Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Importing fun new cultures

Looks like we better just get used to stories like this:

A Morganton man will spend 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl Monday.

Pasqual Mendez, 24, was given an active prison term of 12 to 19 years. He is also required to register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years.

Officers initially responded to a call in May 2016 in regards to an assault. The victim was found crying in the back yard and told officers the defendant hit her and shoved her down because she didn't cook dinner.

Mendez allegedly told officers he and the girl were married and that he had purchased the teen from Guatemala six months earlier.

After further investigation, the victim told officials that her mother and Mendez had set up the relationship. She said she met him for the first time when she arrived at the Charlotte airport.
There's only one possible course of action here - we have to amend our xenophobic, Western-normative laws to allow Guatemalans the right to continue their, um, vibrant sexual traditions here. Insisting on our traditional standards is the height of arrogance. After all, we've already ditched our laws on incest to accommodate Third-World customs. Might as well change the age of consent as well.

Aggressive Solicitors

They've found yet another way to make money from "white privilege." From WCNC:

Door-to-door salespeople are nothing new.

But police say a disturbing trend is starting to show up with what can only be described as aggressive solicitors.

“Someone knocked at the door,” said the woman, who asked to not be identified.

This 63-year-old south Charlotte woman couldn’t believe what happened next. It was far from a friendly sales pitch.

“He started screaming and yelling about me being an ‘F-ing’ racist white [expletive]," she said. “Just went off like a crazy person.”

She was targeted by what police are calling solicitation by intimidation. CMPD says there’s been an uptick in reports of salespeople going door-to-door acting aggressively.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Amid Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Ruins, a New Push for Statehood

This little "prize" the then-young DC Empire stole from Spain in 1898 has mutated into an economic millstone. It's bankrupt, with $123 billion in debt and pension obligations. And we're already propping up this money pit. The Social Security Administation reports that nine of the top 10 zip codes for workers receiving disability benefits are in Puerto Rico. So there's only one thing for Puerto Ricans to do - let US taxpayers bail them out as a member of the DC Empire! Yes, Puerto Rican statehood will solve all their problems - by letting US taxpayers shovel even more money to them. Of course, they'll peddle this sham behind flowery language about "the American dream" and similar pretty lies. They already have a quote from Abe Lincoln, the Great Consolidator, on their capitol.

Bastiat was right: "The State is the great fiction through which everyone endeavours to live at the expense of everyone else." So why shouldn't Puerto Rico have a full place at the trough? We're edging closer to $14 trillion in debt. What's a few trillion more?

Friday, May 12, 2017

Watch the cry-bully have a meltdown

Then she lied about being assaulted. Typical virtue-signaler:

I wonder what it's like to have nothing in your head but politically correct slogans? George Orwell would recognize this creature for what it is.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Quiet Wave of School District Secessions

This is the trickle from the cracks in the dam just before it collapses and bursts. From US News & World Reports:

When a judge ruled last week that the predominantly white Alabama city of Gardendale can secede from the majority black Jefferson County to form its own school district, the decision paved the way for the eighth such secession of wealthier and whiter municipalities in the state since 2000.

The judge’s ruling, which acknowledged that "race was a motivating factor" behind the effort despite its backers insistence they simply wanted more local control, garnered national attention because of a standing desegregation order the county has been under since 1965.

But dozens of school districts have similarly broken away from bigger ones – at least 36 since 2000, according to EdBuild, a nonprofit that focuses on education funding and inequality – moves that went largely undetected. In almost all cases, the communities involved were less diverse and had higher property values than those they left behind, compounding socioeconomic inequalities that plague public schools.
Secession movements are rising spontaneously all over the US, out of school districts, cities, counties, States, and even from the US itself. True, some fizzle out, but there are several more that pop up after one loses momentum. The point is that the "S" word is now mainstream, and taking hold in more places. A little bit here, a little bit there, and the next thing you know, the bloated megastate is no more. Here's a salute to the 21st century, the century of small government and peace, and a good-bye to the 20th, the century of big government and perpetual war.

Friday, May 5, 2017

An Answer to Trump: Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

Interesting perspective from Ivan Eland, who doesn't have a dog in the fight:

Of course, the standard nationalistic historical narrative in American school textbooks enshrines Abraham Lincoln as a demi-god who saved the union and freed the slaves. Any questioning of this equally questionable version of history leads to suspicions of Confederate flag-waving sympathies or even racism. As a descendent of Quakers from a blue Northern state (both in 1861 and oftentimes now), my criticism of Lincoln comes from the other direction.

