Days Black People Not Re-Enslaved By Trump

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Current Year America

Examining a piece in the Washington Post we see that current year America is a joke of a nation.
But legislators spent little time asking Sessions about the dramatic and controversial changes in policy he has made since taking over the top law enforcement job in the United States nine months ago.
Policy changes? Ok. That sounds interesting. Lets see what they are:
From his crackdown on illegal immigration to his reversal of Obama administration policies on criminal justice and policing, Sessions is methodically reshaping the Justice Department to reflect his nationalist ideology and hard-line views — moves drawing comparatively less public scrutiny than the ongoing investigations into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. [My underlines]
So enforcing the law is now "hard line"? Really? Shall I accuse the police officer who tickets me for speeding as being "a nationalist with 'hard line views'" or is he actually just "doing his job"? By the way. Why is it a "policy change" to be "nationalistic"? Shouldn't the people in government, that, you know, is supposed to be by and for 'the people", supposed to be "nationalistic"?
Sessions has implemented a new charging and sentencing policy that calls for prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible, even if that might mean minority defendants face stiff, mandatory minimum penalties.
Wait? So "minorities" are supposed to have different punishments than other people in America? How does that square with the constitution? It's almost like the Post thinks that minorities (in which it means, non asian minorities") shouldn't be held to account for their behavior.
He has defended the president’s travel ban and tried to strip funding from cities with policies he considers too friendly toward undocumented immigrants.
He defended a law passed by congress that gives the president discretionary powers on determining who may and may not enter the country. This is news?

It's almost like the Post thinks that illegal immigrants. Say it with me: Illegal. Immigrants have trespass rights in America. Like the law(s) don't apply to them.

Sessions has even adjusted the department’s legal stances in cases involving voting rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in a way that advocates warn might disenfranchise poor minorities and give certain religious people a license to discriminate.
It's almost like the Post is unable to look up the constitution on the internet, nor the 1964 Civil Rights Act that expressly:

1) Says the government cannot abridge the freedom of religion or exercise thereof.

2) Says that religious institutions and private clubs are exempt from laws in the 1964 CRA.

While critics lambaste what they consider misguided changes that take the department back in time, supporters say Sessions has restored a by-the-book interpretation of federal law and taken an aggressive stance toward enforcing it.
It's as if Sessions thinks that the department should do it's job: enforcing the law. Shocking policy change!
Prosecutors have brought several such cases since he became attorney general and recently sent an attorney to Iowa to help the state prosecute a man who was charged with killing a gender-fluid 16-year-old high school student last year. The man was convicted of first-degree murder.

But while civil rights leaders praised his action in that case, Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said that it “stands in stark contrast to his overall efforts” to roll back protections for transgender people.

I don't know what "rights" Kristen thinks "transgender" people have that are different from those of every other citizen, but I do know that murder is illegal, period. What's the problem?
Critics say, though, that his record shows otherwise. “We are seeing a federal government that is pulling back from protecting vulnerable communities in every respect,” Clarke said. “That appears to be the pattern that we are seeing with this administration — an unwillingness to use their enforcement powers in ways that can come to the defense of groups who are otherwise powerless and voiceless.”
No, what we have, finally, is a justice dept. and administration that is not making up "rights" via executive fiat (or court decision). This is a good thing. You don't get "rights" because you are a minority, poor or confused about your body.

Diverse = "Not White"

A common understanding in dissident right circles is that diversity is a code word for "not white" in it's less malicious usage. Of course, in left circles this claim is used as evidence of "white supremacy" and paranoia among whites who see any threat to their "central status" in America as evidence of "reverse discrimination". Of course, now that the mask has completely fallen off the left and outright bigotry against whites, at levels unseen since perhaps the Jim Crow era and quickly getting to lynch level absurdity we get reporting that to any sane person confirms the dissident right's position. Today's evidence comes from The Verge:
The 2018 Grammy Award nominations were released this morning, and certain categories looked markedly more diverse in their selections. “Despacito” became the first Spanish-language song to be nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, every lead artist nominated for Record of the Year was a person of color, and the list for best Album of the Year did not contain a single white male artist for the first time in Grammy history. (Sorry, Ed Sheeran.) In short, the nominations are incredibly diverse.
Not a single white male is "incredibly diverse".
It was relatively easy for older executives and producers to vote in the previous system, but not so for someone like me. Now, the people actually contributing to cultural change the most — touring musicians, new producers and songwriters, etc. — have access to participate in ways that were never there before. This year’s list is a direct reflection of that. When you make a system easier for everyone to use, everyone wins. ■

White men are non persons.

