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"Hopes and prayers."

Get ready, folks. You're gonna hear this tired and oft-used phrase many times in coming days. Some idiot in Texas just allegedly murdered 14 grade school children and a teacher in Uvalde, Texas,


This is an elementary school. And I guarantee the dummies on the Right Wing of politics will defend the ownership of guns. Some of those folks will also be in this discussion group. 

The suspect, a student at a high school in the same Texas town, allegedly shot his grandmother to death before the school shooting. 

Again, I will not post a link since this an evolving news story and I am certain that whole bunch of more before we reach the end of the week. 

These mass shootings will never end until the country rises up to confront these crazy and psycho gun-loving Republicans and their sick apologists.


 

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Another mass shooting for the 2nd time in as many weeks.

 

An 18-year-old who cannot buy a pack of cigarettes is allowed to purchase an assault rifle legally. Ridiculous. 

 

An AR-15 is not required for deer hunting. It is made specifically to kill people. But, gun lobbyists are a powerful group.

 

Let's see if this latest string of tragedies forces a change in position on assault weapons. 😎

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It would be nice, but these Republicans are intransigent on this issue. They truly do not care about the deaths of innocents.

What are we up to now? Nineteen dead young school children and two of their teachers? Not including the alleged shooter's grandmother. 

I'm not counting the alleged shooter.

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I ask the question of gun control rhetorically.  There is a reason assault weapons are easily accessible.  The US is the most heavily armed country on the planet. 😎

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They talk about gun control whenever there is a mass shooting. 

 

The folks who could do something about guns in America choose to plug their ears and roll their eyes until the dust settles from the latest mass shooting.

 

Yet, nobody seems to be asking the real question of "why" Americans are so heavily armed.   

 

The majority of the population isn't hunting to survive.  Most meat being consumed by Americans is slaughtered in a factory.

 

Besides, there wouldn't be much left of an animal if it were hunted with an AR-15.  That weapon is designed specifically to kill people. 😎

 

 

 

 

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Here in the south people say things like “i need to protect my family.” This is despite the fact that there are few instances where someone successfully thwarts a home invader by killing then before they are killed. It is far more likely a kid in the home will use a that gun to accidentally kill themselves or someone else.

 

 Many believe there is a pending race war violent over throw off the government and are arming themselves in preparation. 
 

given the “news” being fed on Fox News, and amplified on social media it is completely understandable why people feel this way.

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17 minutes ago, Troy said:

 Many believe there is a pending race war violent over throw off the government and are arming themselves in preparation. 

That's it.  Considering the foundation on which this country was built, it's probably hard not to be paranoid especially if one believes there is any truth to "the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children". 😎

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“No matter what they say or how they make you feel, remember, this is your country, too,” Dave Chappelle tells his audience. “It is incumbent upon us to save our country. And you know what we have to do.” Then comes the twist: “Every able-bodied African-American must register for a legal firearm. That’s the only way they’ll change the law.

 

This would solve two problems.

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You can purchase a legal firearm provided one has the funds and one is legally permitted to do so. Because contrary to the bleats of some, Black people cannot do just anything they want in this country.

But that is NOT the issue in this latest school shooting. 

The question is who is to blame and why are they okay with this? Well, guess what? The French have an answer.

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/opinion/article/2022/05/25/texas-shooting-america-is-killing-itself-as-the-republican-party-looks-the-other-way_5984629_23.html

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Instead of dealing with the issue of gun control and mental health issues, they are 2nd guessing and critiquing the law enforcement response time to the active shooter situation.   They need to focus on fixing that which is broken. 😎

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The reason why the police response time has become a huge issue because it highlights what cops do after most newsworthy shootings: Which is lie their azzes off. 

The local police around Uvalde, Texas, responded quickly.

But they pooped their pants as soon as they realized that more bullets could come whizzing at them if they tried to enter Robb Elementary School. Which is why I have long contended that many police enjoy sporting nicely dry cleaned uniforms and shiny badges, but cannot stand doing real police work.

They'd rather shoot unarmed people, toss teenage girls to the ground or as a bonus, break the hips, legs or arms of confused elderly who don't understand their commands. They enjoy acting tough and authoritative when pulling a gun and terrorizing a mother and her children. That, they love to do. But most will shy away from confronting someone who is armed and unafraid of their crisp, clean uniforms and shiny badges.

