October 6, 2021
In the first few weeks of the 2021 semester, without the major media noticing, startling similar protests involving thousands of students have erupted on at least three major state university campuses — the Universities of Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. In each case, an alleged sexual assault by a fraternity member has triggered these “largely peaceful protests,” but in no case has the accused been arrested.
Although To Kill a Mockingbird remains among the most read books by college students, the protestors seem to have taken as role model not Atticus, but the racist vigilantes swarming the courthouse. Mao’s Red Guard would envy the students’ collective indifference to due process. A friend who stumbled onto the initial Kansas University protest told me, “It was madness, utter mob justice, a la Mississippi lynch mob, circa 1935.”
The protestors are largely white, female, and naive. Most, I suspect, think theirs is a legitimate protest against a real problem. To be sure, sexual assault is evil and inexcusable.
But then so too is its exploitation. Christina Hoff Sommers has described these anti-male protests as one of “those panics where paranoia, censorship, and false accusations flourish — and otherwise sensible people abandon their critical facilities.”
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How could a leftist Twitter troll not salivate over a New York Daily News story headlined, “Tourists assault NYC restaurant hostess after she asked for proof of vaccination.”
The opening of the story promised even more ammunition: “A trio of Texas women beat up a hostess at an Upper West Side restaurant after she asked for their COVID-19 vaccination cards, police said Friday.”
This Sept.17 story seemed to have all the elements of a woke morality play. Texas anti-vaxxers, surely MAGA, gang up on innocent New York City hostess just trying to protect the public from the killer virus.
September 21, 2021
Upon reading special counsel John Durham’s 27-page indictment of attorney Michael Sussman, I found myself asking, “Is there anything
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Perkins Coie lawyers would not do to keep their Democrat clients in power?” Thanks to Durham, we know they launched a cyberwar against candidate Donald Trump that makes their work on the Steele dossier seem half-hearted. What we need to know is whether their work in producing Barack Obama’s birth certificate was any more legit than these other misadventures.
As to Sussman, he stands accused of lying to the FBI, “to wit, on or about September 19, 2016, the defendant stated to the General Counsel of the FBI that he was not acting on behalf of any client in conveying particular allegations concerning a Presidential candidate, when in truth, and in fact, and as the defendant well knew, he was acting on behalf of specific clients, namely, Tech Executive-I and the Clinton Campaign.”
Durham could have summed up the charge in a page. Instead, he spent 27 pages outlining the skullduggery behind the deep state war on Donald Trump. According to Durham, Sussman worked with at least three high-tech firms, two university researchers, and several media outlets on a cyber smear campaign against candidate Trump that dwarfed the Steele dossier both in scope and in sophistication.
September 20, 2021
Women named Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, and Sally Rechelle Lewis are not likely consumers of right-wing anti-vaxx propaganda.
A student of the media looking for a textbook case of the perverse manipulation of the news by Big Tech and Big Media had to look no further than the coverage of a Thursday evening incident at Carmine’s restaurant in New York City.
The headlines from the incident were chum to get the Twitter trolls snapping:
Texas Tourists in NYC Attack Restaurant Hostess After Being Asked for Vaccination Proof
Caught on video: Texas woman attacked New York hostess after being asked for proof of vaccination
Texas tourists visiting NYC assault restaurant hostess who asked for vaccination proof
True to form, the trolls took the media bait, the tastiest morsel, of course, being the word “Texas.” With a lot of help from Twitter, Inc., the phrase “As a Texan” was trending on Saturday morning. Woke Texans—or fake woke Texans—weighed in by the net full.
If a psychology professor wanted to show his class how a deeply propagandized people can turn violent against a member of a pariah caste, he/she/zhe should have recorded the events that took place at the University of Kansas Monday night.
Atticus was once the students’ role model. Now the mob is.
It was Mob Psychology Lab 101. The pariah was/is male, now in the clear minority at just about every university. We have to presume he is white. If otherwise, there would have been excuses, not accusations, let alone an attack on a fraternity house.
The prevailing propaganda, absurd on its face, is that a “rape culture” terrorizes the American campus. The result of this toxic mix was an all too predictable mayhem.
As late as 3:43 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, the long-lived mantra of the pro-abortion movement, “My Body, My Choice,” was still showing signs of life. It was at that time, that the White House published the remarks made by Vice-President Kamala Harris at a “Reproductive Rights” roundtable.
“The President and I are unequivocal in our support of Roe v. Wade and the constitutionality of Roe v. Wade, and the right of women to make decisions for themselves with whomever they choose — about their own bodies,” said Ms. Harris.