Was the worst war in American history – which killed 750,000 troops on both sides, including 40,000 African American soldiers, and 100,000 civilians – really worth it to give slaves only nominal freedom and another century of heavy oppression at the hands of bitter Southern whites?
Also, check out the lively discussion!

What does science say about sex differences?

This video segment is from Bill Nye's science show, which aired in 1996. It explains the role of chromosomes in determining a baby's sex:

However, Bill Nye's new and enlightened show claims that individual choice is what makes one a boy, a girl, or something in between. Sex, which is now conflated with "gender," is now understood as a social construct that can be reconstructed at will. Genetics has NOTHING to do with a person's basic identity, so one's sex, race, or even species can be changed any time. Just close your eyes and make a wish.

Ah, brave new world!

Monday, May 1, 2017

ACLU gets it wrong -- again

The ACLU demands an investigation into the death by legal injection of Kenneth Williams. Witnesses say Williams "lurched and jerked" several minutes after the injection.

Sure, conduct your investigation. That won't change the reason the State of Arkansas condemned him to death. Here's what Kenneth Williams did:

He killed a college cheerleader after abducting her and a friend and forcing them to withdraw money from an ATM. He shot BOTH of them afterward, but the other survived. He escaped prison while serving life for that murder and killed another person, stealing his truck. While fleeing police during a high speed chase, Mr. Williams struck another vehicle, killing the driver before being recaptured. Three innocent people died as a direct result of this guy's actions, and he had attempted to kill a fourth. Can anybody tell me why he didn't deserve exactly what he got, even if it was uncomfortable for him? Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Amen to that.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Describing Breastfeeding as ‘Natural’ Is Unethical Because It Reinforces Gender Roles

More leftist lunacy, from Heatstreet:

It’s “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations to describe breastfeeding as “natural” because the term enforces rigid notions about gender roles, claims a new study in Pediatrics.

“Coupling nature with motherhood… can inadvertently support biologically deterministic arguments about the roles of men and women in the family (for example, that women should be the primary caretaker,” the study says.

The study notes that in recent years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, and several state departments of health have all promoted breastfeeding over bottle-feeding, using the term “natural.”
I love the phrase "biologically deterministic," which is clearly used as an epithet here. It reveals much about the leftist mindset, which demands unfettered freedom for the sovereign individual - something, by the way, which does not exist in nature - and the elimination of all traditional, social ties.

Problem is, lefties, man is a social animal, which is why you're going to lose. The sad news is that the left can do a lot of damage in the meantime. Just look at the human wreckage caused by the old Soviet bloc, for example.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Utopia!

Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute details the misery and waste spawned by "The Great War":

A century ago Congress declared war on Imperial Germany. It was a bizarre decision: the secure New World voluntarily joined the Old World slaughterhouse, consigning more than 117,000 Americans to death for no intelligible reason.

The chief outcome of the war was to sweep away several reasonably benign if imperfect “ancien regimes” while loosing various totalitarian bacilli. All too naturally, even, seemingly, inevitably, emerged communism, followed by fascism and Nazism. The so-called Great War’s unfinished business was finally settled only in World War II, after consuming as many as 80 million additional lives.
The entire article is worth reading. Woodrow Wilson convinced Americans to export "democracy" to tottering European autocracies, but that wasn't what we got. The article's underlying premise is that the quest for perfection usually results not in utopia, but unnecessary human and economic loss.

Of course, we still haven't learned our lesson. The brainless and disastrous toppling of Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi did not unleash liberty; instead, those "regime change" interventions created ISIS and Europe's ongoing migrant problem -- a problem that will soon be ours, too.

That unlearned lesson doesn't just apply to foreign policy. Look at the actual results created by school integration. We abandoned an imperfect but functioning educational system and created the Performance Gap. Billions have been squandered trying to erase that gap, and we are nowhere close to succeeding decades later. I could give countless other domestic policy examples: No Child Left Behind. AFDC. Section 8. All have been expensive disasters.

The notion that we can force people into paradise is alien to the true conservative. As Richard Weaver observed, "The Southerner accepts the irremediability of a certain amount of evil and tries to fence it around instead of trying to stamp it out and thereby spreading it. His is a classical acknowledgment of tragedy and of the limits of power." Weaver was right. It's time we learned a little intellectual humility.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Quote of the day

"The city with a murder rate that is nine times the national average, and an overall violent crime rate that is more than 2 1/2 times the national average, is removing four Confederate war memorials." - Thomas DiLorenzo

Monday, April 24, 2017

New York Times scraps 'female genital mutilation' for being 'culturally loaded' term

This seemingly insignificant story reveals the mainstream media's hidden agenda. From Fox News:

A top New York Times editor decided the paper shouldn’t use the term “female genital mutilation” because the phrase is too “culturally loaded” and widens a divide between the Western world and “people who follow the rite.”

Health and Science editor Celia Dugger said she came to the conclusion to refer to the act of removing the female genitalia of young girls as “genital cutting” during a trip to Africa in the 1990s. She spoke about her decision in a Times mailbag article in response to a reader’s question.
They ditched the term "illegal alien" in favor of "undocumented immigrant." Soon, they'll be referred to as "American citizens." Eliminating the disapproving term "female genital mutilation" is the first step toward legalizing this practise. Just wait and see.

Thomas Jefferson statue at Columbia protested

The American Taliban is busy, busy, busy these days! Under cover of night, they're already dismantling monuments to Robert E. Lee, P.G.T Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis in New Orleans. Now they want to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson at Columbia University.

At least the Afghani Taliban operates openly and in the light of day.

Islamic identity overturns Indonesian politics

Here's another example of growing Islamic militancy around the world. From Reuters:

A polarizing election for Jakarta governor saw Islamic identity politics come to the fore and exposed fractures in Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s fragile ruling coalition, an exit poll has revealed.

Widodo’s political ally Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the ethnic Chinese Christian incumbent, was resoundingly defeated by Muslim rival Anies Baswedan in a vote seen as a litmus test of the secular traditions of the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.

Unpublished data from an exit poll by Litbang Kompas, which Reuters reviewed, found “same religion” was by far the most common reason why voters supported the victor. "The biggest share of Anies supporters based their choice on similarity in religion and ethnicity,” said Bestian Nainggolan, a researcher at Litbang Kompas, a leading pollster. “Programmes and performance were not a dominant consideration.”
It would be a lot easier to trust those who assure us multiculturalism will work in this country IF there were ONE EXAMPLE of it working somewhere else in the world. Instead, racial, ethnic, and religious differences grow until they spin the various groups off into their own polities.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

French presidential election: Le Pen, Macron projected as winners

Here's some good news from CNN:

Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the country's political establishment, sending far-right populist Marine Le Pen and political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country's presidential election, early results indicate. With 80% of polling stations declared, National Front leader Le Pen and newcomer Macron were virtually neck-and-neck on about 23% of the vote each..
Maybe France has finally realized it wants to remain French. We'll see what the second round brings. But this alone is almost enough for me to forgive France for 1789. Almost.

The Ideas Made It, But I Didn't

Here's a must-read article on the one and only Pat Buchanan. Not only does it provide a fairly balanced picture of one of the most influential and insightful pundits of our time, the picture of Pat holding a replica of Robert E. Lee's Navy Revolver with a portrait of the general in the background makes it a piece well worth your time.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Murderous Antifa With Bike Lock Outed!

The antifa - who fancy themselves "anti-fascist," but are actually "anti-First-Amendment," are political pests who like to play dress-up, slink in the shadows, and attack the elderly. These heroes wear masks for a reason; they're looking for easy, defenseless targets. Here in Charlotte, many were spotted throwing fuel onto the fire during the September riot.

So here's a handy web site for defenders of free speech. Along with news reports of antifa crimes, there's a resource for identifying these cowardly thugs. It's called the Dark Triad Man. The web master thinks his team has identified the would-be antifa assassin who tried to kill a Trump supporter in San Francisco. Check it out!

Friday, April 21, 2017

The War of Culinary Aggression

Know-it-all educrats are trying to eliminate grits in the government schools - but Southern kids are rebelling:

The 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act strictly limited calories, fat, salt, sugar and just about everything else that makes food edible – including grits.

It was the War of Culinary Aggression.

