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“I Was Never An ‘Evil Monster’ Until You Decided That I Was…”

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS! – Pelosi “divinity” – Ourfuturesucks.com

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“I Was Never An ‘Evil Monster’ Until You Decided That I Was…”
An unwelcome site ^ | 9-24-20 | TylerDurden

Posted on 9/24/2020, 7:26:52 PM by dynachrome

“I was never an evil monster until you decided that I was…

I never cared if you were ‘gay’ until you started shoving it in my face, and the faces of my children.

I never cared what color you were, until you started blaming my race for your problems.

I never cared about your political affiliation until you started to condemn me for mine.

I never cared where you were born until you wanted to erase my history and blame my ancestors for your current problems.

I never cared if you were well-off or poor, until you said you were discriminated against, when I was promoted because I worked harder.

I never cared if your beliefs were different from mine, until you said my beliefs were wrong.

NOW I CARE!

My patience and tolerance are gone.

I’m not alone in feeling this way, there are millions of us who do and we have had enough!”


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: tiredoflibtardlies

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HOW TO WIPE OUT FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND ALL THE REST OF THEM IN MAYBE 5 MINUTES

HOW TO WIPE OUT FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND ALL THE REST OF THEM IN MAYBE 5 MINUTES:

Just Quit!

STOP!

DON’T USE THEM!

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WHY DO YOU ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BE PROPAGANDIZED AND MAYBE EVEN INFLUENCED BY THESE LUNATICS?

BECAUSE IF THEY TELL YOU SOMETHING IS TRUE, THAT DOES NOT MAKE IT TRUE.

APPARENTLY, IF THEY JUST INSIST ON SOMETHING OFTEN ENOUGH THAT MAKES IT TRUE FOR YOU?

 

Pop star Lizzo said that the “body positivity” movement is “commercialized” and has yet to “normalize” women sizes 18 and over in a recent Vogue interview.

Lizzo said that women featured in the “body positivity” movement are not big enough, and “girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren’t separated” are not being featured often enough.

Flash!! LIZARD:

It’s because to me you’re disgusting and unhealthy. I do not want to look at you.

Lizard -
Lizard – https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/09/24/lizzo-body-positivity-movement-too-commercialized-sizes-18-not-benefiting-from-it/

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HEY, KIDS! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?

YOU give them their power.

YOU earn them the shekels.

YOU make them popular.

JUST QUIT THEIR SERVICE AND MOVE ON TO SOMETHING CONSERVATIVE

Quit!

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Bail project organizer **Holly Zoller**… delivered riot equipment in a U-Haul ahead of tonight’s violence.

Bail project organizer **Holly Zoller**… delivered riot equipment in a U-Haul ahead of tonight’s violence.

https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/09/23/bail-project-organizer-holly-zoller-board-member-of-louisvilles-books-to-prisoners-delivered-riot-equipment-in-a-u-haul-ahead-of-tonights-violence/
https://videos.whatfinger.com/2020/09/23/bail-project-organizer-holly-zoller-board-member-of-louisvilles-books-to-prisoners-delivered-riot-equipment-in-a-u-haul-ahead-of-tonights-violence/

CLICK!

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Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand

** These Mealy-Mouthed, Liberal, Scum, Woke, Kneeling, Chanting, Groveling Spokes-Person Bastards make me physically ill. I will never buy their steenking, frothing, runny, renamed products.

Jeffrey A Friedberg - AI Experiment 51
Jeffrey A Friedberg – AI Experiment 51

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Mars drops Uncle Ben’s, reveals new name for rice brand

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben’s rice brand is getting a new name: Ben’s Original.

Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year.

“We listened to our associates and our customers and the time is right to make meaningful changes across society,” said Fiona Dawson, global president for Mars Food, multisales and global customers. “When you are making these changes, you are not going to please everyone. But it’s about doing the right thing, not the easy thing.”

