The Chicago Mass Shooting You Didn’t Hear About This Week

First of all, the shooting this week was larger, ie, involved more people than usual, but in Chicago multiple shootings on *any* given weekend pretty common.

Second of all, this is being written in the context of the past two, three weeks in which multiple mass shootings have occurred nationally. To which the MSM has frantically tried to link the non-left whites as being to blame.

So, I just want to have this record of a mass shooting what will be left “page 10″ unmentioned in the NY Times, Washington Post, et al and forgotten as quickly as possible by all the other MSM outlets. The fact that no one is mentioning race is a dead-bang bulls-eye giveaway that it was a black and black crime.

The city of Chicago suffered a mass shooting Thursday (May 19).

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The Military Situation In The Ukraine

I should’ve posted this some days ago, but, well, life… I got a hold of these links, and the site itself via… dang it, I don’t know. One the Danish blogs I follow, but which one? I can’t find it. and I’ve wasted too much time trying to figure it out.

[Translated from Danish] The author of the article below is a retired colonel from the Switzerland [the Swiss army?]. He held high positions in NATO’s training activities in Ukraine. He recently wrote an article in the magazine Centre Français de Recherche sur le Renseignement. Here, translated to English, is one of the best descriptions of the military situation in Ukraine.

The Military Situation in the Ukraine

And a follow-up, The Military Situation in the Ukraine, An Update

Pretty interesting site in general

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War update: Rump state Ukraine…

I am very suspicious of the Powers That Be and all their activities. Activities like Kung-flu dictatorship, the destruction of US electoral procedures and processes, transgender insanity, etc, etc. When these very same people, without exception, took the side of Ukraine in that awful conflict, I was flummoxed. I want to support the Ukrainian people fighting against an apparent aggressive dictatorship, but I couldn’t help think there was something wrong… the whole thing was just too easy, too pat, white hats & black hats.

Via Revolver.news, a long twitter thread, Quick recap for those who haven’t followed what’s been going on in Ukraine but want to understand. I blog these things for the text; there are some images and a map, and they are not included. The link is a much better source if available.

02/24: The Russians invaded from the south, south-east, east and north, in a lightning campaign.

The Russians invaded with 190K troops—against 250K combat troops from Ukraine.

The RF put 30K troops near Kiev—nowhere near enough to capture the city—but enough to pin down some 100K AFU defenders.

The RF also launched several axes of attack, with reinforcements on standby (including a famed 40km long tank column), to see where they might be needed.

The AFU had been about to invade the Donbas

This was the immediate motivation for Russia’s invasion: To beat them to the punch and scuttle Ukraine’s imminent invasion—which they did

Also, by attacking from the north and south, the Russians disrupted weapons supply chain from NATO.

Had the RF only attacked in the east to prevent the AFU invasion of Donbas, there would have been an open corridor for resupply from the West.

Threatening Kiev stopped that.

So the main AFU army was left stranded in east Ukraine, with the rest of the Ukr. forces isolated and pinned down—with no easy resupply from the West

The RF then went about hitting AFU command/control and resupply links, further isolating and immobilizing Ukrainian forces.

The Russians soon nominally controlled land the size of the UK in Ukraine—but it was a tenuous control.

The south of Ukraine was more fully in Russia’s grip. The AFU around Kherson simply scattered. Mariupol became a clear battleground, as did the Donbas proper.

What the Russians initially wanted was to:

  • Short-circuit the imminent Donbas invasion—which they did.
  • Scare the Zelensky regime into negotiating a political settlement—which they failed to do.

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The Masks Are Off, and Not Just the N95 Ones

It has been said that one of Trump’s biggest accomplishments was to get all the supposed conservatives (and RINOs) to energetically reveal themselves as neither conservative nor Republican. It looks like Elon Musk too apparently has this power: from Instapundit, a collection of tweet images that reveal that true state of journalism today.

From Instapundit to the Glenn Greenwald tweet thread itself. There are lots more interesting comments.

Like this one. Perhaps this is a bigger deal than just a bunch or journalists. Elon Musk got the entire ruling class to publicy come out against free speech. Incredible.

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Critical Grooming Theory

Found from Twitchy, a Twitter link (and Thread reader app). It’s very clever and all the right people will be offended, but it also presumes that the bolsheviks will actually take the underlying message to heart (oh! – head-slap – I’m so glad you told me!).

When some people hear “groomer,” they immediately apply a Western, individualistic lens. But they fail to realize that “grooming” is a systemic, structural problem deeply embedded in our “ways of knowing.”

A thread. 1/

When I, as a Critical Gooming Theorist (CGT) say that all progressives are groomers, I’m not saying that they personally support grooming, as defined by the dictionary. I’m saying that they benefit politically from “systems of advantage” that harm children. 2/

When a progressive is offended that he’s called a “groomer,” that is a symptom of “groomer fragility.” He needs to sit with his discomfort and do the work to understand the lived experience of children and detrans folk who are harmed by systemic grooming. 3/

A lot of progressives think there is a category of “not groomer.” But one is either “groomer” or “anti-groomer.” Being “not groomer” is just a way to perpetuate systemic grooming. 4/

Grooming is one of many interlocking systems of oppression. One cannot be anti-groomer if one is a communist. One cannot be anti-groomer if one is a feminist. To be “anti-groomer” it to recognize the intersections of your communist, feminist, progressive privilege. 5/

Superficial change is insufficient. CGT shows that systemic grooming has been baked into supposedly neutral, objective ideas like “expressive individualism,” “identity,” and “social justice” from our nation’s founding. Dismantling it requires fundamental social transformation 6/

Is this thread satire? Yes. But it’s a satire based on statements and reasoning taken nearly verbatim from the Critical Social Justice literature (e.g. Kendi, DiAngelo, Adams, Collins, etc.). CSJ is fundamentally flawed, cynical, and deconstructive. It is a universal acid. 7/

If this thread frustrates you, good. It should. It shows why we need to reject CSJ. It will poison our discourse and tear to shreds the very fabric of our society. Maybe rethink how you’ve been redefining words like “racism,” “bigotry,” whiteness,” and “Christian nationalism.” 8/

If you’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid of CSJ language and ideology, it’s time to wake-up. They’re a dead-end. You don’t have to choose between embracing CSJ and embracing actual racism/sexism/injustice. You can and must reject both. 9/9

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“Experts” have become the new priesthood…

So true. The author continues.

…handing down new revelation from on high. Dissenters become the new heretics, who must be punished. Vaccination has become the new baptism into the body of the Right Thinking. Even among many professing Christians, trust in Fauci and the medical experts has become the new salvation, coordinating perfectly with the increasing role of Woke progressivism (of which Branch Covidianism is an important part) as a bona fide replacement for traditional religion in that “God shaped vacuum” left by the rejection of abiding faith in Jesus Christ.

An awful lot of interesting commentary in here, Scott Adams’ Come to Fauci Moment.

There’s also a lot of Boomer shaming. As I noted in a comment there, I find myself in the odd and somewhat uncomfortable position of being a Boomer and yet in complete agreement with the author’s points. In essence, to hold the same opinions and yet be denigrated for the actions of others over whom I have no control nor with whom I have no desire to be included.

That said, there is a nice explanation of why many or most Boomers believe the so-called experts.

The intellectual underpinnings for Boomers were formed when most of America’s institutions still actually worked as advertised. Their generation is used to assuming that things like government agencies and large corporations fundamentally operate for the good of those who they supposedly serve. This creates a normalcy bias that leads to undue trust being granted to them. Boomers have a great deal of difficulty coming to grips with the increasing institutional decay and dysfunctionality that characterises modern America.

