February 17, 2016
Even if millenials aren’t swayed by the dramatic improvement in worldwide living standards, one would hope they would see the benefits of capitalism in the products and services that inhabit their world.
They live, and thrive, in a consumer-driven, on-demand society. They have immediate access, at their fingertips, to more knowledge, art, music, and communication than the wealthiest oligarch just a few decades ago.
Each and every one of the products and services they use every day was developed by someone chasing profit and market-share. It is a cliche to say that capitalism has powered the technological and scientific innovations that have improved all our lives. Apparently, however, it is a cliche that bears repeating.
This Leftist love affair with the dark side of power animates what is currently the loudest movement on the Left — the Black Lives Matter movement. Like locusts swarming crops, the Black Lives Matter activists are never still. Instead, they’re constantly in motion identifying and punishing new “racial perpetrators.” First, with the springboard of the Michael Brown “hands up; don’t shoot” canard, it was police forces, even though in many majority black communities, the police are a very thin blue line indeed between black predators and their black prey.
Frankly, I’ve been enjoying the spectacle of black activists turning on their most fervent cheerleaders in academia and Hollywood. There’s no show better than watching institutions that have deliberately created victim classes in order to consolidate political power and revel in their self-appointed moral superiority finally fall prey to their own creations. Really, Karma can be a wonderful thing.
Black Lives Matter is going to punish the police officers who, while sometimes racist, are mostly the only thing that protect blacks from those in their own community who have become feral.
In America, white privilege doesn’t just happen because the magic mantle of success falls upon whites. It happens because whites, more than blacks, first get educated, then get married, then have children, which is the common denominator in all upward mobility. Too many blacks ignore education and marriage, and simply have children.
~~ via Earl: There’s Talk Of Renaming Them “The Obamas”
Trump said these things about George Bush (Bush lied!!!) with a demeanor that looked somewhat unhinged. So there were two messages in his statements—content and process, as it were. The content was pretty far out (and leftist) to begin with, especially for a GOP primary in SC, and the process was also pretty far out, too: his emotional state, and his interpersonal behavior, which came across as childish.
The question now is whether Obama will break his campaign promises on presidential power in order to fulfill his campaign promise to close Guantanamo.
February 17th, 2016 under Uncategorized.