Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Emory University Professor Says We (Whites) Are All Racists

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Campus Reform

Photo of
George Yancy
(Emory faculty profile photo)

Of all the "white privilege" screeds I have heard in recent years, this is about the silliest. It comes from an Emory University professor named George Yancy, and in this piece, he asks us white folks to admit that we are all racists. Campus Reform has the report.

"The letter, according to Yancy, was inspired by a series of 19 interviews he conducted with various public intellectuals on the topic of race, including well-known philosophers such as Peter Singer, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West."

(Three dopes.)

I don't wish to rehash the same things I have said in the past about America's racial history except to say that we do acknowledge the evils of slavery and segregation and have taken major steps to correct those injustices and educate our youth about them. This guy Yancy, however, is trying to make a point about virtually all white people. To stereotype an entire people by applying  a fill-in-the-blank-"ist" to them is racist in itself. In addition, it is just plain silly. That it comes from a university educator is doubly troubling-but hardly surprising.

Maybe Professor Yancy should examine his own racial attitudes as he has his gende

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"Cultural Appropriation" at Oberlin (Food Fight)

Gary Fouse

A food fight erupted at Oberlin College in Ohio last month. It seems that some students (mostly Asian or Asian-American) were not pleased at the campus cafeteria's attempt to serve Asian food. Not authentic, they claimed. (What else is new?) So now, we have a case of "cultural appropriation" to deal with-a micro-aggression, if you will.)

First of all, at the risk of stereotyping (a micro-aggression in itself) , I am a little saddened to find that some Asian-American students are jumping on the political correctness bandwagon. At UC Irvine, where I teach part-time, about half of the student body is Asian-American. For the most part, they don't join in the silly reindeer games that go on. They are too busy studying and enjoying their campus experience with more traditional pursuits.

At any rate, as one who has lived and traveled extensively overseas, and as one who appreciates all kinds of foreign cuisines, I appreciate how hard is to get authentic food (and beer) outside of the country of origin. For example, if you happen to be in Europe, I do not recommend trying any Thai or Chinese restaurants even if you can find them. The same thing goes for the US. If you want really good Chinese food, I recommend Chinatown in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York. Mexican food? East LA or Santa Ana, California. Authentic German beer? The only place I know is the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. They ship it directly from the parent Hofbrauhaus in Munich in barrels. Having lived in Italy, I have yet to experience the real thing in any Italian restaurant in the US.

Matter of fact, we just returned from a week's vacation at a plush resort in Puerto Vallarta. (That's in Mexico for all you UC Santa Cruz  Community Studies and History of Consciousness majors.) One night the main dining room featured Asian night with Chinese and Japanese dishes. There were also two restaurants there that featured Continental fare. Too bad the poor students of Oberlin weren't there. They would have seen a true case of cultural appropriation gone horribly bad. (The Mexican food, on the other hand, was excellent.)

By the way: If you are an American traveling abroad, I don't recommend trying a hamburger. You will be very disappointed. You should not, however, complain you are a victim of cultural appropriation. You know where they will tell you to go.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: If you are in Ohio and expect authentic Chinese food, you are out of luck. But you are not a victim of anything.

Friday, December 11, 2015

San Bernardino: Did Obama Tell NSC and FBI to Downplay Terror Angle?

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Daily Caller

A source has told Daily Caller that when the San Bernardino shooting took place, President Obama instructed the National Security Council and the FBI to downplay the Islamic terrorist angle.

This is hardly surprising if true. It is part of the pattern Obama has set for 7 years ever since he entered the White House.

Once police entered the site of the San Bernadino massacre they got enough information to set their sights on the Redlands address where Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik resided. By the time the two killers were both shot to death in a police shootout, it was clear to law enforcement what this was. Farook's name was picked up by someone monitoring a police scanner and eventually, he was officially identified. The FBI subsequently announced that this was a terrorism case. Meanwhile, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been stressing her concern over Islamophobia. As far as she, Obama and White House press spokesman Josh Earnest are concerned, the talking points are that there is no evidence that they were part of a larger terrorist cell-whatever that means. Oh yes. Obama is screaming for more gun control.

I have a lot of faith in the FBI and its director, James Comey. They are over-stretched and doing yeoman work under impossible circumstances, Yet, they are hampered by a president who acts like he doesn't care how many Americans are killed by Islamic terrorists right here in the US. As for the new attorney general, the book is still out on her. She was respected during her tenure as US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn). She is certainly an improvement over the corrupt Eric Holder. Yet, we will have to see how she performs under the direction of Obama.

The next year cannot pass quickly enough until Barack Obama is out of office. I believe the correct term would be criminal negligence.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Obama's Address to the Nation: Nothing New

Gary Fouse

It was fitting that President Obama said something to the nation after the San Bernardino attacks. This was the worst Islamic attack since 9-11  in terms of deaths. After virtually years of disengagement, he had to come out and say something. The problem is he said nothing new.

Obama told us of all the things we are doing in concert with the mysterious coalition of 65 countries. The problem is that what he is doing has proved ineffectual. He talked about taking out ISIS oil tankers. The fact of the matter is that we have refrained from attacking oil wells and trucks controlled by ISIS due to-get this- environmental concerns. After all, if we blow up an oil well, it might contribute to (gasp) Climate Change.

Obama also mentioned getting the Turks to close their border with Syria. Really? The Turkish-Syrian border is wide open because Turkey wants to buy oil controlled by ISIS, and of course, Western fighters heading to Iraq or Syria to join ISIS transit through Turkey-a country that is supposed to be a NATO ally.

So what it all comes down to is business as usual. We are conducting air strikes-except that most of our bombers return to base without dropping their bombs due to the Commander in Chief's insistence that there be no civilian casualties.

