Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Of Charlottesville, Trump, Nationalism, and Hypocrisy

Posted by Troy on 14th August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Everyone is jumping over Trump over not denouncing white supremacy.  Let’s have an HONEST discussion.

What happened in Charlottesville?  A group of reprehensible people (white supremacists) came in contact with an equally group of reprehensible people (the “antifa” movement).

Now, what would be the logical conclusion when you have two groups of moronic, single-minded, and violent groups who hate one another meet?  Gee…I wonder if they will clash?  Yep.  That’s what the hell is going to happen.  This is why a competent mayor or police chief could have kept the groups separated.  Of course, they didn’t.  Interesting.  It is almost as though they wanted violence.  Why would they want violence?  So they could link it to Trump.  Much like when protesters showed up at Trump events to instigate confrontations.  Regardless of what was said or who threw the first punch, it was because Trump inspired violence.

So why didn’t Trump call out the white supremacists?  You know… I don’t recall one time that Obama called out white supremacists.  Obviously, he loved the KKK.  Do you see how moronic the point is?  No doubt, the Black Panthers supported Obama over McCain or Romney.  And yet, no one demanded Obama denounce the Black Panthers.  Why not?  Well, on one hand, it is probably because it is obvious that a well-heeled person would naturally look down their noses at brutes such as the Black Panthers OR the neo-nazis–as the average politician looks down their noses at ALL of us.  As such, why bother asking someone to denounce them?  When was the last time someone was called upon to denounce child molesters?  YOU DON”T NEED TO DENOUNCE certain groups of people.  They are denounced by default.  The other reason is that, by forcing someone to denounce a group, you make them seem as though they are secretly sympathetic to that group.  As the man said, “I just want him on video denying having sex with a goat.”

Second of all, this was not an act of terrorism.  Sorry.  This is a crime.  An act of terrorism is done to affect the political environment and to make people scared to go about their day to day life.  On some level, it is a planned event.  This appears to be a murder.  This does not appear to be an act of terrorism.  It could be that the guy’s declarations will change my opinion, but murder does not naturally equate to terrorism.  Sometimes, murder is murder.  Someone that takes a gun into a school and shoots the place up is a mass murderer.  Someone that does the same thing shouting, “If you want common core, these kids are better off dead!” and kills the same kids, is a terrorist.  Get the difference?

I don’t remember anyone having an issue with Obama after San Bernardino, after Ferguson, after Baltimore, after Fast and Furious, after Benghazi, after they blamed the Tea Party for bombings time and time again or the shooting for Giffords, and on and on and on.  At every time where he demonized the cops when he had no information to go on.  When he referred to his grandmother…the WOMAN WHO BOTHERED TO RAISE HIM after his OWN father abandoned him as a “typical white woman…” not once did anyone question his racial bias.  Why is that?

So we talk about nationalism.  Well…what is a nation?  As words matter.  As definitions matter.  A nation is any group of people that identify with each other.  Isn’t it interesting that only one group seems to have a problem when they nationalize?  Black people acting as a nation?  That’s cool.  Native Americans acting as a nation?  That’s super mega cool!  LGBLT (kidding… LGBTQIA) Super Uber Fabulous Mega Cool!!!!!  HELLLLLOOOO!!!!!  But white people acting like a nation?  Daaaaawg…that’s just racist!  Why is that?  Frankly, it is because one is politically beneficial for the Left (as supported by the media) and one is not.  I also think it’s interesting that viewing all Americans as a single nation is also soooooooo not cool.  Why?  Because keeping us divided, yet again, helps the Left.  Bonus points as being united as a nation would also preclude open borders.  Can’t have that, now can we?

I can find many examples of people calling out white supremacists.  I can’t find hardly any people calling out black supremacists.  Black power… oh…we won’t say anything about that.  White power…daaaaawg…that’s just racist.  Now, you can say that it is because white supremacists view themselves as superior to others, whereas the black supremacist does not.  You are fooling yourself.  I cannot say that I know that much about the black power movement.  The white supremacy movement, however, is rooted in the science of Charles Darwin, who had a desire to prove that the white man was more evolved than the other races because they had a larger brain pan.  This was used as proof positive and justification for the colonization of the other races of the world.  But the same people that condemn the Right as racists love to elevate Darwin’s theory as de facto God… when Darwin clearly states that whites are superior to blacks and whereas God did not create anyone inferior to anyone else.  You will not find anywhere where Jesus says otherwise.  But let me assume that black supremacists do not believe that they are genetically superior to whites.  Just by the very nature of the argument, they must think that they are morally superior.  This cannot be denied.  For if you believe that the races are truly equal, there can be no X power, no Y power.  There can only be conversation.  There can only be reconciliation.  They cannot even be nationalization, because why would you bother nationalizing if we are the same?  If we are equal?

