Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My Reply to Author Of Melanoid Nation about their Bill Cosby critique.

The article from Melanoid Nation about Bill Cosby can be seen at http://melanoidnation.org/did-bill-cosby-think-that-he-was-exempt-from-white-supremacy/#comment-150There is an American Apartheid movement in the United States, whom would gladly have things as bad as South Africa was under British rule years ago, and that is the unfortunate part. Cosby did say some things like the fact that it is stupid to get killed over something trivial, in “The Pound Cake Speech”, and I understand it was a plea to get young black men to realize that they can’t do whatever they want, despite the rule of society and call it “cultural beliefs”. It was a plea to get them to understand that rules are there for a reason and no one in the rest of society will tolerate lawlessness. If this is considered, by this author, to be an “attack on black Americans”, then I disagree with that viewpoint. If a white comedian, for instance, Bill Maher, says that most of caucasian society has failed at something (I.E. immigration standards, racism, educational standards nationwide, healthy eating, intelligent views, religious mythology, etc.), no one jumps up to condemn him (And that would be have to be one who is at least an inwardly white supremacist and that can’t take criticism of their own stupidity.) for speaking out against his own race. Does anyone listen to Cosby and his speeches/pleas to black men as a society take root and make a difference? I doubt it. He is ridiculed as an “Uncle Tom” by people who do the exact wrong thing towards women and society that Bill talks about. Is that him being racist or them being defensive? I believe it is them being defensive about comments because his comments are taken by idiots/racists as permission to make judgements on other human beings based on race. The point is that no one in our society as a whole is going to excuse criminal behavior as a matter of “behavior by poor people who live in poverty that don’t have a way out”, and instead see it for what it is, criminal behavior. What is so wrong about that? If black people want to get away from being stereotyped as lazy and criminal (because most of them are just like everyone else) by racists, they need to quit excusing and rationalizing “the plight of” young people of their own race and deal with it realistically. There ARE lots of people in society who are poor. Some of them learn and become strong but many succumb to temptation to commit criminal acts and that includes members of ALL races. The fact that black men and women are arrested more often for the same things (usually non violent drug offenses) that everyone else seems to commit with impunity is a different issue and is being made public as a an awareness that the criminal justice system IS racially unbalanced in so many parts of the country. That is NOT the same issue.
When ALL people in this country understand that income inequality is a problem for ALL of us, especially to the poor, and do something about it, then we will come to understand that the matters of race are a false flag social construct that causes men and women to struggle with survival, that is what really needs to be addressed.
Who is true minority that is screwing this country’s economy and the environment up, including our educational system? RICH GREEDY PEOPLE. I don’t consider Mr. Bill Cosby one of those.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The American Media's (all of them) Biggest Myth

Do you remember the aftermath of the last presidential election, when the Republicans lost? Everyone of them was trying to talk about WHY THEY LOST, and came up with every reason but the truth. THEIR POLICIES SUCK and THEIR CANDIDATES SOUNDED STUPID ON TELEVISION because they were uninformed or lying, and basing every answer from questions thrown at them on Opinions and Talking Points, not on any real solutions or facts. Talking Points can hold water in a quick debate if people don't fact check them, themselves, right away (Which is almost impossible.).
BUT, if you try to use a talking point that is over a year old, the general public has already fact checked and debunked it about 3 months previously. Even the hard heads generally give up stupid answer talking points that are over 9 months old.
RIGHT NOW, I HEAR DEMOCRATS DOING THE SAME THING. THE WHOLE "WHY WE LOST" THING IS GOING AROUND THE INTERNET, ESPECIALLY FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. I HAVE A MESSAGE FOR EVERYONE COMING UP WITH THE CONJECTURES: "YOU ARE WRONG!" QUIT WHINING, YOU SOUND LIKE REPUBLICANS.
Young Democratic Voters didn't vote in the midterms because THEY NEVER DO LIKE THEY SHOULD, BECAUSE - they are under the impression that since the president is the "TOP GUY" in government that he runs congress and the supreme court, also. That is the myth perpetuated by lack of education.
I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES WE HAVE TO SAY THIS: Civics 101 - There are 3 parts of government, 1 Executive, 2 Legislative, 3 Judicial.  They act independently, but if you listen to our news media. ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS somehow is the president's fault, including who arrives at airports with an infectious disease.
UNLESS we get it through the media's heads that we won't put up with sensationalist bullshit anymore, then they will keep indoctrinating the uninformed at the whim of their corporate masters through fear, conjecture, conspiracy theories, and self-delusion. That last one is about the people who tell themselves something and won't let that thing go, the definition of delusion is:
"...de·lu·sion·al [dih-loo-zhuh-nl] adjective
1. having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions
2. maintaining fixed false beliefs even when confronted with facts, usually as a result of mental illness
That kind of sensationalist journalism is wrong for our country and for people who don't get enough information except that few minutes of TV or news radio, that is what they have to go by. We as a nation, need to tell the American media sources, especially supposed "conservatives", to either tell the truth or STFU, NOW!
Until we do, there will be no nation, no unity, no peace, no right or wrong, no common enemy, no common ally, no common ideology, and that theme was the idea that made this country successful, happy, and what other people admired and that has been gone since Eisenhower left office. We need truth in advertising and truth in journalism. Freedom of speech must be tempered with one ideal - TRUTH.
You are welcome to have your own opinion, but you can't have your own reality. Your ignorance, mythology, superstitions (including religious ones), and  conjecture based on opinions - don't equal knowledge facts.
AND, just because you have a large group of uninformed people who all want to believe (that is what faith means) a specific idea or ideology, that doesn't make it a fact or anywhere close to evidence, that only means there is a group of you who sound stupid because you are repeating someone else's propaganda or uniformed opinion.
THIS, is why the Red States politicians and conservative news shows want you ignorant, uneducated, and living desperately struggling on a daily basis, just barely having time to eat and sleep in between work shifts, is because they are all bought and paid for by the people who own the companies and corporations that you work for. Why do you think it is a good idea to leave that up to them. They can only decide based on profit margin, not on humanistic ideals.

