The Wrong Takeaway

Losing Confidence in the Pillars of Our Civilization. Victor Davis Hanson — “Never in U.S. history … ” — “Conservatives now have lost their former traditional confidence in the administration of justice, in the intelligence and investigatory agencies, in the nation’s military leadership, in the media, and the criminal justice system. - No one yet knows what the effect will be of half the country losing faith in the very pillars of American civilization.”

The Academic Cover-Up of Massacre Map Defects.Michael Connor — “The problem with the Massacre Map, as with the Dark Emu hoax, is how to correct errors and distortions when those who should be expected to police these things and defend truth in history support the distorters. Instead, as I have learnt, the academics’ solution to plagiarism, inaccuracy and invention is yet more plagiarism, inaccuracy and invention”

Thanksgiving: a Day of Indigenous Mourning for American land? Walter Olson — “as I wrote in 2011 in the ‘Schools for Misrule’ chapter on Indian land claims, the historical premise that Indian land in the U.S. was by and large stolen by the white man is false”

A Requiem For The Dancing Grannies. Jayme Metzgar — “If heaven is more real than earth, joy is more realistic than despair.” … “I waited a day before forcing myself to read about the dreadful slaughter at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin. When I finally did, I learned that the dead were mostly members and supporters of this troupe of grandmothers, who dance at parades and events for the delight of their neighbors.”

Massacre of the Innocents. Ace of Spades – 

Yes, the death toll from what is absolutely a bona fide terrorist attack, and most likely spurred on by the acquittal of American hero (reluctant as he may consider himself, but oh hell yes) Kyle Rittenhouse, has risen to six with the death of an 8-year-old boy named Jackson Sparks. To be clear, Jackson did not pass counterfeit bills at a convenience store, nor tried to swallow half a kilo of crystal meth before the cops could search his vehicle. Nor was he high on purple drank while pounding someone’s head into the pavement. Nor was he a drug dealer’s gun moll caught in the crossfire of a police raid. Nor did he bullrush a police officer after punching him in the face and trying to wrestle his gun away to avoid arrest. Nor was he a pedophile or domestic abuser with a rap sheet the size of a phone book. No. Jackson Sparks was guilty of one thing and one thing only: being white. In topsy-turvy, Orwellian Ape City, that is a capital offense. Say his name, you bastards. Say his name.

The Media’s Chickens Come Home to Roost in Wisconsin. Matt Keener — “Lies about Blake or that incident get repeated to this day” … “There are consequences for incessantly demonizing people or teaching others they have a right to hate or to riot”

The child is dancing—bopping around in front of her family to the tune of the marching band passing behind her, as the pompom on her Winter stocking cap bounces right along with her, blissfully unaware that she narrowly avoided death or serious injury until after Darrell Brooks has already sped past her in his red Ford Escape towards other parade attendees and participants.

Kenosha Prosecutors Exemplify the Problem with America’s Justice System. Conrad Black — “The Rittenhouse case avoided the curse of the American justice system; it certainly did not exonerate or vindicate it.” … “Writing as someone who is unfortunately very familiar with it, the American criminal justice system is an abomination: a mockery of impartial justice and a conveyor belt to the bloated and corrupt prison system in which millions of innocent or grossly over-sentenced Americans are ground to powder every generation.”

What Can We Conclude From The Rittenhouse Saga? America Needs A Lesson In Civics. Ron Nutter — “What is distressing is that, after the verdict was delivered, there are so many who are rejecting the basic symbols of American society. It does not bode well for our future.” … “What they want is not reintegration of those in conflict, but a continuation of the conflict and  schism.” … “perhaps, seeing now the strife that CNN, MSNBC, and progressive politicians encourage and validate, there is now an antithetical trend toward learning about and defending our civic social symbols. Our courts will be rendered social eunuchs if that does not happen.”

That Gun Tax the IL Supreme Court Shot Down Was Reinstated.Matt Vespa — “They’ll soon start slapping taxes on what types of speech they might find disagreeable. They’ll try anything. They’ll do anything. This is the Democratic Party.”

Looting for Amusement and Luxury Goods. Abraham H. Miller — “The media has omitted the race of the perpetrators, a policy that ironically makes race even more salient.” … “An organized criminal enterprise is not the consequence of episodic rage, but of a purposeful undertaking. And before we get too hung up on the race of the perpetrators, we should consider that a lot of different kinds of people will be buying these luxury goods on social media, knowing they are stolen.”

Thoughts From The Ammo Line. Scott Johnson — “Wouldn’t you think that the “leading intellectuals” of a historically disadvantaged group would look around them, carefully note what habits of mind lead to success, and urge everyone within their sphere of influence to emulate these habits?”

Well, most of the Confederate statues are gone now. Did that convince the 70 percent of unwed fathers to marry one of the mothers of their offspring? Did it inspire some young black man to aspire to dental school or a plumber’s apprenticeship instead of joining a drug gang? The sad truth is that if a magic wand could be waved over the land to erase any and all negative or “racist” thoughts in the minds of white people, not one thing would change. We aren’t the problem; so we can’t be the solution. No matter how hard we try to be “Less White” in order to level the playing field.

ROSEANNE BOYLAND: Died On Jan 6th … Was She Beaten To Death By Capitol Police? Wes Walker — “Depending on which narrative you accept, Ms. Boyland was either crushed under the weight of the pressing MAGA crowd, died from some kind of a drug overdose, or was knocked down and clubbed by a Capitol Hill cop.”

Give Thanks to the Green Revolution. Alex Tabarrok — “the Green Revolution simultaneously prevented many people from starving but also reduced total population because of reduced fertility. The Green Revolution also meant that less land was used for farming not more.”

Global warming scare-mongers refuted as Arctic ice growing, on track to be the most ice in 2 decades. Thomas Lifson — “as with countless other prophesies of climate doom, they were alarmist BS”

With Low Vaccination Rates, Africa’s Covid Deaths Remain Far below Europe and the US. Ryan McMaken — “disaster for Africa has long been predicted for several reasons even beyond the availability of vaccines. For instance, it is known that lockdowns are especially impractical in the poorest parts of the world. This is because populations in places with undeveloped economies can’t simply sit at home and live off savings or debt. Rather, these people must go out into the world and earn a living on a day-to-day basis. Starvation is the alternative. Moreover, much of this work is done in the informal economy, so enforcing lockdowns becomes especially difficult.” … “But Africa hasn’t gotten the bloodbath that was promised”

A few questions to frighten companies who terrorize their employees into getting jabbed. Sandra Friedemann — “Why does “fully vaccinated” no longer mean “fully vaccinated”?” … “If these vaccines are so effective, why are we still masking up and social distancing?” … “By submitting to tyranny, private companies picked their side, raising an important question for many of us: how will they gracefully back off from that stance now that they’ve committed? – Odds are, they’ll double down, pull back the hammer on that virtual gun”

 

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