Monday, March 2, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
If you truly want insight into the conservative mind - and evidence they were the Democrats of yore - just listen to the spin they put on America's racial history today. I did, and they sure don't sound like the party of Lincoln:
"Jim Crow is ancient history. The Fox News position on Obama’s remarks—that Christianity’s sins ended many centuries ago—has a bit of trouble with Christian defenses of slavery and segregation. No problem: Just backdate the falsifying evidence. According to Rush Limbaugh, 'Jim Crow’s not around today. A thousand years ago, yeah. But not today.' Huckabee chides Obama for talking 'as if it was Christians who were responsible for racism in America.'”
Now why would they be so disingenuous,...?
Thursday, February 5, 2015
"Somehow, we’re slowly losing a debate to a group of people who are spectacularly, demonstrably wrong." - Slate
Measles are only a symptom of our problem, not the problem itself. The problem is our creation of a society where long-discredited NewAge beliefs can - literally - not only allow hold off the entirety of our medical profession, but (with hardly any criticism what-so-ever) elevate a dingbat like Jenny McCarthy to the position of a respected spokesperson on "The View" - a women's "information" program. They do this, even as they insist this is a meritocracy.
Today I wander a city where I hear my friends openly speak of "karma" and "energy" and "spirituality" as though these things are real. They shop in the Whole Foods homeopathy section. They treat chiropractors as doctors, support "detox" centers, and think the Dr. Oz's of this nation dispense real medical information. And they're experts in ostracizing as loony anyone who says different. As a friend recently insisted before the measles story broke (when I criticized her promotion of the discredited NewAge belief system of astrology) what people - such as these scientists and I - need to do is "get off your high horse" and let them do their thing unimpeded, otherwise, we're assholes, oppressing them. Being correct is not only considered irrelevant but very, very wrong. And they have the total support of the world around them as they do so. I mean, if you think like this, I'll bet everything I have you're employed, liked, and maybe even respected.
This is why I refer to my current existence in terms of living with Nazis. Like a Jew during WWII, being correct - or innocent of the charges against me - hasn't mattered, even when death is involved. There's a celebration of my downfall involved here, just as Germans laughed at the Jews being hauled away to the camps. I'm the problem, now, just as they were for the Germans, right? Nothing could be more obvious. That my wife killed three people, just as NewAgers have infected children, hasn't brought me much, unless you count friends cruelly forgetting who I am, and deciding to question my sanity instead.
If not that, there's the expectation that I - alone - can fix what doctors and lawyers and other desperate people, caught in this jungle of misinformation, cannot. Or that I should just shut up, and go along, to make things easier on myself.
Or that I should write. Nevermind that I've been writing about this for 10 long years. Or the obvious fact I'm not a writer. It's all on me.
As Frank Zappa said, when your story is "Man Against Society," bet on society.
I can never forget that, with the exception of token efforts, not a single "friend" I have has seriously offered to help. And why should they? They know they, then, will be ostracized, called crazy, or an asshole, and few of these NewAge women will like them - who wants that?
They might as well join me in the "crazy" demand of reparations for crimes against blacks. That's the other issue those who have listened claim is "too big" for them to get involved in.
As long as there's no upside they can see - because there's no right or wrong beliefs - there's nothing anyone will do or have to. Fuck justice. Fuck the kids. And fuck me. Like these kids with the measles, I can and will die while y'all congratulate yourselves on your having "made it," using the system of beliefs you hold to elevate yourselves professionally and make you feel good.
Just like that winner, Jenny,....
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
The Day "A Nation Of Cowards" Discovered It IS Scared (Of A Black Man Seeing More Clearly Than They Do,...)
All at once, TMR's "crazy" man ain't so crazy after all:
And now that the damage is done, and Rand Paul and Chris Christie have made fools of themselves, they're even taking an equally hard-line as mine has been:
I won't wait for long-time readers - and especially not other bloggers - to admit it,...
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Mitt, trying to perform the "pull my finger" joke someone got him with
Of course, Romney's retreat means Wisconsin's Scott Walker is our next big fish to pull out of the water:
Leave it to Meade's "hip" lingo to prove why this will be easier than it looks,...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Well, glory be: the funk's on me. It’s almost like people assume I, The Crack Emcee, will forget there was a time (not too long ago) when warning our NewAge/alternative medicine/anti-vaccine crowd they unleash the measles - specifically - was considered kinda radical. Kinda "out there." Kinda crazy: an insult to others intelligence. They got me to the point where I would take any opportunity not to think about it (or them) which is partially why I eventually, finally, said, BAM! Baby, watch yo step – America's 'bout to shift gears:
“It’s time for white northerners to wake up to the sometimes uncomfortable history of what are now liberal enclaves like Minneapolis, Minnesota and Portland, Oregon and Madison, Wisconsin,….”
The ugliness I blogged about here, and here, and here last year - saying Oregon Was Founded As A Racist Utopia (and still is one) has been a fact discovered by Gizmodo’s Matt Novak, which is now making the white supremacist rounds as the words of black people (who these things actually happen to) just don’t for some reason.
As long as the message is getting out there. Here’s more from the guy at Gizmodo:
“America’s history of racism is most commonly taught as a southern issue. That’s certainly how I learned about it while going to Minnesota public schools in the 1980s and 90s. White people outside of the South seem to learn about the Civil War and civil rights movements from an incredibly safe (and often judgmental) distance.
Racism was generally framed as something that happened in the past and almost always ‘down there.’ We learned about the struggles for racial equality in cities like Birmingham and Selma and Montgomery. But what about the racism of Portland, Oregon, a city that is still overwhelmingly white? The struggles there were just as intense – though they are rarely identified in the history books.”
So here I be, one of the people this is eternally falling on, having to decipher and explain what’s been deliberately hidden, without pissing off the arrogant folks it was hidden from, so of course they could grow up to be so bloody arrogant. Intelligent? No. Arrogant? Yes. Mother. Fucker.
Not crazy-eyed U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, or Madison, Wisconsin's Ann Althouse (Hi, Ann!) or even Ann's favorite GOP golden
[Scott] Walker concedes nothing to the conventional wisdom about what the GOP must do to compete in a more culturally tolerant, ethnically diverse and economically insecure America. And the GOP faithful love it.It starts with ethnicity and race,...
Stay on target. And of course it does, because what else can a white guy with racist hiring practices do but take white's, and the nation's, biggest "original sin" and try to make it work for them - again? Their institutional racism that's lasted for over 100 years can last a little longer. If, while Ann Althouse is thinking "It's funny to see how outsiders are brought up to speed on the 'polarising' that's been going on here in The North," she also finds it as funny to ignore what the North doesn't want we outsiders to know: it's Wisconsin's polarizing historical foundation in racism that still probably makes it a great place to live - for someone white like her.
Or (of course) their whites-must-always-make-mention-he's-black sheriff, who deliberately sounds like few other blacks in America, or Wisconsin. Blacks who few get to hear from, deliberately, considering the conservative media saturation in the area. The assumption we'll not notice only one nigga in the whole area regularly gets to speak, or is listened to, is just more of the same racial nonsense.
Today, racial segregation and division often result from habits, policies, and institutions that are not explicitly designed to discriminate. Contrary to popular belief, discrimination or segregation do not require animus. They thrive even in the absence of prejudice or ill will.
It's common to have racism without 'racists.'"
It's kind of hard for me to believe under the circumstances - in a white country, set up and by whites, and where blacks have had to fight for justice over centuries - it could be any different. I mean how many whites have told me they "don't even THINK about race"?
That self-imposed ignorance serves a purpose for whites, going far beyond plausible deniability for what happens. No, the imperative to lie - overtly and covertly - is too strong, and white pride is (apparently) still far too fragile for getting at the truth of America, being what the new wrong-headed Amazon series on the Confederacy accurately calls a white person's Point of Honor.
A curiously thorough demonstration of the ways in which a refusal to think about racism is just another, slightly more subtle, form of racism.
And, Lord knows, whites also would never THINK of letting THAT little problem stop their continuing, centuries-long, despicable behavior. Oh well, as long as somebody black's still breathing:
Look, I know the score - and there's another election coming - so, once again, let the games begin, for better or ill,...
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Ku Klux Klan, marching through Madison, Wisconsin - 1902
TMR's about to make a come back, Kids, full of fire:
America, get prepared for the
flogging blogging you deserve,...