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The Cynical and Dangerous Weaponization of the “White Supremacist” Label, by Glenn Greenwald

If everyone you don’t like is a “racist” or “white supremacist,” those terms quickly lose their meaning. They become just another way the in crowd can virtue signal. From Glenn Greenwald at greenwald.substack.com:

In dominant elite discourse, no evidence is needed to brand someone a “white supremacist.” The belief that it will produce political or personal gain suffices.

A protester with a sign is seen outside of the Hall of Justice during the Reject the Verdict rally on November 20, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Demonstrators from Black Lives Matter Louisville and Louisville ‘Showing Up for Racial Justice’ held the rally to refute the recent acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who claimed self defense after killing two protesters and injuring another on August 25, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

Within hours of the August 25, 2020, shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin — not days, but hours — it was decreed as unquestioned fact in mainstream political and media circles that the shooter, Kyle Rittenhouse, was a “white supremacist.” Over the next fifteen months, up to and including his acquittal by a jury of his peers on all charges, this label was applied to him more times than one can count by corporate media outlets as though it were proven fact. Indeed, that Rittenhouse was a “white supremacist” was deemed so unquestionably true that questioning it was cast as evidence of one’s own racist inclinations (defending a white supremacist).

Yet all along, there was never any substantial evidence, let alone convincing proof, that it was true. This fact is, or at least should be, an extraordinary, even scandalous, event: a 17-year-old was widely vilified as being a white supremacist by a union of national media and major politicians despite there being no evidence to support the accusation. Yet it took his acquittal by a jury who heard all the evidence and testimony for parts of the corporate press to finally summon the courage to point out that what had been Gospel about Rittenhouse for the last fifteen months was, in fact, utterly baseless.

A Washington Post news article was published late last week that was designed to chide “both sides” for exploiting the Rittenhouse case for their own purposes while failing to adhere carefully to actual facts. Ever since the shootings in Kenosha, they lamented, “Kyle Rittenhouse has been a human canvas onto which the nation’s political divisions were mapped.” In attempting to set the record straight, the Post article contained this amazing admission:

As conservatives coalesced around the idea of Rittenhouse as a blameless defender of law and order, many on the left just as quickly cast him as the embodiment of the far-right threat. Despite a lack of evidence, hundreds of social media posts immediately pinned Rittenhouse with extremist labels: white supremacist, self-styled militia member, a “boogaloo boy” seeking violent revolution, or part of the misogynistic “incel” movement.

“On the left he’s become a symbol of white supremacy that isn’t being held accountable in the United States today,” said Becca Lewis, a researcher of far-right movements and a doctoral candidate at Stanford University. “You see him getting conflated with a lot of the police officers who’ve shot unarmed Black men and with Trump himself and all these other things. On both sides, he’s become a symbol much bigger than himself.”

Soon after the shootings, then-candidate Joe Biden told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Rittenhouse was allegedly part of a militia group in Illinois. In the next sentence, Biden segued to criticism of Trump and hate groups: “Have you ever heard this president say one negative thing about white supremacists?

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Why They Hate Us, by The Zman

The left assumes that their opponents are as easily manipulated by propaganda as their own followers are. From The Zman at theburningplatform.com:

Back in the Bush years, the slogan they liked to use regarding their race policies was “the bigotry of low expectations.” An army of people no doubt spent months conjuring the slogan and field-testing it with audiences to make sure it hit the mark. They made sure it was completely anodyne while conveying the required adherence to left-wing morality regarding race. The slogan said George Bush cared while also saying the Democrats were the real racists.

In fairness to the civic nationalists, they have a point about the Left when it comes to the issue of race. Despite all the talk about racial justice, they talk about nonwhites as if they are children. For example, they literally argue that black people are incapable of acquiring a picture ID. Even if you want to limit that claim to the population that is dependent on the state, this claim is never made about the whites. You can forgive civic nationalists for being a bit rustled by this.

Putting that aside, there is another element to that old slogan. The underlying claim is not just that the Left treats nonwhites like children but that the Left assumes the nonwhites lack agency and therefore cannot be held accountable. This is not a small thing to say. It goes behind the hoary clichés about racism and speaks to how the Left sees themselves and the world. They see themselves as the puppet masters and the rest of us are just the puppets.

