JER Day

20 01 2020

Atlanta;  Memphis

I’ll take the opportunity of the American holiday this is, to reiterate my long standing party line on such things.

Martin Luther King did not create the civil rights movement, the civil rights movement created Martin Luther King. Even if he never existed, the civil rights movement still would have won the victories it actually did. If he would have been born much earlier than 1929, he would have been unable to accomplish much of anything, whereas if he was born much later than 1929, he would have been seen as a charlatan trying to win an already won cause.  I happen to think that Gandhi, another very similarly overrated figure for whom the times made him instead of the other way around, and was far more an effect than a cause of the big historical event to which he is associated, also benefited from the lucky circumstance of being born during the right year.

Bobby Kennedy as Attorney General enthusiastically supported the civil rights movement, but at the same time, his FBI was spying on MLK. It’s easy to think that a contradiction, but it’s not a contradiction when one realizes that MLK was not that critical to the civil rights movement.

In one of the final polls taken before his assassination, the civil rights measures of the Great Society had a very high approval rating, in the 75%-ish neighborhood, but Martin Luther King himself had only a 20-25% approval rating. Once again, that is evidence that, in the public’s mind circa early 1968, Martin Luther King wasn’t that important to the civil rights movement.

I’ll also point to the fact that most white countries enacted race equality and immigration liberalization laws in the same general time frame as the American civil rights movement, in spite of the fact that those other countries did not have a Martin Luther King.  As an example, the country I’m currently in, or rather, the former split part thereof, opened the borders to Turks in 1969, upon the Social Democrats winning national control in West Germany for the first time, though I think that, even if the CDU would have held on, it, too, would have eventually done the same thing;  Remember, Angela Merkel is CDU.

The real and taboo for discussion in polite society causes of the success of the civil rights movement were: (1) Organized activist Jewish interests winning key marginal control and influence in key American institutions in the 1930s, and (2) The outcome of World War II.  Everything else was inevitable from there.  No matter what happened or didn’t happen, no matter who may or may not have won elections, no matter which preachers became national public figures or not, no matter which assassins’ bullets would have hit or missed their important targets, everything that eventually happened in terms of the post-WWII civil rights movement were big fancy footnotes to, and inevitable consequences of, those two big historical phenomena I just described. (*)

And the reason our sector calls this holiday today “James Earl Ray Day” isn’t just to be snide, but because Ray’s single thirty-aught-six round made MLK something in death that he never really was in life.

As an aside, we’re only seven years away from the MLK files being unsealed. If they tell us what we all suspicion they do, and if it does so happen that it causes public outrage, in spite of what we all know will be the mainstream media ignoring the matter, then Official America will diffuse the situation by reminding us of what I just wrote, that MLK wasn’t important to the civil rights movement, and the only reason for the holiday was the collective feeling sorry for him and his widow and children because he was assassinated.

(*) – I say this to head off our own sector’s propensity to play “what if history” games that involve the civil rights movement never being successful if only a few votes in an election had shifted or the assassin’s aim would have been slightly different.  My contention is that the only difference that, say, Nixon beating JFK in 1960, or Oswald missing JFK’s head instead of hitting it, or Isola Curry would have wound up hitting MLK in the right spot in the heart with her knife on September 20, 1958, or any other similar slight “game of inches” circumstance you could think of, all it would have meant in the long run is a slight alteration in the timeline of the circumstances that happened in the real world.  For example, it would have meat the Civil Rights Act that passed in 1964 wouldn’t have passed until 1969, the Voting Rights Act that passed in 1965 may have passed in 1961, or the immigration bill in 1965 wouldn’t have happened until 1978.





Geographical Signaling

24 04 2018

St. Charles

The location of this event is not a coincidence.

She, a daughter of Martin Luther King, is making an implicit threat to a white flight county.





James Earl Ray Day

4 04 2018

Memphis

Fifty years ago today, a native St. Louisan helped create the Martin Luther King national holiday.

