Death Toll Rises to 2,500+ in Nepal Earthquake.


And it will rise even further, probably. Please join us in our prayers that God will take each lost soul into His merciful hands in Paradise. Please join us also in our prayers for strength, courage and wisdom for the survivors and for the those families who have lost a loved one.

We can’t do much, here, thousands of miles away, but we can ask the Lord of the Universe to intercede and to bring His healing to anyone suffering anywhere.

— xPraetorius

The 5%


xPraetorius:

Mike’s thoughts here are right on the nose. I particularly liked the comparison of strippers to lawyers. Most on-the-nose, though, is Mike’s remark that the stripper not only surrounds herself with the people she disdains, but in so doing, ultimately joins them. It’s a good, fun, thought-provoking read, with a number of important insights.

— xPraetorius

Originally posted on makeaneffort:

Just mere moments ago I had a brief exchange with an individual on another blog… and it brought something to mind.

The person was another commenter who described themselves as a ‘lesbian stripper’.  Fair enough…  from this point forward we will refer to her as ‘LS’.

So LS said she was afraid of Strange Men.  A sentiment I happen to share with her.  Although I also fear Strange Women, Dogs, Cats, Carneys, Clowns, etc.

LS explained that she stripped “for the control” it gave her over men.

That statement alone demonstrates a level of introspection rarely found anywhere in humanity.  And because of that, I have complete faith LS will be just fine in the long run… or at least whatever she decides to define as fine.

But the point here is what I have referred to in the past as The 5%.

I am…

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Hillary’s TERRIFIC Roll-out!


As everyone who’s not more than 10 light-days away from earth knows, the great, stupendous, preposterously wonderful Hillary Clinton, future Savior-ette of the planet, announced that she’s running for President.

The press is a bit miffed about that, wondering why she doesn’t just go for empress or, for cryin’ out loud — deity.

Well, as you know, if you read, or watch, or otherwise pay some vague attention to the usual, ho-hum media, the roll-out was a monumental, staggeringly fantastic, awe-inspiring success.

Yuh.

You see, Her Nibs sallied bravely forth outside the big, heavy gate, and into America; out to meet “everyday Americans” — thereby directly implying that she is above those selfsame “everyday Americans” — and toured parts of the country in a “Scooby van.”

Yes, the land of the free and the home of the brave risked seeing Hillary Clinton, someone most thought was really some kind of post-action-heroes action hero. A doughy-looking frump-ball, she was the perfect 21st Century superhero: not at all body conscious, of a “certain age,” possessed of vast, legendary, but never witnessed, intellectual and personal charm superpowers. However, to this day, she was heretofore a largely legendary personage who hadn’t been seen in the land, except in barely believable moving digital representations on the television.

Here she was jetting off to Africa to save Africans; to China to bring hope to the Chinese; to Europe to comfort the Europeans; to the Middle East to protect and safeguard all manner of Middle Easterners; hither and yon to provide succor to all hitherandyonians, large and small.

Alas, though, the meeting with “everyday Americans” was not to be.

Where there were actual “everyday Americans,” she did the now-legendary vague Clinton wave and quickly “allowed” the brick wall of Secret Service attending her every breath to whisk her away before any potentially disastrous actual contact with the common ruck could happen.

When she alleged she was hangin’ out with “everyday Americans,” it turned out they were really just Democrat Party operatives, bused in to make the meeting. Oops. That wasn’t supposed to get out. What henchman needs to be fired… or worse?

And… a “Scooby van?!?” Who goes anywhere, or does anything, in a bloomin’ Scooby van?!?

But, as you know, who, as mentioned above, are following attentively every word of the usual donkeys pretending to be “journalists,” the roll-out was a rollicking success.

Get ready to fall out of your chair: I’m willing to entertain the proposition.

I’ll wait a bit for you to climb back up …

Okay. How on earth can I say Hillary Clinton’s bumbling, stumbling, hyper-lame campaign launch was a “success?”

Here’s how: I pay close attention to things. Hillary Clinton has been on my radar for a very long time. In the upcoming months, and no doubt years, you’ll hear how brilliant she is, how accomplished she is, how warm and charming she is. Yet, no one’s ever seen these wonderful characteristics in real life.

More to the point, everything she’s ever done has turned to big, runny, wet, steaming piles of what Mom made you call “Number Two.” With the help of the irreplaceable Kevin Williamson (here), we detailed a bunch of it here.

In other words, it was entirely possible that Her Hillari-ness just might come out of her launch tour looking like the complete, blithering, slack-jawed, IQ-deprived, inarticulate, dribbling, doltish clodpole that all evidence seems to indicate she is.

She came out of it looking only like a half-wit.

Whew! What a relief!

There are a lot of higher-ups in the Hillary camp breathing a hefty collective sigh of relief.

Sometimes a dismal failure that’s less of a dismal failure than anticipated is really a wild success. On Hillary’s good days, she simply fails less badly than usual. Or, not to put too fine a point on it: any day Hillary looks less thick-wittedly dotty, less hyper-socially maladroit — less like Hillary — than usual… is a very good day.

— xPraetorius

Impossible to Overstate How Scary THIS Is!


First some background: As you all know, I’ve been duking it out recently with the Race Grievance Industry. I’ve made the point that, overall at least, the cops aren’t racist, and the incidents that have recently taken place — the Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other incidents — do not support the case that the cops are racist.

Some surely are, but there is no indication that there are more racists in the police force than there are in the general public, where racism — at least among white Americans — is increasingly rare.

I should clarify a bit. I’m no automatic fan of the police. Yes, I’m grateful for the efforts of the very many great cops out there, but it has to be admitted that there are some bad ones. And these bad ones will sometimes just “follow orders,” as, apparently, they did in Wisconsin.

I’m referring to this.

Typically, when people mention both the United States and, say, “The Gestapo,” in the same breath, I’m the first to deride the ridiculous, over-the-top exaggeration.

And yet…

Read David French’s column in National Review.

— xPraetorius

 

 

 

 

Commenter from The Race Grievance Industry Admits It! WE Were Right All Along!


Yep. She’s admitted that we here at our increasingly influential little think tank have been right all along, and “Lavern” over at Brotha Wolf’s blog has admitted it publicly. She wasn’t trying to, but she did. Here’s the post.

Lavern did a little rant that was, apparently, in response to some commentators who visited Brotha Wolf’s site and had the temerity to disagree politely with Brotha Wolf’s racism, and his apparent hatred of white people. Needless to say, after proving more than the good Brotha could handle, he banned these commentators from his site. The exiled pundits, black men all, had suggested that, just maybe, while America had been a racist country, it was a lot less so now, and that black people need to look closer to home to solve the pathologies afflicting black Americans.

We’ve consistently made the point that America has not been a racist country for quite a long time. It was, to its shame, a racist country, but America moved actively, aggressively and fast to declare white racism anathema, and to demand that white Americans expunge it from their thinking. And so they did… something like 50-60 years ago. It wasn’t easy, but it was quick, and it was thorough.

We further made the point that if a black person (really any person) (1) gets an education, (2) speaks well, (3) works hard, (4) gets along well with others, and (5) presents himself more or less normally, he can prosper. The real point was: There will be no more obstacles in the path of that hard-working black person than there are in front of anyone else.

In making that point, I encountered rather vociferous opposition. No, said the RGI’s foot soldiers at Brotha Wolf’s blog, America is too racist. America will do whatever she can to keep the black man down, to squash him under the iron fist of “White Supremacy.”

Then, without even trying to, they admit we were right all along!

In Lavern’s rant, she included this little paragraph:

Another popular myth among white people is that black people are sponging off of their hard work and labor with welfare. This lie is not only the most ridiculous, but considering the fact that it’s actually white folks who receive more welfare than anyone, it’s the easiest to disprove. Some white people also neglect to acknowledge, or maybe they just refuse to, that a huge number of those working hard to pay for welfare are black people. A lot of black people who work every day to make the mortgage, feed their kids and keep clothes on their back equally contribute money just like the white folk whiners. Believe it or not, some Negroes even hold important government jobs too such as heads of state departments. I can’t forget all the mayors, state senators, aldermen, a few governors and even the guy who currently resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Looks a lot to my eye, as though Lavern is saying: when black folks (1) get an education, (2) speak well, (3) work hard… etc., etc… they prosper. Why, they even contribute to funding welfare and they also become, let’s see: heads of state departments, mayors, state senators, aldermen, governors and, gosh, the President of the United States!

Hard to imagine greater prospering than that!

For example, when Bill and Hillary Clinton left the White House, Hillary famously said they were broke. Since that day in January, 2000, though they’ve averaged more than $10 million in personal income every year, having leveraged nothing more than their status as former President and First Lady.

We wholeheartedly accept this surprising new endorsement from the RGI, and express the sincere hope that their new agreement with the point that we’ve worked so hard to make, signals a new partnership in service to the mission of making life better for all Americans!

— xPraetorius

I’ve Long Had This Fear…


… that we could fall prey to what I’ll call “The Tyranny of the Experts.”

Here’s the headline in the DrudgeReport: FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all criminal trials — for decades…

Imagine if you will, an “expert witness” at a trial, a guy who purports to have special knowledge that no one else in the courtroom has, and that, probably, few people anywhere have.

A lawyer poses the question “How certain are you that the two strands of hair match?” The expertwitness guy responds, “99.9% certain.”

Presumably he’s using the exotic science of DNA matching to come to his conclusion. Who could tell whether he’s lying or telling the truth? If, understanding that the answer to my question is, “no one,” the other lawyer says, “You’re lying! I can tell by your body language.” How would you resolve that?

I can tell you how I think that all would end up: The 99.9% certainty of a match would make its way into the trial transcripts, and into what the jury believes to be true. They, the jury, would be convinced by the DNA claim, and not by the opposing lawyer’s “body language” assertion.

Well, as it turns out, some expert witnesses were lying apparently. At least that’s what the headline says. The rest of what the linked article says is more damning still.

The only times hair comparisons are used are in pretty serious crimes, for which the penalties are heavy, and where the gravity of the offense makes it worthwhile to do hair comparisons. Things like rape, murder, armed robbery and the like. They’re not checking hair for white collar crime.

So, based on the testimony of these so-called “experts,” there is a real possibility that someone will do some real, hard time, or that someone will receive the death penalty.

This article implicitly poses another question as well: To what extent did prosecutorial and law enforcement personnel know that the testimony being presented was false?

This is not a small thing.

— xPraetorius

 

 

The Headline on the DrudgeReport Says…


Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya…

First of all, let’s take a moment and try to fathom the horror of all that loss of life. What a horrible, horrible thing. I can’t get my head around this thing, and I pray that God will take each of those souls, no exceptions, gently into His hands in Paradise.

It turns out that it was a “fishing boat” carrying those 700 people fleeing the hellish situation in North Africa.

A “fishing boat?” What kind of “fishing boat” — that’s not named the QE2 — carries seven hundred people?!?

And, if there are regularly 700 people “migrating” to Europe in whatever boat they can catch, as recent news reports seem to suggest, that’s not “migration,” that’s an invasion.

From a public policy perspective, Italy — and the rest of the EU countries — can’t take on massive low-skilled immigration from North African hellholes. Europe is in dire economic straits already.

— xPraetorius

More Fireworks Over at the RGI!


A Commenter absoutely DISMANTLES the Race Grievance Industry’s arguments in several really well-written, no-holds-barred, knock-out posts. 

Holy Mackerel!

I’ve been watching with interest what turned out to be explosive fireworks over at a blog run by one of the pawns of the Race Grievance Industry! Over at Brotha Wolf‘s (BW) blog, an incredibly interesting commenter, a black man calling himself “FastForward,”(1) came in and absolutely tore to shreds Brotha Wolf’s nonsensical attempt to use a single incident — the killing of a black man, Walter Scott, by the white now ex-cop Michael Slager — to make the claim that all of America is awash in white racism against blacks.

Needless to say, after FastForward had demolished BW’s blustering(2),  BW banned him. That is the way of the left in America. Their arguments can’t stand up to any real scrutiny, so they simply don’t permit any scrutiny. This’s why shouting down, name-calling, insults, slander and libel are all vital components of the leftist “debate” technique.

Interestingly, I’ve participated equally in left-wing and right-wing blogs and forums, and I’ve never once seen a right-wing blog ban anyone. I’ve seen left-wing blogs ban many. And I’ve been banned from many left-wing blogs. That’s not an accident, and it says a lot about the differences between the two intellectual tendencies.

In this exchange, FastForward was never anything but polite and civil. Heck, FastForward was … nice! He fell all over himself to point out areas where he and BW agreed, and even indicated that they might just agree overall, but be in disagreement over particulars. And all this, despite FastForward’s being called a liar, a white man, a “denialist,” and other silly names.

You’ll see that eventually BW bans FastForward in a terse post that says nothing more than “You’re banned.” It might as well read, “You win.” Or, “No mas,” Or, “I just don’t have any ammunition left.” Or, “This black man has confused me, and I want my mommy.”

BW’s post is tendentious and long on “just sayin'” while short on supporting evidence. However, the comments are what interested me the most. Most of them are short, but both BW and FastForward tend to go on at length. FastForward has an annoying habit of ignoring paragraphs, and that makes what he writes particularly difficult to follow. I have taken the liberty of adding paragraphs where I think they’re indicated, for greater readability. I’ll indicate that addition with the following symbol:

Needless to say, as those of you who follow this blog know, I’ve added inline commentary as well — [in square brackets and red font].


*** BEGINNING OF BW’S POST AND SUBSEQUENT COMMENTARY ***

Another Black Man Down

I feel like I’m writing the same article over and over again whenever a black person’s life is cut down by a cop whose usual excuse is that he was protecting himself even though he was armed and his victim wasn’t. Such is certainly the case in my home state of South Carolina when another brotha left this word violently by a negrophobic-apparent cop. [Ex-cop: Michael Slager. Interesting coinage, “negrophobic.” Is this the next totemic word to enter the English language? Like “homophobic?” And “islamophobic?”  I guess that makes BW “blancophobic?” Note: there’s nothing whatsoever in the incident that indicates anything more than that Slager, the killer ex-cop, is anything but a corrupt cop, except that he’s white, while his victim is black. BW and company are completely oblivious to the possibility that Slager is merely a corrupt cop and a jerk, and not a racist at all. Or, that he’s neither, and something else entirely.]

In a neighborhood in North Charleston, Officer Michael Slager shot eight rounds [For accuracy’s sake, Slager missed with three rounds.] into Walter Scott, a black male who was running away at the time. He got shot in the back five times. He was apparently unarmed when he died at the scene. [The video is extremely difficult to watch. You are literally watching a man die before your eyes. And there seems to be nothing that could possibly justify what you are watching. I was struck by the contrast of the horror that Americans felt at watching this video, as they shrugged off the videos of islamic lunatics sawing off the heads of children. I have no explanation for this.]

Slager, like almost all cops in similar incidents, said that he feared for this life. If there’s one thing most cops, especially white cops fear and hate the most is a black man, including those of the unarmed variety. [Or, as seems apparent, Slager was simply lying, and didn’t fear for his life at all. The law, of course, allows a police officer to use deadly force if he reasonably fears for his life. It’s hard to see how Slager feared for his life. Hence, there is a huge temptation for any cop involved in a shooting incident to say that he feared for his life. Evidence indicated that Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri, did, indeed, reasonably fear for his life. Similar evidence has yet to surface in support of Slager’s contention.] Slager said that Scott tried to reach for his stun gun during a scuffle at a traffic stop. But a video has surfaced showing the murder from start to finish questioning the police report.

The New York Times reports:

“The shooting unfolded after Officer Slager stopped the driver of a Mercedes-Benz with a broken taillight, according to police reports. Mr. Scott ran away, and Officer Slager chased him into a grassy lot that abuts a muffler shop. He fired his Taser, an electronic stun gun, but it did not stop Mr. Scott, according to police reports.

Moments after the struggle, Officer Slager reported on his radio: “Shots fired and the subject is down. He took my Taser,” according to police reports.

But the video, which was taken by a bystander and provided to The New York Times by the Scott family’s lawyer, presents a different account. [This should immediately arouse suspicion. I’m no automatic supporter of policeman, but videos are incredibly easy to fabricate and manipulate.] The video begins in the vacant lot, apparently moments after Officer Slager fired his Taser. Wires, which carry the electrical current from the stun gun, appear to be extending from Mr. Scott’s body as the two men tussle and Mr. Scott turns to run.”

Slager has been fired and charged for the murder of Scott. [Oops. That’s not supposed to happen! The white cop is supposed to get away with it, even in the presence of a damning video! :) Darn that RGI narrative anyway!]

Some say that the video is what led to the firing and charging of Michael Slager. [Uhhhh… ya think?!?!] They say that if the video didn’t exist, Slager would’ve gotten off lightly with probably a suspension or some other light sentence. [Now, this is mildly interesting. The cops are agents of the government. As you all know, this blog is not at all friendly to big, overweening, heavy-handed government. We are all in favor of limits on the ability of the government to control the behavio or its citizens. Period. FastForward appears to agree with this premise — as does BW — but then they both go their separate ways again.] Given the history of white cops [Checking the actual evidence, (1) there is no indication that white cops kill black men more than the black male violent crime rate, and (2) that white cops kill black men more than black cops do. Admittedly, these are not the only questions that need to be answered, but they are a few of the obvious ones that must be answered before painting America with the “racist” brush. Can you tell me when you have seen anyone from the RGI address these questions?] killing black men and have gotten nothing more than a tap on the wrist, I’d say that this case will likely go in favor of Slager. [Frankly, absence evidence at least as convincing as that which exonerated Darren Wilson in Ferguson, MO, Slager’s goose is cooked.] It’s sad to assume it will happen, but remember where we live. [Oh? Where do you live? Surely it’s a place you’re trying desperately to leave, right? Surely you are trying your level best to get on the next boat outta here, right? If not, you’re a fraud, and a charlatan.] We stay in America where the killing of a black person means nothing to society and even less to cops who hate and fear black folks. [See previous note. I mean, c’mon! There are literally millions trying desperately to come here and none of them have the same skin color as the so-called “dominant race”  in America. There must be a reason for this, and it sure as heck is not because America is a racist country! Duh!]

Recently, I’ve been getting a heavy influx of people, some claiming to be black, [This is a snide accusation that some visitors to his blog who claim to be white are, actually, not black, ie: white. Let’s be honest here. BW is calling them liars. Pure and simple] that deny that racism is a significant problem in this nation. [Is BW pretending that this is just not debatable?] I can only guess that they would likely blame Walter Scott for his own death. [A simple truth: if he had not run, he’d be alive today. Some people make poor choices. Apparently, Scott had a history of making poor choices. He had a record mile long. Now, let’s examine more poor choices. A man chooses to take the highway instead of back roads to his destination. In a freak accident, a large truck has falls off an overpass and crushes the man in his car. True story. One second either way, and the man would have been watching the newscasts about the terrible truck accident from the comfort of his home, in the warm embrace of his family. Of what was he guilty? Of being in the wrong place at the wrong time] If he had been more of a “respectable” man, he would’ve been alive today. [Or: if he hadn’t fled — as neither you or I would have — he’d be alive today. Or, if he hadn’t encountered Micahel Slager he’d be alive today. Or, or, or… a millon “or’s.” One thing is certain, he freakin’s shouldn’t have tried to run away! Duh!]

The main argument I seem to get are that black people are “too wild”. [A certain “reality_check” tried to make this argument, but BW and his disciples were having none of it. He immediately declared off-topic anything having to do with the ] We seem to be entrenched in this killer criminality plague that is responsible for half the murders in this nation, or so the argument goes. [This is incoherent, but I think I know what BW means. A simple statistic: over half the murders committed in America each year, are perpetrated by black men. ] Yet, no one has been able to come up with an explanation as to why that’s so, but one logical cause they won’t accept is white supremacy. [Agreed. No none has come up with that explanation. However, tht’s probably because the western legal idea of responsibility for a crime is pretty simple to summarize: You did it? You’re responsible for it. As a rule, there are only additional parties peripherally responsible. For example, if you shoot someone at the orders of someone else, yes, you are mostly responsible, but you can usually dodge the maximum sentence if you give up the name of the dude who paid you to do it. Still, you’re gonna do time.]

Some people can’t or won’t fathom that this is still a racist society. [Sorry, no hard evidence seems to support this conclusion. Period. I asked for, and numerous others asked for, some kind of hard evidence to indicate this. There was never any such evidence forthcoming. A “racist society” should produce some hard evidence that it is a racist society. That’s not a difficult understanding to swallow.]  They don’t seem to comprehend that racism has taken on the form of a complex monster that is still out for colored blood. [Okay: hard evidence, please. Just an eentsie, weentsie, teenie, weenie, mordel of such evidence, please? just one? Please?] Why are so many black people getting killed by cops? [Ahh! Hard evidence!Right? Nope. A few dozen each year. Each one is an infinite loss, but read this well, none of them is even remotely close to “proof” that we live in a racist society. Duh.] Is it because black people are out of control and deserve what they get? [No one ever suggested that shooting victims “deserved what they got.” Typical leftist or RGI tactic of arguing against a point that no one ever tried to make.] Or is it due to the police’s psychological fear and disdain for black life that can not be explain in a few words?

As we witness another black man dying at the hands of a white cop as we watch the gruesome video, some people will not accept this as probable proof that racism exists. [Another RGI strawman. No one ever tried to make the point that “racism doesn’t exist.” BW harped on this fraudulent objection so much that one was forced to wonder whether he had some mental impediment. Nope. He’s just bull-headed. Which is a particularly stupid way to choose to be. (<– read that last well.)] They will boil this down to an isolated incident, even though it’s part of a long chain of “isolated incidents”, each strikingly so similar. [A “long chain” of dozens of such incidents. In a country of more than 300 million, that’s — sorry — no big deal. Not, that is, if you’re trying to understand the actual truth, and not some truth you’d like to fabricate for whatever reason.] When people continue to deny racism of this caliber, you can best believe that the slaughter of black folks by white cops will continue.  [Slaughter? Really? Should we examine that word? I’m perfectly open to the word, if it’s true. Look: a few dead people — of any race whatsoever — doesn’t constitute a “slaughter.” I’m second to no one in decrying the loss of even one innocent life (I’m pro-life). Heck, I’m second to no one in decrying the loss of one guilty life. All life is infinitely precious. But, let’s be blunt, Brotha Wolf is perfectly fine with thousands of black people dying violent deaths each year, as long as he gets out the word that whitey — who didn’t actually do it … somehow did it. What an idiot. The blood of dead black men, women and children is all over the hands of the Race Grievance Industry, and of people like “Brotha Wolf.” ]

  1. Very well said!

  2. The cop in the video was pretty calm about the whole thing. Like it wasn’t his first time shooting someone in the back.

    All his supporters on the internet don’t have to worry. He’ll most likely be acquitted. [Oh? Not paying attention, are you?]

  3. FastForward said:

    April 10, 2015 at 1:48 am

    @Brothawolf, when are you going to stop arguing against points that no one’s ever tried to make? You keep saying over and over again that “some people will not accept this as probable proof that racism exists.” No one is denying that racism exists. I’ve never seen anyone deny on your blog that white racism exists. [Bingo!] And it sure looks like this cop is in BIG trouble. But, why did he do it? Who knows? If it was racism, you can be pretty sure that he’s going to death row. If he would have done that to ANYONE then he won’t go to death row, but he’ll go to jail for the rest of his life. Either way he’s going to pay for it. [Bingo again!] Whether he’s a racist or not. Not EVERY interaction between a white person and a black person is all about race. [Oops! We can’t let that simple, obvious truth out!] Everyone knows there was no reason to shoot Walter Scott as he ran away. [No, FastForward, everyone saw the video. That’s rather hugely different! In America, we still have the presumption of innocence for all crime suspects.] That just makes the cop a jerk. But if Walter Scott had been white and the cop had shot him down, he’d be just as dead and no one would have heard a thing about it, because the media don’t give a damn if a white cop kills a white man. [Good point!] And the cop would STILL be just as much of a jerk. Unless you’re going to tell me now that black lives are worth more than white lives. [Another good point!]

    What the cop in South Carolina did sure LOOKED like murder, but it was right here on this blog that I read that cop killings are down by a HUGE percentage from just a few years ago. I think it was that guy you banned who said it. [Probably “flyonthewall,” a blog commenter who wiped out BW’s arguments, and was, of course, banned. :) ] So I went and looked it up, which you could have done too. I’m not sure what the guy was reading, but in the past 15 years or so the statistics show about two ARREST-RELATED deaths per day across the country. [Oops! There’s a wrinkle! This guy is arguing for BW!] Most of the ones killed are white, and blacks are disproportionately more than their percentage in the population. What would you expect? We commit disproportionately more crime. [Oops again. FastFroward exposes BW’s intellectual bankruptcy. Double oops… as you will see, you are not supposed to mention black crime statistics!] But still more whites die in arrest-related incidents every year than blacks. [Whoa! I didn’t know that! Focus only on shootings, and you apparently lose the larger picture!]  They apparently didn’t give the numbers of blacks or whites SHOT and killed each year by the police because those numbers are hard to determine and not all that large anyway. By the way, my source is Mother Jones magazine, a completely left-wing publication. Here’s the link: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/08/police-shootings-michael-brown-ferguson-black-men. [Ummmm…Pow! FastForward scores a huge point! A huge card-carrying member of the Race Grievance Industry — Mother Jones Magazine — finds a significant statistic that refutes all that BW is trying to say. I’m assumig that this is what FastForward means when he says that BW ought to provide some support for what he says. :) ]

    So it’s obvious that there’s just no epidemic of black people dying because of their involvement with law enforcement. Even Mother Jones denies it! It’s just that the media have decided to focus on that now. They’ll focus on some other fake thing tomorrow. [Yep. That’s stating the obvious!]

    I already told you about what I think of your silly ideas on white supremacy. It’s old, feeble, and dying. It’s not a problem anymore, but it was once decades ago. [Okay… FastForward throws BW a bone] And before you go arguing against something I never said, there ARE white people who believe in it still. But they have no power over anyone or anything. [Good point.] You and I both know this. Also, to say White Supremacy says a bunch and it says nothing. It’s such a vague thing that how could you argue for it or against it? What does it mean? There’s certainly no white supremacy in the law. That’s all in OUR court, baby! Where else? Politics? Two words: Barack Obama. The cities? We OWN the cities! We’ve owned them for more than 60 years. [Another good point.] Everyone knows that the future of ANY country is in the cities. WE hold the cities. WE hold the future. How about sports? No white supremacy there. Where else? Where do white people REALLY prevent us from doing any damn thing we want to do in America? [And FF finishes off a withering demolition of BW’s White Supremacy silliness.]

    • I’m just curious to know what makes you think there is no system of white supremacy? Describe it point by point if possible. [Just a sentence or two above, FF indicated that “White Supremacy” really doesn’t mean anything. He makes a try at answering this later, though. It’s funny…the previous paragraph could be used as a summation as to why there’s no “system of white supremacy” in America. That can be summed up in FF’s last rhetorical question: “Where do white people REALLY prevent us from doing any d**n thing we want to do in America?”]

    • reality_check said:

      April 11, 2015 at 4:45 am

      Welcome back.

  4. FastForward said:

    April 10, 2015 at 1:54 am

    It may surprise you, brothawolf that I’ve been in favor of uniform cameras and dashboard cameras for years. The reason is simple. The cops are agents of the government. I don’t trust the government. The more checks we have on the power of the government the better. You say the cops are racist, then you’re saying the government’s racist. Might as well start cutting back the government. But anytime anyone ever suggests that, WE accuse them of, you guessed it, racism! [Well. FF is a small-government black man! That’s good to see! We need more of them!]

    • We almost agree here. In fact, we are so close to agreeing on this one point.

      • FastForward said:

        April 11, 2015 at 7:38 pm

        I’m not sure what you mean by point by point, but I think it’s simple. There’s absolutely nothing stopping black people today from succeeding in America today. [FF almost could have stopped here. This sums it up nicely. However, FF is not like BW. FF apparently feels honor-bound to support what he says with evidence and argumentation. A responsibility that BW never seems to think he needs to live up to. :) ] I take it back. [I don’t know what FF means here by “I take it back.” Except for that one sentence, the rest of the post gives FF’s reasoning for concluding that there’s no “system of white supremacy” in America. I wonder if this is an artifact from something that FF was going to say, but then changed his mind, and never got around to deleting it? I haven’t figured it out though.] You couldn’t say that in a country being run by anything called “White Supremacy.” There’s a massive overbloated government that is making it hard for ANYONE to get ahead, but not harder for us than for anyone else. [Well, that’s a good point! No on addresses this. Black success or failure in America can be understood only in the context of how other people are doing.]

        I presume you’ve been reading what I’ve been posting. White people are not supremacist oppressors, they’re wimps. [That’s an interesting take! I’d have to think about this for a bit.] Don’t get me wrong, there WAS a system of white oppression in place in America, but they and we were busy dismantling it when the Civil Rights movement began. Do you know what was the fastest growing economic group in America before 1950? Us black folks. Do you know when that stopped? When Lyndon Johnson put in place the f***ing “Great Society,” with massive welfare and cr*p like that. [And another great point!]

        I know, poor, single, white single mothers are the largest group of welfare recipients. But, guess what, poor, single, white single mothers are the OTHER group that have stopped their economic growth in its tracks too. If you count poor, white, single mothers and black folks, you cover almost everyone who gets government “benefits.” Some benefits. [FF keeps pouring it on. I was aware that about the socio-economic status of poor, single white mothers stopping in its tracks as a result of “Great Society” legislation, and FF’s use of it in this debate is powerful.]

        You’re fixating on the odd moment when white people or cops shoot a black person. That happens a few times per year, but you have a contributor to this same thread (TeddyBearSniffer) saying that there are “millions of white cops out there shooting black folks and falsifying reports that we were armed.” If that were the case, this would constitute an actual war of genocide against us that would wipe us out as a people inside of ten years. He apparently believes this seriously. [This is a pretty withering reply to “TeddyBearSniffer’s” mindless post. The thing by “TeddyBearSniffer” is, indeed, so ridiculous that it needs to be pointed out. TBS’s post is, however, iinstructive: There are apparently people who believe this transparently false twaddle.]

        More to the point, the REALITY of the situation is that whites are terrified to deal with us, so they let us own entire districts of the major cities of America and they ignore us. [Oof! Withering indictment of white people. They are, according to FF, unwilling to do proper policing in black neighborhoods. I don’t know about that, but I guess I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s a sure bet that white cops don’t feel welcome in many black neighborhoods.] Yes, that’s criminal, but it’s not from any thought of supremacy, it’s out of fear. Look around you. The white man we all seem to hate so much is giving up everything he once valued. Marriage, power, fame, education, money, prestige. e’d better be really careful because the world he leaves behind may not be one anyone wants to live in.[The first letter appears to be missing from this last sentence. Not sure what it should be, but I’m figuring it’s either a “W” or an “H.” Either one makes the sentence make sense.]