Friday, November 7, 2014

My Letter To Another True Believer

I am really saddened by the midterm election results. If I hadn't voted early and taken my time to pick out and vote for the right candidates, help make "get out the vote" phone calls, and rallied around the candidates that I believe in, it wouldn't have bothered me so much, I guess.
Today I received an email from another person who helped fight the good fight and tried to campaign for the sake of educational revival here in this red state (Republicans always cut education spending first because they like having stupid people "under them".) - and progress of any kind in this state, who was a fellow volunteer at the Fred Duval campaign and I am going to delete her name but it went like this:


"...​Hi Steve,


Thank you so much for your time during our final get out the vote weekend! You helped us reach out and ensure more votes. Unfortunately, as you know, we fell short in the end... it was a difficult year across the board.


We appreciate your efforts and hope we'll see you during a future election.


All the best,
(Name Deleted) "
And my reply to her was this:


"...Yes, but to no avail. I am so disappointed in the young people in our country that don't,  for some reason, allow themselves to understand the importance of the midterm elections. We need to reach them through their own form of media. Bill Clinton believes his appearance on MTV had a big effect. Comics and musicians did something called Rock The Vote, I was there. Hardly anyone tries during the midterms. This is the result. 2010 - the opening blast and take over of Libertarians and Tea Party who called themselves conservatives and Republicans. One is a bunch of selfish Ayn Rand fictional story believers and the other is a bunch of lunatic puppets who work, unknowingly for the Koch brothers and Koch Industries to ruin our environment, our democracy, and our economy. I find it hard not to want to give up and run away. We are faced with a nation of stupid and uninformed that are growing in numbers instead of facing reality. Conservative (propaganda) talk and fake news along with the overwhelming amount of ignorance (largely in the Red States) and under educated, uninformed, and angry low information less intelligent seeming individuals are being cultivated by low education and misinformation, coupled with the Religious Wrong who indoctrinate people to believe in fantasy misinformation through the stories of miracles and therefore getting normally rational and intelligent adults to be indoctrinated since youth in the belief of anything they tell them to believe. It has been used as a vehicle for politics for ages and was stepped up during the GW Bush administration reign of ignorance and fear.
Thank You for inviting me to fight the good fight but I am so disillusioned that I just want to run away. I want to find another country where the majority of people don't believe that incarcerating the mentally ill and poor people is the solution to poverty. I want to find another country where wages and the cost of living are commensurate with each other. I want to find another country in which I feel like I belong instead of being a voice in the wilderness that people consider foolish and idealistic because I believe that everyone should be treated equally no matter what and that the wealthy aren't allowed to act like our founding fathers did, only allowing wealthy white land owners to vote and owning slaves. When I look back at when slavery was legal in the United States and realize that the slave "masters" only had to afford housing, clothing, food, and enough medical care to keep the slaves just well enough to work, then, I can see a direct correlation between that and the way illegal immigrants and low wage workers here are treated today. For after all, if you work 2 or 3 jobs (12 to 16 hour days) now, and you can barely afford to survive, then - what is the difference?
Big Money, including campaigning needs to be taken out of the hands of advertising firms that sell us cigarettes and alcohol and everything else that is bad for us. John McCain and Russ Feingold pointed out long ago that even back then, it cost at least 25 million dollar to throw your hat (just to be considered for nomination in the advertising game) in the ring to be even a low level beginner as president. Barrack Obama changed the face of campaigning by asking everyone for 20 dollars instead of asking a handful of billionaires for millions. We believed in change for the better and this is how it ended up, through dark money, stupid sheep followers, and lazy people, especially the younger ones, who don't get out and vote. In my opinion, EVERY AMERICAN should be on a permanent early voters list (mail in ballot), if they are eligible to vote. Diebold voting machines have been hacked since previous to 2000 in GOP favor and we know it ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAyEfovA404 ). My only question now is "When is there going to be some real change?"
Thanks,
Sorry for the ranting,
Steve Walker of Phoenix, AZ

Thursday, October 2, 2014

When Are We Going To Wake The F**k Up?

