Leftism

From a Minneapolis Principal, a Cry From the Heart

Featured image If you want to understand what is going on in Minneapolis, which is probably similar to what is happening in a number of leftist-run cities around the country, please take seven minutes to watch this video. It was made by the Principal of Minneapolis’s North High School, in modern times the most heavily black high school in the city. Her name is Mauri Melander Friestleben. The boy whose death she »

The Dumbest Thing You’ll See Today

Featured image I generally avoid writing about events or people merely because they are dumb. We are so awash in stupidity that doing so would be more than a full-time job, and you and I both have better things to do with our time. However: sometimes stupidity is entertaining, as in the video below. I don’t know what the event was, except that, per Mike Nayna’s tweet, it is a group of »

Americans register disapproval of pro sports’ plunge into politics

Featured image This Spring, Sean Doolittle, the left-wing, left-handed relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals, said that America doesn’t deserve the “reward” of having spectator sports because Americans didn’t stay on lockdown as long as we should have. Or something. Deserve them or not, we have spectator sports. All of the ones I follow, and some I no longer do, will be in action this weekend. It seems, though, that a growing »

Expect epic infighting if Biden becomes president

Featured image This article in today’s Washington Post is called, “Biden’s flexibility on policy could mean fierce fights if he wins.” In the paper edition, it’s called “Biden’s fluid ideas portend fierce fights if he’s elected.” Notice the difference. “Flexibility” is often a desirable trait in a leader. Having “fluid ideas,” not so much. The article itself, by Annie Linskey, goes with flexibility. It portrays Biden as a skillful mediator of conflicting »

Why did it take so long?

Featured image It’s great news, as John says, that the Trump administration has issued a memorandum barring all federal agencies from “training” their employees in critical race theory or white privilege. However, it’s fair to ask why such a memorandum was issued so late in President Trump’s first term. As the memorandum notes, “executive branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date ‘training’ government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda.” »

Trump Deserves Re-Election For This Alone

Featured image Yesterday, OMB Director Russell Vought issued on behalf of the Executive Office of the President a memorandum to the heads of all federal departments and agencies. The memorandum bans all agencies from “training” their employees in critical race theory or white privilege. It is a thing of beauty. Here is the memo, in its entirety. It is also embedded below. The President should make this order, and his opposition to »

Pardon this

Featured image Here’s a story I find amusing in a dark, sign of the times, way. Earlier this week, President Trump pardoned Susan B. Anthony, the great women’s suffrage advocate. Anthony was convicted of voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election. The pardon is symbolic, of course, Trump issued it on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. One might have thought, or at least hoped, that a pardon »

How Normal People See Internet Politics

Featured image This is one of those days when I am not actually writing anything, just posting other people’s videos. Here is one more, by a guy named Ryan Long. A friend forwarded me the link. It illustrates, in the form of a pickup basketball game, how normal people see the cancel culture and other aspects of contemporary political life. The conservative guy may have flaws, but the liberal is completely nuts. »

YouTube Can’t Handle the Truth

Featured image I wrote here and here about the program that Heather Mac Donald did for Center of the American Experiment a week ago today, and our battle with YouTube to keep the video of her presentation alive. If you haven’t seen the video of her speech, you should. She definitively rebuts the Black Lives Matter narrative of “systemic racism” in policing. You can watch the event here. If you follow that »

Montgomery County defies Hogan on opening of private schools

Featured image On August 3, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency order overriding the decision by Montgomery County to keep private schools closed until at least October 1. Yesterday, Montgomery County responded with a new order requiring private schools to remain closed until at least that date. The County issued its new order pursuant to regulations that authorize local health officers to “take any action or measure necessary to prevent the »

Kim Gardner wins primary

Featured image Kim Gardner, the incompetent and corrupt Soros-funded St. Louis prosecutor, won the Democratic primary yesterday. She defeated Mary Pat Carl, 61-39. I believe that one day, rampant homicides and other serious crimes will cause voters in cities like St. Louis to toss out far left prosecutors like Gardner whose policies favor criminals. But that day has not arrived — certainly not in St. Louis. The good folks in that city »

“Woke” Sports Bombing With Fans

Featured image I never understood why pro sports leagues thought that buying into a far-left, anti-American narrative would ingratiate them with their fans. At the moment, it looks like my skepticism (shared by many, of course) was justified. Breitbart reports: “Ratings crash for NBA, MLB after protest-filled debuts.” As the NBA and MLB return from their coronavirus-imposed hiatus, it appears TV viewers are not interested in what the increasingly woke leagues have »

Is Leftism an Actual Clinical Psychosis?

Featured image Watching the literally insane behavior on display in places like Portland and Seattle has prompted a lot of observers to suggest that many of the Antifa mobs suffer from mental illness. This is a thesis we talked about here back in April in “Does Liberalism Cause Mental Illness?“, in which I passed along some of the survey data Zach Goldberg at Georgia State had turned up and analyzed. One of »

BLM Fascists Harass Restaurant Patrons [Updated]

Featured image The Left has abandoned all norms of civilized conduct. Check out this video of a Black Lives Matter “activist” screaming at normal citizens through a bullhorn. It was filmed in Austin, Texas: BLM now harassing and threatening restaurant patrons on the street pic.twitter.com/7snbtEyFN3 — Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) August 2, 2020 This sort of harassment is, or should be, criminal. Given the Left’s repudiation of all norms, can anything short of »

Burning Bibles In Portland

Featured image Totalitarians hate religion because in their view, there can be nothing higher than the state. American totalitarians particularly hate Christians and Jews. Thus, we see Antifa burning Bibles in Portland: Public gatherings to burn Bibles: OK Public gatherings to read Bibles: BANNED https://t.co/pOySao961L — Razor (@hale_razor) August 1, 2020 The Democrats are committed to the view that Portland’s protests are peaceful and, as far as we can judge from their »

The Callousness of Liberals, Exemplified

Featured image The Minneapolis Effect is easily measurable: in the wake of the George Floyd riots, law enforcement has pulled back, with police stops down by as much as 90 percent. In this anti-police environment, criminals have taken over the streets. Violent crime has spiked. (Non-violent crime is way up too, but no one has time to worry about that.) This map shows gunfire activity in the City of Minneapolis during 2020: »

Do Americans Know Anything Anymore?

Featured image This is a sign of the times: a rather famous historian named Jill Lepore, who teaches at Harvard, wrote an article for the absurdly left-wing New Yorker magazine in which she made a claim that no sane person could believe. And yet, many did believe it, and the New Yorker, to my knowledge, has yet to correct it. (To be fair, the New Yorker gave up on fact checking long »