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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A Lack of Decency And A Twist Against Diversity While Defending A Self-Soiled Politician (VIDEO)

We posted this segment in our final post of yesterday. It is such an important glimpse into GOP politics and Alabama racism, we feel it is worth a video only post.

We often hear conservative feign our nation is free of bigotry and racism; we also know there are millions upon millions of so-called liberals who also cringe at the word "racism." Let's be honest and face the reality most white people really do not have a deep interest in issues related to race until the issue strikes close to their homes or family. On a personal note, we actually notice a decrease in readers of this site when we post a few too many posts with titles indicating matters of race, US racism, white supremacy and whoa be it upon us to post about "white privilege."

Since we live in a nation with uber-wealthy political donors who have deep inner cores of racism, is there any surprise the GOP would exist with an inarguable undercurrent and noticeable fissure of overt racism? The question was a rhetorical question as the answer is obvious. One clear example of our point emanates from legal entanglements involving one of Trump and Bannon's major financial money broker: Robert Mercer.

A few weeks ago the Washington Monthly published a piece focused on a legal battle between Mercer and a former business associate: David Magerman. In politics, worldwide money is a driver. If money is a driver, and it is an irrefutable driver, is it at all a surprise politician's consider billionaires their most beloved constituents Further on, would it take much to convince you politicians work hard to repay their election donations and PAC contributions via working to please or placate the uber-wealthy donors? The following excerpt relates to the legal entanglements of Magerman Vs Mercer. Notice Megerman states in private conservation he personally heard mercer categorizes US Jim Crow laws as "not important."

Washington Monthly

In court papers filed on Friday, Magerman argues that following a pair of phone conversations in which Mercer expressed arguably racist opinions, Magerman felt obliged to inform the press about his boss’s viewpoints—and that he received verbal assurance by Renaissance C.O.O. Mark Silber that the statements he intended to make were “permissible under company policy.” Those racist opinions, according to Magerman, included comments such as: a) The United States began to go in the wrong direction after the passage of the Civl Rights Act in the 1960s; b) African Americans were doing fine in the late-1950s and early-1960s before the Civil Rights Act; c) The Civil Rights Act “infantilized” African Americas by making them dependent on government and removing any incentive to work;d) The only racist people remaining in the United States are black; and e) White people have no racial animus toward African Americans anymore, and if there is any, is it not something that the government should be concerned with.

The best part of the filing, at least to us, was that when Magerman “point[ed] out that society was segregated before the Civil Rights Act and African Americans were required to use separate and inferior schools, water fountains, and other everyday services and items,” Mercer allegedly responded that “those issues were not important.” In a subsequent phone conversation (the “white supremacist” one), Magerman claimed Mercer initially “disputed that he had said such things, although he did not actually deny saying them” and “in the course of rehashing the conversation . . . repeated many of these same views, and even cited research that allegedly supported his opinion that the Civil Rights Act harmed African Americans economically.” (A spokesman for Renaissance declined to comment.)

Is there any wonder Trump has a following which includes many fissures into white supremacy?  

Let's take the piece back to Roy Moore. Alabama's candidate for a special election to replace Jeff Sessions in the US Senate.  Roy Moore is a racist in a state with many racist denizens and evangelicals who seem to find his serial sexual abuse of teenage girls acceptable, or at least not worthy of scorn.

During a Monday night campaign stop, Moore lamented a society with restrictions on state  (government) sanctioned religion as well as clear lamenting of Civil Rights laws circa 1965.

"they started creating new rights in 1965"
And, how does Moore's racism translate for people with whom he associates or contracts for services?  An exact and clear example manifest on MSNBCs late morning Velshi & Ruehl show.

The following video runs for ten full minutes.  While most the video offers a glimpse into GOP robotism via an attorney who seems a member of The Walking Dead "walkers", lit includes the clearest example of conservative racism over the past few months. If you are not aware, Ali Velshi was born in Kenya and is a Canadian citizen.   What does the racist attorney do?  He reaches to ethnicity and race in a defense of a sleazy client.  

The segment also includes a telling image of Moore's signature on a high school student's yearbook page and very recent signatures.

The full morning segment (10:06 minutes)

You have seen the core elements of racism and an example of a person who willing lies and offers services (for a fee) without any sense of decency. (UPDATE: Stephanie Ruhle spoke this morning about the shock of Moore's associates racism.)

When a nation allows racism to ooze to the level of increased acceptance of public exhibition we are doomed to more of that follows.
While the perpetrated seemed intoxicated, how is it no one stepped up to work at bringing the attack to an end. Yes, of course, I recall the racist killing of two citizens who attempted to stop an attack on a woman wearing traditional cultural Islamic headgear. Is it a reality that killing has worked in pushing "right thinking" people into a closet of what they don't see doesn't hurt them. Yet, they saw and heard every word of the racist attack.  

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