Dissonance on so many fronts

The Mainstream Media Has Betrayed Its Constitutional Privilege. Stephen Kruiser – “Sit back and wonder for a moment how any on-air CNN personality could ask with a straight face if any anti-Trump media happened to be out there. It’s so preposterous that you almost want to pity the person asking because he or she is obviously mentally impaired.”

Deep Inside, Rioters Are Angry That They Never Learned Anything But Lies. Stella Morabito – “I suspect many members of today’s street mobs have a secret in common: At some deep level, they know they are awash in ignorance of core knowledge. Claiming to be “woke” is cover for the ignorance educrats have systematically instilled in them..”

“Our educational institutions have committed intellectual grand theft. They have withheld critical knowledge from students and replaced it with the poison of identity politics and political correctness. This makes it difficult for students to express independent thoughts, or even to think them. Where does that leave the victims who have been forcibly injected with this ignorance?

They can’t really articulate what has been stolen from them, but they seem to sense the loss deeply.

The desire for real cultural knowledge is innate because it’s tied into the need to connect with our common humanity as well as to “know thyself.”

The desire for real cultural knowledge is innate because it’s tied into the need to connect with our common humanity as well as to “know thyself.”

What Happened When Another Country Inflamed Racial Hatred Based On A Year Like 1619. Willis J. Warner – “Hannah-Jones’ eagerness to be credited with inspiring looting, arson, and multiple homicides might seem surprising. Considering the 1619 Project, it is not.”

“Defining one’s cultural identity with a centuries-old year of disaster is odd but not unprecedented. It happened in Yugoslavia a generation ago. The year of celebration was 1389, and its advocate was Serbia’s Slobodan Milošević.

Milošević’s combination of inflaming centuries-old grievances and inciting mob rule should sound familiar. American journalists and politicians have been doing it this summer, and the specific years of emphasis are illuminating.

America in 2020, like Yugoslavia in the 1980s, is multiethnic. Contrary to Hannah-Jones’ declaration, inciting riots by stoking past tensions, and using misinformation to do so, is not “an honor.” The Milošević model of inflaming ancient hatreds and inciting mob rule is leading us down a dark path.

The Alarming Progress of the Hate America Left. David Horowitz – “How they have invaded American minds.” … “this fight is not only far from over, it is just beginning.”

“The problem with the libel begins with the date. In 1619, the founding of America was 168 years in the future and the Virginia Colony to which 20 Africans had been shipped was English not American, and in fact outlawed slavery. The 20 Africans who arrived in Jamestown were like most of the mainly white labor force not slaves but indentured servants which meant they would be free in 5 to 7 years depending on their contracts. Like every black slave shipped to the North American continent over the next 200 years, their servitude was created by black Africans, who sold them at auctions in Ghana and Benin. It was Thomas Jefferson, and white America, who created a nation that proclaimed in its birth certificate the God-given right of all people – regardless of race – to liberty.

This truth is a mortal threat to the left’s plan to demonize America as a “white supremacist” nation and generate enough hate to destroy its democracy.
… [on another slander]
The United States Constitution specifically mentions American Indians three times. … The idea that tribes have an inherent right to govern themselves is at the foundation of their constitutional status – the power is not delegated by congressional acts.” Hardly a prescription for genocide. Indians today have the rights of American citizens. They can live in America or on 56.2 million acres held in trust by the United States for various Indian tribes and individuals. The federal government provides $20 billion a year in funding to help the tribes.

When Gundy invokes the left’s “400 years of slavery,” or “slavery and oppression” he is merely repeating the racist slander that all whites think alike.

When compared to other countries – Communist China first among them – America’s record on human rights is remarkable, admirable, and has been an inspiration to the rest of the world.

More evidence that Americans are fighting back. Andrea Widburg – “The latest resurgence of the American spirit took place in Fort Collins, Colorado.”

George Floyd: The Big Lie. Jim Goad – “Remember when anti-police “activists” demanded that police wear bodycams? I’m starting to think it backfired on them. In nearly all cases, it shows that cops put up with far more crap in five minutes than most of us could handle in a lifetime.” Exposing another lie in a long string of similar propaganda promoting violent upheaval.

The Media’s Coverage of Sturgis Rally Seems Different Than Recent Large Gatherings. Bronson Stocking – “when a large gathering doesn’t fit into the media’s list of liberal-approved activities, the press castigates participants for venturing outside during the pandemic.”

Fox News Dominates Prime Time. John Hinderaker – “The average live Fox News viewership in those hours outstripped cable rivals like CNN, MSNBC and ESPN, as well as the broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC, according to Nielsen.” … “it is extraordinary that Fox News’s most popular shows are the most-watched on all of television in prime time.” This indicates a hunger for resolving dissonance.

When a Viral Fear Mutates. Peter O’Brien – “In Australia we have seen the economy put on life support, despite the fact that we still only have 278 deaths and a total of 20,698 cases.” … “The intent of this emerging narrative – citing various studies of doubtful provenance in a technique eerily similar to the demonization of hydroxychloroquine … is to provide cover for pusillanimous politicians and alarmist scientists to justify their past misjudgements on the basis that the virus is much worse than we thought” … “The problem is that it is all so speculative, … These studies are small in scale, anecdotal rather than rigorous and much too early to have any kind of predictive value.”

Lockdowns Never Again: Sweden Was Right, and We Were Wrong. William Sullivan – As Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, an ER doctor at a hospital in Stockholm, writes on his blog, “COVID is over in Sweden. People have gone back to their normal lives and barely anyone is getting infected anymore.” … “Basically, Sweden did the exact opposite of what most Americans tragically still believe are the necessary requirements to reach the outcome that Sweden has achieved.”

Now Racism Is A “Public Health Crisis” In Nevada, Justifying Executive Action. Jazz Shaw – “The real question, which we’ll get to in a moment, is what he does with this newly declared state of emergency.” … “When the executives cut the legislatures out of the lawmaking loop, the fox is guarding the henhouse. And sadly, too many of them will take advantage of it.”

Trump Heroically Defies a Lawless Supreme Court. Matthew Vadum – “The court’s ruling on young illegals is an abomination that must not stand.” … “as Hamilton noted in Federalist #78, the courts ‘must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm for the efficacy of its judgments.’ Thus, Trump declining to actively use his powers to violate immigration laws duly passed by Congress is not defying the courts; it’s following the law being defied by the judiciary.”

“Like so many Supreme Court decisions nowadays, the court opinion is a pseudo-legal essay brimming with lawyerly codswallop, an after-the-fact rationalization written to justify a preordained result. The goal was not to do justice but to frustrate Donald Trump.

The court, under pressure from the illegal-alien left, invented an elaborate excuse to keep the program in place, reasoning in effect that because the decision to rescind DACA affects many people and would disrupt the lives that these illegal aliens have unlawfully been living in the U.S., the cancelation of the program needed to be stopped.

California Water Efficiency Standards: Peter Gleick vs. Trump. Wayne Lusvardi – “Gleick sees such humorous comments by Trump about water conservation policies as “not funny” and “nonsense”. However, as will be explained below, Gleick employs virtue signaling”

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