Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money!

“[Black Entertainment Television] BET founder Robert Johnson explains his Big Idea of $14 trillion in slavery reparations,” as reported by Maria Schultz of Fox News.

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“Johnson says 40 million African Americans should each receive $350,000 to atone for slavery and to close the wealth gap with white Americans.”

How does Mr. Johnson define “African American?”

If we manage to come up with a “reparations” dollar amount, does this payment get cut in half if you’re only half African?

What if you’re a quarter African…, or an eighth?

What if your 1/1024 African descent, like Senator Elizabeth Warren is 1/1024 Native American?

And how will this be determined and who will determine it?

Just askin’.

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‘“The Big Idea’ is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better?”

“Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, says it’s time America atones for slavery and systemic racism by paying African-Americans reparations to make them economically equal to white Americans.”

“Johnson, the first black billionaire in the United States, has put a price tag on the debt America owes to African-Americans at $14 trillion.”

Hmmm…, why hasn’t this systematic racism stopped you Mr. Johnson?

There are millions and millions of white, off-white, light brown, yellow and red people walking around who aren’t billionaires like you.

But how can that be if our apparent racism is such a hinderance to you and other African Americans?

‘“Nobody talks about cash, but black people understand cash,’ Johnson told Fox News.”

That’s a good one, Mr. Johnson!  But, I would say everybody pretty much understands the concept of “cash money.” That statement there is a pretty racist statement, itself, from where I’m standing.

“Under his proposal, an estimated 40 million African-Americans would get $350,000 in direct cash payments over 30 years (costing the average taxpayer roughly $2,900 a year, according to his office). The $350,000 would signify the wealth disparity between African-Americans and white Americans.”

Exactly how would non-white people be excluded from chipping in on this tax?

Would African Americans end up paying for their own reparations?

Just askin’.

“Johnson contends white Americans built generations of wealth on the backs of slave labor, and black people will never be able to catch up in wealth unless they are paid this debt.”

“You want a big idea: white America, what would happen if you said, ‘please forgive us and accept our apology. And by the way, we think we owe you what was taken from you for over 300 years of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and denial of economic opportunity and rights,’ Johnson said.”

‘“I think that would be a huge emotional assuaging of guilt.’”

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Your assumption that I feel any guilt is a major miscalculation on your part.

How about if we [white people] said, “Please forgive us and accept our apology on behalf of our ancestors, and just left it at that?

I mean millions of non-black people immigrated to America after the whole slavery thing even took place.

It is pretty racist for African Americans to expect reparations from people based solely on race rather than actual ancestral ties, isn’t it?

Again, just askin’.

What would probably work better would be a Labor Day telethon type of thing, where those that do feel guilty can “assuage” their guilt by kicking into a pot that would then be distributed as a means of “reparation.”

“Johnson, the founder of RLJ Companies, discussed his reparations proposal at length with Fox News this week. This Q & A has been edited for clarity and brevity:”

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“Q: You’ve put forth a reparations plan that calls for $14 trillion in direct cash payments to descendants from slavery. Why do you think it’s important for today’s Americans to atone for the sins of the past?”

“Johnson: ‘America from its inception has been plagued by the evils of slavery, so much so that this country fought a brutal civil war to try to settle the issue. Well, obviously, the issue was not settled after the Civil War. And this country has experienced continual racial violence, segregation and discrimination since that time. And as a country that has espoused ideas about freedom, individual rights, equal treatment under the law, everything in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and yet at the same time have this significant division between blacks and whites. Economically, socially, educationally — all of these things are because America has never come to grips with its original sin of slavery, which has been responsible for most of the disharmony between blacks and whites in this country.

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And therefore, I’m proposing that if America can atone for that in the form of cash payments to African-Americans to make them economically equal to white Americans, two things will happen. One, African-Americans will be, in effect, financially equal in a capitalist society and given the opportunity to grow wealth for themselves and their families. And two … unless you can atone, forgive and then repair in the form of the $14 trillion of cash, which the way I’ve developed it would make 40 million African-Americans equal in wealth to white Americans, we will live with this problem for generations to come.”

“Q: Your plan calls for $14 trillion to be paid out to descendants of slavery over the course of 30 years. How do you get to that figure?”

“Johnson: ‘It’s simple math. If you look at it this way, the median white American family has about $350,000 of personal net worth. African-Americans have about 10 times less than that. So about, let’s say, $30,000 of personal net worth of an African-American family. In order to make everything equal. You have to bring African-Americans equal to white Americans.’”

‘“And the factors that we use to determine net worth are pretty simple. Your home is your most important asset for most middle-class people. African-Americans are way behind white Americans in homeownership. Income, i.e. salaries, are the next factor in wealth. African-Americans fall behind white Americans significantly in income, savings, investments in stocks and bonds, money to put your kids in school. When you take all these factors, you come up with the fact that the disparity of wealth is something that you need to close. So, in order to close that — to bring 40 million African-Americans, up to $350,000 of wealth. Well, you multiply that number — $350,000 – times 40 million African-American descendants of slaves. You come out with $14 trillion. That money would be paid out over 30 years.’”

So, like in your case Mr. Johnson, and the cases of many extravagantly rich black entertainers and sports figures…, would they be expected to return much of their wealth in an effort to “equalize” things?

Again, just askin’.

“Q: Would this be a special reparations new tax that would fund this program?”

