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An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times is extremely angry that Google’s artificial intelligence robots haven’t yet been fully converged with The Narrative:

Opinion: Fascists don’t need op-ed pages. They already have Facebook and Google

By BRIAN A. BOYLE
JUNE 9, 202011:01 AM

Last Wednesday, late into the afternoon, the New York Times published an op-ed essay in which Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called for the deployment of active-duty military forces into U.S. cities with the slippery, panicked and dangerous intention of “restoring order.”

At nearly the exact same time on the exact same day, Trumpist provocateur Candace Owens began a Facebook livestream of a nearly 20-minute-long tirade declaring George Floyd a “criminal” and a “horrible human being,” among other incendiary remarks attacking the Black Lives Matter movement writ large.

The Cotton op-ed was rightly met with widespread condemnation (including criticism inside the New York Times newsroom). It has since been amended with a lengthy editors’ note and led to the resignation of editorial page editor James Bennet. It sparked a continuing debate about the role and responsibility of a free press in a country teetering on the brink of authoritarianism.

Meanwhile, on Facebook, the Owens video has since been viewed 82 million times. No retractions. No fact check. Nothing.

In case it wasn’t clear yet, fascists don’t need a New York Times op-ed to advance their movement. They already have an incredibly potent and willing partner in the shadowy algorithms of Big Tech.

Even as swells of protesters have taken to the streets in cities and towns across the entire country, it’s important to remember that for every m

archer losing their protest virginity (and every lifetime activist yet again rallying for civil rights), there’s another two or three or five people digesting an inscrutable pile of disinformation and divisive junk online.

The internet is a second reality of our own design, symbiotically connected to and colliding with the lives we live when nominally offline, yet one whose impact is too often ignored. While establishment media devolves into an esoteric — necessary and righteous, but esoteric — debate about the continued relevance and importance of Gatekeeping, Owens, a known Hitler apologist, and countless other inflammatory conservative pundits like her, dominate the most important social media platforms unchecked.

Owens’ video became the top shared Facebook post of last week…

When typing “George Floyd” into the Google search bar, the predictive search tool quickly reveals a search for “George Floyd criminal past” as the next most likely search (with “George Floyd criminal history” not too far behind). This is the direct result of a high frequency of searches for these exact terms, as noted by Google’s explanation for how its predictive search operates:

“We look at the real searches that happen on Google and show common and trending ones relevant to the characters that are entered and also related to your location and previous searches.”

Google, however, also says search predictions can be removed if they violate the autocomplete policies, which include:

“Hateful predictions against groups and individuals on the basis of race, religion or several other demographics. Violent predictions. Dangerous and harmful activity in predictions.”

The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant— is the basis for commentators like Owens and others to paint his killing at the hands of the police as something other than tragic. Perhaps even something he deserved. It’s the same racist tactic used to discredit Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2015, and even Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”). By allowing their predictive search tool to promote “George Floyd criminal past,” Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.

Using the Google Trends tool — which visualizes searches for specific terms in relation to historic frequency of searches — we see that searches for “George Floyd criminal past” were virtually nonexistent before Owens’ viral screed, and have increased dramatically in the days since.

This may be tangible digital evidence that a counter-narrative to Black Lives Matter is beginning to grip the public.

Brian A. Boyle was a 2019 intern with the Editorial Pages of the Los Angeles Times.

The high price of cheap interns.

 
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  1. “The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true…”

    I think I see Brian Boyle’s White Privilege.

    Call out the Twitter lynch mob — time to deplatform Brian!

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @PhysicistDave

    Well he was also a current criminal. He was on the ground because he committed a crime and resisted arrest.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @PhysicistDave

    On the one hand, laughing at some intern's dumb ideas is shooting fish in a barrel. OTOH, unvarnished truth often comes "out-of-the-mouths-of-babes." Because Boyle hasn't fully developed his dissembling skills yet, he is unusually honest in explaining the tenets of the Woke Cult.

    1. Counter-Narrative Truth is "Racist" and "Irrelevant" and Must be Censored


    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant— is the basis for commentators like Owens and others to paint his killing at the hands of the police as something other than tragic. . . . By allowing their predictive search tool to promote “George Floyd criminal past,” Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.

    Using the Google Trends tool — which visualizes searches for specific terms in relation to historic frequency of searches — we see that searches for “George Floyd criminal past” were virtually nonexistent before Owens’ viral screed, and have increased dramatically in the days since. This may be tangible digital evidence that a counter-narrative to Black Lives Matter is beginning to grip the public.

     

    2. The Role of the "Free Press" is to Prevent Counter-Narrative Information from Reaching the Public.

    The Cotton op-ed was rightly met with widespread condemnation (including criticism inside the New York Times newsroom). It has since been amended with a lengthy editors’ note and led to the resignation of editorial page editor James Bennet. It sparked a continuing debate about the role and responsibility of a free press in a country teetering on the brink of authoritarianism.
     
    3. Allowing People to Access the Counter-Narrative Facts and Opinion that they Organically Seek on the Internet (Because the MSM won't report them) is "Fascism."

    At nearly the exact same time on the exact same day, Trumpist provocateur Candace Owens began a Facebook livestream of a nearly 20-minute-long tirade declaring George Floyd a “criminal” and a “horrible human being,” among other incendiary remarks attacking the Black Lives Matter movement writ large. . . . . In case it wasn’t clear yet, fascists don’t need a New York Times op-ed to advance their movement. They already have an incredibly potent and willing partner in the shadowy algorithms of Big Tech.

    . . . . When typing “George Floyd” into the Google search bar, the predictive search tool quickly reveals a search for “George Floyd criminal past” as the next most likely search (with “George Floyd criminal history” not too far behind). This is the direct result of a high frequency of searches for these exact terms
     

    Note: What could possibly be less "shadowy" than an algorithm based solely on the "frequency of searches for these exact terms."

    In summary: counter-narrative speech is "hate" and "fascism" regardless of whether it is true. And the role of the media (including Big Tech) is to suppress this "hate" and "fascism." If one remembers that all MSM content is written by a slightly more sophisticated version of Brian Boyle, one will finally understand the MSM.

  2. the role and responsibility of a free press

    Apparently that role is not to actually act like a free press. That would be irresponsible.

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
    @Lockean Proviso

    No, what we have is


    an inscrutable pile of disinformation and divisive junk online.
     
  3. The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    Why? Why is it completely irrelevant?

    Perhaps even something he deserved. It’s the same racist tactic used to discredit Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2015, and even Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”).

    Don’t charge cops with your head down like you are some kind of rhino.* And, well, Trayvon just caught a bad break…how was he supposed to know the guy he was attacking was packing a pistol?

    Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.

    Brian A Boyle hates the truth.

    *Although Darren Wilson should have backed off once he broke free of Brown’s first attack, and called for backup. You can’t expect to subdue someone who outweighs you by one hundred pounds by yourself. The cops handled George Floyd the right way by quadruple teaming him. I know Wilson was justified in shooting Brown, but I am sure he wishes now he had used discretion and not gotten out of his patrol car.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Precious


    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant
     

    former
     
    LOL
    , @Anon7
    @Precious

    "framing Floyd as a former criminal ... [is] completely irrelevant."

    You're right, it's not irrelevant. As far as I know, this incident started with a convenience store clerk reporting an attempt to purchase something with a counterfeit bill.

    When police arrived, they found George Floyd sitting in his SUV.

    Did they run his license plate? Did they determine his identity? If they did, they knew that he was a 6' 6" violent felon who did time for armed home invasion. That could make the difference between the police deciding that Floyd was trying to pass a counterfeit bill (a crime!) as opposed to unknowingly trying to spend a fake bill (not a crime!). This is why there were four cops, rather than two cops.

    When this goes to trial, this will be a key point. Because this is why the police asked Floyd to get out of his car. And so on.

    Replies: @Marty

    , @AnotherDad
    @Precious

    This most important bit is this:


    Using the Google Trends tool — which visualizes searches for specific terms in relation to historic frequency of searches — we see that searches for “George Floyd criminal past” were virtually nonexistent before Owens’ viral screed, and have increased dramatically in the days since.

    This may be tangible digital evidence that a counter-narrative to Black Lives Matter is beginning to grip the public.
     
