WASHINGTON, August 26, 2017 – It’s been a fun, roller-coaster of a week. Among other things, if you follow what remains of “the news,” you’ve likely learned, via our sanctimonious friends on the virtuous left, the axiomatic truth that all white people are racists.
I.e., if you’re of the Caucasian persuasion, you’re now on notice. Heads up! That means you, that means me, that means all of us pasty-faced white devils who, by some tragic, perhaps malicious error by our Creator, were not born “people of color.” We’re not real. Worse, we’re not “authentic.” Worst of all, we’re not “woke.”
So it’s time for us to go sit in the back of the bus, where we’ll be forcibly transferred to re-education camps. Forever. Yep, it’s dhimmitude, Western Marxist style. Is it any wonder why “Antifa” types secretly admire the techniques and swagger of those righteous ISIS types?
So it looks like we’ve got a lot of learning to do, fellow criminals and oppressors. We’d best get started before the pro-Marx Terminators show up at our front doors.
Meanwhile, let’s relieve our alleged collective guilt and anxiety by catching up with America’s ongoing Theater of the Politically Absurd.
From The Federalist, we encounter this piece by David Marcus:
I opened Twitter recently and saw 20+ notifications. Most of the time that means the new generation of white nationalist Twitter trolls are filling my feed with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons. It was the trolls, but this was different. They were celebrating my use of the word “anti-white” in a tweet. They saw it as a victory that a “mainstream conservative” was using this term that for so long has been their calling card.
They had a point. Until recently I would have been unlikely to use the term. Not because I didn’t believe some people harbored animosity towards whites, but because that was a fringe attitude removed from power, which represented little real threat. That is no longer the case. Progressive rhetoric on race has turned an ugly corner and the existence of “anti-white” attitudes can no longer be ignored.
In the past year, all of the following headlines have appeared, in well-read publications:
The White Guy Problem
White Men Must be Stopped: The Very Future of Mankind Depends on It
I Don’t Know What To Do With Good White People
Ten Things White People Need To Stop Saying
Dear White People: Here’s a List of Things We’d Wish You’d Stop Doing
What is new is the direct indictment of white people as a race. This happened through a strange rhetorical transformation over the past few years. At first, “white men are our greatest threat” postings tended to be ironic, a way of putting the racist shoe on the other foot. They were meant to show that blaming an entire race for the harmful actions of a few individuals is senseless.
Then the tenor changed. What started as irony turned into an actual belief that white people, specifically white men, are more dangerous and immoral than any other people. Loosely backed up by historical inequities and disparities in mass shootings, this position has begun to take a serious foothold.
Comment: Of course it has. Our elite “betters” have allowed it and actually encourage it as a way to divide the races and sexes, the better to win elections and political power via racial fear and identity politics. This ever-hardening meme is beginning to look an awful lot like a retread of those Jim Crowe days of yesteryear. Those were bad times indeed for blacks. Apparently, the solution to this issue is to bring Jim Crowe back. For Whites Only. This is not what Dr. King had in mind.
Speaking of Reverse Jim Crowe, here are 10 clearly modest “requests” posted by Louisville, Kentucky #BLM “organizer” Chanelle Helm. (Note: “Organizer” is Marxist Newspeak for “Communist agitator.”) We reprint these “requests” here just in case you haven’t already checked your white privilege at the (back) door:
White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader
(1) White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.
(2) White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.
(3) If you are a developer or realty owner of multi-family housing, build a sustainable complex in a black or brown blighted neighborhood and let black and brown people live in it for free.
(4) White people, if you can afford to downsize, give up the home you own to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
(5) White people, if any of the people you intend to leave your property to are racists assholes, change the will, and will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
(6) White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing.
(7) White people, especially white women (because this is yaw specialty — Nosey Jenny and Meddling Kathy), get a racist fired. Yaw know what the fuck they be saying. You are complicit when you ignore them. Get your boss fired cause they racist too.
(8) Backing up No. 7, this should be easy but all those sheetless Klan, Nazi’s and Other lil’ dick-white men will all be returning to work. Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.
(9) OK, backing up No. 8, if any white person at your work, or as you enter in spaces and you overhear a white person praising the actions from yesterday, first, get a pic. Get their name and more info. Hell, find out where they work — Get Them Fired. But certainly address them, and, if you need to, you got hands: use them.
(10) Commit to two things: Fighting white supremacy where and how you can (this doesn’t mean taking up knitting, unless you’re making scarves for black and brown kids in need), and funding black and brown people and their work.
Comment: I’d call these “demands,” not “requests,” given the hate-filled, disdainful and dismissive tone of Helm’s ungrammatical screed. But the reliably left-wing hacks at discredited “fact checking” site Snopes.com conjure up a lengthy, “woke” apologia for Helm’s racist screed, concluding:
“Chanelle Helm wrote a list of recommendations about what wealthy white people can do to help eradicate racial injustice — if they want.”
Right. That’s why Helms concluded the piece with the following arrogant and clearly aggressive hashtags:
#RunUsOurLand #Reparations #YouGonLearnToday #RunUsOurMoney •
These aren’t requests. They are demands. And they’re not directed at “wealthy white people.” They’re directed at all white people. Looks like Reparations City all the way, Snopes. “Reparations” expected to come from generations of white people who never owned slaves are always put on the table as “demands,” never requests. We’ve been hearing this tune for years, mostly sung by veteran race-baiters and extortionists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Nice try, Helm and Snopes. But you lose. Hard leftists never make requests. They only issue demands.
Ed Driscoll of Instapundit also weighs in on this obvious and pernicious flavor of racialism, offering his interestingly counterpoint:
…as Brendan O’Neil of Spiked recently wrote on his Facebook page:
“You are a white man. Check your privilege. Stay in your lane. You will never understand black people’s lives or experiences. You’re all about whiteness, that’s how you’re conditioned.” — SJWs
“I am a white man. What a privilege. I’m going to stay in my lane. I will never understand black people. I’m all about whiteness, it’s how I’m conditioned.” — White Nationalists
As O’Neil also wrote, “It’s becoming so clear now why the war of words between SJWs and the new white nationalists is so intense. It isn’t because they have huge ideological differences — it’s because they have so much in common.”
Comment: Well, yeah.
Moving right along to that never-ending war between the combined forces of the Deep State and its propaganda arm, the MSM – both united in fury against President Donald Trump and his faithful, low IQ band of Deplorables – let’s explore the current field of battle, once again via Ed Driscoll. Ed’s on a roll today:
THE MEDIA IS TRUMP’S EVIL EMPIRE: “The media has become for the right what the Soviet Union was during the Cold War — a common, unifying adversary of overwhelming importance. Before the fall of the Berlin Wall, religious conservatives and libertarians could agree that, whatever their other differences, godless communism had to be resisted. This commitment was the glue of the GOP coalition, and the basic price of admission to conservatism. Now, a policy of containment, preferably rollback, of the mainstream media occupies that central role….To put it in terms of the famous Isaiah Berlin essay, the fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one thing — CNN sucks.”
Choose the form of your destructor.
Comment: Here’s Ed’s cleverly Photoshopped Destructor. Heading up this article is my own version of this scene. I actually posted my invention first, but Google doesn’t care. At any rate, it’s nice to have company out there. By the way, CNN sucks.
Speaking of The Destructor, howzabout that “controversial” Presidential pardon for veteran Arizona lawman (former) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which hit the news Friday evening? Here’s some point-counterpoint via Breitbart, once again under the leadership of Steve Bannon:
Arizona Rep. Trent Franks praised President Donald Trump’s decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, calling it “right and just” for Arpaio and his family.
Arpaio was held in contempt of court by a federal judge for continuing his policy of enforcing immigration laws against illegal aliens. When Arpaio was sued for allegedly violating civil rights, a federal judge whose family member was representing the side suing Arpaio—a conflict of interest that under federal law requires the judge to recuse himself—ordered Arpaio to cease his law enforcement efforts.
Comment: Nice, succinct and positive. But of course there’s a rebuttal, from the usual RINO suspects no less, also reported via Breitbart:
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized President Trump’s decision to pardon former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday, saying that it “undermines his claim for the respect of the rule of law.”
“Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to illegally profile Latinos living in Arizona based on their perceived immigration status in violation of a judge’s orders,” McCain said in a statement.
“The President has the authority to make this pardon, but doing so at this time undermines his claim for the respect of the rule of law as Mr. Arpaio has shown no remorse for his actions.”
