A fat lesbian speaks out about a false narrative
[InsideHigherEducation] For faculty of color, women and particularly those scholars who are outspoken about dismantling the master narratives of white supremacy within our colleges and universities, playing by the rules is neither an option nor an obligation. It is, in fact, a terrible burden. A burden to allow an oppressive system breathing down our necks, while we continue to work within institutions that treat us as mere bodies representing “diversity” or what Patti Duncan has called “Hot Commodities, Cheap Labor: Women of Color in the Academy.”
My own cathartic moment arrived when I was able to write about my experience and those of other postcolonial scholars in my book, The Postcolonial Citizen: The Intellectual Migrant, in a chapter titled “Threatening Bodies, Dangerous Knowledge, Legal Interventions.” It was 2001. The problem of exclusions and a lack of “due process” experienced by various postcolonial scholars were widespread.
At least if someone invests the cream of their life attaining specialized post-graduate degrees in the Burgundian Music it may be (mostly) pointless but still sounds nice. But these people are pointless and destructive.
I support humans, they come in many colors. If you identify as something else, then you are declaring yourselve non-human and therefore have zero rights and should be vivisected at a handy military base with bad video being used to film it.
How is it they don't leave to a less white supremacist nation? Certainly there must be some kind of underground railroad to assist them from being captured at the border and returned to their high paying tenured position?
[News24] "Learn from your mistakes," the old adage goes. But I have found that learning from the mistakes of others is much more practical, and often, far less painful.
Very few people in the world are not aware of the fact that its land expropriation policy had been the ruin of Zimbabwe. Right from the start, it was obvious that this was nothing but a political (racist) ploy to rid the country of white farmers (who were world renowned for their agronomic expertise), and to gain votes from the local populace.
The disastrous effects of the land grab in Zimbabwe will be felt for many generations to come ‐ the cost of this catastrophe to the people, and the country as a whole, is inestimable.
The nation, once called "the breadbasket of Africa," now relies on international aid to feed growing numbers of its population, according to the World Food Program. Its people are scattered far and wide to others countries ‐ people who have decided to make a new life for themselves; away from the place which they have the misfortune of calling "home."
Here in Pretoria (where I’m currently visiting an old friend), scores of Zimbabweans can be seen at traffic lights and street corners ‐ desperately looking for something, anything, to do. My heart goes out to them; their suffering and misery is there for all to see.
"Land Expropriation by the Gov't - The Downside" There's an upside?
Posted by: ed in texas ||
01/15/2018 13:25 Comments ||
"Land Expropriation by the Gov't - The Downside"
There's an upside?
Sure. In the same way mugger gets his victim's stuff. In the immediate aftermath of Communist revolutions and the subsequent expropriations, the poor got the kind of boost a thief gets from liberating his victim of his wealth. Then it all fell apart. Mugabe's expropriations were somewhat more gradual, so it took longer for Zimbabwe to fall apart economically.
[National Review] Fusion GPS founder’s testimony shows how we got the collusion narrative . . . and why it won’t go away
Someone with fourth-hand knowledge that the bank was robbed claims that Smith conspired ‐ er, I mean, colluded ‐ with the local organized-crime family to rob the bank. Jones figures it must be true because he heard it from a trusted friend, a former cop ‐ and you know those guys have great sources. Yet, Jones has no concrete evidence that it’s true.
In fact, he can’t even prove that the mobsters had anything to do with the robbery, much less that Smith did. But Jones is an industrious investigative journalist. Long before the bank was robbed, he conducted months of in-depth research and came to a single, unalterable, unassailable conclusion: Smith is a really crappy guy. He is a grade-A louche with mafia business partners and a decades-long record of financial shenanigans that walk the razor’s edge of actionable fraud.
Born into wealth, he puts on the airs of the self-made man. When he’s in town, hide the women away. If he says he’ll pay you for a job, get it in writing . . . and make sure he still needs you when it’s time to pay up. Better have a good lawyer on retainer, too, just in case. Smith’s books are undoubtedly cooked, but they’re better hidden than Jimmy Hoffa ‐ and yeah, you can bet he knows something about that, too.
