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According to this October 31, 2020 article in The Guardian, only one BLM/Antifa protester was shot to death by police during the vast number of Mostly Peaceful Protests in 2020: body armor-clad Jorge Gomez was killed by Las Vegas police in June when he drew one of the three guns he was carrying on them.

 
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  1. Most violence is caused by white christians

    Read any academic or mainstream pundit such as Leonard Pitts Adam Serwer Tim Wise Thomas Sugrue Melissa Harris Parry Isabella Wilkerson Jake Tapper Don Lemon Anderson Cooper Chris Cuomo agree that white christians are over represented as domestic terrorists

    That tells you something right there

    The Republican Party is DONE

  2. Thomas says:

    I said a few days ago that Biden seems to have a pipeline of the solipsistic myths black people have long believed directly into his brain. That seems generally true of liberals and Democrats now. It probably won’t be long before we hear earnest pronouncements in The Atlantic about AIDS being spread in vending machines, Church’s Fried Chicken causing black men to be sterile, and sightings of the mother wheel.

  3. ic1000 says:

    To indulge Mrs. ic1000, I’ve been watching “CBS This Morning,” this morning. As a reminder to Sailer and his readers, the intersection between iSteve content and this Mainstream News organ is the null set.

    In the wake of the Reichstag Insurrection, the consensus is unanimous: Our Democracy can only be saved by blocking the evil people from disseminating their bad ideas. Or stomping the UnAmerican people before they spew their evil tweets. Whichever.

    Steve should get his “Best Of” set of essays on Amazon* before the witch-hunters get around to doing what they do best.

    Freedom Of Speech is like a streetcar.

    * [sarc]

    • Thanks: Charon
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @vhrm
    , @Reg Cæsar
  4. …body armor-clad Jorge Gomez was killed by Las Vegas police in June when he drew one of the three guns he was carrying on them.

    Finally, America has her own Ned Kelly!

    Francis Fukuyama nailed it 28 years ago, except he got the hemisphere wrong:

    “…a systematic illiberal and non-democratic alternative combining technocratic economic rationalism with paternalistic authoritarianism may gain ground in the Far East.”

    https://mobile.twitter.com/tianyuf/status/1347605332906819584

    • Agree: Kyle
    • Replies: @El Dato
  5. El Dato says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    technocratic economic rationalism

    Have you looked at the stock market valuations of companies whose revenue stream consist in hoarding illegitimately obtained info about their “users” (in the druggy sense)

    Btw, Facebook says “if you use Whatsapp, we want all your details. For your own good”.

    Whatsapp was originally about “privacy-enhanced messaging” and Facebook promised to not dick with that. Sic transit!

  6. Altai says:

    Captain America.

  7. Rob McX says:
    @ic1000

    Freedom Of Speech is like a streetcar.

    It is. Nobody believes in it without exceptions or qualification. Should whites believe in it? As an ideal, yes. But if the choice is between censorship and extinction, no.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  8. I wrote it months ago- if Minneapolis had been burned to the ground by pro-Trump rioters, the streets would have been littered with dozens or hundreds of dead protesters shot by the national guard. The left in this country has no objections to shooting such people.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  9. Huisache says: • Website

    I have seen the term “our democracy” incessantly this week and wonder what all it means. And to whom.

    I gather that there has been a threat to it, that it is barely alive and needs resuscitation by a massive infusion of something not specifically identified. I am a little concerned about “our republic”

  10. There is little value in continuing to point out the disparities between reality and the ‘woke” tall tales of Gentle Giants, peaceful protests, etc.

    The woke are impervious to facts, fairness, and reality. Trying to show them the error of their ways is akin to pissing in the wind.

    Hard to peacefully coexist with someone who worships a god without reason or shame.

    Peaceful separation is the only way forward.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  11. @Altai

    He’s right. Imagine the carnage wrought if an equally large group of antifa/blms had (mostly peaceful) aired their grievances. They probably would have burned the whole thing down.

  12. n says:

    I believe a BBQ restaurant owner was killed in Louisville after firing at National Guardsmen, but I’m not 100% sure that he was a “protestor”.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/dining/unrest-louisville-david-mcatee.html

    • Replies: @Cato
  13. @Altai

    These obviously stupid takes are actually quite sinister.

    Since essentially nothing happened but a symbolic incursion with some light brawling and heavy leaping, the universal take is a psyop that:

    a. rewrites BLM riots as exceptionally repressive of blacks instead of exceptionally indulgent of rioters, and

    b.explicitly associates through linguistic programming the Capitol protest with violence against black people when there was precisely none of that.

    So the mind-fogged masses will now forever associate the protest with violence against blacks, which then justifies any totalitarian response.

    It’s a dumb message obviously and only a moron like Evans or Kamala would believe it, but this engine runs on morons.

    • Thanks: The King is a Fink
    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @YetAnotherAnon
  14. @Altai

    Shut up, Chris. You’re just another cog in the Shitty Superhero Movie machine.

  15. anon[384] • Disclaimer says:

    OT, but in Illinois:

    The age requirement in Illinois is 10 years lower than the recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, “in order to reduce COVID-19 mortality and limit community spread in Black and Brown communities,” the governor said.

    According to data, the average age of COVID-19 death is 81 for white residents, 72 for Black residents and 68 for Latino residents.

    “With limited amounts of vaccine available at this time, it is important to prioritize individuals who are at greatest risk of exposure to COVID-19 and those at greatest risk of severe illness or death,” Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said in a statement. “Generally, Latinx and Black populations have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 with data showing related deaths at younger ages. We are hopeful that by lowering the eligibility age to 65 years we can help reduce this disparity.”

