Does it matter that this man posted an “anti-George Floyd meme” before he was brutally assaulted by BLM? What does that have anything to do with anything?
Unless the NYPost believes people should be subject to violent beatdowns for going against the mainstream media-approved political views.
George Floyd had a disturbing criminal history and, as noted above, was high on fentanyl and amphetamines at the time of his death. We were told none of that was relevant and he still didn’t deserve to die. So why is the NY Post implying that Adam Haner deserved to get Reginald Denny’d for daring to diverge from the media narrative on St. George Floyd?
The media has so much blood on their hands. How much violence and mayhem have they caused just this year due to their brainwashing and lies?
If this post looks different from usual, it’s because of WordPress’ new “block editor” system. I know it doesn’t really matter to you, but it’s a complete mess and I have no idea how to use it. It feels like they needlessly complicated a system that was working perfectly before. It’s slow, clunky, un-intuitive and just plain sucks. But I did the best I could 🤷♂️🤷♂️.
“Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution.”
It has finally happened. Let the record show that in the year 2020 A.D., the idea of making it illegal to vote for Donald Trump was first submitted for consideration in the “National Debate.”
“If the Trump era has taught us anything, it’s that large numbers of white people in the United States aremotivated at least in part byracism in the voting booth. Donald Trump ran an openly racist campaign for president, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, regularly retweeting white supremacists and at least initially balking at repudiating former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Trump made it clear in his campaign that “Make America Great Again” meant that America was greater when white people’s power was more sweeping and more secure. White voters approved of that message by a whopping 58 percent to 37 percent.”
I still think it’s funny that above all else, the central piece of “evidence” of Trump’s racism trotted out by Establishment Propagandists and brainwashed normies alike (the latter being a product of the former) is that Trump called all Mexicans rapists and criminals. He supposedly said this way back in June 2015 when he officially announced his candidacy for President, and ever since that day, the “Trump called every single Mexican a rapist!!!” lie has been cited endlessly as all the proof one needs to say “TWUMP IS WACIST!” But it’s not true. Even the shills over at PolitiFact have rated this claim “False.”
But let’s continue with Berlatsky’s piece. We’ll overlook his false premise and entertain his claim that Twump is Wacist and therefore anyone that voted for him is Wacist:
“Somepoliticians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don’t want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Othercommentators try to parse whether Trump’s racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, “Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box.” Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.”
Oh boy, there it is.
“This sounds radical.”
“But Smith argues that it’s in line with the Constitution and with years of court rulings. For example, Smith points out that racist appeals in union elections are illegal and that an election in which one side uses racist appeals can be invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board. Similarly, in the 2016 case Peña v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court ruled that when a juror expresses overt bigotry, the jury’s verdict should be invalidated.”
Great. Two cases decided within the past 15 years are proof that The Founding Fathers would totally support making it illegal to vote for Trump. Yes, this scheme Big-Brained, Prudent and Totally Legitimate Interpretation of the Constitution certainly has deep historical roots and is not in any way a modern, Diversity Is Our Strength-driven perversion of both the law and the very idea of legal precedence. (In other words, a legal system based on “precedence” crumbles when it turns into one dishonest leftwing activist hack citing the ruling of another dishonest leftwing activist hack from a decade prior.)
“When voters go to the booth, they’re not expressing a mere personal preference,” Smith told me. According to Smith, voters who pull the levers to harm black people are violating the Constitution. If the Constitution means that overt racist appeals undermine the legality of union elections, it stands to reason that they undermine the legality of other elections, as well.”
Can I just say something real quickly before we get into this? Why are these Anti-Racism White Knights so monumentally narcissistic? They really believe white voters “pull the lever to harm black people,” and for no other reason. Listen you self-obsessed idiots: other people do not base their voting decisions on you.
Don’t these ethnonarcissists realize most voters don’t base their decisions on sticking it to some other group? Not everything is always about you and your imaginary oppression complex. Good Lord. Poor rural white voters in Kentucky have bigger things to worry about in their lives than “harming black people” by voting Republican.
Is it so completely unfathomable that someone would vote for a different party than you because they perceive it to be in their own self-interest, and not because they think it would “harm” you or some ethnic group you’re trying to white knight for? Get over yourselves, for Pete’s sake.
At the heart of all these racial grievances is an all-consuming narcissism, this belief that outside of your ethnic group, the country is filled with single-minded enemy drones that have devoted their entire lives to making you miserable. As if everyone else thinks about you just as much as you think about you–which is to say, always.
