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Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on

Marc Thiessen had a recent op-ed column poking fun at all the stern pronouncements we’ve had from senior Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren that “no-one is above the law.” [Democrats say no one is above the law — except on immigration, Washington Post, July 16, 2019] They are, of course, speaking in reference to supposed misdeeds by President Trump. Meanwhile, from the other side of their mouths, they are hyperventilating about how cruelly barbaric it is—”a crime against humanity” according to Kamala Harris, to enforce the people’s laws on immigration. [Kamala Harris: Immigration Raids Are ‘A Crime Against Humanity’, by Susan Jones, CNSNews, July 12, 2019].

The notion of fair laws impartially administered is one of the great glories of Anglo-Saxon civilization. As a reminder of how things go elsewhere, I refer you to an article written by President Xi Jinping of communist China, published over there February 19th:

We must never follow the path of Western “constitutionalism,” “separation of powers,” or “judicial independence.”

Xi: China Must Never Adopt Constitutionalism, Separation of Powers, or Judicial Independence, by Charlotte Gao,, February 19, 2019

Mockery quotes there around those three terms

That’s what he said: I checked the original Chinese: 决不能走西方 “宪政”、 “三权鼎立”、 “司法独立” 的路子.

But now our own Ruling Class seems to agree with President Xi. Those lofty ideals of judicial independence and equality under the law are looking pretty ragged in the U.S.A. right now.

Equal justice under law? Illegal alien scofflaws enjoy the favor and protection of the most powerful people in the land. Violent anarchist gangs own the streets of Portland, Oregon, and no-one in authority wants to prosecute them.

Or consider the case of James Fields, the young man charged with driving into a crowd of Leftist protestors in Charlottesville two years ago. One person died and several were injured. Recently Fields was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges. [Man Sentenced to 2nd Life Term in Charlottesville Car Attack, AP, July 15, 2019] That comes on top of last month’s sentence of life imprisonment on federal “hate crime” charges.

To grasp the state of affairs in early 21st-century America, compare the case of John Harris White, which happened just down the road from me in Long Island, the only reason I remember it. Probably there are scores of similar cases nationwide.

John Harris White is black. So is his son Aaron. Back in August 2006, Aaron, then 19 years old, was thrown out of a party by other teens who thought, mistakenly he said, that he had threatened a girl.

Aaron went home, but some partygoers followed him in two cars. They made a scene in the street outside White’s house, and allegedly trespassed into his driveway. White came out with a handgun (unlicensed) and confronted the teens. Daniel Cicciaro, 17 years old at the time, and white, was being particularly obnoxious, so John Harris White—who, remember, is black—shot him in the face, killing him. [Cicciaro’s father breaks his silence, Newsday, December 25, 2010

White said the gun had gone off by accident. He was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon. In March 2008 he was sentenced to two to four years imprisonment—which is way less than the 15 years maximum for second-degree manslaughter. He was then freed on bail pending an appeal.

The appeal dragged on for over a year, but in July 2010 White was finally locked up. He served just five months, then outgoing Governor David Paterson commuted his sentence, leaving him a free man. [John White, convicted of killing Daniel Cicciaro, pardoned by Gov. David Paterson, by Corky Siemaszko NY Daily News, December 23, 2010]

Did I mention that Governor Paterson is black?

Quote from CBS News at the time of the governor’s commutation:

Paterson said the five months John Harris White has served was enough time for the emotion-fueled 2006 shooting death of Daniel Cicciaro, 17. Paterson said everybody connected with the case had suffered enough, and White was released Thursday.

Man Set Free in Teen’s Racially Charged Death, AP (CBS) December 23, 2010

Isn’t that touching? Five months enough jail time for shooting a disorderly white teenager in the face. Everybody has suffered enough! It was emotion-fueled!

But if, at least arguably panicked by a screaming mob, you drive into the mob and cause one to die, you get two life sentences plus 419 years.

Nothing emotion-fueled about that situation! No governor is going to commute your sentence, certainly not the current Governor-weasel of Virginia.

Plus, the feds will hit you with a shelf-full of “hate crimes” charges—a thing that for some reason John Harris White didn’t have to worry about.

The whole concept of “hate crime” is pretty clearly unconstitutional but, like President Xi Jinping, we no longer “follow the path of Western ‘constitutionalism.'”

Comparing the two cases, James Fields and John Harris White, it’s hard to say the phrase “equal justice under law” without vomiting.

To be sure, there are plenty of ambiguities in both cases.

The ambiguities in the James Fields case have been spelled out by Nicholas Stix here at in Neither Justice Nor Mercy For James Fields—And It’s His Lawyers’ Fault.

In the matter of John Harris White shooting Daniel Cicciaro: the business of the gun going off by accident is fishy, and I don’t think it was ever proved that Cicciaro was actually on White’s property when killed.

So, ambiguities all over.

But none of that matters in the Who-Whom? world of current jurisprudence.

John Harris White is black; the boy he killed is white; the governor was black. Five months!

James Fields is a neo-Nazi—he arguably is, although it’s not illegal—while Heather Heyer was a “progressive,” like Virginia’s governor. Two life sentences plus 419 years!

Equal justice under law? [Laughter.]

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT(also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

For years he’s been podcasting at Radio Derb, now available at for no charge. His writings are archived at

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  1. Hail says: • Website

    Heather Heyer was a “progressive,” like Virginia’s governor

    The more important figure in the Charlottesville fiasco was Mayor Mike Signer.

    Signer is a member of a certain ethnoreligion whose ‘political’ wing is often accused of being above the law (and/or that characteristically operates outside the law) by its host populations for many centuries. Mayor Signer was the weaselly, cowardly figure who gave the illegal order for the police to stand down.

    See biographical material on Mayor Michael Signer in comments to a Dec. 2018 article: comments 282 and 232. A case study on who rules us: He sits at the axis of one of the outer rings of the Deep State and left-wing of the Democratic party.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  2. anonymous1963 [AKA "anon19"] says:

    Its open season on whites.

    • Agree: bruce county
  3. JET says:

    We must conclude, as usual, that the law is not impartial. Justice is a matter of politics – particularly identity politics. This will not change anytime soon.

  4. The whole concept of “hate crime” is pretty clearly unconstitutional …

    AGREED! I wish you could get Steve Sailer to understand this. He’s pretty much my favorite pundit, but this is one blind spot, IMO, along with this (albeit, grudging) support for Affirmative Action for American blacks. Even Ann Coulter only bats about .990.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  5. Western constitutionalism, separation of powers, and judicial independence–to the degree they have ever existed–are protections against tyrannical Western (Roman) government.

    They serve no purpose in a Confucian polity, which Xi, correctly, pointed out. This snapshot shows why:

  6. I’ve been following the James Fields case since the one-sided Charlottesville battle two summers ago and the anarcho-tyrannical legal business in the aftermath, from Nick Styx and others who are being wise to remain as anonymous as they can, for now. Indeed, James Fields has been railroaded, just as much as any black man back ever was in the bad old Jim Crow days.

    I realize you are just comparing the Fields case to that local Long Island case and you do see that this 20/20 justice (as opposed to blind justice) is everywhere in America. There are probably many who don’t yet, though. One must just be the type to apply the golden rule and notice unfairness around him before one gets that bad taste in one’s mouth of the anarcho-tyranny and 3rd-worldliness of current-era America.

    But, hey, for many on the alt-right/dissident right, all this talk is just “muh Libertarianism” and “muh Constitutionalism”. It won’t hit home for any of them until he gets knocked on the back of the head with a 2 x 4 and subsequently arrested for impeding the freedom of movement of a peaceful piece of lumber.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  7. anon[137] • Disclaimer says:

    Whites can do no right, niggers can do no wrong.

  8. Realist says:

    Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…NOT Equal Justice Under Law

    But most importantly it’s not strength.

  9. @Godfree Roberts

    This is why we have plenty enough Chinese people in America right now, Godfree. In fact, the grad students, the H-1B visa workers doing jobs “Americans just won’t do”, and anyone without a long-term green card should be sent home. I respect the Chinese people, but they are not the type to get those Citizenship in the Nation merit badges.

