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‘We are all Antifa’: A tale told by an idiot

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We are all Antifa A tale told by an idiot

“It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury,
signifying nothing.”
~ From Shakespeare’s Macbeth

The award for nincompoop of the week goes to Nina Farnia, Rachel Lederman, Meredith Wallis, and their affiliate organization, The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), who triumphantly declared in a far too typical, vacuously-minded fashion that “We are all antifa,” in their Wednesday op-ed at the San Francisco Chronicle. “As an antiracist organization, we refuse to support white supremacists.”

So, since I am against racism and am obviously against white supremacists, then, I am Antifa?

So, that means I should be supportive of Antifa? Uh… no. I don’t think so!

No.
Negative.
Nein.
Méiyǒu 
Non, merci.
Aww Hail Naw!

“Last month, thousands gathered in San Francisco and Berkeley to defeat the hatred of fascism and white supremacy,” the op-ed begins. “We believe far-right extremists have successfully twisted the right to free speech to cast themselves as victims of exactly what they strive to promote — hate and violence,” the writers claim in defiance of the fact that at least one of the organizing groups was both biracial and fervently against white supremacy (and Nazis).

Next, three darlings of the NLG (San Francisco chapter) proceeded in what can be described as euphemistic, impassioned pleas… agonizing attempts to re-edify (or, perhaps “un-edify”) the eager readers of the San Francisco Chronicle by valiantly exposing a dastardly plot being carried out by a maniacal government in cahoots with far-right scoundrels to effectively vilify the innocent, pure of heart and motive, peaceful flower children which together compose the collectively victimized group known to us as Antifa. “This campaign to recast antifa as a violent, leftist suppression of speech is a dangerous effort eerily reminiscent of the left-baiting that accompanied the Nazi rise to power.”

Lots of sound. Lots of fury. All signifying nothing.

So, you’ll have to forgive me for not shakin’ in my boots.

If you find yourself taken aback by the manipulative, biased, and nonsensical vitriol put forth by those representing an organization of American lawyers with such a seemingly upstanding and respectable name as the “National Lawyers Guild,” you are about to be served up a horse-sized “red pill.”  So, go ahead and pour yourself a large glass of water… Gulp!

MOPR was the Russian-language acronym for an association (society) formed in 1922, the International Class War Prisoners Aid Society, formed by Communist International. (Yes – You can legitimately blame the Russians!) MOPR later came to be known as International Red Aid (IRA) and, once established in America (1925), was rebranded as International Labor Defense (ILD). In 1937, the ILD established the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) for the purposes of emphasizing “human rights over property rights,” with the organization’s intended purpose being the weaponizing of American law and her courts in order to force “basic change in the structure of our political and [capitalist] economic system.” Tah-dah!

The following are a few “fun facts” about the National Lawyers Guild:

  • 1940, 3rd annual NLG convention: The board refused to pass/adopt an amendment which supported democracy and condemned dictatorship. (The President of the Guild at that time was also the lawyer for the Communist Party USA, CPUSA.)
  • 1950 US Govt. Documentation: “…found the organization was in fact ‘an appendage of the Communist Party.’ “
  • 1959 US Govt. Documentation: “Its [NLG]proclaimed ‘benevolent’ purposes were designed to lure non-Communist lawyers into the organization, where they would become subject to Communist influence and would wittingly or unwittingly serve communist objectives.”
  • Rutgers: “Prominent Guild member and Rutgers University School of Law Professor Arthur Kinoy argued that the role of the radical lawyer was to facilitate the coming anti-capitalist revolution by weakening the law’s ability to function effectively against law-breaking radicals.”
  • 1973: The NLG’s convention (held in Austin, TX) concluded with the singing of (I seriously couldn’t make this up if I even tired) “The Internacionale,” the Communist Anthem. (I kid you not.)
  • Current President, Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan: After the death of one of history’s most repugnant, gruesome, homicidal villains – Cuba’s Castro – the current NLG President posted a message, “For those that have supported the Cuban revolution and recognize Fidel as a freedom fighter.” She goes on to oooooo and ahhhhhh over Cuba’s Marxist hell-hole as a viable option for America. She also discusses the “wonderful” ways in which the National Lawyers Guild has effectively sided with Cuba’s murderous regime over the country’s persecuted people, because of “progress” or some other load of manipulative, fallacious word manure…. Blah, blah,blah.
  • The list of facts goes on and on and on and on…

GULP!

