5.30.2015

Do Black Lives Matter to Leftists? Evidence Says No

On a scale of 0 to 100, 100 is willing to spend all resources and sacrifice one's own life and 0 represents homicidal indifference, 30 is how much most people care when hearing about a mass casualties from an earthquake in a country they've never heard of, 40 is how they care when the stranger is identified and their life story is told, 50 is how much they care when that life story substantially matches their own. A functional society adds several dozen points to care for a life. People that do care are given resources to increase the caring of any one life. Just as life is worth more in a wealthy society, civilization increases the care for any life substantially. Civilization + proximity lifts care for life into the 70-90 range. We recognize as heroic the people who rise to 100 for strangers; these men are uncommon as a percentage of the population, but civilized societies have enough examples of this behavior that it is not uncommon.

1. People care most about their close relatives. Black people have fewer close relatives due to the destruction of the family (civilization). (Few 100s for an individual life)

2. The few close relatives lack the social capital to make others care. One person with a lot of private resources can get more people to care, but many people with no resources and no network cannot. (The few 100s and 90s cannot call upon the 30-80s. The neighbor down the street in a major urban area might barely register 40 or 50).

3. The nearest strangers who care are those who interact with black lives: social workers and the police.

4. Crime and violence are a major source of the loss of black lives, ergo the police are most actively saving black lives. Social workers may care, but due to 1, are on net doing things that lead to the taking of black lives.

5. Black and leftist political organizations hate the police more than anything since August 2014.

6. The second most hated group, right-wing/white people, keep police caring about black lives by supporting the police (other factors such as support for religion that says all lives matter count, but less immediately)

7. Left-wingers seek to demoralize right-wing white people, reject right-wing values and remove right-wing white people from power.

8. A tipping point is reached when the absolute number of right-wing people falls and the willingness to spend political capital defending police in left-wing controlled cities declines. "Something must be done about Baltimore!" becomes "Baltimore is your city, do with it as you wilt." The attempt by the NYTimes to turn local crime stories into national political agenda, instead turns national political agendas into local crime stories.

9. Once right-wing people mentally and then physically abandon them, left-wing controlled areas are allowed to implement their political agenda without opposition

10. Everyone who screams loudest that black lives matter has far more power over the police today than 1 year ago. The people who through direct contact or through indirect support of civilization help all lives to matter, have far less power than 1 year ago.

11. The New Nationwide Crime Wave

In Baltimore, the most pressing question every morning is how many people were shot the previous night. Gun violence is up more than 60% compared with this time last year, according to Baltimore police, with 32 shootings over Memorial Day weekend. May has been the most violent month the city has seen in 15 years.

In Milwaukee, homicides were up 180% by May 17 over the same period the previous year. Through April, shootings in St. Louis were up 39%, robberies 43%, and homicides 25%. “Crime is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” said St. Louis Alderman Joe Vacarro at a May 7 City Hall hearing.

Murders in Atlanta were up 32% as of mid-May. Shootings in Chicago had increased 24% and homicides 17%. Shootings and other violent felonies in Los Angeles had spiked by 25%; in New York, murder was up nearly 13%, and gun violence 7%.

Those citywide statistics from law-enforcement officials mask even more startling neighborhood-level increases. Shooting incidents are up 500% in an East Harlem precinct compared with last year; in a South Central Los Angeles police division, shooting victims are up 100%.

By contrast, the first six months of 2014 continued a 20-year pattern of growing public safety. Violent crime in the first half of last year dropped 4.6% nationally and property crime was down 7.5%. Though comparable national figures for the first half of 2015 won’t be available for another year, the January through June 2014 crime decline is unlikely to be repeated.

The most plausible explanation of the current surge in lawlessness is the intense agitation against American police departments over the past nine months.



5.29.2015

Crowdism Is Rabbitism

Leftists conceal their agenda behind accusations
Most people fall to understand that Crowdism exists for a single reason, which is to avoid consequences of the actions of those in the Crowd. They fear any higher standard which will reveal them to be dumber, more shortsighted, less moral, or of deprecated utility compared to others. They want a zero standard which approximates the lowest possible so that they have no chance of failing. Their hope is to avoid any confrontation with reality, or those who notice reality, by discriminating against those of higher intelligence while simultaneously accusing that group of discriminating against the “disadvantaged,” a.k.a. anyone not doing so well under a reasonably realistic social system.

