#violence

The Left vows to burn America if SCOTUS picked pre election

While there is increasingly less to burn to the ground, the Left took to Twitter to threaten chaos if a SCOTUS nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confirmed pre-election. Never mind accepting a constitutional process, threaten the rest of America.

Writer, commentator, professor, Emmy-nominated producer, and scholar of religions, Reza Aslan tweeted, “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fucking thing down.

Dr. Jessie Christiansen, an Australian astrophysicist working at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, exclaimed, “IF THEY RAM THROUGH AN APPOINTMENT IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS I WILL RIOT.

Does Christiansen have citizenship? If not, she has no place rioting against a country that has given her the privilege to work there.

Hollywood screenwriter Beau Willimon said, “We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.

Aaron Gouveia, author of ‘Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent’s Guide to Bringing Up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity’ tweeted, “Fuck no. Burn it all down.” Not sure if that aligns with his book?!

University of Waterloo Political Science Professor Emmett Macfarlane, who specializes in constitutional law, public policy & Canadian politics, tweeted, “Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS.

Poor old RBG wasn’t spared by the Left either. One brave keyboard warrior wrote,

fuck you Ruth Bader Ginsburg

fuck you for not retiring under Obama

fuck you for dying under Trump

fuck you

fuck you

fuck you

You get the drift? All balance and just the right kind of stable minds who deserve to make decisions on behalf of others.

With an election most likely to head to the Supreme Court a 4-4 result could lead to a constitutional crisis.

It isn’t a formality. Republicans hold 53 Senate seats. It is unlikely that Trump hating Mitt Romney will vote for it. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has openly said she won’t vote pre-election.

As a confirmation process progresses we only imagine the Democrats will try to outdo the shameful mud slinging that descended on the Kavanaugh hearing.

Instead of quelling the riots, Portland’s mayor will simply move house

One would think after almost 100 days of consecutive protests that the radical left mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, might eventually do something to quell the unrest, violence and murder on his streets.

One might have thought he had worked out back in July that joining the rioters in solidarity only resulted in them heckling and eventually ejecting him. Fail.

When the rioting eventually came to his house this week, that wasn’t a trigger to pull the plug on the destruction. Instead, he will move house. In an email to the other residents of his 114-unit high rise, the mayor expressed his “sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position…It’s unfair to all of you who have no role in politics or in my administration.

Does he not think that all he will end up doing is transfer the problem to his new neighbours?

When Trump offered Wheeler federal aid (aka  National Guard), the mayor wrote this open letter.

Dear President Trump:

Yet again, you said you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city.

On behalf of the City of Portland: No thanks.

We don’t need your politics of division and demagoguery. Portlanders are onto you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the COVID pandemic. And we know you’ve reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to reelection.

There is no place for looting, arson, or vandalism in our city. There is no room here for racist violence or those who wish to bring their ideology of hate into our community. Those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law.

Tens of thousands of Portlanders have peacefully protested and marched for the noble cause of fixing our broken criminal justice system. They are part of the proud progressive tradition of Portlanders fighting for justice – from racial justice to economic justice to environmental justice.

When you sent the Feds to Portland last month, you made the situation far worse. Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city.

In Portland, we are focused on coming together as a community to solve the serious challenges we face due to systemic racism, a global pandemic and an economic recession.

Stay away, please.

Signed,

Ted Wheeler
Mayor of Portland

As was the hangover this morning, everything is Trump’s fault. Perhaps Wheeler and Oregon Gov Kate Brown might reflect on the response of local law enforcement as to which branch of government has a clue what to do in order to end the civil unrest. That is right. Instead of looking after his constituents, succumbing to Trump Derangement Syndrome was the better option.

Trump’s tweet, “The big backlash going on in Portland cannot be unexpected after 95 days of watching and incompetent Mayor admits that he has no idea what he is doing. The people of Portland won’t put up with no safety any longer. The Mayor is a FOOL. Bring in the National Guard!” was on the money.

Trump also retweeted this criticism of Wheeler: “the useless f**king idiot and comic relief that gets everyone killed in every disaster movie,” adding “Tone down the language, but TRUE!”

Perhaps Mayor Wheeler might heed the words of Winston Churchill:

“An appeaser is one who feeds his friends to a crocodile in the hope it eats him last.”

