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  • Black Lives Matter Supporters Run Over and Brutally Beat Raccoon to Death, Claim Only White People Worry About Animals (VIDEO)

    08/19/2020 6:31:16 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 185 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 19, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    .Black Lives Matter supporters ran over a raccoon twice before beating it to death with a baseball bat and posting it online in a horrific act of animal cruelty. The incident took place in New York City, as onlookers watched and cheered.
  • A Dystopian Novel That Foreshadowed Our Present Moment

    07/18/2020 5:16:52 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | July 18, 2020 | Michael Washburn
    Men and women wearing masks shuffle wearily through the desolate ruins of a failed country. It’s not healthy or safe to be out, and public places are barren. Storefronts are boarded up. Encounters of any length with other human beings are few and far between, and often revolve around the transactional or coerced provision of food or sex....The government, or what’s left of it, is an aloof, hostile presence. Citizens have been conditioned to hate their heritage and culture, or what little remains; they’ve come to hate themselves. Believing in the value of what past generations have done, built, and...
  • ‘Brave New World’ Arrives in the Future It Predicted

    07/14/2020 4:02:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2020 | Alexis Soloski
    Ready for a thought experiment? Imagine a society that has solved the problems of overpopulation and environmental collapse. Crime is a nonissue, as are homelessness and hunger. Racism? Sexism? Homophobia? Sorted. Science has conquered disease and disability. Everyone has useful work, perfect skin, total emotional equilibrium. Every day is a pleasure. Every night is a party.
  • In [Red] China, This Coronavirus App Pretty Much Controls Your Life

    04/16/2020 3:43:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Futurism ^ | 04/16/2020 | Victor Tangerman
    [Red] China has taken the lead with mobile technology that relies on scanning QR codes and an app. The goal is to curb the spread of the coronavirus by indicating who can go where... Chinese citizens have to give up their national identity number or passport number, as well as their phone number. The app then asks them to complete a questionnaire about travel history and current symptoms. According to CNN, authorities then verify this information and are assigned a color. The color on the screen determines your options, based on your current health status: green means that you’re good...
  • First look at Demi Moore in sci-fi drama Brave New World – tracking sex-crazed society where monogamy is banned

    04/16/2020 8:09:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Sun ^ | April 16, 2020 | Shannon Power
    Brave New World is an adaptation of the classic Aldous Huxley novel and will broadcast on NBC's streaming service, Peacock which launched in the US this week. The dystopian story is centred around the futuristic New London where people are sorted into an intelligence based hierachy. Demi, 57, plays Linda who moved from New London to an outlying reservation with her son John. Peace has been achieved in the seemingly utopian New London thanks to prohibiting monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. Other cast members include Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo),...
  • Powerless Employees Look On as San Francisco Store Looted in Broad Daylight

    03/11/2020 8:39:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 92 replies ^ | 3/8/2020 | James Morganelli
    The video taken at a San Francisco Walgreens is self-explanatory. But what it actually means for the city by the bay is dark — San Francisco is falling apart. In the video, three hooded individuals casually loot store shelves in full view of employees. No one stops them. And although a woman says, “Call the police!” it is unclear if anyone did and more unclear whether it would have mattered — police most likely would have simply filled out a report rather than chase anyone down.
  • Residents flee New York due to tax burdens, immigration policy and bail reform

    03/10/2020 7:50:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | March 9, 2020 | Richard Berman
    “Escape from New York” is a 1980s film that takes place in a dystopian world of crime and violence. The science fiction movie portrays crime running rampant across the country — forcing the island of Manhattan to be reconfigured into a maximum-security prison. When the president of the United States crash-lands on the island, forces are deployed to get him out. Although the situation in present day New York has not devolved to that level, residents are becoming increasingly determined to leave. According to recent U.S. Census and IRS data, a net 180,000 people fled the state in 2018 — the largest...
  • A crisis of Leftism in the post-impeachment world

    12/27/2019 3:35:58 PM PST · by WWII_Historian · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 27, 2019 | Gary Gindler
    What is the level of happiness among modern American leftists about the impeachment of President Trump? Do they celebrate this Christmas gift on the streets? (Sorry, my fellow collectivists, there is no attempt here to offend you with the word “Christmas”). One would assume that leftists do celebrate the event, but the reality is quite different and more complex. ... What is going on? One could understand that intraspecific competition among leftists is fierce, but who would predict most of American leftists unite against not only Trump, but their fellow comrades-in-ideological-arms – Democrats? Leftists still are not able to decide...
  • Millennials Are Fleeing Cities For Refuge From Democrats’ Disasters

    11/29/2019 10:04:28 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2019 | Tirzah Duren
    For twenty-somethings leaving a small town for the big city, the feeling of liberation and possibility can be exhilarating. Mom and dad, and their rules, are finally in the rearview mirror. But what’s up ahead is often worse—the welcoming arms of an even stricter authority known as leftist city government. Many millennials are discovering this the hard way and making a U-turn. New Census Bureau data shows millennials are increasingly trading in urban life for the suburbs and even switching states entirely. My home city of Philadelphia is a prime example. Here, 60,000 residents leave per year, and half of...
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport Latest to Receive Facial Recognition Technology

    10/04/2019 11:28:49 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 13 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 10/04/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s facial recognition technology program has now arrived at Detroit’s international airport. Known as ‘Simplified Arrival,’ CBP’s biometric-based system matches the faces of arriving international travelers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport against the images contained in their travel documents, enabling the agency to quickly verify their identities. Detroit also joins a growing list of top US airports using the Simplified Arrivals system, where at least 20 of them will offer the facial recognition technology to speed through the Customs process by the end of 2020. Systems like Simplified Arrivals and its brother facial recognition program, Biometric Exit...
  • Communism is making a comeback; so should Captive Nations week

