You know it has just occurred to me that we’re so post-racial that a former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan recently attacked a couple Jewish centers in Kansas and killed three Christians. Imagine that, folks; not one single Jew was killed. I don’t know whether this is progress or some form of retribution (or payback) for the slaughter of Muslims by Christians during the Crusades in the old world. But, either way, you gotta admit that, well, the outcome of this one was a bit different.
But hell, they say the road to hell is paved with bibles and people with good intentions , so go figire.
Speaking of which…
There’s something funny about a white man with a bunch of cattle in Nevada screaming Manifest Destiny and “FUCK THE POLICE!” who is compared to Rosa Parks. Even funnier is that this is done while being shielded by white women while n defiance of law enforcement after breaking laws. Now I could be wrong, but somewhere right now Sitting Bull is laughing and saying, “Cracker, please!” Once again, is this yet another sign of our post-racial progress?
Or, is it just another example of a white man in America flexing his God-given white privilege?
Well, judging by some of the comments left by racist right-wing supporters of Clivern Bundy on a earlier post, I’d have to say that Clivern Bundy is the epitome of white privilege. I’m sure said privilege is exhibited elsewhere in the world in many ways. However, where else but America can a white man do what amounts to a dine and dash and have other white men with guns defend him? I could be wrong, but isn’t this what law enforcement would call an obstruction of justice?
But yet they call themselves patriots who were acting in the interest of freedom from an obviously oppressive government ran by Barack Obama — yes, a black guy. Which is really funny because when it comes to the immigration debate, these same patriots will tell you, “We’re a nation of laws!” and that all “illegals” should be deported. But yet, they run their trigger-happy weekend-warrior redneck asses to Nevada to aid and abet a man who continues to defy laws while making a buck.
And it isn’t like they don’t know Bundy’s position when it comes to the government. “I abide by almost zero federal laws,” said Bundy in a recent interview. Bundy also believes by virtue of his Mormon ancestry, he has a right to the land and profit from it just like his ancestors once did.
I find this also hilarious because I had no fucking idea that John Smith — the founder of the Mormon religion — was a Native American. Last time I checked, John Smith and the rest of the LDS faithful were descendants of the very white men who not-so-casually kicked the indigenous people of North America off of their land. But yet Bundy feels entitled to steal from the government, right?
Yep, see how that white privilege thing works?
Meanwhile, there are thousands of black farmers in America who were discriminated against when it came to federal loans still waiting to be compensated the Pigford I & II settlement.
In case you didn’t know, white supremacy has worked much to the advantage of every single white person left in this country. Okay, so you’re white and you were not alive during slavery.
Big fucking whoop!
The truth is, by design, as whiteness would have it, people of color were — in particular, black folks — were the engine of this country’s economy. Hell, they even fought a war over this fact.
Which ironically, the first militias in America were for the most part based near and around plantations upon which slaves toiled. Why? Because their function was to quell the many slave revolts and uprisings American history fails to mention. Yep, they were a tool of oppression used by the few wealthy white men around at the time. And the funny thing about that, is that they were considered poor white trash or the “niggers” of the white race just like the ass-wipe who killed those Christians in Kansas a couple of weeks ago. But hey, don’t tell them such truths as they do the Lord’s work in America.
This from Thom Hartman:
The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says “State” instead of “Country” (the Framers knew the difference – see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia’s vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too.
In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the “slave patrols,” and they were regulated by the states.
In Georgia, for example, a generation before the American Revolution, laws were passed in 1755 and 1757 that required all plantation owners or their male white employees to be members of the Georgia Militia, and for those armed militia members to make monthly inspections of the quarters of all slaves in the state. The law defined which counties had which armed militias and even required armed militia members to keep a keen eye out for slaves who may be planning uprisings.
As Dr. Carl T. Bogus wrote for the University of California Law Review in 1998, “The Georgia statutes required patrols, under the direction of commissioned militia officers, to examine every plantation each month and authorized them to search ‘all Negro Houses for offensive Weapons and Ammunition’ and to apprehend and give twenty lashes to any slave found outside plantation grounds.”
Yep, they were dirt poor, but yet they imagined by doing the wealthy white man’s dirty work, through osmosis or however that privilege thing works, they too would become rich. This is what I see when I listen to the many right-wing supporters and conservative media talking-heads rallying around Clivern Bundy. They’re all a bunch of po’ white trash if you ask me.
And, the only reason any of them support Clivern Bundy is because Obama is black.
Lord knows you can’t have a black guy just show up and enforce laws broken by a white man.
Yep, not when it’s his America.