Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Projection from Human Scum

I hate Right Wing racist sociopaths. They have always been a cancer on humanity.

Walking tumor George Zimmerman wants to profit from the sale of his murder weapon. If that's not despicable enough to human decency, he adds insult to murder.

“They didn’t raise their son (Trayvon Martin) right,” Zimmerman said. “He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him.”

“Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could to capitalize on her son’s death. She was never a mother figure to him. Tracy Martin couldn’t have cared less about their son. He treated him like a dog without a leash...Sure, I’m sorry for any parent that has lost a child. That being said, I also believe it’s their duty to have an internal dialogue to see what they should have done better and what they should have done appropriately.”

(How many times has Zimmerman been in and out of trouble with the law again?)

More IOKIYAR.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

What American Fascism Looks Like

How deep does hate run in the hearts of far Right cons?

Conservative "Christian" Republican leaves disabled woman on the side of the road:

Tow Truck Driver Leaves Woman With Disabilities On Side Of Highway Because She Supports Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON — When 25-year-old Cassandra McWade got in a car accident on a highway in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, Ken Shupe drove his tow truck to the scene. But when he saw that McWade, who has disabilities, had Bernie Sanders signs on her Toyota Camry, he decided he wouldn’t help.

“He said, ‘I can’t tow you ... you’re a Bernie supporter,’” McWade recalled. “I was like, ‘Wait, are you serious? You’re kidding me.’”

Ken Shupe, a 51-year-old from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, was very serious. “I’m a conservative Christian, I’ve just drawn a line in the sand,” he said. “I’m not going to associate or conduct business with them.” (The incident was first reported by FOX Carolina 21.)

"I’m the farthest thing from a bigot or a racist", Shupe declared. 

I guess this rules out this "not bigot" and "not racist" from helping Blacks, Muslims, gays, and Latinos. 

This is what Con-servative American fascism looks like. No service for the stinking Jews, er, Bernie supporters, or any non-Republican. 

This is the country they want to "take back". 


And they think Jesus loves them, and wants to spend eternity with the bigoted jerks?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Greedy Needy or the Needy Greedy?

We’re seeing a lot of Thomas Sowell’s “Whine of the Wealthy” thrown in our faces,  “I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”

Who has made these claims? No one was quoted or cited supporting these assertions. It’s a straw man, of course, a favorite fantasy adversary of the far Right. That fact doesn’t matter, does it? It is framed to appeal to emotion, rather than reason. Liberals want to take your hard-earned money and give it to the lazy undeserving poor.

Maybe Sowell and his parrots should first try to understand why they make such a statement.

Understanding is always secondary to slogans for the far Right. An understanding person would not display such open subservience, shilling for the tax-dodging elites, and their cold indifference to the non-wealthy.

This is up there with “Let them eat cake” in deliberate scorn for the poor people of the world. It is also open scorn for our Constitution’s mandate for taxes and providing for the general welfare.

Ok, “why it is greed to want to keep the money you have earned”.

First, only the arrogance of the rich can produce the whine about not “keeping their money”. Actually most Americans need to spend rather than keep the money they earn.

Scrooges hoarding their money is what we used to call miserly,  being unwilling to share with others, a lack of generosity. How is wanting a hundredfold, or thousandfold, the wealth you need for a comfortable living NOT greed? It rejects the very definition of the word.

Second, how are not having enough money to make ends meet, and needing food stamps to feed children, greed?

Instead of understanding these reasonable definitions of words, the Right pushes their preferred terms like “takers” and “parasites”, suggesting financial need is a moral failure instead of what it really is, the failure of capitalism itself. This moral failure is framed as theft, by wanting to “take somebody else's money”.

Both socialism and capitalism are known to “take somebody else's money”. The former does it for the public good and Constitutional general welfare. The latter does so for itself, even as far as to buy politicians and rig the economy and public policies to support their economic agenda. De-regulated Capitalism allows corporate power to regulate itself, and privatize profits while socializing losses. The rich dodge taxes and hide their wealth in places like Panama. How’s that for greed? Not yet? Not for our American aristocracy.

This growing dominance by economic power fueled the expansion of the corporatism that has been drawing us into neo-liberal inverted totalitarianism, described by Sheldon S. Wolin in his book, “Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism”. Lust for political and economic power doesn’t count as greed, of course. Not for our American aristocracy.

Dare we call it greed when their “free speech” money corrupts public policy that cuts food stamps and benefits for the poor, while it leverages tax cuts, incentives, and numerous other “trickle up” benefits to the wealthy elites? Not for our American aristocracy.

Dare we call it greed when the coddled offspring of billionaires whine about paying an estate tax when the old miserly scrooge dies? Not for our American Aristocracy.

So it’s fine for the rich and the banks and corporate elites to “want to take somebody else's money”. But it is moral failure to want to feed the poor. Got it?

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

History/Current Events Quiz

For students of history and observers of US politics I offer this short history/current events quiz:


Republicans or Nazis...?


...Crushed unions and opposed minimum wages for workers.

...Demonized and scapegoated minorities.

...Invaded countries without provocation.

...Opened prison camps where inmates were incarcerated for indefinite time, had no legal counsel, no charges and no conviction.

...Suppressed voter rights.

...Sent mobs to obstruct vote counts.

...Openly scorned democracy.

...Embraced fanatic nationalism and war as the first resort.

...Pushed propaganda portraying their kind as a “master race”, or other claim of “Exceptionalism”.

...Denounced those who opposed their war of aggression as "siding with the enemy".

...Openly stated a desire for military dominance of the world.

...Expanded a security state and imposed warrantless surveillance on their own citizens.

...Allowed torture by government agencies.

...Promoted “Family values” while claiming God was on their side as they started wars and embraced torture.

...Employed the “Big Lie” tactic in propaganda efforts.

...Elevated party loyalty over the general welfare of their country and citizens.

...Demanded Loyalty Oaths.


Answers:

BOTH the Republican Party and Nazi Party are known for these acts of destroying democracy and their crimes against truth and humanity.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Inoculated Against the Truth

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker describes herself as politically “mostly right of center".

This seems a valid assessment on her part. She proved she was not on the far fringe of the Cult of Con-servatism.

Like a few other mildly honest and minimally thoughtful Republicans in 2008, she was forced to admit Sarah Palin was "clearly out of her league".

While this realization is admirable coming from a Republican, it is par for the course for liberals and other Americans who were paying attention.

It’s nice to see she still has at least one eye open to the even more radicalized Republican Party candidates this time around.

Ms. Parker recently wrote a column titled “Trump supporters are inoculated against the truth”.

She writes:

“By now it’s obvious that lecturing Donald Trump supporters about why they shouldn’t vote for him only confirms their convictions.

The challenge for people who fear a Trump presidency even more than others covet it comes down to: How do you convince the inconvincible? How do you persuade the proudly un-persuadable?

The answer of course is, just as you can’t teach someone what they don’t want to know, “You can’t persuade the proudly un-persuadable”.

If we substitute “Republican” for Trump we reveal the frustration that every sane clear thinking person has with the cult of Con-servatives being fed so many lies and so much anger.

Parker continues:

“This was apparent in Nevada when Trump won rural voters who should have belonged to Ted Cruz, based on the all-important public-lands issue. The federal government owns a whopping 84.9 percent of Nevada’s land. Cruz promised he would return the land to the state; Trump said he wouldn’t.

One insider told me that when Cruz researchers showed rural voters news video of the comments, most rejected the video as doctored. They were inoculated to any truth that ran contrary to their beliefs. Data be damned.”

Exactly. Thank you very much.

Unfortunately she’s still seeing reality with only one open eye. What she’s missing is the entire Republican base is “inoculated to any truth that ran contrary to their beliefs. Data be damned.”

Parker then displays one more piece of valuable insight:

“The irony is that this deep distrust of the establishment and the media is the Republican Party’s own handiwork. Its leaders and operatives have been preaching for decades that the government and journalists can’t be trusted.”

Thank you, again.

She brushes ever so briefly upon the elephant in the room. But alas, this was the only time she mentioned the Republican Party as having something to do with their base being “inoculated to any truth that ran contrary to their beliefs. Data be damned.”

It wasn’t Trump who first poured the far Right kool-ade about Marxist Obama’s birth certificate, death panels, government takeover of health care, climate science denial, liberal media, only liberals are racist, and the thousand other lies necessary to dupe Americans into voting for Republicans.

The lies of Republicans led to trillions of dollars added to the national debt, and the needless deaths of thousands of Americans over certifiable lies about Saddam being allied with al-Qaeda and non-existent “Nukular” aluminum tubes.

Their lies were toxic, with deadly real world consequences. So too will the current batch of lies lead to human tragedy if believed by too many Americans.

And there are still many true believers today that are inoculated to any truth that runs contrary to their beliefs. Data be damned.

Parker concludes:

“The tragedy is that, of all those mentioned here, the most untrustworthy and dishonest is Trump. He undeniably lied a few days ago when he said he didn’t know anything about David Duke in what otherwise would have been the easiest disavowal in political history. In fact, Trump specifically mentioned Duke in a 2000 interview that many have heard by now.

It doesn’t matter, does it? As I’ve noted too many time to count, “Beliefs trump facts” with the cult of the far Right.

Trump knows this. And so do all the other liars of the far Right,

The lesson of fascism's "Big Lie" has been assimilated completely into the propaganda of the Republican Party.

Ironically, and unfortunately, Kathleen Parker is still inoculated against the truth far more than she realizes.





Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Clear Difference

The heckler at the Bernie Sanders rally at the University of Massachusetts on January second wore a Trump shirt, and held a sign that said “Obama is as Christian as Bruce Jenner is a woman.”

Bernie noted, “Here’s a Trump supporter worried about Mr. Trump’s money… I say to Mr. Trump and his supporters that the billionaires of this country will not continue to own this nation.”

The crowd responded by chanting, “Bernie, Bernie!” as the man was escorted peacefully out of the facility.

What happens when someone protests a Trump Rally?

Trump supporters say “Shoot him!” “Kick his ass,” and “Light the motherfucker on fire!”

There’s your clear difference between two groups of Americans.

One group represents our better nature. They value democracy and government of, by, and for the people.

Then there are the far Right, neo-fascist, Republican con-servatves wanting a belligerent bigoted billionaire to lead our nation.

Thankfully polls show Bernie winning a contest between the two. No matter who wins the nominations, the election will still essentially be between these two factions.

Sadly, if Bernie isn't nominated, our choice will be between two corporatist pawns of Wall Street and the Military Industrial/State Security Complex.

In other words, same old, same old.

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Update:

This recent incident at a Vermont rally shows us what a thug Trump really is. And no matter what the Right says, he has a big fat "R" attached to his name. He is one of them to the core.

While hecklers are removed from all rallies, Trump reveals his true character in this act of a cruel bully.

“I thought I heard a little voice over there. Get him outta there! Don’t give him his coat. Keep his coat. Confiscate his coat. You know it’s about ten degrees below zero outside. No, you can keep his coat. Tell him we’ll send it to him in a couple of weeks.”

Since Nixon, American fascism has the letter, "R" all over it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Republican Terrorists

Looks like Obama isn’t the only one who “pals around with terrorists”. Unlike Obama, Republican extremists running for president gloat about being supported by terrorists.

Cruz touted an endorsement from Troy Newman, president of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, who stated, “the United States government has abrogated its responsibility to properly deal with the blood-guilty. This responsibility rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.”

 In 1988, Cheryl Sullenger, now Operation Rescue's vice president, was convicted along with her husband for their part in a failed plot to blow up an abortion clinic.

Cruz and Huckabee attended a conference hosted by pastor Kevin Swanson. “Tiller killed 60,000 babies, so that’s 60,000 dead babies and one dead abortionist," Swanson said on his radio show. "So, let’s just say, the abortionists are still ahead on this one…People tend to get their comupance [sic], and that’s precisely what happened to Tiller the Killer."

Thank Bill O'Reilly for that little Fatwa meme.

 "I say, tonight, we punish Planned Parenthood. I think it’s time that abortion doctors should have to run and hide and be afraid for their life." Christian evangelist and former pastor Joshua Feuerstein, the man known for his insane video that accused Starbucks of "hating Jesus" by removing winter icons, like snowflakes and ice skaters from red winter coffee cups.

How many more of these evil extremists are out there?

There’s your American Taliban, and American ISIS, American Jihadists calling for the deaths of fellow Americans who break no laws. Fatwas in America? IOKIYAR, after all.

This is the dark face of evil and terror in Right Wing American Christianity.

What does this Right Wing terrorism look like from their victims’ perspective, or at least the ones still alive?

How Radical Right Wing Christian terrorism works:

Bryn Greenwood, a woman who worked at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas has posted a list of all the different ways she and her coworkers were terrorized by Christian Extremists during the 3 years she worked there explains.

I worked at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas for 3 years. My coworkers & I were subjected to the following acts of terrorism:

Gasoline was poured under our back door & ignited 4 times. Twice while the clinic was occupied, causing patients to be evacuated.

Butyric acid (used as a stink bomb) was poured under our doors & into ventilation system so many times I lost count. Clinic evacuated.

We received hundreds of phone calls, threatening to torch our clinic & to kill the "murdering whores" who worked there.

3 times someone drove by at night & shot out our windows. Picketers stood on the sidewalk & harassed employees as we swept up broken glass.

Our clinic didn't perform abortions. We did well woman exams, pregnancy tests, dispensed birth control, & treated STIs.

Our clinic offered free & low cost services in a low income neighborhood, but every day the "pro-life" movement tried to frighten us.

The goal was to make us afraid to come to work, to make us quit, to make us close the clinic. That's terrorism. That's how terrorism works.


And her facility didn’t even provide abortions…