Armstrong Economics Blog/Corruption Re-Posted Jun 8, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
Carmel NY Board of Education Out of Control
Carmel NY Board of Education Out of Control
Parents across the nation are beginning to recognize just how infected local school boards have become with the advancement of Critical Race Theory (CRT). More and more parents and students are uniting to push back against the politicization of schools by ideologues within the school administration.
In Loudon County Virginia the school board is confronted by concerned parents. One teacher from Fairfax County traveled to support the parents in Loudon County and sends a message of support to parents and students. It is great to see a teacher confront the machine…
We need more teachers like her… GREAT JOB !
If the education fractures or cleaves between Red States (Freedom, Patriotism) and Blue States (Indoctrination, Sheep), we will likely see an even greater intellectual diminishment amid the Democrat orthodoxy which is dependent on communal thought.
One example of the parent’s message:
When a policeman yells, “Stop, or I’ll shoot!,” it’s usually wise to do as he says. Similarly, if a knife-wielding teenage girl is chasing down another girl with a large knife and the intended victim is calling for help, it’s predictable procedure for the officer to yell at the perpetrator to get down on the ground. This was the case for 16 year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. She refused to get down and was shot and killed. If the police officer had stood by and allowed her to stab her victim, the officer would be called racist for doing nothing.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t
I don’t like police officers who are abusive, racist, overly-aggressive, militarized, or otherwise violating the Constitution, but people need to realize that they need to obey a cop’s orders in real time. If there is an injustice, it can be sorted out later by lawyers. These days, many don’t seem to understand this. They simply ignore the cops or resist in some way. In the case of police officer Chauvin, he followed police procedure with the resisting counterfeiter and convicted criminal George Floyd, who most likely died due to heart problems and an overdose of Fentanyl.
Like the OJ trial, mob rule took over in the murder trial of Chauvin. Political correctness and fear of what the mob might do has trumped justice. Instead of law and order we have no law and disorder. The mob is now in charge and that mob consists not only of protestors—peaceful or otherwise, but also politicians, Hollywood, and the mass media. They decide through force of opinion the fate of the accused.
Joining the mob is Lebron James, a sports figure. He tweeted out a very threatening message, “You’re next” along with a photo of the police officer who shot the teenager. The tweet was quickly removed. We at GrrrGraphics were banned from Twitter for the crime of being conservative. We never threatened anyone, but since James is ‘woke’ and supports communist China, he gets a break.
Threatening the life of a police officer should be a slam dunk reason to be banned from Twitter. It’s also another reason not to watch the NBA, or any other politicized sport.
Update: Ratings for NBA Finals were down 49%, Get Woke Go Broke…
Rasmussen has a poll released today highlighting the corporate risks involved in entering politics. Coca-Cola now discovering the cost of corporate wokeism as 37% of respondents say they are buying less product during boycott.
Thirty-three percent (33%) of Black adults say they are less likely to buy Coca-Cola because of the company’s involvement in the Georgia election law controversy, as are 35% of White adults and 44% of other non-white adults. As noted by the National Pulse:
[…] Respondents were asked several questions, including, “Is it a good idea or a bad idea for corporations to become involved in political controversies?”
Overall, 62 percent of respondents said that it was a “bad idea,” with only 20 percent saying it was a “good idea,” and 17 percent saying they were “Not sure.” When asked if they had ever boycotted a company over “political issues,” 52 percent of those polled said “No,” while 41 percent replied “Yes.”
The third and last question on the survey asked: “After the Georgia legislature enacted a new election law requiring voter ID, Coca-Cola was one of the companies that publicly condemned the law. Does that make you more or less likely to purchase Coca-Cola products?”
Over a third of the respondents – 37 percent – said that they were “Less likely” to purchase Coca-Cola products due to the company’s interference. (more)
Perhaps one of the more telling statistics is that 45% of those aged 40 to 64 are boycotting Coke’s corporate wokeism. This demographic is a key group with the majority of consumer spending power during the peak of their income earning. Losing 45% of the U.S. market audience is a massive hit, even for a global (multinational) corporation.
While the jury found Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges, he faces a maximum of 75 years in prison but what he would face is probably the hardest time of all. Why? Being a cop, he will be a target in prison and highly likely to be killed. Thus, they will probably keep him in special housing – protective custody. He will probably wish he got the death sentence for death will be a far easier way to do your time.
Most people would have said guilty even if this were not a politically charged case. But the real problem is all the political comments such as Maxime Waters. With politicians commenting before the verdict and even Biden saying he hoped the jury would make the right decision, there is no way he actually had a fair trial under the law and that can keep the case alive for probably the next decade. In the real world, he would be entitled to a new trial. But this is such a national case, it is hard to expect judges to actually rule according to the law. They would run the personal risk of people claiming they are protecting a racist.
