Bob Woodward: Hunt’s come in from the cold. Supposedly he’s got a lawyer with $25,000 in a brown paper bag.
Deep Throat: Follow the money.
Bob Woodward: What do you mean? Where?
Deep Throat: Oh, I can’t tell you that.
All the President’s Men 1976
Old friend Tom Bowler from Libertarian leanings who was once a regular on my old radio show sent over this post a few days ago that got to the heart of the Russia/Special prosecutor line of the left:
Democrats would once again like to execute from the Comey-Fitzgerald playbook. As with the case of I. Lewis Libby, there is no underlying crime to investigate, only a lot of partisan hyperventilation about ordinary and proper contacts, such as those between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador. The element of intrigue is introduced only by the ridiculous and farfetched story that Russia interfered in the November election in order to help Donald Trump become president, and that the Trump campaign colluded with them. That fantasy hangs on because without it there is no rationale for conducting an investigation, and Democrats are desperate to investigate.
They are not really after Attorney General Sessions, though they would welcome his forced resignation if they could get it. They want Trump.
After debunking the Russia hacking story Tom talks about the real reason why the left is so zealous here.
I thought of Thomas’ post when I saw the ending of Robert Stacy McCain’s latest:
…feminists spent a couple of years insisting that every college boy who so much as hinted at an interest in heterosexual activity on campus was a potential rapist. “Consent training” became a mandatory part of freshman orientation, and “affirmative consent” laws were imposed, shifting the burden of proof from the accuser to the accused.
Here in 2017, however, when campus rape cases make headlines, we await the feminist reaction and . . . Nothing. Silence. Crickets chirping.
For some reason, feminists haven’t said a word about Jonathan Henry-Walker or Kishawn Holmes. Nor have I noticed feminists commenting on the brutal attack against Priyanka Kumari, or the rape and kidnapping charges against Evan Xavier Little, or Oliver Funes-Machado, who decapitated his own mother, or Henry Jose Garcia who allegedly raped a girl from the time she was 11 until she was 15. All this violence against women, and yet feminists don’t seem to notice these crimes.
It’s almost as if there’s a pattern or something . . .
And both of these stories brought to mind this piece at of all places the Hollywood in toto about a documentary concerning race:
“People in the film business are afraid of it,” says Steele. ”I’m challenging the narrative at the table. It’s pissing people off.”
“I Am, or How Jack Became Black” lets the filmmaker use his own biography to explore the impact racial politics are having on the nation. It’s a fair but withering look at a system that puts the emphasis on ethnicity, not the content of one’s character.
And Steele should know. He’s part black, part Jewish and deaf. His two children also have Latina ancestry from his ex-wife.
The film opens with Steele trying to figure out which box, or boxes, to check on his children’s school forms. Sound easy? Not so fast. How should he identify his own mixed-race children? And why can’t he simply opt out and let them simply be … Jack and June?
It’s a starting point for a serious, and seriously personal, examination of race in America.
What is the tie that binds these three stories together? The secret comes from the final lines of the Hollywood in toto piece:
“Racism will never go away … that’s part of the human condition,” he says. “What makes today different … is that people make a living off of it. That’s a huge issue. Once you make a living off of race, what’s your motivation for it to go away?”
And that’s the key to the lock of this puzzle, as Tom put it when talking Trump’s goals
If he is successful, he will also have stripped much of the power from the party of big government
And big money from the Government for the left’s interest groups was the big reward of the Obama years as well as the potential reward if Hillary was elected. And not just from taxpayers alone, after all what do you think the Justice department’s “settlements” that sent corporate cash to groups providing foot soldiers of the left was all about. That’s why as Stacy put it the “rape epidemic” story was big during the end of the Obama years and in anticipation of a Clinton White house, but once both were over a different tack was made.
Readers will recall that feminists recently spent many months decrying an alleged “epidemic” of sexual assault at colleges and universities…Since last November’s election, however, we see that the focus of feminist activism shifted from the “campus rape epidemic” to organizing mass protests against the Trump administration. Does this mean that campus rape has ceased to be a priority for feminists?
As we’ve already learned there is big money to be made in fighting Trump, the groups supporting a day without women for example had $246 million reasons to march and cry out. It’s not about changing the world or social justice it’s to keep the checks coming that would explain this difference in attitude spotted by our filmmaker
You might think shooting “I Am” would leave Steele embittered about the state of American culture. Not even close.
“It made me much more positive, gave me more faith in the people,” he says. The strangers he met during the filmmaking journey proved more open-minded and fair than those showcased in press reports.
That’s because those strangers away from the camera who aren’t on the gravy train have no incentive to keep the scare up. I’ll give Stacy the last word
Go check the Twitter feeds of Jessica Valenti, Laurie Penny, Amanda Marcotte and other prominent feminists and see if you get any sense of concern about the alleged “epidemic” of college girls being sexual assaulted. It’s as if the whole thing instantly evaporated just about the time the networks called Pennsylvania for Trump on Election Night.
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