Are Racist/Racism Obsolete?

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 20, 2018

Dear White People, Please Stop Pretending Reverse Racism Is Real ~ I Drink Too Much, But It Isn’t About The Alcohol, It’s About The Sex ~ 15 states side with Nevada in drugmaker delay of execution ~ Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: ‘Just get it done’ ~ race scene ~ Incitement to Violence Is Not Limited to Trump ~ is your brain a democratic or republican ~ r or d link ~ we don’t hate you ~ i would rather go through starbucks and the swimming pool three times a year than be white and weigh 400 pounds ~ @chamblee54 .@JohnHMcWhorter .@GlennLoury .@jordanbpeterson 1-What are your preferred pronouns? 2-I re-wrote how to in my own style. I chose to say you’re instead of you. 3-Are racist/racism obsolete? Has meaning expanded to point where those words are useless? ~ There was a folk saying about pigs earlier in this thread. ~ I recently had a facebook encounter with some self described socialists. When I wrote about it in my blog, I included this:You should never wrestle with a hog. You will get dirty, and the pig will enjoy himself. Later, there was this: “Did you just call us pigs in your horribly designed blog” ~ I didn’t go to Aspen as a negro ~ I would rather go through starbucks and the swimming pool three times a year than be white and weigh 400 pounds ~ Dread Singles Classique ~ Mike Pence ~ Roseanne Cash ~ rock and roll fueds ~ Chrissy Teigen Shares Her Secret To Having Gone Her ‘Entire Life Without Saying The N-Word’ With Nonblack Folks Struggling To Do So ~ This makes me sad to see A few weeks ago you were quitting drinking, but now you are a mess again. This little speech makes you look petty and asshole-ish That last line … “I need an enema today”… is more true than you think ~ ac ~ Robert Wright on Marshall McLuhan, Joe Rogan, and Jordan Peterson ~ Edinburgh festival 2018: the 10 best jokes ~ These were voted the worst jokes at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival “This vodka is drunk by the rapper Sean Combs. P Diddy? Only when he drank a whole bottle.” ~ foods that fight heart attack ~ circle ~ Glenn Greenwald @ggreenwald No country’s political class, except maybe Israel’s – maybe – exploits and trivializes anti-semitism accusations for cheap political gain as brazenly, cynically and recklessly as the British political class does ~ demolitions ~ makeup lies ~ incels ~ orwellian ~ @jvn Not all republicans are racist. Just like not all democrars are evil, we have to stop demonizing eachother. Unless you’re actually racist then you suck, Trump is Racist – not all his voters are necessarily we gotta remember we are all in this together. ~ Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge ~ contra points This video has an interesting point of view. FWIW, some people use *Becky* as a generic insult for *some* white women. I have seen *Chad* used to describe the male counterpart of *Becky*. And now, I learn that certain incels use Chad as a generic term for a man who gets laid, presumably with women. ~ ted talk on depression ~ Shawn Kruzan ~ Mr. White Chocolate ~ rock star philosophy ~ Trump and the N Word ~ outrage is helping trump ~ woke washing ~ Rupaul likes to say we are born naked, and the rest is drag. It turns out he stole that line from a drag queen at the Sweet Gum Head. ~ Something is wrong with america when ________ does _____ and _______ happens, while _______ does _______ and _______ happens. Something far worse is wrong with america when people get mad because of that so-called logic. ~ Democrats … Stacey Abrams Don’t Owe You Jack … I would prefer Miss Abrams to Mr. Kemp. ~ I am concerned about the followers of Miss Abrams. I am also concerned that anything she says to fire up her own base will have the effect of alienating Republicans. Barack Obama was able to walk this tightrope and get elected. It remains to be seen if Miss Abrams can. ~ @SlavojTweezek So after the recent allegations that Trump used the N word on multiple occasions, do you regret saying you would have voted for him? Ž : No, come on, such bullshit, you know! Trump can’t even pronounce the word, you know, “nihilist”. ~ ” exploits and trivializes _____ accusations for cheap political gain as brazenly, cynically and recklessly ” Is it worse than racism talk in the USA, by everyone with a facebook account? ~ concept of people expressing their toughness via generous distribution of obnoxious opinions, & name calling people who do not share your passion for these ideas is valued more by giver than receiver ~ @tunaofthesky #MyTwitterEpiphany People say things with their thumbs they’d never dare say with their mouths ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress. ~ here is the poem from last night at java monkey:
#imnotmissingsexbutt moderation ~ my lotion budget shot up to the sky
how do you turn up a phone vibration ~ apple pie puts a twinkle in my eye
all the cold showers are getting wetter ~ poodle wags puffy tail and i follow
eyesight of stevie wonder is better ~ dentist told me to spit and i swallow
why do i keep running out of kleenex ~ all that i seem to be bouncin’ are checks
tweet with one hand while starchin’ my socks ~ wobbly machine at the laundromat rocks
made uber driver take bumpy ride home ~ this trailer hitch has way too much chrome ~ selah


Some People

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on August 19, 2018


Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 18, 2018

What bird doesn’t build a nest ? A cuckoo cause it lives in a clock.
A penguin walks in to a bar and says to the barman, have you seen my brother?
Batman says I don’t know, what’s he look like?
I saw this wino; he was eating grapes. It’s like ‘Dude! You have to wait!’
What do u call a girl who lives on top of a house? RUTH

Helium walks into a bar Bartender asks, “What will you have?” Helium did not react.
A Hasidic Jew with a frog on his shoulder walks into a bar.
Bartender: “where’d you get that?” Frog: “Brooklyn. There’s hundreds of them.”
We were up all night wondering where the Sun had gone, then it dawned on us
Do you know what a pink birds favorite game is?? FlaBINGO

An upset cannibal threw up his arms….
Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Control Freak. Con—Okay, now you say, “Control Freak who?”
Why do cows wear bells? Because their horns dont work
Knock, knock, Who’s there? Spitamish Spitamish who?
*Proceeds to spit on other persons shoe*

Q: Why couldn’t the leopard play hide and seek? A: Because he was always spotted.
How many abstract artists does it take to change a lightbulb? Fish
What’s the difference between a hooker and a drug dealer?
A hooker can wash her crack and resell it
What did the baby corn say to its mom? Where’s my pop corn?

What does a panda use to fry eggs? A pan. Duh.
What did Charles Dickens keep in his spice rack? The best of thymes, the worst of thymes…
Teacher: “Kids, what does the chicken give you?” Student: “Meat!”
“What does the pig give you?” “Bacon!” “What does the fat cow give you?” “Homework!”
My ex-wife still misses me…but her aim is gettin’ better!

What’s worse than finding a worm in your apple?… 1/2 a worm!
The kitten was having trouble watching her Blu-Ray. Turns out she just had the movie on paws.
There were 2 cats looking into a bird cage.
First cat: “That’s not a canary. It’s green!” Second cat: “I don’t know, maybe it’s not ripe yet”
I never wanted to believe my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker …
But when I got home, all the signs were there

A man went into an auto parts store. “Can I get a new gas cap for a Yugo?”
The clerk thought for a second and said, “That seems like a fair trade.
Did you hear about the guy who got fired from his job at the door factory?
Yep, he just couldn’t get a handle on it.
Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

The Family Pest

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on August 17, 2018

August 16

Posted in History, Library of Congress, Music by chamblee54 on August 16, 2018

This morning brought the sad news about Aretha Franklin. The lady was a national treasure. It is tough to imagine the United States without the Queen of Soul. Rest in Peace.

August 16 has been a busy day for the grim reaper. In 1977, Elvis Presley met his maker August 16, 1977. Other famous people to die on August 16 include Robert Johnson, 1938, Babe Ruth, 1948, Margaret Mitchell, 1949, Bela Lugosi, 1956, and Idi Amin, 2003.

As a partial replacement for Elvis and Aretha, Madonna was born August 16, 1958. Other births on August 16 include T. E. Lawrence, 1988, Charles Bukowski, 1920, Fess Parker, 1924, Eydie Gormé, 1928, and Julie Newmar, 1933

August 16 “is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.” On August 16, 1858, “U.S. President James Buchanan inaugurates the new transatlantic telegraph cable by exchanging greetings with Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. However, a weak signal forces a shutdown of the service in a few weeks.” Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

Fringe Humor

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 16, 2018

Something called the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is happening. A lot of comedians are performing. Here is a list of jokes. Sources include I news, The Mirror, and The Standard. The pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

A professional magician never reveals his tricks, or that he still lives with his parents. Pete Firman
I was watching the London Marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another runner dressed as an egg. I thought: ‘This could be interesting.’ Paddy Lennox
I’m sure wherever my dad is; he’s looking down on us.
He’s not dead, just very condescending. Jack Whitehall
Being lactose intolerant is my nightmare.
I’d hate to wake up knowing that I was what the Laughing Cow was laughing at. Ben Pope
Have you been to a protest march?
It’s like spending three hours exiting a sporting event. Christian Finnegan

I didn’t like getting lost on a campsite in the dark. I was feeling tents. Charlie Partridge
I didn’t start experimenting with drugs until I was in my 40s.
Prior to that I was just enjoying them. Roman Fraden
I don’t like marijuana. If I want to be hungry and think all my friends hate me,
all I need to do is wake up. John Hastings
I have too much free time so I’ve started smoking. If you smoke ten a day, that’s an hour of free time used up. Also, it shortens your life overall. Rory O’Keeffe
I like my coffee like I like my women. Unintentionally neglected while I deal with some admin and eventually going cold on me. Christian Talbot

I like to ring libraries, just to shush whoever answers the phone,
and see how they like it. Colin Chadwick
I remember my first date with my wife. She gave me butterflies, which was an odd gift. Scott Bennett
I saw my optometrist the other day. Which made him a bit redundant. Alice Fraser
I saw two male giraffes having sex and got envious of their freedom.
It took me another ten years to be free enough to have sex in a zoo. Mawaan Rizwan
I thought I was a communist,
and then I had to use the same toilets as everyone else at a festival. Lou Sanders

I threw my hands in the air, which was a shame,
because I had nothing to catch them with on the way down. Paul Mayhew-Archer
I told my mother I’ve got this dead bee in my sink: what do I do? “Get a spoon and flush it down the toilet.” Then I said, ‘I’ve done that – now, what about the bee?’ Mark Watson
I went to go see a psychotherapist about my commitment issues. Which was going fine until they asked me to return the next week and not see any other therapists. Robin Clyfan
I’m entering the world’s tightest hat competition. I just hope I can pull it off. William Andrews
I’m no good at talking to women. I’m 28, and recently my Grandmother and I
had the “are you gay?” conversation. She isn’t. Matt Rees

Me and my girlfriend are doing great. We’re in a serious relationship!
I know that because she told me. Archie Maddocks
Middle class people talk about dark chocolate like it’s heroin.
“Do you want some dark chocolate?” “What percentage is it?”. Henry Paker
My boss has finally recognised my potential and reduced my wages accordingly. Richard Todd
My dad caught me curing a piece of salmon …
to teach me a lesson he made me smoke the whole packet. Olaf Falafel
My family massively disapprove of my new girlfriend.
By family I mean my wife and two kids. Aatif Nawaz

My mum met my dad in a gay bar. Eleven years into their marriage. George Lewis
My wife said she wanted to meet new people. I took her to the maternity ward. Ismo Leikola
Show me a man wearing too much camouflage, and I won’t be able to see him. David McIver
The Tory Education Minister goes into a bar, and orders a whiskey.
Bartender: “Teachers OK?”. Minister: “Do I look like I give a s**t?” The Thinking Drinkers
There are many ways to sexually please a snake. But I won’t rattle them off. Nick Elleray

This vodka is drunk by the rapper Sean Combs. P Diddy?
Only when he drank a whole bottle. Ben McFarland
When I see Donald Trump I get the same thought in my head,
as I get after a particularly painful bikini wax. Bush wasn’t that bad. Angela Barnes
When you’re newly married, people always ask you the same question: do you guys feel different now? And I’m like, “Yes, we feel very poor”. Felicity Ward
Why does everybody call our Catholic priest “Father” except his own children.
They call him uncle. Vince Ebert
Yoko Ono’s full name is Yoko Or Nearest Offer. Olaf Falafel

Law And Order

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 15, 2018

1. Law of Mechanical Repair – After your hands become coated with grease,
your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.
2. Law of Gravity – Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
3. Law of Probability – Probability of being watched is directly proportional to stupidity of your act.

4. Law of Random Numbers – If you dial a wrong number, someone always answers.
5. Law of the Alibi – If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.
6. Variation Law – If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now (also works at bank and grocery every time).

7. Law of the Bath – When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
8. Law of Close Encounters -The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramatically when you are with someone you don’t want to be seen with.
9. Law of the Result – When you try to prove to someone that a machine won’t work, it will.

