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The Magic of “Injustice”

 

DAVE BLOUNT writes at Moonbattery:

One looter who came out of a QuikTrip told The Washington Post that he was proud of what he was doing.

“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post.

Injustice. The word has no more meaning than racism. It is just a magic incantation that grants phony moral license to criminals.

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On Femininity

 

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The Dark Pool, Laura Knight

 

“The feminine soul is a fountainhead of grace, delicacy and sensibility, which enriches the moral and social life of humanity with spiritual values that man does not give it. The equilibrium of mankind demands women with a rich mental structure displaying all the gifts proper to their sex, just as it demands men with profoundly virile souls. It would be absurd to educate a generation of boys in the most effeminate way possible. No less absurd would it be to educate a generation of girls with the intention of making them as masculine as possible.”

—- Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira 

Facts Are Not Racist

 

TK writes:

I’m not sure when it all started, but I know when I first started noticing it. It was the first time I heard the term “carjacking.” What? Someone came up to a car, pointed a gun at the driver and pulled him out of the car and took it? That’s outrageous! To me that was something that crossed an important line. Then came the shootings over pairs of sneakers.

Fast forward, and there are no lines anymore. Now we’re at a point where the police are afraid to enforce the law because they’re afraid of how they are perceived by some members of the “community.”

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The Model Minority: Good Samaritan Edition

 

ANTI-GLOBALIST EXPATRIATE writes:

Not getting involved in the troubles of strangers is the norm in Asian societies. There are numerous horror stories of victims of accidents or other misfortunes suing and even preferring criminal charges against bystanders who did try to intervene and assist the victims. See this article about Chinese subway passengers recently abandoning a fainting passenger.

If you’re a pedestrian in many Southeast Asian countries and are struck by a vehicle, the best thing you can possibly do to ensure your immediate survival is to try and get out of any possible path the vehicle which struck you might take to strike you again. (Continued)

Little League Star and the Thrill of Androgyny

 

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KARL D. writes:

The cover of Sports Illustrated has for the first time in its history given its cover photo to a Little League baseball player. And whom might that child be? But a girl of course: the 13-year-old superstar Mo’ne Davis. I suppose the media self esteem machine simply couldn’t resist. I as well as generations of young boys have played in little league baseball. But I guess that in all that time there has not been one male who could match her achievement. Just think how helpful a Sports Illustrated cover would have been to a little boy who’s life ambition is to one day go pro? Nah. That would be a waste, wouldn’t it? Little boys already have the world by the tail for simply being born male.

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Putnam on the Big Lie

 

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IN 1967, Carleton Putnam, a businessman, Princeton graduate and author, wrote:

Let a man be told incessantly that everything he and his forefathers had achieved was largely a matter of chance; that the poverty and backward condition of other individuals and races was also largely a question of luck—in fact perhaps even the fault of himself and his forefathers; that his standards of morals, fiscal responsibility and personal integrity were no better than anyone else’s; that his civilization was mostly happenstance and really nothing much to be proud of; that since all humanity were innately equal, all actual differences must be due to the other man’s misfortune and his own four-leaf clovers—let a man hear these things often enough and his values were bound to change. (Continued)

 

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1573-1621) Glass with Four Tulips 1615

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder (Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1573-1621) Glass with Four Tulips 1615

Forgotten Victims of St. Louis

 

ALAN writes:

Four months ago I wrote about an 11-year-old black boy in St. Louis who was hit and killed by a bullet fired through a window by some black thug. But there was no looting, vandalism, or “protest marches” afterward – because his death gave blacks no opportunity to beat up on white men.

In the 1950s, one of my aunts lived in Ferguson, Missouri. My father took me there to visit her, and her young son and I played in their back yard.  Never a thought of lawlessness or vandalism.  If there had been, she and her husband would not have lived there.

Within the past few decades in St. Louis and St. Louis County, black men:

– Kidnapped a white woman and threw her off a bridge into the Mississippi River, where she died
– When driving while drunk, struck and killed a white woman motorist
– Kidnapped, raped, and shot two young white women, killing one
– Shot and killed a 60-year-old Korean woman cashier in a robbery
– Beat and strangled a 20-year-old white woman (Continued)

A Literary Divorcée on Family

 

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Jean Stafford

ALAN writes:

The hard-drinking, twice-divorced American novelist and short story writer Jean Stafford, writing in the midst of the turmoil of the late 1960s-early 1970s, said the following:

“….I believe our society is an utterly decadent one.  And I believe so because I believe any society is decadent in which the family is not the basic unit—the basic moral, social, economic unit.   ….  Of course families cause us great pain, but unless we are decadent we must be willing to suffer for principles.   …. The structure of the family, of whom the woman is the architect, has been weakened to the point of debility ….  Nothing obliges us to love our parents or our cousins…but, plainly, the individual must be nurtured within an edifice, within a form.”

