How to know if you are racist.

I have previously defined racism as: Part 1, Racial Animosity (i.e. hating someone for the color of their skin) and Part 2, Racial Vainglory (i.e. claiming your skin color makes you superior). The charge of racism has become the default “tar baby” (oops) of the age, from the slavering maws of the corporate media, Democrats, race and grievance hustlers (every time I see a picture of icon of this hustle, he more closely resembles a concentration camp survivor), college crybabies, leftists of every and any stripe, Antifa ne’er do wells sallying forth from mom’s basement to throw concrete milkshakes while hiding behind masks….well, you get the idea. If you wonder, “is it I, Lord?” here’s a test. I am writing this for a Christian conservative.

  1. a. I would rather my daughter marry someone of our race no matter what God he worships; b. I would rather my daughter marry someone who worships the same God we do, even if he’s a different race, than someone of the same race who worships a different God/no God.
  2. a. I would only vote for a person of my race, regardless of their policies; b. I vote on the basis of policies rather than race.
  3. a. I would rather see 9 liberal justices of my race on the Supreme Court; b. I would rather see 9 conservative justices on the Supreme Court regardless of race.
  4. a. If I owned a company, I would give hiring preference to my own race; b. I would hire on the basis of ability, regardless of race.

The true racist is unlikely to even recognize that all the “a” responses indicate racial animosity and racial vainglory combined, because their worldview is “of course I would.” All the “b” responses are what I call “race-irrelevant.” I don’t use the term “colorblind” because we see skin color and sex immediately. Denying this is so makes you a liar.

Also notice I never specified which race I am, nor which race the questions are intended for. Any race can be racist. Racism is simply “race first, last and always.” I now want to address the person who charges “racist!” based on words rather than actions, or who applies that term to groups, or who makes such charges without having asked the accused what they believe. you are the racist.

Get over yourself….or not. I don’t care.

Yesterday there was a “police-involved” “hate incident.” Where? The key is police involved. It must be Europe, and indeed it was in the most liberal and diverse city in Europe, London. A man rocking full rainbow 🌈 gear, was called out by a woman rocking a full niqab, that’s a hijab 🧕 that covers the whole body, in black, natch. “Shame on you, God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” I have the following objections to what she said: my name is Steve, and she took my name in vain by equating Steve with the “wife” of Adam; it was not original; she never asked him if his name was Adam, nor whether his lover was Steve. Apart from those three, I couldn’t care less. She continued, “shame on all of you, you despicable people, you shameless people.” His comeback was more original, taking the high road, “we still love you, you will not shame me.”

Of course, this being London, her being anonymous, him being known, her being Muslim, his response was probably prudent given he could have been in the crosshairs of a sniper. Did I mention this was London? Of course, the Brit politicians had to jump in to declare, “such hatred isn’t acceptable anywhere let alone in our hometown.” Actually, it’s acceptable everywhere in Muslim dominant countries, so save your ignorant yapping. The Metropolitan police were investigating. Since rainbow warriors and Muslims are both intersectionality protected groups, the police are probably looking for a way to denounce both sets of comments as hate, because if the gay guy gets exonerated, then the niqab girl is guilty of hate, which is a riot in the making. The worst thing about the whole shebang is that the police will be spending more time investigating this incident than real crimes.

If I have offended the following constituencies with this post so far–Europe, London, Muslims, homos, metropolitan police, or anyone who simply choose to take up offense for any of the foregoing–good, that’s my intent. Hopefully, the title of my post gave it away. Call me islamophobic, homophobic, racist (de rigeur), europhobic, Londonphobic, niqabophobic, or just plain asshole, I collect insults, chew on them, swallow them, and shit them out…preferably on someone on the ground groveling an proforma apology for having offended someone else.

Am I just a bit out of touch with the cultural zeitgeist of North America and Europe. Yes, I hope so. This is how I write, but in person I am polite, considerate and more often than not, kind. I don’t insult people, nor start fights, nor line jump. This morning I was in a huge single lane traffic mess on I-5 near Vacaville, California, and when I saw the sign “right lane closed ahead”, I immediately got in the left lane while uncountable cars and trucks zoomed by on the right, trying to get as far ahead as possible, thus being more responsible for the slowdown than the lane closure itself. I am not one of those, are you? Erica Thomas, a fat ugly legislator from Georgia recently got in the “10 items or less” checkout lane at a grocery store with an almost full cart, and when a Cuban man behind opined that she was in the wrong lane, she went ballistic on him, yelling that he should go back where he came from, then lying, accused him of saying that to her! I am not that type, are you? Isn’t she the kind to be quick to take offense?

In fact, I firmly believe that those who get most quickly and easily offended are the very ones most likely to jump lines, lanes, lie about others and generally be piss-pots. Why am I so critical of hyper get-offenders? The case of “Jessica Yaniv” is the evolution of “getting offended-as-hate-crime.” Jim Goad sums up: Jonathan is his birth name, and as far as I’m aware it’s still his legal name, although he insists on being called “Jessica.” He also insists that he’s a woman, despite the fact that he still has a penis, testicles, and a deep voice. By his own admission, he has not undergone any sex-organ modification surgery…yet. To my knowledge, he only started calling himself a woman within the past few years, although he’s been fixated on very young girls and their tampons since at least 2013. Yaniv sought to have publication of his name banned when he made international headlines after filing 16 human-rights complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal alleging that 16 estheticians were guilty of transphobic discrimination because they refused to wax his balls. 

Because of the way this “Human Rights Tribunal” is configured, the legal complaints cost Yaniv nothing, but each of the 16 women he targeted were required to shell out around $20-$30K to retain a lawyer to defend them or else pay a penalty of around $35K—assuming there were any lawyers willing to defend them way up yonder in Canada, where accusations of “transphobia” are a modern scarlet letter.

