First, here is a quick word about the South American nation of Bolivia:
After being in power for 14 years the communist dictator Evo Morales has fled to Mexico as the Bolivian people rose up against voter fraud by Morales factions in the recent election. Even the army turned on Morales.
This is good news. The Bolivian people saw how marxist dictators held onto power and destroyed Venezuela. They are not going to let it happen in Bolivia.
California Professor Bashes Rural Americans
The Campus Reform website reported:
A man who identifies himself as an instructor at the University of California-Berkeley publicly proclaimed Wednesday that Americans who live in rural areas are “bad people” who deserve “uncomfortable” lives.
Jackson Kernion… took to Twitter Wednesday to explain the academic reasoning behind his distaste for people from rural America, calling those who live in rural areas “bad people who have made bad life decisions.”
“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions.”
Kernion began the thread by advocating against affordable healthcare solutions in rural America, saying that “Rural Healthcare Should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!”
He argued that promoting a need for “affordable rural healthcare” is equivalent to arguing for rural Americans “to be subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life.”
“Same goes for rural broadband. And gas taxes,” Kernion added.
“It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move,” he wrote.
OK, this is really an elitist and racist attack on white people who live in the rural parts of this country, or about 60 million people. They are generally conservative. This can refer to rural areas anywhere from Vermont to Georgia to Michigan to the far-flung prairies of Nebraska to the deserts of Arizona to the wheat fields of Oregon.
In fact rural people are the opposite of liberals. Rural folks generally work hard, they don’t want handouts, they are generous and open, helpful and friendly, they don’t trust the government, and best of all they have common sense. This contravenes everything that liberals believe in like being lazy and selfish, trusting the government and wanting handouts, being manipulative and unfriendly, and having no common sense.
Those who live in rural America today are descended from settlers who originally migrated into the rural areas in the formative centuries of our great nation to create their own economies based on the land, mostly farming.
So-called ‘people of color’ generally do not live in rural America. Blacks and hispanics congregate largely in cities along with most immigrants to the US including muslims and Asians.
This hatred of rural whites is the type of division that Democrats have been sowing for decades. After all, rural white America largely supports president Trump.
But this dichotomy between rural and urban is growing and is being promoted by liberals as part of their hateful rhetoric.
It also is growing as technology and mechanization transform rural America. Fewer and fewer people are needed in agriculture and mining and so the opportunities for rural Americans are dwindling. Hospitals, for instance, are closing all over rural areas and even grocery stores often cannot sustain themselves in small towns.
So as economic problems mount, liberals pile on and malign rural Americans. It is shocking. In other words liberals are kicking rural white people when they are already down and suffering.
Look at what Kernion says, “Rural Healthcare Should be expensive! And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!”
This is disgusting. First of all, most people living in rural America were born there and stay there because that is their home. They do not “choose” it.
Second, millions of people have fled rural America to move to the suburbs or the cities. So this idea that rural people are sitting around doing nothing is nonsense.
Third, rural people have done the hard work to provide food and resources (coal, iron, oil, natural gas, timber, etc.) for the rest of us. And so this professor’s attack on rural people is really an attack on our very natural economic system.
Fourth, rural people have been marginalized and ridiculed all over the world for millennia. It is nothing new. But in our enlightened society it should be considered unacceptable.
On the other hand, imagine if a conservative white professor said that blacks who live in cities are all poor, lazy people who should be cut off from their government handouts. The media would go insane.
But that does not stop the attack on rural Americans. Interestingly liberal people who live in cities usually take their vacations and even maintain second homes and retirement homes in conservative rural areas.
Why? If they hate the people there, why do they go to rural areas for vacations or retirement?
Because they are hypocrites, that’s why.
On the other hand, you don’t see rural people maintaining vacation homes in cities. Or going on vacations to the cities, except on rare occasions.
This professor Kernion obviously reflects the thinking of all of academia. Even though many universities are located in or near rural areas and many professors live out “in the country” they still have this arrogant mindset against rural people.
When Nikitas3.com was in college in the mid-1970s in Vermont the people who worked as janitors, groundskeepers and cafeteria workers were the “local folks” and they were nice people – not highly educated but hard-working and decent.
I remember distinctly one time when an arrogant sociology professor started hassling one of the ladies serving up the food in the dining hall, so Nikitas3.com confronted the professor and told him to shut his mouth, i.e., Nikitas3.com was a conservative even back then.
California Declares War on Natural Gas
Breitbart News reported:
Environmentalists in California are willing to let the state dictate how they cook in their own kitchens in an attempt to save the planet.
Thirteen cities and one county in California have put in place zoning codes encouraging or requiring all-electric new construction, virtually banning builders from running natural gas lines into homes and apartments to fuel appliances, including stoves and ovens.
USA Today reported that people believe the move is necessary to fight climate change “with an eye toward creating fewer legacy gas hookups as the nation shifts to carbon-neutral energy sources.”
USA Today reported on the move “to fight climate change”:
For natural gas companies, it’s a threat to their existence. And for some cooks who love to prepare food with flame, it’s an unthinkable loss.
Natural gas is a fossil fuel, mostly methane, and produces 33% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
OK, let us look at these statements:
First of all it says that “Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas causing climate change”.
Who says that this is true? This is simply the propaganda put out by the ‘climate change’ alarmists.
Second, who says that carbon dioxide is bad thing? After all, carbon dioxide always has been and always will be a natural component in the atmosphere.
But the big question is: Who says we have a ‘climate’ crisis anyway? Where is the ‘global warming’?
Nikitas3.com has seen record cold temperatures over many years recently in New England. The Winter of 2018 was the coldest in 100 years in the Northeastern US. We recently had a frigid day on November 8, 2019, the coldest such day I can ever remember so early in November. And the Christmas/New Year season of 2017-18 was the coldest two weeks Nikitas3.com ever remembers in New England in 66 years of living in the region.
Today, Tuesday, November 12, 2019, was so frigid in New England, with ice and snow everywhere, that nearby Albany, New York issued a Code Blue warning to get homeless people off the streets.
Update: Wednesday, November 13 was brutally cold and windy like a mid-Winter day…
Yet Al Gore claimed in 2007 that ‘global warming’ was “settled science”. But in 2010 the ‘greenies’ quietly altered the name to “climate change” because ‘warming’ was not working out for them. There even was the famous ‘climate-gate’ email scandals of 2009 and 2011 where top “warming” scientists were caught expressing frustration that their alarmist ‘warming’ predictions were not coming true.
USA Today reported on November 11, 2019:
The blast of record-breaking Arctic air that’s charging across the country will bring the growing season to a screeching halt in much of the southern and eastern U.S. this week.
Freeze watches have been posted as far south as the Panhandle of Florida, where Pensacola should see a low temperature of 31 degrees by early Wednesday morning. “Conditions can kill crops, new growth and sensitive vegetation,” the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, warned.
The strong winds and cold temperatures will also hasten the end of the prime fall foliage season in many locations.
By Wednesday morning, below-freezing temperatures are forecast as far south as the central Texas coast. “This will make it feel like in the middle of winter rather than November for much of the eastern two-thirds of the country for the next few days,” the National Weather Service said.
This comes after the ‘greenies’ have been claiming for years that the Arctic is heating up and that the ice is all melting. This is a total lie. There have been FIVE ‘Ship of Fools’ sea expeditions to the Arctic to report on melting ice. And each expedition ended when the ships got trapped in the ice.
The ‘greenies’ have a tactic of only selectively reporting on places where it is warm or hot, or where weather is extreme, even for short periods.
Or predicting the worst. There was a drought in California that started in 2011. The drought ended in 2017 with one major rain/snow storm that re-filled the reservoirs. Yet in 2013 an alarmist professor said that the drought could last 200 years. National Geographic reported:
California is experiencing its worst drought since record-keeping began in the mid 19th century, and scientists say this may be just the beginning. B. Lynn Ingram, a paleoclimatologist at the University of California at Berkeley, thinks that California needs to brace itself for a megadrought—one that could last for 200 years or more.
So for a few years this professor Ingram got to act like she was a know-it-all, which was the point of her prediction – to draw attention to herself even though she ended up being totally wrong. Thus she got the attention but then when her prediction was proven to be bogus, nobody remembered that she made it. Very convenient. This is how Al Gore works too and all the rest of the ‘green’ crowd does too.
The ‘greenies’ also claim that “sea levels are rising”. So why did Obama just buy a $15 million house right on the ocean on the island of Martha’s Vineyard?
Answer: Because Obama does not really believe that sea levels are rising.
But the big question is: How are global temperature readings actually measured by these alarmists? Are there millions of thermometers all over the globe, even floating in the oceans?
Of course not. These temperatures are infra-red readings taken from satellites hundreds of miles above the earth. The readings are then fed into computers which spit out the data that the alarmists use to tell us that the earth is burning up.
But who says these satellite readings are accurate? Who says the computer programs are accurate? Who says the data are not totally manipulated? After all, a computer can produce totally different results with the click of a mouse.
Meanwhile the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) website … reports on the benefits of using natural gas as an energy source:
Burning natural gas for energy results in fewer emissions of nearly all types of air pollutants and carbon dioxide (CO2) than burning coal or petroleum products to produce an equal amount of energy.
… The clean burning properties of natural gas have contributed to increased natural gas use for electricity generation and as a transportation fuel for fleet vehicles in the United States.
Yet the ‘greenies’ are doing everything they can to thwart the use of natural gas. They stopped a gas pipeline from the Pennsylvania gas fields into New England. And lo and behold, in the Winter of 2018 New England ran short of natural gas and had to import it from… Russia.
‘Climate Change’ Linked to… White Supremacy?!
PJ Media reported:
On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) claimed that fighting “white supremacy” is a fundamental part of combatting climate change. She also attacked “consultants” who would encourage climate activists to focus on solar panels more than social justice.
“The way we inoculate ourselves from continuing to burn up our planet at unsustainable level, triggering feedback loops that we have not even begun to comprehend, is by honoring indigenous wisdom and allowing it to guide our climate policy. The way that we preserve our systems is by transitioning to principles of universality. That means I want you clothed, I want you educated, I want you paid a living wage, no ifs ands or buts. And what that also means — and what Naomi talked about as well — is directly, consciously, combatting white supremacy in the United States of America,” AOC declared.
She was referring to Naomi Klein, a Canadian activist who had spoken just before her. Klein had been more explicit. She spoke about “two fires”: climate change and the divisive conservative politicians like President Donald Trump who champion an “in-group” over an “out-group.” She accused Trump of dividing America with “white supremacy.”
“At this moment when the climate crisis becomes impossible to deny … at this very moment these figures who are so expert at the art of spreading division” are rising, she said. “I believe that we all know on the cellular level that there’s something deeply wrong with our common home,” and she accused the right of exploiting that fear with the message, “We will protect you against the other.”
OK, so now we have this totally bogus ‘climate crisis’ coupled with the totally bogus charge of “white supremacy”. Both of these are extremist ideas emanating from the increasingly radical Democrat left.
For instance leftists claim that white people have some special “privilege” that gives them better lives. This is false. White people have better lives because whites are the smartest people in the world and they work harder than anyone else.
And it is the technology invented by smart white men that has led to a very efficient economy. If people like Ocasio-Cortez and her ignoramus ‘green’ friends were in control, we would all be burning wood to cook our food and polluting the environment that way.
Or trying to cook Thanksgiving dinner with a solar oven… good luck with that one.
The American economy is producing twice as much wealth per unit of energy input as we did in the 1950s. This comes out of technological efficiency.
The ‘greenies’, however, want to take us backward into a primitive way of living by gutting our energy supplies like coal, oil, nuclear power and natural gas. The leading Democrat presidential candidates are talking about ending oil, coal and natural gas production so that we end up relying on windmills and solar panels for energy.
But windmills and solar panels do not work and if we depend on them we all will suffer and die because we will have astronomically high energy prices caused by energy scarcity.
Left-Wing Terrorists Attack Real Estate Employee in Germany
Breitbart News reported:
German far-left Antifa extremists broke into the apartment of a real estate company employee and viciously beat her in an ongoing war against a luxury apartment development in Leipzig.
The attack saw two far-left extremists invade the apartment of the 34-year-old real estate worker at around 7 p.m. on Sunday and hit her in the face with their fists several times, according to police spokesman Andreas Loepki, German tabloid Bild reports.
… The Antifa group has been at war over the development of several construction sites across Leipzig this year, setting two cranes on fire on October 3rd at a site run by the same company the 34-year-old female victim works for and causing an estimated ten million euros in damages.
According to police spokesman Loepki, the home invasion and assault is an entirely new tactic from the far-left extremists.
This is typical of how the left has waged war against anyone whom they do not like, people who are doing perfectly normal things like using a gas stove. They know that their opinions are unpopular so they use violence to try and get their way.