A Few Always Hold Us Back

It is an unfortunate aspect of today’s political climate that the same few racist whites keep America from living up to the potential our founding fathers saw when they envisioned a country where “all men are created equal.” Yes, you can make the argument that the founding fathers were not living what they preached, but that is, in fact, humanity’s greatest strength: that we, as a society, as a group, can envision something better than what we have now, something better than what we are now, and strive to achieve that ideal, by giving ourselves a form of government, democracy, which allows us to try to achieve our lofty goals. Yet, there has always been a segment of our society who does not believe in the intent of our founding fathers to rise above ourselves. They were present at the beginning of our country, they put us through a fratricidal war, the bloodiest in our history, and they are undermining America to this day. Once they were called slaveholders, next they reinvented themselves as segregationists, then white supremacists, finally settling on what they saw as, and they hate this term, “politically correct,” white nationalists.

No matter what they name themselves, their beliefs and their message have never changed: white people are superior, to a man (because women don’t count), no matter what their intellect, character, or morals, simply because they are white. They ascribe this superiority to the accomplishments of white society as a whole, and all the advances in human technology that it has achieved. If you point out to them that this white culture was achieved by the suppression, enslavement, or elimination of other cultures, they are proud of that, insisting that that proves their point. Of course, their recollection of history is purposely flawed. It ignores, or diminishes, the accomplishments of non-whites, and also ignores, or mythologizes, the failures of white culture, the greatest example of which we are again suffering from the aftereffects of: the American Civil War, and the current battle over the removal of effigies to the greatest failure of white American society: the Confederate States of America.

The Civil War history that you (if you’re in your sixties, like me), and I, learned in school is one of those purposely concocted messes that proves conclusively Napoleon’s old maxim that, “History is a set of lies. Agreed upon.” The story of the Confederacy was intentionally altered after the end of the Civil War by southern historians into the myth of the “Lost Cause,” and the alteration was not challenged by northern historians, because reconciliation, not truth in written history, was the goal. By not challenging this rewrite of history by southern writers, northern historians, who knew from the start that this was a myth, agreed upon the set of lies. Somehow, the war about slavery wasn’t about slavery at all; it was a struggle between states fighting national government oppression of their rights, and states that supported the oppressive national government.

Of course, all this was bunk. All the preserved articles of secession from the various Confederate States prove that as soon as you read them, although some states were smart enough to include a few other inconsequential things, like tariffs, to make it seem like the war wasn’t just about slavery, because, even at the time, the rest of civilized world was having a hard time figuring out why the elimination of human slavery as an economic system was leading to war.

We are, sometimes unfortunately, a nation of firsts, but many times our firsts are not what others would consider intelligent, or correct, and our acceptance of the lost cause myth is one of those times. Believing your own bullshit is humanity’s worst trait. It leads to doing nonsensical things, like building statues to men who were, in fact, traitors fighting against their legal government, because their legal government did not believe in their inhumane economic system, or it’s perpetuation in western territories by altering it to include mining, which southern slaveholders were actively studying in the 1850s.

I do not include the common Confederate soldiers here, although some were probably aware that they were fighting for slavery. Most were probably simply fighting to defend their states, homes, and families; they themselves having bought the myth purveyed by the southern elite that the elimination of slavery would lead to chaos and murder throughout the south, because freed black men would seek their revenge against whites. Others were compelled to fight, because the Confederacy, vastly outnumbered by the north, had to immediately institute a draft. A draft, which, in fact, rich men could avoid by paying a bounty, or hiring a poor substitute, either for themselves, or their children. It was, to use a phrase coined by the common southern soldier, “A rich man’s war, and a poor man’s fight.”

It is an unfortunate lesson from history that many a brave young man has fought for the wrong cause, or the wrong side, and I bring this up to drive home this point: No one is denigrating the sacrifice of the common Confederate soldier by trying to remove statues of General Lee. There is a critical difference between General Lee and the common Confederate soldier: Lee was a leader in a rebellion against the United States and the common soldier was following Lee. Lee knew that what he was doing was an act of treason against the United States, but he didn’t care. He chose treason. The image of Lee as the kindly old man who was about to free his slaves just as the war started is one of the central lies perpetuated by the lost cause mythology. Lee’s own writings, before and after the war, debunk this myth.

The correction going on right now, because of the attempts by modern Americans to remove statues honoring the myth of the lost cause, is both necessary and long overdue. Those who complain that this effort is an attempt to “erase history” conveniently forget that the myth of the lost cause was exactly what they are complaining about: the lost cause myth was a successful attempt to erase actual history and replace it with something more palatable to the south. We need look no further for evidence of this than to look at the history of William “Pete” Longstreet, a Confederate General who has only one known monument to him, placed at the Gettysburg battlefield park, conveniently hidden behind trees.

Longstreet was called by General Lee, “the staff in my right hand.” He was Lee’s most trusted subordinate, and was responsible for quite a few Confederate victories during the Civil War. After the war ended however, Longstreet made a critical mistake. He chose to be loyal to the United States, and supported northern efforts at reconstruction, going so far as to command forces that battled the Ku Klux Klan, forces that contained black soldiers. Of course, this lead to him becoming a villain in the Civil War histories being written by southerners in the 1870s. Like Ulysses S. Grant, Longstreet’s history was subtly changed, defiling the career of one of the south’s best generals during the war. The lost cause historians were willing to do this to one of their best generals, so anything they say about figures from the north should be even more suspect.

Today, white supremacists and neo-nazis cling to this tainted history, the mythos of the lost cause, preaching violence against those who are trying to correct history, not erase it. Unfortunately, the majority of us are being held hostage by less than six percent of our population which is ludicrous. The reason they are able to do this is because our last election was manipulated by a foreign government with possible collusion by the campaign of the man who most identifies with the six percent, because they are his true political base: Donald Trump.

Somehow, we, the American people who believe in democracy, who believe in the ideals that our founding fathers espoused, that “all men are created equal,” must find the political will, and legal strength, to overcome this tyranny of a small minority, a tiny percentage of our population, who have held this country back for too long, attempting always to drag us back to a past, and a history, that was not true then, and never will be true. We are not Donald Trump’s base, and his base is not America, they are a small, vociferous minority, and they have no right in a democracy to compel the majority to bend to their will. “We hold these truths to be self evident.”

 

 

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Now we know the Republican base

Unfortunately for America, the Republican base seems to support racism, neo-nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and white supremacists. We have to thank Donald Trump for at last exposing this. As a group, they believe whatever they want to believe, even if verifiable facts from different sources contradict what they believe: facts are irrelevant to them, because they have supplanted science, and verifiable fact, with a hierarchy based on belief and preconceived notions, which they constantly reinforce to each other through a network of news media that calls all other news “fake news.”

Their belief system, and methodology, are, in essence, tribal beliefs, and they are accompanied by all the trappings of tribalism: uniform dress, fascist salutes, symbolic shields, and constant references to other forms of such tribalism, like the Nazi movement in Germany, or totalitarian regimes elsewhere in the world today, such as Russia, or the Philippines, whose despotic leader has openly bragged about political murder.

They admire these strong men, because totalitarianism seems simpler, especially if you are amongst the groups that the strong man considers okay, without realizing that totalitarian governments never serve the needs of their people, except when they have no choice, or cannot use force, or intimidation, to suppress opposition. The people don’t matter in a totalitarian regime, as evidenced by Hitler’s desire that Germany should be destroyed at the end of World War Two, because the German people had failed him.

The Republican base remembers only the history they want to, ignoring anything that doesn’t reinforce their preconceptions, or fundamental beliefs that people are intrinsically superior because of nonsense elements, like skin color, or religious belief, or where they were born.

For example, they ignore the fact that the modern revision of American Civil War history is, in fact, a revision based on verifiable facts, drawn from the writings of Confederates themselves, and not some historians’ plot to rewrite history based on political whim, as they tell themselves. Confederates were, unfortunately, traitors to the country that let them, the now ex-Confederates, write Civil War histories for decades after the war, without challenge, simply because the Federals wanted reconciliation to move faster, so America could recover from its bloodiest conflict. That conflict was caused by the institution of slavery, and not the romantic lost cause of States Rights. This was an invention by southern writers as an explanation to the world of why they had plunged America into such a bloody conflict. Even they knew that the world would scratch their heads if they were told that the war was about slavery, an institution that the rest of the world dropped without bloodshed.

