By showing a lost German U-boat off the French coast, the BBC shows that ocean levels have not risen worth a shit since the boat sank. Otherwise, the coastline and all surrounding communities without ties to Al Gore would have surely drowned by now.
The following article is definitive proof that right-wing, conservative men and women live ‘somewhere else’ and are not responsible for liberal progressive problems. Stop blaming us.
- Donald Trump won 49.9% of the popular vote, 304 electoral votes, and 85% of American communities. (Think 12 districts of ‘The Hunger Games’)
- Hillary Clinton won 50.1% of the popular vote, 227 electoral votes, and 15% of American communities. (Think Capital of ‘The Hunger Games’)
- This article uses the data from the Uniform Crime Reports from 47 states and Washington D.C.
- Broward County, Florida overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton.
The Accepted Paradigm:
The current narrative of modern American journalism and American society is conservative, right-wing, white males are primarily responsible for social violence. We are the owners of the assault style rifles, we are the militias, we are the NRA. Right wing, white men are responsible for the suppression of women, blacks, undocumented aliens, and commit the majority of mass shootings. The liberal progressive movement needs to resist our antiquated, repressive social mores, and fight for a more tolerant, diverse, loving, and safe society. It is time to rise up and fight the power! Thank God for the NEA, the molders of young minds!
The New Internet Counter-claim:
Following the 2016 Presidential Election, some clever internet wonks compared a recent map of the worst places in America for violent crime and murder, to those jurisdictions that supported Hillary Clinton. Any 4th grade student could look at the two maps and surmise that liberal progressives are much more violent and murderous than right-wing conservatives. Any adult can look out the window to see May-Day protesters, Antifa protesters, Black Lives Matter protesters and the Occupy movement throwing bricks through windows, assaulting police officers and lighting cars on fire, and shrug. Duh! Of course libs are violent. What police officer would want to serve and protect these d-bags? Lefty entertainers are mean spirited, and lefty journalists are quite callous with those they dislike. So what, exactly, is the shock that Hillary’s supporters have a higher propensity for crime than conservative Americans?
In Steps Snopes.com, THE FACT CHECKER:
Snopes is our internet lie detector. Amid accusations of left-leaning bias, Snopes received a double thumbs-up from factcheck.org for accuracy in 2009 and again in 2018. Snopes put Chicago based Dan “I will set it right” Evon on the case. Dan, a seasoned researcher and community organizer as well as myth debunker, opened his laptop and did not rest until the facts of the matter were laid bare for America. Were American liberal progressives really the source of much of America’s social violence and murders? Or was this just another vast right-wing conspiracy out to discredit the Clintons? Dan would dig up the truth, no matter. Minutes went by as he furiously queried Google Home, SIRI and ALEXA. His furrowed brow glistened with sweat. He took a swig of orange soda… a second bite of his gluten-free, vegan PBJ. He felt the new claim simply had to be wrong. Liberals smoke lots of pot. They are peace-loving. They are not a bunch of drunk Irishmen brawling in the Boston streets at 2AM! And, Shazam, the answer revealed itself to Dan Evon in prophetic form…
Then Chicago Dan rated the maps and the claim that lib-progs create violence in society as FALSE!
Snopes and Dan Evon are simply another outlet of FAKE NEWS:
Call it the arrogance of the lazy. I found the maps compelling and obvious. It was a ‘no shit, Sherlock’ moment. When Snopes, THE FACT CHECKER, came down against the maps, I was floored, so I spent the last several months combing through every state’s Uniform Crime Report and collated nearly 20,000 data points (it was really tedious) comparing per capita violent crimes, per capita murders, and voter outcomes of nearly 3,000 counties, parishes, independent cities and districts. The results made me laugh for nearly ten minutes.
The 2016 Presidential Election cleanly divided America into a red half and a blue half.
