Saturday, May 2, 2015

Toya Graham's Plight Explains an Awful LOT


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Toya Graham getting her son away from rioting





Lost in the inane "Right" ("Mom of the Year") vs Left ("Child abusing parent") are some very salient facts that go a long way to explain the apparently hopeless mess America is in today.

Of course, the polarized discourse noted above explains a lot too.

Lately Toya Graham has been interviewed at length across the national media. She seems to wear her single motherhood as a "badge of honor," as do many young women today. (http://www.cnn.com/…/04/29/us/baltimore-mother-slapping-son/)

THAT is, in itself troubling. Victimization is NEVER something to brag about.

More troubling is that she admittedly has 6 children, by multiple fathers, none of which apparently contribute much, if anything to their children's upkeep.

THAT, is disastrous.

In at least one interview she's said, "I don't want to live like that no more," but after SIX children with not enough marketable skills to support them, it seems far too late for such sentiments.

Our lives....ALL of our lives are forged by the CHOICES we make...and DON'T make. Allowing life to just "happen to us" is a very real CHOICE...and generally a very, VERY bad one!

Her 16 y/o son Michael, who she famously pulled away from the rioting appears already lost. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, young Michael declared that he joined the rioting because, "some of his friends have been hurt by police."

When asked if HE'D ever been mistreated by police, he shook his head and answered, "No."

Already, young Michael seems headed down a path of state dependent self-destruction. Much like Michael Brown, young Michael (Graham?) appears to be an entitled and embittered young man, like millions of such disaffected youth, who blame some ethereal "white society" for a whole host of nebulous ills that are almost entirely self-inflicted.

Ever hear those conspiracy theories about a "global one-world government," often referrred to as "the New World Order"?

It's already HERE! At least the global super-structure is. Worldwide chattel slavery is a grossly inefficient economic system. Corporatism works just fine...and it's what we already have - governments controlled by multi-national corporate benefactors.

The idea of a "One World Government," or nation, except in the most nebulous way (like a UN-supervised amalgamation of competing nations), is also a foolish notion. Such a global, corporate "elite," would be much better served by a gaggle of competing, individual nations in perpetual economic and military war with each other and the people hopelessly divided ideologically, religiously, politically, etc. It insures that the "rabble" (that's us) never focus on those ripping us off.

The national media is entirely corporately owned and heavilly censored or filtered. Take CNN as an example. The ONLY thing CNN loves MORE than missing planes (missing planes = monster ratings) is poor blacks raging against poor whites.

The craziest thing about all those "New World Order" conspiracy theories is that they want us to be "on the lookout" for something that's ALREADY HERE!

As George Carlin so correctly put it, "We have OWNERS!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dY4WlxO6i0

Guess what?! He was right!

The Fractured "Black Community" in America Today


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A few days ago, I got an email from a black firefighter I'd worked with years ago. It had some tongue-in-cheek references to the rioters possibly being whites in black-face. I told him that I felt his pain, because these riots were embarassing for that community and those who'd defend them....AND while he's NOT right about "whites in black face," there have been plenty of whites (mostly self-professed "anarchists," OWS members, etc.) who attend these marches and rallies specifically to incite violence.

I then relayed some very vital and salient points, that our media, most in academia and many in government insist on overlooking...but they cannot be overlooked any longer.

There are now THREE "black communities in America." Fully 1/3 of the black population in the U.S. today (blacks comprise 12% of America's population) are African & Caribbean blacks who have nothing in common with American-born blacks...and American born blacks are further divided into TWO groups, which could be called "strivers" and "skells."

Only 30% of American-born blacks are "skells," but they're loud, organized, urbanized and are dumb enough to have let white "Progressives"/Leftists use them as weapons.

The saddest, most pathetic thing is that very few black strivers can seem to bring themselves to condemn the black skells, the way the Irish have traditionally castigated their mutts, Jews have condemned their criminals and Italians have condemned theirs. As though, "There but for the grace of God go I."

