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The power of calling someone a “racist” who dares engage in public displays of pattern recognition is on life support during the Coronavirus crisis. There’s no going back if this power – causing those accused of holding such iniquitous views to normally grovel for forgiveness in a world governed by wokeness – is broken.

No going back.

A world carefully governed by social constructs of equality, tolerance, diversity, and inclusion will collapse as people long forced to accept these positions as the highest form of morality realize they instead enabled the Coronavirus to spread.

It came from China. But you’re a racist for saying that! So what?

But how can you think that in the current year? I’m literally shaking right now! So what? [Italy: Governor accused of racism for wanting to test travellers from China, Voice of Europe, April 2, 2020]:

The Governor of Lombardy, Attilio Fontana, has said that he was accused of being a racist in February when he suggested that travellers coming from China should be tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fontana, who is a member of Matteo Salvini’s nationalist Lega party, revealed the response to his warning during a debate in the Regional Council on Tuesday, according to a report by La Repubblica. He claimed that when he had suggested that people arriving from China should be tested for the virus on February 3, he was assured by Italy’s Left-wing Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, that the country was in no danger of a mass outbreak because the medical system was too well-prepared for it.

Fontana added that some of his colleagues had called him a racist at the time for suggesting the tests, and said that he had been “mocked with insolent words” and that he had been offended by the remarks. He also claimed that he was told that ordering the testing would lead to a loss of Italy’s standing in the eyes of the world.

Lombardy is the region of Italy which has suffered the most during the coronavirus outbreak. Overall, Italy has had the most confirmed cases of coronavirus infection of any European country. The first cases in Italy appeared at the end of January, when two Chinese tourists were confirmed to have it. The first significant outbreak was discovered on February 21 in Lombardy, when there were 16 confirmed cases.

Fontana also had harsh words for Italy’s National Institute of Health (ISS), which has forced a Lombardian company capable of manufacturing 900,000 protective masks per day to wait for certification before it can commence work. “The ISS has yet to realize that we are in a state of emergency,” Fontana said. “Since no one is giving us masks, at least give us permission to produce them.”

Italy, like many other European countries, has a severe shortage of protective masks.

Dr. Giorgio Palù, Professor of Virology and Microbiology at the University of Padova, has also said that Italy’s response to the pandemic had been slowed in the beginning as a result of fears that taking steps to test people coming from China was racist…

People have lived in fear of being accused of being a “racist” for decades, countless good men and women incapable of mustering a defense of their own moral position because of the damning consequences associated with this word.

But as the Coronavirus disrupts life across the entire world, much of what we once feared evaporates. Social constructs of diversity, inclusion, equity, and tolerance turn out to have been built on foundations lacking long-term structural integrity.

One line from Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game has always stuck with me: ““There are times when the world is rearranging itself, and at times like that, the right words can change the world.”

Right now, the world is rearranging itself. It’s not just the right words changing the world at this point, it’s ignoring one particular world forever changing this word.

When this happens, there’s no going back to the world we knew before the Coronavirus was first reported in China.

This one word has corrupted life as we know it for decades, momentarily impeding the next era of western civilization.

 
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  1. Off topic, but not to far off, Baltimore is getting 3 privately funded spy planes to try and track crime, ACLU is already complaining about criminal’s rights.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/privately-funded-surveillance-planes-to-begin-patrolling-baltimore-skies/2020/04/02/92cd0daa-752c-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html?outputType=amp

    • Replies: @Anon
    Yeah and they'll use those to track political opponents and potential future thought criminals.
    , @Alden
    I thought all crimes have been legalized in Baltimore.
  2. Calling someone racist is one of the steps the left uses to discredit people and make them look bad. It has now backfired on them and makes them look delusional. What to do is shove it back at them with 10 times the force they shove it at you. What they are doing is mixing up common sense with racism.

  3. Once again we all understand where the word “woke” came from,right?
    For years, the idea of being “woke” was a hallmark of socially-minded, black social media, but it’s recently crossed over onto the broader, whiter internet.
    The meaning of “woke” changes depending on who’s saying it, and to whom. Among black people talking about Ferguson, “stay woke” might mean something like: “stay conscious of the apparatus of white supremacy, don’t automatically accept the official explanations for police violence, keep safe.”

