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A black New York Times reporter has accused white women of racism because, he says, they don’t “walk courteously” – that is, they walk with shoulder pads forward-broadly like he doesn’t exist, forcing him to move for them:

Greg Howard, a writer for the Sunday Metropolitan Section…added that there are times when he’s had to step off the sidewalk and into the road, making him ‘feel small’.

‘In seven years of living and walking here, I’ve found that most people walk courteously – but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not,’ Howard wrote.

‘Why only and specifically white women? Do they refuse to acknowledge me because they’ve been taught that they should fear black men, and that any acknowledgment of black men can invite danger?’

His original here. Several thoughts leap to mind.

  • The fun of blue-on-blue accusations. A leftie man is on the street, arguably playing games of “chicken” using his Male Privilege Card. When some women don’t honor it, he calls them racist.
  • The parochialism of New Yorkers. Most likely, it is -New York City- white women who won’t narrow their shoulders for Howard or notice his presence: precisely because New York City votes 82% for Hillary and the women are a little more likely to be aggressive, Hillary-style feminists. But Howard equates that to the world, blaming white women everywhere.
  • The racism of lefties. Let’s say that Howard’s explanation has an element of truth. Then of course he would find it in New York City – again, because it’s such a left-leaning place. I have long noted how, in American history, it was the Democrat party who fought in favor of slavery and Jim Crow and the KKK and Japanese internment (during WW2), and how Margaret Sanger’s goal in founding Planned Parenthood was to abort black babies specifically, and how lefties see racism everywhere probably because many of them will start spewing racism if you get a few drinks in them.

Mohammedanism: The State Religion of the Progressive Left

Posted by V the K at 3:09 pm - July 22, 2017.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy,Religion Of Peace

We all know that UC-Berkeley refused to give a venue to Ben Shapiro because the fascist mob representing the Democrat Left would commit violence were a conservative allowed to speak on campus. (After the public outcry, university officals may be rethinking their stance.)

But did you also know that UC-Berkeley is refusing to allow uber-atheist Richard Dawkins to speak because he has criticized Islam? Specifically, he criticized the bigotry, homophobia, and misogyny of Islam.

It is interesting to know that in the eyes of progressives like these, some religions are more worthy of consideration than others. Islam, generally speaking, is vastly more illiberal than Christianity. Somehow, though, Islam falls under the protecting veil of progressivism.

But of course it does. “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam,” said one prominent Democrat leftist. And the Progressive Democrat Left agrees.

Victims Gotta Victim

Mother Jones has a lecture about how non-profit social justice organizations for LGBTs and racial minorities discriminate against… um… LGBT’s and racial minorities.

When it comes to professional advancement, even within explicitly LGBT-focused organizations, LGBT people of color face more challenges compared to their white counterparts or straight people of color.

In addition to the racial barriers faced by LGBT people of color, roughly 21% of LGBT respondents said that their sexual orientation had negatively affected their career advancement. They pointed to great disparities in LGBT non-discrimination laws in states across the country and reported levels of fear and frustration about the way anti-LGBT attitudes have affected their careers. The report noted the “intensity of the write-in responses… reflected a real problem with biases against LGBTQ people in too many nonprofits.”

So, leftists working for organizations whose entire raison d’etre is to kvetch about discrimination… kvetch about discrimination in the organizations they work for.

This is so delicious it must be fattening.

Bernie’s Wife update

A couple weeks back, we noted that:

Bernie Sanders’ wife is under FBI investigation for possible fraud after she exaggerated (some would say lied) to get her employer, bankrupt Burlington College, a $10 million bank loan.

The loan was for Jane Sanders’ ill-advised plan to expand the college. Arguably, she bankrupted the college? Also, some say that Senator Sanders may have pressured the bank for the loan, and that some of the $10 million may have gone to cushy jobs for family and friends, or Jane’s $200k severance when she left.

Natch, Bernie has said it’s all a partisan witch hunt, how dare they go after his wife, it’s so low and vile, yadda yadda. But

  1. The FBI started the investigation under Obama.
  2. Judicial Watch has obtained records showing that Jane Sanders, for one, evicts disabled people who get in her way.

