Peddling Hostility is not a Viable Business Model

 

This matter should be reported to the Police as a specific threat.

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When asked the simple question as to how does one set about losing a lucrative media contract in a fight with a high school student, all that’s available for an answer is to stick a thumb in the mouth and say (as whiny as possible) “Because…..”

For a preschooler it might be cute and squeeze a bit of sympathy from a parent. The same behaviour from an adult, by age only, looks stupid and is stupid.

Nothing about Parkland High School student, David Hogg, suggested animus to Laura Ingram of The Ingraham Angle. The same is true as to Jamie Allman, of the The Allman Report. The repugnant imagery of what Allman said he wanted to do to his 19 year old, fellow citizen sent panicked advertiser to the exit, lest they be tainted with Allman’s perverse, expressed relish, to inflict anal punishment tortures the dark ages, cruelly imaginative as they were, did not, maybe could not conceive.

But what’s new? Rush Limbaugh also broadcast his imaginings of bending over, holding his ankles in addition to multiple salaciousness he wanted of feminist.

Maybe it’s a screening for entry to the conservative GOP or simple musings of repressed sexual yearnings. I don’t know and have no desire to go exploring such dank places to find the problem. Nothing good lurks down there.

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On Donald Trump’s Head and CNN Coldfeet

Allow me the space to state unequivocally, that I love Kathy Griffin as a comedian and a person. If one happens to be offended by her style and language, remember that no one is compelled to patronise her show.

A few days ago she displayed an effigy of President Donald Trump, a political figure. A notorious public figure. Kathy chose to use a representation of Trump’s bloody, severed head and America howled its hypocritical horror.  Was it the fake blood?

The selective outrage so terrified a pusillanimous CNN, that Kathy was fired before she could even finish her apology. Most of her fans caved even before they gave thought to the fact that she did nothing wrong, ethically or legally.  That many thought her act exhibited poor taste is a matter of ever flipping opinions, depending on the person, not the issue. That Trump’s child may have been traumatised is certainly not a reason to condemn her act. He’s his child, supervise him and manage his bedtime.

But this is where the selective outrage is itself the outrage. Was his child not traumatised when President Obama was lynched in effigy so many times that his children might have thought that a bad movie replayed. Hell, the very day after Obama’s first election, I walked in to my offices and found Obama depicted as comic character Steve Urkel, lynched from a doorknob. I disposed of it and never said a word. Not even to the known perpetrator.

I’m still waiting for the strict constitutionalists to breathe a whisper of free speech in Kathy’s defence. No word from known sources about artistic freedom and “pushing the envelope”. None! Shocked I was when her friend, Anderson Cooper felt an obligation to denounce the act. Why? Effigies are made to be destroyed, especially in political dissent.

So, I’ll conclude with this message to CNN in particular. Borrow a spine and stop appeasing clamorous crowds who yell, “Give us Barabbas.” Uphold principles, not who shouts loudest. Make your stand, even when it’s not popular. You were wrong to fire Kathy Griffin and I hope with all my heart that she sues you.

By Leyland King

June 1, 2017

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Dictators Don’t Announce That They Are Dictators

Dictators don’t announce that they are dictators

Someone once said that dictators are usually invited by citizens, and like boorish, wearisome guests, they will not leave peacefully. The eviction almost never ends well.

Dictators are encouraged by weak, ambitious people who crave associations with power. They become a part of the centralized autocracies. Their loyalty to dictators supersedes knowledge and integrity. Fear becomes management.

Everything about a dictatorship is present in America today. Trump is a dictator. An overbearing, churlish, poorly educated individual still on training wheels, but nourished to excess he is rapidly growing in strength. How could this have happened? Who is responsible?

Sorry to say it, but you are. You Citizen Voter, and unlike demands for regime change and defense of democracy in the East, there is no other country capable and willing to root out Trump once he has been sufficiently metastasized.

How could this have happened, one asks. Try this: there is no American voter who has been raised outside of a bi-cameral system of government, compounded by no term limits, gerrymandering, and lifetime judicial appointments. I think that voters who continue “either-or” polemical discussions, tolerate “what-about-when” , morality, black or white, racialized and ethnocentricized actions bear much of the blame.

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Would you not wish that this was a mistake, or that such evil was perpetrated by a deranged judge, who escaped from the Middle Ages?. Much more, wouldn’t you be outraged at the injustice that many of us refuse to see perched on benches, pretending respectability as judges all across America. But in addition to all my troubles, why do I see this happening, so far exclusively, to Black women and Latinas?

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Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, There Was a Man Nicknamed Baghdad Bob

Sarah Huckabee-Sanders there was a man nicknamed Baghdad Bob

Sarah, why and from where we heard that adapted quote before? Seems so familiar.

Oh, yes, it was a bit like this: peace will come when the Arabs love their children more than they hate us (Israel).
You do realise, I assume, that the context in which you paraphrased what had been said and now used, is jarring and out of place. If you didn’t know, you should have, because you represent the White House.

If you did know and thought it apt, then America is deeper in political hell than I thought.

We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”

― Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir, (1896-1978)

African-Americans do Not Need Trump’s Permission to Protest

African-Americans do Not Need Trump’s Permission to Protest

bluegadfly.com The one who feeds you, controls you.

True today as it’s always been.

I do understand that the players have to make a living and that they have contracts to honour. I just wonder, sometimes about the attorneys who represent them at the signing of these contracts and whether they know what rights given away?

But, let’s look at the fans. The fans who are enthralled with this or that player or team; the hundreds of thousands of people who make a living off the earnings of the athletes and the benefits to cities and the nation though tax revenues and so much more. All because of the players -not the owners.

I guess fans associate with the athlete, the image, not the man. Nope! Never with the Black human form.

Now, for those co-opted, who are wilfully confused; those who pretend not to have to decide: it’s about police brutality, police impunity to murder Black people in America and a criminal justice industry focused on our destruction through stultification.

If there is any doubt in your heart, two nights ago Trump, who has been on a dehumanising rant, finally spoke what’s in his malevolent, tiny, undeveloped mind. He said that if they won’t stand proudly for the national anthem, then they must get ouof the America. It can’t get clearer than that.

Well, Donald, piss on yourself, because we aren’t going anywhere. Even if Ben Carson, Mia Love, Kanye and others say pretty please.

We are here! We are aware! We are resolute!