I admonish you to view this YouTube video of a reporter trying to interview Yaniv at the Tribunal. I think you will agree, the best solution for Yaniv and his mother is euthanasia. It’s too late in Canada to suggest getting over himself.

From Summer of Love to Winter of Fascism

When I mustered out of the army at Oakland after returning from Vietnam in 1970, the counterculture scene was San Francisco, which leaped into the hippie imagination and the conservative nightmares after the so-called 1967 Summer of Love: Haight Ashbury neighborhood, dope-in, Scott MacKenzie-Flowers in your hair, Mamas and Papas, California Dreamin, rock impresario Bill Graham and the Fillmore Ballroom, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane. Yeah, acid rock, marijuana wasn’t legal but that’s what made it counterculture. Except for AIDS, that counterculture scene was almost benign compared to the same place today. The flower children grew up, got into the educational and political establishments, gained power, became officially Democrats, and were finally in position to implement their ideas for a utopian society, a beacon of kindness, tolerance, compassion, piles of discarded needles and drug paraphernalia, of human shit and unrestrained garbage everywhere that’s walkable. Where high tech reigns, by making apps for your phone to navigate shit and needles. The Winter of Fascism is regulating everything that shouldn’t be and nothing that should be.

High tax rates, profitable business leaving the state, tech billionaires making sure to keep their own enclaves white, outlawing plastic bags, clove cigarettes, Coke and bottled-water machines, people playing stickball in the street, people playing chess in the street, pet stores, goldfish, masked balls, and the practice of letting your dog stick his head halfway out the window while you’re driving. Long ago they banned toys being given away with Happy Meals at McDonald’s. There are several states that have been under sanction by San Francisco at various times, with city employees forbidden from traveling on official business to Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Texas.

It’s illegal to ride a Segway in San Francisco, to package food with Styrofoam, to declaw a cat, or to serve chocolate milk in schools. No one in government is allowed to make any contract with any company that uses tropical hardwood and no school is allowed to offer Junior ROTC. Don’t give your 5-year-old a slingshot for his birthday, because that’s an illegal weapon. In the City Council chambers, they sit around debating the effects of Juul electronic cigarettes. Juul is a San Francisco company, so once again the city is eating its young, trying to legislate out of existence a $2 billion local firm that employs 1,500 people. The argument is that young people shouldn’t be vaping, and the little bastards get away with it because Juul products so closely resemble flash drives that they can hide them from clueless teachers. Leave it to San Francisco to deal with an enforcement challenge with a blanket ban—but, of course, life is always more complicated than that, so these are the same faux cigarettes that millions of people use to stop smoking real cigarettes. Public scolds keep busy telling the rest of the world how to behave. Scolding is the new fascism! Achtung and Seig Heil!

Because S. F. is such a rousing success, the former mayor, Gavin “Stalin” Newsome, or is it Noisome, got elected governor. Chief Nazi/commie Newsom’s June 22 Facebook and Twitter address to the people of California should have been a big story. Pay attention to California as a cautionary tale. The speech is only a minute twenty-five. David Cole of did a little transcribing of it.

“In California, I want folks to know you have rights. Know your rights, learn more about your rights, your legal protection. Know that you should continue to send your kids to camp, summer school, know that you should feel confident going to work. We have your back. I just want to say to folks that are anxious about a knock on the door, when we talk about knowing your rights, no abras la puerta [don’t open the door]. Without a warrant, you don’t have to open the door. Without a warrant, you do not have to open the door. You have the right to due process, you have the right to legal representation. We’re going to make sure you know more about that. We’re going to make sure that our judicial system sends that message out, our educational system, our health-care system will send out the same message. We’re Californians; it’s a special place. The spirit of this state is a spirit of reconciling all our interesting differences…

Ah, he’s talking to illegals.

You know, we’ve been through this before, we lived through this same political theater in the 1990s. Prop. 187…we had people talking down to people, talking past people…three strikes you’re out, the fear of the other…We’re better than that. We’re resilient. We came out stronger than ever on the other side. That’s the spirit of our state, and spirit defines this moment. …uniting, as we like to say, around our common humanity. We’re better than this moment in the United States of America, and know we’re gonna get through it stronger than ever.

“According to the governor of California, what the people of California voted for in overwhelming numbers in the 1990s was merely ‘political theater.’ Nineteen ninety-four’s Proposition 187, also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative, was a ballot measure that established ‘a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibited illegal immigrants from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California.” Prop. 187 passed 59 percent to 41 percent. Sixty-five percent of white voters supported it. A majority of black and Asian voters supported it. Sixty-two percent of independents supported it. But apparently it was only “political theater.”

“Cali voters passed the ‘three strikes’ law in 1994 by a whopping 72 percent to 28 percent margin. All they were asking of our criminals was that they not commit three felonies, yet Newsom thinks we were being very unreasonable indeed. To him, three strikes represents ‘fear of the other’, the ‘other’ being murderers, thieves, and rapists. And who could possibly fear them? And by the way, it’s a well-known fact that in ’94, policies like three strikes had the widespread support of black leaders looking to reduce crime in their communities. So who exactly were the ‘others’ they feared? Is he saying we were ‘talking down’ to three-time felons by telling them, ‘ You should have stopped after your second one’?”

