Samuel L. Jackson “Really Wanted” the San Bernardino Shooters to Be White

By Deneen Borelli. An excellent point of view originally published at DeneenBorelli.com. Borelli is a regular on the FoxNews Channel and author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation.

Progressive race-baiter Samuel L. Jackson is more upset by the race of the San Bernardino shooters than the fact that they killed 14 Americans and injured another 22 in an act of domestic terror.

Samuel L. Jackson

The Daily News reports:

Outspoken actor Samuel L. Jackson admits he had “really hoped” the shooter in the San Bernardino attack was white because he didn’t want Muslim-Americans to get any more backlash than they already have.

The “Hateful Eight” star told the Hollywood Reporter he empathizes with Muslim-Americans, whom he believes are becoming the “new young black men” in the United States due to the wave of scrutiny they are receiving.

“I can’t even tell you how much I really wanted (the San Bernardino shooting) to just be another, you know, crazy white dude, and not really some Muslims,” he told the magazine. “Because it’s like, ‘Oh, s—. It’s here.’”

In other words, Jackson is basically saying: Yeah, yeah, people died, but come on guys! The real issue here is optics! Stop giving Republicans their talking points!!

What a slap in the face to the survivors of the terror attack, and the family and loved ones of the people who died.

Not to mention, this is more of the same double standard that allows the Hollywood elite to say

Read more at Deneen Borelli’s website.

More Guns, Less Crime

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010)

From Back Cover:

On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control: despite all the attacks by gun-control advocates, no one has ever been able to refute Lott’s simple, startling conclusion that more guns mean less crime. Relying on the most rigorously comprehensive data analysis ever conducted on crime statistics and right-to-carry laws, the book directly challenges common perceptions about the relationship of guns, crime, and violence. For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, DC—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central contention.

Intolerant Jennifer Lawrence Insults Her Audience

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

What is it about Hollywood elites who just can’t help but to show how intolerant and anti-liberty-oriented they really are? It seems like the more fame and fortune they have, the more eager they are to hurl a good insult at the very audiences who have helped them get to where they are.

Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games, 2012

The first time I saw Jennifer Lawrence was in the 2012 hit dystopian adventure The Hunger Games. Kids absolutely loved the movie, as did adults who found themselves taken in by the courageous bow and arrow wielding Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) whose mission was to survive in a violent totalitarian society.

Although highly interpretive, many Christian viewers likened the movie to a Biblical story, complete with self-sacrifice, hope, death, resurrection, and even Bread of Life iconography. For some, the movie was also prophetic in that they now see America increasingly moving further into a “secular, post-Christian cultural space.” Needless to say, The Hunger Games quickly became the centerpiece of many Sunday sermons and Bible studies.

As for Jennifer Lawrence, she couldn’t have dreamed up a better star promoting role. Just one year later in 2013, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for Silver Linings Playbook. Today, she’s the world’s highest paid actress having earned a whopping $52,000,000 this year.

Now blessed with her own fame and fortune, Lawrence suddenly got the itch to sound off during a recent interview with Vogue Magazine. Predictably, she towed the same old anti-Christian and anti-Republican line so many other Hollywood celebrities have done before her.

During the interview, Lawrence revealed herself as the ultimate egotistical snob when she told Vogue that she was “embarrassed to be from Kentucky.” Why? Because of a devout Christian woman named Kim Davis, a Kentucky County Clerk, who couldn’t in good conscience issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Don’t even say her name in this house,” continued Lawrence.

Still in Denial: Three Years After Sandy Hook

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

December 14 marks the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. But this anniversary is different because it comes on the heels of the Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino that killed 14 and injured 17. Given this, what has your local school done to prevent another tragedy?

Children cutting paper in classroom

All across the country political leaders, school personnel, and parents have moved beyond the emotionalism that has influenced mindless policies of so-call gun free zones. Finally, scores of teachers are now rising up from a posture of being defenseless sheep to that of taking responsibility for their personal defense and that of the children they are entrusted to protect.

Incredibly, most educators are still waiting anxiously for their school leaders to do the right thing. Remember all the endless chatter immediately following the Sandy Hook tragedy? School officials everywhere sent letters to frantic parents promising all the things they would do to ensure the safety of their kids. Where I was teaching, even the police chief was invited to speak at our school board meeting, of which only about 8 minutes was actually dedicated to school safety—and still no change. Sadly, for many schools it appears to have been all hype. But how could this be after so many innocent lives have been lost?

Those in charge are so paralyzed by their own cowardice that they find all sorts of excuses for inaction. My personal favorites are: “It’s not likely to happen here,” “We don’t want to freak out parents,” or “We just don’t have the budget.”

In reality, the problem is not budgets or anything else. The problem is denial.

To understand denial, all we have to do is look at school safety from another angle—fire. How many school children in North America have died from fire in the last half century? The answer is zero. And the reason is simple. We are inundated with highly effective redundancy systems that include smoke alarms, fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire exits, fire hydrants, fire resistant tiles, paint, and other materials. We also have fire drills so everyone can practice how to escape safely. Finally, to make sure everything humanly possible is being done to prevent death by fire, we undergo regular safety inspections by the local fire chief. We do these things because we believe they make children safe. And they do!

This video by Reason provides further evidence of the pathetic state of higher education as it shows students exercising their right to free speech regarding indiscriminate “micro-aggressions” that will in turn limit their right to free speech.

Policing Culture at the University of Washington

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

There’s a new wave of hard core political correctness sweeping college campuses. It’s called cultural appropriation. As explained by a University of Washington student, it’s when “you take something from a culture that isn’t yours and basically use it for your own purposes. A lot of times this involves a majority culture taking bits and pieces of a minority culture in a way that trivializes it, in away that misrepresents it and pulls it out of context, or in a way that stereotypes other people.”

Cultural Appropriation at UW

If this leaves you scratching your head, don’t worry. There’s a whole group of UW students who, having crowned themselves with a certain level of elitism, have put together a video instructing the rest of us Cro-Magnon types on how to avoid cultural appropriation. As one might expect, they make fools of themselves in the process.

Nevertheless, as you watch the video, you can almost imagine yourself in a museum walking from one “cultural exhibit” to another as you’re immediately hit with a sense of separatism and victimhood. Of course, it would have been more helpful had the students actually known something about culture before starting their little grievance project.

Still, as an anthropologist who escaped the grips of leftist academia before my own brain could turn to mush, I am somewhat sympathetic to those afflicted with critical thinking attrition, a common byproduct of today’s higher education. Perhaps these students deserve a refund.

It used to be that anyone could take a good Anthropology 101 class and get an honest lesson on cultural diffusion. This simply refers to the natural spreading of cultural traits, mainly through migration, trade, and war. Cultures adopt and tinker with traits that work for them and abandon those traits that don’t. It’s one of the key mechanisms of cultural change and advancement, and the primary reason isolated cultures tend to lag behind everyone else.

While it’s obvious the students never learned about cultural diffusion they do, however, seem to know plenty about cultural isolation. In case you haven’t noticed, college campuses are hotbeds of victim identities, where many students have aligned themselves with a special, separate culture of oppression. Victim cultures wear their victimhood as a badge of moral virtue. They see themselves as innocent and everyone else is out to get them.

Four Centuries of American Education

Four Centuries of American Education (Aledo, TX: Wallbuilder Press, 2004)

From Back Cover:

America is now entering its fifth century of educating students. Throughout the first four centuries, impartation of three essential elements – religion, morality, and knowledge – was the core of the education system that produced some of the world’s greatest leaders in areas from science and government to theology and jurisprudence. In recent decades, however, the secularization of education has become the new American paradigm; and statistics clearly demonstrate that the more secular American education becomes, the less successful it is academically.

Four Centuries of American Education examines education both past and present. Learn about some of Americas greatest educators and textbooks, and discover what long made America a world leader in education. The remarkable history in this book will both challenge and inspire readers of all ages.

Don’t Trust Your Dictionary

By Kimberly Bloom Jackson

October 16 was National Dictionary Day. Can you think of anything dumber to celebrate?

Pig with Dictionary

While I understand why a lot of parents and teachers might promote educational dictionary activities for kids, there’s one big problem. Modern dictionaries have become a tool used by progressives to stealthily infuse their perverse ideology through deception and manipulation. Meanwhile, as we’re all being properly re-educated, they sneak around rewriting laws and subverting our Constitution. It’s kind of what the pompous pigs did in George Orwell’s classic 1945 dystopia, Animal Farm.

Over the last few years, I’ve noticed that many definitions in my dictionary, especially those with social and political connotations, have been wildly distorted or are just plain wrong. If I can’t even trust my dictionary, why in the world would I want to celebrate it?

To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, let’s take a look at a few words and their twisted definitions, compliments of my Apple computer’s built-in New Oxford American Dictionary, Version 2.2.1:

  • Ku Klux Klan:
    an extremist right-wing secret society in the US.
    The Ku Klux Klan was originally founded in the southern states after the Civil War to oppose social change and black emancipation by using violence and terrorism. Although disbanded twice, it re-emerged in the 1950s and 1960s and continues at a local level. Members disguise themselves in white robes and hoods and often use a burning cross as a symbol of the organization.
  • supremacist:
    noun
    an advocate of the supremacy of a particular group, especially one determined by race or sex; a white supremacist.

To me, the blatant disregard for historical truth is stunning. The Ku Klux Klan was not a “right-wing” secret society as my dictionary would like me to believe. It actually emerged in 1866 as a pseudo-secret political action group created by the—wait for it—Democratic Party! Want proof? Then I encourage you to check out the thirteen volume set of Congressional investigations detailing the Klan’s connection to the Party called Report of the Joint Select Committee to Inquire Into the Condition of Affairs in the Late Insurrectionary States.