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Category: Racism (Page 1 of 13)

Sputnik. AYFKM?

I just read a story in The Atlantic, and I had to check that it was published today, and not last Saturday.

This guy, named Lee Stranahan,

…is launching a radio show on a Russian network called Sputnik.

“I’m on the Russian payroll now, when you work at Sputnik you’re being paid by the Russians. That’s what it is. I don’t have any qualms about it. Nothing about it really affects my position on stuff that I’ve had for years now.”

And I bet you can’t guess where his previous gig was!  Oh, wait, you guessed Breitbart.  Well done, you.

You know, I get it that this country is mightily racist, bigoted and backward.  But I also know we have the Russians to thank for getting all the assholes point in the same direction.

Still.  Seriously.  Sputnik?  If they were trying to dodge the inevitable parody by pre-empting it, it worked.

Mike Pence, Nasty POS

Mike Pence is the grandson of an immigrant, but he is willing to participate in the demonization, the scapegoating and the persecution of immigrants.  Now that he’s here safely, mind you.

Of course, his grandpa was white, which helps.  A lot.

Republicans to anyone not privileged: “I got mine, fuck you!”


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?



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?


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