Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Danger of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement

Via Sister Anne

 Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She earned a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. in English from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. She writes for several newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New Criterion, and Public Interest, and is the author of three books, including Are Cops Racist? and The War on Cops: How The New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe (forthcoming June 2016).

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on April 27, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series. 

For almost two years, a protest movement known as “Black Lives Matter” has convulsed the nation. Triggered by the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement holds that racist police officers are the greatest threat facing young black men today. This belief has triggered riots, “die-ins,” the murder and attempted murder of police officers, a campaign to eliminate traditional grand jury proceedings when police use lethal force, and a presidential task force on policing.

Even though the U.S. Justice Department has resoundingly disproven the lie that a pacific Michael Brown was shot in cold blood while trying to surrender, Brown is still venerated as a martyr. And now police officers are backing off of proactive policing in the face of the relentless venom directed at them on the street and in the media. As a result, violent crime is on the rise.

The need is urgent, therefore, to examine the Black Lives Matter movement’s central thesis—that police pose the greatest threat to young black men. I propose two counter hypotheses: first, that there is no government agency more dedicated to the idea that black lives matter than the police; and second, that we have been talking obsessively about alleged police racism over the last 20 years in order to avoid talking about a far larger problem—black-on-black crime.

Farmers Against Trudeau :)

Good Evening Brock,

Saw this and got a good giggle. Trudeau is due to arrive in Alberta tomorrow (Friday May 13th/2016) to view the damage from the massive fire last week. Many Canadians are upset at his lack of response to the emergency situation, and his decisions to turn down the considerable help to fight the fire from other countries. This farmer certainly speaks volumes with the sign he made for when the Prime Minister flies in tomorrow! :)

Cousin Dale Pippin 

A Warning of Things To Come

Reverend H. Melville Jackson warned his Richmond audience in 1882 that there will come a day when the victor’s literature and monuments shall crowd out remembrances of the Southern patriots who fought and perished in the cause of independence.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

A Warning of Things To Come

“It is been said of General Robert E. Lee that he often expressed the fear lest posterity should not know the odds against which he fought. [The] daily witness of incredible heroism, daily spectator of the dauntless courage with which a decimated army faced undismayed an overwhelming foe, the chieftain of your armies, gentlemen, feared lest the examples of knightly valor and splendid fortitude, which you have exhibited to the ages, might, through the incapacity or incredulity, or venal mendacity of the historian, be finally lost to the human race.

And there is, I will venture to say, scarcely a soldier of the Confederacy who does not share this apprehension that posterity may not do justice to the cause for which he fought. Soldiers, you cannot bear to think that your children’s children shall have forgotten the fields on which you have shed your blood. You cannot think with equanimity that a day will come when Virginia shall have suffered the fame of her heroes to be lost in obscurity, and the valorous achievements of her sons to fade from memory.

And if you thought, to-night, that the muse of history would turn traitor to your cause, misrepresent the principles for which you fought, and deny to you the attributes of valour, fortitude and heroic devotion you have grandly won, your souls would rise up within you in immediate and bitter and protesting indignation.

This apprehension is thought by some to be not altogether groundless. The North, it is said, is making the literature of these times, has secured the ear of the age and will not fail to make the impression, unfavorable to you, which time will deepen rather than obliterate.

Diligent fingers are carving the statues of the heroes of the Northern armies, writing partizan and distorted versions of their achievements, altering, even in this generation, the perspective of history, until, at no distant day, they shall have succeeded in crowding out every other aspirant of fame and beguiled posterity into believing that the laurels of honor should rest, alone and undisturbed, upon the brows of your adversaries.”

(Our Cause in History, Address of Reverend H. Melville Jackson of Richmond. Given at the Richmond Howitzer’s Banquet, December 13, 1882. From the Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume XI, pp. 26-30)

Washington College Was Not Spared

Liberty Hall Academy in Lexington, Virginia, was the recipient in 1796 of James River canal stock gift from General George Washington – and the grateful school trustees changed the name to Washington College in 1813. Almost immediately after Robert E. Lee’s death in 1870, the school became known as “Washington and Lee College.” Northern soldiers desecrated the college named for Washington in 1864, smashing windows and scribbling obscenities on the walls.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Washington College Was Not Spared

“But no one could hide the scars of the recent struggle. “The whole country from the Blue Ridge to the North Mountain has been made untenable for a rebel army,” Sheridan had informed Washington. If a crow wanted to fly across the area, he would have to carry rations. Trees were down. Fields were gutted. Fences, mills, barns, bridges, crops and stock had been destroyed. Instead of wheat, corn, and barley, the fields were overrun with briars, nettles and weeds.

The fields could be improved in a season; the people’s tempers and bitterness not for generations. Sectional antagonism went back far before the war. “We do not set any claims to public spirit in the matter of internal improvement,” a Rockbridge County historian admitted as early as 1852, “and are shamefully content to let all the glory that appertains there go to the go-ahead Yankees.” When the Yankees laid waste to the Shenandoah Valley, Virginians turned from sarcasm to denunciation.

People did not quickly forget the fate of towns like Scottsville, where every shop, mill and store was burned. Canal locks were dismantled. Records and books were wantonly scattered. The little town lay in its blackened pall, a returning soldier wrote “like a mourner hopelessly weeping.” If the small towns were bad, the cities were worse.

The closest major city to Lexington was Lynchburg, a transportation and manufacturing center fifty-four miles to the southeast. In 1865, life there was paralyzed. Stores were vacant. The tobacco business was ruined. Property everywhere declined in value. The occupying soldiers were a rowdy, rough and drunken set. Robberies occurred nightly.

