For white nationalists, Trump win a dream come true, says alt-right leader from Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/2016/11/16/trumps-rise-first-stage-white-nationalist-movement-says-alt-right-leader-dallas

For white nationalists, Trump win a dream come true, says alt-right leader from Dallas

November 16, 2016

Richard Spencer was euphoric the night Donald Trump was elected president.

“When it happened, I thought I might have been dreaming,” he said.

Spencer, a 38-year-old Dallas native and graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas prep school, is a key intellectual leader of the alternative right, a label he coined in 2008 to describe the radical conservative movement defined by white nationalism and a fervent resistance to multiculturalism and globalism.

In his mind, Trump “is the first step, the first stage towards identity politics for white people.”

“That is something major,” Spencer said Tuesday night. “He’s not your father’s conservative. He’s not in this to promote free markets or neoconservative foreign politics or to protect Israel, for that matter. He’s in this to protect his people. He’s in this to protect the historic American nation.”

During the interview or shortly after it, Spencer’s Twitter account was suspended, along with those of several other prominent alt-right figures. He called the suspensions an act of “corporate Stalinism” carried out to mollify accusations that social media was responsible for Trump’s election — an analysis with which he agrees.

“This is just a sign that we have power,” he says in a video titled “The Knight of the Long Knives,” posted shortly after the “purge.”

Over the course of Trump’s presidential campaign, Spencer and others who championed the president-elect as an “alt-right hero” have blitzed out of the dark corners of the internet and into the national spotlight.

They have attracted thousands of new followers through their use of social media, memes and the internet more broadly. They have been labeled as racists, anti-Semites, xenophobes and bigots. They’re self-identified “deplorables” who claim they’ve been silenced by mainstream conservatism for far too long.

And if you ask them, Trump’s election on Nov. 9 made them the “vanguards” of American conservatism. In short, they believe they just hijacked the GOP.

“They are a conscious repudiation of the American conservative movement,” said Dan Morenoff, a 42-year-old lawyer from North Dallas and former head of the Republican Jewish Coalition chapter in North Texas. “They affirmatively reject the American ideals that conservatives have tried to conserve over the last 50 years. But I think a better description for them is barbarians. They are barbarians who would replace American culture with an ethno-national state.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center labeled Spencer an “academic racist” who takes a “quasi-intellectual approach to white separatism.”

Spencer prefers to call himself an “identitarian” but will accept white nationalist. He is adamant that he’s not a white supremacist, which implies a desire for whites to rule over nonwhites. Such a hierarchy would be “disastrous,” he said.

He’s the editor of Radix Journal, an online magazine focused on alt-right theory, and he serves as director and president of the National Policy Institute, an alt-right think tank he plans to use as a vessel to push Trump further in the direction of anti-war, anti-immigration and, most importantly, pro-white policies.

He envisions a white ethno-state utopia, devoid of black people, Muslims, Jews, Asians or anyone else without a common European heritage and culture. He believes white people in America have become rootless wanderers, displaced by immigrants who are now waging a kind of proxy war against the European cultural foundation upon which the U.S. was built.

“Look, I care about my people more than I care about others,” Spencer said. “It’s very simple. What form that takes, I don’t know. But I don’t believe in equality. I don’t care about everyone. I don’t care about the world. I want to fight for my people first.”

He says he holds no animosity for people of color and other minorities. In fact, he said he sympathizes with their plight in America and understands “why they never felt part of this country.”

But his sympathies don’t override what he believes is the inherent, genetically motivated animosity different races hold toward each other. Because of this natural hate, he believes walls will ultimately be more successful in promoting peace than bridges will be.

These views have some local Jewish community members “horrified,” but Morenoff said no one has any reason to be afraid. The alt-right may support Trump, but the general sentiment in the American community is far from the hate he says they espouse. He is however “preaching constant vigilance to people — wherever they are on the political spectrum.”

Other critics, like Denton activist Deborah Armintor,  consider the movement a fantasy that is no less frightening for its flawed philosophy.

“They call themselves the alt-right, but I see that as a code word for white supremacism,” said Armintor.
Armintor, a faculty member in the English department and the Jewish and Israel Studies program at the University of North Texas, ran for an at-large seat on the Denton City Council this year but lost.

She says she was “paralyzed” for two days after Trump’s election but has since “snapped back into action” and will resist the “new vision for America” represented by the alt-right, which she says the president-elect “glommed on to.”

Armintor said the entire foundation of the white nationalist philosophy is flawed and a “complete fantasy.” North America was originally settled by Native Americans, and it was only after Europeans forcibly removed them from the land, and introduced slavery to the new continent, that European culture flourished.

In her mind, America has always been and will be a multicultural nation, albeit one with a complicated and painful history.

“I don’t have to make a case or plea for my existence or any of my friends’ existences. We’re here,” she said. “It’s the white supremacist, it’s those people who have to explain their position. They’re the ones who have to explain how they can dare to say these things in America after the Holocaust and genocides all over the world because of precisely these attitudes.”

Spencer currently resides in the resort town of Whitefish, Montana, in what was described as a “Bavarian-style mansion” in a profile in Mother Jones. He was born in Massachusetts but moved to the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas when he was about 2 years old.

“It was a fairly idyllic, suburban childhood,” Spencer said with a laugh. “I remember riding bikes around the neighborhood, and so on. I guess you could say I lived in a bubble to a certain extent, like a lot of the kids in that area. But it was very nice.”

He attended St. Mark’s School of Texas, one of the most prestigious all-boys prep schools in the Southwest. He described himself as an average student who didn’t stand out among the bright minds surrounding him. He played varsity football and baseball. He directed a minimalist stage play titled K2 about two men stuck on a mountain 27,000 feet above sea level.

“You would’ve never guessed that I would become a political radical,” he said. “When I was a kid in Dallas — even a young man in Dallas — I was not a political radical. I don’t think there was anything in my childhood that inspired me to go down this path. If anything, I went down this path in spite of my background.”

Spencer said his father, a Dallas-based ophthalmologist, and mother are registered Republicans who aren’t passionate about politics and have “mainstream” conservative opinions and morals. He described them as “standard Episcopalian Dallasites.”

“Their political beliefs are not mine,” Spencer said. “I’m a bit of a black sheep.”

According to Mother Jones, Spencer was friends with the only black student in his class at St. Mark’s, John Lewis. Lewis said he never thought Spencer was a racist, but another student told Mother Jones they remembered Spencer making “conservative, racially laced comments.”

Spencer dismissed the claim, saying he didn’t come to hold his radical views until college. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where he double-majored in English and music.

During this period, he was influenced by the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Jared Taylor, a founding figure in the American white nationalist movement and editor of American Renaissance.

“I think my personality was open to these ideas,” he said. “I think it was a combination of nature and nurture. I was who I was, even as a child.”

He later studied humanities at the University of Chicago and then pursued a doctoral degree at Duke University for two years before he was offered at job at The American Conservative magazine and dropped out.

He was eventually fired because of his radical views, and in December  2009, he started AlternativeRight.com, which eventually became Radix Journal. In 2011 he became president of the National Policy Institute and has used it as a platform to promote his white nationalist ideas ever since.

The day after Trump was elected president, Spencer streamed a video on Periscope of himself describing his feelings about the results and what they represented. Viewers thanked him for laying the groundwork for Trump’s election. But he humbly deflected the congratulatory remarks.

“This really was one of the greatest moments of my life,” he said. “It’s hard to explain how enthusiastic I was last night. This is what I’ve been living for.”

Days after Trump was elected, he appointed Steve Bannon, the former executive of Brietbart News who is credited with guiding Trump’s campaign to victory, as his chief strategist.

The appointment drew heavy criticism because Breitbart has often been deemed a mouthpiece for the alt-right movement and white nationalist writers. Many Democratic legislators called for Trump to rescind the offer.

Spencer, on the other hand, welcomed the appointment and said it was the “best possible position” for Bannon in the Trump White House.

“Bannon will answer directly to Trump and focus on the big picture, and not get lost in the weeds,” he tweeted. “Bannon is not a ‘chief of staff,’ which requires a ‘golden retriever’ personality. He’ll be freed up to chart Trump’s macro trajectory.”

Armintor and Morenoff, two 42-year-old professionals from the Dallas area, are on opposite ends of the political spectrum but have both met Trump’s election with far more reserve. And they both stand in direct, aggressive opposition to the alt-right and white nationalism.

Armintor said she remains horrified but motivated to work at a local level to promote civic engagement and unity.

Morenoff said the alt-right’s rise is “deeply troubling,” but he will continue to scrutinize the executive branch.

“The alt-right is very happy about the election of Donald Trump,” he said. “They have adopted him as a mascot, but that doesn’t mean their feelings are mutual.”

While he doesn’t know if alt-right figures will be satisfied or disappointed by a Trump presidency, he recognizes this moment in American history as an opportunity to think critically about limited government.

“If the election of one political figure has the power to scare you this much, you should join with conservative groups to make sure the powers of the executive branch are not so strong that they make you feel afraid,” he said.

November 17, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Racism. 1 comment.

Here’s an awesome eight minute criticism of liberals who stand in front of oncoming traffic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeXp7shh8i4

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Idiots blocking traffic. Leave a comment.

Final newspaper endorsement count: Clinton 57, Trump 2

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/304606-final-newspaper-endorsement-count-clinton-57-trump-2

Final newspaper endorsement count: Clinton 57, Trump 2

November 6, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has received fewer endorsements from the editorial boards of the nation’s largest newspapers than any major-party presidential candidate in history.

Among the top 100 largest newspapers in America, just two — the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville — endorsed Trump. The Review-Journal is owned by Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who has spent millions trying to elect Trump.

“Donald Trump, despite all of his faults, is best suited to blow up the inbred corruption of the Washington-New York elites,” the Times-Union wrote in a Sunday editorial.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has received endorsements from 57 newspaper editorial boards across the country, including papers such as the Dallas Morning News, the Arizona Republic and the San Diego Union-Tribune, conservative bastions that have almost always backed Republicans.

Four newspapers have taken the unusual step of explicitly advising readers to vote against Trump, even if they cannot bring themselves to recommend Clinton.

Trump’s “reckless ignorance is more informed by disturbing Internet conspiracy theories than evidence, wisdom or reason,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote this weekend. Clinton “suffers from an inflated sense of entitlement and a well-earned lack of trust.”

But, the paper concluded: “Job One: Reject Trump.”

USA Today, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and Salt Lake City’s Deseret News all advised votes against the Republican presidential nominee.

The rejection of Trump is even more lopsided than the 1972 presidential contest, when the vast majority of papers backed Richard Nixon’s reelection bid. Only 7 percent of papers that endorsed that year picked George McGovern, the Democratic nominee. This year, only 3 percent of papers are backing Trump.

Even Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson has had more success with editorial boards than Trump. This weekend, the Charleston Post & Courier became the fourth paper to back Johnson.

“No, Mr. Johnson won’t win the White House Tuesday. But if he gains a substantial vote total, that could help spark the liberation of our politics from the two-party monopoly now failing Americans,” the paper wrote.

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Media bias. 1 comment.

Poll: Is it a good idea, or a bad idea, to stand in the street in front of oncoming traffic?

Since YouTube came into existence many years ago, I have watched a huge number of different videos of protestors in the U.S. standing in the street in front of oncoming traffic.

And in every case – every single one – the protestors were always left wing, and never right wing.

Occupy Wall St. took that term literally – they occupied the street. So did Black Lives Matter. And now the anti-Trumpers are doing it.

But of all the tea party protests and other right wing protests in the U.S. that I have ever watched, I have never seen even one where they were standing in the street in front of oncoming traffic.

Why is that?

Here is a recent anti-Trump protest from San Diego, where they are standing in the street, in the dark of night, in front of oncoming traffic, and which shows – with a very loud “THUD!” – one of them getting hit by a car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_UAt3nEFvQ

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Idiots blocking traffic, Polls. 2 comments.

Regarding blacks assaulting a white guy because he voted for Trump, CNN commentator Symone Sanders sarcastically says “Oh my goodness – poor white people!”

Here’s the video of blacks assaulting a white guy because he voted for Trump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4IHncggbTM

And here’s the video of CNN commentator Symone Sanders sarcastically saying “Oh my goodness – poor white people!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S9w2dmQqls

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Media bias, Racism, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Video: High school girl beaten for supporting Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9-57kJNm1s

November 16, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Donald Trump, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Anti-Trump protestors block traffic in Miami

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOjIxdPlTsE

November 15, 2016. Tags: , , , . Donald Trump, Idiots blocking traffic, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Video: anti-Trump protestors in Portland, Oregon block traffic and smash windshield while terrified female driver cowers in fear

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGUxYjPxzJ8

November 15, 2016. Tags: , , , . Donald Trump, Idiots blocking traffic, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Robert Spencer: Do the Democrats Really Care About Anti-Semitism?

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/264834/steve-bannon-and-keith-ellison-do-democrats-really-robert-spencer

Do the Democrats Really Care About Anti-Semitism?

By Robert Spencer

November 15, 2016

When is anti-Semitism not anti-Semitism? When it comes from the Left, of course.

President-elect Trump has enraged the establishment media by choosing Steven K. Bannon as his chief strategist, because Bannon, they claim on the flimsiest of evidence, is a white supremacist and an anti-Semite. Meanwhile, that same media is hailing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) for announcing his candidacy for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee – despite Ellison’s very real links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, two groups that are outdone by no one in anti-Semitism.

“A chorus of critics took to Twitter,” said the New York Times, “to lament what they said was a frightening normalization of the fringe views that Mr. Bannon promoted as the chairman of Breitbart News. The site has for years given voice to anti-Semitic, racist and white nationalist ideology.”

The evidence? Slim to none. As David Horowitz pointed out Monday, the source for the claim that Bannon is anti-Semitic is “a one sentence claim from an angry ex-wife in divorce court no less, that Bannon didn’t want their kids to go to school with Jews.” Horowitz noted in response that Bannon had wanted to produce a Horowitz biopic: “I find that particularly amusing since Bannon wanted to make a film to celebrate this Jew’s life.”

Horowitz also noted that CNN hit Bannon over “a headline at Breitbart.com calling Bill Kristol a ‘renegade Jew.’” Surely that proves Bannon’s anti-Semitism, right? Wrong. Said Horowitz: “In fact, neither Breitbart nor Bannon is responsible for that statement. A Jew is. I wrote the article, which was neither requested nor commissioned by Breitbart. And I wrote the headline: ‘Bill Kristol, Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew,’” because “Kristol and his friends betrayed the Republican Party, betrayed the American people, and betrayed the Jews when he set out to undermine Trump and elect the criminal Hillary Clinton. Obama and Hillary are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that launched the Arab drive to destroy Israel and push its Jews into the sea (that was their slogan).”

Joel B. Pollak, senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News and an Orthodox Jew, declared: “I have worked with Stephen K. Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s new chief strategist and senior counselor, for nearly six years at Breitbart News. I can say, without hesitation, that Steve is a friend of the Jewish people and a defender of Israel, as well as being a passionate American patriot and a great leader.”
Meanwhile, the same Democrats who are howling about Bannon are applauding Ellison’s announcement that he is running for DNC Chair, despite the abundant evidence of Ellison’s links to anti-Semitic groups. Ellison has spoken at a convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Yet ISNA has actually admitted its ties to Hamas, which styles itself the Palestinian arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Justice Department actually classified ISNA among entities “who are and/or were members of the US Muslim Brotherhood.”

It gets worse. In 2008, Ellison accepted $13,350 from the Muslim American Society (MAS) to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Muslim American Society is a Muslim Brotherhood organization: “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.” That’s from the Chicago Tribune in 2004, in an article that is now carried on the Muslim Brotherhood’s English-language website, Ikhwanweb.

Also, the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) raised large amounts of for Ellison’s first campaign, and he has spoken at numerous CAIR events. Yet CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.

Hamas has declared: “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.” Ellison has spoken before several groups that have ties to Hamas, and has accepted money from a Muslim Brotherhood group; Hamas styles itself the Muslim Brotherhood for Palestine. Does Keith Ellison also, then, think that “killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah”? No establishment media “journalist” would ever dream of asking him that question, but it’s a fair one: Hamas repeatedly demonstrates genuine and murderous anti-Semitism, and Ellison has repeatedly shown himself willing and even eager to associate himself with Hamas-linked groups.

That’s the real story of anti-Semitism in American politics this week. But the media propagandists are most certainly not going to pause in their hysteria over Trump and Bannon to take any notice of it. Their hypocrisy is obvious, their dishonesty unrelenting, and their moral authority absolutely nil.

November 15, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Religion. Leave a comment.

Defcon nuclear threat REDUCED to safest level following Donald Trump victory

Update: The “Defcon Warning System” mentioned in this article is NOT the official DEFCON system that we are all familiar with. Instead, it is a completely DIFFERENT organization which deliberately tries to trick people. And I fell for it. My error. I apologize.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/732135/donald-trump-election-defcon-reduced-level-5-safest-level

Defcon nuclear threat REDUCED to safest level following Donald Trump victory

America’s Defcon warning level has been reduced to its safest threat level possible following Donald Trump’s shock presidential election win

November 15, 2016

The Defcon Warning System, a private organisation which monitors world events and estimates the nuclear threat against America, is now at Level 5 – its lowest possible state.

Just weeks ago the warning was accelerated to Level 3 following increased tensions between US and Russia, with insiders fearing the West was creeping closer to nuclear war.

Level 3 means US troops could be mobilised in as little as 15 minutes.

But the group, made up of experts claiming to have contacts within the US security industry, have seen Donald Trump’s election win as a pacifier for Russian relations.

The group wrote on its website: “The United States took a tentative step toward a more isolationist policy with its recent presidential election.

“While it will take several months to see how the US reforms its foreign policy, already some world leaders have expressed hope that relations could improve, including Russia and Syria.

“If the new US President keeps to his previous statements, look for the United States to withdraw somewhat from military confrontations in the Middle East and possibly European theatre, though it is highly unlikely it will abandon NATO commitments, and the Ukraine will likely pop up again in the near future.

“Russia, however, will probably wait to see what the new President does, as well as now being hampered by the coming winter.”

Donald Trump’s election as president of America was welcomed by Vladimir Putin, leader of the US’ biggest rival Russia.

He said he hoped the pair would be able to work well together towards a more friendly relationship between the two superstates.

The group did warn, however, about some remaining threats to US and world security.

It said: “China and North Korea … continue to either cast a wary eye or are outright belligerent. Israel … will become more of a focal point again.

“Meanwhile, more troops are to be sent to Europe in 2017 to bolster defences against Russian movements and NATO continues building up forces in Poland and surrounding areas to protect against a potential Russian assault.”

While the US government also uses the Defcon system, it is private and not available to the public, so public records are estimates.

Level 5 means the US Department of Defence should be at its lowest state of readiness for nuclear war.

November 15, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Military. 1 comment.

Hillary supporter Jonathan Pie gives a brilliant explanation for why she lost the election (six minute video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLG9g7BcjKs

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Video shows Hillary supporters praising her actions in Benghazi, her plan to repeal the Bill of Rights, and her plan to adopt Sharia law in the U.S., as well as criticizing people who hunt endangered Triceratops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSs7rbXqQgQ

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , . Politics. 4 comments.

Video shows mother evicting her 7-year-old son for supporting Trump in mock election at school

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtlzPUtyBnI

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/11/13/authorities-investigate-mom-kicked-7-year-old-son-voting-trump/

Authorities Investigate Mom Who Kicked Out 7-Year-Old Son for ‘Voting’ Trump

November 13, 2016

HOUSTON, Texas — A Houston area mother is under investigation after posting a video of her kicking her seven-year-old out of the house. She told him, “Since you voted for Donald Trump, you can get your s*** and get out.”

The young boy starts to sob and his mother responds, “Uh-Uh, the suitcase is packed by the door. Been packed since this morning. Bye!”

She then hands him a sign and says the sign will tell people why he is standing out at the curb. The sign says, “my mom kicked me out because I voted for Donald Trump.”

The little boy’s crime – he voted for Donald Trump in his elementary school’s mock election.

The mother shouted at her son, “You want to vote for him, I’m gonna show you.” She keeps telling him “Bye!”
“We don’t do Donald Trump here, get your suitcase.” “Bye, Donald Trump lover,” she says sarcastically.

She tells the little boy he is going to be out at the curb from now on.

The video, posted on Facebook, has caused shock and anger among those who have viewed it. At least one woman said she notified the police. Those viewing it have spread what they think is the name of the mother, and, have even posted what is supposed to be her address and phone number. They have also posted what they think is the grandmother’s name.

On the video, the mother asked her son why he voted for Trump, and he replied “because I see him on TV a lot.” His sibling, still in diapers, starts to cry as the mom yells at the boy, and kicks him out the house.

The poor boy is crying hysterically but she leads him to the street curb with his suitcase and the sign saying he had been kicked out and why.

The video has gone viral and received over 10 million views in 24 hours after Friday, reported KHOU TV in Houston.

The YouTube video has received over 870,650 shares as of Sunday morning.

The boy is now in the possession of Child Protective Services after the video came to the attention of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department.

KHOU reported that a detective said that the mother has apologized for the video but also said she was just joking.

Law enforcement authorities were reported to say that the video is disturbing but her actions are not a crime under the penal statutes.

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Politics. 3 comments.

Jill Stein leaves Clinton supporter speechless (four minute video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8z6n0Lz_dI

 

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

Glenn Harlan Reynolds: ‘Tolerant’ educators exile Trump voters from campus

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/11/14/trump-liberal-college-campuses-michigan-yale-glenn-reynolds-column/93765568/

‘Tolerant’ educators exile Trump voters from campus

By Glenn Harlan Reynolds

November 14, 2016

With puppies, Play-doh and coloring books, safe spaces and therapy sessions turn universities into a joke.

One of the more amusing bits of fallout from last week’s election has been the safe-space response of many colleges and universities to the election of the “wrong” candidate. But on closer examination, this response isn’t really amusing. In fact, it’s downright mean.

Trump’s substantial victory, when most progressives expected a Hillary landslide, came as a shock to many. That shock seems to have been multiplied in academe, where few people seem to know any Trump supporters — or, at least, any Trump supporters who’ll admit to it.

The response to the shock has been to turn campuses into kindergarten. The University of Michigan Law School announced a ”post-election self-care” event with “food and play,” including “coloring sheets, play dough [sic], positive card-making, Legos and bubbles with your fellow law students.” (Embarrassed by the attention, UM Law scrubbed the announcement from its website, perhaps concerned that people would wonder if its graduates would require Legos and bubbles in the event of stressful litigation.)

Stanford emailed its students and faculty that psychological counseling was available for those experiencing “uncertainty, anger, anxiety and/or fear” following the election. So did the University of Michigan’s Flint campus.

Meanwhile, even the Ivy League wasn’t immune, with Penn (Trump’s alma mater) creating a post-election safe space with puppies and coloring books:

Student Daniel Tancredi reported that the people who attended were “fearful” about the results of the election.

“For the most part, students just hung out and ate snacks and made small talk,” Tancredi told The College Fix. “Of course, that was in addition to coloring and playing with the animals.”

At Cornell, meanwhile, students held a “Cry-in.”

As the event took place, students — roughly 20 or so, according to the Sun’s video — wrote their reactions and emotions on poster boards with colored markers, or with chalk on the ground. A chilly day on the Ithaca campus, at one point the demonstrators huddled together as what appeared to be a barista brought them warm drinks. Several adults, most likely professors, stood around the group. The event appeared to take on the atmosphere of a funeral wake.

Yale had a ”group scream.”

At Tufts, the university offered arts and crafts, while the University of Kansas reminded students that there were plenty of “therapy dogs” available.  At other schools, exams were cancelled and professors expressed their sympathy to traumatized students.

It’s easy to mock this as juvenile silliness — because, well, it is juvenile silliness of the sort documented in Frank Furedi’s What Happened To The University? But that’s not all it is. It’s also exactly what these schools purport to abhor:  An effort to marginalize and silence part of the university community.

In an email to students, the University of Michigan’s President, Mark Schlissel, wrote: “Our responsibility is to remain committed to education, discovery and intellectual honesty — and to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are at our best when we come together to engage respectfully across our ideological differences; to support ALL who feel marginalized, threatened or unwelcome; and to pursue knowledge and understanding.”

But when you treat an election in which the “wrong” candidate wins as a traumatic event on a par with the 9/11 attacks, calling for counseling and safe spaces, you’re implicitly saying that everyone who supported that “wrong” candidate is, well, unsafe. Despite the talk about diversity and inclusion, this is really sending the signal that people who supported Trump — and Trump carried the state of Michigan, so there are probably quite a few on campus — aren’t really included in acceptable campus culture. It’s not promoting diversity, it’s enforcing uniformity. It’s not promoting inclusion, it’s practicing exclusion.  And, though it pretends to be about nurturing, it’s actually about being mean to those who don’t fall in the nurtured class. Schlissel says he wants the University of Michigan to be “a welcoming place for all members of society,” but how welcome can students who backed Trump feel in the wake of this performance?

A viral (and profane) YouTube rant by Jonathan Pie points out that this sort of fear and “othering” of political opponents is why Trump won, and why Democrats were shocked by his victory.  Pie’s right to tell people that they should engage in discussion rather than dismissal of people they disagree with, and colleges and universities should listen to him.

If, that is, it’s not too triggering.

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Dumbing down, Education, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Hundreds of anti-Trump protestors blocking highway at night are shocked when one of them actually gets hit by a car

I’ve said this before about this kind of situation, and I’ll say it again: I’m guessing there’s not a single STEM major in this entire group of hundreds of idiots.

The laws of physics are very unforgiving.

Reality is reality, and no matter how much these ignoramuses try to ignore it, it’s still going to be there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_UAt3nEFvQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME

http://www.10news.com/news/hundreds-of-ucsd-students-shut-down-i-5-in-protest

Hundreds of UCSD students shut down I-5 in protest

November 9,, 2016

LA JOLLA, Calif. – Hundreds of students poured into the streets around the University of California, San Diego, overnight Tuesday following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.

At around midnight, hundreds of students began marching and chanting as they made their way through campus and onto Interstate 5 near La Jolla Village Drive Bridge, shutting down traffic as they walked in the freeway.

Sometime after 1 a.m., a UCSD fresman protester was struck and injured by a car on the freeway. She was taken to a local hospital with a broken leg, a school official confirmed. She was in stable condition.

Eventually the crowd dispersed. There were no arrests.

November 14, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Donald Trump, Idiots blocking traffic, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

University of Michigan gives Play-Doh and coloring books to students as therapy for the “unspeakable shock” of Trump’s victory

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/11/09/colleges-try-to-comfort-students-upset-by-trump-victory/

November 9, 2016

“People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.”

There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.

“There is unspeakable shock at the manifestation of hate and bigotry that is on par with how people felt when Orlando happened, when Charleston happened,” she said. “This feels different from those events, but there is the same sort of heaviness today on campus today. Everyone is very quiet. It looks like grief.”

November 13, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Donald Trump, Dumbing down, Education, Politics, Social justice warriors. 2 comments.

Ivy League professor lets snowflakes skip exam due to trauma over Trump winning election

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/9/yale-professor-makes-exam-optional-for-students-up/

Yale professor makes exam optional for students upset about Trump win

November 9, 2016

A Yale economics professor has reportedly made a midterm exam optional for students who are too upset about Donald Trump’s presidential win to study.

Jon Victor, the managing editor of Yale Daily News, reported that the unnamed professor emailed the news to students Tuesday night.

“I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who are in shock over the election returns,” the Econ 115 professor wrote, according to a screenshot obtained by Mr. Victor.

“The ones I find most upsetting are those who fear, rightly or wrongly, for their own families. These students are requesting that the exam be postponed,” the professor continued. “On the other hand, I am sure that many students I have sacrificed to prepare for the test. Further, it is not easy to reschedule exam rooms at this late date. Finally, postponing the exam would throw off the rest of the schedule as well.”

“Therefore, I am making the exam optional,” the professor wrote. “I will calculate each students grade both with and without exam 2, placing all of exam 2’s weight on the final exam when exam 2 is omitted. I will then take, for each student, the maximum of the two final grades (with and without the exam). Those maximum scores will then be used for the final curve.”

Yale Daily News reported Wednesday that many students were left “reeling” after Mr. Trump’s stunning victory.

“Teary eyes, bowed heads and cries of disbelief emerged from election-watching gatherings on Yale campus,” the newspaper reported.

Mr. Victor tweeted that despite emotional pleas from some biology students, students taking BIO 114 will be forced to take their exams on Wednesday.

“Other students continue to request dean’s excuses, extensions given tonight’s election results pointing toward a Donald Trump victory,” he wrote.

November 13, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Donald Trump, Dumbing down, Education, Politics, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Proof: Blacks, women, Hispanics voted for “racist, sexist” Trump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhUXSX3ZnpE&t=320s

November 13, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Donald Trump, Racism, Sexism. 2 comments.

Donald Trump refuses to disavow David Duke or the KKK (two minute CNN video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LvixzlG-w4

November 10, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Donald Trump. 1 comment.

Hillary sending John Podesta to speak for her at 2 a.m. on election night reinforces my belief that she has Parkinson’s

At 2 a.m. on election night, Hillary stayed home, and sent John Podesta to speak in her place.

Has any other major party presidential candidate in modern times ever done something like this?

The medication that Hillary takes to prevent her Parkinson’s tremors only lasts for a short period of time, which is why her campaign appearances were so limited.

What other reason could there possibly be for her absence?

This video explains why her recent public appearances have always been so limited:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf0TDm8hBHY

 

November 10, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Politics. 3 comments.

Anti-Trump protestors hold up Mexican flag instead of U.S. flag

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cw2bwZsUcAAYzDF.jpg:large

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November 10, 2016. Tags: , , , . Immigration, Politics. 4 comments.

Stupid front page headline from the New York Times: “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=93&v=6qNDJnMkjdI

http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/11/new-york-times-headline-epitomizes-msm-myopia-over-trump/

NY Times Headline Epitomizes MSM Myopia Over Trump

November 10, 2016

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Want to understand the bubble in which the elite, liberal media lives? Check out the banner headline of today’s New York Times: “Democrats, Students and Foreign Allies Face the Reality of a Trump Presidency.”

On today’s Morning Joe, Mark Halperin nailed it: “Look at the headline of this story. This is the day after a surprising underdog sweeping victory and their headline is not “disaffected Americans have a champion going to the White House” or “the country votes for fundamental change.” The headline is about how disappointed the friends of the people who run the New York Times are about what’s happened.

Scarborough also reported that Halperin and Nate Silver had been savaged by leading-but-unnamed MSM reporters and major news anchors for asserting—not that Trump would win—but that he even had a chance to win.

MARK HALPERIN: Look at the headline of this story. Look at the headline of this story. This is the day after a surprising underdog sweeping victory and their headline is not “disaffected Americans have a champion going to the White House” or “the country votes for fundamental change.” The headline is about how disappointed the friends of the people who run the New York Times are about what’s happened. It’s amazing. It’s amazing to me that this is the headline of the New York Times.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Look at this. Look at this. This is staggering. It really is, Mark. I’m glad you brought this up.

HALPERIN: It’s The Onion.

JOE: This shows that the editors of the New York Times–I have the greatest respect for. They don’t get it.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: This is about them!

JOE: This is a Saturday Night Live skit. You went to a cocktail party the night before and you decided to write this.

HALPERIN: When I thought Trump had a chance to lose, which I did. But I thought he had a chance to win it. I said to liberals, he’s going to get 42 million votes. 42 million people are going to vote for him. What are they voting for? And that this is their headline.

MIKA: That’s their newsroom [Ed.: i.e., not the editorial page, but the supposedly objective news side of the paper.]

HALPERIN: If a Democratic candidate who was said to have a 10% of winning by the New York Times had ended up winning and winning red states as Trump won blue states, I don’t think that would have been the headline.

JOE: No.

HALPERIN: And I’ll just say again, the responsibility of journalists is to not report on their biases. It’s to go out and understand the country through the prism of the election and say why are people feeling the way they’re feeling? I am just stunned at how people are reacting.

November 10, 2016. Tags: , , , . Media bias. 1 comment.

Donald Trump wins the presidency after Hillary Clinton cheated Bernie Sanders

This guy is a Bernie Sanders supporter who voted for Jill Stein. In this awesome video, he explains why Hillary is worse than Trump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr6Bk6x0xRY

November 9, 2016. Tags: , , , , , . Bernie Sanders, Politics. 2 comments.

Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton, is the real Occupy Wall St. candidate

This article from Reuters shows that Wall St. loves Hillary, not Trump. It says:

Employees of the 17 largest bank holding companies and their subsidiaries have been sending her $10 for every $1 they contributed to Trump, according to a Reuters analysis.

In addition, Goldman Sachs paid Hillary a combined total of $675,000 for three speeches.

Also, While Senator, Hillary voted for the $700 billion TARP Wall St. corporate welfare bank bailout bill.

And finally, as last night’s election results came in, Salon published this article, which is called “Global markets plunge as prospect of Trump winning the presidency becomes more plausible.”

I really don’t see how anyone who voted for Hillary can honestly say they support the Occupy Wall St. movement.

 

November 9, 2016. Tags: , , , , . Politics. Leave a comment.

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