Lloyd Billingsley

About Lloyd Billingsley

Lloyd Billingsley, a non-Asian Atlantic Islander and Person of No Color, is the author of Barack 'em Up: A Literary Investigation, and Bill of Writes: Dispatches from the Political Correctness Battlefield.

A Legal Immigrant’s Lament

In the late 1940s, my father, Kenneth Billingsley, a veteran of World War II, was working in a mine in the northern reaches of Manitoba. So through no fault of my own, I was born a long way north of the border. Despite childhood stints in Alliance, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, when I

By | 2019-04-19T16:34:28-07:00 April 19th, 2019|

A Great Movie About Jihad

Hotel Mumbai,” which arrived in theaters late last month, is an Australian production “based on true events” that may have faded from memory or were not known in the first place. For the record, in 2008, Islamic jihadists launched a series of attacks in Mumbai, India, that claimed 166 victims from many nations.

By | 2019-04-13T12:00:22-07:00 April 13th, 2019|

Kamala’s Confusion

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the Democrats’ 2020 presidential hopefuls, was a district attorney in San Francisco, attorney general of California, and author of Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer. For all this knowledge and experience, when the Cook County State Attorney’s office sealed records and dropped

By | 2019-03-30T20:17:20-07:00 March 29th, 2019|

Dual Loyalty Detectives

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) recently bashed those U.S. Senators who voted against Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation, charging that “they forgot what country they represent.” In similar style, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) cited political influence “that says it’s OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Omar is also

By | 2019-03-12T19:40:19-07:00 March 12th, 2019|

Alexandria’s Suicide Note for America

Socialists have always had a problem with F.A. Hayek (The Road to Serfdom), Milton Friedman (Capitalism and Freedom) and other free-market economists. As the Democrats’ “Green New Deal” confirms, socialists also have a quarrel with Henry Ford, the Wright brothers, and other promoters of modernity. A classic movie provides the back story. “The

By | 2019-02-15T20:43:07-07:00 February 15th, 2019|

Willie Brown’s ‘Poontronage’ Didn’t Start with Kamala Harris

With Kamala Harris in the running for the White House, trashing Donald Trump, knocking down border walls and touting Medicare for all, readers just can’t get enough “Poontronage.” That’s the tale of how the junior U.S. senator from California got her start under veteran Democrat shot-caller Willie Brown, now 84 years old. The

By | 2019-01-30T22:04:38-07:00 January 30th, 2019|

Remembering the Opening Battle of ‘Institutional Racism’

Fifty years ago this week, on January 17, 1969, the Black Panthers and the US organization, shot it out in room 1201 of Campbell Hall at the University of California at Los Angeles. The gun battle claimed the lives of Black Panthers John Huggins and Alprentice “Bunchy” Carter. US stood for “us”—black people—as

By | 2019-04-20T11:05:43-07:00 January 17th, 2019|

Boy George: NeverTrump Columnist Becomes an Obama Groupie

No European nation," writes George Will in a recent column, "was as enchanted as Germany was by Barack Obama’s studied elegance and none is more repelled by Donald Trump’s visceral vulgarity.” Just so Millennials know, the Washington Journalism Review once proclaimed Will the “best writer, any subject” and in 2017 Andrew Ferguson hailed him

By | 2019-01-14T20:07:17-07:00 January 15th, 2019|