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Credit where credit is due

I’ve criticized the goonish Group of 88, but at least one of the lynch-mob professors, Dr. Hardt, nonetheless is correct in his view of love as politically transformational. I got the video from Durham in Wonderland, a normally great blog, whose dismissal of Dr, Hardt for using jargon is off-base and unprofessional.


Love, not solidarity

To quote from Michael Hardt’s lecture on love:

“It seems to me that what love does, rather than solidarity, is that love extends beyond our standard conceptions of rationality. Beyond the rational calculus of interest… But I understand solidarity as essentially a calculation of interest in which we aid each other or unite with each other because of mutual interests.

I’ve written about love and the extending embrace as central to the Rise of Christianity.

Tom Barnett, the grand strategist, said it without the jargon:

Embrace.

Love.

Connect.

Embarrass yourself.

A final thought: How is it that someone who knows so much about love, as Mike Hardt seems to — nonetheless acts out of hate and fear in the persecution of innocent youths?

Simple: we are rational. Speaking well does not correlate with acting well. We do what we do, we say what we say, and these activities tend not to influence each other much.

Linwood Wilson Out

Linwood Wilson, one of the Durham County thugs who helped Michael Byron Nifong and his co-conspirators (Crystal Gail Mangum, Jessee Jackson, the Group of 88, etc) try to get some youths raped in prison, has lost his job.

Fortunately, the villians are now stabbing each other in the back. Durham-in-Wonderland has video and text of Nifong criticizing Wilson.

For those new to the scandal, an enjoyable recap is available onYouTube.

The Horrors and heroes of the Mike Nifong / Crystal Gang Mangum Hoax

The story is well known: Crystal Gail Mangum — a prostitute and stripper who had previously falsely accused innocents of rape — once again accused youths of rape. Michael Byron Nifong, the corrupt prosecutor of Durham County, North Carolina — acted on those charges, in spite of Mangum’s unreliably testimony and increasingly strong contradictory evidence.

Mike Nifong is now no longer a lawyer and no longer a prosecutor. His victims will be suing him, so he may lose his pension. The State may further prosecute him, so he may lose his liberty.

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It’s easy to feel sorry for him, but it’s important to remember how close he came to getting away with his evil. At worst, youths would have spent decades in prison, and become the victims of sadistic guards and fellow inmates who are real rapists. At best Nifong would drop the charges while still slandering the youths (read Gerald Bard Tjoflat’s words for more).

The State Bar voted to investigate him by only one vote.

Clearly, the actions of the mainstream media were part of the horror. By referring to Crystal Gail with positively charged words as a “working mother” and “college student,” they were complicit in covering up her past crimes and forming the Mike Nifong hoax echo chamber.

However, there were heroes too. Dilby.com‘s research was a great effort to break the echo chamber and let the truth — that Crystal Gail Mangum is a liar and Michael Byron Nifong is a corrupt prosecutor — be known.

If Dilby‘s work helped to shift just one vote of the NC State Bar — which is quite possible — then Dibly.com is a hero. For even the innocent athletes who fought back had little choice. But Dilby risked his reputation so that the truth could be known.

Thoughts on Mike Nifong’s Disbarment (and why he should be executed)

Mike Nifong, the prosecutor who falsely charged undergraduate students at Duke University with rape in order to help his re-election campaign, was disbarred this afternoon. He had already resigned, from the witness stand, yesterday.

I am happy this much has been done, but generally saddened by what has not and will not be done.

  • I regret that Mike Nifong will not be imprisoned for his crimes.
  • I regret that Crystal Gale Mangum, Nifong’s co-conspirator, will not be charged.
  • I regret that Jesse Jackson, who offered to pay Crystal Gale’s bills even if she was lying, will not be charged.
  • I regret that the above three thugs will not be prosecuted as sexual predators and be listed as such, for the sadistic way they used the sex act to terrorize youths.

For that matter, I regret that Mike Nifong will not be executed by the State of North Carolina.

Capital punishment is both a harsh and a severe punishment. It justly reflects society’s verdicts that some crimes are so harsh they can never be undone or forgotten, while it humanely avoids caging persons like dogs for decade upon decade. It reduces crime, saving innocent lives for every guilty life taken.