NOT TRUE!

I know it must be painful to watch the lowest of the low lives destroy their own communities, but THAT'S what low lifes do.

BUT it makes it hard to feel sorry for the strivers when they reflexively relate to and support the skells of their "community."

AND our drug laws AREN'T the primary problem.

I've long called for a refocus on violent crimes and a system that offers boot camps and treatment for those who commit crimes against property, drug offenses, etc.

BUT that would create an even more obvious disparity in crime rates, as American blacks (appx 8% of the population....remember, 1/3rd of blacks are now from immigrant groups) commit over 50% of all murders in the USA and have done so since 1976!

Today white America has a violent crime rate relative to Belgium's, while black America's violent crime rate ranks up there with that of El Salvador and other violent 3rd world countries.

Those are the sad, but very, VERY real facts surrounding all this. The proof is readilly available. Just peruse Colin Flaherty's YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/user/BamaFanatic12345

Watch it....and weep.

A Painful Civics Lesson


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Ebony Dickens





An East Point (GA) woman has been accused of making terroristic threats against police officers on her Facebook page and is now in jail. (http://www.usatoday.com/…/facebook-threats-kill-p…/26560855/)

The FBI, Homeland Security, the District Attorney’s office and the New York Police Department (NYPD) assisted East Point police with Ebony Dickens’ arrest.

Ms. Dickens is accused of writing a Facebook post Monday using the name Tiffany Milan in which read: "Black ppl should rise up and shoot every white cop in the nation starting NOW.

"I condone black on white killings. Hell, they condone crimes against us.

"I've thought about shooting every white cop I see in the head until I'm either caught by the police or killed by them. Ha!!!! I think I can pull it off. Might kill at least fifteen tomorrow. I'm plotting it now. They reading this shit too right now. Freedom of speech tho. So when you can absolutely show me in the 1st Amendment where it explicitly says, you can't say "kill all cops", then I'll delete my status.Other than that...NOPE.

"Death to all white cops nationwide."

The post is very specific. It is pointedly racist, it is a deliberate incitement of violence and it is overtly and directly threatening violence against specific people.
ALL of that is ILLEGAL.

So, as to, "So when you can absolutely show me in the 1st Amendment where it explicitly says, you can't say "kill all cops", then I'll delete my status.Other than that...NOPE,"....OK, how about now?

East Point police Lt. Cliff Chandler noted, “That’s 15 people that she’s talking about killing within a day or so, so whether she is serious or not that's something that we have to take seriously."

Ms. Dickens took down the post on Tuesday, just hours before she was arrested.

It's hard to believe, but some people obviously think the 1st Amendment is sacrosanct.

Seriously?

Ever hear about libel/slander statutes?
AND yes, numerous people have been arrested for making terroristic threats, ESPECIALLY post-9/11. In fact, the late cop killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley posted, "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," before heading to NYC to assassinate two NYPD Officers (Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu), so, YES, such threats MUST be taken seriously.

It's the SAME thing with those who inanely view "resisting arrest," as struggling/fighting with cops!

WRONG!

Merely stepping away from an arresting officer is "resisting arrest," and that's very much AGAINST the law. Struggling, or fighting with an arresting officer is a much more serious crime (felony assault on a police officer)...you get locked up and do serious time for that one.

Ignorance of the law is NOT a valid defense. OPINIONS are protected speech. You can hold unpopular opinions and views. Threats, libel, incitement, defamation are NOT, in FACT all of those can result in criminal charges and Civil lawsuits.

IF Ms. Dickens had simply posted, "I hate all white cops," or something like that, her opinion, however racially bigoted, or noxious it might be, would be just that...an opinion. 
By encouraging others to kill police she engaged in "incitement," and by posting that she was plotting to kill police officers herself, she made a 'terroristic threat" against a specific group (police officers). Things like that amount tyo criminal offenses and tend to be taken seriously, especially in the wake of the Ismaaiyl Brinsley episode.

A Couple Things I DON’T Get About the Bruce Jenner Transition


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Bruce Jenner in transition





First, whatever Bruce Jenner is going through and dealing with is (to me) a personal, private matter. I have no opinion on that, right or wrong.

I saw some of his interview with Diane Sawyer and there were a few take-aways that I have to admit, I DIDN’T get at all.

The first is the disingenuous way that Mr. Jenner looks to make a for-profit “reality TV” show into a “public service” piece.

Foolish! VERY foolish.

I get it that there are a LOT of dopes out there that despise success and love to “count other people’s money.” FIRST, Jenner, the Kardashians, the Buffets’ and Gates’ have EVERY right to make as much money as they possibly can.

ONLY an idiot fails to understand that one person glomming tens of MILLIONS, even BILLIONS in cold hard cash does NOTHING to deplete the existing overall wealth (not even the currency supply), nor make it harder for others to succeed, nor even “create more poor people.”

How so?!

Because the economy AND our currency is fluid. It expands when wealth is increased (like when Mark Cuban brings another internet company into the fold) and contracts when growth stalls or falls.

Moreover, even a Bill Gates, receives only a tiny fraction of the value he produces. Microsoft has created well over $10 TRILLION in economic benefit and growth to our economy...and all Bill Gates got for starting all that was a measly $90 BILLION! That’s LESS than a 1% return for value produced! SAME with Jeff Bezos and Mark Cuban.

Bruce Jenner has every right to “cash in.”

But the circus he’s about to create is NOT anything close to a “public service,” nor even a “teachable moment.”

For one thing, he seems to diminish the internal conflicts and struggles such people go through. Suicide rates among transgendered people are astronomical.

He makes all this seem like a mere “bump in the road.”

Another thing that I don’t get...and this is just me, is that he claims his natural attraction for women will remain. In other words, his sexual orientation will remain the same, and yet outwardly be reversed as he “transitions” FROM a heterosexual male INTO a lesbian female.

I don’t know, my gut reaction is, “WHY bother?”

Seriously, why go through all the hormones, the surgeries, etc., if your gender identity isn’t at odds with your sexuality? I mean, it would seem that as a “male lesbian” he’s best equipped to please his female lesbian counterparts.

But that’s just me. I don’t get the idea of going through such an arduous transition while maintaining one’s original sexuality. I DO understand those who claim to have been “born male/female in the opposite body,” looking to “transition,” in order to live the way they perceive their orientation (INCLUDING their sexuality) to be.

It’s much harder (for me) to understand someone at age 65 going through all the surgeries, hormone replacements, etc., to, in effect, become a “male lesbian.” After all, even “fully transitioned,” Ms. Jenner (at that point) will still presumably have an XY genetic makeup...ergo, “male lesbian.”

Moreover, there have already been far more controversial transgender cases made public. A CNN story about Ryland Whittington (http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/living/feat-transgender-child-raising-ryland/) also addresses a much thornier issue; At what age can a child make such life-altering decisions for him/her-self?

From my perspective, all such things are personal, PRIVATE decisions and struggles that probably SHOULDN’T be used as “entertainment.”

But that’s NOT the culture we live in today. More’s the pity.

We NEED to Solve BOTH Sides of This Problem


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We are currently faced with a quadratic equation....most social issues are quadratic equations (with variables on both sides). They're NOT very easy to deal with and don't lend themselves to easy solutions.

There ARE "bad cops," just as there are "bad" physicians, attorneys, etc., but like doctors, police deal in life & death decisions every day and rarely run across people "at their best."

There HAVE been "bad police actions/shootings," like the Walter Scott (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEzYcrq3A38&bpctr=1430396547) killing in South Carolina, the James Boyd killing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tpAZObNZfI) in New Mexico, the James Crawford shooting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqZ-teZsZmo) in Ohio, the Levon Jones shooting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeT_oSLtI-o) in South Carolina, and the Akai Gurley killing in Brooklyn, NY.