“Johnson: ‘Ultimately, it’s a debt owed by the taxpayers. And reparations is a debt owed by the nation as a whole because all of the wealth that was taken from slaves. Free labor is a transfer of wealth.

That wealth of slavery found its way throughout the creation of wealth in the United States. I’ve often said that slaves may have died but the money that they created did not die. Money doesn’t die.’”

You did live through live through the financial crises of 2007-2008 didn’t you, Mr. Johnson?

Money doesn’t seem to “die” for people like you or our privileged and protected financial institutions, but for average people like me, a lot of our money definitely “died,” or was redistributed back to those who caused the problem out of their greed in the first place.

Just sayin’.

‘“Money not only circulates; money multiplies. If you gave me a group of the brightest forensic accountants, I would be willing to bet you that I could trace every dollar of wealth in the United States today back to slavery.’”

Oh, I’m sure you could…, and I’m sure you’d be wrong.

Many, many, many more Americans did not own slaves, as opposed to those who did.

‘“The $350,000 would be paid on average $10,000 to $11,000 per year for the next 30 years to each African-American descendant. Let’s assume there are 170 million people who pay taxes in the U.S. If you break it down by days, it comes out to American taxpayers paying about $8 a day in reparations.’”

Oh, that’s all?

‘“Now, anticipating the question, what about poor whites who may not have that money to pay into the reparations program? Well, we could do it like we do other taxes. It could be a progressive tax. So those white Americans with more money would pay more, like the income tax. Those white Americans with less money would pay less. And by the way, African-Americans would also pay tax on this because it’s a responsibility of the nation. And we’re not exempting African-Americans from paying that tax, even though they are the recipients of the damages, just as if you were to get damages awarded by a court today. The court wouldn’t say, well, you have damages coming, you don’t have to pay taxes. You have to pay taxes.’”

Ok…, well that doesn’t make much sense, reparations or not.

And poor “guilty” people are held to lesser accountability than richer “guilty” people?

This whole thing just keeps getting better and better.

“Q: And how do you envision these direct cash payments being distributed? And how would you determine who is eligible for the payments?”

“Johnson: ‘The eligibility is any African-American, black American, who is a direct descendant of slaves. So that’s fairly simple.”

Actually, it isn’t that simple at all.

I would estimate that there are many “black” Americans who are not descendants of slaves.

Does Ancestry.com have the final determination here, or what?

And what if there is no “documentation” available?

Are we just going to take someone’s word for it?

‘“And the definition of who’s black. We simply use the slave era definition of black. And back in slavery days … if you had one drop of blood in you that was black you were determined to be black. You were treated as black. So, we’ll use that same model.’”

So, you’re saying that approximately 300 million out of our population of 328 million would be receiving reparations?

I mean, who’s to deny someone who “identifies” as black or claims that “One drop” of African heritage?

If we get to this point in the process, please remind me to buy stock in DNA testing companies.

Even if someone supported the concept of reparations for slavery, who could support this proposed solution?

‘“The money would come out of the taxpayers’ pockets. …  So that money would be transferred in the form of a cash payment to every African-American. It’s sort of like Social Security. They send you a check.’”

“Q: There’s been some reparations proposals in Washington. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has a bill that would establish a commission to study the impact of slavery and continuing discrimination against African Americans and then make recommendations on reparation proposals. In the House, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, authored the companion legislation. Do you support these efforts? Have you talked to them about these plans?”

“Johnson: ‘I know about them and I know Sheila Jackson Lee and I know Cory, but no, I have not talked about them. And fundamentally, the reason I haven’t talked about them is because they are going nowhere.

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There is no need to study reparations or slavery. You can go to Google and you could have within an instant, hundreds of thousands of articles, literature, studies, on reparations and slavery. To me, this is rearranging the deck chairs on a racial titanic. It’s not going any place.’”

Ha!  A “racial titanic!”  That’s a new one!

‘“The Democrats will never, ever vote for any reparations involving cash payments to descendants of slaves. They will never do it. And what they will do is what they have always done, which is paternalistic programs managed by bureaucrats to give support — somewhat means-tested support — in the black community. And call it a day. That’s it. I guarantee you that’s what will happen with this study. Because that’s what this government … is comfortable with: giving money to hopefully well-meaning bureaucrats to supervise money going to help black people.

If you’re going to close the wealth gap, there are only two ways to do it. Either you’ve got to stop white people from getting wealthier, which you’re not going to. Or you got to make black people wealthier.

The only way you are going to do it is if you give them cash.  Programs don’t do it.’”

Oh…, sorry about that.  Then maybe we should rethink all of these social programs that just “don’t do it.”

“Q:  How would you know if this program has been successful? Would you gauge it from an economic standpoint where you see the wealth gap lessen or be closed?”

“Johnson: ‘You would obviously gauge it by closing the wealth gap. That’s fairly simple because what happens when you have wealth, you do the things that white Americans have done from the time they first arrived here. They bought homes. They started businesses. They sent their kids off to college. They saved. They invested. And all of a sudden they accumulated wealth. African-Americans were denied that opportunity.’”

I don’t think “denied” is the proper word to use here, as there are many wealthy African Americans in America.  So, these wealthy African Americans were not “denied,” but others were?

What is it?

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‘“The second part is really up to white Americans. Will white Americans say to themselves, ‘we have atoned for an original sin. And not only that, we have made 40 million African-Americans whole for what was done to them through no fault of their own. They were dragged here on ships to be slaves. Not even people. Property. And we took advantage of the labor that they created and used it to build our wealth. Now we’re saying we want to atone.’”