        You may think that the cops have something against us, but the LAW is all on our side. There’s no way there can be hate crimes against white people, but you have black folks in this same blog saying they’d like it if something came along and wiped out all white people. [Yep. That’s true. There are people regularly and openly pining for the violent deaths of white people in this blog. ] If a prominent white person ever said that about us his career would be over and his life would be ruined. We have the law, the White House, the cities, the universities, and we’ve intimidated nearly all white people into watching every word they say around us. Sure, once in a while some bonehead says something that sure seems bigoted, and their lives get ruined. We say bigoted cr*p about them all the time and people cheer for us or they say nothing. [This is refreshingly honest by FF. And it’s true.]

        Sure there are racists all around, but they almost all know better than to act on their racism. When they do we ruin them. We have access to the courts who usualy rule in our favor. If we keep out of trouble, then everything favors us. White people are wimps.

        Wimps can’t be supremacists.

        Ok I answered your question, now you answer ME what YOU mean by white supremacy. Point by point please.

      • I have an important question to ask first, why are you so sure white supremacy doesn’t exist here in the U.S. when you’re all the way over there in the U.K.? I’m sure there is racism over there, even though I’ve never been there. [This may be an important question to BW, but it’s also an irrelevant question.]

        White supremacy is simply the notion that white people are superior and implementing a SYSTEM that maintains that notion. [Then, if you follow BW’s blog as I do, you can conclude only that it is a fine example of a thriving system of black supremacy.] Examples include, but are not limited to:

        -The prison industrial complex.
        -Gentrification.
        -The media.
        -Economic displacement.
        -Medical treatment.

        There are numerous examples that white supremacy still exists not so much in a form of hoods and torches, but in the form of suits in high offices. I don’t know why people like you, Reality, and Flyonthewall want to object that racism still exists when there’s mounds of proof that suggest otherwise. [And, of course, neither of these people ever said that racism doesn’t exist. This is the great RGI strawman.] You are in complete denial for some reason or another and frankly, it’s not only old but annoying and just plain ignorant to dispel proof when it’s in front of your faces. [Presumably, BW means to “provide proof.” However, he definitely gets something very wrong here: a black man insisting that there’s no “system of white supremacy” is, indeed, quite new. There are other black Americans out there suggesting that black people stop looking for excuses and instead look to obtain marketable skills. But, they are never allowed to say that in public on the reactionary — and quite monolithic! —  legacy media.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 13, 2015 at 12:51 am

        Thanks for your answer, BW. I live in the U.S. I have for a long time, and I typically use my U.K. e-maill address. I’m spending a bunch of time in the U.K. now though, for business reasons. I have also Chinese, Russian, French, American, Vietnamese, Japanese, Australian, Indonesian, Philippine, Spanish, Italian, Montenegrin and Greek e-mail addresses. I have to. I do business in all those countries. I’m working on setting up businesses in Africa, but that continent is the hardest to crack of them all so far. And when I go to all those countries, I pay very close attention to the culture in each of those countries. [Okay. FF answers the irrelevant question. I wonder what he does for a living. Seems as though he spends a lot of time in odd places.]

        As to the rest of your response, just saying something like “Gentrification” doesn’t mean anything. [Gentrification has been tagged as harming poor people. Of course, that would mean that it disproportionately affects black people (there’s that word again). The reality of gentrification, like just about everything, is more complicated than that.] Are you saying that gentrification somehow harms us black folks? And, if so, does it harm us more than it harms others? [FF begins to pose the questions that need to be posed. You can be sure that BW will ignore them.] As far as the “Prison industrial complex” is concerned, that doesn’t say anything either. Are you saying that we are imprisoned more than other races? If so, can you say that we commit less crime than the rate at which we are incarcerated? Because you have to answer THAT question convincingly, or else “Prison industrial complex” means nothing. [You can tell that FF is not all about superficial arguments.]

        Again, you and I are very close to agreement here, but you still have to answer that question. As regards the media, I don’t know what you mean. I’m going to guess: You think that the most popular cable news outlet, Fox News, is racist. But, the rest of the media, the dominant media, are obviously prejudiced against white people. [Hmmm… good point. After all the vast media majority of the media tried and convicted both Darren Wilson and George Zimmerman long before there had been anything resembling an investigation. They did that to the Duke LaCrosse team as well, and also to the fraternity that Rolling Stone had defamed. This is a long-standing, dreary, evil behavior of theirs.] The media are doing everything they possibly can to support even the silliest claims we make against white people (like the guy who said that America is worse than apartheid South Africa). They also convicted Daren Wilson, a man who it turns out, was obviously guilty of nothing, in the media. And I don’t know what you mean by “medical treatment.” However, let’s just pretend all those items are biased against us. I’m willing to make believe they are, even though I can’t see that it’s true. Even then, I can STILL bring out ten thousand statistics that say that ALL AMERICANS are better off than nearly ALL other citizens of ALL other countries in the world.

        The U.K. has it worse than the U.S. Both countries are entering a death spiral in terms of letting the whiney little groups nip at their heels and bring them down. [Pow!] Complain about England and America all you want, but there is no mass movement trying to get out, and there are very good reasons for that. [Pow, again!] As much as we complain about how we get treated in the west, no other culture in HISTORY has EVER examined its own relationship with every other identifiable group in the world. [And this is a point we’ve made! I wonder whether FF reads this blog. Of course, it’s hardly an obscure fact. It’s pretty easy to figure out.] Let’s face it, we have it pretty d***ed good here over all. When I say “here,” I mean in the west. As I might have said already, they’re not oppressors in the west, they’re wimps. [Okay… I’m starting to warm to this theme. Especially with the performance of the west in the face of obviously aggressive islam. Mind, you this is a culture — the western culture, that is — that heaps scorn and derision on Christianity and Christians, but fawns all over islam (a religion of peace!) and muslims. Do you think they just might be worrying about some gibbering Middle Eastern baboon declaring a “fatwa” against them? Yep. Me too.]

  5. Verveina said:

    April 10, 2015 at 2:22 am

    RIP Walter Scott…
    May his family find comfort and solace during this dreadful time.

    And people who keep denying that this is structural racism are willfully ignorant IMO.

    James Holmes (the cinema shooter) killed twelve people and wounded 70 others and got apprehended ALIVE- so why couldn’t happen the same to people who were doing far less harmful things? And these cases aren’t really isolated. [Not sure what this means. It’s incoherent.]

  6. TeddyBearSniffer said:

    April 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    @FastForward

    How long have you actually been reading this blog. I say the last 2 weeks? There are many that try to argue that it doesn’t exist and failed in every possible way. The fact that you bring up crime statistics that fail also doesn’t help your case….

  7. TeddyBearSniffer said:

    April 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    @FastFoward

    If I shoot you and make up a false report that you were armed or whatever and there are millions of me doing this what does the statistic of unarmed shootings grasp? You tell me this. [Here’s the infamous “millions of blacks being killed by white people each year” thing … that this idiot apparently believes!]

    • FastForward said:

      April 11, 2015 at 8:15 pm

      @Teddy, there are something like a few hundred police involved shootings every year. The numbers are unreliable, but that’s no excuse for pretending that there are “millions” each year. If there were “millions of such shootings each year,” with white cops getting away with it, then we black folks would have been wiped out a long, long time ago. [This is a very good point. Sometimes, you actually have to check out your beliefs against reality. If you don’t you risk being as ignorant and misinformed as “TeddyBearSniffer.”] My information for that is right here.:http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/09/08/how-many-police-shootings-a-year-no-one-knows/

      So, I figured I’d do a little more research. The total number of black people dead because of the ENTIRE institution of slavery, covering about 400 years, was about 4 million. Yes, that’s horrible and an atrocity and a crime against humanity and like what the Nazis did. But YOU just said that American cops do that every two years!

      Slavery was horrible, but your trying to pretend that things are worse now is just dumb. [Pow!] Even worse you diminish what the dead suffered by trying to pretend that things are worse today, and that is shameful. [Another very good point. We tried to make that same point here.]

      I’ve been reading this blog for a couple of years. No one has ever tried to make the case that racism doesn’t exist. The real argument has been about how big a problem it is. Brothawolf and a bunch of his readers are constantly trying to argue against something that no one is saying. Brothawolf even did full posts called “Racism Exists,” and “Denying Rasicm.” which are also arguing against something no one is saying. Everyone knows racism exists and no one denies it. Every word you write trying to argue that racism exists is a wasted word because no one disagrees with it. [Lol! FF is finding out that even when he says, “racism exists,” BW will accuse him of denying that racism exists. I banged my head against that dumb wall a number of times!]

  8. Yup, … my pathetic hometown of Charleston, S.C. has done it again. Thanks for showing the world that racism is alive and well; [One incident proves that? I don’t think so.] thanks for revealing that every police shooting is in fact a re-reading of a tired police officer’s script; thanks for letting us all know that all black witnesses truly are liars,. ..that’s unless you have a video; thanks for confirming that black men only morph into either a monster or the black Hulk with super strength only when video cameras are not within the immediate area; thanks for corroborating the contention that most white police officers lack the required amount of empathy to be certified as policemen; thanks for authenticating once again that those within the status quo only respond to an unarmed person being murdered when their own status is threatened; thanks Mayor Summey, Police Chief Driggers and Governor Haley for showing the world that you believe that black lives truly DOESN’T MATTER [Again, nothing allows anyone to extrapolate to these conclusions, or to read others’ minds as “blakksage” does.] when you’re considered a lifelong reprobate; absent self redeeming qualities; thanks for revealing the true attitudes of officials when an attempted cover-up is caught on tape; because only at that time will so-called officials respond quickly as REAL OFFICIALS; thanks for allowing us a glimpse into the feeble mindset of some white folks until irrefutable evidence to the contrary surface; … up to that point, white folks in general put on a mask to pretend as if they’re benevolent caring folks. In summary, THANKS FOR NOTHING!

    R.I.P. Mr. Walter Scott

    • FastForward said:

      April 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      @bs: I’d credit what you say, if this happened more than a few times a year. And I agree that without a camera it’s possible that this cop would get away with it. But you can’t possibly conclude that the country as a whole has a problem with black people, or that Governor Haley, a brown person herself, has a problem with black people. It appears that Mr. Scott was actually a lifelong reprobate, but that was no reason to kill him. The truth is that you don’t know that the cop shot him because of race. It’s possible. But it’s also possible that he would have shot a WHITE guy who had the same record as Walter Scott. [Yep. Good point.] That makes the cop a jerk, but not necessarily a racist. And a jerk murderer will go to jail or to death row, just the same as a racist murderer. The point is that not every interaction between a white person and a black person is all about race. Some of them are just between people. [Very good point. The RGI is convinced that every interaction between white and black people is all about race, primarily, then possibly about something else.] You can’t possibly conclude from this or from anything that most white police officers lack the required empathy to be certified as a police officer. By the way, a police officer doesn’t have any need to have any empathy whatsoever. He just needs to enforce the law impartially. That’s all. He’s not there to be our buddy or our best friend, or to empathize with us, but if he enforces the law impartially, then the RESULT is that WE will be grateful for his efforts. [Aaaaaand, I guess, that’s a good point. A cop entirely lacking in empathy, who just does his job, will be a very fine cop.] Both Brotha Wolf and I agree that as agents of the GOVERNMENT, the police need to be controlled, so we both support the idea of uniform cameras. As for the rest of your exaggerated screed, I agree that this kind of thing is frustrating and painful to see, but in the big picture it’s not an incident that tells us anything except about the cop and Walter Scott. [Yep.]

      • FastForward in REVERSE: said: “By the way, a police officer doesn’t have any need to have any empathy whatsoever.”

        You are more of a cretin than I originally thought. Judging from your post, it appears that you want squads of Robocops as opposed to blood, flesh and breathing human beings; you want units of armed Darth Vaders without the capability of showing emotions while shooting unarmed people in the back. Empathy is the ability to place yourself in another person’s position and being able to sense what they’re going through and being able to exude some sort of compassion. Perhaps this is why Officer Slager stood over Mr. Scott as he laid there dying instead of giving CPR because obviously, officer SLAYER lacks the human qualities that would’ve prevented him from murdering Mr. Scott, which was totally unnecessary. Human qualities would’ve prevented him from shooting him in the first instance.

        Even further, by no means was Mr. Scott a world class sprinter either. Officer SLAYER was able to chase him down after his first attempt to get away. There is nothing that kept him from chasing him down again. Also, officer SLAYER could’ve easily immobilized him by using his baton on his ankles instead of murdering this man as if he was an animal.

        Is this the type of robotic cops you want patrolling your neighborhood? You may have these feeble minded types if you want cruising down your streets, just don’t think for one second that I’m going to agree with you that robotic cops should be patrolling my neighborhood.

      • FastForward said:

        April 13, 2015 at 1:14 am

        @bs, I’ll try to answer your unnecessarily hostile post point by point, but I’m not very good at figuring out how to format this stuff.

        You said: “By the way, a police officer doesn’t have any need to have any empathy whatsoever.”

        My response: That’s correct. They just need to enforce the law impartially. If Slager had done that it’s hard to see how he would have shot Scott in the first place, whether or not Slager was a jerk, or empathetic, or a racist, or whatever.

        You said: “You are more of a cretin than I originally thought. Judging from your post, it appears that you want squads of Robocops as opposed to blood, flesh and breathing human beings; you want units of armed Darth Vaders without the capability of showing emotions while shooting unarmed people in the back. Empathy is the ability to place yourself in another person’s position and being able to sense what they’re going through and being able to exude some sort of compassion. Perhaps this is why Officer Slager stood over Mr. Scott as he laid there dying instead of giving CPR because obviously, officer SLAYER lacks the human qualities that would’ve prevented him from murdering Mr. Scott, which was totally unnecessary. Human qualities would’ve prevented him from shooting him in the first instance.”

        My response: Wow! Is that all you have? Weak name-calling? Pretty pathetic. Why is the only OTHER alternative to your silly “empathetic cops” a bunch of “Robocops,” as you say? That is NOT the only alternative. How about cops that enforce the law impartially? Why would you think that the only OTHER alternative to YOUR vision is a bunch of armed Darth Vaders? How stupid! The alternative to cops who don’t enforce the law impartially SHOULD be cops who enforce the law impartially. I don’t give one tiny damn whether they have any empathy. If they do their job as they’re supposed to, there won’t be any shootings like that of Walter Scott, and it will have nothing at all to do with whether or not the cops are empathetic. [Ummmm… BAM!]

        It appears that Slager stood over Scott’s body and didn’t offer assistance because he had ALREADY broken the law, and had ALREADY shown that he was corrupt, and needed to find some way to try to get out of what he did. Like any criminal. What you say is incorrect. If Slager was, as I suggested he should be, enforcing the law impartially, he would NOT have shot Scott in the first place, and he would not be in trouble now.

        You say that Slager “could’ve easily immobilized him by using his baton on his ankles instead of murdering this man as if he was an animal.” I agree. Or, even better, he could simply have allowed Scott to run away. It was just a traffic stop, after all.

        You said, “Is this the type of robotic cops you want patrolling your neighborhood?”

        My response: Again, don’t try to put words in my mouth. I never suggested that I wanted “robotic cops patrolling my neighbourhood,” nor did I ever even suggest it. [Oops. A bit of redundancy here from FF. Looks like the heat of the moment in responding to blog posts.] Again, a cop needs to be able to enforce the law impartially. He’s not my buddy, or my pal or my friend, he’s the guy who is supposed to keep my family safe at night.

        You said “just don’t think for one second that I’m going to agree with you that robotic cops should be patrolling my neighborhood.”

        My response: Since I never suggested that, you shouldn’t try to argue against it. This is a problem that you and Brotha Wolaf have: arguing against points that no one has ever tried to make. [Yep. FF got that right!]

  9. Mary Burrell said:

    April 11, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Smartphone camera’s are such a vital necessity in this age of police brutality and the murdering of black men and young boys. With the last incident and tragedy of Walter Scott will the law enforcement especially the ones who are racist think twice before gunning someone down or using brute force to subdue someone. Just like Darren Wilson [Note the first mention of the name of Darren Wilson, the exonerated ex-cop in Ferguson, Missouri.] i feel Michael Slager hated black people and let his hatred and rage fuel him to kill Walter Scott. Also many city officials are in attendance at Mr. Scott’s funeral. Is this apart of the damage control and the Police Chief of that city doesn’t want another Ferguson to happen in his city. RIP to Walter Scott.

  10. FastForward said:

    April 11, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    @Mary, yes this is an era of the murdering of black men and young boys. By other black men and black young boys. Not by cops or white people. Sorry. That’s just the way it is. If you live in the cities you know that you have a MUCH greater chance of being killed by another black person than by a cop. I happen to be in the know about a bunch of these things, and I support the use of cell phone cameras and helmet cams and dashboard cams. But, guess what. There’s a very quiet, behind the scenes effort to prevent them. Guess where that’s coming from. From our beloved black “leaders” who realize that GENERALLY they are NOT going to show the cops in a bad light. And they are GENERALLY not going to make US look very good. Sorry, but I know a lot of cops, and I know a lot of people at the top of the FBI, and they ALL support all these cameras.[Wow! Who is this FastForward guy? Sounds pretty well-connected!] So do most of the cops. Because the cameras don’t lie. People do. You call this an era of murdering black men and boys, and you imply that it’s by white cops, but it just isn’t that. And cameras will prove that. There’s a bunch of our people who don’t want cameras anywhere near the police. They know that a camera would have shown things like that Darren Wilson was innocent, which he obviously was, and other things that would not allow the professional protesters, who are not at all interested in the truth, to do their thing. That’s why I want cameras because it will separate truth from lies. But if that happens, we just may not like the truth because it just might contradict all our notions. [That is a very good point. The people demanding uniform cameras just might not like what those cameras show. I know, I know… the idea is that the cameras might prevent racist white cops from killing black men, and that’s entirely possible. But that means that a few dozen incidents per year might be prevented. Many thousands  of incidents of black people behaving criminally might also be documented. No, this is not a racist declaration. Black Americans do commit crime at a disproportionately higher rate than any other race in America.]

    • FastForward,

      @Mary, yes this is an era of the murdering of black men and young boys. By other black men and black young boys. Not by cops or white people. Sorry. That’s just the way it is.

      Black-on-black violence is off-topic. I don’t know why those like you want to bring it up everytime there’s a topic of a cop killing a black man other than derail the conversation.

      They know that a camera would have shown things like that Darren Wilson was innocent, which he obviously was, and other things that would not allow the professional protesters, who are not at all interested in the truth, to do their thing.

      How in the hell was Darren Wilson innocent??? Please explain that to me. [Now, BW asks me about ex-cop Wilson from Ferguson, and his innocence. It’s not as though this is obscure knowledge. Even the hard-core leftist press reported Wilson’s exoneration.]

      • FastForward said: [And here FF answers BW about Darren Wilson. BW doesn’t like the answer, even though it all appears completely factual based on what was reported about the whole Ferguson story.]

        April 12, 2015 at 4:10 am

        The evidence showed overwhelmingly that what Darren Wilson said was true, and that the “whole hands up don’t shoot” thing was fake. Even Eric Holder said it. Surely you have been paying attention! Here’s one link –http://www.cnn.com/videos/justice/2015/03/20/ctn-sot-michael-brown-evidence-witnesses.cnn (It’s CNN, so it’s left-wing). Here’s another one –http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/05/politics/ferguson-report-hands-up-michael-brown-darren-wilson/index.html. Here’s another one –http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/04/politics/ferguson-darren-wilson-justice-department-report/index.html.

        All the links are CNN, which is pretty friendly to the “all white people are guilty” idea. It was kind of famous when it was announced.

        All the forensic evidence in Ferguson was AGAINST the people that said that Michael Brown was murdered, and FOR what Darren Wilson said. The facts don’t lie. There were no wounds in Michael Brown’s back, which means that the idea that he was running away was false, unless he was running backward. All of Brown’s wounds show conclusively that he was running TOWARD Wilson, and not away.

        That’s why the cop in South Carolina is in serious trouble. Walter Scott’s wounds will be shown to be in his BACK. In confirmation of the video. The cop in South Carolina will fry, while Darren Wilson won’t be prosecuted. That part at least represents justice because it’s obvious that Darren Wilson was innocent.

        What DOES NOT represent justice is that Wilson’s life is ruined, while he was completely innocent. Ex-cop Slager in South Carolina will probably fry, and that might be justice. But at least we should know one thing before he does. That is that he is guilty. It certainly LOOKS as though he was, but you know? I can fake a video easily. But I can’t fake bullet wounds in the back. If there are such wounds in Walter Scott’s body, then there’s not much Slager can do. He’s cooked.

        But Wilson was, pretty obviously, innocent. Everyone knows that now.

      • If CNN is the best you can come up with, you have to do better than that. [Pretty weak reply from BW. It’s obvious that he was taken aback, and was completely unaware that Wilson had been exonerated. This kind of shows how the RGI and the American left operate. They are not interested in the facts, or the truth, especially if said truth doesn’t support their preconceived notions. This is, of course, the perfect recipe for ignorance and bigotry. The RGI is nothing if not full to overflowing with ignorant racists. BW is one of them.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 13, 2015 at 1:18 am

        You’re kidding, right? What’s wrong with CNN? They’re as left-wing as they can be.You get all upset at what you consider right-wing media, and there’s no way you can pretend that CNN is right-wing.

      • If you think for one moment that I should simply agree with CNN just because it’s considered a left-wing news channel, according to you, you must really think I’m stupid.

      • FastForward said:

        April 14, 2015 at 1:50 am

        I just didn’t want you to accuse me of finding some right-wing source somewhere. [BW is, indeed, prone to that kind of spurious accusation.] You don’t have to be so defensive, brotha wolf. If you want I can find another source. All the media reported it. The local police and FBI found no reason to charge Wilson with a crime and the Justice Department came in and found no reason to charge Wilson with a crime. That’s a matter of public record.

  11. reality_check said:

    April 12, 2015 at 8:59 am

    now, now @brothawolf. Show me where I said racism doesn’t currently exist. I’ll wait……….. [reality_check checks in, with a good point. BW’s constant refrain that people are denying the existence of racism. reality_check never did say that racism doesn’t exist. ]

    • You want to reject that racism is a significant problem in this nation. Therefore, it would stand to reason that you won’t think racism of the systemic and institutional variety doesn’t exist. [BW, like the rest of the RGI, is reduced to claiming that there are various strains of anti-black racism that, again, only those with the secret decoder ring and the super-secret password can discern.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 13, 2015 at 1:29 am

        To say that racism is not a significant problem in America, if that’s actually what reality_check said, is NOT to say that racism doesn’t exist.

        Systemic racism and Institutional racism are such abstract, nebulous terms that they don’t mean anything. Or worse, they mean whatever the hearer wants them to mean. They can also pass for excuses for failure if someone wants them to.

        If you can’t say something concrete that pertains to the entire country, then you aren’t saying anything at all.

      • reality_check said:

        April 15, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        @brothawolf…

        Follow this link and re-read the very FIRST comment I made in that post on April 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm:

        https://brothawolf.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/banned-flyonthewall/#comments

        In that post I said, and I quote: ” Racism does and will always exist. But we need to get ourselves together first before we can even begin to fight white supremacy.”

        Now, having said that, do you still want to go with your line of “reason” that somehow I don’t think racism exits? That would be pretty hard to do when I directly acknowledged the existence of both racism AND white supremacy. Can I be any more direct than that?

      • But then you reject that white supremacy is the reason why blacks are killing other. [Here’s where BW goes off the rails. White people are somehow fully responsible when they kill someone, but also when black people kill others. BW’s opinion of other black people is pretty dismal.]

  12. Mary Burrell said:

    April 12, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Another black man in Tulsa shot and killed captured on camera as the so called he law enforcement officer subdues the black man and curses him when the black man says he can’t breathe. The white officer curses this man as he is taking his dying breathe. [Yep. It sure was. And it appears as though the guy who did it — apparently some guy who was just going along with the cops for the ride — is in big trouble. As he probably should be. As is the cursing cop.]

  13. Mary Burrell said:

    April 12, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    The murdered black man in Tulsa overlaps Walter Scott in South Carolina. Good this murder was captured on phone camera as well

    • FastForward said:

      April 14, 2015 at 1:46 am

      This one looks real bad for the cops. It looks like an accident, but it still looks bad for the cops.

  14. TeddyBearSniffer said:

    April 13, 2015 at 8:31 am

    @FastForward

    I stopped reading @ “Courts usually rule in our favor”

    This is a troll @ its finest. When have the courts ruled in “Our” favor usually? [Here’s another of the RGI’s favorite accusations. The only people who ever disagree with them are either white or trolls. The RGI really has a very poor opinion of black people! FF answers this question pretty conclusively next.]

    • FastForward said:

      April 14, 2015 at 1:42 am

      @TeddyBearSniffer, there are hundreds of thousands of pages of laws, rules and regulations in the legal system, all written to protect us, and all of them have been tested in the courts, and the vast majority of them have been decided in favor of the idea that you can’t discriminate against someone else because of the color of their skin. I wasn’t talking about high-profile cases that don’t necessarily get decided in the way that you might like it. The REST of the law obviously favors black people a lot. There’s nothing wrong with that, by the way. [Pretty good response. ]

    • FastForward said:

      April 14, 2015 at 1:44 am

      Oh, and yes, @TBS, you DID stop reading. That’s why you seem as ignorant as you do. I never stop reading. ESPECIALLY if it’s someone I disagree with. [FF gets an effective dig in.]

  15. FastForward,

    It didn’t occur to me until just now that you’re trying to derail the forum by bringing up Darren Wilson’s case. It seems that you tried it once before with the topic of black-on-black crime. This is not the place to discuss either. If you try to derail this forum again, I’ll have no choice but to have you banned. [Aaaaannd, out comes the threat of banning. The left is all about preventing others from surfacing contrarian points-of-view. They do not want to hear disagreement. If you look throiugh history, you see that the left has always been all about ideological purity. Study the Soviet Union, or Mao’s China, or North Korea, Vietnam, and any other communist country, and that always jumps out.]

    • It looks like that fool flyonthewall is trying to post under a new moniker. Sorry fool it won’t work anymore than your lamebrained rhetoric which most of was hard to read or decipher. I sure hope to hell that with your attitude you don’t have to someday bury YOUR black son. [Pretty macabre thought from “Lavern.” Lavern is a “guest blogger” at BW’s blog, and she is a virulent racist.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 14, 2015 at 10:56 am

        Why don’t you stop trying to figure out who I am and address what I say? WHO I am has no bearing at all on whether WHAT I say is true or not. Simple as that. And I’ll never be able to prove to YOU who I am to your satisfaction, just as YOU can’t prove to ME who YOU are. And no matter what, it’s irrelevant anyway. Talk about derailing the topic!

      • I know exactly who you are: a completely clueless idiot and fool

      • FastForward said:

        April 18, 2015 at 4:33 am

        I don’t really expect an intelligent reply from you, Lavern. Why don’t you surprise everyone and try to say something substantive instead of lame insults?

    • FastForward said:

      April 14, 2015 at 1:38 am

      If you look above, you will see that Mary brought up Darren Wilson first. I simply responded to her. [This is FF’s response to BW’s accusation that FF brought up the topic of Darren Wilson in order to derail the topic. I’m not sure how the topic of a cop shooting would be off-topic in a blog post about a cop shooting.] She brought him up at 6:59 on April 11, and I didn’t respond until nearly four hours later. Come on, Brotha Wolf. It was YOUR side that brought up Darren Wilson, not me. And I brought up the case to AGREE with Mary that cameras are necessary.

  16. Everyone, check this out, an give some feedback:
    http://thefreethoughtproject.com/100-people-killed-police-month-2015-officers-killed-suspects/#qmKEL7Y9KvZp1xUz.99

    • Thank you for the link, Brothawolf. I checked out the article and feel that the massacre and slaughtering of black people will continue unabated, unfortunately. Also, I’m suspecting this is a way to make us feel even more upset pushing some like FastForward and Flyonthewall (if they are even black) into willful denial about this whole situation. I really feel like white people are trying to set us up so that if we try to defend ourselves they will manipulate everything to make it seem like it was okay for us to get shot. [Pretty inflammatory accusation but, of course, absurd. Because it’s more mystical, magical mind-reading.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 15, 2015 at 12:02 am

        @kowaba, why would you try to tell me I’m lying? Are you always that rude to people. Are you REALLY saying that all black people think alike, or else they must be white? I couldn’t say a more horrible thing about us if I were a total white racist a**hole! Then you try to tell everyone what ALL white people are thinking! Are you magic? How is that possible? If you’re in on all their plotting, why don’t you bring a movie camera along to their next meeting so that we can ALL see what you see? You accuse me of being in denial, so I guess it’s okay to accuse YOU of being in denial about what I say. Great. Fat lot of good trading accusations does. Why you instead concentrate on ACTUALLY debunking what I SAID, instead of trying to prove I’m not who I say I am. If it’s so obvious that I’m wrong, then bring something out, something meaningful, to prove me WRONG. It should be easy. Really if you think about it, you could only know what they’re thinking if YOU’RE ONE OF THEM. I hereby accuse kowaba of being a white racist spy among us.

      • FastForward said:

        April 15, 2015 at 12:15 am

        That SHOULD say “Why DON’T you instead concentrate on ACTUALLY debunking what I SAID”

      • @FastForward, I never said that you were lying. [Ummm… yes, he did.] I said you were in denial. To me, denial and lying are two separate things. Denial is lying to yourself and lying is knowing the truth and telling another person false information. What I don’t understand is why are you so readily defending white people’s position? You say white people are cowards. From what I observe, they are individually, but they tend to do their dirty work in groups. Either sitting there not getting involved while someone is being abused or mistreated or verbally ganging up on another person. [They do their best to slip out of actually addressing the topic. Now, white people are bullies to black people in groups, but not individually. In other words, these members of the RGI just say things. Things they don’t really believe, because when challenged to back them up, they never do.]

        I never said that I know what all white people are thinking, but I think most of the readers here know for sure “the good whites” are not stopping the “bad whites”. [This could be valid. If it were true. When challenged to provide some evidence or detail, “kowaba” doesn’t.] I don’t know exactly what someone is thinking when they are charging towards me with a knife, but I know they are trying to kill me. We don’t know for sure what white people are thinking but I know from their actions they are setting me up. Unless, I want to disregard all of the facts that are in front of me. When have they ever done anything to help black people? Everything that they are spending money on and energy on is to harm black people (physically, emotionally, etc.)

        Your accusation of me being a white racist spy is ridiculous, especially since I’m not white. [Yet, if I recall correctly, “kowabe” figured it was legitimate to accuse FastForward of not being black.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 18, 2015 at 5:01 am

        @kowabe, you did call me a liar by questioning whether I’m black. I said I’m black, and that’s the end of that. I called you a white spy to show you how ridiculous it is to attack the person instead of what he says.

        Now, okay kowaba, I’ll bite. WHAT dirty work have white people done to us in groups in the past 60 years? Please give me real statistics and figures. If they’ve been doing such horrible stuff to us for so long, there HAVE to be lots of things like that around. Heck, if you don’t feel up to it, I’ll even answer your question for you below.

