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How The Left Is Advancing White Supremacy

This is a very good read.

<http://thefederalist.com/2016/05/23/how-anti-white-rhetoric-is-fueling-white-nationalism/>

The crux of it is here:

“One can teach against white supremacy by encouraging students to treat everyone as equal, or at least as individuals not defined in important ways by their race. Privilege theory does not allow for this approach. It demands that differences be front and center and that we always consider a person’s race in considering him. This focus on “valuing differences” over “the colorblind model” unlocked the door to the white supremacist revival that today’s anti-white rhetoric has kicked open.”

Despite being a much reviled “white male,” I’ve long held the view that race and skin color are the most superficial of traits; they do not make us who we are. With enough inter-racial breeding, I have opined, we’ll all be a beautiful tan color one day and then maybe we can get along, at least on racial lines. **

Race is nothing. Culture is everything. Yet, “progressives” continue to emphasize race above all else and insist on tribalizing us all. My concerns about immigration policy have nothing to do with the race of the immigrants and everything to do with the culture they bring to America. I believe that the American Dream is being destroyed. For me, it’s not a “white thing,” it’s an American thing. I really don’t want the USA to degenerate into just another socialist banana republic.

More and more, however, it seems that respecting the Constitution and Rule of Law is a “white thing.” There is a huge double standard with whites being held to higher standards than non-whites.

Like many whites, I feel no white guilt and did not benefit from white privilege. As a kid, I lived in a Chicago basement apartment that flooded when it rained too hard. I couldn’t afford college and joined the navy where I both served my country and learned valuable skills that then served me well during my civillian working career. I saved as much as I could and have a decent nest egg in retirement. My whiteness did not earn my navy promotions, my test scores did.

I did not benefit from my whiteness; if anything, it held me back as I worked for nearly three decades at a faciility where “native Americans” got preferential treatment in hiring and promotion (part of that double standard).

Now I’m being told that by virtue of having been born white, I’m guilty and privileged. I am, entirely by accident of birth, a white male and that makes me responsible for all the bad in the world. Further, I’m told that my kind must be eliminated to make things right. Well, that’s a good way to get me on the defensive.

Quoting the article:
“Young white men, reacting to social and educational constructs that paint them as the embodiment of historical evil, are fertile ground for white supremacists. They are very aware of the dichotomy between non-white culture, which must be valued at all times (even in the midst of terror attacks), and white culture, which must be criticized and devalued. They don’t like it.”

And thus it is that the “progressive” left is responsible for fueling the White Supremacist movement. Indeed, when the race war starts (and we are getting closer every day), where can I, as a white male turn? It will not matter to people of color that I bear them no ill will. I will not be able to remain neutral. I will be seen as enemy to persons of color. My “side” has been chosen for me by fate, by accident of birth, by the most superficial of traits. When the shooting starts, am I supposed to hope my side loses?

As the article noted: “From 2014 to 2015, the number of active Klu [sic] Klux Klan chapters in the United States grew from 72 to 190…” This increase is doubtless from more and more white males taking a defensive posture in the face of continuing attacks.

The left’s obsession with race and “racial equality” will be America’s undoing.

You want to solve America’s race problem? Here’s how.

First, stop lying to blacks and other people of color. For generations, the left has told them, “You are victims. The system is against you. You cannot get a fair deal. The cops are out to get you. You cannot make it on your own. You need our (Democrats’) help. ” And so on. Blacks have been told this for so long that they believe this instead of believing in themselves. Blacks, like everyone else, can make it, can do well. They just have to work for it. (Note: Read up on anti-Chinese laws. Compare and contrast how Chinese Americans are doing compared to black Americans. It is instructive.)

End Affirmative Action and all racial preference programs. Everywhere. They have not worked. All of my adult life has been lived in an Affirmative Action society and it has not helped. In fact, it creates more victims (not to mention resentment) than persons it helps. If you truly want an end to racial enmity, stop promoting policies that create it.

Start treating everyone as individuals, not as representatives of their specific races. Stop making white people responsible for things that occurred long before they were born or in which they had no part.

