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Saturday, July 18. 2020
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Photos show "ultra-black fish" camouflaged in the darkest parts of the ocean
63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased
Prof: Trump is the 'worst criminal in history, undeniably'
Princeton Professors Rip 'Cancel Culture,' Dems' History on Race
How Non-Existent Cancel Culture Works at Princeton and Elsewhere - When a university president threatens a professor with consequences for writing an article, free expression loses out.
The Minority Victims of Whitenessphobia - For minority members, whiteness has become an accusation of acting white.
The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility - The popular book aims to combat racism but talks down to Black people.
Black Portland Cop: ‘More Minorities On The Police Side Than You Have In A Violent Crowd’
UConn student government leaders resign because they’re white
Boeing Exec Resigns Over 1987 Article Arguing Against Women in Combat. In woke corporate America, there's no statute of limitations on wrongthink.
Coronavirus: Five Reasons Public Health Experts Have Lost Credibility
Locking America Down Again Is Exactly What China Wants Because It Will Ruin Us. Stop trying to make lockdowns happen again. The world can't afford it.
Cuomo Passes The Buck Again: “Trump Is To Blame For The Virus Coming To New York”
Kayleigh McEnany is so effective that the MSM now lying by deceptively editing her
The New York Times Has Been Ridiculous for a Long Time
Should People in the NYT Glass House Throw Stones?
Mueller and Weissmann Op-Eds Greatly at Odds With Their Report and Evidence
Why China Picked Amnesty International's Ex-Chief as U.N. Free Speech Monitor
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Our western capitalist philosophy provides strong guiding principles for the structure of our society. Within this, we usually see corruption as something that almost always involves money: The use of money to buy influence, or to put changes into place surreptitiously, or to cause authorities to look the other way in order to escape accountability for some cynical act.
But the New Age of Wokeness brings to light different types of corruption: The corruption of principles, of ideas, of beliefs. Within the circles of the revolutionaries, these are the new currency of corruption: Recognition within the group, status and inclusion. But corruption's effects don't change: The destruction of legitimacy and integrity remain the same hallmarks.
Hence we get public health officials corrupting the integrity of their office by cooking the books on COVID-19 deaths, case numbers, and pandemic severity for the purpose of driving social policies for political ends. We get corporate leaders taking to their knees and squandering the legacy and business objectives and trust of their shareholders and customers in order to capture a momentary reprieve from a crowd that has little financial impact on their revenues. Thus we have media operatives not only bending the truth, but now ostentatiously breaking it when reporting on public figures, either sympathetically or in opposition. Thus we have the sentinels of education endorsing pathological targeting of scholars and denying the foundational principles of academia.
How far can this new corruption be bent? When it comes to the individual voting in the ballot box, not very far - as long as voting remains a privately-conducted enterprise. With no witnesses, there can be no retribution for an anonymous vote.
Maybe this explains the strong efforts to ensure that voting can be turned into an exercise that can foreseeably be made into a supervised one, by mail. Little by little, the social corruption extends. The only poison it is vulnerable to is confrontation and daylight. Both are freely available to people who wish freedom.
The employees inside Fox are coming after Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingaham. This may be how they get them.
There is no question that the conservative hosts on Fox News are targets of the left, especially Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. The left is actively trying to bully Fox into silencing them or firing them. It’s no small matter. They could win by bullying Fox News.
Tucker took off on vacation in the middle of the week after the mob came for him because one of his senior writers was blogging racist and homophobic comments on an anonymous blog. He said it was pre-planned, but, who knows.
Tucker wasn’t very apologetic about the writer’s private ramblings but made it clear it has nothing to do with Fox and they don’t approve of that language.
Now, allegedly, many of the black staffers at Fox are allegedly in an uproar over the network’s “unbearable” “white supremacy.” This is according to several authors of a piece at The Daily Beast.
. . . One employee was especially angry, saying, “They created a cell—they created a white supremacist cell inside the top cable network in America, the one that directly influences the president… This is rank racism excused by Murdoch.”