Some new core states, like China, execute corrupt officials who pervert justice for their own ends. Thus reduces corruption and increases public trust in government. However, Mike Nifong’s nightmarish rule as prosectur shows (as if there were any doubt) that terrible corruption is not limited to places “over there,” but exists here in America, as well.

It’s been said that “the new Core sets the new rules:” in other words, the days of Europe influencing foreign laws are ending while the days of successful, developing countries influencing the world has started. Let’s hope this is the case. Let’s hope that in the future, criminals like Mike Nifong can get the justice they deserve.

America’s Non-Integrating Gap

Chirol of Coming Anarchy has done great work on domestic application of the work of Thomas P.M. Barnett (“Pentagon’s New Map (PNM) Theory”). In three now-famous posts

Barnett himself (commenting on an excellent article in Reason) note that caboose breaking, “voting more populist candidates into office in democracies (e.g., India’s Congress Party) to political unrest and violent protest in authoritarian states,” “is basically when politicians/leaders realize and fear/anticipate/respond to unrest from disconnected populations.”

An early American attempt at caboose-breaking the country’s Gap was the Great Society, succeeding in driving up Gap unemployment and fatherlessness to record highs. Another attempt, affirmative action, was nearly a textbook case of how to teach racial resentment and divisiveness.

Now that another wave of agitprop is subsiding – a failed lynching in North Carolina and a “high-techone on the air. – one might except a second wave of this. Obvious possibilities might include zero-sum transfers of wealth, property, and position (a Jackson / Sharpton plan). However, considering that the most popular black candidate yet produced in America is the descendant of slave-owners but not American slaves, the political possibility of that seems unlikely. Another, different, take woudl be attempt to overload America’s gap with feedback in the hope of forcing a deeper change. Yet inciting riots is dangerous, and not the risk.

That takes us to the most obvious form of Gap-shrinking that can be expected in the near-future in America: nothing. Those who power makes them important feel outrage must less than those who are powerless, and thus little can be gained from Imus or Mangum agitprop. Life will continue, with those in America’s core living good lives, and those in America’s gap not.

Crystal Gail Mangum and Mike Nifong

Last year, for the second time in her life, Crystal Gail Mangum claimed to have been raped by three men. For the second time, there was no trial. But for the first time, media attention encouraged the North Caroline Attorney-General Roy Cooper to say the word: “innocent.”


Inmate Intake: MANGUM, CRYSTAL GAIL

Ms Mangum’s false accusation was horribly compounded by the gross incompetence, negligence, and capricious maliciousness of Durham North Carolina prosecutor, Mike Nifong. My fellow college students — indeed, all Americans — hope that the surest measures are taken against Mike Nifong so that justice may be served.

Hopefully, Jesse Jackson, who said that “his organization will pay the Duke scandal accuser’s tuition regardless of whether she’s telling the truth or not,” will doubtless comment soon.

Racism and Sexism at Duke University

With Mike Nifong‘s and Crystal Gail Mangum‘s attempted lynching of the Duke University students continuing to unravel, a mob of activist University professors accidentally becomes right. Ann Althouse, Durham in Wonderland, Instapundit, and La Shawn Barber are on the case.


Criminals

The Group of 88 faculty’s original letter began as follows:

Regardless of the results of the police investigation, what is apparent everyday now is the anger and fear of many students who know themselves to be objects of racism and sexism, who see illuminated in this moment’s extraordinary spotlight what they live with everyday. They know that it isn’t just Duke, it isn’t everybody, and it isn’t just individuals making this disaster.

But it is a disaster nonetheless

Indeed. While the Group of 88 was focused on joining the lynching party, their words are ironic now. They can be used to describe the racist and sexist attitude of the administration of Duke University and Durham County.


Victims

Dennis Mangan writes bluntly:

Anyone white and male would have to be a fool to attend Duke. There’s some sign, as outlined in the article, that the president of Duke is coming to realize his gigantic fuckup – a criminal fuckup. No one in his right mind should go there, nor should his parents send him.

The situation may not be quite bad, but it certainly isn’t good. Perhaps Durham is in the Gap, after all.