GULP!

Yes, this is all a pretty-darn big pill to swallow.

The people living amongst of in the words can be pretty dad-gum scary sometimes, especially when we realize – or, more specifically, when we are told – that we should support or be a part of an awful, violent, Godforsaken group like Antifa. That is not what fighting racism looks like. That is not what fighting fascism looks like. That’s just messed up!

So… he we are. All we can do it educate ourselves and, quite frankly, ignore stupid. Oh, and ignore any tale told by an idiot. At least that way we won’t be among those who are as lost as last year’s Easter eggs. So, God bless you, and good luck!

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Elizabeth Warren releases DNA proof that she’s at least 1/1024th Native American. Twitter responds appropriately.

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There’s a strategist in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ear who thought it was a good idea to release results of a DNA test showing a likelihood that one of her very distant descendants was Native American. The advice taken. The results were predictable.

The test shows she is at most 1/32nd Native American if she is six generations from her Native American ancestor. That’s her best-case scenario. At worst, her ancestor was as far back as ten generations which would make her 1/1024th Native American. To put that into perspective, if she were to honor her heritage by engaging in 1/1024th of a four-hour Native American Sweat, she’d be in and out of the lodge in 14 seconds.

Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/10/15/warren-addresses-native-american-issue/YEUaGzsefB0gPBe2AbmSVO/story.htmlThe inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.

Undergoing the test and releasing the results reveal how seriously Warren is taking the attacks from Trump, who has been able to effectively caricature and diminish his national foes via nicknames and conspiracy theories. Trump pushed then President Barack Obama into releasing the long form of his birth certificate to prove what most knew was already true: He was born in America.

This publicity stunt was designed to let everyone know she’s serious about running for President in 2020. She wanted to be able to call out President Trump on his promise to give $1,000,000 to charity if she could prove Native American heritage. He won’t pay, of course, which will get plenty of headlines calling him a deal-breaking scoundrel, but was it really if for her to be the focus of even more jokes on social media?

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter. You decide:

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Katherine Timpf on fighting political correctness

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National Review reporter and Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf often discusses political correctness. She talks about it so often that one might think it’s a subject she enjoys, but in reality it’s simply a problem she passionately wants to solve.

In American society, it is way too easy to offend. People do not want to hear that their perspectives are wrong. That’s apparently some form of violence. They don’t want to hear an opposing viewpoint. That’s allegedly a form of oppression. Many on the left feel entitled to express their opinions in any way they see fit and also to prevent others from sharing their opinions if there’s a difference in worldviews.

The hypocrisy of political correctness is thick.

As Timpf recently pointed out on National Review, it’s a problem that doesn’t have an easy solution, but trends are pointing to positive movement against the specter of political correctness.

Political Correctness: Study Finds 80 Percent of Americans Think It’s a Problem

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/political-correctness-problem-according-to-80-percent-of-people/I could go on for pages and pages, but you get the point: Writing about political correctness sometimes makes me feel as if everyone has gone mad, and I’m very glad to see that this doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, a strong majority of people apparently agrees with me. A strong majority believes that political correctness has gone too far, and probably would agree that we need to be careful to protect our ability to speak freely in this country.

That’s certainly encouraging, but it still doesn’t make me feel entirely better. After all, the small, PC-obsessed mob can sometimes be very powerful. Once it decides that someone or something is racist or sexist, that conclusion can carry a lot of weight. It can ruin careers and lives. It can remove perfectly good, innocuous words from acceptable speech, because even the people who might not see a problem with those words don’t want to risk being accused of racism or sexism for using them. The only answer is to keep fighting, to keep exposing and mocking such overreach when it occurs — and to take solace in the fact that so many people have awoken to its dangers.