So, why might we see a rise of nationalism or even white nationalism?  Did it ever occur to people that when you separate people into groups and you demonize one group and elevate another group, that this might be a side effect?  If you are told time and time again that white people are the devil, that whites are inherently racists, that you have white privilege and on and on and on and on… did it ever occur to anyone that there are plenty of white people that get up every day and go to work and struggle to make ends meet…and that don’t feel like they have white privileged.  They feel like they bust their ass and get demonized just the same.  Over time, the drone of “white is evil” stops becoming effective or even encourages them to nationalize.  In fact, the racism of the past is a direct cause of why blacks decided to nationalize int he first place.  When a group is demonized, when they feel they are getting the shaft, the nationalize as they believe that there is safety in numbers.  When did the KKK form?  During the Reconstruction Era…when most whites were precluded from voting or holding office.  How did that work out?  The KKK and Jim Crow were all direct results from the backlash.  And the process is repeating.

Charlottesville was a non-event.  Two violent groups came together, and violence happened.  Anyone with half a brain could have predicted it.  Anyone with 51% of a brain could have prevented the violence.  Regardless, it is not worthy of the amount of covering the event is getting.  Let’s be honest, nothing Trump could have said would have gotten him out of trouble.  Nothing he could have said past, “I obviously caused this by being President…so I’m resigning as President of the United States” would have sated them.  Even that would not be enough as the media would have shifted the blame as being equally attributable to Mike Pence.

Trump was correct to call out anyone who starts violence.  White supremacists have a right to assemble and to free speech.  They do not have a right to run over people.  Antifa people have a right to assemble and free speech.  They do not have a right to attack people or set cars on fire.  Black Lives Matter have a right to assemble and to free speech.  They do not have a right to burn cities and loot.  NAMBLA people have a right to assemble and free speech.  They do not have a right to molest children.  In all cases, I do not attack the right to have an idea or even to express it.  Because in each case, I believe in my logic and intellect to counter their arguments.  This is why I do not fear ideas or groups.  Any group that seeks to deny these rights are pathetic, small-minded, fascist, and un-American.

Long Live the Constitution!

Only Racists Own Guns

Posted by Troy on 12th November 2013 in Current Events, Political

You know, it’s rare I get pissed off, but this really pissed me off.  Now the United Kingdom and Australia are trying to link gun ownership to racism.  First of all, I don’t understand why the rest of the world thinks it’s any of their business if we own guns or not.  If they think we are killing each other off, they should celebrate as it would be weakening us.  So you know what, rest of the world?  ____ off.  We’ll do as we please, and you can do as you please.  So how did they determine that racists own guns?  Well, there is a very high correlation between scoring high on a “symbolic racism” scale and gun ownership.  Um…okay.  Well, like any rational person, I asked, “What the hell makes someone symbolically racist?”  Or more to the point, “What the hell is symbolic racism?”  It took some digging, but they asked eight questions and the respondent gave an scale of Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree (basically).  The questions?

1- It’s really a matter of some people are not trying hard enough; if blacks would only try harder, they could be just as well off as whites.

2- Irish, Italian, Jewish, and many other minorities overcame prejudice and worked their way up.  Blacks should do the same.

3- Some say that black leaders have been trying to push too fast.  Others feel that they haven’t pushed fast enough.  What do you think?

4-How much of the racial tension that exists in the United States today do you think blacks are responsible for creating?

5-How much discrimination against blacks do you feel there is in the United States today, limiting their chances to get ahead?

6-Generations of slavery and discrimination have created conditions that make it difficult for blacks to work their way out of the lower class.

7-Over the past few years, blacks have gotten less than they deserve.

8-Over the past few years, blacks have gotten more economically than they deserve.

You could replace all eight of these questions with one question: “Do you believe in personal responsibility and the ability to make your own destiny?”  Anyone that would rank high on this scale would rank just as high if you swapped “blacks” with any other group you please (Welfare recipients, Hmong, Asians, Native Americans, whatever – although in fairness the part about slavery would have to be edited out).  Naturally, anyone that believes in personal responsibility would also take measures to defend themselves (such as buying a gun) as they would believe they were personally responsible for their own defense.

