Earlier by Lance Welton: Dems’ Black Female Superstars Are Childless. That’s Probably Not Good
So Joe Biden has selected Kamala Harris—who once said that she believed the women who had accused Biden of groping them [Flashback: Kamala Harris said she believed women who accused Biden of inappropriate touching, by Adam Shaw, Fox News, August 12, 2020]. Despite the King-era cliché that we should judge a person “not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” Biden has chosen someone of questionable loyalty who just happens to be a woman and who just happens to be “Black.” As the New York Times has headlined: “We Got a Black Woman on the Ticket. At Last.” [by Chryl Laird, pictured right, August 11, 2020] But of course we have not. By no reasonable definition is Kamala Harris “Black,” or even an “African-American.”
Even Barack’s Obama’s claim to be an “African-American”—with all that this implies about ancestors who struggled through slavery, Jim Crow, poverty and intense racial prejudice—was pretty tenuous. Obama was as much a white American as he was a black American; as much America’s 44th white President as its first black one. And his father, far from having slave ancestors, was part of the Kenyan upper class. But it seemed to make liberal whites and blacks alike feel good to believe that “America’s Half-Blood Prince” was, somehow, the first African-American Commander in Chief.
Kamala’s claim to be “African-American” is even more tenuous. As law professor David Bernstein has pointed out, legally it comes down to her having some African ancestry combined with her feeling that she is African-American [Is Kamala Harris Legally African American, Indian, Both, Neither, or Something Else?, The Volokh Conspiracy, August 11, 2020].
Earlier by Lance Welton: Dems’ Black Female Superstars Are Childless. That’s Probably Not Good
Accused of being a serial harasser in 2019, Joe Biden did what comes naturally. He apologized for perceived past misbehavior, and, to appease his accusers, pledged to choose a woman for a Biden ticket.
Reacting to the racial rage that erupted after the death of George Floyd under the knee of a white Minneapolis cop, Biden reacted again. He put out word he would be looking closely for a Black woman to run with.
Thus did Joe paint himself into a corner.
For there was no Black female governor of any state in the Union, and there was only one Black woman in the U.S. Senate—Kamala Harris.
On August 13, 2017, Jason Kessler, above, attempted to hold a press conference on the subject of the rally. He was physically attacked at that conference, and local authorities neither defended him, nor punished the attackers.
“The Unite The Right rally was such a disaster because both organizers and attendees failed to anticipate that state and local officials wouldn’t protect the demonstration,” VDARE.com’s “Charlottesville Survivor” wrote last night on the third anniversary of the opening evening torchlight procession. As an organizer, I sadly agree. Above all, unlike Antifa, we had no lawyer allies lined up. Three years to the day after the August 12, 2017 mugging of the actual UTR demonstration by Democrat officials and their Antifa goons, the legal entrapment of patriots continues to play out and will come to a head in a major courtroom battle this fall.
Post-UTR litigation has taken three forms: (1) state prosecution of individuals accused of violence. In a now-familiar anarcho-tyrannical pattern, this has generally resulted in savage punishments for UTR participants and slaps on the wrist for the Left; (2) civil actions by Leftists against various UTR participants (and non-participants), the sort of lawfare that the U.S. legal system makes available to the well-financed; (3) my own suit against the city of Charlottesville for infringing the First Amendment rights of Unite the Right participants by allowing Antifa to conduct a violent Heckler’s Veto.
Here’s where things currently stand:
Burke v Fields
This civil case is a bit of an oddity since it was filed in Ohio by an attorney from Skokie, Illinois, home of the famous Nazi free speech case, although none of the incidents related to Unite the Right occurring there. Many defendants, including myself, were dropped from the lawsuit after the attorney failed to serve us with the lawsuit.
The case has already met with some limited success after negotiating a $5,000 settlement with former Louisiana state representative David Duke, possibly to avoid the costs of further litigation [David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally, by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, WAFB9, January 23, 2020].
More seriously, the case has become a big problem for Richard Spencer and his National Policy Institute. Spencer apparently failed to file any response to the allegations within the required time and his organization is now liable for a potentially multi-million dollar default judgment.
Sines v Kessler et al.
The most high-profile Unite the Right lawsuit is going to court at the end of October. It is staffed by some of the most politically connected law firms in the country and funded to the tune of $9 million by the likes of the ADL and Jeffrey Epstein confidant (and LinkedIn co-founder) Reid Hoffman [Reid Hoffman apologizes for his role in rehabbing Jeffrey Epstein’s public image, by Megan Hernbroth, Business Insider, September 12, 2019].
The money is funneled through a 501c3 nonprofit called Integrity First for America. This organization has several fulltime six-figure salaried positions plus expenses for personal security, investigative services, and professional fundraising. [Read Integrity First’s 2018 IRS financial disclosures here]
The executive director, Amy Spitalnick is a former communications director for the New York attorney general and press secretary for the Israeli lobbying firm J Street. It is through her connections that the case and its outrageous allegations have received fawning treatment in the press, especially many outlets based in New York.
The director of research (another six-figure salaried full-time position) is Mary Mapes, a former Peabody Award-winning journalist who uncovered human rights abuses in Abu Ghraib ['60 Minutes II' Wins a Peabody Award, Raising Eyebrows, by David Carr, New York Times, April 8, 2005]. However, she was ultimately fired for producing another 60 Minutes item based on on false information about the service record of George W Bush, in what is colloquially known as “Rathergate.” [Four CBS Execs Fired Over Bush Memo Report, Forbes, January 10, 2005]
Some defendants, like League of the South, are hoping to knock out the claims in the lawsuit ahead of trial using a Motion for Summary Judgment to argue that there are no issues left in dispute and therefore no need for a trial.
At the heart of this claim (which you can read here) is that, despite an intrusive years’ long discovery process there is still absolutely no evidence that James Fields, convicted in the death of Heather Heyer, conspired with any of the other defendants in the case. In fact, investigations by both the Charlottesville Police Department and the FBI have found the opposite.
Kessler v Charlottesville
This lawsuit I filed against the Charlottesville government was dismissed by Judge Norman Moon, a Clinton appointee, under controversial circumstances and is currently docketed for an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals to the Fourth Circuit.
Earlier by Steve Sailer: Kamala Harris Vs. Descendants Of American Slaves
My wonderful readers often have questions for me, particularly in what every TV commercial calls “these uncertain times” when we’re all “in this together” and must give hourly thanks to “our heroes.”
So, as I have in the past, I wanted to take a moment to reply to questions that have been pouring in from, again: no one.
1) What do you think of Joe Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris as his V.P.?
I think Susan Rice or Keisha Lance Bottoms would have been better, but inasmuch as I predicted Kamala as the Democrats’ next presidential candidate back before she’d even won her Senate seat, I strongly support his decision for making me almost, kind of, in the ballpark right.
2) That’s an amazing prediction—but what on earth made you predict her?
Because the Democratic Party is entirely about identity politics these days, meaning race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender and sexual orientation, but having absolutely nothing to do with economic class, social standing, occupational category or geographic location.
They already had Obama, so what’s better than the first black president? The first black woman president, of course!
Yeah, yeah. The only people who care about foundational black Americans are Tariq Nasheed and me. As described in my book Mugged, Democrats were always annoyed by the idea that civil rights should have anything to do with black people. That’s why “civil rights” quickly came to mean abortion rights, gay rights, the right not to see construction signs that say “Men at Work.” (That’s according to the Kentucky Commission on Civil Rights.) Black Americans should breathe a sigh of relief that Biden didn’t pick a transsexual and expect their gratitude.
Earlier, by Michelle Malkin: Laura Loomer—Disrupter for Congress
There's bad blood between President Donald Trump and Comcast. It's no secret.
The commander in chief nicknamed the telecom giant "Concast" for presiding over incessantly skewed media coverage of his campaign and administration. Comcast is the parent company of NBC News and MSNBC, whose notorious fake news media execs are "trying to poison the mind of the American voter" in President Trump's view. On Twitter, he has called on supporters to drop the cable conglomerate for its "terrible service" and "go to a good provider" instead.