Thursday, December 10, 2015

Antonin Scalia just kicked Clarence Thomas off the Bench and promoted Abigail N. Fisher

The admirable, but ultimately tragic and sad career of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just took another dramatic strange twist as his fellow Justice Antonin Scalia plainly stated blacks can not do well in higher education. On page 67-68, of the 113 page Official Oral Arguments in the newly revisited, Abigail N. Fisher vs. University of Texas case, Scalia has this to say,
There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-­Americans to to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-­advanced school, a less — a slower­-track school where they do well.  
One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re — that they’re being pushed ahead in — in classes that are too — too fast for them.  
I'm just not impressed by the fact that ­­- that the University of Texas may have fewer. Maybe it ought to have fewer. And maybe some ­­you know, when you take more, the number of blacks, really competent blacks admitted to lesser schools, turns out to be less. And ­­ and I ­­ I don't think it -­­ it ­­- it stands to reason that it's a good thing for the University of Texas to admit as many blacks as possible. I just don't think ­...
And that is what Clarence Thomas faced when he went to Yale University. Before becoming a Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas underwent withering racial bigotry at Yale. He was told he didn't belong there, that he was there simply there because of the color of his skin. After getting his JD, Justice Thomas found rampant racism from Law Firms who dismissed his accomplishments as all being owed to Affirmative Action. As Thomas himself recounted,
"I peeled a fifteen-cent sticker off a package of cigars and stuck it on the frame of my law degree to remind myself of the mistake I'd made by going to Yale. I never did change my mind about its value."
In response to this, Thomas did what so many do when faced with bullies, he adopted the language and beliefs of his oppressors and began to advance the agenda of his racist enemies. To congratulate him for his supplication, conservatives set about getting him onto the Supreme Court and rewarded him with a white woman, Ginni, an ultra-conservative woman rife with her own fascist, oppressive, intolerant agenda.

In gratitude, Justice Thomas has gone along as conservatives stole the 2000 election and created a broad category of rights for Corporations, to enforce their owners discriminatory beliefs, to be free of criminal neglect for their actions, and to place them in position to buy the American Democracy.

As to the Abigail Fisher, she's been at this most likely at the behest of some conservative Svengali, since 2012. What's at play here is the plain white power belief that in America if a black person or minority is given a chance, a job, or a college admission it has been taken away from a more deserving white person. Because the reactionary right-wing bigots believe America is a Zero-sum Game. The right-wing calls of reverse-racism have been building for years and now have reached the Supreme Court. The details surrounding Fisher, that by no metric or standard would she have gotten into the University of Texas, are irrelevant. 

It's a chance for right-wing bigots to soothe the anguished cries of undeserving white people. Take Back My Country and Make America Great Again are not even thinly veiled references to a time in American History when undeserving white people were elevated, given jobs, legacy admissions, government support, aid, and assistance simply because of the color of their skin. The only affirmative action White America has ever supported is for unqualified whites.

Conservatives yearn for a time when an ignorant white man was the pinnacle of creation, lauded and revered. This has been the message of Faux News for the last 20 years, and this is the unvarnished message of the 2016 Republican Presidential Campaign. This is the goal of the American Conservative.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

When Republicans offer their "thoughts and prayers" they literally care nothing about gun violence and won't do anything about it (Updated)

As the horrific mass shooting in San Bernadino was ending, Republicans once again offered up their "Thoughts and Prayers". And do you know why?

Because that hollow statement amounts to literally nothing. Go into your pharmacy and pay for your prescription with your "thoughts and prayers" and see how many pills you get. After eating at Ruth Chris Steakhouse tell the manager he has your "thoughts and prayers" and leave. Buy Bill O'Reilly's latest dreck-filled fact avoidant book Killing-Jaysus with your thoughts and prayers and see how long it is before Bill-O calls his Faux News secret police on you.

When the NRA endorses a Republican candidate for Office do they send them their "Thoughts and Prayers"? No, the NRA sends them money. Because the NRA knows "Thoughts and Prayers" are worthless and they want something from the candidates they buy.

The NRA has a Golden Ring of Freedom, which are Corporations who have contributed at least $1 million to the NRA, Gun Makers the Freedom Group, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Springfield Armory, as well as 6 Firearm related Corporations are in the Golden Ring of Freedom.