The Republican Party, if they are to continue to wield influence in the modern world, must somehow divorce themselves from this under-educated tribal base, even if it means surrendering power in the short term, while their more moderate people reorganize themselves into a new and viable party. Tribalism has no place in the modern world, and somehow, conservatives, and the Republican Party, have to accept that fact. Tribalism is the mindset of last two centuries, not the present one, and in the modern world, we can barely afford its narrow minded, ignorant pretensions.

The Real American Swamp

I know that people are tired of what they see as stagnation in the American government; and I understand their calls to “drain the swamp,” but it’s time that they finally understood that they themselves are the swamp. Radicalism is the enemy of democracy and always has been, because radicals are always unwilling to compromise, and compromise is central to the workings of a democratic government. Totalitarians never compromise: to them, compromise is you comply with my dictates; this is why we call them dictators.

For those among us who don’t value democratic process, I have nothing to say, other than that history itself is against you, because, what you don’t realize is that democracy depends upon the rule of law, and under totalitarian government the rule of law changes at a whim, because there is no rule of law, only the will of the leader. One moment you are Hitler’s right hand man; the next moment you are being offered a choice of suicide, or assassination. If this is the kind of America you want to see, then America needs you least of all, and, at the voting booth, America needs to leave you, and your ideals, behind.

Of course, I’m not trying to reach people like that. I’m trying to reach the people who are letting their anger overwhelm their intellect, because they are the people who are the greatest threat to our American democracy. I’m trying to reach you, angry Americans, because you, with a little help from totalitarians overseas, put a man into the White House whose core beliefs are antithetical to democracy itself. You put a man into the most powerful office in the world, believing you wanted government run like a business, when, in fact, if you thought about it at all, that is really the last thing you would want your government to adopt: running solely for the profit of a few.

But, you say, isn’t that what we have now? A government that benefits only the richest few, or the very poor, at the expense of the rest of us?

Yes, you can make the argument that it is, but it’s because of your anger that this fraud has been perpetrated. I know you don’t want to accept responsibility, but it is ours. The American people love to complain, but very few actually vote, so their complaining is valueless, because they aren’t willing to put their complaints into action to make their democracy work.

The disgruntled right also buy into the con game that has been playing in America since before the Civil War: blame those just as poor as yourselves for your plight, when, in actuality, the rich are using them to divert your attention from the real thieves: themselves.

So, what did the disgruntled right do to remedy their situation? They bought the sound bite solutions of a con man and carpetbagger. A man who has refused to divest himself of his financial interests, because he and his carpetbagger family have no other intention than to line their pockets, using their newfound political power to do so.

Drain the swamp America? Drain your heads instead, because that’s where the swamp really is.

Fixing the river in place

There is an old Taoist saying that the human mind seeks always to fix the river in place.  In our personal lives, it means we often try to keep our lives from changing, but, as the Taoist river allusion indicates, that is impossible, because the river of life is constantly moving and changing. We are born, we age, and then we die, this is the natural movement of the river of our lives that none of us can circumvent.

If we try to keep things the same in our lives despite the changes that occur, then we are living out this old Taoist saying, and sooner, or later, we place ourselves so completely out of step with life that we take on the appearance of the fool. You’ve all seen elderly people trying to pretend that they’re not old. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work, and despite their attempts to be “hip,” or whatever the word is now, they simply appear the fool to those that they’re trying to impress. It truly is sad.

American politics are caught now in a struggle caused by an attempt to fix the river in place. Due to the manipulations of the Russians, manipulations accepted by the Republican party, because it gave them an unexpected victory, the Republican agenda, an agenda warped by hyper-conservatism, is attempting to keep America from moving forward, with all the dangers, and chaos, created by the attempt. If your personal life cannot be fixed in place, then it follows that public life cannot be fixed in place either, so this Republican agenda is the root cause of the chaos in American politics today, because it is antithetical to the real movement of life, both public, and private.

Not that Democrats don’t share part of the blame, because they often attempt to push the river ahead, through too liberal an approach, which, of course, is as impossible as fixing the river in place. Neither hyper-conservatism, nor hyper-liberalism is the answer to America’s, or the world’s, problems. However, the Democratic view of life as moving forward is a fundamentally correct one, so I give them a bit more credit than I do any conservative, because conservatism is the incarnation of the mind attempting to fix the river in place.

What is the political philosophy that most conforms to the movement of life, if both far right and far left are inadequate?

The only political viewpoint that conforms to life is moderate progressive. Life moves continuously, just as the river does; things change, what once worked no longer works in the face of changing conditions. Moderate progressive follows this ever changing pattern of life by allowing our laws to change with life as required, rather than trying to return us to a past that exists only in the murky pond of our memory, or trying to create a future which is even more of an illusion than our past, because it exists only within the limitations of human imagination.

I know that many liberals will take offense to my attack on human imagination, insisting that it is our imagination that allowed progress in the first place, but imagination is limited by the limitations of the human mind, and that is, indeed, tragically limited. I know we humans don’t like to think so, but, to quote a character created by Clint Eastwood, “a man’s got to know his limitations.” Too long the human race has blundered through life, insisting that everything we do is good, when the evidence is mounting to the contrary.

This brings me to my strongest reason to oppose conservatism. We are on the threshold of making radical changes to this planet’s environmental systems, and if we do, future generations will suffer for it. We cannot afford to go back, cannot afford to return to what we think were our glory days, because to do so condemns our own grandchildren to a life we cannot imagine. We have no right to do that.

Today is the day that moderately progressive people need to take the reigns of government away from those who would either push us firmly into our past, or try to create a future based on humanity’s wildest hopes and dreams. Neither will work, and their bickering back and forth is the essence of stagnation. They cannot help us, nor can they help our grandchildren, so it is up to us. Vote, and when you vote, vote for those who look forward, but critically question whether what we are about to do will bring us good, or misfortune, because these are the people we need holding the reigns of government, and the future of life on Earth. Search for intelligence in your candidates, find it, not twitter storms, and vote for that.

 

 

You just need common sense

You don’t need scientists to understand what’s happening. You just need common sense. You just need to see Earth in your mind, before we came, before we lit the first man made fire, in order to understand how we’re doing it, and what we have to change in order to stop doing it. Millions will die if we don’t stop doing it, but you don’t seem to care, so I have some questions.

Are you really so selfish and narcissistic that you don’t care what happens to them?

If you are, please die as quickly as you can, in order to save lives.

Do you really believe that a God will reward you with an eternal heaven for killing them without a qualm?

There is no such God. This is up to us. Do something. Shout. Demand. Vote. Be heard.

You are Satan. You are God. This is up to us. Turn the coin face up and get on with it.

Stop burning shit, so rich men can stay rich. They need to find another job. You need to shout: “You’re fired!”

Stop hiding. Stop trying to dream it away. Stop avoiding the work. Do this now, because it will become…

… too late

… for them.

They are your kids, damn you! Your grand-kids! And you don’t have the balls to fight for them?

We are the “White Feather” generation.

You make me sick.

Author’s note:

My wife informed me after reading this that I had unintentionally used the words White Feather Generation in an outdated use without being aware of the White Feather Foundation formed by Julian Lennon in honor of his father. I truly apologize to Mr. Lennon for my unawareness of his foundation, or its work. We can all be ignorant of things, and I can be as ignorant as anyone else, as anyone who knows me will happily tell you. Having visited his website, I encourage everyone to become involved with his work, in any way they can. If, like me, you are poor, you can use the power of your words to spread awareness of his message, work, and his site, as I am now. You can find his wonderful Foundation here:

https://whitefeatherfoundation.com/

Please, follow the link, and in any way you can, support the Foundation’s work.

Cartoon America

I finally figured it out, what’s really wrong with America, what’s really keeping America from being great again, but you’re not going to want to hear it: we have met the enemy, as a great man once misquoted, and they is us. We, the people, or in this case, the toons, have come to believe in a caricature of ourselves, something that never really existed, an exaggerated image of ourselves as great, and everyone else as inferior. In short, we have come to believe in our own mythology, and sadly, that’s the way most Americans behave today, wandering tough guys, ready to kick ass and take names, calling everyone else cucks, up until the time someone bigger and badder comes along: for example, when a white supremacist gets punched in the head for being an asshole, and then suddenly becomes the victim, his right to free speech having been violated, with no thought entering into his mind that others might react to that speech.

Everything in America is exaggerated today. An example can be found in such a basic thing as our driving on our highways. No one in America, it seems, can be compelled to do the speed limit. Traffic on the highways is forty-five percent travelling way too fast, forty-five percent travelling way too slow, and ten percent trying to dodge around the resultant chaos. And, in fact, it’s the American definition of freedom itself that causes the chaos in American society, and turns us into that caricature that I mentioned previously.

The average American’s definition of freedom is: “I can do whatever I want, whenever I want,” but that isn’t really the definition of freedom, it’s the definition of chaos itself when you have over 300 million people all trying to practice that ideal at once. American freedom has no limitations of duty to others, and that itself is the caricature; such an ideal never existed, indeed, could never exist, except in the imagination of Americans.

Our cartoon president (should I spell that precedent?) is the poster child for those in American society responsible for placing him in the White House, with the help of foreign actors, of course, and an archaic electoral process designed to placate slave states (See? We’ve always been a cartoon). He honestly believes that he is above the law because he was elected president. Presidents, according to the Donald, can do whatever they want, because they’re the Commander in Chief, and leader of the free world, and the boss can do whatever he wants. It’s roughly the same illogic as when Americans believe that speeding is okay, because everyone else is doing it. Yet, just as Americans, he believes the law applies to everyone else, as when someone tries to sue him, or investigate his sleazy activities.

Sadly, President Toon does represent a substantial portion of Americans, those who believe in the comic book version of American history, and those who firmly believe in an America that never was, the America that rode the high plains of the world alone, six gun dangling from its hip, warning all other countries with its steely eyes not to mess with the U.S. Unfortunately, that leaves the rest of us surrounded by toons, and wondering how we can change the Toonited States of America back into the United States of America. Hopefully, somehow, through our democratic process, we will find a way.

The only death I want to see in America

The only death I want to see in America is the death of radicalism. Extremism is born of stupidity, a narrow minded inability to see anyone’s point of view but my own, and the argument between the two extremes is giving the Russian government exactly what it wants, and was trying to achieve in its meddling in the last election: the death of democratic discourse in the United States. Extremism plays into the hands of Vladimir Putin, his band of murderous thugs, and the allies they have placed in the highest offices of government in the United States. His plan to destroy democracy in the United States is working, because we are turning away from the fundamental thing that makes democracies work: intelligent discourse. The less we are willing to talk to each other, and compromise, because compromise is the essence of true democracy, the easier we become to manipulate, and that is what Vladimir Putin, a sociopath on the world stage, wants.

It is up to us, the moderate, reasoning people of the United States, the people who place education and intelligence above radicalized belief, to turn the American conversation away from the mindless name calling and hatred that characterizes American speech today.

We, as a nation, have to stop accepting and excusing violence in any form, physical, or verbal.  Whether it’s electing a Congressman after he assaults a reporter, because people understood his anger, or attacks on members of Congress, because they represent things that we hate, or feel will harm us, we, the people, must no longer condone, or even try to understand these actions. Our condemnation must be swift, and unified, because if we don’t we are sliding down the slippery slope toward fascism that Vlad the Manipulator has placed before us, and is happy to grease through his allies every day.

We need to stop this slide toward fascism that hard rhetoric and violent actions brings. Democracy, no matter what its limitations, or flaws, is the best form of government for the people. Fascism only works if you happen to be on the government’s good side, and the government’s good side changes on the whim of one, or the few, depending upon what blend of Fascism you happen to have operating in your country. Fascism can be appealing, because it’s the easiest form of government: you don’t need to think about anything, just follow: but if you think that’s appealing, I invite you to read my piece on Ernst Rohm, which you’ll find as an earlier post in this blog.

My father’s generation fought against tyranny and fascism. They sacrificed and shed blood to end its rule over the world stage. I find it appalling that we, as a nation, now seem to have forgotten that sacrifice, and that heritage. If you truly want to make America great again, you don’t do it through twitter, demagoguery, or admiring fascist killers and strong men, you do it through reinforcing the only bastions that defend democracy: intelligent discourse, transparency, and the rule of democratic law, none of which admits of hatred, bias, or an us, or them, mentality.

A Shorter History of Burning Shit

It occurred to me, re-reading one of my original posts, “A Short History of Burning Shit,” that it was too long, and would run right past the attention span of the modern human, at least in America, so I decided to do a new version, one that would not take too much time away from selfie time.

I think it’s important, once again, to point out that you don’t need climate scientists to come to some understanding of how human activity causes climate change, especially now that our under-educated and incompetent president has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Accord, using the same sort of logic that was used when I was a kid to tell us that “duck and cover” was going to save our butts from a nuclear attack: just pretend, and it’s going to be alright. Well, it’s not going to be alright, and here’s the short version of why it’s not, even if, like Donald Trump, we just pretend.

Humans are the only species on Earth, plant, or animal, that creates fire. We have been doing this for thousands, if not tens of thousands of years, probably almost a million years. We used rubbing sticks together, then flint and stone, to achieve this, but once we did, Earth’s relationship to fire changed.

Natural fires, those caused by lightening strikes (the most common), volcanism, and meteor strikes, burn for a time, but then go out when they run out of fuel, hit a natural barrier (like a river, or an ocean), or when the rain comes. Once these fires are gone, fire does not occur in those areas for many years afterward, because the natural fuel for fire is gone in that particular area. So, natural fires tend to be random, short term events.

Human fires, especially those used to power modern technology, tend to burn continuously, and the growth of our use of fire has been exponential with each technological advance. For example: the internal combustion engine, and the generation of electricity, are two types of man made fire that burn continuously around the world. It’s the continuous burning nature of man made fires that drives global climate change, and just pretending that it isn’t, or falling back on some cave man mentality, that atmosphere so big, isn’t going to help you.

The results will be catastrophic, no matter what scientists hired by oil companies tell you about the effects of carbon, and how much better your tan will be when the Earth warms to its highest temperatures in millions of years. Eighty percent of all humans live within a short distance of water, and the mass migrations of humans alone will cause chaos around the globe, even here in the United States. Perhaps you should ask yourself why Donald Trump, who believes that climate change is a Chinese hoax, wants sea walls strengthened around his seaside resort golf courses.

No one is asking us to return to the eighteenth century and hook up our oxen to carts to go the the market. Arguments that world civilization will collapse if we stop burning shit and turn to renewable sources of energy for some of our needs are ludicrous. It is hard to believe that adaptable humans will have an impossible time turning their mechanical skills working in coal mines, or on oil rigs, into marketable skills working in the highly mechanical world of renewable energy companies. In fact, they will have an immediate advantage over the rest of us in getting these new, highly skilled, and good paying jobs.

The only thing holding us back from making this change is that world governments, especially the present governments of Russia and the United States, are caught in the stranglehold of political contributions, and demands, by fossil fuel company investors, and fossil fuel company owners, one of whom is Vladimir Putin. The most marketable resource Vladimir Putin has is oil, but it’s easier to manipulate if you pretend you’re in favor of the climate accord, and then use your puppet to destroy it. The Godfather always distances himself from the crime.

This makes it our responsibility: yours, and mine. We must speak out, and elect officials who will take this seriously, and remove those who believe snowballs disprove climate change, at least in those countries where there remains a vestige of democracy, as we have here in the United States.

Life on Earth is an intricately connected web of life. Inaction will lead to the collapse of that web, and, once it collapses, even our technology won’t be able to overcome its effects, killing even the human spiders at the center of the web, who are presently sucking the life out of everything around them, perpetuating a zero sum game that they believe they will survive, at the expense of the rest of us, and all other life on this planet.

My White Supremacy

Let me preface this by telling you that I’m Caucasian, white, so when it comes to the subject of White Supremacy, or White Nationalism, or whatever you call it today, or will call it tomorrow, I am, naturally, an authority, because I meet the basic qualification: my skin is white. In fact, I don’t tan, so I almost guarantee that I’m more white than you, unless you’re an Albino. Again, this makes me more of an authority than you, especially when you factor in my education, which, unlike many of you, went well beyond the tenth grade, so tremble in fear of my absolute supremacy when it comes to being a white, pretend intellectual.

Now that I’ve established my ultimate supremacy over all other white people, due to my pasty whiteness and commanding intellect, let me fill you in on a few things that I have observed from the lofty tower of my ultimate white supremacy.

First:

Most white people I’ve met are just as dumb as anyone else, irregardless of their color. I base this observation on the evidence of their own words and behavior. I worked for many years in retail management jobs, and I can assure you, with absolute certainly that white people, no matter what their economic status, rich, or poor, are just as lazy, dumb, and entitled, as they claim others are.

Mr. White Entitled Businessman in the $3000 suit, if you’re standing in front of me, trying to chump me, the guy with way too much to do, into doing your shopping for you, because you’re too busy on the phone, you’re just as much of a lazy, dumb ass as you claim the inferior colored person on welfare is, because your welfare comes from tax breaks, rather than an E.B.T. card, but you’re getting the money from the same source of funds: me, the working poor.