Who is worse?

We are not fans of politicizing children to be sure but surely those with any common sense would avoid assaulting a 7-yo kid. To be honest it would be best that the parents didn’t put him in a position to risk such antics but it doesn’t excuse willful hate and bullying.

Now his parents will need to explain to him why these jerks picked on him for exercising his parents’ free speech?!

Americans renouncing citizenship?

An interesting graphic showing those Americans who renounced their citizenship by year. Note the surge under Obama and the tail off when Trump took office.

Apparently the numbers are surging again ahead of the US election. 5,816 Americans have renounced their citizenship in 1H20 according to Bambridge Accountants, a 1,210% increase over the prior six months ending in December 2019. In all of calendar year 2019, 2,072 Americans handed in their citizenship. 

Rasmussen – GOP vs Dems re Police

Rasmussen Reports has put out a poll on how the presidential candidates identify on the side of the police. No real surprise at the results.

66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Trump identifies more with the police in violent protests situations. Just 11% think he identifies more with the protesters, while 15% say he tries to be impartial…

…By contrast, 60% believe most national Democratic leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi identify more with the protesters in violent protest situations. Only 8% feel they identify more with the police. 23% think they try to be impartial…

…55% of voters think most reporters identify with the protesters in violent protest situations. Just 5% say most reporters identify more with the police, but 30% believe most try to be impartial…While 77% of Republicans and 54% of unaffiliateds think most reporters identify with the protesters in violent protests situations, only 37% of Democrats agree.

51% of voters believe government policies and practices encourage violent crime in some cities and states more than others. Just 24% disagree, while another 24% are undecided…But 66% of all Americans oppose reducing the police budget in the community where they live…61% believe violent crime will go up in communities that defund the police.”

Rasmussen Reports puts black support for Trump at 41%

Rasmussen Reports latest poll reveals that 41% of blacks and 43% of other minorities support Trump, record highs. This is up from 34% in December 2019. And a 5-fold jump on 2016.

All we can say is the left should be very concerned. Perhaps more blacks are waking up to the fact that the Democratic Party is the source of their oppression, especially as these riots play out. As Candace Owens says of her #Blexit movement, “more are leaving the Democrat plantation.

And it is worth pointing out those blacks who thought those that didn’t vote for Biden weren’t black came in at a paltry 27%.

No wonder the Democrats are pushing for mail-in ballots!

How a bucket of soda caused a black man & the KKK’s Imperial Wizard to become friends

A fascinating TEDx talk from a musician, Daryl Davis who managed to befriend the KKK despite no training in psychology or sociology. It is really worth the 18 minutes. Yet more media narrative busting.

Media Hijacks the #GeorgeFloyd Protests to Fan the Flames of Sedition

No one should be seeking to exploit the loss of George Floyd at the hands of inexcusable police brutality. Sadly, the #GeorgeFloyd demonstrations have been brazenly hijacked by a growing number of anarchists assisted by willing accomplices in the media to fan the flames of sedition. As Hillary Clinton said, “never let a good crisis go to waste!

Let’s not forget that the majority of Americans were united against what transpired. Yet the first thing the press seized on was to promote the idea of division.

Yes, in certain pockets of society systemic racism exists in America. It shouldn’t but it does. No amount of kneeling or social media virtue signaling can convince those who have hate in their hearts to change. Burning down buildings only hardens their beliefs.

We found a curious documentary several years ago about Daryl Davis, a black man who befriended the KKK. Davis found that listening to them was all that was required. He has caused many to hand in their robes. There is reason why god gave us two ears and one mouth – so we listen more and talk less. We encourage you to watch the full episode. It is eye opening.

Unfortunately, as we pointed out a few days ago, the statistics simply do not bear a deepening rift in race relations to be the case.

We also note the benevolent actions of so many citizens during the crisis who have flatly rejected the doctored sentiment preached by the journalistic corps. Armed militia have felt compelled to guard stores across the country to prevent more livelihoods succumbing to senseless acts of sponsored depravity in their neighbourhoods. Desiree Barnes tore strips off looters in New York for the damage done to her community by those who haven’t the first clue what impact their actions have had. 

We see these as more accurate representations of the mood of the majority of average Americans than mindless clickbait journalists and Twitterati deliberately try to ignore.