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Keep It Up, White-Haters, by Jared Taylor

Anyone who thinks that a backlash isn’t brewing should check out the video at the end of the article. From Jared Taylor at unz.com:

Reactions to Rittenhouse help wake up white people.

Video Link

This video is available on BitChute and Odysee.

Kyle Rittenhouse has been found not guilty on all counts. And the lefties are insane with rage. Many are convinced that the case was about race and nothing else, and that the acquittal is proof of white supremacy.

Here’s a 30-second summary of what actually happened. After a white policeman in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot a black criminal – in what was later found to be justified use of force — Rioters and arsonists went to work. Police held back, and this is all that was left of a Prisons Department building. Here is used-car dealer, Car Source, after arsonists torched it. Kyle Rittenhouse, who has close ties to the city, was outraged. On the third day of the riots, he was asked to protect the Car Source lot, together with several other armed men.

He also took a first-aid kit and treated several people who were injured.

The rioters, who had had such fun looting and burning, were furious when men with rifles showed up, putting out fires, spoiling their fun. The first man Rittenhouse killed, Joseph Rosenbaum – he’s in the red shirt – had been just released from a mental hospital after a suicide attempt.

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The war on the ‘unvaccinated’ is a desperate attempt to demonize and destroy the control group, by Jordan Schachtel

Given the adverse reactions, antibody dependent enhancement, and weakening of the immune system that vaccines inflict on their recipients, the war on the unvaccinated has become a war on the comparatively healthy. Inquiring minds want to know why the vaccines have failed, and we can’t have that. From Jordan Schachtel at dossier.substack.com:

The ruling class is very worried about non-compliant citizens.

I wanted to turn your attention to a side by side comparison map comparing the COVID pandemic of last year to this year. It is a true “photo is worth a million words” tweet from Rational Ground’s Woke Zombie:

Twitter avatar for @AWokeZombieWoke Zombie 😊 @AWokeZombie

#US #COVID19 Nov. 19 2020 vs. Nov. 19 2021 Pretty amazing the symmetry.

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The symmetry is indeed amazing. And the conclusion, after over 600 days of COVID Mania, could not be more clear.

Not a single “public health expert”-hailed mitigation or suppression measure, including the COVID shots, has done anything significant to solve the reality that lots of people get sick during their area’s annual respiratory season. This global war on a virus is going about as well as the War on Afghanistan went when it came to eliminating the Taliban.

The lockdowns failed to stop a virus.

The universal masking regime failed to stop a virus.

The millions and millions of societal restrictions and business closures failed to stop a virus.

And now it’s become pretty clear that the highly-touted “miracle”  mRNA shots are failing to stop a virus..

Instead of accepting this reality, world governments are doubling, tripling, and quadrupling down on the madness. Despite incredibly high compliance rates, with an estimated 7.5+ billion COVID shots delivered in arms, the mRNA “cure” has not lived up to its admittedly impossible to achieve standards.

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Woke Gets Whacked — But Hold the Victory Lap, by James Howard Kunstler

James Howard Kunstler shreds Critical Race Theory and vaccine propaganda. From Kunstler at kunstler.com:

It begins to look like the 2021 elections put a decisive end to the Woke-Jacobin-Progressive reign-of-terror, and its demonic efforts to cancel the authority of truth in human affairs — truth being derived from reality. For years, in an ever-escalating campaign of coercion, persecution, and punishment, the WJPs made their own reality-optional “truth” and foolishly expected the nation to roll over for it. On Tuesday, voters all over the land, in effect, whapped the Party of Chaos upside its head with thirty inches of No. 6 rebar and said “no more.” Days later, he Wokesters are still seeing stars and planets blink in their temporal lobes.

The Virginia governor’s contest illustrated plainly and clearly what was at issue, all crystalized in the Loudoun County School Board’s idiotic behavior this past year. First was the sex module of the mess: A fifteen-year-old boy pretending to be a girl in a dress raped an actual teenage girl in a “Girls’” bathroom. The Loudoun County School Board covered it up so as not to interfere with its innovative gender confusion pedagogy. The boy rapist was transferred to another school where he committed the same crime all over again. Very bad optics. And WJP candidate Terry McAulliffe told parents to stay out of it, stupidly driving a stake through his own heart in the process.

