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Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains SJW Detachment from Reality

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This author of this blog post is a criminal defense attorney whose practice included defending drug dealers in the Bronx.  He's specifically addressing a silly movement to have people convicted of "non-violent" drug crimes reparations, but there are some very perceptive observations regarding what is actually going on as a general matter.  Some snippets below the link.

https://blog.simplejustice.us/2018/08/28/fantasy-reparations/

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I know these “good Samaritans” well. I defended quite a few of these great humanitarians, maybe even some the writer remembers from her days in the South Bronx. They were fun days, filled with tiny vials of crack and kids killing for the turf of a decent street corner spot or banging some old lady over the head for their fix.

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But what they were not was great humanitarians, helping out their brother man by supplying a desired pastime. Don’t pay for your crack and see how sweetly they tried to persuade you to honor your responsibilities. And if the only way to get the loot to cover your debt meant some random person got beaten or robbed, well, that was had to be done because you needed that next fix.

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I’ve spent a good deal of time of late trying to explain to young activists why they’re not helping to achieve viable reform by indulging in their psychotic delusions of denial, their fantasy versions of reality, their weeping over systemic horrors that aren’t quite systemic and weren’t entirely unjustified.

This post was a prime example of pushing a lie so ridiculous, so unfathomably laughable, as to render its writer, and its publisher, a joke. Serious people have fought to get New York to enact an expungement statute to no avail. So instead, proffer a story so absurdly false, plus call for commutation, reversal of convictions and, ta da, reparations?

This didn’t appear at the Marshall Project by accident, but because the young and unduly passionate believe this insane nonsense, spout lies they want to believe and demand solutions that are so outrageous as to be off-the-charts offensive.

And someone like me, a criminal defense lawyer who is supposed to be on their team, refusing to indulge in their delusions and instead fighting for rational solutions based on reality, is the worst of the bad guys. After all, no one is worse than a traitor to the cause, even when the cause is a rom com fantasy.

 

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lol @ reparations.  Holy crap has the SJW gone even further off the deep end.

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On 8/28/2018 at 4:21 PM, DevsMan84 said:

lol @ reparations.  Holy crap has the SJW gone even further off the deep end.

With seemingly no end in sight. -smh, sad.

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On 10/5/2018 at 11:37 AM, DevsMan84 said:

Interesting, but not surprising in the least bit.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Sokal-Squared-Is-Huge/244714

I loved that they took 3000 words of Mein Kampf, replaced Jews with Cishet White Males and it got published. 

Not dishonest at all.  Grievance studies is fake scholarship that contributes nothing to the world and the people who are involved in it deserve to get trolled and ridiculed until they find something else to do.

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On 10/6/2018 at 7:44 PM, Daniel said:

I loved that they took 3000 words of Mein Kampf, replaced Jews with Cishet White Males and it got published. 

Not dishonest at all.  Grievance studies is fake scholarship that contributes nothing to the world and the people who are involved in it deserve to get trolled and ridiculed until they find something else to do.

Ben Shapiro in Newsweek had a pretty good article about it too.  I didn't want to use him as a source given that many left-wingers automatically dismiss him as alt-right drivel (even though he is pretty center right in his views).  I think his take is pretty interesting and I largely agree with it as to what is happening in college classrooms.

https://www.newsweek.com/ben-shapiro-genius-academic-hoax-exposed-liberal-arts-colleges-dont-care-1155013

 

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17 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

Ben Shapiro in Newsweek had a pretty good article about it too.  I didn't want to use him as a source given that many left-wingers automatically dismiss him as alt-right drivel (even though he is pretty center right in his views).  I think his take is pretty interesting and I largely agree with it as to what is happening in college classrooms.

https://www.newsweek.com/ben-shapiro-genius-academic-hoax-exposed-liberal-arts-colleges-dont-care-1155013

 

Alt-righters universally hate Ben Shapiro.  Left-wingers have a very poor understanding of what the term means and who it applies to.  A good chunk of alt-righters are sympathetic to Bernie Sanders.

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1 hour ago, Daniel said:

Alt-righters universally hate Ben Shapiro.  Left-wingers have a very poor understanding of what the term means and who it applies to.  A good chunk of alt-righters are sympathetic to Bernie Sanders.

I like Ben and typically agree with most of his views.  I used to like Milo way back in the day before he decided to become more of a troll than actual commentator.

For me, alt-right is more Alex Jones and his types.

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2 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

I like Ben and typically agree with most of his views.  I used to like Milo way back in the day before he decided to become more of a troll than actual commentator.

For me, alt-right is more Alex Jones and his types.

Alex Jones is really just a nut job.  I would say that the most prominent alt-righter is probably Pat Buchanan, or at least he's probably the bloc's intellectual patriarch.  Anti-free trade, anti-immigration, anti-war and less skeptical of regulation and the welfare state than the typical establishment Republican.  As you will notice, the alt-right's political agenda overlaps a lot with that of the left. 

In a similar way, the agendas Nazis and German Communists had many similarities, the most important of which is that they both sought to overthrow the liberal democratic order of Weimar Republic.  Some high ranking Nazis (although not really Hitler, himself) also agreed with Marxist economic dogma about the eventual abolition of private property and workers' revolution. 

The common theme here is the left's inability to deal with nationalism in any kind of serious way.  It explains a lot of its incoherence on many issues.

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