What’s up with these celebrities and athletes weighing in on police shootings and buying the narrative that police are out killing black people just because they’re black? For example, LeBron James has been very vocal about the Black Lives Matter movement. This year, James did not win the Most Valuable Player award, and he gave a thoughtful response, saying voters may have embraced a “narrative” instead of “really watching the game of basketball.” Why didn’t he use this type of analysis to study police interactions with black people?
Larry poses this question to Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute.
Here is NATIONAL REVIEW discussing the indecent, as well as the 40-minute lecture she and Larry discussed in the opening of the above video:
Yesterday (July 30th) American Experiment hosted Heather Mac Donald for an online presentation on the conjunction of crime, race and policing, a topic on which Heather is acknowledged to be the country’s leading expert. Her presentation is a comprehensive refutation of the myth of “systemic bias” in policing. The data prove the opposite. Here is yesterday’s program, in its entirety: (Support the MN Police)
Here is Heather’s NEW YORK POST article in part:
Black Portland Cop: Yeah I Guess It’s a Little Weird Standing With Majority-Minority Police Officers and Being Attacked in Racialized Terms by Majority-White Antifa Members
— ACE OF SPADES
Here is a clip of the longer video over at HOTAIR:
Portland Police Officer Jackson Speaks Out against Racist White "Protesters" pic.twitter.com/qnrgWdMv0L
— Brandon Farley • Portland Protest Reporter (@FarleyMedia) July 9, 2020
Here is the intro via PJ-MEDIA:
11-year old Davon McNeal was murdered on the 4th of July. Six other children also lost their lives from senseless acts of violence that day. Davon’s grandfather has a message to Black Lives Matter: ALL LIVES MATTER. This is about people – period. It is not a black versus white issue, it’s about COMMUNITIES standing strong and helping each other build. We all have to live, work, play in the same community. There is no room for riots, anarchy, or murder in our streets. Lawlessness is not the American way and defunding the police will only expand our problems
11 year old Davon McNeal was shot and killed on The Fourth of July in his Washington DC neighborhood. Davon was one of 6 black children killed in shootings this month. Their lives matter. Benny Johnson travels to the heart of Davon’s community to find out if residents ACTUALLY WANT to “Defund The Police” Every single Leftist should listen to these hurting Americans.
The establishment of CHAZ in Seattle is an interesting and zany story to follow, but it’s not like Seattle has only recently been heading towards a socialist meltdown. Stu looks at the disturbing road leading up to our insane current climate in the city.
- DEFINITION: To kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in expression of deep respect, worship, or submission, as formerly done in China…. To show servile deference. synonym: fawn.
AMERICAN THINKER has an intro to the below Tucker Carlson video I wish to excerpt from before you watch the video:
Why Are Americans Surrendering To Violent Mobs?
Because They’ve Been Told They Have To
Here is an excellent CITY-JOURNAL article that Heather Mac Donald draws sensible reactions to these outliers:
THE DAILY CALLER weighs in:
AGAIN, for good measure:
FLASHBACK with “the Hammer”
These two article should be read in union with this post regarding education: “Educayshun (Updated w/White Privilege)“
Two Must Read Articles, the first by THE WASHINGTON TIMES:
- Teachers, Your Unions’ Anti-American Agenda Is Tearing Our Country Apart: National Education Association making slavery the defining factor of America’s story is wrong
(Hat-tip to BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE LIBERTY INSTITUTE)
The next article should be paired with this recent post as well: “BLM Is Anti-Christian (BONUS: Carol Swain | Larry Elder)“
The second comes from THE FEDERALIST:
- Why Supporting Black Lives Matter Is Anti-Christian And Anti-Life: There’s an important distinction between supporting the Black Lives Matter organization and lovingly supporting black people whose lives matter.
Remember that Black Lives Matter BlackLivesMatter Pays Homage to Marxist Cop Killer at Every Event It Holds. Here is the Federalist article:
This is from Church Militant, and while they focus on anti-Catholicism, one should mind that many of the cultural Marxist positions are in fact just anti-Judeo-Christian… I will follow their excellent video with some Carol Swain.
Here is a 2019 C-PAC interview of Carol Swain and her thoughts on Cultural Marxism.
Identity politics has done little to resolve the grievances of minorities in the United States. Rather a group of individuals is pushing socialist policy to manipulate people for political power. Carol Swain, a political scientist, author, and political commentator, explains the cultural Marxist roots of identity politics, and the harm it has caused black Americans, in a recent interview with The Epoch Times, noting “this socialism that’s on display now, it’s been underground for a long time.”
In taking classes at seminary, one of my professors was Ray D. Arnold… he was one of the 1,000 missionaries that General MacArthur called to go to Japan at the conclusion of WWII. One blog notes this about the endeavor:
- Perhaps General MacArthur didn’t succeed in bringing Christianity to Japan in the institutional sense. But he did bring mercy, forgiveness and respect for human dignity–the heart of Christianity–and these the Japanese graciously accepted.
All that to say, taking his classes he used material that was older, and this excerpt expands Dr. Swain’s mention of the churches being impacted by cultural Marxism (social-justice):
Dr. Arnold’s classes ended up being my favorite… his background in the missions and apologetics of responding to Eastern thought were very impactful. CONTINUING… more from Dr. Swain:
Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.
- “…virtually every significant racist in American political history was a Democrat.” ~ Bruce Bartlett, Wrong on Race: The Democratic Party’s Buried Past (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2008), ix;
- “…not every Democrat was a KKK’er, but every KKK’er was a Democrat.” ~ Ann Coulter, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama (New York, NY: Sentinel [Penguin], 2012), 19.
The south used to vote Democrat. Now it votes Republican. Why the switch? Was it, as some people say, because the GOP decided to appeal to racist whites? Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, explains.
It was not until the Republican Revolution of 1994 that for the first time in modern American History the Republicans held a majority of Southern congressional seats, a full three decades after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the South became less racist, it became more Republican (NATIONAL REVIEW).
We should round out the above with this longer presentation by Larry Elder:
As part of CCA III: The Sixties, Larry Elder, host of The Larry Elder Show, gives a lecture at Hillsdale College on the development of the Civil Rights Movement.
Steven addresses John Oliver’s latest anti-police tirade, demonstrating the #BlackLivesMatter narrative simply doesn’t line up with the facts.
What the media won’t acknowledge: Black Lives Matter fuels violent anti-police sentiment. WATCH Sheriff David Clarke with the facts (and Don Lemon with the stammering and cut to commercial). (The original video following Sheriff Clarke and Don Lemon was uploaded at PRAGER U on Apr 16, 2018):
My old video making the short point: