Ben Carson, racists get justice & more @ WTF 3/8

Has Ben Carson forgot what it is to be Black in America? Or how and why most Black people were even in America?

And, yes there is real justice for racists… sometimes…

Here and now in WTF…

Who’s sorry now?

Two racists assholes cried their little eyeballs out when they got hit with significant prison time after being convicted on charges of committing racially motivated and terroristic threatening and harassment, aggravated assault and for violating a State of Georgia street gang terrorism law. One of the pukes got a total of 20 years, with 13 of them to come in prison and the other puke got a total of 15 years with 6 to be served in prison.

The charges were a result of two being a part of a mob of Confederate flag supporters called “Respect the Flag” who for two days in the summer of 2015 rode around various Atlanta suburbs terrorizing and threatening black families with firearms and racial epithets. At one point… and this appears to be the incident for which the charges were specifically brought against these two and others who participated in the heinous assault… the gang of white racists went to a black child’s birthday party and threatened to kill the people at the party. The two pukes who got the most severe time were said to confront the partygoers with a loaded shotgun and yelled threats that included “We’ll blow the heads off all the little bitches and the little niggers can get one, to.” and “We’ll kill all the little niggers.”

At the sentencing hearing one of the convicted, who is a mother herself, said “That is not me. That is not him. I would never walk up to you and say those words to you. And I am so sorry that happened to you.”

Of course, not…

Hyesha Bryant clutched her chest and told the couple she forgave them and a grandmother asks, “Why you crying now?”

At least not if she were alone, she wouldn’t… or… if… she were unarmed.

After the sentencing, the birthday child’s grandma was interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and said, “When that gun was loaded, did you think about your children then? So, why you crying now?”

Wanna know why? Wanna know why the tears fell? Because they were scared their white asses were gonna be tossed into prison… they were scared that they would not see freedom again before a fair amount of years went by… they were scared that they had crossed the line and now were alone and facing a very unknown and unsecured future… they were scared that they got caught and now were being severely punished.

But ultimately… they were ascared for their sorry asses and could care less about what they did or who they harmed. The tears fell because they were scared their selfish racist butts were gonna have to do the time for the crime.

All because they decided to go around waving some rag of a lost sad part of our country’s past and being a part of a big bad racist gang who thought it would be cool to be telling black folks… which included many very young children… that they needed to be fucking murdered.

You say you want a revolution?

Recently, a friend said to me that he was thinking about all the changes that needed to be made in America and concluded that even if everything came to pass that progressives and socialists wanted for America… to be a kinder, gentler place for the poor and the working class… he feared the new so-called leaders who assumed power would just fall prey to exactly what the powers that be now had always fallen prey to… that power itself corrupts… and, then asked what would be different.

I said… nothing. You are right. If, the system that we are presently enmeshed within is not totally and radically changed… if it does not go through a thorough evolutionary and revolutionary change… then ultimately… not a fucking damn thing will change except the façade that is presented to we the people.

What needs to happen is that an extremely radical change in how we allow ourselves to be governed… how we empower our so-called leaders… must occur.  How we do business and how we disseminate goods and services needs to radically change and how we think… perceive… of reality itself needs to undergo a radical change…

For any real and truly effective change to be actualized in any system… the process needs to always be ongoing… to never stop.

Simply… to be effective… all change must be revolutionary in its evolution and all evolution must be revolutionary. It must always be in a constant state of flux… if it stalls… or even stutters than we will fall prey to ourselves and our worst incantations. Real change takes a lot of damn hard work and self-examination and discipline.

Once more… for true effective change to occur in our society…  we must be revolutionary in our evolutionary stages and our evolutionary stages must be fraught with constant self-examining revolution.

Just my opinion…

But, unless we like spinning our wheels in the same old rut as we watch the world go spinning around, we best get onto the hard work of changing shit now.

And that starts with us refusing to be political chumps. It starts with un-electing our present-day morons and electing others who are pledged to bringing about real effective change…

If, they don’t perform then out come the pitchforks one more time until we damn well get it right.

No one ever said it was gonna be easy but the process itself? It be very damn simplistic. Hard work… discipline… and some severe self-awareness and self-examination.

Coming to America?

According Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson Black people first came to this country as immigrants looking for a better life…

In his own words… “That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great grandsons, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

He later tried to clarify his words when he went on Sirius XM’s “Urban View” and said told the host of the program, “I think people need to actually look up the word ‘immigrant.’ Whether you are voluntary or involuntary, if you come from outside to the inside, you’re an immigrant. Whether you’re legal or you’re illegal, you come from the outside to the inside, you’re an immigrant. Slaves came here as involuntary immigrants, but they still had the strength to hold on.”

Now, before I continue let me say a few things… you go to almost any dictionary and look up immigrant and it says something like this, “… a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.”

And… if, you go to the old standby reference source these days… Wikipedia… it also says this… “Immigration is the international movement of people into (another) country of which they are not natives… in order to settle or reside there.” And… “When people cross national borders during their migration, they are called migrants or immigrants.”

Let’s cut to the chase right her and now… in no way were the Black people who came to the new world… what is now called North America… and primarily what is now America… people who were migrating or coming to live … not by choice anyway. They were ripped from their families and forced into servitude… slavery. I won’t argue who did the initial forcing into slavery because frankly that’s not germane to the conversation… the fact was white folks took Black folks from the continent of Africa and forced them in chains and under severe and mostly inhumane conditions to travel across an ocean so they could be sold to other white folk as cheap labor… similar as if they were a horse or oxen. They were not migrating anywhere… they were not seeking to live in another country at all. If, they had their preference, I would guess that they would have preferred to remain in Africa… from whatever village they came from and continued on living whatever life they had had; with whatever family they had had.

SO… first things first…

The definition in all the damn dictionaries in the world need to change their definition of what a damn immigrant is post haste. Yesterday in fact.

Second… As for the nonsense that someone can be an involuntary immigrant? That is fucking hogwash.

One more thing… all of us… except for Native Americans… came to this country because of people who emigrated from another country. We have a certain ethnicity… a certain heritage or background and connection to some other country. We see ourselves as being Polish, or Italian, or Irish or German or Russian or Chinese or Turkish or whatever we identify with… a societal ethnic and cultural background.

The Black people who were torn from their families way back when… what identity do they have? What could they pass down to their children… grandchildren… great grandchildren… great, great grandchildren?  They have no knowledge from whence they came. They have no true ethnicity with which to identify except to say that they only initially came from Africa. Not as immigrants but as slaves. Owned property.

It is a big reason why we call Black people black and not Nigerian or Chadian or any other country identifier. White people stole their identity from the get go.

Of course, there is another opinion to consider…

“OK!! Ben Carson….I can’t! Immigrants? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom

That’s was a tweet from Samuel L. Jackson.

A little raw but exceedingly to the point.

Remember… this Carson mutt is the same jackass who once said that the Affordable Care Act was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.”

To be fair… yes, it was about control… control of the health industry from raping we the people of our hard-earned cash so that we can even try to live in fair to decent health without owing our souls to the company store.

Wanna know something else?

Ben Carson is the token house black person in the Trumpty Dumpty presidency. He is the Sammy Davis Jr.  in the present regime’s rat pack White House.

The thorny path…

Many people are curious about why Trumpty Dumpty keeps on sending out tweets and other news flashes of alternative facts from his ivory tower. They wonder why he frankly keeps making such absurd statements… most of we the people who have the capacity for common sense do anyway.

The answer is simplicity itself.

We are all being bamboozled and bedazzled and simply distracted by his pompous and bullshit percolations of his viscous grey matter while the following bills are being proposed and pushed through Congress…

HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency

HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education

HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education

HR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife

HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act

HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood

HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions)

HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill

HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”)

It’s the old side show magician carny bullshit act… nothing over here… oh, wait! What’s this? Then… Bam! And, it’s all over but the shouting as we the people get walked down the thorny path of our own demise.

Trump is the perfect foil for the .00001%

The time to be alert… aware… and… ever vigilant… is now.

Standing Rock revisited…

Remember the Standing Rock protest? Remember those Native Americans… and their allies from all walks of life… who stood against an oil pipeline coming through their sacred lands. A pipeline that if it ever sprung a leak would likely poison their drinking water as well as all the nearby environs? Not only of their environs but he environs of every man, woman and child regardless of ethnicity, color or class.

Remember…

Then know this… the protest is still taking place…  now, mostly through the court system.

Ever wonder what the hell it was always all about? I mean besides untold profits for wealthy mutherfuckers?

Racism. Right. Fucking racism. And… classism.

How the fuck is that?

A confidential memo that compared the original proposed route that was slightly north of Bismarck north of Bismarck and the final route slightly upstream from the Standing Rock reservation was sent by Dakota Access LLC employees to senior officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The memo that suddenly was made available and then came to light through court records said that the original path near Bismarck would have a “more direct and more disproportionate” impacts towards minorities. Understand that the communities that surround Bismarck are 96% percent white and only 2% of the people living there are below the poverty line.

And, understand that the pipeline project which will run just over a half-mile upstream of the reservation under Lake Oahe I being built in an area where 75% of its population is Native American and 40% of the 8,200 people live in poverty.

The memo states specifically and categorically that the “route does not disproportionately affect low-income or impoverished populations.”

And… it is this memo… an 11-page document… that is now at the heart of the issues in ongoing lawsuits and demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline.

According to Jan Hasselman, an attorney with the environmental law firm Earthjustice, “They’ve gerrymandered the things they are comparing in the analysis to reach an absurd result, which is that the selection of the Oahe crossing instead of the Bismarck route doesn’t have environmental justice implications.”

Without going into a entire bunch of statistical and geographical data this is what the people who wanted the pipeline to go through lands that were inhabited by Native Americans rather than lands that were inhabited by about 90% white people did… They put the pipeline 0.55 miles upstream of one of the poorest communities in America and one that is overwhelmingly Native American… aka a minority… and then say that there is nothing within 0.5 miles that we need to worry about.

Hasselman says, “There is nothing to say that this is standard procedure and is acceptable in the literature, methodology and design. And, even if it were the case, common sense would say look 80 yards down the road, there is a community that would be your prototype environmental justice community, a reservation.”

Simply put, Dakota Access said it rejected the Bismarck route for a number of reasons… among them being… too many road wetland crossings, the pipeline would need to be longer and thereby costlier to build and would be too close to the wellheads which provide Bismarck’s drinking water supply.

The environmental justice finding reinforced the Dakota Access conclusion…

Ah… but here’s the rub… the memo says other considerations were involved… but it was only supposed to be considered “supplemental information” that could be referenced as a “confidential addendum.”

In other words, the SOBs building the pipeline purposefully put it through lands that would be the most impacted during the building of the pipeline as well as if the worst scenario would ever occur and who would be hard put to ever recover from that worst scenario’s occurrence. Not that a oil pipeline catastrophe anywhere, in any community, effecting any drinking water or environment would be a good situation but they willfully lied in testimony to federal agencies.. including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers… so that predominately white communities would not be effected while a minority community was directly and drastically effected who had little to resources to object.

Racism and classism. As well as a continuation of the racist attitudes and actions of the US government and business community against the indigenous peoples of North America.

Just so ya’ll know…

Mainstream media won’t tell ya’ll,  so I will…

Standing Rock does not stand alone.. there are many other protests currently ongoing…

Humor…

Sometimes ya just need a chuckle so I offer this… it made me chuckle…

Another thousand words…

This week’s gratuitous pictures…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devon Windsor (23) is an American model…

 

 

 

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  1. Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith (the same document from which you got your Jefferson quote):

    … the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
    blood of patriots & tyrants… it is it’s natural manure.

    Was Jefferson more revolutionary than Marx?

  2. https://youtu.be/1UshvpWTfWo

    OBAMA: “And perhaps, like some of you, these new arrivals might have had some moments of doubt, wondering if they had made a mistake in leaving everything and everyone they ever knew behind…So life in America was not always easy. It wasn’t always easy for new immigrants. Certainly it wasn’t easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily, and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves.

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