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Friday, September 25, 2020

Could CBS Be Next On The Chopping Block? Say It Isn't So!

 


Friends, the sad truth is that the America-haters are winning: they're pushing successfully for changes to school curricula, for the removal of "offensive" statues, and for the renaming of buildings, streets, football teams, and other cultural artifacts, all to advance the narrative that traditional America was a bastion of oppression and racism, and our country needs to transform itself before it can be redeemed.  Case in point: Columbus statues have been coming down by the dozen this year, and the rise of BLM explains much of the historical carnage:


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/christopher-columbus-statue-removed-cities/

 

My view: Columbus wasn't perfect, and he was implicated in some serious crimes, from a modern perspective, but our contemporary American society and indeed Western Civilization is predicated on Columbus's exploits.  It would be futile and hypocritical to disown the man who made our country and our world what it is.  What's more, blaming Columbus for "genocide" is absurd.  He had no intention of committing genocide, and didn't engage in genocidal behavior himself.  It was mostly European diseases that killed millions of Native Americans, and the LAST thing Columbus would have wanted to do was annihilate his work force.

 

What's the title of this post all about?  CBS is the Columbia Broadcasting System.  Its name thus perpetuates (and celebrates) the "genocide" of Native Americans.  I say, BAN CBS!  Burn it to the ground (peacefully, of course)!

 

In other news, is it possible that Mini-Mike has met his match in the Florida Attorney General?  Mike Bloomberg is spending millions to pay the fines and penalties owed by Florida felons.  That will allow them to vote, and he assumes they'll vote for Democrats (lawless desperadoes normally do).  This may, however, be a violation of Florida law...and it's certainly a violation of the spirit of the law recently passed by the Florida legislature, which mandates that felons pay off their debts to society before they regain the right to vote.  Bloomberg seeks to bypass that legal and moral obligation.  At the very least, those who benefit from Bloomberg's blood money SHOULD NOT be permitted to vote in November.

 

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2020/09/23/florida-ag-calls-for-criminal-inquiry-into-bloombergs-16m-felon-voter-donation-1317995 


And, you may well ask, how confident can we be that a vote cast for Trump will be duly counted?  This story puts that question in perspective:


https://www.yahoo.com/gma/us-attorney-battleground-pennsylvania-investigating-023800972.html

 

The most secure way to vote, as always, is in person at a nearby polling center.

17 comments:

  1. I would like to point out that the chief culprit in promoting "hatred of Columbus" and The United States of America is the late Howard Zinn, whose "A People's History of the United States" is still the "bible" in many colleges and universities across the country. Zinn is not the only one, but I would place him in the top five.

    Fortunately, the antivenin for Zinn is Robert Spinney at Patrick Henry College with his "A History of The United States, A Christian Perspective". Spinney's book is superior to Zinn in every way. Also, Regnery Publishing offers "Debunking Howard Zinn".

    Alas, I doubt that most of the low lifes tearing down statues of Columbus have even heard of Zinn. However, like most ideological slaves, they are doing something Zinn would have approved of.

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  2. Dr.Waddy et al: Columbus: In my opinion he was a murderous and typical conquistador. I know about La Leyenda Negra and have read some of it's criticism but he was was blatant on his 3rd voyage wasn't he? "Gimme gold or I'll wipe yez out "( probably by the approved Spanish means of fire).Yes? At least from what I know now I have no problem with discrediting Columbus and I think we can turn it to our advantage. Let the presumptuous left interpret it as surrender on our part , opening the way to the desecration of such as Lincoln and Washington. And let them then be hit with the full power of American love of country in their most obvious and extended position! We will cut them to pieces! We will show them the consummate power of real American love of country.






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  3. Dr. Waddy et al from Jack: Heavens! Bloomberg's presumptuousness is due denunciation only exceeded by that accruing to the truly staggering number and nature of the ironies apparent in his stated intent. He is the assured winner of this year's Dukakis Award for smarmy compassion for victimizers and contempt for the lawful.Who the hell is he to interfere in the process Floridians have pursued in striking a balance between perceived decency and self defense?

