Why is "Telling the Truth" so unpopular?

© 2020 Jim Spence - It is best to turn to our greatest American heroes for real solutions to sticky problems. One of my favorite heroes is long-time columnist and noted George Mason University professor Walter Williams.
Williams waded through what has become a despicable onslaught of propaganda regarding social justice in recent weeks. Here are a few gems from William’s most recent column:
“No decent person can support George Floyd's mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law.”
Williams then recognized the fact that Minneapolis authorities moved quickly. Officer Derek Chauvin was fired, placed under arrest, and charged with second-degree murder. Three other officers who were with him at the time were also fired and charged two counts of aiding and abetting.
Let’s cut to the chase here. George Floyd was certainly a victim. However, he is now famous because he became useful to Democrats and their narratives.
Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal wrote a poignant column about the endless cycle of violence in black communities that has been a social plague for decades. Naturally, Riley’s column fell on deaf ears.
Casting all African Americans as perpetual "victims" is the preferred “narrative” that has once again taken center stage. After the majority of Americans sent Barrack Obama to Washington for two terms in the White House, we are told to believe "systemic racism" is one of the defining features of America.
Walter Williams correctly points out that, “Peaceful protests in any cause is as American as apple pie.” However, what we have seen lately are not peaceful protests.
Williams gets to the crux of the matter. “White liberals and leftist groups like Antifa do not care about major problems that exist in black communities." If they did care, they would not make things worse by the rioting and looting, which effectively is wiping out business owners serving those communities.
Williams offers anyone who might be interested in reality, a heavy dose of it: “Ultimately, the solution to this lawlessness rests with black people. Given the current political environment, it does not benefit a black or white politician to take those steps necessary to crack down on lawlessness in black communities. That means black people must become intolerant of criminals who make their lives living hell, even if it means taking the law into their own hands.”
Instead of addressing lawlessness in the black community, far too many famous high-profile African-Americans, people who have achieved great fame and fortune in America, promote the false narrative that they are victims. Too many attempt to turn George Floyd into some sort of saint. Going ignored in all of this is George Floyd’s own violent criminal history. Floyd went to prison for five years in 2009 for an assault and robbery. Two years before he was sent to prison he was convicted of charges involved theft with a firearm. Floyd had a rap sheet that was longer than a giraffe’s neck. And you can bet many of his victims were……African-Americans. Floyd was allegedly trying to pass a phony $20 bill before he was murdered and his alleged killers were arrested.
It is time to concede that the so-called Black Lives Matters movement is not really about ALL black lives. It is really about a few carefully "selected" black lives.
Black Lives Matter had no visible concern for what happened on the weekend of May 31, 2020 when eighty-five people were shot in Chicago. Virtually all the shooting victims were black. Twenty-five of those people died. Since this is pretty much black-on-black crime, there was not a peep out of the narrative-driven press either. Those black lives did not matter because they were not useful to the BLM agenda.
For decades these violent patterns have been shocking. Just this past Friday, Tray Savage, a Chicago-based rapper, died as the result of a shooting. Again, there were no protests, because the killing could not be tied to a rogue white cop. Sadly, Tray Savage is just as dead as George Floyd.
Alternatively, we could discuss the case of Christopher Dooley, Jr., a rapper known as “Hurricane Chris.” Dooley was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Shreveport, Louisiana on Friday. It goes on and on. Earlier this month former NFL player Reche Caldwell was murdered in Tampa.
A quick survey of African American athletes being murdered is astonishing. In 2007, Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was murdered. That same year Denver Broncos star Darrent Williams was gunned down. NFL stars Rae Caruth and Lawrence Phillips were both convicted of violent murders and remain in prison. Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans suffered a similar fate when he was gunned down in 2009 by his mistress. Michael Jordan’s father was killed in a robbery. Then of course there is the case of O.J. Simpson, who famously got away with murder, thanks to a multi-million-dollar legal team and their ability to foment anti-police sentiment in front of a gullible jury.
Every sports channel is pushing the false narrative about this problem. News tickers suggest that law enforcement is to blame rather than a culture that continues to tolerate all violent crime.......EXCEPT violent crimes committed by rogue white cops.
While it is very true that bad cops need to be held accountable, all of this is propaganda is a costly diversion. The events in Chicago, Shreveport, and Tampa this month are part of a pattern that is known to everyone. And no matter how much pretending goes on about the plight of George Floyd, it is still clear that when it comes to politics and a disturbingly putrid pop culture, nothing is going to change until we start telling the truth.
Walter Williams and Jason Riley, among others, are telling the truth. Why won’t anyone listen?
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Where is the Strategy to Address Brainwashing?

© 2020 Jim Spence - The evidence is everywhere. Our taxpayer-funded public education system has utterly failed us. This failure has been ongoing for several generations. Amazingly, those of us paying the property taxes (and other taxes) to support our corrupt public education system committed to brainwashing, are in fact, financing our own self-destruction.
The results of public education indoctrinating students instead of merely educating them are far reaching. In 21st Century America, the nation is routinely bombarded with misinformation and outrageous propaganda. It is peddled by supposedly reputable news media outlets and elected officials. The bombardments now occur daily and non-stop. This week on sports tickers at the bottom of horse racing coverage, absurd headlines dominated. Anyone challenging bogus information is immediately branded a "racist." It is bullying on a massive scale. Large corporate America is so bullied these days it is becoming the pawns of those peddling false and toxic political narratives.
Why does this work?
It is because public education has been allowed to brainwash a significant percentage of the population for several generations. The manipulation is especially pronounced in the presentation of dubious virus data by news outlets. Coronavirus statistics are shaped or omitted to create a state of fear and panic. Bogus news presentations and news tickers regarding important virus data should be a scandal.
Again we ask, how can this take place with so little scrutiny? The answer is pretty simple. The foundation of widespread ignorance created by a bad public education system has been increasingly corrupting major components of our basic information flows. News organizations have morphed into brazenly agenda and narrative-driven organizations. There is hardly even a pretense remaining that news outlets are seeking objectivity. Social media companies now brazenly censor communications offering dissenting viewpoints.
This sad state of affairs leaves citizens on their own, when trying to properly discard half-facts and half-truths. Sorting through mountains of propaganda disguised as "news" is now a daily chore, much like taking out bag after bag of garbage to keep the house from stinking.
Bad education is also responsible for perverting our language. The term “protesters,” which was once a word used to describe the act of American citizens exercising their sacred 1st Amendment rights, is now used routinely by journalists to provide cultural respectability for arsonists, murderers, and thieves. Criminals do not deserve deference or respect. Yet they get these things every day from so-called journalists.
It is hard to believe we have seen Democrats in charge of city governments around the nation, actually instruct law enforcement officials to haul hair stylists and church pastors before the court system. Hair cutters and pastors have been fined and jailed for opening their salons and churches. Now many of these same Democrats enforcing pandemic restrictions have ordered police forces to step aside and allow arsonists, murderers, and thieves to roam freely and destroy. This is insane.
Are we to pretend that starving hairstylists and church pastors are criminals.....while arsonists, murderers, and thieves are engaging in lawful activities? Make no mistake, Democrats are committed to making this the prevailing viewpoint. Their hope seems to be to let surrogates set the fires and then blame the resulting ruins on Trump.
It has become obvious that expecting Democrats to protect public safety is silly. Public safety is not anywhere near the top of the Democrat's policy priority list. This explains why riots are characterized as peaceful protests.
The widespread effect of a failed education system finds few boundaries. An alarming percentage of society, having been brainwashed by bad educators and a badly educated media, have been trained to relentlessly criticize America's failure to achieve perfection. It is seemingly in poor taste to report the fact that America, while nowhere near perfect, is still the most open, tolerant, and generous nation on earth. No real solutions are offered by America's critics. Instead, we are simply told to tolerate mindless destruction and violence and hate law enforcement officials because human beings working in law enforcement are flawed.
Locally, in New Mexico the cultural cancer has spread. Two key Democrat Senators, honorable people with common sense and good governing instincts, were defeated in primaries last week. The defeat of Senators Mary Kay Papen and John Arthur Smith will pave the way for economic and freedom-destroying policies by the new Democratic Party in New Mexico. No doubt all checks and balances keeping stupidity from being implemented in Santa Fe on a massive scale by radical progressive Democrats, are now gone. Expect Democrats to enact even dumber policies that are sure to create economic miseries and public safety hazards that plunge New Mexico to the very bottom of the quality of life heap.
The GOP has failed to logically address these grave threats. For decades sound advice on nominating minority candidates has gone ignored by the GOP. A perfect example is the way the New Mexico GOP swept aside the viable candidacy of John Sanchez in favor of Steve Pearce. While Pearce has almost always cast intelligent votes, he comes in a terrible wrapper. With a mostly brainwashed electorate, the "old white man" wrapper is not an easy sell. John Sanchez could be governor if the GOP activists had any collective sense. Of course this is not “fair” to Pearce. Who said life was fair? Understanding this anti-Anglo reality continues to be the difference between the GOP having a chance to win and having zero chance of winning.
Did the GOP activists not learn anything from the success of Susana Martinez? Do they think with a brainwashed New Mexico electorate, Martinez won because of her stances on public policies?
The GOP would do well to learn the lessons associated with seeing widespread arson, murder, property damage, and theft applauded by its opposition. Republicans should commit immediately to nominating full slates of minority member candidates for office. Budding stars like John James in Michigan and Tim Scott in South Carolina are the only hope to fight this tidal wave of cancerous "racialism" that is destroying the nation.
Will the GOP play to win long term, with a strategy that addresses the damage done by putrid public education? It seems doubtful. Will America understand that Democrats want us to believe people willing to commit arson, murder, property destruction, and theft are interested in social justice? Not if all forms of news and social media can help it.
Years ago in this column, it was suggested that the GOP wake up and smell the roses. The strategic dilemma facing Republicans has not disappeared. Win or lose come November, Donald Trump is not a long term strategy. The best case scenario is that Trump becomes a two-term lame duck. The GOP needs a real game plan that adapts to cultural realities and the threats of economic destruction. The GOP needs to start thinking long term.
This will be the last column posted on this site for the summer. A break is needed to tend to the responsibilities and training that come with exercising one's 2nd Amendment rights.


And, the "Social Justice" Olympic Gold Medal Winner is...

© 2020 Jim Spence - Barack Obama is the greatest living example of an insane contradiction in human history. He takes his place beside former British slave trader John Newton, who also wrote the beautiful hymn “Amazing Grace.”
Elected to two terms as President of the United States, Obama, is the son of a Kenyan man and an American woman. When Obama needed funds for college, he claimed he was “foreign born,” on his student aid application. Because America is generous, foreign students routinely receive more aid than American born students. Presumably, Obama lied on his application.
Of course, years later, Obama and all his allies in the media, lashed out at those who actually “believed” what Obama himself wrote on his own student aid application. You must understand how to distort the idea of social justice. In Obama’s mind, it is perfectly fine to lie on your student aid application, but it is also racist when someone believes what you wrote on your application was true.
Yesterday, Obama was at it again. He has a recent history of chastising Americans for wanting tight controls on U.S. borders. Obama would prefer to open the borders like floodgates to accommodate millions of people desperately wanting to emigrate to the U.S. from elsewhere.
Obama never considers the implications of calling for open borders, because he simply does not want to discuss why millions of people desperately want to come to live in the United States.
Incredibly, Obama told America and the world yesterday, that George Floyd’s murder occurred, because most Americans (presumably "typical" white Americans) still embrace the original sin of racism. Along with censured A.G. Eric Holder, Obama said, “……stereotypes, born in slavery, in the notion — you know, in order to enslave a people, you had to think they were in some ways different, in some ways inferior. Those attitudes … are still part of the American psyche.”
Obama did not stop bashing the American psyche. Instead he piled it on thicker saying, “Every step of progress in this country, every expansion of freedom, every expression of our deepest ideals have been won through efforts that made the status quo uncomfortable. And we should all be thankful for folks who are willing, in a peaceful, disciplined way, to be out there making a difference.”
America has been watching the videos of thousands of violent crimes being committed. Peaceful? Disciplined? Who are you kidding?
The great irony is that Mr. Obama is a great beneficiary of just the opposite of what he says. For decades America has been the most open and tolerant nation on earth. Is America perfect? No way. America is the most just nation on this universally imperfect planet.
This fact alone explains why hundreds of millions of people in other places want to come to America to live. Still, instead of pointing to nations like the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Japan, China, Russia……all nations that have NEVER elected a black person as prime minister or president, our former president, insists on arguing for endless self-loathing in America because we have not achieved perfection in an imperfect world.
Why does Obama continue to do this? His intent is to get what he really wants, which is more power for government through freedom-denying socialism.
Instead of dwelling on the contradictory manipulator Barack Obama, let us turn to retired George Mason University professor Walter Williams for some actual facts. Williams teaches us, “A recent study by Just Facts, an excellent source of factual information, shows that after accounting for income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits such as subsidized health care, housing, food stamps and other assistance programs, the poorest 20% of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in the world's most affluent countries. This includes the majority of countries that are members of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, including its European members. The Just Facts study concludes that if the U.S. "poor" were a nation, then it would be one of the world's richest.
And yet, those supposedly advocating for the poor in America are suggesting the torching of our nation isn't horrific crime, it is a “wake up call.”
