New directions in PC: LA backs fining companies for asking applicants about past crimes

New directions in PC: LA backs fining companies for asking applicants about past crimes, by Dakota Smith.

Businesses that ask a job applicant about his or her criminal history during the hiring process could be fined and forced to pay the applicant up to $500 under a new law being considered by city leaders. … Employers could also be hit with a $500 fine if they don’t cooperate with city investigators following a complaint.

Criminals and ex-criminals overwhelmingly vote left anyway, so there seems little need to shore up this part of the PC vote. Yet another move by the hi-lo alliance of the PC elite and their voters against the middle class.

Game of States

Game of States, by Steve Sailer.

“Britain today receives more immigrants in a single year than it did in the entire period from 1066 to 1950,” as Benjamin Schwarz recently observed…

Wow. More immigrants now in each year than in nearly 900 years.

What has ruined the E.U. is the ideological momentum of elites. Now that the public has twigged to the fact that globalism is basically a scam to allow those who would do pretty well in life anyway to do even better, the globalists have doubled down on their claims to be justified by their more advanced morality of universalism.

It’s amazing how far the politically correct and elites have gotten by just yelling “racist” at people.

[T]he contemporary globalist ordering of the world (in comparison with the postwar nationalist structure) is very good for the people at the top, and perhaps for those at the bottom (although they are more used as virtue-signaling totems by the ruling class), while it exploits those in the middle. This predation is then rationalized by arguing that the victims, the typical citizens, deserve their fate because they are evil.

The EU is now Germany’s:

Progressivism is a facade for rule by the strongest. Nationalism is still the way the world works. What ultimately matters in terms of political power is employing armed men to collect tax revenue. In Europe, the leading state at that is Germany, so Europe today is more or less run by the chancellor of Germany. …

Yet Merkel [by her unilateral admission of huge numbers of migrants] also revealed to the cynical that the E.U. had become to Germany what China and Indonesia were to Imperial Japan: The Greater North Europe Co-Prosperity Sphere. …

According to a E.U. poll, the percentage of E.U. voters citing immigration as one of the top two most pressing issues jumped from 10 percent in 2013 to almost 60 percent in 2015.

Why? Because the European Union proved worse than useless at defending Europe from the hegira of Merkel’s Muslims. The basic question of all politics is: Whose side are you on? In 2015, the European Union gave every indication of not being on the side of Europeans. Is it any surprise that British voters chose to exit in 2016? …

But, to a Brit, what was the point of 1939–1945 if a German chancellor still wound up ruling over Europe?

Trump Holds Big Lead Among White Voters

Trump Holds Big Lead Among White Voters, by John Hinderaker.

[T[he ABC News/Washington Post poll that came out on Sunday … showed Hillary Clinton pulling out to a 12-point lead over Donald Trump among registered voters, and therefore got a lot of play in the press. The poll is an outlier..

The PC media always tries to bluff the audience that their side is well ahead, so their opposition gives up or is demoralized. It usually turns out to be false.

[E]ven in this outlier poll, Trump holds a ten-point lead among white voters, 50%-40% (down from 57%-33% in May!). It is remarkable that even at his low ebb, Trump wins by a near landslide margin among white voters, a majority of the electorate. Not many years ago, that would have assured him of victory.

This explains a lot, especially the high level of racial conflict — which the Democrats need in order to stay electorally competitive.

This is why Democrats are so anxious to “fundamentally transform” the United States through mass immigration from Third World countries. …

This is why the Democrats seek every opportunity to stir up racial conflict. They need to keep minority voters constantly riled up and fearful of a phantom “racism.” The Democrats’ strategy, founded on a cynical exploitation of identity politics, explains the sharp decline in race relations now taking place in the U.S. Racial conflict suits the Democrats. In fact, they need it to have a chance of remaining competitive. This is the sad truth that, more than anything else, has brought our contemporary politics to such a low level.

UPDATE: Quniipiac poll: Democrat Hillary Clinton has 42 percent to Republican Donald Trump’s 40 percent, too close to call.

