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Academic Eisegesis: Overcharging and Under-educating the Unscholarly

If different views are never accepted outside of The Halls of The Kakotopian Universe(ity) —  Is a College Education Worth It?

Presently the purpose of education is to no longer impart knowledge to those who can/will receive it, that’s rapidly being replaced by learning nothing at all, and having the lowest possible dropout rate. It is also becoming much more important that students be required to perform “community service” for their diploma than to acquire any actual knowledge. Already, education is rapidly being replaced by imposing a strictly social agenda and propagandizing generations of young minds so they will be ready for leftists causes and a life of working in and being supported by the State. What this all boils down to is that It is not the subject matter at all, it is the required thought processes necessary to understand it.

Consider this, if students are taught (any subject) improperly, and incorrectly taught confusing concepts during the first few years of learning ; they can be kept in the dark and ignorant, and they will believe all the asinine “statistics” that are thrown at them. Of course then it becomes an even more difficult task to tell that same group of people that they are making financial mistakes when they can’t even comprehend the difference between a home loan for 30 years at 3% and a 30 day credit card loan at 38%. What is truly alarming, is some in this group will, or have, become politicians.

Many students who manage to graduate college or university with Diversity (type) Degrees don’t have a lot to show for their time and money they’ve spent. What happens to many of these ill-prepared college graduates? If they manage to become employed in the first place, their employment has little to do with their degree. One estimate is that one in three college graduates have a job historically performed by those with a high-school diploma or the equivalent. According to Richard Vedder, who is a professor of economics at Ohio University and the director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, ‘we had 115,000 janitors, 16,000 parking lot attendants, 83,000 bartenders and about 35,000 taxi drivers with bachelor’s degrees in 2012.’

The bottom line is that college is not for everyone. There is absolutely no shame in a youngster’s graduating from high school and learning a trade. Doing so might earn them much more money than many of their peers who attend college. – Walter Williams, Frontpage Mag

So, it is now generally accepted that in the magical land of academia, nothing proves to be too moronic or unethical to warrant a cash grant, provided it helps to advance the cohesion of cultural Marxism.

Groupthink can live an incredibly long time without any consciousness of its problems. Only crisis and suffering may arouse at least some of the minds. This is why the masses are intellectually lazy and spoiled. Social ceremonials, confession, the servile media, all often appease the deeper conscience and lull the people into a pseudo-peaceful slumber.

Nevertheless …in a mood of panic, especially, every suggestion is imbued with tremendous power. The wish and the fear determine all opinions. Even under invasion from hostile sources the population refuses to believe that its communities, cities, and towns are being destroyed by the invaders. They interpreted the devastation as a cowardly revenge of the (new) occupier. –Delusion and Mass Delusion, (1949). A.M. Meerloo M.D.

On 23 October 2018, David Horowitz spoke at Dartmouth, at the invitation of College Republicans and Students Supporting Israel. Before he had even arrived, he was attacked as a racist, a sexist and a bigot, and one professor sent out a tweet urging students to disrupt his talk. In fact, nearly 100 Dartmouth radicals had already met and laid out an elaborate plan of disruption and attack, which in the event was made possible but the Dartmouth administrators in charge of “Security and Safety” who encouraged the chaos by refusing to enforce any rules of decorum. The Dartmouth school paper reported the chaos, not the speech. For details, CLICK HERE. What follows is a transcript of his talk from The Dartmouth Speech They Tried To Suppress  originally posted on Frontpage Mag, 14 November 2018.

Good evening. The last time I was here at Dartmouth was 30 years ago when I came with Bill Buckley and some other conservatives who came to protest the persecution of the Dartmouth Review, the conservative student paper which was being persecuted by Dartmouth’s president.

My parents were card-carrying Communists. I was one of the founders of the New Left and edited its largest magazine. After a woman whom I had recruited to keep the books for a school I had created for the Black Panther Party was murdered by the Panthers, I came to the conclusion that I was involved in a very dangerous movement, which was able to seduce people because what it said sounded wonderful, while the reality was quite different.

In those days, when conservatives came to Dartmouth, they didn’t need police protection. It is tragic that a university like this has members of its student body who don’t want to hear what other people have to say. When I was a leftist, I always wanted to hear what the opposition had to say, because I thought it would make me a better radical.

I hope we can keep order tonight. You might learn something. A leaflet has been distributed by the Dartmouth Socialists — which is a total caricature of who I am. For example, the leaflet accuses me of being a sexist and quotes me as saying that women score lower on mathematical aptitude tests than men. What it leaves out is the next part of the sentence, in which I say but women score higher on verbal aptitude tests. I said this in defense of the liberal president of Harvard, Larry Summers, who was driven out because he crossed lines that were unacceptable to the politically correct. That didn’t make it into the leaflet either.

I could go on and on. I am an anti-racist. I marched in my first civil-rights demonstration in 1948, before your parents were born, and have spent my life in politics championing the cause of inner-city blacks who suffer under the boot heel of the Democratic Party. Every major inner city in America is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party and has been for 50 to 100 years. Every killing field, every school system that doesn’t teach black kids in the inner cities to read and write, so they’ll never get a shot at the American dream, is 100 percent controlled by the Democratic Party. Every inner city deprivation and injustice that policy can effect, Democrats are 100 percent responsible for.

I’ve written three books on race over the last 20 years, and every one of them holds as a standard Martin Luther King’s statement that people should be judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Yet this maliciously ignorant slander sheet, which nobody signed — it should have been signed “the Dartmouth Fascist Club” – calls me a racist and says I shouldn’t be allowed to speak anywhere. How totalitarian and stupid is that? You are college kids. A lot of you are actually paying $75,000 a year for an education. How could you not want to hear somebody who has different views from you? How do you learn, if you don’t?

Before this event, I interviewed maybe 15 conservative students from the group that invited me. I asked them how many conservative professors they could name on the faculty here. They said two. So maybe there’s four. This is a disgrace. A liberal professor at Sarah Lawrence just did a study that showed that in New England, the average ratio of administrators who are Democrats to Republicans is 25 to 1. This is a disgrace.

So what is the consequence of this purging of conservatives from Dartmouth’s faculty and administration? Well, Dartmouth has an Office of Pluralism and Leadership, which is an Orwellian lie. There is no pluralism in that office. Last spring, the Office of Pluralism invited a Jew-hating, America-hating, terrorist-supporting, women-despising individual named Linda Sarsour to speak, and to speak as part of Asian Pacific Islanders Heritage Month. Come on. This is a joke, a very bad joke. They paid her $10,000 plus expenses.

The university didn’t give me a dime to come here. They provided security after I demanded it, and that’s all. I’m very grateful for the security people who are here, but, obviously, the administration provided them it because doesn’t want to be embarrassed before the rest of the country should there be violence. There needs to be two sides to a question before you can figure out for yourself which side you’re on, or if you’re actually on a third side.