The goal of Crowdism — and by extension, of liberalism — is to avoid those who might notice that the Crowd ideal is out of line with reality. Crowdists work to make jobs into mind-numbing tedium, society into a series of bureaucratic tasks, and to ruin the family and any other honest attributes of society. This drives away the smarter people, who require more from life than bread and circuses, and allows the idiots to take over. This is the sole reason for their focus on discrimination; they are guilty of it themselves, and they want to distract from this so that no one notices the ongoing removal of the smart and their replacement with obedient near-dunces who, in the time-honored tradition of those smart enough to make fun of others but not understand their own failings, will proclaim themselves natural leaders and promptly push their civilization into ruin.
One of the many great insights in The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics was how rabbits favor indirect conflict and even random violence. The K-selected seek out direct confrontation and enjoy competition. Rabbits (r-selected) flee competition and fear being judged for their actions. K-selected abhor random violence more than conflict, r-selected prefer random violence to conflict.

r-selected do not like it when K-selected analyze a crime or violent situation, such as when a husband beats his wife and you learn the wife had subjected him to hours of psychological abuse before hand, or you see Michael Brown's strong-arm robbery, grabbing an officers gun and charging the officer, or Trayvon Martin being involved in possible criminal activities and wanting to beat up a "creepy ass cracker," or a rape victim getting blitzed at a bar and going home with a stranger. r-selected do not want to see others judged, lest they themselves be judged. This leads to bizarre charges of people "deserving" what they got, but this only opens another window into r-selected psychology. They know/fear they deserve punishment.

In discrimination, the r-selected fear being judged, and instead of allowing a system where the hard working, intelligent, considerate and helpful are rewarded, they create a system that redirects the discriminatory impulse towards removing those who would likely be best positioned to judge them in the workplace or organization.

5.28.2015

Look How Fast Acceleration Is Happening

In April 2013, Jeremy Irons triggered progressive outrage when he wondered whether sons could marry their fathers to get around inheritance and tax laws.

Guardian: Jeremy Irons's bizarre objection to gay marriage
The actor? Yes, that Jeremy Irons. The one with an Oscar and a penchant for bold political statements.

Such as? Describing smokers as "a minority that cannot speak back", worthy of the same protection as "handicapped people and children". Or calling the fox-hunting ban "one of the two most devastating parliamentary votes in the last century". Or arguing: "If a man puts his hand on a woman's bottom, any woman worth her salt can deal with it."

Classy. And what has he done now? Voiced a truly bizarre objection to gay marriage.

How bizarre are we talking here? Extremely, utterly and bafflingly. As bizarre as a bursar at a bazaar buying basalt for Bashar al-Assad. So bizarre it can be seen from space.

What did he say? "Tax-wise, it's an interesting one, because, you see, could a father not marry his son?"

I'm sorry? It's exactly as it sounds. Jeremy Irons is worried dads will marry their sons. For tax reasons.

Does he think that mums marry their sons for tax reasons at the moment? No, of course he doesn't.

Because? Because there are laws against that kind of thing.

May 2015: Once 'Father' and 'Son,' Now a Married Couple
A couple who were legally father and son for the last fifteen years had their adoption vacated and were married this week after 52 years together.

...“When we moved to Pennsylvania, we had both retired and we were of the age where one begins to do estate planning,” MacArthur tells Yahoo Parenting. “We went to a lawyer who told us Pennsylvania was never going to allow same-sex marriage, so the only legal avenue we had in order to be afforded any rights was adoption.”

MacArthur says he thought the suggestion was strange at first. “It struck me as fairly unusual, but we looked into it and discovered that other couples had done it. [Without the adoption] we would be legally strangers.” An adoption would grant the couple certain legal rights they felt compelled to secure.
Oh, they weren't really father and son see, so it isn't the same thing.....and yet legally they were father and son.

There would be laws against mothers marrying sons due to the risk of pregnancy. I doubt there is any law against father and son getting married because like gay marriage, there would be no law covering something that never before existed.

A Talk With Some of The Leaders of Neoreaction

A chat with a couple of the people behind Hestia and The Future Primaeval

A lot of ground is covered in the talk. It starts off slow if you're not interested in behind the scenes NRx, but it picks up later.

I liked this quote at around 39:40: "We are now in the post-Christian era...ruled by insane priests, the Cathedral, they have developed a new religion in the power vacuum in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of belief system, the most virulent set of ideas have spread and now assemble this machinery grabbing individuals, like Red State Americans only lose because they for some reason believe they should hand over their children to Blue State Americans, to be turned into Blue State Americans. It's insane. It's completely insane, but it's completely predictable. They don't have anything else. They don't have memetic sovereignty."

Ascending The Tower – “A Very Special Episode”

The Idiocracy Chooses The Form of the Destructor

Stuart Russell: Take a stand on AI weapons
The artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics communities face an important ethical decision: whether to support or oppose the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS).

Technologies have reached a point at which the deployment of such systems is — practically if not legally — feasible within years, not decades. The stakes are high: LAWS have been described as the third revolution in warfare, after gunpowder and nuclear arms.

Autonomous weapons systems select and engage targets without human intervention; they become lethal when those targets include humans. LAWS might include, for example, armed quadcopters that can search for and eliminate enemy combatants in a city, but do not include cruise missiles or remotely piloted drones for which humans make all targeting decisions.

...LAWS could violate fundamental principles of human dignity by allowing machines to choose whom to kill — for example, they might be tasked to eliminate anyone exhibiting 'threatening behaviour'. The potential for LAWS technologies to bleed over into peacetime policing functions is evident to human-rights organizations and drone manufacturers.
The entire history of Man to this point has been a fight against lethal Nature. First it was killing predators such as lions, then fighting the elements with shelter, then fighting disease with medicine. Now Man is about to augment Nature with superior firepower.

How do you think it will end?

Go Forth And Trigger Feminists

-- Teddy Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed to change the demographics of our country to be poorer and more inclined to vote Democratic.


-- It worked! Post-1970 immigrants vote 8-2 for the Democrats.


-- Citing this dramatic shift in the Democratic Party's fortunes, Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy called the 1965 Immigration Act "the Kennedy family's greatest gift to the Democratic Party."


-- Immigrants admitted before 1970 made more money, bought more houses and were more educated than Americans. The post-Kennedy immigrants are astronomically less-educated, poorer and more likely to be on welfare than the native population.


-- With no welfare state to support them, about a third of pre-1965 Act immigrants returned to the places they came from. British and Jewish immigrants were the least likely to go home -- less than 10 percent did.


-- Although America is admitting more immigrants, they are coming from fewer countries than they did before 1970. On liberals' own terms, the country is becoming less "diverse," but a lot poorer and a lot more Latin.



-- America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico's entire population.


-- In 1970, there were almost no Nigerian immigrants in the United States. Our country is now home to more Nigerians than any country in the world except Nigeria.


-- America takes more immigrants from Nigeria than from England.


-- The government refuses to tell us how many prisoners in the United States are immigrants. That information is not available anywhere. But the ancillary facts suggest that the number is astronomical.


-- There are more foreign inmates in New York state prisons from Mexico than from the entire continent of Europe.


-- Hispanics are less likely to be in the military than either whites or blacks, and a majority of Hispanic troops are women. On the other hand, Hispanics are overrepresented in U.S. Prisons.


-- In Denmark, actual Danes come in tenth in criminals' nationality, after Moroccans, Lebanese, Yugoslavians, Somalis, Iranians, Pakistanis, Turks, Iraqis and Vietnamese.


-- At least 15 percent of all births in Peru and Argentina are to girls between the ages of 10 and 15. In the U.S., only 2 percent of births are to girls that young, and those are mostly Hispanics, who are seven times more likely to give birth at that age than white girls are.


-- Sex with girls as young as 12 years old is legal in 31 of the 32 states of Mexico.


-- In all of Western Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel combined, there have been eight reported births to girls aged 10 or younger. Seven of the eight were impregnated by immigrants.


-- In some areas of America, law enforcement authorities have given up on prosecuting statutory rape cases against Mexican men in their 30s who impregnate 12- and 13-year-old girls, after repeatedly encountering parents who view their little girls' pregnancies as a "blessing."


-- The same North Carolina newspapers that gave flood-the-zone coverage to a rape that never happened at a Duke lacrosse party completely ignore real rapes happening right under their noses, being committed against children by immigrants providing cheap labor to the state's farming and meat-packing industries.


-- Since 2004, Mexicans have beheaded at least a half-dozen people in the United States.


-- Mexican drug cartels -- not ISIS -- pioneered the practice of posting videotaped beheadings online.


-- An alleged "ISIS" beheading video making the rounds in 2014 was actually a Mexican beheading video from 2010.


-- Post-1970 immigrants have re-introduced slavery to America. Indian immigrant Lakireddy Bali Reddy, for example, used the H1-B visa program, allegedly for "high-tech workers," to bring in 12-year-old girls he had bought from their parents for sex.

-- The above story was missed by the San Francisco Chronicle. It was broken by a high school journalism class.


-- The ACLU took Reddy's side.


-- We're still letting in Hmong immigrants as a reward for their help with the ill-fated Vietnam War, which ended 40 years ago.


-- Between 2000 and 2005, nearly 100 Hmong men were charged with rape or forced prostitution of girls in Minneapolis-St Paul, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The vast majority of the victims were 15 years old or younger. A quarter of the victims were not Hmong.


-- Proponents of the 1965 immigration bill swore up and down that it would not alter this country's demographic mix. In fact, Kennedy's immigration policy has brought about the greatest demographic shift of any nation in world history.


-- In 1980, Reagan won the biggest electoral landslide in history against an incumbent president, Jimmy Carter. Without the last 40 years of immigration, in 2012, Mitt Romney would have won a bigger landslide than Reagan did. He got more of the "Reagan coalition" than Reagan did.


-- If Romney had won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still would have lost. If he'd gotten just 4 percent more of the white vote, he would have won.
RAMOS CAN STAY, BUT MATT LAUER HAS TO GO

Zero Out NASA's Budget

Bye-bye NASA! Cut the budget to zero because there's not going to be anything productive done there.

NASA Supports Replacing American Flag With A New Design, International Flag Of The Planet Earth May Be Used During Space Travel

Coulter Interview on Immigration

5.27.2015

Inside the War on Progress

Fascinating insight into the mentality driving the slow motion collapse of Western economies. The "managers" of the West are completely detached from science and economics as they pursue an impossible Utopia. The internal contradictions, or rather the chain of destructive logic, is right in the open. First, war on coal, which is mainly fought by cheap natural gas. Then, a war on fracking and a war on natural gas. At that point your cheap electricity is gone and your GDP will be struggling to increase. Next, flood the country will millions of low skilled immigrants whose presence alone drives up energy demand. All done via the power of rent-seeking, pagan Nature worship and ignorance. The icing on the cake is the climate change hysteria.

Politico: Inside the war on coal
There will be no formal surrender in the war on coal, no battleship treaty to mark the end. But Beyond Coal’s leaders believe they can finish most of their work setting the U.S. electric sector on a greener path over the next five years. The next phase of the war on carbon would be to try to electrify everything else—cars and trains that use oil-derived gasoline and diesel, as well as homes and businesses that rely on natural gas and heating oil. Nilles hopes power companies like OG&E and DTE that Beyond Coal has spent the last decade fighting with—but then cutting deals with—can become allies in Phase Two. And allies will be vital, because if King Coal seems like a rich and powerful enemy, it’s a pushover compared to Big Oil.

“Once we’ve taken out coal, we’ll need to take on oil, and who better to help than our new friends in the utility sector who can make money from electrification?” Nilles says with a grin. “It’s a long fight. This is how we win.”

Has The War on Russia Entered A New Phase?

FIFA Raided by Swiss Authorities in 2018, 2022 World Cup Probe
The choice of Qatar, the world’s richest country per capita, and Russia was made following a campaign that was overshadowed by claims of vote rigging. An investigation carried out on FIFA’s behalf by former U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia ruled last year that though there were examples of wrongdoing, nothing was found that would require a re-vote. Garcia rejected the ruling and quit.

As many as half the FIFA membership that decided where the World Cup should be played have faced accusations of breaching regulations. Qatar and Russia have denied their bid teams acted improperly.
If there was a sudden need to change the host nation for the World Cup, one nation is up to the task: USA.

5.26.2015

Romney: Deporter In Chief?

Ann Coulter still wants Romney to get into the race. Can you tell what she thinks the biggest issue in 2016 is?

5.25.2015

Stormfront or SJW?

Porn Director Makes Kids Show

Seriously, if you have children, get rid of cable. The children's networks are pure leftist propaganda outfits at best, degenerate filth at worst. You wouldn't want these people baby sitting your child (or in your home at all), why let them indoctrinate your children via the television?
Propagandizing Race Cuckoldry
Cuckelodeon and Denial

5.24.2015

The Race Card Is Gone

From October 2012: EXTREME Black Anger in Chicago at Obama: “He done did it. He ruined it for us. White people don’t feel guilty no more and won’t do stuff for us now”.
I learned that “white guilt” was a finite resource for blacks that many people believe has now been depleted during the Obama presidency. This is something that causes EXTREME anger in black ranks because “Obama didn’t care about what happens to everyone after he’s gone and living in that big house in Hawaii they bought for him”. That’s a reference to the $35 million “retirement estate” that wealthy Chicagoans like Penny Pritzker are working to purchase for the Obamas for occupancy come January 2013 when they are forced to move out of Washington. Like Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos before them, after they leave power they’ll be exiled to the greater Honolulu area to hold court on Oahu and live a life of pampered extravagance as a new Hawaiian royal family for the rest of their days.

“That’s all good for Barack and Michelle, but what happens to the rest of us? We ain’t getting squat from any of this. Worse, we don’t get to exploit the white guilt any more because that’s not there these days. It’s all gone. He done did it. He ruined it for us. White people don’t feel guilty no more and won’t do stuff for us now that they used to do so fast you wouldn’t believe it”, a Thinker in a bright, pretty pink blouse offered. “All of it is gone. They used it all up to elect him and to scream at anyone who said boo to him in the last four years. White people got used to being called racist all the time and aren’t scared about it anymore. I have no idea how I’m going to get funding for my programs now because I always counted on white people being too scared to say no to anything we needed at work. This is a disaster for the black community and it’s all because they put all the eggs in his basket and he f***ed it all up”.

5.21.2015

They Want To Lower The Age of Consent

Imagine the Girl Scouts allowed men to be scout leaders. Do you think that would attract men who are interested in teens? Sexually speaking, there's no difference between allowing adult men to go camping with sexually mature teenage girls and allowing homosexual men to go camping with teenage boys. In both cases, you're dealing with the male sex drive.
Barton said it “would be silly to think that a higher percentage of gay men want to do harm to boys than straight men.” But he said he and other parents he knows still have reservations about gay Scout leaders accompanying groups of boys on camping trips.

“Just the conversations I hear from people about gay adult leaders — that there may be some who try to take advantage of it just to be around boys,” he said. “I guess we'll just hope that background checks and stuff pick up on that.”
People like this should be charged with child endangerment, at the very least they are negligent and grossly incompetent.

Boy Scouts president's call to end gay leader ban draws mixed reaction

Gavin McInnes Does It Again

5.20.2015

Mad Max Fury Road Review

Mad Max has become a hot topic in the alt-right for various reasons, including that it is some type of feminist movie. I saw it last night so here's my take.

This looks like another feminist/leftist fail, if that was the intent. When you have a distorted world view, you don't realize how other people perceive your message. One of the best cases is Rorschach from the Watchmen, who was supposed to be the most villainous character, but ended up being the hero to many readers. The author wanted the guy who killed millions of people to be the sorta hero of the story, not the character who died to try to stop him.

In this case, there's definitely a feminist overtone to the villain: he's milking women and treating them as property. If he controlled oil instead of water, he'd look a lot like an Arab despot. There are a lot of female characters in the movie, sort of Golden Girls with guns. So I can see all the feminist parts, but it is really very thin. Charlize Theron is also supposed to be able to kick everyone's butt, absurd, but nothing new.

On the other hand, the entire movie is a car chase with short scenes of non-car chase in between, which is hardly feminist. It is Max who comes up with the final plan to defeat the bad guy, and without him they would have failed. It actually comes off as anti-feminist: there's all these women, but it takes one of Max (and another male character) to bring them to victory. Max is needed to rescue all these women and topple the bad guy.

What I really didn't like: it wasn't a Mad Max movie. It was a movie about these women escaping and Mad Max was a character in the movie, but it wasn't his story. After 30 years, I thought we'd get a new Max-centered story.

In the first two Mad Max movies, Max is dealing with barbarians destroying the remains of the old world, feeding off its destruction. Max fights for those who want to save what's left of civilization.

In the new movie, the villain has rebuilt some civilization. He's pumping water from underground, growing crops and has a functional military. Instead of a mob of barbarians attacking, they're organized. The villain is keeping young women (his harem) for reproduction of healthy, mutation free babies amid a post-nuclear wasteland. In other words, he's not trying to tear down civilization, but rebuild some semblance of one. He's a bad guy, but it doesn't have the same feel as the first movies. I don't remember Thunderdome too well, but it seems far more anarchic in my memories, more like a war lord sitting on top of the chaos as opposed to building an ordered society, however twisted that order may be.

With shades of the end of Elysium, at the end of the movie the water is turned on and allowed to flow without restriction. Immediately I thought: they're going to run out of water.

The world of Mad Max is highly K-selected. The villain and Max are both K-selected, but at the end, Max abandons the rabbits he set free. You know how it will end.

5.16.2015

FOX Gets Red Pilled

Her amygdala is triggered, she shaking. If he was single he'd be 70% of the way there.

5.11.2015

Liberation Theology Is Marxism

And Marxism is anti-Christian. Liberation theologists are worse than Arians and it will probably take several centuries to wipe them out.
Catholic church warms to liberation theology as founder heads to Vatican
“At the heart of liberation theology is the gospel – the good news of Christianity – which is not purely interior, but needs to address one of the most pressing problems of our time, and that is massive global poverty,” says Lee.
The one bright side of progressivism is they replace themselves with maleducated Kool-aid drinkers.

Children's Crying Game

From Social Matter: On The Creation Of Unicorns
When I was a kid, my dad used to take my sister and me to the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey circus every year when its tour schedule brought it to Madison Square Garden. One year (I was maybe 12 or 13, so this would have made it the mid-1980s) the television commercials for the circus advertised that this time, they’d have a genuine, real-life unicorn there. They even showed it in the commercial – this white animal with a long straight horn right in the middle of its head that was riding around on what looked like a parade float, next to a woman wearing a floofy pink dress and one of those conical princess hats (the proper term for that type of hat is a “hennin”, in case you didn’t know that) who was holding its leash.

Well, my sister was just about as excited as you’d expect any 10-year-old girl from an American suburb in the 80s to be about meeting a unicorn in person. I was reaching the age where boys tend to lose interest in things like going to the circus, but I’ll have to admit that I was pretty curious myself. I was old enough to have learned that there was no such thing as unicorns, and yet… and yet, here one was. On TV, no less – and there are laws against lying in a TV commercial! I sure did want to figure out how they’d managed that. So even though I’d been considering begging off that year, I went to the circus without putting up any resistance.

5.08.2015

Diversity Does Have Its Upsides

Conservatives have accepted all of the actual downside of diversity, while liberals celebrate what they perceive as the upside. The future will be a lot better than conservatives expect, and a lot worse than liberals expect.

Case in point. BBQ joint to host 'White Appreciation Day'
"We have a whole month for black history month," Antillon said. "We have a whole month for Hispanic heritage month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans."
Nothing new about the idea. Nothing new about the response.
"It's a perpetuation of racism," said Ricardo Romero, a civil rights activist and community organizer in Weld County. "It's wrong, if you're going to give a discount, give it to the whole community."

There could be legal repercussions as well, according to Jennifer McPherson of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.

"If someone felt like they were being discriminated against, they could come to the civil rights division and file a complaint in our office and we would investigate that," said McPherson.
What is new: the Hispanic owners don't care.
Antillon said he would consider offering a discount to other racial groups, but said it's unlikely to actually happen.

5.06.2015

Diversity Sucks

Separation of Church and Cubicle: Religion in the Workplace
What is behind this dissonance — fewer religious Americans, more Americans complaining? In part, it comes from the fact that recent waves of immigrants have brought with them many more kinds of religions, and these immigrants are settling in places beyond big, diverse cities. “We’re in a period of time right now when there are more religions in the workplace than there ever were,” says Gregg. “People used to live in clumps, but now are living all over the place. A lot of new groups are moving into areas they weren’t in before. There were no Muslims in Cheboygan. There are areas where there were no Muslims at all, and now they are building a mosque. We have one the largest Buddhist groups in a rural area in the country.

In addition, Gregg adds, “we are in a period of time when people are insisting on being people of faith, and a growing number of people don’t want to have faith inflicted upon them. They want to be people of faith, but not your faith.” At the same time, he says, some people who are religious are now more likely to adhere to more orthodox strains.

Friedman puts it this way: “People are less identified with organized religion, and there is a more strident fundamentalist movement.” Why the extremes? “It seems we are living in a more uncertain world, and for many people that is frightening. We are more conscious through the Internet of the horrible things in the world, so seeking asylum and comfort in a proscribed path for living kind of makes sense.”

The solution: everybody should become an SWPL.
Making religion and the workplace comfortable bedfellows comes down to making a distinction between religion and spirituality for Wharton’s Friedman. Religion divides people. Spirituality, on the other hand, embraces many of the same virtuous qualities any employer wants to see take hold: “The notion of having a spiritual consciousness, being rooted in values such as loving kindness and the connection of all humans as one family, treating others as you wish to be treated, karma, taking care of the planet we share — these are all very useful values for any organizational setting,” he points out.

Rothbard says it’s not about bringing your authentic self to work. “I call it bringing your best self to work,” she says. “Bring your best self to work and talk about aspects of religious identity in a way that might be different, but is hopefully respectful of others’ identities.”
Only when the Boomers are dead will this nonsense go away.

5.05.2015

Pamela Gellar Deals With the Dhimmis

The critics of Pamela Gellar have a point. She did taunt Islam and she provoked exactly the response I suspect she wanted. She's is intentionally insulting the religion, which I generally oppose simply on the grounds of civility. If we lived in a sane world, I'd oppose intentionally offending Muslims because it's rude and boorish. We don't live in a sane world.

The winning cartoon wasn't anti-Islam, it was a political cartoon. Drawing the prophet is against Islam, but that rule does not apply to non-Muslims. I assume some of the drawings were offensive for the sake of being offensive, but I really don't see anything offensive about the winning drawing below. In contrast, it would not be difficult to find offensive things aimed directly at Christians on TV in the next few hours. I honestly don't know what drawing an image of Mohammed registers on the offensive scale for Islam, but from my view, most of prime time television is more offensive to Islam and Christianity and Judaism (and more) than this drawing. These media outlets criticizing Gellar are fountains of blasphemy pumped straight into believers' faces. That people can't see this clearly shows how far Western civilization has fallen.

Furthermore, most people criticizing her did not bring on the piss Christ artist or elephant dung Virgin Mary artist and harangue them non-stop. They are not showing the cartoons from the contest on air or in their newspapers or on their websites, as good dhimmis should.

The AmericanThinker rightly juxtaposed this image with the piss Christ that was funded by the NEA. Would the government fund a piss Prophet?




Good on ya Pam.

5.04.2015

Racial Profiler in Chief

Harassment of young black men by Chicago police and University of Chicago police kept the Obama's safe in Chicago. They enjoyed the benefits of the system and they will happily enjoy it again if need be, at the same time working to undo the protections that keep many black families safe. For all the stirring up of racial hatred and revenge attacks, the ultimate losers from the Obama presidency will be blacks subjected to increase crime as policing is reduced.

The Racially Profiling Private Army That Kept Barack and Michelle Safe in Chicago

5.02.2015

Michael Bloomberg Added to SPLC Hatewatch

It can be argued ‘We disproportionately stop whites too much. And minorities too little’

BLOOMBERG SUGGESTS BANNING YOUNG MINORITY MALES FROM GUN OWNERSHIP

Stop-and-frisk Drives Up Upper Class White Birthrates in NYC
It is not well-to-do families in TriBeCa who are responsible for this waning, as any casual examination of Greenwich Street at 3 p.m. and a look at the outsize apartments in real estate listings might make evident. TriBeCa, in fact, logged one of the highest birthrates in the city. In 2013, the highest rates of multiple births occurred on the Upper East Side and in Brooklyn Heights. Between 2004 and 2013, of all the racial groups that the city’s Health Department measures, birthrates increased only among whites.

Beginning around 2010, as birthrates among whites started steadily to climb up, birthrates among blacks began to go down. In 2013, blacks had a birthrate of 12.7, the lowest of any group in the city, with the abortion rate four times as high among black women as among white women — a reality that has had certain black clergy members alarmed and calling for action. Asians and Hispanics maintained the highest birthrates, but these figures, too, have trended downward in recent years.


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In 2013, 233 people were murdered in Baltimore, giving the city a higher murder rate than South Africa. Even as thousands of cops in riot gear enforced a curfew on April 28th, police scanners reported carjackings, robberies and one murder—none of them connected to the protests.
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