Imagine what a real “Affordable Care Act” would look like for Americans.
Obamacare, like the Obama Recovery, is simply an illusion created to fool the American Idiot and enrich the Obama Crony.
Bergdahl is exactly what irks me about many of our young people today. They want all of the benefits without any of the responsibilities. Bergdahl signed a contract.
I don’t believe he should be put to death for desertion.
However, his desertion caused others to be placed in harms way and to die. He may well have caused harm to come to other Americans by divulging information to the taliban.
If his actions caused the deaths of American citizens, should he not be given the same fate? If he caused the taliban to be able to kill Americans by his actions, should he pay no price for that crime.
I don’t care how troubled he was with the war in Afghanistan or some of his fellow Americans. If his desertion and subsequent actions caused Americans to die, should he not be punished?
If I caused your son or daughter to be killed through my willful, negligent actions would you simply forgive me?
I’m not going to call this guy a coward. I believe it took courage to walk off of the FOB and into the unknown that is the Afghan countryside. I know. I’ve been out there.
That said, his actions were selfish. His actions were negligent. He had moral reservations. He should have taken them up the chain of command. I’ve called folks out in Afghanistan for their treatment of the Afghans. I’ve called folks out for their attitudes towards the Afghans.
Bottom line is that Bowe Bergdahl signed a contract. He was fine with benefiting from said contract. When it came time to fulfill his side of the bargain, he balked. The military is not like other jobs. The consequences can and often times are more serious than working at McDonald’s, Google, GE or Best Buy. An individuals decisions can affect the lives of many.
Bergdahl’s actions likely caused the deaths of several Americans. Bergdahl’s actions caused Obama to make decisions on an international level in releasing 5 taliban ranking personnel who may murder more Americans, Afghans and others.
Is Bergdahl somehow above consequences?
Agree or disagree with the Afghan War, it matters not. Bergdahl’s actions have consequences. That weight is heavy. There is a price to pay for such actions and for the consequences of said actions.
Conscientious practice of self-criticism is still another hallmark distinguishing our Party from all other political parties. As we say, dust will accumulate if a room is not cleaned regularly, our faces will get dirty if they are not washed regularly. Our comrades’ minds and our Party’s work may also collect dust, and also need sweeping and washing. The proverb “Running water is never stale and a door-hinge is never worm-eaten” means that constant motion prevents the inroads of germs and other organisms. To check up regularly on our work and in the process develop a democratic style of work, to fear neither criticism nor self-criticism, and to apply such good popular Chinese maxims as “Say all you know and say it without reserve”, “Blame not the speaker but be warned by his words” and “Correct mistakes if you have committed them and guard against them if you have not” – this is the only effective way to prevent all kinds of political dust and germs from contaminating the minds of our comrades and the body of our Party.
“On Coalition Government” (April 24, 1945), Selected Works, Vol. III, pp. 316-17.
Most of the folks who participated wound up with a bullet to the temple.
I find that “White Privilege” is simply another form of Maoist Self Criticism.
How long until the Democratic Party Leadership begins to murder White People who admit to White Privilege?
Barack Obama seems to think that Che Guevara was a Hero
What is up with the Democratic Party?
Every evil that is conceivable has been perpetrated by the Democrats.
The Trail of Tears
The Vietnam War
The Cold War
The United Nations
The Original Chickenhawks
I could go on and on.
Yet, now, they attempt to act innocent and they call the Republicans racist.
As if history did not exist.
Now, we have Obamacare & White Privilege.
We have Democrats attempting to tell us that the GOP is bought and paid for (IT IS) while pretending that they, the Left, are not owned by the same Goldman Sachs cabal.
Obama was against the war in Iraq until he made it his own by screwing up across the Middle East. Now, the Nobel laureate is in love with the War in Iraq. After all, Iraq War 3.0 is his own war. Of course, he loves it.
Obama invented Terror Tuesday where he votes THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN like a Roman Emperor in the Coliseum on whether to assassinate American Citizens or to drone the hell out of mostly random brown folks in Central Asia and the Middle East.
Meddling in the Middle East was a terrible crime under Bush. Bush was a war criminal. Obama has meddled ever more and in a much more corrupt, cronyistic and incompetent manner, yet, you are a racist if you question his war mongering across the Brown portion of the Planet.
Perhaps, some fuckin’ Democrat can explain this shit to me.
The DNC has murdered and rampaged its way across history and somehow blames it all on the GOP…and you are a racist.
If our government could be trusted to disclose full truths and risks associated with vaccinations, I think people would be far less likely fight programs such as this.
However, the USG has lied to the American people constantly. God only knows how these vaccinations and the Vax vehicles are harming us even as they save us from mass disease issues.
The USG doesn’t mind a small percentage of citizens being harmed or dying as long as the whole of the tax base or a “too large” percentage of the tax base isn’t killed or debilitated. Most American Citizens are much too trusting of the USG. A majority of Americans are oblivious of the sins of the past committed by the USG. We are an ignorant people for the most part with a blind trust in the same government which time after time has failed us, lied to us and, in some cases, outright murdered and stolen from us.
The USG will lie. The USG has lied. They’ve been caught in their lies time and again. Yet, these folks would have us believe that the USG has our best interests in mind.
Tuskagee should resonate loudly in the minds of all Americans when discussing these issues.
Vaccinations have been said to contribute to or cause Down Syndrome. Vaccinations used in the military (as well as many other meds and experiments) have caused massive health challenges for service members. Yet, as in the case of Agent Orange, the USG denies until enough of those affected have died to mitigate the payout for resolution of their earlier miscalculations, lies, etc.
After all of these lies and outright criminality by the USG, some wish for us to simply trust the the USG is doing the right thing and looking out for our best interests.
For all of those folks, I have some excellent ocean front property which I would love to sell you in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Largely a peaceful region. Not dangerous at all. The locals love outsiders.
I’ve read that the true measure of heroism is lives saved. By that definition, Kyle was a hero. Many of the lives that he took with his sniper rifle saved the lives of American soldiers who were the targets of the persons whom Kyle killed. These were insurgents bent on shooting, rocketing or planting IEDs with the intent to kill Americans and Iraqis.
Don’t blame Chris Kyle for going to war. Don’t excoriate him for liking or not disliking war. Don’t mock him because he didn’t take a nuanced view of Iraq or Iraqis. Most of the folks who are criticizing this man’s life and military experience have no idea what it is like to be in combat. Most of them are missing the point entirely. Chris Kyle was a pawn in a larger game. Bush and Obama sent him to Iraq to kill and wage war on those whom the US government filled with your elected representatives claim were/are enemies of the United States. This war was never and is still not about Democracy or an existential threat to America. The wars of the past decade and a half have about control of resources. Both Obama and Bush played this game well. They simultaneously played the American people.
Kyle is an easy target. Especially so, since he is dead. The true target of your ire should be the Corporate CEOs, Bankers and Politicians. However, Kyle being the easier target, American Liberals (Democrats) will instead cowardly attack the dead.
I apologize if I sound a bit of the ass.
I always find it surprising the ignorance of the US citizen.
No matter how many times I speak of this I get the deniers. They can’t believe that this has been done by Obama.
My thing is that this “education” is but a google search away.
Andrew Napolitano has written about it on several occasions. It’s all over the internet. It’s in books.
I have to wonder if Americans read. Do Americans care.
It seems to me that Americans know only what FOX News (Conservatives) or MSNBC/CNN (Liberals) tell them.
With the internet, “education” is but a few keystrokes away.
Why would anyone need to ask someone else to “educate” them when Google exists?
Alas, I get this all of the time. Especially from Liberals when discussing Obama and his extra-Constitutional activities vis-a-vis Due Process and the taking of Life, Liberty and Property.
This is, after all, what the US Constitution is all about. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. There is no Liberty without the right to property. There is no liberty without the right to life. Life is property. You are your property. All that you own is yours because you are you and you have the right to contract. These rights are guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Yet, Barack Obama has made himself greater than the US Constitution by granting himself the power to take life of both non-Citizens and US Citizens without due process. He has taken upon himself the “right” to deny the basic right to life from Citizens of the United States of America.
And that is a precedent that is more dangerous than any set before by any US President save, perhaps, Lincoln and FDR.
Yet, the majority of Americans are oblivious that these precedents have been set and, worse still, is that most Americans have no idea of the dangers of these precedents.
#BlackLivesMatter…but, apparently, Brown Lives Don’t.
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
In order for LGBT to become “normal,” the majority of the humans on the globe would have to be Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual or Transgender. The reality is that LGBT are a relative minority. I’ve read that LGBT are less than .01 percent of the World’s Human Population. Therefore, LGBT will never be normal.