    [Jane’s land] purchase included a [Roman Catholic] facility that served as a group home for disabled people and, under the terms of the deal, Jane was supposed to negotiate the transfer of the disabled residents before the school took over…

    [But] In a lengthy letter to the attorney (Todd Centybear) representing the group home for the disabled Jane indicates that she’s having trouble evicting the 16 residents from their building…She writes: “It is simply not fair to expect the College to continue to carry the burden of the expenses associated with housing both your population and ours until February 2012.” The home for the disabled was being leased from the diocese and Jane was supposed to help relocate the residents, not evict them. The exchange shows, not only Jane’s heartlessness, but also her incompetence as the college president for not ensuring the negotiated transfer of those disabled people before the school took over the property.

If she’s ever exonerated, I’ll try to wrap up loose ends by posting on that.

Trumprussia: The Big Picture

The Left’s endless pursuit of their holy grail, Trumprussia, is an exercise in self-destruction. Even if they were to score a kill (which was always unlikely, and still is), it would only remind people of why they hate the Left – and wanted someone like President Trump, someone who reliably will not bow to the Left.

Suppose they do get that “kill shot”. What then? Pence is President (or, in an extreme scenario, Paul Ryan). And Trump becomes a martyr to the Left’s viciousness. Like Obi Wan Kenobi, as a ghost (political or otherwise) Trump would be more powerful than ever. What a brilliant strategy, lefties.

I know some individual, semi-good lefties who will do honest policy discussions and arguments: exchanging facts and admitting when they are proven wrong or didn’t know something. But the loudest, most devoted voices of the Left will do no such thing.

The loud/devoted Left just wants to intimidate people into silence – and to destroy people who won’t be silenced. They’ll preach about the importance of accepting election results – and then not do it. They want a socialist dictatorship, led by them. They don’t love America at all; they want to turn it into Venezuela. Yes, their hearts are evil.

The 2016 election didn’t turn on the leaked DNC and Podesta emails. But so what, if it did? The emails were real. They gave the voters true and relevant information. Except for the appropriate punishment of law-breakers via the criminal justice system, it does not matter how they leaked.

In Stefan Molyneux’s analogy, today’s Left is your cheating-pig ex-boyfriend. He’s outraged that you found out about his badness, and he’s determined to punish the person who showed you his e-mails proving it. Because he thinks that delivering such punishment will somehow win you back and reverse the results of your leaving him.

It’s nuts. And that’s why, in a larger sense, I don’t care what happens with President Trump.

I never supported him. I support truth. I support human freedom. I support the best thing happening. If having Trump as President is it, then God bless him; I’m glad of it, and glad for all of you who did support him. And if Trump doesn’t work out, it doesn’t matter: the devoted Left will still be their rotten selves, exposed and rejected by sane Americans, their power crumbling. Either way, “we win”.


With that said, some videos that I found either fun, or at least semi-interesting.

Steve Scalise update: As of yesterday, he is in Fair condition, after more surgery to deal with “deep tissue” infections.

It’s About Power, Not Piety

The left has no interest in building new things; only in taking over and destroying the beautiful things that others have built. Case in point: Left-Wing reformers demanded, and got, mixed gender prayer space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. They don’t even go there to pray. Not even on Holy Days.

A person arriving this morning, Tuesday, for 17th of Tammuz prayers at the Western Wall’s “Ezrat Yisrael,” the agreed-upon mixed gender area, discovered that the space was completely empty.

“The question has to be asked: Whether you really wanted a place to pray, or if it’s all just hypocrisy? I had to come here, so that this area would have at least a few prayers going up to Heaven. Because as far as you’re concerned, it’s all politics.”

They never wanted to pray anyway, the left is overwhelmingly secular and atheist. But they did want to show that raw political power could force others to bend to their will. Power is what the left is all about, all the nonsense talk about gender equality, diversity, environmentalism, social justice and so forth is just a means to that end.

The Left sides with Islamic supremacy, part 2

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.

No one can complain because it’s just art, right?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 2:34 pm - July 5, 2017.
Filed under: Big Journalism,Humor,Liberal Hypocrisy

Via those Interweb Twitters. (Small clip, but it may take a few seconds to load.)

No one can complain because it’s just art, right? Or is it let’s-assassinate-CNN porn? Or humor?

Discuss – and enjoy.

UPDATE: As to the whole Cosa Nostra Network thing. It’s worth noting that: (more…)

The Left is violent

This keeps coming up.