    If people did not know George Floyd had a criminal past before Candace Owens, that is a huge tell that the press is not doing its job.

    Giving people the basic facts is what the press is supposed to be doing.

    Concocting a "narrative" that gets countered by a "counter narrative" once people have a more accurate information exposes what you are doing as not journalism but propaganda.
  4. “restoring order” = “slippery, panicked and dangerous”

    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    Speechless.

    • Agree: Yngvar, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Amerimutt Golems
    @Mr McKenna

    Speechless

    He is an idiot.

    , @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant
     
    He had committed he most recent felony ("uttering" counterfeit currency) not 10 minutes before the cops showed up.

    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.632

    He had also recently (presumably purchased) and used illegal drugs, another felony.

    So technically I guess he was a FORMER criminal since his most recent criminal act was in the past, albeit the very recent past. And he had not yet been convicted of those crimes and for the time being was presumed innocent. But by any common sense reading he was a "criminal" and not a "former criminal". "Former criminal" implies that he had (and this is the false narrative that the press has been trying to sell us) reformed and was now an upstanding citizen, perhaps even a future Supreme Court justice or at least a future truck driver, when in fact he was still the low life criminal he had been his entire adult life.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Hypnotoad666

  5. In latest news:

    A California college professor reportedly is being investigated for discrimination and under police protection after refusing a request to exempt black students from final exams in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

    The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) suspended Gordon Klein, an accounting professor in the Anderson School of Business…

    My daughter, who is at UCLA, alerted me to this before it hit the news: she had been thinking about taking his class this summer (I guess not, now).

    And, no, my daughter was not part of the lynch mob: she tried to talk to them but got so frightened that she backed away.

    (A more detailed story.)

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

  6. Meanwhile, from The Telegraph :

    Tate galleries could be renamed in review of London landmarks after Black Lives Matter protests

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain

    • Replies: @Charon
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain
     
    Someone should tell Mayor Khan that the name London itself derives from Roman Latin, and not only did the Romans fail to properly respect POCs, they even had slaves! Literally shaking here.

    Replies: @Justvisiting

    , @Change that Matters
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm will review the city's landmarks and consider which legacies should be celebrated before making recommendations.
     

    Replies: @Charlotte

    , @Amerimutt Golems
    @Jenner Ickham Errican



    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain

     

    Pakistanis like Khan don't even like blacks and their mixed race offspring.

    The late 'Darcus' Howe did a documentary on the unreported violence and prejudice between the divided ethnic minority groups in the UK (see first link below).

    Howe is the same black guy who famously riled the late (((Joan Rivers/ Molinsky))) on woke BBC Radio by trying to label her with the r-word.

    Who You Callin' a N*gger?
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423532/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-Ap4LQB-4

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    , @Escher
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    If he can get the Khan academy guy to sponsor it....

  7. The MSM lackey stomps his little feet, crying out that there’s still some semblance of free speech somewhere. People are still permitted to discover actual facts, despite all our efforts!

    Relax, kiddo. We all know it won’t last. Right?

  8. I’m with Brian A. Boyle on this.

    Muting Loud blacks (MLB) should be a thing.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Change that Matters

    My gaydar just tripped off with that photo.

  9. Turns out that some blood types are more susceptible to covid than others. As usual, African Americans are disproportionately affected. Through no fault of their own, black people are also targeted by diabetes, prostate cancer, and sickle cell anemia. And black people don’t give blood anywhere near as much as white people do. Why? White racism, of course.

    http://www.bloodbook.com/african.html

    [MORE]

    We won’t mention the fact that the #1 demand for blood among black people in America’s ERs is blood loss from gunshot wounds. But if we did mention that, we’d point out that white racism is the cause there too.

    So give generously. The life you save may be a criminal’s.

    Those who need a Blood transfusion require an exact match of certain Blood traits of the Blood donor with their own. Statistically, because these traits are inherited, a patient’s most likely match is another family member. Unfortunately, over 70% of African American Blacks can not find a Blood type match within their own families.

    Because they all have different fathers, and no one knows who the fathers might be.

    It is possible for an African American Black patient to match Blood types with a donor from any racial or ethnic group. However, the most likely transfusion reaction free Blood type match, and the least likely to be available, is an African American Black person. In every country in the world and with every individual in the world, the most compatible Blood transfusion is most likely to come from someone of the same ethnic, racial and genetic background as the patient.

    Okay, sorry everyone, that site is obviously racist and needs to be shut down. My apologies.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Charon

    He tested positive for covid in the autopsy. Crazed roving packs of coronad poc, criminals and foreigners is some kind of fusion that distills matters.

    , @Malcolm X-Lax
    @Charon

    One major reason why blacks don't donate blood (or other organs) as often as white people is because black people are afraid their organs will got to white people and not black people.

    , @David In TN
    @Charon

    I read somewhere many years ago that (married) black couples almost never adopt. This was said to be relevant due to so many black babies eligible for adoption. Also Black Leaders had whined about white people adopting black babies.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  10. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Meanwhile, from The Telegraph :

    Tate galleries could be renamed in review of London landmarks after Black Lives Matter protests

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital's statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain
     
    https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1270373092381143042

    Replies: @Charon, @Change that Matters, @Amerimutt Golems, @Escher

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain

    Someone should tell Mayor Khan that the name London itself derives from Roman Latin, and not only did the Romans fail to properly respect POCs, they even had slaves! Literally shaking here.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    @Charon

    Homo sapiens made slaves of the Neanderthals--we are all evil!

  11. @PhysicistDave
    In latest news:

    A California college professor reportedly is being investigated for discrimination and under police protection after refusing a request to exempt black students from final exams in the wake of George Floyd's death.

    The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) suspended Gordon Klein, an accounting professor in the Anderson School of Business...
     
    My daughter, who is at UCLA, alerted me to this before it hit the news: she had been thinking about taking his class this summer (I guess not, now).

    And, no, my daughter was not part of the lynch mob: she tried to talk to them but got so frightened that she backed away.

    (A more detailed story.)

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:

    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as ‘non-black allies’ of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a ‘no-harm’ final exam that could only benefit students’ grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent ‘traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter’.

    They continued: ‘We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.’

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was ‘not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major’.

    So it wasn’t even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white ‘allies’ who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can’t handle a ‘real’ final exam.

    It’s hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    • Agree: Change that Matters
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    When you are so oppressed that you are forced to go to university, then silence is no longer an option. that's for sure.

    , @Pericles
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Ole professor still thinks he gets to decide. The proper response would have been to immediately hand the demand over to the diversity office. Let them hand out the passing grades.

    , @black sea
    @The Last Real Calvinist


    ‘not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major’.
     
    I would assume that "an ask" is like a request, i.e. something you can agree to or not, as you see fit. But in this case I guess they made him an ask he couldn't refuse.
    , @bomag
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    In a somewhat sane world their transcript would report that:

    Student was so traumatized by life in 'merica that final exam was cancelled and student passed out of class as a way to correct historical injustices. Same issues can be expected on the job. FEELZ!!!

    , @Dr. DoomNGloom
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Like #ShutDownSTEM , this reminds me of a younger brother deciding to give up broccoli for Lent. It seemed a brilliant idea.

    , @DCThrowback
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    "It was instead white ‘allies’"

    - FTR, the leader of the "movement"/lynch mob was a man of Indian (dot) descent.

    , @Escher
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The colored students are like chilluns. They need the steadying hand of their white classmates to guide them through this dark (is that exist?) period in their life.
    They will also need the steadying hand of their white colleagues to guide them through their working life.

  12. Brian A. Boyle was a 2019 intern with the Editorial Pages of the Los Angeles Times.

    Where Brian should have f-cking stayed. My english is not as good as it should be but even so, I know that writing “Black Lives Matter movement writ large” makes no sense.

    What Brian actually wants to say is that the algorithms are not pure enough in spite of all the efforts.

    Apple & Google ‘woke-ify’ virtual assistants to educate users on Black Lives Matter

    When Gardner then asked “Do all lives matter?” the Google Home responded: “Saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ doesn’t mean that all lives don’t. It means black lives are at risk in ways others are not.”

