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Misplaced blame...

Imagine that...

"Imagine if these people ever faced actual oppression..."









If we want to remove white nationalism from America, white people need to abolish white supremacy

And I mean "white supremacy," not necessarily as a reference to nazis and Klan members... It's about THE system of race based stratification on which America has been founded on, that systemically makes whiteness the default standard that has relegated all non-whites to an inferior status. Although people of color can and have fought against white supremacy in this country, it's not going to be put on the scrapheap of history unless the white majority achieves self-awareness about what it has always meant to be white in this country and endeavor to bring forth true equality and justice, instead.

Here's a very good definition of what I mean about "white supremacy:"

By Nathan Palmer

White Supremacy: Not Just Neo Nazis

White supremacy is often mischaracterized as only a person or group of people (e.g. Neo Nazis & the KKK), but thinking of white supremacy in this way hides too many people who are affected by it. In this post Nathan Palmer will push us to think about white supremacy as an ideology and explore how each of us may personally believe it.

Every year we had a “multi-cultural day” at my elementary school. Usually in January (around Martin Luther King Day) or in February (to “celebrate” Black History Month). We’d eat foods from other cultures (there was always baklava), watch a movie about Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, and learn about how racism used to be a problem in the United States. The overall message was clear to all of us kids, “racism is something mean people used to do and if you do anything racist today, you’re a big meanie”.

I can still remember the befuddled look on my teacher’s face when I walked up to her and asked, “If today is multicultural day, then what are the rest of the days?” Her face scrunched together, she folded her arms, and told me, “Oh, just go back to your seat this instant!”

I was thinking about my multicultural day experience recently because last week was the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martine Luther King. The message I learned at these multicultural days (that racism is only a problem at the individual level) I think is largely still present in our society. But in many ways the issue of racism is as much about acts of discrimination as it is about the ideas and ideologies that support prejudice.

The Ideology of White Supremacy
To fully understand white supremacy we have to separate it from the people who identify as white. White supremacy is not a person or group of people, it’s an ideology. Ideology is fancy-sociology-speak for a collection of ideas that work together to affect how we see and understand the world around us. As an ideology, white supremacy encourages us to value white people, white culture, and everything associated with whiteness above the people, culture, and everything associated with people of color. We can encapsulate all of that by using the common white supremacist tagline, “white is right.”

We also have to separate white supremacy from white supremacists. Too often when we hear the word white supremacy we immediately think of men in white pointy hats standing around a burning cross. There’s no argument that the Kl Klux Klan and Neo Nazis subscribe to the white supremacist ideology, but they’re not the only ones. Anyone and everyone can adopt the ideology and white supremacy is reinforced by a wide variety of actions both big/small and intentional/unintentional.

Everyday White Supremacy

Everyday people of color are the targets of discrimination and stereotypes in ways that are overt and intentional, but this is only half the story. Microaggressions, which we’ve discussed here at SIF a number of times, are subtle and unconscious affirmations of white supremacy. For example, a Hispanic American woman is told, “you’re daughter is so beautiful for a Mexican baby.” Or a woman clutches her purse when a Black man enters an elevator. Everyday there are countless examples of people who say and do things that reflect and reinforce white supremacy. The point here is that any of us can reaffirm white supremacy even if we are unaware that we are doing so.

http://sociologyinfocus.com/2013/04/white-supremacy-not-just-neo-nazis/


In spite of how reprehensible it is for these white nationals to proclaim that America is a "white country," in a sick way, historically, they're right:



Yes, when presented with the face of white supremacy as white nationalists groups are marching through the streets of Charlottesville, VA, anti-racist whites have put their own lives on the line to oppose them. But it's like closing the barn door after the cows have escaped. If we want to stunt the growth of white nationalism in this country, we need to do two things:

1. Abolish endemic and systematic white supremacy and...

2. Support and create economic and social just for all.

A society that makes a priority of creating "winners" out of the wealthy and whites automatically creates violent outcomes for those who get the short end of the stick. Whites who have been indoctrinated to believe that they are entitled to be "winners" don't lash out at the rich whites who are oppressing and exploiting everyone, they lash out at people that they refuse of identify with, non-whites, non-Christians, immigrants and so on.

Although I keep hearing that what's happening in Virginia is "not America," it's not the time to close our ears and eyes to what America has always been about... A nation founded on the ideal of a white racial utopia, watered with the blood of black people, native Americans and Latinos, but has been spending its entire existence trying to erase that original stain. In spite of the fact that the white nationalists believe that they have an entitled right to defend white supremacy, it's incumbent on the rest of America, the majority of Americans of ALL races, creeds and colors to tell these racist ass motherfuckers to go fuck themselves.

America is for everyone.

Of course, the white nationalist terrorists are Trump supporters, Trump supports white nationalists

Trump Just Removed White Supremacist Groups From Terror Watch Program

BY GRANT STERN

PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 2, 2017


Reuters reports that the Trump regime is implementing a new change to America’s domestic terrorism programs that will officially install religious profiling against Muslims and remove the dangerous white supremacist extremist groups who are responsible for much violence across the United States from the watch lists.

The program, “Countering Violent Extremism,” or CVE, would be changed to “Countering Islamic Extremism” or “Countering Radical Islamic Extremism,” the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

Just in the past two years, authorities blamed radical and violent ideologies as the motives for a white supremacist’s shooting rampage inside a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina and Islamist militants for shootings and bombings in California, Florida and New York.
A reporter at ThinkProgress tweeted that eliminating the tracking of America’s homegrown extremists similar to the Ku Klux Klan, certain far-right “patriot” groups and neo-Nazi groups will also eliminate the crucial tracking that the CVE program does to monitor the ranks of these hate-crime gangs and criminal enterprises.

http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/02/02/trump-just-removed-white-supremacist-groups-terror-watch-program/

Anyway, I was sitting in Tim Horton's, enjoying my icecap and cruller...

Watching all of the cars and trucks driving by on the street...

And nothing else remarkable happened.

When it rains, it pours. Imagine that.

We ought to tell our winger friends that everything's fine

Of course, Trump is going to come out of this grand jury/Russia investigation/"witch hunt" situation on top. After all, he said so.

He's the "President," so he should know.

All he has to do is be who he is, especially if he gets subpoenaed to testify in front of Mueller's grand jury. Let his freak flag fly.

After all, what does he have to hide? It's all "fake," right?

Just let your Trump loving friends know that their idol should convince the grand jury to look into Hillary's emails. He's a master deal maker, he knows where all the bodies are buried... He can have that grand jury eating out of his tiny, doll-like hands in no time. All the evidence is there and Trump, because he's the president, knows first hand that Hillary is... Guilty of something. Whatever.

Hey, Dow Jones, more mining jobs, fewer brown people coming to America, golfing and tweeting and conducting campaign rallies. Look at what a great job he's doing.

Never mind the fact that Congessional GOPrs and most of everyone else are fed up with the guy. They're just jealous.

Is America great again yet? I can't tell.

Baltimore cops suspended for planting drugs on black drivers

Baltimore suspends 7 cops after video suggest drugs planted

Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 02:25

The Baltimore Police Department suspended seven officers after body camera video emerged that the city's public defender said appeared to show them planting drugs in a car during a traffic stop, the second such episode in the city in two weeks.


http://in.reuters.com/video/2017/08/02/baltimore-suspends-7-cops-after-video-su?videoId=372240516

Imagine...

The only person that I have sympathy for in this whole Scarymoochie debacle...

Is Mario Cantone.

Guy can't even catch a break. He would have been spectacular as Mini Da Mooch for the rest of the year, maybe even scoring an SNL gig.

If ever there was something good to come out of it, it would have been the paychecks that would have gone into Cantone's pocket. And he would have earned every cent. Now... Who knows?

FDT and the horse that Junior Mooch Cricket rode on.
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