Laura Bassett: My Heart Broke for Her

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As a person with a very competitive nature when it comes to athletic competition, and one for whom it took some time to become a graceful loser, watching that goal at that time broke my heart.

And while I was rooting for England in this particular match, I would have felt the same way if the result had been reversed. No one in that stadium could have felt worse than Laura Bassett. Watching her reaction brought tears to my eyes. Seeing it again this morning brought more.

I have an abundant well of empathy, which is why I am not a conservative, and as an athlete, the cruelty of that ending left me a bit hollow. But such are the vicissitudes of life.

I was thinking that I should do something in support of a young woman I would like to hug, to tell her that everything is OK, that she is loved, respected, and that we all make mistakes. Because nobody with a passionate and competitive nature would ever want to walk in those shoes.

And then I remembered that I had the keys to a blog.

While I doubt that this will ever catch her eye, I want it to be known, that had I the extra scratch to get one, I would proudly wear her number on a jersey with her name on the back of it. And I haven’t done that since I was a preteen.

By all accounts she is a wonderful teammate and gritty competitor and excellent defender, without whom England might very well not made it to that point in space and time, the intersection of which, good people would not like to place their enemies.

And contrary to this articles main point. I would most certainly feel the same sympathy for any male own goaling during such a point, in such a game, and on such a stage.

I know from own goals, my life seems to be riddled with them. I test limits, push the edge, attempt to find the breaking point, and often find myself on the wrong end of it. Yet I am still on the proper side of the ground, trying to keep moving forward. I also know that when they occur, there is no one in the world (however small it might be at the time) that is more upset than me. Letting others down in any situation is tough, letting others down when you have a reputation of doing the opposite, is even harder, that is, if you have a soul.

Something tells me that this one is not gonna let last night keep her down.
Laura-Bassett

 

This thing, Let’s Do It

Before I descend into the fevered swamps of asshattery looking for examples of magnificent examples of how the recent spate of church burnings have nothing to do with racism or terror, and everything to do with faulty electrical installation, or lightning, I figure a little sugar with the medicine is in order.

Via Gawker.

Fucking awesome!!! And on a similar note, I hope Cerberus killed it during the pride sporting competitions.

Before we get to the gristle let us view in awe and respect the opening to something in “the Hill” written by one cat with the surname Budowsky discovered on the frontpage of memeorandom:

Nothing better dramatizes the damage that President Obama has done to Democrats than the fact that Republicans now control the House of Representatives, the Senate and a majority of governorships across America.

Yeah he did that. Reminding myself that he probably got paid for it will only further to ruin my day.

Anyway, on to random sparks hitting African American Churches built out of the bark of the birch tree and the tar of pine.

Three of the attacks in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Ohio have been confirmed to be arson, while the other three are under investigation, though the Southern Poverty Law Center believes this many church fires so close to one another “may not be a coincidence.”

One might be inclined to agree, if that one might be me…

On Monday, the College Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church in Knoxville was burned down when, according to church sources, someone stacked bales of hay against the door and then lit them.

On Tuesday, the God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia, was hit by fire, and while authorities say it has the usual indicators of arson, they are still investigating.

On Wednesday, the Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, was hit by fire that authorities are sure was arson but have not yet released their evidence to show it.

On Wednesday, the Fruitland Presbyterian Church in Gibson County, Tennessee, also caught fire, and investigators have not yet ruled out arson.

On Friday, the Glover Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenville, South Carolina, caught fire, and authorities have not yet announced whether or not it was arson.

On Saturday, the College Heights Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio, caught fire, and authorities are still investigating the cause.

There was a seventh church fire, the Greater Miracle Temple in Tallahassee, Florida, but it is likely the fire was caused by a tree falling on power lines.

Speculators might conclude that a race war has indeed been started by that whitepower gunslinger who shot nine to death in Charleston. They would be wrong, as the recent events are simply the extension of a race war that has been transpiring in this country since 1609, when the first Africans arrived on these hallowed shores of a land not yet called America.

 

Pedifisto part the third

Parts the First, and part the Second.

This will be the final installment of a parsing of the “manifesto” attributed to McBowlcut IGottaKillyPants, or Shooty McCornpone (your choice). When last we met, our protagonist was railing against white-flight and suburban whites to fearful of the problem of the NigNig to deal with it in a proper fashion, i.e. killing them, or putting them in irons.

Some people feel as though the South is beyond saving, that we have too many blacks here. To this I say look at history. The South had a higher ratio of blacks when we were holding them as slaves. Look at South Africa, and how such a small minority held the black in apartheid for years and years. Speaking of South Africa, if anyone thinks that think will eventually just change for the better, consider how in South Africa they have affirmative action for the black population that makes up 80 percent of the population.