The cell is Tucker, Hannity, and Ingraham.
The problem for FOX is that without Tucker and Ingraham all of conservative viewers would look for news sources at other places. I suspect that all the TV media still views OAN as a possible upstart and especially so if FOX would get stupid.
“The one (Foxnews) that directly influences the President.”
If that is true, they better step up their game. Not a day goes by that Trump is bashing Foxnews in a tweet. Of course, that could just be a psy-ops on Trumps part.
Powerful House Democrat Knocked off in Primary by an AOC Clone
It's "just" the primary but if these AOC types win in the general . . .
A sixteen-term House Democrat and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee lost his primary election to a middle-school principle (that’s prima facie evidence that he’s a totalitarian right there) and AOC clone.
He is Jewish. The same thing happened to Phillis Kahn in the Minneapolis elections a couple of years back. Jews are being pushed out of the democratic party in a slow but sure manner. The party is being Farrakhaned and the replacements are black and/or muslim.
Terrifying photos show "ultra-black fish" camouflaged in the darkest parts of the ocean: I don't go there.
63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased: ONLY 63%?? Seems like more; MUCH more!
Prof: Trump is the 'worst criminal in history, undeniably', sez Chomsky the chumpskey.
Princeton Professors Rip 'Cancel Culture,' Dems' History on Race: They will be fired in 5, 4, 3. 2,...
The Atlantic even worries that, “Asians and Latinos could begin to vanish into whiteness.” I gave up on that mag some years ago. Don't trust it.
WATCH: Black Portland Cop: ‘More Minorities On The Police Side Than You Have In A Violent Crowd’: Dang white idiots! Well, it IS Pure Portland!
Coronavirus: Five Reasons Public Health Experts Have Lost Credibility But mainly they WANTED a pandemic.
Cuomo passes the buck again: “Trump is to blame for the virus coming to New York” Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrre
The New York Times Has Been Ridiculous for a Long Time: Yep, it's a joke; a really, REALLY bad one. I despise, detest, and distrust the NYT, and its little dog WaPoo, too!
Should People in the NYT Glass House Throw Stones? Only at each other. That was merely a headline; there was no text.
Mueller and Weissmann Op-Eds Greatly at Odds With Their Report and Evidence: Why am I not surprised...
Five reasons Public health experts lost credibility
Interesting that the social distancing and masks weren't mentioned. Many scientists and doctors are now coming forward to say that not only do cloth masks not help but they may do real harm. I think the author is correct in his assumption that the lockdowns are political an intended to harm the economy in the hope that it harms Trump. It is interesting that the mask and social distancing mandates seem to also be political intended to divide the public. Who benefits from this "mask hysteria" (pun intended)? I think it is part of the left wing training to make citizens into sheep.
Make citizens into sheep. I agree. In Denver, every local ‘news’ channel starts and ends the same: Scare the heck out of you with Wuhan flu stories. And they all involve snippets of how important social distancing (I term I detest) and face coverings. News out of Florida and Texas, concerting the scams of testing facilities with 100% positive Wuhan flu results, lead me to believe it is happening everywhere - inflated Wuhan flu numbers. This fake data is used to scare people into submission, keep the economy in check.
If I let my mind wonder to far into conspiracy, I find myself thinking about the forces within our government that have already implemented China’s massive surveillance. There are cameras everywhere taking your picture. Those without face covers are easily identified and parked into a data base, accumulating negative social credit scores.
I’m really not a crazy person. We live in crazy times.
Every person on TV, governors, news people, sports stars, actors and ordinary people who are there telling you to wear a mask didn't have a mask on. Think about that. Sure there are a million excuses, one reporter even said "but I'm more than six feet from my cameraman". Give me a break! If the mask works and you are going to go on national TV and tell us all to wear it then YOU wear it ALL THE TIME. Don't take it off when the camera is off you. Don't take it off when you are in your car. You are lecturing us on wearing the mask so wear it 24/7. Get back to us in a month and tell us how that went.
I actually feel sorry for the people that must be so scared of getting the virus, that they drive around with the windows up, the lone occupant of the car, with a mask on.
I hate the masks. Do not own one. Used a silk scarf twice to get gorceries.
That said, i'd like to superglue those damn masks to the face fauci, brix, and the demon whitmer!
Seriously. I never want to see anymore than their eyes and brow for the rest of my life.
Saw a poor soul today so scared because those demons and their lies that he was wearing a mask to check his mailbox in a suburb. The nearest other house is 40 feet away.
This is evil.
1434 Cathedral in Nantes has been destroyed by arson
Fire destroys organ, shatters stained glass at Nantes cathedral in France
Police have launched an arson investigation after an inferno broke out at Nantes Cathedral this morning which took 104 firefighters to control.
Smoke was seen billowing out of the 15th-century structure in France as emergency services desperately tried to extinguish the inferno which is believed to have started at the cathedral's organ.
Prosecutor Pierre Sennes said three fires had been started at the site and authorities were treating the incident as a criminal act. He gave no other details.
You will remember that the politicians and media bent over backwards to offer alternatives to arson for the Notre Dame fire. Well maybe now they will figure this out. Shortly after the Notre Dame fire an article pointed out that there had been over 1000 cases of muslims trying to torch a church or vandalizing a church in France in the past year. France and Europe is in denial. They are at war but they aren't defending or fighting it. The last time I visited Paris my wife and I were walking in one of the less safe parts of town but enjoying our sightseeing. It was just before noon and pretty safe. We went into a cafe and ordered some food. I recognized right away that the proprietor was a immigrant probably a Muslim. So I simply told my wife to sit at the table while I ordered and we had no problem. I doubt that I would do that again - walk that part of town and enter a cafe. Paris is burning. You won't see it in the news, which seems odd to me, but many nights cars in certain parts of Paris just burst into flames and the police and fire department don't go to deal with it. Within 20 years France will have a strong minority party of Muslim politicians and they will have sharia (at least in some places). Yet they act as though nothing is wrong.
If anyone is also following CTH, I rather think that a reckoning is coming for Mueller and Weissmann.
Re: Cancel Culture at Princeton
Sorry, but this story is not what it appears to be. Read this excerpt: "While free speech permits students and faculty to make arguments that are bold, provocative, or even offensive, we all have an obligation to exercise that right responsibly," Eisgruber said in a statement to The Daily Princetonian. "Joshua Katz has failed to do so, and I object personally and strongly to his false description of a Princeton student group as a 'local terrorist organization.'"
This statement accomplishes thee objectives:
1. It fails to address the conduct of the so-called "Student Organization". This gets the university off the hook for enforcing any kind of discipline on-campus. The Princeton administration is "Woke". And they don't want to get fired for arguing with the black kids. So it will never happen.
2. It paints the craven cowardly Princeton staff as "Brave Moral Heroes!" This moron Eisgruber is participating in a carefully orchestrated fraud. Can you see the set-up? He's going out on a limb for those darling kids! After all, he objects "personally' and "strongly" to criticism of their conduct. He has a moral duty to protect the sensitive feelings of the black murderous thugs who riot on campus. So he's allied with the black champions of freedom! And he'll never get beat-up or fired.
3. It asks the reader to assume that a bunch of affirmative action ghetto rats are supposed to be at Princeton. Of course they aren't. Those black kids aren't smart enough to be at Princeton, and most of them are really bad people, as well. Those little hoodlums just want to smoke pot, have sex, and cause trouble for four years. Hey, it's a great deal; a paid-vacation with a meal plan.
Anyway, we have Nick Gillespie at reason.com to thank for this slick piece of propaganda. Reason, if you don't know, is also "Woke". So telling lies in support of "the cause" is the right thing to do. Carry on, comrade. Carry on.
The only reason the Black fish are being shown as super-black is because they suffer the systemic oppression of White fish and white fishermen. Left unmolested they would have powerful family values and do well at schooling. Fish lives matter!
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