And actually, they weren’t “dragged here,” they were sent here by other Africans…, African slave acquirers and African slave traders.

“If white people see this as a way of saying in a huge way, I apologize. I’m sorry. I can assure you there are no more forgiving people on the face of the Earth than African-American people.’”

If what I see on TV, courtesy of Black Lives Matter, is your definition of “forgiving,” you can keep your forgiveness.

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IF…, and that’s a big IF, we ever get to the point of actually doling out reparations, there may be other factors that need to be considered.

Regarding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) actions, let’s start by deducting the costs of all of the burnt buildings and property from the overall reparations amount.

Then let’s deduct the value of all of the looted merchandise.

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How about the cost of all of the torn down statutes, and the cost to clean-up and repair all of the defaced and vandalized property?

Then there’s the cost for additional law enforcement and military deployment.

And how about the costs for the losses of private businesses?

Then we’ll have to deduct a recipient’s cost to society up to this point by determining how much money have they already received via social programs…, or, how much in “reparations” have they already received.

There are six major U.S. welfare programs. They are the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP or “food stamps”), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and housing assistance.

Once all of these other factors are taken into consideration, the actual cost of “reparations” to all of the other Americans, or non-blacks, which include those of European descent, Latino descent, Asian descent, Indian descent, Native American descent, can be determined.

I’m sure we’ll find that many African Americans have already received more than their share.

I could additionally make the case that White America has been attempting to make atonements for enslaving Africans all along.

Like I have already mentioned, we have a wide array of social welfare programs, but we also have an allowance of Black specific colleges and businesses, as well as an acceptance of Affirmative Action for scholarships and job opportunities.

In the end, the truth is, slavery was not unique to the United States; it is a part of almost every nation’s history, from Greek and Roman civilizations to contemporary forms of human trafficking.

I don’t have a personal is with Robert Johnson…, in fact, he and I are in agreement on many issues, and on many levels…, however, as far as reparations are concerned, Mr. Johnson is way off base in my opinion.

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Mr. Johnson decried the ineffectiveness of the democrat party on behalf of African-Americans, and he even said he felt “Dems are taking black voters for granted.”

He has called for BLM to break away from the democrats and form their own party.

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The problem is, Mr. Johnson, this “party” already exists.

It’s called The Communist Party.

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Sleepy Joe will be a “no show!”

Yes…, Sleepy Joe will be a “no show” when it comes to any kind of presidential debate.

There’s no way the democrats let Creepy Joe out on a stage to go one-on-one with President Trump!

I’m calling this one right now.

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Again…, there’s no way the democrats let Creepy Joe out on a stage to go one-on-one with President Trump!

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Every time they let Quid Pro Quo Joe out of his basement, he sticks his foot in his mouth.

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Most recently Sleepy Joe proclaimed that “120 million Americans died” from the Chinese virus, coronavirus, Covid-19, or whatever you want to call it.

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Yes, Joe…, losing over a third of our country’s population would be a very serious matter, if that were the case.

Which it isn’t.

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The democrats will use any and all kinds of excuses to avoid Biden participating in a live debate with President Trump…, and the fake news media, of course, will give him a pass.

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We’ll hear how debates are actually not that important and how they really don’t add much to the process anymore.

We’ll hear that no debate is worth spreading the coronavirus and possibly killing others!

Why, it’s a matter of life and death!

Mark my words…, THERE WILL BE NO LIVE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES.

That being said…, as a response to this, I humbly suggest that President Trump and his campaign produce their own version of a “debate,” using a stand-up cardboard cut-out of Sleepy Joe to stand at the opposing podium, and someone who sounds like Creepy Joe to provide his verbal “answers.”

Can you imagine?!

This world be hysterical, totally effective, and challenge the Super Bowl for the most watched television program of the year.

Would this type of event be right up President Trump’s alley or what?!

It would be an absolute win-win-win-win-win scenario!

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BLM is BS!

Now I’m not saying I disagree with the belief that black lives matter.

Of course, black lives matter.  All lives matter.

What I’m referring to here is the BLM organization. The official Black Lives Matter organization.

These people have co-opted the whole concept of “black lives matter” and are attempting to use it as a racial wedge…, as a “smokescreen” to hide their real intent…, which is to take away our freedom and destroy America as we know it.

That’s why I say, “BLM is BS!”

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Adam Ford, for DISRN.com, reports that, “A 2015 video clip has surfaced of an interview with Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors in which she assures her interviewer that the group has an underlying ideology, saying, ‘We’re trained Marxists.’”

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“Trained Marxists,” huh?

Has anyone asked her where she got this training, and from who?

It would be interesting to hear that answer.

“Responding to the interviewer’s concern that the BLM movement might not have enough of a ‘clear ideological structure,’ Cullors responded by saying that she and another co-founder ‘in particular’ are dedicated to the ideology of Communist leader Karl Marx.”

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‘“We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular, we’re trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories.’”

“Alicia, whom Cullors mentioned, is Alicia Garza. Garza, Cullors, and a third woman, Opal Tometi, founded Black Lives Matter together.”

What’s funny to me is that Cullors and her friends actually think they’d have a seat at this “Marxist table of control” when the dust settled.

Believe me…, they’d be brushed aside by these Nazi/fascist/communists in a heartbeat.

