White Guilt you say? I prefer to call it B.S.

Fascinating piece up at 19th Ward about what some people of the Caucasian persuasion are doing to themselves over a leftist narrative

Purely out of curiosity, I attended a series of local library seminars dealing with racism, entitled “Conversations in a Brave Space,” held in cooperation with the local League of Women Voters and a local university. The topical sessions dealt variously with bias, oppression, privilege, and most recently, Black Lives Matter. The content was unsurprising, as was the makeup of the attendees — white and comfortable, reflecting the town itself. What was striking was the level of guilt among these participants.

Conversations in a Brave Space? What Liberal do-gooder thought up that idiotic term? Surely on a “woke” person could confer such a title for such a needless exercise

The hand-wringing was palpable. The confessions were effusive. The apologies were abject. These were people burdened with white privilege, and they despair over what to do about it.

I do understand their predicament. It is impossible for them now to adopt an ascetic life and devote their passions to working remedies full-time, on the streets, within their affected communities. Yet they resent what they possess because, in their view, they possess it unjustly — they “didn’t build that” as Obama said.

It should be obvious that these folks have been bamboozled by leftist, and deeply racist rhetoric of “White Privilege” which is part of the “America has been bad for 400 years” nonsense. A central part of that nonsense is that White skin equals privilege. This privilege is actually racism, so, no matter what a White person does, feels, or conducts themselves they are inherently and hopelessly racist. The only absolution offered to these “privileged White folks is to give support and money, mainly money, and of course power to groups like Black Lives Matter.

These White people are also indoctrinated to accept that America, is also deeply racist, and, in fact can never be redeemed, so, it must be “cleansed” of its inherent sins. The redemption? It can ONLY be achieved through the destruction of America’s heritage, heroes, history, border, language, traditions, and of course capitalism. The resulting Marxist Utopia will cure America, which, of course can not be named America because, well I think we get it by now. Dave sums it up

They assert that since racial oppression still exists and can no longer be attributed to individual actions, then the institutions and invisible cultural influences must be the new source of racism. No one is racist, but the collective is racist. Contradictions and delusions such as these are far from clear thinking.

These individuals are also predisposed to intolerance toward those who do not share their guilt. Guilt of this kind self-confers an amount of self-righteousness, the epitome of “wokeness” underlying a fierce, indignant rejection of opposing views. It can have an ugly side. Politeness vanishes in the face of contrary views. It was clear, for example, that “blue lives matter” would not be a welcome statement in these forums. “Conversations” are ended by such “racist” thinking. Brave minds are closed to “hate speech.”

Go read it all, it is lengthy, but so worth it

Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (07/03/20)


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Leftist Psychopathy Update: DemoNazi-Controlled Columbus, Ohio Takes Down Christopher Columbus Statue – Big League Politics
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The Mayor of Columbus, Ohio ordered the removal of a Christopher Columbus statue at the city’s town hall on Wednesday, removing an image depicting the namesake of his own city. Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, a Democrat, announced his intention to remove the Columbus statue – one of the largest and most iconic in the United States – two weeks ago.

Construction crews removed the statue from its pedestal with a cherry picker on Wednesday morning. Vandals had previously spraypainted the word “rapist” on the statue of the explorer.

The city’s art commission had voted unanimously to remove the iconic statue, but neither the city council nor the electorate of the city had a chance to vote on the matter in a referendum…

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Illinois Judge Nukes Lockdown, Rules DemoNazi Governor ‘Had No Authority’ To Restrict People’s Movements And Close Businesses – PJ Media

Illinois Circuit Court Judge Mike McHaney ruled on Thursday that Governor J.B. Pritzker of Illinois had no lawful authority to declare endless disasters past the initial thirty days.

Ruling on a lawsuit filed by State House Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Ill.), Judge McHaney wrote, “The court declares that Defendant had no constitutional authority as Governor to restrict a citizen’s movement or activities and/or forcibly close business premises in EO 32.”

Bailey’s lawsuit alleged that the governor had abused his powers and overstepped his authority by ordering Illinoisans to stay home and shutter their businesses because of COVID-19.

The judge also clarified that the lawful authority belongs to the Health Department in a time of health crisis and not the governor. This could open the door for the Health Department to take over the authoritarian role from Governor Pritzker in directing lockdowns, but for now, all of Pritzker’s executive orders aren’t worth the paper they were printed on…

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NFL To Play Black National Anthem Before Season-Opening Games In Order To Appease BLM Terrorists – Breitbart
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The NFL reportedly plans to play a song titled, Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing, also known as the Black National Anthem, prior to every season opening game this year. The song, according to a source to ESPN, will be played prior to the Star-Spangled-Banner.

According to ESPN:

Early last month, commissioner Roger Goodell in a video admitted that the league had erred in how it handled peaceful NFL player protests of police brutality and systemic oppression.

Goodell condemned racism and affirmed that black lives matter, pledging his allegiance to the players in the battle for equal justice under the law…

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Virginia DemoNazis Draft Proposal To Downgrade Assault On Police To Misdemeanor – WTTG

Virginia Democrats are proposing a long list of criminal justice reforms in response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, but while some of them – such as banning chokeholds – are aimed at protecting citizens, at least one measure could reduce protection for officers.

According to a document shared by multiple local reporters and retweeted by the Virginia Senate Democrats, the proposals include downgrading the charge of assault on a police officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.

“The Senate Democratic Caucus has led and is continuing to conduct a series of community conversations to discuss these issues and we have heard from the public that now is not the time for studies or delay and that changes must be made during our Special Session,” says the document, which is titled, “Senate Democratic Caucus Police Reform and Criminal Justice Equity Plan.”…

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Epstein Crony Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested By The FBI For Alleged Role In Trafficking Minors – Daily Caller
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Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and ex-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested early Thursday morning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The British socialite and heiress, who has been accused of involvement in Epstein’s crimes against young women, was arrested by the FBI at 8:30 am Thursday morning in Bradford, New Hampshire, FBI spokeswoman Tina Jagerson told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Epstein died of apparent suicide in a New York City jail in August 2019.

A grand jury for the United States District Court of Southern New York grand jury indicted Maxwell on charges of conspiracy entice minors to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors to these illegal sex acts, transportation of a minor to engage in illegal sex acts, and perjury…

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Leftist Psychopathy Update: UMass Nursing Dean Fired For Saying “Everyone’s Life Matters” – Zero Hedge

We have been discussing the growing fear of professors and students over the loss of free speech on campuses for years, but recently those concerns have been greatly magnified with the investigation or termination of professors for expressing opposing views about police abuse, Black Lives Matter movement or aspects of the protests following the killing of George Floyd.

There is a sense of a new orthodoxy that does not allow for dissenting voices as campaigns are launched to fire faculty who are denounced as insensitive or even racist for such criticism.

The most recent controversy involves the recently installed University of Massachusetts-Lowell Dean of Nursing Leslie Neal-Boylan. Dr. Neal-Boylan had only been in her position for a few months when she was fired.

As a blog dedicated to free speech, it has been difficult to keep up with the rising number of cases of the curtailment of speech or academic freedom on our campuses. What is equally alarming is the relative silence of most faculty members…

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Record-Setting Gun Sales Could Leave Stores Dry – Washington Free Beacon
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Gun sales once again set a new record for the month of June, but some retailers are reporting that the rush on guns and ammunition has drained their stock nearly dry.

An analysis of background check numbers by industry analyst Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting released on Wednesday indicates that more than 2.3 million guns were sold in the United States during June. That’s an increase of more than 145.3 percent over June 2019. It’s also up from the 1.7 million estimated to have been sold in May, the 1.8 million in April, and just shy of the all-time monthly record of 2.5 million set back in March.

There have now been an estimated 8.3 million firearms sold in the United States since March – a record-setting pace likely to make 2020 the greatest year for gun sales in American history…

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Fiscal Irresponsibility Update: Senate Republicans To Push Another Stimulus Bill In late July – Reuters

Another potentially large coronavirus aid bill will move through the U.S. Senate in late July, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans predicted on Tuesday.

Without providing details of a bill still being crafted, McConnell said “basic protections” provided by federal unemployment insurance should be included, but indicated they would not be as generous as those in pandemic-related legislation enacted earlier this year.

“To have the basic protections of unemployment insurance is extremely important and should be continued,” McConnell told reporters.

But the huge coronavirus stimulus bill enacted in late March contained “a mistake” by paying “people a bonus not to go back to work,” he said. McConnell was referring to a provision that paid an extra benefit that topped the wages earned by some workers before the pandemic hit and shuttered businesses.

McConnell has said he is putting together legislation that would protect businesses, non-profits, schools and other enterprises from liability lawsuits…

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Russians Grant Putin Right To Extend His Rule Until 2036 In Landslide Vote, Initial Results Show – Epoch Times
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Russians appeared to have paved the way for Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for a package of constitutional changes which will also boost pensions, initial results of a nationwide vote showed on Wednesday.

Partial results, announced five hours before polls closed, indicate the former KGB officer who has ruled Russia for more than two decades as president or prime minister will win the right to run for two more terms. That means he could remain president for 16 more years.

The Central Election Commission said just over 70 percent of votes counted across the world’s largest country had supported changing the constitution. Almost 29 percent had voted no of the 2.68 percent of ballots counted. Fuller results are due at 1900 GMT…

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U.S. Manufacturing Recovery Much Stronger Than Expected In June – Breitbart

Factory activity in the U.S. surged higher than expected in June, suggesting that the broader economy grew for the second consecutive month after April’s contraction.

The Institute for Supply Management’s index of manufacturing activity jumped 9.5 percentage points to 52.6 in June. The gauge of new orders rose 24.6 points to 56.4, the largest ever monthly increase. The production component of the index also rose by more than 24 points to 57.3.

The Purchasing Managers Index is constructed from the results of surveys of executives in manufacturing businesses. Economists had expected a reading of 49, with the highest estimate in those surveyed by Econoday 51.5. June’s score was the best since April of 2019.

“The manufacturing sector is reversing the heavy contraction of April, with the PMI increasing month-over-month at a rate not seen since August 1980, with several other indexes also posting gains not seen in modern times,” ISM’s Timothy Fiore said in a statement…

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Leftist Insanity Update: Boston Arts Commission Votes To Remove Abraham Lincoln Statue Which Was Funded By Emancipated Slaves – Daily Caller
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The Boston Arts Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to take down the city’s historic Emancipation Memorial after activists demanded the statue’s removal.

The memorial depicts Abraham Lincoln standing with one arm raised over a freed slave crouched on his knees. Broken chains are depicted around the black man’s wrists and the word “emancipation” is written at the statue’s base.

The statue was funded largely by contributions from former slaves, according to WBZ 4. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat, supported the vote to remove the statue from Boston’s Park Square, according to WBZ4. Walsh was reportedly already considering the statue’s removal…

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Seattle Police Finally Dismantle CHOP, But Only After BLM Terrorists Threaten DemoNazi Mayor’s $7 Million House – Zero Hedge

The city of Seattle has finally stepped in and dismantled the anarchist CHAZ/CHOP district. Not after six shootings and two teenage deaths, as hedge fund manager and author James Altucher notes – rather, after protesters threatened to take over Mayor Jenny Durkan’s 5,000 sqft., $7.6 million house.

Last weekend, City Councilmember Kshama Sawant led a march to Durkan’s home, where she railed against the Mayor and police brutality to a whipped-up crowd of BLM protesters. In response to Sawant’s stunt, Durkan called for her expulsion from the City Council in an angry Tuesday letter.

The next day, the city began dismantling the outer blockades from the ‘autonomous zone,’ and on Wednesday at 5 a.m. police issued an order to disperse the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ (CHOP) also known as the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP).

At least 13 protesters were arrested after failing to adhere to multiple warnings, according to Fox News…

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Provo, Utah: BLM Terrorists Block Traffic, Fire Gun At Innocent Truck Driver Who Refuses To Stop For Violent Mob – Big League Politics
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A driver was reportedly struck with gunfire after being accosted by a Black Lives Matter (BLM) mob in the streets of Provo, Utah.

A video has been produced of the scene in which the driver was mobbed by a group of rioters before apparent shots were fired. The driver was eventually able to get through the mob following a terrifying confrontation. Reporter Andy Ngo confirmed that the driver was in fact shot by one of the BLM terrorists.

The police are currently investigating the incident and reviewing the footage. They have yet to press charges against any of the BLM rioters.

