This is the antifa professor who tweeted out how it was a privilege to teach “future dead cops.” In addition to dead cops, his turn-ons include, socialist revolution, extreme bondage, and being beaten up by a rough dominatrix.
The good news coming out of Houston is how people of all races and creeds have been coming together to help each other out. There have been some truly heroic rescues and sacrifices. Most of us are rightfully proud when people come together this way.
Disaster scientists have repeatedly punctured the myth, perpetuated by Hollywood and the media, that cataclysm awakens our worst selves. Rather, disruptive events loosen our mores just enough to permit new kinds of compassion ….
[Their] findings put a frame around the cooperative society that has lately emerged in Houston: It is a beautiful anomaly, a liquid note of silver momentarily liberated from its sheath of rust.
It’s a left-wing thing, if you see people feeling good about something, you have to tell them why they really should be bitter, ashamed, and angry about it… and everything else… all the time… forever.
And I bet that line about “a liquid note of silver momentarily liberated from its sheath of rust” really impressed her sophomore year creative writing class.
The U.S. Civil War killed or maimed huge numbers of people – as a proportion of how many people were alive, then. I’m told that, for two generations after the war, you would walk down the street in almost any U.S. city and see veterans missing an arm or leg, or women who were veterans’ widows.
After the war, the point of statues on both sides was to remember the sacrifice of those who had fallen. Both sides were American. Both fought because they thought they had a point.
The war was not about slavery until 1863 (well into it). The South fought to preserve the States against an encroaching central government. They lost – only after President Lincoln claimed a moral high ground, by finally making it a war to end the evil of slavery. Before then, in 1861 and 1862, the constitutional issues were primary and the South had a point. In short, they were not evil for fighting. They were Americans, fighting from a place of moral conviction (however mistaken).
The point of the Confederate monuments is to remember all that. The people whom you oppose so deeply are fellow Americans and they often (not always) come from a place of moral conviction (however mistaken).
It follows that the real effect of removing the Confederate monuments is to forget all that. Removal makes a statement that only one side matters: Your side, membership in which gives you the right to spit upon, and eventually to erase, your fellow Americans.
Whether a particular city or college or State should keep monument X is a local issue, that I won’t have an opinion on. But the overall push to remove the Confederate monuments is disturbing: it’s a push for ignorance and incivility. Forgetting the past, that’s the ignorance. And having only one side matter (yours) – that’s the incivility.
So, lefties: Be careful what you ask for. I will leave you with Charles Barkley’s perspective:
At the Free Speech Rally in Boston yesterday, Alt Left protestors apparently assaulted an older woman who did nothing but hold an American flag. (I’m not sure if this was before or after the rally was officially shut down.)
Truly, we live in a time of insanity and mass hysteria – from the Left.
- After eight years of President Obama, tens of millions of lefties thought that they understood reality; their view was inherently right and destined to prevail; their self-indulgent behaviors had, you know, Left-Wing Privilege. They thought they were the cool kids.
- The election of President Trump – I mean, the very fact of it – stands as a massive rebuke and disproof. The lefties’ view might not be right and destined; at the very least, the world doesn’t work the way they thought it did and won’t automatically accept their excesses.
- These millions of people are unable to handle being rebuked or disproven (or not the cool kids).
- Rather than accept any correction to their views or behavior, these people are more unhinged than ever: mis-perceiving reality, saying and believing and doing desperate things, and egging each other on.
What happens next? One of two things. Either
- They’ll win – their mass tantrums will work – they’ll pull off a left-wing coup d’etat, ending what is left of the Constitution and Free Speech. Basically, America goes Commie. (Because anyone who would ever oppose that must be a Nazi.) Or,
- They’ll lose – they’ll provoke an even greater backlash (greater than electing Trump) in favor of America, the Constitution, and Free Speech under the Rule of Law. Basically, they’ll be facing years of therapy (and a few of them, jail).
Either way, it’s rough times for the rest of us. Under possibility 1, we lose totally. Under possibility 2, we win – but will have to put up with years of nonsense.
If you’re with the Alt Left Media, you’re outraged – outraged! – that anyone would compare the Alt Left to neo-Nazis. Because “One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.” (Mitt Romney, lying for them)
In the real world, it’s different. Recent example: Alt Left injures reporter, then blames the reporter.
