Sunday, July 25, 2021

Anti CRT is just anti Americanism.

It's Partisan Politics! All along. 


I have been saying it for years.  This essay pretty much admits the quiet part out loud.  The so called culture war is just partisan politics.  Don't get bogged down on the bogeyman du jour.  It is all about opposing progressive liberalism.


But this writer admits more than  I ever expected.  They are not merely trying to set the clock back pre  New Deal, or even pre civil war.  This guy has his knife out  for the enlightenment writers.  You heard of them, I hope.  They were the inspiration for the guys who framed the US Constitution, and before that, the Declaration of Independence.


They hate America.  Every part of it other than white guys being in charge of shit. 

Are You Really That Fucking Stupid?


 One of the criticisms of CRT is that it is some how Marxist, or built on Marxist ideas.  As if tearing down the pre existing social and political order and replacing it with something else, in a word, revolution, did not exist before Karl Marx?

The sad part is people who are actually smarter than most people are buying into that mendacious argument.  

Estunade!


My choice of picture is to show revolution has a history going back thousands of years.  The Ancient Nubians revolted against the Ancient Egyptians.



Saturday, July 24, 2021

The First Rule. Don't Aid or Abet The White Supramacists!

 


While the thought is in my head.  Wokeness?  Wokeness does not exist as a thing in progressive, liberal though.  However it seems to be a catch all rhetorical cudgel that right wingers have taken to using as a default weapon against any ideas, politics, and or cultural element they don't like. It is often, but not exclusively used by the anti anti racists against the actual anti racists, and any proposal or program who's intent is to diminish and eventually eliminate white supremacy.  And I sort of repeat myself in saying there is nothing new about well meaning folk working to eliminate white supremacy. That not only dates as far back as the beginnings of the CRT school, but the beginnings of the American Civil Rights Movement.  And even before that, back to 1619, when the first small boat load of African's sold as slaves arrived in Virginia.  But according to my Cape Verdean ancestors, back to the mid 15th century, when Pre Imperial Portugal started enslaving Africans.  

The frequent and oppressive (as noise at least)  use of the term wokeness, and it's variants, by right ring white supremacists as a criticism of liberal, progressive politics and culture is easy to understand as a socio-political tactic.  They have always done that shit.   They  have been using bullshit as defined by Professor Harry Frankfurt, as a tactic since the 19th century.  But what about middle of the road, alleged centrists?  What is their fuck?  What is their excuse?

I doubt he will ever see this.  But the ideas I would love the chance to convey to John McWhorter are as follows:

The First Rule is, don't aid or abet the white supremacists!  If you buy into and/or promulgate the bullshit that wokeness is a thing, never mind some bogeyman threat to society, you are aiding and/or abetting the white supremacists.

Also, don't advance by action or word the toxic concept that mere socio-political differences are to be treated as some bogeyman threat to society, even if the issue isn't the bogus issue of wokeness.  Remember how a few years the right wing white supremacists were all ass sore and cranky over the idea of SJWs?  It's the same technique, and  evil intent.  And give it a couple years.  They will have a new name for the bogeyman that is thoughts and ideas they do not like. (Sometimes shit is that simple,)

And don't be so fucking lazy.  Really.  Don't be so fucking lazy.  If you have problems with the discrete ideas and positions taken  by someone else, criticize those discrete ideas.  Don't play the bullshit game of rolling them and a bunch of other ideas and people under some bullshit category, and  further the bullshit,  rhetorical intellectual failure of effort and fairness of using some Frankenstein mash up of a red herring, straw man, scapegoat all in one.  Bad form speaks loudly!

Lastly, remember.  Most motherfuckers don't read.  There are thousands of fucking assholes out there misrepresenting your views on race because they haven't even listened to enough of your interviews to know you actually have some nuance there. (But honestly, I have this bullshit aversion.  I have to shut shit down a lot.)  So remember before you make an exaggerated point and publish it, fucking remember.  That is all those motherfuckers will ever know.  They are not going to buy your books and understand you are not so much opposed to ending white supremacy, but have your own axes to grind, and shit to complain about.  And unlike me, you are not a member of the CRT school.

I will end there.  I am weary.  I am so fucking weary. I am almost worn out. I need a vacation.  Or to finally take that trip to Cape Verde.  America is not good to me.  It is toxic.  So please.  Don't add to that!


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Cleveland Guardians, not the Cleveland victims of white supramacy.

 I wasn't prepared to go long on this story at first.  But I read the comments to her posting the story on Ann Althouse's blog.  And remember  She curates, approves, selects every bit of racist bullshit comment there.  Nothing gets up there with out her (or her husband) approving it.

Anyway.  As expected, the racists were in full ass sore from some imaginary delusional ass rape mode because?  well, because someone dared live their life and made decisions about it, that they, the delusional, conservative, immature, cry baby does not agree with.  Because  conservatives are so delusional they don't seem to understand.  No fucking body has to live their lives to please some motherfucking idiot, immature, emotionally stunted conservative barnyard animal's cock sucker.

What is the difference between a liberal and a conservative?  Beyond adulthood, and cognition and emotional control?  Regarding this topic specifically, the idea we hold is:

Ya know.  We should end using humans as team mascots.   Let's end that shit.  Overdue!


But in the words of one of the racist shits Althouse published:

"This name won't last. Today it is "respecting the indigenous people groups", but tomorrow it will be "we can't name anything after any people group." So Vikings will fall, and Vandals and Pirates, etc. Will Packers and Brewers be tumbling dominoes? Follow the logic and then we can't have names that evoke privilege or aggression."

As if that would be a bad thing?

Bur her husband added this perfectly conservative, baseless slam:  

"To me they will henceforth be the Cleveland Panty Liners."

Stay classy, Meade.

Trolling people not because they are being assholes, like trolling people who haven't trolled you first, or otherwise being a dick, and or promoting dickish assholery, socially toxic bullshit like publishing  other people's racist shit without at least saying  . . .  Hey!  Look at the racist shit this person said.  Fuck him!  Spurn him!  Despise him!

Na na na na na.  Meade is trolling someone for no better reason than difference of opinion.  

Bad form!


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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Listen to Chauncey, not Professors Loury and McWhorter.

 Article found here.


Anti CRT Movement is the Same Old Racist Shit.


I am reminded of the song from the musical "Hair," about anti black racism. 


There is a spoken line in the song that goes something like:


Watch out.  The Boogeyman is gonna come, and getcha!


Same racist shit.  Slightly different script.



Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Who's Word Will I Take on What Dr. King Meant?

 His daughter, one of the four children mentioned in that famous and famously mis quoted, by omission of context, line from that speech?


Or anyone the fuck else?


Dr. Bernice King Explains Who Her Father Was, And What He Meant.


Anyone who says different than her is a lying assed motherfucker.

Monday, July 19, 2021

For fuck's sake, McWhorter. Didn't you learn this yourself before you were 9 y.o.?

 Currently watching Professor McWhorter's taped segment with Margret Hoover  from her show, firng Line, off Youtube.

I accuse McWhorter of  the most unforgivable of self owning;  magical thinking.  For reference, I spent three years doing juvee crim. cases at Philadelphia Family Court, back in the mid 90s.  I represented some ding dongs who go caught up in slinging crack in da hood.  You are right in a minimal way, that the war on drugs is a bad thing, and we should end it.  But negro please.  If you eliminate crack selling on street corners, that is only going to take care of  about 1/365th of the problem.  Admittedly an exaggeration, but it is magical thinking to believe if we fix only one non causative factor in the vast and complicated equation of social problems for  poor black folk, that is going to fix much.  

If you have read Derrick Bell, you should know that not only have successful cases like Brown v. Board of Ed  not proved to be the great fixes.  But even the grand legislative plans have only done so much.  Before you dismiss teaching white people to be less racist, please refresh yourself on the actual limits of progress and the failure to solve the many problems remaining.  IF you really think ending the war on drugs will end the school to prison pipeline?  Send me your email addy.  I will see if I can get you permission to sit in on one of my step cousin's Sociology lectures down the road at John Jay  (I know you don't have to leave the Columbia campus for that kind of lecture!  I am just having some fun here.  And under that scenario I can assist in the lecture!)

And I stopped the vid after McWhorter decried the idea (not strictly  CRT  actually)  of teaching black kids that black folk are oppressed by white folk.  And white kids  need to be taught not to do that shit.

Where the fuck did you grow up where you did not know that your damn self  by the time you were 9 y.o?  I leaned that back in 4th grade when some racist kids in my school threw a rock through my window,  Lucky for me I wasn't there. 

Negro please.  As Cher says in that movie, "Snap out of it!"







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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Free Speech Bullshit, and Those Worth Listening To.

 I saw this meme last night, and was reminded about one of my observations.  Who really counts as an intellectual these days?


For me, after Cornel West, it's hard to name anyone who is not at best an expert in their field. For example, I can name a bunch of legal scholars.  But that is not the same as being a true though leader over many fields.

And then we get to the political divide.  Isn't the very idea of a conservative intellectual an oxymoron, as that team is anti elitist?  Hearing some one promote Thomas Sowell as an intellectual begs more questions than it provides answers.

I take this opportunity to call bullshit on people with fancy degrees from fancy schools, but mock other people by calling them the elect, or elitists.  I am proud of my accomplishments and professional and academic associations. I joined those clubs by choice, and put in the work.  I believe in that, even as I believe that people who believe generally that we live  in a general meritocracy are flat out full of shit, delusional.


 


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