THE PROBLEM: 
I realize that the national news media is hard to ignore. I know that most people who practice their religions in America want to believe their minister, pastor, priest, rabbi, or spiritual leader in his opinions as if they were factual. So, how do we learn to use critical thinking in these situations and look at these from a different perspective?
Some may be right and some may be wrong, so, we have to stand outside the buzz of all the opinions, and look at the provable facts. There are usually so few among the relative issues that we don't know what to believe in most situations.
Right now there is a non-provable bunch of opinions going on in America about the Secret Service. We are readying to launch into a war (This is based on the opinions of war hawk generals in the Pentagon against another undefinable enemy like the Iraq war and Al Qaeda, which I heard Isis this morning described by some as Qaeda fighters, wtf?) and we are all wondering why a bunch of secret service agents and staff, who were UNDERFUNDED BY the GOP in congress, are having problems maintaining their previous amount of security before the defunding began. 
REALLY?

Is this going to be another BENGHAZI scandal that amounts to human error initiated by lack of money to pay enough help to get the job done? Does that really amount to a serious question?

My reply is, QUIT ACTING LIKE A DOG WHEN A SQUIRREL RUNS BY!
This is a distraction based on human fuckups, that the press is trying to misdirect us with.
1) They are not talking about the fact that the House of Representatives (controlled by the GOP scandal manufacturing department) defunded the Secret Service, the same way they did Embassy Security previous to Benghazi.
2) They are not talking about the fact that the whole Benghazi scandal, like the rest of  the manufactured scandals the GOP keeps coming up with to blame the president, who hasn't done ANYTHING wrong, is being accused of still, by stupid uninformed people who don't read retractions and anything admitting erroneous fictional news coverage of events that never happened.
3) They are NOT covering what we went through that most of the nation realizes was a mistake during the entire Bush administration, based on lies. Look at our lack of coverage of the fact that we were lied into two wars and that some in the underground media (The subcultures always define more of who we are as a nation.) are screaming at them, demanding to know why NO ONE is talking in print or on television or radio or cable news about the fact that the Bush wars were entered into, based on prefabricated non-actionable intelligence, on a lie, actually based on the fact that the U.S., specifically Donald Rumsfeld, brokered the deal to sell Saddam Hussein his chemical weapons and that was what they were trying to cover up before it got leaked, previous to Rumsfeld's resignation for "being ineffective in the position anymore".
4) They are not talking about the fact that lying, deceitful CEOs and other executives, for no reason other than unlimited greed, at Bank of America, Chase Bank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and others have not spent a day in jail after stealing money from our personal banking accounts, rendering most people's retirement accounts wasted and empty, and then after coming to the U.S. Government under the Bush administration TWICE to get the people whose money they stole, replaced,  and then instead paid themselves Golden Parachute bonuses, thinking their actions (should have but didn't) would get them fired, and then have never been held accountable by the Republicans in congress on the finance committee, even though people like Elizabeth Warren made it clear on the news in front of the whole world that the finance committee has NEVER DONE THEIR JOB when it comes to prosecution.
And now the people on the right, to distract from being wrong again, are trying to call the entire thing The Obama Bailouts and The Obama Economy, even though our president has turned it around the best he could, despite their obstruction, and we still don't have the jobs they promised us because they won't sign and agree to the American Jobs Act that would be another feather in the cap of the black man in the White House that they love to hate.

BUT NO, everyone is chasing the squirrel up the tree, just the way Fox News and the rest of the distractors (The GOP in the House of Representatives.) wanted you to while they defunded them.
Are you paying attention to the fact that the Koch brothers are trying to lie their way out of the facts confronting them about their pollution and buying of EPA officials that should get them sued, if not indicted and arrested? NO. Because you are the dog chasing the Secret Service up a the media distraction tree, instead of paying attention to the real issues.

