The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Virginia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virginia. Show all posts

Saturday, March 2, 2019

North Korea Accuses Trump Administration of Racism





 A couple of former Trump employees agree

During last weeks Michael Cohen House Committee Hearing, Cohen made this statement:



As clear as the accumulation of an early morning snow storm. As horrible as Trump stating "there were fine people on both sides" as the nation moved away from its most visible and "in-your-face" exhibition of Anti-Semitism and racism since the 1940s: Charlottesville, VA.  The evidence is mounting, America elected its most racist President since Andrew Johnson and Andrew Jackson.

Image result for charlottesville murder Murder of an anti-racist protester via car. Doesn't ISIS espouse murder by vehicle? 

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Trump and his White House communications operatives have proclaimed Trump as non-racists since taking office. Despite years of evidence of overt racism associated with the Trump family and reports of Trump disdain for blacks handling his casino money, we have turned away from the ugly reality.

Trump is a stock and barrel racist of the most heinous sort. One who could work to move some people away from both closet and overt racist acts; yet he refrains. US Presidents not only have that social power, they, in recent past US History, have spoken out against racism and anti-Semitism.

As Trump's racial facade fades into the reality of a racist in the White House, we are seeing some of his former associates speaking frankly when asked the direct questions.

Here is such an example. The CNN segment if about 5 minutes in duration, but don't forget information is valuable and often comes with a willingness to expend tie and effort.
After Trump's recent international flow with the dictator of North Korea (AKA Chairman Kim via Trump), isn't it noteworthy North Korea has latched onto Trump's leadership as a conduit to a more racist US? Newsweek linked, here.


If you didn't visit the link, consider.....

“White Paper on Human Rights Violations in the U.S. in 2017,” issued by the Institute of International Studies in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Excerpt
“Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the U.S., and they have been aggravated since Trump took office,” the paper read. “The racial violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 is a typical example of the acme of the current administration’s policy of racism.”
Yes, the white paper was developed by the most repressive regime on Earth, but should any US Administration lends itself to such criticism? North Korea has been a US adversary for decades. What is it about the current administration which allows such a regime to target the US? I offer Donald J. Trump is that national weakness. 

The real tragedy?  Ninety-percent of Republicans support Trump to the letter and well over 80 percent of conservative support Trump. Now, what does all of that say about American conservatives and conservatism?

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Roy Moore Impacts The GOP, Black Surrogates Losing Battles, And One Minority Escapes The Party



Let us start where it counts: alleged pedophilia.



What you witnessed in the video segment was the long-term effect of inherent in millions who reside in the deep south. Let there be no mistake, the Republicanism is a common mental state across the nation. But, I wager you will not find such a severe case of chronic republicanism couped with over active disregard for pedophilia in most red states.

In order to appreciate current conservative mind-shaping and Trump rationalizing , let's step back for a quick CNN segment regarding Trump's "fine people" comments after the white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. "....fine people on both sides."

Seriously?


Now for the point at hand. 

Watch as Trump's number one "black" presstitute works for his CNN paycheck. I use the word "Black" due to reality African-American conservatives seem to harbor a great deal of disdain for use of the more common vernacular as an identifier of black people who live in America and are of American ancestry (non-immigrant post slavery). 

Paris Rennard battles with CNN host Chris Cuomo.  I would be amazed it in the segment, Rennard didn't throw out his common defense against people "questioning his blackness."  A common ploy which seems to have roots in his own discomfort with his chosen political affiliation.  He also knows 96% of African-Americans hold the GOP in contempt for reasons he chooses to overlook or simply ignore. 

Rennard knows, to his core, the GOP doesn't give one damn about the African-American community. If you really need evidence, take a close look.

Take a close look at the Mitt Romney website from the 2012 campaign.

Romney campaign website.

Has anyone ever asked Rennard about the 2012 outreach menu?

As you watch Rennard go about spewing Trump apologism, notice his demeanor and associated strategy when challenged about Roy Moore's affinity for a tine of US slavery. The "blackness defense" rolls-out on cue.



Oh, know Rennard isn't the only Trump talking head who earns a nice paycheck from CNN. The following segment is relevant in understanding the level and scope of Trumpism as its fissures into the black community, via another popular CNN Trump surrogate.



Apparently, one former Breitbart News editor has had enough of the GOP.




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Sunday, August 13, 2017

ProPublica: Neo-White Supremacists






A New Generation of White Supremacists Emerges in Charlottesville

by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Karim Hajj, special to ProPublica,  Aug. 13, 2017, 7:59 p.m.


The white supremacist forces arrayed in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend — the largest gathering of its sort in at least a generation — represented a new incarnation of the white supremacy movement. Old-guard groups like the Ku Klux Klan, the Aryan Nations and the Nazi skinheads, which had long stood at the center of racist politics in America, were largely absent.

Instead, the ranks of the young men who drove to Charlottesville with clubs, shields, pepper spray and guns included many college-educated people who have left the political mainstream in favor of extremist ideologies over the past few years. A large number have adopted a very clean cut, frat-boyish look designed to appeal to the average white guy in a way that KKK robes or skinhead regalia never could. Interviews show that at least some of these leaders have spent time in the U.S. armed forces.

Many belong to new organizations like Vanguard America, Identity Evropa, the Traditionalist Workers Party and True Cascadia, which have seen their numbers expand dramatically in the past year. Most of these groups view themselves as part of a broader "alt-right" movement that represents the extreme edge of right-wing politics in the U.S.

These organizations exhibited unprecedented organization and tactical savvy. Hundreds of racist activists converged on a park on Friday night, striding through the darkness in groups of five to 20 people. A handful of leaders with headsets and handheld radios gave orders as a pickup truck full of torches pulled up nearby. Within minutes, their numbers had swelled well into the hundreds. They quickly and efficiently formed a lengthy procession and begun marching, torches alight, through the campus of the University of Virginia.

Despite intense interest from the media, police and local anti-racists, the white supremacists kept the location of their intimidating nighttime march secret until the last moment.

The next day, the far-right forces — likely numbering between 1,000 and 1,500 — marched to Emancipation Park. Once again, they arrived in small blocs under military-style command. The racist groups were at least as organized and disciplined as the police, who appeared to have no clear plan for what to do when the violence escalated. The racist groups stood their ground at the park and were not dislodged for many hours.

For many of them, this will be seen as victory. "Every rally we're going to be more organized, we're going to have more people, and it's going to be harder and harder for them to shut us down," said a spokesman for Vanguard America, a fascist group, who gave his name as "Thomas." "White people are pretty good at getting organized."

And though police arrested James Fields Jr., a 20-year-old Ohio man, for allegedly driving a Dodge Charger into a crowd of anti-racist protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and wounding many others, the white supremacists generally avoided arrests.

They also outmaneuvered their anti-racist opponents. On Saturday, a multifaith group met at the historic First Baptist Church for a sunrise prayer ceremony featuring academic Cornel West and pastor Traci Blackmon. The anti-racists, many of them clergy members, walked quietly to Emancipation Park, where they were vastly outnumbered by the white supremacists.

Later, a band of more aggressive counter-protesters showed up at the park, chanting "Appalachia coming at ya. Nazi punks we're gonna smash ya!" These militant "antifa," or antifascists, were also repelled by the white supremacists.

Given the scale of the protests, the far-right groups suffered few injuries. That was particularly notable given the fact that multiple people near the protests were armed. Throughout the weekend, right-wing and left-wing militias equipped with assault rifles, pistols and body armor patrolled the streets of Charlottesville. (Virginia is an "open carry" state, so gun owners are legally allowed to tote around firearms.)

Many of the armed men viewed their role as maintaining a modicum of order. A "Three Percenter" militia out of New York state posted itself near Emancipation Park with the intention of keeping anti-racists from disrupting the rally. The group says it disapproves of racism but is dedicated to defending the free speech rights of all.

Blocks away, Redneck Revolt, a leftist militia from North Carolina, watched over the perimeter of a park where anti-racists had gathered, committed to preventing violent attacks by the white supremacist groups.

The presence of heavily armed citizens may have played a role in the decision of authorities to largely stay out of the violent skirmishes between the white supremacists and their opponents.

Those who actually marched included many new to the right-wing cause. The victory of Donald Trump in last year's presidential election has energized a whole wave of young people who were previously apathetic or apolitical, rally organizer Eli Mosley told ProPublica. The president has served as "megaphone" for far-right ideas, he said.

Mosley and his comrades are seeking to draw in as many of these newly politicized young people as possible. "We're winning," he said. "We're targeting the youth and making a movement that appeals to the youth."

Some of those who've gravitated to the extreme right milieu are former liberals — like Mosley's fellow rally organizer Jason Kessler — and supporters of Bernie Sanders. Many are ex-Libertarians.

"I was a libertarian," said Mosley, as white supremacists chanted "Whose streets? Our streets!" in the background. "I looked around and noticed that most Libertarians were white men. I decided that the left was winning with identity politics, so I wanted to play identity politics too. I'm fascinated by leftist tactics, I read Saul Alinsky, Martin Luther King … This is our '60s movement."


A.C. Thompson, ProPublica

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Friday, September 21, 2012

VOTE! National Registration Day 9/25


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Voting is a Constitutional and an American Right! 

It is one of the most cherished freedoms and rights in any society.  Only human beings have the mental ability and behavioral opportunity to cast an individual preference for people who will serve as political leaders.  As many as a billion people across the globe may have not official or formal opportunity to cast a legitimate vote.  Millions may have opportunity to vote, but they vote in elections that are not tamper free and, or, often fixed.   You have an opportunity; and it is truly your responsibility to your country and your community to exercise that right and opportunity.

Do you think voting isn't all that serious? Do you think, "my vote don't count"? If you are one who feels you would rather entertain your brain with momentary activities vs. educate to the point of an educated vote, you should speak with the spirits of people such as:
  • literacy laws,
  • poll taxes and
  • outright threats against exercising one's right to vote.
If those thoughts do not help, think about people who are literally passing Voter ID Laws and restricting voting processes to eliminate you from the ranks of people who might vote Democratic in the upcoming elections.   Do you think they purse such unconstitutional and unAmerican acts because they do not like the Democratic Party Donkey?   They do so for pursuit of policy that allows the Right to regress our nation back to a time when equal rights were not discussed publicly and women were 'bare foot-kitchen dwelling-baby machines'.  All said, that alone should anger yo to the point of taking a few basic  steps to get registered and show-up for voting this November.

The privilege of the vote starts with registration.  The following is a critical announcement for people who are not registered to vote. For that matter is is critical date even if you are registered to vote; help someone else get registered!

If you are not certain of your voter registration, you should check here. Simply enter a few very basic pieces of information after indicating your state of residence.



NOTE: Provisional Ballots...worth exploring if all else fails!



PLEASE READ THIS VOTING INFORMATION PEOPLE........

If you should have any problems voting, you can still vote. You must ask for a provisional ballot at the polling place. Federal law states they must have them there in case a person has a problem voting. You still cast a vote but that vote goes to the board of registrars, and you must submit proof to them you are and was eligible to vote at that time they turned you away because you didnt have the proper credentials on election day. Once you submit proof your vote will then be counted. Even after election day the count isnt official until all provisional votes are counted...so thats very important if you should get turned away for any reason. DO NOT walk away until they provide you with a provisional ballot...its a Law, Federal Law......so this applies to anyone and everyone no matter where you live
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Friday, February 24, 2012

The Daily GOP Ignominious


How silly and immature, trite, inane and gross can members of a political party fall?  Another Virginia State official,  Del. David Albo, exhibits what has to be viewed as completely sexist, vulgar, strikingly insensitive  and ultimately dangerous.

The first step in denigrating a people (in this case women), is to make humor of dire actions detrimental to (Or perpetrated against) the people.  It has become non-correct to relate such behavior to a major Axis power in the 1930's and 1940s. We have to remembers how the effectiveness of that Axis power's information minister. He was a master at the very acts Albo commits; using humor regarding dastardly and harmful acts for a governing body.


John Celock, Huffington Post-POLITICS
State Del. David Albo (R-Fairfax Station) was addressing the House of Delegates Friday when he described his failed seduction of his wife Tuesday night. Albo had driven home from Richmond following debate on the bill, which would have required women to have a transvaginal ultrasound procedure before receiving an abortion. (Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced this week that he and Republican lawmakers reached a deal to make the transvaginal procedure optional instead of mandated.)

Watch the daily episode of the ignominious (Please note the frivolity, and glee from many in attendance)



Mr. Albo, you assume your wife "went to bed" due to the news segment!
Maybe, you should join this guy  and have another one of these !!!

......And the Band Plays On....
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GOP: Insanity Rules......

GOP 'crusades' against the nation's Affordable Care Act, draws more revealing insight into the potential horrors of a political part run a muck.    The Virginia Governor's failed efforts to force psychical intrusion of a Women genitals in pregnancy cases, has turned into a Jim Demint level 'Waterloo'.


I have not written much on this topic as it is widely covered and it really is an embarrassing example of GOP authoritarianism, chauvinism, and pure obstructionism.  



Most of you watch news coverage on MSNBC, so you may have seen the two video news segments embedded below. for those of you who spend time watching Fox News (havens no) or CNN, you really should watch the video. The segments provide deep insight into just how far the GOP has backed itself into a corner.


First Chris Matthews, Hardball segment related to the State of Virginia's efforts to lead force women into a form of servitude (comparable to a male dominated behavior common to the institution of slavery).. Both video appear same on introduction but each reveals different visual exhibitions and commentary. 



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