That’s what our sector means by calling it James Earl Ray Day.  Of course we’re being snarky, to a point, but more so than that, we’re making the point that Martin Luther King in his untimely death caused by assassination became more than he ever was in life and ever would have been but for being assassinated.  For my money, if MLK was not assassinated, Lyndon Johnson’s birthday would be the national holiday for the cause of civil rights.

The yuge hangup in the official story relating to Ray and King that keeps me from believing it Whole David Hogg is the bit about Ray having the money to fly from Pearson to Heathrow at the drop of a hat.  That had to be royally expensive.  How did some hoosier (and yes, he was the quintessential St. Louis hoosier) who broke out of Jeff City the year before the deed and eked out an existence with odd jobs and nickels and dimes in various cities be able to collect that kind of money?





Bellcurvemobiles

5 02 2018

Detroit

Around ten maybe a dozen years ago, Chrysler made the executive decision to start marketing heavily to blacks.

It worked so well and the target audience responded so bigly with purchases that, to this day, I use this as part of my WRPT.  If a news story about a given violent crime doesn’t come right out and show pics, and there are no other obvious and better hints, if one or more late model Chrysler vehicles are involved, then that’s how I know to bet on black.

Chrysler has now largely abandoned this, probably because they figured out what I’ve known for some time, that it’s the third rail to associate your product so closely with blacks.

But I suppose they thought they still had enough residual currency with blacks to be able to throw a Chrysler Corporation product, (I know peanut gallery, it’s FCA, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), in with a Martin Luther King speech.  And they even got permission from the King Estate to do so, which means that various key executives are going to be getting a brand new Chrysler Corporation vehicle of their choice every year for many years down the road, among other things.

But Chrysler forgot to clear it with SJWs, black and otherwise.  Because, as the H&M thing showed, you could have permission from everyone you legally think you need it from, but everything needs to be cleared with SJWs.

S, meet F.





Here’s a Suggestion

16 01 2018

Downtown

P-D:

Blacks killing blacks is problem African-Americans have to address, St. Louis public safety director says

Jimmie Edwards, the city’s new public safety director, did not waste time getting to his point.

“This message is for black folk,” Edwards said during remarks Monday at the annual downtown ceremony honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Of the city’s 205 murders last year, 204 of the victims were African-Americans, Edwards said. “One hundred percent of the people that were caught and accused of those crimes were African-Americans. We have to address that. We cannot go forward and continue King’s dream unless we look in the mirror and address that problem. That’s a problem that’s on us.”

Here’s a suggestion: The next time some gentle giant tries to kill a cop and the cop has to shoot the gentle giant in order to save his own life, and one of the gentle giant’s friends comes through with some cock-and-bull story about the gentle giant being knelt on the ground with his hands up, a story totally unsupported by physical or forensic evidence, don’t make a big deal of it. That way, there won’t be any riots, and then there won’t be any post-rioting Ferguson Effect.

McMillan, who deviated from the script a bit, said to Krewson after her remarks: “The two best things you have done in this past year of your service as mayor are sitting right here,” McMillan said, pointing to Edwards and Hayden.

Lyda’s two big personnel calls during her first year as mayor have both been black men. Who could have predicted that? Other than anyone and everyone.

And Kim Gardner, the city’s first African-American circuit attorney, said the biggest problem the city has “is fighting against the status quo.”

Irony alert: Soros funded her campaign.

And what’s with this bit about “fighting against the status quo?” What’s the “status quo” in this city? The true news answer is that the status quo is the gentry neoliberal power elite for which Lyda fronts as mayor.

Claire was also in attendance:

McCaskill said that “every time I start feeling sorry for myself about how hard it is, every time I think this is just too hard,” she turns to Freeman’s book, which highlights her pioneering career, including as lead attorney in the landmark court case Davis v. St. Louis Housing Authority. The case, filed in federal court in 1952, led to the end of racial segregation in public housing in St. Louis.

