We Said This a Long Time Ago


First: Here’s the DrudgeReport headline:  VIDEO: VOTERS LOVE HER, NO MATTER WHAT… It’s kind of a funny video. Did anyone seriously doubt this about Hillary’s voters, though?

You know how people talk about “the black vote,” or “the white vote,” or “the womens’ vote,” etc.?

So, what did we say a long time ago?

Here, we said that the Democrats own the stupid vote. Our quote:

Everyone knows that the Democrats absolutely own the stupid vote, [emphasis added] the ignorant vote, the uneducated vote. You know the ones: the people who think that they’re getting something for nothing, that they’re somehow sticking it to “the man,” that they’re able to get away with something. These are nearly automatic Dem voters. Not to forget the merely low performers…also automatic Dem votes.

It’s worth repeating: The Democrats own the stupid vote.

— xPraetorius

 

Serious Question: Why Hasn’t Hillary Been Laughed Out of the Race?


If you or I were out there as Secretary of State, using our own e-mail servers to correspond with people like Putin, and the leaders of China, South Korea, North Korea, Egypt, Syria, France, England, and more, and then we had the unmitigated gall to look the authorities in the eyes and say, “Well, I deleted what I figured I should delete — including personal e-mails — and I turned in what I figured I should turn in” — heck, we’d probably be arrested and indicted in a heartbeat!

We’d certainly never be a viable Presidential candidate.

Think of it. Hillary thinks she’s in the clear because, as she says, she deleted all her e-mails, and we should just trust her that she deleted the right e-mails.(1) However, the recipients of her e-mails all still have those e-mails. Rush Limbaugh made that point this afternoon.

Okay, that’s fine, but here’s the indisputable fact: whether or not the bad actors of the world have e-mails from Hillary, they can all — every last one of ’em — claim they have e-mails from her. They can then claim, through back channels, that the contents of the e-mails are very, very damaging — impeachment-level damaging — and that if President Hillary doesn’t do certain things, they will divulge the contents of said e-mails. Guess what: Hillary has already said that she has no proof whatsoever that the claims are false. Remember? She deleted them all! It would be her word against whoever is the extortionist. Sorry, she loses that scenario.

At that point, she’d be completely boxed in. She’d have either to admit that she lied when she said that she’d deleted all the e-mail evidence and produce the exculpatory e-mails, or simply give in to the extortion. She could, I guess, just deny that the e-mails that someone might claim to possess were fake but, again, she has no proof. And the Clintons lie like they breathe or eat.

Does anyone in the world think that Hillary has the character to stand up to such extortion? I doubt it. If she becomes President, then her behavior with the private e-mail server will expose her, and therefore the country, to the risk of very high-stakes extortion.

Seriously: Why haven’t the media laughed Hillary right out of the Presidential campaign? You or I would be. Any Republican candidate would be.

— xPraetorius

Notes


(1) – It goes without saying that any Republican who ever even thought of trying to do something this sleazy would have laughed out of the race by the media long ago.

The Value of the Guitar


Here it is: Whispering

If you give yourself the gift of viewing and listening to this video you’ll see and hear Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Vinnie Raniolo and … Bucky Pizzarelli playing “Whispering.”

The unusual thing about this is that Bucky is 86 years-old at the time of this recording (2012), and that is the great difference between the guitar and most other instruments. You can pick up the guitar at the age of five, as Frank did, and become great, and remain great, for decades afterward.

This is not true of any other instrument, because of one simple reason: the incredible portability of the guitar. You can bring it anywhere, and play it, with minimal inconvenience. The only other instruments that are more portable are the small woodwinds, but they don’t have the other benefit: you can play the guitar in just about any circumstance.

Go ahead, try to play the flute or the piccolo right next to a sleeping friend without waking him up.

— xPraetorius

Ridiculously Good (Part V)


Yep. This is just wrong.

There should not be people on the planet with this much talent, because it can cause mere mortal musicians like me to be awash in jealousy.

ThreeGuitaristsHere are Tommy Emmanuel (center), Frank Vignola (right ) and Vinnie Raniolo all on the same stage at the same time.

What is it they say about the President, the Vice President, and the Speaker of the House never being in the same room at the same time, because there could be some terrible thing that might take them all out at the same time?

This is the same thing here. Tommy, Frank and Vinnie are three of the greatest guitarists who have ever lived, and this recording demonstrates that amply.

As much as I love it, I deplore the three of them being on the same stage at the same time. What if there were an earthquake, or a fire, or a volcano, or a this or a that?

Here’s the link: Enjoy! :)

— xPraetorius

ISIS Dude Tells the Truth!


Some ISIS dude said, rough quote, “Islam is not a religion of peace, it’s a religion of war.”

Finally! Thank you!

People: Usually, if you are willing to listen, and read, and study, and understand, you’ll find that the scum of the earth are perfectly willing to tell you what they’re up to!

Who, I wonder, has been saying that for some time now?

Yep. You guessed it! We have.

Remember when Hitler said, in Mein Kampf, that he and his “master race” were going to take over the world? I don’t, but my grandfather does. And he remembers also when Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of England, thought to himself,

“I can change this rapscallion’s mind! I can make him come to the negotiating table and sign an agreement not to start a war.”

Sure enough, Chamberlain dragged Hitler to the negotiating table, and sure enough, Hitler signed an agreement not to start a war.

Do you remember when World War II didn’t start, because Hitler viewed his name on the agreement as his sacred bond? I don’t either.

Bringing barbarians, cutthroats and savages to the negotiating table, where they might sign agreements they have no intention of honoring is accomplishing nothing at all.

America: listen to the scum of ISIS…they’re trying to tell you what they’re planning to do. Listen to them and heed them. They are trying to do exactly what they say they’re trying to do.

— xPraetorius

Credit Where Credit is Due!


President Obama authorized a raid by Delta Force on an ISIS stronghold in Syria. The raid resulted in the untimely (because long overdue) trip by one Abu Sayyaf on the express elevator down to join Osama bin Laden and many others in his own pool of burning lava. For that long overdue show of American muscle and competence, to Obama I say, “Good job!”

However, it’s an odd news phenomenon. Google “Abu Sayyaf” and you find all sorts of entries for the scumbag who got his ticket punched, as well as for one “Abu Sayyaf” group in the Philippines.

However, there is not one entry on the DrudgeReport for the icing of the ISIS dirtbag with the name. It’s a big story! It’s not “bin-Laden-Jumps-Into-Specially-Reserved-Pool-of-Lava” big, but it’s really big.

That’s just strange. Drudge is preternaturally fast in getting to stories.

Update: The story just got to Drudge, some three hours after I wrote the above. That’s still strange. Drudge links here.

Here’s the big deal. Ever since the bin Laden raid sent bin Laden down, down, down, tens of millions of Americans have been saying, “Why the heck can’t we do more of that?!?”

Well, now we have done it again, and by all accounts it was a smashing success, killing one of the world’s worst scumbags, without any Delta Force casualties. Hooray!!!

Now, I don’t revel in the death of anyone, but there are two — count ’em, two — tendencies in the history of the world that threaten to destroy the entire world: Those two tendencies are Islam and Socialism. Other than the religious component to Islam, there isn’t a lick of difference between them. They’re both obsessed with power and have one response to opposition: kill it.

Well, if they’re both trying to hasten our departure from this mortal coil, then I say: Send in Delta Force and let ’em know that there will be a price, and it won’t be cheap. The only reluctance I have with that is the fact that we might lose Delta Force personnel and that’s just an ineffably sad thought. Each Delta Force man is worth well more than a thousand ISIS ghouls.

Neither of the two belief systems mentioned above, Socialism or Islam, is concerned one jot with their stated goals; pretty words like equality and brotherhood and peace and paradise and helping the little guy. However, they both realize that they have to use the pretty words to sell their really stupid belief systems to people who generally don’t have the time to pay close enough attention.

Hence, we have things like the Qu’ran and the Communist Manifesto. If you read both of them, as I have, you realize that there’s essentially no difference, really, between them. More to the point: if you watch the behavior, of Islamists and Socialists, then you realize that they’re the same thing. I call Islam: Socialislam, or Fascislam, for that reason.

Furthermore, here’s a simple truth: if you help the little guy — really help the little guy — then he’s not little anymore, and he just might end up wanting to play in the big guys’ sandbox. The big guys — Islam and Socialism — can’t have that, so all the while they’re talking about lifting up the little guy, their efforts are really focused like a laser beam on keeping the little guy … little.

Islam and Socialism are not interested in “helping” anyone, except themselves — into the seat of power. That’s it.

The guy whose time came today — Abu Sayyaf — was the scummiest of the scummy. A man, and his wife (she’s alive and in custody), both of whom had their hands in financing the ISIS ghouls, and who were at the top of a human-crunching machine that continues to produce  stories and images of horrifyingly psychotic savagery. Good riddance. Enjoy the lava. Say, “Hi!” to bin Laden for me. Tell him, it’s nice up here, and that I wish he were here, so that I could kick his scrawny backside right back down there.

— xPraetorius

Stephanopoulos Does What Is UTTERLY Unethical, and People are Surprised


5/16/15

George Stephanopoulos, “news” anchor for ABC, donated $75,000 to “The Clinton Global Initiative,” ie to Hillary and Bill’s greater enrichment, and then grilled the guy who wrote a book — Clinton Cash — critical of the Clintons.

Think it might have been a good idea for him to have disclosed that he was already extremely favorably disposed toward the The Hill-Billies?

Duh!

Ready for the obvious? Any FOX anchor caught doing the equivalent would have been fired immediately.

Seriously, though, what did people really expect? Stephanopulos worked for the Bill Clinton for President campaign, worked for several years in the White House for Bill, and then left for a great deal more money as a “news” reporter at ABC. Did anyone really expect that he’d be an honest reporter of news?

Seriously? Who’s really that naïve?

Nor will Stephanopoulos be fired for it. Frankly, I don’t think he should. I mean, what difference at this point does it make?

The media are hopelessly corrupt, hopelessly dishonest, hopelessly in the tank for Hillary. Any replacement of Stephanopoulos would be a corrupt replacement of Stephanopoulos. At least with Stephanopoulos, we already know he’s in the tank for Hillary.

This is a thing I’ve advocated for decades: honest disclosure by the media. No reporter anywhere should ever be allowed to report on anything without first indicating where he or she stands on the topic. Period.

Want an example? Some news anchor introduces a story on an upcoming case before the Supreme Court. He or she should be obliged to indicate how he or she thinks the High Court should rule. Simple as that. A more precise example: Andrea Mitchell announces a story about the potential repercussions that would happen as a result of the Obamacare case currently being considered by the court. She should also indicate that she supports a ruling in favor of Obamacare from the court. Simple as that.(1)

As for this thing about allowing liberal media personalities to moderate Republican debates? Heck no! That should never happen! As for allowing liberal medial personalities to moderate even Presidential debates, that should never happen either. Period.

Time after time after time after time the left proves itself unwilling or unable to be honest moderators of anything. Why would Republicans ever allow themselves to stand in front of a group of corrupt liberals to be target practice?

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – Why? Simple: in 1974, the press demonstrated that they are every bit as powerful, if not more powerful, than the President (Nixon) of the United States. Remember Woodward and Bernstein? Everyone to this day praises them as courageous “defenders of the Constitution.”