“BLM’s website lists many far-left ideals in its list of core beliefs, including [but not limited to]:”

“We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”

Say what?

That’s the first item in a list of your core beliefs?

“We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.”

I haven’t really seen BLM build anything…, in fact, just the opposite.  All I see BLM do is tearing things down, burning things up, taking things that aren’t theirs, generally vandalizing anything in their wake.

“We practice empathy. We engage comrades with the intent to learn about and connect with their contexts.”

Again…, say what?

As far as “practicing empathy” goes, I would suggest practicing a lot more.

And I get the “comrades” reference.  As a tie-in to The Communist Manifesto.

‘We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work ‘double shifts’ so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.”

Excuse me BLM, but your “spaces” appear anything but “family-friendly.”

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”

I encourage you to check out The Communist Manifesto for yourself.

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/

The following is a small excerpt from The Communist Manifesto that may shed some light on BLM’s real goals.

“In short, the Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.

Finally, they labour everywhere for the union and agreement of the democratic parties of all countries [referring to the preferred New World Order].

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.”

The only real difference I see, is that The Communist Manifesto is aimed at workers, while BLM’s sheep want to do anything but work.

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The “BacktoJerusalem.com” website adds, ‘“We are trained Marxists,’ Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors said, during an interview with Real News Network, further adding to the parallels between her movement and the rise of Mao Zedong’s Marxist movement in China.”

“Marxism is important for Christians to understand, because it is an ideology that pushes atheism and persecutes Christians. The Chinese believers understand this better than most, because they are still suffering under the banner of Marxism. Back to Jerusalem has written several books that talk extensively about the rise of Marxism in China and how the enemy used it to attack the church in one of the most systematically brutal ways ever seen.”

“One primary theme found in these books is this: once Marxism is adopted by a country, Christians die – in large numbers.”

“Karl Marx said, ‘religion is the opium of the people,’ and taught that his fight for oppressed people and religion were incompatible.”

“History has shown that more Christians have died from Communist Marxism than any other single ideology in the history of man. Marxism has been tried on nearly every continent, in different nations, by different cultures, but there has never been a nation on earth that has adopted Marxist teaching and not systematically killed Christians. Not one. Ever.”

“From the gulags in Russia, to the death camps in North Korea, to Red Terror in Ethiopia, to the Killing fields of Cambodia, to Cultural Revolution in China – Marxism has been one of the most brutal Christian killing machines in history.”

“Researcher, Antonio Socci, claims the untold story of the 20th century is the murder of 45 million Christians, mostly at the hands of Marxism and that massacres still continue to this day.”

And this is what “Black Lives Matter” espouses?

I can assure you that none of the fools making donations to this group, or those professing their allegiance to BLM in the name of racial injustice, have any idea about the real goals of this organization.

“Anyone associated with the history and rise of Mao Zedong can see the similarities between the two movements:”

Mao was a Marxist

Mao was an atheist

Mao used minority abuses to fuel his cause

Mao appealed to the youth

Mao inspired student and union protests

Mao used violence and fear to accomplish his goals

Mao destroyed statues and history books in an effort to erase history

Mao desired to destroy the government system to replace it with a Marxist structure

“The similarities should not cause fear or hate, but rather an awareness.”

Uh, I don’t know about that.  Some fear and hatred for this group would not exactly be a bad thing.

“[Most] Christians are unaware of the Marxist ideology of Black Lives Matter and their removal of faith-based solutions to racism. They are unaware of the war that Black Lives Matter has made against the traditional families with fathers. They are unaware of the militant LGBTQ agenda that they espouse. They are also unaware of the cop-killing communist matriarch Assata Shakur, whom the three female founders aspire to be like.”

The real question is, “Where is the mainstream media on this?”

The fake news, liberal propaganda, mainstream media obviously doesn’t want the American people to become aware of what is REALLY going on here.

The TRUTH is, the mainstream media and the democrats are totally complicit with Black Lives Matter and their goals.

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Hmmm?  A sign that doesn’t cast a shadow!  What a phony!

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What ever happened to “three strikes and ‘yer’ out!”

Somewhere along the line, that concept has apparently been expanded a bit…, to 100, and still counting!

Over 100!

Are you kidding me?!

How is a person who has been “arrested over 100 times” still seeing the light of day…, much less walking around free as a bird and harming other people?

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And this guy looks way too young to have already been arrested over 100 times.

I wonder what the record for times being arrested is?

I’m almost, no, I am, afraid to ask.

I would think this guy has a real shot at it before he’s through though…, whatever it is.

According to Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Craig McCarthy for The New York Post, “A career criminal with more than 100 arrests to his name was busted for cruelly shoving a 92-year-old woman into a Manhattan fire hydrant — leaving his victim too scared to walk alone in her own neighborhood.”

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“The injured elder, a Bronx native named Geraldine, spoke to The Post on Tuesday after cops arrested convicted sex offender Rashid Brimmage, 31, and charged him with attacking her.”

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‘“I thought a brick hit me or something hit me on the left side of my head, and I went right down and hit my head against the hydrant,’ Geraldine, who asked that her last name be withheld for safety reasons, said of the attack. ‘Blood was coming out, not spurting blood, but blood was dripping.’”

“Geraldine, who has lived in Manhattan for more than 50 years, was on her way to Duane Reade [a chain of pharmacy and convenience stores in New York City, owned by Walgreens] when Brimmage allegedly shoved her to the ground near Third Avenue and East 16th Street in Gramercy Park at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday.”

“She slammed against the fire hydrant and lay on the ground until a passerby called 911 and medics rushed her to nearby Beth Israel Hospital.”

“The former teacher, who never married but is dating an 89-year-old lawyer, said her physical wounds were relatively minor and have since healed — but the mental toll has been much more severe.”

‘“Mostly I’m shaken. My head still hurts where it was bleeding, where I hit the hydrant — or where he hit me, I don’t know,’ she said.”

‘“Mainly it’s psychological — just the fear of going out on the street,’ she added.”

‘“This damned guy put me in a state where I’m fearful to walk the streets alone. So, my super’s trying to find somebody who will walk me to a park nearby or to the supermarket, that kind of thing. So that’s the problem.’”

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“Brimmage was busted by cops Tuesday and charged with assault after investigators recognized him from video footage of the attack, authorities said.”

Oh, so, he was arrested…, again.

Why does this not make me feel much better?

“The frequent offender has now been arrested 103 times since 2005, sources said.”

“The creep was convicted of sexual misconduct in 2012, then arrested for two sex offenses in 2014, police sources said.”

“Creep?”

You better watch it, calling this guy a “creep.”

Soon you’ll have every liberal in New York taking offense at that language, and lecturing us all about what a fine, upstanding, young man this punk is.

“In May of that year, he was busted for exposing and fondling himself on an East Harlem street, the sources said.”

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“In 2017, he failed to notify authorities that he changed his address and had to register as a sex offender, state records show.”

“At the time of Friday’s attack, Brimmage had three open criminal cases in the city, according to court records.”

“Three open criminal cases,” huh?

I guess they don’t start holding you in custody until you’ve been arrested over 150 times in New York City!

I can’t believe I was actually considering visiting New York at one point in my life.

I would never step foot in The People’s Republic of New York City now or in the future.

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What a disgraceful excuse for an American city New York has become.  I’m actually ashamed to have to claim it as part of the country I live in.

“He was arrested Feb. 17 for a misdemeanor assault and harassment charge for an incident that happened in The Bronx a week earlier, according to records. He was released without bail in the case.”

No, of course, they don’t want to hinder his attempt at the record!

“He was busted in the borough again March 5 and slapped with trespassing summons, according to court records.”

“And most recently, he was arrested March 9 in Manhattan and hit with criminal possession of a controlled substance, assault and attempted assault charges.”

And please consider that these 100+ arrests are only the times this guy was caught!

How many thousands of times has this poor excuse for a human being broken the law and didn’t get arrested?

It’s just mind-boggling.

It is my belief that the City of New York should be held criminally and financially responsible for anything these habitual criminals are allowed to perpetrate on the unsuspecting, law-abiding, citizens in the city.

New York City has passed the “reasonable” threshold, in this case, a long, long time ago.

Habitual criminals, like this scumbag, should not be allowed to continually prey on the civilized people who are forced to share the city with him.

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Oh, Howard, you’re such a tool…, and such a fool!

Yes, Howard, you’re such a confused, racist, ignorant, liberal tool.

At least that’s what my anonymous sources tell me!

Hey…, if it works for The Washington Post, CNN, etc….

Yes, I’ve heard Howard Stern, and the cast of aging turds on his show, return to berating people who choose to not wear masks.

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They label these people as “irresponsible,” “dangerous,” and even as potential murderers!

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Just because they balk against the foolishness of wearing a mask 24/7.

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It’s mind-numbing how Howard and his sidekicks can say nothing about how dangerous rioters and looters are, and have been, in the City of New York and around the country, but God forbid some poor person chooses to not wear a stupid mask!

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The shame!

People can riot, loot, burn, vandalize, attack police officers and others without being arrested…, but don’t you dare refuse to wear a mask…, unless you’re a protester that is!

But it’s not just being a protester…, you have to be the right kind of protester, in their eyes.

Hey, I know!

Maybe what these people who don’t want to wear masks should do is, get some of their friends together, show up and protest the store, loot it, take what they want, and then burn it down!

That would be acceptable behavior in the eyes of these liberal zealots.

Anyway…, let’s get back to Howard.

I know Howard has been hiding in his home, deathly afraid of the coronavirus, for over three months.

And now, he finally has a valid reason to go into hiding!

According to Mike Fleming Jr. for “Deadline.com,” “The war of words between Howard Stern and his former friend (I believe using the word ‘friend’ is stretching it a bit), President Donald Trump, and the president’s son Donald Jr. escalated last weekend when Junior retweeted a conservative missive that the SiriusXM broadcaster appeared in blackface and used the N-word multiple times in a pay-per-view New Year’s Eve special — in 1993.”

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“Trump Jr. has been jabbing at Stern since the radio host has spoken critically of his father’s slow response to the pandemic [that’s Howard’s opinion], and his polarizing comments in the wake of the George Floyd murder and subsequent protests [that’s also in Howard’s opinion]. Stern in turn has jabbed back.  Then, Trump Jr. retweeted the clip of the performance.”

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What “polarizing comments?”

All of the comments I’ve heard from The President have been completely appropriate.  President Trump called the Floyd video “hard to watch” and “a disgrace.”  He has called for equal justice under the law and fair treatment by the police.  He also said, “We can’t let what happened to George Floyd happen again.”

