Oregon officials propose a permanent mask mandate

With current COVID-19 regulations in Oregon set to expire on May 4, one proposal is pushing to reinstate mask mandates forever.

The mandate would be in place until it is “no longer necessary to address the effects of the pandemic in the workplace.”

Administrator of Oregon’s Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Michael Wood, brought the proposal to light. He argues it is necessary so mandates don’t expire.

“We are not out of the woods yet,” Woods said.

Many in the state are opposed to the idea, including Republican State Sen. Kim Thatcher.

“When will masks be unnecessary? What scientific studies do these mandates rely on, particularly now that the vaccine is days away from being available to everyone?” said Thatcher. “Businesses have had to play ‘mask cop’ for the better part of a year now. They deserve some certainty on when they will no longer be threatened with fines.”

The New York Post reports that the department has received a record number of responses and a petition against the idea has nearly 60,000 signatures.

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California Weighs ‘Equitable Math’: Goal of Obtaining Correct Answer Is Racist

The California education department is considering implementing a statewide math framework that promotes the concept that working to figure out a correct answer in math is an example of racism and white supremacy invading the classroom.

The framework, titled “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction: Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction,” is intended to be “exercises for educators to reflect on their own biases to transform their instructional practice.”

The “Equitable Math” website states its training manual was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the primary private source of funding for the Common Core State Standards.

“White supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions,” the document states. “Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.”

The proposed California framework provides examples of how “white supremacy culture” has infiltrated math classes in schools:

  • The focus is on getting the “right” answer.

  • Independent practice is valued over teamwork or collaboration.

  • “Real-world math” is valued over math in the real world.

  • Students are tracked (into courses/pathways and within the classroom).

  • Participation structures reinforce dominant ways of being.

Additionally, the document asserts the means by which teachers assess student learning in math is based on white supremacy culture, as demonstrated by:

  • Students are required to “show their work.”

  • Grading practices are focused on lack of knowledge.

  • Language acquisition is equated with mathematical proficiency.

The proposed California framework continues:

These common practices that perpetuate white supremacy culture create and sustain institutional and systemic barriers to equity for Black, Latinx, and Multilingual students. In order to dismantle these barriers, we must identify what it means to be an antiracist math educator.

In order to embody antiracist math education, teachers must engage in critical praxis that interrogates the ways in which they perpetuate white supremacy culture in their own classrooms, and develop a plan toward antiracist math education to address issues of equity for Black, Latinx, and multilingual students.

In the section that criticizes the concept of “getting the ‘right’ answer” in math, the document states:

The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false, and teaching it is even much less so. Upholding the idea that there are always right and wrong answers perpetuate objectivity [sic] as well as fear of open conflict [sic].

Some in the education field are sounding the alarm about the “Equitable Math” framework.

According to Fox News, Lori Meyers, co-founder of Educators for Quality and Equality, said her organization sent a letter to California education officials, expressing its members are “deeply concerned about the draft 2021 CA Mathematics Framework, which contains discriminatory and divisive content that will impede us from accomplishing” important goals in math instruction.

“We ask that the state provide us with a mathematics framework that reflects sound, research-based practices over political ideology,” Meyers’ group added.

In February, the Oregon Department of Education defended its instruction of teachers via the “Equitable Math” training manual in how to teach mathematics by dismantling as “racist” the longstanding view of objectivity in math, as exemplified by the idea that one must obtain a correct answer to a math problem.

Breitbart News reported on the same “Equitable Math” manual:

The manual enumerates signs of “white supremacy culture in the mathematics classroom,” which include a focus on “getting the right answer,” an emphasis on “real-world math,” teaching math in a “linear fashion,” students being required to “show their work,” and grading students based on their demonstrated knowledge of the material.

“In order to embody antiracist math education, teachers must engage in critical praxis that interrogates the ways in which they perpetuate white supremacy culture in their own classrooms,” the manual declares, “and develop a plan toward antiracist math education to address issues of equity for Black, Latinx, and multilingual students.”

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A Nation Primed To See Racism In Everything Will Think Only About Race

One high school in Oregon postponed a vote last week on whether to change its mascot from the Trojan to the Evergreens over concerns the imagery of lush timber was racist.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School, named after the prominent black activist and journalist who documented lynching in the post-Civil War era, was considering a mascot change to adopt a symbol more representative of its connection to the community. Board members complained, however, that evergreen trees would conjure up imagery invoking the brutal execution of African-Americans.