All of this talk of making LGBT normal is ludicrous. It is ignorant and it is offensive. The statement behind that “mission” is that everyone except LGBT are abnormal. Non-LGBT are not abnormal. We’re just plain people. Some of my fellow “straight” humans do not like or do not accept or cannot tolerate LGBT humans. I do not understand this completely. However, I do understand how these folks can be and are upset when idiot politicians of the Left stand up and makes statements alluding to the “normality” of homosexuality. Usually, I take these idiot statements as a sign that said politician has no grasp of the English language. If English is, indeed, their native language. No minority is a norm.
European or “White” people aren’t a “norm” in the world. Humans of European descent are a relative minority in the world. We can’t make being “White” the norm any more than politicians can make LGBT a norm.
That said, there is a goal that is reachable. I’m not talking about tolerance. Tolerance is a lie. Tolerance is the Great White Lie of the American and European Political Left. To tolerate something or someone is to endure something or to permit something to happen or exist. Tolerance lends to the opinion that LGBT should be permitted to be themselves.
This is no goal. Does a human being endowed with all of the natural rights which humans are supposed to possess inherently need a “by your leave” permission slip from humanity to be themselves and to retain their natural rights? I think not. However, this is what the Political Left would have us believe. I defy this lunacy. I would spit in the eye of the despot who demanded that I seek permission to be who I am. I would hope that my fellow humans who are LGBT would feel the same. If not, ’tis too late. They have already lost themselves as has anyone who feels the need to seek permission to be themselves.
The goal should be acceptance. We should all accept others as they are and not as we would have them be. There are exceptions to this. A mass murderer should not be accepted (OBVIOUSLY). LGBT persons are no more abnormal than I. They simply are not the norm of humanity. They are different. They have different goals and desires. That said, they should not be treated as a dangerous anomaly. They should be treated as fellow humans with all of the natural rights of their fellow humans. That is all. They should be accepted and allowed to forge their own path.
I may or may not agree with homosexuality. However, this is of no consequence. The actions of a homosexual or LGBT human that do not negative affect my natural rights are of no consequence to me. First do no harm. That is the rule by which we should all live and I can think of many, many more humans who do harm first before I would list an LGBT simply because they happen to be an LGBT.
To accept something or someone is to reconcile oneself to that some one or thing. It is to come to an accommodation. It is to concede or admit formally. We should accept our fellow humans as they are. If needs be, we should accommodate them. As long as a fellow human means us no harm and poses no risk, why should we not accept them.
There is no risk posed by an LGBT that is not similarly posed by others. I know many people who pose risks to us who are not LGBT who are accepted with very little argumentation. Politicians are one such animal. If I am to accept Barack Obama as my President, I can see no reason that I should not accept that LGBT are simply my fellow humans and worthy of my respect and acceptance as such.
PLEASE STOP HELPING US: HOW LIBERALS MAKE IT HARDER FOR BLACKS TO SUCCEED
By Jason L. Riley
Encounter, $23.99, 184 pages
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. famously said we are a “nation of cowards” when it comes to discussing race. Jason Riley is not one of them. The Wall Street Journal editorial board member’s new book, “Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed,” is a moment of clarity in a tempest of confusion over the impact of social-welfare policy on blacks, particularly in light of recent commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Well meaning White Liberals need to get the fuck out of the way and let Black people solve their own problems.
Corrupt Black Politicians such as Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder need to get out of the way and stop hindering Black progress.
All of the idiots paving the way to hell with their good intentions need to shut the fuck up and take their own path to hell.
People will amaze you with their ingenuity and their capability if only well meaning morons would simply get the fuck out of the way.
Barack Obama was, apparently, universally hated and only given position as a political stepping stone. I’m not surprised by this.
I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered.
The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).
It seems that every position held by Barack Obama was handed to him on a silver platter. He hasn’t earned anything in life. This explains his “you didn’t earn that” attitude towards the accomplishments of everyone else in the world. Of course, he feels that you didn’t earn your position or life’s rewards. He has never earned anything in life. He believes that everyone else has been handed their life on a silver platter as well.
Barack Obama is a sham. WORST….PRESIDENT….EVER! and a more pitiful human being.
And there is this. His own people are turning against him in droves. When Chris Matthews and Charles Krauthammer agree that you are incompetent and inept, you have issues.
To the extent that government power grows, liberty diminishes. Remember this as you vote, America. Liberty is at a perilous crossroads thanks to lunatic voting of the Far Left and Right. Obama and Bush accomplished more in the name of government intrusion and centralized power than the last 42 Presidents combined.
Presidents are not Gods to be worshiped but men who are voted in to office to do the bidding of the people. Every power that they accrue to themselves comes at the expense of the citizenry. Every worshiper of the office of the President and of the men who are elected President chips away at the sovereignty of the American Citizen.
The trend continues towards centralization of Executive Power. The trend continues towards the diminishment of civil rights. The State grasps for power continuously. It is the responsibility of the American Citizen to ensure that our Liberties remain. If Liberty is lost, we have only ourselves to blame and Liberty, once lost, is never regained without revolutionary bloodletting.
“The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.”
— George Washington (Farewell Address, September 17, 1796)
(see George W. Bush’s comment on this subject)
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
— Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Archibald Stuart – 1791)
“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”
— Wendell Phillips (speech in Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 1852, citing Thomas Jefferson, though it has also been attributed to Patrick Henry)
“When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.”
— Thomas Jefferson (attributed to Jefferson, by his contemporaries)
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” — John Quincy Adams (attributed to Adams, by his contemporaries)
The Patriot Act is the most unconstitutional legislation since the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which proscribed speech critical of the government; yet the FBI loves it. Its premise is that in dangerous times, if we surrender our freedoms to the government, the government will keep us safe until the danger passes. This is a flawed argument.
The DNC and GOP are evil.
Neither are good for the country.
Both are good for their respective Lobbyists and Special Interests.
Both target key demographics and lie to them to get elected.
Unions represent the interests of their respective organizations. Police Unions represent the interests of Police. They lobby for legislation that will benefit the Police. Laws such as COPS and 1033, qualified immunity, confiscation, etc.
The Wars on Poverty, Crime and Drugs were initiated by Democrats. All of these so-called wars benefit the Police, empower the police and destroy the rights of the Citizens.
The War on Terror was initiated by Republican Bush 2. However, Obama has taken that war and run with it. He’s made it his own. The NDAA, NSA spying, police militarization, assassination, rendition, invasions and occupations…all of these things were started by someone other than Obama, the Democrat. Yet, Obama has taken them and injected elephant steroids into these programs and gone about the business of destroying the Constitution.
Any Political Party that centers on the corruption that are American cities is bound to be corrupt.
Police have, historically, been Democratic run organizations. Not Republican.
Military members joining the police forces enmasse is a recent phenomenon. This is happening recently as a result of the terrible economy and programs put in place by respective Clinton, Bush 2 and Obama DOJs.
Our current volunteer military is only 30 years old. Prior to the “All Volunteer” military, our nations military services were made up of careerists who retired after they left service and draftees who were mostly poor. These draftees left the service and went into all career fields and some into none as most were from the poor or lower middle class.
This preposterous idea that the Police forces in the military are made up of mostly ex-military is patently false. I looked it up and it can’t be proven or disproven because no one (not even the DOJ) keeps statistics.
I have been researching American police forces for some time now because of Obama’s continuation of Bush’s War on Liberty. Police come from predominantly working class familes. They enter the police force between the ages of 21 and 24. That does not give the majority of them time to enter the Military, ETS and then join the police as a goodly majority of Police have at least 2 years of college. This is a prerequisite for some, if not most, Police forces.
Police Brutality, of late, is a direct result of the Bush/Obama war on Liberty and the Constitution.
Both the Military and the Police are tools of the State.
Police forces have been given qualified immunity. This means that they are not accountable to the citizenry and not held to the same law as the rest of the citizenry. They are, in fact, above the law. Bush and Obama have brought this about via legislation, “Wars on…,” and court appointments.
This must change or America will no longer be a free nation but, instead, little better than Maoist China.
The Democrats are no better than the Republicans. They are the same. This is an age old tactic. Divide and conquer.
By choosing D or R, you are defeating yourselves and destroying America.
I can find no difference in the actions of Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Yet, Democrats support Obama and condemn Bush. They are both guilty of war crimes. Both guilty of circumventing the US Constitution.
Obama is using Bush/Cheney tactics and politics to subvert the National Will and to circumvent the Constitution. He has lied. He has fear mongered. He has used WMD. He has reused the Bush Act of 2002. Yet, Democrats support him.
How does any of this make sense?
These same democrats condemn Israel for targeting civilians. Yet, Obama is targeting civilians and has done so since he became President. How does Obama differ from Netanyahu?
I do not think that Hillary is Hitler. One politician is about the same as the other. Some, like Hitler, are simply more successful in moving society to accomplish their aims. The aims are all the same. Control of the populace in a given geo-political area for the advancement of personal power. There is nothing more to it.
There are no Great Leaders out there.
Look at the great leaders in history.
Lincoln — He kinda freed the slaves. But not really. In order to keep the South in the Union, he prosecuted a war which claimed the lives of millions. How is he different than Hitler or Stalin or FDR or Churchill or any of the Monarchs of the 17th Century.
FDR took America to war for Democracy and to save the Free World. In the end, more people were enslaved by communism than were threatened by the madness of Hitler.
Ike, JFK, LBJ took us to war in Vietnam to stop the communist dominoes from falling. In the end, those communist dominoes fell anyway. Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia all fell to communism. Indonesia became a dictatorship. Nixon’s “peace with honor” all but ensured the fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge. Congress’ failure to support South Vietnam or Laos after our withdrawal ensured their fall to communism. What did we accomplish except to participate in slaughter and sacrifice our citizen soldiers to madness and arrogance.
We supported the Indonesia dictator.
How were the people of Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos better off after our War of Liberation?
In Iraq, Bush “liberated” the Iraqi people from Saddam Hussein only to have Obama hand those same people over to a Shi’ite despots and the Islamic madmen of the Islamic State. All the while, we supported the Monarchy which fuels Sunni Extremism via Dollar Diplomacy. The Wahhabis owe everything to Saudi Arabia. The Wahhabis are ISIS, al Qaeda, al Jihad, the Muslim Brotherhood and every other Sunni Islamic Extremists group extant.
In what war has America actually helped anyone?
We defeated Germany and Japan? They went on to become economic superpowers. This would have occurred anyway. In fact, the war with Japan was over the US and Britain keeping resources away from Japan that would have allowed them to become an economic superpower. We basically warred with Japan for five years in order to destroy them so that they could recover and become exactly what we had attempted to stop them from becoming. Millions died because FDR and his economic obstructionism. Yet, FDR is a hero and Hitler is a villain.
It was the same with Germany. Britain did not want Germany to become master of the Continent. So, we warred with them twice in conflagrations which engulfed the world in flames…so that Germany could become the economic master of the Continent.
What did we accomplish with our wars?
Asia slowly recovers with Laos and Cambodia lagging and their people suffering in poverty. Vietnam is becoming a mini-economic superpower and are loosening their economic controls so that capitalists can profit. This benefits the State and the Capitalists. There is relatively little benefit to the people.
Germany is the power of the Continent.
Britain has lost it’s empire. (I suppose that’s a plus).
America is still an economic power though we are doing our best to implode.
Russia is what it has always been. The poor man of Europe and the villain of the east.
China is a burgeoning beast with the potential to ruin or save the world as it has always been.
And history begins to repeat itself.
Is war on the horizon?
It seems that Political Leaders of the World are repeating the sins of the last century even as they preach of peace. I see no peace. I see no good coming of this next few decades. If the “Great Leaders” of this coming Century are as incompetent and arrogant as those of the last, the World is doomed to simply repeat the sins of the past. There were be Great Leaders only because they take us into Great Wars.
Where are the visionaries? Where is our Jesus? Our Moses? Our Gandhi? Where are the leaders who not only preach peace but practice it?
Can the earth survive human war or human peace? If we war on one another with our current technology, we may make this world uninhabitable. If we do not war and continue “peaceably,” human being will reproduce in unsustainable numbers.
There seems to be no way out. By War or Peace, humanity’s ignorance and lack of foresight endangers itself…ensures it’s fall. Perhaps that is not a bad thing.
“I say to the people of Estonia and the people of the Baltics, today we are bound by our treaty alliance. … Article 5 is crystal clear: An attack on one is an attack on all. So if … you ever ask again, ‘who’ll come to help,’ you’ll know the answer – the NATO alliance, including the armed forces of the United States of America.”
Committing America to an alliance via NATO to the Balkans is insanity. No intelligent leader of a Nation would do such a thing. Is America responsible for defense of the entire Globe?
Were I Putin, I would test Obama here and now. I would invade Estonia. Show Obama and NATO for the jaw jacking clowns that they have become.