    And, kudos to the South Koreans!

    How about another bar graph, Mr. Roberts, with percentages saying “yes” or “no” to the question – “Does government work for ANYONE’S benefit, other than the people in the government?”

    Peak Stupidity on the truth about Confucius.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  10. Jon Jones says:

    A gun going off “by accident” is nonsense. One of the cardinal rules of firearms handling is “don’t point a firearm at anything you don’t intend to destroy.” Another is “keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to shoot.”

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  11. Whoa Nelly!

    There’s no comparison here. And I a going to make this leap. Had the color game been the other way ’round. We’d be here wondering why Mr. White was on trial for protecting his property and his son for anything other than the illegal or unlicensed possession of a handgun.

    Let’s at least get the circumstance comparisons correct, at least similar.

  12. @Achmed E. Newman

    Is “hate crime” (in other words, crimethink) the polar opposite of a “crime of passion” (mindless violence)?
    So utterly premeditated that it is more or less the default setting of Evil Whitey’s brain, in the opinion of our juridical overseers? Anything a white man says or does is a coldly calculated offence just dripping with mens rea, probably since birth.
    But as far as they’re concerned, blacks, being incapable of foresight in their view, invariably commit crimes of passion and are quite unable to conceive of something as complex as hate crime, and may be judged accordingly.
    B-but that’s rayciss

    Either there is a crime, or there is not. These crimes have sentences, and should not be “adjustable” depending on how emotionally invested the judge is in the identity of the defendant. Otherwise we’re on our way back to trial-by-ordeal and bloodfeud.
    Are the judiciary mind-readers?

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  13. @Godfree Roberts

    Within living memory, it was very bad for one’s health to be identified as an opponent of the Chinese Communist Government. It would not be surprising if this fact influences the answers that Chinese people give in surveys.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  14. So Derb, this article just shows how much of not an American you are. You are talking about two different states and the Federal government. Nothing requires the sovereign states to have the same penalties for similar crimes. We have a Federal system, something an American would have learned about in 8th grade. You clearly do not understand it. This is why you have to go back. You can pick, the land of your birth or the Asian hellhole you found your wife in.

  15. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    The boy who was killed had attended Newfield high school with my son & daughter; they described him as a nice kid. Like a lot of teenage boys, he also seems to have been impulsive…his trip to White’s house was apparently a response to some girl telling him that White’s son had threatened her. Big mistake.

    One of our neighbor’s boys accompanied Cicciaro to White’s house. Another big mistake. White, seeing a number of white teenagers at the end of his driveway, armed himself and his teenage son, and went to the foot of the driveway to confront them. He claimed that the gun went off and killed the kid when the kid tried to grab the muzzle, according to the local birdcage liner, Newsday.
    The question this raises, of course, is why a mature man would point a gun at someone who did not display a weapon, and who was not attempting to enter the house? Why approach the boy so closely that the muzzle (assuming White’s version of the story was correct) was within his reach? Why not stay in the house and call the cops instead?

    White was defended by a very good local black attorney (forgive me, his name escapes me, but he was a buddy of characters like C. Vernon Mason) who presented White as having been terrorized by (lower case) whites in the South. Probably complete B.S., but it worked.
    A horrible injustice, from beginning to end.

  16. @Achmed E. Newman

    You’ll be pleased to hear that last week Congress, anticipating the sending home of Chinese researchers, opened the H1-B floodgates to Indian researchers. This ensures that graduates’ wages in STEM industries will remain depressed for another generation.

    The sending-home comes at a most fortuitous time for both the sendees and Mother China: every province and city is competing for STEM graduates right now, offering free (to keep) homes and perks of all kinds. Hainan alone will take every medical researcher we throw out, and give them their own labs and post-docs.


    Clearly, our Roman government was never designed to benefit the masses and has only done so for brief periods (usually for a few decades after an imperial war in which millions of the masses died and created job vacancies).

    The Confucian design was always intended to benefit the masses and generally did so to a greater extent than the Roman. With the tweaks Mao added (individualism, and democratic control over outcomes) it will make the Roman system obsolete by the end of this century.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  17. @James N. Kennett

    Can you provide us with a verifiable example of a (non-violent) opponent of the Chinese Communist Government suffering a worse fate than a (non-violent) opponent of the US Government?