“And, needless to say,” Harris continued much too quotably, “the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is their decision; it is their body.”
So far is Harris out of the White House power loop that she may not have known the mantra had less than two hours to live.
September 15, 2021
As I write this on Sunday afternoon, a Thursday Washington Post article headlined, “Postal Service workers not included in President Biden’s mandatory vaccination order, source says,” remains on the Post website uncorrected.
According to Post reporter Jacob Bogage, “postal workers would be strongly encouraged to comply with the mandate,” but they would not be forced to get vaccinated. To his humble credit, Bogage noted the paradox of Biden exempting “a massive chunk of the federal workforce … that interacts daily with an equally large swath of the public.”
Upon reading Bogage’s initial report, I was stunned that the Biden White House would coddle the USPS so conspicuously just a week before the California recall election. The “quid” in this case struck me as much too obvious a down payment on the “quo,” namely USPS cooperation in the mail-in voting. Given that ballots have been automatically mailed to every registered voter, the USPS has a major role to play in the election. All pundits seem to agree that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s future hinges on the mail-in vote.
Sure enough, on Thursday evening, Bogage tweeted a correction. “JUST IN: White House official now says USPS workers ARE part of the federal vaccine mandate under OSHA jurisdiction, though technically not under the executive order.” As shall be seen, given Bogage’s history with USPS, I am not sure I believe the correction.
Say the name, “Roseanne Boyland.” On Jan. 6, 2021, the 34-year-old Boyland died under mysterious circumstances in a tunnel leading to the Capitol. According to the Washington Post, The D.C. Medical Examiner’s office determined that Boyland died of “accidental acute amphetamine intoxication.”
Emerging evidence suggests that this diagnosis is as suspect as the one that netted Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin a 22-year prison sentence in the death of George Floyd. What is undeniable is that one well-connected black activist was involved in both.
Although the medical examiner most associated with the Boyland case is Dr. Francisco Diaz, the chief D.C. medical examiner on Jan. 6 was Dr. Roger Mitchell, Diaz’s then boss. Mitchell made something of a name for himself with his outrageous meddling in the Floyd case.
September 8, 2021
The most prominent Catholic leader in Texas, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the archbishop of Houston-Galveston, made headlines this past week. On the very same day the Supreme Court decided not to block Texas’s new abortion laws — an excellent opportunity for a headline-making quote — the good Cardinal used his bully pulpit to prohibit the Latin Mass in certain Houston parishes.
Cardinal DiNardo, alas, was taking his cue from the top. In July, Pope Francis put his thumb in the eye of those faithful Catholics dutifully trying to ignore his ongoing flirtation with the anti-Christian Left. He issued an Apostolic Letter cracking down on the Latin Mass, the revival of which over the last 30 years has been the greatest boon to American Catholicism since Fulton Sheen discovered television.
Pope Francis, a Jesuit, gives individual bishops the power to “regulate” the Latin revival. That said, papal dictates such as “take care not to authorize the establishment of new groups” leave little doubt about his long-term intentions. The pope’s gesture struck many Catholics as so gratuitously self-destructive that it revived the old joke, “What’s the difference between Baptists and Jesuits?” Answer: “Baptists know they’re not Catholic.”
In the fifteen years since Jill Biden became a “doctor” — Whoopi Goldberg once pitched her to become
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surgeon general — the average school of education has gone from being merely a bad joke to becoming scarily woke.
The reader need not take my word for it. The schools of education boast of their eagerness to subvert just about everything you believe in. Even the University of Delaware invites its students to pull information “from the social sciences, situated cognition, critical pedagogy, critical race theory, feminist theory, and disabilities studies,” all the better to twist young minds. Today, without that information, such as it is, a would-be educator has no career.
In the mind-twisting department, history teacher Gabriel Gipe of Natomas, California made the mistake of boasting about his desire to do just that. Gipe was recorded by Project Veritas saying, “I have 180 days to turn [students] into revolutionaries,” his technique of choice being “to scare the f— out of them.” The Natomas Unified School District was quick to assure the Sacramento-area parents, “The actions and approaches taken by one teacher do not represent the overall staff, students and school community.”
No, not every educator at Natomas has a hammer and sickle tattooed on his chest, but as one angry parent asked, “where the hell was the principal? Where were the vice principals? Where was the faculty of the school? Where was the superintendent, where was the rest of the district? Where were you?” Unknown to the parents, the adult educators had already been indoctrinated themselves.