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Further Comments on Conservative Bigotry

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Ongoing Discriminatory Practices by the Right Wing

This problem is systemic, it's not going away any time soon since the Conservative segment of our society broadly approves of Bigotry, they don't even seem concerned about covering it up any more.

Just a question of which specific "Targets" of opportunity they're going after at this particular time. As mentioned in the original comment, those targets change as necessary to meet their Political/Economic goals.

Racial Discrimination remains their default "Bigotry" of choice, unfortunately, and has been for as long as the USA has existed.

Don't suppose I have to remind anyone on this website or "User Group" of that, I'm sure we're all more than familiar with that putrid piece of "Information".

By my experience, that's especially true in the southern states, seems that "Chronic" racists can't help themselves. Based on their behavior I'm guessing that they actually support (Cherish!) the centuries old "Legacy" memory of Slavery, because of THAT, several Governors in that region have been known to "Joke" about the need for secession, very funny, right?

As most of us know, they're still proudly flying the Confederate flag "Regionally" in support of their Southern Ancestry. They raise the "Stars and Bars" flag in protest (apparently), as tho Lincoln and the entire Northern US were actually Oppressors of those poor plantation owners, became that by declaring war against the entire concept of slavery.

And in that same southern territory you've got outright IDIOTS like Rand Paul saying that Civil Rights legislation serves NO PURPOSE, with his father (Ron Paul) loosely tied to White Supremacist websites and political donations from them.

His excuse? No one was "Monitoring" those donations, and no one "Monitored" the racist propaganda posted on his website either.

But that's apparently Just Business as Usual for the Libertarian Leadership, both of these A$$wipes have been elected even with widespread national publicity about these "Regressive" Jim Crow ambitions of theirs and (related?) White Supremacist affiliations.

RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY:

Religious Hate Speech has lately become a favorite of the Right Wing since it can be tied to ambitions of WAR, that Intolerance has been REALLY popular among the Conservatives for at least the last decade, as I'm sure you're aware per the "This Crap will Never Die" comment you shared.

What's REALLY behind these Conservative policies of Warmongering? They're protecting their own financial interests, of course, and Right Wing Political/Religious punditry LOUDLY supports those interests by calling for Military Actions while hiding behind the pretense of "Justified" Religious Intolerance.

GOP legislators NEVER pass up an opportunity, they're EAGER to commit our troops to any possible conflict in the Middle East. John McCain and the GOP Senate Leadership haven't failed to comment about Syria or Iran at every National Defense (Senate Armed Services) meeting, and we all know how well our current Economy can handle THAT, right?

No problem for those well paid Senate Leaders. And they're not in any danger of going overseas to fight a "War on Terrorism", neither are their family members, our National Military members will continue to serve that particular purpose.

But those same Senate Leaders will certainly (Eagerly!) volunteer someone else's children to fight in the Middle East, as has already been clearly demonstrated across the last decade. While that same "Leadership" continues to conduct GOP sanctioned (Media Released) press conferences and interviews calling for further Middle East "Intervention", proposing military actions in Iraq and elsewhere designed to ignite further conflict in that region.

Listened to Pat Robertson lately? Openly supports Middle East conflict, ANY conflict, since he's waiting for the Rapture, you know? His personal ambitions would be fulfilled by dragging the rest of us into another war, supposing he had that kind of following/influence.

Ongoing Lucrative National Defense Contracts continue to reflect Conservative financial interests, but War Industry Profits are running down with us pulling out of Iraq/Afghanistan. So the combined Legislative/National Defense Contractors (Senate Leaders & Lobbyists) are pushing for war harder than ever, supporters of Pat Robertson's cause no doubt.

Manipulative GOP Policies in support of War:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11781005

Failure to take responsibility for their Conservative Policies:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022728309

SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN SUPPORT OF CONSERVATIVE GOALS

And it's getting worse, if we're SERIOUSLY going to affect change it's become necessary at the SCOTUS level, can't believe the recent decisions.

What exactly is it that some of these members (Scalia, in particular) understand to be the function of that court? They're not being the "Final Judiciary" opinion, as would be historically their position in our government, instead they're actually Striking Down Laws in the face of public outrage.

From picking the POTUS (George W.) to removing prevention of "Voter Intimidation" tactics, they're by appearance deep into Big Corporate Money pockets, apparently the "Majority of Five" Conservatives could care less about broad public approval. And voter "Suppression" tactics disproportionately affect Minority members as most of us are aware, the Court is simply clearing the way for that by it's recent removal of the "Voter Rights" act.

Court members were NEVER "Objective" either, contrary to some public opinion, that court was making Partisan decisions even before George W. appointed his current "Favorite" members to that court, what else would explain the "Florida State Bush VS Gore" decision?

An election handed over to the Republican Party, and Conservatives certainly weren't complaining about "Judicial Activism" then, were they?

RECENT ELECTION DECISIONS

With the SCOTUS having long since decided that "Corporate Personhood" is legitimate, they're currently linking that decision to election funding under Citizens United.

For those unaware of it, the Court has now imposed upon our Government and We the Public the broad National policy that Money Equates to Speech for those contrived "Corporate Persons", nice strategy, right?

From this point on we'll have to worry about results of those decisions undermining our Political Process, amounting to outright (SCOTUS Sanctified!) purchase of elections without Accountability, since we voters aren't entitled to know where Campaign Funding originates under this new "Environment".

Think that's called a "Rigged Game", or maybe "Gaming the System" applies, since Wall Street Influence will certainly be involved.

How reassuring. But you probably didn't want a rant about "Judicial Activism", right?

Note:

If you've not seen it, my first post regarding this topic can be found at this link:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/11873372

About that post, above "Thread" (Rant?) was meant to be my response to a reply given on the African American group (Thanks Number 23!).

Thanks for the supportive comments on these threads, appreciate the feedback.

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Response to M Kitt (Original post)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 08:53 AM

1. A lot of great thinking in this thread!

But this point:

As most of us know, they're still proudly flying the Confederate flag "Regionally" in support of their Southern Ancestry. They raise the "Stars and Bars" flag in protest (apparently), as tho Lincoln and the entire Northern US were actually Oppressors of those poor plantation owners, became that by declaring war against the entire concept of slavery.

And in that same southern territory you've got outright IDIOTS like Rand Paul saying that Civil Rights legislation serves NO PURPOSE, with his father (Ron Paul) loosely tied to White Supremacist websites and political donations from them.

His excuse? No one was "Monitoring" those donations, and no one "Monitored" the racist propaganda posted on his website either.


The I didn't do it 'personally' so it's not my belief nonsense needs to be called out time and again.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 01:47 PM

2. @JAG, appreciate the input, thanks.

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There are many supportive links to these comments, didn't include them since this thread was written in reply to "Number23" on another thread and I didn't reference it the way I normally prefer to.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11873372#post1

Maybe next time

Regarding misbehavior of Rand Paul or his politically failing father (not campaigning for the next election), there's no shortage of material to choose from, an example to follow.

As Previously Posted:

Senator Rand Paul states that he’d not REALLY like to repeal the last 50 years of Anti-Discrimination policies and supporting legislation in the United States, only certain parts of it.

Specifically, the parts that prevent private business from engaging in discrimination practices.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/20/rand-paul-tells-maddow-th_n_582872.html

Which serves to identify Senator Paul as supportive of "Regressive" political ideals, attracts them to vote in support of his cause.

Eventually “Jim Crow” law could easily “Rise Again” in Southern states, thanks to the GOP Right Wing fringe.

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That comment was also posted as part of a larger thread, (as follows) centered around the 2012 Primary Campaign efforts of Herman Cain.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1186205

Again, thanks for the supportive comments JAG.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 9, 2013, 03:46 PM

3. @ JAG Regarding "Whiny White People" posted elsewhere

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UPDATE:

Just reviewed the thread you posted regarding the original "Dear Whiny White People". Think you're correct per the opening remarks, a large segment of white America doesn't want to be reminded of our National history of Slavery or following institutionally supported practices of Discrimination.

Those same "willfully ignorant" people seem to be following in the footsteps of the "Ayn Rand" crowd, take that same completely selfish perspective, don't want shared social responsibility for the welfare of anyone else.

Think I'll post the rest of my remarks here since they'd otherwise be lost in the general confusion.

From my Perspective

Many try to deflect ownership of that "National Slave Legacy" as you've mentioned, by methods that include comparative statements like "Our Ancestors had it nearly as bad". Minus the Generational Subjugation and Slavery, and following Discriminatory Practices, they mean.

AND many of those same "Deniers" claim not to realize current conditions of resulting White Privilege since that understanding (acceptance) would come with the cost of recognizing ongoing Racist practices.

Acknowledging White Privileged Status would make them Complicit, they'd not only have to share the Guilt of behavior their Ancestors have never been held accountable for, they'd also have to accept shared Responsibility for that, as well as for current ongoing discriminatory practices.

That can't be allowed to happen, since it would threaten their Current Entitled Social Status. Equality isn't one of their priorities, let's just say.

So they instead LOUDLY proclaim their own innocence (I'm not a Bigot, and besides, I'm not responsible for what my ancestors have done, right?) Without concern for the Generational impoverishment of others that's resulted in their current conditions of relative Comfort.

That's my take on this subject, thanks again JAG.

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Response to M Kitt (Original post)

Sat Aug 10, 2013, 11:44 AM

4. Kick

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Response to NOLALady (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 06:39 PM

5. Not in LA, Lady?

Thanks for the "Kick".

Recommendation, Randi Rhodes. Think she's still available on Sirus Satellite too. I listen by way of Podcast but envy FLA radio listeners the "Live" experience.

Well worth the time if you're not already listening, been doing so since the "Air America" fallout, which for the record was in no way her responsibility.

Thanks again.

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Response to M Kitt (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 11, 2013, 10:29 PM

6. NOLA

New Orleans, LA.

A play on the song, "New Orleans Ladies"

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Response to NOLALady (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 12, 2013, 03:16 PM

7. OK, got it. Suppose I should have recognized the state map.

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Which could be mildly embarrassing for me, huh?



Apologies, I'm obviously not local tho, haven't ever been. LA for me has always been "City of the Angels" But that doesn't take away from my appreciation of New Orleans music, and sorry about the whole "Katrina" fiasco, our entire National "response" was sorry, for that matter.

On the other topic, my recommendation stands, RR is worth listening to if you haven't.

Thanks.

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