What Whites Don’t Get About Whiteness in America

Many people of color are constantly trying to get white people to empathize with what it means to be on the wrong side of the White Supremacy power structure (and by that I don’t mean KKK or neo-Nazi types).

White people weren’t lynched for the fun of it or for reasons as irrational as a Black man happened to look too long at a White woman or didn’t get out of the way fast enough when White people walked by or didn’t sell their land as chicken shit prices. 

Look at the post-lynching photo below. 

 

Look at the cross-section of whites in attendance, and look at the expressions on their faces. Some people are smiling; smiling for the camera when (or rather because) two niggers are dead. 

  
There are some youth at the scene, too!

Black people never committed this kind of community-rejoicing violence against whites -/ with the underlying reasoning behind being, “well, it’s a nigger.” White people of the era didn’t treat dogs this bad. And while that “era” is gone, it’s vey difficult to erase this communal mindset and way of perceiving Black — that we can string the up like dogs. And the fear that lynching instilled in Black people all across the nation extended far beyond the end of Jim Crow (that’s part of Trickle Down Slave Theory).

As far as I know, cities and townships and parishes not once broke off the relatives of Negroes who were lynched compensation for the lose of life and the pain & suffering the family experienced. Have any of these lynching zones even expressed apologies to the families and descendants?

Excluded Because Of Race

The true bold face of White Privelege is put on full display by these mid-century marketing tools.

 
In don’t know of any “No Whites Allowed” signs, and one were put up during the heyday of this bullshit, Whites would roll up into those places and kick some ass for even thinking they could prevent Whites from taking what they damn well please. 

By and large White people don’t identify with any kind of ethnic group, so asking them to do so is pretty much incongruent with their thought patterns 

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Praise Be CITIZENS UNITED… Why The GOP are some Bitches (Continuing the Series)

Today the presidential candidates reported how much money they’ve raised, but more importantly how much money their Super-PACs have raised.

Jeb Bush’s $103 million raised by his Super-PAC is squarely a result of the Citizens United Supreme Court case.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, DC, December 1, 2014. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks during the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, DC, December 1, 2014. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)


NPR indicated that Bush’s war chest is greater that the entire field, at this same point in time, of the 2012 election campaign. This clearly indicates that GOP donors see Jeb as the frontrunner to rally against Hillary Clinton. I find it funny that Bush claims he hasn’t been anointed — actions speak louder than words, right?!?!

What I find most interesting is that Bernie Sanders is a man of his word and he’s not enlisting a SuperPAC or taking any money from these plutocrats. NPR was estimating that, due to Citizens United, certain donors will be writing million dollar checks ($10m was what they said, but that seems outrageous to me… but I’ll happily be wrong on this one, and be crying about it, because our “democracy” is for shit because of this).

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Why The GOP are some BITCHES – Part 13

iran_nuclear_talks_mgnThe United States and several other nations are negotiated with The Islamic Republic of Iran to limit or put an end to Iran’s path to obtaining a nuclear weapon. President Barack Obama — as HEAD OF STATE — has been negotiating for the US (using Secretary of State John Kerry as his proxy). However, 47 GOP Congressmen led by freshman Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas have independently issued a letter to Iran stating that the deal might only stand for as long as Obama is in office (i.e. less 2 years!)… if the GOP don’t like it!

Since the founding of the United States Congress has never so blatantly and openly undermined the President in foreign affairs! The problem with Tommy Boy Cotton is that he, to quote Jennifer Steinhauer of the NYTimes, “Mr. Cotton personifies a wave of Republican newcomers to the Senate who back a hawkish, interventionist foreign policy.” It’s like these fuq-tards want to seriously be able to threaten ANOTHER ground war in Central Asia.

The House of Representatives already showed the pink of their asses by inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address both houses of congress as snub of Obama and the entire diplomacy process. All Bibi did was froth at the mouth, he knows damn well that if Israel’s borders are breached by troops or fighter planes or missiles, they’re launching their own nukes.iran-nuclear-deal-netanyahu-cartoon

But you wanna know why they feel they can act this way? Because most of them were born and breed in an era when advertising such as this Maxwell House coffee ad which depicted African-Americans as subhuman mutts whose only desire was to serve white people.

See, when you’re a kid and you see niggers portrayed in such a way, you can’t really get that washed out of your system. And this is where the continued disrespect of Obama originates. Black men were viewed as subhuman servants who can’t even talk correct English, whose role is to serve, not lead (and especially not lead the Nation or the “Free World”).

BlackFace Maxwell HouseOkay, so you might say, “wait a minute, Senator Cotton wasn’t born in the 50s!” You’re quite right, but the long-term members of the GOP from both house of Congress were, and they’ve established an “let’s undermine Blackie McBlackman” the second he took the oath of office.

And now, here we are six years into the Obama Administration, and there’s been a chronic and unprecedented levels of fuck the highest office in the land ’cause a nigger holds it that even chump-ass young guys like Senator Tommy Boy Cotton finds it to be almost a natural reflex to shit on Obama. Also, Tommy Boy Cotton is from Arkansas, which is a former Confederate state where you know all people of power are dyed-in-the-wool components of the Anti-Nigger Machine.

The sad thing about the GOP is, if Hilary Clinton runs for President and wins, then they’re going to be shitting down her throat, too. But in a different way, the way all them fucks is used to being cuttingly dismissive toward women.

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Why The GOP are some Bitches – Part 12

So the Congress passed a funding resolution of $1.1 Trillion that keeps the government operating until next September… But part of that bill includes rollbacks to the Dodd/Frank financial reform act.

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Specifically allowing for Wall Street investment banks to trade derivatives and have these trades federally insured; meaning that Wall Street can roll the dice, fuck up and then get a tax payer paid for bailout.

As Senator Elizabeth Warren excoriated, “The GOP can keep slipping grenades in to omnibus spending bills.” CitiBank lobbyists wrote the provision, so what does that tell you? That the GOP are some bitches!

The GOP-led House of Representatives passed this fucked-up bill – required to keep the government running – then left town so if the senate denied passing, the House wouldn’t be around to debate and re-pass the Senate-changed bill.

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Victory for Plan B

A New York State judge ruled that the morning after pill, known as Plan B, must be available with restriction.

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Yawn…. two MORE Suicide by Gun Rampages

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TWO MORE gun-violence kill sprees in the last couple of days — the Thrill Kill Couple in Las Vegas and now this morning another white male teen “who can’t take it anymore” bucks down his fellow kids at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon (I’m not going to name any of these chumps).

At this point, I’m practically numb to “breaking news story” of Suicide By Gun Rampage… after the Newtown Shootings in December of 2012, you have thought there would be some tightening and more stringent reinforcement of gun control laws (particularly for registered mentally ill individuals), but NOPE!

Any politician who gets up on the mic and laments these kills is sick, duplicitous jackass, but NOT ONE OF THEM is really trying to do something about gun violence in America. Because they can’t, America is a Gun Culture (matched by the likes of The Philippines).

The NRA has won the propaganda war and offered unconditional surrender terms to the gun control advocates, who have capitulated completely.

I’m not going to hold my breath until the next Suicide By Gun Rampage rolls across the CNN news ticker.

See you at the Gun Show this weekend!

 

 

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The Fix IS In, Part One of a Series

Comedian John Oliver dropped a mega-rant against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) getting ready to show its ass, and bow to corporate pressure to abrogated Net Neutrality.

Check it out here:

Apparently, Oliver’s encouraging words for his audience to add comments to the FCC’s website, broke the website.

How’s that for populism?

 

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The Fix IS In, Part Two of a Series

tumblr_n0ux9p3hOP1qc6j5yo1_500Wealth inequality is the GOP’s national economic policy.

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Why the GOP Are Some Bitches (Part Eleven)

Even though Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell might have saved the planet at the 11th, the country marched two weeks in to a Tea Party-orchestrated shut down of the United States government… primarily over the Affordable Care Act; which is the law of the land that was upheld by the Supreme Court and then underscored by Obama’s dick slapping of Willard Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election.

And while Congressman John Boehner holds the title “speaker of the house” it is quite clear that he had no control over his party that holds the majority, and that the 40 members of the House are the true leaders of the party, and when they were given their chance to show that they have some visions for the direction of the country, they shit the bed.

1obamaBoehner100913I get that the GOP and the Teabag Party Caucus don’t want Obamacare; it’s a big government outlay that will alter a huge chunk of the economy going forward, it raises taxes and it prevents the health insurance industry from gouging the public (so health insurance company investments aren’t going to deliver big gains and put money in the pockets of those who can afford to invest these days). It’s a bete noir to their core values… but you lost in every avenue to defeat it that a democracy allows.

So the real stink is coming from the Debt Ceiling, which at midnight tonight reaches its limit. The Treasury will have exhausted its borrowing ability, and it is this money that’s being spent by the federal government that’s stepping on the dicks of the Tea Party. But let’s look at something… under Obama’s watch a lot of federal spending has been slashed, from the 2011 Debt Ceiling Squabble to the Across-The-Board Sequester, which is what the GOP claims it wants (but I think they just want to ran a dick up the Black President’s ass to teach “the uppity nigger” a lesson).

A great deal of the (highly arguable) over-spending claims and Obama-instigated ballooning federal deficit that gave rise to the Tea Party jerkweeds in the first place, are disingenuous. Toying with the country’s economy, and therefore the world, should be considered treasonous… but I don’t think anyone in the mainstream media sees it that way, and therefore hasn’t presented this theory/fact. Obama could get impeached by the new speaker of the house (’cause I doubt Boehner retains the position), if he sidesteps Congress and invokes the 14th Amendment to force the Treasury to pay the country’s bills.

The most head-scratching thing is that the Tea Party can’t even come to an agreement amongst themselves over what they want; no sense of vision or leadership, and that’s why they’re dangerous. All they can do is say, “no” to Obama’s policies. The opposition that doesn’t present an alternative and just pooh-poohs is a bunch of bitch-ass MuthaFs.

SLITTING DEMOCRACY’S THROAT

Yet and still the GOP and its Tea Party crackpots receive a lot of support (from the grossly uninformed electorate and obscenely wealth individuals; stranger bedfellows I can hardly imagine). Their obstructionist tactics to defund Obamacare is so antithetical to good faith democracy — the so-called ethos of this country — that it undermines the moniker “The World’s Greatest Democracy” at an unprecedented level.

But let’s face it, that is exactly what the GOP has been after for the last generation with the gerrymandering/redistricting chess moves (if this is NOT anti-democratic, then I don’t know what is… considering that convicts, housed in rural areas, are barred from voting yet count toward the representative population in those Congressional districts) such that the overwhelming majority of House of Representative seats are “safe”; free of any kind of true challenge from the opposing party (which is some cases favors the Democrats).

Aggressive gerrymandering on its ugly surface alone takes a toxic explosive diarrhea shit on the graves of the Founding Fathers (who I can’t give any respect to any more as means to justify any post-Reconstruction reasoning for any new law) and the Constitution that they laid down (now exposed for being a potentially laughable governing document, and shown for what it really is — a instrument for giving Big Business and capitalists free reign like no other country in the history of the world).

Chew on this juicy fact: in the 2012 House races, 1 million more votes were cast for Democrats, yet the Republicans still maintain control. Democracy is bleeding out in 21st Century America.

Democracy is supposed to be about majority rule from the ballot box and (at least) bi-partisan agreements and compromises for effective governance. If you don’t like what’s happening, the ballot box is the way to switch up the politicians and policies that make more sense to the majority of the people.

However, how can you support the concept of democracy, if your vigorous (and respected) opposition is no longer that, when that opposition turns into outright obstructionism with strong-arm tactics that remind me of the SA (Brown Shirts) in Weimar Germany. It’s like the kid who takes his football away because he didn’t win the coin toss and then was scored on in the first play of the game.