Look, you don't have to be enamored with white people (or men in particular) to see this for what it is. It is direct evidence that the claims of so called "nazis" about being replaced is not a conspiracy theory. It is a real phenomenon. I said it years ago and I'll say it again: this will not end well.

The end of discrimination will not come about by blatant discrimination.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Zimbabwe, The ANC And The Dead End of Revenge Politics

So Mugabe has resigned. Zimbabwe and Mugabe stand as lessons against Black power or Black Nationalist ideologies that rely on revenge as a long term policy.

I have no problem admitting that in my younger days (some of which includes days far far away from what we'd call "youth") I had little problem with the idea of offing the settler and returning the land. Seriously. Matter of fact, I would be highly suspect of any black person who took the issues of colonialism seriously to not have had an agreement with such policies because I think any people, deprived of their land and liberty should have a reflexive human reaction to want to exact revenge and retribution.

Where I and many of my contemporaries part ways is that I took, and take, nationalism seriously. Nationalism, Garveyite Pan-Africanism in particular to me were not a mere means of establishing self esteem at the cost of "white devils" and the like. I wanted, and want Africans to run their own ship and I want them to do it successfully. This meant that I took a great deal of time to think through issues. For example, What would be the national language of a Pan-African government? What do you do with groups who don't want to partake? What would be the qualifications for citizenship? Would it extend to black countries in the Caribbean? If so how do we integrate the economies? What of African-Americans who are culturally pretty far removed from continental Africans? What would the role of Islam be in such a country? Christianity? What economic system would be put in place? Since Africa is so huge would it be better to have regional governors? Would a "grand council" be better than single executive? Etc. etc. etc. I was concerned with governance, not with "where da white farmers at"?

Unfortunately too many people in power in Africa, particularly directly after colonialism hadn't really through through the long term issue of actual governance. Instead they acted on their (understandable) wish to get back at those who had excluded them (and worse). But that doesn't run a country. That is not economic policy.

To be fair to Mugabe and Zimbabwe, England had a part in the death spiral of Zimbabwe. It had agreed to land transfers where England would compensate the farmers. It reneged on that agreement and that was wrong. Period. Then came Zidera Which hurt the citizens of Mugabe rather than Mugabe himself who, along with his wife, continued to fly to Europe and spend massive amounts of money. Mugabe perhaps only rivaled by Mobutu.

In the end though, it was the failure to actually govern. To establish rule of law. To smartly deal with the inflamed passions of the people that brought down Zimbabwe. The same is happening in South Africa under the ANC. Here again we see the killing of white farmers which brings absolutely no benefits whatsoever to South Africa or even to those who do the killings other than the emotional release of having gotten revenge. The ANC is literally running on policies that cuts off the hand it wishes to use to eat.

In all of this, a new colonial master has moved in. Their attitude is currently "do whatever you want, just make sure we get our shit." Currently the focus on Europeans have blinded Africans to this new colonialism. The Chinese may have to worry about what happens when there are no more Europeans around for Zimbabweans to blame for their problems. But that's a whole other blog post.

So in the end we see that revenge politics is a dead end. Whether that be in Zimbabwe or in America. Revenge politics does nothing to address the internal issues that hold back black communities and once the target of the revenge politics are removed even the temporary esteem boost that revenge politics fueled will give way to feelings of inadequacy and more violence and problems as new "oppressors" and "oppressions" are made of classes within black communities are created to distract from the mis-leadership.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mash It Up In A Zimbabwe

From AlJazeera:
Following my verbal communication with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda at 13:53 hours, 21st November, 2017 intimating my intention to resign as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, in terms of Section 96, Sub-Section 1 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, hereby formally tender my resignation as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect.

