Targeting the “Urban Community”

Race-realists have sometimes noted that whites and Asians tend to value quiet, while browns and blacks tend to value noise. I wrote about it here.

Even white race-denialists sometimes notice this, but even though they may value quiet themselves, when the noise comes from their pet ethnicities, they’ll refuse to condemn it, preferring to describe it as “vibrancy” or something to that effect.

It’s interesting to see how creative leftists can be when using words to approach “delicate” topics. Take this petition for example:

New Florida Law Makes Blasting Music in Car A Punishable Offense

A new Florida statute goes into effect July 1, that makes it unlawful for anyone in a vehicle to turn up their radio too loud. According to this law, audio coming from a vehicle that can be heard from a distance of 25 feet or more can result in a traffic infraction of $114. This law is clearly geared toward the urban community and gives officers reasons to perform unwanted searches.

“The urban community?” Why don’t they just come out and say “blacks and Hispanics?” The answer should be obvious: Doing so would be admitting that blacks and Hispanics are loud, and that would be RACIST. By using such euphemisms, the petitioner hopes to (plausibly) deny allegations of characterizing NAMS as loud, while at the same time advocating for their right to be loud. allows signers to comment about the reason they signed a give petition. A glance at the comments shows that some signers do understand that “urban community” means non-whites:

Marlowe Moreland

Kids schools are getting shot up, countries at war, kids starving but they worried about how loud some music is. This is targeted to a specific race and culture. Standing firm on what’s right!!

Unfortunately, there is no option to comment on why we DIDN’T sign a petition.

I wish we had such a law here in Oregon; loud cars, and loud music from cars, is a problem here. More and more people are complaining about it, because it prevents us from sleeping at night, and interferes with the quiet enjoyment of our homes. Those who inflict their loud music (or cars) upon others are criminals, and they should be prosecuted.

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Happy Independence Day!

To all you gringos out there, I wish y’all a happy independence day – for what it’s worth. In the spirit of rebellion, which prompted the founding of our country in the first place, I’ll share an article from The Z Man, published in Takimag today:

Revolution Time

This reality is why voting no longer matters. Both parties are insulated from the consequences of these polices. What matters most to Mitch McConnell is what matters most to Chuck Schumer. That is being in good standing with the rest of the Cloud People and that means supporting the issues important to them. Your economic suffering does not register with the Cloud People.

Interestingly, the ruling class has some sense of this reality. It is why they have deputized the collection of bigots with names like SPLC, ADL, ACLU, and others to weaponize the modern-day Galleanists. To keep groups like Antifa and BLM from burning down Lizzy Warren’s mansion, they are aimed at middle-class Americans. Stupid people always make for the best useful idiots.

What this means is that unless and until the ruling class comes to feel the impact of its preferred polices, nothing will change. Those seeking reform for something like immigration must find a way to make open borders offensive to the ruling class, either by casting it as a crime against the immigrants or a threat to the ruling class. Once the rulers see open borders as bad for them, the borders close immediately.

History tells us that rulers are rarely swayed by the immorality of their positions, especially when those positions pay so well. That was the lesson of a century ago when the rich started getting killed by anarchists. Suddenly their views on immigration moved from the asset column to the liability column. This is something Thomas Jefferson understood and explained in his famous letter to William Stephens Smith:

What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.

A century ago, Americans learned that the people in charge have to be reminded from time to time that the people preserve the right to revolt. A century before that, the people revolted and installed new leaders. Revolt is the necessary ingredient to a functioning society. This Independence Day, Americans are slowly realizing that the tree of liberty is calling to them again. The rulers would be wise to hear it as well.

A healthy forest needs fires now and then to clear the undergrowth. If such fires are prevented for a long time, devastating conflagrations can result. Controlled burns are a good way to maintain a healthy forest, and our system has such controlled burns built in: Regular elections.

The idea is that regular elections will clear out the undergrowth enough to maintain a healthy forest (government). Obviously, this has not been working. We have way too much undergrowth in government, in the form of Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer etc. Elections have done nothing to get rid of it.

The Federal government has grown too powerful to overthrow through conventional means. At this point, it looks like the best we can hope for is that it will collapse under the weight of its own corruption. Equally probable is a devastating conflagration. We might have a combination of the two.