Second was the Woke race module, namely Critical Race Theory, the principle that American society is hopelessly and systemically racist and that white people need to be punished for it. The School Board and its political allies denied that this doctrine of Marxist identity politics was being worked into the curriculum. They were lying, of course, and stupidly, because it was very easy to prove.

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Is the U.S. Justice System Taking a Back Seat to ‘Black Privilege?’, by Robert Bridge

It looks like some defendants are more equal in the eyes of the law than other defendants. From Robert Bridge at strategic-culture.org:

With a court system more interested in the rights of criminals than the victims, the United States can expect the crime wave to continue unabated.

A recent school shooting in the United States indicates that the judicial system and the U.S. media are fully prepared to forgive and apologize for acts of violence – if they are carried out by minority groups.

On October 6, Timothy Simpkins, 18, shot four people inside of Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas following a reported altercation with another student. The very next day Simpkins, at the very same time one of his victims was in a coma following surgery, was out of jail after his family posted a $75,000 bond. That was just the first phase of the young Black man’s smooth journey from being a school shooter to a freed man in less than 24 hours later.

After a lengthy manhunt across northern Texas, Simpkins was charged in court not with ‘attempted murder,’ as might be expected in such a case, but rather with three counts of ‘aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.’

Aside from the leniency shown by the courts (Simpkins faces up to 20 years in prison, however, given the clemency that the U.S. justice system has been showing towards the perpetrators of such acts of violence, it is likely Simpkins will serve a mere fraction of that time, if any), the mainstream media presented a sympathetic portrait of the shooter, saying Simpkins was the victim of “bullying” at school.

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‘Teaching Kids About Race & Gender? by Chris Sweeney

Criticizing any of the garbage that nowadays passes for education at a school board meeting makes one a domestic terrorist. The U.S. needs a lot more of such domestic terrorism. From Chris Sweeney at lewrockwell.com:

The teaching of critical race theory’s a controversial topic for many US schools, and one parent’s seemingly innocuous enquiry about it has really lifted the lid on the whole can of worms.

Four months ago, Rhode Island mom Nicole Solas, 38, asked the principal of her child’s kindergarten whether the kids would be learning about critical race theory (CRT). Not all parents in the US are happy about its being taught, with some being concerned it focuses on skin colour rather than individual merit, and thereby creates the very institutional racism its teaching is supposed to eradicate.

Solas’ concerns, however, went deeper. She also asked the principal whether the children were going to learn about gender theory.

And it turns out they would be,” she told RT. “They said they don’t call kids ‘boys’ and ‘girls’, and they don’t use gendered terminology. [As for] the First Thanksgiving, they ask kids what could have been done differently.”

When Solas pressed for more detail, she was told to submit public records requests. She believed it was all just part of the bureaucratic process, but things changed when she filed her paperwork.

My school then threatened to sue me, as they thought I’d submitted too many requests. They bullied and harassed me in a public meeting. They treated me like I was having a show trial and ultimately decided not to sue me,” she explained. “But then a month or so later, the National Education Association, which is the largest teachers’ union in America, did sue me. They’re suing me to prevent the disclosure of public information that would come out of my public records requests, as they’re claiming teachers are going to be harassed if we know they are teaching CRT.

A court hearing has been scheduled for December. However, for Solas, that was only the start, as she felt allegations had been made about her character on American TV. As a result, she moved her daughter to a private Catholic school. She said, “I made a decision to remove her from public school the moment my school hired a PR firm to defame me in the national media and imply that I’m racist on Fox News.

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Conflict Of Interest? AG Garland’s Family Getting Rich Selling Critical Race Theory Materials To Schools, by Tyler Durden

This one isn’t quite as rancid as Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption, but it’s certainly odiferous. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

When it comes to conflicts of interest, Attorney General Merrick Garland appears to have a huge one.

Merrick’s daughter, Rebecca Garland, is married to the co-founder of an education resource company that pushes critical race theory – which angry parents across the country are protesting. Taking matters into his own hands, AG Garland tapped the FBI on Monday to huddle with local leaders to address a “disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against teachers and school board members.

