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Wednesday, June 10. 2020
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Re: Democrats Propose Replacing All Police With Traveling Bands Of Hippies Singing 'Imagine'
It surprised me to find out that this is a Babylon Bee article but it shouldn't have. It would be more likely that the traveling bands would be Antifa thugs and they wouldn't be singing.
Boycott your own relatives
Yeah, that'll teach 'em. They'll be missing out on
- your unappreciative scarfing of Sunday and holiday dinners
- babysitting your feral children
- tolerating rudeness from your bitchy spouse (partners, friends, claque)
- having their washer and dryer tied up all weekend with your raggedy clothes
- your one-note whining about a country they mooch off of, and
- your perpetual attempts to cadge money
Yeah, that'll teach 'em alright.
NY Times: Boycott Your Own Relatives Until they Get Woke, Donate Money
Just send your ingrate relatives or children the following note:
"I've seen the light and have put all my and your mother's assets in a trust for donation to charitable causes, those you listed among them.
But, since you are not a beneficiary of that trust, you will inherit from us, only $100 and since we have no assets left, we will no longer provide holiday (or any other day) meals and lodging to you, your family or friends.
Feel free to send us an occasional text or e-mail. If you stop by, please limit your visits to 30 minutes and bring your own beverages or snacks, as we can longer provide them to you, since we've given our things away, as you asked.
Why do this ? Because you raised ignorant "progressive" and ungrateful little bastards, that's why!
I think this is a perfect time to turn the tables and present the woke relatives with an ultimatum.
"Either agree that many innocent people should not have suffered damage to life and property - or there's the door."
What It’s Like to Get Doxed for Taking a Bike Ride.
Lesson- keep social media involvement (Twitter, Facebook..) to a minimum.
Yep, I agree with that lesson.
But, also, those involved in his doxxing should be charged with some sort of crime. It would be one thing to report a suspect to the police; it is another to publicly post the address of someone who you THINK is the suspect for every crazy nut job to go after.
Antifa wants to take us back to the 13th century, so why not blockade them with a good old 13th century siege? Cut off their water and electricity and don't allow any food or supplies into their "autonomous zone". That would be fun to watch.
At the very least, they should prevent gasoline tankers from entering into the area. If memory serves, they did so in Chicago in the 60s.
I like these ideas. But will the receipients of this largesse come away with a new understanding of the world, or the same superior, privileged attitude they went in with? Put me down for angry atop the second.
Then we put them back, right?
Re: Black Lives Matter is a Joke
The term "Black Lives Matter" is intended to be an admonishment. It's a statement coming from someone who has moral authority; towards someone who does not. But what's the source of black moral authority? There isn't one. Blacks are stupid, lazy, and dangerous. So they must create the illusion of moral authority; and they do that by making statements which imply that Blacks are good people. The statement "Black Lives Matter" is actually the claim that black people are just as good as white people. But that's not true. Blacks are very bad people. But they can't just come out and claim to be good people, because then the door would open for discussion, and white people would want to talk about black crime, and HIV, and illegitimacy. So blacks circumvent any discussion of black misconduct by asking people to take it as a "given" that black people are good. That's why black lives matter. Just take it as a fact blacks are "good" therefore they must be considered. The State permits no discussion of good and evil, because people don't have the right to make that distinction. They will tell you what's good, and what's evil. According to an idiot by the name of Clendinnen, humans are not moral agents, they simply follow the rules of behaviorism. So blacks can't be held responsible for what they do, anyway. No humans are not intellectually capable of telling right from wrong. The State doesn't want people to believe that anyone is a moral agent. If people are moral agents, then they have the right to control the actions of the government; including the tax-rate. But if people are not moral agents, then they can't be blamed for what they do; and they have to no right to instruct other people. But Avatars are moral agents, because they are connected to a computer, which is also a moral agent. Computers are not human, therefore they can't be evil.
Look at this statement: "If only human beings are moral agents, then only human beings can perform evil actions."
So if only humans agents can be evil, then the best way to eliminate evil, is to eliminate humans as moral agents. Computers can never be evil. The term "Black Lives Matter" is an assertion that humans do not possess moral agency, or the right to self-determination. They should only do what they are told. What the State wants is perfect cooperation from every person in the whole world. And death for those who will not submit.
I always appreciate and often agree with your commentary, Ron. In this case, though, you've fallen for the bait.
Race is only the pretext. BLM is straight-up communist, founded by marxists. Black lives are the human shields they use to further their aims. While this sickens and alarms me, I do to admire the strategy. Well-played, if evil.
It's about overthrowing capitalism and burning down Western civilization. I repeat--race is only the pretext.
We ignore this at our peril.
re Antifa Seizes Seattle PD, Sets Up 'Autonomous Zone' Just Like ISIS and the Paris Commune
Won't happen in Seattle, but they should just shut off the water and electricity and not let anyone in or out . . . and then see how long those spoiled brats like that.
Or. . . .
Send in an assault team equipped with heavy weapons with orders to kill them. I bet commandeering someone else's property wouldn't be so much fun then.
It's never occurred to these myopic thinkers that really bad things could happen to them for this.
Mr president. Please declare 'blm' and antics to be international terrorist organizations.
I find the whole Kente cloth thing rather puzzling - why is this considered an African thing when it's clearly a tribal thing? I mean, is haggis considered a traditional European food or samurai a traditional Asian caste or mukluks traditional American footwear? It seems to me that treating the Masai and the Zulu and the Bantu as if they were all the same is no different than treating Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans all the same or Brazilians, Guatemalans, and Mexicans all the same or French, Swedes and Hungarians all the same. It just seems odd that it's not considered patronizing to treat Africa as if were one single country and Africans as all the same. Do Algerians and Libyans and Egyptians wear Kente cloth? They're all Africans as well, aren't they?