• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

In Education White Elites Played Black Racism Games 45 Years Ago in Minneapolis

The Rise of Black Racism by Well Meaning Whites  in the 1970s

School crime had exploded in most Minneapolis’ black school community in the late 1960s.  Busing was the school district’s  solution, sending junior high school students from black neighborhoods, usually  young male hoodlums at the head of each list,  into white communities in order to reduce  the violence in black majority schools in their home districts.

As starters, the overwhelming more liberal than Liberal white school administrators in charge refused to have the district  record, admit, share any information whatsoever about the out-of-control black, nearly all male hoodlums, in home district schools.   Knivings, beatings, stone throwings, thefts were  perpetrated primarily  against white students in these colored school districts.   Politically, the black community demanded busing  their students to white schools to share the crime statistics.  Only a black shooting at blacks during lunch hour (over a girl in the high school where I taught}   ever made the Minneapolis Star newspaper….a small paragraph.   Teachers were forbidden to discuss such issues outside school.  My  following article appeared at this  Prager site on  February 25, 2012:

TESTIMONY FROM HARRIET LYKKEN:   THE BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER

Unless otherwise noted my remarks in the following essay do not refer to the elementary school systems of education.  They have not been in my  fields of knowledge.   I mainly refer to what I have known years ago from teaching at the junior and senior high school level until February, 1972  and some public school teachings  in the 1990s  and my readings about highschool and college occurrences ever since.

Almost everywhere  coast to coast we Americans are living in troubled times.    Two generations ago the Nation was profouundly damaged  by its worst, most antiAmerican of all uprisings with  the most devastating consequences.

It endured the most vulgar, violent, and irrational  extended assaults on its learnings and learnings’ culture in its history.   Our United States was struck by  sex revolutionary, black racist, feminist,  Marxist, anarchist, and druggie  riots and bombings throughout college and country; an assault on both major political parties, and most of all an assault on the country’s God and family.

The physical and mental violence of this Cultural Revolution reigned between 1965 and faded in the streets at some time during the late 1970s.    It had elected Jimmy Earl Carter.    It had exited Richard M. Nixon.   It defeated America in the Vietnam War.  But it went to sleep when Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980.

However too late it might be, America the good,  America the great, may be reawakening.    All nations become  the collection of what had been taught their children.    President Barack Hussein Obama and his Marxist statist allies are products of the insitutions the violence and tyranny of that Cultural Revolution.   Its cobras entered the university classrooms.   Obama, Schumer, Specter, Corzine, Jackson, Waters, Sharpton, Kerry, Raines, Emelt, NPR, Leahy, Maher, Hollywood, Harvard, Yale, state universities, ‘religious’ colleges, the New York Times, TIME,  and such are its products.

America’s soul and body was relieved during the 1980s and well into the Bill Clinton years.   By then the revolutionaires had taken their bodies to university and many became professors and teachers to profess Marxism and hate toward the country and people they had been bombing.    Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were among  the stars.

Marxism had become America’s new religion at the temples of learning originally built  by America’s Christian past.

The battle for the soul and mind of the American child between the Bill Ayer Marxists and traditional American values folks  had begun without much of a battle.   Its educational structure fell immediately  into the hands of the extremists, the Marxists.    Administrators placated student rabble  to place  learnings in the social sciences into the hands of the America haters.    Educational insitutions   retained their  usual anti-intellectuals and fattened bureaucrats  to decide what American children should learn.    Mobs had to be served.     Students must be made equally uneducated.

This  history in the general has created  our  past and present generations as likely  the most uneducated and maleducated Americans ever….who have paid the highest tuitions ever to go to college, longer, and exitting unlearned, and a generation whose teachers of our young are the dumbest, some the druggiest ever and abiding in institutions lacking adult male supervision.

And responsible city officials, honest politicians, concerned parents and citizens, leaders in the business force wonder why.

American public schools are in trouble.    Their  traditional ‘systems’ and subjects have collapsed, have become  contaminated,  or have disappeared.

The American family is a mess.   Children,  many without fathers, and  hoodlums, hoodlum parents,  foreigners, the druggied, the drugged by teachers, and special-interest national, racial, and sexual  groups demand to dictate  every pimple on the student face and  disrupt  city and suburban school, and the nation’s present and future environment.

Poorly educated teachers are supposed to succeed in a classroom….Vacuously educated because the Nation’s education industry  hasn’t been interested in  developing skilled  and/or  learned student populations  for decades, especially in black urban  plantation communities of the inner cities.

I was caught early in this forty years of the rotting of  learning at the American public school.    My teacher contemporaries were better educated than those of this past generation….There was that Christian air  that still stimulated adult control and decent behavior still permeating the the halls of most high schools in Minneapolis where I taught.   Males were still in control

In the inner city black highschools, however, crimes were already regularly occurring both in school and on school grounds.

I taught in such a school, Minneapolis Central High School in 1972.    I, a tenured teacher  had been fired by the same school district  for alleged insubordination the school year earlier…..for not filling out a school form ‘properly’.

At the public hearing to which I was entitled the School District Administration was thoroughly embarrassed for their action.   The School Board had to support its District Administration and fired me on a 4-3 vote but stipulated that if I wanted to return teaching, they would welcome me to do so but without tenure.   I accepted and chose to teach at a predominantly black inner city highschool, Central High School.    I sought the challenge.

Even before I entered my first classroom to begin teaching there, I was harrassed by various small groups of black racists, curiously many of them white, including an English teacher at the school.    Although there were some blacks teaching at the school from which I had been fired the year before, there were no black students.    The racist word running around Central, said that those highschools  with few or no ‘minorities of black color’  were white racist schools both students and teacher, a total untruth…..but they had been taught so at home and by some teachers at Central.

I was determined to conduct my teaching with the same expectations as those I had in the highly civilized highschool in a neighborhood  of predominantly blue collared working people with rather large families.

There were many issues dealing with black misbehavior, black lack of discipline and respect for schools, for property  and education,  Drugs were not yet a serious problem, but school administrators would confront only the more serious crimes in the school and deny all of the rest.   All criminality was caused by black hoodlums both in and outside the school.   About half of the victims were also black.    The administration insisted no one should know about this.

Truth was seldom a factor in communication.   Administrators wanted  the school to succeed whether it was or not.   All of the teachers at Central were heroes for showing up.   Most were very capable at teaching and prepared in their topics.   All of their energy had to tend with the heavy air of hate against whites already so well ingrained in their culture.

While you are reading my essay, you should be reminded that many American public schools are confronted with troubles far  worse than I and others endured at Central.

Today, parents, administrators, professors, pontifs at colleges of ‘education’ , politicians, Marxists, gather in varying groups around the country to plot New Education for America.    Christians are fleeing these troubles, home schooling or paying dearly for a more civil, learning-oriented, safe,  male run educational system where knowledge might be taught…….just like the school system I was so lucky to experience when I was young, an educational system run by knowldgeable and demanding old maid school teachers backed up  by no nonsense male authority.

I was fired in early February, 1972, which really ended my public school teaching career.    The school administration claimed that I wasn’t fitting well  into the special conditions of minority mileu, and deemed me incompetent.

Even with my fairly powerful dose of confidence then, as well as now, and knowing that the claim was a complete lie, I was hurt.   I had some terrific kids to teach at Central.   Usually the hoodlums avoided classes.  A few even showed up and straightened out.     I had viewed my public school teaching as my lifetime career of choice.   I had purposely chosen the school and was succeeding in my goals in each of the classes I taught……despite all of the crimes some just outside of the class door and school windows.

I was finished as a career teacher, with the single exception of the following occurence, a speech by a parent of one of my  best students I have ever had anywhere at any time in both mind and habit, Joey.    His mother  Harriet Lykken and her husband David enterred my life.    What a blessing and reward.

She spoke on my behalf, on March 14, 1972.   I was allowed to have one person to represent me at both the private firing by the School Administration and at the School Board Meeting at which I would be officially ‘severed’ from the Minneapolis School system.    The School Administration strenuously fought my request that she represent me.   They expected the teacher’s union attorney which would make everything appear as a normal procedure before the public and the press.

