‘President” Obama issued a statement yesterday, about the brave Navy Seals, and all the men who were murdered in Benghazi— he gave a brief statement to honor their courage:
Instead, he said this:
“The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher.”
(Translation: The reason I’m so upset about this boy being murdered is because, Trayvon, was so much like me at his age, he could have been my son. He smoked grass, he liked to get high, just like I did. He hated ‘crackers’ and even looked like me. It’s uncanny how much he looks like me—-so, I’m upset too. So is every black basketball player, hip-hop singer, and everyone else who contributes to our America. So yes, I feel your pain. So I want to thank all my friends, Beyonce, and you know, just everybody that is as shocked as I am. And I need the black people to get back to the polls one more time…)
“But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities.”
(Translations: Screw the Chicano boy. His parents don’t count. Be cool. Zimmerman can never go out in public again. I’ll see to that. HEY! You white people need to stop profiling black kids. The reason they burn down buildings and rob stores is because you people are so racist….and uh…I can’t blame them. We need more compassion for the black men who can’t find jobs.)
“We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this.”
(Right. We need to get guns out of the hands of citizens. We need to repeal the 2nd amendment. And I need to use this opportunity to push that fact home.)
“As citizens, that’s a job for all of us. That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”
(HONOR Trayvon Martin? What did he do but smash some guys head into concrete? For what? Beating up somebody who wanted to know what he was doing?)
Where’s the Justice?
It’s okay, we’ll wait.
Today I thought this comment, (and all the comments about how Trayvon is dead meat from all of Obama’s fans) was the only one I could agree with.
Today I am embarrassed to be an American…my heart goes out to the Martin family.
—– Toni Braxton
You know what Toni? I’m embarrassed to be an American too. This is only about the 483rd time in my life that I have had to witnessed black people running around burning buildings, attacking innocent people, destroying their own neighborhoods, killing their own people, (and others) robbing for fun, and generally, acting like spoiled brats.
I am also embarrassed that we have a President who deliberately incites riots across the country.
I am also embarrassed for the whole black Obama-nation who are out rioting right now: Jesse Jackson for inciting riots: and CNN—who has not talked about anything else the whole day but how “Zimmerman is the most hated man in America.”
I beg…to differ. I can think of another candidate…maybe you should take a poll.
Who’s the most hated man in America right now?
Obama, or Zimmerman?
Enquiring minds want to know.
Of all the fine black minds in America, we had to get YOU! Good god almighty.
Okay…so Joran doesn’t exactly have the slick look of the other internet guru’s. When Tom Beebe (Thanks Tom) sent me an article about this guy last week, I must admit, besides being upset about the “cashless’ society that the internet is taking us, I had not thought much about the other side— but I am now.
So Nobody Asks: Is there a downside to the internet?
Men love to invent…and thank God. For the short time they have been here, they went from clubbing each other with clubs, to threatening each other with the atomic bomb proving that many inventions have a double edge sword. One’s man’s ceiling is another man’s floor, and even Paul Simon would admit that he’d rather be a hammer than a nail.
While the sheer genius of the atomic bomb can be marveled at…the world is now in continuous fear of the next ‘nuclear’ attack, and some of us wish that it had never been invented..and did they REALLY think the future consequences of it through?
And so it is with the new digital technology–like the atomic bomb it is having a downside effect. With all the wonderment that has come with the ease of home computers, there is a man who is pointing out, that it could be the destruction of us all.
And that’s where Jaron Lanier comes in. Jaron was a Silicon Valley digital rock star. He was a pioneer and publicizer of virtual-reality technology (computer-simulated experience. ) and knew all the big guys; Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg, —-Google, Facebook, etc…and he is so upset about what he has created, he is going around the world and warning the rich guys…of what he calls, “digital Maoism.”
Jaron Lanier, calls this “digital Maoism” indicting “internet intellectuals” like Facebook and Google of being “spy agencies.” He wants to subvert the “hive mind,” as the web world’s been called, before it engulfs us all, destroys political discourse, economic stability, the dignity of personhood and leads to “social catastrophe.” Instead of an ever-upward enlightenment, it is just as likely, he argues, that the crowds will devolve into an online lynch mob.
And who could deny this? Remember how excited Obama was about the Arab Spring? Remember how it was declared that the whole thing came about because of FACEBOOK? Without FACEBOOK the riots would not have evolved. But what came of that? While Zuckerberg was taking victory laps with Obama’s plans to get rid of Mubarak, a huge vacuum was created and the Muslim brotherhood jumped into that hole, and took the reigns of power, leaving the ‘useful idiots” staring at their cell phones and wondering what the hell happened.
And Jason sees this as not a good thing. It’s Mob rule…which is what democracy is, and our founders hated it. He explains it as:
“An enabling and foreshadowing of mob rule, not a growth of democracy, but an accretion of tribalism. But it slowly is turning us into a nation of hate-filled trolls. We have economic fear combined with everybody joined together on these instant twitchy social networks which are designed to create mass action. What does it sound like to you? It sounds to me like the prequel to potential social catastrophe.”
