Monday, June 29, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson: Anger, not Trump vs. Biden, now driving 2020 election

Much of the country believes that America is racist, cruel and incapable of self-correction of its so-called original sins — without a radical erasure of much of its past history, traditions and customs.
It sees occasional violence as a necessary stimulant of long-overdue change. It argues that the American founding focus on liberty and freedom as increasingly selfish and incompatible with social justice and equality.

Racism, the protesting left says, is in the American DNA. It finally requires massive cutting, chemotherapy and radiation — treatment that deservedly will sicken and may even kill the host.

The other half of the country will vote to preserve what is under attack. They feel that the dreamy world of the demonstrators and rioters is an Orwellian vision far worse than the present reality that they are protesting.

America in their view is the world's only large, successful multiracial democracy. It is the dream destination of the world's immigrants — precisely because its ancient institutions adapt and change for the better, but only if they are preserved and allowed to work.

The angry and the demonstrating are loud and visible; their opponents are angry and quiet.

The election will reveal not just who is more numerous — but sadly also who is the angriest.

Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context

In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

Friday, June 26, 2020

Movie theaters, AMC and streaming.

A large number of movies were supposed to be out by now or were going to come out soon, but have been postponed. This makes sense.

My problem is that I don't want to go back to the movie theater any time soon, if ever. AMC, the nation's largest movie chain, is reopening on July 15th, and by all accounts, they are on the brink of bankruptcy. How many people are going to rush back to the movie theaters on July 15th?

This crisis has made me think that movie theaters are now redundant. They were in trouble before the pandemic. They should give as a way to stream all movies at home.  

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

http://www.entertainmentjourney.com

Seattle's "Summer Of Love" Quickly Turned Into The "Summer Of Lawsuits"

Jordan Peterson: Marxism is Partly TRUE

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Tucker: The people pulling down statues are idiots

Jet stream - Wikipedia

Unpowered aerial attack

Near the end of World War II, from late 1944 until early 1945 the Japanese Fu-Go balloon bomb a type of fire balloon was designed as a cheap weapon intended to make use of the jet stream over the Pacific Ocean to reach the west coast of Canada and the United States. They were relatively ineffective as weapons, but they were used in one of the few attacks on North America during World War II, causing six deaths and a small amount of damage.[42] However, the Japanese were world leaders in biological weapons research at this time. Unit 731 had killed many hundreds of thousands of people in China with biological weapons, developed by conducting experiments on live human subjects that were as appalling as those conducted by Nazi Germany in Jewish concentration camps. The Japanese Imperial Army's Noborito Institute cultivated anthrax and plague Yersinia pestis; furthermore, it produced enough cowpox viruses to infect the entire United States.[43] The deployment of these biological weapons on fire balloons was planned in 1944.[44] The Emperor Hirohito did not permit deployment of biological weapons on the basis of a report of President Staff Officer Umezu on October 25, 1944. Consequently, biological warfare using Fu-Go balloons was not implemented.[45]

Between November 1944 and April 1945, the Japanese Navy launched over 9,000 fire balloons toward North America. Carried by the recently discovered Pacific jet stream, they were to sail over the Pacific Ocean and land in North America, where the Japanese hoped they would start forest fires and cause other damage. About three hundred were reported as reaching North America, but little damage was caused.

Near Bly, Oregon, six people (five children and a woman) became the only deaths due to an enemy balloon bomb attack in the United States when a balloon bomb exploded.[43] The site is marked by a stone monument at the Mitchell Recreation Area in the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

A fire balloon is also considered to be a possible cause of the third fire in the Tillamook Burn in Oregon. One member of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion died while responding to a fire in the Umpqua National Forest near Roseburg, Oregon, on August 6, 1945; other casualties of the 555th were two fractures and 20 other injuries.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream

BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT OPPRESSED IN AMERICA - YouTube

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tucker: Google tries to censor content it disagrees with

Ashley StClair on Instagram: “Lays down the cold, hard truth about the issues facing the black community.”

President Trump Restored my hope in America Today

Dershowitz On Statues: Liberals Are Doing What Stalin Did, "Erasing History"

I do not think that we should be tearing down statues unless those statues were put there for over racist reasons. In some cases, it is not clear, and maybe some statues should come down. However, this country fought a terrible war with two sides, and part of our history is those people on both sides who fought that war. We should not try to erase that history. We should instead use these statues as a teaching tool about our history and the reasons why that war was fought.


Imagine

Imagine a science fiction novel written 20 years ago, where every person infected with a deadly virus infects two other people, and the carriers are asymptomatic, and up to 5% of the known cases die. Imagine a story where people can't interact with each other. People can't visit their parents. Movie theaters and other public events are canceled. The economy shuts down. And people get so agitated that there are riots in the streets.

It certainly would have seemed like science fiction.

Actually, the 2011 movie Contagion had every detail spot on except for the deadliness of the disease.

  

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Huckabee rips officials' response to Seattle CHAZ: It's a 'hostage situation'

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Mainstream Media Will Not Tell the Truth About Black Lives Matter

John McWhorter: America Has Never Been Less Racist

How Anti Racism Hurts Black People - John McWhorter

Bird's eye clip of Collin Raye concert as part of Business Revival in Cedar City, Utah

Maybe this will be the next outbreak of COVID-19.

Thanks to Brenda Ahlemann for the quote from Men in Black: "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

https://youtu.be/wz3CGERjhN4

insanity

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From: Larry 

Led by a media that is at once delusional and cynical—an eye-rolling combination—America is in the throes of a national madness.

Few are able to tell the truth—and when they do, they are attacked by the mob, not only in the street, but also in the board room.

Just the other day, talk show host Tucker Carlson opened his mouth about the well-documented dishonest origins (the lie about Michael Brown) of Black Lives Matter and sent advertisers skittering like so many scared rabbits.

You have the sensation that people across the country are hiding what they really think for fear of repercussions—retribution that will destroy their lives and livelihood.

And they're not being stupid. It could—and has.

If Nathaniel Hawthorne were alive today, he could write a new masterpiece with faux racism as the offense warranting the scarlet letter, but no one would publish it, certainly not one of our mainstream publishers who would rather flunk their Wasserman tests.

Is this the way to run a democracy?

Of course not, but that's where we are in America 2020, when putative "autonomous zones" are being set up across the land by groups espousing the overthrow of the U.S. government, violently or otherwise, under the guise of a brainless anarchism that Peter Kropotkin would never recognize.





Saturday, June 13, 2020

Titus O'Neil gets fired up calling for peace, honest dialogue

Ben Shapiro DEBUNKS Viral 'Systemic Racism Explained' Video

Generations of Democratic Rule Have Ruined Our Once Fine Cities

Conversation with Norm

10:26 AM

Norm Jenson

Just wondering if you're still a Trumper?

2:03 PM

John

I trust that you and I will never see eye to eye on this. Trump can't do one single thing without the left spinning it in the worst possible way claiming the most evil things about Trump.


I'm sure will never see eye to eye. Perhaps we can agree he's not doing a good job with the virus. Just setting a bad example by not wearing a mask. Resisting social distancing at press conferences. Planning rallies masks not required. I know you're taking the pandemic the pandemic seriously but some of his supporters are following his bad example and risking us all. It's hard to know how many have died due to his cavalier attitude but it is substantial that alone to my mind is reason enough not to vote for him. Members of the Lincoln Project are conservative like you but they see the harm he's caused.

5:01 PM

John

I think that this is a fine example of what I am talking about. Trump has been at the forefront of fighting this virus. He saved lives, possibly millions, with his travel ban. Biden immediately called Trump an hysterical xenophobe. As much as 3 to 4 weeks later public officials were still saying that the virus is not much of a threat. So was almost everybody in the press. (They were telling us to worry about the flu.) Trump made getting the resources we need to fight the virus a huge priority. Saying that Trump killed people is the kind of thing that I think is wrong and makes me very angry.

When the far left is trying to burn down our cities, beating up men and women, attacking cops, throwing Molotov cocktails trying to impose communism on us, trying to take away our freedom, trying to impose a completely false narrative of a racist America, claiming that good people who are not racist are actually racist, exploiting a completely and provable false narrative of police racism and genocide against Black people, did you really think that I was going to abandon Trump amidst all this?

With all the lies against Trump, and the attempts to tear down our society and take away our freedom, the people who love freedom in this country have taken notice. When our cities are in flames then you are going to see a repeat of 1968 where the silent majority is going to vote in the candidate who most represents law and order. It is going to be the biggest backlash in history. (If this doesn't happen then I will think that my birthright to live in a free country has been stolen from me. The United States has already gone way past constitutional limits on government power.)

Just my opinion, but I think this is correct.

Best wishes,

John Coffey
Norm Jenson

Wow




Friday, June 12, 2020

UNBELIEVABLE "Summer of Love" That's Seattle Mayor's Description Of Her City's Condition

WALSH: The United States of America No Longer Exists

Dave Filoni continues to prove why he’s as close to George Lucas as we'll likely ever get again

https://youtu.be/DbDS6y0jbTs

Human beings are complex creatures with complex needs.  Just being self-sacrificing all the time isn't necessarily the best path for a person.  We get some satisfaction from giving because we are social animals that form bonds with other people.  Even if we give to someone who we don't know and will never meet, we get some satisfaction knowing that we helped another person.  

On the other hand, our lives are made better by owning things and making attachments, and these are necessary for our survival.  Humans labor to provide for their own needs, and to be productive people need incentives that they are benefiting themselves.

Everything You've Ever Seen About Cuba Is A Lie

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Ben Shapiro DEBUNKS The Myth Of Systemic Police Racism - YouTube

Tucker: Kneeling will never be enough for the mob

Ben Shapiro DEBUNKS The Myth Of Systemic Police Racism

Tucker: Kneeling will never be enough for the mob

Candace Owens: "I DO NOT support George Floyd!" & Here's Why!