It’s being a pussy-ass sore loser.

ACTING AN ASS WITHOUT FEAR

Now here’s the rub on this whole situation, and it’s really fucked up – a radical Right-Wing group, no matter how distasteful and racist (‘cause we KNOW that racism has seen a resurgence since Obama was first elected), has successfully flaunted the country’s mythological ideals and spirit to the utmost, even when it behaves most terribly and in ways that would have the likes of Thomas Jefferson eat King George’s shit he’d be so disgusted.

This same radical Right-Wing group can act a fool, because they know that no radical Left-Wing group will rise up and mirror the same bad behavior  (political extortion, economic blackmail and legislative obstructionist tactics) in Washington even if a Right-Wing majority ruled Congress and a Right-Wing jackass sat in the Oval Office. Why? Because a radical Left-Wing group does more than hint at socialism and communism, and in America – at any and all its points in history – it is far better to be a branded loud-mouthed racist or an anti-Semite than to branded a socialist or a communist.

Take the case of movie producer John Palermo, who recently openly called Kanye West a classless nigger in print. He’ll get a pass (after some public shaming and a difficult few years as a producer), but if he was making claims to radically redistribute wealth, he’d be shunned and prevented from working.

Look at how the Right has used the ugly of stick of socialism to paint Obama since Day One; it’s one of the midwives for the birth of the Tea Party.

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…

The problem with running away from socialism while throwing stones at it is that one needs to take a careful look at just how socialist the United States actually is; all the government handouts in the form of the social safety net, farm subsidies (that disproportionately help citizens and voters in the Red States) and other forms of corporate welfare, government-back loans for housing and farms and business (the SBA)… are are wealth redistribution efforts. Yet there’s a lot of avoiding this picture… unless you put people of color in the frame, then he have voters up in arms about handing money to lazy, shiftless blacks and illegal latinos.

Something that I think people forget is that during the Great Depression lots of white Americans joined the American Communist Party, because in the aftermath of that wanton destruction of the majority’s wealth that tore the poor a new asshole, redistribution seemed like a possible good idea… at the time. But those desperate choices and political leanings came back to take their pound of flesh.

How do you think Senator Joseph McCarthy and his Inquisitors were able to launch the Red Scare in the early 1950s unless a sizable portion of the population had either embraced or been curious about communism during the hopelessness of the Great Depression. The stain of being a communist is so virulent that McCarthy was able to dredged up records from 20 years prior to destroy people’s lives.

1380375_10153313286635109_908177091_nLater, Ronald Reagan used our collective fear of communism to not only win several elections but to rip up a good deal of the social safety net in California and then for the nation as a whole.

Reagan, what a bitch.

 

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USA, the great democracy? I’m laughing so hard, I’m pissing my pants

And so the bitch-ass GOP members in the House of Representatives have forced part of the federal government to shut down, because they don’t like the taste of the Obama’s dick in their mouth in the form of the Affordable Care Act.

A robust opposition is CRITICAL to any functioning and effective democracy, yet what the Tea Party gutter snipes are doing opposing the ACA (aka Obamacare) is outright criminal, and it’s refusing to swallow the sour grapes of losing out in opposing this legislation THREE TIMES.

First, the Republicans lost the battle when they failed to elect John McCain or gain a majority in the House or Senate in 2008; the sad thing is the notion of a great many concepts in ACA came out of the Republican think tank The Hertigate Foundation.

Second, the Republicans claimed that the ACA was unconstitutional, so they took it up with the Republican dominated court and LOST.

Third, good old chump of chumps Mitt Romeny claimed he’d win the presidency and then repeal Obamacare his first week in office.

None of those things came to pass, and so the law stands, thus prompting the GOP to hold hostage government action (which they don’t like anyway) and the full faith and credit of the United States — best believe we haven’t seen ugly until the debt ceiling debate rolls around (It should not be referred to as the debt ceiling anyway… change the terms, and you change the narrative).

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