Does Systemic Racism Exist? NO!

By way of introduction, I am, by education, temperament, and profession an empiricist. Opinions, to be valid, must flow from, and be rooted in, objective data, not the other way around. For me, racism is objectively evil and must be called out at every opportunity. With that in mind, I’ve been interested in actively combating the evils of racism ever since I read Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “The End of Racism”.

The problem, however, is that the Left has devalued racism. Racism is now defined as having occurred if the execution of a policy results in a “disparate impact”. This means that if the outcome of a policy (e.g., educational, housing, employment, etc.,) is a distribution that is racially unequal, racism must have been the cause even if the policy was instituted in a racially neutral manner. Disparate Impact is the basis for the concept of systemic racism.

The concept of “white privilege” is a form of systemic racism in which the disparate impact of a policy results in racial inequality that favors Whites. In other words, White privilege is a specific form of systemic racism.

In the videos that follow, three black men, Colman Hughes, Larry Elder, and Brandon Tatum, address and destroy the idea of system racism.

In this video, Coleman Hughes lays out the big picture.

In this next video below, Larry Elder rebuts specific proof statements offered by advocates of Systemic Racism. As an aside, this video, according to Dave Rubin the interviewer, constituted his “Red Pill” moment – the signature event that started Rubin, a liberal at the time, on his road to conservatism.

In this final video, Brandon Tatum (a Black ex-Police Officer) and Dave Rubin discuss the reality of race and policing. It’s very long (1 hour and 9 minutes) and worth every minute of your time. However, if time is pressing, just watch the last 15 minutes.

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Isaiah 5:20 – The Evil Inherent In The Floyd Riots

American justice is based on the biblical ideal that the guilty must get what they deserve. America expresses this ideal in a system of justice that assumes the accused are innocent until proven guilty. Once proven guilty s/he must be punished to the full extent of the law (mercy notwithstanding). The alternative, advanced by the morally confused Left, is mob justice exacted at the expense of the innocent. Mob justice is evil because it precisely imbues the rioters with self-righteous purpose. They think they are serving justice by attacking the innocent. God has something to say about this. Speaking through His prophet Isaiah God warns us saying…

Woe unto those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter (Isaiah 5:20)

As I think about this, it’s actually worse because rioting is not directed at the perpetrator, in this case the police officer who murdered Mr.Floyd. Rather, the rioters are targeting innocent people for “punishment”.  The moral lesson to be understood is that mob justice is manifestly evil and must never be countenanced, much less supported. People lives are being ended or their ability to earn a living destroyed.

So, let me end by focusing our thoughts on the moral issue at hand – after watching the video linked below answer this question: did this innocent man deserve to be beaten to death any more than George Floyd deserved to be choked to death? Do any of you reading these words believe the people who beat this man should not be punished just as George Floyd’s murderer will be punished?

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The Riot Events To Be Memory Holed

Veteran blogger Pierre Legrand emailed a massive core dump of video clips of the past several days’ events

He has tried to post these in DISQUS but to no avail. He says these links need to be posted before the Left dumps them into the memory hole. To quote Legrand, “Not sure this will work out but I want to post this list of terror attacks before it’s deleted.”

Per Glen Reynolds (@Instapundit): “To be fair, the AP assures me that none of that looting ever actually happened. And based on today’s NYT and CNN.com homepages, none of the other events captured in the videos linked below happened, either.”