Antifa protesters assaulted a reporter filming in Richmond, Va., on Sunday night, and later defiantly blamed him for the attack on their Facebook page.
The unnamed reporter at WTVR CBS 6 was filming the marchers, who were protesting a monument to Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart, when he was hit with a blunt object, WTVR reports. The protesters believed they could stop him from filming by “denying consent” even though they were in public, and video shows them blocking his iPhone camera before striking him in the back of the head…
An ambulance took the reporter to a hospital where he received four staples in his head…
According to the Antifa Seven Hills, the marchers were the real victims of the reporter who was “perpetuating rape culture” by ignoring their “denial of consent.”…
Antifa also argued that his presence as a white man was suspect…
“Due to the intensity and context of this time people are very scared of white men running full speed at them with iPhones as this is the exact behavior of a white supremacist [ed: or a responsible law enforcement officer]…,” Antifa Seven Hills wrote…
Antifa argued that the media does not have a right to report on them in ways they do not consent to.
Hey, Antifa: If you’re doing a public protest, by that action alone, you consent to be filmed. Too late to “deny consent”.
The media told us that, if Trump were President, reporters would be in danger! There it is…from the Left.
A quick search did not show this story covered on CNN, NYT, WaPo or any big-time outlet.
- Missouri State Senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, calls for Trump’s assassination. To their credit, leading Missouri Democrats have called for her resignation. But she refuses.
- A bust of President Lincoln is burned in Chicago. Locals say that locals did it, back on July 4. To his shame, a Chicago Democrat alderman now blames Trump via a fanciful tale of outside white extremists doing it.
- Alt Left website, Vice, calls for the destruction of Mt. Rushmore.
- Numerous Confederate monuments are attacked or destroyed.
Remember, these monuments were put up to heal the vast wounds of the Civil War, making a statement that both sides were American and had fought well, with history worth remembering. To pull them down is to take a stand against national healing – and against America. Pat Buchanan is scathing about it:
Two years ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the giant statues of Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson on Richmond’s Monument Avenue “parts of our heritage.” After Charlottesville, New York-born-and-bred McAuliffe, entertaining higher ambitions, went full scalawag, demanding the statues be pulled down as “flashpoints for hatred, division and violence.”
Who hates the statues, Terry? Who’s going to cause the violence? Answer: The Democratic left whom Terry must now appease.
Baltimore’s Taliban left removed all of the city’s Confederate Monuments last night. A city spokesmen said they will all be destroyed. Yeah, that should solve Baltimore’s violent gang problem.
So, where does it end? And when do the book burnings start?
If you missed it: last weekend, beloved left-wing Sharia advocate Linda Sarsour called for “jihad” (her word) against President Trump.
The Left promptly fell over themselves, not to denounce her use of the term; but rather to denounce anyone so bigoted as to think that the word could have a violent connotation.
Sarsour provided the necessary fig leaf, by bracketing her call for jihad with blather about how Peaceful Mohammed was totes about Speaking Truth To Power. But imagine if, during the Obama administration, a far-right Christian activist – the type who advocates Christian Reconstruction, say, and who had excused an abortion clinic bombing – had called defiantly for “holy war” against President Obama. The Left would have called for that activist’s imprisonment.
We live in a world, remember, where the Left thinks that using a crosshairs metaphor in your election advertising is direct incitement to violence; as is an Internet joke (meme) in which a corporate logo is being pounded on.
But calling for “holy war”? (which is what “jihad” means) No problem…provided the call is left-wing and/or Islamist; that is, directed against America, its President and/or the Right. Once more, Islam and the Left are allies.
With America’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, another piece of the puzzle is in place. I think I’m getting a Big Picture.
For a myriad of reasons – economic, financial, demographic – we have been moving into a multi-polar world. As opposed to a world where the U.S. is the one, super-wealthy super-power.
Like an oncoming glacier, the shift is very slow – but unstoppable. I’ve been contemplating it for years – and sometimes discussing it on the blog, as in my old posts (that I keep meaning to update) on the gradual decline of the U.S. dollar as the world’s central currency.