Legalize Prostitution to Prevent a Repeat of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Fiasco

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Next, the theory:


Some who work for Bunny Hole Entertainment are prositutes. She are convicted criminals. That much is clear. But little else about the Duke Lacrosse Rape case is.

In order to avoid this degree of confusion and similar episodes of sexual revenge among disadvantaged communities, the solution is obvious: legalize prostitution.

The dreams of those on the Right and the Left who would create a New Style of Man, those who (unlike CS Lewis) hate girls dancing, we are stuck with humans and human nature. Humans are not robots born blank, like a naked computer. Rather, as researches like Hibbing and Kurzban, we have built-in computer code that makes us human.

We should not rage at each other for weaknesses, or despise each other for faults. Rather, as God said in Leviticus:

“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.”

If we are to love one another, while maintaining the concept of government, we should strive to minimize pain while not pretending we can make perfect people. Anti-prostitution laws are thus suspect, not only because they weaken true moral prohibitions, not only because they make criminals out of make criminals out of men and women who commit no violence, not only because they limit the reach of the law by increasing those who are hesitant to go to the law, but because if prostitution is criminal, then more prostitutes will be criminals.

This isn’t just a tautology. , for instance, is a sexual predator. She’s also a prostitute. Because prostitution is unregulated, there’s no quick online database one can bring up to certify that someone isn’t HIV positive, or sexual predator, or even an illegal immigrant (if you care about border security). Such open laws are also likely to crack down on racially motivated witch-hunts.

Nor is there a contradiction between legalized prostitution and religosity. Iraq is one of the most religious states in the world, for instance, yet its free government recently legalized that service industry.

We can pretend that sexualization is a recent phenomenon and will soon go away (which is rather unlikely), or we make laws for humanity as it is.

Let’s hope we choose correctly.

Crystal Gail Mangum and the Need for Online Sexual Predator Databases

Imagine a sexual predator attacks a victim. Then steals a car. Then drives under the influence. Then attempts to flee from police. Then attacks a police officer with a deadly weapon. Imagine that predator was held with a $75,000 bail.

Then imagine that sexual predator was only charged with misdemeanors.

Then imagine, years later, new victims accuse the predator of a sexual assault. And imagine if they had no knowledge before hand of the predator’s history.

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Wouldn’t it be nice to know about these people before you move next door to them? Or send your child to work for them? Or entrust anything to them?


As previously reported on Brain Terminal, Dilby, Free Republic, Hugo Schwyzer, Redmen, Stand Your Ground, and WRAL (a local CBS and CNN affiliate), the name of the woman who accused the Duke Lacrosse team members of rape is Crystal Gail Mangum.

Ultimately, we have no way of knowing whether or not Crystal is telling the truth in her recent allegations. Though she is a cuckoldress and a criminal, it is true that cuckoldresses and criminals can find their own rights violated. In America, we have a good if somewhat political criminal justice system, and we can hope that justice eventually is served.

Nonetheless, with a record like this:

  • SPEEDING ELUDE ARREST OR/ATTEM (PRINCIPAL)
  • ASSAULTTHR AGNST GOVERNMNT (PRINCIPAL)
  • DWI LEVEL 3 (PRINCIPAL)
  • LARCENY (PRINCIPAL)

(Courtesy of North Carolina Department of Correction Public Access Information System)

A day’s events summarized by WRAL (CBS/CNN) as:

The severity of the allegations raises questions about each individual involved in the events that transpired on March 13 and March 14, including the alleged victim.

New information about the victim has been divulged, concerning charges arising from an incident that occurred several years ago. According to a 2002 police report, the woman, currently a 27-year-old student at North Carolina Central University, gave a taxi driver a lap dance at a Durham strip club. Subsequently, according to the report, she stole the man’s car and led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in Wake County.

Apparently, the deputy thought the chase was over when the woman turned down a dead-end road near Brier Creek, but instead she tried to run over him, according to the police report.

Additional information notes that her blood-alcohol level registered at more than twice the legal limit.

Why did her employer, Bunnyhole Entertainment, entrust her with her position? Why were her clients not informed of her past?

We would want the same for teachers, for police officers — even for politicians. So why not here? Why not now?

This sad affair could have been avoided if sexually-oriented criminals, like and , were flagged in easily searchable online public databases.

But they’re not. Pity.