In his ideal world whites are a minority and need to have a population of others to subjugate.

It is far from being too late for America or Europe. I believe that even if we made up only 30 percent of the population we could take it back completely. But by no means should we wait any longer to take drastic action.

If only there was a gunshow that sold Nigtron. It is not too late, to hope.

Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional. How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe.


Chuckles Murray and Richard J. Herrnstein (may his racist ass rest in piece)
the white courtesy phone awaits. Now on to some shit sanctioned DERP.

Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior. If a scientist publishes a paper on the differences between the races in Western Europe or Americans, he can expect to lose his job. There are personality traits within human families, and within different breeds of cats or dogs, so why not within the races?

What is it about the Octoplex that seems so appealing to these types? I feel another animule analogy coming…(So I peeked, sue me.)

A horse and a donkey can breed and make a mule, but they are still two completely different animals. Just because we can breed with the other races doesnt make us the same.

Lacking in this biology lesson is the fact that two mules can not produce another mule…not that that would signify any damn thing.

In a modern history class it is always emphasized that, when talking about “bad” things Whites have done in history, they were White. But when we lern about the numerous, almost countless wonderful things Whites have done, it is never pointed out that these people were White. Yet when we learn about anything important done by a black person in history, it is always pointed out repeatedly that they were black. For example when we learn about how George Washington carver was the first nigger smart enough to open a peanut.

Would the world were colorblind, and the default setting were not white heterosexual and male.

There is also a pivot in this as the only African American, specifically referenced yet in this piece has to be referred to as a Nigger.

On another subject I want to say this. Many White people feel as though they dont have a unique culture. The reason for this is that White culture is world culture. I dont mean that our culture is made up of other cultures, I mean that our culture has been adopted by everyone in the world. This makes us feel as though our culture isnt special or unique. Say for example that every business man in the world wore a kimono, that every skyscraper was in the shape of a pagoda, that every door was a sliding one, and that everyone ate every meal with chopsticks. This would probably make a Japanese man feel as though he had no unique traditional culture.

My inner neologist is spinning trying to cough up a word to describe that mess…failing it is so we shall move on.

I have noticed a great disdain for race mixing White women within the White nationalists community, bordering on insanity it. These women are victims, and they can be saved. Stop.

This graph makes a point bordering on revolutionary with its incusitude. Of course he is talking about saving the fertile wombspace for the production of more white folk. Just because a NiggerDick got there first, should not give a white man pause to joust with the ghosts of nigger dicks past. For a white supremacist though, this is a leap. And in these circles this notion borders on genius. Not sure how long this challenge of the dominant paradigm will last when he takes his place among the white power gangs in prison…

Done with the Negroes, we move on to others, starting with, take a guess.

Jews

Unlike many White naitonalists, I am of the opinion that the majority of American and European jews are White. In my opinion the issues with jews is not their blood, but their identity. I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities. Just like niggers, most jews are always thinking about the fact that they are jewish. The other issue is that they network. If we could somehow turn every jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening, because people would be able to see plainly what is going on.

I dont pretend to understand why jews do what they do. They are enigma.

This would explain the lack of Nazi sympathies, or the employment of Nazi symbolism in any of the pictures on his website or facebook page. If they are white, he wants to include them, but their mysterious ways elude him. Also wondering how many times he will get his ass beat when he tries this argument on his fellow incarcerated white supremacists.

Who’s next?

Hispanics

Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good hispanics and bad hispanics. I remember while watching hispanic television stations, the shows and even the commercials were more White than our own. They have respect for White beauty, and a good portion of hispanics are White. It is a well known fact that White hispanics make up the elite of most hispanics countries. There is good White blood worht saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brasil.

But they are still our enemies.

It’s always about the blood. I am beginning to wonder if this asshat might be a Vampire Gourmand.

Next

East Asians

I have great respent for the East Asian races. Even if we were to go extinct they could carry something on. They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race. I am not opposed at all to allies with the Northeast Asian races.

Apparently the Japanese are whiter than me.

Patriotism

I hate the sight of the American flag. Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke. People pretending like they have something to be proud while White people are being murdered daily in the streets. Many veterans believe we owe them something for “protecting our way of life” or “protecting our freedom”. But im not sure what way of life they are talking about. How about we protect the White race and stop fighting for the jews. I will say this though, I myself would have rather lived in 1940′s American than Nazi Germany, and no this is not ignorance speaking, it is just my opinion. So I dont blame the veterans of any wars up until after Vietnam, because at least they had an American to be proud of and fight for.

Murdered daily in the streets, by black people, in every neighborhood in the land. This guy has a line on some good shit. Thankfully this is the penultimate bit

An Explanation

To take a saying from a film, “I see all this stuff going on, and I dont see anyone doing anything about it. And it pisses me off.”. To take a saying from my favorite film, “Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.”.