    07/16/2019 4:01:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | July 14, 2019 | Marion Smith
    Welcome to Captive Nations Week. Never heard of it? You’re not alone. Yet this usually-forgotten, federally mandated occasion — now in its 60th year — is worth resurrecting in the 21st century. Congress created Captive Nations Week in 1959, making the third week in July a time to show Americans’ solidarity with the nations dominated by communism. The original law listed 22 captive nations, most of which had substantial communities of citizens in major American cities. After the law’s passage, these communities began to hold parades and rallies every year, from Miami to New York to Los Angeles to Chicago...
  • Rats, Public Defecation: Our Major Western Cities Are Becoming Uninhabitable Hellholes(Trunc)

    02/13/2019 4:22:46 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 43 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | February 12, 2019 | Michael Snyder
    Almost everyone that goes out to visit one of our major cities on the west coast has a similar reaction. Those that must live among the escalating decay are often numb to it, but most of those that are just in town for a visit are absolutely shocked by all of the trash, human defecation, crime and public drug use that they encounter. Once upon a time, our beautiful western cities were the envy of the rest of the world, but now they serve as shining examples of America’s accelerating decline. The worst parts of our major western cities literally...
  • Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions [Mosby]

    01/31/2019 3:16:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2019 | David McFadden
    Baltimore’s top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessary to “right an extraordinary wrong.” In a highly unusual “Maryland v. Maryland” filing in state court, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used a petition called “writ of error coram nobis” that allows a court to reopen cases when substantial error is found that wasn’t apparent in initial judgments. The petition, if granted, could wipe out thousands of pot possession convictions. Mosby’s arguments are based on what she paints as an opportunity to achieve retroactive justice...
  • De Blasio Signs Bill Adding Third Gender, ‘X,’ To Birth Certificates

    10/10/2018 1:31:35 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 68 replies
    TV Channels 2, 10, and 55 (NYC) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | CBS New York
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed a bill that adds a third gender category on birth certificates issued in New York City. The new non-binary identity category, known as X, is for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. A letter from a physician or an affidavit by a licensed health care provider will no longer be provided. Residents can now submit their own affidavit requesting a change in gender identity. “New Yorkers should be free to tell their government who they are, not the other way around,” de Blasio said. “This new legislation will...
  • Word For the day (1/22/18) Dystopia

    01/21/2018 8:33:27 PM PST · by left that other site · 27 replies
    WORD FOR THE DAY(1/22/18)Dystopia Definition of dystopia 1 : an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives2 literature : anti-utopia 2 • writing a dystopia — dystopian play \-pē-ən\ adjective First Known Use: circa 1950 Recent Examples of dystopia from the Web • Detroit image makeover Despite its problems, Detroit’s image shifted in national and international media during the past decade from that of a scary dystopia to a resilient, innovative community with hot culture and restaurant scenes.
— bill mcgraw, Detroit Free Press, "10 key Detroit developments since 2007," 21 Dec. 2017 • Instead, this trailer...
  • We Live In The Dystopia Young Adult Fiction Warns Us About

    10/19/2017 4:46:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/19/17 | Robert Tracinski
    The past few decades have seen a profusion of “young adult” fiction—books written for a teenage audience—which seem to have a peculiar obsession with future dystopias.There’s the one where everything is controlled by the Capitol and teenagers are forced to fight to the death for a televised audience. There’s the one where teens are locked into a narrow career path for life based on their apparent aptitudes, which seems like a perfect way to capitalize on the anxieties of college-bound kids in the later stages of the higher education bubble. There’s the one where emotions have been outlawed, the one...
  • Pope: Catholic Guide Needs Updating on Death Penalty Issue

    10/11/2017 5:58:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 10/10/17 | Nicole Winfield
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis marked the 25th anniversary of a landmark compilation of Catholic teaching by saying Wednesday it should be changed to address an issue close to his heart: the death penalty.</p> <p>During an anniversary ceremony at the Vatican, Francis repeated his insistence that capital punishment is “inadmissible” under any circumstance. He said the death penalty violates the Gospel and amounts to the voluntary killing of a human life, which “is always sacred in the eyes of the creator.”</p>
  • YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority

    08/01/2017 6:45:22 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    A "progressive parent" friend of mine was recently expressing enthusiasm over the fact that his children had taken to reading Young Adult dystopian novels. They were dying to see the new feature film adaptation of the book The Giver (see Sarah Palin's review, here), after having ploughed through the quartet of bestselling books by Lois Lowry. They had absorbed the blockbuster film adaptations of Divergent and The Hunger Games and had hungrily consumed the associated merchandise . They'd also made hundreds of new friends from all over the world who "shared" the same passion for dystopian teen icons Katniss, Tris...
  • The next stop on the trans-train: Making yourself disabled

    01/04/2017 5:40:50 PM PST · by 198ml · 20 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/4/16 | Nate Madden
    A man calling himself “One Hand Jason” cut his right arm off because he felt like he was really disabled. His hand was more or less a “birth defect,” according to body modification website ModBlog. Jason trained in first aid for months and eventually severed his arm with a power tool. He also allowed people to think it was an accident for years. If you think this is wrong in any way, you’re a bigot — at least if you follow trans-logic to its natural conclusions.
  • Greenfield: Utopia's Classes

    09/29/2016 8:00:04 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The sort of people who set off class wars as a hobby have very particular classless societies in mind. The average left-wing revolutionary is not poor. He is a homicidal dilettante from the upper classes with a burning conviction of his own importance that he is unwilling to realize through disciplined labor. His revolution climaxes with a classless society in which he is at the very top. Not near the top, not adjacent to the top, as he usually was before, but at the very top. Utopia has a class system. At the top are the thinkers, the philosopher kings...