Do We Perpetuate Black Stereotypes?

Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there have been the police murders of Eric Garner (Staten Island, N.Y.), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles, and Michael Brown (Ferguson, Mo.). Each of these victims were all unarmed, young, Black and male.

In each instance, there were credible witnesses or video recordings that recounted events very differently from the official police version. Based on what we know so far, I think all the policemen involved in these unjustified deaths should be convicted of murder and sent to jail.

As abhorrent as these actions were, they should spark a larger, separate conversation about the images that we have created around Black life and Black culture. To reiterate, regardless of these images, there is no justification for killing those young Black men. Let’s be clear about that.

But let’s be equally clear and courageous enough to take another look at what we are contributing to the misperceptions and stereotypes of us as a race. This is a separate conversation from what happened in New York, LA and Ferguson, Mo., but this is as good a time to hold it as any.

For the past 30 years, we have created images of Blacks in the most negative of lights. For those who would say it’s just music, it’s just a movie, it’s just a reality TV show; I say now there is just another Black body lying in the streets of America.

Before you go to war, the first thing that is needed is to create a psychological operations campaign (psy-ops). This is a tactic that the military uses to marginalize its targeted population so that when the troops are sent in to destroy this group, there is no public outcry.

Just look at how the U.S. military vilified and demonized former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and terrorist Osama Bin Laden before we set out to kill them. Upon their deaths at the hands of the U.S. military, the American people cheered because we had devalued and marginalized them before the American people.

I can’t help but ask the Black community, have we unleashed a psy-ops campaign on our own people?

In the horror movie series Frankenstein, Dr. Frankenstein did not set out to create a monster; but rather he was a scientist playing around in his laboratory. As a result of this experimentation, he created a monster that neither he nor society could control.

In a similar manner, one could argue that Blacks, specifically in Hip-Hop, have experimented in the laboratory called a recording studio; and by exercising their First Amendment Right of freedom of speech and expression through music, they have created their own version of Frankenstein.

In the beginning, like with Frankenstein, people marveled at this new creation and people were willing to pay to see and hear it. There was “Rappers Delight,” there was “The Message,” and there was “Fight the Power.” Then, the imagery and lyrics took a twisted turn under a perverted interpretation of the First Amendment called “keeping it real.”

Now, the establishment, especially the police, had become the enemy. Hip-Hop became a counter-culture movement that turned into a monster that could no longer be controlled. Women became “bitches and hoes,” men became hyper-sexualized thugs who were only out to force themselves on your daughters and to “get rich or die trying.” When rap music started, it was a verbal extension of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; it was about the uplifting of our community and providing a voice to those often without a voice.

Then in the 1990s, rap took a more militaristic tone with the creation of “gangsta rap.” This too, was an verbal extension of the Civil Rights movement; but more in the spirit of Malcolm X on steroids. These artists represented those in the “hood” who felt trapped and abused by the system. They felt like no one cared about them and that life was about the here and now – immediate gratification; so screw the future. They wanted to “get theirs now.” They wanted to live fast, even if it meant dying young.

This ultimately led to the “thug” culture, personified by hit movies like Scarface, New Jack City and Carlito’s Way; each glorified the criminal lifestyle.

Then you had the crack epidemic of the 1990s with the violence that it brought into the hood. All these factors combined to create a narrative that Black life was worthless and Black youth brought no value to society.

It’s too bad the rap world didn’t heed the words of Chuck D, KRS-One, Doug E. Fresh, Heavy D, MC Lyte, Kool Moe Dee. D-Nice, Daddy-O and others on the all-time classic, “Self Destruction,” which had as its chorus, “Self-Destruction, ya headed for Self-Destruction (repeat).”

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is courtesy of SingleBlackMale.org.

Ferguson, Missouri: The Face of the ‘War on Whites’

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease” is an American idiom used to convey the idea that the most noticeable (or loudest) problems (or people) are the ones most likely to get attention.

Americans are shocked and dismayed by the shootings, looting and rioting happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Elected leaders, at every level of government, appear to be rewarding this behavior by giving it undo attention. First it was Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) taking full control of the streets of Ferguson from the Mayor and City Council. Governor Nixon then called out the Missouri National Guard. Now President Obama is sending U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson. The “attention escalation” has been breathtaking. Yet, the more attention they get the more violent they become.

On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 there were two shootings involving black and white men, the one in Ferguson and another in Miami, FL. The differences in “attention escalation” are stark.

miami synagogue hamas swastikaA visiting 60-year old Brooklyn orthodox Rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot dead by two young black men in full view of his son-in-law and grandsons while walking to Shabbat (Saturday) services at Bais Menachem synagogue in North Miami.  It is alleged by Miami Dade police that it may have been a botched robbery attempt.  The irony is that orthodox Jews carry no money on Shabbat. One of the black assailants fled on a bicycle, while the other, on foot.  The week before the murder of Rabbi Raksin an Orthodox synagogue, in the same vicinity,  Torah V’Emunah,  was vandalized with red swastikas with the word “Hamas”.

Why are government officials not treating both shootings equally under the law?

