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Six F-1 drivers take a stand against hypocrisy

Before the Austrian F-1 GP, Max Verstappen, Antonio Giovinazzi, Daniil Kvyat, Carlo Sainz, Charles Leclerc and Kimi Raikkonen chose to stand while 14 other drivers took the knee in support of BLM.

Good to see that some sports stars aren’t prepared to be shamed into political stunts especially one driven (no pun intended) by one of the biggest hypocrites in the paddock, who drives for a manufacturer with a history of slavery.

As we pointed out last week, Aussie driver Daniel Ricciardo perfectly summed up the fear of being cancelled for not speaking up.

Here’s betting all 14 kneelers haven’t even read the reprehensible Marxist manifesto of #BLM movement they knelt for.

We can’t wait for the follow up woke cause surrounding climate change as they whiz 5mpg race cars around tracks they flew into by helicopter after landing by private jet after spending coronavirus lockdown on a 300ft super yacht.

Larry Elder trolls Beyonce

Beyoncé’s jumped on Twitter to protest the unequal system. She wrote,

‪”I’m encouraging you to continue to take action. Continue to change and dismantle the racist and unequal system.”‬

‪–@Beyonce 6/28/20‬

Black conservative Larry Elder replied,

‪”Lord knows the “system” hasn’t worked out for her and hubby.

‪#SellingVictimhood‬”

Note Forbes call her the richest self-made woman at $500mn.

83 tons of counterfeit gold bars discovered in…Wuhan, China

A dozen Chinese financial institutions, mainly shadow banks loaned 20 billion yuan (US$2.8 billion) over the past five years to a company named Wuhan Kingold Jewelry which used pure gold as collateral. The “gold” turned out to be gold-plated copper. Lenders are now left with 16 billion yuan vacuum in collateral because of the fake bars.

Dongguan Trust set out to sell the fake bars to cover defaulted Kingold debts but soon discovered that it had been hoodwinked.

Turns out the scam went even deeper – all the way to real estate…the full story here.

L’Oreal whitewashes 1,300 years of Japanese culture

L’Oreal is the latest company to fold to the cancel culture by removing removing the words white/whitening, fair/fairness, light/lightening from all its skin evening products. The cosmetics brand will still sell the creams which is basically as hypocritical as it gets.

If L’Oreal truly wanted to take a stand and put an end to systemic racism, it would dictate to its core customers that they need to check their bigotry and ban the creams as the tool to enforce correct behaviours.

The irony of skin whitening creams is that whites make up a tiny slice of users. Indeed Asian women make up the bulk of the buyers.

Did L’Oreal realize that during the Nara Period (710–94), Japanese women painted their face with a white powder called oshiroi? This was also documented in texts during the Heian Period (794–1185). White facial colour stood as a symbol of beauty then as it does today.

So that is to say the Japanese self-determined their own views on beauty over 1,300 years ago, before the country ever encountered “gaijin”, a name that came 500 years later when Kublai Khan tried to invade in the 13th Century.

You can learn more about the skin whitening cream market here. Note it also includes the wonderful success story of a black woman, Rachel Roff, who filled a gap in the market by targeting people of colour with products the racist (?) product developers at J&J never bothered to cater to because they deemed it uncommercial.

Never mind, you’ve been told by L’Oreal.

In a Time of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act

The activists demanding society changes to their version of a new world order are those least qualified to set the rules for the majority.

Gone are legal and democratic processes. Bypass all that. Topple statues, rewrite history and vilify anyone who wishes to have a civil discourse on how to make changes that benefit all, not just the few.

It is all too easy for those who have little clue of history to tell us about what the future should look like.

Who can blame them? No one is standing up to them.

Police officers taking knees despite not being guilty of any crimes themselves, corporates removing products they were happy to sell for decades on the basis it is now chic to make gushing virtue signaling PR releases to avoid censure and politicians who have been too weak to put anything meaningful on record. Gutless.

Where is the debate? Is this a society the plurality want? Activists riding roughshod over civility under the pretense of injustice is desirable? In other words, fight racism with more racism. Fight sexism with more sexism and protest violence with more violence against people completely unrelated to the cause. Cancel movies, sporting team chants and even comedy. They will tell you what is acceptable.

Decent people are prepared to accept improvements in society. They don’t see it achievable with defunded police, censorship or autonomous zones.

Perhaps CHAZ/CHOP is the perfect example of what the apparatchiks who scream the loudest, covet. For them, Day 1, Year 0 is a mission. Never mind the hypocrisy of everything it stands for. No police, rule by unelected warlords, mob violence with street administered kangaroo courts, demands for whites to compensate blacks and walls with strict immigration policies. That is not all of it. Everything they reject in a democratic society they endorse in CHAZ.

