Monday, January 18, 2021

The 1620 Project Interview

 Your American Heritage January 16, 2021
Link to broadcast audio

Show Notes:
Let me run by the Talking Points for today:

Cancel Culture, the silencing of a culture
Our American History being twisted

             Bill Federer: A country that loses it’s history, is like a man that loses his memory. Dementia.
       I say when a nation is convinced it’s history is not as they remember it, they are being                            “Gaslighted” (Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Joseph Cotten, and 18-year-old Angela Lansbury)

Joining us today is Peter W Wood,
(Not to be confused with Peter H Wood!: "I am sorry to say that I am NOT that Peter Wood, so I suspect you would not want me on your show.  In contrast, I am a serious and professionally trained historian of early America, now retired.")

Peter W Wood is the President of the National Association of Scholars. Dr. Wood is an anthropologist January 2009. Before that he served as executive director (2007-2008), and as provost of The King’s College in New York City (2005-2007).

Dr. Wood was a tenured member of the Anthropology Department at Boston University, where he also held a variety of administrative positions, including associate provost and president’s chief of staff.

He received his Ph.D. in anthropology in 1987 from the University of Rochester. His undergraduate degree is from Haverford College (1975) and he has a master’s degree in library science from Rutgers University (1977).

Dr. Wood is the author of A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now (Encounter Books, 2007) and of Diversity: The Invention of a Concept (Encounter Books, 2003) which won the Caldwell Award for Leadership in Higher Education from the John Locke Foundation. These books extend his anthropological interest in examining emergent themes in modern American culture. And most recently 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project

In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Wood has published several hundred articles in print and online journals, such as Partisan Review and National Review Online, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Cancel Culture:

What to Worship, How to Obey: The New Rules of Cancel Culture

“unless you do what we want, we won’t participate.”

“Or, if you use the title “doctor” mainly for a medical practitioner and are suddenly thinking that maybe you should address the recipient of doctorate in education with the same august title, you are bowing to compliance.”

refer to "Dr." Jill Biden, and "Dr." Matt Gibbs (who prefers SSgt to Dr.)

“Historically, we are fortunate that Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t subscribe to the “new anger” formulation, in which a volatile temperament licenses itself to boil over whenever it meets an aggravation.”

1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project:

“Nikole Hannah-Jones, the project’s chief editor and lead writer, received a Pulitzer Prize for her efforts, and the Pulitzer Center partnered with the Times to roll out a 1619 curriculum suitable for the nation’s schools.”

The nation's template was The Plymouth Colony (1620) , not Jamestown (1619).
Massachusetts's Bay Colony was slave free.
The slaves landed at Jamestown were bartered off as slaves by the pirates, but were treated as indentured servants by Jamestown as chattel slavery had not beeen established yet. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Bidens 11

 I'm pitching a plot for a heist movie.

A bunch of international thieves decide to capture and loot a country.

Think "The Dogs of War."

The intent is to loot the national treasury.

Think "Ocean's Eleven". Ya with me?

It's a deep plot. It involves corrupting local politicians, hacking software ("Sneakers"), putting up a smokescreen to cover the theft.

Now, if there's any chance of the job being exposed, send in the lawyers, and better, buy off judges to deny access to the courts.

Just as the plot is about to be exposed, stage a riot that distracts everyone from paying attention and then blame the victims for the riot!

And all the while depict the thieves as the good guys, the Robin Hoods (remember "Robin and the Seven Hoods"?).

I know it's a stretch, but if it's done right it could be made believable.
The audience suspends their disbelief all the time.
I mean, these people thought Hillary Clinton was a saint, right?

We're talking boffo box office here!

So whataya say, boobala? Ya in?
How much can I put you down for?

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Thing Happened at the Capitol

It wasn't a riot, or an insurrection.
There was an incursion.

Some people died.

But the real tragedy occurred shortly after.

A nation was stolen.

Try to remember that.

They don't want you to.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

The Reichstag Fire

 In 1933, agents of Adolph Hitler, shortly after being elected Chancellor of Germany, if you want to call that an election, had the home of the German legislature, The Reichstag, burned.

Then he blamed the damage to that nation's capitol building on the communists, justifying his attack on his political rivals, the communists.

In 2021, agents of the left placed Antifa elements at a Trump Rally (that was by all accounts a "mostly peaceful" protest) breached and attacked the capitol building of the United States federal government.

It appears that they managed to motivate some earnest Trump supporters, who were agitated over the theft of the election and the fecklessness of the government to act on the behalf of constitutional processes, to join them in entering and destroying property in the capitol building.

It seems they would have done better to loot liquor stores and Walmarts, but they did not.

There is video of police accompanying Antifa buses to the scene.
There is video of police opening the barricades and inviting the crowd to enter the "people's house".

I have personally talked to eye-witnesses and also heard testimony (only once removed) describing the Antifa members on radios and phone directing the incursion.

A couple of witnesses and I discussed this on my radio show this afternoon. You should listen. 

So now, Biden can excoriate all Trump supporters as criminals.

And any attempt to expose the fraudulent certification of electoral college votes is dismissed summarily.
Voices are silenced and marginalized:
“More Than A Dozen VA GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots” NPR
“Bay Area candy store facing calls for boycott after owner seen at Trump rally” SFGate

As to mobs and action/reaction and response? Americans sit and boil in the pot because of our tradition of going through the courts. And the courts are corrupt. 
"If only Stalin knew."  But Stalin knew. Americans haven't caught on yet.

With all this focus of a bunch of people attacking a building, and that was wrong, the real desecration of the Capitol is ongoing.  

Only the desecration looks so Statesmanlike as it steals our nation.

Here's the link to the show:   Your American Heritage January 9, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Where Do We Go From Here?


The Crisis
by Thomas Paine
December 23, 1776
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.

So many are posting, like many did in 2012, that they are giving up.
But in 2016 we prevailed.
For a while.

Will we prevail again?
Or quit?

Thursday, January 7, 2021

A Dark Day in the Capitol

 I deleted an earlier post about the attack on the capitol.

I was pointing out that the Capitol was being attacked, not innocent business places. That's new for Antifa.

The attack on the capitol started before the crowd left Trump speaking according to witnesses. 

The Antifa that was bussed in, on video.

A clown opening the session with a stupid prayer ending with "Amen and Awoman" is a desecration of our capitol.

The normal everyday desecration of our capitol.

The certification of the theft of a nation.

That's a desecration of our capitol.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Georgia on my Mind

 Two things I can't understand about Georgia:

1) Who would vote for one democrat and not the other? on the same ballot.

2) I don't care if Stacy Abrams sister didn't recuse herself so much as how can her decision to let non-residents vote stand? Would those votes have been decisive?