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Real Life: The Library Journal Decries Library Collections As “Proliferating Whiteness”

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Just when I think inter-sectionalists can’t get any more insane, they say, “Hold my beer!” and do something like this.

Here are some excerpts from the article, written by a self-proclaimed supporter of “critical race theory.”

If you look at any United States library’s collection, especially those in higher education institutions, most of the collections (books, journals, archival papers, other media, etc.) are written by white dudes writing about white ideas, white things, or ideas, people, and things they stole from POC and then claimed as white property with all of the “rights to use and enjoyment of” that Harris describes in her article. When most of our collections filled with this so-called “knowledge,” it continues to validate only white voices and perspectives and erases the voices of people of color. Collections are representations of what librarians (or faculty) deem to be authoritative knowledge and as we know, this field and educational institutions, historically, and currently, have been sites of whiteness.

I like how she says “so-called knowledge,” as if there’s not an objective standard by which we can validate truth. Is the knowledge she’s decrying in these books written by “white dudes” wrong or not? I’m not aware of any modern societal movement to bar “people of color” from having their works in libraries, nor do I know what a “white idea” is. She should probably provide some basis for her claims instead of simply dismissing people and their writings based on race. That’s called racism, just in case she wasn’t aware.

Library collections continue to promote and proliferate whiteness with their very existence and the fact that they are physically taking up space in our libraries. They are paid for using money that was usually ill-gotten and at the cost of black and brown lives via the prison industrial complex, the spoils of war, etc. Libraries filled with mostly white collections indicates that we don’t care about what POC think, we don’t care to hear from POC themselves, we don’t consider POC to be scholars, we don’t think POC are as valuable, knowledgeable, or as important as white people.

This seems like a sane viewpoint.

What libraries were paid for with the “spoils of war?” I honestly have no idea what she’s talking about. You can see she’s just throwing buzzwords out there. Prison industrial complex, black and brown lives, etc. It’s inter-sectional Mad Libs. Nowhere in her article is there any actual challenge of these so-called “white collections.” No critique of what’s in them, nor any salient argument made against their contents. Her views are simple racism, nothing more. The same would apply if a white person dismissed the works of black people based only on their race. We should be judging people as individuals, not maligning them by placing them in a general identity group to heap scorn on.

As to her actual concern, there’s a valid reason why so many library collections are written by white individuals. The Enlightenment and the effects of it happened in the west among European societies. That means white people are going to have a large presence in collections about such things as philosophy, science, governance, and reason. It’s not because a bunch of naughty librarians decided to bar other races from opining on those issues. In fact, there are plenty of books on those topics by people of different races. The demographics, though, are simply a result of the realities of history.

Honestly, when I read that article, it felt like I was reading satire. The inter-sectional movement has become a parody of itself. None of what they say makes sense and most of their concerns are simply made up in their own heads, i.e. they don’t actually exist for the reasons they say they exist. You’d think such a nonsensical movement would die out sooner rather than later. Let’s hope.

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Real Life: The Library Journal Decries Library Collections As “Proliferating Whiteness”

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Just when I think inter-sectionalists can’t get any more insane, they say, “Hold my beer!” and do something like this.

Here are some excerpts from the article, written by a self-proclaimed supporter of “critical race theory.”

If you look at any United States library’s collection, especially those in higher education institutions, most of the collections (books, journals, archival papers, other media, etc.) are written by white dudes writing about white ideas, white things, or ideas, people, and things they stole from POC and then claimed as white property with all of the “rights to use and enjoyment of” that Harris describes in her article. When most of our collections filled with this so-called “knowledge,” it continues to validate only white voices and perspectives and erases the voices of people of color. Collections are representations of what librarians (or faculty) deem to be authoritative knowledge and as we know, this field and educational institutions, historically, and currently, have been sites of whiteness.

I like how she says “so-called knowledge,” as if there’s not an objective standard by which we can validate truth. Is the knowledge she’s decrying in these books written by “white dudes” wrong or not? I’m not aware of any modern societal movement to bar “people of color” from having their works in libraries, nor do I know what a “white idea” is. She should probably provide some basis for her claims instead of simply dismissing people and their writings based on race. That’s called racism, just in case she wasn’t aware.

