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Random musings on whatever subject strikes my fancy that day.

Category: Racism (Page 2 of 26)

#WhileBlack

In a racist nation, is it possible to live while black (LWB)?

Racists have decided that the way to express their hatred of black and brown people is to call the police.  For every damn thing.  Who knows, maybe they get lucky and a racist cop shoots one?

So the police get called if black or brown people are having a cookout.  Or napping in the lobby of their dormSmoking a cigaretteGoing homeBeing at home.

The dreary list goes on.

The world is not white.  White people are just now starting to realize that.  They are also realizing that they are not going to be able to change it exercising arbitrary amounts of power.  They are scared, and scared people strike out in many ways.  Calling the police, when you know in your heart that it’s a racist act, invoking a racist institution* to take action against a member of another race, is the act of a desperately frightened person.

* – don’t take my word for it, look it up.

Slime-Pit of Racism

This is Amerikkka now.  Something sounds Hispanic?  That is literally a reason to call the police, to have them respond with deadly force.  Hell, I don’t know why they didn’t send SWAT.

You think these reports are isolated incidents?  These reports are just now becoming OK to make!  People are not thinking they have to just accept this anymore, so it’s getting publicized.

That’s progress but it’s up against human garbage like (many residents of) Kingman, AZ

(check out Who Is America? by Sacha Baron Cohen.  Disgusting… and brilliant!) 

UPDATED: Kingman respondsPumpkin would be so proud.

 

Please Use the N-Word

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/12/1779842/-Cartoon-Civility-please-Kindly-refrain-from-using-the-n-word

Ruben Bolling at DailyKos

Nazis, or as Pumpkin has called them, “very fine people.”  On the other hand, the 1933-45 German version probably did indeed have Germany’s interests at heart, even while going about it very badly from every point of view.  They were certainly not trying to sell it out to Russia or any other foreign power.

Rick Wilson (no friend of Pumpkin, to be sure), says in this Newsweek piece that the cruelty of the “zero tolerance” immigration edicts and stripping babies from their mothers plays well on TV, revving up their base of shitty, shitty people.

And their core supporters want anybody who’s darker than a latte deported. They’re not happy about immigration of any kind. They don’t believe in the asylum process. They want to take and separate these families as a matter of deterrence and as a sort of theater of cruelty. I think it really doesn’t speak well to their moral standing.

Everyone darker than a latte!  What do you want to bet that will also mean Jews and LGBTQ+ people before this is over?

That last sentence, by the way, is Wilson’s entry in the Understatement Olympics.

 

Do U?

CNN and everyone else near her with a camera found this yesterday when Melania made her “surprise visit” to the concentration camps where brown children are being stockpiled.

Left: FLOTUS. Right: Zara catalog shot just so you know what you’re getting

Now, I can think of a few explanations for this woman who typically wears $1,500 – $51,500 garments in all public appearances showing up in that particular $39 Zara jacket to visit Texas in June (where yesterday it was 84F).

But all of them boil down to, “F* all y’all, we’re getting away with this and more.”

Concentration Camps

My brother voted for this.

Kids being stripped from their parents and put in camps.

He once joked to me that he would not buy a Mercedes because, and I quote, he “could not own a car where he might be related to the seat-covers.”  Haha.  Many of us have family members who just as inexplicably supported this fascist.

NB: not even Hitler got from taking power to camps in under 18 months.

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