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by ADC14

Our Newest Minority Group…White Folks!

4:23 pm in Uncategorized by ADC14

Lillian Gish

This would be funny if it weren’t so hateful and ridiculously stupid.  My partner (who is white) received the following e-mail from a longtime family friend living in Texas.

This was written by a female friend and says it all:

I am up, still in disbelief after going to sleep early.  I woke up as the acceptance speech was being made and was not really that surprised. It was clear to me from the beginning of the night what was ahead.  I will rethink watching so much Fox News now because it gives me a false sense of living in a country that still has a value system.

What I have decided is that I am still trying to live in the America that existed when I was a girl, where the majority of Amercans (sic) were hard working, white Americans and descendants of the Greatest Generation. We have always had minorities but they also originally came to America looking for opportunity for which they were willing to work hard to achieve. There was still an Amercan (sic) dream and the first President I can remember told us to “ask not what your country can do for you, but what YOU can do for your country.”  I didn’t really understand that statement fully till the last four years, but it is very clear to me now. The other and most important thing is, we were a Nation who not only included all races, but could still include God…that is no longer the case.

Bill O’Reilly said it best last night.  White Americans are now the minority because of the birth decline among us.  After all, can anyone really afford to have more than two children when you are middle class and the economic burden is on your shoulders with no help from the government that you dont (sic) have to pay back….we get nothing for free and were not raised to expect such…Yes my children had a few govt school loans (a very small amount) and every dime had to be paid back.

To go on further with what Bill O’Reilly said, the white Americans have declined, the minority population has risen and we now have a majority of people who ask “what can the country do for me?”.  They want more stuff and they want it given to them.

This is still America but it has changed and after this election I believe we turned a corner and will never go back.  If the majority of the population could not see it after these 4 years, this Nation has shown that we are now are a Nation with a majority of takers.  The free fall began 4 years ago and buckle your seat belts because we are doing nothing but picking up speed now.

I am a minority in Amerca (sic) and my voice is no longer heard.

Well, my word! How could this colored girl have lived fifty-six years in America and never notice that white people were a downtrodden minority?  Well, maybe, because they AREN’T!

This e-mail is so full of utter bullshit it, I could fertilize my garden with it for the next century.  All the usual myths are in place: only white people are hardworking (no doubt Texas slaves were sitting on their rather large and shapely buttocks sipping mint juleps while the white folks picked the cotton), nonwhites are all shiftless, baby-making  hand-out seeking, America destroying a-holes, God is dead because a black man ascended to the White House, all the really bad stuff started when…you guessed it, a black man was elected to the White House, the Social Security collecting”Greatest Generation” (how I absolutely hate this term. This “great” generation is largely responsible for the mess we are in) would rather take an awl to the eye than accept charity, America has lost it’s value system because “gasp” people are demanding a living wage, safer working  conditions, affordable healthcare, a robust safety net, equal rights, and a stop to the plundering of the working class by Wall Street and its cohorts, the TBTF banks.

Still,  this poor woman feels her calls for a return to the 1940′s have been all but drowned out in a tide of sweaty, dark  people who wrested the reins of power from whites through sheer fecundity.  Oh, wait, that hasn’t happened! Whites still control all the levers of economic power and governmental policy making. They constitute roughly 70% of the total population.  Phew! Her nightmare is over, for now

Well, she did get one thing right: Fox News gave her a false sense, if she had any to start with.  Perhaps, she should consider doing something radically different with her time besides penning racist screeds to her friends.  A trip to the library would be a good start. Check the history section.

And, by the way, would you REALLY vote for John F Kennedy, the man you were so fond of quoting,  if he were running for president today?

Not in a Texan minute. Thought so.

by ADC14

A Modest Proposal (With Apologies to Jonathan Swift) or Let Them Eat Us

11:05 am in Uncategorized by ADC14

Jonathan SWIFT  (1667-1745) - Anglo-Irish Writer, Satirist

It is a melancholy object to those who travel through the United States, when they see the streets, the roads, the doorways crowded with the unemployed and homeless. These souls, instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in strolling to beg for unemployment compensation or leave their dear native country to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq.

I think it is agreed by both political parties that the prodigious number of unemployed and homeless is, in the present recession battered United States, a very great additional grievance to our bottom line and, therefore, whoever can find a fair, cheap, and easy method of making these people paying members of society, would deserve so well of the plutocrats to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

As to my part, having turned my thoughts upon this important subject many times while drawing substantial compensation from government bail outs and tax cuts, let me offer this modest proposal.

I have been assured by a very knowing acquaintance at Fox News, that a healthy, unemployed person is a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked or broiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or Texas barbecue. The number of people in this country being reckoned at approximately 300 million, of these I calculate there to be about 35 million who are unable to produce capital. For we can neither employ them in factories (which no longer exist) or agriculture (the land and water poisoned by Monsanto et al.) or in the building of houses ( alas, our housing sector has been decimated) . I am assured by the Chamber of Commerce that the unemployed and homeless are no salable commodity and will not yield above 5 dollars on the exchange, which cannot turn to account to the country, the tremendous cost of keeping them in food and shelter. With this proposal, those 35 million shall on the contrary contribute to the feeding, and partly to the clothing, of many millions.

The unemployed/homeless person will make four dishes at an entertainment for friends; and when the family dines alone, the fore or hindquarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper and salt will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in winter. I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for the affluent, who having already destroyed the environment, seem to have the best title to these miserable creatures. Those who are more thrifty (as I must confess the times require) may flay the carcass; the skin of which artificially dressed will make admirable camouflage clothing for the sporting inclined.

I have already computed the charge of keeping these people alive and I believe no gentleman would repine to give 20 dollars for the carcass of a good fat welfare parasite, which, as I have said will make four dishes of excellent nutritive meat when he hath only some particular friend or his own family to dine with him.

Some persons of a desponding spirit are in great concern about that vast number of poor people, who are aged, physically disabled, or mentally ill, and I have been desired to employ my thoughts what course may be taken to ease the nation of so grievous an encumbrance to our Judeo-Christian society. I am not in the least pain upon that matter, because it is very well known that they are every day dying and rotting by cold and famine, and denial of healthcare, as fast as can be reasonably expected. However, the death rate can be increased at least fivefold through suspension of heating grants (for those residing in more northerly climes) and extensive cuts in Social Security. Great numbers will no doubt succumb to multiple deprivations, thus relieving society of maintaining their worthless lives through costly social programs.

As to the young newly graduated from college, they are now in as hopeful a condition; they cannot get jobs, and consequently pine away for want of nourishment and redress from burdensome student loans, to a degree that if at any time they are accidentally hired to work, they have no strength to perform it; and thus the country and themselves are happily delivered from the evils to come.

I can think of no one objection, that will possibly be raised against this proposal, unless it should be urged, that the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the United States. This I freely own, and ’twas indeed one principal design in offering it to the world. This would be in the best interest of this great nation, as America should only be for those who can afford to live in Manhattan. Therefore let no one talk to me of other possible expedients: of raising taxes on the wealthy, of regulating rapacious financial institutions, of increasing manufacturing in our land, securing Medicare for all, rebuilding our nation’s  infrastructure, of being a little cautious not to sell our country and consciences for nothing, or of teaching our mortgage lenders to have at least one degree of mercy toward their clients. Lastly, of putting a spirit of honesty and accountability in our corporations, who, if a resolution could now be taken to buy only our native goods, would immediately unite to cheat and exact upon us in the price, the measure and the goodness, nor could ever yet be bought to make one fair proposal of just dealing, though often and earnestly invited to it.

Therefore I repeat, let no politician talk to me of these and the like expedients, till he/she hath the balls to attempt to put them into practice.

Jamie Dimon