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From Taki’s Magazine:

The Bonfire of the Insanities

Steve Sailer, June 03, 2020

White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014. …

The Democratic Party, though, saw itself as so morally beholden to blacks that it wound up outsourcing the job of picking its nominee to the church ladies of South Carolina. And they went for that nice Joe Biden, because he was such a properly deferential flunky to America’s first black president. …

Joe, however, is not getting any younger.

So, perhaps as Plan B, the Deep State and the media could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war and then…something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!

But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution. They’re less suited for engineering a coup than for boosting Air Jordans and Yeezys. So, ironically, the blue-state elites’ favorite pets are now smashing up Santa Monica and SoHo, because blue cities have cooler shoe stores than Trump’s Flyover Country.

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. In a similar vein:

    This riot is brought to you by Nike
    Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety

    https://spectator.us/riot-brought-nike-looting-minneapolis-new-york-dc/

    [MORE]

    US Politics
    This riot is brought to you by Nike
    Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety
    Daniel McCarthy

    In Chicago last weekend 82 people were shot, 22 of them fatally. Between May 2019 and late May 2020, homicide claimed the lives of over 300 black men in the city. That’s not a police brutality problem, that’s a problem of insufficient police power being deployed to stop violent criminals. If the death of one man, George Floyd, while under arrest in Minneapolis is cause for nationwide protests, why don’t the deaths of hundreds of George Floyds every year prick the conscience of protesters that much more?

    Better yet, why don’t the antifa kids who are mighty bold with the police go and toss bricks at the gangbangers in Chicago? Because unlike the police, the gangs will shoot them dead. The rioters setting America ablaze are cowards: they riot only because they know they face no danger from the police.

    These protests and riots are not a revolution, they’re a celebration. This is a victory lap for a moral revolution in education, one that has created a mythology in which police and other traditional authorities are automatically assumed to be evil while young vandals who riot on the pretext of social justice are holy innocents. A change in religion often means the heroes of the old faith become the demons of the new while yesterday’s vices become today’s virtues. Intersectionality, to give the new faith just one of its legion of names, has replaced Christianity, particularly the bourgeois, patriotic Christian morality that supplied America’s elite institutions with their ethos until rather recently. The revolution didn’t take place on the streets — and nothing is as stupid as conservatives who think they need to learn Saul Alinsky’s organizational tactics. That’s just theater. The real power lies not with protesters or rioters but with the moral authority that creates protesters in the first place and that prevents police from suppressing the rioters.

    Why are police reluctant to put down the mayhem in the streets? Because they’re not allowed to: they answer to politicians who are afraid of being called bad names in the press and who need the support of the rioters’ upper-middle-class enablers. Those enablers include not only Democrats but also a great many elite libertarians and non-Trump Republicans; and not only the media and academy, with their known liberal bias, but also corporate America.

    Take Nike. You might think the sneaker company would be upset about having its stores ransacked. But think again. You’re stealing Nikes? That just proves that Nike is the footwear brand of the revolution. That cool, edgy looter you see with his liberated Nikes is a walking advertisement, better than any money can buy. Others who admire the authenticity and passion and living purity of the looter — white suburban teens, for example, or progressive Ivy League lawyers — will now go out and buy Nikes so they can be part of the revolution, too.

    Anyway, it’s not like the revolution is going to expropriate the sneaker factories — those have already been profitably relocated to countries under communist rule. Woke capitalism and the communism that employs the most brutal policing imaginable against the likes of Uighurs and Tibetans make perfect allies. Of course, corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety — or any other non-Western kind. As the Financial Times reports, amid this week’s riots, ‘Some companies devoted their advertising resources to responding to the crisis, with Nike — whose usual slogan is “Just Do It” — distributing a video telling Americans: “For once, Don’t Do It. Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America.”’ Yes, Nike, there is a problem in America. Thank God we have corporations to watch out for our consciences.

    A nation like ours has many power centers. The alignment of those power centers is what determines cultural force and, in the long run, political success as well. Corporate executives, celebrities, academics, editorialists, and even many religious leaders — not at all exclusively from liberal denominations — in general oppose the police and support the protests, and if they think the rioters go to excess, they’re inclined to think it’s just a case of misplaced zeal or an excusable response to oppression. The master framework that applies before any facts are considered — facts like the real cause of most violent deaths among blacks in America today, or even investigation into the facts about George Floyd’s death — is a moral framework that designates saints and sinners, victims and oppressors.

    (Regarding Floyd’s death, according to TMZ the Hennepin County medical examiner determined that he suffered a heart attack during the arrest, with fentanyl in his system. Floyd complained about being unable to breathe before he was pinned down by the arresting officers — and shortness of breath certainly seems like a plausible effect of fentanyl or a heart attack, or both. That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force, but it’s not the scenario that most of the protesters’ supporters seem to take for granted. An examiner hired by Floyd’s family disputes the findings. Both examiners say homicide was the ‘manner of death’.)

    ***

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Mr McKenna

    The neverending Conversation on Race (blacks) will be sponsored by Woke Capital.

  2. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That’s part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it’s more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don’t really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We’re seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we’ll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can’t be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won’t be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It’s weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I’ve heard no serious policy proposals. It’s all very vague that somehow Donal Trump’s fault and if we remove him from office all the ‘not okay’ness will disappear. It’s weirdly childish. No ‘this kind of training led to it, let’s stop it’, just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

    Hell Conan had Van ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Jones on to talk about ‘What’s next’, indeed.

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    • Agree: hhsiii
    • Disagree: VinnyVette
    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Altai

    Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @danand, @Nicholas Stix

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Altai

    That's the best summary of the George Floyd case I've come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl -

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Morton's toes, @Known Fact, @carol, @anonymous

    , @Anonymous
    @Altai


    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to.
     
    We don’t know that Chauvin’s knee killed Floyd. The city coroner in fact found no evidence of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation.

    Floyd could have died from the fentanyl that was in his system. He could have died of a heart attack from the struggle of resisting arrest. He could have died from police pressure on his torso. But you don’t know how much pressure was being applied and in any case police officers have a right to pin a suspect who is resisting arrest.

    You don’t know what police procedures there are, and you don’t know all the circumstances of the arrest, so you aren’t in a good position to judge competence.

    You don’t know whether the officers intended to harm Floyd. In fact, most of the evidence indicates that they did not. So you aren’t in any position to judge “malice.”

    Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges.
     
    That depends on the facts and circumstances. What did Minneapolis police guidelines allow for? (They permit neck restraints in some circumstances.). Was pressure on his neck the cause of death? How much pressure was there and on what part? If the knee was hurting Floyd, was the officer aware of it? What considerations did the officers weigh in deciding whether to pin Floyd?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Altai
    @Altai

    I completely forgot Seth Meyers who has totally blurred the line between the Daily Show and it's spinoffs and a normal talkshow. Look at that face.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqgzTwY6ZYk

    'Deranged response'. There's that lack of self-reflection...

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    , @VinnyVette
    @Altai

    None of this can be laid at Trump's feet. This debacle is democrat owned and operated! In fact he has not done what he as fuhrer in chief was expected to do.... Impose martial law in these cities and shoot to kill!

    , @Dacian Julien Soros
    @Altai

    On James Corden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii9lLJ0CfRA

    , @Seneca44
    @Altai

    You really have to wonder what these virtue signalling TV stars and protestors would actually change. There is no one on the other side arguing for more deaths in police custody irrespective of the perpetrator's race. Officer Chauvin's life is over as he knew it and he will be prosecuted under the existing laws. This event did not occur in Shithook, Alabama, but in Minneapolis which has been deep blue and liberal for at least the last 50 years. Do they want a complete withdrawal of police officers from black neighborhoods? That seems likely to result in substantially more black deaths at the hands of their own. I would love to see even one specific proposal to help with this problem. Given the huge number of criminals in our 330 million population, it is surprising that we have so few deaths in custody.

    , @Thoughts
    @Altai

    There's not a black on this planet who gives a crappola about what happened to George Floyd.

    This is about Ego and Free Stuff

    , @Hereward
    @Altai

    Jane Elliot? Is that malignant lich still aboveground?

    , @Rouetheday
    @Altai

    You know, I desperately wish George Floyd had not perished last week, truly I do, if for no other reason than that he would be able to film one of those 'cuckold' videos with James Corden and his Missus.

    , @Ian Smith
    @Altai

    https://www.newsweek.com/george-floyd-was-fentanyl-medical-examiner-says-experts-dispute-cause-death-1507982

    He was a junkie and a life long criminal. He died because of his bad life choices; Chauvin dindu nuffin wrong.

    , @IfYou
    @Altai

    It’s a shame Shaq is going to lose all those endorsement deals and that TNT gig for being such a douchey co-worker all those years ago. (And I suppose Grant Hill, too, for thinking it’s so hilarious.)

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/grant-hill-explains-why-shaquille-oneal-choked-out-a-suns-teammate-before-a-game/
    “it was typical Shaq,” Grant Hill said.

    Oh wait, narrative uber alles. Chuckers are like fascists or something, I guess.

    , @MattinLA
    @Altai

    Jesus, Jane Elliot, that evil, hideous, racist crone, is still alive? I guess fealty to Satan does have some advantages...

  3. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:

    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”, yet the footage I’ve seen lately of one negro beating multiple cops to a pulp at the same time, etc, makes me seriously question that.

    It seems the only thing that makes an American cop “tough” is his gun, politically deprive him of his ability to defend himself with it and he is no tougher than an unarmed “British bobbie”. In fact maybe less tough as I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it’s all they’ve ever known.

    • Agree: VinnyVette
    • LOL: Slimer
    • Replies: @Slimer
    @Anonymous

    Link to the video?

    , @fnn
    @Anonymous

    Are you really dumb enough to think that every cop should be an MMA fighter?

    , @danand
    @Anonymous


    “I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it’s all they’ve ever known.”
     
    #245, you may be right:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8thJ4

    Looks like many of the UK protesters are similar in demographic to ours, young, other than black, women:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8pf2V

    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383747/Thousands-Black-Lives-Matter-protestors-head-Londons-Hyde-Park.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Single malt, @silviosilver

    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Anonymous


    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”

     

    They are. This current situation is a most unusual aberration.

    In most countries, the current situation would be considered very strange. In America, it's literally unbelievable.

    Our cops typically respond with massive force, not with timidity. It's breathtaking to see people fighting with cops like this. This is NOT the America that we're accustomed to over here.

    Lots of American cops are scary and intimidating. They seldomly take abuse like this. If you have a bad interaction with a cop, it's easy to end up arrested and physically brutalized.

    I think a lot of Americans can't believe what's happening. Especially in the highly policed upper-class areas, like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Manhattan.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  4. As usual, Steve nails it.

    • Agree: Tono Bungay
    • Replies: @animalogic
    @Redneck farmer

    Nailed what?
    That all this hysterical bullshit will make a "dime's worth of difference" in a month or two?
    Let's all say "strawman".
    These riots/protests -- whatever, so far have all the political significance of a British country fete....
    Antifa, BLM, are political dunces, useless (or "useful idiots" ?) & probably counterproductive to genuine political change.

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    , @Light Minded
    @Redneck farmer

    iSteve almost perfectly nails it: it is not that they are treated as "Sacred Cows", they are treated as Pets. That explains the "elite view" that they "lack agency", their spoiled dependency on the welfare state, and their rage: they know that they are being infantilized and being encouraged to mouth victimization excuses: big frustrated babies. They have lost all self-respect and they know it. Back in the day, i am told, high born slaves "taught" their uncouth master's high class ways of speech and demeanor, what was know as "Cool" - reserved, aloof, dignified.

  5. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    Really what it comes down to and what this most reminds me of is the Prague Spring. There is as little racism towards black people as there has ever been in America, maybe as there ever can or will be. And it’s impossible to seriously ask for it to become any less acceptable.

    What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America. Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can’t be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that’s what it’s really about and play the video.

    • Replies: @IHTG
    @Altai

    Good posts.

    , @Some Guy
    @Altai


    there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised
     
    What about the black belt in the southern US?

    https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/ (most visible at the zoomed out maximally)

    , @Anonymous
    @Altai


    Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can’t be appeased because there are no real demands.
     
    There are no widespread demands for a black American homeland because blacks want continued access to white people and white society. Similarly, there are no widespread demands for more segregation, which would approximate the autonomy of a homeland.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Altai


    "What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America."
     
    False. Black America is not "marginalized", it is absurdly valorized. Both political parties prostrate themselves before every black demand, no matter how petty or ludicrous. There is "discontent" only the sense that a spoiled child is discontented with getting everything it wants.

    "So we get this kind of vague protest that can’t be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that’s what it’s really about and play the video."
     
    True. But to them that's a feature, not a bug.

    Replies: @Altai

    , @Joseph Doaks
    @Altai

    "What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalized minority in America."

    Yes, and it's a problem without a solution.

  6. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.

    • Agree: Kyle, animalogic
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @hhsiii

    There's no doubt in my mind that when the history is written, if it's even slightly honest it will have to mention that context.

    People are mad at what's happened, we're not permitted to focus the anger upon China or upon Democrat leaders, so the natural "approved" target is mythical white supremacy .

    , @danand
    @hhsiii


    “Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.”
     
    https://flic.kr/p/2j8uxbd

    Both kindling and cooped up, no fire. Local news story today:



    , @Nicholas Stix
    @hhsiii

    Blacks weren't cooped up. They flagrantly violated all the rules that whites slavishly followed, yet the blacks rioted, while the whites didn't.

    Replies: @hhsiii

  7. Flyover country does have some pretty cool work boot stores. Work boots are the first thing I’d loot… if it ever came to that. But it won’t. Kinda funny that I haven’t heard about any looting at work boot shops.

    • Replies: @animalogic
    @Kyle

    I'd like to loot an aircraft carrier -- I'm a bit piggy at the trough.

  8. Steve: “The Bonfire of the Insanities”

    Defunct DC comics superhero “the Blue Pencil” helpfully informs the readers…

    One of your “s”-s is unnecessary.

    • Agree: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Perhaps the Blue Pencil should graduate to reading books?

  9. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    That’s the best summary of the George Floyd case I’ve come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl –

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    • Agree: Ian Smith, bruce county
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @Dieter Kief

    Needs to mention his past record of arrests, home invasions etc.

    , @Morton's toes
    @Dieter Kief

    You left out the part where he had a felony conviction for leading four of his other crack dealer business associates on a home invasion--drug--cash--armed robbery. Victim was one of their other crack dealer business associates. He was 33 y. o. when he did the crime.

    He was a scumbag piece of shit and his death was actually not a bad thing at all.

    , @Known Fact
    @Dieter Kief

    Don't forget Armed Robber/Home Invader

    Could they at least reserve their "outrage" for a more sympathetic victim, much like Rosa Parks reportedly was subbed in for some less telegenic individual.

    Replies: @David In TN

    , @carol
    @Dieter Kief

    I worry we'll end up with a dangerously weak and emasculated UK-style law enforcement, in overreaction to isolated incidents. Like the useless cop in Billions or the two fools on patrol in Last of the Summer Wine.

    Just time-servers playing it safe.

    , @anonymous
    @Dieter Kief

    excellent, but you forgot to mention a few other George features:

    Decided to commit a felony

    Decided to resist arrest

    Threw HIMSELF on ground to avoid arrest

    Was saying 'I can't breathe' BEFORE knee on head (not neck)

    Replies: @Corvinus

  10. @Anonymous
    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”, yet the footage I’ve seen lately of one negro beating multiple cops to a pulp at the same time, etc, makes me seriously question that.

    It seems the only thing that makes an American cop “tough” is his gun, politically deprive him of his ability to defend himself with it and he is no tougher than an unarmed “British bobbie”. In fact maybe less tough as I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it's all they've ever known.

    Replies: @Slimer, @fnn, @danand, @JohnnyWalker123

    Link to the video?

  11. Wow. Great – Bonfire of the Insanities!

    Whether the idea that blacks are the holy cows of the US public sphere will make any impression on the dispossesed and huddled – and other kinds of people on – – 7th Avenue? I don’t know. Everything is so complicated, because everybody is now on 7th Avenue. Not only the posh and rich radical chic people, but also those who are mau-mauing the Flak-catchers.

    Maybe there’s a lack of Flak-catchers too? President Trump seems to have taken care of this problem by now.

    II (beware – entrance only for the crazy ones)

    Has Tom Wolfe’s Flak-catchers been a nod to Jerome D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. He’d been on 7th Avenue too, hadn’t he? I mean, Holden Caulfield?

    Wouldn’t we be all better off if there were more Holden Caulfields and more Moviegoers (Walker Percy)? – Maybe the need for Flak-catchers would be in decline then.

    So – yeah: Wow. Bonfire of the Insanities!Almost Perfect!! I laughed hard numerous times!!!

  12. “The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.”

    With great black power, the kind that would have us on our knees, comes…zero responsibility.

    The one takeaway from listening to endless “protester” rantings over the past 5 days is that there is simply no amount of compensation, reparation, or justice that could be provided, by the nation, or the world, sufficient to set things right with the BLM coalition.

    An imperfect plan would be to offer the aggrieved a large monetary sum to reliquish their US citizenship, and leave US soil. Neither they, nor their prodigy, to return without repayment.

    To finance the US could sell the relinquished citizenship for an equally large, or larger, sum of money. Perhaps let the market decide; half a million too much, too little? Those making such a large commitment are likely to feel invested, not oppressed, are they not?

    Genetic ID those exiting, to enable sure catch and return of those with later regrets.

    Initially Liberia could be the benefactor state, this way savvy African’t American’ts that take a deal can tell themselves it’s a rightful, righteous, return to their roots. Hamilton would approve, live as kings; for surely the money will never run dry, even as it flows.

    …Damn, that helicopter that’s been circling overhead for the past half week snapped me from my dream state again.

    • Replies: @Thoughts
    @danand

    Blacks want to be Gods.

    Vicious, cruel, merciless... yet strangely cool... sneaker-wearing Gods.

    , @Hannah Katz
    @danand

    Danand, maybe we could also arrange a trade with South Africa. We send them blacks who would be delighted to live an a black ruled nation, and South Africa sends us whites, who would be delighted to live in a white ruled nation... and vote Republican in large numbers. Sounds like a win win.

    , @Anonymous
    @danand

    Any sum of money to get American blacks to leave forever is worth it in the long run. It has to be forever though.

    Blacks and the catalytic agent that has rendered them so “powerful”- for the agent’s’ purposes, not theirs-have cost us hundreds of trillions in lost opportunities.

    For the blacks, in the long run-I think of a quote from a play by Arthur Asher Miller, “the promise a stallion gives a mare”. They themselves know the majority of blacks possess the moral agency of a sexually excited horse.

  13. above criticism, but beneath agency.

    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @dearieme



    above criticism, but beneath agency.
     
    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.
     
    The only way it could have been better is "above criticism, but beneath agency, by design."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dieter Kief

    , @anon
    @dearieme


    above criticism, but beneath agency.
     
    The Un-candid Valley.
  14. @Altai
    Really what it comes down to and what this most reminds me of is the Prague Spring. There is as little racism towards black people as there has ever been in America, maybe as there ever can or will be. And it's impossible to seriously ask for it to become any less acceptable.

    What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America. Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can't be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that's what it's really about and play the video.

    Replies: @IHTG, @Some Guy, @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Joseph Doaks

    Good posts.

  15. It’s interesting that all those seemingly crazy things the “gun nuts” said all these years turned out to be 100% accurate. It’s only a matter of time before the thugs come to a suburb near you and you can not count on the government to protect you.

    “Why do you need semi automatic rifles?! ”

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    In my whitetopia East Bay Area burb I have noticed several prominent BLM signs recently going up on neighbors yards right as the rioting began. I suspect this is more than just virtue signaling or solidarity. It is a "Passover" signal to let the vibrants know to attack somewhere else. I was reading about past riots in France where the Muslim shops were not harmed. Go figure.

    It is also a signal that there is no reasoning or even talking with these people. They are wholeheartedly supporting the platform and rhetoric of the mob and they are not entertaining any white grievances or accepting that blacks are anything but victims and angels. They are letting everyone know their ears are closed and will not criticize black people for even the slightest offence. How safe.

    In both cases they are cowards and not the defiant / brave souls they like to think of themselves as. One case is to avoid the ugly black violence which they are terrified of (which is why they live in the whitest place possible) and the other so no one can accuse them of racism, the same thing they are either directly or indirectly accusing others of.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    , @Ganderson
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    Great theme song.

  16. @hhsiii
    @Altai

    Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @danand, @Nicholas Stix

    There’s no doubt in my mind that when the history is written, if it’s even slightly honest it will have to mention that context.

    People are mad at what’s happened, we’re not permitted to focus the anger upon China or upon Democrat leaders, so the natural “approved” target is mythical white supremacy .

  17. @Dieter Kief
    @Altai

    That's the best summary of the George Floyd case I've come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl -

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Morton's toes, @Known Fact, @carol, @anonymous

    Needs to mention his past record of arrests, home invasions etc.

  18. WSJ (which may be the only large “respectable” MSM outlet that would publish her):

    The Myth of Systemic Police Racism
    Hold officers accountable who use excessive force. But there’s no evidence of widespread racial bias.

    By Heather Mac Donald

    [MORE]

    George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis has revived the Obama-era narrative that law enforcement is endemically racist. On Friday, Barack Obama tweeted that for millions of black Americans, being treated differently by the criminal justice system on account of race is “tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal.’ ” Mr. Obama called on the police and the public to create a “new normal,” in which bigotry no longer “infects our institutions and our hearts.”

    Joe Biden released a video the same day in which he asserted that all African-Americans fear for their safety from “bad police” and black children must be instructed to tolerate police abuse just so they can “make it home.” That echoed a claim Mr. Obama made after the ambush murder of five Dallas officers in July 2016. During their memorial service, the president said African-American parents were right to fear that their children may be killed by police officers whenever they go outside.

    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz denounced the “stain . . . of fundamental, institutional racism” on law enforcement during a Friday press conference. He claimed blacks were right to dismiss promises of police reform as empty verbiage.

    This charge of systemic police bias was wrong during the Obama years and remains so today. However sickening the video of Floyd’s arrest, it isn’t representative of the 375 million annual contacts that police officers have with civilians. A solid body of evidence finds no structural bias in the criminal-justice system with regard to arrests, prosecution or sentencing. Crime and suspect behavior, not race, determine most police actions.

    In 2019 police officers fatally shot 1,004 people, most of whom were armed or otherwise dangerous. African-Americans were about a quarter of those killed by cops last year (235), a ratio that has remained stable since 2015. That share of black victims is less than what the black crime rate would predict, since police shootings are a function of how often officers encounter armed and violent suspects. In 2018, the latest year for which such data have been published, African-Americans made up 53% of known homicide offenders in the U.S. and commit about 60% of robberies, though they are 13% of the population.

    The police fatally shot nine unarmed blacks and 19 unarmed whites in 2019, according to a Washington Post database, down from 38 and 32, respectively, in 2015. The Post defines “unarmed” broadly to include such cases as a suspect in Newark, N.J., who had a loaded handgun in his car during a police chase. In 2018 there were 7,407 black homicide victims. Assuming a comparable number of victims last year, those nine unarmed black victims of police shootings represent 0.1% of all African-Americans killed in 2019. By contrast, a police officer is 18½ times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be killed by a police officer.

    On Memorial Day weekend in Chicago alone, 10 African-Americans were killed in drive-by shootings. Such routine violence has continued—a 72-year-old Chicago man shot in the face on May 29 by a gunman who fired about a dozen shots into a residence; two 19-year-old women on the South Side shot to death as they sat in a parked car a few hours earlier; a 16-year-old boy fatally stabbed with his own knife that same day. This past weekend, 80 Chicagoans were shot in drive-by shootings, 21 fatally, the victims overwhelmingly black. Police shootings are not the reason that blacks die of homicide at eight times the rate of whites and Hispanics combined; criminal violence is.

    The latest in a series of studies undercutting the claim of systemic police bias was published in August 2019 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers found that the more frequently officers encounter violent suspects from any given racial group, the greater the chance that a member of that group will be fatally shot by a police officer. There is “no significant evidence of antiblack disparity in the likelihood of being fatally shot by police,” they concluded.

    A 2015 Justice Department analysis of the Philadelphia Police Department found that white police officers were less likely than black or Hispanic officers to shoot unarmed black suspects. Research by Harvard economist Roland G. Fryer Jr. also found no evidence of racial discrimination in shootings. Any evidence to the contrary fails to take into account crime rates and civilian behavior before and during interactions with police.

    The false narrative of systemic police bias resulted in targeted killings of officers during the Obama presidency. The pattern may be repeating itself. Officers are being assaulted and shot at while they try to arrest gun suspects or respond to the growing riots. Police precincts and courthouses have been destroyed with impunity, which will encourage more civilization-destroying violence. If the Ferguson effect of officers backing off law enforcement in minority neighborhoods is reborn as the Minneapolis effect, the thousands of law-abiding African-Americans who depend on the police for basic safety will once again be the victims.

    The Minneapolis officers who arrested George Floyd must be held accountable for their excessive use of force and callous indifference to his distress. Police training needs to double down on de-escalation tactics. But Floyd’s death should not undermine the legitimacy of American law enforcement, without which we will continue on a path toward chaos.

    Ms. Mac Donald is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of “The War on Cops,” (Encounter Books, 2016).

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-myth-of-systemic-police-racism-11591119883?mod=mhp

    • Thanks: ben tillman
  19. I know one thing: white girls are sure into this!

    Wonder why white girls live Black Men so much and take knees for them

    You guys have lost

    We will do this when you do things we don’t like

    Get over it

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @See yeti

    "Apologize for George Foreman."

    Only Muhammad Ali can do that.

  20. Anonymous[147] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to.

    We don’t know that Chauvin’s knee killed Floyd. The city coroner in fact found no evidence of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation.

    Floyd could have died from the fentanyl that was in his system. He could have died of a heart attack from the struggle of resisting arrest. He could have died from police pressure on his torso. But you don’t know how much pressure was being applied and in any case police officers have a right to pin a suspect who is resisting arrest.

    You don’t know what police procedures there are, and you don’t know all the circumstances of the arrest, so you aren’t in a good position to judge competence.

    You don’t know whether the officers intended to harm Floyd. In fact, most of the evidence indicates that they did not. So you aren’t in any position to judge “malice.”

    Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges.

    That depends on the facts and circumstances. What did Minneapolis police guidelines allow for? (They permit neck restraints in some circumstances.). Was pressure on his neck the cause of death? How much pressure was there and on what part? If the knee was hurting Floyd, was the officer aware of it? What considerations did the officers weigh in deciding whether to pin Floyd?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Anonymous

    OneFourSeven, the verdict is guilty. There is no way that Chauvin is not going to be found guilty. You could change the venue to London, Paris or Toronto. Anything less than guilty on all charges leads to more rioting. It is the closest thing to a lynching you will see.

  21. @Altai
    Really what it comes down to and what this most reminds me of is the Prague Spring. There is as little racism towards black people as there has ever been in America, maybe as there ever can or will be. And it's impossible to seriously ask for it to become any less acceptable.

    What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America. Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can't be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that's what it's really about and play the video.

    Replies: @IHTG, @Some Guy, @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Joseph Doaks

    there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised

    What about the black belt in the southern US?

    https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/ (most visible at the zoomed out maximally)

  22. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    I completely forgot Seth Meyers who has totally blurred the line between the Daily Show and it’s spinoffs and a normal talkshow. Look at that face.

    ‘Deranged response’. There’s that lack of self-reflection…

  23. “What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America.”

    The only thing Blacks are marginalized by are their average 70 IQ’s and relentless unpredictable, impulsive violence. They can individually benefit from living in Civilization, but as group exist uncivilized. The simple fact is that in the entire history of the Black Race, they have never invented a written language, develop even the most rudimentary religious code, domesticated an animal, built a walled city with multi-story buildings, or smelted metal. They exist, as a Race, beneath the level of the earliest Bronze Age human civilizations and continue to do so despite the ability to learn from other human Societies.

    How catastrophic has the devolution of South Africa been in a single generation? How much active cannibalism been practiced in Liberia (Remember, set up a country for freed American Slaves)? What truly insane superstitions tear through African Countries on a regular basis, invariably involving the most vile forms of human violence? The Japanese went from Feudal to Modern Industrial in a single generation, in 4000 years no Negro Society has managed a credible Iron Age Society.

    And here we are in the USA, 70 years down the road from an attempt to Integrate Negroids into civilization. Our laws distorted and perverted, our schools destroyed, our popular Entertainments reduced to vileness, oh, and our Cities on fire. My entire childhood was punctuated by Negros burning down American cities while sniveling about “Racism” – what a great way to avoid individual responsibility – and here we are, fifty years later, with Negros……burning down American cities while sniveling about “Racism”.

    You want insanity? In the entire history of the World, no group of the Negro Race has ever been integrated into a Civilized society. And yet here we are, relentlessly wasting our nation’s resources trying to integrate the Negro Race into our Civilization, doing the same thing, over and over and over again, expecting different results.

    One way or another, this insanity is going to end. Will it end with Race Realism, or will it end with every Urban Center in America resembling Haiti?

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe, Mark G.
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @theMann

    The only real solution is some sort of separation.

    , @ben tillman
    @theMann


    The only thing Blacks are marginalized by are their average 70 IQ’s and relentless unpredictable, impulsive violence.
     
    Don't forget the lesser value they place on human life (including their own). They dominate public spaces because, no, I don't want to fight to the death over a pool table.
    , @Ganderson
    @theMann

    Agree with your gist, but were there not Iron age civilizations in southern Africa? Or did they get 5heir spearheads from the Boers, Portuguese, and English?

  24. Anonymous[147] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai
    Really what it comes down to and what this most reminds me of is the Prague Spring. There is as little racism towards black people as there has ever been in America, maybe as there ever can or will be. And it's impossible to seriously ask for it to become any less acceptable.

    What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America. Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can't be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that's what it's really about and play the video.

    Replies: @IHTG, @Some Guy, @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Joseph Doaks

    Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can’t be appeased because there are no real demands.

    There are no widespread demands for a black American homeland because blacks want continued access to white people and white society. Similarly, there are no widespread demands for more segregation, which would approximate the autonomy of a homeland.

  25. @Redneck farmer
    As usual, Steve nails it.

    Replies: @animalogic, @Jonathan Mason, @Light Minded

    Nailed what?
    That all this hysterical bullshit will make a “dime’s worth of difference” in a month or two?
    Let’s all say “strawman”.
    These riots/protests — whatever, so far have all the political significance of a British country fete….
    Antifa, BLM, are political dunces, useless (or “useful idiots” ?) & probably counterproductive to genuine political change.

  26. @Kyle
    Flyover country does have some pretty cool work boot stores. Work boots are the first thing I’d loot... if it ever came to that. But it won’t. Kinda funny that I haven’t heard about any looting at work boot shops.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fMayh7FhLGE

    Replies: @animalogic

    I’d like to loot an aircraft carrier — I’m a bit piggy at the trough.

  27. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps tangential to the whole tragedy is the walk on role for the Yemeni shopkeeper.

    The questions that are *always* provoked in my mind by such actors in these dramas/catastrophes are:

    Why is he in the USA in the first place?
    Just what *possible* benefit to anyone or anything in the USA – apart from himself and his kinfolk – is he giving?

    And *ALWAYS* the *fact* nags at me that his mere physical presence and physical presence in the USA alone is a harm, a terrible terrible harm that will only become more malignant and malevolent as time goes by.

    But, what do I know? Against the brains trust of The Economist.

  28. The Democratic Party, though, saw itself as so morally beholden to blacks that it wound up outsourcing the job of picking its nominee to the church ladies of South Carolina. And they went for that nice Joe Biden

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead? Both are plausible candidates. Why not have a second Black president?

    (Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans, so white elites are much more attracted to harebrained plans to recruit blacks to help them beat the Real Enemy: other whites.)

    (((White elites))) vs Other Whites.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead?

    Neither did well in the primaries.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Hispanics are no where near as anti-white as blacks. In fact in some respects they're more pro-white than most Anglo Americans are, in that they tend to regard Spanish culture, as in the culture of Spain, as the superior form of culture to aspire to and emulate. Spanish (ie white) celebrities like the Iglesias's and Penelope Cruz are practically worshiped by Hispanics as high culture.

    Not many Anglo Americans have that view of England, English culture and English cultural exports.

    Replies: @Bucky, @Ancient Briton, @Ancient Briton, @ben tillman

    , @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @JohnnyWalker123


    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead? Both are plausible candidates. Why not have a second Black president?
     
    They're mostly interested in winning power, and I include among them black Democrats in this.

    Booker is a "cornball brutha" and Harris is a confusing ethnic mixture who rode to prominence on the backs of poor blacks (their telling) after some time on her own back under Willie Brown. Neither of them caught the attention of blacks in the primary stakes, as neither have typical black backgrounds and experiences. I think Obama was kind of cornball too, but the difference at the time in 2007 is that the hype around him led people to believe that he could win.
  29. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @Hypnotoad666


    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.
     
    It's like no-one has ever seen an episode of Cops or have ever heard of excited delirium or was aware that fentanyl suppresses the respiratory system.

    I suspect the primary motivation for the coordinated frenzy in response to the death of a suspect in police custody (has that ever happened before?) is to divert attention from Rod Rosenstein's testimony today:
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?472540-1/deputy-attorney-general-rosenstein-testifies-fbis-russia-investigation

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Hypnotoad666

    UK police chiefs have made the necessary obeisances. Not that it'll prevent the riots that the Stop Brexit crowd are hoping for, if a suitable candidate emerges.


    The statement was signed by leaders of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the College of Policing and the Police Superintendents' Association.

    They said: “We stand alongside all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life. Justice and accountability should follow. We are also appalled to see the violence and damage that has happened in so many US cities since then. Our hearts go out to all those affected by these terrible events and hope that peace and order will soon be restored.

    The College of Policing, which is the professional body for forces in England and Wales, has given training to US police in the past.
     

    J. Mason "no one is trying to take over radio stations" - they have them already, plus the media, corporations and Wall Street.
    , @hhsiii
    @Hypnotoad666

    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.

    How many have died so far in the subsequent protests, riots and looting? Cuomo pleading for reforms (some fairly logical but he already is in charge of the State, what could he have done, haha), then getting mad at the cops for not stopping the looting. Priceless.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Anonymous, @Charon

    , @Rob (LM)
    @Hypnotoad666

    I'm no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up - fine, everyone's happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

    , @Thoughts
    @Hypnotoad666

    Half the commentators here think Chauvin did something wrong

    It wasn't even the knee on the neck that killed the guy (if it was a knee it was the knee on the back combined with fentanyl...so everyone is wrong as to the cause of the heart attack)

    And what if....

    Floyd had regained consciousness?

    Would he have tried to escape again?

    Of course he would have!

    The dude was on Fentanyl...if he had suddenly regained consciousness who knows what would have happened

    But white people like to feel sorry for others...it makes them feel all loving and ohh look how nice I am...

    Carry on white people

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @S. Anonyia

    , @Inselaffen
    @Hypnotoad666

    Would you also say the cops involved in the Tony Timpa incident did nothing wrong and didn't kill him, or is there something different about that case?

    , @TomSchmidt
    @Hypnotoad666

    "Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. "

    He looked right at someone filming him with a black man on the ground and blithely ignored it. I don't think he killed the man directly, or even that he wanted to kill the man. But he showed unbelievably bad judgment in an age of ubiquitous video, at a minimum. He is too stupid or arrogant to put on the uniform, and should never be allowed again as a policeman if he does get acquitted.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @AnotherDad
    @Hypnotoad666


    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.
     
    I don't know about that and neither do you. (He certainly could have made the encounter look better and maintaining positive relations with the community is arguably part of the job.)

    But the main point here is ... it does not, should not, matter.

    There is no reason for the Democrat riots regardless.

    -- There is no plot against black men. They are not being hunted by the cops. There are not killed by the cops anymore than white men. In fact, per arrest for given crime--less.

    -- If there's any issue with police procedures ... the Democrats should fix them. These events are happening in Democrat run cities--Fergeson, Minneapolis, New York, Baltimore. If there is "racism!" Democrats can fix it. If there are better police procedures Democrats can bring them in.

    What's the hold up? It isn't deplorables in Pigsknuckle, Arkansas.

    -- It's a big nation, there are bound to be screwups. Police kill a few hundred people a year, in a nation of 330 million--most of them white. Blacks kill other blacks to the tune of almost 10,000 a year. We're going to have protests and riots everytime a white cop screws up arresting a black criminal and kills him?

    If that's the case ... you can't have policing, can't have a nation. We need to separate immediately--let blacks, and their good-white allies--have their own nation and police themselves as they see fit.
  30. This is why the mockery should be at the silly Whites who go crazy over these causes, not so much the POC.

    Point out he was a criminal doofus passing fake money, likely coked up and resisting arrest, and then laugh at the Whites who praise him as the new Jesus.

  31. If the Democrats think they can overthrow Trump with these protests, they’ll run into a couple problems.

    First, mass rioting, crime, and violence will alienate many Whites and even quite a few immigrants. However, Biden will be under a lot of pressure to sympathize with the rioters. So a “tough on crime” Republican would have an advantage in such an atmosphere.

    Second, if there’s mass COVID spread after this, Trump can blame the protesters.

    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just let Trump lose the 2020 presidential race in a standard election? The ethnic demographics are increasingly turning against him, while the virus has produced mass unemployment.

    Even if Trump didn’t lose, so what? His administration is run by establishment Republicans, Goldman Sachs Alumni, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner What need is there to defeat Trump when he gives the ruling class what they want?

    • Replies: @Thatgirl
    @JohnnyWalker123

    As someone who used to be a liberal and lives in a community made up almost entirely of liberals, I can answer your question.

    Liberals nowadays do not have policy goals that can be met, they are true believers with a god whom everyone must follow.

    , @Polynikes
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just let Trump lose the 2020 presidential race in a standard election?
     
    I think the great irony is that if all these Dem states would've just followed the CDC guidelines from covid-19 (at first no gatherings of 50 people and then no gatherings of 10 and then back to re-open) it would have been enough to disrupt the economy into a mini little contraction/recession this summer heading into the fall. That would have made Trump look weak and ineffectual and taken the wind out of his sails on jobs/economy at just the right time. It would have been just the type of stroke of bad luck that politicians sometimes suffer and cost them elections.

    But instead the Dems went full authoritarian and now have to take ownership of a lot of that mess. On the backs of that the Dem leadership in these cities is showing just how political it all was by now refusing to police their minority constituency during the riots.

    Sailer calls it "Trump's luck." But what Trump's divisive style really does is force people to take positions, which is extraordinarily dangerous for liberals as they have to try to apply all their wacky theories to real life. Bad results ensue. Not really luck, at all.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

  32. @Redneck farmer
    As usual, Steve nails it.

    Replies: @animalogic, @Jonathan Mason, @Light Minded

    As usual, Steve nails it.

    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any “coup” ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    • Agree: Corvinus
    • Disagree: YetAnotherAnon
    • LOL: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Jonathan Mason


    No one is trying to take over radio stations
     
    LOL....no one under the age of 75 listens to radio stations...

    However I agree that Trump is losing what sanity he had, but then sanity wasn't really one of his selling points in the first place. He was blessed with an opponent who genuinely scared people not because she was insane but because she was evil, cold-hearted, and calculating--and didn't have a single honest bone in her body. All he had to do was make a few populist sounds. And he did.

    Trump isn't so lucky this time, because Joe Milquetoast is only senile and cravenly political. However, November is still a long way away and my bet is that Biden will commit even more egregious gaffes between now and then. Keeping the whole thing exciting, you see. His handlers will do their best to keep him in the basement, but the quality of female POC running mates seems painfully low. Which will also keep the whole thing exciting. Second half of 2020 will be lit. It's only just begun.

    Replies: @Morton's toes

    , @peterike
    @Jonathan Mason


    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas... have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane

     

    Lol. The same old, same old. Can't you Trump hating frauds come up with a better line of attack than "he's insane!" Especially when Trump is quite clearly just about the only sane politician remaining.