Let me sum up what “symbolic racism” means.  “Look, we can’t call these people racists because they don’t hate black people.  However, we are unable to get all the stuff passed that we want because they just don’t believe there are any true, ‘lynch them’ racists out there.  They think that blacks can accomplish success on their own…we MUST convince them that the belief that blacks can succeed is actually a form of racism.”  Yeah, that’s about right there, isn’t it?  Tell me…how is it not racist to believe that a black person isn’t capable of success on their own?  Believing in the ability of a person is now racism.  That is where we are right now.  This in and of itself is a sickness of the mind and a perversion of the human spirit.  They are perverting the belief in work ethic and personal responsibility and calling it a form of racism.  That’s sick enough as it is.

However, what is sicker is that they are using this perversion of thought as a way of tainting one of our rights.  As though people are going to say, “Oh…I don’t want to be racist, so I guess I have to give up my guns.”  This tactic will fail.  However, I am sure that some politicians will try to use this study as a way of pushing forth additional gun control measures stating that there is some mythical connection between gun ownership and hate crimes and, if we could only prevent gun ownership, there won’t be any more racism.

God, they are so predictable and stupid.  It’s sad there are even dumber people that will actually fall for it…

Long Live the Constitution!

Voter Fraud – Dude, it’s tooootally not a big deal

Posted by Troy on 2nd October 2012 in Current Events, Political

We are told that there is next to no voter fraud.

How can you tell?  I mean, if you don’t confirm the people voting, how would you know if there was any voter fraud?

They base their statistic on the number of voter fraud convictions.  Okay, how many of these people are actually caught?  Again, you’re not verifying people at the polls.  If they don’t go blabbing, they’re not going to get caught.  If they don’t get caught, they won’t get convicted, right?  That’s usually how it works.

Even if they were caught, I should imagine they only prosecute people for massive voter fraud, such as a party leader organizing the effort.  James Smith who votes three times in different districts property get off for free.  Our prisons are overflowing.  Would you rather prosecute the child molester or the guy who cast two ballots?

They say that voter id laws is about suppressing the vote.  What are these people doing with their lives?  You need photo id in order to: fly, buy alcohol or cigarettes, open a bank account, cash a check, use a credit card, drive a car, get into any secure installation, and get government benefits.  What proportion of voters (the ones that are actually alive, unlike the dead who cast their votes) don’t have an id?  People fought the British over their right to elect their own representation.  Is it really too much to ask that people get a free voter id card?

Long Live the Constitution!

Hanging Empty Chairs: Racist Lynchings or Hanging in Effigy

Posted by Troy on 21st September 2012 in Current Events, Political

It must be hard to live in an over-sensitive world.

You have seen the video of Eastwood talking to an empty chair (or heard about it at some point).  This was a bit that people either loved or hated.  It was either brilliant performance art of the act or a senile old man, depending on who you ask.  However, the speech has developed a cult following.  As a part of that following, some individuals are hanging empty chairs from trees.  This has led other people to cry “racism!”  But is it?

Of course, this story has to start with the lynchings which were a part of Southern culture during the Reconstruction Era (mainly).  When a black was suspected of a crime, real or imagined, the community at large would band together and hang the offender without due process of law.  In this case, if an empty chair represents Obama, hanging an empty chair must symbolize hanging Obama.  Since Obama is the first (half)black President, this means that we are hanging a black man!  This, of course, means he is hanging because he is a black man.  Okay, that’s the argument FOR this thought process.

However, there is an older tradition than lynching in this country that dates back to colonial times.  When government officials really angered people, the citizens would hang (or even burn) the officials in effigy.  This is to say, in make believe (not reality).

So, do you think that it is possible that the people hanging these chairs are doing it in political protest rather than showcasing their racial intolerance?  Doesn’t it seem more likely that someone would (in this day and age) opt to show their political outrage to the public rather than show their racism?  I am inclined to believe that this is old-fashioned political free speech at work.

However, let me take the other position.  Let’s just say that it is racism at work.  Evil, evil racism.  Okay, fine.  They are hanging a chair, not a real person.  Even if you don’t like it, it’s legal.  It’s free speech.  You don’t get to approve of all of it.  I am very much against limiting free speech just because it’s offensive be it political, anti-Mulsim, pornography, or anything else.  Once you decide you should be able to determine what thoughts people are exposed to, you have decided that there is no freedom.  There is only what you are allowed to think.

Long Live the Constitution!

The numbers don’t lie

Posted by Troy on 10th April 2012 in Current Events

In the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin case (which is getting more convoluted by the day), it occurs to me that it is interesting how much press time this case has gotten.  In truth, I don’t like to see any story of this nature televised.  It is mostly unimportant.  If you disagree, ask yourself whether this shooting is likely to affect your life or will inflation and the debt crisis have more of an impact on you?  This much media coverage poisons the case.  It is going to make it very difficult to have a fair trial.  Also, now there are reports of youths beating up old, white people in retaliation.  None of this is productive.  Regardless, many have pointed out that if Zimmerman had also been black, the media would not have cared.  Check out the attached link for some interesting statistics.

