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Apr 20 2021

Amnesty International Accused of Unwokeness

You might think nothing could be woker than Amnesty International, an organization that draws virtual signaling donations from liberal elitists by advancing leftist politics in the name of “human rights.” Yet we read this from the Guardian, flagship publication of Britain’s liberal establishment:

Amnesty International has a culture of white privilege with incidents of overt racism including senior staff using the N-word and micro-aggressive behaviour such as the touching of black colleagues’ hair, according to an internal review into its secretariat.

By now we know enough to treat assertions that the forbidden N-word has been uttered with skepticism. But who can deny microaggressions, which include all behavior that sacred BIPOCs choose to be offended by?

It came as eight current and former employees of Amnesty International UK (AIUK) described their own experiences of racial discrimination and issued a statement calling on senior figures to stand down.

One of the whistleblowers, Katherine Odukoya, said: “We joined Amnesty hoping to campaign against human rights abuses but were instead let down through realising that the organisation actually helped perpetuate them.”

Yes, touching the hair of a Person of Color qualifies as a human rights abuse. Senior figures’ heads must roll.

Rather than attempt to defend their organization, representatives of AIUK crawl on their knees, coughing up abject apologies. Given the current climate, this does not indicate that they did anything wrong. To respond in any other way to accusations of political incorrectness would be politically incorrect.

Accusers shriek that someone used the “P-word.” What P stands for is unclear, considering how many words have been deleted from the Newspeak Dictionary. Given the British context, I’m guessing they mean “Paki,” which is short for “Pakistani colonist” and apparently now forbidden.

The internal review at Amnesty’s international secretariat was “commissioned following the Black Lives Matter movement.” That means if there are any white people to be found, they will be found guilty.

Alleged violations of wokeness include:

• Systemic bias including the capability of black staff being questioned consistently and without justification, and minority ethnic staff feeling disempowered and sidelined on projects.

This is why blacks must always be put in charge of projects, regardless of who is most qualified. Otherwise, they will feel disempowered and sidelined.

• A lack of awareness or sensitivity to religious practices resulting in problematic comments and behaviour.

The religion in question must be Islam, the only religion championed by moonbats. Raising your eyebrow if someone drops to the floor to praise Allah in the middle of a meeting would qualify as human rights abuse.

Amnesty International had encouraged these accusations by proclaiming itself guilty of whiteness:

In June last year the international board of Amnesty International sent an email to staff addressing the Black Lives Matter movement and racism. Citing the killing of George Floyd, it said racism was encoded into the “very organisational model” of the human rights body, which had been shaped by the “colonial power dynamics and borders” that were “fresh” at the time of its founding in 1961.

A violent Criminal of Color with Covid and a heart condition dying of a massive fentanyl overdose presents an ideal opportunity for any organization created by white people to denounce itself for “colonial power dynamics.”

Perfect political correctness is an ideal that can never be achieved so long as white people still exist. Any organization largely comprised of white people must be canceled.

On a tip from Steve T.

Apr 20 2021

Could Maxine Waters Spring Derek Chauvin?

Assuming that Derek Chauvin is not criminally responsible for George Floyd’s death — and it appears that he is not — the best outcome would be a not guilty verdict and the ensuing mob violence kept under control. To that end, Minneapolis has been made into a fortress. The next best outcome, if the jury succumbs to intimidation and votes guilty, would be Chauvin getting sprung after the trial is declared null and void thanks to the antics of Maxine Waters.

Readers will recall that like Al Sharpton, Waters traveled to Minnesota to exploit the Chauvin spectacle. After asking for police protection, she encouraged mob violence against the police. This was followed within a few hours by a drive-by assassination attempt on National Guard and Minneapolis police. Although powerful Persons of Color are not subject to criminal penalties (as Waters has already demonstrated), she not only committed incitement to riot, but also potentially tampered with the jury by calling for violence if they don’t return a verdict to her liking. Her behavior outraged even the pro-prosecution judge, Peter Cahill.

Via American Thinker:

Cahill denied that the jury would be influenced, but nevertheless, he lit into Waters for talking about the case, “especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law” …

Judge Cahill added that Waters’s conduct not only was “abhorrent,” but could result in the case being overturned on appeal if Chauvin is convicted.

Although Cahill is not willing to declare a mistrial, an appeals court may acknowledge the obvious: Derek Chauvin is not getting a fair trial.

An appellate court might chicken out too and sacrifice Chauvin to Black Lives Matter. But it is always possible that someone will exhibit enough character to defend our system of justice against a vicious mob.

Even if Waters didn’t derail the railroading of Chauvin, she has helped expose the vileness of today’s Democrat Party. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of the three most powerful Democrats, actually defended her outrageous incitement to riot.

