Race

Torched: Mayor Mike Signer’s institutional lawlessness bites back

| May 15, 2017 | 3 Comments
Torched: Mayor Mike Signer’s institutional lawlessness bites back

Not long ago, Charlottesville was a city apparently under the rule of law. That perception changed in 2011 when the city’s under-qualified and overpaid City Manager, Maurice Jones, ordered his police department to stand down as socialist Occupiers overran Lee Park. Most recently, Mr. Jones’ precedent of institutional lawlessness was extended by Mayor Michael Signer, who contrary […]

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Video essay: Violent fascists rage at Charlottesville’s Lee Park

| February 13, 2017 | 5 Comments
Video essay: Violent fascists rage at Charlottesville’s Lee Park

A Charlottesville press conference scheduled by Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart, devolved into chaos Saturday, as dozens of predominantly white, “black lives matter” fascists shut down Stewart’s remarks before he had a chance to deliver them. The event, co-hosted by black social media activist, Thaddeus Dionne Alexander, was intended to rally against Charlottesville City Council’s efforts […]

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The Gospel of Szakos: Jesus lied and babies can die

| February 7, 2017 | 1 Comments
The Gospel of Szakos: Jesus lied and babies can die

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. — Proverbs 17:28 At the February 6 City Council meeting, Charlottesville’s governing body—led by Councilor Kristin Szakos and Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy—voted to erase history. In the eyes of many, that outcome was a fait accompli. However, in defense […]

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Trump protesters and the reality of the modern world

| January 25, 2017 | 2 Comments
Trump protesters and the reality of the modern world

by Forrest B As much as I criticize and make fun of these radical communists wreaking havoc in the streets of D.C., I really on a deeper level feel sorry for them; the modern world has failed them, on a spiritual level. They have slipped through the cracks, and have been used as useful idiots […]

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Guest editorial: No more hyphenated Americans

| January 12, 2017 | 2 Comments
Guest editorial: No more hyphenated Americans

by: EW Jackson Every time we say the pledge of allegiance, we confess that we are “one nation”, but there is less and less cultural evidence of that. In fact, after eight years of perhaps the most divisive President in American history, we are more balkanized than ever. Not only have the ethnic divisions been […]

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Guest editorial: The Democrat party has destroyed the black community

| August 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Guest editorial: The Democrat party has destroyed the black community

by EW Jackson America is in crisis. For the urban poor, the crisis is a national emergency. Last month I attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. I fully expected an exposition of the usual conservative positions on the economy, national security, the military, energy, taxes and the national debt. Although I was not holding […]

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Stacked deck: Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Statue Commission’s fait accompli

| June 18, 2016 | 3 Comments
Stacked deck: Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Statue Commission’s fait accompli

Charlottesville’s recently appointed Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Places (BRC) appears to be a politically stacked deck. Sparked by Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy’s public call to remove the Robert E. Lee statue from Lee Park, and unanimously convened by resolution of the Charlottesville City Council on May 6, the BRC was given […]

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Guest editorial: Another historical monument under fire

| March 22, 2016 | 1 Comments
Guest editorial: Another historical monument under fire

by Suzanne Shattuck “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke, British House of Commons The Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, Wes Bellamy, is leading the charge to request the City Council to order a statue of Robert E. Lee removed, as well as to change the name of Lee Park, where the […]

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The fallacy of racial monologue

| September 9, 2014 | 11 Comments
The fallacy of racial monologue

Very recently, I endeavored, in good faith, to inquire of Dr. Rick Turner, to understand how he could hold to the presumptions he espoused. For those of you who may not be aware of the exchange, you can find it on the WINA Schilling Show Podcast. Though Dr. Turner utterly failed to answer my question directly, […]

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Bad art #1: PCA preaches diversity, practices homogeneity

| January 13, 2014 | 30 Comments
Bad art #1: PCA preaches diversity, practices homogeneity

The Piedmont Council for the Arts’ (PCA) recent Soviet-style cultural plan, Create Charlottesville, is big on diversity and inclusion. To wit, Create Charlottesville lists “diversity and inclusion” as goal number one, and the plan contains more than 100 references to these terms, including: Achieve diversity and inclusiveness in arts and culture as core values and strengths […]

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