Go to the corner of Jefferson and Cass to see how that worked out. Yes, one may infer from the hyphenated name of the old Pruitt-Igoe projects that it was supposed to be segregated. Pruitt was for Wendell Pruitt, a WWII Tuskegee Airman ace, obviously the Pruitt half was supposed to be black, and Igoe for a long time white Congressman in the area, it was the white half. But the Davis case ended that, and in practicality, the “integrated” P-I was almost all black, and went downhill two years after it opened.

In related news:

American children are 60% more likely to die before their 20s than kids in other wealthy countries

Children born in the United States are more likely to die before 20 years old than kids in other wealthy nations, according to new research.

A study revealed that the US has the worst childhood mortality rate compared to 19 other developed countries with children of all ages dying more often since the 1980s.

Researchers found that the main cause of death in American teens was gun violence followed by car accidents, while infants are 76 percent more likely to die than those in other countries.

Despite the US spending more in health care than other nations, experts suggest that keeping kids alive would require the input of multiple sectors.

Who is in more hurry to keep 19-year old gang banging N’Deshawntavious alive? Who really equates his murder, which he mostly bought on himself, probably because he did his fair share of murdering in his short life, with some infant dying of SIDS?





Simplified Shelby

13 01 2018

USA

Shelby Steele, in the WSJ:

Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

Have whites finally found the courage to judge African-Americans fairly by universal standards?

The recent protests by black players in the National Football League were rather sad for their fruitlessness. They may point to the end of an era for black America, and for the country generally—an era in which protest has been the primary means of black advancement in American life.

There was a forced and unconvincing solemnity on the faces of these players as they refused to stand for the national anthem. They seemed more dutiful than passionate, as if they were mimicking the courage of earlier black athletes who had protested: Tommie Smith and John Carlos, fists in the air at the 1968 Olympics; Muhammad Ali, fearlessly raging against the Vietnam War; Jackie Robinson, defiantly running the bases in the face of racist taunts. The NFL protesters seemed to hope for a little ennoblement by association.

And protest has long been an ennobling tradition in black American life. From the Montgomery bus boycott to the march on Selma, from lunch-counter sit-ins and Freedom Rides to the 1963 March on Washington, only protest could open the way to freedom and the acknowledgment of full humanity. So it was a high calling in black life. It required great sacrifice and entailed great risk. Martin Luther King Jr. , the archetypal black protester, made his sacrifices, ennobled all of America, and was then shot dead.

For the NFL players there was no real sacrifice, no risk and no achievement. Still, in black America there remains a great reverence for protest. Through protest—especially in the 1950s and ’60s—we, as a people, touched greatness. Protest, not immigration, was our way into the American Dream. Freedom in this country had always been relative to race, and it was black protest that made freedom an absolute.

It is not surprising, then, that these black football players would don the mantle of protest. The surprise was that it didn’t work. They had misread the historic moment. They were not speaking truth to power. Rather, they were figures of pathos, mindlessly loyal to a black identity that had run its course.

It’s not even that complicated.

Black protest has “lost its power” because it never had any real power to begin with.

The reason black people still have “a great reverence for protest” is because they don’t understand the concept of correlation-causation.  Their relatively ancient ancestors developed rituals based on confusing correlation and causation.  For instance, some kid would dance around a tree just to be goofing off, and then it would start raining, and then on another day, the kid would do it again, and it would start raining.  From that, everyone in the tribe started in on dancing around the given “magic” tree if they wanted it to rain, and sometimes it would work, sometimes not.  Likewise, “modern” black Americans maintain something of the same magic-totem-ritual mentality about marching and protests, that all one has to do is engage in them, and good things come your way.  A la the cargo cult.

It’s as simple as this:  The civil rights movement’s biggest legislative wins had nothing to do with black people marching or even black people in general.  Yes, black people marched, and yes, the civil rights movement won, but not because the former caused the latter, more like the latter caused the former.  A bon mot of mine, relevant because of what is coming up on Monday, is this:  MLK didn’t cause the CRM, the CRM caused MLK.  Sans MLK, the CRM still would have happened.

The real causes of the CRM are twofold:  One, Jews gaining control of crucial American institutions in the decade of the 1920s, and two, the fallout of World War II.  The country, by that time, Jewish predominated in many of the crucial institutions, that consummately lauded itself for having helped to beat Hitler in Berlin, could not have turned around and continued to tolerate segregated lunch counters in Greensboro and walls in Nogales.  Which means the civil rights and immigration legislation of the 1960s were inevitable, the only open variables were names, dates and proper nouns.

At approximately the same time frame of the American CRM, many other white countries enacted similar measures.  And I know for sure there was no Martin Luther King in those other countries.





Pay For Play

11 08 2016

CWE

When I thought they’d go the other way, the local NAACP sides with Uber in their Battle of the Bulge against the MTC.

Okay, hold the sail foam.  Why do I get the feeling that Uber recently made a sizable contribution the national NAACP?





SJWs Always Cannibalize

27 01 2016

Eugene, Oregon

Ruh-roh.

If this is the beginning of a long march to scrub that particular “MLK” quote from history, then the biggest losers will be neocons and lamer cons and other assorted cuckservatives.  Because that’s their only plausible hook to pretend that MLK was some kind of “conservative.”  How are they going to be able to be civil rightsey without it?





Wild Cuck Yonder

18 01 2016

Warner Robins, Georgia

Oh yeah, USAF, you’re in heap big doodoo.

First off, you used the holy visage without paying the requisite burnt offering to his living relatives.  Expect a trademark lawsuit by the end of the week.

Second, I’m angry at you for your cucking.





Aw Nuts, We Won?

1 12 2015

Montgomery, Alabama

If it’s December, or any month of the year, for that matter, it’s time for Democrats and elderly blacks to keep fighting the war they won a long time ago.

Earlier, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, the lone Democrat and African American member of Alabama’s congressional delegation, told the crowd “old battles have become new again.”

Sewell cited the Alabama case that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision effectively dismantling a section of the Voting Rights Act that required states and local governments, with a history of voter discrimination to get advance approval of voting changes. Congress has yet to agree on replacement language.

Amazing how that works.  You win something, and after that, you don’t need to fight anymore.  Then again, only a cynic someone who pays attention would think that that all they want to is fight fight fight, they’re not really interested in winning, and in fact, they can never admit that they won, because that would mean they’d have to stop fighting.

In stops in the South, the Democratic presidential front-runner has been working to solidify her advantage among African-American voters.

Black voters make up a major portion of the Democratic primary electorate in Southern states holding early primaries in 2016.

Translation:  Fuggedabowdit, Bernie.  I’ll see your younger lily white deep blue enclaves and raise you the entire Deep South and black belt.

“She is going to be president,” retired elementary school principal Maggie Stringer, 80, said emphatically. “At least I can say I did see her and I’ve been in her presence.”

Stringer was a 20-year-old student and a member of the church during the Bus Boycott.

This is precisely the kind of voter that Obama turned out in what were record numbers in 2008, and in even higher record numbers in 2012.  Older black people, mainly women, because elderly people are heavily women, who remember “before” and “after,” and can therefore be agitated to turn out and vote based on the theory that the other guy on the ballot wants to take you back to “before.”  HRC needs these people to at least match their 2012 turnout level, which explains why she’s doing this, and it also explains why she does not and will never feel no ways tarrd.  And it will also explain why she and the media (though I repeat myself) will make Donald Trump out to be the biggest Kluxer that ever existed.





Unethical Society of Police

24 11 2015

Fountain Park

This organization doesn’t have much moral authority to be lecturing anyone, for as much trouble as its senior leadership has been in lately.

Why are they worried about fighting crime?  Especially since we know who is doing the crime, if we actually tried to fight it, the Unethical Society of Police would be among the first in line to bitch about racism.

And also, it says that the NAACP’s St. Louis office is at 4811 Delmar.  That also happens to be the address of a state office building.  Why is the St. Louis NAACP being run out of a state office building?





Ten Toe Ritual

3 11 2015

Selma, Alabama

H/T SBPDL.

selma-gun-buyback

Gun violence in Selma is a problem? No sweat. You know what to do. Just keep marching back and forth across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, over and over again, day and night, 24/7/365; singing “We Shall Overcome” while marching would help. Because that’s how things get done when it comes to the problems that ail black people, marching in general and especially across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

It’s damned near an African ritual.

Robert Pettus and Edmund Pettus are not related, for a very obvious reason. There’s always talk about renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge just because of that, and the only reason it hasn’t already happened is precisely because that bridge is sacred ground in civil rights scriptures.





Transracialism

11 06 2015

Spokane, Washington

“Busted?”

Feh.  It’s a new lifestyle choice.  World War T, it’s about to be old hat once people get bored of the Jenner-KarTRASHcan circus.  Transracialism slash ethnofluidity is coming.  Better get in on the ground floor.

UPDATE 6/12

And why be ethnofluid between two races when you can be ethnofluid between three?

Elizabeth Warren, call your office.





The Apple Rolleth Far From the Tree Not

18 05 2015

New York City

So, Al Sharpton’s daughter tried to play the ghetto lottery but then got caught in a lie.

She is verily her father’s daughter.





All the World is the Edmund Pettus Bridge

20 04 2015

Boston

CNS:

Cornel West Protests Fossil Fuel Industry: ‘We Now Have a Planetary Selma’

Civil rights activist and academic Dr. Cornel West joined a protest on Friday at Harvard University pushing for the institution to divest all of its coal, oil and gas industries holding. West compared fossil fuel production to racism and the civil rights movement.

“Ecological catastrophe is as evil as white supremacist catastrophe, anti-Jewish catastrophe, anti-gay catastrophe, anti-Muslim catastrophe,” West said, according to The Guardian.

West then addressed the university’s president, Drew Faust, who last year publicly opposed divestment but has not released any statement on this latest effort.

“Doctor Faust, we now have a planetary Selma,” West said. “We want you on the right side.”

“As evil as … anti-Jewish catastrophe?”  A lot of these fossil fuel divestitards are also on board with anti-Israel BDS.

If the world suddenly stopped needing oil tomorrow, many Islamic countries would be disparately impacted.

Also, there has to be some way to mash together the gas station and the Holocaust.





Stuff It, Al

8 04 2015

New York City

New York Observer:

Rev. Al Sharpton called for national policing legislation akin to the Civil Rights Act this morning at the kickoff his National Action Network’s annual convention, just after the arrest of a white South Carolina police officer for murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man.

“There must be national policy and national law on policing,” Mr. Sharpton said. “We can’t go from state to state, we’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.”

Mr. Sharpton’s comments, coming on the heels of multiple instances of police killings of unarmed men of color around the country, were met with applause from the crowd—and from the dais, which was packed with elected officials including Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congressman Charles Rangel, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, city Comptroller Scott Stringer and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

All these elected officials hanging around?  This Sharpton fellow must be rather important, and definitely beyond reproach.

Sarcasm aside, if Al really wants justice in the North Charleston affair, he should shut up so that people don’t start feeling sympathetic toward the cops.  Let’s not sully the fact finding process with his constant need for publicity and self-adulation.

If Sharpton wants to do something positive, he should push for Federal civil rights legislation construing the recording of cops in public to be implicit in the First Amendment.

The only way we knew about this case and how all the relevant cops lied on the paperwork was because someone was in the distance shooting video. The cops probably never knew that they were being recorded, otherwise they would have approached the person and “convinced” him or her to delete it, or otherwise send the person’s sail foam to sail foam heaven.





Because Integration

30 03 2015

BRA

hbcu

Harvard-quality black students are going to Harvard today, in contrast to the bad ole days when white people were evil, and therefore they had to go to Howard.

That’s why.

 





Getting to Work

8 03 2015

Selma, Alabama

selma-2015

My sixty-fourth axiom:

Of the some seven billion people on Earth, if even only one of them is a gentile white heterosexual cisgendered non-leftist man, the other 6,999,999,999 people will all be oppressed minorities.

They’re right.  Much does remain to be done.  There are a whole lot of gentile white heterosexual cisgendered non-leftist men out there left to exterminate; the cause of civil rights is not yet finished.





Selma, Today

7 03 2015

Selma, Alabama

Yes, it’s almost a half hour, but stay with it.

UPDATE 11 PM

So, Selma today, literally today, was nothing more than a bacchanal and a block party.

Sorta like 50 years ago.





Juxtageorgeposition

7 03 2015

Washington, D.C.

George Stephanopoulos must also think Ferguson is the most important place in the world.

He will also have on Colon Bowel to talk about Selma.

Gee, you don’t think ole Georgey is trying to send a message with this juxtaposition, do you?





You Can’t Have a Coalition of the Fringes Without the Fringes Showing Up

7 03 2015

Selma, Alabama

Why the hell not?

I’m surprised half of the big mouth keyboard warrior SJWs on Tumblr aren’t there to scream about combating transphobia.

Notice the article links back to Donald Collins’s recent piece in V-Dare.  I personally have a lot of problems with that piece.





Where Credit Is Due

11 01 2015

BRA

Me, eight days ago about the motivations for the movie Selma:

LBJ is cast as a bad guy and a hostile force to the civil rights movement in Selma, when in reality, we all know that it was his political skill and energy which got the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed.  However, if people understood that, then they would understand how little blacks had to do with them getting their own “civil rights” and “voting rights,” that it was entirely a matter of white acquiescence and white surrender.  Therefore, it’s time to revise history to make people think that Martin Luther King and the civil rights marchers did it all by themselves, in the face of a supposedly 100% hostile white political establishment.

This isn’t lost on another group of people. Who are now kvetching in earnest.

 





No, He Got It Right

27 10 2014

Colorado

With one “mistake” (Freudian slip), Mark Udall just nailed the real essence of Martin Luther King’s activism.





Every Ass Must Twerk

24 01 2014

BRA

A few pics from the modern consequences of the other side’s long ago victory in the civil rights movement.

They wanted to be free, and they got what they wanted.

Therefore:

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Every Head Must Bow, Part IV

20 01 2014

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

A few more rundown items about YKW before I have to drive back to Jeff City.

Steve Patterson of Urban Review STL does some photography along the drag named for YKW, like he does every year at this time.

Though I don’t know why I’m bothering — You know what you’re going to see.

But here, he has a photo from 1963, back when it was Easton Avenue.

Another day, another call for a day-long TNB truce.

If these things ever worked, why not call for at truce that lasts for longer than just one day?

In reality, the most dangerous days are days when civil rights leaders and cracker jack box theology degree black preachers call for truces.

*  To wit.  So much for that truce.

This was at 10th and Convention Plaza.  If you go north on 10th Street one block from that point, guess what street you encounter.

Conservative students at Dartmouth blocked from going to the campus’s events honoring YKW.

Obvious naked emperor white elephant question:  Why do conservative students even want to go to events honoring YKW, when YKW was no kind of conservative when He was alive and would not be today?  He wouldn’t even be comfortable in the ranks of watered down YKW-loving neo and lamer cons.

No blasphemy truth telling about YKW allowed.

*  Not YKW related as such, but all over Twitter all weekend, people have been talking about “These black gay dads and their three kids have the cutest Instagram ever.”  Without having to click on it, I just knew it was Atlanta, because Atlanta is practically the capital of black LGBTQMIAPDLOLPLPLTH not just in Amurrika, but the whole world.  And we all know which city YKW got His start.





