Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Economics, Education, Election 2016, Free Markets, Freedom, Police, Politics, Progressivism, Taxes, Unemployment | Tags: A Classless Society, Flyover Country, White Working-Class Deplorables
Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” have their antecedents in Barack Obama’s “bitter-clingers” and “typical white person.” What is it with these people? I have certainly felt that Obama has deliberately stirred up racial angst in the interest of getting out the black vote for Hillary, for blacks turned out massively for the “first black president,” but are not all that much interested in the first woman president. Hillary doesn’t mention that so much anymore, she has probably noticed that most people just don’t care.
Democrats are worried about this election, so they are pulling out all the stops. Every effort is being made to get as many new citizens sworn in as quickly as possible. Although forbidden by the courts in doing so, Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, is going to great lengths to pass out pardons to felons in his state and register them to vote, in spite of the State’s Supreme Court which told him he couldn’t do that. Democrats are usually dependent on vote fraud to win elections. We’re very familiar with that in Washington State.
But what is all the Class thing? Who are the working class? I thought most people worked for a living. But perhaps growing up rural, as I did, is different. I have always known some people with little education and little money and others who are fabulously wealthy, as did both of my parents. With all the safe spaces and triggering and other nonsense going on in our colleges and universities, people are losing what respect they once had for an Ivy-League education, as has been proven with the mess some Ivy-League grads have made of the country.
Democrats shut down coal-fired power plants and closed the coal mines that provided jobs to thousands of hard0working Americans, and then want to put them on welfare and sneer at them as “deplorables.” Most rural people who live lives closer to the weather and seasons, don’t find it all that unusual to have an occasional hot summer or a dry year, because they’ve seen those things so many times before. They often live near a wind farm and are familiar with the long stretches when there isn’t any wind at all, and the power back-up has to come from one of those power plants they are trying to shut down. And they are often a little dubious about “city people”who seem profoundly ignorant about rural America, and sneer at it as “flyover country.”
I grew up in a classless society. My ancestors came here to escape the burden of class divisions and created a country where the requirements to become President of the United States were to be a native born citizen of at least 35 years of age, and to have been resident in the country for 14 years. Not a single thing in there requiring a Harvard degree, nor offering any special consideration to those who do have one.
The aim of all of Hillary’s graft seems to be the gated estate where she lives in upstate New York. Obama vacations on Martha’s Vineyard or a private beach in Hawaii, has parties for the wealthiest Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley executives, and tells his black constituents that he will be deeply insulted if they don’t turn out to support his chosen successor.
Whatever happened to “There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America — there’s the United States of America”? I guess that was then and this is now.
Filed under: Capitalism, Cool Site of the Day, Education, Foreign Policy, Free Markets, Freedom, Heartwarming, History, Immigration, Media Bias, Politics, The Constitution, The United States | Tags: Constitution Day, Independence Hall, September 17 - 1787
Today is Constitution Day, September 17, celebrating the ratification of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. If you are unfamiliar with the day of celebration, you may be forgiven, for it was only established in 2004, and to further confuse matters, if it occurs on a weekend it is celebrated in schools and government offices on the closest weekday, so they supposedly celebrated yesterday. Check with your child if you have one in school.
The law establishing the American federal observance was created with an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004, and mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on September 17, 1787. It is also Citizenship Day, commemorating the coming of age or by naturalization, of those who have become citizens. (What? You’re not a citizen until you turn 18?)
Iowa schools started celebrating in 1911, and there’s a long history of attempts to make it a national celebration, which aren’t really important anyway. What is important is that a recent survey determined that most college students had no idea who James Madison was, or why he was important. And were astonished to learn that slavery was not practiced only in the United States. No idea of Muslim raids on the British Isles to capture British slaves, or of Muslim slave traders caravans up from ‘darkest Africa’, nor of American Indian slaves. Schools across the country have become very lax in the teaching of American History. And our college students have no idea why the Constitution is a big deal. Oddly enough, the institution that makes the most of American history and the study of the Constitution is Hillsdale College, which receives no federal funding at all. Here is Dr. Larry P. Arn, President of Hillsdale College explaining why they study the Constitution.