Between you and me, Woodward and Bernstein were little more than partisan hacks — they’ve been mostly silent about Obama’s assaults on the Constitution — but they did do the country the service of exposing the vast power of the media. It should go without saying that a “courageous defender of the Constitution” can be a “courageous defender of the Constitution,” if and only if he has real, very serious power.

That power, without transparency into the views of those who wield it, is unchecked and dangerous to democracy. We don’t allow our elected representatives to arrive in office without publicly presenting their views on the issues of the day; why would we excuse the more powerful press from that responsibility?

Furthermore, the press should be made to express themselves on the elections on which they report, both Presidential and Congressional. Same reason. Our elected representatives have to pronounce themselves on whom they’re supporting each election cycle; why would we excuse the more powerful press from that same responsibility? In these pages, we proposed that here, all the way back in December of 2012!

George W. Bush’s REAL Mistake in Invading Iraq


5/13/2015

President Bush made a serious mistake in ’03, when he invaded Iraq. But it’s not the mistake most people think it was.

All the Republican candidates are falling all over themselves to show how they would have done it better back in ’01, or how they wouldn’t have done it at all, or how they would have done only the Afghanistan thing, but I happen to think Bush did okay.

Oh, in retrospect, he did it all wrong, but with what he knew at the time, with what everyone knew at the time, he did just fine.

Except…

Except for one very big thing: He should have known that he might — in fact likely would be followed by a Democrat. A Democrat who, through the normal bone-headed stupidity of America’s left, would unravel any and all  progress made in the Middle East during Bush’s term.

He should have known that. That means that if he couldn’t be certain to complete the objectives he was aiming for, then he shouldn’t have taken them on in the first place. 

That means also that History would have judged him very harshly indeed for leaving a bloodthirsty lunatic like Saddam Hussein in power.

– * –

However, let’s not forget that we had won that war. It was as good as over and done … and won. With great difficulty, but decisively. Until, that is, the current President gratuitously threw away the victory, and simultaneously wasted the blood, toil, tears and sweat of all those who lost their lives in Iraq.

TheRealMistakeIf Obama had not thoroughly blown it, by pretending that withdrawing American military forces somehow might “end the war,” people would be talking about what a brilliant President George W. Bush had been(1).

This is part of the Democrats’ Big Lie; the same Big Lie that they foisted on an America public that, let’s face it, was not paying enough attention, and was not really thinking about it. That Big Lie: Withdrawing American military ends wars. It doesn’t, of course, it simply ends American involvement. You can bet your bottom dollar that when Democrats are pulling American forces out of conflict areas, that will only cause the conflict to heat up rapidly. (See, for example: Vietnam War, The.)

The “Anti-Iraq War” movement was by no means an “anti-war” movement. To the contrary, it was an “utterly-indifferent-to-war” movement whose only aim was to end American involvement in Iraq.

However, to do that, movement leaders had to call themselves an anti-war movement, because, after all, who in the world is not anti-war?  The “Anti-Iraq War” movement was really an “Anti-American Involvement in Iraq” movement that didn’t have a good rationale for its own existence except for The Big Lie.

Let’s not forget that in the beginning, the Iraq War was actually quite popular. However, relentless lies from the Left and in their lapdog press, about Bush’s intent, about the reasons for going in (there were many more than just “WMD’s”), about how the effort would prove to be a huge recruiting tool for islamic lunatics(2) and much more dishonest fog, relentlessly sapped support for American involvement until the voters were ready for a smooth-tongued, but substanceless, lying demagogue, the same one whom, as of this writing, we call “Mr. President.”

The only real mistake that Bush made in Iraq was in not calculating that he might be followed by a Democrat.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – Yes, one is tempted to wonder whether Obama lost Iraq solely to make Bush look bad. That sounds paranoid, but understanding the Left’s callous indifference toward anything and anyone who doesn’t directly or indirectly contribute to their acquisition of power, and their deep hatred for anyone whom they perceive as an obstacle to their power, makes this suspicion nearly reasonable. Don’t forget, as Iraq tortuously degenerated into the hellhole it’s become, the press were still praising Obama for his great “genius.” They’re still doing it today.

(2) – Now a comparison can be made, between Bush’s muscular approach to islamic jihadis, and Obama’s timorousness. It’s painfully clear that Obama’s transparent weakness has proven to be the ultimate recruiting tool, as we pointed out would be the case. Neither ISIS, nor home-grown terrorist scumbags were even imagined during the Bush Presidency. These phenomena are all Obama’s

We Were Never Quite This Blunt…


…but we’ve been saying pretty much these same things for some time.

This time, though, it’s a Facebook post from the fiery, super-intelligent, high-energy Vanessa Anderson.

Anderson is a black woman who has a very clear-eyed view of America and of race relations in America. Even better, she pulls no punches while unburdening herself of her opinions using some very colorful language. It’s so colorful, for that matter, that I have to give you a seriously edited view, below, while encouraging you to view the link — though don’t show it to your young children.

A couple of quick comments, before I reveal Vanessa’s post. If you click on the link above, you will find yourself in the land of Black Conservatives. It’s a bracing, refreshing land, filled with intelligent, articulate people. I spend a lot of time in Black Conservative America, because it’s bright, sunny, smart, intelligent, deeply reality-based, optimistic and full of great, good humor and fun. It’s the place we white Conservative Americans go to restore our hope for our beleaguered country.

Black Conservative America is nothing less than the real extension of the Abraham Lincoln-to-Martin Luther King, Jr. trajectory. Black Conservatives are the authentic inheritors of the ideas and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. King was a man of many flaws, and of surpassing greateness too. However, one thing is absolutely certain: it was never, ever his vision to turn Black Americans into African-Americans, or into the wards of the state that so many have become.

With King’s assassination the Civil Rights movement took a sharp left turn, having been hijacked by charlatans like Jesse Jackson, who transformed the movement into a money-making machine whose goal was not to achieve equality of opportunity, but rather to keep racial animosity alive and burning in order to enrich the movement’s leaders, who have profited mightily from King’s death.

Now I’ll be as blunt as Vanessa Anderson: each night before he drops off to sleep, Jesse Jackson breathes a short, simple prayer that says only, “Thank you, James Earl Ray.”

Without further ado, here’s Vanessa Anderson’s Facebook post; with salty language strategically edited:

Why the f**k would any black American… born and raised in the US for generation after generation, have any love for Africa. LOL… all this embracing my african heritage bull***t really makes you look stupid.
If your parents were immigrants ….. I can somewhat understand, .. if you are a few generations in, I can get it….. you may have been raised with some of the culture because of your parents or grandparents connection. But if you are calling yourself African anything because of ancestors brought here by slavery….. you’re a joke. If you love it so much… planes are flying all over the world… hitch a ride.
But MOST of you stupid mo*os calling yourselves African American must not have a clue that your ancestors were shipped here BECAUSE many countries in Africa were PARTNERS in the slave trade. They sold their own folks. EFF Africa. I don’t see your black a**es trying to get back there.
most of you have no clue which country you would have stemmed from. Yet, you run around talking about African pride. If you have pride for the country that sold your ancestors, then you should have pride for the country that bought your ancestors. [Editor’s Note: Pow! Well! I told you she pulls no punches!]
I am really getting sick and tired of ignorant black folk. So fu***n gullible and you’re get made a fool of left and right. smh.

 

— xPraetorius

Quick ISIS Note — Hint: Not the Sharpest Knives in the Chandelier(*)


After the Texas “shootout”(1) ISIS made a statement which, if it weren’t on a serious topic, would have been really funny. They said something to the effect of:

“We knew they were guarded, but our guys are so freakin’ devoted to our cause that they were willing to die for it, and so bow down before our fury, filthy infidel, before you meet the same fate as … ummmmm… our two intrepid brethren who were really kinda schlubs, and absolutely not the best we could have thrown at you, but if they had been, you sure would have known about it, and there’re lots more where they came from! Ummmm… okay?”

Or: they were so stupid that (1) they fell for your transparently runny feculence, or (2) you told them, “C’mon, it’s Texas, no one’ll ever know you’re coming!”(2) Either way, two — two! — intrepid jihad-brained “warriors,” armed with AK-freakin’-47’s, went up to the “Draw the Doofus Muhammed” contest party, and got dropped by a traffic cop dude with a service revolver.

These “warriors” had enough firepower to take out a freakin’ school, and leave some for an additional school bus or two, and a flatfoot with a pistol sent them to tell Allah personally of their magnificent exploits.(3)

This is the secret of ISIS: they’re really stupid. Go ahead… you tell me something intelligent about their ideology, their beliefs, their strategies (Hint: it involves them dying whether or not they succeed in their mission), their … anything.

Yes, yes, yes… I know, they use technology, and social media, and the Western media, and all that… So, that means that there are roughly a dozen members of ISIS who are intelligent enough to tell you where Florida is in on a map of Florida. Their foot soldiers, though, those legendary thousands of recruits who are all flocking to their side to wage holy war… those lot are a bunch of people too stupid to die for the Darwin Awards. I mean anyone can figure out a way to die for the Darwin Awards! No, these lot have to tie a bomb to themselves and set it off to do their bit for the gene pool.

And saying that someone is “able to use the western media” says nothing more than that the person can somehow figure out how to dupe people whose collective IQ you could put in a coffee mug, and still leave room for cream, sugar and a spoon to stir it.

Don’t worry about ISIS so much; rather worry about the sniveling wretches riddled like trichina worms throughout our government, falling all over themselves to surrender to these half-wits.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(*) For the Hillary voters reading this, I know that the expression is “Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier,” or “Not the sharpest knife in the drawer,” but I was trying to emphasize the sheer lack of intellectual capacity in the noggins of ISIS followers. I recognize that for you Hillary voters, this particular mixing of metaphors in the headline might be a tad over your heads, so you can read it instead as: “ISIS: Kinda Stoopid”

(1) – Read: ISIS went to Texas to try to kill someone at a free speech event, and a real Texan killed them right back. (h/t: Ron White for the quip)

(2) – In other words, you told them what the nightly news would tell them if they were stupid enough to watch it.

(3) – Wouldn’t you like to have been a fly on the wall for that meeting?

Allah: So, what have you two done in your lives for my greater glory?

Intrepid Jihadis: Well, we studied your thoughts and your way, and we acted like good muslims and we never fornicated — well , not much — or drank alcohol — well, not much — or hung around with loose women, or…

A: (impatient) Yes, yes, yes, I know all that… what did you do that would make Me proud? What did you do to make sure that the whole world keeps my name holy?

IJ: Well, we went out to shoot up a gallery showing profane drawings of your holy prophet Muhammed…

A: Oh, and how did that turn out?

IJ: (hesitant) Well, you see, there were some things we didn’t really count on…

A: What “things?” I watch the network news, I know that Texans are nothing but dumb hick rubes… Surely you were able to take out quite a number of infidels who were besmirching My prophet’s holy name… Right? Right?

IJ: Well… you see, Sir, there was this one guy… I mean, we couldn’t possibly have known how good he was with a pistol! No one told us he would be there. And, he really must have practiced… and practiced and practiced… a lot!

A: Yes…? Come on… how many infidels did you dispatch to their  well-deserved reward?

IJ: W-w-w-ell, you see, Sir, we got, I mean, we went there to take out a hundred, or more… all for your holy name, of course… and to give these infidel Americans a lesson they’d  never forget in a thousand years; to show those devils the Americans what we followers, no, we admirers, of Allah… errrr, of you can do! To give them something that they’d …

A: Yes, yes, yes, yes … so how many infidel scum did you shoot? How many of these $*##%^& did you send to meet their maker… Err, ummm… to meet Me? How many did you get?

IJ: (downcast) Well, you see, Sir, that’s what we were getting to. We didn’t really, so to speak… get any. That guy must have had a really powerful pistol, and all his practicing and and all, and he must have cheated or something!… But we released a statement saying that we knew they would be there, so it’s really okay…

A: (interrupting) Wait, wait, wait… wait just a minute… a guy — one lousy guy — with a lousy, stinkin’ little pistol stopped you?!? You had AK-freakin’-47’s!!!

IJ: (interrupting) But, but, but… he was really good with that pistol. (lamely) And that’s why we’re here to tell you in person instead of you reading it in the New York Times  tomorrow morning.

NPR Watch (5/5/15)


5/5/15

Listening to National Public Radio (NPR) on the ride home from work to pick up my son from volleyball practice. They were promoting a show about the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas the other night.

That was the incident where the two clodpoles who fancied themselves big, bad jihadists, brought a pair of AK-freakin’-47’s to a gallery featuring caricatures of the so-called “Prophet” Muhammed. As big and bad as they were, a traffic cop with a service revolver dropped ’em both.

Back to the above-mentioned NPR. See if you can guess how the promo that I heard went.

Yep.

You guessed it.

Some ultra-serious announcer-chick came on and intoned that they were going to broadcast something on the shooting that would ask the burning question: “Free speech or hate speech…where is the line?”

Really?

Do you remember all the outrage from the media when Andres Serrano immersed a crucifix in a jar of urine? Or when someone smeared a portrait of the Virgin Mary with elephant dung?

Nope. I don’t either.

Surely if caricatures of Muhammed are “hate speech,” those two works represent “hate speech!” Right? Nope. Wrong-o.

The media at the time were outraged — outraged! — when some suggested that maybe, just maybe, things like the urine jar and the elephant dung shouldn’t be displayed in government-funded institutions.

Oooooohhhh… pretty hateful stuff, that!

But, that was the real hate speech, according to the media — and of course the left — while the immersed crucifix and the dung painting were nothing less than absolutely sacred free speech, and free expression.

If NPR concludes that the caricatures of Muhammed are “hate speech,” and not free speech, then they’re saying that the urine jar and the elephant poo “works” are “hate speech” as well. You can’t avoid the conclusion.

NPR will try, though, to avoid that inescapable conclusion, and they’ll maintain that it’s a-okay with them if you and I are forced to fund the pee and poo nitwittery with our tax dollars.

But, really though, why wouldn’t they? After all, NPR is itself a left-wing nutjob organization, that you and I are forced to fund with our own tax dollars. Why wouldn’t they advocate for funding other left-wing nutjobs, and nutjob groups, with our tax dollars?

— xPraetorius

The Drudge Sampler (Edition VII – 5/5/15)


Drudge Headline(s): 

Quick Reaction: Yeah, everyone knew this would happen. But wait’ll you see whether Cuba authorizes ferry service to the United States. Don’t hold your breath. Cuba would have a population of two — named Raul and Fidel — inside of a week.


Drudge Headline(s): 

Quick Reaction: Duh! Ya think?


Drudge Headline(s): 

Quick Reaction: More from Steve Wynn, apropos of the previous item. I hope Wynn’s not just noticing this now. Where was he some months before the 2012 election? The American economy has been heading south… from tottering, to declining, to wretched, to rotten for the entirety of Obama’s tenure in the White House. More people permanently out of work, and more people than ever on government assistance. What happened, did we all die and go to Greece? The term “recovery” when applied to America is a cruel joke on all Americans — and on the world, that really needs a strong, healthy America.


Drudge Headline(s): 

Quick Reaction: Great. What a good job you’ve done, Mr. President!


— xPraetorius

In a Weird Way, I Appreciate Bernie Sanders (Part II)


Let’s be very clear about something: While I appreciate Bernie Sanders’ honesty about his socialist beliefs, he’s warning us about what a horrible, stupid, half-witted dope of a President he’d be.

Bernie Sanders is saying:

“I’m a moron, who adheres to an ideology that kills people in staggering numbers year in and year out, but I still believe in it, ’cause I’m a stupid, IQ-deprived, knuckle-dragging, reactionary, drooling simpleton. So, vote for me for President! Okay?”

Look, the Democrats nominated Barack Obama… twice! It’s hardly out of the question that the out-in-la-la-land herd of ovine Democrat voters might choose the feeble-minded dope from Vermont.

We can’t say we weren’t warned.

— xPraetorius

It’s Worth Repeating (5/13/15) (Part II)


Democrat Party dishonesty and media corruption go hand-in-hand. Without media corruption, the Democrat Party would cease to be a viable electoral force in America overnight.

— xPraetorius

In a Weird Way, I Appreciate Bernie Sanders


Sanders, the extreme-leftist Senator from Vermont is running for the Democrat Party nomination for President of the United States. Sanders is no small-d democrat, but he is a Democrat. No, he’s not officially a member of the Democrat Party — he calls himself an “Independent” — but he’s running for the nomination of the Democrat Party. Sanders also calls himself a “Democratic Socialist,” and it is for that, that I accord him some grudging appreciation.

Oh, he’s a dirtbag alright… corrupt all the way through, as all dyed-in-the-wool socialists/statists are. But in this one respect — his admission that he’s a socialist — he’s an honest, corrupt dirtbag. When he calls himself a “Socialist,” he admits to your face that he adheres to an ideology that caused more death in the previous century than any other single cause — including war. And that was the century with both World Wars!

Socialists have a long, proud tradition of being the lying-est, most dishonest, most murderous, bloodthirsty, vicious, thuggish and cruel of all humans. However, they are scrupulously honest about one thing: their long-term goals. They make no bones about their goal to take power, to confiscate all personal property, to bring about what we all now know to be a general “equality” of poverty and squalor. But, equality, nonetheless.

We — normal, sane people — have been fortunate in that one respect with our enemies, the socialists. The infamous socialist, Adolf Hitler, announced openly that he was going to take over the world with his master race. The Soviets pointed to the works of Marx and Engels, and later Lenin and Stalin, all of which announced unambiguously that communism was on an inevitable trajectory to take over the world. The Communist Chinese said and did, and are doing, the same.

I said we were fortunate that our enemies telegraph their intentions. That doesn’t mean, however, that we have taken advantage of that knowledge. We’ve generally simply ignored the one thing they said that was actually honest. 

However, the notable exception was in our successful, if occasionally reluctant, prosecution of the Cold War, in which Ronald Reagan proved conclusively that socialism leads to penury, poverty, decay, deterioration, feebleness and ruin. Even an iron-fisted Soviet government was unable to bleed further a population, already bled white from seven decades of terror and death. So, we won that one, because socialism caused, as it inevitably does, the collapse of the country in which it was the politico-economic order.

We also won the previous conflict against the Nationalist strain of Socialism in Germany. But even then, our victory came only after we’d long ignored Hitler’s honest declarations that he was preparing to conquer the world.

This is the tradition of Bernie Sanders.

Oh, people will say, how can you say that — Sanders is Jewish?!? Sanders is a socialist before he’s Jewish. Militantly atheistic socialism doesn’t permit other belief systems — religions or philosophies — to occupy a higher place in a person’s hierarchy of priorities. Sanders’ ties with Judaism are only in his origins, not his beliefs. As a socialist, Sanders’ only disagreement with Stalin, Hitler, Lenin and others is their anti-semitism, but as a socialist, he’s said little or nothing about it.

All the pundits are saying that Sanders is running “to the left” of Hillary Clinton. But that’s only because Sanders is honest about his belief in socialism. He’s not to the left of Hillary at all. Or, more to the point, Hillary in her heart is not to Sanders’ right at all. Hillary, however, knows that she couldn’t ever be honest with the American people and win the Presidency. This pattern of cover-up and dishonesty appears with her over and over and over and over again over many, many years.

Barack Obama, also, had to lie about who and what he was, and continues to be. It was the same thing. If Obama had leveled with the American people and announced that he was a European-style “Democratic Socialist,” (we gave convincing evidence of Obama’s socialistic leanings here) then he never would have won any election. American electoral politics is, after all, about marketing. And Democrat Party marketing is about lying, and hiding, and covering up. It’s the only reason that the Democrat Party is a viable force in any election.(1)

Sanders is a dirtbag, alright — all socialists are dirtbags — but he’s an honest dirtbag. Hillary’s just a dirtbag.

If we somehow allow Sanders to become President, no one can say we weren’t warned. By Sanders himself!

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – That and media corruption. Democrat Party dishonesty and media corruption go hand-in-hand. Without media corruption, the Democrat Party would cease to be a viable electoral force in America overnight.

 

It’s Worth Repeating (5/3/15)


5/3/15

There’s a difference between America’s political right and her political left.

The right-wing, the real right-wing, have a sense of the bigger picture, an understanding that there are things and forces and events larger than they, a belief that we all arrive on this earth with a sacred obligation to improve things; to make the earth a better place for our having been here. Right-wingers believe that it is essential to make an improvement, not just a “difference;” that if you’re going to tear something down, you’d damned well better be ready to replace it with something better, more noble, more elevated, more uplifting. The left are scum.

— xPraetorius

 

George W. Bush – the Very Model of an Ex-President


George W. Bush sent young men and women (mostly young men) off to fight and die in service to America, and, much more importantly, in service to his decision that they needed to do what they did.

After he left the Presidency, Bush has dedicated a huge portion of his time to supporting the needs of those who answered his call to service. He has never asked for media coverage for his own efforts, but rather for the causes he has supported. These causes center mostly on event, and organizations, that support veterans and wounded veterans.

Bill Clinton asked Americans to serve too. In Bosnia and the region. Many did and some died. What did Clinton do since his departure from the Presidency? I don’t know all the details, but Hillary said that they were “dead broke” when they left the White House, and today, between them, they’re worth well north of $100 million. You tell me what they’ve been doing in the last 15 years.

Barack Obama has sent men and women (mostly men) to serve as well. Can anyone imagine Obama devoting his post-Presidency to serving the needs of those whom he sent into harm’s way? Nope. Me either.

There’s a difference between America’s political right and her political left.

The right-wing, the real right-wing, have a sense of the bigger picture, an understanding that there are things and forces and events larger than they, a belief that we all arrive on this earth with a sacred obligation to improve things; to make the earth a better place for our having been here. Right-wingers believe that it is essential to make an improvement, not just a “difference;” that if you’re going to tear something down, you’d damned well better be ready to replace it with something better, more noble, more elevated, more uplifting. The left are scum.

— xPraetorius

Finally! (Part III)


5/3/15

Finally, more people are starting to say about race relations what we’ve been saying for a very long time. Black people too!

I located this brilliant video this morning.

In the video, one Derryck Green, a serious, studious-looking, intelligent black man says some powerful things. Here are some:

  • To say that racism is foolish and stupid, not to mention evil, is to understate the case. But according to to many of their critics, Conservatives are that stupid and that evil. But with few exceptions, Conservatives are neither. So, why is the charge even made? The answer is primarily political: to maintain black support for liberals and liberal policies.(1)
  • (About Affirmative Action) “The Conservative position is that blacks have repeatedly proven that they can compete with anyone without the benefits, demeaning benefits, I might add, of lower standards. There are countless examples of black success in every field at every level.(2)
  • (Again about Affirmative Action) “… the Conservative argument goes further. Study after study shows that n the case of college admissions, Affirmative Action actually hurts many blacks. By lowering admissions standards for blacks and some other minority students, colleges set many of these students up for failure. They get placed in schools for which they’re not prepared and high black dropout rates confirm this view. So does common sense.”(3)
  • He does a great analysis of “Voter ID ” debate and turns it on its head with common sense. His bottom line for this “issue” are the incredulous questions: [1] “Can you get more condescending than that?”  and culminates with [2] “Tell me again, who are the racists?” The “Voter Id” segment  begins at 3:43 into the video and continues for 46 seconds to 4:29.
  • Why aren’t the people who compel black children to stay in terrible schools (liberals) the racists?”
  • At some point, maybe you’ll start asking yourself, like I did, who’s really obsessed with race, and whose policies really hurt blacks and minorities? Maybe it’s not who you think it is.”

Powerfully presented, by an eloquent and intelligent speaker. Also, I might add, we’ve been making these same points for some time now. It’s great to see other people picking up the commonsense banner too!

— xPraetorius

Notes:


 (1) – Wow! Sound vaguely familiar? :) Might you have seen this argument made in these pages from time to time?

 (2) – Another point that we’ve long made: Affirmative Action nowadays leads to a perception that a black person — in the absence of widespread white discrimination, and in the presence, of vast means of recourse in the rare eventuality of white discrimination — just might not deserve his or her place in the job, or in the university, or elsewhere. If I were black I’d find this demeaning too!

 (3) – This observation dovetails nicely with the previous note. Affirmative Action is a one-two sucker punch to the gut of a black person — all in the guise of “help.”

Finally! (Part II)


5/3/15

Finally, more people are starting to say about race relations what we’ve been saying for a very long time. Black people too!

I located this brilliant video yesterday evening.

In it, the beautiful young black woman narrator, Chloé Valdary says what we’ve been saying for a very long time. What she says is so close to what we’ve been saying, that it’s as if she’s been reading our blog! Hmmmmm… :)

Here are a few quotes from this remarkable video:

  • Many (white) people feel that they have to treat black people with kid gloves. They think this is noble, enlightened, progressive. It’s not. It’s demeaning and condescending. In fact, it’s racist.”(1)
  • Telling of her professor on the Michael Brown killing in Ferguson, Missouri: “The facts ultimately don’t matter.(2) All that matters is that a black boy was killed by a white cop. Another example of racism in a racist society, pure and simple.”
  • Rioting and looting are acceptable forms of behavior? Why? Because the rioters and looters have no other options? Really? In free, democratic America, you have no other options? Does this apply to all ethnic groups? Hispanics? Southeast Asians? Pacific Islanders? Of course not! But we, the enlightened ones, are ready with a pre-packaged list of excuses when blacks riot and loot.”(3)
  • Anyone, whether white or any other color, who excuses blacks for bad behavior, just because they are black, obviously doesn’t consider blacks their equal! Rather they view blacks, in effect, as children who are unable to adhere to the standards to which every other group is held.(4)
  • The only difference between this view (the condescending view) and that of white supremacists is that the white supremacists are honest and open. In their view blacks are inferior to whites, period. But those who condescend to blacks cloak themselves in self-righteousness, so somehow that makes it okay. Bad behavior happens, a riot in Ferguson, and they nod knowingly, (quoting liberals) ‘They couldn’t take it anymore, who could blame them?’ 
  • I’ll take the white supremacists any day. First there are very few of them, and they have no power. Second, I can easily prove them wrong. But, how do I shake off the condescenders? The patronizers? There are a lot of them, they have a lot of power, and they think they mean well.
  • How do I convince them (the condescenders) that as a black human being, I want to be, I must be, judged by the same standards as everybody else?

It’s an eye-opening video, by a brilliant young woman. I heartily recommend it!

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – In fact, this liberal condescension towards blacks is the white racism that pervades America today. We’ve often noted that the traditionally understood racism — whites believing they are superior to blacks — is nearly non-existent. It is, at best, a non-factor in American life today. However, the idea on the left that blacks are inferior has never died. I used that word, “died,” on purpose. White racism always did live on the American left. Segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK — all were products of the Democrat Party, the political wing of the American left. The eugenics movement, that envisioned the gradual elimination of the black and brown races because of their supposed genetic inferiority, was a product of the American left. Some of the most prominent believers in eugenics: Adolf Hitler, Woodrow Wilson, Margaret Sanger. The odd rightist (Winston Churchill) exception proved the rule. Racism’s home in America, and the world, is, and always was, on the political left.

(2) – “The facts don’t matter.” Boy! How often did we encounter that phenomenon in our recent jousting with the Race Grievance Industry? In fact, that phrase, “the facts don’t matter,” just about perfectly sums up the RGI’s entire worldview.

Remember: Margaret Thatcher said, “The facts of life are Conservative,” to which we appended: “but society’s white noise is leftist.” The RGI doesn’t have to deal in actual facts, the white noise drowns them out. As a leftist, you can go your whole life feeling completely validated, and never feel the need to question whether the “facts” you have accepted all your life are actually facts, and not fabrications. A Conservative can’t do that. He lives surrounded by contradictory, and often violently hostile, white noise 24/7/365.

(3) – Very powerful stuff! And we have been pointing this out for some time. This particular formulation of Valdary’s is, though, a wonderfully concise summary.

(4) – Some more powerful stuff! Yes, we’ve been talking about the infantilizing of blacks for a long time too. Needless to say, I consider this video to be just brilliant.

Finally! TWO Powerful, Influential People Make Points WE’VE Been Making for Years!


I could have made this post part of our “Powerful, Influential People Read This Blog” series, because people all over are finally beginning to say what we’ve been saying here all along: the American Left has owned the cities for decades. There hasn’t been a hint of Republican influence in the cities for decades.

The great Kevin Williamson says it, chapter and verse, here. He explains in some detail that same thing that we’ve been saying for a very long time now.

Williamson also summed it up in one well-crafted tweet: “Baltimore is the Left fighting the Left over the failed policies of the Left.”

I encourage you to read the column, both because of what it says, and also for how Williamson says it. Williamson is a great writer. When he gets irritated with something or someone, you can be sure that he will publish the witheringly best take-down of the offender. He’s positively steynian in his ability to dismantle and demolish American Leftism’s most cherished sacred cows(1).

Here’s a sample from Williamson’s piece (I’ve added some red highlighting of parts I found eye-opening):

American cities are by and large Democratic-party monopolies, monopolies generally dominated by the so-called progressive wing of the party. The results have been catastrophic, and not only in poor black cities such as Baltimore and Detroit. Money can paper over some of the defects of progressivism in rich, white cities such as Portland and San Francisco, but those are pretty awful places to be non-white and non-rich, too: Blacks make up barely 9 percent of the population in San Francisco, but they represent 40 percent of those arrested for murder, and they are arrested for drug offenses at ten times their share of the population. Criminals make their own choices, sure, but you want to take a look at the racial disparity in educational outcomes and tell me that those low-income nine-year-olds in Wisconsin just need to buck up and bootstrap it?

Black urban communities face institutional failure across the board every day. There are people who should be made to answer for that: What has Martin O’Malley to say for himself? What can Ed Rendell say for himself other than that he secured a great deal of investment for the richest square mile in Philadelphia? What has Nancy Pelosi done about the radical racial divide in San Francisco?

Mychal Denzel Smith, toy radical at The Nation, offered the usual illiterate slogan “f**k the police” and declared of the rioters: “I also hope they break s**t.” Writers at Salon also endorsed violence for its own sake. “I do not advocate non-violence,” Benji Hart affirmed. Most of this can be credited to juvenile posturing, and it should be noted that the rioters in Baltimore mostly are not burning down tax offices or police stations but are in the main looting businesses and carrying out acts of wanton opportunistic vandalism — that’s not a revolt, but a crime spree. Meretricious “black rage” rhetoric notwithstanding, what we have seen in places such as Ferguson and Baltimore is much more ordinarily criminal than political.

But there is a legitimate concern here — from which no one seems to be willing to draw the obvious conclusion: There is someone to blame for what’s wrong in Baltimore.

However, we are not alone, Kevin and I … also great and indispensable Jonah Goldberg weighed in too. And, as it turns out, he said the same thing we’ve been saying as well! Here’s his column. In that column, Goldberg says this (with my red highlighted emphasis):

If Republicans were responsible for the systemic, intergenerational failure of urban America, liberals would have an easy explanation: racism. That would be unfair to say of Republicans, and it’s unfair to hurl the charge at Democrats, too (Though a certain kind of liberal condescension is a kind of racism, I suppose.). But since they [liberals] are incapable or unwilling to discuss the obvious explanations  – corruption, cronyism, incompetence etc — liberals must offer an even broader indictment of “the system.”

I think that Goldberg, one of the finest commentators in the land today, understates a very important point here. When Goldberg says, “a certain kind of liberal condescension is a kind of racism” he echoes what we’ve been saying here in these pages, again, for a very long time, but doesn’t give it its due. This “certain kind of liberal condescension” is the default, overarching state-of-mind that liberals exhibit toward black Americans in all their dealings with them. When blacks lash back at liberals, it is almost always because of this very, demeaning, disrespectful, patronizing, arrogant, contemptuous, snobbish, hoity-toity, pompous, icky … racist attitude that is the liberal attitude.

I’m not alone in understanding this. Ann Coulter has been making this point for a long time. Tammy Bruce, ex-leftist and former head of NOW in LA, just came out with a new book detailing it. (here)

More and more and more and more people are starting to recognize what we’ve seen for a very long time: the home of racism is on America’s left. Don’t look for racism among Conservatives; rather look for it among those on the left who think that — absent massive government intervention, and even in the absence of any kind of demonstrable white racism — black people just can’t make it. That black people just aren’t smart enough, or good enough, or civilized enough to make it in America. You’ll find racism on America’s political left, not on her right.

— xPraetorius

Notes:


 (1) – No one is better than the master, Mark Steyn, but Williamson is at the top of the pyramid with Steyn.

One (or two) Serious Concern(s) About Body Cams


I’m generally in favor of body cams, but there is one very serious concern that I have, and I’ll explain it in the form of a confession. Here goes:

I’m a good employee. I like to think that I’m a very good employee. However, I can point to a dozen of so incidents in my career where something that I did would have led to my immediate termination at my place of employment. None of these incidents was indicative of who or how I am, and they were all “one offs,” and I look back on them with shame now, and I never repeated them, and all that. That’s all true. Regardless, if I’d been caught, I’d have been justifiably fired.

Here’s one: One time, while I was an on-the-road computer repair technician — and a darned good one! — I was returning from a job, when I was overcome by fatigue and had to pull over and rest.

I was overcome with fatigue because I had stayed out the previous evening and over-indulged in activities in which one should not over-indulge. Only beer, folks… don’t let your imagination take you too far! At that point, my company’s practice (a common one) was to charge our customers “portal-to-portal,” which means that the customer whose computer I fixed paid both for my drive time to their location and also for my drive time to the location of my next customer, or back to the office.

On this particular return trip, I was returning to the office, so the only customer being charged with my need to rest on the way back to the office was the one whose computer I’d just fixed. When I’d recovered after a half-hour nap or so, I returned to the office and explained my lateness by claiming to have been caught in traffic. I never did it again, and am ashamed of it to this day.

If my boss had known what I’d done, I’d have been, justifiably, fired. That was my most egregious flouting of my employer’s rules, but I’ve done others, including calling in sick when I wasn’t, and the like.

Everyone, including cops, has done something like this. Imagine if you had to put up with every moment of  your work day coming under scrutiny. How well would you do on your films? Would you be a the perfect employee? Remember, each thing that is caught may not necessarily lead to your dismissal, but it could justify, say, a bad review leading to a diminished raise, or no raise at all.

These things could cost lots lots of employees — not just the cops — lots of money, or lots of jobs.

Now you and I who are not policemen would have some serious difficulties with such body cams. Our jobs have their stresses, and we come home many, many nights bone tired and ready only to collapse into bed from stress and fatigue.

How about cops? Don’t forget: their jobs are wall-to-wall stress! Would body cams require cops to be perfect in every aspect of every interaction they ever have with anyone in the public? If so, then you might as well fire every cop in every police force right now. Even the very best, the least racist, the nicest, most honest, most integrity-filled of all cops wouldn’t be able to live up to that standard.

I’ve been in favor of body cams, but this one just might be a deal-breaker.

One more quick thing. Body cams are a great idea, but they are technology, and I’m an expert in many, many different aspects of many different technologies. I know technology … at a lot of different levels. I know how wonderful — and how crashingly, stupidly, ridiculously, pathetically, stupidly imperfect — it can be.

What if a body cam catches a cop saying the perfectly good word: snigger,” and isn’t sensitive enough to catch the “s”? You and I both know what happens then. Read the page here, if you’re really wondering.

— xPraetorius

Still MORE Fireworks Over at the RGI! (With a Surprise!) (Note: Rated “R”)


Holy mackerel! Redux!

In this blog post, here, we pointed out that the great fortress that is the Race Grievance Industry — the RGI — appears to have developed some cracks. If you follow the RGI, you realize that they are absolutely monolithic, maintaining an ideological purity that they make massive efforts to keep absolutely inviolable. Step off the reservation, and you are anathematized immediately. Once and forever.

All that remains true, but now it appears that the anathematized are coming back and arguing about what caused their own exiling. In other words, they’re not taking the RGI’s censorship quietly anymore.

Here’s how it works — or at least how it used to work: Go onto a “black web site” (self-labeled) like Brotha Wolf’s, or Abagond’s (I sometimes refer to “Brotha Wolf” as “BW” for brevity.), and offer some disagreement with the premise of a blog post. If that disagreement goes against the holy tenets of the RGI, the reaction is swift, indignant and aspires to be devastating. It tends to be merely stupid.

One can dissent on the RGI blog sites, but only within very narrow confines: To post a valid dissent, you must say, for example, that the post didn’t go far enough in its condemnation of something or someone, and that the post was too kind to the target of the post. The blog owner then ashamedly admits that, yes, the dissenter is correct, he was just too nice, darn it! and didn’t go far enough in excoriating whomever or whatever.(1)

However, if a dissenter dares to disagree with the actual premise of a post, look out! The reason for this is that the RGI’s blog posts are always some whining variation of RGI holy writ. If you contribute to an RGI blog, like BW’s, you must not deviate from RGI holy writ, in any way. Period.

What is RGI holy writ?

  1. White racism is everywhere, and it permeates everything, even inanimate objects. This is the so-called “institutional racism.”
  2. Whites are evil… all of them. If they’re not overtly evil, then they’re not stopping the overtly evil ones from doing evil things, making them just as bad as the perpetrators.
  3. Rampant black crime is really the fault of whites, because the criminals are forced by racism to commit crimes. No further discussion of this can be permitted.
  4. The horrific black-on-black murder rate is also the fault of racist whites who developed the system of “white supremacy” within which blacks are forced to act and react as they do. No further discussion of this can be permitted either.
  5. All other social pathologies and problems among black people — poverty, government dependence, unemployment, drug use and distribution, lower achievement levels, lower education levels — are the fault of white racism for the same reason as #’s 3 and 4, above.

Disagree with any aspect of holy writ and here’s what happens: First, the dissident immediately finds himself branded as a racist white man. Then, as it sometimes turns out, if the dissident reveals that he is not white, or not even a man, the accusations take a different turn: he is brainwashed, a house n***er, or so beaten down by the system of “white supremacy” that he has become part of it, a victim of a kind of “Stockholm Syndrome,” or, of course, that he’s a liar, and is really a white man(2). Usually, the dissident slinks away, or does some kind of self-abasement to appease the enraged herd. If he persists in his dissent, he finds himself banned from the site. No real black person, you see, could possibly dissent against RGI holy writ!

While to a man or woman, the RGI will insist that black people are not monolithic in any sense, they also insist that all black people understand and agree that the country is overflowing with white racism. Ergo, if a dissident does not agree with that premise, he must not be black. Even if he’s black. Got it? The many people in the RGI with whom I’ve debated in the past few years, have all — no exceptions — insisted that black people are not monolithic, and then have become apoplectic with rage at the first hint of disagreement. Not one black person with whom I’ve locked horns has thought differently. Not one person with whom I’ve locked horns has been able either even to recognize that glaring contradiction or, of course, to explain it.

Mind you, there are black people who believe differently, but they are not members of the RGI. The RGI is absolutely rigidly, almost militaristically, monolithic in its thinking and its beliefs. This is not really all that surprising. The RGI is a subset of America’s political left-wing, which is comprised principally of grievance groups. There’s the RGI itself, of course, but also the Gay Grievance Industry, the Feminist Grievance Industry, the Hispanic Grievance Industry, the Immigration Grievance Industry, the Poverty Grievance Industry, the newly-constituted Muslim Grievance Industry, and many more.

All these groups have recognized that there is much money, fame, prestige and power to be had in complaining about how horrible things are in America. So, while they complain, they cash in. Apparently, there are some in their midst, however, who are starting to recognize this scam for what it really is, and who think that a scam is a scam is a scam and that it can’t be good for the country no matter what your political predilection(3).

Which brings us back to the aforementioned “Brotha Wolf.” Back on the 23rd of this month, he published a plaintive, whiny post that he titled “A Right To Speak.” (here) He originally entitled it: “A Right To Be Mad” as the URL indicates,(4)  but apparently changed his mind.

Right from the get-go, the title is suspicious. Is BW trying to pretend that he is being denied his fundamental, constitutional right to free speech? That would be difficult to reconcile with his hundreds and hundreds of blog posts(5) — all available to the entire online world! — and his apparently busy presence on other social media. He is not, it seems, having any problems “speaking.”

He then goes on, ultimately, to say in a kind of pathetic, whimpering post, that those who disagree should just go away and leave him alone. His logic seems to center on the idea that his experiences give him the legitimacy to express his racist,(6) hatred-filled sentiments. He’s been hearing back lately that he has the right to say whatever he wants, but he doesn’t have any right to guarantee agreement from his readers, and this astonishes, stupefies, flummoxes, dumbfounds, perplexes and, especially, ticks BW off entirely.

Actually, no one — me included — begrudges him this. I’ve followed this blog in-depth for several years, and no one has ever suggested that BW should not have the right to say what he says, without repercussion. Not a single person, ever. So, what is BW’s beef? Simple: he wants to vent his spleen without ever encountering anyone who disagrees with him, because he is deeply emotionally invested in his irrational opinions.

No problem. He wouldn’t be the first person who got himself deeply invested in his own personal opinions. However, he is part of a vast tendency in America that truly has no interest in brooking any disagreement whatsoever with its beliefs. Brotha Wolf is just one of these, and he admits it in the post and in the comments that I’ve captured below.

Please note: I would have simply pointed you to the post, and to my dialogues with BW’s acolytes, but I was banned from his site long ago. I don’t blame BW for that. Even though I’m a white guy, I’m plainly much  more informed about black America than BW is. However, I did notice a remarkable thing: I’ve been banned from quite a few left-wing web sites, merely for expressing my sentiments. I’ve never seen anyone banned ever from any right-wing web site or blog. Ever. No matter how rude, condescending, obnoxious or rude the person.

Personally, I’ve followed a simple rule: state my beliefs, back them up with generally-agreed upon facts, be unfailingly polite and … be nice. On every single left-wing web site where I did that I was banned. Needless to say, I was banned from BW’s blog long ago. I never even used bad words.(7) Not a single one. The remarkable thing that I noticed was this: left-wing web sites and blogs ban people from participating in them frequently. I’ve never seen a right-wing blog or web site ban a commenter. And, the right-wing web sites have faced a whole lot more noxious, troll-ish visitors than the militantly monolithic left-wing sites.

This says a lot about the American right, and the left and, of course, the RGI: the left is most concerned with maintaining ideological purity — on the left, all intellectual exploration must first pass ideological muster before even being acknowledged; the right is concerned mostly with understanding something.

In BW’s post, he gives kind of a pitiful “no mas,” suggesting that visitors simple leave him alone to express his racist sentiments. I’m not at all unsympathetic to that idea, except for one thing: he uses his self-expression to make vast, broad, sweeping statements, and at that point, ropes in the rest of America. Simply put: in BW’s rantings, he accuses me — as well as my brothers and sisters, my son and daughter — of being evil racist scumbags, simply because they’re white. At that point, he makes his content fair game, which brings us to another important point. In the time I’ve been following BW — several years now — almost none of the dissenters visiting his site, have attacked BW personally. There have been rare exceptions, but most dissenters have disagreed respectfully, politely and … nicely.

Too bad.

They were all banned if they persisted in their disagreement, or were unpersuaded by BW’s, and his acolytes’, emotion-laden and generally irrelevant “arguments.”

In BW’s post below there is the usual “Amen chorus” suggesting that [fill in RGI sacred tenet here] … but there is alsoFreeThinker.”

FreeThinker is, apparently, a “brown girl.” At least she calls herself that. She dissents from the RGI holy tenets so, of course,  gets banned. However, BW is, apparently, weary, and simply doesn’t allow her posts to see the light of day. How do we know this? Here’s the big surprise — “FreeThinker” has contacted us here at the increasingly influential Praetorian Writers’ Group. She(7)  has indicated that she submitted several posts that didn’t even appear on BW’s blog. We have shown them here, where they would have appeared if BW hadn’t been afraid to display them. Now, please note that I’m taking FreeThinker’s word that she would have posted on BW’s blog, and that BW simply didn’t allow the posts to appear. I’m doing that because that certainly seems like BW’s modus operandi. FreeThinker’s claim is very credible. I’ve indicated where they would have appeared, and added my own comments.

In an additional note, I will meet with FreeThinker with the premise of the meeting to be: Might FeeThinker, be qualified/of a mind to join our small, but increasingly influential think tank. We are always on the lookout for new writers, and FreeThinker gives every indication that she is, indeed, a free thinker, with much of strong substance to say. And she says it well.

Now, BW used to be at least man enough to announce that he was banning someone. At which point, you could be confident that he’d submit a post indicating that he had banned someone and why, in his thinking, that person merited their fate. Not this time. Now, it appears, BW is simply not allowing blog replies to appear!

Holy Mackerel! Is the RGI so insecure in their thinking and beliefs that they can’t even allow dissenting voices to exist?

Bottom line: Brotha Wolf wants to be able to write scurrilous, defamatory, libelous, horrible things about an entire race of people — things that would cause him to turn purple with rage if directed at him or at black people — and for those on the receiving end just to shut up and let him vent. Furthermore, he doesn’t want any indication whatsoever that there might be — heaven forfend! — black  people who might disagree with his racist flapdoodle. I’ve noticed this same thing on all the RGI web sites and blogs I’ve visited.

