Well, this sure doesn’t fit the narrative… The sad thing is that LBJ’s plan apparently worked.
Answer: We’ll just do it ourselves.
The internet, even with all its downsides, has certainly done some interesting things for the way “normal” folks can do awesome things. Are the authorities not doing their duty in investigating a (potential) murder case? Covering things up are they? Media not doing their jobs to honestly report facts and relevant current events? No worries. The centipedes and /pol/ are on top of things.
Just a couple examples from today.
On the Donald this morning, they were talking about Wikileaks’ twitter announcement: BREAKING: Sweden has dropped its case against Julian Assange and will revoke its arrest warrant
So now does Mr. Assange just need a pardon from Trump and he’ll actually get to leave the Embassy? Some pedes seem to think leaving may be too dangerous for Assange even if that were possible, and that maybe it’s just a trap. I almost wouldn’t put it past the pedes and/or /pol/ to somehow break Assange out of the Embassy and have him whisked away to some safe and undisclosed location.
Google, of course, failed me for any further information. If you want truly breaking news, skip the news outlets, just go to the citizen investigators of the internet.
In other news, the centipedes and /pol/ are busy working to collect, archive and sift through every trace of Seth Rich on the internet (just one of many threads with them hard at work). They’re analyzing his entire life and personality and picking out anything that would lead to confirmation that he was the source of the DNC leaks and was murdered for it. As the circumstantial evidence amasses, it becomes increasingly easy to believe this “internet conspiracy theory.”
If it’s the so-called “unbiased media” and government officials — who we should supposedly be trusting over “weirdos” on the internet — who keep dishing out falsehoods and fake news, what are we supposed to think when the so-called “internet conspiracy theories” keep turning out to be true these days. I’m not sure there is anything too weird and convoluted to believe, especially when it comes to politics.
If the Left was routed in the last election, they haven’t given up the fight. They’re intent of fighting tooth and claw against Trump and all that his voters stand for and want for the US. I thought this summary by the Family Research Council of how the Left is trying to undermine Trump and up the ante in the culture war sounded accurate (though not complete):
The Left is pulling out the stops to destroy President Trump and to stop conservatives any way they can.
Here are five ways the “Progressives” have intensified the war on your values and freedoms:
1) Igniting an explosion of propaganda sold to Americans as “news.” The mainstream media are overwhelmingly committed to undermining President Trump and the conservative cause. We now know that many supposedly nonpartisan journalists were heavily — even financially — committed to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president.
2) Destroying public trust and spreading confusion. The media are hard at work in supporting the leftist agitators by spewing “fake news” and sounding the alarm about nonexistent crises virtually every day — dutifully affirmed and repeated by liberals in Congress and statehouses across the nation — all designed to deceive the American people.
3) Unleashing lawless radicals in the streets and town meetings. It’s now evident that Barack Obama is behind the mobilization of tens of thousands of radical agitators to shout down conservative members of Congress when they hold town meetings back in their districts and states.
4) Maintaining a shadow government working against the American government. Obama appointees who are still serving as unelected bureaucrats inside the federal government are now working against the Trump White House, essentially operating as a sort of “shadow government” from within the government itself. A torrent of suspicious leaks, some of them endangering our national security, as well as several other outrages, have made it painfully clear that enemies of America are at work inside the federal bureaucracy.
5) Coordinating and unifying the falsehood and disruption. The Left is obviously unified in its anti-Trump messaging, and its attacks are clearly coordinated across the entire spectrum of liberal media platforms and organizations.
America, ask yourself: do we a) wipe out all reminder of our history that involved the evil of slavery or b) re-instate segregation because that will better support the rights of blacks in our Nation?
Answer: Let’s do both!
Most recently in New Orleans, but happening elsewhere in the country, SJWs are working tirelessly to remove all vestiges of history that remind us the USA’s time as a Slavery Supporting Evil Nation by tearing down Civil War monuments and renaming buildings and institutions. I can hear their motto now: Destroying our history to preserve our future. Lauren Southern talks about just this in The Destruction of History.
