I told you yesterday about CHAZ, the so-called “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” It’s six blocks of Seattle that a group of Antifa radicals have taken over and declared to be their autonomous territory and “cop-free zone,” as city and state officials have once against turned a blind eye to their lawlessness. There are reports that they’re demanding “taxes” (i.e., extortion) from businesses unlucky enough to be located inside their occupied zone. Some of them were members of Occupy Wall Street, which pulled similar tactics until the rate of robbery, rapes and filth finally forced even blue city officials to let the police go in and clean them out.
Ironically, the first thing they did was surround their “zone” with barricades to keep unapproved interlopers out. That’s right: to keep their autonomous territory secure, they BUILT A WALL!
As mentioned yesterday, they offered to redistribute their food to the homeless, who promptly ate it all, leaving them starving and begging for donations of vegan meat substitutes and soy products (boy, there’s a surprise.) It took them just two hours of running their own “country” to discover that when you just redistribute other people’s wealth, you quickly run out of it. Their parents sure wasted their college tuition.
But it gets worse: without police, someone had to keep order and supply security. So it took less than a day before one radical “hip-hop artist” declared himself to be a warlord and put together an armed force that was reportedly going around threatening people. They were allegedly caught on video beating a young black man who was tagging a wall with graffiti, breaking his glasses and telling him that if he complained, they’d blow his brains out.
At least now, we know what will replace the disbanded police in Antifa’s post-America Utopia.
Meanwhile, here’s the official account of what’s going on there, from the Seattle Times. Their benign write-up makes it sound like a group of young idealists throwing another Woodstock, and just “trying to take our community back” (they certainly know how to keep graffiti off it.) Sample quote: “The movement — loose, egalitarian and scattered for now — seemed to hearken to previous moments of social change.”
Funny, it sounds more like it hearkens back to “Lord of the Flies.”
THE CORONAVIRUS LIKES BLM AND HATES TRUMP
In recent days, coronavirus cases that were trending downward in the US have spiked by 36.5%. They’ve now surpassed 2 million.
This could partly be attributed to more testing identifying more cases, as well an expected rise due to reopening the economy. So when you go to work or to shop, please continue to take precautions; we aren’t out of the woods yet.
Let’s also give a nod to the 500-pound gorilla in the room: the mass protests acting as superspreaders, as “health care professionals” flushed away their credibility by turning on a dime from denouncing “open the economy” protests to endorsing anti-cop protests. It turns out the virus doesn’t make any special allowances for people protesting racism.
But right on cue, the “health care professionals” seized on news that President Trump was planning to resume his rallies, starting June 19th in Tulsa, warning that these would become virus superspreader events.
So apparently, the virus agrees with Black Lives Matter and opposes ending lockdowns or reelecting Trump. I always suspected that liberalism was a virus, and now health professionals have verified it.
These days, it seems as if the only way we ever hear the truth is if someone leaks it. So while the mainstream media outlets are acting almost as press agents for the Black Lives Matter agenda, and major corporations and Democratic politicians are genuflecting to them, here’s what the powers-that-be really think of them:
A confidential memo has leaked, written in 2015 by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s then-Director of Diversity and Public Engagement Troy Perry, about the struggles the Party’s presidential candidates were having with how to handle Black Lives Matter, which was described as a “radical movement.”
The memo (which was stamped “Confidential” and not to be shared with anyone) suggests that candidates never say “all lives matter” or mention black-on-black crime because that will “garner additional media scrutiny and only anger BLM activists.” If approached by BLM activists, let them know the campaign wants to “engage in an open dialogue,” but offer to meet instead with local community leaders and limit invited BLM activists. “Listen to their concerns,” but “don’t offer support for concrete policy positions” (that’s hardly a secret; it’s been the Democrats’ policy toward the African-American community for decades.)
The advice for what to say to the activists and the media (basically, “murmur caring noises but say nothing”) is pretty much what they’re doing now, only this was written five years ago. Obviously, they’re still afraid to suggest any concrete policies. So let me get them started:
I agree that black lives matter, and I also believe that all lives matter, because we are all made in God’s image, no matter what color we turn out to be. Every child deserves a safe, loving home and the best education possible so that he or she can grow up to achieve the American dream. Wherever racism is impeding that, it must be identified and eradicated. But there are also many other long-standing, entrenched policies that are particularly harmful to black Americans, and they could and should be dealt with immediately:
Stop forcing children to stay in failing public schools because the teachers’ unions have been prioritized over the needs of the students. Reform the public schools, and immediately give all parents vouchers to send their children to any school they choose. If they prefer to home-school, offer financial help with books and other resources.
Protect religious freedom and listen to church leaders, so that liberal politicians don’t look at black churches as nothing more than places for photo ops during election years.
Ensure that government aid programs are structured to support families and encourage keeping families together.
Create policies and tax incentives that encourage investment in black neighborhoods, to create good-paying jobs (President Trump was doing a great job of this, until the coronavirus lockdown, followed by a handful of radicals burning and looting and driving businesses out.)
Stop funding an abortion industry that disproportionately targets black neighborhoods and that has created a genocide against black babies. Those black lives mattered, too, and they were all destroyed before they could even get started.
Finally, provide a well-funded, well-trained community police presence so that residents don’t fear the police, but they don’t have to fear gangs and street violence, either. Here’s a narrative-buster: a 2015 Roper poll found that the percentage of black people who wanted more police in their neighborhoods was twice that of white people.
Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research referenced that study yesterday in her testimony to the House on this issue, which you can read in full at the link. It’s a must-read, from the eye-opening statistics (one-seventh of all welfare dollars in the US were spent in New York City, but crime continued to rise) to the personal stories from her own research (like the elderly Bronx cancer amputee who was afraid to leave her apartment because of all the drug dealers outside. Then the police set up a watchtower there. She said “As long as you see the police, everything’s A-OK…It was the peacefulest summer ever.” She could sit outside, go get her mail and “talk to decent people.” She said, “Please, Jesus,” bring the police surveillance tower back.)
All of these things would do a lot more to improve black lives, or the lives of every American, than “defunding the police” ever would.
INTO THE DUSTBIN
Add to the ever-growing list of things that most people enjoyed that must now be relegated to the PC trash bin of history: TV cop shows. Not because they glorify violent, racist cops, since they don’t. But because they depict cops as the “good guys” instead of showing brutality and racism, which apparently is a biased view that reinforces privilege.
Surprisingly, one of the Hollywood producers pushing this nonsense is a co-producer of “Monk,” one of the most benign cop shows in history, a comedy/drama about a mild-mannered retired cop-turned-detective who has such bad OCD that he can barely leave his house.
Another show in danger of being erased: “Paw Patrol,” a kid’s cartoon featuring a helpful police dog named Chase, which apparently “brainwashes” kids into thinking that law enforcement is a noble profession. No, I am not making this up. The very fact that the cops on those shows are nice is what makes them intolerable. If only they’d thought to make Monk a brutal racist and give Chase rabies
You probably never imagined that “Monk” and “Paw Patrol” would be on the “cancel” and “disappear” list. But then, a lot of old school liberals who indulged and defended the new “woke” fascism probably never imagined they would end up like Stalin’s supporters who were painted out of photos in history books. Here’s a partial list of some who discovered just how big and mean the Frankenstein’s monster they helped to create has grown once it turned on them (I’m sure this list will just keep growing every day.)
DAILY BIBLE VERSE