    Sounds pretty racist, but they will accidentally have to save some white bodies. Meanwhile, I have it from a reliable source that the Cook County Jail is immunizing people (at least guards). The city gets their shipments directly:

    So far, Illinois has received 344,525 total doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, not including doses delivered directly to Chicago.

    The city is the city.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    , @Polistra
  16. Wilkey says:
    @Altai

    That’s pretty typical leftist thinking: rather than compare the actual data they do have of the two events – which for the Black Lives Matter riots should be copious – they compare it to a hypothetical.

    How many unarmed women with a wall between her and the cop, and with two SWAT officers literally right behind her – were shot in the neck and murdered during BLM? Exactly zero.

    • Agree: Ron Mexico, kikz
  17. dazzy says:

    Interesting how diversity leads to boxes…. and if you don’t walk into the box yourself, somebody else will “sort” you.

  18. anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:

    That guy who put his foot on Pelosi’s desk and scrawled the bitch mesage on her desk looks like someone if given the right environment would lead a violent riot aimed at Jews. This is why it’s so important to harshly punish thousands of rioters.

  19. Barnard says:
    @Thomas

    Biden is reading what is written for him. He has no memory of the protests this summer or even his own Presidential campaign. At some point before he is pushed out of office we can expected Sleepy Joe to promote the “We was Kangz” myth.

  20. OT, Chicago Mayor lori lightfoot has ordered Chicago teachers to show up for classroom teaching on Monday. Those teacher that don’t comply will receive no pay going forward from Monday. I am willing to bet that at least one teacher shows up in full PPE gear, including a breathing apparatus and that hundreds of teachers call in sick after one day in class.

  21. A&A Q

    Pouts in ?

    ATL
    NYC
    DETROIT
    CHICONGO

  22. @Buffalo Joe

    Holy crap!
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot did something intelligent.

    WHAT KIND OF BIZARRO WORLD ARE WE LIVING IN????

    • Agree: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  23. ATate says:
    @Thomas

    Don’t forget those “special” SSN to tell employers not to hire blacks.

    Slave ships on tea bottles…

  24. @Thomas

    I said a few days ago that Biden seems to have a pipeline of the solipsistic myths black people have long believed directly into his brain. That seems generally true of liberals and Democrats now. It probably won’t be long before we hear earnest pronouncements in The Atlantic about AIDS being spread in vending machines, Church’s Fried Chicken causing black men to be sterile, and sightings of the mother wheel.

    Biden’s exponentially increasing knowledge and crediting of the mythos of black grievance over his public life just so happens to coincide with the increasing importance of blacks as part of the Democratic party’s coalition and is also inversely proportional to the share of the white working class vote received by the Democratic party over time.

    Funny how that works, eh?

    As Steve notes, the real schism occurred in Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, when Democrats learned that they could win the White House with a declining share of the white working class vote – once Democrats thought they didn’t need them to win, they let loose with what they really thought about white proles and resentment for having had to moderate in the past due to the white working class.

  25. @Altai

    Just think of the carnage had they not been white.

    Yep.
    They would have burned down the building.

  26. Lurker says:
    @Thomas

    Don’t forget the menthol cigarettes!

    • LOL: Thomas
  27. @Altai

    How dumb, self-absorbed, brain-addled by minoritarianism do you have to be to believe that?

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  28. How many orders of magnitude better is the authoritarian rule of the ChiCom creeps for the typical Han Chinese than the authoritarian rule of American “elites” is for the typical white American?

    Both are self-interested creeps. But there is a difference:

    In furtherance of their rule and looting the Chicoms seem intent on making the Chinese nation ever stronger and in the process Chinese people more prosperous.

    In furtherance of their rule and looting the American “elite” seem intent on destroying the historic American nation and immiserating actual Americans and their posterity.

    • Agree: Jus' Sayin'..., MBlanc46
    • Disagree: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Whiskey
    , @James Speaks
  29. @AnotherDad

    Oh, I doubt that Chris Evans would get to keep his “Captain America” gig if he tweeted anything else.

    Maybe he really believes it.

    If so, that’s yet another example of Orwell’s “protective stupidity.”

    Or, as Jonathan Swift put it: “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”

    • Thanks: Charon
  30. Goatweed says:

    Has Ashli Babbitt’s executioner been named?

  31. El Dato says:
    @Thomas

    earnest pronouncements in The Atlantic about AIDS being spread in vending machines, Church’s Fried Chicken causing black men to be sterile, and sightings of the mother wheel.

    That’s impossible.

    After Crackdown/2020 only scientifically accurate, socially just & valuable, and committee-of-the-wise-and-diverse-approved facts & stats will make it into prolefeed streams.

  32. JimDandy says:

    Steve, you should run one of your polls to guess what’s going to happen between now and the 20th.

    • Agree: kanehaole
    • Replies: @kanehaole
  33. Whiskey says: • Website
    @AnotherDad

    Why wouldn’t they? The whole point of Democrats us to reduce White people to starvation so their food goes to China.

    Thats it. Thats the plan.

  34. Anonymous[331] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    Yeah, the old “not a suicide pact” school of thought was maligned unfairly in the interim from the marvy 1960s of legend till Nov. 9, 2016, The Day The ‘60s Died (I realize the court decision was provisionally pro-suicide in that case).

    The loudest “free speech” agitprop has always been self-serving and trumpeted from the egomaniacal tech-capitalist corner (I realize I am typing this on Unz.com).

  35. @AnotherDad

    In furtherance of their rule and looting the Chicoms seem intent on making the Chinese nation ever stronger and in the process Chinese people more prosperous.

    In furtherance of their rule and looting the American “elite” seem intent on destroying the historic American nation and immiserating actual Americans and their posterity.

    FIFY

    In furtherance of their rule and looting the Chicoms seem intent on making the American “elite” destroy the historic American nation and immiserate actual Americans and their posterity.

    It is almost as if the American elite are useful idiots for the Chicoms.

  36. @Altai

    The police might accidentally have kneeled into dog shit?

  37. KevinR says:

    A large portion of our nation lives in an ideological reality and no amount of facts and data seems capable of changing this. Convinced of their righteousness many even feel justified to eliminate any opposition. Voegelin saw this. When the possibility of transcendence is removed why should anyone be allowed to live who stands in the way of paradise on earth.

    Many conservatives still haven’t realized this and keep trying to rationally present their positions. It’s a futile endeavor. It’s all about power. We must use it to secure the resources necessary for our survival.

    Our advantage is that the ideological world doesn’t seem to require any skills to survive. Food magically appears in stores. Magic dirt provides safe neighborhoods.

    People who can do productive things ought to be able to triumph over those who think that having correct beliefs is all that’s required for a prosperous country.

    • Agree: Charon
  38. mc23 says:
    @Altai

    I think Chris Evans means if random gang bangers opened up randomly in a crowd of half a million people.

  39. vhrm says:
    @ic1000

    iSteve content and this Mainstream News organ is the null set.

    In the wake of the Reichstag Insurrection, the consensus is unanimous: Our Democracy can only be saved by blocking the evil people from disseminating their bad ideas. Or stomping the UnAmerican people before they spew their evil tweets. Whichever.

    Thanks for the report. I am having trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that Twitter, Facebook and Google are just outright banning core political speech. This isn’t some “slippery slope” argument about extrapolating from banning the kkk to something that “really” matters.

    They banned the f’in President of the US who just got half the vote to continue being president. They are using their control of the lines of communication to silence one side in the election for the most powerful single position in the world. Political censorship just doesn’t get any more salient or direct.

    And as you pointed out the media. These people who make their living on political speech, someone’s even publishing illegally obtained material are cheering it on. Compared to the coverage of the BLM, occupy etc, it’s just night and day.

    A surprising thing about this (on top of Russia investigation, BLM and Corona lockdown hype) is that I have become a snowflake and I now have more respect for that oft ridiculed phrase “I can’t even!”. I finally got there myself and I can’t get myself to listen to the news, or even visit news sites let alone be in the same room with an MSM TV news channel. It’s currently beyond my ability to not get angry other than to stay away. v.weird. I never thought I’d be one of these people. (I’ll still search for an article or two to try figure out what’s really happening on a particular topic, but in general I have to stay away)

    • Agree: Kyle, Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  40. kanehaole says:
    @JimDandy

    I think guess the manyears of jail time for the capital hill riot. My guess is 1,000 men for an average of ten years or 10,000 man years. The dems are going to re legalize water boarding.

  41. Mr. Anon says:

    Every left-of-center person in the country is droning on about how if BLM protestors had stormed into the Capitol they wouldn’t have been given the kid-gloves (!) treatment that these white “insurrectionists” were given. Well, that’s true in a sense – they wouldn’t have been called “insurrectionists”, and wouldn’t have been shot to death like Ashli Babbitt was.

    None-the-less, apart from that, would these liberals care to make this interesting?

    I’m sure it won’t be long before BLM activists start to grumble about the new regime hedging and stalling on the black agenda, at least where it conflicts with the dictates of the Democratic party’s neo-liberal paymasters. What if BLM should then storm and occupy the Capitol? Let’s see how the Congress and the Capitol Police react then.

    Another thing they are saying is, when you point out that BLM/Antifa rioted all across the country for three solid months – looting, assaulting people, burning down whole city blocks – and that no Democratic office-holders voiced any objections, they will say: well, taking over the Capitol is different – it’s the symbol of our Republic – the “People’s House”.

    Spare me. There is nothing sacred about this building – not anymore for sure. The people can barely even get into the place since 9/11. It’s ringed with bollards, barriers, and guards with MP-5s. Forty years ago, you could walk right in – I don’t even think they had metal detectors. Now to enter it is to submit oneself to the probing hands of the national security state.

    And “The People’s House” is full of people who don’t represent “The People”. They are hirelings beholden to moneyed-interests who assent to 5,000 page bills that no single person has read, and that are written by lobbyists and congressional staffers (also known as future-lobbyists).

    This pearl-clutching about “The People’s House” is horses**t. The Capitol is a whorehouse.

    • Replies: @Huisache
  42. Arclight says:

    Not enough. We endured a spring and summer of looting, burning, and destruction of businesses and livelihoods thanks to feckless mayors in our largest cities. The fools that stormed the Capitol seemed to think they would be granted the same consequence-free license to do what they wanted, and should have known better.

  43. Can the resident History Channel geniuses predict Biden’s coming Night of Long Knives? Such as who will go the way of Ernst Rohm and whether he will commit ritualistic auto-erotic self cancellation or just be summarily deplatformed. Perhaps Antifa and BLM be brought to heel and absorbed into Big Tech’s new security forces. Or mass purges of suspect military officers. They will borrow from many playbooks to neutralize internal enemies and cover their tracks.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  44. J.Ross says:
    @Thomas

    This is a logical step from adopting ebonic speech.

  45. George says:

    “Perhaps Antifa and BLM be brought to heel and absorbed into Big Tech’s new security forces.”

    My pet theory is that Antifa is just the armed faction of the Teachers, Professors, ect Union.

  46. El Dato says:
    @Billy Chav

    So, “absence of violence” is “presence of violence”?

    Look out for shopped blacks with bloodies faces once Facebook allows posting images of the CAPITOL CARNAGE AND RANSACKMENT of 2021 again.

  47. Anon55uu says:

    It does not seem to have been mentioned anywhere much, but there is more than one protest march planned for January. January 21 is to be the March for Reparations.

    https://www.marchforreparations.com/

  48. J.Ross says:
    @Elmer T. Jones

    Why do you and Steve expect this to happen? Why would it ever happen? Why would it need to? What pressure would cause it to happen? As I have attempted to educate you, SA-type thug bands are standard in communist countries. A few years back we got a modern reminder in Dan Ortega’s Nicaragua, where anti-regime protesters and non-protesting students were subjected to a kind of official antifa.

  49. George says:

    She raises some interesting points I haven’t heard elsewhere.

    DON’T Call them “Domestic Terrorists”, I’m Syrian let me tell you about terrorism!

  50. @Buffalo Joe

    I’ll bet Lightfoot caves to the CTU. The public employee unions run Chicago and Illinois.

  51. vinteuil says:
    @Despise insurrection jets

    The Republican Party is DONE

    One can only hope.

    There was never a dimes worth of difference between the party of Bush I & Dole & Bush II & McCain & Romney and the Democrats.

    • Agree: Thea
    • Replies: @Polistra
  52. syonredux says:

    How things look when viewed through the Mirror of Wokeness:

    Storming The U.S. Capitol Was About Maintaining White Power In America

    Hakeem Jefferson

    As we have these discussions, however, we must take care to appreciate that this is not just about folks being angry about the outcome of one election. Nor should we believe for one second that this is a simple manifestation of the president’s lies about the integrity of his defeat. This is, like so much of American politics, about race, racism and white Americans’ stubborn commitment to white dominance, no matter the cost or the consequence.

    Rather, years of research make clear that what we witnessed in Washington, D.C., is the violent outgrowth of a belief system that argues that white Americans and leaders who assuage whiteness should have an unlimited hold on the levers of power in this country. And this, unfortunately, is what we should expect from those whose white identity is threatened by an increasingly diverse citizenry.

    Let’s start here: Scholars interested in the sociological underpinnings of white racism often call our attention to concerns about group status as starting places for understanding white Americans’ attitudes toward members of other social groups.

    Building on Blumer’s early work, other scholars have highlighted the consequences that result when white Americans perceive threats to their dominant position in the social hierarchy. Some research by social psychologists Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson, for example, finds that reminding white Americans of changing racial demographics causes them to adopt more negative racial attitudes toward minority groups. These same researchers also find that these reminders lead politically unaffiliated white Americans to report a stronger attachment to the Republican Party and to express greater political conservatism. These findings make sense, as the GOP is widely perceived to be a party that caters to white interests, a perception that predates the election of Trump but that has undoubtedly been strengthened by his ascendance to power in the party. In her award-winning book, “White Identity Politics,” Ashley Jardina goes further than any scholar to-date in documenting the causes and consequences of white identity, arguing that the increased salience of whiteness as a social category corresponds largely with how demographics have changed in this country. Jardina finds in her research that this, in turn, has created a fear among some white Americans that their hold on power has become increasingly precarious,

    And most recently, Larry Bartels, a renowned scholar of American politics at Vanderbilt University, wrote the following in his research focused on the erosion of Republicans’ commitment to democracy:

    The support expressed by many Republicans for violations of a variety of crucial democratic norms is primarily attributable not to partisan affect, enthusiasm for President Trump, political cynicism, economic conservatism, or general cultural conservatism, but to what I have termed ethnic antagonism. The single survey item with the highest average correlation with antidemocratic sentiments is not a measure of attitudes toward Trump, but an item inviting respondents to agree that “discrimination against whites is as big a problem today as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.” Not far behind are items positing that “things have changed so much that I often feel like a stranger in my own country,” that immigrants get more than their fair share of government resources, that people on welfare often have it better than those who work for a living, that speaking English is “essential for being a true American,” and that African-Americans “need to stop using racism as an excuse.”

    To summarize Bartels’s claims, white Republicans who have come to oppose democracy do so, in part, because they don’t like those whom they believe democracy serves. And, more than that, they believe that the interests of nonwhite Americans have been given priority over the interests of their racial group. Many white Americans seem to be asking themselves, Why act in defense of a democracy that benefits “those people”?

    So, let’s return to the images of Wednesday, when a crowd of white people gathered at the Capitol with American flags and Trump flags and symbols of the Confederacy. For these white Americans, the notion of America itself is likely one that is white, making the American flag they so proudly wield as a symbol also one of white supremacy and white racial domination.

    Instead, we must characterize them as they are: They are a dangerous mob of grievous white people worried that their position in the status hierarchy is threatened by a multiracial coalition of Americans who brought Biden to power and defeated Trump, whom back in 2017 Ta-Nehisi Coates called the first white president. Making this provocative point, Coates wrote, “It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true — his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power.” So, when we think about those who gathered in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and who will surely continue their advance in opposition to democratic rule, let it not be lost on us that they do not simply come in defense of Donald Trump. They come in defense of white supremacy.

