Saturday, May 15, 2021

I Almost Went Swimming in that Shit.

 So McWhorter is getting more on my nerves.  Not only is he everywhere lately.  But I have seen his toxic, viral effect on the conversation.  Others are repeating his vacuous theory that current anti racism is a religion.  He will never see this I bet.  But more than anything else, I want to say to him,"Professor.  Do you know how to tell if you have been spreading sophistry? When a bunch of Republican racists like what you have been saying, you likely have been spewing sophistry."


I don't really want to pick on him.  But I think he is playing into the hands of the The Great White Hope.  The racists who are going to die on the hill of white supremacy, if necessary.


Oh the other thing I really want to say to him. "You aren't helping anyone. At least no one who both needs and deserves it."


I still think I could have a civil conversation with him some day.  Again.  I am not playing the troll and bait game here.  But I agree with his self description of being a cranky Democrat.  The last thing we need is another crank.  Cranks don't get shit done.  They just increase the noise level.  Which is something we should not increase, particularly 



if one is basically doing nothing more valid than trying to out crank another group of cranky people.


Just an observation.   Feel free to carry on my wayward son.



Oh.  I almost posted on some article by him.  That is what I meant by almost swam in that shit.  I really have no interest in debating shit on line.  That is why I like FB.  Not much push back.  People get offended, cut you off their their friend's list.  Very simple!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

While I Am On The Subject

 Re phrasing an idea I have expressed before.  Since I wholly believe the real question is how can any country in the Americas not be racist?  It makes sense that the burden should be on those fools who insist The USA (or any other country in the Americas,) isn't to prove it.


We all know that race based slavery used to be legal, and the rest of the institutions of society supported that racist bullshit.  And we know that freeing the slaves did not instantly end the racist bullshit.  So?  Show us.  Tell us. Exactly when did The USA stopped being racist?


Don't try to bullshit me by saying it ended when some law was passed, or SCOTUS ruling came out, or when some brown skinned man got elected POTUS.  None of that is proof of the assertion.


I repeat.  Exactly when did racism end in America.?  I want a date I can Google, and verify with multiple primary authorities.

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I Think John McWhorter is a Smart Feller, But . . .

 As a lawyer who can't abide sophistry, or non linear argument, he vexes me.  Case in point is the essay on Substack, where he wastes a lot of space arguing that we should get rid of the phrase "systemic racism." Because reasons.  None of them useful.  Getting rid of the phrase is in my mind comparable to the mayor and police chief of a city getting into a discussion about the proper name of some dinosaur attacking the city, instead of devising a plan to fight the creature.


But I believe that systemic racism is a toxic feature of American life. And should be dealt with as a threat to public health and well being.  But hey.  This is not me playing on with the charade, as former posts here by me show, I have been talking about getting rid of the last vestiges of white supremacy for years and years.


So I banged out a reply, not only on that essay in question, but generally on his output on that cluster of issues.  And I say it that way because, blur.  He was on Real Time this past week, and I caught the vid on YouTube.  So blur.  Here is what I almost posted to his comment section under the essay.  But I didn't because I did not want to deal with checking for other's comments, and deciding whether they were worth a response.  I did message boards for years.  That shit is tiresome to me.  So here goes my reply:


As a threshold matter, I want to be as brief as possible, as I believe we need less words, less chatter. Anyone who believes more speech is going to be the solution, just isn't paying attention.

The problem with the professor's argument is not so much the components, but the false choice. He seems to be attached to the idea of black people doing more for themselves. Fine. But people can believe that, and at the same time believe American society is still far too racist, and we need to work at eliminating every last vestige of white supremacy. It's not an either or proposition.

And one last thing. People just need to stop making generalizations about black and brown folk. That is how this toxic, racist garbage started, back in 1619.



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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Even More Shit I Can't Put on Facebook.

 

So one of my few Republican friends posted an image from this movie as his new profile pic.  And to be cheeky I posted that I always saw that movie as a Neo Marxist indictment of capitalism, in response to his oddly accurate for the wrong reason observation, it was alagorical.


Before I posted my remark, I checked.  The director, John Carpenter meant for it to be an indictment of Reagan era capitalism.


So there!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

She Still Has an Affection for, or at least Pimps for, Fucking Morons.

 

So. That blogger  Ann Althouse.   Who dumped her comment section for various reasons. She said she got tired of doing clean up.  She was Queen Bee of a racist hive of racist, Republican right wing, nut job,  scum and villainy.  Although I am not sure how much she minded the racists. as for years and years she let them post obviously racist shit, and well.  What does that mean to you?


Anyway.  She quickly instituted this fucked up system (if you really hate moderating) where peeps are free to email their moronic comments to her, and if she wills it, may publish them.  There I go, telegraphing.  So.  Even if this new system has cut way the fuck down on her promoting racist, ignorant  bullshit.  She still is posting fucked up bullshit, idiotic shit.

Now  I want to be sort of fair.  Peeps got their tastes. But my tastes say she has an affection for fucking moronic ideas, or fucking morons.  Some of the, attractive to her, observations  she has been posting, to my mind, are no more cogent than the fevered dreams of a malaria patient, who is also on meth. And has a delusional disorder.

But I grade hard.  Just yesterday  I cut off a chat topic with a friend of mine who was insisting on me validating  an "a lot of people" form of argument.  And I at least twice tried to get her to see reason and downgrade that observation to "some people."  So yeah.  I grade hard. 

Like I said to my friend.   I prefer data.

Anyway, life goes on no matter who was wrong or right.




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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Not that surprised a fellow lawyer I know

 Is being held on a warrant for a murder rap.  And it is not even that it is a female lawyer.  There is this one piece of evil business I got too close too in law school.  And I finally, too late figured out she was borderline psychotic.  I would not be surprised if she went into the system on a homicide charge.


But the woman I learned is facing a murder rap?  Totally surprised.  Even if last time I saw her she informed me she was dealing with some drama.


This is a whole different level of drama.


Cut to my theory of her case. Based on the allegation they can tie her to the place where the body was found?  And that the other two alleged perps are family, one younger male and other a slightly  older female?


My guess is she did not do the deed, but helped hide the body.  And they did a bad job of it.  I wish her luck.  Damn.  This is a serious crime with serious time.  I don't expect to see her ever again.  Not unless I find myself in TX and go pay her a visit at the clink.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

It's a More Important Idea to White Supremacist Republicans.

 From an article about CRT. Love the brutal simplicity of this definition of race.



If race, were a disease, we CRT campers just want the fucking cure, actually.

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Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Follow Up. She was getting tired of the Fuckbois?

 And I mean the crew of right wing nut agitators/squatters who she finally criticized for setting up shop on her blog.  I started reading the insane thread there, that merely started off as a poll.  But the reaction and comments by some of the fuckbois  led her to decide, to kill the standard, real time comment section.  

So she says.


She seems to have finally got around to my view of life, particularly from my POV as a black liberal in America, who is exhausted by all these ignorant fuckbois, trolls, and other entitled racist trash:

"People are just not respectful enough of my time, and it's just plain depressing."


I only got so deep in the thread.  So far.  And much as I do when I read a pleading or opinion from a case for myself?  I am looking for the shit that actually matters.  Here (there?)  it is where she speaks up to/with the commenters, be they semi reasonable, or from among the deplorable, ignorant fuckbois, trolls, and other self entitled racist trash there.

This story reminds me about the story of that last political message board I used to post on,  But that story is the reverse.  It was a perfectly revolting hive of scum, and villainy, and disrespect, when I started there. And I admit, I am one of the O.G.  original political message board trolls.  I go way way back with that shit.  I was well enough comfortable there being an asshole with all the other assholes.  Now the original owners called it quits, and eventually one of the lady members took it over tried to clean it up.  So she basically killed the board by changing it.  People would go there to specifically shit all over the place because it was known as a shitty place.  It was the virtual version of a squalid gang bar.  And her attempts to convert the place to her house, with her rules  seriously backfired.  Because the draw was the lack of rules, and manners, and oftentimes respect.

Now Althouse is kinda tired of her blog being treated like a shitty gang bar.  I can respect that.  Granted, it took her 17 year to get it.  But she got it.  It always was her house.  It still is her house.  So to the dick weasels who are unhappy about being shut down?  Fuck you, grow up, get a real hobby!  Entitled fuckbois are the worst of scum!  Stop whining, ya babies!

As for me. I am going to have to find someone else to monitor.  John McWhorter perhaps?  I could actually have a real conversation with that brother from another planet. But he doesn't blog,  And I haven't posted a comment over on bloggingheads for years.  I outgrew that shit years ago. And rarely did, to be honest, actually. 

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