Walter Williams details the “greatness of America,” exposes Dem duplicity

June 28, 2020

Amid the contemptible violence being perpetrated in the name of the now martyred career criminal George Floyd, a voice of reason emerges. Walter Williams’ recent column,Insults to Black History,“ will enlighten all who read it. 

Dr. Williams’ final paragraph in the column should whet your appetite for reading it in its entirety:

 “Government should do its job of protecting constitutional rights. After that, black people should be simply left alone as opposed to being smothered by the paternalism inspired by white guilt. On that note, I just cannot resist the temptation to refer readers to my “Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon,” which grants Americans of European ancestry amnesty and pardon for their own grievances and those of their forebears against my people so that they stop feeling guilty and stop acting like fools in their relationship with Americans of African ancestry.”


Not only have we met the enemy, we diapered them

June 25, 2020

As home grown anarchists seize American cities, plunder and venomously destroy what preceding generations have created, we are left to wonder what went so wrong in the raising of our children. 

Obviously, indulging them has been a mistake. So, too, has been the public educational system that replaces history with global warming, eliminates basics and devalues excellence by giving non-offending participation awards — a practice that extends from academics through sports. The devaluing message is pure communism. No one is superior, all effort is equal. If, as in communist regimes, a doctor’s work is compensated at the same level as a truck driver, why expend the effort to spend at least a dozen years in college, medical school and residency? A driver’s license is far easier to attain.

Respect is another antiquated notion. Perpetual anger, based on nothing in this land of incomparable opportunity, is given release by smashing business windows, stealing merchandise and wantonly destroying what others have worked to achieve.  It is the mark of the perpetual Brat Generation. Throwing bricks at police officers has become as de rigueur as toppling statues erected to honor past presidents and patriots.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a third of young people, or 24 million of those aged 18 to 34, lived under their parents’ roof in 2015. More young adults lived with parents than with a spouse in 2016. Almost 9 in 10 of those who lived with their parents a year ago are still there, failing to launch self-supporting lives. That’s more than double the number sponging off their Medicare recipient parents in 1980. Not having a job to go to enables 24-hour street protests.

The United States of America, that has offered these spoiled ingrates more than they deserve, is now held in contempt. So devoid are they of knowledge, they vandalize memorials erected to those who founded this nation or worked to ensure freedom for all, since they are intellectually vapid.

Worse, there are no consequences for their actions, so they continue to destroy and loot. In cities with Democrats in control, police are being defunded and jailed while criminals are martyred. Lives have been needlessly lost as 911 calls no longer guarantee an ambulance or police response in areas where the mob is in control.

For years we were inundated by the leftist media with falsehoods about Russia and or China influencing the 2016 election. It’s a certainty Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping are watching the destruction of America by Americans, hoisting a glass and chortling.


Are you a Trump supporter still using Facebook?

June 24, 2020

Arizonans were fortunate to have President Trump make two stops in our state on Tuesday.  He addressed a capacity crowd of Students for Trump at the 3,000 seat Dream City Church. The Phoenix event was organized by Turning Point USA/Action, a group chaired by conservative activist Charlie Kirk.

The president was accompanied at the event by Gov. Doug Ducey; Sen. Martha McSally; U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs; Paul Gosar; Debbie Lesko; David Schweikert; State Treasurer Kimberly Yee; AZ Senate President Karen Fann; House Speaker Rusty Bowers; AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward, and numerous other local and national political leaders, including Florida U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a youthful conservative rising star.

Watch the #GlobalNews live stream of the Students for Trump event here.

Earlier on the president’s itinerary was a visit to Yuma to inspect the completion of the 200th mile of our border wall construction, with Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf.

Accompanying the uplifting news is this harsh reality check:

REVEALED: Facebook Oversight Board – Responsible For Reviewing Censorship – Is 95% Anti-Trump AND Three Quarters Are Non-U.S. Citizens.

This is imperative reading for Trump supporters and all freedom loving Americans. The opening begins with this shocker: Facebook oversight’s board – a new body that can overrule founder Mark Zuckerberg – is drastically, disproportionately stacked with foreign, left-wing activists including individuals on the payroll of Socialist mega-donor George Soros, a globalist who abhors national boundaries, opting instead for a nightmarish one-world government.

The recently constituted board is comprised of activists who’ve compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler and former Obama officials who have hailed efforts to remove President Trump from Twitter as “awesome.

Conservatives should never support radical leftist Zuckerberg, who at age 36, and with an estimated $88 billion is already the second wealthiest man (next to Jeff Bezos) on the planet. The main lame excuse is, “My grandkids (or kids) use Facebook for family communication.” This is your opportunity to educate them on the harsh realities of standing up for what’s right. Tell them you’ll have to be reached by email or text. Even better, a real interactive phone call, or…gasp…a letter. Don’t be above bribery. Let them know for every letter they send, you’ll reply with another, newsy note containing some money. Don’t let your family trap you onto Facebook. Stick to your principles. Remind them that you have a valid voice since they wouldn’t be here without you. Each time you talk, share a short but interesting bit of family history. Make the calls fun, newsy and show them that life is more than wordless communication on their hand-held devices, while making a leftist billionaire richer by the day.