SOLUTIONS: 
1) Quit chasing the secret service distraction that the GOP doesn't want you to look anywhere but at it only, and ask yourself and them, "WTF happened to the funding for the Secret Service?" 
2) Ask questions that are relevant: "Did they steal it to rationalize more tax breaks, like they did Benghazi?"
a) Why are they constantly insisting that we go to war in foreign nations, knowing we can't win and nothing will change? (As if the military industrial complex and the Koch brothers campaign donations weren't enough incentive.) 
b) What is is it they are trying to change in the middle East? (Their religion or their politics because it has nothing to do with free elections, we already found that out when their security forces defected to the popular side in those countries.) 
c) Are we still waging war on Arab/Islamic nations because they don't believe like we do, since that is what the "Crusades" was about and I don't think that has anything to do with freedom, democracy, or anything besides an excuse to take over their oil reserves.

You must remember what these (the one percent) millionaires and billionaires do with tax breaks. Like this illustration says, think about it:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Is America Ready For Another Liar in the White House?

I think the record is clear. The only 2 times that George H.W. Bush told the truth was the night he declared that alcoholism and addiction were diseases, undoing the myth that they had to do with character of the addicted person, AND - when he made the famous quote: "Sarah, if the American people ever find out what we have done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us.”
One son ruined our economy, our national discourse, our faith in government, and pretty much anything he touched, including our faith in anything Republican. He lied to get us into two wars to support his family and friends in the military industrial complex and still thinks it's humorous that we let him get away with it. The humorous part is that so many ignorant and uninformed Americans believe that all of his ills were part of the Obama administration, although they didn't start work in office until 2009, after all those things happened, under the watchful eyes of G.W. Bush. He was elected by the Supreme Court after voter fraud by his brother and the guys who hacked the Florida voting machines failed.
Most of the country quit using Diebold voting machines after the Rove/Bush team got away with hacking them twice, once in 2000 and again in 2004. And the son who was governor of Florida, fighting desperately for his brother to get into the White House, by any means necessary, Jeb Bush. Here are some links explaining what kind of honesty he has:
Jeb Bush Lying:

http://thinkprogress.org/special/2013/03/05/1672941/jeb-bush-disagrees-with-his-own-book-hours-after-its-published/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/jeb-bush-pathway-to-citzenship_n_2810746.html?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=030513&utm_medium=email&utm_content=FeatureTitle&utm_term=Daily+Brief


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/jeb-bush-vatican-embassy_n_4352621.html

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/11/29/jeb-bush-embraces-obama-conspiracy-theory/

Ted Cruz and Ham

We wouldn't buy Ted Cruz and Ham,
Seperately or in a can,

About his reputation he doesn't give a damn,
Delusional he thinks I am,

If he believes that I buy his lies,
He must believe I'm not real wise,

He thinks we are all morons, true,
He believes we care what he wants to do,

He thinks we don't know his only agenda,
Is to obstruct any progress through constant referenda,

His only days in congress should end,
My deepest implorement I wish to send,

To all of you who are voters in Texas,
Recall him before his brain cells form a nexus,

And he figures out like John McCain did,
You can get the job for life - if you act like you're brain dead.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Let's Just Move On

This is in response to the article in "The New Yorker" by Andy Borowitz, entitled, "Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots", which is, unfortunately, quite true, despite the fact that Mr Borowitz, a very funny writer and author, is making light of the situation.  http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/largest-climate-change-march-history-unlikely-convince-idiots?
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) once said, “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
I contend that the time to allow ignorant people to debate the climate change facts (or for that matter, any facts) is long over. There is no greater proof of the quote by Isaac Asimov about the culture of ignorance in the United States than, the supposed debate over climate change. As I have posted that quote repeatedly whenever I am faced with the wilful ignorance of regressives, and it goes,
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' "
The same people who insist that "Critical thinking is against God's will." need to be ignored and we need to move on.
Here is my suggestion:
We need about 4 states to start with - that go completely green energy so the rest of the nation can see how easy it is and then they will eventually follow suit. The American progressives never before have waited for the stupid of our society to understand. We just went ahead and changed and waited for the dinosaurs that call themselves conservatives (but are actually regressives) to eventually stare at the floor, and instead of admitting they were wrong, sheepishly follow along and then, eventually, try to act like it was their idea all along.
Here is what I have done in the past. I acted like they gave me an idea through misquoting something they said, that was similar to the actual truth. I thanked them for their idea and said I would have never thought of it myself. Then I watched and waited as they returned to their usual smug attitude and acted like they were superior, since that is what they think anyway. But, and this is the point I wish to make here, I didn't wait for them to understand, I just acted like I assumed they already did understand, making them have to regroup in order to keep from admitting they were wrong and losing face in their own minds because that is the whole reason that they about new ideas to begin with, because they think they already have all the answers. It isn't their fault, they have been indoctrinated to believe that and therefore lack critical thinking skills, because if you think you already have all the answers, why would you bother to seek for truth in new and unknown avenues in the world?