I want to move into your neighborhood and I see a lot of empty houses. I sneak into one, get a job, put my kids in school, and keep the lawn mowed. Eventually I start to mingle with the rest of the neighbors and nobody realizes I snuck into the neighborhood. By the time everybody finds out, it doesn’t really matter, because I’m a good neighbor. We get along great.
That’s illegal immigration.
I’m coming to move into your neighborhood. There are a lot of empty houses and I only have a small family, so I’m asking if you can spare some of that extra space for us, and you say yes. I get a job, I come to the neighborhood association meetings, I keep my lawn cut, and I bring potato salad to y’all’s barbecues. I’m a good neighbor. We get along great.
That’s legal immigration.
I’m coming to move into your neighborhood. There are a lot of empty houses and I only have a small family, so I’m asking if you can spare some of that extra space for us, and you say yes. I like my new house, but I like yours better, so I poison your family and I take it. The house next to yours looks great too. And the next one. I poison the whole neighborhood and 90% of you die. I need this whole neighborhood for me and my family though, so I kill another 5% and the remaining 5% I put in a mobile home down by the creek where nobody will see you.
That’s the immigration which founded the United States.
The only difference between the illegal immigration that founded the United States and the illegal immigration those descendants are fighting so hard against is intent. White people illegally immigrated here to claim, displace, and take over. Immigrants, illegal or otherwise, are not coming over in massive numbers to displace Americans and take over the country, regardless of how many times Republican talking heads want us to believe that. But even if they were — that’s the historical basis of this country. The justification for illegal white immigration centuries ago boils down to “We won” whether they’ll admit to it or not, and the fear is that a bunch of brown people, born inside the borders or outside, will one day take over the country and justify the oppression of white people by saying, “Well….we won.” That fear of racial retribution informs so many policies and positions from our lack of gun control to gerrymandering.
What’s the answer? How do we fix this? Well. We can’t. Now that race has become the defining characteristic by which we separate groups of people, there’s no way to overcome that in a generation or two or five. You can chip away at the foundation of racism as more and more people disregard (or do their best to disregard) race as a contributing factor toward societal worth, but it’s not going away in our lifetimes.
So in truth……the answer is to take over, and those paranoid whites aren’t completely wrong after all. Of course none of us has any interest in oppressing whites or paying them back for what their ancestors did, but the goal really is to wrest power from the legacy of white people who uphold these institutions built to subjugate everyone else. The government should represent the people, and our ruling class does not look like the people. Let the Fox News audience continue on in their paranoia yelling at each other and hanging on by their fingertips. The neighborhood belongs to us, without poisoning anybody.
Trump sues the Internet, because he needs money.
He’s filing a suit he can’t win so his cult will give him more cash.
Donald Trump sued Twitter, Facebook, and Google yesterday because he misses being able to shit in America’s face whenever the mood strikes, and because he needs money.
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he will lead a lawsuit over alleged censorship against Twitter, Facebook and Google – three tech companies that removed him from their platforms after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters.
The lawsuit will be a class-action, with Trump as the lead plaintiff, claiming that he’s been censored by the companies. He spoke about the legal action from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“I stand before you this morning to announce a very important… development for our freedom and freedom of speech,” Trump said. “In conjunction with the America First Policy Institute, I’m filing, as the lead class-action representative, a major class-action lawsuit against the big tech giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter, as well as their CEOs.”
(cont. Fox News)
Fox News is reporting this story to its viewers and readers the way it reports everything else: with half of the truth and a Conservative tilt that builds a false reality in the minds of its consumers. Trump is indeed filing suit and he does indeed feel that his First Amendment rights have been infringed upon, but if Fox News would just say plainly that these suits have zero chance of success, people would be less likely to send Trump money, which is all that orange bastard wants in the first place.
Donald Trump’s entire fundraising strategy is to present himself as a champion of white Conservatives who feel they’ve been silenced. They feel like he’s the only one who’s fighting for them, so they send him — a supposed billionaire in their eyes — money to fight liberals, to fight Democrats, to fight the legal establishment, to fight media elites. Fine, if you want to throw away your money so your champion has enough cash to fight the good fight, that’s your right.
