Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Category: Racism (Page 1 of 12)

A Mildly Complaining Story

I was preparing my lunch at the office when someone wandered into the kitchenette and said something that just pegged the racist-o-meter.

Once I got away from this character, I just wanted a mental frais-palate.  So I found this on the YouTubes:

And still, there was no escape.  The bro at 2:20 who needed to remind his adult daughters that they are his property just blew me away.

I had chosen not to fight with my office racist because I feel I need to reserve that energy for arenas where it can actually help people I care about and who are vulnerable.

Then, I was looking for a recharge and instead I got a slap from a slat of the manbox.  I guess some days are like that.

Headline Enhancer

One amusing verbal game we play is, we read the fortunes in fortune cookies, which are very lame these days, but we improve them greatly by adding the words, “in bed.”  For example, consider, “Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.”  Or consider, “Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid in bed.”  See what I mean?

Now consider the worms that have been crawling out from under rocks since Nov 9.  I think we have another game we can play:  To the beginning of many headlines you can see now, prefix the words, “Emboldened by Trump”.  Consider,

Germany’s Extreme Right Challenges Guilt Over Nazi Past  in which German’s political and philosophical heirs of Der Fuhrer argue for letting bygones be bygones about murder by the tens of millions.

Conn. politician said he no longer has to be ‘politically correct,’ pinched woman’s groin in which an aging dudebro insists he’s just kidding around when he follows Der Trumpenfuhrer’s directive to “grab them by the p*ssy”.  And by the way, he has never had to be “politically correct” which is more or less a meaningless term, but he should have learned in kindergarten to “treat people with respect.”  Which is what he can’t be bothered to do.

Neo-Nazis Are Planning an Armed March Against Jews in Richard Spencer’s Hometown: That looks like fun.  I wonder if the inaugural festivities this weekend will also include a Kristallnacht?

 

Disgusting

This is Martin Luther King III, earlier today.

source: Getty Images

Does he think that being photographed with Pumpkin is going to stem the tide of racism that this putz has ridden in on?

The best reaction he can hope for is pity.

What’s the Big Deal?

Russians hacked our election process with fake news and with (probably) altering results of a few key states.  And now Trump supporters what to know, So what?  The Times quotes one idiot Trump supporter, “If that’s what it took, I’m glad they did it.”  This fine gentleman is pictured in the article sitting next to a pickup truck loaded with firewood.  I’d bet he has a degree in that.

They hate the government so much that they welcome Putin’s assistance in destroying it. The, um, low-information voter has been taught, since the days of Reagan, that government benefits only enrich the less deserving.  You know, the n***ers, the sp*cs and the f***ots.  (Welfare queens, anyone?)  Never the “hard-working”, which of course means whites.

So the real goal should be to shred and discard all of it.  Even if it hurts them too.  It’s literally worth it, for the spite.  And if you look at Trump’s cabinet picks, every one of them has made a career of despising the department they are set to run.  Into the ground.

Since the wealthy whites will benefit or at worst not be harmed, and the low-information voters who came along for the ride can easily be duped into not caring, the Nazis Trumpists think this will all go just fine.

Will it?

Who Thinks…

Klan March, DC, 1925

Ku Klux Klan March, Washington DC, 1925

…that this (or something very much like it) will happen again before the next Winter Olympics?

The Atlantic today tells of this Klan march that took place in DC in 1925.  Middle-class people flocked to the KKK in the 1920s for its message of wholesome, small town values.

They came for the American Values and they stayed for the racism….

Sound familiar?

 

Too Bad!

Daily Kos is getting some heat over this headline:

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Well, I say, it’s time to call idiocy what it is.  The fuckwits who are drawing swastikas on schools richly deserve every reaming they are about to get from this basket of deplorables going to Washington to instantiate the 4th Reich.

The problem is, the majority who did NOT vote for Nazis… are getting Nazis anyway.  I wish most fondly that it were possible to separate the two parts and leave the ones who wanted this in line to get it all by themselves.

The next four years will be spent trying to help those hurt by the evil horde at the gates.  As far as possible I will try to make sure whatever I do to help does not assist any of those who brought it on us all.

If that makes me a bad person, I am beyond caring.

 

First….

With every day we move closer to inaugurating our own peculiarly American version of Adolf Hitler.  He may be focusing on Muslims before Jews but is otherwise not different in any very important ways.  So we may as well start thinking hard about how we survive the coming regime of evil, and how we help defend those more vulnerable.

We have all seen this, by Martin Niemöller:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me

This time around the order will be different.  But the sin of omission in Niemöller’s piece cannot be ours.  We all have some level of privilege by virtue of not being in one or more of the targeted groups.  This is what it’s for.

So I was tickled pink to see that this happened

Muslim shopper wearing a hijab harassed by woman at grocery

A woman wearing a Make America Great Again Yankees hat started in on a Muslim woman in an Albuquerque supermarket:

“You’re a terrorist. Get out of here,” the woman, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses, screamed at a female shopper wearing a hijab, a head covering worn by some Muslim women.

And then… and then… the staff and other customers rallied around the innocent Muslim shopper.  Screened her from the screeching xenophobe, accompanied her to the car, and got her safely off to home.  Police were called to deal with the wannabe Brown Shirt, but she had fled.

Kudos to all of them, and keep it up!  It’s going to be a long four years.

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