Economist and social theorist, Thomas Sowell once 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.”

We posted a video of Washington DC resident Nestride Yumga who took on hundreds of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestors for rank hypocrisy because they don’t attempt to raise awareness for the 191 homicides in Chicago so far this year.

We noted that BLM have been silent over the death of  77yo African American David Dorn, a retired Louisville Police captain, was killed by a rioter defending a pawnshop over a TV.

David McAtee was a 53-year-old African American man known for providing free meals to police officers who stopped by his restaurant was killed in a shoot out he was not a part of. Where was BLM?

Yet BLM activists have been happy to target white liberals putting black squares on their social media avatars.

FNF Media is no fan of slacktivism, the idea that moral preening on social media is enough to make one worthy. In the end, the cause ends up all about themselves – upping evidence of keyboard commitment to ensure acceptance. Still BLM focused anger at the overuse of their hashtag, not the actual problems of people dying in cold blood.

Many more police officers of all races have been injured, shot and several killed during the violence. Americans are appalled. Violence IS the problem.

Almost everything in the mainstream media (MSM) has become sensationalism writ large. When clickbait driven advertising revenues are at stake and an opportunity to knock off the very head that fuels their derangement, objectivity be damned.

Peaceful demonstrations to raise awareness about corrupt cops and the problems created by centuries of systemic racism are enshrined in the constitution. Trump openly stated he wants to protect 1A. Yet CNN’s Don Lemon had the nerve to call Trump’s actions the path to a “dictatorship.” His colleagues on the scene spoke of “mostly peaceful protests” as one stood in front of a building which was engulfed in 40ft high flames and another dodging bottles hurled at him.

The MSM went out of its way to talk about peaceful demonstrators being brutally suppressed by vindictive law enforcement officers. Innocent protestors have become unfortunate collateral damage in too many cases, mostly due to the proximity of the rioters to them.

Perhaps keyboard warriors might propose what the police should do in order to maintain order? Should law enforcement ask each protestor if they intend to commit acts of theft, violence or assault? It is just not an option when rioters are exacerbating the protestors’ suffering in the same areas. The rioters couldn’t give a damn about George Floyd. That is self-evident.

Think through the logic of those who have spent a lifetime building a business. If Trump says he wants to overwhelm vandals who have no qualms destroying their innocent livelihoods with a bigger show of force where do you think the public sympathy will lie? The promise to follow up with harsh sentencing via the brainless uploading of their crimes to social media feeds will only win more support,

Then we had sanctimonious celebrities spewing hypocrisy behind gated mansions with armed rent-a-cops who would shoot rioters on a whim if they were threatened. Hollywood only proved Ricky Gervais 100% correct.

The Left has demanded Trump reason with the rioters. How would appeasement tactics work with a group who utterly despise him? Had he played defence it would have given the mob a free license to push the crisis into overdrive which is exactly what they crave. After all, the ends justify the means. 

The media relished the chance to tag Trump as a coward, claiming he had fled to his bunker. Such calls are made solely at the discretion of the Secret Service, the people paid to protect him. This is exactly why he staged the walk across Lafayette Square ahead of his security team and pose in front of St. Johns Church to debunk that narrative.

Yet journalists devoted more outrage over this action to clear a path to the house of worship than the very acts of the rioters who unsuccessfully tried to burn it to the ground a day earlier. Priorities.

The media repeatedly pushed lies about tear gas being used on those peaceful protestors outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Never mind that the US Park Police went on record to deny that accusations and state they had been attacked with projectiles “including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids” and “found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.” Must be the same peaceful protestors CNN has talked about.

Trump has only one real option – play offense. Which he is doing. Most Americans want an end to seeing footage of police in Buffalo being callously run down by speeding rioters or other cops being shot and filmed as they bleed out. They want law and order restored and the longer it goes the more angry they will get at authorities sitting doing nothing when they were only too happy to issue citations for violating stay at home orders.

Yet it doesn’t matter what Trump does. Even if he delivered the very script the MSM wrote for him, they’d find fault.

We could go on and on.

We should all condemn all violence and vigorously defend the right to free speech. What we are seeing is activists pushing for more of the former and less of the latter. That should tell us much.

We think these riots have solidified Trump’s chances for re-election. Fewer Americans want to be associated with groups that openly embrace thuggery and looting as fair game.