The answer may be that many, including Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL), believe America is seeing an escalation of the “War on Whites”. In terms of getting attention, it appears there are different rules for a black man killing a white man than for a white man (or white police officer) shooting a black man. David Weigel from the Huffington Post reports on Congressman Brooks remarks concerning illegal immigration and a “War on Whites”:

“Well, this is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party,” he said. “And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well, that’s not true, OK? And if you look at the polling data, every demographic group in America agrees with the rule of law and securing our borders.” He told listeners to seek out a speech Rep. Raul Labrador (whose family is Puerto Rican) gave about the rhetoric. ‘The Democrats, they have to demagogue on this, and turn it into a racial issue.'”

The featured image is of King Shamir Shabazz who is in Ferguson. Shabazz was, as were the Reverend Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson, in Florida during the 2012 Trayvon Martin shooting trial and participated in demonstrations in the Orlando area.

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New Black Panther Party members give the black power salute from the stage of the “Redeem the Dream” event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

In April 2012 Florida private investigator Bill Warner reported, “Shabazz started out in Louis Farrakhan’s ‘Fruit of Islam’ security detail. He later left to join his idol Khallid Muhammed in the New Black Panther Party.  On whites: ‘I’m about the total destruction of white people. I’m about the total liberation of black people. I hate white people. I hate my enemy. . . .’. ‘The only thing the cracker understands is violence,’ said Shabazz, whose face also bears the tattoos ‘Freedom,’ ‘BPG’ (Black Power Gang) and ‘NBPP’ (New Black Panther Party). ‘The only thing the cracker understands is gunpowder.'”

Is there a war against White people? Are we seeing the rise of the Islamic State of Ferguson (ISOF)?

There are certain pejoratives used by those conducting the war on whites or “white war mongers.” Words like: Christian, Jew, right wing, legal citizen, gun owner, businessman, rich, conservative, constitutionalist, married with children, TEA Party, TEA bagger, racist, Islamophobe, homophobe or just plain “whitey.” There are also pejoratives for blacks who act like whites: Uncle Tom, not black enough, etc. You can tell these white war mongers by their use of a Nazi style salute, talk about social justice for themselves but not whitey and make demands that call for equality for anyone but whites.

Greg Gutfeld from the Fox News program The Five said these rioters, “Need slugs not hugs.” Rep. Brooks said on Breitbart TV, “White[s] are treated differently, you can discriminate against them.” Brooks said there is “reverse discrimination” going on.

Ferguson has become the face of the “War on Whites”. If you doubt it just watch the nightly news.

What do you think about the war on whites? Please leave a comment.

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Renewables: Florida’s Green Energy Killing Fields

BirdsFlorida Power and Light (FP&L) on its website states, “At our three solar energy centers throughout Florida, we’re making the most of our state’s sunshine, turning it into clean energy and using it to power your home or business.” FP&L has solar energy centers (solar panel farms) located in Cape Canaveral (Space Coast Next Generation Solar Energy Center), Desoto County (Desoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center) and Indiantown (Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center).

In August 2007 then Governor Crist joined FPL Group Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Lew Hay in announcing FPL Group’s $2.4 billion investment program aimed at increasing the use of solar thermal energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. One of the country’s largest electric utilities, FPL is planning to build 300 megawatts of solar generating capacity in Florida. The new facility will avoid nearly 11 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 20-year period. FPL Groups serves customers in 26 states, and its principal subsidiary, Florida Power & Light Company, serves more than 4.3 million customer accounts in Florida.

“It only makes sense that the sunshine state would have a solar power plant,” former Governor Crist said. “This plant will serve as an example to other Florida and American companies that alternative energy can work.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times, “As of June 2013, California leads the nation with 3,761 megawatts of installed solar capacity. Arizona comes in second with 1,250 megawatts. New Jersey, which isn’t exactly known for its sunny skies but where roof-mounted units have proven popular, ranks third with 1,119 megawatts. Florida, by contrast, has 202 megawatts, making it No. 10 in the nation.”

What the media does not tell you is how many birds have been killed at FP&L’s three solar energy centers.

The author of Energy Freedom and Executive Director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE) Marita Noon writes, “Even green projects have an impact on their surrounding environment. Green energy, specifically so-called renewables [wind, solar], has been sold to the American public as the answer to a host of crimes against the planet.”

Noon reports:

Wind turbines chop up bald and golden eagles, and other endangered species, like a Cuisinart—the taller turbines with longer blades (which produce more energy, and, therefore, is where the trend is heading) have a predicted annual ten-fold mortality increase.

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Hundreds of acres of photovoltaic solar panels confuse migratory water birds, such as the “once-critically endangered brown pelican whose lifestyle involves fishing by diving into open water,” to veer miles out of their way to dive toward what they perceive are lakes or wetlands—only to die from “blunt force trauma.” At the largest solar thermal plant in the world, Ivanpah, owned by BrightSource Energy, the 170,000 reflecting mirrors—designed to “superheat liquid in boilers”—literally fries feathers. The USA Today reports that the intense radiation—called solar flux—has singed some birds, melted feathers, and denatured the protein in their wings as they fly through the intense heat. Unable to fly, the injured birds drop out of the sky and die.

Ellen Knickmeyer and John Locher from the Associated Press report, “Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — ‘streamers,’ for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.  Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one ‘streamer’ every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a still-bigger version.”