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“Polarizing?”

I guess what Mr. Fleming must be referring to as “polarizing” would be President Trump’s desire to avoid these cities from being vandalized, looted and burned.

“Polarizing,” only, I guess, in the sense that you have Pro-America people on one side and Anti-America people on the other.

“The clip [of Howard Stern using the “N” word] was first posted by filmmaker Tariq Nasheed, and it was interspersed with Stern’s recent appearance on ‘The View,’ where he claimed during the appearance that he’d never used the racial slur.”

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You have obviously intentionally “misremembered” this , Howard.

“In the clip, Stern was reportedly playing the part of Ted Danson, with Sherman Hemsley playing Whoopi Goldberg, Danson’s girlfriend at the time. It was picked up by the unabashedly pro-Trump newspaper New York Post.”

Now, honestly…, do we ever hear the New York Times or The Washington Post defined as “unabashedly” anti-Trump newspapers?

No.

Just sayin’.

“Stern addressed the retroactive controversy this morning on his show. He expressed some regret for lampooning Goldberg and Danson’s decision to dress in blackface for a Friar’s Club roast, but said that he has evolved. He charged that the Trumps have not.”

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Oh, so, Howard has “evolved,” and along with his evolution he has gained the wisdom to pass judgement on others as to their level of racial evolution.

Does anybody else the level of this pompous ass’ hypocrisy?

Howard goes on to say, ‘“Over the years, I did change the show. A lot of people who did like that humor, where I was completely pulling my pants off, those people are pissed off at me now. They think I’m a sellout and I’m not doing a good show anymore.’”

And those people would be right.

You have become a liberal “sellout,” and your show really isn’t very good anymore…, at least the shows you bother to actually be there a couple times a week.

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‘“Attacking me during the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter is absolutely f***ing crazy, concentrating on me.’”

I’m sure you think it is, Howard.

You know what they say about people who live in glass houses, don’t you?

‘“You want to concentrate on me and bully me, and expose me, with all the TV shows I’ve done?”

Oh, so, just because you’ve done a lot of shows, that somehow makes any criticism of you unjustified?

I’ve heard you freely throw around words like “racist and “liar” where The President is concerned.

Well…, right back at ya big guy!

How fast do you think all of your “Hollywood friends” are running away from you at the moment?

We should probably use the term “ran away” at this point, because it’s already a done deal.

‘“I paid a fortune to fix me, it ain’t easy,’ Stern continued.”

Some would even suggest that you may need to spend a little more money in this area.

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“Said longtime radio partner Robin Quivers: ‘I have long been a proponent of free speech…’”

“Free” meaning speech that you agree with, obviously.

Yes…, we all wish we could be as enlightened as you and Howard, Ms. Quivers.

Please let me remind you that your idea of “entertainment” includes watching one of your staff Neanderthals sip wine through his a$$hole!

You and your crew also likes listening to “Fartman” expel gas on your show, while you joke about the Columbine students after their nightmare, and refer to one of your usual contacts as Gary “the retard.”

And you perceive yourselves as being enlightened and the rest of us as clueless hillbillies?

Just sayin’.

 

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I’m offended, he’s offended, she’s offended, we’re offended, wouldn’t you like to be offended too?

So, how far does the right to be offended go?

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I really don’t think there is a limit to our right to be offended by anyone or anything.

Where I have a problem with these offended individuals, or groups, is when they force their actions of recourse on the rest of us…, which may in turn result in infringements of my rights.

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For example:

Infringing on the rights of others to pacify their feelings of “offendedness” is not a right.

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Destroying public and private property which somehow offends them is not a right.

Defacing, wrecking, burning, and robbing public and private property as a response to their feelings of “offendedness” is not a right.

None of these things are a right, nor are any of them even legal.

If we all decided to take physical action against people and things we were offended by, or had a problem with, what would our country look like?  What would we be left with?

Let’s take a look at an “offendedless America!”

In no particular order, we have people who are offended by:

Meat eaters.

Gay people.

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Straight people.

Conservatives.

Liberals.

The Police.

White people.

Black people.

Words.

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Thoughts.

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Free enterprise/capitalism.

Socialism.

Communism.

Freedom of speech.

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Guns.

Our flag.

Historical flags.

Cultural history.

Racial history.

History in general.

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Religion.

Our laws.

Music.

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Winners.

Irresponsibility.

Unaccountability.

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Our founding fathers.

And this list only scratches the surface as to what and who people get offended by.

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So, what would our country look like if we got rid of everything and everybody people were offended by?

I don’t think there would be hardly anybody left.

America would look just like it did before the Europeans discovered it and settled it.

I have heard humanity described as a virus…, a deadly virus.

Wherever civilization goes, it brings war, death, and confusion with it.

Don’t get me wrong…, I believe civilization is a good thing…, but it is corrupted and ruined far too easily.

We have just been fortunate enough to have lived through a relative high point of civilization in these United States.

But that civilization is most definitely coming under a more concentrated attack as of late.

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Civilized people still need to learn how to meet and defeat those uncivilized people who just want to ruin our civilization.

These people who just want to ruin everything.

I do have to say we’re getting better at meeting these liberal freedom wreckers head-on, but we still play way too nice.

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India, the United States, and China.

India and the United States are the two largest democracies in the world.  In my opinion, these two countries should be “joined at the hip’ regarding matters of defense and their economies.