Who’s the royal “wein his rant? We passed Prop. 187. We passed three strikes. We voted to end affirmative action in universities. We voted to end bilingual education. We voted to ban gay marriage (2008!). Not all Californians who were here in the ’90s have fled. Many remain. But we’ve been neutered by demographic change and partisan redistricting, to the extent that “we” no longer matter…to the extent that Newsom spends the rest of his speech addressing those who are not “we”:…unless those differences include being right-of-center…

Cole continues: “There’s something unique about Newsom’s speech. He’s not only badmouthing the people of his own state, he’s celebrating population replacement. ‘The Californians who used to live here were evil. Thankfully, we’ve silenced them or driven them out.’ In some ways San Francisco’s descent into madness is self-correcting, because eventually so many groups will be pointing fingers at so many other groups, demanding lifestyle alterations designed to create healthy specimens of Correct Living, that the whole peninsula will devolve into something resembling the Soviet Union in 1965, if they’re lucky, and Venezuela in 2019 if they’re not. Social engineers are an arrogant lot, and they’ll keep talking and legislating until the last iconoclast has been castrated and jailed. They can’t actually kill him because they outlawed cemeteries.

Make no mistake. This is what you get when Democrats have unchecked power. Summer of Love to Winter of Fascism. The only thing worse than anarchy is totalitarianism. San Francisco represents the worst kind of progression. Hate Trump? Fine, then love Newsome. I used the term Fascism even though I called Newsome Stalin. Communism and Fascism differ only in who owns the “means of production”, though what matters is who gives the orders. In both systems, dictators and their bureaucrats give the orders. The rest of the United States is still a Constitutional republic. Hopefully, it will remain so.

Your and my children better care about our future.

FILE- In this Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, file photo, a young boy leads the hard-line Islamist Al Shabab fighters as they conduct military exercise in northern Mogadishu’s Suqaholaha neighborhood, Somalia. Al-Shabab have claimed responsibility for the gun and grenade attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday Sept 21 which has left dozens dead and wounded, apparently in retaliation for Kenya’s military participation in peace-keeping efforts in Somalia. (AP Photo/ Farah Abdi Warsameh/File)

From, by Steve Sailer: “The fundamental issue of the 2020 presidential campaign is rapidly becoming whether or not America’s whites, as exemplified in the person of Donald Trump, have the right to block the world’s Muslim blacks and other Muslims, as exemplified in the person of Somalia-born Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), from immigrating en masse to the United States.

“In 1991, when Omar’s family fled Somalia due to their complicity in the genocidal regime of the dictator Siad Barre, the population of Somalia was only 7 million. Today, 28 chaotic years later, Somalia has more than doubled in size to 15 million despite immense outflows of emigrants. The U.N. forecasts that Somalia’s population will reach 35 million in 2050 and 76 million in 2100.”

In the Unz Review, an “alternative media selection”, Mr. Sailer expanded, “For example, Rep. Omar is in the U.S. only because the genocidal regime in which her whole family was employed (her grandfather at a high level) had made itself so hated by other Somalis that once the dictator fell, it was likely that the public would try to take vengeance upon the Omar family. Of course we should take political-moral advice from a Somali whose family had made itself so hated when it held the whip hand that they had to flee for their lives from their former victims.”

“Alternatively, millions of Somalis (or, quite possibly, tens of millions of Somalis) might prefer to follow Rep. Omar to the Magic Dirt of the first world. According to a Gallup poll, at present one-third of the population of sub-Saharan African wants to migrate, and it’s unlikely that additional population growth will make Africa more attractive. The U.N. forecasts that the population of sub-Saharan Africa, which was 504,000,000 in 1991 and is 1,066,000,000 today, will grow to 2,118,000,000 in 2050 and all the way to 3,775,000,000 in 2100.

“Do American and European white voters have the right to say no to the hundreds of millions of blacks and Muslims who will want to flee the messes they’ve made of their own countries? Or would restricting immigration by nonwhites be ‘white nationalism’ and ‘white supremacy’ and therefore unthinkable?” I want to interject here that for me the issue is not skin color, considering that African Christians are among the most upright and compatible with traditional American values of any Christians in the world. Omar is a jihadist at heart, which is apparent to those who really take her actions, history and words at face value.

The only thing that holds together the Democrats–the Coalition of the Fringes–is demonizing white Americans. Without ever increasingly whipping up hatred of whites, what is there to keep the Democrats’ collection of miscellaneous identity groups from turning on each other?For example, the current fracas: The brains behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) operation, her tech-millionaire chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti, went on the warpath against fellow Democrats. Chakrabarti denounced as racist those who aren’t quite extremist enough on immigration, such as Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), who is advertised as “the first openly LGBT Native American elected to the United States Congress.”

“Unlike Asian Indians, American Indians don’t have any relatives abroad to import, so they are increasingly at odds over immigration. Chakrabarti complained: ‘I don’t believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system.‘ At that point the House Democratic Caucus, chaired by Nancy Pelosi’s ally Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), fired back at Chakrabarti and his deficit of Intersectionality: ‘Who is this guy and why is he explicitly singling out a Native American woman of color? Her name is Congresswoman Davids, not Sharice. She is a phenomenal new member who flipped a red seat blue. Keep Her Name Out Of Your Mouth.

“This last line was accompanied by six interspersed emojis representing “clapbacks,” which are some kind of hip-hop form of argumentation in which you prove the logic of your point by clapping your hands obnoxiously in your rival’s face. Pelosi is from California, where elderly white Democrats like herself, Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown, and Barbara Boxer long held on to power despite decades of demographic change. But that has been due to the political passivity of California’s vast Mexican population.

“In contrast, this year Pelosi has run into endless trouble with feistier ethnicities such as PalestinianPuerto Rican, and Somali. Donald Trump then decided that not enough attention was being paid to him, so he took up a topic that Tucker Carlson has been emphasizing recently: the bizarre spectacle of diverse grifters sermonizing Americans on their sins: ‘Nothing they say on the subject of race is sincere. It’s all the hustle designed to get them what they want. Omar has made a career of denouncing anyone and anything in her way as racist.’

When you stop and think about it, it’s kind of nuts that Americans sacralize foreign elites like Omar (her family was high-enough ranking in the old dictatorship that when it fell, her fellow Somalis wanted to kill them as vengeance) from the worst-run countries on Earth and pay them to lecture us on how the only thing that will save us is letting in more of them.

“After all, it’s a terrible burden that people from Somalia and the like take on to move to deplorable America, but our sacred newcomers just happen to have a lot more cousins back home who are willing to redeem us with their vibrant diversity. Their relatives are so much more moral than racist Americans that they will sacrifice themselves by moving here for the good of our souls. Obviously, Omar isn’t going to go back to Somalia to help her people. She’s not going to make the mistake made by an immigrant Somali journalist named Hodan Naleyeh who ‘tried to change the racist media narrative around Somalia and Somalis‘ by returning home from Canada to report on the good news in Somalia. Just last week, terrorists in Somalia blew the poor woman up.” That’s Al Shabbab folks, in the photo above. Don’t we want some of them over here, or do we already?

No, Omar is going to work for the good of her clan by trying to undermine America’s borders so more Africans can move here. If it’s “racist” of me to say “stay there”, tough camel meat (the favorite food of Somalia).

There are lots more where she came from.

Take this Cultural Bias test.

I created this test based on actual experiences I have had in neighborhoods in which I lived, cities I have visited, and cultures and individuals I have interacted with. The caveats are: there is no correct answer; if you don’t like any of the choices, you may add your own; you may choose more than one answer; the answers you choose reflect the stereotypes and prejudices we have about that specific situation, not necessarily what we think of representatives of the particular group in other situations; that something is a stereotype or prejudice doesn’t make it untrue; we all generalize about people from limited experience, your experience is real for you, and there have been no actual statistical studies that I am aware of on these measures. Can it be said that a particular demographic is more likely than a different demographic to harbor certain attitudes and engage in certain behaviors? I don’t know, but I do know this: culture is “downstream” from worship/religion and a product of what most of the population believes about truth and their God (that is, whose in charge of morality).

1. You have moved to a new neighborhood, and immediately notice all the litter on the sidewalk and in the street. Then each day you observe multiple incidences of someone throwing trash on the ground, often with a waste bin handy. Most of the offenders are: a. Asian females b. Black males c. Women wearing hijabs d. White males e. White females, or fill in your own.

2. You took your kids to Disneyland yesterday, and another amusement park the following month. The Disneyland lines were long, but very well managed by the staff. The 2nd park was very frustrating because so many people simply cut in line as if they were entitled. A couple times you said something, and got either baleful stares or threats. The second park was located in a. Eastern Washington b. Southern California close to the border c. Ohio d. New Jersey, or fill in your own.

3. You traveled to a foreign city, and noticed that despite how crowded it was, there was no visible trash to be seen. You observed residents carrying empty bottles and cans until they found a recycling bin, and pocketing trash if a waste bin was not handy. This city was most likely a. Nanking China b. Mumbai India c. Tokyo Japan d. Sydney Australia, or fill in your own.

4. You are on a business trip with a female colleague, and both of you are angry that she is frequently harassed by catcalls and even patting her butt as she walks by. The city you are in is most likely a. Rome Italy b. Bangkok Thailand c. Riyadh Saudi Arabia d. Mumbai India, or fill in.

5. You are walking on a deserted U.S. street late at night, and suddenly become aware of footfalls of a group behind you. You don’t want to turn around nor run, and the demographic you most hope those footfalls don’t belong to is a. White male b. Asian male c. Black male d. A woman of any race, or fill in.

6. I am about to order dinner in the same restaurant in a moderate sized US city that I have visited three times in the past, each time 10 years apart. Looking about me, I start to lose my appetite as I notice numerous very fat brown skinned families shoveling impressive quantities of high fat and calorie food into their mouths. Each time I have been here, the numbers of these families appears to have increased. Two part question. What I notice is the result of a. Immigration b. Democrat politics c. Global hunger d. Cigarette warnings e. Fill in.

This city is most likely a. Madras, Oregon b. Redding, California c. Wenatchee, Washington d. Moscow, Idaho e. Fill in.

As I said, these situations were based on my experiences, all except one. Which one have I not been present for? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 e. 5 f. 6.

I did not witness #4, but based on the volume of accounts I have read, the only choice that’s very unlikely is c. Riyadh, the others are equally likely and Mumbai is the most dangerous for a woman. If I had said, instead of catcalls and pats, “caning”, then Riyadh would be most likely.

#1, the only neighborhoods I have lived in were either majority white or majority black, and the only examples of conspicuous littering I have seen were from choice b. Often I would ask them,”why trash our neighborhood?” The most common answer was some variation of “if the MAN doesn’t care about how I live, why should I?” That attitude was rare when I was a child growing up in a mixed neighborhood, but it increased with the general deterioration of personal responsibility in the 1960’s, and the metastasis of the entitlement mentality.

#2, the park was Legoland, near San Diego, and the constant line jumping ruined the entire experience. I have visited theme parks in those other areas and never saw either line jumping or even line policing. Yes, all the line jumpers were Hispanic, and all were family groups. If I were to guess what was going on, I would be inclined to say that many of these people were Mexicans just visiting for the day, and if that’s the case, this behavior might be like a middle finger to us gringos. Theme parks I have visited in those other places had plenty of Hispanic visitors, but line jumping was very rare.

#3, c. Tokyo is as crowded as Nanking or Mumbai, but the streets were spotless, and not because of cleaning crews. Every pedestrian I observed the month I lived there would carry trash or recyclables on their person however long it took to find an appropriate receptacle. The two gross city pictures above are Nanking and Mumbai, the spotless one is Tokyo, and the mountain trash was left behind by “environmentally conscious” mountaineers. Another phenomenon I witnessed multiple times in a month in Tokyo were shoplifters and purse snatchers being chased by male pedestrians, tackled and restrained until police arrived. Oh yeah, the police didn’t carry firearms, but didn’t spare the truncheon.

#5, I’m white, and have encountered groups of blacks, Asians and Hispanics while alone at night, I must confess that I never experienced a problem with any of them. For me, it’s more a matter of how they are dressed and whether they are being mock aggressive towards each other vs. I conversing relatively quietly. I would much rather encounter a group of black males dressed like lawyers, than white male skinheads or Asian males swaggering around. I will further add that now that I am disabled and walk with a cane, at least in Spokane Washington where I live, I have experienced every demographic go out of their way to be helpful.

#6, part 1, a and b. Part 2, a, b, c. These cities are all in central Washington, Oregon and California, along route 97. While I don’t object to legal immigration nor the explosion of Mexican restaurants, nor brown skins per se, I am disgusted by obese, ugly, overeating people of any race. The worst thing about immigration is that if this trend of people who love fat and calories and appear to have little concern for how they look continues, this country won’t have to worry about climate change flooding our coastal cities, because the whole country will be sinking due to obesity! Call me racist if you can’t help it, but I know that you agree with me, unless you’re one of those I’m referring to.

My other thoughts about these experiences: 1. Cultures have a significant effect on individual behavior. That idea gets the most support in Japan. I would say that the culture of Japan affects every action from the smallest to the largest. Even though Japan also has the Yakuza, as vicious a criminal enterprise as you will find anywhere, the ordinary citizens, including women, generally feel safe. On the other hand, India, which our counterculture seems to regard as enlightened, experiences frequent violent upheavals of Hindus against women, Christians, Muslims and lower castes. 2. People who are law abiding in their own culture might severely disrespect the laws of other countries. German tourists are an example. (As Churchill once said, “the Hun is either at your throat or at your feet.”). When I was a park ranger in Yellowstone for six seasons, I saw countless examples of foreign tourists abusing and disregarding the park, the signs, the laws, and the Germans were the worst. How did I know? I would point out to someone that he was standing right next to a waste bin and a do not litter sign, while tossing his cigarette butts and trash on the ground. Their common response was to say they enjoy breaking the laws of countries that don’t enforce them, particularly the United States, and specifically national parks. I say “send ’em back.”

3. I am far more willing to generalize about cultures, religions and countries from the individuals living in those countries than I am to generalize from individuals living in our country, whether or not I am right. My generalizations include: Japanese in Japan tend to be cleaner, more helpful and respectful than most cultures, including those living here; Muslims living in Islamic dominant countries tend to be more violent with other religions than they are when living in our country; Germans in Germany tend to be more passive and guilt ridden than when they go somewhere else; large segments of every country south of the United States tend to be dirtier, more abusive to their environment, more brutal and less law abiding in their own countries than when they are here. Simply saying I believe that the environment, culture and history of our country tames some of the worst impulses that people give reign to in their own country. My experience with Japanese living here vs. in Japan is the exception, those I have known personally were very civil regardless of where they lived.

Yes, of course I know that I am expressing stereotypes and prejudice, but tell me you never entertain such thoughts…..unless you’re a white leftist or Perfectionist Progressive. In that case, don’t bother answering because it will just be a lie.

I thought all those Guatemalans were fleeing violence.

Moving the Saint; Fiesta del pueblo – Joyabaj, El Quiche?, Guatemala

From A report this week in the Wall Street Journal chronicles the border crisis at one of its sources, a city in Guatemala that’s emptying out as families leave for the United States, and leaves little doubt that what’s motivating most of them to leave isn’t violence or persecution, but economic opportunity. The focus of the story is the mountainous city of Joyabaj, “population 100,000 and falling.” The United States has deported 627 people to Joyabaj in the first six months of this year, more than any other municipality in the country except Guatemala City, population 2.5 million, which saw 643 deportees from the United States over the same period. According to one school official, about 2,000 out of 16,400 first- through ninth-graders in Joyabaj’s public schools have gone north over the past 18 months.

Indeed, Guatemalans now make up the largest nationality of those arrested along the southwest border, with 235,638 Guatemalans apprehended so far this year. Of these, the vast majority are family units or unaccompanied minors. As of June, more than 167,100 family units from Guatemala had been arrested, more than the previous three years combined. What’s driving the exodus? Grinding poverty at home, the chance to get ahead in America, and a robust smuggling industry. On this last, the Journal report is eye-opening. Radio stations in Joyabaj advertise the services of smugglers with ads that ask, “Tired of so much poverty? Tired of so much humiliation?”

Business is good. One smuggler barrels along roads in a bright yellow Hummer. He doubles as a priest in the Maya religion and is paid handsomely to perform ceremonies to insure a safe journey. Many Guatemalans use homes and plots of farmland as collateral for high-interest loans to pay smugglers. The Journal isn’t alone in its Guatemala reporting. News organizations that have actually bothered to send people to the country have reported at length on the economic benefits of migration, how Guatemalans who sent a family member to the United States live in large, comfortable houses while those who have not live in shacks with dirt floors.

In April, the New Yorker ran an article titled, “The Dream Homes of Guatemalan Migrants,” about American-style casas de remesa, or remittance houses, “which have become ubiquitous in the country’s western highlands as a way for immigrants to invest their earnings while living abroad.” All of this reflects what Guatemalans say about why they’re leaving. A 2016 survey by the International Organization for Migration found that more than 90 percent emigrated to the United States for economic reasons. According to the report, “56.8 percent of Guatemalans migrate in search of better employment, 32.9 percent to improve their income, 1.2 percent to buy a home, and 0.1 percent to open businesses.” Only 0.3 percent say they migrate because of violence, and 0.2 percent cite gang problems.

In cities like Joyabaj, cheap cell phones keep people in touch with relatives in the United States, and success stories spread quickly, inspiring others to follow. As one man told the Journal, “If you work in the U.S., you get paid $12 an hour for eight hours, that’s $96 a day. Here you make 40 quetzales [$5.30] a day when there is work. Not enough to live.” What we’re witnessing is a mass exodus from Central America driven above all by poverty but made possible by a broken asylum and immigration system in the United States. The scale of this exodus is hard to convey. About 17 million people live in Guatemala. Since October of last year, 235,638 Guatemalans have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol. That means over the past nine months nearly 1.4 percent of the entire population of Guatemala has been apprehended and processed by U.S. authorities.

.5% migrate due to gangs and violence? 91% seeking economic opportunities? Is that the story you’ve been told? Not by the Perfectionist Progressive media or politicians, least of all the “squad”, nor any more sane Democrats. If the Wall Street Journal and other actual news organizations are telling you about the 91%, and the PP media and Democrats are talking about the .5% as if they are the majority, do They really want solutions to the border crisis? Or do they use it for their political gain? Where’s the compassion? For whom?

What, me be grateful?

From “Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) who is the first Somali-American, the first naturalized citizen from Africa, the first non-white woman elected from Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim women (along with Rashida Tlaib of Michigan) to serve in Congress.

“What was most shocking to me is that only 30% of Somali children are in school and only 40% of those in school are girls, according to UNICEF, which explains the 37.8% literacy rate overall and only 25.8% for women. Also pretty interesting that Somalia’s GDP per capita last year was less than $500 last year (and less than US GDP per capita in the year 1800 of around $1,000) ranking it among the poorest countries in the world according to World Bank data (No. 178 out of 183 countries). Somalia’s entire annual GDP of $7.4 billion puts it on par with the metro GDP of US cities like Abeline, Texas ($7.3 billion) and Bowling Green Kentucky ($7.3 billion).”

Might one expect a bit of gratitude, even love for this country, from Omar, who came here as a child and who has personally realized a level of influence, lifestyle and prosperity which would be inconceivable where she came from? Oh yeah, she says she loves this country more than many native born. Talk is cheap. Does anyone believe her? Do her actions and virulent criticisms bespeak love? Have you read or heard ANY expressions of gratitude, acknowledging how thankful she is? I haven’t.

She’s the one who has said “white men” are the ones we should fear.” Hmm, how many white men practice clitoral circumcision? I would guess none. How many white men belong to Al-Shabbab, her birth country’s home grown terrorist group? Or the equally vicious Nigerian terror group, Boko Haran? I would guess none and none. How about ISIS? Well, apart from the really stupid white men who joined them from Britain and other European countries, most of whom, when they discovered the real ISIS, cried for their mommies? I would guess none, or one–Jihadi John–who is lionized by the group and ISIS fans everywhere.

Maybe she means President Trump. I hope she has reason to fear him.

Pew research poll on political rhetoric.

GREENVILLE, NC – JULY 17: President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great rally on July 17, 2019 in Greenville, North Carolina.

“Americans say the nation’s political debate has grown more toxic and ‘heated’ rhetoric could lead to violence.”

So the headlines of a recent Pew Research poll scream in large, boldprint font. Some specifics are in order:

  • Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents overwhelmingly (84%) say Trump has changed political discourse for the worse. About half of Republicans and Republican leaners (49%) say he has changed it for the better, while 23% say he has changed it for the worse and 27% say he hasn’t changed it much either way.
  • Eight-in-ten or more Democrats say Trump’s comments often or sometimes make them feel concerned, confused, embarrassed, exhausted, angry, insulted and frightened. While Republicans are considerably less likely than Democrats to report these negative reactions to Trump’s rhetoric, about six-in-ten (59%) say they are at least sometimes concerned by his comments, while about half say they are at least sometimes confused (47%) or embarrassed (53%). About seven-in-ten or more Republicans say his comments often or sometimes make them feel entertained, informed, hopeful, excited, happy, proud, respected and inspired.
  • Among Republicans, just 25% say it is never acceptable to accuse an opponent of being anti-American, while 53% of Democrats say this is out of bounds. Notably, those in both parties are more likely to say this rhetoric is acceptable when an elected official of their party is accusing an opponent of the other party. But the partisan gap remains: Just 30% of Republicans say it is off-limits for a Republican to call a Democratic opponent anti-American, while 45% of Democrats say it is off-limits for a Democrat to say this about a Republican opponent.
  • Nearly two-thirds of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (64%) think that “Democrats in this country are very comfortable to freely and openly express their political views,” but only about a quarter (26%) think Republicans around the nation experience that same level of comfort. The sense of an unequal environment for political expression is most pronounced among conservative Republicans and Republican leaners: 69% think Democrats are very comfortable to freely express their views, while just 23% think Republicans are very comfortable, a 46 percentage point gap.

My conclusions, what it all means: President Trump is the first Republican president in my memory who seems to savor being attacked, vilified, criticized, even slandered by the Perfectionist Progressive establishment: Democrats, “legacy” media (NY Times, Wa. Post, LA Times, etc.), 2nd tier cable (CNN, MSNBC), race and grievance hustlers, most college profs, and other assorted leftists, even establishment Republicans. Ronald Reagan was a master of using humor to deflect and embarrass critics, but he didn’t seem to enjoy it as Trump does. His combativeness has been a shock to the PP establishment, who got used to soft targets like the Bushes and most Republicans. The “unequal environment for political expression” was a given for Democrats since the 1960’s, and even President Reagan was willing to compromise a lot, and was predictable, but no longer. Trump relishes calling his opponents “anti-American”, and such a charge sticks like superglue to “the squad”, but doesn’t stick to Republicans in general, and certainly not to Trump. Look at the results in the second bullet point. I say it’s about time the Democrats had an opponent to fear, who can’t be intimidated, who loves the mud as much as they do. Too damn bad.

As far as the headline goes, are you incited to violence by political rhetoric? I’m not. Who is? How about Antifa? How about the anti-I.C.E. protests? How about Islamic radicals? None of those violent, lawless groups need political rhetoric to incite them. They like violence for its thrill. It makes them feel powerful and important. Rhetoric gives them cover for their actions, rather than inciting them.

What have I been saying about language disruption?

In the lexicon of wokeness, the term “inclusive” has achieved greater status than the term “exclusive” has among the zoning codes of the very wealthy hypocritical ultra-liberal neighborhood enclaves. The goal of maximum “inclusion” often requires an energetic scrubbing of language, especially gender terms. This week in California, the Berserkeley Berkeley City Council voted to amend its municipal code to achieve maximum sensitivity for the ever-increasing demands of the gender-smashing left.

As a council member explained, “In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity.” It was high time to “make the environment of City Hall and the language of city legislation consistent with the principles of inclusion.” My translation: Our constituents are so confused about what gender they are and so averse to that fact being known that we have to energetically stamp out reality. So says you, but give me exclusive any day.

What are now the Verboten words (Achtung, repeat after me, “Seig Heil, Seig Heil”)? Verboten: fireman, patrolman, policeman, watchman. The council is replacing “manhole” with “maintenance hole.” Berkeley’s language storm troopers reject the term “master,” instead insisting on terms like “captain,””skipper” or “pilot.” Why not Fuhrer? Let’s hope the University of California doesn’t have to change “master’s degree” to “skipper’s degree.” The council also objects to the word “heir,” preferring the term “beneficiaries” even though there’s no gender reference in “heirs.” The dictionary definition is “a person legally entitled to the property or rank of another on that person’s death.” There were other terms on the Berkeley list that suggest the end of gender specificity. “Brother” and “sister” should be rejected for “sibling,” and “fraternity” and “sorority” must be replaced with “collegiate Greek system residence.” Are we choking yet? No? Then read on.

It goes without saying that “mankind” needs to be replaced by “humankind”, but wait, “man” is still in there. How about homo sapiens-kind, no wait, got to get rid of “homo”, so how about “gay sapiens-kind”, even though that species designation is no longer translatable to the Latin. How about “bipedal upright advanced primate”? No? Did you see the Babylon Bee joke that a guy drowned because the other passengers couldn’t yell to the skipper “man overboard” but argued among themselves the proper nomenclature for designating him? I hear the autopsy confirmed the presence of male genitalia and he wore a bracelet with blood type and “I identify as a man.” Too late.

College campuses are especially fertile ground for this kind of speech “correction” exercise. The website Campus Reform reports that Colorado State University’s latest Inclusive Language Guide rejects gender-specific terms like “male,” “female,” “ladies and gentlemen” and “Mr./Mrs./Ms.” It even objects to the term “freshman” as gendered. Perhaps next it will find “sophomore” offensive, since “sophomoric” is a pejorative term and could damage emotional well-being. You can’t say “homosexual,” and you must say “heterosexual” because calling someone “straight” implies that LGBT folks are “crooked.” The most noticeable dictate in the Colorado State list is the scolding of “American” and “America” as noninclusive words “to avoid,” since America encompasses more than just the United States. Referring to the U.S. as America, the guide says, “erases other cultures and depicts the United States as the dominant American country.” Which, of course, it is temporarily, but won’t be if this trend spreads.

The following terms are all categorized as insensitive to African Americans (even if their progenitors aren’t from Africa): “cakewalk,” “eenie meenie miney moe,” “food coma” and “peanut gallery.” Asian Americans might be offended by “long time no see,” because it might sound like Chinese pidgin English, as well as “no can do”, because it sounds like a Korean name. (My favorite insulting ethnic name of all time is from The Three Stooges film, Malice in the Palace. Their antagonist was the Sheik Hassan Ben Sober.) “Hip hip hooray!” is somehow a Holocaust reference, so it’s out. “Starving” is offensive to people who are insecure about food. Saying you’re “addicted” to something like Netflix or pizza is insensitive to “those who are truly experiencing drug addiction.” Please don’t use “basket case,” since that used to refer to a person without limbs. “Hold down the fort” is offensive to Indians — whoops, make that Native Americans. But wait; can we say Native American?

Speaking of which, the show Seinfeld predicted this trend many years ago. In one episode, Jerry was dating Winona, a woman of “Indigenous North American” (is that okay?) heritage, and took her to a restaurant that was very hard to get reservations for, then he had these rare Knicks tickets “from a scalper“, but choked as he started to say those insensitive words. You can watch the episode here, try not to laugh in front of any minorities or “women of color.” Kramer, of course, had no such inhibitions. Hooray (but not hip hip) for him. The opening scene was in Elaine’s apartment, where she was playing cards with women representing a combination of races and skin tones, including the aforementioned lady that Jerry was dating. He was dragging in some large object covered with a sheet, because they had a fight and he wznted to give her a gift to bury the hatchet and smoke the peace pipe.. As they all gave him rapt attention, he unveils a “cigar store Indian” complete with flowing headdress. The gals were not amused, least of all Winona. Their expressions were priceless.

Just in case you think Uncle Curmudgeon is being insensitive, there are some interviews on YouTube with residents of the Navajo reservation, about how they feel about “racist” Indian stuff like names of sports teams and common expressions. The overwhelming consensus was, “outrage and offense is a white person’s problem.” No one in the tribe even cares, it’s too insignificant to get worked up about. They also prefer to solve their own problems without help from clueless white guilt ridden liberals.

Of course it had to come to this.

“At about 4 a.m. Friday, July 19, a group of 47 undocumented aggressive migrants attempted to illegally enter the United States in three waves via the Pharr International Bridge. Ignoring commands to stop, the group suddenly rushed the temporary barricades, bent metal poles and disabled the concertina wire affixed to the barrier,” CBP said. The migrants ignored commands to “stop,” bypassed blockade structures, and confronted immigration agents. Several male migrants reportedly assaulted officers, and even attempted to grab their “protective devices,” according to KGBT-TV. Immigration authorities deployed tear gas and pepper balls to stop the attack.

In all, authorities apprehended 16 individuals, two of which were charged with interference, KGBT reported. Mexican authorities apprehended the remaining migrants. Several CBP officers were injured in the attack, but are expected to be OK, the New York Post reported.

We can thank, in part, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a designated “host,” LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Trump’s deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on court hearings, including their most recent outing in Puget Sound area (I wish they were in the Sound ). Brazen hatred of cops, Border Patrol and ICE agents were on full display at the open borders protests fronted by LIRS and other left-wing groups, including Code Pink, CASA and CAIR. Marchers echoed the “Close the Concentration Camps” rhetoric of Congressional Brat Pack Rep. Alexandria Occasional Cortex.

They carried signs declaring “ICE=Gestapo” and “Free the People, Burn the Camps.” It’s not just idle rhetoric. Antifa thug Willem Van Spronsen, armed with a rifle and incendiary devices, attempted to set a Tacoma ICE facility on fire on Saturday before being shot dead. He has been hailed as a “hero” and a “martyr” by fellow “progressive” travelers, while sympathetic mainstream reporters and activists look the other way. The president and CEO of LIRS, Krishanti Vignarajah, is a Sri Lankan refugee and former Michelle Obama policy director who led the Lights for Liberty event in Washington, D.C. She argues that Americans are obligated to open the floodgates at the southern border and vehemently opposes what she calls “militant border enforcement”, which means any enforcement!

According to Michelle Malkin, “LIRS sounds like just the kind of extremist group you’d expect to be kept afloat by billionaire George Soros’ big bucks. But hold on to your wallets and your American flags, folks: In 2016, LIRS relied on $64.7 million in government subsidies from taxpayers — that’s you and me — to fund a whopping 96.2% of its budget. LIRS is one of nine agencies that receives tens of millions of dollars to resettle refugees from around the world. Disguised as compassion and Christian morality, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service’s activism is a profit-seeking machine — even as the agency has been plagued by allegations of mismanagement that prompted an external probe two years ago. Last week, the group unveiled yet another initiative: ‘United Sanctuaries of America.’

“Bottom line: Open borders equals cash flow: more aliens, more grants, bigger Paychecks. Exit question: Will a single American elected official please stand up and challenge the continued public funding of this racket bent on hoisting foreign flags and alien interests above our own?” “But, isn’t this Christian charity?” one might ask?

Here’s a partial list of other organizations LIRS partners with to undermine our border sovereignty: League of United Latin American Citizens, New Sanctuary Coalition, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Washington Office on Latin America, Mary’s Center and Hispanic Federation, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Church of the Reformation, Christ Lutheran, Christ the Servant Lutheran. Lest you be fooled by the names, and think this is biblical compassion, taking Christ’s admonitions about strangers, widows and orphans and applying them, or a bunch of Hispanic US citizens wanting more illegal migrants to come in, let me disabuse you of those mistaken notions: “And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:39-40.

This separation of the “sheep” and the “goats”, regarding the final judgment, is a continuation of Jesus’ parable of the talents and the slothful servant. He is referring to the “least of these my brothers,” that is, members of His church universal. Read the entire 25th chapter of Matthew rather than taking a sentence out of context. Jesus is not saying “condone breaking your laws.” Further, look at the behavior of those “compassionate” demonstrators. As far as the five Hispanic-sounding organizations above being representative of our Hispanic citizens, most of those citizens are opposed to open borders and want even stricter enforcement.

Like Michelle Malkin says, it about the money (and the votes). Compassion? Important for the real refugees, but recently the chief of DHS testified before Congress that some adult males are buying babies on there way north. One of the most egregious cases was that of a 51 year old male who bought a six month baby in Guatemala for $80, hoping to gain admittance to our country as an asylum seeking family by posing as a father with his baby. How compassionate is that? Would that man and others like him have done that if he knew there was no chance of gaming our system? He wasted his $80. DNA testing revealed that the baby was not related to him. DNA testing has become routine in our refugee vetting procedures. Whether or not the man Ilhan Omar married in 2009 was her biological brother, we’ll never know for sure. All we know for sure is that he’s Somali, and could not get into the United States (from the U.K.) is because the program that existed in 2008 to admit Somalis to the US if they were related to an American citizen (which she was at the time) was discontinued because around 87% of family ties claimed, ESPECIALLY among Somalis, were proven fraudulent by DNA testing.