10. Law of Biomechanics – The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
11. Law of the Theater – At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.
12. The Starbucks Law – As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

13. Murphy’s Law of Lockers – If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers. In most instances, it will be people who don’t like each other.
14. Law of Physical Surfaces – The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.
15. Law of Logical Argument – Anything is possible if you don’t know what you are talking about. Also known as Classing’s Imperative.

16. Brown’s Law of Physical Appearance – If the clothes fit off the rack, they’re probably ugly.
17. Oliver’s Law of Public Speaking – A closed mouth gathers no feet.
18. Wilson’s Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy – As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

19. Doctors’ Law – If you don’t feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there you’ll feel better. Don’t make an appointment and you’ll stay sick.
20. Law of Threes – When dividing items into groups of three, you will have to make up something politically incorrect, so it will come out evenly.
21. Lazy Blogger’s Law – This is a repost, with pictures from
“The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

Sin Is The Trick

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on August 14, 2018

Is Your Brain A Democrat?

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 14, 2018

The link on facebook proposed a test. “Is your brain a Democrat or Republican” Is a democrat a noun, while republican is an adjective? I became curious about the test, and decided to brave the internet cooties and take the damn thing. If you had to sign in with a facebook account, I would have looked for amusement elsewhere. “Your brain is a Democrat” 36% conservative, 64% liberal.”
“27 strange non-political scenarios will appear. Please respond honestly and alone and we’ll guess your brain’s political ideology.” There are five options: Strongly Disagree, Mildly Agree, Neutral, Mildly Agree, and Strongly Agree. These choices generally make crunching the data a touch easier.

“I might be willing to try eating monkey meat, under some circumstances.”

This presumes you have not already, without your knowledge or consent.

“It would bother me to be in a science class, and to see a human hand preserved in a jar.”

Especially if it is political science. If it was algebra, this should be expected.

“It bothers me to hear someone clear a throat full of mucous.”
It depends on what they say afterwards.
“I would go out of my way to avoid walking through a graveyard.”
A road that I walk down sometimes, and drive on every day, goes between a cemetery, and a Primitive Baptist church. The church has contributed residents to the boneyard, and arguably is part of it. The thought of going a mile out of the way, to avoid this partnership, has never occurred to me. It is probably too late by this point.
“It would bother me tremendously to touch a dead body.”
Or a live body, where the soul is dead?
“It would not upset me at all to watch a person with a glass eye take the eye out of the socket.”

There was a story, in a book about Tennessee Williams. Some people were having dinner in Key West. A man got upset, and threw his glass eye on the table. It landed in a bowl of soup. A lady fished the eye out of her soup with a spoon, and said “I think this belongs to you.”

“Even if I was hungry, I would not drink a bowl of my favorite soup if it had been stirred by a used but thoroughly washed flyswatter.”
We do not know if the lady finished her soup.
“It would bother me to sleep in a nice hotel room if I knew that a man had died of a heart attack in that room the night before.”
It depends on what he had been doing. I would be cautious about the pay-per-view. The breakfast is probably safe.
There were other statements that did not inspire supplemental commentary. On question 15, the options change. The new choices are “No Disgust, Slight Disgust, Moderate Disgust, Much Disgust, Extreme Disgust.” Enjoyment is not an option.

“You see maggots on a piece of meat in an outdoor garbage pail.”

It really depends on what animal the meat was taken from.

“You take a sip of soda, and then realize that you drank from the glass that an acquaintance of yours had been drinking from.”
It depends on whether the glass is half empty, or half full.
“Your friend’s pet cat dies, and you have to pick up the dead body with your bare hands.”

With friends like that, who needs Republicans?

“You see someone put ketchup on vanilla ice cream, and eat it.”

Is it the same person who made you pick up a dead cat bare handed?

“A friend offers you a piece of chocolate shaped like dog doo.”

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer’s mom once said, to her son, “Jeff, I don’t like your friends.” “That’s ok mom, why don’t you try the mashed potatoes.”

“You see a person eating an apple with a knife and fork.”

Does amusement count? Many conservatives confuse amusement for disgust.
How does this work? There was a study, Nonpolitical Images Evoke Neural Predictors of Political Ideology “The study measured participants’ brain response to “disgusting” imagery using an MRI. The study could predict party affiliation with up to 98% confidence. The questionnaire on uses Jonathan Haidt’s disgust scale scale in lieu of MRI and imagery, so results are likely far less accurate. … the results for this test will be skewed for people who work in industries where they deal with “gross” things on a daily basis.” Pictures for this feature are from The Library of Congress.