Best wishes for a Happy Father’s Day

June 21, 2020

Fathers take our hands and give us their hearts

With affection and appreciation to all of the Fathers, Dads, Papas and Grandpas who have guided us along the way.

 

As we take the day off to celebrate Father’s Day, we’re gifting our readers with an illuminating column, “BLM at War with America,” by self-described “Unhyphenated American.” Lloyd Marcus. It’s pertinent to these turbulent times.

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Monumental fail as monuments fall

June 13, 2020

Obliterating our past falsely sanitizes our present and makes a mockery of our future

Paraphrasing President John Adams, history is a stubborn thing. It is what it is, a revealing reflection of all aspects of the past — a teacher like no other.

Students of history know that though societal mores change over time, they remain the foundation of what we strive for as an improved present. Tearing down statues is the reprehensible equivalent of Nazi book burning. Renaming military bases, the latest obsession of the left, is insanity based in ignorance. There is even a movement to alter the full name of northeastern Rhode Island, which few outside of the nation’s smallest state, founded in 1636, have ever heard and has nothing to do with slavery.

The anti-white hatred, fueled by the needless death of a man with a lengthy criminal history, has even found a foothold in England, where radical protesters, deceptively described in the press as “far-right” are attempting to remove statues including that of WWII heroic Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It has previously been defaced with the word, “racist,”by the historically ignorant. Current Prime Minister Boris Johnson correctly called it “absurd and shameful” that the monuments were at risk.

Do yourself a favor and readThe Monumental Campaign to #CancelAmerica,by conservative author and commentator Michelle Malkin. Her words represent reason in a sea of cultural absurdity and are definitely worth your time.


Lawlessness takes root in Dem run cities & Update

June 12, 2020

America’s education establishment, controlled by Leftists, bears responsibility      

As Antifa political thugs take over American cities rioting, looting and now toppling historic monuments, it’s important to recognize that many ot the anarchists who align with the group identify as communists and socialists. Yet their goal far supersedes advancing a political agenda. Instead, they are committed to obliterating those they consider fascists, — mainstream American citizens, often conservative Republicans.

Under-educated in today‘s far left public schools, they abhor law enforcement, our legal system and public institutions, and justify using violence to prevent law abiding Americans from exercising such constitutionally enshrined First Amendment rights as free speech or public assembly. As far back as 2016, the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities asdomestic terrorist violence.”

Many are young, members of Generation Z, lacking memory of events we considered transformative, such as September 11, 2001 and not having it, or basic American history included in school curriculum. In seizing six city blocks of Seattle, (Hannity video) including the now abandoned police department, which they have renamed CHAZ* (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone) the mob is now in control. 

Their List of Demands is preposterous, illustrating their abysmal lack of understanding the fundamentals of what has made America a beacon of hope since the Declaration of Independence was ratified on July 4, 1776.

Though many Americans are riveted, watching the raw hubris exemplified by aggression and hostility to what has made America great, focus should be directed to the fundamental causes.  Teachers unions have been donors to the radical left for decades and the proliferation of fatherless homes have corresponded to the increase in crime.

To more fully comprehend the depth of the left’s tentacles into the educational demise, read the enlightening,Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing,” posted on American Greatness. It’s an outstanding insight.

*As of June 14, 2020, the lawless area has been renamed Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) by the mobsters who have not only not been forcibly removed from the 6-block area, but the city of Seattle has caved in to their outrageous demands providing no inducement to leave. Instead of removing these lawless squatters, the radical leftist city leaders, whose priorities are skewed, have brought in portable toilets and are supplying them with free food, as businesses in the multi-block area remain shuttered and their owners suffer.


Exposing the farce of “systematic racism”

June 10, 2020

This fact-filled article, “Mass Police Brutality Isn’t the True Plight of Black Americans,” by Dr. Walter E. Williams, a black professor of economics at George Mason University, is guaranteed to make us smarter — though not a match for Dr. Williams, as you‘ll see when you read his extraordinary bio.

He notes the significant political power black Americans currently have at all levels of government. He also details the correlation between abysmal educational scores in Democrat-controlled cities — despite their large, and growing, school budgets. Williams zones in on the violent crime levels in cities run by Democrats, naming the cities.

Take a few minutes to acquaint yourself with the facts. You’ll be glad you did.


Some Facts Worth Knowing…and then some

June 3, 2020

Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ are aware we have favorite columnists to whom we sometimes direct your attention. Topping our list for years was the brilliant economist, professor, and author Dr. Thomas Sowell, who retired far too young at age 86 in 2016.  Dr. Walter Williams, another economist, and conservative genius, just a few years younger, and still writing influential columns, now holds sway with his approach to current events.

Both men are black political conservatives, who base their reasoning on growing up as poor minorities, but possessing great minds that provided them with opportunities and intellectual perspective they have shared through their columns. 