“Several protesters began crowding around the vehicle…

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Supreme Court Deals Blow To Godless Leftists, Rules Montana Scholarship Program Must Include Religious Schools – Washington Times

The Supreme Court gave a boost to school choice advocates Tuesday by ruling that barring a state scholarship program from religious institutions violated the U.S. Constitution.

The ruling was 5-4, with the conservative majority finding Montana violated the First Amendment when it excluded religious schools from a state scholarship program.

“No comparable ‘historic and substantial’ tradition supports Montana’s decision to disqualify religious schools from government aid. In the founding era and the early 19th century, governments provided financial support to private schools, including denominational ones,” wrote Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. for the court’s opinion.

In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a state scholarship program for disadvantaged children to go to the school of their choice because some of the funds could go to religious schools.

Three mothers who had children impacted by the state’s move brought the case…

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‘If It Wasn’t For Institutional Racism, The Democratic Party Would Be Dead’: Connecticut GOP Condemns Democrats’ Racist History, Demands Party Change Its Name – Breitbart
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The Connecticut GOP called upon the “Democratic Party” to change its name Monday, issuing a resolution that asserts Democrats must address “the hundreds of years of racial oppression, violence, and multiple violations of human rights” associated with their party.

“We believe it is vital that every citizen know the truth about the so-called party of inclusion and acceptance,” said the state GOP Chairman J.R. Romano in a press release.

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If we are to hold Christopher Columbus accountable over 500 years after the fact, it is our duty and moral obligation to hold the Democratic Party accountable. As recently as 1977, Joe Biden sought the support of segregationists…

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DemoNazi Party Demonizes Mount Rushmore, Refers To July 4th Celebration As ‘Glorifying White Supremacy’ – Daily Wire

The Democrat Party began attacking Mount Rushmore on Monday night from their official Twitter account and referred to upcoming Independence Day celebrations at the famed monument as “glorifying white supremacy.”

“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again,” the Democrats wrote. “He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore – a region once sacred to tribal communities.”

The Democrat Party linked to an article from the far-left British newspaper The Guardian, which promoted the extreme view that Mount Rushmore is a “symbol of white supremacy.”

The tweet sparked instant and widespread backlash, and was quickly deleted by the party after only being up for approximately an hour.

The Democrats think Mt Rushmore is a display of white supremacy…

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83 Tons Of Fake Gold Bars: Gold Market Rocked By Massive China Counterfeiting Scandal – Zero Hedge
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Over the years, we have periodically reported of the occasional gold bar discovered as counterfeit in Manhattan’s Diamond District which instead of containing the yellow precious metal would be filled with gold-plated tungsten or in some cases copper.

The news would spark a brief wave of outrage, prompting physical gold holders to run ultrasound spot checks of their inventory, at which point interest would wane and why not: buyer, after all, beware in gold as in every other market, and if someone is spending thousands to buy fake gold, well that’s Darwinism in action.

Yet one market which seemed stubbornly immune to any counterfeiting was that of physical gold in China, which was odd considering that over the past decade China had emerged as the world’s biggest counterfeiter of various, mostly industrial metals…

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L.A. County Sheriff Refuses To Enforce Beach Closure Order For 4th Of July Weekend – Breitbart

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that he refuses to enforce a directive to close beaches for July 4th weekend.

In a statement to Fox Los Angeles reporter Bill Melugin, Villanueva revealed that his office was not consulted regarding the decision. His officers will only enforce the closing parking lots, the sheriff said.

Villanueva told Melugin: “We were not consulted on the beach closure, and will only assist our beach cities in closing parking lots and traffic enforcement on PCH. In regards to enforcing the beach closure, we will not be enforcing it because we are “Care First, Jail Last.”

Earlier Monday, Los Angeles County’s public health department announced the beach closure order, citing the surge in Chinese coronavirus cases. Additionally, public health officials said fireworks will be banned.

The announcement coincided with L.A. County confirming an additional 2,900 virus cases…

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St. Louis Couple Draws Firearms On BLM Terrorists Outside Their Home – New York Post
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A married couple brandished firearms at a group of protesters who marched through their upscale St. Louis neighborhood Sunday night on their way to the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson.

The male homeowner stood barefoot on his Renaissance-style porch in the Central West End neighborhood while carrying a semi-automatic weapon around 6 p.m. local time, while his wife pointed a pistol at the gathering.