Most of what passes for “the legacy of slavery” is in fact the legacy of misbegotten social programs. It seems that the more we, as a society, try to *do something* to fix race relations, the worse they become. Maybe we should try color-blindness in governance.

The alternative is increased tribalism and hostility.

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I found the linked article while investigating the “White Genocide” theory in response to that Drexel Professor that tweeted “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide.” <https://www.google.com/search?rls=en&q=All+I+Want+for+Christmas+is+White+Genocide>

Trump’s “Sexual Assault”

Sometimes I despair that so many people jump on this or that bandwagon without giving the slightest thought to an issue. The recently revealed recording of Trump talking about his sexual adventures is one such. I’ve actually thought about it. Here are my thoughts.

As soon as I heard the Trump recording, I thought, “Typical locker room talk. He’s just bragging as so many guys do.”

No one among us has not heard such talk before (unless your mommy gave you a note that got you out of gym class for four years of high school). I’d wager there’s not a locker room in America and much of the rest of the world where talk like that doesn’t go on – much of it false braggadocio. Dudes will ever and always try to impress other dudes with their manliness and prowess with the ladies.

It works the other way too. Possibly not as many women brag as do men but there’s plenty of “dirty” talk to go around. When I was stationed in NY, I met a girl and her three friends and she and I ended up dating, but I also spent a lot of time with her and her three besties. It was not at all uncommon for them to talk about some guy’s crotch bulge of how nice his ass looked. Or what they’d like to do to him. It isn’t only men who undress others with their eyes.

Humans are sexual creatures. We all want it, some of us all the time.

Donald bragged that he could grab a woman’s lady parts or plant a kiss and she would let him because he’s a star. Star power works like that on many women. Athletic prowess does as well. Henry Kissinger once said that power is a great aphrodisiac. We know from any number of examples that money is too.

Many Hollywood stars are stars at least as much for their looks as for their acting, and any number of people, men and women alike, would jump in the sack with their favorite star without hesitation. How and why people are attracted to each other is complex. Why anyone would “let” someone touch “private parts” is complex too. But power is indeed an aphrodisiac and may well play a part in permitting sexual advances.

Is it really assault if the women “let” him? Is it assault if a guy touches his date’s breast when they’re parked at Lovers Overlook?

If she rebuffs his advances and he persists, that’s probably assault. But just grabbing private parts, and she permits it (whether star power, money or just damned good looks), that doesn’t strike me as assault.

In the old days, a guy would try to get to “second base” or “third base” and if the woman objected, he would strike out. It wasn’t assault, it was just testing boundaries.

Of course, in these “progressive” times, when a politically correct guy needs to ask permission before each advance he makes, just an adoring look may be “assault” in some circles. Do we need to get lawyers involved to draw up a Third Date Agreement On Physical Intimacy?

Now, the question arises as to whether or not Trump actually did what he was bragging about eleven years ago. Donald said that it was “just words” and that he didn’t actually do what he was bragging about. In the absence of actual evidence, I’m going to assume, as should you, that he was just making it up. Lots of men exaggerate their sexual prowess.

And, of course, if he really did what he bragged about, and they let him, rather than rebuff his advances, then it was not assault at all. It was consensual.

As for all those who have taken Trump’s bragging as actual fact and labeled it as “sexual assault,” they need to get a grip. I’m betting that a large percentage of these same folks have done the very same thing and made similar bragging claims. They are hypocrites. Many of those politicians distancing themselves from Trump over this issue are doing so more out of concern over political perceptions than any real disgust over Trump’s remarks. They are politically calculating hypocrites.

None of which is to say that sexual assault is a trivial matter. Actual sexual assault. The kind committed by William Jefferson “Slick Willie” Clinton and aggravated by his spouse who assaulted his victims verbally every time there was a “bimbo eruption” – Hillary’s term for when another Bill Clinton victim came forward.

Now, you may not agree with my conclusions but at least I’ve taken the time to think about it.

The Regressives

Once upon a time, before the United States was formed, governments owned their citizens. Citizens existed to serve their governments. It didn’t matter whether your government was a pharaoh, tribal chieftain or a great conquerer. The people at the top, your government, owned you.

