A View of a Relationship Going Awry in Bell Curve City

29 08 2016

Hazlehurst, Mississippi





Why I’m #NRx

29 08 2016

Washington, D.C.

Firms got punished for having done nothing wrong, and the proceeds wind up not being used to help individual supposed victims of that non-wrongdoing, but are instead shoved into the blue team war chest.





That’s What Slavery Was

29 08 2016

Marietta, Georgia

4:

Georgia teacher dreams up dice game about slavery. It didn’t go well.

It’s either a unique teaching tool, or a demeaning take on America’s darkest chapter.

Those are the two takes on a game dealing with slavery and the Underground Railroad that a fifth-grade teacher in Georgia got flack for having her students play.

In the game, students at Cheatham Elementary in Cobb County played the roles of slaves trying to escape from a plantation and gain freedom via the Underground Railroad. Students would roll dice and either escape into the woods or wind up back on the plantation — where the teacher told the class slaves were sometimes beaten.

The four pillars of the modern American history canon are: Slavery, segregation, Indian displacement, Holocaust.

We’re supposed to think non-stop about the evils of slavery, yet we can’t think about why slavery was bad? And don’t give me this “fifth grade” excuse either, because they’ve been bombarded with LGBTQetc propaganda officially and pedagogically for six years.





River, Cry It

29 08 2016

Bindura, Zimbabwe

Now the NYT is concerned?

You weren’t this concerned when this was and still is happening to white people.  Note the irony:  The black “victim” in this story, whose farm was forcefully expropriated from him in a fit of partisan vengeance, only got this land because ZANU-PF forcefully expropriated it from white people and gave it to him.

Also note nobody was concerned when people were making these predictions back in the 1970s to make the case against handing the former Rhodesia over to black power.





But It’s Not Quite That

29 08 2016

Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Me, yesterday:

We’re not supposed to hold stereotypes, but it seems like our opponents are always begging us to do just that.  If you do anything to combat violent crime in the generic, the NAACP will bitch.  Even though we’re not supposed to associate black people and crime.  If you do anything to break up cartels in the generic, the ADL will bitch, even though we’re not supposed to associate Jews with cartels.  If you do anything to counter academic cheating in the generic, this that and the third Asian student association will bitch, even though we’re not supposed to associate Indians (dot not feather) and Chinese with pandemic cheating and test gaming.  And after all this, people start to wonder if maybe they should engage in stereotypes and generalities.

EAG News:

School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district.

On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports.

Put the two together, and you can see what I was thinking.  That we’re being fed contradictory narratives that Hispanic immigration is as American as the flag, mom, and apple pie, and at the same time, the American flag offends Hispanics.

That’s what I was thinking at first.

But I think the motivation is much more simple and practical.

Whenever I see a school district and its fanatical efforts to enact and enforce policies that would prevent and deter violence or anything that could easily become violence on or close enough to school property or related to school or district employees or students, I infer the invisible fist of the insurance industry being wielded in the background.

 





No Problems Here

28 08 2016

Manhattan

Note that the record for white Evangelicals voting Republicans is 79%, for Romney in 2012 and Bush in 2004.





Ethnic

28 08 2016

Brooklyn

JOuvert-1

Don’t laugh.  I see posters like these hanging around all over St. Louis every August before Strassenfest.

What, you don’t believe me?

One of the two victims at last year’s J’Ouvert.

 








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