Now, on to the subject, which is first the war to destroy the Jewish state. When you look at the Middle East and the conflict there, you have to avoid getting into the weeds. In any war there are conflicting claims of atrocities on every side, conflicting claims of who initiated a particular clash and so forth.

Think of the Second World War. Churchill ordered the fire-bombing of Dresden. How many people have read Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut? That’s what it’s about. Dresden was not a military target. The allies fire-bombed Dresden, and it was a holocaust. They killed 100,000 German civilians. Why did they do it? The strategic reason for doing it, according to the people who ordered it, was to demoralize the German working class, because, of course, the economy is a crucial element of military strength. Strong economies win wars.

But you wouldn’t judge the Second World War based on this one incident. You might even say this was just an atrocity and should never have been committed, but you would still judge the Second World War on other grounds. Hitler was the aggressor, he started the war. He invaded Europe. If the Nazis had won, they would have killed off what they called “the mongrel races,” or put them in camps and would have established totalitarian rule over everybody else. It would have been horrible. That’s the way to look at the Second World War.

In looking at the war in the Middle East, there are two key things to focus on. One is the place – the land that is contested – and the other is the people involved and their agendas. Let’s start with the location.

The claim the Palestinians make to justify their terrorism and war is that Israel stole Palestinian land. This is a total lie, and it is very easy to check the facts. How many of you know the origin of the word Palestine? To begin with, it’s not an Arab word. “Palestine” is the name the Romans gave to the area around the Jordan. This was the holy land of the Jews, who are the indigenous people of this area.

The Romans gave it the name “Palestine” after the Philistines, who were the mortal enemies of the Jews. They did so because the Jews had the very bad judgment to revolt against the Roman Empire and were slaughtered. The Romans gave the Jewish homeland the name of the Jews’ enemies, the Philistines, who were not Arabs. The Arabs didn’t arrive in this area by conquest for another 500-600 years. Palestine is not a nation. It is a geographical designation, like “New England.” It refers to the area around the Jordan River. It is not a nation or a nationality.

So why did the Jews get a sliver of land carved out of the Palestine Mandate, which is what they got – actually three slivers of land – in 1948? These slivers were not land that belonged to the Arabs. It was land that had belonged to the Turks, the Ottoman Empire, for 400 years previous to the creation of the State of Israel. Four-hundred years. In other words, American Indians or Native Americans, if you like that term, have a greater claim on the United States than Arabs do on the land on which Israel was created. That’s just a fact. The land was appropriated by the victors in the First World War. When you lose a war, as the Turks did, you pay a price, and the price was the territory from which they created Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.

In 1922, eighty percent of the Palestine Mandate was set aside to create the state of Transjordan, now known simply as Jordan. When they created Jordan, the British banned Jews from buying land there. So even today you get the death penalty for selling land to a Jew. And Abbas, the so-called moderate Palestinian leader, has said that in a liberated Palestine, there will be no Jews. Hamas, the terrorist army that runs Gaza, has said in so many words that the Jews will be exterminated.

The dictator of the Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas is referred to as the Palestinian “moderate.” Abbas’s regime just celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre in which Palestinian terrorists murdered 9 unarmed Jewish athletes at the 1972 Olympics. Abbas, himself a terrorist, was the financier of the massacre. The Palestinian Authority recently sponsored a sermon which praised Hitler as a hero who was sent by Allah to punish the Jews because they are evil. The sermon then went back to praise Nebuchadnezzar who destroyed the first temple of the Jews also because the Jews are evil.

People who are totalitarians, terrorists and Jew-haters I call Nazis. I think that’s a reasonable description of the Palestinians who have set out to destroy the Jewish state.

[At this point a large and lengthy disruption occurred organized by protesters in the audience with walkouts, shouts, posters etc.]

The George Washington of the Palestinian National Movement is Haj Amin al-Husseini, who was made the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. His mentor Hassan al-Banna was the head of the Muslim Brotherhood and an admirer of Hitler who called on Arabs to “push the Jews into the sea.” Al-Husseini, the George Washington of the Palestinians was an acolyte of Hitler, who conducted pogroms and massacres against the Jews in the ’20s and ’30s. He was just a born Jew-hater. During the Second World War — all of this information is easily available on the Internet, which underscores how there is no excuse for leftist ignorance – Haj Amin al-Husseini went to Berlin during the Second World War and recruited …

(Another major disruption)

He recruited an Arab legion for Hitler, and drew up plans to build an Auschwitz in the Middle East to carry out a Final Solution to his Jewish problem. The only thing that stopped him was that Montgomery defeated Rommel at El Alamein. That’s it.

How many of you read the “Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin,” which is available on the web? Nobody. Well, if you read this daily report, you would see how alive and well Hitler is in the Palestinian movement today.

[Another disruption and walk-out]

It’s a little unnerving. You cross the country to give a talk and then you have all these guerrillas attacking you. It’s so antithetical to what a college education should be about. You are so privileged, unbelievably privileged, and you’re squandering your opportunity to learn something. This is the most precious time, really of your life, to learn, but you can’t learn if you close your minds.

I don’t remember where I was – interruptions do have an effect. I apologize for losing my place.

In 1949, when the unprovoked assault by five Arab dictatorships was repelled and the state of Israel created, Egypt annexed the Gaza Strip and Jordan annexed the West Bank. They just disappeared from the map. There was not a single protest out of the Dartmouth Left or the Arab World over this erasure of what today are called the Palestinian homelands. Why? Because there were no Palestinians at the time. The aggressors who set out to destroy the Jewish state at its birth were all Arabs. Arabs speak the same language. They have the same culture. The only difference is that some of them live near the Jordan, which is the region of the Palestine Mandate, a geographical designation.

The Palestinian cause is based on a big lie. Actually many big lies. Why haven’t the Palestinians and their ignorant American friends launched a movement for national self-determination in Jordan? Seventy percent of the Jordanian population is Palestinian – i.e., is composed of Arabs who live around the Jordan. But it’s ruled by a Hashemite minority. There are no protests because the war against the Jews is not about a Palestinian nationalist cause at all. They don’t want self-determination. They want to push the Jews into the sea.

In 1964, the dictator of Egypt and the Soviet KGB persuaded the Arabs around the Jordan to refrain from saying their goal was to push the Jews into the sea, but to declare themselves a Palestinian people seeking self-determination, to win support among the credulous – of whom there are many.

The entire Palestinian cause is based on a series of monstrous lies and is a 70-year unprovoked aggression, inspired by Nazism. No decent person, no moral person, should support it.

[Another disruption, this time by two lesbian activists who stood up and began kissing each other, as though that would shock anyone these days. And more walkouts, including one by a woman who said “We don’t need your help.” The disruptions continued with protesters unfurling signs they had smuggled in saying “Ice Is The Gestapo” and “Trans Rights Are Human Rights.” This disruption, which was allowed – not to say encouraged – by the leftwing Director of Security and Safety from the Dartmouth administration, went on for quite some time.]

