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The civil rights legend who opposed critical race theory

Martin Luther King
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Critical race theory, or CRT, is in the news these days but many people still may not know what it really means. They think CRT is part of the Rev. Martin Luther King's civil rights efforts. In truth, it is directly opposed to the central concept and vision he most stood for. One of the last and greatest civil rights leaders of our time -- and one of King's closest friends and advisers -- did understand CRT, and explicitly rejected it.

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker (pictured, at right) was a legend in the American civil rights movement. Executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the critical years of 1960-1964, he was a co-founder of CORE (the Congress of Racial Equality), chief of staff to King, and King's "field general" in the organized resistance against notorious Birmingham safety commissioner "Bull" Connor. Walker compiled and named King's "The Letter From Birmingham Jail." He was with King for the march on Washington that produced the "I have a dream" speech, and in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Afterward, Dr. Walker came north to New York City to serve as minister of the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem. He was one of the nation's most respected ministers until his death in 2018. In his book "David and Goliath," Malcolm Gladwell dedicated a chapter to Dr. Walker and his work in Birmingham. The cover of Ebony magazine called Walker "The Man Behind Martin Luther King." In short, no one may have known King's thoughts better or been closer to them than Dr. Walker.

Comment: See also: Political indoctrination: The truth about critical race theory


People 2

US to carry out first federal execution of a woman in seven decades

Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery
The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it has scheduled the first federal execution of a woman in almost 70 years, setting a Dec. 8 date to put to death Lisa Montgomery, convicted of a 2004 murder.

Montgomery, who was found guilty of strangling a pregnant woman in Missouri, will be executed by lethal injection at U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute, Indiana, the department said in a statement.

The last woman to be executed by the U.S. government was Bonnie Heady, who was put to death in a gas chamber in Missouri in 1953, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

The justice department on Friday also scheduled a Dec. 10. execution for Brandon Bernard, who with his accomplices murdered two youth ministers in 1999.

Evil Rays

Pandemic disruptions indirectly killed 75,000 more Americans than reported, study says

the body of a patient who died inside the Coronavirus Unit
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In this July 6, 2020, file photo, the body of a patient who died inside the Coronavirus Unit at United Memorial Medical Center is covered in sheets in Houston.
About 225,000 more Americans died between March and July during the pandemic — a 20% jump from previous years, a new study out of Virginia says. Of those excess deaths, just 67%, or about 150,500 people, were a direct result of COVID-19.


Comment: If that's even the correct number given all the inflated numbers that hospitals have been known to put out to fluff up the "threat".


This means that nearly 75,000 more people may have indirectly died from the coronavirus pandemic than official death counts reported in that time, researchers with the Virginia Commonwealth University said.

These include people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, dementia and heart disease who could not receive the medical care they needed or emotional crises that led to drug overdoses or suicides, according to the paper published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The gap between official and unexpected deaths could also be explained by delays in reporting COVID-19 fatalities, "miscoding or other data limitations," a news release on the study said.

Put another way, for every two U.S. deaths attributed to the coronavirus, a third occurs because of disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Comment: While the article is ostensibly about individuals who died as an indirect result of the virus, the author couldn't help but plant the propaganda seed of another surge coming soon. And given the usefulness of the virus to keep many people compliant and scared and unaware of the much bigger economic changes afoot, ie.the Great Reset, we wouldn't be surprised to see another "outbreak", however manufactured, by the media and aligned interests sometime soon.


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'We are in a truly Orwellian culture': Amazon yanks Covid-19 skeptic's book for ominously vague 'content violations'

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Amazon has joined its Big Tech fellows in ramping up censorship of any criticism of the "official" Covid-19 narrative, deploying obfuscatory excuses to justify removing journalist James Perloff's latest book, he told RT.

After selling a respectable 3,500 copies over the last two months, Perloff's book on the coronavirus pandemic and its weaponization by world governments, 'Covid-19 and the Agendas to Come: Red-Pilled,' was suddenly "banned" by Amazon.com, the writer revealed on Twitter on Thursday.


Stormtrooper

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan says 12 civilians killed by shelling in Ganja

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Rescue teams work at a site hit by a strike during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the city of Ganja.
Azerbaijan has said at least 12 people have died after shelling levelled a row of homes in the city of Ganja, with 40 more wounded in a sharp escalation of the conflict with Armenia over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Azeri prosecutor general's office said that two shells hit apartment buildings in the country's second largest city. There has been no official reaction from Armenia as yet.

The attack on Saturday, which saw a second strike in another part of Ganja and a third reach the nearby strategic city of Mingecevir, came hours after Azerbaijani forces shelled the ethic Armenian separatist region's capital, Stepanakert.

Comment: Armenia has denied making the attack and Erdogan continues meddling:
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called shelling of Azerbaijani cities by Armenia amid the escalation of tension in conflict-torn Nagorno-Karabakh region war crimes, adding that those responsible will be held accountable.

"Armenia still commits war crimes&massacres civilians. Kills innocent people incl. children. Silence against this atrocity equals sharing responsibility of these murders. Those who have no humanity will be held accountable for their crimes. Will always stand by brotherly #Azerbaijan", Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter.

In the early hours of Saturday, Azerbaijani presidential assistant Hikmet Hajiyev said that the Azerbaijani cities of Ganja and Mingecevir came under missile attacks. According to the emergency services, 13 bodies have been recovered from the rubble in the wake of the attack, while over 50 people were injured.

The Armenian Defence Ministry maintains that its military has not shelled the Azerbaijani territory.

Hostilities on the contact line in Karabakh have been ongoing since 27 September, with Yerevan and Baku accusing each other of starting the firing. The international community strongly condemned the escalation and called on the parties to settle the differences via dialogue, while Turkey has pledged its full support for Azerbaijan.
All in all, it looks like the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region is shaping up into yet another proxy war, with the West taking Azerbaijan's part, via Turkey, and Russia standing by Armenia. But since Erdogan is known to have has his own revanchist ambitions, he may be a wild card in the mix. Yet it seems neither side really want this conflict, with both endorsing Russia as a suitable mediator. So what is really going on?


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'Biden beat Trump' in TV ratings, MSM's rush to declare after dueling town halls...but did he?

Biden/Trump debate screens
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US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump held dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, October 15, 2020.
Jumping on early TV numbers, Democrats and the media declared a ratings victory for Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. Streaming numbers for their respective town halls paint a somewhat different picture.

Instead of a presidential debate - that was canceled over a last-minute rule change - Trump and Biden held town halls on different TV networks Thursday evening. Trump's hour-long NBC event was scheduled opposite Biden's 90-minute ABC appearance - and to hear the media on Friday, the Democrat won easily.

Comment: The Trump event ended earlier than Biden's. It is likely Trump viewers changed channels to catch the last segments of Biden's event and were thus counted in his tally. Had it been in reverse, the channel-switcher audience would have gone to Trump - if an equal playing field existed. Predictions without verification are whatever someone wants them to be.


Arrow Down

Biden campaign manager confirms what we all know about these 2020 polls

Biden
© AP/Andrew Harnik
Presidential candidate Joe Biden
We've been saying it for weeks now. The 2020 polls are trash. Things just don't make sense. Joe Biden cannot be up by 10 points over Trump and be in a dead heat with him in Miami-Dade County, the most populous Democratic county in the Sunshine State. I've seen polls where college-educated voters are oversampled. Democrats are oversampled. And some firms haven't moved away from registered voter models.

Zipcodes where Trump Democrats live are bypassed and suburban GOP voters are targeted more than rural ones for the obvious reason that the former group is hostile to Trump. Also, yes, there is a shy Trump vote this year. It's projected to be larger, with urban black women likely to fall into this category. Also, not everyone is as forthcoming with these pollsters over the phone. We have data on that too. What about young people? Youth interest in this election has dipped to levels not seen since 2000. We could see one million fewer young people vote in this cycle.

And if Biden is ahead by that much, he could hunker down in his bunker until Election Day.

Comment: Interesting admission by the Biden campaign manager as MSM revs up their game and numbers projections for Biden.


Attention

Pennsylvania's rejection of 372,000 ballot applications bewilders voters and strains election staff

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© Alejandro A. Alvarez/The Philadelphia Inquirer
Most rejected applications were deemed duplicates because voters had unwittingly checked a request box during the primary. The administrative nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up mail-in voting on the fly.

Pennsylvania, one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential election, has rejected 372,000 requests for mail-in ballots, straining election offices and bewildering voters.

More than 90% of those applications, or about 336,000, were denied as duplicates, primarily because people who had requested mail-in ballots for the state's June 2 primary did not realize that they had checked a box to be sent ballots for the general election, too. Voters have also been baffled by unclear or inaccurate information on the state's ballot-tracking website, and by a wave of mail ballot applications from political parties and get-out-the-vote groups. County offices across the state have been forced to hire temporary staff and work seven days a week to cope with the confusion.

Comment: A lesson in how not to administer ballots, run elections and inform the people!


Black Magic

A new statue depicting Medusa holding a man's severed head is a symbol of all that's bad about #MeToo - and why it has backfired on women

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The newest work by artist Luciano Garbati 'Medusa With The Head of Perseus', is seen during the public unveil at Collect Pond Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., October 13, 2020
In Greek mythology, men used to fear the stony gaze of the snake-haired Gorgon. Today, men once again feel such fear - but, ironically, no campaign has done more to impair women's opportunities either.

A seven-foot statue of Medusa holding a man's severed head was unveiled in New York this week. For six months, this sculpture, made by the Argentinian-Italian artist Luciano Garbati, will be situated facing the Manhattan Supreme Court, where Harvey Weinstein was prosecuted and convicted of sex crimes against actresses and female film-production staff.

The statue is being used in this position as a symbol of justice enacted against male rapists. However, it more accurately - and unintentionally - symbolises the difference between the public triumphalism of the #MeToo movement and its negative repercussions for women in the United States.

Sheriff

Seattle mayor who praised CHOP, supported police cuts, is now 'deeply concerned' as more than 100 officers have left the force

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
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Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
There is mass exodus going on at the Seattle Police Department.

Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan — who once called the police-free autonomous zone in her city a "block party" amid a "summer of love" — is now "deeply concerned" over the mass exodus taking place within the city's police department.

KING-TV reported early Friday morning that a record number of officers had left the department in September, according to a new Seattle Budget Office report. The report noted that 39 officers and officers-in-training "separated" from the department while an additional 14 officers extended their leaves.

Comment: You reap what you sow.

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