Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Once again among the believers

Brutal murders and persecution in Bangla Desh

Open borders and the end of America "as we know it"

How Would a Billion [sic] Immigrants Change the American Polity?

Where There Is No Border, the Nations Perish

"Reality based"?

Not on your life.

Corbyn still the front runner among the Laborites?

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall round on Mr Corbyn as he is pinned down on series of foreign policy positions

The liberal campaigns to push whites and men aside

"Too 'street'?" No, too black.

Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play James Bond? Get with the times.

Sure, any character can be re-written for film.

But one may well ask, and note, why.

M became a woman (played very ably by Judy Dench) simply to push aside a man, making room for a "strong woman" to please the sisterhood's misandy and will to power.

The effort to force acceptance of Idris Elba - a very fine actor, by the way, in my opinion well suited to play the sort of ├╝ber alpha male Ian Fleming wrote James Bond to be - as the next Bond is a similar move.

Is this what the left means by "cultural appropriation"?


Are Democrats this crazy?

Most of them, probably not.

Liberals, maybe.

Black Democrats, almost certainly.

Remember the Jessie Jackson bubble.

Kanye for president

The Guardian already asks, "[C]ould his beautiful dark twisted fantasy come true?"

Obama disses whites on eve of trip to Alaska

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

Joy and laughter are unbounded on the left for whom this is a welcome intentional slap in the faces of white people, a blow at "white skin privilege."

Some Republicans but no Democrats have protested, some pointing out as well that the change also disses McKinley, the Republican president murdered by an anarchist in memory of whom the mountain was named.

The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning "the high one," Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. 

Alaskans have informally called the mountain Denali for years, but the federal government recognizes its name invoking the 25th president, William McKinley, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term.

"With our own sense of reverence for this place, we are officially renaming the mountain Denali in recognition of the traditions of Alaska Natives and the strong support of the people of Alaska," said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Democrats and liberals have leaped at the opportunity to berate and mock Republicans for their protests.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Work credits for care givers

And interesting suggestion cited by Joan McCarter.

No, I have no sympathy with her "war on women" stuff, just another jab in the sisterhood's war on men.

But still.

How Social Security is another front in the War on Women

Maher, of all people, should know better

Bill Maher Smacks Media For Uncritical Coverage Of Trump's Racism

Maher has spent decades fending off accusations that his suspicions and criticisms of Islam are racist, but Karoli quotes him thus.

Note that Maher as quoted does not flatly accuse Trump of racism, despite Karoli's take.

Trump straight-up rants about how non-white foreigners are ruining the country. 

From claiming unauthorized Mexican immigrants are drug dealers and "rapists," to saying he wants to deport 11 million people, to arguing that China is "killing us" on trade, Trump's political message is uncut xenophobia if not outright racism[.] 

. . . . 

With the exception of Bernie Sanders, Trump is now drawing bigger crowds than any other candidate. 

That mass basis is a key foundation of fascism — without the delirious crowds, the fascist demagogue is little more than a deranged street preacher. 

Many of those supporters are out-and-proud white nationalists, as documented in a fascinating "New Yorker" investigation.

Trump, far from a fascist by any stretch, while something of an economic nationalist (see his criticisms of the adverse impact on the US of free trade and too much low wage immigration, most of it illegal), has rejected the idea of American ethnic nationalism.

If Bernie's enthusiasts include radical socialists and even communists or communist sympathizers does that make Bernie personally either?

His enemies will say so.

What will Karoli (or Bill Maher) say to that?

Evan Osnos's story in The New Yorker is a silly hatchet-job, by the way.

Here's a snip.

In partisan terms, his ideas are riven by contradiction—he calls for mass deportations but opposes cuts to Medicare and Social Security; he vows to expand the military but criticizes free trade—and yet that is a reflection of voters’ often incoherent sets of convictions. 

That was a contradiction?

Those are incoherent?

True, his agenda is not in line with the official view of either party, supposing Hollywood liberals speak for Democrats and Wall Street conservatives speak for Republicans.

But that just validates his supporters' - mostly white working and middle class, at a guess - political alienation, cited rather dismissively by Osnos.

Both Hollywood and Wall Street support big scale, low wage immigration and free trade, fair trade being just free trade, anyway, with riders to protect the foreign workers who get jobs producing for the American market.

Trump speaks to the concerns and insecurities of not just Republican but American Main Street by supporting both economic nationalism in defense of their jobs and those other key resources of ordinary Americans, Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

Nowadays, many on the left have admitted - Bernie Sanders, for example - that decades of free trade have done billionaires and foreign workers good at the expense of the ordinary working people of America.

And some - Bernie Sanders again, for example - have dared to admit the obvious, that flooding the market with low way workers, illegal or not, has done its part to hold down wages over that same period while the plutocracy has scooped up the gains of American economic expansion.

And while Osnos, Maher, and Karoli call Trump a racist for these views, open borders, Wall Street conservatives have done the same both to Trump and to Sanders.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pat Buchanan calls it a hate crime

America's Racial Wounds Reopen

The left is totally mum and the media are not making a big deal of it, as they do of hate crimes against blacks.

Some on the left have even denied it was a hate crime, insisting it was just one of those disgruntled employee things.


Pat writes,

Black America is surely as sickened by this horror outside Roanoke as was White America by the Charleston massacre.

He here is just papering over the depth and ubiquity of racial animus among black Americans, I think.

His summary of the Ferguson situation and the rest of his article more or less cancel out that remark.

On the first anniversary of Michael Brown's death, protesters blocked public buildings in St. Louis and St. Louis County, shut down I-70 at rush hour. I

n Ferguson, hoodlums rioted and looted for days.

What justification was there for such lawlessness?

Explained some in the press, it was to protest the failure to prosecute a white cop who had killed an "unarmed black teenager."

Left out of most stories was that Brown, 18, had knocked over a convenience store, throttled a clerk half his size, and was unarmed only because he failed to wrest a gun away from Officer Darren Wilson, whom a grand jury declared had acted in self-defense when he shot the charging 290-pound Brown.

Despite the facts of the case, for bigoted blacks and the whites who encourage them, the Ferguson killing was a white racist murder of a more or less innocent young black male.

Hence not only the riots and looting, not only the rise of #BLM, but the torrents of racial anger in the press directed at whites and white officialdom by all the usual suspects.

Doesn't speak well for Bernie

Jesse Jackson Created the Modern Democratic Party

Jackson, who is now 73, has quietly become part of the political landscape again.

Early last week, Clinton's chief rival at the moment, Senator Bernie Sanders, who has been drawing the largest audiences in the Democratic presidential field, made a pilgrimage to Jackson's office.

Sanders has been reminding reporters that he stumped for Jackson during both his presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988 -- the second time helping him win the Vermont primary.

Bernie the nitwit?

Nomination of Jackson would have been idiotic.

The man had close to zero chance of winning the presidency.

The Republicans could have run a demented chicken against him and won.

On the whole, ST's analysis has some merit.