Who is Hurt the Most by Riots and Looting?

Fwd: Blurred Justice: Army veteran arrested after disarming gunman, saving fr...

I'm not sure the police mishandled the situation.  The first thing they have to do is determine what happened.  Pray that you never have to shoot someone, because the police and prosecutor will assume that you are guilty until you prove otherwise.

I don't think that he should have been thrown in jail for 35 hours.  I think that they should have made a better effort at the scene to find out what happened.

From: Albert 

Watch as much of this as you can stomach. It occurred a couple of years ago. The police totally mishandled the situation. It's events like this which give people pause about policemen in general. It's the reason why people are so mad at the police all over the country. It's the reason why Black Lives Matter, SJWs, and mainstream media can inflame and enrage a nation. It's the reason why gun sales are through the roof. It's the reason why George Floyd and so many others are dead. Just imagine, if 7 out of 10 Americans ages 18 -24 can't meet the requirements necessary to enter the military, who are the police departments hiring?


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Media Falsely Claimed Violent Riots Were Peaceful And That Tear Gas Was Used Against Rioters

Every single major media outlet falsely reported that Park Police were unprovoked when they used "tear gas" to clear the area. If any of that were true, it might mark the first time in history that cops without gas masks launched tear gas in an area that the president of the United States easily walked through minutes later.

After thousands of false tweets, print stories, and broadcast stories to the contrary, local journalist Neal Augenstein of WTOP reported that a Park Police source said "tear gas was never used — instead smoke canisters were deployed, which don't have an uncomfortable irritant in them." Further, the source said the crowd was dispersed because of projectiles being thrown by the "peaceful protesters" at the Park Police and because "peaceful protesters" had climbed on top of a structure in Lafayette Park that had been burned the prior night.

Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, the public information officer for the Park Police, confirmed the agency did not use tear gas. And later this afternoon, United States Park Police acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan exploded the entire false narrative:

On Monday, June 1, the USPP worked with the United States Secret Service to have temporary fencing installed inside Lafayette Park. At approximately 6:33 pm, violent protestors on H Street NW began throwing projectiles including bricks, frozen water bottles and caustic liquids. The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. Intelligence had revealed calls for violence against the police, and officers found caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.

You still think this is about black lives?

Riots and race

When I drove by the Columbus, Indiana Best Buy, I saw a hand-drawn message on the side of the building that said, "We are with you in this!" First of all, rioters have targeted Best Buy and Target stores. Second, who isn't for justice and racial equality? I'm tired of people saying that there is systemic racism, accusing a large group of people or an entire segment of society of being racist. In the year 2020, I don't know a single person who is racist. I'm sure that there are a few bad apples, but they don't represent the rest of us.

I'm sorry that you have drunk the liberal socialist Kool-Aid. The old socialism failed both economically and to catch the imagination of the public. The new socialism only had one resource remaining to promote its agenda, which was to divide people by ethnicity and to convince them that they are victims. As long as you think that you are a victim then you lose at least some control of your life because you think that others are responsible for what happens to you. Consequently, you will look to politicians, mostly radicals, to save you from your grievances.

The tools of the radicals are violence or the threat of violence. On the surface, they want to burn it all down. They sponsor thugs to go from city to city and from state to state to incite the mobs and to commit acts of violence. This is why shop owners, men and women, are being beaten. This is why Molotov cocktails are being thrown.  This is why buildings are being burned. This is why police cars are being overturned and burned.
The socialist left is not about helping people. It never has been because the results of socialism have always been the opposite of its goals. The socialist left is about Power and making sure that they are in control. Although they claim to give power to the people, it never turns out that way. The purpose of Power is to secure it for a small group of people.

The United States is one of the most diverse and racially harmonious places on the planet. Try going to Japan, Korea, or China, and see how racially tolerant they are.

The most prosperous and stable societies are the ones where people respect each other and the rule of law. The more we diverge from that then the more we degrade society and our common interests.

What we are seeing can bring down a society and lead to radical extremists rising up. I don't think that it will happen here, but the violence hurts the cause of the peaceful protestors who have legitimate grievances. And almost everyone wants to see justice done. We are with you in this!

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Monday, June 1, 2020

Tucker: Our leaders dither as our cities burn

Looters ATTACK husband and wife

Tucker: Media fan racial flames

Floyd's Family and Police Officers Call For Peace While Riots Continue; Shapiro Responds

The face of modern-day socialism

Time to Show up for Racial Justice - YouTube

In response to ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTgn4mfxoDw

I wrote:

Pretentious BS. Saying Michael Brown was killed for no reason. The protestors who have been looting our local stores and burning down buildings aren't doing this for righteous reasons and serving their country. What you say about Donald Trump is completely not true. The left calls everyone they don't like a racist. A few bad apples, which have been blown out of proportion by including things like the Michael Brown incident, does not make the United States a racist nation. I personally don't know anyone who is racist in 2020. The political left uses this charge of racism to convince people that they are victims so that they will support the leftist agenda. This is total crap and it is political opportunism.