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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR September 14, 2020 at 10:58 pm

Paul Plante says:

And getting back to tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT and his “Backlash against Black Lives Matter includes branding it as Marxist,” we have further as follows, to wit:

But the movement has grown and broadened dramatically.

Many Americans, few of whom would identify as Marxists, support Black Lives Matter, drawn to its message of anti-racism.

“Regardless of whatever the professed politics of people may be who are prominent in the movement, they don’t represent its breadth,” said Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University African American Studies professor and author of “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.”

“There are definitely socialists within the movement, as there have been in every single social movement in 20th century American history and today.”

“But that does not make those socialist movements, it makes them mass movements,” she said.

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Which is completely beside the point because what makes BLACK LIVES MATTER “Marxist” is not who has joined it, but rather, what its stated policies are, which takes us to Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles, which are found on-line, and specifically, no. 11 on that list as follows:

11. Black Villages

We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, and especially “our” children to the degree that mothers, parents and children are comfortable.

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And that brings us to “The Marxist Perspective on The Family,” from Revise Sociology, one of many sites on the subject, where we have as follows:

Marxists argue that the nuclear family performs ideological functions for Capitalism – the family acts as a unit of consumption and teaches passive acceptance of hierarchy.

It is also the institution through which the wealthy pass down their private property to their children, thus reproducing class inequality.

Marxism is a ‘structural conflict’ perspective.

They see society as structured along class lines with institutions generally working in the interests of the small elite class who have economic power (the ‘Bourgeoisie’) and the much larger working class (the ‘Proletariat’).

The Bourgeoise gain their wealth from exploiting the proletariat.

There is thus a conflict of interests between the Bourgeoise and the Proletariat.

However, this conflict of interests rarely boils over into revolution because institutions such as the family perform the function of ‘ideological control’, or convincing the masses that the present unequal system is inevitable, natural and good.

Something else Marxists suggest about the family (like the Functional Fit theory) is that the family type generally changes with society – more specifically, the nuclear family emerges not because of the needs of industrialisation, but because of the needs of the capitalist system.

Explaining the emergence of the nuclear family – Engels

According to Engels, the monogamous nuclear family only emerged with Capitalism.

Before Capitalism, traditional, tribal societies were classless and they practised a form of ‘primitive communism’ in which there was no private property.

In such societies, property was collectively owned, and the family structure reflected this – there were no families as such, but tribal groups existed in a kind of ‘promiscuous horde’ in which there were no restrictions on sexual relationships.

However, with the emergence of Capitalism in the 18th Century, society and the family changed.

Capitalism is based on a system of private ownership – The bourgeois use their own personal wealth to personally invest in businesses in order to make a profit, they don’t invest for the benefit of everyone else.

Marxism Family

Eventually the Bourgeois started to look for ways to pass on their wealth to the next generation, rather than having it shared out amongst the masses, and this is where the monogamous nuclear family comes from.

It is the best way of guaranteeing that you are passing on your property to your son, because in a monogamous relationship you have a clear idea of who your own children are.

Ultimately what this arrangement does is to reproduce inequality – The children of the rich grow up into wealth, while the children of the poor remain poor.

Thus the nuclear family benefits the Bourgeois more than the proletariat.

Contemporary Marxism – The family as an Ideological Apparatus

The modern nuclear family functions to promote values that ensure the reproduction and maintenance of capitalism.

The family is described as an ideological apparatus – this means it socialises people to think in a way that justifies inequality and encourages people to accept the capitalist system as fair, natural and unchangeable.

One way in which this happens is that there is a hierarchy in most families which teaches children to accept there will always be someone in “authority” who they must obey, which then mirrors the hierarchy of boss-worker in paid employment in later life.

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So, if BLACK LIVES MATTER espouses a Marxist principle or goal such as being committed to disrupting what they call the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement, is it a Marxist movement?

Or isn’t it?

Stay tuned, for more on that subject is yet to come.

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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:40 p


"LA hospital treating ambushed deputies inundated by protesters: ‘We hope they die’"

By Lee Brown

September 13, 2020 | 9:45am | Updated

Anti-police protesters descended on a Los Angeles hospital where two deputies were fighting for their lives after being ambushed and shot in the head — chanting, “we hope they die,” according to officials.

The sick chants came outside as the two rookie officers — one a 31-year-old mother of a six year-old boy — were still fighting for their lives after being “critically injured” as they sat in their patrol car in the caught-on-camera ambush in Compton.

“To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department tweeted early Sunday.

