Sunday, December 21, 2014

Media Megaphone Contributed to the Brooklyn Cop Killing

First, thanks to a friend for compiling the antics of the NY Times in the month of August.

In the wake of the Brooklyn cop shooting, some are asking why? These people are simpletons, deluded citizens or naïve Eloi. People who can see and hear understand that this was revenge for the deaths of 400 pound Eric Garner and gentle giant, 300 pound Michael Brown. Blacks in America, avid media consumers, have been bombarded with images, reports and whatnot portraying the event in Ferguson, Missouri as if the KKK has come back for good, hunting down innocent, law abiding blacks. The enabling of anti-cop behavior in simple interactions as well as cover for protests that shouted for "dead cops" is on the leadership of the protests, the professional left and the media. At no time did they say those protests were overboard. This is the outcome of that environment. This is the power of the media.

How manufactured is this outrage, how culpable the media and how dangerous the outcome? Let us review the chronology and facts. Michael Brown was shot and killed on August 9th, 2014. One interview with one television reporter mentioned he had his hands up and said "don't shoot". This was shown to be a lie, but not before Benjamin Crump and professional agitators took that football and sprinted. This started a national craze of "hands up don't shoot", and the media brain trust in New York realized they had a new Emmitt Till, a new Trayvon Martin.

Benjamin Crump's handiwork

The New York Times, arbiter of narratives and what is good and true, jumped on this story immediately with an article citing the shooting on August 10th. That is immediate for a crime 1500 miles away from New York City involving a neighborhood cop and a nobody. They proceeded to flood readers, and therefore, other media entities with coverage and direction for follow up reports. The Times is the straw that stirs the drink. How many articles did they run on Michael Brown in August. They ran 106 between the 10th and 30th of August. If you do not believe me, here's the list.

08/10/14 Bosman and Fitzsimmons “police-say-mike-brown-was-killed-after-struggle-for-gun”
08/11/14 Storey  “Outrage Over Teenager's Death Erupts on Social Media”
08/11/14 Bosman and Goode “F.B.I. Steps In Amid Unrest After Police Kill Missouri Youth”
08/12/14 Bosman and Williams “Police Cite Threats in Deciding Not to Name Officer Who Shot Missouri Teenager”
08/12/14 Storey "Scenes of Chaos Unfold After a Peaceful Vigil in Ferguson”
08/12/14 Vega “Shooting Spurs Hashtag Effort on Stereotypes”
08/12/14 Fitzsimmons “Protests Near St. Louis, Seen on Social Media”
08/12/14 the NYT editorial Board convene for an opinion piece. “Racial History Behind the Ferguson Protests”
08/13/14 Blow Opinion article “Michael Brown and Black Men”
08/13/14 Bosman and Eckholm “Anonymity in Police Shooting Fuels Frustration"
08/14/14 Perlroth “Hackers’ Efforts to Identify Officer Create Turmoil”
08/14/14 Kennedy and Schuessler “Ferguson Images Evoke Civil Rights Era and Changing Visual Perceptions”
08/14/14 Vega “Vigils Planned Nationwide Over Ferguson Shooting”
08/14/14 Peters “Missouri Unrest Leaves the Right Torn Over Views on Law vs. Order”
08/14/14 Southall “Protest in Missouri at Police Killing of Teenager Is Chronicled on Social Media”
08/14/14 Beavers and Shank Opinion article “Get the Military Off of Main Street”   
08/14/14 Schwartz, Shear and Paulson "New Tack on Unrest Eases Tension in Missouri"
08/14/14 Nyhan "How Race Undermines Obama’s Bully Pulpit on Ferguson"
08/14/14 Blinder and Eligon "For Missouri Governor, Test at an Uneasy Time"
08/14/14 Bosman and Apuzzo "In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police"
08/14/14 the NYT editorial Board convene for an opinion piece. “The Search for Calm in Missouri”
08/15/14 Schmemann “The Scary, the Sad, and the Just Plain Bizarre"
08/15/14 Vega, Williams and Eckholm "Dueling Police Statements as Anger Rises in Missouri"
08/15/14 Bosman, Schwartz and Kovaleski "A Youth, an Officer and 2 Paths to a Fatal Encounter”
08/15/14 Blinder “Trooper Listens to, and Connects With, a Ferguson Torn by Violent Unrest"
08/15/14 Sisario "A Song Born When Pain Is Still Fresh”
08/15/14 Four readers letter each emotive and unbalanced, uninformed. Three try to link the events to the 1960s civil rights movement. One is written by a professor of social work at Columbia University. Investigation of these individuals would be interesting. "A Nation Shocked by Ferguson, Mo”
08/16/14 Bosman and Blinder "Missouri Orders Nightly Curfew to Quell Looting"
08/16/14 Dowd Opinion piece "Where’s the Justice at Justice?"
08/16/14 Bosman "Lack of Leadership and a Generational Split Hinder Protests in Ferguson"
08/16/14 Vega and Eligon "Deep Tensions Rise to Surface After Shooting"
08/17/14 Robles and Bosman "Missouri Shooting Victim Was Hit at Least 6 Times"
08/17/14 Blinder and Vega "Violence Flares After Appeals for Harmony"
08/17/14 Blow Opinion piece. "Frustration in Ferguson"
08/17/14 Carr "The View From #Ferguson"
08/17/14 Shear and Apuzzo "White House Efforts to Keep Peace Include Plan for a Justice Dept. Autopsy"
08/18/14 Southall "Social Media on Ferguson: Autopsy Reactions and Scenes of Unrest"
08/18/14 Hirschfield Davis "Calling for Calm in Ferguson, Obama Cites Need for Improved Race Relations"
08/18/14 Southall "Family of Michael Brown Says Autopsy Confirmed Witness Account"
08/18/14 Wines and Goode "Cities Rocked by Past Unrest Offer Lessons"
08/18/14 Davey, Eligon and Blinder "Missouri Tries Another Idea: Call In Guard"
08/19/14 Baker and Apuzzo "Shared Vision, Varying Styles"
08/19/14 Blinder and Santora "Man Killed by St. Louis Officers in Disturbance at Store"         
08/19/14 Mackey "Russia, Iran and Egypt Heckle U.S. About Tactics in Ferguson"
08/19/14 Edsall Opinion piece "Ferguson, Watts and a Dream Deferred"
08/19/14 Apuzzo "What Military Gear Your Local Police Department Bought"
08/19/14 Robles and Schmidt "Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit"
08/19/14 Herszenhorn "In Russia, Scenes From Ferguson Are Played as Nothing Shocking: It’s America"
08/19/14 Davey, Eligon and Blinder "Fitful Night in Ferguson as National Guard Arrives"
08/20/14 Manjoo (technology) "An Officer’s Eyes and Ears, Recording All"
08/20/14 Wines and Fitzsimmons "What Started as a Local Protest in Missouri Grows Into a Center of National Activism"
08/20/14 Davey and Vega "Tangle of Leadership Helps Fuel Chaos in Ferguson"
08/20/14 Eligon and Schmidt "Scrutiny on the Police Is Building in Ferguson"
08/20/14 Eligon "Anger, Hurt and Moments of Hope in Ferguson"
08/20/14 Robles "Lawman in Missouri Defends Objectivity"
08/20/14 Blinder and Robertson "As Tension Eases on Ferguson’s Streets, Focus Turns to Investigation"
08/20/14 Longman (sport) "A Young Player’s Achievements Resonate Beyond a Sport"
08/20/14 Blow Opinion piece "Constructing a Conversation on Race"
08/20/14 Gynbaum and Stewart "Mayor, Seeking Calm in Chokehold Case, Turns to Clergy"
08/20/14 the NYT editorial Board convene for an opinion piece. "A Fair Inquiry for Michael Brown"
08/21/14 Bosman, Apuzzo and Santora "National Guard Is Pulling Out of Ferguson as Tensions Ease"
08/21/14 Secret "With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap"
08/21/14 Sisario (business) "Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads"
08/21/14 Connelly "Poll Finds Racial Divide in Viewing Response to Ferguson Unrest"
08/21/14 Three opinion letter from readers. One a senator (Bernard Sanders) complaining about black youth’s crisis. One from a lawyer (Lou Horwitz) complaining that prosecuter Robert P. McCulloch should be removed as prosecutor because his father (a policeman) was killed by a black man, and that a blue-ribbon committee should be put in place to investigate racial inequities in black arrests (6x average pop). One from another lawyer (Paul Hudson) calling for police training to be changed to shoot to maim, and not kill.
08/21/14 Mendelberg and Butler "Obama Cares. Look at the Numbers."
08/21/14 Vega and Thee-Brenan "Poll Shows Broad Divisions Amid Missouri Turmoil"
08/21/14 Barro "Where Are the National Democrats on Ferguson?"
08/21/14 Robertson "Among Whites, Protests Stir a Range of Emotions and a Lot of Perplexity"
08/21/14 Barry "Police, Protesters and Reporters Form Uneasy Cast for Nightly Show in Ferguson"
08/22/14 Ryzik (Arts) "Keeping It Green, and Suitable for Ninja Turtles"
08/22/14 Barry "As Law Enforcement Presence Eases, ‘Small Gains’ Are Noted in Ferguson"
08/22/14 Medina "Despite Similar Shooting, Los Angeles’s ‘Bank of Trust’ Tempers Reaction"
08/22/14 Wines and Robles ‘Reasonable Fear’"
08/22/14 Schemann "A Grim Week of Executions and Racial Strife"
08/23/14 Schneider "Hundreds in Washington Protest Missouri Shooting"
08/23/14 Goodman "On Staten Island, Thousands Protest Police Tactics"
08/23/14 Robles "Dozens Rally for Officer in Ferguson Killing as $300,000 Is Raised Online"
08/23/14 Bosman and Goldstein "Timeline for a Body: 4 Hours in the Middle of a Ferguson Street"
08/23/14 Rhoden (Sport) "Putting Aside X’s and O’s to Ponder Life and Death"
08/23/14 Apuzzo and Schmidt "In Washington, Second Thoughts on Arming Police"
08/24/14 Barry "A Steady Voice Makes Itself Heard Above the Shouting"
08/24/14 Albert R. Hunt (Bloomberg view) "Racial Divide in U.S. Defies Easy Change"
08/24/14 Stewart and Horowiz "A Slimmed-Down Sharpton Savors an Expanded Profile"
08/24/14 Eligon "A Teenager Who Was Grappling With Problems and Promise"
08/24/14 Davey and Robles "Two Lives at Crossroads in Ferguson"
08/24/14 Blow Opinion piece "A Funeral in Ferguson"
08/24/14 Rich and Secret "Schools in the Ferguson Area Prepare for an Emotional, Delayed Opening Day"
08/25/14 Davey "Amid Mourning, Call for Change"
08/25/14 Jacobs (Arts) "TV’s Red Carpet Style, All Dressed Up in Cinema’s Glamour"
08/26/14 Chemerinsky Opinion piece "How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops"
08/26/14 Zinoman (Arts) "Purrs Like a Kitty Cat, Stings Like a Bee"
08/26/14 Opinion letters by two apparent randoms and one civil rights lawyer and a former executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union. "In New York and Ferguson, a Rush to Judgment"
08/26/14 Edsall "The Expanding World of Poverty Capitalism"
08/26/14 A.O.Scott (Movies) "Race Seen Through Viewfinders"
08/26/14 Davey and Schmidt "Recording May Capture Shots Fired at Teenager"
08/26/14 Robertson and Goldstein "In Aftermath of Missouri Protests, Skepticism About the Prospects for Change"
08/27/14 Bilton (Fashion) "Ferguson Reveals a Twitter Loop"
08/27/14 Kristoff "Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?"
08/27/14 Eligon "Black Ex-Police Chief Picked for Top Enforcement Post in Missouri"
08/28/14 Chozick "Clinton Praises Obama on Ferguson Response and Echoes Call for Inquiry"
08/30/14 Kristoff Opinion piece “When Whites Just Don’t Get It"
08/30/14 Davey "Getting Ferguson Majority to Show Its Clout at Polls"
08/30/14 Fernandez and Robertson "At Ferguson March, Call to Halt Traffic in Labor Day Highway Protest"
08/30/14 Martin "At Risk in Senate, Democrats Seek to Rally Blacks"
08/30/14 Wines "Are Police Bigoted?"

If you are wondering why the mid-August period was so critical and full of reports and positioning, that was the week of the Dr. Baden autopsy after the county's autopsy. As you can see, even after the autopsies revealed Brown was shot from the front and not execution style from the back as he was kneeling in prayer, the Times continued the narrative and shifted the conversation to political power, police tactics and the upcoming election. This is all within three weeks of the shooting. The media ran with this with no regard for the truth or evidence as more leaked out, agitating blacks to save the Senate for the Democrats. Channel that anger my black brothers and sisters into the ballot box, and magically, all of your problems will be fixed!

How do we know this is blatant bias and who/whom agitation for the Narrative? Let's talk about some other crimes. Let us just review some from August. August 7th: Adam Schrier was shot dead by two home intruders, and his wife and child were shot but survived. No mention in the New York Times; problem is Schrier was white and the intruders were black. August 10th: Scott Simerson died of injuries from an attack by four men on a playground in front of the children he was watching. No mention in the New York Times; problem is Simerson was white and the attackers were black. August 28th: Katelyn Beard was abducted and murdered. A suspect has been charged.  No mention in the New York Times; problem is Beard was white and the suspect that brought police to the body is black. August 30th: Ballard Reynolds was shot sitting in her car, execution style. No mention in the New York Times; problem is Reynolds was white and the suspects are black. These are all crimes with a black-white racial angle. I will not even touch other on other, but there are plenty. These happened in August. None received the megaphone treatment. Who/whom must fit the NY Times narrative.

Woven into the Michael Brown narrative is the cops hunting blacks narrative. This has received pushback from people with the statistics that most blacks killed by cops are in the act of a crime or shooting at cops themselves. Like the deserving vs. undeserving poor, there is some agency for those killed by cops. Grasping for anything, Nate Silver's 538 noted a "much higher" cops killing citizens body count. It is around 1500 annually (that's 10% of new HIV infections a year, Nate). Wow, Reuben Fischer-Baum, three people killed by cops a day in a nation of 315 million with millions of cop-citizen interactions a week. I dislike the militarization of cops, and their slow transformation into a standing army, but let us be frank about this cops hunting blacks idea. It isn't real.

What is real and unnoticed by the New York Times are cop deaths at the hands of blacks. Do you know Perry Renn or Jeffrey Westerfield? Those are two cops shot and killed by blacks this summer in Indiana. Closer to New York than Ferguson, somehow these cops' deaths did not make it to the Times pages. Adding insult to injury, the family of the accused killer of Renn said Renn did not have to get out of his car when he responded to the call. The black mind that doesn't think Brown or Garner had to follow cops orders thinks cops should think of random possibilities and stay in their cars. Indianapolis has had two cops killed in the last 18 months; the prior death was similar to these two. All three cops were answering domestic violence calls. The police take their lumps, but that does not fit the who/whom. See, cops, magically turned white by the blue uniform, are racist killers from Ferguson to Boston per the protest signs in Beantown. These deaths do not make the national media.

We have an entire media machine geared up to push blacks into voting "D" in November. That does not save the Democrats at the polls. The Ferguson grand jury follows facts and does not indict. The media slobbers over a night of looting and burning down stores in Ferguson, MO. Forget the black youths who hammered a white man to death at the "wrong place at the wrong time" right after the Ferguson riots. Collateral damage. Activists set up protests around America still sticking to the "hands up, don't shoot" line despite evidence showing the opposite. That evidence was even slowly explained on national news, but throw it out, the narrative must remain. New York protests even shout for "Dead Cops". The media does not tsk-tsk this, and lets it carry on for weeks.

Now we have two NYPD cops shot while sitting in their squad cars. The shooter was obviously motivated to avenge the angelic, obese duo of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. That is documented through the shooter's social media accounts. This is the media's making. This is their demonic spawn. They will try to walk away, but could a nationwide campaign to incite black anger at the police be to blame or am I reaching? The media did try to pin the Gabby Giffords shooting on Sarah Palin over one website. We later found out the shooter was a whack job, Obama supporter. What is one website compared to 106 articles in the New York Times in one month alone? It is nothing. Slavery ended 150 years ago, but it is still considered so powerful as a legacy and message it messes with the minds of modern blacks to affect their grades and SAT scores. What effect does the megaphone have on blacks? Could it incite them to murder if the megaphone is mishandled? Yes.

I do not want to see the media sued into oblivion. I do not want a Journ-o-caust, yet. I want the media to do what Ezra Klein wrote Sarah Palin should have done. Simply admit that they contributed to this by creating a toxic environment, fueling the fire already present between the cops who restore order and the specific demographic prone to disorder in our cities. Admit culpability to at least that. I'm not an ideologue that views black and cops and assigns specific good and bad. I'm not a blind libertarian who is twisted enough to "heh" at these cops' executions. The media cannot admit their part in this because then their part in slanting everything else would be game. We all should be in search of good governance and positive policies. With entities like our modern mass media and the psychopathic liars at the helm of large media properties, good governance is impossible. Let us bypass them and create new institutions with that in mind. Not eyeballs, not clicks, not a narrative, just the truth.

Friday, December 19, 2014

How Quickly Progs Forget

While progressive Millenial whites are the only humans besides blacks thinking these anti-police protests are really important (MSNBC = humanoid), the libertarians are using it as a way to spotlight to the masses the militarization of police that they have harped on for years. The progressives though are terribly hypocritical. These silly protests about Eric Garner, Michael Brown and #BlackLivesMatter seem to be small in nature despite national media attention. They are also laughably segregated in nature, too. The big focus is on heavy handed police actions, police brutality and the uproar over our militarized police. Some protests have even been in Boston, Massachusetts. Let's look at some pictures of these. Let's review the pictures that inspired purse clenching and gasping by progressives.

Proper response to a riot of hundreds of people
These were heavily armed cops to control a riot of hundreds of people who threatened mass violence. This inspired tears from progressives and protests.

50 people tops?

"From Boston to Ferguson, cops are racist murderers"

Hey, anyone remember the environment in Massachusetts after the Marathon bombing? The city was on curfew and shut down. The police had gun fights in the streets with the bombing brothers. The police rolled armored vehicles through the streets. The police suited up in heavy gear. The curfew was lifted. When it was lifted, they found the surviving brother bleeding under a boat in someone's backyard.

This was all to catch two guys

Wow, so normal looking

Friendly neighborhood cop
Friendly neighborhood cop 18 wheeler
Let's also look at pictures of Massachusetts citizens applauding the police in April of 2013. This picture was from a friend who worked for a unit that responded to the bomber brother crisis.

"Bawstawn Strong!"

What better proof of the hypocrisy than seeing the liberals of Massachusetts line the streets and cheer on the cops. Let's check out some video. Look at the :30 mark to 1:30 for the crowds roaring for the MRAPs.

Massachusetts is ground zero for progressives. Progressives applauded the insane response and capture of two men. They applauded the SWAT teams, the armored vehicles, the city wide lockdown and the gunfights in the streets. Protesting for Michael Brown is idiotic considering the forensic evidence, but Eric Garner did die because of the world the progressives have helped create. Cigarette taxes, illegal sales, checking for any warrants at all times, blacks not complying with simple police arrests, police using aggressive take down methods; these are all progressive enabled. Don't protest just because this time the blade clipped one of your coalition members.
You asked for this police state.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Progressives Not Complaining About the Heisman Anymore

The sports pages read like any other section of the paper now with the pushing of approved narratives in between box scores and game recaps. Ray Rice picked the wrong year to punch his wife. Adrian Peterson picked the wrong year to beat his kid with a switch. In another year, they would have returned to the field. In War on Women progressive hysteria, they are sitting at home, suspended without pay. We know this because there are players playing today who did far worse off the field. A common refrain in the 2000s was that the Heisman trophy had become a quarterbacks award. This peaked in 2009, as sports media was a bit worried that, gosh, it would go to Colt McCoy, quarterback of the University of Texas. The complaints have died down. Why might that have changed? Let's take a look at winners.

Here are the quarterbacks who won the Heisman from 2000-2008. Rather than post pictures, I'll break it down by race.

white, white, white, white, white, black, white, white (dash of American Indian)

In 2009, a running back won the award, breaking the streak. A new streak started though of quarterbacks winning the award in 2010, and it is ongoing with the win last weekend by Marcus Mariota.

Here are the quarterbacks who won the Heisman from 2010 to this year. Once again, let's break it down by race.

black, black, white, black, mixed white-polynesian

Notice anything different? The media, including pre-game show hosts now do not care if the winner is a quarterback because the winning quarterbacks look a bit different. For some odd reason, the Heisman going to running backs only between 1972 and 1983 was not a problem (all blacks and one white). Starting in the '80s, the college game developed better passing offenses that put up staggering numbers, and voters took notice. A further shift has occurred where teams have transitioned more to "spread offenses". Some spread offenses are "option read" that often employ a quarterback who has the option to run but starts from a shotgun position.

In essence, they brought the old option back but in a passing formation. The option read spread offense values a different skill set than pure passing spread offenses. Quarterbacks needed to run more in these new offenses, and because of diluted defensive talent, the running quarterback is more effective in the college game. To use a progressive buzzword, these offenses are more inclusive. This allows for the "general" of the offense to look a little different and rack up amazing numbers. If their team has a tremendous season, the voters will want to reward who they think has been the key to that contender's situation. Thankfully now for progressive sports reporters, they can vote for quarterbacks without feeling any pangs of white guilt.
Cross posted at SWPL Sports Review

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Political Ends of the UVa Hoax + Renda

First, to catch up to speed: here's the big post connecting Erdely and Renda, how Jackie's tale echoes Renda's Senate testimony about Jenna, and Emily Renda's two years visiting the White House. Now to tie the politics behind it all.

The UVa rape scandal has now turned into a media hoax scandal. This has not changed the UVa president's determination to punish fraternities. Fraternities are still under her thumb for now, despite the cause of her actions being revealed as a lie. The finger pointing on the media-activist side is flaring up, as "Jackie", Sabrina Erdely and Emily Renda all take turns distancing themselves from each other and throwing each other under the bus. Erdely is in hiding or re-reporting. "Jackie" is being Jackie. What is Emily Renda up to? She is project coordinator for the Vice President of student affairs at UVa. Sounds benign. There is also one gigantic role that the media has glossed over whenever they have reported on Renda and her connection to the story. Emily Renda is the subcommittee chair of the "prevention" division of the Virginia Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. The UVa rape story is a perfect illustration of the way politics works in America. Academia creates, the media pimps, and eventually the public supports what credentialed, unelected officials recommend to legislatures and regulators.

Renda center in grey

Let's follow the ball like the old Schoolhouse Rock "I'm just a bill". Academics like gender studies professors want funding. They also want to program our young daughters into good little careerists who vote Democrat all of the time. They can turn sex into a horrible event that can make nearly everything rape. How do we slant the field away from a neutral field towards the progressive allies. Let's criminalize sexual interaction. How do we do this? First we need academics to have ideas. They need to build institutions and campus resources to suck in young women who are in search of power and those who have been truly victimized (some maybe maybe not). Take young Emily Renda. Something happened to her that she considered rape. She enters women's groups, activities, and she catches professors' eyes. She might also be a bit hungry for power or to prove her progressive virtue. The academics can fill her head with their ideas to then speak when properly called upon, and the ideas are more convincing from a victim than an angry, lesbian Women's Studies professor. These academics and the grievance group connections can send little Emily to the White House where she can network, can be awed by the prestige and power of Capitol Hill, and most importantly, get her message broadcast to people with power. The victim can become the ruler! This is just the first step where academia plants the seeds and selects its spokesperson. The next step is important.

She even spoke at the signing

How do you and me find out about anything? The media; they select and decide what becomes a story. A person is killed every 30 minutes in America, but the New York Times decided you needed to know about Michael Brown. After her White House visits, Emily Renda is interning for the UVa president. Classes were a sideshow, right? Emily Renda spoke on campus, wrote in her school paper and was published by the Huffington Post. From there, young Renda gets invited to testify before the US Senate. She tells her story. She tells the story about "Jenna", who sounds a lot like "Jackie". Renda goes from intern for the UVa president to working as project coordinator for the Vice President of Student Affairs. Renda's warnings about this campus rape problem are now documented with the Senate, the White House knows about her and even HuffPo has published her tale. How do we get to the next step? Some people are pushing back on this rape talk. It's a slight road bump, if the media has something big to persuade the massses.

The media did have something "big", they always do. This is why Sabrina Erdely meeting "Jackie" through Renda in the summer matters. As Renda is testifying in front of the Senate, Erdely is just searching for the right school for her big expose. She just happens to get in touch with Renda, who introduces her to "Jackie". As Sabrina Erdely is crafting her story and talking to Jackie, Emily Renda is appointed to the Virginia Governor's Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. Look at the pictures of McAuliffe signing the task force commission. Renda is just over his shoulder. That is in August. The big expose comes out in November. There is shock and horror at such a vicious crime, not just from gullible progressives with biases but by normies. Notice how the media has reported Lena Dunham, Kesha and Lady Gaga all claiming they were sexually assaulted. The Bill Cosby story broke now of all years. Joe Six pack and Jane SUV hear about the Rolling Stone story secondhand from news reports that discuss the Rolling Stone article and just give bullet points. They see reports of angry young women on campus. They see celebs claiming past rapes. They start to think of how awful this is and that something must be done. We have strict rape laws and rape is actually down now compared to 1990. The nice lady journalist told me there is no radical feminist organizations on the UVa campus and that resources for rape reporting are deficient. Something must be done, but what?

Lucky for them, Emily Renda is on the governor's task force. Lucky for them, Emily Renda testified before Congress with some solutions to this dire problem that the public can be whipped into hysteria about for the moment. The governor's task force will deliver its recommendations in June of 2015. Anyone want to bet against me that the task force will make recommendations that line up with her Senate testimony recommendations? From her Senate testimony, she wanted federal oversight and "forced" re-allocations of funds. Taxpayer money to progressive programs.  If you think a governor's task force does not have far reaching effects, read up on the 1986 California Task Force on Self-Esteem. That task force overrode some of the evidence proposed, and took a different path that looks familiar to us in 2014.

"Self-esteem is the likeliest candidate for a social vaccine, something that empowers us to live responsibly and that inoculates us against the lures of crime, violence, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, child abuse, chronic welfare dependency, and educational failure. The lack of self-esteem is central to most personal and social ills plaguing our state and nation."
If you are looking for the origin of participation trophies and the snowflake Millenial generation's thin skinned behavior, look at that task force. It changed how California approached children from a social and educational standpoint. That point of view spread across the nation. We are dealing with the damage of that task force thirty years later. The Virginia task force on combating campus sexual violence will give the Virginia governor a guide for a new approach. This might, and most likely will, become new laws. If not laws, it might allow campuses to become grey zones where due process and individual rights are hampered all in the name of progressive ideas.

This is how it works. Read Moldbug. This is the cathedral in action. Academia creates -> media broadcasts -> laws and regulations passed. Are academics elected? No. Are they protected by tenure? Yes. Are media members elected? No. Are the protected by the first amendment and never fired no matter how consistently wrong? Yes. Is this task force elected? No. Is it a council that will recommend the governor and legislature? Yes. You have no say in any of those pieces coming together, and how incredibly convenient it is that academia and the media both lean +90% democrat (cutting edge progressive). This task force is staffed not just by activist Renda but by other academics. Is there a single voice for accused young men available? You have no voice here, the progressives stacked the deck.
Emily Renda has a conflict here. She is involved in a hoax perpetrated by "Jackie" or by Sabrina Erdely. She has supported the pro-narrative view in an NPR interview despite the truth leaking out. Please note that at each turn, each mention by the media of Emily Renda during this UVa rape viral piece and the subsequent truth pushback, no one mentions her role on the governor's task force. The media is protecting her by omitting her deeper involvement with a current governor's task force. This is an obvious conflict and shows that she has a biased point of view to be part of any recommendations to the governor of Virginia. She should resign from the commission. We all know the controlling powers will find a new Emily Renda, spitting the same academic jargon because 90% of academia is progressive, but at least they will not have been involved in a horrible hoax. Renda is a soldier and a vessel to carry their progressive policies to campuses across America.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How Many White House Visits for Emily Renda?

How many times has Emily Renda gone to the White House? With this many visits, did anyone in Washington put her in touch with Sabrina Erdely? Did Erdely even consider any other colleges when she had this wonderful source just waiting in the wings to hook her up? Probably not. Wait for the pay off picture at the bottom. This sounds like an orchestrated media narrative to become policy not just in Virginia, but around America.

Here's an Instagram picture from 22 months ago about some student rape awareness designation thing.
A photo posted by @emrenda on

That is the first in a series, because here she is nine months ago saying she is back in the White House to help design a website. The fixer for the Rolling Stone article was involved with White House web design.

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Then there is an April picture about a data jam for preventing sexual assault. I have to be honest, the Millenial jargon is lame to read on presidential programs.

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Later in April, she appears at the White House. She took a picture of Joe Biden talking, but this one of her is better.

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Now here is the one that should make her nervous.

She is now a member of the Governor's Task Force on Sexual Assault. Does anyone outside of progressive circles want this Jackie-RollingStone-Erdely fixer involved with a task force that will most likely make recommendations to the governor of Virginia that will become regulations or law??? Her words do the talking, but that is her in September of 2014. She swore an oath to uphold the US and Virginia constitutions while discussing sexual assault prevention and response strategies. Yikes. Ahem, her testimony to the Senate might not be a problem, but it would be a shame if she has broken any oaths since the story broke in November.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Why Would China Announce Their Gold Reserves?

Most of the international financial press was waiting on a Chinese announcement about their gold holdings. I fully expected it as well since it has been five years since the last announcement. It has not happened. This is during a year where China has not increased their Treasury holdings. This is during a year where more financial warfare talk has happened, and Russia has been open about gold purchases. There have been multiple global conferences with big economic talk and symbolic picture arrangement. Why would China stay mum? China staying silent actually helps their accumulation of gold and set up for the final reveal.

China has financial problems just like everyone else. They have some advantages. They also are a player in the current set up that shifts currency their way. The Chinese have been on a buying spree, securing resource producers, building the "string of pearls" concept and buying gold and oil. The entire "Money to Africa" play is about gobbling up resources and doing so that does not come with the progressive belief buffet from the US State Department. Their UST holdings have been flat for over a year. Shanghai keeps importing gold by roughly one hundred of tonnes a month, but unless there is a private intermediary, those are private consumption numbers. The numbers are giant, and if you include that China does not export its own gold production, they, along with Russia and some gold purchasers, are sucking in nearly all available gold. The FED and US banking cartel wants gold cheap to keep the peasants sedate and kill any alternative to the dollar. China wants gold cheap to buy more.

This is why they have been keeping quiet about their gold total. When they announced their gold holdings in spring of 2009, that combined with QE and the FED balance sheet expansion, sparked a rise in gold from $900+/- to $1200 by the fall. This was just after announcing their gold holdings crossed 1000 tonnes. Some writers question if 1000 was even the true number then. Chinese officials have mentioned 8500 tonnes as a target. If that is the case, why would they want to announce a massive jump from 1000 tonnes to say 2000, 3000 or even 4000? That announcement could set off another jump in the gold price, making all future purchases more expensive. This also hurts them as Chinese firms have been buying stakes in gold producers. A lower gold price depresses their value, and it also forces some gold producers to either sell off more marginal mines or seek capital. The Chinese can provide capital. Worst case scenario would be a gold reserve holdings announcement setting into motion a dollar crisis before they were ready.