The couple confronted the group of about 300 protesters after they breached a gate in the neighborhood, according to a local NBC affiliate. A video on Twitter showed the woman pointing the firearm at passing protesters while shouting…

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At Least 20 People Shot, 7 Fatally, During 24-Hour Period In DemoNazi-Controlled Chicago – Breitbart

At least 20 people were shot, seven fatally, during a 24-hour timeframe this weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.

NBC Chicago reports the first non-fatal shooting occurred around 4 p.m. Friday, when a 31-year-old was shot and wounded while riding in a vehicle “in the 10300 block of South Halsted.” The man was transported to the hospital in good condition.

Just under 24 hours later, at 3:50 p.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old man was found on South Phillips with “a gunshot wound to the chest, the neck and the right arm.” The victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

The first fatal shooting of the 24-hour time-frame occurred just before 6 p.m. Friday night, when a “42-year-old man… on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Leclaire” was shot in the head.

Two men were shot dead Saturday morning in two unrelated shootings that occurred between 6:20 a.m. and 6:50 a.m…

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Patriots Sign Cam Newton To 1-Year Deal – Boston Herald
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It’s a whole new ballgame in Foxboro. The Patriots and free-agent quarterback Cam Newton agreed to a 1-year contract Sunday night, a source confirmed to the Herald.

The deal is reportedly packed with incentives for the former league MVP, who can make up to $7.5 million, according to the NFL Network. Newton was released by the Panthers in mid-March after his 2019 season was cut short by injury. He now joins Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer and two undrafted rookies in the team’s quarterbacks room and should be expected to compete for the starting job.

Acquiring Newton presents a low-risk, high-reward proposition for the Pats, who were set to enter the 2020 season with Stidham, a second-year unknown, at the helm…

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BLM thugs want to dictate what we can wear now

Via Moonbattery

Under totalitarianism, everything is political. A store must sell nothing that is not politically correct. Like most major corporations, Walmart has gone out of its way to express support for the Marxist black supremacists who have been looting, rioting, and destroying historical statuary throughout the country. It pledged an astonishing $100 million to promoting Black Lives Matter’s toxic ideology. Yet its website continued to sell products not in compliance with this ideology, as if non-leftists should be allowed to buy things too.

Naturally, the liberal media is enraged. Fumes the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Walmart is facing scrutiny for selling shirts that appear to support certain race-related and social movements, with T-shirts that feature variations of the “Black Lives Matter” slogan, including “All Lives Matter,” “Blue Lives Matter,” “Irish Lives Matter” and “Homeless Lives Matter.”

See, Wal Mart must not only sell BLM propaganda wear, ONLY sell what BLM says Wal Mart can sell.

Stupid Snowflake gets a taste of her own poison, her employment hardest hit

Threatening to stab people you disagree with is like REALLY F@#%ING COOL! Until your employer finds out

The U.S. economy added nearly 5 million jobs last month, and perhaps would have added more if not for deranged Ivy League graduates losing their jobs because they threatened to stab people:

A recent Harvard University graduate claims she is getting death threats over a TikTok video she made in which she threatened to stab anyone who tells her that “all lives matter.”
Claira Janover, who graduated in May with a degree in government and psychology, went viral after posting a short clip in which she attacked anyone with “the nerve, the sheer entitled Caucasity to say, ‘all lives matter.’”
“I’ma stab you,” the Connecticut native said, zooming in close on her face.
“I’ma stab you, and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, I’ma show you my paper cut and say, ‘My cut matters, too,’” she added.

Damn that “Caucasity” right little snowflake? I guess hating people who are White, and saying they should be stabbed is what WOKE people do, but, it is also racist, and her employer frowns upon playing the woke thug card

Man, consequences, and reality suck, as The Other McCain points out

Having a high SAT score doesn’t mean you’re smarter than everybody else, at least not in terms of basic common sense. Like, maybe it’s not a genius idea to post videos to social media of yourself making threats of violence against people you disagree with? Collect your prize:

The Harvard graduate who said in a TikTok video that she would “stab” anyone who told her “All Lives Matter” revealed in a new pair of recordings that she has lost her job over the perceived threats and ensuing furor.
“Standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,” a teary Claira Janover said in a new video posted Wednesday afternoon. “The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything.”
Janover’s LinkedIn account lists her as an “incoming government and public business service analyst” at Deloitte, a UK-based accounting firm. . . .
Janover, who contended that the message was an analogy rather than a serious threat, has since received a deluge of threats against her own life and safety.
In her new videos, she blamed supporters of President Trump for going after her job.