We are being led by cowards. The more our law makers and companies surrender to appeasing the mob, the more they are emboldened.

Like most decent people, we don’t need sanctimonious lectures from corporates, sporting bodies and law makers, many with sordid pasts, on how we should check our privileges and reflect on feeling guilty about things which don’t define us nor ever given a thought.

Yet this is what is happening. Complete submission to a fringe minority who use threats an intimidation to foster change. Who knew shaving required lectures on toxic masculinity? Who knew skin whitening cream was inappropriate despite pale skin being desirable in certain cultures for centuries before people of other races were even known about? Everything is at risk of appropriation.

No thanks.

We’ll continue to make noise in full knowledge we will be the first to be locked up in a new world order because “In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act.”

CHAZ Warlord to be cancelled already?

It seems CHAZ warlord Raz Simone may be cancelled due to the emergence of homophobic tweets.

It must be so difficult being a liberal. First they protest about illegal immigration and the need for strict borders. Then they’re screaming for supplies from the neighboring democracy they want to overthrow. Now the supreme leader isn’t inclusive.

After the revelation that The Guardian was founded by a slave owner this week, poor old CHAZ may end up down a cheerleader.

Perhaps it needs to be renamed CHUMP – Capitol Hill Unbelievably Moronic Precinct.

The intellectually inconsistent crusade that demands bigger gov’t solutions and anarchy simultaneously

Several weeks ago we wrote about the “hijacking” of the George Floyd protests for everything but that.

mrcTV’s Brittany Hughes concurs and explains how much further the protest madness has spread in America.

Note Black Trans Lives Matter (BTLM) protests have taken place even though they had nothing to do with George Floyd or police brutality. Just black trans rights. Not all trans rights.

Never mind that protestors also defaced the statue of Matthias Baldwin by spraypainting “colonizer.” Baldwin was a slavery abolitionist who pushed for black voting rights three decades before the Civil War. In 1835, he donated money to establish a school for African-American children in Philadelphia and paid for it out of his own pocket. But hey, he was white so must have been a rabid supremacist. Easier to rub out his inconvenient history.

If only these protests had anything to do with black lives or George Floyd. So typical of the hypocrisy of the social justice movement. As Thomas Sowell said,

Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.

CHAZ fights racism with more racism

Some woke white liberals must be questioning their own personal economic consequences for remaining in CHAZ. A CHAZ leader demanded that whites pay people of colour $10 before they leave. Will that be a one-off fee? A daily charge? Will a proof or receipt be required?

The leader says he “remembers” their faces so they better be sure to check their privilege before leaving. So much for equality.

Defeat racism with more racism.

CHAZ believes in walls and no immigration – which contradicts liberal dogma

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CHAZ is the perfect example of liberal hypocrisy.

For all of the complaints liberals make about walls, CHAZ is barricaded and armed guards restrict those who wish to enter at checkpoints. Isn’t that what Trump is doing with the southern border? Don’t laugh, even residents of Seattle aren’t allowed access to the area unless they pass the criteria of entry. No illegal immigrants! Isn’t that what Trump wants? Signs at the border say, “You are leaving the United States of America.” Clearly, the CHAZ leaders understand that uncontrolled immigration could tank the local economy.

What is the economy of CHAZ? It has no natural resources, industry or trade agreements with other nations. Extortion through violence seems to be the main staple of the economy. It must pain them to use US$. A senior Seattle Police officer contradicted the “summer of love” “block party” touting Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan, by saying, “citizens and businesses being asked to pay a fee to operate in the area…this is the crime of extortion.”

Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw made the best sense of it all when he tweeted with respect to the sign outside CHAZ,

I just want to remind all that when you create an “autonomous zone,” you don’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that you are rebelling against…Kind of defeats the meaning of “autonomous.” #SeattleAutonomousZone

We guess it is hard to be peacefully challenged.

Keep up the good work Democrats. You are sinking your chance to be taken seriously as a credible alternative to Trump come November 2020.

Cure for insomnia?

Depending on one’s political affiliation there are two ways to look at this pile of books displayed at Target in Westfield Chatwsood, Australia:

1) a conservative’s cure for insomnia

2) a socialist starter kit

NB for our American subscribers, former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull was what you would classify as a RINO (Republican in Name Only). He ran our Liberal Party (which is conservative) although his policy positions were all liberal as you would view the term.

You might remember Turnbull as being the first foreign dignatory to be slapped by Trump for signing a duplicitous deal over refugees with President Obama weeks before his second term ended.