At the end of the Cold War, we gave Russia assurances that we’d not chip away at their regional sphere of influence. The Russian concern was that with the disintegration of the Soviet Union the United States via NATO would attempt to surround Russia with surrogate Nations. This we have done.
We have our military in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Japan, Korea among other places. This gives us a complete encirclement of Russia. There is no reason for these actions. Russia has not acted any more or less belligerent than any other Nation. Nor have they been nearly as bellicose as the United States of America. They have acted on terrorist threats on their border and periphery. America has invaded the Globe and claimed it to be our right with the “pre-emptive strike” strategy/arrogance.
We tell Israel that they are wrong to launch pre-emptive strikes in Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Syria and the farce that is Palestine. Somehow, though, it’s legal when we do it.
The last time that Russia was encircled in this manner, a World War was launched. Germany invaded Poland. The Soviet Union was not long in waiting for their German invasion. One hundred years earlier, France launched their ill-fated Napoleonic effort to defeat Moscow. Not quite one hundred years after the Nazi invasion of the Russian heartland, America finds itself enmeshed in the Ukraine and treating with the nations that are historically used as invasion routes to Moscow.
The Russians must be feeling deja vu.
This is not the only instance where it seems that Barack Obama is historically deficient.
Barack Obama seems hell bent on bringing about World War III. One wonders how long until Putin reacts with more than threats of low level nukes. One wonders how long until Putin tires of Obama’s arrogance and ignorance.
Why does the media make such a deal out of White on Black Police Shootings and not the Black on White Police Shootings?
One thing that I notice is that when a White Cop shoots a Black kid. It matters very little to the average Black person that the kid may [or may not] be guilty. There is a presumption of innocence. There is a presumption of brutality. There is the immediate assumption by the Black community that the Police Officer had other means at his disposal to resolve the dispute or to bring that “perp” to Justice.
And notice that I used the abbreviation “perp.” Police seem to like this word. “Perp” is short for perpetrator.
Perpetrator. What are police saying when they use this word. They are saying perpetrator of a crime. When the police call a suspect a “perp,” they are automatically assuming guilt. In many cases, Police arrest innocent citizens whose only crime was being in the general vicinity of a crime and having the same characteristics of the assumed guilty party.
Once one is in the grasp of the police, they automatically assume one’s guilt. YOU are guilty the moment you come into contact with the police.
Back to the issue at hand.
A black person is shot by the police.
1. The police have already concluded the guilt of the person whom they shot. This is a given. Else they’d not have shot that person.
2. The Police have automatically assumed guilt.
3. Black citizens being fully aware of a bias within the police community brought on by decades of media portrayal of Black citizens as dangerous criminals and “gang bangers” as well as political vilification of the Black community by American politicians from Lyndon Johnson to George Herbert Walker Bush to the present day politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and John McCain assume the worst of police motives and competence in the field.
4. American police have a “I deserve to go home to my family at night” mentality which gives them a cowardly shoot first attitude when facing the dangers of their profession.
5. Police are not known for their negotiation skills or for having a professional community relations dynamic. The police in most communities are an occupying force and no longer the neighborhood police who are friends and helpers placed to serve and protect. The “serve and protect” ethic died long ago. Police are now militarized and aloof. They stay in their cars. They do not interact with the community or it is rare to see this dynamic in action.
6. The White population of America automatically label any Black person who has an altercation with the police a “thug.”
With all of that in mind, Black citizens of America know that justice will not be served regardless of the guilt or innocence of the victim of a police shooting. An innocent who is shot will receive no justice. The police will make statements saying all of the right words and phrases to placate the press and the White public of America when they are found to have shot an innocent UNTIL the public loses interest. Once the public loses interest, the police will then forget the victim. In most cases, promises made will go unfulfilled as is happening right now with the toddler who was injured in an incompetent SWAT raid on a house in Georgia.
Black citizens know this. It happens time after time until finally a “Ferguson” explodes in righteous anger. A poor black community explodes, the police respond as if they are storming Fallujah. Peaceful protestors are lumped in with trouble makers, the press is arrested and all rights are suspended while the White Governor, White City Police Chief and other politicians make irresponsible statements and incompetently “deal with the event.”
Ferguson is a study in how NOT to navigate a civil disturbance. The Police automatically went on the defense, pulled out their “battle rattle” and proceeded to go on the offensive. Citizens were called animals and told that they would be killed if they exercised their rights to assemble, free speech and petition. No State, County or City official made any real moves to hear the complaints of the people. Outsiders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton interfered and intervened exasperating the situation.
Everything that a public official could do wrong was done wrong. Incompetence and unAmerican actions were taken by the State and local governments. The people were treated as if they were criminals. Citizens were maced, gassed, brutalized. The press was maced, gassed and brutalized. Worse, yet, were the police screaming threats as if they were a legion of centurions about to storm a barbarian stronghold.
The Media, of course, saw these events as worthy of covering. Pundits waxed poetic, idiotic, ignorant and wise.
Now, turn to the White kid who was shot by the Black Police Officer.
The Black Police Officer shot a White kid. The community wherein this incident occurred simply assumed guilt on the part of the White Police shooting victim and went back to their day to day business. No White person asked questions. No White person stopped to think that perhaps this kid didn’t deserve to be shot. It was assumed that if the kid was shot, he was guilty of something. No one cared that a White kid was summarily executed by the Police much less that it may have been racially motivated. The only reason that anyone is even discussing this shooting is because of all of the media attention given to Michael Brown and Ferguson.
If the White victim of the Police summary “justice” had been killed at a less voluminous moment concerning police brutality and police militarization, the White community would not have noticed. Add in the fact that he was only half White and that he was half Hispanic and the White Public would assume that he was guilty and wrote him off as a Latino Thug.
However, since he was half White and shot by a Police officer who happened to be Black, this is a good time for the Political Punditry and Puppetry of the Right Wing to juxtapose this victim of police brutality and summary justice against the Media attentions given to the Black victim of police brutality at the hands of a White Police Officer.
Note, though, that the pundits and puppets aren’t speaking to police brutality or police militarization. Ney, they are attempting to use this to downplay race. “See,” they say, “Black Cops kill ‘White’ kids and White folks don’t go crazy. The media doesn’t give it the attention it deserves because it was a Black on White killing.” Never mind police brutality, the shoot first mentality of the American Police or the heavy militarization of the American police brought about by the unconstitutional wars on terror and drugs. Instead, they’re only interested in “I told you so” and “See, racism is all in your mind.”
Puppets and pundits are only interested in downplaying and diverting attention.
And White America is falling for it….AGAIN.
It’s pure brilliance. FOX News is the lead actor here.
The assumption by FOX is that the police acted correctly and that Michael Brown was guilty. This despite the fact that American citizens are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. They are on the side of the State even as they pretend to be on the side of State’s Rights and the Bill of Rights.
The rest of the media are just as complicit. They divert our attentions away from real issues constantly and consistently by covering idiot issues and non-issues such as missing rich kids in Aruba. They fawn over political actors instead of acting as real journalists.
The media in America, though, has a history of political fawning. Most citizens are unaware of this but the majority of the news organizations in America were started as mouthpieces for the political parties. Yet, we expect them to tell us the truth about events and issues in America.
The media is simply a government mouthpiece. When their preferred party is in power, they are silent on their transgressions. When their preferred party is not in power, they trumpet the transgressions of the other.
We expect the media to be watch dogs. They are not. They are puppets and pundits, liars and scoundrels of the first order. Any journalist who attempts to tell the truth faces the same future as James Foley.
In the meantime, if one is Wealthy in America, one is rarely guilty. Justice in America is not real but purchased. For the poor, it is nearly always out of reach.
If you think about it, this is most heinous. A most heinous decision.
Obama swapped out five Gitmo prisoners for a guy who deserted and sought out the Taliban. The Obama Administration has constantly and consistently lied about the whole Bergdahl travesty. Bergdahl and family continue to be silent about the whole affair when before the family was consistent in their criticism of the American War on Terror.
Obama then refused to pay a ransom for a guy who was out there trying to find out the truth about ISIS and American policy in the Middle East.
Transparency, hope, change…Where are these ideals in the Obama Administration.
And please…PLEASE do not mention the ACA which was/is nothing more than a profit guarantor for Democratic and Obama Campaign contributors such as Pfizer, Humana, Aetna and other “Health,” Insurance and Pharmaceutical Industry giants.
Face it Democrats, Obama pulled the wool over your eyes. He’s George W. Bush the Democrat.
Hail Caeser! The Scum of the Universe.
Eat your bread and enjoy the Circus idiot Obama Zombies.
Obama’s Executive Order 13603 essentially repeals the 13th Amendment; gives the Federal Government the power to enslave citizens:
Sec. 502. Consultants. The head of each agency otherwise delegated functions under this order is delegated the authority of the President under sections 710(b) and (c) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2160(b), (c), to employ persons of outstanding experience and ability without compensation and to employ experts, consultants, or organizations. The authority delegated by this section may not be redelegated.
Sec. 601. Secretary of Labor. (a) The Secretary of Labor, in coordination
with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of other agencies, as deemed
appropriate by the Secretary of Labor, shall:
(1) collect and maintain data necessary to make a continuing appraisal
of the Nation’s workforce needs for purposes of national defense;
(2) upon request by the Director of Selective Service, and in coordination
with the Secretary of Defense, assist the Director of Selective Service
in development of policies regulating the induction and deferment of
persons for duty in the armed services;
(3) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this
order, consult with that agency with respect to: (i) the effect of contemplated
actions on labor demand and utilization; (ii) the relation of
labor demand to materials and facilities requirements; and (iii) such other
matters as will assist in making the exercise of priority and allocations
functions consistent with effective utilization and distribution of labor;
(4) upon request from the head of an agency with authority under this
order: (i) formulate plans, programs, and policies for meeting the labor
requirements of actions to be taken for national defense purposes; and
(ii) estimate training needs to help address national defense requirements
and promote necessary and appropriate training programs
Bizarrely, racism in America is no longer mainly about race. Sure, race is involved in a peripheral manner, but racism has mainly become an excuse, a dodge, a way to escape responsibility.
When a black liberal is criticized, he cries racism. When liberalism fails, liberals cry racism. When the Democrat Party gets in trouble, liberals cry racism. It has become the ever present background noise of politics, like birds chirping in the forest.
I am White. I have friends of nearly every race, religion, ethnicity and political persuasion across the width and breadth of this planet. My earliest friends were Black, White, Hispanic and Asian. Included in this mix were Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Jews as well as a couple of Atheists. Most of these folks until this past decade were American but now, I number amongst my friends peoples from countries as far and wide as Scotland, Egypt, Cambodia, Thailand and Brazil.
I have been friends with this great mix of peoples for as long as I can remember.
These are not just people whom I label as friend and then ignore. I keep in touch with these people. I live with them. I work with them. I have helped them find employment. I have hired them for employment. I have assisted some financially. I have helped them improve their English. I have taught some life skills and job skills. They have hired me and recommended me for promotion. I have learned life and job skills from them. I have enjoyed their company and companionship and do so at this time. I have invited them to my homes and the home of my parents and siblings. I have played with their children and befriended their families.
I have debated various topics ranging from culture to religion and politics with them and discuss said topics and opinions with them openly. I agree with them on some topics and disagree with them on others.
I have lived my life openly and with as much love, warmth, humanity and companionship as is humanly possible.
Yet, if I dare not agree with Obama I am a racist.
On a smaller playing field, these same accusations were thrown at me when I dared to criticize Tubby Smith at Kentucky. Yet, when I criticize John Calipari, I am simply called a dumbass. lol
“Racism” is constantly at the forefront of the Obama Administration conversation.
I am not saying that racism does not exist. However, the Democrats reacted in similar manner to all things Bush. The Democrats called Bush every name in the book and even conjured more juicy names and labels for him and Cheney. No one said it was because of Race.
Republicans treated Bill Clinton far worse than they treat Obama. Yet, racism wasn’t constantly thrown in the face of the opponent.
Race, for better or worse, is a factor in nearly every facet of life across the whole of this planet.
The Obama Administration and Democrats act as though racism was invented in America by White Southerners.
It’s a ruse. It is a sidebar. It’s a deflection. It is cover and concealment for corruption.
They called the opponents of Nagin in NOLA racists. A few years later, Nagin is found to have been a corrupt turd and that corruption was a major factor in the fiasco that was Katrina.
Yet, no Democrat has come forward to say; “Doh! They were correct. Nagin was a turd. There was merit to the accusations and criticism.”
Racism with the Obama Administration is a crutch and nothing more. It has become meaningless.
Obama could be assassinated by the KKK and because of this administration’s constant use of Racism as a political tool, I’d find myself doubting that racism was the real reason behind the assassination.
This despite the fact that I have witnessed real racism against the Obama Administration.