This good morning, after breakfast and a shower, I was browsing the Memeorandum trends looking for topics to write about, when this one popped up:

Why the white working class votes against itself

When you see a headline like that, you know it’s either at the New York Times or at the Washington Post; sure enough, it’s the WaPo.

It starts by asking,

Why did all those Economically Anxious™ Trump voters reject policies that would have helped relieve their economic anxiety?

The headline and the opening sentence are based on the following premises:

a. The white

b. working class

c. doesn’t know what’s good for them,

and

d. the Dems know better than the voters themselves.

‘m kay.

Having established points a-through-d above, the author, Catherine Rampell ventures into the speculative weeds,

Maybe they believed any Big Government expansions would disproportionately go to the “wrong” kinds of people — that is, people unlike themselves.

Again, Rampell takes for granted another premise: that all remedies, actions and initiatives must necessarily depart from

Big

Government

Expansions.

Munificent, paternalistic government raining manna down on the working, or not: the stuff that Dems’ dreams are made of.

I was going to do a fisking, but William Teach did a very good job already.

The article’s most revealing statement, and perhaps the most honest one, is this (emphasis added):

But there seems to be universal agreement, at least among the Democratic politicians and strategists I’ve interviewed, that the party’s actual ideas are the right ones.

In plain English, Democrats universally agree they’re right and everybody else is wrong.

Pauline Kael is attributed with having said in 1972, “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon. Where they are I don’t know. They’re outside my ken.” Rampell joins Kael in the land of liberal provincialism, but at least forty four years ago Kael acknowledged her own provincialism.

No wonder Rod Dreher’s saying, ‘My Fellow Liberals, I’m Tired Of You’.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.

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The proliferation of fake hate crimes propagated by the left should be a warning sign to places like the MSM and Facebook that claim to be weeding out fake news but seem incapable of questioning anything that affirms their biases.

So I suggest a simple rule driven by the fact that with the exception of myself most of the world seems to carry smart phones many of them with direct links to the net so they can upload video & audio in a heartbeat, therefore:

If there is no video, there is no hate crime.

If there is only a video of graffiti and no video of who put it up or, as in the black church case in Greenville, a fire but no video of who set the fire

Last month, someone burned down a black church (Greenville’s Hopewell Missionary Baptist) and wrote “vote Trump” on the side of the structure. Obviously, it was a racist, white Trump supporter! This individual wanted to intimidate black people! CNN even wondered if it was an attack directed specifically at the black community.

Just one problem. It wasn’t a white dude. Or a stranger to the church. And I have my doubts that this guy even supported Trump. As it turns out, it was a black member of the church!

Andrew McClinton, 45, has been charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. The church’s bishop confirmed that he is, indeed, a member of the congregation.

State officials don’t believe it was politically motivated either. Rather, it was made to look politically motivated. As in, it was another lame attempt to make Trump supporters look like intolerant, racist bigots.

then there is no hate crime.

If the press is really interested in the truth they will follow these simple rules, which leads me to conclude they will not.

Closing thought: For myself I don’t believe in “hate” crimes any more than I believe in “thought” crimes, if we simply treated crime and “crime” this wouldn’t be an issue.


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