    In this usage, “woke” indicates healthy paranoia, especially about issues of racial and political justice. Staying woke about the horrific shooting of Laquan McDonald, for example, is what ultimately led the people of Chicago to learn that Rahm Emanuel, their mayor, attempted to cover the whole thing up to save his political career.

    “Woke” can also refer, mockingly, to (white) people whose perspectives on race change suddenly after learning about historical injustice. (e.g. “You talked to Brad recently? He read some Ta-Nehesi Coates and now he thinks he’s woke.”)

    Though it was popularized as a call to action that went hand in hand with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    • Replies: @D-FENS
    I thought that, not too long ago, “woke” meant racially aware and one who started asking the JQ.
    , @AceDeuce
    "horrific shooting of Laquan McDonald"???? LOL.


    "Toxicology reports later revealed that McDonald had PCP in his blood and urine at the time of the encounter with police.[13] Defense expert pharmacologist James Thomas O’Donnell testified that the amount found was enough to suggest he had taken the drug on the day of the shooting and that it could cause "significant bizarre behavior".

    SNIP

    "Shortly before 10:00 p.m., police were called to investigate McDonald at 4100 South Pulaski Road, responding to reports that he was carrying a knife[16][17] and breaking into vehicles in a trucking yard at 41st Street and Kildare Avenue.[25][26] When officers confronted McDonald, he used a knife with a 3-inch (7.6 cm) blade to slice the tire on a patrol vehicle and damage its windshield.[26][27] McDonald walked away from police after numerous verbal instructions from officers to drop the knife,[28] at which point responding officers requested Taser backup, according to radio recordings released December 30, 2015, to Politico and NBC Chicago in response to Illinois Freedom of Information Act requests.[29]
  4. The diversity hoax will be defeated by ordinary people speaking plainly, like they do here.

    Congrats, fellow thought criminals! It’s a new day.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    It's going to take a long time, if ever, for speaking plainly to become fashionable again. If you have a circle of acquaintances, and you don't want to be a social outcast, you can't speak plainly --- who knows how many of them harbor bleeding heart liberalism in their hearts? Because none of them are speaking plainly either!
  5. And POOF! here´s Salvini´s coming supermajority.

    What´s not to like?

  6. Doesn’t anyone in politics have a spine anymore? Is it a requirement that they surrender it upon election?

    It sounds like this Italian mayor had the good sense to call it as he saw it but lacked the resolve to see it through when his leftist colleagues were mean to him.

    I thought it was being able to make difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions for the good of the people, not to be voted most popular.

    • Agree: Gunga Din
    • Replies: @Gunga Din
    You nailed it. Further, we've let the left give racism and racist a negative connotation. A racist is defined as one who believes in the doctrine of racism: a belief that one's race is superior to others or that another race is inferior to their own. If someone calls me a racist, I'll agree with them. Being White, I'll remind them of average I.Q. levels among races, the achievements and inventions by White people, and the violent crime statistics of non-White races. Hey, this will be fun!
    , @eah

    It sounds like this Italian mayor had the good sense to call it as he saw it but lacked the resolve to see it through when his leftist colleagues were mean to him.
     
    Maybe he also lacked the legal authority and/or logistics for it (at the time, anyway) -- you cannot just "test" someone, you have to quarantine them (which means the entire plane) until all the results are back -- and the test isn't trivial (CDC link): RT-PCR is a sophisticated test designed to determine the presence of specific nucleotide sequences, which means a lab with expensive equipment, qualified people to take/handle the samples (nasal swab, sputum), run the tests, and interpret the results -- all of that is not available just anywhere.

    You have to wait until all test results for every passenger are back because if one tests positive you have to quarantine the rest for at least two weeks in case any of them start showing symptoms -- it would take a significant amount of time to run such a test on every passenger.

    The only reasonable course of action was to ban all direct flights from China and any flight that originated in China.

