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Friday, September 23, 2016

Charlotte Riots & the Corrosive Effects of Toxic Progressivism

Here we go again.

Our television screens, newspapers, and social media are full of images and reports of "protestors" in Charlotte protesting "racism" in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed  armed black man by a white black policeman who works for a white black police chief and a male Republican  female Democrat mayor. You don't need me to tell you that the "protestors," a mix of mostly black and some white thugs out for a big party, many from out of state, who "demonstrated" by throwing rocks at cops, threatening motorists, trashing hotels, and looting stores in beautiful Charlotte are products of the decades of toxic and corrosive progressive sludge that has poured into and out of our core institutions.

Do most of these "protestors" really give a damn about "justice"? "Racism"? "Inequality"? Or, even, about the dead man in this still unresolved incident? No. In fact, one of these partying "demonstrators" has now been arrested for murdering another partying "demonstrator." The riots and marches are hoaxes that the media and the other progressive forces in the country insist we take seriously as expressions of anger over all that is wrong in America. But look at the faces on most of these "protestors." They're having fun! They're laughing at everyone.

Now, of course, many of us do take this all seriously but not exactly in the way our progressive overlords meant. Gun sales have shot upward, yet again, with stores in the Charlotte area sold out. I, myself, sit in California, some 3,000 miles away, and have just put a hold deposit on a new S&W 44 Mag for pick up once the mandated thirty-day wait between gun purchases has lapsed. I am buying lots of ammo and practicing regularly.

Progressivism has condemned millions of poor black and hispanic citizens in America to crumbling and violent hellish inner cities. The progressive political machine makes them dependent on the welfare crumbs and the slogans thrown their way. To point this out, results in the unleashing of the progressive insult machine which demands politically correct speech and thought. The progressives need and use the poor; under progressivist rule, there is no hope for the poor to stop being poor. Just as planned.

In addition, of course, progressivism requires a constant effort to undermine joy and happiness. Nothing is safe from redefinition and manipulation in the pursuit of the always elusive "social justice." Progressives demand that everything be politicized 24/7. There are no safe spaces from politics. We see pampered, multimillionaire athletes, largely illiterate products of progressive educational institutions, "taking a knee" when the national anthem plays, and the fad spreads. The universities pour out a stream of essentially uneducated, self-entitled, joyless cry babies, so stupid that they have mortgaged their future in pursuit of worthless degrees that testify only to their worthless educations. Our universities are joyless places of no thought and of stifling intellectual repression. The attack on core values and institutions is ceaseless. We are to have no borders, no flag, no sports, no unifying ethos that makes us a nation. Our nation is not legitimate, apparently, because it is not perfect per, of course, those ever-elusive and flexible social justice standards.

As noted, the progressive assault on our traditions and institutions is ceaseless. Not only are major ones such as marriage and the military under assault, but even minor ones such as Boy Scouts and gender-differentiated restrooms. The language, itself, is being reshaped as thought and expression are censored. There is a push to do away with traditional "maleness," the "Band of Brothers" kind one saw on the beaches of Normandy, and replace it with pajama boys who seek to pee in the ladies restroom. Progressive Hollywood insists on filling our screens with "bad ass" women who can use both brains and fists to take on any obnoxious (white) man. In real life, of course, the progressives demand endless legislation, orders, regulations, and procedures to protect women. Even the most intimate interactions between male and female are now the province of lawyers and bureaucrats. Woe to the man who doesn't follow the rule book, especially on a campus . . .

Criminally inept or maybe better said just criminal policies by our "leaders" in the West, have eroded Western power and influence throughout the world. They have destroyed the already turbulent Middle East, unleashing unprecedented instability and violence, and loosing upon us an invasion of "refugees" who threaten to undermine our culture and rape and murder us in our own streets and homes. There is, as I have stated many times, a Molotov-Von Ribbentrop alliance between progressives and jihadis, united in their hatred of Western civilization and its values.

Our progressive leaders lecture us on past misdeeds by the West for which we must pay penance, and tell us, as has the idiotic mayor of New York, that we need more Muslims. The equally as idiotic mayor of London, himself a Muslim, tells us to get used to terror, that it's the "new normal." Great European cities are now blighted with violent "no go" zones; rape, murder, assault are spiking all over Europe.

