|"Don't worry. Everything is fine."|
An unaltered still from the X-Men cartoon series.
Season 5, episode 13, "Hidden Agendas," originally aired Sept. 13, 1997.
They've even got Tiki Torches and Red Hats.
"Couldn't you get any pitchforks?"The Charlottesville Rally was such a failure that it resulted in the outing of multiple White Supremacists who were identified, and later found themselves fired, disowned by their families, and wound up crying for being called out on their calls to incite violence. It seems that it finally took the radicalization of dissatisfied youths and the unprovoked attack by car and death of a young white girl to finally shock the public out of their contemplacy. But the real hitter was Trump’s hesitation in outright denouncing what should’ve been obvious from the outset, wanting to wait two days to “get all the facts”, when he’s condemned people in less time. (Usually just an hour after meeting them) Trump's great reluctance in condemning the Tiki-Nazis - an action that should've been a no-brainer for anybody with a single lick of common courtesy or political decorum. But as we've seen time and time again, Trump has none of that self control, and his tactic of "Saying it like it is" made him unable to do the right thing, even when it would've helped his image.
"They only sell those at a discount to Immigrants, for some reason."
"They must be aligned with the Devil. That's the only reason I can think of."
Alt-Right reaction to Trump's condemnation:"He probably really doesn't mean it!"But he couldn't even maintain the illusion long enough before he came crawling back into his warm hole of outrage, saying that "Both sides were complicit and to blame" for the violence.
NO, they're not equal! One side called out for the suppression, eradication and removal of races not their own, while the other side wanted to stop such violence from taking place. And the result of the latter was one of the Tiki-Nazis to drive a car unprovoked into a crowd, injuring many, and killing one. In any other situation, a tragedy like this would normally go unnoticed as “Boys being boys”. Instead, the Charlottesville Rally was labeled as Terrorist Incitement, and actually hastened the taking down of Confederate Statues, either by Government or by long-simmering protesters, when they would’ve normally been left alone. Defeating the original intent of the gathering.
"We're Superior! Why should we have to work for it?! Let other unworthy ones out there do the tasks we don't have to soil our dainty hands with!""Then we can complain how they're not doing it right, without ever showing them how it could've been done better!"
If Hillary Clinton had been President, then all this aberrant behaviour would've been decried as being "perfectly normal". But with an unabashed Racist-in-Chief in the White House empowering his base, we can no longer afford to stand back with a jaundiced cynical view, and pretend any of these outdated views are anything but normal.
And then Trump backtracked even further, saying that statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would've been taken down next, since those guys owned slaves too. More false equivalence. The difference being - the former politicians helped found the United States, while the Confederates wanted to tear the country apart. Apologists for the Confederacy say that the war they fought was for land, self-determination, not the right to own slaves. For people who constantly tell Hillary Clinton supporters that "You lost, get over it!" they seem surprisingly reluctant to take their own advice.
“If there are any Nazis or White Supremacists who are "also very fine people," as you say, could you be bothered to NAME them?”It was suggested that the best way to get rid of the Confederate Statues was to tell Trump they’d be replaced with sculptures of himself. They’d all be gone by tomorrow.
"Of Course! There was... George Washington! A Fine Upstanding man who also happened to own slaves. And Thomas Jefferson, who - "
"Any RECENT fine upstanding men?"
"Apart from me, who has never owned slaves or joined any Rallies, I can't think of anybody more upstanding than me. Other than Putin of course."
“Did you just - ”
"Hamilton! And Frederick Douglass!! They probably owned slaves, amirite?"
“I AM THE GREATEST CONFEDERATE GENERAL IN HISTORY! AND DON'T LET ANYBODY FORGET IT!!! General Grant? Looked a lot like me. Lee? We share a remarkable resemblance. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson? They could be mistaken for twins. All photos and statues shall be replaced with my Beautiful Beautiful look for historical posterity, and be surrounded by Beautiful Women. All Tens. No Nines.”
|"This is not what I meant when I said|
I wanted to be surrounded by pretty birds!"
It took this little for the people to finally proclaim that they wouldn’t stand for this any longer. Did this finally get through your thick skulls? Did you finally get it?? Did you finally learn?!? And even this much is still not enough to penetrate some people's mental defenses. Such as Omarosa Manigault who tore up about her Black friends abandoning her once she revealed she supported Trump.
"I used to be able to prove I wasn't Racist by pointing out my Black Friends!"I have to admit my ignorance in this, since I knew practically nothing of this, since US Confederacy is a very different beast from Canadian Confederation. Also in being divorced from overhearing what other people say (especially behind my back), I've never been fraught with this kind of upbringing, so understanding the irrational rationale behind this is all kinds of illuminating.
"'Racist' is the N-word for white people."I've heard it said that the difference between America and Germany's approach to homegrown war crimes is that the Germans were constantly reminded of their history - the atrocities their people did before they were born, outright slaughtering Jews & other races, while the rest of the population looked the other way because they were scared - and the Americans weren’t. Americans were never forced to face up to the harsh treatment they endowed upon their slaves, looking at the scarred backside of an indentured servant who displeased their masters over slights real or imagined. Instead, they were spoon-fed a false history where they were cheated out of clear victory without ever having those facts challenged or verified. Usually in museums that offered a hyped up war with a slanted view of the past. And once you have those views challenged, the immediate reaction to the threat against their fragile well-being, they respond back the only way they know how - with threats and violence.
Which isn't easy, considering how Racist acts tend to be rewarded more than punished. Movies such as The Lone Ranger, Ghost in the Shell and Gods of Egypt, which normally would have had visible minorities in these roles, but were replaced by White actors in an unashamed way of White-washing. Even when it's been consistently shown that minorities are a big draw for those crowds representing them, and when appropriating stories that include them. There are more than enough Black Slaves and Black Hood stories done that it becomes uncomfortable in itself. How about having one about a Black Man tasked with Saving the World instead of some White dude? Already, there are people complaining about upcoming Marvel movie, Black Panther, because it meant there would only be Thirty-Six Movies about Heoric White Saviors instead of Thirty-Seven. You've already got all those other Action movies. Let them have their day in the sun.
|A totally unidentifiable unrelatable improbable main character.|
"This was Trump's Worst Week."
Postdated from Last Week.
“It envisions an alternate history where newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery, and with that land, the freedom to shape their own destiny. The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with its looming ‘Big Neighbor,’ both ally and foe, the United States. The past 150 years have been witness to military incursions, assassinations, regime change, coups, etc. Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline. Inexorably tied together, the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance.”Chances are the general reaction from surrounding States would be something like when whole Black towns were wiped off the map and their history erased. Ironically and fittingly enough, in Charlottesville of all places. For those who’d want to see what a Black civilization that’s not under threat of being dominated or overruled by Whites, check out Aya of Yop City. It features a wide array of differently shaded people on the Ivory Coast in a Soap Opera Setting.
All of this is just a longwinded way of getting to what I really wanted to show - a brief 4chan board post on their Political Forum. 4chan usually indulges in Unpolitically Correct memes, and one of these was Make Slave Master Journal Entries in the style of recent twitter summaries. I've taken the liberty of taking some of the funniest comments and softening some of the more hateful language, but otherwise, the message remains on point. For anyone who's culturally sensitive, feel free to skip this section. For those who want to skirt the boundaries of humour and good taste, feel free to take the plunge.
Chances are, this is pretty close to what Confederation would be like: