Ghettos for thee but, not for me.

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Wow. Just… wow. Check out this quote from the NY Post.

As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370-square-foot property features “soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows” with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter-acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

To be honest, I’ve seen the photos and what can I say? Don’t hate the player, hate the game. And BLM is playing the game of grievance – well. And to add a bit more irony to the story, the demographics of where she lives is also raising eyebrows. According to  to official data, non-hispanic white people make up 82.3% of the population in Topanga Canyon while African-Americans comprise a mere 1.64% of the population.

Although black lives may matter to Khan-Cullors, it appears as though she doesn’t want to live next door to them. #Irony Look at these headlines.

Do you know what these 3 headlines have in common, besides the story itself? They are all from news organizations OUTSIDE of the USA. So, while this is a noteable story here in America, it is nowhere NEAR as big as it should be for a couple of reasons. The first reason is censorship. Here is a quote from The Federalist.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors purchased a $1.4 million home last month in Topanga Canyon, a secluded area of Los Angeles whose population is reportedly less than 2 percent black. The self-described Marxist is now facing criticism for the extravagant purchase, including from Jason Whitlock, an African-American sports journalist. 

Whitlock tweeted about the controversy last week, writing, “Black Lives Matter Founder buys $1.4 million home in Topanga, which has a black population of 1.4%. She’s with her people!” He added a link to the story on the celebrity property blog The Dirt. Twitter quickly deleted his post and locked his account for “violating our rules against posting private information.

Something else being censored online (or suppressed, shall we say), is this story from The Grio (a popular website with African Americans). Out of the hundreds of millions of people on Twitter (to include BLM friends and detractors), its only been shared 12 times at this writing. Here is a quote from the article.

BLM reportedly brought in $90 million in donations last year, and now inquiring minds want to know if or how Cullors is paid by the organization and how much she has contributed to charity, per Daily Mail. Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter Greater New York City, is calling for a probe into Cullors’ finances.

The other reason why this sensational story has yet to reach the critical mass of.. say… (insert any keyword here, any keyword at all and add the the word Trump to a headline) is because of new BLM violence protests. The protests are in response to a female officer who fatally shot a black man at a traffic stop. The action was accidental as the intent was to fire a taser instead. It was tragic and the police officer should be fired and punished for ineptitude. Like clockwork, the mainstream media did not hesitate to make a bad situation worse. For example, I’m sure The NY Times got a lot of clicks from this tweet.

Unfortunately, most people will see headlines like this and not learn the details of what actually happened. Daunte Wright was not killed over an air freshner in his car. There was a warrant for his arrest which is why he resisted arrest and tried to flee.

Nevertheless, the narrative will be that the police are hunting black men in the streets and the violence against them is unending; which is not true.

The truth of this incident will come out eventually but by then, the mainstream media will likely say very little (or nothing) about it when it does.

Protests will continue for awhile and some will be peaceful, likely throughout the day.

But at night, riots and looting will commence as the protesters “grieve” the loss of Duante Wright by getting Nike tennis shoes at 100% off.

And when the smoke clears, no one is going to remember anything about BLM’s founder buying a million dollar mansion. And if they do, the story will be censored by Big Tech (again), suppressed in the mainstream media (again), as the next tragedy is used to garner more outrage and the cycle continues.

Sigh.

SURVEY: Race Relations Worse Under Biden than Trump

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So, I read this article today from Washington Examiner that had my mind racing a bit. Its entitled, “Black people agree: Race relations ‘worse’ under Biden.” It was a short article and I quote most of it.

Under President Joe Biden’s administration, race relations have “gotten worse,” and more black people believe so than not.

According to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, this one on the George Floyd murder trial of a white Minneapolis police officer, 40% of likely voters said race relations have deteriorated under Biden. About 3% of respondents said they see no change, and 22% said they are better.

What is remarkable is that even more black people, 41%, believe race relations have worsened, a sharp break from the liberals and Democrats who don’t see much change since former President Donald Trump left office.

Biden has a black and Asian vice president, and he has a more diverse staff and Cabinet than Trump, but it apparently hasn’t influenced how the public views the issue. The media have also hyped his black voter support in the 2020 election, though it also saw Trump winning more than expected.

“During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden supported the protests, promising action on ‘systemic racism,’ but most voters don’t think the country’s racial problems have improved,” the poll said. “Only 22% say race relations in America have gotten better since Biden was elected president. Forty percent (40%) say race relations have gotten worse since the election, while 34% say race relations are about the same.”

When I read that I wondered how race relations are measured in our country. Typically, there is a survey or poll of some kind, followed by opinion. It occurred to me that if someone really wanted to know the state of race relations in the USA, three data points would be undeniable: the rate of interracial marriages, interracial families and the rate of interracial adoption. What better measures could there be of total acceptance than that? I think it would be hard to find a more convincing argument. Here are some stats that I found.

AMERICAN OPINION

  •  Nearly four-in-ten adults (39%) say the growing number of people marrying someone of a different race is good for society, up from 24% in 2010.
  • A 2018 Statista survey examined the representation of interracial couples in popular American TV shows. 43% of female participants stated that these TV shows need more interracial couples, and in total, 39% of respondents claimed these relationships should be more frequent on TV.
  • Biracial couples are increasingly the norm in advertising and there are no efforts to cancel the trend.

And to quote The Guardian

It’s been half a century since the US supreme court decriminalized interracial marriage. Since then, the share of interracial and interethnic marriages in America has increased fivefold, from 3% of all weddings in 1967 to 17% in 2015.

STATS ON INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE

  • Nearly three-in-ten Asian newlyweds (29%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity in 2015, as were 27% of Hispanic newlyweds.
  • Although Asian and Hispanic newlyweds are most likely to be intermarried, overall increases in intermarriage have been driven in part by rising intermarriage rates among black and white newlyweds. The most dramatic increase has occurred among black newlyweds, whose intermarriage rate more than tripled from 5% in 1980 to 18% in 2015. Among whites, the rate rose from 4% in 1980 to 11% in 2015.
  • In 2015, 24% of recently married black men were intermarried, compared with 12% of newly married black women. 

STATS ON INTERRACIAL FAMILIES

  • One-in-seven U.S. infants (14%) are multiracial or multiethnic. This share is nearly triple the share (5%) in 1980.

STATS ON INTERRACIAL ADOPTION

  • The percentage of international adoptions that are interracial: 84%.
  • 1 out of every 5 adoptions in the United States that is privately initiated and funded will be an interracial adoption.
  • Among all non-Caucasian children who are adopted, 73% of them are adopted into Caucasian families.

AND JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING…

  • Studies show that interracial / transracial adoptions can provide a stable home for children in need, with more than 75% of transracially adopted children adjusting well to their new homes.
  • A 1995 study determined that interracial adoption had no negative impact on a child when it comes to “adjustment, self-esteem, academic achievement, peer relationships, parental and adult relationships.”

So, my question is this…

If there is a large (and growing) percentage of interracial marriages, interracial families, interracial adoptions and social acceptance of interracial couples, where is all of this alleged racism coming from? Could it be a by-product of the cultural marxism taught by critical race theory in our public schools? Could it be a false narrative projected upon the citizenry by the mainstream media for the purposes of profit? Could it also be part of a plan to distract and divide the country as our enemies slowly take control? Call me crazy but yes, I think so.

More interesting reading for you…

Sources: 2017 – Pew Research, 2018 – Statista, Brandon Gaille, Rainbow Kids

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The Covid Conspiracy: What They Don’t Want You To See

In this episode, I dive into a very interesting article about Covid-19 and how certain information, from authoritative voices, are censored online. To quote from the article I discuss, “Informed consent isn’t possible when the opinions of renowned experts are being censored by those who control which voices we get to hear.” Truer words have not been spoken. Tune in and be amazed by what the mainstream media has kept from you concerning Covid-19.

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This is why they want our guns…

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Today, President Joe Biden announced Executive Orders on Gun Control. in his speech he said the following:

“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said. “These are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”

Continuing, Biden said: “But no amendment to the Constitution is absolute … From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning the Second Amendment existed, certain people weren’t allowed to have weapons. So the idea is just bizarre to suggest that some of the things we’re recommending are contrary to the Constitution.”

As soon as his speech was over, political pundits began debunking his speech as inaccurate and unconstitutional. One such pundit was from Tim Pool Daily Show (April 8, 2021 – s573 – Biden Wrongly Denounces Constitutional Rights In Order To Enforce Democrat Gun Control Agenda) who not only pointed out the fallacies of what Biden was asserting but also several false narratives and phony arguments that the gun control lobby likes to assert. It is well worth a listen.

President Biden called the gun violence in the USA an “epidemic” that has to stop, clearly appealing to Americans’ sense of compassion by expressing his personal convictions to protect the citizenry. His most earnest pleas did not resonate as authentic to me for two reasons. For one, in 1986, Biden voted with the National Rifle Association on a bill called the “Firearms Owners’ Protection Act,” which the nation’s largest pro-gun organization called “the law that saved gun rights” because it rolled back overreaching government regulations. NBC noted that Biden was the key to the law’s passage at the time. So, what happened? The political wins changed and Biden changed with them.

And for two, his son – Hunter Biden, should be charged with a felony for lying on a gun background check. How ironic. Yet, I highly doubt Hunter will even answer for his crime. There was no mention of it in Biden’s speech today and smart money says it will be avoided by the mainstream media as a topic in any press briefings; except maybe by Fox. This reeks of the 2-tier justice elites enjoy but everyday Americans are denied. All to say, I do not see Biden making a stand on principal. Rather, these situations suggest to me that the announcement of his gun control actions has ulterior motives…

  1. To distract from the disastrous border crisis the Biden administration created.
  2. To rally the left and get their needed goodwill ahead of pending legislation that will likely be unpopular (More taxes, perhaps?)
  3. To play the long game of more population control by removing more freedoms.

Whether the reason for his executive orders is one or all of the above, I do not think the catalyst for them was the best interest of the American people. If it were, Biden would have urged his Democratic colleagues (despite the politics of the day) to try different strategies to curb crime in their cities. For example, Chicago is known for its gun violence and yet they have some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Key takeaway: Law abiding citizens have difficulty getting protection whereas getting guns are easy for criminals. Simply put, legal gun owners are not the ones causing problems. I am reminded of a tweet from Charlie Kirk.

Some people say that America does not have a gun violence problem and that the gun is the innocent bystander caught in the crossfire. Indeed, some point out that 62% of USA gun deaths are suicides. No matter which argument you buy, it does seem to me that the gun control debate is not about the safety of the American people, not entirely. Why? There are many things more deadly than gun in America and efforts to address them pale in comparison to gun control. Here are just a few:

If it is provably true that there are statistically more deadlier concerns than gun violence then, why the political focus on the issue? I think 2 reasons:

a) If you do not have guns then you are more dependent on the government to protect you from criminals. More government in your life means more taxes to pay for the added protection. As a result, an elite group of rulers (and their cronies) gets richer as you get poorer.

b) If you do not have guns then nothing can protect you from government tyranny and they can trample your rights and take away your freedoms without significant fear of violent reprisals from the masses. Consider the following quotes and their authors…

“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjugated races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.” -Adolf Hitler

“One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.” – Mao Tze Tung

This last quote is the hallowed Second Amendment of the US Constitution. It was passed by Congress on September 25, 1789 and ratified December 15, 1791.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

I am grateful for the wisdom of our founding fathers and the God-given right to own a firearm in America. See you next week with more rants.