Monday, August 21, 2017

Taking down Confederate statues is a move to make white liberals feel better about their own very real racism.

Today the first headline I saw was that some university is now taking down it's Confederate statutes, which makes me wonder just why we have so many freaking statues celebrating people whose sole motivation in life was to rend a country in two simply to preserve their right to own (and treat cruelly) other people.

But the big point here is this: taking down Confederate statues is liberal pandering to other liberals, whites, mostly, to avoid confronting their own inherent racism.

Take Madison mayor Paul Soglin, whose 60s radicalism is mostly expressed these days in trying to make sure the homeless are driven from Madison's business district rather than treated humanely and helped.

Soglin last week received plaudits for ordering the removal of Confederate somethings from somewhere.

Soglin was invisible for most of the Tony Robinson shooting: you could not find him taking a stance, on anything related to the cold-blooded murder of a young, unarmed black man by Madison cops. When those same Madison cops settled by paying $3,350,000 to Robinson's mom, Soglin defended them, and criticized the settlement.

Racism doesn't always dress in white robes, and racism isn't cured by easy fixes like pulling down statues.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Study hard and go to school every day

Study hard

and go to school every day

And someday you 

Will get to watch as some OTHER guy gets to have a job involving knocking down a house while you head into your office.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

I like to think

kudos for the use of 'amongst' as that makes it extra scientifical

I like to think this ketchup packet has crawled out of the Primordial Ketchup Packet Sea and made its way onto land, the first such ketchup packet to do so, because that means that 100,000 years from now the ketchup packets will argue amongst themselves about whether anyone can prove that they ever did that.