Of course, the President wants to crack down on gun sales so that the next victims will be unarmed when terror strikes in an American city. He asked why should people on a no-fly list be allowed to buy guns. Fair enough except I would ask why people on a no-fly list are walking around our country to begin with, and what about those reports that DHS actually has a couple of dozen employees who are on the no-fly list?

Go figure.

Finally, it was right and proper that the President warned Americans not to react against innocent American Muslims, but it should be noted that since 9-11, the American people have shown remarkable restraint with a few minor exceptions. We know how not to blame innocent people for the crimes of others.

That notwithstanding, the President needs to understand that there are threats roaming around in our country, and those threats will increase dramatically if he goes through with his plans to admit refugees from the Syrian war. We simply do not know who these people are. Though Tashfeen Malik was not a refugee, her admittance into the US shows that our immigration system is not functioning.

All in all, it was a disappointing speech by the President, but it was totally expected. He is driven by a radical leftist ideology that is hurting this country greatly.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Climate Change Trumps Terror in Paris

Gary Fouse

How's this for a high carbon footprint?

The atmosphere in Paris this week must be absolutely surreal. Two weeks after the deadly attacks by ISIS in Paris, the city is now host to world leaders discussing the REAL THREAT to life as we know it-Climate Change. After all, can't they see the leaves turning brown in the Tuileries?

And no surreal atmosphere would be complete without the presence of President Obama, who repeated his mantra that there could be no greater rebuke to terrorism than to go ahead with this inane conference of world leaders, some promising to turn over billions of dollars to the other world leaders who came with their hands out.

And not to be outdone, the anarchists of the world showed up to trample all over the candles set out on the Place de la Republique to honor the dead, get themselves sprayed by water cannons, and get arrested.

ISIS must be laughing.

Meanwhile, the US media is reporting opinions as facts as they trumpet Climate Change. The Orange County Register is devoting virtually all of page three today to articles about the conference that should be in their opinion section.

"World Leaders Gather to Try to Save Earth"

"I've come here personally, as the leader of the world's largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it," Obama told the conference."

Imagine, our president (not the leader of the world's largest economy) PERSONALLY went to Paris to once again apologize for America. And don't think that the leader of the world's largest emitter (China) is promising anybody in Paris anything.

And of course, the same evening Obama emitted those now-famous words, he and his colleagues were seen dining in one of Paris' most expensive eateries. ( I didn't know there was more than one way to mash peas.)  But what about the rest of us at home who will have to foot the bill for all these agreements while trying to defend ourselves from Islamic terrorists?

We can always eat cake, right Michelle?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Who Needs a Safe Space on Campus?

Gary Fouse

This article first appeared in Eagle Rising.

From coast to coast, there are new buzz words on our college campuses; triggering, micro-aggression, macro-aggression, and safe spaces to name a few. Led by the University of Missouri, campuses all over the nation are in turmoil due to perceived slights, real or imagined. University administrators are resigning or walking around in sack cloth and ashes apologizing to their student body for failing to take "sufficient action". In short, the inmates are now running the institutions.

So now certain groups are demanding more of their own in the study body as well as faculty. They want millions of dollars to be spent on academic centers to study and glorify their own groups.

And they want "safe spaces", places where only they can gather  and feel safe from the hostility and storm clouds that hover over their campus. As yet, they have not demanded moats and guard towers around these safe spaces, but that will come in due time.

Our universities have returned to a level of insanity not seen since the 1960s. Perhaps, I shouldn't even include the 1960s because that was my generation, and it could be claimed that student unrest existed over serious issues like the Civil Rights Movement, more rights for women, and of course. the Vietnam war.

And what are the issues today on campus? For one, there is the Israel-Palestinian conflict, an issue that hardly affects students' lives. Another is sexual assault, which would have more legitimacy if universities would address the problem of binge drinking, which is the biggest causative factor. That seems to be taboo, however.

At this point, I must state in the interest of full disclosure that there is one group of students that I view as being at risk on campus; that would be the Jewish students. Yet, while many have spoken out about anti-Semitism on campus, I don't hear them asking for a "safe space", however. They are asking that their respective universities address the problem. Swastikas appearing on campus is clearly unacceptable.

However, creating a safe space for Jewish students is not a solution. Like every other student, one cannot remain in one spot on campus all day, every day. That is why the idea of safe spaces is silly on its face.

The University of Missouri case is the one drawing the most national attention. As best I can figure out, a white man came onto campus after having a few too many drinks, wandered onto some protest event, and was heard throwing out the n-word as he was led away. Nobody is defending that. I also understand some students at Mizzou have displayed the Confederate flag out of their dorm windows. I understand why black students are uncomfortable with that. What I don't get is why the entire school has to be turned upside down. I am not convinced that Mizzou is a racist institution.

If I knew that black students on campuses were being insulted, harassed, or assaulted as they walked around campus, I would be totally sympathetic. I don't see that, however. A few isolated incidents does not mean a university is racist or hostile to minority students. Instead, universities are having to deal with "micro-aggressions" and "macro-aggressions".

Gay students often complain of harassment. If true, it must be condemned. Call me naive, but campuses, with all their faults, are hardly intolerant toward racial minorities and gays. On the contrary, they bend over backwards to try and make them feel welcome.

Are we really doing students-especially minority students- any favors by coddling them this way? I say no. We owe them equal treatment. Anything less is insulting and fails to prepare them for the real world, where there are no safe spaces and aggressions happen all the time, both micro and macro. (Please don't ask me to define them.)

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the fact that the group most demonized on campus is-you guessed- white folks. They are "privileged" and must be made to confront that privilege, admit it, and accept whatever is said by the benighted "students of color".  And don't think that it is just minorities that spout that nonsense. There are plenty of white students and leftie professors who say it all the time. (No, they have yet to ask for  a safe space although I just read of some sort of White Students Association being established at the University of Illinois.)