    Business Insider (“Apple and Google have trained their virtual assistants to rebut ‘All lives matter’”) reports that Apple’s Siri gave a similar response.

    However, as seen in [this video], when asked “Do white lives matter?” Siri becomes confused and is unable to give a response.

    Meanwhile it’s “Mao, Mao, Mao” to a degree that meme cats are probably starting to feel disrespected:

    Hundreds of protesters have filled a city hall in Seattle, Washington as a local left-wing politician threatened to impeach the mayor amid the raging George Floyd protests.

    Led by socialist councilwoman Kshama Sawant, the protesters first entered the lobby and then made their way onto the stairs.

    They held Black Lives Matter signs and called for the removal of Democratic Party Mayor Jenny Durkan, chanting “You’re about to lose your job!”

    Does anyone know what purity test Jenny has not been successfully passed? Will she be thrown in a lake in bondage gear, possibly even today, to see whether she floats?

    And to be clear on what “journalism” at “The Atlantic” is about:

    Not about facts & truth? The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill accused of duplicitous activism after defining journalism as ‘agitation’

    Popular sports commentator Jemele Hill has been challenged on social media after claiming that journalists should aim to serve as disrupters of society – a radical belief which she doesn’t seem to practice herself.

    Hill, who writes for the Atlantic, appeared on CNN to give her thoughts about a group of reporters who called in sick as a form of protest after their newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, published a column expressing concern that ongoing protests could damage historical buildings in the city.

    According to the former ESPN host, the group of journalists had every right to take a stand against the opinion piece.

    “Journalism is not a profession of being friends. Journalism is a profession of agitation,” Hill told the network, adding that people who work in newsrooms should “hold everybody accountable, even the people who sign our checks.”

    But then one would work for Consortiumnews, not for the sports pages of the Atlantic

  13. Dear Skynet,

    Please blow up the world. Now. Just launch all of the nukes and put us out of our misery. With any luck, the cockroaches will survive, evolve opposable thumbs, develop into super-intelligent beings, invent fusion-powered warp drive and conquer the galaxy.

    Sincerely,

    Stan Adams

    • LOL: The Alarmist
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Stan Adams

    Mr. Adams: you make it all sound so appealing. But I want to stick around for just a few more months, because I enjoy watching things blow up. I'm just male like that, I guess.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    , @Drapetomaniac
    @Stan Adams

    I've already suggested that Skynet should run for President on the End of Times Party ticket.

    Campaign slogan: If it's all right to kill some people, why not kill them all?

  14. (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”)

    A hoodie in central Florida is automatically suspicious.

    It also absolves Mr Zimmerman of racial profiling, as you can’t see the person’s skin. Unless there are telltale clues in the bone structure– and we can’t admit that, can we?

    • Replies: @Jon
    @Reg Cæsar


    the hoodie made him look “suspicious”
     
    and the repeated pounding of Zimmerman's head into the pavement made him look "dangerous"
  15. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    It sparked a continuing debate about the role and responsibility of a free press in a country teetering on the brink of authoritarianism.

    What? Did I miss something?

    • Replies: @Brobert
    @Anonymous

    This sentiment is all over the place in liberal media, in other words all the media. Apparently America is under "incipient fascism" or "rising authoritarianism", it doesn't matter Trump has often been reduced to whining on Twitter that members of his own administration don't follow his policies, he's about to go Mussolini on us any time now. We're also getting the 2016 rerun claim that Trump will reject the result of his inevitable electoral defeat and call for civil war/stay in office. Who tried to invalidate that election again?

    If they actually cared about democracy they might be concerned at the massive unelected judicial and intelligence apparatus that spent the last 4 years undermining the president and sometimes openly trying to drive him out of office, but they actually cheered all those antidemocratic acts.

    Replies: @El Dato

  16. A fascist is anyone who isn’t a communist.

    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Jake
    @Goatweed

    That, indeed, is the Marxist definition, with this addition: A fascist is anyone who is not a Communist or a valuable fellow traveler with Marxism. Fascists are to be hounded as violently as necessary in order to silence them.

    Replies: @Lurker

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Goatweed

    "A fascist is anyone who isn’t a communist."

    Which is why the entire media and most major corporations are on the "communist" side?

    A communist society would be a lot more based. Hell, China is starting to seem like a better society. The rulers may be corrupt and authoritarian, but they also have the welfare of their people somewhere in their consciousness.

  17. @Lockean Proviso

    the role and responsibility of a free press
     
    Apparently that role is not to actually act like a free press. That would be irresponsible.

    Replies: @Simon Tugmutton

    No, what we have is

    an inscrutable pile of disinformation and divisive junk online.

  18. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Meanwhile, from The Telegraph :

    Tate galleries could be renamed in review of London landmarks after Black Lives Matter protests

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital's statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain
     
    https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1270373092381143042

    Replies: @Charon, @Change that Matters, @Amerimutt Golems, @Escher

    The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm will review the city’s landmarks and consider which legacies should be celebrated before making recommendations.

    • Replies: @Charlotte
    @Change that Matters

    It’s so Orwellian it’s not even funny anymore.

  19. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    When you are so oppressed that you are forced to go to university, then silence is no longer an option. that’s for sure.

  20. “How dare anyone we disagree with have a venue to speak that is not fully controlled by our gatekeepers!”

  21. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    Ole professor still thinks he gets to decide. The proper response would have been to immediately hand the demand over to the diversity office. Let them hand out the passing grades.

    • Agree: Charon
  22. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    ‘not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major’.

    I would assume that “an ask” is like a request, i.e. something you can agree to or not, as you see fit. But in this case I guess they made him an ask he couldn’t refuse.

    • LOL: Charon
  23. Meanwhile, on Facebook, the Owens video has since been viewed 82 million times. No retractions. No fact check. Nothing.

    Meanwhile, well, a few minutes later, on iSteve, the Boyle Editorial has been read once and laughed at 82 hundred times. No Bryan A. Boyle letter scramble. No limericks. No Tiny Duck comment. Yet.

    … , it’s important to remember that for every marcher losing their [sic] protest virginity (and every lifetime activist yet again rallying for civil rights), there’s another two or three or five people digesting an inscrutable pile of disinformation and divisive junk online.

    I stand by my fellow deplorable digesters of disinformation. The ratio is not 2, 3, or 5, though, but probably 10, 25, maybe 50. I! AM! CANDACE! …

    WITH! LIGHTER! SKIN!

  24. The two black Professors Glenn Loury and John McWhorter agree that if there is a racial component to George Floyds’ death, it might be something like 5% (at 10: 50secs).

    John McWhorter just announced the title of the book he started writing: Anti-Racism – The New Religion.

    • Replies: @Gabe Ruth
    @Dieter Kief

    The man has some brass ones, keep him in your prayers.

  25. The final comment, written by Steve Sailer, is “The high price of cheap interns.”
    Am I the only one who is mystified by this remark? It seems to refer to the writer of the commentary, one Brian A. Boyle, who “was a 2019 intern with the Editorial Pages of the Los Angeles Times.” Apparently, Boyle was not paid much, but has been costly for the LA Times. In what way?. Please flesh out this comment.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Niels Bohr prefers barmaids to children when it comes to explaining things - so: The price papers pay for their low paid interns is the low quality of their work. People who give no or small tips are less interesting, charming, desirable, and - informative than not that stingy customers - - . - - See?

    Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

  26. @Stan Adams
    Dear Skynet,

    Please blow up the world. Now. Just launch all of the nukes and put us out of our misery. With any luck, the cockroaches will survive, evolve opposable thumbs, develop into super-intelligent beings, invent fusion-powered warp drive and conquer the galaxy.

    Sincerely,

    Stan Adams

    Replies: @Charon, @Drapetomaniac

    Mr. Adams: you make it all sound so appealing. But I want to stick around for just a few more months, because I enjoy watching things blow up. I’m just male like that, I guess.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Charon

    What, are you a white heteronormative male?

    Replies: @Charon

  27. Candace Owens could get ‘accidentally ‘ killed by some Numinous Negro whose rage burns white hot because of her Aunt Thomasinaism that harms black bodies. I urge her to take every precaution.

