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Turning into what should’ve been a regular news report about a New Jersey shootout between a cop and citizen, the attention was quickly drawn to a reporter’s remarks and choice of words when interviewing witnesses and associates of the assailant.
Sean Bergin’s remarks only revealed the stereotypes he believes to be true about Black men. Fatherless, wayward sons who ultimately have a rift with cops. My question is, why is it ok to believe and promote these stigmas about Black people, thus generalizing, minimalizing and ignoring their struggles as individuals? It’s safe to say no two people has ever shared the exact same life, so why does the media always promote these stereotypes and pass them on as facts about Blacks? How do these ideas pass as true?
From him asking the security guard who was physically assaulted if the assailant was drunk or high, this made his report objective and purely bias.
Mark Henry held ECW’s world championship, and then Smackdown’s world championship. But despite having one of the most impressive resumes in WWE history, he has never won the top prize in WWE.
In the fictional WWE storylines, being the world champion means you are the best wrestler. But in real life, it means you are the best performer. The decision of who gets to be the titleholder simply comes from a team of creative writers with the final call going to WWE owner Vince McMahon himself: Who do we want to be the face of our company? Who do we think is good enough?
In its 62 year history, WWE has never chosen a black wrestler to hold its world championship.
Abdul Rahman Al-Batsh’s pain-wrenched face has become one of the most powerful images of the Gaza conflict.
The 12-year-old boy lost 18 members of his family in an air raid on Saturday night.
A photograph of Abdul Rahman, his shoulders slumped against a car, shows the moment when he discovered his father was among the dead.
When is society going to stop perpetuating the absurd belief that black women have no right to be womanly? That we somehow cannot claim female as our gender even when our DNA says we are? Why, as a black women, do I feel that we are grouped into this category of not-quite-female but not-quite-male, as if we’re some kind of alien being with some traces of female features but are “unpredictable”, “scary”, “ugly”, “hypersexual”, and “manly”.
It has taken a long time, far too long, but politicians seem finally to have realized how catastrophically expensive it is for the United States to lock up more people than any other country on the planet. Although most had cared little about how much it would cost their districts when they embraced harsh mandatory minimum sentences, or eliminated the possibility of parole, or further criminalized the public health problems of addiction and mental illness, apparently the economic chickens have now come home to roost.
And, of course, as anyone at all close to the everyday and real workings of our nation’s criminal justice system knows, the costs of mass incarceration are not merely monetary. Yes, it costs billions of dollars to have confined more than 2.4 million people to 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,259 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails and 79 Indian Country jails — as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, and prisons in the U.S. territories by 2011. But as important, this level of incarceration has devastated the children, the neighborhoods, the lifetime livelihoods, and even the very health, of the imprisoned themselves.
The harassment and poor treatment of the refugee families and children in Murrieta, California by Tea Party militia hooligans and thug nativists is embarrassing. I am not bewildered, although I will confess to being disgusted, by how those who wrap themselves in the flag of American Exceptionalism and tired bromides that “America is the greatest country on Earth!” do not understand that a truly great country offers aid and comfort to those in need.
The 24/7 news media is a circus. The Right-wing echo chamber is the center ring, and is in many ways, the greatest show on Earth. As I wrote here regarding D’Souza’s propaganda piece “America”, and have mentioned many times elsewhere, there is a special role to be played by black and brown people in the Right-wing’s human zoo and freak show.
Black Americans (and other people of color) are loathed by conservatives because conservatism and racism are one in the same thing in the post civil rights era. Black Americans are loved by conservatives when they can be used as part of a political blackface routine or passion play, acting as human proof that white conservatives are not racists because they have a “best black friend” who can vouch for them.
It’s been an amazing year: the Orange star covered Time magazine, “I got to meet the president, I have an Emmy nomination and I can afford to redecorate my apartment. I have a publicist who connected this call. Everything is different,” she says in amazement.
“My whole life has changed. People recognize me wherever I go. Nothing is the same it was last year,” Cox adds. The actress had just gotten off the phone with her mom, whom she hopes to take as her Emmys date (she first asks when, exactly, the ceremony is).
And Cox credits Jodie Foster, who directed her emotional flashback sequence in season one where her character comes out as transgendered, with her guest-actress nomination (in a comedy).
Let’s make this clear: Palestine has no navy, army or air force; this is not a war, this genocide!
The people of Palestine have been suffering for many years but lets start at 1948 when the British, the United Nations and the Zionist Movement decided to split Palestine and allow the Jewish population to occupy their country through a white supremacist settler model of colonial domination. Did they ask Palestine if this was OK? Of course not. This sparked the Arab/Israeli war and by 1949, Israelis made up 30 percent of the population but occupied 75 percent of the land. As a result, Israel has functioned as a military outpost for U.S. imperialism which has exploited and dominated the middle east for decades. It is important to state that the USA was engaged in warfare with the Soviet Union (Cold War) to combat the idea that communism would suppress the freedom of mankind and ultimately the world would sink into a dark abyss. So the USA fought the soviets for “freedom” while supporting the Israelis in their enslavement of the Palestinians? We could spend days on all the contradictions within the imperialistic countries.
For the last 50 years, the Republican Party has been on the forefront of policy and ideas that have been detrimental to African Americans, including the painting of black women as “Welfare Queens,” school zoning laws, mandatory minimums for victimless crimes, and a number of others. In contrast, Democrats have often combatted these initiatives and championed efforts like increases in minimum wage, increased access to healthcare, and more investment in public schools. As a result, the vast majority of African Americans are registered Democrats. In a number of Southern states, the Democratic Party is almost entirely black. As a result, what often occurs in conversations about race is that terms like “Democrat” and “liberal” get thrown around when they are not even really relevant. For example, when Crystal Wright of conservativeblackchick.com called out her fellow Republicans for embracing people like Cliven Bundy, a number of people who typically eat up anything that she says accused her of sounding “like a liberal.” People of this school of thought ignore an array of nuances. First of all, white supremacy and racism existed before either the Republican or Democratic Party. Secondly, there are issues that both parties have not addressed in any meaningful way. Also, being a Democrat does not foreclose the capacity for white supremacist thinking. Finally, pushing back against white supremacy does not automatically signal an allegiance to the Democratic Party.
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by Lavern Merriweather
Jeremy Meeks is a name that – by now – should probably be very well known to anyone reading this. He is the young, perfect jawed, bald, bi-racial felon with blue eyes that has many women swooning on the web after seeing his mugshot. Mr. Meeks’ popularity – such as it is – has taken off so much that a few modeling agencies have offered to sign him to a contract. However, it seems that some are not that impressed. In fact, they have eagerly voiced their disdain.
Two white female anchors for the Headline News (HLN) cable news network named Lynn Berry and Christi Paul felt the need to criticize the women falling head over heels for Mr. Meeks. They even had the utter nerve to whine about him being a ‘felon’ while they spent damn near the entire hour of the show talking about him. What should and could easily have been a five minute soundbite turned into almost the whole show of them complaining as they read some negative Facebook comments from viewers.
I mention this, because while I get that Mr. Meeks has broken the law, it’s still sad that this is what passes for news these days. We get a lot of typical self-righteous preaching from a group of people woefully ill-equipped to judge anybody.
Let’s cut the crap here. Mr. Meeks is getting attention and then vilification because he is a partly black male. As I have stated in previous posts, white people going out of their way to piss and moan at a person of color, especially a Negro, can’t come from anywhere but a place of race, particularly when there are some rather depraved and vile stories about a number of white male celebrities who are revered in this country. That shows what completely sick, sadistic, rotten little people they are that would make your hair stand on end and your skin crawl.
