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Showing posts with label Ku Klux Klan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ku Klux Klan. Show all posts

Friday, July 31, 2015

The GOP Ignominious: GOP Fear Politics And Hillary As KKK

As we watch the various manifestations of conservatives making wild and insane analogies against the world's most heinous figures, despicable people and in- humane organizations, how can anyone avoid thoughts of such comment as "lock-step" strategy and campaign tactics.

After Ted Cruz spoke as such:

“If this deal goes through, without exaggeration, the Obama administration will become the world’s leading state sponsor and financier of radical Islamic terrorism.”

After Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) spoke as such:

Cotton said that Kerry, who is appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday to sell lawmakers on the agreement, “acted like Pontius Pilate” by not drawing a line.
After Huckabee spoke as such:

MSNBC, Ed Schultz (first 2:08 minutes only

And this..... 
This GOP'er just out-Huckabee'd Mike Huckabee.
Posted by Mediaite on Friday, July 31, 2015
It appears The ED Show video captured a twofer. Huckabee and Trump.

The latest example of politics by fear North Carolina Republican Party Chair. North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Hasan Harnett, African American, has twice compared Hillary Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan via Twitter.

Ring Of Fire Radio (Linked)

We will not address the inherent disgust in a black conservatives use of the Ku Klux Klan as an analogous strategy. GOP minstrels are well documented in their love for a party that is by policy anti-civil rights, anti-LGBT rights, and anti-women's' rights (unmarried of child bearing age), and anti-veteran, . We also will not bother with the clear Twitter verbiage related to "God." Our point of criticism relates to a political party that is so beaten down by successes in the Obama Administration, they resort 'fear' and abhorrent imagery' politics.

After being caught with their pants around their ankles when public contempt flows, they create imaginary support from phantom supporters. Trump: "Hispanics love me." Huckabee: "Many Jews positive remarks about ovens analogy."  

The "black-conservative" state party chair whitewashes (word choice intentional) dismisses is abhorrent remarks as such via a spokesperson. Notice the black conservative reticence in being referred to as African-American. 
“The chairman isn’t going to comment or give interviews on tweets, but as the first black chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, he believes we have to learn from history and move past it,” he said.
Minstrelism is ugly. It takes on a fare greater horror when the minstrel uses  horrific chapter of African-American History as strategy and to receive "back-slapping" praise from white conservatives.


Monday, April 21, 2014

PolicyMic: 939 Active Hate Groups

Re-blog via PolicyMic.........

Keep additional point. There isn't a racist on Earth who doesn't also harbor some degree of homophobia and gender bias.

I remind of a CPAC breakout group sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots that broke into the perfect exhibition of white supremacy, racism and total insensitivity to a horrific past of human bondage slavery and the potential for killing a young nation. A major reason for this short Think Progress excerpt is the text related to Scott Terry's affront to a black woman(apparent conservative supporter) sitting behind him. The woman apparently made points Scott did not want to hear. Terry summarily attempt to admonish the woman for being outside his perception of the conservative woman. (Audio is not of high quality)
Think Progress 

CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel: It Gave ‘Food And Shelter’ To Blacks

After the exchange, Terry muttered under his breath, “why can’t we just have segregation?” noting the Constitution’s protections for freedom of association. Watch it:
ThinkProgress spoke with Terry, who sported a Rick Santorum sticker and attended CPAC with a friend who wore a Confederate Flag-emblazoned t-shirt, about his views after the panel. Terry maintained that white people have been “systematically disenfranchised” by federal legislation.
When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.
At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.” (highlight added by The Pardu)  Read more

There Are 939 Active Hate Groups in the United States. Here's Where They Live

Matthew Rozsa's avatar image By Matthew Rozsa March 7, 2014

You don't have to go far to find racism. It turns out President Obama's election was a boon to bigots, as can be seen on the Southern Poverty Law Center's recently-released "Hate Map."

In the year before Obama was elected, there were only 888 organized hate groups on record. Although the total number dropped from 1,007 in 2012 to 939 in 2013, that is still a disturbing increase. Black separatists do comprise a small part of this list, of course, but the rest includes a range of white supremacists (the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, White Nationalists, Racist Skinheads, Neo-Confederates) and Christian Identity movements. It should be noted that there is a heavy concentration of these groups below the Mason-Dixon Line, although California technically has more than any other state. 
Since the vast majority of America's affiliated hate parties promote a white racist ideology, it's helpful to briefly explore the history of those groups.
The History. 
Image Credit: Wikimedia
As George William Van Cleave points out in A Slaveholders' Union, a pro-slavery philosophy was embedded into our Constitution ... and that belief system was, in turn, dependent on racist concepts. Some of the most revered statesmen and thinkers of antebellum America, from Thomas Jefferson to John C. Calhoun, both practiced and preached the notion that some races were inherently superior to others. Even the founding fathers who abhorred racism like John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, felt it necessary to allow its perpetuation in the name of promoting the immediate cause of the American Revolution. 
After the reconstruction amendments abolished slavery and guaranteed the franchise to African-Americans, movements sprang up across the South to counter the efforts of Radical Republicans to attain complete equality for the freed slaves. This racial reactionism catalyzed the birth of the Ku Klux Klan, which remained at the forefront of the white supremacist movement for the decade after the Civil War. As the pro-civil rights measures of Reconstruction were gradually revoked in order to solidify the reunification the North and South, organizations like the KKK began to shrink in numbers, although they never left the American landscape entirely.
Image Credit: AP
The good news 
Gone are the days when membership in the KKK or a comparable white supremacist group could be dismissed as simply one's ideology. When former conservative Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd was asked about his involvement in the Klan, he emphatically denounced his erstwhile peers; when libertarian Republican Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was revealed to have disseminated racist newsletters in the mid-1990s, he denied having authored them, and only narrowly avoided having his 2012 campaign derailed by revelations that he maintained email correspondence with and accepted campaign contributions from white supremacists. The pattern holds even in Mississippi, where Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel is under heavy fire for retweeting a comment posted by a neo-confederate in his state. Open association with avowed racists is taboo today, with loud-and-proud hatemongers rightly relegated to the status of Jerry Springer freak show attractions and political punchlines.
The bad news, with a twist
Image Credit: AP
Overt racism may be stigmatized, but covert racism is alive and well. The key to being an effective racist today is to conceal one's deeper prejudices under the guise of a seemingly non-racial cause. Those who hate racial minorities today find a haven in causes that can be plausibly characterized as not racist, from Arizona's draconian anti-immigration law and the widespread support for George Zimmerman to the racist presumptions of the birther movement and the University of Washington's discovery of prevalent racist attitudes among the Tea Party. Attitudes that were once open and direct are now concealed in the shadows. 
In spite of all this, though, there is more cause for hope than fear. Racism may be alive and well, but even the presence of a re-elected black president has not been able to give them the staying power for which they no doubt hoped. Already there has been a decline in their numbers, and as millennials inherit the world possessing greater ethnic diversity and tolerance than any generation before them, the diminution of organized hatred is only going to continue. 
Bad news for them, perhaps, but great news for America.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Megyn Kelly Absent After Racist Remarks!

CBS News gave its viewers this and eventually broadcast the Benghazi story.

Fox News promoted Megyn Kelly and eventually aired a revealing dose of Fox News racism.

While some of our readers did not care for our honest assessment of Megyn Kelly's crass, unintelligent and extremely insensitive remarks to her white over 35 years of age audience, we will continue to report on the story. Her comments were racist beyond those often spoken by white supremacist and the occasional moronic utterances from the Ku Klux Klan. She made Rick Santorum's "Blah People" remarks appears as nugatory.  Actually Kelly's remarks ran her up to a solid second place among media hosts who offer racist utterances to welcome ears. She trials only the consistent ever disgusting Limbaugh. 