    TL;DR, YT is the problem……

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/storming-the-u-s-capitol-was-about-maintaining-white-power-in-america/

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Rob
  53. @Billy Chav

    “explicitly associates through linguistic programming the Capitol protest with violence against black people when there was precisely none of that”

    In today’s Guardian

    • Replies: @anon
  54. El Dato says:
    @Despise insurrection jets

    There needs to be a reaction button saying “Tiny Duck”.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
  55. Huisache says: • Website
    @Mr. Anon

    BLM will never invade the Capitol. There are no liquor or shoe stores there.

  56. @Despise insurrection jets

    You forgot verysmartbrothas. The Duck likes them.

  57. El Dato says:
    @syonredux

    Rather, years of research make clear that what we witnessed in Washington, D.C., is the violent outgrowth of a belief system that argues that white Americans and leaders who assuage whiteness should have an unlimited hold on the levers of power in this country.

    Years of taxpayer funding hanging around in university offices and the mind that goes with it … wasted!

    Instead, we must characterize them as they are: They are a dangerous mob of grievous white people worried that their position in the status hierarchy is threatened by a multiracial coalition of Americans who brought Biden to power and defeated Trump

    Yup, a lot of high-status posh people from business district Power Towers were in that crowd. A lot!

  58. syonredux says:

    Black>Latinx:

    Dear Miya Ponsetto, You Can Be Latinx & Still Be A Karen

    Miya Ponsetto, the white woman dubbed as “SoHo Karen” on social media, was forcibly arrested in California yesterday. Her arrest comes after she racially profiled and assaulted 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr., son of Grammy award-winning jazz musician Keyon Harrold, in a New York City hotel lobby on December 26. According to a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff, who worked in conjunction with the New York City Police Department, Ponsetto was confronted at a traffic stop and pulled from her vehicle when she refused to get out.

    <blockquote>But even with the lingering threat of police involvement before her arrest, Ponsetto wasn’t afraid to use her whiteness as a weapon again — this time, sheltering it with her Latinidad. In a video that circulated on January 2, a reporter caught Ponsetto exiting a Mcdonald’s in California and asked her a few questions surrounding the assault. “Are you worried that the police are looking for you,” the reporter asked. “Are you concerned about the warrant for the arrest? Why did you do it? [Harrold] ‘s young.” With an unworried expression on her face, Ponsetto turned towards the camera and quickly interjected. “I’m actually 22, so I don’t know what the problem is here — and I’m also Puerto Rican, so thank you,” Ponsetto claimed.

    Yet, the problem is clear. Being a white Latina does not exempt you from being racist just because Latinidad falls under the “POC” umbrella term. Ponsetto’s assumption that identifying as Puerto Rican justifies her actions is invalid because Latinx is not a race. You can be Latinx and still be a Karen. Let it be known that Harrold Jr. also is of Puerto Rican descent. At the base, white Latinas like Miya Ponsetto benefit from white privilege, yet they’ll use this privilege to choose when they can or cannot demonize Black people in the white spaces that accept them as one of their own. Then, they’ll use this same Latinx identity and exploit the oppression of other Latinx people to defend their racist actions. But if an officer arrived at the scene at the time of the incident, they wouldn’t see two Puerto Ricans: they’d see one white woman accusing one Black young man — and historically, we know how that story goes.

    Let’s not forget the deep-seated racism in Latin American cultures that stems from a long history of colonization, assimilation, and the preservation of whiteness that remains ingrained in its people today. Ponsetto weaponized her Puerto Rican ethnicity as an attempt to insinuate that she does not have the power to racially profile a Black teenager. “How is one girl accusing a guy about a phone a crime? What is the deeper story here?” Ponsetto asked Gayle King on CBS This Morning hours before getting arrested — questioning how her actions were racist. According to King, Ponsetto insisted that it’s not racial profiling during the interview. This is similar to when George Zimmerman, a white man, shot and killed Trayvon Martin, a Black teen, and Zimmerman and his family used his Peruvian heritage to imply that Martin’s murder was not racially motivated.

    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/01/10254014/soho-karen-miya-ponsetto-latina-arrested

  59. Polistra says:
    @vinteuil

    Yet another Pole Position Post from a TD sock puppet. I’ve finally figured out why this keeps happening. TD has given $100K to the iSteve Fund. All Hail TD!

    Meanwhile, back here in the real world, the Supreme Court is poised to determine whether or not the Fuzz can compel you (how?) to relinquish your phone passwords. Maybe they’ll just get Apple and Google to furnish them?

    Anyway, the Supreme Court is about to change, permanently. Next month, when Chief Justice Stacey Abrams convenes the new 15-member Court, the decision will come down that if you’re considered racist, you have no rights which any Government is bound to recognize anyway, so the case is moot. It’s right there in the Constitution, racists. Somewhere toward the back.

    [MORE]

    WSJ News Exclusive Tech

    Is Your iPhone Passcode Off Limits to the Law? Supreme Court Ruling Sought
    Petitioners including ACLU say passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment; prosecutors disagree

    Technology companies and law enforcement have been in a tug of war over enabling government access to the content on personal devices.
    Jan. 8, 2021 1:21 pm ET

    Two civil-liberties groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on an increasingly relevant digital-privacy question: Do Americans have a constitutional right to keep their passwords and passcodes secret?

    It’s a thorny legal issue, and one that is unsettled in the U.S., according to lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who on Thursday filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to decide the matter once and for all.

    The initiative is the latest twist in a tug of war between technology companies, which have radically increased the security of their products over the past decade, and law-enforcement authorities, who have increasingly relied on digital evidence to make their cases.

    Five years ago, the Justice Department tried to compel Apple Inc. AAPL 0.86% to develop a way for law enforcement to access locked iPhones, but it later abandoned the quest. Investigators currently rely on private companies that essentially hack into the phones as a way to uncover the data inside.

    Most states haven’t decided the password matter, said Jennifer Granick, a lawyer with the ACLU. So while U.S. law is clear that the police can’t force suspects to divulge the combination to a safe, for example, that’s not the case when it comes to an iPhone passcode. “It’s ambiguous almost everywhere,” she said.

    And the state rulings are contradictory, Ms. Granick said. In Pennsylvania, the State Supreme Court has decided that law enforcement cannot force you to divulge a passcode. But the New Jersey State Supreme Court ruled in the opposite direction in August in a case involving a Newark Sheriff’s officer named Robert Andrews.

    In 2016, Mr. Andrews was charged with tipping off members of a narcotics ring with information about an investigation. Police wanted access to two of Mr. Andrews’s iPhones, but he refused to hand over his passcodes, according to his lawyer Robert Tarver, who joined the petition filed Thursday.

    Mr. Andrews, who maintains his innocence, has no obligation to give investigators access to the complete contents of his phones, which might contain private or embarrassing material, Mr. Tarver said. “Why would the government have a right to that information?” he said. The case is still being adjudicated and Mr. Andrews hasn’t turned over his passcodes, Mr. Tarver said.

    In their petition, Mr. Tarver, the EFF and the ACLU argue that Mr. Andrews’s passcodes are protected by the Fifth Amendment and that when suspects are compelled to provide a passcode, they are essentially being forced to provide testimony against themselves.

    The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, which is prosecuting Mr. Andrews, says the New Jersey Supreme Court made the right decision. “Access to text messages and other cellphone data, obtained with a search warrant and under the scrutiny of a judge, provide the kind of high-quality evidence jurors in Essex county expect,” acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II said in an emailed statement.

    The Supreme Court could decide to hear the case within the next few months. If they were to rule, it would settle the matter once and for all, Mr. Tarver said.

    Write to Robert McMillan at [email protected]

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    Appeared in the January 9, 2021, print edition as ‘Court Asked to Rule on Passcode Privacy.’
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    , @vinteuil
  60. Apparently, Wikileaks has just dumped all their files online.
    https://westernrifleshooters.us/2021/01/09/rumint-5/

    Fwd:
    Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online. Everything from Hillary Clinton’s emails, McCain’s being guilty, Vegas shooting done by an FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedoPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic. Happy Digging! Here you go, please read and pass it on….. https://file.wikileaks.org/file/… These are Clinton’s emails: https://file.wikileaks.org/file/clinton-emails/

    • Replies: @El Dato
  61. @Despise insurrection jets

    That is a list of some of the dumbest of the chattering class. Start reading and listening to smarter people. Stop commenting until you have.

  62. @anon

    Sounds pretty racist, but they will accidentally have to save some white bodies. Meanwhile, I have it from a reliable source that the Cook County Jail is immunizing people (at least guards). The city gets their shipments directly:

    Not really. By virtue of the ethical principal known as negating disparate impact, the age at which negroes receive the vaccine must be lower than the age for whites, say 65 for whites and, given their proclivity towards obesity and/or poor hygiene, 40 for negroes.

  63. David McAttee, a black Louisville man, was killed by National Guard bullets, though he does not appear to have been protesting or rioting at all.

  64. JimDandy says:
    @Despise insurrection jets

    I want so badly to disagree with you, but then I see disgusting hate crimes like this right on YouTube–and people are just laughing about it–and I begin to see your point.

  65. JimDandy says:
    @syonredux

    That’s Afro-Peruvian heritage! Stop whitewashing American history!

    • Agree: Hibernian
  66. El Dato says:
    @syonredux

    Frack that, it’s like an antiracist GPT-3 word salad.

    These low-IQ writers should all be unceremonously dumped in the middle of a radioactive waste containment area.

    Maybe one could use that text as filler for comics. Like Mézières did here:

  67. Dumbo says:

    Black criminal killed by police after suspected of a crime and being aggressive: months of riots, destruction, hysterical media, funeral with a golden casket.

    Pro-Trump white woman with no criminal record and not a menace shot by police during a protest: nothing. Not even Trump appears to have said anything about it (although, he has no Twitter now, so I guess he can’t communicate as he mostly twits…).

  68. @ic1000

    Freedom Of Speech is like a streetcar.

  69. J.Ross says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    The real atrocity here is that they have been receiving pay up to now. Pay derived from taxes, which depend on the businesses that these same geniuses ordered to close.

  70. 5 dead at the Trump riot:

    1 cop murdered by protestors
    1 protestor murdered by cops
    3 protestors dead of heart attacks etc

    What was the death toll from the BLM riots? (Direct death toll, i.e. not including post-Floyd crime bounce)

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  71. El Dato says:
    @Bill Jones

    What’s going on now?

    Will there be suicides??

  72. Cato says:
    @Despise insurrection jets

    Recently trolls seem to be the first to respond to a post. In the same way that electronic trades always beat out the trades of carbon-based lifeforms. I’ve also noticed that some of the posts seem to be made by algorithms (insulting responses that don’t address the context of the post to which they respond). Any website can be easily played, and especially one like Unz.com that wants to hear the comments of its readers. The moderators should have a meeting and try to figure out ways to filter the comments.

  73. kikz says:
    @Polistra

    yeah, just under the zeroth amendment.