But not all blacks think this is such a great thing. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was recently interviewed by Fox and one of the hosts Brian Kilmeade asked her:
“I want to talk about where your book starts, and that’s our constitution […] As an African-American woman, do you see yourself in this constitution?
Do you think that, when we look at nine of our first twelve presidents as slave owners, should we start taking their statues down and say, we’re embarrassed by you?”
Rice didn’t think so:
“I am a firm believer in ‘keep your history before you.’ So I don’t actually want to rename things that were named for slave owners. I want us to have to look at those names, and realize what they did, and be able to tell our kids what they did and for them to have a sense of their own history.”
Rice, currently a Senior Fellow at the Stanford School of Business, said, “When you start wiping out your history; sanitizing your history to make you feel better? It’s a bad thing.”
She then took a quick trip through the constitution as it relates to blacks in America.
Noting that her ancestors were originally counted as three-fifths of a man, how her father faced trouble in 1952 trying to register to vote in Birmingham, Alabama, and how, in 2005, she stood in the Ben Franklin Room of the State Department and was administered an oath of office by “a Jewish woman Supreme Court justice, that’s the story of America,” she said.
Rice said George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other slave owners were “people of their times.” “What we should celebrate is that from the Jeffersons and the Washingtons as slave owners,” she added, “look at where we are now.”
At Harvard, however, they’re working to turn back the clock. Blacks are leading the way to segregate themselves, so I guess it’s ok this time. And I’m impressed that these Harvard students raised the money to pay for this, instead of demanding it from Harvard, but it’s seems like a waste of money.
Harvard University will be holding a special separate graduation ceremony this year for black graduate students, with plans to expand the new tradition to include black undergraduate students.
The special ceremony and subsequent reception will feature some 125 black students, who raised upwards of $27,000 themselves to cover the ceremony and party, The College Fix reported. It is worth noting that these students will also be taking part in the regular Harvard graduation ceremony for all students…
“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” said Michael Huggins, soon to graduate with a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. “It’s an event where we can see each other and our parents and family can see us as a collective, whole group. A community.”
“This is not about segregation,” Huggins added. “It’s about fellowship and building a community. This is a chance to reaffirm for each other that we enter the work world with a network of supporters standing with us. We are all partners.”
Except that graduation ceremonies already provided a venue where parents, family and friends could celebrate the achievement and take note of the “network of supporters” without regard to race, color or creed…
The Root reported that black student college graduation rates across the country averaged 44 percent in 2011, yet the graduation rate for black students at Harvard approached 96 percent, far higher than the national average and seemingly indicative of there not really being a problem with black students being unable to achieve success at the school.
Not so fast though, as student Courtney Woods, soon to hold a master’s degree in education policy and management, explained: “Harvard’s institutional foundation is in direct conflict with the needs of black students. There is a legacy of slavery, epistemic racism and colonization at Harvard, which was an institution founded to train rising imperialist leaders. This is a history that we are reclaiming.”
If a group of students wants to raise $27,000 to have their own private graduation ceremony/party, more power to them, I guess. But why?! And how does excluding other races not just keep racism going?
But maybe they’re on to something. Come on white people, let’s start holding our own private functions just for whites! Oh, wait? That’s racism and not allowed? Even if we pay for it ourselves?
Liberal logic goes something like this:
As we all know by now, Le Pen lost and Macron won. What will happen to France? Time will tell, but I’m glad I don’t live in France. Some folks think it was too late anyway. Some think that Le Pen’s loss won’t be the end of nationalism for the French, but that it will continue to grow. What option do they really have? Fight back or be destroyed. Here are a couple different responses (PJW and Razorfist so language of course):
Paul Joseph Watson made this before the results were in. His take was somewhat more hopeful than Razonfist’s but since Le Pen lost I’m not sure it matters.
The GOP might be mostly worthless (and possibly traitorous), but we have had a few hopeful developments this week.
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order doing something unprecedented: establishing as the official policy of the federal government to “protect and preserve State and local control over” our nation’s education system.
You can watch the press conference and official signing of the document online.