Obama and Clinton want to replicate the German, French, Belgian, Dutch, and Scandinavian migration disasters here in America. According to Hillary, everybody has the right to immigrate to the USA. We have no right, apparently, to say "No" to anybody. Only the West has no right to preserve itself, all else can defend their culture against "appropriation" and invasion. We must accept those who adhere to a creed that threatens us with destruction in order to make us stronger, safer, and, above all, "better." Bland word salads about "tough" vetting of these migrants are meant to assure us that all will be right. Move along. Nothing to see here.

That no such vetting is possible, is no secret. The migrants come bearing a totalitarian creed, Islam, that hates our civilization and vows to destroy it. Whether they currently belong to AQ or ISIS is irrelevant as we saw in the New York/New Jersey bombings. The shadow of "radicalization" looms over them all.

I am voting for Trump, in case you forgot. In fact, I suspect, that these "protests" will drive voters to the Trump camp. Will that make a difference? I hope it will, but I don't know. What I know is we face a genuinely dire situation in our country and throughout what's left of Western civilization. Perhaps November 8 in the voting booth is the last time and place we will have some sort of a chance for a peaceful counter-attack. I don't know. What I do know is that if we continue on the current path, my children and their children will live in a much changed, much poorer, much more dangerous and intellectually stifled world than the one we knew.




33 comments:

  1. Apologies to readers of this post. There were some major glitches in putting this piece up; lots of paras got dropped or scrambled. I hope I have fixed it.

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    1. I must admit -- it's certainly easier now to follow what you had in mind. I hope others come back to read the corrected version.

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  2. I was a kid in the 70's and 80's, and the world is already changed, not for the better. I never could have imagined I'd have a government actively causing unrest, while simultaneously lobbying to disarm the peaceful. That we'd have a government importing new people simply to change the voting demographics in favor of the government. That we'd have a government in sympathy with those who mean to enslave or kill us.

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    1. Hey, I barely remember the '50's and have very clear memories of the '60's--from the building of the Cuban Missile Crisis, building of the Berlin Wall, and all the rest down to the radicalization achieved by 1968.

      Sometimes I think it's time for the rest of us to rebel--but do we care enough to do so?

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    2. Rebellion against 1968 gave us enhanced enforcement of Prohibition. And you know what that does. The example of Alcohol Prohibition should provide some clues.

      And Nixon like Harry J. Anslinger (look him up) gave us some clues.

      "Look, we understood we couldn't make it illegal to be young or poor or black in the United States, but we could criminalize their common pleasure. We understood that drugs were not the health problem we were making them out to be, but it was such a perfect issue...that we couldn't resist it." - John Ehrlichman, White House counsel to President Nixon on the rationale of the War on Drugs.

      Bernie gave us some clues in this election cycle.

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  3. "rape, murder, assault are spiking all over Europe": but 'spiking' implies that those rates will come down again. I wonder.

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  4. "There is, as I have stated many times, a Molotov-Von Ribbentrop alliance between progressives and jihadis, united in their hatred of Western civilization and its values."

    Yep. And here's how:

    http://www.memrijttm.org/in-latest-issues-of-their-english-magazines-isis-and-al-qaeda-take-different-tacks-to-address-racial-tensions-in-west.html

    And conveniently, when (as a POTUS campaign grinds inexorably toward its end):

    "On September 9, 2016, Al-Qaeda's media wing Al-Sahab released a video message by the group's leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Al-Zawahiri reiterates the reasons behind the attacks and their impact on the U.S., and urges the mujahideen to focus on targeting the U.S. and its allies, and to bring the battle onto their own soil as well. Appealing to non-Muslim African-Americans, he blames their woes on the U.S. and calls to them to convert to Islam."

    http://www.memrijttm.org/on-15th-anniversary-of-911-al-qaeda-leader-al-zawahiri-urges-mujahideen-to-focus-on-targeting-us-incites-black-christians-against-us-and-calls-them-to-islam.html

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  5. "... some sort of pajama boy who seeks to pee in the ladies restroom"
    Sitting down will be mandated.

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    1. I have read this is already being pressed in Germany where men are instructed to be a "Sitzpinkler." Fortunately, there are German courts with sense.

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    2. I can understand looking down upon those who leave a mess but my definitions tend to be influenced by Scripture ... who pisseth against the wall ...

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  6. http://maverickphilosopher.typepad.com/maverick_philosopher/2016/09/the-islamization-of-knowledge.html

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  7. Hurry November 8th!

    And as he often does, WLA brings light and clarity to the dark and dangerous world that is enveloping and crushing us! Moreover, sincere thanks in general, to the 5th Estate, for doing the Patriotic and Intellectual Duty that the 4th Estate has abdicated!
    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZo2hhvvlpw

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  9. "See Something, Shoot Something"

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  10. Grief, Diplo, what a depressing read. I would vote Trump if I could. I trust Americans will do what is right.

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    1. Why can't you vote for Trump? All sorts of foreigners where I live are voting for Hillary . . .

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    2. ...foreigners where I live are voting for Hillary...

      Yes, but they had walking p-newmonya and mercifully happened to cross the border into the embrace of Sheikh Obamba's new caliphate welfare state! Hay amigo! we luv dis contree wear wee go ta vote?

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  11. After the New York bombing, and the attempt to bomb the Marine benefit run in New Jersey, I read that some trains had to back up and disembark their passengers at stations not their own. Here's hoping some suffered an awakening.

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  13. Well. You leave out that besides the imported protestors there are actual grievances. You might want to look up what Black Republican Senator Tim Scott has to say about "Driving While Black". Police don't treat all races equally.

    A lot of that has to do with the differential enforcement of Prohibition. That grievance has been weaponized in the Black community. We could fix it by ending Prohibition.

    We could stop funding gangs with Prohibition. Violence in the Black community would very likely decline.

    We could stop funding the Taliban with Prohibition.

    The last obstacle to ending Prohibition is Republicans. Just as they were the last obstacle in 1932.

    And yes. Progressives started it. So why do Republicans continue to adhere to a Progressive program? It is a wonder.

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    1. I probably should add I'm voting Trump and support him where I blog.

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    2. I have written a lot on this blog about putting an end to the idiotic drug war.

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    3. Republicans consider it a political success to occupy ground "progressives" have long vacated. They call it winning.

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    4. Or perhaps ww, the GOP is just settling for their warmed over garbage -- go along to get along! What would tickle me, is to see the GOP get out in front of the socialists propaganda issues, rather than lament their success by throwing mud and tossing the baby out with the bathwater! Case in point:"Sustainability" a terrific conservative word if ever there was one! But no, instead, we leave the field moaning about environmental whackos! Own it, shape it, repackage it as a Republican Ideal -- not unlike the post civil war era NRA empowering slaves to defend themselves- Freedom! What a concept!
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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    5. I think a lot of this is the daily exposure of cops to the dregs of society. My brother-in-law was a cop in Chicago. My sister was pretty much bleeding heart racial healing type as we were both raised by a black nursemaid who came to live with us when she was born in 1941 and stayed the rest of her life. My sister took care of her until she died at 95. Her life as a cop's wife changed her attitudes and and she is more cynical than I, if possible. The welfare state has destroyed the black family and left us with feral children growing up to be thugs and whores.

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  14. Simon says: "Well. You leave out that besides the imported protestors there are actual grievances... The last obstacle to ending Prohibition is Republicans"

    Okay Si, so we deduce the attacking force was 70% outsiders, and 30% insiders! So where were the community's defenders? Oh that's right, they telegraphed that they would not "prohibit" the propagandized and paid for marxist political protest/riots! So predictably the wolves took over the sheeples pen! From City to Highway!

    Sorry to report Brother Simon, short of a miraculus intervention, The only way to deter the mass violence of hired force, is by a stronger force, or a believable facsimile thereof! As for the 'opiate/poison of the black masses' ie making drugs readily available, and free to every addict may indeed put a dent in the criminal syndicate's bottomline over the short term! However that worm of convenience will turn, (methadone) and those GOPe "Republicans" who provide the means for Suicide by Drugs will in time be called to account for their immorality, if not criminality! Bet on it!

    Modern American's REAL failing is that they, and their leadership, weren't/aren't strong enough to stand against the progressive gobbledygook! We as a people are paying the price now for our weakness. As the jackals in bushes await their turn at the remains which was once America.

    What you're alluding to Simon, aka "grievence", is in actuality a very popular psycho-political phenomena called displacement! Blame the Cops, whitey, hispanics, Jessie's jews etc etc etc for what the Democrat progressive Black Culture has made of their people over the last 60 years or so.
    IMHO it will take as many generations of saying NO to the progs deadly tactics, as it did to say YES, and provide the welfare and social programs with which to kill a self- reliant culture and the USA with!

    As for your allusion to ending drug "prohibition" as a cure- all: "Police don't treat all races equally. A lot of that has to do with the >differential enforcement< of Prohibition. That grievance has been weaponized in the Black community. We could fix it by ending Prohibition."
    To that prescription I say, MALARKEY !

    Suggest Si, that you find and read a copy of Heather McDonald's new book, it may be a revelation? As it has been for many deniers, and other socialist sock-puppets Although I think the Cops have figured it out as a function of survival.

    "Blacks are also disproportionately represented among cop killers. In 2013, blacks made up 42 percent of all cop killers whose race was known." Hmmm wonder, have things gotten any better under the last years of the BO regime?
    On Watch~~~
    Let's Roll"
    https://www.amazon.com/War-Cops-Attack-Order-Everyone/dp/1594038759

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  15. P.S. I didn't have an opportunity to hear America's most righteous preacher Preach on Charlotte, so I went looking in the dogpile for what he left behind, and found the following account which sounds pretty much like something the Reverend would spout:

    "Jackson was on Fox Business to discuss his...theory. When asked what he thought about the Charlotte riots, he offered this...answer:

    “I would urge us to look at the context of this rebellion. These public executions are a lot to take. It’s Walter Scott, it’s Baton Rouge, it’s, in the case of Tulsa, Okla., that’s fueling this,” said Jackson.

    He then showed his approval for the violent mayhem with his conspiracy theory excuse:

    “In the case of Charlotte there is suspicion they’re covering something up. So you have this cloud of public, kind of legal lynchings. That is deeply emotional and people react with their gut. [It’s] one thing for neighbor on neighbor to have a shootout. But, when the ultimate authority with the gun and the badge has authority to be the arresting officer, the profiler, and the executioner, that is a lot to take,” Jackson said.

    That’s 5 racially inflammatory and utterly preposterous ideas presented in just 4 short sentences.

    . . . If you think that’s impressive, check this out. When asked what the solution to all of his race garbage is, Jackson threw this out:

    “I think we should ban assault weapons, we should have background checks. Open-carry guns is very risky and very dangerous and very wrong,” said Jackson.

    [The writer sarcastically, but correctly concludes]: Well obviously. When a black criminal gets killed for pulling a gun on a black cop and then black people riot and loot, law-abiding Americans should be stripped of their 2nd Amendment rights. It’s the only logical solution because if the good guys are disarmed, black criminality will simply disappear."

    Ya sure ya betcha,
    and Have a Nice Day Sir!:)
    OW~~~
    "Let's Roll"

    http://downtrend.com/71superb/jesse-jackson-charlotte-riots-are-ok-because-the-police-are-lying

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  16. Kick-off at 9.00 PM. Pre-game show already underway.

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    1. Wondering if a RIOT scheduled for Hempstead later tonite? That end of the Island is home to hordes of BLM types! Probably won't have to import any bruthas at all... Suspect that by midnite it'll be labeled a 'help yourself zone' by the looters!

      TRUMP 2016

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  17. Looters aka "unaffiliated shoppers" will steal anything but work boots.

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  18. well there ya go... common refrain from trump... 'nice talk.. but you've been at this for 30 YEARS! Where is it??' could you have asked for more?
    didn't finish the debate

    - reader #148

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