketball who greeted someone using the N-word. In purporting to repeat what the person said, Sarver said the N-word.

All four witnesses recalled Sarver’s quoting of the N-word as an uncomfortable moment. ... After the meeting, one witness told Sarver he could never say the N-word, even when quoting someone else.

That last point is mentioned repeatedly to condemn Sarver. He was told that he could not quote someone else using the word, and yet he did it again several years later.

This is just racial hatred and anti-white action by the NBA and its law firm. Apparently it is okay for Blacks to use the N-word, but if a White man quotes a Black, then the White man must be punished.

The N-word is not even a racial slur anymore. Most modern uses that I have heard are like the above, and not attempts to put down Blacks at all. No one accuses Sarver of mistreating Blacks. According to the law firm, he has a record of treating Blacks very well.

We now live in a society where the power players search for examples of injustices to Blacks, but no one can find any. The NBA spent probably $2M to hire this law firm, one of the most expensive in the USA, and this is all they found.

More and more, White are treated as second-class citizens. If you say that there is a word that Blacks can use, but Whites cannot, then you are a White-hating creep.

There is even a dispute about whether an AI bot can use the word. FN Meka got very popular with rap music using the word, but was dropped by the record label because the bot was not Black enough.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Sweden Refugees are not Refugees

In case you needed more proof of the refugee racket, Breitbart reports:
A survey published this week has shown that the vast majority of “refugees” living in Sweden have vacationed in the country they fled from — though hardly any wish to ever return permanently.

The survey, which was conducted by the polling firm Novus, claims that, around 85 per cent of people living in Sweden born overseas have gone on vacation to their home country — and that among people who are supposed to be refugees the number is around 79 per cent, despite the fact they are in Sweden in the first place because they were supposedly forced to flee said home country.

Meanwhile Britain has a new king, but their real masters are now the Indians. India celebrates kicking the British out of India, but Britain is not kicking the Indians and Pakistanis out.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Malthus was Mostly Correct

Robert Zubrin writes in Quillette:
For the past 200 years, apologists for oppression have argued that human numbers, activities, and liberties must be severely constrained because there just isn’t enough to go around. Since such policies require the existence of overlords empowered to do the necessary constraining, intellectuals exposing this line of thought have never lacked sponsors.

The most influential member of this tribe was Thomas Malthus (1766–1834). An employee of the East India Company College (renamed Haileybury College in 1862), Malthus’s theory that poverty is caused by human reproduction outrunning resources provided useful justification for the brutal policies of his employer in India and allied interests in Ireland in his own time, and, as I discuss in my book Merchants of Despair, has served as the ideological foundation for most of the worst human-caused disasters over the two centuries since.

We would have had billions of starvation deaths, but for technological advances.
It was not just the Roman masses who were poor, in both body and spirit. The richest man in late Republican Rome, Crassus, never owned a map of the world, a newspaper, a piece of sheet music, or any piece of paper, for that matter. He never looked through a glass window, let alone a telescope or microscope, and so was completely unaware of the existence of either the universe of the very large or the very small. He never heard a symphony, a piano concerto, or a piano.
Thank straight White Christian men for all of those advances.
The fundamental issue is this: Are humans consumers or creators? If we are consumers, then, at some level, the Malthusian dogma must be true, and human activities and liberties must be suppressed, making tyranny necessary. But if we are creators, then our freedom to invent must be maximized, and the proper role of government must be to protect human liberty at all costs.
The creators are only about 1% of the population. They have created enough to keep all the parasites alive, so far. But many parts of the world are overpopulated, and would do better with fewer people. There are too many people in India, China, Africa, Japan, and even California. At least there are some creators in California and Japan.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Censorship Is the Refuge of the Weak

NY Times editorial:
Fights about free speech can feel rhetorical until they are not. Here’s what censorship looks like in practice: A student newspaper and journalism program in Nebraska shuttered for writing about pride month. The state of Oklahoma seeking to revoke the teaching certificate of an English teacher who shared a QR code that directed students to the Brooklyn Public Library’s online collection of banned books. A newly elected district attorney in Tennessee musing openly about jailing teachers and librarians.

In Florida today it may even be illegal for teachers to even talk about who they love or marry thanks to the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. Of course, it goes far beyond sex: The sunshine state’s Republican commissioner of education rejected 28 different math textbooks this year for including verboten content.

Acts of censorship are often tacit admissions of weakness masquerading as strength. This weakness is on full display with the imposition of so-called educational gag orders, laws which restrict the discussions of race, gender, sexuality and American history in K-12 and higher education.

Okay, but 99+% of the censorship is on the Left.

Maybe not every school, but schools all over the country teach Black Pride and LGBTQ Pride. But none allow celebrating White Pride.

If you want discussions of race in American, try American Renaissance. It is full of facts. But it has been deplatformed, and has lost its bank accounts. Here are some of its stories about anti-whiteness in the schools.

Update: This NY Post article describes how libraries have been taken over by Marxist lesbians who promote Drag Queen Story Hour.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Black Man Was Almost Arrested for Bad Behavior

I have been looking for examples of American Blacks suffering some racial injustice, but I cannot find any.

ABC News reports:

A Black pastor who was arrested in May after a neighbor reported a "suspicious person" in a yard watering flowers, said he is considering filing a racial discrimination lawsuit against his local police department.

After returning from his church's Sunday service, Pastor Michael Jennings of Childersburg, Alabama, said he was doing a neighborly deed -- watering his out-of-town neighbor's flowers on May 22, 2022 at their request -- when a woman down the street called police to report a suspicious person and car.

The neighbor who called 911 said she did not recognize Jennings at first, according to body camera footage released this week.

When responding to the call, police asked Jennings for an I.D., the video depicts.

After he refused, claiming he wasn't committing a crime, police arrested and charged Jennings for obstruction of governmental operations. ...

Harry Daniels, the pastor's attorney, said he and his co-counsel plan to file a federal discrimination lawsuit against the Childersburg Police Department on Jennings' behalf. ...

The charges against Jennings were ultimately dropped, but he said the traumatic memories still linger.

This is a national news story, and he has now filed a discrimination lawsuit.

Why didn't Jennings just explain himself, as a White man would? A neighbor identified a suspicious trespasser, and the cops were checking it out.

You are probably thinking: You don't understand because you are a White man, and you have never been hassled in the way that Blacks commonly are.

Actually, I have been hassled worse than this many times. Just in the last week, I had a police woman demand to search my house, in response to a bogus call.

In my opinion, she had no legitimate grounds for hassling me. She had no search warrant, and I was withing my constitutional rights to refuse to talk to her or cooperate.

I decided to cooperate. She was not my enemy. She was just trying to do her job. I am annoyed at the Karen who generated the bogus report.

I could tell dozens of stories of being hassled for no good reason. If this is Jennings' worst story, then I have been hassled ten times as much. Or more. Why is this jerk's whining a national story and grounds for a lawsuit, when he is treated must better than I am?

Friday, September 09, 2022

The Latest College Race Hoax

A Black opinion columnist writes in USA Today
It's something you may not have noticed. It's like QAnon. Or mass voter fraud. It's another conspiracy theory. This one? That Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson, who said she was called multiple racial slurs while playing in a game at BYU, made the entire thing up.

My email inbox has been overwhelmed with this conspiracy theory. It's grown across social media. The right wing has spent extensive time promoting it. ...

1. Say, just for argument's sake, that Rachel Richardson made up this story. You have to believe that she did knowing she was putting not just her volleyball future at risk but her college future as a student at Duke. She'd be forever tarnished as a liar. One of the worst liars.

2. You have to believe she then lied to her dad. Which is possible. Kids lie to their parents, but about this? But also...