[I had been asked by the students to also speak on the topic “Identity Politics Are Racist and Totalitarian,” to which I now turned.]

We use the term “oppressive” in this way: If it’s hot outside, you say it’s hot. But if you say the heat is oppressive, you get out of it, if you can. That’s oppression. Nobody is leaving America. Nobody is oppressed in America, except maybe kids who chose the wrong parents.

Identity politics is racist and totalitarian. It’s racist because it’s a collectivist idea – people are oppressed because of the group they belong to, which erases the individual. So minorities and women are allegedly oppressed because of their group identity regardless of their individual circumstances and choices. But if blacks, for example, are oppressed in America, why aren’t they leaving? Why do all those Haitians risk their lives to come here, or all those brown people in caravans breaking our laws? To be oppressed? Are they stupid? Apparently that’s what the left thinks of them. They are coming here – and other so-called people of color are not leaving – because they know they have a better life here than they would in any country they come from or might go to.

Are there bigots in America? Yes. Are there racists? Yes. But an African American in America has more rights, more privileges, more opportunities than in South Africa or any other African country. That’s the reality. There is no country in the world where black people have the privileges and rights that they do in America. You don’t want to be …

[Another series of interruptions from the protesters]

I already know you hate America, so you don’t have to interrupt me to let me know that. The American genius, which is responsible for the fact that we treat minorities who are oppressed in other countries better than they treat themselves, is that we were created by refugees from multiple countries, and multiple ethnic origins from the start. They were all fleeing religious persecution in the countries that they came from, and they were 98 percent Protestant. Protestant sects were at war with each other. They didn’t even agree on what Christianity was about.

But they worked out, over the course of 150 years in this country, a vision in which there would one day be actual pluralism, not the Dartmouth kind, but actual pluralism, in which individuals would be judged by the content of their character and not either the color of their skin or their gender.

Now obviously, America wasn’t created perfect. I have to say this because the left is so historically ignorant it exercises its self-righteousness on the past. How many people here, for example, think the Constitution declares black people to be three-fifths of a human being? How many of you have heard it? You could have heard it from Cory Booker, Al Gore and other Democratic leaders. It’s a lie.

[Another disruption from the audience.]

[Female in the audience: I’m sorry. Can we get back to Palestine? That was kind of like …

[Horowitz: No, I was invited here to talk about two subjects. One was Palestine and the other was identity politics. I’ll be as brief as I can because I need to conclude this talk and take questions.]

The words, “white,” “black,” “female” and “male” do not appear in the Constitution. The Three-Fifths Compromise was not about black people. It was about unfree people – slaves. There were about 500,000 blacks in America who were free.

(Another audience disruption)

This is so depressing. These people are just here to obstruct and disrupt. That they do so freely is an indictment of this university, it’s faculty and administration. They do not defend what an education should be – intellectually diverse, and respectfully engaged with divergent views. In an educational setting, you listen, and then if you have questions or if you have an argument, there’s a question period when you can do that.

The Three-Fifths Compromise was a compromise on how to count people on this continent for the purposes of assigning congressional seats. As you know, every seat in the House of Representatives has to have an equal number of constituents, and the slave owners wanted slaves to be counted as a whole person, so they would have more power. It was the anti-slavers who wanted unfree people not to be counted at all — to be counted as zero. They only wanted free people — black or white — to vote. That’s what the Three-Fifths Compromise was about.

Here’s the truth about the founding of this country: black slaves in America were all enslaved originally by black Africans. White Europeans did not go into Africa and throw nets over Kunta Kinte. They went to slave auctions in Ghana and Benin, where black slave owners sold their brethren to the Europeans.

The United States of America was created in in 1787, but our birth certificate was a revolutionary document written in 1776, which said that all people are created equal and everyone has a God-given right to liberty. Within little over one generation – at a cost of 350,000 mainly white lives, including a white president who signed – and was murdered because he signed – the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks were freed. I have been attacked as a white supremacist by the leftists responsible for the lies in the leaflet distributed about me. But it is an unarguable truth. And for many it is the difference between appreciating what a great gift this country is and wanting to destroy it. Another uncomfortable truth for the identity politics crowd is that the freedoms they enjoy as women, as blacks, and other so-called oppressed groups, were the creation not only of whites, but of white Christian males.

The hatred of those groups and the hatred of America that this university and others are teaching is incredibly dangerous, ignorant and self-defeating.

I’ve been attacked by so-called liberals for failing to condemn the Founders for not freeing all the slaves in 1787. Why didn’t they? Because they had just barely defeated the most powerful empire in the world. The British burned the White House in 1812. If the Northern Free States had gone to the mat to abolish slavery at the Constitutional Convention, the South would have seceded and aligned with the British and crushed the North. And slavery would have gone on. That’s the reality. But the left is too busy being righteous and closed-minded to recognize that.

Identity politics is a form of cultural Marxism and denial. In 2016, Hillary Clinton ran a presidential campaign and won a popular majority on the transparently ridiculous idea that there is a war against women, along with a glass ceiling preventing one from becoming president. This is a woman whose entire political career was built on the shoulders of her husband. Without Bill Clinton, she would be nothing. As a United States Senator, she created no legislation worthy of the name. As Secretary of State, she killed Qaddafi and turned Libya into a terrorist state. That’s her achievements.

She ran on the baloney claim that there exists a wage gender gap, so that women get paid 22 cents less on the dollar than men, simply because they are women. Hillary is aware — although you probably aren’t — that in 1963, the mostly male Congress passed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. In other words, for 55 years it’s been illegal to pay women less than men because they are women. Nonetheless, the Democratic Party ran on that lie. I can even prove to you it’s a lie in one sentence. If it were true that women were paid 22 cents less on the dollar for the same work, the same skills and job experience as men, smart employers would fire all their male employees, hire women and increase their profits 22 percent or something close to that.

Identity politics is totalitarian. It erases individuals and judges them by their groups – and glues up the brain in the process. This is the world we live in now, with these kinds of lies, based on visceral hatred for men, for white people, for Christians and for this country.

~David Horowitz


Politicians are Selected, not Elected because “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

Does any sane and rational person really believe that all the people on social welfare. getting free benefits from the government while they are living with their parents, or in ghettos, or homeless camps, are going to set aside anything and part with the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to put their candidates in office?

The left in this country can never depend on a broad-based movement. It simply isn’t there. Most Americans are not interested. So they have turned to a rarified variant of Lenin’s vanguard strategy (which Fidel Castro called the “foco”). A small group of “woke” radicals acts for the proletariat, striking down the capitalist structure and then acting as a leadership cadre to construct the new society on behalf of the proles (See the Bolshevik coup for details, not surprisingly aka The October Revolution ).

How can such a vanishingly small group challenge a whole society? Through the wasp strategy. If you let a single wasp into a room full of people, it is likely to cause utter chaos, particularly if somebody gets stung. Trying to get away, somebody smashes into somebody else, who bangs into a table, who knocks a vase against the wall where the water splatters an electrical plug, which shorts out the electricity, which causes a fire, etc. etc. All this fear is caused by one little wasp.