Let Them Think

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on August 14, 2018

Indicate Weakness

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 13, 2018

bad behavior ~ Tsutomu Yamaguchi ~ 21-year-old man ID’d as victim in shooting outside DeKalb County restaurant Levester Taylor ~ jaco pastorius ~ GBI investigating officer-involved shooting at rail yard ~ how to ~ ‘The Nation’ Apologizes for Publishing Poem With ‘Disparaging and Ableist’ Language ~ apology ~ A poet published a poem. There was a controversy. The poet pinned an apology to his twitter feed. Here is a blackout poem based on that apology. ~ poem talk ~ slippery slope ~ cottonmouth ~ copperheads ~ Black Conservative Comes Unglued When Michael Eric Dyson Won’t Bow And Scrape To Her ~ mckenna and dick ~ dick download ~ alpharetta church party ~ tyler mahan coe @BethLynch2020 I remember when the argument was… “deplatforming Milo will only make him more popular.” Where’s Milo, again? @chamblee54 Who said that about Milo? I don’t remember hearing that. Do you have any screen shots or links? @BethLynch2020 I’m busy. ~ ‏ @BethLynch2020 I’m busy. ~ philip k. dick meets g-d ~ The Death of the Author and the End of Empathy ~ Customer and worker brawl inside Brooklyn salon ~ We Jews Must Resist Assimilating Into the Whiteness Pushed by Trump and Netanyahu ~ Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson ~ A Lovingkindness Meditation ~ The Jesus of History versus the Christ of Faith ~ witch hunt thread ~ mother david ~ burroughs archive ~ Democratic Socialism Threatens Minorities ~ goldberg on jeong ~ the problem with twitter ~ kimmel and kayne ~ Ingraham rant ~ jason kessler/npr ~ Black Lives Matter-D.C. Condemns ‘Fake’ BLM Group That Shared Stage With Trump Supporters ~ Hawk Newsome, President of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York ~ kessler on npr ~ Morning edition 08-10-18 ~ more kessler ~ james casey ~ dui ~ d.f. wallace interview ~ Precious Okoyomon on finding poetry in everything ~ SOCIAL MEDIA WAS A MISTAKE ~ tcb ~ An open letter to the internet. The election for Governor of Georgia, between @staceyabrams and @BrianKempGA, is starting to heat up. Georgia voters are getting a lot of *help* in deciding which of these two candidates to vote for. ~ gramscian marxism ~ There is a flag, a man, a shirt, a pair of pants, and a dog tag. Which one do you want one of? ~ You should not use the phrase “bunch of pussies” to indicate weakness. The vagina is the strongest organ in the human body. ~ First They Came for the people who recite First They Came ~ The spell check suggestion for ableist is stable. ~ I have an idea. we should always substitute *asshat* for *racist* just call out bad behavior, and don’t worry if it is because you are _______ and the other person is ________ ~ @schadenfraade Q: How many performatively woke leftists does it take to change a lightbulb? A: Google it. It’s not my job to educate you. ~ @PunsWorId I got an email from Google Earth saying it can “read maps backwards” and I thought: “That’s just spam.” ~ No matter how bad things are right now, no matter how stuck you feel, no matter how many days you’ve spent crying, no matter how many days you’ve spent wishing things were different, no matter how hopeless and depressed you feel, I promise you won’t feel this way forever ~ Kbanitoplaya Sorry i don’t speak English i use translator. I’m scort service $$$ piersgavestonjr i don’t speak escortish ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress. ~ poem from last night at java monkey:
go down the foggy ruin of time control ~ know too much to argue on the breeze
gave her my heart but she wanted your soul ~ peeking through a keyhole upon her knees
oh my god am I under seduction ~ you’re an idiot younger than that now
abraham kill me a son production ~ go away from my window you’re a cow
never buy your soul back when its rotten ~ can’t help it if I’m lucky in crime
don’t tell her what i think is forgotten ~ she can look me up if she’s got the time
can’t help it if I’m lucky in crime ~ take the night time paint the daytime black
she can look me up if she’s got the time ~ an trophy artist they don’t look back
take the nighttime paint the daytime black ~ don’t tell her what i think is forgotten
an trophy artist they don’t look back ~ never buy your soul back when its rotten ~ selah

Racism Double Feature

Posted in GSU photo archive, Library of Congress, Politics, Race by chamblee54 on August 12, 2018

There was a comment thread on facebook. Here is the comment that started it. “I have a Facebook friend, who is a black Trump supporter, who says he doesn’t care “if he’s racist or not.” I don’t know what to think about that. Maybe there are a few of my black friends who can help me with that?” There were a lot of comments, which is not surprising. Race, and not liking Donald Trump, are two popular topics of conversation.