It sure would be nice if we could have an actual old-fashioned revolution.

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Banking While Conservative

Years ago, I used to bank with Chase. Then I found out they’d donated money to the Southern Poverty Law Center, and I decided to close my accounts with them. I was hoping they’d ask for a reason, but they showed no such curiosity.

Years went by, and more evidence of Chase’s moral bankruptcy came to light. Chase Bank is in the habit of shutting down accounts simply because it doesn’t agree with the account-holder’s politics.

I ended up banking with a local credit union. At the time, the Unitus banker cheerfully agreed with me that their bank does not get involved in politics…

Alas, a recent newsletter indicates that Unitus Community Credit Union is now woke:

We are proud to take part in activities that celebrate inclusion: those that recognize the triumphs over adversity and the activism of those who fought tirelessly to gain the right to freedom, to love, and to be accepted.

As we celebrated Pride Month and the Juneteenth holiday, we were reminded just how difficult the struggle has been for those in our LGBTQ+ and Black communities. Our commitment to ensuring all are welcome, included, and respected is unwavering. We are proud to walk alongside our neighbors, employees, and communities to celebrate who they are and to let them know how much we value them.

Friendly reminder: In the woke lexicon, “freedom” means slavery, “love” means hate, and “inclusion” means exclusion.

When I saw how my credit union had embraced slavery, hate and exclusion, I got upset enough to seek other banking options. Obviously, there are no white-friendly banks in the United States, at least not explicitly so. The government would shut them down immediately – but can we at least have a conservative-friendly bank? Is that too much to ask?

I found a website that claims to help people find banks that match their own values. proclaims:

Increasingly, you can also chose financial institutions that are aligned with your values, your faith, or the causes that are important to you.

Here is a look at a few of the options for people seeking banks that match their values.

Scrolling down, we see that the very first option is “Banking for Progressives,” because we all know how difficult it is to find a bank that supports gay rights and BLM (sarcasm alert; they ALL do).

The other options are “Faith-based,” “Environmental” and “Socially Responsible.” There is no option for conservatives.

With a little more digging, I found an article from The American Conservative that deals with this issue. The author, Ben Frogel, points to The Bank of North Dakota as an example of what we should strive for. Indeed, having spent some time exploring the BND website, I was pleased. An internal search for “equity” yielded nothing more than traditional uses of the word (“how much equity do you have in your farm or house”). Almost all of the people depicted in the graphics are white, which is very refreshing – because it’s okay to be white.

There are a couple of possible issues that might arise if somebody like me were to bank exclusively with BND. Firstly, North Dakota is far away. If I needed cash, I’d have to use local ATMs, or partner banks, and I’d be supporting the woke banks anyway, thus defeating the purpose.

A second possible issue is that BND is likely to become woke as well. A truly conservative-friendly bank, especially one that is government-operated, is sure to attract attention from the Communists in DC, and their propaganda operatives in the media. Nobody knows how much longer BND can maintain its wholesome character.

I do plan on opening a bank account in Dominican Republic upon my return, and I’m reasonably certain that Dominican banks do not contribute to woke causes. At the very least, they’re not anti-white… but we’ll see.

Among the greatest crimes that tyrannies impose upon their subjects is to force them to support causes they object to. Americans are practically forced to maintain bank accounts; it’s almost impossible to survive in this country without one – but upon doing so, we give our money to diabolical villains, who immediately use the proceeds to destroy all that is good and holy.

Will the Conservative Movement, for all its flaws, find a solution to this problem? Let’s hope so.

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How to Deal With Black Bullies

Here’s a comment from Amren that is worthy of its own post (I’m taking the liberty of editing the format for easier reading):

The One Who Knocks

I graduated in 1976 from a High School in Alabama. The school board there made doubly sure you didn’t EVER stand up for yourself against a “black,” on school property. I can’t remember a single time that a black was disciplined for attacking a white, but it happened, several times a week at my school.

Our school board wasn’t about to jeopardize any of that massive infusion of federal tax dollars that came along with integration! We knew that if we stood up for ourselves on school property that WE would get expelled, never the black, always the white.

Well, we caught on pretty fast and started “settling” things off the school grounds, after school. We knew, growing up with them, that black troublemakers always moved in packs, because alone, they were cowards, so you had to, essentially, “hunt” the black that was causing the problems and find out his habits and when he would be alone at a particular place and time. It was a lot like deer hunting.

The white boys organized themselves into a, well, let’s call it a “mutual protective association,” that we had learned about from our fathers and grandfathers, and we developed a really good intelligence network that traded information on the movements of different troublesome blacks, especially the really evil and violent ones that caused the most problems. We also had to have meetings with several aggravating whites as well.

Let me say here, though, that 85% of the blacks I went to school with were no problem at all. They were like the rest of us, just trying to get through school and graduate so they could get busy living. Of course, that was a far different time than today, when most white, AND black, homes had two parents in them and most went to church. It was just that 15%, and not even all of them, that we needed to keep in line. That 15% included, say, 11% of just general hell raisers, that liked to drink, and smoke weed and cut up, that didn’t need to be in school in the first place, those you could reason with. It was the 4% that needed any “adjustment,” and only a 1/2% of them that need “serious adjustment.”

If we had one that was causing a lot of problems, we would catch him off guard and surround him with 10 or 12 beefy “good ‘ole boys and give him a ‘warning.” We told him that “this first one was for free,” the next time we had to come looking for him, he wasn’t going to be able to walk away from the meeting. Of course, if he had any sense, he had probably heard of our little group beforehand, and we wouldn’t have any more trouble out of him. But then, there were those obstinate, bull-headed ones, that just wouldn’t take the hint and see reason. Those were the ones we had to make a special “example” out of.

The stories you hear of “poor little black angels being beaten and harassed by gangs of vicious white men” are usually because the “poor black angel” didn’t take the warning seriously and kept causing trouble. For example, we had a particularly stupid and violent black that actually pulled a knife on a white female gym teacher and put his hands on her! I don’t think I need to tell you that he did NOT fare well at our initial meeting, but he was an extremely fast learner, given the proper motivation. It is absolutely amazing how allergic black skin is to hickory wood moving at just a moderate velocity! They break out all over with spontaneous bleeding, bruises and whelps, and, in the worst cases, broken bones and dislocated jaws! After exposing this one to just a minor hickory treatment, we never had to meet with him again. As a matter of fact, he moved away shortly after his first “adjustment”.

This is how it should be done, and under no circumstances should people allow themselves to be trampled upon, persecuted, assaulted or threatened. When the authorities refuse to protect citizens, especially children, then it becomes the responsibility of the citizens to protect themselves.

Of course, the media would lie about it, and frame it as “anti-black racism,” as the commenter already pointed out. At this point, we should never believe stories of anti-black racism as reported in the media, even though sometimes they might be accurate. In most cases, we should assume that they’re lying, probably by omission.

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Statistica Fudges Statistics, and CNN up to its Usual Tricks

Somebody posted this meme on the It’s Okay to be White space on Quora:

The post was reported, and this was my response:

Report reason: Harassment or Hatespeech (explanation: This answer is clearly racist and lists numbers that do not represent the truth at all Mass shootings by shooter’s race in the U.S. 2021 | Statista [ Mass shootings by shooter’s race in the U.S. 2021 | Statista ])

Yes, according to Statistica, whites commit 68% of mass shootings, while blacks commit 21%.

It’s worth noting that Statistica goes out of its way to defend blacks from the obvious conclusion that they commit a disproportionate number of these shootings:

“While a superficial comparison of the statistics seems to suggest African American shooters are over-represented and Latino shooters underrepresented, the fact that the shooter’s race is unclear in around 10 percent of cases, along with the different time frames over which these statistics are calculated, means no such conclusions should be drawn.”

… which makes me wonder how they define “mass shooting” for this report. The only way to find out is to pay for membership, and I’m not prepared to do this. The fact that they only count 129 of such “mass shootings” over a 40 year period (1982–2022) strongly implies that only the highest-profile cases were counted. However, if we define “mass shooting” as 4 or more victims, then American Renaissance (We Don’t Have a Gun Problem. We Have a Race Problem. – American Renaissance ( shows us a different picture:

This is from Wikipedia, and considering that each red dot is a “mass shooting,” and that this is only for ONE YEAR, obviously, Statistica is using a much different definition. I suspect that their goal was to maximize the white proportion of shooters, because Wikipedia states (Mass shootings in the United States – Wikipedia):

“According to the Associated Press, white men comprise nearly 50 percent of all mass shooters in the US.”