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Yes, “America first” for Americans, and yes, “India first” for Indians…, but helping each other out as much as possible economically and militarily does not fly against the concept of “America first” or “India first.“  Our cooperation with each other and consideration of each other will only help to strengthen both countries, strengthen both democracies, and democracy around the world.

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Both of our countries should be strategic partners in the fight against tyrants, communism and terrorism…, for these are the true enemies of democracy and freedom.

It would behoove the United States to support and partner with India…, as India finds itself geographically close and closer to our common countries of concern…, like China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.

I implore President Trump and Prime Minister Modi to build on their positive relationship, and take our countries’ relationship and cooperation to the next level.

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It could only be a win-win proposition.

The truth is, however, that the vast majority of Americans are either uninterested, uninformed, or misinformed, about what’s going on in their own country…, much less what’s going on in India.

That being said…,

According to Peter Suciu, for the “National Interest” website, “Thousands of soldiers from both China and India have been locked in a standoff for the better part of a month. Among the ongoing issues is the strategic road through the Galwan Valley in Ladkh that India has been building – a move opposed by China.”

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“India has fallen far behind China’s military, but today both countries share the out-sized ambition to be a ‘great power’ in Asia—if not the most powerful. China and India have, respectively, the largest and second-largest militaries on the continent and the highest and second-highest defense budgets. Both have huge domestic defense industries as well.”

“For now, cooler heads have prevailed, but just as India and Pakistan continue to face one another in the region, so too will India and China.”

Dinesh Kumar, who is a defense analyst for The Sunday Guardian Live website, reported in January that, “Army Day on Tuesday, 15 January, will see an impressive display of soldiers and war-fighting equipment. But behind the pomp is an unsatisfactory story.”

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“The Army will celebrate Army Day with the Chief of Army Staff taking the salute at the customary Army parade in the Delhi Cantonment parade ground with much fanfare. The same Army Day parade contingents will form a dominant part of the annual Republic Day parade on 26 January on Raj Path, Delhi’s most iconic road that links Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate.”

“But behind the impressive display of soldiers and war fighting equipment at these two monumental parades continues an unsatisfactory story: A disappointing and worrisome story of under-preparedness, deficiency and obsolescence. This sordid state of affairs has been in perpetuity since long [ago] and nothing tangible seems to have been done to reverse this negative state of affairs.”

“Consider the following: The Indian Army’s equipment is officially calculated at 68% vintage, 24% current and only 8% state-of-the-art.”

“How prepared is the Army to fight an intense or long conventional war? ‘Not very,’ is the short answer.”

“Parades and brave statements apart, the government needs to ensure that the country’s last and ultimate instrument is never found wanting. This is a neglect that India can ill afford.”

A weakened and neglectful India is something democracy around the world can ill afford as well.

The world needs a strong United States and a strong India.

At the very least, and as a good starting point, India should become a member of NATO…, and the United States should be the one to invite them in.

Eventually, however, I would like to see and grand partnership between India and the United States that would far exceed a NATO-type of alliance.

This partnership would be especially helpful when dealing with China in regards to their “attack” on the rest of the world, with their intentional spreading of the coronavirus around the world and their uncooperativeness regarding pertinent investigations and research.

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Let’s make no mistake about this…, China is an adversary of democracy and freedom everywhere.

China and its evil intentions are not going away.

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How we choose to deal with them is the only question.

I would really like to hear from my Indian friends and followers on this matter.

Do any people in India have the same appetite for an enhanced relationship between our two countries, as I do…, or am I barking up an uninterested tree here?

 

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Sleepless…, uh, I mean Clueless in Seattle!

Seattle, one of the most liberal cities in America, is on the verge of absolutely falling apart.

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It’s like an episode of “The Walking Dead!”

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The city is being torn apart by those with a brain, and those without a brain.

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According to David Aaro of Fox News, “The leadership in Seattle appeared to be in disarray [Wow! That’s about as nicely as you can describe that situation!] on Friday after the city’s embattled mayor called the protesters who took over an ‘autonomous zone’ in the city ‘patriotic’ while the official who ordered police to flee the nearby precinct has refused to come forward.”

Say what?!

Wow.  These people really do think we’re all as stupid as they are!

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“Despite the slow-moving disaster and protesters calling on Mayor Jenny Durkan and Chief Carmen Best to resign, the mayor resisted the call and raised eyebrows when she joked about considering a ‘Thelma & Louise’ moment in an interview, referring to the 1991 movie about two women on the run from the law.”

Again…, say what?!

They call this an “autonomous zone.”

I would say it’s more like “The Twilight Zone!”

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“At Thursday’s news conference, Best told reporters it wasn’t her decision to leave the precinct, while Durkan also denied responsibility, according to ‘The Stranger,’ a Seattle-based newspaper.”

‘“We were asked to do an operational plan in case we needed to leave,’ Best said. ‘The decision was made. We’re still evaluating about how that change came about but it didn’t come from me.’”

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“Despite the fact that police cannot gain full access to the police station, Durkan tried to downplay the situation on the ground. She claimed that Trump was wrong to call the protesters ‘domestic terrorists.’”

Ha! Ya…, he should’ve included you in that group, Mayor Durkan!

‘“It’s simply not true. Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color is not terrorism. It’s patriotism,’ she said.”

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We would all agree with that, Ms. Mayor…, but what about the slight matters of looting, burning, vandalism…, oh, and forcibly taking over square blocks of a city, along with a police precinct that you seem to have overlooked?

