It’s Just A Flesh Wound

Pull down those walls.  I’m sure the roof will remain standing.  Do let’s continue the nostalgia for baby boomers challenging their parents, when baby boomers are now grandparents: June Whitfield interview: ‘Middle class is still a dirty word in TV’.

Fortunately those middle class values are just things that kill joys came up with to prevent the perfect non-patriarchal society from happening.   It’s not like It’s not just boys who need male role models.

And it’s not like teaching the kids to despise their own homeland will have a bad effect, so, let’s double down on that, because there are kind and sensitive “others” and their perfect cultures which will be better than our flawed land, the one that gave most people the most prosperous and freest lifestyle in history.

After all they should be fighting for the ideals of believers in far-away religions, ideals that are so much more likely to bring about paradise than our capitalist, middle class society.

And above all never mind if the evidence is on your side, don’t call a reporter a left wing liberal.  (Dirty and smelly is a personal opinion and I wasn’t there.)

Because they have no sense of humor, whatsoever.  You have a sense that there’s something good and decent and worth saving before you have a sense of humor, I guess.

Fortunately we have a sense of humor.  And a good idea of what works too. We’re not demanding paradise on Earth or happy forever more.  We’re just working towards a world where most people can live okay lives.  Because we know humans are fallible, we exempt no race or creed from decent human behavior.

It’s Wednesday morning in the last week of August 2014.  We have things to learn and a society to rebuild.  The wall-pullers have been at it a long time, and what can’t go on forever, won’t.

Learn, work, hold yourself responsible, and teach your children well.

Up and at ’em.

 

UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers and thank you to Glenn Reynolds for the link.

138 thoughts on “It’s Just A Flesh Wound

      1. When the Gurl was about 3 and just barely able to get out of bed by herself she would get up and start *singing* “Good Morning”. Usually about 20 minutes before I wanted to get up.

            1. We’re having an unusually mild summer in California this year. Don’t get me wrong – it’s still warm. It’s just that it ought to be a *lot* warmer right now than it currently is.

              1. *glances at the temp reading displayed on the corner of my monitor* It’s 21 degrees celcius right now; that would normally be our ‘early morning’ temp. It still drops down to 14-15 here (wind chill factor, I guess, helps that) but at least for a change we’re easing into season change. For now.

                Capricious weather after all…

              2. The last few mornings were actually quite pleasant, not too humid or too warm, when I went out for my walk. I hear we are going to get back to real southeastern August weather any day now.

                I took my father-in-law to exchange a pair of pants Tuesday afternoon. The clerk asked me whether had gotten hot outside. I thought a moment, ‘Not for August.’ She smiled as she finished the transaction and said, “Oh, you mean it is hot, just not very hot.”

          1. Good line. I had a boss who referred to coffee as “Liquid I.Q.”
            The stuff he made electrified my chair and gave me ADD.

    1. I used to play a priestess of the god of the dawn in a D&D game. I half-joked that it was easier to play a female character than a morning person.

      At work one of the supervisors joked that I was always in a bad mood before I had coffee. I explained that I wasn’t in a bad mood, I just couldn’t form syllables.

      1. My excuse is I pulled some muscles in my hip yesterday and I really did not feel like rolling out of bed and legging gravity attack me again today. A.T. Cat, however, had other plans for my morning.

  1. Get outside your coffee and hit the saddle! Half the morning’s gone and not a lick of work done yet.
    What’s that? You don’t know what your work is? If you don’t know, then do what’s facing you, then do the next task. The nice thing about Freedom is that there’s always something more to do – you won’t get bored either often or for long.

      1. For the moment morning is the only time where the weather is tolerable for getting in the walk my doctors prescribed.

      2. Just remember, these morning people need us stay-up-late folks to man the walls, tend the watchfires and keep the servers running overnight. They’re snoring away when those of us who do better later are just getting going.

        1. I’ve looked at morning from both sides now. Naturally I suspect I’m a night person. I used to stay up till four am. Best writing is after 9 pm. Then the kids entered school. For the sake of my sanity, I needed to have an hour before they woke up. So, I got up at five thirty to six.
          I’ve slowly been rotating back to my old self. I no longer conk out at nine, and I get up more around seven thirty. I suspect if the kids (ah!) are ever out, Dan and I will slowly rotate to night people, to where our neighbors will think we died, because we grocery shop at three in the morning and “get up” at two pm. (We used to do that when he was working at home and we were young.)