        You said, “I really feel like white people are trying to set us up so that if we try to defend ourselves they will manipulate everything to make it seem like it was okay for us to get shot.” That’s pretending to know what white people are thinking or planning behind everyone’s backs. When was the last time that a white person charged at you with a knife? You raised the topic not me. Almost the only ones coming at us with knives or guns are others like us. Go ahead and look it up. You and I might agree that whites haven’t done that much to help us but God knows they’ve tried. Of the 20 trillion dollars in welfare they’ve handed out, about 40% has gone to us. That’s eight trillion dollars. I don’t think that has helped us but we sure didn’t refuse it. How are white people setting you up? Seriously, I want to know. I read what the other guy who got banned said. He said they gave him a free education. I guess they set him up too? Yes. They set him up to be rich. [Bam!] How are they harming us physically and emotionally? I’d tell you who’s REALLY harming us physically, but Brotha Wolf has made it off-topic. And no one can harm you emotionally without you letting him do it. [Bam!] So don’t let anyone harm you emotionally. I’m NOT defending white people’s position. They HAVE done real harm to us by putting in place the situation that WE allowed to destroy our families. [Bam!] THAT is our BIGGEST problem by far. Our families are practically nonexistent and more than 80% of black babies are born to single mothers. THAT is the single biggest predictor of failure for ANYONE of ANY race. [Bam!] The guy who got banned brought it up and he got banned. Of course. Because WE’RE the only ones who can fix that, and everyone here seems to be looking for someone else to blame. Yes, whitey was wrong to put out there the situation that tempted us to replace black fathers with a government check, but WE were wrong to accept it. [Bam!] And only WE can fix that. It may not be a popular opinion here, but at least I’m telling you that WE can fix it. THAT means there’s hope instead of the hopeless sh*t I read here that says it’s all someone else’s fault, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Why would you EVER believe such hopeless sh*t like that? What are we, sheep? Do we have no control at all over what we do and say and feel and think? We’re MEN and WOMEN, we need to act like it instead of like whiney little children always looking for someone else to blame for our own actions. [And…Bam! Bam!]

      • You are banned. [Of course! The completely overmatched BW whimpers, “No mas!” The principal debating “tool” of the left is silencing the opposition.]

    • Courtney H.said:

      April 14, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      @ Brothawolf:

      Thank you for posting this! People need to know about this!

  17. FastForward said:

    April 14, 2015 at 1:33 am

    It would be deeply disturbing if it is true. At the same time, if the FBI’s numbers are suspect, what makes this web site’s numbers more trustworthy? It’s plainly a web site with an agenda. I looked at a bunch of them. Just did a spot check and they all have complicated back stories. Mental illness, domestic violence, lots of whites. It would take a long time to find out the details of all of these. It looks as if this is public information. If this is REALLY public knowledge, then I’m in complete agreement that seems very wrong that the actual number of police-involved killings is not known to the exact number. [This appears to be in response to BW’s posted link, above.]

  18. Look FastForward, I’m going to have to be honest. I really don’t have the time or patience to argue with you over this. [Actually, BW doesn’t have the knowledge to argue with FF, but I know BW pretty well, and he’s not man enough to admit it.] It seems your only reason for showing up here is to try to dismantle, diminish and derail this serious topic. Let me explain something to you. Nothing you or Reality_check said was anything new. [Actually, there was quite a lot in what both of them said that was quite new!] We are familiar with that kind of thinking and frankly, speaking on behalf of myself and my readers, we do not agree. Why? Because when it comes to the murders of black people at the hands of police, one life is one life too many and there is no “other side” to this nonsense, especially since it’s been going on for years. There is nothing to argue about when the facts and emotions are presented. People are angry and tired and there’s no excuse why anyone should tell them not to feel that way no matter who they are. Police killing unarmed black people is a form of oppression…nay…extermination when the numbers are in the hundreds. Sure, to you that’s only a few compared to the general population, but like I said, one life gone is one life too many. No other subject matters right now. That’s why I didn’t approve of you bringing up black-on-black crime or Darren Wilson’s supposed innocence. [FF swats this away pretty easily below.]

    • FastForward said:

      April 15, 2015 at 1:00 am

      If you don’t believe me, try this:http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416920/can-we-apply-common-sense-police-shootings-debate-david-french

      A very thoughtful, common sense, reasonable column by a nationally-known and respected (and, yes, Conservative) columnist, who says exactly the same things I’ve been saying. And he sees OUR side of things too. Just like I do. Yes, it’s a white guy, but you know what, I READ white guys! If only for the fact that I want to KNOW what they’re thinking, not just guess as the people here seem to do. You can read them too. After all, they WILL TELL you what they’re thinking, so you don’t have to pretend to be able to read minds or do other magic tricks. [Interesting post! FastForward reads National Review! It’s entirely possible that he’s an authentic, genuine black Conservative! There are a whole bunch of such wonderful people, but they are probably unwilling to reveal themselves publicly.]

  19. FastForward said:

    April 14, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Just so the record is clear. I did NOT bring up Darren Wilson. Mary Burrell did. It’s right in the text. Just do a “CTRL+F” to find it and type in “Darren Wilson.” You’ll find the first mention of his name by Mary on April 11 at 6:59pm. I responded to her a LOT later to agree with her point that cameras on the cops are a great idea. YOU then asked ME why I thought Darren Wilson was not guilty. Did you want me to ignore you? You’re the BOSS of this blog!

    My reason for coming here was that I hoped to have some intelligent conversation. Period. Do me the courtesy of not trying to read my mind. Again, why don’t you and the rest stop trying to figure ME out and deal with what I say? That’s the favor I’ve been granting to you. The only mildly insulting thing I’ve done is to call blakksage by his initials. Other than that I’ve accused no one of anything, and I haven’t tried to read their minds or put words in their mouths. I told you why I came here, to engage in intelligent online conversation and that should put all THAT to rest.

    Some of the rest of what you say is true, but mostly meaningless. Very heartfelt, and I agree with and applaud your passion. But you still get some things just wrong. For example: You said: “Nothing reality_check or I said was anything new.” Ok. So what? No one believed that the earth was round until someone pointed it out enough times.

    Yes, If the police murder ANYONE, that’s one too many. So, yes, it IS true, the loss of any life is infinitely tragic. But, people are angry and tired, as you say, only because the media are focusing on it now. Guess what. The media will go away soon enough, and no one will think of it anymore, in a general way and we’ll still be stuck with the same awful reality. That’s just the way of the media. When was the last time you heard them mention nukes in North Korea? Ukraine? Crimea? Isis? Ebola? That’s what they do. They obsess about something until bunches of people are all in a lather, then they move on. That’s why the statistics that you so disrespect ARE important, because without them we can’t KNOW what’s ACTUALLY happening. We can only be puppets of the ridiculous media. Thank you, but no. I’d prefer to think for myself.

    You said, “when it comes to the murders of black people at the hands of police, one life is one life too many.” I agree completely. But, one life does not tell the WHOLE story, and you keep trying to do the impossible, by presenting one horrible story after another and pretending that it proves that the WHOLE country is filled with racism. It’s not, and I proved it. Or at least I presented evidence. You just can’t get where you’re trying to go from the few deaths by cops that there are each year.

    I’m VERY much willing to discuss incarceration rates (that YOU brought up, by the way), and the so-called Prison Industrial Complex. You and I will probably have a lot of agreement there. But it still is not evidence that the country is racist. Because the back incarceration rate is about the same in the population as the black CRIME rate. We’ll still find a lot to agree with there. Why don’t you try an in-depth post on that? I’d be interested to read it.

    Brotha wolf, you play way too fast and loose with language. It is NOT “extermination” if hundreds of lives are lost each year to ANYTHING. “Extermination” means killing everyone, all 42 million of us. But, if we could cut the death rate among us black folks from HEART DISEASE down to hundreds, we’d save THOUSANDS more lives every year than if no cop ever shot another person ever again. [Good point. Potentially a bit off-topic, but FF brought it back on by using it for comparison purposes with on-topic stuff.]

    You say that “Police killing unarmed black people is a form of oppression.” I agree. If it’s REALLY murder, and not just the cops enforcing the law.

    Brotha wolf, the LAW says that a cop can use deadly force if he reasonably thinks his life is in danger. The law says that it is NOT murder if the cop REASONABLY thinks he’s in danger of losing his life. THAT’S why Darren Wilson (a subject I did NOT bring up) was not charged with a crime. Simple as that.

    Cops usually don’t know whether or not someone is armed. They find out only after it’s too late. If you don’t like that law, then try to change it. But if you disarm the cops, don’t expect them to help anyone out in a bad section of town. Brotha wolf, we agree on a lot of things. I don’t have a great impression of the cops either, because they’re agents of the U.S. government, so I think their powers ought to be limited. But as I said before that’s a two-way street. If you limit their powers to harm you, then you also limit their powers to help you when they’re needed. How is any of what I just said unreasonable? [FF is constantly coming at this from surprising and unexpected ways. It’s very refreshing. Much of what he says is a lot like Chesterton’s fence.]

    • I know Mary brought up Darren Wilson. It was YOU who made the case about his “innocence”. [FF did. But, when Mary brought up the subject, it was implied that Darren Wilson was just another white cop who had killed a perfectly innocent, unarmed black kid. That was not the case, and FF reminded BW of that. BW apparently was not paying attention when all the new media covered it, even the reactionary leftist media who had immediately tried and convicted Wilson before even a hint of an investigation. All that is kind of irrelevant, though, because BW accused FastForward of “bringing up the subject of Darren Wilson.” This idea that, BW objects to the idea that well, FF said that Wilson was innocent, is hogwash. Again, BW didn’t want to admit that he was simply wrong. And in a way that was important to BW. Simple as that. ]

      I don’t think you came to have an “intelligent conversation”. [Again, BW reads minds. FF said he was here for an intelligent conversation, and he has held up his end of that bargain. The left and the RGI can’t prevent themselves from this blatantly fraudulent “argument.”] Like I said, I’ve seen this before. You come in here trying to tell me and others who feel the same way how wrong we are and belittle our thoughts and opinions with your condescending comments siding with the typical conservative mindset that holds very little.

      When black people are being murdered left and right by cops, black people have the RIGHT to be upset, angry and fearful, especially if the victim did nothing wrong or if what he did was nothing that would warrant his or her execution. I don’t see why you can’t grasp or understand that simple concept. [FF seems frustrated by the growing realization in his own mind that BW can’t grasp that every time a black person dies at the hands of the police it’s not necessarily murder. It’s not a difficult concept to grasp, but BW can’t get his mind around it.] How others think or feel is not up to you to decide based on how you think or feel. That is why I don’t see this as an intelligent conversation but rather an attempt to troll around.

      I could engage in every single point you made, but honestly, what’s the use? I wasn’t born yesterday. I’ve seen it hundreds of times. You will refute any evidence I would present, but you expect me to accept yours as the objective without question. I can’t prove racism to someone who doesn’t think it’s a big problem. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. It just means that there are those who want to stick with their opinions firmly and finally that nothing can convince them otherwise, even if it’s right in front of their faces. [BW is accidentally right in that last sentence. He’s just apparently not aware that he was talking about himself and his supporters.] This isn’t to say that I’m trying to change your mind, but everything you’ve said has been condescending, offensive and downright full of right wing rhetoric that most of my readers and I do not subscribe to. Period. [Hmmmm… hard to say that FF is at all “right-wing.”]

      • FastForward said:

        April 18, 2015 at 4:17 am

        I didn’t make the case for his [Darren Wilson’s] innocence, Eric Holder did. And YOU asked me to show you why, so I did. I gave you links to news stories that told you that Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, had found him innocent.

        Also, I already told you why I came here, and you called me a liar again. You can say “I’ve seen it all before” all you want, but so have I. Refusal to address any points, name-calling, deflection, then accusations of deflections, I’ve seen it all before. The thing I haven’t seen is grace. I’ve made good points, and I’ve made them calmly and politely. YOU show ME how that contradicts my desire for an intelligent conversation.

        YOU said that “When black people are being murdered left and right by cops, black people have the RIGHT to be upset, angry and fearful.” I agree 1,000%. But if they’re REALLY being murdered mostly by someone other than cops, then that is a different story, and you have done everything you can to see that THAT stays our dirty little secret because of who knows what.

        I can’t think of any good reason to sweep THAT under the rug. If I were you, instead of calling it off-limits, I’d be shouting it from the rooftops and demanding action. Why? Because we’re the only ones who can fix it.

        Contrary to what you say, I don’t consider what I say objective, but I DO suggest that you at least TRY to refute SOMETHING of what I’ve said, instead of just saying you can. Anyone can SAY they can do something. Go ahead and prove it now. Or at least offer something that contradicts it.

        And for the 100th time, I never said racism doesn’t exist. I know it exists, and I know it’s not a big problem against our community, and that we DO have big problems. No racist country could ever allow all the black success we’ve seen in the past 60 years. Simple as that. Prove THAT’S wrong. [Pow!] Or at least say something that convincingly contradicts it.

        Nothing I’ve said has been condescending or offensive. Opinions can’t be offensive. They’re either right, in which case the truth can’t ever be offensive. Or else an opinion is wrong in which case if people are offended, they’re way too sensitive. Everyone’s always getting offended, these days and it’s just stupid. [I very much agree with these last few sentences!] I haven’t been offended by anything anyone’s said in I don’t know HOW long. And I’ve NEVER been offended by someone who said something to me that I knew was wrong, or that I simply disagreed with. Why be offended by something that’s not true? I’m black. If someone came up to me and called me white, should I be offended? Of course not. He’s just wrong. Oh, well. His problem.

        You see this as an attempt to troll around. You’re wrong. I see you as seeing anyone who convincingly disagrees with you as an “attempt to troll around,” probably because you don’t seem to have anything to say that contradicts what they say.

        The truth isn’t right-wing, or left-wing, or rhetoric. It’s just the truth. And everyone here has done a bunch of bloviating and speculating about me, and no one has even TRIED to refute the TRUTH of what I’ve said. You would think that if you had seen it all before, then you’d have SOME things to say. You keep saying you could engage every point I’ve made, but I’d be happy if you’d ACTUALLY engage at least just ONE [Pow!], instead of pretending that simply calling me wrong is an argument. [Bam!]

        And you should quit with all the faux anger. If you get all p*ssed off every time someone disagrees with you, you must lead a pretty ignorant life. It’s out of disagreement that learning happens. People only learned the earth wasn’t flat because they listened to other people who disagreed. [Good point!]

        You say that “How others think or feel is not up to you to decide based on how you think or feel.” That’s 1,000% correct. But when they feel the way they do based on wrong or faked information, then it is okay to point out that their feelings might be misplaced.

        Once I thought someone had stolen something very valuable from me, and I became very angry at him. Then, I found out that a good friend had borrowed the thing, and had even left me a note that I just hadn’t seen. Well, I guess my anger was wrong, wasn’t it?

        More to the point, the plain truth is that people like us are getting killed or injured by the thousands every year by Johnny, and they’re blaming Eddie because, well because they don’t like it that Johnny’s black. [Wow! BW doesn’t address any of this either, because everything that FF says in that long stream-of-consciousness diatribe (to which I’ve added paragraphs, as promised) above, is obviously true.]

    • Yes, If the police murder ANYONE, that’s one too many. So, yes, it IS true, the loss of any life is infinitely tragic. But, people are angry and tired, as you say, only because the media are focusing on it now.

      You really think so??? You think people are more tired that the media’s focused on police killings than the actual killings?

      You see, this is why people are offended by your kind of thinking. This is why people are so hostile to you. You are trying to make it seem like the killings of black folks by police don’t mean as much as the media’s focus on it. People are outraged that this kind of crap goes on not because it’s on the airwaves but because ACTUAL LIVES ARE BEING TAKEN by those who are supposed to PROTECT THEM. It is foolish to believe otherwise. [Hmmmm… let’s see how FF responds to this.]

      • FastForward said:

        April 18, 2015 at 3:16 am

        Let’s be clear: people are hostile to me because they’re hostile to me. They’re offended because they choose to be offended. Hostility and taking offense are personal choices. Period. [Very good point!] They don’t like people disagreeing with them. You disagree with me, yet I’m not hostile to you or to them. And nothing you have said has offended me. That’s because I don’t mind people disagreeing with me. But, if I see them as wrong, I will do them the courtesy of being honest with them. I’m not going to tell them I think they’re right. There’s enough lying around here.

        Good. Now that’s out of the way, yes, I do believe that the people are more ticked off because the media are focused on police killings. Most Americans are dependent on the media for their worldview. When the media move on, as they always do, the people will not care about police killings anymore. Oh, a few will be who are directly affected by it, but that’s it. Let’s face it, the American people, black, white or other, are not all rushing out to get informed about things in great depth. I don’t fault them for it, but it’s simply true.

        Yes, actual lives are being taken by the police. A couple here and a couple there, but you have decreed as off limits, for some reason, the REAL KILLER of thousands of black men every year. So I won’t talk about it. Because, as you said, you don’t want to hear it, you just want to be ticked off. That’s a shame, because when the media move on, the real killer will still be there, killing us. And it ain’t the cops.

        I agree that it is outrageous when people’s lives are being taken by people who are supposed to protect them, but it is just as outrageous, and REALLY stupid, to expect the people who are supposed to protect us NOT to protect themselves. And they all have guns.

        More often than you want to admit, when a confrontation with the police ends up in the death of someone it is NOT the fault of the police. The problem is that when people focus on incidents that are smaller problems, it means that people WON’T pay attention to the BIGGER problems. It’s like the boy who cried brotha wolf. [Lol! Very clever, by FF!] This was the case with that place that you declared off-topic. We have a serious problem that is NOT the cops, and you declared THAT problem off-topic.

        Here’s why that off-topic problem is relevant. You are using the police incident to condemn an entire people, who are NOT our main problem. And YOU are NOT the holder of absolute truth in this. Nor am I. There IS room for disagreement. Let’s agree on one thing. It is a tragedy ANY time a cop kills anyone. And it IS important to see if you can find ways to prevent that from ever happening. Where we will disagree though is about wasting huge efforts to focus on that problem when we have much bigger problems in our community.

        You said I can’t talk about black-on-black crime and violence. Okay, how about the destroyed black family that’s causing it. That IS where whites did violence to us. They waved their money in front of our women, and our women overwhelmingly took it and told our men to get lost. Everyone’s heard about how the welfare check replaced the father in poor black families (and poor white families). Then these same women raised our children and did a cr*ppy job. Everyone in the world has now figured out that EVERY kid needs a father AND a mother. Great. Thanks a lot! But they spent three generations saying that no one ever needed a father, and that’s three generations they did serious harm to. That IS on the white man’s shoulders. [Oof! Hard words for a white men like me to hear. But I can find no fault with them. One thing we should always ask ourselves: Will the thing we’re planning to do actually help the people it’s supposed to help? If we had actually tried to answer that question for many of America’s vast social initiatives, there’s a good chance, we’d never have enacted them. If, that is, these programs were actually intended to help people. That question is an open question.]

        The number one cause of ANYONE being in prison is being raised by a single mother. See if you can guess which race has the highest rate of single motherhood. That’s on us, brotha wolf. The white man’s free cr*p tempted us, but we didn’t have to take it, and only we can fix it. [It can’t be denied: white Americans and black Americans are all in this together. They should do whatever they can to make things better for everyone.]

  20. It would be nice to show everything for what it really is. Instead of learning about white gangs and thugs that deal in crystal meth from a Ben Affleck (The Town) or Christian Bale (The Furnace) movie why doesn’t CNN do the world a favor and report these types of crimes on a consistent basis and show video footage? In sheer numbers they out number all gangs/thugs of minority status combined. Oh that’s right, there’s a racial quota they have to keep up as part of the World White Media…..

    *** END OF BW’S POST AND SUBSEQUENT COMMENTARY ***


Aaaaand, the commenting peters out with a weak irrelevancy.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – In the exchange, you will see that Brotha Wolf, and his supporters all suggest, of course, that FastFroward is lying when he says he’s black. This is yet another of the many laughable contradictions and intellectual preposterousnesses (preposterosities? I like that one! :) ) of the Race Grievance Industry. They become absolutely apoplectic with rage if you were to suggest that there is great commonality of thinking among black people (as this blog has never suggested, by the way), but as soon as you demonstrate the slightest difference in thinking from the Race Grievance Industry itself, you just must not be black. In fact, you must be white — as if you could never be Asian or Hispanic or something else.

(2) – Brotha Wolf never did get around to making any real arguments. He just said things. He spent all his time asserting things, then refusing to back them up when FastForward challenged him to do so. This is a typical characteristic of the RGI: to assert things as fact, then be unable, or at least unwilling, to support them. They understand at least one aspect of the “Big Lie Theory”: If you just say something over and over and over and over again, pretty soon people will simply believe it… whether or not it’s true. For this to work, it is essential that the one expressing the Big Lie not permit any counter-arguments to get in the way of the Lie.

Too Funny!


“Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd had Terry McAuliffe on. He’s the current governor of Virginia. Todd was trying to interview McAuliffe about Hillary Clinton. McAuliffe spent about 75% of the time talking about himself, and what a great and historic governor he is.

Typical Democrat self-obsession.

— xPraetorius

Window of Opportunity for Evil: Now To Jan. 20, 2017


(4/18/2015)

Drudge Headlines:

Yep. The “JV”(1) is at it again.

They’ve recognized what all the world knows: the weakest, most gullible patsy Americans ever called “Mr. President” goes to a well-deserved retirement on 1/20/2017. That’s a mere 643 days away.

Since a Presidential term is, either 1,461 or 2,922 total days — 2,922, unfortunately, in the case of the current buffoonish occupant of the White House — that means that there remains only a smidge more than 22% of his term left.

For those of us who pay attention to things around the world, this will be an excruciatingly long time. A bit like wondering whether the surgery that Obamacare has forced you to schedule six months from now will happen before the cancer kills you.

For those, however, who want to bring about the Caliphate, or institute an American-supported nuclear arms program in Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Egypt, or East Wherever-istan, it’s a dauntingly short time, and they understand that they will have only that much time to deflect Obama’s attention over to their crisis, in which they can dupe him and get him to agree to their nuclear arms program.

You see it’s not only about duping Obama — any old Tom, Dick and Ali screeching Death to America can do that — it’s about duping Obama, so that the rest of the world will leave you alone too. No one’s worried about Obama — the fondest wish of every penny ante little Jaun-nie(2) Jihadi out there is that Obama will declare that he’s drawn a “red line” against — aka a “green light” in front of — some future evil deed you’ve planned.

So, as Drudge has helpfully pointed out, ISIS has ratcheted things up a bit. Fresh from being declared the JV squad, they knew they had carte blanche in the Middle East, and they took advantage of it. A few short months later, and their goal of having the American President come visit their capital to bow down to their Chief Executive Yowling Lunatic is both tantalizingly within reach, but also close to being snatched from their grasp in 643 short days.

In the upcoming short one year, eight months, four weeks and five days, ISIS has to establish a capital, obtain world recognition of it (so they probably have to launch some kind of military attack against Israel) and set up the rest of their “country,” their “Caliphate.” With Obama in office, they know there will be no meaningful American obstacles in their path, but that may not be the case after the beginning of 2017.

What naïve Republicans never realized is that Obama prostrates himself before the powerful, and those he perceives as powerful. ISIS read Obama better than the Republicans ever did. ISIS’ understanding of Obama is better because it’s uncluttered by silly notions that the American President is hampered by such trifles as Judicial / Congressional / Media oversight, or the American Constitution, or Laws, or considerations of basic human decency. Obama never allows such paltry obstacles to stand in his way; neither does ISIS.

If Republicans would simply ignore the media and bully Obama into doing what they want him to do, they’d get their way every time. Of course, that would be very un-Republican of them, so they won’t do it. I guess, though, that’s a good thing, because then you’d have both political parties acting like corrupt, goonish thugs instead of just the Democrats.

In some respects, Obama and ISIS are birds of a feather. Doubt me? Think back to 2008 and 2012, when little Shahil Sheepscourge was threatening his mommy with decapitation if she didn’t allow him conjugal visits in the barn. For whom do you think they were pulling in the upcoming American Presidential elections? McCain? Romney? Obama? Don’t think too long about it; it’s not a trick question.

But, ISIS isn’t the only group of international bloodthirsty, howling, psychotic thugs who understand that their window of opportunity might soon close, the entire worldwide League of International Bloodthirsty Howling, Psychotic Thugs knows it.

Expect things to get a lot more “interesting” around the world in upcoming days.

Who was it who said that it was a whole lot more important to elect a good President than to elect a black one? Oh, yeah… we said that. Here, for instance. And all the way back here at the founding of this blog almost four years ago. And a whole lot of other places.

We should consider that as we prepare ourselves to hear a whole bunch of meaningless, steaming flapdoodle about our upcoming “opportunity” to “make history by electing the first woman President.(3)

I’ll say it here first in the whole world: “It’s a whole heckuva lot more important to elect a good President than to elect a female one.”

If, that is, our country survives ’til that day. After all, World Evil, Inc. sees its window of opportunity closing…

— xPraetorius


Notes:

(1) – Junior Varsity – What Obama called ISIS when they first started to make their presence known in the Middle East.
(2) – “Jaun” – Male Arabic name meaning: “a kind of plant.”
(3) – Germany “made history,” too, when they elected their first Socialist Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, in the early 1930’s. You can make good history and you can make really bad history. Call me zany and offbeat, but I think we should try to make good history.

Ridiculously Good (Part IV)


Okay, this is just wrong. There is no reasonable excuse under the sun that these guitarists should be this good… and on the same stage at the same time.

Edited: Apparently, WordPress doesn’t like displaying Youtube videos embedded into the page, or something.

Here: Spectacular video.
This is kind of like the President and his Cabinet, isn’t it? We’re not supposed to let them all be in the same room at the same time or something?

In this case it’s Joscho Stephan, Frank Vignola and Vinnie Rainolo all on the same stage at the same time.

They are all insanely good guitarists.

However, if we’re breaking all the rules and letting these astonishingly good guitarists be in the same place at the same time, then I’m sure as heck going to enjoy it!

— xPraetorius

Ridiculously Good (Part III)


Tommy Emmanuel and Michael Johnson. Any time you have Tommy Emmanuel playing with anyone, it’s going to be good. Really good. Tommy could play a cinder block and it would sound good.

Edited: Apparently, WordPress doesn’t like displaying Youtube videos embedded into the page anymore, or something.

Here it is: Spectacular video.

— xPraetorius

Ridiculously Good (Part II)


Tommy Emmanuel and Richard Smith. It’s tough to imagine a finer treat to hear than this. Two of the very finest guitarists God ever allowed to live on the planet at the same time. Believe me, I know!

Edited: Apparently, WordPress doesn’t like displaying Youtube videos embedded into the page anymore, or something.

Here it is: Spectacular Video.

— xPraetorius

Remember When I Said…


…this?

American leftists are woefully ignorant of the nature, character, disposition, thoughts, feelings and inclinations of their opponents, the American right. There’s a simple reason for this, I think: they never hang around with us, at least not outside of forced togetherness, such as at work. They certainly never bother to find out whether their preconceived notions about us have any basis in reality.

I wasn’t the only one to notice it.

Véronique de Rugy, the great economist noticed it too. And she noticed that Glenn Reynolds had seen it! Reynolds felt the need to comment on it when Charles Cooke remarked on it. You can follow that intellectual chain quite a distance and still not get to the end of it.

Just sayin’

— xPraetorius

 

Ridiculously Good!


This:

Edited: Apparently, WordPress doesn’t like displaying Youtube videos embedded into the page anymore, or something.

Here it is: Spectacular video.

That’s what these guys are: ridiculously good. How wonderful for us!
— xPraetorius

Jordan Spieth Wins the Masters


Jordan Spieth Wins the Masters

A wonderful victory. What I found most striking: the other golfers falling all over themselves to give the young kid (seriously: 21 years old!) all the credit. That doesn’t happen in other sports, and I wish it would.

A few remarks:

  • Truly every golfer did his level best to transfer the attention to the champion.
  • That is a characteristic of the game of golf, and of, apparently, no other sport.
  • Tiger was his normal graceless self. Tiger was all about Tiger. The other golfers were all about the eventual champion, Jordan Spieth.
  • It’s difficult to describe, so I won’t try, how ridiculously difficult it is to have a “wire-to-wire” victory in the Masters.

— xPraetorius

History’s One True Radical


We said it here.

With His at-first-glance outlandish teachings about loving our neighbor as ourselves, and loving our enemies, He was history’s One True Radical.

“He” was, is, Jesus Christ.

All other so-called “revolutionaries” or “radicals” pale to insignificance in comparison to the One True Radical in history. Go ahead, I dare you, come up with anything in history more radical than “Love your enemy.”

Quick hint: there’s no point in looking for anything more radical in Islam. You won’t find anything more there than the mindlessly violent.

Want some imagery to help you? Okay, try this: Imagine you’re the father of two children. Do you love either one more than the other? Seriously. I won’t presume to answer the question, but I think I know the answer.

Now, imagine you’re the father of ten children. Do you love any of them more than any other? Again, I won’t presume to answer the question.

I’m a daddy. When my daughter was born, I couldn’t imagine loving anyone as much as I loved her. Then my son arrived. Then I couldn’t imagine loving anyone as much as I loved her and him.

Now, imagine you’re the father of 100 children. Okay… 1,000 children. No, 1,000,000 children.

Which one do you love the most? Again I won’t presume to answer the question.

I think you can figure where I’m headed with all this.

Now, imagine you’re the father of seven billion children.

I purposefully didn’t make any of those children an Osama bin Laden or an Adolf Hitler, but for those of you who have been parents, did it really make a difference to you just how good (or bad) one of your children was, in terms of how much you loved him or her?

Serious question.

And, again, I won’t presume to try to answer that question.

No matter how far from the family a child of yours had strayed, did you, or did you not, bend every effort you could to bring him or her back to the family fold?

Again, I won’t presume to answer the question. But, I have been a parent (I am one still :) ) and I can tell you I have some insights that just might contribute to the answer to those questions. However, what I think has no bearing  on any of this. What counts is only what He — God — thinks. I can only do what I can, to make as intelligent a guess as I can of God’s thinking.

Or, I could read His word. That’s where it tells me what He’s thinking. :)

No other “radical” has even been close to as radical as Jesus. No atheist can even come close, because his thinking, by definition, never covers more than 70-100 years of human life. Any other true radical draws any genuine radicalism from Jesus. All that the United States is (or was) she owes to Jesus’ teachings.

The abolition of slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, all other investigations into the relationship between white, European men, and anyone else, spring from the teachings of Jesus.

Go ahead, try to find some separation between George Washington and Jesus; between Thomas Jefferson and Jesus. Between any of the founders of the greatest, most Christian country that has ever existed, and Jesus. It’s not that they always got it right — they certainly didn’t — but they always turned to the right source.

None of us ever gets it completely right. That’s why we need Jesus. And we always will.

— xPraetorius

The Paranoid Delusions of the Left and the RGI (Part MCXXVIII)(*)


The American left has a serious problem.

American leftists are woefully ignorant of the nature, character, disposition, thoughts, feelings and inclinations of their opponents, the American right. There’s a simple reason for this, I think: they never hang around with us, at least not outside of forced togetherness, such as at work. They certainly never bother to find out whether their preconceived notions about us have any basis in reality.

Here’s a case in point. The author of the linked screed is one Brittney Cooper, and if you were to say, “What’s wrong with it?” the only possible responses are “Where do I start?” and “How long do you have?” We’ll point out some of the obvious ones, then let you peruse the rest of it. As Jonah Goldberg once said: “Don’t spend too much time on it, it won’t get any less stupid.” (or something to that effect).

Here’s snippet number one from Cooper’s opus:

Snippet #1:

Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free exercise of religion” and it allows them to use the “exercise of religion” as a defense against any lawsuits whether from the government or from private entities. The primary narrative against this law has been about the potential ways that small businesses owned by Christians could invoke it as a defense against having to, for instance, sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding.

Some Reactions:

Wow! First of all, either the author is illiterate, or Salon.com lets just anyone post anything there without the benefit of an editor. Presumably Cooper means “to practice” instead of “from practicing.” (better wording might be “to engage in”) but the point is you don’t “permit someone or something from doing something,” as Cooper says. So: Challenge #1: We realize that we’re probably going to have to slog through, and make educated guesses from, some pretty bad writing.

Next: It’s pretty obvious that no one is permitted to refuse, for example, to sell flowers to anyone who walks through a store’s doors. This was decided long ago when it became illegal to refuse to sell goods to black people. The actual design of the Indiana law provides the opportunity to anyone (not just Christian businesses) simply to have their day in court if a dispute arises: for example, if a Muslim deli owner refuses to provide pork products for a party.

That brings us to:

 Snippet #2 from Cooper:

Any time right-wing conservatives declare that they are trying to restore or reclaim something, we should all be very afraid. Usually, this means the country or, in this case, the state of Indiana is about to be treated to another round of backward time travel, to the supposedly idyllic environs of the 1950s, wherein women, and gays, and blacks knew their respective places and stayed in them. While the unspoken religious subtext of this law is rooted in conservative anxieties over the legalization of same-sex marriage in Indiana, Black people and women, and all the intersections thereof (for instance Black lesbians) should be very afraid of what this new law portends.

Some Reactions:

Here’s another serious failing of the left as it pertains to their ability to understand us on the right: They pretend that they can read our minds. This is the strategy of the intellectually lazy. Rather than find out what we’re thinking by, for example, asking us, the left bypass doing that obviously necessary work, and simply decide they already know. They then present these nonsensical fabricated notions as fact. Cooper says that we on the right want to remake America into a country “wherein women, and gays, and blacks knew their respective places and stayed in them.”

Do you know anyone on the right — anyone — who has ever said this openly to you? Because if we on the right are thinking it, then we surely need to communicate that thinking to someone if we’re going to make it actually happen. That’s kind of basic. And that’s another thing we need to be able to understand: Most of what the left says doesn’t stand up to even the most superficial scrutiny. We should never be afraid to say that. Over and over again. Then prove it.

Our problem, on the right, is that we take for granted that the left believe what they say; that they say what they mean and mean what they say… and we debate on that basis. The left on the other hand, ignores what we say, tells us that we’re lying and that we’re really saying something entirely different — and generally evil. Then the left argue against those points; points we never even tried to make, and are false.

We all need to understand that well, because it’s why there can never be an honest debate about important issues in America. The left makes an argument, then they immediately formulate some fake counterargument that they assign to us Conservatives. They then debate against the faked, nonexistent counterargument.

But, how do the left transform the debate into one on the terms they want to use? Well, the left is big on pretending we have all these “code words,” that we rightists use so that we can say nice-sounding things, all while plotting to slam dunk the entire country back into the Dark Ages of the ’50’s.

There’s a problem with that idea. If it were true, then someone would have had to get together somewhere and decide on what all this coded talk would consist of. Then, we would all have to keep it a biiiiiiig secret from all our intended victims.

Yes, yes, yes, I know. The left will tell you it’s simply an organic process with us rightists. We know what words to avoid, so we simply use different ones. Etc., etc… the problem with that is: we then deny that they’re code words for anything. In other words, we conveniently tell them what we’re thinking, so they don’t have to use their mind-reading super power.

As mentioned above, they then decide that they know what we’re really thinking, rendering a real dialogue impossible. Challenge #2: We on the right don’t do that. If you watch debates between Conservatives and leftists, it is always (with very few exceptions; Ann Coulter being a notable one) the leftist accusing the Conservative of racism, or homophobia, or sexism or islamophobia or whatever in the long, tired litany of leftist flapdoodle. The left understands a simple thing: it’s nearly impossible to prove or disprove a negative. Go ahead, prove you’re not thinking racist thoughts!

Think of the accusations. When was the last time you heard a leftist accused of racism, or any of the other epithets? Even though, as you readers know, we have pretty well documented how racism’s real home is on the left. Here’s someone else who has documented it. Tammy Bruce is a former leftist who became fed up with the dishonesty and the totalitarian inclination of the American left. She didn’t them become a rightist, she’ll tell you, but rather an “independent.” However, hers is an eloquent voice in blowing the lid off leftist fraud, corruption, megalomania and dishonesty.

I debate a lot with the pawns of the Race Grievance Industry. I tell them what I’m thinking, and they then tell me that, no, I’m not thinking what I say I’m thinking, but rather I’m thinking something else entirely. Something really bad, of course. Then they tell me my motives, my feelings, my education level, where I’ve lived or how much I’ve traveled. Things they couldn’t possibly know about me, they tell me as fact.

Have you ever tried to tell someone what he or she was really thinking? How’d that go over? Did he or she appreciate being called either a liar or stupid?

Again, this is just the lazy way out. Impugn the message-bringer’s motives –> impugn the message. The problem is that they really can’t read minds, so are reduced to asserting that these ridiculous notions are well-established facts, proven by this source or that source, and that everyone knows it. In some of my debates with the RGI, my interlocutors have even pointed to this guy as a source of great knowledge and wisdom pertaining to who, how and what, for example, white people are. It would be hard to find a better example of the word “charlatan,” or “fraud,” or “snake oil salesman,” or “con man” than “Dr. Llaila Afrika.” In the above-linked video, you will hear the execrable “Dr. Afrika” say just a bunch of really stupid things that even the most superficial examination would cause to blow away like dust in a strong wind.

If you examine the excerpted paragraph above by Brittney Cooper, she does exactly the same thing. You’ll notice that there’s nothing in that paragraph, or in the rest of Cooper’s post, that goes anything like: “Here’s what the right is planning, and here’s the effect it will have on the country, and here’s why I’ve concluded that.” She simply makes the accusation that we’re all bigoted scoundrels and that she’s, by extension, better, so her thinking must be better. That brings us to Challenge #3: This is the entire thinking of the left and of the RGI: “I’m better than you, therefore my thinking and motives are better than yours.”

We should be able to bat that kind of lazy, disjointed, whack-a-doodle “thinking” out of the ballpark quite easily. One thing to do: Call it lazy, disjointed, whack-a-doodle thinking! You’ll rock the leftists back on their heels. They’re not used to having their actual thinking challenged.

We first have to recognize it for what it is, then call it what it is, then we can bat it out of the ballpark. Can you imagine how great it would be if we stopped the “debate” each time the left or the RGI trotted out one of these fraudulent accusations, called them on it, and called it what it was: intellectually lazy and fraudulent? What fun that would be! And it just might force the left actually to debate. At which point their tired, flabby, flaccid, fat, wheezing old ideas would fall apart like dead leaves.(1)

Snippet #3 from Cooper’s piece:

This is why I identify with the story of Jesus. And frankly, it is the only story there really is. This white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, gun-toting, Bible-quoting Jesus of the religious right is a god of their own making. I call this god, the god of white supremacy and patriarchy. There is nothing about their god that speaks to me as a Black woman of working-class background living in a country where police routinely murder black men and beat the hell out of black women, where the rich get richer while politicians find ever more reasons to extract from the poor, and where the lives the church imagines for women still center around marriage and motherhood, and no sex if you’re single.

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Are you aware of any Christians who think of Jesus as a “white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, gun-toting, Bible-quoting” guy? Well, maybe “bible-quoting,” though the New Testament hadn’t yet been written. Most Christians practically grant that Jesus isn’t even one of them! The founder and foundation of Christianity is almost always described as a Jewish carpenter from Galilee, which sometimes torques off Jews, who consider Jesus an effective teacher and a blasphemer.

But, all that aside, first of all, there are no images of Jesus “toting” any weapons whatsoever.

Second, Christianity’s principal text doesn’t describe Jesus physically at all. I suspect there’s a good reason for this, namely that Jesus was here for all mankind. While, Jesus was all in favor of the Second Commandment’s injunction against graven images and false idols, He was not opposed to imagery or art. Hence, the lack of physical descriptions of Jesus means that you and I are free to imagine his physical appearance any way we choose. Jesus was not all about the importance of the flesh; He was all about the primal importance of a person’s intellectual, emotional and spiritual relationship with Him. This means simply that the idea of a “white, blond-haired, blue-eyed, not gun-toting, Bible-quoting” Jesus is just as valid as any other idea of what He looked like.

Jesus was a carpenter from Galilee. His appearance was therefore most probably not European for the most part. That doesn’t diminish by one teeny, tiny iota the devotion that we Christians of European origin have for Him.

Third: are you aware of any Christians at all who think that White Supremacy or some kind of imaginary, oppressive patriarchy is any part of what Jesus taught? I’m not. Oh, I’m sure they’re out there somewhere. All identifiable groups have their flakes.

Brittney Cooper wouldn’t be able to know all this, because she simply doesn’t bother to find it out. That’s just sad. These delusions don’t the result only  from leaving preconceived notions unexamined. They are also the results of plain, old, tired racism. Brittney Cooper is a black woman who calls herself a Christian, but who has, apparently, missed a very large point in Christianity: Jesus isn’t white, black, brown, asian, Hispanic, gray, green, purple or polka-dotted; He’s human, just like all of us. Not some of us. Not just a few of us. All of us. So his physical representation is nearly perfectly irrelevant(2).

Challenge #4: Cooper’s columns is a bigoted, stupid, sneering easily debunkable piece of twaddle, that most of the left would consider an insightful, intelligent, nuanced, trenchant piece of analysis.

Brittney Cooper is guilty of the very thing she tries so stridently to condemn: She claims Jesus for herself, and not for anyone else. You see, Jesus just can’t  be white, He must be black or brown or just anything other than white. This is just as racist and bigoted as what she accuses white Christians of doing.

Even if you were to stipulate to all of Cooper’s ignorant screed about just how awful we white people are and always have been, then that means that Jesus is really here for all us white reprobates. Jesus’ mission was one of redemption. He most certainly did not come here to bring all the good people to His Father’s Kingdom, and leave all the bad ones to their well-deserved hellish fate. He came to teach the bad ones [1] that they need to be good (among other things :) ), and [2] how to be good. He came to show all of us bad ones a way not to have a hellish fate. He did not come here to demand that we all be perfect; He knew we couldn’t be, and besides only He was perfect, but He did come to show us the way to follow Him, to be Christian, and to be forgiven.

With His at-first-glance outlandish teachings about loving our neighbor as ourselves, and loving our enemies, He was history’s One True Radical.

There’s no black, white, asian, green, purple of other color in all that. There’s only Jesus and us the people. All the people on earth. Just about all Christians know this except, apparently, Brittney Cooper.

Brittney Cooper is a card-carrying member of the deeply bigoted American left, and of the racist Race Grievance Industry. Her column is transparently stupid, irrational, and easy to expose for the nitwittery that it is. In other words, it’s a perfectly representative piece of leftist thinking.

Bringing this rather long post full circle, it seems obvious (I’m open to other interpretations) that either [1] Cooper never spends any time with any Conservatives, or [2] she’s flat-out lying. However, I am a card-carrying member of the Christian right, and therefore I take her at her word: that she believes the poppycock she’s written. That can mean only one thing: she never spends any time with any of us white, Christian Conservatives(3).

– * –

A wonderful pundit called InsanityBytes (I call her IB), reveals a different perspective on Brittney Cooper’s column (here), and I agree with her 100%. At first glance, IB disagrees with what I’ve said above. However, in fact, IB’s piece buttresses what I’ve said above. We Christians are, we must never forget it, fallen people — real, authentic, genuine, no-foolin’ sinners, in constant need of the perfect redemption that only Jesus can bring. We never stop being in need of that redemption.

Just because the left is full to overflowing with fraud, dishonesty and corruption — the non-Christian and the Christian left(4) — doesn’t mean that we on the Christian right (or non-Christian right) are immune from those things. We frequently demonstrate in (yes, I’m guilty too) no uncertain terms that we’re not immune from them!

IB calls out a number of Christians who have posted some definitely non-Christian responses to Cooper’s admittedly bigoted and truly moronic post. She indicates, quite reasonably, that we Christians need to respond in Christian fashion to that with which we disagree. That means that we need to respond with Christian love to everyone who is — each one of them — a child of God(5), and that we need to figure out a way to respond in such a way as there is a chance that the person to whom we are responding turns his or her heart to Jesus Christ. Nothing is more important. Each soul lost is an infinite loss.

IB writes one of the most insightful, readable, intelligent, well-written blogs you will ever find on the web.

— xPraetorius


 Notes:

(*) I don’t know what that roman numeral is in our numbers, or even whether it is a real number. it’s meant to convey the idea that the “Paranoid Delusions of the American Left and the American Race Grievance Industry” represent a rich vein in which to mine for material. :)

(1) – We have made the point that one important evil the left does to America is in their unwillingness to allow honest debate. Who knows, they might have some good ideas, or at least the germs of some good ideas, but we can never know, because they don’t allow them to be tested against opposing ideas. Hence, since they own the dominant media, we never see real counterarguments to their generally lousy ideas, which frequently then become official policy.

(2) – Before you get all over my case, He’s not a giraffe, or a golden calf, or a tree. I figure that if you make a good faith effort (He‘ll know whether it’s a good faith effort or not, heh, heh… :) ) to depict Him as you think makes sense, then He won’t mind. Just stay away from graven images and golden calves and the like. I mean, He was a real human man, walking around in the Middle East, and all. You should be able to come up with something close.

(3) – This is not outlandish to consider. Once when I was speaking with a black woman who was a colleague of mine, she mentioned that she drew a great deal of strength and happiness from her church. I asked her if I could attend church with her, and she just laughed. “No,” she said, “you wouldn’t be welcomed in my church.” I was astounded. I knew it was — or at least it called itself — a Christian church, but she made it plain that I wasn’t welcome in her church because I was white. Nothing more than that.

(4) – Yes, there is a “Christian left” in America. I think they’re wrong in their beliefs concerning American politics, but they draw their inspiration from the same Savior whom all of us Christians revere.

(5) – I once told a group of Christians that we needed to find a way to love  Osama bin Laden. After all, Jesus told us to love our enemy. It’s difficult to imagine someone who might qualify more as “our enemy” than bin Laden. The group to which I spoke sat there in silence, and I was too dumb and timid to ask the group to enlarge on my topic. Now, mind you, these were men (the local Knights of Columbus) to whom I would have entrusted the lives of my children. These were really good men. It’s just interesting to note that the gulf between us and perfection (or Jesus) is massive.

What a Cute Little Video! (Part II)


It’s here:

It’s very short, and really cute.

Again, of such sweet moments can life be made, if only we would allow it!

 

— xPraetorius

IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!! (Part III)


This verbal, upraised double-middle-digit, sincere, full-throated salute is to all the depraved clodpoles who participated in, and continue to try to justify, the fraudulent rape story in Rolling Stone that, incredibly, continues to hold the potential to ruin the lives of the young men of Phi Kappa Psi at the University of Virginia. Here are some names:

  • Zerlina Maxwell (pundit)
  • Rachel Sklar (pundit)
  • Amanda Marcotte (pundit)
  • Sally Kohn (pundit)
  • Anna Merlan (pundit)
  • Teresa Sullivan (President of the University of Virginia)
  • Rolling Stone (Magazine that carried the fraudulent story)
  • Jann Wenner (Jerk Top Dog at Rolling Stone) (Not meant as a slight to dogs)

And, last but not least:

  • “Jackie”

To all of you: IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!!

Here’s the full dictionary definition.

— xPraetorius

One Answer to a Very Deep, Very Troubling Question (Part II)


As if to underscore what I said here, we find the publication of this opinion piece in National Review online.

People are asking:

  • What should happen to “Jackie.” Simple: she should go to jail.
  • What should happen to the Rolling Stone “reporter?” Simple: she should go to jail.

These people — including the vile scumbags at the University of Virginia who are not falling all over themselves to make it right for the fraternity — should be publicly shamed and removed from their positions of responsibility, because they are unworthy.

I take exception with a term that the author of the above-linked commentary uses. He calls “Jackie” a “fabulist,” or one who tells fables.

A more accurate term might be “liar.” It would be a fine term, also, for the “reporter,” and for the zealots who insist that “Jackie” should bear no responsibility for the lie she told that continues to hold the potential to ruin the lives of innocent young men.

How about some other terms: Criminal. Evil. Cold, cruel, inhuman, rotten, dirtbag… How about those terms? They’re probably more accurate. A “fabulist” might be just a good story-teller. Like “Dr. Seuss” or something.

It bears noting that the fraternity — that did nothing wrong — is still banned on the campus of the University of Virginia. It also bears noting that the fraternity — that did nothing wrong — continues to be punished … and for what? For nothing.

There is a simple truth: You can’t find stupider, more evil, people than you will find in leadership positions in American Universities. Though, they’re probably tied with the media and with feminists.

Read this piece here, to understand that a complete, evil, corrupt, blithering idiot — Teresa Sullivan — runs the University of Virginia.

How else could you describe someone who participates willingly in the ruination of the lives of innocent people then, when caught, continues to abuse the innocent people, then continues to justify her abuse?

It’s been announced that the fraternity will sue Rolling Stone. I think they should sue the University of Virginia too. This cr*p about a “rape culture on campus” — which simply doesn’t exist — makes it possible for liars and frauds like “Jackie” and the “reporter” for Rolling Stone to do the evil they do, convinced that they’ll get away with it.

Talk about a hostile environment?!?

The American university is a wall-to-wall hostile environment for innocent young men who walk onto campus immediately branded as rapists or rapists-in-waiting.

— xPraetorius

One Answer to a Very Deep, Very Troubling Question


After World War II, we heard stories of concentration camp guards coming home from a day of gassing innocents to learn that the family dog had died. His tears at the loss of the beloved family pet were sincere and unabashed.

How, we asked ourselves, was this even possible?

We answered with all sorts of big, fancy words like “compartmentalization,” and “denial,” and “banality of evil.” But, we didn’t answer the other deep and troubling question: “How could it happen?” How could people compartmentalize like that? How could they live in denial, how could they fall prey to the temptation to render evil merely banal in their lives?

One answer to that question — “How could it happen?” — is to take a look at the recent Rolling Stone article that purported to blow the lid off a terrible rape that occurred on the campus of the University of Virginia. The only problem was: the rape never happened. The men accused of rape never did it. There was no rape, no assault, no incident whatsoever. The  frat party where the rape supposedly took place … never even took place.

Now, that the egregious defamation has been exposed to have been a hoax, there’s not a single person in the world — except here, of course — suggesting that someone somewhere should be sure that the announcement that the men are completely innocent should be trumpeted more loudly than the publicity behind the fake rape.

Which leads us to:

The First Parallel with the Concentration Camp Guard:

When Jackie “came forward” with her story, and the media first caught wind of it, the innocent men of Phi Kappa Psi lost their reputations, potentially their livelihoods, and were forever stained — unless someone does something about it — as rapists. Because, in America we believe women first, and ask questions later. In Nazi Germany the people believed the government first, and asked questions only when it was way too late.

Oh, we all know that lots of women “come forward” with faked stories, but we also know that if we evince any skepticism about the story, if we simply demand evidence — as we do with all crimes — we risk our reputations, our livelihoods.

In this essay, Charles C.W. Cooke points out that even though they know they ruined innocent men’s lives, the people who continue to suggest that “Jackie” is blameless, and that Rolling Stone needs only to return to the once great standards it observed before (gag me!) still believe they are on the side of what is good and decent. That the advancement of the feminist agenda is more important than the lives of a few innocent men.

The Second Parallel with the Concentration Camp Guard

Both the concentration camp guard and the pushers of the faked rape story thought they were doing good. They thought they were doing the right thing. As the story of the concentration camp guard indicates, his tears over the loss of the family dog are sincere, while he sheds no tears over the suffering of the many innocents he may have killed that day.

Why? Simple:

The Third Parallel with the Concentration Camp Guard

The concentration camp guard valued the life of the family dog far more than he valued the lives of the people who filled his gas chambers.

The author of the Rolling Stone article, Sabrina Erdely, valued her story, and the political conclusions she was convinced people would draw from it, more than the lives of the men she was about to ruin.

The people in Charles C.W. Cooke’s opinion piece know that a profound evil was perpetrated against the men of Phi Kappa Psi, but their concern is over “whether this will have a chilling effect on future victims’ coming forward.”

How can that possibly be?

In his commentary, Cooke poses the question:

Think back, if you dare, to the first few weeks of the scandal – more specifically, to the point at which a handful of skeptics began to ask penetrating questions about Sabrina Erdely’s account — and ask yourself what happened to the dissenters. Were they thanked for their contributions, or were they screamed at, mercilessly?

He then answers his own question:

The answer, sadly, is the latter. In the Washington Post, Zerlina Maxwell argued that “we should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser [of rape] says,” for “the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of calling someone a rapist.” This view was seconded by the lawyer and journalist Rachel Sklar, who confirmed for posterity that she considers “women who speak of their own experiences” to be automatically “credible,” and anybody who asks questions to be a rape apologist. On Twitter, meanwhile, Slate’s Amanda Marcotte concluded that anybody who has questions about a given account must by definition be engaged in a dastardly attempt to demonstrate that no rape stories are ever true, while CNN’s Sally Kohn grew angry at Jonah Goldberg when he asked for more evidence. Perhaps the best example of the all-zetetics-are-heretics presumption came from the remarkably ungracious Anna Merlan, who rewarded Reason’s Robby Soave for his investigative work by throwing an epithet at him: “idiot.”

And that brings us to the fourth parallel with the Nazi guard:

The Fourth Parallel with the Concentration Camp Guard

The concentration damp guard viewed his victims as less than human. Feminists and “Rape Culture” zealots view fraternity boys as less than human, certainly as less valuable than their faked story. In ruining their lives, as Cooke’s piece indicates, the zealots figured that was no big deal, compared to the imperative of getting the story out — whether it was true or not.

It’s important to understand that at some point a lot of people knew that there was something very wrong with the story, and they didn’t give a hoot, even though they knew they were going to ruin lives.

That kind of callous disregard for the well-being of others is the same state-of-mind as that of the concentration guard. The guard simply applied exactly the same mentality as Sabrina Erdely, only in wartime, when everything is taken to the extreme. In peacetime? Ruin a few innocent frat boys’ lives and move on… a job well done. In wartime? Gas a few innocent Jews and move on… a job well done.

It’s possible — heck it’s easy — to imagine “Jackie,” Sabrina Erdely, Zerlina Maxwell, Rachel Sklar, Sally Kohn, Amanda Marcotte and Anna Merlan working all day on things like the fraudulent article — or defending the fraudulent article —  that would ruin the lives of innocent young men, then going home at night and calling their mother, petting their dog, or … crying bitter tears if the poor dog had died. .

I mean, c’mon! they’re only frat boys; it’s not like they’re people or anything.

— xPraetorius

Here’s Another Fun Video


It’s here:

I get a kick out of the brief moment in the first few moments of the very short video. The spoonman starts with a very clever rendition of Mozart’s Turkish March. He looks over at the guitarist, Estas Tonne, who shakes his head to indicate that he doesn’t know that one, and they go into a really fun back-and forth.

This appears to be the quintessential “jam session” between two people who are really good at what they do (spoons and guitar) and who get together to try to make some music and fun together. There is purity and communication and interaction and communion and … fun in these get-togethers.

I know, I’ve participated in a few hundred of them myself.

— xPraetorius

The RGI Tries to Steal Undeserved Legitimacy from The Civil Rights Movement


— In So Doing, They Cheapen the Accomplishments of the Movement, and of all Americans — 

As you all know, I’m a big fan of Jonah Goldberg over at The National Review. He’s one of the most insightful, reasonable, funny, trenchant and readable pundits in America today. Each week he produces something called the “Goldberg File,” which he e-mails to his subscribers generally before Friday. Here’s this week’s edition.

The Goldberg File — or the “G-File,” as he refers to it — is generally a collection of Goldberg’s thoughts on a Pressing Issue of the Day.

Hang onto that information for a bit.

You all know also that, as part of a larger project, I’ve been mixing it up with the Race Grievance Industry (the RGI), generally at their blogs (because they’re afraid to come here… I beat their backsides up one side of a tall building and back down the other in debate), for the past more than a year.

One point I made at one of their blogs was that their over-the-top hyperbole about black suffering in America of today not only lacks for credible evidence, but it represents a really revolting attempt to steal legitimacy for their own movement from those who really did suffer in the long ago past.

In this post, for example, you will find someone who says:

The reality here is that this Amerikan apartheid system is far worse and more deadly than the South African apartheid system ever was.

Wow! America is “far worse and more deadly than the South African apartheid system ever was?

Really?

Look at that paragraph for a moment and marvel at the sheer breathtaking presumptuousness of it! I’m guessing that the writer was trying to achieve shock value, rather than just look dumb. He did achieve something here: Never would I think to laugh about the subject of apartheid, but his assertion is so whackadoodle, out there, absurd that I actually did laugh out loud. Yet, he wrote it seriously, and meant for it to be taken seriously, as if the sheer horror of America today should immediately squash any and all viewpoints opposing the writer’s.

There are several possible conclusions when reading that snippet of text: [1] the guy was joking, and managed to produce one in particularly poor taste, or [2] the guy really believes this and his mental health is suspect, or [3] his only source of information is MSNBC. One conclusion that is not possible is that the guy who wrote that is a serious commentator, whose thinking is worthy of consideration or processing.

The paragraph was written four days ago. That “contribution” to the “conversation” on race in America is far from unique. In fact, you can find ridiculous assertions like that quite commonly in the RGI blogs.

Concerning that paragraph, there is one more possibility: In America, white racism is so toothless, so impotent, desiccated, feeble and powerless, that without wild exaggeration, no one will credit that there is any out there at all.

Back to my main point. The other thing about the author of that paragraph: he was trying to steal for himself the suffering of South Africans who really did have to endure the actual apartheid system.

I’m not the only one to have suggested this (though I’m one of the first). The above-mentioned Jonah Goldberg noticed it too and, in this week’s “G-File,” while commenting on the whole Indiana RFRA silliness, wrote the following:

The problem is that to compare any other group’s experience to the black experience in America must of necessity be a poetic or metaphorical enterprise. The facts don’t line up for women and gays. The transgendered weren’t carted over here in the galleys of ships. (You could look it up.) This isn’t to say blacks are the only people to have suffered from historic injustices (or to say that constant dwelling on those injustices is necessarily constructive). It is to say that the constant unending desire to leach moral standing from their [Blacks’] experience to give your own claims undeserved grandeur is pathetic and shameful. And the know-nothing, often fundamentally anti-American, desire to constantly cast this country as an oppressive, evil-intentioned society, is an indication of how the Left’s intellectual gas tank is empty, and is now running simply on the fumes of megalothymic(1) passion. [red emphasis mine]

Yep.

The facts also don’t line up for contemporary black Americans. Why? Well, here are some of those facts:

  • If their ancestors had not been “carted over here in the galleys of ships,” they either wouldn’t exist at all, or would be living in Africa today, facing things a tad more stressful than what they face in America of the 21st Century.
  • Everyone suggests, perfectly correctly, that slavery is a stain on the history of America, and particularly on white American history. However, read it well, an honest understanding of history leads inescapably to the conclusion that the descendants of slaves are vastly better off for there having been slavery in America.
  • Otherwise stated, if black people are actually paying attention, and are actually aware of real history, then while they’re condemning the evils of the past, they’re also secretly thanking their lucky stars that their ancestors were “carted over here in the galleys of ships.”

There is the need for a real conversation on race in America, but the RGI won’t permit it. If you try to be frank about the plight of black Americans, you’re instantly tagged as a racist. But, just as pathetic and shameful as the effort by the Gay Grievance Goons to trade on the merit of the Civil Rights Movement, is the effort by the RGI of today to pretend that somehow the black experience of today is as bad as the black experience of 150 years ago, or even 60 years ago. Yet, that’s exactly what they pretend.

As a result, someone making a sober assessment of the RGI’s outlandish claims is forced to conclude that much of what they say is simply fabrication. And that’s a shame, because black people do have problems — as a people — for which white people bear at least some responsibility. But, if you were to listen to the RGI, black people’s problems are entirely the fault of white racism and white ill will.

It’s axiomatic that to solve a problem you must be able to identify the problem, both in nature and in magnitude. If the RGI continues to prevent a real discussion from taking place, in order to scope out the problem, then they are complicit in the continuing tragedy of black Americans. That tragedy consists of poverty, despair, drugs, violent crime, early death, the shattered black family … especially in American cities.

If you want to fix any one of those things, you must fix them all, and that all starts with fixing the black family. If you don’t change the fact that the vast majority of black kids are born to — and spend all their childhoods and young adulthoods with — single mothers, then you can’t fix the problems of black Americans. And black Americans will continue to fall further and further behind, and likely will continue to look for excuses in phantom racism and imaginary white hostility.

— xPraetorius

 Notes


(1) According the The G-File: Megalothymia is a term coined by Francis Fukuyama. It’s a common mistake to think Fukuyama simply took Plato’s concept of “thumos” or “thymos” and put a “mega” in front of it because we all know from the Transformers and Toho Productions that “mega” makes everything more cool. But that’s not the case. Megalothymia is a neologism of megalomania (an obsession with power and the ability to dominate others) and thymos, which Plato defined as the part of the soul concerned with spiritedness, passion, and a desire for recognition and respect. Fukuyama defined megalothymia as a compulsive need to feel superior to others.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416443/moral-heroism-without-morality-jonah-goldberg

What a Cute Little Video!


This one made me smile out loud: Out of time in paris

I think you’ll love it too.

 

— xPraetorius

Interesting Debate Over at the RGI (Part IV)


One additional note about the interesting goings-on over at the Race Grievance Industry web sites. Here’s an interesting paragraph that shows the paranoid delusions in which the leftist RGI is awash:

Okay. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I don’t believe in Bigfoot, aliens, ghosts or the Loch Ness monster. However, the latest and disturbing growing number of black people getting killed by police has given me more than enough reason to take notice. It’s not just the amount of people that bothers me, it’s also the fact that they are getting away with it so damn easily.

That paragraph, where we dealt with it, is here. The place where it originated is here.

I’d like to draw your attention to the part in red highlight. “It’s not just the amount of people that bothers me, it’s also the fact that they are getting away with it so damn easily.”

Let’s examine the case of the now notorious Darren Wilson, the white cop who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Interestingly, in a lynch-mob climate, the law enforcement authorities looked at the actual evidence and found that the overwhelming preponderance of it indicated that Wilson was innocent of any wrongdoing whatsoever.

It took months of fine-toothed combing of said evidence, during which time the media convicted and hanged Wilson — lynched Wilson — a million times in public.

Then, the thoroughly race-obsessed, racist, race-baiting, race-hysterical Eric Holder — the freakin’ Attorney General of the United States! — jumped in and said he was going to investigate.

That was, of course, like asking the arsonist to investigate the fire he had just set, and expecting said arsonist to be impartial. Yet, even the thoroughly racist Eric Holder found Wilson innocent!