Man stomped and stoned for trying to defend a bar from being looted

https://streamable.com/xkcvkk

Destroying store and beating unarmed woman and her husband

https://streamable.com/rvrwil

Beating and stomping guy on the ground Santa Monica

https://streamable.com/x6ue5x

Restaurant manager beaten and stomped for trying to defend his workplace

https://streamable.com/ila4dh

Stopping, beating and stomping a truck driver while protesters yell to kill him

https://streamable.com/8zk9dq

Protesters attack a media member and then pummel him

https://streamable.com/p4i3jb

Chasing guy and kicking him in the face for defending flag in Portland

https://streamable.com/ky6jyh

Police officer beaten on the streets

https://streamable.com/je4ki5

Car runs over a cop

https://streamable.com/q4nat7

Protesters set homeless man’s belongings on fire

https://streamable.com/sdjvfa

Throwing fireworks at the cops

https://streamable.com/7sv4a9

Looting a FedEx truck then looter gets dragged when truck tries to escape

https://streamable.com/n1azx3

Chasing and beating guy with red had

https://streamable.com/rcsmi0

Rioter sets himself on fire while trying to set a building on fire

https://streamable.com/w5wa8l

Fireworks thrown into CNN hq / Police officers

https://streamable.com/7dw6g7

Protester runs over the cops with an SUV

https://streamable.com/ttijvn

Destroying/looting/setting on fire Old Navy

https://streamable.com/oceqqg

Guardhouse in front of WH set on fire

https://streamable.com/vfopia

Dozens of cars destroyed/torched near CNN hq – Atlanta

https://streamable.com/ubjohz

St Louis neighborhood on fire

https://streamable.com/8lnd7v

Building on fire while self-proclaimed Mexicans say fuck white people

https://streamable.com/yvkek4

Destroying police SUV

https://streamable.com/2b7fic

Near a torched car audio speakers propaganda that all crime is legal

https://streamable.com/t76kdn

Destroying/looting bank in Montreal

https://streamable.com/3hwkx2

Pharmacy destroyed/looted in Dallas

https://streamable.com/fl7e5z

The remains of whole neighborhood destroyed

https://streamable.com/dtptr1

Destroying stores – Dallas

https://streamable.com/hn1qng

Destroying police SUV – Austin

https://streamable.com/v8zk1e

Police SUV torched LA

https://streamable.com/61mdlo

Looting target/beating disabled person in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/oyjgbk

Future apartment building destroyed with fire in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/dxmc0w

Looting pharmacy – Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/53nl1p

Destroying business in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/5lm779

More businesses on fire in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/f1zcmy

Ransacked Target Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/b3u92p

Building burning in neighborhood Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/vh5nyu

Boy drove car into a store

https://streamable.com/nrm2pn

Post office looted/destroyed

https://streamable.com/v4vflf

Minneapolis third police precinct set on fire

https://streamable.com/o27w75

More buildings on fire Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/8au2lf

Autoparts Store getting destroyed/looted

https://streamable.com/dum1r8

Autozone on fire

https://streamable.com/vq9hrp

Looting in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/jfor5g

Adults loot with their children

https://streamable.com/m4cr5j

Cars torched – Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/mmk9gr

Looting an ATM in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/ht2oxv

Remains of destroyed/looted Cub Foods

https://streamable.com/qhzlm7

Business and stores on fire in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/jcpdvv

Brenda Lenton’s home and belongings destroyed by a fire – Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/3s9l17

Aftermath of whole neighborhood being set on fire in Minneapolis

https://streamable.com/eat2c0

Nashville city hall set on fire while rioters cheer

https://streamable.com/b3y0ep

Fox reporters chased out with projectiles thrown at them near White House

https://streamable.com/1qzyua

Attacking drivers Tulsa, Okla

https://streamable.com/ixpxh9

Setting St. John’s Church on fire

https://streamable.com/u3y4ch

Destroying/looting stores Montreal

https://streamable.com/92h4rr

Destroying/looting store in Downtown Oakland

https://streamable.com/y9s4x9

Bar destroyed/Trying to loot a safe

https://streamable.com/yzprm5

Stolen Bulldozer in Oakland

https://streamable.com/lhf5ze

Two police SUVs torched in Seattle

https://streamable.com/eketpr

Multiple cars torched in Philadelphia

https://streamable.com/13784m

Ohio Statehouse being destroyed

https://streamable.com/k13b3l

Trying to breach Justice Center/central police precinct Portland

https://streamable.com/avcfq0

Destroying/Looting Justice Center Portland

https://streamable.com/1j6fof

Looting small business in Portland

https://streamable.com/bfs08c

Destroying/looting small business Portland

https://streamable.com/adfxxt

Looting Louis Vuitton store

https://streamable.com/f4ysu9

Driving stolen cars into stores – Portland

https://streamable.com/o1w92j

Destroying Chase Bank – Portland

https://streamable.com/o1wtom

Setting Chase Bank on fire – Portland

https://streamable.com/nanakz

Destroying/Looting Apple Store – Portland

https://streamable.com/2wncgk

Looting in St. Paul

https://streamable.com/6fouwt

Looting Shoe Store

https://streamable.com/60v3xh

Looting apple store

https://streamable.com/1wzq39

Looting North Face store – NYC

https://streamable.com/ux7djn

Nike Store being looted – NYC

https://streamable.com/6sdcb3

Looting in Union Square – NYC

https://streamable.com/jiz3zd

Looting T-mobile store

https://streamable.com/ag5kwc

Shop owner saves store from looters with a firearm

https://streamable.com/5oj1jl

Business owner defends his store from looters with a firearm

https://streamable.com/pmdjkb

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Leftists: Trump Has Blood On His Hands!

Oh really? Here’s truth

LEFTIST LIE #1: Trump has blood on his hands because his denials and delays have cost thousands of lives because of his inaction. Is any of this true? Let’s see.

Beginning on January 6th, Trump’s team made repeated offers to send CDC officials and scientists to China to assist in characterizing the novel coronavirus. China repeatedly refused the offers.