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Capitalism, Crime, Domestic Policy, Economics, Economy, Education, Election 2016, Foreign Policy, Free Markets, Media Bias, Police, Politics, Progressivism, Terrorism, Unemployment | Tags: Fear and Trembling, Lies and Accusations, Progressives
This has not been the presidential campaign I would have chosen. These are not the candidates I would have chosen, but here we are. I heard on the radio today, a black woman who is deeply troubled by Donald Trump’s lack of respect for women — which seems to mean his lack of deference to Hillary because she is a woman — one who just accused his voters of being a “basket of deplorables,” bigoted, racist, intolerant. I guess Hillary will blame that misstep on her pneumonia.
Sorry, Hillary, believing in immigration laws and insisting on preventing the flow of illegal aliens is not bigotry, but common sense. It’s high time the President of the United States and his administration start to take terrorism seriously. The Jihadists do take it seriously, and want to destroy Israel and the United States, and are working seriously towards that goal, while we succumb to political correctness and being afraid to criticize Muslims. That is immediately controlled with cries of “Islamophobia.” The most important thing is never to offend?
Donald Trump is quite clearly not a racist, but that’s a charge the Left drags out in every election. Bill Clinton just snidely said “Make America Great Again” is racist. “If you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you,” he told voters in Orlando last Wednesday.“What it means is, ‘I’ll give you the economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole, and other people down.” What that means is that Democrats are fuming at Trump’s outreach to Blacks. They cannot defend their own appalling record at bettering black lives,
Democrats cannot run on the Obama-Clinton economy — a growth rate of 0.95% can’t really even be called a recovery. They can’t run on ObamaCare, which is about to collapse. (Hillary called it “one of the greatest accomplishments of President Obama, the Democratic party and of our country.”) Uh huh, prices are rising dramatically, as much as 50% in some areas, and health insurers are dumping the exchanges. The goal of ObamaCare as a way to switch to single-payer health care is absurd in the light of Britain’s NHS nearing collapse, and killing far too many of their patients. They surely cannot run on their defeat of terrorism and keeping America safe.
They’ve not got much left but the race card to run on. And that is not proving very successful as the black body count rises in Chicago, as the police step back. Heather MacDonald reported yesterday that in 2016, nearly 3,000 people have been shot in the city, an average of one victim every two hours. That’s not improving the lives of black Americans, nor is it something that can be blamed on guns.
“President Obama takes every opportunity to accuse police of racially profiling blacks and Hispanics. The media, activists and academics routinely denounce pedestrian stops and public-order enforcement—such as dispersing crowds of unruly teens—as racial oppression intended to ‘control African-American and poor communities,’ in the words of Columbia law professor Bernard Harcourt. Never mind that it is the law-abiding residents of High crime areas who beg the police to clear their corners of loiterers and trespassers.” MacDonald continues:
The media blame poverty, racism and a lack of government services for the growing mayhem. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson blames lenient prison sentences for releasing Chicago’s gun criminals onto the streets too soon. The Illinois Legislature’s Black Caucus, however, blocks any effort to mandate stricter sentences for gun-toting felons—in a sub rosa acknowledgment that the vast majority (80%) of Chicago’s gun criminals are black.
But neither Mr. Johnson’s lax-sentencing explanation nor the media’s systemic-injustice explanation aligns with the timing of Chicago’s surge in violence. Sentencing protocols did not weaken in 2015 when crime started rising. Nor did poverty or alleged racism grow worse. What did change was the intensity of antipolice ideology, driven by the Black Lives Matter movement, relentlessly amplified by the press, and echoed by President Obama.
The solution to Chicago’s violence is for at-risk kids to be raised by mothers and fathers. Until that starts, the only hope lies in police regaining control of the streets.