The conversation started with a link to When Someone Says They Still Support Trump, I Instantly Know 6 Things About Them. The six items, with a parenthetical summary, are: 1. You want to be ruled, not governed (authoritarianism,) 2. You are not someone I would trust to do business with (business ethics,) 3. You’re either a racist or an enabler of racists (racism,) 4. You have issues with women (misogyny,) 5. You aren’t quite as “Christian” as you claim to be (religious exploitation,) 6. You are anti-constitution (respect for rule of law,)

While those six items are more or less true about Mr. Trump, it is a stretch to say they apply to anyone who supports the man. (Many of these character traits are present in people who don’t like Mr. Trump, especially authoritarianism.) What is disturbing to PG is the way that racial attitudes dominates the conversation. This is a problem in a lot of ways. The obsession with screaming racist helped Mr. Trump get elected. Insulting potential voters is not a good campaign strategy.

There seems to be a national verdict that Donald J. Trump is a racist. A non compliant racial attitude is worse than authoritarianism, crookedness, and mental instability. If you are white, and you question this orthodoxy, then you are a racist. If you are black, and don’t believe without question, then you are asking to be insulted.

The Trump-is-racist meme follows a cynical decision to make Mr. Trump’s racial attitudes a campaign issue. The best evidence cited is a 1973 complaint, involving discrimination in renting apartments. Other evidence… attacks on nationalities, attacks on religious groups, support of unseemly white people … utilize an elastic definition of racism. Others disagree.

There was a comment: Martin C Ezeonu “Lol… I don’t like Trump cuz he is an asshole. On the other hand we know exactly where there country stands now because of him. This country is still racist as hell. these past years nobody addressed is just politicians smartly covering it up. But now to move forward something has to give. And I like that. Let people stop being deceived. Don’t care if he is racist or not I like the fact that he is not a politician and couldn’t play the game. That’s why both parties want him out.”

Mr. Ezeonu is from Nigeria. He might have little in common with most African Americans, other that his skin tone. That is all many people see. People fail to appreciate the amazing diversity in today’s African America. In the comments, Mr. Exeonu was called an idiot, mentally ill, and many other things. Not agreeing with a national consensus is dangerous.

Mr. Trump has numerous problems. In the list of six things, we see authoritarian tendencies, and ethical shortcomings. Many feel the Democrats made a mistake by screaming racist, instead of focusing on his shady business practices. Many white people were alienated by this campaign tactic. After the Trump victory, many black people feel alienated by his election. The race situation gets worse and worse. Saying that Donald Trump is a racist does not help.

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. This is a repost.









One of the touted TED talks in the weekly email is Color blind or color brave? It is by Mellody Hobson, a POC in the investment business. It is the standard call to talk more about race. Talk, talk, talk, and talk some more. The word listen is not used.

At the 3:13 mark, Mrs. Hobson makes a remarkable statement. “Now I know there are people out there who will say that the election of Barack Obama meant that it was the end of racial discrimination for all eternity, right?” (Yes, this is a TED talk.) It is possible that someone has said that. There are also people who say the earth is flat.

PG asked Mr. Google about this. The top two results are about the TED talk. The third result is an article in Forbes magazine, Racism In America Is Over. It is written by John McWhorter, one of the “black guys at” Dr. McWhorter does say racism is over, sort of. The problems that remain are a lot worse. Too much food for thought, for a population with intellectual bulimia.

There is a quote in the Forbes article that is pure gold.
“When decrying racism opens no door and teaches no skill, it becomes a schoolroom tattletale affair. It is unworthy of all of us: “He’s just a racist” intoned like “nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah!””
There are a lot more results. PG is getting tired of looking. If you want to see for yourself, google “the election of Barack Obama meant that it was the end of racial discrimination for all eternity.” Except for a rogue title editor at Forbes, almost nobody has said that. This is a repost. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.