(Of course, because ORANGE MAN BAD!)

“Trump supporters took my job away from me,” she said in another new video posted Wednesday. “I have gotten death threats, rape threats, violent threats. It was OK, but now my future’s entirely compromised because Trump supporters have decided to come for my life.”
Through tears, a defiant Janover vowed not to back down.
“I’m too strong for you. I’m too strong for any of you ‘All Lives Matter,’ racist Trump supporters,” she said. “It sucks. But it doesn’t suck as much as systemic racism. And I’m not going to stop using my platform to advocate for it.”

No, you arrogant bigot, YOU took your job away, your ugly racism and rage took your job away.

A post every American should read

This comes from Mike McDaniel, who explains self-defense and gun ownership better than anyone else IMO. If people like McDaniel replaced the stale, repetitious talking heads on Cable talk shows, we would all benefit immensely. But, of course people like Mike McDaniel are not Beltway insiders, which is why he is so entertaining and informative. Enjoy

I do not advertise the fact that I carry a concealed handgun, or that I am an instructor. However, on the occasions when this comes up, people are often amazed. Not because I am a diminutive wisp of a fellow–-I’m anything but, though I’ve lost 60 pounds and am less of a man than I once was–and if I do say so myself, and I do, I’m roguishly masculine (anyway, Mrs. Manor says she likes me)–but because I am a retired English teacher and singer, and my default facial expression is a smile. The resulting conversation usually goes something like this:

Friend:  “Really?  You carry a gun?”

Me:  “Yup.”

Friend: “Where?”

Me:  “Everywhere.”

Friend: “Everywhere?!”

Me: “I even carry a spear gun in the shower.”

Friend:  “No!”

Me:  “No; but everywhere else.”

Friend:  “But why?”

I usually hit on a few of the high points, issues of logic, common sense, law—you know: reality–gentle persuasion enabling those that already know me to accept a side of me previously unimagined. Employing my most frequently used weapon–the keyboard–let us, gentle readers, reason together.

NOTE: I will make references to God.  Because I choose Christianity does not mean everyone must. In fact, a fundamental tenet of Christianity is willing choice: one must choose to believe. One may accept and practice moral precepts–and reason–without professing a faith, and I make no judgment about anyone’s relationship with God, or lack thereof. I merely choose God, which is a deeply rational choice.

I CARRY A HANDGUN BECAUSE:

* Evil exists and may confront anyone at any time and any place.

*God exists and expects me to protect myself, those I love, and those that can’t protect themselves.

*When God leads me into perilous situations, as He sometimes has, He expects me to be prepared, and so I am.

*Self-defense is a God-given, natural, unalienable right.

*To fail to protect God’s greatest gift, the gift of life, is inexcusable.

Please go read it all, it is refreshing to hear genuine wisdom, as Mike possesses. The same type of wisdom our founders were blessed with. The same wisdom that is so lacking today

PERSPECTIVE MATTERS!

And, as Diogenes notes, the left has zero perspective these days.

The legendary American showman P T Barnum once famously said: “I don’t give a damn what you say about me as long as you spell my name right.” Which brings us to Tahlea Aualiitia: an alleged journalist and, it seems, attention-seeker who as a victim of our times laments “The last person I had to correct for the misspelling of my name was someone from my own employer.”  

“I was invited to join a panel on representation in pop culture by the ABC News Channel earlier this month, and because the name super (the strap with my name at the bottom of the screen) was added during production, I wasn’t aware my name was spelled incorrectly until after the interview had finished and I was informed by my family and friends.

Typos happen and I understand how a slip of the finger on the keyboard turned my surname from Aualiitia into Auakiitia.”

How could she, possibly, EVER, SURVIVE such horror you ask?

“But while it was the first time I had done a TV interview, it wasn’t the first time I had seen my name spelled wrong in the media.”

Scratch that. Incoming.

“Just a month ago, my name was spelled incorrectly by a producer in my own department, the Asia Pacific Newsroom.”

