Friday, March 24, 2017

Malcom Muggeridge Explains

"So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over--a weary, battered old brontosaurus--and became extinct."
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Will Smith: You Can't Be Scared To Die For The Truth

Truth Warrior

If You Live In One of These States...

...the FBI has YOUR FACE on file for use in its facial recognition system, FACE.
The FBI has been given access to ID files such as driver's licenses in these states so that the faces and ID can be on file for the
FBI Grilled On Extent Of Its Facial Recognition Program
Lawmakers express anger and horror over the agency's face recognition system, which now has unfettered accesses to ID photos in 18 states
According to a comprehensive report released last year by researchers at Georgetown Law, roughly half of all Americans have their photos accessible by a law enforcement face recognition system. The report found that 16 states grant the FBI free access to driver’s license photos for its Next Generation Identification and Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation (FACE) photo-searching systems. The House Oversight Committee also recently learned that two additional states — Arizona and Maryland — have been added, bringing the total to 18 states.

The hearing’s panelists quickly concurred that even if the FBI doesn’t directly control some of the photo databases, it can still easily access them with no independent oversight. Agreements with the Department of Motor Vehicles in 18 states currently allow the agency’s face-matching system to freely access residents’ driver’s license photos in order to conduct virtually unlimited face recognition searches, according to Alvaro Bedoya, a surveillance researcher who sat on the panel, and a coauthor of the Georgetown Law face recognition report.

“Who owns and operates a database matters a lot less than who uses it and how it’s used,” Bedoya said.

Jennifer Lynch, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said that Del Greco’s statement is false, noting the FBI repository does in fact include the photos of people not suspected of any crime. She referred to a section of the Georgetown report, which is based on FBI documents showing that photos of non-criminals comprise roughly 16% of the FBI’s NGI database.

An FBI spokesperson did not respond to Vocativ’s request for comment.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dartmouth; A Study in Deterioration After Seizure by SJWs

Take Back Dartmouth
The Gramscian March through the institutions has been completed in many venues. The result is close to the end objectives of the Cloward-Piven desire of total destruction in order to rebuild a beautiful top-down utopia (never mind the empirical examples of that happening with the top-down direction of Lenin, Mao, Pol Pot, and - closer to home - Castro, and Ortega).

Will Dartmouth shake its collective head, come back to its senses, realizing the errors of its ways? SJWs always double down and focus on rooting out dissent, which is immoral of course. That's what will be the first and primary response. They absolutely cannot be wrong, ever.

Befuddling Poor Angela Merkel

Merkel is clearly not up to speed in Trump-speak. I suspect he just suggested that Germany stop importing Muslims for the next generations to deal with. If so, no wonder she's conflusterpated. And the text on the image reflects the same mental mess of the Leftists everywhere.

I personally approve of Trump not shaking her hand; why pretend? She's not a competent leader despite her title. She should not be legitimized as such.

How To Be Smug About Not Being Smug

Conor Lynch at Salon: We're obviously still way better'n them, but we need to stop being smug about it... or at least appearing smug, so choke it down and fake it, class warriors.
The smug style in American liberalism: It’s not helping, folks — but there’s a better way
Maybe it's human nature to gloat while Trump's voters lose their health care — but it's not the path to victory
We should at least pretend that they are not Deplorable. You know, hold our noses long enough to get their votes. They'll finally figure out that we know what's best for them, and they'll vote and shut up.

Read it as far as you can get without retching...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Not Fake News: Stop Right Here - Watch This Girl Go!

The HATE Group Called SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center)

The SPLC lists people they don't like, and sets them up for retributions such as shooting, boycotts, personal violence and other punishment by Leftist Goons.
The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee
By Carl M. Cannon
RealClear Politics
March 19, 2017

Under different circumstances, Alabama civil rights lawyer Morris S. Dees and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray might have been colleagues, even pals. Instead, Murray found himself in a near-riot at Middlebury College after accepting a speaking invitation from Republican students at the Vermont school. Students and faculty galvanized by Dees’ political organization barred Murray from speaking. They shouted him down, chanted their own manifesto, and pulled fire alarms to prevent him from being heard.

