Migrant invasion is a little too foodie for its own good: empathy goes to the back burner.

The initial waves of Central American migrants to invade  the Mexican border town of Tijuana have discovered Mexicans to be a bit less “restrained” about openly and publicly voicing antagonisms and disdain for their poor, “innocent” Latin American brethren to the South than the civilized virtue signalers from the United States are apt to not do.

While the migrants have generally been greeted by Mexicans with a leery optimism with hints of generosity, not all Mexicans appear so inclined to extend the welcome mat.

 

…not all locals are as welcoming; some have even responded in terms similar to those employed by the caravan’s most prominent enemy, Donald Trump.

On Wednesday evening, residents protested in Playas de Tijuana, an affluent neighborhood by the beach where some of the migrants had set up camp.

“They entered the country violently, they are demanding services, they are smoking marijuana, who knows what,” said Tere Lamas, a longtime resident. “The United States already said they can’t come, so what’s going to happen?”

Later that night, locals moved down to where the migrants were sleeping, chanting “Out of Tijuana” and “Mexico has its own problems”, and singing the Mexican national anthem. Scuffles broke out as screaming protesters threatened and attacked local residents defending the group, along with journalists and the migrants themselves.

Arnoldo Astorga, a member of a local vigilante group, said the residents had called his group. “This is like an invasion. It looks and smells like an invasion. They come over here with no respect.”

 

Many of the caravan’s actors, putatively hungry and “ravaged” by violence and poverty from the shitholes they flee, still manage to come across as a entitled and demanding despite the assistance they have received from locals, and the Mexican government to a lesser extent. This thankless attitude does not curry benevolence from those who subscribe to the principle of “beggars can’t be choosers.”

 

Third world problems

 

 

In this video, a migrant laments the donated food handed to the migrants. It is slop best served for swine, she cries. She has the nerve to conclude that “what choice do we have? We have to eat it or we’ll starve”

 

 

Mm, not likely.

 

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Fuck PayPal. Write a check.31

Do we need PayPal? In fact, can’t we simply refute them? Money is so valuable, its transference does not face many obstacles.

If anything, means of currency transference are abundant.

LeftTech’s latest target: BitChute.

 

PayPal has banned BitChute, YouTube’s main free speech oriented competitor, from its service. According to BitChute’s statement, the ban appears to be permanent and final and the only thing provided by the online payment giant in way of a reason is a mention of its Acceptable Use Policy and their we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason clause.

The move is a powerful blow against the rapidly ascending video platform, as PayPal subscription payments from supporters had been its main source of revenue.

“It’s our belief that it is our stand against the current trend in censorship that has resulted in this action,” the statement adds. “BitChute is pro-free expression which is a universal human right. Furthermore, censorship and deplatforming are poor ways to tackle societal problems as they merely create echo chambers that can lead to bigger problems in the long run.”

And while the press is happy to report on BitChute’s PayPal ban and dispatch some passive aggressive remarks — it hosts Alex Jones, after all, who the tech corporations infamously unpersoned in a coordinated strike ahead of the midterm elections — it does not seem to want to report on the bigger story.

The online money processing giant is systematically and severely sabotaging businesses, platforms, and people deemed inconvenient to the left generally and a small circle of established social media giants specifically.

 

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Yoshitaka Sakurada doesn’t give a crap about computers and why should he.

Behold the smugness in this Guardian news article about the digital incredulity aroused by Japan’s minister of cybersecurity, Yoshitaka Sakurada, after he admitted to never having used a computer.

Modern digi-dwellers can not envision a world uninhabited by silicon and bytes, and like many modern Liberals, damn the past for no apparent reason other than it afforded few of the grand luxuries we “enjoy” today.

 

A Japanese minister in charge of cybersecurity has provoked astonishment by admitting he has never used a computer in his professional life, and appearing confused by the concept of a USB drive.

Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government’s cybersecurity strategy office and also the minister in charge of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that Tokyo will host in 2020.

In parliament on Wednesday however, he admitted he doesn’t use computers.

“Since the age of 25, I have instructed my employees and secretaries, so I don’t use computers myself,” he said in a response to an opposition question in a lower house session, local media reported.

 

Well, whatever.

Anyone who toils in today’s corporate culture fully understands that directors, VP’s, and the like, are rarely immersed in that which they lord over. In today’s fly-by-night workforce landscape, people rarely stick around long enough to “learn” the craft of their subordinates. Today’s managerial class merely delegates, and résumé’s and qualifications are measured by their adeptness at maneuvering staffs and underlings to exact the maximum effort in order to maximize corporate (departmental) profitability.

The fact is that Sakurada, given today’s Director Paradigm, will not prosper by his knowledge of computers; he will prosper by the extent of his ability to shuffle and staff those with knowledge and abilities to fulfill their specific roles in the chain of command.

 

Sakurada has been in office just over a month, after being appointed in a cabinet reshuffle following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reelection as head of his political party.

His Luddite tendencies aside, Sakurada has also struggled to master his Olympic brief, less than two years before the Games open in Tokyo.

Earlier this month he claimed to know nothing about plans for North Korea’s sports minister to attend a meeting in Tokyo at the end of the month, in violation of a ban on the regime’s officials entering Japan.

After Sakurada told a news conference that he was “unaware” of the report, an aide intervened and he quickly corrected himself, claiming that officials had indeed briefed him.

He also suggested that he did not know that Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, had asked the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in March to allow his country’s athletes to take part in the 2020 Games.

“This is not something I should be meddling in in my capacity,” he said, according to the Asahi newspaper. “It’s beyond my jurisdiction.”

Sakurada blamed one particularly unimpressive performance in parliament on the opposition MP Renho Murata, complaining that she had not given him her questions in advance.

“Since there was no prior notice about the questions, I had no idea what would be asked at the session,” the Asahi quoted him as saying.

 

This is the manifestation of a predictable tendency on the part of the present generation to paint resistance to the marvels of today’s digital toys as some sort of intellectual shortcoming or character flaw about the person. Those who believe intimate familiarity with digital technology is the pathway to intellectual excellence would be prone to describe Sakurada as “unimpressive” for no other reason other than he does or does not remember something about the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

I welcome Sakurada’s lack of adoration for today’s digital wonderland.

The best information security is, sadly, to stay off computers and the internet.  Short of that, we are self-delusional to believe ironclad digital security is even possible.  Today’s sanctimonious youth culture, embodied by the Tweets appearing in this story, are quick to default to the “Luddite” characterization of anyone who doesn’t share their worship of diversions that define their 21st Century existence.

We are all limited by the technological boundaries of that time we live in.  To exert ourselves beyond that is a choice which does not imply anything accurate about our intelligence or virtue.

 

A word of warning regarding the Avenatti herring.

I suspect many might argue with me, but the sordid mess that is Michael Avenatti is a choreographed distraction.  A ploy to make the Right believe “something” is happening favorable to their side when in fact, it means nothing.  It’s an exhaust valve to dilute the anger we should be feeling about the crumbling American political process.

He is a peripheral, inconsequential figure on the political playground.

A symbolic jester seeking to cheaply rattle the narrative, but he is ultimately a bobble-head of dissension and attack. His fame will wither on its own and the less we have to deal with him in the public eye, the better for all concerned. His continued presence is a ploy, and now, a distraction.

The Democrats are stealing the election and destroying the sanctity and integrity of American culture and history but we’re too busy watching this Nerf ball of triviality.

 

 

Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was arrested Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles police said.

The alleged victim in the case had visible injuries, according to Officer Tony Im, a police spokesman. But Avenatti slammed the allegation as “completely bogus” and “fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation” in a statement released by his law firm.

Avenatti, who has said he’s mulling a 2020 presidential run, posted $50,000 bail and was released about four hours after he was arrested Wednesday on the same block where he lives in a skyscraper apartment.

Police declined to provide any details about the alleged victim, including that person’s relationship to Avenatti.

As he left the police station Wednesday, Avenatti said he had never hit a woman and said he’s been an advocate for women’s rights his entire career.

“I wish to thank the hard working men and woman of the LAPD for their professionalism and their work today. They had no option in light of the allegations,” Avenatti said. “I am looking forward to a full investigation, at which point I am confident that I will be fully exonerated.”

 

He probably will be, too, but not before the distraction has done its…distracting.

 

When victims are victims of victims. Leftist dialog off the rails as migrants reach Tijuana.

Hm.  At least they won’t fuck our women…

Hundreds of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico to seek asylum in the US have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana.

The group of 400, who include LGBTQ migrants, broke away from the larger caravan of 5,000 people in Mexico City.

Many of the smaller group are LGBTQ, media reported, who say they parted ways with the main caravan after weeks of what they call discriminatory treatment by local residents and fellow travellers.

Undeterred by a harder US stance against them, the migrants have said they will continue the journey so that they can claim asylum.