Guilty Verdicts Delivered Against All Three Men in the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 24, 2021 | Sundance | 276 Comments

A Georgia jury has found all three suspects in the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder. Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan were all found guilty of murder.  Arbery was a black male victim and all three suspects -who claimed to be attempting to make a citizens arrest were white males.

Accusations of racism have propagated the framework of the case and the jury heard evidence that racism was a factor.  As with the Rittenhouse verdict, this verdict in Georgia was accurate to the details of the case.

GEORGIA – […] The jury found Travis McMichael, who fatally shot Arbery on Feb. 23, 2020, in a Brunswick, Ga., neighborhood, guilty of all nine counts brought against him, including malice murder.

His father Gregory McMichael, who was with him at the time of the shooting, was found guilty of four counts of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. 

William “Roddie” Bryan, who recorded the incident, was found guilty of three counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony. (read more)

Unfortunately, this case is again being exploited by a culturally Marxist media and those who promote race as a divisive business model.   The verdict against the three men was justified and accurate to the horrific events that culminated in the death of Arbery.  However, the exploitation of Arbery’s death to advance the divisive issue of race is destructive and damaging.

In the recent Waukesha, Wisconsin, mass killing and slaughter of people at the Christmas parade, the media went out of their way to deny the motive of race, because the accused driver of the vehicle, Darrell Edward Brooks Jr, was a black male targeting white people.  The racial motive was/is intentionally downplayed.

Contrast that purposeful media framework against the media narrative against Kyle Rittenhouse, a situation that had nothing whatsoever to do with race, and then overlay the events around the Arbery case, and it is clear the media has an agenda to promote racism in one direction only.

The New York Post provides one of multiple examples of the double standard that creates toxic division and conflict:

(story link)

Racism was likely a large part of the motive in the Georgia killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and The New York Post leads with that aspect.  However, racism was also likely the motive for Darrell Brooks in Waukesha Wisconsin, and yet the media avoids that entirely.

Race is only used as a promotional hook for the media story when the attacker is white and the victim is black.   When the races are reversed, the attacker is black and the victim white, suddenly political correctness dictates the racial dynamic is not safe for public discussion.  This type of cultural Marxism only makes racial animosity worse.

It is a very sad state of affairs when social division is beneficial for political and electoral manipulation.  Much of this intentional manipulation is what you find when you look into the conduct of the DOJ Community Relations Service (CRS), an agency within the DOJ civil rights division.

When the perpetrator is black and the victim(s) are white – the CRS activates quickly to instruct media and the judiciary system how to handle the racial component; the CRS goal is to downplay race as a motive.   However, when the perpetrator is white and the victim(s) black – the CRS activates to support the professional grievance activists who thrive on racism as a business model.  By approaching things this way, the DOJ-CRS actually flames racial animosity, the exact opposite of their presumed mission.

All of this is very unsettling… and THAT division is the tool of Marxists, in politics and media.

Friends – Who Needs Them?


Armstrong Economics Blog/New Norm Re-Posted Sep 28, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION:  Marty, computers in schools started to appear in the ’90’s. Do you see any relationship between societal shifts and classroom learning? Bill Gates influence?

LP

ANSWER: I don’t think so. I outfitted the grade school I went to with computers in the early 90s. I think it improved their skills to be able to function in the 21st century. However, the introduction of smartphones has changed the game. Now a 7-year-old is teaching their mother, who was in those classes in the 90s, how to forward and take pictures. There are a lot of studies now showing that young adults have fewer friends. Then there are studies saying that the average American has not made a new friend in 5 years.

I live on the beach. I see people walking the beach alone while on the phone. It is rather strange.

The World Of PC/WOKE


Armstrong Economics Blog/Politically Correct Re-Posted Sep 17, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Ok, now they are saying we should no longer refer to incidents with sharks as an “attack.” That unfairly demonizes them as killers. Instead, we should refer to such incidents as an “encounter.” So if someone kills another at gunpoint in a robbery, he is not a killer, it was just an encounter. Interesting logic since a shark is not a ruthless killer; it is just hungry. So a thief is not a robber; he is a materially deprived person entitled to what you have because “equality” makes it just.

The Democrat’s Veterans Crisis


Armstrong Economics Blog/Gov’t Incompetence Re-Posted Sep 16, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: I just need to vent. I use to be a Democrat but will never vote for one again. I am a Vet and under Obama, we were treated as second-rate citizens. Many would die waiting for a doctor. Under Trump, he turned the VA upside down. If they cannot see you, they have to pay for outside doctors to take care of you. He streamlined their paperwork which was outrageous. All these people do is hate Trump for everything. They even had to build the wall they called him a racist over that. Now the COVID is back. You are not allowed visitors anymore. Biden figures we should have died on the battlefield alone so why should we die with family now?

GD

REPLY: I know your frustration. I have a Vietnam Vet friend here who goes to the VA hospital at St. Pete. You now line up in your car to get even the flu vaccine. They told him he had to quartine for four days before entering the hospital for a procedure. He said the same thing. Trump reversed the Obama VA crisis, and now the Democrats are disrespecting Vets all over again. Interestingly, Hitler began exterminating WWI Vets because they were deemed “useless” under the same philosophy — So what have you done for me lately?