I just recently discovered that lead guitarist for the band Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page, committed an act of despicable cruelty and perversion. Years ago, Page was at a club where he spotted a young female who was underaged.He instructed one of his roadies to approach the girl, who was only 14, and pass her along. Turns out he did more than that. He grabbed the girl and forced her to get into Page’s limo, where he threatened her if she tried to leave. He told her that if she “fucking moved”, he “would take her fucking head off”, a quote the accomplice of the degenerate pedophile made to keep this young girl from escaping.
Page then took the girl to his house and after spending several hours raping and forcing her to drink alcohol, he finds out that she is actually far too young to be a f**k buddy for his creepy grown ass. When this happens, instead of doing the right and humane thing of turning himself in to the cops, Page chooses to hold her hostage for the next three years at his home, in hopes of keeping his secret hidden.
Why this worthless sack of crap never saw a day in prison is beyond me. It can’t be because England has a different set of rules when it comes to the rape and kidnapping of minors than in most countries. I’m not fully aware of what the girl did legally afterwards. If anything, I do know that she wrote a book about her ordeal, even going so far as to defend her so-called ‘relationship’ with Page by calling it romantic while showing classic symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome, where a victim that has been held captive for a long period of time comes to not only sympathize with their kidnapper but protect them from criticism by justifying their immoral, horrific behavior. Maybe that is her way of dealing with such a brutal and wretched situation, but the rest of us don’t have to feel that way. Far as I am concerned, Page is forever tainted in my mind and his sinister actions can’t afford him any other label but a monster. And he’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A member of the legendary rock group Lynyrd Syknyrd is also a lowly little pervert menace to minors. A prominent member of the band raped a 15 year-old girl at the Ozark Mountain Festival in 1975 and has since swathed a path of pedophilia to where he has had to register as a sex offender for the past five years.
Former British rocker Gary Glitter who coined the phrase ‘glam rock’ and was noted for his wild stage persona and flamboyant costumes has been thrown out of Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan because he keeps inviting 10 and 11 year old girls to his house. I’m pretty sure it ain’t to play Barbie dolls or have a slumber party.
It appears that the amount of sordid demented tales from the white male rock community of disgusting incidents involving little girls runs very long and very deep, among other shitty, illegal things that would land many of the rest of us in prison where we would belong.
For those of you who question what does all of that have to do with Jeremy Meeks, well I tell you. Granted, I understand clearly that Mr. Meeks is no Boy Scout. He is in jail, after all. But he is being given a second chance, and as far as I’m concerned, he deserves one. I saw most of the things that Mr. Meeks has been in trouble with. Yet, none of it even comes close to be as wicked and evil as some of the shit I spoke about with the rock stars.
So, I question why is it that they get to live as free men enjoying fabulous palatial homes, being showered with millions of dollars, being beloved and worshiped by adoring and, in some cases, unsuspecting fans, while somebody like Jeremy is made into a pariah by the very media that glorifies deplorable scumbags, all in the sake of loving whoever looks like you no matter how miserable a person they are.
And for those of you high minded Negroes who say what white people do has nothing to do with black folks, I say that’s a crock and a cop-out. ANY adult who violates the sexual innocence of a child IS my fucking business and it should be yours too, especially if as many black people seem to claim that they find that sort of act completely reprehensible, which it is. The time has long since passed where black folks can justify holding ourselves to a higher standard than that of white people, if we really truly mean what we say. Either we put every single last bad guy in front of the firing squad or we don’t put anybody there at all.
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by Lavern Merriweather
Rarely do you have a white male host of some goofy cable show that pokes fun at celebrity gossip and stupid TV antics be the voice of reason. But stranger things have happened.
The other night on E channel’s “The Soup”, comedian Joel McHale who hosts the show mentioned Solange Knowles recent complete and utter moment of ratchetness. He contrasted the attention that story is getting with the amount of attention being paid to the 200 some kidnapped Nigerian girls being held hostage by a psychotic terrorist leader that has boasted on video how many times he and his men have been raping the girls and claiming that they will be forced into marriage. While I hope and pray that isn’t true and that this situation has a positive conclusion, I have to applaud Mr. McHale for his very astute observation.