American voters are deeply divided along gender, racial, age and party lines. Women back Clinton 50 – 33 percent while men back Trump 47 – 34 percent.

White voters back Trump 47 – 34 percent. Black voters back Clinton 91 – 1 percent and Hispanic voters back her 50 – 33 percent. Voters 18 to 34 years old go Democratic 48 – 23 percent, while voters over 65 years old go Republican 51 – 35 percent.

It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses

It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses, by James Traub.

The Brexit has laid bare the political schism of our time. It’s not about the left vs. the right; it’s about the sane vs. the mindlessly angry. …

In the late 1960s, elites were in disarray, as they are now — but back then they were fleeing from kids rebelling against their parents’ world; now the elites are fleeing from the parents.

Extremism has gone mainstream. One of the most brazen features of the Brexit vote was the utter repudiation of the bankers and economists and Western heads of state who warned voters against the dangers of a split with the European Union. British Prime Minister David Cameron thought that voters would defer to the near-universal opinion of experts; that only shows how utterly he misjudged his own people.

The issue, at bottom, is globalization. Brexit, Trump, the National Front, and so on show that political elites have misjudged the depth of the anger at global forces and thus the demand that someone, somehow, restore the status quo ante.

Globalization? Maybe it’s Islam, the fury at our elites for being so stupid as to allow mass Islamic immigration, the elite always taking the Muslims side against us, denying the nature of Islam, and calling us racist. Just a thought.

And globalization means culture as well as economics: Older people whose familiar world is vanishing beneath a welter of foreign tongues and multicultural celebrations are waving their fists at cosmopolitan elites. I was recently in Poland, where a far-right party appealing to nationalism and tradition has gained power despite years of undeniable prosperity under a centrist regime. Supporters use the same words again and again to explain their vote: “values and tradition.” They voted for Polishness against the modernity of Western Europe.

You wish, but you are in denial. Say it: Islam. See the violent history of Islamic conquest. Check out the numbers.

Did I say “ignorant”? Yes, I did. It is necessary to say that people are deluded and that the task of leadership is to un-delude them. Is that “elitist”?

Funny. We find you elites unbearably ignorant and arrogant. Incompetent, corrupt and smug too. It’s all relative I suppose.

Ramadan Bombathon Scorecard – Day 23, 2016

Ramadan Bombathon Scorecard – Day 23, 2016. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed. Fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month is spent by Muslims fasting during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset. This year it runs from 6 June to 6 July inclusive — still a week to go.

Ramadan bombathon scorecard, day 23

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia.” We put that narrative to the test each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks, categorized by motive.

It’s far easier to act as if critics of Islam have a problem with Muslims as people than it is to accept the uncomfortable truth that Islam is different.

UPDATE here.

Abbas aide: ‘Wherever you see an Israeli, slit his throat’

Abbas aide: ‘Wherever you see an Israeli, slit his throat’, by Dov Lieber.

When asked what he thought about normalization with Israel and Palestinian officials taking part in Israeli conferences, Abu al-Einein [an adviser to Abbas on civil society organizations and a Fatah Central Committee member, Abbas is the President of the State of Palestine and Palestinian National Authority] said: “If you ask me my blunt position, I would say — every place you find an Israeli, slit his throat. Likewise, I am against talks, negotiations, meetings, and normalization in all its forms with the Israeli occupation.”

Abu al-Einein has been an outspoken critic of Israel, supporting violence and praising terrorism against Israelis. In 2013, five US congressmen wrote to Abbas to ask him to fire Abu al-Einein over his praise of terrorism, but the PA president refused, arguing he was an elected official. Israel has consistently complained that the PA backs terror and incites its citizens to carry out attacks.

You know whose side the PC crew are on. Always the religion of peace.

Nigel Farage has tapped into a volcano of fury over immigration – and it’s not stopped erupting yet

Nigel Farage has tapped into a volcano of fury over immigration – and it’s not stopped erupting yet, by Philip Johnston.