  • Despite (or maybe because of) the fact that left-wing protestors actually smash and burn things in riots and try to shut down Free Speech and injure people by swinging heavy-duty bike locks at them…
  • and despite (or maybe because of) the fact that a Bernie bro was out to kill Republicans – and some Democrats cheered him for it…
  • and despite (or maybe because of) the fact that the Left endlessly engages in inflammatory rhetoric to convince people that conservatives must be killed because they are Nazi Putin-loving fascists who want to push Grandma off the cliff in her wheelchair…
  • and despite (or maybe because of) the fact that the Left now does death threats on an unprecedented scale and blatant “assassination porn” from its artists…

Despite (or maybe because of) those things, lefties still claim to feel threatened by the Right and wring their hands over the possibility of right-wing violence.

Relax, lefties! You’re the violent ones. Breitbart has a roundup for you.

It’s worth reading in full. The short version is: Most – not all, but most – of the serious political violence in America, like assassinations and explosions, comes from the Left. Enjoy!

By the way: I haven’t seen a Steve Scalise update since June 22, when he was transferred out of Intensive Care. Hopefully, “no news is good news”.

UPDATE: Julian Assange’s Twitter stream around June 30 is full of examples of lefties making death threats on him or explaining why he should be ‘droned’. (Plus examples where CNN approved of violence against journalists.)

How cynically biased is CNN? At least this cynically biased

Via Breitbart.

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A producer of Chris Cuomo’s show, Jimmy Carr, hates President Trump? No problem. Because that is his right.

But he goes on to state that the American voter is “stupid as sh*t” and that “90%” of his CNN colleagues share his views. And O’Keefe goes on to show CNN distorting yet another of their voter panel interviews with selective editing.

This isn’t news – I mean, we knew all this. But here it is, in our faces. CNN is a propaganda machine. Not even close to an objective or trustworthy news organization.

Feel the Bern

Bernie Sanders’ wife is under FBI investigation for possible fraud after she exaggerated (some would say lied) to get her employer, bankrupt Burlington College, a $10 million bank loan.

It’s less clear if Bernie himself is under investigation; but he could be, as the question of whether he improperly pressured the bank also needs looking into. I’ve also seen allegations (that I haven’t confirmed) of Jane Sanders possibly handing out jobs and money to friends and family and taking a nifty $200,000 severance when she left BC in 2011 (prior to its 2014 bankruptcy).

None of this is a surprise. Here at GP, we notice endless examples of left-wing hypocrisy. And I’ve long seen through the self-serving nature of Bernie’s behavior and comments. For example, in 2016 I noticed that he would condemn left-wing political violence – in a superficial way that deflects the blame to others; not meaning it.

How racist is CNN? Possibly this racist

Here’s a story that I’m late in mentioning; in part because I never saw it on CNN. 175 people are involved in a class-action lawsuit against CNN for racial discrimination.

(I apologize, if you have problems with the Daily Wire link. On my computer, it’s OK with an ad blocker. But without an ad blocker, DW eats all the computer’s resources, slowing things to a crawl. The story was also at Newsbusters and Breitbart.)

DW says this story gets even less coverage than the 13 people suing Fox News for racial discrimination.

“The lawsuit against CNN, meanwhile, claims the company’s Atlanta headquarters is rife with racism,” The New York Post wrote on April 27.

Minority employees had to endure bigoted remarks such as “It’s hard to manage black people” and “Who would be worth more: black slaves from times past, or new slaves?,” according to a complaint by former workers Celeslie Henley and Ernest Colbert Jr. filed in Atlanta federal court.

Colbert Jr. also claims he was paid thousands less than white colleagues as a manager at the affiliated Turner Broadcasting System.

Henley, a former CNN executive assistant, says she was fired in 2014 for complaining that black employees were being paid less than white counterparts.

Writes The Hollywood Reporter: Unlike the lawsuit against Fox News, the one against CNN and sister companies is much broader, claiming among other things that African-Americans receive lower performance ratings in evaluations, that there are dramatic differences in pay between similarly situated employees of different races and that the promotion of African-American employees is blocked by a “glass ceiling.”…

According to The New York Post, The New York Times is also being sued for racial discrimination:

The Times plaintiffs claim in a suit filed last year by New York lawyer Douglas Wigdor that “the Gray Lady” prefers to hire white employees to help target a white audience.

“Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young, white, wealthy), but also an ideal staffer (young, white, unencumbered with a family) to draw that purported ideal customer,” a complaint states.