Denouncing the phony “Black Lives Matter” campaign which is designed only to make Blacks believe that Republicans are racist so they will vote for Hillary, would be a help, Their claims of police brutality are clearly false, but the violence stirred up makes the police pull back from the enforcement needed by innocent Black families.
Filed under: Blogging, Domestic Policy, Education, Environment, Intelligence, Junk Science, Progressivism | Tags: Gender Idiocy, Searching for Meaning, Unimportant Research
There are some pieces that pop up in the country’s leftist media that simply leave you shaking your head. This one hits all the necessary notes — feminism, climate concern, gender , research, health, the professoriate, vegetarianism, Dietary Guidelines, and a smidgen of male bashing. The essay, by one Danielle Paquette, (she should be ashamed of herself ) appeared in The Washington Post’s wonkblog under the title “Your manliness could be hurting the planet.” It begins:
James Wilkie, a business professor at the University of Notre Dame, wanted to understand what drives this gender eco-friendliness gap. After years of exploring psychological bias, he and his colleagues developed a theory.
“Men’s resistance may stem in part from a prevalent association between the concepts of greenness and femininity and a corresponding stereotype (held by both men and women) that green consumers are feminine,” they assert this month in the Journal of Consumer Research. “As a result of this stereotype, men may be motivated to avoid or even oppose green behaviors in order to safeguard their gender identity.”
If you are eager to learn more about the thinking of the Left, or if you totally agree that environmentalism is a feminine concern and men are all blockheads, you may enjoy the article. If you actually read it to the end, you will find more articles from Wonkblog linked, which all sound equally — nevermind.
Filed under: Blogging, Bureaucracy, Crime, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economics, Education, Freedom, Police, Politics, The United States, Unemployment | Tags: Col. Allen West, Helping the Black Community?, The Secret Handshake
An article by Allen West in Townhall pursues the same problem, titled “The Super-Secret Handshake of the Black Community.” He says “something is happening in this presidential election cycle that has some folks totally up in arms. A white GOP presidential candidate is addressing the issues in the black community.” Only white liberal progressive socialists are provided with the handshake.
What amazes me is that here we have someone challenging the failed progressive policies of the inner city and his sincerity is questioned? Why has no one EVER questioned the sincerity of the Democrats who have run the inner cities of America for decades? Easy answer, they have the secret sauce and Hillary Clinton even admitted she carries it in her purse. When the left, (or the appointed black gatekeepers) are challenged on their policy shortcomings in the black community, the retort is racism. That is the means by which suppression of the discussion is sought. If you are a black conservative, then you are told you are not really black, only a token, Oreo, sellout, Uncle Tom and several other denigrating titles that are too vile to repeat here. …
So, it becomes very apparent that one does not talk about the decimation of the black family. No one needs to know that, prior to the policies of Lyndon Johnson, the two parent black household was at 75%-77%. Even a white, liberal Democrat senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Monyihan, admonished Johnson against instituting the policy of government checks for out of wedlock children, caveated by the condition that no man could be in the home. Monyihan obviously did not know the super-secret handshake because he was attacked and demonized for speaking out. I am reminded of his famed quote, “You are entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.” The fact is that many of the issues in the inner city, the black community, stem from the destruction of the black family. But, if you are not part of the secret club, you best not speak of that, lest you are attacked. …
Unless you have the super-secret handshake code, you cannot talk about black on black shootings and murders. Matter of fact, it is about the gun, not the socio-economic factors creating the violence. And, you had best tow the talking points line, or else have your membership card revoked — which is what we see from the liberal progressive media. Their propaganda is not focused on the real issue. How many shootings and deaths occurred in Chicago this past weekend? The message from the leftist media is all about maintaining the status quo, the 21st century economic plantation. It is about the perpetuation of the dependency society, the welfare nanny-state. They will never challenge the notion of economic enslavement to the government masters.
Uncomfortable truths. Do read the whole thing.
ADDENDUM: See also “Chicago’s Murder Rate Spirals Out of Control” by Jack Dunphy.