Several companies have retired racial imagery from their branding in recent months, a ripple effect from the Black Lives Matters protests over the police killing of George Floyd and other African Americans.

Quaker Oats announced in June that it would drop Aunt Jemima from syrup and pancake packages, responding to criticism that the character’s origins were based the “mammy,” a black woman content to serve her white masters. Quaker said packages without the Aunt Jemima image will start to appear in stores by the end of the year, although the company has not revealed the new logo.

The owner of Eskimo Pie has also said it will change its name and marketing of the nearly century-old chocolate-covered ice cream bar. Beyond food brands, the Washington NFL franchise dropped the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo amid pressure from sponsors including FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America.

Geechie Boy Mill, a family-owned operation in South Carolina that makes locally-grown and milled white grits, is also planning a name change. Geechie is a dialect spoken mainly by the descendants of African-American slaves who settled on the Ogeechee river in Georgia, according to Merriam-Webster.com.

“We are in the process of changing our name and have developed a whole new brand. We look forward to sharing it with the public,” said Greg Johnsman, owner of Geechie Boy Mill.

Mars had announced in the summer that the Uncle Ben’s brand would “evolve.”

Since the 1940s, the rice boxes have featured a white-haired Black man, sometimes with a bow tie, an image critics say evokes servitude. Mars has said the face was originally modeled after a Chicago maitre d’ named Frank Brown. In a short-lived 2007 marketing campaign, the company elevated Uncle Ben to chairman of a rice company.

Dawson said months of conversations with employees, customer studies and other stakeholders led the company to settle on “Ben’s Original. She said the company is still deciding on an image to accompany the new name.

Mars also announced several other initiatives, including a $2 million investment in culinary scholarships for aspiring Black chefs in partnership with the National Urban League. It also is planning a $2.5 million investment in nutritional and education programs for students in Greenville, Mississippi, the majority African-American city where the rice brand has been produced for more than 40 years.

Mars said it has set a goal of increasing the ranks of racial minorities in U.S. management positions by 40%. The company did not give a timeframe for reaching that number.

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[O! M! G! Be Still, My Beating Heart! This is sooo NIIICE!

But what if they are not “African American?”

What if they are not even African?

What if they are not even American?

What if they are Somali, Caribe, Jamaican, Russian, Swedish, French, British, Belgian, or Syrian, or something? OMG!!]

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AP Writer Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit contributed to this story.

SURVEILLANCE REPORT, The Joe and Don Tapes.

SURVEILLANCE REPORT

The JOE and DON TAPES: TUE, SEP 22, 2020

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TRANSCRIPTION:

(Phone Chirping, “HAIL THE CHIEF”)

DON: Hello?

JOE: Yeah, Don, it’s me.

DON: Go on?

JOE: Listen, I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m not elected. I can’t win, man. Not possible, Americans are morons but they’re not stupid.

DON: Go on?

JOE: Yeah, got the stars and celebs out of their minds, the anchors in meltdown–ya’ll should see Lemon, he be a fricking basket-case, man, c’mon man—and the mobs are coming in by bus and plane.

DON: Oh?

JOE: Yeah, I even got George and Bloomie to pay the bills for it all.

DON: Uh-huh.

JOE: Hey, yo, come on, man: I get the feeling you’re not hip to my jive. Wanna borrow my comb or something?

DON: No, actually, I want nothing to do with you or this, Hair Plugs.

JOE: Hey Alligator! Ya’ll want me to see you later? I mean—like, ya’ll—what about me on the SCOTUS? Can you dig it, man?

DON: (CLICK….)

JOE: Hello? Hello? Hey, come on man….? Y’all? Alligator? Heh-ro Rorge?

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8d/68/07/8d6807636f8d4b52212601f6e287cec3.jpg
“Astro and George Jetson” – https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8d/68/07/8d6807636f8d4b52212601f6e287cec3.jpg

…bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

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THIS HAS BEEN A PARODY; SATIRE

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THE GREAT PAMELA GELLER’S GELLER REPORT – THE GODMOTHER –

SOME MUSLIM SAYS I BETTER VOTE FOR BIDEN—OR ELSE! WOW! NOW I AM CONVINCED!

VOTE JOE

DECENCY

 2020

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Atlantic Op-ed: [BY A MUSLIM] Democrats Will Riot If They Lose, Therefore Republicans Should Let Joe Biden Win

VANCOUVER WASH - SEPTEMBER 5: A protester, whos feet caught fire after a molotov cocktail exploded on him, runs toward a medic during a protest against police brutality and racial injustice on September 5, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. Portland has seen nightly protests for the past 100 days following the …

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The Atlantic has published an op-ed that argues that “law-and-order” Republicans should vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden because Democrats will riot if he loses, refusing to accept the results if President Donald Trump wins re-election.

In an essay titled, “The Democrats May Not Be Able to Concede,” Shadi Hamid writes:

A loss by Joe Biden under these circumstances is the worst case not because Trump will destroy America (he can’t), but because it is the outcome most likely to undermine faith in democracy, resulting in more of the social unrest and street battles that cities including Portland, Oregon, and Seattle have seen in recent months. For this reason, strictly law-and-order Republicans who have responded in dismay to scenes of rioting and looting have an interest in Biden winning—even if they could never bring themselves to vote for him.

In presidential elections, once is a fluke; twice is a pattern. I struggle to imagine how, beyond utter shock, millions of Democrats will process a Trump victory. A loss for Biden, after having been the clear favorite all summer, would provoke mass disillusion with electoral politics as a means of change—at a time when disillusion is already dangerously high. If Democrats can’t beat a candidate as unpopular as Trump during a devastating pandemic and a massive economic contraction, then are they even capable of winning presidential elections anymore? Democracy, after all, is supposed to self-correct after mistakes, particularly mistakes as egregious as electing Donald Trump—whose unfitness for the nation’s highest office makes itself apparent with almost every passing day.

For democracy to work, the losers of elections need to believe that they can win the next time around. Otherwise their incentives to play the spoiler increase. A breakdown of democracy is always a possibility, but the country is more resilient than it may seem, and consolidated democracies seldom break down in any circumstance. That said, this is one of those propositions that is better left untested.

Read the full op-ed here.

The Atlantic was responsible for a story earlier this month claiming that President Trump disparaged the troops, which has been refuted by over twenty witnesses, including critics like former National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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Saturday Night Live inadvertently explained lockdowns and riots

A little-noticed Saturday Night Live skit about the talking dog was a harbinger of all the disasters that Democrats wrought in 2020.

Saturday Night Live has always leaned left, although, perhaps because I was a Democrat in the 20th century, it didn’t seem as one-sidedly nasty as it is now. I’ve long thought that one of its funnier skits, at the height of the Iran-Contra scandal, was the one showing that President Reagan was actually a genius mastermind. Sure it blamed him for wrongful acts but it was still funny:

Most SNL political sketches, though, aren’t funny, they’re just biased. And then, not long after Trump was elected, SNL came through with another funny one. This time, a team of scientists led by Scarlett Johansson, figured out a way to translate animal thoughts — only to find out that Johansson’s dog was a free thinker. Whoever wrote the sketch actually emerged from the bubble long ago to see why Trump supporters thought as they did:

The sketch was hugely popular, especially among conservatives. I was looking for it today because I wanted to share it with a rare conservative friend who hadn’t seen and I discovered to my surprise that last December, SNL did another sketch with the same premise and cast of characters.

What’s fascinating about the later version, which is very funny, is that it reveals genuine leftist fear. The SNL writers are telling people that the impeachment won’t matter and that their primary candidates are a disaster. You’ll enjoy watching it:

As far as I’m concerned, this sketch tells you everything you need to know about the 2020 lockdowns and riots. Even in December, the Democrats knew they held a losing hand. Not a single one of their candidates could win and Trump was rocketing to victory, especially because of the economy. Trump had turned the economy around and people noticed. The only way to win was to turn the economy around again — to trash it, on purpose, so that people would abandon Trump. And that’s what the Democrats did.

The sketch is funny. The Democrats are both pathetic and evil. But that’s how leftists roll — they will literally (and I mean that word in its dictionary sense) destroy a country to obtain power.

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Great Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.Blogspot.Com – and JAF IMAGES

From the biblical exodus of the Hebrew slaves to the emancipation of African slaves, liberation used to mean autonomy. Slavery was the greatest denial of personal autonomy and liberation freed the former slave to make his own decisions and exercise power over his own life.

Now, liberation is identified with controlling others. It is not enough not to be a slave. To be truly liberated, you must enslave others. Freedom is an illusion. There are only slaves and masters.

Grievance culture has eroded the distinction between liberation and oppression by not only redefining both concepts, but rejecting the individual autonomy at the heart of liberation. Diminishing the role of the individual for the collective redefined liberation and oppression, not as the slavery or freedom of the individual, but of the relative primacy of one group over another.

The collectivist theory of society rejects the notion that we are free to the extent that we can make our own decisions, rather it insists that we are only as free as the power and wealth wielded by our group. Minorities are not truly free until they have the same average household income as white people. Women are not free unless they have the same income a man does.

 

Trading liberation for equalization inevitably requires a totalitarian state to do the equalizing, resulting in the enslavement of a society that turned over its freedoms to a system built to ensure that no one, except the ones running it, can gain any advantage over anyone else.

But grievance culture goes further by redefining liberation as a state of mind, not a state of being. It doesn’t matter how free you are, legally and objectively, if you don’t feel liberated.

Oppression became a psychological condition triggered by what other people said, the costumes they wore, or even their refusal to affirm the victim’s insecurities. The racist ‘white fragility’ doctrine is built on expanding the classic self-help doctrine that those who resist its cult like processes are the source of the problem, not the people with the obvious problems.

The very name, ‘white fragility’ reverses who has the problem and who is really feeling fragile.

Both social collectivism and psychological oppression erode the physical boundaries of individual autonomy and entangle everyone in a single system with only two available roles.

Oppressors and victims. Refusing to play means automatically being assigned as an oppressor.

Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all



Where liberation once sought to free slaves, the new liberation pursues the oppressors whose words, attitudes, and even unspoken thoughts perpetuate an imaginary system of oppression. The professional victims who claim to be enslaved by this imaginary system cannot free themselves through their own actions by asserting their autonomy, instead they must confront and assail those classes of people they blame for their oppression and force them to atone.

The process of liberation is, like Communism, endlessly indefinite. As the system of oppression takes on more microscopic forms, receding into the quantum foam of academic jargon and psychological subjectivism, it becomes a perpetual reality that will never go away.

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/
https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/



Freedom, this doctrine holds, is essentially impossible because there is no blank slate. Everything is defined by ‘whiteness’ which incorporates the two-parent family, systems of measuring time, and virtually the entire corpus of mathematics, physics, and real science. Oppression is built into the fabric of the world. It cannot be escaped, but can be adopted.

If a blank slate is impossible, then power cannot be given up, but it can be taken up.

We may never be free or equal, but the balance of that oppression and inequality can be recentered by ‘decentering whiteness’ and ‘centering blackness’. The total entanglement of the individual and society, and of every individual with every other individual in society, makes it impossible to seize power for personal autonomy except by destroying the autonomy of others.

The new liberation does not aim for a colorblind society, the very idea is denounced as a product of whiteness, but a society that denounces white people and upholds ‘blackness’. It is not enough to read books by black authors, you must cease reading books by white authors. It is not enough to hire black people, to be truly ‘anti-racist’ you must also fire white people.

Everything is a zero sum game in a conflict where racial progress requires racial regress.

Liberation is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Racial progress doesn’t end racial strife, rather it intensifies it. The worse the violence and hate get, the more progress there is.

The practical implementation of that theory has turned our cities and culture into war zones.

Personal autonomy was and is an achievable goal. Social justice isn’t. It’s a conflict that never ends, crushing families, communities, and countries, because it defines society as conflict.

The Marxist view of the world is rooted in conflict. Accepting it can lead to only one of two outcomes: endless conflicts without any real progress or a dictatorship which resolves the conflict by claiming it no longer exists even though society has actually moved backward.

There is no happy ending here.

The American notion of freedom was based on the personal autonomy of the individual, not the balance of power among social collectives. Unlike socialist constitutions, America did not set out to define the roles of classes or groups, it dealt only with individuals and their geography.

America is a nation defined by the manifest destiny of regions and the freedom of settlement. It is a colonial nation in the best possible way, extending to its people the right to choose where they lived at a time when millions of people around the world still lived in a state of feudalism.

The pioneer narrative, the creation and the transformation of communities, is more than a founding myth, it is how America defined freedom in terms of individual autonomy. An American could choose his freedoms, his rules, and his way of life by picking up and moving somewhere else. He could live in the political and social geography of his choice, from a booming city to the middle of nowhere. A blank slate was as possible as a big sky and a wide open frontier.

The closing of the frontier eroded the physical distances and the rise of national institutions eliminated social distances. The 20th century was obsessed with a national society and the administering of a state that would oversee it. In the 21st century, both became a nightmare.

Societal perfection can ultimately only be pursued through compulsion and tyranny.

When freedom is defined in socially absolute terms, it disappears. Freedom, like justice, or any other merely human quality, cannot exist in the absolute sense. To pursue them absolutely is to destroy them. Freedom exists in the undefined regions of quantum indeterminacy. The more we try to bring it about with the exercise of our powers, the more it slips away through our hands.

None of us are truly free except to the extent of our certainty in our own choices. Disproving free will is childishly easy and that sophomoric game underlies Marxism and its modern offspring.

We are not truly free, the Marxists tell us, until we all become slaves to their system.

Freedom is a choice. So is oppression.

The Left has waged a war of words and ideas to wipe away the difference between oppression and liberation, reclaiming power over your own life or gaining power over others, because its grievance culture uses liberation as a means of oppression to wield power over everyone.

The new oppressive liberation and its grievance class of tyrant victims exploits the empathy of those who become complicit in its abuses with performative displays of pain and anguish. Its bullies scream about their suffering even as they’re beating, robbing, and killing the real victims.

Pain is not the real metric of oppression. Every single radical racist movement in this country, from the KKK to BLM believed that it was reacting to a state of oppression. The racial and ethnic genocides of the 20th century, from the Nazis to the Hutus, were carried out by movements which believed that they were being oppressed and sought liberation through mass murder.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/



It’s not enough to believe that you’re oppressed. Performative pain is worse than meaningless.

The only true metric of oppression is personal autonomy, not how much money you have, your perceived social role, or whether someone else makes derogatory remarks about your group.

When a government offers personal autonomy, there is freedom. When it tries to equalize society by controlling how resources are distributed across groups, let alone speech, there’s no freedom, only a downhill ride from compulsion to tyranny in pursuit of an impossible absolute.

Freedom doesn’t only mean the freedom to be right, but to be wrong.

The Left rejects the freedom to be wrong, allowing only the freedom to be right, while insisting that its absolute ideas are the only way to be right, and everything else is a form of oppression.

And that’s not freedom. That is oppression.

Americans are in desperate need of liberation from our enslavement to the radical absolutism that has divided our country, wrecked our sense of purpose, and deprived us of our optimism.

The tyrant victims and their culture of oppression turns all of us into slaves to the conflict. But we don’t have to go on playing their game of oppressors and victims. We can choose to be free.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Oppressive Liberation of the Left

The Great Daniel Greenfield, SultanKnish.Blogspot.Com – and JAF IMAGES

From the biblical exodus of the Hebrew slaves to the emancipation of African slaves, liberation used to mean autonomy. Slavery was the greatest denial of personal autonomy and liberation freed the former slave to make his own decisions and exercise power over his own life.

Now, liberation is identified with controlling others. It is not enough not to be a slave. To be truly liberated, you must enslave others. Freedom is an illusion. There are only slaves and masters.

Grievance culture has eroded the distinction between liberation and oppression by not only redefining both concepts, but rejecting the individual autonomy at the heart of liberation. Diminishing the role of the individual for the collective redefined liberation and oppression, not as the slavery or freedom of the individual, but of the relative primacy of one group over another.

The collectivist theory of society rejects the notion that we are free to the extent that we can make our own decisions, rather it insists that we are only as free as the power and wealth wielded by our group. Minorities are not truly free until they have the same average household income as white people. Women are not free unless they have the same income a man does.

 

Trading liberation for equalization inevitably requires a totalitarian state to do the equalizing, resulting in the enslavement of a society that turned over its freedoms to a system built to ensure that no one, except the ones running it, can gain any advantage over anyone else.

But grievance culture goes further by redefining liberation as a state of mind, not a state of being. It doesn’t matter how free you are, legally and objectively, if you don’t feel liberated.

Oppression became a psychological condition triggered by what other people said, the costumes they wore, or even their refusal to affirm the victim’s insecurities. The racist ‘white fragility’ doctrine is built on expanding the classic self-help doctrine that those who resist its cult like processes are the source of the problem, not the people with the obvious problems.

The very name, ‘white fragility’ reverses who has the problem and who is really feeling fragile.

Both social collectivism and psychological oppression erode the physical boundaries of individual autonomy and entangle everyone in a single system with only two available roles.

Oppressors and victims. Refusing to play means automatically being assigned as an oppressor.

Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? - https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all
Amish (again!), Jews, Christians Riot ? – https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/berkeley-riots-antifa.jpg?quality=90&strip=all



Where liberation once sought to free slaves, the new liberation pursues the oppressors whose words, attitudes, and even unspoken thoughts perpetuate an imaginary system of oppression. The professional victims who claim to be enslaved by this imaginary system cannot free themselves through their own actions by asserting their autonomy, instead they must confront and assail those classes of people they blame for their oppression and force them to atone.

The process of liberation is, like Communism, endlessly indefinite. As the system of oppression takes on more microscopic forms, receding into the quantum foam of academic jargon and psychological subjectivism, it becomes a perpetual reality that will never go away.

https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/
https://www.americanpartisan.org/2020/06/from-a-reader-a-look-at-antifas-field-organization/



Freedom, this doctrine holds, is essentially impossible because there is no blank slate. Everything is defined by ‘whiteness’ which incorporates the two-parent family, systems of measuring time, and virtually the entire corpus of mathematics, physics, and real science. Oppression is built into the fabric of the world. It cannot be escaped, but can be adopted.

If a blank slate is impossible, then power cannot be given up, but it can be taken up.

We may never be free or equal, but the balance of that oppression and inequality can be recentered by ‘decentering whiteness’ and ‘centering blackness’. The total entanglement of the individual and society, and of every individual with every other individual in society, makes it impossible to seize power for personal autonomy except by destroying the autonomy of others.

The new liberation does not aim for a colorblind society, the very idea is denounced as a product of whiteness, but a society that denounces white people and upholds ‘blackness’. It is not enough to read books by black authors, you must cease reading books by white authors. It is not enough to hire black people, to be truly ‘anti-racist’ you must also fire white people.

Everything is a zero sum game in a conflict where racial progress requires racial regress.

