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Showing posts with label racism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label racism. Show all posts

Thursday, March 28, 2019

As Trumps World Turns: White Nationalism, Racism, Trumpism

As Facebook bans white supremacists posts... this one is your call.

Twenty-two seconds of pure malarkey. And Trump knows it.

On the day, Trump signed his nation emergency declaration he made this comment: “People hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is ."

Just before the New Zealand shooting and killings, the shooter posted a comment to social media: " show the invaders that our lands will never be their lands.”

The terrorists also left a 74-page "(nut case rambling) manifesto.   The manifesto is laced with white supremacist ramblings ad mention of Trump.  To advance our point about white supremacy, the New Zealand terrorists also flashed an increasingly common white power signed while standing handcuffed for his first court appearance.

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Of course, we can find non-racist flashes of the hijacked "OK" signal, but Is there any doubt why the New Zealand racists flashed the sign?

On March 23, 2019, The Hill posted a piece regarding the increase in hate cities in cities where Trump held or holds rallies. Herewith is an excerpt from the piece.
United States counties where President Trump hosted a campaign rally in 2016 saw a 226 percent increase in reported hate crimes compared to similar counties that did not host one, an analysis released by The Washington Post has revealed. 
The analysis, which was published on Friday, was conducted by Ayal Feinberg, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of North Texas, and Regina Branton and Valerie Martinez-Ebers, two political science professors at the university. 
They said their research sought to explain how some of Trump’s rhetoric "may encourage hate crimes."
OK, so we have Trump spewing hatred at rallies along with a hate crime rise in the host cities. What is the rational mind to think?

In 2018 the Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Crime Map 2018. The map is interactive and lends to viewing changes in hate crimes not only via years 2000 - 2018, it facilities viewing of how states are showing increased cases. 

Your call.......

Saturday, March 16, 2019

"Small group of people"

A few days ago an image of SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was vandalized as such:

A few days before the yet another case of white supremacist mass murder.  Mass murder via an animal who left a manifesto and claims he was transformed t a racist during trips to Europe.

The following image represents a type of Trump supporter we are seeing much more than is healthy. 

After the terrorist deaths of 49 innocent religious worshippers in New Zealand (including children), it is pathetic anyone could capture an image as the sick exhibition above. Apparently, the image of a Trump nut case who strategically drove past a New Zealand massacre commemoration in Cleveland Ohio.

Trump supporter drives ‘build the wall’ float past New Zealand mourners at Cleveland City Hall

The image somewhat reminds of the Florida bomber who mailed bombs to CNN and members of the US Congress.  His abode looks as like a veritable propaganda van for  Trumpism.

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The Daily Mail UK is joining other credible media in reporting the extent to wh9ch the New Zealand terrorist (white supremacist) is a Trump supporter. According to Daily Mail policy, we have linked their latest article, here.  

How amazingly sad we live in a time in which the US President can sit on camera and deny the existential reality of growing white supremacy. As stated in a TPI piece we published yesterday, Trump's denials are longstanding, trite and laced with motive. CNN's Don Lemon best captured Trump's indifference.
Trump denies growing over racism but aren't we seeing and reading more cases of abuse against African-Americans in the State of Ohio? The answer is "yes." I recall recent reports of hangman nooses at a UPS distribution center and I believe similar reports from a GM plant in the state.

Alas, Trump would deny the proliferation of which nationalism, when his party has a long-term member of Congress, has the collar of the nation's most vocal elected racist: Steve King (R-IA)

Another look and listen.


Fox News recently suspended one of its more vile demagogue hosts for anti-Muslin rants. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Wouldn't you know who came to the defense of Fox News's Pirro? The US President who stated he felt growing white nationalism is among a.. "small group of people." 

Media Matters

And how did 45 react?

....must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true.... the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for . Your competitors are jealous - they all want what you’ve got - NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!

We titled this piece as such for a reason. 

Is there any doubt Trump has a motive for his defense of all things bigoted and racist?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Anderson Cooper Ask Cortez If Trump Is A Racist

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AKA AOC) has been a sitting member of the US House of Representatives for less than one week. She has become a bit of a Nancy Pelosi Jr for rightwing demagoguery and it seems she will become a revenue cash cow for CNN (and in this case CBS's 60 Minutes). I personally would love to watch the young maverick ease more into the House seat and avoid what will certainly become a side-show carnival via Fox News, CNN and other networks for different reasons.

Before I elaborate on my point take a minute to each a portion of a 60 Minutes segment this past Sunday evening  As you watched the question from Anderson Cooper, ask yourself: What was the point or the value in asking the young Congresswoman such a question?

While I could be a bit off on my posit, I do not recall Cooper asking GOP members of Congress similar questions. He certainly has never posed such a  question to the GOP's top two well-documented racists: Steve King (R-IA) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX). for that matter, Cooper nor any of the CNN production managers have posed such a question to this CNN contributor.


rac·​ism | \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-  \

Definition of racism 

1a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
2aa doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

ba political or social system founded on racism
3racial prejudice or discrimination

Here is another description of the various shades of intolerance.No photo description available.It really does seem that Trump is a racist.  The vast majority of racists do not meet on Friday night in hoods and robes for cross burnings. Racism is pervasive state of mind and it exists in many shades. One shade is the business of being a party to court settled illegal housing destination.  Another example is an inability to clearly state that growing white nationalism is abhorrent and outside the scope of American values. The salient point of this post: why was it important for Anderson Cooper to "side-eye" ask Cortez a question about her perception of Trump as a racist?  StumbleUpon

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Conservatives Acting Badly: The Daily Pool Cop, 92 Year Old Beaten, Harasser Guy

According to Ebony dot com, the latest example of guard the pool against anything black has been terminated.

I have posted a few Facebook posts and a couple of additional reminders of just how far we have come (as a nation) since Donald Trump announced his run for office. It is time to do it again.

After the pool guard racist piece, you will find an embed about a 92-year-old Mexican man bricked to within a nanosecond of his life. You will also find an embed about a high-end baby boomer who enacts policing against a woman wearing a Puerto Rico tee-shirt. Yes, he said, "go back to your country". What does that say about the obvious Trump supporter?

First. the pool cop.


The 92-year old beating victim.

The Park Cop who doesn't know Puerto Rico is part of the US.

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UPDATE: Since this man left his white hood and robe at home, he has been arrested and charged with a hate crime. 

When white people intervene, it makes a difference...albeit it temporary.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

As Trump World Turns: Roseanne Barr Joins Others In The Abyss

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Trump's world rarely turns without shadows of racism.
Let's refresh. 

Roseanne Barr, documented racist and anti-Semite, worked a few weeks on ABC with a new and popular show. The show was bantered around by Donald Trump in self-serving efficacy and millions tuned-in for Trump supporting the weekly dose of bigotry. The show was in some quirky ways akin to All in The Family (Archie Bunker fame), with a twist and during a time when American bigotry and racism is on the rise. All supported by a president whose family (father) had roots in New York City Ku Klux Klan. If not an active member, Trump's father was most assuredly an active supporter. A dynamic which means Trump was raised in a household in which white supremacy was the norm and a desired way of life.

The nation should feel no surprise or contempt for Trump as he is without question shows inclinations which foster racism. Don Lemon really shouldn't have expected a statement from Trump. No, Trump would wait until after his Tennessee rally to publish a statement via his favorite media: Twitter.

At 2:45 AM two days ago Barr was awake and feeling her oats regarding American conservatism. Maybe she felt it was time to pepper her twitter following bigots (those who follow in support and those who worship celebrity)) with feed to satisfy their ravishing need to hate people of color.  She went beyond the standard offering by offering her followers a bit of a dessert: disparaging remarks towards the Islamic faith. Oh, the hordes would be happy and she may have felt hundreds of thousands of re-tweets. She went here.

 Valerie Jarrett. The object of scorn for being born to Black and middle-Eastern parents.  Obama adviser and longtime friend.

Valerie Jarrett
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Valerie June Jarrett is an American government official and former businesswoman, who served as the senior advisor to the President of the United States and assistant to the president for public engagement ... Wikipedia
NationalityAmerican Trending
BornNovember 14, 1956 (age 61 years), Shiraz, Iran
SpouseWilliam Jarrett (m. 1983–1988)

The reason for Barr's attack on Jarrett is of no significance. The depth and scope of her racist tweet should be an item of scorn, an item of study and an item used for social interventions against Trumpism (racism, bigotry, intolerance et al).

Here is Trump belated response. Do you notice anything that surprises you?

Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
11:31 AM - May 30, 2018
And how did Trump equip his number one presstitute for the Daily Briefing? Notice the virtual reading of Trump's statement.

Is there any way to describe that portion of the briefing other than pathetic, self-centered and over-flowing with poor taste.  A black woman who formerly served a US President on a daily basis, was referred to as an Ape, and Trump can find no decency to criticize Barr?

ABC did the right thing. After watching over-the-top American racism for eight full years and watching as it is metastasizing in a much more overt manner during Trump's time on the US political stage, some US entities must stand tall.

Remember these?

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I do not recall citizen Trump even once offer content for such exhibitions.


She reappeared on Wednesday afternoon with yet another exhibition of "I am not a racist" from conservatives caught with racism covering them like white icing on an angel cake. 

I'm not a racist, I never was & I never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER b taken from me.2:21 PM - May 30, 2018
Racist?   A word born of divisions in humankind enabled via differences in skin color, culture, and beliefs.




a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
"the comments have led to her being called a racist" 
synonyms:racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinistsupremacist More



showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another. 
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"

No matter the 'cut',  Barr served up a slab of racism befitting life in the US under Trump.  

While the next question is rhetorical, it is worthy of a bit of thought:  Why not stand with one's racism instead of blurting out injections (to the world) without thought of repercussions or harm to the subjects of one's racist act?  If the answer to the question is obvious, so be it. But how about going where Barr went this morning.  Barr avoided the common conservative phraseology. "inarticulate." But, she dove deep into an abyss where many Trump celebrity supporters seem to live the domain of the incredibly ridiculous.
She tweeted, "guys I did something unforgiveable so do not defend me. It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting -- it was memorial day too -- i went 2 far & do not want it defended -- it was egregious Indefensible. I made a mistake I wish I hadn't but...don't defend it please." 
She cited Ambien again in a later tweet, saying, "Not giving excuses for what I did(tweeted) but I've done weird stuff while on ambien -- cracked eggs on the wall at 2am etc." 
Oddly, she later deleted all of her references to the medication.

Of course, Barr deleted the tweet but think of the reaction of those who saw and read the tweet before it was deleted.  Imagine if the reader was an infrequent or frequent Ambien user? As non-Ambien users in the past 20 years, I do not recall one television commercial or radio ad with a two-minute side effects disclosures which included Ambien could induce over acts of racism in the no racist. 

The manufacturer of the sleep aid responded in a most appropriate manner.
Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responded with a statement full of shade: "While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication."
People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world. While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.