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McCamy Taylor

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Why are Americans More Afraid of Sex Than Violence?

Serious question. Mass shootings have become an almost monthly event in this country. Our "allies" in Russia are torturing gays. Our president select blames the victims of right wing violence. Home grown fascists are becoming increasingly bold---and dangerous---as they follow Trump's cues.

And yet, when a woman reveals that she was the victim of rape, everyone starts focusing on sex. Rape is not about sex. It is about violence. Statutory rape is about an adult forcing his or her will on a vulnerable child. Sexual harassment is about someone in a position of power threatening to do economic harm to someone else. It isn't about the sex. It is about the threat. The humiliation.

If a man forced another man to clean a filthy floor with his tongue in exchange for a job, there would be no sex, but there would still be violence.

Dick picks and dirty jokes and sexual propositions made to adults who are not being coerced--those are not news worthy. And yet, the press salivates over anything that allows it to use the words "breast", "penis", "vagina"--and ignores the suffering, the exploitation, the economic injustice. Worse, the press exploits the victims of violence, turning their tragedy into a peepshow. And meanwhile, the NRA and its stooges in public office get a free pass. Because, apparently, violence is a good old fashioned American value, but sex is scary.


Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Nov 22, 2017, 11:16 PM (7 replies)

I Believe Russia Is Pushing Sex Scandals to Distract the Press

And it is working. The closer Mueller gets to indicting the big players, the more Russia Mob/KGB blackmail data will be leaked to the press, the more victims will be pressured to make statements, the more cum stained dresses we Americans will be forced to examine as we try to wade through the cesspool of slur and scandal in order to find the real threat to our democracy.

If the press gave a rat's ass about sexism, they would not have devoted pages of coverage to Hillary Clinton's cleavage. The press does not love women. The press loves SEX.

Shame on us for allowing ourselves to be distracted. Are a bunch of Russian bloggers posing as Americans smarter than we are? Are they sitting around a desk somewhere saying "Those fat lazy Americans are so easy to fool. All we have to do is distract them with sex"?



Posted by McCamy Taylor | Mon Nov 20, 2017, 10:44 PM (56 replies)

Remember the Lesson of Roger Casement

Before we lose our heads completely, please remember that not everyone who is accused is guilty. And even if they are "guilty", the acts of which they are accused may not rise to the level of crimes. And that the forces of oppression have been using sexual smear to bring down the champions of justice for a very, very long time. And that in the U.S. Democrats smear with money scandals and Republicans smear with sex scandals---and the GOP is quite likely to seize upon the "Burn the He-Witch" frenzy to take out a few of their least favorite people.

Case in point, Roger Casement. If you don't know his history, look him up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Casement
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Oct 26, 2017, 06:22 PM (1 replies)

Trump/GOP Raise Your Taxes to Give Rich tax break

This ought to be the headline everywhere. The GOP plans to limit your 401k contribution to $2400 a year—because that money is tax exempt and they need that tax revenue to pay for their tax break for Putin and His Rich American friends. This hits everyone—including a huge part of the GOP’s traditional base of self employed business owners and upper middle class professionals. Republicans you can either face the fact that Trump and Congress represent Russia and not you—-or you can find yourself circling the economic toilet with the rest of us. Which will it be? How many Republicans would really prefer to turn over control of our government to foreigners rather than risk having another non white American POTUS?

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Oct 22, 2017, 02:17 PM (0 replies)

So, What Will the Pentagon Do When Trump (Tries to) Declare Martial Law?

There is only one end game here, for the Trump Crime Family and their Russian Masters. That is a sweeping military coup, the 2018 elections halted, the federal courts stripped of their power, the citizens of the country stripped of their civil liberties, all opposition parties outlawed, cities that oppose the coup occupied, assets of groups like the ACLU seized by the feds as they are investigated for "thought crimes"--you know, like supporting a boycott of another country.

Trump keeps giving money to the Pentagon. He keeps lavishing praise on military leaders. He even rolled back his campaign pledge to privatize the VA. The only section of the federal government that he has not fucked with is the military.

Trump obviously thinks that when push comes to shove, the Pentagon will say "How high?" when he says "Jump."

Any thoughts? Is there a faction of the U.S. military that would fall in line behind a Russian led coup? Or is Trump/Putin delusional?
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Tue Jul 25, 2017, 08:44 PM (7 replies)

Sessions Panders to Trump's Base, Reinstates the DOJ's War Against Black Folks

Trump is so sorry he can't fulfill his (implied) campaign promise to his base. He will be unable to take health insurance away from minorities while letting his white supporters keep theirs. It's all or none. Either everyone of every color loses their health care or no one does.

But never fear! Jeff Sessions has just stepped in to save the day. He has given a big thumbs up to the practice--so common during the Bush/Cheney administration which also waged war against Black folks--of allowing cops to steal the possessions of folks who dare to possess new cars and cash and expensive watches in Trump's America while committing the crime of being Black. Or Gay. Or Muslim. Or Latino.

This is what Trump and his base are all about. Put everyone who is not white or male or straight or Christian in his/her place so that a handful of pathetic losers can feel better about themselves.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Tue Jul 18, 2017, 08:10 PM (1 replies)

Dear John McCain, Do Your Country Another Favor, Leave the GOP

I am 100% serious here. How can you align yourself with a party of draft dodgers and traitors? If you stick with them, you tell the American people that what Trump and Family are doing is patriotic. If you break with the GOP and become an Independent, a lot of other Republicans--and Independents--will sit up and take notice of the Russia coup.

Russia has no pity for our elderly citizens, our children, our weak. These are not Russians and therefore their suffering and death will not affect Putin one bit. Trump, under Putin will gleefully raid Social Security and Medicare and Medicaid, the way Vikings once raided the coastal communities of other European nations.

Once a soldier always a soldier and this is war.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:11 PM (8 replies)

Mickey Mouse v. Putin in a Cage Match for the Soul of the USA? Who Wins?

Trick question. The Mouse trumps all others. Even Trump. He has the slickest team of writers this side of Homer . He knows what wins hearts and minds. He knows how to sell merchandise. Challenge Him and you will regret it---witness former Representative Mark Foley and the 2006 midterm elections. The GOP threatened the Mouse's Empire. The Mouse Roared. The GOP went into the toilet for six long years.

Can Disney/ABC do it again? We had better hope so. Because going in to the midterms, the only major economic force in the world on the side of the American people is the American entertainment industry.

What about our other traditional allies? What about China? China needs us to be prosperous enough to buy their crap. Surely China will save us! Except...

As long as Putin has Trump deporting all our workers and shutting our borders to replacement workers, China will have the edge when it comes to manufacturing cheap goods to sell in the USA to a middle class that finds its own disposable income rapidly shrinking. So, China isn't going to pull us out of the fire. Hell, they are more likely to help the Russian hack the 2018 election.

How about our allies in Saudi Arabia? We have propped up their corrupt regime for decades. They owe us! But then again...

They want oil prices to rise as much as Putin does. They won't lift a finger to stop Russian (and maybe Chinese) hackers from stealing another election if it means that the U.S. will shut down the alternative energy industries and halt production of electric cars.

Surely our cultural allies in Western Europe will come to our aid? Statue of Liberty and all that.Except....

Western Europe makes a ton of money selling U.S. seniors overpriced pharmaceuticals and durable medical goods. They want us to become as sick as possible before we get our universal health insurance at age 65, so we will continue to spend twice as much per person on health care as they do. Plus, they hate us for being their boss for so long. A lot of people in the UK and France and Germany would be a lot happier if we started acting like the colony we once were. With Putin's help, they can pull our strings again.

The other American states that might have been tempted to show solidarity with us now hate our guts. Japan is itching to be free from U.S. control. Everyone on the whole planet (except maybe Australia) thinks we are bullies who deserve to be taken down a notch. There are even self styled U.S. liberals (who may or may not be Kremlin moles) who speak about Putin as if he is doing a good thing. You know, saving us from ourselves---

Which brings me to my point. It isn't a democracy if you expect someone else to save you. Americans need to do this for themselves. They need to get out to vote in such overwhelming numbers that no amount of voter suppression or Russian hacking can change the outcome of the 2018 election.

How do we get Americans off their couches and into the polling places? We appeal to the hearts and minds. Mostly their hearts. And that is what the entertainment industry in this country is all about.

Trump made a major blunder when he pissed off the Mainstream Media. The MSM is part of the much larger U.S. Entertainment Industry. Disney owns Marvel. That means Iron Man, Captain America and the Hulk all hate Trump and Putin, who plan to seize control of the press (and the entertainment industry), telling us what we can watch. They hate Trump/Putin who plan to seize all our middle class wealth for themselves, leaving us just enough to pay for food and rent--with nothing left over for Disney merchandise. They fear Trump/Putin who are conspiring to nip our hopes for a better future for our kids in the bud. Because hope for the future, creative thinking, new ideas--these are the bread and butter of the entertainment industry, especially that geared towards children. And so, the U.S. Entertainment Industry is in full rebellion mode as Trump/Putin try to put their tiny little authoritarian boot on our necks...

Because DC and Marvel and Universal and especially Disney are all about The Brave Little Tailor and the Little Train That Could and the Mouse That Roared and the huddled masses of the old world that came to the new world for a better life. You know. An American Tail.

What? You don't think a tiny 100 year old mouse is any match for Trump/Putin? You forget. The Mouse owns the Hulk.



Hulk Smash!







Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:45 PM (0 replies)

"Criming While White", the Trump Family Motto

Qatar won't give you the $500,000,000 you need? No problem, have your father-in-law the Don apply the thumb screws--in the form of official, U.S. diplomatic sanctions. That's how you "Crime While White" if you are Jared Kushner.

You have a client who is guilty of money laundering, racketeering and a host of other crimes? No problem. Don Junior can arrange to "whack" the federal prosecutor in the case and get your client a hand-slap. All you have to do is grease his palm with stolen goods. That's how you "Crime While White" if you are Donald Trump Jr.

Chinese regulators sniffing around the sweat shop that manufactures your designer clothes? No problem. People who stick their noses into Trump Crime Family business loses their noses---and then go missing. That's how you "Crime While White" if you are Ivanka Trump.

The FBI getting too close to uncovering the secrets of your criminal organization? The Don can whack an FBI agent, too. He can even whack the head of the FBI and get Congress to approve his hand picked goon. That's how the successful crime lord "Crimes While White."

Get caught with your hand in the cookie jar? Did you take bribes from Russians without realizing that your phone was bugged because the NSA is authorized to bug all foreigners? No problem, you can blame the crime on the Black President that came before you. Any self respecting white criminal will seize an opportunity to "Crime While White." It's the Black man's fault for not standing in your way.

"Criming While White" is the aspiration of a large number of whites who look back fondly at the day when they could do this:



And this:



And this:



And this:



These are the people who think it unfair that they can not use the N-word and slap their wife when she gives them "lip" and impregnate their own daughters. These are the people who think that if a Black man has a business which competes with the business of a white man, the white man has a right to lynch the Black man.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/10/memphis-lynching-peoples-grocery-125-years/99004756/

These people now feel emboldened. If the Trump Crime Family can openly "Crime While White", then so can they. Very soon, they expect to rule their own little fiefdoms. The Don has all but promised them their own Trump Crime Family Franchise. All they have to do is kiss the ring and change the subject to Obama's Blackness and Hillary's witchiness, and soon, very soon, they will be sitting pretty in a big mound of (minority) bones.

Wake up America and smell the stench coming from Washington, DC. It isn't the swamp. It's the dead bodies and the corruption and the greed and the arrogance and the utter disregard for the rule of law when it comes to tearing down anything that stands in between the Trump Family and money.




Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Jul 13, 2017, 09:52 PM (2 replies)

Authoratarian Idol vs. Bandit King? We Will Soon Know

Recently, some have said that Trump's appeal to his base comes from their need for an Authoritarian leader.

I (still) say that his base is a bunch of biker-wannabe-outlaws who worship him for being their Bandit King. The Bandit King has a few things in common with an authoritarian leader. He respects "traditional" (i.e. peasant) values. He uses force. He boasts about his machismo. But in many other ways, the Bandit King is very different from your typical dictator.

Now, we will find out. It is 100% clear as day that quid pro quo was involved in Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russian attorney. She gave him assistance. And, in exchange, Trump fired the prosecutor prosecuting her client and arranged to have the case settled for something less than a wrist slap.

I say that Trump's base will do nothing. Or maybe even cheer. Out loud, they will change the topic of conversation to Clinton. They will make it all about her (supposed) guilt. "Of course Trump wanted dirt on that criminal Hillary. No price was too high." Quietly, they will applaud their man for being a criminal who gets away with Criming While White--their own personal goal in life.

I may be wrong. Maybe his base (and the GOP establishment) will finally turn from him in disgust at this obvious criminal conspiracy. But I think they won't. And if they do not disavow him, consider the possibility that I am right and that the only way to stop his corrupt reign is to prove to his outlaw base and the criminal GOP that he is not THEIR Bandit King.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Jul 12, 2017, 06:14 PM (0 replies)
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