Here’s what totally infuriates Jones, though: Smith seems to skate from debacle to debacle not only unscathed but ever more audacious. If you knew what Jones knows, rather than what the public thinks it knows, you wouldn’t trust Smith to run a 7-Eleven ‐ yet, Smith sees himself as White House material! Do you feel the frustration, the indignation that Jones feels in our hypothetical? If you do, then you know what it’s like to be Glenn Simpson. The former Wall Street Journal reporter is a superb investigative journalist. More notoriously these days, he is the founder of Fusion GPS.
It was he, in cahoots with his friend and collaborator, former British spy Christopher Steele, who orchestrated the compilation and dissemination of the so-called Steele dossier ‐ the fons et origo of the Trump‐Russia collusion narrative. We now know the dossier was covertly commissioned by the Clinton campaign, which dealt with Fusion through a layer of lawyers.
Blackmail and Blackout That being the case, why doesn’t President Trump just expose it? Why doesn’t he tell the intelligence agencies to declassify the relevant data? If the Justice Department and FBI abused their intelligence-collection authority by seeking a FISA-court warrant based on unverified information, if they in any way gulled a federal judge into believing that Steele’s rumor-mongering was refined U.S. intelligence reporting, why not disclose that misconduct and put the collusion chatter to rest?
Possible scenario. I say again possible:
On Thursday November 17th, 2016, NSA Director Mike Rogers traveled to New York and met with President-Elect Donald Trump. It is suspected the conversation had to do with illegal monitoring. The next day Trump's campaign team moved out of Trump Towers and took up residence elsewhere.
As news of the meeting became public, calls for Admiral Rogers firing were reportedly bouncing all over D.C. Soetoro wisely took no action.
If Admiral Rogers refused to participate in a community monitoring and collection effort, perhaps the "community" outsourced the signals collection effort to Christopher Steele's old employer.
This might explain the reluctance of President Trump to push the issue. The long-standing conflict btwn CIA and NSA is well document and the coincidences of events are simply too coincidental to be coincidences. Add to that the proximity of the British consulate to Trump Towers. Just a tinfoil hat thought.
why not disclose that misconduct and put the collusion chatter to rest?
Because it would do no such thing. At this point "collusion" is a dog whistle increasingly heard only be the far left, a crowd in which one will find no current or prospective GOP voters or Trump supporters.
A more interesting question is, "If Trump could make the collusion narrative go away tomorrow would he want to do so?" I doubt he would. My wager is that he's going to keep the narrative alive until the actions of the Obama-Clinton crime syndicate (e.g., Uranium One and the like) are too glaring to ignore then flip the script on them. That's a much stronger play if he simply allows Mueller and his fellow travelers to continue embarrassing themselves until it's time to put the real criminals under the microscope. Tough to argue against pursuing actual demonstrated collusion when we've wasted so much time & effort chasing shadows already.
OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!
[Taki's Magazine] Oprah Winfrey is loved across the globe for being the fattest black female billionaire in world history, and for that, she deserves to be worshiped! Most people know her for making film history after becoming the first female African American thespian to pee for ten minutes straight on film in Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming racial/gender drama The Color Purple.
Sure, even after America rewarded her with enough wealth to buy several African countries in addition to a lifetime Weight Watchers membership, she still feels fit to lie and say that millions of black Americans were lynched (actually, the best estimate pegs the total at around 3,446) and fabricate racist hate crimes against herself. Heck, according to her cousin, Oprah even lied about growing up poor.
Powerfully dressed in black to throw her weight in support of the powerful #MeToo movement that seeks to disempower powerful men in positions of power, the woman whose name is “Harpo” spelled backwards delivered what was described as a “powerful” Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, which is a yearly event where Hollywood gives itself a handjob.
Under the presumed guise of fighting racism, Oprah wasted no time in making it racial. In the very first freakin’ paragraph she noted that Sidney Poitier was a “black man” whose “skin was black,” which we’re assuming is how everyone was able to identify him as a black man. Then, in the second paragraph, she spills the beans that she’s a “black woman.” Then, but of course, she shares a tale from 1944 where a black woman was brutally raped by a group of white men. This is because in Hollywood, it’s become necessary to cite such cases from generations ago, because the modern interracial rape rates paint a very different picture.
