January 31, 2012
Did you hear the latest? President Obama has announced he will “no longer be thrifty with tax money”. Kind of reminds me of when the Nazis announced, late in 1944, that they would “no longer coddle the Jews”, or when al-Qaida recently announced that they will “cease being so tolerant of those who burn the Quran.”
But back to reality. None of the above would be so ignorant of their own past attitudes and policies. The establishment Left, on the other hand, excels in displaying total ignorance of their own attitudes and policies. Portland Realist brought one such example to my attention:
No longer colorblind
Schools’ new approach turns racial issues into cultural lessons
BY JENNIFER ANDERSON
The Portland Tribune, Jan 19, 2012
A black teacher at a North Portland’s Open Meadow School sent an email to fellow teachers and staff last week with the subject line of “Whiteness,” asking for “articles or anything that helps explain what ‘Whiteness’ is and the impact it has.”
At nearby Jefferson High School, the white principal is working with her majority-white teaching staff to be more culturally responsive to the largely black student body.
Across town at mostly white Mt. Tabor Middle School, the black principal is encouraging open discussions in the classroom about the recent black-on-white assault of a 14-year-old girl on a MAX train.
At Marshall Campus library last week, 70 Portland Public School teachers — all but 10 of them white — ranked themselves in order of their self-assessed “White Privilege,” then candidly shared their feelings and experiences with racism.
Why all the talk about race in the schools, if we live in a nation where children “will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character?” to cite Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his birth this week?
For decades, it seemed that the right thing to do was foster a “colorblind” society, where race doesn’t matter — a la Stephen Colbert’s “I don’t see color” shtick.
Now education and government leaders here and nationally have adopted the opposite thinking, that we must focus on race at all times — because not doing so is actually setting the cause of racial equality back even further…
The “Mainstream Media” acts much like “Big Brother” in Orwell’s 1984. “Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia”. Never mind that everything you’ve seen, read, hear and know tells you otherwise. Never mind that, for the last several decades, race and racial disparities have been in the headlines in newspapers across the country. Never mind that schools have been indoctrinating black students to be proud of their racial heritage while, at the same time, doing everything in their power to cause white students to be ashamed of their own. Never mind that, even as early as the 1970’s, when I was in high school, schools were keeping inventory of their students by race. We must ignore long-standing government programs such as “No Child Left Behind”, forced integration and the anti-white violence it has engendered. We must pretend that we never saw the multitude of studies that showed how black students were disciplined more than white students – and how teachers must therefore be held accountable for their “racism”.
All of that is in the past, and we must now make believe that it never happened. Now we are told that, in the past, schools were “colorblind”. It is as if we were told today, in the year 2012, that “American society has been ignoring Martin Luther King too much, that the time has come to start naming streets after him and maybe even recognizing him with a holiday”. It makes us want to scream at the newspaper (or television, if you numb your mind with that device), “HELLO!! Where have you been the last 50 years?”
January 30, 2012
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Latte Island recently posted an extraordinary video about an autistic girl who had been unable to communicate, until one day she started typing on a computer keyboard. I tried to post a comment there but, for some reason, I couldn’t get through the word verification. I found the video very moving and informative. The family appears to be Jewish.
Thank you, Latte Island, for bringing this to our attention!
January 28, 2012
I’m about to do something I loath. I find it very distasteful to cite the Oregonian without attacking it. But one can find valuable things even in puddles of bile and vomitus. From the article:
Horrific murder no surprise in meth capital of US
Jan. 21, 2012, 6:03 p.m. PST
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When a 23-year-old Fresno woman fatally shot her two toddlers and a cousin, critically wounded her husband then turned the gun on herself last Sunday, investigators immediately suspected methamphetamine abuse in what otherwise was inexplicable carnage. It turned out the mother had videotaped herself smoking meth hours before the shooting…
A Bakersfield mother was sentenced Tuesday for stabbing her newborn while in a meth rage. An Oklahoma woman drowned her baby in a washing machine in November. A New Mexico woman claiming to be God stabbed her son with a screwdriver last month, saying, “God wants him dead.”
“Once people who are on meth become psychotic, they are very dangerous,” said Dr. Alex Stalcup, who treated Haight Ashbury heroin users in the 1960s, but now researches meth and works with addicts in the San Francisco Bay Area suburbs. “They’re completely bonkers; they’re nuts. We’re talking about very extreme alterations of normal brain function. Once someone becomes triggered to violence, there aren’t any limits or boundaries.”
The Central Valley of California is a hub of the nation’s methamphetamine distribution network, making extremely pure forms of the drug easily available locally. And law enforcement officials say widespread meth abuse is believed to be driving much of the crime in the vast farming region.
Chronic use of the harsh chemical compound known as speed or crank can lead to psychosis, which includes hearing voices and experiencing hallucinations. The stimulant effect of meth is up to 50 times longer than cocaine, experts say, so users stay awake for days on end, impairing cognitive function and contributing to extreme paranoia.
“Your children and your spouse become your worst enemy, and you truly believe they are after you,” said Bob Pennal, a recently retired meth investigator from the California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
I am not an expert on meth, but from what I’ve heard and read, it’s probably not a good idea to take up the habit. Perhaps it is possible to be a casual meth user, just as there are casual users of many other illegal drugs. But the analogy that came to my mind, and I’m certain I’m not the first to think of it, is that of a person who releases a dangerous beast into an inhabited area. If that animal injures somebody, the responsibility goes back to the person who released it.
To damage one’s mind, in such a way that he becomes a danger and nuisance to those around him, is the equivalent of releasing a dangerous beast upon the unsuspecting public. Whether he releases an actual beast, or turns himself into a beast, is immaterial; either way, people find themselves in danger because of his actions.
It is unfortunate that we must take government opinions, and studies, with a grain of salt. It is difficult to trust them. But if there were a substance that, upon repeated ingestion, caused people to become beasts, I can see how a ban on that substance could make sense.
January 25, 2012
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Eugenicist is on a posting hiatus, but she still gives me good ideas for this blog now and then. Here are some nice memes, of a genre called “liberal douche Garofalo”. Enjoy!
There are many more where those came from – and you can make your own here. If you come up with a good one, feel free to share it in a comment.
January 24, 2012
We recently saw news reports of blacks attacking a white on the Portland MAX (train). According to the Oregonian, and the powers that be, this attack wasn’t racially motivated. Therefore, hate-crime charges will not be pursued. We are told:
Police have made arrests. Karley escaped with just bumps and bruises. TriMet has promised a written apology and to improve security. But there’s still something hanging out there. Buckland and I couldn’t decide which was uglier: The video or the reaction to it. “People have taken a grain of sand,” the landscaper and fishing guide said, “and tried to turn it into a 200-pound boulder.”
Karley is white. Her attackers are black. For many people hiding under the hood of anonymity on talk radio and in online forums, that’s all the evidence they needed to unload: Hate crime! Racist attack! Proof of “black hate” and “black racism”!
Stop. The reality, investigators say, is that the flogging started after Karley and her attackers had a “verbal dispute” on the train. Karley made it clear that she didn’t appreciate the girls’ loud, distasteful remarks about a boy riding with her. They, in turn, didn’t like that she had the mettle to stand up for her friend. So, the thugs advanced.
Yes, Karley told me, one of the strangers referred to her as “white girl.” But it was an encounter of a hundred insults. The girls were drunk on their own spit. These are the things bullies say.
Reading this story, a sense of deja vu came over me. Haven’t I seen this before? Oh yes! Back in 2008 there was also a black on white attack – and we were told the same thing, that race was not a factor. That the white victim was just as much at fault as the “vibrant” perpetrators. In another black-on-white attack the same year, the Oregonian did admit possible racial motives – and even included the fact that racial epithets were used – but readers had to get about half-way through the article to learn that it was “African Americans” who were attacking the elderly white woman.
The black-on-white public transit crimes we read about in the news are only the tip of the iceberg. I have personally heard white victims recounting their ordeals, at the hands of blacks, in attacks that never made it to the news. Are there any white-on-black attacks on the MAX? I seriously doubt it. Whites do sometimes misbehave on the Max, but it appears that most violent incidents are by blacks.
But getting back to the first incident, an Oregonian article, printed January 13th, 2012 (but apparently missing from their webpage) helps put the racial aspect of the crime in context:
Officers arrested three young women suspected of beating and spitting on a 14-year-old Centennial Middle School student Dec. 26 on a Green Line MAX train. A bystander’s video of the attack went viral.
Rakeshia Shamone Burns, 18, her 16-year-old half-sister and the 13-year-old half-sister of the 16-year-old face counts of assault, riot, disorderly conduct, harassment and interfering with public transportation, said Sgt. Pete Simpson, a Police Bureau spokesman.
One gets the impression that there are a lot of half-siblings in the black community of Portland. But aside from that, it is obvious that the authorities threw the book at those “troubled youths”. Notably missing, of course, are “hate-crime” charges. The article continues:
In a separate incident, a mother and daughter were arrested following a fight about 3:05 p.m. Thursday about a TriMet bus near Southeast 122nd Avenue and Division Street.
Officers were told that the pair tried to use invalid transfers, then verbally abused the driver and punched two passengers who tried to intervene.
Tina Renee Duckett, 36, and Markishia Welikea Duckett, 19, were jailed on counts of assault and interfering with public services, Simpson said.
Lest there be any doubt as to the ethnicity of this mother-daughter team, here’s what they look like:
All told, the article (on page B2 in the corner) describes three separate incidents. They could not hide the race of the first two. But here is the description of the third:
On Wednesday, a 15-year-old Benson High School student was beaten about 8 p.m. as he walked to a MAX platform on North Interstate Avenue. He was catching a Yellow Line train home after a wrestling tournament when a car driver yelled at him, then punched and kicked him Simpson said.