    Of course the "racist" stuff is bullshit, e.g. because there were no doubt people other than ethnic Chinese traveling from China to Italy -- and per above, everyone on the plane would need to be quarantined and tested.
  7. @Jim in Jersey
    Doesn’t anyone in politics have a spine anymore? Is it a requirement that they surrender it upon election?

    It sounds like this Italian mayor had the good sense to call it as he saw it but lacked the resolve to see it through when his leftist colleagues were mean to him.

    I thought it was being able to make difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions for the good of the people, not to be voted most popular.

    You nailed it. Further, we’ve let the left give racism and racist a negative connotation. A racist is defined as one who believes in the doctrine of racism: a belief that one’s race is superior to others or that another race is inferior to their own. If someone calls me a racist, I’ll agree with them. Being White, I’ll remind them of average I.Q. levels among races, the achievements and inventions by White people, and the violent crime statistics of non-White races. Hey, this will be fun!

    • Replies: @Not Woke--Not Broke
    Gunga Din----------There is an almost equal number of Blacks and Whites at my work site.Last year,at shift change,i answered a coworker's political question. Our Black secretary apparently didn't appreciate my politics.Quote,"Jim,are you racist?" I assured her that i was ,in fact,racist." Stunned silence.Rubbing 2 fingers down my arm,i explained that i knew which tribe i belonged to;just like she recognized her's." The real question,is have you ever seen me mistreat a Black coworker or a Black customer." Everybody went back to work.
  8. OT: YT, it’s not your military anymore.

    300 rated officers to join Total Force Aviation Recruiting Team
    https://www.ang.af.mil/Media/Article-Display/Article/2079049/300-rated-officers-to-join-total-force-aviation-recruiting-team/
    [photo caption]
    Capt. Jarod Washington, 86th Fighter Training Squadron instructor pilot, talks with Air Force ROTC students during an Aviation Recruiting Team training session Feb. 3, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The new Total Force Recruiting program is specifically deigned to help reach the goals of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Rated Dirversity Improvement Initiative. Washingtone= is one of 300 rated officers that applied to be on the ART which is lead by Air Force Recruiting Service’s Detatchment 1.

    Yes, the author of this article misspelled “Dirversity,” “Detatchment” and “deigned” (designed) and inserted “=” where it wasn’t needed. Additionally, the unit designation is wrong: It’s the 86th Flying Training Squadron, not 86th Fighter Training Squadron. And the author is a “public affairs specialist“?

    The push to make the USAF browner and blacker is coming from the top, the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. If anyone thought voting for Trump was going to reverse the Obamination of the military (which, as you’ll recall, is part of the federal – or is that feral? – government), that voter is sorely mistaken.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Tony Schnee
    Let's watch that Class A mishap rate skyrocket!
    , @Lancelot_Link
    They spelled his name wrong the 2nd time as well. Don't forget this is the Air National Guard we're talking about!
    , @Loren
    good gawd
  9. eah says:
    @Jim in Jersey
    Doesn’t anyone in politics have a spine anymore? Is it a requirement that they surrender it upon election?

    It sounds like this Italian mayor had the good sense to call it as he saw it but lacked the resolve to see it through when his leftist colleagues were mean to him.

    I thought it was being able to make difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions for the good of the people, not to be voted most popular.

    It sounds like this Italian mayor had the good sense to call it as he saw it but lacked the resolve to see it through when his leftist colleagues were mean to him.

    Maybe he also lacked the legal authority and/or logistics for it (at the time, anyway) — you cannot just “test” someone, you have to quarantine them (which means the entire plane) until all the results are back — and the test isn’t trivial (CDC link): RT-PCR is a sophisticated test designed to determine the presence of specific nucleotide sequences, which means a lab with expensive equipment, qualified people to take/handle the samples (nasal swab, sputum), run the tests, and interpret the results — all of that is not available just anywhere.

    You have to wait until all test results for every passenger are back because if one tests positive you have to quarantine the rest for at least two weeks in case any of them start showing symptoms — it would take a significant amount of time to run such a test on every passenger.

    The only reasonable course of action was to ban all direct flights from China and any flight that originated in China.

    Of course the “racist” stuff is bullshit, e.g. because there were no doubt people other than ethnic Chinese traveling from China to Italy — and per above, everyone on the plane would need to be quarantined and tested.