Considering the fact that hardly ANY mass shooters are female, it appears that Statistica tailored its definition of “mass shooting” in order to raise the white proportion from “nearly 50%” (Associated Press) to 68%. Yes, it looks like Statistica has an anti-white bias here.

I’ll also point out that the meme clearly deals with only one year: 2021, and counts 221 mass shootings for that one year. Obviously, the meme uses a radically different definition of “mass shooing” than does Statistica, so for the reporter to cite Statistica, in this context, makes no sense.

But getting back to the American Renaissance article, it raises a valid point. We shouldn’t be concerned ONLY with mass shootings; they account for a miniscule proportion of gun killings in the US. Meanwhile, blacks commit a MAJORITY of gun murders overall, hence the title of the American Renaissance article.

On another note, a few days ago, we read about a “random” black-on-Asian attack in Los Angeles. Here’s the attacker:

Now that the suspect, Tony Earl King, has been arrested, CNN has reported it in its usual way, by sanitizing the racial aspect of it. The article omits any photos of the suspect, and neglects to point out that he’s black.

However, the article does mention the race of the perpetrator when discussing the murder of an Asian man that happened nearly 40 years ago:

“Seeing an Asian man being beaten in Koreatown nearly 40 years to the day of the brutal murder of Vincent Chin is a sobering reminder of how anti-Asian violence continues on,” said Connie Chung Joe, who heads non-profit Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles.

“Whether the police ultimately decides it has sufficient evidence to call this a hate crime or not, there’s no doubt that for our Asian American community, this is another example of the surge in violence and attacks against our community during this pandemic,” she said.

Chin, a Chinese American, was beaten to death in Detroit in 1982 by two White men who worked in the automotive industry during a time when the sector was facing economic decline due to Japanese competition. The pair didn’t spend a full day in jail for their crime.

So we see that CNN has no problem bringing up the race of perpetrators – as long as they happen to be white.

Since CNN brought up the issue of murderers walking free, now is a good time to point out that Mohamed Noor, who murdered Justine Damon in Minneapolis a few years ago, has been released from prison. He served less than five years. Noor was a police officer, and should have been held to higher standards because of this. Instead, he got off with a slap on the wrist.

Note: I won’t be able to approve comments for a couple of days, so go ahead and submit them, but don’t worry if they take a bit longer to show up.

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My Thoughts on Roe Vs. Wade

I’ll preface with the usual “I’m not an expert” disclaimer. I’m neither an expert on pregnancy, abortion, Constitutional law or state laws – but I am an expert on my own opinions, which are based on what little I do know. So here they are:

Regarding the “right to abortion” itself, which I interpret as “the rights individuals have over their own bodies,” I think that women should have self-determination, a right to determine what happens to their own bodies. Of course, unborn babies also have rights, but as long as their existence is dependent upon their mothers (they are still physically attached to her), their rights should be subservient to the rights of the mother.

The mother’s right to terminate her pregnancy is limited due to the value of the baby’s life, and she should only be allowed to do so under certain circumstances. One of these circumstances is when the pregnancy is due to rape or incest. Another is if the baby is going to be severely deformed or disabled. If the woman’s health would be in jeopardy, this is another justification.

Therefore, I oppose Missouri Bill 126. It makes no provision for rape or incest, and a woman should not be forced to carry her rapist’s baby. Hopefully, Missouri will amend the bill soon.

As for the Supreme Court decision, it seems to me that the people who are most upset about it have little to no regard for the Constitution. The court’s job is to interpret the Constitution, and that’s what they did. Such decisions are the states’ responsibility. Generally speaking, leftists favor centralized government, and they’re absolutists. Everything must be the way they want it to be, and it must be so EVERYWHERE. Thus we see leftists striving to make everything Federal, and why they support One-World-Government. Communism and Islam are similar in this regard; they both seek world conquest, and this goal is inherent in both ideologies. Perhaps this is why so many leftists respect Islam – up to the point where they’re forced to battle each other.

I don’t agree with Missouri’s abortion law, or any other similar state laws, but there are 50 states Americans can choose to live in. If you’re an abortion advocate, then you might consider moving to California. If you can’t bear the thought of babies being torn to pieces for women’s convenience, then Missouri might be a good place for you.

Just as we should respect a woman’s autonomy over her own body, so too should we respect the right of conservatives to live their lives free from the dictates of the Leftist Elite. Women deserve self-determination, and so do conservatives. There are hundreds of millions of us in this country, and we’ll never agree on everything. The best thing we can do is to get out of each other’s way, and allow our various cultures to thrive.

Isn’t this the true meaning of “multiculturalism?”

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Only White Women Can be Fetishized

When a photo emerged showing a group of refugees studying French, some white-advocates “misinterpreted” the scene:

It showed up on Quora, and my response was:

I did some research on this, and some French people are saying that this is not actually “speed dating,” but French language immersion, where native speakers of different languages get together to learn French…

… but how convenient that ALL of the males are black, and ALL of the females are white…

How convenient, considering how much this type of pairing has been encouraged by Mediagov for many years. So maybe it’s not officially speed dating, but in practical terms, it might as well be.

Indeed, it’s been obvious to anybody who can see, that the European establishment has been specifically pushing for WHITE women to date non-white migrants and immigrants. We’ve seen numerous examples of this.

A clothing retailer in London recently put up this “street art:”

Given the history of pro-miscegenation propaganda in Europe, and given the fact that the vast majority of non-white immigrants (to Europe) are male, it’s pretty clear that the main thrust of this message is for Native women to have sex with immigrant men…

… but there’s a small possibility that somebody might misunderstand. It’s possible that somebody out there might get the wrong idea, and think it’s encouraging Native MEN to have sex with non-white women. Thus, we find Al-Jazeera’s Rosie Alfatlawi writing:

A piece of street art containing the phrase “sex with refugees is jasmine-scented and beautiful” in large letters has caused controversy after it appeared in London over the weekend.

The words, which were a promotional gambit for a clothing store, have been branded “horrific,” “appalling” and “weird…”

Critics suggested that the line instead served to cement cliched orientalist narratives.

In addition, much of the discussion fed by images of the graffiti shared online centered on the prejudiced assumption that refugees are more likely to be sexually violent.

Academic and commentator Amro Ali criticized the mural in a tweet, emphasizing that “supporting refugees does not include turning them into an orientalist fetish.”

According to theories of orientalism, Middle Eastern women have historically been reduced to exoticized and eroticized images in European artwork. 

“Imagine reducing refugees’ values’ as people to sex,” tweeted @AKHTARKHATA.

Making reference in this way to a vulnerable group of people with the aim of selling clothing was felt to be “in poor taste.”

“Where do they get off exploiting humans who have already suffered unimaginable horrors to sell overpriced [rubbish]?” asked comedian @JenBrister.

The “prejudiced assumption,” about refugee men being more sexually violent is based on established fact. It’s well-documented – though European governments have punished people for speaking up about it.

As for female non-white migrants, God forbid we FETISHIZE them! It’s only WHITE women who are to be fetishized. To the extent that female migrants are “vulnerable,” the danger is from male non-white migrants, not from Native European men.

The “street art,” and the accompanying outcry, are stark reminders that the Establishment Left will not tolerate any challenge to the sexual/racial hierarchy it has imposed. The ultimate goal of this hierarchy is the total eradication of whites.

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“Unarmed Invaders”

While reading the Payton Gendron’s manifesto, I came upon an important point, and made a mental note to come back to it later:

The danger of the invader

If you were to kill sixty armed invaders having shown the will and the intent to bring harm to your nation and people, you would be hailed a hero, given your nation’s highest civilian honors, paraded before the media and the adoring public. But kill sixty unarmed invaders having shown the will and the intent to bring harm to your nation and people, and you will be considered a monster, dragged through the streets, ridiculed, attacked, your character assassinated in every way it can be and finally tried in court and imprisoned for the rest of your life.

But here’s the real kicker, the unarmed invader is far more dangerous to our people than the armed invader. We can fight the armed invader, we know how, we have the ability, we have the soldiers and arms to do so. But the unarmed invader, we have no real idea on how to deal with them, we are unable to attack them or fend them off in any meaningful way.

Both would seek to destroy our nation, both would seek to displace and replace our people, both would seek to destroy our culture and nationhood. But only one has the ability and only one has shown to be effective at doing so.


I’m certain that Dendron didn’t come up with this himself, but that’s where I found it, so I’m citing him. My detractors will shriek, “He’s giving CREDIT to a mass murderer!!” and that’s why those detractors are mental midgets; they can only learn from “approved” sources, and they’re incapable of judging concepts based upon their merits alone.

It’s a good point, but it needs some refinement. In a recent Amren podcast, Mr. Taylor speaks (at the very beginning) of a young white mother who was deliberately run down by a black career criminal. The victim had voted for the same district attorney (George Gascon) who had failed to adequately punish this criminal for his past offense. She is now planning on leaving California for another state – where she’ll probably contribute to its demise through her voting habits. I commented:

Regarding the lefty victim of the hit-and-run who moved away, this perfectly illustrates the fact that voting is an act of violence, indirectly of course. Every time a vote is cast, it gives the powers-that-be permission to enforce the law (or refrain from doing so) at the point of a gun. It’s similar to hiring a hit man. I’m not saying we shouldn’t vote, only that we should view it for what it is: An act that gives others the ability to commit violence on our behalf – or, as in this case, to ALLOW violence on our behalf.

This is why allowing leftists to move to red states, and alter the politics of those states, is tantamount to allowing an invasion. It must be stopped.

In a democracy, or even a democratic republic, there is no such thing as “unarmed invaders.” Even though, in theory, illegal aliens don’t vote, we all know that, in practice, they DO sometimes vote – and they’re even encouraged to do so in some municipalities. Even if they don’t vote, their birthright children will. Therefore, all aliens are (in practical terms) armed. The possibility that they’ll vote renders them armed and dangerous – because they have the power to subvert armed agents of the government to harm the rest of us.

It’s common for leftists to consider things they can’t see right in front of them as “nonexistent.” For example, if you see a leftist complaining about heavy traffic, and you point out that it’s a result of non-white immigration, he’ll retort by pointing out that most of the other motorists are WHITE, and that therefore, it can’t be because of non-white immigration. He won’t recognize the fact that those excess white motorists are here because they FLED areas whose quality of life had deteriorated due to non-white immigration (IE. Mexicans in California and Somalis on Minnesota). Overcrowding, crime and corruption motivate whites to move away from some areas, and congregate in others. Hence, Portland, Oregon now has severe traffic problems. Most of those who move here are white, but the source of the problem is non-white immigration; whites are DECREASING in number.

Another example is the War on White-Supremacy by the Woke Elites. Whenever there’s an actual incident of whites acting badly toward non-whites, their reaction is the same: “White-supremacy bad. Must crush white-supremacy!” It never occurs to them to go deeper, to learn why some white people rebel in violent ways. Their grasp is one-dimensional and simplistic, even childish.

In the same way, since leftists don’t actually SEE the chain of events that lead to the deterioration of our civilization, due to a growing non-white (big-government) voting block, they’re oblivious to the connection. It doesn’t register in their minds.

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Uvalde: How Gun Control Kills Kids

I’m not one to post about current events in their immediate aftermath, but as details emerge about the latest school shooting, I’m angry. Angry enough to vent my spleen on this blog.

As the latest tragedy unfolded in Texas, the usual suspects wasted no time calling for more gun-control laws to be enacted. For example, a petition reads (after listing various school shootings):

We all have the power to stand up, to be an advocate for change, and to stand up for what is right. President Biden, you and your administration have the power to bring nationwide gun control laws, and the power to save lives. 

If we win, lives will be saved. People will be helped. School shootings might become something that isn’t as normal as it is right now.

