Can't imagine what religion she is, can you?
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Vignette #5 "The Masks are off"
Berserk man shoots up a Taco Bell because they didn't give him hot sauce.
In news stories like this, if they don't describe the offender, that's usually because he's a minority.
In the former case, I went to the linked story, and found this:
Y'all spent hundreds of years selling, mutilating, raping and beating our bodies and labor but you think money doesn't matter to our freedom and liberation? Cute. Write me a check for this shade because it comes with 400 years of trauma.If that's her picture at the top of the link, why, she doesn't look a day over 200! It's amazing how young people can keep themselves with just a little care!
...it's horseshit. She, personally, has never been sold or mutilated (as far as I know) and she sure as hell hasn't endured any "400 years of trauma".
She says, "You are living off of stolen resources, stolen land, exploited labor, appropriated culture and the murder of our people. Nothing you have is yours." Well, if you wish for me to cease "appropriating" your culture, you'll have to cease appropriating mine. That means you don't get to use:
Computers, antibiotics, televisions, iPhones, planes, trains, automobiles, machine-woven cloth, anything mass-produced, vaccines, most drugs, air conditioning...and on and on.
In fact, doing anything other than living in a mud hut and eking out an existence in a hunter-gatherer economy would be you appropriating white culture. None of the things I listed came from African culture, nor were they invented by black people. The things which have been invented by black Americans are the result of them standing on the immense infrastructure of western civilization.
The idea that white people somehow "owe" other races anything at all is risible, especially considering that most American blacks' ancestors were taken as slaves by other African blacks, and then sold to slave traders.
But this waste of resources goes on to demand:
We need housing, transportation, food, clothes, free space for meetings and work space; we need laptops, cell phones, encrypted systems for communication, solar power and LAND. Stop playing. Y'all really thought pulling up to the protest in your Hyundai was gonna be enough? Nah. You have to give us everything we need and more, because even if it means you go without — it doesn’t matter because that's how we been living for 400+ years.Looking at her, I can see that she is definitely not lacking food. She's clothed (and wearing jewelry).
...I'm going to stop before I get a terminal stomachache. The civil rights movement attained its goals in 1965; since then, it has had its hand out, continuously chanting, "Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme," without end--and the demands get larger every year. It's about time that the supply of free money ended.
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Oh, and my response to the first item on this list is simple: fuck you.
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Palate cleanser: an explanation of the analemma. It's basically a plot of Earth's orbit around the sun.
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Today is the second day of 2019, and I'm hoping for a quiet time of it. So far, no, but we'll see.