Library collections continue to promote and proliferate whiteness with their very existence and the fact that they are physically taking up space in our libraries. They are paid for using money that was usually ill-gotten and at the cost of black and brown lives via the prison industrial complex, the spoils of war, etc. Libraries filled with mostly white collections indicates that we don’t care about what POC think, we don’t care to hear from POC themselves, we don’t consider POC to be scholars, we don’t think POC are as valuable, knowledgeable, or as important as white people.

This seems like a sane viewpoint.

What libraries were paid for with the “spoils of war?” I honestly have no idea what she’s talking about. You can see she’s just throwing buzzwords out there. Prison industrial complex, black and brown lives, etc. It’s inter-sectional Mad Libs. Nowhere in her article is there any actual challenge of these so-called “white collections.” No critique of what’s in them, nor any salient argument made against their contents. Her views are simple racism, nothing more. The same would apply if a white person dismissed the works of black people based only on their race. We should be judging people as individuals, not maligning them by placing them in a general identity group to heap scorn on.

As to her actual concern, there’s a valid reason why so many library collections are written by white individuals. The Enlightenment and the effects of it happened in the west among European societies. That means white people are going to have a large presence in collections about such things as philosophy, science, governance, and reason. It’s not because a bunch of naughty librarians decided to bar other races from opining on those issues. In fact, there are plenty of books on those topics by people of different races. The demographics, though, are simply a result of the realities of history.

Honestly, when I read that article, it felt like I was reading satire. The inter-sectional movement has become a parody of itself. None of what they say makes sense and most of their concerns are simply made up in their own heads, i.e. they don’t actually exist for the reasons they say they exist. You’d think such a nonsensical movement would die out sooner rather than later. Let’s hope.

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State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Refers to Jussie Smollett As ‘Washed Up Celeb Who Lied To Cops’ in Newly Revealed Text Message

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In a newly revealed text message obtained by The Chicago Tribune in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx calls Jussie Smollett a “washed up celeb who lied to cops.” This was written two weeks prior to her abrupt decision to drop all charges against him – and after she had recused herself from the case.

Smollett was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct on suspicion of staging a Jan. 29 hate crime attack on himself.

This message was included in a group of thousands of internal emails and texts released to the newspaper on Tuesday. On March 8, in a text message to her top assistant and fellow prosecutor Joseph Magats, she compared the case against singer R. Kelly to Smollett’s case. She believed the charges against Smollett were too harsh. She wrote:

“Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16 (counts). On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think it’s indicative of something we should be looking at generally. Just because we can charge something doesn’t mean we should.”

On March 3, Magats texted Foxx to notify her that he had given Foxx’s phone number to Michael Avenatti, who was planning to represent the Nigerian brothers whom Smollett had hired to “commit the assault.”

“…….. so Michael Avenatti reached out. Apparently he’s coming in to represent the Nigerian brothers in Smollet. I gave him your office number.”

Foxx announced that she had recused herself from the case on February 19th. After the decision was made to drop charges against Smollett, she revealed that she had never “formally” recused herself. This move sparked outrage from Chicago Police Department officials, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and most Americans.

In a statement obtained by USA TodayFoxx said “After the indictment became public, I reached out to Joe to discuss reviewing office policies to assure consistencies in our charging and our use of appropriate charging authority. I was elected to bring criminal justice reform and that includes intentionality, consistency, and discretion. I will continue to uphold these guiding principles.”

Whaaat?

According to the Chicago Tribune, the text messages indicated that prosecutors informed the Chicago Police Department only moments before the charges were dropped.

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REPORT: In the Wake of His Hoax Disaster, Jussie Smollett’s Broadway Debut Gets Canceled

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According the Daily Mail, hoax-haunted Jussie Smollett has lost a lead role in the Broadway show Take Me Out.

There’s a trail o’ stink followin’ him.

Jussie was in the running for the part, but the outlet confirmed he’s been nixed from consideration.

Charges against the actor were recently dropped, but that did little to make things hunky dory (here, here, here, and here). The end to his prosecution only served to raise a whole buncha questions.

One question that’s no longer hovering is, “Will Jussie star in the play?”

The answer:



From the Daily Mail:

“Everything was set to go and the producers were planning to announce that Jussie and Zachary Quinto were starring in the play last month,” said one Broadway insider.

“Everyone was so supportive after the attack and then suddenly, everything shifted.”

It was all on account of a shock:

Another source close to the production reiterated this, and said that the events of the last few months have left them in shock.

And it was a great missed opportunity:

“Here is a kid who is on a hit television show, has made a name for himself, and gets the chance of a lifetime,” said that source.

“He would have come off the sixth season of Empire and kicked off the next leg of his career with a role on Broadway. And not just that, the lead role in one of the best plays of the century in his Broadway debut.”

That source then added: “Why on earth would someone throw that all away.”

It’s a good question.

And the impact of his decisions continues.

Jussie had appeared to be all in. But in the end, the Broadway show followed the edict of its title: They Took Him Out.

-Alex

 

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls Her Own Party Leadership Racist in Response to Ilhan Omar Dispute

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There’s so much civil warring going on within the Democratic party that I can barely keep up. I’m actually getting tired of writing about it, but hey, the news is the news.

In the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s dismissive comments on 9/11, the response has perhaps been even worse. Omar herself has accused Republicans of inciting violence against her for simply quoting her verbatim. How that makes any sense is anyone’s guess, but it’s 2019 and this is the modern woke, liberal movement. Many other Democrats fell in line and rushed to her defense, including most of the 2020 hopefuls in what can only be described as a pathetic show of fealty.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the “fresh faces” of the Democratic 2018 class took it a step further and decided to call everyone a racist.

“Taking it out of context, this is just pure racist act by many of those—hateful acts by those because she does speak truth when it talks about different issues that they don’t disagree with. And I’m really outraged because as a person that has gotten direct death threats myself I know that her life is put in more danger.”

Not content with just hitting at Trump and Republicans, Tlaib is apparently incensed that any Democrat would even passively suggest Omar could have handled the situation better.

The Daily Wire has the story.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) lashed out at Democrats — not Republicans — yesterday, in the wake of criticism leveled at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for minimizing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, accusing Dem leadership, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), of racism and using Congressional colleagues of color as “tokens of diversity.”

Fox News reports that Tlaib “claimed in a Twitter message Saturday that she and other minority members of the party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness.”

Tlaib would go on to complain specifically about the Democratic party using her self-proclaimed “squad” in promotional campaigns while supposedly not giving them a seat at the table over policy.

“They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse,” Tlaib wrote on social media. “However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.”

Tlaib also retweeted a post from Omar, essentially accusing Pelosi of the same, as well as a post from a “human rights activist” who doubled down.

“More and more we’re realizing that POC [people of color] are used as props by @TheDemocrats,” Tlaib’s retweeted missive read. “When we run, we’re told to wait our turn. When we speak about our struggles, we’re told we’re angry. When we ask them to stand up for us, they say we’re being divisive.”

Tlaib’s favorite game since getting elected is accusing anyone who disagrees with her as being discriminatory against “people of color.” She normally saves those volleys for the GOP but in this case, she’s training her fire at her own party leadership. I almost feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi having to put up with this but then I remember that she’s helped nurture this new woke left, so nah.

Tlaib’s claims are nonsensical and come off like the whining of a spoiled child. Does she not realize that she’s just one of 435 members of the House? What makes her voice more worthy of a seat at the table that some no-name representative from Nebraska? Did she really think she could walk in as a 1st term Congressional member and start dictating policy direction? The mentality of entitlement that’s come along with the elections of Tlaib, Omar, and AOC is a sight to behold. These people really do think they are the most important voices in our government and in regards to the Democratic party, are they wrong? No, not really. They are controlling the messaging at least and Pelosi has no one to blame but herself for creating the mess she now finds herself in.

I’ll note that despite all this infighting, the media seem to have no interest in actually reporting on it. Republicans can disagree about where to go for dinner and you’ll get dozens of “CIVIL WAR!!” headlines. Meanwhile, you’ve got Tlaib accusing Nancy Pelosi of racism and CNN is all “meh…” about it.

Pelosi’s wing has already lost this battle. They just don’t realize it yet. Democrat politicians are terrified of ticking off their woke, inter-sectional base and the rabidness of said base is only growing more fierce. We see the kowtowing of the 2020 candidates, such as Beto going full beta male and apologizing for being white. Biden has done similar things. This is the new Democratic party and Tlaib, Omar, and AOC are running things. Pelosi and the rest of the leadership get to enjoy the monster they’ve created.

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Ohio Democrat Advocates Race-Based Extermination? Pushes to Exempt Black Babies From the State’s Pro-Life Law

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Does the Left hope to abort black babies in particular?

They’ve made some moves toward doing so.

The WNBA ran a campaign last May to promote Planned Parenthood (here). In August, a Texas abortion clinic sponsored a billboard telling minority mothers to #TrustBlackWomen and abort their babies because “abortion is self-care” (here).

And now, a Democratic politician in Ohio wants to except black babies from the state’s fetal heartbeat bill.

State Rep. Janine Boyd evidently wants as many specifically-black babies as possible to be aborted, as reported by LifeNews:

On Tuesday during a state House Health Committee meeting, [Janine] proposed Amendment 0291 to add the exemption.

Boyd likened restrictions on abortion to slavery as she urged her fellow lawmakers to support the measure.

“Black slaves were once treated like cattle and put out to stud in order to create generations of more slaves,” she said. “Our country is not far enough beyond our history to legislate as if it is.”

Mark Harrington — president of the pro-life Created Equal — called out Janine’s apparent desire for race-based extermination:

“Referencing abortion to avoid consigning children to slavery, she seems to suggest black children today should likewise not be born—which is exactly the purpose of her amendment. Every human being is valuable regardless of the color of his or her skin. To suggest that only black babies should be killed in Ohio is shocking racism not befitting of a representative of the Ohio House.”

Yep.

Ohio’s bill is significant:

The heartbeat bill passed the state legislature Thursday. It would prohibit abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy, in Ohio. Because many women do not even know they are pregnant at this early stage, the legislation could protect almost all unborn babies in Ohio if it goes into effect.

But it won’t protect black babies, if Democrat Janine Boyd can help it.

What would happen if a Republican tried to exempt black children from an abortion law? I think we all know it wouldn’t be nothing.

Despite the Left’s recent propensity for calling conservatives Nazis, Hitler would surely love Janine’s idea.

-Alex

 

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Julian Brazier: Yes, the Conservatives must engage with young people – but challenge their worldview, not concede it

Sir Julian Brazier is a former Defence Minister, and was MP for Canterbury from 1987-2017.

James Kanagasooriam’s interesting recent ConservativeHome article summarised polling and analysis by Onward which should alarm all Conservatives. His thesis is powerful: we have lost young people’s support, and even that of those in mid-life, to an extraordinary extent.

His conclusion however – that we should poll young people and, based on the findings, move policy towards their wishes – is less convincing. Clearly engaging with youth and, indeed, those in their twenties and thirties, is crucial. But simply analysing what young people want and offering as much of it as we can afford would lead, I believe, nowhere, for three reasons:

We have allowed the Left to dominate schools and universities to the point where traditional Conservative voices on everything, from free market economics to the dangers of transgender therapy for children, are being excluded. As a tweet quoting Roger Scruton recently put it: “Once identified as right-wing you are beyond the pale of argument; your views are irrelevant, your character discredited, your presence in the world a mistake. You are not an opponent to be argued with, but a disease to be shunned. This has been my experience”

Ironically, just days later, an unscrupulous New Statesman journalist stitched him up in an interview, which resulted in the government sacking him from his (unpaid) post chairing an advisory group on housing design. His response is worth reading .

The gay former chairman of Kent University Conservative Association reflected after the 2017 general election that it was harder to come out as a Conservative than as a gay man. Some Conservative students complain of biased marking in subjects like history, economics and politics by Marxist professors. A Canterbury A level student activist tells me that he does not dare let staff at his (academically strong) school know he is a Conservative. Across the country ‘safe spaces’ and ‘no-platforming’ of those with conservative views by student unions are widely reported. Last year, Nigel Biggar, an Oxford academic was vilified by a string of his colleagues for teaching that the British Empire had benefits as well as drawbacks, while Cambridge has recently banned the distinguished polymath, Jordan Petersen, from a visiting lectureship because he was once photographed with a student wearing an offensive tee-shirt.

Rather than swallowing the world-view of young people today, we need to challenge their ideas. More of us need to follow Jacob Rees-Mogg’s programme of speaking regularly in universities, and we need to introduce scrutiny of the syllabus and teaching materials in schools, using such levers as the new Office for Students and Ofsted. If those bodies prove supine, we could empower students to apply to a tribunal to have taxpayer funds cut off when their unions are promoting political safe spaces, no platforming or showing political bias in the allocation of funds.

Students are justifiably angry about a system of fees and loans which plunges them into levels of debt that the majority are likely never to fully repay. Yet, if we make comparisons with abroad, we see that the systemic problem is deeper than students – and the wider public – understand. In most countries, including other European countries, most students go to their local universities from home. In America, public sector tuition fees are usually lower than the UK and the private sector has built endowment funds to support the talented less-well-off. In Britain, almost uniquely, the vast majority of students go away to university, and rack up huge debts to cover both crippling accommodation costs and heavy tuition fees.

This is compounded by many universities packing their benches with people whose study is unlikely to benefit their careers. In November, the Education Select Committee published a report denouncing many universities as poor value and inflexible. While stressing the quality of our best institutions, the report highlighted that fact that almost half of recent graduates work in non-graduate roles.  Indeed, more widely far too many people are studying degrees in subjects for which they are clearly not qualified. What point is there in reading engineering, if you cannot pass a Maths A Level, for example?

Too many of our weaker universities are treating students as cash cows, who rack up debt without improving their prospects. This is producing an angry graduate underclass with shattered expectations, who are consigned to jobs they see as beneath them – and with no prospect of paying off their debts. Not surprising that the Onward study shows that those who qualify as apprentices are much more likely to vote Conservative than recent graduates.

The rise in interest rates has provided the final twist in the garrotte. That can and must – be reversed, but doing so will be expensive for the taxpayer. More important is that any serious (and affordable) reform must start from recognising that the design of our university sector is unaffordable: the traditional British residential model, which delivers some of the world’s best universities at the top end, is unsuitable for delivering affordable, job-enhancing teaching and training for those with lower attainment levels.

The second quartile of each cohort, broadly the bottom half of today’s university sector, needs a shift towards local availability of HE (or FE), avoiding crippling accommodation costs, as its counterpart in most of Europe does. Equally, we need to move towards a much higher proportion of vocational degrees, as in the USA and the Far East – and as the recent Select Committee report recommends. Loading the cost of the current behemoth onto young people whose earnings will never justify it – and ending up with the state paying because they cannot repay – is the worst of all worlds.

The third issue is the most difficult of all. The report shows attitudes on three critical and related subjects whose handling needs to involve explanation as well as listening. First, a high proportion of young people see us as racist – or at least as anti-diversity – which helps to explain why members of ethnic minorities are disproportionately unlikely to support us (they are also disproportionately young).

Furthemore, a bare majority of the young are in favour of controlling immigration, but by a much smaller proportion than in older age groups. Anecdotally, this reflects a widespread view among students and young graduates that immigration controls are racist, on the one hand, set against angry opposition to immigration among the less-educated, on the other.

Finally, access to accommodation – unaffordable housing to buy and rent – is a major concern, among the young and older groups right up into their forties.

This last point is hardly surprising given the cost and shortage of housing, but Conservatives have failed to explain the linkage between unaffordable housing and spiralling population, largely driven by heavy net migration. Last week, the ONS reported, according to the Daily Telegraph, that they are revising their population estimate for 2026 up by a further 700,000 over and above the three million increase over the next seven years they had earlier projected. These numbers, combined with ‘domestic’ growth (heavily increased by replacing emigrating pensioners with incoming young people) could absorb most or all of our new housebuilding, leaving little for the disappointed aspirants.

It will require a major effort to explain that the mathematics of supply and demand in our housing market is at the heart of the need to tackle net migration, not, crucially, racism.

James Kanagasooriam is right. We must address young people, or the Conservative Party will wither. Post-Brexit, it should be our highest domestic priority, but – like Iain Duncan Smith’s reforms on welfare – our response must seek to make the weather, not just respond to it.

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Actor Geoffrey Thorne’s DESPICABLE Tweet To Candace Owens: ‘They Will Never Think Of You As Anything But An Obedient Ni**er”

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Turning Point USA’s communications director Candace Owens has had quite a week! After thoroughly destroying Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) at a House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Hate Crimes, she prepared for her upcoming show about the social stigma that conservatives, specifically black conservatives, face today.

She sent out the following tweet:

Without question, it is more difficult today to come out as a conservative than it is to come out as gay. Conservatives today are treated with the same social stigma as gays were in the 80’s, Sunday on the #CandaceOwensShow, @robsmithonline and I discuss!!

(Rob Smith is a fellow Turning Point USA contributor who is conservative, black, and gay.)

And she received the following disgraceful reply from actor Geoffrey Thorne:

they will never accept you. they will never think off you as anything but an obedient nigger. you will never be one of them. they see you as a trained animal that does the right tricks. one can only pray you never realize because, if you do, what’s left of your soul will crack.

Owens responded:

Just curious as to what Twitter’s policy is for hate speech and more importantly — blue check mark verification. Anybody know?

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Following Thorne’s contemptible tweet, Smith spoke to Breitbart News “and explained why it seems black conservatives are oftentimes subjected to this type of hateful rhetoric, and what it means for other black conservatives observing this behavior, who do not yet feel comfortable expressing their views publicly.” He said:

I think liberals of all colors have been conditioned to police the thoughts of black conservatives and use dehumanizing language towards us by the same phony leaders who sell them nothing but victimhood and fear to line their own pockets.

Every time someone ‘in the closet’ about their political views sees a black conservative smeared like that, they retreat further in, and the cycle continues to perpetuate the lie that all black people think monolithically.

I’d never even heard of Thorne until this morning, just as I’d never heard of actor Jussie Smollett until he carried out his hoax. Thorne is known for playing Sgt. Wilson Sweet on the television series “In the Heat of the Night.”

Thorne’s use of the n-word in his tweet, it seems to me, was intended to inflame. I don’t doubt that Thorne believes what he said, but by including “Ni**er,” he was deliberately screaming for the attention he knew he would draw. Perhaps, as Smollett did, he wanted to elevate his career.

Following his vile tweet, his twitter account was locked.

However, based on comments from Breitbart readers, Thorne’s remarks were not received well, as you can easily imagine. Here are a few of them:

“Thorne is….stayin’ on the plantation even after his chains are cut.”

“Wow what a jerk. Blacks telling blacks to shut up and sit at the back of the bus. Disgusting.”

“He’s just upset we have her and they have Waters.”

“Q: What do the KKK, segregation, Jim Crow and slavery have in common? A: Endorsed by Democrats.”

“If we pass that Civil Rights Legislation, we will have the ni**ers voting Democrat for the next 200 years!” LBJ, Democrat President, 1964

“It appears this obscenity spewing moron can’t handle Candace’s far superior intellect.”

“Every black conservative should be applauded for what they have to endure from black liberals. Candace Owens will be the first female president.”

Scoreboard:

Candace Owens:  2

Geoffrey Thorne:  0

Ted Lieu:  0

Jerry Nadler:  0

 

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Federal Judge Shows Why CJ John Roberts Was Dead Wrong About There Being No Obama Judges

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One of the dumbest things that Chief Justice John Roberts has done, and there have been a number of things that fall into this category, was to declare back in November of 2018 that President Trump was wrong in characterizing a judge, appointed by Barack Obama, who had overturned an administration policy as an “Obama judge.”

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should be thankful for.”

This was lunacy, though The Bulwarkians slobbered over Roberts’s comment as though he’d revealed the real world to Trump rather than engaging in a shallow attempt to gaslight the nation. Of course there are Obama judges. If you need proof, you need look no further than this.

The speaker is Judge Carlton Reeve, he’s an Obama appointee to the federal district court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He’s accepting the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal at the University of Virginia Law School. The title of his speech is OrangeManBad…just joking, but it might as well have been.

When politicians attack courts as “dangerous,”83 “political,”84 and guilty of “egregious overreach,”85 you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South. When leaders chastise people for merely “us[ing] the courts,”86 you can hear the Citizens Council, hammering up the names of black petitioners in Yazoo City. When the powerful accuse courts of “open[ing] up our country to potential terrorists,”87 you can hear the Southern Manifesto’s authors, smearing the judiciary for simply upholding the rights of black folk. When lawmakers say “we should get rid of judges,”88 you can hear segregationist Senators, writing bills to strip courts of their power. And when the Executive Branch calls our courts and their work “stupid,”89 “horrible,”90 “ridiculous,”91 “incompetent,”92 “a laughingstock,”93 and a “complete and total disgrace,”94 you can hear the slurs and threats of executives like George Wallace, echoing into the present.

This attack is heard loudest in the slander of Judge Curiel. But it will be felt through this Administration’s judicial nominations, especially those confirmed with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of the Article III judges confirmed under the current Administration, 90% have been white.100 Just one of those judges is black.101 Just two are Hispanic. It’s not just about racial diversity. Barely 25% of this Administration’s confirmed judges are women.102 None have been black or Latina.103 Achieving complete gender equality on the federal bench would require us to confirm only 23 women a year.104 How hard could that be? I suspect Deans Goluboff and Kendrick would say, “not very hard.

This Administration and a bare majority of the Senate, walking arm-and-arm, are not stumbling unaware towards a homogeneous judiciary. Think of the slurs against Judge Curiel. Think of the
nominations to the bench of those who call diversity “code for relaxed standards,” 113 who call transgender children part of “Satan’s plan,” 114 who defend the KKK in online message boards,115 who led voter suppression efforts for segregationists like Jesse Helms. 116 Think of the pattern of judicial nominees refusing to admit, like generations of nominees before them have, that Brown v. Board was correctly decided.117 That same Brown which led to Alexander v. Holmes County, which breathed justice into the segregated streets of my Yazoo City. As if equality was a mere political position.

Read the whole thing.

Those numbers are footnotes and most of them refer to tweets or statements by President Trump.

This entire argument is bullsh**. The reason the courts have come under attack is because courts have injected themselves into policy disputes. Judges have decided that they are unaccountable masters of a servile population not the inferior of the three branches of government (if you think I’m kidding, read the sad history of Missouri vs Jenkins), the only branch of the government that the Founders delegated to the Executive and the Congress to select and remove. The Judiciary is in Article 3 to the Constitution for a reason, not because the Founders were dyslexic or innumerate. The idea that the judiciary should be some kind of a spoils system doled out, not on merit, but on race, ethnicity, sexual perversion, or any other factor someone dreams up is just bizarre. How, exactly, does having a judge raised on food stamps improve the quality of justice for everyone? Or is xe only hear cases from food stamp recipients? In the two years Donald Trump has been president, his administration has been subject to a concentrated form of lawfare where hostile judges don’t rule on the law, they rule on their political beliefs and what they think is the correct policy. Look at the history of the so-called “travel ban” if you want examples of this partisan guerrilla war being carried out against the administration. Or the absurd notion that a mere memorandum written by an Obama cabinet official is the law of the land (that would be DACA).

What is Reeves claim to fame? He voted to strike down DOMA (which, by any standard was judicial overreach). He struck down a 15-week abortion law. In fact, he took the occasion of that decision to opine that the pro-life movement was just like the Klan (this guy’s use of Klan references are as frequent and inane as Walter Sobchak’s Vietnam references) and that men–that would be “citizens” to you and me–had no business legislating on the issue of child murder (see Federal Judge Says Pro-Lifers Are Like The Klan And Men Should Have No Voice On Abortion). He’s also opposed to religious freedom unless you agree to bake that f***ing cake but, in his speech, he says that unless you have Muslims on the federal bench (how they get there without a religious test is somewhat unclear to me) you can’t have religious freedom.

And he read a great speech when he sentenced three white guys when he sentenced them to prison for murdering a black guy (never mind that they were caught, charged, indicted, and convicted by people other than Reeves, and never mind that Reeves’s involvement was just a federal pile-on to create a media event because the three guys had already been sentenced on capital murder charges in state court, because we all know shooting your mouth off is at least as significant as actually doing something).

Reeves is not a hero. He is Exhibit A in what is wrong with our judiciary. He has decided that the president and the Senate are racists because they, using their authority, aren’t appointing the right color people to the bench. He insists that federal judges who become combatants in a political fight must be free from criticism and from being called out. He shows no humility, no respect for the rule of law, no regard for the fact that the Founders directed that the political branches govern and did not want Americans ruled by people appointed for life with very limited accountability. You don’t even have to agree with President Trump to recognize that his critique of the role the judiciary is playing today is one of an unresponsive and irresponsible super-political branch that blithely assumes authority that it has arrogated to itself in defiance of the US Constitution.

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More Reparations Silliness

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As if our institutions of higher learning weren’t already going off the rails, the Georgetown University student body has upped the ante. The students have voted for a $27.00 “Slavery Reparations” fee, presumably to be collected from white students and distributed to students who are the descendants of slaves. From the Washington Post article,

Georgetown University student activists are pushing to create a reparations fund for the descendants of slaves, one that would use a student fee to send a message that historical wrongs will not be forgotten — and to prod administrators to move more quickly on what students call a fundamental moral question.

What a bunch of mindless twits. No wonder students today graduate with worthless “studies” degrees, deeply in debt and then wonder why they aren’t being paid what they (believe they) are worth, ending up as social justice baristas.

As I’ve noted previously here and here, nobody living today in the United States, ever was a slave. Nobody living today in the United States, ever owned a slave. These children need to grow up and start focusing on things that matter. While they are at it, perhaps they should dump their “studies” majors and go get a degree in something worthwhile, like oilfield engineering…or maybe even better, go learn how to weld.

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