    By the way, when are we going to see the issuance of The Black Talmud, in which sacred compendium it is made clear that it is a worse sin, much worse, for a white to accidentally harm a Numinous Negro than it is for a Numinous Negro to murder a white, because the Numinous Negro is The Chosen Race that not merely represents and symbolizes, but IS, God on earth. It is, therefore, an assault on God to do any harm to the Numinous Negro, even accidental harm to rapists and murderers in sacred Black Bodies.

  28. @Goatweed
    A fascist is anyone who isn’t a communist.

    Replies: @Jake, @YetAnotherAnon

    That, indeed, is the Marxist definition, with this addition: A fascist is anyone who is not a Communist or a valuable fellow traveler with Marxism. Fascists are to be hounded as violently as necessary in order to silence them.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Jake

    Unless you're a conservative. In which case the depredations of Current Year woke communists are described as 'fascist' in nature. This handily aligns conservatives with communist framing of the narrative. What luck!

  29. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    The final comment, written by Steve Sailer, is "The high price of cheap interns."
    Am I the only one who is mystified by this remark? It seems to refer to the writer of the commentary, one Brian A. Boyle, who "was a 2019 intern with the Editorial Pages of the Los Angeles Times." Apparently, Boyle was not paid much, but has been costly for the LA Times. In what way?. Please flesh out this comment.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxacATCHrpo

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    Niels Bohr prefers barmaids to children when it comes to explaining things – so: The price papers pay for their low paid interns is the low quality of their work. People who give no or small tips are less interesting, charming, desirable, and – informative than not that stingy customers – – . – – See?

    • Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    @Dieter Kief

    Hi Kief (hope you diet is going well), Ah, so "The high price of cheap interns" is just a clever way of denigrating the writing/thinking of this former LA Times Editorial Pages intern. Thanks.

  30. Ed says:

    I shared on Facebook, the CNBC article that reported on the WHO saying asymptomatic people rarely spread the disease. Facebook added a fact check disclaimer.

    Candace Owens video is an opinion video. I didn’t hear any incorrect data being used. She cities the now widely known figure of 9 unarmed black deaths in 2019 from cops. Most of her video is just her opinion about how blacks glorify criminals, how Floyd was a criminal and drug abuser and that she wanted no part in the glorification. Candace Owens also got banned from GoFundme for “ falsehoods against the black community”.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Ed

    I'm sure you know that in the Holy Year of Biden Ascent to the Blue Presidency, Bad Opinions are at least as bad as Bad Facts.

    Orwell missed that one. "Factchecking" - Verifying conformance to approved party opinions. Should be done at least on a daily basis as approved opinions may change suddenly and without memo.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  31. So, we should not look forward to our future RoboCops?

  32. How to recognize a fascist: what he says may be true, but it goes against the narrative. Also, he produces “screeds”.

  33. “The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant . . .”

    LOL. How convenient! And framing? He was at the time of his demise, in fact, a current criminal!

  34. Rioters, thieves, and arsonists don’t need op-ed pages. They already have Facebook and Google.

  35. @Mr McKenna

    “restoring order” = "slippery, panicked and dangerous"

     


    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant
     
    Speechless.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems, @Jack D

    Speechless

    He is an idiot.

  36. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Meanwhile, from The Telegraph :

    Tate galleries could be renamed in review of London landmarks after Black Lives Matter protests

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital's statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain
     
    https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1270373092381143042

    Replies: @Charon, @Change that Matters, @Amerimutt Golems, @Escher

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain

    Pakistanis like Khan don’t even like blacks and their mixed race offspring.

    The late ‘Darcus’ Howe did a documentary on the unreported violence and prejudice between the divided ethnic minority groups in the UK (see first link below).

    Howe is the same black guy who famously riled the late (((Joan Rivers/ Molinsky))) on woke BBC Radio by trying to label her with the r-word.

    Who You Callin’ a N*gger?
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423532/

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Amerimutt Golems

    Joan Rivers is marvellous; she really knows how to fight verbally - with spoken words - and in the end she laughs - quite dirty laughter (quite a few good drinks resonate in it - WoW! - A gem! Thanks for posting that!)

  37. @Goatweed
    A fascist is anyone who isn’t a communist.

    Replies: @Jake, @YetAnotherAnon

    “A fascist is anyone who isn’t a communist.”

    Which is why the entire media and most major corporations are on the “communist” side?

    A communist society would be a lot more based. Hell, China is starting to seem like a better society. The rulers may be corrupt and authoritarian, but they also have the welfare of their people somewhere in their consciousness.

  38. @PhysicistDave
    "The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true..."

    I think I see Brian Boyle's White Privilege.

    Call out the Twitter lynch mob -- time to deplatform Brian!

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hypnotoad666

    Well he was also a current criminal. He was on the ground because he committed a crime and resisted arrest.

  39. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    In a somewhat sane world their transcript would report that:

    Student was so traumatized by life in ‘merica that final exam was cancelled and student passed out of class as a way to correct historical injustices. Same issues can be expected on the job. FEELZ!!!

  40. @Precious
    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    Why? Why is it completely irrelevant?

    Perhaps even something he deserved. It’s the same racist tactic used to discredit Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2015, and even Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”).

    Don't charge cops with your head down like you are some kind of rhino.* And, well, Trayvon just caught a bad break...how was he supposed to know the guy he was attacking was packing a pistol?

    Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.


    Brian A Boyle hates the truth.

    *Although Darren Wilson should have backed off once he broke free of Brown's first attack, and called for backup. You can't expect to subdue someone who outweighs you by one hundred pounds by yourself. The cops handled George Floyd the right way by quadruple teaming him. I know Wilson was justified in shooting Brown, but I am sure he wishes now he had used discretion and not gotten out of his patrol car.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Anon7, @AnotherDad

    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    former

    LOL

  41. If its a matter of changing London’s landmarks to match current diversity, couldn’t we have a vote on the option of changing the current diversity?

    But of course no referendum on any subject will ever be allowed again.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Gordo

    David Cole piece in Taki's:

    https://twitter.com/Steve_Sailer/status/1270589064610115585

  42. @Reg Cæsar

    (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”)
     
    A hoodie in central Florida is automatically suspicious.

    It also absolves Mr Zimmerman of racial profiling, as you can't see the person's skin. Unless there are telltale clues in the bone structure-- and we can't admit that, can we?

    Replies: @Jon

    the hoodie made him look “suspicious”

    and the repeated pounding of Zimmerman’s head into the pavement made him look “dangerous”

  43. In case it wasn’t clear yet, fascists don’t need a New York Times op-ed to advance their movement. They already have an incredibly potent and willing partner in the shadowy algorithms of Big Tech.

    Then why on Facebook do I only see posts from people who have Che Guevara as their profile pic posting stuff about white privilege?

  44. @Dieter Kief
    The two black Professors Glenn Loury and John McWhorter agree that if there is a racial component to George Floyds' death, it might be something like 5% (at 10: 50secs).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RMEiclpA7E

    John McWhorter just announced the title of the book he started writing: Anti-Racism - The New Religion.

    Replies: @Gabe Ruth

    The man has some brass ones, keep him in your prayers.

  45. @Charon
    @Stan Adams

    Mr. Adams: you make it all sound so appealing. But I want to stick around for just a few more months, because I enjoy watching things blow up. I'm just male like that, I guess.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    What, are you a white heteronormative male?

    • Replies: @Charon
    @The Alarmist

    Well, I'd like to answer affirmatively, but I'm leery of disturbing Alden & Co.

    Here's a a story that should warm their cockles:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-jose-rubber-bullets-racial-bias-trainer-black-activist-defund-police

    Replies: @Alden

  46. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    Like #ShutDownSTEM , this reminds me of a younger brother deciding to give up broccoli for Lent. It seemed a brilliant idea.

  47. > The high price of cheap interns.

    The birth of another catchy and informative aphorism.

    As far as Intern Boyle’s scrivening, my favorite paragraph:

    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant— is the basis for commentators like Owens and others to paint his killing at the hands of the police as something other than tragic. Perhaps even something he deserved. It’s the same racist tactic used to discredit Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2015, and even Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”). By allowing their predictive search tool to promote “George Floyd criminal past,” Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.

    * Candace Owens did not paint Floyd’s killing at the hands of the police as something other than tragic. Nor as something he deserved.
    * Michael Brown died in Ferguson in 2015 because he attacked a cop and tried to grab his gun.
    * Trayvon Martin died in 2012 because he attacked a Neighborhood Watch guy.
    * The predictive search tool does not promote “George Floyd criminal past.”
    * “Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy” – waddya know, Intern Brian hit this nail. Based on James Damore’s experience, Google may indeed be violating its own hateful narrative-compliant policy.

    As somebody once quipped, “Every word xhe writes is a lie, including ‘and’ and ‘the.’”

    Boyle unwittingly plays with fire by mentioning George Floyd’s extensive criminal history. Better writers are being defenestrated for less.

  48. @Precious
    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    Why? Why is it completely irrelevant?

    Perhaps even something he deserved. It’s the same racist tactic used to discredit Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2015, and even Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”).

    Don't charge cops with your head down like you are some kind of rhino.* And, well, Trayvon just caught a bad break...how was he supposed to know the guy he was attacking was packing a pistol?

    Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.


    Brian A Boyle hates the truth.

    *Although Darren Wilson should have backed off once he broke free of Brown's first attack, and called for backup. You can't expect to subdue someone who outweighs you by one hundred pounds by yourself. The cops handled George Floyd the right way by quadruple teaming him. I know Wilson was justified in shooting Brown, but I am sure he wishes now he had used discretion and not gotten out of his patrol car.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Anon7, @AnotherDad

    framing Floyd as a former criminal … [is] completely irrelevant.

    You’re right, it’s not irrelevant. As far as I know, this incident started with a convenience store clerk reporting an attempt to purchase something with a counterfeit bill.

    When police arrived, they found George Floyd sitting in his SUV.

    Did they run his license plate? Did they determine his identity? If they did, they knew that he was a 6′ 6″ violent felon who did time for armed home invasion. That could make the difference between the police deciding that Floyd was trying to pass a counterfeit bill (a crime!) as opposed to unknowingly trying to spend a fake bill (not a crime!). This is why there were four cops, rather than two cops.

    When this goes to trial, this will be a key point. Because this is why the police asked Floyd to get out of his car. And so on.

    • Replies: @Marty
    @Anon7

    This is why there were four cops, rather than two cops.

    No, it’ not. About 5 years ago, a guy called the cops complaining that I’d sent him a letter. Four SF cops showed up to grill me about “harassment.” (There was no letter, but interesting definition.) As Alden pointed out here a few days ago, it’s just what they do these days.

    Replies: @Anon7

  49. @Ed
    I shared on Facebook, the CNBC article that reported on the WHO saying asymptomatic people rarely spread the disease. Facebook added a fact check disclaimer.

    Candace Owens video is an opinion video. I didn’t hear any incorrect data being used. She cities the now widely known figure of 9 unarmed black deaths in 2019 from cops. Most of her video is just her opinion about how blacks glorify criminals, how Floyd was a criminal and drug abuser and that she wanted no part in the glorification. Candace Owens also got banned from GoFundme for “ falsehoods against the black community”.

    Replies: @El Dato

    I’m sure you know that in the Holy Year of Biden Ascent to the Blue Presidency, Bad Opinions are at least as bad as Bad Facts.

    Orwell missed that one. “Factchecking” – Verifying conformance to approved party opinions. Should be done at least on a daily basis as approved opinions may change suddenly and without memo.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @El Dato


    Orwell missed that one. “Factchecking” – Verifying conformance to approved party opinions. Should be done at least on a daily basis as approved opinions may change suddenly and without memo.
     
    Indeed, he did. Although current use of the term "Factcheck" is basically a form of retroactive Crimestop:

    The first and simplest stage in the discipline, which can be taught even to young children, is called, in Newspeak, CRIMESTOP. CRIMESTOP means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. CRIMESTOP, in short, means protective stupidity... orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one's own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body. http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=565#:~:text=Crimestop,goals%20set%20by%20the%20state.
     
    Thus, when someone fails to "stop short" and allows a heretical thought to escape, "protective stupidity" must be retroactively applied via "Factcheck."

    In this regard it should be noted that "to check" can mean either "to compare with a source, original, or authority," or "to slow or bring to a stop." https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/check

    Current Year "Factchecking" is based on the second definition -- i.e., stopping the progress of facts inconvenient to the Narrative.
  50. > If There Is Hope, It Must Lie in the Bots

    Good one!

    As the Valley slogan puts it: ‘Bots and animals are free.’

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proles_(Nineteen_Eighty-Four)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay_(bot)

  51. No less a literally-who than Julian Lennon pointed out that the whole point of a good newspaper in a free press was to publish a range of ideas, including those not agreed with, and that if the NYT could not do this (or its readers not understand this) then they were done as Paper of Record.
    You’ve got to know your chicken. Thank you Alderman, next question.

  52. @Charon
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain
     
    Someone should tell Mayor Khan that the name London itself derives from Roman Latin, and not only did the Romans fail to properly respect POCs, they even had slaves! Literally shaking here.

    Replies: @Justvisiting

    Homo sapiens made slaves of the Neanderthals–we are all evil!

  53. @Mr McKenna

    “restoring order” = "slippery, panicked and dangerous"

     


    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant
     
    Speechless.

    Replies: @Amerimutt Golems, @Jack D

    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    He had committed he most recent felony (“uttering” counterfeit currency) not 10 minutes before the cops showed up.

    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.632

    He had also recently (presumably purchased) and used illegal drugs, another felony.

    So technically I guess he was a FORMER criminal since his most recent criminal act was in the past, albeit the very recent past. And he had not yet been convicted of those crimes and for the time being was presumed innocent. But by any common sense reading he was a “criminal” and not a “former criminal”. “Former criminal” implies that he had (and this is the false narrative that the press has been trying to sell us) reformed and was now an upstanding citizen, perhaps even a future Supreme Court justice or at least a future truck driver, when in fact he was still the low life criminal he had been his entire adult life.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @Jack D

    In the world of addiction, no one is ever a former addict. As I understand it, those abuse-free are considered "recovering addicts." And if they are a participant in the addiction meeting (AA, NA) community, they are often awarded a token for milestones free of substance abuse: 1 year, 2 years, etc.

    In this argot, George Floyd was a "recovering criminal." Though, no milestone tokens for the 10 minutes free of crime.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Jack D


    He had committed he most recent felony (“uttering” counterfeit currency) not 10 minutes before the cops showed up.
     
    Yes, but during that ten minutes he was "turning his life around."

    And don't forget he was "mostly law-abiding," in the same way that the protests/riots were "mostly peaceful." That is, he probably spent less than 50% of his average day committing crimes.
  54. @Change that Matters
    @Jenner Ickham Errican


    The Commission for Diversity in the Public Realm will review the city's landmarks and consider which legacies should be celebrated before making recommendations.
     

    Replies: @Charlotte

    It’s so Orwellian it’s not even funny anymore.

    • Agree: Forbes
  55. @Anonymous
    It sparked a continuing debate about the role and responsibility of a free press in a country teetering on the brink of authoritarianism.

    What? Did I miss something?

    Replies: @Brobert

    This sentiment is all over the place in liberal media, in other words all the media. Apparently America is under “incipient fascism” or “rising authoritarianism”, it doesn’t matter Trump has often been reduced to whining on Twitter that members of his own administration don’t follow his policies, he’s about to go Mussolini on us any time now. We’re also getting the 2016 rerun claim that Trump will reject the result of his inevitable electoral defeat and call for civil war/stay in office. Who tried to invalidate that election again?

    If they actually cared about democracy they might be concerned at the massive unelected judicial and intelligence apparatus that spent the last 4 years undermining the president and sometimes openly trying to drive him out of office, but they actually cheered all those antidemocratic acts.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Brobert

    https://twitter.com/FranklinFoer/status/1269243214323683329

    Replies: @CJ

  56. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    “It was instead white ‘allies’”

    – FTR, the leader of the “movement”/lynch mob was a man of Indian (dot) descent.

  57. @Change that Matters
    I'm with Brian A. Boyle on this.

    Muting Loud blacks (MLB) should be a thing.

    Replies: @Forbes

    My gaydar just tripped off with that photo.

  58. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant
     
    He had committed he most recent felony ("uttering" counterfeit currency) not 10 minutes before the cops showed up.

