Monthly Archives: August 2018

‘Alt Right’ Leader Richard Spencer Outed as Democratic Socialist. Watch Dinesh D’Souza’s Interview.

I guess you could say Richard Spencer is ‘alt’ right– waaaaay around-the-horn that is. The dapperly dressed millennial, a white nationalist, has outed himself as a socliast in a new movie.

In Dinesh D’Souza’s new documentary about racism in America, “Death of a Nation,” the writer, author and documentarian sits down with Spencer and asks him what he believes:

Spencer tells D’Souza:

“No individual has a right, outside a collective community. You have rights, not eternally, or given by God or nature. You have them because you are a part of this community. Ultimately the state gives those rights to you.”

Said no conservative ever.

Oh, and his two favorite presidents are Democrats.

So let’s go to the racist tote board, shall we? Democrats are:

  • The party of slavery.
  • The party of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • The party of the KKK founder Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • The party of Jim Crow.
  • The party of black codes.
  • The party of the governor who stood in the school house door.
  • The party of 1894 Repeal Act.
  • The party of Planned Parenthood (which kills 60% of black babies)
  • The party against 40 Acres and a Mule.

The Democratic Party, founded by President Andrew Jackson, killed and/or fought against the following legislation:

Civil Rights Act 1866
Reconstruction Act of 1867
Freedman Bureau Extension Act of 1866
Enforcement Act of 1870
Force Act of 1871
Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871
Civil Rights Act of 1875
Civil Rights Act of 1957
Civil Rights Act of 1960
And during the 60’s many Democrats fought hard to defeat the
1964 Civil Rights Act
1965 Voting Rights Acts
1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act

It looks like Richard Spencer fits right in.

And,  before you reflexively bock, but, but, but the  “Southern Strategy”…

Portland Professional Protesters™ Violently Storm City Hall to Demand City Hall Stop Punishing Them for Violently Storming Portland

The cadre of far Portland Leftists who, at the drop of a hat, will grab their protest signs from the umbrella stand, burrow into their closet for their nail-backed flag pole, and rifle their mom’s sock drawer for their balaclava, stormed city hall on Wednesday – injuring several guards and forcing the city commissioners to flee their meeting.

What was the reason why commissioners, including Mayor Ted Wheeler,  fled to the safety of mayor’s office?

From The Oregonian:

“A protest against police brutality itself turned violent Wednesday when activists attempted to storm Portland City Hall, clobbered one security guard and scuffled with several others.

It was the biggest disruption to a Portland City Council meeting in more than a year, but the Council did not address the substance of protesters’ ire: violent crowd control techniques used by police during a large counter-demonstration downtown Saturday.”

Or, in other words,  “Portland Professional Protesters™Violently Storm City Hall to Demand City Hall Stop Punishing Them for Violently Storming Portland.”

And they brought their balaclava-wearing ‘best.” Here’s another excerpt from The Oregonian:

“One demonstrator, who was masked and wearing a baseball helmet, smashed a security guard over the head repeatedly with a megaphone. The guard was seen afterward clutching a bag of ice, a bruise beginning to form on his cheek.

City Hall security chief Dorothy Elmore said she was also struck by a protester, in the arm.

An unidentified man, bandana-clad and lying on the floor outside the mayor’s office, was detained and carried out of City Hall by his arms and legs. Cops also arrested Diane Keeauver, 67, said Sgt. Chris Burley, a Portland police spokesman.”

She seems nice:

The Orwellianly-named anti-fascist protesters are violently upset about a couple  key things:

  1. They’re upset that the city gave the Patriot Prayer group a permit to hold their “free speech” march
  2. They’re PO’d that police for the most part successfully kept them apart from the Patriot Prayer group. Why? According to their Twitter timelines, they’re upset that police “protected” the people they don’t like (and they didn’t have the opportunity to bash their heads in, like, for example, what they did to the guards at City Hall)
  3. They’re upset because police employed flash bang distraction grenades and other methods of non-lethal force to disperse the violent mob– and they worked.

Antifa and their allies in the ACLU, and friendly, in-the-tank websites, depend upon an incurious MSM media and the reliably Sgt Schultz-like BAMN-believing Left-wing power players to ignore a few key things:

  1. Antifa brought illegal mortars to set off in order to blame the cops for deploying too many flash-bangs, the complaint for which they violently stormed City Hall.

