An instructive pair of videos; a word about “systemic racism”; and lockdowns as a test of American tolerance for tyranny.
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Despite the somewhat hokey subtitle, this is:
Because it’s time to retire this deliberate distraction from the C19 coup-in-progress:
Other Voices (with an important afterword)
Spotlights on the past that help bring clarity to the present:
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“There are two distinct classes of men…those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes.”
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
August 24- In 1215, Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid. In 1891, Edison patents the movie camera. In 1939, Hitler and Stalin sign a non-aggression pact. In 1967, Abbie Hoffman leads a group of hippies who throw dollar bills from the viewing gallery at the New York Stock Exchange, causing trading to halt as brokers scramble to snatch up the falling paper. In 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In 1998, the first human being is implanted with an RFID.
Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter below.
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A Very Worthwhile Video
Despite the somewhat hokey subtitle, this is a powerful and important chunk of investigative journalism.
THE FILM BELOW IS WELL WORTH the 1:15 of watching time. When finished, see “How Stupid Do They Think We Are?” to round out the picture. Then forward this link (to the article you’re reading) like your liberty depends on it.
Remember, now read through “How Stupid Do They Think We Are?” The startling data in that article about about C19 events and history will be richly fortified with context by what you have just see in the video.
SEE THIS, TOO, from the always compelling Jerry Day:
Then forward this link (to the article you’re reading) as widely as you can.
“It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of Citizens and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle. We revere this lesson too much soon to forget it.”
“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there’s a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
-William O. Douglas
“There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men.”
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A Word About “Systemic Racism”…
Because it’s time to retire this deliberate distraction from the C19 coup-in-progress.
BULLSxxT. That’s the word.
I’m 65 years old, and my generation runs this country. While there are certainly some racists in the ranks, they are outliers in my generation’s culture– viewed with scorn by the vast majority and possessed of no institutional or “systemic” significance.
What allows the contrary narrative serving the interests of “race hustlers” and other exploiters to survive and even capture the spotlight over the last few months is just cultivated ignorance and disinformation. Let me take a shot at clearing up some of that fog.
WHEN MY GENERATION– the one that runs things, now, remember; the one that establishes what is “systemic” in America– was coming up and formulating its views, we thought Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Chief Dan George, Carlos Casteneda, Mother Teresa, Carlos Santana, Bill Cosby, Marvin Gaye, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Hank Aaron, Khalil Gibran and Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh were superstars, along with thousands of other “people of color”. The fact they they were “people of color” never even entered our minds.
We cared about what people did, not what they looked like. Work hard enough to develop and display a talent or skill or wisdom or great spirit and we embraced you, whether you were black, brown, red, yellow or white.
AT THE SAME TIME, my generation– the one that runs things, now, remember; the one that establishes what is “systemic” in America– supported the Civil Rights movement in every way that we could, creating enough political pressure to force significant institutional changes into law on behalf of “people of color”. We even went so far as to hold our noses and stand with the noxious Lyndon Johnson to do it (before immediately returning to the task of driving that otherwise despicable asshat from office).
Over the decades my generation– the one that runs things, now, remember; the one that establishes what is “systemic” in America– set up “affirmative action” programs to counteract what we saw as systemic racism of the past, along with bussing, express cultural representation, and massive wealth transfers from the pockets of those of us doing well to the pockets of those not doing as well, the majority of whom were “people of color”. And these are just the tip of the “reach out and help” iceberg.
“Systemic racism” would have said to the beneficiaries of all these efforts and the innumerable more of the same kind over the decades, “Hey! You’re on your own.” Or would have done worse than just talk.
Rather than “systemic racism”, my generation has demonstrated systemic love and acceptance and generosity and color-blindness.
In 2008 we elected a black president, for Pete’s sake! And then re-elected him in 2012!
THERE IS NO “SYSTEMIC RACISM”. But what I think may be mistaken for it– or, rather, misrepresented as it, by race-hustlers” and other exploiters– is systemic culturism. And for that, no apology is offered.
My generation– the one that runs things, now, remember; the one that establishes what is “systemic” in America– doesn’t like any culture that sneers at and discourages educational attainment, hard work, and respect for the rule of law. We don’t like any culture that celebrates and encourages gangsterism and vulgarity and a “perpetual victim” mindset. We don’t like any culture in which a hatred or resentment of others is a thriving, or even an animating, sentiment.
It doesn’t matter the color of anyone embracing the disfavored (and frankly, defective) culture. Those of my generation would be thrilled to have the Huxtables or Walter Williams living next door, and deeply disturbed to have David Duke or Marge Schott for a neighbor. The issue is not the color of the skin, it is the content of the character.
In fact, my generation’s culturism– the only real “ism” that can be called “systemic” today– holds racists in contempt and disdain, whether they be white, black, brown, red or yellow, and regardless of who or what is the object of their mindless prejudice or hostility or resentment.
It is only the real racists among us that mistake culturism for racism. These vile people assume that the defective subcultures being disdained are inherently and exclusively black artifacts and that therefore, disdain for the subculture is disdain for blacks, per se.
Such twisted minds insult blacks in their distorted cultural ascription as much as they do whites in their assumption that the disdain is for the person based on the color of their skin rather than their behavior.
SO, AGAIN, THERE IS NO “SYSTEMIC RACISM” in America. But there IS a coup being perpetrated, under the fog generated by the “Covid-19” hoax, and the “systemic racism” bs is involved.
Considering all that is known about both, it seems clear that the manifestly-bogus charge of “systemic racism” is a weapon being wielded by the coup-plotters to distract grown-up Americans from that real problem. The charge– along with the attention-riveting and unsettling destructive behavior taking place in its name– serves to confuse those American grown-ups and weaken their spirits.
The bogus charge and the unsettling behavior improve the odds those American grown-ups will stand numbly by watching the world they built with their blood, sweat and tears be burnt to the ground and replaced with a dystopian collectivist hive, rather than stand up and begin enforcing the law against the C19 “new normalizers“.
Clear the fog, denounce and debunk the distractions, and defend yourself America!
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