Monday, July 25, 2016

It's deja vu all over again!

The similarities between the Republican and Democratic conventions are a bit spooky. Consider:

- Both conventions have serious divisions over nominees with unprecedented disapproval ratings.

- Major figures get booed off the stage -- Ted Cruz was booed for failing to endorse the Republican nominee, and the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was repeatedly booed for her behind-the-scene efforts to sabotage Bernie Sanders' primary.

- At the Republican convention, Chris Christie cited Hillary Clinton's scandals, and after each, the crowd roared back, "Lock her up!" Of course, you'd expect that from Republicans. But many Democrats are ALSO demanding that Hillary be punished:

At a lively Sunday march in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, chants of “lock her up,” “Hillary for Prison” signs and t-shirts and calls for indictment were common among the most ardent supporters of Mr. Sanders, who arrived in Philadelphia to make their voices heard to the delegates attending the Democratic National Convention.
Prediction: Philadelphia will see much more turmoil and protest than Cleveland. Should be some fun TV watching this week!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Syrian refugee, 21, hacks PREGNANT woman to death with a machete

Okay, so the West has suffered another horrific attack by a Muslim. But hey, it's a small price to pay for diversity.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This is what will sink the Empire

Remember the USSR, that utopian model of an inevitable future? It collapsed in 1991, a victim of its own hidebound ideology. Its socialist economy gave workers little motivation to work, and central control made it impossible to respond to local changes in the vast Soviet economy. The only reason the USSR lasted as long as it did was a totalitarian government that held its captive population in fear, fear amplified by the threat of external enemies. Arms reduction treaties reduced that fear, and the Politburo's clumsy attempts at loosening citizen surveillance unleashed a flood of open criticism of the Soviet System.

The rest is history.

The DC Empire is also dying of its own egalitarian ideology. The latest case in point comes from Colorado, where Dana Zzyym [sic] is fighting for his inalienable right to be addressed as "intersex":

A Colorado Navy veteran who identifies as neither male nor female has taken the State Department to court for refusing to administer a gender-neutral passport.

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson heard arguments in the lawsuit this week, according to a clerk of the court. No ruling has been issued.

Dana Zzyym, 58, was born with ambiguous sex characteristics and identifies as intersex, according to Lambda Legal, which is handling the case. Zzyym uses the gender-neutral pronouns "they" and "them" and wants a passport that has an "X" for gender alongside "male" and "female." The State Department, which oversees the passport program, sent a statement to CNN this week explaining that its policy, "like other federal, state and local government agencies, requires the use of binary (M or F) sex identifiers."
I wonder what it'll cost to change public and private databases to accommodate this latest madness from the "gender identity" movement. Whatever it is, as soon as that project's completed, another loopy cause will demand even more acknowledgement and endorsement of people's fantasies, such as the right to be recognized as an elf or dragon. Glory, glory hallelujah!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Mohamed had help

It turns out that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who attacked and killed 84 participants at a Bastille Day celebration with a truck, had long plotted his crime. Worse, he had help, and the implications are frightening:

The five suspects were brought before anti-terrorism judges yesterday and charged.

They are 22-year-old Franco-Tunisian Ramzi A., 37-year-old Tunisian Chokri C., 40-year-old Tunisian Mohamed Oualid G., 38-year-old Albanian Artan H., and his wife Enkeledja Z. who holds both French and Albanian nationality.

None of the suspects were known to intelligence services, and only Ramzi A., who was born in Nice, had a criminal record for robbery and drug offences.
Big deal, you say. They were Muslims. We figured that.

But what makes this development scary is the last line of the report: "None of the suspects were known to intelligence services ..."

Lesson learned: Potential terrorists cannot be vetted out. Mao Tse-tung once observed that “The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.” In other words, a guerilla fighter -- or "terrorist," depending on whose side they're on -- MUST HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL POPULATION. Or at least a significant portion of that population. In fact, modern counterinsurgency strategy aims at separating the guerrilla from his support base in the population. And for the West, there's only one way to do that, and that is to STOP opening the gates to Muslim immigration, and start enforcing immigration laws. Anything else is meaningless.