The Democrat Party is rotten all the way to the top. We are past the point where any person who is both decent and informed could support it in good conscience.

On tips from Varla, TCS III, and Mr. Freemarket.

Apr 20 2021

Protest Canceled Because Dead Criminal Was White

It isn’t about police. It is about black supremacism. More whites than blacks are killed by police. But white lives don’t matter. For example, dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters descended upon Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s mansion in St Paul on Sunday to theatrically take a knee like the overpaid ballplayers do. This was in honor of another sacred victim: a still unidentified carjacker shot by police in suburban Burnsville.

BLM protesters must be racists. They apparently assumed the criminal’s race from his behavior. He stole a car from a woman at gunpoint and repeatedly fired on police. Getting killed in the course of such activities would qualify him for sainthood in the liberal religion — except that he was white.

Characteristically, the BLM protesters jumped into action before they knew the facts. But eventually, facts filter through the hysteria and reach even moonbats.

Fox News reports:

The BLM marchers, riled by the local police-involved deaths of George Floyd and Daunte Wright, soon appeared to get word that the latest shooting was not one fit for protest.

The protesters turned back and instead headed to Brooklyn Center — the city where Wright died — “because they need more information about what happened in Burnsville first,” [Fox 9 reporter Mitti] Hicks said…

If only they would get more information on Floyd and Wright too. Both were lowlife criminals who died while resisting arrest, neither was purposely killed, and neither was worth protesting over. But it will take some time for those facts to filter through.

The mob of fools does not worship all dead criminals, but only Criminals of Color. Yet notice their own pigmentation:

A more contemptible phenomenon than willing white tools of the Black Lives Matter movement would be beyond imagination.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 20 2021

Al Sharpton in Minneapolis

Before Al Sharpton could become rich and powerful, first he had to become famous. This he accomplished through the mother of all hate hoaxes. Discover the Networks takes us back to November 1987…

…when he injected himself into the case of a 15-year-old black girl named Tawana Brawley, who claimed that she had been abducted and raped by a gang of six whites in Dutchess County, New York. Despite a complete absence of any credible evidence to support Miss Brawley’s story, Sharpton assumed the role of special adviser to the girl…

Lamenting that their client had fallen prey to “certain elements that have constantly antagonized the black community, including the Ku Klux Klan and law-enforcement personnel,” Sharpton and the Brawley lawyers demanded that New York Governor Mario Cuomo appoint a special prosecutor to the case and publicly charged that “high-level” local law-enforcement officials were involved in the crime—an allegation that led to numerous death threats against members of the Dutchess County police department.

The case was a farce from the beginning. Brawley refused to speak with investigators.

Then at a March 1988 news conference, Sharpton and the attorneys fingered Stephen Pagones, Dutchess County’s assistant district attorney, as one of their client’s attackers.

There was no evidence against Pagones or anyone else. It was a circus. Head clown Sharpton denounced those who questioned his absurd allegations as racist.

In June 1988, a Sharpton aide named Perry McKinnon stepped forward to make a remarkable series of disclosures. A former police officer, private investigator, and director of security at a Brooklyn Hospital, McKinnon revealed that: “Sharpton acknowledged to me early on that ‘The [Brawley] story do sound like bull—t, but it don’t matter. We’re building a movement. This is the perfect issue. Because you’ve got whites on blacks. That’s an easy way to stir up all the deprived people, who would want to believe and who would believe—and all [you’ve] got to do is convince them—that all white people are bad. Then you’ve got a movement.” Explaining that Sharpton was methodically “building an atmosphere” for a race war, McKinnon continued: “Sharpton told me it don’t matter whether any whites did it or not. Something happened to her…even if Tawana done it to herself.” To prove his truthfulness, McKinnon submitted to a lie-detector test administered on camera and passed all questions.

The grand jury’s findings were conclusive. It was all a hoax. But Sharpton kept milking it, even proclaiming that Stephen Pagones had privately confessed. He also alleged that Brawley had been victimized by a “white supremist [sic] cult ritual.”

Pagones sued him for defamation. After 10 years of death threats and misery, he prevailed in court. Sharpton was supposed to pay him $65,000, but being above the law, never did. Eventually Sharpton’s supporters paid the debt.

The unapologetic Sharpton went on to become the moral avatar of the Democrat Party. No one is considered as a Democrat presidential candidate without slobbering on his ring.

If the Tawana Brawley hoax had taken place in 2021, Pagones would have been found guilty — not because anyone believed Brawley or Sharpton, but so as to prevent savages from rioting.