          1. I’m far more naturally on a nocturnal cycle than the standard diurnal one. Happy productivity until 3-4am seems perfectly reasonable and right. I even think sunrises are cool, right before bed.

            The army had other ideas, of course. As does a large chunk of my working life. But I do notice, regardless of when I fall out of bed, my peak productivity and creative energy falls on the nocturnal schedule.

            If I could just convince the rest of the world…

            1. If you lock a normal human being up in a room with no clocks and no windows, he will cycle with his own days. These can be as short as 18 hours and as long as 36, but the average — both the mean and median — is 25 hours.

              When I was unemployed, I came to the conclusion that if I could really sleep and wake as I pleased, I would live a 25 hour day even with windows and clocks.

              1. I haven’t clocked mine out quite so closely. Now I’m curious what the unfettered rhythm would be.

                1. Mine seems to be about 26 hours or so. Since I work nights I haven’t slept in the normal rhythm in decades, and when I can sleep seems to slide – I try to go to bed right after work, around six in the morning, but slowly that keeps getting later as I can’t fall asleep right when I try. Then at some point I am sleeping maybe between nine in the morning and three in the afternoon, which just does not work (especially during the winter since that is the only period when you have proper daylight here then). But since I can’t then fall asleep in the morning the only way to deal with that is to push the going to bed time forward, usually I do that in a few days, until I am going to bed around maybe eight in the evening, get about four to five hours of sleep before work and then I am again sleepy enough in the morning to go to bed right after work and can probably keep a schedule where I sleep maybe about six hours after work, and take a nap of an hour or two before work at least for a few weeks. That allows me to get other stuff done during the day and meet people who have normal work schedules during the evening too so it would be the best way to deal with working nights. Only I can’t keep it all the time, sooner or later it starts to slide again.

              2. I always thought it was cool that the length of day most people default to given no external reset inputs just happens to be the length of one day on Mars.

            2. I like to wake up at least an hour or two before my angora goats do. That way, I can have my coffee and do some reading before it is time to go out and move them to the right pasture and make sure their water is filled and cool and clean.

              Plus, since my husband joined the ranks of the unemployed, rising at an early hour gives me some valuable time to myself.

              I fall asleep around 9 pm – but often wake at 1:30 – and check on the house and the farm for an hour, then go back to sleep until 5:30 or so.

          2. I’m a morning creature purely because the if I want to get outside and do things, it has to be before sunrise or after sunset. If it’s 68 degrees at 0600 and 100 degrees at 2100 . . . *SIGH* morning it is.

  2. In fairness, the police chief did more than call names on FB but implied the reporter had a significant criminal history and was unethical as a lawyer when she just merely let her license lapse. To me that crosses a line.

    Otherwise, 100 percent right.

      1. Sarah, it’s from the Washington Times. They are the good guys.

        Sometimes police chiefs need to be kicked in the butt more than smelly liberal reporters even.

          1. I was raised around and by attorneys. I won’t say the only reason to drop your law license would be to avoid prosecution or because you couldn’t afford the liability insurance (which is pushed up by claims against you) but it is really the only reason I have ever seen. Correction, there are some that quit because they can’t stand it anymore, true. Earning the degree and passing the bar is a grueling task and not one you throw away without a lot of soul searching. But I notice the paper defended the credential part of the accusations: the law license and the arrest at a protest. Both of those increase your worth generally.
            Defending the other charges would just muddy the waters and bring attention to them. The paper probably feels it has readers that think dirty pot smoking hippies are a bad thing who would not take kindly to having one writing for their paper.

            But really, boohoo is the worst response in this situation. Any writer with cojones would push out a response of, “Don’t hide it sir, tell us how you really feel” or “Is this erudition and leadership the reason your office has such a high conviction rate in court to combat that rash of illegal left turns in a school zone?”

            1. Yes, I practiced law for a long time in Illinois. People do NOT give up their law licenses unless there are serious accusations against them. An attorney can retire and stop paying dues while maintaining his license, so there are zero reasons to ever give it up except under coercion.

          2. The term liberal has picked up some negative baggage from some people who were hiding behind it. Recently someone from that camp claimed to be a ‘good old-fashioned progressive’ in hopes of better market reception.

            1. “Liberal” once upon a time meant someone who believed in Christian values, free markets and the gold standard.

              Go figure. I’m a liberal. It’s kind of Orwellian what happened to the word.