3. You'd have to believe she would then let her father go on CNN and repeat that lie.

What the conspiracy theories essentially all come down to is one thing: no one heard Richardson being called the slur. ...

In many ways, this story is about race and how Black people have to constantly prove we're not criminals or liars. ...

Then the right wing will call it all a hoax. Again. They will call her Jussie Smollett 2.0. In fact, some already are calling her that. ...

So at this point, according to the conspiracy theorists, she's lied to her teammates. Her coaches. The BYU coaches. The BYU athletic director. The police. Her godmother. Her father. The world because of her statement. ESPN. Then allowed her father to lie to a CNN audience.

YTes, that is more likely than that there was loud racial taunting throughout the game, but none of the other players, staff, 5000 live fans, 1000s more TV audience, or anyone else heard it.

You could say that it is not in her interests to make up a story like that, but you could say that about Jussie Smollett also.

Another possibility is that she is delusional, and does not know whether it happened or not.

Update: The NY Times reports:

The school apologized to a spectator it had banned from its sporting events and said it could not corroborate a Duke player’s accusations of racial heckling. Duke said it stood by its players, “especially when their character is called into question.”
In other words, it is a hoax and no one will admit it.

Nobody can find any actual examples of Blacks suffering racial discrimination. All they can find is an example of a crazy Black women who claims that she suffered racist taunts throught a college volleyball match. Probably with the N-word, but no one wants to say.

The trouble is that no one else heard the taunts. The other players, guards, officials, and fans did not hear them. The game was recorded and televised, and the records show no taunted.

And yet it is a national news story that this Black girl claims to be offended.

What I get 08t 0f this is that the news media, and college officials, are really for stories about Blacks suffering some racial discrimination. So eager that they look long and hard for a story, and accept the most wildly implausible stories.

Duke is famous for its supposedly racist boys lacrosse team, but all that turned out to be a giant hoax. No sensible person would have believed it, but it was a huge story for about a year.

The NY Times published this correction:

Published Aug. 27, 2022
Updated Sept. 15, 2022

Update: After an investigation, B.Y.U. said on Sept. 9 that it had found no evidence of racial slurs and apologized to the fan it had barred. Duke said it was standing by its players.

No, a student newspaper proved to BYU that it never happened. The match was video recorded. Everyone there said it did not happen. Duke is lying.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

People were Unfit to Become Citizens

From a Reason op-ed:
Between 1901 and 1904, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a series of cases, collectively known as the Insular Cases, which asked whether the Constitution should fully apply to the residents of Puerto Rico and other territories recently acquired by the U.S. after its victory in the Spanish-American War. The Court held that the Constitution did not fully apply in those U.S.-held territories.

The Insular Cases have been severely criticized — then and now — for being the product of racist and imperialist thinking. The legal scholar Walter F. Pratt Jr., author of The Insular Cases: The Role of the Judiciary in American Expansionism, described the legal arguments involved as "largely racially motivated," since the Court effectively held that "the people of the new territories were unfit to become citizens."

A similar criticism of the Insular Cases was recently voiced by Justice Neil Gorsuch, who argued that "the Insular Cases have no foundation in the Constitution and rest instead on racial stereotypes. They deserve no place in our law."

Gorsuch's characterization is apt. Take the case Dorr v. United States (1904), which asked whether the constitutional right to trial by jury should exist in the Philippines. The Court said no, observing that "the uncivilized parts of the archipelago were wholly unfitted to exercise the right of trial by jury."

In other words, it was racism and imperialism in the guise of a Supreme Court opinion.

Gorsuch also added his voice to those calling for the Insular Cases to be wiped off the books. "The time has come to recognize that the Insular Cases rest on a rotten foundation," Gorsuch wrote. "And I hope the day comes soon when the Court squarely overrules them."

It is funny how no one wants to say whether those ugly racial stereotypes are correct.

The Phillipines and other countries have been free to adopt an American style political and judicial system, if they wanted. Why should the USA impose one? They are not Americans. Imposing White American systems on them seems like racist imperialist thinking on the part of Gorsuch and other legal scholars.

This article implies that it was conventional wisdom that the non-English speaking islanders were unfit to become USA citizens. It does not explain whether the reasons were language, geography, race, culture, education, or whatever, nor does it make any attempt to rebut the reasoning. I infer that the authors concede that the islanders were unfit to become citizens, although perhaps some people were politically motivated to make them citizens anyway.

Democracy only works in a nation with a cohesive citizenry that votes for the common good. Too much diversity destroys it.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

BIPOCs Take Over Britain

Reuters reports:
The new British Prime Minister Liz Truss has selected a cabinet where for the first time a white man will not hold one of the country's four most important ministerial positions.

Truss appointed Kwasi Kwarteng – whose parents came from Ghana in the 1960s – as Britain's first Black finance minister while James Cleverly is the first Black foreign minister.

Cleverly, whose mother hails from Sierra Leone and whose father is white, has in the past spoken about being bullied as a mixed-race child and has said the party needs to do more to attract Black voters.

Suella Braverman, whose parents came to Britain from Kenya and Mauritius six decades ago, succeeds Priti Patel as the second ethnic minority home secretary, or interior minister, where she will be responsible for police and immigration. ...

The growing diversity is in part thanks to a push by the Conservative Party in recent years to put forward a more varied set of candidates for parliament.

British governments have until a few decades ago been made up of mostly white men. It took until 2002 for Britain to appoint its first ethnic minority cabinet minister when Paul Boateng was appointed chief secretary to the Treasury.

Rishi Sunak, whose parents came from India, was Kwarteng's predecessor in the finance job and the runner-up to Truss in the leadership context.

This is from the Conservative Party. A Leftist party would have had more LGBT tokens.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

A Sideways Triangle is a Triangle

Today's NY Times Mini Crossword has the clue:
Button with a sideways triangle
Ihe answer is "Play", of course, but what do they think that a triangle is?

Schools teach triangles, starting in kindergarten, and I am pretty sure no one teaches that a triangle has to be oriented in a particular way in order to qualify as a triangle.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Jewish Columnist Finds Real America

Wash. Post columnist Max Boot writes:
I’ve been feeling very blue this summer. Oh, I don’t mean I’m depressed — I’ve been having a ball. But I’ve been spending time in some of the most liberal enclaves in America: first Martha’s Vineyard (where former President Barack Obama has a house), then Provincetown, Mass., an LGBTQ mecca where pride flags are ubiquitous. I even took my step-kids to a drag show. (Don’t tell Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis!)
The rest is behind a paywall, so I don't know the point to taking his step-kids to a drag show.

Here is someone who read it, and says he promotes Replacement Theory.

Sunday, September 04, 2022

Pardon the J6 Demostrators

Slate reports that history supports Trump pardons:
On Thursday, former President Donald Trump told conservative radio host Wendy Bell that if he were to return to the Oval Office he would grant pardons and also apologize to participants in the January 6 [demostration]. ...

The thought that presidents might use their pardon power to pardon insurrectionists was first raised in 1788 by Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton discussed this possibility to bolster his argument that the pardon power should be lodged solely in the president and that the occupant of that office should have maximum leeway in exercising it.

In the Federalist Papers he argued explicitly that the president’s clemency power should extend even to what he called “the crime of treason.”

Hamilton wrote that

the principal argument for reposing the power of pardoning in this case to the Chief Magistrate is this: in seasons of insurrection or rebellion, there are often critical moments, when a well-timed offer of pardon to the insurgents or rebels may restore the tranquility of the commonwealth; and which, if suffered to pass unimproved, it may never be possible afterwards to recall.
Indeed, it didn’t take long for Hamilton’s 1788 endorsement of the use of clemency in times of rebellion and insurrection to materialize. In fact, the very first presidential pardon was issued by George Washington in 1795 to men who had been convicted of treason for their participation in Pennsylvania’s Whiskey Rebellion. These rebels had taken up arms to resist the federal government’s plan to impose excise taxes on whiskey. ...

To take two other examples, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued 64 pardons for war-related offences, including conspiracy, treason, rebellion, holding an office under the Confederacy, and aiding the rebels; and, in an 1868 Christmas Day pardon, his successor Andrew Johnson issued a blanket amnesty to all Confederate soldiers.

Following Hamilton’s maxim, Johnson explained that he hoped this act would “renew and fully restore confidence and fraternal feeling among the whole, and their respect for and attachment to the national [e.g., federal] government, designed by its patriotic founders for the general good.”

The vast majority of the J6 protesters were peacefully demanding that proper election procedures be followed. They were patriots, not criminals.

Pres. Biden made it clear in his speech last week that he is carrying on a war against MAGA Republicans. He will use the US DoJ and anything else to damage his political enemies.

Yahoo News reports:

President Biden’s fiery speech in Philadelphia denouncing former President Donald Trump and what he described as “extreme MAGA ideology” has sparked online calls for violence, including death threats against the president, according to documents obtained by Yahoo News. ...

During Biden’s speech, four current U.S. domestic counterterrorism officials told Yahoo News they were concerned the president’s words would further divide the nation and lead to increased threats against government and law enforcement officials.

“I fear he is lighting a fuse that is not going to go well,” one senior Biden counterterrorism official said. “Sadly this is not a united speech but a very divisive one.”

I think that Biden is looking to start a Civil War.

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Tom Brady's Wife Wants Out

I have occasionally posted how the world's most desirable husbands are not good enough for their wives.

Yahoo reports:

Some celebrity relationship drama heading into the weekend: Page Six is out here reporting that Tom Brady and Gisele B√ľndchen are in the middle of an "epic fight" about his decision to "un-retire" from the NFL, and they're reporting that she's left the family compound in Tampa for a trip to Costa Rica.

“Tom and Gisele are in a fight right now,” one source told the outfit, while another added “There’s been trouble in the marriage over his decision to un-retire. Gisele has always been the one with the kids. They had agreed he would retire to focus on the family, then he changed his mind.” Meanwhile, a third anon source claimed the couple have a "fiery relationship" and that "Gisele is a bit hot-headed."

One of Page Six's fleet of sources also notes that after Tom un-retired, Gisele also went back to work. “It’s almost like Gisele was like, ‘Well, if you’re going to keep playing, so will I," the source said. "She’s resentful that Tom is still the football superstar.”

This is mind-boggling. She marries the world's most successful football player, and then complains that he likes to play football.

If Tom Brady is not good enough for his 42-year-old wife, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Update: Andrew Anglin advises:

Yes – 45 is a regular age the woman decides to leave, often with no signs at all until a few weeks before (which is why all these guys on the internet saying “oh I’m married and it’s fine, you just need to man up” are so full of shit).

I always give lists of men who can’t keep their wives from leaving them.

I list off:

Johnny Depp (#1 global sex symbol)
Brad Pitt (#2 global sex symbol)
Jeff Bezos (richest man in the world)
Vladimir Putin (most powerful man in the world)
Kanye West (best-selling artist ever)
Alex Jones (best-informed infowarrior)

And many others.

People come to me saying they know how to keep a woman. And it’s like “bro, if you had that information, you could have sold it to him for any amount less than $38 billion.” Bezos was forced to pay his bitch wife $38 billion. If you had the secret knowledge, he could have paid you $35 billion, and come out $3 billion up.

But these people will say that “oh, those men weren’t alpha enough.” I think it’s hard to say Vladimir Putin isn’t alpha, but okay. They will also say “oh, those men weren’t pious enough.” I’m pretty sure Putin is also pious, but okay.