  74. To commemorate the ascension of The Honorable Joseph R. Biden and The Redoubtable Kamala D. Harris to the offices of President Emeritus and God-Empress (respectively), I have decided to give everyone here a little head.

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    Using advanced image-manipulation technology (Microsoft Paint), I have created stunning photomontages depicting our beloved leader striking heroic poses with two proud, strong womyn of color (and one sluttly blonde).

    I, for one, welcome our new Alzheimer’s-addled overlord.

  75. @Sandy Berger's Socks

    There is little value in continuing to point out the disparities between reality and the ‘woke” tall tales of Gentle Giants, peaceful protests, etc.

    The woke are impervious to facts, fairness, and reality. Trying to show them the error of their ways is akin to pissing in the wind.

    Hard to peacefully coexist with someone who worships a god without reason or shame.

    Peaceful separation is the only way forward.

    Well said SBS.

    The division is not what we think of as ordinary politics–arguing about taxes, schools, roads, welfare provision, subsidies, bureaucracy, even war and peace.

    The division is really core politics–having a polity. One side thinks there is this actual nation “America” that they are proud/happy to be a part of. The other side is determined to wreck it–insufficiently minoritarian!–in favor of something new and global and colorful and not so prosaically national.

    You can’t share a nation with people who hate the nation.

  76. Anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:

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  77. anon[159] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    In today’s Guardian

  78. Cato says:
    @n

    Yes, you are correct: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_David_McAtee

    He fired two shots, but it is not clear why. Perhaps by that point everyone had become so hysterical about Breonna Taylor that even a respectable business owner like McAtee viewed the authorities as enemies.

  79. I’m trying to reduce the last six or so years to its simplest elements:

    A leftist religious fervor has been growing for many decades and has now reached a critical mass in the West. It is totalitarian in nature. Nearly all in power are part of this movement and now wish to enforce their new order. The future will involve the elite further bending the dejure rules to enforce a defacto New America.

    I’m not big on conspiracy theories – and it has nothing to do with defending the Joos. I just think people organize more like ants. One large, cultural brain acting on subconscious messaging. As an example, they really believe in their equality fantasy. That’s why so many Jews marry Blacks; they drink their own Kool-Aide.

    I live in Seattle and can say we’re beyond the point where facts matter. It’s just about power now. The best you can do is mock people. You can’t argue with religious people but humorous mockery can make a dent. (And it’s self satisfying).

    Regarding the shootings, in the New America shooting a Black isn’t the same as shooting a White. Dejure but not defacto. There are other factors at play too – see Kyle Rittenhouse.

    With the Senate locked up we’ll soon see where this all goes. I believe their plan is to drag us into their New America kicking and screaming. No debate. No concessions. They’re our betters and we’re ignorant non-believers. This is just the beginning.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @rebel yell
  80. Bernie says:
    @Despise insurrection jets

    Almost all racial violence is done by blacks. In addition, backs are 13% of the population but do 55% (or more) of violent crime.

  81. Rob says:
    @syonredux

    I gotta say I pretty much agree with that analysis. The ethnic displacement that ‘just happened’ was not wanted by tens of millions of whites. Probably a majority of white people think that that the infestation of aliens was done to them. The invasion has drastically altered our politics. The displaced, the white working class whom the elite call deplorables is waking up to class and racial consciousness. Much like the professional-managerial class has realized it has class interests in the looting of America, whites are starting to realize that they too have a race, a class, and group interests.

    The elite have a problem. The deplorables are absolutely vital to the country. They keep the electricity flowing through the wires, the water going in and the sewage going out of every rich blue city. The ‘new Americans’ do not have abilities that are vital.

    The pro-man class decided that they could decouple their interests from the factory workers by moving manufacturing to Asia. They cannot decouple from the whites who manage the infrastructure because the immigrants’ talents do not lie in those areas. The Asians have mostly been imported for brainy work. They do not become plumbers, though some I’m sure are engineers designing water systems. The Hispanics are, on the whole, a mix between the runner up to the most third-world lime Europeans (the Greeks win that contest, if southern Italy were a country, they might tie them) and indigenous Neolithic corn-growing peasants who never figured out wheels. The Hispanics can’t keep the lights on. Blacks have been utter failures in the trades. Whether it is personality, IQ, or some other factor intrinsic to blacks, they will never be a responsible working class. The Hindu and muslim bunch of Indians have little technical ability. They don’t do manual labor, at least the castes that have been thrust upon us so far.

    The deplorables are vital to the economy, but probably could wage a guerilla war. Even a small fraction could do terrible damage and scare the shit out of Jews. If five million, at least the right five million, of the deplorables decided the government is illegitimate, then the country would be ungovernable. But the elites have not figured out how to decouple themselves from the deplorables.

    I am not quite sure why the elite are surprised that the white working class is developing class consciousness. Like if you’re a black in an all black village in village in Africa and everyone you have ever seen is black, you do not really think of yourself as black. You probably think of yourself as a member of your ethnicity or your village or your family,,, if a whole city from Japan plops it’s ass down next to your village, you will probably notice that you do look like or behave like these newcomers. You might realize that your village manioc farms compete with the new city for water. You will start to realize that everyone in your village has stuff in common with each other that you don’t share with the Japanese newcomers. You will start to see that you have racial and economic interests that coincide with other Africans and compete with the interests of the Japanese.

    That’s all that is happening. The racial catastrophe that hit America is starting to have an impact on whites. Many whites realize they have interests in common with each other that are not the interests of non-whites. This is terrifying for the elite and wanna-be elite.

