Creepy Joe

The Instapundit himself provided as list of examples. It’s nice to have a list of examples handy – well, locally available – when needed. Note, the following is just the list without any links; they are available in the link above.

METOO COVERUP COLLUSION: Biden, Mark Kelly Worked With Intel Firm Hired To Smear Harvey Weinstein Accuser: Disgraced mogul’s legal team hired K2 Intelligence to discredit rape allegations.

Flashback:

Wife of Boston Marathon Hero Claims Biden Groped Her.

Flashback: It’s time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator.

Biden Swims Naked, Upsetting Female Secret Service Agents:

“Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude,” Kessler writes in the book – due for release Aug. 5.

“Female Secret Service agents find that offensive,” he writes.

“Biden likes to be revered as everyday Joe,” an unnamed agent told Kessler. “But the reality is no agents want to go on his detail because Biden makes agents’ lives so tough.”

Plus: Washington Post: What Are We Going To Do About Creepy Uncle Joe Biden?

And: ‘Creepy Veep’ Joe Biden ‘nuzzles’ wife of colleague and claims he is friends with lots of Somali cab drivers.

Also: Joe Biden’s Woman-Touching Habit.

Related: Talking Points Memo: Why Does Creepy Uncle Joe Biden Get A Pass From Liberals?

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And the lefty press would even talk about this stuff, until all of a sudden it wouldn’t.

Exit question: Which sold out faster: Toilet paper during the pandemic, or #MeToo when Biden was nominated?

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Colonizers?

Some dumb kid tweet-complains about how some white people like congee (a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries meaning more than one culture) using one of the strongest cards in his feeble hand: colonizer.

So a group of colonizers decided to culturally appropriate congee. Good lord.

A French guy, PEG, whom I follow a bit responds:

Colonizers? I don’t see them building schools and railroads, or abolishing slavery, human sacrifice, and tribal warfare.

The context for this for those who don’t know (and I, for some misbegotten reason didn’t blog about before) is the emergence of serious academic research that colonization was, at least, as much good as it was bad. PEG would seem to be aware of this.

There were probably other prior studies, but the shot-heard-round-the-world, so to speak, is the article (2017) The Case for Colonialism, by Bruce Gilley. To understand the significance of this article, let’s look at the introduction from the editor of NAS

Updated June 6, 2021): NAS member Bruce Gilley’s article, “The Case for Colonialism,” went through double-blind peer review and was published in Third World Quarterly in 2017. It provoked enormous controversy and generated two separate petitions signed by thousands of academics demanding that it be retracted, that TWQ apologize, and that the editor or editors responsible for its publication be dismissed. Fifteen members of the journal’s thirty-four-member editorial board also resigned in protest. Publisher Taylor and Francis issued a detailed explanation of the peer review process that the article had undergone, countering accusations of “poorly executed pseudo-‘scholarship,’” in the words of one of the petitions. But serious threats of violence against the editor led the journal to withdraw the article, both in print and online. Gilley was also personally and professionally attacked and received death threats. On the good side, many rallied to his defense, including Noam Chomsky, and many supported the general argument of the article. We publish it below in its entirety, conformed to U.S. English and our style.

There might be a whole more below the fold but the original (link above) has lots more links and footnotes and other goodies. There’s also some comments in which wailing and gnashing of teeth is evident.
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Citizen-driven Effort?

MPR is excited:

Minneapolis voters in November will have the opportunity to decide whether to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety.

Bill Glahn notices something

“Citizen-driven effort”? It’s 100 percent funded by George Soros. And the 100% is literal. There are no other donors.

That citizen driven effort is from a group called Yes 4 Minneapolis:

Yes 4 Minneapolis — a coalition of groups including Reclaim the Block & TakeAction MN launches petition to replace Minneapolis Police Department with $500k grant from Open Society Foundations, a George Soros-funded group based in D.C. 2-2021

Bill wonders

The left goes on and on about “dark money,” but won’t explain why one nonresident gets to decide whether Minneapolis has a police force.

MN Reformer has more. National political group gives $500,000 to campaign to replace Minneapolis Police Department. As does AlphaNews ‘Defund the police’ officially on November ballot in Minneapolis.

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An Oldie, but a Goodie

I’m pretty sure Jesse K would agree with this.

The weakness of so much conservative journalism is its self-satisfaction in pointing out liberal hypocrisy.

Guess what: liberalism is gone.

It was replaced with communism. And communists don’t care about being called hypocrites.

Isn’t it obvious?

But the girl can also dumb it down for the slow-witted.

The conservative media likes to point out the sanctimonious hypocrisy of the Left & its media allies.

But what if these people don’t care about hypocrisy anymore because they’re not persuading voters anymore?

What if their goal was to seize power outside the electoral process?

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A Kakistocracy

Some people claim that the mere presence of two complete morons as president and vice-president is proof that the country is, in fact, now ruled by a shadow oligarchy.

Others, with some justification, think that that the country is ruled by kakistocracy, a system of government run by the “worst” people, meaning the least qualified and/or most unscrupulous citizens. You’ll note that there need not be any contradiction between the two terms.

At Infogalactic, the section about the etymology of kakistocracy has some interesting comments.

The word is derived from two Greek words, kakistos (worst) and kratos (rule), with a literal meaning of government by the worst people.

The word is a conscious antithesis to the classic political term aristocracy, an ancient Greek word meaning the rule of the “best” (Greek aristos) – in contrast to democracy (rule of all the registered citizenry), oligarchy (rule of the few), monarchy (rule of one) and ochlocracy (rule of the mob). [...]

A kakistocracy hallmarks a civilization in decline and in addition to corrupt and venal leaders public morals may also degrade. Spiritual corruption may be a related stage in the collapse of civilizations.

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He’s Not Dead Yet

The title topic refers to yet another reference to Eric Hoffer. This time the reminder was via Jesse Kelly who wrote:

Communism: The promise to hurt the people you blame for your problems in exchange for power

Hoffer’s book, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, is all about the genesis of those who need to join a mass movements. Kelly thinks it is only Communism but it’s actually any mass movement.

The permanent misfits can find salvation only in a complete separation from the self; and they usually find it by losing themselves in the compact collectivity of a mass movement.

I think it is only a small hop, skip, and a jump from Hoffer to Kelly in this regard.
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And there’s this too which is a bit off topic, but is so bitingly funny.

Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity

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Eric Hoffer Returns

A few years ago, I discovered Eric Hoffer and blogged about him. He appeared again this morning, name misspelled and quote mangled, but after finding the correctly worded quote, it is just as perceptive as the one I encountered before.

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

In this case, the author is using this quote as a vehicle to discuss whatever happened to Black Rifle Coffee; an issue that to me isn’t all that interesting. However, I *do* think that quote also applies to BLM and the developments among its leadership – well, at least one of them.

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Understanding Democrats

Sean Davis comments:

[...] Leftists have no foreign enemies, only domestic. Communists are their allies. Americans who didn’t vote for the regime are their enemies.

Update (later in the day): And just like that, NotTheBee notes that Psaki And The Biden White House REFUSE To Blame Communism For The Unrest In Cuba. Guess Davis hit that one pretty hard.

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They Play Politics to Win

So, the Democrats in the Texas Legislature are in the minority and they want to prevent passage of an elections bill. How do they do this?

Breaking: Texas Democrats are walking out to deny Republicans a quorum, which will prevent the passage of their elections bill, the trans bill, their bail bill, and everything else. They will have to leave the state for weeks. The last time they did this was in 2003.

There are lots of pictures too – although who knows how long they’ll continue to exist.

Jesse K comments:

I love Democrats. I really do. If their entire ideology wasn’t murderous communist filth, I’d be one.

They play politics to win. They don’t care how they look. They’re in this all the way and they play to win.

I wish we did.

And Cernovich backs him up (although in a completely different context):

Like JesseKellyDC says. I love the fuck out of Democrats. They do whatever they want, no care at all about bad press or even ethics. If the right kept it’s ethics but stopped crying about “hurr durr howz this gonna play in media,” would be super majority election wins.

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Zuby Discusses What He’s Learned

Zuby, the YouTube rapper and social commenter, discusses 20 Things I’ve Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During The ‘Pandemic’ (slightly edited; no threadapp link).

1/ Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.
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