Harriet Lykken was a God-send to me.  Rational, totally adult with all sorts of soundness of mind who proved to anyone who met her she was dedicated to improve  education, and that such improvements depended upon talented and skilled teachers.   Bright, charming, dedicated, devoted, and so well organized and articulate as one can deduct from her message to the School Board below…..THE BEST MOMENT IN MY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING CAREER:

TESTIMONY ADDRESS TO MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOL BOARD, March 14, 1972

by Harriet Lykken:

“Chairman Allen and Members of the Board:             I speak to you tonight as a parent of a boy at Central, one of Mr. Ray’s students.  We live in the Ramsey-Washburn district – my oldest son is now a senior at Washburn – and I have been active on PTA boards for some years.  It became obvious to us – and to our sons – that Ramsey and Washburn have rested on their laurels for too long, that except for a few outstanding teachers,  they do not provide the challenge and the stimulation that their students have a right to expect.  So my second son, Joe, welcomed the chance last Fall to leave Ramsey and enter tne “Magnet” program at Central where one of his first teachers was Glenn Ray, for American History.

It soon became apparent that Mr. Ray was exactly what we had expected of the Magnet program, a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, dedicated teacher, interested in teaching not just facts but the principles that lie behind the facts, and especially concerned with teaching his students how to think, how to form their own opinions and defend them when challenged.   When Joe signed up for another course from Mr. Ray, we all looked forward to more family discussions about what had been covered in class today.  We were therefore as shocked and distressed as Joe was to learn that Mr. Ray had been suddenly fired – told to clean out his desk and leave at once.   Like reasonable citizens, taxpayers and parents, we  began to try to learn all we could about the reasons behind this – on the face of it – extraordinary action. We talked to Mr. Ober and the principal Mr. Trammel, without much illumination.   We read the charges alleged against Mr. Ray and, later, his detailed answers to these charges.   We cross-questioned our son about these allegations and we talked to other of Ray’s students and their parents.   We talked  to Mr. Ray himself.

My husband,  who is a Professor of Psychology, frankly wanted to find out if the real reason behind this business might be that Mr. Ray was some sort of strange character.   His conclusion was that Ray was emminently sane and unusual only in being unusually high principled, unusually well trained, and unusually interested in teaching.

We even read the record of the hearing last year at which Ray was deprived of tenure and his job at Edison because he refused to answer certain questions on a meaningless form, because he had the courage to insist that the Administration had no right to FORCE him to answer questions about his private life and summer activities on pain of losing his job.   These were questions he would have gladly answered voluntarily but which he felt the Administration had no right to MAKE him answer.   I must say we were shocked to discover that this Administration was capable of such a petty and  punative action and that several members of this present Board condoned it.

Finally, at Mr. Ray’s invitation, I was present last week at a private hearing before Mr. Ober at which Mr. Trammel reviewed his charges and Mr. Ray rebutted them, one, by one.  I think, therefore, that I can fairly claim to know as much about this matter as any member of the Board.   Nor do I have any personal ax to grind;  I never met Mr. Ray until he had been fired for the second time and, before this incident, I have always been a supporter of the School Administration and the so-called “liberal” members of this Board.  But JUSTICE is more important to me than politics, and the education of my children far outweighs old friendships and loyalties.   Having considered all the  evidence I have come to  two inescapable conclusions:

First:   THE OFFICIAL CHARGES ARE RIDICULOUS AND HAVE BEEN TOTALLY REFUTED.  Mr. Ray is accused of not making written lesson plans and of leaving his class unattended.   Experienced teachers laugh at the idea of written lesson plans and Ray leaves his class no more often than any teacher must from time to time.  With such charges you could fire half the teachers in the system, including all of the best ones.   Mr. Ray asked some students not to wear their hats in class, thinking this might help maintain a minimum of discipline.  This reasonable request is now suggested as a basis for dismisssal.  I won’t review  the whole list; some of  these charges are absurd on their face and others are downright false or misleading.  The Board has seen Mr. Ray’s detailed and reasonable responses to every charge and what he says accords completely with reports we have from a number of his students.

Second:    THERE ARE NO OTHER COMPLAINTS OR ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MR. RAY THAN THOSE CONTAINED IN MR. TRAMMEL’S LIST OF ‘CHARGES’.   We’ve looked for them, we’ve asked for them, they don’t exist.   Ray has repeatedly asked for a public hearing and never behaved like a man with something to hide.   This is important, because the official charges are either trivial or vacuous or false and already we have heard ugly rumors of the sort that arise whenever the official reasons don’t make sense.