Peoples conquered and enslaved by the great Roman Empire could either serve Rome and surrender the fruit of their labor or risk death. Peasants were little more than chattel owned by the Nobleman upon whose land they lived. The King’s word was law. All subjects were duty-bound to do his bidding.

Government ordered and the people obeyed. And thus it was throughout history, until citizens of a country that had fought to rid themselves of a king’s rule created a new government for the purpose of serving them, instead of the other way around. The rules for running this new government were set forth in a Constitution. The laws would come not from a potentate, but from a legislature consisting of House of Representatives speaking as the voice of the people and a Senate representing the States. It was a government once described as being “of the people, by the people and for the people.”

And this government worked exceedingly well. The country grew to be the most wealthy and powerful country on Earth. A hundred years ago, with just 6% of the world’s population, this country produced half of all manufactured goods on the planet.

But always, as throughout history, there are people who want to rule. Bound by the chains of the Constitution, they set out to bend the rules as much as possible and change them when they could. The judicial branch of the government formed by the Constitution decided that it would be the arbiter of what the rules limiting it actually mean. Not surprisingly, using increasingly broad interpretations of the limited powers delegated to it, the government finds very little that the Constitution prevents it from doing to the point where today that government can safely ignore the limited powers it was granted and do pretty much anything it likes.

As a consequence, government of this once rich and powerful country now intrudes into every facet of citizens’ lives. The country’s citizens now find themselves working for the government, not the other way around. Like serfs of old, government has first claim on the fruit of their labors. We are left whatever government decides to let us keep.

The president of this country, who is required by the Constitution to “faithfully execute” the laws, now routinely ignores the laws themselves and issues directives to do as he orders, as though his word is law. He ignores his oath of office and the Constitution with impunity.

No longer are the people safe from warrantless searches and entitled to privacy. Government spies on us and collects data about our private lives with impunity. Permits are required as a prerequisite to exercise constitutionally protected rights. Government now has the ability to take over essential utilities like water and power as well as telephone and Internet communications. Government now dictates whom you may employ, how much you must pay them.

The laws are so voluminous that the country’s prisons have more inmates than any other nation in the world and fully half of the inmates never harmed anyone. They broke rules limiting their liberty.

Not coincidentally, the country is no longer rich and powerful. Is is heavily indebted with no hope of paying that debt.

The people behind this vast expansion of government call themselves “progressive.” implying that this extension of government into every aspect of our daily lives is somehow “progress.” But it isn’t. We are not progressing, we are regressing back to a time when citizens existed to serve the ruling class.

We have regressed to the point where government’s needs are superior to citizens’ needs in the government’s courts. We have regressed to the point that perpetuating government’s bureaucracies is more important than protecting what few rights citizens may still exercise.

They may call themselves “progressives” but they are in reality regressives, taking us back to a time when people existed to serve their governments.

It is interesting to note that “progressivism” is not new. At the end of the 19th century, progressives had so sullied the “progressive” brand with their failed policies that they abandoned “progressive” in favor of “liberal” and liberal they remained until liberalism too became tarnished by failed policies. It was time to once again dust off “progressivism” and inflict it on a populace that had forgotten how badly it failed previously.

Each time you hear someone extolling their “progressive” values, understand what they are really doing — taking us further back to a time when government reigned supreme and we were not free. It is not something about which to brag. It is not about progress; it is about ideas that have been tried and failed horribly. And it is certainly not about freedom. Their “progress” takes us only to an ever more authoritarian state.

The people propounding the progressive credo are not progressives, they are regressives.

Is Hillary Guilty?

If you can spare just two minutes, watch the start of this video. Then you be the judge as to whether or not Hillary broke the law and mshandled classified information.

Now compare what Hillary did to the two case mentioned here.

 

“Appointed For Life…”

I heard it on the news in the wake of Associate Justice Ginsburg’s public comments on Donald Trump that “Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life…” Like much promulgated by the mainstream news media, it is not true.

The Constitution says: “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour…” which is to say that Justices can be removed for bad behavior.

Ginsburg issued a statement saying she ‘regrets‘ comments she made about candidate Donald Trump, saying they were ‘ill-advised,’ adding, ‘Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office.’

Bad Justice! <whack> Bad, BAD! <whack-whack>