    • Replies: @Alden
    Supposedly the very first patient in Italy who showed symptoms was in Lombardy. He’s ethnic German German citizen. He’s a garment manufacturer with factories in China and N Italy. He is a regular traveler between Germany, China and Milan airport. He flew to Milan from China and was sick when he arrived. So everyone on the plane would need to be tested and quarantine and their luggage and plane disinfected.
  10. More indication that many whites are willing to wipe our their entire countries rather than be accused of racism.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  11. There’s a very healthy answer, when someone calls you a racist.

    Yes!

  12. @Piglet
    OT: YT, it's not your military anymore.

    300 rated officers to join Total Force Aviation Recruiting Team
    https://www.ang.af.mil/Media/Article-Display/Article/2079049/300-rated-officers-to-join-total-force-aviation-recruiting-team/
    [photo caption]
    Capt. Jarod Washington, 86th Fighter Training Squadron instructor pilot, talks with Air Force ROTC students during an Aviation Recruiting Team training session Feb. 3, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The new Total Force Recruiting program is specifically deigned to help reach the goals of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Rated Dirversity Improvement Initiative. Washingtone= is one of 300 rated officers that applied to be on the ART which is lead by Air Force Recruiting Service’s Detatchment 1.

    Yes, the author of this article misspelled "Dirversity," "Detatchment" and "deigned" (designed) and inserted "=" where it wasn't needed. Additionally, the unit designation is wrong: It's the 86th Flying Training Squadron, not 86th Fighter Training Squadron. And the author is a "public affairs specialist"?

    The push to make the USAF browner and blacker is coming from the top, the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. If anyone thought voting for Trump was going to reverse the Obamination of the military (which, as you'll recall, is part of the federal - or is that feral? - government), that voter is sorely mistaken.

    Let’s watch that Class A mishap rate skyrocket!

  13. “Racist” means White. That’s all it means now. One of the more amusing things to see nowadays is when some idiotic “woke” Whitey steps out of line and is crushed by his compatriots. Whitey ought to wake up soon. Especially now that there appears to be more important things to worry about. Economic downturns have never been good for race relations and we’re headed for a doozy.

  14. @eah

    It sounds like this Italian mayor had the good sense to call it as he saw it but lacked the resolve to see it through when his leftist colleagues were mean to him.
     
    Maybe he also lacked the legal authority and/or logistics for it (at the time, anyway) -- you cannot just "test" someone, you have to quarantine them (which means the entire plane) until all the results are back -- and the test isn't trivial (CDC link): RT-PCR is a sophisticated test designed to determine the presence of specific nucleotide sequences, which means a lab with expensive equipment, qualified people to take/handle the samples (nasal swab, sputum), run the tests, and interpret the results -- all of that is not available just anywhere.

    You have to wait until all test results for every passenger are back because if one tests positive you have to quarantine the rest for at least two weeks in case any of them start showing symptoms -- it would take a significant amount of time to run such a test on every passenger.

    The only reasonable course of action was to ban all direct flights from China and any flight that originated in China.

    Of course the "racist" stuff is bullshit, e.g. because there were no doubt people other than ethnic Chinese traveling from China to Italy -- and per above, everyone on the plane would need to be quarantined and tested.

    Supposedly the very first patient in Italy who showed symptoms was in Lombardy. He’s ethnic German German citizen. He’s a garment manufacturer with factories in China and N Italy. He is a regular traveler between Germany, China and Milan airport. He flew to Milan from China and was sick when he arrived. So everyone on the plane would need to be tested and quarantine and their luggage and plane disinfected.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
    Yea sure he was.....
  15. The Mayor of Florence (Fiorenza) designated Feb. 1 as “Hug a Chinese” day to “fight racism”.

    I have to wonder just how many of the virtue-signalling idiots who followed him got infected and are disabled or dead now.

    • Replies: @Mark in MI
    If we lived in a normal world, this idiot mayor would be rotting in prison now after being convicted of murder and attempted murder.
    , @bruce county
    Not enough in my opinion.
  16. @Gunga Din
    You nailed it. Further, we've let the left give racism and racist a negative connotation. A racist is defined as one who believes in the doctrine of racism: a belief that one's race is superior to others or that another race is inferior to their own. If someone calls me a racist, I'll agree with them. Being White, I'll remind them of average I.Q. levels among races, the achievements and inventions by White people, and the violent crime statistics of non-White races. Hey, this will be fun!

    Gunga Din———-There is an almost equal number of Blacks and Whites at my work site.Last year,at shift change,i answered a coworker’s political question. Our Black secretary apparently didn’t appreciate my politics.Quote,”Jim,are you racist?” I assured her that i was ,in fact,racist.” Stunned silence.Rubbing 2 fingers down my arm,i explained that i knew which tribe i belonged to;just like she recognized her’s.” The real question,is have you ever seen me mistreat a Black coworker or a Black customer.” Everybody went back to work.

    • Replies: @Gunga Din
    This is what I'm talking about. Brilliant.
  17. @Mr. Rational
    The Mayor of Florence (Fiorenza) designated Feb. 1 as "Hug a Chinese" day to "fight racism".

    I have to wonder just how many of the virtue-signalling idiots who followed him got infected and are disabled or dead now.

    If we lived in a normal world, this idiot mayor would be rotting in prison now after being convicted of murder and attempted murder.

  18. @Sick of Orcs
    The diversity hoax will be defeated by ordinary people speaking plainly, like they do here.

    Congrats, fellow thought criminals! It's a new day.

    It’s going to take a long time, if ever, for speaking plainly to become fashionable again. If you have a circle of acquaintances, and you don’t want to be a social outcast, you can’t speak plainly — who knows how many of them harbor bleeding heart liberalism in their hearts? Because none of them are speaking plainly either!

  19. @Alden
    Supposedly the very first patient in Italy who showed symptoms was in Lombardy. He’s ethnic German German citizen. He’s a garment manufacturer with factories in China and N Italy. He is a regular traveler between Germany, China and Milan airport. He flew to Milan from China and was sick when he arrived. So everyone on the plane would need to be tested and quarantine and their luggage and plane disinfected.

    Yea sure he was…..

  20. The leftist tactic of calling people, who speak the truth, racist because it does not conform to their worldview is criminal. Leaders were prevented from taking precautionary measures to protect people out of fear of being called racists by leftists.

  21. @Sick 'n Tired
    Off topic, but not to far off, Baltimore is getting 3 privately funded spy planes to try and track crime, ACLU is already complaining about criminal's rights.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/privately-funded-surveillance-planes-to-begin-patrolling-baltimore-skies/2020/04/02/92cd0daa-752c-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html?outputType=amp

    Yeah and they’ll use those to track political opponents and potential future thought criminals.

  22. @dindunuffins
    Once again we all understand where the word "woke" came from,right?
    For years, the idea of being "woke" was a hallmark of socially-minded, black social media, but it's recently crossed over onto the broader, whiter internet.
    The meaning of "woke" changes depending on who's saying it, and to whom. Among black people talking about Ferguson, "stay woke" might mean something like: "stay conscious of the apparatus of white supremacy, don't automatically accept the official explanations for police violence, keep safe."

    In this usage, "woke" indicates healthy paranoia, especially about issues of racial and political justice. Staying woke about the horrific shooting of Laquan McDonald, for example, is what ultimately led the people of Chicago to learn that Rahm Emanuel, their mayor, attempted to cover the whole thing up to save his political career.

    "Woke" can also refer, mockingly, to (white) people whose perspectives on race change suddenly after learning about historical injustice. (e.g. "You talked to Brad recently? He read some Ta-Nehesi Coates and now he thinks he's woke.")

    Though it was popularized as a call to action that went hand in hand with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    I thought that, not too long ago, “woke” meant racially aware and one who started asking the JQ.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    Truthfully, I agree.

    I had always (till now) associated ‘woke’ with ‘red pilled’, meaning; having your eyes pried open to the truth of the matrix.

