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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Criminal Vigilantism

 

Vigilantism is much in the news these days.

Depending on the definition you choose, vigilantism may or may not be inherently illegal. Concerned citizens standing in front of a jailhouse to prevent a lynching, as depicted in To Kill a Mockingbird for example, would be performing a completely legal kind of vigilantism by some definitions. Usually, however, the implication of vigilantism, and particularly of “vigilante justice,” is that citizens are taking it upon themselves to act as judge, jury, and, occasionally, executioner in order to impose their idea of justice — and doing so illegally.

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I know it seems inexcusable now, but 1977 was another era. I deeply regret any pain I may have caused. I fully acknowledge my ignorance of other people’s truth. I will redouble my efforts to restore broken trust. Okay, now here’s what really happened. As a teen caught up in a frenzy of inspiration, I […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Smoke Signaling

 

In A Conflict of Visions, Thomas Sowell discusses in great detail the underlying belief systems that manifest themselves as modern conservative and leftist ideologies. Among the most significant is that conservatives emphasize results in determining a policy’s value whereas leftists emphasize the motives behind whatever politician or policy. Thus, when discussing a policy failure like the War on Poverty, the leftist defense will often reflect a variation of “at least we tried to do the right thing (even if it made things worse)”, but Republicans can be dismissed out of hand because they don’t care as much as Democrats do.

You will repeatedly see Democrats deemphasize the likely tangible results of a given policy in favor of the noble goals whatever policy is meant to push forward, and how much the policy’s proponents care. Likewise, they portray our motivations as deriving almost entirely from evil instincts like hate and greed, thus framing out of the discussion whatever might result from what we advocate. Our rotten hearts alone merit dismissing whatever we have to say.

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Our country is now being governed, not by laws, but by fear*. Most of us seem to be afraid to stand up to the bullies being presented in the news, and with good reason. We can all be found via the Internet (damn you, Gore!). Our homes, our workplaces, where our children go to school; […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. There Is a Better Way to Oppose White Supremacists

 

A black man has devoted his life to befriending KKK members. His friendship has persuaded many people to leave the organization. This is what effective resistance to white supremacy looks like. People who go at it with clubs and rocks are just looking to make violence.

Daryl Davis has a unique hobby.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Show Me The Money

 

Senator Beauregard Sessions had just been sworn in when the man next to me jumped up and started screaming.

Up until that point, the man had seemed like any normal American, awaiting testimony in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room in his freshly ironed KKK white gown and hood, which he told me was the late Democrat West Virginia Senator Robert C. Byrd’s signature “Kleagle” model.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for November 15, 2016 it’s the Primal Scream edition of the podcast with your hosts, radio host Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa. After six days we are all still screaming! Some scream for Donald Trump, some scream at Donald Trump and some scream, unaccountably, for ice cream.

This week on the podcast we will talk about more fallout from the election – from the enthusiastic protests of professional troublemakers and precious snowflakes to the promises, promises of Lena Durham and fellow travelers to leave the United States (don’t let the door hit you on the way out!); from the new odd couple in the White House – of course I am talking about Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon – to the nation’s courageous mayors who are reaffirming their commitment to stand in the schoolhouse doors and prevent the enforcement of Federal Law. We’ll talk about marches by the KKK that aren’t and Mike’s plan to use the purse strings of scientific research to force universities to ensure that their janitors and gardeners are all legal U.S. residents.

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Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has the support of the KKK. But she admires Margaret Sanger, who was a eugenicist who created Planned Parenthood in order to kill black babies. Also, a Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan endorsed Clinton recently, which makes sense because the KKK was founded by Democrats. Sanger gave a […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Trump Campaign and a White Supremacist Blogger

 

EdwardsThe Guardian is reporting that the Trump campaign provided VIP access to James Edwards of Political Cesspool and Donald Trump, Jr. has granted a radio interview with Edwards, who was permitted to broadcast from within a VIP area at a recent Trump event. From the article:

Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of the Republican presidential frontrunner and one of his political surrogates, has granted a 20-minute radio interview to a prominent white supremacist who broadcasts what has been dubbed as “the primary radio nexus of hate in America”.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The White Hot Rage of Bernie Sanders

 

enhanced-buzz-27606-1374157301-26Surrounded by tens of supporters, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for the White House Tuesday. Though his entry has been rumored for months, the very old, very white socialist shocked observers by delivering the most searing indictment of Obama’s America that has ever been carried on basic cable.

Looking grimly upon six years of Obama’s failed leadership, Sanders characterized the United States as a Hobbesian hellscape run by greedy oligarchs, double-dealing pols, and shadowy special interests. Delivering his speech in a state that is only one percent African-American, the white-haired, pink-skinned 73-year-old angrily denounced an America that has passed him by.

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