    But then again, calling your opponent insane is an old Bolshevik canard that's been used for decades. Inventing the abject chicanery of psychoanalysis not only served as an ultra-powerful corrosive to attack Western civilization (which is what it was created to do), but it had a highly useful knock-on effect of becoming a great political weapon as well. Not only do old Bolsheviks never die, they don't fade away either.

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @Dacian Julien Soros

    , @Anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    I hypothesize that a major, underrated factor in Trump's rise in 2016 was gay marriage. Not the issue directly, most of Trump's supporters didn't care that much, rather, it was the fact that so many conservatives flip-flopped on it and destroyed their credibility. To quote Ron:


    Some of the top leaders of the conservative anti-Gay Marriage organizations of the 2000s have now switched sides and fully endorsed the very practice they had long denounced as a social monstrosity, which is certainly a bit odd from a theological or philosophical perspective. Have the world’s “eternal verities” suddenly been reversed in just six or seven years?
     
    When, a few years later, these people said Trump wasn't a "true conservative," everyone just laughed at them. I think most of them, when they made their u-turns, didn't understand what they were doing to their credibility. Sure, they saw the hostile reactions in the comment sections, but thought it would all blow over. I wonder if Steve understands what's he's doing to his credibility with his "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" approach to coronavirus denial.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Coemgen
    @Jonathan Mason


    Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.
     
    So, you are saying Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be able to say this about Donald Trump?
    https://youtu.be/6DXDU48RHLU
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Jonathan Mason


    have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane
     
    You have to love how never-Trumpers project.
    , @nebulafox
    @Jonathan Mason

    >The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    They will win. Not because the Democrats deserve to win, but because Trump deserves to lose, completely and utterly.

    And... what will happen? We will trade one incompetent, corrupt septuagenarian with possible early-onset dementia for another.

    America's long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite. Fewer and fewer care what they have to say about anything, for better or for worse. We are slated to live in interesting times.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Paleo Liberal, @Buffalo Joe

    , @WJ
    @Jonathan Mason

    The next 4 years will be difficult for you. Biden is a hopeless demented mess and the more he is on camera the more obvious that evaluation is. He will pick the snaggle toothed obese nut job from Georgia which will make the choice even more obvious.

    "Insane". What was insane were the absurd Russian conspiracy theories that have bedeviled him. Actually, the Dem elites knew the Russian conspiracies were a joke and snickered at their moronic followers. Schumer be like "can you believe they bought that shit!"

    , @Patrick in SC
    @Jonathan Mason

    “....quite insane...”

    Aaaand I’m sorry you wasted all that time typing that.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Jonathan Mason


    "Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles."
     
    Much as I'd like to join on to a clever metaphor like that, I cannot, because I think it is you who is trapped in a mental circle.

    "These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat."
     
    I disagree. Steve's characterization of this as an attempted Deep State domestic color revolution is accurate. And like the other Derp State color revolution attempts, it is coming a cropper ... unless Trump decides to hand them victory.

    "No one is trying to take over radio stations"
     
    Why would they? The Media Industrial Complex is already thoroughly on their side. Indeed, it pretty much runs their side. Your missing of this very basic fact is a serious failure to observe. Please re-enroll in Noticing 101 with Professor Sailer.

    "no police force or military unit has defected to the other side"
     
    Again, metro police are the arm of the blue city-state. There is no need for defections. They already own them. Some individual patrolmen may wish it were otherwise, but it is not.

    "The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas."
     
    The blue cities man, the blue cities! The rioters, looters, Antifa, blue voters, blue mayors, and blue governors are all on the same side. And diversity is their strength, lol! This whole thing is a massive blue-on-blue dogfight. And red America has no dog in it. And if we're smart, we'll keep it that way.

    And if we're dumb, we'll invoke the 25 Amendment and hand them victory.

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Joe Stalin

    , @utu
    @Jonathan Mason

    "There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws." - This is very telling. There is no attempt for any constructive correction or change. The BLM was created purely as a tool for increasing polarization.

    , @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat.

    Sure. Just as the inchoate protests in Cairo and Tunis weren't part of a coup.

    lol.

    No one is trying to take over radio stations,

    Lol! It's not 1950-whatever, dude, there's no need for that.

    no police force or military unit has defected to the other side.

    The police forces are owned and controlled by the mayors.

    The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas.

    LOL, whut? Put on a red hat - not a MAGA hat, just a red one - and go for a stroll around Portland, Oregon. See what happens. Do the same in Seattle. Think that there's not any Antifa "territory" out there, dude?

    Repeat the same experiment in parts of Harlem, or Chicago. Duh. Did you miss all the vids of Mexican gang members going after black people in parts of Cicero? Is that "territory" enough for you?

    Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    Eeew.
    Dude, no one here is interested in your private fantasies. Keep that stuff to yourself, ok?

    Replies: @Pericles

    , @William Badwhite
    @Jonathan Mason

    Its quite thoughtful of you to click around CNN's website then head over here and parrot what you've read.

    You have to go back.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    , @Ragno
    @Jonathan Mason

    Pretty evident that Unz Review has recently been invaded/colonized by what can only be called the Antifa Left.....smug and opportunistic shits who carefully gauge the direction of the momentary prevailing wind, and POUNCE.

    This ongoing Chinese water torture, wherein right/libertarian-leaning venues and websites allow these quislings and provocateurs to waste everyone's time, sowing defeatism and sedition; while the other 95% of supposedly-public platforms (controlled by Big Tech/beholden to global, Commie-friendly conglomerates) bind and gag any dissenting voice (or, encourage the jackals of chaos – openly or surreptitiously, as their levels of smugness allow - to perform the 2020 two-step: social media cancellation, followed by doxxing 'n' hounding them into the Outer Darkness) is one virtue-signal we are going to deeply regret in the weeks to come.

    Note: not years to come, or even months – weeks. It's always later than you think, but like Yogi used to say, suddenly it gets late early around here.

  33. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It’s like no-one has ever seen an episode of Cops or have ever heard of excited delirium or was aware that fentanyl suppresses the respiratory system.

    I suspect the primary motivation for the coordinated frenzy in response to the death of a suspect in police custody (has that ever happened before?) is to divert attention from Rod Rosenstein’s testimony today:
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?472540-1/deputy-attorney-general-rosenstein-testifies-fbis-russia-investigation

  34. @Anonymous
    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”, yet the footage I’ve seen lately of one negro beating multiple cops to a pulp at the same time, etc, makes me seriously question that.

    It seems the only thing that makes an American cop “tough” is his gun, politically deprive him of his ability to defend himself with it and he is no tougher than an unarmed “British bobbie”. In fact maybe less tough as I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it's all they've ever known.

    Replies: @Slimer, @fnn, @danand, @JohnnyWalker123

    Are you really dumb enough to think that every cop should be an MMA fighter?

  35. Anonymous[111] • Disclaimer says:

    Come to think of it, another fatal encounter between a Yemeni shopkeeper and a black ‘customer’ occurred earlier this year in NYC in which the Yemeni was shot dead over the issue of a few ‘loose cigarettes’.
    Historically, Yemenis were very heavily involved in the Arab African slave trade – a trade VASTLY bigger than the trans Atlantic trade which is hammered in ad infinitum.

    The attitude of Yemenis to blacks can only be guessed at – I can’t see it being positive.

  36. Clever way of saying “they don’t have the IQ without saying “they don’t have the IQ” Steve!

  37. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    None of this can be laid at Trump’s feet. This debacle is democrat owned and operated! In fact he has not done what he as fuhrer in chief was expected to do…. Impose martial law in these cities and shoot to kill!

  38. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    Ben and Jerry’s have gone alt-right and are clearly trolling the protestors.

    Right? They can’t possibly have posted this thinking it wasn’t cringe. Right?

    Meanwhile, the war criminal has come out to engage in virtue signalling.

    And, of course, we have to hear from Doritos in these trying times.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Altai

    There are far too many to post directly. Just visit WokeCapital to see them all.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital

    In truth, of course, this has little to do with the companies themselves but with their PR and social media employees. It's just that the company itself has no way of saying no to the employees making these decisions. The PR and social media employees are deep in the Twitter bubble and constitute the same kind of young and younger women who most consume and enable the great awokening.

    Replies: @VinnyVette

    , @Pericles
    @Altai

    "We must dismantle vanilla supremacy! (Still always kosher of course.)"

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Altai

    "We must dismantle white supremacy". --Ben & Jerry's

    This from a perennial contender for the whitest state in America. Okay, Ben, okeh, Jerry... let's start with your own (adopted) Vermont.

    (Apologies to any native Vermonters here. This is aimed at the white-flight flatlander crowd.)

  39. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:

    I find it odd how literally no one in the media seems to be mentioning coronavirus any more, as if it’s not possible for these protesters/rioters to spread it.

    Just goes to show what a lie the lock down was, a political agenda that has outlived its usefulness so now they’ve moved onto phase two: civil unrest/race riots.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Anonymous

    "I find it odd how literally no one in the media seems to be mentioning coronavirus any more, as if it's not possible for these protesters/rioters to spread it."

    It's sort of like how the MSM wailed for years about "the homeless" under Reagan and Bush. When Clinton was elected in 1992, you never heard of the homeless again.

  40. This is not about Trump. Dem/liberal elites certainly don’t want him out months before an election with a candidate that could only beat Trump, but would lose to a Rubio or Cruz. This is about violent, deranged cops using surplus equipment from Afghanistan & IDF-on-Palestinian suppression techniques on civilians. Race is a distraction, believe it or not.

  41. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    UK police chiefs have made the necessary obeisances. Not that it’ll prevent the riots that the Stop Brexit crowd are hoping for, if a suitable candidate emerges.

    The statement was signed by leaders of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, the College of Policing and the Police Superintendents’ Association.

    They said: “We stand alongside all those across the globe who are appalled and horrified by the way George Floyd lost his life. Justice and accountability should follow. We are also appalled to see the violence and damage that has happened in so many US cities since then. Our hearts go out to all those affected by these terrible events and hope that peace and order will soon be restored.

    The College of Policing, which is the professional body for forces in England and Wales, has given training to US police in the past.

    J. Mason “no one is trying to take over radio stations” – they have them already, plus the media, corporations and Wall Street.

  42. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Altai
    Ben and Jerry's have gone alt-right and are clearly trolling the protestors.

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1267875868673794048

    Right? They can't possibly have posted this thinking it wasn't cringe. Right?

    Meanwhile, the war criminal has come out to engage in virtue signalling.

    https://twitter.com/TheBushCenter/status/1267933638454321154

    And, of course, we have to hear from Doritos in these trying times.

    https://twitter.com/Doritos/status/1267920207344959494

    Replies: @Altai, @Pericles, @Reg Cæsar

    There are far too many to post directly. Just visit WokeCapital to see them all.

    In truth, of course, this has little to do with the companies themselves but with their PR and social media employees. It’s just that the company itself has no way of saying no to the employees making these decisions. The PR and social media employees are deep in the Twitter bubble and constitute the same kind of young and younger women who most consume and enable the great awokening.

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
    @Altai

    How is it CEO's ownership, upper management have no control over PR and social media departments at these companies? Ownership and boards of directors have no idea and no control? Not buying.

  43. The Establishment does not really view blacks as Sacred Cows. The Establishment demands that non-Elite whites – the VAST majority of whites – view blacks as Sacred Cows. The Establishment views blacks as its uses them: lower IQ, extremely easily excitable and therefore endlessly manipulable, very violent weapons and tools with which to batter non-Elite whites.

    What we see today is merely a contemporary version of 19th century Yank WASP lites romanticizing ‘The Negro’ to demonize the white South and Irish Catholic immigrants, and then Polish and Italian Catholic immigrants.

    Most tellingly, WASP Elites never demonized Jewish immigrants and blamed them for the poor, suffering, immaculately conceived Negro.

    You can never solve problems if you do not know the source and correct it. That is true of plumbing and electrical wiring and computer programming. You must undo the bad source. In this case, Sailer gives away that he knows the source: original sin.

    To be more specific, the source is heresy. To nail the specificity, it is the Judaizing heresy of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, which finished and sealed and defined what later we would know nest as WASP culture: Modern English-birthed English-speaking Protestant culture. From its inception, all Protestant culture is a perversion of the doctrine 0f Original Sin. In the case of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism, that began by instilling the notion of Total Depravity, which led to dozens of reactions, each of them producing endless bad fruit.

    George Orwell was able to discern so well how and why Bolshevism, with its thoroughly Jewish character, acted as it did because he was the atheist working class ‘scholarship boy’ from England who knew that the English Elites, the original WASP Elites, HATED the vast majority of the natives of the British Isles as inherent inferiors. Orwell was able to discern that Bolshevism meant that some animals on the farm are much more equal than other animals because that was true of the home of WASP culture and the way the British Empire operated, brutally. The rat torture in 1984 was used by the British throughout Asia, which is where Orwell served.

    When people pervert a doctrine, the path leads inevitably to horrors on the streets. The Brit WASP Elites were preponderantly post-Christian by the dawn of the Victorian Era, when they made it clear that they were allowing the Jews, who had been their bankers since Oliver Cromwell, to take over whatever they wanted of ‘white trash’ Britain. That also was thew time when a horde 0f Brit WASP Elites turned the pro-Semitism of WASP culture toward romanticizing Arabs and Moslems. And it was the time when WASP Elites in both the UK and the US began their immense romanticization of Negroes.

    WASP Elites ever since have used blacks, Jews, and Arabic Moslems to wage culture war against the whites the WASP Elites hate.

  44. No need to worry:

    “ADL’s Center on Extremism has been closely monitoring the protests nationwide, and it is our initial assessment that while a number of extremists – including anti-government agitators, anarchists and a handful of white supremacists – are taking an active role, these protests should not be categorized as “extremist” events at this point,” the organization said in its report”

    Especially in view of the assurance given by the CBS that this is from a non profit source.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-fake-antifa-acount-white-supremacists-removal/

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Jack McArthur


    “ADL’s Center on Extremism has been closely monitoring the protests nationwide, and it is our initial assessment that while a number of extremists – including anti-government agitators, anarchists and a handful of white supremacists – are taking an active role, these protests should not be categorized as “extremist” events at this point,” the organization said in its report”
     
    You can be sure which of these types of extremist they've been "monitoring" - the definition of "white supremacists" being, of course, "whites with the same levels of ethnocentrism as the ADL".

    Replies: @J.Ross

  45. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    The guy person posting this has 97k followers…

  46. The riots have been a welcomed respite from the coronavirus hoax. No longer are the cops arresting mothers for taking their kids to the playground, no more cops arresting kids for surfing in the ocean , no more fake news about the spreading virus. Most small businesses were going out of business, the looting of all the Target stores gives them some hope that they can re-open. Hopefully the riots will continue for another few weeks , and destroy every single Target, Walmart and Dollar store.

    Americans sacrificed three months of their lives because they were told it was the only way to save their grandparents. Now they’re being made to feel like fools as the same talking heads are now telling them to get into the streets to protest. The government shutdowns did much more destruction over the last 3 months than these rioters and looters can destroy in 6 weeks. Hard to see any much downside to the continued looting of bankrupted stores, the destruction of buildings which have no tenants. At least we no longer need to worry about maintaining social distancing. The Hoax has been exposed.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  47. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    No one is trying to take over radio stations

    LOL….no one under the age of 75 listens to radio stations…

    However I agree that Trump is losing what sanity he had, but then sanity wasn’t really one of his selling points in the first place. He was blessed with an opponent who genuinely scared people not because she was insane but because she was evil, cold-hearted, and calculating–and didn’t have a single honest bone in her body. All he had to do was make a few populist sounds. And he did.

    Trump isn’t so lucky this time, because Joe Milquetoast is only senile and cravenly political. However, November is still a long way away and my bet is that Biden will commit even more egregious gaffes between now and then. Keeping the whole thing exciting, you see. His handlers will do their best to keep him in the basement, but the quality of female POC running mates seems painfully low. Which will also keep the whole thing exciting. Second half of 2020 will be lit. It’s only just begun.

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
    @Mr McKenna

    I listened to Rush Limbaugh yesterday for the first time in over a year. KSFO is like the richest AM station in the history of San Francisco. I have a cush radio receiver. Their signal was garbage. I turned off my radio and loaded their web page and that was OK but I was shocked at how far their signal quality has fallen just in the last year since the last time I listened to Rush.

    He was pushing the story of the Raleigh police chief who said the safety of her officers is more important than the property of the Raleigh taxpayers and they can all just get bent. And there was some government person who was quoted as asking "why do you care so much about looting?" though I did not pick up who she was speaking to.

    I suppose all of her property is secure. Or she is massively over insured. I know a person who lives in a flood plain who claims that there is a lot of money to be made in getting flooded. Has anybody offered the possibility that there is money to be made in getting looted?

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

  48. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.

    How many have died so far in the subsequent protests, riots and looting? Cuomo pleading for reforms (some fairly logical but he already is in charge of the State, what could he have done, haha), then getting mad at the cops for not stopping the looting. Priceless.

    • Agree: Erik L
    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @hhsiii

    It doesn't happen only to blacks. Police are usually psychologically on edge but many times they use excessive force for no good reason. Here's a very similar case, but no riots this time, weird.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/01/police-laughed-joked-he-lost-consciousness-handcuffs-minutes-later-he-died/

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @hhsiii

    , @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.
     
    Maybe he had him detained in part for Floyd’s own safety. The officers were concerned he might have “delirium.” You don’t want someone flopping around in the middle of a street. What do you know about police procedures?

    Your comment assumes he stopped breathing, and, if so, that Chauvin was aware that he had stopped breathing. You don’t have actual knowledge of either of those things.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    , @Charon
    @hhsiii


    And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing.
     
    Sorry, but how do we know that he stopped breathing then? I thought he just stopped moving then. I thought the official story is that he died later in the vehicle.
  49. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    On James Corden

  50. @JohnnyWalker123

    The Democratic Party, though, saw itself as so morally beholden to blacks that it wound up outsourcing the job of picking its nominee to the church ladies of South Carolina. And they went for that nice Joe Biden
     
    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn't they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead? Both are plausible candidates. Why not have a second Black president?

    (Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans, so white elites are much more attracted to harebrained plans to recruit blacks to help them beat the Real Enemy: other whites.)

     

    (((White elites))) vs Other Whites.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead?

    Neither did well in the primaries.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Harry Baldwin


    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead?

     
    They might placate blacks by choosing Val Demings for the Veep slot. Demings is a black Congresswoman who was chief of the Orlando police department. But that would lead to some interesting conversations with her about her philosophy of law enforcement.

    To quote Wikipedia,

    According to a 2015 article in The Atlantic, the Orlando Police Department "has a long record of excessive-force allegations, and a lack of transparency on the subject, dating back at least as far as Demings's time as chief." A 2008 Orlando Weekly exposé described the Orlando Police Department as "a place where rogue cops operate with impunity, and there's nothing anybody who finds himself at the wrong end of their short fuse can do about it."
     
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    @Harry Baldwin

    Exactly. Not many Democrats (Black or White) were interested in having another Black president.

    Replies: @captflee

  51. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas… have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane

    Lol. The same old, same old. Can’t you Trump hating frauds come up with a better line of attack than “he’s insane!” Especially when Trump is quite clearly just about the only sane politician remaining.

    But then again, calling your opponent insane is an old Bolshevik canard that’s been used for decades. Inventing the abject chicanery of psychoanalysis not only served as an ultra-powerful corrosive to attack Western civilization (which is what it was created to do), but it had a highly useful knock-on effect of becoming a great political weapon as well. Not only do old Bolsheviks never die, they don’t fade away either.

    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
    @peterike


    Can’t you Trump hating frauds come up with a better line of attack than “he’s insane!”

     

    The commenter said the following:

    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is ... incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.
     
    Trump's not insane, he's merely incompetent. We're probably talking past one another here. You think he's "the only sane politician" because of his words and attitude. I say he's incompetent, and many just say insane, because of his behavior, like the way he repeatedly appointed to his administration people with a record of attacking him.
    , @Dacian Julien Soros
    @peterike


    calling your opponent insane is an old Bolshevik canard
     
    I wonder who shat his pants, and started denigrating his rival as "Crazy Bernie", to the point that now your country will be run by a literally mental patient come November. Must be an old Bolshevik with a fetish for Eastern European women.
  52. Anonymous[165] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    I hypothesize that a major, underrated factor in Trump’s rise in 2016 was gay marriage. Not the issue directly, most of Trump’s supporters didn’t care that much, rather, it was the fact that so many conservatives flip-flopped on it and destroyed their credibility. To quote Ron:

    Some of the top leaders of the conservative anti-Gay Marriage organizations of the 2000s have now switched sides and fully endorsed the very practice they had long denounced as a social monstrosity, which is certainly a bit odd from a theological or philosophical perspective. Have the world’s “eternal verities” suddenly been reversed in just six or seven years?

    When, a few years later, these people said Trump wasn’t a “true conservative,” everyone just laughed at them. I think most of them, when they made their u-turns, didn’t understand what they were doing to their credibility. Sure, they saw the hostile reactions in the comment sections, but thought it would all blow over. I wonder if Steve understands what’s he’s doing to his credibility with his “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” approach to coronavirus denial.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anonymous

    The only people I can think of who fit that description would be David Blankenhorn and David Gushee. I think it's a reasonable wager that Blankenhorn was being subject to some sort of extortion. Gushee is an example of the evangelical academy circling the drain.

  53. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    So, you are saying Hillary Rodham Clinton will not be able to say this about Donald Trump?

  54. @hhsiii
    @Hypnotoad666

    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.

    How many have died so far in the subsequent protests, riots and looting? Cuomo pleading for reforms (some fairly logical but he already is in charge of the State, what could he have done, haha), then getting mad at the cops for not stopping the looting. Priceless.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Anonymous, @Charon

    It doesn’t happen only to blacks. Police are usually psychologically on edge but many times they use excessive force for no good reason. Here’s a very similar case, but no riots this time, weird.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/01/police-laughed-joked-he-lost-consciousness-handcuffs-minutes-later-he-died/

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Dumbo

    Timpa had a Melanin deficiency, like Justine Diamond, so it doesn't count.

    , @hhsiii
    @Dumbo

    Agreed. Plus this guy apparently was a known bad cop and they couldn’t fire him because the union protected him. Or so I heard.

  55. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    I’m no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up – fine, everyone’s happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @Rob (LM)

    The cop was using a tactic from the MPLS police manual. He did this by the book. He was following orders.

    I think that that is a bad book. I think the political power responsible for permitting that book needs to be held accountable. Someone needs to go back at Mayor Frey and hold him responsible for the death.

    The policeman should be dismissed for callous disregard to human life for ignoring a fentanyl breathing death.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Anonymous
    @Rob (LM)


    I’m no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up – fine, everyone’s happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.
     
    You aren’t an expert, and you apparently have no knowledge of police practices in handling powerful suspects who resist arrest or who show propensity toward excited delirium. So one wonders where you derive your confidence about proper procedure.

    I have little expertise myself, although I would direct you to review the Minnesota PD police manual, which permits both single neck restraints and double neck restraints.

    What I can say with confidence is that your assumption that Chauvin’s left knee killed Floyd is not directed by the facts. You don’t know how much weight he had on his knee (versus his right leg, two feet, and right arm). You don’t know whether the knee was on Floyd’s windpipe or a major artery (the video evidence indicates it wasn’t on a windpipe, because Floyd was able to talk). You don’t know whether the pressure on his torso played a role. You don’t know whether he would have died if he hadn’t had fentanyl in his system.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

  56. B36 says:

    “Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans…”

    I’ve often thought that the relation between white liberals and African Americans resembles that of the audience and the actors in a modern minstrel show. Per Wiki, minstrelsy started in the 1830 in the northeastern states where there weren’t many blacks and whites had little personal contact with them. Audiences loved the “comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances” and the lampooning of blacks as “dim-witted, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, and happy-go-lucky” We live in a coarser culture so the black stock characters on stage (in the news media) are even more outlandish, lewd, and now violent. But liberals in their gated communities really enjoy the show while hiding their secret contempt behind paternalism.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @David In TN
    @B36

    As I've stated previously, ever white liberal I know (or have heard of) lives in the whitest area they can find.

  57. Charles Erwin Wilson [AKA "Charles Erwin Wilson Three"] says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane

    You have to love how never-Trumpers project.

    • Agree: res
  58. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @hhsiii
    @Hypnotoad666

    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.

    How many have died so far in the subsequent protests, riots and looting? Cuomo pleading for reforms (some fairly logical but he already is in charge of the State, what could he have done, haha), then getting mad at the cops for not stopping the looting. Priceless.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Anonymous, @Charon

    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.

    Maybe he had him detained in part for Floyd’s own safety. The officers were concerned he might have “delirium.” You don’t want someone flopping around in the middle of a street. What do you know about police procedures?

    Your comment assumes he stopped breathing, and, if so, that Chauvin was aware that he had stopped breathing. You don’t have actual knowledge of either of those things.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

  59. The great irony is that non-whites are the ones who are guilty of the faults these self-flagellating whites see in themselves, i.e. ethnocentrism and hostility to other races. The more non-whites clamour for racial revenge, the more whites are convinced that they themselves are the haters. It’s mind-blowing the way millions of people accept this surreal inversion of reality when evidence to refute it is all around them.

    • Replies: @Fun
    @Rob McX

    Everyone recognizes the self-flagellation is mostly for show. White people make a big deal about race for a while. Once tempers cool, they're back to standard programming. Since they have veto power over serious political and social change in society, the basic situation for blacks never changes.

    The helot class riots again. The legion of white people shake their heads with disingenuous confusion. What do these people want? Haven't we given them enough?

    The immediate demand is easy to understand; prosecute the police. Then, reform the police. Address the causes of violence in communities, i.e. not every disturbance is solved by big man shoot bad guy pow pow put em in jail good job boyz.

    Until then, the problem will remain eternally unresolved!

  60. @Harry Baldwin
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead?

    Neither did well in the primaries.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @JohnnyWalker123

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead?

    They might placate blacks by choosing Val Demings for the Veep slot. Demings is a black Congresswoman who was chief of the Orlando police department. But that would lead to some interesting conversations with her about her philosophy of law enforcement.

    To quote Wikipedia,

    According to a 2015 article in The Atlantic, the Orlando Police Department “has a long record of excessive-force allegations, and a lack of transparency on the subject, dating back at least as far as Demings’s time as chief.” A 2008 Orlando Weekly exposé described the Orlando Police Department as “a place where rogue cops operate with impunity, and there’s nothing anybody who finds himself at the wrong end of their short fuse can do about it.”

  61. @hhsiii
    @Hypnotoad666

    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.

    How many have died so far in the subsequent protests, riots and looting? Cuomo pleading for reforms (some fairly logical but he already is in charge of the State, what could he have done, haha), then getting mad at the cops for not stopping the looting. Priceless.

    Replies: @Dumbo, @Anonymous, @Charon

    And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing.

    Sorry, but how do we know that he stopped breathing then? I thought he just stopped moving then. I thought the official story is that he died later in the vehicle.

  62. I can summarise the problem in six words:

    Liberals are co-dependent with black Americans.

  63. Steve,

    add to your theory/file of ugly, bizarre looking luminprole antifia:

    https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/03/we-came-to-riot-illinois-man-arrested-with-cache-of-explosives/

  64. Seems more like Bonfire of Inanities.

  65. Gotta wonder what Tom Wolfe would make of this.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @nebulafox

    "Gotta wonder what Tom Wolfe would make of this."

    He wouldn't be surprised.

    , @Unladen Swallow
    @nebulafox

    The more things change, the more they remain the same.

    , @sayless
    @nebulafox

    Reminds me of something Thomas Fleming wrote about thirty years ago. He was watching Blade Runner for the fourth time ("Why else did I buy a VCR?") with his daughter.

    She said, "Do you think it's going to be as bad as that?"
    He said, "I hope so."

  66. Fun says:
    @Rob McX
    The great irony is that non-whites are the ones who are guilty of the faults these self-flagellating whites see in themselves, i.e. ethnocentrism and hostility to other races. The more non-whites clamour for racial revenge, the more whites are convinced that they themselves are the haters. It's mind-blowing the way millions of people accept this surreal inversion of reality when evidence to refute it is all around them.

    Replies: @Fun

    Everyone recognizes the self-flagellation is mostly for show. White people make a big deal about race for a while. Once tempers cool, they’re back to standard programming. Since they have veto power over serious political and social change in society, the basic situation for blacks never changes.

    The helot class riots again. The legion of white people shake their heads with disingenuous confusion. What do these people want? Haven’t we given them enough?

    The immediate demand is easy to understand; prosecute the police. Then, reform the police. Address the causes of violence in communities, i.e. not every disturbance is solved by big man shoot bad guy pow pow put em in jail good job boyz.

    Until then, the problem will remain eternally unresolved!

  67. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    >The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    They will win. Not because the Democrats deserve to win, but because Trump deserves to lose, completely and utterly.

    And… what will happen? We will trade one incompetent, corrupt septuagenarian with possible early-onset dementia for another.

    America’s long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite. Fewer and fewer care what they have to say about anything, for better or for worse. We are slated to live in interesting times.

    • Agree: epebble
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @nebulafox


    America’s long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite.
     
    Please elaborate.
    , @Paleo Liberal
    @nebulafox

    A truly honest campaign slogan for Biden would be “Back Into the Frying Pan”.

    Works for me.

    Our Republic is doomed.
    Our nation is doomed.
    Our planet is doomed.

    I believe Biden would destroy our Republic and our planet a little slower than Trump. Not sure which would destroy our nation more slowly, since they would destroy our nation in different ways.

    So for me the choice is clear as to which corrupt, senile, incompetent corporate tool for whom to vote.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @nebulafox

    nebu, because Trump seems to seek no counsel and reacts so immaturely to any criticism he alienates people like me who saw him as an anti-politician. I wish somehow he could be made to see how foolish his "back at you" tweets are. Well, it is a good time to be a glazer, commercial door installer and plate glass company. Next, all the fancy store fronts will be marred by the steel gates and roll up security doors just like in the hood.

  68. WJ says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    The next 4 years will be difficult for you. Biden is a hopeless demented mess and the more he is on camera the more obvious that evaluation is. He will pick the snaggle toothed obese nut job from Georgia which will make the choice even more obvious.

    “Insane”. What was insane were the absurd Russian conspiracy theories that have bedeviled him. Actually, the Dem elites knew the Russian conspiracies were a joke and snickered at their moronic followers. Schumer be like “can you believe they bought that shit!”

  69. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    You really have to wonder what these virtue signalling TV stars and protestors would actually change. There is no one on the other side arguing for more deaths in police custody irrespective of the perpetrator’s race. Officer Chauvin’s life is over as he knew it and he will be prosecuted under the existing laws. This event did not occur in Shithook, Alabama, but in Minneapolis which has been deep blue and liberal for at least the last 50 years. Do they want a complete withdrawal of police officers from black neighborhoods? That seems likely to result in substantially more black deaths at the hands of their own. I would love to see even one specific proposal to help with this problem. Given the huge number of criminals in our 330 million population, it is surprising that we have so few deaths in custody.

  70. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    There’s not a black on this planet who gives a crappola about what happened to George Floyd.

    This is about Ego and Free Stuff

  71. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    Half the commentators here think Chauvin did something wrong

    It wasn’t even the knee on the neck that killed the guy (if it was a knee it was the knee on the back combined with fentanyl…so everyone is wrong as to the cause of the heart attack)

    And what if….

    Floyd had regained consciousness?

    Would he have tried to escape again?

    Of course he would have!

    The dude was on Fentanyl…if he had suddenly regained consciousness who knows what would have happened

    But white people like to feel sorry for others…it makes them feel all loving and ohh look how nice I am…

    Carry on white people

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Thoughts

    Thoughts, we are beyond facts and the truth. Floyd could have been snorting arsenic or putting cyanide suppositories up his ass. None of that will make a difference now.The verdict is in. Guilty.

    , @S. Anonyia
    @Thoughts

    Dude, fentanyl is not meth or PCP or crack cocaine.

    It’s a powerful synthetic opiate and also a respiratory suppressant. Probably why the prone position/knee on the neck combination killed him.

    Had he escaped, he would not have made it far. Verbally raving does not equate to physical robustness.

    Are opium and heroin addicts known for sprinting around like jack rabbits, or doddering down the street mumbling to themselves?

    Think.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  72. @Dieter Kief
    @Altai

    That's the best summary of the George Floyd case I've come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl -

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Morton's toes, @Known Fact, @carol, @anonymous

    You left out the part where he had a felony conviction for leading four of his other crack dealer business associates on a home invasion–drug–cash–armed robbery. Victim was one of their other crack dealer business associates. He was 33 y. o. when he did the crime.

    He was a scumbag piece of shit and his death was actually not a bad thing at all.

    • Agree: Jay Fink
  73. Anonymous[155] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The Democratic Party, though, saw itself as so morally beholden to blacks that it wound up outsourcing the job of picking its nominee to the church ladies of South Carolina. And they went for that nice Joe Biden
     
    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn't they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead? Both are plausible candidates. Why not have a second Black president?

    (Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans, so white elites are much more attracted to harebrained plans to recruit blacks to help them beat the Real Enemy: other whites.)

     

    (((White elites))) vs Other Whites.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Hispanics are no where near as anti-white as blacks. In fact in some respects they’re more pro-white than most Anglo Americans are, in that they tend to regard Spanish culture, as in the culture of Spain, as the superior form of culture to aspire to and emulate. Spanish (ie white) celebrities like the Iglesias’s and Penelope Cruz are practically worshiped by Hispanics as high culture.

    Not many Anglo Americans have that view of England, English culture and English cultural exports.

    • Replies: @Bucky
    @Anonymous

    Build the wall is political correctness from the right.

    , @Ancient Briton
    @Anonymous

    Don't tell PBS, they might send your pledge back!

    , @Ancient Briton
    @Anonymous

    Rock radio plays Stairway to Heaven ad infinitum.

    , @ben tillman
    @Anonymous

    These riots are going swing a million Mexican votes to Trump.

  74. @Dieter Kief
    @Altai

    That's the best summary of the George Floyd case I've come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl -

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Morton's toes, @Known Fact, @carol, @anonymous

    Don’t forget Armed Robber/Home Invader

    Could they at least reserve their “outrage” for a more sympathetic victim, much like Rosa Parks reportedly was subbed in for some less telegenic individual.

    • Replies: @David In TN
    @Known Fact

    I've known cases of sympathetic black victims. A 14-year old girl gets shot by a drive by gang-banger, who usually was aiming at someone else.

    The Black Community takes little notice of such crimes.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @J.Ross

  75. I never understood the mindset that the best way to advance the fate of a group of people is to coddle them and treat them as perpetual victims.

    Would this work in any other situation? How successful would your sports team be if, before every game, you told them that he referees are unfair, the other team is probably better anyway, so why bother even trying?

    Even if there were widespread racism, and I don’t think there is, the best leadership strategy is to pretend there is no racism. You could even argue that those you’re trying to help should be treated more harshly than others. Groups which have thrived in America tend to be those that are harshest and most critical of themselves.

  76. @danand

    “The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.”
     
    With great black power, the kind that would have us on our knees, comes...zero responsibility.

    The one takeaway from listening to endless “protester” rantings over the past 5 days is that there is simply no amount of compensation, reparation, or justice that could be provided, by the nation, or the world, sufficient to set things right with the BLM coalition.

    An imperfect plan would be to offer the aggrieved a large monetary sum to reliquish their US citizenship, and leave US soil. Neither they, nor their prodigy, to return without repayment.

    To finance the US could sell the relinquished citizenship for an equally large, or larger, sum of money. Perhaps let the market decide; half a million too much, too little? Those making such a large commitment are likely to feel invested, not oppressed, are they not?

    Genetic ID those exiting, to enable sure catch and return of those with later regrets.

    Initially Liberia could be the benefactor state, this way savvy African’t American’ts that take a deal can tell themselves it’s a rightful, righteous, return to their roots. Hamilton would approve, live as kings; for surely the money will never run dry, even as it flows.

    ...Damn, that helicopter that’s been circling overhead for the past half week snapped me from my dream state again.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @Hannah Katz, @Anonymous

    Blacks want to be Gods.

    Vicious, cruel, merciless… yet strangely cool… sneaker-wearing Gods.

  77. Wasn’t it also in Minneapolis that the Somali police guy shot dead the middle-aged, unarmed, no-criminal-record Australian-American lady about two years ago?

    Lordi, the ensueing White riots were a thing to behold at the time.

  78. OT: Steve King lost the primary for his House seat last night by a significant margin. The winner was Randy Feenstra who is a GOPe stooge in the Ben Sasse mold. King received 36% of the vote, an extremely poor showing for an incumbent. The strategy of stripping King of his committee assignments to limit his effectiveness for his constituents worked.

  79. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @nebulafox
    @Jonathan Mason

    >The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    They will win. Not because the Democrats deserve to win, but because Trump deserves to lose, completely and utterly.

    And... what will happen? We will trade one incompetent, corrupt septuagenarian with possible early-onset dementia for another.

    America's long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite. Fewer and fewer care what they have to say about anything, for better or for worse. We are slated to live in interesting times.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Paleo Liberal, @Buffalo Joe

    America’s long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite.

    Please elaborate.

  80. There are a lot of fine people at the rallies. (Trump should tween that)

    there to protest criminally inappropriate behavior by police who are not self-policing.

    No, I don’t mean the rioters.

  81. @JohnnyWalker123
    If the Democrats think they can overthrow Trump with these protests, they'll run into a couple problems.

    First, mass rioting, crime, and violence will alienate many Whites and even quite a few immigrants. However, Biden will be under a lot of pressure to sympathize with the rioters. So a "tough on crime" Republican would have an advantage in such an atmosphere.

    Second, if there's mass COVID spread after this, Trump can blame the protesters.

    Wouldn't it be simpler to just let Trump lose the 2020 presidential race in a standard election? The ethnic demographics are increasingly turning against him, while the virus has produced mass unemployment.

    Even if Trump didn't lose, so what? His administration is run by establishment Republicans, Goldman Sachs Alumni, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner What need is there to defeat Trump when he gives the ruling class what they want?

    Replies: @Thatgirl, @Polynikes

    As someone who used to be a liberal and lives in a community made up almost entirely of liberals, I can answer your question.

    Liberals nowadays do not have policy goals that can be met, they are true believers with a god whom everyone must follow.

    • Agree: sayless, Joseph Doaks
  82. The current insanity is pictured by law enforcers on their knees singing Mammy to shoppers of unreceipted goods.

    you can call me Al.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack McArthur

    Jack, that is too funny, but singing "Mammy" needs blackface.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  83. Anon[279] • Disclaimer says:

    Best article yet, Steve. I especially like the concluding sentence, that the establishment sees blacks as the Sacred Cow, above critique yet beneath agency. Bull’s eye.

    Philippe Giraldi once wrote that “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars”, I think he was spot on, not just about foreign wars, but also all of our internal wars — the race wars, class wars, gender wars, culture wars. Jews are a belligerent people addicted to wars. In an article in the NYTimes Are Jared and Ivanka good for the Jews? we are told by the authors Amy Chozick and Hannah Seligson that the fundamental question every Jew must ask him/herself is, “yes, but is it good for the Jews?” Are these riots good for the Jews? Yes, very good indeed. War sells news and Jews are in the business of selling (and manufacturing) news. Perhaps not so good for the Jews who own the jewelry stores that got looted, but they can take one for the team, after all, they’re insured.

  84. @Altai
    Really what it comes down to and what this most reminds me of is the Prague Spring. There is as little racism towards black people as there has ever been in America, maybe as there ever can or will be. And it's impossible to seriously ask for it to become any less acceptable.

    What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America. Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can't be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that's what it's really about and play the video.

    Replies: @IHTG, @Some Guy, @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Joseph Doaks

    “What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America.”

    False. Black America is not “marginalized”, it is absurdly valorized. Both political parties prostrate themselves before every black demand, no matter how petty or ludicrous. There is “discontent” only the sense that a spoiled child is discontented with getting everything it wants.