I, a middle school student going into high school this fall, refuse to live in fear for my life. Nobody should have to wake up, feeling afraid as they ride their bus or carpool, maybe even walk to school, looking back at their parents, hoping this isn’t the last time you’ll see them. Hoping that you won’t be one of the kids barricading the classroom door, hiding in a corner with your classmates, texting family members that you love them, or holding a friends hand praying for your life. That you won’t be forced to throw your backpack or a chair at a school shooter, trying to disarm them. That you’ll never have to call 9-1-1 to report a school shooting. No kid should have to watch videos of what to do in case of this. No child should have to hide underneath the body of a dead classmate, hoping that the shooter won’t notice you. 

We have come together to request that a change be made, that gun control laws are put in place.

-Zora Montague, Activist.

They’ve got middle school students calling for more gun laws, laws that will “save lives.”

Back in 1990, Congress was of the same mind, and enacted the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. The goal was, obviously, to save lives by enacting a “common sense gun law.”

In Texas, there is some flexibility, and some people ARE allowed to carry guns on school property, but Federal laws still apply, and with the police nearby, parents and teachers probably saw little need to avail themselves of this option. After all, the police are there to protect us, and to protect our kids, right?

From Insider:

police didn’t enter the building for up to 45 minutes while the gunman was inside. 

Witnesses said parents begged officers to go into the elementary school while the gunman was inside.

As a parent myself, I can imagine the anguish and frustration of those parents, as they stood outside, helpless as their children were being slaughtered – while those who are supposed “to protect and to serve” stood by and did nothing.

Those parents were unarmed, because that is what the law required of them. “You are not allowed to carry firearms on school property, or even nearby, because it’s DANGEROUS. Leave the protection of your children to US. The State will ensure their safety.”

Only two days had elapsed from this terrible tragedy, and we read about a different story, from Associated Press:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A woman in West Virginia fatally shot a man who began firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party, authorities said.

Dennis Butler, 37, was killed Wednesday night after he pulled out the rifle and began shooting at dozens of people attending the birthday-graduation party outside an apartment complex in the city of Charleston, police said in a statement.

The woman, who was attending the party, drew a pistol and fired, killing Butler, the statement said. No one at the party was injured.

“Instead of running from the threat, she engaged with the threat and saved several lives last night,” Chief of Detectives Tony Hazelett told news outlets Thursday.

One woman with a gun made all the difference in that case. Wouldn’t it have been nice if the Uvalde story had ended similarly?

Edit: I’m now reading that the police actually PREVENTED parents from entering the school to help their children, that they tased and arrested adults who tried to do so. This adds a whole new element of savagery to the affair. I hope those officers are held accountable, assuming the reports are accurate.

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Emergent BioSolutions’ “Troubled Plant”

If you haven’t enjoyed the videos of Russel Brand, it’s not too late; his videos are on YouTube. Today, I’d like to focus on one in particular, where he draws from a New York Times article that reveals serious deficiencies at the Baltimore plant of Emergent BioSolutions in their production of Covid vaccines. It’s an informative, and entertaining, video, so I recommend you watch the entire thing:

Here are some key screen captures:

Yes, the Trump administration started this fiasco, and the Biden administration ended it.

Perusing Emergent’s websites, we get the impression that the bulk of its Maryland staff is black:

A majority of the employees depicted on its websites are black – but none of its managers, and only two of its board of directors, are black. According to the video/New York Times article, upper management was trying to address the issues, but with little success. At least that was my understanding. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Of its 1300 employees, 500 are in Maryland, and the company makes no secret of the fact that a “diverse workforce” is one of its primary values. It’s probably why it got the government contract in the first place:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is integral to how we operate. DEI fuels our business growth, drives innovation in the products and services we develop, in the way we solve problems, and how we serve the needs of a global and diverse patient, customer, and partner base. Our diverse workforce and inclusive environment create an organization rich with ideas, perspectives, and experiences

Yes, we can see what they mean by “diversity.”

Funnily enough, even after the vaccine scandal, the company (or the State of Maryland?) retained its “Success Stories” webpage, which touts its success in manufacturing Covid vaccines.

I have no direct evidence that Diversity played a role in Emergent’s gross misconduct, but it seems highly likely – and since there will be no New York Times investigative report on any such connection, nor can we expect any government investigation, all we can do is put two and two together, and draw our own conclusions.

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