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Just Some Bullshit That I Op Ed Upon

I listen to Bloomberg Radio off and on during the day. Generally speaking, I enjoy most of the content. Last week, though, the commentators were going back and forth about how they contemplated their daily cycles during COVID. During the exchange, one lady discussed how she was attempting to nix the use of Ziploc bags in favor of more environmentally friendly ones — she stated silicone was the way to go. This is what I want to drill down upon, for a moment, as the herd support for Black Lives Matter stampede furiously off the cliff. In discussing the former, the reality is that the discussion displays an extreme disconnect from reality and the real world.

Here is how a recent article discusses the comparison,

  • Expensive. The reusable silicone bags require an upfront investment that may or may not save money over time. At the time of writing this, Saffron Goods reusable bags cost $27.99 for a 4-pack, which works out to $6.99/bag.  Ziplock [sic] gallon-sized plastic freezer bags cost .22 cents/bag at my local grocery store (Giant Eagle) and 10 cents/bag at Sam’s Club. That means I would have to use each reusable silicone bag 32-70 times before it cost the same as plastic freezer bags.
  • Take up more space in the freezer.   The reusable silicone bags don’t flatten the way plastic freezer bags do.
  • Take time to wash. Reusable silicone bags are dishwasher-safe, but there are days when tossing a bag in the trash seems a lot easier to me.

While most average Americans have no clue where there next meal will come from, by the end of the month, this soccer club mom is spouting out Tesla truism as if they were handed down from Mt Sinai. These disconnects abound everywhere. Take for example the couching of the protests over the past several weeks: Multiple homicides and the rape of a deaf mute in Seattle’s CHOP; a child killed in Atlanta near the Wendy’s restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed with another 23 shot; nearly 80 people shot and 15 dead in Chicago; and 40 shot with 9 dead in NYC where city officials recently defunded law enforcement by One Billion Dollars — that is not a typo. Need it a bit more black and white — no pun intended? Here are some breathtaking statistics,

In the end, the homicide rate in the CHAZ turned out to be 1,216 per 100,000 — nearly 50 times greater than Chicago’s. Though that’s obviously not a strict apples-to-apples comparison — the small sample size of the CHAZ creates an exaggerated statistical effect — it’s instructive nonetheless, as it invalidates the entire premise of the autonomous zone. By instituting a “police-free zone,” the CHAZ didn’t become peaceable; it became lawless, brutish, and violent.

To put that more in context, the murder rate in the six block radius of Seattle’s CHAZ, consisting of only black victims, occurred in only 24 days. An additional six more people were hit by gunfire there. The only thing autonomous in CHAZ appears to be black victims.

And that is the problem. As wave upon wave of change is percolating throughout the United States, there is one that I am extremely concerned about. And that is the erasure of history. Not so much from the elitist dogma, but more from the egalitarian point of view. Here is what I mean,

When you begin to erase all evidence of our history in this country, the reality is that people rapidly forget precisely what it is they are fighting for. And make no mistake, tear down every piece of statuary and the problem will continue grow.

The Egyptians tried it; the Egyptians would actually chisel away the names and pictographs of those whom they despised. The Russians in the post Lenin – Stalin era tried it. The Germans actually created laws to fine and imprison people whom identified with Nazism. And all that has happened is that a hotbed of resurrection has been fomented around that which governments have attempted to destroy.

Any time you have a singular group of people whom wish to control the narrative you will inevitably have rebellion. And today we are witnessing that.

I am not sure how many people would say that Italians have had an easy go of it in the US if you truly dig into their past. And yet statues of Christopher Columbus are being torn down coast-to-coast with the latest one in Baltimore, outside of Little Italy. If we are going to keep it real here, for a moment, there is not a civilization on earth whom has not owned slaves. Native Americans bought and sold slaves in the US — Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole — and it is well documented. Arabian empires had flourishing slave traffic. In fact, other than Antarctica, I am not aware of anywhere on earth slavery has not occurred. While slavery became illegal in the US in 1865, it was not until 1942 that Ethiopia made slavery illegal — and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania waited until 2007.

And how about Mauritania, that jewel of Islamic rule in Africa? For all the hoopla about how Africa has gotten it right, time and again, here is how CNN, that great bastion of liberalism, described what was going on there,

Moulkheir Mint Yarba escaped slavery in 2010. She has asked the Mauritanian courts to prosecute her slave masters. “I demand justice,” she says, “justice for my daughter that they killed and justice for all the time they spent beating and abusing me.”

An estimated 10% to 20% of Mauritania’s 3.4 million people are enslaved — in “real slavery,” according to the United Nations’ special rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Gulnara Shahinian. If that’s not unbelievable enough, consider that Mauritania was the last country in the world to abolish slavery. That happened in 1981, nearly 120 years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States

Yarba was raped by her black master, the child was murdered by her black master, and she remained a slave until 2010. Now, where exactly is all the outrage? I mean where is Black Lives Matter (BLM) on this? I did a detailed search and found no GoFundMe pages for Yarba. I’ll tell you why it isn’t there: The optics aren’t right. First, it is an Islamic Republic. Second, an African nation still involved with slave trade just doesn’t fit the narrative.

What we are seeing — at least in the US — has very little to do with right and wrong. We are witnessing a sociological phenomena elevated by Black Lives Matter, but only when it is convenient for the narrative.

Think the US is such a horrible place to be? Think that a Nation whom allows all races, religions, and genders to obtain an additional $600 per week for unemployment, during COVID while issuing moratoriums on rent and mortgages, is truly from the dregs of hell? See, I am just not understanding how  Let me allow CNN to describe what happens if you even mention the word slavery in Mauritania,

The issue is so sensitive here that we had to conduct most of our interviews in secret, often in the middle of the night and in covert locations. The only other option was to do them in the presence of a government minder, who was assigned to our group by the Ministry of Communications to ensure we didn’t mention the topic. Our official reason for entering the country was to report on the science of locust swarms; our contacts for that story were unaware of our plan to research slavery.

If we were caught talking with an escaped slave like Moulkheir, we could have been arrested or thrown out of the country without our notebooks and footage. That point was made clear to us in a meeting with the national director of audiovisual communications, Mohamed Yahya Ould Haye, who told us journalists who attempted to report on such topics were jailed or ejected from the country.

To the victor goes the spoils. This has always been and always will be how humanity operates. Period. Right or wrong, it is a static fact of life. Take, for example, The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.  Here is a quote from it, “Men must either be pampered or crushed, because they can get revenge for small injuries but not for grievous ones.” It is both ironic and true. In fact, Jimmy Hoffa is alleged to have made a similar statement when organizing the Teamsters as he spoke about a grievance vs the slight. Care for some Chinese along the same lines of controlling people? The Tao Te Ching, around Chapter 29, hits it pretty hard. Lao Tzu has some advice for those whom believe that their way — and only their way — is how it needs to be. The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, by William Shakespeare, comes to mind. And when it comes to how deeply intertwined we are, as tribal people, here are a few folks whom might make the cut,

Claudius and Caligula were both cut of the same cloth. Should we burn Rome to the ground?! How about Catholicism? Not sure if anyone has ever read through that history — all in the name of a god. Judaism? Yeah, ditto there according to their Torah but I don’t see anyone storming to reopen the concentration camps. And as the Native Americans had their Trail of Tears, so to did the Japanese throw down the gauntlet on the Bataan Death March. How about good ‘ol Joe Stalin and the tens of millions murdered? Maybe some Southeast Asian flavor with Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge whom murdered over TWENTY FIVE PERCENT of all Cambodians in less than four years? Want a little more recent flavor? Remember the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), which was a historical tragedy launched by Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)? Yeah, millions more there.

How about the Islamic State’s enslavement of more than 6,000 Yazidismostly children and women — whom were kidnapped in early August 2014. Maybe you want to talk about the kidnapping and pressing into sexual slavery of a group of Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2014 — that being yet another radical Islamic clique? The fucked up thing here is that when women were enslaved by radical Islamists, for years their children were identified by and through their rapist for religious and nationalistic purposes. The demographic label was supported by Iraq’s 2015 Identity Card Law which stipulated that a child is Muslim if a parent is Muslim, regardless of whether rape occurred. I mean if you really — and I mean REALLY — want to dig into some horrific Islamic shit, chronicle what is going on over in Syria, et al. No one wants to talk about that, though. It presses a real inconvenient truth that the world — not just white people — is a revolting and sick motherfucking place. Moreover, though, it makes us draw very clear and distinctive lines in the sand — no pun intended — about precisely what race and religion all have in common.

See, everyone wants to kick it in this echo chamber and I am all for that. The problem, though, is when you want everyone else to join you, that one way street just became a fucking superhighway. You scratch the talc of that which is so close to you and you might — just fucking maybe — get a rude awakening. Want history rewritten? Buy the book company. Want different education taught? Get elected to the school board. Want reparations? Get the legislation passed.

Change is a motherfucker, no doubt about it. And change is painful, just like building muscle — you have to tear it first. Reparations are kind of like the statues getting torn down. When you get paid, that’s it. You bought the ticket and took the ride. No apology. No acknowledgement. Nothing. It’s just like an insurance payment with no admission of guilt. Same thing with the statues. When the folly of destruction finishes its course, what’s next? Gonna burn my house down? I bring this up as no matter what the media pundits are out there saying about how peaceful things are, the reality is there are a lot of people packing real heat — not these bullshit pistols you see on TV — out there.

BLM allowed their message to become diluted. No two ways about it. In fact, here is how BuzzFeed put the real deal in writing,

“The Black Lives Matter Foundation” Raised Millions. It’s Not Affiliated With The Black Lives Matter Movement. Employees of Apple, Google, and Microsoft have raised millions of dollars for the Black Lives Matter Foundation thinking it’s the international racial justice movement seeking to end police brutality. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

The Black Lives Matter Foundation is trying to bring black people and the police closer togetherI bullshit you not! And the bigger problem here is that the Foundation is owned by a black man. So, whom gets the Holier Than Thou title, the jury is still out. I mean it’s not all bad, I suppose. The Karen meme is floating around. And you have a few splinter BLM statements which are demanding the removal of white Jesus from the churches and stain glass windows. Hurrah for the belief in cloud people. The BLM website, itself, doesn’t really seem to be black centric, though. The BLM About Page strikes me as a haphazard sprint to plead the Cause, but fails to make the Case. I mean with millions of dollars flowing in one might have thought that a few dollars would be allocated for Position Papers, etc. The largest problem is that to date, no centralized figure has emerged in BLM to stoke the fires. When I Googled the all female co founders it was almost as if they were missing in action. Patrisse Khan-Cullors whom is at the top of the list on the BLM website, has the most recent article in Time, whom did a piece on her back in February, 2018. Alicia Garza had a couple pieces out, a month ago, in The Hill as well as in The New Yorker magazine. The final co-founder was Opal Tometi. She, as well, was quoted about a month ago, in The New Yorker magazine, with her co founders.

I dig that BLM is preaching the gospel of Think Local Act Global in their alleged decentralized approach. The reality, though, is whatever their message is, it has long since been lost in the noise of the Burning Man 2.0 fanning out across the US.

And as is often most common when the race card comes to town, white America is lying supine clicking PayPal and signing checks to ease their anxiety — it’s that reparations thing. Pay the money and the problem goes away. What no one is asking, though, is where is all of that money going and how is it being used by these non profits. No one wants to ask to view those IRS 990 tax returns — yet. That is where the proof will be in the proverbial pudding. And that pudding may be a bit sour to stomach if BLM continues to allow whitey calling the shots.

If you want a reminder of what happens when you allow whitey to show up and dilute your shindig, go no further than Jim Jones. You remember Jim, don’t you? Yeah, the white preacher from Indiana whom the phrase Drink the Kool Aid is attributed to? See, good ‘ol Jim forced all of his followers to drink the cyanide laced Kool Aid and we ended up with 900 dead there in that quaint little African backwater town in Guyana. Good ‘ol Jim had a very specific name everyone was called — not going to mention it here — and labeled everyone homosexual in the pursuit of that apostolic socialism. True story. Here, take a read through some of the beliefs,

The belief system that Jim Jones created — apostolic socialism — helped create a movement that would create a utopia on Earth, which would eventually be destroyed, where there was no racism, no sexism, and no class, allowing everyone in the movement to be seen as truly equal based on the Apostle’s doctrine. Seven of every ten victims at Jonestown were black, according to the Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple website, published under the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University. The majority of the 909 victims at Jonestown were black women — nearly half of those who died —  with black men the second largest group, at 22.8 percent. I want that to sink in, for just a moment. For all of those embracing how whitey is going to help out; for all of those out bleeding heart white liberals salivating to self castigate themselves for the Movement, I want Black Lives Matter to truly understand how it always works out. As sfbay.ca puts it so eloquently, [the] veil of deception, masked beneath the nobility of social justice.

That caught you, didn’t it. See, you had been reading along, all frothing at the mouth and out of nowhere and I made whitey take one in the fucking guts. Yeah, that is true reality. No one is a better advocate for yourself other than you! Chapter and verse, my friends. The revolution will not be televised and I will be properly ensconced at a local bar hammering back shots of Scotch watching it all burn down.

It is what it is. Whitey cannot save BLM and I am not sure that BLM can save itself. And we all know the only way to save ourselves from the Emperor Whom Wears No Clothes is the lessor of both evils, Joe Biden. So, let’s hold our children a bit more closer, help our fellow man to fish instead of giving him a fish, and think global while we all act local.

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