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The normalization of mask-wearing likely contributes to rising homicide and car-jacking rates.

When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, the term “masked man” was a synonym for “criminal.”

(To be precise, bad guy masked men such as horse thieves wore bandana masks over their noses and mouths, while good guy masked men like the Lone Ranger and Zorro wore masks over their eye region.)

From TV Tropes:

Malevolent Masked Men

A group of people wearing masks is never a good sign. …

This varies by mask:

… A Domino Mask, one that covers only the eyes, is a traditionally heroic mask. The Ghost Who Walks and The Spirit being two classic examples.

… If the mask covers the top half of the face, it emphasizes the mouth, aka gluttony: Never a good sign. Unless of course, it’s to show a Lantern Jaw of Justice instead.

… Masks that cover the lower half of the face are likelier to be worn by the cannibalistic, or someone whose lower face is likely very damaged (as in, no jaw). They’re also frequently worn by bandits in the Old West (possibly to keep out dust), as well as by ninjas who don’t do full masks, and Gangbangers to conceal their identities and/or broadcast what gang they’re with.

Granted, East Asians tend to wear masks on the streets every flu season, but they don’t have crime rates like we do.

 
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  1. “We” tried dealing with a surge in homicides back in the 90s. It worked pretty well. Joe Biden was on board with it too.

    Now, even noticing the surge in homicides, in particular who’s committing them, is hate.

  2. When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, the term “masked man” was a synonym for “criminal.”

    Now it’s a synonym for undercover feds:

    https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/white-supremacist-group-patriot-front-crashes-anti-abortion-rally-in-the-loop

    • Replies: @teo toon
    @Hypnotoad666

    Agree.

  3. Anon[399] • Disclaimer says:

    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age is showing up in Claire Lehmann: She is exhibiting more and more of her Jewishness as the years go on. Her home country of Australia is at the extreme end of the lockdown gradient, yet she has no trouble in ridiculing Americans who think lockdowns have gone too far. Australia has only a fifth of the Jews, per capita, one in 250, as the U.S., one in 50, yet the founder of the main contrarian website in Australia is Jewish. At least she’s not lesbian.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Anon

    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age

    The saying is, "The older you get, the more like yourself you become."

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Dieter Kief

    , @Lurker
    @Anon


    At least she’s not lesbian.
     
    Yet.
    , @duncsbaby
    @Anon

    I don't think Claire is Jewish. Her maiden name is Jensen. I'm not even sure she married a Jew. Her father-in-law, Geoffrey Lehmann, might be Jewish, but he was educated at a Church of England school. I'm not at all familiar with his poetry but from scanning the titles they don't seem to promote or exhibit any Jewish sensibility.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Lehmann#Bibliography

    Replies: @Flip

    , @Forbes
    @Anon

    I think she's exhibiting her Aussie-ness. They already disarmed the populace, and are used to white-levels of crime, generally--not the urban mélange currently in vogue in large US cities.

    Also, legacy media pursues an oppositional partisan approach to anything considered rightwing (masks/mandate opposition), and has no desire to publicize the source of the heightened crime infecting the country.

    It's not about what right-wingers are incensed about--it's what legacy media says right-wingers are incensed about. Lehmann has been captured by the media narrative. You think Lehmann's media background would alert her to such obvious observations, but you'd be wrong.

  4. Anonymous[586] • Disclaimer says:

    Keeping the frogs from leaping out of the pot at this late stage, where the water, though not quite at its boiling point yet, has become hot enough to prod even some of the duller specimens around us to start wondering if things may not be exactly as they seem, is hard work for our benevolent frog-keepers. They need all the Claire Lehmans they can afford. Fortunately, they have virtually unlimited funds for this end.

    • Agree: Ben tillman, LondonBob
  5. “The Lone Ranger went into town in disguise….”

    He’s the one with pale skin in the shape of an eye mask.

    • Replies: @John Henry
    @Dube

    LOLZ

    , @Forbes
    @Dube


    “The Lone Ranger went into town in disguise costume….”
     
    Better.
  6. When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, the term “masked man” was a synonym for “criminal.”

    When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, those shows frequently showed ropes and nooses associated with hangings (and not necessarily justified hangings at that), and nobody ever had a friggin’ cow about it.

    • Replies: @njguy73
    @Voltarde

    That's because in those shows it was mostly white criminals who got hanged, and no one cares when that happens.

  7. I am perplexed by Lehman’s comment, can someone explain her reasoning or purpose?

    • Replies: @JimDandy
    @Currahee

    I'm gonna predict that people who respond to your comment will be more successful explaining the latter than the former.

    , @HammerJack
    @Currahee

    It's a perplexing remark. Her contention is that right-wingers aren't concerned about the recent explosion in violent crime. Yet she is also one of those who jumps on any right-winger who dares to mention the recent explosion of violent crime.

    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She's safe.

    Replies: @Currahee, @Reg Cæsar

    , @duncsbaby
    @Currahee

    Lehmann is a promoter of pandemic hysteria. She rankles at any criticism of Australia's covid restrictions, especially from Americans.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Forbes
    @Currahee

    I wrote a reply to #3 above that might answer your question.

  8. A man with a mask entering a bank or a store used to be a bad thing. Now they want you to do so. I confess I feel strange putting on a mask when entering a 7-11 or a bank.

    • Agree: Sollipsist
  9. I’ve been seeing a LOT of young black men wearing full balaclavas in places like the grocery store, on the bus, etc. It’s kind of a “flex”, if you know what I mean. They all look absolutely retarded and that’s all I have to say about that.

  10. Mrs. SafeNow has no objection to my mask.

    • Replies: @mmack
    @SafeNow

    It’s nice to know she lettuce you wear one.

  11. Lehmann:

    I still find it hard to believe that right-wingers in the US are more incensed by wearing a mask & having to take a vaccine because ‘muh freedom’ than by the fact that homicide rates have soared all over the country.

    Claire’s an idiot: Why would “right-wingers” be upset about Blacks mostly killing other Blacks and Democrat-voting Asians? Subway?—Beat fresh! 🙂

  12. “Right wingers” in the US are “more upset by”… U WOT M8

    Claire Lehmann is:

    A.) An embarrassingly stupid Karen posing as a free-speech intellectual.
    B.) Controlled opposition.
    C.) A & B

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @JimDandy

    The first thing I ever saw from her on Twitter was a stupid diatribe against the notion that whites are being genocided. She’s one of those idiots (or liars) who believe (or pretend to believe) that genocide is or involves mass murder.

    No, the crime of genocide claims one victim — a group — and it can be accomplished without the murder of a single member of the group. There are a million ways to prevent births within the group, which is 98% of the current program of genocide.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  13. @Currahee
    I am perplexed by Lehman's comment, can someone explain her reasoning or purpose?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @HammerJack, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    I’m gonna predict that people who respond to your comment will be more successful explaining the latter than the former.

  14. “Granted, East Asians tend to wear masks on the streets every flu season, but they don’t have crime rates like we do.”

    I used to seem them (to use “othering” language) on public transit in NYC too. Asians or at least Asian-Americans, wearing these same disposable face masks so ubiquitous today. Frankly, it’s a good idea — I assumed they picked up the habit from home, where the crowded cities must be bacterial playgrounds (hence all the flu’s and such that emerge from Asia). Of course, back then you’d look like a nut if you weren’t Asian, and now it’s become a sign of virtue-signaling and submission to the elite, but otherwise I’d be glad if the “pandemic” resulted in normalizing masks on transit and places like grocery stores.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
    • Troll: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Marquis
    @James J O'Meara


    normalizing masks
     
    If it’s such a good idea, just do it. What is it with you people that you have to have your hand held by society on every little thing?
  15. I doubt masks have much to do with it. Funny enough for the author of this tweet, she’s too clueless to see the same forces are behind both the criminalization of covid and the decriminalization of actual crime. And the people opposed to one are generally opposed to both.

  16. Lehmann looks good in a bathing suit and I’ll stand by this statement.

    • Replies: @additionalMike
    @Trelane

    Photos?

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman

    , @Ben tillman
    @Trelane

    You are correct. Unfortunately, she is a butterface.

    , @duncsbaby
    @Trelane

    Yep, if you disagree, just go to her instagram account where she posts many pics of her long, lithesome bod.

    Replies: @Alden, @Zumbuddi, @Brutusale

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Trelane

    She frequently talks about being good looking - and being good at love making too.

  17. Claire is, or pretends to be, stupid. For the most part, the additional murder victims are black, and no matter how much we wanted to address the problem we couldn’t because we have no legal or political tools for overriding the Soros DA’s or incentivizing the cops to leave the donut shop to tangle with the George Floyd’s of the world in crazy Leftist polities. Complaining about masks, however, works in some cases.

  18. Granted, East Asians tend to wear masks on the streets every flu season, but they don’t have crime rates like we do.

    I can’t report on other Orientals, but the Chinese have been known, by me, to wear those face mask outside for the smog. I know Los Angelenos wouldn’t have been caught dead doing that (unless during a bank robbery) in the 1970s, but I don’t think the smog there was anything like the smog has been in Chinese cities.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Coming your way fast.

    # mass immigration

    , @Insouciant
    @Achmed E. Newman


    the Chinese have been known, by me, to wear those face mask outside for the smog. . . . Los Angelenos wouldn’t have been caught dead doing that
     
    In the old days Pittsburgh had terrible pollution from the steel mills (the source of millionaire wealth & the city's prosperity). Street lights came on at 3:00pm.

    Haven't seen old news articles about Pittsburghers wearing masks against the pollution.*


    After the millionaires built their mansions in the city, their solution to the pollution was to move out of town. And so Sewickley was born, 12 miles up (or down) the Ohio river. Dozens of neighborhoods were just abandoned, then slums, now some are gentrified.

    Today, the former US Steel Building is owned by the hospital industry which is the biggest employer in the city, maybe the whole state. Pittsburgh runs on "meds and Eds". So getting sick & spending a week or 3 in the hospital is a civic virtue.

    *Don't know that old time Pittsburghers wore masks, but every old house in Pittsburgh has a toilet in the basement, where 'father' was to wash up before coming upstairs to dinner.

  19. @JimDandy
    "Right wingers" in the US are "more upset by"... U WOT M8


    Claire Lehmann is:

    A.) An embarrassingly stupid Karen posing as a free-speech intellectual.
    B.) Controlled opposition.
    C.) A & B

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    The first thing I ever saw from her on Twitter was a stupid diatribe against the notion that whites are being genocided. She’s one of those idiots (or liars) who believe (or pretend to believe) that genocide is or involves mass murder.

    No, the crime of genocide claims one victim — a group — and it can be accomplished without the murder of a single member of the group. There are a million ways to prevent births within the group, which is 98% of the current program of genocide.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman, Rob, Lurker
    • Thanks: JimDandy, HammerJack
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ben tillman


    No, the crime of genocide claims one victim — a group — and it can be accomplished without the murder of a single member of the group. There are a million ways to prevent births within the group, which is 98% of the current program of genocide.
     
    On the other hand, "opposition" such as alt-right and MGTOW are on board with contraception and abortion and similar means. With friends like that, enemies are superfluous.

    It's quite interesting that the Chinese never applied the one-child policy to their minorities. They'd have been accused of genocide, and rightfully so. Autogenicide is apparently okay, by international standards.

    The non-Han portion of China, by the way, rose from 4% to 8% in a few decades. They're building their own Quebec, albeit a fractured one.
  20. Mind your own damn business, shelia. Do something useful like calling out your own psycho OZ governors, for instance.

    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @usNthem

    Lehmann - that's a Nordic name right?

    , @martin_2
    @usNthem

    Yes I assumed this tart was at least an American commenting on American affairs. It turns out she's Australian. What has what Yanks think and do have to do with her? Does she ever comment on what Brazilians or Nigerians or Filipinos think and do in Brazil or Nigeria or the Philippines?

    I think White people in places like Australia do this because the USA is still perceived as being a "White" country and White people are presumed by liberals to be more rational than other races. White liberals assume that White people are (genetically) morally superior to non-Whites so more is expected of them.

    Furthermore. Her argument is a bit incoherent. If she finds it "hard to believe" that right wingers are more worried about masks than homicides then this implies that she thinks that right wingers in the USA are usually sensible. Surely she should have written "I am not surprised" that blah blah blah.

  21. The Covid Lockdown Misery was pushed to get rid of Trump. It became a physical manifestation of the fear and dread certain types felt that half the country would even support Trump.

    But now, even Bill Maher is making fun of it. When you’ve lost Bill Maher, it may be time to move on to the next neurotic fixation.

  22. @Trelane
    Lehmann looks good in a bathing suit and I'll stand by this statement.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Ben tillman, @duncsbaby, @Dieter Kief

    Photos?

    • Replies: @but an humble craftsman
    @additionalMike


    Not that many people on Twitter know this, but I’m 5’10 in real life ☀️ pic.twitter.com/uPqcmzDxCw— Claire Lehmann (@clairlemon) December 23, 2021
     
  23. @Trelane
    Lehmann looks good in a bathing suit and I'll stand by this statement.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Ben tillman, @duncsbaby, @Dieter Kief

    You are correct. Unfortunately, she is a butterface.

  24. Do any of these “right-wingers” have names?

  25. @SafeNow
    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/01/30/15/24085574-7947709-A_man_wearing_a_mask_made_of_lettuce-a-104_1580396509925.jpg

    Mrs. SafeNow has no objection to my mask.

    Replies: @mmack

    It’s nice to know she lettuce you wear one.

    • LOL: SafeNow
  26. And some still find it hard to believe that left-wingers are more incensed that right-wingers refuse to wear masks or get vaccinated, rather than by the fact that homicide rates have soared all over the country.

    Not a trick question: Who exactly is directly to blame for the US’s skyrocketing homicide rates, the right or the left?

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    I didn’t think of that (what you said in the first paragraph). Great point.

  27. “muh freedom”

    Because only stupid people could possibly be concerned about individual liberty.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon, Adam Smith
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @jcd1974


    Because only stupid people could possibly be concerned about individual liberty.
     
    Almost always, "muh" is followed by something of value to us, if not the speaker. One of the worst memes ever.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @jcd1974

    Women don't care about or even enjoy freedom, so her 'muh freedumb' sneer is characteristic of her accursed kind. And women are sexually aroused by wearing facediapers because it is submissive behavior.

    Women have no valid opinions viz the virus hoax.

    Replies: @vinteuil

  28. Lehmann really is the master of the dumb take.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Gordo
    @The Ringmaster

    Safety valve.

    , @J.Ross
    @The Ringmaster

    Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe is the dumbest twit on Twitter.

  29. If we’re going to defer to “literally who on twitter” they should be talking about something. Are any right-leaning voices not upset about the increase in violent crime?

  30. My favorite episode of The Lone Ranger was the time when he and Tonto were surrounded by a band of hostile Indians. The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, “Looks like we’re in trouble now”.
    Tonto replied, “Whaddaya mean WE, Paleface?”

    Of course the hostile Indians would have killed Tonto too because he was a race traitor. An Uncle Tomahawk.

    • LOL: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Do You Even Lift

    “Uncle Tomahawk” is pretty clever. But the Indians have so little public presence that we can’t name a single Uncle Tomahawk or a single one who’s on the warpath, either.

    Replies: @Do You Even Lift, @Veteran Aryan

    , @Lurker
    @Do You Even Lift


    An Uncle Tomahawk.
     
    Excellent!

    Pocahontanut?

  31. Australia is an ideocracy and Lehmann’s comments are genius compared to most public commentary.

    On her ancestry, Google ‘Bob Carr + Jews in Australia’.

    There is a lot of work needed to save this country, and Lehmann is not on the team wanting to rescue it.

  32. @Dube
    "The Lone Ranger went into town in disguise...."

    He's the one with pale skin in the shape of an eye mask.

    Replies: @John Henry, @Forbes

    LOLZ

  33. @Anon
    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age is showing up in Claire Lehmann: She is exhibiting more and more of her Jewishness as the years go on. Her home country of Australia is at the extreme end of the lockdown gradient, yet she has no trouble in ridiculing Americans who think lockdowns have gone too far. Australia has only a fifth of the Jews, per capita, one in 250, as the U.S., one in 50, yet the founder of the main contrarian website in Australia is Jewish. At least she's not lesbian.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Lurker, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age

    The saying is, “The older you get, the more like yourself you become.”

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Harry Baldwin

    Part of it is that you build your own culture and extended phenotype as you go, and feedback loop and all that.

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Harry Baldwin

    Oh - these old sayings. Just what made them so real? The experience that went into them and that now is - embedded in 'em and - does constantly send us informed greatings from our culture's past?

    Isn't is great how precise these things are? - And how compact?

  34. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    And some still find it hard to believe that left-wingers are more incensed that right-wingers refuse to wear masks or get vaccinated, rather than by the fact that homicide rates have soared all over the country.

    Not a trick question: Who exactly is directly to blame for the US's skyrocketing homicide rates, the right or the left?

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    I didn’t think of that (what you said in the first paragraph). Great point.

  35. @Do You Even Lift
    My favorite episode of The Lone Ranger was the time when he and Tonto were surrounded by a band of hostile Indians. The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, "Looks like we're in trouble now".
    Tonto replied, "Whaddaya mean WE, Paleface?"

    Of course the hostile Indians would have killed Tonto too because he was a race traitor. An Uncle Tomahawk.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Lurker

    “Uncle Tomahawk” is pretty clever. But the Indians have so little public presence that we can’t name a single Uncle Tomahawk or a single one who’s on the warpath, either.

    • Replies: @Do You Even Lift
    @Ben tillman

    The only modern-day Indians I can even think of are Elizabeth Warren, Ward Churchill, and Billy Jack. I think they would fall into the "warpath" category. If they were real Indians, of course.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    , @Veteran Aryan
    @Ben tillman


    ...the Indians have so little public presence that we can’t name a single Uncle Tomahawk or a single one who’s on the warpath, either.
     
    Just to let you know, legitimate accusations of being on the warpath are almost exclusively leveled at "Big Chief."
  36. @Harry Baldwin
    @Anon

    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age

    The saying is, "The older you get, the more like yourself you become."

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Dieter Kief

    Part of it is that you build your own culture and extended phenotype as you go, and feedback loop and all that.

  37. Claire,

    Your apples with oranges recipe sounds amazing.

    Sincerely yours,
    Soros’ DA dead victim

  38. @Ben tillman
    @Do You Even Lift

    “Uncle Tomahawk” is pretty clever. But the Indians have so little public presence that we can’t name a single Uncle Tomahawk or a single one who’s on the warpath, either.

    Replies: @Do You Even Lift, @Veteran Aryan

    The only modern-day Indians I can even think of are Elizabeth Warren, Ward Churchill, and Billy Jack. I think they would fall into the “warpath” category. If they were real Indians, of course.

    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Do You Even Lift

    Exactly.

  39. The mask/lockdown/social-distancing regime is driving people crazy:

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Mr. Anon

    And then there's this:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1485709719469977600

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

  40. @additionalMike
    @Trelane

    Photos?

    Replies: @but an humble craftsman

    Not that many people on Twitter know this, but I’m 5’10 in real life ☀️ pic.twitter.com/uPqcmzDxCw— Claire Lehmann (@clairlemon) December 23, 2021

  41. I was done with masks for myself about 18 months ago and now I’m just about done with masks for other people too.

    I used to say that I didn’t care what other people did as long as I wasn’t forced to west one, but now I think it’s too harmful to society for anyone to wear one.

    Seeing another person walking around in a mask causes subconscious anxiety in people. It’s not a joke to say that they literally remind people to be scared. And unscrupulous politicians leverage the anxiety to facilitate bad things and overreach.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @JR Ewing

    I wear masks as a courtesy to people who ask but the reasoning has been demolished repeatedly: furthermore, masking children is downright abusive, and anecdotal signs are piling up that we have retarded our national education as effectively as if we had skipped two years of school.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Brutusale

  42. @Voltarde

    When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, the term “masked man” was a synonym for “criminal.”
     
    When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, those shows frequently showed ropes and nooses associated with hangings (and not necessarily justified hangings at that), and nobody ever had a friggin' cow about it.

    Replies: @njguy73

    That’s because in those shows it was mostly white criminals who got hanged, and no one cares when that happens.

  43. @Ben tillman
    @JimDandy

    The first thing I ever saw from her on Twitter was a stupid diatribe against the notion that whites are being genocided. She’s one of those idiots (or liars) who believe (or pretend to believe) that genocide is or involves mass murder.

    No, the crime of genocide claims one victim — a group — and it can be accomplished without the murder of a single member of the group. There are a million ways to prevent births within the group, which is 98% of the current program of genocide.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    No, the crime of genocide claims one victim — a group — and it can be accomplished without the murder of a single member of the group. There are a million ways to prevent births within the group, which is 98% of the current program of genocide.

    On the other hand, “opposition” such as alt-right and MGTOW are on board with contraception and abortion and similar means. With friends like that, enemies are superfluous.

    It’s quite interesting that the Chinese never applied the one-child policy to their minorities. They’d have been accused of genocide, and rightfully so. Autogenicide is apparently okay, by international standards.

    The non-Han portion of China, by the way, rose from 4% to 8% in a few decades. They’re building their own Quebec, albeit a fractured one.

  44. @Achmed E. Newman

    Granted, East Asians tend to wear masks on the streets every flu season, but they don’t have crime rates like we do.
     
    I can't report on other Orientals, but the Chinese have been known, by me, to wear those face mask outside for the smog. I know Los Angelenos wouldn't have been caught dead doing that (unless during a bank robbery) in the 1970s, but I don't think the smog there was anything like the smog has been in Chinese cities.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Insouciant

    Coming your way fast.

    # mass immigration

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  45. @jcd1974
    "muh freedom"

    Because only stupid people could possibly be concerned about individual liberty.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Because only stupid people could possibly be concerned about individual liberty.

    Almost always, “muh” is followed by something of value to us, if not the speaker. One of the worst memes ever.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Reg Cæsar

    Agree -- I was just about to say it's long past time for everyone to please retire "muh"

  46. How does this mask thing work in court? I remember reading years ago how some arrogant, lawyer-judge ordered that a Muslim woman witness remove her veil because, he claimed, seeing the look on her face would help him determine her truthfulness.

    • Replies: @Jack O'Fire
    @Abolish_public_education

    How does the mailman officially sign a certified letter as the recipient and put it in your mailbox?
    Will that same judge rule that you actually are on notice of the letters existence?
    I'd bet he would take it as being legit, after all we can't be too careful. We have a pandemic don't cha know.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Abolish_public_education


    I remember reading years ago how some arrogant, lawyer-judge ordered that a Muslim woman witness remove her veil because, he claimed, seeing the look on her face would help him determine her truthfulness.
     
    In other words, His/Her/Their Honor demanded that she accede to our social norms, i.e., act white. That used to be a minimum requirement to immigrate.

    In our inherited culture, someone hiding behind a mask is not to be trusted. That applies in this case, too. No, she shouldn't be forced to remove her veil, but she shouldn't be allowed to testify, unless her life was under threat. Courts can set reasonable limits.
  47. Just take the L already, Sailer. You were utterly wrong viz the virus hoax – facediapers, clotshots, the whole putrid maggot enriched enchilada.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
  48. @Ben tillman
    @Do You Even Lift

    “Uncle Tomahawk” is pretty clever. But the Indians have so little public presence that we can’t name a single Uncle Tomahawk or a single one who’s on the warpath, either.

    Replies: @Do You Even Lift, @Veteran Aryan

    …the Indians have so little public presence that we can’t name a single Uncle Tomahawk or a single one who’s on the warpath, either.

    Just to let you know, legitimate accusations of being on the warpath are almost exclusively leveled at “Big Chief.”

  49. @Anon
    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age is showing up in Claire Lehmann: She is exhibiting more and more of her Jewishness as the years go on. Her home country of Australia is at the extreme end of the lockdown gradient, yet she has no trouble in ridiculing Americans who think lockdowns have gone too far. Australia has only a fifth of the Jews, per capita, one in 250, as the U.S., one in 50, yet the founder of the main contrarian website in Australia is Jewish. At least she's not lesbian.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Lurker, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    At least she’s not lesbian.

    Yet.

  50. Is Lehman dumb enough to think cons would be upset by blacks killing each other, after months of protests that they not be policed?

    If blacks showed any interest in trying to stop other blacks from shooting blacks, then I could see cons caring.

    Here’s how things work

    Blacks kill each other
    Liberals: depolice, conflict mediation, gang outreach…
    Blacks keep killing each other
    Cons: maybe more policing?
    Blacks and libs: NO!
    Cons: well, um, maybe separation?

    [MORE]

    Black areas of cities need non-red lines drawn around them. Then de-policed. Options after that are to wait until blacks want policing or let blacks work out some way of policing themselves. They’d have to be kept out of non-black areas. If not, they’d rob non-blacks in civilized areas, and then flee to Ooga Booga land.

    Maybe we need separate systems for different people? You have to sympathize with blacks at least a little. They live in a nation that they never could or would have created on their own. All the laws are made according to an alien people’s nature. The police were never there for them. The police were a different people’s effort to control them. Laws are so numerous and complex that most of them are criminals. If a black man is the victim of a serious crime, he cannot call the cops. They’ll arrest him on an outstanding warrant. The net effect of not being able to use the cops for help and getting arrested mean the benefit – cost of cops is negative. At least, so it seems. They are probably not taking into account how frequent crime would be without the cops. Regardless, blacks don’t consider the cops legitimate.

    Blacks live in a smaller world than whites. Look at the names of gangs sometimes. They are things like “Ninth Street crazy Crips” or “Four Corner Hustlers.” Blacks are in the war of all against all, so they do what anyone would do. They find some friends, then go to war. Then there’s another small world matter. When a black does use the cops and get someone sent to prison, the dude’s going to be pissed when he gets out. His friends are pissed now. Plus, the justice system user looks weak because he did not handle it himself. If he had friends, why’d he use the cops?

    There’s probably no solution. There is definitely no solution that involves white people. Set them free on reservations that are theirs. They’ll work out some way to live. Without whites as drug customers, they’ll have to work out some economic role, maybe call centers, maybe crafts. Whatever they end up doing to trade for food, the practical matters of life will drain a lot of energy that now goes into conflict.

    • Agree: Ben tillman
  51. @Currahee
    I am perplexed by Lehman's comment, can someone explain her reasoning or purpose?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @HammerJack, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    It’s a perplexing remark. Her contention is that right-wingers aren’t concerned about the recent explosion in violent crime. Yet she is also one of those who jumps on any right-winger who dares to mention the recent explosion of violent crime.

    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She’s safe.

    • Replies: @Currahee
    @HammerJack

    Thanks, guess that is as close to a rational answer as possible.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @HammerJack


    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She’s safe.
     
    Australia's Capital Territory (along with Jervis Bay Territory; ever hear of that?) is represented in both houses of their national legislature. Ours is in neither. (Though it does have three seats in our temporary third house.)

    If you need yet another argument against DC statehood, here it is.

    As for Claire,


    https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1485896481823686663?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    Replies: @sb

  52. @Do You Even Lift
    My favorite episode of The Lone Ranger was the time when he and Tonto were surrounded by a band of hostile Indians. The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, "Looks like we're in trouble now".
    Tonto replied, "Whaddaya mean WE, Paleface?"

    Of course the hostile Indians would have killed Tonto too because he was a race traitor. An Uncle Tomahawk.

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Lurker

    An Uncle Tomahawk.

    Excellent!

    Pocahontanut?

  53. @Mr. Anon
    The mask/lockdown/social-distancing regime is driving people crazy:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVBJT2zeSqs

    Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil

    And then there’s this:

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Yes, I saw that too. Two white women harass a black guy for not wearing a mask. They even tell him "Black Lives Matter" - I guess to demonstrate what good allies they are, even as they are white-splaining thier mask-madness at him.

    A lot of people are just broken. The COVID regime has broken them as surely as any hot-box in a southern chain-gang camp would.

    Yes Boss! Shakin' it Boss! I got my mind right, Boss!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93z4YdF-S28

    Replies: @vinteuil

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    White supremacism in action.

    , @El Dato
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Being attacked by rabid sheep.

  54. Possibly to keep out dust.
    Possibly.
    To.
    Keep.
    Out.
    Dust.
    Bandits are noted for their painstaking neatness.

  55. @JR Ewing
    I was done with masks for myself about 18 months ago and now I’m just about done with masks for other people too.

    I used to say that I didn’t care what other people did as long as I wasn’t forced to west one, but now I think it’s too harmful to society for anyone to wear one.

    Seeing another person walking around in a mask causes subconscious anxiety in people. It’s not a joke to say that they literally remind people to be scared. And unscrupulous politicians leverage the anxiety to facilitate bad things and overreach.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    I wear masks as a courtesy to people who ask but the reasoning has been demolished repeatedly: furthermore, masking children is downright abusive, and anecdotal signs are piling up that we have retarded our national education as effectively as if we had skipped two years of school.

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @J.Ross

    I used to agree with the courtesy thing, too. But, as you point out, there are negative consequences of that courtesy. I'm hard of hearing and masks exacerbate that. A lot of times I can't tell if someone else is talking, much less to me. I'd be willing to put up with that if it were an effective way of controlling the pandemic, but it's not. At best, you get the same actual benefits of a mask - "catching a droplet here and there," as Fauci said - just by having the courtesy not to cough or spit into someone else's face.

    People should know by now that the damn things really make no difference at all for the spread of a aerosolized respiratory virus, so what they are really asking for in that "courtesy" is for you to do something that does a whole lot of bad things - and normalizes something harmful to society (allowing criminals to hide is a big one) - just so they *feel* better.

    Frankly, I think it's discourteous at this point to ask other people to wear one.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Brutusale
    @J.Ross

    Nope. Asking me to put on a proven-useless mask is dominance signaling.

  56. @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Mr. Anon

    And then there's this:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1485709719469977600

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    Yes, I saw that too. Two white women harass a black guy for not wearing a mask. They even tell him “Black Lives Matter” – I guess to demonstrate what good allies they are, even as they are white-splaining thier mask-madness at him.

    A lot of people are just broken. The COVID regime has broken them as surely as any hot-box in a southern chain-gang camp would.

    Yes Boss! Shakin’ it Boss! I got my mind right, Boss!

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @Mr. Anon


    A lot of [women] are just broken. The COVID regime has broken them as surely as any hot-box in a southern chain-gang camp would.
     
    Fixed that for you.
  57. @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Mr. Anon

    And then there's this:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1485709719469977600

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    White supremacism in action.

  58. @Anon
    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age is showing up in Claire Lehmann: She is exhibiting more and more of her Jewishness as the years go on. Her home country of Australia is at the extreme end of the lockdown gradient, yet she has no trouble in ridiculing Americans who think lockdowns have gone too far. Australia has only a fifth of the Jews, per capita, one in 250, as the U.S., one in 50, yet the founder of the main contrarian website in Australia is Jewish. At least she's not lesbian.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Lurker, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    I don’t think Claire is Jewish. Her maiden name is Jensen. I’m not even sure she married a Jew. Her father-in-law, Geoffrey Lehmann, might be Jewish, but he was educated at a Church of England school. I’m not at all familiar with his poetry but from scanning the titles they don’t seem to promote or exhibit any Jewish sensibility.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Lehmann#Bibliography

    • Replies: @Flip
    @duncsbaby

    Supposedly Lehmann with two Ns is German not Yiddish.

  59. @Currahee
    I am perplexed by Lehman's comment, can someone explain her reasoning or purpose?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @HammerJack, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    Lehmann is a promoter of pandemic hysteria. She rankles at any criticism of Australia’s covid restrictions, especially from Americans.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @duncsbaby


    Lehmann is a promoter of pandemic hysteria. She rankles at any criticism of Australia’s covid restrictions, especially from Americans.
     
    We should rename our Karens "Sheila":


    https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1485694028620316673?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1485694028620316673%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftownhall.com%2Ftipsheet%2Fmattvespa%2F2022%2F01%2F25%2Finsane-why-two-white-women-tried-to-force-a-black-man-off-an-elevator-n2602301

  60. @Trelane
    Lehmann looks good in a bathing suit and I'll stand by this statement.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Ben tillman, @duncsbaby, @Dieter Kief

    Yep, if you disagree, just go to her instagram account where she posts many pics of her long, lithesome bod.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @duncsbaby

    So that’s why Claire’s so popular with the men of UNZ. Enjoy.

    , @Zumbuddi
    @duncsbaby

    I don't think she's that attractive.
    Wouldn't want my little girl to have a face like Claire's.

    Maybe standing next to a short, dark, not-so-attractive male makes her feel whiter, brighter, taller -- i.e. more like the Norse-type she envies.

    , @Brutusale
    @duncsbaby

    She's the same height as my girlfriend, with slightly smaller boobs and slightly wider hips. And my girlfriend is twice her age.

    Not impressed.

  61. A response to the outraged Ms. Lehmann could be that right wingers tend to be (legally) armed, and so have less to fear from the rising homicide rate than their left wing fellow citizens.

  62. At least this hitman felt a mask was quite enough and he dressed up as a Hasidic Jew.

    It’s actually a pretty good disguise for parts of NYC. Though I can’t tell exactly but I’d find it funny if a black guy felt dressing like a Hasidic Jew would help make him look less suspicious…

    Indeed just about anybody who isn’t a Hasidic Jew would have a hard time passing as one up close due to their recent origin and consanguinity in an area where people are used to them. But maybe with a mask any white could.

  63. @Harry Baldwin
    @Anon

    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age

    The saying is, "The older you get, the more like yourself you become."

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Dieter Kief

    Oh – these old sayings. Just what made them so real? The experience that went into them and that now is – embedded in ’em and – does constantly send us informed greatings from our culture’s past?

    Isn’t is great how precise these things are? – And how compact?

  64. @Trelane
    Lehmann looks good in a bathing suit and I'll stand by this statement.

    Replies: @additionalMike, @Ben tillman, @duncsbaby, @Dieter Kief

    She frequently talks about being good looking – and being good at love making too.

  65. By her own standards, the man who wrote these lines quoted below has proven in hundreds (at least) of posts that he does not qualify as alt-right. That’s right Claire, isn’t it?

    The normalization of mask-wearing likely contributes to rising homicide and car-jacking rates.

  66. Has the Down Under Twitter gal, Claire,
    The IQ of a koala bear,
    Or red kangaroo,
    Or flightless emu,
    Or Dementia Joe from Delaware?

  67. Teh brothers do like going incognito.

  68. @James J O'Meara
    "Granted, East Asians tend to wear masks on the streets every flu season, but they don’t have crime rates like we do."

    I used to seem them (to use "othering" language) on public transit in NYC too. Asians or at least Asian-Americans, wearing these same disposable face masks so ubiquitous today. Frankly, it's a good idea -- I assumed they picked up the habit from home, where the crowded cities must be bacterial playgrounds (hence all the flu's and such that emerge from Asia). Of course, back then you'd look like a nut if you weren't Asian, and now it's become a sign of virtue-signaling and submission to the elite, but otherwise I'd be glad if the "pandemic" resulted in normalizing masks on transit and places like grocery stores.

    Replies: @Marquis

    normalizing masks

    If it’s such a good idea, just do it. What is it with you people that you have to have your hand held by society on every little thing?

    • Agree: fish
  69. I don’t understand why this is hard to believe? Most right-wingers that are far enough on the personality scale to hate following mandates like these are going to end up disproportionately from the White trash hick category (more Celtic than Germanic, or if they are Germanic then distributed at the lower end of ability and class).

    We aren’t talking people who care much about crime rates. Maybe if it was made more obvious that BLACKS were responsible for the majority of the increase then they would care.

    • Replies: @IgorStravinsky
    @It's Ovrer

    You seem to suffer from Factumpulledfromrectum.

    Replies: @It's Ovrer

  70. @J.Ross
    @JR Ewing

    I wear masks as a courtesy to people who ask but the reasoning has been demolished repeatedly: furthermore, masking children is downright abusive, and anecdotal signs are piling up that we have retarded our national education as effectively as if we had skipped two years of school.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Brutusale

    I used to agree with the courtesy thing, too. But, as you point out, there are negative consequences of that courtesy. I’m hard of hearing and masks exacerbate that. A lot of times I can’t tell if someone else is talking, much less to me. I’d be willing to put up with that if it were an effective way of controlling the pandemic, but it’s not. At best, you get the same actual benefits of a mask – “catching a droplet here and there,” as Fauci said – just by having the courtesy not to cough or spit into someone else’s face.

    People should know by now that the damn things really make no difference at all for the spread of a aerosolized respiratory virus, so what they are really asking for in that “courtesy” is for you to do something that does a whole lot of bad things – and normalizes something harmful to society (allowing criminals to hide is a big one) – just so they *feel* better.

    Frankly, I think it’s discourteous at this point to ask other people to wear one.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @JR Ewing

    I don't have enough [Agree]s for all your comments today, JR. The communication problem really pushed my buttons. We are told by corporate big-shots, HR people, and managers that communication is very important to our jobs. This is not getting better but worse. These new non-woven-material black glossy-looking face masks are the worst. The sound must echo around in the small space and it come out muffled all the time. On black ladies, it's a no-can-understand situation.

    That's why we must all pull our masks down to talk to each other, spit droplets be damned. Anyway, that's what we all do, after the 3rd "say again?" Everyone knows this is a farce, so that means the people wearing it are either close to being fired otherwise (my situation, and up to the limit!) or they are compliant sheep.

    Apparently, compliance with edicts out of some wishy-washy experts out of Washington, FS are more important than communication on the job. I'm glad that's settled.

    Peak Stupidity has been all over this masking stupidity - likely 50 or more posts on it - with our Kung Flu Stupidity topic key.

    As for the general gist of the situation, check out the latest, "Menstruation Nation".

  71. @Do You Even Lift
    @Ben tillman

    The only modern-day Indians I can even think of are Elizabeth Warren, Ward Churchill, and Billy Jack. I think they would fall into the "warpath" category. If they were real Indians, of course.

    Replies: @Ben tillman

    Exactly.

  72. @Abolish_public_education
    How does this mask thing work in court? I remember reading years ago how some arrogant, lawyer-judge ordered that a Muslim woman witness remove her veil because, he claimed, seeing the look on her face would help him determine her truthfulness.

    Replies: @Jack O'Fire, @Reg Cæsar

    How does the mailman officially sign a certified letter as the recipient and put it in your mailbox?
    Will that same judge rule that you actually are on notice of the letters existence?
    I’d bet he would take it as being legit, after all we can’t be too careful. We have a pandemic don’t cha know.

  73. “Right-winger” seems to be gaining in usage over “conservative.”

    I guess that makes sense in a way. Not many Liberals believe in freedom and not many Conservatives resist change.

    Yet, although “left-winger” is an apt epithet for someone who believes in centralized control of the economy, eradication of traditional mores, etc., “right-winger” is not an apt epithet for someone who believes in a free market, freedom of speech, etc.

    “Left-wingers” need to focus their zeal upon real “right-wing” environments – places where there is a state religion and blasphemy against it can get you executed.

    • Replies: @Sam Malone
    @Coemgen


    “Right-winger” seems to be gaining in usage over “conservative.”
     
    Good catch. I guess it's because "right-winger" sounds scary, while "conservative" sounds boring. A "right-winger" just sounds like someone who's militant and probably dangerous. A "conservative" merely makes you think of a fuddy duddy who's set in their old-fashioned ways. You might tut-tut at the conservative, but the right-wing bomb-thrower needs to be actively disarmed.

    Worse from the perspective of the hysterical liberal activist, "conservative" may evoke a certain staid gentility, or even some noble, though misguided, commitment to tradition. That doesn't make for a suitably wicked and violent enemy whom the righteous must "pick up weapons" to smash, as an MSNBC host* suggested the other day. The political atmosphere is more heated than its been in a lot of people's lifetimes, and the terminology is being subtly shifted to keep pace.

    * https://video.foxnews.com/v/6293413407001#sp=show-clips

  74. Maybe it has something to do with most of the victims being dindus rather than right wingers.

  75. Why would right-wingers be incensed by soaring homicide rates?

    That’s the left-wingers’ problem. And they care less than conservatives do. Philly DA Krasner says there’s no crisis of lawlessness or violence, and we must take him at his word. He’s not saying there isn’t an increase, mind you. He’s just saying it isn’t a crisis. It isn’t; they don’t care.

    Now, does Claire find it hard to believe that left-wingers are more incensed by right-wingers who don’t want to get the jab and wear face diapers than by the soaring homicide rate? Maybe not.

  76. @JR Ewing
    @J.Ross

    I used to agree with the courtesy thing, too. But, as you point out, there are negative consequences of that courtesy. I'm hard of hearing and masks exacerbate that. A lot of times I can't tell if someone else is talking, much less to me. I'd be willing to put up with that if it were an effective way of controlling the pandemic, but it's not. At best, you get the same actual benefits of a mask - "catching a droplet here and there," as Fauci said - just by having the courtesy not to cough or spit into someone else's face.

    People should know by now that the damn things really make no difference at all for the spread of a aerosolized respiratory virus, so what they are really asking for in that "courtesy" is for you to do something that does a whole lot of bad things - and normalizes something harmful to society (allowing criminals to hide is a big one) - just so they *feel* better.

    Frankly, I think it's discourteous at this point to ask other people to wear one.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t have enough [Agree]s for all your comments today, JR. The communication problem really pushed my buttons. We are told by corporate big-shots, HR people, and managers that communication is very important to our jobs. This is not getting better but worse. These new non-woven-material black glossy-looking face masks are the worst. The sound must echo around in the small space and it come out muffled all the time. On black ladies, it’s a no-can-understand situation.

    That’s why we must all pull our masks down to talk to each other, spit droplets be damned. Anyway, that’s what we all do, after the 3rd “say again?” Everyone knows this is a farce, so that means the people wearing it are either close to being fired otherwise (my situation, and up to the limit!) or they are compliant sheep.

    Apparently, compliance with edicts out of some wishy-washy experts out of Washington, FS are more important than communication on the job. I’m glad that’s settled.

    Peak Stupidity has been all over this masking stupidity – likely 50 or more posts on it – with our Kung Flu Stupidity topic key.

    As for the general gist of the situation, check out the latest, “Menstruation Nation”.

  77. @Reg Cæsar
    @jcd1974


    Because only stupid people could possibly be concerned about individual liberty.
     
    Almost always, "muh" is followed by something of value to us, if not the speaker. One of the worst memes ever.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Agree — I was just about to say it’s long past time for everyone to please retire “muh”

  78. @Achmed E. Newman

    Granted, East Asians tend to wear masks on the streets every flu season, but they don’t have crime rates like we do.
     
    I can't report on other Orientals, but the Chinese have been known, by me, to wear those face mask outside for the smog. I know Los Angelenos wouldn't have been caught dead doing that (unless during a bank robbery) in the 1970s, but I don't think the smog there was anything like the smog has been in Chinese cities.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Insouciant

    the Chinese have been known, by me, to wear those face mask outside for the smog. . . . Los Angelenos wouldn’t have been caught dead doing that

    In the old days Pittsburgh had terrible pollution from the steel mills (the source of millionaire wealth & the city’s prosperity). Street lights came on at 3:00pm.

    Haven’t seen old news articles about Pittsburghers wearing masks against the pollution.*

    After the millionaires built their mansions in the city, their solution to the pollution was to move out of town. And so Sewickley was born, 12 miles up (or down) the Ohio river. Dozens of neighborhoods were just abandoned, then slums, now some are gentrified.

    Today, the former US Steel Building is owned by the hospital industry which is the biggest employer in the city, maybe the whole state. Pittsburgh runs on “meds and Eds”. So getting sick & spending a week or 3 in the hospital is a civic virtue.

    *Don’t know that old time Pittsburghers wore masks, but every old house in Pittsburgh has a toilet in the basement, where ‘father’ was to wash up before coming upstairs to dinner.

  79. Every few years I briefly wonder if I’m missing anything by not using Twitter. Here’s to another few years!

  80. Along with masks don’t forget the feature-distorting ladies’ stockings often worn by thugs and mob muscle, at least on TV. And then there’s the full metal helmet worn by circa-1950 good guy Commander Cody

    Commando Cody's unique mode of travel in "Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe" (1953)

  81. @Hypnotoad666
    When I was a kid watching 1960s cowboy TV shows, the term “masked man” was a synonym for “criminal.”

    Now it's a synonym for undercover feds:

    https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/white-supremacist-group-patriot-front-crashes-anti-abortion-rally-in-the-loop

    Replies: @teo toon

    Agree.

  82. The east Asian thing is quite odd. I remember seeing that before the scamdemic. Do they have any evidence that it works? I suspect not. Even worse, I fear this will become a trend here every winter even if they do decide to end it. The real question is, will governments mandate masks every flu season now?

  83. @HammerJack
    @Currahee

    It's a perplexing remark. Her contention is that right-wingers aren't concerned about the recent explosion in violent crime. Yet she is also one of those who jumps on any right-winger who dares to mention the recent explosion of violent crime.

    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She's safe.

    Replies: @Currahee, @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks, guess that is as close to a rational answer as possible.

  84. “The normalization of mask-wearing likely contributes to rising homicide and car-jacking rates.”

    Well, it’s worth it if it saves just one boomer’s life on the golf course.

  85. @usNthem
    Mind your own damn business, shelia. Do something useful like calling out your own psycho OZ governors, for instance.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @martin_2

    Lehmann – that’s a Nordic name right?

  86. @usNthem
    Mind your own damn business, shelia. Do something useful like calling out your own psycho OZ governors, for instance.

    Replies: @Mike Tre, @martin_2

    Yes I assumed this tart was at least an American commenting on American affairs. It turns out she’s Australian. What has what Yanks think and do have to do with her? Does she ever comment on what Brazilians or Nigerians or Filipinos think and do in Brazil or Nigeria or the Philippines?

    I think White people in places like Australia do this because the USA is still perceived as being a “White” country and White people are presumed by liberals to be more rational than other races. White liberals assume that White people are (genetically) morally superior to non-Whites so more is expected of them.

    Furthermore. Her argument is a bit incoherent. If she finds it “hard to believe” that right wingers are more worried about masks than homicides then this implies that she thinks that right wingers in the USA are usually sensible. Surely she should have written “I am not surprised” that blah blah blah.

  87. @Anon
    The paradox that traits become more heritable as you age is showing up in Claire Lehmann: She is exhibiting more and more of her Jewishness as the years go on. Her home country of Australia is at the extreme end of the lockdown gradient, yet she has no trouble in ridiculing Americans who think lockdowns have gone too far. Australia has only a fifth of the Jews, per capita, one in 250, as the U.S., one in 50, yet the founder of the main contrarian website in Australia is Jewish. At least she's not lesbian.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Lurker, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    I think she’s exhibiting her Aussie-ness. They already disarmed the populace, and are used to white-levels of crime, generally–not the urban mélange currently in vogue in large US cities.

    Also, legacy media pursues an oppositional partisan approach to anything considered rightwing (masks/mandate opposition), and has no desire to publicize the source of the heightened crime infecting the country.

    It’s not about what right-wingers are incensed about–it’s what legacy media says right-wingers are incensed about. Lehmann has been captured by the media narrative. You think Lehmann’s media background would alert her to such obvious observations, but you’d be wrong.

  88. @Dube
    "The Lone Ranger went into town in disguise...."

    He's the one with pale skin in the shape of an eye mask.

    Replies: @John Henry, @Forbes

    “The Lone Ranger went into town in disguise costume….”

    Better.

  89. @Currahee
    I am perplexed by Lehman's comment, can someone explain her reasoning or purpose?

    Replies: @JimDandy, @HammerJack, @duncsbaby, @Forbes

    I wrote a reply to #3 above that might answer your question.

  90. @duncsbaby
    @Trelane

    Yep, if you disagree, just go to her instagram account where she posts many pics of her long, lithesome bod.

    Replies: @Alden, @Zumbuddi, @Brutusale

    So that’s why Claire’s so popular with the men of UNZ. Enjoy.

  91. @Coemgen
    "Right-winger" seems to be gaining in usage over "conservative."

    I guess that makes sense in a way. Not many Liberals believe in freedom and not many Conservatives resist change.

    Yet, although "left-winger" is an apt epithet for someone who believes in centralized control of the economy, eradication of traditional mores, etc., "right-winger" is not an apt epithet for someone who believes in a free market, freedom of speech, etc.

    "Left-wingers" need to focus their zeal upon real "right-wing" environments - places where there is a state religion and blasphemy against it can get you executed.

    Replies: @Sam Malone

    “Right-winger” seems to be gaining in usage over “conservative.”

    Good catch. I guess it’s because “right-winger” sounds scary, while “conservative” sounds boring. A “right-winger” just sounds like someone who’s militant and probably dangerous. A “conservative” merely makes you think of a fuddy duddy who’s set in their old-fashioned ways. You might tut-tut at the conservative, but the right-wing bomb-thrower needs to be actively disarmed.

    Worse from the perspective of the hysterical liberal activist, “conservative” may evoke a certain staid gentility, or even some noble, though misguided, commitment to tradition. That doesn’t make for a suitably wicked and violent enemy whom the righteous must “pick up weapons” to smash, as an MSNBC host* suggested the other day. The political atmosphere is more heated than its been in a lot of people’s lifetimes, and the terminology is being subtly shifted to keep pace.

    * https://video.foxnews.com/v/6293413407001#sp=show-clips

  92. I must conclude that Twitter twit Claire Lehmann has never visited iSteve’s blog here on Unz.

    Though COVID in general has probably generated more column inches by iSteve, murder rates increasing in the US have been given approximately the same frequency and coverage.

    And given the lack of coverage in propaganda media about murder rates, iSteve’s coverage deserves special attention and applause.

    Of course in Claire’s limited thinking, only “right-wingers” are to held responsible for this alleged problem.

    Left-wing establishment parrot media (like ABC she cites) rarely cover the Summer of George murder escalation and instead focus on finding nonexistent “white supremacists” or the details of the tiny FBI run Proud Boys club.

    All of those murders are due to “gun violence” where “shots rang out” and non Whites just happened to be strolling nearby. Just ask Claire.

    • Agree: Barbarossa
  93. @J.Ross
    @JR Ewing

    I wear masks as a courtesy to people who ask but the reasoning has been demolished repeatedly: furthermore, masking children is downright abusive, and anecdotal signs are piling up that we have retarded our national education as effectively as if we had skipped two years of school.

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Brutusale

    Nope. Asking me to put on a proven-useless mask is dominance signaling.

    • Agree: JR Ewing
  94. So clueless Claire finds it hard to believe that some people are more concerned with their own health and well-being than they are with the nameless, faceless urban dwellers who exhibit no concern for their own lives or those of their children.

    I find it hard to believe she’s that stupi–nah, I don’t.

  95. @duncsbaby
    @Currahee

    Lehmann is a promoter of pandemic hysteria. She rankles at any criticism of Australia's covid restrictions, especially from Americans.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Lehmann is a promoter of pandemic hysteria. She rankles at any criticism of Australia’s covid restrictions, especially from Americans.

    We should rename our Karens “Sheila”:

  96. @Abolish_public_education
    How does this mask thing work in court? I remember reading years ago how some arrogant, lawyer-judge ordered that a Muslim woman witness remove her veil because, he claimed, seeing the look on her face would help him determine her truthfulness.

    Replies: @Jack O'Fire, @Reg Cæsar

    I remember reading years ago how some arrogant, lawyer-judge ordered that a Muslim woman witness remove her veil because, he claimed, seeing the look on her face would help him determine her truthfulness.

    In other words, His/Her/Their Honor demanded that she accede to our social norms, i.e., act white. That used to be a minimum requirement to immigrate.

    In our inherited culture, someone hiding behind a mask is not to be trusted. That applies in this case, too. No, she shouldn’t be forced to remove her veil, but she shouldn’t be allowed to testify, unless her life was under threat. Courts can set reasonable limits.

  97. But Claire, I thought…um…we weren’t allowed to acknowledge spiking crime rates.

    It’s probably all white supremacists lynching blacks. Yeah, that’s got to be it.

  98. @HammerJack
    @Currahee

    It's a perplexing remark. Her contention is that right-wingers aren't concerned about the recent explosion in violent crime. Yet she is also one of those who jumps on any right-winger who dares to mention the recent explosion of violent crime.

    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She's safe.

    Replies: @Currahee, @Reg Cæsar

    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She’s safe.

    Australia’s Capital Territory (along with Jervis Bay Territory; ever hear of that?) is represented in both houses of their national legislature. Ours is in neither. (Though it does have three seats in our temporary third house.)

    If you need yet another argument against DC statehood, here it is.

    As for Claire,

    • Replies: @sb
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Australian Capital Territory ( ACT ) and the District of Colombia (DC ) may both be areas carved out to host the Federal capital city but that may be about all they have in common .
    The ACT has the highest average income and highest educational level of any Australian jurisdiction
    ( All those well paid senior Government jobs )
    It's rather like the huge campus of some big provincial university . Feels a bit artificial .
    Haven't been to Washington for several decades but I recall that only a few blocks from the Mall it felt a bit scary

    Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost, @Reg Cæsar

  99. @It's Ovrer
    I don't understand why this is hard to believe? Most right-wingers that are far enough on the personality scale to hate following mandates like these are going to end up disproportionately from the White trash hick category (more Celtic than Germanic, or if they are Germanic then distributed at the lower end of ability and class).

    We aren't talking people who care much about crime rates. Maybe if it was made more obvious that BLACKS were responsible for the majority of the increase then they would care.

    Replies: @IgorStravinsky

    You seem to suffer from Factumpulledfromrectum.

    • Replies: @It's Ovrer
    @IgorStravinsky

    Which part confuses or offends you? The fact that Celts are lower IQ, lower achieving, more tribal and more clannish, than Germanic populations?

    Or the fact that these traits would necessarily correlate with being simpletons and caring more about their personal freedoms than how many people are murdered in a given year through the use of stats and general % increase numbers.

  100. @Ripple Earthdevil
    @Mr. Anon

    And then there's this:

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1485709719469977600

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Reg Cæsar, @El Dato

    Being attacked by rabid sheep.

  101. @duncsbaby
    @Anon

    I don't think Claire is Jewish. Her maiden name is Jensen. I'm not even sure she married a Jew. Her father-in-law, Geoffrey Lehmann, might be Jewish, but he was educated at a Church of England school. I'm not at all familiar with his poetry but from scanning the titles they don't seem to promote or exhibit any Jewish sensibility.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Lehmann#Bibliography

    Replies: @Flip

    Supposedly Lehmann with two Ns is German not Yiddish.

  102. Without expressing an opinion on Ms Lehmann , isn’t it a bit rich for commentators here to object to non Americans passing comment on American subjects ?
    What’s the expression ? What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander .

    Just one observation of Australians : Australians consider homicide to be a really, really big deal .
    A homicide , any homicide , will generally become the lead news story.
    PS I doubt Lehmann is Jewish but don’t know for sure .Jews are a much smaller minority in Australia than in the US
    She may well just be a Jewish fellow traveller – which can be a good career move for her line of work

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @sb

    Anyone who's been doing it should stop divining Jewishness from names or noses and instead ask, is this person serving Ramphan/globohomo/supremacism/the current Western establishment.

  103. @Reg Cæsar
    @HammerJack


    To anyone outside of an echo chamber, this might present a conundrum of sorts. She’s safe.
     
    Australia's Capital Territory (along with Jervis Bay Territory; ever hear of that?) is represented in both houses of their national legislature. Ours is in neither. (Though it does have three seats in our temporary third house.)

    If you need yet another argument against DC statehood, here it is.

    As for Claire,


    https://twitter.com/clairlemon/status/1485896481823686663?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

    Replies: @sb

    The Australian Capital Territory ( ACT ) and the District of Colombia (DC ) may both be areas carved out to host the Federal capital city but that may be about all they have in common .
    The ACT has the highest average income and highest educational level of any Australian jurisdiction
    ( All those well paid senior Government jobs )
    It’s rather like the huge campus of some big provincial university . Feels a bit artificial .
    Haven’t been to Washington for several decades but I recall that only a few blocks from the Mall it felt a bit scary

    • Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost
    @sb

    Oh DC has a huge artificial aspect to it too, right next to some scary parts. It’s basically half overcredentialed and overpaid partisan lemmings and half third world dystopia.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @sb


    The ACT has the highest average income and highest educational level of any Australian jurisdiction
     
    This is true of the District as well:

    States and territories ranked by median household income

    States and territories ranked by per capita income

    List of U.S. states and territories by educational attainment

    It's an artifact of ranking a city proper along with states, which have multiple cities and their hinterlands.
  104. @jcd1974
    "muh freedom"

    Because only stupid people could possibly be concerned about individual liberty.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Je Suis Omar Mateen

    Women don’t care about or even enjoy freedom, so her ‘muh freedumb’ sneer is characteristic of her accursed kind. And women are sexually aroused by wearing facediapers because it is submissive behavior.

    Women have no valid opinions viz the virus hoax.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen


    Women have no valid opinions viz the virus hoax.
     
    Ummm...ever heard of Heather Heying?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  105. @The Ringmaster
    Lehmann really is the master of the dumb take.

    Replies: @Gordo, @J.Ross

    Safety valve.

  106. @sb
    Without expressing an opinion on Ms Lehmann , isn't it a bit rich for commentators here to object to non Americans passing comment on American subjects ?
    What's the expression ? What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander .

    Just one observation of Australians : Australians consider homicide to be a really, really big deal .
    A homicide , any homicide , will generally become the lead news story.
    PS I doubt Lehmann is Jewish but don't know for sure .Jews are a much smaller minority in Australia than in the US
    She may well just be a Jewish fellow traveller - which can be a good career move for her line of work

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Anyone who’s been doing it should stop divining Jewishness from names or noses and instead ask, is this person serving Ramphan/globohomo/supremacism/the current Western establishment.

  107. @The Ringmaster
    Lehmann really is the master of the dumb take.

    Replies: @Gordo, @J.Ross

    Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe is the dumbest twit on Twitter.

  108. @duncsbaby
    @Trelane

    Yep, if you disagree, just go to her instagram account where she posts many pics of her long, lithesome bod.

    Replies: @Alden, @Zumbuddi, @Brutusale

    I don’t think she’s that attractive.
    Wouldn’t want my little girl to have a face like Claire’s.

    Maybe standing next to a short, dark, not-so-attractive male makes her feel whiter, brighter, taller — i.e. more like the Norse-type she envies.

  109. @sb
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Australian Capital Territory ( ACT ) and the District of Colombia (DC ) may both be areas carved out to host the Federal capital city but that may be about all they have in common .
    The ACT has the highest average income and highest educational level of any Australian jurisdiction
    ( All those well paid senior Government jobs )
    It's rather like the huge campus of some big provincial university . Feels a bit artificial .
    Haven't been to Washington for several decades but I recall that only a few blocks from the Mall it felt a bit scary

    Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost, @Reg Cæsar

    Oh DC has a huge artificial aspect to it too, right next to some scary parts. It’s basically half overcredentialed and overpaid partisan lemmings and half third world dystopia.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @John Milton’s Ghost


    Oh DC has a huge artificial aspect to it too
     
    Central DC is effectively a theme park.

    If you get a strange feeling walking around downtown, it might be that you subconsciously detect the fact that every building is exactly the same height. That's a sign of valuable land bumping up against a legal height limit. I noticed this in Barcelona, too, with older, yellower buildings.

    Those needle-towers on Manhattan's Billionaire's Row are the opposite extreme of the same spectrum.
  110. @Mr. Anon
    @Ripple Earthdevil

    Yes, I saw that too. Two white women harass a black guy for not wearing a mask. They even tell him "Black Lives Matter" - I guess to demonstrate what good allies they are, even as they are white-splaining thier mask-madness at him.

    A lot of people are just broken. The COVID regime has broken them as surely as any hot-box in a southern chain-gang camp would.

    Yes Boss! Shakin' it Boss! I got my mind right, Boss!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93z4YdF-S28

    Replies: @vinteuil

    A lot of [women] are just broken. The COVID regime has broken them as surely as any hot-box in a southern chain-gang camp would.

    Fixed that for you.

  111. @Je Suis Omar Mateen
    @jcd1974

    Women don't care about or even enjoy freedom, so her 'muh freedumb' sneer is characteristic of her accursed kind. And women are sexually aroused by wearing facediapers because it is submissive behavior.

    Women have no valid opinions viz the virus hoax.

    Replies: @vinteuil

    Women have no valid opinions viz the virus hoax.

    Ummm…ever heard of Heather Heying?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @vinteuil


    Ummm…ever heard of Heather Heying?
     
    How much can one learn about women hanging around Orlando discos and bathhouses, as Omar is known to do?
  112. @John Milton’s Ghost
    @sb

    Oh DC has a huge artificial aspect to it too, right next to some scary parts. It’s basically half overcredentialed and overpaid partisan lemmings and half third world dystopia.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Oh DC has a huge artificial aspect to it too

    Central DC is effectively a theme park.

    If you get a strange feeling walking around downtown, it might be that you subconsciously detect the fact that every building is exactly the same height. That’s a sign of valuable land bumping up against a legal height limit. I noticed this in Barcelona, too, with older, yellower buildings.

    Those needle-towers on Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row are the opposite extreme of the same spectrum.

  113. @sb
    @Reg Cæsar

    The Australian Capital Territory ( ACT ) and the District of Colombia (DC ) may both be areas carved out to host the Federal capital city but that may be about all they have in common .
    The ACT has the highest average income and highest educational level of any Australian jurisdiction
    ( All those well paid senior Government jobs )
    It's rather like the huge campus of some big provincial university . Feels a bit artificial .
    Haven't been to Washington for several decades but I recall that only a few blocks from the Mall it felt a bit scary

    Replies: @John Milton’s Ghost, @Reg Cæsar

    The ACT has the highest average income and highest educational level of any Australian jurisdiction

    This is true of the District as well:

    States and territories ranked by median household income

    States and territories ranked by per capita income

    List of U.S. states and territories by educational attainment

    It’s an artifact of ranking a city proper along with states, which have multiple cities and their hinterlands.

  114. @vinteuil
    @Je Suis Omar Mateen


    Women have no valid opinions viz the virus hoax.
     
    Ummm...ever heard of Heather Heying?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Ummm…ever heard of Heather Heying?

    How much can one learn about women hanging around Orlando discos and bathhouses, as Omar is known to do?

  115. @duncsbaby
    @Trelane

    Yep, if you disagree, just go to her instagram account where she posts many pics of her long, lithesome bod.

    Replies: @Alden, @Zumbuddi, @Brutusale

    She’s the same height as my girlfriend, with slightly smaller boobs and slightly wider hips. And my girlfriend is twice her age.

    Not impressed.

  116. …the fact that homicide rates have soared all over the country

    Now when you say “all over the country” did you perhaps mean “exclusively in liberal strongholds”?

  117. This Lehmann’s social media feed looks more like a Kardashian than a typical female journalist. And there’s a lot of attractive female journalists, but not as many posting this many pictures of their bodies. Though as Steve Sailer notes many of them do like to talk about bodies especially if they can swing the discussion towards praising some quality they have as an ideal, which Lehmann most recently tried to do with her height. In addition to posting revealing photos of her body, Lehmann also likes to talk about her sexual habits, including her stamina and and the enjoyment of taking it up her bum.

    Not sure why anyone would take this woman seriously. Scrolling through her website, there’s very little on there that I would want to read as opposed to the Unz website where I find the content quite catching.

  118. I still find it hard to believe that right-wingers in the US are more incensed by wearing a mask & having to take a vaccine because ‘muh freedom’

    Well, this tells us more about Ms Claire than “right wingers” (sic).

    She is telling us that when the government tells you you should do something, you should do it. No need to think about it. She is devoid of intellect. She reckons that “right wingers” don’t get the vaccine because of ‘muh freedom.’ It doesn’t occur to her that people analyze the prospect of the vaccine and make a conscience decision to not get it, each for their own reasons. It doesn’t occur to her because that’s not what she did. It’s not in her nature. Government said, “Get it,” so she got it. Why wouldn’t you?

    Note the change in society. 50 years ago, the Left said, “You can’t trust government.”

  119. @IgorStravinsky
    @It's Ovrer

    You seem to suffer from Factumpulledfromrectum.

    Replies: @It's Ovrer

    Which part confuses or offends you? The fact that Celts are lower IQ, lower achieving, more tribal and more clannish, than Germanic populations?

    Or the fact that these traits would necessarily correlate with being simpletons and caring more about their personal freedoms than how many people are murdered in a given year through the use of stats and general % increase numbers.

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