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Post by thelivyjr » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:40 p

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"Fed’s Brainard says failure of Congress on another fiscal stimulus bill would lead to ‘slower and weaker recovery’"


By Greg Robb

Last Updated: Oct. 21, 2020 at 9:17 a.m. ET
First Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 9:10 a.m. ET

A failure by Congress to pass another coronavirus relief measure may damage the economy, a top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

“Apart from the course of the virus itself, the most significant downside risk to my outlook would be the failure of additional fiscal support to materialize,” said Fed Gov. Lael Brainard in a speech to the UK-based Society of Professional Economists annual conference.


“Too little support would lead to a slower and weaker recovery,” she added.

Brainard is the only remaining Fed governor who was appointed by President Barack Obama.

Speculation has picked up recently that she could be offered a top job if Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidential election on Nov.3.


With its benchmark policy interest rate close to zero, Fed officials think fiscal support is the best medicine for the economy.

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said earlier this month that there was a greater risk to Congress from doing too little than doing too much.

Talks of a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package continue between Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Tuesday afternoon that the talks would continue because they were making some progress.

Senate Republicans are split over whether to support another fiscal stimulus measure.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has urged Trump not to support any stimulus legislation until after the election.

In her remarks, Brainard said she was concerned that the recent improvements in the labor market was likely to slow.

She noted that the number of permanent job losers has been rising.

“Targeted” support from Congress could turn the “uneven” recovery into a “broad-based” recovery, Brainard said.

Many U.S. households are “cash-constrained,” she said.

“With unemployment and reduced hours likely to persist, many of these households are unlikely to be able to sustain recent levels of consumption without additional fiscal support as well as extended loan forbearance and eviction moratoriums,” she said.

The financial security of displaced workers will depend importantly on whether unemployment benefits will be extended or supplemented – and if this will occur before any remaining savings accrued from earlier coronavirus relief, is exhausted, she added.

Dow futures struggled for direction ahead of the fiscal stimulus talks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 113.37 to finish at 28,308.79 on Tuesday.

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Post by thelivyjr » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR October 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm

Paul Plante says:

And as if we already did not know it, or possibly could not know it, given all that has gone before concerning the political ascendancy of the Marxist-inspired BLACK LIVES MATTER movement here in the United States of America, and this is according to Queen Empress Kamala Harris, “Corn Pop” Biden’s presidential running mate who is going to use executive orders to go after what she calls “white supremacists” once she gains the oval office, we, the American people, are going to experience what Queen Empress Kamala called in what I construed to be a threatening tone of voice “a reckoning on racial justice,” that utterance coming just days ago on 18 October 2020 when Queen Empress Kamala was appearing at the Iowa Democrat’s Sunday Liberty and Justice dinner, with the term “racial justice” remaining undefined by the Queen Empress, so we cannot be sure of exactly what she is talking about, and thus, cannot in any way challenge her in a rational and logical manner, since we are clueless as to what she is on about with this “reckoning on racial justice” blather, where a “reckoning” is defined as “the time when one is called to account for one’s actions, to pay one’s debts,” which thought takes us back to April of 2016 and a CNN article by Dan Merica on April 20, 2016 entitled “Hillary Clinton talks race: ‘We all have implicit biases'” where we were treated to the following, to wit:

Philadelphia (CNN) – Hillary Clinton bluntly assessed the state of race relations in the United States on Wednesday, telling a mostly African-American audience that racial bias is something that has been part of our “DNA going back probably millennia.”

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Now, before we go any farther with respect to this “reckoning on racial justice” Queen Empress Kamala is promising when she becomes president, let us not kid ourselves that Hillary was anything other than full of horse **** when she told that mostly African-American audience that racial bias is something that has been part of our “DNA going back probably millennia,” because our DNA does not contain “racial bias.”

According to Medline, our DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms and nearly every cell in a person’s body has the same DNA.

Most DNA is located in the cell nucleus (where it is called nuclear DNA), but a small amount of DNA can also be found in the mitochondria (where it is called mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA).

Mitochondria are structures within cells that convert the energy from food into a form that cells can use.

According to the Ancestry DNA Learning Site, DNA is the basis for life on planet Earth — every living thing has it.

The function of DNA is to store all of the genetic information that an organism needs to develop, function, and reproduce.

Essentially, it is the biological instruction manual found in each of your cells.

DNA is important because it holds all of the genetic information that makes you, you.

This information is needed for your development and survival and is able to be passed along to the next generation.

It also influences your traits, ranging from what you look like to the food you like with lots of things in between.

Given how different you are from someone else, it might seem like everyone’s DNA should be very different from one another.

Amazingly this is not the case.

On average, you share around 99.5% of your DNA with someone you are not related to.

A big part of what makes you unique is found in that 0.5% of your DNA.

And even though we’re overall more alike than different, everyone’s DNA tells a different story about who their relatives are and where they are from.

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So if in fact “racial bias” is a part of our DNA as Hillary claims, then it would have to be a part of the DNA of the Black folks, as well, which is perhaps why they have such a hatred for people with white skin as they do.

Getting back to the CNN article, which really was where this talk of “racial justice” and condemnation and demonizing of people with white skin by the Democrats began, we have:

“We all have implicit biases,” Clinton said at St. Paul’s Baptist Church.

“What we need to do is be more honest about that and surface them.”

“Because today, most people believe that they don’t have those biases.”

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Most people don’t believe they have those biases because they don’t have those biases – they are not so superficial as Hillary that they are obsessed with what color a person’s skin is, which takes us back to the CNN article for more horse **** from Hillary as follows:

Clinton, a candidate running to be the first person to succeed the first black president of the United States, has talked about race throughout her campaign, acknowledging what she regularly calls “deep seeded racism” that plagues the United States.

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Deep-seeded racism?

Do tell, Hillary!

Getting back to Hillary, we have more as follows:

“We have to be honest about the systemic racism and that particularly is the responsibility of white people, not just people in public life, but all of us, who have to keep trying to put ourselves in the position of what goes through the minds and hearts of so many people in our country who know they aren’t getting a fair shake,” Clinton said.

“They are not being treated equally and we can’t assume that our experience is somehow enough to guide us.”

“We have to be open and listening and then responsive.”

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Uh, okay, Hillary, whatever you say.

And moving right along here with respect to this “reckoning on racial justice” the Democrats are promising us when they take complete control of the national government next year, we come to a New York Times article entitled “In Charleston, Cory Booker Delivers Major Speech About White Supremacy and Gun Violence” by Alexander Burns on 7 August 2019, where we were informed as follows, to wit:

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey called on Wednesday for a national crusade against gun violence and a moral reckoning with the strains of white supremacy “ingrained in our politics since our founding,” as demands for government action continued to mount after two gun massacres last weekend in Texas and Ohio.

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A “moral reckoning,” people?

And pray tell, exactly what is that term supposed to connote to we, the American people who are sick and tired of hearing Democrats calling everyone they don’t like a “racist,” which itself is a damn stupid term, given that we only have one race of people here in this country, unless of course, Cory Booker thinks people with skin other than white are some other race than human, which would make Cory very stupid indeed?

Which brings us forward in time to Queen Empress Kamala and a San Francisco Chronicle article entitled “Black Lives Matter co-creator: Biden must choose a Black woman for VP” by Joe Garofoli, the San Francisco Chronicle’s senior political writer, covering national and state politics, on Aug. 3, 2020, where we were treated to the following directive or command from, BLACK LIVES MATTER to “Corn Pop,” himself the epitome of a lying dog-faced pony soldier if there ever was one, as follows:

Joe Biden will soon choose his running mate, and Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garza says it had better be a Black woman.

“A Black woman in particular and not just a woman of color,” the Oakland resident told The Chronicle’s “It’s All Political” podcast, because ‘Black voters are who essentially made Joe Biden the presumptive nominee.’”

“That’s facts on facts.”

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So talk about dividing America on “racial” lines, there we have the Democrat’s game plan in that regards writ large for all to see – a Democrat party hate campaign against people with skin that is white as the Democrats pander for the Black votes to accomplish their “Blue Wave” come November when they hope to control all both houses of Congress and the executive branch, as well, and God help the people with white skin in this country of that fate should befall us, because we are going to need it.

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"Albany Common Council seeks outside help to deal with violence - Police arrest three in connection with Monday drive-by"

Steve Hughes, Albany, New York Times Union

Oct. 21, 2020
Updated: Oct. 21, 2020 12:16 p.m.

ALBANY – Common Council members all but demanded the city bring in outside law enforcement agencies to help deal with a historically violent year in its borders.

Councilors spoke in favor of the move, with one going as far as to call on the city to declare a state of emergency after two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the city’s South End while the Council was meeting Monday evening.


The shooting on Mount Hope Drive was the fifth shooting in 48 hours and at least the third time this year six or more people had been shot within a two-day span in the city.

At least 116 people have been shot in the city so far this year, with 16 homicides.

Law enforcement officials believe much of the violence is tied to gang encounters in between groups in Albany as well feuds with gangs in Troy.

The city needs to realize it has a gang problem and to rely on outside law enforcement, such as the Albany County Sheriff's Department, to help deal with it, said Council President Corey Ellis.

“We’ve heard the chief say sheriff deputies don’t know the city, which I disagree with,” he said.

“Every hand should be on deck and if not, we should know why.”

Councilman Owusu Anane went further.

“As a result of these unprecedented shootings, I think we need to look at calling a state of emergency to address the frequent violence that is occurring in our streets,” he said.

Other councilmembers noted that for months they had been talking about rising violence in their neighborhoods and welcomed conversations about further resources.

“We need resources out there,” said Councilwoman Sonia Frederick, who represents part of the South End.

“We need to address this issue because this continues to happen.”

On Tuesday, Sheriff Craig Apple expressed frustration at the mounting toll the violence was taking on the city.

He said he had spoken with several county legislators who represent the city who were concerned, and that he was considering sending in more deputies as a preventative measure.

Since June, 24 deputies have been riding with police in their patrol vehicles but have not been doing their own patrols in the city.

Those deputies are expected to stay in the city until the city’s police academy class graduates in December.

“I think we need to more and come up with a new plan because what we’re doing isn’t working,” he said.

“I think at this point you need a higher police presence, if only as a deterrent.”


The city requested and received assistance earlier this year with deputies and state troopers riding along with city police officers.

Chief Eric Hawkins said he was open to partnering with outside agencies but rejected the idea that the department was not able to properly staff and patrol city streets.

“I think our plan for addressing this is sound,” he said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

“If there are resources out there that can help us address what’s happening out there ... I’m always open to that.”

During that briefing, Hawkins said his officers had made five arrests in connection with shootings on Sunday and Monday and expected a sixth arrest shortly.

“These were some violent individuals that were taken off the street,” he said.

“We’re sending the message that gun violence in our community is unacceptable.”

According to police, roughly 80 minutes after two men were wounded on Mount Hope Drive, an Albany officer and a state trooper saw a vehicle that matched the description of the car involved in the shooting near Clinton Avenue and Quail Street.

The driver, E-Shawn Berkley, 22, of Albany was charged in connection with the shooting with two counts of attempted murder.

He was sent without bail to the Albany County jail.

Shortly after that, detectives stopped another vehicle near North Lake Avenue and West Street.

A 16-year-old passenger was charged after police found a handgun on him.

Police believe Berkley and the teenager were the two who fired in to a group of people on Mount Hope Drive.

The teen, who was not identified, was charged with two counts of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Those arrests, Hawkins said, gave police information for a third arrest at a home on Judson Street.

There police charged another 16-year-old after finding a .45 caliber and a 9 mm handgun.

That teen was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property.

Both teens were held without bail.

Hawkins said police believe at least some of those arrested are connected with other shootings around the city.

Officers also made an arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning.

An 18-year-old fled from police after they attempted to stop him in connection with the shooting of a 15-year-old.

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Post by thelivyjr » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR October 23, 2020 at 9:08 pm

Paul Plante says:

And while we are on this subject of Marxist horse**** and the gross ignorance and mindlessness it requires of its converts and adherents and fellow travelers; and Queen Empress Kamala and her “reckoning on racial justice” while the Marxist-inspired BLACK LIVES MATTER movement, one of which’s founders demanded of “Corn Pop” Biden that his vice president be “(A) Black woman in particular and not just a woman of color,” which is why we have Queen Empress Kamala as “Corn Pop’s” running mate, are telling us that in accord with Marxist precepts as outlined by Engels in Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State wherein is stated that the modern individual family is founded on the open or concealed domestic slavery of the wife, and within the family the husband is the bourgeois and the wife represents the proletariat, so that it is plain that the first condition for the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex back into public industry, and that this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society, that they are going to unilaterally disrupt our stable, law-abiding nuclear families to take us back to the time of the old communistic household, where life will be beautiful all the time, and Democrat Kathy Sheehan, the mayor of the sanctuary city of Albany, New York, taking the knee to BLACK LIVES MATTER in an act of submission, while telling us that we all should embrace the gross ignorance that BLACK LIVES MATTER is peddling as its stock-in-trade, to see where this stupidity is heading, let’s first go back for a minute to an Albany, New York Times Union article entitled “Demonstrators rally outside court for couple arrested while recording police” by Steve Hughes on June 17, 2020, where we have as follows, to wit:

Addison and Shuman were arrested shortly after they began recording the arrest of another man near the intersection of South Pearl and Arch streets.

The incident took place days after several rallies – including two that featured clashes between police and protesters – were held in Albany to call for police reforms and an end to police brutality after the May 25 killing of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Police accused Addison of inciting a riot and resisting arrest.

The incident occurred near the police department’s South Station where police and protesters clashed on May 30.

Shuman was also accused of resisting arrest.

As videos of the arrest surfaced, Mayor Kathy Sheehan said she was troubled by the behavior of police and the city announced the charges would be dropped.

The case was referred to the police department’s Office of Professional Standards.

“The video footage does not appear to depict efforts by police to de-escalate a situation, nor it does it depict the sensitivity I expect from all city employees in this moment and every day,” she said.

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So, okay, a Black dude outside the police station in the sanctuary city of Albany, New York, where Kathy Sheehan has a large, intimidating BLACK LIVES MATTER banner flying above the entrance to Albany City Hall like a gang symbol so you know without a doubt whose turf you are on https://www.timesunion.com/news/article ... 384999.php is inciting to riot, which is a privilege enjoyed by Black folks because they are Black, civil disobedience being one of their human rights, and because the police arrested him, they were wrong because they were not sufficiently sensitive to the needs of the rioters, which resulted in the police being referred to internal affairs for investigation and punishment, which as Hussein Obama would say, is the right thing to do in the upside down New World Order of BLACK LIVES MATTER, which brings us forward in time to another Albany, New York Times Union article entitled “Albany hiring firm to study racial bias in police department” by Steve Hughes on Aug. 24, 2020, where we have as follows:

ALBANY — The city is hiring a Virginia-based firm to conduct a study of racial bias in the Albany Police Department.

Chief City Auditor Dorcey Applyrs said the city will pay CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization that got its start tracking Nazi U-boat attacks, $80,000 to do the audit along with members of her staff.

At a brief news conference in front of City Hall, Applyrs said that in order for the city to make the right decisions about its police department, it needed to understand the extent of any implicit or racial basis in the department.

“We must use all of our platforms to promote racial justice and begin the healing we so desperately need in cities all across our nation,” she said.

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Ah, yes, people – promote racial justice!

Sounds great, does it not?

And it is a powerful sound-bite, all in all, because who would want to be on record as not wanting to promote racial justice.

As to the Hon. Dr. Dorcey Applyrs, she is a very accomplished young Black woman who moved to Albany in 2003 to pursue graduate-level education and since has earned a master’s degree and doctorate in public health from the University at Albany School of Public Health and she serves as Clinical Associate Professor in the Health Policy, Management, and Behavior Department and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and Community Advisory Council and also serves as the Subject Matter Expert for the School’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education, which sort of puts the lie to the premise of “systemic racism” in this country, along with Hillary Clinton’s “implicit bias” being a part of our DNA, because if there was systemic racism, the Hon. Dr. Dorcey Applyrs would be none of those things, period.

She is also listed as a NewDEAL leader in Albany where the NewDEAL is a national network of rising state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives, and their mission, according to their website, is to bring together leaders focused on expanding opportunity and to help them develop and spread innovative ideas to spur economic growth that is broadly-earned and sustainable, which they do by connecting the NewDEAL Leaders with each other to exchange ideas, and connecting them with other pro-growth progressive political, policy, and private sector leaders, which network includes their Honorary Chairs, former Delaware Governor Jack Markell and U.S. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, as well as their Honorary Regional Chairs: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan, U.S. Congresswoman Kathleen Rice of New York, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, so how about that for star power!

Getting back to the Times Union article, we have further as follows, to wit:

Applyrs’ decision to hire a firm was made in part by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive order requiring municipalities do comprehensive reviews of their police departments and develop plans to reform them.

Cuomo’s order came in the wake of protests in New York and around the nation after the May 25 killing of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

The audit will examine the department’s internal operations, policies and procedures, looking for evidence of implicit and racial biases and how they impact city residents.

Auditors will be looking at data related to traffic stops, use of force and other department interactions with the public over a five-year period.

CNA was chosen among seven firms that submitted proposals, Applyrs said.

CNA did a similar audit in Charleston, S.C. and is working on one in Chicago.

“We were looking for a firm who could balance the understanding of communities of color…but also a firm who understands law enforcement culture,” she said.

Its examination of Charleston’s police department found racial disparities in traffic stops, poor data-collection practices, lack of clarity in policies on use of force, failures to fully engage parts of the city’s community as well as issues around accountability, according to the firm’s summary of the report.

The firm’s working on policing reform is done through its Center for Justice Research and Innovation.

Earlier this month, Mayor Kathy Sheehan created a 37-member working group that is expected to develop a plan to reform the city’s police department.

Sheehan said she had discussed the planned audit with Applyrs and the city recognized that it needed outside help to do a in-depth examination.

“I think this is a great opportunity to bring in a third party to really help us understand what our data tells us, what’s missing, how to collect data we’re not collecting and most importantly — how do we report that out to the community on a regular basis in a transparent way.”

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Which in a very surreal and bizarre manner brings us to present time and yet another Albany, New York Times Union article, this one appropriately entitled “Albany Common Council seeks outside help to deal with violence – Police arrest three in connection with Monday drive-by” by Steve Hughes on Oct. 21, 2020 where we have the results of what happens when “progressive” Democrats like Kathy Sheehan of Albany cripple their police departments to appease BLACK LIVES MATTER, to wit:

ALBANY – Common Council members all but demanded the city bring in outside law enforcement agencies to help deal with a historically violent year in its borders.

Councilors spoke in favor of the move, with one going as far as to call on the city to declare a state of emergency after two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the city’s South End while the Council was meeting Monday evening.

The shooting on Mount Hope Drive was the fifth shooting in 48 hours and at least the third time this year six or more people had been shot within a two-day span in the city.

At least 116 people have been shot in the city so far this year, with 16 homicides.

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Yes, people, that’s what happens when people like Kathy Sheehan of Albany punish their police officers for not being “sensitive” enough to the howlers and rioters and lawless savages that roam freely in their sanctuary cities when the police attempt to enforce the law against Black people, which is considered racial injustice – you get lawlessness, and that is exactly what it looks like in real life, because to these savages, no lives matter, whatsoever.

And as to this so-called “racial justice,” here is a definition I was finally able to come across, to wit:

“Racial justice is the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.”

“Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond ‘anti-racism.’”

“It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures.”

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All of which is bunkum, piffle, balderdash, twaddle, codswallop, tosh, claptrap, gibberish, tommy-rot, buncombe, and a farrago to boot as we clearly see by returning to reality in the Age of BLACK LIVES MATTER, where no lives matter, as follows:

The city needs to realize it has a gang problem and to rely on outside law enforcement, such as the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, to help deal with it, said Council President Corey Ellis.

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For the record, Corey Ellis is himself a Black dude.

Moving right along, we have more of the aftermath of what happens when “progressive” Democrats like Kathy Sheehan of Albany make the police out as the criminals in need of reform, as opposed to the real criminals who seek sanctuary in her city, as follows:

Councilman Owusu Anane went further.

“As a result of these unprecedented shootings, I think we need to look at calling a state of emergency to address the frequent violence that is occurring in our streets,” he said.

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As a result of these unprecedented shootings, quite frankly, I think the Common Council needs to look at Kathy Sheehan and the responsibility she shares in promoting that violence by punishing the police for enforcing the law.

Getting back to the story, we have:

Other councilmembers noted that for months they had been talking about rising violence in their neighborhoods and welcomed conversations about further resources.

“We need resources out there,” said Councilwoman Sonia Frederick, who represents part of the South End.

“We need to address this issue because this continues to happen.”

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We need to address this issue because this continues to happen?

What a crock of crap that is when the City of Albany is going to spend $80,000 of taxpayer money not on enforcing the law, but instead on proving the Albany police are racists!

As I say, bizarre and surreal, but hey, it is the Age of BLACK LIVES MATTER, so that is the new normal now!

So we just better get used to it, because it is now here to stay!

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Post by thelivyjr » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR October 25, 2020

Opinion: On Queen Kamala Harris and the Future of Our America


Special to the Mirror by Paul Plante.

In the “Caesar, Letter II” political essay 233 years ago on October 17, 1787, the author stated thusly with respect to where it is we again find ourselves in this country, as designing politicians divide us up into “dregs of society,” in the case of Democrat Joseph “Corn Pop” Biden, or a “basket of deplorables,” in the case of Democrat Queen Hillary Rodham Clinton, versus their followers who are not only perfect in every way, but even more so, to wit:

“I am not one of those who gain an influence by cajoling the unthinking mass (tho’ I pity their delusions), and ringing in their ears the gracious sound of their absolute Sovereignty.”

“I despise the trick of such dirty policy.”

“I know there are Citizens, who, to gain their own private ends, enflame the minds of the well-meaning, tho’ less intelligent parts of the community, by sating their vanity with that cordial and unfailing specific, that all power is seated in the people.”

“There are always men in society of some talents, but more ambition, in quest of that which it would be impossible for them to obtain in any other way than by working on the passions and prejudices of the less discerning classes of citizens and yeomanry.”

“It is the plan of men of this stamp to frighten the people with ideal bugbears, in order to mould them to their own purposes.”

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And what a segue that gives us, especially the last sentence about “ideal bugbears,” to a recent article in the Des Moines Register by Brianne Pfannenstiel on 18 October 2020 entitled “Iowa Democrats’ 2020 virtual Liberty and Justice dinner is more subdued than spectacle,” where we were treated to the following concerning the demagogue Queen Empress Kamala Harris, the first of her name, to wit:

A year after U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris brought Iowa Democrats to their feet with an impassioned speech at the state party’s Liberty and Justice dinner, the now-vice presidential candidate delivered a far more subdued message Sunday at this year’s event.

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Now, let me say here that I heard Queen Empress Kamala speaking on the radio news at that event, and what I heard was hardly subdued, which is what brought to my mind the words of Caesar above here about citizens, who, to gain their own private ends, enflame the minds of the well-meaning, tho’ less intelligent parts of the community, as Queen Empress Kamala was clearly doing at the Iowa State Democrats’ recent Liberty and Justice dinner, along with there always being men, and now women like Hillary Clinton and Queen Empress Kamala Harris, in society of some talents, but more ambition, in quest of that which it would be impossible for them to obtain in any other way than by working on the passions and prejudices of the less discerning classes of citizens and yeomanry, which takes us back to the Des Moines Register article as follows:

“All at the same time, we’re experiencing the worst public health crisis in a century, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, a reckoning on racial justice, a changing climate that is battering our coastlines setting the west on fire and devastating farmers in Iowa,” she said in virtual remarks streamed at Sunday’s Liberty and Justice dinner.

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But are we really facing the worst public health crisis in a century?

As of the time of this writing (20 October 2020), there are 1.12 million COVID deaths across the world, and 220,000 COVID deaths here in the USA.

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson had to face the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 that killed 20 million to 50 million people around the world while it killed 675,000 Americans, so there is the benchmark COVID must be measured by in terms of public health crises.

And then, in my lifetime, we had during the Eisenhower administration the H2N2 virus which was first reported in Singapore in February 1957 and reached the United States that summer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the number of deaths from H2N2 at 1.1 million worldwide and 116,000 in the United States.

And then during the Gerald Ford administration, we had the Swine Flu to deal with.

During the Ronald Reagan administration, of course, we had AIDS, which Reagan called the “gay plague.”

By the end of Reagan’s presidency in 1989, the United States had suffered 89,343 AIDS-related deaths.

George W. Bush had AIDS and SARS to deal with, and Hussein Obama had a trifecta of H1N1, Zika and Ebola and the CDC estimated that from April 2009 to April 2010, there were 60.8 million cases of swine flu and 12,469 deaths from it in the United States.

So what exact point was Queen Empress Kamala trying to make here with her shrill screeching about “we’re experiencing the worst public health crisis in a century?”

Doesn’t she realize from our own history (Democrat Franklyn Roosevelt had polio) that we are facing public health issues all the time, and have been all through my lifetime, which is longer than hers?

So what is she getting all hysterical about, other than the fact that she is scared ******** of the immensity of reality and her obvious inadequacy to deal with it, which raises the question of why on earth we would want her in the White House, where the rubber has to meet the road without spinning off into a ditch somewhere?

More to the point, if this is in fact the worst public health crisis in a century that we are now facing, what is it that she plans on doing about it, other than panicking and getting all shrill and hysterical?

And then we come to her shrieking about “the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”

Oh, really, Queen Empress Kamala!

Since the Great Depression, we have had recessions in 1945, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1970, 1973-1975, 1980-82, 1990-91, 2001, and the Great Recession, which was a severe financial crisis combined with a deep recession and while the recession officially lasted from December 2007 to June 2009, it took many years for the economy to recover to pre-crisis levels of employment and output.

As to the Great Recession, and you would think someone running for vice president of America would be as familiar with this history as I am, although obviously if you thought that about Queen Empress Kamala, you would be dead wrong, the U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission reported its findings in January 2011 and it concluded that “the crisis was avoidable and was caused by: Widespread failures in financial regulation, including the Federal Reserve’s failure to stem the tide of toxic mortgages; Dramatic breakdowns in corporate governance including too many financial firms acting recklessly and taking on too much risk; An explosive mix of excessive borrowing and risk by households and Wall Street that put the financial system on a collision course with crisis; Key policy makers ill prepared for the crisis, lacking a full understanding of the financial system they oversaw; and systemic breaches in accountability and ethics at all levels.”

According to the Department of Labor, roughly 8.7 million jobs (about 7%) were shed from February 2008 to February 2010, and real GDP contracted by 4.2% between Q4 2007 and Q2 2009, making the Great Recession the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

So again, people, why the hysteria-mongering?

What message is Queen Empress Kamala trying to send here, other than that she is ignorant of our history, which doesn’t surprise me, and she is too emotionally unstable to be trusted with a position of responsibility in the executive branch of OUR national government?

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Post by thelivyjr » Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR October 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm

Paul Plante says:

Going back in time to our nation’s political beginnings, in the political essay “An Old Whig II” on October 17, 1787, the author began the essay to the public as follows:

Mr. PRINTER, Since writing my last, in which I stated some doubts respecting the new federal constitution and expressed a wish that those doubts might be removed, I have met with the printed speech of James Wilson, Esquire.

This speech I find was made for the express purpose of removing objections from the minds of those who doubted, like myself, and wished to be satisfied; and except one or two hard names that have escaped the speaker, it bears the marks of more candor than is to be found in most of the productions, which have been ushered into the world in support of the same measure.

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For those unfamiliar with the name, James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, and was twice elected to the Continental Congress, where he represented Pennsylvania, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution.

A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States, and in his capacity as first Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania taught the first course on the new Constitution to President Washington and his cabinet in 1789 and 1790.

Wilson was a delegate to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, and served on the Committee of Detail, which produced the first draft of the United States Constitution and he also proposed the Electoral College.

After the convention, he campaigned for the ratification of the document, and his “speech in the statehouse yard” was reprinted in newspapers throughout the country.

In publishing Wilson’s “Speech in the State House Yard” in Philadelphia on 6 October 1787, 11 days prior to “The Old Whig” essay, one newspaper of the times started their reportage of the event as follow:

“Mr. Wilson then rose, and delivered a long and eloquent speech upon the principles of the Federal Constitution proposed by the late Convention.”

“The outlines of this speech we shall endeavor to lay before the public, as tending to reflect great light upon the interesting subject now in general discussion.”

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That, of course, was back before corporate control of the media in this country and its attendant thought control and censorship that we witness today from the likes of BIG BROTHER FACEBOOK and its ilk in this country who are protecting democracy in America by making it their possession while denying it to the rest of us because BIG BROTHER FACEBOOK considers us too stupid to be able tho think for ourselves, nor should we be allowed to, if democracy is going to work the way they want it to in their corporate plutocracy (an elite or ruling class of people whose power derives from their wealth) in support of the Democrat oligarchy (a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution) they are working to create.

Getting back to the Wilson speech, which serves as a benchmark, as we shall see, as to exactly how degraded and ignorant our “political discourse” in this highly divided and troubled nation has become since that time, and here I am specifically referencing Queen Empress Kamala’s spew of mindless and ignorant hobble-gobble at the Iowa State Democrats’ recent Liberty and Justice dinner, it started as follows, to wit:

“Mr. Chairman and Fellow Citizens: Having received the honor of an appointment to represent you in the late Convention, it is perhaps my duty to comply with the request of many gentlemen whose characters and judgments I sincerely respect, and who have urged that this would be a proper occasion to lay before you any information which will serve to explain and elucidate the principles and arrangements of the Constitution, that has been submitted to the consideration of the United States.”

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Now, notice two things in there, to wit: first of all, unlike Queen Empress Kamala at the Iowa State Democrats’ recent Liberty and Justice dinner where she was addressing her fellow Democrats who comprise around 33% of the American people, a minority faction in America that rightly could be called the lunatic fringe (an extreme or eccentric minority within society or a group) of the American body politic (the people of a nation, state, or society considered collectively as an organized group of citizens, as in “individual dissent was considered necessary to the health of the body politic”), James Wilson was addressing “Fellow Citizens,” which would be all of us, at least before we became a nation of consumers, instead, and notice the lack of shrill, hysterical fear-mongering we were getting from Queen Empress Kamala at the Iowa State Democrats’ recent Liberty and Justice dinner, as well, which takes us back to his speech as follows:

“I confess that I am unprepared for so extensive and so important a disquisition; but the insidious attempts which are clandestinely and industriously made to pervert and destroy the new plan, induce me the more readily to engage in its defense; and the impressions of four months constant attention to the subject have not been so easily effaced as to leave me without an answer to the objections which have been raised.”

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Now, there we have statesmanship (a wise, skillful, and respected political leader) as it existed at the time of this nation’s political beginnings where James Wilson, incidentally an immigrant to this country from Scotland, was addressing the people at large.

Compare that with Queen Empress Kamala skulking around as she was doing at the Iowa State Democrats’ recent Liberty and Justice dinner, addressing a handful of people in America, as follows with this undignified shrill shrieking, to wit:

“While this president of course didn’t bring the virus to our shores, his reckless disregard for the well-being of the American people has claimed more than 215,000 lives,” Harris said.

“This is the greatest failure of any American presidency.”

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To which I can only reply, oh BULL****, Queen Empress Kamala!

In the light of operative reality, much of which exists here in previous episodes of the Cape Charles Mirror such as “42 percent of all COVID deaths come from three states” on July 12, 2020 http://www.capecharlesmirror.com/news/4 ... ee-states/ and especially “Nursing Homes and residential care facilities account for substantial coronavirus deaths” on May 10, 2020 http://www.capecharlesmirror.com/news/n ... rus-death/ , which operative reality Queen Empress Kamala is obviously not in touch with, being a part of the lunatic fringe herself as well as a symbol of it, all that can be said of Queen Empress Kamala is that she is full of **** when she claims that Trump is personally responsible for the deaths of more than 215,000 people in America.

Democrat Andy Cuomo, the governor of New York, and his health commissioner Howie Zucker, known as “Doctor Death” here in America themselves own a goodly share of those deaths as their personal body count, which is certainly the greatest failure of any American governorship, which takes us to an Albany, New York Times Union article by Chris Churchill on Oct. 16, 2020 entitled “Churchill: Failings of Cuomo’s new book outweigh its charms – ‘American Crisis,’ released Tuesday, purports to offer leadership lessons but falls short on honesty,” where we were treated to the following with regard to COVID, to wit:

ALBANY — Since you are all good and earnest citizens, I know you’re making your way through “American Crisis,” the new book by Andrew Cuomo.

What page are you on?

Me, I’ve read all the …

What’s that?

You’re not reading it?

Oh.

Well, then I’ll tell you the memoir released Tuesday is a meandering, day-by-day account from the darkest days of New York’s battle with the coronavirus crisis.

The mythic hero of the book is … you can guess it … Andrew Cuomo!

By the governor’s telling, he’s the brave truth-teller who fought an inept president, reassured a fearful public, put partisan politics aside, tamed a novel virus and is now available to offer “leadership lessons.”

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And that is the horse**** Queen Empress Kamala was channeling at the recent Iowa State Democrats’ recent Liberty and Justice dinner with her undignified shrill shrieking that “(W)hile this president of course didn’t bring the virus to our shores, his reckless disregard for the well-being of the American people has claimed more than 215,000 lives.”

Getting back to Chris Churchill, we have:

The fatal flaw with “American Crisis,” though, is that Cuomo remains largely unwilling to admit policy mistakes, particularly those involving the coronavirus.

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And the fatal flaw of Queen Empress Kamala is that she too remains totally unwilling to admit those policy mistakes, because if she did, that would blunt her attacks on Trump, as if it were he who bears responsibility for Democrat Andy Cuomo’s flawed judgments as opposed to Democrat Andy Cuomo bearing that responsibility himself, because Democrats don’t talk smack about other Democrats; rather, they cover over for them and cast the blame elsewhere as Queen Empress Kamala is clearly doing here, which of course is dishonest, but hey, Queen Empress Kamala is a Democrat, so that is what we are stuck with in her case – shrill shrieking, hysteria-mongering and outright lies, which takes us back to Chris Churchill, as follows:

Or maybe the politician in Cuomo remains too arrogant or ambitious to acknowledge errors.

The most outrageous example is the book’s relatively short segment on nursing homes.

Of course, Cuomo has come under hot criticism, here and elsewhere, for a state order requiring that nursing homes admit COVID-19 patients.

It was an awful policy, and the governor would do well to admit it was flawed.

Instead, he uses “American Crisis” to duck responsibility and gaslight, claiming that the March 25 order wasn’t what it clearly was, that it didn’t do any actual harm and that only right-wing media cares.

It is all, to use a favorite Cuomo word, baloney.

In the book, Cuomo cites a discredited state report blaming employees for introducing the virus to nursing homes.

He suggests nursing homes didn’t actually take in COVID patients, though his own health department says more than 6,300 were transferred to them.

Worse, he uses a bogus number to falsely claim, once again, that New York ranks low in the percentage of overall deaths tied to nursing homes.

As many of you know, the state’s official nursing home tally of more than 6,600 fatalities is a significant undercount that excludes residents who ultimately died in hospitals.

Other states don’t count nursing home deaths that way, and, despite numerous requests and even a lawsuit, Cuomo has refused to release the honest number.

And you won’t find it in his book.

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So, what’s the bottom line here?

Simple, if you want the person one heartbeat away from the oval office to be somebody chock full of **** who can be depended on to lie to you as if you were stupid, get out and vote early and often for Queen Empress Kamala Harris, and your wish will be fulfilled!

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AP NEWS

"Pelosi unveils 25th Amendment bid, questions Trump's fitness"


By LISA MASCARO

October 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation Friday that would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove the president, insisting it’s not about President Donald Trump but inspired by the need for greater congressional oversight of his White House.

Pelosi has been raising questions about Trump’s mental fitness since his COVID-19 diagnosis and demanding more transparency about his health.

The bill would set up a commission to assess the president’s ability to lead the country and ensure a continuity of government.

It comes one year after Pelosi’s House launched impeachment proceedings against Trump.

“This is not about President Donald Trump — he will face the judgment of the voters,” Pelosi said at a press conference at the Capitol.

Just weeks before the Nov. 3 election, with no hopes of the bill becoming law, the rollout was quickly dismissed as a stunt by Trump’s team and top allies.

“It’s an absurd proposal,” said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Fox.

“Absolutely absurd,” said Senate Majority Leader McConnell during an appearance in

The president’s opponents have discussed invoking the 25th Amendment for some time, but are raising it now, so close to Election Day, as the campaigns are fast turning into a referendum on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pelosi said Trump needs to disclose more about his health after his COVID-19 diagnosis and when, exactly, he first contracted COVID as others in the White House have become infected.

More than 210,000 Americans have died and millions more have tested positive for the virus, which shows no signs of abating heading into what public health experts warn will be a difficult flu season and winter.

The legislation that would create a commission as outlined under the 25th Amendment, which was passed by Congress and ratified in 1967 as a way to ensure a continuity of power in the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

It says the vice president and a majority of principal officers of the executive departments “or of such other body as Congress” may by law provide a declaration to Congress that the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

At that point, the vice president would immediately assume the powers of acting president.

“Let Congress exert the power the Constitution gave us,” Pelosi said Friday standing before a poster of the amendment.


Pelosi was joined by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., a constitutional scholar, who has proposed similar bills in the past.

“In times of chaos we must hold fast to our Constitution,” he said Friday.

Raskin said the commission would be launched “only for the most extreme situations.”

But, as Congress showed by impeaching — and acquitting the president over the past year — the legislative branch is determined to exert itself at times as a check on the executive branch.

“Congress has a role to play,” Raskin said.

Trump says he “feels great” after being hospitalized and is back at work in the White House.

But his doctors have given mixed signals about his diagnosis and treatment.

Trump plans to resume campaigning soon.

Congress is not in legislative session, and so any serious consideration of the measure, let alone votes in the House or Senate, is unlikely.

But the bill serves as a political tool to stoke questions about Trump’s health as his own White House is hit by an outbreak infecting top aides, staff and visitors, including senators.

In a stunning admission, McConnell said Thursday that he had stopped going to the White House two months ago because he disagreed with its coronavirus protocols.

His last visit was Aug. 6.

“My impression was their approach to how to handle this was different from mine and what I insisted we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing,” McConnell said at a campaign stop in northern Kentucky for his own reelection.
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Associated Press writers Bruce Schreiner in Frankfort, Kentucky, and Aamer Madhani, Laurie Kellman and Padmananda Rama in Washington contributed to this report.

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Post by thelivyjr » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:40 p

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"To Destroy America - As its Marxist pedigree makes clear, Black Lives Matter is committed to overthrowing our entire system."


Mike Gonzalez

September 1, 2020

The protests that sprang up in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis seemed like spontaneous outpourings of grief and anger.

They weren’t entirely.

Though many who joined their ranks may have been moved by outrage at the images of Floyd’s death, those operating behind the scenes have prepared for this moment for a long time.


Indeed, the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organizations fueling this summer’s disturbances were trained by self-described Marxist revolutionaries who have long used the plight of black Americans as justification for overthrowing America’s constitutional order.

They frankly admit that such “organizing” is the key to their goal of world revolution.

Our political leaders owe it to themselves and to their fellow Americans to understand this blueprint before rhetorically embracing, let alone implementing, the radical changes that the protesters and rioters are demanding.

The goal of upending the American system is, moreover, also evident among the consultants now conducting “anti-racism training” within major corporations and foundations.

These facilitators of anti-white struggle sessions disdain the capitalist system and seek its replacement — and the mainstream media cheers them on.


In a July New York Times article on the BLM movement, Douglas McAdams, professor emeritus at Stanford, wrote: “It looks, for all the world, like these protests are achieving what very few do: setting in motion a period of significant, sustained, and widespread social, political change."

"We appear to be experiencing a social change tipping point — that is as rare in society as it is potentially consequential.”

But who initiated this demand for change?

After the initial protests following Floyd’s death, public outrage was channeled — by trained activists working from a playbook — into manifestations that often grew riotous.

The Black Lives Matters Global Network and Movement for Black Lives organizations have been the nerve center of the protests.

They have been laying the groundwork for years, carefully cultivating a network of groups that could organize protests when the moment came and amplify the message through social media.

Consider the BLM Global Network.

The three women who thought up the BLM name in 2013, and then added the hashtag, later founded the global network.

They remain in charge.

As the New York Times Magazine explained, “while much of the nation’s attention drifted away from Black Lives Matter, organizers and activists weren’t dormant.”

One of the three founders, Alicia Garza, said that “the movement’s first generation of organizers has been working steadily to become savvier and even more strategic over the past seven years, and have been joined by motivated younger leaders.”

As the Times report elaborates, “One of the reasons there have been protests in so many places in the United States is the backing of organizations like Black Lives Matter.


"While the group isn’t necessarily directing each protest, it provides materials, guidance and a framework for new activists.”

Deva Woodly, a professor at the New School, told a Times reporter that, “those activists are taking to social media to quickly share protest details to a wide audience."

". . . These figures would make the recent protests the largest movement in the country’s history.”

Melina Abdullah, of BLM’s Los Angeles chapter, told an interviewer that the demonstrations in that city had been strategically planned: “We built kind of an organizing strategy that said, build black community [to] disrupt white supremacy.”

Their targets, she said, were the neighborhoods where “white affluent folks” lived.


“That’s one of the reasons the marches and the protests were in Beverly Hills.”

A Los Angeles Times story emphasizes the central role that the BLM organization played, saying: “The unprecedented size and scope of recent rallies speaks to how Black Lives Matter has transformed from a small but passionate movement into a cultural and political phenomenon.”

Weeks after Floyd was killed, BLM members were “continuing to channel their outrage and grief over his killing into a sustained mass campaign for profound social change."

"The group has political sway that would have seemed unimaginable just a few months ago.”

In a 2015 interview, Patrice Cullors, another of the three founders, said that she and Garza were “trained Marxists.”

Abdullah, of the Los Angeles BLM chapter, was born a red-diaper baby — “Raised in the 70s, in the picket lines of Oakland, by activist parents,” as the interviewer put it.

Her paternal grandfather was Gunter Reimann, a member of the German Communist Party.

Garza cut her organizing teeth as director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), founded by Marxists Garth Ferguson, Patty Snitzler, Regina Douglas, Brian Russell, and Steve Williams.


To Williams we owe the concept of “transformative organizing,” which insists “that effective organizing for social change cannot simply be based on an apolitical and highly specific analysis of what is possible in the short term.”

Cullors trained for a decade as a radical organizer in the Labor/Community Strategy Center, established and run by Eric Mann, a former member of the Weather Underground, the 1960s radical faction identified by the FBI as a domestic terrorist group.

The “Weathermen” explained in their 1969 foundational statement that they were dedicated to “the destruction of U.S. imperialism and the achievement of classless world: world communism.”

The ties between the BLM Global Network and the Weathermen run deep.


National Review’s Andrew McCarthy revealed in a recent exposé that Weather Underground supporter Susan Rosenberg, whose 1984 sentence of 58 years in prison for possession “of 740 pounds of explosives, an Uzi submachine gun, an M-14 rifle, another rifle with a telescopic sight, a sawed-off shotgun, three 9-millimeter handguns in purses and boxes of ammunition” was commuted by President Bill Clinton, serves as vice chair of the board of directors of Thousand Currents — the radical, grantmaking institution that until July sponsored the BLM Global Network.

Rosenberg was also sought on federal charges that she aided the 1979 prison escape of Joanne Chesimard, a Communist now living in Cuba, and whom Cullors quotes approvingly in her book When They Call You a Terrorist.

(Since July, the Global Center has become “a project” of the Tides Center, another donor and supporter of the hard Left and its ideas).

Mann, who served 18 months in prison for assault and battery and disturbing the peace, remains committed to overthrowing the American system and achieving world revolution through organizing.

He calls his Strategy Center the “Harvard of Revolutionary graduate schools,” or “the University of Caracas Revolutionary Graduate School.”

The Center’s purpose, he told a seminar at the University of California, San Diego in 2008, is “to build an anti-racist, anti-imperialist, anti-fascist united front.”

Mann says that the Center must teach people to organize strategically because “people think they can join an organization, and go out, and change the most dictatorial country in the world by just showing up."

"We don’t think so."

"Organizing is a skill, is a vocation.”

During the Center’s “six-month, intensive training program,” classes offer a mix of theory — Mann’s wife teaches a class on “problems of imperialism, women’s studies, strategies and tactics” — with street activism, where students are held accountable.

“How many people did you organize?"

"How did it go?”

They also teach how to raise funds.

“If we’re going to build a revolution, you gotta ask people for money . . . the poor must pay for their own liberation, so we need to teach you to ask for money,” Mann told the students.

“I spend my time organizing mainly young people who want to be revolutionaries,” Mann said.

If you’re not in organizing, “your life is meaningless,” and you risk becoming a “bourgeois pig.”


The challenge for students, Mann told the class, was to ask themselves, “Am I making decisions to change the system?"

"Am I being tied to the masses?”

Universities serve as vital centers of recruitment and radicalization.

“The university,” Mann explained, “is the place where Mao Zedong was radicalized, where Lenin and Fidel were radicalized, where Che was radicalized."

"The concept of the radical middle class of the colonized people, or in my case the radical middle class of the privileged people, is a model of a certain type of revolutionary.”

The goal for students, he told his class, was to “Take this country away from the white settler state, take this country away from imperialism and have an anti-racist, anti-imperialist and anti-fascist revolution.”


In their 1969 declaration, You Don’t Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, John Jacobs, and other revolutionary leaders of the Weather Underground spoke of black people not so much as the reason for their push to destroy American society and institute world Communism, but as a means to achieve their goals.

American blacks were considered a colonized subject of the United States, along with the people of Vietnam and Bolivia — another victim of U.S. imperialism.

Their liberation was secondary to the general struggle; seeking black liberation for its own sake was just a form of bourgeois nationalism.

“No black self-determination could be won which would not result in a victory for the international revolution as a whole,” the document affirmed.

These are the ideological sources for what could be the largest radical movement in American history — one that could lead to real policy changes.

One component is street pressure, driven by the likes of Mann and Cullors.

Another takes place in plusher environments, such as Fortune 500 companies or the halls of Congress.


Consultants like White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo told 184 Democratic legislators in a conference call in June that their policies hurt black lives.

DiAngelo told The New York Times that “capitalism is so bound up with racism."

"… [it] is dependent on inequality, on an underclass."

"If the model is profit over everything, you’re not going to look at your policies to see what is most racially equitable.”

Up to now, the American system has resisted socialism by offering prosperity and opportunity.

Our politicians today need to understand what they’re facing from the BLM movement and what is at stake.

The “white settler state” of Eric Mann’s fevered mind is in reality the American constitutional order.

The imperialism that Mann, Rosenberg, DiAngelo, and others imagine is the American free-market system that has been the most successful weapon against poverty ever devised.

Political leaders of either party feeling pressured to adopt BLM policies or even just mouth the rhetoric should spend some time examining the movement’s intellectual sources — and its political goals.

Mike Gonzalez is the Angeles T. Arredondo senior fellow on E Pluribus Unum at The Heritage Foundation. He is the author of the new book The Plot to Change America: How Identity Politics is Dividing the Land of the Free.

City Journal is a publication of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI), a leading free-market think tank.

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Post by thelivyjr » Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:40 p

THE NEW YORK POST

"Kamala Harris blasted for praising BLM as ‘essential’ and ‘brilliant’ amid violence"


By Eileen AJ Connelly

September 26, 2020 | 3:30pm

Kamala Harris praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of Black Lives Matters protests, deeming them “necessary” in comments that led some on social media to slam her as “insane.”

“Nothing that we have achieved that has been about progress, in particular around civil rights, has come without a fight, and so I always am going to interpret these protests as an essential component of evolution in our country — as an essential component or mark of a real democracy,” the California senator said during an interview held as part of the NAACP’s national convention Friday, which was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Protests were “necessary,” the Democratic candidate for Vice President said, as “the people’s voices must be heard, and it is often the people who must speak to get their government to do what it is supposed to do, but may not do naturally unless the people speak loudly — and obviously peacefully.”


Harris also praised the “brilliance” and “impact” of Black Lives Matter, without criticizing the ongoing violence at rallies held in the organization’s name in cities across the country, nor the shooting of two police officers in Louisville.

“I actually believe that ‘Black Lives Matter’ has been the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system,” the former California Attorney General said.

Critics slammed her support for the group, whose co-founder described herself as a “trained Marxist” in 2015.

Many suggested she was supporting riots, violence and intimidation.

GOP operative Arthur Schwartz posted a clip of the interview video with the comment, “Unmoved by the violence in our streets and the brutal attacks on our police officers, Kamala Harris says the ‘protests’ are essential for our ‘evolution’ as a country.”

Others on Twitter slammed Harris as “insane,” and said she should ask the business owners whose shops have been destroyed if they “feel evolved.”

‘I’d like to publicly thank Kamala Harris for telling Americans that the protests (aka riots) need to continue … and hold her personally responsible for the violence and the medical bills … and yes, the deaths, too,” tweeted Christian author Daniel Bobinski.

“I lay this at the feet of Congressional Democrats,” he added.

Voters should remember her comments “when you see cities on fire and people attacked,” tweeted Robby Starbuck, a Cuban-American director and producer.

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Post by thelivyjr » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:40 p

THE CAPE CHARLES MIRROR October 26, 2020 at 7:09 pm

Paul Plante says:

Given that We, the American people, regardless of skin color, still have some time before the November presidential election to ponder whither will this nation go if Joseph “Corn Pop” Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, Queen Empress Kamala, gain the White House, this in light of the fact that Queen Empress Kamala is on the ballot because a Marxist-inspired racist movement bent on ending white supremacy in this country forever and disrupting our stable, law-abiding and caring nuclear families because Marxism demands it, we need to ask ourselves this very serious question, to wit: What are the ramifications and implications of putting someone into the office of vice president who is backed by a Marxist-inspired racist movement known as BLACK LIVES MATTER?

Should we be concerned about the position of Queen Empress Kamala with regard to disrupting our stable, law-abiding and caring nuclear families – where she stands on that, and does she plan on using the powers of her office through executive orders to make that BLACK LIVES MATTER goal happen under her administration?

As to BLACK LIVES MATTER, Alicia Garza, the BLACK LIVES MATTER founder who demanded that “Corn Pop” Biden make a woman of color his vice president, as if our government has now been divvied up into territories owned and controlled by race, so that the office of vice president now belongs to the Black folks, she is famously quoted as saying, “(T)he reality is that race in the United States operates on a spectrum from black to white.”

“Doesn’t mean that people who are in between don’t experience racism, but it means that the closer you are to white on that spectrum, the better off you are.”

“And the closer to black that you are on that spectrum, the worse off your are.”

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Which is ignorant, whiny horse****.

But what does Queen Empress Kamala have to say about it, given that on that spectrum, she is closer to Black than white, and so, because of that, she shouldn’t even be in politics, let alone a vice presidential candidate?

As to Patrice Cullors, another founder of BLACK LIVES MATTER, is quoted as saying “(T)he black radical agenda, which pushes us closer to freedom and the agenda to which I subscribe, calls for an eradication of white supremacy and an adoption of values and traditions endowed from the black experience.”

Does Queen Empress Kamala also subscribe to that same black radical agenda which calls for an eradication of white supremacy and an adoption of values and traditions endowed from the black experience?

Is that something we should perhaps know before election day, before it is too late, and not after?

Think about it, and here’s the thing – we can choose a better future.

So why shouldn’t we?

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