Sharpton arrived in Minneapolis yesterday to stamp his imprimatur upon the spectacle unfolding there. Watch him setting off:

Is Derek Chauvin criminally responsible for the death of George Floyd beyond a reasonable doubt? Not likely. But that doesn’t matter to Al Sharpton or anyone else in the liberal lynch mob.

On a tip from Henry.

Apr 20 2021

Babylon Bee CEO Threatened With Instagram Ban Hammer

It doesn’t take much for Big Tech to take out the ban hammer — especially when it comes to sources of information and opinion that pose an ideological threat to the liberal establishment. The Babylon Bee hits progressives where they are most vulnerable by laughing at their absurdity. That puts CEO Seth Dillon in the crosshairs:

Pointing out that it is nuts to walk around outside wearing a Covid mask now warrants cancelation.

Depending on your perceived threat level, you might also get hit with the ban hammer for noticing that Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors has been spending her ill-gotten fortunes on pricey real estate (see here, here, and here). Via Jonathan Turley:

The professed Marxist received considerable criticism for the purchase, including from Jason Whitlock, an African-America sports critic who has also been a critic of BLM. When Whitlock called out Khan-Cullors, Twitter promptly censored the tweet — leaving a notice that it was “no longer available.”

Good thing Dillon is on Gab and Parler. His Twitter account might be shut down at any time.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and ABC of the ANC.

Apr 20 2021

Open Thread

The tendency of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined. - T. S. Eliot
Apr 19 2021

Communist China: Friend or Foe?

Orwell observed that we have “sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” The same goes for intelligent women like Nikki Haley, who reminds us that China is America’s most formidable external threat:

It was said that engagement with the ChiComs would cause them to discard their wicked ways. The opposite has happened. As China becomes ever more repressive and expansionary, the USA shrinks and threatens to succumb to left-wing authoritarianism.

Biden, over whom the ChiComs have leverage, has been hysterically rattling a sabre at Russia. Unless Putin goes insane and launches a nuclear attack, Russia is not a direct threat. In contrast, China is the first country since the British Empire that has the manpower, economic strength, and military might to potentially invade and conquer the USA.

American interests require the enlistment of allies to contain the ChiComs. Key players include not only India, Japan, and Australia, but also Russia, which shares a 2,600-mile border with China. It might be wise not to drive Russia into China’s arms with name-calling.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Apr 19 2021

Making Covid Tyranny Permanent in Michigan

Under Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan has imposed notably repressive Covid rules. At one point, even selling garden seeds was restricted in the name of the ChiCom virus. This authoritarian approach has been a conspicuous failure. Michigan’s Covid numbers have been the worst in the country. Insanely yet unsurprisingly, Whitmer is doubling down on her failed policy of repression. She wants to make her emergency rules permanent:

State bureaucrats are moving to impose permanent regulations that would mandate the following and more on all Michigan businesses: mask wearing whenever employees are within six feet of someone else, daily health screenings, extensive record keeping, and keeping a “COVID-19 safety coordinator” on-site. Retail stores, personal care services, and other businesses open to the public would have to become the mask police: They would be required to make all customers wear masks, vaccinated or not.

Many of these rules are based on mandates put in place last spring by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. As such, many are based on outdated scientific knowledge about how COVID-19 spreads.

For example, they mandate excessive cleaning of surfaces. Contaminated surfaces are not a significant threat for spreading Covid.

The rules make no accommodations for vaccinations. The word vaccine doesn’t even appear in the rules.

Michiganders who took the vaccine to get Big Government’s boot off their neck have been duped.

Other mandates in the proposed rules may be impossible for businesses to comply with.

You can’t expect leftists to regret businesses being destroyed by their dictates. The fewer businesses, the higher the unemployment rate, the more government dependency, the more votes for Democrats. This explains a great deal of Democrat economic policy. Minimum wage is the most obvious example.

With the help of the bureaucracy, Whitmer effectively rules the state as a dictator. Legislative approval for her emergency powers has expired. She doesn’t care.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of three medical providers who had been shut down, and a patient who had been denied care, and the Michigan Supreme Court eventually ruled that the governor had acted illegally and could not extend these emergency orders indefinitely.

Whitmer, nevertheless, maintained unilateral control.

She circumvented the ruling by having the state Department of Health and Human Services reinstate most of the mandates that had been invalidated.

Other state departments, such as the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), followed suit with their own emergency rules that mirrored the governor’s original orders.

No wonder tyrannical technocrats like Anthony Fauci bark that the right to bear arms is a “public health issue,” as moonbats hug their Dr Fauci pillows in delight. Laws, constitutions, et cetera go out the window when public health is at stake.

The permanent rules being discussed are being put out by MIOSHA.

If Michigan joins New York in establishing Covid concentration camps, MIOSHA may soon oversee its own gulag archipelago. It is to Whitmer what the NKVD was to Vladimir Lenin.

In 2020, MIOSHA went after gas stations for employees wearing face coverings inadequately, roofers who were not social distancing, and forklift drivers working outside and not wearing masks. It has issued dubious fines for transgressions, including to the city of Port Huron, even though the inspector admitted he didn’t see any unmasked workers, but simply had a “general feeling” that masks “were not being taken seriously.” The agency can fine or put companies out of business or even put people in jail.

Across the Detroit River, Covid tyrants in Ontario have gotten pushback from local police. Let’s hope Michigan police are too American to participate in enforcing Whitmer’s decrees.

On tips from Lyle and ABC of the ANC.

Apr 19 2021

The Self-Driving Tesla and Democrat Rule

The self-driving Tesla is an excellent metaphor for Democrat rule.

Just as the Democrats are the party of plutocrats who ostentatiously pretend to care about the poor despite supporting policies that make more people poor, Teslas are expensive toys for posturing rich people who pretend they are saving the climate by driving an electric car despite the absurdity of believing their car will impact the weather.

Tesla benefits from government subsidies — i.e., ideologically driven crony capitalism, which used to be known as corporatism or fascism. This economic approach is associated with the Democrat Party, which implements it at the expense of the free market that Republicans are elected to defend.

The self-driving aspect corresponds to Democrats’ relentless expansion of Big Government, which robs us of volition as it becomes omnipresent and omnipotent.

This story makes the metaphor complete:

Two men died after a Tesla ‘on autopilot with no one driving’ crashed into a tree in Houston before starting a huge fire that took 32,000 gallons of water to extinguish.

The fully-electric 2019 Tesla Model S slammed into the tree in Carlton Woods at around 11.25pm on Saturday night before bursting into flames with the passengers still inside.

Jennifer Aniston will have to brush her teeth in the shower for some time to compensate the Earth for 32,000 gallons of water wasted.

The $80,000 car was traveling at high speed with no one in the driver’s seat. Similarly, the outlandishly expensive federal government is expanding at high speed, with a crash test dummy sitting in the driver’s seat. The results will be the same as for the ill-fated Texas Tesla.

On tips from Wiggins and Stormfax.

Apr 19 2021

Maxine Waters Gets Quick Response on Call for Violence

Prominent Democrat Maxine Waters did not even have to wait for a verdict displeasing to the mob to get a possible response to her recent call for violence.

Via Zero Hedge:

Hours after Sen. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urged protesters to ‘get more confrontational,’ a Minnesota National Guard and Minneapolis police team were targeted in a [Sunday] morning drive-by shooting, according to a press release by the National Guard.

Fortunately, the guardsmen suffered only minor injuries from shattered glass. Less fortunately, this is only a taste of the violence the Democrat/media axis of evil will foment if it is unsuccessful in railroading Derek Chauvin despite the lame case against him.

Several protesters were arrested late Saturday following Waters’ comments, after what the Washington Post described as a “volatile skirmish between police and protesters” involving around 100 people.

Waters has made it clear that a manslaughter verdict will not suffice. On behalf of the mob, she demands a murder conviction, never mind the evidence that George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose complicated by coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease, and the ChiCom virus.

We will soon know whether we still have rule of law in this country or we are governed by a mob. If it is the latter, dark days lie ahead. Even by lynch mob standards, Black Lives Matter is particularly savage, irrational, and malevolent.

On tips from Troy H and TCS III.

Apr 19 2021

Ontario’s Covid Tyranny and Democrats’ War on Police

A year and a month after “15 Days to Flatten the Curve,” Ontario has pushed Covid tyranny to new police state extremes:

Ontario expanded and extended a stay at home order on Friday and said police will be given new powers to stop and question people who leave home…

Ontario also announced restrictions on non-essential travel from neighbouring provinces starting Monday and said non-essential construction, including building projects at malls, hotels and office towers will shut down as of Saturday to deal with a raging third wave.

Whether this will have an effect on Covid is doubtful, but it will certainly have an effect on the economy.

In recent weeks Ontario has closed schools, restaurants, limited in-store shopping, and cancelled elective surgeries as a surge of admissions threatened to overwhelm hospitals.

Officials urge Canadians to rat each other out for having guests over. Even outdoor gatherings among people from the same household are restricted. Restrictions don’t have to help fight Covid; tyranny is an end in itself.

Meanwhile, the virus remains manageable in places that have opened up, like Florida and Texas.