The suspect, who remained at large, was described as in his 30s, about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, with a silver Toyota Avalon.
Is it just me or is there something obvious missing from the above description of the suspect? Should we take a wild guess here and assume that that assailant was black? Well, it turns out we would be right. Here are some comments from the comment section of another Oregonian article:
January 22, 2012
Julie Kroll, of The Wrap, asks a fairly good question: “Why do they always blame the Jews?”
Have you noticed how celebrities who seem to reach a crisis moment in their lives lately bring up the Holocaust or engage in anti-Semitic wordplay during their outbursts — most notably Mel Gibson, John Galliano and Lars von Trier. Two were drunk, one is known for his unpredictable behavior, but still: Why blame the Jewish people?…
She goes on to give some examples of celebrities, and their relatives, making anti-Jewish comments or claiming to be Nazis. Some of them were drunk, some senile and some apparently taken out of context. But, for our purposes, we can assume that they were expressing their sincere opinions. After all, we know that many people really do dislike Jews. This much is not in question.
I knew, from the start, that Kroll would not even try to give an honest answer. Instead, this is what we get:
I read an article one of my good friends sent me from Aish.com. Historians and sociologists have come up with numerous theories to explain anti-Semitism. We will examine these one by one, and discuss the validity of each.
Economic: Jews are hated because they possess too much wealth and power.
Chosen People: Jews are hated because they arrogantly claim they are chosen by God.
Scapegoat: Jews are a convenient group to single out for blame.
Deicide: Jews are hated because they killed Jesus.
Outsiders: Jews are hated because they are different than the rest of society.
Racial Theory: Jews are hated because they are an inferior race.
Let’s examine these six frequently given reasons…
After briefly examining only the first of these reasons, economic envy, Kroll apparently ran out of space and concluded, essentially, by saying “don’t be an anti-semite”. Not once does it even occur to her that there might be some sort of behavior, or attitude, common among Jews, behind the dislike called “anti-semitism”. It’s really very simple. If it is acceptable to announce that one likes Jews, or “people of color” or gays, then this must refer to certain traits. Otherwise, such a statement is meaningless. If a person can like certain traits, then it follows that he can also dislike those, or other, traits. I’ve never heard of anybody getting in trouble for saying he “likes Jews” or “likes gays” for example. But the implication would be that, relatively speaking, he dislikes gentiles or straight people. But this is not considered a problem. If that same person were to announce that he “likes gentiles” or “likes straight people”, there is little doubt that there would be vocal objections.
As of this writing, there are only 9 comments to Kroll’s article. That is to say, there are only 9 approved comments. Here is my comment, which I doubt will be approved:
Perhaps it’s because anti-white organizations and individuals, such as the SPLC, appear to be composed largely of Jews. Here is a short piece I wrote addressing this very issue:
Here is a good synopsis how we know the SPLC is anti-white:
January 20, 2012
Hat tip to Human Stupidity (he sends me a lot of stuff) for bringing this to my attention. Should the figurehead monarch of a historically Christian nation honor Islam by covering her head while visiting mosques in Muslim countries? Many people are asking this question:
Queen Beatrix took on the fiery leader of her country’s anti-Muslim party, Geert Wilders, on Thursday by dismissing as “nonsense” his criticism of her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque.
The queen made her unusually forthright comment to Dutch reporters covering her state visit to the United Arab Emirates and Oman. Her comments were not recorded, but Beatrix told reporters she wore the head scarf in the UAE and again on a visit to an Oman mosque to show religious respect.
The popular monarch was responding to questions from reporters about parliamentary questions filed by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who said the monarch’s decision to cover her head on a visit to a mosque in Abu Dhabi on Sunday legitimises the oppression of women.
It is rare for the queen to respond so directly – and dismissively – to criticism from a political party in the Netherlands, where the unelected head of state’s role is largely ceremonial.
Wilders is a staunch opponent of Islamic head scarves and head-to-toe burqa robes for women. He is not alone in his position: the government of the Netherlands has announced plans to ban burqas.
I have no idea why she was visiting a mosque in the first place, but I can think of several possible reasons. As for her decision to obey the dress code within the mosque, of course she did the right thing. What kind of person would visit a house of worship, of any religion, and disrespect the the dress code?
When gentile politicians visit the Western Wall in Israel, they typically wear a skull cap. I happen to believe this is unnecessary and silly – but I understand their motivation: They wish to show respect for local traditions and people. When I visited Egypt, I walked about dressed in a Galabiyeh for much the same reason.
Perhaps Mr. Wilders has a problem with his queen visiting a mosque in the first place. This I could understand, but surely he doesn’t expect her to be rude and disrespectful toward people in their own native countries. If Europeans expect foreigners to respect European traditions in Europe, then they need to set an example by respecting other peoples in their own lands.
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