    I wonder whether driving deplorables out of social media will have the effects that they want. The deplorables will move to new platforms. The media’s constant verbal war on whites will drive more people to the white-friendly platforms. They won’t be able to resist riling up their followers, which will make people constantly aware that there are communities where they are not hated for being white. Many whites will come to the dissident side of politics.

    My biggest worry about the WN crew is IQ. The great sorting took a lot of very smart people out of the working and lower classes. To hear peopke tell, the sorting today is much less efficient. It is easier to study for SAT, the MCAT does not sort people in the top 2%… rumor has it that colleges discriminate against conservative white teenagers. I really hope they do. The more intelligent people we have, the easier it will be to recover. Maybe the dissident/WN side can produce a better elite than the con men, looters, and grifters of the Republican Party,

    tl;dr the increase in diversity makes whites more conscious of their common interests and declining influence politically, as the left has broken democracy with immigration. The seemingly insane black view that the Capitol protest was rooted in whiteness is pretty accurate, and white racial consciousness is terrifying for blacks, the elite, and especially Jews. They see great danger, and it is there,

  82. Mr. Anon says:

    Retired general advocates purge of Trump supporters from the military:

    https://news.yahoo.com/retired-brigadier-general-says-trump-135225653.html

  83. Anonymous[162] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

  84. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous Jew

    If you want to stay anonymous, AJ, I would recommend not stating where you live, or giving out too many details about your situation, occupation, etc. Be careful.

    And, by the way, good comment. Well said.

  85. @Yancey Ward

    I disagree. The situation is complicated. Many law enforcement must be non-leftists, but are also disposed to do what their superiors tell them. I think it is telling that the guard who shot Ashli in the Capitol was black.

  86. @vhrm

    If you can get angry, it means you are still free. When you learn to suppress your instincts and emotions to keep your job or stay out of jail, then you know we have hit rock bottom.

    • Agree: Rob McX
  87. 60 injured officers, 1 dead police officer.

    Joe Biden’s immediate response , call the police racist and say they would have treated a BLM protest differently.

    I guess all those injured and dead police officers had what was coming to them – the racists.

    How many cops are going to take being called racist much longer?

    Even if they are killed in the line of duty, the President-Elect of the United States will call them racist.

  88. vinteuil says:
    @Polistra

    Yet another Pole Position Post from a TD sock puppet.

    If you click on my name and take even the most cursory look at my comment history, going all the way back to 2012, I think you’ll soon see that you are mistaken. Heck – if you’re really diligent, you can find identifying information on me [complete with picture!], as I was doxed by an extremely bad actor in the comments on one of RKU’s posts, and, last I checked, he never took it down.

    As for the issue at hand: at the moment, I can think of only two GOP senators for whom I feel anything but contempt: Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. And exactly two GOP-appointed justices of the supreme court: Clarence Thomas & Samuel Alito. The rest can go hang themselves for all I care.

    For many years, Peter Hitchens argued that it was the Tories, rather than Labour, who were the biggest obstacle to the formation of a genuine conservative resistance to the death of Britain. Can anyone still doubt that he was right? I have slowly, painfully, come around to the same conclusion about the role of the Republicans in the U.S.

    To which of the second through eighth circles of Hell should the likes of Schumer & Pelosi & the Biden’s & the Clinton’s be consigned? It would be amusing to speculate! But there can be no question where Romney & Sasse & the Bush’s & the McCain’s belong: the ninth circle, the circle of the betrayers, the circle of Judas Iscariot, embedded forever in the ice that burns like fire.

  89. @Anonymous Jew

    A leftist religious fervor has been growing for many decades and has now reached a critical mass in the West. It is totalitarian in nature. Nearly all in power are part of this movement and now wish to enforce their new order. The future will involve the elite further bending the dejure rules to enforce a defacto New America.

    All true. I would add this:

    Money wields political power. In my lifetime Money has gone from conservative to leftist in its cultural politics. Culture wars help Money divide and conquer the working middle class.

    Smart, determined minorities win in politics. It can be racial groups, sex groups, issue groups. The only smart single-minded minority on the right are gun owners, and they have done a reasonably good job of protecting their interests so far. The Left, meanwhile, has many majority-hating minority interests and they are smart and well-organized (see Money) and relentless.

    The religious fervor isn’t a spontaneous groundswell. Money and Minority Activists have manufactured this.

  90. vinteuil says:
    @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    1 cop murdered by protestors

    Is this true?

    Did a MAGA protestor intentionally kill a cop?

  91. @TontoBubbaGoldstein

    Tonto, lightfoot realized that her base is sick of the kids being home all day,every day and she wants a second term.

  92. @vinteuil

    At the time I wrote that, press reports were that this cop – Brian D. Sicknick – had been beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.

    I actually had my doubts, but kept quiet. My reasons:

    1. He supposedly walked back to his office, only being taken to the hospital later. There are injuries that could account for that, but it could also suggest that his death was caused later, by something else.
    2. He was in the New Jersey National Guard, “108th Security Force Squadron, 108th Wing”. Conspiracy theory lunatics will tell you that “aces and eights” is a numerological marker used by intelligence agencies when they’re planting a fake story in the press. That’s hardly dispositive, but since we ought to be extra-skeptical of the reporting on this event, for obvious reasons, it jumped out at me.

    Subsequently reports are more confused: I’ve read that he died somehow from the chemical agent in a fire extinguisher, that he had a stroke, and that his family was saying he died of some medical problem, rather than being killed by protestors.

    So to answer your question, I have no idea.

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