Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Republicans Never Needed Racial Healing From Me

They don't know who Trump is, right? Riiiiiiight

I was a conservative Republican once, but dramatically stopped voting with them once they made it obvious they were more concerned with their ideological dominance - over me - than keeping their own racial promises. And now look at 'em: Stuck between the same "rock and a hard place" where I left 'em.

Oh well - that's what my pipe is for,...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates: White Society Is Wrong - Not Blacks

America Has It's Racism So In-Check Nobody Notices

"White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy,..." 
— Chris Rock
Anybody else wonder why this statement - regarding the rape, violence, mutilation, and murder, done to create this citadel to injustice we live in today - hasn't gotten as much investigation as issues presented by (last time I checked: white) Caitland Jenner and Amy Shumer? Why it's not sweeping the airwaves as really, really important for everyone to grasp, accept, and wrestle with - as they do women or gay rights?

If not, THAT'S how white supremacy "works,..."

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Harper Lee Did America A Big Favor In Her New Book

"[Atticus’s effort] in “Mockingbird” is not the work of someone working for racial justice. He is not trying to eradicate racism from the legal system. He makes a living off the backs of the poor and people of color. He is the ultimate Southern gentleman – paternalistic and all that,...

There are a lot of studies that show that white people don’t recognize their racism, they don’t recognize their privilege. It’s not complicated – empirical research shows it, but we — white people – don’t want to acknowledge it. White people want to believe that we got everything we have through hard work and talent, that we didn’t get a leg up by being white,..."
Katie Rose Guest Pryal - who's never seen Atticus Finch as a hero - explaining why in "Salon"

Judging Countries By "The Content Of Their Character"

This is a photo of America's "real" Industrial Revolution

By the time 1807 rolled around, 4 out of every 5 people who came to America was from Africa. The country was moving about 400,000 lbs. of cotton then. By the beginning of the Civil War (1860) that number had swelled to 2 billion lbs. How'd America achieve that, without some new innovation in cotton production?

They'd - literally - "Break your Momma's back,..."

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bryan Stephenson Explains Getting Here From There

Tom Petty Knows U.S. Blacks Must Live Like Refugees

"Beyond the flag issue, we're living in a time that I never thought we'd see. The way we're losing black men and citizens in general is horrific. What's going on in society is unforgivable. As a country, we should be more concerned with why the police are getting away with targeting black men and killing them for no reason. That's a bigger issue than the flag. Years from now, people will look back on today and say, 'You mean we privatized the prisons so there's no profit unless the prison is full?' You'd think someone in kindergarten could figure out how stupid that is. We're creating so many of our own problems,..."
- Tom Petty "gets" it - after causing black fans decades of discomfort - in "Rolling Stone"

A Nation Made By God (Where He Couldn't Be Found)

Native Americans have always been to "Indians" what blacks have always been to "slaves"

It's taken four centuries, but white Americans are realizing what they've REALLY been, too - and that's why they're ready for The Funny Farm...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Why American & French History Won't Tell Everything

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804)

Here's a "fun fact," rarely told (in a way that makes sense) in American history:

The deal known as "The Louisiana Purchase" (which famously doubled the size of the United States on the cheap) was only offered to Thomas Jefferson because France's plantations had been overthrown by blacks - France needed to get some money, quick, because they knew there wouldn't be more coming from slavery in Haiti.

So, considering the black Haitian's role in fucking up France's plans for world domination, is it any wonder why America and France insure Haiti stays one of the poorest places on Earth today?

A Reason Whites Pretend Black Anger Is Over Nothing

Brought here to be tortured and raped - for our entire lives - to make white America money
"As of 1807, four out of every five people who came from the Old World to the New had come from Africa, not Europe; chained in the belly of a ship, not free on it's deck. Huddled masses in steerage class, yearning to breathe free of the famine and poverty of Ireland, Italy, or Russia's shtetls - they came later."
Cornell University's Edward E. Baptist, in his book "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And the Making Of American Capitalism"