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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:14 PM

Jim Wright's Charlottesville discussion on FB is full of fucks and fury

Jim Wright added 2 new photos.
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Charlottesville Open Discussion

I keep trying to get to a point in this insanity where I can write a piece, but it's all going sideways
So, instead, some observations:

- Fuck racist terrorists. This isn't free speech. You don't bring guns, clubs, torches, and shields to peaceful demonstration. This is terrorism. These people are terrorists. A car just plowed into a crowd of anti-racist protesters. I've watched the video. It was deliberate. It was attempted murder. This is terrorism and should be called such. So far as a I know, the terrorists have not been caught yet. Fuck those cowards.

- Fuck the Confederacy. Every symbol of the Confederacy, every monument, every flag, every statue, should be pulled down, uprooted, smashed into rubble, and burned. Fuck Robert E. Lee, he was a traitor, pull down his statue, melt it down, recast it into urinals. Piss on the Confederacy.

- Fuck Nazis. I don't want to hear any social justice warrior bullshit about not confronting these racist shitbags with violence if necessary. They get punched in the head, they take a lead pipe over the skull, well it just plain sucks to be a Nazi. I'm not going to sugar coat that for you. Nazis are Nazis, they deserve nothing but a boot in their yellow teeth and punch in the throat. They're getting off easy. Our grandfathers hunted Nazis down and EXTERMINATED them and it's to our everlasting shame that we let this cancer regrow in our midst. Fuck Nazis.

- Fuck Trump. Trump owns this. Republicans own this. This isn't the Alt-Right, this IS the right. These sons of bitches are literally shouting "Sieg Trump" in the streets of Charlottesville right now. Fuck Trump.
These people are the vile residue, the foul distillation, of every failed hateful rotten-tooth inbred ideology in history. Don't let them hide. Don't make excuses for them. Get them out in the open. Make them own it. They have jobs -- some of them. They have parents and kids and neighbors. They have churches. The Constitution gives them a right to their hate, but not a right to be free of the consequences. Publish their pictures. Publish their license plates. Get them out in the open. Pull their hoods off. They're standing out there shouting hate, flying the flag of treason, their arms upraised in the Hitler salute. Make them own it. Make them infamous. Don't let them hide.

Pictures via Daily Progress http://www.dailyprogress.com//collection_9ad95178-7f81-11e
Update: The car has been found. The terrorist is still on the loose.
Update: Terrorist in custody. As yet unidentified.


Jim Wright
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Note:
I fully expect I'll get suspended from Facebook again within the next 24 hours.
One thing I've learned: Nazis, Confederates, White Supremacists, these people generally get all kinds of snowflake in a need of a safe space when somebody says something mean about them. Which would be me, saying mean things about them.
And as usual, I fully expect Facebook to protect the racists, the bigots, the traitors and the haters, and put me into jail to protect their delicate master race feelings.
Just a heads up, in case I disappear. Again.



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I'm not endorsing violence but just wanted to share the post from a lefty with a career military background. About the time this was written two hours ago, watching TV, reading the news, I felt that Jim's post mirrored the thoughts and some of the rage I was feeling earlier that I wish I could mold into something useful. And I have to confess that I'm still ready to punch some Nazis myself, however ineffective the punches are coming from a middle-aged out-of-shape petite woman.

And as Tim Wise wrote this morning, those Nazis aren't protesting; they're inciting violence and war and building a political movement.

Silence is complicity.

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Reply Jim Wright's Charlottesville discussion on FB is full of fucks and fury (Original post)
Turn CO Blue Aug 12 OP
RandomAccess Aug 12 #1
Turn CO Blue Aug 12 #2
RandomAccess Aug 12 #3
pangaia Aug 12 #4
Turn CO Blue Aug 12 #5
pangaia Aug 12 #6
GusBob Aug 13 #13
ProgressiveValue Aug 12 #7
bucolic_frolic Aug 12 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 12 #9
Doug the Dem Aug 12 #10
lastlib Aug 12 #11
radical noodle Aug 13 #12

Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:47 PM

1. Could I get a link please?

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:53 PM

2. Sure. Jim Wright writes at Stonekettle.com and his FB link is below:


I don't always agree 100% (maybe 80%) but I try to read a lot of different voices on the left (and few in the center) and he is worth following. Often, he is quite humorous but not today obviously.

www.facebook.com/Stonekettle

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:54 PM

3. Thanks

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:25 PM

4. Is this "Texas' Jim Wright?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:30 PM

5. Different Jim Wright. This one lives in Alaska and is a retired Navy officer.


The other passed away in 2015 and was Speaker of the House at one point in history back when Texas produced some very fine true-blue Democrats (of which my grandmother was one -- my whole family being from Texas and full of Univ of Texas Austin liberals).

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:31 PM

6. Thanks. I didn't know "Jim Wright' passed away.

One of my heroes.

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:54 AM

13. He lives now in Florida

Great writer

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:37 PM

7. His endorsement of outright attacking them would play into their hands.

 

A whole bunch of them are walking around with assault weapons and are just itching for someone to take a swing so they can "fear for their life".

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:41 PM

8. I am evolving

I always wondered, or asked, how do you erase history?

And my approach was wrong.

All societies erase history. When governments fall throughout human history,
the statues, monuments they all come down. Crowds topple them in celebration.

So you can't erase, but you can remember why, and you can refuse to look at it
every day. The Egyptians knew what they were doing. They buried their pharoahs -
deep underground. Out of sight, out of mind.

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:48 PM

9. They pretend they are honoring the confederacy but they are discrediting it big time. . . . nt

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:52 PM

10. To Greatest Threads You Go

 

REC THIS!

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:57 PM

11. I Agree! Fuck the Nazis!

Last edited Sun Aug 20, 2017, 10:08 PM - Edit history (1)

Fuck the neo-Nazis!

Fuck the KKK! Fuck the Confederate apologists!

Fuck 'em all! And tRumpf too!

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Response to Turn CO Blue (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:50 AM

12. Love Jim Wright and Stonekettle

Here's a link to his web page (different than his Facebook page, I believe). Great stuff there for DUers.

http://www.stonekettle.com/

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