That’s the strategy of the CPUSA, La Raza, the New Black Panthers/Black Lives Matter Movement, Occupy, Antifa and others. It follows that anyone who aids Antifa and these others in spreading panic, chaos and dismay, is inadvertently or otherwise, working with them, helping put the strategy into effect by getting people wrought up about something that can scarcely affect them. Accessories before the fact, to use legal phraseology.

There are some elements of the left, who will likely forever be unknown, who have carefully studied their opposition, from accepted center-right figures to people who sleep while hanging from the ceiling, and know exactly how we work and how many of us can be manipulated.

If you can stand to follow the media news and reporting, you will see this as a daily occurrence, even in the comment threads. No matter what the topic, some leftist always appears out of nowhere attempting to derail the discussion of the issue at hand. They’ll sometimes work through insult, sometimes through misdirection. There are always one or more fifth columnist commentators who take them up on it, dragging in others until eventually the entire report or thread has lost its way and everybody is arguing whether Trump and the Republicans are good or evil because he is right-handed or left-handed. It’s absurd, it’s idiotic, and it works just about every time. Local reports are always full of the same type of yellow journalism.

Why? Because propaganda works that way on the larger stage as well. The activist left knows that there exist people on the right who are not serious. Who are into it only to increase ratings, generate clicks, to manipulate others, and to aggrandize and give accolades to themselves. They know who they are, and exactly what buttons to push. The old communist term for this is “transmission belt”: somebody who can be used to get the message to places it would otherwise never penetrate. The left plays this crowd like violins, using them to get carefully-tailored information payloads to the hysterical, the ill-informed, the emotionally and mentally unbalanced, and to people sincerely frightened that something horrible may be happening to the country. The result is panic, uproar, wasted time, wasted energy, and wasted money.

The military term for this is “force multiplier,” any factor that increases the effectiveness of combat forces. it a tactic using assets to easily outdeploy, outfly, and outmaneuver the opposition who do not adapt the technique. It’s often applied to advanced communications and networking technology. All too often, the conservative internet acts as a force multiplier for the left, lending a far greater impact to a couple thousand goofballs standing in the street wearing masks than they logically should have.

There’s only one way to control this, and it will never be more than a partial solution at best. You can’t police it, you can’t oversee it, you can’t stay ahead of it. The sole remedy is to encourage a greater sense of responsibility among both readers and writers.

For the media consumers, which in one way or another we all are, consider a couple of things.

First, if you see something that sounds over the top, chances are that it probably is. Google (here, if not in all cases), is your friend, and there are other options. The beauty of the information wave is that you can always check. You can check anything, no matter what it is. No matter how opaque or esoteric, somebody somewhere has analyzed it. The information is out there, riding the servers. Look it up. Track it down. Once something is on the Internet it stays there, even if it has been censored someplace else.

Secondly, learn who is dependable, who has good info, and who is the dung artist. It doesn’t take much in the way of research to discover this.

For both: conspiracy theories are usually bullshit, either completely or to a large extent. There are rules on how to identify bogus conspiracy theories. Learn them and apply them.

And finally: just about anything you hear from the left is going to bogus and may contain half-truths to try and make their point. That you can depend on.

Who the hell wants to act as a stooge and useful fool for the left? Particularly a left made up of dangerous psychically deluded people dressed up as ninjas.

(Edited excerpt)
Original post J.R. Dunn

07 November 2017
American Thinker

Communists disguise their violence and genocide of the masses far better than the Nazis did. Thanks to a dogmatically entrenched, pro-Communist academia, mass media, entertainment industries and other public opinion propaganda outlets. Of course, as always, you can research this for yourself.

The Democrats Model for America

Many American citizen’s should know by now; America is experiencing the effects of some of the most moronic, quasi-educated, undeniably illiterate, blatantly seditious, and outright treasonous representatives in its history. And beneath that sequestered sanctum and in the halls of racist political pandering, there is indeed a Completely Insane Clown Caucus making critical decisions for our lives and freedoms. Sadly, we have also given some of them the power to be willfully dangerous and destructive to most of our people and the whole of our nation.

Tolerance often leads to accepting eroding corrupting influences upon the constant need for progress. Apathy of course, is turning a blind eye and is probably at the core of much “tolerant thinking.” When fear is generated among a people they’ll run toward a formula they think will keep them safe, yet rather blind to the cost. And that is nearly always a recipe for a cruel tyrannical authoritarian society to be birthed.

“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society. Apathy is the vice that kills it.”


It is so sad to watch one of America’s greatest cities die a horrible death.  Once upon a time, the city of Detroit was a teeming metropolis of 1.8 million people and it had the highest per capita income in the United States.  Now it is a rotting, decaying hellhole of about 700,000 people that the rest of the world makes jokes about.  On Thursday, we learned that the decision had been made for the city of Detroit to formally file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.  It was going to be the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of the United States by far, but on Friday it was stopped at least temporarily by an Ingham County judge.

She ruled that Detroit’s bankruptcy filing violates the Michigan Constitution because it would result in reduced pension payments for retired workers.  She also stated that Detroit’s bankruptcy filing was “also not honoring the (United States) president, who took (Detroit’s auto companies) out of bankruptcy“, and she ordered that a copy of her judgment be sent to Barack Obama.  How “honoring the president” has anything to do with the bankruptcy of Detroit is a bit of a mystery, but what that judge has done is ensured that there will be months of legal wrangling ahead over Detroit’s money woes.

It will be very interesting to see how all of this plays out.  But one thing is for sure – the city of Detroit is flat broke.  One of the greatest cities in the history of the world is just a shell of its former self.  The following are 25 facts about the fall of Detroit that will leave you shaking your head…

1) At this point, the city of Detroit owes money to more than 100,000 creditors.

2) Detroit is facing $20 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities.  That breaks down to more than $25,000 per resident.

3) Back in 1960, the city of Detroit actually had the highest per-capita income in the entire nation.

4) In 1950, there were about 296,000 manufacturing jobs in Detroit.  Today, there are less than 27,000.

5) Between December 2000 and December 2010, 48 percent of the manufacturing jobs in the state of Michigan were lost.

6) There are lots of houses available for sale in Detroit right now for $500 or less.

7) At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes in the city.

8) About one-third of Detroit’s 140 square miles is either vacant or derelict.

9) An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.

10) Less than half of the residents of Detroit over the age of 16 are working at this point.

11) If you can believe it, 60 percent of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.

12) Detroit was once the fourth-largest city in the United States, but over the past 60 years the population of Detroit has fallen by 63 percent.

13) The city of Detroit is now very heavily dependent on the tax revenue it pulls in from the casinos in the city.  Right now, Detroit is bringing in about 11 million dollars a month in tax revenue from the casinos.

14) There are 70 “Superfund” hazardous waste sites in Detroit.

15) 40 percent of the street lights do not work.

16) Only about a third of the ambulances are running.

17) Some ambulances in the city of Detroit have been used for so long that they have more than 250,000 miles on them.

18) Two-thirds of the parks in the city of Detroit have been permanently closed down since 2008.

19) The size of the police force in Detroit has been cut by about 40 percent over the past decade.

20) When you call the police in Detroit, it takes them an average of 58 minutes to respond.

21) Due to budget cutbacks, most police stations in Detroit are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day.

22) The violent crime rate in Detroit is five times higher than the national average.

23) The murder rate in Detroit is 11 times higher than it is in New York City.

24) Today, police solve less than 10 percent of the crimes that are committed in Detroit.

25) Crime has gotten so bad in Detroit that even the police are telling people to “enter Detroit at your own risk“.

It is easy to point fingers and mock Detroit, but the truth is that the rest of America is going down the exact same path that Detroit has gone down.

Detroit just got there first.

All over this country, there are hundreds of state and local governments that are also on the verge of financial ruin

“Everyone will say, ‘Oh well, it’s Detroit. I thought it was already in bankruptcy,’ ” said Michigan State University economist Eric Scorsone. “But Detroit is not unique. It’s the same in Chicago and New York and San Diego and San Jose. It’s a lot of major cities in this country. They may not be as extreme as Detroit, but a lot of them face the same problems.”

A while back, Meredith Whitney was highly criticized for predicting that there would be a huge wave of municipal defaults in this country.  When it didn’t happen, the critics let her have it mercilessly.

But Meredith Whitney was not wrong.

She was just early.

Detroit is only just the beginning.  When the next major financial crisis strikes, we are going to see a wave of municipal bankruptcies unlike anything we have ever seen before.

And of course the biggest debt problem of all in this country is the U.S. government.  We are going to pay a great price for piling up nearly 17 trillion dollars of debt and over 200 trillion dollars of unfunded liabilities.

All over the nation, our economic infrastructure is being gutted, debt levels are exploding and poverty is spreading.  We are consuming far more wealth than we are producing, and our share of global GDP has been declining dramatically.

We have been living way above our means for so long that we think it is “normal”, but an extremely painful “adjustment” is coming and most Americans are not going to know how to handle it.

So don’t laugh at Detroit.  The economic pain that Detroit is experiencing will be coming to your area of the country soon enough.

25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head

Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

[Byline Tyler Durden]

Zero Hedge (edited)
21 July 2013

Reposted 13 November 2018

See Also

Taiwan Video Mocks Detroit Bankruptcy… It’s sad how the world really views America under the Democrats control.

“Political ignorance” is the first tool of all totalitarian societies. It is at best philosophical suicide and at worst mind control.

Like the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia proved, the end destination of socialism is a cataclysmic catastrophe. In countries like Venezuela, and North Korea, this is all too apparent. Leftists sympathizers across the globe and in America can’t seem to grasp the things that should be as plain as the nose on their faces. So, why isn’t it? Not to worry, next time they’ll do it right, or something.

Because Class Matters —

“You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”

Michelle Obama says Melania Trump has never reached out to her for advice

Washington Post (headline only)

Why would she?

Typically stereotyping and dividing: Michelle Obama: Any Woman Who Voted for Donald Trump “Voted Against Their Own Voice”

Considering the reasons behind this perception; the following excerpt was originally posted on 09 September 2013, well before Trump moved into the U.S. Presidency. It is also insightful to recognize that the Obamas et al. perpetuate the same destructive  ideology across the board. Little has changed.


The truth is I do not like the Obama’s, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obama’s. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.

I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America. They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous. I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress.

I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people.

The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama’s arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?

Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.

I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.

Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same. I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.

And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today.

He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.

I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.

Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.

I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.

As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…

Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”

”You have had the opportunity to lead America away from the aberrant behavior and animus by many blacks as well as, for all intents and purposes, to retire racial discord to the ash heaps of American history. Instead, you have worked to fertilize and promote racial animus and hostility toward whites by blacks.

A leader wouldn’t do that. Not even the past presidents from your own party – a party whose history is steeped in racial prejudice – have contributed to racial discord as you have. It would be nice if I could wish you well, but, as it is, I can only wish you were gone.”

[Byline Mychal Massie]

Best Summation of Barack and Michelle Ever

If that isn’t enough reason not to want to ‘reach out’  to Michelle, here are some more stories that could cement that lack of commonality.

“Barack has lead by example. When we took our trip to Africa and visited his home country in Kenya, …” ~ Michelle Obama

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“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.” –Adolf Hitler


Petty juvenile projections – Consider the source…

When facing the opposite direction, it is impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel is a train.

CNN political commentator and pro-Russian Congressman Dana Rohrbacher aide Tara Setmayer has been a diehard Never Trump while supposed still claiming to be a conservative, Republican, or something along those lines. But like almost cable news Republicans, she’s lurched leftward.

On her October 30 podcast, she hypocritical lectured listeners that “words matter” and “we have to be better” while bashing Fox News for being a network that “jerks the President off every single day” and is filled with “political masturbation.” She also suggested that anyone who supports the President or any of his policies might as well support murderous drug dealers. 

Excerpt read more @ MRC NewsBusters:

CNN Republican Rules ‘Fox News Jerks’ Trump ‘Off Every Single Day’; ‘It’s Political Masturbation’, By Curtis Houck | November 12, 2018.

The above excerpt is only one small sample of a much larger issue. The Media as a whole has perfected their opinion programming to hypnotize and control the compliant herds.

Looking at it from a larger, more mature perspective…

When in possession of government power, liberals pompously invoke established customs. But once out of power, they immediately start breaking them. No sooner had they lost the White House than they returned to the primitive and infantile stance of 1960s-style radicals and petulant children.

Liberalism is willfulness writ large. Its relationship to law and custom is determined not by fixed principle but by whatever liberals want at any given moment. Insofar as law and custom are useful to retaining power, liberals demand that others follow them. But the moment law and custom become an impediment to regaining power, they give themselves permission to violate them. The “ends” suddenly justify the means, and anyone who questions their bad behavior fails to see the “higher” good at stake.

The revisionist spin and underhanded tactics they are putting on the recent midterm race is as laughable as it is sad, given the lengths to which the “ruling” class went and is once again trying to, pull socialism and Hillary across the finished line. Look not only at Hillary, but all of the democratic/socialist candidates as they had all the advantages of corruption in the races — more money, more media, a Democratic establishment propping her and them up, a Republican establishment undermining and tearing Trump down, and hordes of illegal voters. Hillary even had an attorney general and FBI director who saved her from indictment. And like the democrats in this midterm cycle, she had endorsements from almost every propaganda outlet, newspaper coast to coast, multiple cable channels and networks functioning like adjuncts of her and the democrats campaigns, while Hollywood and academia is churning out propaganda and subversive displays for them daily. And at least for Hillary she still couldn’t win. Now that seems to be changing, and the corruption and dishonesty has come to fruition. Is America ready for it, again?