    Now, like ‘gay’, out language is once again hijacked by the left and we’re told which words we can use and which we can’t.
  23. When accused of racism, my general response is “By your standards, I’m sure I am. But why should I care what your standards are?”

  24. I consider myself a race realist and try not to hate anyone (if thats possible) as it will eat YOU up. I refuse to have a word like racist hold me hostage in life. It’s only a word that society has attached way too much significance to. I’m not playing the game and if you want to call me silly names, go right ahead as I’m not gonna let a word control me.

  25. @Mr. Rational
    The Mayor of Florence (Fiorenza) designated Feb. 1 as "Hug a Chinese" day to "fight racism".

    I have to wonder just how many of the virtue-signalling idiots who followed him got infected and are disabled or dead now.

    Not enough in my opinion.

  26. I always thought it better to be called a racist than to be pronounced dead.

  27. @Piglet
    OT: YT, it's not your military anymore.

    300 rated officers to join Total Force Aviation Recruiting Team
    https://www.ang.af.mil/Media/Article-Display/Article/2079049/300-rated-officers-to-join-total-force-aviation-recruiting-team/
    [photo caption]
    Capt. Jarod Washington, 86th Fighter Training Squadron instructor pilot, talks with Air Force ROTC students during an Aviation Recruiting Team training session Feb. 3, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The new Total Force Recruiting program is specifically deigned to help reach the goals of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Rated Dirversity Improvement Initiative. Washingtone= is one of 300 rated officers that applied to be on the ART which is lead by Air Force Recruiting Service’s Detatchment 1.

    Yes, the author of this article misspelled "Dirversity," "Detatchment" and "deigned" (designed) and inserted "=" where it wasn't needed. Additionally, the unit designation is wrong: It's the 86th Flying Training Squadron, not 86th Fighter Training Squadron. And the author is a "public affairs specialist"?

    The push to make the USAF browner and blacker is coming from the top, the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. If anyone thought voting for Trump was going to reverse the Obamination of the military (which, as you'll recall, is part of the federal - or is that feral? - government), that voter is sorely mistaken.

    They spelled his name wrong the 2nd time as well. Don’t forget this is the Air National Guard we’re talking about!

  28. Anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    After doing a quick shopping trip today, first time in two weeks, I finally know what it’s like living in a third world shit hole. Mask? Check Scarf? Check Glasses? Check Wipes? Check Hand Sanitizer? Check. Frightening? Check. Hey all you ignorant globalists, go fuck yourselves. I want my nice, clean, orderly country back.

  29. @dindunuffins
    Once again we all understand where the word "woke" came from,right?
    For years, the idea of being "woke" was a hallmark of socially-minded, black social media, but it's recently crossed over onto the broader, whiter internet.
    The meaning of "woke" changes depending on who's saying it, and to whom. Among black people talking about Ferguson, "stay woke" might mean something like: "stay conscious of the apparatus of white supremacy, don't automatically accept the official explanations for police violence, keep safe."

    In this usage, "woke" indicates healthy paranoia, especially about issues of racial and political justice. Staying woke about the horrific shooting of Laquan McDonald, for example, is what ultimately led the people of Chicago to learn that Rahm Emanuel, their mayor, attempted to cover the whole thing up to save his political career.

    "Woke" can also refer, mockingly, to (white) people whose perspectives on race change suddenly after learning about historical injustice. (e.g. "You talked to Brad recently? He read some Ta-Nehesi Coates and now he thinks he's woke.")

    Though it was popularized as a call to action that went hand in hand with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

    “horrific shooting of Laquan McDonald”???? LOL.

    “Toxicology reports later revealed that McDonald had PCP in his blood and urine at the time of the encounter with police.[13] Defense expert pharmacologist James Thomas O’Donnell testified that the amount found was enough to suggest he had taken the drug on the day of the shooting and that it could cause “significant bizarre behavior”.