ABC NEWS VIDEO: Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) mandated that 33% of the states energy be from solar power, stating, “The sun in California is like the oil in Texas.”

The BrightSource Energy website states, “Since its founding in 2006, BrightSource has significantly evolved – from a small start-up with a great idea that became the foundation for the world’s largest solar thermal power project – to a company focused on global deployment of its solar field technology and support services.”

On September 21, 2012, the LA Times ran a story about the BrightSource Energy large-scale solar projects titled, “Taxpayers, ratepayers will fund California solar plants,” with the subhead: A new breed of prospectors — banks, insurers, utility companies — are receiving billions in subsidies while taxpayer and ratepayers are paying most of the costs. Critics say it’s a rip-off.

Florida FP&L ratepayers subsidize these three renewable solar energy wildlife killing fields. Will we be constructing more of these “solar deserts” in the sunshine state?

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A picture is worth a thousand words!

In 1911 New York Journal editor Arthur Brisbane while discussing journalism and publicity said, “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” That has morphed into the now commonly used phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” So it is with politics.

Early voting has begun in Florida. In Sarasota County at least two of the three races, and perhaps all three, for school board will be determined on August 26, 2014. To win the primary one of the candidates must receive 50% plus one vote.

The picture below tells you who the local union, Sarasota Classified/Teachers Association, is backing.

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For a larger view click on the image.

If one picture is not enough to convince you where Brown, Goodwin and Marsh stand on issues then here is another picture worth a thousand words. It is the early voting ballot put out by the Sarasota County Democrat Party:

democrat party of sarasota 2014 primary

For a larger view click on the image.

To learn more about Brown, Goodwin and Marsh read these articles:

Any questions?

New TV Spot Blasts President Obama on his Iran and anti-Terror policies

Secure America Now sponsors an ad that recreates the “Daisy Girl.” It suggests President Obama’s refusal to stand up against Iran’s nuclear program is risking disaster for America. Muslim jihadists in America are probable.

Breaking Defense’s James Kitfield interviewed Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the outgoing chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Kitfield asked General Flynn: Did you ever feel like a lone voice in the administration warning that the terrorist threat was growing, not receding? General Flynn replied:

I think we collectively felt that way. We said many times, “Hey, we need to get this intelligence in front of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the National Security adviser! The White House needs to see this intelligence picture we have!”

We saw all this connective tissue developing between these [proliferating] terrorist groups. So when asked if the terrorists were on the run, we couldn’t respond with any answer but ‘no.’ When asked if the terrorists were defeated, we had to say ‘no.’ Anyone who answers ‘yes’ to either of those questions either doesn’t know what they are talking about, they are misinformed, or they are flat out lying.

Read the full interview here.

Described as “a nonpartisan organization dedicated to bringing critical security issues to the forefront of the American debate,” Secure America Now says, “Iran is not only the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, they openly brag about providing Hamas with missile technology,” Roth further told Breitbart News, “Between rockets launched behind human shields in Gaza to Hamas guerrillas tunneling into Israel, America can no longer ignore how a nuclear Iran would further destabilize the world.”

The ad shows the Daisy Girl turning in response to a nuclear blast behind her. It reminded me of a description by a woman who was an excellent Bible student who said she had a dream while living in an unpopulated area of Tennessee in her retirement. She was startled and turned to see mushroom clouds in the distance which she said was in the direction of Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga where I lived at the time.

It’s been 25 years since she shared that and she has probably passed, but there’s no doubt in my mind that America will pay a horrible price for the foolish game it is playing with Hamas v Israel and failing to support the only country in the region where Christians are welcome and can travel without fear.

Why can’t we get past the paralysis of the analysis regarding an admitted Muslim whose birth certificate is a fraud, as stated by experts, and who promised change that we could believe it. Do we really believe America should go down like this—so much is beyond the Constitution by leaders and politicians who are untrue to their oath of office.

We are like the frog in water that is slowly heating, never knowing when to jump, but when we feel the heat, we will be too weak to move.

When Ferguson, MO becomes Yourtown, USA, and the U.S. military or National Guard visit your home, it will be over.

The Bible refers to an “overflowing scourge” when a time of judgment comes and “a refuge of lies” is swept away, Isaiah 28:17,18. No Agnes, the Bible is not a book of myths. It’s ahead of the evening news, and we will be in agony if we don’t understand the truths for our time.

Where is the National Republican Congressional Committee in Maryland’s District 6 race?

Harriet Brinker, a Facebook friend, shared with me the below letter from Dan Bongino, Republican Candidate for the U.S. Congress in Maryland 6th District. I had the opportunity to meet Dan at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. I interviewed him on the radio and got to know the man up close and personal. He is the real deal.

I just pulled over about 2 hours into a trip to Allegheny County to write this. I think it’s time.

Have you heard of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC)? They exist to allegedly help Republican candidates get elected to congress. Do you know that it’s been months since my victory in the Republican primary in Maryland and I haven’t heard a peep from either them or the RNC?