    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.632

    He had also recently (presumably purchased) and used illegal drugs, another felony.

    So technically I guess he was a FORMER criminal since his most recent criminal act was in the past, albeit the very recent past. And he had not yet been convicted of those crimes and for the time being was presumed innocent. But by any common sense reading he was a "criminal" and not a "former criminal". "Former criminal" implies that he had (and this is the false narrative that the press has been trying to sell us) reformed and was now an upstanding citizen, perhaps even a future Supreme Court justice or at least a future truck driver, when in fact he was still the low life criminal he had been his entire adult life.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Hypnotoad666

    In the world of addiction, no one is ever a former addict. As I understand it, those abuse-free are considered “recovering addicts.” And if they are a participant in the addiction meeting (AA, NA) community, they are often awarded a token for milestones free of substance abuse: 1 year, 2 years, etc.

    In this argot, George Floyd was a “recovering criminal.” Though, no milestone tokens for the 10 minutes free of crime.

  59. @Anon7
    @Precious

    "framing Floyd as a former criminal ... [is] completely irrelevant."

    You're right, it's not irrelevant. As far as I know, this incident started with a convenience store clerk reporting an attempt to purchase something with a counterfeit bill.

    When police arrived, they found George Floyd sitting in his SUV.

    Did they run his license plate? Did they determine his identity? If they did, they knew that he was a 6' 6" violent felon who did time for armed home invasion. That could make the difference between the police deciding that Floyd was trying to pass a counterfeit bill (a crime!) as opposed to unknowingly trying to spend a fake bill (not a crime!). This is why there were four cops, rather than two cops.

    When this goes to trial, this will be a key point. Because this is why the police asked Floyd to get out of his car. And so on.

    Replies: @Marty

    This is why there were four cops, rather than two cops.

    No, it’ not. About 5 years ago, a guy called the cops complaining that I’d sent him a letter. Four SF cops showed up to grill me about “harassment.” (There was no letter, but interesting definition.) As Alden pointed out here a few days ago, it’s just what they do these days.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Marty

    Even in midwestern Minneapolis? I don't know what their standard is, but in recent years their response time to 911 calls had worsened considerably. The chief of police has stated that in 2019 "There were 6,776 priority one calls that were made that we didn’t have an officer immediately able to respond." That's just one officer to respond, let alone four.

    Anyway, all this is moot, since Minneapolis is disbanding their police force. The new normal will be zero officers responding, not one or two or four.

  60. @The Last Real Calvinist
    @PhysicistDave

    The following extract from that DM story is telling:


    The story began when a group of students, who described themselves as 'non-black allies' of their black peers, wrote to Klein asking for him to effectively cancel the final exams for black students.

    They requested a 'no-harm' final exam that could only benefit students' grades, and for shortened exams and extended deadlines for final assignments and projects.

    The students wrote that, in light of recent 'traumas, we have been placed in a position where we much choose between actively supporting our black classmates or focusing on finishing up our spring quarter'.

    They continued: 'We believe that remaining neutral in times of injustice brings power to the oppressor and therefore staying silent is not an option.'

    They wrote, according to Inside Higher Education, that theirs was 'not a joint effort to get finals canceled for non-black students, but rather an ask that you exercise compassion and leniency with black students in our major'.
     

    So it wasn't even the black students themselves asking for leniency. It was instead white 'allies' who swooped in to demand that their poor oppressed black classmates be treated as second-class students who can't handle a 'real' final exam.

    It's hard to imagine a clearer example of Substitute Savior Syndrome.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Pericles, @black sea, @bomag, @Dr. DoomNGloom, @DCThrowback, @Escher

    The colored students are like chilluns. They need the steadying hand of their white classmates to guide them through this dark (is that exist?) period in their life.
    They will also need the steadying hand of their white colleagues to guide them through their working life.

  61. Which people are searching Google about Floyd”s “criminal past”? Those who have already read what Owens has written about that? Or rather those who haven’t found anything informative in the mainstream media?

  62. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Meanwhile, from The Telegraph :

    Tate galleries could be renamed in review of London landmarks after Black Lives Matter protests

    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital's statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain
     
    https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1270373092381143042

    Replies: @Charon, @Change that Matters, @Amerimutt Golems, @Escher

    If he can get the Khan academy guy to sponsor it….

  63. The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant—

    This is why activist leftists are principle transients; they migrate to or away from principles on an as-needed basis for self-serving purposes.

    -George Floyd’s criminal convictions are irrelevant.
    -Emmett Till’s father’s conviction for rape and murder are irrelevant.
    -Donald Trump’s father’s suspicion of witnessing a lynching are completely and totally relevant.

    Fascists don’t need op-ed pages. They already have Facebook and Google…

    This may be tangible digital evidence that a counter-narrative to Black Lives Matter is beginning to grip the public.

    Historians of the twentieth century sometimes had difficulty in distinguishing which authoritarian regimes were fascist and which ones weren’t, but finally, an intern at the LA Times has found the formula and broken the code: fascism is a counter-narrative to black lives matter. And if words can be weapons, counter-narratives must be something on the order of Death Stars.

  64. @Gordo
    If its a matter of changing London's landmarks to match current diversity, couldn't we have a vote on the option of changing the current diversity?

    But of course no referendum on any subject will ever be allowed again.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    David Cole piece in Taki’s:

    • Thanks: Gordo
  65. Let’s all start typing George Floyd criminal history beat pregnant black womanizer miscarriage George Floyd died of fentanyl

  66. @The Alarmist
    @Charon

    What, are you a white heteronormative male?

    Replies: @Charon

    Well, I’d like to answer affirmatively, but I’m leery of disturbing Alden & Co.

    Here’s a a story that should warm their cockles:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-jose-rubber-bullets-racial-bias-trainer-black-activist-defund-police

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Charon

    I love and admire hetero White men. I attack misogynist White woman haters.

  67. @Precious
    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant

    Why? Why is it completely irrelevant?

    Perhaps even something he deserved. It’s the same racist tactic used to discredit Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson in 2015, and even Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012 (the hoodie made him look “suspicious”).

    Don't charge cops with your head down like you are some kind of rhino.* And, well, Trayvon just caught a bad break...how was he supposed to know the guy he was attacking was packing a pistol?

    Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.


    Brian A Boyle hates the truth.

    *Although Darren Wilson should have backed off once he broke free of Brown's first attack, and called for backup. You can't expect to subdue someone who outweighs you by one hundred pounds by yourself. The cops handled George Floyd the right way by quadruple teaming him. I know Wilson was justified in shooting Brown, but I am sure he wishes now he had used discretion and not gotten out of his patrol car.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Anon7, @AnotherDad

    This most important bit is this:

    Using the Google Trends tool — which visualizes searches for specific terms in relation to historic frequency of searches — we see that searches for “George Floyd criminal past” were virtually nonexistent before Owens’ viral screed, and have increased dramatically in the days since.

    This may be tangible digital evidence that a counter-narrative to Black Lives Matter is beginning to grip the public.

    If people did not know George Floyd had a criminal past before Candace Owens, that is a huge tell that the press is not doing its job.

    Giving people the basic facts is what the press is supposed to be doing.

    Concocting a “narrative” that gets countered by a “counter narrative” once people have a more accurate information exposes what you are doing as not journalism but propaganda.

  68. @PhysicistDave
    "The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true..."

    I think I see Brian Boyle's White Privilege.

    Call out the Twitter lynch mob -- time to deplatform Brian!

    Replies: @Barnard, @Hypnotoad666

    On the one hand, laughing at some intern’s dumb ideas is shooting fish in a barrel. OTOH, unvarnished truth often comes “out-of-the-mouths-of-babes.” Because Boyle hasn’t fully developed his dissembling skills yet, he is unusually honest in explaining the tenets of the Woke Cult.

    1. Counter-Narrative Truth is “Racist” and “Irrelevant” and Must be Censored

    The notion of framing Floyd as a former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant— is the basis for commentators like Owens and others to paint his killing at the hands of the police as something other than tragic. . . . By allowing their predictive search tool to promote “George Floyd criminal past,” Google may be violating its own autocomplete policy and allowing a dangerous, hateful and racist narrative to take hold.

    Using the Google Trends tool — which visualizes searches for specific terms in relation to historic frequency of searches — we see that searches for “George Floyd criminal past” were virtually nonexistent before Owens’ viral screed, and have increased dramatically in the days since. This may be tangible digital evidence that a counter-narrative to Black Lives Matter is beginning to grip the public.

    2. The Role of the “Free Press” is to Prevent Counter-Narrative Information from Reaching the Public.

    The Cotton op-ed was rightly met with widespread condemnation (including criticism inside the New York Times newsroom). It has since been amended with a lengthy editors’ note and led to the resignation of editorial page editor James Bennet. It sparked a continuing debate about the role and responsibility of a free press in a country teetering on the brink of authoritarianism.

    3. Allowing People to Access the Counter-Narrative Facts and Opinion that they Organically Seek on the Internet (Because the MSM won’t report them) is “Fascism.”

    At nearly the exact same time on the exact same day, Trumpist provocateur Candace Owens began a Facebook livestream of a nearly 20-minute-long tirade declaring George Floyd a “criminal” and a “horrible human being,” among other incendiary remarks attacking the Black Lives Matter movement writ large. . . . . In case it wasn’t clear yet, fascists don’t need a New York Times op-ed to advance their movement. They already have an incredibly potent and willing partner in the shadowy algorithms of Big Tech.

    . . . . When typing “George Floyd” into the Google search bar, the predictive search tool quickly reveals a search for “George Floyd criminal past” as the next most likely search (with “George Floyd criminal history” not too far behind). This is the direct result of a high frequency of searches for these exact terms

    Note: What could possibly be less “shadowy” than an algorithm based solely on the “frequency of searches for these exact terms.”

    In summary: counter-narrative speech is “hate” and “fascism” regardless of whether it is true. And the role of the media (including Big Tech) is to suppress this “hate” and “fascism.” If one remembers that all MSM content is written by a slightly more sophisticated version of Brian Boyle, one will finally understand the MSM.

  69. @Amerimutt Golems
    @Jenner Ickham Errican



    Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the capital’s statues, plaques and street names largely reflect Victorian Britain

     

    Pakistanis like Khan don't even like blacks and their mixed race offspring.

    The late 'Darcus' Howe did a documentary on the unreported violence and prejudice between the divided ethnic minority groups in the UK (see first link below).

    Howe is the same black guy who famously riled the late (((Joan Rivers/ Molinsky))) on woke BBC Radio by trying to label her with the r-word.

    Who You Callin' a N*gger?
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423532/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-Ap4LQB-4

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    Joan Rivers is marvellous; she really knows how to fight verbally – with spoken words – and in the end she laughs – quite dirty laughter (quite a few good drinks resonate in it – WoW! – A gem! Thanks for posting that!)

  70. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    former criminal — which is, in fact, true, though completely irrelevant
     
    He had committed he most recent felony ("uttering" counterfeit currency) not 10 minutes before the cops showed up.

    https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/609.632

    He had also recently (presumably purchased) and used illegal drugs, another felony.

    So technically I guess he was a FORMER criminal since his most recent criminal act was in the past, albeit the very recent past. And he had not yet been convicted of those crimes and for the time being was presumed innocent. But by any common sense reading he was a "criminal" and not a "former criminal". "Former criminal" implies that he had (and this is the false narrative that the press has been trying to sell us) reformed and was now an upstanding citizen, perhaps even a future Supreme Court justice or at least a future truck driver, when in fact he was still the low life criminal he had been his entire adult life.

    Replies: @Forbes, @Hypnotoad666

    He had committed he most recent felony (“uttering” counterfeit currency) not 10 minutes before the cops showed up.

    Yes, but during that ten minutes he was “turning his life around.”

    And don’t forget he was “mostly law-abiding,” in the same way that the protests/riots were “mostly peaceful.” That is, he probably spent less than 50% of his average day committing crimes.

  71. @El Dato
    @Ed

    I'm sure you know that in the Holy Year of Biden Ascent to the Blue Presidency, Bad Opinions are at least as bad as Bad Facts.

    Orwell missed that one. "Factchecking" - Verifying conformance to approved party opinions. Should be done at least on a daily basis as approved opinions may change suddenly and without memo.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    Orwell missed that one. “Factchecking” – Verifying conformance to approved party opinions. Should be done at least on a daily basis as approved opinions may change suddenly and without memo.

    Indeed, he did. Although current use of the term “Factcheck” is basically a form of retroactive Crimestop:

    The first and simplest stage in the discipline, which can be taught even to young children, is called, in Newspeak, CRIMESTOP. CRIMESTOP means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. CRIMESTOP, in short, means protective stupidity… orthodoxy in the full sense demands a control over one’s own mental processes as complete as that of a contortionist over his body. http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=565#:~:text=Crimestop,goals%20set%20by%20the%20state.

    Thus, when someone fails to “stop short” and allows a heretical thought to escape, “protective stupidity” must be retroactively applied via “Factcheck.”

    In this regard it should be noted that “to check” can mean either “to compare with a source, original, or authority,” or “to slow or bring to a stop.” https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/check

    Current Year “Factchecking” is based on the second definition — i.e., stopping the progress of facts inconvenient to the Narrative.

  72. @Charon
    @The Alarmist

    Well, I'd like to answer affirmatively, but I'm leery of disturbing Alden & Co.

    Here's a a story that should warm their cockles:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/san-jose-rubber-bullets-racial-bias-trainer-black-activist-defund-police

    Replies: @Alden

    I love and admire hetero White men. I attack misogynist White woman haters.

  73. @Marty
    @Anon7

    This is why there were four cops, rather than two cops.

    No, it’ not. About 5 years ago, a guy called the cops complaining that I’d sent him a letter. Four SF cops showed up to grill me about “harassment.” (There was no letter, but interesting definition.) As Alden pointed out here a few days ago, it’s just what they do these days.

    Replies: @Anon7

    Even in midwestern Minneapolis? I don’t know what their standard is, but in recent years their response time to 911 calls had worsened considerably. The chief of police has stated that in 2019 “There were 6,776 priority one calls that were made that we didn’t have an officer immediately able to respond.” That’s just one officer to respond, let alone four.

    Anyway, all this is moot, since Minneapolis is disbanding their police force. The new normal will be zero officers responding, not one or two or four.

  74. @Brobert
    @Anonymous

    This sentiment is all over the place in liberal media, in other words all the media. Apparently America is under "incipient fascism" or "rising authoritarianism", it doesn't matter Trump has often been reduced to whining on Twitter that members of his own administration don't follow his policies, he's about to go Mussolini on us any time now. We're also getting the 2016 rerun claim that Trump will reject the result of his inevitable electoral defeat and call for civil war/stay in office. Who tried to invalidate that election again?

    If they actually cared about democracy they might be concerned at the massive unelected judicial and intelligence apparatus that spent the last 4 years undermining the president and sometimes openly trying to drive him out of office, but they actually cheered all those antidemocratic acts.

    Replies: @El Dato

    • Replies: @CJ
    @El Dato

    This is a “Color Revolution” aimed at destabilizing the USA. Interesting that he thinks Tunisia, Serbia and Ukraine are examples to emulate. He avoided mentioning Syria, Libya and Egypt.

  75. @Stan Adams
    Dear Skynet,

    Please blow up the world. Now. Just launch all of the nukes and put us out of our misery. With any luck, the cockroaches will survive, evolve opposable thumbs, develop into super-intelligent beings, invent fusion-powered warp drive and conquer the galaxy.

    Sincerely,

    Stan Adams

    Replies: @Charon, @Drapetomaniac

    I’ve already suggested that Skynet should run for President on the End of Times Party ticket.

    Campaign slogan: If it’s all right to kill some people, why not kill them all?

  76. Current Year “Factchecking” is based on the second definition — i.e., stopping the progress of facts inconvenient to the Narrative.

    Well said – Fact-check.

  77. @Dieter Kief
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Niels Bohr prefers barmaids to children when it comes to explaining things - so: The price papers pay for their low paid interns is the low quality of their work. People who give no or small tips are less interesting, charming, desirable, and - informative than not that stingy customers - - . - - See?

    Replies: @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)

    Hi Kief (hope you diet is going well), Ah, so “The high price of cheap interns” is just a clever way of denigrating the writing/thinking of this former LA Times Editorial Pages intern. Thanks.

  78. Why is everyone bitching about it here? Send it to him at the rag that (((blue))) commie puke works for. I did.

  79. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charon
    Turns out that some blood types are more susceptible to covid than others. As usual, African Americans are disproportionately affected. Through no fault of their own, black people are also targeted by diabetes, prostate cancer, and sickle cell anemia. And black people don't give blood anywhere near as much as white people do. Why? White racism, of course.

    http://www.bloodbook.com/african.html

    We won't mention the fact that the #1 demand for blood among black people in America's ERs is blood loss from gunshot wounds. But if we did mention that, we'd point out that white racism is the cause there too.

    So give generously. The life you save may be a criminal's.


    Those who need a Blood transfusion require an exact match of certain Blood traits of the Blood donor with their own. Statistically, because these traits are inherited, a patient's most likely match is another family member. Unfortunately, over 70% of African American Blacks can not find a Blood type match within their own families.
     
    Because they all have different fathers, and no one knows who the fathers might be.

    It is possible for an African American Black patient to match Blood types with a donor from any racial or ethnic group. However, the most likely transfusion reaction free Blood type match, and the least likely to be available, is an African American Black person. In every country in the world and with every individual in the world, the most compatible Blood transfusion is most likely to come from someone of the same ethnic, racial and genetic background as the patient.

     

    Okay, sorry everyone, that site is obviously racist and needs to be shut down. My apologies.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Malcolm X-Lax, @David In TN

    He tested positive for covid in the autopsy. Crazed roving packs of coronad poc, criminals and foreigners is some kind of fusion that distills matters.

  80. @Charon
    Turns out that some blood types are more susceptible to covid than others. As usual, African Americans are disproportionately affected. Through no fault of their own, black people are also targeted by diabetes, prostate cancer, and sickle cell anemia. And black people don't give blood anywhere near as much as white people do. Why? White racism, of course.

    http://www.bloodbook.com/african.html

    We won't mention the fact that the #1 demand for blood among black people in America's ERs is blood loss from gunshot wounds. But if we did mention that, we'd point out that white racism is the cause there too.

    So give generously. The life you save may be a criminal's.


    Those who need a Blood transfusion require an exact match of certain Blood traits of the Blood donor with their own. Statistically, because these traits are inherited, a patient's most likely match is another family member. Unfortunately, over 70% of African American Blacks can not find a Blood type match within their own families.
     
    Because they all have different fathers, and no one knows who the fathers might be.

    It is possible for an African American Black patient to match Blood types with a donor from any racial or ethnic group. However, the most likely transfusion reaction free Blood type match, and the least likely to be available, is an African American Black person. In every country in the world and with every individual in the world, the most compatible Blood transfusion is most likely to come from someone of the same ethnic, racial and genetic background as the patient.

     

    Okay, sorry everyone, that site is obviously racist and needs to be shut down. My apologies.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Malcolm X-Lax, @David In TN

    One major reason why blacks don’t donate blood (or other organs) as often as white people is because black people are afraid their organs will got to white people and not black people.

  81. @Jake
    @Goatweed

    That, indeed, is the Marxist definition, with this addition: A fascist is anyone who is not a Communist or a valuable fellow traveler with Marxism. Fascists are to be hounded as violently as necessary in order to silence them.

    Replies: @Lurker

    Unless you’re a conservative. In which case the depredations of Current Year woke communists are described as ‘fascist’ in nature. This handily aligns conservatives with communist framing of the narrative. What luck!

  82. This kid is completely delusional.

  83. It’s weird that someone who can’t organize their own thoughts gets published in a major news paper. I almost want to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that this isn’t close to what was originally written, and was passed around multiple editors and wokend up a little bit. There’s too many contradictory statements. For example, he says

    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called for the deployment of active-duty military forces into U.S. cities with the slippery, panicked and dangerous intention of “restoring order.”

    That is incoherent. Slippery isn’t a valid adjective to describe intentions. How is restoring order a dangerous intention? Doesn’t he mean to say something like “Sen. Tom Cotton advocated deployment of active duty military forces in US cities with the noble intention of restoring order. In reality this could be a dangerous slippery slope towards authoritarianism. The Posse Comitatus act of 1878 prohibits the use of the military as law enforcement within the United Sates.”

    I’m not even on this guys side but his writing is so lame I have to throw him a bone. Along with all of the other inane contradictions, I have to believe that Mr. Boyle’s original draft was picked clean of all conciseness & nuance by SJW editors.

  84. Well, Mr. Boyle, it’s not like some dread honky is going to dig up unfortunate Mr. Floyd and throttle him all over again. Surely, that would serve no purpose.

    And as far as it happening again, of course it will happen again. Over and over and over. And then every once in awhile, when no one expects it because they haven’t been thinking about it in a long time, a white person will do something bad to a black person. And we’ll have the same childish hysterical acting out. I’ve seen it play out for more than half a century.

  85. @El Dato
    @Brobert

    https://twitter.com/FranklinFoer/status/1269243214323683329

    Replies: @CJ

    This is a “Color Revolution” aimed at destabilizing the USA. Interesting that he thinks Tunisia, Serbia and Ukraine are examples to emulate. He avoided mentioning Syria, Libya and Egypt.

  86. Wikipedia defines: “Algorithmic bias describes systematic and repeatable errors in a computer system that create unfair outcomes, such as privileging one arbitrary group of users over others.

    There’s a train-wreck a-coming between the above definition of “algorithmic bias” and what 95% of people in machine learning are, themselves, starting to learn about learning:

    “Bias” is essential to decision. It’s called, “The utility function.” The thing about specifying the utility function is it is so _obviously_ “biased” that it gets kind of embarrassing when you can’t hide it behind your proclaimed “truth”, ie: your model of the world. Model selection in machine learning is becoming a lot more disciplined than “The Scientific Method” because you actually have to mathematically define what you mean by “The Scientific Method” in order to learn a model of the world automatically. And guess what? It has been mathematically defined. Not only that, but the economics of machine learning are dragging the industry kicking and screaming to implement it.

    It’s called “algorithmic information”, which is basically just a fancy term for “take your data, make the smallest executable archive you can of it and that’s your best model of the world.”

  87. @Charon
    Turns out that some blood types are more susceptible to covid than others. As usual, African Americans are disproportionately affected. Through no fault of their own, black people are also targeted by diabetes, prostate cancer, and sickle cell anemia. And black people don't give blood anywhere near as much as white people do. Why? White racism, of course.

    http://www.bloodbook.com/african.html

    We won't mention the fact that the #1 demand for blood among black people in America's ERs is blood loss from gunshot wounds. But if we did mention that, we'd point out that white racism is the cause there too.

    So give generously. The life you save may be a criminal's.


    Those who need a Blood transfusion require an exact match of certain Blood traits of the Blood donor with their own. Statistically, because these traits are inherited, a patient's most likely match is another family member. Unfortunately, over 70% of African American Blacks can not find a Blood type match within their own families.
     
    Because they all have different fathers, and no one knows who the fathers might be.

    It is possible for an African American Black patient to match Blood types with a donor from any racial or ethnic group. However, the most likely transfusion reaction free Blood type match, and the least likely to be available, is an African American Black person. In every country in the world and with every individual in the world, the most compatible Blood transfusion is most likely to come from someone of the same ethnic, racial and genetic background as the patient.

     

    Okay, sorry everyone, that site is obviously racist and needs to be shut down. My apologies.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Malcolm X-Lax, @David In TN

    I read somewhere many years ago that (married) black couples almost never adopt. This was said to be relevant due to so many black babies eligible for adoption. Also Black Leaders had whined about white people adopting black babies.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @David In TN

    I would imagine that a lot of stable black couples informally adopt a relative's child.

    That's what "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was about.

  88. @David In TN
    @Charon

    I read somewhere many years ago that (married) black couples almost never adopt. This was said to be relevant due to so many black babies eligible for adoption. Also Black Leaders had whined about white people adopting black babies.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I would imagine that a lot of stable black couples informally adopt a relative’s child.

    That’s what “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was about.

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