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Some White Americans are Showing Their True Colors Openly – Again

Donald Trump has shown them attacking Black people is once again acceptable

We know that President Donald Trump is a racist. It’s plainly clear to anyone with any common sense. He proclaims it all the time when he opens his mouth, with comments like ‘kung flu’ that he has used in two rally speeches so far.

That’s bad enough, but then we see White Americans figuring that if Donald Trump can do it, so can they. I can hardly stand to be a White American and I offer my apologies for, which will never be enough, the fools who are treating Black people, Americans, like inferiors.

Is it that white people are just being ugly to their fellow American Persons of Color, or have they always harbored hate and can now express it?

What To Expect

Upcoming Posts

It is difficult to get oneself into a groove of writing regularly. I’m still struggling to do so. It’s not for a lack of topics either.

I’ve got several in mind. Some will be Blog Shorts and the rest of the longer length. Let me list some of the topics I plan to write about:

  • Donald Trump’s Tulsa Speech (full length)
  • Defunding The Police, Not “No Police” (blog short)
  • Republican Zombies: Trump Followers (blog short)
  • Geoffrey Berman: Trump’s Obstruction of Justice (full length)
  • Trump Administration: They Come & They Go (full length)
  • Is Trump Trying to Become a Fascist Dictator? (full length)
  • Floyd & Brooks: A Continuing Pattern (full length)
  • Whistling Dixie: The War of the Statues (full length)

The order that these topics appear is random. For the longer full length posts a lot of research needs to be accomplished. That slows done my regular publishing. Depending of what I find in my research, some full length articles may change into Blog Shorts and vice versa.

So, what I have decided to do is publish on a schedule where on Monday I’ll publish a Blog Shorts (this one being this weeks), on Wednesday and Saturday I’ll publish full length articles. I’ll try it out and see how it works. If I have to shuffle it around later I will.

Now, if you should ever have a topic you’d like to hear about just drop me a line. I promise to do my best to accommodate you.

Now, as for the rest of today I’ll enjoy some Fritos and continue my research.

Until next time

I Usually Don’t Buy ‘Tell All’ Books

The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton

Bolton’s book

Now, usually, not only will I not purchased or read ‘tell all’ books, I also don’t buy books where the President of the United States is central to the book. I figure I lived through their presidency, why relive it?

However, after hearing excerpts of John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened”, I made an exception. This book covers Bolton’s time as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. Now, my personal opinion of Bolton is that he’s too hawkish for me. I really wasn’t upset when he left government service.

Trump’s Propaganda Ministry

Josef Goebbels Would Be Proud

Donald Trump, like any leader in the world, have staff to aid them in carrying out their duties. Most leaders have a press secretary, by some name, that interacts with the media and the media reports to the public.

In the Trump Administration there two media networks that do more than report the news. Fox News and One American News Network (OANN) are networks that go beyond reporting, becoming accomplices in spreading the lies of racist Donald Trump and his racist operatives. Fox News and OANN are complicit to the point that the networks changed from media organizations into a propaganda ministry.

Honorable Elected Republicans in Congress

Are there only two?

Note: It is really hard to get posts I’m working on finished when I continually have to speak out on news reports that pull away my attention.

Are US Senators Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski the only Republicans in the United States Congress with any honor in their character? It seems so after Donald Trump’s tweet today about the 75 year old peaceful protestor, Martin Gugino, who was shoved by Buffalo police officers. Mr Gugino fell to the ground, striking his head on the concrete and sustained a head injury. As officers walked past Mr Gugino, you could see blood coming from his head. I’m sure you’re aware of the incident.

The 21st Century Civil Rights Movement, Part 1

Millennials & Gen Z Lead the Way

Mr George Floyd

As we all know, or should know, George Floyd was murdered by four Minneapolis police officers on May 25, 2020, and that it was captured on cellphone video. Mr Floyd was arrested by police for allegedly using a counterfeit twenty dollar bill to buy a pack of cigarettes. For this heinous offense, Mr Floyd paid with a death penalty being imposed on him. He was “tried”, “convicted”, and “executed” by members of the Minneapolis “Thin Blue Line.”

Mr Floyd was prone on the ground, handcuffed, and had ex-police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck. This lasted for well over eight minutes. Mr Floyd repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe,” but was ignored by the four officers. Ex-officers Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng, and Thomas Lane stood by observing while Chauvin murdered Mr Floyd. Not one of them rendered any assistance to Mr Floyd to save his life.