American states are divided into over three thousand unique communities with their own unique socioeconomic identities. For example, while the rest of America sees the state of Oregon as a reliable liberal progressive state, once you leave Portland, the rest of the state is fairly conservative. Lots of farming, hunting, fishing and guns. Portland may make the liberal laws and elect the liberal politicians, but most of Oregon is some shade of red. Every state is like this… a complex society filled with diverse communities. If we treat each community as an individual personality, we can start to assess the effectiveness of each community in reducing violence in their local culture, and possibly apply those lessons to American cultures that are failing… like Dan Evon’s home city of Chicago.
For many years the Federal Government has requested all states to complete a Uniform Crime Report for the FBI so that crime trends can be studied. These reports are supposed to be a public resource. Some states, like Texas, do a stellar job, some states, like Mississippi and North Carolina, do such a poor job the data is useless, and some states, like Colorado, make you work for it. For the most part, I used 2016 data, but a few states were a year behind and I had to use their 2015 reports. Alaska, due to its remote location and dispersed population, is treated as a single data point rather than trying to break into several communities.
In the end, I broke down over 2900 communities in 47 states plus Washington D.C. For each community, I tabulated it as either RED, or BLUE, % votes for Trump, % votes for Clinton, overall violence rate per 100,000 in population, total murders, murder rate per 100,000, average murders per community classification, and compared those numbers to America’s overall per capita rates.
Here are the results:
- The 438 communities that supported Hillary Clinton victimized themselves to the tune of 10,390 murders and a violent crime rate of 373.8 per 100,000 in population.
- The 2,483 communities that supported Donald Trump had only 5,146 murders and a violent crime rate of 219.4 per 100,000 in population.
- The 694,000 citizens of Washington D.C., America’s most liberal community, has 139 murders in 2016.
- The most conservative 76 counties in America, spread over 15 states, representing about 554,000 of America’s most conservative citizens, had only 20 murders in 2016.
- The median murder rate for U.S. counties is 0 (yes, zero). Over half of American counties, simply did not have a single homicide in 2016. Baltimore’s murder rate is 54 per 100,000.
- The median for total murders per county for U.S. counties is also 0. Los Angeles had 622.
- The median violent crime rate in the U.S. is approximately 203 per 100,000 in population. St. Louis, MO is 1703 per 100,000.
- The median violent crime rate in counties that supported Trump is 181 per 100,000.
- The median violent crime rate in counties that supported Clinton is 322 per 100,000.
- The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nik Cruz, is a product of progressive thinkers.
Sorry, Mr. Evon, you just laid an egg. I. D. 10. T. What other FACTS have you been FAKING?
But Why Are Liberal Do-gooders Prone to Violence?
Maybe it is a lack faith in a higher authority. Maybe it is a belief that the end justifies the means. Maybe it is a lack of respect for law enforcement and the rule of law in general. Maybe it is a belief that entitlements and income redistribution will save the world. Maybe it is their cultural inability to judge right from wrong, good from bad, and sick from healthy. Maybe it is their permissive attitudes tolerating, even teaching, bad behavior. I can only guess what the defining philosophical traits will be in the end. Someone else can open that can of worms.
Over the last six-plus years I have researched and written a number of important articles debunking Fake News fallacies that America’s left-wing, progressive media, social activists and political leaders continue to perpetuate.
- Having the right to bear arms increases the risk of a violent death.
- Guns are responsible for America’s high suicide rate.
- White men are responsible for most of America’s mass shootings.
- Marijuana is perfectly safe.
- Freedom of Religion is not under attack by the progressive movement.
None of these urban legends are true. They simply get repeated over and over by a lot by leaders and journalists in service of their own political and social agendas. Coming soon, I will show you what is happening in communities that have embraced these false teachings, and compare them to communities that have rejected modern, liberal progressivism. Check back soon.