Every Head Must Bow, Part III

19 01 2014

Downtown

P-D asks:  What if MLK were alive today?

And they pretty much get it right.  He would do little more than parrot DNC talking points.

We do know that he wouldn’t be any kind of conservative, neo, lamer, right-libertarian or otherwise.  (Sorry, Rand Paul.)





Every Head Must Bow, Part II

19 01 2014

Chocolate City St. Louis

AP feature on the travesties that are Martin Luther King streets through the Bell Curve Cities in which they run.  Dateline St. Louis.

None of this is a shock to the typical person reading these words:

But:

The template can be found just a mile away. Delmar Boulevard, which saw a similar decline, is now a vibrant retail corridor packed with restaurants, nightclubs, a renovated movie theater and a boutique hotel. The renaissance earned Delmar recognition in 2007 as one of “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association.

What they’re talking about is the U-City Loop along Delmar west of the city limits gradually spreading east of the city limits eastward along Delmar in the general direction of the MissingLink stop.  But that’s not a result of black people, those are the doings of SWPL leftist white people.  And remember, The Loop on both sides of the city limits have seen several outbreaks of mahogany mobs in a recent handful of years.

Journalist Jonathan Tilove, who wrote a 2003 book based on visits to 650 King streets nationwide, called the King byways “black America’s Main Street.”

“Map them and you map a nation within a nation, a place where white America seldom goes and black America can be itself,” he wrote. “It is a parallel universe with a different center of gravity and distinctive sensibilities. … There is no other street like it.”

“Where white America seldom goes” because of black crime, and “where black America can be itself,” and therefore you see the results.

More than 50 years after King led his march on Washington, communities large and small still debate whether to rename local streets in his honor. In Harrisonburg, Va., city leaders recently agreed to rename a street for King over protests by some residents. A similar debate continues in High Point, N.C., where a King street proposal first suggested two decades ago remains up in the air.

But in the rare circumstances where white people get to vote on such things, they tend to reject naming any streets after Martin Luther King.

Don’t rest on your laurels just yet.  Wait until we start getting a glut of ghetto boulevards renamed for Barack Obama.  Already, a part of Washington Avenue through Midtown is secondarily named for him.  The point is, we know to stay away from Martin Luther King street, and we will soon know to stay away from Barack Obama street.

For the record, the original name for St. Louis’s Martin Luther King Drive was Easton Avenue from the city limits eastward to where it shifts diagonally toward Downtown, and through Downtown it was named Franklin Avenue.  The Martin Luther King Bridge was the Veterans Bridge, and Martin Luther King Drive through Wellston, which is actually the same drag as the city’s MLK Drive, was St. Charles Rock Road, which it still becomes once you get west of Wellston.





Every Head Must Bow

19 01 2014

Wentzville

Does anyone see the irony of this?

Wentzville, which has been booming in population in recent years because white people are trying to avoid the black undertow and creating a new whitopia, is celebrating the birth of the God of the black undertow.

This would have been like the legendary Hebrew slaves in Egypt worshiping Amon-Re instead of Jehovah.

And yes, peanut gallery, I know there’s a mini-ghetto in Wentzville, entirely a result of the GM plant and transplanted black employees from the old North City plant long ago.  But none of these events seem to be taking place in the mini-ghetto.





Both Woefully Wrong

2 12 2013

BRA

Stupid Party sends out a tweet honoring Rosa Parks.  Think Regress loses its shit in earnest.

They’re both wrong, BTW.  Which is usually the case when the Stupid Party and the kook left start “arguing” about race.





Saw It Coming

3 09 2013

Washington, D.C.

T-shirt sold @ MLK+50.

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Which Rush predicted.  Only he thought it would be said from the podium.

At least this time, the half that’s Trayvon uses the Trayvon of 17, not of 12.

H/T Jim Goad on Twitter.