Staffers from the staid broadsheet charge that Times CEO Mark Thompson, hired in 2012, created an “environment rife with discrimination based on age, race and gender.”

These stories are from April and May. If you know anything more recent, please update us in the comments.

Radicalized by a Culture of Hate

Transgender person murdered co-workers because xe hated men.

Pennsylvania supermarket shooter Randy Stair left behind a trove of material explaining his motivations for gunning down three of his co-workers. In his recorded suicide notes, released just hours before Thursday’s rampage, the 24-year-old talked extensively about his depression and about who he was as a person—a transgender woman who hated men and toxic masculinity.

“And I just started hating guys more than anything. I hate guys, I think they’re [expletive] disgusting—the facial hair they have, the body hair, the muscle build, and all that [expletive] body structure [expletive]. I hate. Everything about guys I hate,” continued Stair.

I’d like to say the dude had some serious mental issues, but that would be transphobic.

The sentiments that men are disgusting, that masculinity is toxic, and that all men should be put to death are not uncommon in radical feminist circles.  The idea that masculinity is toxic has wide credence on the left, to the degree that  some universities now indoctrinate male students that they should be ashamed of maleness and strive to be more feminine.

But the anti-masculinity left need not worry about censorship. No one is going to ask them to tone down their rhetoric. It’s not like they’re white southerners or some other animals who are less equal than other animals.

The Face(book) of Evil

The Right-o-sphere is rife with personal stories of Facebook, Google/Youtube and Twitter either de-monetizing, restricting, throttling, censoring or banning conservative and libertarian voices.

Facebook seems happy to do it – while allowing Islamists the run of the place, to the point where PM Theresa May called for Internet censorship after the recent Islamist mass murders in Manchester.

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg said:

[Terrorist attacks are] carried out with a goal to spread fear and distrust, and turn members of a community against each other. I believe the only sustainable way to fight back against those who seek to divide us is to create a world where understanding and empathy can spread faster than hate, and where every single person in every country feels connected and cared for and loved. That’s the world we can and must build together.

This is so misguided that, coming from a nominally-intelligent man, one must almost wonder if some evil force possesses him? Because it happens to be what the wolf would say to the hounds if it could; or what Satan might say when cornered.

Newsflash, Mr. Zuckerberg: terrorist attacks are carried out with a goal of killing infidels and establishing the supremacy of Islam. Period. You have to admit a problem’s true nature, before you can solve it.

I don’t want to “fight back against those who seek to divide us.” Because that makes zero sense. Anyone who ever does anything good or new, or who takes a stand (be it true or false) on anything, “seeks to divide us.” It happens. It makes much more sense to fight back against those who seek to subjugate and/or kill us.

The terrorist losers use your own platform, Mr. Zuckerberg, and it’s not clear if you make much effort to stop them. Much less, an effort greater than what you put into stopping U.S. conservatives, or other critics of Hillary or the Big Government that you love so much.

Recently, a Pakistani man was sentenced to death for alleged blasphemy – on his Facebook page. Facebook claims innocence; “we do not provide any government with direct access to people’s data. We will continue to protect our community from unnecessary or overreaching government intervention.”

But I don’t know if I can believe that. Because:

Is Facebook an accessory to Pakistan’s judicial murder of Taimoor Raza? We need to know. I couldn’t find any recent statement about it.

And of course, that Facebook would ever give a hoot about anti-Jewish or anti-Christian blasphemy is unimaginable. (As it should be; the point here is Facebook’s extreme double standard.)

Right now it appears that Facebook puts WAY more into stopping conservatives and libertarians – people who stand for life and liberty – than it puts into stopping various kinds of Islamic murderer. That’s evil.

Hat tip Steven Crowder. By the way, his Painting Muhammad video is must-see.

Freedom for Me, But Not for Thee

Posted by V the K at 6:38 am - June 9, 2017.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

A Pro-Donald Trump gay group was denied an application to host a float in a gay pride parade.

A spokesperson for Charlotte Pride issued a statement to Fox 46 defending its right to “decline participation at our events to groups or organizations which do not reflect the mission, vision and values of our organization.”

Gee, too bad Christian bakers and florists aren’t accorded that same right.

Anyone enough to remember when gay rights groups sued to force other people to let them march in their parades?

Much ado, part II

I wanted to capture some details for future reference.

