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A TALE OF TWO TRAGEDIES: DYLAN ROOF AND BRYCE WILLIAMS

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLACK LIVES MATTER, BRYCE WILLIAMS, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, COMEDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CULTURE SHIFT, DYLAN ROOF, FEARSPEAK, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HELLAC COURT SYSTEM, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW TO SAVE AFRICAN AMERICANS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, JIM HOFT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, LAAL HETHRI, MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHORT ATTENTION SPAN, MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA, MURDER, NAACP, NEOCON1, OBAMACARE, POLICE BRUTALITY, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, SARAH PALIN, SOLUTIONS TO AMERICA'S PROBLEMS, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, TRIBALISM on 27/08/2015 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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At some future point in the history of the United States of America, citizens will look back on the 21st Century and wonder, deeply, how the nation survived. I am simply a humble demon journalist; I make no claim of being an oracle. Scholars in that far future time I suspect will be less blinded by partisan political ideology, race and gender and will run a true rule over what took place in the first fifteen years of the century in which you currently live.

Having said that, and not as mere preface, I can say with certainty that there is only the most superficial differences in the hate crimes perpetrated this summer in South Carolina and the most recent one in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Dylan Roof was angry and mentally ill; Bryce Williams was also angry and mentally ill. Dylan Roof slaughtered people in a place where such violence was never expected; Bryce Williams did the same and used the technology of the day to document his slaughter.

There are times in history when events make it possible for the Truth to become something that is determined simply by perspective. A true metaphysician would understand that this is fallacy, but when people are bound, tribally, by how they feel they are perceived by those that are different from them, the “other” who has alien ways and whose appearance is markedly different, the possibilities of what is “true” become infinite. Nothing is more True than that above statement as it relates to the United States of America today.

To simply point out the obvious is not enough. As Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper in its digital form for one day short of ten years now I have striven to impress upon those who work here that simply reporting the news is not enough. Journalism, like life, should be more than the a quotidian rehashing of what happened and to whom. What is documented for history must lead to some hope, must show a forward looking vision of courage in the face of many obstacles– it must inspire people to do more than sit in their living rooms, go to their jobs and mate. The written words of my staff here in Hell were meant to inspire to anger, to joy– to do something to make the lives of those outside your family, your community your tribe, –better.

And so I come back to Dylan Roof and Bryce Williams and their murder. I was asked last night over dinner by a friend who I thought was the more evil of the two. Without hesitation and being a member of the Hellac Bar I said, “Williams,” without missing a beat. My friend, who is a Human Being, implored that this could not be the case. Roof, he explained killed nine while Williams killed only two. I replied, after sipping at my glass of warm spicy broth, “Williams committed suicide and did not allow himself to judged by man. Therefore his crime against his own Soul makes him more selfish than Roof.” I could see that my friend of many decades was growing angry so I calmed him in the only rational way I know how. “John,” I said, “I am speaking from my own prejudicial point of view here in the Afterlife as a demon. I cannot know what the life of human is like or what emotions pour through their nerves or pound in their hearts. About these things I can only observe and surmise. From what I have observed the damage done by Roof and Williams have touched many Souls and done great harm. Here in Hell they will be dealt with according to our laws. This is all I know.”

In closing, I feel I need to share a second conversation that I had after a planning meeting to celebrate our tenth anniversary of this blog which commences tomorrow. Our Majordomo, Pain and I met in my office in the early evening and talked about the events of the day, the waning season and the years all of us have been engaged at this attempt to shed some light on what the Afterlife offers for those who slip the bonds of your dimension to join ours. Midway through the conversation, as the topic turned to race relations in America, Pain intoned, “African-Americans who have not had the full benefit of consumer capitalism must make a choice between what they perceive as culture and Moral Success. By Moral Success, We, Ourselves, of The Collective, mean the ascension to a state where a person has by their actions, daily, must be respected. This is a person who excels at their work no matter what field that work is in. This is a person who is compassionate to those who needs help. This is a person who respects the law. This is a person who seeks this same level of success in the First Life for all those she or he knows. This is a person who respects people and their property. This is a person who craves knowledge above all and loves themselves. African-Americans can continue on the road they are on and the playing field in the American economy and society will never be leveled. Or, they can strive to become a Moral Success by ceasing to deal drugs, having a disdain for their Creator-given intellect and believing they are the victim descendants of horrors that were perpetrated against their enslaved ancestors. The chains of one physical type of slavery were broken in the 1860s, the social slavery of Jim Crown was broken by the 1970s; and now in the 2010s, African-Americans must break the last chain that binds them–that of a culture that makes incarceration more important than matriculation, felonies more important than fatherhood and ignorance of the wider world in the name of tribalism more important than the rabid pursuit of intellectual stimulation. They must do these things in the poorest neighborhoods where they live because– black lives do matter.”

Over the next few days, this newspaper will be publishing articles celebrating the diversity of our staff, highlights of the major stories we have covered in the last ten Terran standard years and, hopefully, making you think.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
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THE CONSERVATIVE LITERARY LEITMOTIF THAT WILL NOT DIE: THE DRUMBEAT OF CULTURAL MARXISM BY MODERN DAY CONSERVATIVES REINFORCES THE TRUTH THAT THE RIGHT IS STILL FIGHTING A WAR THAT WAS OVER NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO

Posted in AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS on 14/06/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I walked into Cavalor’s office Friday morning and he asked me if I could write an article without swearing of having a picture of a nude man or woman attached to it. I said, “Sure, I could do that but why would I?” He pointed me to an article written by Paul Kengor in The American Thinker entitled, “Bruce Jenner, Cultural Marxist?”. Now I had my reason and my marching orders and so for all those who read my articles to get the In Hindsight pic at the end I’m sorry there won’t be one here because this is far too serious an issue to mess around with [note the lack of the f-bomb there?].

Let me begin by saying that this article isn’t about what I think about Caitlyn Jenner. She’s a grown woman and has made a difficult decision and I will leave it at that. It’s not my place to judge Caitlyn Jenner, because she poses no threat at all to the United States of America as an ongoing concern. Paul Kengor, Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, however, does pose a threat to the United States of America in a clear and present way. Mr Kengor is selling a poison to old people, to frightened people and to stupid, angry people. That poison is sweet in the mouth but kills the one thing in the mid that Human beings, the real ones, need to be successful in the First Life no matter how nostalgic or uneducated they may be–Reason.

The poison I speak of is the need to perpetually fight all forms of change that do not conform to the conservative notions of American society circa 1900. In that time the church, law enforcement, corporate leaders and white men, no matter what they had in their pockets or their heads, held universal sway over all others. They were at the top of the pyramid that was the American social pecking order. These men and their moribund, yes even in that time, institutions were virtually free of oversight or question from those below them. Sure there were those on the Left even in that age that were seeking to level the playing field but it did take a series of revolutions in Europe to make people, especially working people understand that the world could change.

Before then a simple technological advance got the ball rolling. When Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight on December 14, 1903. That event was the spark as I see it that changed history forever. Noted Hellac statesman, of that time and now, Reefic Coljik said it best on the day the news of flight was reported here in Dis, “If man could fly, if man could slip the chains of gravity from his waist and shoulders, then man can unshackle himself from the other burdens to him becoming a Human Being who loves others and respects Himself.” And now a bit about burdens.

I bear a burden that I carry even here in Hell with delight. I am Jew and I will forever be a Jew. When white people no matter what country start to suffer, it’s the Jews who are most often blamed. Even today in 2015 when white conservative animus against blacks is growing toward open vocal disdain in an age when saying the wrong thing will cost you your livelihood, the so called thinkers on the Right have reached back into their tried and true bag of tricks. Blame the Jews–again.

The current crop of Jews to be blamed are from a group called the Frankfurt School and include noted dialectical aesthetician Gyorgy Lukacs. To make a long story short and not bore you philosophical terms and minutiae this is an argument Kengor is having with himself in his own head about why there is so much sex–everywhere! You could go back to the lack of adequate sex education that lead to the boom in teenage pregnancy in the 1980s. I would prefer to point to the fact that it has been technology, in the form of the service you are using right now to read this article, the Internet, that caused the decline in teen pregnancy in the United States.

Kengor isn’t a Luddite but he is fighting a war on technology and he doesn’t realize it. Caitlyn Jenner isn’t a cultural marxist. She’s the product of a Progressive drive to use science and the products it creates to make the lives of individuals better. There was a time, and Kengor makes it clear in his article that he would like to return to that time, that only religion could make an individuals life better. In the America that Kengor relishes as a white man not only would he have unchecked power over women of all races and men of all other races he would also write the very schedule of life for those below him.

Only by staying in your place could anyone of color or a white woman have any material comfort or even peace. Self determination in employment is important to any successful nation. While you really don’t have full-throated self determinism in America today you do have more options and opportunities than most in the rest of the world. The world of the revisionist conservative would see a female child born live and die to serve only one purpose, to breed more children so there would be more white masters who would grow up to run things as they see fit.

There is a line in Kengor’s article that struck me as unintentionally honest. He writes, “Though the Frankfurt School certainly wasn’t calling for same-sex marriage — pure madness to any people in any day beyond our own — its comprehensive push for unhinged sexual openness with no cultural or religious restrictions leveled the door for almost anything down the road.” The word that allows me to see into the darkness of conservative thinking is the word restrictions. This is a called out mandate that The Church has control de facto or de jure you choose over the day to day choices that American citizens make. That is what makes Paul Kengor and the masters that he serves a clear and present danger to the United States of America.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
43 Hov’ish 3 AS

DINESH D’SOUZA AND THE CANCER OF CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, FEARSPEAK, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, IN HINDSIGHT, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RUSH LIMBAUGH on 19/02/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Fundamentally, most conservatives in America are good people I think. What makes them good people is that they want the best for their families and friends and of course themselves. All people, likely save for the ISIS fighters and their doomed theocratic desires and the true, want a better life for the people they hold dearest. I will not try to compare the brutality of the so called Islamic State to the pettifogging men before the cameras of the modern American conservative movement; that would be a miscarriage of journalism.

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What I can say is that actions like those of Dinesh D’Souza just recently on Twitter make me weary of American politics in a way I haven’t felt since the 1970s. Back then as a young man in New York City the entire town talked about one thing and one thing only, Richard Nixon. Like today, there was not a universal dislike of the American President. In fact, there were many who piled into my cab from 1973 until his resignation who felt Nixon was being bullied and blackmailed by the “liberal press” in the form of the Washington Post. Nothing angered New York Republicans in that time more than being dictated to by Washington while at the same time relishing the power of the GOP held White House.

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This brings me back to D’Souza who I feel would have fit right in with that cast of characters in the Nixon Administration. Like Haldeman, D’Souza saw himself as a conservative kingmaker of the future and that future was going to be 2016. But like many within the Nixon Administration, Dinesh D’Souza’s personal desires did not match the necessary public facade of fidelity and fairness that conservatives claim as their badge of honor. Conservaties are quick to denounce quietly anyone who openly is bigoted and this is known. What is clear to me as a journalist is that this bigotry which is pervasive in conservative quarters is accepted, gleefully, by the rank and file that will fracture off and form a third party as was suggested by Mark Noonan just this week.

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The bigots in the conservative movement today are no different from garden variety bigots of the Democratic Party of old. They are are white men and the white women to parade with them before the cameras in hope of getting their minutes of fame. They no longer hold the whip hand of the overseer, but they do stoke the fires of hatred on talk radio in the form of Rush Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham and on television in the form of Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly. Those voices are loud and clear to the 40,000,000 people in America who call themselves conservatives in the United States of America. Their racial and cultural bigotry, coupled with their belief that their religion is the one true religion and their certain knowledge that they are the rightful heirs of all the good things in the wealthiest nation on Terra is what they would serve to the future generations of Americans.

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In Hindsight

Young people in the United States know better. They see the value of a global, multicultural world where people are accorded respect for their Humanity. It is a better world that we, Progressives, offer not a destruction or an annihilation of the old values. What we simply offer is the opposite of bigotry. Now change is something that tastes bitter in the mouths of conservatives who have held a golden chain around the necks of their people with fear and hatred for so many years. It’s easy to make the case that black people are simply stupid and violent if the only news you ever see supports that mantra. it’s easy to make people in rural communities that have little exposure to anything other than Fox News and Sunday sermons to believe that all gay men are pedophiles, all lesbians want to castrate men and all transgender people just want to lurk in bathrooms if this is their daily call to prayer from the radio to the television to the pulpit. My point here is that everyone Conservative, Progressive and Moderate alike need to take these last few years of the Obama Administration and come to a clear and simple realization. Obama is the President and he will be leaving office in a little less than two years. All the name calling, birther bullshit and bigotry have failed to tear this man down, shake his resolve or make America weaker. The smart kids in the room know that their is a great progressive future just over the next rise. That rise are the elections of 2016, 2018 and 2020. Standing on top of that promontory and looking out into the future I see all of the type of nonsense done by weak and corrupt men like D’Souza falling away like a fog revealing and America that can work together, prosper together and move Terra peacefully into the middle of the 21st Century.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
131 Melnar 3 AS

INSIDE THE CONSERVATIVE MIND: SUMMING UP THE RIGHT WING MINDSET IN FOUR WORDS, “SOME NIGGA RAPING HER”

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE COWARDICE, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HATRED OF BLACKS, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FLORIDA, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GUNS AS RELIGION, LARGO, MARRIAGE EQUALITY, RACISM, SARAH PALIN, THE MEDITATORS, THE WAR ON WOMEN, WILLIAM J LOGAN JR with tags , on 26/01/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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The Meditators, this morning, as a Swarm, turned from their research at 0706 HST/EST and took notice of a single comment trapped pending approval at Our blog. For several seconds, Those Who Digest Information and Bring Forth Truth searched for any measure of Reason in the words as they related to a blog post made by Fred Schwartz two days ago. We, Ourselves, of the Collective, initially were offended by the comment left by the banned Neocon1. Then after further digestion, We began to see in a different way just what conservatism as a political ideology does to the Human Soul.

Conservatism is not a religion, but religion is a component of their authoritarian desires. Conservatives worship the violence of war and the soldiers that engage in it but do not believe the families of these men and women deserve a social safety net. Conservatives believe deeply in the right to bear arms but do so because they fear the rise of racial minorities they believe want to see them all brutally killed. Conservatives believe that women are the possessions of men; to be protected as children and serve as their breeders and vessels for sexual satisfaction in their youth to be cast aside when no longer sexually attractive.

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A conservative then when he sees Kristina Pimentova depicted here in the context of a discussion sees his own right to possess her. He sees his birthright to protect her from “the Other” who’s only desire is to rape her. This protection comes at the price of conservative men wanting to own her, sexually, and control her for his own pleasure. The conservative uses the maternal instinct inherent in the majority of women as a key to lock women in a jail cell of breeding cycles which limits her true potential. Many will find Our words harsh, however, they are no more harsh than the ignorance, no, the stupidity, that is clarified by four words, “Some nigga raping her.”

No civil Human Being would ever say such a thing. We, Ourselves, after millions of combinations would not have arrived at the conclusion that Our thoughts would have been so odious. The darkness that must live in such a Soul to have this be a thought and then to commit it to print is nearly outside Our grasp of understanding. No one who professes to follow the message of Love as given by the Son of the Creator can possibly hold this belief. No patriot of freedom can will good conscience be this base. Only a coward who fears the ever ringing sound of the Angel of Death growing near with every ticking second, who has seen their dreams turn to drudgery and Life pass them by with the rewards they expected because of the color of their skin and not the content of their character can possibly be this irrationally evil.

The Collective is relieved to see that this is the mantra of the bigots that call themselves conservatives. “Some nigga raping her,” should be the motto of their racist angry feeble cause for all time to come. The impotence of their ideas is clarified for all in those four words.

All of this vitriol from men like Neocon1 springs from a rectum of hate for the American President Barack Hussein Obama [q c p n!] and his beautiful family. President Obama and his wife and daughters are all Human Beings; Neocon1 is a living person. The distinction between the two is not ethereal it is tangible, definable. A Human Being, has courage, is compassionate, owns their intellect and dreams with Reason. A living person is filled with anger, fueled by hate, marinates in greed and lusts for violence only as a true coward can. In this Neocon1 and for your words you are rewarded with Our pity upon your Soul.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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HAXAX CARNIDO: THE TRUE COST OF AMERICAN PROSPERITY

Posted in AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, HAXAX CARNIDO OPINIONS on 06/01/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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“Barack Obama is the president of the United States of America. More specifically, Barack Obama is the president of a congenitally racist country, erected upon the plunder of life, liberty, labor, and land. This plunder has not been exclusive to black people.” — Ta-Nehisi Coates

From the date of the arrival of European explorers to the New World of Terra, the rights of the indigenous people who inhabited North America and South America were abused in innumerable ways. The cities that grew out of this abuse were built by their suffering and death. This action was compounded by the addition of slaves to America from Africa. For anyone to dispute this fact, attempt to blame the slave sellers or to make light of the massive loss of life among the numerous racial minority groups and Native Americans does their own Soul a great disservice. As Torturer General of the Hellac Empire I would be surprised if any of the conservatives who brush off the cost in Human Lives that it took to make America a prosperous nation for a single race, class and gender of persons would be willing to suffer as those minorities did for so many years. Coates is accurate in the statement made but many are willingly blind to that Truth.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Haxax Carnido, O.B.R.E., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Torturer General
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WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN: THE MYTH OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM

Posted in AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN OPINIONS on 03/01/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional (America is). — John Kerry—

It is indeed a myth that has been perpetuated by a nation of people who for 150 years stood by as a group and participated, directly or indirectly in slavery, discrimination and racial and religious violence. All of this happened and America still prospered. And why is this the case?

The reason is the business of America is business. That driving call to industry has made America wealthy beyond the dreams of any sultan or emperor of old. And for a time that wealth was handed down to the middle class in the form of a home they could afford, personal transportation and employment opportunity. Today, as in the Gilded Age, that has changed. The Great Recession is a cautionary tale just as the Great Depression was that capitalism unchecked can be the greatest destructive force in the world. I still believe that America could be exceptional in the future if Americans can set aside their differences and seek a level playing field and simply stop worrying about what the other guy has or does in his bedroom. Life isn’t a contest; it’s a journey. Along that road you will need help from and need to offer help too many people unlike you. Living that sort of life as a nation would make America truly exceptional.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

William Sloane Coffin
Contributing Editor—Civil Rights & Faith
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
88 Melnar 3 AS

BREAD & CIRCUSES: EDWARD CAMPBELL, ERIC CAMPBELL AND THE DARK DEPTHS OF THE CRIMINAL MIND

Posted in AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, Bread & Circuses, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, ROBIN NAISMITH GREEN OPINIONS on 02/01/2015 by Robin Naismith Green

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I shouldn’t be alarmed by the reaction of conservative bloggers to the news reports of two West Virginia policemen who were shot as they engaged in a traffic stop yesterday which turned violent in a matter of moments near Lewisburg, West Virginia. The nomination by the Democratic Party of Barack Hussein Obama and his subsequent victories in two presidential elections have reopened a door that many white Americans felt was shut, locked, deadbolted and bricked shut when the 1960s ended. But of course the door was discovered by the millions of white Americans who flooded to gun stores throughout 2008 out of fear that the election of a man of color would spur many among the black and brown 85 million to do them violence simply because one of their own is in the White House.

That last statement brings me back to the developments in Lewisburg, WV. Two men, a father and son they have told law enforcement, Edward Campbell, 54 and Eric Campbell, 21, murdered an elderly couple Jerome Faulkner, 73 and his wife Dora Faulkner, 62 in Oak Hill, North Carolina before burning their home to the ground. The killers then put the bodies in the bed of the Faulkners’s truck and covered them with mattresses before setting off toward Lewisburg, WV with Eric following in a second stolen vehicle. So for nearly four hours the duo drove through NorthCarolina and Virginia to West Virginia’s interior before Eric was stopped by a local cop and a West Virginia state patrol officer. Dad pulled up behind in the Faulkner’s stolen pickup truck with the bodies and opened fire striking the two officers.

Eric ran and hid and his father took off into the woods after having been hit in the leg by a bullet fired by one of the officers. Eric Campbell turned himself in to police; his father was arrested shortly afterward. What is missing in between the lines of this terrible tale is not that two people were murdered, their home burned and two officers wounded and recovering in hospital, but that these men were violent and dangerous, fired weapons at police and somehow they remain alive and will have their day in court when others who had done none of these things died simply because of the color of their skin.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Robin Naismith Green, D.S.V.J., O.G.H. [Journ.]
Serratoth Custom House
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The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
87 Melnar 3 AS

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