A sizeable proportion of the 17 million who voted Leave did so because they wanted to get back to what they thought we had joined in the first place, a Common Market of free, independent nations, not a fledgling superstate able to interfere in our laws and politics. They want the UK to disengage from the political structures but not the free trade area.

But the victory for Brexit was actually delivered with the votes of those who don’t like immigration. These were Farage’s people. They took Leave over the line. And they did so with the connivance of the official Vote Leave campaign that held its nose and cannot now disavow this truth.

The Brexit referendum is not legally binding and the MPs could ignore it.

But what is constitutionally possible is politically improbable. More likely, because this could secure a majority in Parliament and stop the UK cracking up, is that we leave the political bits of Europe and stay in the single market, perhaps by joining the EEA.

This might entail a deal on immigration, possibly a return to the original Common Market idea of free movement of labour, not of people. But our erstwhile EU partners would need to agree to change the rules; and it will mean seriously disappointing those who voted Leave thinking they would stop immigration outright. They will be angry. And where will they turn? We haven’t heard the last of Nigel Farage.

He’s quite correct that while the issue of independence and democracy was probably decided by the Brexit vote, what to do on immigration has barely begun to be decided.

Boris Johnson only candidate who can ensure Tories will win next General Election, polling suggests

Boris Johnson only candidate who can ensure Tories will win next General Election, polling suggests, by Steven Swinford.

Boris Johnson is the only candidate for the Tory leadership who has enough support from ordinary voters to ensure the Conservatives win the next general election, private polling shows.

Betting has Teresa May (a Remainer) leading at 2.20, Johnson at 2.50, and everyone else at least 9.0. Most of the Tories in Parliament are Remainers.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Woman wins $10,000 judgment against Microsoft for forced Windows 10 upgrade

Woman wins $10,000 judgment against Microsoft for forced Windows 10 upgrade, by Joel Hruska.

The Seattle Times reports that Teri Goldstein, of Sausalito, California, sued Microsoft after a failed Windows 10 upgrade left her system performing poorly, prone to crashing, and reportedly unusable for multiple days. … Goldstein reached out to Microsoft customer service to attempt to resolve her issues, but filed suit against the company once it failed to resolve her problems. Her $10,000 figure reflected estimated lost compensation as well as the cost of a new system.

We Leavers are not racists, bigots, or hooligans – no matter what the bitter broadcasters say

We Leavers are not racists, bigots, or hooligans – no matter what the bitter broadcasters say, by Daniel Hannan.

Since the vote, Remainers have been lashing out like frustrated toddlers. If you voted Leave, you’re a bigot, a hooligan, a thug.

I’m not just talking about social media. I’m talking about much of the broadcasting establishment. Interviewers start from the proposition that Leavers are either racists themselves or cynical manipulators of racism.

For what it’s worth, polls consistently showed that Leave’s top issue, by a long way, was democracy. Immigration was a distant second and, even among those citing immigration, few wanted or expected that there would be zero settlement from Europe. What they wanted – and what we will be in a position to deliver when we leave – was control. Parliament will decide who comes here and on what terms. How much free movement of labour we retain will be up to us.

In the past 24 hours, I have twice had it put to me on air that I am responsible for hate crimes. …

Seriously? Those of us who argued for a global Britain, looking further than one declining trade bloc, are responsible for hatred? I have have spent months campaigning, not only alongside Britons of Commonwealth backgrounds, but alongside many people of Continental origin who have clocked Brussels for the remote oligarchy it is. Are we all racists?

