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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

"Indigenous Peoples Day Of Rage"

What purpose does all this mayhem on Columbus Day 2020 serve?



The above are. a merely a few samples from the link at the beginning of this blog post. Read and watch the rest HERE.


  1. Rage is often incoherent. Why is there so much anger?

    1. The lack of the thought process providing a rational response often leaves only the basic irrational response.
      Anger and rage are not the same.
      I get angry often. I can't remember when I last raged, but it could be just around the corner :)

    2. You'll probably "rage" when Michigan passes the gay rights bill that just entered the legislature.

  2. These aren’t truly angry people. They are hooligans dressed up to play the role of social justice warriors. There is nothing to gain by protesting some event that occurred 528 years in the past. Nothing. Um ... neither are black people indigenous to the United States. But, on the other hand, if I’m wrong and these people truly are angry about Christopher Columbus, then it is possible that the overuse of chloride in our drinking water has transformed some of us into dangerously stupid people. I only mentioned the chloride because I’ve never seen the French protesting Caesar’s conquest of Gaul and it's a better theory than tens of thousands of leftist mothers dropping their infants on their heads.

  3. I think there is an innate human instinct to be in charge of one's own life, but one needs to be taught how to do that. That's what parenting is supposed to be all about - about equipping your child to face adulthood on his/her own resources. But we have been through several generations of "helicopter parents," who kept children sheltered and overly cared for. These generations of children have entered adulthood and are enraged that no one is taking care of them any more. That is compounded by schools that did not teach them the fine art of critical thinking.

    Thus you have young adults acting like children because then have the expectations of children; the idea that they are not responsible for their ofn success, or even their own well being, and unable to figure out why things are not working out well for them. Thus they adopt as their credo whatever claptrap is fed to them by their teachers, no matter how visibly nonsensical it may be.

    Socialism is good, and failed everywhere it has been tried only because they did it wrong, but we will do it right. That you have a crappy job only because you are black can be proven by the fact that no black person anywhere in this racist nation has a good job. That you are failing because you are female can be proven by the obvious fact that no woman anywhere is succeeding.

  4. They could not have been ANTIFA because an idea cannot topple a statue and according to predator joe ANTIFA is just an idea.

    If anyone should be protesting it is the Native American. They are ridiculed with their name in sports, they are discriminated against in the workplace and they are held captive by the government and mismanagement by the BIA.

    They protest in Portland because they are allowed to and the citizens seem to not care.

    We have state governments to manage the states, mayors to manage the cities and if they are not doing the job it is time for the residents of that city/state to demand better. The federalists should stay out of it.

    Jayhawk, I hope you didn't mean racist nation or systemic racism because that is an injustice to all of us who are not.
    the term Systemic racism is an excuse not a reason for not succeeding.

  5. Both my wife and I lean left, with no apologies. We have no idea what drives people to these levels. Same thing on the "Laker Celebration." Why are there looters at a victory party?


    1. Could it be that it's because they Hate America?

      It sure looks that way!

    2. Their hatred is part of it but it would do you well to look at the totality of the demonstrations.

      A lot of monuments to Jim Crow have come down and that was what the Alexandria demonstration was all about, a reaction to the elimination of "southern culture" aka white supremacy.

      The movement has been successful at getting symbols of white supremacy removed from the public square and should be allowed its inevitable excesses.

    3. Debonair... it could be that like a lot of people, they hate some things about America.

    4. Duck, Cancel culture will affect everyone for decades to come. I would support placing all of them in a park so generations to come could view them.
      We should tear-down all statues because all of them offend someone. A statue of Christ could offend jews and a star of David could offend atheists, Sam Adams, George Washington and Paul Revere offend someone. Custer offends the Native American so with all these offending someone tear them all down.
      I have never seen a statue of jim crowe.

      The groups tear the statues down because we let them.

  6. As an aside, it has gotten to the point that if I want to post something that happened in "real time"I am stuck to posting twitter tweets.... YouTube has become worthless... and the media simply won't cover it. A worse example is the miserable coverage of the Fox coverage by Peter Doocy. I check out the local rags and we find that the real story is not covered. I picked up on it when Biden showed up here in Amish Lancaster County. Zero truth.They cut out the local reporters entirely who ask real questions. Just saying this for the record.

    1. Bunkerville,
      They cut out the local reporters entirely who ask real questions.

      I can't say that I'm surprised.

  7. "What purpose does it serve?"

    The community-mob law breaking begins in the town council meeting. They see what rules their "coucilmen" are willing to ignore, and if they can 'guide" the council into greater and greater pandering to their rule breaking. This quickly progressess onto the streets of Berkeley, Portland, Kenosha, etc...

    What really binds a community, what really tells people that they are members of the same group is not their knowing what laws to follow but their knowing what laws to break. Attachment to community comes about through identification with the suspension or transgression of the law.- Slavoj Zizek, "Metastases of Enjoyment"

    This is how the "movement" builds.

  8. Explosive Revelations From Hunter Biden's Recovered Hard Drive

    The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

    “Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the e-mail reads.

  9. Dude, everything is explosive but few things are. This will be all the talk from the right and the left will ignore it or say it is not true. Remember there is only one station who will make this a story and the remaining 500 will ignore it.

  10. We are a nation of toddlers ruled by cowards. A deadly combination.

    1. I don't know about the toddlers bit, but as a nation you do seem have trouble accepting criticism with anything approaching grace, no matter how historically grounded that criticism might be.
      I think we'd all agree that it is important that German and Japanese citizens understand their countries' recent crimes. But I don't think it is any less important for British and American citizens to understand our countries' history too, without defensively minimizing our ancestors' transgressions.

    2. Jez,
      Are you, then, in favor of reparations?

    3. Schools in this country teach about slavery and Jim Crow.
      Both are dead now. This is ripping scabs.

    4. Jez,
      My ancestors' transgressions do not involve the black race.

      None of my ancestors held slaves.

      Now, about my ancestors' transgressions....On my mother's side, they involve a deadly feud over an Indian burial ground on my grandfather's farm. He wanted the artifacts and bones to stay undisturbed -- never mind how much he needed that land to grow crops for his hardscrabble existence. His brother, on the other hand, wanted to loot the burial ground.

      My grandfather died of a shotgun blast. A suicide? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Before he died, he signed over the land to his brother -- forced to do so, I think.

      My great uncle took possession of the land, and that possession included forcing my grandmother and her two young children off the land -- homeless but for her parents' willingness to take in her and the children. Risky! My great uncle was on a tear to kill her son.

      Years later, my grandmother's son shot his uncle to death. He served time for it.

      And to this day, I cannot visit that corner of Appalachia. I tried around 2005 and found out that I (a possible heir?) was not welcome. My husband and I got into the car and put miles between us and "them."


    5. On my father's side (Mennonites or Moravians of some ilk), nobody held slaves.

      My father's side did shun, however. I saw that for myself when my father shunned his favorite sister for transgressing him when he was trying to execute his mother's will. Dad clearly warned her: "Call me one more time at work, and I'll shun you." Well, she called him one more time. Fool!

      Dad shunned Alice till her dying day, but did attend her funeral -- indicating that he had forgiven her.

      I went to that funeral with my parents, and everyone gasped when Dad walked in. Mennonites, or descended from Mennonites, they knew what Dad's attending the funeral meant.

      I suppose that one could say that Dad's forgiveness was a form of reparations.

    6. The difficulty in accepting criticism is a personal dysfunction more than it is national. Criticism makes us uncomfortable and on occasion de-stabilizing. Few people, no matter where they come from, are able to accept criticism with grace. As humans, we tend to want to feel good about ourselves (and our country), so that no matter how well- intentioned criticism may be, we resent any suggestion that there are somethings about us, individually or our nation, that we shouldn’t feel good about, and this causes us to lash out.

      History is what it is, and the fact is that unless we are speaking about very recent history, none of us had much to do about what happened “back in the day.” No one in my family, back to the mid-1600s, owned or employed slaves. My ancestors fought on both sides during the Civil War. I can argue that the north side of the family may have fought to free the slaves, and that the south side of the family, not being slave owners, fought for a different cause. Whatever the reasons, I do not feel any inherited responsibility for the plague of slavery. I have never celebrated any historical figure for owning slaves (Washington, Jefferson, Lee) but rather admire them because of their philosophical eloquence. As for slave ownership, all three men owned slaves through inheritance, and eventually freed them.

      The rage of BLM and other racist movements loses itself on most of us because we see no justification for reliving the past. The statues of men being torn down were men of their day, they were good, bad, and indifferent. They were human, who understood their world in the context of their own time. Few of us agree with what happened “back then,” but none of us can change it. And for all the hypocrites pointing fingers at the American south, racism (before and after the Civil War) was as bad, or worse in the northern states, than it ever was in the south. Few northerners had any problem with “separate but equal.” Few Yankees (Democrats) had any problem confining blacks to slums and ghettos and keeping them there (through subsidized housing programs) even today. Both northern and southern democrats were firmly behind policies that diminished people of color.

      Returning to criticism, we are at least smart enough to wonder why ethnic's and ethnic-wannabe’s criticize present-day Americans for something we had no control over. And, for the most part, still have no control over. It is the Democrats who favor the wanton murder of (millions of) unborn black babies, not conservatives. Democrats favor policies that ignore the untoward behavior of hooligans, conservatives prefer non-violent, thoughtful, productive behavior —which no one should mistake for a willingness to be pushed around by thugs. We will not tolerate that. So then, what is the purpose of criticism? If its purpose is to make us angry, then Obama’s radical plan of fundamentally changing the United States, worked ... simply not to the benefit of the American Republic going forward. If, as Silver suggests, that criticism’s only purpose is picking at scabs .... then we have to conclude that it wasn’t honorable criticism and not worth the breath through which communicated.

    7. What the Left is doing isn't just "criticism". It's the building of an "anti-" movement. Anti-Fascism. Anti-Racism. Anti-Nativism (unless you're aboriginal).

    8. ...and ANYONE who disagrees is a RACIST, FASCIST, NATIONALIST!

    9. Silver said... "Schools in this country teach about slavery and Jim Crow."

      I've thought a lot about this the last few months. Both my black wife and I attended the same elementary and high schools. Different middle schools due to where her family lived in the city.

      We had many common teachers over the years. We also attended the same program, in the same college.

      No school ever taught us about slavery, other than to say it existed. The reality of life as a slave was never covered. She was disciplined for even trying to write a report on slavery in her elementary school.

      Nowhere were we formally taught about Jim Crow laws, Dred Scott or for that matter, the Japanese internment during WWII.

      She was taught about these events orally, from family lore and experience, her grandparents watching over their Japanese neighbors house for years so that family could get their house back after they were released from Manzanar.

      Schools today may teach about slavery and Jim Crow, but schools in sunny 1960's/1970's California sure didn't. From grade school to the university, those "sins" were mostly ignored.

    10. Dave,
      Nowhere were we formally taught about Jim Crow laws, Dred Scott or for that matter, the Japanese internment during WWII....From grade school to the university, those "sins" were mostly ignored.

      Not my experience at all. Then, again, I was in a private Christian school, 4th through 12th, and then the University of Virginia (George Mason College of UVA).

    11. @ Dave

      Secondary classes are summary courses ... overview because time doesn’t allow for the detail found in college and university level courses. Moreover younger people do not understand complex events/relationships. They emote rather than think critically.

    12. Mustang,
      Secondary classes are summary courses

      Good point.

      Where I went to school, at least two of my high school years were devoted to American History. And 7th Grade included a comprehensive course of Virginia History. A few years later, the Virginia History course was dumbed down, and that same excellent textbook became the college text for an American History course.

    13. I don't doubt that California lacked the same kind of history courses.

    14. @Silverfiddle: I don't know that they are dead. I'm not the guy to do it, but I've seen better-prepared historians than I draw a line connecting contemporary policies all the way back to Jim Crow. It's not explicit any more, I grant you, but that's why I attach so much more significance to the dog-whistles than you do.

      @AoW: I favour removal of barriers to social mobility for ethnic minorities, but reparations is not a useful tool imo. Your responses are interesting, but if a German were to respond this way whenever mid-20th century antisemitism came up, wouldn't we both think there was a larger point he was missing? Do we have the same expectations of ourselves as we do of citizens of the old Axis powers?

  11. As I'm sure that you already know. Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to e-mails obtained by The New York Post,a newspaper that has one of the countries largest newspaper readership.

  12. A target of blackmail:
    As in the assassination of the Seal Team Six, and the blackmail payoff to the Iran Government by Obama; which
    will be the next shoe to drop.


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