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Politics

Bookworm Beat 6/13/20 — all the interesting things out there

This Bookworm Beat is a mish-mash of all the interesting things I’ve seen today whole browsing the “interwebs.” Leftists libraries and the new Orwellian world. The Royal Holloway library, part of the University of London, has proudly announced that it will begin censoring its collection. Where Western libraries once sought [Read More]

Faith

Defund The Police? Sure, Why Not?

The latest demand by the folks at Black Lives Matter and their ‘allies’ is to defund the police departments in the cities they and the Antifa pals have rioted in. The carnage in these cities is supposed to be a message and a warning, I suppose. And why not? Apparently [Read More]

Social Issues

Defunding police will leave a bigger void than leftists realize

Leftism is a rules-based system, not a morals-based system. Societies with only morals can manage without police; societies with only rules cannot. Growing up in San Francisco, I navigated through the geography of my community by the compass. The Pacific was to the west, the Bay was to the east, [Read More]

Culture

Candace Owens ” George Floyd Is No Martyr

Candace Owens belongs to a group of African Americans who see beyond the BS and understand what the real problems black Americans face are…and it isn’t ‘white racism.’ She’s totally correct that George Floyd is no martyr. He’s a thug who is simply convenient to the Democrats, BLM and Antifa [Read More]

Social Issues

A random thought about George Floyd

Two stories, with two little pieces of information in them, lead me to a question having more to do with Floyd’s life than his death. I don’t have much to say about George Floyd and the infamous arrest because I don’t know the facts; I just know the hype. The [Read More]

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Race Relations

Corporate virtue-signaling about institutional racism hides the real problem in black America

America doesn’t have institutional racism. It has a black community that undercuts itself and enablers who allow blacks to blame others for their failings. I know this sounds petty given the outrages on American streets, but one of the things that irritates me most is the corporate virtue signaling that’s [Read More]

Propaganda

The narcissistic entitlement of America’s criminal class

Footage from the riots shows a narcissistically entitled, hard-left criminal class that, quite self-righteously, has no consciousness of its own wrongdoing. Malignant narcissists are their own gods. In their own eyes, being god-like, they can do no wrong. To the extent bad things result from their conduct, the fault is [Read More]

Politics

Minneapolis riots — Another leftist city reaps what it sowed

The riots in Minneapolis were inevitable for Leftist policies against racism and income inequality lead to racism, income inequality, and police brutality. Tom Wolfe famously said, “The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.” Aside from being as true now [Read More]

Culture

New York Times Publishes Names of People Who Died of COVID-19 on Entire Front Page

Saved themselves the embarrassment of filling the front page with stories they’d have to retract in a day or two, I guess! At the risk of being accused of “whataboutism”, I don’t recall the NYT filling the front page of their Sunday paper with the names of H1N1 victims? But it reminded [Read More]

Politics

America is killing itself with a political and cultural cytokine storm

An immune system overreaction (a cytokine storm) can be more deadly than the disease. America’s political immune system is overreacting, and it’s killing us. An older friend of mine lives in Oregon, which has had 137 deaths from the Wuhan virus. In a population of 4,217,737, that means that 0.0032% [Read More]

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Politics

Bookworm Beat 4/13/20 — the “this is the place to come for coronavirus memes” illustrated edition

If you’re looking for coronavirus memes, my friend, you’ve come to the right place, and I’ll throw some bonus Biden memes, silly stuff, and random wisdom.     He’s 94; she’s 91: If you liked this post, you can find more illustrated editions here.

Guns & 2nd Amendment

African-Americans and the Second Amendment

Scott Kerwin, writing at Quora, takes on the belief common on the Left that the African-American community supports gun control because they suffer from a disproportionate level of violence. But Kerwin points out that this same community also suffers a disproportionate level of state-sanctioned violence – racist actions by the [Read More]

Race Relations

Guilty of Being White

Olzhas Yessenbayev isn’t white but gives an interesting defense for those who are when addressing the question, “What sucks about being white?” at Quora, a Google company. Olzhas writes: Quick disclaimer here: I am not White. I am not European. I am Asian, and I come from such a part [Read More]

Donald Trump

Hate Israel? Read this

Think that Israel is strictly a parasite on the American taxpayer? Think we shouldn’t help Israel or be its ally? Hate Israel? Read this. Lots of people, mostly Democrats have no love lost for Israel and attack it every chance they get. They spout the fable that Israel does nothing [Read More]