Sign of our times

Public servant, Portland-style!

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I thought of that immediately on seeing this photo. By the way, that’s a woman, not a man. She is a city commissioner in the socialist outpost known as Portland, Oregon, and as such she’s no fan of the police and has voted to reduce police funding.

But in spite of her voting and rhetoric, what is the first thing she did on November 1 when she had a dispute with a Lyft driver?

That is correct. She called the cops.

Just gazing upon the visage of this gal whose name is Jo Ann Hardesty, by the way, tells you immediately that she voted against President Trump. Yes, you can make accurate judgments based on appearances, and this is where the adoration of victimhood and multiculturalism has brought us. Well, you, not me because I do not live in the United States.

You likely do, poor thing. My heart goes out to you.

Nation unraveled

TWO NEWS stories today do a lovely job of illustrating the wackiness of the American cultural landscape brought to you by devotion to multiculturalism and the victim mentality. And, oh yes, ignorance.

BlackPowerIf it isn’t Latinos wanting to give back a third of the western United States to Mexico, it’s blacks acting like children on the one hand and like bulls in the proverbial china shop on the other.

To wit:

First, a 100-year-old Navy vet was receiving a special honor at a Town Hall meeting in Portland, Oregon, one of your collectivist blue states, of course, when a pack of angry black folks (is there any other kind these days?) stormed in to chant the shopworn phrases “Hands up! Don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe!”

This had absolutely nothing to do with the event, of course, but so what?

Second, and you’ll really enjoy the brilliant thinking behind this one, packs of angry black folks (are there any other kinds these days?) have taken to disrupting white people having restaurant brunches. They do this, they say, due to white people’s “complicity in genocide.”

So far this latter nuttiness has taken place in Berkeley, California, (knock me over with feather) and New York City (another feather), more bastions of vapid, collectivist thinking.

It’s a great time to be living outside the United States.

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(Note: I feel sorry for what appears to be a minority of black Americans who are clear-thinking, informed and law-abiding citizens. How these protests must embarrass them.)