By Brandon Smith
The media these days is saturated with tales of “evil conservatives” and our heinous plans for world domination through “insurrection”. In fact, most mainstream articles that cover recent events including the election and the protests at the capitol make a point to always mention “white supremacy” and “terrorism” in the same breath as the word “conservative”. This is an entirely deliberate propaganda tactic called “word association” or “word redefinition”; change the subtext of a word or group label in the minds of the masses and you can often change perception from positive to negative.
In other words, Conservative = Racist/Terrorist. It doesn’t matter if it’s not true, it just matters that people are conditioned to subconsciously make the connection.
How about an example:
I’ve offered numerous criticisms of Trump and his administration over the years, but none of those criticism had anything to do with what leftists have been regurgitating since 2016. To them, Trump’s “racism” was verified fact, yet when I ask any social justice warrior to produce an actual quote of Trump saying something racist, they can’t seem to dig anything up.
By extension, leftists have a bizarre obsession with Russia and the theory that Russia is an ever present hand of god in US politics, yet, none of them can produce any concrete proof that Russia has meaningful influence in American elections or affairs.
The political left has committed itself to a fantasy world; a parallel universe. They deeply believes in things that never happened, and treat those beliefs as sacrosanct. Why? Probably because their movement is infected with people that are easily manipulated by word redefinitions and false associations. Are they victims of propaganda? Sure. Are they innocent? No, not really.
Refusal to question the actions and motives of your chosen movement is willful ignorance, and leftists should be held accountable for that.
They are the ONLY group of people that has consistently supported mass surveillance, mass censorship and deplatforming, mass violence, property destruction and looting as well as violations of individual rights through medical mandates and lockdowns. They call conservatives “insurrectionists” and “traitors”, but they are the only people openly trying to dismantle constitutional protections and the Bill of Rights. So, who are the real villains of this story?
Leftists seem to suffer from bewilderment when faced with conservative values, so perhaps an explanation is needed? Think of it this way: Conservatives value core principles (natural law) and the vital fundamentals of civilization. We believe merit is more important than equity. We believe in winning through hard work and excellence, not winning by deception or through claims of victim status. We do not value personal feelings above logic and reason, and the opinion of a mob is no more important to us than the opinion of a single person.
Conservatives don’t owe any allegiance to the left’s twisted vision of “democracy” (tyranny by the majority), nor do we hold blind allegiance to any particular government. Our allegiance is to the Bill of Rights and to the principles which founded this nation, and when a political group attempts to violate those principles, we are not required to submit simply because they collected “more votes”.
Our rights are more important than any election. Our rights are more important than your fears.
One of the core characteristics of conservatives is that we have a tendency to argue with each other…a lot. It’s one of the main reasons why we find it difficult to organize on the same scale that leftists often do. We might all agree on the source of the problems our country faces, but we rarely all agree on the details, or the solutions. This is a weakness, but it is also a strength.
I would much rather be a part of a movement that self reflects. I would much rather be a part of a movement that doesn’t operate as a hive mind. There needs to be LOGICAL dissenting voices in everything so that ideas are challenged. If the ideas are found wanting by reason and wisdom, then they need to be addressed or abandoned. The political left has no concept of this, though.
Leftists are afraid to question anything within their own circles. To dissent on the smallest detail is to be a heretic, a traitor to the cause. They use the word “diversity” all the time, like a battle cry, but when confronted with true diversity (diversity of thought), they panic and react violently.
Leftists don’t actually care about diversity; they only care that you have blind allegiance to the collective. Stray but a little, and the mob will come for your head. They LOVE plantations, they love slavery; as long as they own the plantations and they control the slaves.
A natural consequence of this Animal Farm mentality is that irony and hypocrisy is lost on the followers of such movements. They project all their shortcomings and crimes on others. The devils they see in conservatives are actually the devils they see in the mirror everyday. That said, the higher up you get in the leftist pyramid, the less it becomes hypocritical and the more it becomes malicious and deliberate.