This may come as a shock but the vast majority of the country has better things to do than worry about oppressing you. You think we sit around all day scheming ways to make your life miserable? Honestly if that’s how you view the world you might be clinically insane. I’m not even kidding. There are lots of paranoiacs out there who imagine the whole world is a big conspiracy designed to Get Them; that massively powerful forces are working tirelessly around the clock to Get Them.
Most people vote based on what they perceive to be good for themselves first and their country second. That’s basically it. They don’t base it off of what might be bad for you. I’m sorry to inform the self-proclaimed “oppressed groups” but your perceived oppressors just don’t really care all that much about you one way or another. Very few people in this country have enough time and energy to hatch plans to oppress other people. They’re too worried about their own lives and problems. Hate to break it to you. They don’t think about you anywhere near as much as you think they think about you.
Oh, and normally when people try to presume others’ motives, they usually reveal more about themselves than the other person. For instance, assuming that white people go into the voting booth with the thought, “Which candidate will hurt (outgroup) more?” is probably an indicator that you go into the voting booth thinking that. It’s classic projection, and the left does it all the time. I say it a lot on this site but it’s worth repeating: whatever evil the left accuses us of, the left is invariably guilty of that very same evil. It’s like when that tennis announcer was fired by ESPN for saying Serena Williams used “guerrilla” tactics. He was merely describing the strategy she used in the match, but all the tolerant and progressive liberal execs at ESPN freaked out because as soon as they heard the word “guerilla” they immediately thought of black people. “You just compared a black woman to a gorilla you racist! Even though you didn’t even mean gorilla the animal and we were the ones that immediately thought “black people” upon hearing the word “guerilla”‘
Anyway, there you have it: the shoddy “legal foundation” for the mass disenfranchisement of white voters. Now, the Super Smart Liberals On TV and the Constitutional Scholars can claim this is a legitimate idea rather than a blatant power grab.
Every social or political movement begins as an idea, then it is written or spoken into existence, then it spreads, then it becomes reality.
No chance Noah Berlatsky is the first to have the idea that it should be illegal to vote for Trump, but as far as I know, he’s the first to transmute his ideas to text and have them published at a major Establishment Propaganda Outlet.
This is step two in turning this idea into reality.
By this point it’s undeniable: our enemies are power-mad tyrants who will let nothing stand in their way. They are full-blown totalitarians who will not hesitate for a second to destroy any person, group of people, or institution that stands in their way, including democracy itself. The second they conclude that they’ve lost control of the elections system and that allowing people to vote is a problem for them, they will begin publicly advocating for the end of elections. And they have. They are probably 5-10 years away at most from demanding gulags and straight-up mass killings.
These are the same people that accuse us of “vote suppression” for wanting mandatory Voter ID laws enacted nationwide.
How can it be that they hold these two seemingly contradictory ideas–namely, shrieking about us wanting to “suppress the vote” while actively campaigning to suppress the votes of those who don’t vote Democrat?
It’s only contradictory when you operate under the false premise that they are engaged in intellectual and political debate.
But it makes perfect sense when you recognize that their goal is to seize and hold power by just about any means necessary.
Would voter ID laws be bad for Democrats? Yes.
So they shriek that it’s “racist” to expect minorities to figure out how to obtain a valid, government-issued photo ID.
Do white voters hurt Democrats’ chances in elections? Yes.
So they shriek that white voters are motivated by “racism” (conveniently for them, a term they and only they get to define) and should therefore be banned from voting.
See? There’s no contradiction at all. If it helps Democrats seize and hold power, they are for it. Simple as that.
I first encountered the term “The War on the Private Mind” about five years ago in an article written at the once-proud National Review by the once-respectable Kevin D. Williamson. The idea is that the private mind is the final obstacle to the Liberal Globalists gaining absolute power. As soon as they successfully gag everyone in America through “political correctness,” speech codes and social pressures that make Anti-Racism the highest possible virtue, the final frontier is the very thoughts in your head.
They don’t just want to prohibit people from saying Racist Things, they want to prohibit people from thinking Racist Things.
But how do they know what unvocalized thoughts are in someone’s private mind? You can’t know for sure, can you? Well, it helps when you write the rules: they’ve decided that white people who don’t vote Democrat are racist by default. Of course, whites who vote Democrat are still always just one tiny slip-up away from being #Canceled, and they know it, but the general rule of thumb is that White People are born with inherent sin and rotten souls, so the only way they can atone for their innate evil is a lifetime of voting Democrat and hating themselves for being white.
White people who don’t play by those rules are automatically deemed Evil Bigoted Racists, even if nothing they’ve done or said in their lives proves the charge.
And now, the left is beginning to make the case that it should be flat-out illegal to vote for Donald Trump–and, of course, any future candidate they decide is Racist. Which is to say, every future Republican Presidential Candidate from now until either the end of days or this country descends into full-on civil war.
It’s not so much that they truly deign to know what Evil, Racist Thoughts you hold in your private mind. (Well, I’m sure there are a good many brainwashed fanatics on the left that uncynically believe white racism is the greatest threat to America and must be stamped out at all costs.)
Rather, it’s that purporting to know the (admittedly unvocalized but nevertheless extant) Racist Thoughts inside your head gives them an excuse to revoke your right to vote against them and clears the way for them to forever secure absolute power over you.
Joe Biden’s surge to the top of the pack in the Democratic Presidential Primary has made me realize something: Twitter is not real life.
What I mean is, while most Twitter leftists are full-on anti-white, and while the Uniparty establishment is in full-on white genocide mode, most regular Democrats are not thinking about race 24/7 and are not fixated on hating white people.
The Democratic voters have not gone full anti-white. They just haven’t. Joe Biden is running away with their primary.
And in second place? Bernie Sanders. Another old white guy.
The most recent polling has Biden and Sanders combining for over 50% of the primary vote. That doesn’t seem like a Nonwhite Nationalist party that despises white men and wants them wiped off the face of the earth.
Many of us came to believe—given the rise of Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Black Lives Matter, and all the others—that the Democratic Party had become almost overnight a party for and by nonwhites, and explicitly against whites.
But maybe this is not entirely the case when it comes to the voters.
I myself was quite wrong about this. On the old site I wrote a piece that predicted John Kerry in 2004 would ultimately prove to be the last ever White Male to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.
It’s very, very early in the 2020 cycle, but that now looks to be wrong. Joe Biden has a commanding lead.
A major caveat is that Biden’s success is due almost entirely to his association with The First Black President Barack Obama, who is still the most popular Democrat in America by a wide margin.
We know Biden’s popularity is entirety due to Obama because Biden ran for President twice before, most recently in 2008, and his campaign was over very quickly. He got almost no traction and was out of the race after the Iowa Caucus.
It was only after Biden was Obama’s VP that Biden became a popular figure in the Democratic Party. That’s the only reason Biden is in the lead today.
So you might say the only reason the Democrats are preparing to nominate an old white guy is because of his association with Barack Obama, but how does that explain Bernie Sanders’ popularity?
You could say respond that it’s extremely early in the election cycle (by this point in the 2016 cycle, i.e. May 2015, Donald Trump hadn’t even announced his candidacy) and that at this early stage, the candidates with name-brand recognition do the best since voters are more likely to get behind a familiar face and name.
In other words, at this early stage, voters are familiar with Biden and Bernie, and not familiar with the other names (Booker, Warren, Harris, etc.) so just give it time.
And this is an entirely fair point. Early in the primaries, the media gives the different candidates their moments in the sun. Beto had a moment. Buttgieg had a moment. That was all media generated. Both guys’ recent bouts of success were products of increased media attention; it wasn’t the other way around.
The media likes to play God, knowing that it can make candidates rise and fall in the polls simply by covering one more obsessively than the others. And so when the media starts pumping up the other candidates like Booker, Harris and Warren, it’s possible that one of them vaults into the lead.
And perhaps Biden falters as he’s exposed to more attacks from both his Democratic rivals and Trump. Remember, Hillary was extremely popular before she started running for President in 2016. Then, once she was back in the political fray, her popularity numbers plummeted back down to earth, and then some.
In politics, absence makes the heart grow fonder: we think more positively of those candidates we haven’t seen or heard from in a while. But once they pop back up, they remind us again of all the things we didn’t like about them. Perhaps this will be the case with Joe Biden, who has only just joined the race after enjoying his retirement for the past two years. It’s highly possible (in fact even probable) that once the “old” Biden comes back–the Biden everyone knows and is used to–then he will falter.
But all that still doesn’t negate the fact that right now, over 50% of Democratic voters are supporting old white guys. Whether or not those voters flip their support to some other candidate down the road doesn’t matter: it matters that they’re willing to support the white candidate at all.
This is good news. It shows that this country is not, in fact, on the brink of a race war and that racial tensions in America are not nearly as high as they seem on Twitter.
Yes, Hollywood, Academia, Big Business and Washington despise white males and are on a mission to destroy the white race in America. No, you are not hallucinating when you see all those leftists and blue checks like Sarah Jeong on Twitter spouting blatantly anti-white racism and even explicitly calling for the murder of white people.
But just because the elite hates white people doesn’t mean the masses do.
“NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body.
The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent.
In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years.”
But I was told predominantly white schools were hogging all the education funding and depriving needier minority schools Because Racism, and that this perpetuates a vicious cycle where minorities are held down due to their sub-par schools?
It gets better:
“The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s.”
Wait, now you’re telling me that the American education system has been diverting funds away from white schools to nonwhite schools since the 1970s?
They’ve been aware of the disparity in outcome between white and nonwhite schools since the 1970s, and have been trying to close the gap for nearly 50 years, and still not much has changed?
Not only does White Privilege not exist, it hasn’t existed for a long time.
And as for why increased funding for minority schools hasn’t translated into better results in minority communities, maybe that’s because 50+ years of Liberal Welfare Statism and Victim Narrative peddling is the problem, not White Racism.
“A transgender woman has been arrested in connection to the random attacks of at least seven people who were sprayed with a chemical substance on Friday in New York in what is being investigated as a hate crime.
Thomas J. Heard, 37, was arrested after allegedly threatening someone with a sharp object in the Bronx, and the victim worked with police to track her down. Authorities believe that Heard also was responsible for dousing a man with a pepper spray-like substance at the 125th St. subway station of the A/C/B/D lines on Friday, then running out into the street and spraying five more people.
Soon after, she allegedly attacked another woman waiting for the No. 1 train at W. 96th St. and Broadway. Then, around 2 p.m., a woman appearing to be Heard can be seen on a surveillance video violently kicking a stranger, Denise Galloway, in the leg before spraying her and her boyfriend.”
EXCLUSIVE: more possible victims of “pepper-spray” attack. This woman says suspect physically attacked her in Bronx before spraying boyfriend. Cops say she sprayed 7 victims in Harlem. Being investigated as hate crimes. NYPD determining if this is connected. At 6pm on @ABC7NY. pic.twitter.com/hE5oeM07HN
I’m sure the cable news “media” will be giving this wall-to-wall coverage and convening panels of Racism Experts™ to lecture us on What This Says About America.
“Police say the believe that Heard’s actions were racially motivated, because all of her victims were white. When police arrested her, they recovered pepper spray and a pair of scissors. She has reportedly been charged with assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, harassment as a hate crime and assault with criminal possession of a weapon.”
When you’re a white victim of a hate crime, the “media” doesn’t care when a mentally-ill man who believes he is a woman runs up on you out of nowhere and pepper sprays you in the face for no reason other than your race.
The “media” prefers fake hate crimes against minorities.
I guess this is just what we deserve For The Legacy of Slavery.
Please, though: do let us know when we have fully answered for the sins of people who weren’t even our ancestors. I’m sure it’ll be any day now.
The left has decided that we are to have full-spectrum cultural, political and demographic warfare, and now that encompasses the Super Bowl teams.
2019 might mark the first year in American history where the teams in the Super Bowl were politicized. Never before have we seen the left say, “You’re a racist if you cheer for Team X in the Super Bowl.” But leftists always manage to dig the hole this country’s in a little deeper with each passing year:
“The preferred team of white nationalists.”
It’s no use telling these leftists this stuff is all in their head, and that nobody but them views the Super Bowl teams as stand-ins for competing racial/political movements.
It’s not because the Patriots are racist or because they represent “white nationalism”, but because the left is racist against white people.
We don’t cheer for the Patriots because of what they represent politically or racially. We don’t think like that.
The left, though, hates the Patriots because the left hates white people.
Realize this. Internalize this. Understand what really drives their hatred.
They try to reverse the roles by claiming the Patriots are a symbol of “hate” or racism or white supremacy, but that’s just their excuse to hate them. “We hate them because they are oppressing and victimizing us!”
Remember, “racist” is the n-word for white people. When leftist call us “racist,” the word has the same meaning as when a white person would call a black person the n-word back in the 1950s.
Saying, “The Patriots are racists” is really saying, “The Patriots are a bunch of honkey-ass crackers and I hate them because they have a lot of white players.”
“Empire” star Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by 2 men who beat him up, put his head in a noose and screamed, “This is MAGA country.”
Sources directly connected to Jussie tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We’re told when shortly after he walked out on his way home, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?”
The 2 men — both white and wearing ski masks — viciously attacked Jussie as he fought back, but they beat him badly and fractured a rib. They put a rope around his neck, poured bleach on him and as they left they yelled, “This is MAGA country.”
Are you kidding me?
No one in Chicago, not even the most die-hard Trump supporter (there are more of us than you think) would ever declare this city “MAGA country.”
Right off the bat, this story is not believable.
“ThatGrapeJuice.Net first posted this letter which was sent to Fox Studios in Chicago with cut out letters spelling, “You will die black f**.” Our sources say the letter was sent 8 days ago.
The envelope the letter arrived in appears to say MAGA in the upper left corner.”
It looks like it was written and drawn by a five year old.
But then again, that would fit with the left’s perception of Trump supporters as being literally retarded.
And why would they write “MAGA” on the envelope? Would the sender really want Trump to get blamed for this?
This is so pathetic.
And of course, Chicago police are already shooting down the claim that the attackers said “This is MAGA country!”
Chicago police deny claims that Jussie Smollett identified attackers as white or heard them reference "MAGA" country. "According to the victim, the offenders’ faces were concealed," police tell @robbysoavehttps://t.co/aqOAYlXOpK
“Baron Von Munchausen asks a good question: Who walks around at 2am in 15 degree weather with abottle of bleachon the off-chance one might run across someone of a minority race or sexual orientation? This just does not seem like a random racial/homophobic attack, which means that’s probably not actually the motive.
Assuming the threatening letter is connected to this attack, it suggests a more personalized motive, and long-building grudge. It just doesn’t seem likely that celebrity stalkers would find their quarryout on the street— they’d encounter them where they would plausibly know they were to be found, like at home, or at work, or at some event the media announced in advanced they’d be attending.
The facts as they are currently being claimed suggest both a random, opportunistic attackanda planned attack against a specific person for a specific reason. Obviously, these cannot both be true. There’s something wrong here.”
Now from what I understand the attack happened near a Target store, so I guess that could explain where the attackers got the bleach from.
But I also don’t know of any Target stores in this city that are open at 2am.
This “attack” happened outside. So the “attackers” just happened to be carrying around bleach and a noose.
This will shock you but Jussie Smollett is a hardcore Trump hater, so he definitely has no motive to fake this:
So far, Chicago PD has not been able to find any video of the attackers:
Not only this, but they have no video of the attack itself:
Chicago police say detectives have reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance footage but haven’t found any yet that shows the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. https://t.co/zj2fs1MUyX
There are cameras all over the place in big cities. You can’t take five steps without being on closed-circuit TV.
The truth will come out eventually.
Yet how many people will believe this nonsense instinctively and never see the real story when it unravels? How many people will take this unfounded allegation as further confirmation that white people are awful, and that Trump is a RACIST who has declared open season on oppressed minorities?
How many NPCs are “LITERALLY SHAKING!” and “WOW, JUST WOW” over this?
The real hate crime is deliberately lying about white Trump supporters in order to demonize them as a group.
There is no such thing as “racially charged.”
This attack was not “possibly” homophobic. It was a racist and homophobic attack.
If you don’t like what is happening to our country, then work to change it. It is no one’s job to water down or sugar-coat the rise of hate crimes. https://t.co/QAi0IYtSeR
“What is happening to our country.” Get outta here.
I’ll tell you what’s happening to our country: You’re allowed to straight up lie about Trump supporters so long as the lie fits with the anti-Trump racial grievance narrative the left so desperately wants to be true.
In the days of Jim Crow, white people used to falsely accuse black people of crimes because the white people knew they’d be believed over the black people. The attitude was, “Well, he’s black, so of course he’s guilty.” We’ve all read “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Today, the exact opposite is true: any accusation leveled by a black person at a white Trump supporter is automatically believed.
The US “media” wasn’t inherently skeptical of this baseless allegation. It immediately ran with it under the presumption that it was true, because as everyone knows, black people are Super Oppressed, and everyone also knows Trump supporters are violent bigots who do exactly this kind of thing all the time. It’s gotta be true!
This is brainwashing, straight up.
So what’s the real story? We don’t know yet, but this is a good guess:
America 2019: the left’s intolerance of the right is now absolute, total.
You can’t even politely disagree with leftists.
If you express any opinion they disagree with, even if you do so modestly and even if you express partial agreement with them, they will still storm out in disgust.
The slightest deviation from leftism is proof that you are evil. They don’t want to talk about it. They don’t want to debate it. They don’t want to hear another perspective.
They want nothing to do with you.
They cannot stand to even be around you.
Forget going on a date with them–they won’t even speak to you if your views are not in complete alignment with theirs.
Even partial disagreement is intolerable.
There’s a word for what leftists have become in 2019: bigots.
You know how it’s “racist” to judge a person based on their skin color rather than the content of their character, i.e. without actually getting to know them personally? Well, leftists have taken to judging people based on their political views. If you disagree with them in the slightest, they want nothing to do with you whatsoever. They’ve already made up their minds about you. That’s bigotry.
Leftists are bigoted against us.