“I think everyone comes with blind spots and I think that might’ve been a really big blind spot,” said Director Michelle DePass at the school board meeting.

The episode is emblematic of how the country has come to see race, viewing minorities deemed oppressed by the woke left as fragile special-interest groups that Americans must hold a religious commitment to buttress in the moral righteousness of “antiracism.” Everywhere, Americans are explicitly reminded of the racial inequities among minority groups as evidence of their inherent racism and the nation’s irredeemably racist past — and present.

Starting at an early age, Americans are barraged with statistics and anecdotes, about everything from income to health status, that are always broken down by race to highlight disparities that victimize minorities and define their destiny as one determined by racist circumstance over personal responsibility. This ideology of abject victimhood taught in classrooms, newsrooms, and boardrooms after being bred for an entire generation on left-wing university campuses has now produced a nation dangerously constrained by a toxic obsession with race.

Under this doctrine, anything and everything must be vetted by 21st-century standards of cultural acceptance to root out the poisonous racism. This obsession, however, is the root of American demise. A nation primed to think only about race will only think about race.

Americans are now trained to see racism in everything, even where it doesn’t exist. Trees are racist. Hiking is racist. Your cereal box is racist. Your depictions of Santa Claus and Jesus are racist. Claiming otherwise to any of it is also racist.

Minorities are trained to see themselves as hopelessly oppressed and facing endless aggressions at every turn. Every slightest impolite infraction can earn the morally indignant condemnation as racist, wrecking the perpetrator as a villain responsible for deep personal trauma. The so-called trauma, however, is merely a preconception inculcated by years of woke indoctrination.

None of this is to say racism doesn’t exist. Americans can and should recognize there are racial tensions that need to be addressed. The radical obsession with defining every aspect of the modern culture through the exhaustive lens of “antiracism,” however, has only led tensions to new heights while deceiving millions of well-meaning Americans who are terrified of the racist label and roping them into the effort. And “antiracism,” weaponized by the political left to pursue political ends through intimidation of their opponents, has stifled debate, driven division, and merely created a different kind of racism.

The debate over voter ID requirements included in the recent Republican-passed Georgia voting bill provides a perfect illustration of today’s racism infecting woke corporatists and the Democratic Party, which claim — in the name of antiracism of course — that mandated identification requirements for ballot access are too difficult for minorities to comply with.

And then there’s affirmative action and the push for reparations, endorsed by the Democratic Party, which claims minorities aren’t capable of achieving of the American dream without white saviors and billions in special assistance.

Race relations under the mandated lens of antiracism aren’t getting any better. On that, nearly all Americans agree. According to Gallup, in 2008, the year Americans elected their first black president, 70 percent of white adults and 61 percent of black adults said race relations were either “very” or “somewhat good.” Only 46 percent of white adults and 36 percent of black adults said the same in 2020.

If last year’s radical acceleration of antiracism in the culture war has taught us nothing else, it’s that the colorblind approach was likely the right one. The opposite has shown to be an aggressive form of racism featuring the bigotry of low expectations cloaked in the moral righteousness of social justice.

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University Of Oregon Paid ‘1619 Project’ Writer Nikole Hannah-Jones $25K To Lecture On ‘Systemic Racism’

The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication paid New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the writer behind the anti-historical “1619 Project,” for a Zoom lecture in February on “1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation,” as first reported by Campus Reform.

Hannah-Jones raked in $25,000, evident by a Freedom of Information Request filed by Campus Reform. The Feb. 19 event was co-sponsored by the university’s Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Division of Equity and Inclusion, among other groups.

The organization that was paid by The University of Oregon was the Lavin Agency, as shown by the FOIA. The agency defines itself as “the world’s largest intellectual talent agency, representing leading thinkers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, consulting, and endorsements.” The group also offers the likes of Margaret Atwood, leftist activist Angela Davis, Khan Academy Chief Executive Officer Salman Khan, climate writer Naomi Klein, and other big names.

The “1619 Project” writer discussed why Americans need to “remain vigilant” while fighting for “racial inequality.” A promotional flyer for the event claimed there is a “lasting legacy of Black enslavement on the nation.”

“As the lead writer for New York Times Magazine’s the “1619 Project,’ a major viral multimedia initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves arriving in America, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones explores the lasting legacy of Black enslavement on the nation—specifically, how Black Americans pushed for the democracy we have today,” the flyer read.