Sixteen months before General Lee came to Lexington alone, [Northern] General David Hunter had come – with an army. His orders were to . . . destroy all supplies and burn all houses within five miles of the spot where resistance occurred . . . on June 6, 1864, Hunter took Staunton and headed for Lexington . . . crossed the bridge and burned the Virginia Military Institute, and looted the area.

Annie Broun echoed the native’s reaction in the helpless undefended town: “Can I say “God forgive him?” Were it possible for human lips to raise his name heavenward, angels would thrust the foul thing down again. The curses of thousands will follow him through all time, and brand upon the name Hunter infamy, infamy.”

Atop the bluff near the river stood the charred and blackened ruins of the “West Point of the South” – Virginia Military Institute. Along the streets were piles of rubble and brick. At the edge of town stood Washington College, desecrated and silent. Planks were nailed over smashed windows. Obscenities were scribbled on the walls.”

(Lee After the War, Marshall W. Fishwick, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1963, pp. 67-77)

Erasing Southern History, Step by Step by Alphonse-Louis Vinh of Vietnamese Immigrant Parents

  by Charles King Bird

Throughout the entire South, our Confederate Southern heritage is under massive attack. This time, it’s not just Yankee invaders who are doing this under a new Reconstruction; it’s being reinforced as well by influential Southern liberals who hate the traditional South. There’s a line that can’t be crossed. Jesus gave us an injunction to love our enemies, but this doesn’t mean that we have to allow our Western European civilisation to be destroyed either. Otherwise, what did more than 800,000 Southern soldiers heroically fight for against at least 2 million Union soldiers, if not to defend their people from a brutal and unnecessary invasion that needlessly took the lives of more than 750,000 soldiers

(According to a recent 2016 BBC report, contemporary scholars have updated the heavy toll from the figures we’ve been using since the late 19th Century–which were extremely well collected given the statistics available. Remember that there were only 25 million people living in the US according to the 1860 Census. Today that’s the equivalent of 9.7 million soldiers killed in an American War Between the States).

George Zimmerman Auctions Gun Used To Shoot Trayvon Martin

Via comment by Anonymous on White Supremacy” an Exclusively “Southern” Ide...":


Update: Gunbroker removed the auction from their site shortly before it was scheduled to begin.

George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer attacked by a drug-abusing illegal gun trafficker named Trayvon Martin, is auctioning off the Kel-Tec PF9 9mm pistol that he used the night of February 26, 2012, to shoot Martin and defend his life.

More @ Bearing Arms

Judge: Obamacare Paying Insurers without Permission from Congress is Unlawful

Via Billy

US District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer dealt the Obamacare administration a blow when she sided with House Republicans that the administration was unlawfully paying Obamacare insurers without permission from Congress.

"None of the secretaries' extra-textual arguments — whether based on economics, 'unintended' results, or legislative history — is persuasive," wrote Judge Collyner, a George W. Bush appointee, in her comments against secretaries for the Treasury and Health and Human Services departments who claimed they had done nothing wrong.

The Washington Times reports:

New NATIONAL Poll Reveals Massive Shift In Trump Support: Makes Up 12 Points

Via Billy

Just one day after a Quinnipiac poll recently showed that the presidential race was tightening in several states that are considered to be critical “swing states,” a new poll has been released showing a huge shift in support toward Donald Trump and away from Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton.

The new national poll, conducted by Reuters-Ipsos, showed Trump not far behind Clinton… in fact, it showed the two in a statistical tie for the potential Nov. 8 matchup.

Arizona Sheriff: Obama’s Blatant Disregard of the Law Is Costing Innocent Lives

Via Billy

illegals beating woman

Two illegal aliens pled guilty to second-degree murder and assisting to second degree murder this week.

Reinol Vergara and Edson Benitez will spend decades in prison after tying up 90-year-old farmer Earl Olander in Minnesota and beating him to death last April.

Prosecutors say Earl Olander struggled, and may have suffered for hours before he died. (KSTP)
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Today Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu blamed Obama for disregarding immigration law and costing innocent American lives.

Wittingly, intentionally, willfully, and voluntarily, trying to destroy America?

Via David

With both the government and the complicit media lying when they present fake unemployment numbers (5% is simply ludicrous) and talk about recovery, while concealing the actual facts and lying by omission, it is understandable if many Americans are ignorant of their situation.

- This ignorance of the facts, while imposed upon them, is NOT bliss, but it is intentional.

But Americans "know" that something is (a) very wrong, and (b) they are getting screwed by their own government and the crony system that runs things.

- This 'gut' instinct partly explains the Trump phenomenon.

Here are some facts to consider. Then ask yourself "what could possibly go wrong?"

More @ Theo Spark

Federal Government Throws Journalist into Prison for the “Crime” of Covering BLM Protests! 1 day ago

Via John

Pete Santilli

Reporter Pete Santilli had his hearing in Nevada on Monday on trumped up charges he is facing for his reporting on the Bundy Ranch Siege in 2014. As he left the courtroom in chains, he cried out, “I’m a journalist. This is what they do in Communist China!”

The Law Vegas Review Journal reports:

Peter Santilli, a conservative Internet talk show host, lost another bid for freedom Monday while he faces felony charges in the criminal case stemming from the Bunkerville standoff.

Following a hearing, Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said she did not buy Santilli’s argument that he was a journalist covering the April 12, 2014, armed confrontation between the Bundy family and law enforcement. He hosts the Internet-based “Pete Santilli Show” from Cincinnati on YouTube.

More @ Eagle Rising

Islamic Terrorism v Peeing

Via Billy