“Durkan has tweeted that the protest is ‘a peaceful expression of our community’s collective grief and their desire to build a better world.’”

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“KIRO 7 reported, citing police, that demonstrators moved barricades near the police station and threw rocks and ‘improvised explosives’ at officers on several occasions. Best reportedly said that 25 cops were injured since the protests began.”

This is what Durkan describes as, “Lawfully gathering and expressing first amendment rights, demanding we do better as a society, and providing true equity for communities of color?”

These people have all lost their minds.

This situation with Mayor Durkin, and many other of these liberal mayors as well, reminds me of an old “Blondie” cartoon that I cut out of the newspaper at the time and kept.

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The cartoon showed Blondie’s husband, Dagwood Bumstead, at work talking with his boss, Mr. Dithers.  The cartoon went something like this:

Mr. Dithers: C’mon, Bumstead!  Come out and have a drink with me and the boys before you head home.

Dagwood: Okay, Mr. Dithers…, just let me call Blondie first.

Mr. Dithers: Call Blondie first?!  Aren’t you the boss around your house, Bumstead?

Dagwood:  Of course, I am!

Mr. Dithers: Well, why do you have to call then?

Dagwood:  Because, if I don’t call, Blondie won’t let me be the boss anymore.

I know this correlation is a bit of a stretch, but I hope you can see what I’m referring to here.

The point is, Dagwood isn’t really the one “in charge,” and neither is Mayor Durkin.

‘“You [the police officers] fought [Actually they were prohibited from fighting.  It was more like just standing there, like sitting ducks.] for days to protect (The East Precinct). I asked you to stand on that line. Day in and day out, to be pelted with projectiles, to be screamed at, threatened and in some cases hurt. Then to have a change of course [by their beloved mayor] early two weeks in, it seems like an insult [Oh, it was an insult!] to you and our community,’ Best said in a video, according to the station.”

“On Thursday, the crowd continued to occupy the six-block downtown area, named the ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ (CHAZ) because of its location in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.”

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“President Trump told Fox News’ Harris Faulkner in an exclusive interview Thursday that his administration is ‘not going to let Seattle be occupied by anarchists.’”

‘“If there were more toughness, you wouldn’t have the kind of devastation that you had in Minneapolis and in Seattle. I mean, let’s see what’s going on in Seattle,’ Trump told Faulkner. ‘I will tell you, if they don’t straighten that situation out, we’re going to straighten it out.’”

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“It’s clear @realDonaldTrump doesn’t understand what’s happening on five square blocks of our City. Cal Anderson and Capitol Hill has for decades been a place for free speech, community, and self-expression,” Durkan tweeted out in response.

“Durkan has insisted that CHAZ was ‘not a lawless wasteland of anarchist insurrection, but a peaceful expression of the community’s grief following the death of George Floyd in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis.’”

Just because you say something isn’t what it obviously is doesn’t change the fact that it is what it obviously is, Mayor Durkan.

I hope that makes sense to you…, it makes sense to me.

WINNING!

 

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Kneel before your masters!

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Before I get started, let me say that I have been known to identify as a transgender black man.

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You’ll have to take my word on the transgender part, and hey…, I’m at least as “black” as Kamala Harris is!

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That being established…, I feel more comfortable discussing this whole kneeling thing.

It is my belief that people should be allowed to kneel (take a knee) whenever they want, and for whatever reason they have.

It’s a free country.

But “freedom” works both ways.

I, also living in this free country, am allowed to have my own interpretation of your kneeling, and to like it, be indifferent, or to not like it.

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We have seen professional sports players kneeling, sheriffs and police offices kneeling, politicians kneeling, along with protesters of every gender, size, shape, color and cause kneeling.

In the case of all of these sports figures choosing to take a knee, during our country’s national anthem…, I don’t like it.

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I’m not saying they don’t have the right to do it…, I’m just saying I don’t like it, as is my right.

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They will say they are not intending to disrespect our flag, or the people who gave their lives for our country, or the people who sacrificed arms and legs for our country.

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I counter by saying I don’t care what your intentions are…, we’re telling you how your actions ARE making us feel…, and yet knowing how those actions make us feel…, you choose to continue to kneel anyway.

That is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do.

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This is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do, including those of us who are sympathetic and agree with your complaints and those of us who could be sympathetic and agree with your complaints, if they could get past your disrespect.

But, you want us to respect what, you say, is a sign of protest of the treatment of African-Americans in this country.

You want to protest police brutality?

Then go take a knee in front of a police station or in front of city hall.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are footing the bill for your exorbitant salaries.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who have nothing to do with the object of your professed protest.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are choosing to watch your sporting event as a way of escaping all of the normal day-to-day crap…, which includes politics and political protests.

When we watch these sporting events, we don’t want to be antagonized…, we just want to be entertained.

If you want to make a statement, then please go make a statement on your own time.

This kneeling at work is really the laziest form of protest…, requiring little to no effort on the protesters’ part.

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In the case of these politicians taking a knee…, please…, your disingenuousness and foolishness is overwhelming.

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In the case of law enforcement and protesters taking a knee…, all I see are fools and tools bowing down to their liberal masters and their masters’ whims and desires.

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Get off your knees people!

Get off your knees and stand up on your own two feet if you want to protest!

Nobody respects people, groveling, down on their knees…, not even the people being bowed down to.

 

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