Enjoyable Television

Friends, do watch episode 2 of season 19 of Project Runway. There’s this obnoxious woke white woman who keeps virtue-signaling to black and Asian contestants how extremely anti-racist she is. She keeps spouting off about racism, inclusion, and cultural appropriation, oblivious to the discomfort of her non-white interlocutors who don’t want to be lectured about racism all the time. Within a single episode the woke woman is revealed as a gigantic hypocrite who secretly dislikes non-white people and can’t forgive them for not being appropriately meek and grateful to her.

The episode is the perfect depiction of what leftism is. I never expected such a fundamentally woke show to air something this honest. Forget whether you are into clothes designing or not. Watch for the pleasure of beating back woke idiocy.

Why Was Rosenbaum There?

A much more interesting question is why the men Rittenhouse shot were there.

Take Joseph Rosenbaum. He was a pedophile who had raped 5 little boys. He was also bipolar and suicidal. He had tried to kill himself shortly before the riots and was institutionalized. Then, as the riots were starting, he was. . . released.

At the riots, Rosenbaum was running around and screaming, “Shoot me! Somebody shoot me!”, trying to complete his suicidal plan. He was in the midst of a bipolar episode and, clearly, racial justice was the last thing on his mind, as evidenced by the fact that he kept adding “shoot me, n———–.”

Here’s the question. Why had Rosenbaum been released straight into the riots? A suicidal bipolar man in the midst of an episode. Who released him? Who released many other similarly afflicted men? How come crowds of men like Rosenbaum were bussed straight to the riots? The number of men with serious meth addiction or lengthy criminal records at the BLM riots is staggering. How did they all get there? Who transported them? Who armed them? Who immediately paid their bail so that they could keep coming out to riot night after night? And most importantly, who’s looking into this because it seems that nobody is.

We are being manipulated into not noticing these weird happenings. Instead, we are led like horses to water to ask why Rittenhouse was there, as if he were there completely alone.

He Shouldn’t Have Been There

Here in St Louis peaceful BLM protesters murdered a retiree. They shot him in the head and filmed him, cheering and jeering as he bled out on the floor.

But this wasn’t even the most egregious murder by peaceful BLM protesters. In Atlanta they shot to death a little girl in pigtails. Like the murdered St Louis retiree, she was black. There are two more dozen stories of murder during the peaceful BLM riots of 2020. And countless stories of assault, looting, robbery, arson, bullying, etc.

People are saying that Kyle Rittenhouse shouldn’t have been out with a rifle during the riots. But I’ve got to ask. If the authorities refuse to protect us and if it’s impossible to get even a recognition of what’s being done to us from anybody, when does it become OK for us to defend ourselves?

The neighborhoods torched by the rioters were overwhelmingly black and/ or immigrant and / or working class. Under the cover of well-meaning and, indeed, peaceful marches by well-heeled suburban poseurs that took place during the day, at night violent criminals were allowed to terrorize entire neighborhoods. Often, these neighborhoods were in the way of a gentrification process that would benefit the well-meaning daytime poseurs.

Finally, a few people realized that neither the police nor the National Guard were going to defend them. They got armed and went out to defend their neighborhoods. This was after seeing months of destruction and a pile of dead bodies produced by the peaceful BLM elsewhere. This is why Rittenhouse was out there. What would have been a better alternative? To hide and hope that the goons only manage to murder retirees and little girls?

These are not rhetorical questions. Unfortunately, there will be more austerity. A lot more. We will all have to answer these questions. If there’s no schooling, no healthcare, no policing – what do we do? Do we sit waiting for it all magically to come back or do we start doing for ourselves?

Invalid

The idea that children in miserable, chaotic living arrangements need that unhealthy reality beamed at them from every book and cartoon is deeply misguided. Children aren’t stupid. They know when they are unhappy. “Validating” dysfunction won’t trick them, even if it does make some narcissistic adults feel momentarily soothed.

Reader Beware

I got Klara JK Rowling’s The Christmas Pig on Audible without checking out what it was about. My mistake because the story is about a severely traumatized boy whose parents are divorced and now he’s mentally very unwell. I don’t know how to explain this chain of events to my 5-year-old, so Jack’s violent two-day screaming jags remain very confusing to her.

I don’t know what possessed JK Rowling to base the story on something so disturbing. It’s clearly a book for very little children. The webpage says 8 and up but it’s more like 4-7 range.