Since the Administration has persisted to its vendetta against Mr. Ray in spite of the lack of any case against him, we have been forced to certain further conclusions.  First. we assume that Superintendent Davis has managed to line up his four obedient Board members to support him, willy-nilly.   Secondly, we conclude that this Administration, for from being as progressive and student-oriented as we had previously thought, has become a hidebound bureaucracy more concerned with purging independent spirits, protecting itself from criticism and maintaining its absolute, despotic authority than it is with the fate of the school system, the quality and morale of its faculty, or the education of our children.  Thirdly, we must conclude that this action is not only a flagrant violation of academic freedom, a callous injustice to a blameless and remarkable man, and that it will cost this system one  of its most talented career teachers, but also that the firing of Mr. Ray cannot help but have a chilling effect upon every other decent teacher in Minneapolis.  We have already heard of several who are afraid to support Mr. Ray or even to talk with him in public for fear that THEY may be next on Mr. Ober’s list.   Finally, we have concluded that we can no longer uncritically support this Administration nor rubber-stamp the outrageous action recommended here tonight.”

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Sour Charles Krauthammer Sours over President Trump’s Stirring Words of Truth at Trump Towers

Charles Krauthammer has been resident guru at Fox Television for generations.  He is an intelligent man, isolated from most neighborhoods of the American world.  Moreover he was born Canadian, I believe, and Jewish, became a bit leftish when young and trained in psychiatry.   He miraculously survived a terrible accident during his college years which permanently crippled him.

I came across his name decades ago when I was a liberal and voted Democrat when the Party was not antiwhite, anti traditional democratic American,  and abandoned its hold on the Southern White Supremacy.   I think he wrote for the New Republic….a rational left publication before the complete parting of those descriptive words occurred.    Eventually he became a patrician conservative whose writings persuaded me, at that time  a Soviet Studies person, to challenge the socialist winds then already sweeping through college campuses.   In guessing I believe out of 500 his articles or television comments, I in the past, TOTALLY agreed with him…..which always made me feel relieved.   He even used to smile once in a while when pontificating before camera….with all things together made me follow him more religiously.

Until Donald J. Trump’s name wound up on the list of 17 GOPers running to become our nation’s 45th President.  It was then intolerance began to overwhelm Mr. Krauthammer as if  he were struck  with Whooping Cough whenever he’d pontificate his brilliance and forecasts regarding Our Donald.    I, too, coughed realizing the Donald was thinking seriously about becoming the nation’s leader….until his “Only Rosie O’Donnell” answer to a Megan Kelly gotcha question at the first Fox GOP candidates event.    I just knew he might be a winner for America!  None of the others were, nor could they beat Crooked Hillary.

I was aware of his financial and marriage world years ago.   I didn’t care.  I came to love him immediately….he had everyone in a tizzy.   He was quick thinking, clever, and conservative with a penetrating sense of humor and/or reality at hand.

He was a guy! …..not a feminist, not a con artist, leftist, nor was he Lindsey Graham, another boring functionary Bush….and had a better chance of winning than Governor Huckabee, whom I have always cherished……and DONALD WON to the chagrin of Democrats and perhaps a majority of professional  Republicans  to boot.

In six months he has become my favorite American president of my life time since I began following our presidencies in 1948.

The other day tragedy beset America at Charlottsville, Virginia.   The now befouled Democrat Party, half fascist left of all colors,  shapes, languages, and sizes, citizens and non-citizens,  , leftist college graduates perhaps high motivated,   and a the remaining quarter  professors, teachers, and news reporters of truly fake news types, rallied around the killing of a young women by some white guy who drove his vehicle into a crowd.    Fake News immediately reported on television he was named (but without proof)  a member of a neoNazi, White Nationalist gang which had been celebrating their being white by objecting to the planned destruction  of the white Confederacy’s General Robert E. Lee and had a legal permit to do so.

The killing was reported to have occurred after a war had broken out between Leftists and these White Nationalists after the White Nationalists had ended their rally.   Leftists had gathered, organized to taunt and stalk and confront these “weirdo” extremists and punish them with bats and sticks.   Conventional tv Republicans equaled or surpassed Leftist rioters in the hot  language used to describe the “neoNazi and White Nationalists…..unworthy of living.

Nothing similar was noted by fake news reporters about the Leftist mobs after human blood in that same park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Why did the local police stand in audience as  the war rioted on?

