Enemy of the People?

2020 May 25
by bc3b

You make the call.

While most Americans were celebrating the Memorial Day Weekend by remembering fallen warriors from past wars or enjoying a family cookout, the folks at the New York Times spent the weekend race-baiting.

The Times carried not one but two race-baiting editorials or stories involving the US Military: The first accused the US Military of racism because some installations in the South are named after Confederate military officers. The second claimed that while the US military has been de-segregated for 75 years, blacks are invisible at the top of the military on Memorial Day itself.

The NY Times  has long portrayed blacks (and other non-white minorities) as victims, but haven’t you noticed it has become far worse in recent years? Dean Baquet became the first black executive editor in 2014. While Baquet is well-educated and doesn’t come across as a radical (articulate and bright and clean as Joe Biden would put it), he seems to be hiring lots of firebrands and making race  a constant issue at the Times.

The Times has re-written history with the race-based 1619 Project, which theorizes the US Revolution came about in large part to continue slavery, ignoring two key facts: 1) the northern colonies didn’t have slavery and 2) slavery didn’t become illegal in the British Empire until 1833.

The New York Times published an editorial on the first day of Memorial Day weekend asking: “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?”

The article‘s byline is the entire editorial board, and it is accompanied by an image oBritain until 1832,f a bullet shaped like a Ku Klux Klan robe.

The central complaint of the article is that there are U.S. military bases named after Confederate Army officers:

This same toxic legacy clings to the 10 United States military installations across the South that were named for Confederate Army officers during the first half of the 20th century. Apologists often describe the names as a necessary gesture of reconciliation in the wake of the Civil War. In truth, the namings reflect a federal embrace of white supremacy that found its most poisonous expression in military installations where black servicemen were deliberately placed under the command of white Southerners — who were said to better “understand” Negroes — and confined to substandard housing, segregated transportation systems and even “colored only” seating in movie houses.

The editorial further claims that “The federal government embraced pillars of the white supremacist movement when it named military bases in the South.”

It rejects the argument — offered by the U.S. Army during the Obama administration that “there was no need to expunge Confederate base names because the names were merely ‘historic’ and ‘represent individuals, not causes or ideologies.’”

Charles McGee (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

Tuskegee airman Charles McGee, 100, and his great grandson Iain Lanphier react as President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The editorial also claims that the names were adopted “as part of broader accommodation in which the military embraced stringent segregation so as not to offend Southerners.”

The South has historically contributed disproportionately to the ranks of the U.S. military, and continues to do so today: in fiscal year 2017, it contained 33 percent of the nation’s young adult population, but provided 41 percent of the nation’s military enlistees.

The Times provides no other example of the U.S. military “celebrating white supremacy.”

Hat tip: Breitbart

35 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 May 25 8:16 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    I saw a photo of VP Pence standing in front of a flag. One of the stripes was blue to signify “blue lives matter”, ie police.
    Lefties describe it as a racist flag.

  2. 2020 May 25 9:11 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The NYTimes is the true enemy of the people…has been for decades.

  3. 2020 May 26 5:57 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    As to the 1619 project: They are historically ignorant or willfully complicit in rewriting it. Take the plymouth colonists. Anybody at 1619 ever ask how they paid for the ship, crew, supplies that got them there? Other than the usual implements personal and homestead-like, it was all paid by debt. The colonists as a group signed a contract with investors who paid for the rest. The payments to the investors were to be paid back in goods — furs, fish, lumber, etc. The whole lot were indentured servants to the investors, no lesser a slave than those that were to follow. It is why the 14th Amend also states the abolition of indentured servitude.

    Fact is a fair quantity of whites arrived on these shores by this very means. And the North practiced that form of human trafficking by this means as the South did in outright slavery.

  4. 2020 May 26 6:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    civil disobedience — https://myfox8.com/news/coronavirus/thousands-of-racing-fans-packed-the-stands-at-ace-speedway/ — every one. When Americans finally FU to a thing there is little a politician can do.

  5. 2020 May 26 7:23 am
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    justrand permalink

    Spot on, as usual. Nice to have it codified, but I’ve been applying this principle to the media for years…and it is nearly always perfect!