No one can say that Tom Brady isn’t both totally alpha and totally pious. He had the perfect family, was the nicest guy, was ultra rich, the most famous athlete of a generation, was totally Christian and conservative – and here he is.

Update: Hillary Clinton is still formally married, and says that the gutsied thing she ever did was to stay married to the President of the USA. That should have been the easiest. She always gives the impression that her husband is not really good enough for her, but her political ambitions require that Bill be her husband.

Friday, September 02, 2022

Obstruction should not be a Crime

The news is filled with stories about how the Biden administration is trying to charge Donald Trump with obstruction of justice. This is always a phony charge, and shows that no serious crimes are involved.
Obstruction of justice, in United States jurisdictions, is an act that involves unduly influencing, impeding, or otherwise interfering with the justice system, especially the legal and procedural tasks of prosecutors, investigators, or other government officials. Common law jurisdictions other than the United States tend to use the wider offense of perverting the course of justice.
Prominent examples include Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Martha Stewart, Barry Bonds, Scooter Libby, and the J6 Capitol protestors. All bogus.

Real crimes are defined by the elements of the crime that must be proved for a conviction. For example:

Fraud covers any act undertaken by a party to the contract or with his complicity, intending to deceive the other party or to induce him to enter into a contract. The essential elements of fraud are:

  • Wilful representation or assertion which is false. Nevertheless, keeping silence would be considered as fraud or deliberately hiding a fact will also be considered as fraud.
  • Representation is made about a fact.
  • Representation or statement is made prior to the conclusion of the contract so as to instigate a party to act upon it.
  • The party making the representation is having the prior knowledge that it was not true or not having the belief in its truth or carelessly as to whether it is true or false.
  • The other party to the contract must have instigated and acted accordingly upon the assertion.
  • The other party must have trusted on the assertion made and got deceived, as a result of which they suffered a loss.
  • There is nothing like this for obstruction. It just means doing anything that the prosecutors do not like.

    This is not the first time Trump's enemies accused him of obstruction. The Mueller Report listed 10+ examples of supposed obstruction, and efforts to impeach him have often mentioned obstruction.

    The charges are all bogus. Obstruction became popular by Nixon-haters, but that was bogus also. They could never find any evidence that Nixon had any advance knowledge of the Watergate break-in, so they accused him of not being fully cooperative with prosecutors and inquisitors.

    People didn't like Bonds because he broke Babe Ruth's record. They could never prove that he did anything illegal, or even against the rules of Baseball, so they charged him with obstruction.

    Pres. Biden ranted last night about how Donald Trump was a threat to Democracy. But if he prosecutes his chief political rival for obstruction, it will be the most undemocratic thing any USA President has done since Reconstruction.

    Thursday, September 01, 2022

    School Consultant Favors Overruling Parents

    A Califonria weekly reports:
    The review is part of a two-year $13,200 contract with the Phoenix-based company, and is the result of group listening sessions, interviews and data provided by SVUSD. ...

    The Inclusion Counts report found that SVUSD’s community is “polarized” about the need for diversity improvements. It noted that while some parents offered support, others threatened lawsuits.

    School staff shared that families wanted to—and can—opt out of reading “books about diverse populations and people,” the consultant said; it urged SVUSD to reexamine this policy.

    “This is not to say that parents should have no influence over how their children are taught,” the report states. “However, when a parent’s desire to inculcate a particular worldview denies the child exposure to diverse ideas, perspectives and values, public schools and educators must remain firm in their approach.” ...

    Scotts Valley is hampered by the fact that, while the community is upper-middle class, its school district does not get that much money from the state, relative to other districts. That’s due to a quirk of the funding formula used to divide education cash.

    So a broke California school district hires an out-of-state consultant to tell them to overrule the parents' wishes, and force-feed the students with anti-white brainwashing?

    It is a myth that rich White public school districts have more money.`Poor non-white districts get more.