I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.

Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever. But I believe enough great White minds are out there already.

Please forgive any typos, I didnt have time to check it.

“Outta the door, I got some niggers to kill, and more to abhor.”

/places mike on floor

 

Manifisto part the Second

The first part can be found here.

We ended the last part with the Idea that niggers were niggers whose racial awareness was due in some part to “Jewish agitation.” And begin with the following:

Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont think about race in their daily lives.

Aside from the “almost from birth” bit, one might wonder why African Americans are such racially aware savants. Maybe something to do with constantly having to put up with some form of haterade or other. My racial awareness started at around the age of four when I could discern a vibe of hatred from people directed at my mother and myself, mostly in the form of what the kids call mean mugging today. Later, in first grade, when during the first three months, I was chased around the playground during recess by kids who seemed angry and wanted to make sure I knew that I was a nigger, by calling me that repeatedly before running out of breath. I was quick and thus was never caught. In any event, I do not think my Racial Awareness was in any way congenital, but it would seem that the author of this manifesto seems to think so.

And this is our problem. We need to and have to.

No, you don’t, at all, unless you are a pants piddling moron looking to find ever more creative ways in which to piddle your pants.

Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why? Because dogs are lower than men.

And off to the races we go.

This same analogy applies to black and White relations. Even today, blacks are subconsciously viewed by White people are lower beings. They are held to a lower standard in general. This is why they are able to get away with things like obnoxious behavior in public. Because it is expected of them.

If this motherfucker does not get me some fucking Iced Tea, right this MotherScratching minute, I might just have to burn this motherfucking place down!

Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning of how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont deny that we are in fact superior.

Of course not, which made it easy for you to kill them.

I wish with a passion that niggers were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an oppressive institution, and so on. Because if it was all it true, it would make it so much easier for me to accept our current situation. But it isnt true. None of it is. We are told to accept what is happening to us because of ancestors wrong doing, but it is all based on historical lies, exaggerations and myths. I have tried endlessly to think of reasons we deserve this, and I have only came back more irritated because there are no reasons.

Ya’know, I have only came back more irratated myself, because i have to navigate a world in which there is some much senseless ignorance and which apparently, is filled, with assholes like you who would take pleasure in seeing me and others like me, come to harm.

Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor.

A geneology lesson might be called for here…But please to be continuing.

This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished.

I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive.

One sticks out in my mind where an old ex-slave recounted how the day his mistress died was one of the saddest days of his life. And in many of these narratives the slaves told of how their masters didnt even allowing whipping on his plantation.

Sure you have, and sure they were…

Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.

Uh huh.

Now White parents are forced to move to the suburbs to send their children to “good schools”. But what constitutes a “good school”? The fact is that how good a school is considered directly corresponds to how White it is. I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared, and brainwashed to fight. Why should we have to flee the cities we created for the security of the suburbs? Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White. The pathetic part is that these White people dont even admit to themselves why they are moving. They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape niggers and other minorities.

There are a couple pearls of wisdom in there. Black-eyed pearls.

But what about the White people that are left behind? What about the White children who, because of school zoning laws, are forced to go to a school that is 90 percent black? Do we really think that that White kid will be able to go one day without being picked on for being White, or called a “white boy”? And who is fighting for him? Who is fighting for these White people forced by economic circumstances to live among negroes? No one, but someone has to.

I feel this kids pain, having never been to any school that was not 95 percent white, for which I suppose, I should be grateful. Would that I were an asshat.

Here I would also like to touch on the idea of a Norhtwest Front. I think this idea is beyond stupid. Why should I for example, give up the beauty and history of my state to go to the Norhthwest? To me the whole idea just parralells the concept of White people running to the suburbs. The whole idea is pathetic and just another way to run from the problem without facing it.

Cornpone McNiggerHater sure did face his problem and did so in the uniquely manifest and manly way by gunning down unarmed people in church. That was courageous! Taking out that Grandmother was not unlike the act of a martyr, the heroism displayed in defense of the White Race by this goodly southern Gentleman.

In any event, we have come to the conclusion of part the two.

 

Manifisto

While the the clown car attempts to parse the gwying ons on that southern kid what shot up a black church some hundred miles from his house…A pause is warranted, Joy has been stolen and love lost.

A moment please, a pause to reflect required.

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[Updated to include linkage. Please pardon the over-site]
The Manifesto

Also too, a good post on White Supremicist love of Rhodesia

This kid happened to leave a record carved into what we now call the internet which will now be parsed by this random nigger. Thanks to Moe Syzlack a wonderful man about Halifax town for pointing me into this direction, a cached google listing of his manifesto appearing on the page of his blog titled “the Last Rhodisian.”