Of course, one cannot point the finger at spoiled students without including the role of their faculty enablers. From the time they set foot into a humanities classroom, they are told by their professors that they are victims who cannot get a break in racist, imperialistic America. Never has the level and quality of professors in America sunk so low.

And here is what is really depressing. Every future president, senator or congressman/woman will or is walking through the halls of  these universities.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Moment of Silence For Paris Attack Victims?

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Jihad Watch

Not if you are in a Turkish soccer stadium.

Nor for Muslim pupils in an Italian school near Milan. Six Muslim girls walked out when asked to observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris attacks.

Ditto in the Netherlands, where Muslim students shouted, Allahu Akhbar or talked during a moment of silence.

Op meerdere scholen in Nederland hebben leerlingen maandag de minuut stilte verstoord voor de slachtoffers van de aanslagen in Parijs. Ze riepen bijvoorbeeld 'Allahu akbar' (Allah is groot) of ze praatten door de herdenking heen. De Stichting School en Veiligheid, een organisatie die scholen kan adviseren, zegt dat donderdag na een bericht van het Reformatorisch Dagblad. Het is niet bekend of de verstoorders de aanslagen steunden of alleen baldadig waren."

At several schools in the Netherlands, pupils on Monday disturbed a minute of silence for the victims of the attacks in Paris. They shouted, "Allahu Akhbar"  (God is great) or talked during the commemoration.  The School Safety Institute, which advises schools,  reported that Thursday in a report from the Reformist Daily. It is not known if the disruptors supported the attacks or were just being mischievous.

Friday, November 13, 2015

UC Irvine Stands in Solidarity With Whatever

Gary Fouse

I had hoped that UC Irvine, where I teach part-time, would be spared the silliness and boorishness that hit so many other campuses this week. After all, UCI has a small humanities and social sciences presence as compared to places like UCLA and UC Berkeley. The overwhelming majority of students are studying hard sciences and overall, the campus is pretty quiet (except when anti-Israel week comes around every May). In addition, we have a smaller number of radical, loopy professors on our campus.

At any rate, there was a noon gathering at the flagpoles dedicated to the proposition that a college education should be free. In addition, certain parts of the campus were adorned with messages written in chalk on the sidewalks "in solidarity with the University of Missouri" madness.

And, of course, there were the demands of the Black Student Union. Aside from hiring and centers, there is also a demand for a separate black dorm.

(I am not making this up.)

"Saying there’s “a climate of anti-blackness at UCI,” the students’ demands include the creation and funding of a student resource, outreach and retention center, similar to those on other UC campuses, with the hiring of two black program coordinators from the previous graduating class, as well as black psychologists, peer counselors and academic counselors. They also want administrators to promote UCI’s African American Studies program to full departmental status and create a zero-tolerance policy for racism.

In response, Chancellor Howard Gillman assembled a task force. So far, Lawhon said, administrators have agreed to at least three of the group’s demands: the creation of a permanent task force for outreach efforts, restoring a resident adviser to the Ele Si Rosa Parks Theme House, (a residence house for students interested in African American studies,) and creating a Black Scholars Excellence Hall, where dorms will be set aside for black students in the Mesa Court residence hall expansion."

What's next- separate drinking fountains for black students?

I would ask why if there is a climate of anti-blackness at UCI, would any black student choose to study there? How could it be that until recently, the chancellor at UCI was Michael Drake, himself African-American? The vice chancellor for student affairs is also African-American.

But cheer up: There is good news. All this campus craziness is alerting the American public up to a fact the rest of us have known for years-decades, no less.  American academia is in the hands of radicals who wish to tear down our institutions. This is what tax-payers are dishing their hard earned dollars for. That we would actually go back to segregated dorms.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Is Hillary One Step Closer to Indictment?

Gary Fouse

"I have been advised that any breach of this Agreement may result in my termination of my access to SCI (Sensitive Compartmented Information) and removal from a position of special confidence,"

It is now revealed that Hillary Clinton did, in fact, sign a non disclosure (of sensitive material) agreement when she took over as secretary of state in 2009. The State Department had long claimed it could not find such an agreement (although it would have been one of the first documents filed in her personnel folder). Now it has surfaced as part of a FOIA request.\

"The NDAs played a significant role in the prosecution of former CIA Director David Petraeus for wrongly providing highly classified information to his mistress and biographer Paula Broadwell.  Petraeus, like Clinton, signed NDAs and a statement of fact filed in his case with the federal court stated that his "criminal conduct" was based on violations of the NDAs signed with the Defense Department and CIA."

As for that report by Politico, I would treat that with a grain of salt. Remember just thus week Politico ran with a story that charged that Ben Carson fabricated his claim of being offered admittance into West Point. Their headline read that the Carson campaign "admitted" that Carson had "fabricated" the claim. In fact, Carson and his campaign have admitted no such thing and Politico prudently changed the headline. So much for Politico's credibility.

We will soon see whether Hillary Clinton will be held to the same standard of justice as General Petraeus-or any other American.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Obama Tours Drug Rehab Center and Touts Prisoner Release

Gary Fouse

This week, President Obama toured a drug rehab center in Newark and at the same time promoted his release of 6,000 drug dealers from federal prisons.

Amazing. It is precisely because of the drug dealers that we have drug treatment centers. Yet this president talks as if he is releasing 6,000 drug users from those federal prisons.

As  retired DEA agent, I can assure you that nobody is sitting in federal prison for using drugs. There may be some who pled down to a possession charge when they were originally charged with dealing, or some may have violated parole by using drugs, but to claim that these people's only offense was using drugs is a lie. DEA does not now nor has it ever enforced simple possession laws.

