Covid is not the only virus sweeping the West, obsessively woke politics is running rampant with the most virulent variants emerging in newsrooms and colleges. As an acquaintance of mine slowly succumbed, here’s what I observed. There are certain traits that appear to be extremely common among people who are ‘woke’. Woke being now a common term for those among us who become righteously incensed with progressive social justice issues (typical of mainstream Western media imbibers or recent university graduates). Often, we can see this obsession manifesting in the form of aggressive protest activism — not just as a hobby, but at every social, private, and professional level of their lives. That is a ‘woke’ personality. While there are well-known physical markers indicating a woke person (blue or purple hair, obesity, androgyny, wispy beards in men, annoying spectacles) I have for some time been a curious student of their habits and psychological mannerisms, which I have also noted, along with the physical traits, to have universal qualities.
Culture & Race
The estate of the man gunned down by a “100% Antifa!” assassin is suing the city of Portland, Oregon, for its abject failure to keep violent antifa rioters in line. Aaron “Jay” Danielson was killed by a gunman, who was lying in wait, after a car rally for President Trump in downtown Portland in September of 2020–the “summer of love.” Danielson wore a “Patriot Prayer” hat. Patriot Prayer is a right-leaning group of Trump supporters whose rallies often met with violence by violent left-wing attackers. The man responsible for his death, Michael Forest Reinoehl, went into hiding in a rural area of Washington state, where federal lawmen found him days later. Reinoehl died in a shootout. Fox News reports that the Danielson’s estate’s lawyer, Christopher Cauble, said Portland’s flaccid response to antifa violence set the stage for the shooting. Portland police successfully kept the two sides apart during a planned free speech rally by the right-of-center group. At that event, there was no violence. But the city soon after went back to a more hands-off approach. What the city hasn’t figured out, notwithstanding plenty of evidence, is that when antifa doesn’t show up there’s no violence.
So is butt-naked racism against the man who may become California’s first black governor O.K. so long as a Democrat is doing it? Apparently so, based on how the Los Angeles Times is covering yesterday’s egg-hurling incident. A leftist white woman in a gorilla mask, unsubtle as she could get, hurled an egg at the head of gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder in Venice, California, nearly hitting him, as did another leftist later as Elder was hustled off by his aides into an SUV. The Los Angeles Times headline, noted by reporter Ryan Saavedra, was incredible: Larry Elder cuts short Venice homeless encampment tour after hostile reception. Would they write the same kind of blase headline were say, Stacey Abrams, attacked by a white wearing a gorilla mask? The question answers itself. As Saavedra notes, this would be the same Los Angeles Times that ran a headline a couple of weeks ago calling Larry Elder “the black face of white supremacy,” in some amazingly pretzeled Orwellian newspeak. […] The racist nature of the attack and the disgustingness of the human being who launched the projectile attack, which could have caused injury, were never focused on.
During an interview with Fox News, Larry Elder said that he would support legislation banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public schools. Elder, who is the frontrunner among candidates opposing California Governor Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election, said, “My preference is for local school boards to decide what the curriculum is, but I think this is so bad and so insulting that I would look into some legislation like that.” Critical Race Theory “teaches little white boys and girls that they are oppressors and little black boys and girls that they are eternal victims,” Elder added. “Some critics of CRT have mistaken or mislabeled any discussion of equity, diversity or ethnic studies as equivalent to CRT. Although certain approaches to ethnic studies may incorporate elements of CRT — as these concepts are both concerned with how race is constructed and the political, historical, social and cultural effects of race and ethnicity — they are not synonymous or interchangeable,” the CSBA claims. […] “As typically taught in K-12 schools today, ethnic studies aims to build greater appreciation, understanding and respect between students of different backgrounds.”
Black Live Matter thug Marquise Love received a 20-month sentence for nearly kicking a man to death. If that seems lenient, check this out: He is free after serving only 12 months. Love, 26, was seen on video kicking victim Adam Haner in the head as he was on the ground, after Love and others had already pummeled the man. The savage beating took place August 16, 2020, at a “mostly peaceful” BLM “protest.” Haner claims he attempted to help a transgendered woman who was beaten and robbed by BLM rioters. Those protesters then attacked Haner and his girlfriend, while calling Haner a “racist.” Graphic video shows Haner being assaulted by a BLM mob, even while on the ground. Haner was knocked unconscious by Love and left in the street. Love eventually turned himself in the next day following a manhunt for him. Love pleaded guilty to assault in the 3rd degree and felony riot. He was sentenced to 20 months behind bars. […] Love is no stranger to the judicial system. He has been arrested no fewer than seven times in the last eight years, on charges ranging from domestic abuse to theft. He was not convicted on most charges, nor has he paid any fines he has been given.
Joe Biden’s self-touted evacuation of more than a hundred thousand Afghans, presumably allies, might just have been a migrant-lift instead of an evacuation of Americans and allies, an open border of a different sort, with NGOs and left-wing lawyers involved in who got in. That’s the news from Breitbart’s Neil Munro, who’s traced the involvement of a K Street–type law firm, that apparently had enough pull in the Washington swamp to get its group of unvetted Afghan “refugees” in, while bona fide Americans and virtually all Afghan translator allies were left on the tarmac. Most of us knew that something funny was going on with the huge numbers of Afghans on the planes and the minuscule numbers of Americans, all because, as Joe Biden claimed, the Americans wanted to stay. President Joe Biden’s Afghan evacuation was so chaotic that an immigration law firm in D.C. inserted hundreds of unidentified and unvetted Afghans from a regional Afghan city into the main processing center in Qatar, according to the New York Times. The unidentified Afghans are now being held in Germany while officials try to identify them and learn about their past actions.