I was not raised in a racist home or environment. Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness.

Now I have come across accounts that the kid in question had an eighth grade education. reading the opening tells me that while that might have been the case, we are not dealing with an idiot. I can only imagine how many college freshmen would be unable to compose the previous. He missed a c in because, but otherwise, I cant fault his opening, aside from the obvious lie contained in the first sentence.

Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes. Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that “blacks were the real racists” and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it.

Note the capitalization of White in the graph above and the lower case of black/s. One might consider this a tell in the parlance of poker. Yet for the missing comma betwixt the were’s we still have a coherence that belies any attempt to label the kid a moron.

The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was.

I suspect from here on a shower, not so much Golden, will rain.

It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right.

This would be the obvious conclusion for any fair-minded individual, steeped in the traditions of the Culture of the South.

But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day.

Truth be told, I myself was motivated to do the same. I mean if this random Cracker shot up a nigger, then the obverse must be the case, and in do fairness, in our current environment, both sides are always wrong, so really nothing need be begged in terms of pardon, nothing need to be questioned as far as motive, one simply need only state “both sides” and all will be forgiven.

The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?

Again with the capitalization of white* and the nigrification of Black.

The Council of Conservative Citizens rings with a certain familiarity. A K sound followed by two others, if one were to pronounce the last Kitizens with a secret handshake, and one wonders if the abstractions that Lee Atwater had in mind may be at the root of this construction.

“Brutal”, “disbelief”, something “very wrong”, “blowing up.” In other words kiddo could not imagine the attention given to a story involving the murder of a black kid who was simply walking to his father’s house after purchasing some tea and some skittles, momentarily minding his own business and then attempting to momentarily mind his own life.

From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe.

Wondering if Brevik makes an appearance.

I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries. Again I found myself in disbelief.

Again with the “disbelief.” It is simply unpossible to believe that whatever things that were a- transpiring up in England, France, and the rest of western Europia, were a-transpiring up in this place.

As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants. But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware.

This graph starts well, yet ends up in the Dumpster.

Blacks

I think it is is fitting to start off with the group I have the most real life experience with, and the group that is the biggest problem for Americans.

I suspect that a shoe is about to drop.

Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense.

“Slick” (thanks Willy.) Check!? Oh right I forgot the Niggers who are stupid and violent and view everything through the slickest of racial lensing.

Is it possible if someone might have hooked this kid up with a movie projector that his life may have charted a different course, had he been the recipient of an Octoplex, that he might have at some point gotten laid?

They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race.
Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont think about race in their daily lives. And this is our problem. We need to and have to.

We of the darker persuasion spend almost as much time thinking about being Black as Evangelicals spend pondering the habits of Homosexuals. One of these things might be like the others, and then again it might not…In any event we will have to pick up the rest of the thing later. Something about Bat times and Bat channels involving a possibility of drop kicking the mike.

They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race.

*It occurs to me that the adjustment to the last sentence makes me a racist shitheel

 

If Every White Managed a Nine to Zero Kill Ratio, The Niggers would be Gone

The story under observation starts with an innocent child, but not really innocent, because Eve, or Reasons, or Something.

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Undoubtedly a sweet kid once upon a time, who could never have been expected to commit a crime. And really, the idea that this young man might one day hang out with and then slaughter nine African Americans during a a Wednesday night bible study would have been unpossible to imagine. I mean really, who the fuck could have known? Not even Vegas could have calculated the odds. The behavior in question being without precedent.

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Oh, right. Wait, what are those niggers pointing at? In fact, what plausible fucking right do they have to breathe on that balcony? In fact instead of the choreographed dance number they are performing it would seem like they have some fucking trash to remove. Just like ‘em though, lazy and shiftless, is the way they tend to roll.

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While some pine for the 50′s, I can pine for the early 90′s, pine for a Country that still had the balls to necklace a fucking nigger.

Unfortunately, those times have passed. On to another country, who prefer hot lead, choke holds, and spinal fracturing as their means of Justice.

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Another Country, once Prideful and Strong, yet the vicissitudes of time and its inexorable march have emasculated the vestiges of its former Glory.

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And once again, the question begs itself; Who could have known that such a fearless Patriot, who is only guilty of what God would beg him to do, who cleansed some serious wounds, who acted as Judge, Jury, and Executioner, performing upon the Body Politic, a necessary, if painful, excision, now sits in a cell, his motives misunderstood.

Confederate States 3 Flags license plate

A dream smothered in its crib. Which makes the more cynical of our brethren question a belief in a Higher Being, yet a dream worth preserving at any cost. “…to sleep, perchance to dream…”

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And hope is kindled anew, as there are some who have their fingers on the pulse of Reason, who work vociferously to keep the flame alive.

confederate-flag

This is what I am talking about. Courage, Pride, and the South Africamerican Way!!! Fuck Yeah!

/For the Snarkastically challened, Fuck Off and Die in a Fucking Fire, fucking ShitHeels!

 

Here we go!

[Updated]
So in other news, Rachel Dolezal of Spokane Washington has been living a lie. She attended a HBCU, she has worked in a hair salon that caters to black women, she teaches part time at Eastern Washington university in the Africana studies program, she is the head of local chapter of the NAACP, and she is not actually black, although she has been dying her skin and living as a black woman for years.

Credibility of local NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal questioned

This deception has provoked quite an uproar on twitter, and many people are shocked and disappointed. And many people find it hilarious, that a white woman had for years essentially lived as a cariacature of a professional educated black person.

It provides fodder for strange conjectures, like how common is this? How many activists are in disguise? How much of identity politics is driven by people with little or no claim to the identity? Was David Duke really a tree frog?

But here’s where a bizarre case is going to get stupid. The story is getting national coverage, and before you know it, some asshole is going to ask why its OK for Caitlyn Jenner to live as a woman but not ok for Rachel Dolezal to live as a black woman? So, my question for you dear readers, is who is the highest profile person that makes that comparison? is it going to stay in the fever swamps of the wingnut blogosphere or is someone like George Will going to ask it on national TV?

[Provider Checking in.]
Didn’t catch the Sunday Funnies, but if not today the question will be begged within a week or two. Anyhoo, I only caught up with this story yesterday and had mixed feelings at least until I encountered the following:

One Saturday morning, my kids burst into my bedroom. “Mom, there’s a rope hanging in the backyard; it looks like a noose!” I raced outside as my mind instantly tracked back to the parting words of a colleague at Howard University when we left Washington, D.C., en route to Idaho. “Don’t go there; you’ll get lynched!” I remember brushing off her comment with some theoretical statement about not living in a culture of fear. But that day my sons found the noose really broke my heart in a certain kind of way. I hadn’t told them about all the other incidents of harassment toward us before that day; I wanted to be their shield against the wave of terror that kept me awake at night. And now they were faced with a symbol of death when picking garden strawberries for breakfast. The police came. They interviewed all three of us, mumbled something about us getting security cameras and logged the incident as a hate crime. Our house was burglarized not once, but several times. There were nooses, swastikas and death threats.

I am having difficulty parsing the angle of grift here, but the appropriation of the black experience in such a stereotypical manner is disturbing. It is a narrative, but smells inauthentic to me. I guess I am a bit jealous, as the only way I could possibly pass as a white person would require me wearing a white robe and a pointed hood…

 

David Brooks: trying to excuse the inexcusable

Learning From Mistakes

We have been asked (by David Brooks) to understand that mistakes were made (by lots of important people but also by David Brooks) because it turns out that war is tricky. And when war is waged for example, on behalf of people so crooked that they have to screw their pants on, whose only understanding of the complexities of war come from “Combat” for the Atari 2600, whose grasp of the politics and history of the middle east goes no further than what they remember from the last issue of the ‘warmongers quarterly guide to the world’s largest and least defended oil fields’, what results may not be a Jeffersonian democracy founded in the hope of peace and brotherhood for all. And that despite the fact that mistakes were made (by many people including David Brooks) we should totally be humble (like David Brooks), and forgive people (like David Brooks) trusting that if in some small way things did not turn out exactly as hoped, that we should trust that the very smartest people made these decisions for the best of reasons. And to suggest that this is an innaccurate recap of events is nothing more than mean spirited partisan politics and petty jealousy. Which is why it’s beneath the dignity of America’s most humble pundit (like for example David Brooks) to actually take the time to specifically admit that he happily sang from the same songbook as the Bush administration neocons that purposefully distorted, or invented any intelligence they could to justify the invasion of Iraq.

And this is utter horseshit. The most generous thing one can say about those people who believed we should go to war with Iraq is that they were gullible. All of the other reasons to go to war with Iraq are various shades of bloodthirst or avarice or paranoia or dangerously unrealistic optimisim that Saddam could be removed quickly, relatively bloodlessly and easily replaced with a democratically elected government. David Brooks doesn’t want to admit to any of that. He’s happy to look at opinion polls showing broad support for intervention (after troops were already on the ground), at self serving attempts by the administration to blame the fiasco on bad intel (cooked up to order by Cheney’s pet analysts).

I mean just look at the reaching David Brooks has to do to try and justify his enthusiastic support of the invasion and subsequent occupation:

If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it?

He’s slipping. That’s the kind of argument we’re accustomed to hearing Jonah Goldberg make. An argument that requires time travel is not a persuasive argument. But it’s all he’s got, because any attempt to update his argument requires integrity. Let’s pick a thing that’s happening right now that could have dangerous consequeses if allowed to continue, for example the Governor Sam Brownbeck or Governor Bobby Jindal’s out and out war on education in Kansas and Louisiana. Public education in those states is and will continue to be a fiasco, turning out thousands or millions of young people without any chance to get into a good university, and making sure that any good university in those states is both privately funded and prohibitively expensive for students that aren’t already rich. It’s not WWII, but it’s bad enough. left unchecked there will be millions of young people in those states who will never have the chance to make a good living, because their government has abdicated its responsibility to educate them. Those young people will start at a tremendous disadvantage and suffer more of the ills of poverty than they would have had to if they got a good education. Some people will have to take more hazardous jobs than they would have otherwise, and some fraction of those will be killed by them. Those states have also done all they can to fight the ACA, and refuse medicaid expansion. More citizens will die from those policies. So, having said that, and proving insofar as it can be ‘proved’ in a blog post that the policies of Governors Brownbeck and Jindal are causing avoidable suffering and death to citizens of those states in order to pander to the basest of their base, would it be ok to kill Governors Brownbeck and Jindal? Absolutely not. Should they be stopped, opposed by every legal means and their administrations examined for any hint of corruption the prosecution of which might slow down their assault on the residents of those states? Absolutely.

But David Brooks can’t get there. He can’t admit that killing people should be the last resort of anyone that claims to call themselves civilized and not the first. Look at this:

After the 1990s, many of us were leaning in the interventionist direction. We’d seen the fall of the apartheid regime, which made South Africa better. We’d seen the fall of communist regimes, which made the Eastern bloc nations better. Many of us thought that, by taking down Saddam Hussein, we could end another evil empire, and gradually open up human development in Iraq and the Arab world.

His example refutes itself in one word: Yugoslavia. Anyone who paid attention in the 1990s saw what happens a deeply divided country ruled by a repressive government led by tyrant dies. People pick up guns and knives and try to settle old scores.

He’s going to try and tell us he’s learned his lesson, though:

Finally, Iraq teaches us to be suspicious of leaders who try to force revolutionary, transformational change. It teaches us to have respect for trimmers, leaders who pay minute attention to context, who try to lead gradual but constant change. It teaches us to honor those who respect the unfathomable complexity of history and who are humble in the face of consequences to their actions that they cannot fully predict or understand.

Nowhere in there does it say, “when we make a predictable mistake, let’s not listen to those people that were cheering for it like fans at a hometown highschool football game any more”. Nowhere does it say, “Let’s start listening to the people who told as many people as they could, as loud as they could, that it was a bad, maybe criminal idea.” Nowhere does it say “let’s start prosecuting the liars and the torturers and chase it down until all of the liars, war profiteers, torturers and other assorted war criminals are behind bars.”

 

So a Bunch of White Dudes Get their Shooty on!

And thus we are exposed to a heaping helping of Cricketry…It is almost like I would be a racist for asking a random white person on the street to explain to this not white person what the fuck was the reason for the shootout at the Waco Corral….Allright, thanks again to Roy, I have to pause for a moment to process some substantial Derp. This shitload will feature: Kevin Williamson, a colostomy bag of wingnut welfare, and in advance, I wish to apologize for colostomy bags, for the insult.
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A Gunfight, Not a Riot: What Happened in Waco

Not exactly sure that I can attribute this to ‘illiamson as it is the title of the piece and might have LoadBerg, or J-Loads prints on it, but lets take a bite or three, while wagering on the thug quotient that is likely to follow…In case you have yet to notice it is kind of my thing to react to this shit as I read it, and then drop the mike when my dErp-meter pegs….

“A gunfight, not a riot…”

An Apple, not an Orange, would be my first reaction, were I not sensitive to a multiplicity of dog-whistles…

Lets see….On the one hand we have a garden variety conflict between competing tribal segments of White folk, just having a good olde tymie SCA-style Cos/Gun play reenactment of High Noon at the OK Corral, and on the other hand we have Nigger, Nigger, Nigger! Thug! Did I mention Niggers, whose demonstration of power is limited to tearing up a place, and not keeping Mr Williamson out of a Tory neighborhood? I know, fucking bowel evacuating terrifying, the NigNogs exercising the meager-ist of power….Anyhoo, I now have to actually read this shit.

The shootout between members of rival outlaw motorcycle gangs in Waco has brought out a great deal of stupidity on the left — too much stupidity to catalogue, in fact. But let us look at a few lowlights.