“We could originally serve half whole grains but that changed in 2012 when we had to start serving 100 percent whole grains,” said Stephanie Dillard, the child nutrition director for Geneva County Schools in Alabama.

That meant no more grits.

“And grits are a staple in the South,” Ms. Dillard told me. “Students really want to eat their grits.”
Food is almost as important as flags as cultural symbols in the dawning Age of Devolution. Fight for your grits, kids.

Quote of the day

"The neighborhood-towns [of Chicago] were part of larger ethnic states. To the north of the Loop was Germany. To the northwest was Poland. To the west were Italy and Israel. To the southwest were Bohemia and Lithuania. And to the south was Ireland…you could always tell, even with your eyes closed, which state you were in by the odors of the food stores and the open kitchen windows, the sound of the foreign or familiar language, and by whether a stranger hit you in the head with a rock." - Mike Royko

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Immigrant groups issue list of demands

Talk about nerve! The Southeast Asian Coalition, Comunidad Colectiva, and Alerta Migratoria have presented the Charlotte city council with their DEMANDS. The short version is "Surrender to your Third World overlords." The long version is that Charlotte effectively declare itself a sanctuary city, starting with immediately withdrawing from the 287(g) program. So any illegal alien who commits a crime should be shielded from deportation. Sure.

But it gets better! Check out the other demands, as reported in the Charlotte Observer:

Protect the access of undocumented immigrants to city benefits and services.

Delete citizenship status questions from all applications, questionnaires and forms used in relation to the city. Prohibit city agencies and employees from requesting information or investigating a person’s citizenship or immigration status.

End all CMPD motor vehicle checkpoints.

Cut CMPD funding and “reinvest” the money in housing, health and education programs.

Decriminalize or create alternative forms of accountability for: crimes of survival, such as theft and sex work; offenses that take place in public schools or other public educational facilities; and “minor” traffic offenses such as DUIs, not having an operators license and driving with a revoked license. (Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to get a North Carolina driver’s license, making it a key issue among advocates.)

Provide money for immigrants in need of legal representation and create an office within the city to provide legal services to immigrants and refugees
So what they want - excuse me, DEMAND - is that we legalize illegal immigration, prostitution, drunk driving, and driving without a license - and PAY them to colonize us. Wow. Just wow.

And just to let the gringos know they mean business, the three groups plan a march on May Day. As the Observer has noted, this event aims at much, much more than merely ending immigration law enforcement - "Efforts are being made to unite African-American, immigrant and LGBT groups into a single political block in the state. This includes an upcoming May 1 march and business boycott planned at Marshall Park that hopes to show a united front to city leaders."

In other words, the Cultural Marxists will be on the move on May Day. So it looks like things are going to get messy,folks. Keep your powder dry.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Detroit emergency room doctor charged with child genital mutilation

Ah, diversity. It opens us to all sorts of, um, interesting traditions. The growing Muslim population is importing Female Genital Mutilation into the US:

Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville Michigan is accused of performing female genital mutilation on underage girls.

According to a criminal complaint, Nagarwala performed the procedure on girls ages six to eight years old at a medical clinic in Livonia.

Some of the children were brought from out of state for the illegal procedure. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is considered the complete removal or partial removal of the clitoris, known as a clitoridectomy. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of women and girls.

Some consider FGM as a religious and cultural practice. The purpose of this illegal practice is to suppress female sexuality in order to reduce sexual pleasure.
There's an obvious and simple solution to this growing problem: Just revoke our laws against FGM. After all, we've surrendered to alien cultures in the past when our laws and customs clashed. Who are we to require immigrants to assimilate to our ways?

Scottish independence isn’t going away

Homo economicus can now be safely buried. Like his cousin, the Piltdown Man, he never really existed, except in the minds of ideologues, who can never accept what is because all that matters to them is what should be. This article from Prospect offers a glimpse of what we can expect to unfold within the next few decades, and not just in Scotland, but all over the world:

Scottish nationalism will not go away. Once separatist glory is embedded in the subconscious, it becomes a badge of honour. As long as independence is the cry of Scotland’s dominant party, the Scots seem happy to indulge it, even if not fully support it. But Brexit has been a lesson to us all. Who knows what independence really means?

