Friday, July 03, 2020
You might want to read up on the trash being said about white people. I wasn't raised this way. Who was?
Racism indeed is learned. From my perspective it's being learned by kids in school and college not by their parents. Most Americans are taught to work hard. Some are taught to be victims. Others are taught to worship the government and take handout money.
Megan Clark:owl: 9:02 PM
From White Fragility:
“My psychosocial development was inculcated in a white supremacist culture in which I am in the superior group. Telling me to treat everyone the same is not enough to override this socialization; nor is it humanly possible. I was raised in a society that taught me that there was no loss in the absence of people of color—that their absence was a good and desirable thing to be sought and maintained—while simultaneously denying that fact. This attitude has shaped every aspect of my self-identity: my interests and investments, what I care about or don’t care about, what I see or don’t see, what I am drawn to and what I am repelled by, what I can take for granted, where I can go, how others respond to me, and what I can ignore. Most of us would not choose to be socialized into racism and white supremacy. Unfortunately, we didn’t have that choice. While there is variation in how these messages are conveyed and how much we internalize them, nothing could have exempted us from these messages completely. Now it is our responsibility to grapple with how this socialization manifests itself in our daily lives and how it shapes our responses when it is challenged.”
The reality is the book burning is underway, many other dissidents, anti-communists, intellectuals and speakers have had channels destroyed today.
The goal of course is to remove the middle, to remove those of us who are looking for peaceful solutions, rational solutions, practical, rational and philosophical solutions to sociological differences and take us out.
Essentially so there is no center to society and everyone can gravitate to the extremes, where in the tinderbox of violence can be lit in a revolutionary conflagration of brutality.
RESIST THAT TEMPTATION.
Who told us a sign was a hate symbol?
Where did we see it the first time?
Is this happening everywhere?
Is there a systemic uncontrolled hate ideology?
We certainly know that some words make our hair raise.
There are power words which escalate situations.
There are words that calm us.
What do you see daily?
Do you login to social media and check in on what national news happened 20 min ago? Or maybe less than that?
Is there a daily news outlet that you check into which assigns the stories which shape your thought process?
Or do we all have one on one associations and meet people daily and just get a hate filled experience that makes us seriously consider just going back home?
For me and I suspect most of us, we have regular experiences and community reactions in our day. Maybe not all of them loving, but Also not this pervasive hate filled atmosphere. I know when I go outside people are more than happy to help you, talk And interact because they also want to finish their tasks and move on. In general most people's lives get them through the next day.
Until someone has a bad day that is.
But do we judge our selves, our community or our country by the bad days or the good ones?
Do we assign ourselves pain and guilt for others, or are we actually being harmed?
Of course we should feel, we should listen And understand. But outside our social circle how do we assign these feelings other than stories?
Do we really have the whole story, the whole history of a situation? Or just a sound byte transmitted over news or social media posts at 166 characters.
Facebook and Twitter were designed to assign you emotions based on dopamine recepters specifically targeting our pleasure centers. News outlets have been programming us with assignments of feelings in order to keep you around through the advertising cycle. The websites and online news keep you around to see the ads.
So where do you get your thoughts assigned? Just ponder a moment and assess your input stream of consciousness.
Has anyone waited 1… 2 ... 5 ... or 5 days to read or digest what is happening out there? Anyone subscribe to the Sunday paper and read the news of the week And see how it actually trended and worked out?
I offer a simple idea that we are so overloaded with information that our flight or flight responses are being manipulated.
For those in a war zone those responses are real based on their reality.
For those of us in a big city you have a reality based in a complex and fluid reality.
In rural our suburbs you have a more relaxed reality.
How about if you live on a farm with acres of land around you? What is your life then? Does social media really matter?
How do you assign thought and reality to yourself?
How should we deal with historical artifacts, statutues that tell us where we are?
What is Marxism?
Why are the BLM founders and organizer trained Marxists? Who trained them and for what reason?
Was Occupy Wall Street an attempt to bring down the country as well?
Maybe we should look at what we have here and what we share in America and seriously consider just how priveleged we are.