“People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.”

Officers branded the protest an unlawful assembly, and arrested two people who refused to move — including a reporter without credentials who “ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back” and “interfered with the arrest,” the department said.

LAist identified the reporter as its own Josie Huang, who said she was released early Sunday and would address the sheriff’s office claims soon.

The ambushed cops were not named, but were revealed to be officers who had served just over a year in the department.

One was a 31-year-old female officer, the other a 24-year-old male, the Los Angeles Times said.

They were “ambushed by a gunman in a cowardly fashion,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference, calling it “a somber reminder that this is a dangerous job.”

“Every week across the nation someone is losing their life in the line of duty,” he said.

“This is just another grim reminder of that.”

Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer caught it an “unprovoked cowardly act.”

A tense situation developing in Lynwood as a handful of protesters on sidewalk shout at deputies outside St. Francis medical center where 2 deputies are recovering from surgery after being shot tonight in Compton pic.twitter.com/wwpcnVFvOI

— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) September 13, 2020

“We must come together and pray for the officers because they are heroes,” he said at the same press conference.

LAPD Chief Michael Moore tweeted his prayers that the “two guardians” survive.

“I recognize and acknowledge we live in troubled times."

"But we must as a community work thru our differences while loudly and resoundly condemn violence,” he tweeted.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

There have yet to be any arrests and it was not immediately clear if any suspects have been identified, the L.A. Times said.

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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR September 15, 2020 at 5:57 pm

Paul Plante says:

And going back for the moment to FACT-CHECKING tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT and his attempt at a defense against the backlash against Black Lives Matter because it clearly is a movement based on Marxist ideology, we have Tommy the tap-dancer saying as follows, to wit:

Many Americans, few of whom would identify as Marxists, support Black Lives Matter, drawn to its message of anti-racism.

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But is that true, his claim that BLACK LIVES MATTER draws in people with its “message of anti-racism?”

More specifically, does BLACK LIVES MATTER with its published agenda to liberate Black people and end white supremacy forever have a “message of anti-racism,” as tap-dancing Tommy Kertscher of POLITIFACT is trying to make us believe?

For that answer, let us go back to Black Lives Matter 13 Guiding Principles, which are found on-line, and specifically, no. 12 on that list as follows:

12. Unapologetically Black

We are unapologetically Black in our positioning.

In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position.

To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a necessary prerequisite for wanting the same for others.

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Sounds awful racist to me, anyway.

And it certainly comes nowhere close to being “anti-racist” as tap-dancing Tommy Kertscher of POLITIFACT is trying to make us believe, so PANTS ON FIRE and a couple of Pinocchios for tap-dancing Tommy Kertscher of POLITIFACT on that false claim.

And having “outed” tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT trying to pull our legs with that silly claim that BLACK LIVES MATTER has a message of “anti-racism,” let’s go back to his attempt at a defense of BLACK LIVES MATTER espousing a Marxist ideology and FACT CHECK it some more, to wit:

‘Trained Marxists’

In a Facebook post labeling Black Lives Matter as a Marxist movement, PragerU included a video interview with Carol Swain, a Black conservative and former professor at Vanderbilt and Princeton universities.

She said, “Now, the founders of Black Lives Matter, they’ve come out as Marxists.”

Swain alluded to Black Lives Matter’s three co-founders, who are still featured prominently on the group’s website — Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.

Their primary backgrounds are as community organizers, artists and writers.

Swain, though, was referring to a newly surfaced interview Cullors did in 2015, where she said:

“We do have an ideological frame.”

“Myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers; we are trained Marxists.”

“We are superversed on, sort of, ideological theories.”

“And I think what we really try to do is build a movement that could be utilized by many, many Black folks.”

We didn’t find that Garza and Tometi have referred to themselves as Marxists.

But the book publisher Penguin Random House has said Garza, an author, “describes herself as a queer social justice activist and Marxist.”

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So confronted with the obvious fact right in front of his face that Alicia Garza of BLACK LIVES MATTER has described herself as a queer social justice activist and Marxist, how is it then that tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT didn’t find that Garza has referred to herself as a Marxist?

With the facts of the matter right in front of his face, where was it that he failed to look?

And why?

What is the dude trying to cover up – the fact that BLACK LIVES MATTER espouses Marxist principles?

But my goodness, Tommy, we already knew that, so your efforts to hide it from us are for naught.

And continuing on with our FACT-CHECKING:

What Black Lives Matter says

Black Lives Matter was formed in response to the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed Black teenager, in Florida.

The group calls its three co-founders “radical Black organizers.”

The project started with a mission “to build local power and to intervene when violence was inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes,” the group’s website says.

“In the years since, we’ve committed to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic and political power to thrive.”

Included on its list of beliefs is one that has drawn criticism as being consistent with Marxism:

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

A spokesperson for Black Lives Matter; Kailee Scales, managing director at Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation; and the three co-founders did not reply to our requests for information.

“On one level, these are just put downs,” University of Massachusetts Amherst economics professor Richard Wolff, author of “Understanding Marxism,” told PolitiFact about the attacks on Black Lives Matter.

If people declare themselves Marxists, they are in effect Marxists, but “there really is no standard” of what Marxism is, “there’s no way to verify anything.”

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There really is no standard of what Marxism is?

That’s ignorant BULL****, plain and simple!

So shame on tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT for trying to give us a snow job here.

Moving right along here:

Black Lives Matter today

It’s important to recognize that movements evolve.

Noting Cullors’ declaration of being Marxist trained, “one has to take that seriously: if the leadership says it is Marxist, then there’s a good chance they are,” said Russell Berman, a professor at Stanford University and a senior fellow at its conservative Hoover Institution who has written critically about Marxism.

But “this does not mean every supporter is Marxist — Marxists often have used ‘useful idiots.’”

“And a Marxist movement can be more or less radical, at different points in time,” he said.

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And there we have some very necessary truth – the fact that Marxists often have used “useful idiots” such as all these dupes supporting BLACK LIVES MATTER today, people like tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT and Democrat Kathy Sheehan, the mayor of the sanctuary city of Albany, New York who is telling us that because of our history, we have to embrace BLACK LIVES MATTER and join its ever-growing army of other “useful idiots” which is exactly what we would be if we were to heed mayor Kathy’s message to embrace BLACK LIVES MATTER and the Marxist ideology that it espouses and shame on tap-dancing Tom Kertscher of POLITIFACT for trying to tell us different!

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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR September 16, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Paul Plante says:

And before we go back to Poynter Institute FACT CHECKER “Tommy the tap-dancer”Kertscher of POLITIFACT and his claim that Black Lives Matter has grown into a national anti-racism movement broadly supported by Americans, few of whom would identify themselves as Marxist, this in the light of what recently transpired in Los Angeles, where after two white police officers were shot by a Black ambusher, a mob of savages descended on the hospital to block its entrances while chanting, “LET THEM DIE,” I would like to stand up in here as an American citizen who is totally disgusted with that exhibition of what our once civilized society is now devolving into, as the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement’s efforts to end white supremacy forever gain traction in this country with the attempted murder of white police officers, to say that I see a direct linkage between what transpired in Los Angeles starting with the ambush of the the police officers and then what happened at the hospital, none of which can be denied, given it was televised, and Black police chiefs like Eric Hawkins of the Democrat-controlled sanctuary city of Albany, New York making themselves a disgrace to the uniform and badge of authority that they wear, as well as making a joke of their oath to support the Constitution, by getting down on their knees like cowards to show their solidarity with the mobs intent on tearing down our civilized society and RULE OF LAW to replace it with rule of the jungle as we are seeing in Los Angeles, a primitive system or mode of action in which the strongest survive, presumably as animals in nature or as human beings whose activity is not regulated by the laws or ethics of civilization, which by getting on his knees in submission to BLACK LIVES MATTER and its agenda to wage war on people with white skin in this country, Eric Hawkins of Albany is putting his personal seal of approval on, with the blessing of Democrat mayor of Albany Kathy Sheehan, who I understand also took the knee in submission to BLACK LIVES MATTER, as she is telling all the rest of us to do, as well, which I am personally refusing to do because I will be damned if I will bend the knee and submit to a group of white-hating racists intent of getting hegemony over us by intimidation and violence and deceit and lies.

By taking the knee in submission to BLACK LIVES MATTER and their agenda to end white supremacy forever as he did while wearing his badge, Eric Hawkins, the police chief of Albany, New York has quite literally painted a bulls-eye on every white police officer in the City of Albany, thus inviting the same kind of violence against them, and by extension, civilized society, that we just witnessed in Los Angeles.

Lines have now been drawn by kneelers like Eric Hawkins, and sides have been taken, and what transpired in Los Angeles with the shooting of those police officers and the howling mob of savages at the hospital is the world these kneelers like Eric Hawkins of Albany are bequeathing us and ushering in.

As to the oath Albany police chief Eric Hawkins swore to support the United States Constitution, Section 4 of Article IV states in clear language that the United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and with respect to that, in a letter in April, 1787, to Edmund Randolph, who formally presented the Virginia Plan to the Convention, James Madison had suggested that ”an article ought to be inserted expressly guaranteeing the tranquility of the states against internal as well as external danger. . . .” stating that “Unless the Union be organized efficiently on republican principles innovations of a much more objectionable form may be obtruded.”

With respect to republican principles, they are the guiding political philosophy of the United States that has been a major part of American civic thought since its founding.

Republican principles stress liberty and inalienable individual rights as central values; and recognize the sovereignty of the people as the source of all authority in law; as well as rejecting monarchy, aristocracy, and hereditary political power.

Republican principles also expect citizens to be virtuous and faithful in their performance of civic duties; and vilify corruption.

Republican principles were based on Ancient Greco-Roman, Renaissance, and English models and ideas and formed the basis for the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Constitution (1787), and the Bill of Rights, as well as the Gettysburg Address (1863).

Republican principles include guarantees of rights that cannot be repealed by a majority vote.

Thus, in a nation based on Republican principles, there can be no “white supremacy,” because in a Republic, we are all equal REGARDLESS OF SKIN COLOR!

When the kneeler Eric Hawkins swore his oath to support the United States Constitution, which in section 1 of the 14th Amendment states quite clearly that no State shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, that is what he was swearing to support – the fact that despite what our skin color might be, in the eyes of the law, we are all supposed to be equal.

By taking the knee in submission to BLACK LIVES MATTER and the Marxist ideology it espouses, however, the kneeler Eric Hawkins made it quite clear to all of us with white skin that we are out of his protection as the police chief of Albany, New York, and what we see taking place in Los Angeles with the howling mob of savages blocking the entrances to a hospital to deny police officers the medical treatment they required after being ambushed by a hooligan is a glimpse at our own future, and if you are white, then there is a lot for you to worry about, and God protect the white police officers in Albany, New York who have to serve under his lead.

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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:40 p


"Fed sees interest rates near zero until end of 2023, sets new economic conditions to be met before raising rates"

By Greg Robb

Published: Sept. 16, 2020 at 4:07 p.m. ET

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday said it doesn’t expect to raise rates until the end of 2023 at the earliest and it set out new economic conditions that must be met before it will raise them.

In a statement, the Fed said it decided to keep its policy interest rate at near zero and expects this will be appropriate until two things happen: labor market conditions return to the “maximum employment” and inflation has risen to 2% and “is on track to moderately exceed 2% for some time.”

Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, said this language means investors should “get used to the low rates because they are here to stay.”

However, Seth Carpenter, economist at UBS, said the Fed guidance was “vague.”

“The guidance means they need their own forecast for inflation to be above 2%, but they are not tying it to the realized level of inflation,” Carpenter said.

Powell defended the guidance as “powerful” and “durable.”

There were two dissents to the Fed forward guidance.

Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan seemed to favor the prior guidance and wanted the Fed to retain greater flexibility once the economy was on track to meet its two goals.

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari proposed a much more streamlined guidance that the Fed would maintain rates close to zero until core inflation has reached 2% on a sustained basis.

Josh Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at MFR Inc. said it was “a bit unseemly” to have two dissents so soon after the committee adopted a new policy framework, but Powell said the dissents were a sign of a healthy debate.

“We’re the first major central bank to adopt this framework."

"There is no cookbook."

"And so of course there would be a wide range of views,” Powell said.

He said the Fed would work to earn credibility.

The Fed decision was something of a surprise as most economists thought the Fed would hold off on its forward guidance until November or December.

The Fed said again that the path of the economy will depend on the course of the coronavirus pandemic though.

Separately, the Fed released its economic forecasts to 2023.

The central bank’s so called “dot plot” of likely interest rates projects no hike through the end of 2023, with only 4 of 17 of the policy making officials penciling in a rate hike.

The Fed also said it will continue to purchase at least $120 billion per month of Treasurys and agency mortgage-backed securities to help smooth markets and help “foster accommodative financial conditions.”

The Fed statement reflects the central bank’s decision in August to adopt a new strategy to hit its 2% inflation target over time and not every year.

So if inflation under-performs, as it has for the past several years, the Fed will tolerate higher inflation for a time.

Stocks gave up most of their gains after the Fed announcement.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 43 points after being up by 200 points prior to the Fed decision.

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