Do these establishmentarians think it’s easy running as a Republican in deep-blue Maryland? Do they think that after years of having OUR party nearly taken over by cronyists, interventionists, purveyors of bad policies like TARP and grotesque levels of government spending, that outsiders like me have it easy?

I can barely knock on an Independent’s or a non-white-male-voter’s door without being thrown off their porch. Do you feel that you’ve mastered the message and it’s really people like me who are the problem? Who do you think is fighting this battle? It’s certainly not you. We’re the ones at the doors, where it matters.

What’s your reason for ignoring me, and the many others fighting for this magical country’s tomorrows? Do I not fit into your box? Is it my youth, my message, or is it that I haven’t firmly planted my lips on your rear-end?

I’m a Republican because I believe liberty matters and we should not surrender OUR party to cronyists and connected-insiders. We built this house and you don’t get to burglarize it and keep the spoils. If elected Democrats want to monopolize unlimited government and evaporating liberty then go join them in their house but stay out of ours.

Finally, thanks to the grassroots who have accepted me as one of their own, despite my recent entrance into the political arena. It’s your sweat and positive energy that keeps me going despite the willful ignorance of so many on the inside. It’s you that matters. Thank you so much.

-Dan

ABOUT DAN BONGINO

Dan began his career with the NYPD in 1995 as a member of the pattern identification unit, specializing in the identification of serial criminals, and became a full time police officer in 1997, where he graduated with honors from the Police Academy.

Dan proudly joined the ranks of the U.S. Secret Service in 1999 as a special agent in the New York Office where he was assigned to investigate computer crimes, bank fraud, and credit card fraud. His early career was marked by a number of investigative successes earning Dan a Department of Justice recognition award.

Dan moved to Maryland in 2002 to become an instructor at the Secret Service training academy. Dan was awarded a number of commendations for his work in redesigning the investigative curriculum to reflect current investigative trends.

In 2006, Dan entered into duty with the elite Presidential Protective Division in the administration of President George W. Bush. Dan distinguished himself by becoming one of the earliest tenured agents to be given responsibility for an operational section of the protective detail. Dan remained on protective duty during the change in administration to President Barack Obama, quickly becoming the highest ranking member of his operational shift of agents. With this distinction came greater responsibility and Dan rose to the challenge. He was designated as the lead agent responsible for the coordination of President Obama’s visits to Prague, Jakarta, amongst a myriad of terror threats, and finally as the lead agent responsible for his visit to an active war zone in Afghanistan. Dan was awarded a series of commendations and left the protective detail as one of their most distinguished agents.

After completing the maximum time served allowed on presidential protection duty in 2010, Dan chose to stay in Maryland, transferring to the Baltimore Office. There, he immediately made an impact on the community by breaking up one of the largest fraud rings in Maryland’s history.

Upon resigning from the Secret Service in 2011, Dan began a grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate against the feared Maryland Democratic machine. Despite overwhelming odds, Dan defeated nine opponents in the Republican primary. Dan finished second in a three-­‐way race in the general election and continues to act as an activist within the community.

Dan is currently married with two young children. His wife Paula is a web-­design consultant. Dan is a consultant specializing in international security and corporate strategy. He has earned master’s degrees in both psychology and business administration.

The War on Babies

The Democrats are angry that abortionists are being held to standards of cleanliness and professionalism…so guess what they did!

Testifying against a Florida bill that would require abortionists to provide emergency medical care to an infant who survives an abortion, Planned Parenthood lobbyist Alisa LaPolt Snow was asked point blank: “If a baby is born on a table as a result of a botched abortion, what would Planned Parenthood want to have happen to that child that is struggling for life?” She replied: “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”

Jaws in the committee room dropped. Asked again, she repeated her answer.

Dr. Gosnell’s clinic was called the “house of horrors.”  It was grimy, smelling of urine, blood splashed around and refrigerators containing baby body parts stored in jars.  It is incredible that his clinic was not inspected by the Department of Health for seventeen years.  The clinic was also a source of illegal drugs to many “patients.”

Gosnell initially came to the attention of law enforcement not because of his abortions but because he was running a “pill mill.”

PLAGIARISM: Students fail, politicians resign, but professors go back to work

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No peeking!

The Dissident Prof has spent many an agonizing hour with the student who has insulted her intelligence by copying and pasting large pieces of text into her own paper.  She has followed the policy of the various institutions in which she has taught and punished students accordingly.  She remembers one case of a solid B student who in the midst of the rush or the excitement of the end  of the semester decided to use the cut and paste functions on her keyboard for large portions of the final paper.  Alas, I had to inform her that her paper received a zero.  Her final letter grade dropped down to the next one.  That is one reason why college professors always have boxes of tissues on their desks.

The same punishment is not meted to some tenured professors, however. 

In Minding the Campus, I write about the case of Slavoj Zizek, the Slovenian pseudo-philosopher who was discovered to have lifted entire passages from the magazine American Renaissance.  Writers jumped to his defense.  At Inside Higher Ed the worshipful Hollis Phelps contextualized the “sharing” in terms of postmodernism and death of the author, etc.–plus the fact that such a celebrity academic cannot be fully responsible for errors committed by assistants.  Zizek holds forth, sometimes bare-chested from his bed, mixing Marxism, Freudianism, Hegelianism, and pop psychology to offer what is taken as trenchant commentary.  There are entire college courses and books on Zizek. Fortunately, Professor Zizek remains covered up in his bed.

See the below video clip. It’s from one of his full-length movies in his filmography, probably The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology.

The Cabinet of Plagiarism blogger calls this “the summer of plagiarism,” and brings to our attention also the case of Professor Matthew C. Whitaker, who is Professor of History and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Arizona State University, who was recently accused of plagiarizing.

Professor Whitaker:  the Cabinet has wearied of him.  No interesting defense of his actions has ever come forth.  Yet Professor Whitaker sails majestically on, writing editorials decrying the immorality of, for example, net metering (to the great delight of the Edison Institute, at whose conference he also spoke) and preparing for another semester in which he will require his students to purchase his University of Nebraska Press book — thereby inducting them into one aspect of academic scholarship, even if he is woefully unable to induct them into others.  Too big to fail at his university and press, Professor Whitaker is perhaps too small to matter to anyone else.  But….

No doubt these professors are directing their minions (a term used to describe Marxist Zizek’s student assistants) to compile syllabi in preparation for the upcoming school year.

Not only professors, but history book writers, are being accused of plagiarism this summer.  Today, we learn that New York Times/NPR darling Rick Perlstein is being accused of “sloppy scholarship, improper attribution and plagiarism” in his new book on Ronald Reagan, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.  The Times refers to its own “prominent book critic” Frank Rich, who in his review applauded Perlstein’s “gifts as a historian.”

Unlike the professors, it doesn’t look like Montana Senator John Walsh will escape political punishment for plagiarizing his master’s thesis at the U.S. Army War College.  He is getting pressure to resign, and Democrats seem to be talking about a replacement candidate.

In the case of Professor Whitaker, Inside Higher Ed reported that after he was found not guilty of deliberate academic misconduct, “the chair of his department’s tenure committee resigned in protest and other faculty members spoke out against the findings, saying their colleague – who recently had been promoted to full professor – was cleared even though what he did likely would have gotten an undergraduate in trouble.”  As the Cabinet of Plagiarism reported, Whitaker will likely assign his plagiarized books to students in the upcoming semester.

As for the globe-trotting, lecture-bed-hopping Professor Zizek?  He seems to be a one-man academic-industrial complex.  In 2012, Salon reported he had published over 50 books. In some years he has published four books.  But of course that cannot be too much when his Marxist ideas will be redistributed to students buying his books as they study the great man in seminars devoted to Slavoj Zizek.

Greens are the Enemies of Energy

Here in America and elsewhere around the world, Greens continue to war against any energy other than the “renewable” kind, wind and solar, that is more costly and next to useless. Only coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear keeps the modern and developing world functioning and growing.

The most publicized aspect is Obama’s “War on Coal” and, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, it has been successful; responsible for shutting down several hundred coal-fired plants by issuing costly regulations based on the utterly false claim that carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced to save the Earth from “global warming.”

Light Bulb

Rest in peace.

The EPA is the government’s ultimate enemy of energy, though the Department of the Interior and other elements of the government participate in limiting access to our vast energy reserves and energy use nationwide. By government edict, the incandescent light bulb has been banned. How insane is that?

The Earth has been cooling for seventeen years at this point, but the Greens call this a “pause.” That pause is going to last for many more years and could even become a new ice age.

A study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) on the impact of the proposed new EPA regulation of emissions found that, as CNSNews reported, it “could be the costliest federal rule by reducing the Gross National Product by $270 billion a per year and $3.4 trillion from 2017 to 2040” adding $2.2 trillion in compliance costs for the same period. Jay Timmons, CEO and president of NAM, said, “This regulation has the capacity to stop the manufacturing comeback in its tracks.”

EPA FactsAs Thomas Pyle, the president of the Institute for Energy Research (IER), said in June, “President Obama is delivering on his promise to send electricity prices skyrocketing.” Noting a proposed EPA regulation that would shut more plants, he said “With this new rule, Americans can expect to pay $200 more each year for their electricity.” Having failed to turn around the nation’s economy halfway into his second term, Obama is adding to the economic burdens of all Americans.

America could literally become energy independent given its vast reserves of energy sources. In the case of coal, the federal government owns 957 billion short tons of coal in the lower 48 States, of which about 550 billion short tons—about 57 percent—are available in the Powder River Basin. It is estimated to be worth $22.5 trillion to the U.S. economy, but as the IER notes, it “remains unrealized due to government barriers on coal production.” It would last 250 years, greater than Russia and China. When you add in Alaska, the U.S. has enough coal to last 9,000 years at today’s consumption rates!

In 2013 the IER estimated the worth of the government’s oil and coal technically recoverable resources to the economy to be $128 trillion, about eight times our national debt at the time.

There isn’t a day that goes by that environmental groups such as Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the National Resources Defense Council, and the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with dozens of others, do not speak out against the extracting and use of all forms of energy, calling coal “dirty” and claiming Big Oil is the enemy.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Greens held off attacking the nuclear industry because it does not produce “greenhouse gas” emissions. Mind you, these gases, primarily carbon dioxide, represent no threat of warming and, indeed, as the main “food” of all vegetation on Earth, more carbon dioxide would be a good thing, increasing crop yields and healthy forests.

Events such as the 1979 partial meltdown at Three Mile Island and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster raised understandable fears. The Greens began opposing nuclear energy claiming that radiation would kill millions in the event of a meltdown. This simply is not true. Unlike France that reprocesses spent nuclear fuel, President Carter’s decision to not allow reprocessing proved to be very detrimental, requiring repositories for large quantities.

To this day, one of the largest, Yucca Mountain Repository, authorized in 1987, is opposed by Greens. Even so, it was approved in 2002 by Congress, but the funding for its development was terminated by the Obama administration in 2011. Today there are only four new nuclear power plants under construction and, in time, all one hundred existing plants will likely be retired starting in the mid-2030s.

The Greens’ attack on coal is based on claims that air quality must be protected, but today’s air quality has been steadily improving for years and new technologies have reduced emissions without the need to impose impossible regulatory standards. As the American Petroleum Institute recently noted, “These standards are not justified from a health perspective because the science is simply not showing a need to reduce ozone levels.”

The new EPA standards are expected to be announced in December. We better hope that the November midterm elections put enough new candidates into Congress to reject those standards or the cost of living in America, the capacity to produce electricity, the construction and expansion of our manufacturing sector will all worsen, putting America on a path to decline.

© Alan Caruba, 2014

DARK WINTER BOOK COVERRELATED VIDEO: The Space and Science Research Corporation founder and president and former White House national space policy adviser John L. Casey joins Newsmax TV – Mid Point to discuss facts about ominous changes taking place in the Sun and the climate.

Casey highlights some revelations from his new book, “Dark Winter: How The Sun Is Causing A 30-Year Cold Spell.”

Well, of course Danes are happy, they are medicated to be!

Mikkel Clair Nissen

Mikkel Clair Nissen

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network lists Denmark as having the “highest levels of happiness” in their 2013 World Happiness Report. Author of Manipulism and the Weapon of GuiltMikkel Clair Nissen has another view of why the Danes are so happy. They are because they are “medicated to be.”

Nissen notes, “Denmark’s suicide rate—with an average of 20.8 per 100,000 during the last five decades—reached its highest level of 32 in 1980. Compare the Danish suicide rate to the rates for the individualist societies of the United Kingdom and the United States, whose small suicide rates have been nearly perfectly steady. United Kingdom’s suicide rate last published in 2009 of 6.9—with an average of 8.5 during the last five decades—has never exceeded 10.7. The American suicide rate last published in 2005 of 11.0—with an average of 11.1 during the last five decades—has never exceeded 12.7.” They are medicated but committing suicide at an alarming rate.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network released its World Happiness Report 2013. The report states:

The first World Happiness Report, released in 2012 ahead of the UN high-level meeting on Happiness and Well-being, drew international attention as a landmark first survey of the state of global happiness. This new Report goes further.  It delves in more detail into the analysis of the global happiness data, examining trends over time and breaking down each country’s score into its component parts, so that citizens and policy makers can understand their country’s ranking. It also draws connections to other major initiatives to measure well-being, including those conducted by the OECD and UNDP’s Human Development Report; and provides guidance for policy makers on how to effectively incorporate well-being into their decision making processes.

The report identifies the countries with the highest levels of happiness:

  1. Denmark
  2. Norway
  3. Switzerland
  4. Netherlands
  5. Sweden

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Manipulism and the Weapon of Guilt: Collectivism Exposed is the utmost controversial exposé and carefully detailed description of the awful emotional mind game that facilitates communism, socialism, and social-liberalism, known as collectivism.

The book exposes Denmark, the supposed happiest nation on earth, for what it truly is: collectivism’s biggest propaganda hoax. Danish author Mikkel Clair Nissen tells the hidden facts and realities of life in Denmark’s democratic-socialism that they never want you to know.

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Governor Rick Perry and the Dirty Democrats of Texas

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Rosemary Lehmberg Mugshot.

The Democrats have indicted Governor Rick Perry for his efforts to bring integrity to the Texas Public Integrity Unit.

TPNN’s Matthew Burke reports, “Travis County, Texas District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg [D]  issued perhaps the most frivolous, vengeful, and politicized indictment of a politician on Friday. Lehmberg, who shockingly still runs the state’s Public Integrity  Unit, refused to resign from her position following her drunk driving conviction last year, forcing Texas Governor Rick Perry to use his line item veto power to cut funding to Lehmberg’s office. Texas law, as does several other states, gives the governor the authority to use the line item veto. Perry’s using it is not an abuse of power.”

Here are videos of Lehmberg during taken during her arrest for DUI and her conduct while in the Travis County jail.

VIDEO #1: Travis County Sheriff’s Deputy’s conduct a roadside sobriety test on Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg:

VIDEO #2: Travis County District Attorney Lemberg’s booking footage by KOKE FM on April 21, 2013.

RELATED ARTICLE: Confident Rick Perry slams ‘farce of a prosecution,’ vows to battle ‘abuse of power’

British Member of Parliament: “NO JEWS” – ONLY HAMAS!”

George Galloway, UK Member of Parliament, bans Jews, Jewish goods, and Jewish tourists. Avid anti-Semite Galloway once banned from Canada and the US for raising funds for HAMAS calls for Hitler style cleansing methods and tactics in Bradford England.

Discover the Networks describes George Galloway thusly: Member of British Member of Parliament from 1987 to 2010; Admirer of Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Mao Zedong, and Joseph Stalin; Illegally received millions of dollars stolen from the United Nations Oil-For-Food Program, in exchange for his public denunciations of the UN sanctions against Iraq. Read more.

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George Galloway investigated by police after he declares Bradford constituency an ‘Israel-free zone’ in protest at Gaza bombing 
Obama delays arms shipments to Israel while confirming advanced arms sales to Turkey and Qatar
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Hamas, Nation of Islam and New Black Panthers exciting violence in Ferguson, Missouri

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Democrat Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon.

The Democrat Governor of Missouri Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon has decided to take the power to govern away from the Ferguson Mayor and City Council and keep the local Police Department from fulfilling their law enforcement duties.  Missouri residents are asking Governor Nixon: Exactly what have you replaced them with?

Governor Nixon has invaded and taken over Ferguson and it now it belongs to him.

Governor Nixon placed Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson in charge of Ferguson. Chris Smith and Danielle Scruggs from Fox News 2 in St. Louis report, “Governor Nixon ordered an immediate curfew for the city of Ferguson to start Saturday night from Midnight to 5 am. The curfew will be enforced by the Missouri State Highway Patrol who has operational control of security in Ferguson. The governor also issued a state of emergency for Ferguson.”

The Examiner reports:

On Wednesday, Fox St. Louis reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that a leader of the radical New Black Panther Party is in Ferguson, Mo., advocating violence against police.

“FBI confirmed document that says new black panther leader is in area encouraging violence against cops did indeed come from FBI,” tweeted Fox 2 reporter Roche Madden. Earlier in the day, he issued a tweet indicating that he was attempting to get confirmation of the document from the FBI. On Tuesday, he said rocks were being thrown at patrol cars and officers were targeted with death threats.

TPNN posted a picture of demands made by the NBPP and other groups, including the local Nation of Islam and the Organization for Black Struggle, an organization identified as pro-Hamas. The groups demand the officer involved in the shooting of Michael Brown be immediately identified, fired and charged with murder.

According to Madden, “Chawn Kweli and other members of the NBPP are in town” responding to the shooting. Kweli, according to his Facebook profile, is the National Chief of Staff for the NBPP.

The following information on these three groups who are now in Ferguson is provided:

  1. The New Black Panther Party – Founded in 1990, the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (NBPP) is a militant black separatist organization, notorious for promoting racial violence against Jews and whites. According to an Anti-Defamation League report: “Much of the NBPP’s ideology derives from the notion that African-Americans continue to suffer as a result of a racist white power structure that has oppressed them politically and economically since slavery. The primary perpetrators of this institutional racism, according to the NBPP, are whites, whom it views as ultimately responsible for Black exploitation; Jews, whom it sees as wielding disproportionate control of political and economic affairs; and law enforcement, which it sees as facilitating racial injustice on the ground.”
  2. The Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan – On numerous occasions, Farrakhan has made alliances with avowed foreign enemies of the United States. In January 1996, for instance, he formed a partnership with Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, who pledged $1 billion to help Farrakhan develop a Muslim political lobby in the U.S.  According to Libya’s official news agency Jana, Qadhafi announced: “We agreed with Louis Farrakhan and his delegation to mobilize in a legal and legitimate form the oppressed minorities — and at their forefront the blacks, Arab Muslims and Red Indians — for they play an important role in American political life and have a weight in U.S. elections.” The Jana story further stated that Qadhafi and Farrakhan had pledged to fight America from the “inside.”  “Our confrontation with America,” said Qadhafi, “was [previously] like a fight against a fortress from outside, and today [with the NOI alliance] we found a breach to enter into this fortress and confront it.”
  3. The pro-Hamas Organization for Black Struggle – The Organization for Black Struggle Freedom Agenda states, “We will fight to advance beyond capitalism, which has demonstrated its structural incapacity to address basic human needs worldwide and, in particular, the needs of Black people… We will fight for a society in which every person and every community is free from state repression, including freedom from state-sponsored surveillance. We seek amnesty for, and the release of, all political prisoners… We recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as full and equal members of society, and of our communities… We will fight for reparations… We will uphold the right of the African American people to self-determination (Black Radical Congress in June 1998)… We oppose the Human Genome Project in its current form and with its current leadership, and we oppose all sociobiological or genetic experiments that are spurred by, and help perpetuate, scientific racism .”

The pro-Hamas Organization for Black Struggle is demanding:

  1. Community control of the police and a civilian review board with subpoena power.
  2. A professional certified police department that looks like majority Black Ferguson.
  3. An end to racial profiling. No more driving, walking, shopping while Black. Fight to get enforcement of penalties for racial profiling.
  4. Black political empowerment and proportional representation.
  5. Accountability of elected officials.
  6. Jobs, home improvement, training opportunities, etc.

Governor Nixon needs to emulate what Governor Rick Scott did during the Trayvon Martin shooting, demonstrations and trail, keep your hands off and let the local officials deal with it. If they ask for help then give it to them. Otherwise let the community work it out.

In a press conference Governor Nixon appears to be partnering with the New Black Panther Party. He is allowing them to patrol the streets with the Missouri Highway Patrol.

RELATED ARTICLES:

County investigation: Michael Brown was shot from the front, had marijuana in his system – Washington Post
Missouri governor sends in National Guard after shooting protests
Seven arrested, 1 shot as police use tear gas on protesters defying Ferguson curfew.

RELATED VIDEO: The Black Sphere’s Kevin Jackson sounds off on the situation in Ferguson, MO:

How the Establishment Suppresses Independent Candidates

I just received a phone call from a telephone number that my caller ID registered as only Sarasota and (914) 312-7514. Upon answering, the caller said they were conducting a quick one question poll. I said okay.

She said the poll question was: If the election for Governor was held today who would you most likely vote for?

A.  a Republican Candidate
B.  a Democrat Candidate
C.  Undecided

I responded by asking her why wasn’t there a choice for an Independent candidate?

She hummed and hawed and wanted to quickly get off the phone. I told her I can’t answer her poll because I would vote for a candidate other than a Republican or Democrat. In fact I am planning to vote for Adrian Wyllie, a Libertarian candidate. She said thanks and hung up.

Moral of the story:

Political polls are designed not to get to a true accounting and read out of the people’s opinions. Polls are designed to perpetuate the lies. Don’t pay attention to the results of political polling. They are pure fiction and designed to deceive and support the establishment.

It is time for the people of Florida to make 2014 the next 1860. What happened in 1860? Abe Lincoln won on a new party line, a third party. The Republican Party had been established in 1856 to challenge the Whig and Democratic parties. A Third Party won in 1860 and a Third Party can win in 2014 (if the people stop voting for the corrupt establishment that they claim to reject).

Some Muslims rejoice the death of ‘kafir’ Robin Williams [VIDEO]

Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugged found some very interesting social media comments from Muslims on the death of comedian Robin Williams. Robin Williams in 2009 did a skit on jihad.

Screen-Shot-2014-08-12-at-9.54.03-AM Geller reports the jihadists are rejoicing (always a death dance):

Veteran actor and comedian Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his California home by the Marin County Police, shortly after they responded to an emergency call around noon, local time, CNN reported.

He is said to have taken his own life and according to his media representative Mara Buxbaum, is said to have “been battling severe depression of late”.

David Itzkoff of the New York Times released a statement from Williams’ wife Susan Schneider on Tuesday morning.

Robin Williams died this morning, his publicist confirms. Statement from his wife Susan Schneider: pic.twitter.com/YS0WbTd3oO — Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 11, 2014

While the world mourned his loss by sharing and retweeting his best performances, there were a few who actively celebrated the untimely death.

“#RobinWilliams hanged himself? SubhanAllah what blessing Islam is. Verily, Allah guards us from depression. Hell, what an evil destination.” Posted Abdullah, aka Mujahid4life.

In reply to Adbullah’s next tweet wishing Williams would burn in hell, Yusuf Nidal Rahman posted, “@mujahid4life how can any kafir rest it peace, hope this one burns in the hottest lake of fire.”

“@Alansarialjanab he committed suicide, cross dressed for a living and defames our religion may Allah give him what he deserves in the akhira” posted Abu Hamzah AlNabilsi.

Since his death, a video of Williams performing the routine has garnered much attention, with fans and haters retweeting and sharing it much fervour. This incessant circulation of the video has led more and more Jihadis to write vindictive comments against Williams.

“And now your dead with all the fame and riches… Suicide. Let see what you find with your lord.
In islam the person who commits suicide will have that scenario looped until the day of judgement and he is for hell,” Mohammed Al Farsi commented on the video.

“Rot in your useless regret when the angel of death snatched your soul and when you saw that the promise of Allah is true. Have happy time meeting munkar and nakeer. Who is laughing now?” posted Midrashim Madeeq

This hate comes in retalliation to the jokes Williams’ made on Jihad during “Live on Broadway”, his fourth HBO stand-up special in 2002. A few excerpts from the routine goes:

“One of the fundamental things is in a Jihad…. And if you are in a Jihad and you kill an infidel which, I’m sad to say, is all of us and you yourself die… you go to heaven and you are greeted by dark-haired virgins. Now everyone who’s ever been with one virgin is going… “I don’t know…””

“Recently, there was a article in the New York Times, a Koran scholar said: “The actual translation is not dark-haired virgins, but crystal clear raisins.” Slight difference in interpretation, really. It’s like instead of “Thy shall not kill” is “Thy shall not wear a kilt”.”

“Imagine some guy blows himself up, goes to the gates of Heaven: – Where are my bitches? – Here are your raisins. Or Virgils going: “You got a pretty face!””

“Osama Bin Laden goes to the gates of Heaven, there’s George Washington going: “How dare you defy that what we created” and gets violent on his ass. other members of the Congress start kicking the shit outta him. Ossama: “Where are the virgins?” ” Virginians, you asshole!””

Video thanks to Robert Spencer.

See more at Atlas Shrugged.