Brandon Morse


Black Lives Matter has been responsible for the lion’s share of destruction, violence, and mayhem this year and an independent research group now has the numbers to prove it.

The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit organization with a focus on global conflict, collected data over the summer supported by Princeton University. As the Federalist’s Joy Pullman reported, ACLED found that of the hundreds of riots that occurred this year, 95 percent were found to have perpetrators that that had an affiliation with Black Lives Matter:

Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.

Early estimates from insurance agencies say the cost of this summer’s rioting will set a record surpassing that of the 1992 Rodney King riots, which cost an inflation-adjusted $1.2 billion. Much of that will be paid by taxpayers in the form of overtime and hazard pay for police and EMTs, emergency room visits, destruction of public property, and more. Of course, rioters are inflicting these costs during a time governments, and the people who fund them, have fewer resources due to coronavirus shutdowns and pent-up entitlement obligations.

So not only is Black Lives Matter central to the destruction you’ve seen this year, it’s also costing us, the taxpayer, an exorbitant amount of money to fix.

The riots occurred most in places such as Portland, Oregon, and New York City, but riots also occurred across the country including Kentucky, North Carolina, Colorado, and Texas. Pullman notes that 47 states have had riots occur in their cities this year.

Pullman noted the report does try to blame law enforcement on the escalation of criminal behavior on several occasions:

A report accompanying the data project, however, reads like an upscale attempt to blame the police for criminals’ decision to steal, kill, and destroy. Several times the report explicitly does so, such as here: “Although federal authorities were purportedly deployed to keep the peace, the move appears to have re-escalated tensions. Prior to the deployment, over 83% of demonstrations in Oregon were non-violent. Post-deployment, the percentage of violent demonstrations has risen from under 17% to over 42% (see graph below), suggesting that the federal response has only aggravated unrest.”

This is a logical fallacy called post hoc, ergo propter hoc: Because one thing happened after another, the first thing caused the second. It’s just plain false. In science, this error is described as the difference between correlation and causation. Social scientists ought to be aware of and refrain from employing it, yet these did not.

The cause of violence is not the police. It is not poverty. It is not one’s race. To say so is in fact a smear against poor people and people of the racial group identified. The cause of violence is the people who have chosen to be violent.

Pullman is correct here.

The choice to destroy is up to the destroyer. If these protests were the “peaceful” kind they’re promoted to be then there would be no “riot.” Police have shown up to other protests that retained their peacefulness and there was no police action that was needed because the protest retained its peacefulness.

The question to ask here is why Black Lives Matter is so tied to the riots while other peaceful protests don’t seem to have trouble with police at all. We can’t boil it down to race since protests contain people from all walks of life. Black Lives Matter, in particular, seems to have an overwhelmingly white showing despite the protest supposedly being centered around black Americans.

According to Pew Research, 46 percent of Black Lives Matter protesters are white. Compare that to the 17 percent that are black.

The only thing it can be chalked up to is the fact that Black Lives Matter is actively and openly violent. Antifa, a marxist organization tied to Black Lives Matter, promotes violence openly. As such, police are going to do their jobs and try to stop them, which is a large part of why BLM wants police defunded across America. They’d rather not be interrupted.

Regardless, there’s no question at this point that Black Lives Matter is an organization bent on bullying, destruction, and supremacy. It preys on Americans. It certainly doesn’t help them.

Author: Brandon Morse

Source: Red State: New Study Shows 95 Percent of Riots This Year are Linked to Black Lives Matter

The RNC has only completed its second day and President Donald Trump hasn’t gotten up to make his own speech yet, but it would appear that despite this, he’s closing the gap in battleground states against his opponent, Joe Biden.

According to CNBC, Trump is nipping at Biden’s heels everywhere except not Carolina, where the race is nearly tied:

Despite the increase in the president’s approval rating in six states that will help to determine who wins the election, the poll shows a challenging environment for him. Swing-state voters said by a 51% to 49% margin that they think Biden and Democrats would do a better job than Trump and the GOP of handling the coronavirus.

Though the survey shows a competitive presidential race, it found Biden leading Trump by a 49% to 46% margin across the key states. He has an edge over the incumbent in five of the six states, while North Carolina is virtually tied.