Just in case you may not remember, this is what Marxist fair play really looks like:

“After we win this election, it is payback time. For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve. There will be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. With no election to worry about, we have two judges ready to go.”

Iranian-born Communist sympathizer Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama’s Senior White House Adviser (05 November 2012)

Millennia ago, Aristotle recognized this condition as extremely dangerous, it’s been paraphrased thus,  “as soon as a skeptic against truth opens their mouth, they contradict themselves and lose any right to be taken seriously.

Perhaps we should take heed of such warnings.

But alas, Cicero probably had a better perception on these matters.

A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague.”   ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero: regarding the danger of internal subversion.

Some Politicians Want Open Borders – The Naked Truth is…

No hay nada bueno que suceda en un vacío. — There is nothing good that happens in a vacuum.

Two of the largest and most powerful cartels in Mexico are trying to take over this territory to send drugs across the southern border into the US.

Think about this statement:

“If we do not protect our own people we will become weak, and we will face more mass killings of this kind when they grow to outnumber us.” —Wirathu, Burmese Buddhist monk

Tijuana: The War of Narcomenudistas

Translated by Yaqui for Borderland Beat from: Zeta

NOTE: These posts may contain strong violent material. Discretion is advised.

Tijuana: The War of Narcomenudistas -

In the streets of Tijuana there is still blood running and it seems to have no end. Image: Borderland Beat

64% of the crimes in Tijuana have been committed in delegations such as Los Pinos, La Presa, Centro, Sanchez Taboada and San Antonio de los Buenos, where there is a struggle for the control of the plazas for the sale of drugs between members of the  Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel and of Sinaloa Cartel. To gain ground, CJNG sells larger doses of crystal meth ( ice ) for the same price, which raised an indiscriminate war. Between the leaders of cells that bring in check to the authority they emphasize Jose Luis Mendoza Armenta ,”El Güero Chompas”, Edgar Alejandro Herrera Pardo “El Cayman”, Rodolfo López Arellano “El Cabo 30” and Iván Leonardo Peña Peralta “ElTurbo”.

The battle between the cells of the cartels for the control of the sale of drugs increases the statistics of homicides, which up to the end of the edition, accounted for 2, 083 victims.

Intentional crimes have been recorded more frequently in the delegations Los Pinos, La Presa, Centro, Sánchez Taboada and San Antonio de los Buenos. Only in those points, so far this year has been deprived of life to one thousand 443 people, 64 percent of all murders committed on this border.

ZETA Investigations: 

In the war between the Sinaloa (CDS) and Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) cartels, the authority has identified two groups that remain leaders among the hitmen and are in constant dispute over the sale and distribution of narcotics.

Delegation Los Pinos with the most murders:

Image: Borderland Beat

The Arellano Félix Cartel (CAF), Los Aquiles and Los Chapitos, maintain dispute only in the Central Zone of Tijuana. In other areas, the CAF maintains alliances with the CJNG, although investigators report a distancing between these criminal groups, which could worsen the atmosphere of insecurity, which is already in serious alert.

According to information obtained by ZETA , the strategy that the CJNG has been using for months to gain ground to Los Aquiles in the drug trade issue, consists of selling meth in larger doses for the same price.

“One dose has a market value of 50 pesos. What Jalisco is doing is offering larger doses for the same price, in order to grab more ”shooters” and customers. Almost giving away the drug. Although Sinaloa pays its vendors better , they often change sides and that is when the war between narcomenudistas comes, ” said a source consulted by this Weekly.

In the Los Pinos delegation those who squabble in the streets are: José Luis Mendoza Armenta ,”El Güero Chompas”, from the Sinaloa Cartel, against Rodolfo López Arellano “El Cabo 30”.

In La Presa, the same “Güero Chompas” and Ricardo Antonio Álvarez Olivares “El Cabo 39”, of the CJNG, compete.

In Sanchez Taboada the territory is disputed by José Loreto Capoeman Rivera “El Versi”, of Sinaloa, against Edgar Alejandro Herrera Pardo “El Caimán”, “El Zame” and / or “El Cabo 8”, of Jalisco Nueva Generación.

In the Central Zone, it is Jorge Alberto Ávila Alvarado “El Chacal” (CAF) against Edgar Morán Zavala “El Turbo”, from Sinaloa, and Francisco Javier Rabadán Gudiño ,”Aguacate” prevail.

In San Antonio de los Buenos it is , “El Turbo” of Sinaloa and “El Búho” by CJNG.

Delegation de Los Pinos:

Los Pinos is the area most fought over by narcomenudistas and where there are more murders. Criminally it is led by “El Güero Chompas” (Sinaloa) and “El Cabo 30” (CJNG).

The area includes around 13 residential complexes among which are Los Pinos, Villas de Baja California, Villas de Alcázar, Delicias 1, 2 and 3; Hacienda Los Venados, Villas del Campo, Natura, Ke Casas and Los Valles.

CJNG fights for control of most areas in Tijuana:

Image: Borderland Beat

“The attractiveness of this area and why they fight for control, is that it is an extensive territory, densely populated and low resources. There are a lot of captive consumers, because the opportunities are very limited for social and human and economic development. Few parks, small houses; it is a good market for drug traffickers, ” said one source.

As if that was not enough, he added, there is an absence of the police authorities. The remoteness of the place makes it a no-man’s land. “Practically, in those places they are fighting privately against private. In one street there is a leader of tienditas , ie ”little stores” and in the other street the opposite. They are pushing against each other. ”

Up until the end of the edition, in Los Pinos there were 378 crimes in the course of 2018.

Sanchez Totoaba:

As of Thursday, November 1,217 victims have been deprived of their lives, mostly on the orders of José Loreto Capoeman Rivera, “El Versi”, of the Sinaloa Cartel, who disputes the area with Edgar Alejandro Herrera Pardo “El Caimán “,” El Zame “and / or” El Cabo 8 “, of Jalisco.

According to information provided to ZETA by reliable sources, “El Caimán”, 38 years old, is the leader of assassins. Its criminal group is made up of young people between 16 and 30 years old, who are dedicated to find and execute opposing narcomenudistas and thus gain ground for the Sinaloa Cartel.

“In June an internal struggle began between the self-styled ”Los Cabos”, attached to Jalisco (CJNG) between ”El Cabo 8” and against David López Jiménez ”Cabo 20” or ”El Lobo”, the latter is a dissident of the Jalisco Cartel for to form an alliance with some members of the CAF for the transfer of drugs to the United States, initiating an internal struggle that in this case is headed by Herrera Pardo, ” commented a member of the Coordination Group.

While “El Versi” of 32 years, responsible for drug dealing in the area, is part of the group “Los Chapitos” of CDS and maintains a fierce fight against “El Cabo 8”.