    “So we get this kind of vague protest that can’t be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that’s what it’s really about and play the video.”

    True. But to them that’s a feature, not a bug.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Altai
    @Almost Missouri

    The average black is marginalised economically and socially. If it wasn't for professional sports and political correctness demanding more blacks cast on TV they'd be background characters for urban commuters and invisible to significant numbers of Americans living right next to them. Political influence exists for them to just get some tokenistic affirmative action, it doesn't translate into real material wealth or influence for the average black person.

  85. @dearieme
    above criticism, but beneath agency.

    That's a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @anon

    above criticism, but beneath agency.

    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.

    The only way it could have been better is “above criticism, but beneath agency, by design.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Almost Missouri




    above criticism, but beneath agency.
     
    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.
     
    The only way it could have been better is “above criticism, but beneath agency, by design.”
     
    Aren’t the two phenomena related though?

    Blacks are above criticism because they are thought to lack agency.

    Or they are considered to lack agency (i.e., they are not held responsible), because they are above criticism.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Almost Missouri

    I get what you say and I wouldn't contradict you. But even though I like dearieme's version better. Maybe just because it is not totally explicit. - It is at times a tad depressing to spell things out - maybe that's my main point here.

  86. Would be interesting to know how much insurance fraud is involved in the Sack of Manhattan. I can’t believe these jewelry stores leave (real) rolexes sitting out on display while this nonsense is going on.

  87. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri
    @dearieme



    above criticism, but beneath agency.
     
    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.
     
    The only way it could have been better is "above criticism, but beneath agency, by design."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dieter Kief

    above criticism, but beneath agency.

    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.

    The only way it could have been better is “above criticism, but beneath agency, by design.”

    Aren’t the two phenomena related though?

    Blacks are above criticism because they are thought to lack agency.

    Or they are considered to lack agency (i.e., they are not held responsible), because they are above criticism.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Anonymous

    Arguably the former. But no one explicitly articulates it this way. Because that would be, you know, racist to admit you think they lack agency. So instead Crimestop makes the thought end at "above criticism". And being above criticism for no reason that can be articulated is functionally the same as being sacred. So we may as well just agree that they are sacred in a way that is above criticism yet simultaneously lacks agency, in the same way that a holy being lacks agency. It's just divine will, inscrutable to us. Of course the real reason is that they secretly think they're too dumb, but no one ever says it. Except by accident...
    https://gab.com/system/media_attachments/files/056/176/202/original/6246f570ecf2bd5b.png?1591193047

  88. @nebulafox
    @Jonathan Mason

    >The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    They will win. Not because the Democrats deserve to win, but because Trump deserves to lose, completely and utterly.

    And... what will happen? We will trade one incompetent, corrupt septuagenarian with possible early-onset dementia for another.

    America's long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite. Fewer and fewer care what they have to say about anything, for better or for worse. We are slated to live in interesting times.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Paleo Liberal, @Buffalo Joe

    A truly honest campaign slogan for Biden would be “Back Into the Frying Pan”.

    Works for me.

    Our Republic is doomed.
    Our nation is doomed.
    Our planet is doomed.

    I believe Biden would destroy our Republic and our planet a little slower than Trump. Not sure which would destroy our nation more slowly, since they would destroy our nation in different ways.

    So for me the choice is clear as to which corrupt, senile, incompetent corporate tool for whom to vote.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Paleo Liberal

    If you vote for Joe Biden you ain't white.

    Replies: @Paleo Liberal

  89. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    More super serial faces from the American upper middle classes. Here is a man who reviews depictions of the legal process on TV shows. But now things are super serial you guys.

    They’ve lost their minds. Every appearance of Trump causes them to lose their minds. As president he hasn’t really done anything but he causes them to seethe because he is uncouth and if they were honest with themselves they’d realise it’s snobbery and the very same snobbery they reserve for the lower class whites and blacks.

    And so for the last 4 years they’ve stymied the appearance of any populist alternative to Trump, proving their real problems with Trump stem from his voters. Indeed, ‘Trump voters’ is something you never heard the like of when W was committing literal war crimes and getting people killed by the tens of thousands.

    And now they present Joe Biden despite being given two great alternatives to pick from in Sanders and Gabbard. This guy reminds me so completely of the tone and attitude of Conan, Meyers and Carell, that scowling superiority and assumption of control. The snobbery. They

    • Replies: @Redman
    @Altai

    Wow. What a douche. I thought the guy was going to start balling.

    If you're told to leave an area by the police (as directed by the President) for whatever reason, it's usually a wise decision to yield to the demand. What's so hard for these people to understand about that?

    In 2003, I marched in the protest against the Iraq War just before Bush had launched it. The march was supposed to end at the UN. Mayor Bloomberg ordered the police to direct the march in a snakelike manner such that nobody ever was able to assemble in front of the UN buildings. This was disappointing, but there was no mass civil disobedience over it. And that protest had an actual, articulable demand: Don't go to war.

    These amorphous Floyd protests have no defined political demands. They're more like a massive tantrum.

    , @Too Long Didn't Read
    @Altai

    Stuff like this has been all over Bubblevision all week. The business elites are visibly committed to the cause of the month, the unspecified whatevers that simply must be done. Because reasons. Today's highlight was Carly Fiorina taking Drumpf to task for --- "lack of leadership" -- lol.

    This reminds me, what exactly are the demands of "Only Black Lives Matter" beyond "Pay attention to us and GIBS US DAT!"?

  90. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Almost Missouri
    @Altai


    "What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America."
     
    False. Black America is not "marginalized", it is absurdly valorized. Both political parties prostrate themselves before every black demand, no matter how petty or ludicrous. There is "discontent" only the sense that a spoiled child is discontented with getting everything it wants.

    "So we get this kind of vague protest that can’t be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that’s what it’s really about and play the video."
     
    True. But to them that's a feature, not a bug.

    Replies: @Altai

    The average black is marginalised economically and socially. If it wasn’t for professional sports and political correctness demanding more blacks cast on TV they’d be background characters for urban commuters and invisible to significant numbers of Americans living right next to them. Political influence exists for them to just get some tokenistic affirmative action, it doesn’t translate into real material wealth or influence for the average black person.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  91. @danand

    “The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.”
     
    With great black power, the kind that would have us on our knees, comes...zero responsibility.

    The one takeaway from listening to endless “protester” rantings over the past 5 days is that there is simply no amount of compensation, reparation, or justice that could be provided, by the nation, or the world, sufficient to set things right with the BLM coalition.

    An imperfect plan would be to offer the aggrieved a large monetary sum to reliquish their US citizenship, and leave US soil. Neither they, nor their prodigy, to return without repayment.

    To finance the US could sell the relinquished citizenship for an equally large, or larger, sum of money. Perhaps let the market decide; half a million too much, too little? Those making such a large commitment are likely to feel invested, not oppressed, are they not?

    Genetic ID those exiting, to enable sure catch and return of those with later regrets.

    Initially Liberia could be the benefactor state, this way savvy African’t American’ts that take a deal can tell themselves it’s a rightful, righteous, return to their roots. Hamilton would approve, live as kings; for surely the money will never run dry, even as it flows.

    ...Damn, that helicopter that’s been circling overhead for the past half week snapped me from my dream state again.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @Hannah Katz, @Anonymous

    Danand, maybe we could also arrange a trade with South Africa. We send them blacks who would be delighted to live an a black ruled nation, and South Africa sends us whites, who would be delighted to live in a white ruled nation… and vote Republican in large numbers. Sounds like a win win.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks, danand
  92. What bothers me most is the media, corporations, celebrities going all out with an ‘end racism’ message over this event (which doesn’t even seem to have been caused by racism at all), across all spectrums, in a way I’ve not really seen before (society wasn’t as saturated in the panopticon that is social media before I suppose).

    You have every 2 bit celeb posting impassioned pleas to end racism, talk about their ‘white privilege’, and how they will ‘educate’ their kids to end this as if reading from the same script.
    Every corporation making some token tweet about standing in solidarity with black people. They all have to do it because silence is compliance with the ‘racist system’ or something and then they might be cancelled (indeed some minor US celeb seems to have lost some sponsors just yesterday because a colleague accused her of bullying in the past and just like that – poof, sponsors gone, ‘we stand with black people’ even though racism wasn’t even mentioned).

    Something different about the riots this time being a good portion of the rioters taking a leading role in targeting police stations etc being ‘educated’ white youths (antifa). White academics tweeting about the best way to topple ‘racist’ memorials.

    We even have protesters in western european capitals (even Copenhagen managed over 1,000 apparently) and in the UK roughly 15,000 (according to the daily mail, though that seems high from the photos) here in the UK today with white teens waving signs around like ‘we will remember the silence of our friends’ (the formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton also said he was ‘watching and knew who you are’ about other drivers that didn’t tweet support for BLM). European football teams are ‘taking a knee’, the UK police chiefs made an ‘anti-racism’ statement about the case, the pope did to, yadda yadda.

    All this hot on the heels of national and international headlines such as ‘Black Deliveryman Says He Was Blocked and Interrogated by White Driver’, ‘White woman called police on black man in dog row’ just in the week preceding alone.

    Meanwhile not a single protest about, say, the child grooming gangs in this country that targeted whites. And when a white guy was ‘knelt to death’ for over 13 mins (after calling the police himself because he was off his meds) in the US, not a squeak about it from any of the above. You kinda have to wonder what hope there is at this point. Western man is a thoroughly whipped down and beaten animal with seemingly no way out.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Inselaffen


    What bothers me most is the media, corporations, celebrities going all out with an ‘end racism’ message over this event (which doesn’t even seem to have been caused by racism at all), across all spectrums, in a way I’ve not really seen before (society wasn’t as saturated in the panopticon that is social media before I suppose).
     
    The Leftists appear to be successfully converting anti-white hate into a new religion across the Western world.
    , @ben tillman
    @Inselaffen


    Meanwhile not a single protest about, say, the child grooming gangs in this country that targeted whites. And when a white guy was ‘knelt to death’ for over 13 mins (after calling the police himself because he was off his meds) in the US, not a squeak about it from any of the above.
     
    You;'re referring to the Tony Timba case in Dallas. I live in Dallas, and I never heard about the case until this week.
  93. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    Would you also say the cops involved in the Tony Timpa incident did nothing wrong and didn’t kill him, or is there something different about that case?

  94. And, Trump has never been a terribly popular president, even during his three years of peace and prosperity before 2020’s series of unfortunate events. So the notion that he would lose in November seemed pretty plausible.

    I’ve frequently read polls that indicate that at every stage of his Presidency, Trump has had higher approval ratings than Obama at the same time in his Presidency. Yet Obama was never dogged by accusations of not being a popular President.

  95. @Dieter Kief
    @Altai

    That's the best summary of the George Floyd case I've come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl -

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Morton's toes, @Known Fact, @carol, @anonymous

    I worry we’ll end up with a dangerously weak and emasculated UK-style law enforcement, in overreaction to isolated incidents. Like the useless cop in Billions or the two fools on patrol in Last of the Summer Wine.

    Just time-servers playing it safe.

  96. “There is the idea that instead of standing there and teaching an agent when an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    When Joe said that, there was a disturbance in the force, as if millions of tactical pistol trainers suddenly cried out in despair.

    • Agree: V. Hickel
    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @Cloudbuster

    "When Joe said that, there was a disturbance in the force, as if millions of tactical pistol trainers suddenly cried out in despair." Western Civ is looking like Alderaan.

  97. “the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war and then…something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!”

    This is the crux of it, and we are currently in the first “something”.

    There is a stalemate. The rioting and destruction is in the Clinton Archipelago (aka blue voting districts). Meanwhile, Trumpland (aka red voting districts) remains calm and serene as a millpond.

    It is very gradually dawning on both blue and red America that they have nothing to gain by interceding in the other. If blue rioters venture out into the suburbs, they’re gonna get shot. If red Americans venture into the cities to restore order, they’re gonna be crucified by the Media Industrial Complex. So, increasingly, red Americans are concluding that blue Americans fouled their own nests, so they should just let them lie in it. And they’re right.

    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they’ve demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame. (Hey, it’s been working pretty well up till last week.) But so far, Trump hasn’t quite taken the bait this time. Tucker thinks it’s because Jared won’t let him, and Tucker may be right, but that doesn’t mean Trump should do it. After crying for Trump to “do something”, the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump’s door. Trump’s best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it.

    “But the [blue] cities could burn for months!” will be the cry.

    Yes, they could. What’s the downside?

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Almost Missouri

    " After crying for Trump to “do something”, the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump’s door. Trump’s best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it."

    True...that is why NY state governor Cuomo II has been taking verbal shots at NYC mayor DeBlasio...he needs to distract people from the fact that he has mishandled the riots in New York cities.

    Replies: @Redman

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Almost Missouri


    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they’ve demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame.
     
    That's a sage analysis. You are right - there is no upside for Trump to intervene. He should just state that law enforcement is a local matter and that the liberal mayors and governors of those blue areas should get to work. If he is called out for his inaction, he should reply: "Hey, you guys all think I'm evil, ..............a fascist, a dictator, a Russian pawn...........but you want to grant me even more power and authority over your cities and over your lives? Get back to me when you get your story straight."

    That's what an intelligent populist would do. Unfortunately, as we now all know, Trump is neither intelligent, nor a populist.
    , @Almost Missouri
    @Almost Missouri

    Let me be even more emphatic.

    Right now, in real time, we are getting a soft version of the red-blue secession that many of us have been asking for. Let's not screw it up by doing the blue's dirty work for them and taking the blame and the cost. This has been red America's historic undoing.

    Pointless missionary wars aboard? Planned by blue. Executed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Failed local government? Caused by blue. Fixed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Diversity pets currently pillaging your bluetopia? Chosen by blue. ...

    Let us break the cycle of domestic abuse now.

    Let's also not let Trump screw it up for us by doing the blue's dirty work for them either. Unfortunately, he already said he would. Fortunately, he has a very poor record of follow through.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @silviosilver

    , @Cowboy Shaw
    @Almost Missouri

    Good post. I hope that summary is right. If it is a strategy of Trump's to let the blue governors and mayors mess things up then offer loudly to fix things without actually doing it (same as the virus) then it's not a bad one, and for once I disagree with Tucker.

  98. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

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    “….quite insane…”

    Aaaand I’m sorry you wasted all that time typing that.

  99. anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    The American criminal justice system is the only thing that keeps black neighborhoods from descending into utter chaos and disorder. Who calls the cops? I think we all know, but can’t actually notice.

    I’ve hunkered down to an A&E marathon of ‘The First 48’, an unusually realistic true crime series involving urban homicide investigations. They make an effort to keep it from being an all black series by including Hispanic murders and the occasional white, but it is predominately black.

    What do I know, with all my knowledge of the situation from TV? But many first wave Black reform politicians were pro law and order, as much as this is trying to be memory holed and retconned. Blacks are stuck in a situation where they can’t tolerate it, but can’t live without it. It being the police and other blacks, for that matter. No wonder they are mad in every sense of the term.

    No wonder.

  100. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    The original male lead from the new Star Wars sequels (Who was sidelined into comic relief and removed from being a potential love interest for the white female lead) is leading the charge at the BLM march in London. His speech is… contradictory.

    Side-note, I saw this on Twitters i-events and tried to look up the post from the authors name. Turns out the other Haley Ott is a she/her whose whole twitter profile is just BLM right now. Of course she’s white and 22.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Altai

    More evidence that Whiskey is not wrong...

  101. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

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    Jane Elliot? Is that malignant lich still aboveground?

  102. @JohnnyWalker123
    If the Democrats think they can overthrow Trump with these protests, they'll run into a couple problems.

    First, mass rioting, crime, and violence will alienate many Whites and even quite a few immigrants. However, Biden will be under a lot of pressure to sympathize with the rioters. So a "tough on crime" Republican would have an advantage in such an atmosphere.

    Second, if there's mass COVID spread after this, Trump can blame the protesters.

    Wouldn't it be simpler to just let Trump lose the 2020 presidential race in a standard election? The ethnic demographics are increasingly turning against him, while the virus has produced mass unemployment.

    Even if Trump didn't lose, so what? His administration is run by establishment Republicans, Goldman Sachs Alumni, and his son-in-law Jared Kushner What need is there to defeat Trump when he gives the ruling class what they want?

    Replies: @Thatgirl, @Polynikes

    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just let Trump lose the 2020 presidential race in a standard election?

    I think the great irony is that if all these Dem states would’ve just followed the CDC guidelines from covid-19 (at first no gatherings of 50 people and then no gatherings of 10 and then back to re-open) it would have been enough to disrupt the economy into a mini little contraction/recession this summer heading into the fall. That would have made Trump look weak and ineffectual and taken the wind out of his sails on jobs/economy at just the right time. It would have been just the type of stroke of bad luck that politicians sometimes suffer and cost them elections.

    But instead the Dems went full authoritarian and now have to take ownership of a lot of that mess. On the backs of that the Dem leadership in these cities is showing just how political it all was by now refusing to police their minority constituency during the riots.

    Sailer calls it “Trump’s luck.” But what Trump’s divisive style really does is force people to take positions, which is extraordinarily dangerous for liberals as they have to try to apply all their wacky theories to real life. Bad results ensue. Not really luck, at all.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Polynikes


    I think the great irony is that if all these Dem states would’ve just followed the CDC guidelines from covid-19 (at first no gatherings of 50 people and then no gatherings of 10 and then back to re-open) it would have been enough to disrupt the economy into a mini little contraction/recession this summer heading into the fall. That would have made Trump look weak and ineffectual and taken the wind out of his sails on jobs/economy at just the right time. It would have been just the type of stroke of bad luck that politicians sometimes suffer and cost them elections.

     

    Right.

    But what Trump’s divisive style really does is force people to take positions, which is extraordinarily dangerous for liberals
     
    Interesting point.

    By encouraging the rioters, the Democrats are going to start cementing the narrative that they're the party of anarchy and chaos, while the Republicans are the "law and order" party. So even if you've got voters who are anxious about the economy, they'll feel even more anxiety towards the people looting the cities and now even the suburbs.

    If these protests generate a spike in COVID cases, then Republicans can also campaign on this too.

    The economy is going to be in terrible shape on election day, which will hurt Trump a lot. The demographics will be more non-white than 4 years ago, which will hurt him even further. However, nationwide anarchy and a protester-fueled COVID spike could really screw over the Democrats.

    It's in the interests of the Democrats for these protests to subside soon. Encouraging this movement could be very dangerous to them.

    Replies: @epebble

  103. Steve, the Democrats don’t just feel morally beholden to Blacks. It’s pragmatic self-interest. If Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D, the Democrats would not have been able to win a national election in the last 40 years. They need Blacks to keep doing that for at least this election, and maybe the next cycle as well.
    After that there will be enough Asian and Brown blocs voting 75% Democrat, and enough election fraud tools in place, that they will become the only viable political party like they are in California now. Once they longer have to bend the knee to Blacks and instead have to service these new blocs who really aren’t too keen on Blacks, we’ll see if that moral obligation starts getting dialed back.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Alfa158


    "if Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D"
     
    Y'know how Republicans always say, we don't need to give the deep reds anything, who else are the they gonna vote for? That, but with blacks. The only thing more laughable than the forlorn Republican hope to pander off a few percent of black voters is the Democrat fear that Republican might actually succeed. It ain't happening.

    "Once they [no] longer have to bend the knee to Blacks and instead have to service these new blocs who really aren’t too keen on Blacks, we’ll see if that moral obligation starts getting dialed back."
     
    Jaysus, is this supposed to be the case for optimism? Hey relax, just as soon as our conquerors achieve overwhelming superiority things'll get dialed back a bit?

    I heard a lot of similar arguments at the onset of the Obama era. How did that go?

    Replies: @Alfa158

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Alfa158


    If Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D, the Democrats would not have been able to win a national election in the last 40 years
     
    That was LBJ's strategy. If LBJ was right, the Democrats have another 60 years of robotic voting left to go. Of course, LBJ explicitly stated that Democrats would not do enough to help Blacks, just enough keep them voting D.
  104. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

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    “Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.”

    Much as I’d like to join on to a clever metaphor like that, I cannot, because I think it is you who is trapped in a mental circle.

    “These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat.”

    I disagree. Steve’s characterization of this as an attempted Deep State domestic color revolution is accurate. And like the other Derp State color revolution attempts, it is coming a cropper … unless Trump decides to hand them victory.

    “No one is trying to take over radio stations”

    Why would they? The Media Industrial Complex is already thoroughly on their side. Indeed, it pretty much runs their side. Your missing of this very basic fact is a serious failure to observe. Please re-enroll in Noticing 101 with Professor Sailer.

    “no police force or military unit has defected to the other side”

    Again, metro police are the arm of the blue city-state. There is no need for defections. They already own them. Some individual patrolmen may wish it were otherwise, but it is not.

    “The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas.”

    The blue cities man, the blue cities! The rioters, looters, Antifa, blue voters, blue mayors, and blue governors are all on the same side. And diversity is their strength, lol! This whole thing is a massive blue-on-blue dogfight. And red America has no dog in it. And if we’re smart, we’ll keep it that way.

    And if we’re dumb, we’ll invoke the 25 Amendment and hand them victory.

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
    @Almost Missouri

    Nice take down of @Jonathan Mason!

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Almost Missouri

    “No one is trying to take over radio stations”

    I heard a WGN-TV (Channel 9) reporter crying about how awful the CPD radio system was because someone was broadcasting music on one of the channels during the Diversity Demolition Festival. Since there was also CPD cop 'colored commentary' being broadcast, against the Da Mayor and her flunky police chief, they said they were trying to figure out if this was other cops. How they going to do that? Power on and power off transmit timing?

    They were pushing ENCRYPTED communications for the coppers, and talked to a Denver police person about how the riff-raff (hiding transmissions from the masses no matter what they say) couldn't monitor their transmissions.

    The first thing that came to mind was the some MOTOROLA corporate shill must be trying to gin up support for the City of Chicago to spend money on their communications products. Does MOTO equip ChiCom police departments with such gear?

    I wonder if the ban on the sale of wideband walkie-talkies like the Baofeng UV-5R was because the US government was scared that the masses having transmission gear that covered copper frequencies?

    https://survivalblog.com/baofeng-sales-ban-countdown-continues/

    Turning off your personal cellphone TRACKER and using tactical short range walkie-talkies would seem to be de rigueur in combat.

    Replies: @Polynikes

  105. Fantastic column.

    Why is it so hard for people to recognize the fact that this–“blacks are increasingly excused from all critique”–is true racism and that anyone who enables this trend is racist and does not really care about black people?

  106. @Alfa158
    Steve, the Democrats don’t just feel morally beholden to Blacks. It’s pragmatic self-interest. If Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D, the Democrats would not have been able to win a national election in the last 40 years. They need Blacks to keep doing that for at least this election, and maybe the next cycle as well.
    After that there will be enough Asian and Brown blocs voting 75% Democrat, and enough election fraud tools in place, that they will become the only viable political party like they are in California now. Once they longer have to bend the knee to Blacks and instead have to service these new blocs who really aren’t too keen on Blacks, we’ll see if that moral obligation starts getting dialed back.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    “if Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D”

    Y’know how Republicans always say, we don’t need to give the deep reds anything, who else are the they gonna vote for? That, but with blacks. The only thing more laughable than the forlorn Republican hope to pander off a few percent of black voters is the Democrat fear that Republican might actually succeed. It ain’t happening.

    “Once they [no] longer have to bend the knee to Blacks and instead have to service these new blocs who really aren’t too keen on Blacks, we’ll see if that moral obligation starts getting dialed back.”

    Jaysus, is this supposed to be the case for optimism? Hey relax, just as soon as our conquerors achieve overwhelming superiority things’ll get dialed back a bit?

    I heard a lot of similar arguments at the onset of the Obama era. How did that go?

    • Replies: @Alfa158
    @Almost Missouri

    Oh hell no, that is not a cause for optimism, that’s a just possible projection of how the Democrats will continue their rule. They’ll still kneel on our necks even harder, to use an au courant reference.

    What I see in California is a possible shifting in that direction already. No Democrat seems to care about the Mexican ethnic cleansing of Blacks from the urban areas. A few years ago a Black kid walking home from high school in South Central was gunned down steps from his house by an illegal who had been released from jail the day before. The kid’s Dad went to the city council and his Black councilman expecting no justice, no peace and was basically told to shut up and buzz off.
    The gays and liberal Whites have pretty much ethnically cleansed Blacks from San Francisco.
    And imagine how unsympathetic the Asians are going to be once they no longer need to virtue signal anti- White and pro-Black in order to attain positions of power in the regime.

  107. A+

    Very well said, Mr. Sailer.

  108. White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014.

    There was a joke at the time:
    Q. Why a color revolution would be impossible in US?
    A. Because US doesn’t have a US embassy.

    This is no longer true. Trump’s America has developed its own US embassy.

  109. Floyd got himself killed? Come on. Chauvin killed him. Why does it pain you to say it?

    My understanding is that chauvins past complaints of excessive brutality mostly didn’t involve blacks. Came from a non black Hispanic guy and a guy named ira toles, which doesn’t sound black. Aside from chauvin, none of the cops involved in Floyd’s death were white. Hence, this incident is probably neither about racism to blacks nor white supremacy.

    Maybe we have a generic police brutality problem in this country. No one anywhere wants to talk about that because that’s an “all lives matter“ problem.

    On one side we have reflexive “black lives matter” and on the other we have reflexive “blue lives matter.” So whatever problem we have with poorly trained police, it stays ignored.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Spangel


    Floyd got himself killed? Come on. Chauvin killed him. Why does it pain you to say it?
     
    Chauvin didn’t kill him. Chauvin followed police procedure in a very difficult situation in which a drugged up 6’6” 250 lb man was resisting arrest.

    The coroner did not find evidence of asphyxiation or strangulation.

    Replies: @Znzn

  110. @Mr McKenna
    In a similar vein:

    This riot is brought to you by Nike
    Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety

    https://spectator.us/riot-brought-nike-looting-minneapolis-new-york-dc/



    US Politics
    This riot is brought to you by Nike
    Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety
    Daniel McCarthy


    In Chicago last weekend 82 people were shot, 22 of them fatally. Between May 2019 and late May 2020, homicide claimed the lives of over 300 black men in the city. That’s not a police brutality problem, that’s a problem of insufficient police power being deployed to stop violent criminals. If the death of one man, George Floyd, while under arrest in Minneapolis is cause for nationwide protests, why don’t the deaths of hundreds of George Floyds every year prick the conscience of protesters that much more?

    Better yet, why don’t the antifa kids who are mighty bold with the police go and toss bricks at the gangbangers in Chicago? Because unlike the police, the gangs will shoot them dead. The rioters setting America ablaze are cowards: they riot only because they know they face no danger from the police.

    These protests and riots are not a revolution, they’re a celebration. This is a victory lap for a moral revolution in education, one that has created a mythology in which police and other traditional authorities are automatically assumed to be evil while young vandals who riot on the pretext of social justice are holy innocents. A change in religion often means the heroes of the old faith become the demons of the new while yesterday’s vices become today’s virtues. Intersectionality, to give the new faith just one of its legion of names, has replaced Christianity, particularly the bourgeois, patriotic Christian morality that supplied America’s elite institutions with their ethos until rather recently. The revolution didn’t take place on the streets — and nothing is as stupid as conservatives who think they need to learn Saul Alinsky’s organizational tactics. That’s just theater. The real power lies not with protesters or rioters but with the moral authority that creates protesters in the first place and that prevents police from suppressing the rioters.

    Why are police reluctant to put down the mayhem in the streets? Because they’re not allowed to: they answer to politicians who are afraid of being called bad names in the press and who need the support of the rioters’ upper-middle-class enablers. Those enablers include not only Democrats but also a great many elite libertarians and non-Trump Republicans; and not only the media and academy, with their known liberal bias, but also corporate America.

    Take Nike. You might think the sneaker company would be upset about having its stores ransacked. But think again. You’re stealing Nikes? That just proves that Nike is the footwear brand of the revolution. That cool, edgy looter you see with his liberated Nikes is a walking advertisement, better than any money can buy. Others who admire the authenticity and passion and living purity of the looter — white suburban teens, for example, or progressive Ivy League lawyers — will now go out and buy Nikes so they can be part of the revolution, too.

    Anyway, it’s not like the revolution is going to expropriate the sneaker factories — those have already been profitably relocated to countries under communist rule. Woke capitalism and the communism that employs the most brutal policing imaginable against the likes of Uighurs and Tibetans make perfect allies. Of course, corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety — or any other non-Western kind. As the Financial Times reports, amid this week’s riots, ‘Some companies devoted their advertising resources to responding to the crisis, with Nike — whose usual slogan is “Just Do It” — distributing a video telling Americans: “For once, Don’t Do It. Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America.”’ Yes, Nike, there is a problem in America. Thank God we have corporations to watch out for our consciences.

    A nation like ours has many power centers. The alignment of those power centers is what determines cultural force and, in the long run, political success as well. Corporate executives, celebrities, academics, editorialists, and even many religious leaders — not at all exclusively from liberal denominations — in general oppose the police and support the protests, and if they think the rioters go to excess, they’re inclined to think it’s just a case of misplaced zeal or an excusable response to oppression. The master framework that applies before any facts are considered — facts like the real cause of most violent deaths among blacks in America today, or even investigation into the facts about George Floyd’s death — is a moral framework that designates saints and sinners, victims and oppressors.

    (Regarding Floyd’s death, according to TMZ the Hennepin County medical examiner determined that he suffered a heart attack during the arrest, with fentanyl in his system. Floyd complained about being unable to breathe before he was pinned down by the arresting officers — and shortness of breath certainly seems like a plausible effect of fentanyl or a heart attack, or both. That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force, but it’s not the scenario that most of the protesters’ supporters seem to take for granted. An examiner hired by Floyd’s family disputes the findings. Both examiners say homicide was the ‘manner of death’.)

    ***

    Replies: @Jack D, @SunBakedSuburb

    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,

    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America’s decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for – everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation – so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was “just starting to get his life together” at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the “right of peaceful protest” as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends – things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    • Replies: @Spangel
    @Jack D

    Do you believe police should feel entitled to off people whenever they get frustrated with them just because they are petty delinquents?

    Replies: @silviosilver

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D

    Well said.

    Stay safe over there in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    , @bomag
    @Jack D


    As the champion of the blacks... we have a drug addicted felon who was “just starting to get his life together” at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?
     
    And after adding him to the Michael Browns and Travon Martins, we seem to be in the territory where those in charge demand we worship absurd things; say that a deer is a horse; etc., just so they can demonstrate how much power they have.
    , @Forbes
    @Jack D


    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them.
     
    This is largely due to the fact that the younger generation hasn't been asked to do anything, to accomplish or build anything, in order to earn a stake in their own future, and their civilization. They've been taught there's nothing special about their culture and civilization--in fact, they've been taught there are many things perversely wrong with their culture and civilization.

    So, as it is, they are a bunch of trust fund beneficiaries who don't care for their inheritance, and actually participate in its destruction. The warning that it could get worse actually encourages them, as they feel the sooner it is destroyed, the sooner they can get to work their Utopia.
    , @Escher
    @Jack D

    Free Mumia /sarc.

    , @ben tillman
    @Jack D


    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them.
     
    Any older white people who feel they have a stake in the system are sadly mistaken. The system is out to eliminate us, and we need to destroy it first. If Trump is not re-elected so that the conspirators in the election nullification scheme can be punished, secession will be the only answer.
    , @Joseph Doaks
    @Jack D

    "a drug addicted felon who was “just starting to get his life together”

    Is it true that George Floyd was running a personal pornography channel? That would be mentioned in every headline if he was either white or Republican.

  111. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    Do you believe police should feel entitled to off people whenever they get frustrated with them just because they are petty delinquents?

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Spangel

    I think Jack's point was that Floyd's death was a fortunate (you read that right) accident. That is, there was indeed excessive force (though not majorly excessive), but there was no intent to kill the crim; that he died anyway is nothing to mourn. 99%+++ of people would have survived that with no more than a bruised ego. Also, he resisted arrest, which is something I have extremely little patience with.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  112. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri

    "the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war and then…something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!"
     
    This is the crux of it, and we are currently in the first "something".

    There is a stalemate. The rioting and destruction is in the Clinton Archipelago (aka blue voting districts). Meanwhile, Trumpland (aka red voting districts) remains calm and serene as a millpond.

    It is very gradually dawning on both blue and red America that they have nothing to gain by interceding in the other. If blue rioters venture out into the suburbs, they're gonna get shot. If red Americans venture into the cities to restore order, they're gonna be crucified by the Media Industrial Complex. So, increasingly, red Americans are concluding that blue Americans fouled their own nests, so they should just let them lie in it. And they're right.

    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they've demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame. (Hey, it's been working pretty well up till last week.) But so far, Trump hasn't quite taken the bait this time. Tucker thinks it's because Jared won't let him, and Tucker may be right, but that doesn't mean Trump should do it. After crying for Trump to "do something", the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump's door. Trump's best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it.

    "But the [blue] cities could burn for months!" will be the cry.

    Yes, they could. What's the downside?

    Replies: @anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Cowboy Shaw

    ” After crying for Trump to “do something”, the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump’s door. Trump’s best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it.”

    True…that is why NY state governor Cuomo II has been taking verbal shots at NYC mayor DeBlasio…he needs to distract people from the fact that he has mishandled the riots in New York cities.

    • Agree: Forbes
    • Replies: @Redman
    @anonymous

    Not to mention distracting them from the nursing home debacle which could be his legacy depending on who writes the history of CV.

  113. @Almost Missouri
    @Jonathan Mason


    "Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles."
     
    Much as I'd like to join on to a clever metaphor like that, I cannot, because I think it is you who is trapped in a mental circle.

    "These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat."
     
    I disagree. Steve's characterization of this as an attempted Deep State domestic color revolution is accurate. And like the other Derp State color revolution attempts, it is coming a cropper ... unless Trump decides to hand them victory.

    "No one is trying to take over radio stations"
     
    Why would they? The Media Industrial Complex is already thoroughly on their side. Indeed, it pretty much runs their side. Your missing of this very basic fact is a serious failure to observe. Please re-enroll in Noticing 101 with Professor Sailer.

    "no police force or military unit has defected to the other side"
     
    Again, metro police are the arm of the blue city-state. There is no need for defections. They already own them. Some individual patrolmen may wish it were otherwise, but it is not.

    "The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas."
     
    The blue cities man, the blue cities! The rioters, looters, Antifa, blue voters, blue mayors, and blue governors are all on the same side. And diversity is their strength, lol! This whole thing is a massive blue-on-blue dogfight. And red America has no dog in it. And if we're smart, we'll keep it that way.

    And if we're dumb, we'll invoke the 25 Amendment and hand them victory.

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Joe Stalin

    Nice take down of !

  114. @Anonymous
    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”, yet the footage I’ve seen lately of one negro beating multiple cops to a pulp at the same time, etc, makes me seriously question that.

    It seems the only thing that makes an American cop “tough” is his gun, politically deprive him of his ability to defend himself with it and he is no tougher than an unarmed “British bobbie”. In fact maybe less tough as I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it's all they've ever known.

    Replies: @Slimer, @fnn, @danand, @JohnnyWalker123

    “I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it’s all they’ve ever known.”

    #245, you may be right:

    5BFF74D0-153D-4F11-A244-C5362ABE8766

    Looks like many of the UK protesters are similar in demographic to ours, young, other than black, women:

    FAD099C9-A54D-440B-BE85-5B0B07D6BA50

    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383747/Thousands-Black-Lives-Matter-protestors-head-Londons-Hyde-Park.html

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @danand


    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:
     
    You know how you can really tell the protests are popular? There are white women at it.
    , @Single malt
    @danand

    ...paging Dr Whiskey

    Replies: @Whiskey

    , @silviosilver
    @danand

    Yowza, look at that: blacks kneeling before not just whites, but white cops. By what sorcery was this reversal of the righteous order achieved?

  115. @Redneck farmer
    As usual, Steve nails it.

    Replies: @animalogic, @Jonathan Mason, @Light Minded

    iSteve almost perfectly nails it: it is not that they are treated as “Sacred Cows”, they are treated as Pets. That explains the “elite view” that they “lack agency”, their spoiled dependency on the welfare state, and their rage: they know that they are being infantilized and being encouraged to mouth victimization excuses: big frustrated babies. They have lost all self-respect and they know it. Back in the day, i am told, high born slaves “taught” their uncouth master’s high class ways of speech and demeanor, what was know as “Cool” – reserved, aloof, dignified.

  116. A scene from contemporary Washington D.C.: the Grand Army of the Potomac National Guard deployed to keep racially agrieved mobs from vandalizing the Lincoln Memorial

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZizNYHXQAE8dSn?format=jpg&name=large

    There’s some kind of irony there.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @Mr. Anon

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AccidentalRenaissance/

  117. @danand
    @Anonymous


    “I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it’s all they’ve ever known.”
     
    #245, you may be right:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8thJ4

    Looks like many of the UK protesters are similar in demographic to ours, young, other than black, women:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8pf2V

    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383747/Thousands-Black-Lives-Matter-protestors-head-Londons-Hyde-Park.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Single malt, @silviosilver

    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:

    You know how you can really tell the protests are popular? There are white women at it.

  118. Well-we’ll see…

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Hey, that's Channel 9, an Australian channel. Thanks bro. Representin....

  119. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    You know, I desperately wish George Floyd had not perished last week, truly I do, if for no other reason than that he would be able to film one of those ‘cuckold’ videos with James Corden and his Missus.

  120. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    “There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.” – This is very telling. There is no attempt for any constructive correction or change. The BLM was created purely as a tool for increasing polarization.

  121. @Almost Missouri

    "the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war and then…something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!"
     
    This is the crux of it, and we are currently in the first "something".

    There is a stalemate. The rioting and destruction is in the Clinton Archipelago (aka blue voting districts). Meanwhile, Trumpland (aka red voting districts) remains calm and serene as a millpond.

    It is very gradually dawning on both blue and red America that they have nothing to gain by interceding in the other. If blue rioters venture out into the suburbs, they're gonna get shot. If red Americans venture into the cities to restore order, they're gonna be crucified by the Media Industrial Complex. So, increasingly, red Americans are concluding that blue Americans fouled their own nests, so they should just let them lie in it. And they're right.

    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they've demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame. (Hey, it's been working pretty well up till last week.) But so far, Trump hasn't quite taken the bait this time. Tucker thinks it's because Jared won't let him, and Tucker may be right, but that doesn't mean Trump should do it. After crying for Trump to "do something", the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump's door. Trump's best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it.

    "But the [blue] cities could burn for months!" will be the cry.

    Yes, they could. What's the downside?

    Replies: @anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Cowboy Shaw

    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they’ve demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame.

    That’s a sage analysis. You are right – there is no upside for Trump to intervene. He should just state that law enforcement is a local matter and that the liberal mayors and governors of those blue areas should get to work. If he is called out for his inaction, he should reply: “Hey, you guys all think I’m evil, …………..a fascist, a dictator, a Russian pawn………..but you want to grant me even more power and authority over your cities and over your lives? Get back to me when you get your story straight.”

    That’s what an intelligent populist would do. Unfortunately, as we now all know, Trump is neither intelligent, nor a populist.

    • Agree: V. Hickel
  122. anon[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat.

    Sure. Just as the inchoate protests in Cairo and Tunis weren’t part of a coup.

    lol.

    No one is trying to take over radio stations,

    Lol! It’s not 1950-whatever, dude, there’s no need for that.

    no police force or military unit has defected to the other side.

    The police forces are owned and controlled by the mayors.

    The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas.

    LOL, whut? Put on a red hat – not a MAGA hat, just a red one – and go for a stroll around Portland, Oregon. See what happens. Do the same in Seattle. Think that there’s not any Antifa “territory” out there, dude?

    Repeat the same experiment in parts of Harlem, or Chicago. Duh. Did you miss all the vids of Mexican gang members going after black people in parts of Cicero? Is that “territory” enough for you?

    Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    Eeew.
    Dude, no one here is interested in your private fantasies. Keep that stuff to yourself, ok?

    • Troll: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Pericles
    @anon

    Lol, you're getting respect from Corvinus.

    Replies: @Pericles

  123. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    Well said.

    Stay safe over there in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Stay safe over there in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love Lovely Brothers.
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

  124. The latest narrative is that if SARS-CoV-2 spreads among rioters, it’s not on them; once again it’s all the fault of police:

    “The excessive coughing, sneezing and shouting caused by tear gas means that more respiratory droplets are emitted, increasing the chance of coronavirus transmission, Dr. Payal Kohli told WUSA.“

    Looking like this is the media story/angle du jour. Just one more type of violence committed against color by privilege.

  125. @nebulafox
    Gotta wonder what Tom Wolfe would make of this.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Unladen Swallow, @sayless

    “Gotta wonder what Tom Wolfe would make of this.”

    He wouldn’t be surprised.

    • Agree: silviosilver
  126. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    As the champion of the blacks… we have a drug addicted felon who was “just starting to get his life together” at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And after adding him to the Michael Browns and Travon Martins, we seem to be in the territory where those in charge demand we worship absurd things; say that a deer is a horse; etc., just so they can demonstrate how much power they have.

  127. If you think people of color are angry now, just wait until they hear about Emmett Till.

    • LOL: Joseph Doaks
  128. @nebulafox
    @Jonathan Mason

    >The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    They will win. Not because the Democrats deserve to win, but because Trump deserves to lose, completely and utterly.

    And... what will happen? We will trade one incompetent, corrupt septuagenarian with possible early-onset dementia for another.

    America's long-term course does not change, above all the increasing irrelevance of the traditional bipartisan political elite. Fewer and fewer care what they have to say about anything, for better or for worse. We are slated to live in interesting times.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Paleo Liberal, @Buffalo Joe

    nebu, because Trump seems to seek no counsel and reacts so immaturely to any criticism he alienates people like me who saw him as an anti-politician. I wish somehow he could be made to see how foolish his “back at you” tweets are. Well, it is a good time to be a glazer, commercial door installer and plate glass company. Next, all the fancy store fronts will be marred by the steel gates and roll up security doors just like in the hood.

  129. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    Meanwhile, in India. Elephant lives matter.

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1268112676674138118

    • Replies: @Spangel
    @Altai

    On social media, I’ve seen the same scolds who were flaying about in crocodile tears over Floyd yesterday jump to this elephant outrage today.

    At least the save the new elephants crusade is more coherent than BLM.

  130. @Almost Missouri
    @Jonathan Mason


    "Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles."
     
    Much as I'd like to join on to a clever metaphor like that, I cannot, because I think it is you who is trapped in a mental circle.

    "These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat."
     
    I disagree. Steve's characterization of this as an attempted Deep State domestic color revolution is accurate. And like the other Derp State color revolution attempts, it is coming a cropper ... unless Trump decides to hand them victory.

    "No one is trying to take over radio stations"
     
    Why would they? The Media Industrial Complex is already thoroughly on their side. Indeed, it pretty much runs their side. Your missing of this very basic fact is a serious failure to observe. Please re-enroll in Noticing 101 with Professor Sailer.

    "no police force or military unit has defected to the other side"
     
    Again, metro police are the arm of the blue city-state. There is no need for defections. They already own them. Some individual patrolmen may wish it were otherwise, but it is not.

    "The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas."
     
    The blue cities man, the blue cities! The rioters, looters, Antifa, blue voters, blue mayors, and blue governors are all on the same side. And diversity is their strength, lol! This whole thing is a massive blue-on-blue dogfight. And red America has no dog in it. And if we're smart, we'll keep it that way.

    And if we're dumb, we'll invoke the 25 Amendment and hand them victory.

    Replies: @VinnyVette, @Joe Stalin

    “No one is trying to take over radio stations”

    I heard a WGN-TV (Channel 9) reporter crying about how awful the CPD radio system was because someone was broadcasting music on one of the channels during the Diversity Demolition Festival. Since there was also CPD cop ‘colored commentary’ being broadcast, against the Da Mayor and her flunky police chief, they said they were trying to figure out if this was other cops. How they going to do that? Power on and power off transmit timing?

    They were pushing ENCRYPTED communications for the coppers, and talked to a Denver police person about how the riff-raff (hiding transmissions from the masses no matter what they say) couldn’t monitor their transmissions.

    The first thing that came to mind was the some MOTOROLA corporate shill must be trying to gin up support for the City of Chicago to spend money on their communications products. Does MOTO equip ChiCom police departments with such gear?

    I wonder if the ban on the sale of wideband walkie-talkies like the Baofeng UV-5R was because the US government was scared that the masses having transmission gear that covered copper frequencies?

    https://survivalblog.com/baofeng-sales-ban-countdown-continues/

    Turning off your personal cellphone TRACKER and using tactical short range walkie-talkies would seem to be de rigueur in combat.

    • Replies: @Polynikes
    @Joe Stalin


    They were pushing ENCRYPTED communications for the coppers, and talked to a Denver police person about how the riff-raff (hiding transmissions from the masses no matter what they say) couldn’t monitor their transmissions.

    The first thing that came to mind was the some MOTOROLA corporate shill must be trying to gin up support for the City of Chicago to spend money on their communications products. Does MOTO equip ChiCom police departments with such gear?
     
    This has been a safety push for state governments across the country. It might even be a federal mandate at this point, but I forget. It is rather expensive--probably due to lack of competition--for governments that are flush with cash, so many haven't adopted it yet. As poor as Chicago and Illinois are, from a budgetary perspective, I'm sure they are way behind the times.
  131. Wanna laugh: More anti-White racism pushed by MSM, this time enlisting “K-pop fans”: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ent-k-pop-fans-whitelivesmatter-20200603-o5gh7uunzzfe5nr6ocpylr4mru-story.html

    Apparently it is “racist” (= evil) to have a hashtag that says # White Lives Matter.

    Can’t say that, so apparently White Lives DO NOT Matter.

    We get the message.

  132. White Americans have made vast efforts over the past sixty years to exterminate all manifestations of white racism. And yet, each new generation of black youths still likes to loot shoe stores.

    It’s a puzzlement.

    But, but, but… it all hasn’t been enough! The White liberals who are virtue signaling and telling all the rest of us how Very Important the issue of racism is that has been totally unaddressed over the last 70 years need to be encouraged to do more and set a personal example. Don’t just change your profile picture and post a link to a Vox piece. Move to East St. Louis and put your children in public schools! Tithe 50% of your income to Al Sharpton! Marry a black woman! These are the small, individual choices that can really make a difference in the battle for equality.

    • Replies: @Spangel
    @Thomas

    That’s the beauty of this current virtue signaling bonanza. These people who are making black squares of their profile pics and reposting memes about white supremacy act exactly the same as someone like me, who would surely be considered a racist of the worst kind.

    I know these people posting siw junk all over social media. Some I’ve known since kindergarten. Some I’m related to. Some I’ve worked with for years. I know I’ve never seen a black person at their weddings or birthday parties. I know they’ve spent their whole life savings on avoiding black people by moving to towns with a 1.5 hour commute to the city or making great sacrifices to send their kid to private schools where their kids will scarcely meet a black person.

    I do the same things, but I am perfectly aware of why I do them. They are either in great denial about why they do these things or they are lying about their commitment to this BLM crap.

    Or maybe they just do it because it’s so easy. It’s easy to repost some idiotic meme about white privilege. Nearly all of them still live in their 2% black towns with their own all white police force per town of 7000. Are they aware that they are pretending to be activists so they can carry on with their exclusivity without any real change occurring?

    Replies: @sayless

    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Thomas

    It would be a simple matter to steer a few of their rioting-looting mobs into their neighborhoods. This has happened to some extent now, Manhattan being the best example.

    Clever operators could continue to divert mobs into White Leftist enclaves. Malibu would be a fine example, if only it had anything at all commercial that could be smashed, looted and lit on fire. We were at a Starbucks there, just off PCH, so maybe they could start there and then head on over to Rob Reiner's house.

    I am not actually advocating this or supporting it. Do not do it. I disavow any knowledge of this, and I do not actually exist.

    BTW, this is a calculus problem, one of applying the right amount of thrust to change the trajectory of an object. Divert it from core American places to the havens of our enemies. And they are now our enemies, people. Could it be more obvious?

  133. @Paleo Liberal
    @nebulafox

    A truly honest campaign slogan for Biden would be “Back Into the Frying Pan”.

    Works for me.

    Our Republic is doomed.
    Our nation is doomed.
    Our planet is doomed.

    I believe Biden would destroy our Republic and our planet a little slower than Trump. Not sure which would destroy our nation more slowly, since they would destroy our nation in different ways.

    So for me the choice is clear as to which corrupt, senile, incompetent corporate tool for whom to vote.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    If you vote for Joe Biden you ain’t white.

    • Agree: Cloudbuster
    • LOL: Paleo Liberal
    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
    @Ron Mexico

    While I may not agree, that is funny as sh!t

  134. @Almost Missouri

    "the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war and then…something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!"
     
    This is the crux of it, and we are currently in the first "something".

    There is a stalemate. The rioting and destruction is in the Clinton Archipelago (aka blue voting districts). Meanwhile, Trumpland (aka red voting districts) remains calm and serene as a millpond.

    It is very gradually dawning on both blue and red America that they have nothing to gain by interceding in the other. If blue rioters venture out into the suburbs, they're gonna get shot. If red Americans venture into the cities to restore order, they're gonna be crucified by the Media Industrial Complex. So, increasingly, red Americans are concluding that blue Americans fouled their own nests, so they should just let them lie in it. And they're right.

    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they've demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame. (Hey, it's been working pretty well up till last week.) But so far, Trump hasn't quite taken the bait this time. Tucker thinks it's because Jared won't let him, and Tucker may be right, but that doesn't mean Trump should do it. After crying for Trump to "do something", the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump's door. Trump's best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it.

    "But the [blue] cities could burn for months!" will be the cry.

    Yes, they could. What's the downside?

    Replies: @anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Cowboy Shaw

    Let me be even more emphatic.

    Right now, in real time, we are getting a soft version of the red-blue secession that many of us have been asking for. Let’s not screw it up by doing the blue’s dirty work for them and taking the blame and the cost. This has been red America’s historic undoing.

    Pointless missionary wars aboard? Planned by blue. Executed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Failed local government? Caused by blue. Fixed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Diversity pets currently pillaging your bluetopia? Chosen by blue. …

    Let us break the cycle of domestic abuse now.

    Let’s also not let Trump screw it up for us by doing the blue’s dirty work for them either. Unfortunately, he already said he would. Fortunately, he has a very poor record of follow through.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Almost Missouri

    If there is a meme for this, it would be the Saving Private Ryan Omaha Beach scene where burning bodies fall from the flamed bunker while a foreground GI yells, "Don't shoot, let 'em burn", except the bunker is labelled "blue America", the flames are labelled "diversity" and the foreground GIs are "red America".

    https://i.imgur.com/NAPYUxx.jpg

    Replies: @ChrisZ

    , @silviosilver
    @Almost Missouri


    Let me be even more emphatic.

    Right now, in real time, we are getting a soft version of the red-blue secession that many of us have been asking for. Let’s not screw it up by doing the blue’s dirty work for them and taking the blame and the cost. This has been red America’s historic undoing.
     

    As Hunter Wallace put it in a post sarcastically titled "FBI Uncover White Supremacist Plot To Sit Back And Do Nothing"

    "These people are doing a fantastic job of making all our points for us, shouldering all the risks of violent accelerationism and radicalizing and pushing far more people toward us than we ever could through activism. Why should we get in their way and muddy this picture?"

  135. @Thomas

    White Americans have made vast efforts over the past sixty years to exterminate all manifestations of white racism. And yet, each new generation of black youths still likes to loot shoe stores.

    It’s a puzzlement.
     
    But, but, but... it all hasn't been enough! The White liberals who are virtue signaling and telling all the rest of us how Very Important the issue of racism is that has been totally unaddressed over the last 70 years need to be encouraged to do more and set a personal example. Don't just change your profile picture and post a link to a Vox piece. Move to East St. Louis and put your children in public schools! Tithe 50% of your income to Al Sharpton! Marry a black woman! These are the small, individual choices that can really make a difference in the battle for equality.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk

    That’s the beauty of this current virtue signaling bonanza. These people who are making black squares of their profile pics and reposting memes about white supremacy act exactly the same as someone like me, who would surely be considered a racist of the worst kind.

    I know these people posting siw junk all over social media. Some I’ve known since kindergarten. Some I’m related to. Some I’ve worked with for years. I know I’ve never seen a black person at their weddings or birthday parties. I know they’ve spent their whole life savings on avoiding black people by moving to towns with a 1.5 hour commute to the city or making great sacrifices to send their kid to private schools where their kids will scarcely meet a black person.

    I do the same things, but I am perfectly aware of why I do them. They are either in great denial about why they do these things or they are lying about their commitment to this BLM crap.

    Or maybe they just do it because it’s so easy. It’s easy to repost some idiotic meme about white privilege. Nearly all of them still live in their 2% black towns with their own all white police force per town of 7000. Are they aware that they are pretending to be activists so they can carry on with their exclusivity without any real change occurring?

    • Replies: @sayless
    @Spangel

    "Are they aware that they are pretending to be activists so they can carry on with their exclusivity without any real change occurring?"

    I don't think they are aware, no. The liberals I know, friends-and-relations, who are interested in politics and try to keep abreast -- "I have to go watch MSNBC" -- do exactly what you are describing. But there's no sign of conflict between the lives they've organized for themselves and their political and social opinions. It's a state of mind that doesn't even rise to the level of cognitive dissonance, like parallel tracks of opinion and thought that never impinge on one another. They are aware without being aware that they are aware. Strange.

    It makes meaningful conversation on these subjects difficult because you're talking to two separate unintegrated set of perceptions. "Black people commit an inordinate amount of violent crime." "That's because white people have caused them to do so."

  136. @nebulafox
    Gotta wonder what Tom Wolfe would make of this.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Unladen Swallow, @sayless

    The more things change, the more they remain the same.

  137. Another knee utilized improperly effectively according to well established procedure:

    This happened a few month ago to my lil cousin San Francisco Police Department This is crazy 🤦🏾‍♂️She works at Bayview police station #justiceforgeorgefloyd ✊🏿🙏🏾#blacklivesmatter#icantbreathe#policebrutality

    Posted by Danny Langford on Friday, May 29, 2020

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @danand

    Could you post a link we can distribute, along with some background (where, when)?

  138. @Thomas

    White Americans have made vast efforts over the past sixty years to exterminate all manifestations of white racism. And yet, each new generation of black youths still likes to loot shoe stores.

    It’s a puzzlement.
     
    But, but, but... it all hasn't been enough! The White liberals who are virtue signaling and telling all the rest of us how Very Important the issue of racism is that has been totally unaddressed over the last 70 years need to be encouraged to do more and set a personal example. Don't just change your profile picture and post a link to a Vox piece. Move to East St. Louis and put your children in public schools! Tithe 50% of your income to Al Sharpton! Marry a black woman! These are the small, individual choices that can really make a difference in the battle for equality.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk

    It would be a simple matter to steer a few of their rioting-looting mobs into their neighborhoods. This has happened to some extent now, Manhattan being the best example.

    Clever operators could continue to divert mobs into White Leftist enclaves. Malibu would be a fine example, if only it had anything at all commercial that could be smashed, looted and lit on fire. We were at a Starbucks there, just off PCH, so maybe they could start there and then head on over to Rob Reiner’s house.

    I am not actually advocating this or supporting it. Do not do it. I disavow any knowledge of this, and I do not actually exist.

    BTW, this is a calculus problem, one of applying the right amount of thrust to change the trajectory of an object. Divert it from core American places to the havens of our enemies. And they are now our enemies, people. Could it be more obvious?

  139. I’ve long compared Negrus Americanus to the sacred cows of India. Although to me fair, cows are at least useful and not terribly dangerous.

    Perhaps another animal is appropriate:

    Vermin worship has a long tradition.

  140. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @danand
    Another knee utilized improperly effectively according to well established procedure:

    https://www.facebook.com/danicia.langford.1/videos/1525832450931507/

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Could you post a link we can distribute, along with some background (where, when)?

  141. If you’re born in capitalist America, racist America, fascist America, then you’re born in sin. But if you’re born in socialism, you’re not born in sin

    AOC?

    Shawn King?

    Nope. Jim Jones.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    "Jim Jones"

    For the foreseeable future media will be filled with entitled middle and upper-middle class blacks emoting about their perceived pain and pontificating on that nebulous thing called white privilege. It will be Fantasy Land for blacks.

    Meanwhile, those stalwart allies of downtrodden blacks, the young white wokians, still receiving signals from the Hive, will continue their cultic activity. Let's hope there's a big pitcher of Jim Jones Kool-Aid in their future.

  142. As I have been saying since February: People are freaking out about coronavirus out of boredom. Take away the boredom and they can easily see the coronavirus for the mosquito that it is.

  143. @Almost Missouri
    @Almost Missouri

    Let me be even more emphatic.

    Right now, in real time, we are getting a soft version of the red-blue secession that many of us have been asking for. Let's not screw it up by doing the blue's dirty work for them and taking the blame and the cost. This has been red America's historic undoing.

    Pointless missionary wars aboard? Planned by blue. Executed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Failed local government? Caused by blue. Fixed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Diversity pets currently pillaging your bluetopia? Chosen by blue. ...

    Let us break the cycle of domestic abuse now.

    Let's also not let Trump screw it up for us by doing the blue's dirty work for them either. Unfortunately, he already said he would. Fortunately, he has a very poor record of follow through.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @silviosilver

    If there is a meme for this, it would be the Saving Private Ryan Omaha Beach scene where burning bodies fall from the flamed bunker while a foreground GI yells, “Don’t shoot, let ’em burn”, except the bunker is labelled “blue America”, the flames are labelled “diversity” and the foreground GIs are “red America”.

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    @Almost Missouri

    A great trio of posts, AM. Cuts to the heart of the matter, especially the parts about Blue baiting Red into action so Red can take the blame, interminably. Thanks.

  144. Sean says:

    Opinion: Why we can’t let our guard down in fight against the coronavirus
    Paul W. Ewald and Holly A. Swain Ewald
    Social distancing, disinfection, staying at home when sick, restricting the sizes of gatherings, and increasing protection in hospitals and residences for the elderly take away the advantages that harmful durable viruses have over milder viruses. On the basis of these consideration we expect that the COVID-19 viruses will shift toward a level of harmfulness that is below the one death per thousand where strong infection control measures are maintained. […]
    By flattening the curve, control measures enacted in Kentucky have prevented needless deaths due to an overwhelmed health care system and shifted some infections to later weeks. If the virus is steadily becoming less harmful, then delaying infections may be especially important for individuals who have had inadequate health care opportunities. For example, in Kentucky and throughout the U.S., African Americans are disproportionately represented among COVID-19 cases and deaths. Being infected with milder variants of COVID-19 could be the difference between life and death for individuals whose infections are worsened by inequality of health care and preexisting conditions.

  145. @hhsiii
    @Altai

    Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @danand, @Nicholas Stix

    “Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.”

    4D30EC91-F657-40DC-BB4D-D6A3AAFEBCF9

    Both kindling and cooped up, no fire. Local news story today:

    [MORE]

  146. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Steve: "The Bonfire of the Insanities"

    Defunct DC comics superhero "the Blue Pencil" helpfully informs the readers...

    One of your "s"-s is unnecessary.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Perhaps the Blue Pencil should graduate to reading books?

  147. Yes a Color Revolution. White Women are White Women.

    As always siding with Black rioters. White Women are the natural and eternal enemy of the White man.

    Trump is likely to lose all fifty states. Then what?

    No cops arresting Blacks? Certainly the law. Blacks able to do what they want to Whites? Yes.

    But the real dream is corporate work camps for White men. Skilled slave labor creates wealth. Ask China. That’s the dream. Death Work camp brought to you by Nike

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Whiskey

    Whiskey is the incel equivalent of Tiny Duck. Mildly amusing at first, but repetitious and tedious after a while.

    Celibacy sucks. We get it. Lord knows I’m no Casanova myself. But your endless blackpilling and gloom-and-doom mental masturbation are insanely counterproductive.

    Things are likely to get worse before they get better - if they ever do get better. But survival is a privilege, not a right. Happiness is not an entitlement. Every second of your life is earned. No one owes you anything. If you can’t handle the challenge, then you can cower in a corner or put a bullet in your head.

    Stop pedestalizing white women, and stop taking their actions so personally. White women are responding to mental conditioning and social incentives just as they always have. They always follow the leader. In Hitler’s Germany they were the most enthusiastic adherents of the Nazi philosophy. Does that make them the eternal enemies of the Jew?

    You must be in your thirties or forties. Presumably you still stew over the days when the cool kids went to wild parties while you stared at your bedroom wall. But that was a long time ago. Get over it.

  148. @Almost Missouri
    @Alfa158


    "if Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D"
     
    Y'know how Republicans always say, we don't need to give the deep reds anything, who else are the they gonna vote for? That, but with blacks. The only thing more laughable than the forlorn Republican hope to pander off a few percent of black voters is the Democrat fear that Republican might actually succeed. It ain't happening.

    "Once they [no] longer have to bend the knee to Blacks and instead have to service these new blocs who really aren’t too keen on Blacks, we’ll see if that moral obligation starts getting dialed back."
     
    Jaysus, is this supposed to be the case for optimism? Hey relax, just as soon as our conquerors achieve overwhelming superiority things'll get dialed back a bit?

    I heard a lot of similar arguments at the onset of the Obama era. How did that go?

    Replies: @Alfa158

    Oh hell no, that is not a cause for optimism, that’s a just possible projection of how the Democrats will continue their rule. They’ll still kneel on our necks even harder, to use an au courant reference.

    What I see in California is a possible shifting in that direction already. No Democrat seems to care about the Mexican ethnic cleansing of Blacks from the urban areas. A few years ago a Black kid walking home from high school in South Central was gunned down steps from his house by an illegal who had been released from jail the day before. The kid’s Dad went to the city council and his Black councilman expecting no justice, no peace and was basically told to shut up and buzz off.
    The gays and liberal Whites have pretty much ethnically cleansed Blacks from San Francisco.
    And imagine how unsympathetic the Asians are going to be once they no longer need to virtue signal anti- White and pro-Black in order to attain positions of power in the regime.

  149. S says:

    The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.

    Yes, I some times say they have sick obsession and fetish for Blacks.

    Am reminded here of the lawyer Daniel Petrocelli who won the 1997 civil trial against O.J. for the Goldman family. In his celebratory book, written after the guilty verdict, Petrocelli proudly expounded upon how he was a committed ‘progressive’.

    He defined progressivism as (paraphrasing slightly from memory) never allowing the Black man to even appear to be in an inferior position to a White. Apparently he took some real hits from other progressives for even agreeing to take the OJ case, let alone for winning it.

    Peteocelli’s ‘progressivism’, however, at least in this instance, didn’t stop him from seeing reality and stacking the jury with a super majority of Whites, to ensure a guilty verdict, which he freely acknowledged doing in his book.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_M._Petrocelli

  150. “We need our weaves. I don’t wear it. But we need it.”

    Even in the time of synthetic pandemic-manufactured civil war Steve finds time for World War Hair. Which I appreciate.

    “Blacks … racially superior to everybody else at … music … acting, and comedy. (Which they might be.)”

    While blacks still excel at sports and swarming and kicking partially unconscious people on the ground, their cultural contributions since the 1980s have clearly been crap.

    “Establishment views blacks as … above criticism, but beneath agency.”

    Elite white progressive fear and loathing of blacks is hidden behind a billion dollar wall of propaganda and obfuscation but is so obvious even blacks can see it.

  151. The Democratic party has more than just one black tail wagging the white liberal dog. They now have every non straight-white-male identity group demanding that their interests are promoted and if they are not they are prepared to throw a fit. This has left them with nowhere to go but attack whitey.

    If the Democrats are to get 51%, of the vote and gain power they cannot afford to lose even one identity group which means that they are hostages to even the most whimsical or unreasonable demand which is why the rhetoric is getting more strident. They have no room to negotiate with the Republicans. Worse, when your livelihood revolves around government largess, the risk of losing concentrates the mind.

    Get used to this. It is more than the coalition of malcontents. It is structural. The sooner the white and Jewish elites in the Democratic party are toppled, the sooner we can see this for what it really is.

  152. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    https://www.newsweek.com/george-floyd-was-fentanyl-medical-examiner-says-experts-dispute-cause-death-1507982

    He was a junkie and a life long criminal. He died because of his bad life choices; Chauvin dindu nuffin wrong.

  153. But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.

    The deafening silence you hear on the worst aspect of the riots is coming from the Neofeudalist/Leftist-controlled Lamestream Media. To the extent that any deaths and serious injuries have been reported during the Joe Biden Riots (which is what we probably should be calling them) they have immediately been memory-holed.

    For the last 4 years pretty much all we’ve heard about politics is how stupid and violent and evil and racist all the Trump voters are. But there hasn’t actually been much violence that can be conceivably linked to Trump. A single death at the Charlottesville protest received more coverage than all of the deaths that will occur during these riots. It reminds me of the old saying that ‘fascism is always descending on America, but landing in Europe.’ Well in this case Trump is always inciting his supporters to violence, but it’s only the Democrats who actually commit the violence.’

    The actual ignorance, laziness, stupidity and violence of a huge portion of the Democratic Coalition is flatly embarrassing to them. It’s so embarrassing that it’s a hate crime to even speak of it.

  154. @dearieme
    above criticism, but beneath agency.

    That's a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @anon

    above criticism, but beneath agency.

    The Un-candid Valley.

  155. Well said, but surely the mostly white antifa are also responsible and insanely given a pass?

    I know you know this, so I may have missed the point.

    But the holy churches of lockdown and of BLM and etc, etc. have similarities.

  156. utu says:

    Looters in NYC were ‘dropped off in luxury cars with power tools and suitcases’ and ‘used stolen U-Hauls’ for coordinated attacks – as officials across the U.S. blame ‘organized crime’ for the chaos
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8384139/NYC-looters-dropped-cars-tools-picked-driven-location.html

    Protester who Trump accused of being an anarchist for giving money to rioters complains his life is in danger
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383609/Protester-Trump-accused-anarchist-paying-rioters-complains-life-danger.html

  157. Speaking of fire, the protesters cannot be allowed to set a church on fire as was done across the street from the White House.

    • Replies: @DextersLabRat
    @Paul

    Cannot be allowed by whom? Do you think they will care? Trump has been utterly unable to enforce order.

    Replies: @Paul

  158. But blacks are increasingly excused from all critique, so their conduct is not improving, as we’ve seen nightly on the local news this week.

    Culturally, blacks don’t seem to be very internalized people. This appears to be the case both collectively and individually. Compared to others, they seem to be more externalized…outwardly directed. You can see this not only in their personalities and art, but in their morality and social interactions. Blame, scrutiny and responsibility are mostly directed towards others. Rage is directed more at others than at self. With that in mind, it’s not surprising that the self-control within the individual that’s necessary for any society to function properly must also find an external source.

    Ultimately, it won’t be fascists or slave owners, but leftist authoritarianism that will provide the social structure that black culture can’t seem to create on it’s own, as many blacks are easily fooled by the facade of altruism that goes along with leftist ideology. Most blacks wouldn’t admit it, but many would rather have their lives be more akin to existing in a zoo than a journey through the wilderness. And the left is more than willing to accommodate them on that score.

  159. @Harry Baldwin
    @JohnnyWalker123

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead?

    Neither did well in the primaries.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan, @JohnnyWalker123

    Exactly. Not many Democrats (Black or White) were interested in having another Black president.

    • Replies: @captflee
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Yep. That box has been checked. The limitlessly virtuous inhabitants of the city of my birth, carpetbagger and scalawag alike, were vociferous in their fulsome self praise when they elected themselves a black mayor, Clarence Lightner, waaaaaaaaay back in 1973, the first in a "major" (hah!) Southern city.

    You will be shocked, shocked, I tell ya, to learn that he served but a single term, and no other person of color has held the post since.

    Mister, we could use a man like Laurie Pritchett again.

  160. @Mr McKenna
    In a similar vein:

    This riot is brought to you by Nike
    Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety

    https://spectator.us/riot-brought-nike-looting-minneapolis-new-york-dc/



    US Politics
    This riot is brought to you by Nike
    Corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety
    Daniel McCarthy


    In Chicago last weekend 82 people were shot, 22 of them fatally. Between May 2019 and late May 2020, homicide claimed the lives of over 300 black men in the city. That’s not a police brutality problem, that’s a problem of insufficient police power being deployed to stop violent criminals. If the death of one man, George Floyd, while under arrest in Minneapolis is cause for nationwide protests, why don’t the deaths of hundreds of George Floyds every year prick the conscience of protesters that much more?

    Better yet, why don’t the antifa kids who are mighty bold with the police go and toss bricks at the gangbangers in Chicago? Because unlike the police, the gangs will shoot them dead. The rioters setting America ablaze are cowards: they riot only because they know they face no danger from the police.

    These protests and riots are not a revolution, they’re a celebration. This is a victory lap for a moral revolution in education, one that has created a mythology in which police and other traditional authorities are automatically assumed to be evil while young vandals who riot on the pretext of social justice are holy innocents. A change in religion often means the heroes of the old faith become the demons of the new while yesterday’s vices become today’s virtues. Intersectionality, to give the new faith just one of its legion of names, has replaced Christianity, particularly the bourgeois, patriotic Christian morality that supplied America’s elite institutions with their ethos until rather recently. The revolution didn’t take place on the streets — and nothing is as stupid as conservatives who think they need to learn Saul Alinsky’s organizational tactics. That’s just theater. The real power lies not with protesters or rioters but with the moral authority that creates protesters in the first place and that prevents police from suppressing the rioters.

    Why are police reluctant to put down the mayhem in the streets? Because they’re not allowed to: they answer to politicians who are afraid of being called bad names in the press and who need the support of the rioters’ upper-middle-class enablers. Those enablers include not only Democrats but also a great many elite libertarians and non-Trump Republicans; and not only the media and academy, with their known liberal bias, but also corporate America.

    Take Nike. You might think the sneaker company would be upset about having its stores ransacked. But think again. You’re stealing Nikes? That just proves that Nike is the footwear brand of the revolution. That cool, edgy looter you see with his liberated Nikes is a walking advertisement, better than any money can buy. Others who admire the authenticity and passion and living purity of the looter — white suburban teens, for example, or progressive Ivy League lawyers — will now go out and buy Nikes so they can be part of the revolution, too.

    Anyway, it’s not like the revolution is going to expropriate the sneaker factories — those have already been profitably relocated to countries under communist rule. Woke capitalism and the communism that employs the most brutal policing imaginable against the likes of Uighurs and Tibetans make perfect allies. Of course, corporate America wants you to know it totally rejects imperialism and racism. Just not the Chinese variety — or any other non-Western kind. As the Financial Times reports, amid this week’s riots, ‘Some companies devoted their advertising resources to responding to the crisis, with Nike — whose usual slogan is “Just Do It” — distributing a video telling Americans: “For once, Don’t Do It. Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America.”’ Yes, Nike, there is a problem in America. Thank God we have corporations to watch out for our consciences.

    A nation like ours has many power centers. The alignment of those power centers is what determines cultural force and, in the long run, political success as well. Corporate executives, celebrities, academics, editorialists, and even many religious leaders — not at all exclusively from liberal denominations — in general oppose the police and support the protests, and if they think the rioters go to excess, they’re inclined to think it’s just a case of misplaced zeal or an excusable response to oppression. The master framework that applies before any facts are considered — facts like the real cause of most violent deaths among blacks in America today, or even investigation into the facts about George Floyd’s death — is a moral framework that designates saints and sinners, victims and oppressors.

    (Regarding Floyd’s death, according to TMZ the Hennepin County medical examiner determined that he suffered a heart attack during the arrest, with fentanyl in his system. Floyd complained about being unable to breathe before he was pinned down by the arresting officers — and shortness of breath certainly seems like a plausible effect of fentanyl or a heart attack, or both. That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force, but it’s not the scenario that most of the protesters’ supporters seem to take for granted. An examiner hired by Floyd’s family disputes the findings. Both examiners say homicide was the ‘manner of death’.)

    ***

    Replies: @Jack D, @SunBakedSuburb

    The neverending Conversation on Race (blacks) will be sponsored by Woke Capital.

  161. There are a number of unique factors in the current riot scenarios.

    –Young people who make up most if not all rioters have been cooped up for months

    — No sports either live or on TV, radio, no concerts, shows, nightclubs, dances, bar hopping, movies

    — Socially mandated (or legally) mask wearing; normally this is considered illegal in public, especially in protest situations. psychologically wearing masks/disguises makes the wearer feel more powerful and anonymous, thus free from inhibitions and lessens punishment

    — Extremely emotional video trigger. The specific facts tend not to matter in these

    — Warmer weather draws out night people; colder, wet weather keeps them inside

    — Public applause for “protests” turns into tacit approval for looting, at least from a distance

    — Normal political campaigning has been short circuited by the Pandemic shutdowns, so the video inflamed passions are the primary emotional outlet

    — Generic frustration and pessimism caused by the Pandemic and endless lockdowns/depression advocacy have left a lot of the public in an emotional vacuum. Striking out randomly or cheer-leading rioting creates a sense of “doing something.”

    — Ultimately the political effect will be very mixed. Fear tends to drive voters to be more conservative. Who will be the safe choice? Will being pro-black/anti cop simply mean pro criminal?

    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    @Muggles

    Good analysis Muggles.

  162. @danand
    @Anonymous


    “I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it’s all they’ve ever known.”
     
    #245, you may be right:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8thJ4

    Looks like many of the UK protesters are similar in demographic to ours, young, other than black, women:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8pf2V

    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383747/Thousands-Black-Lives-Matter-protestors-head-Londons-Hyde-Park.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Single malt, @silviosilver

    …paging Dr Whiskey

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Single malt

    It's time to admit our White Women problem. They hate hate hate us, want us dead, and figure rightly they will do fine with their new Black baby daddy.

    We lost the thing we can do now is strategic acts of deterrence. Israel has nukes for a reason. We should have bio hackers.

    If White women want to team up and they do with The Black Conquering Nation ... let's have our own bat flu.

    If China can mess about with bat viruses why can't we have our own deterrent? No one is coming to save us. Trump is going to jail at best at worst dragged out and lynched.

    If we don't want to be Reginald Denny we better have an ace to play.

    Replies: @Ray P, @Ray P

  163. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:
    @Mr. Anon
    A scene from contemporary Washington D.C.: the Grand Army of the Potomac National Guard deployed to keep racially agrieved mobs from vandalizing the Lincoln Memorial

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZizNYHXQAE8dSn?format=jpg&name=large

    There's some kind of irony there.

    Replies: @Altai

  164. @Almost Missouri

    "the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war and then…something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!"
     
    This is the crux of it, and we are currently in the first "something".

    There is a stalemate. The rioting and destruction is in the Clinton Archipelago (aka blue voting districts). Meanwhile, Trumpland (aka red voting districts) remains calm and serene as a millpond.

    It is very gradually dawning on both blue and red America that they have nothing to gain by interceding in the other. If blue rioters venture out into the suburbs, they're gonna get shot. If red Americans venture into the cities to restore order, they're gonna be crucified by the Media Industrial Complex. So, increasingly, red Americans are concluding that blue Americans fouled their own nests, so they should just let them lie in it. And they're right.

    Blue America is privately starting to panic now that they've demonized any use of force against jogger Americans, they have no way to restore order themselves. Their only option is to bait Trump into doing their dirty work for them, so they can get thier accustomed twofer: the result they want while Trump takes the blame. (Hey, it's been working pretty well up till last week.) But so far, Trump hasn't quite taken the bait this time. Tucker thinks it's because Jared won't let him, and Tucker may be right, but that doesn't mean Trump should do it. After crying for Trump to "do something", the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump's door. Trump's best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it.

    "But the [blue] cities could burn for months!" will be the cry.

    Yes, they could. What's the downside?

    Replies: @anonymous, @Mr. Anon, @Almost Missouri, @Cowboy Shaw

    Good post. I hope that summary is right. If it is a strategy of Trump’s to let the blue governors and mayors mess things up then offer loudly to fix things without actually doing it (same as the virus) then it’s not a bad one, and for once I disagree with Tucker.

  165. A DIE consultant has a list of demands/suggestions for what managers should do in the workplace to address this moment of racial reckoning. Number 2 is allowing black employees to disengage from work requirements. This would have been considered satire even five years ago.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/03/what-managers-should-and-should-not-do-to-address-moment-of-racial-reckoning.html

  166. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Spangel
    Floyd got himself killed? Come on. Chauvin killed him. Why does it pain you to say it?

    My understanding is that chauvins past complaints of excessive brutality mostly didn’t involve blacks. Came from a non black Hispanic guy and a guy named ira toles, which doesn’t sound black. Aside from chauvin, none of the cops involved in Floyd’s death were white. Hence, this incident is probably neither about racism to blacks nor white supremacy.

    Maybe we have a generic police brutality problem in this country. No one anywhere wants to talk about that because that’s an “all lives matter“ problem.

    On one side we have reflexive “black lives matter” and on the other we have reflexive “blue lives matter.” So whatever problem we have with poorly trained police, it stays ignored.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Floyd got himself killed? Come on. Chauvin killed him. Why does it pain you to say it?

    Chauvin didn’t kill him. Chauvin followed police procedure in a very difficult situation in which a drugged up 6’6” 250 lb man was resisting arrest.

    The coroner did not find evidence of asphyxiation or strangulation.

    • Replies: @Znzn
    @Anonymous

    Why so many anti-police cucks in this blog lately?

  167. The woman who is mayor of Santa Monica was in a tough spot. What do you do in a suburb full of affluent, white liberals when black rioters are wrecking it? Do you let the rioters have their way?

  168. @Morris Applebaum IV
    It's interesting that all those seemingly crazy things the "gun nuts" said all these years turned out to be 100% accurate. It's only a matter of time before the thugs come to a suburb near you and you can not count on the government to protect you.

    "Why do you need semi automatic rifles?! "


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cDAqrywsHE

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Ganderson

    In my whitetopia East Bay Area burb I have noticed several prominent BLM signs recently going up on neighbors yards right as the rioting began. I suspect this is more than just virtue signaling or solidarity. It is a “Passover” signal to let the vibrants know to attack somewhere else. I was reading about past riots in France where the Muslim shops were not harmed. Go figure.

    It is also a signal that there is no reasoning or even talking with these people. They are wholeheartedly supporting the platform and rhetoric of the mob and they are not entertaining any white grievances or accepting that blacks are anything but victims and angels. They are letting everyone know their ears are closed and will not criticize black people for even the slightest offence. How safe.

    In both cases they are cowards and not the defiant / brave souls they like to think of themselves as. One case is to avoid the ugly black violence which they are terrified of (which is why they live in the whitest place possible) and the other so no one can accuse them of racism, the same thing they are either directly or indirectly accusing others of.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Prof. Woland

    I will add one other thing. By holding up BLM signs, white liberals are hiding behind black people holding them out front like a shield. They are a substitute or proxy for Biden signs much the way Trump supporters in liberal redoubts fly the American flag instead of a Trump sign.

    The right needs to immediately begin demonizing Antifa making it the face of the riots and BLM. Antifa-Traitors-Scum would be a good one. Simply repeat and only reference them as such and put up their own media blitz using the internet and 100,000,000 stickers placed in every public toilet and stop sign. Once BLM and ATS are synonymous remind everyone that they are ugly losers and live in their mother's basements.