President Trump’s executive order also directs U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to review every single regulation, guidance document, or other publication from the U.S. Department of Education to see whether any of them violate laws limiting the federal role in education. The order specifically directs the secretary of education to “rescind or revise” any such regulations or guidance documents “no later than 300 days’ from yesterday…
In recognizing the primacy of these laws [No Child Left Behind & Every Student Succeeds Act], President Trump’s executive order is unique. Past presidents—from both political parties—have often used such directives to increase federal control over various aspects of society, including education. Whenever the federal government increases its role in education, children suffer, as bureaucrats far removed from parents, teachers, and locally elected school boards exert their will over how our students are educated.
The order also singles out the “Common Core State Standards developed under the Common Core State Standards Initiative” as one specific area where state and local control over education has been attacked.
After an eight-year war on faith, President Trump finally called a ceasefire on the conflict started by Barack Obama with an executive order on religious freedom. The measure, which was celebrated in a signing ceremony at the White House, was the fulfillment of one of the most significant promises made by the longshot candidate: “to preserve and protect our religious liberty.” …
Among other things, the directive checks another big box on the White House’s to-do list — lifting the gag order on churches and other nonprofits under the Johnson Amendment. Since the first days of his candidacy, Donald Trump has railed against the 60-year-old piece of tax code that liberals have turned into a club to punish pastors with. For too long, the Left has used the IRS to threaten the charitable status of churches who dared to speak out on the moral issues of the day…
Medical professionals, charities, businesses, and even nuns who’ve suffered under the outrageous mandate of Obamacare will finally have the relief they need to say no to insurance coverage that violates their conscience. After years of court battles, they’ll be free from regulatory harassment of including contraception and abortifacients in their health care plans. But that’s not all the order does. It sets in place a multi-step process that will provide some long-overdue protections by directing the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to develop guidelines for every federal agency to ensure they protect and promote religious freedom. This includes members of our military, who, under the Obama administration, have been systematically silenced and even purged. Men and women like Chaplain Wes Modder (U.S. Navy-Ret.) and Monifa Sterling, who stared down the ends of their careers for their deeply-held beliefs, can finally come out of hiding and live out their faith openly.
Finally, for our friends like Barronelle Stutzman and Don Vander Boon, who’ve suffered for their biblical views on marriage, there’s hope. As President Trump said, “No American should be forced to choose between the dictates of the federal government and the tenets of their faith,” President Trump told those of us gathered in the Rose Garden for today’s ceremony. “We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore,” the president said. “We will never ever stand for religious discrimination.”
And finally one that might not pan out, but here’s hoping…
By a 217-213 vote, the House advanced the mission the Americans elected them for — defunding the nation’s biggest abortion group and gutting an unsustainable and unconscionable law. Despite almost three months of drama, the GOP managed to pull together a coalition that put the American Health Care Act (AHCA) over the top, fulfilling a major pledge the president’s party has campaigned on since 2010… House leaders have struck a compromise that lowers premiums, boosts freedom, and protects taxpayers and the unborn.
Today’s win was a long time coming for pro-lifers, who watched with revulsion every David Daleiden video detailing the horrors of Cecile Richards’s group. For once, the moral injustice done to taxpayers has a voice: Congress’s. There was the usual phony panic from Planned Parenthood, which insisted that if Congress didn’t send them their usual half-billion taxpayer dollars, women’s health care would cease to exist. (What they didn’t mention is that the money would be redirected to thousands of local health clinics — which, incidentally, haven’t been referred for criminal prosecution.) Not surprisingly, they’ve called the effort to defund their organization a “national scandal.” But honestly, the only real scandal is that America has been funding the group as long as it has!
Let’s hope the Senate follows quickly in the House’s footsteps and sends the AHCA to the desk of the pro-life president we’ve been waiting for. It’s time for Donald Trump to make history and bring our nation closer to the day when all human life is protected under law.
Perhaps the French should be sending out distress signals, though I don’t know who/what can help them. Will May 7 determine their fate and whether they have some small hope for their future, or none at all?
We know that France is a mess right now. According to Lauren Southern, France’s May Day riots were worse than Berkeley. She was there reporting with Luke of We Are Change. They’re staying in France to cover the Le Pen vs. Macron election. Their prediction? This is just the beginning; expect much worse rioting following the election, no matter who wins.