The gaslighting, the word association propaganda, the selective memory hole they use to erase historical facts that contradict their ideology, the people at the top and their lackeys KNOW exactly what they are doing. They don’t care that their claims are hypocritical or outright fraudulent. They know they are lying, they know they are gaslighting. They’re not interested in being right, they are only interested in WINNING.
There is much more going on here than meets the eye. There is a great deal of power and money behind the rise of the hard left ideology and there are certain people that benefit from it’s expansion. Leftists like to view themselves as the “underdogs” or revolutionaries fighting against “the man”. However, every resource of global power brokers has been offered in support of the political left. The “Man” is the ally of the leftists; in some ways he is even the creator of the leftist movement.
They aren’t revolutionaries at all; they are the jackboots of the new world order.
It was globalist institutions like the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation that funded different elements of the feminist movement and “gender studies” movements from the late 1960’s onward. This included the Rockefeller Foundation’s large donations to ‘The Feminist Press’ and the Ford Foundation’s programs to indoctrinate university professors into injecting social justice talking points into their curriculum.
This is openly admitted in Alison R. Bernstein’s book ‘Funding The Future: Philanthropy’s Influence On America’s Higher Education’. Bernstein is the vice president of Education at the Ford Foundation and the former Associate Dean of Faculty at Princeton.
That’s right folks, social justice activism was paid for and encouraged by the so-called “patriarchy”. This is reality, and it never stopped. Even today SJW groups are funded by globalists. For example, as the mainstream media often tries to dismiss or ignore, Black Lives Matter was initially funded by the Ford Foundation and George Soros and his Open Society Foundation. BLM coffers were flooded with over $100 million from uber rich white elites.
Again, this is a FACT that even the dishonest spin doctors at Snopes are not able to deny. Instead, they attempt to use strawman arguments and sophistry to distract from the implication of extreme-left mobs receiving seed money from elitist billionaires.
But let’s follow this path even further: Who gets the support of the mainstream media behemoths? Conservatives or leftists? The answer is obvious.
What about Big Tech platforms? Do they enforce leftist ideological standards? Do they censor conservative viewpoints predominantly or leftist viewpoints predominantly? The reality is that conservatives are deplatformed from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook far more than leftists, this is verifiable fact.
When alternative platforms like Parler are built, are they allowed to simply exist? Of course not! The leftists rampage in an effort to destroy them, but the leftists would have no power without the backing of corporate monopolies like Apple, Google and Amazon. Not only does Big Tech aid the leftists in their Jihad against conservatives, but the government does as well.
They don’t just go after alternative platforms, they try to go after web service providers. And when alternative platforms move to more freedom oriented service providers like Epik, the leftists get government support in order to intimidate them also.
Leftists revel in the argument that “freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences”; they seem to think it is rather clever. I would say, actually, yes, that’s EXACTLY what freedom of speech means. Freedom of speech means that no single group of people is allowed to use fear, intimidation and punishment to compel silence in other groups or individuals that disagree with them. With corporate monopoly and government on their side, it is clear that leftists have appointed themselves the sole arbiters of “consequence”, and this violates the constitution in every conceivable way.
The collusion between government, corporations and extremist ideological movements is the classical definition of fascism. And, just as the Third Reich enjoyed immense funding, investment and industrial support from globalists and corporations in the decade leading up to WWII, the political left is enjoying immense support from the global corporate oligarchy today. You cannot be “anti-fascist” while you are colluding with fascists.
So, again, I ask leftists: If you are the rebels, if you are the freedom fighters, then why are all the elites you are supposedly fighting against on your side? Why are evil people your most avid allies?
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Well said. Now we can continue to take back our country from the fraudulent 2020 election while they have to keep the records for 22 months post election or else. Presuming the conservatives actually believe they can overturn illegal and fraudulent elections and hold the left responsible for their crimes against this nation and their states because inasmuch as the left is delusional the right seems to be stuck in loserville and woe is me-isms.
The election is a waste of time. We have to make the fight about our long term civil liberties and constitutional rights, not about a single election. It is clear that no court is going to actually look at the election evidence, they will simply dismiss everything based on lack of standing rather than the merits of the available testimony. Beyond that, making the fight about the election also makes the fight about Trump, and Trump is a distraction from what needs to be done.
Well said, I agree
The politicians are already trying to lure back the voters by “addressing fraudulent elections”. Nothing is going to change unless we make it change.
BTW, well said Brandon.
A question for the far-righters… why do those on the far right, have such a penchant for extreme violence, death and destruction, and Chaos?
Hundreds of violent riots in the name of BLM and Antifa over the past year, causing billions in property damage to INNOCENT business owners, not to mention numerous deaths. Conservatives? Only ONE protest that turned violent in the past year, and the politicians it targeted were not innocent in the slightest. There’s no comparison; leftists are far more violent in every conceivable way. This is not a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
Oh my god, you’re more deluded than I thought.
You failed to mention the riots in the congress, and the 5 dead just in that far-right protest alone.
And the other approximately 365 Dead at the hands of the far-right, in the last 20 years.
“This is not a case of the pot calling the kettle black.”
More predictable lies from a leftist. I just mentioned the capitol event; you need to work on your reading comprehension. At least THREE of the five deaths were due to medical emergency, not due to protesters:
Also, your link is nonsense and proves nothing. The Guardian uses the ADL as its source for their stats on “right wing violence”, the ADL is a hard left propaganda center which exaggerates and outright lies about conservative groups and their activities. They offer no proof that “365 deaths” were caused by conservatives, and they don’t even offer a legitimate definition of what they call the “far-right”. I also said specifically that the vast majority of violence THE PAST YEAR was due to leftists. I’m sure if you go back 20 years or longer then you can probably dig up some incidences of actual conservative violence, but none that conservatives defend. Leftists defend ALL of their destructive actions, and double down when they are called on it.
What’s truly hilarious is that your linked Guardian article is dishonest in its design. They claim “no people killed by Antifa”, because leftists claim that Antifa is not a real group. If you believe Antifa is not a group then of course you can then argue that they caused “no deaths”. Yet, the Guardian openly admits in other articles that BLM and leftist group protests have been the cause of multiple deaths:
Your own source contradicts your assertions. You should probably do a little more research before trying to argue such disinformation here. You are out of your league.
Wow Brandon, you just crushed Peter like a bug. That was brutal, but also fun to watch. Lefties need to learn.
Could you provide a few examples of the “extreme violence and destruction” you speak of?
Hard NO! Election fraud has to be delt with. Future elections will mean nothing with rigged voting machines! Voting itself will be a waste of time.
You will NEVER fix the election process. It’s been corrupt for decades, long before Trump came along. You would have to undo the entire system and rebuild from scratch. So, my point remains: Stop wasting time on the election process, at least on the national level. The REAL fight is about removing the globalists from power and conservatives need to learn that this will never be accomplished by working within the system. It is delusional to keep making the same mistake over and over again and expecting a different result.
Thank you for stopping the election-fix mantra. I wonder if that’s from the left also. Perpetrates the narrative that voters actually choose presidents, and we need to call this myth out for what it is.
I’m not sure what the implications of doing that would be. But so much energy is wasted on what I’m now seeing as fake political parties.
Sad to wake up and see America for how it’s really run but…it’s time.
Unsure how to proceed if we acknowledge voting doesn’t matter. Any thoughts on that?
That’s exactly correct. Even though I don’t like it, that’s the truth.
22 month, huh? Well I guess that tells us how long the Demon Left will require a standing army to protect them in the District of Corruption.
Maybe the path forward is to create our own global network behind a wall of encryption (vpn, tor). On this ‘private’ network would be our bbs servers, ‘fake news’, shopping, edu, etc.