Trump is ahead of this shift, and left-wingers are behind it.
Despite their anti-American attitudes and railing against “white supremacy”, left-wingers take great comfort in the idea that the U.S. is the world’s one, super-wealthy super-power. In many a discussion, when I’ve tried to warn a liberal friend how policy X must inevitably undermine the U.S. position in the world, he or she smirks – yes, smirks – and says “But we will always be on top, because of reason Y.” (We have the best military, the best universities or tech research, Hollywood / the most seductive culture, control of the Internet or SWIFT payment system, whatever.)
I think their belief is basically infantile.
- The child needs to fantasize that the parent is super-capable and benevolent and will always be there for her, no matter what.
- And a malicious / narcissistic child fantasizes about being able to dish out endless tantrums and torture on the parent – without damaging the child’s life in any way.
Likewise, the left-winger needs to fantasize that the U.S. will always be the one, super-wealthy Super Mommy And Daddy – no matter how many rocks, bombs or burdens they (the left-wingers) throw at the U.S.
Which brings us to the Paris climate accord. It doesn’t do much of anything good. Just a couple big, bad things.
- Uphold left-wing fetishes – environmental extremism, statism, globalism – thus demonstrating leftie supremacy; and
- Drain the U.S. of wealth – in the form of payments for the Green Climate Fund, tens of billions of new aid to India and other countries, even more burdens on industry and U.S. energy, etc.
Withdrawing from the Paris agreement is so upsetting to left-wingers because it reverses both of those. Now, what is Trump’s rationale for withdrawing?
- He thinks the U.S. is already responsible environmentally, and will continue to be.
- He thinks we need to think a bit more about ourselves. We need to mine our own coal. We need to bring back manufacturing jobs. We need to NOT pay into the Green Climate Fund, billions of new aid to India, etc.
- Meanwhile, the agreement lets China, India and even Europe burn coal and increase their CO2 emissions. That makes no sense. The agreement puts the U.S. at a senseless disadvantage.
Trump’s actions are consistent with, and helpful in, a multi-polar world where the U.S. stops being the Supreme Mommy and Daddy and instead, “gets real” about what the U.S. needs in order to be a good place to live for U.S. people.
He said it in January – “America First” – and now he’s carrying it out. That, and restoring the Constitution (at least a little). Because withdrawing from Paris de-fuses a constitutional bomb. (As will ending the Obamacare insurance-buying mandate, when they finally get around to that.)
Leftie reactions are telling: It’s the end of the world, the U.S. has “resigned as leader of the free world”, Germany’s Angela Merkel now leads the free world, etc. It’s exactly the tantrum you would expect them to throw – if they had an infantile attachment to an idea of the U.S. as the one, super-wealthy Super Mommy and Daddy, upon whom they could inflict any torture or burden that they pleased.
Trump is turning out to be the Bad Mouth Man who will end it, at least partly. And that’s good.
San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem and has justified it stating that he — like the Hijab-Wearing Olympic Islamist — thinks America is a racist country unworthy of his respect.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media
Says the guy with the nine-figure contract sitting on a bench surrounded by millionaire black athletes.
Judging from the comments (not so much at the link, but at this site and other outlets covering the story), his supporters are defending him because his actions are ‘Free Speech.” The NFL is defending him on the same basis: “ In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”
And, of course, what he did is free speech. But do you think he would be receiving the support of the NFL and leftists generally if he had said “Marriage is only between a man and woman,” or “If people are in this country illegally, they should be deported?”
Provided the lie advances a left-wing narrative, of course.
Remember that thing last week that was such a much bigger deal than Hillary’s influence peddling and pathological lying? That thing where some US Olympic swimmer said that some men claiming to be police pulled guns on them and tried to rob them? And the Brazilian police said, “No, the ugly Americans vandalized one of our beautiful Brazilian gas station men’s rooms and made up the story about armed robbery.”
And remember how our media talking heads waved the story as an exampled of how our athletes “typified the stereotype of the ugly American abroad.”
Ryan Lochte and the US Olympic Swim Team were probably telling the truth; the corrupt, third-world socialist police force was probably lying. Why do you think the American Left was so skeptical of the former, and so willing to believe the latter?