Obama is releasing 6,000 drug traffickers and dealers. He is sending the wrong message to these people who work in -or are patients- in these rehab centers.

And if he thinks drug trafficking is a non-violent offense, he is smoking his socks.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

MSNBC Coming to UC Irvine

Gary Fouse

Melissa Harris-Perry is one of MSNBC's lineup of uber-liberal talking heads whose main topic day after day is bashing Republicans. There is very little to no debate at MSNBC. Pravda has more balance than MSNBC. So now, UC Irvine is announcing that Harris-Perry will be appearing at our campus on November 9 to talk about why Black Lives Matter is important in politics.

Full disclosure. Melissa is a pretty lady in my book, but behind that charming smile, what comes out of her mouth is not so pretty.

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Aside from her predictable rants against Republicans (which is a prerequisite for employment at MSNBC), Harris-Perry is also heavy into racial politics. Just this week, she made headlines for chastising a Republican guest for describing Paul  Ryan as a "hard worker". Apparently, that was a trigger or micro-aggression, as they say in academia, for Harris-Perry. According to her, hard work is working in the cotton fields-with its obvious racial connotation. Never mind that she has used the expression, "hard work" many times herself.

I am guessing that Harris-Perry will come to Irvine and do her best to divide her student audience by race. After all, that is de rigueur on college campuses today. She is certainly not going to criticize the Black Lives Matter movement, no matter how much violence against cops they have inspired, no matter how many lies they propagate. Case in point? On October 18, Harris-Perry hosted an unapologetic Monica Dennis, a BLM leader, on her TV show. After playing the infamous Minnesota State Fair BLM march where they chanted, "Pigs in a  blanket. Fry em like bacon", Harris-Perry switched to denouncing the GOP's "rabid rhetoric" as being worse. Her "example" of that was a very fair and factual statement by Ted Cruz.

And no, Melissa: It was not just one incident-a few seconds caught on videotape. She must have forgotten  the December 14, 2014 New York City march in which people were chanting, "What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now".

So will I go and listen to what she has to say? I am leaning against it. After all, I finish my day at UCI at 4 and she comes on at 7. What will I do for three hours? Besides, if I am correct, the q and a will be so structured that a select few sympathetic students will be chosen to lob up softball questions to the speaker. That is usually the case when a "VIP" comes to speak. I am reminded of when Obama religious adviser Eboo Patel came to speak at UC Irvine.

So I am guessing that hardball (no pun intended) questions will probably not be allowed. So what's the point? I do agree that priority should be given to students in these venues, but not to the total exclusion of someone else who might have a harder question.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Smoking Gun: Hillary Lied About Benghazi

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Daily Caller

The mainstream media and liberal pundits are crowing about how the Republicans couldn't lay a glove on Hillary Clinton and how masterful she was during her testimony today. Well, maybe she didn't break down in tears, and maybe there was no Perry Mason moment when she broke down and confessed.  Maybe she kept her composure. But there was a smoking gun.

When the bodies of the four murdered Americans were returned to Andrews Air Force Base on September 14 and met by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, the latter told surviving family members that they were going to arrest and prosecute the man who made that video.

The same date, Sept 14, then White House press spokesman Jay Carney said, "We have no information to suggest it was a pre-planned attack."

Four days after the attack, Susan Rice went on those talk shows and insisted it was not a planned attack, rather a protest over the infamous video.

Yet, newly-discovered Clinton communications have provided the smoking gun behind the lies. That evening (September 12,) Hillary e-mailed her daughter that the Benghazi mission was under attack by al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. The same evening, she told the president of Libya by phone that the terror group Ansar al Sharia was claiming credit. The next day, she told the prime minister of Egypt by phone that they "knew" that the attack was pre-planned and not a protest over a video.

That, Ladies and Gentlemen is a smoking gun. Hillary Clinton lied to the American people. Susan Rice lied to the American people. Jay Carney lied to the American people.

Hillary Clinton lied to the American people-including personally and directly the families of the victims.

At the finale of the Watergate investigation, a tape recording that Richard Nixon had fought to keep secret revealed that he was sitting in the Oval Office telling his aides to have the CIA go to the FBI and call them off the investigation on the grounds that it was  a national security matter. That was the smoking gun that proved that Nixon was involved at the very least in the cover up. That led directly to his resignation.

There is still more to this story. Why lie? The obvious motive was that a terrorist attack at Benghazi went against the Obama/Clinton narrative that the American involvement in the overthrow of Moammar Qaddafi was a success story and that Libya was stabilized.  Not to mention that a presidential  election was looming. Not to mention the 600 requests for more security that had come from the Libyan mission-which were refused. Hillary knew those were going to come to light. Why do you think there was so much stonewalling from Clinton and the State Department to turn over the documents? Why did it take so long for it to be revealed that Clinton used a private email server to conduct diplomacy for four years leaving no paper trail in the DOS archives-as required by policy and law?

Hillary Clinton stands exposed as a liar. Does anybody care?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Eco-Socialism at UC Santa Barbara

Gary Fouse

The below report was forwarded to me by Act for America in Calabasas (Ca). The writer, Michael Greer, attended a workshop devoted to Climate Change at UC Santa Barbara. If you need any further proof of the socialistic agenda of the climate change crowd, here it is.

Michael Greer
10/12/2015 02:41 PM


Although I’ve known for a long time that our children are being steeped in the Liberal view of the world at our universities, I had no idea how truly perverted and dangerous it was until I attended the “21st Century EcoSocialism Conference” at the University of California at Santa Barbara this weekend. This event was extremely disturbing. 

The Conference began Friday night with the screening of a documentary entitled, “Climate Deadline” by Richard Widick. Widick is a Sociologist at the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB. He is currently writing a book, “Climate of Empire: Inside the Struggle over Global Climate Governance”. 