  • Arizona: Biden 49%, Trump 47%
  • Florida: Biden 49%, Trump 46%
  • Michigan: Biden 50%, Trump 44%
  • North Carolina: Biden 48%, Trump 47%
  • Pennsylvania: Biden 49%, Trump 46%
  • Wisconsin: Biden 49%, Trump 44%

This is great news for Republicans though we’ve seen a Democrat lead Trump in polls before he still won the election back in 2016. Interestingly, Biden isn’t doing as well as his predecessor did in some of the swing states. Looking back, Hillary Clinton had even more of a lead than Biden does now in battleground states.

Weirdly, as Frank Luntz shows us, some pollsters are telling a different story.

Again, Trump is still set to give his own speech, and the RNC altogether still has two days left. The RNC is obliterating the DNC in terms of viewership according to The Hill, delivering six times the viewership and showing far more interest for Republicans than Democrats…and that’s on CSPAN alone:

C-SPAN’s livestream of the first night of the Republican National Convention has attracted nearly 440,000 views, marking a substantial increase over the start of the Democratic National Convention, which drew 76,000 views.

Biden’s speech drew in a total of 21.8 million viewers, but it still falls short of the 34.9 million viewers Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC drew in 2016. It’s likely that the President’s speech at this year’s RNC on Thursday will draw in more than Biden’s if this keeps up.

After the President’s speech, it’s likely poll numbers will go up even further and Biden will have a more challenging race on his hands.

Author: Brandon Morse

Source: Red State: Trump Closes the Gap In Battleground States According to New Poll

Kamala Harris was a bad idea from even before the word “go.”

Of all the options the Democrats had to pick for Joe Biden’s VP candidate, Kamala Harris was probably one of the worst choices they could have made.

Here is someone with a bad history, low approval ratings, horrible chemistry with her boss thanks to openly believing he is a sexual predator and who probably jumps every time she hears the name “Tulsi.”

My latest video explains why Harris is an anchor around the DNC’s neck and why she amounts to nothing more than a useful choice for social justice obsessed Democrats to make themselves feel better. Give it a watch, a thumbs up, click subscribe and then tell me how sultry my voice is in the comments.

Or don’t. You’re an adult. Do whatever you want…just don’t vote for a toy.

You can see the rest of my videos here.

Author: Brandon Morse

Source: Red State: New Video Shows You Why Kamala Harris Was the Worst Possible Pick for Biden’s VP

Social justice has infected so much of our society, even to the point where it’s now causing companies that make nuclear bombs to act like college campuses.

According to the Free Beacon, white male employees were forced to attend a three-day training session back in 2019 where they were to learn about their “privilege” according to leaked documents:

At the three-day training session, called, “White Men’s Caucus on Eliminating Racism, Sexism, and Homophobia in Organizations,” participants were encouraged to examine their privilege as white, heterosexual men. Christopher Rufo, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation and contributing editor at City Journal, leaked documents from the seminar, which took place in September 2019, in a tweet on Wednesday.

The Free Beacon reported that participants were forced to do word association for “white male culture” and the list created contained words like “KKK” and “MAGA hat.” It also contains a description of white systemic privilege, which includes having role models that aren’t terrorists.

“I routinely witness and benefit from the many positive white male role models displayed in the media, politics, and entertainment that far outweigh the Tim McVeighs and Ted Kaczynskis of white maleness,” the document reads.

One document asserted that positive attitudes that help white men and that they were often the first to be served and most listened to. The participants were then forced to write apology messages to women and minorities:

One document said, “rugged individualism,” a “can-do attitude,” and “operating from principles and conscience” are vestigial attitudes that once helped white men survive. Another listed statements of privilege, which included assertions like, “White privilege is being the first in line: first to be served; first to be noticed; first to be listened to, etcetera” and “Men can ogle women and get a pass from their colleagues.”

Participants wrote apology messages to white women, people of color, and other groups as a reflection at the end of the seminar.

Keep in mind that this is a federally-funded weapons laboratory. Our taxpayer dollars, which are supposed to go toward helping keep the United States at the top of the nuclear food chain, are using it to target and insult an entire race.

This program is an example of how racist the social justice movement is and targeting white men for “reeducation” for their skin color and forcing them to attend workshops that insult and demean them could have legal ramifications.

Moreover, it’s concerning to me that they listed positive attitudes such as “rugged individualism” as a negative. It’s that attitude that allowed many to go on to create things that have never been seen before that changed the world…like the United States of America.

Also, the idea that “operating principles and conscience” is a “white” trait that helps them get ahead is an odd thing to declare. Morals are the grease by which the cogs of society run smoothly and attempting to say that sticking to them is a white trait that is patently untrue. What the end-goal of trying to enforce this into white employees does is unclear.