As the Conservative Treehouse writes:

Well, well, well… This is interesting.  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland recently instructed the FBI to begin investigating parents who confront school board administrators over Critical Race Theory indoctrination material. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memorandum to the FBI instructing them to initiate investigations of any parent attending a local school board meeting who might be viewed as confrontational, intimidating or harassing.

Attorney General Merrick Garland’s daughter is Rebecca Garland.  In 2018 Rebecca Garland married Xan Tanner [LINK].  Mr. Xan Tanner is the current co-founder of a controversial education service company called Panorama Education. [LINK and LINK]  Panorama Education is the “social learning” resource material provider to school districts and teachers that teach Critical Race Theory.

Conflict of interest much?

Yes, the Attorney General is instructing the FBI to investigate parents who might pose a financial threat to the business of his daughter’s husband.

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Wokeness: Where has Honor Gone? by Jayant Bhandari

At the least, honor means refusing that which one doesn’t deserve. From Jayant Bhandari at lewrockwell.com:

When Justin Trudeau was asked why half of his cabinet was made up of women, his answer was, “Because it’s 2015.” Later, Joe Biden pledged to appoint a diverse cabinet that “looks like America.”

The Canadian female cabinet members are an excellent example of the current trend toward, and insistence on, a politically arranged “looks like something.” They got there through two helpings of “affirmative” policy. First, they were encouraged to stand for election because they were women. Second, they were chosen for the cabinet for the same reason—in this case, the announced reason. Of course, if merit weren’t going to be compromised, the affirmative action policy would be redundant.

During the past few months, American and Canadian companies have been scrambling to appoint women and people of color to leadership positions. This isn’t legally required—and it’s important to know that it isn’t being done for any moral reason, either.

Black Lives Matter and similar movements and the continual riots in the aftermath of George Floyd death have created a massive demand for virtue-signalling to and self-protection from the radical Left, and the woke masses. The sword of cancel culture hangs over anyone who fails to take protective measures or suffers a slip of the tongue.

Politicians and other salesmen have a keen sense of the pulse of the mainstream culture. They regurgitate what society wants to hear. The scrambling for “diversity” (which does not include intellectual diversity) is a result of woke culture metastasizing and at least becoming not repulsive to the majority.

Today, organizations openly advertise how many women, gays, and people of color they employ. I wonder if the female employees feel good about being paraded for their genitals. And how confident the people of color and the LGBTQ people feel whenever they realize they are in their positions because of their skin color or sexual orientation.

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Who Is Killing 10,000 Black Americans Every Year? by Patrick J. Buchanan

The greatest murder danger for blacks comes from other blacks. From Patrick J. Buchanan at buchanan.org:

“Unfortunately, Jan. 6 was not an isolated event,” warned FBI Director Christopher Wray last winter:

“The problem of domestic terrorism has been metastasizing across the country for a long time now, and it’s not going away anytime soon.”

Since he became director in 2017, said Wray, FBI domestic terrorism investigations had doubled in number to more than 2,000, and FBI investigations of white supremacists had tripled.

Listening to Wray, one came away with the impression that right-wing terrorism was our foremost internal security issue, that the Jan. 6 riot was a manifestation of that terrorism, and that white supremacists top the list of dangerous enemies inside our own country.

The vast turnout of police and press for the Sept. 18 protest on the Mall to demand fairness for the Jan. 6 “patriots” suggested that our elites shared Wray’s alarm.

All seemed disappointed when the brownshirts failed to show up.

Yet, with this week’s release of FBI statistics on violent crime in America, showing a record 30% surge in homicides in 2020 over 2019, questions arise.

What caused the number of U.S. victims of murder and manslaughter to explode by almost 5,000 last year to reach a total of 21,500? Why are homicides rising another 10% this year? Why are murders and manslaughters rising so dramatically in the USA?

For that number of killings, 21,500 in 2021, is three times the number of U.S. soldiers dead in 20 years of fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The New York Times and Washington Post both made the FBI figures front-page news. And the Times gave some insight as to who the victims of homicide in this country were and are.

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