I do not use Facebook. I dislike the company and would never agree to their terms of service. There is a long-standing rule on the internet that, if it is free to you, you are the product. It is the same with broadcast television and radio, and if you think the paltry sum you pay for your newspaper subscription cover the cost of production, you are mistaken. Advertisers pay for our eyes and ears, they target our demographics, and blast us with adverts in hopes of selling us everything imaginable. That is the game.
Here is the bottom line. We need air to breath, food, water and shelter. We need energy. We need transportation, whether it is our two feet, a horse, a car, or a bus. We need reliable means of communication. Telephones and internet access are necessary in our society. These are all things we “need.” NO ONE NEEDS FACEBOOK.
Facebook serves no real need or purpose. It is a toy. It is an insidious toy, but it remains a toy. It is not a public utility, an investment bank, or a drug manufacturer. Facebook does not manufacturer anything. It is just a public forum where people voluntarily sign away the copyright of the their lives in what amounts to a very public Christmas letter they update every day. Deep down inside, every adult user knows what Facebook is, and they accept the terms of service in exchange for the fancy toy. If you are suddenly having a crisis of conscience, delete your account. You might go through withdrawal, but that just means you are an internet junkie. Zuck is not to blame. He is just running a business, and you agreed to the terms of service.
Hillary Clinton, the long-suffering loser of the 2008 presidential primary and the 2016 presidential election cannot bring herself to stop campaigning. She recently published a new book, What Happened, where she dishes out blame for her failed candidacy. More fake news, I am afraid. Clinton lost because she is the worst Democratic candidate the party has put forth in my lifetime. For Pete’s sake, Donald Trump beat her! If that is not an indictment of her lack of moral character and ability to lead the greatest nation on Earth, I do not know what is. She lost because of who she is. There is no where else to lay the blame.
Hillary Clinton received less than 50% of the vote in about 87% of American counties. There are several counties in Idaho, Utah and Texas where she actually finished third in the voting, behind the likes of Gary Johnson and Evan McMullin. Of all that, the funniest indictment of Clinton’s character is her failure to garner a majority in any of America’s nine Clinton Counties. Too damn funny!
Clinton County, NY, 52.6% of voters picked someone else, anyone else.
Clinton County, IA, 55.3% of voters said “No way!” to Hillary.
Clinton County, MI, 59.3% of voters rejected her.
Clinton County, PA, 69.5% could not stomach the idea of Hillary as President.
Clinton County, MO, 74.8% pulled the lever for someone else.
Clinton County, IN, 71.7% of voters thought Donald Trump was a better candidate.
Clinton County, IL, Trump thumped Clinton 71.8% to 22.8%.
Clinton County, OH, Trump garnered 74.4% of the vote.
Clinton County, KY, only 12.3% of the voters thought Hillary would be better for America than Donald Trump. Ouch!
I give Millennials a hard time, no doubt. A certain segment of that generation absolutely wastes too much time and too many opportunities playing video games, trolling social media and surfing the internet for useless ephemera. Money burns a hole in their debit cards and they are often the antithesis of “savers.” In the end, however, as a recent reader very bluntly pointed out to me, us old folks have set them up to fail. Yes, needing a ‘safe place’, having extreme ‘micro aggression’ angst and playing Pókemon Go have put a royal bullseye on their arses, but that is simply a matter of immaturity. Like we all did, Millennials will eventually grow up.
The real issue is how previous generations have screwed Millennials out of their inheritance. From education and housing costs to the crippling national debt, their future is really grim. Whether you want to blame capitalist greed, or the big spending and insane policies of progressive, libtard politicians, our current Ponzi economic scheme has screwed our children. A former Millennial coworker of mine, who made the classic Millennial mistake of getting a college degree in “Useless Studies” found herself working for my company for barely above minimum wage. Setting aside her poor judgement at age 18 (mine was no better), she was quite eloquent about her generation’s hopes for the future, and they were quite without hope at all.
In our lives, the average person in industrial, first-world countries, will make four major purchases.
I attended Oregon State University from 1984 to 1990. The sum total of my six years, including summer lodgings was $36,000, or $78,000 in 2018 dollars. I graduated with $2,000 in loans. I paid that off real quick.
The 2018 cost for six years at OSU is about $180,000, or $82,000 in 1987 dollars. Had I paid today’s prices (time and inflation adjusted, of course), I would have graduated with a stifling $46,000 in loans. $600/month!
In order to be flexible enough to get a good job, get married, and have a family, you need reliable transportation. In 1990 a base Ford Explorer cost about $20,000, or $38,000 in 2018 dollars. Today, a base Ford Explorer will run you about $34,000. Whew! At least cars still cost about the same.
We bought our first house, a little 1100 square-foot ranch, for $67,000 in 1991. For now set aside the fact that, had I been paying student debt to the tune of $600/month, we could not have afforded a $700/month house payment. Today, that same little ranch house, according to Zillow, sells for about $360,000, or $180,000 in 1991 dollars. $180,000 would have bought us a mansion in 1991! Today it buys a cracker box. Interest rates were high back then, 9.5%, so the payment on $180,000 would have been $1,400/month. Even at today’s rates, the payment would be $800/month in 1991 dollars. That is simply not affordable.
Even my generation, GenX, cannot rely on Social Security and Medicare to provide more than token support in retirement. Millennials are going to have to foot their entire bill. They already owe a $60,000 piece of a growing national debt, inherited from their parents, so their ability to save for retirement is ham-strung from the time they graduate high school. If a married couple cannot manage to save one million or more dollars, adjusted for inflation, by age 65, their retirements will be quite spartan.
Lets do a simple Millennial vs GenX life cost comparison adjusted to 2018 dollars.
-Six years at Oregon State University, with student loans at 8% over 10 years.
-First car a base Ford Explorer with GenX loan 8% and Millennial loan 4% over 5 years.
-First house 1100 square foot ranch, Beaverton, Oregon, with GenX initial mortgage 9% and Millennial initial mortgage 4.5% over 30 years.
-Everything 100% financed.
OSU 6 years………………………….$180,000…………………..$78,000
Annual debt payment…………….$55,836………………….$31,656
Average College Grad Wage….$50,000………………….$48,800
This means, for every year of our adult lives, age 24 to 64, GenXers get the equivalent of an extra $23,000 to spend or save. Unfortunately for you Millennials, the majority of us spent it. Today, 64 year-old married couples average about $170,000 saved for retirement. Take out the handful of super-savers who raised the curve, and the 64 year-old median retirement savings drops to $17,000. Most GenXers will be mostly broke when they retire. Sure, you can jiggle the numbers a bit to change the outcome a little, but the underlying issue remains. Millennials, young adults in their 20’s and early 30’s, will have to overcome unprecedented financial obstacles if they are to achieve the American dream. Their parents are broke and the Millennials are submerged in debt. It will be as great an American trial as the Great Depression was a century ago. While today we see Millennials as hypersensitive, wasteful slackers, I bet their grandchildren will see them as hard-nosed misers. Unfortunately, the Millennial road from slacker to miser will be a rough and lean path. The sooner Millennials stop whining and adopt a more ascetic lifestyle, the better.
In my opinion…
I see the greatest threat to the Trump presidency as the left-wing political apparatus that is hell-bent on undermining his ability to move America forward… to the point of violating the rule of law, their oaths of office, and their professional integrity, all for the sake forcing their will on unwilling citizens.
What I see as the second greatest threat is the citizenry of the District of Columbia. Virtually every man and woman who resides in D.C. voted for Clinton. From the beat-cops, to the fry cooks, to the thousands of federal employees who live and work in D.C., 92.3% support Clinton’s left-wing progressive agenda and hate President Trump. That is over 260,000 people against less than 12,000 Trump supporters. That means our duly elected president will likely meet passive-aggressive subordinates at every turn who will carry out his orders in a lackluster fashion. That is one hell of a swamp.