Unless a suspect suddenly appears in front of them and they have little choice.

So, as soon cops in Uvalde knew bullets were headed their way, they retreated. Or in the words of the clown who stood at the news media's microphones the next day, "we moved back." And stayed there. They had numbers, they had guns. They knew where the suspected gunman was. They knew what he was doing. But they stayed put. Yeah, real brave. 

They even handcuffed a frantic mother who demanded the cops rush the shooter. She later got away and rescued her two children from the school. This is why the focus is now on the length of the police response. The alleged mass shooter is dead.

No one has to hear from him ever again. But the families and friends of the White Supremacist nutcase in Buffalo who is accused of opening fire in a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket will have to relive their loved ones' deaths every time his lawyers and defenders advocate for him.

Pro-gun supporters will never focus on the real issue: Assault rifles and related weapons. There's too much money and too much political hay that can be realized from keeping this a controversy.

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On 5/28/2022 at 9:56 AM, Stefan said:

The local police around Uvalde, Texas, responded quickly.

But they pooped their pants as soon as they realized that more bullets could come whizzing at them if they tried to enter Robb Elementary School.

 

Which is why I have long contended that many police enjoy sporting nicely dry cleaned uniforms and shiny badges, but cannot stand doing real police work.

So, as soon cops in Uvalde knew bullets were headed their way, they retreated.

This is especially true in *Mayberry* towns where the police are nothing more than glorified security guards. They never expected to come under heavy fire and/or do any real police work. 

 

However, there's no shortage of police officers i.e. race soldiers in the US who would have stormed that school and shot up the place.

 

I believe in the aftermath of the latest school shooting, that police force will be overhauled and/or reinforced with trained killers (race soldiers).

 

Despite the fact that Uvalde, TX will never experience another massacre. But, it's more than enough reason for white supremacists to insure that more race soldiers are in every city, town and hamlet of the US.😎

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On 5/26/2022 at 1:17 PM, Troy said:

 

 

 Many believe there is a pending race war violent over throw off the government and are arming themselves in preparation. 
 

given the “news” being fed on Fox News, and amplified on social media it is completely understandable why people feel this way.



Kind of an interesting statement, Troy.

Since you appeared to be opposed to my view that White Supremacy never disappeared and that this thought process seems to be infecting more and more individuals. 

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On 5/26/2022 at 10:17 AM, Troy said:

 

 

 Many believe there is a pending race war violent over throw off the government and are arming themselves in preparation. 
 

given the “news” being fed on Fox News, and amplified on social media it is completely understandable why people feel this way.


Don't believe that crap for a second.

The same bastards COMPLAINING about "the government" are PART OF that same government.

When they complain about "the goverment" they are really complaining about the Black folks and other people of color working inside of it.
They don't like the fact that in the United States today you have so many non-White people in positions of authority like mayors, police officers, and especially in Congress.

If you look back in history when "the government" was populated by nothing but White men....there were no complaints about it.  It was magnificent in their opinion.
All of this complaint about "the government" has gone too far and his being oppressive comes from racist White men who only want to see THEMSELVES in power.

Like Daddy Love said in Do The Right Thing: And that's the TRUTH...RUTH.

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@Pioneer1, you've come back batting a thousand.😀

 

All complaints from white people stem from their resentment of non-white having access to any semblance of welfare, privilege or power.

 

The funniest thing is that poor white folks are perfectly fine with their station in life as long as they feel superior to and non-threatened by non-white folks.😎

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I actually DO believe there is a sub-set of White Supremacists and Christian Supremacists and transplants from Europe, India, Australia and elsewhere who hope that there is a Race War in the U.S. in the near future.

This is different from those who are actually PREPARING for one or those folks, (like the alleged Buffalo, N.Y., mass shooter), who hope to provoke one. Their thinking is similar, but differs in that the preparers are taking action. 

One cannot peruse just one news forum. Just as one cannot count on one source of breaking national or world news. Not if one wants to stay well-informed. You actually have to be reading screeds, blogs and opinion pieces from several to understand what Black people are truly up against. 

I don't bother complaining about "The Government." Certain elected officials? Of course!

And much of the Race Hatred, Dismissal of Humanity of People of Color and magnification of Black People's supposed misdeeds comes from one side of the political aisle. And that's the Right Wingers in the GOP.

Where the Racist Hate Groups are

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2 hours ago, Stefan said:

One cannot peruse just one news forum. Just as one cannot count on one source of breaking national or world news. Not if one wants to stay well-informed. You actually have to be reading screeds, blogs and opinion pieces from several to understand what Black people are truly up against. 

Agreed.  In order to be well informed, it's worth reading and watching *news* from all sides (left, right, center, foreign, etc.).   

 

Gathering information (knowledge) is the only way non-white folks can begin to have a clue about what racism white supremacy is and how it works.

 

There is an adage that the best way to hide information from people is putting it in a book i.e. writing it down.  Well, that's still true today. 

 

A lot of people refuse to read/watch and/or think for themselves.  Instead, they rely on their upbringing, environment and a healthy dose of BS coming from whichever side of the media they favor* in order to from their opinions.

 

That's why white folks appear to be divided in their ideologies regarding it but they're not confused and they're totally on the same page when it comes to the maintenance of racism white supremacy. 😎

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The USA has 50 states, each state gets two senators and every state has at least one house member. OF those 50 states I doubt the majority in all or most support more gun access limitations. Sequentially, no law is passed in Congress. 

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And we have another!

Four people are reported dead after a shooting at the Natalie Building which is part of St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. The gunman, reportedly a Black man, killed himself. He was armed with a rifle and a pistol, according to ABC News.

Police said both weapons had been fired. 

The Governor of Oklahoma has already declared this a Hate Crime. But apparently what happened in the Greenwood section of Tulsa 101 years ago was not. 

With multiple people, including employees and visitors reportedly injured, the death toll from this latest shooting might rise, news reports said.

 

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Prof D

 


The funniest thing is that poor white folks are perfectly fine with their station in life as long as they feel superior to and non-threatened by non-white folks.

 

Word!
I've repeatedly said that poor White folks tend to be just as if not more racist than the rich ones.
They don't mind being poor, as long as they can contribute and play their role as "over seer" inside the system of racism.

 

 

 

 

Stefan

 

There are some Whites....usually the more ignorant and un-educated ones...who strongly desire a "Race War" in this nation because they THINK that it will be the "Final Solution" to getting rid of those they don't desire.

 

The WISE Caucasians (Refined Racists) who really run this nation and the world KNOW BETTER!
They are wise enough to know that if there truly WAS an all out war Black folks stand a VERY good chance of winning for a number of reasons.

One of which is this........

 

The main tool of racism isn't weapons, but DECEPTION.
Tricking Black folks into thinking everything is alright while they're poisoning the air, food, medicine, using deception in the media, ect...
If they were to launch anall out war against Black folks, the mask will be taken off and we'd see them for how racist and evil they truly are and not only would we fight back but offer a GENUINE RESISTANCE.  
Wise people know that when there's chaos ANYBODY is liable to come out the winner.

 

Naw...the smartest ones would rather keep things the way they are and keep most of our people ignorant and docile.

Full of liquor and legalized dope.

Asleep.
 

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"HmmmmMMmmmmm....

A bottle of Hennessy and some chili and cheese fries.  Yummmm..."

 

 

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13 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

The WISE Caucasians (Refined Racists) who really run this nation and the world KNOW BETTER!

This a very important distinction to make.  The refined racists use their ignorant white brethren as overseers, prostitutes and race soldiers.

 

Beyond liquor and legalized dope, many black folks have been anesthetized into a  false sense of inclusion and security. 

 

The refined racists use *status*, jobs, money and material things to 1) make incarceration more comfortable and 2) put down resistance.   

 

Yesterday, the POTUS gave an impassioned speech on gun control.  He made a few *feel good* statements fully well knowing there will NEVER be legislation to reshape the 2nd amendment.

 

No amount of mass shootings will force white folks to stop buying assault weapons.  In fact, the violence in America reinforces white folks' *right* to bear arms.  They have to be able to *protect* themselves. That is code for being prepared for a race war.

 

That's also why it's extremely important to understand that political parties in America are two sides of the same coin.  Neither party has ANY desire to undermine the system of racism.😎

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ProfD

I was looking to add something to your commentary but as often is the case, you seem to have covered it...lol.
Nothing to do but agree.

What gets me is that so many Black folks are FINALLY waking up to the fact that both the Republicans and Democrats are two wings on the same dirty bird and are now pushing a "don't vote" campaign to force these politicians to take us and our concerns seriously and not just for granted.
But I think that's the wrong approach.....

Instead of attempting to "punish" the current White political establishment for not taking the Black vote seriously enough, we need to run our own candidates from the grass roots with our own agenda.
Why bother sending some racist congressman a message when you can just end YOUR OWN woman or man to Washington with a clear agenda that benefits those who voted for them?

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1 hour ago, Pioneer1 said:

..."don't vote" campaign to foInstead of attempting to "punish" the current White political establishment for not taking the Black vote seriously enough, we need to run our own candidates from the grass roots with our own agenda.

Agreed. We need raise and groom more folks like a Stacey Abrams and back them. It takes a LOT of money to toss a hat into the political ring. 😎

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ProfD

I like Stacy Abrams.
Very intelligent sista with a lot of good ideas.


My issue with her was how easily she conceded the election for the Governor of Georgia to Kemp when it was so obvious that Kempt cheated and that there was massive voter suppression going on down there.  We need more than JUST smart politicians in office with good ideas, we need FIGHTERS.
Infact, that was one of my issues with Barack Obama.
He was smart and charismatic, but he wasn't a fighter and didn't fight the racist politicians to push a more Pro-Black agenda
Perhaps he didn't care, not sure.

Have you heard of a brother by the name of Gregg Marcel Dixon running for office down in South Carolina???

 

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@Pioneer1, while some believe it is turning purple, beyond Atlanta, Georgia is still a very white state.  Voter Suppression is their power play. 

 

IMO, Stacey Abrams is putting up a helluva fight considering the strength of her opponent.  It's going to take a lot more resources and effort to correct the ills of her home state. 

 

NF Jr. provided the best commentary on POTUS Barack Obama.  The Democrats *selected* him and used his intelligence and charisma to further the party agenda. There was no way those white folks were going to allow him to use their money to champion a pro-Black agenda.  That's not how politics work.

 

I have heard of brotha Gregg Marcel Dixon.  He's running to unseat James Clyburn who happens to be one of the key folks in galvanizing  the black vote to secure the POTUS nomination for Joe Biden.  

 

Brotha Dixon has the right amount of passion and energy to put up a fight.  If he's able to beat Clyburn which is an uphill battle, I think he'll end up in a position similar to Rep. Cori Bush (MO).

 

Folks like Abrams, Dixon and Bush have their hearts and minds in  the right place politically.  But, black folks need to provide them with a solid agenda from which to work.  😎

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@Pioneer1

I believe you are being most unfair to Barack Obama.

This country's 44th President was not a political brawler, rarely showed his temper and remained so diplomatic it shocked the living crap out of most people. But especially his detractors.

Obama was deliberate in making decisions, in choosing his words and keeping tranquil at a time when most thought he would prove emotional.

Seriously, what did YOU expect Obama to do when racists attacked him verbally, maligned Michelle or his two young daughters? Get angry and shout into the cameras and news microphones? Is that what you would have done?

Because all that would have proven is that Black Men are always so friggin' angry. And can't handle criticism. Now, that also would have been unfair.

But when you're Black and a leader whether it be in a company department, a corporate division or in classroom, it does one no good to fly off the handle. 

And Obama has the chief executive of the most powerful nation on the planet. 

So, he let those who hated him rant and rave. They thought they were scoring points. But in reality, they were showing how frustrated and immature they were. 

Only the weak and insecure resort to petty name calling and insults. Look at the guy who followed Obama.

 

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wrong !!  We have a criminal thug problem in our black community not a gun problem. Take away all the guns you want but the criminal thugs are still there with violent intent. Get real.

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Guns enable and embolden those with criminal intent. These predators are nothing without a gun.  Their victims can fend them off; especially if they are young kids. 

 

A gun is the extension of a hand. A trigger is the partner of a finger. Guns do kill people because they obey their owners.  

 

 

 

 

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Guns are stolen and obtained illegally by criminal thugs with no fathers to enforce discipline. All the legislation in the world will do Nothing.

Blacks need impulse control not gun control. They also need responsible fathers.

A black women who had 3 kids with 3 different men is doing nothing to help herself or the black community. 

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Just like drugs, illegal guns are poured into the AfroAmerican community. 

 

If a record number of AfroAmericans started buying legal fireams, gun laws would be changed overnight.😎

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