Dr. Widick was introduced by John Foran, Professor of Sociology at UCSB, Executive Producer of the film and organizer of the Conference. Widwick bounced onto the stage like Rocky. Grinning, he said how happy he was to be with all these “Socialists” and “Welcome, Comrades!”  He spoke about having attended the United Nations Climate Conventions for last four years, both as an observer and an activist protesting outside. His film covers those Conventions.  He is giddy about the upcoming Convention in Paris this December as there are BIG plans for this convention. 

The film had interviews in the hallways of the conference interspersed with protests outside. Police in riot gear lobbing tear gas canisters at angry crowds. There were interviews with delegates from France, Brazil, the Serra Club, and others. But most revealing were from Christina Figueres, executive secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.  This woman revealed the true goal of these conferences. She said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”   
The young woman representing Brazil also confirmed Ms. Figueres statement by saying the Conference had nothing to do with climate but was about the redistribution of wealth. She said it was about who would be “allowed” to own what. The film ended with views of a chaotic protest march outside the Convention with the crowd singing, “That’s why I’m a socialist.” 
After the film Richard Widick and John Foran took the stage for questions and answers.  I was struck by how joyful Dr. Widwick was.  He never stopped grinning.  He spoke laughingly about how difficult it was to hold a camera while ducking tear gas canisters and said if anyone wanted to volunteer to be cameraman at Decembers Conference email him at 

When they asked for questions, I raised my hand and was given the microphone. Foolish them. I thanked Dr. Widwick for his honesty in telling us what Climate Change was really about. It’s about global governance, global socialism, and the destruction of Capitalism.  I said Capitalism has brought more people out of poverty than any other system and socialism spreads poverty not wealth so I didn’t think many people would like that. I said there hasn’t been any warming in more than 18 years and CO2 is not a pollutant, it is nutrient necessary for life.   

Dr. Widwick seemed shocked and said something about how this would protect private property. I asked him what the UN’s position on private property was. He said the UN had no position on private property. I said, of course it did, their position is that private property is the main source of the accumulation of wealth which isn’t “fair” and that all property should belong to government.  As I got up to leave, Mr. Foran said he was offended that I would insult their intelligence. A man sitting behind me said, “sit down, you might learn something.” I replied, “not likely.” 

Saturday morning the Conference began with Roberta Cordero giving a Greeting to the Gathering that explained that the land UCSB was on had been stolen from the Chumash Indians.  During the day we were reminded numerous times that we needed to be respectful of our being on Chumash land (neglecting to mention the humongous casino they have built next to the small two story Danish town of Solvang). 
Mr. Foran (dressed in a rumpled t-shirt that said “System Change, not Climate Change”, rumpled black cargo shorts and tennis shoes) told us that we didn’t give our leaders authority to destroy the world. I’m sure he and I have differing ideas on who is destroying what. He introduced three men who were joining us by Skype from different parts of the world. Jeremy Brecher, from somewhere in the USA, spoke about the culture of resistance and civil disobedience.  Mr. Brecher is of the age that one might imagine he had been involved in the protests of the 60’s. His rhetoric was dusted off from the 60’s. 

From Paris, Skye Boughsty-Marshall told us how they were preparing for the December COP (this is what attendees call the UN Climate Change Conferences. It stands for Conference Of Partners).  They are co-ordinating global radical EcoSocialism.  November 28th and 29th they are planning “Incidents” in Europe.  November 30th they are having “Climate Games”.  They plan mass blockades of corporate buildings during meetings of the “Climate Criminals”. As the COP is about to adjourn they plan to form three circles around the conference building. The first circle inside the building blocking exits. The second and third outside the building blocking anyone from leaving. They plan to demand delegates sign an agreement that includes their demands. They are hoping for violence and police action that will unfold in front of the world.  But Skye wanted us to also be mindful of the more passive activists as there is a place for them. 
From South Africa, Patrick Bond said it was important to link climate to EVERYTHING. They need union support and, as many of them belong to unions, they should be able to recruit people.  He said making it about climate not socialism will make it easier to get people with other views to join them

The next two speakers were in person. Both young, attractive and very radical socialists.  Ben Manski is from Seattle. He said those of us who are radicals must stop the the economic machine.  He spoke of building a Red/Green movement before the May Day/Earth Day celebration. He suggested “climate strikes” that include shutting down roads, shutting down buildings, and universities.  He said to go to and for more information.   

Emily Williams, a pretty blond, is hoping to make a powerful statement in Paris (she will be there) by locking people in the Conference until they agree to their demands. No concessions.  She bragged about getting UCSB to divest from coal. 

A man got up and wanted to know where everyone was from.  He asked all from Los Angeles stand up and about a third stood. Many were from the Bay area and Seattle. About a third were students from UCSB.  I’d guess there were about 150 people in attendance, about 30 of them speakers. 

Lunch was followed by four break out sessions from 1:15pm to 2:45pm.  “Converging Storms: the Crises if Energy, Capitalism and the Environment”, “Ecology and Marxism”, “Paris COP21: What Do EcoSocialists Think Can be Done There for Radical Climate Justice” and “The Capitalist Patriarchy and the Climate Crisis: Can Real Climate Justice Be Had without Gender Justice and Vice Versa?” 