Lived experience through the past two weeks of violence and the past three months of lockdown are enough evidence to prove that Americans are growing tired of anarchy and totalitarianism. There is only one candidate who openly stands against it – Trump.

Two other things we’ve learnt.

The picture at the top depicts yet more sanctimonious hijacking of the George Floyd tragedy by protestors in Sydney (and many other countries). Despite facts borne out of a Royal Commission that aboriginal deaths in custody were no different to any other demographic, woke mobs think killing cops is something to boast about.

The only other thing we’ve learnt is that ignoring social distancing doesn’t seem to be a problem either.

Let’s hope this senseless violence is quelled and cooler heads prevail.

Merkel presides over worst outcome since 1949

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Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU looks to have sealed the largest support but it is her party’s worst showing since 1949. While much of the press is hailing her 4th term one can’t dismiss the rise of the Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) which looks to cement in the third spot with around 14% (c. 6 million votes). In the 2013 election AfD only managed 4.7% (c. 2mn votes) which was below the 5% threshold required to take seats in the Bundestag. Zero seats then, Now looking at 95+.

As CM wrote on Nov 21, 2016,

Think of the coming German elections in 2017 as more like Australia’s recent federal election where Liberal Party PM Malcolm Turnbull scraped home with the protest vote going to smaller parties such as Pauline Hanson’s ultra conservative One Nation Party…Merkel’s power will be greatly cut back as she is forced to pander to the reduced majority and harder line elements the results of recent state elections have borne out clearly.”

While we are already hearing the major parties refusing to form a coalition with it (much like those Dutch parties refusing to team up with Wilders’ Party for Freedom) the message is clear. More voters are sick of the political hand wringing that glosses over issues that concern them. It was the same for Le Pen. Yes, she lost to Macron but she doubled the share of the vote of her Front National party to a record – more than twice as many cared for her platform. Trump’s win. Brexit. The Italian 5 Star Movement. The Italian referendum. The Hungarian referendum. The Dutch election. All showing large shifts toward ‘national’ interests. Why?

It doesn’t matter how far-fetched some might feel the views of people who are voting for ‘nationalist’ platforms may be, the reality is that the counter arguments and actions taken by the current crop of the apologist political class isn’t cutting through. The only way many can express their frustration is at the ballot box. Hence we get Merkel’s worst showing. Yet when political parties say they ‘refuse’ to partner with it, how can they realistically alienate a party that represents 14% of the country? The mainstream media pillorying the supporters of right wing parties are part of the problem. They are made to feel ashamed for holding legitimate  concerns so all that happens is they get pushed underground and resurface at election time. This is why opinion polls have become largely meaningless.

In Merkel’s case what did she expect when she tried to gag the media and police in Cologne on New Year’s Day to cover her gross misguided altruism? To then support the Mayor of Cologne’s suggestion that German women dress more appropriately so they won’t be pestered spoke to many as such a limp wristed response to common decency. Germans are fair minded people but they cannot be expected to sacrifice hard earned freedoms for some who treat their generosity with utter contempt. Hearts and minds can’t be one by political correctness which seeks to segregate swimming pools and encourage citizens to keep an arms distance from certain groups to avoid unsolicited contact. No wonder the hard talking AfD has taken advantage of this weakness.

Before the trolls scream “racist, Nazi or bigot” we must ask ourselves why these large shifts? Put simply, more people are wanting action over problems they are not being addressed by the political class.

In Germany, political violence has been at record highs. The domestic intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz (BfV), reported  in Germany’s 2016 Report on the Protection of the Constitution, the number of left-wing extremists climbed last year, rising to 28,500 — the highest figure since 2012. It said the number of right-wing extremists was 22,471, about one-quarter of whom were neo-Nazis.

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Surely such demonstrations pointed squarely at politicians failing to be open and frank about issues. Talking about truck drivers ramming Christmas markets or shooting up Munich shopping malls as isolated events doesn’t fool anyone. Perhaps the most disgraceful cover up was the camera footage of three Bulgarian migrant thugs who kicked an innocent German female down some subway stairs where she broke limbs. The man who released the video as evidence of the lack of action taken by authorities was arrested for breaching privacy laws. It is like charging a home owner for knocking out a thief trying to break and enter.

Chalk this up as another loss for the political establishment.