President Trump responded presidential when announcing to the American public his take on the tragic affair…..the death of an innocent women and the rioting of both sides of the conflict.   But the leftist fake news of the media INCLUDING FOX folks were not satisfied with the Trump take.  Conservatives such as I certainly were.  He inferred their was a combat episode in the tragedy between two extremist American fascistic groups.

Fake News folks reported gloriously believing they had President Trump a racist or worst.  He didn’t use their leftist  vocabulary to define the war which caused  death.

Later today, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Our President Donald J. Trump beautifully,  courageously, accurately clarified to fake news audiences from Fox to Sovietized CNN his view of the horrible American conflict against American which occurred this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Usually rational Charles Krauthammer shines in his compilations regarding combat on American soil….verbal and otherwise.  But, he hates Donald Trump for being Donald Trump.  Please check out the realclearpolitics video below to see his analysis while sulking about the sins of Donald for Donald’s OUTSTANDING RESPONSE TO THE FAKE NEWS FOLKS his position regarding this tragedy last Saturday…..that it takes at least  two to tangle in a war.

Krauthammer continues to sulk about  saving heroic statues of the past from leftist or right wing marauders.   What about books, Charles?   Should “1984” be wiped off the face of the Earth to satisfy peace with socialists?

Laura Ingraham clears the air at Fox during sour Charles’ “cop out, moral disgrace” disorder charge belching against  America’s terrific new President.  Take a look and listen carefully:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/08/15/ingraham_vs_krauthammer_trumps_statements_will_never_be_enough_for_the_people_who_despise_him.html

 

Black Racist, Joy-Ann Reid, Makes Charges Against the White House

Joy-Ann Reid: Trump Has White Nationalists In The White House: Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, Mike Anton

 

“JOY ANN REID: One of the reasons that Donald Trump cannot properly respond to what was an obvious proper response from an America president is the people in his government. Who’s writing the talking points that he was looking down and reading from?

He has people like Stephen Miller, claimed as a mentee by Richard Spencer, who is an avowed, open white nationalist. He has Steve Bannon, who’s been allowed to meld into the normalcy of a governmental employee, but who ran breitbart.com, which I reread today the post that’s still on their website where they self-describe as the home of the alt-right. What is the alt-right? It’s a dressed-up term for white nationalism. They call themselves white identitarianism. They say that the tribalism that’s inherent in the human spirit ought to be also applied to white people.

What is who is in his government. Sebastian Gorka, who wore the medal of Vitezi Rend, a Nazi organization, being paid by the taxpayer in the government of Donald Trump. The former Publius Decius blogger, Michael Anton, in the government. He is surrounded by these people. It isn’t both sides. They’re in the White House with him…….”   There’s more below:

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/08/14/joy-ann_reid_trump_has_white_nationalists_in_the_white_house_stephen_miller_steve_bannon_sebastian_gorka_mike_anton.html

Virginia Democrats, Leftists up to Dirty Tricks Last Saturday?

Is Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe culpable in Charlottesville riot?

by James G. Robertson    at American Thinker:

“First things first: Police have arrested James Alex Fields and charged him with second-degree murder in the vehicular homicide of an Alt-Left protester in Charlottesville.  Assuming that a forensic investigation confirms the published videos of the vehicular homicide, that Fields is shown to be the driver, and that he is fairly convicted in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt, he faces five to 40 years in prison, and he should get 40 years.

Saturday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances of the crime.  The FBI investigation faces a myriad of questions.  One of the most important is whether or not there were accessories, accomplices, or co-conspirators.

However, there are also much larger civil rights questions to be answered.  The questions begin at the mid-morning riot, when Alt-Left fascists attacked Unite The Right demonstrators, who had a legal permit to assemble at Emancipation Park.

The legal demonstration was scheduled to begin at noon, but the attacks began much earlier.  By 11:35 am, a Tweet from Charlottesville City Hall had declared the legal rally an unlawful assembly, and Governor Terry McAuliffe had declared a state of emergency.  The legal demonstrators were ordered to disperse.