I chose the last one about “Gender Justice” (whatever that is).  A very sincere, young woman, Julie Gorecki was the presenter.  She asked us to go around the room and give our names and why we were there.  She said she should have asked us what pronoun we wanted to use.  Were there any who prefer “they” and one young asian man said he would.  “They”?  She said to please remember to use the preferred pronoun and if we forget we will be gently reminded.  Although she was very bright and used lofty scholarly terms she spoke as though she were speaking to kindergarten students not adults.  She spoke about the institutionalized domination of women, especially southern indigenous women and women of color. She used very intellectual, scholarly terms like “gender binary”, “eco-feminism”, “dualistic thinking”, “micro-agression”, etc..   She spoke of capitalism being paternalistic.  She talked about the oppression of women, the culture of rape, the subservience of domestic work and child care, and apparently it’s all caused by paternalistic Capitalism.   
When she opened it up for discussion I said I thought it was all an interesting intellectual exercise but that I hadn’t felt oppressed by men.  I said I have two daughters who are very successful as are their friends, many of whom made more money than their husband in this evil Capitalistic country. I asked what system has brought more people out of poverty than Capitalism.  One young woman said that was my experience but not the experience of others.  I replied it is the experience of very many.  That there have been women leading countries (Margaret Thatcher, Eva Peron, Golda Meier), women CEO’s, women Secretaries of State, women business owners, and many of color.  When the session ended Ms. Gorecki told me how much she appreciated my comments and that I handled the hostility gracefully. She said she thought it was healthy to open the discussion to different points of view. 

The next break out session was from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, with the subjects of, “The Struggle Against Coal Exports in Oakland”, “Front Line Hotspots in British Columbia, Canada”, “Tools of Re-evaluation Counceling for Climate Activists”, and  “Capitalism and Climate Change: Organizing Tools and Experiences in Los Angeles”. 

I chose the “Experiences in Los Angeles” one. It was presented by David Klein, professor of Environmental Science at the California State University at Northridge (CSUN).  Seated at the front and around the room were grotesque puppets. They were made by students of Edie Klein (wife of David, who also teaches at Northridge) to depict what Capitalists look like.  Again we were asked to go around the room and say our name and why we were there. I said my name and that my daughter graduated from Northridge with a degree in Environmental Science and that neither she nor I believed man was causing global warming. 

Professor Klein introduced his wife, a perky little blond with bright red lipstick, who announced, “I’m Edie, I’m a proud anti-Capitalist”.  She told us about her students who knew nothing about Capitalism until she set them straight.  She said she likes to think up fun projects called “Art and Spectacle” to help her students understand the evils of Capitalism.  She had them make the puppets and she also had them make a replica of Wall Street out of match sticks, six feet high and twelve feet long.  When it was finished they burned it down to her great joy.   

Klein then gave us the Global Warming data that he teaches his students. He said he tells his students to use the word Capitalism at least twice a week in a negative way. He said college should be free through PhD’s. Healthcare should be free.  We should be paid full time to work 15 hours a week.  He said to think of all you could do if you only worked 15 hours a week. He said students ask him what they should say if someone calls them a Marxist.  He said, “say, Thank you”. 
Klein is a member of a group, “System Change, Not Climate Change” (which IMO says it all).  There are chapters of this group across the nation, apparently.  He asked one of his students to tell us about a group she was forming at CSUN.  She spoke about how difficult it was. When she quoted Noam Chomsky I wasn’t surprised. She had been working on it a year and it was just starting to come together. Another woman said she was trying to start a group in Los Angeles and was having a hard time as well. It was suggested they not mention Marxism but use Climate Change.  She said she only had about 15 members which was met with pleasant surprise. They couldn’t believe she had that many members.  That made me feel a little better because I was beginning to think they had more supporters than they actually have. 

When the session was over a woman came and stood in front of me with a big smile on her face. She said, “Well, how do you feel?” “Did you learn something?”  Obviously, she thought I was simply uninformed and surely Professor Klein had convinced me.  I told her I didn’t learn anything I hadn’t heard before and no, it didn’t change my mind.  She asked if she could interview me and I agreed.  She asked what I thought of EcoSocialism. I said I was appalled. I was appalled our children are being taught by people who want to overthrow our system. I was appalled that they are being taught Capitalism is evil when it has brought more people out of poverty than any other system. I said even in this horrible economy we create millionaires every day.  I said Capitalism may have been corrupted but you fix it you don’t destroy it. She asked why I didn’t believe man was causing Climate Change. I told her I belong to a group that brings experts, scientists, world leaders, etc from around the world and I get my information from people actually involved in the science and politics of the subject.  I held up a list of the scientists, just from California, who don’t believe man is causing Climate Change.  It’s about 20 pages of single spaced names. It’s an impressive list and, of course, no one there ever heard of the Petition Project. 
There were two other activities going on that definitely deserve mention, one was, “Climate Science, Terror Management Theory and the Psycho-Social Limitation to Climate Justice Activism” and “Guided Loving Kindness-Equanimity Meditation: Strengthen Your Mind as an EcoSocialist Activist”. I was really curious how EcoSocialist activism and loving kindness could be compatible. 

The next break out session from 4:45pm to 6:15pm included, “Collective Liberation: Building a Democracy Movement in the Age of Corporate Personhood”, “Uniting Labor, Environmentalists and the Unemployed in EcoSocialism”, “Woman’s Labor, Capitalism and the Climate”, and “You Can’t Have Capitalism Without Racism: The Politics of Environmental Justice”. 

I’m pretty sure Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Sean Combs, etc, etc, etc have benefited from Capitalism, so I was curious how Capitalism was racist. As I took a seat a young Black man came to sit next to me. He shook my hand and introduced himself as David.  He said he really appreciated what I said during the “Gender Justice” session. He said I was very brave coming to this conference and he probably wouldn’t agree with me on many things but he thought they needed to hear what I had to say. I told him they have intellectualized the subject to the point that they completely ignore human nature, the male, female dynamic, the physiology of the sexes, and common sense. 

Once again we went around the room introducing ourselves.  This time two students, Unique Vance and Nia Mitchell,  who were presenting this session asked that what person that has “passed on” would we like to have dinner with.  When I said I’d like to have dinner with Andrew Breitbart, David laughed and said he really liked me. 