From left to right Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane

Mr Floyd is just one more name in a long and sad list of African Americans killed by police in America, with many of the police being found not guilty by a jury or never charged with a crime. Finally, after nine days, all four Minneapolis ex-officers have been charged by the Minnesota Attorney General. Chauvin, originally charged with 3rd degree murder, is now charged with 2nd degree murder. The other three ex-officers have been charged with aiding and abetting 2nd degree murder. Each faces the maximum penalty of 40 years in prison. At least, unlike Mr Floyd, they will get to breathe.

What Constitution?

Today starts a new type of blog posts I will make from time to time. I call these “Blog Shorts” and they will generally be no more than 500 words.

What the hell is wrong with the police forces in America? I have watched the news videos showing acts of violence committed by police officers around the country. The indiscriminate use of tear gas, rubber bullets and other “weapons” to assault our citizens protesting across the nation is wrong!

I have watched Atlanta police officers tazer and rip two people from a car, for no recognizable reason. The fact is that the six officers now have warrants out for their arrest on a variety of charges. I hope they all are feeling nervous about their futures. They earned it.

I have watched an NYPD patrol car drive through a group of protestors, watching as some of the protestors rolled off the hood of the vehicle. There isn’t a valid reason for this kind of act. The officer, or officers, in that vehicle need to be charged.

I listened to President Trump speak to the American public on how he is a “law and order” president. He warned the nation that he will, if necessary, be “dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults, and the wanton destruction of property.” He stated that the streets would be dominated in the cities.

I then watched protestors in Washington, outside the White House, as a line of federal riot police suddenly charged into the protestors nearby. Tear gas was tossed among them, shields were used to assault peaceful protestors, along with rubber bullets. This occurred about 25 minutes prior to the start of a 7pm curfew. Then I watched President Trump walk across the street to stand before the Episcopal Church sign and hold up a Bible (held backwards and upside-down). The attack on the protestors exercising their rights was simply so President Trump could get his photo opportunity. I guess his rights trumps (pun intended) the protestors.

These are just some of the scenes I watched. President Trump refuses to attempt to try and calm the nation. If he thinks his Rose Garden speech is going to stop the protests, he should think again. If anything it will increase the protests, maybe adding President Trump’s own lawlessness as a reason to be on the streets protesting.

The President is a coward and is scared. Be scared. Be very, very scared. November approaches. It is with the greatest hope that you will be defeated and sent packing by Joe Biden.

As for law enforcement agencies with officers tarnishing the reputations of departments across the country. Every cop using excessive force of any kind should be arrested, prosecuted, and jailed to the maximum extent of the law. Then, and only then, departments can begin to try and reestablish positive relations in the communities they police.

Until next time

Donald Trump – WAR Leader

I did not plan to write a post on Donald Trump so soon again, but he just can’t keep from making a spectacle of himself to the American public. I can’t let his behavior pass without calling him out.

President of the United States Donald Trump has called himself a war leader in fighting the invisible enemy of the COVID-19 pandemic. I agree that he is the WAR leader, but not the kind he thinks he is. Donald Trump is the White American Racists leader.

Why do I say this about the President? I will endeavor to explain.

American Racism: Still Going Strong

Will it Ultimately Destroy us?

Racism has been a part of the fabric of white America for over a century before the Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are created equal”. What the document failed to say is that the “equal” meant not what it should mean. The white men writing the declaration meant that only white men were created equal (and even that was a lie).

White America made the unspoken declaration that racism was acceptable, so much so that racism became deeply intrinsic to the nation. Decade after decade over the past 244 years it has been a large part of White Americans behavior. Regardless of where on the timeline of America we look, we can find plenty of racist behaviors, both societal and institutionally.

Racism, for this article, is defined at dictionary.com as:

  • a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
  • a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
  • hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

Donald “Tweety” Trump

Note: I’ve spent the past several days putting together a long post on a subject that I find particularly blaring about White America. However, after reading about the President’s antics over this Memorial Day weekend, I needed to speak about it now.

Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance of the men and women of the U.S. military who gave their lives for our nation. Yes, there is also a weekend of activities throughout the country, even during this pandemic that is far from finished with us. Yet, not everybody knows how to behave.

President Donald Trump spent his weekend doing his best to show his irreverence and contempt for our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines. He also did it just as publicly as he possibly could. To his credit, he’s never one to pass up an opportunity to make an ass of himself. Plus, we must not forget the Trump apologists who expect mainstream America to believe the twisted logic they put out on behalf of the President.