And so the questions began.  At a Sunday morning press conference, Governor McAuliffe defended the police and began a parade of excuses, claiming that nothing could have been done to prevent “car terrorism.”  But his comments do not even begin to answer the questions…….”   Please continue reading below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/08/is_virginia_governor_terry_mcauliffe_culpable_in_charlottesville_riot_.html

CNN and MSNBC Advertise Their Leftist Racism by Attacking the President’s Balanced Response to Virginia’s Street War

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STATEMENTS ON CHARLOTTESVILLE? [WITH COMMENT BY PAUL]

As Scott has noted, President Trump has come under fire for not singling out white supremacists for condemnation following the violent clashes in Charlottesville. Trump has made several statements about those events, both orally and on Twitter. He condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.” He added: “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. It’s been going on for a long, long time.”

His tweets have mostly been calls for unity:

We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one 

12:19 PM – Aug 12, 2017  Today the White House released an additional statement that specifically addressed white supremacist groups:

The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred and of course that includes white Supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.

Trump’s various statements have failed to satisfy just about everybody, including many Republicans–Scott, for one. Trump’s position may or may not be politically wise, but I am sympathetic to it. What his critics want him to do is denounce white supremacist groups to the exclusion of anyone else. The problem with his statements, in the eyes of critics, is they are too even-handed. Trump’s denunciation includes both the white supremacists in Charlottesville and the fascist “antifas” who counter-protested, as well as other hate groups.

This seems entirely appropriate to me, as the Charlottesville violence resulted in large part from the fact that the “antifas” showed up, spoiling for a fight. The videos I have seen suggest that the “antifas” were at least as responsible for the violent clashes as the white supremacists. Both deserve to be repudiated, and fascists who riot and try to shut down other people’s speech are just as reprehensible as racists.

So why are the critics so eager to force the president to single out the white supremacists? Because they want to tie him to the “alt-right.” They want an implicit admission from President Trump that the nuts who marched in Charlottesville and the man who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters had something to do with him. The Associated Press says:

Trump’s critics pointed to the president’s racially tinged rhetoric as exploiting the nation’s festering racial tension.

What “racially tinged rhetoric” is that? The AP doesn’t say. It quotes one such critic, the Mayor of Charlottesville, who explicitly ties the president to the white supremacists:

I’m not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you’re seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president.

This is, I think, an outrageous slander, and I am sure the president agrees.

The Democrats are eager to take advantage of the fact that James Fields, who drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing at least one, was one of the white supremacist demonstrators. His act was reprehensible and those of us who still favor capital punishment would likely find him eligible for it. But where were the Democrats when James Hodgkinson tried to assassinate Republican Congressmen, grievously wounding Majority Whip Steve Scalise?

Hodgkinson wasn’t a member of some obscure left-wing fringe group. Rather, he was a union activist, rabid Democrat and Bernie Sanders campaign worker. Did the Democrats tell us that his act was symbolic of life in Bernie Sanders’ America? No.

The reality is that there is far too much political violence. It is all unacceptable–fascist “antifas” rioting at the inauguration of President Trump, left-wing students and hangers-on rioting and committing assault at places like Berkeley, Middlebury and Claremont, mainstream Democrats like James Hodgkinson trying to assassinate political opponents, murderers inspired by Black Lives Matter killing policemen, and fringe fanatics like James Fields similarly committing murder. I am evidently in the minority, but I think President Trump is right to condemn all political violence rather than singling out the one incident that Democrats want to talk about, while whitewashing the rest.

PAUL ADDS: I’m with John on this one for the reasons I gave yesterday. In addition, as John says, the assertion that President Trump needs to condemn alt-right hate groups because some members have expressed support for him is basically a call, witting or not, for Trump to give credence to the slanderous narrative that these groups have something to do with him.

WHERE WERE THE CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE?

DID THE POLICE STAND DOWN?

by Scott Johnson  at  PowerLine:

“On the scene in Charlottesville, New York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg noted on Twitter: ew York Times reporter Sheryl Gay Stolberg was on the scene yesterday. On Saturday she wrapped up her observations on Twitter: “The hard left seemed as hate-filled as alt-right. I saw club-wielding ‘antifa’ beating white nationalists being led out of the park” (below).

In this morning’s story on what went down in Charlottesville on Saturday, Stolberg turns to ministerial trainee Brittany Caine-Conley, “a protester at the alt-right rally” (as Stolberg puts it): “There was no police presence. We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park, watching. It was essentially just brawling on the street and community members trying to protect each other.”