Holy mackerel!

Then that same “Department of Justice” found that the entire Ferguson police department was — ready for this? — pulling blacks over too frequently for traffic violations. There were dark hints that this “finding” was the point all along, and that Darren Wilson was the sacrificial lamb chosen to make this finding — the “racist Ferguson police” finding — happen.

Turned out that the traffic violation thing was untrue too — as it happened the police stopped black people less frequently than said blacks were actually committing traffic violations — but the media had moved on, so the fabricated, fraudulent, fake narrative of a “racist police department in Ferguson, Missouri” lived on. And lives on to this day.

Now, back to the premise of this post.

After that fateful day, the day Michael Brown died at Darren Wilson’s hand, Darren Wilson’s life was in limbo. Let’s not forget that this was a man whom even the race-addicted Eric Holder couldn’t find liable for criminal prosecution. Believe me Holder wanted to! Nothing would have given him more of a quivering racegasm than to have found that Darren Wilson had unlawfully killed Michael Brown, and that the Ferguson police were pulling blacks over for traffic violations more frequently (but, not really) than they should have been!

But the case was too public, and the evidence pertaining to the Michael Brown incident was too well-known, so Holder had to settle for half a loaf.

Make no mistake about it, though, if Holder could have, he would have absolutely railroaded Darren Wilson, an innocent man, all the while knowing that Wilson was guilty of nothing. For Holder, and the racist left, there is no individual whose life is more important than maintaining and growing the fraudulent narrative of American racism.

Perversely, it turns out, Darren Wilson was saved by the public lynching he underwent. Along with the media lynching, it got the actual details of the shooting into the public eye.(1) The only problem was that Wilson had to sacrifice more than a year of his life, ultimately his career, his happiness, and who knows what else… his life, eventually? But, you see, it’s okay if it contributes to the fraudulent race narrative that keeps the ovine black population voting lefty each election. Yep. Darren Wilson sure “got away with it“… and so easily too!

After all, though, what was Darren Wilson, really? Just one innocent man. Certainly no one actually important in the grand scheme of keeping power in the hands of the left.

Does anyone sane really think that Darren Wilson “got away with it so damn easily?” Really? This was an innocent man, whom, a bunch of race-baiting lunatics decided to ruin, based on nothing more than whacked-out, paranoid preconceived notions, fueled by racist hatred — call it by its name: racism — and political power, and he “got away with it so damn easily?

Yeah.

Yes, the RGI is awash in paranoid delusions, but the actual moving force keeping these paranoid delusions alive is the hunger for power on the part of the left. The person who wrote the paragraph at the top of this post is a racist, delusional, paranoid moron. However, the left love that lunacy, because they can use it for the acquisition and maintenance of power.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) This is also, probably, perversely, what saved George Zimmerman. The left still hasn’t figured out that this was really the case of a brown, Hispanic man (George Zimmerman) shooting a black teenager (Trayvon Martin) because Zimmerman has a “white name.” In the race-addicted RGI, the racial composition of the participants in any such interaction is all-important. A Hispanic killing a black person is okay by them. A black person killing a black person is just fine too; not a problem at all. But a white man killing a black person? That’s an obvious indication that all white people want all black people dead and gone.

Interesting Debate Over at the RGI (Part III)


In the continuing saga of “flyonthewall,” a commenter who made a nuisance of himself over at Brotha Wolf’s blog, by infecting the place with some common sense, he commented extensively, and funnily in other posts at the sheep in wolf’s clothing’s place. Here’s another post where “fly” duked it out with the foot soldiers of the Race Grievance Industry.

It’s funny, because in the back-and-forth, flyonthewall manages to make mincemeat of some of the more hysterical commenters who, of course, confront him with only racial invective and insults, never getting around to actually addressing the points he makes.

Without further ado, here’s Brotha Wolf’s post, and the subsequent back-and-forth involving flyonthewall and Brotha Wolf (I refer to him as BW) and his readers. As is my wont, I’ve added comments [in square brackets and in red font] in line with the post and the comments.


< ——- BEGINNING OF BROTHA WOLF’S POST AND THE SUBSEQUENT COMMENTS ——- >

Vern’s Venting: It Ain’t a Coincidence, People

By Lavern Merriweather: [Editor’s note: a guest commentator whose “work” BW features frequently]

Okay. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I don’t believe in Bigfoot, aliens, ghosts or the Loch Ness monster. However, the latest and disturbing growing number of black people getting killed by police has given me more than enough reason to take notice. It’s not just the amount of people that bothers me, it’s also the fact that they are getting away with it so damn easily.

I wrote a post a while back about how this new breed of cop murder is just another form of lynching, and the cops in most cities across America have done nothing to prove me wrong. [Editor’s note: Actually they have. Deaths by anyone in police-involved shootings are way down. The media are doing their level best to make Vern’s fraudulent narrative the conventional wisdom of the land.] Actually, it’s the exact opposite, despite some on the force seen shaking hands with the protesters or giving them hugs. Hugs and handshakes, as lovely as they are, aren’t the solution to a very disturbing problem.

We need real actual effort on the part of the police all over the country to put themselves in check before they go into a black neighborhood. Not just a cutesy poo ‘we are the world act’ for the cameras, which I think is just for show. The cops had no issue with previously setting tanks and M-16s on black people protesting, a scene reminiscent of the 1960’s where black folks were violently attacked by the police with dogs and hoses. [Editor’s note: The RGI are constantly forced to refer to events in the long ago past to make their points today. Of course today is just a tad different from … freakin’ 60 years ago, dumbhead! :) ]

Now, all of a sudden it’s supposed to be a love fest even as 19 year-old teen Tony Robinson lays dead from a gunshot wound. Mr. Robinson is the young man from Madison, Wisconsin that has become another statistic in the long line of young black folks dying at the hands of cops. The cop who shot him, Matt Kenny, claims that he shot Robinson in the head because Robinson was punching him and being combative. Where I have I heard that one before? [Editor’s note: in a country of 300+ million people, it would be very, very odd if there were zero such incidents across the land. The fact that Vern is forced here to refer to the one here and the one there proves flyonthewall’s — and my — point, that America is just not a racist country anymore. Vern and BW live deep in the past. More to the poiont, they want to live deep in the past. Reading waaaaaayyyyy between the lines, I’m guessing that Brotha Wolf has had some run-ins’s with the law, and is not particularly successful at staying employed. I’m guessing further that his parents aren’t together. He’s indicated in his blog that he’s still single. In other words, in a land awash in opportunity, he’s a failure. His constant casting about for excuses has led him to lay his failure at the doorstep of white people, which has also garnered for him lots and lots of support and validation from other failures like him.

Heck, if they can constantly read minds, then I feel no need to prevent myself from doing so! :) ]

Apparently, Kenny feels that there was just no other way he could have handled that situation besides brutally gunning down young Mr. Robinson. I call BULLSHIT! How many times have we heard of white males – some older and therefore stronger than Mr. Robinson, getting into extremely physical altercations with police and not a one of them were shot dead? Even if there wasn’t a video available, that white male still comes out of the altercation with his live very much intact.

Kenny also says that he went to that housing project because of a 911 call and that when he arrived, Robinson’s suspicious behavior compelled him to chase Robinson. Once again I call bullshit!

The bottom line is that this cuntbag saw a young black youth, albeit in this case, a light skinned one, and immediately assumed he was up to no good, that coupled with my own opinion of why these cases are happening with such regularity and that is none other than the President of the United States. [Editor’s note: This is incoherent. Not sure what Vern’s trying to say here. Does Obama find himself being chased around housing projects by the police? What’s the President of the United States doing hanging around housing projects, anyway?!?]

We all are fully aware that electing a black man into the white House didn’t make this country post-racial. Far from it. Yes, I know that young black males who were not dangerous and unarmed were getting shot prior to Obama becoming president. But damn, doesn’t it feel like this stories keep happening with a rapid succession?

They haven’t even laid the last body to rest before we hear another sad, sordid tale of a cop shooting a black youth then walking away scot free. Twelve year–old Tamir Rice was playing with what many who have seen the video said was visibly a toy gun. Yet, his life, like many others, was taken by a trigger happy cop. [Editor’s note: More isolated incidents that the actual statistics make irrelevant. If there were thousands of such incidents every year, that would be something, but there are, actually maybe what, a dozen each year? In a bad year!]

I understand that the attitude of most cops, even black people, is that young Negroes are born bad. [Editor’s note: Moremystical, magical mind reading!] So, when one even looks at you funny shoot first to save yourself. However, with the election of Obama something greater is at stake for a bunch of white folks, and that is potential.

Young black males see that they can not only have a future but one as a leader. They don’t have to rely on that excuse that they don’t believe they will make it to their 25th birthday. They can someday be in charge having white folks answering to them and that scares the holy hell out of certain white people. Don’t agree, just check out the Tea Party slogan of “Take our country back”. What the fuck else is that but a call to arms? [Editor’s note: No, it’s a very common rhetorical device used by pretty much everyone. Duh! Vern doesn’t pay attention much.] That is another rhetoric, fear induced mindset that we have to put these darkies back in their place, lest they begin thinking too much of themselves by believing that they could one day become president. [Editor’s note: Lol! Guess it didn’t work, did it? Or, maybe this is all just the paranoid maundering of a poorly educated loudmouth with more words than wit.]

As we have seen with a certain rapper I won’t name, black men having far too much faith in their abilities scares the crap out of some white folks. [Editor’s note: scattered throughout this piece, and all the pieces of the RGI, is this mystical, magical ability to read minds. The previous assertion is such a stupid assertion that it should be laughed out of any room in which it’s uttered. Unfortunately, we’ve trained black people to believe that, because of our past abuse,  their every thought and there every utterance is profound and filled with meaning. No. Their people. Sometimes people say crap, and the previous is a steaming pile of it. On the face of it. To prove that: if a white person tried to tell everyone what all black people are thinking or feeling, he’d immediately be ridiculed out of the room.] What better way to show those beneath you that you are the one in power than to sick your militia on them. That is what happened in France and Russia during the 50’s and 60’s [Editor’s note: Uhhhhhh… whuh? To what, precisely, is Vern referring here? ] and it continues to happen to black people in the good old US of A. Not to ‘act’ like black males are the only ones subject to the tyranny of a police state.

Rekia Boyd, Marlene Pinnock, Matrice Richardson, Aiyana Jones and Katherine Johnson are several of the names of black females that have also suffered at the hands of 5-0. And just like black men, their deaths or beatings have met with little to no recourse for the officers involved. You know, cops have over stepped their bounds when even white males on Fake Noise are calling them out. One of the hosts on FOX’s conservative gabfest “Red Eye” named Andy Levy said that the reason there is so much turmoil and conflict is because of the way the cops are acting. Andy pointed out, and I agree, that when you keep treating people like shit they will respond in kind.

His comments were in regards to two police that were shot in Ferguson, Missouri. Of course the new chief of police that replaced the one who stepped down is doing his utmost to find whoever was responsible. He doesn’t seem nearly as concerned with doing everything possible to stop his employees from terrorizing and murdering black folks, particularly at a time when white fears of losing what they have to the darkie horde is at a zenith. The police now have to walk a fine line because the ones they have brutalized are fighting back. Believe me when I say that their new love, a dove behavior with the Negroes in the community is because they are under the gun for a change. [Editor’s note: Does that sound like a threat to commit violence to you? Does to me. Or, it could be just more paranoid, whackadoodle hyperbole from the RGI.] The police have realized that they are vulnerable as well and that the people who they have used for their own personal whipping boys and girls aren’t going to take it anymore.

Instead of trying to save face, maybe they should do a better job of rearranging their policies. There is a quote from the great Martin Luther King that goes “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth leaves everybody blind and toothless”. If the powers that be get the message that black folks refuse to tolerate their shit, then I think it’s worth it.

17 THOUGHTS ON “VERN’S VENTING: IT AIN’T A COINCIDENCE, PEOPLE”

  1. I would love to get my hand on some Molotov cocktails or some atom bombs and drop them on every white neighbourhood in America, every police precinct, but don’t worry, payback is coming very soon

  2. This post is Everythang, ‘Vern!!!

  3. flyonthewall said:

    April 1, 2015 at 1:41 am

    Actually, you’re wrong. The rate of black people being killed by cops is no higher than at any other time, in fact it’s at nearly the lowest rate of all time. Also, the rate of ANYONE being killed by cops is way down overall. The media are simply choosing to cover it a lot more now. If you take the trouble to check it out, though, you will see that fewer people of any race are dying at the hands of police now than at any time in the past. [Editor’s note: Uh oh! How will they react to this?!? Surely with something to refute this assertion, right?] 

  4. Great post Lavern!

    Flyoncrack:
    Are you both prone to racist, genocidal fantasies like this often?

    Response: What you term as “racist and genocidal fantasies” are actually a reality (murder and lynching) for black folks by so-called authorities. The reality here is that this Amerikan apartheid system is far worse and more deadly than the South African apartheid system ever was. [Editor’s note: Oh? Really? “Worse and more deadly than the South African apartheid system ever was?” Is this supposed to pass for deep thought? Is this supposed to be something to react to? With a wildly off-the-wall assertion like this, you’d be certain, wouldn’t you, that there would be something to back this up, right? You’d be wrong. blakksage just says it. The “Flyoncrack” thing is particularly immature, but you will see that fly knocks that out of the park with something a lot more clever.] 

    Flyoncrack:
    Actually, you’re wrong. The rate of black people being killed by cops is no higher than at any other time, in fact it’s at nearly the lowest rate of all time. Also, the rate of ANYONE being killed by cops is way down overall. The media are simply choosing to cover it a lot more now. If you take the trouble to check it out, though, you will see that fewer people of any race are dying at the hands of police now than at any time in the past.

    Response: You are truly delusional, how in the hell could the frequency or murdering of black people by the police or white men in general, be utilized as a litmus test to determine if the policies of the police departments are more humane than in the past? [Editor’s note: As per usual, blakksage tries to argue against a point that no one made. However, to that point, yes, fewer cop shootings is an indication that something is better. Whether it’s better cop policies or lower crime rates or what have you, it’s at least something. ] Black folks shouldn’t be murdered at all simply due to their skin color. [Editor’s note: Again, blakksage is arguing against a point that no one has tried to make.] Therefore, you may as well save your BS statistics for a fifth grade class lecture, perhaps you’d get some applause there, but not here.

    Even further, your asinine post serves as no consolation to black folks in general when you state, “ANYONE being killed by cops is way down overall” Phuck you! [ < — Editor’s note: Here’s the general maturity level of the RGI.]

    I have a question for you FLYONCRACK: Why don’t you see black cops killing white folks with the same amount of frequency and under suspect circumstances? Why aren’t there any substantial statistics of black cops killing white boys garnering national and international attention?

  5. flyonthewall said:

    April 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    @blakksage: I have a question for you FLYONCRACK: Why don’t you see black cops killing white folks with the same amount of frequency and under suspect circumstances? Why aren’t there any substantial statistics of black cops killing white boys garnering national and international attention?

    Answer: Easy. The media don’t care about whites being killed by ANYONE. [Editor’s note: Good point.] Plus THAT doesn’t happen much either. Plus, violent crime is way more prevalent by black people. In other words: the vast majority of the time that police have to respond to VIOLENT incidents, there’s a black man involved. Just the way it is. Again the incidence of ANYONE being killed by police of ANY color is way down. And yes, before Brotha Wolf gets all upset, whites commit more crime in total than blacks. Blacks, however, commit WAY more violent crime. We really need to look in our own backyard. [Editor’s note: Good points all.]

    There is, obviously, no Apartheid system that victimizes blacks in America. There is, however, a BLACK-imposed apartness (what “apartheid” really means) that harms blacks. Everywhere we black folks go, we tend to self-segregate, for whatever reason. But it has nothing to do with white people who have been trying to INTEGRATE with us for a very long time. You and I both know that.

    By the way, integration worked with me. I grew up poor, but I have a great job, got a great, FREE education that white people fell all over themselves to give me, and I took the opportunity to TAKE that education and to learn how to speak well and get some marketable skills. Before you know it, I’m making a very good living!

    Your thought about murder and lynching is flat-out wrong. By far the vast majority of black murder victims are the victims of black men. Lynching hasn’t happened in more than 60 years. Yes, it was very wrong, but it’s also very far in the past. You’re correct that black folks shouldn’t be killed because of the color of their skin. And, thank goodness, they aren’t. Are you ready for a hard fact? Here it is: if Michael Brown had been armed, Darren Wilson would be dead now, and no one would have heard anything about Ferguson. Admit it, @bs, it’s true and you know it. (Btw: I DID get a chuckle out of the fact that your initials are BS. :)[Editor’s note: Good points! And the BS thing, in light of the “Flyoncrack” thing is just too funny! Needless to say, we hear nothing more from “blakksage” who, now permanently tagged as “bs,” tucks his tail between his legs and leaves.]

    One last thing. You cleverly call me flyoncrack. It’s an interesting attempt at an insult. I DO have lots of black friends who have used crack, though I’ve never used it myself. My friends are the ones who chose a different path from mine and were surprised when they found themselves mixed up with the law. Want to know where my friends got the crack? From black pushers. Yes, yes, I know, there are more white people on crack than black people. But, guess what, there are a LOT more black PUSHERS of crack than white ones. You resist it mightily, but we black folks REALLY need to look in our own backyard and stop blaming all our problems on white people. I’m living proof that as a black person you can do just fine in America if you make the effort. [Editor’s note: One more coup de grace rhetorical punch to BS.]

  6. flyonthewall said:

    April 2, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    @bs, you said: “how in the hell could the frequency or murdering of black people by the police or white men in general, be utilized as a litmus test to determine if the policies of the police departments are more humane than in the past?”

    Answer: It can’t, but it IS a measure of how humane the COUNTRY as a whole is compared to the past. You made the howlingly stupid statement that America is worse than South Africa under apartheid, and you called ME delusional. [Editor’s note: Fly is mopping up the floor with “blakksage!”]

    You should be honest enough to admit that far more black people are murdered by other black people than by ANYONE else at all. Period. You know it and I know it.

    Yes, one person killed by another person is one too many. That doesn’t change the FACT that far fewer black people, and far fewer people of any race, are dying at the hands of police anywhere. That’s just a good thing.

    Another hard truth: if you’re a black man, you have a HUNDREDS of times greater chance of being killed by another black man, than by a police man of ANY color. Sorry, that’s just the way it is. And you know it and I know it.

    You said: “I have a question for you FLYONCRACK: Why don’t you see black cops killing white folks with the same amount of frequency and under suspect circumstances? Why aren’t there any substantial statistics of black cops killing white boys garnering national and international attention?”

    The answer to your question is simple. We black folks commit far more VIOLENT crimes than any other ethnic group. If the cops respond to an incident involving violence, it almost always involves a black man. Yes, white people commit more crime in total, but if we’re going to be honest and real here, we have to admit that we black men commit a lot more VIOLENT crime than any other group.

    Also, when a white person is killed by a cop, or by anyone else for that matter, the media don’t give a damn. It’s not news for them. Go ahead and look at the REAL statistics for how many black people are murdered by black men. Hundreds and hundreds every year. Then go ahead and look at the statistics for how many black people are killed by white cops, or even by white PEOPLE, and it’s a few every year. But every one of the WHITE killings of black people makes national headlines, while no one reports on the FACT that we black men are slaughtering each other all the time. Yes, that is the shame of the media. But, we know it too. We’ve known it for a very long time. We just deny it.

    • You should know that whites commit more violent crimes than blacks as partly evidence by a recent FBI report. And why is crime centered around only violence, when any crime is just as significant, especially white-collar crime? You really need to stop drinking the kool-aid and stop thinking the worst about your own people, if you are indeed a black person.

  7. flyonthewall said:

    April 2, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    @BW thank you for making me clarify. I made the mistake of saying that blacks commit more violent crime than whites. Actually, blacks commit more MURDERS than whites. That IS what I meant, but that is NOT what I said, and I apologize for saying what was actually wrong. [Editor’s note: Well! Fly shows some real maturity here! He expressed something incorrectly, owned up to it, and apologized for the error. Impressive.]

    We black folks commit more murders, but whites commit more violent crimes overall. The rest of the violent crime story, though, is STILL the same as for the ENTIRE crime story: we STILL commit PROPORTIONALLY more of ALL crimes than any other race.

    Here’s the source I found: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43 (Yes, it’s the FBI. :) )

    We’re about 13% of the population and we commit about 30% of all crime, while whites are about 65% of the population and commit about that percent of all crime. What I found REALLY interesting is that whites are arrested for drunken driving and drunkenness like SIX times more than we are! Apparently, “driving while white” is a lot worse than “driving while black.” [Editor’s note: Very interesting side note. I didn’t know this.]

    What stands out the most, though, is that we black folks kill a WHOLE LOT more than white people. And who do we kill? Other black folks. We’re slaughtering ourselves, and you are all about whitey! Sorry, white people just don’t kill black people all that much.

    Brotha Wolf, you have no right to talk to me about my tone when you continue to call me a liar. I am a black man. Okay? All done with that. You don’t hear me accusing anyone else here of being a liar or of being dishonest, even when they and you have called me a liar, and BS has said I’m on crack and delusional. Why is it okay for you and the people who agree with you to be insulting and disrespectful? Is that any way to greet someone who comes to your place and speaks respectfully to you? You should try to live up to the standards you demand of me, whereas I have done nothing but meet or exceed your standards. I’ve been nothing but polite and respectful to you and to everyone here, even as they have been really jerky to me. You should do something about that. Something adult and mature.

    • What table are you reading because I see whites as being tops in a few violent crimes and just a tad behind in murder and manslaughter. We’re almost tie with them in that department. So yeah, try again. [Editor’s note: For BW, apparently, it’s a sporting event with a score. The next few parts of the exchange don’t need any comment, so I’ll just let them happen without comment. :) ]

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 3, 2015 at 4:50 am

        @BW, I gave you the link. This isn’t a game. It’s a simple truth: we commit too much crime, and specifically too much violent crime. You know it and I know it.

        You’re keeping score, but I’m talking about statistics. We are about 13% of the population, and we commit nearly 30% of all crime. We need to get our act together and stop with the self-destructive behavior. Where do you think all this murder is happening? In the cities. Who has owned the cities for decades? Well, lots of times it’s BLACK mayors and city councils. It’s ALWAYS been the stupid, racist Democrats for more than 60 years. It’s America’s greatest tragedy now: blacks killing other blacks in cities largely run by blacks.

        Frankly, I DO blame whitey for that. The liberal white media who won’t talk about black-on-black violence and demand that we cut it out. And you and I both know why they don’t do that. It’s because they’re afraid that you and I are going to yell racism.

    • So just because we’re slightly, ever so slightly more along the lines of murder by over a 100, that makes us horrible people without any explanation? Is that what you’re saying? And besides, this topic is not about black-on-black murders. Stay on topic please.

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 3, 2015 at 4:59 am

        Where did I ever say we’re horrible people? I never did. So in answer to your question, no, that’s not what I’m saying. That’s you trying to put words into my mouth.

        We’re a great people with so much to offer to the world, that we’re squandering on racist excuses that try to fob off our problems on other people who are not nearly as much to blame as we want them to be. Our acts are OUR responsibility. At all times. It’s no one else’s but OUR own fault that WE kill each other in the cities.

        And, actually, black-on-black murder IS on topic. I made the point that black-on-black crime is a MUCH bigger problem in our lives than anything whites are doing to us. And it is.

  8. flyonthewall said:

    April 2, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    One more quick thing. Violent crime IS worse than non-violent crime. I don’t think that’s really debatable. You ask YOURSELF: would YOU want to be pickpocketed or banged on the head with a baseball bat? The answer to that is pretty easy.

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Well! Flyonthewall absolutely owns BW and his readers. It’s no wonder BW banned him! That kitchen’s way too hot for someone of BW’s meager intellect, and inadequate character.

— xPraetorius

Interesting Debate Over at the RGI (Part II)


Remember when I said that in all my interactions with the Race Grievance Industry, they constantly accused me of denying the very existence of white racism? Even though I took great pains to declare that I know full well that white racism does exist. It’s simply not a big problem in American anymore. Well, an interesting exchange happened over at Brotha Wolf’s place recently (here), in which a certain commenter — one “flyonthewall” — debated with Brotha Wolf (BW) and his acolytes. Frankly, fly mopped up the floor — and the walls, ceilings, cellar and two bathrooms — with BW, which led, as it inevitably does, to BW’s banning fly from commenting on his blog.

I know that such banning is inevitable, because a colleague of mine has been the bemused recipient of the same treatment in the past. She engaged BW and his acolytes and did the same mopping up as flyonthewall did. As a result, of course, BW banned her.

Can you imagine that? Banning someone from your blog? I find that unbelievable. I would think that someone who holds beliefs that are important to him or her would welcome challenges!

Nope. Not on the left. The “ideas” of the left are the sclerotic, ossified, weak, brittle, calcified, dessicated, mummified , long-discredited thinking of the ’60’s and ’70’s. But, that doesn’t mean that the holders of this same sad-sack thinking don’t hold onto it with passion, dedication and blind devotion. They are nothing if not fanatically devoted to their old reactionary thoughts.

Well, flyonthewall went on over to BW’s place and infected it with some fresh, commonsensical thinking, which led fairly promptly, of course, to his being banned. However, he did get in some great rhetorical blows that turned poor BW’s arguments into mush on the floor. It was fun to read, and I hope you’ll enjoy following it, below, as much as I did. I’ve added some commentary [in square brackets in red font] in line with the post and subsequent comments.


< ——– BEGINNING OF BROTHA WOLF’S POST AND SUBSEQUENT COMMENTS ——– >

Racism Exists

[Editor’s note: Remember when I said that BW can’t seem to admit that no one denies this? Despite literally dozens, possibly hundreds, of times his interlocutors and I have told him that, yes, racism exists. Now, BW has written an entire post arguing against a point that no one I know of has ever tried to make. ]

“You just have to face it, there just aren’t that many racist incidents against us black people to justify saying that it’s a racist country.”

But then, this person challenged me and my readers to “prove” that racism is still alive and well. However, I have a feeling that doing so will be useless. The problem is trying to convince naysayers that racism exists. Yet, many of those who ask for “proof” will reject it usually as part of the leftist plot of trying to guilt trip white people and trick black folks into thinking that racism is still here when, in their minds, it isn’t. [Editor’s note: so, to date — and I’ve been dealing on-and-off with BW for more than three years now, while flyonthewall is new to this — BW has offered nothing by way of proof, except non-credible, easily impeachable sources. Sources not quite as bad as, say, Al Sharpton, but close enough.]

Well, I shall attempt to show that racism is still alive and well with a few examples. Yes, I will call their bluff and dish out proof that this country’s still heavily racist. Though I know the obvious argument is that it came from the left.

  • Black teens are 21 times more likely to be killed by a cop than white ones. With the ongoing police shootings and killings of black people, it’s a safe bet that this study nails the truth that black people seem scary to cops. [Editor’s note: Obviously BW didn’t read this study. If he had, he might have noticed the little tidbit that said: “Still, lots of the reporting police departments are in larger cities” where blacks are a much larger percentage of the population. More: in the cities, much more violent crime is committed by blacks than whites. More to the point: the fact that black teens are “21 times more likely to be killed by a cop than white ones” is perfectly meaningless without knowing the extent to which black teens are more or less likely to be committing a crime. The proPublica article does not provide this vital piece of information.]
  • A study by the University of Chicago have found that employers are more hesitant to check out applicants with black-sounding names. To put it simply, ‘Amber’ and ‘John’ are more likely to be screened for jobs as opposed to ‘Lakeisha’ and ‘Deshawn’. [Editor’s note: Again, BW is ignorant of the facts behind this little study too. If he were to dig further, he would find out that blacks are vastly more likely to cause expensive problems in any company. They file more HR complaints, more complaints of racism or other HR-related issues. Issues that sometimes require expensive litigation. It is well-known in HR circles that hiring a black man or woman brings a lot more risk with it than hiring a white man or woman. Again, this is just a statistic. Women file more HR claims too. In fact, HR claims involving allegations of race or sex discrimination consistently account for more than 60% of all HR issues every year. (Source: here) HR claims that have to be litigated or settled are expensive. ]
  • The racial empathy gap demonstrates that people are mostly likely to feel empathize with pain and sympathy for white people than blacks as many people associate black skin with evilness and invulnerability. [Editor’s note: This is a study that purports to prove that white people don’t feel the pain of black people. If you read it, the methodology seems okay, if odd. However, you will notice something in this key paragraph from the piece:

For many people, race does matter, even if they don’t know it. They feel more empathy when they see white skin pierced than black. This is known as the racial empathy gap. To study it, researchers at the University of Milano-Bicocca showed participants (all of whom were white) video clips of a needle or an eraser touching someone’s skin. They measured participants’ reactions through skin conductance tests—basically whether their hands got sweaty—which reflect activity in the pain matrix of the brain. If we see someone in pain, it triggers the same network in our brains that’s activated when we are hurt. But people do not respond to the pain of others equally. In this experiment, when viewers saw white people receiving a painful stimulus, they responded more dramatically than they did for black people. Blue emphasis mine. Ummmm…so what happened to studying other races in just the same way? If this kind of reaction is common to all people of all races, then it’s nothing unusual in the white race. This study measured the reactions of only white people in reacting to only black people? It’s a rubbish study, whose findings — absent the understanding of the reactions of all races to all other races — are perfectly meaningless. What if black people reacted even less empathetically to the pain of white people? Would the study authors conclude that blacks were more racist? Or would that be white people’s fault too? What if Chinese people reacted less empathetically to the pain of everyone? ]

  • Research has found that college professors favor white male students over everyone else. [Editor’s note: If you read this, you’ll see that the essay — a piece at http://www.npr.org (the infamous National Public Radio! A pet target of ours here at TPWG! NPR’s “news” is not news, because generally it’s so distorted that, as I’ve often said, “You come out of an NPR “news” broadcast less informed than you went in.”)]
  • Blacks are paid less for the same jobs compared to whites. [BW offers no source here, but I did find this: Research Brief Public Policy Institute of CaliforniaIt’s a bit dated, but has some important information that I suspect has only become more true in the intervening years. It says, for example, this: “if Hispanic workers had the same education levels as white workers, their relative wages would be substantially higher than they are now: 93 cents per dollar for both men and women (see Figure 2). If Hispanics also worked in the same occupations as whites, their wages would be comparable to those of white workers. ” And, it says this: “On average, African American workers also have less education than white workers and are more likely to work in lower-paying occupations. However, if African American workers had the same education levels as white workers, their relative wages would improve by only a few cents per dollar. If they also worked in the same occupations as whites, their relative wages would improve more substantially, to 84 cents per dollar for men and 95 cents per dollar for women.” In other words: the actual reasons for the wage gap that BW’s talking about — at least in California — is because Hispanics and blacks are (1) less educated, and (2) work in fields that pay less. ]
  • Research has shown that people, regardless of race, tend to trust white faces over black faces. [Editor’s note: Well, I read the article. Its first paragraph puts enough doubt into its conclusions that you are forced to admit that you can draw no conclusions from it. Here’s that first paragraph:

“Psychologists have found that people may make economic and trust decisions based on unconscious or unintentional racial biases.”

“May make?” Okay. That means that they may not make such decisions based oin unconscious or unintentional bias too. 

The article continues with this: “The researchers found that the participants’ implicit race attitudes, measured in a subsequent test, predicted disparities in the perceived trustworthiness of Black and White faces. Individuals whose tests demonstrated a stronger pro-White implicit bias were more likely to judge White faces as more trustworthy than Black faces, and vice versa, regardless of that individual’s own race or explicit beliefs.” In other words, 

“While the study’s subjects in both experiments included multiple racial groups, the race of the participants did not account for the findings.

And:

There is not a simple correspondence between individuals’ implicit racial attitudes and their own race,” the researchers explained. “Implicit attitudes are thought to result from many sources beyond one’s own race, including environmental exposure and personal interactions.” (emphasis mine).

So, according to BW, who pointed me to this article, even black people trust white faces more than black faces, and it’s because of environmental exposure and personal interactions! In other words, black people’s personal interactions with white people lead them to trust white faces more than black faces! BW really doesn’t want to use this publication to try to support his point of view! Lol! :) ]

  • Blacks and Hispanics of higher classes will still live in poorer communities than whites with working class incomes. [Editor’s note: Okay. What does this mean? doesn’t pass the “So What” test.]
  • There’s a gap in income and wealth between whites and nonwhites. [Editor’s note: Duh! However, there’s no gap in income between any race if you look at the children of families where the father and mother were married and stayed married. As I hinted at here, (and flyonthewall said here) that’s just not possible in a racist country. ]

For more information, check out the following pages:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/02/civil-rights-act-anniversary-racism-charts_n_5521104.html

http://listcrux.com/top-10-reasons-why-racism-still-exists/

http://www.cracked.com/article_21822_5-studies-that-prove-racism-still-way-worse-than-we-think.html [Editor’s note: I didn’t bother to read these. It was obvious that the other sources that BW used are not going to support his positions, there’s no reason to suppose that HuffPo or listcrux.com or cracked.com is going to shed any real light on the topic. at least not in support of BW’s position!]

As you or anyone can see, racism, is still an American pastime. [Editor’s note: for some, but not for many, and certainly not for anyone who’s been paying attention at all for the past few decades.] In fact, in most cases it’s business as usual, business which benefits white people as a whole. [Editor’s note: Is BW really trying to pretend that nothing’s changed in America in the past few decades? If so, then he’s just a complete moron. Or, as he’s admitted, he’s a racist himself. ] Regardless, another part of racism is to deny that racism exists. [Editor’s note: thank goodness, this doesn’t happen then. :) However, I should note, that “denying that racism exists” is not, obviously, racism. It’s simply an opinion based on whatever the dude or dudette who holds it has used to formulate it. Duh!] Despite overwhelming, indisputable evidence conducted by studies by this nation’s universities and colleges, there will always be those who refuse to see the truth in front of their faces. [Editor’s note: Then, BW should produce some of this “overwhelming, indisputable evidence,” instead of the studies and articles and pieces and features that all seem to prove my point (and that of flyonthewall) rather than his!]

  1. You can pull all the stats, studies and they still will argue the contrary. You know why? Because deep down, they know they are racist. Instead of trying to recognize it and run interference on it when it arises, they deny, deny, deny. That’s why it is useless to argue or debate with them. [Editor’s note: Typical Herneith: drive-by snark, without substance or backup or facts or evidence or anything that actually addresses the topic at hand.]

  2. You will also get the kerchief head clowns joining the white halleluiah chorus. [Editor’s note: Huh?] Contorting yourself in order to conform to white expectations(ones they don’t even follow themselves), is an exercise in futility to say the least. These shuck and jive artists don’t realize that black folk aren’t monolithic. [Editor’s note: Yet as soon as you disagree with any of them,  you instantly get excommunicated, called a white man, a liar and all sorts of other things. What Herneith can’t figure out, because, I suspect, she has a brain the size of a pea, is that she is always saying that blacks are completely monolithic.] They are not sitting around blaming ‘whitey’ for everything that is wrong in their lives, if any. [Editor’s note: Oh? Do tell. Some evidence, please.] However, discussing white supremacy and its’ deleterious effects ,and realizing how it works goes a long way in promoting mental and physical health. [Editor’s note: Huh?] Where do they think many of these ‘pathologies’ came from to start? The ‘I’m doing well, why aren’t the other blacks’? meme doesn’t hold any water. But then again, they aren’t like those worthless Negroes are they? They are the new ‘black’. Another futile group of assholes it isn’t worth ‘debating’ with. [Editor’s note: Huh?] They are suffering from Stockholm syndrome, an appropriate term given their love of white behind kissing. They, like their white racist/supremacist counterparts only deserve derision. [Editor’s note: Here is a woman overtly blaming flyonthewall’s prosperity on “Stockholm Syndrome.” Fly, predictably, bats this out of the park.]

  3. flyonthewallsaid:

    April 3, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Lol! BW, this was a wasted post. No one, myself included, ever said that white racism doesn’t exist.

    These are the indisputable FACTS, though: (1) White racism is WAY less than you think it is. It exists, but it’s not a big problem anymore (2) OUR racism, black racism, is a lot MORE than you are willing to admit. It IS a big problem. We need to admit that and stop it. (3) I said in another post that the differences in economic achievement between the races DISAPPEAR when two-parent families remain intact. You and I both know that would be impossible in a racist country. No one here addressed that, except to call me a liar, a white man, delusional and other nonsense.

    • flyonthewallsaid:

      April 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

      Herneith, you said that black people are not monolithic, yet as soon as I disagreed with Brotha Wolf, I was accused of being a liar and white.

      You say that I’m a victim of Stockholm syndrome. I earn a very, VERY good living. I grew up poor, and took advantage of a completely free education, and have a great job that pays me well into six figures. Some abuse! Some oppression! You implied that I’m worthless, but I’m actually worth a tad north of $2 million. [Editor’s note: Ouch! Pow! Fly makes a pretty good point. Apparently, Herneith’s version of “Stockholm Syndome” is when whitey allows the black dude to get rich! Lololololololll!!!]

      If my “white racist supremacist overlords” are so abusing me, they’re doing it by making me rich. Pretty rotten of them, eh? I sure hope they continue to abuse me in exactly the same way. I’ll hope that in my summer home, and in my nice boat, and in the nice little condo I’m thinking of buying in the Caribbean for the odd weekend getaway with my wife and kids. [Editor’s note: Pow! Herneith made no further reply.]

  4. *YAWN* Here we go again…troll-feeding.

    Statistics don’t mean a damned thing to those cretins who demand them. [Editor’s note: Well, I guess we’ll never know, since flyonthewall was the only one to provide any statistics!] Such persons also cherry-pick the personal experiences of others; if your experience confirms their bias, they will believe it – if it doesn’t, they won’t. [Editor’s note: This is obviously untrue. There is no need to “cherry pick” through the statistics. There are a plethora of them that support fly’s point-of-view. ]

    Just give them the ban-hammer and let them run back to Stormfront! [Editor’s note: In other words: “just shut ’em up ’cause I got nothin’ to counter what he’s sayin’.]

  5. flyonthewallsaid:

    April 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    @sepultura13, are you just another one who can’t answer the question? Can you tell me why all differences in economic achievement between races DISAPPEAR completely, when a two-parent family remains intact? I gave the source in another post. What you said about confirmation bias is apparently YOUR problem, not mine. I had to go AGAINST everything I was told to become successful. Maybe you should try thinking independently, instead of engaging in mindless name-calling. [Editor’s note: Flyonthewall is nothing if not persistent! I wish him luck! The RGI has a lot of emotional and financial well-being invested in the fraud that white racism is all over the place. ]

  6. Flyonthewall, you asked for proof. I gave it to you. And yet, you still reject it. I had enough of this. You are banned from my den. [Editor’s note: Aaaaaaannnnd, out comes the ban! :) Wow! BW sure must have the courage of his convictions, eh?!? After all, only a man truly confident of his beliefs would permit no opposing viewpoints. As I might have mentioned: BW is nothing but a sheep in wolf’s clothing. :) ]

  7. flyonthewallsaid:

    April 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Are you serious?!? I rejected nothing.

    I haven’t had a chance to respond to your post! Do you just want me to toss back a response, or do you want me to READ your links?

    You provided something like a dozen links. Do you think I’m going to have an instant response for you?

    So, I do you the HONOR of reading what you post carefully, and you ban me? You’re kidding, right?!?

    How does not responding in the timeframe you apparently arbitrarily decided on constitute “rejection” of your premise? If you have any integrity whatsoever, you will take back your silly ban, and abandon the idea of banning ANYONE in the future. It’s the coward’s way out, and it’s unworthy of someone who pretends to have a point of view that he holds dear. [Editor’s note: Bam!!! Don’t tick off the fly! Not sure how this post even appeared, though… I thought the fly was banned.]

    If your point of view is so fragile that it can’t stand a little challenge here and there, then you obviously don’t believe what you say, or are completely insecure in your beliefs. Again, if you have any integrity whatsoever, you will take back your silly ban. [Editor’s note: Bam again!]

    • I can take a challenge. [Editor’s note: Apparently not.] I accepted yours and presented evidence. [Editor’s note: And I just reviewed his “evidence.” It proves my points more than BW’s. I await flyonthewall’s response to the same “evidence.” If, that is BW doesn’t ban him. “Banning” — the coward’s way out.] You’re the one who can’t handle my point of view. It’s evidenced in your responses. And let’s be honest, nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING you said was new, [Oh? the “marriage” thing was new. The study that produced the “marriage” conclusions is new. Yep. It’s new. ] as I heard it a million and one times before. [Editor’s note: Nope. You never heard the marriage thing. It’s brandy new.] I can respect your POV, [Editor’s note: Uhhhhh…no, apparently he can’t] but you’ve constantly disrespected mine and turned this into a topic about you, black crime and how much you like white people. So, goodbye because your kind of small-minded thinking and house negro ass [Editor’s note: Did BW really call flyonthewall a “house negro?” Wow! What a dirtbag! Fly did mention that he got pretty ticked off at that when it happened before!] kissing is no longer allowed here. Adios.

      • flyonthewallsaid:

        April 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm

        So, you prevent me from responding, then berate me for not responding? Are you serious? [Editor’s note: Uhhhhh…yeah! That’s how they operate in RGI-land, fly! Didn’t you know that?!? :) ] No, apparently you’re not.

        Again, if you have any integrity whatsoever, you will allow me to respond to your post, and abandon the silly idea of banning anyone.

      • Goodbye, flyonthewall. You’re not serious about this topic. So why bother conversing let alone debating with an obvious troll?

< ——– END OF BROTHA WOLF’S POST AND SUBSEQUENT COMMENTS ——– >


In other words, regarding BW’s last post, he’s tired of not landing a single punch on the flyonthewall. Fly used BW as a rag with which to mop up the kitchen floor and, I guess, BW grew tired of that.

Interestingly, fly was only polite, respectful, nice and way more genteel than the fascistic BW deserved. However, fly made his points, and BW got badly trounced in the exchange. I’ll go back there later to see what else BW and his minions post there. He typically likes to brag that he sure showed that guy! By banning him he showed everyone just how courageous and brave he is. All the while proving only what a cowardly petty, little, small-minded martinet he really is.

A real sheep in wolf’s clothing.

— xPraetorius

Interesting Debate Over at the RGI


As you all know, I follow a certain “Brotha Wolf‘s” blog. He’s a pawn of the Race Grievance Industry and a dyed-in-the-wool racist. He’s convinced that white people are nothing more than racists, or closeted racists. Furthermore, according to Brotha Wolf, America is a country awash in racism directed at him and other black people. Brotha Wolf is, all-in-all, nothing more than a typical blind follower of his leftist masters. He’s a sheep in wolf’s clothing.

However, in the exchange that I’m going to show you, he has conceded there are are some decent white people.

Maybe BW can grow, after all! It has not looked good up ’til now.

I had a back-and-forth with him a while ago, that was typified by the following pattern: (1) I’d throw out a concept for discussion, and (2) Brotha Wolf’s readers, and BW himself, would simply accuse me of racism and ignore the challenge. After a while, Brotha Wolf banned me which, as I’ve noticed, is a habit of the left. They silence those whom they cannot best in debate.

Well, apparently someone else has gotten under BW’s pelt now! A certain “flyonthewall” has engaged BW and his readers and posited a simple challenge to them: flyonthewall, a black man, asked Brotha Wolf and his readers to explain how it is that in a supposedly racist country, economic differences between the races disappear completely if a family’s parents were married and stayed married. In other words, there is no meaningful difference whatsoever in the economic achievement of any race if the people being observed had parents who were married and stayed married.

Needless to say, Brotha Wolf has not liked this one bit, and has come at flyonthewall with all rhetorical guns blazing. He’s called fly a liar, a white man, and worst of all — horrors! — a “Conservative!”

For those of you who followed my colleagues’ and my various run-ins with the RGI, you’ll recall that I catalogued all the ways in which the RGI dodges, evades or ignores invitations to engage in substantive discussion. I called it: “CoMIRSUS(LiMiR)MOMOPE”(1) and Brotha Wolf broke it all out in his interaction with “flyonthewall.”

But he hasn’t addressed flyonthewall’s challenge. Nor has anyone of his readers. The juvenile Herneith weighed in and did her usual: all insults all the time, and no substance. Another reader, MzNikita did the same thing. I’ve reproduced the exchange below, because I don’t know whether BW will keep it up. Of course, BW has realized that he’s not intellectually up to the fly’s challenge, so is threatening to ban him. What a shame. You know, I’ve never once seen a Conservative blog ban anyone. Not once.

Without further ado, here is BW’s blog post, and the subsequent comments. I’ve added some additional comments in [square brackets and in red font] in line with the post and the comments.


 <————-  BEGINNING OF BROTHA WOLF’S POST  AND COMMENTS ————->

 

Denying Experiences of Racism

 Lately, more and more people continue to tell me that racism against blacks, or people of color, doesn’t exist. [Editor’s Note: This is Brotha Wolf’s (sometimes I refer to him as “BW”) obsession, and is a profound weakness of his thinking. No one pretends that racism against blacks doesn’t exist. I must have said that phrase more than a hundred times to BW, but he just droned gamely on as if I’d never said it. You’ll see that theme repeating itself in the exchange below in BW’s interaction with flyonthewall. It implies a question: how can you take seriously the arguments of someone who plainly can’t understand a basic point of the discussion,a nd who argues passionately against a point that no one’s trying to make?] Most of the time, their reasons seem unsubstantial or nonexistent altogether. Whatever explanations that are given, however, seem to hark back on everything from the Civil Rights Movement to the election of the nation’s first half-black President. [Editor’s Note: What does this mean?] Somehow, those and other certain events signify that racism is a thing of the past [Editor’s note: See? No one has ever said this, that I’ve ever heard or seen, and I’ve been paying attention for a very long time] and that any accusations of racism today are not only bogus but racist in itself. [Editor’s Note: and no one said that accusations of racism are racist themselves either. This is another problem with the left and the RGI: they make things up. It’s a serious problem, because even if they have points, which surely they do, they’re buried in a dense fog of paranoid, over-the-top, ridiculous fabrications and falsehoods. How can you identify a germ of truth in a pile of muck like that?]

Basically, the experiences of African Americans in this country continue to get discounted over and over by those who strongly claim that racism no longer exists. [Editor’s Note: See?] Yet, some of the same naysayers believe that racism against whites is on the rise. [Editor’s Note: It’s easy to make that point. The racism of black people is rewarded with talk shows (Al Sharpton) and high posts in government (Eric Holder)] If racism is no longer here, then shouldn’t that mean that there is no racism against whites by that line of reasoning? [Editor’s Note: And again, BW tries to argue against a point that no one has made.]

The objectors that refute the existence of racism [Editor’s Note: who don’t exist :) ] will go out of their way to tell you so even if and when you’ve gone through a racial experience no matter the magnitude. They will let you know how race was never a factor. It was anything else but racial. And to assume that it is racial is, of course, racist. [Editor’s Note: In all my interactions with BW, I’ve never seen anyone try to make this point. BW spends his time and effort trying to swat away arguments that no one’s ever made to him.]

The real deal is that denying the existence of racism helps to continue to cycle of racism. [Editors’ Note: Then I guess BW has nothing to worry about, thank goodness! :) ] It doesn’t make things better. Just the opposite. Refuting the experiences, including the emotions of those who’ve been through a racist situation, is to deny the humanity of those who have had theirs harmed in some way. [Editor’s Note: Thank goodness, then, that no one’s trying to do this. :) Flyonthewall never does this in the interaction below either.] Refusing to listen or learn is a sign of shallow arrogance, especially when that person turns around and starts explaining why you are wrong even though they, themselves, have no idea what’s being discussed. [Editor’s note: This is actually kind of funny, coming from BW who apparently spends all his time tilting at imaginary windmills. ]

My suggestion is simple; shut up, listen and learn. It’s that simple. You are not remotely aware of what it’s like being a person of color in this nation. [Editor’s Note: He said this to a black man. I guess BW’s none too bright.] So, to talk as if you do know makes yourself look like a total asswipe. Why not try to humble yourselves, open your minds and then, you may learn something. You may even start to realize how denying a disease like racism will only lead to terminal damage. [Editor’s Note: And this sounds vaguely like a threat to do some kind of deadly violence to fly. BW is nothing if not a constant confirmation of all the negative stereotypes that racist white people have of blacks. Thank goodness, he’s only one person! ]

34 THOUGHTS ON “DENYING EXPERIENCES OF RACISM”

  1. ” Refuting the experiences, including the emotions of those who’ve been through a racist situation, is to deny the humanity of those who have had theirs harmed in some way.” ..And, that is the crux of what these blithering half-wits Knowingly refuse to acknowledge because in short they do not ever want to admit that POC are Humans with all the full rights, honor and respect that come with it-to do so would be to finally face and own uP to all the demonic acts and atrocities [Editor’s Note: “Demonic acts and atrocities?” Seriously? Is this supposed to pass for deep thinking? Is this supposed to be something that someone who read it would contemplate and feel the need to react to? ] that their folks have committed against to all people of “color”, and still continue to do so to this very day! [Editor’s Note: Yep. We white folds are all out here commiting “demonic acts and atrocities” against black people. I’d like to hear what this nitwit considers “demonic acts and atrocities.” Disgusting things like welfare? The atrocity of SNAP? How about the unconscionable horror of Affirmative Action?]

  2. Denying racism is the new racism. [Editor’s Note: Huh?] The dominant can go about their business of discriminating and harassing POC and Black folk, then deny it because it would confront them of their racism/white supremacy and they can’t take it. Their egos are so fragile. [Editor’s Note: Actually, we’re probably spending our time working so that we can pay the taxes that pay for this.] So they come up with new ways of practicing racism while they deny it at the same time. [Editor’s Note: Yuh. Because we white folks all have so much time on our hands just to sit around and think of “new ways of practicing racism.” It is funny when people violate xPraetorius’s First Law: You are not as big on others’ radar screen as you think you are. It might surprise black folks to realize that the vast majority of us white folks spend very little, if no time at all, thinking about black people in general, white people in general, yellow, purple, green or mauve people in general. We simply don’t have the time. And, xPraetorius’s First Law says that even if we did have the time, we wouldn’t have the inclination.]

    S.B.

    • flyonthewall said:

      March 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Stephanie: this is nonsense. What REAL discrimination have you experienced? And when you tell me that, you’d better tell me that you’ve NEVER accepted any government services like welfare, SNAP, WIC or any other things like that. Because those are REAL discrimination in FAVOR of black folks. [Editor’s note: Ouch! Pow!] Yes, I know that the majority of welfare goes to poor white women, but we black folks get DISPROPORTIONATELY more than any other race. Learn the concept of “DISPROPORTIONATE.” Brotha Wolf doesn’t understand it, so he can’t ever understand our real situation in America. We commit DISPROPORTIONATELY more crime than any other race, we commit more VIOLENT crime, in real terms, than any other race, and we GET more free money and other free stuff — DISPROPORTIONATELY — than any other race. If you can’t understand that, then you will never understand what our REAL situation in America is all about. And you certainly can’t ever understand racism. I posted a challenge to the readers here to tell me why the differences in success between races disappear completely based only on whether or not kids’ parents are married. What do YOU say about that? Please try to post a serious reply, not just a personal attack. [Editor’s note: I fear that fly’s hope for a serious reply will be frustrated. :) ]

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    Denying racism is the new racism. The dominant can go about their business of discriminating and harassing POC and Black folk, then deny it because it would confront them of their racism/white supremacy and they can’t take it. Their egos are so fragile. So they come up with new ways of practicing racism while they deny it at the same time.

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  5. flyonthewall said:

    March 25, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Dude! I’ve been watching your blog for a while, and you keep saying some things that are just completely wrong. You said “If racism is no longer here, then shouldn’t that mean that there is no racism against whites by that line of reasoning?” [Editor’s note: This is actually flyonthewall’s first post in response to the original blog post. He responded to others that happened before this post. ]

    No one is saying that there’s no white racism. [Editor’s Note: Remember when I said that you would see this theme? Here it is.] You got into it with a guy who must have said a hundred times that there was still white racism but that it just wasn’t a big problem anymore. [Editor’s note: I suspect that this “guy” to whom fly refers was really our extremely erudite colleague here at the Praetorian Writers’ Group, a petite black woman who chewed BW up and spit him out in a lengthy debate, before BW banned her.] He never said racism was all gone, and you kept trying to tell him he had! How can you get anything right if you’re not even arguing against what the other guy is saying?

    You have a bunch of the same BS in this post itself. I’ve never heard anyone deny white racism. Who denies white racism? Who’s ever denied it? No one I’VE ever heard and I’ve been keeping up with things for a long time. [Editor’s Note: well, that states it pretty clearly.]

    And if white racism’s not a big problem anymore, that doesn’t mean that BLACK racism ISN’T on the rise against whites. Frankly it is. You and I both know it. Look, Brotha, I’m a black dude, and I’ve seen white racism but I see them falling all over themselves to be REALLY nice to me a whole lot more.

    And you know what? White racism has never had a negative effect on my life. But I DID get a free education, and so did my two brothers and three sisters, and my mother. All from colleges that fell all over themselves to give my family an education so that I could have skills that I could use to get a good job. And I DID get a good job. Guess what, those free educations all came from the white people who put affirmative action in place. [Editor’s Note: Here, flyonthewall echoes what we said: (1) if you get a good education, (2) learn to speak well, (3) work hard, (4) get along well with other, and (5) present yourself well in public, you should have no problem prospering in America, regardless of your race.]

    But I hear black people say REALLY racist things about white people all the time. Like it’s nothing! And no one calls them on it. In YOUR blog too you have people saying things about all white people, and you never correct them. That’s racist! If you say evil things about white people ONLY BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, then that’s just as racist as if white people do it! How do you not see that? And I never see white people doing it. Sure, they used to do it, but not anymore, and black people do it all the time!

    • The guy I engaged with kept saying racism was no big deal. I disagreed and explained why that’s so from a perspective of a person of color, someone who went through it, witnessed it, and researched about it. To that end, I see that racism is still a major problem through many examples that are documented. [Editor’s Note: BW’s sources are always publications known for wild exaggeration or fabrications. He never cites any credible sources. ]

      There have been people who deny the experiences of POC who have dealt with racism. I’ve seen it happen. I’ve heard it happen. There are stories upon stories of this. [Editor’s Note: what does this mean?]

      If white people are being nicer to you than black people, then that’s nice. Although, I question why that is so.

      You really don’t think white racism has had a negative impact in your life. If that’s what you think, have you ever questioned your reasoning? [Editor’s note: Huh? ] If that’s true, you’re lucky, because not a lot of people can say that with a straight face. White racism effected me directly and indirectly in ways that pan out to those who are also in the know about racism. [Editor’s note: Huh?]

      I have never said racist things about white people because of their skin. [Editor’s note: Yes he has, but more to the point, he allows his acolytes to say deeply racist things, including musings about the death or murder of all white people on earth. Here, for example. ] I said what I’ve said due to current events, personal and societal, and have commented accordingly. My colleague Lavern Merriweather is the same way. She takes on examples of racism, mostly found in the media and breaks it down point by point.

      If you’re here to tell me how wrong I am for speaking my mind against white racism, go ahead. But I am not wrong when I say that white racism is still prevalent. [Editor’s note: “Prevalent?” If he’s going to make the statement that it’s “prevalent” ie, that it has prevailed, he needs to show some kind of evidence that white racism has “won” the day in America.] I’m also disturbed by your reasoning that black people are somehow more racist than whites. I strongly disagree. [Editor’s Note: Okay. Got some reasons? ] Black people don’t have the power to be racist against whites nowhere near the magnitude of white racism against blacks. That’s a cold hard fact no matter how you slice it. [Editor’s note: It’s a cold hard opinion, no matter how you slice it. The most powerful man in the world is a black man. Presumably he has the power and ability to do things that affect the entire country?]

    • What you call ‘racism’ against whites I call K-A-R-M-A. The bible says “what you sow, you will also reap”.

  6. I was just reading an older article about a film called “A little White Lie” by Lacey Schwartz where she talks about not always knowing about her black heritage and being the result of an affair between her Jewish mother’s affair with a Black family friend. As I was reading the comments section of the news article, I’ve notice how some of these people had the ” Who cares”, ” She( Lacey) wants fame..” ” Or that I could have told her that she was Black..”Overall, it just seemed like these people ..a great deal of them I suspect was White..didn’t want to discuss this young woman because they didn’t want to accept the truth about her.

    It wasn’t that long ago that I commented on Ankh’s blog about a similar issue through by another blogger and he said that he was disgusted how people want to learn everything good about his culture/history,but not talk about his struggles about him being a young Filipino-American man. Just like Lacey..some of those commenters didn’t want to discuss her struggles of being the product of an affair and/or being a Black/Jewish woman.

    There was one comment where this guy didn’t get why Lacey would discuss her heritage and then blabbed on it seemed not to apply to other minorities. I just nodded my head. White society want to learn about you..then don’t want to do it. They ” know” every thing about you..but don’t want to learn the truth about you. It seemed evident that he was one of those kind of guys who was who didn’t know squat about Black folks,why we have racial classifications,who gave them to us and just wanted to make it seem that we were ” complaining” as always. [Editor’s note: More anecdotes that are impossible to extend to the country as a whole. The RGI is awash in isolated anecdotes that show nothing that can help anyone understand the bigger picture. The isolated anecdotes are all sad, poignant stories, but … irrelevant. I love how this commenter is able to take this tiny set of incidents and extrapolate across the entire population of white people. Can you imagine what everyone (literally everyone) would say if someone said that a black man had killed a white man, therefore all black men were murderers? ]

  7. flyonthewall said:

    March 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Brotha, you know no one denies anyone’s experience with racism. But one experience by one person doesn’t mean that the whole country is racist. Come on! You get all upset whenever you think that people are projecting the acts of one black man on our entire race. And you’re RIGHT to get upset about that. Why would you think it’s okay to do the very same thing to other races? [Editor’s note: Bang!] It’s not okay. It’s racist. You say that the experience of African Americans gets discounted. I don’t know where you get that idea. This whole country OBSESSES on the experiences of black people. Do you ever watch the news? It’s been nothing but Ferguson and Staten Island and Trayvon Martin and this and that for YEARS. [Editor’s note: Bang!] We’ve been doing nothing as a country BUT agonize over the experience of black people since even before Obama was President. You just have to face it, there just aren’t that many racist incidents against us black people to justify saying that it’s a racist country. Just the opposite in fact. You don’t see any of us trying to get out, do you? And why would we? [Editor’s note: I’ve made this point too. I wonder if flyonthewall reads this blog.] We have it a WHOLE LOT better here than just about anyone else in the world! [Editor’s note: Good point. You’ll see that no one addresses that point anywhere in this exchange. That last phrase sums up just about every interaction that I’ve ever had with the RGI… and now, apparently, flyonthewall has had the same experience. He takes it in stride, though. He never succumbs to fits of pique.] But we STILL have to work for it and grab it. I did. I got my free education, and I used it to get a good job. So did the rest of my brothers and sisters, and we all live in the so-called racist south. None of us had any problems in our lives that we could trace back to white racism. You need to open your eyes, Brotha.

    • Flyonthewall, you are doing exactly what this article is talking about, whether you know it or not. You’re dismissing an article that discusses the dismissal of the experiences of racism against blacks. That is the problem. And I think it’s you that needs to open his eyes. [Editor’s note: And, as flyonthewall says later, BW completely discounts fly’s experience all the while claiming that fly has discounted BW’s. Fly did no such thing. He simply stated the obvious. An anecdote here or an anecdote there doesn’t tell you anything about the larger picture. Brotha Wolf’s thesis is that America is racist. He supports that thesis with isolated stories and individual anecdotes and all manner of things that tell nothing of the larger picture. Fly, on the other hand, posits a study that deals with the big picture.  In order not to be inconsistent, I don’t have a great deal of respect for “studies.” They’re easy to distort and to manipulate to provide the answers that the study authors are looking for. However, this particular group with whom flyonthewall is arguing, reveres studies, particularly those from the most questionable of sources. They gleefully point to such studies to bolster their points of view. Fly, though, has found a study from a Harvard professor. BW and his group think that if it comes from Harvard, it’s gospel truth. Usually, of course, anything coming from Harvard is reliably moronic and blindly left-wing.]

  8. flyonthewall said:

    March 26, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Sounds like YOU’RE dismissing MY experiences Brotha. Why are MY experiences not important? Why are MY experiences less revealing than anyone else’s? What do you say to people like Stephen Smith who are saying that we should vote Republican because the Democrats are just taking us for granted? [Editor’s note: Another good point by the fly.] What do you say to the FACT that if your parents were married and stayed together then economic differences between the races absolutely DISAPPEAR. No difference between black, white, Hispanic, Chinese, Indian, Native American. No difference whatsoever. The same fact stated differently: ALL kids of parents who stay together have a 90% chance of prospering in America. There’s absolutely no difference between the races. That’s just not possible in a racist country. My source for that statistic is right here: http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/files/Geography%20Executive%20Summary%20and%20Memo%20January%202014.pdf.

    The dude is a Harvard Professor. Is that a good enough source? And if you’re going to try to tell me that white people are responsible for OUR marriage rates, then you have to know that’s just crazy. They don’t tell us what to do. And if they did, we sure wouldn’t do it! :)

  9. Flea, erm I mean “Flyonthewall”-How fitting a name for someone who displays such a Pestilence like attitude! “I’m-a-black-dude-and-whites-aren’t-that-bad” blah, blah, blaH please step uP yo’ troll game if you want someone to even pretend to swallow the weak azz tripe that your’e tryin’ to dish out, here-HA! [Editor’s note: this is typical of BW’s acolytes. They are unable to say anything of substance, so they insult, jeer, sneer, evade and avoid actually addressing the challenge fly issued.]

  10. flyonthewall said:

    March 27, 2015 at 3:07 am

    @MzN: Why don’t you try a serious reply? Your personal attack was feeble. What do YOU say about the FACT that if you count only children of couples who stayed married, there is no difference WHATSOEVER between how ALL the races do in America? That just would not be possible in a racist country. I gave you actual government statistics. What do you say about that? [Editor’s note: I’ve tried this too. It never went very far. :) ]

    • Just go kiss some white ass and be done with it. Quit ranting and raving! [Editor’s note: I know this commenter. She’s a barely literate, hard-core racist for whom this is typical fare. Here is another “contribution” from Herneith. It’s funny how the ones who rant and rave constantly castigate others for ranting and raving. If you read on, you will see that flyonthewall maintains a thoroughly civil tone throughout.]