One way to do this is with Hamachi, or our own P2P client. Something like this could be the HAM radio of the Internet.
Either way, IMO, there will never be open discourse in the MSM again in our lifetimes, if there ever was.
I think a lot of people are waking up after the election fiasco, but it literally takes years for a mind to fully disengage from the matrix.
P.S. I watched Judge Dredd 1995 with my 13 yr old son, and the future predicted in that movie IS EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE TODAY! They knew…
There is a wonderful movie called The Giver. Produced and starred in by Jeff Bridges. I highly recommend watching it. In one scene he is working to transfer all the memories of mankind to the trainee Receiver. He says to him that there is a definite difference between emotions and feelings. He explains that feelings are surface things, shallow and not to be trusted but emotions are of Substance.
One only has to read the difference in people’s consciousness writing in the comments of Epoch versus RT. Epoch has turned into really, a bunch of lunatics….vicious lunatics. Same with ZeroHedge. A good analogy would be that we often see when a dog is severely injured it is really hard to help them for they will bite you. This seems to be what is happening on Epoch and ZH, they turn on each other at a drop of a hat and are brutal towards anyone that isn’t following the blind rhetoric. The idea that everyone is allowed their own opinion and that we respect it, is a thing of the past.
Now these are Republicans, Trumpers. They are as bad as the leftists. No amount of reason will change their idiotic chants.
On RT however, for the most part you find that there are still a few with trustable emotions and a head squarely on their shoulders.
Good post Brandon.
I think there is a place for bluntness. Milk toast rhetoric and singing Kumbaya is not the best way to handle the type of problems we face today. The people who claim to be “even handed” can become tiresome – they are the self proclaimed “peacemakers”, but often they are the most narcissistic of anyone involved and are only seeking attention for themselves. That said, there is a difference between constructive debate and trolling. One thing I have NEVER seen is cancel culture in conservative circles anywhere near the level that we see with the leftists. There’s simply no comparison in terms of grotesque behavior.
Welcome to fight club, Davilyn. Did you miss the fact ZH posts under the name of Tyler Durden, founder of the fight club?
I’ve become extremely weary of all things Q. I have a few friends I’d consider allies in all of this and it feels like we’re on two different planets. You’re right though – if you try to stray from the hard line narrative that Q is going to save the day, it’s almost as bad as the left. Disheartening and counterproductive for sure.
The evil people support leftist causes because they are destructive to all others except those at the top. It is only after reaching the top, through ruthlessness and cunning, that they embrace the leftist ideologies, because they are insulated from their consequences and also because it actually ensures their continued dominance. Classic divide and conquer.
Does anyone find it interesting that Texas, supposedly somewhat, the perceived foundation of independence…..has just accepted Disaster Aid from Biden, the man and politics they purport to hate so much? It doesn’t look good coming from a place that is so vocal about seceding. I mean, wouldn’t this be a perfect opportunity for them to practice what they preach? Sort of a trial run of independence to show they can make seceding work?
No. A perfect opportunity would be to defy any future medical lockdowns and refuse to allow Biden to institute gun grabbing legislation within their borders. You have to pick the right hill to die on, and a winter storm crisis at this time is not it.
I find the winter blast to be a perfect example of the failures of our past and current thoughts of what really constitutes a strong and resilient nation and people. The speculation in instant gratification through fraudulent gambling houses, central pozi banking schemes, global wars of B.S etc. instead of real investments in infrastructure, in resiliency, both community and individual independence reveals exactly where we are in my opinion. The classic examples of a dying empire.
Let us help it to die, kill the systemic disease and just commit to the long term rebuilding and rebirth of this America nation.
Texas is not the root of the problem they had. The DOE is and Bidens executive order conveniently signed just days before the huge uncharacteristic snowstorm. DOE 202-21-1.