Oh Dear Lord! Not the Asia Pacfic Newsroom!!!!! Oh, the humanity, BUT, out of great butt hurt rose Great Social Justice!

“I knew I had to call them out.  It’s no coincidence I’m speaking up about this during the latest wave of the Black Lives Matter movement….” 

“It’s hard to explain what racism feels like to someone who has never experienced it.  For me, it feels like walking around with a big target hanging around my neck. You don’t know where the next attack — verbal, physical or systemic — might come from, and lived experience means you know it has to do with the colour of your skin.”

Oh SHUT UP you overgrown child

Systemic name misspelling. It’s a thing now. A racist attack. And when you’re on a public platform like national TV or social media, it feels like that target triples in size.  A sense of proportion is not, I fear, Ms Aualiitia’s strong suit.  We’re then informed, pointedly, that some people can be obnoxious on Twitter. Oh My!

Go read the rest no one delivers the verbal thrashings like Diogenes. And this one is so deserved

College idiot wants to erase Ghandi

WOKENESS Leval 58

A student is circulating an online petition for the removal of a Gandhi statue from the California State University-Fresno campus. 

“I want to raise awareness about a prominent South Asian figure, Gandhi, and his racist remarks,” Akhnoor Sidhu said, local media reported, alleging that Gandhi called for the segregation of black people and was deeply prejudiced.

She states in her petition that Gandhi was prejudiced against all minorities and “displayed a shocking lack of morality.” He believed in the caste system, campaigned against civil rights efforts, and encouraged the segregation of Indians from black Africans, according to the petition. 

Additionally, Sidhu says, he was refused the Nobel Peace Prize five times. 

AND, he even liked pineapple on pizza!

The War on History is not limited to tearing down monuments

One thing that has always amazed me is the duplicity of the left on teaching history. Consider that we are never supposed to forget slavery. I agree, we must not ever forget one of the worst chapters in history. The left, however is not consistent on the never forgetting part. It seems that any actual remembrance is to be shunned somehow. Take a case in Fredericksburg, Virginia for instance

(CNN) — The city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, has removed an auction block marking the spot where African Americans were once displayed and sold as slaves.

The 800-pound slave auction block was removed from a downtown corner Friday morning after nearly two years of deliberation among City Council, months of legal action that threatened to keep the stone in place, and weeks of postponement due to the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

“The institution of slavery was central to the community prior to the Civil War,” said John Hennessy, chief historian of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. “The trauma involved in that passed through generations. The block became an embodiment of the present and past pain in this community.”

Local tradition, records, and statements by African Americans themselves have identified the elevated stone as a place where slaves were sold. “There is no direct quote noting that a slave stood on the block to be sold, but there are statements made in the post-Civil War years by African Americans stating they were sold on that corner,” the city notes on its website.

So, we must hide reminders which could help teach us about slavery? Can someone explain this new logic to me? Likely no, because logic and education are not the aim here. Very sad this is. Pretty tough to teach about history when elements of it must be hidden away

Actually, NO, the village should not raise, or educate, your child

Leftism destroys everything it touches, and yes, education is not exempt from that truth, nor is parenting as RS McCain notes.

Many readers will recall that in 1996 Hillary Clinton published a book — I won’t say she wrote it — called It Takes a Village, the title of which was supposedly inspired by an African proverb. Whether or not this actually is a proverb among Africans, or whether it was merely attributed to them to make it seem trendy and “multicultural,” I’ve always been averse to the claim that “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Whatever the origin of its title, Clinton’s book was essentially an argument against parental responsibility, a demand that government take charge of raising children whose parents were incompetent, and thus an embrace of collectivism. Back in the mid-1990s, my wife and I were already the parents of three children — our youngest three came along latter — and it was a heckuva struggle. While we certainly had family and friends who were helpful, our situation was made more difficult by several factors, including the fact that my mother died when I was 16, so we had half the ordinary supply of grandmotherly care, and we lived 700 miles from my wife’s family. Beyond that, we had discovered that the public schools are a complete disaster, with an anti-Christian curriculum and other problems too numerous to detail here. So . . .

You’re on your own.

Please go read it all, McCain makes some crucial points about just how important parental rights, and responsibilities are Sadly, the left has done their damndest to erode the role of parents while pushing their agenda on to our kids.