The continued appeal of nationalism is no mystery. Half a century ago, Isaiah Berlin adapted Kant’s image of the “crooked timber” of mankind by describing nationalism as “the bent twig.” He attacked those who dismissed it as “a passing phase… a pathological inflammation of a wounded national consciousness.” To relegate nationalism to past history was, he thought, to play with fire. Berlin was right. In 50 years, the number of independent nations has not shrunk but doubled. They may have been born of imperial collapse, civil war, partition or, sometimes, peaceful negotiation. But the seeds of separatism swiftly take root and do not blow away.
Brace yourselves, globalists, Neocons, and leftists, because the world about to be born will not be the dreary one-world regime you lust after, but a lively world of region-states, city-states, and other human-scaled political units nurturing thousands of historical cultures. Get over it and get out of the way.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Liberalism: A Suicide Cult

One of the victims of the latest jihadist attack in Stockholm had worked on behalf of others like her murderer:

A Belgian psychologist and mother-of-one who worked with asylum seekers facing deportation has been named as the latest victim of Friday’s jihadi atrocity in Stockholm.

Maïlys Dereymaeker, 31, was waiting for friends from work on the corner of Drottninggatan and Olof Palmes gata when the terrorist struck.

She was the first victim to be hit by the speeding lorry and died instantly at the scene.

It took forensic experts two days to identify her mangled body from DNA samples.

Ms Dereymaeker, who was from the small town of Lembeek near Brussels and had an 18-month-old toddler, worked with illegal immigrants facing deportation like her killer, Rakhmat Akilov.
Liberalism has a new martyr; one carrying on the tradition of Amy Biehl.

Quote of the day

“Let’s hope members of Congress, the members Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain — the women of the Senate, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham — let’s hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways." - Ruth Ginsberg

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Stockholm Truck-Attack Suspect Had Received Deportation Order

We're getting only sketchy details about the "terror truck" attack in Stockholm. Eyewitnesses report he swerved to hit children - which makes sense, seeing as his anger was aimed at the future of the West. But once again, the imposing challenge of keeping track of so many hostile aliens has contributed to the perfect storm:

Swedish authorities said the 39-year-old man suspected of driving a truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm had been wanted by police for failing to comply with a deportation order.

The Uzbek national, who was detained late Friday, had sought residency in Sweden in 2014, a request the state denied in June last year, police said on Sunday. In late February, police issued a warrant in his name for failing to report for his deportation. ...

In Sweden, where about 200,000 people applied for asylum in the past two years, police have been overwhelmed by a steep rise in the number of deportation orders referred to them by immigration authorities.

Each year, thousands of foreigners disappear from authorities’ radar after being ordered to leave the country. In the first 10 months of 2016, nearly 70% of the individuals in 6,647 deportation cases police received from the immigration agency had absconded.
Odd that the press hasn't released the name of this terrorist. However, I did manage to find a picture of two of his enablers:

No matter whom we elect president, we get war

Think that's cynical? Just check out these two stories:

Hillary Clinton called for Donald Trump to 'take out' Assad airfields hours before air strikes

Dianne Feinstein calls cruise missile strikes "a limited but necessary response."

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back?

Now THIS is interesting! The New York Times reports on a LEGAL challenge to a big hunk of the western US:

Some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American imperialism. They are calling for a lawsuit that would aim to nullify the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on Feb. 2, 1848), in which Mexico — invaded by American soldiers, its capital occupied, its ports and customs stations seized — was forced to accept the American annexation of Texas and concede more than half the rest of Mexican territory, now including most of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and California.

This effort is being led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, the elder statesman of the Mexican left. Mr. Cárdenas is convinced that the Mexican government — especially given the need to confront Mr. Trump’s aggression — has a solid legal case. In his opinion, the 1848 treaty violates essential international legal norms and a case can be brought before the International Court of Justice, proposing reparations and indemnification.
Imagine - no more California! No more Dianne Feinstein! No more Hollyweird.

I might have to start celebrating Drinko de Mayo.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Are you a moderate or an extremist?

When a Democratic president wages war without Congressional authorization, Republicans condemn him.

When a Republican president wages war without Congressional authorization, Democrats condemn him.

If you're in either group, you're a MODERATE.

If you condemn ANY president who wages war without Congressional authorization, you're an EXTREMIST, as this article makes clear: Trump's Troll Army Isn't Ready for War in Syria.