              1. I recommend C. S. Lewis’s Studies In Words‘s chapter in liberal and other words about freedom. . . .

              2. Liberal government once meant smaller government and allowing more input from the governed.

                Now Liberal government means Super Nanny government with the governed told to shut up and “accept” the government’s so-called help.

  3. Sarah, is Herbert Stein “channelling” to you from his heavenly home?

    He taught his University of Virginia economics students that: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop,” by which he meant that if a trend (balance of payments deficits in his example) cannot go on forever, there is no need for action or a program to make it stop, much less to make it stop immediately; it will stop of its own accord.

    What happens after the “STOP”. If we can avoid despotism, keep our freedoms, we’ll pick up and go on, hopefully wiser. It makes me smile to think of all the politically corrrect university positions which will get pink slipsj.

    1. The thing is, when some situations run their natural course they end badly, with fire and storm and much pain and suffering. For example every attempt to impose true communism on a population of humans seems to ultimately result in a phenomenon laughingly referred to as “the killing fields.”
      As onerous a job as it often is, grabbing some situations by their throats and either strangling them to a well deserved death, or at least steering them away from the worst of their potential abuses is just something that needs be done.

  4. “Because they have no sense of humor, whatsoever. You have a sense that there’s something good and decent and worth saving before you have a sense of humor, I guess.”

    Apropos, did everyone already see this?

    http://ricochet.com/creating-oneness-progressive-comedy/
    (Even if he’s exaggerating for the sake of humor, this is still great.)
    https://enjoymentandcontemplation.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/politically-correct-humor/

    (From Mrs. Hoyt’s link above🙂
    “Mr. Yates had posted comments suggesting Miss Crump had an arrest record and that she was suspended from practicing law. He described the reporter as ‘pro-dope smoking,’ ‘smelly’ and ‘left-wing liberal,’ Reuters reported.

    “Miss Crump explained that she was arrested once as a college student at an anti-war protest . . . .”

    Too funny!

    I also notice she didn’t say anything one way or the other about the implication that she’s a pothead. (Knowing some of my classmates in law school, I find that if anything even more believable than the other charges…)

  5. Regarding the third linked article, on a new College AP curriculum, Sarah knows my opinion on this, the following was written yesterday when a mutual friend shared the article with us.

    a “balanced” guide that merely helps to streamline the AP U.S. history course while enhancing teacher flexibility

    Flexibility my arse. Balance? Bull.

    These people are self-loathing, and they want the rest of us to be likewise. They point with pride at having people who advocate for our elimination contribute to the formation of our high school history curriculum? They are idiots and I doubt they are even aware of the extent to which they are being used.

    The worst is that if they get their way even home education may not entirely answer. We are looking at a system where the right attitudes must be displayed in historical interpretation to enter college. Those who need the certification of institutions of higher learning to pursue their desired field of work will have to be able to provide at least an appearance of holding the proper views to gain access, even if that degree is pure science. (I recall evidence that application of a correctness measure has already intruded into the language/writing sections of entrance tests.)

    1. I’ve started working through the AP history guidelines for next year. Blargh. What ever happened to chronology, for Pete’s sake? The bit about having to have your curriculum ready by January 2015 was really cute too. (Sure, five, six months to gut and rework, find new textbooks and readings, and all this while you’re supposed to be teaching full time. What could possibly go wrong?)

      1. This is where having a union can make life easier for teachers:

        Teachers sue to keep lesson plans away from higher-ups
        http://nypost.com/2014/08/22/teachers-sue-to-keep-lesson-plans-away-from-higher-ups/
        By Julia Marsh and Aaron Short
        August 22, 2014 | 12:44am
        Public-school teachers are suing the city to keep control of their lesson plans away from supervisors — a move that scored an “F” from reformers.

        The United Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday asking a judge to confirm a little-noticed May arbitrator’s decision declaring that teachers — not principals — are in charge of deciding what goes into lesson plans.

        But reformers fear that if the union wins the suit, it could have a devastating effect on students.

        “It’s outrageous that teachers believe they don’t need to share their lesson plans with the principal beforehand,” said Mona Davids, president of the New York City Parents Union, who plans to oppose the suit. “How is a principal supposed to ensure students are receiving a high-quality education?”