Where’s the good fight though? These are lawsuits for show. They won’t be pursued because they have no chance of winning and Trump hates to lose. From a legal precedent, we just had a ruling on this exact same situation less than two weeks ago, and it was in Florida where Trump filed his lawsuit.
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law that would penalize social media companies for blocking a politician’s posts, a blow to conservatives’ efforts to respond to Facebook and other websites’ suspension of former president Donald Trump. The law was due to go into effect Thursday, but in issuing a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida suggested that the law would be found unconstitutional.
Speaking of Florida, you can’t sue Facebook or Twitter from Florida. You have to sue them in California. I’m not a legal scholar and I don’t know why that is. I would suspect that a company would choose to set up shop in a state whose legal system was more likely to side with the company should an issue arise. If I’m a gun manufacturer, I’d rather be sued in Texas than in New York because my Texas judges will probably see it my way. Whatever the reasons, we all agree to file suit against Facebook and Twitter in California. When you sign up to use the platform, it says in the Terms of Service that any dispute you have must be filed in California.
It’s a done deal. Case closed, before it’s even open. Courts almost always uphold Terms of Service agreements unless there’s something egregiously illegal or unconstitutional in them, and specifying a jurisdiction in which to file a lawsuit is so commonplace, there’s no court that would even look twice at this filing from Florida. The Terms of Service agreement isn’t suddenly rendered invalid because you don’t like what you agreed to or you didn’t read it. It’s a legally binding contract that you agreed to, and if Trump wanted us to believe even for a second that he would pursue this lawsuit seriously, he would’ve at least bothered to file it in California. It’s so clearly Trump’s latest grift to wring money out of his cult, a way to keep his name trending, and another virtue-signaling tactic to his brainwashed followers that says, “hey…I’m still fighting for you guys.”
But he’s just fighting for his bank account.
Dr. Jill Biden for Vogue
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden covers Vogue this month and the accompanying write up is great.
I don’t feel like I know as much about her as I did about Michelle Obama, because the press were breathlessly reporting on every little Obama Tidbit, but Dr. Jill has firmly had me in her camp since I noticed how often she perfectly matches her gloves to her outfit.
This passage about the Navajo nation made me give her two snaps:
Dr. Biden’s trip to the Navajo Nation was, in fact, her third official visit to the tribal land—a fact that was lost on no one. (Business leader and Navajo advocate Clara Pratte says, “As someone who has worked in this field for a long time, I can tell you: This is not the norm. But it should be the norm.”) Dr. Biden’s last trip was two years ago, when she came to open “the very first cancer-treatment center on any American Indian reservation,” as the Navajo Nation’s first lady, Phefelia Nez, pointed out. Her husband, President Jonathan Nez, added that it was the Navajo Nation that helped put Biden over the top in Arizona, with “60, 70, even 80 percent turnout in some places.” There is a Navajo word, jooba’ii, that sounds like “Joe Biden” and means compassion, he said. “That’s how a lot of our elders remembered it at the polls.”
How about that. She’s the real deal.
Also: I love that this photo of Dr. Jill and her grandchildren from a couple of years ago pops up again. Annie Liebovitz did some good work here.
WaPo: 21 House Republicans vote against awarding Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded on Jan. 6
Twenty-one House Republicans on Tuesday voted against awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 violent attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
The measure passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support from 406 lawmakers. But the 21 Republicans who voted “no” drew immediate condemnation from some of their colleagues, and the vote underscored the lingering tensions in Congress amid efforts by some GOP lawmakers to whitewash the events of that day.
Imagine facing down an angry mob and putting your life on the line for a group of people who largely look past you day to day, and then having those people say “oh it wasn’t that bad” and refuse to give you recognition.
The way I would CUSS them out to their FACE. The GOP has no floor. Their party is in hell.
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