At the Daily Caller, Scott Greer rounds up the troubling reportage on this issue including Stolberg’s. He serves up this mind-boggling quote from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on the day after (it appears in filtered form in Stolberg’s story):

McAuliffe was asked about the criticism of law enforcement’s inaction Sunday, to which he offered an odd response — he blamed the presence of armed militia for why police didn’t do more. “They had better equipment than our State Police had,” the governor said of why police stayed put and watched the violence unfold.

But, according to ProPublica, the militia members seemed to be the only ones breaking up fights and trying to keep the peace in the tumult.

It would have probably been more effective in suppressing the violence if the men and women paid to keep the peace for a living were out in the mix.

The ProPublica report cited by Greer is “Police stood by as mayhem mounted in Charlottesville.”

By contrast, Stolberg quotes Corinne Geller speaking on behalf of the State Police. “It may have looked like a lot of our folks were standing around,” because of the sheer number of officers on the scene, but “there were other troopers and law enforcement officers who were responding to incidents as they arose.” Can this quote be squared with McAuliffe’s?

Glenn Reynolds infers that the police were ordered to stand down. He wants to know want to know “who ordered the police to stand down in the face of mob violence, and why. A decision to allow citizens to be assaulted in the exercise of their constitutional rights is a federal felony.”

Disorder in Charlottesville, Va…..

I worked this morning.  I returned home shortly after 1:30 and began to gather lunch.   Turned on television….to the usual leftist fascists at CNN and then to the often  confused reporters at Fox News.  Both opposing teams were extra excited.   Something had happened in the news which  could really cash in on ratings.

I early on discovered the happening was in Charlottesville, Virginia.    Some vehicle, a CNNer reported, had slammed into a crowd of protesters and had thrown some participants  into the air with the intentional effort.  The adversaries were clearly identified.

“White nationalists” the usual CNN leftisers reported,  “intimated”, led by President Trump-fan, former head guru of the KKK, David Duke, they salivated  with excitement, had caused the disorder……but failed to  mention which political case group, the White nationalists, or the usual Obama Leftists, obstructionists out for a lark to disrupt something American was responsible for the assault.   They were far too black racially motivated by the event.

CNN starred Democrat Party’s Black Nationalist, head of the well funded, black racist NAACP, led by black racist, Cornell Brooks.    He ranted black  racism victimhood.

After thirty minutes of listening to the horror event ala CNN, and still not aware of  who and really what had  caused the car assault, I turned to Fox “News”.  Nearly  30 minutes of Fox News swam by before the cause for the rioting was put in order.

Both CNN and Fox were counting the time it would take until they got a statement from the President.  Neither are the President’s  fans.  Fascist news center CNN repeatedly emphasized that David Duke was a devoted supporter of President Trump…..and therefore by frequency, was instructing viewers to hate Our Donald.

Fox News eventually clarified the sequence of events.    The Leftist out for their Saturday holiday were protesting the “White Nationalists” who had been protesting for their Saturday holiday.   A Dodge vehicle had slammed into a Leftist meld.  Its driver had made a getaway.   It seems the attack was against the Saturday Leftists.

The largest racist political institution in America is the NAACP…..Its head KKK person, is at present, leftist guru, Cornell Brooks.   The black congressional caucus is an American Congress institution.  It is designated, limited to BLACK MEMBERSHIP ONLY.   Washington apparently is still  awaiting new orders from the dictators arising from  our more recent Islamic “settlers” regarding their political requirements in our tumbling democracy’s E Pluribus Unum.

Don’t damn blacks racists, Islamists, feminist fascists for their evil and our American collapse.  BLAME ITS FAKE NEWS FOLKS IN THE PRESS,  SCHOOLS,  AND TODAY’S  DEMOCRAT PARTY……and perhaps even a good amount on  the GOP wusses…..BUT NOT OUR DONALD!

When will our American blacks stop their murderous habits?  Where?  At CNN where their evil is encouraged by the hate America crowd?

THE MOST RACIST CROWD IN OUR AMERICA TODAY IS BLACK BY COLOR.  IT   LEARNS ITS EVIL TRADE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, THE NEWS INDUSTRY, FROM LEFTIST DEMOCRATS, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

David Duke seems to be a civilized American.   Cornell Brooks is extremely arrogant, obnoxious, and energetic in his office.   He would deny his racism….as all leftists do…..Perhaps the Federal Government could initiate a nationwide office with funding titled, “THE UNITED STATES OFFICE FOR THE  UNIFICATION OF  NATIONAL RACISM”.

Note:  Regarding  Orientals who are almost always bystanders in these American racial competitions, my advice is “STAY WHO YOU ARE…BYSTANDERS!”   Then, please raise a lot of American children to help secure a more viable democratic and peaceful American future.

(It is difficult to discern who the Nazis are at the Charlottesville, Virginia.   Follow the New York Times’ article below

Violence erupted on Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists had gathered here for a rally and clashed with counterprotesters, resulting in at least one death and prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.

After the rally at a city park was dispersed, a car plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing at least one person and injuring at least 19 others, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center. The authorities did not immediately say whether the episode was related to the white nationalists’ demonstration, but several witnesses and video of the scene suggested that it might have been intentional.

Emergency medical personnel treated eight people, the Charlottesville Police Department said. It was not immediately clear how severely they had been hurt. Several area hospitals did not return telephone calls seeking information.

Witnesses said a crowd of counterdemonstrators, jubilant because the white nationalists had left, was moving up Fourth Street, near the mall, when a gray sports car came down the road and accelerated, mowing down several people and hurling at least two in the air.

“It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Robert Armengol, who was at the scene reporting for a podcast he hosts with students at the University of Virginia. “After that it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running.”

Saturday afternoon, after initially issuing a brief denunciation on Twitter, President Trump, speaking at the start of a veterans’ event at his golf club in New Jersey, again addressed what he described as “the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia.”

In comments from Bedminister, N.J., President Trump condemned the bloody protests. But he did not specifically criticize the white nationalist rally and its neo-Nazi slogans beyond blaming “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

“It’s been going on for a long time in our country, it’s not Donald Trump, it’s not Barack Obama,” said Mr. Trump, adding that he had been in contact with Virginia officials. After calling for the “swift restoration of law and order,” he offered a call for unity among Americans of “all races, creeds and colors.”

The demonstration, which both organizers and critics had said was the largest gathering of white nationalists in recent years, was organized to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a city park that once bore the name of the Confederate general, but was renamed Emancipation Park.

The turmoil in Charlottesville began with a march Friday night by white nationalists on the campus of the University of Virginia and escalated Saturday morning as demonstrators from both sides gathered in the park. Waving Confederate flags, chanting Nazi-era slogans, wearing helmets and carrying shields, the white nationalists converged on the Lee statue and began chanting phrases like “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us.”

Hundreds of counterprotesters — religious leaders, Black Lives Matter activists and anti-fascist groups known as “antifa” — quickly surrounded the crowd, singing spirituals, chanting and carrying their own signs.

The morning started peacefully, with the white nationalists gathering in McIntire Park, outside downtown, and the counterdemonstrators — including Cornel R. West, the Harvard University professor and political activist — gathering at the First Baptist Church, a historically African-American church here. Professor West, who addressed the group at a sunrise prayer service, said he had come “bearing witness to love and justice in the face of white supremacy.”

At McIntire Park, the white nationalists waved Confederate flags and other banners. As a photographer took pictures, one of them, who gave his name only as Ted because he said he might want to run for political office some day, said he was from Missouri, and added, “I’m tired of seeing white people pushed around.”

But by 11 a.m., after both sides had made their way to Emancipation Park, the scene had exploded into taunting, shoving and outright brawling.

Barricades encircling the park and separating the two sides began to come down, and the police temporarily retreated. People were seen clubbing one another in the streets, and pepper spray filled the air. One of the white nationalists left the park bleeding, his head wrapped in gauze.

Declaring the gathering an unlawful assembly, the police had cleared the area before noon, and the Virginia National Guard arrived as officers began arresting some who remained. But fears lingered that the altercation would start again nearby, as demonstrators dispersed in smaller groups.

Within an hour, politicians, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, a Republican, had condemned the violence.

The first public response from the White House came from the first lady, Melania Trump, who wrote on Twitter: “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Justice Department agents would support local and state officials in an investigation of Saturday’s events.

“This kind of violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated,” Mr. Sessions said in a statement.