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The US is not founded on slavery after all? #1619Gate trends as NYT project memory-holes its central claim

BLM protester
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In what seemed like damage control after President Donald Trump threatened to defund schools teaching the 1619 Project, the New York Times has dropped its claim that US history began with slavery, triggering an immense backlash.

All hell broke loose after the chief author of the 1619 Project attempted on Friday to quietly reverse course on the project's claim that 1619 - the year the first African slaves arrived on American shores - was the nation's "true" founding. Critics also revealed that the paper itself had quietly changed its own text. Even one of the project leader's former colleagues ripped into the paper's lapse in "journalistic ethics" on Sunday, triggering further backlash to the backlash.

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Bullseye

"End school to prison pipeline" - New Kim Klacik ad highlights how liberals destroyed Baltimore

Kim Klacik
Readers may recall, in mid-August, we pointed out Kim Klacik, the GOP congressional candidate from Baltimore, is attempting to take late Elijah Cummings' congressional seat in Maryland's 7th congressional district.

However, there just one problem, she's a Republican, nevertheless, a young black millennial, who has been embraced by President Trump and top Republicans.

For more color on Maryland's 7th District, which covers the northern and eastern boundaries of Baltimore County, the majority of Howard County, and a decent chunk of eastern and western parts of Baltimore City, which have been dominated by Democrats for a little more than half a century.

Klacik was propelled into the spotlight in August when her campaign released a video of her walking the streets of Baltimore. She showed people "the real Baltimore," outlining how decades of Democratic policies have imploded communities:
"Democrats don't want you to see this. They're scared that I'm exposing what life is like in Democrat-run cities. That's why I'm running for Congress Because All Black Lives Matter Baltimore Matters. And black people don't have to vote Democrat."

Comment: Klacik certainly has a point now, doesn't she?

Watch how the liberal media shuts her down in this interview. Warning: crude language by commentator The Salty Cracker:




Yoda

Blunt truth: Former police commander says immigrants are behind wave of violent crime blighting Sweden, but authorities refuse to admit it

Rinkeby Stockholms Sweden no-go zones
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Rinkeby, Stockholms ln, Sweden
Police and politicians fudge the issue for fear of not being politically correct. But until they accept violent crime is being carried out by Somali and Arab gangs, they won't be able to tackle it. It's a lesson for the UK too.

Sweden is under assault, with its residents enduring frequent bombings, hand grenade attacks, murders, and shootings. Last year, there were 257 bomb attacks, following 162 the year before. With a population of just 10 million, that would be the equivalent of more than 1,600 bomb attacks being carried out annually here in Britain. Almost none of these incidents was motivated by terrorism.

So, how has one of the previously most peaceful and liberal countries in the world been turned into such a den of criminal depravity? And why have the authorities allowed this descent into anarchy?

Comment: AMEN.


Attention

Slavoj Zizek warns the treatment of Assange is an assault on everyone's personal freedoms

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Vivienne Westwood demonstrates in support of Julian Assange, in London
Julian Assange has had his rights stripped away in a case that should alarm millions, but too few people care because his character has been assassinated. He might have to go to prison before he gets the support he deserves.

There is an old joke from the time of World War I about an exchange of telegrams between the German Army headquarters and the Austrian-Hungarian HQ. From Berlin to Vienna, the message is "The situation on our part of the front is serious, but not catastrophic," and the reply from Vienna is: "With us, the situation is catastrophic, but not serious."

The reply from Vienna seems to offer a model for how we react to crises today, from the Covid-19 pandemic to forest fires on the west coast of the US (and elsewhere): 'Yeah, we know a catastrophe is pending, media warn us all the time, but somehow we are not ready to take the situation seriously...'

Broom

Disrupting Western family structure no longer among BLM's stated goals as manifesto vanishes from website ahead of US election

Black Lives Matter banner
© Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
A family from Bowie, Maryland stands with raised fists in front of a Black Lives Matter banner near the White House in Washington, DC.
The Black Lives Matter activism group has deleted a page called "What We Believe" from its website, disappearing such objectives as disrupting the "Western-prescribed nuclear family structure" as the Nov. 3 election nears.

The manifesto was published on BLM's "What We Believe" page at least as long ago as on February 2 but was no longer available as of last Friday. The page is now blank, except for an error message indicating that it can't be found.