  11. Here is a story of racism. The poor oppressed lad:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3011286/Grandmother-left-15-000-debt-toyboy-husband-Gambia-disappeared-turning-violent-soon-married.html [Editor’s note: No one responded to this, but it is in lonely support of flyonthewall.]

  12. flyonthewall said:

    March 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    I challenge the readers of this blog to give me real concrete evidence that white folks harm black folks more than BLACK folks harm OTHER black folks. No anecdotes. No “Everyone knows” bs, no publications from partisan web sites. Just sources that everyone recognizes, and real statistics that cover the entire country. I just showed you all something above, when I cited government statistics that show that ALL races prosper equally if the parents are and stay married. And I gave a source that uses government statistics to show that. I then provided a link to the summary of that study, and that link has other links to the entire study. That equal prosperity based only on the marital status of a family’s parents just would not be possible in a racist country. So YOU show me where you have REAL evidence that this country’s racist. I have REAL evidence that this country discriminates in our FAVOR way more than it discriminates against us. And I can point to the gift of an education at an expensive university that would have cost me more than $100,000. I got it for free, based only no the fact that my skin is black. Well, dark brown. [Editor’s note: Ultimately, no one even addressed this rather interesting point. Flyonthewall dares BW and his readers to counter two things: (1) that the marriage thing is not trues, or (2) that is is not proof that America is not a racist country. I wrote a post on this topic here. Again, I wonder whether flyonthewall reads this blog.]

    • Oh, I’ll give you some evidence. Look at what this racist in New Orleans forced these harmless Domino’s customers to do:

      http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2015/03/dominos_delivery_driver_slain.html

      Is that not discrimination?! [Editor’s note: X2 provides a link to an article in which a black man killed a white pizza delivery man. Of course, no one ever heard about it except locally. I wonder about this guy’s name — X2 — is he somehow trying to make a link to my blog?]

    • If you are a black person as you claim to be, and you live in America, you would’ve already experienced or witnessed white racism in some way, shape or form. [Editor’s note: BW begins the evasion process in earnest. The first part: suggest that flyonthewall is lying.]

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 1, 2015 at 2:04 am

        Yes. I’ve experienced white racism, and it really pissed me off. But if I’m going to be honest, well then here it is: I’ve experienced three prominent incidents of white racism in my life. Each had to do with a muttered racial epithet by a white person who got hot under the collar when they heard my less typical points-of-view. As you can probably tell, I don’t think of things in the usual way. Each of the two white guys, and the one black woman who called me a “house ni**er” were angry because I didn’t toe their line in an argument.

        But I’ve seen a whole lot more black racism directed at whites. It’s easy and casual with us, isn’t it? All the time we call white people all sorts of things that we’d never allow them to call us without screaming bloody murder.

        And still being honest, they’ve given me a free education that would have cost me a lot more than $100,000. I used that to get myself a GREAT job that pays me a lot MORE than $100,000. I work for a white boss who treats me really well, and he and I work really well together.

        I’m a black guy, so I know lots of black people. My friends are mostly black. And some of them have had much worse experiences than mine. Usually they’ve been involved with the criminal justice system. Guess what. Every time it was because they committed a crime. They told me all about them! What are the cops SUPPOSED to do? Not arrest them?

        I have other black friends who have had experiences a lot like mine. They went to good colleges, got scholarships to go there and all have good jobs now. Here’s the simple truth. America has treated me pretty well. White people have treated me pretty well. I followed the rules, but they were reasonable rules. I got myself some employable skills, and I got educated and I got a job. Just like that. All of my friends from the hood who got into trouble got into trouble because they did something bad. I STILL have friends who came out of prison after robbing a liquor store and blame it all on whitey. I’ve said to them that, perhaps, they shouldn’t have robbed the liquor store, and they all say that THEIR robbery was the white man’s fault. They’ve baked their own failure into their own lives. White people make up 65% of this country. Of course they shouldn’t treat us badly, but WE should kind of try to interact with them too. After all, there’s a lot of them!

      • You realize how you sound when you disregard racism and then say you’re a victim of racism? That makes no sense.

      • You realize how you sound when you disregard racism and then say you’re a victim of racism? That makes no sense.

        No he doesn’t. That’s part of being delusional. [Editor’s note: Herneith, as usual, doesn’t back up anything she says, she just say it. She’s not too bright. Most bigots aren’t.]

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 2, 2015 at 12:47 pm

        If you look at what I’ve written, you’ll see that nowhere in there do I disregard white racism. I’m just HONEST about it. I don’t pretend that it’s been a problem in my life, because it hasn’t. And I’ve seen how, as a black person, if you make an effort you can do just fine in America. There IS white racism out there, but it won’t get in your way. My story just isn’t possible in a racist America.

        Contrary to what you said, I’ve never been a victim of racism. I’ve had racism directed at me, but I was never the victim of it. I didn’t tell you what I did when the white guys and the black woman called me a “house ni**er.” I just laughed at them, and asked them if they knew how utterly STUPID they sounded in calling me that name. The white guys fell all over themselves apologizing to me, and that was when I realized that I had SERIOUS power over them. I told them that I could tell people what they had called me, and that they’d be ruined. They got even paler, if you can believe it, and begged me not to tell anyone, and that it was all just the heat of the moment and all that. The black woman just got all flustered and said it was true and turned and walked away. No, I was never the victim of racism, I was the conqueror of racism.

      • So, deep down, racism has never ever affected you, not in the slightest? That’s really hard for me to believe.

    • I haven’t had time to properly address you, but I found some time. So, here goes.

      We can, and some will, give you examples of white racism such as police murders of unarmed black folks by mostly white cops, the prison industrial complex that punishes poor black folks harshly for minor offenses. As well as the educational system that omits mostly black history from their pages. I could go on and on about examples that have been documented by non-partisan examiners and authors, but something tells me you would just reject them anyway as you will claim they are somehow liberal. You’re not fooling anyone with that. People will list examples and like an article I recently wrote, you will reject them as examples of white racism. Be for real. That’s what you really had planned, right?

      Whether you want to believe it or not, this IS a racist country. It has been since day one when they slaughtered Native Americans and kidnapped our ancestors for slavery. And we’re supposed to ignore those and other historical truths? Seriously?

      You see, people think that that kind of history is in the past, but racism is still alive and well against POC. I already listed some quick examples for you at the beginning. But I think you will just shift the blame back onto black folks for not having a proper behavior as if we’re a monolith of deviants. If you truly are a black person, and I highly doubt that you are as I’ve seen people like you pretend to be POC and sound like an angry conservative white person, you would know that. If fact, most of us are not criminals. Statistics prove that those who are are a tiny minority among us, and if you think otherwise, believing that most crime is caused by blacks and that most blacks are criminals, you are thinking like a racist white person.

      I would like to think the U.S. is post racial, but that is not the case. We are all human beings. Yes. But we are not all treated like human beings. There is still such a thing is white privilege, male privilege, straight privilege, etc. You see, this nation sees those outside the “norm” as somehow less than human, including you, if you really are a black person as you claim to be.

      Maybe times are changing, but this country is still highly racist against POC. You see it everywhere. If you can’t, maybe you need to get your eyes checked. Nothing you can say can convince me otherwise as I’ve been a victim of racism, and I see it in the most covert forms. In truth, I am living proof of white racism, because I am the descendant of a family who were once slaves, and yes, I mentioned slavery. (Deal with it.)

      So, you can say how awful black people are even so much as without a forethought to ask why, but the fact is I heard it before. Like I said, people like you who claim to be black will come here and tells me how awful black people are against whites while claiming how not racist white people and better white people are. Let’s get an understanding here, I don’t believe that white people are naturally evil. I know many, many good white people out there. I think most of them are good people. But I WILL NOT hold back when I say there are those who are lost in their ignorance, bigotry and hatred. Even the nicest white people are not immune to racism. That doesn’t mean they are evil. But that doesn’t mean that I should keep quiet about it, nor should I ignore that history and society has origins that are alive today. To do so would be intellectually negligent.

      You see flyonthewall, you can go on and on with your rantings until you finally breakdown and say something you can’t take back. I will probably ban you from my den before that happens. But when POC discuss how racism has affected them in some way, don’t you dare tell them their experiences are insignificant just because you BELIEVE they mean nothing to you. They, as well as I, were being honest. Why not be honest and tell us that you’re not who you say you are, or are you that pathetic to live a lie to get a pointless point across. All I’m saying is be real or be gone. The choice if yours.

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 1, 2015 at 2:45 am

        Are you serious? Is this how you treat everyone who disagrees with you? You called me an angry white man? You’ll have to take me at my word that I’m a black man. I can’t prove it to you other than to say that I am. You can’t prove to me that YOU’RE a black man. But I never questioned your honesty or the sincerity of your beliefs. Why would you do that to me? As far as “angry” is concerned, where have you see me be anything but mild-mannered and respectful in this conversation?

        You did mischaracterize what I said. I never said that most crime is committed by blacks. We commit DISPROPORTIONATELY more crime. The statistics are all there. Whites are about 65% of the country, and they commit about 40% of all crime. we’re about 13% of the population and we commit more than 30% of all crimes. [Editor’s note: flyonthewall gets it wrong here, but not very. Here’s a good story on black crime. The crime that dares not say its name — at least in the media.]

        Any black man is more than eight times more likely to commit a crime than any white man. And any black man is more than 50 times more likely to commit a VIOLENT crime than any white man. Still and all, whites commit more crime overall than blacks. There. I said it again. It would be a lot worse of me to ignore OUR problem than to obsess on white crime.

        There are no more killings of black folks by white cops than before. The media have just decided to cover it a lot more. But again the statistics don’t lie. Deaths by cop shooting of ALL races are way, way down over the past years.

        The educational system tells a lot about black history. I know, I went through it and my kids are going through it now. Let’s face it, white people got this country going. Yes, they did slavery to us, but that’s long, long in the past. The simple truth is, if there hadn’t been slavery you and I would be stuck in Africa who knows where. Yes, slavery was really bad, but you and I got lucky because of it.

        You talk about killing Indians. Okay, they did. But that’s the story of all people who ever got it into their heads to build a country. The percentage of us who get in to trouble with the law is about a third. That’s not a tiny minority, Brotha. It’s a minority, but not a tiny one. And you should admit that I never said that most crime is committed by black people. This privilege nonsense is just that, nonsense. I’ve never been harmed by anyone pulling privilege on me. Or using some imaginary privilege against me.

        Okay you mentioned slavery so what? I can mention things that are 150 years in the past too. Don’t you think it’s long past time to move on? Like I said before, I’M damned lucky there was slavery. That was what brought my father’s side of the family here and half my mother’s side. And it made me an American and a wealthy man. White people have always treated me like a human being. My problem with them is that they’re too careful around me. They talk really, really carefully around me because they worry that I’m going to go all sensitive on them. I have to tell them all the time just to be themselves. Some of them do, and a lot of them don’t. WE poisoned that well. WE made it so that white people have to watch every f**king word out of their mouths.

        Times aren’t changing, Brotha. They changed a long time ago. It’s long past time for us to recognize that and to cut the crap. [Editor’s note: Powerful point, powerfully made.]

        Did I ever say that white people are better, Brotha Wolf? I did not. But you know what? They’re a whole lot better than YOU think they are. All I did was open my mind and let them be who they are. [Editor’s note: Another powerful point, powerfully made. As you will see, an open mind is not something you will find in great supply in the RGI.] I found a lot of good friends and valuable colleagues that way. And lots of them are white. And I didn’t say black people are horrible. You have no right to try to put words in my mouth. I didn’t do that to you.

        Yes, there are racist white people. But not one has ever harmed me. I don’t care what they’re thinking. That’s on them. I care if they’re going to be a problem for me, and you know what, they’ve done nothing but give me things, including a free education that’s making me a rich man. [Editor’s note: Still another powerful point, powerfully made. quite a 1-2-3 sequence here, by flyonthewall.]

        Where did I ever say that anyone’s experiences were insignificant? I never did. In fact you are the one telling me that MY experiences are meaningless. Why are you so rude to me? I’ve never been rude to you. You’re calling me a liar. Don’t you realize that all this hostility is only proving my point? Aren’t you able to have just an honest conversation with someone who disagrees with you, without calling them a liar?

      • I’ll respond soon. In the meantime, watch your tone.

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 1, 2015 at 12:33 pm

        Where has my tone been anything but respectful? Yet you’ve called me a liar and other things. I don’t care in the least if you call my point “pointless,” but you then should say SOMETHING to show why you believe that. Otherwise, you can’t get away from the fact that for people of ALL RACES, whose parents stay together, there is no difference in economic achievement whatsoever between the races.

        That just would not be possible in a racist country.

      • I never called you a liar. I just didn’t believe you when you said you were a black person when you talked about black crime and white forgiveness and the like. [Editor’s note: BW denies calling him a liar, then says that flyonthewall’s claim to be a black man is untrue. What, is fly just confused about whether he’s black or not? BW called him a liar.] If you are black, I apologize. [Editor’s note: First time, I’ve ever seen these two words come from BW’s pen! ‘Course he did it in a totally backhanded way: “If you are a black man.” Where does BW get off questioning fly’s integrity like that? Fly’s been only respectful and polite. But, he sure did get under ol’ BW’s fur, though, now didn’t he?!?] However, my stance on racism will not and can not be changed. [Editor’s note: There’s that good ol’ open mind the RGI is so famous for!!!] I will not apologize for that.

      • flyonthewall said:

        April 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

        We’re still at this: the fact is that for people of ALL RACES, whose parents stay together, there is no difference in economic achievement whatsoever between the races. That just would not be possible in a racist country.

  13. ..You can say that, again! These clowns crack me the fukc uP thinkin’ that they’re coming uP with such and “Original” and ground-breaking troll rants posing as a Black person (or other POC)-I’m not even goin’ to justify his worn-out, smoke-screen “questions” with a response, so Buzz Off “fly” with yo’ lonely, lame azzzzz! [Editor’s note: Well, there’s a reply to be reckoned with! How intelligent! How literate! How insightful! How scathing and rapier-like! How trenchant! I’ll bet that flyonthewall was positively gobsmacked by this surpassing wisdom! :) ]

    • flyonthewall said:

      April 1, 2015 at 2:46 am

      So you weren’t able to answer my challenge, MzN. Kind of a shame. [Editor’s note: Or, maybe not.]

  14. flyonthewall said:

    April 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    @MzN: It’s funny, you accusing me of lying to you about who I am. What you’re REALLY saying is that all black folks think alike. If someone doesn’t think like you they just MUST be white. [Editor’s note: Oops. Good point!] Can you imagine how mad YOU’D be if a WHITE person tried to say the same thing about us that YOU just said? I’d be pretty mad too if I ever heard that.

    I figured you wouldn’t “justify my question,” and then claim that it was too easy to merit a response from you. Yet, if it was so easy, you could have brushed it off with a simple response instead of running away from it. Why wouldn’t you do that? Again, how do you respond to the FACT that differences in economic achievement between the races DISAPPEAR completely when the parents of the populations being studied are married and stay married? Just as a reminder, here’s where I got that information. http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/files/Geography%20Executive%20Summary%20and%20Memo%20January%202014.pdf. The source is a Harvard professor.


<————-  END OF BROTHA WOLF’S POST  AND COMMENTS ————->

Well! That was fun, wasn’t it?!?

Flyonthewall’s main challenge remained unaddressed. Because there’s really no counter to it. It is, it seems to me, dispositive.

You simply can’t have, as flyonthewall indicates, a situation in which a racist country produces indisputable equality of economic opportunity between the races, under any circumstances. That an intact family results in economic prosperity for the children in that family, for all races, more than 90% of the time, is pretty firm evidence that America is simply not a racist country.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1)  “CoMIRSUS(LiMiR)MOMOPE” – Pronounced: “ko-MER-sus-lie-mur-mo-mope,” it’s an acronym for: “Contains Mindless Insult(s),Racial Slur(s), Unknowable Speculation (Like Mind Reading), Misstatement Of Meaning, or OtherPointless Element.”

A Little Futurism for Ya: Something I’ve Long Wondered About


What will people do in the future, when robots, or computers, or machines of some kind can do all but a tiny fraction of unskilled labor in the country?

I work in the high tech sector. I know, and have seen firsthand what technology can do.

For instance:

  • In one place I’m aware of, they assemble printed circuit boards. Then they pass the assembled board through an optical inspection machine to inspect for possible problems. The machine uses dozens of images taken of a perfect sample of the same board, taken in different lighting and from different angles, to compare against the new board coming through the machine. If the inspector program finds differences, the software flags those discrepancies, and allows an operator to assess whether or not they are actually problems. The whole system does in seconds what a person used to take several hours — per board — to do. Needless to say, the machine replaced a whole bunch of human employees. Anywhere a company bought such a machine, it also did layoffs. These were not unskilled employees either!
  • I once wrote a program in a tad less than two days, that rendered an entire department of thirty data entry people, all women, unnecessary. The company managed to find other work for those now unneeded women, but eventually they were all laid off.
  • In the great, increasingly automated world of the future where will this person find gainful employment?

Then, as if in at least partial answer to my wondering, on the DrudgeReport of today, we see this:

Here’s the provocative first paragraph from James Pethokoukis’ thought-provoking essay:

The robopocalypse for workers may be inevitable. In this vision of the future, super-smart machines will best humans in pretty much every task. A few of us will own the machines, a few will work a bit — perhaps providing “Made by Man” artisanal goods — while the rest will live off a government-provided income. Silicon-based superintelligence and robots will dramatically alter labor markets — to name but one example, the most common job in most U.S. states probably will no longer be truck driver.

Pethokoukis speculates that automation eventually will eliminate all but a few middle-class jobs. That hardly seems all that far-fetched now. How difficult is it to imagine that there are a few jobs — garbage collection, plumbing, fire-fighting, some elements of construction, hair-dressing — that will be resistant to automation, but that all but a few middle class jobs could be done by a machine? In that future, one envisions vast arrays of machines and robots doing huge portions of what used to be done by skilled machinists, technicians and craftsmen of all types, while a tiny élite of highly-skilled operators, programmers and managers continue to work on and maintain the machines.

When you watch, for instance, a Pick and Place Machine do its thing, it’s easy to conclude that there just might not be a job that a machine couldn’t do better, faster and with fewer errors than a human.

That “Robotic Near-Future” headline above is coupled with these headlines on the same edition (4/3/15) of Drudge:

Presumably all, or nearly all, these people who are out of the workforce are living off either the income of some other provider in their family, or off government-provided funds; really: taxpayer-provided funds. But, as the number of non-working Americans grows, the number of taxpayers, as a portion of the population, shrinks. Eventually, the country finds itself in a death-spiral from which it cannot recover.

All the while these nearly 100 million people are sitting around not working, and not looking for work, the world is getting more and more automated, and their skills are becoming ever less in demand.

It’s not difficult to foresee a future wherein a bright, young entrepreneur starts a business and “hires” a bunch of machines and computers to produce a product. He hires also a dozen or so skilled operators of those machines and computers, and they produce said product, that used to require a company of many hundreds of employees.

Oh, that’s right. That’s happening right now, and has been happening for some years.

Not only did our hypothetical entrepreneur not hire people to produce his product, but the people he would have hired are not going to be in demand to produce that product anywhere. Why? Because our example entrepreneur is certainly producing the product for a much less expensive cost than in the older model of the company with hundreds of employees, rendering that model a relic of the past.

It’s well-known in the business world that the biggest business costs are payroll and facilities (though: compliance with government regulation is gaining fast!). If our entrepreneur can nearly eliminate payroll, while machines don’t require lunch breaks, benefits, plush, air-conditioned offices, or fancy cafeterias, or vacations, sick time or family time, and there’re never any HR issues with machines…then you can see (1) how much more productive he will be, and (2) how much less it will cost him to become that productive!

To add insult to injury, in the example I gave above — the optical inspection item — these machines are a lot better than the humans they replaced. The error count dropped to near zero when using the optical inspection machines instead of people. In almost all cases, the machines are cheaper, way faster, way better, and way less error-prone than people. Why would anyone hire people if he can hire a machine?

We used to bemoan what automation was doing to employment. Well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! More to the point, the pace of automation, the pace at which human efforts are becoming slower, messier, inferior and … undesirable, when compared with machines… that pace is accelerating rapidly.

Another small example: In my current employment, I recently identified and implemented functionality that reduced the time it takes for some of my colleagues to perform a particularly arduous task — reviewing a bill of materials — from 16 hours down to a tad less than 5 minutes. Thank goodness these employees have other skills that are needed in the context of their entire job, and the program that I put in place freed up a great deal of their time to do those other more crucial parts of their work. In a bit of an unusual twist, by dramatically reducing the proportion of drudge work to brain work that my colleagues were able to do, my program both eliminated the need for many hours of human labor, and made the employees who used it more, not less, valuable.

However, the story is still the same. My program was way faster, and far less error-prone than the humans who were doing the task previously. More to the point, the part of my colleagues’ job that is most important, the part that no machine (yet) could do, exists because some of the engineers working for our suppliers are, themselves, careless and error-prone. They’re simply fobbing off their mistakes onto my company’s employees to resolve. I’ve identified functionality there, at our suppliers’ locations, that would eliminate those errors, thereby freeing up the suppliers’ engineers to do real engineering, and … making my colleagues expendable.

However, I don’t work for our suppliers, I work for our company, So our suppliers will continue to make the same silly errors that my colleagues will continue to catch due to their skills. But one day, our suppliers will also figure out computer functionality that will eliminate their errors, and the department for whom I implemented the program that saves them so much time, will become unnecessary.

Some of those people have been there for 20 years and, while they have considerable skills in this area, where will they go after this?

The country is busily obsoleting a vast number of what once were important and valuable skills sets. It’s no longer surprising to see people who worked for a company, and were valuable employees, getting laid off, and unable to find work elsewhere.

Is it true, then, that, “In Robotic Near-Future, Most ‘Will Live Off Government-Provided Income’…”?

If so, imagine how that’ll change the country’s, and the world’s, power structures!(1)

More to the point, I guess, can you think of any public policy prescriptions addressing this eventuality that either side of the political spectrum would find palatable? I can, I think, but that’s for another day, another post.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – As long, that is, as the Iranians, or the North Koreans, with their shiny, new Obama-provided nuclear bomb capability, don’t detonate an EMP over the U.S. and in the blink-of-an-eye blast us all back to the Stone Age.

IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!! (Part II)


Oops. Couldn’t resist this one:

  • To the Republicans who keep giving in to the Gay Grievance Ghouls, the depraved thugs on the left, the whining, bleating, constantly offended pea-brains in all the other Grievance Industries (Race, Sex, Color, Sexual Preference, etc.), to the Republicans who can’t find the backbone to stop ceding moral ground to these depraved cretins, IANUBLOIJWSF-Y … and the elephant you rode in on!

See here for what it means.

There, I feel a little better. Now, I can get back to my important literary project. :)

— xPraetorius

IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!!


What the heck is that?!?

Simple: It’s: I Almost Never Use Bad Language but Occasionally I Just Want to Say FYou!!!

Jonah Goldberg does an occasional piece called “To Hell With You People.” When the left does the typically mindless, violent, brainless, ovine things they do — as they’re doing now in spades all around the country — he comes out with one. Here’s one. Here’s another one. They’re always excellent reads, as is everything that Goldberg writes.

My version is IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!!(1)

  • So, to those who fabricated the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” lie, who did it only to keep racial hatreds alive, and to dupe the gullible out there, and then to profit from the fraud: IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!!
  • To the Gay Grievance Ghouls who pretend that the Indiana RFRA law is something that it’s not, and who abuse innocent people because of it: IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!!
  • To the lying, vile, disgusting minority leader of the U.S. Senate, who lied, and lied, and lied again, and did it in such a way as to take advantage of constitutional protections that allow him to slander anyone he chooses without fear of legal repercussions. Harry Reid: IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!!

We’ll have more recipients of a well-deserved IANUBLOIJWSF-Y!!! in the future. For now, I need to return to an important literary project I’m working on.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) It’s pronounced: “F**k you!!!” but written a tad differently.

Lurch for Secretary of State!


Secretary of State, John “Lurch” Kerry.
FaceOfAnIdiot

Living proof that you can have really creepy looks, the voice of a zombie, the IQ of a peach(1), and become Rich and Powerful and Important. John “Lurch” Kerry strikes a pensive pose in “negotiations”(2) with Iran.

Some see him differently. For example:

john-kerry-herman-munster

I don’t know. I still think Lurch is the real twin.

All this while Lurch Kerry’s other doppelganger, Denis “Lurch” McDonough (shown below) points to the hole in his head out of which his brain had rolled just moments before, prompting a Secret Service scramble to find it. In the subsequent mélee, the pellet became covered with dust and dirt, which, when it was re-inserted proved to be a significant upgrade.

Denis "Lurch" McDonough

 

Here, after all that fol-de-rol and just plain fun is the real thing:

lurch

 

Accept no paltry substitutes!

Now, this guy would make a real Secretary of State! “Hello, Iranians. You freakin’ rang?!?”

Notes


(1) My apologies to peaches, noble fruits all, everywhere.

(2) When the French did it, it was called “surrender.” Now, though, we call it “negotiations,” and it’s all the rage. Let’s not forget that Lurch speaks French, after a fashion, so probably has some considerable affection (full disclosure: as do I) for the cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

American Apartheid


It’s where we’re headed. It’s where we are, really, right now.

Remember white Apartheid in South Africa? It’s when the small white minority discriminated systematically against the black majority of South Africans. We in America got all up in their grill about it. We were ticked off, and we demanded that the South African government cut it the heck out, free Nelson Mandela, get rid of Apartheid … and, so they did.

Now, to America.

Try to say something questioning the special rights accorded to the teentsy-weensty minority of people who engage in sex-like activities with members of the same sex(1). Now, look, I have nothing against those who engage in elaborate masturbation with members of the same sex, but it’s no reason to pretend [1] that it’s normal, or [2] that it constitutes some great and courageous behavior or [3] that practitioners deserve special rights based merely on that behavior in which this teeny-tiny minority of people indulge.

Anyway, go ahead and try to say something against that teeny-tiny minority. See what happens to your career, to your social life. Ask Michael Ovitz.

Now, go ahead and join a fraternity, get a bit tipsy and sing a stupid little ditty about whether or not you’re going to let black people join your fraternity. It’s in poor taste, and it’s stupid, but here’s the other thing it is: legal. Interestingly, there has never been, even once, the slightest hint that the frat boys were going to follow through with the sentiment of the lyrics of their tune and deny black people the opportunity to join their dumb fraternity.

But the ones who did sang the aforementioned offending tune? Might as well change their names right now, because their lives are ruined. Oh, what they did was stupid… as is a whole lot of stuff that happens at frat houses. But, I’d venture to say that the the ditty was not nearly as stupid as a whole lot of other things that happen at frat houses, generally involving copious amounts of alcohol or illicit drugs. This particular legal activity, though, singing the idiotic number, has damaged the lives of the frat boys more than an overdose of heroin could have. And why? Because they violated the new, unwritten, American Apartheid Laws.

Two things are obvious: [1] if the frat boys had knocked over a package store, and caved in the skull of the clerk behind the counter, and been caught, their lives would be much less ruined than when they were caught singing their stupid little legal ditty. And [2] if the frat boys had substituted “Christian” where they had warbled “ni**er,” the leftist overseers and commissars of the new American Apartheid would have applauded them, and made them folk heroes.

Why do I say that? Easy: at this very moment, the Apartheid bosses are transforming into folk heroes the racist rappers and hip hop “artists” who say that kind of thing about white people and Christians all the time. Also — you know it and I know it — there’s just no risk in saying the vilest things imaginable about straight, or white, or Christian people whenever and wherever you want. Go ahead and call them satan spawn and evil, and bigoted and racist and hateful, but don’t you even dare question what really weird thing that dude over there is doing with the other dude’s junk.

Want more proof? Part of the frat boys’ moronic ditty speaks darkly about “hanging them from a tree.” Yep, that’s grotesque. It is, however, instructive to remember that there are people in the Middle East right now, as we speak, nailing Christians to, and then hanging them from, trees… and no one in the “community” that’s ticked off at the frat boys is saying a word about it.

Back to the gay Apartheid Masters. Don’t believe me about that? Ask Brendan Eich, who paid the ultimate professional price, and he barely even hinted at thinking about anything even remotely uncharitable about the crowd-who-plays-with-the-wrong-people’s-private-parts. But Eich did contribute a small amount to the Keep Marriage Normal movement. When that became public, oh how the brave, courageous people-who-do-ummmm-offbeat-things-with-members-of-the-same-sex swooned at the sheer trauma of it all. And in as fascistic a purge as Nazi Germany ever imagined, Eich was gone in a blink from the web company that he had founded.

A tiny minority, that engages in surpassingly odd activities involving their genitalia, dictates to a vastly larger majority, that outnumbers them by a factor of at least 150-1, how said majority will speak of the minority, when and where they will hire members of that minority, the extent to which they will coddle, pamper, fuss over and spoil that minority… and no one blinks an eye.

A larger minority, but still a minority — based on skin color — does exactly the same thing, ruining those who purposefully or accidentally step out of line, dictating how Americans will speak and when, and changing daily what constitutes offense and what doesn’t, which words are okay and which are not, and no one blinks an eye.

I was listening to National Public Radio on the ride home from work the other day, and on came a promo for one of their local shows — the Colin McEnroe Show. The host does the promos and he wondered, what if you were one of the frat boys who had crooned the hyper politically incorrect ditty? This was so outside the pale, he implied, that it would take titanically extraordinary efforts on their part to “allow them to rejoin humanity.” (<– direct quote there)

These selfsame frat boys squawked a perfectly legal, but dumb, ditty about an activity that hasn’t taken place in more than 50 years. Now, though, they’re nailing Christians to trees today in the Middle East, and no one, who was upset about the frat boys’ ditty, is making a peep. Yet somehow, the frat boys have to take extraordinary, way-over-the-top measures to “rejoin humanity.”

We got royally ticked off when there was Apartheid in South Africa, but we don’t seem to mind it at all right here in America.

Poor treatment of a minority is wrong. It’s a really bad, toxic thing, and it’s something that every society does well to get rid of. However, replacing rotten treatment of a minority with rotten treatment of the majority does not constitute change for the better.

— xPraetorius

Notes


(1) ‘Cause it ain’t sex. It’s more like elaborate masturbation. Or using someone of the same sex as a big sex toy. Just as being physically intimate with a fence post is Playing Around with a Fence Post and Sex Organs — but it’s not sex. The only time it’s real sex is when — ready for it? — when there’s the possibility of a baby resulting from it. Then it’s sex. Heck, we learned that in the sixth grade officially, and a lot earlier on the playground. The recent tsunamis of politically correct flapdoodle, Grievance Industry tommyrot and deconstructionist bilgewater haven’t even come close to changing basic biology.

That Murderous Co-Pilot of Germanwings Flight 4U9525


Without even knowing a single thing about him, you can come to some conclusions.

  • He wasn’t a Christian

The injunction against murder is pretty well known by all Christians from a very early age. Also pretty well-known are the injunctions against: worshipping other gods(1), making idols(2), swearing(3), forgetting to keep the sabbath day holy, disrespecting dad and mom, the murder thing, cheating on your husband or wife, taking what’s not yours to take, lying about someone else, wanting what’s not yours to have. Especially your neighbor’s hot wife (or husband) or girlfriend (or boyfriend).

What else do we know about the pilot?

  • He could have been an atheist.

For an atheist, all is permitted. You see, those pesky Ten Commandments — to the atheist, at least — were not divinely transmitted from God to Moses. No, they just came from some dude — Moses again — who said he got them from God.

The atheist doesn’t believe in God, so she believes in the worth of the Ten Commandments only to the extent that she feels they make sense for her. She then can make no value judgments whatsoever for the actions or beliefs of anyone else. After all, they’re simply interpreting things as they see them, without recourse to a higher, or goodness gracious, a highest Authority.

If there is no God, then the highest authority is oneself. For the atheist, there truly is no right or wrong. For the atheist, all is permitted.

Look at the countries where atheism was an official part of the country’s ideology (thereby, incidentally, intermingling “church and state” in a way no other country has ever tried to do so.). First they always established the new order in whatever shape or form they decided it needed to take, then they simply killed anyone whom they even slightly perceived as an obstacle to the continued construction or maintenance of that order. Every time.

Without God, they did nothing wrong. Heck, in retrospect, the vast majority of those dead would be dead now anyway, by virtue only of the passage of time.

Interestingly, what is the other belief system that has as a central tenet the idea of leaving people alone? Christianity. Oh, it’s a proselytizing faith, alright, but it is an absolutely crucial core principal that the convert come willingly to the faith, without coercion or force of any kind.

That’s a reason why Conservatives tend to gravitate to Christianity, while leftists head toward atheism and its lack of constraints on their desires for power, control or other gratification.

It’s also a reason for which, in reverse, Christians tend to see Conservatism as more congenial to them. Conservatism and Christianity are all about persuasion; leftism is all about control and coercion.

What else can we say almost certainly about the murderous co-pilot of Flight 4U9525?

  • Well, you certainly can’t rule out that he was a muslim. After all, there are millions of muslims around the world claiming official islamic justification for beheading, burning alive, crucifying and otherwise torturing and murdering men, women and children. There’s a very good chance this guy was a muslim.

Anything else? Sure. Europeans are very politically aware. We can look at this guy’s politics and see what we might find there.

  • Politically, it’s almost a sure thing that he’s not a right-winger.

A central tenet of the political right of today is leaving people alone. It’s safe to say that murdering them randomly does not constitute “leaving them alone.”

From all that we can say with near certainty above, if you are about to take a flight, you would be best off identifying planes whose flight crews consist of Conservative Christians. There’s about a bazillion to one chance against such a person ever getting it into his or her head to do what the murdering co-pilot of Flight 4U9525 did.

Anything else? Sure.

  • Maybe — probably? — he was chemically unbalanced.

Mike, over at makeaneffort makes the extremely interesting suggestion that the increasingly weird and potent mix of pro-psychotic drugs being used on psychiatric patients (as the co-pilot was) might have played a role. The psychiatric/psychological profession does, after all, play with the human mind.

Interestingly, it’s also true that Conservative Christians require far less recourse to the services of the psychiatric/psychological profession. The belief in a Supreme Being — particularly the Christian Supreme Being(4) — is anchoring, centering, grounding. It carries with it the perspective that there is help and succor way more powerful than the problems that bedevil us. Also, Christianity teaches Christians that their body is a gift from God, and that we should respect it for that reason alone. It is wrong, we Christians believe, to despoil chemically this most precious of God’s gifts.

Oh, we do it all the same; just a whole lot less than atheists.

One thing we can all say for an absolute certainty. The co-pilot of Flight 4U9525 was nuts. Bonkers. Completely out-in-left-field, off-his-rocker, whack-a-doodle, around-the-bend-out-to-sea-over-the-edge-and-waaaaaaaay-out-in-la-la-land crazy.

The Christian in me prays for his soul. At one time he was a beloved child of God too. Until something went horribly, terribly wrong. Christians all over the world pray for his soul, as well as for the souls of his victims on that awful Germanwings flight.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) We ought to be able to pull this one off pretty easily; there are no other gods. Still, somehow we manage to muck this one up all the time!

(2) This is how we muck up #1: we fabricate other make-believe gods, and then worship them. How rock-pile dumb is that?!?

(3) I never let my kids do the ubiquitous omigoooooood! and I teach them the difference between swearing and using dirty language or cuss words, or simply colorful language. Language is the most powerful communications tool we have. It’s best to master it to the extent one can.

(4) The one the muslims fabricated seems to give carte blanche to the most depraved, bloodthirsty, whack-a-doodle nutjobs around, to do whatever they want, whenever they want. You know, it’s easy to prove them, the muslims, wrong: Simply ask them: “What if you’re wrong?” Christianity — Jesus Christ — got that one right, by making it impossible for the Christian to be wrong. He’s simply forbidden to murder.

There you go. Christianity puts the decision of life or death in God’s hands. The Christian can never get it wrong, because he recognizes that it’s not his decision. There is nothing whatsoever anywhere in Christianity that could be cited as justification for what the co-pilot did. Neither islam nor atheism can say that.

You could solve a whole lot of the world’s problems nearly instantly if you were able to pose just that question — what if you’re wrong? — to people, and if they were to make an honest effort to answer it.

Ann Coulter Summarizes the American Media in one Well-Turned Phrase


Ann Coulter is an American Treasure. The other most readable pundit in America (along with Mark Steyn, Jonah Goldberg, Kevin Williamson, Victor Davis Hanson). This piece here is well worth the read, for a viewpoint on the nightly news that tells it like it is.

First some background. ABC’s nighttime anchor, David Muir, summarized l’affaire Ferguson thusly:

“Ferguson, Missouri: An unarmed black man, Michael Brown, is shot to death. The officer is not indicted.”

Muir conveniently left out the fact that the police officer in question, Darren Wilson wasn’t indicted because the overwhelming preponderance of the evidence indicated that he wasn’t guilty of anything.

However, despite the left’s best efforts, the overwhelming majority of Americans still believe that if a man isn’t guilty of anything, then he shouldn’t be indicted for anything. It’s an obstacle to the left’s acquisition of power and all, but there you have it.

In America, the expression goes, you can indict a ham sandwich. The expression about the ham sandwich simply leaves off the next, obvious, corollary: In America you can indict a ham sandwich … but you really shouldn’t.

Now, here’s Ann Coulter’s summary of American media, as she tells of David Muir’s blatantly misleading “news” about Ferguson (in red):

If Muir didn’t know his summary was a lie, then he doesn’t even have a passing familiarity with the news. In fact, after all the Sturm und Drang over Ferguson, it would mean that ABC’s evening news anchor has managed to keep himself so astonishingly ignorant of current events that he really should be filing reports about seat cushions in America.

We’ve been making the point for years that the people who feed us the “news” are nothing more than fairly skilled public performance readers.

Their presentations of the news are only public performances of copy reading. Dramatic reading, if you will.

Have you ever watched a local news anchor report, all somberly and subdued, on the death of a public person, then switch personas immediately to tell us about the opening of a playground at a local school. In the blink of an eye, she goes from quietly respectful and properly grave to cheerful, perky, ebullient and upbeat. That’s all training. It’s not real.

That means, of course, that the copy writers at ABC, NBC, CBS, et al, the obscure, unknown, drab, gray, dim-bulb, little eggheads with English degrees from Ivy League Universities, determine to a huge extent, public policy in America.

How’s that for scary?

— xPraetorius

Harry Reid is Retiring from the Senate – An Abused Country Breathes a Sigh of Relief (Part II)


And, Mark Steyn weighs in (here).

You owe it to yourself to read this, if only for the very end. But, everything that Mark Steyn writes is worth the read. He is the most readable pundit in America today.

Here’s a particularly delicious passage (among several):

“The mean-spirited bill, HR 1 … eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Senator Reid. “These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”

“Tens of thousands” would “not exist”? There can’t be that many cowboy poets, can there? Oh, c’mon, don’t be naïve. Where there are taxpayer-funded cowboy poets, there must surely be cowboy poetry festival administrators, and a Bureau of Cowboy Poetry Festival Licensing, and cowboy poetry festival administration grant-writers, and a Department of Cowboy Poetry Festival Administration Grant Application Processing, and Professors of Cowboy Poetry Festival Educational Workshop Management at dozens of American colleges credentialing thousands of cowboy poetry festival workshop co-coordinating majors every year. It all adds up. In Western railroad halts where the Last Chance Saloon shuttered in 1893, dusty one-horse towns are now glittering one-grant towns, where elderly hoochie-koochie dancers are being retrained to lead rewarding lives as inspectors from the Agency of Cowboy-Poetry Festival Handicapped-Access Compliance. Used to be a man could ride the range for days on end under lonesome skies with nuthin’ on the horizon ‘cept a withered mesquite and a clump of sagebrush, but now all you see are clouds of dust and all you hear’s the mighty roar of thundering hooves as every gnarled ol’ wrangler in the territory races for the last hitching post outside creative-writing class.

Well, it’s easy to mock, and in the hours after Senator Reid’s effusions many of us on the Internet did. I liked Mary Katherine Ham’s channeling of Ted Kennedy:

John Boehner’s America is a land in which cowboys would be forced into back-alley poetry recitations.

Funny – although, being an example of private-sector non-government-funded wordsmithing, it obviously doesn’t “create jobs.”

But what’s more difficult to figure out is why everyone doesn’t mock – and why Senator Reid (and presumably senior flunkies in the bloated emir-sized retinues that now attend our “citizen-legislators”) thought this would be a persuasive line of argument. This year, the NEA will be giving $50,000 toward the exhibition “Ranchlines: Verses And Visions Of The Rural West” in Elko.

What’s the big deal? It’s 50 grand, a couple of saddlebags in small bills. Not a large sum. But then when you’re Harry Reid staggering around in your trillion-gallon hat, it’s all small potatoes, isn’t it? He and too many other Americans seem to be living their version of the old line: If you owe the bank a thousand dollars, you have a problem; if you owe the bank a million dollars, the bank has a problem. America owes the world $14 trillion, so the world has a problem.

No one can mock the doofus grandees of American leftism like Mark Steyn can (with a little help from Mary Katherine Ham).

— xPraetorius

Harry Reid is Retiring from the Senate – An Abused Country Breathes a Sigh of Relief


Kevin Williamson publishes the definitive article. I’ll bet you never knew all this about Harry Reid.

Here’s a telling passage — one of many:

Harry Reid is in some ways a laughable figure, and one of his few charms is that he is known to make self-deprecating observations about his own unprepossessing nature. His obsession with Koch Industries and the intimations of venality that surround him might be grounds for annoyed eye-rolling if they were not of a piece with his audacious war on the most important of our fundamental constitutional liberties. The cheap histrionics, the gross hypocrisy, the outright lies, misusing campaign funds to tip his staff at the Ritz $3,300 — all of that would be just about bearable, but the shocking fact is that Harry Reid and his Senate Democrats are quietly attempting to repeal the First Amendment. And that elevates Senator Reid’s shenanigans from buffoonery to villainy.

Here’s another one that manages to summarize the political landscape in America in the past more than a century:

But personal seems to be Harry Reid’s most comfortable mode. His dishonest tirades against the Koch brothers have been described as “McCarthyite,” but that is in many ways unfair to Tail Gunner Joe. For all of his shortcomings, McCarthy was concerned about the presence of Soviet operatives in the State Department, which was an entirely reasonable thing for a senator to be bothered about. Reid is busy denouncing private citizens for having the gall to exercise the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution, which include the right of engaging in political speech and petitioning the government for the redress of grievances, in ways that do not meet with the approval of Senator Harry Reid. There is no legitimate policy issue in question here. Charles and David Koch are simply doing what millions of Americans, including millions of Democrats and progressives, do all the time: putting their money in the service of their political priorities. The only reason for this activism to be a subject of vitriolic denunciation in the Senate is simple personal hatred, which Reid possesses in abundance, and the pursuit of political advantage, in which Reid is tireless.

Not only tireless, but ruthless. In the wake of the decision in the Citizens United case, which held that the federal government may not fine or imprison private citizens for showing a film critical of a political figure during a window of time deemed inappropriate by other political figures, Reid and the Democrats became agitated by their fear that the main currents of political discourse in these United States were moving outside of such Democrat-dominated institutions as newspapers and network news programs, as well as outside of federally regulated enterprises such as political parties and political campaigns conducted under the watchful eye of the Federal Election Commission. The Democrats have for a generation been able to fight the vast majority of national campaigns on friendly ground of their own choosing, the arbiters of political conversation being the editors of the New York Times and employees of the regulatory agencies. The Kochs, and others like them, had for decades been active at the ideas end of the political process, but once they started to take an interest in actual election outcomes, the hysteria set in. With the assistance of such feckless co-conspirators as Senator John McCain, the Left set about attempting to put practically all private political activism under federal regulation. Their greatest obstacle, as the Supreme Court has reminded them repeatedly, is the First Amendment.

As Harry Reid prepares to depart from the scene, it’s worth understanding better just what a toxic, polluting, abusive presence Dirty Harry Reid has been in the United States Senate. The entire essay is worth the read. As is everything that Kevin Williamson writes.

— xPraetorius

Wish I’D Said That! (3-25-15)


But I didn’t. Rather, the king of the bon mot, the all-supreme wizard of the well-turned phrase, Mark Steyn, said it.

What did he say, you ask? Why, this:

Yet one way to look at the current “leader of the free world” is this: If he were working for the other side, what exactly would he be doing differently?

It’s the phrase of the month… of the year! Of the last six bleak, dismal, dreary, sad, bedraggled years.

Even worse, yes, it’s a clever turn of phrase, but … it’s a serious question.

Go ahead, take a stab at answering it.

Steyn posed the above question here.

In that same piece Steyn also, quite indignantly, suggests that we all stop comparing Obama to Neville Chamberlain, and I think his point was well-made; at least Chamberlain was an honorable man.

Chamberlain, Steyn says, got the major issue of his day wrong, but no one ever questioned his abiding love for his own country. In other words, no one ever questioned the idea that Chamberlain was at least trying to get it right.

The very best that one can say about Obama is that he’s just not even trying. That he’s just mailing it in. The worst one can say about Obama is a whole heckuva lot worse, and more darkly disturbing, than that.

— xPraetorius

Drudge Headline: “HILLARY ‘WIPED HER SERVER CLEAN'”


Here’s a link to the article in Politico.

Some quick thoughts:

  • Okay. The act alone — of “wiping her server clean” — should send her to jail. A more obvious case of destruction of government property and, potentially, obstruction of justice, would be difficult to find. She’ll say that she wiped out only personal property, but who is she to be the judge of what is and is not government property on a server that she admits she used for vital government business? You and I could’t remotely get away with a pathetic argument like that.
  • That act alone would send any Republican to jail. Think of the context. Benghazi still simmering, and she wipes her server clean? The very definition of “appearance of impropriety.” The very definition of “prima facie evidence.” The very definition of “probable cause for subpoena.” Likely the very definition of “probable cause for arrest warrant.”
  • You can still get the e-mails from recipients. You can definitely get them from the NSA. Remember?
  • You can probably still get them from the server, unless she’s physically destroyed the disks.If she did that, I’m trying to imagine someone screaming “I’m freakin’ guilty!!!” louder than that. Nope. Can’t imagine it.
  • If she subjected the disks to erasure that would satisfy government standards, then she’s admitting that she’s guilty of wrongdoing. I know this. I’ve performed such deletions to get completely rid of confidential information.
  • There’s no excuse that makes this a legitimate act.
  • Who deletes all those personal e-mails? Remember when she said she wanted still to be able to write a book? Guess what. Those e-mails — both personal and professional — might have come in handy. There’s no reason under the sun for her to have erased those mails.
  • I have tens of thousands of personal e-mails, that have accrued over many years, that I wouldn’t dream of deleting, in case I might want to refer to some of them one day. I view the e-mails I get from my kids as sacred.
  • So, she just tossed thousands of e-mails pertaining to, as she says, “wedding plans for Chelsea, and things from her husband?” I doubt it. What kind of mother, grandmother and wife does that? None that I’ve ever heard of!’
  • There’s nothing about this typical Clinton skulduggery that doesn’t stink to high heaven. ‘Course, “stinky” is probably the one adjective that applies to absolutely everything the Clintons do. (I guess, you could also use “smelly,” “putrid,” “putrescent,” “corrupt,” “fetid,” “offensive,” “reeking” and “feculent.”)
  • Remember: if you or I had been caught doing any one of the numerous things that both Clintons have already gotten away with — including the e-mail putridness — we’d be looking at long jail terms.

— xPraetorius

Those Negotiations With Iran…


Dealing with the leaders of Iran, we’re treating these ghastly human tapeworms as serious interlocutors. As real negotiating partners whose word can be trusted. We keep hearing defenders of negotiations with these scum talking about “if we get a good deal.”

Now, it appears, that we’re giving them everything they want. I keep expecting Obama to announce that we’ve achieved “peace for our time.”

Ahhh, those wonderful agreements with disgusting, bloodthirsty, gibbering baboons who all of a sudden transform themselves into not disgusting, bloodthirsty, gibbering baboons when they put their names on a treaty.

This is a pretty picture, isn’t it?

That’s Neville Chamberlain there in the middle. He was the Prime Minister of England in 1938, and he’s waving the treaty he just signed with a certain Adolf Hitler. He was giddy with his shiny new accomplishment, having convinced the notoriously tough Herr Hitler to agree to avoid war.

Ahhhhhhh…what a relief! Whew! Wow! That was a close one! Once Chamberlain’s masterful negotiations maneuvered Hitler into signing that piece of paper — that glorious, all-sacred, holy piece of paper — that sure brought Hitler’s ambitions to a screeching halt, didn’t it? Because Hitler’s word was his sacred honor; his steadfast, ironclad vow, wasn’t it? I mean you could just rest easy with Hitler’s promise, couldn’t you?

Now, Obama’s maneuvering Iran into signing the very same type of mystical, magical piece of paper, and everyone knows that will just stop their ambitions to obtain a nuclear weapon and blow Israel and American cities off the map, won’t it? Because their word on a sacred, glorious, holy piece of paper will be the gibbering baboons’ sacred honor, their steadfast ironclad vow, won’t it?

Whew! What a relief!

— xPraetorius

Black Americans Figuring It Out (Part II)


Right here we pointed out that black Americans are starting to figure out that maybe, just maybe, the Democrats are taking their votes for granted, and that maybe, just maybe, they might get more real love if they threatened to withhold those votes, or — goodness gracious! — vote Republican!

Lee Habeeb and Mike Leven point out (here) that some black people have also known about the real pathologies that have been afflicting black Americans for a long time.

Here’s a telling passage:

Much has been written about privilege in academic settings over the past few decades. There’s the privilege of wealth, and the advantages wealth confers if a baby is lucky enough to be born into it. Much too has been written about the advantages of being born into this world as a Caucasian — known in academia as “white privilege.

But not enough has been written about the most important advantage a baby can have in America: the advantage of being born with a mother and father who happen to be married. Call it “the marriage privilege” — the advantages are startling.

Here’s a bit more:

Reeve’s study revealed that this social-mobility advantage applied not just to the lower class: The middle class was impacted, too. The study revealed that children born into the middle class have a mere 11 percent chance of ending up in the bottom economic quintile with married parents, but that number rises to 38 percent if their parents are never married.

You’d think a finding like that would be headline news across the nation, or that the media might want to talk about the real reason for the wealth gap in America — the marriage gap.

And:

Finally, mobility is significantly lower in areas with weaker family structures, as measured e.g. by the fraction of single parents. As with race, parents’ marital status does not matter purely through its effects at the individual level. Children of married parents also have higher rates of upward mobility in communities with fewer single parents. Interestingly, we find no correlation between racial shares and upward mobility once we control for the fraction of single parents in an area.

That last sentence is worth including in every discussion we have about race and class in America. Because it turns out that once you control for the proportion of single parents in an area, the correlation between social mobility and race disappears.

Wow! That last bears repeating: “once you control for the proportion of single parents in an area, the correlation between social mobility and race disappears.

Disappears.

Doesn’t “diminish,” or “decrease,” but … disappears.

In other words, when black parents stay married, overwhelmingly their children prosper in America. At the same rate as all other races.

It’s not racism that keeps black people back, it’s the shattered black family.

Congratulations, Democrats and black “leaders!” You can pat yourselves on the back; by destroying the black family, you’ve caused more devastation to black people than any white racist could even fantasize about.

— xPraetorius

Yep… (of course)


xPraetorius:

In light of recent revelations that black Americans are starting to figure out that, maybe, just maybe they should be thinking of changing things up a bit, and voting Republican, this little thing that we tossed off almost a year ago is worth repeating.

Originally posted on The Praetorian Writers Group:

 Retweeted by 

Q:What do Democrats do when one of their senior leaders uses the word “Negroes?”

A: Make him Senate Mjority Leader

And…

Conservatives toss their racists to the curb. Leftists give theirs shows on MSNBC.


Yep.

Both these pithy tweets are right on the nose.

Soooooooo… what can we conclude from all this?

Well, at least one thing: People are finally catching up to what we’vebeen saying all along: the home of racism in America today is the political left-wing. We said it here. And in many other places, in many, many other internet jousts with the foot soldiers and pawns of the Race Grievance Industry.

Why is Cliven Bundy such big news? Easy. Because he’s so rare!

When he went off on his out-in-left-field rant…

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Black Americans Figuring It Out


How long have we been suggesting that black people vote Republican so that the Democrats wouldn’t take them completely for granted as they do?

Why, for quite a long time.

Now, Stephen Smith is saying it. Imagine that! A black man suggesting that black people vote Republican!

It’s staaaaaaarting… the flagrantly fraudulent foundations of the Race Grievance Industry are cracking.

Here’s a thought-provoking passage:

We’ve bought it hook, line, and sinker … The vast majority of black Americans look at the Republican party as the enemy. We look at the Democrat party as our support base.

Because of it, they [the Democrats] have a license to take us for granted. The Republican party has a license to summarily dismiss us because they believe they’ll never get our vote anyway, [and they don’t] and then we end up finding ourselves devoid of any kind of representation whatsoever because nobody is really competing to garner our vote and our support.

— xPraetorius

Missing At Selma


Remember those great, heartwarming pictures of all the people marching in Selma. Did you see who was missing? The ones who made it all possible.

Yep, Republicans.

The party that overwhelmingly brought it about, the Republican Party, seemed not to have been invited. If you had watched all the footage of the coverage of the 50th anniversary commemorations of the Selma marches, you would have seen a whole lot of the children, and political heirs of those who did their level best to deny black Americans civil rights: Democrats.

Of course, Obama took center stage, and why not. He’s a black President. However, if he were a real man, he’d have thanked the Republican Party, without which civil rights for black Americans would have been greatly delayed.(1)

A black, Democrat President is a tribute to … Republicans. You know, the ones who made it all possible, but whom the media didn’t show you at Selma? Yep. Those Republicans.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – Nothing was going to stop civil rights. It’s just that the Republicans were the ones who made it happen, against the strident opposition of Obama’s own party, the Democrats.

 

I Was Wrong


And very happy to admit it!

Not all leftists are lousy, power-hungry, self-obsessed, closed-minded, narrow, pinched, crabbed little people.

Case-in-point: Kirsten Powers. Liberal in good standing, Powers is a contributor on FOX News, and wrote the upcoming book: The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.

I heard her in a debate (on National Public Radio of all places!) defending the motion that liberals are stifling intellectual diversity on college campuses. It was on a series with the hyper-pompous title: Intelligence Squared, and was the first high-quality programming I’d heard on NPR in quite some time.

Needless to say, the motion won the debate. Rather handily too. People trying to pretend that the left doesn’t stifle intellectual diversity — ie free speech — on college campuses, have a seriously uphill battle on their hands.

Look, all we Conservatives want is a chance to be heard. Then, we’re confident, our ideas will have no problem prevailing in debate. The left, however, who owns academia, have erected a wall around their own ideas, because they fear for their ability to survive a real debate. So they shout down, harass, scream at, assault, and otherwise do everything in their power to prevent Conservatives from even speaking on campus, much less engaging in debate.

Kirsten Powers would allow such  debates to go forward.

Look, I don’t pretend that we on the right are the exclusive holders of Truth. But, I always beat any leftist in debate handily, because they’re not used to having their ideas challenged, so they go straight to the accusation of racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, etc, etc… Then, if you point out the tactic, they invariably shut down the debate declaring both that they’ve won, and that you’re not worth their time, or the like. It’s a rather pathetic admission of surrender, but a surrender all the same.

If the left were actually to allow others to challenge their points-of-view, then it’s possible that their flabby, weak, flaccid ideas could get a real workout, and they could shed the rolls of useless fat around them to find they might have the germs of some good ideas; not just weak ideas and fascistic tactics. Because that’s what the left’s stifling of free speech is: fascistic.

We Conservatives have to work out, and challenge, and test our ideas all the time, because as soon as we have one, out come academia, Hollywood, pop culture and the vast majority of the media on the attack.

Powers knows this is happening, because in the above-mentioned NPR broadcast debate, she admitted, ashamedly, that she had participated in stifling free speech. Later, when she converted to Christianity, she had to recognize that she had willingly contributed to the left’s general pattern of squelching opposing points of view, and of abusing Christians.

Between you and me, I think that Kirsten Powers is a Conservative in the making. In the process of living, people choose when and whether they will stop maturing. To live correctly, one never stops maturing, but there are just so many who willingly stop their own growth at a very early age. In their adulthood, we call these people drunks, addicts, immature, self-obsessed, narcissistic … but we also call them Democrats and their voters.

Much to her credit, it’s plain that Kirsten Powers, leftist in good standing, never arrested her emotional or intellectual growth. She is one of the few good liberals out there, and likely will be one of us soon enough. After all, someone with an open mind can’t long carry leftism around, with all its contradictions and illogic, nastiness and vapidity, its dishonesty and corruption, without soon being disgusted by it.

Are there more such liberals out there? They’re certainly hard to find. Some have suggested that Mickey Kaus is one such liberal, and I think it might be good to investigate that.

So I will.

— xPraetorius

This Guitarist Can Play ANYTHING!


He’s Igor Presnyakov, and this little number — Take Five — shows only some of his versatility. He’s just wonderful.

When I play this song, I flat-pick it, so the sound is completely different. The sheer, laid-back mellowness of Presnyakov is a joy to watch as much as to listen to. He’s plainly thoroughly enjoying playing this great Paul Desmond jazz song.

— xPraetorius

Here’s The Real Problem with The Transgender Silliness


Listen to this here, if you choose. It’s an interview with Filipina singer Charice Pempengco and Oprah Winfrey.

Charice’s main point: “my soul is like a male.”

Oh?

How on earth would she know?

It’s not merely rhetorical. She’s a girl. How would she know what it is to “have the soul of a male?” Easy: she wouldn’t — couldn’t — have the slightest clue.

It’s just as patently ridiculous as if I were to say that I’m a woman. I’m a dude. How on earth could I possibly know?

Neither Charice, nor I, would have the teentsiest-weentsiest, tiniest, foggiest, littlest, ittiest-bittiest point of reference, except sheer guesswork, from which to draw the extremely dubious conclusion that we were anything other than the girl or the boy that we were born.

Why is this obvious fact, not obvious to everyone?

If you watch the video, you’ll hear the poor girl say something to the effect of, “When I was five, I watched a girl singer, and I felt, you know, different. It was then that I knew that I was gay.”

Really? Think of the sheer absurdity of that assertion. Needless to say, Oprah takes it perfectly seriously.

How did Charice’s feeling “different” automatically become: I’m gay? Maybe it was indigestion. Maybe it was nothing more than a passing thing. When I was five, I went through a phase where I wanted nothing more than to play with paper dolls. When my mother finally got me some, the phase lasted maybe five minutes more and was gone, never to return.

Who knows anything about the mature topics pertaining to life — especially sexual stuff — at age five?

Again, not a trick question and, again, a really easy answer: No one knows anything about the mature topics pertaining to life at age five. Who really knows things like that at age 55?!? We’re always questing after who, what and how we are.

My guess: Charice told someone about her “realization,” and met nothing but “affirming” support, which served to “prove” to her that her assessment — that she couldn’t possibly have known in the first place — was correct. Instead of simply passing through this damaging phase without being harmed, the support and affirmation help lock her into it.

After all, who doesn’t like to be told they’re right, and wise, and perspicacious when they’re five-years old?

The real point, though is this: when a woman tells you she feels like a man, or vice-versa, they can’t answer the simple, and obvious, question: How on earth could you possibly know?

— xPraetorius

Wash Post: “Hands Up Don’t Shoot!” All Just a Big Lie:


Read it here. The headline: ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ did not happen in Ferguson

Hard to be more plain than that. The whole “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” thing was all just a lie from the get-go. Of course, we called it too, but we called it when it all was going down, and the whole railroading of Officer Darren Wilson, before anyone knew anything, began to stink to high heaven.

Not that anyone should be surprised by the Post’s very much belated admission that there was no there there in the whole HUDS thing. I mean why let the truth or facts get in the way of a good faked racial incident? The media love nothing more than a good faked racial incident.

Needless to say, the Washington Post, still a prestigious member of the dinosaur, reactionary, dying old media comes out with their “Four Pinocchio” rating for the whole HUDS meme months after it could have done some good.

Even more to the point, the Post could have reported as actual news the leaping to judgment of the other dinosaur, reactionary, dying old media outlets who fell all over themselves in their rush to try, convict and sentence Darren Wilson. That would have been real journalistic courage. That would have been genuine journalistic integrity. That would have been real reporting.

You should never expect, however, to see courage, integrity or … actual reporting coming from the dinosaur media.

I get a chuckle out of the Post’s finger-wagging admonition in the final paragraph:

But we also care about setting the record straight. Investigators have overwhelmingly rejected witness accounts that Brown had his hands up in a surrender before being shot execution-style. The DOJ has concluded Wilson did not know whether Brown was armed, acted out of self-defense and was justified in killing Brown. The majority of witnesses told federal investigators that the initial claims that Brown’s hands were up were not accurate. “Hands up, don’t shoot” did not happen in Brown’s killing, and it is a characterization that deserves Four Pinocchios. Politicians should step carefully if they try to highlight this expression in the future.

Because, you see, the media themselves have already fallen all over themselves to gin up a fake racial incident and to ruin the lives and livelihoods of Darren Wilson as well as of hundreds of people in Ferguson, Missouri.

How do people think, after all, that the fraud took flight anyway?!?

I’d love to see Darren Wilson sue the living pants off the the media that ruined his life. After all, he was innocent of any wrongdoing in the Michael Brown incident, but still he lost his livelihood and, probably, his ability to gain employment in his chosen field. How much is that worth from, say, ABC-CBS-NBC-MSNBC? Oh, I don’t know… say a million for loss of livelihood, and maybe a cool billion in punitive damages after that.

That might serve as a deterrent in the future to the frauds in the dinosaur media.

— xPraetorius

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