And so, the Gun Makers have been funneling massive amounts of blood-soaked money to the NRA and the Republicans get the blood-soaked money from the NRA and they dutifully vote to allow guns anywhere and everywhere. Go see how much the NRA paid for your Congressman because the Republicans have been bought and bought cheaply.

What Republicans have been doing in exchange for the Golden Ring of Freedom money has been to systematically weaken gun regulations, offer protection to the Gun Industry and ensure that gun makers can enjoy massive profits of the death of 30,000 Americans every year with no fear of retribution.

The NRA and Firearm Manufacturers are feeding the money they make off the deaths of thousands back into the political machine to make deaths by guns more likely.

In 2005, George W(orst President Ever) Bush backed by the Republican Controlled House and Senate at the behest of their NRA masters, passed Legislation making Gun Manufacturers immune to Lawsuits for their Negligence.

Wayne LaPierre stated the 2005 law had been the "No. 1 legislative priority of the National Rifle Association". Of course, the NRA "lobbied lawmakers intensely for it". Sickeningly 59 Democrats joined in the House to pass it a vote of 283 to 144. 

Over at Think Progress, Igor Volsky has catalogued how much the NRA paid the Republican Party to do literally nothing about the flood of guns and the unsurprising resultant mass shootings in America.

We have let an insane hard-core of gun worshiping fanatics, egged on by a blood-soaked Industry fronted by cowardly chicken shit cynical Lobbyists* in the NRA control the gun debate in this Nation. Hence we are flooded with firearms and we have daily mass shootings.

And the Republican Party with their hollow thoughts and prayers constantly let's the American People know they have nothing to offer them and will do nothing about it.
*- Here's some neat facts about Wayne LaPierre and David Keene. LaPierre spent the late 60's and early 70's going to college. As soon as he got his Master's he went to work as a DC Lobbyist. David Keene started work in Washington DC in the late 1960's working for noted Republican criminal Spirio Agnew.  The Leaders of the NRA are Typical Conservatives. They never had a real job. Never worked for a living. Never served a Day in Uniform. Chicken Hawk Cowards who skirted Vietnam to spend 40 years as lobbyists in Washington DC. Just your Average American Conservative.
Fortunately, the shooting in San Bernadino might motivate Republicans because these gun-wielding killers have scary names Sayeed R. Farouk and Tashfeen Malik, unlike gentle-loner and conservative hero Robert Lewis Dear. So, the only gun control we might get in this country will come in the form of making it illegal for brown and black people to have guns just as the Founding Fathers intended.

Update 2:
On MSNBC Morning Joke, Republican Congressman Max Thornberry of Texas, whose been in office for 20 years, pounded home that Republicans aren't going to do anything about Guns. Eventhough they are the common element in 355 mass shooting in 2015 thus far. Thornberry played the game about the term "assault rifle" and semantics about gun parts that gun nuts bust out to confuse the situation and offered up the canard that Laws won't stop gun violence. As we all know since Laws can't stop crime therefore the only option is to abolish all laws.

What is needed, and what has always been needed, is the Will to Act. The Will to enforce Gun Laws. It's not that the Will is Lacking or that a large segment of Soceity is opposed, it's that the Will of the American People is actively being thrwarted by the Republican Party, who are wholly owned by the blood-soaked NRA.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Another Mass Shooting, Guns will Destroy Us

"We're living in a country, a free country, where people have a right to express their Second Amendment rights." NRA President David Keene. 
12 people are apparently dead with another dozen people wounded in San Bernadino California as 3 camo-wearing, tactically-outfiited, heavily armed men became the latest people to express their Holy Second Amendment Rights. The attack possibly targeted the Inland Regional Center, a free clinic for the disabled.

Does it really matter why? There is nothing to write about this other than these incidents will continue because Gun Law Policy in this country is controlled by a hard nut of gun-humping fanatics, who will never allow any laws whatsoever to contain/control guns. We have ceded our lives to the whims of short-dicked maniacs who absolutely consider guns and gun rights more precious human beings. These Mass Shooting are the Ultimate Expression of White Privilege.

