Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Oh No He Di...INT!

Well, apparently he has.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly (pictured above) defended fellow FNC host Megyn Kelly Monday night, saying that Santa Claus is indeed white, although he added that it really doesn't matter.

Kelly came under fire last week after saying that both Santa and Jesus were white men. She was responding to a Slate article by Aisha Harris, who wrote a vilely racist opinion piece entitled “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore.” (http://www.slate.com/articles/life/holidays/2013/12/santa_claus_an_old_white_man_not_anymore_meet_santa_the_penguin_a_new_christmas.html).

Hey! How come Aisha Harris hasn't been excoriated for her own disgusting bit of race baiting? Whites are not only a majority in America (72%) they also comprise over 70% of America’s poor and are the fastest growing group in poverty within the U.S. (poor, mostly rural whites have higher birth rates than any other poor group in America, prompting Charles Murray’s 1990's article, “The Coming White Underclass”). Soooo, any thought that Ms. Harris’ assertion is based on her view that there is “a rising black tide within America,” is patently and demonstrably false. As a matter of fact, African-Americans are actually a shrinking segment of America’s population, blacks at appx. 12% of the population have accounted for 36% of the abortions annually and since 1973 have shrunk from over 13% of the population to slightly over 12% today, with fully 1/3 of the blacks living in the USA today being either African or Caribbean immigrants or their descendants. That means, in real terms, since 1973, the native-born American black population within America has shrunk by more than a third! I am virtually certain that Aisha Harris is aware of those facts.

So, HOW can Aisha Harris have escaped the well-warranted outrage over her overtly racist and deliberately offensive remarks?

Whoops! I almost forgot...at this moment in time, even the most obvious and odious black bigots “can’t be called racists” in America.

Predictably, a tsunami of criticism erupted in the wake of Kelly’s remarks.

Critics said St. Nicholas, the model for Santa Claus, was from what is modern-day Turkey, and Jesus was a Middle-Eastern Jew. Both had dark skin, they said.

But O’Reilly noted, in rebuttal, that Turks today don’t consider themselves nonwhite. O’Reilly stated, “In this case, Ms. Kelly was correct. Santa was a white person. Does that matter? No, it doesn't matter. The spirit of Santa transcends all racial boundaries.” I couldn't help but notice that O’Reilly shied away from mentioning anything about the historical Jesus, who was indeed a Middle Eastern Jewish Rabbi and an anti-Roman activist. O’Reilly, who researched the historical Jesus for his book “Killing Jesus”  (http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Jesus-Martin-Dugard-OReilly/dp/1447252667/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387307746&sr=1-2&keywords=killing+jesus) has to know that the historical Jesus looked nothing like the Europeanized version used to convert the Pagans of Europe. Still, his comments about the modern-day Santa Claus, are true, in so far as they go (he wrongly focuses on the Turkish roots of St. Nicholas which is only peripherally related to the modern-day Santa Claus). Today’s Santa Claus is NOT as much based on the Turkish saint, but instead on the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas...and the Dutch are indeed very much and very proudly northern European white.

The history of the modern-day Santa Claus is easily referenced online on sites like Wikipedia;“Santa Claus, also known as Saint NicholasFather ChristmasKris Kringle and simply “Santa“, is a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins who, in many Western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children on December 24, the night before Christmas. However, in some European countries children receive their presents on St. Nicholas’ Day, December 6. The modern figure of Santa Claus is derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, has part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Christian bishop and gift-giver Saint Nicholas. During the Christianization of Germanic Europe, this figure may have absorbed elements of the god Odin, who was associated with the Germanic pagan midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. Over time, traits of this character and the British folklore character Father Christmas merged to form the modern Santa Claus known today.

Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man — sometimes with spectacles — wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots and carries a bag full of gifts for children. Images of him rarely have a beard with no moustache. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of Clement Clarke Moore’s 1823 poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” and of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, children’s books and films.”

Both O’Reilly and Kelly correctly note that the real target of the criticism is Fox News itself.

That criticism has been, from the start, rooted in anti-working class bigotry, often anti-white bigotry and an antipathy toward free speech on the part of those who've leveled those criticisms.

With Conservatives and traditionalists outnumbering liberals by around 2 to 1 (at least according to Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/152021/conservatives-remain-largest-ideological-group.aspx), America’s media SHOULD reflect that reality rather than look to alienate the single largest group of Americans.

Suffice to say, when even noted FNC critics like Media Matters founder David Brock openly admit that America’s media should be far more Conservative, it SHOULD be time for ALL Left-of-Center Americans of good will to throw in the towel on that one.

Monday, December 16, 2013

“White Knight” Syndrome Leads Judge to Unfair (“Racist”) Verdict

Former Judge Frank Barbaro

An 86 year-old retired (white) judge, a self-proclaimed “lifelong Civil Rights activist,” former Longshoreman and NY State Assemblyman now admits that he wrongly convicted a white man, Donald Kagan, for killing a black man, Wavell Wint, Jr. who was in the process of mugging him over a chain that Kagan was wearing outside a movie theater in East New York Brooklyn in 1998.

Sadly, Frank Barbaro’s confession comes about 14 years too late for Donald Kagan, whom he convicted in 1999 and at the twilight of his own life, a life lived under the happy delusion of “effective do-gooderism.”

Unfortunately, Barbaro’s is NOT a rare disorder. Many white liberals have long suffered under the “White Knight” syndrome, in which they come to believe that THEY are rare bastions of “goodness” among a society filled with (mostly white) racial bigots and other assorted “badies.”

No doubt, it must feel pretty GOOD. That’s why so many of today’s Leftists seem stuck in the 1960s, erroneously believing that white America overwhelmingly reviles blacks and that blacks, in turn, need the paternalism proffered by these “White Knights.”

The fact that overt anti-black bigotry is exceedingly rare makes no difference to the “White Knights,” who look instead at the “disparate impacts” that things like standardized exams and traditional lending criteria have on African-Americans and compare whites who demand “ONE standard for ALL,” in opposition to race-based preferences as “racists,” instead of the moral (and Constitutional) crusaders they truly are.

What else, except the “White Knight” syndrome, could lead a judge to convict a man defending himself from attack (a mugging) of murder, for merely righteously defending himself?

Not surprisingly, Wint’s family, in true “ghetto fabulous” fashion, see THEMSELVES as the victims; “I shouldn’t be back here reliving the past. I thought everything was over with,” said Wavell Wint Jr., who was 4 when Kagan killed his dad.

“He should be ashamed of himself as a judge,” said Wint Jr.’s mom, Carmen De Jesus.

For those concerned over the prospects of Donald Kagan’s wrongful conviction being overturned, NOT to worry, his case is now in the hands of Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson, a Judge and self-confessed “fashionista,” who is fond of wearing lime green suits under her judicial robes. It appears likely that poor Donald Kagan’s fate is effectively sealed.

Ain’t That RICH……”Affluenza” Defense Works for Texas Punk

Ethan Couch (left) and the 4 people he killed

This past June 15th, Ethan Couch stole a bunch of beer from a local Walmart with his buddies, jumped into a pickup truck and subsequently smashed into a woman whose car had broken down on a Burleson, Texas road, killing the woman, two people who lived nearby and came to help, and another passerby. Killed were Brian Jennings, 43-year-old Burleson youth minister; Breanna Mitchell of Lillian, 24; Shelby Boyles, 21, and her 52-year-old mother, Hollie Boyles, who lived near the crash site.

Prosecutors said the teen’s blood-alcohol was three times the legal limit when he caused the chain reaction crash and struck the four pedestrians. He also had seven passengers in his Ford F-350, and was speeding, according to trial testimony.

In court, he faced a 20 year sentence, BUT glory be...he found a judge, who bought into a bullshit “disease,” called “Affluenza” – having too much money and too little conscience. WoW! How in the hell do I get THAT disease?!

According to his defense team, Ethan Ethan Couch suffers from “affluenza,” a term which means that his wealthy parents pretty much let him get away with everything. The defense saved him from a 20-year sentence; State District Judge Jean Boyd bought it at his sentencing on Tuesday and gave Couch probation instead. They insisted that, “He (Couch) never learned that sometimes you don’t get your way,” Gary Miller, a psychologist assigned to Couch said in court. “He had the cars and he had the money. He had freedoms that no young man would be able to handle.”

A psychologist called as an expert defense witness said the boy suffered from “affluenza.” Affluenza is defined as a psychological malaise that affects young people who may come from families with money. These individuals may have the feeling of guilt, lack of motivation or a sense of isolation. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/12/12/families-outraged-over-teen-probation-only-sentence-in-dwi-crash/) As a result, this past Tuesday State District Judge Jean Boyd  sentenced the 16-year-old to 10 years’ probation after he confessed to intoxication manslaughter  in the crash. So Couch pleaded guilty to four counts of manslaughter by intoxication and two counts of assault by intoxication causing bodily injury. As a result, four people are dead and two teens in the bed of the truck were seriously  injured – one cannot move or talk.

Ironically enough, tonight CNN is airing “An Unreal Dream” the Michael Morton story about a man maliciously prosecuted and wrongly convicted for the 1986  murder of his wife(http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/04/justice/exonerated-prisoner-update-michael-morton/). Morton did 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit and wasn’t exonerated by DNA evidence due to stonewalling by the Texas prosecutor Ken Anderson, who has been subsequently disbarred for his actions(http://www.law360.com/articles/487677).

Here in the USA, we used to excoriate “3rd World justice,” where the rich and poor dealt with entirely different legal systems.

We haven’t been able to reform those backwater hellholes, so it appears we’ve tried “joining them” instead. Well, on that score, it certainly seems MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!


In the wake of his ridiculous sentence, the judge (Jean Boyd) has come under deserved fire for being “too lenient” on felons and “seeking rehabilitation over incarceration whenever she can.”

UNFORTUNATELY, in our race-obsessed national media the focus has been on a discrepancy between Ethan Couch’s 10 year probation sentence and that given to an unnamed 14 year old black youth who killed a man while playing “the knockout game.” According to News 8 in Texas, (we) “discovered the same judge sent a 14-year-old black boy to prison in March 2012 for killing just one person with a powerful punch to the ground.

“That teenage suspect’s name was never made public, since he was prosecuted as a juvenile.

“Just after 10 p.m. on October 6, [2011,] the teen was riding in a Cadillac with two friends when he suddenly jumped out of the vehicle in the 1700 block of Vaughn Avenue and punched [Mark] Gregory, who was 5-foot-1 and weighed 106 pounds,” the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. “Gregory’s head struck the pavement and he died two days later.”

The 14-year-old boy admitted to the crime, and never expressed remorse for the murder, according to prosecutors.” (http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Decision-in-16-year-olds-drunk-driving-case-raises-questions-about-judges-previous-decision-235688241.html)

BUT the same report notes that the judge sought rehab in that case as well, but no facility would take him; ”Still, Gregory’s mother, Anita Lauterbach, said she remembers the judge being more into rehabilitation rather than race.

“She wanted to send him to one of these special places in Arizona. But no one would take him,” Lauterbach said. “We were horrified. We just couldn’t believe it. The district attorney and I were just sitting on pins and needles. But when nobody would take him, [it was] a sigh of relief.”

Lauterbach said she is still disgusted at her experience with the judge.

“She’s too easy on them,” Lauterbach added. “I don’t think she needs to be sitting on that bench.”

I might well agree with that last statement, BUT, the cases are NOT at all similar. In the Ethan Couch case, as egregious as it is, he is a juvenile primarily guilty of reckless endangerment and vehicular manslaughter (a homicide absent intent), while in the case of the the unnamed black teen, that defendant is guilty of felony assault that resulted in death, which amounts to either 1st degree manslaughter (a potential 30 year stretch in many places for an adult), at the least, OR 2nd degree murder, depending upon the skill of the prosecutor and the willingness of a jury to be swayed.

MOREOVER, the issue ISN'T that Boyd's leniency should be more universally extended, or "available to all," it SHOULD NOT be available to ANYONE.

"Justice" is only partially about attempting to rehabilitate offenders, there is another, equally vital component of justice and that is the offender "paying for his/her crimes" with confinement (jail time) and Civil Compensation.

“No One Knows HOW He Got in There”….

That line from an American national media News report was, of course, in reference to the “fake sign language interpreter” at the recent Nelson Mandela Memorial.

Amazingly, according to the American national media, “NO ONE knows” HOW a fake signer got into the Mandela Memorial...as if he’d crashed a block party...or an Obama State Dinner. Now WHO would do that? (Hint: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6665738/Couple-who-gatecrashed-Obamas-dinner-photographed-at-inauguration.html)

Well, I certainly KNOW “HOW he got in there,” so maybe I can help out a little bit on this one.

That sign language interpreter slot is a PAID position. In fact, it pays pretty well for a relatively short gig.

SOMEONE, yes (almost certainly) the political hacks (probably the HEAD of the organizing committee) who set up the Memorial HIRED this guy, Thamsanqa Jantjie, who NOW claims he isn’t a fraud but had a “schizophrenic episode” (http://news.yahoo.com/mandela-memorial-sign-language-interpreter-39-fraud-39-004855924.html) while on stage. Wow! That’s a LOT better! Someone, probably a friend hired Mr. Jantjie  instead of, say, someone from a local school for the deaf, since they didn’t appear to have a real signer on staff.

Now here’s the thing about that bit of media paternalism that’s so vexing...these overwhelmingly white media flacks are always more than willing to say such insipid things that make themselves look foolish and risk damaging their own credibility, to defray at all costs charges of incompetence being leveled at...the incompetent, ESPECIALLY when those incompetents happen to be “ethnic minorities.”

But WHY?!

They’ll lamely say that “We don’t want to reinforce the petty bigotries of so many in our audience,” BUT I believe it goes much deeper than that...in fact, it goes directly to their own deeply held petty bigotries about those groups. The ONE THING the MSM hasn’t done very well is integrate their own cozy nests. Why else are most newsrooms, and most of our national media outlets so overwhelmingly, virtually mono-chromatically white?!

This is certainly NOT about  "international sensitivity," because without question the very SAME sort of thing could very easily happen here in the USA. Pick virtually ANY major, dysfunctional (predominantly black) urban area and the same kind of incompetence is merely “par for the course.”

Oh WAIT! Our national media covers for that sort of domestic incompetence as well!

So, it must be a reflex action on their parts. IF those in the MSM are truly devoid of such “petty bigotries” why aren’t more ethnic minorities more visible in the national media?
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