Because of bogus global warming and “emissions standards” ERCOT was forbidden from producing the energy they knew they needed. Infowars has more details if needed, or read the order. This is the green new deal coming soon to a “theatre” near you.
Frankly, anyone who knows and understands what their God given rights are, and the purpose of our founding documents to guarantee these, would have never allowed this to happen. The DOE is clearly another unconstitutional alphabet agency, and demanding that people be allowed to freeze and create the billions of dollars in property damage, and force them to pay $1200 to $9000 per Mgw from outside sources only, is criminal. Everyone should send their bills to biden to pay, and he is liable for it, in a personal capacity. The people do not know their rights, and therefore they are harmed. If the people continue to allow their exploitation, a bleak future will be their fate.
The fact that the people have abdicated their God given rights and responsibilities to big brother or a false god ie government is disgraceful. This is why things have gone so wrong. Any step away from the basic safeguards and standards of our foundations lead to more chaos and corruption.
Until people admit their complicity in the fall of our republic, they will not do the work necessary to repair it, and step up and take responsibility.
The truth is, this is where we are…. Winston Churchill said it best. “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
The notion that Texas accepted ‘aid from Biden’ is fundamentally flawed and misleading. Texas accepted aid from taxpayer’s money (money ‘given’ to the federal government by the citizens of the several states) in order to help those same taxpayer’s out of a crisis caused by a natural disaster.
Taxpayer’s money is referred to as ‘Federal Funding’ in order to create the illusion of federal ownership. The federal government does not pay into those funds, the citizens do. It is not the federal government’s money, it is the citizens money, held in trust by the federal government.
Please stop treating Joe Biden, or any President, as your Master. It’s what they want. It’s what they need.
In an interview with a music journalist Bob Dylan was asked what he attributed his success to – he replied dead seriously “I Sold My Soul to the Devil”. The Rolling Stones wrote & sang “Sympathy for the Devil”. It’s Plain as Day – Many people Worship Satan: Demonrats, Repugnantkins, Communists, KKK, NAZIs, BLM, ANTIFA, Hellywood, MSM, Banks, Mega-Corporations, UN, CDC, WHO, Pedophiles, Rapists, Murderers, Cannibals, 501c3 Cash Generator “Churches” & their “Salesmen Pastors”, Universities, The Vatican along with it’s Boy Raping Priests & The Anti-Pope Pimp of The Vatican Homosexual Prostitution Ring, ChingChongChicomYellowSkinSlantEyedNoSoulDemons, LGBTQFUKU, etc. Pray to Jesus, Prep & Be ready to KILL DEMONS. Cheers!
I knew Bob Dylan had to do something because he sure as hell can’t sing…..
The old strategy of the ruling elites: divide and conquer.
The System often needs useful idiots to achieve certain goals.
It makes me “strangely” think of the SJW …
P.S: If Harris were to replace Biden quickly (it is not impossible), the crackdown on conservatives and other dissidents who do not accept the Brave New World of Globalists, could accelerate and intensify.
It will be necessary to remain attentive to the current political-economic and geopolitical developments.
PS 2: Are we moving towards a world like the one “imagined” by the Hunger Games film series?Never!
Funny how predictive programming shows up at the right moment. Even more insidious was the WatchMen episodic on HBO….I made it through one and a half episodes before becoming nauseated with the agenda laden crap.
I think the reason the Left have such a bizarre obsession and hatred for Russia has to do with the fact that Russia is a former communist state that at least outwardly has renounced communism. And since the Left are communistic by nature and have long worshipped the Soviet Union as the ideal model for civilization, they see it as sacrilege when someone renounces such ideals.
Absolutely. They hate Russia and Eastern Europe because we got rid from communism and now we are bad example. Basically roles have changed. When 40 years ago West was example, how is the life without communism. Now the roles are reversed and we have Christianity, free speech no immigrants, our own natural culture and everything left hates and everybody else likes.
Excellent point, Greg. I did not make that connection but your comment makes perfect sense.
No. This would not be a good time for Texas to practice what they preach. Personally I believe the weather has been manipulated by the government to hit the red state below the belt. I believe their governor is in on the weather attack. No proof just researching, intuition (considering a location move) on how he has handeled the vaccine situation. Texans have paid years in taxes to cover their behinds for emergency aid as what is happening now. Why shouldn’t they receive aid? Our tax monies, including Texans, have gone clear to other countries for their aid. Why? Texans weren’t asked if it was okay with them to send their tax monies clear over to other countries. Besides when situations such as the Texans are experiencing now Is not the time to Practice anything when many lives are being threaten. We all need to look in on our Texans. That is the opportunity I see. And hope they would do the same for us. I tried to over night non perishable food to some mighty hungry folks over there. The over night companies are not up and running. None of them! Strange huh? My opinions. Thanks for the freedom of speech opportunity. Be watchful. Stay ready. ?❤️
Notice the maniac Gates has come out and blamed this problem on climate change. Feeds right into his agenda and I too was wondering if it was weaponized weather, designed to strike a place they knew was vulnerable. It is well within their evil ways to do such a thing. Right out of the problem-reaction-solution playbook.
? Above Ground World News by Mike Morales. On YOuTube does an excellent job pointing out on the world map where weaponized weather is attacking.
I really appreciate your insightful articles.
We remain under an undeclared global Martial Law. There are obvious clues that the Biden administration is a Hollywood construct and lacks basis in fact. The former planetary rulers have been deposed. There is a power vacuum at the upper tiers that have been vacated by these former ruling elites. This planet is transitioning into a new paradigm. Quit waiting for someone else to ‘restore normalcy’. It is time to get busy participating in creating the new way of things. Start!
Satanism and Leftism have always seemed very similar to me, they both invert and pervert what’s natural, consider transgenderism, a favourite project of both satanists and leftists, and how it makes a mockery of something natural and divinely – inspired (the two genders). Leftism celebrates degeneracy and so does Satanism. They both try to get you to go against human nature, (Leftism outlaws acting in your own rational self interest). And rules for radicals, the favourite of the Left, is literally dedicated to Satan.
There’s lots of other commonalities too. They really do think they’re the good guys, even though they celebrate everything that is evil, because they are upside down where good=evil. Imagine having a scrambled brain like that.
Very good observation.
Great writing, Mr. Smith. I wish we had more people that could assemble compelling arguments on the basis clear observational skills.
Thanks for your fine work, and please consider checking out “Born This Way” in Reason by the social scientist Jonathan Haidt about his objective research comparing liberals and conservatives. He explains how the “conservatives are evil” meme comes from the minds of the very liberal, simply because they don’t understand conservative morality. An understanding deficit that conservatives don’t have, and which isn’t covered in the MSM, because it doesn’t comport with their morality, as most of them wouldn’t believe it if you told them, and ignore you if you showed them. https://reason.com/2012/04/10/born-this-way/
Haidt’s research is objective. He simply asks self identified liberals, moderates and conservatives to answer a multiple choice morality test. Then to also provide the answers as they believe liberals and conservatives answer. Then Haidt compares how well each group predicts the answers from the conservative and liberal groups. It turns out the very liberal can’t answer the questions as conservatives actually do (i.e. they do the worst job of it).
I bring this up because I believe your article would be slightly different. But you’re right, a lot of the liberal politicians know exactly what they’re doing, do understand conservatives, and mislead their voters that conservatives are evil knowing they aren’t.
Hi, More Freedom, I just had to reply. The Reason article you proffer is ‘interesting’ but I think the author is way off base on the ‘conservatives consenus’, maybe on purpose, or maybe he has many of the same negative, wrong beliefs about conservatives, as many liberals do. I merely mention this as a heads-up to any potential readers who click on to your article. No, no, no, ‘many conservatives’ do/did not oppose liberation of women, of sweatshops, of slavery, nor do most fit the grand narrative presented as what conservatives think. The liberals in the article come off as Joan of Arc, but simply missing the icky traits that conservatives use in forming their political worldviews. In fact, I’m not even sure the scientific theories about ‘why conservative’ & ‘why liberal’ are even correct. Not many studies provided, other than a couple. The article reads as a backhanded dig at conservatives, with a ‘it’s science so it’s be true’ cover story. Didn’t you (or maybe you did?) notice that? This article could surely mislead a whole lot of Americans about a whole lot of Americans.
The reason leftists are getting away with what they are doing today is because conservatives are doing little to anything to stand up to them. Conservatives always complain about what liberals are doing at work, so I respond, well what are you doing about it? They just bury themselves in their dumb phones and move on.
I write letters, plenty of them voicing my dissent to their horrible narratives and policies. I write to the local leftist papers, sure, but I also write letters to the City Council, school board, all of my elected representatives to let em have it. Here is how I handled my local city government when it came to ‘diversity, equity & inclusion’ nonsense. I may be wrong in some cases, maybe right, but they get that feedback from local residents.
Mayor, City Council,
We need to have a more open discussion about, “Continue incorporating equity and inclusion into the day-to-day operations and structures of the Oshkosh city government. This includes implementing the recommendations of the DEI Committee and Council, working with departments to achieve their DEI-approved measurable equity and inclusion goals, and continuing community conversations with cross-section of the Oshkosh community.”
‘Equity’ is basically making decisions based on skin color and identity. You must be careful of making decisions based simply on those criteria. In our nation, we are equal under the laws, get equal protections under the laws and have equal opportunities, but the rest is up to the individual. We cannot make favors based on skin color or identity, that is simply not ethical nor proper. We have laws to forbid this type of behavior. Yet, we are precisely allowing this to happen, favoring one group over another solely based on skin color and/or identity.
Public Law 88-352 (78 Stat. 241). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as, race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The Act prohibited discrimination in public accommodations and federally funded programs. It also strengthened the enforcement of voting rights and the desegregation of schools.
I have to ask, has the City Attorney been made aware of this all? ‘Equity’ is putting the residents of this community at risk for lawsuits.
Why else would you need to go the lengths to incorporate ‘equity’ if either you are being unethical right now by discriminating in your policies and assistance outreach to discriminate against other races and/or identities? Or the fact you seek to become discriminatory in your decisions in the future by denying and making decisions solely based on skin color and/or identity? It can only be one of those two conclusions, so which one is it?
This is not some liberal university campus here. This is the real world, and with the real world comes consequences. You cannot just employ ‘equity’ everywhere and think it will all be legal and just in the face of our Civil Rights Act of 1964 and State and Federal employment laws. Denying residents, the same access, and opportunities due to skin color and/or identity goes against our laws. That is what ‘equity’ is doing. You are favoring residents for placements and assistance based solely on skin color and/or identity. I am not here to oppose assistance and job placements and so forth. I am opposed to the methods in making those decisions.
Listen, I am all in for assisting those that need assistance. But we need to do it ethically and proper according to our laws. There are ‘white’ families that are marginalized and impoverished, and they need assistance, yet this new ‘equity’ push will simply push them aside because they do not fit a certain skin color or identity is unethical and immoral. Correct me if I am wrong?
I am a product of city assistance growing up. My parents were poor immigrants and we fell on hard times to the point we lived in subsidized city housing for a few years until we got back on our feet. I never forgot those days growing up. Back then, nobody cared about skin color or identity, we needed assistance and qualified for it and we were allowed into city housing. What has changed so dramatically we need to go down the path of ‘equity’ to make these determinations today? Is the City of Oshkosh guilty of discrimination or bias in their actions? Is the State of Wisconsin or the United States? Leftists like to call that ‘systemic racism’ and the like which is baseless disinformation. All I must do is ask, where are the court cases to prove this?
Is the business community discriminatory or has bias, do the residents of Oshkosh have this? Again, where are the court cases to prove any of this? We hear words from city officials stating residents are not ‘inclusive’ and I challenge that by saying how and where? Court cases? It is easy to just label things like ‘white supremacy’ (racial slur), ‘discrimination’, ‘bias’, to the point we need to adopt ‘equity’ to combat this all. But prove it exists. Where are your court cases to paint this broad stroke that residents of this community are ‘racist’, ‘discriminatory’, have a ‘bias’ and other leftist nonsense? It must be so bad that we must immediately adopt ‘DEI’ principals, yet I fail to see relevant court cases to justify such radical measures.
I will close by repeating what I stated earlier, we are equal under the laws, get equal protections under the laws and have equal opportunities. With that being said, the question needs to be asked, do we really need a ‘DEI’ group in the first place? Are we not following the laws? What is so illegal that we must change our path and focus immediately? I would like to know the answer to that question. I will close by highlighting a great Civil Rights leader, one I have utmost respect for, Martin Luther King Jr. when he stated, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” We must ask ourselves, are we even remotely listening to his inspirations?
I think MANY conservatives are responding to the problems leftists have created, but they are doing basically what you are doing – Calling upon the system to police itself, trying to fight back in the courts, trying to fight back through politics and elections, etc. Nothing changes because no matter how much you try to fix the system from within, it will NEVER get better. The system is rigged to become more and more oppressive to anyone that does not agree with the leftists and globalist agenda. This is reality. It’s not fair to say conservatives aren’t taking action – they are. However, what they should be doing is decoupling from the system completely, building their own local systems, and preparing for a physical fight; this is the ONLY way anything is ever going to change for the better.
I listen to what you write. Not only do I write letters to make them think, I also act.
I am a big supporting of SECESSION. Both sides of the pathetic aisle are not working, judicial system is rigged and political, even the military is turning to the dark side for doing nothing but accepting woke theology.
I am actually seceding. We bought 3 acres of land in 2018 in a deep red county in the fly-over areas. In fact the city I reside in right now is 3 times this whole county’s population alone. I study their voting habits to get an idea of political makeup the last few election cycles. Our current home is going on the market this spring and we are building this fall. We are seceding and putting actions where our words are.
Smaller communities dot this county, biggest one is just 2,300. Very Christian faith based rural county, schools have been in-person for quite some time. People own land out here, they hunt and fish, plenty of gun shots in the distance when I work the land. In fact I shoot the darn gophers when I can, because I can out there. I believe in habitat support and creation for abundance of life, I planted 43 trees so far and more are coming from Eastern White Pines, to Green Mountain Sugar Maples, to Autumn Blaze Maples and Red Sunset Maples. I actually cleaned up the tree line burning 35 piles of debris over the last 3 years. I even clean the local county road on my own to make it a good place to live. Plus I find out what local hicks are drinking and driving with, always gather intel.
I do this on my own because I care and I am conservative. I do not look to any government to do this for me or point fingers, I just do it because it is right and proper.
My neighbor his Army Special Forces retired, so we have already hooked up myself being a Marine Veteran about perimeter security, watching over the subdivision and land around us, developing those close relations with neighbors. Plenty of Mennonites in our area, so very faith based, but craftsmen, in fact they are building our kitchen cabinets and cabinetry for our new home. These are the types of rural folks we need more of, to help one another and to survive.
Next step would be full blown secession on a bigger scale. But we need to be organized in rural areas for this to happen. I live in Wisconsin, always looking to develop those relationships.
@Brandon Yes, of course, but no election has been legit since for-profit corporations, both DNC and GOP, select their runners. This is unconstitutional. Secondly, Trump is a Zio and now a long term distraction.Plus, he always voted democrat before becomign a republican, and faux conservative.
You’re preaching to the choir…