  169. anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dieter Kief
    @Altai

    That's the best summary of the George Floyd case I've come across so far:

    George Floyd:-

    On fentanyl -

    Heart disease-

    Used meth-

    Hypertension-

    Cocaine addict-

    Having a heart attack-

    Resisted arrest-

    Refused to get in the car-

    Ambulance called-

    Restrained (dangerous due to fentanyl)-

    Dies

    .
    (Thanks to Stefan Molyneux)

    Replies: @HammerJack, @Morton's toes, @Known Fact, @carol, @anonymous

    excellent, but you forgot to mention a few other George features:

    Decided to commit a felony

    Decided to resist arrest

    Threw HIMSELF on ground to avoid arrest

    Was saying ‘I can’t breathe’ BEFORE knee on head (not neck)

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @anonymous

    You forget to include the MOST important part here--The officer held his knee on the subject's neck for nine minutes. All the four cops had to do was after a couple of minutes was to pick up the suspect and put him upright, and then put him in a squad car or van.

  170. How come no police have taken a knee for the people the protesters have murdered?

  171. Found this link. It neatly encapsulates politics today.

    • Replies: @UK
    @UK

    2020 progressive politics:

    https://ibb.co/Z6M0BGT

  172. @UK
    Found this link. It neatly encapsulates politics today.

    Replies: @UK

    2020 progressive politics:

    https://ibb.co/Z6M0BGT

  173. @Paul
    Speaking of fire, the protesters cannot be allowed to set a church on fire as was done across the street from the White House.

    Replies: @DextersLabRat

    Cannot be allowed by whom? Do you think they will care? Trump has been utterly unable to enforce order.

    • Replies: @Paul
    @DextersLabRat

    It is not just Trump.

  174. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    If you're born in capitalist America, racist America, fascist America, then you're born in sin. But if you're born in socialism, you're not born in sin
     
    AOC?

    Shawn King?

    Nope. Jim Jones.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Jim Jones”

    For the foreseeable future media will be filled with entitled middle and upper-middle class blacks emoting about their perceived pain and pontificating on that nebulous thing called white privilege. It will be Fantasy Land for blacks.

    Meanwhile, those stalwart allies of downtrodden blacks, the young white wokians, still receiving signals from the Hive, will continue their cultic activity. Let’s hope there’s a big pitcher of Jim Jones Kool-Aid in their future.

  175. @Altai
    The original male lead from the new Star Wars sequels (Who was sidelined into comic relief and removed from being a potential love interest for the white female lead) is leading the charge at the BLM march in London. His speech is... contradictory.

    https://twitter.com/haleyjoelleott/status/1268171726703202304

    Side-note, I saw this on Twitters i-events and tried to look up the post from the authors name. Turns out the other Haley Ott is a she/her whose whole twitter profile is just BLM right now. Of course she's white and 22.

    https://twitter.com/Ott15Haley

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    More evidence that Whiskey is not wrong…

  176. @Spangel
    @Jack D

    Do you believe police should feel entitled to off people whenever they get frustrated with them just because they are petty delinquents?

    Replies: @silviosilver

    I think Jack’s point was that Floyd’s death was a fortunate (you read that right) accident. That is, there was indeed excessive force (though not majorly excessive), but there was no intent to kill the crim; that he died anyway is nothing to mourn. 99%+++ of people would have survived that with no more than a bruised ego. Also, he resisted arrest, which is something I have extremely little patience with.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @silviosilver


    I think Jack’s point was that Floyd’s death was a fortunate (you read that right) accident. That is, there was indeed excessive force (though not majorly excessive)
     
    I am sorry Floyd died, but what was excessive about the force the officers used?

    Replies: @silviosilver

  177. @danand
    @Anonymous


    “I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it’s all they’ve ever known.”
     
    #245, you may be right:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8thJ4

    Looks like many of the UK protesters are similar in demographic to ours, young, other than black, women:

    https://flic.kr/p/2j8pf2V

    What’re the case, looks like the protests are popular over there, telephoto lens or 50mm:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383747/Thousands-Black-Lives-Matter-protestors-head-Londons-Hyde-Park.html

    Replies: @Mr. Anon, @Single malt, @silviosilver

    Yowza, look at that: blacks kneeling before not just whites, but white cops. By what sorcery was this reversal of the righteous order achieved?

  178. @Bardon Kaldian
    Well-we'll see...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKxLp_TV8VY

    Replies: @silviosilver

    Hey, that’s Channel 9, an Australian channel. Thanks bro. Representin….

  179. @Anonymous
    I find it odd how literally no one in the media seems to be mentioning coronavirus any more, as if it's not possible for these protesters/rioters to spread it.

    Just goes to show what a lie the lock down was, a political agenda that has outlived its usefulness so now they've moved onto phase two: civil unrest/race riots.

    Replies: @David In TN

    “I find it odd how literally no one in the media seems to be mentioning coronavirus any more, as if it’s not possible for these protesters/rioters to spread it.”

    It’s sort of like how the MSM wailed for years about “the homeless” under Reagan and Bush. When Clinton was elected in 1992, you never heard of the homeless again.

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  180. anon[218] • Disclaimer says:

    A surprising development is the unanticipated stock market rally. It seems to be applauding animal spirits and discounting the seriousness of the “bad news”. S&P breaking back above 3,000 and watching the reopening of America, regardless of the stated reason.

    The unstated reason being the utter boredom of Americans, especially those under 30. Especially funny is the commentary on financial TV (CNBC, Bloomberg). They desperately want to convey the correct tone, but markets can’t take this youthful exuberance seriously.

    No more staycation. No more helicopter money. Pelosi and her merry band won’t get to advance their causes further, it is over. Sorry, but the planets are now aligned for business as usual. This time, I’m with the markets and looking past the rioting.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    @anon

    I for once in my adult life paid attention and took advantage of the market (correction? in March) and bought some shares of Quest Diagnostics (+53%), Labcorp (+44%), and BP Oil (+11%). Took dad's advice from 30 yrs ago, "when there is blood in the streets..."

  181. @hhsiii
    @Altai

    Young people being cooped up for a long time seems to have added some kindling to the fire.

    Replies: @HammerJack, @danand, @Nicholas Stix

    Blacks weren’t cooped up. They flagrantly violated all the rules that whites slavishly followed, yet the blacks rioted, while the whites didn’t.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Nicholas Stix

    Ok. But there have been some whites doing stuff, too. Mostly antifa types although I see some just out for the thrill, gawking. I guess antifa would always be looking for an excuse anyway.

  182. @Altai
    @Altai

    There are far too many to post directly. Just visit WokeCapital to see them all.

    https://twitter.com/WokeCapital

    In truth, of course, this has little to do with the companies themselves but with their PR and social media employees. It's just that the company itself has no way of saying no to the employees making these decisions. The PR and social media employees are deep in the Twitter bubble and constitute the same kind of young and younger women who most consume and enable the great awokening.

    Replies: @VinnyVette

    How is it CEO’s ownership, upper management have no control over PR and social media departments at these companies? Ownership and boards of directors have no idea and no control? Not buying.

  183. @B36
    "Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans..."

    I've often thought that the relation between white liberals and African Americans resembles that of the audience and the actors in a modern minstrel show. Per Wiki, minstrelsy started in the 1830 in the northeastern states where there weren't many blacks and whites had little personal contact with them. Audiences loved the "comic skits, variety acts, dancing, and music performances" and the lampooning of blacks as "dim-witted, lazy, buffoonish, superstitious, and happy-go-lucky" We live in a coarser culture so the black stock characters on stage (in the news media) are even more outlandish, lewd, and now violent. But liberals in their gated communities really enjoy the show while hiding their secret contempt behind paternalism.

    Replies: @David In TN

    As I’ve stated previously, ever white liberal I know (or have heard of) lives in the whitest area they can find.

  184. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    Hospital staff Young female social media addicts who work at a hospital come out to applaud #GeorgeFloyd protestors in New York as this is now more socially conformist than concern for social distancing – demonstrators shout back ‘Thank You’.

  185. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Harry Baldwin

    Exactly. Not many Democrats (Black or White) were interested in having another Black president.

    Replies: @captflee

    Yep. That box has been checked. The limitlessly virtuous inhabitants of the city of my birth, carpetbagger and scalawag alike, were vociferous in their fulsome self praise when they elected themselves a black mayor, Clarence Lightner, waaaaaaaaay back in 1973, the first in a “major” (hah!) Southern city.

    You will be shocked, shocked, I tell ya, to learn that he served but a single term, and no other person of color has held the post since.

    Mister, we could use a man like Laurie Pritchett again.

  186. @Known Fact
    @Dieter Kief

    Don't forget Armed Robber/Home Invader

    Could they at least reserve their "outrage" for a more sympathetic victim, much like Rosa Parks reportedly was subbed in for some less telegenic individual.

    Replies: @David In TN

    I’ve known cases of sympathetic black victims. A 14-year old girl gets shot by a drive by gang-banger, who usually was aiming at someone else.

    The Black Community takes little notice of such crimes.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @David In TN

    The Black Community takes little notice of such crimes.

    It's status games all the way down, especially for media-anointed blowhards. When they're done with the status games, it's all about job opportunities for social workers and school administrators.

    , @J.Ross
    @David In TN

    What's the death toll up to now? A few days back it was at least eleven. Last night you had that retired police chief who tried to talk to television stealing hooligans as if they were human and got eactly what he should have expected, plus at least one more. Black lives matter so much that, when one is snuffed out, several more must be sacrificed, like at the burial of an African king.

  187. @Joe Stalin
    @Almost Missouri

    “No one is trying to take over radio stations”

    I heard a WGN-TV (Channel 9) reporter crying about how awful the CPD radio system was because someone was broadcasting music on one of the channels during the Diversity Demolition Festival. Since there was also CPD cop 'colored commentary' being broadcast, against the Da Mayor and her flunky police chief, they said they were trying to figure out if this was other cops. How they going to do that? Power on and power off transmit timing?

    They were pushing ENCRYPTED communications for the coppers, and talked to a Denver police person about how the riff-raff (hiding transmissions from the masses no matter what they say) couldn't monitor their transmissions.

    The first thing that came to mind was the some MOTOROLA corporate shill must be trying to gin up support for the City of Chicago to spend money on their communications products. Does MOTO equip ChiCom police departments with such gear?

    I wonder if the ban on the sale of wideband walkie-talkies like the Baofeng UV-5R was because the US government was scared that the masses having transmission gear that covered copper frequencies?

    https://survivalblog.com/baofeng-sales-ban-countdown-continues/

    Turning off your personal cellphone TRACKER and using tactical short range walkie-talkies would seem to be de rigueur in combat.

    Replies: @Polynikes

    They were pushing ENCRYPTED communications for the coppers, and talked to a Denver police person about how the riff-raff (hiding transmissions from the masses no matter what they say) couldn’t monitor their transmissions.

    The first thing that came to mind was the some MOTOROLA corporate shill must be trying to gin up support for the City of Chicago to spend money on their communications products. Does MOTO equip ChiCom police departments with such gear?

    This has been a safety push for state governments across the country. It might even be a federal mandate at this point, but I forget. It is rather expensive–probably due to lack of competition–for governments that are flush with cash, so many haven’t adopted it yet. As poor as Chicago and Illinois are, from a budgetary perspective, I’m sure they are way behind the times.

  188. Anonymous[413] • Disclaimer says:

    Great insights Steve.

    But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution. They’re less suited for engineering a coup than for boosting Air Jordans and Yeezys. So, ironically, the blue-state elites’ favorite pets are now smashing up Santa Monica and SoHo, because blue cities have cooler shoe stores than Trump’s Flyover Country.

    Yup. Even the antifa (definitely larger numbers than historical) won’t succeed, because in part lack of popular support, the 2A, and they are soyboys. But part of that is whites being lockdown stir crazy.

    From elite perspective, with porn and youtube dulling senses and motivation, on the plus side no white revolution and the downside no Trump overthrowal. Elite Jews have much influence but not control.

    Blacks are so equal that they are just racially superior to everybody else at sports, music, dance, acting, and comedy. (Which they might be.)

    Some sports and dancing forms yes. Music, acting, comedy, better than Asians on par or worse than whites.

    And speaking as a CV elimination fan, the hypocrisy of the liberal elite knows no bounds. Spreading CV is ok if it defeats Trump. Trust Fauci but joining a superspreading riot event is fine and dandy. SMH

  189. @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Hispanics are no where near as anti-white as blacks. In fact in some respects they're more pro-white than most Anglo Americans are, in that they tend to regard Spanish culture, as in the culture of Spain, as the superior form of culture to aspire to and emulate. Spanish (ie white) celebrities like the Iglesias's and Penelope Cruz are practically worshiped by Hispanics as high culture.

    Not many Anglo Americans have that view of England, English culture and English cultural exports.

    Replies: @Bucky, @Ancient Briton, @Ancient Briton, @ben tillman

    Build the wall is political correctness from the right.

  190. @Altai
    Ben and Jerry's have gone alt-right and are clearly trolling the protestors.

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1267875868673794048

    Right? They can't possibly have posted this thinking it wasn't cringe. Right?

    Meanwhile, the war criminal has come out to engage in virtue signalling.

    https://twitter.com/TheBushCenter/status/1267933638454321154

    And, of course, we have to hear from Doritos in these trying times.

    https://twitter.com/Doritos/status/1267920207344959494

    Replies: @Altai, @Pericles, @Reg Cæsar

    “We must dismantle vanilla supremacy! (Still always kosher of course.)”

  191. @Anonymous
    @Spangel


    Floyd got himself killed? Come on. Chauvin killed him. Why does it pain you to say it?
     
    Chauvin didn’t kill him. Chauvin followed police procedure in a very difficult situation in which a drugged up 6’6” 250 lb man was resisting arrest.

    The coroner did not find evidence of asphyxiation or strangulation.

    Replies: @Znzn

    Why so many anti-police cucks in this blog lately?

  192. Since the charges against Chauvin have been upgraded to Murder 2, which I suspect will prove insufficient to placate the madding crowds, will we soon see him be the first ever charged with Zeroth Degree Murder?

  193. Anonymous[250] • Disclaimer says:

    But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.

    This is true, but these protests/riots also include various white leftist elements, from Antifa to holdovers from Occupy Wall Street, Bernie Bros, and the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America). They’re adopting more sophisticated tactics in whiter areas like Portland and Seattle:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Anonymous

    If they start successfully neutralizing tear gas rounds, things could begin to escalate:

    https://twitter.com/FioraAeterna/status/1268047921959727106

  194. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    “Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. ”

    He looked right at someone filming him with a black man on the ground and blithely ignored it. I don’t think he killed the man directly, or even that he wanted to kill the man. But he showed unbelievably bad judgment in an age of ubiquitous video, at a minimum. He is too stupid or arrogant to put on the uniform, and should never be allowed again as a policeman if he does get acquitted.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @TomSchmidt


    He looked right at someone filming him with a black man on the ground and blithely ignored it.
     
    How often do you think that bystanders film, heckle, yellow, or even sometimes interfere in arrests?
  195. @Ron Mexico
    @Paleo Liberal

    If you vote for Joe Biden you ain't white.

    Replies: @Paleo Liberal

    While I may not agree, that is funny as sh!t

  196. Anonymous[759] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.
     
    This is true, but these protests/riots also include various white leftist elements, from Antifa to holdovers from Occupy Wall Street, Bernie Bros, and the DSA (Democratic Socialists of America). They're adopting more sophisticated tactics in whiter areas like Portland and Seattle:

    https://twitter.com/FioraAeterna/status/1268040926288461824

    Replies: @Anonymous

    If they start successfully neutralizing tear gas rounds, things could begin to escalate:

  197. @Rob (LM)
    @Hypnotoad666

    I'm no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up - fine, everyone's happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

    The cop was using a tactic from the MPLS police manual. He did this by the book. He was following orders.

    I think that that is a bad book. I think the political power responsible for permitting that book needs to be held accountable. Someone needs to go back at Mayor Frey and hold him responsible for the death.

    The policeman should be dismissed for callous disregard to human life for ignoring a fentanyl breathing death.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @TomSchmidt


    The policeman should be dismissed for callous disregard to human life for ignoring a fentanyl breathing death.
     
    The officer didn’t know. There was a lot going on. The officers expressed concern for Floyd while they were trying to restrain him.

    They behaved reasonably. Hindsight is 20/20.
  198. @anon
    @Jonathan Mason

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d’etat.

    Sure. Just as the inchoate protests in Cairo and Tunis weren't part of a coup.

    lol.

    No one is trying to take over radio stations,

    Lol! It's not 1950-whatever, dude, there's no need for that.

    no police force or military unit has defected to the other side.

    The police forces are owned and controlled by the mayors.

    The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas.

    LOL, whut? Put on a red hat - not a MAGA hat, just a red one - and go for a stroll around Portland, Oregon. See what happens. Do the same in Seattle. Think that there's not any Antifa "territory" out there, dude?

    Repeat the same experiment in parts of Harlem, or Chicago. Duh. Did you miss all the vids of Mexican gang members going after black people in parts of Cicero? Is that "territory" enough for you?

    Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    Eeew.
    Dude, no one here is interested in your private fantasies. Keep that stuff to yourself, ok?

    Replies: @Pericles

    Lol, you’re getting respect from Corvinus.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @Pericles

    My favorite tweet and photo of the day. Iconic.


    “We can’t look at a white supremacist by looking at them. With a thousand people attending this event it’s hard to know who is in that crowd,” Raleigh police chief says.

     

    https://twitter.com/LeighTauss/status/1267113609760583683

    Note: Raleigh's chief of police is a woman.

    Replies: @anon, @Prof. Woland, @PiltdownMan

  199. @Steve Sailer

    The parody has become real.

  200. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob (LM)
    @Hypnotoad666

    I'm no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up - fine, everyone's happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @Anonymous

    I’m no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up – fine, everyone’s happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.

    You aren’t an expert, and you apparently have no knowledge of police practices in handling powerful suspects who resist arrest or who show propensity toward excited delirium. So one wonders where you derive your confidence about proper procedure.

    I have little expertise myself, although I would direct you to review the Minnesota PD police manual, which permits both single neck restraints and double neck restraints.

    What I can say with confidence is that your assumption that Chauvin’s left knee killed Floyd is not directed by the facts. You don’t know how much weight he had on his knee (versus his right leg, two feet, and right arm). You don’t know whether the knee was on Floyd’s windpipe or a major artery (the video evidence indicates it wasn’t on a windpipe, because Floyd was able to talk). You don’t know whether the pressure on his torso played a role. You don’t know whether he would have died if he hadn’t had fentanyl in his system.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Anonymous

    Floyd's hands were cuffed behind his back. Even a big, strong guy is very limited in what he can do with cuffs on behind, other than kicking and biting!

    Many years ago in Bermuda a man whom I slightly knew was in the magistrate's court charged with biting a policeman's ankle and damaging government property (a blue shirt). "What are you, a dog?" asked the perplexed magistrate. "No sir," replied the defendant, "but he was standing on my head"

    They could also have shackled his ankles if they needed to.

    Restraining disturbed people in the prone position ( face down) is inherently dangerous, which is well-known to people who work in hospitals and prisons.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positional_asphyxia

    Perhaps the cops in Minneapolis are not well-trained, or their training manuals are not state-of-the-art, but if their management encourages the use of unsafe techniques, then that is part of the issue at hand.

    Replies: @Coemgen

  201. @anonymous
    @Dieter Kief

    excellent, but you forgot to mention a few other George features:

    Decided to commit a felony

    Decided to resist arrest

    Threw HIMSELF on ground to avoid arrest

    Was saying 'I can't breathe' BEFORE knee on head (not neck)

    Replies: @Corvinus

    You forget to include the MOST important part here–The officer held his knee on the subject’s neck for nine minutes. All the four cops had to do was after a couple of minutes was to pick up the suspect and put him upright, and then put him in a squad car or van.

  202. @Pericles
    @anon

    Lol, you're getting respect from Corvinus.

    Replies: @Pericles

    My favorite tweet and photo of the day. Iconic.

    “We can’t look at a white supremacist by looking at them. With a thousand people attending this event it’s hard to know who is in that crowd,” Raleigh police chief says.

    Note: Raleigh’s chief of police is a woman.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Pericles

    Note: Raleigh’s chief of police is a woman.

    One of Idi Amin's daughters? Nice that she got to bring one of his uniforms to the US with her.

    , @Prof. Woland
    @Pericles

    Pin some medals on her and she would look like a Panamanian general.

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Pericles

    Just for the record.

    https://i.imgur.com/wK3nU9Z.jpg?1

  203. A single death at the Charlottesville protest received more coverage than all of the deaths that will occur during these riots.

    Charlottesville was trivial and contrived – “The Nazis are coming, The Nazis are coming” – but it’s a useful reminder of how the left can now literally invent things to get their way. This is something new.

    Lose an election? “Russia.” Better get a special prosecutor.

    That not working? Well, this Whistleblower guy heard a phone call. Better impeach. The details? Meh. Whatever happened to that guy, btw? Oh, that’s right, he was some part time Congressional staffer, full time partisan deep stater whose job it was was to essentially spy on the President. Never mind.

    Judge Kavanaugh? Serial rapist. Based on? Mumble, mumble, mumble, crazy lady.

    Kids in cages? Oh, the pic was from 2010? Whatever. You only know that because you go to far right websites. Time to shut them down. This making stuff up just doesn’t work as well with a non-controlled press.

    Elderly couple gunned down by a black guy in broad daylight? Never happened: wasn’t in the approved news.

    Charlottesville? You’d think it would have made for a great show trial. Where was the trial publicity? The jailhouse interview? The “What made him tick?” We got none of that, of course, because the facts were so bad. Kinda slow kid panics in fear for his life thanks to the deliberate actions of the Governor and others. Huge woman dies of God-knows-what; kid gets 700 years. You’re next, Nazi.

    Meanwhile, a black guy who attacked people with lethal weapons at the same event walked without so much as the equivalent of a parking ticket. Same went for Bike Lock guy.

    My point: Anything goes. Got too many votes? Meh. We win anyway. Go bitch about it on your website which we just took down or Faux News. Too many people reading your blog? I think we found some kiddie porn on there. You’re done.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Thanks: Coemgen, Rob McX, Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Patrick in SC



    My point: Anything goes.
     

     
    I agree. Let me add, just to clarify: The slogan Anything goes is one of the philosophical starting points of Postmodernism.

    Camille Paglia and Jordan B. Peterson were absolutely right in their dramatic rejection of postmodernism. As was Jürgen Habermas with his scholarly modern classic from 1988 - The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity - this book explains, why postmodernism is a philosophical failure. A way of thinking, which - at times at a very high level - is full of self-contradictions and just plain out wrong assumptions about the nature of - - - rationality and reason, which build the core of enlightenment and modernity.
    (Steven Pinker wrote about this subject too, in his good book "Enlightenment Now!").

  204. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @silviosilver
    @Spangel

    I think Jack's point was that Floyd's death was a fortunate (you read that right) accident. That is, there was indeed excessive force (though not majorly excessive), but there was no intent to kill the crim; that he died anyway is nothing to mourn. 99%+++ of people would have survived that with no more than a bruised ego. Also, he resisted arrest, which is something I have extremely little patience with.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I think Jack’s point was that Floyd’s death was a fortunate (you read that right) accident. That is, there was indeed excessive force (though not majorly excessive)

    I am sorry Floyd died, but what was excessive about the force the officers used?

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Anonymous

    The amount of time he kept the knee applied when his colleagues were suggesting it may be enough. As I said, it wasn't majorly excessive, but excessive all the same.

    I honestly do not feel an ounce of regret over his death. It was unintentional and he was a lowlife who brought it on himself by resisting arrest. Such mistakes will never be completely eliminated, no matter how hard anyone tries.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  205. @Altai
    Meanwhile, in India. Elephant lives matter.

    https://twitter.com/i/events/1268112676674138118

    Replies: @Spangel

    On social media, I’ve seen the same scolds who were flaying about in crocodile tears over Floyd yesterday jump to this elephant outrage today.

    At least the save the new elephants crusade is more coherent than BLM.

  206. @peterike
    @Jonathan Mason


    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas... have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane

     

    Lol. The same old, same old. Can't you Trump hating frauds come up with a better line of attack than "he's insane!" Especially when Trump is quite clearly just about the only sane politician remaining.

    But then again, calling your opponent insane is an old Bolshevik canard that's been used for decades. Inventing the abject chicanery of psychoanalysis not only served as an ultra-powerful corrosive to attack Western civilization (which is what it was created to do), but it had a highly useful knock-on effect of becoming a great political weapon as well. Not only do old Bolsheviks never die, they don't fade away either.

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @Dacian Julien Soros

    Can’t you Trump hating frauds come up with a better line of attack than “he’s insane!”

    The commenter said the following:

    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is … incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Trump’s not insane, he’s merely incompetent. We’re probably talking past one another here. You think he’s “the only sane politician” because of his words and attitude. I say he’s incompetent, and many just say insane, because of his behavior, like the way he repeatedly appointed to his administration people with a record of attacking him.

  207. @Almost Missouri
    @dearieme



    above criticism, but beneath agency.
     
    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.
     
    The only way it could have been better is "above criticism, but beneath agency, by design."

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Dieter Kief

    I get what you say and I wouldn’t contradict you. But even though I like dearieme’s version better. Maybe just because it is not totally explicit. – It is at times a tad depressing to spell things out – maybe that’s my main point here.

  208. @Single malt
    @danand

    ...paging Dr Whiskey

    Replies: @Whiskey

    It’s time to admit our White Women problem. They hate hate hate us, want us dead, and figure rightly they will do fine with their new Black baby daddy.

    We lost the thing we can do now is strategic acts of deterrence. Israel has nukes for a reason. We should have bio hackers.

    If White women want to team up and they do with The Black Conquering Nation … let’s have our own bat flu.

    If China can mess about with bat viruses why can’t we have our own deterrent? No one is coming to save us. Trump is going to jail at best at worst dragged out and lynched.

    If we don’t want to be Reginald Denny we better have an ace to play.

    • Replies: @Ray P
    @Whiskey

    You could catch a few bats, keep them in cages at home, and see if you can cook up something.

    , @Ray P
    @Whiskey

    "Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yfXgu37iyI

    Strangelove proposes that only the most beautiful women can go into the underground shelters with selected men. Whiskey glows with envy.

    "... with the proper breeding techniques, and a ratio of ten females to each male ..."
    "... wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?
    "... since each man will be required to do prodigious service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics, which will have to be of a highly ... stimulating nature."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZct-itCwPE

  209. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    There are two kinds of Supremacy Complex, and US exhibits both.

    Whites exhibit one kind. They have supremacy but guilt. Traditionally(and normally even), supremacy had led to pride. It means you’re the winner. Winning side in war feels pride of victory. Winning side in sports grabs the trophy. Winning product leads to the most profits and prestige, like Apple Iphones.

    At some point in history, whites shot past all other races and created the modern world. They built the biggest ships, factories, buildings, guns, and cities. They made the best medicine, created the greatest arts, and made the most progress in so many areas. Such supremacy should lead to pride, and it did in the past… but at some point, whites grew more guilty than proud of their supremacy. The achievements that led to white domination of the world became associated with dark ‘sins’ and ‘crimes’. Sure, whites did their share of horrible things, but human history has always been pretty dark and violent among all races. Also, even though whites practiced violence on an unprecedented scale due to their technology and reach, they also built more and improved things than other peoples. And yet, white supremacy is now burdened with the cult of guilt. Supremacy minus pride but plus guilt has led to one kind of Supremacy Complex among whites, or Supremacy Complex A, one where a people find it sickening to feel pride for their supreme achievements.

    Then, there is Supremacy Complex B, what blacks have. Body-and-Soul-centric blacks feel they are the supreme race. They got the toughest bodies that dominate sports, the biggest pagan cult in the West. They have loudest voices and dominate the music charts. Bigger voices created the impression that blacks got deeper souls.
    As blacks care most about sports and music, that is enough for them to feel they are the greatest people on Earth. Also, the Slavery-Jim-Crow-Civil-Rights Narrative and MLK-Mandela Cults have led blacks to feel they are most magical and spiritual. Unlike whites, black supremacy is filled with pride of power and prestige.
    And yet, blacks suck at too many things. Apart from sports and pop music, they lag other races, even Mexicans. Even though collective sense of black supremacy derives from sports domination and pop music, those are idolatrous in nature, i.e. they’re rigged to produce just a handful of winners. New York has many blacks, but how many blacks get to play in the Knicks? Chicago has lots of blacks, but how many players in the Bulls? Also, entertainment industry is about domination by a handful of stars. Indeed, they are stars precisely because MOST people can’t attain similar levels of success. Fields that focus on champions and stars have few winners, and that means everyone else is a nobody.

    This is bound to create Supremacy Complex B among many blacks. An entitled sense of supremacy but a life without much of anything. They watch TV and stare at their iphones and see that black stars are the demigods of America… but they themselves are nothing and got nothing. Even among black college athletes, they become NOTHING if they aren’t picked by professional teams.
    So, black idolatry is shared psychologically by all blacks but the rewards go to just a handful of blacks, the champs and stars. But because every black is so enamored of images of black athletes and black rappers with all the bling, they believe they deserve the same and that their lives are not only meaningless but UNJUST and ‘systemically racist’ because such has been denied them. All blacks share in the mentality of black idolatry but only a few reap the material benefits of such idolatry. It hasn’t occurred to blacks that idolatry is, by nature, about the elevation of just a few over all others.

    Then, it is not surprising to see so many blacks loot for expensive shoes and the like. Like African hunter-warriors wore lion claws and the like to FEEL and SHARE the power of the great predators, mobs of blacks want to wear totemic shoes to feel and share some of the sensations of celebrity. Because sports and rapping are about thuggery, domination, and war-mentality and because blacks dominate them, blacks see themselves as the rightful predators, the lion kings, above the other races who should accept their inferior status as prey. But in reality, only a relatively handful of lions reap all the prizes whereas most lions get scraps; they are just stray cats.

    Whites used to be lion-tamers but are now ashamed that they ever whipped a lion, and so the predators have been set loose, and we have the world of Lion Bling.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    @Anonymous

    "Because sports and rapping are about thuggery, domination, and war-mentality and because blacks dominate them, blacks see themselves as the rightful predators, the lion kings, above the other races who should accept their inferior status as prey."

    Interesting analysis!

  210. @Almost Missouri
    @Almost Missouri

    Let me be even more emphatic.

    Right now, in real time, we are getting a soft version of the red-blue secession that many of us have been asking for. Let's not screw it up by doing the blue's dirty work for them and taking the blame and the cost. This has been red America's historic undoing.

    Pointless missionary wars aboard? Planned by blue. Executed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Failed local government? Caused by blue. Fixed by red. Blamed on red. Paid for by red.

    Diversity pets currently pillaging your bluetopia? Chosen by blue. ...

    Let us break the cycle of domestic abuse now.

    Let's also not let Trump screw it up for us by doing the blue's dirty work for them either. Unfortunately, he already said he would. Fortunately, he has a very poor record of follow through.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @silviosilver

    Let me be even more emphatic.

    Right now, in real time, we are getting a soft version of the red-blue secession that many of us have been asking for. Let’s not screw it up by doing the blue’s dirty work for them and taking the blame and the cost. This has been red America’s historic undoing.

    As Hunter Wallace put it in a post sarcastically titled “FBI Uncover White Supremacist Plot To Sit Back And Do Nothing”

    “These people are doing a fantastic job of making all our points for us, shouldering all the risks of violent accelerationism and radicalizing and pushing far more people toward us than we ever could through activism. Why should we get in their way and muddy this picture?”

  211. @Anonymous
    @Jonathan Mason

    I hypothesize that a major, underrated factor in Trump's rise in 2016 was gay marriage. Not the issue directly, most of Trump's supporters didn't care that much, rather, it was the fact that so many conservatives flip-flopped on it and destroyed their credibility. To quote Ron:


    Some of the top leaders of the conservative anti-Gay Marriage organizations of the 2000s have now switched sides and fully endorsed the very practice they had long denounced as a social monstrosity, which is certainly a bit odd from a theological or philosophical perspective. Have the world’s “eternal verities” suddenly been reversed in just six or seven years?
     
    When, a few years later, these people said Trump wasn't a "true conservative," everyone just laughed at them. I think most of them, when they made their u-turns, didn't understand what they were doing to their credibility. Sure, they saw the hostile reactions in the comment sections, but thought it would all blow over. I wonder if Steve understands what's he's doing to his credibility with his "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" approach to coronavirus denial.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    The only people I can think of who fit that description would be David Blankenhorn and David Gushee. I think it’s a reasonable wager that Blankenhorn was being subject to some sort of extortion. Gushee is an example of the evangelical academy circling the drain.

  212. @peterike
    @Jonathan Mason


    Even those who support some of Trump’s ideas... have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane

     

    Lol. The same old, same old. Can't you Trump hating frauds come up with a better line of attack than "he's insane!" Especially when Trump is quite clearly just about the only sane politician remaining.

    But then again, calling your opponent insane is an old Bolshevik canard that's been used for decades. Inventing the abject chicanery of psychoanalysis not only served as an ultra-powerful corrosive to attack Western civilization (which is what it was created to do), but it had a highly useful knock-on effect of becoming a great political weapon as well. Not only do old Bolsheviks never die, they don't fade away either.

    Replies: @Alexander Turok, @Dacian Julien Soros

    calling your opponent insane is an old Bolshevik canard

    I wonder who shat his pants, and started denigrating his rival as “Crazy Bernie”, to the point that now your country will be run by a literally mental patient come November. Must be an old Bolshevik with a fetish for Eastern European women.

  213. @JohnnyWalker123

    The Democratic Party, though, saw itself as so morally beholden to blacks that it wound up outsourcing the job of picking its nominee to the church ladies of South Carolina. And they went for that nice Joe Biden
     
    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn't they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead? Both are plausible candidates. Why not have a second Black president?

    (Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans, so white elites are much more attracted to harebrained plans to recruit blacks to help them beat the Real Enemy: other whites.)

     

    (((White elites))) vs Other Whites.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @Anonymous, @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    If the Democrats were so interested in placating Blacks, shouldn’t they have chosen Kamala Harris or Corey Booker instead? Both are plausible candidates. Why not have a second Black president?

    They’re mostly interested in winning power, and I include among them black Democrats in this.

    Booker is a “cornball brutha” and Harris is a confusing ethnic mixture who rode to prominence on the backs of poor blacks (their telling) after some time on her own back under Willie Brown. Neither of them caught the attention of blacks in the primary stakes, as neither have typical black backgrounds and experiences. I think Obama was kind of cornball too, but the difference at the time in 2007 is that the hype around him led people to believe that he could win.

  214. @Polynikes
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Wouldn’t it be simpler to just let Trump lose the 2020 presidential race in a standard election?
     
    I think the great irony is that if all these Dem states would've just followed the CDC guidelines from covid-19 (at first no gatherings of 50 people and then no gatherings of 10 and then back to re-open) it would have been enough to disrupt the economy into a mini little contraction/recession this summer heading into the fall. That would have made Trump look weak and ineffectual and taken the wind out of his sails on jobs/economy at just the right time. It would have been just the type of stroke of bad luck that politicians sometimes suffer and cost them elections.

    But instead the Dems went full authoritarian and now have to take ownership of a lot of that mess. On the backs of that the Dem leadership in these cities is showing just how political it all was by now refusing to police their minority constituency during the riots.

    Sailer calls it "Trump's luck." But what Trump's divisive style really does is force people to take positions, which is extraordinarily dangerous for liberals as they have to try to apply all their wacky theories to real life. Bad results ensue. Not really luck, at all.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    I think the great irony is that if all these Dem states would’ve just followed the CDC guidelines from covid-19 (at first no gatherings of 50 people and then no gatherings of 10 and then back to re-open) it would have been enough to disrupt the economy into a mini little contraction/recession this summer heading into the fall. That would have made Trump look weak and ineffectual and taken the wind out of his sails on jobs/economy at just the right time. It would have been just the type of stroke of bad luck that politicians sometimes suffer and cost them elections.

    Right.

    But what Trump’s divisive style really does is force people to take positions, which is extraordinarily dangerous for liberals

    Interesting point.

    By encouraging the rioters, the Democrats are going to start cementing the narrative that they’re the party of anarchy and chaos, while the Republicans are the “law and order” party. So even if you’ve got voters who are anxious about the economy, they’ll feel even more anxiety towards the people looting the cities and now even the suburbs.

    If these protests generate a spike in COVID cases, then Republicans can also campaign on this too.

    The economy is going to be in terrible shape on election day, which will hurt Trump a lot. The demographics will be more non-white than 4 years ago, which will hurt him even further. However, nationwide anarchy and a protester-fueled COVID spike could really screw over the Democrats.

    It’s in the interests of the Democrats for these protests to subside soon. Encouraging this movement could be very dangerous to them.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @JohnnyWalker123

    But politics can sometime take unpredictable paths. For a contra view, see https://theweek.com/articles/917545/trump-incapable-wielding-power

    Also, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

    Yesterday, Steve King, the strongest proponent against immigration, lost his primary to House seat. In a 87% white district. But I think Covid + economic depression + chaos will diminish both immigration and "invade the word" tendencies.

    Replies: @epebble

  215. @David In TN
    @Known Fact

    I've known cases of sympathetic black victims. A 14-year old girl gets shot by a drive by gang-banger, who usually was aiming at someone else.

    The Black Community takes little notice of such crimes.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @J.Ross

    The Black Community takes little notice of such crimes.

    It’s status games all the way down, especially for media-anointed blowhards. When they’re done with the status games, it’s all about job opportunities for social workers and school administrators.

  216. A two-fer from the (alleged) pattern recognizer!

    Sailer’s Unique Sailer Point–Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.

    Sailer’s Noo Yawk Minutia–Focus on non-stories about Negresses Hair, Asian Tiger Moms, or other assorted never heard before authors of color while avoiding the presentation of certain topics which otherwise expose false narrative peddling.

    The latest Taki’s entry is an attempt by our intrepid author to bring back into the financial fold those adoring fans upset about his Covid-19 ramblings. And Mr. Sailer starts off with a bang by way of a false premise–White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014.

    “So, perhaps as Plan B, the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war…”

    Thanks, Altai_2, for ripping off the mask. That really stung, eh, Mr. Sailer?

    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That’s part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident…The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We’re seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people.

    Imagine that. Normies from different races, colors, and creeds from around the world concerned about the remaining element in our police forces which employs their own brand of justice. But, hey, Trump is to the rescue.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33799/this-is-what-the-insurrection-act-of-1807-is-and-how-trump-could-try-to-use-it

    “But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands…

    Actually, they are quite skilled at organizing. NOTICE…

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-walk-with-us-social-media-protest/5300832002

    https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/02/protestors-and-middletown-police-join-forces-to-support-black-lives-matter-movement/3123096001/

    https://edsource.org/2020/oakland-students-organize-protest-of-george-floyd-murder-pleading-to-be-heard/632891

    https://www.wiltonbulletin.com/news/article/Wilton-march-scrubbed-in-favor-of-gahering-at-15311490.php?_ga=2.85914330.2110463464.1591215189-1081573370.1591215189

    [of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.]”

    Thanks for the false characterization.

    “As we are witnessing in countless videos this week of robbery and assault, this orthodoxy, not surprisingly, doesn’t improve the behavior of blacks.”

    Paint broad brush strokes, Mr. Sailer?

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/george-floyd/small-business-owners-try-to-preserve-history-and-prevent-destruction/89-48e51aad-f903-4d2a-a14b-ecb6b1021e6c

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/30/nurse-joined-protests-but-when-looting-began-he-stopped-store-fire/5293104002/

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/06/01/milwaukee-protests-vandalism-hundreds-volunteers-join-cleanups/5310428002

    https://www.fox29.com/video/689821

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AWiidbj8wh8&feature=emb_title

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siELYQEPcwE&feature=emb_title

    “Granted, as a critic I’m biased, but, having been subjected to a lot of criticism myself, I believe that being criticized tends to make us behave better, if only to not give our critics an easy target.”

    Ever more the contrarian, huh, Mr. Sailer? Maybe this criticism will lead you to behave better in the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=x8WRyQtEL_Q&feature=emb_title

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Corvinus


    Sailer’s Unique Sailer Point–Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.
     
    I think there is a heavily redacted truth about American blacks' interaction with police alright.

    Care to mention that one?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Corvinus

    Troll.

    And that didn't take me as long to write as your post. Nowhere near.

    Steve, I see the "chloroquine kills, don't use it" report is coming under increasing scrutiny, though the lie is all round the world already and a fair few trials have been stopped. Are there any links between Gilead (or their major investors) and this company Surgisphere ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383195/Lancet-expresses-concern-hydroxychloroquine-paper.html


    Two leading medical journals have 'expressed concern' about the quality of data used in studies they published about the coronavirus.

    The Lancet, one of Britain's top medical journals, has ordered an investigation into a study that said hydroxychloroquine raises the risk of death for Covid-19 patients.

    And the New England Medical Journal, based near Boston, MA, has done the same for a study which claimed blood pressure medications did not raise the risk of death for people with the virus.

    Both involved some of the same researchers and both used data from a private provider called Surgisphere.

    The legitimacy of Surgisphere's data has now been called into question by the high-profile journals which have ordered deeper investigations into how the studies were done.

    The shock findings in The Lancet halted global trials of the promising drug hydroxychloroquine, which US President Donald Trump admitted he was taking to fend off the virus.

    More than 120 top scientists and doctors criticised the study in an open letter to the journal, flagging 10 major flaws.

    The Lancet has now admitted there are 'serious questions' that need to be answered about the data - but did not reveal what those question were - in a public statement.

    But scientists say the move was too late and that the 'harm was already done', as the race for a cure to halt the virus that has ravaged the world continues.
     

    The Lancet, which published the original hit piece, has long been under the control of anti-Trump and anti-Brexit leftists.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    , @peterike
    @Corvinus

    I hit the Troll button, but only because we don't have a Twat button.

    Replies: @theMann

  217. @Whiskey
    Yes a Color Revolution. White Women are White Women.

    As always siding with Black rioters. White Women are the natural and eternal enemy of the White man.

    Trump is likely to lose all fifty states. Then what?

    No cops arresting Blacks? Certainly the law. Blacks able to do what they want to Whites? Yes.

    But the real dream is corporate work camps for White men. Skilled slave labor creates wealth. Ask China. That's the dream. Death Work camp brought to you by Nike

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Whiskey is the incel equivalent of Tiny Duck. Mildly amusing at first, but repetitious and tedious after a while.

    Celibacy sucks. We get it. Lord knows I’m no Casanova myself. But your endless blackpilling and gloom-and-doom mental masturbation are insanely counterproductive.

    Things are likely to get worse before they get better – if they ever do get better. But survival is a privilege, not a right. Happiness is not an entitlement. Every second of your life is earned. No one owes you anything. If you can’t handle the challenge, then you can cower in a corner or put a bullet in your head.

    Stop pedestalizing white women, and stop taking their actions so personally. White women are responding to mental conditioning and social incentives just as they always have. They always follow the leader. In Hitler’s Germany they were the most enthusiastic adherents of the Nazi philosophy. Does that make them the eternal enemies of the Jew?

    You must be in your thirties or forties. Presumably you still stew over the days when the cool kids went to wild parties while you stared at your bedroom wall. But that was a long time ago. Get over it.

  218. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Jack D

    Well said.

    Stay safe over there in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    Stay safe over there in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love Lovely Brothers.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    The City Of Brothers On Drugs.

  219. Let’s try to see globally: only blacks in white countries are chimping out, along with some stoned brainwashed middle-class white zombies. And only in affluent, mostly white societies.

    Central & eastern Europe- nothing.
    Latin America- nothing.
    East & south Asia- nothing.
    Africa- hahahh.
    Islamistan- nothing.

    There is not much to say about blacks/Africans. But there is way too much to say about degenerate young white males (and especially females) in rich white societies. There is something similar to death wish about them, I don’t know.

    I suppose it all has begun in the countercultural 60’s & is now just accelerating.

    And this entire stuff seems, due to social media & constant drumming much bigger than it actually is. How many looters are really involved in all this? Including peaceful protesters?

    I guess numbers are minuscule, and ordinary tough police like South Korean would have dealt with it in an hour. It’s just that mass/social media plus failure of nerve of relatively mentally sane ruling classes have created an opportunity for lowlife losers (to quote Trump).

    On the other hand, this all shows benign nature of US domestic socio-political culture. In India, Russia, China… they’d be wasted in the blink of an eye.

  220. @Corvinus
    A two-fer from the (alleged) pattern recognizer!

    Sailer's Unique Sailer Point--Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.

    Sailer's Noo Yawk Minutia--Focus on non-stories about Negresses Hair, Asian Tiger Moms, or other assorted never heard before authors of color while avoiding the presentation of certain topics which otherwise expose false narrative peddling.

    The latest Taki's entry is an attempt by our intrepid author to bring back into the financial fold those adoring fans upset about his Covid-19 ramblings. And Mr. Sailer starts off with a bang by way of a false premise--White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014.

    "So, perhaps as Plan B, the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war..."

    Thanks, Altai_2, for ripping off the mask. That really stung, eh, Mr. Sailer?

    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That’s part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident...The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We’re seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people.
     
    Imagine that. Normies from different races, colors, and creeds from around the world concerned about the remaining element in our police forces which employs their own brand of justice. But, hey, Trump is to the rescue.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33799/this-is-what-the-insurrection-act-of-1807-is-and-how-trump-could-try-to-use-it

    "But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands...

    Actually, they are quite skilled at organizing. NOTICE...

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-walk-with-us-social-media-protest/5300832002

    https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/02/protestors-and-middletown-police-join-forces-to-support-black-lives-matter-movement/3123096001/

    https://edsource.org/2020/oakland-students-organize-protest-of-george-floyd-murder-pleading-to-be-heard/632891

    https://www.wiltonbulletin.com/news/article/Wilton-march-scrubbed-in-favor-of-gahering-at-15311490.php?_ga=2.85914330.2110463464.1591215189-1081573370.1591215189
     
    [of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.]"

    Thanks for the false characterization.

    "As we are witnessing in countless videos this week of robbery and assault, this orthodoxy, not surprisingly, doesn’t improve the behavior of blacks."

    Paint broad brush strokes, Mr. Sailer?

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/george-floyd/small-business-owners-try-to-preserve-history-and-prevent-destruction/89-48e51aad-f903-4d2a-a14b-ecb6b1021e6c

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/30/nurse-joined-protests-but-when-looting-began-he-stopped-store-fire/5293104002/

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/06/01/milwaukee-protests-vandalism-hundreds-volunteers-join-cleanups/5310428002

    https://www.fox29.com/video/689821

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AWiidbj8wh8&feature=emb_title

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siELYQEPcwE&feature=emb_title
     
    "Granted, as a critic I’m biased, but, having been subjected to a lot of criticism myself, I believe that being criticized tends to make us behave better, if only to not give our critics an easy target."

    Ever more the contrarian, huh, Mr. Sailer? Maybe this criticism will lead you to behave better in the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=x8WRyQtEL_Q&feature=emb_title

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @YetAnotherAnon, @peterike

    Sailer’s Unique Sailer Point–Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.

    I think there is a heavily redacted truth about American blacks’ interaction with police alright.

    Care to mention that one?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    "I think there is a heavily redacted truth about American blacks’ interaction with police alright."

    In that in there are number of cases where there is excessive use of force by the police, absolutely.

    Replies: @bomag

  221. @Jack McArthur
    No need to worry:

    "ADL's Center on Extremism has been closely monitoring the protests nationwide, and it is our initial assessment that while a number of extremists – including anti-government agitators, anarchists and a handful of white supremacists – are taking an active role, these protests should not be categorized as "extremist" events at this point," the organization said in its report"

    Especially in view of the assurance given by the CBS that this is from a non profit source.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/twitter-fake-antifa-acount-white-supremacists-removal/

    Replies: @Rob McX

    “ADL’s Center on Extremism has been closely monitoring the protests nationwide, and it is our initial assessment that while a number of extremists – including anti-government agitators, anarchists and a handful of white supremacists – are taking an active role, these protests should not be categorized as “extremist” events at this point,” the organization said in its report”

    You can be sure which of these types of extremist they’ve been “monitoring” – the definition of “white supremacists” being, of course, “whites with the same levels of ethnocentrism as the ADL”.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Rob McX

    Maybe the babble about Phantom Nazis is not totally insane, but something far more vicious: antifa considers anyone they target to be a fascist (originally applying this to their own competing leftist parties!) and there are plenty of videos of them swarming and battering (by this definition) "fascists," thus, the ADL's remarkably sensitive antennae have detected a white supremacist presense at the riots. Meanwhile the SPLC of all groups has said that there wasn't any evidence of Phantom Nazis and extreme long term sleeper agents in full-body blackface.

  222. @David In TN
    @Known Fact

    I've known cases of sympathetic black victims. A 14-year old girl gets shot by a drive by gang-banger, who usually was aiming at someone else.

    The Black Community takes little notice of such crimes.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @J.Ross

    What’s the death toll up to now? A few days back it was at least eleven. Last night you had that retired police chief who tried to talk to television stealing hooligans as if they were human and got eactly what he should have expected, plus at least one more. Black lives matter so much that, when one is snuffed out, several more must be sacrificed, like at the burial of an African king.

  223. @See yeti
    I know one thing: white girls are sure into this!

    Wonder why white girls live Black Men so much and take knees for them

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r0fSgFQ9Fuw

    You guys have lost


    We will do this when you do things we don't like


    Get over it

    Replies: @Cloudbuster

    “Apologize for George Foreman.”

    Only Muhammad Ali can do that.

  224. The Bonfire of the Insanities – part xxx – here: Sweden – Police officer is bursting out in tears on a Black Lives Matter rally in favor of George Floyd.

    Act II

    The female & blond police officer goes down on her knees still crying, and is holding a sign: “White Silence is Violence!”

    🔴 Polis går ned på knä vid USA-protest.▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃#svpol pic.twitter.com/S6c9vdWogW— 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻 (@SamnyttSimon) June 3, 2020

    Act III

    Police officer – still crying – is being hugged and comforted by protesters

  225. @Rob McX
    @Jack McArthur


    “ADL’s Center on Extremism has been closely monitoring the protests nationwide, and it is our initial assessment that while a number of extremists – including anti-government agitators, anarchists and a handful of white supremacists – are taking an active role, these protests should not be categorized as “extremist” events at this point,” the organization said in its report”
     
    You can be sure which of these types of extremist they've been "monitoring" - the definition of "white supremacists" being, of course, "whites with the same levels of ethnocentrism as the ADL".

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Maybe the babble about Phantom Nazis is not totally insane, but something far more vicious: antifa considers anyone they target to be a fascist (originally applying this to their own competing leftist parties!) and there are plenty of videos of them swarming and battering (by this definition) “fascists,” thus, the ADL’s remarkably sensitive antennae have detected a white supremacist presense at the riots. Meanwhile the SPLC of all groups has said that there wasn’t any evidence of Phantom Nazis and extreme long term sleeper agents in full-body blackface.

  226. @Nicholas Stix
    @hhsiii

    Blacks weren't cooped up. They flagrantly violated all the rules that whites slavishly followed, yet the blacks rioted, while the whites didn't.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    Ok. But there have been some whites doing stuff, too. Mostly antifa types although I see some just out for the thrill, gawking. I guess antifa would always be looking for an excuse anyway.

  227. @Altai
    More super serial faces from the American upper middle classes. Here is a man who reviews depictions of the legal process on TV shows. But now things are super serial you guys.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56j06plUgs

    They've lost their minds. Every appearance of Trump causes them to lose their minds. As president he hasn't really done anything but he causes them to seethe because he is uncouth and if they were honest with themselves they'd realise it's snobbery and the very same snobbery they reserve for the lower class whites and blacks.

    And so for the last 4 years they've stymied the appearance of any populist alternative to Trump, proving their real problems with Trump stem from his voters. Indeed, 'Trump voters' is something you never heard the like of when W was committing literal war crimes and getting people killed by the tens of thousands.

    And now they present Joe Biden despite being given two great alternatives to pick from in Sanders and Gabbard. This guy reminds me so completely of the tone and attitude of Conan, Meyers and Carell, that scowling superiority and assumption of control. The snobbery. They

    Replies: @Redman, @Too Long Didn't Read

    Wow. What a douche. I thought the guy was going to start balling.

    If you’re told to leave an area by the police (as directed by the President) for whatever reason, it’s usually a wise decision to yield to the demand. What’s so hard for these people to understand about that?

    In 2003, I marched in the protest against the Iraq War just before Bush had launched it. The march was supposed to end at the UN. Mayor Bloomberg ordered the police to direct the march in a snakelike manner such that nobody ever was able to assemble in front of the UN buildings. This was disappointing, but there was no mass civil disobedience over it. And that protest had an actual, articulable demand: Don’t go to war.

    These amorphous Floyd protests have no defined political demands. They’re more like a massive tantrum.

  228. @JohnnyWalker123
    @Polynikes


    I think the great irony is that if all these Dem states would’ve just followed the CDC guidelines from covid-19 (at first no gatherings of 50 people and then no gatherings of 10 and then back to re-open) it would have been enough to disrupt the economy into a mini little contraction/recession this summer heading into the fall. That would have made Trump look weak and ineffectual and taken the wind out of his sails on jobs/economy at just the right time. It would have been just the type of stroke of bad luck that politicians sometimes suffer and cost them elections.

     

    Right.

    But what Trump’s divisive style really does is force people to take positions, which is extraordinarily dangerous for liberals
     
    Interesting point.

    By encouraging the rioters, the Democrats are going to start cementing the narrative that they're the party of anarchy and chaos, while the Republicans are the "law and order" party. So even if you've got voters who are anxious about the economy, they'll feel even more anxiety towards the people looting the cities and now even the suburbs.

    If these protests generate a spike in COVID cases, then Republicans can also campaign on this too.

    The economy is going to be in terrible shape on election day, which will hurt Trump a lot. The demographics will be more non-white than 4 years ago, which will hurt him even further. However, nationwide anarchy and a protester-fueled COVID spike could really screw over the Democrats.

    It's in the interests of the Democrats for these protests to subside soon. Encouraging this movement could be very dangerous to them.

    Replies: @epebble

    But politics can sometime take unpredictable paths. For a contra view, see https://theweek.com/articles/917545/trump-incapable-wielding-power

    Also, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

    Yesterday, Steve King, the strongest proponent against immigration, lost his primary to House seat. In a 87% white district. But I think Covid + economic depression + chaos will diminish both immigration and “invade the word” tendencies.

    • Replies: @epebble
    @epebble

    Another minor news: Ferguson, MO elected a black woman as mayor https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/politics/ella-jones-ferguson-mayor.html

  229. @Dumbo
    @hhsiii

    It doesn't happen only to blacks. Police are usually psychologically on edge but many times they use excessive force for no good reason. Here's a very similar case, but no riots this time, weird.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/01/police-laughed-joked-he-lost-consciousness-handcuffs-minutes-later-he-died/

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @hhsiii

    Timpa had a Melanin deficiency, like Justine Diamond, so it doesn’t count.

  230. • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1268297461078130689

  231. @Dumbo
    @hhsiii

    It doesn't happen only to blacks. Police are usually psychologically on edge but many times they use excessive force for no good reason. Here's a very similar case, but no riots this time, weird.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/01/police-laughed-joked-he-lost-consciousness-handcuffs-minutes-later-he-died/

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @hhsiii

    Agreed. Plus this guy apparently was a known bad cop and they couldn’t fire him because the union protected him. Or so I heard.

  232. @Corvinus
    A two-fer from the (alleged) pattern recognizer!

    Sailer's Unique Sailer Point--Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.

    Sailer's Noo Yawk Minutia--Focus on non-stories about Negresses Hair, Asian Tiger Moms, or other assorted never heard before authors of color while avoiding the presentation of certain topics which otherwise expose false narrative peddling.

    The latest Taki's entry is an attempt by our intrepid author to bring back into the financial fold those adoring fans upset about his Covid-19 ramblings. And Mr. Sailer starts off with a bang by way of a false premise--White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014.

    "So, perhaps as Plan B, the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war..."

    Thanks, Altai_2, for ripping off the mask. That really stung, eh, Mr. Sailer?

    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That’s part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident...The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We’re seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people.
     
    Imagine that. Normies from different races, colors, and creeds from around the world concerned about the remaining element in our police forces which employs their own brand of justice. But, hey, Trump is to the rescue.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33799/this-is-what-the-insurrection-act-of-1807-is-and-how-trump-could-try-to-use-it

    "But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands...

    Actually, they are quite skilled at organizing. NOTICE...

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-walk-with-us-social-media-protest/5300832002

    https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/02/protestors-and-middletown-police-join-forces-to-support-black-lives-matter-movement/3123096001/

    https://edsource.org/2020/oakland-students-organize-protest-of-george-floyd-murder-pleading-to-be-heard/632891

    https://www.wiltonbulletin.com/news/article/Wilton-march-scrubbed-in-favor-of-gahering-at-15311490.php?_ga=2.85914330.2110463464.1591215189-1081573370.1591215189
     
    [of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.]"

    Thanks for the false characterization.

    "As we are witnessing in countless videos this week of robbery and assault, this orthodoxy, not surprisingly, doesn’t improve the behavior of blacks."

    Paint broad brush strokes, Mr. Sailer?

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/george-floyd/small-business-owners-try-to-preserve-history-and-prevent-destruction/89-48e51aad-f903-4d2a-a14b-ecb6b1021e6c

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/30/nurse-joined-protests-but-when-looting-began-he-stopped-store-fire/5293104002/

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/06/01/milwaukee-protests-vandalism-hundreds-volunteers-join-cleanups/5310428002

    https://www.fox29.com/video/689821

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AWiidbj8wh8&feature=emb_title

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siELYQEPcwE&feature=emb_title
     
    "Granted, as a critic I’m biased, but, having been subjected to a lot of criticism myself, I believe that being criticized tends to make us behave better, if only to not give our critics an easy target."

    Ever more the contrarian, huh, Mr. Sailer? Maybe this criticism will lead you to behave better in the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=x8WRyQtEL_Q&feature=emb_title

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @YetAnotherAnon, @peterike

    Troll.

    And that didn’t take me as long to write as your post. Nowhere near.

    Steve, I see the “chloroquine kills, don’t use it” report is coming under increasing scrutiny, though the lie is all round the world already and a fair few trials have been stopped. Are there any links between Gilead (or their major investors) and this company Surgisphere ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383195/Lancet-expresses-concern-hydroxychloroquine-paper.html

    Two leading medical journals have ‘expressed concern’ about the quality of data used in studies they published about the coronavirus.

    The Lancet, one of Britain’s top medical journals, has ordered an investigation into a study that said hydroxychloroquine raises the risk of death for Covid-19 patients.

    And the New England Medical Journal, based near Boston, MA, has done the same for a study which claimed blood pressure medications did not raise the risk of death for people with the virus.

    Both involved some of the same researchers and both used data from a private provider called Surgisphere.

    The legitimacy of Surgisphere’s data has now been called into question by the high-profile journals which have ordered deeper investigations into how the studies were done.

    The shock findings in The Lancet halted global trials of the promising drug hydroxychloroquine, which US President Donald Trump admitted he was taking to fend off the virus.

    More than 120 top scientists and doctors criticised the study in an open letter to the journal, flagging 10 major flaws.

    The Lancet has now admitted there are ‘serious questions’ that need to be answered about the data – but did not reveal what those question were – in a public statement.

    But scientists say the move was too late and that the ‘harm was already done’, as the race for a cure to halt the virus that has ravaged the world continues.

    The Lancet, which published the original hit piece, has long been under the control of anti-Trump and anti-Brexit leftists.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @YetAnotherAnon

    "Troll. And that didn’t take me as long to write as your post. Nowhere near."

    LOL. You're just not that bright, plain and simple.

    "Steve, I see the “chloroquine kills, don’t use it” report is coming under increasing scrutiny, though the lie is all round the world already and a fair few trials have been stopped."

    Here is the truth.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8278001/Hydroxychloroquine-trigger-dangerous-heart-arrhythmia-covid-patients.html

    https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-06-03/chloroquine-antimalarials-worthless-against-coronavirus

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200603130014.htm

    Replies: @Coemgen

  233. @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    There are a lot of contributing factors, but he had him detained, on the ground with his hands cuffed. And he kept at it for two minutes after he stopped breathing. The other cop even suggested easing up. I don’t think you can say he did nothing wrong.
     
    Maybe he had him detained in part for Floyd’s own safety. The officers were concerned he might have “delirium.” You don’t want someone flopping around in the middle of a street. What do you know about police procedures?

    Your comment assumes he stopped breathing, and, if so, that Chauvin was aware that he had stopped breathing. You don’t have actual knowledge of either of those things.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @hhsiii

    "His wife is already divorcing him."

    In his situation I might ask her to, especially if they have kids. You don't want them to become targets.

    , @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.
     
    What did the other cop say, and what is your source? The criminal complaint shows them debating how to handle him, in case he had excited delirium.

    What is the timeline on saying “no pulse”, and what is your source?

    If he did nothing after hearing no pulse, that kind of undercuts the theory he tried to kill him doesn’t it?

    What is your theory? Do you believe he intended to kill him? How many other scalps did he have to his name over the course of a 19-year career as a patrol officer?

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.
     
    It doesn’t reflect well on her vows does it, especially after Chauvin helped bring her white Hmong family over to the United States?

    I think it’s most probably a deal with him to protect her and the family from the angry mob.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    , @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.
     
    Protecting assets?

    Replies: @epebble

  234. @Corvinus
    A two-fer from the (alleged) pattern recognizer!

    Sailer's Unique Sailer Point--Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.

    Sailer's Noo Yawk Minutia--Focus on non-stories about Negresses Hair, Asian Tiger Moms, or other assorted never heard before authors of color while avoiding the presentation of certain topics which otherwise expose false narrative peddling.

    The latest Taki's entry is an attempt by our intrepid author to bring back into the financial fold those adoring fans upset about his Covid-19 ramblings. And Mr. Sailer starts off with a bang by way of a false premise--White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014.

    "So, perhaps as Plan B, the Deep State could use the latest Twitter brouhaha over some knuckleheaded black criminal who got himself killed while resisting arrest to gin up a medium-size race war..."

    Thanks, Altai_2, for ripping off the mask. That really stung, eh, Mr. Sailer?

    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That’s part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident...The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We’re seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people.
     
    Imagine that. Normies from different races, colors, and creeds from around the world concerned about the remaining element in our police forces which employs their own brand of justice. But, hey, Trump is to the rescue.

    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33799/this-is-what-the-insurrection-act-of-1807-is-and-how-trump-could-try-to-use-it

    "But, as you may have noticed over the past week, America’s People of Color aren’t really up to the organizational demands...

    Actually, they are quite skilled at organizing. NOTICE...

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-walk-with-us-social-media-protest/5300832002

    https://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/2020/06/02/protestors-and-middletown-police-join-forces-to-support-black-lives-matter-movement/3123096001/

    https://edsource.org/2020/oakland-students-organize-protest-of-george-floyd-murder-pleading-to-be-heard/632891

    https://www.wiltonbulletin.com/news/article/Wilton-march-scrubbed-in-favor-of-gahering-at-15311490.php?_ga=2.85914330.2110463464.1591215189-1081573370.1591215189
     
    [of pulling off a Ukraine/Georgia-style Color Revolution.]"

    Thanks for the false characterization.

    "As we are witnessing in countless videos this week of robbery and assault, this orthodoxy, not surprisingly, doesn’t improve the behavior of blacks."

    Paint broad brush strokes, Mr. Sailer?

    https://www.kare11.com/article/news/local/george-floyd/small-business-owners-try-to-preserve-history-and-prevent-destruction/89-48e51aad-f903-4d2a-a14b-ecb6b1021e6c

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/05/30/nurse-joined-protests-but-when-looting-began-he-stopped-store-fire/5293104002/

    https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/06/01/milwaukee-protests-vandalism-hundreds-volunteers-join-cleanups/5310428002

    https://www.fox29.com/video/689821

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=AWiidbj8wh8&feature=emb_title

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siELYQEPcwE&feature=emb_title
     
    "Granted, as a critic I’m biased, but, having been subjected to a lot of criticism myself, I believe that being criticized tends to make us behave better, if only to not give our critics an easy target."

    Ever more the contrarian, huh, Mr. Sailer? Maybe this criticism will lead you to behave better in the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=x8WRyQtEL_Q&feature=emb_title

    Replies: @Alec Leamas (hard at work), @YetAnotherAnon, @peterike

    I hit the Troll button, but only because we don’t have a Twat button.

    • Replies: @theMann
    @peterike

    That was pretty funny.


    I looked at the last hundred or so of Corvinus's posts, and almost every one of them was a reply post to another poster insulting them, attacking their array of facts, or just generally telling everybody else how much smarter he is. What he doesn't do is make his own observations or site many references.

    That really is the definition of a troll. Or a twat. Or a scum-sucking douchebag.

  235. Charles Erwin Wilson [AKA "Charles Erwin Wilson Three"] says:
    @Alfa158
    Steve, the Democrats don’t just feel morally beholden to Blacks. It’s pragmatic self-interest. If Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D, the Democrats would not have been able to win a national election in the last 40 years. They need Blacks to keep doing that for at least this election, and maybe the next cycle as well.
    After that there will be enough Asian and Brown blocs voting 75% Democrat, and enough election fraud tools in place, that they will become the only viable political party like they are in California now. Once they longer have to bend the knee to Blacks and instead have to service these new blocs who really aren’t too keen on Blacks, we’ll see if that moral obligation starts getting dialed back.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    If Blacks didn’t robotically vote 95% D, the Democrats would not have been able to win a national election in the last 40 years

    That was LBJ’s strategy. If LBJ was right, the Democrats have another 60 years of robotic voting left to go. Of course, LBJ explicitly stated that Democrats would not do enough to help Blacks, just enough keep them voting D.

  236. @Muggles
    There are a number of unique factors in the current riot scenarios.

    --Young people who make up most if not all rioters have been cooped up for months

    -- No sports either live or on TV, radio, no concerts, shows, nightclubs, dances, bar hopping, movies

    -- Socially mandated (or legally) mask wearing; normally this is considered illegal in public, especially in protest situations. psychologically wearing masks/disguises makes the wearer feel more powerful and anonymous, thus free from inhibitions and lessens punishment

    -- Extremely emotional video trigger. The specific facts tend not to matter in these

    -- Warmer weather draws out night people; colder, wet weather keeps them inside

    -- Public applause for "protests" turns into tacit approval for looting, at least from a distance

    -- Normal political campaigning has been short circuited by the Pandemic shutdowns, so the video inflamed passions are the primary emotional outlet

    -- Generic frustration and pessimism caused by the Pandemic and endless lockdowns/depression advocacy have left a lot of the public in an emotional vacuum. Striking out randomly or cheer-leading rioting creates a sense of "doing something."

    -- Ultimately the political effect will be very mixed. Fear tends to drive voters to be more conservative. Who will be the safe choice? Will being pro-black/anti cop simply mean pro criminal?

    Replies: @ChrisZ

    Good analysis Muggles.

  237. @Anonymous
    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”, yet the footage I’ve seen lately of one negro beating multiple cops to a pulp at the same time, etc, makes me seriously question that.

    It seems the only thing that makes an American cop “tough” is his gun, politically deprive him of his ability to defend himself with it and he is no tougher than an unarmed “British bobbie”. In fact maybe less tough as I think unarmed British police are more proficient at operating unarmed as it's all they've ever known.

    Replies: @Slimer, @fnn, @danand, @JohnnyWalker123

    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”

    They are. This current situation is a most unusual aberration.

    In most countries, the current situation would be considered very strange. In America, it’s literally unbelievable.

    Our cops typically respond with massive force, not with timidity. It’s breathtaking to see people fighting with cops like this. This is NOT the America that we’re accustomed to over here.

    Lots of American cops are scary and intimidating. They seldomly take abuse like this. If you have a bad interaction with a cop, it’s easy to end up arrested and physically brutalized.

    I think a lot of Americans can’t believe what’s happening. Especially in the highly policed upper-class areas, like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Manhattan.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123


    Our cops typically respond with massive force, not with timidity. It’s breathtaking to see people fighting with cops like this. This is NOT the America that we’re accustomed to over here.
     
    I’ve seen a lot of footage of black people resisting arrest, and have witnessed it in person. Predating this unrest.
  238. Let’s just add a few trivial points…

    Racism is just an intensified racial consciousness. Hence- it will never go away. It is as natural as being human. As for blacks, it looks like all races are very antipathetic to them. Whites/Europeans, dark Caucasians, Asians east & south, Malays, Native Americans/Indians. All big Neanderthal-ancestry races simply can’t can’t stand blacks. It is an empirical fact.

    So- why mulattoes?

    White men couldn’t find spouses of their race, so oil drilling was preferable to gayness. There is very little race mixing with them after decolonization & desegregation, despite media propaganda and idolization of blacks in sports & entertainment. Those who mix with them are mostly losers, druggies or simply deluded marginal creatures.

    Police?

    Definitely, anyone interacting with blacks at that level will become ruthless & sadistic. It is the only way to stay in that job.

    US?

    Either soft re-segregation or go down in history as another Rome. Fuit Ilium.

    World?

    In all likelihood, eastern Europe & north Asia are or will go race realist just in time. Latin America will remain untouched; Islamistan- hard to tell, they are a collectively retarded civilization of mostly brown peoples; Africa- mass extinction due to overpopulation. The affluent West & north America- impossible to tell.

  239. @Almost Missouri
    @Almost Missouri

    If there is a meme for this, it would be the Saving Private Ryan Omaha Beach scene where burning bodies fall from the flamed bunker while a foreground GI yells, "Don't shoot, let 'em burn", except the bunker is labelled "blue America", the flames are labelled "diversity" and the foreground GIs are "red America".

    https://i.imgur.com/NAPYUxx.jpg

    Replies: @ChrisZ

    A great trio of posts, AM. Cuts to the heart of the matter, especially the parts about Blue baiting Red into action so Red can take the blame, interminably. Thanks.

  240. A Color Revolution needs the CIA co-ordinating, running their standard template with snipers shooting both sides etc. I don’t think the CIA are currently active in the US riots; they really aren’t supposed to overthrow their own government. Without them I don’t really think Soros’s people are up to the job.

    Besides, these revolutions do fail – the template was designed for Eastern Europe; if the CIA backed the recent Iranian demos they didn’t succeed.

  241. Wiki listed BLM among projects supported by George Soros as of May 31st; now it has been edited.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_projects_supported_by_George_Soros
    https://postimg.cc/6TFmXDFs

  242. Anybody know how many people the protesters have murdered? An updated chart would be useful.

  243. @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    “His wife is already divorcing him.”

    In his situation I might ask her to, especially if they have kids. You don’t want them to become targets.

  244. I am not surprised they haven’t petitioned the powers that be to have King George buried at Arlington National Cemetery and rename the Washington Monument after him. After all his daughter says he changed the world.

  245. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @TomSchmidt
    @Hypnotoad666

    "Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. "

    He looked right at someone filming him with a black man on the ground and blithely ignored it. I don't think he killed the man directly, or even that he wanted to kill the man. But he showed unbelievably bad judgment in an age of ubiquitous video, at a minimum. He is too stupid or arrogant to put on the uniform, and should never be allowed again as a policeman if he does get acquitted.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    He looked right at someone filming him with a black man on the ground and blithely ignored it.

    How often do you think that bystanders film, heckle, yellow, or even sometimes interfere in arrests?

  246. @anonymous
    @Almost Missouri

    " After crying for Trump to “do something”, the Media will spare no effort to lay every slightest harm of Federal intervention at Trump’s door. Trump’s best move after each outcry is simply to remind everyone that their National Guard stands ready to aid them as soon as the (blue) governors ask it."

    True...that is why NY state governor Cuomo II has been taking verbal shots at NYC mayor DeBlasio...he needs to distract people from the fact that he has mishandled the riots in New York cities.

    Replies: @Redman

    Not to mention distracting them from the nursing home debacle which could be his legacy depending on who writes the history of CV.

  247. @DextersLabRat
    @Paul

    Cannot be allowed by whom? Do you think they will care? Trump has been utterly unable to enforce order.

    Replies: @Paul

    It is not just Trump.

  248. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/mtracey/status/1268282346173857793

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  249. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    Its quite thoughtful of you to click around CNN’s website then head over here and parrot what you’ve read.

    You have to go back.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @William Badwhite

    I cannot prevent CNN and others from plagiarizing my comments.

    Yes, Biden is the last person on earth I would want to see as POTUS other than Caligula, Stalin, or Trump. But choosers cannot be beggars.

    Hopefully Biden's VP will know when to draw the daggers and send the old boy to sleep with the Potomac catfishes. The Ides of March would not be too too soon.

    I do not know who his VP will be. Naturally he will choose the ugliest contestant in the beauty pageant, so Harris must be in the running if Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Michelle Obama are not available. Clinton appears to have aged out, though she could be resurrected as crone-in-chief or Secretary of State emeritus.

  250. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.

    What did the other cop say, and what is your source? The criminal complaint shows them debating how to handle him, in case he had excited delirium.

    What is the timeline on saying “no pulse”, and what is your source?

    If he did nothing after hearing no pulse, that kind of undercuts the theory he tried to kill him doesn’t it?

    What is your theory? Do you believe he intended to kill him? How many other scalps did he have to his name over the course of a 19-year career as a patrol officer?

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    It doesn’t reflect well on her vows does it, especially after Chauvin helped bring her white Hmong family over to the United States?

    I think it’s most probably a deal with him to protect her and the family from the angry mob.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    I think you are bending over backwards. But sure. I wasn’t there.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  251. @Anonymous
    @Altai


    I think it’s a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn’t intend to.
     
    We don’t know that Chauvin’s knee killed Floyd. The city coroner in fact found no evidence of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation.

    Floyd could have died from the fentanyl that was in his system. He could have died of a heart attack from the struggle of resisting arrest. He could have died from police pressure on his torso. But you don’t know how much pressure was being applied and in any case police officers have a right to pin a suspect who is resisting arrest.

    You don’t know what police procedures there are, and you don’t know all the circumstances of the arrest, so you aren’t in a good position to judge competence.

    You don’t know whether the officers intended to harm Floyd. In fact, most of the evidence indicates that they did not. So you aren’t in any position to judge “malice.”

    Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he’d passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges.
     
    That depends on the facts and circumstances. What did Minneapolis police guidelines allow for? (They permit neck restraints in some circumstances.). Was pressure on his neck the cause of death? How much pressure was there and on what part? If the knee was hurting Floyd, was the officer aware of it? What considerations did the officers weigh in deciding whether to pin Floyd?

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    OneFourSeven, the verdict is guilty. There is no way that Chauvin is not going to be found guilty. You could change the venue to London, Paris or Toronto. Anything less than guilty on all charges leads to more rioting. It is the closest thing to a lynching you will see.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob, sayless
  252. @Altai
    Ben and Jerry's have gone alt-right and are clearly trolling the protestors.

    https://twitter.com/benandjerrys/status/1267875868673794048

    Right? They can't possibly have posted this thinking it wasn't cringe. Right?

    Meanwhile, the war criminal has come out to engage in virtue signalling.

    https://twitter.com/TheBushCenter/status/1267933638454321154

    And, of course, we have to hear from Doritos in these trying times.

    https://twitter.com/Doritos/status/1267920207344959494

    Replies: @Altai, @Pericles, @Reg Cæsar

    “We must dismantle white supremacy”. –Ben & Jerry’s

    This from a perennial contender for the whitest state in America. Okay, Ben, okeh, Jerry… let’s start with your own (adopted) Vermont.

    (Apologies to any native Vermonters here. This is aimed at the white-flight flatlander crowd.)

  253. Oh, Weimar 2.0 is burning down.

    What’s not to like?

    There are no “elite”. Just clubby conspirators nowadays putting on airs.

    Trump is a club member. Not an outsider.

    The System is burning down.

    Let it burn. Eat the Rich.

    I’ll bring the gravy…

    • Replies: @silviosilver
    @Dr. Doom


    Oh, Weimar 2.0 is burning down.

    What’s not to like?
     
    That's the charitable interpretation, but is it, though? I am witnessing inhuman acts of cuckery through the lens of Twitter such as I've never seen before and on a scale I didn't think possible.
  254. @Thoughts
    @Hypnotoad666

    Half the commentators here think Chauvin did something wrong

    It wasn't even the knee on the neck that killed the guy (if it was a knee it was the knee on the back combined with fentanyl...so everyone is wrong as to the cause of the heart attack)

    And what if....

    Floyd had regained consciousness?

    Would he have tried to escape again?

    Of course he would have!

    The dude was on Fentanyl...if he had suddenly regained consciousness who knows what would have happened

    But white people like to feel sorry for others...it makes them feel all loving and ohh look how nice I am...

    Carry on white people

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @S. Anonyia

    Thoughts, we are beyond facts and the truth. Floyd could have been snorting arsenic or putting cyanide suppositories up his ass. None of that will make a difference now.The verdict is in. Guilty.

  255. Anon[817] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump’s luck is really unbelievable. The coastal-blue state real estate bubble badly needed to be popped to avoid impoverishing our younger generations, but to deliberately pop it the way Japan did would be political suicide, because it would dramatically shrink the wealth of blue state liberals.

    But it popped, thanks to Covid-19 and black looters.

    Unbelievable.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Anon

    Violent protests have spread to Europe. What % of Europe's population is even black? Aside from France and UK, there doesn't seem to be a large population of them in Europe:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/clashes-police-continue-washington-tense-standoff-manhattan-bridge-diffused-during

    Swedish police have suddenly found their meatballs:
    https://twitter.com/lovettejallow/status/1268233200473604096

    But the London Bobbies are pathetic(scroll down):
    https://twitter.com/RonnieChopra1/status/1268265024587534343

    You can take them out of Africa...

  256. @Jack McArthur
    The current insanity is pictured by law enforcers on their knees singing Mammy to shoppers of unreceipted goods.

    you can call me Al.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Jack, that is too funny, but singing “Mammy” needs blackface.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buffalo Joe


    Jack, that is too funny, but singing “Mammy” needs blackface.

     

    Not if you're the Happenings.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9szAdfZ11eI


    Nearly a half-century earlier, when their voices were better:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQM3pO4dpeg
  257. Blacks are so equal that they are just racially superior to everybody else at sports, music, dance, acting, and comedy. (Which they might be.)

    Change the rules of the “white man’s” sports and this dominance might just disappear. As with soccer, where almost all the stars are white or very mixed. Bring back old Broadway and Hollywood standards to songwriting, or even just Tin Pan Alley’s and music hall’s, and see how black the Top 40 stays. (Is there still a Top 40?)

    Any advantage in comedy derives from their relative freedom to speak truths.

    And yet, each new generation of black youths still likes to loot shoe stores.

    Not Al Bundy’s in Schaumburg. They’re shoesie-choosy.

    Whites find blacks vastly more entertaining than Mexicans…

    Speedy was way more entertaining than Sylvester or Daffy.

    …something…something…something…and Trump flees to exile in Dubai!

    Because the Burj Khalifa and the Burj al-Arab aren’t enough. They need the Burj Trump. .برج ترامب

    So far, the master strategist of the new riots has been Sherelle Smith

    They don’t make Shirelles like they used to!

  258. @Inselaffen
    What bothers me most is the media, corporations, celebrities going all out with an 'end racism' message over this event (which doesn't even seem to have been caused by racism at all), across all spectrums, in a way I've not really seen before (society wasn't as saturated in the panopticon that is social media before I suppose).

    You have every 2 bit celeb posting impassioned pleas to end racism, talk about their 'white privilege', and how they will 'educate' their kids to end this as if reading from the same script.
    Every corporation making some token tweet about standing in solidarity with black people. They all have to do it because silence is compliance with the 'racist system' or something and then they might be cancelled (indeed some minor US celeb seems to have lost some sponsors just yesterday because a colleague accused her of bullying in the past and just like that - poof, sponsors gone, 'we stand with black people' even though racism wasn't even mentioned).

    Something different about the riots this time being a good portion of the rioters taking a leading role in targeting police stations etc being 'educated' white youths (antifa). White academics tweeting about the best way to topple 'racist' memorials.

    We even have protesters in western european capitals (even Copenhagen managed over 1,000 apparently) and in the UK roughly 15,000 (according to the daily mail, though that seems high from the photos) here in the UK today with white teens waving signs around like 'we will remember the silence of our friends' (the formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton also said he was 'watching and knew who you are' about other drivers that didn't tweet support for BLM). European football teams are 'taking a knee', the UK police chiefs made an 'anti-racism' statement about the case, the pope did to, yadda yadda.

    All this hot on the heels of national and international headlines such as 'Black Deliveryman Says He Was Blocked and Interrogated by White Driver', 'White woman called police on black man in dog row' just in the week preceding alone.

    Meanwhile not a single protest about, say, the child grooming gangs in this country that targeted whites. And when a white guy was 'knelt to death' for over 13 mins (after calling the police himself because he was off his meds) in the US, not a squeak about it from any of the above. You kinda have to wonder what hope there is at this point. Western man is a thoroughly whipped down and beaten animal with seemingly no way out.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @ben tillman

    What bothers me most is the media, corporations, celebrities going all out with an ‘end racism’ message over this event (which doesn’t even seem to have been caused by racism at all), across all spectrums, in a way I’ve not really seen before (society wasn’t as saturated in the panopticon that is social media before I suppose).

    The Leftists appear to be successfully converting anti-white hate into a new religion across the Western world.

  259. @Buffalo Joe
    @Jack McArthur

    Jack, that is too funny, but singing "Mammy" needs blackface.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Jack, that is too funny, but singing “Mammy” needs blackface.

    Not if you’re the Happenings.

    Nearly a half-century earlier, when their voices were better:

    • Thanks: Buffalo Joe
  260. @Anonymous
    @Almost Missouri




    above criticism, but beneath agency.
     
    That’s a crackerjack ending, Mr iSteve. Top, top stuff.
     
    The only way it could have been better is “above criticism, but beneath agency, by design.”
     
    Aren’t the two phenomena related though?

    Blacks are above criticism because they are thought to lack agency.

    Or they are considered to lack agency (i.e., they are not held responsible), because they are above criticism.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Arguably the former. But no one explicitly articulates it this way. Because that would be, you know, racist to admit you think they lack agency. So instead Crimestop makes the thought end at “above criticism”. And being above criticism for no reason that can be articulated is functionally the same as being sacred. So we may as well just agree that they are sacred in a way that is above criticism yet simultaneously lacks agency, in the same way that a holy being lacks agency. It’s just divine will, inscrutable to us. Of course the real reason is that they secretly think they’re too dumb, but no one ever says it. Except by accident…

  261. @Altai
    More super serial faces from the American upper middle classes. Here is a man who reviews depictions of the legal process on TV shows. But now things are super serial you guys.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56j06plUgs

    They've lost their minds. Every appearance of Trump causes them to lose their minds. As president he hasn't really done anything but he causes them to seethe because he is uncouth and if they were honest with themselves they'd realise it's snobbery and the very same snobbery they reserve for the lower class whites and blacks.

    And so for the last 4 years they've stymied the appearance of any populist alternative to Trump, proving their real problems with Trump stem from his voters. Indeed, 'Trump voters' is something you never heard the like of when W was committing literal war crimes and getting people killed by the tens of thousands.

    And now they present Joe Biden despite being given two great alternatives to pick from in Sanders and Gabbard. This guy reminds me so completely of the tone and attitude of Conan, Meyers and Carell, that scowling superiority and assumption of control. The snobbery. They

    Replies: @Redman, @Too Long Didn't Read

    Stuff like this has been all over Bubblevision all week. The business elites are visibly committed to the cause of the month, the unspecified whatevers that simply must be done. Because reasons. Today’s highlight was Carly Fiorina taking Drumpf to task for — “lack of leadership” — lol.

    This reminds me, what exactly are the demands of “Only Black Lives Matter” beyond “Pay attention to us and GIBS US DAT!”?

  262. @William Badwhite
    @Jonathan Mason

    Its quite thoughtful of you to click around CNN's website then head over here and parrot what you've read.

    You have to go back.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    I cannot prevent CNN and others from plagiarizing my comments.

    Yes, Biden is the last person on earth I would want to see as POTUS other than Caligula, Stalin, or Trump. But choosers cannot be beggars.

    Hopefully Biden’s VP will know when to draw the daggers and send the old boy to sleep with the Potomac catfishes. The Ides of March would not be too too soon.

    I do not know who his VP will be. Naturally he will choose the ugliest contestant in the beauty pageant, so Harris must be in the running if Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Michelle Obama are not available. Clinton appears to have aged out, though she could be resurrected as crone-in-chief or Secretary of State emeritus.

    • LOL: Coemgen
  263. Read article, surveyed comments.

    Feedback: it’s worryingly close to narrative-wrestling, I won’t call it narrative-control, because it’s obviously pretty far from that.

    Distinguishing legitimate dispute from narrative-wrestling is when we concede when the other side has a point – that’s legitimate dispute.

    Narrative control is when we opt to ignore the other sides’ legitimate points and fight instead for where to hold the frame around the issue. Sailer’s articles usually stand out for talking about the topics that the other sides studiously opt to frame out of the discussion.

    Reasonable people, and law enforcement professionals, in abundance – see that there were alternatives Chauvin had at his disposal when the man was down on the pavement, on his face. We should acknowledge that. The same structure of laws whose purpose may be to allow latitude for law enforcement in difficult circumstances, can be used by law enforcement and courts – for abusive self-protection, and will be tried by police unions, for the same. In the latter case – that’s literally their job – use every card available to protect their members.

    The side-on effect is: bad things happen – officers feel latitude when not many people will agree latitude really existed – and when it’s inevitably an incendiary configuration like this – cities burn. Chauvin may be a psychopath, he may be a racist, he may be neither – but he is definitely a police officer who felt damn sure he had latitude when you will be hard up to find people who agree.

    You don’t have to agree with much BLM agenda, or much Democrat agenda, or establishment agenda, and you could still look at this and say something was wrong with the latitude.

    I’d go so far as to say: BLM and the Democrats and the establishment don’t want you to see the latitude problem, because then there might be something relatively banal in the legal structure you could fix – and that’s not really what they want, is it?

    It’s probably no accident the mainstream right is posting the majority of pieces naming the point of latitude that made Chauvin’s error so much more likely than it needed to be.

    • Replies: @Sam Malone
    @SimplePseudonymicHandle


    Reasonable people, and law enforcement professionals, in abundance – see that there were alternatives Chauvin had at his disposal when the man was down on the pavement, on his face. We should acknowledge that.
     
    ...

    Chauvin may be a psychopath, he may be a racist, he may be neither – but he is definitely a police officer who felt damn sure he had latitude when you will be hard up to find people who agree.
     
    Good points and good post.
  264. Anonymous[345] • Disclaimer says:
    @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @Anonymous, @Anonymous

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.

    Protecting assets?

    • Replies: @epebble
    @Anonymous


    Chauvin's wife Kellie issued a statement through her attorney announcing plans to end her marriage to Derek Chauvin.

    “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,” the statement released by Sekula Law Offices said. “While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time.”

    Who is Kellie Chauvin?

    She first came to America as a refugee. Chauvin's family is from the Hmong community in Laos, where she was born in 1974. The country was ripped apart by war in those years and her family fled to Thailand where they lived in a refugee camp for three years.

    They eventually were granted permission to come to the United States, where they settled in Wisconsin, but even there they never felt fully safe. “We didn’t know English. My parents didn’t want us leaving the house because they didn’t trust the world," Chauvin recollected. "You land into this brand-new world and you don’t know what to expect, and so we were always kept inside.”

    She eventually finished school and trained in radiology. She worked at Hennepin County Medical Center, which is where she met Derek Chauvin. She was also crowned USOA Mrs. Minnesota in 2018, becoming the first Hmong woman to win the title.
     
    She may be having PTSD by proxy, being a trauma survivor herself.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton

  265. “White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014. …”

    Very perceptive but I think some of them are just scared stiff of the mob. Are you aware of #blackouttuesday? Every major cultural institution in NYC participated. And every major cultural institution is being called out, rightly, by the woke brigade, for not having enough black artists/dancers/musicians, fill in the blank.

    In five years, I predict that all of these institutions and performance ensembles will be unrecognizable.

    I agree with the commenters who say that this particular instance was truly one of police brutality, but the situation has gone well beyond the guilt or innocence of four cops, and it’s gone beyond replacing Trump. It’s a full-scale intifada.

    As Ava DuVernay puts it:

    Ava DuVernay, who with the help of Netflix turned five thugs into five innocent teens out for a stroll in the park on a hot summer day.

    Be clear: I believe it’s right that these cops be charged. I also think that this will, rightly, be perceived as having given in to the mob. And they will want more.

    They will keep it up until the neck of white America has cracked. Well, so I say. What do you think, Steve Sailer?

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Jane Plain

    I think Minnesota is turning red.

  266. @Dr. Doom
    Oh, Weimar 2.0 is burning down.

    What's not to like?

    There are no "elite". Just clubby conspirators nowadays putting on airs.

    Trump is a club member. Not an outsider.

    The System is burning down.

    Let it burn. Eat the Rich.

    I'll bring the gravy...

    Replies: @silviosilver

    Oh, Weimar 2.0 is burning down.

    What’s not to like?

    That’s the charitable interpretation, but is it, though? I am witnessing inhuman acts of cuckery through the lens of Twitter such as I’ve never seen before and on a scale I didn’t think possible.

  267. Remember when we used to say, “oh, that’s rich”? Well, here’s a lawsuit against SF by U.C. Hastings, claiming the homeless encampments in the Tenderloin are endangering faculty.

    https://www.uchastings.edu/2020/05/04/uch-lawsuit-over-tenderloin-conditions/

  268. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Corvinus


    Sailer’s Unique Sailer Point–Rattle the tin cups with a juiced up narrative that heavily redacts the truth, which ironically is not unique in the slightest, about a particular phenomenon.
     
    I think there is a heavily redacted truth about American blacks' interaction with police alright.

    Care to mention that one?

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “I think there is a heavily redacted truth about American blacks’ interaction with police alright.”

    In that in there are number of cases where there is excessive use of force by the police, absolutely.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Corvinus

    So trite, as usual.

    You come around here shilling for the narrative in an autistic manner, which serves to reinforce the criticism. Carry on.

  269. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them.

    This is largely due to the fact that the younger generation hasn’t been asked to do anything, to accomplish or build anything, in order to earn a stake in their own future, and their civilization. They’ve been taught there’s nothing special about their culture and civilization–in fact, they’ve been taught there are many things perversely wrong with their culture and civilization.

    So, as it is, they are a bunch of trust fund beneficiaries who don’t care for their inheritance, and actually participate in its destruction. The warning that it could get worse actually encourages them, as they feel the sooner it is destroyed, the sooner they can get to work their Utopia.

  270. @peterike
    @Corvinus

    I hit the Troll button, but only because we don't have a Twat button.

    Replies: @theMann

    That was pretty funny.

    I looked at the last hundred or so of Corvinus’s posts, and almost every one of them was a reply post to another poster insulting them, attacking their array of facts, or just generally telling everybody else how much smarter he is. What he doesn’t do is make his own observations or site many references.

    That really is the definition of a troll. Or a twat. Or a scum-sucking douchebag.

  271. @Anonymous
    @silviosilver


    I think Jack’s point was that Floyd’s death was a fortunate (you read that right) accident. That is, there was indeed excessive force (though not majorly excessive)
     
    I am sorry Floyd died, but what was excessive about the force the officers used?

    Replies: @silviosilver

    The amount of time he kept the knee applied when his colleagues were suggesting it may be enough. As I said, it wasn’t majorly excessive, but excessive all the same.

    I honestly do not feel an ounce of regret over his death. It was unintentional and he was a lowlife who brought it on himself by resisting arrest. Such mistakes will never be completely eliminated, no matter how hard anyone tries.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @silviosilver


    The amount of time he kept the knee applied when his colleagues were suggesting it may be enough.
     
    Could you specify this claim that his colleagues told him to take the knee off? I have been following this case and have not seen that anywhere.

    Remember that the criminal complaint stated that the coroner found no evidence of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation. You do not know that the knee caused his death.
  272. @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Hispanics are no where near as anti-white as blacks. In fact in some respects they're more pro-white than most Anglo Americans are, in that they tend to regard Spanish culture, as in the culture of Spain, as the superior form of culture to aspire to and emulate. Spanish (ie white) celebrities like the Iglesias's and Penelope Cruz are practically worshiped by Hispanics as high culture.

    Not many Anglo Americans have that view of England, English culture and English cultural exports.

    Replies: @Bucky, @Ancient Briton, @Ancient Briton, @ben tillman

    Don’t tell PBS, they might send your pledge back!

  273. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    @Anonymous


    In the UK there’s a common belief that American cops are extremely tough and “no nonsense”

     

    They are. This current situation is a most unusual aberration.

    In most countries, the current situation would be considered very strange. In America, it's literally unbelievable.

    Our cops typically respond with massive force, not with timidity. It's breathtaking to see people fighting with cops like this. This is NOT the America that we're accustomed to over here.

    Lots of American cops are scary and intimidating. They seldomly take abuse like this. If you have a bad interaction with a cop, it's easy to end up arrested and physically brutalized.

    I think a lot of Americans can't believe what's happening. Especially in the highly policed upper-class areas, like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Manhattan.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Our cops typically respond with massive force, not with timidity. It’s breathtaking to see people fighting with cops like this. This is NOT the America that we’re accustomed to over here.

    I’ve seen a lot of footage of black people resisting arrest, and have witnessed it in person. Predating this unrest.

  274. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Corvinus

    Troll.

    And that didn't take me as long to write as your post. Nowhere near.

    Steve, I see the "chloroquine kills, don't use it" report is coming under increasing scrutiny, though the lie is all round the world already and a fair few trials have been stopped. Are there any links between Gilead (or their major investors) and this company Surgisphere ?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8383195/Lancet-expresses-concern-hydroxychloroquine-paper.html


    Two leading medical journals have 'expressed concern' about the quality of data used in studies they published about the coronavirus.

    The Lancet, one of Britain's top medical journals, has ordered an investigation into a study that said hydroxychloroquine raises the risk of death for Covid-19 patients.

    And the New England Medical Journal, based near Boston, MA, has done the same for a study which claimed blood pressure medications did not raise the risk of death for people with the virus.

    Both involved some of the same researchers and both used data from a private provider called Surgisphere.

    The legitimacy of Surgisphere's data has now been called into question by the high-profile journals which have ordered deeper investigations into how the studies were done.

    The shock findings in The Lancet halted global trials of the promising drug hydroxychloroquine, which US President Donald Trump admitted he was taking to fend off the virus.

    More than 120 top scientists and doctors criticised the study in an open letter to the journal, flagging 10 major flaws.

    The Lancet has now admitted there are 'serious questions' that need to be answered about the data - but did not reveal what those question were - in a public statement.

    But scientists say the move was too late and that the 'harm was already done', as the race for a cure to halt the virus that has ravaged the world continues.
     

    The Lancet, which published the original hit piece, has long been under the control of anti-Trump and anti-Brexit leftists.

    Replies: @Corvinus

    “Troll. And that didn’t take me as long to write as your post. Nowhere near.”

    LOL. You’re just not that bright, plain and simple.

    “Steve, I see the “chloroquine kills, don’t use it” report is coming under increasing scrutiny, though the lie is all round the world already and a fair few trials have been stopped.”

    Here is the truth.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8278001/Hydroxychloroquine-trigger-dangerous-heart-arrhythmia-covid-patients.html

    https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-06-03/chloroquine-antimalarials-worthless-against-coronavirus

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200603130014.htm

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @Corvinus


    You’re just not that bright, plain and simple.
     
    Do you know what pedantry is?

    Btw, I'm still waiting for your brilliant analysis of why this email chain is so heavily redacted after nearly eight years: Pls Prt.

    Aside, are you also familiar with the concept of "brown M&Ms?"
  275. @Alec Leamas (hard at work)
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Stay safe over there in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love Lovely Brothers.
     

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    The City Of Brothers On Drugs.

  276. Anon[279] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Trump's luck is really unbelievable. The coastal-blue state real estate bubble badly needed to be popped to avoid impoverishing our younger generations, but to deliberately pop it the way Japan did would be political suicide, because it would dramatically shrink the wealth of blue state liberals.

    But it popped, thanks to Covid-19 and black looters.

    Unbelievable.

    Replies: @Anon

    Violent protests have spread to Europe. What % of Europe’s population is even black? Aside from France and UK, there doesn’t seem to be a large population of them in Europe:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/clashes-police-continue-washington-tense-standoff-manhattan-bridge-diffused-during

    Swedish police have suddenly found their meatballs:
    https://twitter.com/lovettejallow/status/1268233200473604096

    But the London Bobbies are pathetic(scroll down):

    You can take them out of Africa…

  277. Anonymous[968] • Disclaimer says:
    @danand

    “The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.”
     
    With great black power, the kind that would have us on our knees, comes...zero responsibility.

    The one takeaway from listening to endless “protester” rantings over the past 5 days is that there is simply no amount of compensation, reparation, or justice that could be provided, by the nation, or the world, sufficient to set things right with the BLM coalition.

    An imperfect plan would be to offer the aggrieved a large monetary sum to reliquish their US citizenship, and leave US soil. Neither they, nor their prodigy, to return without repayment.

    To finance the US could sell the relinquished citizenship for an equally large, or larger, sum of money. Perhaps let the market decide; half a million too much, too little? Those making such a large commitment are likely to feel invested, not oppressed, are they not?

    Genetic ID those exiting, to enable sure catch and return of those with later regrets.

    Initially Liberia could be the benefactor state, this way savvy African’t American’ts that take a deal can tell themselves it’s a rightful, righteous, return to their roots. Hamilton would approve, live as kings; for surely the money will never run dry, even as it flows.

    ...Damn, that helicopter that’s been circling overhead for the past half week snapped me from my dream state again.

    Replies: @Thoughts, @Hannah Katz, @Anonymous

    Any sum of money to get American blacks to leave forever is worth it in the long run. It has to be forever though.

    Blacks and the catalytic agent that has rendered them so “powerful”- for the agent’s’ purposes, not theirs-have cost us hundreds of trillions in lost opportunities.

    For the blacks, in the long run-I think of a quote from a play by Arthur Asher Miller, “the promise a stallion gives a mare”. They themselves know the majority of blacks possess the moral agency of a sexually excited horse.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  278. @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Hispanics are no where near as anti-white as blacks. In fact in some respects they're more pro-white than most Anglo Americans are, in that they tend to regard Spanish culture, as in the culture of Spain, as the superior form of culture to aspire to and emulate. Spanish (ie white) celebrities like the Iglesias's and Penelope Cruz are practically worshiped by Hispanics as high culture.

    Not many Anglo Americans have that view of England, English culture and English cultural exports.

    Replies: @Bucky, @Ancient Briton, @Ancient Briton, @ben tillman

    Rock radio plays Stairway to Heaven ad infinitum.

  279. @Jonathan Mason
    @Redneck farmer


    As usual, Steve nails it.
     
    Actually Steve, sadly, has shot himself through one foot with a nail gun and is now reduced to slowly turning in circles.

    These inchoate protests are not the foothills of a coup d'etat. No one is trying to take over radio stations, no police force or military unit has defected to the other side. The protest movement holds no territory and is defending no no-go areas. Trump is most unlikely to share the fate of Gaddafi.

    There is hardly even a coherent agenda to reform police training or police immunity laws.

    The Democratic Party has no need to foster a coup, because it is very likely to win in a landslide in the November election, in spite of failing to persuade enough Republican senator members of the jury to jump ship in the recent impeachment trial.

    Even those who support some of Trump's ideas, such as expelling illegal immigrants and bringing back manufacturing industry to the US have to admit that the man himself is now quite insane and incapable of serving the political objectives that he shares with many Americans.

    Either that, or he is doing everything within his power to try to take a dive in the November election and take the Republican Party down with him like The Titanic.

    Any "coup" ought to be restricted to the use of the 25th amendment, which would merely replace the president with the man whom he chose himself as his replacement in the event of his own insanity, not undo an election, and given the GOP some kind of chance of saving some seats in a lifeboat in November.

    Scenes from the White House situation room, recorded by hidden camera:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYlH6PZf6AE

    Replies: @Mr McKenna, @peterike, @Anonymous, @Coemgen, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @nebulafox, @WJ, @Patrick in SC, @Almost Missouri, @utu, @anon, @William Badwhite, @Ragno

    Pretty evident that Unz Review has recently been invaded/colonized by what can only be called the Antifa Left…..smug and opportunistic shits who carefully gauge the direction of the momentary prevailing wind, and POUNCE.

    This ongoing Chinese water torture, wherein right/libertarian-leaning venues and websites allow these quislings and provocateurs to waste everyone’s time, sowing defeatism and sedition; while the other 95% of supposedly-public platforms (controlled by Big Tech/beholden to global, Commie-friendly conglomerates) bind and gag any dissenting voice (or, encourage the jackals of chaos – openly or surreptitiously, as their levels of smugness allow – to perform the 2020 two-step: social media cancellation, followed by doxxing ‘n’ hounding them into the Outer Darkness) is one virtue-signal we are going to deeply regret in the weeks to come.

    Note: not years to come, or even months – weeks. It’s always later than you think, but like Yogi used to say, suddenly it gets late early around here.

  280. @Corvinus
    @YetAnotherAnon

    "Troll. And that didn’t take me as long to write as your post. Nowhere near."

    LOL. You're just not that bright, plain and simple.

    "Steve, I see the “chloroquine kills, don’t use it” report is coming under increasing scrutiny, though the lie is all round the world already and a fair few trials have been stopped."

    Here is the truth.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-8278001/Hydroxychloroquine-trigger-dangerous-heart-arrhythmia-covid-patients.html

    https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-06-03/chloroquine-antimalarials-worthless-against-coronavirus

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200603130014.htm

    Replies: @Coemgen

    You’re just not that bright, plain and simple.

    Do you know what pedantry is?

    Btw, I’m still waiting for your brilliant analysis of why this email chain is so heavily redacted after nearly eight years: Pls Prt.

    Aside, are you also familiar with the concept of “brown M&Ms?”

  281. @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.
     
    Protecting assets?

    Replies: @epebble

    Chauvin’s wife Kellie issued a statement through her attorney announcing plans to end her marriage to Derek Chauvin.

    “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,” the statement released by Sekula Law Offices said. “While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time.”

    Who is Kellie Chauvin?

    She first came to America as a refugee. Chauvin’s family is from the Hmong community in Laos, where she was born in 1974. The country was ripped apart by war in those years and her family fled to Thailand where they lived in a refugee camp for three years.

    They eventually were granted permission to come to the United States, where they settled in Wisconsin, but even there they never felt fully safe. “We didn’t know English. My parents didn’t want us leaving the house because they didn’t trust the world,” Chauvin recollected. “You land into this brand-new world and you don’t know what to expect, and so we were always kept inside.”

    She eventually finished school and trained in radiology. She worked at Hennepin County Medical Center, which is where she met Derek Chauvin. She was also crowned USOA Mrs. Minnesota in 2018, becoming the first Hmong woman to win the title.

    She may be having PTSD by proxy, being a trauma survivor herself.

    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    @epebble

    Didn't a Hmong murder seven hunters in Wisconsin awhile back? I don't remember the riots.

  282. @epebble
    @JohnnyWalker123

    But politics can sometime take unpredictable paths. For a contra view, see https://theweek.com/articles/917545/trump-incapable-wielding-power

    Also, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

    Yesterday, Steve King, the strongest proponent against immigration, lost his primary to House seat. In a 87% white district. But I think Covid + economic depression + chaos will diminish both immigration and "invade the word" tendencies.

    Replies: @epebble

    Another minor news: Ferguson, MO elected a black woman as mayor https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/politics/ella-jones-ferguson-mayor.html

  283. @Thoughts
    @Hypnotoad666

    Half the commentators here think Chauvin did something wrong

    It wasn't even the knee on the neck that killed the guy (if it was a knee it was the knee on the back combined with fentanyl...so everyone is wrong as to the cause of the heart attack)

    And what if....

    Floyd had regained consciousness?

    Would he have tried to escape again?

    Of course he would have!

    The dude was on Fentanyl...if he had suddenly regained consciousness who knows what would have happened

    But white people like to feel sorry for others...it makes them feel all loving and ohh look how nice I am...

    Carry on white people

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe, @S. Anonyia

    Dude, fentanyl is not meth or PCP or crack cocaine.

    It’s a powerful synthetic opiate and also a respiratory suppressant. Probably why the prone position/knee on the neck combination killed him.

    Had he escaped, he would not have made it far. Verbally raving does not equate to physical robustness.

    Are opium and heroin addicts known for sprinting around like jack rabbits, or doddering down the street mumbling to themselves?

    Think.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @S. Anonyia


    Had he escaped, he would not have made it far
     
    What would the cause of death have been?

    Replies: @anon

  284. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @S. Anonyia
    @Thoughts

    Dude, fentanyl is not meth or PCP or crack cocaine.

    It’s a powerful synthetic opiate and also a respiratory suppressant. Probably why the prone position/knee on the neck combination killed him.

    Had he escaped, he would not have made it far. Verbally raving does not equate to physical robustness.

    Are opium and heroin addicts known for sprinting around like jack rabbits, or doddering down the street mumbling to themselves?

    Think.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Had he escaped, he would not have made it far

    What would the cause of death have been?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anonymous

    What would the cause of death have been?

    Implicit stereotypical racist threat plus racist white supremacist racism with racist sauce on top, of course. Nothing to do with drugs, or his heart condition, nuh uh!

  285. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    It’s a shame Shaq is going to lose all those endorsement deals and that TNT gig for being such a douchey co-worker all those years ago. (And I suppose Grant Hill, too, for thinking it’s so hilarious.)

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/grant-hill-explains-why-shaquille-oneal-choked-out-a-suns-teammate-before-a-game/
    “it was typical Shaq,” Grant Hill said.

    Oh wait, narrative uber alles. Chuckers are like fascists or something, I guess.

  286. @Mr McKenna
    @Jonathan Mason


    No one is trying to take over radio stations
     
    LOL....no one under the age of 75 listens to radio stations...

    However I agree that Trump is losing what sanity he had, but then sanity wasn't really one of his selling points in the first place. He was blessed with an opponent who genuinely scared people not because she was insane but because she was evil, cold-hearted, and calculating--and didn't have a single honest bone in her body. All he had to do was make a few populist sounds. And he did.

    Trump isn't so lucky this time, because Joe Milquetoast is only senile and cravenly political. However, November is still a long way away and my bet is that Biden will commit even more egregious gaffes between now and then. Keeping the whole thing exciting, you see. His handlers will do their best to keep him in the basement, but the quality of female POC running mates seems painfully low. Which will also keep the whole thing exciting. Second half of 2020 will be lit. It's only just begun.

    Replies: @Morton's toes

    I listened to Rush Limbaugh yesterday for the first time in over a year. KSFO is like the richest AM station in the history of San Francisco. I have a cush radio receiver. Their signal was garbage. I turned off my radio and loaded their web page and that was OK but I was shocked at how far their signal quality has fallen just in the last year since the last time I listened to Rush.

    He was pushing the story of the Raleigh police chief who said the safety of her officers is more important than the property of the Raleigh taxpayers and they can all just get bent. And there was some government person who was quoted as asking “why do you care so much about looting?” though I did not pick up who she was speaking to.

    I suppose all of her property is secure. Or she is massively over insured. I know a person who lives in a flood plain who claims that there is a lot of money to be made in getting flooded. Has anybody offered the possibility that there is money to be made in getting looted?

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Morton's toes

    Good questions. The very notion of crime is racist and has to be re-thought.

    Also, please post a photo of that receiver ;)

  287. @epebble
    @Anonymous


    Chauvin's wife Kellie issued a statement through her attorney announcing plans to end her marriage to Derek Chauvin.

    “This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy. She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin,” the statement released by Sekula Law Offices said. “While Ms. Chauvin has no children from her current marriage, she respectfully requests that her children, her elder parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult time.”

    Who is Kellie Chauvin?

    She first came to America as a refugee. Chauvin's family is from the Hmong community in Laos, where she was born in 1974. The country was ripped apart by war in those years and her family fled to Thailand where they lived in a refugee camp for three years.

    They eventually were granted permission to come to the United States, where they settled in Wisconsin, but even there they never felt fully safe. “We didn’t know English. My parents didn’t want us leaving the house because they didn’t trust the world," Chauvin recollected. "You land into this brand-new world and you don’t know what to expect, and so we were always kept inside.”

    She eventually finished school and trained in radiology. She worked at Hennepin County Medical Center, which is where she met Derek Chauvin. She was also crowned USOA Mrs. Minnesota in 2018, becoming the first Hmong woman to win the title.
     
    She may be having PTSD by proxy, being a trauma survivor herself.

    Replies: @Ancient Briton

    Didn’t a Hmong murder seven hunters in Wisconsin awhile back? I don’t remember the riots.

  288. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @silviosilver
    @Anonymous

    The amount of time he kept the knee applied when his colleagues were suggesting it may be enough. As I said, it wasn't majorly excessive, but excessive all the same.

    I honestly do not feel an ounce of regret over his death. It was unintentional and he was a lowlife who brought it on himself by resisting arrest. Such mistakes will never be completely eliminated, no matter how hard anyone tries.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The amount of time he kept the knee applied when his colleagues were suggesting it may be enough.

    Could you specify this claim that his colleagues told him to take the knee off? I have been following this case and have not seen that anywhere.

    Remember that the criminal complaint stated that the coroner found no evidence of traumatic asphyxiation or strangulation. You do not know that the knee caused his death.

  289. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    Free Mumia /sarc.

  290. @Anonymous
    @Rob (LM)


    I’m no expert, but it seems to me there were various ways to detain and subdue Floyd other than the extremely specific, unusual and obviously dangerous one that he chose. None of this really had to happen,, did it? Cuff him, sit on him till you can get him in the van and then beat him up – fine, everyone’s happy, not a big deal. This, though? Bizarre and unnecessary.
     
    You aren’t an expert, and you apparently have no knowledge of police practices in handling powerful suspects who resist arrest or who show propensity toward excited delirium. So one wonders where you derive your confidence about proper procedure.

    I have little expertise myself, although I would direct you to review the Minnesota PD police manual, which permits both single neck restraints and double neck restraints.

    What I can say with confidence is that your assumption that Chauvin’s left knee killed Floyd is not directed by the facts. You don’t know how much weight he had on his knee (versus his right leg, two feet, and right arm). You don’t know whether the knee was on Floyd’s windpipe or a major artery (the video evidence indicates it wasn’t on a windpipe, because Floyd was able to talk). You don’t know whether the pressure on his torso played a role. You don’t know whether he would have died if he hadn’t had fentanyl in his system.

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason

    Floyd’s hands were cuffed behind his back. Even a big, strong guy is very limited in what he can do with cuffs on behind, other than kicking and biting!

    Many years ago in Bermuda a man whom I slightly knew was in the magistrate’s court charged with biting a policeman’s ankle and damaging government property (a blue shirt). “What are you, a dog?” asked the perplexed magistrate. “No sir,” replied the defendant, “but he was standing on my head”

    They could also have shackled his ankles if they needed to.

    Restraining disturbed people in the prone position ( face down) is inherently dangerous, which is well-known to people who work in hospitals and prisons.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positional_asphyxia

    Perhaps the cops in Minneapolis are not well-trained, or their training manuals are not state-of-the-art, but if their management encourages the use of unsafe techniques, then that is part of the issue at hand.

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    @Jonathan Mason


    Restraining disturbed people in the prone position ( face down) is inherently dangerous, which is well-known to people who work in hospitals and prisons.
     
    Yes, that is why the officer was holding the suspect in a non-prone / non-face-down position.

    You really should read your sources before you use them as references in an attempt to support your disinformation.

  291. @theMann
    "What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America."

    The only thing Blacks are marginalized by are their average 70 IQ's and relentless unpredictable, impulsive violence. They can individually benefit from living in Civilization, but as group exist uncivilized. The simple fact is that in the entire history of the Black Race, they have never invented a written language, develop even the most rudimentary religious code, domesticated an animal, built a walled city with multi-story buildings, or smelted metal. They exist, as a Race, beneath the level of the earliest Bronze Age human civilizations and continue to do so despite the ability to learn from other human Societies.


    How catastrophic has the devolution of South Africa been in a single generation? How much active cannibalism been practiced in Liberia (Remember, set up a country for freed American Slaves)? What truly insane superstitions tear through African Countries on a regular basis, invariably involving the most vile forms of human violence? The Japanese went from Feudal to Modern Industrial in a single generation, in 4000 years no Negro Society has managed a credible Iron Age Society.


    And here we are in the USA, 70 years down the road from an attempt to Integrate Negroids into civilization. Our laws distorted and perverted, our schools destroyed, our popular Entertainments reduced to vileness, oh, and our Cities on fire. My entire childhood was punctuated by Negros burning down American cities while sniveling about "Racism" - what a great way to avoid individual responsibility - and here we are, fifty years later, with Negros......burning down American cities while sniveling about "Racism".

    You want insanity? In the entire history of the World, no group of the Negro Race has ever been integrated into a Civilized society. And yet here we are, relentlessly wasting our nation's resources trying to integrate the Negro Race into our Civilization, doing the same thing, over and over and over again, expecting different results.


    One way or another, this insanity is going to end. Will it end with Race Realism, or will it end with every Urban Center in America resembling Haiti?

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @ben tillman, @Ganderson

    The only real solution is some sort of separation.

  292. @Pericles
    @Pericles

    My favorite tweet and photo of the day. Iconic.


    “We can’t look at a white supremacist by looking at them. With a thousand people attending this event it’s hard to know who is in that crowd,” Raleigh police chief says.

     

    https://twitter.com/LeighTauss/status/1267113609760583683

    Note: Raleigh's chief of police is a woman.

    Replies: @anon, @Prof. Woland, @PiltdownMan

    Note: Raleigh’s chief of police is a woman.

    One of Idi Amin’s daughters? Nice that she got to bring one of his uniforms to the US with her.

  293. @Anonymous
    @S. Anonyia


    Had he escaped, he would not have made it far
     
    What would the cause of death have been?

    Replies: @anon

    What would the cause of death have been?

    Implicit stereotypical racist threat plus racist white supremacist racism with racist sauce on top, of course. Nothing to do with drugs, or his heart condition, nuh uh!

  294. @Hypnotoad666
    @Altai

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    It is surreal beyond belief for me to see the willful magical thinking about police being the problem. Every objective measure and statistic shows that blacks are actually under-arrested and under-brutalized based on the ratio of crimes they commit.

    Most disheartening of all is to see Republicans and conservatives fall right in with the herd in denouncing their mythical white privilege and demanding reform of a system that already over-coddles blacks criminals.

    People are herd animals, I guess. And the Media are riding them right into the slaughterhouse.

    Replies: @Coemgen, @YetAnotherAnon, @hhsiii, @Rob (LM), @Thoughts, @Inselaffen, @TomSchmidt, @AnotherDad

    Chauvin did nothing wrong and did not kill the gentle giant. But no one in the country will say so. Instead, it has been the most disgusting display of group think and conformity I think I have ever seen.

    I don’t know about that and neither do you. (He certainly could have made the encounter look better and maintaining positive relations with the community is arguably part of the job.)

    But the main point here is … it does not, should not, matter.

    There is no reason for the Democrat riots regardless.

    — There is no plot against black men. They are not being hunted by the cops. There are not killed by the cops anymore than white men. In fact, per arrest for given crime–less.

    — If there’s any issue with police procedures … the Democrats should fix them. These events are happening in Democrat run cities–Fergeson, Minneapolis, New York, Baltimore. If there is “racism!” Democrats can fix it. If there are better police procedures Democrats can bring them in.

    What’s the hold up? It isn’t deplorables in Pigsknuckle, Arkansas.

    — It’s a big nation, there are bound to be screwups. Police kill a few hundred people a year, in a nation of 330 million–most of them white. Blacks kill other blacks to the tune of almost 10,000 a year. We’re going to have protests and riots everytime a white cop screws up arresting a black criminal and kills him?

    If that’s the case … you can’t have policing, can’t have a nation. We need to separate immediately–let blacks, and their good-white allies–have their own nation and police themselves as they see fit.

  295. @theMann
    "What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America."

    The only thing Blacks are marginalized by are their average 70 IQ's and relentless unpredictable, impulsive violence. They can individually benefit from living in Civilization, but as group exist uncivilized. The simple fact is that in the entire history of the Black Race, they have never invented a written language, develop even the most rudimentary religious code, domesticated an animal, built a walled city with multi-story buildings, or smelted metal. They exist, as a Race, beneath the level of the earliest Bronze Age human civilizations and continue to do so despite the ability to learn from other human Societies.


    How catastrophic has the devolution of South Africa been in a single generation? How much active cannibalism been practiced in Liberia (Remember, set up a country for freed American Slaves)? What truly insane superstitions tear through African Countries on a regular basis, invariably involving the most vile forms of human violence? The Japanese went from Feudal to Modern Industrial in a single generation, in 4000 years no Negro Society has managed a credible Iron Age Society.


    And here we are in the USA, 70 years down the road from an attempt to Integrate Negroids into civilization. Our laws distorted and perverted, our schools destroyed, our popular Entertainments reduced to vileness, oh, and our Cities on fire. My entire childhood was punctuated by Negros burning down American cities while sniveling about "Racism" - what a great way to avoid individual responsibility - and here we are, fifty years later, with Negros......burning down American cities while sniveling about "Racism".

    You want insanity? In the entire history of the World, no group of the Negro Race has ever been integrated into a Civilized society. And yet here we are, relentlessly wasting our nation's resources trying to integrate the Negro Race into our Civilization, doing the same thing, over and over and over again, expecting different results.


    One way or another, this insanity is going to end. Will it end with Race Realism, or will it end with every Urban Center in America resembling Haiti?

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @ben tillman, @Ganderson

    The only thing Blacks are marginalized by are their average 70 IQ’s and relentless unpredictable, impulsive violence.

    Don’t forget the lesser value they place on human life (including their own). They dominate public spaces because, no, I don’t want to fight to the death over a pool table.

  296. @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Hispanics are no where near as anti-white as blacks. In fact in some respects they're more pro-white than most Anglo Americans are, in that they tend to regard Spanish culture, as in the culture of Spain, as the superior form of culture to aspire to and emulate. Spanish (ie white) celebrities like the Iglesias's and Penelope Cruz are practically worshiped by Hispanics as high culture.

    Not many Anglo Americans have that view of England, English culture and English cultural exports.

    Replies: @Bucky, @Ancient Briton, @Ancient Briton, @ben tillman

    These riots are going swing a million Mexican votes to Trump.

  297. You nailed it in the final two paragraphs of the article Steve:

    “But blacks are increasingly excused from all critique, so their conduct is not improving, as we’ve seen nightly on the local news this week.

    What America needs to do is treat blacks as human beings with free will who when they make good choices should enjoy the benefits and when they make bad choices should experience the consequences. Instead, The Establishment views blacks as our Sacred Cows, above criticism, but beneath agency.”

    This is exactly why I’m pessimistic about any positive changes happening out of the George Floyd incident. Blacks, and their white liberal benefactors, constantly say they want an “honest conversation” about race, which of course is a lie. If it was truly a free-flowing conversation, then there would be feedback from both sides, with according observations, criticisms and suggestions to remedy the problem. But the black community is not interested in any of that. Any criticism at all of the black community would be considered to be “racism.“ No, the black community cannot withstand any scrutiny whatsoever. What they really want is to lecture white people about their oppressive and institutional racism nonstop, as in days at a time. It is intended to be a one-way conversation with no questions, observations or comments allowed.

  298. @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    True. A lot of contributing factors and possible extenuating circumstances. Not a good look, though, with the other cop saying what he said. And he didn’t let up even when the other guy said no pulse. Maybe just a bad cop. Maybe not.
     
    What did the other cop say, and what is your source? The criminal complaint shows them debating how to handle him, in case he had excited delirium.

    What is the timeline on saying “no pulse”, and what is your source?

    If he did nothing after hearing no pulse, that kind of undercuts the theory he tried to kill him doesn’t it?

    What is your theory? Do you believe he intended to kill him? How many other scalps did he have to his name over the course of a 19-year career as a patrol officer?

    His wife is already divorcing him. Classy.
     
    It doesn’t reflect well on her vows does it, especially after Chauvin helped bring her white Hmong family over to the United States?

    I think it’s most probably a deal with him to protect her and the family from the angry mob.

    Replies: @hhsiii

    I think you are bending over backwards. But sure. I wasn’t there.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @hhsiii

    Could you provide us a link to the “no pulse” account of events?

    Replies: @hhsiii

  299. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    I think you are bending over backwards. But sure. I wasn’t there.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Could you provide us a link to the “no pulse” account of events?

    • Replies: @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    From charging complaint (the first one):

    “BWC video shows Mr. Floyd continue to move and breathe. At 8:24:24, Mr. Floyd stopped moving. At 8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said, "want to roll him on his side." Kueng checked Mr. Floyd's right wrist for a pulse and said, "I couldn't find one." None of the officers moved from their positions.

    At 8:27:24, the defendant removed his knee from Mr. Floyd's neck. An ambulance and emergency medical personnel arrived, the officers placed Mr. Floyd on a gurney, and the ambulance left the scene. Mr. Floyd was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/derek-chauvin-criminal-complaint-trnd/index.html

    Can’t tell exactly when the “I couldn’t find one [pulse]” takes place but appears to be after he stops moving and before knee comes off neck.

    But I haven’t gone through the video carefully. It’s possible all he was doing was restraining him and not putting much pressure on.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  300. @Altai
    I think it's a bit unfair, Chauvin did kill the guy through incompetence or malice even if he didn't intend to. Keeping his knee on the guys neck after he'd passed out until the ambulance came should lead to manslaughter charges. That's part of why the protests are so intense, the previous cases really were ambiguous or cases of self-defense. Here we have video of almost the whole incident.

    I think it's more that the antifa are being used for the full on revolution part rather than ordinary poor blacks. Of course, they don't really control either. The social media element is exactly like the revolutions in North Africa in the 2010s. We're seeing protest marches of some sizes popping up all over the Western world despite the pandemic. Not all of them are fully the usual suspects either, a lot of them are normal people. (Predominantly young women) Except in places like Paris or Marseille where the racial demographics and relationship with the police is most similar. A repeat of the US riots is possible but the use of riot police to violently suppress violent protests is much more effective in continental Europe so we'll see how much they can get done in the core of Paris.

    Right now Trump could lose it all if the interventions he is personally associated with go awry and lead to incidents of soldiers killing protestors. It can go the other way and make him look good through quelling the situation through personal intervention or if the protests lead to second wave outbreaks.

    For Biden he has to just sit back and watch as either the riots turn out to the an opportunity or trap for Trump, he can make a speech or two to hedge his bets but he can't be tied in the publics mind to them in case it all goes wrong. He won't be making many more speeches than the one who already did.

    More interesting is the weird non-specific sense of protests that is being deployed by all major commercial brands on social media, there has also been a weird coordinated release of these videos by late nigh talk show hosts all within hours of each other.

    It's weird and implied like we all know what needs to change but I've heard no serious policy proposals. It's all very vague that somehow Donal Trump's fault and if we remove him from office all the 'not okay'ness will disappear. It's weirdly childish. No 'this kind of training led to it, let's stop it', just this vagueness that lends itself to these kinds of broad critical race theory discussions.

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

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyE-fbqlIRg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7d3jItjmw

    Hell Conan had Van 'Conspiracy Theory' Jones on to talk about 'What's next', indeed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62opaXeyWZY

    Jimmy Fallon even felt the pressure and has had nothing but civil rights/racism interviews the last few days. (A clever outflanking to have his stuff more numerous and highbrow after the criticism of him for having Trump on his talkshow.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2z-ahJ4uws

    https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight/videos

    Replies: @hhsiii, @Dieter Kief, @Anonymous, @Altai, @Hypnotoad666, @VinnyVette, @Dacian Julien Soros, @Seneca44, @Thoughts, @Hereward, @Rouetheday, @Ian Smith, @IfYou, @MattinLA

    Jesus, Jane Elliot, that evil, hideous, racist crone, is still alive? I guess fealty to Satan does have some advantages…

  301. @Pericles
    @Pericles

    My favorite tweet and photo of the day. Iconic.


    “We can’t look at a white supremacist by looking at them. With a thousand people attending this event it’s hard to know who is in that crowd,” Raleigh police chief says.

     

    https://twitter.com/LeighTauss/status/1267113609760583683

    Note: Raleigh's chief of police is a woman.

    Replies: @anon, @Prof. Woland, @PiltdownMan

    Pin some medals on her and she would look like a Panamanian general.

  302. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them.

    Any older white people who feel they have a stake in the system are sadly mistaken. The system is out to eliminate us, and we need to destroy it first. If Trump is not re-elected so that the conspirators in the election nullification scheme can be punished, secession will be the only answer.

  303. @Prof. Woland
    @Morris Applebaum IV

    In my whitetopia East Bay Area burb I have noticed several prominent BLM signs recently going up on neighbors yards right as the rioting began. I suspect this is more than just virtue signaling or solidarity. It is a "Passover" signal to let the vibrants know to attack somewhere else. I was reading about past riots in France where the Muslim shops were not harmed. Go figure.

    It is also a signal that there is no reasoning or even talking with these people. They are wholeheartedly supporting the platform and rhetoric of the mob and they are not entertaining any white grievances or accepting that blacks are anything but victims and angels. They are letting everyone know their ears are closed and will not criticize black people for even the slightest offence. How safe.

    In both cases they are cowards and not the defiant / brave souls they like to think of themselves as. One case is to avoid the ugly black violence which they are terrified of (which is why they live in the whitest place possible) and the other so no one can accuse them of racism, the same thing they are either directly or indirectly accusing others of.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    I will add one other thing. By holding up BLM signs, white liberals are hiding behind black people holding them out front like a shield. They are a substitute or proxy for Biden signs much the way Trump supporters in liberal redoubts fly the American flag instead of a Trump sign.

    The right needs to immediately begin demonizing Antifa making it the face of the riots and BLM. Antifa-Traitors-Scum would be a good one. Simply repeat and only reference them as such and put up their own media blitz using the internet and 100,000,000 stickers placed in every public toilet and stop sign. Once BLM and ATS are synonymous remind everyone that they are ugly losers and live in their mother’s basements.

  304. @anon
    A surprising development is the unanticipated stock market rally. It seems to be applauding animal spirits and discounting the seriousness of the "bad news". S&P breaking back above 3,000 and watching the reopening of America, regardless of the stated reason.

    The unstated reason being the utter boredom of Americans, especially those under 30. Especially funny is the commentary on financial TV (CNBC, Bloomberg). They desperately want to convey the correct tone, but markets can't take this youthful exuberance seriously.

    No more staycation. No more helicopter money. Pelosi and her merry band won't get to advance their causes further, it is over. Sorry, but the planets are now aligned for business as usual. This time, I'm with the markets and looking past the rioting.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    I for once in my adult life paid attention and took advantage of the market (correction? in March) and bought some shares of Quest Diagnostics (+53%), Labcorp (+44%), and BP Oil (+11%). Took dad’s advice from 30 yrs ago, “when there is blood in the streets…”

  305. @Morton's toes
    @Mr McKenna

    I listened to Rush Limbaugh yesterday for the first time in over a year. KSFO is like the richest AM station in the history of San Francisco. I have a cush radio receiver. Their signal was garbage. I turned off my radio and loaded their web page and that was OK but I was shocked at how far their signal quality has fallen just in the last year since the last time I listened to Rush.

    He was pushing the story of the Raleigh police chief who said the safety of her officers is more important than the property of the Raleigh taxpayers and they can all just get bent. And there was some government person who was quoted as asking "why do you care so much about looting?" though I did not pick up who she was speaking to.

    I suppose all of her property is secure. Or she is massively over insured. I know a person who lives in a flood plain who claims that there is a lot of money to be made in getting flooded. Has anybody offered the possibility that there is money to be made in getting looted?

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Good questions. The very notion of crime is racist and has to be re-thought.

    Also, please post a photo of that receiver 😉

  306. @Cloudbuster
    “There is the idea that instead of standing there and teaching an agent when an unarmed person comes at him with a knife or something, shoot him in the leg instead of the heart.”

    When Joe said that, there was a disturbance in the force, as if millions of tactical pistol trainers suddenly cried out in despair.

    Replies: @Ron Mexico

    “When Joe said that, there was a disturbance in the force, as if millions of tactical pistol trainers suddenly cried out in despair.” Western Civ is looking like Alderaan.

  307. @Patrick in SC

    A single death at the Charlottesville protest received more coverage than all of the deaths that will occur during these riots.
     
    Charlottesville was trivial and contrived - “The Nazis are coming, The Nazis are coming” - but it’s a useful reminder of how the left can now literally invent things to get their way. This is something new.

    Lose an election? “Russia.” Better get a special prosecutor.

    That not working? Well, this Whistleblower guy heard a phone call. Better impeach. The details? Meh. Whatever happened to that guy, btw? Oh, that’s right, he was some part time Congressional staffer, full time partisan deep stater whose job it was was to essentially spy on the President. Never mind.

    Judge Kavanaugh? Serial rapist. Based on? Mumble, mumble, mumble, crazy lady.

    Kids in cages? Oh, the pic was from 2010? Whatever. You only know that because you go to far right websites. Time to shut them down. This making stuff up just doesn’t work as well with a non-controlled press.

    Elderly couple gunned down by a black guy in broad daylight? Never happened: wasn’t in the approved news.

    Charlottesville? You’d think it would have made for a great show trial. Where was the trial publicity? The jailhouse interview? The “What made him tick?” We got none of that, of course, because the facts were so bad. Kinda slow kid panics in fear for his life thanks to the deliberate actions of the Governor and others. Huge woman dies of God-knows-what; kid gets 700 years. You’re next, Nazi.

    Meanwhile, a black guy who attacked people with lethal weapons at the same event walked without so much as the equivalent of a parking ticket. Same went for Bike Lock guy.

    My point: Anything goes. Got too many votes? Meh. We win anyway. Go bitch about it on your website which we just took down or Faux News. Too many people reading your blog? I think we found some kiddie porn on there. You’re done.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief

    My point: Anything goes.

    I agree. Let me add, just to clarify: The slogan Anything goes is one of the philosophical starting points of Postmodernism.

    Camille Paglia and Jordan B. Peterson were absolutely right in their dramatic rejection of postmodernism. As was Jürgen Habermas with his scholarly modern classic from 1988 – The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity – this book explains, why postmodernism is a philosophical failure. A way of thinking, which – at times at a very high level – is full of self-contradictions and just plain out wrong assumptions about the nature of – – – rationality and reason, which build the core of enlightenment and modernity.
    (Steven Pinker wrote about this subject too, in his good book “Enlightenment Now!”).

  308. @Anonymous
    @hhsiii

    Could you provide us a link to the “no pulse” account of events?

    Replies: @hhsiii

    From charging complaint (the first one):

    “BWC video shows Mr. Floyd continue to move and breathe. At 8:24:24, Mr. Floyd stopped moving. At 8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said, “want to roll him on his side.” Kueng checked Mr. Floyd’s right wrist for a pulse and said, “I couldn’t find one.” None of the officers moved from their positions.

    At 8:27:24, the defendant removed his knee from Mr. Floyd’s neck. An ambulance and emergency medical personnel arrived, the officers placed Mr. Floyd on a gurney, and the ambulance left the scene. Mr. Floyd was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/derek-chauvin-criminal-complaint-trnd/index.html

    Can’t tell exactly when the “I couldn’t find one [pulse]” takes place but appears to be after he stops moving and before knee comes off neck.

    But I haven’t gone through the video carefully. It’s possible all he was doing was restraining him and not putting much pressure on.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @hhsiii


    At 8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said, “want to roll him on his side.” Kueng checked Mr. Floyd’s right wrist for a pulse and said, “I couldn’t find one.” None of the officers moved from their positions.
     
    Thank you. Those facts are a little vague as to what time in the timeline the statements were made, and whether Chauvin heard them. Recall, he was keeping his eye in part on the rowdy and yelling bystanders. There is also the question of how reliable a “no pulse” observation is in the field under those circumstances.

    But I haven’t gone through the video carefully. It’s possible all he was doing was restraining him and not putting much pressure on.
     
    I’d say that is the inference that accords best with the evidence we have seen thus far. It would explain the coroner’s findings of no asphyxiation or strangulation. It would also explain Chauvin’s apparent nonchalance. He didn’t behave as someone would who knew he was hurting someone.
  309. The real “Color Revolution” isn’t defeating Trump in November, which the Dems probably could have done anyway. It’s defeating Trump and also capturing the Senate.

  310. @Corvinus
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    "I think there is a heavily redacted truth about American blacks’ interaction with police alright."

    In that in there are number of cases where there is excessive use of force by the police, absolutely.

    Replies: @bomag

    So trite, as usual.

    You come around here shilling for the narrative in an autistic manner, which serves to reinforce the criticism. Carry on.

  311. @nebulafox
    Gotta wonder what Tom Wolfe would make of this.

    Replies: @David In TN, @Unladen Swallow, @sayless

    Reminds me of something Thomas Fleming wrote about thirty years ago. He was watching Blade Runner for the fourth time (“Why else did I buy a VCR?”) with his daughter.

    She said, “Do you think it’s going to be as bad as that?”
    He said, “I hope so.”

  312. @Spangel
    @Thomas

    That’s the beauty of this current virtue signaling bonanza. These people who are making black squares of their profile pics and reposting memes about white supremacy act exactly the same as someone like me, who would surely be considered a racist of the worst kind.

    I know these people posting siw junk all over social media. Some I’ve known since kindergarten. Some I’m related to. Some I’ve worked with for years. I know I’ve never seen a black person at their weddings or birthday parties. I know they’ve spent their whole life savings on avoiding black people by moving to towns with a 1.5 hour commute to the city or making great sacrifices to send their kid to private schools where their kids will scarcely meet a black person.

    I do the same things, but I am perfectly aware of why I do them. They are either in great denial about why they do these things or they are lying about their commitment to this BLM crap.

    Or maybe they just do it because it’s so easy. It’s easy to repost some idiotic meme about white privilege. Nearly all of them still live in their 2% black towns with their own all white police force per town of 7000. Are they aware that they are pretending to be activists so they can carry on with their exclusivity without any real change occurring?

    Replies: @sayless

    “Are they aware that they are pretending to be activists so they can carry on with their exclusivity without any real change occurring?”

    I don’t think they are aware, no. The liberals I know, friends-and-relations, who are interested in politics and try to keep abreast — “I have to go watch MSNBC” — do exactly what you are describing. But there’s no sign of conflict between the lives they’ve organized for themselves and their political and social opinions. It’s a state of mind that doesn’t even rise to the level of cognitive dissonance, like parallel tracks of opinion and thought that never impinge on one another. They are aware without being aware that they are aware. Strange.

    It makes meaningful conversation on these subjects difficult because you’re talking to two separate unintegrated set of perceptions. “Black people commit an inordinate amount of violent crime.” “That’s because white people have caused them to do so.”

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  313. @Jane Plain

    "White elites are currently fantasizing that they can use the People of Color mob of young looters to overthrow Trump, somewhat like in Georgia in 2003 and Ukraine in 2014. …"
     
    Very perceptive but I think some of them are just scared stiff of the mob. Are you aware of #blackouttuesday? Every major cultural institution in NYC participated. And every major cultural institution is being called out, rightly, by the woke brigade, for not having enough black artists/dancers/musicians, fill in the blank.

    In five years, I predict that all of these institutions and performance ensembles will be unrecognizable.

    I agree with the commenters who say that this particular instance was truly one of police brutality, but the situation has gone well beyond the guilt or innocence of four cops, and it's gone beyond replacing Trump. It's a full-scale intifada.

    As Ava DuVernay puts it:

    https://twitter.com/ava/status/1268259430237237248?s=20

    Ava DuVernay, who with the help of Netflix turned five thugs into five innocent teens out for a stroll in the park on a hot summer day.

    Be clear: I believe it's right that these cops be charged. I also think that this will, rightly, be perceived as having given in to the mob. And they will want more.

    They will keep it up until the neck of white America has cracked. Well, so I say. What do you think, Steve Sailer?

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    I think Minnesota is turning red.

  314. @Morris Applebaum IV
    It's interesting that all those seemingly crazy things the "gun nuts" said all these years turned out to be 100% accurate. It's only a matter of time before the thugs come to a suburb near you and you can not count on the government to protect you.

    "Why do you need semi automatic rifles?! "


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cDAqrywsHE

    Replies: @Prof. Woland, @Ganderson

    Great theme song.

  315. @Altai
    Really what it comes down to and what this most reminds me of is the Prague Spring. There is as little racism towards black people as there has ever been in America, maybe as there ever can or will be. And it's impossible to seriously ask for it to become any less acceptable.

    What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America. Under any other circumstances this would be a protest of national independence but because there is no black American homeland that can plausibly be recongnised it can never take shape.

    So we get this kind of vague protest that can't be appeased because there are no real demands. This vagueness also makes it perfect to make it into a anti-Trump movement (Which the media and establishment consider as anti-populism) with the added bonus of not being explicit about it and having the moral cover of the George Floyd killing to subdue criticism of it. At any time they can go back and say that's what it's really about and play the video.

    Replies: @IHTG, @Some Guy, @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Joseph Doaks

    “What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalized minority in America.”

    Yes, and it’s a problem without a solution.

  316. As always Liberals think they can solve all the worlds problems by getting the Governments of al Nations involved they ebd up making the problem worst

  317. Anonymous[868] • Disclaimer says:
    @hhsiii
    @Anonymous

    From charging complaint (the first one):

    “BWC video shows Mr. Floyd continue to move and breathe. At 8:24:24, Mr. Floyd stopped moving. At 8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said, "want to roll him on his side." Kueng checked Mr. Floyd's right wrist for a pulse and said, "I couldn't find one." None of the officers moved from their positions.

    At 8:27:24, the defendant removed his knee from Mr. Floyd's neck. An ambulance and emergency medical personnel arrived, the officers placed Mr. Floyd on a gurney, and the ambulance left the scene. Mr. Floyd was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/29/us/derek-chauvin-criminal-complaint-trnd/index.html

    Can’t tell exactly when the “I couldn’t find one [pulse]” takes place but appears to be after he stops moving and before knee comes off neck.

    But I haven’t gone through the video carefully. It’s possible all he was doing was restraining him and not putting much pressure on.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    At 8:25:31 the video appears to show Mr. Floyd ceasing to breathe or speak. Lane said, “want to roll him on his side.” Kueng checked Mr. Floyd’s right wrist for a pulse and said, “I couldn’t find one.” None of the officers moved from their positions.

    Thank you. Those facts are a little vague as to what time in the timeline the statements were made, and whether Chauvin heard them. Recall, he was keeping his eye in part on the rowdy and yelling bystanders. There is also the question of how reliable a “no pulse” observation is in the field under those circumstances.

    But I haven’t gone through the video carefully. It’s possible all he was doing was restraining him and not putting much pressure on.

    I’d say that is the inference that accords best with the evidence we have seen thus far. It would explain the coroner’s findings of no asphyxiation or strangulation. It would also explain Chauvin’s apparent nonchalance. He didn’t behave as someone would who knew he was hurting someone.

    • Agree: hhsiii
  318. @Whiskey
    @Single malt

    It's time to admit our White Women problem. They hate hate hate us, want us dead, and figure rightly they will do fine with their new Black baby daddy.

    We lost the thing we can do now is strategic acts of deterrence. Israel has nukes for a reason. We should have bio hackers.

    If White women want to team up and they do with The Black Conquering Nation ... let's have our own bat flu.

    If China can mess about with bat viruses why can't we have our own deterrent? No one is coming to save us. Trump is going to jail at best at worst dragged out and lynched.

    If we don't want to be Reginald Denny we better have an ace to play.

    Replies: @Ray P, @Ray P

    You could catch a few bats, keep them in cages at home, and see if you can cook up something.

  319. @theMann
    "What this is really an expression of is discontent of black America being a marginalised minority in America."

    The only thing Blacks are marginalized by are their average 70 IQ's and relentless unpredictable, impulsive violence. They can individually benefit from living in Civilization, but as group exist uncivilized. The simple fact is that in the entire history of the Black Race, they have never invented a written language, develop even the most rudimentary religious code, domesticated an animal, built a walled city with multi-story buildings, or smelted metal. They exist, as a Race, beneath the level of the earliest Bronze Age human civilizations and continue to do so despite the ability to learn from other human Societies.


    How catastrophic has the devolution of South Africa been in a single generation? How much active cannibalism been practiced in Liberia (Remember, set up a country for freed American Slaves)? What truly insane superstitions tear through African Countries on a regular basis, invariably involving the most vile forms of human violence? The Japanese went from Feudal to Modern Industrial in a single generation, in 4000 years no Negro Society has managed a credible Iron Age Society.


    And here we are in the USA, 70 years down the road from an attempt to Integrate Negroids into civilization. Our laws distorted and perverted, our schools destroyed, our popular Entertainments reduced to vileness, oh, and our Cities on fire. My entire childhood was punctuated by Negros burning down American cities while sniveling about "Racism" - what a great way to avoid individual responsibility - and here we are, fifty years later, with Negros......burning down American cities while sniveling about "Racism".

    You want insanity? In the entire history of the World, no group of the Negro Race has ever been integrated into a Civilized society. And yet here we are, relentlessly wasting our nation's resources trying to integrate the Negro Race into our Civilization, doing the same thing, over and over and over again, expecting different results.


    One way or another, this insanity is going to end. Will it end with Race Realism, or will it end with every Urban Center in America resembling Haiti?

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @ben tillman, @Ganderson

    Agree with your gist, but were there not Iron age civilizations in southern Africa? Or did they get 5heir spearheads from the Boers, Portuguese, and English?

  320. @Anonymous
    There are two kinds of Supremacy Complex, and US exhibits both.

    Whites exhibit one kind. They have supremacy but guilt. Traditionally(and normally even), supremacy had led to pride. It means you're the winner. Winning side in war feels pride of victory. Winning side in sports grabs the trophy. Winning product leads to the most profits and prestige, like Apple Iphones.

    At some point in history, whites shot past all other races and created the modern world. They built the biggest ships, factories, buildings, guns, and cities. They made the best medicine, created the greatest arts, and made the most progress in so many areas. Such supremacy should lead to pride, and it did in the past... but at some point, whites grew more guilty than proud of their supremacy. The achievements that led to white domination of the world became associated with dark 'sins' and 'crimes'. Sure, whites did their share of horrible things, but human history has always been pretty dark and violent among all races. Also, even though whites practiced violence on an unprecedented scale due to their technology and reach, they also built more and improved things than other peoples. And yet, white supremacy is now burdened with the cult of guilt. Supremacy minus pride but plus guilt has led to one kind of Supremacy Complex among whites, or Supremacy Complex A, one where a people find it sickening to feel pride for their supreme achievements.

    Then, there is Supremacy Complex B, what blacks have. Body-and-Soul-centric blacks feel they are the supreme race. They got the toughest bodies that dominate sports, the biggest pagan cult in the West. They have loudest voices and dominate the music charts. Bigger voices created the impression that blacks got deeper souls.
    As blacks care most about sports and music, that is enough for them to feel they are the greatest people on Earth. Also, the Slavery-Jim-Crow-Civil-Rights Narrative and MLK-Mandela Cults have led blacks to feel they are most magical and spiritual. Unlike whites, black supremacy is filled with pride of power and prestige.
    And yet, blacks suck at too many things. Apart from sports and pop music, they lag other races, even Mexicans. Even though collective sense of black supremacy derives from sports domination and pop music, those are idolatrous in nature, i.e. they're rigged to produce just a handful of winners. New York has many blacks, but how many blacks get to play in the Knicks? Chicago has lots of blacks, but how many players in the Bulls? Also, entertainment industry is about domination by a handful of stars. Indeed, they are stars precisely because MOST people can't attain similar levels of success. Fields that focus on champions and stars have few winners, and that means everyone else is a nobody.

    This is bound to create Supremacy Complex B among many blacks. An entitled sense of supremacy but a life without much of anything. They watch TV and stare at their iphones and see that black stars are the demigods of America... but they themselves are nothing and got nothing. Even among black college athletes, they become NOTHING if they aren't picked by professional teams.
    So, black idolatry is shared psychologically by all blacks but the rewards go to just a handful of blacks, the champs and stars. But because every black is so enamored of images of black athletes and black rappers with all the bling, they believe they deserve the same and that their lives are not only meaningless but UNJUST and 'systemically racist' because such has been denied them. All blacks share in the mentality of black idolatry but only a few reap the material benefits of such idolatry. It hasn't occurred to blacks that idolatry is, by nature, about the elevation of just a few over all others.

    Then, it is not surprising to see so many blacks loot for expensive shoes and the like. Like African hunter-warriors wore lion claws and the like to FEEL and SHARE the power of the great predators, mobs of blacks want to wear totemic shoes to feel and share some of the sensations of celebrity. Because sports and rapping are about thuggery, domination, and war-mentality and because blacks dominate them, blacks see themselves as the rightful predators, the lion kings, above the other races who should accept their inferior status as prey. But in reality, only a relatively handful of lions reap all the prizes whereas most lions get scraps; they are just stray cats.

    Whites used to be lion-tamers but are now ashamed that they ever whipped a lion, and so the predators have been set loose, and we have the world of Lion Bling.

    Replies: @Joseph Doaks

    “Because sports and rapping are about thuggery, domination, and war-mentality and because blacks dominate them, blacks see themselves as the rightful predators, the lion kings, above the other races who should accept their inferior status as prey.”

    Interesting analysis!

  321. @Jonathan Mason
    @Anonymous

    Floyd's hands were cuffed behind his back. Even a big, strong guy is very limited in what he can do with cuffs on behind, other than kicking and biting!

    Many years ago in Bermuda a man whom I slightly knew was in the magistrate's court charged with biting a policeman's ankle and damaging government property (a blue shirt). "What are you, a dog?" asked the perplexed magistrate. "No sir," replied the defendant, "but he was standing on my head"

    They could also have shackled his ankles if they needed to.

    Restraining disturbed people in the prone position ( face down) is inherently dangerous, which is well-known to people who work in hospitals and prisons.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positional_asphyxia

    Perhaps the cops in Minneapolis are not well-trained, or their training manuals are not state-of-the-art, but if their management encourages the use of unsafe techniques, then that is part of the issue at hand.

    Replies: @Coemgen

    Restraining disturbed people in the prone position ( face down) is inherently dangerous, which is well-known to people who work in hospitals and prisons.

    Yes, that is why the officer was holding the suspect in a non-prone / non-face-down position.

    You really should read your sources before you use them as references in an attempt to support your disinformation.

  322. @Whiskey
    @Single malt

    It's time to admit our White Women problem. They hate hate hate us, want us dead, and figure rightly they will do fine with their new Black baby daddy.

    We lost the thing we can do now is strategic acts of deterrence. Israel has nukes for a reason. We should have bio hackers.

    If White women want to team up and they do with The Black Conquering Nation ... let's have our own bat flu.

    If China can mess about with bat viruses why can't we have our own deterrent? No one is coming to save us. Trump is going to jail at best at worst dragged out and lynched.

    If we don't want to be Reginald Denny we better have an ace to play.

    Replies: @Ray P, @Ray P

    “Gee, I wish we had one of them doomsday machines.”

    Strangelove proposes that only the most beautiful women can go into the underground shelters with selected men. Whiskey glows with envy.

    “… with the proper breeding techniques, and a ratio of ten females to each male …”
    “… wouldn’t that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?
    “… since each man will be required to do prodigious service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics, which will have to be of a highly … stimulating nature.”

  323. Anonymous[868] • Disclaimer says:
    @TomSchmidt
    @Rob (LM)

    The cop was using a tactic from the MPLS police manual. He did this by the book. He was following orders.

    I think that that is a bad book. I think the political power responsible for permitting that book needs to be held accountable. Someone needs to go back at Mayor Frey and hold him responsible for the death.

    The policeman should be dismissed for callous disregard to human life for ignoring a fentanyl breathing death.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The policeman should be dismissed for callous disregard to human life for ignoring a fentanyl breathing death.

    The officer didn’t know. There was a lot going on. The officers expressed concern for Floyd while they were trying to restrain him.

    They behaved reasonably. Hindsight is 20/20.

  324. Isn’t that the mechanism of anarco-tyranny? Our Elites stack crisis after crisis on our heads until Popeye’s fried chicken is kicking in our doors. Then they hit us with the hard as nails approach, to save us, of course.

    And we’re stuck with the whole package. Gulags. Secret police. Neighbors informing on neighbors to get better ration tickets. All the bullshit attending the last abrahamic religion, Marxism. Like most, this will be a top-down Revolution.

    • Replies: @anon
    @San Fernando Curt

    Isn’t that the mechanism of anarco-tyranny? Our Elites stack crisis after crisis on our heads until Popeye’s fried chicken is kicking in our doors. Then they hit us with the hard as nails approach, to save us, of course.

    Yes.

    And we’re stuck with the whole package. Gulags. Secret police. Neighbors informing on neighbors to get better ration tickets.

    No, no, you're living in the past. Look, we don't need any of that stuff. Just put this Social Credit app on your phone, Citizen, and don't worry. Oh, and we'll be loading a modified OS that makes it impossible to turn Location Services off, ever, and you'll be leaving WiFi and BlueTooth on all the time also. For your own good, of course. Plus don't unplug your big screen. Or your Nest thermostat. Or Alexa. Not that we're listening, it's for your protection.

  325. anon[467] • Disclaimer says:
    @San Fernando Curt
    Isn't that the mechanism of anarco-tyranny? Our Elites stack crisis after crisis on our heads until Popeye's fried chicken is kicking in our doors. Then they hit us with the hard as nails approach, to save us, of course.

    And we're stuck with the whole package. Gulags. Secret police. Neighbors informing on neighbors to get better ration tickets. All the bullshit attending the last abrahamic religion, Marxism. Like most, this will be a top-down Revolution.

    Replies: @anon

    Isn’t that the mechanism of anarco-tyranny? Our Elites stack crisis after crisis on our heads until Popeye’s fried chicken is kicking in our doors. Then they hit us with the hard as nails approach, to save us, of course.

    Yes.

    And we’re stuck with the whole package. Gulags. Secret police. Neighbors informing on neighbors to get better ration tickets.

    No, no, you’re living in the past. Look, we don’t need any of that stuff. Just put this Social Credit app on your phone, Citizen, and don’t worry. Oh, and we’ll be loading a modified OS that makes it impossible to turn Location Services off, ever, and you’ll be leaving WiFi and BlueTooth on all the time also. For your own good, of course. Plus don’t unplug your big screen. Or your Nest thermostat. Or Alexa. Not that we’re listening, it’s for your protection.

  326. @Pericles
    @Pericles

    My favorite tweet and photo of the day. Iconic.


    “We can’t look at a white supremacist by looking at them. With a thousand people attending this event it’s hard to know who is in that crowd,” Raleigh police chief says.

     

    https://twitter.com/LeighTauss/status/1267113609760583683

    Note: Raleigh's chief of police is a woman.

    Replies: @anon, @Prof. Woland, @PiltdownMan

    Just for the record.

  327. @Inselaffen
    What bothers me most is the media, corporations, celebrities going all out with an 'end racism' message over this event (which doesn't even seem to have been caused by racism at all), across all spectrums, in a way I've not really seen before (society wasn't as saturated in the panopticon that is social media before I suppose).

    You have every 2 bit celeb posting impassioned pleas to end racism, talk about their 'white privilege', and how they will 'educate' their kids to end this as if reading from the same script.
    Every corporation making some token tweet about standing in solidarity with black people. They all have to do it because silence is compliance with the 'racist system' or something and then they might be cancelled (indeed some minor US celeb seems to have lost some sponsors just yesterday because a colleague accused her of bullying in the past and just like that - poof, sponsors gone, 'we stand with black people' even though racism wasn't even mentioned).

    Something different about the riots this time being a good portion of the rioters taking a leading role in targeting police stations etc being 'educated' white youths (antifa). White academics tweeting about the best way to topple 'racist' memorials.

    We even have protesters in western european capitals (even Copenhagen managed over 1,000 apparently) and in the UK roughly 15,000 (according to the daily mail, though that seems high from the photos) here in the UK today with white teens waving signs around like 'we will remember the silence of our friends' (the formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton also said he was 'watching and knew who you are' about other drivers that didn't tweet support for BLM). European football teams are 'taking a knee', the UK police chiefs made an 'anti-racism' statement about the case, the pope did to, yadda yadda.

    All this hot on the heels of national and international headlines such as 'Black Deliveryman Says He Was Blocked and Interrogated by White Driver', 'White woman called police on black man in dog row' just in the week preceding alone.

    Meanwhile not a single protest about, say, the child grooming gangs in this country that targeted whites. And when a white guy was 'knelt to death' for over 13 mins (after calling the police himself because he was off his meds) in the US, not a squeak about it from any of the above. You kinda have to wonder what hope there is at this point. Western man is a thoroughly whipped down and beaten animal with seemingly no way out.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @ben tillman

    Meanwhile not a single protest about, say, the child grooming gangs in this country that targeted whites. And when a white guy was ‘knelt to death’ for over 13 mins (after calling the police himself because he was off his meds) in the US, not a squeak about it from any of the above.

    You;’re referring to the Tony Timba case in Dallas. I live in Dallas, and I never heard about the case until this week.

  328. @Jack D
    @Mr McKenna


    That by itself doesn’t mean that Officer Chauvin didn’t use excessive force,
     
    What if he did? Good riddance to bad trash.

    America's decline is unmistakable. As the champion of the right we have a blow hard reality TV star and he is the best that we could hope for - everyone else is even worse. The Democrats put forth a senile old man whose main qualification is that he once licked the boots of Big Man Obama.

    As the champion of the blacks, instead of Dr. Martin Luther King (OK, he plagiarized his dissertation - so Sleepy Joe plagiarized his Congressional speeches too) we have a drug addicted felon who was "just starting to get his life together" at age 46. What the hell kind of hero is this?

    And the Dem mayors keep talking about the "right of peaceful protest" as the looting and the fires burn behind them. What the hell kind of peaceful protest is that? Are they in denial or are they so beholden to the Left that they have to twist reality into a pretzel like some Soviet apparatchik spouting shameless lies in order to maintain the Party Line?

    Meanwhile you have a generation of young people (whites AND blacks) that feel like they have no stake in the current system so smashing it to bits is fine with them. They think that things could not possibly get worse, but they are wrong my friends - things could get a LOT worse and for them especially.

    Replies: @Spangel, @Buzz Mohawk, @bomag, @Forbes, @Escher, @ben tillman, @Joseph Doaks

    “a drug addicted felon who was “just starting to get his life together”

    Is it true that George Floyd was running a personal pornography channel? That would be mentioned in every headline if he was either white or Republican.

  329. @SimplePseudonymicHandle
    Read article, surveyed comments.

    Feedback: it's worryingly close to narrative-wrestling, I won't call it narrative-control, because it's obviously pretty far from that.

    Distinguishing legitimate dispute from narrative-wrestling is when we concede when the other side has a point - that's legitimate dispute.

    Narrative control is when we opt to ignore the other sides' legitimate points and fight instead for where to hold the frame around the issue. Sailer's articles usually stand out for talking about the topics that the other sides studiously opt to frame out of the discussion.

    Reasonable people, and law enforcement professionals, in abundance - see that there were alternatives Chauvin had at his disposal when the man was down on the pavement, on his face. We should acknowledge that. The same structure of laws whose purpose may be to allow latitude for law enforcement in difficult circumstances, can be used by law enforcement and courts - for abusive self-protection, and will be tried by police unions, for the same. In the latter case - that's literally their job - use every card available to protect their members.

    The side-on effect is: bad things happen - officers feel latitude when not many people will agree latitude really existed - and when it's inevitably an incendiary configuration like this - cities burn. Chauvin may be a psychopath, he may be a racist, he may be neither - but he is definitely a police officer who felt damn sure he had latitude when you will be hard up to find people who agree.

    You don't have to agree with much BLM agenda, or much Democrat agenda, or establishment agenda, and you could still look at this and say something was wrong with the latitude.

    I'd go so far as to say: BLM and the Democrats and the establishment don't want you to see the latitude problem, because then there might be something relatively banal in the legal structure you could fix - and that's not really what they want, is it?

    It's probably no accident the mainstream right is posting the majority of pieces naming the point of latitude that made Chauvin's error so much more likely than it needed to be.

    Replies: @Sam Malone

    Reasonable people, and law enforcement professionals, in abundance – see that there were alternatives Chauvin had at his disposal when the man was down on the pavement, on his face. We should acknowledge that.

    Chauvin may be a psychopath, he may be a racist, he may be neither – but he is definitely a police officer who felt damn sure he had latitude when you will be hard up to find people who agree.

    Good points and good post.

  330. https://cbs12.com/news/local/ucf-professor-under-fire-for-black-privilege-comment

    UCF professor under fire for ‘black privilege’ comment

    by Gary Detman | Friday, June 5th 2020

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire for citing ‘black privilege’ in tweets about the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    According to NBC News, there is an online petition calling for the firing of associate professor of psychology Charles Negy.

    Negy, according to the report, wrote on Twitter, “Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.” Negy apparently replied to an article shared by Steve Sailer on Twitter called “The Bonfire of the Insanities” in Taki’s Magazine, calling it “spot on,” and that it would infuriate folks.

    ******
    https://twitter.com/CharlesNegy/status/1268301374363746306

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1268850071287758851


    In another tweet on Wednesday, he wrote, “Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”
     
    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/university-professor-central-florida-black-privilege


    Negy’s tweet linked to a story by an American commentator Steve Sailer. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech, describes Sailer as an “extremist” who promotes crude racial stereotypes and is the founder of a “neo-eugenic online discussion forum”.
     
  331. @MEH 0910
    https://cbs12.com/news/local/ucf-professor-under-fire-for-black-privilege-comment

    UCF professor under fire for 'black privilege' comment

    by Gary Detman | Friday, June 5th 2020

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire for citing 'black privilege' in tweets about the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    According to NBC News, there is an online petition calling for the firing of associate professor of psychology Charles Negy.

    Negy, according to the report, wrote on Twitter, "Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they're missing out on much needed feedback." Negy apparently replied to an article shared by Steve Sailer on Twitter called "The Bonfire of the Insanities" in Taki's Magazine, calling it "spot on," and that it would infuriate folks.
     
    ******
    https://twitter.com/CharlesNegy/status/1268301374363746306

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910

    In another tweet on Wednesday, he wrote, “Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they’re missing out on much needed feedback.”

  332. @MEH 0910
    https://cbs12.com/news/local/ucf-professor-under-fire-for-black-privilege-comment

    UCF professor under fire for 'black privilege' comment

    by Gary Detman | Friday, June 5th 2020

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A professor at the University of Central Florida is under fire for citing 'black privilege' in tweets about the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    According to NBC News, there is an online petition calling for the firing of associate professor of psychology Charles Negy.

    Negy, according to the report, wrote on Twitter, "Black privilege is real: Besides affirm. action, special scholarships and other set asides, being shielded from legitimate criticism is a privilege. But as a group, they're missing out on much needed feedback." Negy apparently replied to an article shared by Steve Sailer on Twitter called "The Bonfire of the Insanities" in Taki's Magazine, calling it "spot on," and that it would infuriate folks.
     
    ******
    https://twitter.com/CharlesNegy/status/1268301374363746306

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @MEH 0910

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/05/university-professor-central-florida-black-privilege

    Negy’s tweet linked to a story by an American commentator Steve Sailer. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate speech, describes Sailer as an “extremist” who promotes crude racial stereotypes and is the founder of a “neo-eugenic online discussion forum”.

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