  18. anon[211] • Disclaimer says:

    “You’ll be pleased to hear that last week Congress, anticipating the sending home of Chinese researchers, opened the H1-B floodgates to Indian researchers. This ensures that graduates’ wages in STEM industries will remain depressed for another generation”

    See what you’re missing China? That’s constitutionalism for you. Isn’t it great? You don’t know what you’re missing.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  19. MBlanc46 says:
    @Jon Jones

    Well, we are talking about a guy from the average-85 IQ population here. It’s unlikely that he ever was acquainted with the rules of firearms safety, or could enumerate them had he ever heard of them.

  20. @Achmed E. Newman

    I recall reading Stix’s column two years ago. The problem I had with the defense was that they didn’t attack the prosecution’s argument of pre-meditated murder. The video is clear. It wasn’t Field’s car that hit Heyer. Field’s hit a vehicle that hit the vehicle in front of it, which in turn hit Heyer. How could Fields possibly have known that anyone would be hit and killed, even if he rammed the car intentionally? It’s absurd to suggest that his plan was to hit the vehicle in front of him so hard that it would cause the vehicle in front of the vehicle he hit, to be hit so hard it would kill someone, who may or may not be in front of that vehicle. Given the vehicle that hit Heyer was a van or SUV, how could Fields have known there was anyone in front of it?
    But even before that, there ought to have been a motion to move the trial, as there could be no reasonable expectation that potential jurors had not been affected by the media circus surrounding the case.
    His “defense” lawyers should have been disbarred.

  21. @Expletive Deleted

    Trial-by-ordeal might not be such a bad idea. I personally favor bringing back public hanging as a fitting punishment for those convicted of sex trafficking of minors.

  22. @Godfree Roberts

    It’s even more important for the Indians to go home. It’s not like the American people want either set of people too badly, but, you know, when your government gets too big, they just don’t seem to give a rat’s ass what you all think, do they?

    Now, I’m glad the Chinese engineers and computer folks are doing so well (I’d have to agree on civil engineers – it’s gotta be a golden time for them based on all the impressive infrastructure I’ve seen.) Forgive me if I don’t take your word on all of it, Mr. Roberts, as your writing of Chairman Mao’s individual does not give me confidence in your abilities as a historian.

    Individualism? Democratic control? Really? I guess those 30-40 million who starved during the mow-down-those-flowers campaign voted for it. Hey, majority rules, right?

    Clearly, our Roman government …

    What do you mean, “our”, Kemosabe? You are a card-carrying Chinaman, so I wouldn’t expect you to expound on the US Constitution.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  23. @anon

    Yeah, #211, like the US Constitution has been followed to the letter over the last 50 years! Haha. When we had a Constitutional government here, defending the country’s borders were about the main thing that the Federal Gov’t existed for. There’re books on this stuff, man.

  24. @Achmed E. Newman

    If you’re relying upon our media for information about Mao or China–or anything at all for that matter–then you, like 99% of us in the West, will be unable to understand what’s going on, let alone predict it. Look at the trade pickle President Trump is in because he relied on it.

    I’ve been trying to warn of this transition for twenty years and been ignored, so I at least gain an ‘I told you so’ satisfaction from it. Today, for example, Fortune announced that China owns 129 of the world’s top 500 companies to America’s 121.

    Mao refreshed Confucian thought (of which he was a keen, insightful student) in papers like this: “I do not agree with the idea that the life of the individual derives from the life of the nation in the same way that the four limbs derive from the body. The life of a nation, including its politics and language, all began well after the human race had evolved..The individual came before the nation; the individual did not come from the nation. There is no higher value than that of individual. There is no greater crime than to suppress the individual.”

    He made China into the most democratic nation on earth, as you can see here:

    And nobody starved to death on Mao’s 25-year watch:

    Nor were any flowers cut down. A few floral egos were bruised and took themselves off to Western countries where they did what all emigre elites do: write nasty books about him.

    I’m of 100% Irish extraction, born in Australia and educated in Massachusetts. I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor can I hope to be Chinese. Maybe next lifetime.

  25. @Godfree Roberts

    Mr. Roberts, believe you me, I have no respect for American Lyin’ Press and was lucky to have learned this at an early age. However, the history of 20th century China is well known, except possibly to a lot of the Chinese (hard to learn the truth under Communism). It’s very difficult for a man like you to revise the whole thing singlehandedly.

    Someone I know very well had a grandfather who starved during those times in the early 1960’s. The people were eating the bark off of trees near the end. (Apparently it’s not the wondrous nutritive stuff some of the health gurus advertise it as.) IMO, the Thousand Flowers campaign of the mid/late 1950’s was done to find out who potential smart rivals to the big cheeses in Peking were, to hammered down like nails that stick out, a couple of years later. Face it, from 1947 through 1976, the Chinese people faced one misery after another.

    The great potential of the hardworking Chinese people was only realized because of the acts of Chairman Deng, who, after taking over after the Butcher* Mao, and after some Gang of 4 power struggle, released the economic chains of Communism, at first in the southeast of China. It is the curtailment of at least the economic aspects of Communism that allowed China to become what it is today, along with a great boost from traitorous Americans (Clinton/Bush, Congress, etc) giving away entire manufacturing sectors to them. On the latter point, it was the late ’80’s through present allowance of 100’s of thousands of grad students and green-card holders to obtain much technical intellectual property that was just as traitorous. Industrial spying is a big thing, and we only hear of the L.A. Woman and the UCLA Professor, not the many others who steal what’s left of American know-how.


    * I’m not saying that he personally butchered people, BTW. I imagine he did love his countrymen. However, Mao enacted policies with absolute power, many of which were plain stupid, such as what caused the massive famine. Stupidity + Power = Evil – a Peak Stupidity derived formula, thank you very much.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  26. @Godfree Roberts

    BTW, I’m no China detractor, Mr. Roberts, having been there over 10 times, once for a month and a half. I’m just a Communism detractor. I’ve read in some of the comment threads here on unz things that were just plain LOL-laughable, involving arguments over whether the Soviet Russians had better 5-year plans than the Red Chinese and how they all beat the hell of of half-assed Commie Roosevelt’s New Deal*.

    Read Peak Stupidity’s series called “Russians and Chinese and Bears, oh my! (and Pandas)”Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 for discussion on the long-term effects of the evils of Communism on those 2 major nations of the world. My take is that it’s both the duration (only 4 decades for the Chinese, but 7 for the Russians) and the character of the people that has led the Chinese to have come out of Communism less scathed. For China, religion and morals has been the worst of the long-term effects.

    Your defense of this odious system with ludicrous revisionism is especially rude being right here under Mr. Derbyshire’s post. He has spent lots of time in China, and even made a good attempt to learn the language (a better man than me in that respect). His wife is from China. I really wish Rosie from Jilin could make a guest post to tell you how sick some of your defense of Communism is, Mr. Roberts. How about it, Mr. Derbyshire?

    BTW, I know you are not Chinese, Godfree – I called you a “card-carrying Chinaman”. That means you probably have some card in your wallet that says “Honorary Chinaman” or perhaps “Honorable Chinaman” on it. I just have my NRA card.


    * Speaking of 5-year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains, here is the most powerful voice ever in Rock and Roll, with a hell of a great band too:

    I don’t know how old you are, Mr. Roberts – do you remember this time? America had the most powerful economy the world had ever seen, due to a long history of small government and people being left alone.

    During the short time of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s music, in which they made 8 or 10 great albums of rock music in 4 years, the Chinese were living in misery in the midst of their Cultural Revolution. America was going through a cultural revolution of it’s own, but during a time of great freedom, also never seen anywhere in the world before or since, it wasn’t such a bad thing at the time. Its after effects, from that Commie Long March through the institutions, well … that’ another sad story.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  27. “Creedence Clearwater Revival: Who’ll Stop The Rain.”

    love that song.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  28. If you give a shit about your kids, homeschool.

    White boys have the Scarlet Letter. The Jewish Star, the Branded Slave.