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  4. Dr.Waddy et Al from Jack: I am a veteran of 20 years of very close daily contact with imprisoned criminals. In my opinion: Florida was very generous in approving a state constitutional amendment allowing most felons to regain their right to vote. This, in one of the most important swing states; one in which some 500 votes decided the Presidency in 2000 AD. But they also democratically passed a law assigning some modest requests for recompense for their efforts in working for the taxes which supported these model citizens while they sojourned in Florida State facilities, albeit involuntarily. But gee, Bloomberg, together with one whom anyone who has worked in corrections recognizes as one who considers all criminals to be victims: why they just don't like it do they? They want it all, including I suppose, signs saying "Welcome to Florida, a state of sunshine for the lawless and darkness for the lawful! Yeah, do your time here, in our glorious sun; you'll love it and us 'cause we love you!"

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  5. Dr.Waddy et Al from Jack: I know from long experience that most imprisoned felons consider themselves underprivileged by having been held to account for that which they hold is done with impunity by the general public, oh yeah! Therefore,they consider themselves owed the apologetic remedial benefits our country readily provides with the intent of aiding the truly unfortunate.Believe me, many of them assume they can go directly to Social Security on release!

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  6. Dr.Waddy et Al from Jack : "Underprivileged?" Yes, despite having arrogated to themselves the privileges of flouting our laws and violating the rights of others. And they are reflexive in urging the strict application of law when they think it benefits them. Republicans have accused of inveterate effort to deny voting rights to "the people". Criminals are the cynical, vicious victimizers of the people and to include them in the definition of "the people" is equally condemned.

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  7. Dr.Waddy et al from Jack: Bloomberg, from most of the often first hand experience I've had and perceived in conversation with others who of what they say, Bloomberg continued Guliani's heroic and seminal campaign to transform NYC to decency and greatness from the wretched degradation so obvious and pervasive in it under presumptuous liberals. Why the, does he now propose to aid savages, in contradiction to the democratically expressed will of lawful Floridians? It can only be a tragically wrong headed tactic meant to bring about what he thinks and to which he is
    willing to devote his personal wealth, to depose a President and by direct implication, the real America, that President exemplifies!

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  8. Dr.Waddy et al from Jack: Bloomberg's own city descends daily into an abyss of crime and dysfunction believable only because it once did obtain. Its baaack! But he would empower the sociopathic element once again freed in NYC to terrorize an entire state and work it's political will in ways the lawful in Florida understandably oppose.

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  9. Dr.Waddy from Jack: My vehemence in denouncing Columbus: I do not mean to gainsay your well reasoned analysis of his actions; I meant it but I recognize you know more about him than I do.

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  10. Ray, I'm sure you're right that most statue-topplers are ignorant of history...even the Marxist version of history they theoretically support. In a lot of cases, the logic appears crystal clear and elegantly simple: if it looks like some old white guy, throw red paint on it and give it a few good whacks until it falls over...

    Jack, I agree that Columbus was flawed, but I'm not sure a strategic retreat on the "discoverer" of the Americas will obtain for us any great advantage in the battle over the heritage of Western Civilization. We run the risk that, if we jettison Columbus, the Western intrusion into the Americas will stand uniformly condemned -- because that is, after all, what Columbus stands FOR, at the end of the day.

    Jack, I agree -- Florida was BEYOND generous in allowing felons to regain the franchise. Personally, I'd say paying fines and fees is the least the state can expect. I would expect positive efforts at personal redemption and atonement, myself.

    Yes, I think Bloomberg's intent in aiding Florida felons is nakedly partisan. Granted, though, he's also attempting to burnish his image and ditch those "racist" skeletons in his closet. Don't forget: the greatest achievement any white liberal can aspire to is to become a "white savior" (of disadvantaged people of color). Bloomberg no doubt gets a warm, fuzzy feeling from rescuing these felons, in addition to helping his pal Sleepy Joe carry the state.

    Do I know more about Columbus than you do, Jack? I doubt that! I know precious little about him, in truth. But what I do know is that he's a symbol, and symbols matter. I hesitate to concede even one of the precious icons of Western greatness to the depredations of the liberal mob.