When Murray and Middlebury professor Allison Stanger tried to leave the building, they were followed by protesters who accosted them physically. The professor was grabbed by the hair and her neck twisted—she was fitted with a neck brace at a hospital—and their car rocked in a way that alarmed local authorities.

It was another victory for opponents of free speech, and if that seems like an incongruous scalp for a civil rights lawyer to wear, well, our politics are pretty odd these days.

Charles Murray is a political scientist with a doctorate degree from M.I.T. The American Enterprise Institute is a Washington-based think tank devoted to “defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.” Its scholars believe these goals can be attained by promoting democracy and strengthening the free enterprise system in the U.S. and around the globe.

Morris Dees is a born salesman who was a committed capitalist before he entered elementary school. “When I was 5, I bought a pig for a dollar. I fattened it up and sold it for $12,” he once told People magazine. “I always had a feel for making money.”

When his mother sent him a fruitcake his freshman year in Tuscaloosa, Morris and classmate Millard Fuller wrote other students’ parents offering to deliver freshly baked birthday cakes. Soon they were selling 350 cakes per month. By the time they left law school, they were making $50,000 a year—$400,000 in today’s dollars.

After graduation, Dees and Fuller hung out a shingle and practiced law. But the real money came from their mail order business, peddling everything from cookbooks to tractor cushions. In 1969, Dees sold the direct-mail firm to the Times Mirror Co. for $6 million. By then, Fuller had cashed out, given away his money, and with his wife gone to live a Christian life building homes for the poor—efforts culminating in the creation of Habitat for Humanity.

Dees also started a nonprofit, which he named the Southern Poverty Law Center. But he gave up neither the high life nor the direct-mail business. He lives in luxury with his fifth wife and still runs the SPLC, which has used the mail-order model to amass a fortune. Its product line is an unusual one: For the past 47 years, Morris Dees has been selling fear and hate.

The business model is simple, albeit cynical, and best illustrated by its most famous case. In 1987, a Dees-led legal team won a $7 million judgment against the Ku Klux Klan in a wrongful death suit on behalf of Beulah Mae Donald, the mother of a 19-year-old kid murdered by members of the racist group. But the defendants’ total assets amounted to a building worth $52,000. That’s how much Mrs. Donald, who died the following year, received. But Dees reaped $9 million for the SPLC from fundraising solicitations about the case, including one showing a grisly photo of Michael Donald’s corpse.

Today, the center boasts a treasury of more than $300 million, the richest civil rights group in the country.

But with the Ku Klux Klan literally out of business, how was the SPLC able to frighten people into still donating? That’s where the AEI’s Charles Murray reenters our story, along with many other mainstream conservative groups. Scaring the bejesus out of people requires new bogeymen, and lots of them.

In recent years, you can find yourself on the SPLC’s “hate map” if you haven’t gotten fully aboard on gay marriage — or the Democratic Party’s immigration views. In other words, the Dees’ group classifies individuals and organizations as purveyors of “hate” for holding the same view on marriage espoused by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton until mid-2012.

Such labeling has consequences, which became clear in August 2012 when a gay rights activist named Floyd Lee Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council armed with a 9mm handgun and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. The gun was for killing as many Christians as he could, although he only managed to wound a guard. The sandwiches? He was going to rub them in the faces of his murder victims. Corkins had heard that a Chick-fil-A executive express opposition to gay marriage. Why the Family Research Council? He told police that the Southern Poverty Law Center had labeled it “a hate group.”

This episode prompted the FBI to drop the SPLC as a resource for hate crime cases. It prompted no such soul searching in academia. Before Charles Murray’s abortive visit to Vermont, several hundred Middlebury alums signed a letter opposing his visit. They and the numerous professors and students who protested all cited the SPLC as their sole source for various slanders against Murray: He’s a racist; he favors eugenics; he’s a “white supremacist.”

