The most ignorant highly educated fools in history

This is from Campus Review: What Scott Morrison doesn’t get about most of the voting public. And what he doesn’t get is that they are ignorant fools. Here’s the text:

When now-Prime Minster Scott Morrison brought a lump of coal into parliament in 2017, pleading “don’t be afraid, don’t be scared, it won’t hurt you,” he made a critical error. That is, assuming he wants the Coalition to retain power at the next federal election.

That’s because to Generations X (b. 1961–81) and Y (b. 1981–96), which together comprise the largest segment of the voting public, combating climate change is their priority.

Australia’s generational spread, per 2016 Census data. Photo: ABC

This is a key finding of the University of Melbourne’s Life Patterns report, released this week.

The longitudinal study, which followed a cohort that left high school in 1991 and another that left in 2006, further revealed that although they both cared about minimising the use of coal, they did so for different reasons. Gen-Xers generally worried about their children’s health, whereas Gen-Yers tended to want to protect future generations.

Report co-author Dr Julia Cook, Research Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, explained how the researchers reached this conclusion.

“In 2017, we asked participants to nominate the three most important issues facing Australia.

“One major issue unites both generations: concerns about the environment and climate change …

“… Both groups consistently expressed grave concerns about the general lack of action towards climate change mitigation from the current government.”

Among Gen-Xers (now aged 43-44), women were almost twice as likely to think this than men, yet among Gen-Yers (now aged 28-29), men predominantly held this view, albeit by a slim margin: 40 per cent compared to 34 per cent.

“We’re not going to have air to breathe soon,” a mother living in a country town said.

A father living in a rural area was equally alarmed: “Climate change could ruin their [his children’s] lives and our governments are not acting.”

The other issues the groups aired tended to reflect their respective life stages. For instance, Gen-Yers were concerned about jobs and housing affordability, while Gen-Xers were anxious about the cost of living and education – a worry potentially exacerbated by Scott Morrison’s independent and Catholic schools funding announcement on Thursday.

I actually think this is reasonably accurate. These people will bring on a collapse of our civilisation – their civilisation – and never know what happened. And then by some coincidence, this was in The Oz today: Labor’s mining of millennials’ envy is a cynical ploy that may work. There you find:

Labor’s delusion that government is better able to order economic affairs than markets has cost Australian taxpayers tens of billion dollars over the decade. Its legacy includes unplanned and unwanted school buildings, the National Broadband Network, an unreliable and expensive electricity system and debt that will pass to the next generation, and possibly the one after that.

Yet Labor is doubling down. Bill Shorten is campaigning on the party’s least diluted socialist platform since Gough Whitlam. He promises intrusive government, and more steeply progressive tax. He will re-regulate the Labor market and hand back more power to the unions.

He will attack private health insurance and penalise self-funded retirees. He will throw more money at public schools and public health under the pretence of improving services.

He will resume subsidies to wind and solar farms, bringing more pain to consumers.

Economic freedom fighters like Uber and Airbnb will face a torrid time. Labor’s addiction to regulate, combined with the trade union movement’s determination to keep every worker within their grasp, will bring down the curtains on the sharing and gig economies.

Which sums up to this:

Labor’s politics of envy has a subliminal appeal to millennials. Winding back negative gearing or capital gains concessions for investors appeals to their grievances, even though its effect will be to tighten the rental property market on which most of them depend.

Higher education on demand has inflated career expectations for some. A significant proportion find themselves employed in jobs for which they are over-qualified, on paper at least.

The Opposition Leader is relying on these voters to get him home.

Mis-educated by design, perhaps, but with no actual knowledge – both among the teachers and the taught – the tragic result.

The Scottsboro boy

The sensibilities of the left are under constant recalibration depending on whatever might give them power at any particular moment. Situational ethics has nothing to do with it since there is nothing remotely ethical about how the left operates. The single most important American novel of the latter half of the twentieth century – based on how often it seems to have been assigned to high school students – was Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The story might have been a parable for our times up until the present, but that was then, this is now. All this is discussed here: Resisting a Lynch Mob. Let him explain:

The story is based on Lee’s childhood in rural Alabama during the 1930s. The narrator is six-year-old Jean Louise Finch. The protagonist is her father, Atticus, who is a small-town lawyer appointed by the court to represent Tom Robinson, a black man who has been charged with raping Mayella Ewell, a young white woman. Despite the community’s near universal condemnation, Atticus defends Tom in and out of court.

And, of course, the girl was lying about having been raped and the black man was falsely accused. So there was a time when one could have said in public that a woman might actually lie about rape. Not now, of course, but you could do it then. But there is an even older story that I grew up with, another famous story about a false rape accusation.

The Scottsboro Boys were nine African American teenagers, ages 13 to 20, accused in Alabama of raping two White American women on a train in 1931. The landmark set of legal cases from this incident dealt with racism and the right to a fair trial. The cases included a lynch mob before the suspects had been indicted, all-white juries, rushed trials, and disruptive mobs. It is commonly cited as an example of a miscarriage of justice in the United States legal system.

Once again, you cannot necessarily believe the woman. There might have been some reason to think CBF’s story is true, if it hadn’t happened 36 years ago; if the Democrats had no history of dredging up farfetched stories from the past to achieve an outcome that is plainly on the face of it unjust; if there were zero evidence that anything of the kind had ever happened; if none of the other people who were supposedly there at the time had any recollection of the moment; and if there is were any reason to have made a Federal case of it even if the events had actually happened.

Possibly worst of all, the incident, even if it had happened, trivialises the actual circumstances of rape. Trying to turn such an obvious untruth as the standard of he-said-she-said will make genuine cases more difficult to prosecute since the entire process becomes discredited. Beyond this, the use of a rape accusation that no one actually believes is true – and no one on either side does – degrades the political process into an anything-goes procedure in which politics is itself shown to be a conman’s game, rather than an institutional structure in which good governance through communal discussion is the process on which all sides can depend.

And if you want to read about how sick, scary and depraved a madhouse the left is making of America, try this: When Every Boy Is Guilty, Every Girl Becomes a Monster, followed by this: How to ‘Christine Blasey Ford-Proof’ Your Son.
Do you really think you can discuss things with these people? Reason with them? They are ideologically blinded and filled with hate. We need to protect ourselves as best we can, like against a typhoon. But there is no point in argument with people who have nothing to contribute to any conversation other than accusations and uncontrolled fury.


A quarter of American women think the accusations against Kavinaugh are credible

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The actual story has this as its heading: Poll: only a quarter of American women think the accusations against Kavinaugh are credible. It’s actually worse:

25 percent of women responding say that the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are credible, while 35 percent say that they haven’t heard enough to decide and 18 percent aren’t sure, according to a new poll from HuffPost/YouGov.

For men, there are less who are undecided: 28 percent say that they find the allegations credible, but 34 percent who say they are not credible. 29 percent of men haven’t heard enough and 10 percent aren’t sure.

The US may be a nation of gullible fools, but such is as it is. Sad and pathetic.

Reckless disregard

This business with the Supreme Court is like with global warming: there are just enough idiots around even in the parties of the right that everything must be done gently gently. And were not talking about voter-idiots. We mean elected-idiots, like actual Senators in the US or cabinet ministers in Australia, who have to be cajoled along so that they do not side with our enemies. A kind of round up from around the web on where we are with trying to get Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court. The left are wreckers with no idea the amount of damage they may cause but do this with reckless disregard about any of the consequences that are certain to follow, with the rule of law in jeopardy along with much else.

Fight roils already ugly political climate...
Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh's accuser...
Christine asks for ANOTHER day to make decision about testifying...
'If he becomes nominee, I'm moving to another country'...
Republicans decline to subpoena classmate, rejects other demands...
Lawyer Caught On Camera: 'Going To Resist'...
Wearing Socialist Power T-Shirt?
Memory's frailty may be playing role...
U.S. Marshals Probe Threats Against Kavanaugh Family...
Dems: We Already Know He's Guilty...


BELIEVE ALL WOMEN: Keith Ellison says his accuser fabricated domestic violence abuse  story, can’t be sure others won’t ‘cook up’ allegations. Related: Keith Ellison pounded about abuse at debate. Watch him blame accusers, say women can make things up! He’s co-chair of the Democratic Party. They’re allegedly investigating him, but they’re slow-walking it past the election. 


Women rally in support of Kavanaugh:
´We know the man, we know his heart´
Fox News, by Lauren Lee    Original Article
Dozens of female colleagues, classmates and friends of Brett Kavanaugh rallied in support of the embattled Supreme Court nominee on Friday, saying they don’t believe the sexual assault allegation against him. The women, who last week wrote a letter of support for Kavanaugh, spoke at a Washington press conference in front of a banner that blared “#IStandWithBrett.” “Brett stood out as the most responsible guy who treated us with kindness and respect,” said Megan McCaleb, a former classmate and longtime friend of Kavanaugh.


