Cancel Culture is Shutting Down Research, Science and Facts of Any Kind

from Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review:

Asian-American researcher fired from Michigan State administration for advancing facts about police shootings

Research in the dictionary

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The entire purpose of academic research is to discover the truth about vexing scientific and societal questions through the use of research and data. However, if the truth refutes a sacred political agenda, you can no longer publish such research or even cite it. The latest victim of this reverse Jim Crow witch hunt against truth in data and academic research is Stephen Hsu, vice president for research at Michigan State University.

On June 2, I cited a study from researchers at the Michigan State and the University of Maryland that concludes, “We did not find evidence for anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparity in police use of force across all shootings, and, if anything, found anti-White disparities when controlling for race-specific crime.” This study analyzed 917 officer-involved fatal shootings and found that that “per capita racial disparity in fatal shootings is explained by non-White people’s greater exposure to the police through crime.” The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year.

Tucker Carlson mentioned this study on his show later that evening, and it has since gained more notoriety. Naturally, one would expect those who believe in the “systemic racism in policing” blood libel to cite evidence why this study is wrong and to provide counter-evidence that supports their position. But debate is not their strong suit, just censorship.

The College Fix reports that Stephen Hsu was fired from Michigan State University for citing this study and posting an interview of one of its authors, Michigan State colleague Joe Cesario, on his blog. He posted the interview with Cesario on June 2, the same day I cited the study.

On June 25, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Graduate Employees Union was calling for Hsu’s head on twitter. The Journal pointed out that among other things, “The union also faulted him for having ‘directed funding to research downplaying racism in bias in police shootings.’”

As Professor Hsu told the WSJ: “The MSU professor who conducted that work, psychologist Joe Cesario, tells me that ‘we had no idea what the data was going to be, what the outcome was going to be, before we did this study.’ Mr. Cesario has collected evidence from a simulator and from real-world interactions between police and citizens. He concluded that ‘the nature of the interaction really matters the most, and officers were not more likely to be ready to shoot upon encountering a black versus white citizen.’

Commenting on the Wall Street Journal article in his blog, Professor Hsu noted, “Several years ago Cesario was granted a rare opportunity to study police shootings and officer behavior in simulators in a large city. My office provided him with a small amount of funding to create realistic simulator video of police stops and other situations. This is an important topic to study if we want to understand and improve policing.”

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1,000 Heavily Men and Women march through Park – and it’s OK

I thought the militia was like a four letter word, synonymous with gun-totin red-necks. And I thought they were inherently worrisome and generally up to no good. Is that not how our media and leftist democrats depict them?

Why yes it is – until now. This latest militia isn’t scary, I guess because the 1,000 strong, heavily armed, are “100 percent black.” Don’t kill the messenger – that’s their words – not mine.

And they’re looking for a fight – as in armed conflict. Now how well do you thing something like that would go over if this gang was “100 percent white?”

Not well, I’d imagine.

And need I remind everyone. Race has nothing to do with this. Ignorance, stupidity (not the same thing) and an obvious double standard is what this is all about.

from the Blaze:

Heavily armed militia marches on Stone Mountain State Park in Georgia to protest monument to Confederate leaders

Video Podcast – Did Trump Dump Kushner – Showtime Movie Shows Leftist Bent

by: Brent Smith

Jared Kushner gets the boot?

Well praise the Lord, if true. Both him and his wife have to go. Obviously they’re part of the family… but no more advisory positions for either of them.

Ivanka is a liberal – always has been. So is Kushner. And both have given just pitiful advice to the President – undermining his stated agenda with every piece bad advice.

The movie, Eye in the Sky, was mildly entertaining, but of course these days, had a liberal message. And that message was inadvertently shown that the West has neither the stomach nor will to win a war, if even a single innocent is killed through collateral damage. read more

An Honest Environmentalist Speaks Out

from the Daily Wire:

SHELLENBERGER: On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hold a news conference to introduce legislation to transform public housing as part of their Green New Deal proposal outside the U.S. Capitol November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. The liberal legislators invited affordable housing advocates and climate change activists to join them for the announcement. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. It’s just not the end of the world. It’s not even our most serious environmental problem.

I may seem like a strange person to be saying all of this. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

But as an energy expert asked by Congress to provide objective expert testimony, and invited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to serve as Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report, I feel an obligation to apologize for how badly we environmentalists have misled the public. read more

Video Podcast – Stupid Stuff Woke Leaders Do – Morons Topple Statues

by: Brent Smith

The town of Duluth Minnesota decided to remove the term “Chief” from town titles. Gee, I wonder why?

Comrade Mayor de Blasio tells contract tracers NOT to ask people if they’ve attended a BLM protest/riot. Again – I wonder why?

Leftist morons deface, behead and tear down statues of slaves and anti-slavery activist – because they are morons and don’t know the first thing about history.

Yet with all this destruction – one statue remains standing and unmolested. Guess Who? read more

What Next? Suggest, Shove, Shoot!

Everywhere Statues Are Torn Down By The Mob, History Promises People Are Next

Everywhere Statues Are Torn Down By The Mob, History Promises People Are Next

The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next.

For millennia, King Mob has targeted societies’ icons with varied goals and to varied ends, and few things are more foreboding than his desecration of civic art. Just as the targets have ranged from rulers to clergy, from tyrants to helpless, and from the guilty to the innocent, the outcomes have ranged from victory to defeat depending on the society’s strength and will. The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after, however, is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next. read more

The Unprecedented Denial of Our Natural Rights

by: Brent Smith

In late April, 2020, Thomas G. West, professor of politics at Hillsdale College, joined Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale, and two other esteemed conservative academics, Kevin Portteus and Adam Carrington, in a symposium to discuss, “The Coronavirus and the Constitution.”

Normally I single out just Dr. Arnn, as no one, in my opinion, is more versed in everything related to our founding fathers, the documents they created, and how prescient their thoughts and writings are and how they still apply to today’s societal ills.

What most impressed me, beyond the obvious expertise of the subject, is his plain-spokeness. He didn’t spend his time spewing talking points or bloviating in academic gibberish speak, as virtually all leftist academics do.

West plainly and succinctly explained how the left is violating, not only our natural rights, but their oaths of office to uphold the national and their owns State’s Constitutions.

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Ultimate BLM Goal: Marxism

from the Daily Wire:

‘Black Lives Matter’ Founder: ‘Goal’ Is To Remove Trump; Reveals ‘Marxist’ Ideology

Patrisse Cullors speaks on stage at the Teen Vogue Summit 2019 at Goya Studios on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Over the weekend, Black Lives Matter (BLM) founder Patrisse Cullors confirmed that one of the radical group’s “goals” is to remove President Donald Trump from the White House, stressing that voting him out in November is not good enough and that he should “resign” right now.

Moreover, in recently resurfaced video from 2015, Cullors made clear the organization’s ideological foundation, expressly stating that she and others in the movement are “trained Marxists.” read more

Video Podcast – NASCAR Sells Out

by: Brent Smith

NASCAR has flipped. They sold out to the Race warrior, cancel culture rage mob.

And in case you don’t know what NASCAR stands for. It’s an acronym.

It stands for: National Association of Southern Crappy-Ass Racists.

And I wonder how many think that it really does?

Anyway – I can’t believe how astonishingly fast this is all happening.

We, as a nation, are racing head-long into the ash heap of history, as two of the most astonishing stories are rolled into one. read more

WND Exclusive – The destruction of statues: Trump called it 3 years ago

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

In August of 2017, less than three years ago, president Trump held a press conference decrying the removal of Confederate statues.

“This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You really do have to ask yourself: ‘Where does it stop?'” Trump asked at a press conference that summer.

NBC mockingly wrote of Trump, that he gave “dire warnings … about the potential erasure of iconic memorials to the country’s Founding Fathers.”

Now where have we heard this? Oh that’s right – from all of us right-wing fearmongers – all us tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists. How many of us conservatives have been warning of the “slippery slope,” and have been mocked for doing so?

“Is the president right about the impending threat to the founders? Historians who spoke to NBC News said such fears are slightly misplaced and that Trump is championing a murky interpretation of history.” read more