The Capitol Attack-Some Short Notes

It is still hard to process all the events of last week’s attack on the US Capitol, the very seat of our government, and on the lawmakers who were meeting and were forced to flee.

The bigger picture issues are still yet to be addressed, and our leaders will need unbelievable wisdom to sort those out. There are several actions that are coming to light that would be of tremendous significance in normal times, but these are not normal times. Nevertheless, they are worth noting, especially since they involve public servants, who receive our tax dollars, which were involved in the attacks on our government.

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Storming the US Capitol and Threatening Congresspeople?!

The events of two days ago were so stunning that, frankly, Thinking Man hasn’t been able to wrap his mind completely around it. Who would have ever imagined that here, in the United States, we would ever see a scene like this picture where Capitol police are literally barricading the doors of the House of Representatives to try to prevent rioters from entering the chamber.

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Lawmaker Dies, Liberal Journalists Celebrate

It’s no surprise to anyone that our political environment has become very partisan and very polarized. The days of someone like Ronald Reagan, who could be friends with political opponents and even compromise to get things done, seem a thing of the past.

But it is appalling when we find people who hope for harm or hurt to the people they disagree with, or who celebrate the death of another human simply because they didn’t like their opinions. Are we really not better than this?!

Such was the case when Luke Letlow, a Congressman from Louisiana, who died earlier this week from complications of covid-19 and left behind a family that included two small children. The link below is to an article that talks about the reaction of certain journalists from ‘The Daily Beast’ and ‘Vox’, who clearly are consumed by hate for anyone that disagrees. And it speaks to their employers that they allow this vitriol.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/12/journalists-behavior-over-luke-letlows-passing-is-abhorrent-and-telling/

Biden Is Right, His Supporters Are Wrong

When projections showed that Joe Biden would be the President-elect when the Electoral College votes next month, he spoke about his vision for the country.  In his remarks, Biden took the high road, the correct road for a leader, and said that he wanted to reach out and also represent people who may not have voted for him. He said he wanted to put away the partisanship and to move the country forward, and that we needed to put away the bitterness and name calling.

He is right. We can’t work to help the country we love if we view those that disagree with us as evil. We can’t hate half the country and at the same time think we, along can make it better. It’s pretty simple, yet seemingly very hard to do these days.

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Liberals for Segregation

You thought the battle over segregation was fought and won decades ago?  Apparently not.

The King County, WA (Seattle) has been holding employee ‘listening sessions’ to discuss racial equality. However, it seems that their view of ‘equal’ also means ‘separate but equal’ training. The library system hired consultants to run the sessions, which were held in racially segregated sessions.

The King County library in Washington State have been holding "separate but equal" training sessions for their employees, all in the name of social justice.

The consultants discovered widespread “institutional racism” in the library system but it’s unsure exactly what that means because, according to some participants, if employees reported “not experiencing or witnessing racism while working at KCLS” they were told they were likely suffering from the false consciousness of “internalized racism.”  In other words, they had experienced it but they just weren’t smart enough to know it.

The Devaluing Of America

Far left media outlet Yahoo News invited Aurora Snow to pen a column on her opinion of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be the next justice on the Supreme Court

The choice itself is revealing. Aurora Snow, born Rebecca Claire Kensington, is a porn actress and director. In asking her to write on the topic, they obviously felt that was an important constituency to hear from and perspective to share.

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News Of The Weird, Out West

Pimps and communists: if you made this up people would say it was too bizarre.

Seattle Hires A Pimp

A former pimp, who was one of the subjects of a documentary “American Pimp”, has been hired by the city of Seattle to advise it on developing ‘alternatives to policing’.

Andre Thornton is being paid $150,000 to work as a ‘street czar’ to help the city with its problems with police and crime.

Also a self-described genius, when asked about his new job Thornton said, “Black people as a whole have not been in a place to be compensated for their genius or their work for a very, very long time.”

Antifa Candidate Ahead In Portland Polls

Ted Wheeler is the Mayor of Portland and is running for re-election in November.

A recent poll shows that a self-proclaimed Antifa, communist candidate is leading in the race for Portland’s mayor.  Wheeler was the top vote getter in the earlier primary but has been criticized for the way he has handled the rioting that shook Portland for over 100 straight nights this summer.

Sarah Innarone, who has proclaimed “I am Antifa”, is leading in the latest poll conducted by DHM research by over 10%. Innarone has been known to wear a skirt with pictures of Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Che Guevara to campaign events.

Just when you think things can’t get more radical or out of control in Portland, it seems that could be wrong.

Don’t Be An ‘Anti-Racist’

New buzz words or movements often spring up in the political world:  ‘politically correct’ is now ‘woke’, for example, and in the fight against racism, some are trying to promote a new ‘approach’ and so we have a new preferred term. Anti-racism, also known among proponents as ‘critical race or social justice theory’, is the latest.  

But when you have ‘anti-racists’ and white supremacists agree, you know that there is something unsavory going on.

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Surely We Are Better Than This, Aren’t We?

In January 2019, two political scientists, Dr. Nathan Kilmae from LSU and Dr. Lilliana Mason of the Univ. of Maryland, published a study they had done on attitudes toward politics in the US, highlighted by attitudes that people have toward those that have different political views than they have themselves. The responses were disturbing and maybe even more so a year and a half later.

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