Walter Williams
The data supporting Walter Williams view of social justice in America is overwhelming. As early as 2010, 43% of all poor households owned their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as “poor” by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage and a porch or patio. Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. The typical poor American has more living space than the average non-poor individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens and other cities throughout Europe. Ninety-seven percent of poor households have one or more color televisions -- half of which are connected to cable, satellite, or a streaming service. Some 82% of poor families have one or more smartphones. Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens and more than a third have an automatic dishwasher. Most poor families have a car or truck and 43% own two or more vehicles.
These are the FACTS behind the reasons that millions of people all around the world desperately want to come to live in America. They want to live here because this nation bathes in superior social justice every day. Can America improve? Certainly. Are we the gold medal winners in the social justice Olympics? You better believe we are. Yet Democrats, hell bent on freedom-denying socialism, pretend the punks who torch our nation while looting and stealing, have legitimacy.
Walter Williams encourages us to: “Imagine that you are an unborn spirit in heaven and God condemns you to a life of poverty but will permit you to choose the country in which you will spend your life. Which country would you choose? I would choose the United States of America.”
Barack Obama knows what Walter Williams says is true. Obama would choose America too. Ironically, Obama chose to go on national television yesterday and encourage America to allow Democrat-backed criminal elements, who use the Floyd murder as a pretext to steal and destroy other people’s property.
There is nothing honest being told to America about how amazingly advanced social justice is here. We get only lies from those wanting to grab more power for government and destroy personal choice and freedoms.
Finally, Joe Biden and his minions believe that America is an also ran in the social justice Olympics instead of the gold medal winner. That is what the vote is going to be all about come November.

Choices Being Made

Left-Wing Violence


Sometimes the O.J. Simpsons get away with murder

© 2020 Jim Spence - Inquiries are coming in from many people these last few days. What about the killing of a man in Minneapolis while in police custody? What about protests, riots, looting, arson, and senseless violence directed towards innocent people and their property? Rioters are destroying the life savings of innocent people and beating them up.

First and foremost, we should all recognize the all too familiar recurring patterns. These acts of violence are being choreographed as part of the broad strategy of Democrats. Oddly, progressives are equivocating again. This is nothing but tacit support of arson, looting, and violent attacks on innocent people. Will appeasing these acts return Democrats to power in November?

At its core, this process is radical Democratic Party politics. All one need do is listen to mouthpieces of the Democratic Party. The truth is plain. This a continuation of the scorched earth politics Democrats have deliberately engaged in since they lost the White House in November of 2016. Even Joe Biden’s campaign staffers are donating their own personal funds to provide bail money for violent criminals who have been committing horrific crimes in full view of supportive media cameras.

China is loving it. While running ethnic Muslim concentration camps in Eastern China and illegally seizing Hong Kong in violation of international agreements, the dictatorship of Xi Xinping is grinning ear to ear. So are other dictatorships all around the world. They want America to unravel.

Some Democrats instruct us to take a step back and “listen” to the protesters. They trot out woefully ignorant Kaepernick wannabes and Hollywood jet setters to help in this violent diversion. Some "stars" are willing accomplices in these crimes.

Make no mistake, protesters who march peacefully should always be listened to. However, arsonists, thieves, and other violent criminals deserve no forum.

The bigger picture is just the opposite of what we are told. So please America, let us not delude ourselves. The big picture is right under our collective noses. China, which is a totalitarian dictatorship, where there are ZERO human rights, is cheering on the riots. The same is true in Russia and Iran, where the same forms of oppression and tyranny dominate life instead of freedom.

We are lectured daily by Democrats that the socialism that dominates daily life in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, or anywhere else in European Union are preferable to that of the "racist free market" in America. Yet none of these nations has EVER elected a black as prime minister or president. Neither has Japan, China, Russia, or dozens of other nations. And none of the poorest people in any of these countries enjoy the living standards that the poorest Americans do.

The truth is pretty easy to see. Millions of Americans of dozens of different ethnic heritages live the dream that is chased by millions of would-be immigrants. Immigrants coming to America are clamoring to get into America....not away from America. Immigrants desperately want to come to a place that is fair.....not unfair.

Why do millions of people from elsewhere want to get inside our borders? The reasons are almost endless. To begin with, Americans peacefully transferred power from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. We are the most open and tolerant nation on the planet and would-be immigrants don’t pretend otherwise.....like American Democrats do every day. This has little to do with Trump. Trump is not responsible for our legacy of tolerance and wealth. He is a beneficiary as we all are.

America is not raging. A few thousand people with no sense of how stupendously free we are, have been conned into trying to destroy the last bastion of hope this world has. And in doing so they have an excuse recognized by the media that allows them to smash windows and steal brand new Nike tennis shoes that carry Colin Kaepernick’s endorsement. It was comical to watch looters exiting burning stores with stolen property, only to have it stolen by other looters waiting outside for them to do the heavy lifting.

In the early stages of my adulthood I spent time in courtrooms at the desk of a defense attorney. I witnessed police officers lying under oath. In one trial of particular note, my defense attorney father successfully defended two black kids wrongfully charged with murder. In that trial, some of the officer’s behaviors were troubling, while others were straight arrows. On the other hand, the defendant’s behavior had been deeply troubling too. Both WERE acquitted of the murder charges, but rightfully convicted of strong-armed robbery. Both were sent to prison. Hopefully they went straight.

The point here is still simple. Human beings misbehave. We all do. Sadly, sometimes human beings cross universally recognized standards of behavior. Citizens of all races do this. And yes, cops sometimes do so too.

When human beings commit violent crimes, we MUST rely on our justice system. Does it always work? Of course not. Why not? Because human beings run our justice systems. Human beings are not perfect and unfortunately, we must hire human beings to be cops. Most are brave protectors of public safety. A few are power hungry bastards.

Do white and black police officers sometimes commit crimes? Yes, they do. Did hapless jurors allow O.J. Simpson to commit cold-blooded murder? Yes, they did. Did cops lie at O.J. Simpson’s trial. Yes, they did. Was he a murderer anyway? Yes, he was.

America has choices to make. Despite all our flaws as a nation, past and present, and so many of our best efforts to treat all citizens fairly, as human beings we come up short. The solution being posed by Democrats is to engage in self-loathing. Rioters want us to direct animosity towards ALL COPS. This is as stupid as embracing racism.

This is not about race. It is a political scam. We are being bullied. The effort is designed to convince us to toss away the best functioning system the world has ever known.

Democrats want us to adopt socialism. Socialism is a freedom-killing model that has failed everywhere it has been tried.

Americans who twice elected a black president, are being lectured and manipulated by global leftists. Those living outside of America, where racial intolerance still runs on steroids, want the most tolerant and prosperous nation on the planet to go down in flames.

Our best hope is to trust our system. Yes, sometimes the O.J. Simpsons of our nation get away with murder, but the system remains our best hope.

What we are seeing in major cities across America is an appeasement of horrifically violent criminal behavior by Democratic mayors. This is scorched earth politics. If this continues, the Civil War that threatens all of us, gets closer at hand.

Joe Biden and all those who would have us elect a man who is obviously plagued with dementia, are the biggest threats the world has seen in many decades. Don't buy it. Pass it on.