Unfortunately, these have been overshadowed by justified police shootings that have been made into "cause celebs" by virulently anti-police and often anti-white misanthropes.

Mike Brown, like Trayvon Martin attacked the man who killed him. While Martin attacked someone (George Zimmerman) he believed was following him (YES, that was an ILLEGAL felony assault on Mr. Martin’s part), Michael Brown attacked a cop who'd lawfully told him to STOP walking down the center of a well-travelled street. Mike Brown was killed over his attempted murder of a police officer.

Even in the Eric Garner case, in which Mr. Garner was a much more sympathetic character, for merely resisting arrest without violence, in that case too, a black, female NYPD Sergeant negated the use of a taser (because of Mr. Garner's well known heart problems), nixed the use of pepper spray (due to his asthma) and she made the command decision that a "quick take down" was the safest method to subdue the belligerent and very large Mr. Garner. THAT decision put police lives at greater jeopardy in regard for Mr. Garner's personal safety.

It should be noted that Mr. Garner was NOT "choked to death" at the scene. He died over an hour later at hospital from a series of health complications.

The support for these high profile negative police encounters (initiated BY civilian suspects) damage the credibility of those who call for legitimate police reforms.

And reforms ARE needed.

Body cameras are a good START. EVERY police interaction should be recorded from start to finish as a basic part of the routine evidence gathering procedure. In over 98% of the cases, this video evidence would show that the perpetrator was the aggressor. THAT can't be tolerated. Violent individuals MUST be excised from our streets.

Police also need and deserve ongoing counseling. They, like prison guards (Corrections Officers), work among the most dangerous and dysfunctional people in our society every day. That has to have a cumulative negative impact on a person's mental/emotional health over time. We owe these people the counseling services they often need.

Moreover, a dirty little (not so) secret is that a small number of bullies and other anti-social types are drawn to police work the same way that pedophiles are drawn to summer camps, school bus driving jobs and the priesthood...it's where the victims are!

That's NOT to say that "most cops are bullies," any more than most school bus drivers, or priests are pedophiles, but a FEW ARE...and they NEED to be weeded out.

The misguided and unfounded racial component is one pushed largely by white anarchists, who've been using poor, uneducated blacks as weapons to advance their own warped agenda...THAT is the primary "racial component" in all this.

There've been numerous unarmed whites recently shot by police, from James Boyd (the homeless man shot by police while illegally camping) and Robert Earl Lawrence, shot by Alabama police for refusing to show ID. AND there've also been numerous cases of rogue black cops targeting whites (http://rt.com/usa/249741-philly-cops-drugs-corruption/)...so NONE of this is breaks exclusively along racial lines.

It's about scumbags abusing the law...on BOTH sides of the law.

Mike Brown was a budding career criminal who was shot after attempting to murder a police officer (struggling over that cop's gun), just as Sean Groubert (the South Carolina State Trooper who shot unarmed motorist, Levon Jones, when Jones went back in his car to get his ID) SHOULD NEVER have been a cop. Mr. Groubert was either too scared (incompetent) to do his job...or worse.

There ARE and always have been thugs on BOTH sides. YES, there are far fewer "thug cops," because there are far fewer cops than there are thugs in the population at large, but somewhere between 1% and 3% of police are either "bad, or incompetent cops," and they need to be removed from police forces.

It's critical that BOTH sides of this problem be addressed.

Yes, we need some basic police reforms, with an emphasis on removing bad/incompetent cops, BUT we also have to refocus our criminal justice resources on VIOLENT crime. We can treat crimes against PROPERTY and drug offenses with treatment programs and boot camps....we NEED to reserve our prison space for warehousing violent offenders. There's really no reliable way to rehabilitate violent offenders. Their recidivism rates are up there with those of pedophiles at well over 90%!

We have to improve our police forces and utilize our criminal justice resources much more effectively.

We CAN get this done. We NEED to get this DONE.
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