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Only 1 person was killed in the January 6 riot

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Ashli Babbitt, the slain unarmed white demonstrator on January 6, was murdered without even a verbal warning by a capitol security officer, special agent. A police shooting of an unarmed protestor.
No public outrage? She was a 14-year military veteran whose worst offense that day was trespassing and not a lifelong criminal like George Floyd. No investigation? Who read her Miranda rights or warned her, “Stop or I’ll shoot!”?
Crickets from the media!

Where’s the justice for Ashli? Did her white skin make her fair game? She wasn’t armed nor even wielding a stick or stone. She wasn’t yelling nor angry in appearance. She was following the urging of others to enter the opening in the door. If anyone deserves public sympathy for being an innocent participant it would have to be her. But no, she has no marchers, sign makers, slogan writers, nor righteously outraged champions.

Set the record straight

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The riots on January 6 were not Trump inspired nor was it a “murderous mob.”
They were led by paid instigators who had been organized, supplied, supported and unleashed so as to prejudice the country against Trump. And it worked. Damn shame, but it did. Now the mainstream media and leftist politicians including our president are telling us repeatedly that this was the “worst domestic terror since the Civil War,” notable omission of 9-11. They want you to think that Jan. 6 was the all-time low of conservative politics. But it wasn’t conservatives who did the harm. Rioters did harm, but they were mercenaries, not conservative demonstrators.

10,600 to 1, and the 1 wins? 

10,600 violent protests in 2020 but only January 6 is complained about! Two people died in connection with the Capitol riot. One was the unarmed white woman murdered by the Capitol security officer. The other was a police officer who died from unrelated causes two days later. But the media lied and said he was mortally injured by rioters. Not true. In 2020-21 there have been murders, beatings of innocents, looting, destruction, vandalism, attacks on police, fires, violent takeovers of cities, invasion of quiet neighborhoods in the name of race and yet no outrage in the leftist media or politicians. What kind of people are OK with releasing violent criminals from jail, bailing them out (Kamala Harris did this), and unleashing domestic terror everywhere? You’ve got to be a special kind of low life to not be outraged by that. So, it’s not killing and hatred and destruction they oppose, instead it is what, Trumpism? Is there such a thing? .

Many people think the police (even the black cops) are out to get blacks 

In 2020 there were 37 unarmed white people killed and 26 unarmed blacks killed by police in the USA. Surprised the number is so small? Most people are. In an early May 2021 poll of 2,000 likely voters; Biden voters were much less likely to estimate the correct quantity of police killings. Only 25% of them estimated a low number. Many thought it was in the hundreds or thousands. Among Trump voters the accuracy was only around 40%. But if you listen to mainstream media you’d have to believe that police killings occur every day and mostly among blacks. Not True!

Criminals George Floyd and a few others died at the hands of police but where’s the outrage over the 37 whites killed by police, compared to 26 blacks killed by police last year? It is not there. How come when 8 people were killed by a deranged white murderer claiming “sex addiction” only 6 of them were mourned because they were Asian. And this sparked huge protests and bills in Congress about Asian hate crimes. What about the 2 other victims? I suppose he didn’t “hate” them? Worse yet, where’s the outrage over the hundreds of blacks killed annually by other blacks?

Black people comprise about 13% of the US population and yet they commit 52% of the murders. Granted this is being done by the worst among them, just as white crime is done by the worst whites. If you were in charge of reducing violent crime what would you do? Wouldn’t you focus on the bad actors among the 13%?

I’m sick of the black racists accusing police and others of “systemic racism”, “white supremacy” and a lack of fairness! Let’s stop giving air time or press coverage to hate mongers like Al Sharpton, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, AOC and her sycophants known as the Squad. Angry Tlaib, Pressley, Omar, Beto O’Rourke and whoever else follows this hate culture needs to be ignored and shamed for their propaganda crimes and incitement of violence. Words matter and their words have incited riots, real riots with guns, Molotov cocktail bombs, looting and murders.

This isn’t about race. This is about integrity.

Black skin doesn’t make you good or bad, your culture and choices do. White skin doesn’t make you a racist, your culture and choices do. Your attitude is a choice. Once you are an adult you are responsible for your attitude as well as your actions, no matter what color skin you wear. You can claim prejudice, disenfranchisement, marginalization, discrimination, lack of privilege, poverty, domestic abuse, bullies, crime or all of the above as the reason for your actions, but…YOU are still responsible. You choose whether to break the pattern. You choose to either become bitter or  better.

Blacks, Asians, Whites, Latinos and all races have risen above the many limits described above. They have ascended to the highest positions in government, business, media, entertainment, sports, education, literature, science and art. Race doesn’t determine your achievement. It only determines your starting point. Same as physical limitations, if you are short, basketball isn’t your best sport. If you are missing some limbs then wrestling or gymnastics might not be on the table. If you are blind, deaf, female and abandoned as Helen Keller was, that’s your starting point. Not your destiny.

I’m so sick of racial politics! The human race is the only noteworthy one. Let the racism go. Stop measuring it, reporting on it, and writing about it. Write about people not labels or categories.

Ashli Babbitt died without deserving to be shot. The special agent may have acted out of fear rather than anger. I don’t know but I do know that the color of their skin doesn’t matter.

 

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Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is an Executive MBA Professor, Author of 21 books, Hall of Fame Professional Speaker, Top 1% TEDx video (2.4 million views), US Army veteran, Singer/Songwriter, and Lifelong Motorcyclist. He is known as "Your Virtual VP" for his Advisory/Mentor work with organizations worldwide. Based in Texas...and proud of it!



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What’s This Fuss About Conservatives Not Joining the Left in Cheering for Ukraine?

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At first glance, most of us thought Russia was out of line invading Ukraine. But then some leading conservatives started questioning things. They got sick of the Democratic-controlled government and MSM whitewashing history and not explaining to the American public how the war came about. We just got out of three years of COVID-19 misinformation, so bad that it probably led to the needless deaths of conservatives overreacting in disgust to the misinformation, so we’re highly skeptical right now of being told how to think. 

 

But the MSM then turned the right’s skepticism around on them and made them look like they supported Russian President Vladimir Putin, which is something completely different. They cherry picked statements by conservative leaders in order to do this.

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In a segment entitled, “Our leaders are lying about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and it’s insulting,”  top conservative Tucker Carlson said, “They’re forcing the entire American population to mouth childish slogans about good versus evil. It’s insulting, but worse, it’s not helpful.” 

 

He suggested looking to leading UK conservative Nigel Farage to understand the skepticism. Farage warned eight years ago not to provoke Putin, “the moral of the story is if you poke the Russian bear with a stick, don’t be surprised when he reacts.” Farage criticized the European Union’s expansion — and why not, conservatives have warned against a one-world government for years. He said encouraging Ukraine to join NATO, combined with NATO conducting joint exercises in Ukraine, needlessly provoked Putin. Bombing Libya —which many believe was a mistake now — and arming the rebels in Syria exacerbated the pressure. Farage pointed out the moral relativity involved, it’s not all black and white, “in the war against Islamic extremism, Vladimir Putin … is actually on our side.” 

The Biden administration has been a disaster so far, from the bloody withdrawal from Afghanistan to record inflation and now the Russia-Ukraine war. So Democrat hacks are desperately spinning to look good, forced to defend their actions under President Barack Obama that deliberately antagonized Putin, bringing this on. They’re spinning Carlson’s remarks, especially his obviously sarcastic ones, into making him look like he supports Putin, which isn’t accurate. And they conveniently leave out the fact the Democrats stand to benefit financially from a war in Ukraine. 

 

So far, the Biden administration is doing almost exactly what Carlson advises (Carlson merely seems a little more hesitant about some of the sanctions)  — not getting involved militarily to stop Putin, since the ramifications could drag us into another Vietnam War, or at best, another Iraq War.

 

Sen. Rand Paul was criticized for questioning giving Ukraine financial aid, but that’s because he’s one of the biggest fiscal hawks in Congress, concerned about “taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries and find baby formula.” Trump said the invasion was “genius,” but that’s not the same as agreeing with it. 

 

A lot of the quibbling gets into the minutiae. Some on the right point out that Ukraine is not a democracy, then get slammed for pointing that out as if they’re on Russia’s side. Well according to ratings and rankings of how democratic countries are, Ukraine’s scores are mediocre. The  Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2021 rankings place Ukraine at 86th in the world, tied with Mexico, in a section of countries described as “hybrid regimes” due to their authoritarian leanings. Russia is ranked 124, in the authoritarian section.

 

Where is the questioning of the left’s motives? They jeered at the right for many years for being too interventionist, accused conservatives of trying to make the U.S. the world’s police. Now they’re doing exactly what they accused us of with a straight face; they’ve become more interventionist than the right. Biden said Putin is a war criminal who needs to be removed from office. So where were they defending the U.S. in Vietnam and Iraq? 

 

It’s surreal watching them condemn the type of statements some on the right are saying that they themselves said about Vietnam. Former Hawaiian Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a conservative Democrat, has been slammed for asking on Carlson’s show, “Are we prepared to see our loved ones burn alive in a nuclear holocaust in a war with Russia over Ukraine?”

 

Evangelicals, who generally represent the conservative base, support Ukraine over Russia in similar numbers to the general population. This is more evidence some of our conservative leaders are deliberately being misinterpreted by the MSM.

 

Amost no one supports Russian troops murdering thousands of Ukrainians. It all comes down to the Democrats cleverly twisting the words of prominent Republicans. During CPAC this year, a plane flew overhead with a banner stating “Putin Welcomes CPAC to Orlando.” Tellingly, it didn’t come from the right; a Democratic political action committee paid for the banner in order to spin the false mantra. 

 

The Democrats are attacking the right for doing what we do, fully analyzing all aspects of a political issue. Unlike them, we value the freedom to think for ourselves and do not enjoy being told by the government and MSM how to think monolithically. 

 

Look at our conflicted history with Afghanistan. The U.S. supported the mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan in the 1980s against the Soviet Union, which enabled the Taliban takeover in the 1990s. But that switched after 9/11, and we worked with NATO and the Northern Alliance to topple the Taliban regime in 2001.  

 

The Democrats are trying to deflect from the fact Putin is not afraid of Biden, so Biden is ineffective at bringing the war to a close. Many believe if Trump had been in office, Putin would have never dared to invade Ukraine. They had “detente,” a word the MSM will never bring up now, but what effectively worked under President Ronald Reagan in dealing with the Soviets. Putin held a begrudging respect toward Trump, and was secretly terrified that if he pushed him too hard, Trump would hit back hard. The real question people should be asking is why have the Democrats decided to do a 180 on interventionism for this war. 

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Academic Underachievement As a Permanent Condition

Academic achievement occurs through individual effort: One boy and one girl after another rising above

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On the state and local level, as decisions are made about how and in what form we will educate the nation’s children, an age-old issue remains. The underlying causes of income inequality and civil unrest likely has less to do with media-inflamed coverage and more to do with a lingering issue that few people want to earnestly discuss: educational disparity.

In virtually every U.S. school system, the disparity year after year, decade after decade, and even longer, in mathematics competency, reading proficiency, test scores, honor roll status, and graduation rates, between African American students and other students is disturbing.

A Disturbing Reality

Here in the third decade of the third millennium, with a male African American high school dropout rate at 40% across the U.S., can anyone view the situation optimistically? Any responsible American would understandably be concerned.

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As Eric Hanushek, who is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, exclaimed “It’s remarkable.” Following his extensive analysis of the situation, he remarked, “I knew that the gap hadn’t been closing too much, but when I actually looked at the data I was myself surprised.”

In one community after another, and one school system after another, when strenuous efforts to bridge the gap do not bear fruit, invariably someone yells “foul,” as if some grand conspiracy is occurring and a magic wand, yet to be waved, could suddenly redress all. And, as if hard-working, dedicated teachers are not attempting their utmost for each of their students.

An Undesired Path

Consider the school system in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina. This locale, deemed, “The southern part of heaven,” by a variety of writers, is among the most progressive in the United States. The teachers and educators here have a vested interest in demonstrating that their school system, beyond all others, can succeed in the vital area of closing achievement gaps between whites and minorities.

Nevertheless, year in and year out the gap remains. So, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education becomes primed to try anything! Another in an endless line of supposed “fixes” was to eliminate the advanced math classes in the middle schools and to lump all non-pre-algebra students together, with similar plans to eliminate other advanced classes such as in language arts.

Just as you cannot easily erect a sound building on quicksand, and you cannot expect to solve a decades-old problem by starting with a shaky foundation. Taking a lowest common denominator approach to developing school curriculum has never consistently worked, anywhere. It frustrates the students and dramatically increases a teacher’s burden – all such students must then be taught at individual learning speeds. Do you know any superhuman teachers? If so, could you afford them?

Face the Real Issues

Permanently closing the academic gap between underachieving students and the rest of the student population requires addressing reality – airing the truth about the disparity – not resorting to politically “correct” psychobabble and curricula finagling for another ten years, and then another ten, and then another.

This disparity encompasses such issues as the number of hours the television is on in given households, family or parental encouragement for completing homework assignments, a regular workspace, and established hours for studying in a quiet environment, among other factors.

Until solid analysis, exploration, and programs that address these issues are undertaken, no amount of wrangling with classes will prove to be the “winning formula.” And, school boards will have no chance of effectively addressing the continuing problem of poor academic performance among student groups.

In Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story The Sign of Four, detective Sherlock Holmes says, “…When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” The schools in U.S. communities routinely exhaust talented teachers with a task that cannot be solved by them, nor is it theirs to solve.

Students Eager to Learn

However improbable to those who wish to pretend otherwise, academic achievement occurs through individual effort: One boy and one girl after another rising above and cracking the books, then coming to class as serious students, eager to learn, and primed to excel. Such achievement is not likely to occur any other way.

Otherwise, expect that income inequality and civil unrest will continue for decades into the 21st century.

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