More On The "Little Crimes"

So having discussed LaVar Ball and the ghost of Stingley, lets look at one from the Washington Post on fare evasion:

At a recent public hearing on a proposal to decriminalize fare evasion on Metro, D.C. Council member Charles Allen made a shocking admission.

Allen, chairman of the panel’s judiciary committee, is a repeat offender.

This is a setup. Watch the hands....
I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve tapped my card and it gave me the beep that said my balance had dropped below what the fare was,” said Allen (D-Ward 6), a daily bus rider. “And the driver just said, ‘Just fill it up when you get to the station.’ ”

“I’ve never once thought, ‘I’m going to actually get a citation or have a criminal record for riding the bus,’ ” he said.

This is not fare evasion. I repeat: This is not fare evasion. He didn't try to not pay his fare (assuming he didn't purposely leave his card with a low balance with the intent to beating the fare. He merely discovered that his balance was low and the driver allowed him on the bus anyway. This is an example of the driver using his discretion.

Fare beating is knowing you don't have enough money and deciding to jump the turnstile or bypass whatever mechanism on purpose. Now watch the trick:

The D.C. Council’s move mirrors a trend in cities across the country based on a growing awareness among lawmakers of how issues such as legacy policing practices, unconscious bias and systemic racism can unfairly target communities based on race or age — even in the seemingly mundane case of fare jumping. [My underlines]
So laws against theft of services (fare beating) is racist because black people (and supposedly the young) are inherently incapable of not stealing services. You cannot come to any other conclusion from this statement.

I mean shit, it's "ONLY" fare jumping. What's there to be upset about. All those people who dutifully save their money in order to pay their fares, day in and day out to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars are just law abiding suckers. You know, if you're going to decriminalize fare beating then please do offer a refund to all the people who did the right thing.

Fat chance at that happening.

Matter of fact, why not just make public transport free to board. No fares for ANYBODY.

Some legislators are questioning whether fare evasion should be a crime at all, arguing that targeted enforcement campaigns are bound to ensnare poor and low-income people who don’t have the money to pay their fares — let alone fines.
This reminds me of stories my mother told me about when the money ran out the day before pay day and she didn't have enough bus fare money to get home. Do you know what she did?

Wait for it.

She walked home.

There's a story about a man in Detroit who I believe walked many miles to and from work (or at least to a transport spot). Yeah, tell me again how the poor get ensnared again.

You know what I see almost daily? People riding little kids bicycles to and from work. Some on regular mountain bikes. You can get one second hand for next to nothing. It's honest transportation.

“Absolutely there’s been a raised consciousness on this that did not exist 20 or 30 years ago,” said Nassim Moshiree, policy director at the American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia. “Activism like the Movement for Black Lives has had a positive impact on raising awareness that policing — and the explicit and implicit bias in policing — means that certain communities are impacted in unfair ways. Even when it comes to something like fare evasion.”
BLM thinks there are no "white man laws" that blacks need to respect. That's the new "raised consciousness" that has appeared in the last 20-30 years. So now it's "bias" to expect black people to do little things like pay their fare like everyone else is expected to.
Metro is in the midst of a crackdown on fare evasion, spurred partly by financial pressure and partly in response to heightened concerns about crime in the system. Nearly a quarter of assaults on bus operators, for example, result from disputes over fares.
Next we'll be told that it's racism that causes black people (and the young) to beat up bus drivers who ask that they not steal services from the public. I mean the nerve of these bus drivers to expect black folks to PAY for a bus ride. Don't they know we are owed reparations and shit?
Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald A. Pavlik Jr. estimated that the agency loses up to $25 million a year in unpaid fares — a hefty sum for an agency that just announced that it will seek a $29 million increase in the operating subsidies from the jurisdictions that fund it.
That's a lot of money.

he also thinks that people across demographic boundaries feel a sense of injustice that some people flout the rules and ride free, while others dig deep to pay their fares.

“It’s a fairness issue, across the entire community,” Wiedefeld said. “You have people in those same communities that they’re concerned about being targeted, who are paying their fares. And I think it’s right that everybody pay their fare.”

Joke's on us man. It's not about "fair".
Lawmakers nationwide have become increasingly aware of how citations or arrests for fare jumping can have disparate impacts on low-income riders and communities of color. For some groups, a simple citation or misdemeanor arrest can affect their job, parole or immigration status.
Simple solution. Ready: Don't try to fare beat and there will be no citation or arrest. I know this is hard, but try to follow. If you don't fare beat, they cannot give a citation or arrest you. Then you don't have to worry about your job or parole. Oh and if you are worried about your immigration status...wellll..
That proposal gained traction last month when a New York advocacy group, the Community Service Society, released a report concluding that fare-evasion arrests happen more frequently at stations that abut low-income neighborhoods. In addition, the report said that half of all fare-evasion arrests in Brooklyn involve black men between the ages of 16 and 36, but they represent only 13.1 percent of poor adults. [my underlines]
There are 3 other major racial groups in NY and one major ethnic group, why not tell us about the rest of the demographics?

In the end this is yet another example of liberal white folks aligning with grumpy black folks to lower the expectations that black people be expected to live up the same standards that everyone else is expected to follow. And all this does is lead to resentment by non-blacks, rightfully so, when they are held to account while blacks are allowed to publicly and openly flaunt the rules. You cannot have equality and exceptionalism in the same law (generally speaking). Either we are all expected to pay our fares or we are all allowed to ride for "free" (only tax payer based funding via taxes). That is the only real fair option.

If these kinds of policies continue then the quote at the head of this post cannot be considered a "myth" but a reality.

Monday, November 20, 2017

LaVar Ball's Commentary is Not Uncommon

LaVar Ball decidedly ungrateful response to Trump's intercession on his son's behalf underscores an unfortunately not uncommon attitude towards crime in too many black communities:
"As long as my boy's back here, I'm fine," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "I'm happy with how things were handled. A lot of people like to say a lot of things that they thought happened over there. Like I told him, 'They try to make a big deal out of nothing sometimes.' I'm from L.A. I've seen a lot worse things happen than a guy taking some glasses. My son has built up enough character that one bad decision doesn't define him. Now if you can go back and say when he was 12 years old he was shoplifting and stealing cars and going wild, then that's a different thing.[my underlines]
This "i've seen much worse" attitude is exactly why so many black communities have unacceptably high crime rates. While I'll agree that I think 10 years in prison is over the top for sunglasses, I don't think one should downplay the fact that someone thought it was OK to steal. Period.

This reminded me of the case of Cory Stingley (2). Corey's father reached out to me after finding my blog entries and was upset that Corey was responsible for his own demise. He said that it should be expected that young (presumably black) men to steal shit at some point in their life. When I read that, I completely understood why it was that Cory thought it was OK to steal. For the record I have never shoplifted, attempted to shoplift of even thought about shoplifting. Period. And I find it insulting that a person would think that taking any of my property, regardless of it's value is something I should overlook.

Many Black people claim to be Christians so let me put it to them like this. In the Bible there is a parable about talents. Three people were given talents. Two did stuff with them and one buried his. End of the parable was that the two who had invested their talents were rewarded with even more while the one who buried his was scolded as being lazy, etc. The lessons being that those who are faithful in small things get rewarded with bigger thing. That is, if I can trust you to NOT steal some $5 sunglasses, then I can trust you around things of far higher value.

When we fail to teach our children and hold our children to account for the small things, then we set them up to FAIL when bigger things are placed in their care. LaVar Ball's attitude about "seeing worse" is the same as the servant who buried his talent. LaVar failed his son and for those who understand what I speak of, he has shown himself to be an embarrassment. But the Trump hatred knows no bounds and no ends, that folks will even defend a thief and theft.

Friday, November 17, 2017

These People Are Not Brave

I just finished reading a headline in which persons in the Clinton and Sanders campaign are claiming to have been harassed. Enough. I'm done with folks calling these people, both male and female, brave. These are vultures circling and seeing what pickings they can get.

You know who's brave? That chick who Harvey grabbed who went directly to the po-lice filed a complaint and agreed to get miked up and get Harvey to incriminate himself. THAT is a brave woman. All these other mofos who allegedly allowed folks to grab them up, throw their tongues down their throats, wank their sausages to eruption and whatever the fuck else are not brave. I don't even wanna hear about it anymore. Folks who sat it out for 30-40 years and had nothing to say. folks who desired paydays and fame more than the welfare and safety of the men, women and children coming behind them ought to be ashamed of themselves and should have remained silent.

If the fame was enough to keep you quiet then you keep quiet. If the money was enough to keep you quiet, whether it was hush money or money from movies, etc. then you be quiet. You shoulda told when that shit happened. You shoulda kicked a mofo in the balls. You shoulda stabbed someone and made the biggest scene ever.

I just needed to get that out.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Reported? Confirmed?

LA Times doing it's SJW thing. Headline:
L.A. County hate crimes linked to white supremacists jumped 67% in 2016, study finds
Really? Well what else?
Hate crimes committed by white supremacists increased 67% in Los Angeles County last year, according to a study released Thursday.

There were 105 such crimes reported, compared with 63 in 2015.

Reported? Well that's nice. Given the amount of hoaxes out there how many of these "hate crimes" were confirmed to have been committed by actual, in the flesh "white supremacists"?
The study, which has been conducted annually since 1980 by the county's Commission on Human Relations, found that white supremacist ideology constituted 22% of all hate crimes in 2016.
Aside from the above mentioned "reported", 22% is a far lower number than 67%.
Most of the white supremacist hate crimes — at least 70% — were acts of vandalism, followed by disorderly conduct, which includes swastikas drawn on private property.
Again, how many of these incidents were actually confirmed?
"The fact that white supremacist crimes grew 67% is alarming, particularly in the aftermath of the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, [Va.]. It seems that organized hate groups everywhere are feeling emboldened and increasingly visible," Commission President Isabelle Gunning said in a statement.
I'm alarmed that no one at this so called prestigious paper is bothered by "reported".

Where's the link to said report? Oh you thought the LA Times would provide you with primary sources? Shame on you. Here you go: Tidbit:

Racial hate crimes declined 2% and comprised 46% of all hate crimes reported in 2016. Anti-black crimes declined 19%, but still made up nearly half of all racially motivated hate crimes.
Hate crimes in which Latino/as targeted black persons plunged 41%, and only a third were committed by gang members compared to nearly half the previous year.
And a nice chart:

In which we find hate crimes against whites up 145%. Not worth reporting of course. If you recall my post on the blatant hate crimes committed by Mexicans in order to keep non-hispanics out of "their neighborhoods" you'll know that so called "hate crimes" against whites are vastly under-reported or reclassified to make sure that the numbers stay low so that certain groups can claim victim status.

Oh and while "hate crimes" against Muslims are down 17%, "hate crimes" against Christians are up 100%. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Another nice chart:

Seems whites are violently victimized more than blacks in LA. And lets not forget, as posted earlier, that "hate crimes" against blacks are not limited to whites as perpetrators. In fact I'd hazard to guess that MOST of those cases are NOT by whites.

That "Other" Category is pretty large, no? And I think "gangs" is a cop-out cover up for La-Raza and so called "Black Power" activities.

There was evidence of white supremacist beliefs in 56% of all religiously motivated crimes and 17% of racially motivated crimes.
It's almost like the people who wrote this thing do not think that anybody other than whites can have racial hate. It's like other humans are not quite as human as whites. Isn't that, umm... racist?
In 2016, 52% of anti-black crimes were committed by Latino/as (compared to 59% the previous year). Latino/a on black crimes plunged from 64 to 38, a 41% drop.

Fifty-nine percent of the anti-Latino/a crimes were committed by African Americans, up from 52% the previous year. The number of these crimes grew slightly from 24 to 27.

Oh wait. Here it is. So remember when they said that anti-black crime was nearly half of race based hate crimes? Right. So now we find that half of that number was due to Latinos.


And it was 60% last year.


In terms of gang involvement, of the 38 Latino/a-on-black hate crimes, 13 were committed by gang members (34%, down from 47% in 2015).
Wait. is this in addition to the 52% because if it IZZZZZZZ...then these "white supremacists" are really not the proximate threat they are being made out to be. And perhaps we should be directing our attention to La-Raza instead.

Methinks these youth are raising their fists for 'human relations" that are not what we are being led to believe.

Because everything is Trump's fault.

Hellooooo Session Justice Department

You can count me among those who are dismayed at the current state of affairs of the Justice [sic] Department. How we have states talking about being sanctuary states and cities talking about being sanctuary cities in blatant violation of federal law without action is beyond me. Why the mayors of NYC and LA haven't had a public perp walk with members of various city councils not indicted on RICO immigration law charges is also baffling to me. How the perpetrators of so called "hate crime" hoaxes haven't been charged with civil rights violations of the citizens they attempted to smear and intimidate is also of great concern to me. But that's not what this post is about. This is about the new Klan.

From Takimag:

In 2016, I wrote about the Boyle Heights neighborhood in East L.A. Boyle Heights is about 95% Latino, and its residents aim to keep it that way. Last year, the Obama administration handed down a federal civil rights indictment against Boyle Heights’ oldest and largest street gangs.
A gang that used violence and intimidation to keep blacks out. Sounds mighty familiar.
The gangs had strong support from the community, and even after the federal indictment, the area is still almost entirely devoid of blacks.
Indictment? There's been no guilty verdicts here?
Boyle Heights activists have been in the news once again, and this time, their targets are white. They’ve been waging a relentless campaign to force the closure of any stores that might attract white people to the neighborhood. First to go were the art galleries, which were targeted because art appreciation is apparently a whites-only endeavor (unless you’re Frida Kahlo or a graffiti tagger). “Fuck white art” was painted on gallery doors. Windows were broken, employees harassed. Most of the targeted gallery owners surrendered to the segregationists and fled. After defeating a bunch of pretentious art sissies, the activists decided that the coffee shops were next.
If such a graffiti was in fact sprayed on a gallery door then why wasn't this national news and where are the feds?
Customers trying to enter the store were harassed. Signs were posted around the city depicting a white hipster’s head in the crosshairs of a rifle. And through it all, at no point did the activists make any attempt to hide the racial nature of their cleansing campaign: “No white people. No white stores.”
Where are the feds? Hello Sessions!!!

The Boyle Heights activists joined up with Pilsen activists to protest the opening of a new restaurant in the neighborhood. The owners of the eatery, named S.K.Y., are accused of “gentrifying” the neighborhood with their presence. So of course the activists responded by defacing the building, threatening the staff, and blocking people from entering. Naturally, the local press celebrated the anti-gentrifiers, mindlessly repeating their talking points: “Once a fancy restaurant moves into Pilsen, wealthy whites will follow, and soon property values will rise, and minorities will be tossed into the gutter, and so on and so forth blah blah blah genocide.”
The longer the diversity animal gets to walk around and consume, the more it grows and morphs into the thing it supposedly was against. The entire point of the Civil Rights movement was so that all citizens can enjoy the entire country, including stores and housing provided you can afford it, without harassment or risk of life, limb or property. What black folks (and others) are discovering is that the same civil rights they fought for would apply equally and suddenly now THEY want to protect THEIR neighborhoods from "outsiders" just as how whites didn't want them in THEIR neighborhoods.

Anyway, the point here is that we have clear examples of racial intimidation that the justice department is not pursuing. What exactly is Sessions doing up there in Washington?

The Accused

So more foundational principles of American culture crumble as we watch the orgy of sexual assault accusations sprawl from Hollywood to Alabama. At least in the case of Weinstein we have an audio tape in which he admits to having groped a woman. So there is at least one case where police were involved, an investigation done but not followed up. However, what we are seeing in Alabama is an entirely different fiasco once again showing that so called "conservatives" are not about conserving anything but their own access to power and money.

The US justice system is NOT an inquisition. Persons accused of wrong doing, particularly that of a criminal nature do not have to prove their innocence. Rather the accuser, in criminal cases that would be the state, must prove that a crime was committed. Now a days many people say that that is reserved for the courts. Technically that is true. However as is pointed out by various cultural observers, the nature of a state is determined by the culture of it's people which grows out of the people themselves. The US would not have such a legal state if it did not come out of the culture of the people who founded it. Hence it would and should be common for persons to take such principles as 'innocent until proven guilty" into their own behavior and attitudes.

Today with the willingness of corporations to play cultural police and rush to believe anyone this side of white heterosexual male and punish accordingly, the very foundations of US culture is being removed. Black people should not welcome this turn of events but too many are glad to jump on this train because "white folks". How soon they forget the black people lynched, burned alive and if lucky run out of town on the mere say so of a random white woman or white man that a sexual assault was attempted or a theft of some sort had occurred. With such a history, you would think black folks would be front and center in a push against accusations being believed and acted upon at face value.

In the case of Moore we have the use of accusation for blatant political ends. Moore who has run for many offices, many times, should have had any such allegation or rumor appear long before this month. Since I have heard commentary to the effect that "it was known...", then why didn't such accusations appear during the Republican primary? Why didn't these accusations come up when Moore was going head to head with the state over his hanging of the Ten Commandments? These two questions alone ought to make the voters of Alabama very suspect of the Republican party which has already shown itself to be the right wing of the Democratic party, full of people like McCain who openly state that they are working in the interests of non-citizens and who openly turn about on basic campaign promises.

But more than just the rank political opportunism is the fact that Moore has no way to clear his name. There is a reason for statute of limitations. Eyewitness testimony is already a faulty proposition. People get key details wrong all the time, particularly when they are still in shock over an event. Physical evidence deteriorates or is destroyed. And with the exception of murder where finding a dead body shows that the crime did in fact occur (even if the last best suspect turns out to not be involved), crimes in which the only "evidence' is the testimony (and credibility) of the accused and accuser leaves no way to discern the truth.

No jury of fair minded people can dismiss the fact that people will lie about an event in order to get even with the person they have accused. This is not limited to women nor is it limited to the subject of sexual assault. Currently in the cases against individuals involved in the riot in Charlottesville a number of persons have had charges dropped because Antifa types were shown to have lied. Lies and hoaxes happen all the time.

I have little respect for the French people or government due to their attitude towards the slow moving destruction of their country by the leadership they continue to elect but I do respect the law that they have there in which the media cannot splash accusation against a person all over the public. Such a rule would of course be unconstitutional in the US but it would be a good policy to adopt. But back to Moore.

Hannity said on his program that he was giving Moore until sorry...24 hours to "prove his innocence". How was Moore to do that? And why is an American saying this? Can more get video tape of him meeting said female(s) from 40 years ago? Nope. Can Moore get all the phone records from that time? No. How exactly is Moore to prove that something that allegedly happened 40 years ago didn't happen. We don't prove negatives anyway.

Also of importance is that many of the women involved met the Alabama age of consent. So they cannot claim statutory rape or even attempted. Hence why the stories are now about how Moore allegedly forced himself on the then teenagers. Whether we agree with it or not, like it or not, 39 year old Moore was perfectly within his legal rights to chat up a 16 year old (in Alabama) and have sex with her if she consented. He could even call her house.

In the end the "accusation culture" in which folks can drop bombs on people decades after alleged acts occur is going to claim a lot of people's lives (literally and figuratively). It is a rot on American culture and will poison relationships between men and women as men seek to protect themselves against future legal entanglements and financial ruin brought on by upset and vindictive ex girlfriends and ex-wives. As black American history shows, mob rule via accusation never leads to good outcomes.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Those "Disaffected Democrats"= Perpetual Victims

Lets look at the "Disaffected Democrats" of the survey
Who they are: Over half (56%) of Disaffected Democrats are non-white. Highly financially stressed, they are the least likely to own a home and – along with Devout and Diverse – would have a tougher time than other typology groups if they needed to live off of their savings.
They are financially insecure but they have passports galore!

But note that this group has the most non-whites.

Lets look at these items.

1) They are financially insecure so they blame businesses, saying that they are making too much profit. Apparently they don't think that if businesses are making so much profit, they should, you know, start one!

2) The economic system is for the powerful: But lets not try to become powerful.

3) The country needs to do more to "give" equal rights to blacks: What rights? Oh. Right.

4)Poor people have hard lives because the government doesn't give them enough benefits: Of course, it's ALWAYS the government's fault.

5) Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents: Wait. Not because of government benefits? Not because of the economic system that favors the powerful? You mean they WORKED? If that's the case then why... 6) Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people: But...but...but....

I'm going to stop here but this group is so overwhelmingly negative and externalizing fault it's sad. If you are in this group you really need to check yourself.

"Solid Liberal" Contradictions

So the appendix of the people survey describes the different groups in the survey. For "Solid Liberal" we have in part:
Who they are: The most highly educated of the typology groups, 57% are college graduates and nearly three-in-ten (29%) have a graduate degree. Non-Hispanic whites make up the vast majority of this group (73%), and the group is more female than male (59% to 41%). Solid Liberals are financially satisfied and among the most likely to live in urban areas.
What does this group of 73% white males believe?

Oh. This same group that said that hard work and determination doesn't lead to success for most people thinks that immigrants are a plus for America because....wait for it...their hard work and determination.

These people are the "highest educated" of the surveyed groups.


Invest in Future vs. Invest in Travel

Another interesting item in the people survey is what conservatives and liberals do with their money. Have you noticed that a lot of the advertisement from Google, Apple and other tech companies with left affiliations feature travel and/or "exotic" places? Well the graphic below will explain:

It's very clear that conservatives place a higher value on preparing for the future and being self sufficient whereas liberals want to fly around the world. Remember that the group with the passports wishes to tax the people who have invested in homes and future income to pay for people who don't think hard work and determination can lead to success.

Of course the passport holding group is likely to look down their noses at the non holders as people who are unsophisticated and not knowledgeable about the world.

Security Vs. Liberty

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin Whether one thinks this is about taxation or not the sentiment is generally clear. In the context of the people survey we'll make it about conservatism:

How is it that so many people calling themselves conservatives are willing to toss privacy and freedoms? Exactly what is it they are conserving?

Liberals: Blacks Are Perpetual Victims

Continuing with the survey we find the following:

The vast majority of liberals/Democrats believe that discrimination is the primary reason 'many blacks can't get ahead".

Question: "Get ahead of what?"
Question: Who are these "many"?
Question: These blacks who are not getting ahead, what do they do?

Remember, these same liberals believe that hard work and determination cannot lead to success for most people. So having taken "hard work and determination" off the table for black success, they leave the discrimination boogey man in the room as the explain all. And the vast majority of us blacks who have "gotten ahead" in whatever capacity? Oh never mind us. We don't count. Fluke theory, remember?

What Rights?

Continuing with the people survey we have this on "equal rights":

I would have liked to have seen a follow up question for those who say "more needs to be done to give blacks equal rights": What rights do [citizen] blacks not have that the rest of the citizens do?

This is the one question that I never see asked when a talking head appears to talk about "equality". We can start at constitutional rights and move on from there. I hold that the problems facing black people today are not one of "rights" at all. I hold that the arguments and conflicts in the US today are about government privileges, privilege status and privileged legislation.

Interesting Questions in Political Survey

So there is a report at It's lengthy so put aside some time if you plan on reading it all. One point jumped out at me as an interesting question:

How do so many liberals think that hard work and determination doesn't lead to success for most people?

I could understand if the statement lacked the "most people" part. Indeed if the "most people" part were missing, then 100% percent of people surveyed should have said that hard work and determination doesn't guarantee a damn thing. But for most people, you get the results of your work.

And being "busy" doesn't mean one is working hard. There are a lot of people who are busy doing bullshit. Secondly there are a lot of people doing "hard work" at things that aren't profitable. But neither of these things are implied in the statement. It's pretty scary that the people who hold a lot of power in the educational system (that would be Democrats) hold the idea that hard work and determination will not likely lead to some level of success.

It is therefore unsurprising that the next question shakes out how it does:

Clearly if Liberals think that people have no real agency in determining their success in life they would think that an outside agent, the government must do something, anything, regardless of cost. This should be of great concern to any and every middle class citizen who has gotten where they are because they worked hard. Not only do Democrats in general think that such middle class success was a fluke but that you should be taxed more to prop up those who Democrats teach should see themselves as lacking agency to get ahead.

Also in line with this thinking is Liberal/Democrat ideas on taxes:

Clearly if your "hard work and determination" was a fluke then you don't deserve to keep your earnings. Similarly, if your business is a success because of your "hard work and determination" which also was a fluke, your business should be taxed more to support those who don't believe hard work and determination will get them anywhere.