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Why are white people so angry? What do they have to be angry about? The anger of white folks is nothing new. But still, what’s up with them?
To answer that, you have to take a look at what white supremacy means to a white person. Johnny Silvercloud at afrosapiophile.com explains it when discussing a photo he took of a white woman kneeling to Donald Trump, hands up, wearing a flag with the words ‘Trump: Make America Great Again” (Click on the link to view the photo.):
The structure and ideologies of white supremacy must be very comfortable. I would imagine that it feels good to know that you are infinitely above suspicion when it comes to any form of social deviance, including crime. It probably feels soothing to know that no matter what, a white person will NEVER have to answer for the behavior of other whites. I’ll go as far as suggesting that white people may get a sad level of satisfaction in hearing non-white people talk, discuss, protest all these things that nonwhites suffer from due to white supremacy.
White supremacy is the only, ultimate euphoria for white people. A society constructed by and for the elevation of white folks is almost, I would guess, like heaven to white people. Your physical traits are promoted as the standards of beauty by which all others should follow. You’re constantly portrayed as heroes and saviors in the entertainment industry saving everyone else from certain doom. Your criminals are presented as angels. Some are even elevated to legendary and celebrity statuses, partly thanks to the white-owned media. History lessons in public and private schools tell the tales of great white people. The list goes on and on making whiteness as not only the default, but also the ultimate level of human kind, the highest platform in a racial caste system.
Now, imagine that world slowly but surely crumbling. You see the cracks, and start panicking. Your fear turns to anger, and you start seeing red at the people trying to change the world, eliminating whiteness in the process. So, you mobilize and radicalize. White supremacy and the privileges that come with it will not go down without a fight.
One would think that white people would accept a changing world, a world that views all people as equals and treats them as such. They would realize that they’re not better than everyone else, but instead are like everyone else.
Some have, it seems. However, apparently whiteness is just too damn valuable to give up for many. It’s a drug they can’t afford to lose. And we’re seeing them heavily cling on to whiteness at the expense of the rest of the world and themselves.
Welp, it looks like some supporters of the Donald (I will never refer to him as ‘President Trump’) realized they made a big mistake. According to numerous tweets, they wish they could take it back. For whatever reason, they’re disappointed in the man they’ve elected. There’s even a name for it. Trumpgret. And there are plenty of them.
Pardon me while I sip on some tea and give minus fucks about anyone being sympathetic towards them. Why am I’m ranting like this? I’m a black person in America. I’ve been disappointed all my life my this nation. Black people and other marginalized groups have been screwed by this nation and have been constantly told to get over it. So, allow me to tell these fools to lay in the bed they’ve made and like it.
Here’s the reality of it all. They voted for what many people, including myself, was the worst possible candidate to lead this nation. And as we speak, the consequences are coming into fruition.
They didn’t elect a president. They’ve elected a dumbass dictator. And I’m not interested in the list of reasons and excuses why they voted for Trump. He’s in office now, and they should shut the hell up and deal with it.
But Wolf, you’re being mean. So? The truth is that a racist, sexist xenophobe with the temper tantrum of a Tasmanian devil and the ego the size of Jupiter is now this nation’s president, and whatever reason they had for voting for him was apparently more salient.
And now, they regret voting for a jackass.
Again, I don’t give a flying fruitcake fuck about their feelings. Their feelings helped screw up the nation with the world to follow. If they want change, they should stop crying and start moving. Help get that loser out of office and help install a more competent replacement. Do what you can to prevent his policies. Reject his regime in any way possible. Do something! Otherwise, if you don’t, then please kindly sit your ass down and shut the fuck up.
From the New York Times:
Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.
Her family said her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia.
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Here are my thoughts.
Like many of you, I’m still in a slight state of panic. However, I’m not too surprised. Donald Trump is this country’s new President, despite his numerous – and I do mean numerous flaws, shortcomings and examples of his overwhelming ignorance, the same traits pathetically found within most of his disciples.
Will I watch Trump getting inaugurated into office? Maybe. Maybe not. Those who won’t, I don’t blame you. Those who are but don’t care about Trump will do so to see how it goes out or curiosity to see what happens. Those who adore him will no doubt enjoy this as they see it as the first day of making America ‘great’ again.
Now, before any possible trolling from Trump supporters begin, which will probably be loaded with elementary school-grade name calling and racism, subtle or overt, I want to say that Barack Obama was not perfect either. But compared to Trump, he was still a gentleman. And sadly, the average Trump voter sees that as a huge problem.
Barack Obama is a successful black man who became the most powerful politician in the nation. That’s a major problem to them. It’s big enough that people on the right are willing to make up and(or) believe any lie and conspiracy theory, and instead of criticizing his policies with genuine insight and information, they prefer to unleash their inner Klansman spirits and call him and his family every racist name in the book, even make some up if need be.
“But they are not racist,” they claim.
People call Obama a divisive president who ignited racism as if it magically began in November of 2008. (Most of those who make that claim unwittingly exposed their racial hatred towards the former Commander-in-Chief.) But who’s the one who mentioned building a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border? Who wants to keep Muslims out of the country? Who keeps referring to black people as “the blacks” and that we all live in the inner city?
And we need not to bring up the obvious that if Obama was accused of half the shit Trump is accused of, not only would he had never been got so much as a nomination, he would likely be in prison. Again, Obama was not perfect. But after learning about Trump’s racism, misogyny, sexual harassment and Islamophobia, I’d rather have four more years of Obama. Hell, he can stay in the White House for as long as he lives. Turn the White House into the Black House, dammit!
I’m joking here.
But seriously, the nervousness that blacks and other marginalized people in this society feel is not without good reason. Though we are told different by ‘privileged’ folks who not only don’t truly know, but don’t wish to hear about our struggles. Some of them believe they are in worst shape than we. And as such transformed fear and hatred into ‘virtues’. To them it’s necessary to look down on those who are worse off than they are. They think they not only deserve the best, but that they are the best as far as human race goes.
As far as black people go, we’ve endured that crap for what seemed like eons now. With Trump beginning his term as President of the United States, it’s nothing new that half of this nation would walk to the ends of the earth for this man, because he embodies all that they admire: hatred, ignorance, wealth, a fragile male ego, whiteness, an overprivleged human being with no fucks given about who he hurts.
As I’ve said several times, Trump is their savior, a wealthy white male who shares the same disdain they do about all they consider is ‘wrong’ with this country. He’s their messiah who came back to save America – from us.
But here’s the thing, and it may sound unbelievable, but many black people love this country. We love this country more than Trump and his followers. Why? In a sense, we’re its conscience. We’re the little angels on America’s shoulders telling it what it should do to better itself and its people. While this nation listened and has definitely improved, it still refuses to fully reflect on its sins. Trump being President is that time where America decided to listen to the little devils on the opposite shoulder. And if you watch cartoons, you always know that what happens next isn’t good.
However, black people will survive. Humanity will survive. We will likely have to fight harder than ever, but we will make it. Black people are survivors. We always have been ever since we were kidnapped from our homeland. And we will survive the Trump era no matter what it takes.
What say you?
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, the wrestler known for his high-flying leap off the ring’s top rope that flattened his opponents, died on Sunday. He was 73.
Actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced Snuka’s death on behalf of his family. The World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. also confirmed Snuka’s death on its website on Sunday.
Snuka’s family did not immediately release his cause of death.
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In June 2015, my alter ego caught wind of the Charleston Massacre through a Facebook message. One of my friends said how there were police cars surrounding the old Emanuel A.M.E. Church that evening. I immediately knew something horrible happened, most likely a shooting – a fatal shooting.
Part of me hoped that it wasn’t another case of black folks acting gun crazy. I was relieved to later found it that the suspect was a white guy. But my heart plunged to discover that the victims were all black. I would’ve felt just as bad if the victims were of any other color. But hearing how it was a mass shooting of black churchgoers by one white guy opened up historic wounds.
I won’t go into much detail over the details. I’m confident you all know what went down that tragic night. So, I’ll fast forward to the present day when the court ruled that the man responsible is to be sentenced to death.
And so, here’s where I start contemplating the whole issue of Dylann Roof’s crime, his penalty and all things inside and out.
