Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Actual Justice Warrior: Julius Jones Is Guilty As Sin

AJW is on fire--and he's hot about this one. 
And he's absolutely right: to quasiparaphrase W. K. Clifford: if you don't ****ing have time to examine the evidence, then you don't have ****ing have time to form an opinion. Not to mention write letters to the murder victim's sister.
GodDAMN people are stupid.

Lysenkoism Watch: Pomo-Prog Gobbledygook In Letters To Nature

Holy crap.
Science is in genuine danger.
Note that they declare no competing interests...which, apparently, includes the search for truth...

21 September 2021

Changing the wrapping won’t fix genetic-racism package

Latifa Jackson ,
Krystal S. Tsosie &
Keolu Fox

Nature misses a chance to grant agency to marginalized communities in inviting Alice Popejoy to point out that altering racial classifications will not absolve power imbalances in genetics (Nature 596, 463; 2021).
In 1785, philosopher Christoph Meiners reduced continental-scale diversity to an imperial classification system to subjugate colonized peoples. This system is still used by geneticists, and lingers beyond terms such as Caucasian. New ethnonyms replaced older terms (‘mongoloid’ became ‘Asian’, for instance) but failed to redress underlying racism. And socially constructed categories are used in biologically essentialist ‘race correction’ to model disease risks (see, for example, D. E. Roberts Lancet 397, 17–18; 2021).
To demolish genetic racism, geneticists must defer to communities to self-define their ‘belongingness’ (see, for example, K. S. Tsosie Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 62, 91–96; 2020). Any unequal system of classification that reifies race, ethnicity and ancestry for biological insight reproduces the obstacles it attempts to dismantle and does not solve the causes of health disparities.
We advocate empowering communities to label themselves; to undertake ethnographies to contextualize research findings; and to self-determine research they deem beneficial.

Nature 597, 475 (2021)
The authors declare no competing interests.

   Because, you see, the subordination of science to leftist politics is now basically orthodoxy. "Empowering communities" is much more important. And God forbid that we "reify" race...which, y'know, must be made just real enough to allow 50% of academicians to pretend to study it so that they have an excuse for dressing up their personal political opinions as research...but no realer. It's, like, SUPER-REAL...as a social kind! Because the left has a religious belief that everything is social. Except when its convenient to label some sex thing innate. Like, er, sex--maleness and femaleness--is just social and made up! But sexual preference is totally hardwired into your brain, bigot! As is liking to wear dresses!
   But where was I? Oh, yeah--if you even suggest that races are biological, you're an oppressor, Jack.
   And, as always: why are you worried about this, anyway? Bigot. Political correctness doesn't exist and it's totally isolated to campuses anyway and besides it's impossible to do science without it and the real problem is not their total lack of objectivity but, rather, your continue belief in objectivity as an ideal. Bigot.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Greenwald on Megan Kelly: Russiagategate and "Shaming" the Unvaccinated

Greenwald: "What I think this is starting to show is that There was real criminality in connection with Russiagate and during the 2016 campaign--it's just the criminality and corruption was done by those that propagated the conspiracy..."
   Glenn's a step or two behind in this case: this has been clear for, what, over two years now? The actual scandal isn't Russiagate--it's Russiagategate. There was an actual, realio-trulio conspiracy...not Trump + Russians, but Clinton campaign + Dem operatives + FBI + media. 
   But, since progressives control the media, the fake scandal got about two years of nonstop press...whereas the actual scandal has been relentlessly squelched.

Greenwald: The Indictment of Hillary Clinton's Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media

Subscribers only, unfortunately.

AOC's Dress Seems Like A Weird Place To Draw The Line

Not putting dogma above truth? Not violating election laws? Not sexually mutilating kids? Not throwing open the border? Really? None of those? Huh. Ok.

"Justice For J6": Federman


"Justice For J6"-Style Captcha

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Border Invasion Worsens; Biden's FAA Implements No-Fly Zone For Drones

The Democrats are doing this intentionally. Trump stopped it. Biden started it up again. He could end it. But he just keeps letting it get worse.
   And: can Biden possibly get away with prohibiting drones? It's obviously in order to suppress reporting on his border catastrophe.
   And don't forget: we'll be paying about $82k for each individual in that mass of people over the course of his or her lifetime. 

That Botched (i.e.: Murderous) Drone Strike...

Unless there's something we don't know about this, I don't see how this can be blamed on Biden...
But when you botch everything else you do, you make it more believable that even the stuff you didn't do is your fault. Of course we can imagine ways Biden might have been responsible--e.g. if the WH was pressuring the military to launch strikes--e.g. as a way of shifting attention away from the botched withdrawal... But I haven't seen any reason to think that's what happened.