It seems that the media focusing on the plight of black women in either this country or others depends solely on how moronically we are behaving. They appear to be salivating at the chance to finally find some excuse, no matter how petty, to attack the power couple that is Beyoncé and rapper Jay-Z, who – for the most part – have been a relatively controversy free duo, unlike some people in Hollywierd that seem to welcome happily any opportunity to showcase themselves at their highest level of stupidity.
Sure, the media has tried its damndest to find any reason, regardless of how ridiculous and pointless, to criticize the older Ms. Knowles. However, she wasn’t even involved in the altercation between her husband and his sister-in-law. To his credit, Jay-Z showed a tremendous amount of restraint when Beyoncé’s sister was taking swings at him, something I doubt a lot of grown men would have done, especially ones who are wealthy and being kicked, then spit on.
As for Solange, I have no clue what set her off exactly, but I do feel that her response was tacky and foolish. She was the ultimate in being a hoodrat. And I don’t say that, because I feel that she should care what white people have to say or think about this incident.
As Brotha and many a black folk in the blogworld have said previously, obnoxious acts of asinine behavior comes in all races. Plenty of times, we have seen white women on reality TV, and those who are celebrities, act like childish idiots. Yet, the spotlight almost always falls invariably on black women, particularly when the media can point fingers of disgust and say, “See we were right all along. They are just dumb angry bitches itching for a fight.” Don’t forget these are the same folks who, when given a chance to use black women to selectively demonize a black man, will jump right on it.
In 1991, when Clarence Thomas was about to be appointed to the Supreme Court by then President George H. Bush, some allegations came out that he sexually harassed a former employee named Anita Hill. The white female feminist brigade came out to so-called support Ms. Hill in full force, completely oblivious to the fact that they have spent many decades ignoring issues specific to black women. They rushed with the style of a jet pack strapped to their back to hoist Anita upon their shoulders as the poster woman of sexual harassment – I assume – in an effort to bring enlightenment and awareness to what women have to suffer daily in a hostile, sexually oppressive environment.
Flash forward some years later to when one time governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton was elected president. Mr. Clinton, or “Sweet Slick Willie” as I like to call him, was accused by a hotel employee named Paula Jones of sexual harassment. She claims that Clinton propositioned her by exposing himself and demanding sexual favors. As to be expected, white women’s attitude changed the minute the race did. They not only denounced Ms. Jones as a liar but said that it was just a sour grapes plot by the Republicans to get even for their treatment of Thomas. They never once caught on that their accusations, coupled with their denial, gave much needed fuel to the conservative media’s fire. A double standard was at play.
Around that same time, former boxing champ Mike Tyson better known as “Iron Mike” was embroiled in a rape scandal. A woman named Desiree Washington who was a contestant in a beauty pageant that Tyson attended says he raped her. Once again, the white feminist brigade was supposedly there to rally for her as they circled the wagons. Then, when a member of the Kennedy family named William Kennedy Smith was accused of rape as well, the feminist cries for justice yet again turned to mush. They couldn’t be bothered fighting for the rights of their own when there was a black man to selectively target.
I bring up those two instances to correlate how white people in this case, white women only give a shit when it suits their agenda. I don’t believe that they cared anymore about either Ms. Hill or Ms. Washington than they do about the trash thrown into the streets at New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. It was nothing more than an attempt to further stereotypes and prove their racist mindset valid.
When comedian and beloved TV star Bill Cosby’s son Ennis was brutally gunned down by a white male illegal immigrant from Russia, his own wife Camille blasted the media for disregarding their tragedy, pain and anguish to report on the more salacious tale that Mr. Cosby may have fathered a child out of wedlock with another woman. She even said that the Russian male was taught to hate black people by America. She must have been talking directly about the American media because they do a wonderful job of playing negative racist clichés against people.
“Clueless” star and recent political aficionado, the beautiful Stacey Dash, claimed that her ex-husband, who is white, was physically abusive during their marriage to the point where Ms. Dash had to get a restraining order after they divorced. Now, I have never had to file one, but I would guess that any woman who does, does it because she’s afraid of what her man is capable of. Typical that the same folks, including Negroes, who broke a neck running to protect Rhianna after she was assaulted by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown were nowhere to be found for Stacey.
Even queen mammy Oprah was silent, despite her supposed staunch desire to be a guardian for the beaten pop star. Funny, she doesn’t seem that willing to speak out for Ms. Dash or countless other black women who have been victims, even those at the hands of white males such as Mitrice Richardson who was a young black female that got arrested by some white cops for being belligerent in a restaurant . She was taken to a police station where she was later inexplicably dropped off in one of the city’s worst neighborhoods, an area that she didn’t even live at. Her body was found several weeks later bruised and battered. Although her mother stated that Ms. Richardson was bipolar as well as manic depressive, the cops were not reprimanded in any way. And her story was given the brush off by every major news outlet as well as many local ones. The outcry for Ms. Richardson and many other black females is virtually non-existent when they aren’t famous or when there isn’t a black man available to vilify.
Apparently, most people, some of whom are black, don’t give a rat’s ass. Which is why I am grateful that Mr. McHale so adroitly pointed out the lack of coverage for young black girls in need versus that of a young black woman making a damn fool of herself. Thank you so very much Joel.
Keith Essien is a self-proclaimed misogynist, and is seemingly unashamed by it. He has a huge problem with women, painting them as scandalous hoes victimizing poor innocent men. I’ve seen it before. Hell, I used to be him, to a certain extent. But not near to the point of no return.
However, he sealed his fate when his dickery surfaced when he bellowed that when a woman dresses less, walks home alone in the baddest part of town, and men rape her, she deserved it. I’m not lying. You can check it out here.
So, here is the end of the line of this poor soul who won’t let go. My only hope is that there are women out there who beware of someone who blames rape solely on the victim.
Keith Essien, with that rape comment, you have just outed yourself as a male that NO ONE should ever associate with. You are only doing yourself a great disservice. And while you will even blame women for that shit, at the end of the day, you will be alone. You may even end up like your boy Elliot Rodger. Either way, I no longer give a fuck.
I tried to advise you to let go of this rage. You don’t want to. You made that choice all on your own, buddy. And like a little punk, you continued crying and siding with violence against women.
So Keith Essien, you are no longer welcome in my den. Good bye and get help.
“If fascism comes to America, it will not be identified with any “shirt” movement, nor with an “insignia,” but it will probably be “wrapped up in the flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution,” wrote in a 1936 issue of The Christian Century. Nobel Laureate recipient Sinclair Lewis put it even more succinctly when he warned, “It [fascism] would come wrapped in the flag and whistling the Star Spangled Banner.”
No one who has followed the rise of the Christian Right in national politics over the course of the past three decades should be surprised by Monday’s Supreme Court decision to grant corporations religious personhood. It was as predictable as Pat Robertson saying something stupid about gay sex. The hyper religious conservatives on the bench of the nation’s high court, all of whom were appointed by Republican presidents, see the federal government as being controlled by ‘secular humanists’ who wish to make war against the purity of the Christian belief system. Like the 89 million Americans who count themselves as evangelicals, they seek total cultural and political domination.
Not only is the Christian Right the most politically agitated and reliable voting bloc of the Republican Party, but it is also emboldened like no other time in their warped history. With recent efforts to legalize discrimination against gay Americans defeated, the Hobby Lobby case against the Affordable Care Act has reenergized the theocratic wing of the GOP base — the wing that is now the party’s fuselage. Throw red meat to their holier than thou rationalizations and they won’t care what big business does to this great nation. They care for one thing – turning America into a theocratic regime. Don’t be fooled by the flag-waving and the obnoxious hyper-masculine jingoistic platitudes; the Christian Right does not love America unconditionally. They love America on the condition that representatives they help get elected are carrying out their political agenda.
There are many complications that will arise from the Supreme Court’s “Hobby Lobby” decision.
