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Month: July 2020

Yes, I’m Still Anti-War

James Bovard: Kosovo indictment proves Bill Clinton’s Serbian war atrocities.

Glenn Greenwald: House Democrats, working with Liz Cheney, restrict Trump’s planned withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and Germany.

Laurence Vance: The U.S. empire is alive and well.

James Carden: The return of the anti-antiwar Left.

Daniel Larison: There seems to be no cure for warmongering syndrome.

And Terry Gross interviews Radley Balko on the militarization of police: U.S. protesters face weapons designed for war.

“Black Lives Matter”: An Extreme Example of Today’s PC Intolerance

The United State of Amerika is now officially a crazy country, It’s literally crazy.

The political correctness run amok now has gone way beyond just being cringe-worthy or a laughingstock. Now the general population, corporation bigwigs, and especially Big Tech have joined the wackos in academia, Hollywood and the lunatic media in their brainwashing regarding racism and all the other “social justice” craziness.

For starters, Twitter and other Big Tech activists want to change words like “master” to something else, because certain words might refer to something (like “slavery”) that might offend someone or “trigger” some kind of emotional discomfort.

Like the realtors who are now changing “master bedroom” to “primary bedroom,” because someone somewhere might think you’re referring to slavery (I know I would think that a realtor is showing me a house in which that bedroom is reserved for the “master” who has actual slaves! Yes, I’m that dumb!).

Now, the loony-tunes at Twitter and elsewhere are going to change, according to CNET,

  • Whitelist becomes allowlist.
  • Blacklist becomes denylist.
  • Master/slave becomes leader/follower, primary/replica or primary/standby.
  • Grandfathered becomes legacy status.
  • Gendered pronouns (for example “guys”) become folks, people, you all, y’all.
  • Gendered pronouns (for example “he” or “his”) become they or their.
  • Man hours becomes person hours or engineer hours.
  • Sanity check becomes quick check, confidence check or coherence check.
  • Dummy value becomes placeholder value or sample value.

Those last two are obvious, because they might refer to how CRAZY these people are!

And “Black Lives Matter” now, with the protests, the vandalism, the violence, rioting and looting and burning down businesses, etc. What are they protesting? Police brutality? “Systemic racism”? Yep, there has been so much “systemic racism,” especially since all the Jim Crow laws were repealed 56 years ago, and look at all the affirmative action programs at all the college campuses and in the corporate world. All those black people being discriminated against in academia and business. It’s too much.

Because of all the “systemic racism” in USSA, Donald Trump’s tax cuts elicited the largest increase in employment for black Americans in history, giving black people JOBS so they can provide for themselves and their families. Such prosperity for black people was an insult to the outdated and fixated race activists that the extra-crazed statists among them had to take those jobs away from those black Americans! Wall Street sell-offs in February (as soon as the impeachment trial ended) and fascist governors ordering businesses closed. So much for all those new jobs for black people.

So anyway, I understand the anguish people feel when a white cop shoots, kills, assaults or harasses a black person. As I wrote in an earlier post, de-monopolizing community policing away from government control and greatly reducing the number of laws on the books (i.e. ending the war on drugs) would help a great deal toward resolving that issue.

But this stuff with tearing down statues because they refer to slavery, like doing that will really erase history from reality? That’s nutso.

Can’t you just walk by a goddamn statue and ignore it? It’s just a statue, it’s just sitting there, an inanimate object, not hurting anyone. And if someone is so fragile that he feels so upset seeing a statue, then maybe some therapy would be helpful.

And what about Jews? Do Jews feel upset if something refers to the Holocaust? What about the Holocaust memorial museum? Should that be taken down? Because it upsets Jews? It sure upsets me. It’s constantly reminding me that Hitler murdered millions of Jews. I just can’t handle such triggering. And maybe we should ban gas ovens as well? Wait, you’re going in the shower? That’s triggering me. Let’s remove all references to “Hitler” and “Nazi” from the history books, because that’s upsetting.

Nope. I don’t hear any Jews protesting at the Holocaust museums and telling the owners to close them down, and I don’t see Jews picketing Home Depot for selling gas ovens.

I know, some people don’t like my comparison, but I’m merely demonstrating how absurd all the irrational complaining and worrying about statues are.

And then there are the useful idiots getting on their knees and washing other people’s feet — how gross.

Recently, a University of Massachusetts nursing school dean was fired because she wrote in an email, “everyone’s life matters.” Can you believe that? So “Only Black Lives Matter” is what people are supposed to say, not “ALL lives” or “Everyone’s Life,” but “ONLY Black Lives.” And White Lives? We know the answer to that.

I refuse to say “Black Lives Matter,” because not all black lives matter, nor do all white lives matter, as far as I’m concerned. For example, a black comedian-actor, who is currently in prison because he drugged up women and then took advantage of them while they were unconscious. Now, what kind of sicko would do that? So as far as I’m concerned, if he were to keel over and croak that wouldn’t “matter” to me. The same thing with any perpetrator of violence, aggression or any violation of any victim’s person, life, liberty or property, whether the perpetrator is white or black or Asian or Hispanic, etc.

And the same goes for “Blue Lives Matter” as well. If a cop murders someone in cold blood, or even harasses and terrorizes some innocent person, that cop doesn’t “matter” to me.

I’m not going to put all people of one particular race, skin color, occupation, religion, etc. in a group and say “____ Matters,” because that would be implying all the people in that one particular group.

That is because we are individuals. This group identity obsession is a pathological cult now, the cult of identity politics, especially race and gender.

I stand for the victim of any act of aggression perpetrated by any aggressor. I touched on this in another post last week. I don’t stand with “Black Lives Matter” if some of its members terrorize a neighborhood, burn down businesses, break into businesses and loot from them, just as I don’t stand with the U.S. military when its members invade a foreign country, terrorize its people, break into homes and businesses and steal from them and rape and shoot and kill their people.

By the way, Sharyl Attkisson points out some of the black-on-white violent attacks that have taken place associated with “racism” protests, and she provides some disturbing videos as well.

Regarding the University of Massachusetts nursing school dean who was fired for writing “Everyone’s Life Matters,” Jonathan Turley wrote about that and pointed out how a lot of university faculty members all across the country are afraid to speak out against the censorship and purging of those who said or wrote politically-incorrect, officially-unapproved, and even non-offensive things. This is way not good in a free society. Academic freedom used to be the policy on college campuses, but it seems to be no more. Now the policy is a totalitarian, Archie Bunker-style intolerance (“Stifle yourself, Edith!), yes, just like the “right-wing neanderthals” of the past.

Is it really a good idea to suggest that black lives matter more than other, non-black lives? Why does it seem like Black Lives Matter doesn’t think that all black lives matter? Why is it offensive to suggest that “ALL lives matter,” or that “Everyone’s life matters”? It isn’t offensive, and it’s absurd to think that it is. And why is every little thing so offensive to people that we have to have censorship, Nazi-like book burnings, statue destruction and firing people for saying something totally innocent? What is wrong with people?

Retired NFL Player Marcellus Wiley Exposes Black Lives Matter’s Hate Toward the Traditional Family

Former NFL player Marcellus Wiley reads the Black Lives Matter mission statement, that includes “We dismantle the patriarchal practice,” and disrupt the traditional nuclear family. And he goes into what happens when little kids don’t have a father raising them with the mother.

By the way, regarding children growing up in one-parent households, i.e. mostly with the mother as the one parent, Wendy McElroy recently wrote an article on abusive relationships and domestic violence. It was not particularly in reference to single-parent homes, but she did mention that “a 2006 report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 70.6% of abused children were brutalized by mothers, and 29.4% by fathers.” So in my view that at least implies that given those high numbers, a child in a mother-only home may be more likely the victim of abuse. That’s just my own interpretation from that, and I could be wrong. (In those 70.6% of abused children abused by mothers, perhaps the abusive mothers were themselves abused by their mothers? Or by their father or their mother’s boyfriend?) And could the problem of abuse in a single-parent home be a contributing factor to the high violent crime rates in the cities, and why we see so much violence being committed by “Black Lives Matter” at the “protests” in the cities, i.e. riots, occupations, destroying businesses and looting?

Medical/Hospital Bureaucrats to Nurses in Soviet Amerika: Just Do What You’re Told!

Becky Akers has a post at LewRockwell.com featuring comments by a nursing home nurse who says that all nursing home residents and employees must be tested for COVID-19, and there are many false positives. It is a “nightmare,” and apparently the health care system is a “terrible mess.”

Becky Akers quotes the nurse:

Truly knowledgeable and competent nurses are not wanted by the non-medical bureaucracy. They don’t like to hear “medical jargon”, or to hear that some policy won’t work or will cause an issue. The suits want dumb, inexperienced direct care staff so they will do what they are told, follow the suits’ directives instead of what they are legally supposed to do, and then they can be scapegoated when something bad happens, while nothing happens to the upper management/non-medical management.

Ouch. I sure as hell am looking forward to my elder years. (I’ll be 60 in just a few years. Just how much longer after that am I considered “elder”?) Yep.

And there is more information about those damn masks in the post. Yeah, oxygen deprivation and bacteria/germ buildup in the mask will protect me from COVID-19.

Ron Paul on the Return of Shutdown Fascism in Amerika

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss the return of shutdowns and lockdowns, and based on propaganda and fear-mongering by corrupt, psychopathic bureaucrats. On the YouTube page: “While they are cooking the books on ‘new cases’ by ramping up testing and even double-testing, half the population of the US is living in states that are actually returning to some form of shut down. The Houston hospital capacity lie has pushed Texas back into shutdown. And no one is noticing that deaths and death rates continue to decrease. Is this pandemic becoming just about politics?”