This of course has nothing to do with his actual guilt or innocence. It would have been such a simple matter for politicians to just refuse to comment before the verdict. Most politicians reacted AFTER the verdict which is the way it should have been. That would have killed any appeal concerning the denial of a fair trial. Often, in a high-profile case, the trial might be moved to another court outside the area. But this is a national case so that stands little hope of finding an area that would be unfamiliar.
While in any other case, a defendant would probably win a mistrial motion. But in this case, it is hard to see how a judge would rule in Chauvin’s favor for a new trial without risking their own lives and that of their family. It is not a question of being innocent. It is just a question when politicians do not understand they have to keep their mouths shut and let the jury decide the case – that is what the Constitution is all about. While there will be appeals, I doubt he will win a new trial.
Police officers were called to the 3100 block of Legion Lane, north of Chatterton Road, in Columbus, Ohio, just after 4:30 pm for a disturbance call. When police arrived 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant (black female) was in the process of attempting to stab one woman with a knife and then attempting to stab a second woman (see screengrab below). One officer opened fire, Ma’khia Bryant was shot and killed.
Columbus police released the bodycam footage from the shooting.
According to numerous media reports the Minnesota jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Fourteen days of trial and approximately 9 hours of jury deliberation (last night and this morning). The verdict will be announced momentarily….
UPDATE: 5:06pm ET…. GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS
Those who follow politics closely know there’s very little chance of a not guilty verdict. Too many political operatives and big interests at stake.
JoeBama injected the advance racial narrative today giving support and cover for rioters in Minnesota if the outcome of the verdict in the Chauvin trial is not the “right” one according to his own views. Biden stated during media remarks: “I’m praying the verdict is the right verdict, which I think is overwhelming in my view.”
To be clear, the intent of these remarks is to give cover to those who will take to the streets and riot if the jury does not “reach the right verdict”…
This is sociopathic level political manipulation by the Obama Chicago crew; the real team behind the administration. Continuing to push the ‘anger games’ in the United States is an ongoing effort of the Obama-minded leftists and communist activist groups who support them.
FULL ANALYSIS – In 2020 President Trump visited a vandalized St. John’s church in Washington DC. Democrats and national media immediately declared it a stunt, a “photo op”. However, at exactly the same time President Trump was visiting St. Johns’, candidate Joe Biden was visiting Bethel AME church in Wilmington, Delaware, and the media were very careful to avoid labeling this captured moment:
Like the organized riots, looting and subsequent media political constructs, the Biden (actually Obama team) strategy was heavily scripted and not organic. From the moment representative James Clyburn aligned his AME church network with Barack Obama’s Chicago machine there was a strategy at work.
Clyburn uses the old-fashioned racial playbook through the AME church network. The AME network includes Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Meanwhile Obama historically used the modern race-based network: the Nation of Islam and New Black Panther Party. The NoI and NBPP are also allied with DNC Chairman Tom Perez.
Tom Perez was the head of the DOJ Civil Rights Division… which is not coincidental because the election of 2020 is the second time both networks have merged upon, and attempted to activate, the Black Lives Matter crowd. The first time they merged was in Orlando and Miami during the 2012 “Justice for Trayvon” movement.
Black Lives Matter came out of the organization known as “The Dream Defenders”. The defenders were the younger generational version of the civil rights AME network.
In 2012/2013 President Obama and Tom Perez were able to blend the Dream Defenders into an alignment with Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam, and the New Black Panther Party.
As an outcome of a more bitter ideology, the Dream Defenders became more antagonistic and combative when they launched the rebranded version, ‘Black Lives Matter’.
The newly blended Black Lives Matter network had their first heavy visibility with the “Justice for Mike Brown” movement that destroyed Ferguson, Missouri.
After the Mike Brown pretense collapsed the BLM group moved to Baltimore to exploit the false narrative that surrounded the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore was then set ablaze with the leadership of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake who famously said it was important to give the riot crowd “space to destroy.”
While BLM was fulfilling their role as on-the-street activists, the parents of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were making financial trips through the AME church network.
AME holds the faith-based role while advancing an older and more traditional generational approach toward racial grievance. The BLM message targets a younger generation with guilt and influence to break windows and riots on behalf of ‘social justice’. To achieve their common goal each group agreed to, or should I say: ‘learned to‘, stay in their lane.
When Jesse Jackson and/or Al Sharpton made independent moves toward the younger BLM activists they were ridiculed and dispatched. Lessons were learned. The older race hustlers now stick to the AME crowd where there is a generational respect.
♦SLIGHTED – Despite Barack Obama leaning heavily on the AME network in ’07/’08, by the time you get to ’12/’13, without re-election needs, the AME was less valued. The open preference for Obama toward the BLM team was visible. After reelection in 2012 team Obama shifted toward expanding political influence through the Latino community.
Tom Perez and President Obama sought to assemble another race-based coalition with hopes they could merge Latinos (La Raza) with BLM. However, all of this focus on BLM and the “dreamers” created a problem. Without maintenance of the social network the AME connection to the Obama-controlled DNC started to fray.
Obama’s focus on a youth movement meant Democrats were taking AME support for granted. Worse yet, the older AME activists gained nothing from the modern Obama coalition; ‘gaining nothing’ means financial benefits were diminished.
Without their traditional/customary indulgence fees the national AME leadership network, the racial patriarchs of the democrat party, were not happy.
The financial disappointment shows up in many visible ways throughout 2015 and 2016, but the most visible way was in September 2016 during the all black Baptist Convention in Kansas City Missouri. (see here)
There were 25,000 participants at the KC Convention and Hillary Clinton was scheduled to deliver the keynote address. When it came time for her speech only around ten percent of the general session audience showed up.
It was the first visible sign the AME network leadership was not at all happy with the modern DNC party apparatus as constructed by the new Obama coalition.
The AME network felt slighted and they literally left Clinton with tens-of-thousands of empty seats at the convention. CTH noticed but the media mostly ignored. Those of you around at the time will remember the CTH position after this convention optic was the 2016 election looked solid for Donald Trump.
LESSON LEARNED – Fast forward to just before Super Tuesday 2020. Bernie Sanders has momentum, and is about to become unstoppable. Bernie was a threat to remove DNC leadership power the same way Trump removed RNC party power in 2016.
Party power is money; billions from the big club at stake. Now we see why it was critical for Team Obama (BLM) and the AME team to unite quickly that Super-Tuesday weekend; which is exactly what they did.
While James Clyburn quickly notified the AME network, former President Barack Obama activated his control over the DNC network; and signaled to all other primary candidates they needed to drop out in a designed sequence. The DNC Club made offers they could not refuse. Remember, club rules.
James Clyburn delivered on his end (AME), and Obama delivered on his (DNC/BLM). The rest is history. However, within that history is also a realization that all the alignment means nothing if they don’t successfully activate the network. That unified activation is exactly what is happening now in the U.S.
The BLM team has been reactivated back onto the streets to create the Alinsky inspired chaos. Meanwhile the AME team openly embraced Joe Biden and push heavily for his election. As a result the optics of Joe Biden taking a knee at Bethel AME church were heavily scripted, carefully planned and ironically very appropriate.
The media narrative became “everyone must take a knee.” Note: the DNC network always use three-word phrases: “Hope and Change”, “Take A Knee” etc.
Without the AME network Joe Biden did not stand a chance. For all intents and purposes James Clyburn was/is calling all the shots. Clyburn was also the one to approve of Obama’s choice for Biden’s vice-president, Kamala Harris. The tone-deaf and arrogant lessons from Hillary in 2016 loomed heavy as leverage and as a stark reminder of just how important Clyburn was to Obama’s plan to install Joe Biden. The AME network will not let the DNC forget it.
The message from James Clyburn to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, and by extension to Barack Obama, was really simple: without me you would have been dealing with Bernie Sanders, and the DNC would be on the brink of disassembly… so ‘take a knee.’
Obama doesn’t care so long as the larger goals are achieved. Advance radical leftist policies, destroy the American capitalistic system and fundamentally change the United States by diminishing it, while simultaneously keeping all the wealth under the control of an elite group of aligned interests.
That’s the longer term goal.
Now we watch Minneapolis for what comes next….
Last night Fox News host Tucker Carlson did a lengthy historical review of California Congresswoman Maxine Waters and how she has requested and supported violence for several decades. While many people know about Waters’ use of race as a tactic to advance division, the compilation of her support for violence is very disturbing when viewed in total.
Ok, the Associated Press Stylebook has joined the woke crowd. They now have said that a “mistress” to a married man can no longer be called a “mistress,” but “companion, friend or lover.” I think many wives prefer “homewrecker” or just “bitch.” Meanwhile, realtors are told to no longer call the master bedroom “master” because that symbolizes slavery and it should be called the “primary” bedroom.
Kids in New York City schools have been told not to refer to their parents as “parents, mother, or father,” because that will offend some who is an orphan. I suppose the new title should be my “Thing One” and “Thing Two,” but perhaps that might offend those who have a thing in the box as in the “Adam’s Family.” So if you are married with a “mistress” on the side, she is now your “second companion,” and your wife is now your “first companion” in a divorce setting. Does this all change sexual harassment to unsolicited companionship? I guess next it will be wrong to call a politician corrupt. He is just someone who avoids responsibility! Perhaps we have to revise the entire legal system thanks to woke culture!
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