Liberation is not the end of the struggle, but the beginning. Racial progress doesn’t end racial strife, rather it intensifies it. The worse the violence and hate get, the more progress there is.

The practical implementation of that theory has turned our cities and culture into war zones.

Personal autonomy was and is an achievable goal. Social justice isn’t. It’s a conflict that never ends, crushing families, communities, and countries, because it defines society as conflict.

The Marxist view of the world is rooted in conflict. Accepting it can lead to only one of two outcomes: endless conflicts without any real progress or a dictatorship which resolves the conflict by claiming it no longer exists even though society has actually moved backward.

There is no happy ending here.

The American notion of freedom was based on the personal autonomy of the individual, not the balance of power among social collectives. Unlike socialist constitutions, America did not set out to define the roles of classes or groups, it dealt only with individuals and their geography.

America is a nation defined by the manifest destiny of regions and the freedom of settlement. It is a colonial nation in the best possible way, extending to its people the right to choose where they lived at a time when millions of people around the world still lived in a state of feudalism.

The pioneer narrative, the creation and the transformation of communities, is more than a founding myth, it is how America defined freedom in terms of individual autonomy. An American could choose his freedoms, his rules, and his way of life by picking up and moving somewhere else. He could live in the political and social geography of his choice, from a booming city to the middle of nowhere. A blank slate was as possible as a big sky and a wide open frontier.

The closing of the frontier eroded the physical distances and the rise of national institutions eliminated social distances. The 20th century was obsessed with a national society and the administering of a state that would oversee it. In the 21st century, both became a nightmare.

Societal perfection can ultimately only be pursued through compulsion and tyranny.

When freedom is defined in socially absolute terms, it disappears. Freedom, like justice, or any other merely human quality, cannot exist in the absolute sense. To pursue them absolutely is to destroy them. Freedom exists in the undefined regions of quantum indeterminacy. The more we try to bring it about with the exercise of our powers, the more it slips away through our hands.

None of us are truly free except to the extent of our certainty in our own choices. Disproving free will is childishly easy and that sophomoric game underlies Marxism and its modern offspring.

We are not truly free, the Marxists tell us, until we all become slaves to their system.

Freedom is a choice. So is oppression.

The Left has waged a war of words and ideas to wipe away the difference between oppression and liberation, reclaiming power over your own life or gaining power over others, because its grievance culture uses liberation as a means of oppression to wield power over everyone.

The new oppressive liberation and its grievance class of tyrant victims exploits the empathy of those who become complicit in its abuses with performative displays of pain and anguish. Its bullies scream about their suffering even as they’re beating, robbing, and killing the real victims.

Pain is not the real metric of oppression. Every single radical racist movement in this country, from the KKK to BLM believed that it was reacting to a state of oppression. The racial and ethnic genocides of the 20th century, from the Nazis to the Hutus, were carried out by movements which believed that they were being oppressed and sought liberation through mass murder.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-antifa-portland-rally-873291/



It’s not enough to believe that you’re oppressed. Performative pain is worse than meaningless.

The only true metric of oppression is personal autonomy, not how much money you have, your perceived social role, or whether someone else makes derogatory remarks about your group.

When a government offers personal autonomy, there is freedom. When it tries to equalize society by controlling how resources are distributed across groups, let alone speech, there’s no freedom, only a downhill ride from compulsion to tyranny in pursuit of an impossible absolute.

Freedom doesn’t only mean the freedom to be right, but to be wrong.

The Left rejects the freedom to be wrong, allowing only the freedom to be right, while insisting that its absolute ideas are the only way to be right, and everything else is a form of oppression.

And that’s not freedom. That is oppression.

Americans are in desperate need of liberation from our enslavement to the radical absolutism that has divided our country, wrecked our sense of purpose, and deprived us of our optimism.

The tyrant victims and their culture of oppression turns all of us into slaves to the conflict. But we don’t have to go on playing their game of oppressors and victims. We can choose to be free.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

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