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Thursday, 27 August 2015

27 August 2015. Have a Care With Black Lives Matter™… It’s the Latest Liberal/Radical Meme of the Month

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I wrote the following on FB:

I oppose Black Lives Matter™ because it takes away from the main point … POLICE BRUTALITY. I know many cops and it concerns them just as much as it concerns anyone else. BLM is theatrical and isn’t serious. YES, it does offend me, and my criticism is from a LEFT perspective… it’s a bourgeois attempt (all too successful) to drive a wedge between people.

ALL LIVES MATTER… OR NO LIVES MATTER.

I’ve found that “liberals”, “progressives”, and “radicals” have adopted Black Lives Matter™ as their mascot movement of the month. If you’re critical of this set of narcissistic asshats, why, they get all huffy… “How dare you! Black Lives DO Matter! You’re just WRONG!” No… I can disagree with the zeitgeist, especially, when it’s wrongheaded and divisive. Jimmy Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980 because the Repugs successfully painted him out as a lickspittle servant and the Stepin Fetchit of the Affirmative Action crowd. That wasn’t so, but truth doesn’t matter in politics as much as perception does! By kowtowing to and sucking up to this fringe group, Democrats and the Left paint themselves out as mindless enablers of racialist con artists and arsonists. NO… a thousand times NO… I’m NOT saying that there’s no problem. I’m saying that if we want to cure the problem, we have to go beyond the surface and grapple with deep realities. Black Lives Matter™ doesn’t do that. It engages in empty and verbose “protest” such as what we saw in Seattle. We need a national discussion, not on “Black Lives Matter”, but on “Why is there so much police violence towards the powerless?” I have friends in the police who have things to say about that… indeed, their comments (which aren’t just knee-jerk rightwing nonsense) are much more germane to the discussion than empty-headed protestors stomping on and burning American flags (which does no good except to inflame those we might’ve reached). Not all cops are monsters. If you think otherwise, you’re my opponent, and I’ll see you on the other side of the barricades. Do things like this concern me? OF COURSE, THEY DO! However, that doesn’t mean that I must buy into the juvenile, superficial, and divisive narrative that Black Lives Matter™ purveys. Apparently, that upsets many people… so be it. I’ve stated my position clearly. If you want to call me names or consider me the lesser for it, so be it. I can do nothing about you and your reactions. However, I’m going to be “honest to God”… that’s all that matters in the end.

No, I do not like Black Lives Matter

I will not give them my vote

You can even call me a goat

No, I will NOT kiss their bum

And I will not beat their drum

I will speak the Truth as I see it, Sam I Am…

BMD

Sunday, 19 October 2014

19 October 2014. Politics Through a Cartoonist’s Eyes…

00 Don't Wake Up the Russian Bear. 19.10.14

The Bear doesn’t fancy being woken up from his hibernation…

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00 Bob Englehart. Sharia Laws. 19.10.14

The US forces are making Afghanistan safe for Islamic law of the most retrograde variety (they do NOT represent mainstream Islam)… the American-backed junta there is as strident as ISIS is! What a luvverly thing “democracy” is, wot? Afghanistan was freer in 1965 and under the DRA, too… fancy that…

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00 Rob Rogers. GOP Guide to Leadership. 19.10.14

Reagan and G W Bush used dictatorial ukases (“executive orders”) more often than B H Obama has… Obama’s the “threat to democracy!” I’ll check into Bedlam with Mr Scrooge…

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00 Rob Rogers. NATO. He's Been Stuck Like That AInce the End of the Cold War. 19.10.14

NATO is as much of actual use as buggy whips in an age of automobiles. Yet, the USA wastes billions upon it for no good purpose… the GOP demands that we do so… Obama goes along, for if he doesn’t, the GOP in the Senate would filibuster him to death.

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00 V C Rogers. North Carolina Republiccans. 19.10.14

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It’s coming near Election Day… vote! Then, at least, you’ve got bitchin’ rights until the next time. Step up or shut up…

BMD

Monday, 2 September 2013

2 September 2013. Video. Celebrate Labour on Labour Day

00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13

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In this Labour Day message, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labour and subject of the upcoming documentary Inequality for All, breaks down what it’ll take for workers to get a fair share in this economy… including big profitable corporations like McDonald’s and Walmart ponying up and finally paying fair wages. McDonald’s and Walmart… pay your employees decent wages! Your typical employee is now earning 8.25 to 8.80 USD (275-293 Roubles. 8.60-9.20 CAD. 9-9.60 AUD. 6.25-6.75 Euros. 5.25-5.60 UK Pounds) an hour. Most are adults, responsible for bringing in half their family’s income. You can easily afford to pay them 15 USD (500 Roubles. 15.60 CAD. 16.40 AUD. 11.40 Euros. 9.60 UK Pounds) an hour without causing layoffs or requiring price hikes. Your shareholders and executives are doing spectacularly well.

28 August 2013

Nick Berning

Move On

http://front.moveon.org/how-workers-can-get-a-fair-shake-a-labor-day-message-from-robert-reich/#.UiTwUBttiyo

Editor’s Note:

We have to end the charade of voodoo economics brought by Margaret “Milk Snatcher” Thatcher and Slobberin’ Ronnie (and reinforced by Shrub Bush). We produce the wealth… we deserve our fair share. If that’s “Red”… so be it, I’m proud to be a Red! Those who didn’t work to produce the wealth, shouldn’t take the lion’s share… and I’m not alone in thinking that way.

BMD

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Something from Val Zorin of VOR to Think Upon Before Deciding Whom to Vote For…

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A few days ago, the leading hierarchs of the world’s Orthodox Christian Churches declared in Istanbul that the current economic crisis was a result of two things, perversely-planned and inhuman economic policies that ignored the real needs of the people, and an often maniacal passion for a higher profit margin. Today’s generation of denizens on the Potomac would rather close their eyes to those things and keep silent. Just the wrong thing to do!

Valentin Zorin

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Val Zorin’s one of the “elder statesmen” at VOR. He’s an old Gosteleradio correspondent, who worked in the USA from the time of the Civil Rights Movement in the ‘60s. He dismissed Slobberin’ Ronnie Reagan with the observation, “You never forgot that he was an actor”.

If you vote for the Republican Party, you vote for:

  • perversely-planned and inhuman economic policies that ignore the real needs of the people
  • a maniacal passion for a higher profit margin

That was the estimation given by our leading bishops two years ago… we shouldn’t disregard their wise observations. If you vote for the “Me First” Republican Party, you spit on Christ and His Church… it’s quite that simple.

Think that over well before Election Day

BMD

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