Remarkable Duplicity

If West Point Tolerates Cheating, It Violates Its Own Honor Code. James McDonough – “It appears that the belief in widespread dishonesty among American youth has become an excuse to lower standards for the presumed gradual ‘development’ of more recently joined cadets.” … “cheating scandals at West Point increasingly meet not this unflinching expectation, but excuses and accommodations.”

“The West Point honor code, the essential character-building element of the Academy’s rigorous four-year program, is clear and straightforward: A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do. It is a code that has existed for decades, held sacrosanct by not only cadets but also the cadre that leads them, and the officer corps in which they will eventually serve.

Or is it? The last seven decades have seen three major instances of cheating rings

Worrisome Signs the Capitol Breach was Planned to Discredit Trump Supporters: An Eyewitness Account. Antonio R. Chaves – “It may be weeks before we fully understand the fallout from the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol building. … based on what I saw experienced first-hand, I am conflicted on what to say about those who entered the building.”

January 6, 2020, a Day that Will Live in Political Infamy. Steve McCann – “”

“Other than at the immediate Capitol building, among a small handful of what I am convinced were overwhelmingly anti-Trump demonstrators, there were no incidents. Among the overall police presence none were required to disperse or control perhaps 500,000+ attendees. Having attended numerous rallies since the late 1960s, this was the largest and most peaceful I have witnessed. Many police officers we talked to said the same.

I abhor trafficking in conspiracy theories and have avoided doing so over my entire adult life. Nonetheless, I cannot help but entertain a growing suspicion in the back of my mind, after having witnessed firsthand the events of January 6 and the near complete lack of police presence at the Capitol, and knowing what Antifa has done in other pro-Trump rallies that the powers-to-be at a minimum hoped that what happened would happen. So deep is the loathing for President Trump and his supporters by the Ruling Class that I cannot rule out this possibility.

Left’s Hypocrisy On Full Display After D.C. ‘Insurrection’. I & I Editorial Board – “as usual, congressional Democrats, the legacy press and social media giants have misreported, distorted and twisted facts to suit their own leftist agenda and inflame public opinion.”

A Brief Overview of the Violence Democrats and the Media Incited Against Republicans. Daniel Greenfield – “The Capitol Hill riot made for some colorful photos, but despite some theater had no actual effect and posed no threat to members of Congress. Unlike the time that James Hodgkinson, a Bernie Sanders supporter, opened fire at a Congressional charity baseball game while carrying a hit list of Freedom Caucus members.”

Trump Supporters Take Stock of Jan. 6, Feel Mischaracterized by Media. Charlotte Cuthbertson – “”

The Left Slanderously Accuses Trump of Inciting the Capitol Riot. Joseph Klein – “Progressives’ malicious power grab escalates to the wickedest heights.” … “instead of making an effort to unite the country against such anarchy, the Left’s leaders and their friends in the establishment media are applying their usual double standard of “for thee, but not for me.”

“President Trump told his supporters, “We’re going to walk down to theOther than at the immediate Capitol building, among a small handful of what I am convinced were overwhelmingly anti-Trump demonstrators, there were no incidents. Among the overall police presence none were required to disperse or control perhaps 500,000+ attendees. Having attended numerous rallies since the late 1960s, this was the largest and most peaceful I have witnessed. Many police officers we talked to said the same. Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators, and congressmen and women.” In so doing, he was clearly urging them merely to march peacefully and petition their government.

President Trump made a video telling people to avoid violence and he urged calm on Twitter. Yet Twitter locked him out as if he were doing the opposite.

Nobody who cares about preserving the rule of law in our constitutional republic applauds what happened at the Capitol on Wednesday. But progressive leaders and their allies in the mainstream media apply an entirely different standard when violence serves their purposes. And driven as they are by malice and hatred, they will surely find any way to justify viOther than at the immediate Capitol building, among a small handful of what I am convinced were overwhelmingly anti-Trump demonstrators, there were no incidents.  Among the overall police presence none were required to disperse or control perhaps 500,000+ attendees.  Having attended numerous rallies since the late 1960s, this was the largest and most peaceful I have witnessed.  Many police officers we talked to said the same.olence against President Trump personally, his Republican supporters in Congress, and the more than 70 million voters who supported him in the 2020 election.

The Trump Coup Attempt That Wasn’t. Matthew Vadum – “Who’s really assaulting democracy?”

Remarkable Duplicity – Former AG Bill Barr Attacks President Trump For Questioning Same Ballot Fraud Barr Previously Outlined. Sundance – “After visiting with several former members of federal law enforcement this past summer CTH was warned never to trust the words of any voices inside Main Justice and the FBI.”

Jonathan Turley Hates Commissions, But … Mark Wauck – “To conclusively prove or disprove just about anything to do with the “election”? To do him justice, Turley recognizes that something is broken and he thinks it should be fixed.”

Media Outrage Over Capitol Riot Isn’t About Defending Democracy, It’s About Wielding Power. John Daniel Davidson – “For our political and media elites, the capitol riot on Wednesday is the perfect excuse to ‘cleanse’ the country of Trump supporters.” … “not the kind of language you use when you’re in the business of reporting the news. It’s the kind of language you use when you’re in the business of social control.” … “the media, which sowed the wind all year long with loose talk about riots, did far more to bring down the whirlwind on Wednesday than Trump did.” Davidson falls at the end, though, with a ‘both sides are the same’ falsehood.

The End of Trump. Steven F. Hayward – “No grievance,” Lincoln said, “is a fit object of redress by mob law.” But Hayward illustrates the problem in his judgment: “it is doubtful that Lincoln would have thought that the allegations of vote fraud rise to that awful threshold.” This is a minimization fallacy. He later defines the issue better: “The controversy over the fairness of the recent election needs to be seen in a broader context of the broad swath of the American people—perhaps a majority—who believe that the government is not presently protecting their individual rights and the principle of self-government.” Finally, he falls for another questionable judgment: “At the same time, his reckless public pronouncements have fallen short of the standard of the high statesmanship most needed” – advocating for the rule of law is “reckless” and not expressing “high statesmanship”?

From May 7, 2020: The Great UnReason of 2020: The ‘Curious, but Quite Authentic, Inability to Think’. Jack Kerwick – “What she observed was that, much to her surprise, Eichmann wasn’t the incarnation of evil that she expected to encounter. His actions were monstrous, yes; but he was remarkably ordinary or “banal,” to use Arendt’s term of choice.” … “The masses of Americans who have bought hook, line, and sinker, without a moment’s hesitation, the Zombie tale of an Apocalyptic Virus are as well responsible for the immense suffering that their endorsement has left in its wake.”

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