President Obama: The Republicans will load down this bill with all kinds of bullshit amendments and modifications - and then not vote for it. STOP TALKING TO THOSE ASSHOLES AND GET THIS FUCKING BILL PASSED.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
|Gov. Rick Perry - the motherfucker with the gun|
I do not understand why Texas Governor Rick Perry has not been indicted for treason after promoting the idea of “secession.” Has he lost his mind? Are there federal laws against this? After what this country had gone through during the Civil War – it seems to me there would be. I will have to do research on this. It is one thing for an ordinary citizen to talk about secession – that’s fine – that is plain, everyday “freedom of speech.” But when a state official propagates this kind of - possibly inflaming speech, regarding the forced separation of a state from these United States - it makes this kind of notion "official," and that is something on a totally different level.
This kind of speech – from a governor, is not just politics - it is dangerous. There is too much latent nuttiness in this country that is just waiting for an excuse to shoot-up, blow-up, create havoc, etc. for any state official to expediently support, and to then - on TV - actively disperse this type of (politically) reckless language. Any elected or appointed government official that makes a speech supporting secession, or proposes a bill regarding secession to the floor of any legislating body in this country - should be immediately imprisoned (don't waste time, just drag their asses right off the floor). The accused offender should be promptly relieved of his or her office - then tried in a court of law - that day. The entire case can be done before lunch. Just order the pizza early.
Government officials found guilty of this offense should be executed* within five minutes after the verdict. Use a stopwatch. Appeals? Not needed: Why? We have the guilty party in a holding cell. We have the records of the proceedings on the floor, we have the videotapes of any speeches given - and we have the final first verdict. That's enough.
If there is a federal law against this bullshit – it should be enforced. And if there is not one – it should be created.
* NOTE: Damn, sometimes I wish I were not against capital punishment. There are some folks out there that need to be eliminated once and for all. But - I must be consistent in upholding the sanctity of human life. Even when it comes to dealing with folks like this asshole. When I typed "executed" - it was in the heat of anger that I allowed that word to fly off my fingertips.
Secession talk from a public official is quite serious indeed. The last time that kind of talk flourished - it evolved into a Civil War (1861 - 1865), where a total of 3,164,000 people went to war, 412,200 of those people were wounded or maimed, and 620,000 of those people ended up dead. Not in some foreign land - right here in our front yards. And yes - it can happen again (don't be bullshitted - the war eventually became a conflict against slavery as a strategy - not as a conviction).
That is why dum-dums like Gov. Rick Perry should be indicted and prosecuted for fanning this kind of dangerous speech. Folks like him do not appreciate the kind of damage that can created from this. It is obvious that he has a blind spot when it comes to American history. Since I am not (really) with execution - a life sentence in solitary confinement will do nicely. Secessionists should not be allowed to talk to anybody - not even in prison. Give him a picture of Mickey Mouse to hang on his cell wall - let his ass talk to that.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is part of an e-mail exchange
To Mr. Ward:
I am sympathetic to your position as I used to be an agnostic, however, agnosticism and atheism became no longer as intellectually satisfying as theism. I think that we make inferences to things that are invisible, yet exist. I first came across God, as an agnostic when I saw the Grand Canyon, made love to a woman, and began stargazing. What these experiences led to was the contemplation of the universe.
I have questions. Did it just evolve? From out of what did it evolve from? If there is nothing a void, then you get nothing. So, did it just pop out of space, like a magician pulling a rabbit from a hat? Now that is an evolutionary myth if I ever heard one. In order for evolution to occur (I don't deny the evolution of species, God certainly can use it to bring about life), you need three things: A space, time continuum and matter. Once this is in place, then evolution can occur. Evolution cannot create itself out of nothing; it has to have existing matter, time and space in order to work.
The second law of thermodynamics indicates that the universe has a beginning (Even atheistic astronomers acknowledge this as the “Big Bang”). If the universe has always existed, then an infinite amount of time would have already passed before reaching this present moment. But it cannot be true that an infinite amount of time has passed to get to this point because, according to the second law, the universe, which contains a finite amount of energy, would then be in a state of equilibrium - a cold and lifeless state of absolute rest.
The question that obviously follows is: If the universe has not always existed, then who or what caused it to come into existence?
Astronomers tell us that the universe was tuned at its inception to a precision of greater than sixty decimal places, which is a precision equal to the number ten multiplied by itself more than 60 times. Unless the universe was finely tuned, it would not have worked. But all known natural processes are not tuned that finely, only to seven decimal places.
Only a First Cause with supreme intelligence could have produced such phenomenal accuracy. Brother, God's fingerprints are all over the place!
Don't let your philosophical prejudices blind you from the evidence.
Mr. Ward Replies:
Philosophical prejudice?!! – OK. Well, Sir, let us start here…
There cannot be a First Cause!
Even if you attribute the existence of the universe to a creator - the first decision by that creator to make that "First Cause" is in itself a PRECEDING cause and if so - the "First Cause" then becomes an effect. And onward - we have the um, supposedly endless linking of the infinite chain of thoughts and self-deliberations that preceeded that first decision, bringing him to make that original "First Cause."
Thoughts are causes.
A First Cause? NO.
Do you follow?
Thoughts are causes.
A First Cause? NO.
Do you follow?
The [first] effect, that followed that [first] cause, would in actuality, be a link in an endless, complete, and inescapably fused web of cause and effect simultaneity. A condition that would shape and regulate every attribute and process this supposed "creator" may possess, develop, dispense, or dispose, from this time point - going back. But - if that creator was operationally transcendent, and supernaturally existing beyond natural laws, all the divine capabilities and possibilities as asserted by you, and refuted by me, would be nullified into a silenced impossibility.
Now, let's start nullifying... Your description Sir, of the second law is not indicative of a beginning, but of a closed system. The universe, entirely is a vast, dynamic, open system, with infinite reserves and unbounded possibilities. This universe IS the free exchange of mass-energy.
This conversion of mass to energy, and of energy to mass, never stops. The void (energy) produces the visible and/or measurable (mass), and mass itself dissolves, again and again, to become the void. This is a continuous, eternal, and OPEN process that operates with no depletion, and no rest.
There is also a law of thermodynamics that claims energy cannot be created nor destroyed, it changes from one form of energy to another - from electricity to heat for example. Sir: Isn't energy a part of "creation?" If it is - how could an aspect of “creation,” fall outside the possibility of creation? If that is so, such an argument would logically conclude that energy is a separate entity, a separate-ness, somehow distinct from the created whole.
If you will remember Sir - energy EQUALS mass times the speed of light squared. This universe is the un-separable continuum of the equal and the un-created.
I personally reject the possibility of the universe being the creation of a god or any preceding intelligence. If there is or was such an existence, it would have to totally transcend cause and effect. A god that is eternal and transcendent - itself beyond the domain of causality, would have no place or ability to produce a first cause, and therefore could neither start something nor stop it.
And - there is also a persisting condition of impermanence, which determines that the very causes and conditions that give rise to phenomena, are themselves impermanent and subject to change. Existence is fundamentally empty and non-substantial in nature. If a god does exist - he would also be subject to the condition of impermanence - which, as far as we know, is a characteristic of all existence.
And all existence would include him (well - you say He exists. Right?).
And all existence would include him (well - you say He exists. Right?).
At the same time, this emptiness, or void, is not nothing - it is infused with countless possibilities for existence. These incomplete possibilities are driven to complete manifestations, by a ubiquitous, eternally reciprocating, causational network of endless conditional opportunities, for appearances, for transformations, and for temporary periods of non-existence.
In addition, there is a condition of potentiality. This refers to the fact that something cannot be produced from just anything. For a particular set of causes or conditions to give rise to a particular set of effects or consequences, there must be some kind of causal relationship between them - this relationship is an aspect of RELATIVITY.
That aspect of relativity can also be expressed in the term “dependent origination.” I think that the “origin” of the universe must be understood in terms of the principle of an infinite chain, or better, an endlessly woven fabric of relativistic causation - THIS, with no separate reality metaphysics (none), no transcendence, and no preceding intelligence. Causation itself implies no original cause.
If there were a "Big Bang" I would prefer not to think of it as an absolute beginning. Rather, I would like to think of it, until we learn more, as a recurring point of thermodynamic instability – an ordinary event point in a continuous series of formations, sustains, destructions and renewals. A process stage of the eternal and repeating life cycle of a beginning-less and possibly oscillating universe.
If you look at “creation” this way, you will have, at the very least, a reasonable and potentially testable hypothesis - until we learn more, that renders moot the question of what was before the universe – the question of what was before creation.
The “fine tuning” that you mention, I do not think is something that was done by a god by any way of design or construct – this “fine tuning,” if you will, I think, is an inherent characteristic of existence. Existence by its very self-nature, self-tunes, self-communes, self-transforms and self-regulates of and within itself, by-itself, with no outside initiation or assistance. The "fine tuning" of all known natural processes as seen in their aggregate positions, are self-calibrated to the same degree as the universe, because they are both at the deepest levels one and the same. No exceptions to this have yet been discovered.
This one and same reality means - the infinity of everything. I think (no - I know, my friend) that the entities of all individual existences within this universal scenario, are seamlessly interpenetrated through and into the entities of all other existences, and this includes and completes the manifest we perceive as "space-time." To me, this inclusion is what logically makes "all-possible" the “dependent origination” that I mentioned before.
And this brings up a question: "If you think a god is adept enough to fine-tune the universe to a precision of 'sixty decimal places' or better, why in hell would he stop short before tuning everything else that is contained therein to the same degree?" If that is the case - we are looking at an argument asserting the dissonant relationships of individual existences with each other. OK? And then those existences are seen by you as persisting within - but simultaneously NOT tuned to the same degree as the existence that those individual existences originated or emanated from? Correct? And the entire universe is then and still described by you as a continuum? Is that correct?
How can that be Sir?
Such an argument for me, does not work.
And this is why:
How can that be Sir?
Such an argument for me, does not work.
And this is why:
Existence is necessarily, oneness: Meaning – that this one universe simultaneously and indivisibly contains everything including itself; with all individual existences being essentially the same. The word "continuum" definitionally indicates that every individual existence must necessarily be of same fundamental nature as the whole.
All things are causationally and conditionally joined at all existential levels, with the elegant sustain of mass-energy, beautifully abiding as an infinite existential constant – while the all-powerfull-ness of energy-mass, conserves and flows everywhere, as a seamless, endless, transformational, unity.
All things are causationally and conditionally joined at all existential levels, with the elegant sustain of mass-energy, beautifully abiding as an infinite existential constant – while the all-powerfull-ness of energy-mass, conserves and flows everywhere, as a seamless, endless, transformational, unity.
So: This supposed tuning dissonance of individual existences with and within the ranging existence that you clearly assert Sir – makes no sense either philosophically or scientifically. It doesn't. There are causational and existential inconsistencies in your viewpoint that makes your argument very hard to buy. And, if your argument does not make sense, I must conclude that your assertion is not true, at least until more convincing evidence that concurs by proof or argument or both is presented.
Further, I think that it is a mistake at this point in our collective understanding, to automatically default to the “God Did It” hypothesis just because we are not fully clear on how things came to be. At the same time, I think that we know enough about the universe, in the beginning of the 21st century, not to have to reference some dusty book of Iron Age superstitions, when it comes to developing and sustaining a better understanding of the true nature of the universe.
I mean COME ON man - the Bible describes the world as flat!
When it comes to reasonable discourse on these matters, no one has ever produced indisputable evidence, or made an intelligent argument that was convincing to me, explaining that the universe was created in such a way, as to bypass the laws of nature, or to supernaturally exceptionalize the law of causality, or finally, to override the established and understood processes of cosmic, chemical, geologic, and biological evolution.
I think the universe has an inherent, non-conscious, un-created, all-possessing active intelligence, with my present understanding that is the best way for me to describe it. That “active intelligence” is causationally implicit within its eternal dynamic, and its deep energetic structure. Out of this dynamic – we have humanity, whom has emerged at this stage of cosmic evolutionary unfolding. Human life is the point, that this magnificent universal intelligence awakens, and
thus - the universe itself, becomes conscious of itself.
thus - the universe itself, becomes conscious of itself.
This intelligence is simultaneously being-specific, as you see when you are looking at the different consciousness natures of other kinds of living beings, or even that of insentient objects (yes). And you see its various manifestations and relations in the relativistic behavior of existence itself. The perception of this reality, in its ever-changing, majestic, poetically beautiful, and all-powerful universal wholeness –
I think is what people MISTAKENLY call God.
I think is what people MISTAKENLY call God.
What we call life and its activity is an infinite, all-pervasive, eternal, unstoppable and entirely natural universal inherency, regulated and maintained, by an unalterable and un-created law of cause and effect.
No fingerprints needed.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
This is part of an e-mail exchange.
To Mr. Ward:
You seem to be absolutely negative toward Christianity. I am curious about who you are. What is your experience and cultural background? Please give your views on theism in detail. I am asking you about yourself and your views because of your intriguing responses and commentary. They are atheistic, but they do have a little more to them than just “there is no God.” You also seem to have a working knowledge of science and logic.
There are a few points that you made previously that I am still thinking about. But – brother, even though I am sympathetic to your position, you seem to have no patience with theistic or Christian viewpoints. I would like to know from where this attitude comes from. I am a white protestant – I live in Massachusetts.
Mr. Ward Replies:
Well Sir, I am an African-American that is 52 years old and lives in Chicago. I began wondering about the usefulness of God and Jesus and Christianity at the age of 12. I would observe the racist actions of certain white Christians and the powerless reactions of Black Christians and decided at the age of 14 that there was something wrong with this god shit. I have been a non-believer ever since. One of the best decisions I ever made. I made another decision on 9/11/2001. That was the day I decided to become vocal and uncompromising. After witnessing what a real "faith-based initiative" can, and did do - I am now too shaken to be circumspect or quiet about my Atheism (a friend - Seima Aoyama, died on one of the planes).
I am a proud African-AMERICAN - so out of a humble respect to the memory of what my forebears experienced here in these United States, under the motherfucking cross – I could never be a Christian.
The Rant Begins
I fail to understand why so many Black people continue to be Christians – especially when I look at our 400-year physical and mental lock down under its philosophical system. I see Christianity as beneficial only for the loud-suited religious hustlers (including the Pope), the multi-billion dollar Christianity industry, and the lying politicians that have pimped the Black community since the day we landed on these shores.
My analysis and observations have found Christianity to be operating in fact as the religion branch of an international white supremacy system, whose main purpose is to keep certain white groups, organizations and individuals in the dominant power position, and to keep people of color - ignorant, blind, controlled and exploited.
The church itself, is a legally protected, tax-exempt criminal enterprise that extracts billions of real dollars from my community in exchange for less than useless interpretations of scripture, false declarations of "salvation" and un-provable promises of heaven.
Black clergymen are themselves an important part of a worldwide, lie-dispensing, invigilating, circumscribing collective; making sure that the psychosis-inducing propaganda of Christian doctrine is continuously infused into every area of Black society. They are able to do so freely, without regulative impediment or enlightened dissent.
I know that many of your fellow white people (the political leaders, the well-educated, the white clergy and the variously rich) privately and seriously do not believe in this shit. They do not believe because they are not stupid. But if they SAY they do, it is all part of the game, part of the show, part of the money - part of the politics. And most Black people fall for the gospel game, get the Holy Spirit, and lose the hard-earned money.
Black clergymen are the front-liners in this game; their task is to make sure our minds remain inoperative. This game is played for their personal enrichment and to help maintain the behind the curtain dominance of their political collaborators. Christianity is about money, control, politics and power. So-called "salvation" has nothing to do with it.
I believe ninety percent of these religious leaders are cynical non-believers (read about Mother Teresa for example – TIME magazine 08/23/2007). Most of them are too intelligent and well studied in the Bible and other disciplines to take a virgin birth seriously. They wouldn’t believe it if it were happening right now - next door. Would you? Huh? OK. None of these illusionists fool neither you or I. There is no way any reasonable and widely read person can do an honest study of the Bible without finding (privately at least) that it is not historically true, unscientific, barbaric, immoral and just full of plain to see nonsense.
There is a strong emphasis in my community on cultivating faith in the unproven, appealing to a supernatural nonentity instead of developing one’s own powers, and maintaining belief without evidence. Black people, out of fear, blind piety, willful stupidity, community pressure and “this-is-how-I-grew-up-ness,” overlook biblical inconsistencies, untruths and tales of divinely sponsored human abuse without really THINKING about what they are reading. These attitudes make it easy for the hustlers.
The best hustlers serve-up an elixir called “good preaching.” This is a sweet, but evil concoction; a conniving mix of artfully delivered oration, strategic music staging, hyper-emotionality, laid-on guilt, fear-inducement, obedience-training, scripture-whipping and really big lies, seasoned to audience with a slick but tasty sprinkling of some extra-biblical truths - the sprinkling of those truths.makes this stuff easier for otherwise reasonable people to swallow.
When this sweet elixir is preached, and consumed, it targets the brain. Once in the brain, it quickly transmutes into a poison that can move a sensible mind away from sense-making and into playing these irrational, limiting, self-duplicitous, “Correct Interpretation” thought games. Intelligent questioning of hustlers and critical examination of sermons are not permitted ("you don't question God").
Well-educated hustlers utilize special textual re-do techniques, that are described in theology textbooks as either “hermeneutics” or “apologetics.” These are useful disciplines that enable clergymen to smoothly cover-up, skip-over or re-message biblical lies, inaccuracies and atrocities. A re-messaging is sermonized to a congregation as a “revealed truth.” The pastor is the ONLY ONE in the room that receives it from on high. He then brings it down to his flock in his singular role as “messenger.” After this revered “messenger” accomplishes his delivery of god’s latest hit, HE is the only one that gets paid. And paid. And paid. And paid...
And there goes the money. Each year, billions of dollars from my community disappear down a clerical “black hole.” The Black church is partly responsible (oh yes it is) for the wretched condition that many Black neighborhoods are in. This money is used by the pastor to purchase expensive clothing, jewelry and automobiles, finance lavish residences (outside the Black community), and in some cases, maintain private jets too ("Oh... I don't own the jet - it's owned by the church. Ahh... so I can do more of the Lord's work").
The money is also used to purchase finery for the pastor's wife and mistress, ensure college educations for the pastor's legitimate and illegitimate children, pay for escort services, bankroll entertainment at strip clubs and casinos, purchase illegal drugs, pay-off politicians, regulatory and law-enforcement officials, keep homosexual affairs quiet, and to build more impressive church facilities, so a larger number of suckers can be impressed and taken.
The charitable and community service expenditures that churches make are actually a form of marketing. The whole church set-up (the preaching, the music, the venue, the lies) is marketing. This marketing is so well done, that even those that are not particularly religious can be compelled to donate money, time, services, etc. All received tax-free by the church. Charity expenses are actually the smallest part of the marketing budget - but it is extremely effective in promoting the false idea that "doing good works" is one of the main priorities of the church.
The "good works" idea also serves to deflect criticism. The various "ministries" that you see in some of the larger churches are an extension and refinement of the same function.
“Correct Interpretation” is a proven tool that sets people up for tithing and the collection of “offerings” of various kinds. “Prosperity” and “Afro-centric” ministries are at this time making the most profitable use of “Correct Interpretation” methods. The “revealed” hidden meanings or the “Correct Interpretation” of specific Bible verses vary widely from church to church – and all clergymen of whatever denominational ilk, claim to receive these individually transmitted, specifically tailored, completely in-congruent “revelations.” No inter-sectarian consistency no-way whatsoever. And the rest of us - get no conference calls from God.
These divine transmissions are usually captured through some kind of “dream,” or right in the middle of eating the No.3 Big Mac special at McDonald's. Received only by those whom have been "called."
Focusing for a moment, on the question of "revealed meanings," I have always wanted to know Sir - if the Bible itself is SO clear, why are there so many different interpretations (including yours)? Why would we need anyone to interpret (including you)? Why are there so many denominations (let's count your church too)? In America alone, there are 41,626 different Christian denominations and sects (52,874 worldwide).
Why does the so-called "revealed and anointed" unchanging word of God (is it?) have to be "re-revealed" each Sunday, times the number of churches in the world, each one resonant, with a unique pastoral and/or denominational and/or sectarian perception of that word, preached in righteous certainty, per church? Please enlighten me.
I am asking you Sir - is a clear, direct and trans-denominationaly consistent revelation message, delivered to all preachers equally, even possible from God? Everyone says "God is the ONE God." The one God, but not the one message? Or the one church? What is the "correct interpretation" of that message? Whatever it is. Is it the one YOUR pastor makes? I thought the Bible was THE WORD OF GOD - if it is HIS word, why does it need to be "interpreted" and "re-interpreted?" By you, me or anybody else? How does King James explain the need for HIS "version" of God's word? This is bullshit. Some say: "Oh...! My church is the right one!" OK... By what standard can you or anyone make that assessment? Is that assertion testable? Is it even discussable? Haven't you ever asked yourself about this?
THIS CHURCH - “God hates fags!” THAT CHURCH - “God loves fags!” Which one? How in the fuck would I or anyone else know?
I'm A Virgin - You're A Slave
It is amazing how otherwise reasonable and logical people can be seduced into “belief” in a virgin birth, walking on water, the universe being created in six days, folks rising from the dead, the Great Flood affair, etcetera, while ignoring explicit God-given warrants for all kinds of unjustified discrimination and human abuse. Abraham and Issac and a knife? Right? How many innocent children died in "The Great Flood?" Right? God’s OK and regulations for the dehumanizing practice of slavery in Leviticus (Old Testament - Lv. 25:44–46, KJV), Titus (2:9–10, KJV) in the New Testament and elsewhere in the Bible. Right?
The Ten Commandments (Ex. 20:3-17, KJV) tells us not to work slaves on the Sabbath, but says nothing about not enslaving anyone. Some people say these commandments should be followed as some kind of moral standard. Should I get some slaves? Read your Bible Christian... There are no non-enslavement injunctions anywhere in the Bible, but, plenty of support for the practice, with no expiration date. And after all the heinous bullshit that has been done to Black people in this country, under Christian ruler-ship, under God's divine recommendations – any kind of church participation on my part, is not an option.
Hustlers And Liberation Theology
Certain clergymen are trend savvy and observant of their congregations. You may be one of them - for all I know. Smart hustlers [clergymen] are constantly seeking refinement in their presentations:
Hands go up - “Ah, Professor, what is the best METHOD to keep my dumb-assed flock tithing generously and in the church?” The Professor responds: “Liberation Theology is the answer pastor! I’ll show you how to DO IT in the next class.”
Let us clear our respective throats Sir… AHEM! “Liberation” and “Theology” are opposing concepts that do not belong in the same sentence, that are not supposed to work together, and never will. Any assertion that they do is pure, un-pasteurized bullshit. I want my dear Black folks to pick-up a dictionary, and look-up the word "oxymoron" - just to see with their own eyes if it applies here. Because it does. The dirty lie of “Liberation Theology” is merely an update to the instruction book of effective congregation fleecing techniques.
There is no liberation in any philosophy that consistently trains my people to seek future “heaven,” or to "pray for an answer," or to chase after "holy spirits," and to then blindly hand over here and now control of our precious community resources, education, politics, housing, base economy, media and unique markets to others Sir. The actual purpose of "Theology" is to teach (and sometimes force) obedience - not freedom. "Revelation" - not enlightenment... And "Liberation" - from the congregant's wallet - to the pastor's, is why the largest and most profitable Black-owned business in the Black community – is the church!
It is a shame on the part of Black people that this is NOT an embarrassment.
“Liberation Theology” is the best refinement (so far) of an indoctrination process that implants and sustains the proud to be powerless mindset (you know - “I can’t wipe my ass without Jesus”) that flourishes within the Black community. Nobody in my community thinks about opening a coffee shop themselves (“Oh man, Starbucks needs to come in and do something”). Nobody thinks about forming a team to possibly harness the “power of Jesus” and build a better grocery store in the community: “My Lord... They need to give us access to healthier food.”
"THEY NEED TO GIVE US?" OK... Is this how 'Liberation Theology' is supposed to work?"
Sharp Orange Shoes
Could anyone reading this please tell me from what establishment are Black clergymen purchasing those sharp orange shoes that match their beautiful orange suits (you know - the kind that have twelve buttons and the bottoms of the jackets end below the knees)? Amazing! And what is that "stuff" that Black pastors are always putting in their hair? Is it grease or gel - or some kind of oil? What is that shit? Since you're a white guy, you probably don't know. But being a Christian... Hey - you never know.
Return On Investment
The Christianity business has an extremely high return on investment for clergy. In the Black community Christianity is the most common and at the same time the most profitable Black-owned business. Have you ever noticed the large number of ex-pimps, con-artists, released felons and perverts of all persuasions that go into the Christianity business? Really - look at how many perverts are Catholic priests for example... And why not? Clergymen are a socially protected criminal class. And Christianity itself is the pimp game made legal. Hey! If you can just get yourself called "Reverend" - YES! You can BE a criminal without being called one. Robbery without guns! Lies without lawsuits! Income without taxes!
Not bad – maybe I should open a church.
How many other professions do you know of Sir, where you can step onto a podium, claim divine assignment and authorization with no legal, third-party or even peer reviewed verification, propagate stupid, useless nonsense without challenge – and get paid for it... Incredible.
Oh – and don’t forget to throw in some good music!
Not Enough Churches
I sometimes wonder if my people are capable of building anything other than churches. We are somehow handcuffed when it comes to creating businesses or building good housing – but a goddamned church – HEY, NO PROBLEM! And now - we are doing mega-churches (for mega-suckers, I guess). I even heard a crazy Black evangelist bitch actually say: "We don't have enough churches." Wow..!
There is a condition that I have consistently observed throughout this country that I would love pastors to answer to, or explain. I have noticed that whenever there is a high concentration of church facilities, there is nearly simultaneously a high concentration of the ugliest human pathologies apparent within that area. Then - (as a response maybe?) even more churches are built (because more "salvation and healing" is needed - I guess) - and then, in parallel with the increased number of churches, those same burning pathologies expand and intensify (drug abuse, rape, murder, prostitution, robbery, teen pregnancy, etc.). There seems to be a pattern here.
It looks like (I could be mistaken - but it LOOKS like...) the presence of churches either create and/or attract pathologies. The Catholic Church itself for example - has historically been shown to be quite dangerous for children - with its nasty, centuries-old tradition of sodomy child rape.
I have noticed the same nasty, deep, persisting condition in Hispanic communities also. Whenever you see a large number of churches concentrated within a particular neighborhood or city - it seems to be a near guarantee that you are in a high-crime - high-pathology area.
Atlanta, Georgia has one of the highest concentrations of churches of any major American city. It also has one of the highest concentrations of strip clubs, (church-going) prostitutes, and (church-going) "escorts" of any American city. It is one of the most convenient cities for committing a sin - then confessing that sin, so that Jesus may pay the price. In Atlanta, everything is well located. The juiciest strip clubs are all less than 10 minutes from the nearest church. So you can efficiently complete as many 24-hour sin/repent cycles as you like... That way, you can get your rocks off at THIS place. Shower... Stop-off at THAT place to cleanse your soul... Done..! All before you start work...
Conversely - it seems like the better the neighborhood or city is - the harder it is to find a church. Pastors tell us that being in or near the house of the Lord is a "positive influence." So tell me Sir - how many churches are there in say - Beverly Hills, California, or Kenilworth, Illinois, or even Jupiter Island, Florida? All of these ultra-wealthy areas - I'm saying Sir, if the "positive influence" theory is correct - there should be churches on top on churches in these places - you would think... Right..?
Hey - I have seen affluent people consistently vote AGAINST churches being built in their areas. Not that they don't exist in those places - but there are fewer to choose from per person. Beverly Hills, California has only sixteen churches listed - with a population of 34,980 (median home price - $2.2 million). The "positive influence" (?) of those sixteen little churches must be powerful as hell! The wealthiest enclaves (worldwide) seem to have no churches at all. Why not?
Let's do the numbers - Beverly Hills, California - low crime/high income, 16 churches, pop. 34,980 (1 church per 2186 people). Compton, California - high crime/low income, 155 churches, pop. 93,493 (1 church per 603 people). Jupiter Island, Florida - no crime/high income, pop. 817 (median home price - $5.6 million), NO CHURCHES AT ALL!
In some of the more affluent neighborhoods in Chicago, older churches are being converted into condominiums, recording studios, offices, stores, etcetera, you know - positive uses. In poor Black neighborhoods, facilities that were once used commercially, like stores, offices, factories, etcetera are mostly being turned into churches, temples and "outreach centers," you know - negative uses.
Maybe the richest folks understand a few things that the rest of us don't.
Black clergymen are always in front of TV cameras whining about “the lack of opportunities” in the Black community and how Black people “need more jobs.” I would like nigger pastors to answer this - how is it that everybody that is not part of the Black community can walk in and find “opportunities” on every corner and those opportunities do not involve selling drugs or "hustling" in some manner?
If this god that we ceaselessly invoke, is so merciful and powerful – why has HE not awakened Black people to the wisdom of exploiting their own markets, owning their community and doing for self? To be sure, Black people do pray enough. We definitely have more churches per-capita than everybody else. We have no problem informing ANYONE within speaking range how much we "believe." We do aggressively (but selectively) extol the Bible. We do listen with our hearts and souls to wonderful gospel music. Everywhere you turn in my community - Jesus this! Lord that!
Now, Sir - with my Black people filled-up to our collective brims with all of these quiescent “spiritual” reserves, why have we not been able to convert all of this latent “spiritual power” into the concrete practicality of self-sufficiency, non-violent fraternity, operational cohesiveness, and simple trash can utilization within the Black community? Why? After all, we both know that Black folks are “blessed and highly favored.”
Are they? “Brother - shall we take my limousine or should we take your limousine?”
Look Sir! This is the same god that could create a universe in six days. Could flood the entire surface of the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. He could split the sea to allow escaping slaves to pass. But - he can’t handle this? And this is supposed to be a god of miracles? A god that hears prayers? A god of justice, mercy, and wisdom? Ok? How could it be that the ones that seem to pray the most, always have to go begging the ones that seem to pray the least – and then for just a job or a handout?
What gives? How can Black people ACTUALIZE the "Liberation" that is supposedly preached about in the "Theology?" More prayer? More tithing? More fat bitches in church choirs with no money and no means singing at the top of their lungs - "I've Got The Power?" Help me out here... Is actualization possible for us? And if it is - after 400 years of exposure to this shit - why has it not so far - happened for us? It certainly has happened for everybody else - and it has happened for them, as far as I can tell - without "Liberation Theology" or any other Christian infusions - being brought to their respective planning tables.
The Koreans, Arabs, Jews, Italians, Cocker Spaniels, you name it – can somehow see an under-served Black market (without any declared help from "The Lord"), can open a store in the Black community, can make enough money to send THEIR children to college and even get rich from selling in the Black community.
They do it without “the athletes and entertainers” coming in to provide financing and they don’t march on city hall chanting about a “right to a job.” You don't see any rusty-assed preachers at the table when it is time for them to negotiate their BUSINESS. Also - they don’t call upon another community to do what they as men need to do.
They don’t waste time attempting to build “coalitions,” or arranging silly meetings with anybody outside their communities to dialogue about “race relations.” They internalize, plan, save, prepare and execute. They accomplish all these things with no clerical assistance or “spiritual” advisement. Fuck a "race relation" - they stand, think and operate on their own two feet and it shows.
What god are the Koreans praying to?
The Black church cannot prosper without large numbers of people auto-cultivating a dependent and ignorant mindset. The more independent thinking, self-sufficient and educated one is, the less he finds a need for a pastor. Let us do a search. Where is:
Bill Gates’ pastor?
Warren Buffett’s pastor?
Donald Trump’s pastor?
Maybe independent thinkers don't need pastors.
Black pastors always encourage menial job-seeking and marching instead of studying, planning, ownership strategy and business creation. You develop where you place your attention. Instead of encouraging Business 101, these NIGGERS give us midnight basketball and Bible study – you know, to “keep us off the streets.” And if we are found on the streets - pastors want us to march ("Did you march today?"). March here nigger, OK, march there nigger, good - now try this circle I got for you... Think about this: The Asian folks are up at midnight studying economic theory - the Black folks are up at midnight playing basketball.
Who is going to be running who?
Pastors don’t like Black folks in their congregations to read too widely – unless they are reading the stupid-assed Bible or material that supports that pastor’s particular theological viewpoint. Books on science or philosophy or anything that may cause them to doubt or think critically does not serve the church and are falsely disparaged by clergy as “the devils work.” Thinking too much does affect church revenues.
Little Boys Behinds
The Catholic Church is a legally protected haven for pedophiles, in addition to being the most immoral and corrupt Christian organization in the world. This church - even though it cannot control it's own insatiable appetite for little boys behinds - attempts to control the rest of society by the unwelcome imposition through secular law (with their no-tax-paying asses) of some fake-assed “moral authority.” In the majority of the Western countries it once flourished in - the thick stench emanating from its doors has become intolerable, and many have left. So - its propagation efforts at this time are now being successfully focused on sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the Third World.
At this time - most Christians in Africa are delusion-ally Catholic. The Catholic Church's creepy, low-blow, propagation efforts in Africa (mostly through "charity" and "education") are supported by First World governments, in order to make sure African Third World countries remain in the Third World.
As an example of this Sir, look at how the Pope is running around in the most HIV ravaged areas of Africa to dispense his infallible wisdom on the sinfulness of condom use. Politicians remind us that the Pope preaches morality and peace. Telling people not to use condoms is moral? But then - we can suppose that if enough infected people die in certain areas of the world, peace can be expeditiously attained.
Tell me Sir - how does Catholic clergy know so much about sex - and they are not supposed to be fucking? They will talk about sex - even when they are not talking about sex. They are obsessed with who is doing it, whom they are doing it to, and in what context. But celibacy itself is kinda kinky - if you really think about it... I mean... What do you do with your hands? Huh? And the first claim of Catholic authority starts from the sweet, clean, immaculate condition of Mary's hot - holy pussy.
Any guy would like to get a whiff of that.
The Virgin Mary - pregnant but un-fucked? My mind boggles just thinking about how hot that is. You mean to tell me, all the Holy Spirit had to do was blow on this bitch? I wonder if she wears panties? Did her "husband" Joseph ever get any? No? Just a handjob? OK... Maybe that "boggling" is why such large numbers of Catholic men rush home to take cold showers after mass. Whew! It's the spirit... They don't know what to do. And the Pope himself wears a funny hat, and a long white dress (with lace and shit). Check it - the whole Catholic thing is one big freaky fuck.
Could you imagine presenting your own daughter to folks this way? "... And now everybody - I would like to introduce my eldest daughter - The Virgin Shaquita."
I mean - seriously... "Do we really need to know the condition of your pussy BEFORE you tell us your name?"
Now, with the Vatican talking about all of this immaculate sexual morality bullshit - somehow, the Catholic priesthood has the latitude, the nerve, and propensity to party in the the way that they tell you not to. Abstinence for you - but not for clergy? This shows how greedy the Catholic Church is - they want to keep all the booty to themselves.
And with that - I shudder to think how many fresh, young, untouched behinds in Third World countries are in danger of being "blessed."
"Sir - why do you walk that way?" "I'm Catholic - leave me alone!"
The real history of the relationship between the (non-tax-paying) Catholic Church and Black enslavement is solid, sordid, and documented. Why are there Black Catholics? I could never understand that. This is the same church that had to rack their brains, trying to figure out whether or not Black people were "human." (Don't be bullshitted) This church then sanctioned and blessed the slave trade when they decided we were not.
I would be suicidally embarrassed to tell anyone that I was "Catholic."
Conservative White Christians
Most conservative Christian whites become concerned when they encounter any African-American that is not a Christian. I don't blame them for being concerned... Just look at the way I talk.
Well-meaning Black people, tricky preachers and white people like yourself always attempt to beat Black non-believers back into biblical submission. Community pressure stays on autopilot in this regard – Black folks keeping Black folks in line: "Stay narrow minded son, and always remember to be irrationally respectful of whiteness. You must choose to cultivate powerlessness, and be sure to practice every day at being confused and ignorant, because as you know, those are skills you'll really need in the long run - you stupid fuck."
Another aspect of biblical submission is the dumb-assed situation that Black politicians, intellectuals (?), professionals, and businesspeople find themselves "caught-up" in: They have to play the "I-believe-in-Jesus" game (even if they don't) in order to get business, respect, votes, and the perception of credibility from Black people. This is so discriminatory and unfair. I see these guys in different venues doing their religious pandering, while passing-out their business cards - some of them look like they're in real pain while they are bullshitting people with stuff they know ain't true, just to get business ("Jesus is my business partner" - shit like that).
Pious Black people will quickly dis-invite unbelieving Black folks from events, clubs, and organizations. They will prevent them from speaking or teaching. I've seen this. Nigger Christians will even attempt to get certain Black individuals fired from their employment, if they find those Black persons to be non-Christian. "Well... It's the Christian thing to do."
White folks, Asians, and Arabs don't have to pass any religious tests in order to get business or votes from Black folks. It's crazy... Black folks do this to each other all the time - but I have never heard of any Black person making a demand to find out what is the religion of the owners of Chanel, or Louis Vuitton, or Versace, or any non-Black owned business. Never.
"What's our religion??? Ahh... SECURITY!!!"
"Ah, Sister... Do you use a computer? Well - what the hell is Bill Gates religion? New shoes? The founder of NIKE - what's his religion?.. Maybe it's the shoe god? Huh? OK. The Korean owner of the beauty supply on the corner - the one that you buy something from at least three times a week? What's his religion? You don't know? Why haven't you asked? Because you certainly asked that brother that just opened the beautiful cafe down the street, and when you found out he wasn't "saved" you told him you are not going to patronize him. So... You go to Starbucks now? OK... Well, Sister... What is Starbucks religion? You don't know?.. OK."
This is the kind of shit I have to deal with.
Christianity is the internally destructive driver, that forces Black people to force other Black people to jump through hoops that we don't demand any other groups to jump through before we hand over our support or money.
White folks, Arabs, and Asians are laughing their asses off every day - right to the motherfucking BANK.
Deprogramming And You
White supremacists (Pat Buchanan/Rush Limbaugh types) know it is hard to control people of color that are not Christians, even if they believe in some kind of god (Remember Malcolm X?). A person of color that is not Christian usually needs a lot more work to fool, dominate and fleece. At the same time - and you know this Sir; that, whenever well-educated white folks encounter other white folks that REALLY, openly, believe this stuff, they label them as "nuts" or "fanatics" or "Jesus Freaks" and look down on them as possible candidates for psychiatric assistance.
"Is Bill OK?"
Concerned white parents of means will take their "Bible-believing" children to high-priced specialists to be "deprogrammed." Think about this Sir: If something is really "the truth" - why would anyone need or want to be "deprogrammed" out of it? Right? I mean - if it is really, reeely the truth. "You're a 'math freak' son, we'll have to get you deprogrammed." Isn't "truth" the best basis for living your life? Could it be that - maybe this ain't the truth? And some folks are - maybe - pretending that it is? And they don't want their own kids "caught-up" in bullshit?
I have noticed that white people never label Black people, that are Christian, no matter how "god-intoxicated" or irrationally religious they may be, as "fanatics" (I haven't seen it). I sincerely know that most (97%) Black Americans are in dire need of "deprogramming." You are white: Sir, what do you think?
Have YOUR children been "deprogrammed?" Ok...
This duplicitousness really bothers me: The way well-educated white people in power (or conservative proxies of color like author Dinesh D'Souza) and/or means will get on TV, print, etcetera, and tell folks of color about the "rightness" of Christian belief - but when their own children actually take those very beliefs to heart, let's say, to the same degree as a Black person would - the same folks will pay big money (to a motherfucking specialist no less) to get their children "deprogrammed" out of it... In-doctrination for Black kids - de-doctrination for white kids.
Look Up And Tithe
Christianity makes you look up instead of around. Good pastors know that believers are easier to set-up for tithing when they are looking up. Tithing is for suckers. If you were to take all your money out of your wallet and burn it – you would be getting more out of that money than giving it to a pastor. Preaching equals fleecing Sir. Why do you think congregations are called flocks? And, if tithing is such a good and wonderful thing – I must ask: "To what church does Creflo Dollar tithe? Does he tithe? To whom does the Pope tithe? Oh... Don't ask?"
"That's what I said brother... Don't ask."
I’m sitting here in my motherfucking living room and a Black clergyman is welcoming me to the neighborhood (?) trying to preach to me about some “moral standards” he probably can’t live up to himself - and making a "by-the-way" request of a donation for some "ministry" (he didn't get it of course). A slick white Christian conservative cynic is being interviewed at the same moment on TV - with his motherfucking capped teeth and hair-sprayed hairdo - talking about some made-up right-wing garbage regarding “Family Values” (what?) and “The Gay Agenda.”
Many of these white evangelical pastors have bathhouse secrets of their own. These (married) guys travel everywhere with several tubes of "K-Y Gel" (a must) or big "Sam's Club" sized jars of "Vaseline." I've heard they "shower" a lot. They then have the dirty nerve to sermon openly racist political agendas on top of that. Nigger pastors put on hats and large dark sunglasses to go "down low." After Wednesday night Bible study - you can see those bastards driving real slow through alleys and side streets at 2AM (with the lights off) to get to the bath house. Those niggers will be well served upon arrival - Black folks' hard-earned tithes pay for their blowjobs.
"Hey Rev - don’t forget to shower motherfucker!”
Guns And Jesus
The white Christian Identity movement is to me the most fascinating and the most confusing part of all Christendom. They want to purify this country through the (Nazi-like) subjugation and extermination of all liberals, homosexuals, Jews, Democrats, socialists and people of color, even if they are Christians! The most rabid Christian Identity homophobic ranters always turn out to be in the closet themselves.
At the same time, they preach a loving and beautiful theology that reveals the deep spiritual connection between God and guns. Jesus can be found in a box of ammunition. So let us pray: “Gaaad Bull-less AMerree-ca and to HELL with everrrbody else! Aaay-men!!!”
Nobody can tell me these people are not inclusive.
Slavery, lynching (Oops!), Jim Crow and police dogs in America. In God We Trust and segregation with taxes.
Now…where is Jesus when you REALLY need him?
“I’m Here – kidnapping you from your homeland, enslaving you, raping you, Jim Crowing you, Ku Klux Klanning you, White Citizens Councilling you, arresting you, beating you, cheating you, creating new words to identify you and doing everything negative and exploitative that I can think of to you EACH AND EVERY FUCKING DAY – uh, that’s on the one hand: But Look! On the other hand - I am giving you something that will save your soul.”
Get the fuck out of here.
Lastly Sir, I believe Christianity to be the main source in the Black community of the rampant ignorance, self-destructiveness, delusional thinking, hopelessness, economic dysfunction, anti-literacy attitudes, widespread political absentia, a-historicity, intellectual suspension, fratricidal criminality, unscientific reasoning, misogyny, homophobic discrimination, and unquestioned deference to and fear of white people. Community disunity is maintained partly through an ugly but beautifully effective denominationalism. All of these specifics are major impediments to Black progress.
I watch these fucking preachers and politicians talk their “faith-based” moralistic nonsense, attempting to demolish the separation between church and state. I see right-wing conservative politicians rake in their “faith-based” PAC money and receive their “faith-based” votes – from which their ignorant supporters believe they have given these legislators some kind of “divinely-inspired mandate” to make the Bible the 28th Amendment. I see these same politicians and their preacher collaborators, brazenly appropriating our secular purposed taxes for clearly unconstitutional “faith-based initiatives” and “programs.”
Then - I see them BOTH get busted with their “faith-based” mistresses.
I cry every day for my people. These guys and their biblical bullshit keep my people running around in circles. And when we are not running - instead of thinking, planning, investing and building,
Friday, October 16, 2009
Positive proof there was something wrong with the previous thought. The original thought didn't have much going for it either. Nothing but a think-tank twist on the same trick stuff. Bring it to me if you like, it will be promptly shut down. Clergymen occasionally need to freshen-up the look of an already lucrative product. That is marketing 101 folks. Mostly - all that is needed to get the out the new stuff is a "revelation" received through a "dream" - simple. And the consumers (the faithful) just eat it up without question or reservation. If that product is Christianity, whatever flavor you have, new thought or old thought - conservative, moderate or progressive, it was, it is still, and always will be - bullshit.
May I finish my beer now?
Have you ever noticed that "gangsta" rappers, Black street gang members, white Republicans, and the Ku Klux Klan are in total agreement with "the only good nigger is a dead nigger" philosophy? I never thought I would see the day when white American racists and urban Black youth would find themselves in such harmonious accord about the same thing.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The FOX News channel is the television ministry of the Republican Party. Its mission is to destroy President Obama. A misinformation machine par excellence, designed specifically to cater to the conservative, white, Christian, gun-toting, nitwit set.
The nasty teabagger movement was instigated and directed by the FOX network. Most of the participants will also self-identify as "dittoheads" if asked, or will at least let it be known that they are "in agreement" with hyper-conservative freak Rush Limbaugh - an opinionated asshole who broadcasts his trash opinions over the GOP radio ministry, the "Excellence In Broadcasting" (yuk-yuk) or "EIB" network.
The psychotic Glenn Beck, and stealth racist Sean Hannity are the most popular poison spreaders on the FOX channel. These guys are backed-up and reiterated by second stringer loudmouth Bill O'Reilly, as he spins away in his "No-Spin-Zone." Tune in sometime. Keep some Rolaids and a barf-bag nearby - just in case. If you have ANY brain cells whatsoever, you will ask yourself: "This is news?"
Rush Limbaugh - even though he does not broadcast through FOX, is the de-facto leader of the Republican Party, and the biggest on-air bullshit generator. It seems like all three of these fuckers (Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh) are on a speed-dial daisy chain, and regularly have drinks together, so they may compare and exchange notes. They may be, for all we know. Ever notice how these guys "riff" off each other? Even though they broadcast through two different networks, on three different shows, their messages are unified, consistent, and pointed.
Michael Steele? Please. Republican window dressing. Diversity on the fly. He needs to sit his stupid ass down. Every time Sean Hannity interviews Mr. Steele or does commentary about him, Hannity has this "look-at-this-dumb-nigger" look on his face. Hannity is so racist - he can't even affect a serious pose for five minutes. It's a fucking joke.
The FOX network is a propaganda sewerhole - and millions of conservative knuckleheads tune in each day. And this is where they get their "news." If you ever want to do a study of the relationship between intentionally misleading media influences, and the sustained political ignorance that we find in our American society today, the FOX News network would be a good place to start. No wonder the "teabaggers" are so agitated.
Click on the links below to prove my point.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
"I've got a $1,250.00 mortgage payment to make. In two days, it will be late. But I didn't tithe last week. My job cut my hours. My tithe commitment is $250.00 a week - I promised my pastor I would stick with my commitment to my church. Goodness, I know God needs the money. A house is only of this world. I want to make sure I do what I am supposed to do to secure my eternal place in heaven.
I don't want to be struck down or sent to hell for breaking my promise to the Lord. God needs the money. I told my wife I was going to mail the mortgage payment today. I don't feel very good. I wonder if I could call the bank and work out something. Our Loan Officer had a cross around her neck, I hope she's saved. Maybe she will understand that I really need to give $500.00 of this money to my church for Jesus.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Recently, Roxanne Wilson, the devoted wife of Joe “You Lie” Wilson, made a lovely video, in an attempt to help calm the furor over the Congressman’s loud seizure. The video can be seen at her husband’s website: http://www.joewilsonforcongress.com/, and on YouTube (here). Bring a box of tissues and tune in, the video is quite touching – I almost cried myself. I had to watch it several times so that I could pull a few random quotes out and examine them closely.
Now – Roxanne Wilson is an amazing Republican spouse; she can talk as much crap as her husband. She even tops him in certain respects, because unlike him, she can actually sound sincere. She almost had me fooled! I swear – you could hear the motherfucking violins playing as she spoke. After her husband is voted out of office, she should run. You know – to keep the seat in the family. Here is my response:
I saw your video. You got to me. And I hope things will get better for you and Joe. This is crazy. I mean, having to deal with all this unnecessary attention. This will pass. But while we are on the subject, I would like to go over a few things that you said – just to make sure I am clear on the message you are attempting to convey.
QUOTE ONE: “I am very appreciative of the President, accepting his apology. And I think the President has been very gracious to my husband in accepting his apology.”
Are you telling me that when the President told your husband that he accepted his apology, old Joe did not yell “You Lie” this time? Are you sure? That would be hard to believe – given Joe’s passionate and uncontrollable reactions that are otherwise shown when it comes to him hearing any civilized statements from the President.
QUOTE TWO: “My husband doesn’t deserve the treatment that he’s getting from congress.”
OK. What treatment does your husband deserve from congress? Let’s talk Southern for a moment. Let us dial the clock back to say – 1956. Why 1956? Because the present-day white Republican sense of how society should be ordered references from that period in American history. OK. Now, what would some “uppity N-word" deserve (in your mind) if he had interrupted a white man, while that white man was - let's say - ordering coffee? What would have actually happened?
How? Day? Night? Rope? Chain? Fire? Dogs? Bats? Bullets?
What would your white Southern mind think would be deserved if that were President Joe Wilson speaking to a Joint Session of Congress, and that goddamned “uppity N-word" (oh... Let's just say it - NIGGER) Senator Barack “HOOsayne” Obama had spoken out in the same knuckleheaded manner? Would YOUR husband have been as gracious as President Obama? This is a serious question. What would the majority of the white Republican South think HE deserved? How much time do you think would have passed before he was shot or lynched?
QUOTE THREE: “Joe’s a wonderful father. Um, he adores his family – he adores the boys.”
I am sure he is a good father, and “adores” his sons. But what has that got to do with how he feels about Black people in general, and the President in particular? “Heritage” minded Confederate fathers have always loved their sons for a good reason – who else is going to keep the notion of "white supremacy" alive?
"Now son - it's important to get the rope nice and tight, so that the neck snaps immediately when you let the feet go..." Right?
And... What has adoring his goddamn family got to do with Daddy Joe violating House Rule No. 370?
"Rule 370? What is that?" You may ask.
Allow me to cite directly from the House Rules dear:
“… the [House] rules do not permit the use of language that is personally offensive to the President. Manual § 370; 5 Hinds § 5094. For example, it is out of order to call the President a “liar” or a “hypocrite” … Manual § 370; 8 Cannon § 2498; Deschler-Brown Ch 29 § 47.16… Members must abstain from personally offensive language [to the President] even during impeachment proceedings. Manual § 370.”
Hmm, seems like pretty clear language to me – and I am not a member of the House.
Your husband has represented the 2nd Congressional District of South Carolina since 2001 – did he ever read the rulebook? Or, could it be that he does know the rulebook – and he assumed those rules could be ignored when communicating to a President "that happens to be Black"? And - is it possible he assumed that because he is white, he would have immunity from criticism or censure if he broke those rules? Well, please inform your husband that this is not 1956. There are no police dogs or fire hoses to back-up racist intentions anymore. He can be taken down (by niggers) in 2009 – and I (a mentally disturbed nigger) will make sure that he never opens his Confederate-powered mouth again without receiving the proper blogosphereric and electoral blowback.
QUOTE FOUR: “He’s got an incredible work ethic.”
That’s good to know. Too bad he does not also have an incredible race ethic – with him being from South Carolina - that would be saying something. But since he does, as you claim, have this “incredible work ethic," maybe he could insert a little time in his busy schedule to READ THE FUCKING HOUSE RULES. And possibly - during his book-bound quietude, deeply meditating, and carefully contemplating upon what he has read, maybe he can reflect on the fact that those rules universally apply (no shit), no matter and whatever race the President is, or whatever race the Congressman is.
In this country, you have the freedom to hold and express racist ideas all you like, but as a member of Congress, you are rightly expected by the House, and the people, during certain occasions, and in certain places, to keep a grip on yourself, and to maintain the decorum that is fitting for a member of that exclusive body. But Roxanne - I am not a hardass. I'll cut him some slack. Maybe the motherfucker forgot?
QUOTE FIVE: “In the town hall meetings that Joe held, people were passionate. They’re concerned, they’re worried, they’re upset.”
But Roxanne – of course they’re upset. If you are a backwoods born, Confederate flag waving “Real American” – that is still reeling because this country has “lost its mind” and elected a “Nigger President” – and with your already ignorant right-wing marinated brain being loaded on a daily basis, with more shit-kicking, right-wing ignorance by the likes of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh – and with your husband in his honorable capacity as a United States Congressman, giving official sanction, and reiteration to this same ignorant nonsense – and if all of your so-called “news” comes from FOX News, and if you don’t know any better, or if you don’t tune-in to or read anything else; then yes, you would be “upset” also.
The “upset” ones are the majority, or eighty-five per cent of the people that are showing-up at these “town hall” meetings. The remaining fifteen per cent are – serious people whom are actually interested in reforming health care, or paid agitators, dispatched from insurance companies to purposely stir-up discord, thereby keeping the serious folks from talking, and making the “upset” ones more upset. You also have the people that have other messages to bring forward with their open display of guns, appearing alongside those good Americans that carry signs threatening the President with assassination. And finally – we have the usual stupid Black Republicans.
A professional party planner could not have come up with a better mix.
Your husband committed a deliberate act of contempt and insolence toward THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. This action was a keynote to the racist flag-wavers, and a further provision of cover for the insurance companies that want to kill the public option. Nasty.
Joe Wilson will forever be a caricature in American political history.
Roxanne – if you and your husband are truly concerned about those people’s “concern,” then you and he could atone for Joe’s “You Lie” craziness by telling them the truth for a change, thereby helping America move away from racist politics. How about some real caring in instructing your constituents? So that they may stop being the unwitting tools of the insurance companies, and working against their own better interests.
If husband Joe was out there actually doing the politics of caring, instead of doing base-appealing through making politically expedient racist gaffes; you Roxanne, could then spare the country from any more of your apologetic video propaganda.
Thank you so much for reading my reply. Have a nice day!
Friday, September 18, 2009
In response to former President Jimmy Carter’s correct assertion that Congressman Joe Wilson’s “You Lie!” outburst was racist, Joe’s son Alan Wilson retorts: “There is not a racist bone in my dad’s body!”
Now - as far as my limited knowledge of medical history goes – there have so far been no findings of “racist bones” anywhere in the world. I am sure that if “racist bones” were ever diagnosed or unearthed, there would be a tremendous amount of media coverage, there would be a wholesale shift in the way psychiatrists would pursue the genesis of certain behaviors, and somebody would be up for a Nobel Prize.
So, until we learn more about this hypothesized connection between racism and the skeletal system, I hope Alan will stop trying to move our attention from his dad’s mind to his bones. We would like to focus on his dad’s mind. We want to do so, because his mind informs his politics. And this is only because his big mouth gave us a glimpse of the possibility of racism harbored in his mind, not his bones.
This is not to say we are not open to other possibilities. Obviously, Alan does not think anything came from Daddy Joe's bones. But hey, maybe it did. If it can be proven that the excited racism that was hurled like putrefying vomit out of his dirty mouth, originated from his bones, rather than his Confederacy infected brain – we may have a real medical anomaly on our hands. And - check this! A good excuse too! "Hey people - It WAS the bones - after all." This is something that needs to looked-at, studied closely, and heavily researched. The due diligence on this must be done before we eliminate his bones as a possible cause of his impolite eruption.
Knowing Congressman Wilson as being a “patriotic” American, and with that, I am sure, sincerely wanting America to be ahead in all things – including groundbreaking medical research. I can assume he would love to expedite good research findings by offering himself up for dissection – you know, for the sake of American leadership! Can’t I?
My associates don’t think he will do that.
Alan Wilson also said that: “He doesn’t even laugh at distasteful jokes.” Now, I would not doubt that, he seems to be an OK guy in certain quarters, but that statement does not mean much to the rest of us. The rest of us do not have any comprehensive insight on what Joe Wilson actually considers distasteful. But we can surmise a few things regarding what he does NOT consider "distasteful." Those few things that can be surmised were gleaned from his political history and recent events.
Now – we and the world saw he does not consider it distasteful to shout disparagingly at THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, in the House Chamber, during a major Presidential address. We got this – it’s on tape. He also does not consider it distasteful to belong to or be friendly with, certain white supremacy organizations, like the Sons of Confederate Veterans. We know this - it's on Wikipedia.
He did not consider it distasteful to defend the Confederacy, and the flying of the racist Confederate flag on top of the South Carolina State Capitol – despite the fact that ninety-nine percent of the state’s Black population (also known as citizens) found THAT distasteful. We know this too - it's in several newspapers.
But – I am not so sure about Congressman Wilson when it comes to matters of actual, pinpoint identifiable taste. I am not one to criticize what different people consider beautiful or acceptable. But I would not be surprised to find one of those velvet Elvis paintings in his living room. I would not be surprised to find rope, kerosene, handcuffs, bats, and chain in his shed, and I would not be surprised to find one of his closets full of white, bedsheet-like clothing.
I also would not be surprised to find that the jokes I find “distasteful” are not the jokes he finds “distasteful.” Alan, unfortunately, could not tell us who was telling the jokes, or exactly what kind of jokes Daddy Joe finds "distasteful." Aside from that - we need to find out about those bones. "Racist bones!" Man! Talk about a scientific coup!
Once we vote him out of office, we can make sure he remains useful, and famous, and gone, by checking him into the nearest medical research facility.
Doctors - sharpen your knives!!!