Kahomono - It Means Lucky

Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Category: Racism (Page 1 of 14)

When the Right Wing Loves Birth Control!

A White County (you can’t make this sh* up!) Tenn. judge has told county jail inmates that they can get 30 days knocked off their hitch if they accept “voluntary” sterilization.   Vasectomies for the men, something akin to Norplant for the women.

So of course the “pro-life” ninnies went berserk.  Oh… wait.  No they didn’t.  Turns out they’re all hypocrites, who knew?

Once again, it’s OK if you’re a Republican Nazi.

via WaPo

Respect Bigots!

“I don’t appreciate it when you call people ‘bigoted’ or ‘prejudiced.’ I expect more respectful language from you.”

— From “Upset” via “Ask Amy,” 24 June 2017

I get that a lot.  And I also read a few advice columns; now you know.

One of my favorites is The Bad Advisor,  who takes already-published-and-answered questions and answers them again.  But this time, with a bit less of a filter than the original columnists applied.  Do you kinda know where this is going?  Their response to the broflake above is now one of my all-time favorites:

It is the height of disrespect to use words to describe things, and no apology can adequately repair the damage these terms cause to the delicate and important feelings of people who believe others are subhuman piles of garbage bones who should be oppressed and abused on both an interpersonal and systemic level because they failed to have the good sense to be born white, heterosexual, cisgender, English-speaking, able-bodied, male, and American, like all the strong and great members of a master race whose very existence is threatened by the use of adjectives.

Now then.  To every Trump voter, religious bigot, racist, homophobe, transphobe and sexist out there: since no apology can adequately repair the damage caused by the nouns and adjectives I have used in the past and will continue to use…

… I offer none.

 

Southern Baptists

Southern Baptists are just racists, plain and simple.  What’s amazing now is, just how emboldened they are by the Pumpkin to stand up for that position.

Richard Spencer was pleased.

What a country.

 

Carefully

You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught

You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear
You’ve got to be taught
From year to Year
It’s got to be drummed
in your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught
To be Afraid
Of people whose eyes
are oddly made
And people whose skin
Is a different shade
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught
Before it’s too late
Before you are 6 or 7 or 8
To hate all the people
your relatives hate
You’ve got to be carefully taught

–Rodgers & Hammerstein

Photo: We aren't hateful by nature. We learn hatred.

We are doing a very good job of some things, in this country.

 

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

And why America has exactly the President it deserves.

If education is the deadly enemy of racism and bigotry, well, now you know why the country is precisely racist and bigoted enough to elect President Pumpkin and his covfefe-drinking gang of villains.

 

Seuss Had a Cure for Trumpism

Same Shit Different Decade

Yes THAT Seuss.  Cat in the Hat and Horton Hears a Who Seuss.  He was all-in for anti-fascism in the 1930’s and 40’s.  He’d be all in today.

Monument Avenue

New Orleans has removed its monuments to the 19th century criminals whose crowning achievement was killing their non-criminal countrymen, in support of their Treason in Defense of Slavery (TiDoS).  In the face of horrible threats from the spiritual heirs of those racist thugs, Mitch Landrieu’s speech on the occasion was a model of eloquence and grace.

It’s way past time for another city to step up and take the traitors down.  Richmond, VA has a boulevard called Monument Avenue.  A finer microcosm of pride in treason and racism, of pretending that TiDoS was something good and noble, you cannot find anywhere.

Jackson

Davis

Lee

 

 

Richmond is where I graduated from high school.  As a white high school student in a school that was named after another apologist for TiDoS, I actually thought, in 1974, that these monuments were beautiful, wonderful things.

At the time, idiot teenager that I was, I did not think about the fact that the city glorified these criminals who literally fought and killed for the right to own 80% of its own citizens as property.  To deny their humanity or any of their rights as humans.

In 1996 they put up a much smaller statue of Arthur Ashe, farther out, not on horseback of course.  Because a black man in their eyes, if he rides a horse, he clearly does not know his place.

I no longer live in Richmond, and I now understand how corrosive were the attitudes I drank in its tap water back then.  I no longer have any real influence there, but I add my voice, for what it’s worth, to the chorus asking Richmond to TAKE THEM DOWN.  I hold little hope for Richmond.  I plan never to return there.  But it would be the removal of a vast stain on our national landscape if these could be removed to the same scrapyard as New Orleans’ were.

 

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