Trump vowed to do more for the veterans when the Democrats cut everything they could in the VA and military for social programs. The Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 was a reported pattern of negligence in the treatment of the United States military veterans. Obama was confronted by reports of a total meltdown of the VA by members of his own party. Even the New York Times, back then, said Obama “gave in to the pressure and performed the sort of ritual Washington sacrifice…”

Sheriff’s Office Releases Alarming Video From Brevard, FL, Police Shooting


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 12, 2021 | Sundance | 241 Comments

Sheriff Wayne Ivey in Brevard County, Florida, releases shocking video of an officer involved shooting that took place August 30th.  The video was released September 10th and shows just how dangerous it is to be a police officer.

During a traffic stop a career felon with outstanding warrants was a passenger seated in the rear of the vehicle.  When the officers instructed him to exit the vehicle, the suspect immediately pulls out a short barrelled rifle and starts shooting at the officers.   A total of 61 shots were fired in the exchange.

John Spiropoulos Highlights an Immigrant American Parent Who Connects CRT Education to Olympic Athletes Without a Clue


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 6, 2021 | Sundance | 73 Comments

In his ongoing effort to broadcast the voice of parents around the nation who are fighting against the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory in public schools, John Spiropoulos interviews Jenny Hernandez, an immigrant from El Salvador who has first hand experience with corrupt and oppressive government.

The message Ms. Hernandez delivers to the Orange County school board is personal, direct and on point.  WATCH:

John put together another video segment from a larger portion of the Orange County community below:

Woke USA Women Soccer Team Lose 3-0 at Olympics


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 21, 2021 | Sundance | 365 Comments

Perhaps if they spent a little more energy on soccer skills, and a little less energy attempting to be the woke champions of US sport, the outcome may have been different.  Alas, there’s a great number of Americans who shrug because USA women’s national soccer has evolved into a political assembly who happen to play soccer. The team’s egotistical, arrogant, pompous and virtue-signaling attitude is a considerable turn-off.

This is the same team that wears ‘Black Lives Matter’ on their uniforms, and kneels instead of stands for the U.S. national anthem to showcase to the world just how woke they are.  Team Captain Ms. Rapinoe refuses to sing the U.S. national anthem; kneels during ceremonies to make her hatred for America visible; and grabs every microphone to tell the media about her politics in an effort to increase her woke resistance credentials.

Team USA soccer loses in the first round of the Olympics to Sweden.  Meh, it’s a headline because, well, karma or something.

TOKYO (AP) — Sweden didn’t have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time.  Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and the Swedes stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament.

The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into the match. But Sweden, ranked No. 5, has been the U.S. team’s nemesis of sorts in recent years. The Swedes bounced the Americans from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games in the quarterfinals, the earliest U.S. Olympic exit ever, by making a defensive stand. (read more)

Black National Anthem – Deliberate Reestablishing Segregation?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Tyranny Re-Posted Jul 6, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Interesting Point of View. Politically, all socialist governments have the same ob jective – to segregated and prevent the people from uniting. Even Amazon was trying to keep very diverse workforces and the document that surfaced showed that by keep the workforce diverse, it was less likely to unite and join together to form a union. This appears to be a deliberate strategy to divide and conquer the American people by PREVENTING unity. They are deliberately trying to pit one race against another. This is a historical well-documented strategy.

Open Border Activists Demand White House Confront The “Insurrection of Rebellious States”, AKA Red State Alliance Sending Help to Secure Border


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on July 5, 2021 | Sundance | 252 Comments

This was so predictable CTH wrote about it HERE.  Several states responded to the call from Texas Governor Greg Abbott asking for allied states to send law enforcement and national guard to secure the southern border after the Biden administration actively, intentionally and purposefully works to keep it open.

With the potential for cooperation from states, what I call “extreme federalism“, to secure the border regardless of the Federal inaction, an assembly of various activist groups are petitioning the White House to confront the states with direct military action.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), a far-left communist advance group, is asking Joe Biden to fight the state effort with all measures possible, including armed confrontation.

WASHINGTON DC – […] “We told the president in no uncertain terms, this is an insurrection by recalcitrant and rebellious states that must be stopped,” says Domingo Garcia, national president of LULAC. He said Mr. Abbott, who hosted former President Donald Trump for a border visit last week, was “fomenting dangerous racial hatred targeting Latinos.”

LULAC’s Texas director, Rodolfo Rosales Jr., compared the states’ actions to the Civil War. “We are being invaded by governors of the defeated Confederacy to arm the border against brown women and children escaping political persecution, hunger, and death,” he said.

The states LULAC cited — Arizona, Nebraska, Idaho, Florida and South Dakota — don’t exactly match with the contours of the Confederacy, and questions over states’ ability to influence federal immigration policy extend well beyond the current Biden administration border crisis. (read more)

Topple Statues of Queen Elizabeth II in Canada


Armstrong Economics Blog/Civil Unrest Re-Posted Jul 3, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

In Canada, they are toppling statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. A group of protesters gathered at the Manitoba legislature and pulled down the statue of Queen Victoria on Canada Day. A smaller statue of Queen Elizabeth II was also torn down on the premises. The demonstration comes as close to 1,000 unmarked graves of children have been found at the sites of former residential schools. Demonstrators toppled statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II in Winnipeg Thursday as outrage grows in Canada over the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of Indigenous children.

Politicians fostered this anti-establishment phase to get rid of Trump. The problem now is that there is no putting this genie back in the bottle. Now they are huddling behind closed doors and will eventually use this as an excuse to suppress the people. It is just getting out of control everywhere. The lockdowns have simply made it all much worse.