Keep fighting the good fight, Ms. Timpf.

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Reason: Socialism fails every time

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Reason Socialism fails every time

If Socialism Actually Worked, the Left wouldn’t have to Lie about it.

John Stossel has a new video featuring Gloria Álvarez who knows the truth about Socialism. She passionately decimates all of the Left’s lies about what is truly organised evil.

Socialism has become cool in America, under the nice name “democratic socialism”.

Gloria Álvarez knows better, because she’s from Latin America and studied socialism there. She says: watch out! Socialism has a clear track record of wrecking every country that implements it.

Cuba tried socialism. Things got so bad that tens of thousands fled the island on dangerous, makeshift rafts. Others paid lots of money to be allowed to leave.

After Cuba, the next Latin American country to get totally immersed in socialism was Venezuela. For a while, things seemed to work okay thanks to the country’s oil wealth; Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, and used to be the richest country in Latin America.

Celebrities like Michael Moore and Sean Penn visited Hugo Chavez and praised his socialism.

Venezuelans were happy, too. A former mayor in Venezuela’s capital city told Álvarez: “People were clapping so hard. They were like, ‘Oh, finally there is somebody here making social justice.'”

But eventually socialism led to a mismanagement of the economy that was so bad that money started to run out. The government just printed more, so much more that it led to million-percent inflation.

But some still defend socialism, saying that what happened there “isn’t real socialism.” Bernie Sanders says: “when I talk about Socialism I am not looking at Venezuela, I’m not looking at Cuba. I’m looking at countries like Denmark, like Sweden.”

But Denmark’s prime minister says that’s a mistake: “Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy,” he clarified.

In Scandinavian countries, government regulates business less than America’s government does. Scandinavian countries don’t even have a minimum wage.

Real socialism looks more like Cuba and Venezuela.

Álvarez hopes people look at socialism’s track record before implementing it anywhere else.

If the stakes weren’t so deadly serious, the Left’s absurd contradictions on this subject would be quite amusing. The video had several celebrities trying to claim that normal government functions are somehow ‘socialism’, without explaining how this is the case. Other Leftists will claim that certain socialist regimes weren’t actually socialist, but were really ‘Right-Wing’, again without explaining how this is the case. However, those supposedly non-socialist, ‘Right-Wing’ regimes had normal government functions – road, liberties etc. So by the lights of the first contention, wouldn’t they be socialist?

But let us put this as succinctly as possible:

If Socialism Actually worked:

The Left wouldn’t have to falsely claim that normal government functions are ‘socialism’.
The Left wouldn’t have to Lie about the definition of the word.
The Left wouldn’t have to pretend that Scandinavian countries are socialist.
The Left wouldn’t have to lie, claiming that totalitarian Socialist regimes are supposedly ‘rightwing’.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need ‘revolutionary terror’.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need Tanquetas’ or ‘Ballenas’ to keep the people in line.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need secret police and torture to suppress dissent.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need barbed wire or mine fields to keep people from leaving.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need concentration camps, gulags or ‘re-education’ camps.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need firing squads or as ‘Che Guevara’ put it, the ‘pedagogy of the wall’.

The Takeaway.

If the organised evil that is socialism [Or it’s 40+ alternative labels] didn’t defy basic human nature, being a functional system, there would be no reason for the nation’s Socialist-Left to Lie about it. If it had actually accomplished something useful – aside from 100+ Million dead – it’s proponents could simply sell it without all of the falsehoods and outright lies. Those who advocate for that collectivist system – while claiming they aren’t it’s advocates – could simply be honest about what they want to impose on the rest of us.

Compare this to the entirely workable – but never claiming to be perfect – system of economic Liberty.
Those of us who are advocates for freedom have no need to pretend that systems of economic Liberty are something else. We have no need to make false claims or pretend it something that it is not. We only need to sell it on it’s great achievements, something the advocates of socialism can never do.

 

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