The session began with Columbus bringing mass colonization, slavery and institutionalized white supremacy. And, of course, the genocide of the indigenous people.  Capitalism causes racism, exploitation and domination.  Individualism is selfish and doesn’t care about the “Common Good”. The Prison Industrial Complex is a Capitalist dream. Even though Blacks are 12% of the population but 44% of the prison population, it isn’t because they commit more crime, it’s due to racism. When the student presenters announced we were going to do some role playing, I decided that was a good time to make my escape. 

I left the Conference at that point.  Even though there was another session from 7:30pm to 9:00pm entitled, “Plenary Session 2: Building a Diverse Radical Climate Justice Movement”. 

I also missed the following day, Sunday, that was an entire day of activist training with the following subjects: 
“Decolonizing the Food System” 
“Class, Diet, Climate Change and Social Justice” 
“Monarchs to Migrants: Breaking Down the Borders” 
“What if the Water Can’t be Stopped: Resilience Plans in an Age of Sea Level Rise” 
“Organizing Broad-based Climate Justice Events: The West-Coast Road to Paris” 
“The Bernie Sanders Campaign: What Do EcoSocialists, Greens, and Other Radicals Think?” (I’m so sad I missed this one but my head had already exploded). 
“Flood the System” 
“EcoSocialist Strategizing for a Water Future” 

This was a UCSB sanctioned event organized by Professors who are teaching this to our children. These Professors were sociologists not atmospheric scientists. They are using information from the supposed 97% of the scientists who say man is causing Global Warming/Climate Change. They offer no opposing data or opinions, nor do they want to hear any. When people say not to listen to other opinions, you NEED to listen to those opinions. 

The trouble is that 97% claim is based on a study done by John Cook, an Australian blogger/global warming activist. He and his Global Change Institute team did a study. They published the results of their study and the media ran with it. The British news paper The Register had this headline, “Climate scientists agree: Humans cause global warming” with the sub-headline that read, “Of those who have an opinion, over 97% say we’re to blame”.  “OF THOSE WHO HAVE AN OPINION” that is the key phrase. And just who are “those who have an opinion” in the Cook study. 

Cook looked for scientists who published papers on global warming. Cook used the key words “global climate change” and “global warming”.  Those key words brought up more alarmist papers than skeptic papers as skeptic papers aren’t as likely to use those keywords in their titles. 

Another researcher, Brandon Shollenberger, as well as another Australian researcher, Jo Nova, independently, looked into Cook’s study.  Cook sent questionnaires to 11,944 scientists who had written peer-reviewed papers.  7930 didn’t respond.  3896 responded that man could be causing “some” warming.  64 responded that man could be causing most warming.  41 responded that man IS causing most of the warming. But ZERO said it was catastrophic. The 97% claim comes from a very small number of “those who have an opinion”. This is a great example of how a BIG lie repeated often enough becomes fact……aided and abetted by the main stream media…….and academia.

I should note that I recognize one name in that report. That would be California State University Northridge math professor David Klein. So now we learn that Klein has other agendas besides using official CSU servers to spread his anti-Israel propaganda. (See below)

Indoctrination? You be the judge.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Once Again Netanyahu Shames the UN and Obama

Gary Fouse

Hat tip American Thinker

Once again, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shown himself to be a man among Lilliputians every time he goes to speak at the UN. This week was no exception. Speaking before that body of Third World corruptocrats and First World cowards, he pointed out to  them their utter silence in the face of Iran's threats to destroy Israel punctuated by a 44-second pause in his speech while the UN delegates-those who had not walked out-sat on their hands in silence. He told them that he was ready to negotiate with the Palestinians with no conditions. He pointed out to them that they had passed some 40 resolutions against his nation in the past year compared to just one against Syria! He showed them up for the small people they are.

Of course, he was met by silence. There was also silence from our Secretary of State John Kerry and our UN ambassador Samantha Power-because they weren't there. President Obama had pulled them out to attend a White House meeting-just the latest in a long series of snubs against Israel and its prime minister by this administration. The below report, with video of Netanyahu's speech is linked below by American Thinker.

And the Palestinian reaction to Netanyahu's willingness to negotiate? Another massacre. Two Israeli parents were ambushed in their car Thursday night and murdered by Palestinian gunmen before the terrified eyes of their four children, the oldest of whom was 9 years old. (I am surprised they didn't kill the children as well.),7340,L-4706203,00.html

And what is the response of the Palestinian people themselves in The West Bank and Gaza? Horror? Disgust? Statements that the killers do not represent them?

No. What we witness are celebrations and fireworks.

The Palestinians. The only thing they know is hatred. They only thing they know how to do is kill and destroy. Yet, they are the beknighted darlings of the UN and the international left. The UN now even gives them observer status and gives them a role in the International Criminal Court so they can bring human rights lawsuits against Israel. They are celebrated in Europe and the West even though they spit at us.

They are killers. And if they don't do the actual killing, they cheer the actual killers. Mothers even raise their children to be suicide bombers.

And to you in academia, these are the people whose cause you champion no matter how many terrorist attacks they carry out against innocent Israeli civilians or civilians from other countries including our own. This is what you support. This is what you enable. You didn't care about the Munich Olympics massacre in 1972. You didn't care about the Achille Lauro attack in the 1980s. You didn't care about the Israeli buses blown apart by suicide bombers. You didn't care when the Fogel family was butchered in their beds a few years ago including a months-old baby. And you don't care about this latest murder that left four young orphans behind.

Those of you in the Middle East studies departments that infest our universities are too consumed with seeing that Israel is destroyed and becomes Palestine-from the river to the sea-with none of those hated Jews left. And those of you in other departments who have jumped onto this anti-Israeli bandwagon either because of your anti-Western, post-colonial philosophies or just because many of you are nothing more than 99 cent anti-capitalist Marxists, you share in the blame as well.

