Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Trump Enunciates an Inconvenient Truth About Illegal Immigration...and NBC Shows its Corporatist Colors


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Donald Trump





Donald Trump can be really tough to take. He’s pompous, bombastic and incessantly self-congratulatory, but he also often confirms a lot of inconvenient, even ugly truths, as he did in speaking about illegal immigration from Mexico recently; “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best...They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

All of that is (mostly) true, despite its clumsy, ham-handed wording. (http://variety.com/…/nbc-donald-trump-immigrants-1201530568/) An awful lot of drugs, as well as many criminals do cross that border every year. HOWEVER, the PRIMARY problem with illegal immigration from our southern border ISN’T the drugs and crime (although those ARE serious problems), BUT the migrant workers themselves.

To be sure, the vast majority of the illegal, migrant workers that cross our southern border are desperately poor people, looking to earn a little money to help fund a little better life. That's completely understandable, UNFORTUNATELY, that amounts to "In-Sourcing" - companies bringing in cheaper labor that undercuts American wage rates and lowers the wage floor across the U.S..

The Spanish language station Univision had previously canceled Trump’s “Miss USA” pageant. Mr. Trump, no fan of subtlety, subsequently sent Univision a strongly worded letter in response. Yahoo News reported, “Broadcast Company Univision announced Thursday it would not simulcast the pageant on its Spanish language channel, UniMas. Then Trump sent a letter to the company’s CEO on Friday, barring its employees from stepping onto his Miami golf course and country club, which are adjacent to Univision’s headquarters.

“Trump reportedly added a rather ominous P.S. to the typed letter:

“Please congratulate your Mexican government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States. However, inform them that should I become President, those days are over. We are bringing jobs back to the U.S. Also, a meaningful border will be immediately created, not the laughingstock that currently exists.” Trump wrote.” (http://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-taking-toys-going-home-1…)

NBC, which had already severed ties with Trump due to his announced candidacy for POTUS, used those indelicately worded charges to sever all ties with Trump (allegedly) permanently, in issuing a statement; “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.”

That last line sounds great, but it is anything but, for with that stance, NBC merely amplified the Corporatist anti-working-class American viewpoint.

Again, illegal immigration amounts to “In-Sourcing” (bringing in cheaper labor to undercut American workers and lower the American wage floor). Big business LOVES that, because it LOVES cheap labor. Trump apparently DOES NOT like that, because the real estate market relies upon Americans being able to afford new homes. Cheap labor does not do much to help real estate developers.

There are TWO ways to directly attack American workers and by extension, the American middle class. The first is through “Out-Sourcing,” moving factories and businesses overseas where taxes and wage rates are much LOWER. The other is “In-Sourcing,” bringing the cheaper labor into this country. Of the two, In-Sourcing is much, MUCH, more cost effective (cheaper). BOTH are equally damaging to American workers.

THAT is the ONLY issue surrounding illegal immigration – “In-Sourcing.” And “In-Sourcing” harms all working Americans. There is no other issue, there is no other rationalization for illegal immigration.

It has ALWAYS been an “illegal employer problem,” NOT “an illegal worker/immigrant problem.”


On this issue, NBC stands squarely with the Corporate entities, of which it is one, and very much AGAINST working Americans.

Meryl Streep Stumps for a Revived ERA


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Below is a story covering Meryl Streep's lobbying Congress to revive the ERA.

Aside from the cynical consideration that, since she never did this when the Democrats controlled BOTH Houses of Congress, perhaps it's not a cause she believes in too strongly, since she is only lobbying now that the opponents control both Houses.

Moreover, the ERA, absent "Comparable worth" (making jobs considered comparable in skill levels, ie. office manager & long haul trucker, or miner equivalent in pay), which was removed in a 1991 rewrite and eliminating the "seniority" disparity - the idea that those who leave the workforce for extended periods should NOT lose ground in pay to those who stay in the workplace (this was NEVER a part of the ERA) will do nothing to address the real reasons for the disparity in pay between male and female workers.

The ONLY practical way to eliminate the "seniority" disparity would be to bar women from leaving the workforce for "family" or any "other" considerations...difficult to do under Western Law, BUT, ironically enough, very doable under Shariah Law, which mandates a "Mutual Responsibility to Society," which, aside from demanding "wound for wound" penalties for violent crimes, would also eliminate such options for workers not legitimately disabled and unable to continue in that work. Still, under Sharia, the "disabled" would be forced to find work that they CAN do despite their disabilities.

WHY can't supporters of the ERA be honest? The ERA Movement is primarily a white women's movement, not as much geared to male/female disparities, but black/white disparities. African-American women out-earn white women by a significant margin (because they take much fewer workplace absences) and earn very close to what white males earn. THAT is the real issue the ERA seeks to redress.

The truth is that white women can easily address that issue themselves by STAYING in the workplace longer and more consistently.

The Supreme Court Affirms Gay Marriage


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America isn't "CHANGING"....it HAS CHANGED. Today, all polls show that over 70% of Americans support gay rights. That number obviously includes a LOT of Conservatives.

Religious Conservatives are now a minority among Conservatives, with that group ebbing, while Libertarians are growing.

Libertarians tend to support things like gay rights.

Probably at least SOME of this is in response to the religious extremism of the Muslim world.

You know who doesn't support gay rights and opposes homosexuality?

The adherents of Shariah Law.

Even as the West's religious institutions continue to evolve their stand on this - the Pope of the RC Church (one of the most Conservative religious institutions in the West) has softened its stance, albeit slightly, on homosexuality.

This LEGAL fight appears to be effectively over. YES, those opposed to homosexuality CAN still oppose it, BUT they're going to live within a Corporate structure (America has long been a Corporatist nation) that has long been on-board with such views. (http://www.ijreview.com/…/354051-35-companies-just-told-a…/…)
Those who'd boycott such companies will have a VERY long list. NOT only that, but it's as if they just woke up. ALL of those companies have long supported gay rights. Just take a look at ANY Corporate Human Resources guide.

In his response to the ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts cautioned, “Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it...Indeed, however heartened proponents of same-sex marriage might be on this day, it is worth acknowledging what they have lost, and lost forever: the opportunity to win the true acceptance that comes from persuading their fellow citizens of the justice of their cause. And they lose this just when the winds of change were freshening at their backs.”

In response there have been idiotic and poorly crafted calls for Justice Scalia (the preeminent Constitutional scholar on the court) to resign (http://theweek.com/articles/563276/why-scalia-should-resign) and commentator/comedians lamely mocking Justice Roberts (http://www.boston.com/entertainment/tv/2015/06/27/stephen-colbert-mocks-supreme-court-gay-marriage-dissenters/SC2WYMwEQ4lIE5eor0LDhO/story.html) calls for

Moreover, there is the very real possibility that defeat may yet be pulled from the jaws of victory, should government bureaucrats, for instance, seek to threaten the tax-exempt status of churches that refuse to perform same-sex marriages. Recent polls show that just as over 70% of Americans now support gay rights, over 80% (some polls have 81%, some as high as 84%) support religious institutions preaching traditional religious doctrines (that homosexuality is sinful, etc.). A less overwhelming, but still sizable majority support the tax-exempt status of Churches.

Any attack on religious liberty carries with it the seeds of real and very severe civil unrest. Hopefully, government will not undermine the gains that have been made by gays. Any attack on religious organizations, could do irreparable harm to those gains and threaten the gains made to this point.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I Know This Will Sound Weird, BUT I Think That THIS is Actually For the GOOD!


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No, NOT the racist sentiments expressed by FF Sarinya Srisakul (“These white boys crying and complaining over this because their white privilege is being messed with. Trying living a life being racially profiled!!!!”), for in that regard, FF Srisakul comes off very much like an old time segregationist, in her support for race/gender preferences (http://nypost.com/2015/06/28/uproar-over-fdny-activists-white-boy-privilege-rant/).

I also don't think the calls for her being fired over "violating the FDNY's social media policy" are NOT at all "GOOD," either.

Such policies are not only harmful to the general discourse, but they tend to be abusive and worse still, unevenly applied. In my view, they should be scrapped altogether, in favor of a single standard (applied the SAME way to ALL) that ONLY those posts that rise to the level of a criminal offense (direct threats, slander, online bullying, etc.) are to be subjected to Departmental review AND, of course, criminal prosecution.

What IS "GOOD," in my view, is that comments like these show that bigotry and intolerance exist on all sides.

I don't merely "think," I KNOW that ridding this country of the segregated standards that various "disparate impact" rulings have brought about is every bit as much a Civil Rights issue as desegregating our public schools & public facilities were and marriage equality is. Those who boldly crow about such segregated standards and voice support for this modern day "Jim Crow" are on the wrong side of history...and the wrong side of Civil Rights.

I support free speech, both my own and that of Ms. Srisakul. The response to bigoted views like hers SHOULD NOT be censorship and punishment, but instead education and outreach. Bigots have to learn that their views aren't merely unpopular, they are immoral and wrong.

But firing such people is NOT the way to teach any such lessons. In fact, such draconian responses only (1) make martyrs out of actual bigots, often making "bad guys," look like "the good guys" and (2) they generate more resentments and create a fertile ground on which more bigotry is fit to grow.


People NEED to talk more...and engage more and challenge more.

"Too Me He Didn't Do No Wrong...He Just Shot a Cop"


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Stephanie King (defender of Cop Shooter, Najee Harmon)





(SEE the 1:30 mark of this tape; http://www.wisn.com/news/wisn-12-news-speaks-to-friend-of-najee-harmon/33719528)

THESE are the enemies of society that some public officials like to pretend are "part of the fabric our society." Violent felons and their apologists aren't "part of the fabric of our society," they are pavement...they are fodder. There is no constructive roll such people can play in a society. They have absolutely nothing to offer...except mayhem and madness.


They are NOT "victims of society," we, as a society, are victims of THEM!


Again, freedom ISN'T allowing the poor and dysfunctional to "live as they please," that is "license." In every case LICENSE is the enemy of LIBERTY. The individualism this country was founded on only provides "as much FREEDOM as one's productive efforts can afford."

Those who "don't see it that way," also don't tend to see work/productivity as a basic human mandate. In fact, too many see work as "wage slavery." That's a problem, because it makes that much needed quid pro quo, all that more difficult to enact.

Just as surely as Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan is right that, The term “moderate Islam” is ugly and offensive — Islam is Islam,” there is also ONLY socialism. The one leader who came the closest to making the failed ideology of socialism work was Adolph Hitler, a true socialist, who is infamous for saying, “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are determined to destroy this system under all conditions.” Those are absolutely disgusting sentiments that no civilized person would subscribe to today.

There is, for better, or for worse, NO economic system in which people are NOT valued according to the value that their productive and/or creative efforts produce.

Progressivism is Corporatism...and Corporatism, like it or not, CAN WORK, whereas the Command Economy CAN’T!

Sure, it is NOT as dynamic and creative as the free market, but it is not nearly as unstable either.

The sad thing is that America’s educational system is so poor and its media dominated by English majors, who not don’t understand math, the foundation of logic. In fact, it’s not just that they don’t like, nor understand math, most of them were deathly afraid of math in College!

Sadly, since virtually EVERY social problem comes down to some very complex quadratic equations (those equations with multiple variables on either side, like “Given that 4X X 17y = 16a + 3b find the values of a, b, x and y,” that aversion to math becomes a pretty big handicap.

As a result, they don’t understand the ideologies they themselves traffic in.

Many seem unaware that Adolph Hitler said much the SAME thing about socialism that Turkey’s Prime Minister said about Islam; "We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions" (Adolph Hitler, Speech of May 1, 1927)

Nor do they seem to get the fact that "Fascism" was originally a Marxist coinage. Marxists borrowed the name of Mussolini's Italian Party, the Fascisti (Mussolini headed Italy’s Socialist Party before forging the Fascisti Party), and applied it to Hitler's Nazis, in an attempt to gloss over the fact that the Nazis, like Marxism's standard-bearers, the Soviet Communists, were revolutionary socialists. In fact, "Nazi" was (most annoyingly) shorthand for the National SOCIALIST German Workers' Party. European Marxists successfully put over the idea that Nazism was the brutal, decadent last gasp of "capitalism." 

In truth, there is really ONLY one essential difference between the Nazi and Communist ideologies: Their responses to social class. Stalin preached class war and supported and encouraged class consciousness, whereas Hitler wanted to abolish social classes altogether and root out all class-consciousness. Both leaders, as socialists, saw class inequality as a problem but their solutions differed radically.

As proof, everyone, by now, seems to know that Josef Goebbels made a film called The Titanic, most of those in our own media and academia don’t seem to have any idea WHY the Nazis would make a film of the Titanic's fatal voyage in 1912! The reasons behind that film are largely ignored because the film blames the sinking of the Titanic on GREEDY CAPITALISTS, both in the UK and the USA, “who’d wanted to set a "speed record" for a cruise-ship traveling from England to NYC, thinking this would increase profits and the value of the company's stock.”

The fact that the film was made in 1943, the dying days of the Reich, proves that the Nazis were anti-capitalist right to the end, not just during their early days.

Worse yet, they don’t even understand their own history. Most are blithely unaware that it was the Republican, Teddy Roosevelt who founded the first “Progressive Party” (The Bull Moose Party) and ran for President as the 1st Progressive, or how Herbert Hoover (a Republican) became this nation’s first Progressive President and how that Progressive movement was led by international bankers (Warburg, Morgan, Schiff, Baruch, the Rothschilds). These disgusting people profiteered of wars, engineered recessions and depressions.

Hell, most of those in our media don’t even know the name, Louis McFadden, a Republican Congressman who brought impeachment charges against fellow Republican, President Herbert Hoover and conspiracy charges against the Board of the Federal Reserve back in 1933.

Richard M. Nixon, an avowed Corporatist and close associate of American Nazis, Prescott Bush (Republican) and William Averell Harriman (Democrat), both directors of the Union Bank Company (UBC) and Brown Brothers Harriman, BOTH companies charged under the “Trading With the Enemy Act” during WW II for their dealings with Nazi banker Fritz Thyssen, Hitler’s personal banker (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar
) completed the long desired unification of the two major American political Parties under the Corporatist/Progressive standard. Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” was designed to chase Conservative ethnic Catholics OUT of the Democratic Party, so that Party could become the Progressive standard-bearer, while the Republican Party, managed by its Corporatist/Progressive “Moderate”/”Country Club Republicans” (like Nixon, “We are ALL Keynesians now”) could play an ongoing game of Kabuki theater (the Corporate Democrats and a very pro-Democratic media ganging up on Republicans, as the Progressive Republicans take credit in “fighting the good fight”) as both Parties move the nation’s policies in an ever more socialist and authoritarian direction.

What’s sadly pathetic is watching dups in the media singing a song they don’t understand (supporting a new segregation – the segregated standards of “Affirmative Action,” ignoring, even denying the wide disparities in black/white violent crime rates and the staggering amount of black-on-Asian and black-on-white violence), apparently believing that they’re somehow “in the club,” when they are merely only useful idiots for the time being, easily swept away when the time comes.

Look hard at Stephanie King. That’s the face of the new “Brown Shirts,” the vanguard of something akin to a “Red Army” here in the USA.

In January of 1918, right after the Bolshevik Revolution, Russia was thrown into Civil War between the White Army (a large Volunteer Army organized by General Lavr Kornilov, consisting of a variety of groups, representing various political views over a wide spectrum from the Cadets (soldiers who wanted to continue the war with the Central Powers), landowners who lost land, factory owners whose properties where nationalized, devout Russian Orthodox Church members who were against the government’s atheism and royalists who sought the restoration of the monarchy. All those groups banned together seeking an end to the Soviet regime for their own purposes.

In 1918, the Soviet government formed via conscription, the Red Army of Workers and Peasants.

Lenin quickly demobilized the old Russian Army and appointed Leon Trotsky, who held the position of Commissar of War, as head of the newly formed Red Army in March of 1918. The Red Army was established rather quickly in response to the formation of the White Army, however, by the end of the Civil war the Red Army had over 5 million men.

The Red Army defeated the White Army and went on to torture and exterminate millions of Russian supporters, often simultaneously hanging people and setting them on fire, forming “human icicles” by stripping people naked, wetting them down and leaving them tied to trees in the sub-zero temperatures.

THAT is the history of Soviet Socialism


Many of the SAME ethnic and class hatreds seem to be playing out here today.

A Portrait of Our Dysfunction


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Dylann Roof




A portrait of Dylann Roof is emerging of a marose loner, with few friends, who'd dropped out of H.S. in the 9th grade, couldn't hold a job and descended into a cocoon of bitter hatred that some use to make themselves feel better about poorly lived, or even non-lived lives. (http://www.latimes.com/…/la-na-charleston-shooter-profile-2…)

A few commenters have noted that this is precisely the path that many young schizophrenics follow as they move through their teens, while most of the national media engages in its bizarre, yet habitual exhibitionism, it's perverse compulsion with an auto-eroticism over a 19th Century racial model - black victims and white oppressors. An exhibitionism made even more perverse by the fact that it is promulgated by overwhelmingly Left-of-Center WHITE newsrooms and corporate boards.

There are thousands of dysfunctional people like Dylann Roof from ALL backgrounds in our country today. BUT once they've "detonated," it's already far too late for anything other than a belated and always unfulfilling punishment.

Those who know such people always seem to respond with shocked surprise that this "creepy," "kind of weird guy" finally "went off."

Mental health and law enforcement professionals note that "There's nothing we can do to intervene before such a person either commits a crime, OR "acts out" (often, one in the same).

We've seen this kind of thing numerous times in big cities, often on a much smaller scale, those, almost always mentally ill people pushing others in front of oncoming trains and other mentally defective people who occasionally wreak havoc on the streets.

Jim Boulware (the father of Dallas Police HQ attacker, James Boulware) recently asked, “Where can a white man go for help?” That only shows how ubiquitous the victimization game really is. EVERYONE in America wants to be "the victim" now-a-days.

FACT is, there is no such help for ANYONE in America today. We are loathe to intervene, because we see it as "interfering," with a person's right to freedom of choice. The chronically poor/unproductive and dysfunctional can't deal effectively with freedom of choice, if they could, they wouldn't be dysfunctional.

Deinstitutionalization was both an overreaction and a mistake to the overcrowding and poor conditions well documented in America's mental institutions in the 1970s.

Some people NEED some assistance, intervention/interference BEFORE they spin out of control. The problem isn't one of "eccentricity," or "weirdness," as such things are wholly subjective, BUT of DYSFUNCTION.

Those who cannot (will not) finish school, who cannot (will not) hold a job and who erratically relate to others, if at all, are DYSFUNCTIONAL, not just "eccentric," or "strange."

Dysfunctional people may be harmless for extended periods of time and may not be violent until, or unless a fuse is lit by some fixation on a perverse ideology; white or black supremacy, political Islam, racial or religious hatreds, etc. The problem is that dysfunctional people are often drawn to such movements and the more extreme, the greater the apparent attraction.

The idea that, "There's nothing we can do UNTIL such a person snaps," is absolutely absurd. There have to be strategies in place designed to assist (if possible) dysfunctional people BEFORE they are otherwise "assisted" by some extremist ideology.

For one thing, dysfunctional people harm society merely by their dysfunction. Work/productivity is the price (rent) we all owe for living. Many of these people might be able to contribute to society if they had the proper guidance and direction, others probably need various degrees of institutionalization and we shouldn't wait until the only option for that is prison.

We've done a very poor job of setting up any kind of quid pro quo for those who are chronically dependent, let alone the chronically dysfunctional. Our programs SHOULD be designed to help such people get off such programs and back into work and productive lives, and assisting the dysfunctional to become productive, but instead most of our "social welfare programs" are dependency programs that only inculcate further dependency. There's little incentive to get such people back onto productive tracks.

Until we begin taking serious preemptive measures to assist those who've gone off the rails early in life, we're going to continue to see these kinds of sporadic, albeit horrific mass killings.

Freedom ISN'T allowing the poor and dysfunctional to "live as they please," that is "license." In every case LICENSE is the enemy of LIBERTY. The individualism this country was founded on only provides "as much FREEDOM as one's productive efforts can afford."

Those who "don't see it that way," also don't tend to see work/productivity as a basic human mandate. In fact, too many see work as "wage slavery." That's a problem, because it makes that much needed quid pro quo, all that more difficult to enact.

More's the pity.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Media Inspired Mass Murder?


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Dylann Roof





Last night (Wednesday, June 17th, 2015), around 9:05 PM, a lone gunman (Dylann Storm Roof) walked into the Emanuel AME Church in North Charleston, SC and shot 10 people directly after a Bible study session, reportedly leaving one woman as a "witness." So far, 9 of the people shot have died from their wounds (http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/06/18/ame-church-shooting-police-have-identified-a-specific-suspect-surveillance-video-and-cctv-captures/).

While ultimately, the primary responsibility for any crime belongs the perpetrator alone, it's hard not to see the inspiration for this kind of violence in media outlets like the utterly race-obsessed CNN and MSNBC.

Yesterday, CNN's Alisyn Camerota discussed Rachel Dolezal's "trans-racialism" with the professional racial raconteur, Charles Blow, along with one of the most odious racial bigots of our time, Tim Wise (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4pIBN2m70U)!

Sadly, this is standard fare for networks that truck in a false racial violence narrative.

America's national media vigorously defended Trayvon Martin, who'd clearly attacked the wrong guy (a troubled, Hispanic "wannabe cop" and local "Neighborhood Watch Captain"), as though, somehow, in some parralel universe, an individual has the "right" to physically assault someone they perceive to be following them.

Then they even more vigorously defended Michael Brown, about whom it was later proven that he attacked a police officer, was shot in the hand (inside that officer's squad car, while struggling over that cop's gun), then shot again as he charged that Officer (Darren Wilson).

That same national media then gives a forum to overt racial (anti-white) bigots like Tim Wise.

There is a constant drumbeat for a dangerously false narrative, to wit, that the bulk of the inter-racial violence extant today is white-on-black, when in FACT, it is exactly the reverse!

Recently, the Washington Post intoned, "America’s swimming pools have a long, sad, racist history. They’ve long been contested spaces where we express prejudices that otherwise remain unspoken.” (http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/06/black_mob_violence_in_swimming_pools_a_long_history.html), the history of swimming pool violence is very, VERY different!

WHY does it take a reported like Colin Flaherty to chronicle the accurate history of inter-racial violence, when the pundits at ALL these major media outlets already KNOW that history?! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uZF-hCUE1M).

The painful truth is that white-on-black violence is exceedingly rare, while the reverse, just as is black-on-Asian and black-on-Hispanic, is not very rare at all. Since 1976, African-Americans (12% of the U.S. population) have been responsible for over 50% of all homicides in the nation. Today, homicide is the leading cause of death for black males between the ages of 16 and 36. That is NOT the case for any other group.

While the ultimate responsibility for these 9 murders (6 women and 3 men) rests with the killer, Dylann Roof, it's more than disingenuous for national media outlets to express anything like consternation over such events that their own warped racial narrative has helped inspire.
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