    SNIP

    “Shortly before 10:00 p.m., police were called to investigate McDonald at 4100 South Pulaski Road, responding to reports that he was carrying a knife[16][17] and breaking into vehicles in a trucking yard at 41st Street and Kildare Avenue.[25][26] When officers confronted McDonald, he used a knife with a 3-inch (7.6 cm) blade to slice the tire on a patrol vehicle and damage its windshield.[26][27] McDonald walked away from police after numerous verbal instructions from officers to drop the knife,[28] at which point responding officers requested Taser backup, according to radio recordings released December 30, 2015, to Politico and NBC Chicago in response to Illinois Freedom of Information Act requests.[29]

    • Agree: Father O'Hara
  30. Anonymous[142] • Disclaimer says:

    I always simply tell people “ You know, you are allowed to live in a black city and black neighborhood “. Try it, you may love it. Odd that you’ve never done that. Usually shuts them up with a quizzical look on their face.

  31. @Piglet
    OT: YT, it's not your military anymore.

    300 rated officers to join Total Force Aviation Recruiting Team
    https://www.ang.af.mil/Media/Article-Display/Article/2079049/300-rated-officers-to-join-total-force-aviation-recruiting-team/
    [photo caption]
    Capt. Jarod Washington, 86th Fighter Training Squadron instructor pilot, talks with Air Force ROTC students during an Aviation Recruiting Team training session Feb. 3, 2020 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The new Total Force Recruiting program is specifically deigned to help reach the goals of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Rated Dirversity Improvement Initiative. Washingtone= is one of 300 rated officers that applied to be on the ART which is lead by Air Force Recruiting Service’s Detatchment 1.

    Yes, the author of this article misspelled "Dirversity," "Detatchment" and "deigned" (designed) and inserted "=" where it wasn't needed. Additionally, the unit designation is wrong: It's the 86th Flying Training Squadron, not 86th Fighter Training Squadron. And the author is a "public affairs specialist"?

    The push to make the USAF browner and blacker is coming from the top, the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. If anyone thought voting for Trump was going to reverse the Obamination of the military (which, as you'll recall, is part of the federal - or is that feral? - government), that voter is sorely mistaken.

    good gawd

  32. @Sick 'n Tired
    Off topic, but not to far off, Baltimore is getting 3 privately funded spy planes to try and track crime, ACLU is already complaining about criminal's rights.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/privately-funded-surveillance-planes-to-begin-patrolling-baltimore-skies/2020/04/02/92cd0daa-752c-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html?outputType=amp

    I thought all crimes have been legalized in Baltimore.

    • Replies: @Mark in MI
    Only if committed by blacks.
  33. off topic..thx Breitbart

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday demanded future coronavirus relief measures to be “drafted with a lens of reparations” to atone for “environmental racism” and other “underlying health conditions” that are causing the virus to “disproportionately” affect minority communities.

    According to the New York lawmaker, coronavirus deaths, which now top 51,000 globally, are “disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities” due to the “chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap,” all of which she considers “underlying health conditions.”

    “Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations,” she said.

    • Replies: @Female in FL
    AOC is on her way out, no one will have to put up with horse face much longer. She is being primaried, Nancy can’t stand her so she’s out. That’s why AOC isn’t sharing the wealth, she will need the money.
    , @Jim in Jersey
    Luckily, AOC’s ‘demands’ are laughed at outside of the little, hair-brained enclave that elected the girl to public office.

    For a while I thought she was the girl from the DiGiorno pizza commercial.

    “Pan, pan, pan, paaaaaan!”

    Go look it up.
  34. I will add my own thoughts about the Chinese. These have been arrived at through decades of interaction with Chinese students and faculty in universities in the USA.

    (1) Most Chinese who get admitted to universities in the USA have cheated on their entrance exams (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc). They often hire someone to take the tests for them.

    (2) Once they are admitted to the universities and are taking classes, most Chinese cheat on exams and purchase pre-written papers for their classes. If the faculty try to punish them for cheating or for plagiarism, they get accused of racism.

    (3) Most Chinese are extremely rude and contemptuous of Americans.

    (4) Most Chinese refuse to engage in class discussion on the topics they are studying, even if asked to by their professors.

  35. Anonymous[134] • Disclaimer says:

    I’d like an order of Sweet ‘n’ Sour chicken about now.

  36. The problem is not being called ‘racist’. The problem is people take it as an insult, epithet, or moral condemnation.

    I say race-ism should be badge of pride. Ism means belief, and race + ism should mean belief in race and racial differences and need for racial consciousness.

    Imagine how the world will change if whites and others stop reacting to ‘racist’ like vampires react to garlic.

    Garlic is good for you, and so is race-ism.

    Be a race-ist.

    • Agree: AnalogMan
  37. @Loren
    off topic..thx Breitbart

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday demanded future coronavirus relief measures to be “drafted with a lens of reparations” to atone for “environmental racism” and other “underlying health conditions” that are causing the virus to “disproportionately” affect minority communities.

    According to the New York lawmaker, coronavirus deaths, which now top 51,000 globally, are “disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities” due to the “chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap,” all of which she considers “underlying health conditions.”

    “Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations,” she said.

    AOC is on her way out, no one will have to put up with horse face much longer. She is being primaried, Nancy can’t stand her so she’s out. That’s why AOC isn’t sharing the wealth, she will need the money.

  38. @Not Woke--Not Broke
    Gunga Din----------There is an almost equal number of Blacks and Whites at my work site.Last year,at shift change,i answered a coworker's political question. Our Black secretary apparently didn't appreciate my politics.Quote,"Jim,are you racist?" I assured her that i was ,in fact,racist." Stunned silence.Rubbing 2 fingers down my arm,i explained that i knew which tribe i belonged to;just like she recognized her's." The real question,is have you ever seen me mistreat a Black coworker or a Black customer." Everybody went back to work.

    This is what I’m talking about. Brilliant.

  39. @D-FENS
    I thought that, not too long ago, “woke” meant racially aware and one who started asking the JQ.

    Truthfully, I agree.

    I had always (till now) associated ‘woke’ with ‘red pilled’, meaning; having your eyes pried open to the truth of the matrix.

    Now, like ‘gay’, out language is once again hijacked by the left and we’re told which words we can use and which we can’t.

    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County

    I had always (till now) associated ‘woke’ with ‘red pilled’, meaning; having your eyes pried open to the truth of the matrix.
     
    To me, there's always been a nuance between the two. "Woke" means you're focusing all your effort into finding racism and injustice in EVERYTHING, whether it really is there or not.

    "Red Pilled" on the other hand, means you've opened your eyes as to just how ridiculous "woke" people are.

    For instance, on the subject of AOC crying about reparations during the Coronavirus, all the woke people are virtue signalling a big AMEN, but red-pilled America isn't falling for it.
  40. @Loren
    off topic..thx Breitbart

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Friday demanded future coronavirus relief measures to be “drafted with a lens of reparations” to atone for “environmental racism” and other “underlying health conditions” that are causing the virus to “disproportionately” affect minority communities.

    According to the New York lawmaker, coronavirus deaths, which now top 51,000 globally, are “disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities” due to the “chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap,” all of which she considers “underlying health conditions.”

    “Inequality is a comorbidity. COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations,” she said.

    Luckily, AOC’s ‘demands’ are laughed at outside of the little, hair-brained enclave that elected the girl to public office.

    For a while I thought she was the girl from the DiGiorno pizza commercial.

    “Pan, pan, pan, paaaaaan!”

    Go look it up.

  41. @Jim in Jersey
    Truthfully, I agree.

    I had always (till now) associated ‘woke’ with ‘red pilled’, meaning; having your eyes pried open to the truth of the matrix.

    Now, like ‘gay’, out language is once again hijacked by the left and we’re told which words we can use and which we can’t.

    I had always (till now) associated ‘woke’ with ‘red pilled’, meaning; having your eyes pried open to the truth of the matrix.

    To me, there’s always been a nuance between the two. “Woke” means you’re focusing all your effort into finding racism and injustice in EVERYTHING, whether it really is there or not.

    “Red Pilled” on the other hand, means you’ve opened your eyes as to just how ridiculous “woke” people are.

    For instance, on the subject of AOC crying about reparations during the Coronavirus, all the woke people are virtue signalling a big AMEN, but red-pilled America isn’t falling for it.

  42. @Alden
    I thought all crimes have been legalized in Baltimore.

    Only if committed by blacks.

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