More than that, however, what any of this has to do with designing and creating nuclear weapons is also unclear. Why this was necessary warrants an investigation by the federal government, and upon finding illegality with what happened here, federal funding should be pulled from the company. American’s pay taxes in the hope that their money will go to improving the United States in its infrastructure, technology, military, and more. While this is often abused, using it to sit people in a room and tell them how horrible they are because of their skin color is one of those things that is beyond unacceptable.

I’d rather the money I pay in taxes not go to fund this kind of racist, bigoted nonsense.

Author: Brandon Morse

Source: Red State: An American Nuclear Weapons Lab Forced White Employees to Attend “White Privilege” Training

We were told that states lifting their lockdowns would bring about untold tragedy, death, overflowing hospitals, and general destruction of civilization, yet according to a new study by JP Morgan, it would appear that the states lifting lockdowns are getting better, not worse.

CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla posted the bank’s research that shows a fascinating decline in infection rates by states ending their lockdowns.

“JPMorgan has a devastating piece arguing that infection rates have declined — not increased — in states where lockdowns have ended, “even after allowing for an appropriate measurement lag.” (Kolonavic),” tweeted Quintanilla.

Quintanilla also noted JP Morgan’s discovery of the same pattern happening in other countries that have released their lockdowns.

“Same goes for various countries, adds JPM. “This means that the pandemic and COVID-19 likely have its own dynamics unrelated to often inconsistent lockdown measures that were being implemented,” Quintanilla continued.

Data is consistently released showing that states who have released their lockdowns are doing just fine. As my colleague Nick Arama highlighted, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis obliterated media figures who have been trying to paint Florida as a state on the verge of an apocalyptic death rate due to DeSantis opening the state up from lockdown. The reality is the exact opposite as DeSantis made very clear. His state has been doing very well and infection rates are in decline as JP Morgan’s charts suggest.

“Any insinuation otherwise is just typical partisan narrative trying to be spun,” he said to reporters. “And part of the reason is you’ve got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York.”

“Wait two weeks,” DeSantis said. “Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that, and it hasn’t happened.”

Despite this fact, the media has still yet to cover the fact that ending lockdowns is actually helping eliminate COVID-19, not exacerbating the problem.

Author: Brandon Morse

Source: Red State: Bombshell Study Shows COVID-19 Infection Rates Declining In States That Lifted Lockdowns

The Fast and Furious gun-running scandal that hit former President Barack Obama’s administration and disappeared soon after is now coming back to the surface thanks to interest from Mexico’s President, who wants it investigated.

According to Reuters, Mexican President Andres Obrador wants “information” on the operation in an effort to route out possible corruption:

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his government would send a diplomatic note to Washington for information on the 2009-2011 operation known as ‘Fast and Furious,’ a topic that has resurfaced in recent days amid a debate over historic U.S.-Mexico cooperation on security and possible corruption under previous administrations.

Setting out to stop cross-border gun smuggling, the U.S. scheme allowed people to illegally buy arms in the United States and take them to Mexico so that the weapons could be tracked and lead law enforcement officials to drug cartel bosses. Some weapons were later blamed for gangland slayings in Mexico.

“How could this be? A government that invades in this way, that flagrantly violates sovereignty, international laws,” Lopez Obrador said at his daily news conference.

To avoid a repeat, the matter needed to be cleared up, said Lopez Obrador, who noted that President Donald Trump had last year been “respectful” to Mexico in discussions over joint co-operation following two major security incidents.

The interest began with the arrest of Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s Security Minister from 2006 to 2012, while in the United States on drug trafficking offenses. Luna had led the crackdown on drug gangs under former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and with his arrest, Obrador wants to see how deep the corrupted rabbit hole goes.

What’s more, he wants to know how complicit the Obama administration was in the corruption. As Lorenzo Meyer, a historian at the Colegio de Mexico said, Obadaro isn’t interested in how this may affect the U.S., he’s only concerned about his own government.

“This (diplomatic) note is about domestic political matters,” said Meyer. “I don’t think he’s given thought about what this means for the United States.”

The call went out from Obrador’s office last Monday to have organization officials from the U.S. CIA, DEA, and FBI investigated.

This could open the door for another problem for the Obama administration which is currently under the microscope for what could be an attempted coup against then-candidate Donald Trump using the powers of the White House during the 2016 elections.

Author: Brandon Morse

Source: Red State: Mexico’s President Wants Obama Era’s Fast and Furious Gun Running Scandal Investigated

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