  • Comey affirms that NYT has been publishing false stories of Trumprussia collusion.
  • Comey admits to maliciously leaking his own memos.

    Hmm – does this put Comey in legal jeopardy? (UPDATE: Seems more and more like it should. Comey’s formal memos of what happened on his job are government property. Could they be privileged information? Even classified? Then who was Comey to take them out of the office when he was fired; much less, to leak them?)

  • Senator Jim Risch dismantles any ‘obstruction’ case against Trump:

    Risch: ‘I hope’, this is [Comey’s version of] the President speaking, ‘I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go…I hope you can let this go.’

    […]

    Comey: “Correct.”

    […]

    Risch: “Thank you for that. He did not direct you to let it go.”

    Comey: “Not in his words, no.”

    Risch: “He did not order you to let it go.”

    Comey: “Again, those words are not an order.”

    Risch: “He said ‘I hope’. Now, like me you probably did hundreds of cases, maybe thousands of cases charging people with criminal offenses…Do you know of any case where a person has been charged for obstruction of justice, for that matter of any other criminal offense, where they said or thought they hoped for an outcome?”

    […]

    Comey: “I don’t as I sit here.”

  • In other comments, Comey said that he interpreted Trump’s words as a direction, but that is, of course, B.S. Because
    1. Comey affirms above that he knew it wasn’t a direction, AND
    2. If Trump had given Comey a direction that Comey felt to be unethical or illegal, then Comey is in legal jeopardy for not having reported it sooner.
    3. Furthermore, per HotAir, Tom Cotton got Comey to acknowledge that he never threatened to resign over Trump’s behavior, as Comey did in a famous 2004 confrontation in John Ashcroft’s hospital room. Instead, and by his own admission, Comey told Trump “that I would see what we could do.”

    This exchange is stunning…ly bad for Comey:

    Rubio: Did you object to or inform the WH counsel about Trump’s “I hope” statement?
    Comey: “No.”
    Rubio: “Why not?”
    Comey: “I don’t know.”

  • We also have Comey and Trump both calling each other liars on certain points, which makes it he-said-he-said.

    Ever read Trump’s book? He has been dealing with lawyers day-in, day-out for DECADES. Figuring out how to influence people, without actually committing legal or ethical violations. His sister was a big-time Federal judge. The notion that President Trump would make inappropriate remarks to the likes of Comey, was always shaky.

  • Comey reveals that the Obama administration pressured him to downplay Hillary’s scandal. Call it a “matter”, not an “investigation”:

    LANKFORD: …the previous attorney general [Loretta Lynch] asking you about the investigation on the Clinton e-mails saying you were asked to not call it an investigation anymore. But call it a matter. You said that confused you. You can give us additional details on that?

    COMEY: Well, it concerned me because…the campaigns were talking about interacting with the FBI in the course of our work. The Clinton campaign at the time was using all kinds of euphemisms, security matters, things like that for what was going on.

    We were getting to a place where the attorney general and I were both going to testify and talk publicly about it I wanted to know was she going to authorize us to confirm we have an investigation. She said yes, don’t call it that, call it a matter. I said why would I do that? She said, just call it a matter…that concerned me because that language tracked the way the [Clinton] campaign was talking about the FBI’s work and that’s concerning…the attorney general was looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way [the Clinton campaign] was describing that. It was inaccurate. We had an investigation open for the federal bureau of investigation, we had an investigation open at the time. That gave me a queasy feeling.

    Where’s the outcry on that? Or, might it be coming? 🙂

UPDATE:

  • Alan Dershowitz – hardly a conservative – makes the interesting point that, if Trump ever had ordered Comey to stop an investigation, his actions would be totally constitutional. Worth viewing.

    Here’s what I got from it. A President can’t interfere with a judicial process. For example, he can’t tamper with juries or witnesses, end a prosecution (short of doing a presidential pardon), defy a subpoena or destroy evidence. But an FBI investigation is NOT a judicial process. Constitutionally, the FBI Director takes orders from the President. Past presidents have ended investigations they didn’t like. If Congress smells a rat, Congress can impeach the President; but that, too, is a non-judicial process (separate and political).

  • These exchanges settle a lot. Flaming skull time!

    Senator Burr: Are you confident that no votes cast in the 2016 presidential election were altered?
    Comey: I’m confident. By the time I left, I had seen no indication of that whatsoever.