But it’s more than mere bigotry. If someone’s private views are bigoted, that’s one thing, but if they’re acting on that bigotry, and trying to impose their will on the group of people they are bigoted against, that’s way, way worse.
Nobody tell him Obama was the one who put kids in cages.
Whoever said the trend towards secularization in the West would make us more mellow, tolerant and less fervent was full of it. Christianity may be in decline in the West, but religious fervor certainly is not. When you read things like the above, how can you deny that leftism has become a religion? The main Abrahamic religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism, are centered on full, unequivocal acceptance of the One True God and categorical rejection of all other gods. Leftism demands the same.
Anyway, I have no problem if a leftist disagrees with me or even hates me for my politics (although I contend the latter is very unhealthy).
But when they start trying to take action against me and my livelihood because of my politics, that’s something I will not stand for.
They crossed a line with the Covington Catholic kids. They wanted–still want, even now–those kids’ lives destroyed. They want them blackballed from colleges. Some leftists literally want them dead:
It’s not just our ideas and views that are intolerable, either: it’s us, ourselves.
Who needs a fascist government when American leftists are already well on the way to full-blown fascism? Don’t you see where this will lead? If you believe it is completely unacceptable and intolerable for someone to have different political views than your own, and you’re talking about excommunicating people for their views, how much of a stretch is it for you to call for extreme measures to deal with dissident voices?
The left no longer cares about opposing our ideas and views. The left is now going after the people who hold those views. That is a major shift that cannot be understated.
Who needs Ingsoc and Big Brother when we have American leftists?
That’s basically the point Jim Geraghty makes in a recent column at the otherwise mostly worthless National Review:
“There is no sinister, government-run mass-surveillance system watching our every move.
Okay, there actually is, and it’s called the NSA, but Geraghty is talking about a 1984-style panopticon with black helicopters hovering outside your window and telescreens:
“The vast majority of us chose to carry around smartphones with cameras, and some of us chose to livestream so much of what we see, whether it’s dramatic or not. Big Brother isn’t watching; the mob is — at least when a particular moment is pitched to potential viewers as dramatic and demanding attention.“
Pitched by whom? The Uniparty Propaganda Department, better known as the media. We’ll get to this later.
But yes, the larger point here is true: we’re always being watched and judged–not by Big Brother but by our fellow citizens and their smartphones.
“There is no sinister, government-run system for punishing those who say or do controversial or unpopular things. Groups of often-anonymous individuals on social media take it upon themselves to enact their vision of justice — demanding the identification of anyone seen acting controversially in social media videos, declare them “guilty of hate crimes,” and demanding “action” against them.
The Covington Catholic kids are the perfect example of what Geraghty is trying to say here. A totalitarian police state state did not try to destroy their lives. Their fellow citizens–those who recorded them and shared the video on social media–did.
“There is no state pressure needed to get private institutions to turn against suddenly ostracized individuals. Employers will quickly fire anyone who they deem to be a sufficient public-relations headache. Publishers preemptively warn authors that they will not stand by them if they become “the subject of public disrepute, contempt, complaints or scandals.” In the face of sufficient social-media outrage and negative press coverage, churches and religious schools will publicly promise to contemplate expulsion. Local officials with no jurisdiction over any particular affair will welcome “a tidal wave of condemnation.”
There is no state-run system for collective punishment; there is instead individuals calling for all colleges to express skepticism about any applicant from Covington Catholic High School.
The leftwing fascists themselves can’t fire you from your job, but they can certainly pressure your employer to fire you, so it’s basically the same thing.
“No hostile foreign power had to invade to impose these conditions upon Americans. No sinister cabal took control of the reins of our government. No one tore up the Constitution and imposed martial law or suddenly announced a new regime of seemingly random spotlighted surveillance and draconian social punishment for deviating from the mob’s amorphous definition of acceptable behavior. Groups of not-particularly famous, not-particularly powerful Americans chose to impose this new system upon all of us.”
Our Founding Fathers created a system of government incapable of being corrupted and turned into a totalitarian police state.
So the American totalitarians simply decided to turn every other institution in America into their totalitarian police state. The media. Hollywood. Academia. Social media platforms. Big business. They’ve all been either weaponized against us our turned into propaganda factories against us.
And the Constitution doesn’t say anything about reigning them in–it tells only the federal government what it can and cannot do to us.
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are parts of the federal government that are part of the American police state–most prominently the Department of (In)Justice and the FBI, and the #Resistance bureaucrats trying to gum up the works–but the greater point Geraghty is making is that our fascist tyranny operates a lot differently than Oceania’s.
Geragthy is saying America 2019 is not a government-administered 1984-style tyranny, but rather a ground-up, mob-based tyranny more akin to the period of mass hysteria following the French Revolution, known today as the Reign of Terror.
But what Geraghty misses is the fact that the leftwing mob is not organic. It didn’t just spontaneously materialize on its own. It is the collective product of decades of media/entertainment industry/academia brainwashing and narrative peddling. If we are living in the midst of a French Terror-style tyranny (to be clear: my example, not Geraghty’s), it’s important to point out that the French Terror was directed and overseen by the Committee of Public Safety. The “media” is our own Committee For Public Safety, directing the rage of the brainwashed mob at new targets seemingly weekly.
The leftwing mob operates on social media platforms run by Silicon Valley giants who have tilted the playing field dramatically in the mob’s favor. And it is assisted by big corporations that are compelled to not only placate and pander to the leftwing mob, but to openly promote its political agenda (e.g. Nike, Gillette, Apple, MasterCard, etc.)
Geraghty does sort of allude to corporations doing the bidding of the mob, and also points out that the Catholic Church buckled almost instantly and accepted the left’s lies on the Covington Kids, wasting no time throwing them under the bus. But Geraghty ultimately returns the focus of his post back to the leftwing mob itself.
Geraghty is right when he says leftwing fascism is not the result of us being conquered by a foreign enemy–the left is the enemy within. But I’d rather be fighting a foreign enemy because there’s no mistaking who the enemy is and what he wants.
The sinister cabal has not taken over our government entirely, because obviously we have Trump, but it’s taken control of a large chunk of it; that’s the Deep State. At this point, with all the stuff we’ve seen from Comey, Strzok, Ohr, Brennan, Clapper and the rest, you’d have to be willfully ignorant to deny the Deep State exists. However, at any rate, the sinister cabal doesn’t really need to take over government when it has control of the media, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia and corporate America. They didn’t have to tear up the Constitution to tyrannize us because the Constitution says nothing about non-governmental tyranny.
Geraghty is dead wrong in implying that the lefwing mob more or less exists in a vacuum and is self-driven, organic and spontaneous. The leftwing mob is a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself.
Still, he’s correct in a general sense that our current form of tyranny bears little resemblance to what the 20th century taught us tyranny would look like when it eventually ensnared America.
The most significant difference, however, between America 2019 and both 1984 and the guillotines of the French Terror, is that both Oceania and the Terror were the end points, while America 2019 is still a work in “progress.” In fact, I would even argue that we’ve only just begun our descent into tyranny and totalitarianism.
America can, and will, get worse. Much worse.
I’m hesitant to say “we” did this to ourselves, because we means all of us. But you and I had no part in this. We’re the ones constantly on the defensive, pushing back against the “media” and the mob (which are two sides of the same coin).
I didn’t want any of this. I wanted to be a sportswriter when I was younger. This was because I assumed the America of my adulthood would be like the America of my childhood, meaning mostly undisturbed by politics. When I was 17, I never imagined that within a decade, American life would be almost entirely consumed by politics. In fact, I never envisioned myself having anything much to do with politics as an adult. I figured I’d vote and maybe learn a bit more about the politicians themselves, but never anything significant. Times were different: you used to be able to go a whole day without thinking about politics. Isn’t that incredible?
Back in “the day,” people could live their whole lives without paying serious attention to politics. Sure, they’d tune in during elections and major historical moments like the JFK assassination, the Moon Landing, Watergate, the Iran Hostage Crisis, Lewinsky, 9/11 and the Iraq War, but for the most part, people were fully concerned with other things, like their careers, families, communities, churches, hobbies, pastimes and other non-political activities. But that’s not how America is anymore. We can’t ignore politics anymore.
Today, America feels like I imagine the run-up to the Civil War felt: the growing divide at the forefront of everyone’s mind, rumblings of secession, a sense of irreconcilability, and the fear that it was all building up to something very big and very bad.
Once I became politically “awakened,” I realized that becoming a sportswriter meant devoting my life to something ultimately inconsequential. I could have attempted to put my head in the sand and tried to ignore politics, but that’s no longer possible in this country. At some point, I would have been dragged in. Basically all of us have been dragged in by now.
And when that happens, you don’t fuck around: you choose a side and get after it.
I wish we could go back to the way things were “back in the day,” when you could mostly ignore politics and still take for granted that no matter who won the next election, the country and your own life would be more or less the same, that America would always exist and be the most powerful country on earth, and that you could get along just fine with people regardless of their politics.
But now, in 2019, we can no longer take any of those things for granted. We can’t just say, “At the end of the day, we’re all still Americans,” because each half of the country wants nothing to do with the other half.
What do we even have in common anymore? Love of country? Pfft. That’s a one-sided “issue” now. A shared history? Diversity has undone that. A shared culture? “Mainstream” pop culture has basically become a giant middle finger to President Trump and everyone who supports him, so no, we don’t have a shared culture because half the country is explicitly unwelcome to it.
We’re barely even a nation in any meaningful sense.
It’s not entirely the left’s fault. America’s global superpower status–and the resulting way of life we’ve all grown accustomed to–is threatened by the rise of China, Russia and Islam. The left didn’t do that.
But the demographic and cultural transformation of this country is a product of the left. The fact that white people are now actively discriminated against and hated–that’s the left’s doing. Republicans are treated like second-class citizens at work, at school and basically everywhere else besides our private homes–the left did that. (And we’re only Republicans in the first place because we’re against the left’s fascism; now we’re treated to more fascism for that.) The left is waging the War on Traditional Masculinity and Traditional Values. The left is pushing for drag queens to teach our children.
The left is undoing our way of life. You and I didn’t ask for any of this.
It’s in smaller things, too: movies nowadays are getting to the point where they’re becoming unwatchable because they prioritize pushing leftwing dogma first and entertainment second. Look at the list of this year’s Oscars nominees for Best Picture; most of them are in the running purely because of what they represent politically:
“Black Panther”? It’s an ode to Black Power that casts whites as oppressive colonizers the world would be better without. Objectively, Black Panther is pretty average as far as Marvel superhero movies go (and was nowhere near as good as Infinity War, which was also released in 2018) but only Black Panther gets Oscars love because of its Social Impact and its Powerful Message that Black People Are Awesome and White People Suck.
“BlacKKKlansman”? It’s an anti-white film based on the premise that White People Are Racist–really breaking new ground there.
“Vice” trashes former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” glorifies Freddie Mercury, the gay former frontman of Queen.
“Green Book” is about Racism in the 1960s.
The left has ruined entertainment because it decided entertainment is simply another way to push its political, racial and cultural dogma on the American people.
I would love it if I could just ignore all that stuff and focus on Sportsball, but that would mean essentially acquiescing to the left’s vision for this country, which I will never do.
You can’t be un-redpilled. You can’t buy back in to the same lies that have people chanting “BLACK LIVES MATTER!” blaming whitey for everything, and thinking that the most #powerful message a movie can send is that White Racism Is Bad, or that It’s Okay To Be Gay. It would be impossible for me to go back to believing the white race isn’t under attack, and that traditional masculinity isn’t also under attack, and that Women Don’t Have Equality In This Country.
There is no possible way you or I could withdraw from the political battlefield without consciously deciding to be cowards and surrendering to the left.
Ignoring politics is a de facto acceptance of the left’s fascist vision for this country. And so we have no choice but to fight.
If the past few years have shown anything, it’s that as our challenge to the left’s status quo and dominance has actually borne fruit (mainly in the form of Trump getting elected, as well as our growing presence online which allows us to both avoid and subvert the “media,” the nexus of the left’s power) the left’s fear of us has grown.
For the first time in a very long time, we’re actually getting somewhere. The left feels genuinely threatened, and their fear of us actually succeeding and toppling their system has manifested in their growing intolerance and efforts to destroy us. This is why they lie about us in the “media,” deplatform us on social media and try to get us fired from our jobs: because we’re actually producing results.
Their present fascism and intolerance is a direct result of our success over the past several years, meaning that the more gains we make culturally and politically, the more they will turn up the fascism and wrath.
When America was run by a Uniparty, where the Democrats called the shots and the Republicans pretended to oppose them, the left was just fine with letting us live our little lives in peace. Bush, Romney, McCain: those guys represented zero threat to the left’s dominance. The left was happy to let us have those guys leading us.
But not Trump. Oh, no: definitely not him. He represents a real threat to the Uniparty. He represents actual change. A wall!? Of course we can’t have a wall! It would slow the demographic transformation of the country and deprive Corporate America of an unlimited supply of cheap labor! Why, they’d actually have to hireAmericans and pay them decent wages! Unacceptable! Trade rebalancing and tariffs? No way–multinational corporations had a good thing going with all that cheap foreign labor via outsourcing. Getting America out of the endless wars? Are you kidding me?!?! The military-industrial complex needs those endless wars! The list goes on.
Now that we’ve begun to rebel, they’re cracking down. That’s why you’re seeing this alarming behavior out of them today. They believe they can still squash the rebellion, put the genie back in the bottle, by coming down hard on any and all dissenting voices.
This is going to get worse before it gets better, but just know that the nastier and more intolerant the left becomes, the more we are succeeding.