2. Antifa rioters brought other weapons as they usually do to harm opponents.

3. In addition, Antifa feigns outrage by distracting (squirrel!) people to a trumped-up ‘wrong’ done by their opponents. Police have suggested that it was Antifa that brought Confederate flag draped objects to show others, that, see, they’re not the fascists here.

Some Patriot Prayer people may have brought some of it for all I know, but Antifa is all about disinformation, starting with the group’s very name.

4. Also, Antifa blamed ‘injuries’ on cops. That may have happened, but the disinformation campaign by the group included overstating at best, and fabricating at worst (see my post from yesterday which proves this), injuries from ‘police.’ Worse, some have made the case that the ‘injuries’ were accidentally self inflicted from their own explosives.

If the Patriot Prayer group didn’t exist Antifa would find another group of people to assault, buildings to vandalize, ‘wrongs’ to right, and flags to burn.

As exhausted Portlanders already know, this group was pulling these violent antics well before anyone had ever heard of Patriot Prayer.

Antifa Rioter Claims Cop Grenade Pierced Helmet Causing a Bloody Wound. … About That Helmet

This story has been updated.

Saturday in Portland there was another planned riot by far Left, but, for the most part, it fizzled. It wasn’t for lack of trying, of course.

Four people arrested for violent antics. Bad things happen when you try to screw with cops.

Photo provided by Kathleen Worman

Among the charges were resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, attempted assault on a police officer, assault, interfering with a police officer, disorderly conduct, harassment, reckless endangerment of another person, unlawful use of a weapon. You get the picture.

Two women with Patriot Prayer claim to have been jumped by Antifa thugs, so not everyone  came away unscathed.

And then there was this guy. Ouch.

Screenshot/Raw Story

This bloody head reportedly belongs to an unidentified Antifa rioter who claims to have been injured and hospitalized at an unnamed facility after, as the website Raw Story reports, he was hit in his helmet-covered head with a police flash bang grenade:

“According to the Rosehips Medics, a collective that provides first aid during street protests, at least three people were hit by the flash-bang grenades.

Two of those hit were sent to the hospital. Raw Story has obtained exclusive photos of some of the injuries. One man was sent to the hospital with a head wound. According to a source in contact with the injured man and his girlfriend, his life was saved only by the helmet he was wearing.

Photos show a heavy-duty bicycle helmet punctured by a flash-bang grenade canister. On the other side of the helmet blood can be seen. Flesh and blood are massed on the man’s head in a different photo as he wears a neck brace and is treated by medical personnel.” Emphasis added

The website provided a dramatic side-by-side photo of the cause and effect.

Screenshot/Raw Story

And antifa allies were crawling on social media telling the story about the flash bang grenade.

This guy claimed to be a “comrade” who decried his buddy was “shot in the back of the head:”

It was so bad, this Twitter user contended, that the victim needed a “fucking drain in his head!”

Suddenly, the wound was life threatening:

This woman said the impact positively proved that the victim was really complying with police orders before he was ‘shot’:

Case closed!

But let’s go to the journalistic tote  board.  According to the Raw Story post, the unnamed girlfriend of the unnamed man who reportedly is a “trauma nurse” at an unnamed hospital, this wound, the photo of which was helpfully supplied by the unnamed people, was caused by a flash bang which pierced the unnamed man’s “bike helmet” though he likely was not riding a bike for a riot.

On the Fujimoto Scale of journalistic hot air, these claims were a solid F-3.  It made me long for the days of The Weekly World News.  I really miss Bat Boy.

Weekly World News

But stick with me.

Let’s take a closer look at that helmet because it was noted on Twitter by one man that the point of penetration looked, er, interesting:

Twitter user Dennis Ward called my attention to this horrendous injury and the odd looking helmet. Soon blue check Martin Cizmar verified the source of the story:

https://twitter.com/martincizmar/status/1026992985303654405

But Dennis wasn’t so sure about the veracity of the flash bang claim:

That’s quite a claim! But he provided his rationale:

He had a point. Check out that beautifully carved circle into which is perfectly placed a black plastic thingie. Is that the cleanest projectile penetration mark you’ve ever seen? It was so clean and so perfectly placed, that the helmet suffered no damage anywhere else around the point of entry. 

Well, no, that’s not quite right. It actually looks like the helmet material is going outward as if the projectile was fired – or the hole was cut – from inside the helmet. Weird.

Casual observers wondered where the indented penetration marks were from the projectile entering the helmet. So was I. I sent the photo to a scientist who  believed these set of ‘facts’ deserved at least a rating of F-4 or F-5 on the Fujimoto Scale of hot air.

The speculation upset this guy:

But  another Twitter user who’d seen the photo chimed in:

After this story was posted, someone threw this over the transom. A series of tweets by Thomas Wictor adds even more information on the apparent phoniness of this attack:

Flash bangs aren’t benign explosive devices and they’re the bane of Antifa’s members in Portland.

An ACLU spokesperson told the Raw Story website, “To our knowledge, no other police force in America uses crowd control weapons with the regularity of the Portland Police Bureau.”

I shouldn’t have to point out that Portland has more than its share balaclava clad professional rioters who terrorize the citizens on a regular basis, so it stands to reason that PPB would use more of these items. That fact alone renders the statement by the ACLU meaningless.

But back to our injured unnamed man.

Where have I seen that ginger hair before?

If the hospital victim is this guy he has just made an astonishing recovery. And with a smile on his face to boot.

Has  Pallywood come to  Portland?

It looks like the cops think so:

But that’s another story.

Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Has Social Media Sites Scrubbed by Silicon Valley Tech ‘Oligarchs’

Alex Jones, a man I consider odious and most certainly not a font of truth, has been banned from some key social media platforms this week. Just like that.

This is the work, if you will, of the new ‘Secular Taliban’* who are the rocket-making and Tesla driving  titans of tech.

Facebook, Apple, Spotify, Pinterest (?!) and YouTube have just shut down most of Jones’s accounts — depriving him of the chief way of making money for his heretofore very successful brand, InfoWars.

Jones is no more a tool than any number of left wing nutters, The Daily Kos and Young Turks come to mind, and other people on the inter webs using these same platforms.

We all know the stories of hypocritical, double standards used by Leftists who own and operate these platforms – the latest of which saw the suspension of Candace Owens from Twitter for replicating the racist tweets of the newly-hired, New York Times editorial writer, Sarah Jeong, and replacing the word “white” with “Jewish.” Jeong’s racist tweets remain on her Twitter timeline. The term “shadow banning” has now entered the everyday lexicon of Twitter-using conservatives.

In the same week, conservative California Congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng had her campaign commercial wiped off Facebook because it told about The Killing Fields of Cambodia – a place from which her parents fled to come to America.

Apparently history is just too “shocking” for Facebook to allow, especially as told by a conservative congressional candidate who uses her family’s story to explain why she reveres the freedoms of the United States. Freedoms not shared by the new Silicon Valley Oligarchs.

This censorship is what fascism looks like.

Doing it in advance of the 2018 midterms looks as shady as hell. It reminds me of the Obama IRS coming down on Tea Party groups before the 2012 election. Neither of these was a coincidence.

Speaking of ‘coincidences,’  the tech firms who banned Jones decided within hours of each other to abandon their platitudes about free speech and silenced him. I wonder if that’s known as collusion.

Vox reports:

“Initially, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify all took selective action, banning some episodes of Jones’s podcasts and shows or removing selected social media posts they found to be in violation of various policies while allowing Infowars channels to remain active. Last Thursday, the popular audio streaming app Stitcher became the first platform to pull all of Jones’s content, without a lot of fuss.

But on Sunday night, Apple followed suit, summarily banning all of Jones’s content from iTunes — in the process sending a definitive message about what is and isn’t permissible free speech. Almost immediately, the dominoes began to fall: In the hours since Apple took action, multiple sites have started scrambling to reverse positions they were defending just a week ago.

The most notable of these is Facebook, which abruptly about-faced on its own free speech policy just hours after Apple did, essentially in the middle of the night. After that came YouTube, which appeared to ban Jones’s channel (which had more than 2.5 million subscribers as of Monday) from its platform late Monday morning.”