Booker on Kavanaugh: Delay and Destroy

The Circus is the Showtime series that touts a look inside Washington politics via hosts John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon. The current episode (season 3, episode 7) aired on September 16. The episode can be accessed online here if you jump through a few hoops. At around 23:00 it briefly takes up the Democrats’ efforts to delay and obstruct the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The episode does not linger over the proceedings; the Democrats seem to be playing a losing hand of no particular appeal for the crowd to whom the show caters.

McKinnon catches up with Senator Spartacus in the hallway outside the hearing room, before the emergence of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. We see this exchange:

McKinnon: You don’t think [Kavanaugh’s confirmation] is a done deal?

Booker: I’m going to hold on till the last minute because this is not done until the last vote is cast. And I’ll tell you right now: a lot more can come out. You never know.

And there you have it.


OK. But we shall see. At this stage, the only way the Republicans can screw this up is if Kavanaugh is not confirmed. But the fact is, even this is not beyond them.

Two years later you can see even more clearly how true this is

From 2016. And now from today.


Trump, who is in Las Vegas for various events, wrote: “Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.”


A modern Stalingrad over the credibility of the left

Or to be more American, this is a return to Gettysburg. Or for we in the British Empire, we are again at Waterloo. But however you slice it, this is where the left and the media have placed their credibility as fair judges and honest brokers. If Kavanaugh comes through unscathed, this will be a decisive defining moment that will be remembered and carry weight into the far far future.

From Anonymity of Academia to Center of Supreme Court Confirmation...
Feinstein Blames Media For Outing...
Committee Eyes Independent Lawyer For Questioning...
COKIE ROBERTS: She Made Her Choice. Now Talk...
Ford taps Obama, Clinton alum...
Celebs rally behind: 'We believe you'...
Classmate Recants: 'That It Happened Or Not, I Have No Idea'...
Claims of pushing, shoving ex-wife complicate Senator's opposition...
Cory Booker Admitted Teen Groping...
PAPER: 'Liberal totalitarianism'...
Dem mocks female senator about threats received: 'Boo hoo'...
FBI stuck in yet another political controversy...
Fury could weigh on Roberts court...
'Compelling Evidence' Will Exonerate Soon? 

AND LET ME CONTINUE WHERE I LEFT OFF: The worry is that the Republicans and the right in general are not ready to fight this one to the death, but there are signs there are. From Instanpundit plus a few more from the comments. The disgust which anyone with normal sensibilities feels about the left and their tactics will leave an aftershock that may last as long as the McCarthyist label. We’ll see, but it should. The left are deranged.

And a bit more from the comments.

Not to mention Paula Jones. Then there’s this:


And I hope you have been following the events surrounding the nomination of Keith Ellison in Minnesota. None of this is in the news but is everywhere on the right-side web.

“This is not a man that deserves this”

For someone who spent his life in business, the American President has the surest touch of any politician I have ever witnessed. If you ask me, he thinks Kavanaugh’s accuser is a liar and he is convinced that the process will make that evident to all. You should read this from end to end. It is a lesson on politics the like of which I have seldom seen before: Trump hints that he could DUMP Kavanaugh if accuser is ‘credible’ as he piles pressure on her to testify on Monday. The heading is accurate in its own way but also makes it seem that the President is distancing himself from support for his nominee. This gets closer to it:

Trump again said that he feels terribly for Kavanaugh and his family and pounced on Democrats for suppressing the negative information for weeks until it was nearly time to vote on the appointment.

Trump said Tuesday a news conference that a sex attack allegation against Kavanaugh is ‘shame’ and referred to the judge whose nomination is hanging on by a thread as a ‘great gentleman.’

‘I feel so badly for him that he’s going through this be honest with you. I feel so badly for him. This is not a man that deserves this,’ Trump told journalists.

The president pinned the blame for the 11th-hour chaos on Democrats, who he accused of resisting and obstructing his every move. He said he’d support an FBI prove into Kavanaugh’s accuser’s charge, except the law enforcement agency has said ‘that’s not what they do.’

The stakes are high, with the massive downside for the Democrats if she either refuses to testify or if she does demonstrates beyond argument that she had made it up out of whole cloth. A major potential teaching moment that will be lost on no one.

AND NOW THIS TO ADD TO ALL THE REST: A comment from an earlier thread.


Wednesday, September 19, 2018
WHY CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS WERE SCRUBBED: Faculty Approved Racism, Binge Drinking and Promiscuity

On Monday Sept. 17th, Christine Blasey Ford’s high school yearbooks suddenly disappeared from the web. I read them days before, knew they would be scrubbed, and saved them. Why did I know they would be scrubbed? Because if roles were reversed, and Christine Blasey Ford had been nominated for the Supreme Court by President Trump, the headline by the resistance would be this: