Friday, August 18, 2017

Who are the Workers World Party, the group who helped organize the Durham Confederate statue toppling

Recently, you've heard ABC11 [Raleigh-Durham,NC] reporting that members of the Workers World Party (WWP) are being accused of destroying a Confederate statue in Durham. But what exactly is the WWP?

It's a communist party that was founded in 1959 by a group led by Sam Marcy of the Socialist Workers Party. 

The party is active in the Black Lives Matter movement and supports the struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

The group says they're "dedicated to organizing and fighting for a socialist revolution in the United States and around the world."

The group said it destroyed the statue hoping to "take down white supremacy."

"The people decided to take matters into our own hands and remove the statue," said Takiyah Thompson, a member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, who climbed to the top of the statue to tie a rope around its neck before the crowd tore it down. "We are tired of waiting on politicians who could have voted to remove the white supremacist statues years ago, but they failed to act. So we acted."
 [ABC 11]

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Who toppled that statue in Durham?

 "According to local reporting from North Carolina, members of the Workers World Party (WWP) toppled the memorial to Confederate soldiers in Durham. The group said it destroyed the statue hoping to “take down white supremacy.”

But what is the WWP? It is a communist party that was founded in 1959. Apparently, it split off from the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) because it thought the SWP didn’t sufficiently support Mao’s China and was wrong to condemn the Soviet invasion of Hungary. In other words, the SWP wasn’t viciously totalitarian enough to suit the WWP. Today, the WWP says it’s “dedicated to organizing and fighting for a socialist revolution in the United States and around the world.”

It’s a standard tactic — one with which I’m personally familiar. As a student radical in the late 1960s and early 1970s, we always tried to exploit opposition to the Vietnam War as a means of attracting support for our radicalism. We would advertise our rallies as anti-war, but use them to preach anti-capitalism, in addition to the anti-war message. We considered opposition to the war as the gateway to overarching radicalism."

[Power Line]

Take Down the Statues of Robert Byrd

"Notice that no one has demanded that statues of former senator and KKK icon Robert Byrd be removed, statues honoring the hard-core former white nationalist whom Hillary Clinton once called her friend and mentor, including one prominently displayed in the West Virginia state capitol:"
[American Thinker]

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Free speech and White Supremacy at Texas A & M (and elsewhere)

"At the height of the deadly racist mayhem last Saturday in Charlottesville, a so-called white nationalist named Preston Wiginton announced that he would hold a “White Lives Matter” rally on September 11 on the grounds of Texas A & M, a public university in College Station. The rally would feature Richard Spencer, a well-known white nationalist whose speech at an auditorium at the university in December sparked outrage and near violence on campus. The headline of Wiginton’s press release blared in all caps, “TODAY CHARLOTTESVILLE, TOMORROW TEXAS A&M.”

An opposing group immediately announced a counter-protest to be called “BTHO Hate,” borrowing from a campus sports-program acronym meaning “beat the hell out of.”

On Monday night, Texas A & M announced it was canceling Wigginton’s rally, and issued the following statement:

After consultation with law enforcement and considerable study, Texas A&M is cancelling the event scheduled by Preston Wiginton at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11 because of concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff, and the public."
[Washington Post]

Monday, August 14, 2017

Obama Was Warned About Russian Interference in Western Political Systems in 2014

A report from Politico shows that national security officials warned former President Barack Obama of Russian interference in Western political systems, including the United States.

The official went on to say that while an “explicit warning of a threat to U.S. elections,” but our officials in Moscow believe Obama’s administration “was too quick to dimiss the possibility that the Kremlin incursions could reach the United States.” 
[Legal Insurrection] 

Monday, July 31, 2017

That's Just Your Opinion: Moral Relativism and the Death of Liberty

"Among my most hated clich├ęs is one that you've undoubtedly heard countless times: "Everyone's entitled to an opinion."

It's true, of course.  Everyone does have the right to formulate and express an opinion of his choosing.  What I hate about the phrase is that it implies that opinions are equally devised and should be measured as such.

It's a pseudo-argument that's not actually an argument – offered as pithy wisdom but serving no purpose other than shutting down further discussion about the substance being discussed.

A person's specific opinion is justified or valuable not simply because he has one.  Opinions are not equal, nor should they appraised that way.

To illustrate my point, imagine that you sit at one side of a table............"
[American Thinker]

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Chuck Schumer spouts constitutional nonsense on the Senate floor

"In a speech on the floor of The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body, Schumer claimed that ‘Our Founding Fathers Intended’ for Congress to ‘Improve Our Healthcare System.’

This is nonsense on a stick.

Our Republic was founded on the notion of limited government. There is nothing in the Constitution, nothing in The Federalist Papers, and nothing in the historical record of the Constitutional debate indicating that the federal government was contemplated as having a role in improving health care."  

[American Thinker] 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Spot the crazy president

" Many people are saying that President Trump is crazy.  Here are just some of the things I believe show that the previous president was the crazy one."

[American Thinker]

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Scandal Highlights Media’s Double Standard

"Former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is at the center of a scandal involving her former IT staffer.
We covered the scandal in recent posts:
But you’d never know there was a scandal by the amount of time the mainstream media spends talking about it."

[Legal Insurrection]

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Trump unpopular? Not so fast!

"Just look at all the numbers.

Hillary Clinton won 66 million total votes.

Donald Trump won 62 million total votes.

The Reuters poll shows, based on what respondents say now, some 12 percent of Trump voters would no longer cast their votes for him, while 88 percent would. His defectors, however, virtually all said they would not have switched their votes to Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, 86 percent of Hillary voters said they would vote for her again if the election were a do-over, while 3 percent of that total said they would indeed have switched to Trump.

When you do the calculations, here’s what you get: Hillary with 56.7 million votes and Trump with 57 million – meaning today Trump would win the popular vote against Clinton."


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Research Team Slams Global Warming Data In New Report: "Not Reality... Totally Inconsistent With Credible Temperature Data"

"According to the report, which has been peer reviewed by administrators, scientists and researchers from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and several of America’s leading universities, the data is completely bunk:

In this research report, the most important surface data adjustment issues are identified and past changes in the previously reported historical data are quantified. It was found that each new version of GAST has nearly always exhibited a steeper warming linear trend over its entire history. And, it was nearly always accomplished by systematically removing the previously existing cyclical temperature pattern. This was true for all three entities providing GAST data measurement, NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU."
[Zero Hedge]

Friday, July 14, 2017

Media, Dems Ignore Hillary Ukraine Collusion

 The REAL collusion with Russia

"In a bit of irony, the lawyer with which Donald Trump Jr. was allegedly colluding, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was allowed to be in this country by the Obama administration and its attorney general, Loretta Lynch. Natalia may have overstayed her visa and at the time of the meeting may have been, dare we say it, an illegal alien.

 Well before the June 9, 2016, meeting, she was denied a visa to enter the U.S. in 2015, according to court filings first reported by the Daily Beast. She was granted a “parole” to be in the country from October 2015 through early January 2016. However, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York told Fox News on Thursday that their office did not extend that status. 

“She was not granted a second parole by our office,” office spokesman James Margolin told Fox News in an email. “Her case-related immigration parole ended early in 2016, and it was not renewed by us.”…

“She shouldn’t have been in the country,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday. “I think the lady Russian lawyer that was there in that meeting, I’ve written to [The State Department and Department of Homeland Security] to find out what she was doing in the country when presumably either her visa or parole expired.”"

[American Thinker]