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Professor Argues – Make the Confederate Flag a 'Hate Crime'!

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Another day, another fascist liberal trying to ban something. This time it’s a liberal academic who thinks that people shouldn’t be allowed to own/fly the Confederate flag… ever. His reasons? Because for him and many others it’s a symbol of hate, but wait, you might say that for many others it’s not a symbol of hate but a symbol of history and culture. For this professor those people don’t matter because he and his feelings are more important than they are…


 
“Let’s make the Confederate flag a hate crime: It is the American swastika and we should recoil from it in horror.”
So opines Nick Bromell, a professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In the wake of a purge that has seen the Confederate battle flag vanish from stores and disappear from the grounds of South Carolina’s capitol building, Bromell says in Salon that America should be going much, much further.
“Americans who refuse to acknowledge the connection between the Confederate flag and the horrors of slavery and white supremacy are still in the grip of a ‘malignant spirit’ handed down from generation to generation from 1865 to this day,” writes Bromell. “It is a fine thing that the Confederate flag will no longer fly above the South Carolina state capitol. But displaying the Confederate flag anywhere is, at bottom, an act of hate. It should be recognized as such, and punished as a hate crime.”
Bromell defends his call by citing the words of escaped slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who lamented in 1871 that “covert, insidious, [and] secret” hatred continued to exist in the United States and was far harder to defeat than the military rebellion of the South in the Civil War. This lamentation on hatred, Bromell says, makes him feel “confident” that Douglass would agree with him on banning the flag.
Historical context offers some reason to doubt Bromell, though, because in addition to opposing slavery Douglass was also a fierce defender of free speech as one of America’s premier rights.
“No right was deemed by the fathers of the Government more sacred than the right of speech,” Douglass wrote in 1860. “Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. They know its power. Thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers, founded in injustice and wrong, are sure to tremble, if men are allowed to reason of righteousness, temperance, and of a judgment to come in their presence.”
Confederate FlagNevertheless, Bromell says the Confederate flag is too horrible to enjoy the free speech protection Douglass was so fond of.
“Given the millions who suffered under the whip of slave masters, and all the families separated as slave traders sold sons and daughters away from their parents, and wives away from their husbands, All Americans should recoil from the Confederate flag with the same horror we feel for the Nazi swastika.”
The comparison is an interesting one, because it is completely legal to display the Nazi swastika in the United States, even for hateful purposes. The Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed that free speech of an ideological nature may only be suppressed when it deliberately and imminently incites violence. Even burning the American flagburning a cross on a person’s lawn, and having a Nazi march past the homes of Holocaust survivors are all legal and protected by the Constitution.
Despite being a professor of American studies, Bromell does not address the First Amendment concerns that may be raised against his proposal to criminalize speech.
 
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Report: Schiff’s Staff Knew In February About Russian Bounties On American Soldiers

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff saw reports back in February that Russia was purportedly paying Taliban operatives to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan but took no action.

The Federalist reported that “multiple intelligence sources” told the publication that some members of Schiff’s staff “were briefed in February on intelligence about Russia offering the Taliban bounties in Afghanistan,” but that Schiff “took no action in response to the briefing.”

TDW:

A new report alleges that top committee staff for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), were briefed in February about Russia offering the Taliban bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, but Schiff remained inactive vis-à-vis the issue. According to The Federalist’s Sean Davis and Mollie Hemingway, “multiple intelligence sources familiar with the briefing” said it occurred when a congressional delegation made a trip to Afghanistan in February.

Davis and Hemingway note that Schiff was asked on Tuesday if he knew about the Russia story before it was printed by The New York Times report, and Schiff answered, “I can’t comment on specifics.” They point out, “As chairman of the intelligence committee, Schiff had the authority to immediately brief the full committee and convene hearings on the matter. Schiff, however, did nothing. He did not brief his committee on the matter, nor did he brief the gang of 8, which consists of top congressional leadership in both chambers.”

Schiff has implied that President Trump did not have access to the full intelligence, saying, “You don’t deprive the President of the United States of information he needs to keep the troops safe because you don’t have it signed, sealed, and delivered… If the intelligence community had intel along the lines that is publicly reported … this is information I think would be negligent to keep from him.” More

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff needs to be removed from his position on the intelligence committee. The congressional trip that was not recorded into the record needs to be thoroughly investigated. Schiff is most likely the source to The New York Times and he needs to be held accountable.

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Rapper Blasts Black Lives Matter: ‘Not Our Movement,’ ‘Given To Us By George Soros’

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Rapper Blasts Black Lives Matter: ‘Not Our Movement,’ ‘Given To Us By George Soros’

Rapper Lord Jamar sparked controversy when he renounced the Black Lives Matter organization over its Marxist origins, alleging it was created by far-left philanthropist billionaire George Soros and saying it is robbing Black Americans of their own “organic movement.”

In a viral video, Lord Jamar said that he is not a “Black Lives Matter” supporter, saying the organization’s radical views that fall outside its original mission statement.

“I’m not a Black Lives Matter supporter,” Jamar said in an interview on SCUM.

“You’re not?” the interviewer asked in surprise.

“No, absolutely not,” responded Jamar. “Because it’s not our movement. This is a movement that was given to us by, you know, George Soros and his f***ing boys. Because they saw how things were going and they didn’t want to go back to the 60s to where we started having our own organic movements. That was a big f***ing problem for them. So let’s give the people a movement that we can control. We’ll provide them the leaders and all this type of s**t. That’s what black lives matter is.”

“Look at the leaders of Black Lives Matter,” he said. “These lesbian women who are trying to incorporate, you know, LG whatever the f*** the letters are, incorporate their concerns into black people’s concerns. Go to the website. Look it up.”

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Here We Go: Mass. County Allows Employees to Get Insurance for ‘Polyamorous’ Relationships

Somerville, Mass., will allow city employees to get taxpayer funded insurance if they are in a “polyamorous domestic partnership.”

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Last week, the city council of Somerville, Massachusetts, changed its rules to allow city employees to get taxpayer funded insurance even if they are in a “polyamorous domestic partnership.”

It appears that the June 29 ruling made Somerville the first government body to legitimize sexual couplings of three or more people.

The new rule altered the existing language in Somerville law covering marriages, eliminating the part referring to partnerships as “entities formed by two persons” to “entities formed by people,” according to the Somerville Journal.

According to the paper:

Ward 6 Councilor Lance Davis, who chairs the Legislative Matters committee that reviewed the ordinance, said this began by just wanting to draft an ordinance recognizing domestic partnerships. Somerville didn’t have one, and a constituent request moved the council to work with the city on an ordinance.

“During our initial conversations, a couple things jumped out,” said Davis. “The first draft required domestic partners to notify the city of any change of address, which struck me as not in line with what married folks have to do, and required that they reside together, which again struck me as something I’m not required to do as a married person, so we got rid of those provisions.”

Davis added that fellow councilor J. T. Scott reached out and said, “‘Why is this two?’ And I said, ‘I don’t have a good answer.’ I tripped over my words a bit, and played devil’s advocate, but I had no good reason. So, I pulled it out, went through quickly making whatever word changes necessary to make it not gendered or limited to two people.”
Davis piously added:

“I’ve consistently felt that when society and government tries to define what is or is not a family, we’ve historically done a very poor job of doing so,” said Davis. “It hasn’t gone well, and it’s not a business that government should be in, so that guided my thinking on this.”

In the U.S., “Coupling” and marriage was always about growing and stabilizing society.

Gay “marriage,” and “Polyamorous” groups do not do that. They do just the opposite.

This is just more evidence of the faster deterioration of the country.

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BLM Protesters Heckle Cops As Working Class Illiterate Rubes – Calls Black Officer “Black Judas”

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BLM Protesters Heckle Cops As Working Class Illiterate Rubes – Calls Black Officer “Black Judas”

Black Lives Matter protesters at the NY CHAZ brag about their college educations and mock the police for being uneducated, working-class, illiterate rubes. They also call a black cop “black Judas” or race traitor.

Are these brainless idiots bragging about their college degrees? Now, that’s hilarious! Welders, plumbers, electricians are the smart ones. They have jobs and will make tons more money than these french fry chefs. Plus they don’t have to worry about their jobs being sent overseas.

These activists clearly exhibit a form of ‘group narcissism’ similar to racism. They think they are better than others of a different class. As long as fools keep electing Democrats they will suffer the consequences.

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California Schools No Longer Allowed To Suspend Elementary, Middle School Students For Disruptive Behavior

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California Schools No Longer Allowed To Suspend Elementary, Middle School Students For Disruptive Behavior

California schools can no longer suspend elementary, middle school students for their disruptive behavior.

“We want the teacher to be able to teach their class and not have disruptive students, but we also want to minimize these suspensions,” said the author of Senate Bill 419, Sen. Nancy Skinner, a Democrat from Berkeley. “The more a child is suspended, the more likely they are to do bad in school and just do bad overall.”

KTVU:

California’s elementary and middle schools will have to find an alternative to suspension when it comes to dealing with unruly students due to a new law that took effect Wednesday.

Beginning July 1, 2020, it will be illegal for public and charter school officials to suspend students for “willful defiance,” a broad category that includes disrupting class or willfully defying teachers.

California banned these types of suspensions for students up to third grade beginning in 2015. The law Newsom signed permanently bans these suspensions for grades four and five and temporarily restricts them for grades six through eight until 2025. More

Seeing as how many of the teachers in California are hardcore left-wing moonbats it’s nice to see that they’ll get to endure the direct results of some of their own liberal policies.

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DHS Deploys Special Federal Unit To Protect Monuments Over July 4 Weekend

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is deploying special federal unit to protect monuments over July 4 weekend amid fears of vandalism.

“As we approach the July 4th holiday, I have directed the deployment and pre-positioning of Rapid Deployment Teams (RDT) across the country to respond to potential threats to facilities and property,” said DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf. “While the Department respects every American’s right to protest peacefully, violence and civil unrest will not be tolerated.”

Fox News:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is deploying a special federal unit across the country for the July 4 weekend in order to protect federal monuments and statues from a possible fresh wave of vandalism.

“The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country that could threaten our personnel and the Federal facilities and property they protect,” a soon-to-be-released memo penned by acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, and obtained by Fox News, says. “DHS will be forward leaning in preparing to protect federal facilities and property.”

Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) from the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), and consisting of law enforcement officers specially trained in areas such as crowd control and riot control, will be dispatched to Portland, Seattle and Washington D.C.

Additional RDTs will be dispatched regionally so that they can be flown into any other area within a few hours should unrest spark up in other cities across the U.S. More

It’s a shame that we are forced to protect our national monuments from mobs of thugs who only want to smash and destroy stuff. It’s worth noting, though, that every one of them is a Democrat.

If you want a long term cure for all of this liberal madness and insanity just vote for Donald Trump in November!

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Actor Terry Crews Has Had Enough of Black Lives Matter– It Should Become ‘Black Lives are Better’

Actor Terry Crews is catching flak again from the radical left for his desire to say every life matters.

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Actor Terry Crews is catching flak again from the radical left for his desire to say every life matters and his fear that blacks will suddenly starting thinking they are better than everyone else.

Several weeks ago, Crews got crosswise with the radical left when he said all lives matter and slammed the “gatekeepers” in black America that thought they had the right to say who is allowed to be black.

Early in June Crews tweeted, “Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”

He was calling for unity against racism. But that is not how the hatemongers and Black Lives Matter terrorists saw it. To them, Crews was saying just the opposite of what he was clearly saying.

A week later, he was still standing up for what he believes and reusing to bend a knee to the attackers.

Now, it looks like he’s gotten the radical left upset all over again.

On Tuesday, Crews tweeted, “If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister,” he wrote. “I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”

As you can expect, Crews became a target once again.

Some of the attackers were prosaic but brutal:

  • It’s truly embarrassing how you keep displaying your poor reading comprehension and lack of critical thinking
  • Okay Terry just say you’re Candace Owens and go. Our lives “mattering” is the least we can demand and you’re always looking to make that a debate. You need help.
  • Coon
  • Licking massa’s balls can’t taste THAT good.
  • You and JK Rowling would make some pretty ignorant children.
  • You truly are worthless to us. White people can have you, especially since you love doing their work for them

Liberals are universally bad people.

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