Last week, Hulu announced it will stream the “1619 Project,” which Lionsgate studios and Oprah Winfrey partnered to fund this summer. Hulu praised the project by Hannah-Jones in a press release as “a landmark undertaking … of the brutal racism that endures in so many aspects of American life today.” Hannah-Jones won a Pulitzer Prize for her project — which has been debunked by several historians for its pushing of the false premise that America was both founded in 1619 and that the Revolutionary War was fought to sustain slavery.

“[I]t would not surprise me in the slightest if the university is actively attempting to hide its embrace of radicalism,” Oregon Federation of College Republicans Chairman Ben Ehrlich said to Campus Reform.

John Large, a spokesman for the Lane County Republicans where the university is located, told The Federalist that “The University of Oregon is so damned two-faced that if a conservative went to the campus, they would go ahead and throw them guys out.”

According to a document put out by the university, the event was not permitted to be recorded or redistributed.

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Portland mayor looks to refund police after spike in homicides

After a rise in homicides and violent crime, Portland mayor Ted Wheeler is looking to refund the police in his city.

Wheeler requested $2 million in funding for the police force and other agencies. Members of the city council have not signaled commitment to the proposal.

The news comes after Antifa set fire to a Portland courthouse Thursday night with people inside. At least one person was arrested.

The call for more funding came Wheeler’s state of the city address Friday. It was three days after a man was murdered in broad daylight in a Portland park and city officials began scrambling to find ways to rectify the crisis.

“This shooting was brazen and horrific,” Wheeler tweeted. “The City and its partners are working hard to prevent and reduce gun violence. It’s a public health crisis that’s harming our entire community.”

Wheeler discussed the need for more funding in a Thursday press conference — namely that the city needs a gun violence detective unit. The mayor said it would be different from past policing units.

“What’s going to be different this time, and Chief Lovell said it very clearly, they believe we need a prevention and intervention function, but he also made it clear that he would not stand that up unless the community supported it, unless there was community oversight, and unless there was the transparent collection and dissemination of data,” Wheeler said.

Whether the city council will back Wheeler in proving an additional $2 million to the police has yet to be seen.

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‘COME OUTSIDE YOU DON’T SCARE ME, B-TCH’: Watch Antifa Menace Portland Courthouse In Another Fiery Night

A group of more than 50 rioters dressed in black attacked the Mark Hatfield Federal Courthouse in Portland on Thursday, vandalizing the building, smashing windows, and lighting parts of it on fire while people were still inside.

The attack prompted Federal Protective Service officers to respond, deploying tear gas and other munitions as crowd control. Multiple rioters were arrested and detained.

Antifa previously attempted to menace people inside the federal courthouse on Thursday afternoon, yelling “come outside,” “you don’t scare me b-tch,” “death to America,” and “f-ck the United States” while throwing water and other liquids inside the glass doors, repeatedly banging on them, and trying to enter. The attack reportedly prompted federal officials to reinstate some of the recently-removed barriers in front of the federal building including boards on the windows.

Other rioters faced off with an officer who was guarding a Chase bank. The guard pulled out his pistol as rioters flipped him off, yelled “f-ck you,” and began chanting while beating a drum.

Earlier in the day, dozens of people reportedly rallied in the streets to call for the “end of America” in the name of honoring and supporting indigenous people. Law enforcement arrested at least one person over the course of the afternoon related to demonstrations and later arrested 22-year-old Darby Howard “for causing destruction during a separate demonstration in protest of a proposed pipeline project.”

Other destruction occurred after approximately 30 people took over the lobby of a downtown building where they attacked the front doors and a television.

“Officers arrived and found about 30 people refusing to leave, some smoking inside, some with pets,” police said in a news release. “The situation escalated when people began damaging property, including a television and the front doors to the building.”

Robert King, the mayor’s senior public safety adviser, said the city is gearing up as the group of “self-described anarchists” is planning more demonstrations for the weekend. “Coming into the weekend, we of course, as the chief has indicated, have staffed up,” King told KOIN 6 News. “We are aware of the event that’s been advertised for [Friday].”

He also indicated that the mayor plans to meet with the acting U.S. attorney to “talk more about this group and potential assistance from the U.S. attorney’s office and other federal entities to hold individuals involved in this conduct accountable.”

Portland Police also indicated they were aware of the scheduled chaos but merely encouraged any groups planning to demonstrate to notify the city so officers could “work with community members organizing these events.”

“We are aware of events planned tomorrow and this weekend in which people plan to gather and demonstrate. Demonstration Liaison Officers (DLOs) are available to work with community members organizing these events,” the Portland Police said on Twitter.

Much like its previous lack of coverage of the continuing chaos in Portland, the corporate media largely ignored the attacks, even though rioters targeted a federal building.

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Amid Pandemic Overdose Surge, Oregon Becomes First State To Decriminalize All Drug Possession

In the midst of an opioid addiction crisis that has worsened dramatically, with drug overdoses spiking by about 18 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon has moved to decriminalize the possession of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, oxycodone, and others. Now, residents in the state will be forced to deal with the consequences of the radical policy.

Prior to Measure 110, which initially passed on Nov. 3 with over 58 percent approval but went into effect on Monday, possession of Schedule I-IV classified drugs landed offenders with a Class A misdemeanor. Now while people who sell illicit substances will still face criminal penalties, the same consequences will not apply to the actual consumers. Users will now face a $100 slap on the wrist as well as a “health assessment” for addiction treatment services. Essentially, being caught with fatal narcotics in Oregon is now equivalent to a routine traffic ticket.

“Today, the first domino of our cruel and inhumane war on drugs has fallen, setting off what we expect to be a cascade of other efforts centering health over criminalization,” said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. “For the first time in at least half a century, one place in the United States — Oregon — will show us that we can give people help without punishing them. This law is meant to protect people against persecution, harassment and criminalization at the hands of the state for using drugs and instead given access to the supports they need.”

The new drug law, however, comes as substance abuse, overdoses, and other deaths of despair are on the rise across the United States in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report from December 2020, there have been more than 81,000 overdose fatalities measured at the conclusion of May 2020, “the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period,” with the numbers suggesting a particular rise during the pandemic. Additionally, in June 2020, medical researchers found that “those with substance use disorders (SUD) are particularly vulnerable” to COVID-19.

“The disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic has hit those with substance use disorder hard,” said then-CDC Director Robert Redfield. “We need to take care of people suffering from unintended consequences.”

With individuals turning to vices as remedies for the effects of unemployment, death, and the closure of civil society, the decision by Oregon is arguably untimely. Addiction expert Tim Ryan concurs with Redfield, previously telling The Federalist that we are seeing “a pandemic within a pandemic,” in relation to spikes in drug usage among Americans.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a partial financial backer of the legislation, having donated approximately $500,000 to the Drug Policy Alliance. Other backers of the decriminalization initiative include marijuana reform advocate Anthony Johnson, public health official Haven Wheelock, who founded a “syringe exchange” program in Oregon, and Janie Gullickson, executive director of the Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon.

Many people in Oregon, particularly the district attorneys who fought Measure 110 until the very end, are dissatisfied with the attempt to reclassify all drugs under one indistinguishable category. Several attorneys argued that Measure 110 “recklessly decriminalizes possession of the most dangerous types of drugs [and] will lead to an increase in acceptability of dangerous drugs.” Dr. Paul Coelho, an employee at Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics was one of the main dissenters, saying:

The framers of ballot measure 110 portray individuals with active addictions as rational actors who will naturally seek out and accept treatment for their condition. But I can assure you as a front-line provider this is simply not true, nor is the levying of a token $100.00 fine a financial disincentive of sufficient magnitude to coax the ambivalent or pre-contemplative person into a life of abstinence or long-term recovery. Unfortunately, removing the threat of incarceration and abandoning the collaboration between law enforcement, the judiciary, probation, and the drug court system will result in a revolving door of drug abuse, treatment refusal, crime, homelessness, and ongoing costly health related expenditures for hospitalizations due to overdose, infections, and drug-induced psychosis.

The website “Vote No On Measure 110” was the prominent aggregate voice for the opposition and continues to be a place for people to read up on the latest stories on the new law. Dozens of organizations in Oregon opposed Measure 110, including Oregon Recovers, Oregon Catholic Conference, Mental Health Association of Portland, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, Oregon Council for Behavioral Health, and many other individual physicians.

This new and unprecedented legislation comes on the heels of Oregon’s Measure 91 for the legalization of recreational marijuana, which narrowly passed by only about 200,000 votes in 2014. According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Oregon is ranked as having one of the highest rates, on par with California, Washington state, and New York. There are currently 15,876 homeless people in Oregon, representing approximately 2.6 percent of the total U.S. homeless population. It is unclear as to how this new legislation decriminalizing a whole swath of fatal drugs will aid people in getting off the streets.

California similarly experiences a high level of addiction and homelessness, regardless of attempts to decriminalize and legalize marijuana. According to a University of California, Los Angeles report compiled at the end of 2019, California “has enough homeless students to fill Dodger Stadium 5 Times.” Simultaneously, it is evident that drugs are a leading factor in poverty itself. The National Alliance to End Homelessness found in 2017 that as high as 35 percent of individuals who are homeless also have a drug addiction, illustrating the linkage between extreme poverty and illicit narcotics usage.

Oregon’s trailblazing in drug decriminalization sets a precedent for other progressive states, where if they follow suit, an increase in illicit substances promises to exacerbate levels of poverty, homelessness, and needless deaths.

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Democrat Lawmakers Introduce Bill for Nationwide Mail-in Voting: Necessary to ‘Make Real Progress’

Two Democrat lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday, dubbed the “Vote at Home Act,” to expand “Oregon-style” mail-in voting nationwide, contending that the move is necessary to “make real progress” in the country.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), is designed to “fight voter suppression” as detailed by Wyden’s press release. The measure would “massively expand vote-at-home ballot access, provide voters with pre-paid ballot envelopes and enact automatic voter registration.”

The lawmakers point to the unprecedented number of Americans who voted by mail in the 2020 presidential election — a move Democrats vehemently pushed. While progressives largely used the coronavirus pandemic as justification for opening the doors for mass mail-in voting, which many critics warn leads to mass fraud, universal vote-by-mail has existed as a primary goal for the Democrat Party, even prior to the pandemic. The measure introduced on Thursday essentially updates the vote-by-mail measure the two lawmakers introduced in 2017, long before the Wuhan virus struck.

Abrupt changes in state election laws, coupled with existing concerns of fraud and irregularities, led to a heated post-election battle, which essentially ended January 6 after Congress certified the electoral votes despite challenges from GOP lawmakers and ongoing concerns from millions of Americans who continue to question the integrity of the election.

Despite the continued concerns, the press release for the bill describes the expansion of mail-in-voting in 2020 as a resounding success.

“The legislation follows the successful expansion of voting at home and by mail in the November 2020 election, when nearly 50 percent of voters used a vote-at-home ballot, an all-time high in federal races,” it reads.

Per the release, the measure would:

  • Promote the Ability of Voters to Vote by Mail – All registered voters would receive ballots in the mail weeks before Election Day, allowing them to carefully research candidates and issues well ahead of Election Day to inform their vote.
  • Expand Options for Casting Ballots – All registered voters would have the ability to cast their ballot through the mail or a drop-off site. Voters residing in states with in-person, same-day registration would still have the option to vote at a polling station in lieu of voting at home.
  • Fund the United States Postal Service – The legislation would provide the USPS funding to cover costs associated with mailing ballots both to and from voters in federal elections. This would allow states to save money by transitioning away from polling stations and reduce a major barrier for voters with the federal government absorbing the cost associated with USPS delivery.
  • Enact Automatic Voter Registration – States would be required to ensure that each citizen who provides identifying information to the state motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote.

Wyden on Thursday said that mass mail-in voting is necessary to “make real progress” in the country:

Blumenauer appeared to agree, contending that the right to vote is “under threat in communities” across the nation.

“Last year we saw a widespread expansion of vote-at-home access as a safe and secure way to participate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Blumenauer said in a statement.

“We should continue to make voting easier, not harder,” he added. “This important bill would strengthen and clarify the right to vote at home, the most secure and convenient way for voters to exercise the franchise”:

Unlike the dozens of states that altered their election laws last year, Oregon already allowed vote-by-mail prior to the pandemic.

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ANTIFA Attacks ICE and Democrats are Totally Cool With it

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Democrats are terrified that deplorable Trump Supporters might revolt at the drop of an impeachment but they have no problem at all with peaceful anarchists burning Portland or Tacoma to the ground. Antifa-aligned forces squared of against ICE and all progressives have to say is “chill out, you’re warming the planet with all that anger.”

Democrats have it their way

Tear gas on the streets of Portland is just a friendly welcome from Democrats to tourists under the New World Order of things.

Peaceful protesters well supplied by agents of the Open Societies Foundation squared off against federal agents outside the local I.C.E. facility Saturday night.

Mobs of howling Democrats bearing anti-police and “Antifa messages” which totally demonized immigration enforcement took over Portland, Oregon and Tacoma, Washington. It’s just another weekend there.

In Tacoma, units of rabble troops totaling at least 150 infantry and some light bicycle cavalry assembled at a park for further instructions. Soon the marching order was issued and they moved out through the downtown, peacefully shattering windows, while tagging their turf with spray paint along the way.

A few strategically placed barricades disrupted street traffic while someone started the obligatory dumpster fire. Fashionably dressed in Antifa black, the Democrats proudly displayed the markings of their unit command, “Antifascist Action.”

Police stood around eating donuts while “three people appeared to try to get onto the roof of a building downtown.” They dropped the crullers and sprang into action as soon as weapons were spotted though. “Two were armed with a handgun and knives and were arrested. The third got away,” the police report.

Black Lives Splatter

The reason the peace loving Democrats were so upset was because a Tacoma cop didn’t stop his cruiser for a mob of rioters. He just plowed right through “a crowd of pedestrians that had gathered around him.”

Since we don’t have laws or a Constitution any more, the “several people” who were knocked to the ground, with “at least one person” run over, have nothing to complain about. Who cares if the officer did it because he “feared for his life.”

Since it was Democrats that were splattered on the windshield, there had to be a protest. You can’t blame liberals for burning trash and looting businesses. Whether they are breaking laws or not doesn’t matter, you simply aren’t allowed to blame them for anything.

Joe Biden is in the White House now which means laws are whatever progressives say they are. If you vote blue, there are no rules. Only those deplorable Trump Supporters will be prosecuted. Anyone who considers themselves conservative are encouraged to turn themselves in before authorities come looking.

In Portland, the target of Antifa forces was the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility. The Democrats were out in full force chanting “No borders! No nations! Abolish deportations!” Yep. From now on we have open borders globalism.

Any terrorist from Tehran can stroll across the border and claim a welcome to America starter pack, free of charge. ICE agents weren’t as submissive as police. They defended their territory with tear gas. You can bet they will soon be flipping burgers for a living. Unless, that is, they get blacklisted from even menial labor for being conservative.

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Black Senator Wants All the White People to Pay 123k Dollar Reparations to Black Citizens

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Cold hard reparations money is the only solution to all the “racial disparities in the state” of Oregon. Portland’s Senator Lew Frederick can’t wait to start passing out government cash. Every single Black citizen of his state can expect a check for $123,000 every year for life, or until the system collapses, whichever comes first.

Reparations, one way or another

One way or another, State Senator Frederic is determined to get a lot more green into the Black community. He sponsored a bill, then another one in case the first one doesn’t work.

Democrats are thrilled to report that his bills “provide a path towards making the case for reparations, and setting the framework for how they would be distributed.”

His first idea, Senate Bill 618 asks if there is a case to be made for cash relief, then Bill 619 says that they should make a case for it.

In the words of the author, “Senate Bill 618 really says is there a case to be made for reparations — that’s what 618 does. 619 says if there is a case to made, how will that be done.” That, everyone suggests, is the big question. Catch a unicorn and sell the pixie dust it farts?

With typical socialist Robbing Hood style economics, the general plan is to take the money away from White people in their taxes then distribute it to Black people. Robin of Locksley stole from the crooked tax collector and gave the money back to the rightful owners, but somehow Democrats have twisted that legend a little over the centuries.

“The Department of Revenue shall establish a program to pay reparations to Black Oregonians who can demonstrate heritage in slavery and who submit an application to the department no later than December 31, 2022.”

$123,000 annually for the life

Once the reparations bill goes through as expected in the firmly Democrat controlled New World Order approved government, “the department shall pay to each eligible applicant the amount of $123,000 annually for the life of the applicant.”

There will be some restrictions. “An eligible individual must also have identified as African-American on legal documents for at least 10 years before submitting an application.” If you can check that box off, “a person must have resided in the state of Oregon” for “at least two years.”

All that free reparations money will also be “exempt from garnishment and all state, county and municipal taxation.” Frederick admits there are still some loose ends to be tied up.

“Part of governing, part of being in a situation like this is that you bring up issues, then you discover how you could resolve those issues.” Someone will find a way to make the White people stay in the state and continue paying taxes.

California is already on the bandwagon. Golden State lawmakers “began setting up a task force to study reparations.” Other Democrat enclaves “like Asheville, North Carolina, and Providence, Rhode Island, have proposed measures to address years of injustice.” The tricky part of the Oregon bill will be meeting the requirements, activist Riccardo Waites, remarks.

Especially when you don’t even know who your daddy is. “Who’s going to have evidence of their slave history? Our history has been erased, so who’s going to have that knowledge?” Wow, suddenly “erasing history” is a bad thing. That seditious statement calls for a SWAT team.

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