        The union is taking the extra legal step to strengthen its hand on the issue. Even if teachers have control now, a judge’s decision would be stronger than an arbitrator’s under a challenge.
        [SNIP]
        The UFT didn’t even want principals to be able to collect lesson plans, but arbitrator Deborah Gaines, in a May 16 ruling, denied the union’s request.

        During the arbitration hearing, a Department of Education representative noted that the union defended a teacher who “merely strung together a list of song titles” and called that a lesson plan.
        [SNIP]
        Mulgrew defended the union’s case to The Post. He said in a statement that teacher control over lesson plans “helps to reduce the amount of paperwork ­required of teachers.”

        1. I could interpret that in different ways, but I think teachers may be getting very tired of people who are NOT teachers but ‘specialists’ telling them how to teach.

          I’m being kind and optimistic here though. (I’m sleepy and am contemplating a nap. Ah, the aging…)

          1. Agreed. I’d probably be more concerned about the union’s actions… if it weren’t for things like Common Core.

            1. Even regards common core I’m not so eager to lump all teachers into banner-waving proponents of that mess. But yeah, sadly that same mess makes one doubt the care of the organization as opposed to individual or even small groups of teachers.

              The other half of this is potentially even more removing of what little checks and balances there are in education.

            1. A couple of decades ago there was a sizable body of evidence that the most effective schools were those with a strong, dedicated principal committed to a well-defined educational mission. In the private sector this is a principle commonly known as “good management.”

              I don’t know why there has been so little support for implementing this research … unless there are active interests who stand to lose power in such situations.

              Nyahh, that couldn’t be it.

            2. The thing is, with the AP guidelines, until this year they sent out a list of topics to be covered, and of textbooks that included the material. No special directives on how to present things, and you were not limited (except that you needed to cover the stuff on the test). Now the guidelines are 95 pages of directives, sequence of topics (not chronological history), key words and methodologies, pedagogic goals for group learning, and some historical events and names. This is supposed to be comparable to US History 101 and 102 at Ye Basic College, and it’s not.

              The short notice for pretty much creating a new course from scratch while teaching the old course also frosts me. When I got a US history course dropped on my head at Flat State, I had a month to prepare with nothing else going on (aside from Christmas). And the department just asked for my syllabus (because it had to be on file for legal reasons), not all of my lesson plans, lecture outlines, quizzes, et cetera.

      2. There will inevitably be a reaction to this PC nonsense.
        Do remember that Zinn’s crap was basically marketed as debunking the previous generations mythology.
        This will be especially fun when the higher education bubble pops.

  6. From the last article cited, the opening:

    More than 1,400 children were sexually abused over a 16 year period by gangs of paedophiles after police and council bosses turned a blind eye for fear of being labelled racist, a damning report has concluded.

    What can be said? Horrid. Disgusting. Intolerable.

      1. I bet that some of those children were members of minority groups. So the officials could equally have been suffering from racist motives in ignoring the children’s plight.

        They should have known better than to ignore the situation. Yes they could have been called racist because the gangs were Asian. So now, instead, they have aided and abetted horrific child abuse. Is that going to look better in the press? (And dear G-d, just one person is resigning …)

        Disgusting.

        1. Apparently that would be a losing bet. The girls were white, which suggests the exploitation was racially motivated — else the victims would be distributed according to the demographic make-up of the communities in which they occurred.

          From Allison Pearson in the London Telegraph:
          [SNIP]
          Men of Pakistani heritage treated white girls like toilet paper. They picked children up from schools and care homes and trafficked them across northern cities for other men to join in the fun. They doused a 15-year-old in petrol and threatened to set her alight should she dare to report them. They menaced entire families and made young girls watch as they raped other children.

          [SNIP]

          The living dolls of Rotherham were bent and twisted to their masters’ will. There was no escape. As the sterling Professor Jay observes, South Yorkshire Police “regarded many child victims with contempt”.

          One 11-year-old known as Child H told police that she and another girl had been sexually assaulted by grown men. Nothing was done. When she was 12, Child H was found in the back of a taxi with a man who had indecent pictures of her on his phone. Despite the full co-operation of her father, who insisted his daughter was being abused, police failed to act. Four months later, Child H was found in a house alone with a group of Pakistani men. What did the police do? They arrested the child for being drunk and disorderly and ignored her abusers.

          [SNIP]

          Equally horrifying is the suggestion that certain Pakistani councillors asked social workers to reveal the addresses of the shelters where some of the abused girls were hiding. The former deputy leader of the council, Jahangir Akhtar, is accused of “ignoring a politically inconvenient truth” by insisting there was not a deep-rooted problem of Pakistani-heritage perpetrators targeting young white girls. The inquiry was told that influential Pakistani councillors acted as “barriers to communication” on grooming issues.

          Front-line youth workers who submitted reports in 2002, 2003 and 2006 expressing their alarm at the scale of the child sex-offending say the town hall told them to keep quiet about the ethnicity of the perpetrators in the interests of “community cohesion”.

          [SNIP]

          It’s impossible not to share that incredulous fury. Powerless white working-class girls were caught between a hateful, imported culture of vicious misogyny on the one hand, and on the other a culture of chauvinism among the police, who regarded them as worthless slags. Officials trained up in diversity and political correctness failed to acknowledge what was effectively white slavery on their doorstep. Much too embarrassing to concede that it wasn’t white people who were committing racist hate crimes in this instance.

          The whole thing is like a real-life episode of Prime Suspect, in which councillors, the police and child-protection staff collude to give a bunch of sadistic thugs licence to pimp a town’s most vulnerable children. As they say in Yorkshire: “They want shooting, the lot of them.”

          [SNIP]

          The Rotherham scandal seems temporarily to have silenced those who insist, every time a child-grooming case is exposed, that most paedophiles are white. Indeed they are; but the Rotherham abusers were not paedophiles. They were men of Pakistani heritage slaking their lust on young girls they regarded as white trash because they knew they could get away with it. It grieves me to say they were right. Like South Yorkshire Police, they treated 1,400 defenceless children “with contempt”.

          On Channel 4 News on Tuesday, Javed Khan, the chief executive of Barnardo’s, refused to give a straight answer to a question about the part that “ethnicity” played in the abuse of girls in Rotherham. As the presenter Jackie Long persisted, Mr Khan insisted that we should not be focusing on the identity of the perpetrators because it “distracted attention” from the children who were their victims.

          On the contrary. It is of the utmost importance that wider society wakes up to the fact that there is what the inquiry found to be a “deep-rooted problem of Pakistani-heritage perpetrators targeting young white girls”.
          http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11059138/Rotherham-In-the-face-of-such-evil-who-is-the-racist-now.html

          1. There is something about the British – they have been tolerating a lot of corrupt and incompetent police in their country for quite a long time with very little fuss.

            I’d be carrying pitchforks and torches to the police station that conducted itself like that in my town.

      2. I think we should respect their culture. If they accept paedophilia, who are we to judge… OK, I’m going to go vomit than take a shower in bleach. Sadly, I wouldn’t be surprised that there are people out there who would say something like this.

          1. Feel like channeling Sir Charles James Napier?

            😛

            “Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”

            1. Seems reasonable to me. “You do your bit, we’ll do ours.”

              The long-term consequences would be — telling.

            2. I feel more like channeling the men in the movie “Michael Collins” who found the list of the names and addresses of the Black and Tans in the waste basket.

    1. And by dragging their feet over investigating and prosecuting — let alone even coming out and admitting that the perpetrators of the rape rings were ethnic Pakistanis — the Brits are allowing their communities to be even more Third World.

      It’s akin in some ways to the American news media who drag their feet over admitting that the perpetrators of some ghastly robbery-assault-rape-murder are black. It’s almost as if they don’t want people to know, and to know how widespread such incidents are. Almost as if they are afraid that the general public will be upset by knowing this.

    2. I suspect fear of shootings, bombings, and beheadings played more than fear of being called raaaaacist.

      The latter only ends your working life.

    3. The “asians” were of course Moslems. And the town Council in Rotherham is super left, and had removed foster children from a home that voted UKIP. To echo the comments of many Brits, this means war, and war against these elected traitors.

      1. “War”? Yeah, I kinda doubt it. I’ll be impressed as all get out if the Brits actually take action to reverse their societal decay, but I’m afraid the rot is too far advanced. They’ve come to accept the Welfare State as a law of nature, and they’re too dependents on it, and the politicians who maintain it, to do anything to re-take their country. And those politicians are the same ones who are forcing multiculturalism down the British throat:-(.

        1. It was with great relish that I wrote some stories where the British Army, and some of the uncorrupted police, finally put an end to a bunch of Islamists who had been working with aliens to set up a beach head for an invasion. Not sure I can sell the stories outside the US because of various laws, but they were satisfying to write.