“The Sanchez Taboada is the bastion of CJNG, that’s where the cartel was born as a branch of Jalisco. There lived the pioneers of the group such as Juan José Pérez Vargas ”El Piolín”, Arturo Gómez Herrera, ”El Gross” (assassinated in Jalisco), Erick Deraz González, ”El Güero Canesten” (riddled to death in Tijuana) and “Los Cabos”. The first problem among them is that one of the sectors that had traditionally controlled Sinaloa, which is the Colonia Camino Verde , intended to take over Jalisco, that’s when the struggle for the territory begins, ” the source confided.

Five years ago, when the CJNG began to have influence in Tijuana, it was precisely when “El Piolín” was detained in the La Mesa Penitentiary.

“When he leaves Cereso, they connected him with someone important in Jalisco. They gave him a lot of power and they told him that they occupied influence in the city, but since they could not send money they sent them drugs, a part was even given away and another was financed, for that reason Tijuana was flooded with drugs. ”there is so much going for you to hire people, buy drugs, weapons, corrupt authorities”. The challenge was to take away the Arellano Félix’s power, ” said the researcher.

La Presa:

The dispute over the area is due to the rivalry between José Luis Mendoza Armenta, “El Güero Chompas” and Ricardo Antonio Álvarez Olivares ,”El Cabo 39″, of the Sinaloa and Jalisco New Generation cartels, respectively. The hit men on both sides recorded 331 victims in colonies such as Ejido Francisco Villa, Las Fuentes, Mariano Matamoros, El Florido, Terrazas del Valle and El Dorado Residencial.

Data from intelligence groups indicate that Mendoza Armenta is the leader of the “Los Chapitos” cell, who has maintained a criminal war against the CJNG for preserving control of the East Zone.

San Antonio de Los Buenos:

Edgar Morán Zavala, “El Turbo”, aligned with the Sinaloa Cartel, is in charge of the fight for that territory against, “El Búho”, although his real name is unknown. Among the records and statements of detainees, is outlined as a male between 40 and 45 years, obese with dark complexion; belonging to CJNG.

The zones in conflict are: Pedregal of Santa Julia, Obrera, Founders, Summits of Juárez, Loma Bonita and Guadalajara. At the close of the edition, 175 fatalities were recorded in 2018.

It is estimated that 2018 closes with 2,500 homicides:

Image: Borderland Beat

Zona Centro:

So far this year, it has counted 215 victims. This demarcation is disputed by three cartels under the command of Jorge Alberto Avila Alvarado ,”El Chacal” (CAF), against “El Turbo” (Sinaloa) and “El Aguacate” (Los Aquiles).

Intelligence sources mention that the downtown area is a tourist attraction, having commercial stores, bars, hotels, food businesses; coupled with the high influx of people and constant economic flow.

Until November 1, the Central Zone is located as the fifth delegation with the highest levels of incidence of homicides. The dispute is mainly between members of the “Los Monos” group (CJNG) and “Los Turbos” (Sinaloa).


Data from the Citizen Council of Independent Organizations, indicate that in 2017 there were about 10,000 slot machines distributed in Central or North Zone and the East Zone. The “mini casinos” are disguised as grocery stores, internet cafes or pharmacies, and are frequented by criminals for the distribution of drugs. These are controlled by Luis Arturo Cosme Espinoza ,”El Cosme”, of the CAF.


According to the Coordination Group, the zone of war between cartels is distributed in four districts:

District 1: Otay Mesa, Sánchez Taboada, Cerro Colorado and part of the Central Zone, where the group or cartel led by Alfonso Arteaga García ,”El Aquiles”, and his brother René, alias “La Rana”, has been identified as a zone of operation. Reliable sources indicate that the control of the cartel is carried by the latter, ceded by “El Aquiles”.

Intentional crimes are recorded in Los Pinos, Presa, Centro and Sánchez Taboada:

Image: Borderland Beat

Since 2015, this group has been fighting for the control of the square against “Los Uriarte”, and on the other hand, against the associated groups of the CAF and CJNG and / or CTNG.

Its area of ​​operation is Otay Mesa, where narcomenudistas are present in the rest of the aforementioned delegations.

District 2: Includes La Presa, Rural Dam and Cerro Colorado. According to official and unofficial interviews, Luis Alberto López Uriarte ,”El Pájaro”, predominates in this zone, who has a dispute with the Uriarte brothers and with “Los Aquiles”, CAF and CTNG.

District 3: It is made up of Los Pinos, Cerro Colorado, La Presa and Sánchez Taboada. The criminal group headed by the Uriarte brothers -Francisco Javier and José Luis Mendoza Uriarte-, both in dispute over the control of drug dealing with “Los Aquiles” , “El Pájaro” and CAF-CTNG, operates.

District 4: Abarca , Sánchez Taboada, Los Pinos and San Antonio de los Buenos, Playas de Tijuana and Zona Centro. They operate associated criminal groups (CAF-CTNG-CJNG), in dispute over the control of drug dealing with people from “Los Aquiles”, the “Pájaro” and “Los Uriarte”.

The Criminal Groups Have Turned Tijuana So Violent:

Hermanos Arteaga:

Alfonso Arteaga García “El Aquiles” and René Arteaga García “La Rana”. Under his command they integrate the criminal group: Sergio Arturo Andrade Magallanes, “El Checo”, Rodolfo Alberto Moreno Gaeta, “El Chaparro”, Edgar Alejandro Simón Delgado ,”El Chilango”, or “El Chilas”; Roberto Carlos Carbajal Castillo ,”El Charly” -reflected in the Cereso-. Cristian Adrián Ceciliano Cortés ,”El Pipián”, and Marcos David García Lozada ,”El Mangue” or “Manguerísimo”.


Cell led by Edgar Alejandro Herrera Pardo ,”El Caimán”, “El Zame” or “Cabo 8″, under his orders operate: Juan Hernández Quintero ,”El Juan Tortas”, who has an active arrest warrant for homicide ; Francisco Javier Gómez Hernández or Miguel Ángel Gómez Hernández; Israel Alejandro Vázquez Vázquez ,”El 50″ or “El Goofy”; Giovanni Ruanova Pantiga ,”El Koreano”, Daniel Misael Murillo Gastélum, “El Miclo”, Manuel Santiago Navarro Silva, “El Minimí”, the last three, prisoners in the Social Readaptation Center.

Image: Borderland Beat

In the Eastern Zone of the Los Cabos Group, they point to Rodolfo López Arellano ,”Solecito” or “El Cabo 30″, as chief hitman. Among the gunmen are: Elix Guadalupe Valdez Alcaraz ,”El Lupillo”, 23 years old; Carlos Lorenzo Hinojosa Guerrero ,”El Hacker” or “El Cabo 96″, of 28; Cristian Jonathan López Saenz ,El Jona”, 22; and Ricardo Antonio Álvarez Olivares ,”El Bebé” or “El Cabo 39”, aged 28, with an active arrest warrant for breach of family obligations.