Takes one to ken another is something that comes to mind…

Making the comparison with Baltimore, many on the left — Salon’s Jenny Kutner, to take an example — demanded to know why the media did not describe the events in Waco as a “riot.” The answer, obviously enough, is that the event in Waco was not a riot — it did not represent a general state of civil disorder, there were no mobs targeting property for destruction, etc. What happened in Waco was accurately described — in the New York Times, the Waco Tribune, USA Today, and many other outlets — as a gunfight. Also chaos, biker gang shooting, the work of very dangerous, hostile criminal biker gangs, and, in case that is not strong enough for your taste, something akin to a war zone.

In other words, a débutante ball in comparison. let us look at a definition of the word that sticks in this shithead’s craw:

ri·ot
?r??t/
noun
noun: riot; plural noun: riots

1.
a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
“riots broke out in the capital”
synonyms: uproar, commotion, upheaval, disturbance, furor, tumult, melee, scuffle, fracas, fray, brawl, free-for-all; More
violence, fighting, vandalism, mayhem, turmoil, lawlessness, anarchy, violent protest
“a riot in the capital”
an uproar.
“the film’s sex scenes caused a riot in Cannes”
an outburst of uncontrolled feelings.
“a riot of emotions raged through Frances”
archaic
uncontrolled revelry; rowdy behavior.
2.
an impressively large or varied display of something.
“the garden was a riot of color”
synonyms: mass, sea, splash, show, exhibition
“the garden was a riot of color”
3.
informal
a highly amusing or entertaining person or thing.
“everyone thought she was a riot”

verb
verb: riot; 3rd person present: riots; past tense: rioted; past participle: rioted; gerund or present participle: rioting

1.
take part in a violent public disturbance.
“students rioted in Paris”
synonyms: rampage, go on the rampage, run riot, fight in the streets, run wild, run amok, go berserk;
informalraise hell
“the miners rioted”

It would, in fact, seem that the melee in Waco would meet the definition quite nicely, but let’s get back to Kevin’s desire to box riot, rioting, riotous behavior into a thing that only African Americans do. Because if anything, Kevin’s entire oeuvre, is predicated on the “WhiteManWashing” of anything that might put a dent in the privilege he so stridently enjoys.

What happened in Baltimore was not a gunfight. (It might have been a gunfight if it had been attempted in or around Waco.) Which is not to say that bikers are never involved in riots: The modern outlaw biker mythology is very much rooted in a riot in Hollister, Calif., known in the history books as — can you guess? — the “Hollister riot,” during which such forerunners of the modern motorcycle gang as the Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington and the Market Street Commandos treated Hollister as though it were Baltimore.

This guy gets a paycheck for this bullshit, probably by the fucking word…Anyhoo, there is a jackass at Reason that seems to need his snark decoder ring replaced, or so I am told…

This weekend’s deadly brawl and shootout involving more than 170 alleged biker gang members at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, has seemed to capture the left’s imagination, not for the gruesome details of the violence but because of the perceived differences between the way this story was played out, covered and engaged with and, depending on who you ask, either black on black violence or the police reform protest movement.

Totally not a riot. Nope, not one at all, nothing to see here, lets move on to blaming the Niggers for their problems, when of course we are not blaming them for ours…

The emphasis, (mine of course) is just to highlight another example of prose that secures a paycheck…It is possible that the word salad that ends the graph under observation might make a semblance of sense, so shall we?

The comparisons to the police reform protests are the more problematic of the two. The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates seemed to make that comparison in a series of tweets Monday night that emulating right-wing reactions to the police protest movement. One curious tweet asks “Why won’t America’s biker gangs be more like Dr. Martin Luther King?” What is the comparison Coates is trying to draw?

“…curious…?!?!? One opens ones mouth and any doubt that may have remained is destroyed by the begging question…

If If there were violent protesters in Baltimore with legitimate grievances—and they were urged by some to be more peaceful—does Coates believe the bikers, too, had some kind of legitimate grievances at the Twin Peaks restaurant? If he doesn’t believe so, does he believe there are white people out there who believe that? I certainly haven’t heard or read anything about either the bike gangs allegedly involved or anyone in the press trying to ascribe legitimate grievances to the thugs at the restaurant.

Assinine questions aside, I think this graph was simply a means to set-up the opportunity to burnish his equal opportunity street cred with the application of “thugs”…

Would be almost too clever by half if the proceeding queries were not completely witless gibberish.