  7. Once upon a time having pissed of the chief of police or judge or DA or business owner was the freakin’ credentials of a reporter. It meant you were doing it right.
    Is this proof that this reporter is a wimp, or is it tacit admission by the progs that the wonderful utopia they are building is stripping away constitutional protections from even the traditionally most protected classes?

    1. That’s a good point. Once upon a time instead of complaining, an government office who acting like this chief would be mocked unmercifully in the press until he cried uncle.

      Of course, since the press no longer has a monopoly on information that doesn’t work as well anymore.

      We don’t know what the underlying reason for the Chief being upset was ii.e. did the reporter actually find problems with the department or was she just a screwup getting facts wrong and demeaning his guys because she was too stupid to see their side.

      I wouldn’t bet one way or the other without knowing more.

      1. Oh, heavens no. Public officials have been laying eggs like this since warrants were punched into clay with a reed stylus. The game used to be to get officials to show what dumb, clueless, reactionary hicks they are and, if they aren’t the editor’s party or the editor’s next candidate, show how unsuited they or the people that appointed them were for re-election to public office. The people in power then roll out their own paper and the grand jury and whatever else to counteract the slurs
        It sells papers, it causes real discussion, it churns the governments and can cause reforms. I am amazed that the paper didn’t push it, the reporter quit with a case of “this meanness is out of my league” attitude and the Chief resigned. Wimpy reporters are understandable, but was the City administrator afraid the coverage would make them look bad, or were they all afraid of affecting the ratings for the Kardashians?

    2. Oh, they’re still quite willing to piss off the chief of police or judge or DA or (big) business owner. When it comes to an otherwise anonymous migrant, though…

        1. You should start pointing this out and screaming about what kind of racist haters they are. 😉

        2. Except that you’re no longer anonymous! Everyone knows that you’re the International Lord of Hate’s right-hand woman!

          😛

  8. When a sixty year old says “stick it to the man” and young brainless children echo it, I roll my eyes. They already stuck it to the “man,” which is why we are where we are.

    1. If it weren’t so tragic, we now have people who are still advocating ‘stick it to the man’ and are entering the ranks of retirement.

      That man they detest allowed them to remain adolescent their whole lives.

      Wait a minute … maybe we ought to ‘stick it to the man.’ 😉

      1. See, the thing is, the boomers don’t think things through. In a few years, they will represent this enormous annual expenditure in Social Security and Medicare benefits, which were agreed to by politicians long dead. The very kids they are teaching to “Question Authority” and “Stick it to The Man” will be the ones in charge of the political process.

        If they truly embraced what they’d been taught, why should those kids honor the promises made bey long dead white men to pay all their money to the boomers who are no longer societally productive? It seems to me “Sticking it to The Man” could easily look like “Slashing Social Security” in order to fund things for younger folks instead.

        So ye sow…

  9. Interesting comment buried deep in the college board article:
    “The answer is that “immigration” implies a specific and permanent national destination, whereas “migration” is simply about the movement of people across borders, without any reference to adopting a national identity.”
    The conclusions the author draws from it are bogus, but the point is valid. For reasons ranging from cultural to economic to political the current situation we find ourselves in regarding the influx of Mexican, Central, and South American visitors is in great part due to this fact. They are not here to put down roots and become a part of our nation. They’re here for the goodies. Of course everyone is to an extent, but they fully intend to either take their gains back home or worst turn where they now reside into a mirror image of that home. There is no intention or effort made to fit in to the current prevalent culture.

    1. Wouldn’t matter anyway…inviting low IQ illegals to take low level jobs, which are becoming increasingly scarce, from American citizens can only be described as treason. The fact that they are taking enormous amounts of welfare makes it folly as well…

    2. Yep – the word “immigrant” really is the wrong word for our drive-through-and-collect-the-benefits visitors. I’m thinking “looters” is a better fit.

  10. I love how the British refer to Muslims as ‘Asians’ and ‘Asian Gang Members’. They’re afraid to identify them, even when they’re committing horrendous crimes. They’re already living in fear, and their leftists did what our democrats are doing to us now: completely unregulated immigration. So what you see in Britain is what Democrats want here in the US.

    1. Of course, when you think about it, calling someone “Asian” is silly. It’s like saying someone looks “North American”.

        1. I meant in general. Continents cover a lot of territory. And between Britain and North America there’s a huge variation in how the word “Asian” is applied.

          I like Iowahawk’s reply: “UK media reporting 1400 girls raped by “Asian men.” Be on the lookout for George Takei, I guess.”

        2. I think it started as “East Asian” and became shortened with use, but it’s very much standard usage in the Brit papers for a long time.

          1. Err, West Asian for these folks, and East Asian for the parts of the Ex-Empire that the US considers as “Asian”.

            1. I understand that in the UK it’s still OK to use the term “Oriental” without incurring the wrath of PC NewSpeak freaks to refer to “East Asians”.

    2. Part of it is wrapped up in the old British Empire. For the Empire, the important parts of Asia were focused on modern-day India and Pakistan.

      It still drives me nuts, though. No one would ever mistake these people for, say, Indonesians (who are also from a predominantly Islamic country). And given that the perpetrators are from a *specific* country, as opposed to a region, their country of origin really ought to be identified.

      1. And given that the perpetrators are from a *specific* country, as opposed to a region, their country of origin really ought to be identified.

        Which would, of course, be racists. Somehow.

  11. The problem with ‘flesh wounds’ is that as one accumulates more and more of them, each one leaves behind a certain amount of scar tissue as it heals. As the scar tissue accumulates, it becomes more and more difficult, and more and more painful, to move that part of the body. One’s flexibility and ability to respond to stimuli become more and more impaired. Eventually it hurts too much to do so, and that limb, or organ, or whatever, is allowed to fall into disuse.

    That’s equally true when applied to our mental processes. I spoke of a similar situation last night when analyzing police responses to the public in the context of the Ferguson, MO situation – see:

    http://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2014/08/more-on-ferguson-and-on-police-attitudes.html

    Police have developed the same layer upon layer of scar tissue, and it’s warped and twisted their response to the public until, in the eyes of many of them, we’re all at least potentially felons. Courtesy and professionalism are abandoned in favor of authoritarianism, suspicion and paranoia.

    How guilty are we of the same sins in relation to those with a different world view? I suspect I am from time to time. I still believe firmly in the principles by which I live, but I need to be more flexible, less abrasive, when dealing with others who don’t share them. Even though I believe they’re wrong, that doesn’t mean I automatically have to be rude or mean to them. As for the fact that they’re mean to me first, in many cases . . . I guess that’s what the Golden Rule is all about.

    Just my $0.02 worth.

    1. To those of us living in Los Angeles County, the ‘potential felons’ problem is exacerbated by anyone who depends on the LASD for law enforcement. New LASD deputies are *required* to do (iirc) 2 years working in the county jail before they are allowed to work on the streets.So, after two years of every contact they have with the public begin criminals, the attitude of everyone else being criminals carries onto the street.

        1. Most sheriff’s departments in this country (as county sheriff’s usually have administration of county jail facilities)

      1. On the other hand, there are things about the criminal subculture that you cannot learn from training films.

  12. For the record:
    “And it’s not like teaching the kids to despise their own homeland will have a bad effect, so, let’s double down on that, because there are kind and sensitive “others” and **their perfect cultures which will be better than our flawed land, the one that gave most people the most prosperous and freest lifestyle in history.”** [emphasis mine]

    And that’s why ours is so flawed. We went and ruined the hierarchy, we allowed people to be empowered and equal, instead of properly subservient to the blessed Correct People who have GoodThink. If only we would allow ourselves to return to that dustbin of history and fish out of the ash heap the incredible, neglected values so kindly given us by benevolent kings, dictators and rulers; if only we would return to faith in Divine Right of Rule, and bow before our intellectual and social superiors. Then, maybe then, we could be a worthy nation once more, subservient to our betters.

    1. OK, it took me nearly half of the response part of that comment to be sure you were expressing sarcasm. Too close to what you can truly find out there.

      1. Yup. It’s hard to be sarcastic when you’re actually mimicking some dolt’s true beliefs.

  13. This may not be the place but :

    Ladies and gentlemen, I need a favor. I know that many of you are Christian and other firmly held faiths. I ask for prayers and intercessions.
    A young lady who is claimed by my sister as a daughter. Not of the blood but as good as. Has had a baby die in the womb. Cause unknown, at a gestational age of 23 weeks. She carried for an additional 3 weeks before this was discovered. She delivered this morning.
    I ask that all persons of faith here pray for her and her husband. This is the second child they’ve lost. Please ask your Gods to accept the child and to grant the grieving parents peace.

    Thank you,
    Jefferson Alexander Selvy

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