“Bernie Sanders monetized his presidential campaign on the backs of Democrat voters by selling his mailing list to a book publisher for a hefty advance which may or may not have contributed to his new dacha on Lake Champlain, a rather shrewd bit of capitalist opportunism coming from such a committed commie revolutionary.” – Scott McKay
Yes, they’re that clueless. They’ve been programmed to have a knee-jerk response to class envy rhetoric even when it is entirely irrelevant to them personally.
– The Liberator
As she has done before, last month, Lido Pimienta, a Colombian-Canadian singer, asked audience members of color to move to the front and white members to move to the back. Unlike other times she has made that request, some white members refused to act in accordance with her request, including a white female volunteer who was reportedly there to photograph the show.
As Billboard reported, Pimienta’s concert last month at the Marquee Ballroom in Nova Scotia’s capital precipitated responses Pimineta had not received before.
Although Billboard could offer no details regarding the alleged racism, festival officials claimed the photographer and several white members of the audience reacted with “aggressive” and “overt racism” after Pimineta requested “brown girls to the front.”
According to the National Post, Allie O’Manique, who shares management with Pimienta, said the female photographer would not budge from her position near the stage, prompting anger from some crowd members. O’Manique, whose version of events was confirmed by Festival spokesman Trevor Murphy, said that Pimienta “just kept saying, ‘Move to the back’ … finally after saying it about 10 times — and the woman refused to move — [Pimienta] said, ‘You’re cutting into my set time, and you’re disrespecting these women, and I don’t have time for this.”
Event organizers revealed the volunteer was kicked out of the concert and is no longer affiliated with the festival. The board of directors for Halifax Pop Explosion issued this statement:
We will not accept this behavior and neither should you. … Be responsible for your friends — talk to them and support them as they move towards unpacking their racism. People of Color deserve safe spaces and it is your responsibility to help. It is also ours. To Lido Pimienta: we are sorry that one of our volunteers interrupted your art, your show, and your audience by being aggressive and racist. We have so much respect for the art and music you create and the space you make for women, people of color, transgender, and nonbinary people. The way you interact with the world acts and provides a thoughtful example. You are a role model to us and many people in our community. We see it. We feel it. We hope you will work with us again.
Pimienta told Billboard:
From the audience’s point of view, [men] for the most part will not think twice before they put themselves right in front of you. I am a short woman, so I always have to show up very early to be able to enjoy the music, to see the acts. … From the stage point of view, I noticed how most men who plant themselves at the front, they tend to overpower ME. Their presence usually at my own show is a threatening one and I have had men grab me, grab my hands, grab my waist, scream “TE AMO MAMACITA.” My show is all about high energy and high feminine power, so I can see for some men, my energy reads “sexual” and they feel like my show is FOR THEM, when in fact, my show if anything, is for WOMXN.
When I started asking womxn to the front, I noticed how white women were usually at the front and brown girls would be behind the white girls, a bit more shy, a bit more restrained. Even at HPX, I had to call out a few black girls who were “too shocked” and felt I was “putting them on the spot” by saying, “Girl come to the front! This is for you!” As an immigrant, as an Afro-Indigenous person, as an intersectional feminist, as a mother and all of the other signifiers that qualify me as “other,” I understand what it is like to not see yourself in the media, to not see yourself in institutions and to not see yourself represented or reflected at a music show, because the “artist of colour” (and I put that in quotation marks because even that term is extremely problematic), we don’t get to see each other at that level.
I am deeply touched by HPX’s apology — they know they have a long way to go to balance things out, but at least they called themselves out and I hope this doesn’t end here but moves past the noise. I have a few ideas; I will probably share when I have time with them. We are all in a complicated and painful time, but we’re on a necessary path, unlearning patriarchal western “civilization” ways. If we don’t speak up, we will never evolve.
There is no saving these lunatics from themselves. – The Liberator
An Islamic terrorist named Sayfullo Saipov hopped in a truck yesterday and ran into a crowd of people, killing eight people and injuring a dozen more. He yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the course of the attack, and apparently pledged loyalty to ISIS before carrying it out.
Literally minutes after news of the slaughter broke, the Left and the media set to work focusing the discussion on the most important thing: Islamophobia. An author and professor at Rice University tweeted that the attack was “unfortunate” because of the effect it will have on Muslims in the city. Many others shared this concern. CNN refused initially to describe the killer, and reported that he yelled “God is great” so as to subtly de-Islamize him. MSNBC jumped in to insist that this is “not Islam whatsoever” and had nothing at all to do with Islam. The New Yorker immediately interviewed a local middle school teacher to find out how the attack might emotionally impact her Muslim students. NBC News published an article informing us that the poor Muslims are “again bracing for backlash.”
Again? When did the first backlash happen? When has there been any serious backlash against Muslims in the United States? The really incredible thing is that Muslims have faced basically no backlash at all. If members of a minority religious group in pretty much any non-western country killed thousands of innocent civilians over the course of only two decades, you can bet there would be a sustained and violent campaign of reprisals against them. Most likely, there would be a full-on purge and banishment of the offending party. That’s how Muslim groups are treated in Muslim countries by the dominant sect. But nothing of that sort has happened here or will ever happen here. Muslim Americans ought to show some gratitude for our enduring tolerance, rather than standing over our dead to inform us that they, the Muslims, are the real victims here.
Next to transgenderism, “Islamophobia” is truly the Left’s most ludicrous fable.
But even if there were some malignant strand of “Islamophobia” spreading rapidly throughout the land, you would only feed it, and, in the minds of the “Islamophobic,” vindicate it, by making anti-Muslim bigotry the first and most pressing issue after a brutal terrorist attack. Nobody does this with any other group, as Ben Shapiro points out. The media didn’t track down southern Americans to ask them about the effects of anti-south prejudices after the Charlottesville attack. Nobody was fretting about fears of anti-white backlash after Charleston. I don’t recall NBC doing any “not all pro-lifers” puff pieces after a nutcase shot up a Planned Parenthood a few years ago.
In fact, the reaction is quite the opposite. There was, rather, a frantic rush to connect Charlottesville with southern culture, Charleston with deep-seated white bigotries, and the Planned Parenthood shooting with the pro-life movement at large. Even though Muslims have killed far, far more people in this country and worldwide than any of these other groups, still only they get this kind of warm and fuzzy treatment from the media and our culture in general. It’s gross. Truly gross. Gross with a strong whiff of suicidal.
However you feel about Islam — if you think the religion is inherently peaceful in spite of terrorism, or if you think it is violent and hateful by its very nature — there are still certain facts you cannot avoid or deny. The terrorist in New York yesterday was Muslim. The terrorist in Orlando was Muslim. As were the terrorists in San Bernardino, and Chattanooga, and Boston, and Ft. Hood, and on 9-11, and in dozens of other cases in the United States, and thousands of other cases across the world. It is not “Islamophobia” to notice this fact. It is not bigotry to be disturbed by it. And the headline, the main point, of these blood events is certainly not that Muslims might get their feelings hurt. You are a fool, or something much worse, if that’s your primary concern.
But that IS all they’re worried about…which begs the question, Why? Why do liberals care more about Islamophobia than the deaths of Americans at the hands of terrorists? Answer: they’re nuts.
— The Liberator
If you’re not on social media do you even exist?
Yes, they are idiots. Yes, they vote. And, yes, they vote Democrat.
– The Liberator
It’s Official: The Left Has Abandoned Evolution
“Consider the progressive crusade to have logically minded people acknowledge a seemingly infinite number of genders (Facebook recognizes 58 last time I checked), or the idea that sex and gender can be turned off and on like a light switch, both of which grossly contradict accepted evolutionary theory.”
Click HERE for the rest of this mind-numbing column.
This phenomenon is all about women still trying to live up to the lofty standards established by the 60’s radical feminists who proffered the idiotic notion that women are men’s equals in all things. It’s ridiculous on its face if for no other reason than that men are not women’s equals in all things. The simple fact is that there are gender differences, but the Lunatic Left can’t abide that, so here we are, debating fifty-effing-eight gender types. So don’t try to tell ME that liberals aren’t completely and totally effing nuts. – The Liberator
Watch the heartbreaking video below and give what you can…
Millennials: Created by 40 years of insane liberal bright ideas. – The Liberator
Here are some interesting facts about gun control…
There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. The U.S. population is 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.00925% of the population dies from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:
• 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws
• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified
• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or the mentally ill
• 3% are accidental discharge deaths
• So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100 – Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spread across the nation?
• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago
• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore
• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit
• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)
So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause. This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation – or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others. For example, California had 1,169 – and Alabama had 1.
Now, which state has the strictest gun laws by far? Answer: California, of course, but understand, so it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.
Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault – all are done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That’s why they are criminals. But, what about other deaths each year?
40,000+ die from a drug overdose – THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
• 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths.
• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities (exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide).
• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors. You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!
• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers!
So what is the point? If Obama and Hillary – the anti-gun movement – focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides. Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!
So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It’s pretty simple. Taking away guns gives control to governments. The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the Colonies.
It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace. Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs. So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster: “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”
Remember, when it comes to “gun control”, the important word is “control”, not “gun”. Surprisingly, these are not the statistics you hear about from the media or from congress……now you know why.
85% of all violent interracial crimes are committed by Blacks
80% of all shootings are committed by Blacks
79% of all robberies are committed by Blacks
59% of all murders are committed by Blacks
52% of all violent juvenile crimes are committed by Blacks
49% of all murder victims are Black
45% of all drug offenses are committed by Blacks
42% of all cop killers are Black
8% of America’s population are Black men, yet they account for 40% of America’s total prison population.
99% of all major riots involving property damage, looting and civil disobedience are committed by Blacks as opposed to ANY OTHER minority in America.
Blacks Commit 25X more Violent Assaults against Whites than Whites against Blacks.
And the most amazing statistic of all…33% of all crimes in America are committed by 3% of the population; Blacks between the ages of 16 and 36.
42% of blacks are on welfare (Dept. of Commerce)
Only 59% of Blacks graduate high school (only 20% in Detroit)
Half of Detroit’s mayoral candidates in 2017 are felons.
Over 60% of Black households have no fathers present.
72% of Black mothers are unwed…welfare applicants on the way! More offspring means bigger welfare checks.
And yet they blame white America for all of their problems. Talk about cognitive dissonance! – The Liberator