"But that's DISCRIMINATION! There MUST be an alternative!" Right on both counts, because there IS an alternative:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What Scientists Mean When They Say ‘Race’ Is Not Genetic

Bottom line, it means "Race does not exist, except when it does." Got that? The Huff n' Puff Post explains it all in the latest article on politicized science in the DC Empire:

The race concept should be removed from genetics research for the following reasons: Genetic methods do not support the classification of humans into discrete races, [and] racial assumptions are not good biological guideposts. Races are not genetically homogenous and lack clear-cut genetic boundaries. And because of this, using race as a proxy to make clinical predictions is about probability. ...

We also believe that a variable so mired in historical and contemporary controversy has no place in modern genetics. Race has both scientific and social meanings that are impossible to tease apart, and we worry that using such a concept in modern genetics does not serve the field well.
Translation: Open borders must be imposed because it makes no sense to regulate who can and cannot settle in the US.

(Guess these folks have never watched CSI, where you can take a blob from a rotted corpse and identify its DNA so precisely that scientists -- that is, real scientists, rather than Lysenko wannabes -- can determine the race and sex of the deceased, as well as reconstruct its facial features.)

Okay, so race does not exist. However ...

Race also, of course, has social meanings. And by suggesting that race is not a useful tool for classifying humans, we do not mean to say that somehow race is not real. Race is, of course, real. We live in a country and a world where skin color has long been used as a way to systematize discrimination and brutality.

But that is not what we are arguing in this paper. We are arguing simply that race is not a useful tool to study human genetic diversity and that there is potential harm in doing so. We acknowledge in the paper that using race as a political or social category to study racism and its biological effects, although fraught with challenges, remains necessary.
Translation: When it comes to continuing to enforce affirmative action, racial set-asides, and blaming all minority ills on "White Privilege," race most definitely exists. There. That settles that.

"You're on fire, stupid!"

Members of the Revolutionary Communist Party tried to set an American flag on fire outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last night. Ironically -- but predictably, knowing these clowns -- they set themselves on fire. When police started spraying these geniuses with fire extinguishers, this elite vanguard of the oppressed ran away, thinking it was pepper spray. Police had to yell at some of them to stop so they could extinguish the flames.

These neo-communists sported black shirts with the motto "Revolution nada menos!" which means "Revolution, nothing less!" Talk about incendiary rhetoric.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Plagiarism!

Liberals are shrieking about Melania Trump's supposed plagiarism of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech. That's because liberals really, really despise those who steal other people's writings.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Liberals said this would never happen

When the Supreme Soviet, I mean, Supreme Court ruled that same-sex "marriage" was a right guaranteed by some previously unknown sentence in the Constitution, all the good and wise people assured us it could never lead to group marriage. Don't look now, but the de facto legalization of "polyamory" has already established a beachhead in Portland, Oregon:

Polyamory is the practice of intimate relationships involving more than two people with the consent of everyone involved. In recent years, polyamory is working its way to becoming a household term. Researchers have estimated that 4 to 5% of Americans practice some form of consensual non-monogamy. A 2014 blog post by Psychology Today revealed that 9.8 million people have agreed to allow satellite lovers in their relationships, which includes poly couples, swinging couples and others practicing sexual non-monogamy.

And in Portland – home to swingers’ clubs, the most strip bars per capita, and annual porn festivals – it seems you can’t throw a stone without finding a poly relationship. Although there’s no official data supporting an exact number, various Meetup groups boast a few thousand members each, while other Facebook groups have hundreds.
Right. We were also promised the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would never lead to racial quotas, and today we're bogged down in a tangle of set-asides, diversity goals, and disparate impact lawsuits.

When are we going to quit believing politicians?

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Fire Spreads

We are now witnessing the fruits of the Civil Rights Revolution. Hatred of everything associated with traditional America is tearing us apart, and leaving a trail of carnage in its wake. Consider the latest pre-mortem from Heather Mac Donald:

The difference between the 1960s and today is that the hatred of law enforcement and of whites is being stoked by the highest reaches of the establishment. Universities sometimes seem like little else than factories of desperately ginned-up racial grievance. That the cop killer in Dallas and apparently in Baton Rouge as well came out of the military is an indication that the happy talk about how the military is an engine of racial reconciliation is na├»ve. The country has been pretending that the main source of racism today comes from whites. Anyone who has spent time in the inner city and even more middle-class black precincts—such as college campuses—knows differently.
We're in the grip of our own version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. That began in 1966 when Mao sought to expand his power by removing "impure elements" within the Chinese Communist party. Mao and his cultish followers organized purges against "revisionists" who emphasized technical expertise over party dogma. Cultural treasures were destroyed in the name of "liberating" China from its past (sound familiar?), and over a million lost their lives.

Is it too late for us to stop this escalating insanity?

Brother of Pakistan's Qandeel Baloch: I'm 'proud' of strangling my sister

This is why nations -- REAL nations, as opposed to extended stay motels -- regulate who can enter their territories. Some cultures are simply incompatible, as this story from Pakistan illustrates:

The brother of Pakistani social media star, Qandeel Baloch, says he's proud he killed his sister, claiming he did it because "girls are born to stay home."

The 25 year-old Qandeel was strangled Friday at her family home in the city of Multan in the Pakistani province of Punjab. After going on the run, her brother was later arrested. In his confession video, he expresses no regret.

"I am proud of what I did. I drugged her first, then I killed her," Waseem Baloch says. "She was bringing dishonor to our family."

Waseem goes on to remark that he thinks he will be remembered with pride and honor, and by bringing honor to his family he has earned his place "in heaven."

"Girls are born to stay home and follow traditions. My sister never did that," he says.
And we can't dismiss this act as an isolated incident; it's ingrained in Pakistan's culture:

According to the Independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, violence against women is rampant, with as many as 212 women being killed in the name of 'honor' in the first five months of 2016.
Globalists and their leftist cheerleaders pretend cultural differences are insignificant. Reality teaches otherwise.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Baton Rouge Massacre

Three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, policemen are dead, and three are in the hospital, one in critical condition, as a result of an "ambush" by Gavin Eugene Long of Kansas City, Missouri. No word yet whether Long was enflamed by irresponsible BLM propaganda or by the one-sided tut-tutting of our Chief Executive.

We need sane and moderate voices in Baton Rouge -- individuals or organizations that will hose down the red-hot rhetoric that has inspired nothing but more distrust and violence. Wait, I have a new Google alert coming in:

New Black Panther Party forms Baton Rouge chapter

Uh-oh...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Our obsession with "democracy" is dangerous

Obama, like every other gullible Western leader, has sided with Erdogan's Islamist government against the Turkish military. Per Obama, we must "support the democratically elected government of Turkey."

No, we don't, not if we want to avoid giving ISIS the Islamist caliphate it yearns for. Since the days of Ataturk, the Turkish military has been a force for a secular, pro-Western Turkey. Now that the only brake toward radical Islamization has been shattered, there's nothing to stop the revival of a new, more powerful Islamist caliphate.

No wonder liberals are so confused

From Jinx Clower:

FBI has found no evidence that Orlando shooter targeted Pulse because it was a gay club

When Omar Mateen took hostages and shot to death 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, the usual suspects ran over each other trying to paint the attack as anything but what it was: an act of Islamic jihad.

No, said the gun-grabbers, it's the fault of guns! No, said the SJWs, white privilege caused it. And Omid Safi, the director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University, blathered that Mateen had somehow been infected by racist, homophobic Southerners. Here's Safi's email: omid.safi@duke.edu

But now that the FBI has conducted its thorough investigation, all the breathless speculation and finger-pointing has to be judged by the cold, hard facts. Here's the bottom line of the FBI's report on Omar Mateen:

The FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, U.S law enforcement officials said. ...

Officials said there is nothing to suggest that he attempted to cover up his tracks by deleting files. They also added he did not make gay slurs during the shooting spree inside the club, based on witnesses.

In a 911 call, Mateen pledged allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State and did not make any homophobic comments. FBI Director James B. Comey has said Mateen was radicalized and previously been the target of a terrorism investigation.
But then, people blinded by ideology never pay attention to mere facts. They have Greater Truths to promote.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Quote of the day

"When we get in each other’s faces, we get on each other’s nerves. It’s time to get out of each other’s faces. Westerners and Muslims don’t agree on the basics of social order and don’t want to live under the same rules. That shouldn’t be a problem because that’s what separate countries are for. We should stop occupying their countries and stop letting them move to ours." - Steve Sailer

Thursday, July 14, 2016

At Least 75 Dead in Nice After Grenade-Filled Truck Plows Into Crowd

We didn't have to wait very long for the next Islamist terror attack:

ISIS is celebrating the apparent terrorist attack in Nice, France, on Thursday as retaliation for the death of Abu Omar al-Shishani—the terror group’s so-called “minister of war”—who was killed earlier this year by coalition forces while fighting in Iraq.

At least 75 people were killed and dozens more were injured when a truck barreled through a large crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day, a French holiday commemorating the storming of the famous Parisian fortress in 1789, an important milestone in the French Revolution. The driver of the truck reportedly was killed by French authorities.
That's it. Have we had enough? If the West is to survive, it's time to quit waiting like cattle at the stockyard, and start defending ourselves. It's time to stop all immigration from Middle Eastern countries and start deporting all illegal aliens.

That is, unless you LIKE news stories like this. And there will be more.

Quote of the day

"It’s easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book." Barack Obama

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ramirez cartoon

From Michael Ramirez

Transgender woman arrested for voyeurism at Target

Wait a minute -- we were assured by the Wise Ones that this sort of thing would never happen:

A transgender Idaho Falls woman was arrested Tuesday on one count of felony voyeurism for a report that she took pictures of another woman changing clothes in a dressing room at Target in Ammon.

Shauna Patricia Smith, 43, is in custody in the Bonneville County Jail under the name Sean Smith, according to the jail’s active inmate roster. A Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office news release said the suspect also is known as Sean P. Smith.

Sheriff’s deputies responded Monday to the store after a woman reported that someone was taking pictures of her while she was inside a dressing room trying on clothes, the release said. The victim noticed the subject reaching over the wall with a cellphone taking pictures. The victim confronted the suspect who then fled the store on foot, the release said.
So -- a person with XY chromosomes acts like a man, no matter what he's wearing or what he calls himself. And we thought the magic words "transgender woman" would change a man's chromosomes into XX. But nature makes the rules, not SJWs.

This day in history

In 1863, the Anti-Draft Riots broke out in New York City. Angered by the provision in the draft law that allowed the rich to buy their way out of military service, the rioters also targeted abolitionists and blacks. "Many blacks were beaten to death, and a black orphanage was burned, leaving hundreds of children homeless. Business ceased, and robbing and looting flourished."

These riots inspired the Leonardo DiCaprio/Daniel Day-Lewis classic Gangs of New York.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Self-determination will destroy us!

Or so said the experts. Here's the headline from the May 31 Guardian, weeks before the Brexit vote:

"Brexit would prompt stock market and house price crash, says IMF"

And here's today's financial headline from CNN:

"Dow rises to all-time high"

Quote of the day

"There will be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it by the back door, and no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union, and as Prime Minister I will make sure that we leave the European Union." Theresa May, Britain's next prime minister

Monday, July 11, 2016

Majority Disapprove of Decision Not to Charge Clinton

The Empire's veneer of legitimacy just took another major hit with Hillary's email scandal:

A majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI's recommendation not to charge Hillary Clinton with a crime over her handling of email while secretary of state, and a similar number in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the issue leaves them worried about how she would handle her responsibilities as president if elected. ...

56 percent disapprove of FBI Director James Comey's recommendation not to charge Clinton, while just 35 percent approve. Similarly, 57 percent say the incident makes them worried about how Clinton might act as president if she is elected, with most very worried about it. Just 39 percent feel the issue isn't related to how she would perform as president.
56%. That's a landslide, folks.

Black police officer confronts BLM

If we can get past the brainless SJW slogans and the rigid ideology of the Cultural Marxists, we might just cut through to the truth. Step One: Ignore the pro-big-government propaganda from the corporate media, and keep counter-punching with the facts. A Black policeman from Florida named Jay Stalien does just that in this riveting post:

Complaint: More black people get arrested than white boys.

Fact: Black People commit a grossly disproportionate amount of crime. Data from the FBI shows that Nationwide, Blacks committed 5,173 homicides in 2014, whites committed 4,367. Chicago’s death toll is almost equal to that of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, combined. Chicago’s death toll from 2001–November, 26 2015 stands at 7,401. The combined total deaths during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2015: 4,815) and Operation Enduring Freedom/Afghanistan (2001-2015: 3,506), total 8,321.

Complaint: Blacks are the only ones getting killed by police, or they are killed more.

Fact: As of July 2016, the breakdown of the number of US Citizens killed by Police this year is, 238 White people killed, 123 Black people killed, 79 Hispanics, 69 other/or unknown race.

Fact: Black people kill more other blacks than Police do, and there are only protest and outrage when a cop kills a black man. University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest crime data from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012. Professor Johnson’s research further concluded that 112 black men died from both justified and unjustified police-involved killings annually during this same period.
You definitely want to read the whole thing.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Time to outlaw "Black Lives Matter" terrorists

Here's the latest on the Dallas terror attack:

The man who shot 12 police officers, killing five, at a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Dallas on Thursday night has been named as Micah Xavier Johnson, a 25-year-old with no criminal history or ties to terror groups.

Johnson, from Mesquite, Texas, a 20 minute drive from Dallas, reportedly told law enforcement that he was a US Army Veteran, and claimed to have acted alone, countering reports that as many as four gunmen were involved in the massacre.

'The suspect said he was upset about Black Lives Matter. He said he was upset about the recent police shootings of black suspects. He said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers,' Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed at a 7:30am press conference.
So -- a militant who's been radicalized by "Black Lives Matter" propaganda goes to a BLM rally where he murders five white officers. How open-and-shut is that case? We need to throw the book at this domestic terror group for inciting violence.

Dallas Police Ambush Suspect "Wanted to Kill White People"

Here's what happened in Dallas last night:

A suspect who was killed by police after snipers shot 12 Dallas officers, five fatally, "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," police chief David Brown said.

Brown said the suspect, who he would not identify, told a hostage negotiator that he was upset about the Black Lives Matter movement and the recent police shootings of black men elsewhere in the U.S.

"The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," Brown said. "The suspect stated that he was not affiliated with any groups and he stated that he did this alone."
And here's why it happened, in the words of Barack Obama from yesterday:

"Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases, I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton Rouge, and I have full confidence in their professionalism and their ability to conduct a thoughtful, thorough, and fair inquiry.

"But regardless of the outcome of such investigations, what's clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve."
When the powers that be, backed by a gleefully complicit media, hype every incident of white-on-black violence and then moralize about "racial disparities," the natural response will be simmering resentment. Domestic violence is the inevitable repercussion of such a climate. So congratulations to you all, including the SPLC, Al Sharpton, newspaper editors, SJWs, and President Obama. The poisonous brew you've been spicing up and marinating for years has done its work.

And this is the result:

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Book for a Southerner’s Bookshelf

The Abbeville Institute blog today features a great introduction to War For What? by Francis W. Springer. Frequent contributor Gail Jarvis provides an overview of Mr. Springer's highly readable commentary of the political, social, and economic forces that sparked the war, commentary that dares to scrutinize the official view of the WBTS as a noble crusade to "free the slaves." Check it out!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nationalism comes roaring back

You know why the left will ultimately lose? Because their war is against human nature. Humans are tribal beings; they need a sense of identity, of belonging. The leftist agenda is so anti-human, it cannot survive without a big government to impose it. Nationalism, on the other hand, continues to spring up despite all the establishment's attempts to eradicate it. Check out these young Russian nationalists in Ukraine:

In the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, the breakaway region of eastern Ukraine, training for war starts young.

Teenage girls wearing Russian military uniforms spend Saturday afternoons taking apart and putting together Kalashnikovs. The average Russian soldier needs more than 10 seconds to break one down; 15-year-old Katerina, who declined to give her last name, takes just 9 seconds. With a blindfold on.

“Since I was little I preferred playing football with boys to playing with dolls,” said Katerina with a smile, before getting serious. “This is our history. … We remember our history. We remember who we are.”

They are young Ukrainians who want to separate from Ukraine and join Russia. They call themselves rebels, although Ukraine prefers "separatists."
Rebels. Separatists. My suggestion is "young patriots." Need a little pick-me-up? Hit the play button on the following video of Icelanders performing the ultimate 'Viking war chant' for their soccer team:

How can bloodless leftist abstractions compete with THAT? They can't. No one in this crowd wanted to recite multicultural drivel. They wanted the red meat of raw Icelandic pride.