The Chinese also want a slower bleed out of the US. A slower bleed that allows use of the current system (which favors China) to remain in place gives them more time to accumulate gold, set up Shanghai and position themselves better for whatever shake up and new order is created. What happens if the current order is dismantled, and the Chinese declare they have 6000 or even 10,000 tonnes of gold? America would then be forced to audit their gold holdings to prove they are an equal correct? Global embarrassment time. Most government numbers have an element to phony to them, and PRC and USG are both maestros of the art. It makes sense to our Western minds to announce, show some cards and play on. The problem is the Chinese are tackling problems differently. The South China Sea island dispute melted away when the Chinese decided to build their own island. There can be no dispute if they build the island. That must have been on page 104 of Sun-Tzu's "The Art of War". As far as gold, China has no reason to announce their holdings. They just have to accumulate, wait and watch.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rapes that the NY Times Avoids: Terry Bean

The press has been avoiding the rape accusations involving Terry Bean. Conservative leaning press outlets have noticed the mainstream press avoiding Bean's arrest, but the New York Times still has not written a thing about it. The conserva-media has harped on his status as a bundler for Obama. Obama thanked him, and even let him on Air Force One. Bundler means they collect massive amounts of donations for a specific campaign. Few have focused on how intricately linked he is to the entire gay rights movement. In a reversal of the gays just want to get married and adopt kids meme, Bean is accused of being the very predator that the media tells us is a horrible, false stereotype. His history is why the NY Times and big media avoid this story.

Bean does not shy from his political past. His Wikipedia page as well as his own political site mentions his founding of the gay Rights National Lobby and the Human Rights Campaign Fund. I wrote about the founding of the HRC, and how even in 1982, they were working on Walter Mondale. Bean was focused on fundraising. He would carry this over to push money to Bill Clinton in the 1992 campaign. Bean understood the importance of money in gaining a candidate's attention. Dukakis turned HRC money away in 1988 despite being cash strapped. The Human Rights program is a wonderful trick to make lower information people think this is about human rights like Amnesty International or political prisoners in third world countries, but it is just gay rights. The equals symbol should have been a hint, but is still rather tame compared to what social justice warriors wear on their sleeves now. Bean helped create all of that. The New York Times is not covering it, but gay media certainly is covering one of their heroes.

Bean's primary focus now is money, but how did he get his money? Bean is from a family of real estate investors. Here is their website, which reveals they target undervalued properties for rental. What does that mean? Well go to Rate My Apartment and type in newer acquisitions like Timbertree in Phoenix, Arizona, Copper Ridge in Albuquerque, NM, Allanza or Diamond Vista, in Las Vegas, NV. Those are subjective and can be gamed, but a lot of 2 stars out of 5 locations for Mr. Bean. Bean is a member of the group that benefited from the FIRE economy's growth.  Some of his investments were near the bubble peak in RE and in recent years. Those rising rents the media reports on in our sluggish economy are going to his pocket from the peasants. From the reviews of his properties, it does not appear he is fixing them up or offering superior service. The rentier class benefits, but hey, Mr. Bean just wants to see gays get some rights. Pay no attention to economic motives he may have for a president that has protected the moneyed elites and FIRE economy. Mr. Bean the absentee landlord investor is more like Mr. Potter.

The media could not be bothered with looking into any of this. They have done this before with him. When Bean has come up in the past, the media focus is laser like on simple arguments. Bean was incorrectly labeled a gay porn mogul in 2012 by the NY Post when Obama was thanking Bean publicly for his work and money. The HuffPo defense of Bean explains how Bean just managed the money of a dead gay porn producer. The weird thing is no one bothered to point out the comedy and disgust of money earned from gay porn being a large source of charitable donations to gay and HIV groups. How many large donors and charity maestros are close friends with porn producers and handle their estates? How many get busted for sodomizing 15 year olds with their boyfriends?

Moral relativists would say we all do this, but I'm struggling to find a bundler on the Open Secrets website accused of the rape of a 15 year old. Who/Whom, what fits the Narrative and what helps the progressive side are what matter. This cannot be reported by the Gospel that is the New York Times. God forbid, the Times readers might read one bad thing about gay men in the Times and start thinking that those flyover dolts have something to their arguments. Next thing you know people will look at the recent, giant surveys showing gay men make up 3% of men tops and wonder why more than 3% of male child molesters are gay. We could not have that or else Hollywood would have to produce a new prime time comedy, "Gays! They're Just Like Us!". Note that Bean is a bundler just like the conserva-media wants to push. This is not just about money but the message. Do note that Bean has been intricately tied to the creation of the LGBT rights machine since its inception. As the GOP establishment begins its embrace of Human Rights Campaign talking points, they are embracing the ideas and desire of a sexual predator. Big media cannot mention Bean because of his deep ties. The rot comes from the top but the managerial class will do its best to keep the stink off of page one.