I’ve spent a lot of time and “ink” introducing BW’s post. So, I should probably just show it to you. Remember: BW has censored me, or else I’d simply link to the post. I’ve added my own comments [in square brackets and red font], as is my wont.

So, without further ado, here’s Brotha Wolf’s post and the subsequent comments:


— BEGINNING OF BW’S POST AND COMMENTS —

A Right To Speak

I’m not the best at debate. In fact, I’m not good at debating at all. I don’t use a lot of college-level words in my articles. [One wonders why not. He is a college graduate. It’s no secret. He claims it somewhere in social media. It’s a simple fact, however, that to be “good at debate” one needs at least to be familiar with one’s subject. BW expounds a lot on subjects with which, apparently, he has very little familiarity. If I didn’t know much about my subject, I’d be a pretty bad debater too.] I base my entries on events that are going on and use my own judgment based on a little research that doesn’t take a lot to do.  To be honest, I don’t have the time to do extensive research like I want to, nor do I have a scholarly mind. And lets be real, there are more important places for such writings to be than on a simple blog such as mine. [In other words, BW’s knowledge of what he writes about is superficial at best. When you see the charges that he levels, you will understand quite easily that he needs to do  one heckuva lot more research. The charges BW levels are very serious indeed — racism, violence, hatred, ongoing slavery and bias, continuing murders and other abuses, and more. Yet, then BW pretends that it is legitimate to make such damaging charges while admittedly doing only superficial research. This is at best highly irresponsible; at worst scurrilous and evil. These last two sentences of BW’s are really admissions that BW is a fraud. A man who is willing to draw terrible, vile conclusions about more than a billion people on admittedly superficial research, resulting in admittedly ignorant conclusions, as must all such “research.” BW surely didn’t want to confess to this, but he did.]

So, where am I going with this? Well, this is in response to certain commenters who, in literally so many words, have taken the time to express how wrong I am whenever an issue dealing that reflects who I am as a black person takes center stage and I write about it. I express my thoughts and emotions, but there are those who will not approve and will find something wrong with that. And I strongly believe that it’s because I’m a person of color who dares to talk about racism. [In all the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of blog posts and comments that I’ve followed, never once has a single commenter suggested that, somehow, BW’s experiences are invalid, or worthless, or unimportant. There have been people — myself included — who have suggested that BW’s personal experiences are just that personal. They can’t legitimately be used to draw conclusions about an entire people in an entire country. Personal experiences are valid. They can help to add real understanding of the real effects of nationwide phenomena. It should be noted also, that BW is an admittedly racist “person of color” talking about racism. That’s a bit like a Nazi “daring” to talk about anti-semitism. Let’s face it, it takes no courage to be a black person accusing whites of racism. That is about the most gutless decision anyone — black or white — can possibly do.]

I don’t mind being told I’m wrong, but it gets on my nerves when the reasons why are mundane and weightless. And when I explain myself, it’s like talking to a broken record that repeats the same responses over and over. It’s like being told that my thoughts are worthless compared to the other person’s and that is the core of these isms and phobias against certain people that we have to deal with all the time. [And, again, no one ever suggested — that I saw — over hundreds and hundreds of posts, ever once suggested that BW’s thoughts were worthless. People did make the point that BW’s could not use his experiences to make any conclusions about the country as a whole. For that you do need things like BW’s obscure anecdotes, but you need global statistics as well. Whenever the contributors to BW’s blog did try to use statistics, they tended to be made up and transparently false. For example: one commenter said that white police were shooting and killing “millions of black people and then falsifying the police reports” every year. Of course, if that were true, then blacks would be wiped out in less than a generation. I’m not sure what BW means by “these isms and phobias,” but if he’s referring to a phobia against white people, then he should understand what phobia is: “a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it.” The key word here is: “irrational.” If it’s irrational, then you need to deal with it , and you need to cut it out. Everyone points out that one should not fear, for example, the number 13, or flying. Why? Because these fears are irrational and, read it well, go against the facts. The number 13 causes no problems; flying is still the safest way to travel, and, it seems pretty obvious, white racism ceased to be a big problem more than half a century ago. As for “mundane and weightless” reasons, BW has faced all manner of excellent observations and simply decreed them “mundane and weightless.” You’ll notice that BW provides no example of a “mundane and weightless” reason. If there were so many, it should be easy for him to provide one so that everyone can judge for himself.]

I’ve dealt with people, some claiming to be people of color, who told me that my focus is on a subject they felt was not important enough to mention. [An amazing phenomenon in the RGI! They are, it seems, constitutionally incapable of dealing with the ideas of someone who disagrees. For some reason, they can’t resist the temptation to engage in all sorts of irrelevant speculation about who the dissenter is. His skin color, education, background, location, knowledge level, trustworthiness, honesty, deep thoughts he may or may not be harboring. Things you might not even know about a close friend! There is an easy explanation for this, of course: the RGI can’t counter ideas, so they attack the holder. Resort to this smoke screen means further that the RGI is incapable of participating in an honest debate. When they call for an “honest debate” about race relations, they mean a “debate” in which anyone who might disagree with them, comes around to their viewpiont, admits his racism, and how wrong he was, and promises that he will support the RGI’s further efforts to keep racial tensions alive and hot.] I was told that racism wasn’t a big deal in this country, at least today. I was told that black-on-black crime was the real issue. I was told that black people were “out of control”. I was told this and that from those who seemed to can’t stand the subject of racism enough to want to virtually troll around and even derail topics.

Being told how wrong you are when you are a person of color discussing racism helps to kill the topic for seemingly personal and immoral reasons. Racism is a realistic subject that is just as important today as it was 40 years ago. When you have unarmed black people getting killed left and right by (mostly) white police, [Another example of RGI holy writ that is, simply, wrong. Unarmed black people are killed, in the vast, overwhelming majority, by other black people. However, this simple truth is something that BW cannot and will not face. ] for instance, racism becomes a possibility when it’s happening by the hundreds each year. [Again, BW’s assertion is easy to contradict with just a moment’s thought. “Hundreds” of incidents of racism — in a country of more than 300 million people is a frequency proving that America is the least racist country on earth — by very, very far. In a country of more than 300 million people, real racism would produce millions of incidents of racism each year.]  I’ve yet to hear about unarmed white citizens murdered by black cops at the exact same frequency. Until that happens, it’s quite understandable, like it or not, that racism is a factor. [Do you know the incidence of white deaths at the hands of the police? Without that knowledge, there’s no way of knowing whether it’s racism, or, for example, a cover-up. The fact that we do hear about black deaths, in excruciating detail, is concrete evidence that the country is not racist. What is the thing that all supporters of a cause want the most? Easy: awareness of their cause. Is anyone in America really unaware of the RGI’s various causes? Seriously?]

The subject of racism is so heavy and complex that it tires a soul out, a soul who’s aware that it exists. [I’ll go along with that, but nothing tires the soul more than struggling against imaginary enemies.] But it’s even more exhausting trying to convince naysayers that it’s still going on, and they don’t believe you no matter how hard to try to prove it. [Note: in all the back-and-forths, no one ever said it’s not still going on. They did, however, make the point, pretty convincingly, that it’s not that big a problem anymore.] The truth is you can’t ‘prove’ racism to them, because they are stuck in denial. [See the previous note. This is a serious problem of the RGI: trying desperately to argue against points no one else is even trying to make.] It’s as if they are willingly blind and ignorant to the obvious. Nothing can make them consider otherwise. [Kind of interesting, coming from someone who has repeatedly said that nothing ever, forever, not ever, will change his mind about anything.]

However, the other truth is that there is no argument when it’s open and plain for anyone to see. There is no “other side” to consider when certain groups of people are being demonized and dehumanized daily. [There are always other points of view. As many as there are people in the world. But, there is a simple truth: black people are not being demonized or dehumanized daily anywhere. Quite the contrary, people in America are agonizing about what can be done to improve the prospects and lives of all black Americans. Period.] But they exhaust themselves trying to convince me and others that the issue of racism is a minor topic compared to whatever they think is considered more important.

That is why I end up banning them from my den. In the end, they’re trying to tell me that my thoughts don’t matter, and that my feelings are insignificant. [Again, no one ever said this.]  In other words, I’m not supposed to get upset or scared whenever another black person is killed by a crazed cop. I’m not supposed to get angry that more and more young black folks are streaming to prison in record numbers for the most minor offenses. [Context needed: (1) Are whites streaming to jail also for minor offenses? (2) Are the blacks going to jail committing crimes? No one is suggesting that the America criminal justice system is perfect, but if it’s true that, as BW says, “young black folks are streaming to prison in record numbers for the most minor offenses” without understanding the context, that is perfectly meaningless.] I’m supposed to keep quiet when my people are constantly misrepresented in the media 24 hours a day. And I’m supposed to shut up when people bring up stupid reasons why people shouldn’t stand up against that and other forms of racism. [No one ever says this either. Everyone who has ever locked horns with people on BW’s blog has insisted that racism should be opposed wherever it appears. However, when BW admits he is a racist, he suggests that’s just okay, because it’s white people’s fault anyway. How is anyone supposed to counter racism, if there is some racism that’s okay, and other racism that’s not?]

We can not agree on the same thing. But when people start seeing that racism is not only real but terrible, maybe, just maybe there will be some progress. [More RGI strawmen. No one with any influence whatsoever has ever, at least in the past century, suggested that racism is not real or terrible.] Then again, not everyone is down with progress, and that is part of the problem.

16 THOUGHTS ON “A RIGHT TO SPEAK”

  1. I feel your frustration and I live it as well. This current climate seems to be one long endless snuff film. I’ve seen Black people killed in real time more than I have ever at any point in my life. And yet, we are still blamed for being “wild” or “deserving” of such treatment. I have lost the ability to argue the point because if you can’t see what I’m saying then nothing I could say will make you see it. But let’s not be fooled into believing this is anything less than an agenda being put forward. And yet we have hashtags to label our pain and outrage as if they are revelations only we of the highly melaninated peoples knew existed.

    This summer is gonna be a hot one and methinks the powers that be are looking forward to the show.

    Excellent commentary Brotha. [Here’s an incoherent comment, from a generally incoherent commenter.]

  2. “Then again, not everyone is down with progress.” Preach. [Here’s another incoherent comment, from a generally incoherent commenter.]

  3. I express my thoughts and emotions, but there are those who will not approve and will find something wrong with that. And I strongly believe that it’s because I’m a person of color who dares to talk about racism.

    I don’t mind being told I’m wrong, but it gets on my nerves when the reasons why are mundane and weightless. And when I explain myself, it’s like talking to a broken record that repeats the same responses over and over. It’s like being told that my thoughts are worthless compared to the other person’s and that is the core of these isms and phobias against certain people that we have to deal with all the time.

    I’ve dealt with people, some claiming to be people of color, who told me that my focus is on a subject they felt was not important enough to mention. I was told that racism wasn’t a big deal in this country, at least today. I was told that black-on-black crime was the real issue. I was told that black people were “out of control”. I was told this and that from those who seemed to can’t stand the subject of racism enough to want to virtually troll around and even derail topics.

    Those trolls are of the worst kind – the ‘concern’ trolls pretending to be PoC, [More mystical, magical thinking of the RGI. Pretending to know — just by reading a few words on a web page — the race, thinking, feelings, and a lot more, about the writer. ] yet repeating, verbatim, the racist BS statistics and insane, inane rhetoric that has been spouted from any and every racist, separatist, supremacist and / or conservative “source.” [Oops! Giving away the game here! These people are not against racism at all. In fact, they like their own racism. “Sepultra13″ gives away the real truth here: the RGI is nothing more than a collection of stooges of the American left. The reference to “conservative” sources gives it away. A source is a source is a source. If the information is correct, then the source is a good one, whether it be a leftist, rightist or centrist source. In decreeing that any source is illegitimate merely for its political predilections, the RGI does the usual illegitimate leftist tactic of trying to disprove the point by demonizing the source. ] Responding to them is an exercise in futility – you will only drive yourself mad as they suck you into their vortex of willful ignorance.

    I think the saddest thing is that some of these trolls are liberal saviours, who can’t be trusted any more than conservative, tea-bagging bigots…all political labels are anathema to me. [Yep. All political labels are anathema to this person. That’s why his previous sentence is groaning with … political labels. And a slur or two tossed in, just for fun.]

    Good article – we need to keep pointing out racism wherever it exists, even if others try to shout us down and drown us out. Save energy for that…not for engaging trolls in endless, rhetorical arguments that go nowhere.

    Just my $0.02…

  4. See that knowledge! [Wow! See that knowledge! To quote BW:  “I base my entries on events that are going on and use my own judgment based on a little research that doesn’t take a lot to do.  To be honest, I don’t have the time to do extensive research like I want to, nor do I have a scholarly mind.”] It’s your blog, your views, your opinions and your facts. [ If they don’t like it, then they need to start their own blog and not try to discredit yours. [This would be a valid point except for the nature of BW’s blog. In it he libels billions of people who look like me, and he puts it out there for the entire world to see. He shouldn’t expect (1) that no one would disagree with him, or (2) that no one among the libeled billions would take offense, or that (3) no one among the libeled billions would just quietly take it without defending themselves. If he does indeed have those expectations, then he’s an idiot.]

  5. Well, this is in response to certain commenters who, in literally so many words, have taken the time to express how wrong I am whenever an issue dealing that reflects who I am as a black person takes center stage and I write about it. – Brothawolf

    Bothawolf, you must remember, … Amerika has an ugly history of denying black folks some of the basics of life. How to read and write, denied the right for a black husband and wife to cohabitate by sending them to different plantations. In short, the objective of unprogressive and feeble minded whites is to deny you and the black man in general the right for you to see yourself as an autonomous (self-determining) human being. Generally, they want you to view yourself either as mere property or as a little boy and not having the right to fully express yourself. The ultimate goal of WHITEY is to deny you your humanity!

    The reason why whites are terrified of any black man that’s FREE not only as a thinker but physically as well, is because they know that if your imagination as a free thinker is arrested, well then, you are already defeated. On the other hand, any black man who’s firm about their position and who they are as a person, they then see you as a threat because you’re falling for their bullshit. Do not allow yourself to conform to the thinking of someone else. Never allow anyone to take away or deny that what you saw with your own two eyes (the shooting of black men) was in fact a lie. Also, if some former cave dweller does attempt this stunt, well then, they simply don’t deserve or qualify for a response from you. In other words, hurt their feelings with silence!

    Keep up the good work Brothawolf! [I’m leaving this overheated silliness uncommented upon, because “FreeThinker” responds below.]

  6. TeddyBearSniffer said:

    April 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

    I’m going to state something that might be hard for some or even you to believe. I think the mannerisms that CNN shows these reports of brutality alone against black persons might be just a way to perpetuate strong world wide stereotypes. It’s important to show the injustices committed but step back…. Step back and let’s really re-examine the country (US of A) because that’s what we are focused on. They won’t highlight or regurgitate any of the police brutality against several white people for a reason… It puts scale and highlights on white people in both urban and rural settings and shatters stereo type myths. CNN is literally exploiting and manipulating these facts… The media knows many folks will see the news and say that’s just another unruly dead ” ” and move on and further add to their stereotypical subconsciousness… [As incoherent and paranoid as this is, FreeThinker responds effectively to it as well, below.]

  7. FreeThinker said:

    April 24, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Hogwash! If you put your ideas out there, you should expect that there just might be people who might disagree with you. [Bang!] If you’re telling them to shutup, then you’re no different from what you’re trying to condemn. [Double Bang!] And, no Katina, you DON’T get to have your own facts. The facts are the facts are the facts… no one owns them. [Triple Bang!] By saying that Brotha Wolf has his own facts you’re just saying that he gets to make crap up. [Yep. No one owns the facts.] And blakksage, you’re bringing up stuff that hasn’t been seen in 150 years and talking like it’s today. I’m calling BS on you. If you continue to put out garbage like this, it’s no wonder there are people calling you on it. They’re not trolls, theyre free thinkers. [Wow! In a few lines, FreeThinker demolishes a large chunk of BW’s post and subsequent comments.]

  8. Those arguments you listed in regards to posters nay-saying racism, [What does this mean? No one has denied racism. In fact, because of this constant brainless accusation of “racism denial,” literally all commenters have gone way out of their way to assert — over and over and over and over again — that they understand that white racism (the type Herneith is referring to) exists.] are nothing but deflective retorts to the topic of racism. I say mock em! Since they try to trivialize Black folks feelings, I say do the same thing! Nothing pisses them off more that a thankless ‘cullud’ ain’t ‘listening to them. Besides, they really can’t be taken seriously, but that’s their point isn’t it? [Herneith’s posts are typically pointless, stupid and illiterate.]

  9. ColonialistThinker said: “And blakksage, you’re bringing up stuff that hasn’t been seen in 150 years and talking like it’s today. I’m calling BS on you. They’re not trolls, theyre free thinkers.”

    Let me tell you something BOY. [Lol! No problem here! As it turns out, FreeThinker is a girl, and a “brown girl” at that! “blakksage,” like the rest of the RGI is absolutely uninterested in understanding things on which he expounds volubly.] You don’t get the right to tell me how to respond to a blog post. [So true! If you wish to respond like complete half-wit, you’re well within your rights!] You may have a better chance to succeed at sitting your little wrinkle ass on a chair filled with needles, but not here with me. [Huh?] And you incorrect again to say that trolls are something other than those who attempt to derail the posted topic, just like you’re trying to do here. You are an EFFing troll! [Ooooohhh… well, that does it! “blakksage” says FreeThinker is a troll. Now it’s on the internet, so it must be true.]

    However, you are correct when you state than I speak of things that took place over 150 years ago as if they’re still taking place today. Practically the same shit is still happening today as they did for more than 150 years ago. [Big claim!  Does “blakksage” back it up with something? With anything? Nope. He just says it.]

    Even further, I take personal offense to that because black people was on this continent even prior to Christopher Columbus’ bitch ass brought slaves for a personal fee against their will. [Oh? What black people were in America before the arrival of Christopher Columbus? Serious question. If there were such people, I’d love to know better that aspect of pre-European American history. However, I looked around — only cursorily, I admit — and found nothing that indicates that there were black Africans here in America before Columbus.] In fact, I take offense again because my ancestors were brought here within the hull of an EFFing slave ship over 400 years ago, not a mere 150 years ago. [Okay. That was, of course, the best thing that ever happened to “blakksage,” if not to his unfortunate ancient ancestors. Without that tragic event some 400 years ago, bs (1) either wouldn’t exist, or (2) would be living today somewhere in Africa, where he’d have considerably worse prospects than here in America.] Give credit where credit is due, … nincompoop! Get your facts together before making a darn fool of yourself BOY! Isn’t Amerikkka still grappling with the following?

    Discrimination and racism against blacks
    Thuggification of blacks
    Marginalization of blacks
    Extrajudicial killing of blacks
    Criminalization of blacks
    Ghettoization of blacks
    Murdering of unarmed black men
    Economic, social political disenfranchisement of blacks

    ColonialistThinker, are we not still dealing with the same bullshit TODAY, as we did with stupid ass white folks over 400 years ago?? Aren’t we BOY! [Despite, bs’s paroxysm of dyspepsia, FreeThinker responds devastatingly, below.]

    Sick ass white boys like you make me EFFing sick. I will never conform my thinking and behavior to be consistent with yours or any other former cave dweller. You and other trolls will never pull this conformity thinking on me or to make me feel as if what I’m saying is wrong. Therefore, you may as well do what a lot of white folks are notorious for doing when they want to feel as if they’re still in control, either go and ph**k your sister or ask your mother to get down on her knees at the threshold of your zipper for a little comfort. [I left in this gratuitous, obscene nitwittery, because FreeThinker responds to it, and in typically effective fashion.]

    Now, go ahead and post your second weak ass post which I’m certain will amount to saying nothing!

  10. Brothawolf, thanks for banning these trolls. Keep speaking the truth!

  11. FreeThinker said:

    April 25, 2015 at 3:49 am

    @Blakksage, that has to have been one of the funniest posts I think I’ve ever read. It was so full of paranoid, brain-dead, nonsensical hoo-hah that for a moment I figured you MUST be joking. No one REALLY believes all that stupid garbage! But, apparently, YOU do. By the way, I like that your initials are bs, because it’s so fitting. So, since I think you’re actually telling the truth, and that you DO believe all that dimwitted tripe you posted, I’ll answer you as if you WERE serious. [Now do you see why I’m growing to like this FreeThinker person? She sees things a bit as I do and writes a bit like me!]

    Go ahead, show me where slavery is STILL taking place. Show me where you don’t have the right to express yourself. Were you somehow censored in THIS blog (like I will be, and a bunch of others who disagreed with Brotha Wolf)? Where the WHOLE “EFFing” WORLD can see your luminescent thinking? [Pow!] Whites are so terrified of a free black man that they voted overwhelmingly to put one in the most powerful office in the world, to have quite a lot of power over ALL white men in America. Yeah. Ok. [Double… okay, you know what I mean.]

    Serious question: Are you an idiot? Or are YOU a troll? Maybe you’re PURPOSELY putting out this kind of demented slop to make BLACK people look stupid. Because, if I were a black person (I’m not, nor am I white), I’d be embarrassed to have you agree with me. [Wow! I didn’t see this angle! This is a good point. I never thought that there just might be RGI commenters saying such amazingly stupid things, in order to discredit the RGI! If so, I’m not sure how one would (1) determine that, or (2) do anything about it. The truth is that on a blog, anyone can say they are anything at all, and there’s no real way to disprove it. That’s why I’m adamant about attacking only ideas, never the holder of those ideas. If someone says something ridiculous, then call him on it. Simple as that. Don’t however, attack the one expressing the thought, because you simply can never know who it is.  I could say I’m President Obama, and  there’s nothing under the sun you could do to confirm or disprove my claim.] 

    And you talk about the few dozens of black men who are killed by cops each year, while your friend “TeddyBearSniffer” is telling about all the WHITE guys being shot that the media just aren’t telling us about! You guys are so full of schizoid, irrational rantings, you wouldn’t know it when one of your other personalities bit you full on the a**!  [Slight edit of offensive word. I do try to run a clean blog here.]

    So, no as a country we don’t struggle with thuggification of blacks. No, we don’t marginalize blacks, we make them the President. [Oof! Wow! Is there any counter to this? Not from this crowd!] No we don’t criminalize blacks. Black criminals criminalize black criminals. Duh! [FreeThinker just keeps coming and coming!] No, as a country, we don’t ghettoize black people, black people separate themselves. No we don’t murder unarmed black men, BLACK MEN murder unarmed black men, women and children, you moron. [Here, FreeThinker steps close to the line that I don’t permit, in unburdening herself of a gratuitous insult. However, her point that mostly “black men murder other black men” is highly relevant.] And, no, there is no economic disenfranchisement of black people. Here’s where you will drop the ball again: give me HARD EVIDENCE of ANY of what you say. [Oooof! This is where the RGI fails miserably. They are very long on emotionalism and the irrational, very short on actual evidence to support what they say. I mentioned Abagond, above. Abagond tries to be calm and intellectual, but ends up doing the same as BW — banning dissenters and other thinkers. The only evidence worth considering is evidence that stands up to scrutiny and well-thought out challenges. FreeThinker’s next paragraph is very hard-hitting, if a bit over-the-line. However, if you see how bs referred to her above, then it makes it difficult for me to chastise here. She wouldn’t be allowed to post like that here, though. :) ]

    Go ahead. Offer some HARD EVIDENCE of ANYTHING you say, because if you don’t then you’re just a low-IQ blowhard, following the Man like all the other sheep. Only this time, “the Man” is a racist sleazeball with dark skin. I gave you HARD EVIDENCE: The President of the United States. Want some more? Here you go. Why, it’s on this very blog! Right here:https://brothawolf.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/verns-venting-lies-white-people-tell/ . Read Lavern’s Fourth Paragraph where she tells about all the black governors, mayors, aldermen, state senators all across the land. Oh, and she even mentions the President of the United States? Marginalized? I don’t think so! Ghettoized? Is the White House in a ghetto? Discrimination? Is being elected President, or governor or senator or alderman or mayor discrimination? You have some WEIRD thoughts about discrimination! [Youch! How does the RGI counter this?!? Simple answer: they don’t, but they do demonize, and ultimately censor, FreeThinker… and anyone else who’s a free thinker.]

    Don’t worry, Broth Wolf won’t have the ba**s to publish this, so you can just stay in your own p***pot of hatred, ignorance, bigotry, and fake anger, and all the while pretend you’re all righteous and noble, when you’re really just pathetic. [That is my editing of some crude language that FreeThinker has used here.]

    As for your penultimate (use a dictionary) paragraph. Yep. YOU’RE a real man, YOU are, with that kind of thinking going on in your head. Ooooooohhhh… crazy black man is all proud of himself that he can talk like poor white trash to a brown girl, and feel all big and strong. [And here FreeThinker reveals that she’s a “brown girl.” “blakksage” was derisively calling her “Boy” as a way to use a racial slur against her, and she bats it back into his face and routs his arguments at the same time.]

    You’re an embarrassment. But then so is Brotha Wolf’s ignorant, whiny pile of s**t original post that started this whole whine fest in the first place.
    :) [And with a final, dismissive parting shot, FreeThinker completes a thorough dismantling of a good chunk of RGI argumentation.]

    • I thought I said goodbye. [Read: Haven’t I censored you yet? ]

      • FreeThinker said:

      @bs, you said: “Even further, I take personal offense to that because black people was on this continent even prior to Christopher Columbus’ bitch ass brought slaves for a personal fee against their will.”

      You take personal offense because you have no HARD EVIDENCE to support what you say, while I’ve given you a PILE of HARD EVIDENCE that supports what I say. Go ahead, prove THAT wrong.

      Whether or not you want to admit it, that long ago incident where black Africans sold your ancestors to slavers was the best thing that ever happened to YOU. Not to them. To you. Without that, you either wouldn’t even exist, or you’d be living in some godforsaken hellhole in Africa. Go ahead, prove THAT wrong.

      In that african hellhole, if you tried to talk like you do here, you’d die immediately. Go ahead prove THAT wrong.
      If you can’t prove those things, or at least show some HARD EVIDENCE, rather than incoherent, illiterate blustering, then you prove only that you’re just an ignorant blowhard.

      • This asshole ‘Free Thinker’ can go [foul language deleted] himself as can others of his ilk. He writes of your ‘anger’, but he sounds angrier than anyone here. Even if he/she isn’t ‘white’, so what? Folks look to your own because many other racialized people are just as racist if not more so than their white counterparts when it comes to people of African descent. [Got that? Lots of black and brown people hate black and brown people too! The RGI is nothing if not thoroughly paranoid!]

        In essence, this piece or [foul language deleted] wouldn’t dare speak or carry on in person to a black person. [Oh, how does Herneith know this? More of those RGI superpowers, I guess. More to the point, though, is Herneith saying that a black person would harm someone who disagrees with them? Doesn’t speak well of black people!] Hell, they may even spout what whites call ‘politically’ corrects sound bites and slogans. They reserve their vitriol for blogs such as this under the guise of ‘debate’. [foul language deleted], he is under no obligation to ‘debate’ you or your fellow fucking agony aunties. This guy has the patience of Job when it comes to [foul language deleted] like you. Anyhow, [foul language deleted] off and good riddance to [foul language deleted] such as yourself! I curse because, unlike long drawn out bloviations, cussing is concise and to the point. Oh and you don’t debate lunatics. [Not that this is unusual, but Hernieth hasn’t been paying attention. FreeThinker is a girl. Her “cussing” just makes her sound stupid and uneducated. The stupid and uneducated can be concise too. But, they’re still stupid and uneducated.]

  1. ColonialistThinker said: “Ooooooohhhh… crazy black man is all proud of himself that he can talk like poor white trash to a brown girl, and feel all big and strong.”

    You’re so darn funny ColonialistThinker,! Just like I thought, you’d respond with a post that’s either off topic; literally saying nothing or another childish rant! In fact, you just barely qualify for a response. Move on free thinking TROLL! [And with the very lame reply, “blakksage” gives up. This is the last anyone hears from anyone on this thread for a while. This is because BW has censored anyone who disagrees with him. That means, of course, that anyone who has anything interesting at all is forbidden from this site.]

  2. Mary Burrell said:

    April 25, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Keep speaking the truth Wolf, screw these butt hurt racist blood clots. [I have to applaud the efforts of the RGI to come up with new and creative insults. “Racist blood clots?” Lol!]

— END OF BW’S POST AND COMMENTS —

Update: There have been a few new posts on this thread, none of them very intelligent. It’s worth noting, however, that “Lavern” jumped in and tried, weakly, to debunk what FreeThinker said above (Reminder: When FT pointed out how Lavern had pointed out all the successful black people in America.) Here is Lavern’s post, with, of course, our red, bracketed comments:

Lavern said:

You forget that the White House has been LILY-WHITE for years and please don’t use my point about black people overcoming the many obstacles placed before them to aide (sic) your stupidity. Those people what there are of them got where they are in SPITE of discrimination that’s what I was saying. I’m pretty sure if you ask the people I was talking about they will tell many horror stories about the racism they faced on there path to a better life. Or do I have to remind you of all the blatant and subtle racism President Obama dealt with before and after his election? You are missing the forest for the trees my friend.

[Despite Lavern’s obvious illiteracy, it seems evident that what she says above bolsters FreeThinker’s point even more! Talk about progress! the White House is the home of a black man! To find the abuses and crimes to which the RGI constantly refers, you have to go farther and farther into the past. I’ve noticed a remarkable think in all the debates with the RGI: They spend the vast majority of their time bringing up the past. There’s a simple reason for this, of course: the evidence of white racism today is scanty at best. Read Barack Obama’s autobiographical writings, and it’s difficult to conclude anything but that his life has been filled with the exact opposite of discrimination from whites. It’s impossible, of course, to find examples of racism against Obama from the moment he came to widespread public attention. Quite the contrary. Talk about kid glove treatment! Especially by the very people who are supposed to be skeptical of the people in power: the media.]

— xPraetorius

Notes:


(1) – Does anyone else see the parallels with left-wing totalitarianism around the world? If you look at Stalinism, Maoism, Nazism, Castroism, Titoism (the former Yugoslavia), Kim-ism (North Korea), Ho-ism (Vietnam) and on and on and on, the pattern never varies. The left takes power carrying the banner of ever greater “freedom,” then clamps down on anything resembling freedom, punishing generally with death, or with torture and incapacitation, any dissent. However, the dissent I described above — the authorities were too gentle on the enemy — is not only allowed, but encouraged.

(2) – Because it is still perfectly safe — and socially acceptable — to say the most disgusting things about white men. Therefore, if someone with whom you disagree becomes a bit difficult to bring down, just accuse him or her of being a “white man” (therefore a racist, sexist, etc…) and you have no further need to develop an actual argument to counter his. Yes, it’s the lazy way out, but there is nothing more characteristic of the RGI, and the American left, than intellectual laziness.

(3) – There are honest leftists, as we pointed out here, but we consider them “Conservatives-To-Be.” Honesty and leftism are incompatible characteristics. One will always destroy the other. Always. Either the honest person will sacrifice his honesty and become a leftist (generally for social acceptance purposes), or the leftist will recognize that he cannot be a leftist and continue to be an honest person, and therefore becomes a Conservative. Important Note: there is another vitally important component of leftism: intellectual laziness. That characteristic can allow the honest — but ignorant — leftist to remain ignorant, and in so doing, continue to be honest. He can continue to believe what is patently stupid, or dishonest, or wrong, or long-disproven, and remain an “honest leftist,” because he is too intellectually lazy to examine his own beliefs. These people are known as: “Professor,” and “Distinguished Professor,” and we outlined that process here. It’s a bit like the person who in 1491 believed — perfectly honestly — that the earth was flat. He was wrong, but he was honest. Today’s leftist is really today’s flat-earther.

(4) – WordPress automatically generates the URL based on the Headline that you give your blog post. The original title is reflected in the URL that WordPress gave BW’s first draft. Here’s the original URL in HTML: https://brothawolf.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/a-right-to-be-mad/

(5) – He’s been blogging since April of 2011, and his blog boasts of more than 310,000 views. He’s obviously “speaking.” It may be more accurate to say that he shows no indication that he’ll ever shut up! :) And, in fact, we encourage his volubility. He, and others, are rich sources of insight into the ovine herds of the Race Grievance Industry. Also, he advertises his presence on twitter (here) where he announces that: “I howl for truth, justice and love. Visit my blog to see what’s on the mind of a black wolf. In a wolf’s den.” Follow BW’s blog, as I do, and you soon find out that “love” has very little to do with it, and that by love, BW means white-hot hatred. Needless to say, my understanding of BW’s blog’s content is that he really has very little interest in truth or justice either. We described the “justice” that interests BW here. It’s not justice at all, but rather revenge, free stuff, validation and excuses. However, it’s plain that BW is under no restraint as far as speaking is concerned.

(6) – Brotha Wolf freely admits that he’s a racist. He then justifies his evil by saying that he has no choice in white racism-riddled America. Some commentators on his blog have suggested that, just maybe, people who do bad things are responsible themselves for the evil they do, but that is, as shown in the RGI’s holy writ, against the narrative, and must be denied with high dudgeon, indignation, and rage.

(7)That was easy. I don’t use bad words in my personal life either.

(8) – “FreeThinker” says she is a “brown girl.” I have no proof that she is, or is not, exactly what she says she is. However, in this hyper-sensitive environment, I don’t even know what “brown girl” means. Is she Hispanic, Indian, American Indian, Hawaiian, Polynesian, Micronesian, Indonesian, Filipina? Is she even a “she?” I have no idea, and I can prove absolutely nothing but, frankly, I don’t care. She’s a person. All that’s important is what she says, and what she thinks. If either of these things is objectionable in any way, then all that needs to happen is for someone to point that out, and back it up. Period.

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.

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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.

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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.

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


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?

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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

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