Today is Martin Luther King Day, a day where that one line from all of Dr. King’s numerous speeches is recited, broadcast, misinterpreted and misused ad nauseum where we’re told that he wished for a more or less colorblind society. But anyone who has read or heard more than just that ‘color of skin, content of character’ line learned that he was about way more. King was a revolutionary. A freedom fighter. He knew racism was a major problem in America at that time, and I’m sure he would feel no different if he were alive today.
Dr. King would observe the tragedy in Charleston and attest it as the extremism that racism brings. Uncontrolled white racial hatred is a lethal weapon whether it’s in the hands of people in white sheets, Confederate flag wavers suits with briefcases. It’s everywhere. It’s a matrix of oppression which kept unchecked will destroy lives year after year.
The Charleston Massacre took and ruined lives, but the violent racist mindset behind it has seriously messed up the man responsible. No, I’m not asking for sympathy, forgiveness or even mercy for Dylann Roof. After all, why should we go easy on him when he has taken nine lives without remorse? But I still have mixed feelings toward him getting the death penalty.
On one hand, he more than deserves it. An eye for an eye. But then again, how can a society teach that death is wrong when it kills people as punishment? Sending Roof to die seems too easy, if not costly.
I prefer that he suffers for the rest of his life somehow. I want him to wish he was dead. I desire him to be broken to the point where he’s the one pleading for forgiveness from the families he hurt.
Life or death, Roof is screwed either way. And at this point, hearing about his death sentence is poetic justice. He killed black folks, and the system that protects white folks will kill him, if it still plans on going through with it. Is it a step in the right direction towards healing? Maybe. Maybe not. But the shooting certainly didn’t quell the beast of white racial hatred. Be prepared for more victims to be devoured.
Dylann Roof, the young man responsible for the Charleston Massacre, has been given the death penalty.
What are your thoughts? Do you think he deserves it? Do you think death is too easy? Sound off below, and don’t hold back.
The term ‘alt-right’ or ‘Alternative Right’ is just a fancy shmancy term coined by Richard Spencer for Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, white supremacists, white racists, etc., pretty much any (white) person who identifies with the term.
Composed of mostly young, paranoid, insecure, white male sociopaths, the alt-right firmly believes that white genocide is in progress due – in part – to multiculturalism and political correctness. Since they feel threatened that their place as the dominant species is being taken away from them, they’ve adapted a culture of familiar, but nonetheless disturbing, hatred. Here are a list of things that they fear and hate the most (in no particular order):
To put it simply, the alt-right thinks women should stay in the home barefoot, naked, pregnant and in the kitchen and not hold jobs, vote or run for office. They want things to be like it was before feminism was born when women were seen and not heard. But now that they have more freedoms, the alt-right men’s clubalt-right men’s club dreads that they’re being oppressed while women are gaining more privileges.
No different than other racist groups, the alt-right believes the white race is the most superior. Seeing other groups of people in what they declare are white ethnocentric spaces – such as entire countries – obtaining careers and(or), fighting white supremacy or involved in crimes where white people are victims fuels their fear of the disappearance of the whiteness.
Fitting in with their disdain for multiculturalism, the alt-right seems to have this imagined vendetta towards Black Lives Matter (BLM). Since most of them are cop supporters and conspiracy theorists, they think the movement is against both police and white people with no evidence to support their presupposition. It’s so strong, they willingly pin certain crimes on the movement if the victims are cops and(or) whites even though there’s no connection with BLM.
Islam and Muslims
To put it simply, all Muslims are terrorists and all terrorists are Muslims…and BLM. They, along with immigrants, must be kept out of America, a nation the alt-right declares as a white Christian nation.
While the hatred is not quite as cut-and-dry as the previous subjects as some members of the white nationalist movement have courted the gays to join their causes. But, in large part, they simply detest the LGBQT community. They see their lifestyle as anything but normal, something to be feared and – of course – loathed upon.
A conservative that is deemed ‘weak’ is labeled a ‘cuck’ or ‘cuckservative’. In the minds of the alt-right, any conservative that goes against the extremist values of the movement is unfaithful and is therefore emasculated.
No explanation needed. They hate them for being the polar opposites of everything they stand for.