That’s nothing. I’ve been called a racist for opposing the carbon dioxide theory of global warming. Anyone who opposes the PC elite is called “racist.” Get used to it. And feel free to point out to the PC crew that yelling “racist” and “Nazi” is not an argument.

hat-tip Stephen Neil

Excerpts from a speech by David Archibald

Excerpts from a speech by David Archibald, campaigning for the Federal seat of Curtin in Western Australia:

Plato said that the penalty that good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. …

Malcolm Turnbull recently invited some Muslims to dine at Kirribilli House and allowed them to bring their own china because they wouldn’t eat of anything that might have touched the lips of ordinary Australians. …

Arab News … carries a photo of [Julie Bishop] handing over a cheque for $1 million to the Islamic Museum of Australia. Like Malcolm Turnbull, she is a quisling – ever eager to sell our country out for a handful of votes. …

One ironic thing about the Lindt Café murders is that the eastern suburbs of Sydney elite, who think that diversity is so wonderful and who do their best to force it on the rest of us, were on the receiving end of some diversity and didn’t live through the experience …

Don’t weep for the people who loathe Australia as it is, and by that I mean people like some of those in the eastern suburbs of Sydney who force haters on the people of western Sydney. They think that importing a culture of haters is fine and dandy. The loathing for Australia by the major parties is bipartisan. …

There is Liberal and Labor support for stuff that is completely repulsive. [Under] the Safe Schools program concocted by Labor but brought in by the Liberals … eleven year olds are told to imagine they are sixteen and in a homosexual relationship. Nothing could be bettered designed to cause human misery, and so it will. …

Take the current crop of seventeen Liberal members of Parliament from Western Australia. Of those seventeen, five are childless female lawyers. Lawyers … are 0.25% of the population and the childless female ones are possibly one tenth of that number… Of the rest of the contingent of seventeen, two are homosexuals and I have seen both of them with young Asian boyfriends, not that there’s anything wrong with that… But that means that a full 40% of the WA Liberal politicians we have sent to Canberra have never changed a nappy, so to speak. … No wonder they have no grip on how the world works, what’s good, what’s bad, or what matters. …

Brexit: dumping Corbyn will not solve Labour’s crisis

Brexit: dumping Corbyn will not solve Labour’s crisis, by Melanie Phillips. The party is utterly out of touch with its core voters, as last week’s Brexit vote plainly showed.

Corbyn is not the fundamental problem. [The soft left] are. …

People care most about national self-government when their interests depend upon how their country is run. Metropolitan liberals, whose life chances and cultural aspirations are global, can afford to be liberal internationalists. They can afford to posture in favour of unlimited immigration, multiculturalism and lifestyle choice while disdaining tradition, patriotism and the nation.

By contrast, working-class communities with fewer global opportunities and limited choices rely heavily upon strong bonds of attachment to their neighbourhood and upon the country that shapes that neighbourhood. …

When communism collapsed, the Left transferred its revolutionary ambitions from economics to culture. The nation, presumed to be inherently exclusive and racist, was trumped by transnational institutions and values such as the EU or human rights law. … Mass immigration, multiculturalism and the “reconstituted” or “blended” family became tenets of progressivism.

Tony Blair cemented this thinking into the Labour Party. By splicing social liberalism with the free market, he could mask the fact that the collapse of socialism had wiped out the Labour Party’s radical raison d’etre. …

The Labour Party, he said, had junked Methodism for Marx and was destroying community and working-class solidarity. He was all too correct. Working-class communities bore the brunt of family disintegration, the collapse of education standards and the impact of mass immigration.

At the very heart of Labour’s greatest electoral triumph, the three-term Blair/Brown administration, lay the shattering of the bond with its core voters.

In three decades of writing about Britain’s culture wars, I watched the forces that were taking aim at traditional values win every single battle. Until last Thursday.

[The people] were voting to take back control of their nation, not just from the EU but also from the Islington dinner-party set.

The Labor Party has failed and must reform, drastically:

The Brexit vote has provoked Labour’s current crisis; but to resolve it requires an honesty and insight that plainly elude a party that still holds its own voters in such contempt. If Labour is to survive it would have to do far more than dump Corbyn. It would have to renounce virtually everything for which it stands. …

[The soft left] were utterly shocked when their core voters in the northern industrial heartlands voted en masse for Brexit. These voters may well now defect en masse to the UK Independence Party.

hat-tip David Archibald