In reaction to Oprah’s powerful acceptance speech, it was unanimously decided by everyone that hates Donald Trump that she should run for president in 2020 because even though they’re both billionaires, she has a black vagina and he doesn’t. And then, like, y’know, if the inspirational black woman billionaire beat the evil white male billionaire, it’d be like one of those cool movies and everyone could go back to being happy again.
Steven Spielberg says he’d support Oprah’s presidential candidacy, and since he makes edgy, high-risk movies that say the Holocaust and Nazis and slavery were bad, we think he should serve as her running mate. There were rumors a long time ago that Spielberg may just possibly be a pedophile, but that was a long time ago, and as we’ve already stated, those were only rumors. More stories at the link
... #MeToo needs to be augmented with #AndYetTheyAllKnew.
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski ||
01/15/2018 5:03 Comments ||
Oprah was one of the primary people who pushed for Obama, and though she slams a nation that elected him, she does not mention the fact that the Obama's threw her under the bus when she was deemed no longer politically necessary.
But she continues to be of the same hate-America first without complimenting America for changing the world from a beast and slave supported production environment to defeating slavery at home first at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives and then ushering in industrial age. Thus wiping out slavery across the globe on a massive scale.
America must always be deemed evil by any manner necessary. Now you know why there is not only a place called Hell awaiting their thankless God forsaken souls, but that there MUST be a Hell awaiting their God forsaken souls.
America is not filled with racists but we do have a large share of race hustlers and I consider Oprah to be the most successful and least obvious one. Instead of calling everyone racists she played the neutral card and tried to get everyone to get along and America made her a billionaire for it.
Only later after she disappeared into her own cable channel did she start to show her true colors, and they were the same colors as Sharpton and others.
[Free Beacon] Americans are exceptional in many ways but perhaps their greatest exceptional characteristic is their neighborliness. Americans are a private people dedicated to the proposition that all homes are created equal no matter the customs, rituals, and beliefs that guide and comprise them. In dealing with his neighbor, the American follows the rule: Be cheerful and helpful, be polite, and leave my neighbor alone to his home.
But in leaving one's neighbors alone, Americans don't simply forget about them. If those strange customs, rituals, and beliefs enrich and cultivate a neighbor's home, then they are worthy of respect, even if we know nothing about them. Our neighbor might dance round the fire with his young children nine times each night before bed or eat a birthday cake every day while running five miles each morning. This might even worry us a bit and make us clutch at the curtains or peer out the window (for Americans, though private, are not incurious). But if the fire-dancers and the cake-eaters appear in public, shake hands, and treat us and our family fairly, their homes are worthy of not only privacy but also respect. What strange things my neighbor does is not my business‐yet I respect his strange business because I respect him, and I defend his privacy to conduct it.
The American Neighbor's attitude derives from a fundamental tenet of America, held since its founding: Americans are united through difference. Going further, Americans are united not by simply tolerating the differences of others but by embracing them and thereby protecting the ability and right of one's neighbor to bring precisely what makes him strange to me into the public square. America made each man the guardian of his neighbor's strangeness and thereby turned strangers into neighbors without destroying or whitewashing what makes each man strange to another. This was an innovation, a new solution to one of the oldest, most fundamental political challenges in man's history and the heart of American exceptionalism.
maybe Soloveichik is speaking about the people he hangs with
in lots of America, e.g., Universities, Hollywood, NGOs, conservatives are not tolerated, in fact even moderates and people who are non political are not tolerated
Posted by: lord garth ||
01/15/2018 10:26 Comments ||
I finally figured out American Exceptionalism derives from the concept of leaving your tribe behind, to become an American. A concept which the lefties have been trying to undo for years, most effectively with our last POTUS.
Something changed in the 50/60s in most of this nation.
I think it was TV. I still remember the week the first family in the neighborhood got one. Instantly the kids playing in the yards and playgrounds went inside to watch. From after school to dinnertime, the community of children playing together suddenly ended.
TV and the availability of cars. Houses started to be designed with garages in front so you could enter without ever encountering a neighbor. This changed the way people interrelated even if unintentionally.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.