There’s more of this also with regards to “midwits”, but the real reason I wanted to blog about this was this listing:

Since the beginning of the pandemic:

  • We were told that masking doesn’t stop viral spread (which is true), then that masking is vitally important and worth arresting people for who are alone on beaches, then back to masks not really doing much again – none of this on the basis of “science” but politics.
  • We were told that the vaccines were safe, only to find tens of thousands of people dying and tens of thousands more developing lifelong debilitating side effects, even in people for whom the risk factors due to covid were quite minimal.
  • We were told that vaccines were safe for children under 18, but then started seeing children under 18 dying or developing weird heart and neurological conditions after vaccinations in their cohort started.
  • We were told that ivermectin was “horse paste” and dangerous to humans despite thousands of prescriptions for it written every year, and whole countries stopping covid in its tracks by using this drug.
  • We were told that the vaccines provided better immunity than simply getting the disease and getting over it, which is scientifically spurious.
  • We were told that vaccinated people couldn’t spread the disease, only to find out that not only can they spread it as much as the unvaxxed and carried similar viral loads, but that the highly infectious new Omicron strain appears to selectively evade the vaccines and infect vaccinated people preferentially.
  • We were told for over a year that linking lifestyle comorbidities like obesity and diabetes to susceptibility to covid was “fat shaming” and morally unacceptable, only for “health experts” to now admit that these factors do play a major role in the disease’s severity.
  • We were shown skyhigh death tolls for covid, only for “experts” to now begin acknowledging that there has been a good deal of overcounting and shady accounting that has gone into those numbers.

And I could go on. These are all things that “weird rando anons” on Twitter were getting right well before the experts were dragged kicking and screaming to them.

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DRS

That is, people who DRS — who Don’t Read Shit. Otherwise known as reporters or, little finger raised, journalists.

A great rant that came to me from Revolver, Chris Bray is Stupid and Evil.

You’ll dig, you’ll discuss, you’ll think and re-think, you’ll evaluate evidence and look for more, you’ll work to make an argument and to invite engagement with it, and you will — always — be angrily dismissed by people who repeat something they saw on the Huffington Post and never thought to question.

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Where the Bolsheviks Have Taken Us

Jesse Kelly notices:

  • What is a woman?
  • Should we have a secure border?
  • Should kindergarten teachers talk about their sex lives in class?

These are now partisan political issues. Pause for a moment and wrap your mind around that.

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Suburban White Women

Someone sent me this link to a gab comment:

Every morning I get up and see the utter carnage in my newsfeed caused or enabled by the dementia-riddled frontman for demonic Marxists and I think to myself, “Damn, I really need to just go and thank a suburban white woman for sparing us those mean tweets.”

It’s true. It reminded me of a poll result from a few days ago.

(Selzer poll – national) Do you approve/disapprove of the job Biden is doing?

Overall: 34/52
GOP: 6/89
Dems: 70/13
Indie: 31/52
Men: 33/56
Women: 36/48
Under 35: 27/51
Over 65: 38/51
White: 31/59
Non-white: 40/39
Suburban women: 52/31
Evangelical: 26/66
Midwesterners: 32/56

NotTheBee provided the link but also an interesting comment as well.

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The Issue Is Never The Issue

Predictions! Or just interesting. Roger Kimball always brings the good stuff. Biden’s Handlers Are Preparing to Eject Him (and Kamala)

The last several days have been full of wonder at the New York Time’s admission that, guess what, Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” was not—as Joe Biden claimed—“Russian disinformation.” Nope, everything that Donald Trump said to Leslie Stahl about it was true. Everything the New York Post said about it was true. Twitter and the rest of the regime media pronounced a damnatio memoriae on the Post and anyone who dared publicize the scurrilous story. The poor computer repair chap who found and publicized the dirt, political as well as sexual, on Hunter’s laptop was hounded and driven into bankruptcy. (Remember Jonah Goldberg on that poor fellow? I do. “Wait you believe the computer repair shop story? Like at face value?”)

Jonah…

The issue is never the issue. I suspect that Joe Biden is being prepped for ejection. Exactly how it will happen I do not yet know. But he is on the threshold, or possibly has even passed the threshold, where he could appear to govern. His minders understand this. They must be the ones to replace him, otherwise they themselves risk being replaced, which would be intolerable. As I say, it’s not entirely clear yet how the defenestration will take place. Obviously, Kamala will have to be dealt with first, and she will be. Look for some ground softening stories such as the Times just served up about the laptop. They won’t be long in coming.

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