Why silence Jones?  A lawsuit, brought  by the parents of a victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting against Jones for the bizarre and obviously false claim that the shooting  didn’t actually happen, was in the news.

To Jones, 9-11 was “an inside job,”  a view held by the darling of the left, Rosie O’Donnell, and many others.

Practically every horrible mass event is depicted by Jones as “a false flag” for something-or-other.

But the Sandy Hook hoax tale was a bridge too far for the families of the victims. The  lawsuit, that has now been joined by several other families,  alleges that they’ve been harmed by Jones’s absurd lie and have set out to, as Wired puts it, “redefine” free speech after the New York Times v Sullivan Supreme Court decision required actual malice against a public figure when reporting false information.

As for the censoring Silicon Valley companies themselves, we know they are privately held and can determine with whom they’ll do business. But Google has become a category-killer in information ‘hoovering’ and search engine services. There are plenty of other cake-bakers, but Google’s pretty much the only game in town. As a result, some of these social platforms may have become so ubiquitous as to become utility-like. Their very success may make them vulnerable to legal action.

Almost all are run and populated by the far Left or those too afraid to cross the ideological rubicon and speak out. Take James Damore, for example,  who was fired for highlighting Google’s “ideological echo chamber” in a ten page ‘diversity’ screed (irony is lost on these people).

The only people who seem capable of speaking out are self made Silican Valley tycoons such as Pay-Pal founder Peter Thiel, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and e-Bay whiz Meg Whitman. But you didn’t get a whiff of their politics until they were wealthy enough to speak out.

Former Obama apparatchiks have embedded the big tech firms in Silicon Valley. Don’t diminish the importance of their voices in the “ideological echo chamber.”

From Politico in 2015:

“It’s more than just David Plouffe, who moved out for a multimillion-dollar job at Uber. The not nearly exhaustive list includes: Obama speechwriter Kyle O’Connor, now at Nest; Michelle Obama’s former deputy communications director Semonti Stephens, now at Square; director of citizen participation Katie Jacobs Stanton, now at Twitter; ’08 regional and field director Mike Masserman, now at Lyft; Brandon Lepow, who did advance for the Obama campaign and communications for the White House, now at Facebook; legislative affairs special assistant Nicole Isaac, now at LinkedIn; director of research Liz Jarvis-Shean, first at Tesla and now and currently consulting for Civis; campaign staff director for technology Jim Green, now at Salesforce, along with Obama’s first chief information officer, Vivek Kundra; ’08 regional field director Alex McPhillips, at Google; ’08 regional Gillian Bergeron, at NextDoor; Organizing for America digital director Natalie Foster, at the Institute for the Future; Tech4Obama program manager Catherine Bracy, now at Code for America; ’08 deputy Wisconsin director Hallie Montoya Tansey, at an education-tech startup called Schoolzilla. Nick Papas, John Baldo, Courtney O’Donnell and Clark Stevens are all now at Airbnb. Jessica Santillo, the former White House assistant press secretary who handled much of the Healthcare.gov meltdown response, was the most recent to arrive, now to be a spokeswoman at Uber, along with White House director of strategic & message initiatives Jordan Burke, associate director of intergovernmental affairs Kellyn Blossom and assistant to the deputy White House chief of staff Sarah Fenn.

‘There should be a welcome booth at the SFO airport,” said Jon Carson, the former Organizing for Action executive director, who commutes about twice a month from his home in Chicago as part of his job with the San Francisco-based rooftop solar-panel company SolarCity.

Megan Smith, a former Google vice president who’s now the White House’s chief technology officer…

And there are many more who went to the high tech world after Obama left office.

It may not be too long before I and others who identify as conservative may be booted off these social media platforms and will communicate exclusively through our websites, like in the ‘old’ days.

I want you to put my website www.VictoriaTaft.com on your bookmarks and, though my page is undergoing changes and will re-launch in its new form soon enough, I hope you keep coming back to read my posts and see the progress.

I look forward to the challenge but hate the duplicity.

I also fear the chill this will put on speech on social media.

Get ready. Here it comes.

* Secular Taliban, a term of art coined by Rees Lloyd.