Coates, like other left-leaning pundits, also glommed on to the distraction of the moment about the supposed racially charged nature of the word “thug,” asking why no one was calling the bikers thugs (except most of his hundred fifty thousand Twitter followers and the rest of the left-wing Twitterverse, as well as a good portion of the right-wing Twitterverse). The argument over thug blew up when some protests in Baltimore turned violent and began to be co-opted by the kind of people who want to riot and loot (like the two Baltimore corrections officers charged last week—what legitimate grievances could willing and paid participants in a system being protested against hold, and how would snacks at a convenience store come into play?). The argument was that thug was simply a code word for nigger. Tonight Show band leader Questlove made the point on Twitter after Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called rioters and looters who appeared in the streets the afternoon and evening after Freddie Gray’s funeral on Monday, April 27, “thugs.”

Honestly did not see that one coming…Must have made several days in certain corners of the ‘trons, this tortured excuse to employ the thing that everybody is thinking, but is to scared to say out loud. Did I mention that this asshole probably got paid for this piece?

One last sentence, because, well, a combination of WTF, and sheer astonishment are elicited by its recitation.

That weekend before, Rawlings-Blake appeared to be trying to keep cops on a hands-off approach to what were largely peaceful protests.

Yeah, this guy wrote that shite

This guy just hit the pipe

Ed Krayewski
Associate Editor, Reason.com

It is almost certain that due to some heavy grifting, our tax monies are involved in paying for this asshole’s bar tab, and his fucking chronic…

 

Thomas Friedman Shoots His Mouth Off Again

Thomas Friedman shoots his mouth off again.

Deal or No Deal?

This time he’s talking about the TPP and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

Here’s a prediction: NATO will eventually establish “no-sail zones” — safe areas for refugees and no-go zones for people-smugglers — along the Libyan coast.

How? Is there really a difference between refugees and “people smugglers?” Do “people smugglers” have some kind of obvious identifying characteristic that will differentiate them to the 20 year old Coast Guard or Navy sailor from a NATO country whose going to have to do the sorting? Does he really think the point of a Navy is to serve as a floating fence to stop immigration?

Here’s another goldmine:

With rising disorder in the Middle East and Africa — and with China and Russia trying to tug the world their way — there has never been a more important time for the coalition of free-market democracies and democratizing states that are the core of the World of Order to come together and establish the best rules for global integration for the 21st century, including appropriate trade, labor and environmental standards. These agreements would both strengthen and more closely integrate the market-based, rule-of-law-based democratic and democratizing nations that form the backbone of the World of Order.

1. ‘Rising disorder in the Middle East’ compared to when? Is there proof that the middle east is more disordered than it was in some unspecified period of time in the past? And more importantly for a Democracy concerned with the proliferation of freedom, were those ‘ordered’ times more of less free than today? Because if we’re prioritizing order over freedom, we’re supporting tyranny. And this time we don’t even have a cold war to excuse it.

2 ‘And with Russia and China trying to tug the world their way’ As opposed to when? At which point in the last century was Russia (and the old Soviet Union) not active in the international community trying to extend it’s community of trading partners, and it’s military sphere of influence? Since 1970 or so China has acted in the same fashion, so why now is it a threat, and what is it a threat to? American (and western) hegemony? How has that worked out for the rest of the world for the last century? Might the history of the last century of western trade, military and economic hegemony inspire South American, African and Asian countries to explore alternatives to western domination?

3 “there has never been a more important time for the coalition of free-market democracies and democratizing states that are the core of the World of Order to come together and establish the best rules for global integration for the 21st century, including appropriate trade, labor and environmental standards.” So why do the rich western nation get to set global standards in these areas? Is it because we’re rich and we’ve set international standards without the input of poorer countries for a century? Might all of the actual nations affected by these unspecified rules not want and deserve a chance to define the rules?

4 “These agreements would both strengthen and more closely integrate the market-based, rule-of-law-based democratic and democratizing nations that form the backbone of the World of Order” Remind me again what’s so hot about the current world order when it can’t even rein in carbon dioxide exhaust?

Has Thomas Friedman ever even heard of confirmation bias? Has he ever imagined it might explain those voices in his head? I understand that even 25 years later, he misses the polarized world of the cold war, and he misses the vast number of things excused by the fight against communism. I get that for generations, starting with the baby boom, American superiority in military might and economic prosperity was a given. But it wasn’t always the case, it won’t always be the case, and setting up any kind of “world order” that doesn’t acknowledge those facts, is setting up a “world order” that will collapse when the US can’t maintain and extend it’s 70 year old military spending spree.

So here’s an idea, Tom. Set up a trade pact that gives labor and environmental issues the same or greater weight than unfettered trade. Throw out the proposed mediation that lets companies sue countries for labor and environmental regulations that could cut into their profit margins. When visiting other countries, talk to labor activists, economists that didn’t graduate from the university of Chicago, and environmental activists, talk to climate researchers and indigenous people. And FFS, stop talking to people in the hospitality and tourism industries as if they possess economic wisdom hidden from ivory tower intellectuals.