[The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford, Ann Hulbert; Knopf, 1992, pp. 350-51 ]

The Sudanese in America

 

IN 2009, Luka Wall Kang, a 50-year-old Sudanese refugee, drove into a group of children walking home from school in Salt Lake City. He told police at the time that he was depressed and couldn’t find a job. Kang is not the only Sudanese to have trouble adjusting to life in America or involved in violent incidents. Refugee Resettlement Watch has a long archive of newspaper articles from the U.S. and Canada on the subject. It includes articles about AIDS, murder, and hostility American blacks have shown toward the Africans.

This fall, the Ron Howard film, The Good Lie will be released. Reese Witherspoon stars as an American woman who helps four Sudanese men resettle in this country. Judging from the trailer, it is fair to say it does not tell the whole story.

ISIS Militants Appeal to Ferguson Rioters

 

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ACCORDING to The Daily Mail:

ISIS militants and their supporters are using social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam and fight against the U.S. government.

Jihadists in Syria and Iraq and their sympathisers in the West have taken to Twitter to send messages of support to hundreds of demonstrators taking part in a ninth night of angry protests in the U.S. city following the shooting by police of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

 Other developments in the Michael Brown case: Autopsies show that he was shot in the front, not in the  back, and, according to The Washington Post, Brown tested positive for marijuana.

You can listen to rap songs allegedly recorded by Michael Brown here. WARNING: Graphic content and photos.

A New Diversity Flick

 

A READER writes:

Foundational, fundamental differences between countries and cultures (France and India) are not explored deeply in The Hundred Foot Journey, the latest in feel-good diversity cinema. Instead, these differences simply melt away, even after an incident of extreme violence. Profound connections are made through romantic desire and high-end culinary recipes. One especially heavy-handed moment comes when the stern French restaurateur defends a Gallic recipe’s 200-year tradition, while her apprentice Indian chef offers a challenge to the effect of “Isn’t 200 years long enough?” and then proceeds to diversify the dish with his South Asian spices.

Women in this movie treat men as if they don’t really need them; and then these men continue to pursue them, not necessarily sexually but emotionally and psychologically. The young Indian male here goes off to Paris to conquer the French culinary world but still expresses (through texting!) his desires for the young French woman who treated him in ways that any self-respecting male would not find appealing. And if you think this couple ends up married and happy ever after, this movie is far too hip (and this beautiful French woman far too “strong”) for that. Instead, they are united at film’s end in a multicultural business venture complemented by their romantic ties!

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Britain: Land of Subsidized Child Abuse

 

RICHARD NEWMAN writes at Public Discourse:

Later this fall, the UK’s Department of Health will be launching a national sperm bank to “meet demand,” using £77,000 in public funds to effectively subsidize fatherlessness. British women can reduce their child’s father to the conveniently assorted drop-down menu categories of ethnicity, eye color, hair color and education level with just the click of a mouse.

Dear Anonymous Father

 

THE Anonymous Us website collects first-person accounts of the reproductive industry. Here is a letter from a person conceived with an anonymous sperm donor. It reads in part:

Dear Father,

I thought I saw you the other day.

I was standing in the hall of the DMV office, waiting for someone, when a man walked past me to reach the door. And, for a moment, I couldn’t breathe.

This had never happened to me before. Mainly, I had never seen anyone in public who was so close to your height, but this man was very tall, like you. He was naturally tan, like you. And he was young, like you. I had never seen anyone who could have so easily been you.

So I stood there for a moment, not breathing, and waiting for something, though for what I don’t know. He disappeared around the corner of the door, but the tears that had begun were still there as I stared at the spot he had occupied. It scared me slightly, this encounter, because he could have been you. It scared me how easily any man could be you. (Continued)

Altar Fashion

 

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DESIGNER Maria Sjödin offers stylish clerical wear for women. It’s comfortable, professional and alluring.

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