Minnesota, which has a lot of explaining to do after inflicting the George Floyd Freakout and The Great Stupid on the nation that have collectively killed thousands, devastated major cities, exacerbated racial tensions and divided public opinion almost to the breaking point, is apparently now trying to recast the whole mess as an act of God, or something.
Of course, if this is the plan, the news media will lead the way. In the above tweet, KARE , the Minneapolis NBC affiliate serving the Twin Cities area refers to the 2020 George Floyd riots that destroyed businesses and devastated large sections of Minneapolis as “the 2020 fires.”
David Strom had a trenchant observation regarding such “journalism” yesterday, noting that,
“…the greater the education you have and the higher the trust in the news media the less likely you are to have a grasp of reality.
Education + Trust in MSM=ignorance.
Again, it’s not even close. Education and trust in the MSM are directly correlated with not having a damn clue about the real world. You are better off living in a shack with no internet or TV than having a graduate degree and being a cable news junkie.
One of his examples was particularly enlightening: a 2022 Survey asked “How many unarmed black men were killed by police in 2021?” The chief fans and supporters of the mainstream media, “very liberal” Americans with college degrees or better, estimated in excess of 1,000.
The Washington Post data base on the topic says “11.”
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That is where my firm was located at the time of the “2020 fires.”
However, I refer to the incidents simply as “the riots.”
How provocative of you!
Wow! What a catastrophe, Jut. How’d you reconstitute things like clients’ files? I remember breathing a sigh of relief getting a completed closing binder out of a WTC law firm just before 9/11. There was so much paper in the WTC ruin pile.
We were extremely lucky.
Covid started in March, so everyone in the office had the ability to work from home.
At the end of April, we closed a small office we had and moved everything into a storage unit.
The first day of the riots, you could barely see a shot of the Coliseum, even though it was just a block away from the 3rd Precinct. It was built with concrete floors so it did not go up in flames the way most of the other surrounding buildings did. In addition, I don’t think our floor had a sprinkler system so that never went off.
I went in the next day to pull our server (we had just switched IT companies so we had not established a remote back-up yet).
We had our front door reinforced when we moved in, so they were not able to break into our office. They had tried to pry it open but did not get in. Eventually, someone was able to break in, but there was not much there for them to get (they were obviously not aficionados of law books).
Within a week, I had found a small office suite that was good enough to carry on with work. With 8 six foot tables from Sam’s Club, we had all the desk space we needed.
I spent many hours over the next couple months running up and down three flights of stairs moving files into our storage unit.
15 months later: we finally moved into our permanent location.
As of a couple months ago, our burned out sign still adorned the front of the Coliseum.
I have tried getting that back as a memento, but have not been able to reach the right person.
It may have finally been removed.
What happened to “mostly peaceful protests”?
It still includes “protests.” Too much information.
This is why I hate the term “the Holocaust.” It’s just so wrong. It makes it sound like a wildfire or a merely quasi natural catastrophe like the Chicago Fire. I prefer “the time the Germans used industrialized methods and processes to murder millions of men, women and children of all ages because, among other completely arbitrary reasons, but primarily, they were Jews, in an attempt to wipe that group of people off the face of the earth.”
I remember how my Studies in Propaganda professor, the late Joe Farah, told us – back in 1990 – that the highly-educated were more susceptible to propaganda precisely because they didn’t think they would be. It was the less educated, who were more distrustful of government and institutions as a whole, that tended not to fall for it.
I don’t think I’ve ever described myself (other than in jest) as “very liberal” except by the standards of a Congressional district that kept re-electing Louie Gohmert by landslide margins. I am, however, a hell of a lot closer to that description than virtually anyone else who ever comments here. And I do have a “college degree or better.” I’d have responded to the question about unarmed black men killed by police with “Too many… maybe 10 or 15?”
I’m not unaccustomed to being an outlier, but this is ridiculous.
“Too many” is, of course, the unimpeachable answer.