Tag: BLM

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What is happening to local law enforcement? @roderic posted on the number of police chiefs who have resigned across the country, as well as the police officers who are leaving in droves. The incompetent City Councils and mayors are making it impossible for these men and women to do their jobs; no one can blame […]

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There will be a backlash against BLM/Antifa rioting, looting, and vandalism.  In fact, it has already started.  Here is one of the first volleys: The Justice Department determined that Yale has discriminated against “racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular Asian American and White applicants” who are “domestic non-transfer” students. This discrimination is “long-standing and ongoing.” Preview […]

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The Democratic talking point that the riots are happening in “Trump’s America,” isn’t going to be laughable forever. It’s laughable now because it’s obvious that Democratic mayors and governors are allowing it to happen and refusing help from the President. Add to that what they are doing to their own police. Preview Open

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I haven’t encountered much violence in my life. But, I have seen it up close twice. As a news editor in Henryetta, Oklahoma (The Daily Free-Lance) in the mid-1970s, I used to ride along with Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on my day off (Monday). Quite the experience. The speed traps were always fun, but that’s […]

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The American Meltdown

 

Police confront rioters, South Portland, OR, Aug. 20.

It’s now a common trope to claim that the United States is so deeply racist that massive structural changes are needed in how government and private institutions operate. That dangerous claim has gained exceptional influence at all levels of education—from elementary school to graduate-level programs. But this idea rests on a wholly misguided understanding of the facts on the ground.

It is surely correct to mourn the death of any individual, regardless of cause. But it is also imperative not to make false causal accusations, as protesters have done, by attributing the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans to entrenched police brutality and institutional racism. It is not just activists who make this claim. It also our governing organizations. The New Jersey Educational Association uses the Black Lives Matter banner to advocate a major reformation of the education system: “It is impossible to see the video of [Floyd] being strangled under the knee of a police officer in broad daylight on a public street and not be disgusted, horrified, angry, [and] sad.”

Losing More Friends

 

I have (or used to have) two close friends who dislike Trump.  One dislikes him, the other has full-blown Trump Derangement Syndrome.

  1. My friend who lives in Santa Monica refuses to discuss BLM with me.  He is not black.  He is a citizen of Canada who was born in Sarajevo and has lived in California since 2003.  He has Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  2. The second friend grew up in Orange County (which used to be a GOP region in California) and now lives in a suburb of Portland.

Neither one refuses to denounce the rioting of BLM and Antifa.

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I just got back from a walk on the Chicago lakefront where I saw a sad scene. A young black man had decided to go swimming, slipped on the slippery sidewalk covered in algae, and hit his head. He made a help signal and people on the shore called 911. Then he disappeared under the […]

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Everything in the BLM movement calls on whites to change, to pay reparations, to examine themselves, and to accuse themselves of wrong doing.  Only if whites do this, according to BLM, along with more favoritism in hiring and college admissions, will black and brown people be saved.  BLM seems to say that the way things […]

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The Real Baltimore

 

Kim Klacik is a Republican running for Congress in Baltimore, and she has a few things to say. Warning: pearl clutchers should have pearls handy before watching this campaign ad:

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What’s wrong with people? This really makes me angry. I just heard today the city council voted to allow BLM murals to be painted on streets, not just in my city, but in my neighborhood. A couple of weeks ago I pass my polling place on an afternoon walk. I thought it was illegal to […]

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Some Monsters Are Real

 

In Full Metal Jacket, the doorgunner, responding to the question of how someone could kill a child, says that it’s easy. “You just don’t lead them as much.” Perhaps black comedy is emblematic of the debacle that was Vietnam, but the line for me has always shown such a callous disregard for the life of children that it’s a movie I will never watch again. Once was more than enough. Killing children should never be the point of any joke.

After I got out of the Army, I became a respiratory therapist. In that role, I got to meet the Grim Reaper on a daily basis. When I heard “Code Blue,” I ran to wherever that loss of cardiopulmonary activity was reported and did my best to wrest back that life from the great beyond. We were successful about 30% of the time. When God calls, no one gets to put Him on hold.

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Black Lives Matter the organization and the movement are different the reason being the organization advocates for dreadful proclamations such as, “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children […]

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Black Christianity

 

Black Christianity again shows what it takes to show a spine. After my piece on Denzel Washington and Anthony Mackie, and after Terry Crews, another brave black man refuses to subscribe to BLM, this time a young NBA player, Jonathan Isaacs, and again it’s in the name of the Gospel–he says, black lives matter and all lives matter. This is now a question — everyone else knelt during the anthem, everyone else had a BLM shirt. A quick transformation of elite America became Kaepernick was a scandal. Everyone with a camera pointed at him seems to be a coward these days. It’s funny… We should stand up and support these brave men. God bless you, Jonathan Isaacs!

BLM Is a Marxist, Racist Fraud

 

They claim to be fighting for “social justice,” “black liberation,” and “black sovereignty.” Although it’s unclear how we would know when those goals are met, they promise to “burn down the system” if they don’t achieve success. But black Americans already enjoy full legal equality and civil rights protected by law. Polls reveal that police are well regarded by 70 percent of minority community members. Charges of excessive black deaths at the hands of police have been statistically debunked many times.

So what’s really going on here? BLM was founded by proud Marxists with the avowed intent of spreading Marxist ideology. In a 2015 interview, co-founder Patrice Cullors broke the code, stating “myself and Alicia [Garza] in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.” Nothing said or done since would provide cause for doubt.

Many well-intentioned Americans buy the notion that BLM is a populist movement dedicated to combatting police brutality against blacks and promoting the welfare of the black underclass. But Marxism is an ideology devoted to the destruction of democratic capitalism and the eventual triumph of the proletariat.

Insurrection Derangement Syndrome, Richmond

 

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney

The mayor believes white supremacists infiltrated the rioters to sow violence and disorder

Reading from the report by WTVR CBS Richmond: I present for your consideration, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney. Mayor Stoney and his police have enjoyed relative peace compared to their fellows in Portland and Seattle. Nevertheless, on Saturday night and into Sunday morning a crowd estimated at hundreds and exhibiting a familiar proclivity for assault vigorously rioted and looted in Richmond in familiar fashion.

Mayor Stoney did not follow the path blazed by other mayors and deny the damage and insult. Pretending that rioting did not happen and sending photographers out to take pictures of areas not visited by rioters to support a false narrative that is belied frequently by videos on the Internet, honest and concerned news stations, and video screened at White House press briefings to corrupt denialists. Mayor Stoney and his police did make six arrests, two resulting in felony charges for assaulting officers. In addition, the police chief is aggressively soliciting any witnesses or video evidence that might be used to bring more charges.

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Portland is in election season, Mayor Ted Wheeler, who was just clocked by a bottle thrown by peaceful protesters (by his own description) is campaigning against Sarah Iannarone, who styles herself Mayor Antifa. Good government is not on the ballot this season. 55 days into unchecked rioting under his watch, I became curious as to […]

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I’ve never read The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, so I read it last Saturday. When I got past the history lesson about how and why it was written, and settled into the meat of it, a few expletives started to fly. If life seems as if it’s evolving quickly into something […]

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