McCain’s Senate counterpart, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), also hammered Trump’s decision to pardon Arpaio Friday, suggesting that Trump should have let the legal system “take its course.”
Putting the eyebrows on Flakey Jeff’s reliably RINO, #NeverTrump comment, here’s a Gateway Pundit chaser:
Surprising absolutely no one, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake zinged the President’s decision on Twitter.
Comment: Sheriff Joe was simply the latest victim and perhaps last victim sacrificed to the gods of totalitarian Marxism by the utterly lawless Obama Administration and their legal and judicial minions. As a mere sheriff, Arpaio had the gall to take it upon himself to enforce Federal Immigration Laws. That’s technically not his bailiwick. But what if we have a lawless administration in Washington that picks and chooses just which American laws to enforce? Now what?
In the case of Immigration Law, Obama illegally opened the immigration spigots, allowing God knows who to swarm across our southern borders unhindered in support of George Soros’ insane, One World globalist fanaticism. If the Executive Branch arrogantly and illegally refuses to enforce the laws already on the books, what’s a forthright citizen in law enforcement to do? Enforce the laws himself? It’s a logical choice, though arguably not a legal one. That was Arpaio’s “crime.” But what about Obama’s far-worse crime? Silence.
We witnessed similar treatment of then-Texas Governor Rick Perry, who was literally railroaded by partisan Democrat prosecutors into a court case where once again he had to defend himself for upholding and enforcing Texas law. Coincidentally, the prosecution occurred during the early days of Campaign 2016. The Democrat’s deliberate legal harassment of Perry on blatantly phony charges was designed solely to undermine Perry’s presidential ambitious via an ultimately fake prosecution. Perry easily got off the hook, and now he’s in President Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of Energy, perhaps headed next to Homeland Security.
Re: Sheriff Joe and Secretary Perry, it’s nice to see the good guys win a couple. But one burning question remains: Why does Arizona keep sending RINO dodos like McCain and Flakey Jeff to the U.S. Senate where they consistently thwart the will of the Republican faithful? What’s the point of even voting Republican if this is how things turn out? (UPDATE: House Speaker Paul Ryan has just denounced the Sheriff Joe pardon as well. I’m losing respect for this guy every day. Soon it will be gone.)
We conclude today’s column with even more winning as we link to an excellent column by LegalInsurrection’s founder, Professor William A. Jacobson. He addresses this week’s anti-free speech PayPal scandal.
To recap: A rapid and overwhelmingly negative response to PayPal’s sudden decision to ban and demonetize a pair of respected Conservative, pro-U.S. sites was suddenly reversed by the company late this week. This brought a welcome end, at least for now, to PayPal’s ham-fisted attempt to effectively destroy respectable Conservative sites that depend on reader contributions to survive.
PayPal Reinstates Two Anti-Jihad Websites
We recently reported how anti-Jihad websites were the subject of attempts to deprive them of funding and internet access as a result of appearing on “hate” lists from the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League.
PayPal cut them off after outreach from ProPublica, as discussed in our post, Charlottesville is being exploited to attack freedom of speech and internet freedom.
This is part of a broader threat to free speech and internet freedom. As documented in my post Gathering Storms And Threats to Liberty, even internet gatekeepers, such as domain registrars, are being pressured to remove “hate” groups from the internet.
The problem, of course, it that “hate” group is a subjective standard, and at least as far as the SPLC and ADL lists are concerned, includes non-violent political opponents of the liberal creators of the lists. For my prior reporting on the SPLC lists, see my post Southern Poverty Law Center “extremist” lists used “to silence speech and speakers.”
Comment: Hopefully, PayPal has learned is lesson with regard to the First Amendment. Unfortunately, a legion of other large companies continues to kowtow to politically correct virtue-signaling. Such blatantly left-wing corporate grandstanding and virtue signaling, as I’ve noted many, many times before in my business columns, can serve to alienate at least 50 percent of a company’s customers. It’s a poor business decision.
Side-note, Re: that seemingly innocent “outreach from ProPublica.” Readers should be aware that this is one of many “nonprofit” Soros-funded front entities the Marxist-globalist billionaire has been using to accomplish his goal of reducing nations to serfdom for his personal benefit. When it comes to radicalism, disruption and violence à la “Occupy,” “BLM” and other violent astroturf agitators to come, you’ll find Soros money is directly or indirectly supporting them all.