“El Pájaro”:

Luis Alberto López Uriarte, brother of Raydel Rosalío López Uriarte ,”El Muletas”.

Hermanos Uriarte:

(Sinaloa Cartel) Francisco Javier “Chapito Uriarte” and José Luis Mendoza Uriarte ,”Güero Chompas”, in charge of narcomenudeo in Sánchez Taboada; José Loreto Capoeman Rivera ,”El Versi”, financial operator (payroll); Rogelio Sebastián Osuna Leyva, “El Wara” or “El Jerson”, leader of hired assassins and charge of flat; Luis Alberto García Meza ,”El Güicho” and Rubén Manuel Ríos Hernández ,”El Niño”, who has an arrest warrant for robbery with violence and narcomenudeo. In addition to Christian Israel Jordán Salazar ,”El Travieso” and Ramón Daniel Orozco Rodríguez ,”El Junior”.


According to intelligence sources, the Arellano Félix Cartel retains its own structure and only shares certain areas of Tijuana to operate the Jalisco and Tijuana Nueva Generación cartels.

According to the authorities, the CAF is led by Pablo Edwin Huerta Nuño ,”El Flaco”, whose criminal cell is integrated by Luis Roberto Toscano Torres ,”El Monito” or “Luiyi”; Guillermo González Camarillo ,”El Pelón”; Alberto Ávila Alvarado ,”El Chacal”; as well as Ladislao Antonio, Roberto Carlos and Marcos Rafael (assassinated), the three, with last names Toscano Rodríguez.

Drug Trafficking and Distribution:

“Drug trafficking does exist, and there is violence derived from drug trafficking. We can not say that the business of these cartel leaders is the sale of drugs at the retail level . That is not their business. They have a big criminal structure, to dedicate themselves to sell drug doses would be very expensive “, summed up a consulted source, to later raise the question:

“What is the main reason that Tijuana is a violent city?
“The answer is that there is a presence of violent criminal structures that are dedicated to the transfer of drugs in large quantities. Tijuana is one of the three main plazas, there is a well-armed structure from the protection of authorities, to an effective method of crossing drugs such as tunnels and crossing by sentry boxes in double-bottom vehicles. ”

The State Preventive Police (PEP) registers an increase in the number of intentional homicides and attributes it mainly to the dispute that has drug cartels accentuated in Baja California, which maintain a fight for the control of the plaza for the distribution and sale of drugs.

“The work dynamics on the part of the cartels, which previously focused their activity on the transfer of drugs, now seek internal distribution for street drug trafficking purposes, being a profitable business for them due to the high level of drug use that exists in the city, which also affects the increase in crime rates, ” he concluded.

The struggle initiated by the CJNG against Sinaloa is caused mainly by the fight for control of Sanchez Taboada, La Presa, Los Pinos, La Presa Rural and Zona Centro delegations, discarding the San Antonio de los Buenos demarcation.

“The situation has led to constant executions and a war without respect for the laws of engagement, because in these delegations the population index is higher and represents an attractive market for drug dealing,” it was reported.

To conclude, the respondent explained that starting in 2015, the CJNG initiated a recruitment of active leaders belonging to opposing groups, in order to take advantage of their positioning and control of zones, in addition to executing mid-level managers to weaken the cells that operated for other cartels, which has led to an increase in cases of homicides due to account adjustments, or changes in drug dealing structures.

Note: For those of you with photographic memories: There will be a Pop Quiz coming up.

[Byline Borderland Beat Reporter Yaqui] (edited)

11 November 2018

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Government buildings in Chilpancingo are burning

Speaking Truth to Feces

Yes, there are many American people that are just that stupid…and they will eventually get the dystopia, destitution and destruction, their corrupt politicians will gladly ‘provide’, so they can rule over them.

There is a big difference between being governed and being ruled, but the moron is not aware of such things. Whatever, the outcome of present circumstances, the people will get what they desire, and most assuredly deserve, even those that are not true American citizens nor have any intention of ever becoming one. What better way to destroy a country, than by bringing in recruiting those who have no skin in the game and will readily destroy the people and cultures that already live there. Hate does that, especially if an ignorant people are fed daily diets of it.

Real rebellions are bloody, Revolutions are deadly, and Civil Wars are totally destructive to any nation. Yet, somebody must pay for it, even those that have sought ‘asylum’ or ‘refuge’ from it; if anyone happens to believe it will be the politicians who have sold out their own countrymen and women and promised ‘sanctuary’, they are not only sadly, but gravely mistaken. The psycho-politicians will create the divisions, start the conflicts and wars and like the cowards that they are, they will hide themselves away being guarded in their fortified enclaves where they can safely spew out their venomous rhetoric, and let the people consume and destroy themselves and their communities. For what? Lies, deception, false promises? Who profits from it? Not the denizens, but for certain, the cronies, the carpetbaggers, and the master’s of an ignorant people too stupid to realize they are only pawns in a game of greed, control and power.

History, current events, and commonsense objectivity validate this, time, and time again. Still no one seems to care, or wants to remember until it is convenient, or after it is far too late and they have become indentured and enslaved.

Don’t forget to attend the Two Minutes Hate programming. Tune in anytime, it’s there waiting for you.

But know this — By design, our senses absorb information in relation to where we are, what we’re doing, who we are with, and how we feel. Also know that the external world consistently bombards us with stimuli, and these stimuli follow a different neural pathway in each of us. Everyone makes sense of them differently. As human beings, we go through life predominately understanding the world and influencing our behavior like we’re at the center of reality, and that everything around us derives its importance according to how it fits into our narrative as it is guided by our emotions.

Be aware however, that this warps our perception of our surroundings and how they unfold. Despite the intensity with which we feel and sense, much of what happens in the broader world isn’t just about us, or how we ‘feel’. There’s a much larger picture, and there’s a lot more going on. The sooner we can put aside our personal biases, and recognize those creating noise outside of us, the sooner we can understand reality for what it is rather than how we feel about it. It’s a crucial distinction, and one that can lead to our freedom instead of slavery.

Step outside your own ‘safe space’, and honestly conceptualize your observations and try to harness objectivity through a different perspective. Then ask yourself is what you think you believe a truth, or is it deception? What and whose purpose does it really serve? The honest answer you discover and/or uncover, may come as a welcomed surprise, or not.

Being mentally aware makes us conscious of relevant knowledge, conscious of our situations and surroundings, and conscious of our personal feelings and thoughts. Awareness also gives us a state of mind that aims to understand reality as close to the truth as possible and this drives us towards wisdom while giving us leverage toward the clarity of our mind.

Certainly, the more we know, the more accurately we can understand our surroundings. The better we are at organizing our thoughts, the more possibilities we have, and the less likely we are to be deceived by the misinformation and disinformation we are being plagued with.

“Power is a weed that grows in the vacant lot of an abandoned mind.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged