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FAITH VERSUS FRUSTRATION, OR, THE HUBRIS OF . . .

Posted in CIVIL UNREST IN AMERICA, CLASS WARFARE, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, COURAGE, CRAZY MISSOURI, FEARSPEAK, FERGUSON MISSOURI, FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IN HINDSIGHT, MICHAEL BROWN MURDER with tags , , , , , on 19/08/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I puzzled over the word that should end the title for so long that I’ll leave the answer up to you, the reader. Watching events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri has taught me a very valuable lesson over the last week. That lesson is that I cannot understand the situation unless I was actually there. I can draw parallels to many of the missteps taken in the small community to the kidnapping last week of two Amish girls in upstate New York.

Errors are constantly made in situations where a person is confronted with violent crime. The need to make a victim of a crime, as I still believe Michael brown was, appear perfect by his family and horribly flawed to the point of deserving the consequences of their victimhood by others is chief among those errors. Michael Brown, clearly wasn’t a saint, but who among you there on Terra or I here in Hell is? There was something written in a great book about casting the first stone that applies to everyone. There was the narrative of a good kid who was going to college which furled the outrage among progressive bloggers and tweeters which was rekindled by the gleeful “I told you so” chorus from those on the Right after the videotape was released of Brown stealing cigars and shoving a store owner as he and his accomplice fled.

As I watched the video, which matched what we here know happened in the final minutes of Michael Brown’s life, in the conference room with my editor-in-chief, Cavalor Epthith and editorial page editor Diane Valencen, I wondered out loud just what was the purpose of releasing that video. As it stands in 2014 in the United States of America is it simply okay for law enforcement to kill a person because they walked down the street? And if not is it acceptable for the police to release previous actions of the victim to engender sympathy by creating a “thuggish” persona around him or her?

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These questions bother me because it goes back to the way Americans today deal with the everyday effects that crime and death have on thousands of Americans every day. I saw on Twitter a link to a story that showed how the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter was portrayed the first time the media showed a picture of him. He looked like any other geeky white kid. The first photo I saw of Mike Brown looked terribly imposing. Double standard? I would have to say so.

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And this finally brings me to the two little Amish girls in New York state. I am glad they are home again with their family. I read where the parents have forgiven their kidnappers and I have also learned where the girls were tragically sexually abused during their 23 hour ordeal. The mother of the 12 and 7 year old said that while she was glad to have her girls back things are not the same as they were. But if these parents who have had their little girls’ lives brutally changed forever have not lost their faith why is it so easy for the the citizens of Ferguson to be vilified for being so frustrated that their native son? To understand how I am looking at this now you have a question to answer. What would your reaction be if the Progressive blogosphere were calling the two girls little whores who really wanted to go off on a sexual escapade in a car with two strangers? Yes, even for me to say such a thing would be pretty shocking. In the end that’s what the conservatives have done with the Mike Brown case over and over again.

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Even now, having read to this point the conservatives that come here are saying to themselves, well the Amish didn’t burn their town to the ground or target every car they saw driving by until their girls were returned. That is almost a fair analysis if you value property over people and lucre over life. And here we go again that sentence will turn every conservative mind to the “holocaust of abortion.” And so it goes in 2014 in America the time you have all been waiting for when the tipping point in society was passed and you see the face of who cause the eventual decline into chaos. It is going to be surprising when conservatives see not Rush Limbaugh looking back at them or even some conservative gun loving Oathkeeper who has assassinated a prominent politician. No that person is you right wing “law and order” fanatic. This is your failure and the solution to the problem that has gripped America for the past thirty years, yes another question, “What happens when the peace is breached in an age when the police have the equipment of the military but not the training to deal with a frustrated American public?” Every 2nd amendment and New Testament clinging TEA Party freak ought to be at the barricades with the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but of course to those bitter clingers this cause is not their cause as Cliven Bundy’s was for reasons to them that are as plain as the nose on your face.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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DOING ANYTHING “LIKE A GIRL” IS TO DO SOMETHING AMAZING

Posted in COURAGE, HOW HELL WORKS, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, JUSTICE on 27/06/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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CHARLES BLOW, PAUL RYAN AND THE NEED TO BUILD A NEW AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

Posted in CIVIL RIGHTS, CLASS WARFARE, 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, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, COURAGE, PAUL RYAN, POLITICS, POLITICS IN THE BUFF, POOR WHITE TRASH, POVERTY TOUR 2.0, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS with tags , , , , on 24/03/2014 by sarahbloch

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Paul Ryan’s recent comments about “inner city” poverty were rightly understood by many Americans as an offensive and bigoted comment bordering on racist, since Ryan has significant political power. Conservatives, however, are angered by anything that takes the coded comments their leaders make and clarifies them by exposing the code as New York Times columnist Charles Blow did on 21 March 2014. The problem with poverty is, that like crime and other social ills which need to be addressed in current times, it is a broad spectrum ill. Poverty does not belong to black men in the “inner cities” those dark and frightening places where suburban white conservatives stage their most nightmarish rape and murder fantasies. Nor doe poverty only belong in the nostalgic era of the rural Midwestern dust bowl. One would only need to look at the rapacious nature of the last recession in America’s suburbs where people used their homes as ATMs and paid a terrible cost for their folly.

Black American political leaders were slow to call out conservative homeowners and suburban couples who spent their evenings trying to find homes to flip during the years that led up to the housing bubble. Now, in this demographic transition period in America conservative leaders in Washington trying desperately to get moderate white voters to vote for the privilege they have not earned by using the same code language that Southern governors used to fight against the integration of schools and lunch counters. There is likely not one conservative leader that would admit that they know conservative people in positions of corporate or governmental power who hold bigoted positions out of fear of, as Glenn Beck put it “being overrun.” And what exactly does that mean being overrun? It means having and enjoying an unearned privilege based on the color of one’s skin vice the content of their character.

The age of this privilege started to end long before the first President of color was elected and sworn in to office. It began with small steps in the 1890s and saw America as a white monolith enact laws that mandated the constitutionality of separate but equal. Three generations later that facade was cracked further by the Brown v Board decision. The march for civil rights in America has changed the very cultural opinion of the majority of its citizens and to save America that cultural shift must be applied to how Americans view the poor. It is no longer a viable solution for middle class conservative whites to rally around their values and religion in an effort to hang on to this dying thread of privilege they enjoy. The time is now for the American people to put aside their racial and religious fears and pick up the banner of giving every American a chance at the American dream. A new push for affirmative action must come out of conservatives realizing their culture war is lost and that the only way to save themselves and their nation is to work day and night to bring about a new educated and working middle class– for all.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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WILLIAM J LOGAN JR GETS HIS NUTS CLIPPED BY THE MODERATORS AT B4V

Posted in BLOGS 4 VICTORY, COMEDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, CONTACT US, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, COURAGE, NEOCON1, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS with tags , on 13/02/2014 by sarahbloch

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There’s no need for me to add to this for what the Moderator said to this odious bigot is simply so sweet I can barely contain myself:

neocon01
February 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm
but but but the constitution……..

(black thugs) = ***Teens*** run wild during Florida State Fair’s first Friday

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/teens-run-wild-during-florida-state-fairs-first-friday/2164974

The article and the video did not say anything about the race of the teens. We have been down this road before. Please control your need to make comments about race. //Moderator

neocon01
February 13, 2014 at 8:28 am
we were discussing social issues, this happened in my back yard and YES the article does divulge the demographics of the rioters.
I personally know people who were there when this took place, and YES it happens almost every year.
I made no comment about race I posted an article about a social issue that is an 800 lb elephant in the room.

IN the ARTICLE……………………..*********Before next year’s fair, the agency plans to coordinate with **community groups**, including Tampa’s **Pastors on Patrol**, the **NAACP** and the **Sheriff’s Black Advisory Council** to get the word out that such behavior is unacceptable —*******

please read the article before the usual screaming about alleged racism.

It was a polite comment. Yours is a rude response. We have been down this road before and all the Moderators are tired of it. Just shut up about race. You have made your point so shut up about it or go away. This is no longer a request. It is a condition of you posting here. Got it? Good. // Moderator

neocon01
February 13, 2014 at 9:33 am
Ok
lets try this again…..
My intention on posting the article was to convey that our discussion of the GOP merely pointing out the relegated duties of the government to large segments of our population will get the GOP nowhere.
We pretty much know who the perps are when this type of mob behavior is exhibited, we cant stick our heads in the ground and pretend it doesnt exist, and not speaking to to the issues of behavior, class warfare, responsibility, morality, citizenship, gives us groups that are lost to modern day society.
That includes 5yo’s using the same bathrooms in california because they are gender conflicted. REALLY??? REALLY??? and we are supposed to sit down and STFU on these issues read them the constitution, states rights, and lower taxes to these groups??
Sorry but I have to agree with one of the postings from above.

“Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory”

It is simply too rich that Neocon1 doesn’t get that his bigoted beliefs are going to be the death of the GOP even if he isn’t a true Republican.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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THE PICTURE OF BEAUTY: ELLY MAYDAY

Posted in COURAGE, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, THE PICTURE OF BEAUTY with tags , on 23/01/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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We, Ourselves, of The Collective acknowledge and honor Elly Mayday, for being a Beautiful Human Being.

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先生 立石 上様
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Comptroller of the Currency
Chair, Hellac Consumer Products Safety Commission
Oracle of Elections
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