    Senator Burr: Did the President, at any time, ask you to stop the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 elections?
    Comey: Not to my understanding, no.

    Senator Burr: Did you ever have access to the actual [DNC e-mail] hardware that was hacked? Or did you have to rely on a third party to provide you the data that they had collected?
    Comey: In the case of the DNC…we did not have access to the devices themselves. [ed: which means, and as I’ve stated before, the FBI relied on a report by CrowdStrike, a discredited DNC-paid company]

    Senator Risch: While you were director, the POTUS was not under investigation [at any time], is that a fair statement?
    Comey: That’s correct.

    Senator Collins: I’m trying to understand whether there was any kind of investigation of the President under way.
    Comey: No.

    Senator Rubio: …the president agreed with your statement that it would be great if we could have an investigation…
    Comey: Yes, sir. He actually went farther than that. He — he said, “And if some of my satellites did something wrong, it’d be good to find that out.”

    Lefties: You are not living in reality, if you think Trump is in trouble on this set of issues.

The Ongoing Integration of Mosque and State

Christian prayer is banned from American public schools. Islamic prayers, on the other hand, have been deemed worthy of accommodation. (Another concession to the Islamic Supremacists.)

A New York high school has transformed two vacant rooms into areas where Muslim students can pray during Ramadan.

A spokesperson for Shenendehowa High School said the decision to offer Muslim prayer rooms on public property is part of their effort to be culturally proficient.

“The school is trying to do a lot more to be culturally inclusive and so is the district,” school spokesperson Kelly DeFeciani told the Saratogian newspaper.

So, the district is claiming this is a cultural accommodation, not a religious one, and that makes it OK.

You buying that, ACLU? Oh, you are? OK, how about you, Americans United for Separation of Church and State? You’re OK with it too. Well, surely the Freedom from Religion Foundation must have an objection? No, guess not.

So, all of this “separation of church and state” stuff you’ve been spouting is complete horsecrap and it was really about bullying Christians this whole time.

Just as I thought.

Flashback – guess who said it?

And on National TV, no less.

The jobs they [“illegal aliens”] hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. It is wrong, and ultimately self-defeating, for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.

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Is Bernie Sanders Going to Share His Wealth?

Posted by V the K at 7:54 am - June 6, 2017.
Filed under: Liberal Hypocrisy

No.

Bernie Sanders made more than $858,000 in royalties for two new books last year, according to the 2016 financial disclosure the senator quietly filed on Sunday.

And he’s keeping the money.

Comrade Sanders is also not opening up any of his three large, comfortable dachas to take in refugees or homeless people.

Socialism for them, but not for me.

It’s a bit like that other Socialist hero, Elizabeth Warren, railing against the cost of higher education while making nearly half-a-million dollars a year to teach a single class. Or, railing against predators taking advantage of foreclosed properties and flipping them, which was something she also did.

Will dimwit leftists ever wake-up to the fact that they’re being scammed?

Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Let’s take the hypothetical cases of Billy, Alex, and Fatima. All of them are pre-teen children living in blue-state America.

Billy has just started puberty and thinks he may be attracted to other boys. Billy’s parents are deeply religious and concerned about this both for religious reasons and because they don’t want to see him ending up as the featured sling-bottom at a bareback chemsex party, and they would like him to talk to a therapist about changing his orientation or behavior. Current social status: Billy’s parents are worse than Hitler and what they want to do is illegal.

Alex has begun painting his nails, dyeing his hair pink, and told his mom he wants to be a girl. Alex’s mom immediately found a doctor who’ll be happy to begin flooding his body with artificial hormones to thwart the natural process of puberty so that when he turns eighteen, he can have breast implants and his genitalia mutilated into a crude facsimile of a cervix. Current social status: Alex’s mom is the toast of her wine and book club ever since she announced, “Alex is becoming Alexa, and we are being totally supportive.” She pitched an article to the Huffington Post, but they said, “No thanks, we’ve fulfilled our quota of ‘Supportive Parents of Transgender Youth’ for this month.”

Fatima’s Mohammedan Somali-Immigrant parents want to have her genitalia ritualistically mutilated so that she can never enjoy sexual pleasure. Current social status: Approved and defended by the ACLU and feminist groups, because to oppose such a thing would be Islamophobic and racist.

And that’s where we are in the Culture Wars in America. Good night.