BLM gave no explanation for its missing manifesto; nor did it offer a comparable replacement, forcing all those curious about the movement's goals to go to an "about" page, which, in rather general terms, explains its mission to eradicate white supremacy and "intervene in violence inflicted on black communities." It does not, however, include a belief, featured in the original manifesto, that "the nuclear family structure" should be consigned to the dustbin of history.

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UK to penalise schools that don't teach children LGBT activist propaganda

Boris Johnson LGBTQ
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Secondary schools which fail to teach pupils LGBT lessons will be penalised by inspectors, it has been revealed.

Ofsted, the British schools regulator, said that schools will no longer be able to secure a rating better than "requires improvement" if they neglect to inform pupils about LGBT lifestyles and about "all the protected characteristics", the Daily Mail reports.

An Ofsted spokesman commented: "The Department for Education's guidance makes it clear that secondary schools must teach about LGBT issues.

"Therefore, from next summer, if secondary schools do not teach about all the protected characteristics, they will receive a judgment of 'requires improvement' for leadership and management.

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Another 860,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Store Closings
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Another 860,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor reported Thursday.

It was another week-on-week decline for jobless claims as the jobs recovery drags on, but the improvements have been slow and the jobs recovery is running out of steam. Weekly claims have improved since mid-August, when they briefly inched higher.

Despite the improvement, last week's claims were still about four-times higher than they were before the pandemic.

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Bell

Systemic racism? Make them prove it

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Progressives say racism is everywhere in the criminal-justice system, but they don't provide many specifics.

I worked in the criminal-justice system for a quarter century. It is run, day-to-day, by the crème de la crème of graduates from America's top law schools. Those institutions wear their progressive bona fides on their sleeves and proclaim it for all the world to hear.

In their offhand rhetoric — insouciant, because they know their bien pensant allies in politics and media will never call them on it — legal elites will tell you that the administration of justice in America is systemically racist. But they are the system. The judges, the top prosecutors, the defense bar, the experts who craft the sentencing guidelines and the standards of confinement — overwhelmingly, they are political progressives.

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Star of David

Tel Aviv bars rebrand as synagogues to protest virus lockdown rules

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Israelis enjoy sitting at a bar in Tel Aviv on June 9, 2020.
The owners of a number of Tel Aviv bars have declared their businesses to be synagogues, in protest of government lockdown plans that on the one hand will prevent all bars and restaurants from operating during the closure, while on the other allow dozens to take part in prayers at houses of worship throughout the country.

Channel 12 news reported on two Tel Aviv establishments, Kiton and Shishko, that have put up placards declaring them to be places of worship. The report notes that the two bars are currently treating the act as one of protest and satire and are not planning to rebel against government restrictions at this time — though they also aren't entirely ruling it out.

Elad Dor, owner of Shishko, told the network: "Does it sound reasonable to you that you can bring 100 people into a synagogue, and I, who have a restaurant for 300 people can't let even 30 people in? Does that really make sense to you?

Comment: See also: Israel enforces unpopular second lockdown, protests erupt and some prepare to defy the orders


Brick Wall

Tech titans and censorship—The same people profiting from the quarantine are censoring criticisms of it

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The same bloated Tech/Data and Telecom Titans now gorging themselves on the corpses of our obliterated middle class are rapidly transforming America's once proud democracy into a censorship and surveillance police state. As Naomi Klein chronicled in her classic, Disaster Capitalism, totalitarian elements and ruling elites have, throughout history, reflexively used crisis as opportunities to shift wealth upward. "You never," Rahm Emmanuel counseled, "want a serious crisis to go to waste." The tread worn strategy is to inflame public fears to justify the imposition of authoritarian controls and censorship thereby allowing oligarchs to silence protest against their power-grabs and their wholesale privatization of the commons.

Led by Bill Gates, Silicon Valley applauded from the sidelines as medical charlatans fanned pandemic panic, confined the world population under house arrest, and shattered the global economy. Silicon Valley fattened as masked and isolated families turned to social media and Amazon. In five months, their quarantine put 58 million Americans out of work, permanently bankrupted over 100,000 small businesses including 41,000 Black-owned businesses some of which took three generations of investment to build.

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