On January 15th the first COVID-19 patient enters the U.S. Trump immediately orders selected airports in the U.S. to begin screenings for Coronavirus. By January 17th the screenings had begun. On January 31 Trump imposes travel restriction on all flights from Wuhan. On Feb 9th, Trump imposed travel restrictions on Iran. On March 11th Trump imposes travel restrictions from 26 European countries. Trump was the first leader to impose travel restrictions to protect citizens from coronavirus.

LEFTIST LIE #2: Trump dithered in Late January after his Trade Advisor, Peter Navarro and HHS Secretary Alex Azar briefed him about the Virus

Trump was the first leader to ban in-coming travel from other high risk countries. On Jan 31 Trump banned all travel to/from China for which he was called a racist and a xenophobe by Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and others. . On March 11th Trump banned all travel from 26 European countries. In all cases, these bans were described as unnecessary. For example, here’s what the main stream media had to say:

  • USA Today (1 Feb), “Coronavirus is scary, but the flu is deadlier, …”
  • Los Angeles Times (Jan 24), “Should you panic about the coronavirus from China? Here’s what the experts say.” 
  • The New York Times (Feb 5),
    • Who Says It’s Not Safe to Travel to China?”
    • “Why we should be wary of an aggressive government response to coronavirus
    • “Beware the Pandemic Panic”
  • Washington Post:
    • How our brains make coronavirus seem scarier than it is
    • Get a grippe America. The flu is a much bigger threat…”
  • Associated Press: “Is the new virus more ‘deadly’ than flu? Not exactly”
  • CNN: “What’s spreading faster than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians.”
  • VOX: “Is this going to be a deadly pandemic? No!”
  • Reuters (Feb 3), “WHO says widespread travel bans not needed to beat China Virus.”

LEFTIST LIE #3: Trump lied about the travel ban when he claimed that all travelers returning from China were to be banned.

Trump’s ban allowed U.S. citizens to be repatriated provided they undergo a two week quarantine. Non-citizens were not allowed in.

LEFTIST LIE #4: Trump waffled and was indecisive. A strong, decisive leader would have locked the country down in mid-February.

On Feb 24th Nancy Pelosi visits San Francisco’s Chinatown encouraging large groups of people to celebrate the event. She later blame’s Trump early “denial” for the spread of the coronavirus. On Feb 27, Trump asks congress for $2.5 billion in supplemental funding to combat coronavirus outbreak, Pelosi tables the request and proposes a ban on flavored cigarettes instead.

LEFTIST LIE #6: Trump failed to get testing started soon enough.

In the December-January timeframe Trump instructed the CDC to begin development of coronavirus screening tests. However, China refused to give the CDC actual samples of the virus! When they did, the CDC botched the development. In addition, long-standing FDA regulations prohibited private industry from developing these tests. In mid-March, Trump reversed these regulations allowing state officials to take charge of coronavirus tests developed by private labs in their states.

LEFTIST LIE #7: Trump should have locked down the U.S. by mid-February.

By March 3rd there were only 102 cases in the United States. Italy was the first country to enter a lockdown on March 8th. Spain didn’t lockdown until 14 March. The U.K. locked down on 23 March.

The U.S. is a federal republic and Trump has no power to shutdown a sovereign state. But the President can facilitate state shutdowns by declaring a national emergency. On March 13th Trump did exactly that so that by March 16th, 48 states had begun targeted shutdowns (e.g., restaurants, nightclubs, movie theatres, etc.,).

LEFTIST LIE #8: Trump Was Responsible for the national PPE’s stockpile depletion.

The national stockpile of PPE, including N95 masks was depleted by the Obama administration’s response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak in 2009 and the SARS outbreak two years later. The stockpile was never replenished by the Obama Administration. Here’s what USA’s fact checker reported:

Our [USA’s]rating: True

We rate this claim TRUE because it is supported by our research. There is no indication that the Obama administration took significant steps to replenish the supply of N95 masks in the Strategic National Stockpile after it was depleted from repeated crises. Calls for action came from experts at the time concerned for the country’s ability to respond to future serious pandemics. Such recommendations were, for whatever reason, not heeded.

LEFTIST LIE #9: Trump is overly-optimistic. We need serious leadership not flag-waving polyannas.

On Feb 24th Nancy Pelosi visits San Francisco’s Chinatown encouraging large groups of people to celebrate the event. She later blame’s Trump early “denial” for the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s what Dan Crenshaw, ex-Navy Seal and Texas Congressman said about leadership, “Exuding positivity and calmness in crisis is exactly how we ask our SEALs to lead. When bullets are flying past my head, I don’t need to raise my voice,” Crenshaw continued. “Calm breeds calm. Panic breeds panic.”

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