Today’s column by Dr. Walter Williams, is titled, “Some Facts Worth Knowing.” His concluding sentence is, “As I pointed out in a recent column, intelligent decision-making requires one to not only pay attention to the benefits of an action but to its costs as well.”

Although the column is not specific to the violent national riots that have occurred in the wake of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, it covers the benefits America provides that are ignored by the radical left anarchists, looters, arsonists and their apologists. Prophetically, in January, Dr. Williams wrote,The New Racism.”

Lost in the swirl of violence are some pertinent facts. George Floyd’s unfortunate death has become incidental to the current criminality. What is now referred to as “systemic racism” the rallying cry of the mobs, is a fallacy. Phoenix disproves that fraudulent allegation. We have Jeri Williams, a black female police chief, whose husband Cody Williams, was previously a city councilman and is now a Phoenix Justice of the Peace.

The first black councilman was elected in 1965. Ethnic minorities, including Hispanics, have long been elected to city, county and federal public offices. Currently, four of the eight Phoenix City Council members are Hispanic as are one third of our congressional representatives. The state legislature represents an ethnic mix. The exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley elected a black city council member who then served two terms as mayor. Republican Margaret Hance was elected the first female mayor of Phoenix in 1975, serving four consecutive two-year terms, from 1976 to 1983. In 1946, lawyer Wing F. Ong, was the first Chinese-American, who was not born in the United States, to be elected to a state House of Representatives. He was then elected to the state senate in 1966. Former state senator Kimberly Yee, was elected State Treasurer and is a nationally recognized Republican leader — the first female Asian-American to be elected to statewide office in Arizona.

White America is more colorblind than the current manufactured outrage would have us believe.

We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that racism can emanate from minorities, as former city councilman Calvin Goode made all too clear in this stunning example.


Can a name constitute child abuse?

May 26, 2020

Proof that having vast wealth doesn’t protect against lunacy comes to us by way of the latest rendition of the name Tesla billionaire Elon Musk and his Canadian musician girlfriend Grimes,* have bestowed upon their newborn son. 

His original name “X Æ A-12“ was rejected by the California Office of Vital Records which only recognizes names that contain the 26 alphabetical characters of the English language, including hyphens and apostrophes. Numbers are banned.

The baby’s new name, altered to comply with state law, is “X Æ A-Xii” which includes Roman numerals instead of the number 12.

It’s true that names go in and out of style as these lists prove. Trendy names, which are all the rage today, will seem hopelessly mundane when half the kids in the first grade class carry the same moniker. Blanche, Dorothy, Hazel and Mildred were once chic, but are now in the name morgue. Though male names are less prone to fads, few parents name their sons Arthur, Clarence, Herman or Wilbur today.

Still, it’s a good bet little X Æ A-Xii might as well have been named Rebel or Maverick, denoting defying authority. He’s likely going to have an issue or two with his parents, and will be anything but passive in his resistance to being an unpronounceable oddity.

It’s strange that father Elon would put his son in such a predicament, since he has written that he suffered relentless bullying as a child and regarded his own “genius” father as evil.

* Her parents named her Claire Elise Boucher.

 


Dems seek to mandate Contact Tracing for our own good

May 22, 2020

This job, advertised by Maricopa County, requiring scant education and experience in “customer service” might seem benign enough, especially in the economic downturn due to the Coronavirus.

Business Insider provides a more complete account, which sounds eerily similar to George Orwell’s novel “1984.”

His prophetic book, published over 70 years ago, warned of the rise of mass surveillance imposed by totalitarian officials and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society, implemented by a new language called “Newspeak.”  SRAZ wrote this descriptive post referring to Orwell’s vision in 2013. It described Associated Press’ then newly imposed manipulation of language referring to illegal aliens.

Contact Tracking/Tracing is insidious. Under the guise of following people who might have been exposed to the virus, it requires follow-up with any persons — relatives, business associates, casual acquaintances and intimates. Privacy, which the U.S. Supreme Court  managed to interpret as a Constitutional right when  legitimizing abortion in Roe v. Wade,  becomes irrelevant when it comes to the imposition of Contact Tracking.  The job description says callers are expected to “show empathy to distressed individuals” presumably those who protest that their fundamental First Amendment freedoms of association are being violated.

Integral to the scam we are told unnamed “bipartisan health experts” have recommended Congress spend $12 billion to hire an additional 180,000 contact tracers over the next 18 months.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls Contact Tracing “part of a multipronged approach” to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic — otherwise known as leftist imposed job security. Tracers in NYC can make a $57,000 salary with benefits and work remotely.

There have been other deadly viruses that Americans have suffered through since the 1918 Spanish Flu global epidemic, that killed an estimated 675,000 on our soil and 500 million worldwide. Never before was there such a leap to eradicate our rights along with the illness. Americans of previous generations were raised with a historic appreciation for our founding documents. Unfortunately, that is not the case today. Now the CDC  has the upper hand and determines what is or is not a dangerous overreach in addition to the virus — which reportedly is leveling off as America begins reopening for business.