I have no sympathy with the Palestinian cause. They forfeited that way back in the late 1960s when I watched them skyjacking planes and murdering innocents in the name of their "cause".  In one form or another, they have never left terrorism. A Palestinian state would be nothing more than a base for terrorism and attacking Israel while having to survive on international handouts and welfare.

Of course Benjamin Netanyahu didn't say all that. I did.

Friday, September 25, 2015

The True Taste of Pakistan

Gary Fouse

That's what two restaurant owners advertised in their kebab joint in Nottingham, England. Now they have been ordered to pay fines and restitution after some 150 patrons came down with e-coli from fecal infected food. (Hat tip Vlad Tepes)

I think their lawyer should have argued that the owners adequately warned the patrons on the front window.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Stop The Flood of Muslim Refugees Coming Here

Gary Fouse

Hat tip Front Page Magazine, Steve and David

On the one hand, we have a president determined to run this country into the ground so he and his Democratic successors can rebuild it in their Utopian fashion. On the other hand, we have John Kerry, one of the biggest fools ever to serve as secretary of state. Together, they are working to join the EU in committing national suicide by flooding our respective societies with more and more Muslims. Daniel Greenfield in Frontpage Magazine reports on the dirty work being done by our leaders.

Have we not learned by the Boston Marathon bombing, which was conducted by two refugees from Daghestan? Apparently not.

But here is what we can do.

Support Rep. Brian Babin's bill (HR 3314) described below.

A friend has emailed me a list of Congressional leaders who you can contact along with talking points. I assume these are committee leaders/GOP.


REASONS (If anyone asks)

3. If Congress wants to provide aid to Syrians staying in the Middle East that would be fine, but no money should be spent to bring them to the U.S.

Following are the relevant lists and their contact info.


Mitch McConnell (KY) – Majority Leader
(202) 224-2541

John Cornyn (TX) – Majority Whip

Roy Blunt (MO) – Chair, Rules Committee
(202) 224-5721

John Thune (SD) – Chair, Senate Republican Conference
202) 224-2321

Phone: 202-224-7257

Cochran, Thad (MS), Chairman (202) 224-5054 (Offices:
Mitch McConnell, (KY) (202) 224-2541
Richard Shelby, (AL) (202) 224-5744 (Offices:
Lamar Alexander, (TN) (202) 224-4944 (Offices:
Susan Collins, (ME) (202) 224-2523 (Offices:
Lisa Murkowski, (AK) (202) 224-6665 (Offices:
Lindsey Graham, (SC) (202) 224-5972 (Offices:
Mark Kirk, (IL) 202-224-2854 (Offices:
Roy Blunt, (MO) (202) 224-5721
Jerry Moran, (KS) (202) 224-6521 (Offices:
John Hoeven, (ND) 202-224-2551 (Offices:
John Boozman, (AR) (202) 224-4843 (Offices:
Shelley Moore Capito, (WV) 202-224-6472 (Offices:
Bill Cassidy, (LA) (202) 224-5824 (Offices:
James Lankford, (OK) (202) 224-5754 (Offices:
Steve Daines, (MT) (202) 224-2651 (Offices: scroll to bottom)


John Boehner (OH) – Speaker
(202) 225-0600
Link to OH Offices: scroll to bottom

Kevin McCarthy (CA) – Majority Leader
(202) 225-2915

Steve Scalise (LA) – Majority Whip
(202) 225-3015
Link to LA Offices: scroll to bottom


Harold Rogers, Kentucky, Chairman (202) 225-4601 (Offices:
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, New Jersey (202) 225-5034 (Offices:
Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama (202) 225-4876 (Offices:
Kay Granger, Texas (202) 225-5071 (Offices:
Michael K. Simpson, Idaho (202) 225-5531 (Offices: scroll to bottom)
John Abney Culberson, Texas (202) 225-2571 (Offices:
Ander Crenshaw, Florida (202) 225-2501 (Offices:
John R. Carter, Texas (202) 225-3864 (Offices: scroll to bottom)
Ken Calvert, California (202) 225-1986 (Offices:
Tom Cole, Oklahoma (202) 225-6165 (Offices:
Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida (202) 225-4211 (Offices:
Charles W. Dent, Pennsylvania (202)-225-6411 (Offices:
Tom Graves, Georgia (202) 225-5211 (Offices:
Kevin Yoder, Kansas (202) 225-2865 (Offices:
Steve Womack, Arkansas (202) 225-4301 (Offices:
Jeff Fortenberry, Nebraska (202) 225-4806 (Offices
Tom Rooney, Florida (202) 225-5792 (Offices:
Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee (202) 225-3271 (Offices:
Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington (202) 225-3536 (Offices:
David Joyce, Ohio (202) 225-5731 (Offices:
David Valadao, California (202) 225-4695 (Offices:
Andy Harris, MD, Maryland (202) 225-5311 (Offices: scroll to bottom)
Martha Roby, Alabama (202) 225-2901 (Offices:
Mark Amodei, Nevada (202) 225-6155 (Offices:
Chris Stewart, Utah (202) 225-9730 (Offices:
Scott Rigell, Virginia (202) 225-4215 (Offices:
David Jolly, Florida (202) 225-5961 (Offices:
David Young, Iowa (202) 225-5476 (Offices:
Evan Jenkins, West Virginia (202) 225-3452 (Offices:
Steven Palazzo, Mississippi (202) 225-5772 (Offices:

It should not take longer than a few minutes to blast through these calls. If you live in a state where one of these members resides, be sure to call that member in every single one of his/her offices. FURTHERMORE, CALL YOUR PERSONAL GOP REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATORS WITH THE SAME MESSAGE. You can find their contact information here: