February 20, 2014

Salon writer needs to know: is it time for Blacks to engage in violent revolution against Whitey?

Oh. And this particular author, Brittney Cooper, teaches college students.

No, I’m not kidding:

I teach college students, and in the hopefulness and optimism of their youth, they are often quick to point out that racial politics are so “different in their generation.” But what I see is black students their age being murdered unceremoniously in locales throughout the country, by white or non-black men, who receive insufficient justice for their crimes.

Despite a belief in progress, this moment suggests that young black men’s audacity to exist is a capital offense punishable by murder.

[…]

[…] white racial anxiety –and in particular the alleged legitimacy of it – is a foregone conclusion searching for facts. In this era, those “facts” seem to be readily available in endless media depictions of violent black males. In the post-Reconstruction era, those “facts” could be found in the swiftness of black progress during Reconstruction. During the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, those “facts” could be found in the audacity of black people’s desire to vote, share equal space on sidewalks, be paid fair wages, and eat at the same lunch counters. Black being is the problem. Not black thuggery. Black boys officially exist in a state of social death, because the law continues to tell us that their lives, when taken by white men, are legally indefensible. They have been rendered by the law dead men walking.

[…]

Many white folks believe that black criminality has produced white fear and that white fear in the presence of black masculinity is therefore always justified. But the opposite is true. White anxiety and fear and racism have produced the myth of pervasive black criminality.

[…]

The truth we need to be telling is that the myth of black male criminality is foundational, not incidental, to America’s national identity. Even if there were no black male criminals, to riff on professor Hortense Spillers’ work, they would have to be invented. The presence of black criminals justifies white male rage, white women’s fear and subsequent white male violence.

[…]

…The question is how should black people respond? Having seen a lot of violence in my childhood, I’m a deep believer in and practitioner of nonviolence. But in the face of unreasonable violence toward our children, why do black people owe the nation the safety of our reasonable, rational, nonviolent responses? Whether we take it to the streets or stay home and raise our sons and daughters, they are killed all the same.

Forgive me, but I’m going to stop right there, because the grating, self-satisfied mendacity of this overdetermined attempt at sounding scholarly is while straining for a revolutionary tone is, to my ear, so painful to read that I fear my eyes might begin to bleed.  And believe it or not, yes, I fear my eyes bleeding even more so than I fear “black being” and wish to see it stomped out!

Amazingly, the recycled Mandingo tropes — whites fear black men and criminalize them because of their virility and power, and thus must look for ways to justify their torment of what are, in this reading, ubermen enslaved by a calculus that draws on White cowardice and legal bigotry of the kind this country hasn’t seen in ages (unless, of course, we’re talking about the current universities or our own Justice Department or Civil Rights Divisions or activist court rulings, wherein we’re informed that equality can only be brought about by sanctioned inequality) — together with the racial separatist dogman, can still find an audience in this day and age. But then, that’s the audacity of hope, I guess, re-using old shopworn indictments of White bigotry to justify any and all sort of behavior that shouldn’t be tied to any particular “race” at all.

Gateway pundit points out:

Blacks are 39 times more likely to commit a violent crime against whites then vice versa, and 136 times more likely to commit a robbery.

— which figure makes you wonder what is so “special” about Blacks that their “being” leads to such a staggeringly lopsided commission of crimes, many of them violent, against whites.

One answer, and it’s surely the one Ms Cooper would give, is that the police are profiling and targeting blacks, leading to more arrests and so a disproportionate (and therefore false) narrative about black criminality, one invented by Whitey and secured by his law enforcement apparatus, even the black ones, who one supposes are like modern day House Negroes.

But another is this:  the victimology, the sense of unfulfilled entitlement, and the feints toward separatism so apparent in the writings of people like Cooper — when combined with the economic and social policy of liberals of all colors that lead to a kind of economic plantation system in which blacks have been routinely relegated — creates a sense of rage against a White Devil that has ceased to exist, for the most part, but that, to borrow back from Hortense Spillers (who herself borrowed from Voltaire, likely a racist himself), needs now be invented precisely to keep people like Cooper in  jobs.

Longtime readers of this site know that I have studied racial theory and have debated those on all sides of the academic racialist encirclement that, itself like a noose, seems content to punish the country for its own empowerment and enrichment.  And it’s motives are no grander or more noble than were those of the very bigoted Whites they once so rightly and righteously despised, but whom they now continue to map onto contemporary White “being” in order to maintain the illusion of their intellectual relevance.

These are charlatans and race hustlers.   Just because we give them degrees from universities doesn’t mean they are incapable of slinging snake oil.   It just means the price of the bottle goes up.

 

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:53pm
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Comments (97)

  1. “There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

    ~Jesse Jackson

    Pfft! What an Uncle Tom… not to mention RACIST!

  2. ClownDisaster whispers to Medvedev: Tell Vlad I can be more flexible after the election.

    ClownDisaster whispers to Cooper: Tell the boys they can be more flexible after the election.

  3. Known racist MLK, Jr.:

    “Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes? We’ve got to face that. And we’ve got to do something about our moral standards,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told a congregation in 1961. “We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”

  4. …which figure makes you wonder what is so “special” about Blacks that their “being” leads to such a staggeringly lopsided commission of crimes, many of them violent, against whites.

    Endangered “species?

  5. But in the face of unreasonable violence toward our children, . . .

    Ms. Cooper begs the question, then, of what violence she would consider reasonable, and why.

  6. Classical liberalism, at this point, is a kind of metaphorical phantom limb sensation. The limb is gone, amputated, but the sensory-cognitive apparatus remains behind, echoing one time associations into a void.

  7. I guess we need 70s radical chic to go with our 70s stagflation, underemployment and loss of international influence, huh?

  8. Considering that I’m a white male, does this mean I need to start getting ready to be forcibly deported back to Europe?

    My lease renewal is coming up pretty soon, and I need to plan accordingly…

  9. Our national inability to tell the truth about this will only lead to more black victims.

    At least we can agree about your inability to tell the truth, Ms Cooper.

  10. Most black men are murdered by other black men. That doesn’t excuse it in the least, but one should attempt to argue from fact rather than from emotion.

    Yeah, I know. Wish in one hand…

  11. “Just because we give them degrees from universities doesn’t mean they are incapable of slinging snake oil. It just means the price of the bottle goes up. ”

    They also get a far better selection of shills and plants, and the sheriff is on their side when people start getting sick.

  12. i think he’s overthinking it

    everybody knows you not supposed to hit people

  13. This one is just black and everything else is bullshit and she ain’t got time for it. This includes thinking:

    The truth we need to be telling is that the myth of black male criminality is foundational, not incidental, to America’s national identity. Even if there were no black male criminals, to riff on professor Hortense Spillers’ work, they would have to be invented.

    So, we have the myth of black criminality. Mountains of evidence be damned. And then we find that we’d have to invent it in the case that it were to not already exist. Very deep thinking here.

    In this era, those “facts” seem to be readily available in endless media depictions of violent black males.

    Actually, those facts are available from the FBI, in the form of statistics. Or, we could just listen to a nasty, racisty racist.

    “When I go to the money machine tonight, alright, I ain’t looking over my back for the media, I’m looking for niggas! What, you think I’ve got three guns in my house ’cause the media outside?” – Chris Rock

    This bint had a Twitter exchange with Aaron Walker earlier. All you need to know is here.

    I might be a little behind on my slang, but calling herself Professor Crunk means she’s probably stoned, right?

  14. Crunking was a wannabe dance move from about five years ago.

    She needs to get herself a gangsta boyfriend, preferably a convicted felon. He can smack her around and ruin her credit and she’ll totally deserve it.

  15. How dare you attempt to oppress this dusky rose of a wallflower with your White Man’s facts and logic!?!?! What gives you the right?!?!?

    outrageous!

    OUTRAGEOUS!

  16. Facts are raciss. So is math.

  17. does this mean I need to start getting ready to be forcibly deported back to Europe?

    WHERE in Europe?

    Most of us have ancestry from multiple lands, and I’m fairly sure there’s no common boundary among Germany, England, Wales, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands for me to straddle.

  18. The very last thing that someone looking out for black folks should ever want is for a significant number of people to believe that blacks as a group are killing white folks just because they’re white.

    The result of that belief would be incalculably bad for blacks.

  19. Violent revolution? To what end?

    How much more freedom can be had, if a ‘revolution’ (against the evil, oppressive whites, I suppose) succeeds?

    Where else in the world is there a model, after a successful black revolution, that will grant better freedoms than right here?

    And who would be left to pay all the bills ?

  20. >if a ‘revolution’ (against the evil, oppressive whites, I suppose) succeeds? <

    tribal losers the lot.

  21. “So, we have the myth of black criminality. Mountains of evidence be damned. And then we find that we’d have to invent it in the case that it were to not already exist. Very deep thinking here. ”

    Reality must be finagled into compliance with those useful theories most favored by academic consensus. This the task and duty on the shoulders of the SCIENCE!(TM)tist.

  22. Hey Bill Nye, you never had the stones to tell me that you had disproved the existence of God during your TV show. Why’d you keep that under bushel basket? You should have told me and showed your work. Now I went and grew up all wrong.

  23. “How much more freedom can be had, if a ‘revolution’ (against the evil, oppressive whites, I suppose) succeeds? ”

    Loot. Reparations. For what? Is it about what my great granddad supposedly may have done to their great granddad despite all the racial mixing making that an absurdity and the passage of time and the fact that the inuries were suffered and inflicted by proxy? Nope. It’s reparations for forcing them to hurt people, break windows, burn things, and risk getting shot…so they could get reparations.

  24. one thing for sure about the hyper-violent black revolution for justice or whatevs – it sure as hell won’t be televised

    which means it won’t have happened

    all proper revolutions, you understand, you can see them on the telly

    so too bad so sad brittney meanwhile do you know who makes tasty chicken breast rings?

    the canadians that’s who!

    the same cocksuckers what keep trying to shove jobs and prosperity up our failmerican asses in the guise of a “keystone pipeline”

    they’re good with ketchup believe it or not

    at first i tried to go in more of a hummus and tzatziki direction

    but nope

    ketchup is just fine

  25. All indicators point to extremely violent future times in store for the maddening USA, with Homeland Security and other Federal agencies targeting, firstly, whites. Because who else is being painted as the Enemy in every mass media communication tool we view?

    Leftist Liberal Progressives who are unfortunately white, hardest hit. By both sides.

  26. Even if it’s televised talking about it at all will be racist after a six month ‘get it out of your system’period. And when it is talked again it will be the white people who caused and ought to be ashamed about it. And the Koreans and Chinese and english speaking hispanics will have figured out that they are to be deemed leftist or white by then, according to their abilities and needs.

  27. Loot. Reparations. For what? Is it about what my great granddad supposedly may have done to their great granddad despite all the racial mixing making that an absurdity and the passage of time and the fact that the inuries were suffered and inflicted by proxy?

    My people were either on the right side of the Civil War or still in the old country. Which means I can shoot back with a clean conscience.

    If I hadn’t been conditioned to feel revulsion at the thought of handling firearms, that is.

  28. Di, you’re having trouble finding common borders to straddle, I’m having troubles finding borders. It seems Bohemia fell off the maps, how do I go back?

  29. Book a flight to Prague?

  30. But Prague is Czech (now) not Bohemia, my grandfathers immigration papers say Bohemia.

  31. Scotland was a country of its own when my ancestor left it. Obviously they’re anticipating my deportation by trying to regain their independence.

  32. Unless your grandfather spoke a language that would leave the Irish, Cornish, Scottish and Welsh tongue-tied, he was Czech.

  33. Although, come to think of it, his people could have been among those Rhinelanders who went East in search of opportunity back in the thirteenth or fourteenth century.

  34. All kidding aside, when did your grandfather immigrate?

  35. link for the obscurantist comment about celtic dialects.

  36. effin’ slovak h8ters

  37. hunky’s united

  38. tag you’re it

  39. Damn right, They stole Moravia from the Moravians. The bastards.

  40. it’s almost certain that reprisals there will be

  41. everyone should stock up on corn chips

  42. Ol’ “Red-Line” pulls out his self erasing marker again.

    Question.

    If a revolt is bloodily put down and no reporters are there, was there any violence to be incensed over? Or will it just be another, “At this point in time what difference would it make” moments that sorta didn’t happen.

  43. Maybe Putin misunderstood who exactly would have more flexibility after Obama’s reelection?

    It wouldn’t be the first time the translation got muddled.

  44. OMG, you GUYS!

    Read paragraph 111 of Steyn’s Answer to Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint. (Mann’s document is here.)

    Also, paragraphs 129–134 for the comedy, and then from 135 to the end of the document for more righteous smackdowns than you’ll find even in Nick Searcy’s Twitter feed.

    Ten million more.

  45. AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SPEAK TO ME SO KIND

  46. When the armed rebellion comes to our fair land, we might well take a page from the “Gochos” (regular Joes) in Venezuela.

    Being mostly disarmed, they’re hella innovative with the weapons, to wit:

    Piling up ordinary household items and street detritus to create “guarimbas” (barricades). At that link the first comment afterward by @alacarga2014 says “Yes! And put up a huge sign asking Obama to invade!” They want our help, but we all know that Obama won’t lift a finger against his ally Maduro.

    Using garden hoses and nails to puncture tires, clusters or a “Dragon’s Tails.”

    Paint bombs to blind the armored vehicles.

    Gas masks out of plastic bottles.

    Rolling boulders onto the streets.

    Concrete pipes as barricades.

    Batman.

    Tree trunks as combustibles. The Guarimbas are often set afire to help fend off Maduro’s goons, the GNB (Guardia Nacional Bolivariana). Items that produce black smoke are preferred to blind the GNB.

    Mirrors to remind the GNB of their humanity. They’re doing this in the Ukraine as well.

    Contingency instructions should the GNB try to enter your building. The first three floors are to use aerosols, boiling water or oil to fend off the GNB, floors 4–7 are to throw heavy objects through the windows and to vocally inform everyone where the attackers are. Floors 8 and higher are the watchmen who sound the alert and also throw stuff out the window.

    Instructions for using texts/SMS to post Tweets after Maduro shuts off the internet.

    Instructions for Feb 20 protests, too long for me to translate, but tells people to wear heavy clothing for protection, backpacks (also protection?), bring food and water, and a change of shirt so that the Chavistas can tell that you were at a rally while you’re returning home.

    Last but not least, Social media”.

  47. I just posted a comment with a lot of links. Looks like it’s in moderation.

    It’s about the innovative methods the Venezuelans are using to bring the whole country to a halt in a National Strike.

    In the meantime, you can see the photos of such things for yourself by looking at the photos for these hashtags:

    #AmasRepresionHagoGuarimbasRenunciaYA

    (You love repression, I make barricades. Step down NOW)

    #GuarimbasHastaQueSeVayaNicolas

    (Barricades until Nicolas leaves)

    Oh, and Cuban soldiers are arriving to help suppress the Gochos.

    Obama, OTOH, will not do jack. He’s on Maduro’s side.

  48. “He’s on Maduro’s side.”

    He tried to keep Honduras from throwing out their own would be jefe. Of course he is.

  49. This dummkopf does not comport with my experience. I live in a city advanced and civilized called Denver. Trufax.

    Black men around me immediately, and Latinos too, interact with kindness and grace and gentlemenlinesshoodship, it’s become a bit formal with opening of doors unnecessarily, and lifting me up by the arm from tying my shoes when I wasn’t having a problem getting up, and leaving a running vehicle on Broadway to assist me across 11th because I was dallying, apparently, and appeared to need help.

    !

    They engage me on the street. Tell me it is their birthday and dar me brazos right there on the street when I say feliz cumplianos. Give us a tilde ñ, there ya go, cumpliaños.

    And jump my truck. A woman!

    I cannot imagine a caucasian woman doing that. Yes I can. No I can’t. Yes I can but I can’t. My mum and two sisters and the women I know won’t. Why should they?

    And just as soon as I have that attitude settled a caucasian woman showed me where my hood latch is. She goes, “So now you know.” And I go, “But I don’t.” And she goes, “Right here.” The grill is like boxes and you must stick your hand in the right box and feel along the side for the latch. It is illogically placed, but she found it, and I could not. Boy, was that ever embarrassing.

  50. Most of my ancestors were from a mixture of European countries too, but I recently found out that I may be part Algonquin. Hmmmm, this is going to require some stragedy… or long legs to straddle with…

  51. My grandfather immigrated right after WW once.

  52. Apparently just before they gathered Bohemia, Moravia, etc together to form the Czech Republic.

  53. Subject of the Emperor of Austria then.

    Unless he was from Silesia. Then he’d have been a subject of the other Kaiser.

  54. Would have been Austria, he lived somewhere near the Austrian border.

  55. very interesting

    thanks

  56. First, WTH is this person fomenting a race war? It’s not like this would be OK if she were encouraging whites to attack blacks. This is sick.

    Second, Brittney Cooper is a Darwin award waiting to happen. In Gavin DeBecker’s The Gift of Fear, he recounts numerous crimes where he interviewed the victim and their gut instinct was to avoid a person/persons, but then concern of offending the stranger overrode this instinct, and *boom* mugged, raped, etc. So yeah, Brittney, tell people to to not be careful, that little voice just happens to be raaaacist, it will all be fine. This is on par with the feminists who think telling young girls to not get fall-down drunk at parties is misogynist and promoting a “rape culture.”

  57. Okay, I’m confused, as someone of Cherokee descent, do I get to keep what you all leave behind when you’re deported? Or do I get sent back to Germany, because that’s where my maternal grandfather was from??

  58. Libby, this woman demonstrates a complete lack of math skills. Blacks are 10% of the population. About 30 million people, give or take. Whites make up 70% of the population, roughly 210 million people, if Wikipedia is to be believed.

    I don’t think the numbers are in Brittney’s favor.

  59. Killing other human beings is in general repugnant to the vast majority of our fellows, no less for one than another, however described or identified, so well beyond any probability in our more or less pacific society. Besides, if this simpleton Cooper were truly committed to a course of killing, would she be acting rather than just jacking her publicational jaw? She’s a horseshitter, for a fact, not merely with regard to our political world seeking justice, but with regard to the very people she so blithely categorizes as her own.

  60. Shite . . . that should have been written * wouldn’t she be acting . . . ? *.

  61. *sniff…*

    *sniff…*

  62. A century later and nothing has changed …

    There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. — Booker T. Washington, “My Larger Education, Being Chapters from My Experience“ (1911), Ch. V: The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob (pg. 118 )

  63. The one thing that ties Michael Dunn with Trayvon Martin is stupidity and the “Gangsta life-style.”
    Trayvon died of “terminal stupidity” steming directly from the “Gangsta life-style.” Nothing more .. nothing less.

    It is just plain stupid to threaten anybody, even in gest, but this is part of the “Gangsta life-style.”

  64. “The truth we need to be telling is that the myth of black male criminality is foundational, not incidental, to America’s national identity.”

    What the excrementing copulation is this?

    Do words just lose all their meaning when she touches them, or is it that she has literally no idea what America’s “national identity” looks like to anyone else?

    (From the rest of the context, it appears she’s in some sort of unsupportable, hallucinatory fever-dream about “stand your ground laws” and how, to paraphrase,”white people can just kill black men and the law doesn’t care”.

    That this has no relation to the law or to actual reality, or the facts in any of the cases she thinks it does is irrelevant, I suppose.

    You can’t argue with people like this, because they share no common priors with the rest of us on which to base communication; if we don’t agree the sky is blue, how can we attempt to come to common ground about any more subtle part of observable reality?)

  65. And the masks continue to come off:

    Yet the liberal obsession with “academic freedom” seems a bit misplaced to me. After all, no one ever has “full freedom” in research and publication. Which research proposals receive funding and what papers are accepted for publication are always contingent on political priorities. The words used to articulate a research question can have implications for its outcome. No academic question is ever “free” from political realities. If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”?

    Instead, I would like to propose a more rigorous standard: one of “academic justice.” When an academic community observes research promoting or justifying oppression, it should ensure that this research does not continue.

    The power to enforce academic justice comes from students, faculty, and workers organizing together to make our universities look as we want them to do. Two years ago, when former summer school instructor Subramanian Swamy published hateful commentary about Muslims in India, the Harvard community organized to ensure that he would not return to teach on campus. I consider that sort of organizing both appropriate and commendable. Perhaps it should even be applied more broadly. Does Government Professor Harvey Mansfield have the legal right to publish a book in which he claims that “to resist rape a woman needs … a certain ladylike modesty?” Probably. Do I think he should do that? No, and I would happily organize with other feminists on campus to stop him from publishing further sexist commentary under the authority of a Harvard faculty position. “Academic freedom” might permit such an offensive view of rape to be published; academic justice would not.

    (Hat tip to Iowahawk)

  66. Do words just lose all their meaning when she touches them

    This is an affliction common on the left but usually it is hidden better. Expect more of this worldwide as their utopia recedes out of their grasp. Example:

    During a rambling, multi-hour speech Sunday, broadcast by decree on every station in Venezuela, an exhausted-looking Maduro attempted to explain that every government has the right to defend itself against intrigue, and that, given cause, Washington authorities would almost certainly have acted in the same manner. Only later, did he accuse the opposition of “breastfeeding crows that will now peck out your eyes for your cowardice” — a comment every bit as bizarre in Spanish as it comes off in translation.

    Or maybe it’s not bizarre and dicentra will explain why.

  67. “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries.”

  68. eCarmudgeon – Academic Justice = mob rule, eh?

    And these are the same people who preach “tolerance” and “diversity,” not that they ever truly meant it.

  69. For progressives, words mean pretty much the opposite of what they mean to us. The words “tolerance” and “diversity” are just two examples.

  70. Even if there were no black male criminals, to riff on professor Hortense Spillers’ work, they would have to be invented

    I wonder who she thinks would be the replacement if there were no black people? I vote for Star Bellied Sneetches.

  71. it’s almost lunchtime and there’s no black on white violent revolution stuff happening in burbank yet

    -30-

  72. 4 charged in Detroit triple murder; police say victims stabbed, tortured, house torched

    That is definitely black on black. No one who’s white lives at W. Outer Dr. and I-96.

  73. For progressives, words mean pretty much the opposite of what they mean to us. The words “tolerance” and “diversity” are just two examples.

    Another example is the abuse of justice in ‘social-justice’, made visible in the back and forth between that nasty Bushian weirdo Pete Wehner and the somewhat less nasty establishmentarian Paul Mirengoff over the last few days.

    Justice abused is justice turned upside-down to mean injustice in any ordinary understanding of the term: but this inversion is itself the guiding light of the political left entire, chillingly hidden from the ordinary stooges’ cursory view, wrapped in a blanket of pseudo-concern masquerading as a love of humanity, a love good so long as the lover is permitted to grind individual humans into the dust or throw them into reeducation camps, if not into pizza ovens.

  74. Bohemian you say, ccs? Just the thing here to remind you of the homeland, a cute as a button little sidelock. I think if you offered the reserve, you’d secure it. Remember, no right of return for anyone, even if you kept the front door key.

  75. Many years ago when I was in speech class in college, we were given an assignment to prepare a speech to persuade. One of my classmates was a Filipina who gave an impassioned speech about what a son of a bitch Ferdinand Marcos was and how he needed to be removed from power.

    Our professor used this speech as a jumping off point to explain the difference between persuading and inciting to riot.

    Prof. Crunk would do well to remember the difference.

  76. That is definitely black on black. No one who’s white lives at W. Outer Dr. and I-96.

    At least one victim was white.

  77. Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said the men were tortured.

    “The nature of the wounds were horrific, all three victims were stabbed multiple times … In addition, the fire had been obviously set to cover up what turned out to be a brutal murder in an attempt to destroy potential evidence,” Woody said in a news release.

  78. Or maybe it’s not bizarre and dicentra will explain why.

    I’ve never heard that particular locution, but then I’d never heard the words “guarimbas” and “gochos” before, either.

    They’re totally making fun of him for it.

    Can someone spring my post from moderation? It’s got links to photos of homemade defenses that the Venezuelans are using, things we might need to use ourselves, someday.

    Downing airplanes. Level: Gocho.

    “Corruption is, therefore, the essence of capitalism. In socialism, capital is democratized and so it isn’t amassed. It is anti-corruption.”

    Is it me or is does that look WAY too familiar?

  79. Any time I hear “- justice” I know it’s just a BS Lefty cause to hide what they really want. Typically it’s about gaining more power/controlling outcomes as they see fit based on group identity. That there is the opposite of justice.

  80. I cannot TELL you how pissed off I am at not being able to retweet or favorite the Venezuela stuff.

    Effing gulag algorithm. That’ll teach me to not have 3000+ followers or to be a faster-than-lightning typist.

    Or to use the Reply function. Guess I’ll have to avoid threading altogether.

  81. Also seen on Twitter, related to Venezuela.

    “What good is it to be Left or Right if bullets go right through the middle of your skull?”

    “He who tires out loses.”

    “NOW can we call it a dictatorship?”

  82. - As Ric Locke used to say: “The Black mans problem boils down to one documented fact that can’t be wished away. Individually blacks are competitive, but as a group they can’t keep up, don’t do well, always seem to need some artificial advantage in order to compete. AA can’t solve that problem, nor all the h8t whitey identity politics ever invented.”

  83. - Even the Fascists don’t trust the Progressives, *snort*.

  84. NO, BBH! NO!

    The Fascists are the ones opposing Maduro, who is a SOCIALIST.

    I know this because Chavista women have a hashtag called #MujeresContraElFascismo

    Just because this dude has the temerity to define Fascism correctly, that means exactly jack and squat.

    No, seriously. Click that hashtag, then click Photos and scroll through the idealized images of Chávez, because he has liberated women from the burdens imposed on them by capitalism.

  85. …because he has liberated women from the burdens imposed on them by capitalism.

    – But mostly all the “isms”, “xists”, and “ists” have liberated the middle-class in every country they infest from their earnings, for the fairness.

  86. “Or do I get sent back to Germany, because that’s where my maternal grandfather was from?? ”

    You’ll have to get a residency waiver for that by finding a quarter Cherokee who wants to stay in Germany. Or you can buy some de-emmigration indulgences.

  87. The Fascists are the ones opposing Maduro, who is a SOCIALIST.

    The protests in the Maidan, we are told again and again by Russian propaganda and by the Kremlin’s friends in Ukraine, mean the return of National Socialism to Europe. The Russian foreign minister, in Munich, lectured the Germans about their support of people who salute Hitler. The Russian media continually make the claim that the Ukrainians who protest are Nazis. Naturally, it is important to be attentive to the far right in Ukrainian politics and history. It is still a serious presence today, although less important than the far right in France, Austria, or the Netherlands. Yet it is the Ukrainian regime rather than its opponents that resorts to anti-Semitism, instructing its riot police that the opposition is led by Jews. In other words, the Ukrainian government is telling itself that its opponents are Jews and us that its opponents are Nazis.

    The strange thing about the claim from Moscow is the political ideology of those who make it. The Eurasian Union is the enemy of the European Union, not just in strategy but in ideology. The European Union is based on a historical lesson: that the wars of the twentieth century were based on false and dangerous ideas, National Socialism and Stalinism, which must be rejected and indeed overcome in a system guaranteeing free markets, free movement of people, and the welfare state. Eurasianism, by contrast, is presented by its advocates as the opposite of liberal democracy.

    The Eurasian ideology draws an entirely different lesson from the twentieth century. Founded around 2001 by the Russian political scientist Aleksandr Dugin, it proposes the realization of National Bolshevism. Rather than rejecting totalitarian ideologies, Eurasianism calls upon politicians of the twenty-first century to draw what is useful from both fascism and Stalinism. Dugin’s major work, The Foundations of Geopolitics, published in 1997, follows closely the ideas of Carl Schmitt, the leading Nazi political theorist.

    National-Socialist-Fascist-Bolsheviks they all are. Slavemasters trying to corral their slaves.

  88. Any time I hear “- justice” I know it’s just a BS Lefty cause to hide what they really want. Typically it’s about gaining more power/controlling outcomes as they see fit based on group identity. That there is the opposite of justice.

    Also a very good rule-of-thumb for any organization that has “responsibility” in their name…

  89. Or “People’s”.

  90. SW you’re a tease, I don’t have gun money right now.

  91. Helter Skelter, coming down fast.

    In his dark and dank cell, Charlie Manson is laughing.

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