No matter the construction, matter the intent, her remarks have become an entry into the annuals of US race relations and validation of the full scope of "white privilege." While no Santa aged kids watch her show, think of the scope of Kelly;s remarks. The black family or Latino family who may have been foolish enough to watch the show live, could not help, but gulp at her crass remarks. Her remarks also delivered clear "we are of the same mind" to people who openly or covertly harbor deep rooted racial paradigms or who are actually racist.  We are not going to blanket the spectrum of Fox News viewers, but we think it safe to posit many more biases, bigoted and racist news viewers tune to Fox vs other media.  

Kelly's remarks would never cross the lips of people who work for MSNBC (not even Joe Scarborough or Chuck Todd), and despite CNN's clear affinity for and move to the poli/social Right, here comments would not fit their news model. 

Kelly's memorable comments.....
“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly said. “But this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But Santa is what he is.”

“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change, you know?” she added. “I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa — I just want the kids watching to know that.”
The Raw Story 

Where’s Megyn Kelly? Fox host misses own show after racial comments on Santa and Jesus (via Raw Story )
After helping websites all over the Internet make money Thursday for reporting her claim that both Santa Claus and Jesus Christ were white, Megyn Kelly’s employers decided to give her the night off. The Fox News host missed her 9 p.m. “Kelly File…


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

1924 Ku Klux Klan Image Wins First Place At Ohio County Fair

Regardless of event or contest, do you think you would vote this 1924 picture as the "Blue Ribbon" winner?   

kkk cross-burning photo

If you gave thought to the image as a "Blue Ribbon" winner more than three seconds after starting your viewing, you should click over to another webpage.  This is seriously not the place for you. 

There are no redeeming qualities in the picture no matter how vintage, or esoterically attractive to some in the nation.

We offer yet another example of the "Fabric of Oppression" and "White Privilege" not shared among the nation's minorities.  Our interest in the image has nothing to do with the depicted Ku Klux Klan rally. Our interest relates current County Fair Judges who would completely disregard the potential offensiveness as others view the fair exhibit. The judges did not seem to care the exhibit was open to children and minorities.  In fact, people of color could view the contest winners, and some of those people may have lost relatives, property or other rights to groups like the KKK.   And, therein lies the Fabric of Oppression and White Privilege.

Huffington Post has the story

The photo, which won first place in an antique photo category at the Greene County Fair in Xenia, depicts robed and unrobed KKK members kneeling in a circle at a Dayton rally. Burning crosses are visible in the background of the white supremacist group's gathering. On the photo is written "Dayton Klan 23 ... Realm-of-Ohio ... September 27, 1924."
It is 2013, and yes there are people in the nation who are still offended by our aspects of our past.  Apparently, there are also people who find appreciation for our past regardless of how horrific; and that is pathetic.


Friday, May 31, 2013

Cheerios Ad Depicting Interracial Family, Met Wth Racist Ccomments On YouTube

What do you think of this Cheerios cereal advertisement?  Do you think it is cute, informative (as to health) and well crafted? 

Reports are a segment of the population finds the advertisement distasteful.


Did you notice what some find offensive? Offensive enough to flock to YouTube for 'safe" exhibitions of racism equal similar to that experienced by other persecuted peoples throughout history.  We have posted an excerpt from a Huffington Post piece related to the ad (below).  



As I have long posited since 1980 racism in the United States has metastasized into a full blown eruption. Among some Americans it is not only OK to proclaim their racism, it is fashionably "cool" to go overt. 

People like Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich openly espouse racist oratory as a tool in their political toolkit, the GOP has osmosis-ed into party of 92% whites, and Right-wing media feeds the psyches of people who apparently hate our president primarily based in race. 

Since January 2009 and just after President Obama's inauguration, the newly founded and 'money backed' tea party allowed infiltration of overt and boisterous racist replete signs, placards and spitting on black members of Congress. David Duke Ku Klux Klan leader and former aspirant to the US Presidency published a rather long video in support of the Tea Party. 

The published a piece in 2010 that embodies the essence of what we see as growing and overt acts of racism in the United States. 

Despite social changes across the nation we are seeing a re-birth and re-energizing of both overt and closet racism.  Most people have moved from a paradigm of racism or bigotry via concerted efforts to be a different person. Others are stowing away racial indifference an intolerance and supplanting such with reality based life with less consideration of skin color.  Yet, noble efforts to realistically portray a changing society are, by some, met with hatred and racist acts. The acts we reference are not as overt as the images and video above.  We reference acts of racist people who flock to their desktop PCs and laptops to practice personal and closeted racism. They are people who are far more dangerous to the fabric of the nation than the quacks imaged above. The less overt racist provide a solid foundation for the  "southern strategy" the GOP uses for political leverage. "Leverage" that could eventually lead to a president and vice-president who could forever ruin all economic and social foundations of the United States. They are also more dangerous to a cohesive nation as they are fertile ground for state sanctioned racism that eventually leads (in all cases) to civil unrest (and in  genocide). The DailyMail piece above includes a militaristic dressed racist who declares he would disown his daughter if she chose to date a black man. The racist's comment is probably far more common than we will ever know, have known, or will admit to, but it is a reality that has been or is irrefutable. 

We offer kudos to Cheerios and Parent Company General Mills. Interracial relationships, LGBT relationship, Heterosexual relationships and singles makeup the populace of the United States.  Why should companies avoid use of realism in advertising when reality depicts a world averse to the racist or the bigot?

That said, note the carefully creative way the family is depicted.  The African-American father is physically removed from the white mother (separate rooms) with the catalyst of the advertisement, the daughter, delivering the message to the audience.  The advertisement seems the perfect pioneering depiction necessary to touch into reality and appeal to diverse audiences, while carefully avoiding the big taboos: touching, hugging, kissing and even dancing together

Kudos to General Mills and its Cheerios Brand Management. 

An adorable Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial couple and their daughter generated such a strong racist backlash on YouTube that the comments section had to be closed. 

The ad had received more than 1,600 likes and more than 500 dislikes as of Thursday evening. 

Prior to the closure, the comment section had been filled "with references to Nazis, 'troglodytes' and 'racial genocide,'" according to Adweek. 

YouTube comment sections have a reputation for breeding racist flame wars. CNN focused on the issue earlier this year, after a panel addressing racism and race on YouTube was held at South By Southwest:
"Everyone gets hate comments on YouTube," said Andre Meadows, the creator of the Black Nerd Comedy channel. "You can make the most wonderful video in the world and you will get 'Fake!' and 'Gay!'"
But for minority creators, "when you get comments, it seems to be targeted toward race almost immediately. A lot of people get 'dumb video, stupid video' -- but with mine it immediately goes to racial slurs."

We will leave this piece for your interpretation and contemplation.  

What will you do when your friend calls and rails about the disgusting Cheerios' ad?  what happens if the kids you have raised to avoid interaction with black people, sees the ad and ask you, "Mommy is that a black man lying on their couch?"   

Thursday, February 7, 2013

KKK Alive and Well In America! (VIDEO)

Quick Hit. We will leave this one for your interpretation.

14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

As long as you know, if these people vote know they vote opposite the view of The Progressive Influence, The Pardu, and all progressives in the nation.  Also know they may well join you in your votes for the modern day GOP.


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bryan Fischer and the AFA: A portrait of hatred

The following piece is cross posted with Creative Commons License permission from Samuel Warde and his Liberal Perspecticves from Samual web page.

I often hear people say, "Hey Pardu, you use language that denotes a bit of angst".  The comments are generally from, people who have been long-time affiliates with conservatism, but have come to realize their party is soiled to the core and very much working against the good of our nation.  They have awaken to reality, but they continue to fail to look in a mirror or look closely at their (proclaimed and alleged) past party.  Their paradigms remain in the GOP which runs the social gamut from true fiscal conservatives to members of the Ku Klux Klan (ask David Duke).  I include in my continuum the Tea Party, people like Sarah Palin, religious zealots and far rtght evangelicals.

Bryan Fischer and the AFA: A portrait of hatred

Author: Samuel Wynn Warde or Satire with Samuel

Bryan Fischer tea party hatred