I’m taking a few days off from the usual gang of misogynists to explore other terrible people out there in the world being terrible. Today, let me present to you Newt Gingrich, who is still alive and just as terrible as ever.
He thinks that American civilization, if it can be called that, is crumbling before our very eyes, and has written up a little rant on the subject for his Gingrich 360 website. Let me bring you the highlights, by which I mean, as always, the lowlights.
“We are now in a crisis of American civilization fully as dangerous and real as the crisis of the US Civil War or World War II,” he begins. “Today, we face combined internal and external threats which are as great or greater.”
Gingrich offers up a few thoughts on China that are not particularly interesting before moving past this international frenemy to focus on what he sees as the real threats to American from within.
However dangerous the foreign challenges are they fade away when compared with the domestic threats to American civilization.
Consider these indicators that our civilization is beginning to fall apart.
Ok, well, let’s consider them.
One, riots up in Minnesota.
Several days of looting and rioting in Minnesota have occurred even as a trial of a former policeman is underway proving the rule of law works.
Two: No-Go Zones
As a result of riots in Seattle, Portland, and Milwaukee, Gingrich claims, there are now
no-go zones similar to those in France have been created which are effectively localized secessions from the United States.
Portland continues to be attacked nightly by anarchists. Despite pious statements by public officials, no effective action is underway to restore law and order.
Newt — may I call you Newt? –do you remember why these protests are taking place? Maybe the rise in innocent men and women getting killed by the very people who are supposed to be protecting us from violence is the real threat to civilization, or at least one of them.
Newt evidently disagrees, because he thinks the real problem iis …
Three, the “war on police.”
There is a war on police underway with 264 killed in 2020, a jump of 96 percent over the previous year. In New York City, hostile forces use Molotov cocktails to set police cars on fire. Murder rates are skyrocketing around the country with 2020 the biggest one-year jump in homicides in American history – 36.7 percent.
I’m not quite sure how the rising murder rates of people who are not police officers is proof of a “war on police.” If anything, it weakens the case; there may be more cops getting shot because there are more people getting shot overall.
Four, aggravated shoplifting. No, really.
In San Francisco, the declaration by the communist district attorney that theft under $900 will not be prosecuted has led to so much shoplifting that Walgreens is closing all 10 of its drugstores in the city.
For what it’s worth, it’s not clear that the stores actually closed due to shoplifting. Walgreens says the closures were part of a nationwide shutdown of 200 stores in what the company called a “transformational cost management program,” whatever that means. The S.F. police, for their part, say larceny is actually down. Oh, and there are still Walgreens stores operating in San Francisco; they haven’t all been shut down.
Five: “Woke” corporations that don’t want their employees and customers losing basic democratic rights.
Woke CEOs who refuse to condemn genocide and police state tyranny in China are quick to attack Georgia – even though President Joe Biden was just plain wrong (perhaps lying) about the state’s new election law.
Six, some CNN guy on a fake date set up by corruption-fabricator James O’Keefe bragged that CNN’s pro-Biden coverage had cost Trump the election.
I’m not going to bother rebutting this one because Trump and his media enablers (Fox, OAN, Newsmax and many others) spewed out so many lies during the election that the basically truthful news sources outside of the Trump camp could barely keep track. Trump is still lying about the election on a daily basis.
Also, did I mention that O’Keefe is a scammy hack? You can read some of the gory details of O’Keefe’s “sting” operation against CNN here.
Seven: Trump and some of his people have been banned from Twitter for egregiously breaking the social media site’s rules.
[T]he internet giants … are increasingly acting like Russian oligarchs. They are trying to erase a leader who was supported by more than 75 million Americans with a ruthlessness worthy of Soviet tyranny and the Chinese Communist Party.
Strangely, Trump has not been exiled to Siberia but has rather relocated to one of his country clubs in Florida, and he can get on Fox to complain about whatever he wants to complain about pretty much any time he wants.
Eight: Racism (against white men)
Overt racism through race-based reparations, school quotas, and anti-white and anti-male curricula are a return to government-fueled discrimination and segregation.
Nine: California is making students worship an Aztec god?
I have to admit I missed out on this one but, according to Gingrich,
the state of California is considering requiring students to chant every day to an Aztec god who was the center of a human sacrifice cult … .
Snopes dismisses these accusations as “mostly false,” pointing out that the program is a voluntary option and, well, go read their thing on the subject because it’s sort of too complicated for my brain to process after reading this much nonsense from Newt.
Anyway, these are the things that are destroying America, according to Newt. Your mileage may vary.
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