Second:

White people are especially stupid, because they’ve bought the same con game since before the Civil War. And that con game is? White Supremacy itself. Want to keep the poor whites of the Anti-bellum south happy? Just convince them that they were superior just by being white, and giving them whites only shitters, even though they were as poor as slaves. Personally, I loved this article on the subject:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/opinion/article136803208.html

Please, follow the link, and read with an open mind, if you can find where you hid the key you’ve locked it down with. Go ahead, take some time to read it, I’ll be here when you get back.

Back already? My, you’re either a speed reader, or, like most entitled people, you stopped reading after the first few sentences, because what you were reading didn’t tally with your preconceived notions. That’s okay, there’s more.

Third:

The White Supremacist contention that all of today’s advanced culture is due to the accomplishments of white folks, is just as much a bunch of bullshit as anything else they claim. One reason: the gunpowder they used to exert their dominance throughout the world was an idea, and formula, swiped from the Chinese. Another reason: they completely ignore, or minimize the accomplishments of anyone non-white, and conveniently forget that they purposely kept those they felt were inferior in positions of inferiority by limiting the rights and education of the peoples they conquered with their stolen gunpowder.

Which brings me to the real ground of white supremacy; the ability of white society to organize crime on a societal level. Remember, in 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue, he may have been looking for a passage to the far east, but when he crashed into Mesoamerica, he happily reported the place was ready for plunder, conversion to Christianity, and that Mesoamerican women were fun to rape, so he could stock the brothels he constructed for his soldiers with kidnapped Mesoamerican women. Jesus loves me, this I know.

Indeed, if you follow the course of white culture throughout history, no matter what good we’ve brought into the world through our technology, such as advances in medicine, or industrialization, we have done so on a road paved in the blood of others. In fact, Western Culture throughout history has more resembled Mafia families fighting for territory than anything else, and oft times reminds me of the sequence in the Godfather movie where Michael Ricci renounces Satan even as his plan to wipe out the other Mob families is carried out by his henchman.

White Supremacy? I think not, and fortunately, for the world and all its people, the claims of white supremacists to superiority are no more valid than mine. So, it’s sad that a pile of garbage as big as white supremacy has gained national attention through the election of a narcissistic idiot who panders to the base instincts of an under-educated populace who themselves buy the same load of bullshit that they have been since the Civil War.

The Lesson of Ernst Rohm

Most, of course, will not recognize this name, even many of those who purport themselves to be Neo-Nazis. Once the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, and reputed to be one of the only people in the Third Reich who could call Adolf Hitler by his pet name in public, he is the poster child for why no one should revel in totalitarianism, no matter how appealing its simplistic, “I just follow the leader,” philosophy is.

The reason? Totalitarianism only works for you if you are amongst those that the regime values, or holds as an ally, or the strong man leader trusts. The moment his trust in you fails, usually because of the machinations of other people, or groups, within the party, jealous of your influence, or power, you wind up like Ernst Röhm, sitting in a jail cell waiting for someone to shoot you, because you refused their offer of suicide.

Or, if you’re a member of a group that the regime suddenly finds unacceptable, you find yourself being herded onto trains, to be “relocated” to a place where undesirables are kept, most likely a concentration camp, or slave labor camp.

Appeal to law, if this happens? There is none. Rule of law? There is none. The law is made by the select few, and applies only to the select few. And the select few changes on a whim, based on lies and conspiracy theory, as in the case of Ernst Röhm.

Please do not misapprehend what I’m saying. Ernst Röhm was a street thug and a killer. He was not someone I feel sorry for, I am simply using him as the best example of why you should avoid totalitarianism.

I find I have to bring this up, because today’s American political process is being subverted by people who espouse despotism, and admire despots and admitted killers, telling us that these are people to be admired for their strength. They are not. They are killers, thugs, and mass murderers, just like everyone surrounding Adolf Hitler. They are no more worthy of admiration than any other killer the human race has ever produced.

I find it idiotic that I have to bring up this lesson from history, since my father’s generation fought against this nonsense, but one of the people fawning over despots and admitted killers presently occupies the White House, and spews his trash into the airwaves every day on twitter. It is a shame, a criminal shame, that the United States has to endure a president who espouses everything we oppose, all in the name of making America great again, as if he would have any clue what that actually entailed.