The real question I have is, why is is politically incorrect to bring this up?  While deaths involving two different races make for good TV, it is definitely not the case for most homicides of blacks.  It really makes no sense, when you think about it–both in why it is the way it is and why black on black crime is so high.  Why is it that we cannot have a grown-up conversation as to the causes of this phenomenon?  You would think seeking to reduce these statistics would be seen as good for the black community, but instead, bringing this topic up brands someone as a racist.  I do not believe that it is due to poverty.  There are communities all around the world as poor or much poorer than in America, and they do not have near the homicide rates.  We should be examining the situation and trying to come up with a realistic solution.

Why Republicans Won’t Criticize Herman Cain

Posted by Troy on 3rd November 2011 in Current Events, Political

The Washington Post claims that the reason why Cain’s support hasn’t waned is that white republicans are afraid to criticize him because he’s black.  This is interesting since they usually say white refuse to support Obama’s plans just because he’s black.  This a case of havecakeandeatittooitis. 

I’ll solve the mystery for them.  As a white man that likes Cain and still supports him, I’ll tell you why I have not yet pulled my support for him.  His guilt has not been proven.  Currently the accusers are unnamed.  The charges are non-specific.  The general charges are laughable.  He sounds and looks honest with his answers (if he’s lying, he’s damn good at it).  And, finally, I don’t believe sexual harassment is in his character.  He doesn’t strike me as a sexual person.  I couldn’t imagine him trying to seduce someone.  I just don’t see it. 

Until I see some proof, he is innocent until proven guilty.  Let’s not be so brain dead that we forget this principle.

Herman Cain on the rise

Posted by Troy on 10th October 2011 in Current Events, Political

I’m diggin on Cain.  I hope he takes the top spot and becomes the nominee.  He’s telling it like it is.  He is upbeat and positive.  He is the American Dream.  Let’s compare the two.

Obama – Born to a couple of hippies.  The father abandons the family (hence the daddy issues he seems to exhibit).  Obama gets by in school while doing drugs and playing basketball.  He goes to college and hides his academic records from the world.  He gets out and never holds a private sector job wherein he would be judged solely on his performance.  He whines and moans about everything and blames all his problems on someone else. 

Cain – Born into a loving family.  His dad worked three jobs to get his son the opportunity to go to college.  Cain goes to college and works his tail off.  He works like a dog and accomplishes much, becoming a CEO.  He never blames anyone for his troubles.  He tackles them.  He is always upbeat and positive.

To me, there’s no contest.  If you want someone who will destroy Obama in the next election, Cain is your man.

Ain’t got no soul!

Posted by Troy on 15th May 2011 in Human Nature

I generally have little respect for anyone who gets offended.  Being offended usually just comes across as whiny.  What do you care what anyone says about you?  However, I must say, the expression “He’s got no soul,” and its derivatives are possibly the most offensive thing I could think of.  Of course, when someone says someone doesn’t have soul, what they are really saying is that that person is White.  What could be more insulting than claiming someone doesn’t have a soul?  It is tantamount to saying someone isn’t even human.  Saying someone doesn’t have a soul is saying that they are not of God.  Yes, I cannot think of any other phrase which could be more offensive than that.  However…it’s still whiny to be offended by it.

Their own worst enemy

Posted by Troy on 17th April 2011 in Human Nature

Many race baiters preach a message very welcomed by the poor, black community.  Their claim is that there is a systematic conspiracy in place to keep poor blacks down.  Look at their problems.  The vast bulk of them are of their own doing.  Black on black crime, choosing to take drugs, choosing to join gangs, celebrating a gangsta lifestyle which is utterly destructive, destroying their communities, and so many other self-destructive behavior.

They could just as easily choose not to do drugs.  They could choose to help a neighbor fix their house or clean their yard.  They could choose to apply themselves at their studies instead of engaging in a gang.  However, if someone points this out, they are blasted by the same race baiters and many in the entertainment industry.  Just look at Bill Cosby.  I remember when they gave him heat because the Cosby family on TV was not a “typical black family” in that the father was a doctor and the mother was a lawyer and their kids were all well behaved, etc.  I remember he got very upset saying something to the effect of, “This is what you should be aiming for.” 

What a sad world it is when believing that someone is capable of succeeding if they merely apply themselves is considered racist.