    It is no service to the privileged, being given more attention, better grades, admission to Harvard with 50th percentile ACT scores, etc.

    Because they fail the first time they face any kind of challenge.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  29. “Equal justice under the law” is mythology. Anyone who says otherwise should acquaint themselves with Robert H. Richards IV and Judge Jan R. Jurden.

    Long story short, In 2009, Robert H. Richards IV entered a guilty plea and was convicted of raping his 3-year-old daughter. The sentencing order signed by Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden said that the “defendant will not fare well” in prison and thus the eight-year sentence was suspended. Delaware Public Defender Brendan J. O’Neill expressed surprise that Jurden would use such a rationale to avoid sending Richards to prison.

    Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden later defended the sentencing of Richards to probation. Although Richards was ordered by Jurden to go through in-patient treatment at a Massachusetts facility, he failed to do so. The case illustrates how the wealthy receive unfair preference in the legal system. Richards was compared to Ethan Couch, whose “affluenza” defense famously earned him probation.

    Robert H. Richards IV is a convicted child rapist and great-grandson of chemical magnate Irénée du Pont and heir to the du Pont family fortune.

  30. @Achmed E. Newman

    Peak Stupidity is not a useful source of information about China.

    The best source, by far, is the Government of China itself, whose 70 year track record for candor, accuracy and achievement is unmatched by any major government.

    Then I would rank China-resident Chinese dissidents (there are plenty), followed by their ilk in HK and Taiwan. Chinese sources in foreign countries are 99% poor to awful, and have misled the West into trailing China in almost every field of endeavor.

    I am not trying to defend an odious system, but rather to disabuse readers of the notion that the system is odious–a notion that was instilled in them at a cost of $100 billion, disbursed over the last 70 years by misinterpreting a Confucian system with its own value system that does things its own way. Most of the atrocities attributed to it are fictions or wild exaggerations.

    I do indeed remember our salad days, having spent those years traveling the globe on Uncle Sam’s dime, researching experimental education systems and being welcomed everywhere as an emissary of God. Happy days.

    • Disagree: Hail
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  31. @Achmed E. Newman

    “Someone I know very well had a grandfather who starved during those times in the early 1960’s.” Lots of people starved during the 60s, though none starved to death, despite the US embargo on grain shipments to China. Mao never enacted policies with absolute power (he was fired at least once), none of them were plain stupid, and he certainly did not cause the massive famine. Read

    The great potential of the hardworking Chinese people was only realized because of the acts of Mao, not Deng. Read and

    Deng’s incompetence caused the Tiananmen incident. Read

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  32. @Godfree Roberts

    He starved, man – you can’t lie to someone who knows this personally. Why in the heck would America send shipments to China when they were Communist enemies? Whaddya’ mean, embargo? That’s like, “Hey, the British embargoed Germany during WWII and didn’t ship anymore high explosives, well, except by air.”

    BTW, we did send corn over to China as a humanitarian gesture (just as Herbert Hoover was involved in shipping food to starving Russians in the early 1920’s (not the Ukraine thing)). On the Chinese corn, my source’s mother never ever ate corn again once the rice started being available again for her family. I guess it was because we sent FEED CORN, not sweet corn, but Communist beggars can’t be choosers, can they?

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  33. @Godfree Roberts

    The government of China. Hahahaaa! It’s worse than relying on source in the US Gov’t today even. My source is from China, and no dissident either. Peak Stupidity is sometimes for fun, not a news source, but the stupidity today is too intense to not intersperse some humor in with the documentation of it.

    • Replies: @Godfree Roberts
  34. @Backwoods Bob

    The [AGREE] was especially for the recommendation of homeschooling, Bob.

  35. @EliteCommInc.

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, E.C. Now I feel obligated to include one that is less well known but maybe even better, as general political commentary, or “angst” if you will. (Honestly, nobody ever taught me what angst is, though.)

    You gotta turn it up and have some bass.

  36. @Achmed E. Newman

    I know he starved. I said he starved. Everyone starved.

    The point of the US grain embargo was to make people starve to death but, as I said, nobody starved to death.

    I asked you to read the results of my twenty-year famine investigation. Please read it and address your criticisms to it.

  37. @Achmed E. Newman

    Your source from China, if he/she is a normal expat, will not know anything about his/her country’s stats and their reliability. Besides, expats are overwhelmingly more hostile to their native government than retainers.

    Chinese stats have been scrutinized by everyone for decades and NOT ONE has been shown to be exaggerated or misleading. Not one. In survey after survey, the PRC has turned out to be the most trusted government in the world.

  38. SMK says: • Website

    No one is “above the law,” democratic hypocrites and liars pontificate. Or are they, at least some of them, psychotic. Hillary Clinton is guilty, beyond any doubt, of many felonies, as Sean Hannity explains in some detail, almost every night, on Fox News, decrying our “two-tiered” justice system, and she will never be indicted and prosecuted. Nor, almost surely, will Comey, Brennan, Clapper, or any other anti-Trump conspirators.

    But with no probable cause, nor even “reasonable suspicion,” not a scintilla of evidence that Trump conspired with Putin and the Russians to deny the evil witch her divine right to be the first woman president, Trump-hating democrats and Republicans, leftists and “cucks” and neocons, led by Mueller and his gang of Trump-hating, Hillary-loving Democrats, engaged in a criminal conspiracy,” to quote Joe DeGenova, a witch-hunt and attempted coup to destroy Trump and overturn the results of a presidential election.

    And Hillary joins the chorus of democrats in asserting the “nobody is above the law,” referring to Trump and the crimes she knows he committed albeit Mueller’s two-year witch-hunt concluded that Trump did not conspire with the Russians or obstruct justice or commit any other felonies or misdemeanors.

  39. SMK says: • Website

    A black man murders a 17-year-old white males by shooting him in the face and is sentenced to 1-4 years in prison rather than the maximum of 15-years, and then has his sentence commuted after serving only 5-months by a black governor. So, apparently, he’s free, totally free to live a normal life, with no post-incarceration sureillance and other penalties.

    Contrast this with the case of Brittany Zamora, a former-Arizona teacher who was just sentenced to 20-years in prison,, the maximum sentence under a plea-bargain, for having sex with a 13-year-old male student. And she must serve the full sentence; there’s no parole or release for “good behavior.” She should have murdered someone. If so, she’d probably serve less time in prison and she wouldn’t have to registeer for life as a uniquely deviant and dangerous criminal with her mug-shot, name, and address on the internet for all to see and all that that entails in regard to danger and mortification.

  40. “Violent anarchist gangs own the streets of Portland, Oregon, and no-one in authority wants to prosecute them.”

    They’re not anarchists, at least on the West Coast. They’re Maoist Communists, or, more exactly, Marxist-Leninist-Maoists. They’re the people wearing the red bandannas and waving the red flags, the John Brown Gun Club, Redneck Revolt, and the Red Guards groups. Yvette Felarca’s Revolutionary Workers League runs the Antifa in Berkeley and Portland and Seattle, and you’ll see people from Bob Avakian’s Revolutionary Communist Party. Incidentally, the RWL gets major foundation support from the Ford Foundation and the Kellogg Foundation, as well as a number of trades unions – the support goes to a front group named “By Any Means Necessary”, or BAMN. The RCP is similarly well-funded, and they could be getting support from the Chinese Communist Party whose goal might be to destabilize American society and create civil unrest and strife. In all of those places, they’ve managed to infiltrate the local government, especially in Berkeley. If you see a “stand down” order, it’s a sign of infiltration.

  41. Diversity is divisive… segregation is the only moral solution.

    One man’s racism is another man’s pattern recognition.

    Racism is realism, and I’m proud to be a realist.

    The left are insane with lefkaphobia: fear of whites.

  42. eah says:

    Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…NOT Equal Justice Under Law

    You could say the exact same thing about the outcome of the Jussie Smollett case.

  43. @Hail

    “Mayor Signer was the weaselly, cowardly figure who gave the illegal order for the police to stand down.”

    Wrong. Signer was a non-factor. Black supremacist Police Chief Al Thomas ordered the CPD to help foment the violence.

    Try and keep up, won’t you?

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