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  11. Dr.Waddy from Jack: In a public debate I said I thought the British Empire was, on balance, a benefit to the world. An attendee said"I'm Irish and you'll never convince me of that". I said: "I think you have good reason but I maintain, on balance, it was". Western Civilization bettered the world; the Nazis and Commies would surely have savaged all racial minorities in the Americas had not a strong and technologically advanced US stopped them. Defending Columbus as a symbol of Western Civilization does make much sense, I must agree.

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  12. Dr. Waddy from Jack: Oh that warm fuzzy feeling when you do something good for the "guys". Yeah I experienced it myself but most common sense people get warm and fuzzy about law abiding people and the victims of "the guys". A little common sense is called for here and for sure that is an attribute famously lacking on the left. Bloomberg should know better and his cynical use of his fortune in this abomination is evil.

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  13. Jack, you were brave and absolutely correct to defend the British Empire -- and it's true that one's impression of that empire and of Western Civilization are bound to be closely connected. If one can't admit that the British did much good in their relations with the wider world, one isn't likely to look kindly on Western Civ either. And, as you say, Columbus is likewise a proxy for Western Civ, because he helped to make it what it is: a civilization with Western origins, but global reach and significance. By implication, anyone who wants to dethrone Columbus wishes that the peoples of Europe had "stayed home" and left the rest of the world alone. That's not a view that I would subscribe to!

    Jack, Bloomberg used to be a law and order man. So many Democrats used to sympathize with the victims of crime...and now they've willed them out of existence. I'm sure you recall that the Dems became criminal justice softies back in the 60s and 70s, only to discover in the 80s and 90s that the American people had no tolerance for such nonsense. The Dems duly shifted to the right on issues of crime. Will history repeat itself? Maybe, but not yet. Right now the momentum still seems to be on the side of the "compassionate" reformers. Someday, though, the public is bound to notice the human cost of these failed policies. There's always a comeuppance.

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  14. Dr.Waddy from Jack: Your comment on how the apologists for criminals got wised up that the public disagreed has much merit. Dukakis lost the Presidency when he had the gall to think his disgusting compassion for murderous savages could be soft soaped. Man,did he deserve it; it's a hard thing to do a Presidential campaign and lose and he had it coming. In the 80's and/or 90's Guiliani was working his miracle by the common sense common, yes ,to everyday people as we are all actual or potential targets for criminals. And Gov.Pataki was doing very good work too in the 90's in faithful response to public wishes; believe me, we saw it in corrections. BUT. . . there was the deep state,consisting largely of60's and 70's miseducated apologists (mostly having been educated at NY colleges and having been indoctrinated).

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  15. Dr.Waddy from Jack: In the "corrections" aspect of state taxpayer supported administration, I encountered many of these spineless wimps in the 80's and 90's. Almost all of the Corrections Officers were of good sense; after all, they worked 24-7,in sometimes very unpleasantly intimate circumstances (ask any CO about a "drug watch"). But they were often scorned (and they knew it and resented it!) by 9-5 Mon-Fri overeducated civilians also working the joints. Central Office Civilian decision makers in the state capital of Albany often spent millions of unknowing taxpayers' money to enable their leftist dreams. They chose to provide NY inmates with law libraries FAR beyond what SCOTUS required and which SCOTUS expressly rejected in principle in a'96 case. Their response? More resources,including ones authored by the National lawyer's Guild, a confirmed Marxist group, encouraging inmates to sue the hell out of all police, including the prison police. Uh, gee,one can easily imagine how a vote by taxpayers and crime victims would have cast grave doubt on this choice, otherwise unknown to them but arrogating their tax money.

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  16. Dr.Waddy from Jack: There can be little doubt that the real America,as long as it can,will oppose lawbreakers at any level. That is, as as long as it CAN! It is the obvious intention of the far left that we be forcefully prevented from insolent interference with "progress, oh progress! Oh feel it!".

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  17. Yes, Jack, sadly some people never got the message that crime is a real thing and the victims of crime are NOT to be assailed for their (covert) "privilege". Now those people are back with a vengeance, working as news directors for all our favorite networks... C'est la vie. The American people will figure it all out in due course. Let's just hope it's sooner rather than later.

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