Now, the internet dance will begin again the Gun-Humping Maniacs who will descend upon every internet news story and scream and scream and scream until everyone gets tired of trying to rationally debate and Americans return to their daily routine until the next mass shooting* at which point the dance begins again.
 *- Mass Shootings are occurring on average more than once per day.
American Society is being held hostage to the NRA, gun nuts, and the Gun Manufactuering Industry whom absolutely love these mass murder events because it drives up sales and makes them millions in profits.

And you never know when some Faux News-fueled, anti-Obamacare white conservative domestic terrorist is going to Take His Country Back and go off and slaughter some of America's Enemies in a Planned Parenthood Clinic, a Yoga Studio, or a Movie Theater.

If we had a functioning Government in this Nation each of these shooting would be investigated by Congress at the same level the Republicans are investigating Benghazi, Obamacare, and Planned Parenthood. But, we do not we have a Republican Government. And the Republican Government's role and goal is crush the American People and grind us down into obedient, docile, broken Wage Slaves, willing to accept whatever crumbs the Nietzcheian UberClass deems us worthy to receive.

So, as you leave for work or to return home just ask yourself is today the day some gun-totting madman decides he wants to smoke a cigarette inside a diner, or is today the day some Second Amendment Hero decides he's going to strike a blow at Obama's Tyranny.

A smoking Bushmaster, overwhelmingly the symbol of these massacres, will be used to etch Sic Transit Gloria into history when people wonder why America ceased to be.

Conservatives wished Robert Dear killed more people at Planned Parenthood

Now, that a few days have passed Faux News has picked up the White Man's Burden and begun the slow and steady justification of the Domestic Terror Attack on Planned Parenthood.

Right-Wingers follow a set pattern in their process of justifying these incidents of right-wing violence. And groups who ostensibly are not supposed to be right or left are always shown to be front groups for the advancement of white conservative power, because there is no pushback by the Pro-Police #Bluelivesmatter, who should conceivably be upset a Police Officer was killed, but in reality is just another right-wing group dedicated to pushing for white power.

First is misdirection, the conservative internet was awash in bullshit claiming this was a bank robbery and had nothing to do with Planned Parenthood. Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger was brought on CNN to demand Planned Parenthood apologize while the terrorist attack was still unfolding. Afterwards, the Media aided conservatives by playing, 'Oh goodness we don't know what the motivations might be...' for 2 days.

Next comes accusation. Cuban Refugee and potential Communist Infiltrator Ted Cruz jumped in on Jim Hoft's claim that Robert Lewis Dear is actually a "Transgendered leftist activist". The proof of this is a claim by Hoft, is that Dear is registered "female" on his voter registration in North Carolina. But, this tactic is a dual-edged sword because the Conservatives whole-heartedly agree with murdering people who do not adhere to their rigid ideology of hatred, oppression and intolerance.

So, then comes endorsement. Bill O'Reilly when talking about the attacks on Planned Parenthood, devoted his talk show intro to justifying his demonization and call to kill Doctor George Tiller and accentuated words like deserved while Bill-O echoed Robert Lewis Dear by claiming PP is in the "baby parts business".

Meanwhile, the entire conservative media infrastructure is playing the tired old tune, 'Biased liberal media! Biased liberal Media!' Conservative Power must always be served. And conservatives are more than willing to sacrifice anyone, even their so-called revered heroes (Veterans and Cops) to advance their Agenda. Toma over at Sick Horses captured the tweets of Republican Presidential Candidates which showed a remarkable lack of acknowledgment, let alone condemnation, of the Right-Wing Domestic Terror Attack.

And this whole right-wing kabuki dance has one goal in mind, to allow conservatives to wash their hands of any guilt and allow the right-wing wurlitizer to go back into cranking up the conservative domestic terrorists for their next attack. It's the same pattern they follow in murders of black people, although in those cases conservatives viciously slander the dead African-American victim (even if it's a child) with a non-stop smear campaign to justify the murder.

Because what Faux News is doing is letting every liberal, minority, woman, or LBGTQ person in America know that it's open season on them. Faux News is torquing up their pack of "lone wolves" and letting them loose on society. And after a right-wing white terrorist murders you, Faux News and the Conservative Internet will celebrate your death and call for more.