Murry’s original sin is “The Bell Curve,” a book Murray co-authored more than two decades ago postulating a correlation between poverty and IQ. But it never advocated “eugenics.” Nor is he anti-gay: He’s argued in favor of gay marriage to Republican groups.

The “white supremacist” stuff is especially offensive: Murray, whose first wife was Asian, has mixed-race children.

No matter. The professors who admitted to Professor Stanger that they’d never read a word Murray had written led their students in the chants that drowned out whatever he planned to say at Middlebury.

While the anti-intellectual nature of this juvenile stunt is appalling, what’s worse is that college professors and students at an elite, expensive American college would outsource their thinking to an outfit like the SPLC. One of the professors’ talking points was that his “Bell Curve” research hadn’t been “peer reviewed.” That’s comical when one considers the shoddy nature of the SPLC’s dossiers. As liberal writer Ken Silverstein has noted, “the Law Center is essentially a fraud.”

The most scathing assessments of Dees and his group have always come from the left. Stephen B. Bright, a Yale law professor and president of the Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights, calls Dees a "shyster” and a “con man.” Bright’s primary complaint is that Dees does precious little litigation on behalf of poor people with the amount of money it pulls in. SPLC’s alarmist fundraising scams, shoddy collection of information, and longstanding practice of character assassination has been on the record for years—along with its “F” rating from the respected nonprofit watchdog group Charity Watch.

As long as it is reliably hyper-partisan—and the SPLC criticizes Republicans, not Democrats—the tenured twits in America’s faculty lounges can live with all that, I guess. That’s a disturbing enough thought. But what’s the mainstream media’s excuse? How can we continue to cite it as a source and then even pretend that we are non-partisan?

The American Enterprise Institute today is led by Arthur Brooks, whose passion is attacking poverty. He has interesting ideas about how it can be done, and a willing cohort of idealistic millennials on college campuses who might want to sign on. But with Dees’ disciples shouting and pulling fire alarms and roughing up visiting speakers—and with college professors who brag that they don’t expose themselves to another side of the argument—how will they even hear about it?

Carl M. Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics. Reach him on Twitter @CarlCannon.

So Many Wins

Priorities: Nice Monkey...

Sod Off, Swampy! The Historic Battle of Financial Traders vs Greenpeace Goons

This is old, but gold; I missed this the first time around. Read it all at the site.

Sod Off, Swampy!

I'm still laughing!

Of Course. That's Why Greece Moves Them On Through

Post Truth Revolution

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
George Orwell

CIA Is Out Of Control, FBI on the Hotseat

NSA Documents Prove Surveillance of Donald Trump & His Family
Bombshell discovery shows targets of NSA's "Project Dragnet"
Caught out, with no pants:
Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion
And there's always Comey in the wings:
Comey confronts an angry Congress
The FBI director testifies Monday as members of both parties accuse him of being less than forthcoming about Russia-related probes.
This whole bruhaha originally was FALSE NEWS which turned into a condemnation of the American spook organizations, which report to no one. The Deep State is being inadvertently swept up in Fake News! So let's see: the Donks have revealed their secret allies, by lying about Trump? Way to GO DONKS!


Lying Media

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I Have Submitted This Blog to the SPLC

It would make me proud to be hated by that hate group. I'm not sure why I didn't think of this before now.

If I am accepted, please join me on-line here for the huge celebration.

SPLC: Republicans Are White Supremacist Hate Group

Hate Group Defines a New Hate Group:
Republicans are America’s white-nationalist party now; Senators propose ‘NO HATE Act’; KKK rally planned in Asheboro; and more.

Foreign Policy: The GOP has become America’s white-nationalist party, as racists once confined to fringes take charge.
It's good to make their list; they list everyone who is NOT Leftist, One-Worlder, Marxist dictatorship oriented.

Fixing It

Oh, THERE They Are!

They Always Bite

Hope 'n Change

Inclusive of Only Marxists and Jackboots and Marxist Jackboots

This'll Get'r Goin'

Rachael Gets Tromped