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/hansons-rule-of-opposites.php

  6. 2020 May 26 7:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    5,

    I would add a corollary to Hanson’s Rule:

    “In any pronouncement of villainy issued to a Republican by a Democrat, look deeper into the Democrat for surely he is the one committing the acts so adroitly.”

    By the way the author is so right in that piece. Schiff could indeed be a Hollyweird screen writer. I mean shucks, look at the fiction he weaved that half the country bought hook, line and sinker. A top notch movie if it were at the box office.

  7. 2020 May 26 8:52 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    6 companies process 80% of the meat sold in the US — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iu59d6fnfw — Its a good review of our current food system. Its long though, 45min.

  8. 2020 May 26 10:37 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Purportedly this is Gov Whitmer at a brewery in Lansing (not Traverse City as in some accounts).
    Is it true?
    Don’t know, but certainly the level of trust is low

  9. 2020 May 26 1:08 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Apparently the NY Times isn’t the only organization that isn’t keen on honoring the US Military on Memorial Day.

    https://barenakedislam.com/2020/05/25/cair-spokesjihadist-says-us-military-should-not-be-honored-on-memorial-day/

  10. 2020 May 26 2:07 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    We’ll see more of this for a while — https://www.libertyheadlines.com/brian-kemp-georgia-gop-convention/ — Poaching players is not just for sports my friends.

  11. 2020 May 26 2:27 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  12. 2020 May 26 4:17 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  13. 2020 May 26 5:06 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Apparently a WI Supreme Court justice who voted to continue forced shutdown was caught boating with a group of people over Memorial Day.

  14. 2020 May 26 5:07 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    MSNBC tries to stoke fear but even their own camera crew doesn’t wear a mask …

    https://twitter.com/EddieZipperer/status/1265374806662397953
    Eddie Zipperer on Twitter:
    “INSTANT CLASSIC FROM @MSNBC:

    ANCHOR: “Are the people there just not worried about it? Are they not worried about their personal safety?”
    REPORTER: “I haven’t met anybody who is… you can see here, nobody’s wearing them [masks].”
    GUY ON STREET: “Including the Cameraman.”

  15. 2020 May 26 5:31 pm
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    The Ghost of Reason permalink

    THAT ….. IS…….. AWESOME! F’ing msnbc ….. where reality goes to die …… Dennis Miller was right last week. We just need a divorce.

  16. 2020 May 26 8:21 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Nice rant by IL judge who stood up to the Gov.

    Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County had this to say at the conclusion of the case he heard yesterday afternoon (Mainer v Pritzker) in the Clay County courtroom:

    “Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won’t get COVID if I get an abortion, but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential, but selling goods and services at a family owned business is not. Pot wasn’t even legal and pot dispensaries didn’t even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential, but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.

    A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won’t get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.

    These are just a few of examples of rules, regulations and consequences that are arbitrary, capricious, and completely devoid of anything even remotely approaching common sense.

    State’s attorneys in this state, county sheriffs, mayors, city councils and county boards have openly and publicly defied these orders followed by threats to withhold funding and revocation of necessary licenses and certifications unless you obey. Our economy is shut down because of a flu virus with a 98 percent plus survival rate. Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful.

    The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces. The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don’t apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.

    When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked, Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.”—Judge Michael D. McHaney, Clay County court, Mainer v. Pritzker, argued May 22, 2020.

  17. 2020 May 26 9:09 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Well there is a judge that will never make it to SCOTUS and I say Hooray for that. Damn refreshing if you ask me. Common sense and a history lesson in one opinion.

  18. 2020 May 27 4:42 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Something to remember the next time someone tells you there is no proof of voter fraud with mail-in voting:

    https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/new-twist-to-california-voter-fraud/

  19. 2020 May 27 5:57 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    16,

    Of course those asshats are appealing the judges order — https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/hearing-in-clay-county-circuit-court-over-rep-bailey-s-motion-for-a-tro-20200427 — We can’t have the residents of Clay cty running around thinking they are citizens.

  20. 2020 May 27 6:14 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    This is the last, special “midweek” Week In Pics.
    The regular Saturday edition will continue

  21. 2020 May 27 6:16 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC, 18,

    Be funny if the duplicates were sent only to GOPers. Course that might be a fairly short list in that city.

  22. 2020 May 27 6:19 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    CA Dems gear up to reinstitute racial quotas.
    Vote will be in November
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Preserve-Prop-209-Don-t-let-racial-15293612.php

  23. 2020 May 27 6:22 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    21,

    That can only mean that the Murder Hornets editions start next week. Right?

  24. 2020 May 27 6:28 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Maybe POTUS would deputize ordinary citizens?– https://cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/trump-i-will-override-any-governor-wants-play-games-reopening — I would be willing to do it. We have a lot of small churches that have no provisions for security.

  25. 2020 May 27 12:48 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Those with masks (any kind) = red coats

  26. 2020 May 27 1:03 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”, G Carlin — https://www.zerohedge.com/health/cdc-slashed-covid-19-fatality-rate-fraction-earlier-estimate-used-justify-lockdowns — That applies to small groups as well if they receive a govt check.

  27. 2020 May 27 3:35 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    An example here — https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/27/andrew-cuomo-nursing-home-order-deleted/ — Coumonista now trying to cover up his death order to nursing homes. What a sleaze.

  28. 2020 May 27 4:36 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    It’s not just Dem NYers trying for a coverup, drdog.

    https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/05/27/michigan-wont-report-how-many-coronavirus-deaths-nursing-home-infections/

    Michigan is now the only state among the 19 states with more than 900 COVID-19 deaths that is not reporting the number of those deaths that are from nursing homes.

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, has failed to implement state level reporting on the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state from long term care facilities more than one month after local media reports first indicated the state of Michigan has a serious problem with COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes.

  29. 2020 May 27 4:39 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Hypocrisy …

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/27/report-new-mexico-gov-michelle-lujan-grisham-bought-jewelry-amid-shutdown/

    [J]ust days after the April 3rd news conference and a week before
    Easter, KRQE News 13 has learned that Gov. Lujan Grisham called an
    employee at Lilly Barrack on Paseo to buy expensive jewelry. The jewelry
    was bought over the phone, but the employee went to the store, got the
    jewelry and placed it outside the door of the store where someone who
    knew the governor picked it up. This is according to the person who runs
    Lilly Barrack stores. She says she didn’t know about it until after it
    happened. She also said no one was allowed in the stores at that time
    due to the public health order.

  30. 2020 May 27 5:21 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Biden’s fart makes the news cycle — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_-yHcBKZe4 — Kinda defines his political campaign.

    Watch the first 5 min. Dull after that.

  31. 2020 May 27 5:36 pm
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    7 – And 6 mega corps control over 80% of the media as well, far bigger problem actually than the meat, not that it’s not an issue as well.

  32. 2020 May 27 5:44 pm
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    23- Had some canvasers in the neighborhood today from the naacp (kinda funny cause of the 4 people only 1 was black, guess a jobs a job right now), knocking on doors and leaving hand written notes in mailboxes, about how i may not be registered to vote (err..I am of course but even so they got my fking name wrong) and goto xyz redirected website bla bla bla. Weirdly not the fake hand written type either, I’m sure they’ll be back in the fall to try to harvest. So much for the no-soliciting signs in the community, which everyone seems to ignore.

  33. 2020 May 27 5:57 pm
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    14 – People are just over it, at least around here in suburban atl, I mean they’re aware but the only people wearing masks are people at the counters at places, and most of those is probably cause it’s ‘required by management’. Talked to some peep this weekend, people wanting to get together etc, even a guy who had a co-worker die “from” (he wasn’t in great shape to start) the Wuhan Virus had enough. So we all had a little fuck this shit over a couple cases get together.
    Still no fucking TP though, ok should say no…if you shop around 3 different places you can probably find a 6 or 9 pack, but the isles are still bare. wtf is with the continued hoarding of TP? I swear there is some seniors racket going on where they buy it all up during the ‘senior’ hours early in the morning and are some how turning around and getting rid of it at a decent markup. lol mostly kidding but it’s all I can think of at this point. I get that more people home vs at the officer == more demand, but you gotta be kidding me at this point. Thankfully I’m still not in need, but I note it everytime I venture out to the stores.

  34. 2020 May 27 9:53 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    KH,34,

    I can send you a case. The hoarding seems to be over around here for the moment.

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