For Your Consideration

As we close out 2021, you can find some interesting (and brief) essays about current events at Bari Weiss’s Common Sense. And whether or not I agreed with them in full, they were worth reading. A few excerpts:

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From Ayaan Hirsi Ali on liberalism:

Since I left the world I was born into—the world of Somalia, the world of Islam, and all of the strictures that society and religion put on me as a woman—I have always identified as a liberal. I mean that in the most capacious sense of the world: a belief in the rule of law; in individual liberty; in equality between men and women; in due process; and in, yes, a belief that some cultures—namely, liberal and democratic ones—are better than others.

Lately, I worry that liberalism is insufficient. Or to put it another way: that the weak version of liberalism we see across the West cannot compete with muscular ideologies, like Islamism and populism rising on the right and the left across Europe and here in America.

A value-neutral liberalism that insists that all cultures and choices are equally good is liberalism in name only. For liberalism to win, it needs to stand up to its enemies yet again.

Source: For Your Consideration

Everything the Media Told You About Kyle Rittenhouse Was Wrong

Last week’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse , the teenager charged with the murder of two men in Kenosha, Wis., likely came as a shock to millions of Americans who had relied on the media to inform their understanding of the case. From the time Rittenhouse killed two men on the streets of Kenosha last August, media characterizations of the event suggested his conviction was a foregone conclusion.

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Most of this information was publicly available long before the trial, overlooked or ignored in favor of red herrings about race and the misdeeds of the former president. If Rittenhouse sues for defamation, it won’t come as a shock.

Source: Everything the Media Told You About Kyle Rittenhouse Was Wrong

Why a Rittenhouse Federal Investigation Is a Non-Starter

As we’ve all seen by now, the process is the lawfare Left’s punishment. That’s certainly the situation in the Kyle Rittenhouse case. Now the Left is calling for more punishment.

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Now the Leftist lawfare crowd is baying for another bite at Rittenhouse’s hide. Some in their numbers are nursing the hope that the federal government will now grind him to dust for, er, something.

But that’s likely a non-starter.

And why is that? Because the FBI already investigated the case more than a year ago. Witnesses during the trial, including Grambo and Ryan Balch, testified that the FBI pounded on their doors and interrogated them a long time ago. An FBI agent testified in secret. The FBI ran surveillance and provided aerial footage of the riot, showing that Joseph Rosenbaum lay in wait for Rittenhouse before the pedophile chased the 17-year-old and then grabbed his gun.

If the FBI had a case, the Department of Justice would have brought charges against Rittenhouse a long time ago.

Source: Why a Rittenhouse Federal Investigation Is a Non-Starter

Vigilantism: For What Do We Stand?

Vigilantism is what we get when the police aren’t allowed to function. The police exist as much to protect criminals (suspected or otherwise) from the people as the other way around.
Defund or disempower the police, and you may not like what pops up in their place.

Stately McDaniel Manor

Vigilante (noun):  a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate).

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“He shouldn’t have been there.”

The Writer in Black

People, including people who are pro-2nd Amendment and pro self defense, have been making this claim. I just have to shake my head.

“He shouldn’t have been there” is a stupid argument. As a free citizen in a free country on publicly accessible property he had every right to be there. As a free citizen in a free country he had every right to be armed for his own protection. As a free citizen in a free country he had every right to move to stop an incipient disaster (a burning dumpster on its way–never mind how for the moment–to a gas station where it might well set off a conflagration that could kill hundreds).

Other folk, however, did not have every right to offer violence in “retribution” for that act of extinguishing a burning dumpster–that they lit on fire and were pushing toward that gas station. Being a free…

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Ivermectin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

I know I’m two months late here. Everyone’s already made up their mind and moved on to other things. But here’s my pitch: this is one of the most carefully-pored-over scientific issues of our time. Dozens of teams published studies saying ivermectin definitely worked.

Source: Ivermectin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

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Racist College Admissions And The Survival Of Western Civilization

Stately McDaniel Manor

Among the essential components of terminal wokeness is the certainty that all white people are racist, all Black people cannot possibly succeed on their own and merit is evil and must be abolished.  All of these insane, destructive beliefs have long come together in academia, which is desperate to live in that manufactured reality, as Newsmax.com reports:

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The Off-Guardian’s COVID Crib Sheet Presents the Facts

Lord Buckbeak

By Larry Johnson
Published September 26, 2021 at 8:15am – for TheGateWayPundit.com

TheOff-Guardian, a UK website, has published a wonderfully informed, detailed list of key facts you should understand about COVID. I am going to give you the reader’s digest version, buthere is the linkto read the whole thing. Please do.

PART I: “COVID DEATHS” & MORTALITY

1. The survival rate of “Covid” is over 99%.Government medical experts went out of their way to underline, from the beginning of the pandemic, thatthe vast majority of the population are not in any danger from Covid. . . .

2. There has been NO unusual excess mortality.The press has called 2020 the UK’s “deadliest year since world war two”, but this is misleading because it ignores the massive increase in the population since that time. A more reasonable statistical measure of mortality is Age-Standardised…

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