And then there’s the economic side, which is much more damaging. Here’s more:
“I’d had a career as a professional musician and what I started to see is that once we made information free, it wasn’t that we consigned all the big stars to the bread lines. They still had mega tour profits. Instead, it was the middle-class people who were consigned to the bread lines. And that was a very large body of people. And all of a sudden there was this weekly ritual, sometimes even daily: ‘Oh, we need to organize a benefit because so and so who’d been a manager of this big studio that closed its doors has cancer and doesn’t have insurance. We need to raise money so he can have his operation.’
And I realized this was a hopeless, stupid design of society and that it was our fault. It really hit on a personal level—this isn’t working. And I think you can draw an analogy to what happened with communism, where at some point you just have to say there’s too much wrong with these experiments. So by taking value off the books, you’re actually shrinking the economy.” whoever has the biggest computer can analyze everyone else to their advantage and concentrate wealth and power. [Meanwhile], it’s shrinking the overall economy. I think it’s the mistake of our age.”
Since Jason is a musician also, he sees the damage here. Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg, they just don’t get it because the ONLY job they ever had was creating the internet. But when you’re a musician you dream of the hit record, and with free downloads…the monetary rewards of original music went out with the proverbial free downloads onto your hard drive.
And not just musicians…the whole print industry has been changed: thousands of newspapers and magazines have shut down. Think of how many journalists have lost their jobs. And SO much misinformation is put on the internet, it’s hard to tell what’s true and what isn’t.
Many of our schools are getting rid of books, and giving the kids IPADS. They have stopped teaching cursive writing…texting will become so big in the future, that future generations will not even know how to make a complete sentence. Already in China, the kids are forgetting how to read, because all they do is text. Not to mention the waste of time everyone spends on their computers.
AND…when everything is online: books, money—- all that you do and say will go to the few people who run the world and who will have the power to completely control every single thing. Jaron is right. Jason even goes so far as to blame the housing crash on the internet:
“The rise of networking has coincided with the loss of the middle class, instead of an expansion in general wealth, which is what should happen. But if you say we’re creating the information economy, except that we’re making information free, then what we’re saying is we’re destroying the economy.”
To my mind a over leveraged unsecured mortgage is exactly the same thing as a pirated music file. It’s somebody’s value that’s been copied many times to give benefit to some distant party. In the case of the music files, it’s to the benefit of an advertising spy like Google [which monetizes your search history], and in the case of the mortgage, it’s to the benefit of a fund manager somewhere. But in both cases all the risk and the cost is radiated out toward ordinary people and the middle classes—and even worse, the overall economy has shrunk in order to make a few people more.”
We read of online bullying leading to teen suicides in the United States and, in China, there are reports of well-organized online virtual lynch mobs forming…digital Maoism.”
You know, too many of us know someone who has been grieviously hurt by the internet. I know a man whose girlfriend got mad at him, and went online to FACEBOOK and told all kinds of horror stories to their whole network of friends, and it even got back to his work. They were lies, and somehow he forgave her, and they made up, but the damage had been done. This is happening to millions daily. There is no recourse in court….in fact the law can’t keep up with it.
And if you think that the powerful people will think twice about hurting society, remember the story of Zuckerberg. When he first invented FACEBOOK as a student, he put up a very demoralizing contest and rated all the women on his campus as “ugly” or “cute” and everyone on campus got to have fun putting down women. Typical liberal. He was old enough to have a moral compass, but he had none.
It was…disgusting….and yet, Zuckerberg was forgiven for such an insidious prank because he was a genius. The question is, when these young, rich, and sometimes very immature boys work with Presidents, you DO have a Maoism. Zuckerberg has moved to China to avoid taxes.
No doubt Zuckerberg thinks he is saving the world, he’s not like Jaron who sees beyond himself. You COULD say that the internet is a young technology..it will work out the bugs in time.
I’m sure they thought the same thing about nuclear warfare. But unlike the atomic bomb…so far, we’ve been kept pretty safe from it..it doesn’t affect our daily lives. But the internet is working it’s magic every single day. Hopefully…Jaron will make the rich elites think: After all…he’s right…we are NOT gadgets….but like the ‘ape’: We sure do love them.
This video was taken not far from my house. That is the Hazelwood Chief of Police, arresting a man who was trying to save a life. I know that highway, and nobody would have hit that fire engine, because it’s right before an exist where two lanes are sectioned off already, and the speed signs are reduced for ten miles before they get there. I would have expected nothing less of the Chief of Hazelwood because I have seen him in action.
More of that in a second:
Right now in America, we have a first. We have a sitting President, a X-Vice President, a former Speaker of the House, and several prominent members of the black Congressional caucus daily encouraging all their people to riot. Revolution. Go ahead citizens and young kids…riot.
So far, not one of them have condone violence on the side of the rioters. MSNBC wants a KENT State moment. Can you even believe they said that? Kill some kids to get Obama’s Jobs Bill passed?
For that statement, Nobody suggest that those reporters volunteer their own kids..for the cause of course.
It’s only a matter of time, before one policeman, in fear for his life in the middle of a mob, loses it and hurts or kills someone.
I’ve seen it before.
Many of you know that I made my living as a drummer. Six nights a week, I would play till one in the morning, and then sometimes I had to load equipment. One night after work, my husband (who had left me a year before to go “find himself”) decided to follow me home from work. At the time, I think he was trying to get back with me.
So, it’s 3 in the morning. No cars were seen within miles. I pulled out on a green light to make a left into a side street, but one car that I was waiting for slowed down, almost stopped. There I was left sitting in the middle of the yellow light, which turned red, because the guy who had been coming towards me at 40mph slowed down to almost…2. (no doubt he was stoned.) I could have backed up. But the guy had almost stopped. So I turned on a red.
Of course, he saw the police car that I didn’t, and that’s why he slowed down.
I didn’t even go one block and got pulled over.
The guy was short, and looked mad. He came up to the car, and told me to get out. Now understand, I had a van. Johnny (Not his real name.) was right behind me and saw what was going on and pulled up behind my car and parked.
“GET BACK INTO YOUR CAR!”
“Officer, that’s my husband. It’s okay. He’s just making sure I get home okay.”
The cop instantly went into some kind of furious anger mode. I was beginning to wonder if he had just stopped me because I was a pretty blond, and he wanted to get a look. Why else make me get out of the car?
He yelled, “Sir, if you do not get back into your car I will arrest you.!”
Of course, we thought that was pretty silly.
Now, imagine. I’ve never had a ticket, did not drink, did not do drugs, and we both looked at each other in disbelief and said “Can’t we just stand her while you write the ticket?, it’s his car too you know.”
Honestly. Since we had done nothing wrong, but went through a red light at 3 in the morning, and it was obvious we were sober, I couldn’t believe his anger. You might think it crazy, but we felt it was our right to be able to stand on the side of the road.
He wanted ME to stand and Johnny to get back in his car. We were both about as threatening as cows chewing their cuds. Johnny was dressed in a shirt and tie.
Within second, the cop slammed him hard up against the car, and tried to handcuff him.
We were both like “WHAT?”
John, like any man surprised kept saying “What did I do?” and within minutes the officer got him on the ground.
Then he made a call in, and in less than 3 minutes five cop cars pulled up, sirens blazing, and Johnny was pinned down on the ground face first. It all happened so fast I really couldn’t believe it.
At least twenty cops surrounded him, some with their guns drawn. They were waiting for someone. That someone came driving in, and hopped out of his car, RAN to Johnny who was lying face first on the ground, and when he got up to Johnny, he put the barrel of his gun to his head and said:
”You ever do that again buddy, I’ll put a hole right through your head, you understand?.”
As soon as I saw this scene, (Everyone had forgotten completely about me.) I went running toward the scene…
”Whoa–WAIT, hey, I know this guy, this is a traffic ticket guys..MY ticket…there is no crime here, he’s my husband…what are you doing?!”
I was NOT going to stand by and watch an innocent man die.
I yelled again… “HEY. Put those guns away, that’s my husband and this is just a traffic ticket…COME ON! YOU DO NOT NEED GUNS HERE, he didn’t do a thing!”
They all turned around and looked at me, and very quietly put their guns up.
Of course, they realized —they had a witness.
One guy as quick as an eye, grabbed me and pulled so far away, so fast I was dizzy.
The good news: I probably saved his life. It was 3 in the morning and those guys were just freaking bananas ready to kill someone. They had the wrong guy.
Something else had to have happened to those men that night, to get a whole gaggle of cops in a lynching tizzy, before my fabulous left-hand turn. I will never know, and cops won’t tell you.
Johnny got a fine of $800 for parking in a no- parking zone, and my ticket was…excused.
I have never forgotten my encounter with the Hazelwood police because I don’t want to believe that cops are that stupid, that trigger happy, and that dangerous, to point a gun at someone’s head who really did nothing but stand next to his wife on the curb.
It scared the crap out of me.
So, why are the police so…quick to draw first? I asked one once. He told me they are always scared. Their worst fear is that someone will pull their gun out of their own hands or holster and shot them.
Nobody thinks that they are scared. Period. Not to mention, maybe they’ve seen too many cop movies.
And god love them, they have an awful job nowadays. We all know that.
So, for a President and all his friends and cronies to invite and promote the kinds of riots we are seeing, they are putting not only people but the police force in danger too.
That in itself is an unforgivable crime against the American people.
And they rule us. God help us all.
(Thanks to amfortas for the video)