Fortunately, there has been pushback. Police have refused to take part:

The Post Millennial reports that “39 out of 45 police agencies in Ontario said they would not abide by the imposition on civil liberties.”

Ontario Premier Doug Ford responded by backing down slightly. Police are now supposed to suspect Canadians of going to a gathering before stopping them for interrogation rather than doing it on a random basis.

The troubles in Ontario provide insight into the War on Police that Democrats have been waging under the banner of Black Lives Matter. It isn’t about their concern for petty criminals who get themselves killed while resisting arrest. No one cares when these people kill each other, as they do every day. It is about demonizing and undermining local police so that law enforcement can be “reimagined” — i.e., replaced by a federal force that is not responsive to the local community.

In the USA, authoritarian leftists control virtually all national institutions. To achieve true totalitarianism, they must now subvert or abolish local institutions, or they may suffer the embarrassing inconvenience of police who side with the public against them. Already we have seen sheriffs refuse to cooperate with decrees to release criminals or repress the law-abiding in the name of Covid. There will be more of this when Biden’s handlers come for our firearms.

On a tip from Anonymous.

Apr 19 2021

Right to Acknowledge Objective Reality Upheld

No wonder leftists want to subordinate the judicial branch to the Democrat Party. These days, the only good news comes from those courts that have not been subverted by radicals:

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently in favor of philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether’s First Amendment rights at Shawnee State University—and rightly so.

The appellate court also reversed a lower court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials.

Shawnee officials had punished Meriwether because he refused to accede to a biologically male student’s demand to be referred to as a woman, complete with a female name and feminine pronouns, in accordance with the Portsmouth, Ohio, school’s policy, announced in 2016.

Whenever someone stands up to LGBT bullies, they get hurt. Meriwether is no exception. He worked out a compromise with educrats to call the obviously male student by his last name instead of using pronouns. This was not good enough for the bully, who insisted that the Christian Meriwether betray his faith and objective biological reality by referring to him as female. When Meriwether would not submit, he was punished. He went to court and prevailed on First Amendment grounds relating to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Imagine a world in which Democrats have achieved total domination of the courts. If we refused to tell obvious lies, we would lose our jobs — or even be arrested for committing a “hate crime.” Not only would we not be allowed to say 2 + 2 = 4, we would be compelled to affirmatively state that 2 + 2 = 5.

By forcing us to betray reality itself to their sick ideology, liberals break our spirits and demonstrate their mastery over us. Anyone who refers to a man with female pronouns or vice versa out of fear has been subjugated. That could be why progressives place so much emphasis on the bizarre transgender phenomenon.

On a tip from Lyle.

Apr 19 2021

Open Thread

Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. - Thomas Jefferson
Apr 18 2021

Maxine Waters Commits Incitement to Riot

There are laws against inciting riots. Such laws do not apply to powerful Democrats like Maxine Waters, who openly calls for the mob that rules the streets in the Minneapolis area to riot if Derek Chauvin is not offered up as a sacrificial victim to Black Lives Matter ideology.

To say that Chauvin is criminally responsible for the death of George Floyd beyond a reasonable doubt would be absurd. Floyd almost certainly died of a fentanyl overdose, complicated by coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease, and Covid.

Waters could not care less. Guilt and innocence are irrelevant when it comes to the mob rule she favors over rule of law.

Fox News reports on her presence in Brooklyn Center last night, where she participated in a show of force inspired by the accidental shooting of another sacred Criminal of Color, Daunte Wright. Regarding Chauvin,

Waters told reporters if the former police officer isn’t found guilty of murdering Floyd, “We’ve got to stay on the street and we’ve got to get more active, we’ve got to get more confrontational. We’ve got to make sure that they know that we mean business.”

Compare that to Trump saying, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard today” prior to the Capitol Riot, which he was impeached for allegedly inciting.

Waters barked that a manslaughter conviction should not be sufficient to placate the mob. She wants murder. Chauvin has been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

If by some miracle justice prevails in the Chauvin trial, Minneapolis will burn. Waters will have explicitly encouraged the rioters. There will be no consequences for her, just as there were no consequences when she encouraged leftists to physically harass republican officeholders. The Democrat Party has no standard other than devotion to leftism.

As you can see by comparing Chauvin to the unnamed Capitol Police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt, we have a two-tiered justice system. It works similarly to a two-story outhouse. As a powerful, far-left Woman of Color, Maxine Waters is firmly ensconced in the top tier. The famously corrupt Chairmoonbat of the House Financial Services Committee knows that the law only applies to the little people on the floor below her.

On tips from Varla and Dragon’s Lair.

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