The language of “religious liberty” and “free enterprise” are deified in American political culture and discourse. Those words are blinding and disorienting; therefore, they are also concepts that are not critically interrogated.
For example, “religious liberty” and “free enterprise” were used to justify slavery, as well as Jim and Jane Crow. The move towards privatized schools, “urban academies”, and publicly funded religiously based secondary and primary education are the direct heirs of the “freedom academies” that whites used as a means to resist integration and the Black Freedom Struggle in the South and elsewhere.
So, twice a year, the Kochs convene a secret summit of superrich supermen to plot strategy and pledge millions of dollars to their political transformation of America. In June, about 300 of the billionaire brotherhood gathered with Charlie and Dave at the St. Regis Monarch Bay Resort on the Southern California coast. As investigative reporter Lauren Windsor wrote in The Nation, the Koch confab, which bore the heroic title of “American Courage,” took over the entire luxury resort, including its golf course and restaurants, for three days, at the cost of nearly a million bucks—not counting charges for guest rooms.
David Koch provided a keynote talk, modestly titled “Saving America,” and attendees were treated to a feedfest of right-wing boilerplate from a gaggle of GOP congress critters summoned to the summit. The billionaires were especially delighted to hear Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell assure them that he would defend to his last sour breath their right to buy our elections.
Then, reports Windsor, the 300 Koch-headed supermen pledged to do just that, promising to put up $500 million this year to turn the U.S. senate over to Republican control.
The dead bodies of three Israeli youths were found yesterday in the occupied West Bank after over two weeks of uncertainty. The three Israelis–19-year-old Eyal Yifrach and 16-year-olds Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar–had gone missing June 12th after attending a yeshiva in a West Bank settlement. They were most likely killed by two Palestinian militants.
Israel’s response to the abductions has been to essentially hold every Palestinian responsible for the crimes of a few. In response to the discovery of the bodies, Israel’s policy of collective punishment—a war crime under international law— has continued, with vengeful targeting of the families of the alleged suspects.
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by Lavern Merriweather
On the anniversary of his death, there was a lot of remembrance for the late John F. Kennedy. Many of the news programs and cable outlets did countless tributes. They also focused on his alleged killer, the just-as-late Lee Harvey Oswald. The 8 minute film shot by a man named Abraham Zapruder who just happen to be there that day running his little millimeter camera created an image that has been watched and debated on for decades now. I for one, however, have absolutely no interest or desire to salute the legacy of John or any Kennedy for that matter.
A while ago, I wrote a post criticizing the Kennedys and their volatile relationship with the late Dr. Martin Luther King. And Brotha wrote a post trashing beloved and admired Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. That got me to thinking about how certain white male public figures throughout history who have been glorified, in spite of the dirty little underbelly beneath their surface. It’s like that old saying; if you were to randomly lift up a rock, you’ll be very surprised by what you find under it.
Yet, with a number of celebrated white male denizens of the past, I probably wouldn’t be that shocked at all to find out what just what type of asshole they really were. I always find it exceedingly interesting that a lot of the white people who tell black people to stop living in the past have no qualms whatsoever doing that very thing when they are waxing nostalgic about some revered white male who is famous, not one time ever mentioning how utterly despicable he was. From politicians to aviators, authors to rock stars, white folks, particularly those in the media, love to go back in time wearing the most rose colored of lenses. They never want to see their heroes for who they really were. Mind you, these are the same folks who never let one minute pass to remind us Negroes how messed up and shitty our celebrities are.
Famed flyboy Charles Lindbergh made no secret of his full support for the Nazis, even at one time saying how America should just back out of the war and let them rule over the United States so they could get rid of – in his words – ‘the more inferior blood of the country’. Yeah, guess whose stamp I won’t be buying or using when it’s handed to me at the post office. I’ll just ask for somebody else.
Same thing goes for the aforementioned Columbus. What Brotha didn’t mention was that Columbus also encouraged his men, who were infected, to pass the disease on to the Native women they were having sex with. That way, they could pass whatever they caught on to their men. Talk about your role model!
He’s almost as bad as the white males on the face of Mount Rushmore like Washington and Jefferson who declared all men equal while owning other human beings as cattle. Or one time president Harry Truman who once said that, and I quote, “Any man is a good man as long as he’s not a ni**er or a Chinaman”. Remember, these males were once elected officials making rules and laws that affected a lot of people, many of whom were the very ni**ers and Chinese folks that he claimed were no good.
Speaking of presidents who didn’t have black people’s back, there was one show talking about Kennedy that I did watch. It’s an amazing show called “African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross”, hosted by Louis Gates. On one episode Mr. Gates was having multiple conversations with people that participated in the freedom riders movement. He showed videos of them preparing for the hostility that they would face trying to integrate lunch counters in the South. There were also pictures of some of the sadistic violence that they experienced while in Alabama, as well as other states.
A former staffer of Kennedy’s said that the president didn’t want to send National Guard troops to protect the protesters, even after countless requests and being told many times that they needed outside protection, since most of the law enforcement in those towns was just as dangerous to the safety of the bus travelers as the bolder racists. According to him, despite the fact that Kennedy had been warned of the impending threat, he didn’t want to be bothered. Kennedy felt that those brave souls fighting for change were an annoying nuisance. He had more important things to worry about than a bunch of foolhardy Negroes who should have known better anyway. Kennedy seemed to think that if they did go ahead as planned then they brought it on themselves. Don’t forget that Kennedy is the very same person who appointed his brother Robert as head of the CIA and gave authorization for him to wiretap Dr. King.
There was also the absolutely shameful way he treated performer Sammi Davis Jr. Yet, for some inexplicable reason, many black folks still think of him as some kind of savior like they do with former president Bill Clinton, even while he flat out refused to send troops to war torn African countries such as the Sudan, Darfur, South Africa and Rwanda. He, however, made sure all the white people stuck there had a way out though. Then again, many white presidents have put on a good show for the masses while behaving differently behind closed doors.
Woodrow Wilson thought nothing of having a showing of that D.W Griffith garbage “Birth of a Nation” at the White House. I wonder if Hollyworthless will do a film about how the black help of Wilson’s felt being so extremely disrespected. Doubtful, seeing how even leaders who weren’t worth their weight in dogshit are thought of as exceptional human beings. It really should depend on who you ask. So, I don’t think they’ll be asking anybody that would disagree. Bottom line is they don’t want to know the truth. They would rather be greeted on Fantasy Island by Mr. Roark and Tattoo.
The following is a response to an article I wrote entitled “Bad and Sexy“. I wrote about the internet popularity of the now-infamous mugshot of Jeremy Meeks. My article got the attention of a lurker who goes by the name Keith Essien who dropped a lot of sexist and misogynist deuces. I asked him point blank if he hated women, and did he think he was a good man? This is his response:
I will admit. I hate women with EVERY FIBER of my being and that hatred comes from the very pit of my soul.
I would love to see these sassy, arrogant, self entitled, women who in regards to men have a deep BBD (Bigger, Better, Deal) mentality, you know they all think, they can get someone better.
I would love to see these same women in the west, go over to my parents country (Nigeria) or any Muslim country like Saudia Arabia or Iraq and go down and talk down to the men over there
Go on ladies, go to Nigeria and talk down to the brothers over there…go on…go try…go try….I DARE YOU…..but if you do, please be prepared to be taken outside have the S**T kicked out you, get ready to beaten to within inch of your life if you try to run your mouth over here.
Elliot Rodger ? To me. I love him. Arrest me. I’m not happy at what he did, nor am i sad. I don’t care. Maybe women will for once see where men are coming from
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The irony with women is that
They are not special.
They are not gorgeous.
They are not brilliant.
They are not sophisticated.
Most will never do anything special or influential in their entire lives ! I’m also sick and tired of how picky women are.
What gives them the right ?
I’ve also learned another thing this to the guys
Never F**KING lower your standards.
Ugly girls are just as snooty and arrogant as good looking ones. You may as well get rejected by a decent looking girl, because there is really NOTHING like asking out a girl you’d have to close your eyes to F**K and hearing she doesn’t have time for you.
When girls say “Maybe you should go for a plain girl” or “Ugly girl”
Don’t F**KING listen to them !!!!! Stop listening to whatever they have to say !!! and just walk away. Because they’re F**KING LYING !! IT’S NOT TRUE!!! UGLY GIRLS ARE NOT LESS PICKY !!!
Misogynists are not born, they are made. Hating women is the only thing I have left to do. I’m too good to respond with violence or anything so trite and barbaric. I’m above it and beyond it. I AM A BETTER MAN !!
Indeed, I’ve given up the idea of ever having a woman as a part of my romantic life.
I’m a MISOGYNIST. I declare it, not proudly, but without shame. I refuse to accept the shame that women have tried to place upon me. I’m a MISOGYNIST, without apology to anyone. I’m a MISOGYNIST, from now until women show themselves worthy of something better than hatred. I’m a MISOGYNIST from now until the day I die.
At least he’s honest, as far as honesty goes on the internet. Commenters have gracefully checked his attitude, and I will attempt to do the same.
Keith, it’s sad that you harbor this much hatred for women. It’s even sadder that you justify it and spread your hate to all of them when we probably can guess that you’ve encountered only a handful in regards to the entire female population.
Let me be real, because I’m I’m speaking from experience. I’ve been hurt by women myself. I’ve been used, yelled at, made fun of and even hit by quite a few women growing up. I kept getting chosen as a target by certain girls in high school and college. In fact, I even resented those who overlooked me or didn’t give me the same attention they gave other guys.
So, I started disliking them. I started not to trust them. I had a lot of anger in my heart for the whole female gender, all because of a few rotten apples.
I turned into a sexist. I insulted women that I suspected was doing me wrong a.k.a. didn’t do what they say they will do or didn’t treat me as they did my friends.
Do I still have this pain in my heart? Yes! Do I still have problems trusting women? Yes! I won’t front. However, what good will hating women do in the end? What good will it bring you, especially if you excuse violence against them?
You talk about Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq using violence to keep women in line. Any nation or society that allows and advocates violence against women is not keeping them in line. They are keeping them down. It is no different than a racist nation that institutes violence against people of color.
Let’s be clear. Elliot Rodger was a spoiled bastard with an entitlement complex. Do some research and you will see that he’s no gentlemen. And assuming you are a black male, you will find he wasn’t too fond of brothas hooking up with white women. I even mentioned it in an article I wrote here. This guy that you ‘love’ hates ‘inferior black boys’.
You have so much animosity towards women it’s almost limitless and entirely ridiculous. You say they are not special, gorgeous, brilliant, sophisticated or influential. You say they don’t have the right to be picky. Yet, you warn men not to lower their standards. That’s an obvious double standard. How come they should settle for anything and we shouldn’t? That’s male privilege talking, and believe it or not, you’re dead drunk with it.
I agree that misogynists are not born but made. But when it’s all said and done, it comes down to choice. You chose to be a misogynist because you don’t want to give up the hate. You say that’s all you have left to do, but that’s a cop out. You want to hate women for reasons only you know.
And I doubt that every single woman you’ve known did you wrong. I can tell you from my own experience that the ones that did me dirty were few in comparison to the many beautiful, sweet women I’ve known in my life. I realized it was unfair to paint them all with a bad brush. And it would be foul if you did the same.
So, if you want to be a misogynist, knock yourself out, son. I can’t change your mind. But heed my words, this hate that you have will kick your ass if you don’t let go, and you will have no one to truly blame but yourself. Women have hurt you. That’s clear. But you can either hold on to it and let it eat you away inside, or you can man up, stop whining and let that shit go. It’s your choice.
But if you choose the former, you will no longer be welcomed in my den.