Turley: HRC's Lawyer's Indictment Reveals Bag Of (Dirty) Tricks

Ok, I'm going to to with: I told you so.
   Russiagate was such a huge, stinking pile of nonsense that...even though I had vowed to ignore it and wait for the Mueller report...and even though I was still devoutly anti-Trump at the time...I stopped ignoring it and made a call. Specifically: that it was bullshit. I'm not claiming any special insight nor superior intelligence. I think it was obvious that it was bullshit. Some day I may go back and see when I started expressing that view.
   Similarly: I called Russiagategate as a genuine conspiracy long ago. I was just going on information widely reported in the conservative press at the time. Again: no special insight, etc. 
   The claim that Trump was a Russian "asset" was ridiculous from the beginning. It was actually kinda dumb for me to take it seriously at all. It always seemed incredible...but I did seriously consider it. 
   And the information that this was a Democrat/media/FBI dirty trick was available well before the election. Since, what? 2018 or so? Can't remember. But that, too, has been obvious for a long time.

WSJ: Durham Cracks The Russia Case

Durham Russiagategate Indictment: Perkins Coie Lawyer Michael Sussmann

Perkins Coie is, inter alia, a Democrat lawfare--and dirty tricks--outfit:
   In painstaking detail, Durham laid out in the indictment Thursday how Democrat superlawyer Michael Sussmann used Clinton campaign funds to construct a now-debunked memo and other evidence alleging that computer communications between a server at the Alfa Bank in Russia and the Trump Tower in New York might be a secret backdoor communication system for Trump and Vladimir Putin to hijack the 2016 election.
   Sussmann delivered the package in mid-September 2016 — just weeks before Election Day as Trump and Clinton were locked in a tight race — to then-FBI General Counsel James Baker, even after the team of computer experts warned the theory was a "red-herring," according to the indictment.
   And then Sussmann falsely told Baker, the prosecutors alleged, he was providing the information to the FBI solely as a good citizen, and not on behalf of any client.
   In fact, Sussmann was working on behalf of a tech executive and the Clinton campaign and charged nearly all the work on the Alfa Bank narrative to the Democratic presidential campaign, including his meeting with Baker, the indictment stated.
   The alleged lying, Durham argued, deceived the FBI into thinking the allegations were coming from a neutral source — Sussmann had been a cybersecurity expert — and not an election-motivated client.
   "In truth, and in fact, and as Sussmann well knew, Sussmann had acted on behalf of and in coordination with two specific clients of the law firm: tech executive 1 and the Clinton campaign in assembling and conveying these allegations," the grand jury indictment charged.
So part of the reason Sussman was caught is that he charged his dirty-tricks work to the Clinton campaign... I find that hilarious. You'd think that someone who'd interfere with an American presidential election would at least do it out of conviction... 
   I'm old enough to remember when the Democrats were the good--or, at least, less-bad--guys.
   Imagine the press this would be getting if the tables were turned. And it seems that most of my Democratic friends tune out when Russiagategate does manage to break through the MSM force field of silence. That's understandable, but irresponsible. I wonder whether the true horror of the situation will ever dawn on them: Trump and the Pubs were probably the better choice--or at least the less-bad one--even in '16. Though Trump's actions after his loss in '20 change the picture significantly. OTOH, he may well have been right yet again--the election may well have been stolen. Not by the Venezuelan KGB or whatever--but by the almost-certainly-illegal re-writing of election laws by Democrat judges etc. Without those misdeeds, Trump's freakout might never have happened. Of course we might respond that it revealed propensities that make him unfit for the office even if they never manifested themselves. There are obvious responses, but they don't clearly beat that objection. It's not clear to me which side of that debate wins.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Happy Constitution Day!


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Kid Not Really Endangered By COVID-Delta

"Privilege On A Warming Planet"


The stupid...it burns....

The line-up:

Thursday 23 * Local time*
Opening, reading and discussion groups,
15:30- 16:30 *book presentation* Climate Change is Racist - Jeremy Williams
17:00-18:00 *lecture* Leon Sealey Huggins
20:00 – 21:30 *panel discussion* Climate Change is Racist - Williams, Sealey-Huggins and Bergman

11:00- 12:00 *Opening of day 2. *
*Panel 1.* Anthropo-who? Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp -Climate justice and the over-representation of Man in Human Right
13:30 – 15:00 *Panel 2.* Privilege and Denial
Vanessa Weihgold - The Fear of Justice in realizing Climate Privilege
Ewoud Vandepitte - Ruled by urgency? Tense temporalities in the Climate Justice Movement
15:30- 17:00 *Panel 3. *Colonialism and Climate Change
Elias Koenig - Climate Justice Beyond the Canon: Undoing Conceptual Imperialism
Archana Ramanjujam - Towards a Du Boisian Approach to the Climate Crisis
20:00-21:30 *lecture* Anneleen Kenis - Don't blame 'men' for climate change? On hegemonic masculinities and the climate crisis.

Don't miss it, bigot!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

California Can't Be Saved From Itself

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

MMA: Man Representing Himself As A Woman Beats Actual Woman

Entirely unpredictable!
  Look at that dude when he--or "she," as the story insists--was in special forces. I do not want to fight that dude. Give that dude any amount of estrogen you want, he's not going to lose a fight to a woman. 
   But the progressive press insist on referring to him as "she," calling him a woman, referring to him as female, the whole nine yards. That's what we're up against. Contemporary progressivism is a massive web of lies and delusions, unhinged from reality. 
   And, yeah, keep this up and an actual woman is going to get crippled or killed. You can pretend all you want, but facts a re stubborn things.