If we have to fight and rumble over statues and CHAD autonomous zones over social media then we have come a long way. We have built something pretty wonderous so let's get back to how great our lives are and not what kind of victims we are.
Just how on earth do we make it through the day knowing people die, women get assaulted and general dasterdly shit goes on in this world?
Maybe, just maybe we need to be adults and understand that Jesus saves but life sucks. We go onward, we raise awareness but let's take responsibility for our part of the world.
Do we blame an organization? Who do we hold responsible? How about the people who cimitted the atyrocities in the first place? It seems the military, cirporations, police departments and governments are all responsible for what? Being too damn big to hold accountBle.
How about all the CEOs that retired from companies at the beginning of 2020?
How about the too big to fail banks?
How about those large Liberal cities And government who blame their problems on everyone else except themsevlezs.
How about Congress insists our problems stem from the other political party and not thier own?
I can boil this all down to personal responsibility because when the hard stuff to understand happens we just want to blame someone else.
So you want to pass a new bill through Congress for protection? From what? Human nature? Someone killed your daughter, you hold the individual accountable but now you want more? How about checking how strong organization are that already defend our rights in Washington.
Missing and Exploited Children Foundation was created when a young boy was abducted and killed. America's Most Wanted tv show came out of that same tragedy.
The Polly Klaas Foundation came out of a horrible tragedy when a young girl was abducted and murdered.
So many organizations start because of grief. But ultimately what do they accomplish? I see a lot of good in the foundations I just mentioned
But how about BLM or Black Lives Matter? This was founded from Marxists organizers starting riots throughout America with massive funding to tear apart the country using false and misleading information on the details of the aleged misdeeds.
If you protest make sure you do your homework. Make sure what you are protesting has some foundation.
I protested the big banks and the Federal Reserve since 2008. I did research. Occupy Wall Street came out of a movement to bring some sanity to the too big too fail companies. Those same companies called Essential Business today.
Occupy started with said research and had a lot of foundation. But when the Marxists took over they destroyed the movement and it devolved into something like what CHAz was. Everybody ignored it then.
When the Marxists come in they only want to foment a color revolution against class races or the worker and the boss. They don't seem to care for a true revolution like what Ron Paul started
So beware of organized protests of the trained protestors with perfectly made protest signs and buckets of rocks on every other cor Dr that magically show up in the morning.
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
There didn't seem to be any articles on why not to give the IRS or your states tax board your banking information. So I created one.
I fit into a class of person who fell on hard times many years ago and had to ask for public assistance. My wife and I used California Healthy Family assistance to have 2 children and make ends meet during a rough patch.
What came out of that experience was I appreciated working and I appreciated my wife taking care of business at home including raising the boys. I so enjoyed spending time at home but I felt like a failure some days when I couldn't provide properly and we were sparsly eating.
Skip forward slightly and I bounced back and got a job. But then because I was now flush with so-called wealth the government came calling. After not being able to resolve their list for money they just took it from my bank account.
How did they know? Well. Because I used direct deposit when I needed assistance. Yes the government can find out where you bank, but it turns out they always fall back on where you tell them, just like vampires.
So then it plunged me into another struggle in having to tell the bank where my house money was and the kids we had to pull some food from the freezer again. You see they just took the money and told the bank to hold onto it like some debt collector. Oh wait. They were.
I was on the phone with these agencies for a week before I worked it out. I had to drive down to the IRS and California revenue board and promise my first born and next several paychecks to them in return.
So you never leave the clutches of the "family" they always pull you back in.
From that moment on I have been paralyzed in keeping any significant money in a bank. Which of course presents it's own troubles like how do you cash checks etc.
I am blessed I came out the other end and have a thriving life. It wasn't the government but my own force of will that I will remember.
In this day of Corona hysteria don't give the government your banking info. Just have them mail it to you. Deposit or cash it anywhere other than your primary bank.
I have a throw away bank who are down to earth people, just so I have a place to deposit and take out money or make cashier's checks. I don't use a large mega corporation to store money. I have some debit card online accounts and good old hard cash rotating as I need it.
You can read some older 2008 posts I have but Silver and real money came in handy too as I went through hard times. Including now. These lessons will sit with me for a while and I have stories to tell you and my boys now.