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When Afrocity is “Periodically Down” November 11, 2009

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From Contra Obama

Before I begin my post, I wanted to say thank you to all of our veterans. Our country is grateful to our nation’s military service members, both active duty and veterans, for their dedication, courage and service.

Our veterans have demonstrated their perseverance but I will not tell a lie.

I am not as strong.

I am discouraged. Too discouraged to write anything. I need inspiration.

While I am watching children in Chicago die, soldiers die, America die–soon my faith in the people to actually do the right thing in 2010 will be dead.

Some of my fellow citizens are actually saying that waht Maj. Hasan did was O.K. because he had PTSD, because war is bad and his actions were just an illustration of “America’s chickens coming home to roost”.

Why should this surprise me? After all a dear acquaintance of mine spent 20 minutes telling me what a great man Fidel Castro is- that he is hated by the United States because he is “black” or “of color”.

Although Barack Obama took special pains to make an appearance at the Fort Hood memorial yesterday, somehow I got the  feeling that Obama and the mainstream media is just not that into it.


Chris Matthews as we know, naturally is an idiot. His words are yet another display of the brain limiting function of liberal media spin. It seems hardly a coincidence that these journalists jump on the anti-Bush, right wingers are paranoid train no matter how heinous an act someone commits.

Ignorance can be bliss but it is also dangerous.

My only spark lies with the news that some independently minded voters are looking anew at Republicans.

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Afrocity

From Gallup:

Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 Vote

Registered voters prefer Republicans for the House, 48% to 44%

by Jeffrey M. Jones

PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup’s generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month.

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16 Responses to “When Afrocity is “Periodically Down””

  1. Tinderella Says:

    Thank you, Afrocity.

    Did you hear what Chris Matthews said re: U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan attempting to contact Al Qaeda through someone in another country?

    He said something like, “Is it illegal to call Al Qaeda? It’s not, is it?”

    I’m grateful today that my father and all the other men in my family who served in WWII are long dead.
    They would never have asked whether it was okay to call Hitler, Mussolini, or Tojo. They wouldn’t believe what’s happening to this country today.

    My dad’s cousin was killed in Germany in 1944, when he was 19.
    He was a medic who earned two Bronze Stars for saving men while under fire; he was killed in the second incident. Nobody really called him a hero. He just did his duty. Many other ordinary young men like him have gone to war for this country, died for this country. Now our leaders are telling us to feel sorry for an American officer who killed and wounded American soldiers because he was a Muslim who didn’t want to be deployed to Afghanistan, where American troops would be fighting Afghan troops, who are also Muslim. He wouldn’t have had to go into the field and do any killing himself, of course, being a psychiatrist. So instead he did some killing here.

    Besides that, Congress, at Obama’s suggestion, is selling us out to the banks, the auto industry and now, unless we can stop the bill in the Senate, the health care industry.

    We may be seeing the end of the republic, so I feel down today, too.

    • Holly Says:

      It’s only the end if we allow it.

      Chris Matthews is a prick, Mayor Daley is a prick (It’s not fanatical Islam that kills people, American’s love of guns do), and all of those that excuse and curb their language in the face of actual terrorism are unworthy of the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform. Without freedom of speech, Democracy dies and these people are accomplices in the death to Freedom of Speech.

      Freedom of Speech is the single most important right we are fighting for right now. Yes, it can be ugly at times, but dammit it’s worth it. We need to respect one another and I think we do in this country, but we also have to respect one another enought to speak the truth. We have turned matter-of-fact matters into complicated monstrosities. You know what, if someone wants to know who “Mark” is and he is only black person in a room full of white people, it’s okay to point out the obvious instead of going, “he’s the one with the black pants, with a white button up shirt next to the guy in the green shirt…” Our Constitution is color-blind, our legal system is color-blind, and we are called by God to see without the prejudice of color, but that does not mean we can’t acknowledge that we have different pigmentation. Acknowledgement does not equal racism; it means your black, I’m white and it doesn’t matter. Another scenario: Two girls are hanging out and one of them asks the other about whether or not one of her male friends has a girlfriend. To this question she responds no, and the friend in shock asks, “why not?” The friend says, “well…you know…” No, I don’t know because I’m distracted by you waving your hands around like a little fairy! Just say he’s gay. If your friend is out, then just say it. If someone is a Muslim terrorist, say it. We treat everything like it’s a four letter word and Diversity is the new god. Don’t be disrespectful or practice hate towards someone of a different race, religion, sexuality, gender, etc. because if you do you are probably a hateful, bigoted, racist. But pointing out the truth after all of the facts are collected does not equate to hate, it equates to reality.

      They can play nice at the unholy alter of diversity all they want, but I’m not following; I’m not going to shut my mouth, and just to piss them off, I think I’m going to be louder from now on.

  2. manbearpig68 Says:

    I’m sure it’s tough to keep finding inspiration to roll out the posts. You’re head starts swimming after a while when there is so many bad things happening at the same. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Today everybody should show that they are grateful to the Veterans that served to preserve the beliefs that our country was built on.

  3. John Morris Says:

    Don’t despair there’s light at the end of every tunnel.

    Trouble is that it’s often an oncomming train.

    Ever heard of a guy named John Galt? He had a few ideas.

  4. Holly Says:

    Afrocity,

    For whatever it means, you do inspire. Your life and your words inspire. You may not serve in uniform, but you contribute everyday in pursuing freedom of thought and individual independence, and without that pursuit, the men and women who wear that uniform, died in that uniform, and died for the ability for our nation to have a uniform, would be lost.

    You know, my father a few years back began our family geneology and it so happens that my father’s side came over on the Mayflower. He is an official member of the Mayflower Society. He was so proud when he received the official letter, not because he did anything to deserve it, but the history behind that letter; the very beginnings of what you and I call home.

    Sometimes I feel guilty because my family fought in the Revolutionary war, Civil war, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf, and my brother serves today, but I remain at home. I was talking to my sister about this and we discussed that although it is true, her nor I serve this country in uniform, we must never stop fighting to preserve the freedoms at home that they defend abroad. We must move beyond this form of voices and build a collection of bodies that advance the Original Spirit of our Founding Fathers.

    I hope that those of us who appreciate our veteran’s and those serving, will emulate how they served and continue to serve: all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualty, and ages, stand side by side, as Americans, to preserve the right for mankind to be Free.

    To all those who have served and do serve…Thank you.

  5. Janis Cortese Says:

    PTSD makes it okay? I hope that poor girl who got gang-raped in Richmond wakes up one day and starts spraying bullets. Somehow, I doubt the PTSD excuse will fly for HER, though.

    Harassment on the job (no matter how long ago) makes it okay? Hell, that just gave ME the excuse to start setting off bombs! Whoops, sorry. Not only am I a civilized human being and not going to do that, but I forgot I’m also just a girl and hence have no built-in excuse to go on a rampage when things fail to go my way.

  6. Marcy Says:

    Not to put pressure on you, but what Holly said is so true — your words do inspire. And what manbearpig said is also so true — events just seem overwhelming. And it seems like nothing we do makes any difference. My Rep and Senators truly do not give a shit how the voters feel about the Obama/Pelosi/Reed agenda. They call themselves blue dogs but time after time these cowards vote in support of the greedy, power-hungry sociopath who is inhabiting the White House, and who seems intent on destroying this country and everything it has always stood for. He should have been ashamed to show his face at Fort Hood the way he is refusing to acknowledge this was an act of terrorism, and he practically refused to acknowledge at all the shootings of the young soldiers at the Little Rock recruiting center by a young Muslim extremist. And he continues to dither about Afghanistan, letting the soldiers who are already there just twist in the wind while he’s keeping his busy schedule of bamboozling, partying and posing.

    But your graph showing Republicans beating Democrats is a ray of hope (real hope, not the kind being peddled by Obama). I have left the Democratic Party forever, and while I’m still not quite ready to become a registered Republican, I’ll be doing everything I can to see that as many Democrats as possible are sent packing at the next election.

  7. gs Says:

    I’ve been feeling the same way. Thanks for this post, which helped me clarify my attitude.

    Assume a bad scenario. Suppose you knew that our prosperity will be dissipated and this beloved country, this last best hope of man, will be squandered. Unnecessarily. Tragically. Inevitably.

    What would you do?

    The point, IMHO, is to follow your conscience; to act virtuously but prudently; to act because it’s the right thing to do, rather than to bring about an outcome.

  8. Holly Says:

    http://hillbuzz.org/2009/11/10/thank-you-former-president-george-w-bush-and-former-first-lady-laura-bush/

    I miss everday of his presidency. Watch some of the videos in the comment section…He was the strength we all needed.

  9. The thing is that Maj. Hasan did not have PTSD because he has never been in combat. The people that keep bringing up PTSD are just trying to find anything other than religion that motivated a man to start killing people while yelling “Allahu Akbar”. Now I know you can get PSTD from other things such as car wreaks and such but every time someone brings up the PTSD angle they always talk about him being in the army even though nothing in his army career so far could have caused PTSD.

    So what was the real reason, the one no one want’s to talk about?

    • aussie Says:

      Now that I realize that I have had a mild case of PTSD which has been around for 50 years, let me explain why it is that there is no way that Hasan had the disorder.

      There is an excellent article available on another blog called GatewayPundit. Jim Hoft picked up on a returned soldier who had lost his arm as the result of an IED. The soldier is a champion logger. Anyway, this young man describes perfectly what it means to have PTSD. One thing is certain that victims of trauma do not go around shooting other people.

      My own mild case goes back to a near fatal car accident. I have no memory of the actual crash. There is just a blank even though I have memories of before and after the crash (I was about 4 and a half at the time). Over the years I have been very jumpy every time I see a car approaching from the left. I do have mild panic when this happens. I learned to live with it a long time ago, and my family laughs about my reactions. However, naming why I do that helps me to live with it and to just recognize there is no need to be frightened.

      Now none of this is relevant to Hasan. What we do not know about him is whether he showed signs of being radicalized before he went to the mosque near D.C. It seems that he went there at around the time that two of the terrorists who attacked on September 11 were there. The imam of that mosque was a radical and he fled to Yemen not long after the September 11 attack. Hasan admired this Imam and he seems to have been guided by him. The question is, did it happen before or after his parents died.

      It is just so very obvious that Hasan was a radicalized Muslim who committed an act of jihad when he shot and killed 13 other people, and wounded another 40.

  10. yttik Says:

    Things are always darkest before the dawn. I see a Republican backlash coming, a tidal wave that’s going to sweep the country. I’m not impressed with the Republican party, but this shift seems right, it’s the natural order of things. It’s justice, it’s what the Dems have brought upon themselves.

    It’s one of wonderful things about America, we really do have a revolution of sorts every few years which pulls us back from the brink of disaster and makes sure nobody gains complete and total power.

    This too shall pass. It always does.

  11. John Morris Says:

    “This too shall pass. It always does.”

    Sorry, I can’t agree with that. Humans are beings with a “volitional consciousness”.

    We can chose to take notice of facts, search for truth, make mental connections and then act accordingly or we can choose not to.

    Human history and the 20th century is filled with countries that slid from bad to worse, to worse. It’s not automatic. It could go either way and it’s up to us to decide. But if we make the wrong insane collectivist choices we have been making we cannot escape the inevitable chaos, disaster and poverty they will result in.

  12. John Morris Says:

    “It’s one of wonderful things about America, we really do have a revolution of sorts every few years which pulls us back from the brink of disaster and makes sure nobody gains complete and total power.”

    I also want to point out that this is also a false statement.

    Since Woodrow Wilson the country’s government power has grown and individual rights declined with almost every administration. The speed picked up obviously after FDR. There have been modest variations in the speed of our decline but no reversal at all in course.

    Ronald Reagan did a much better job at telling us what was going on and getting people to think about it than actually reversing the path of government growth. I don’t blame him too much- he did what he could with what he had.

    We are very close to the point of no return. Look at the FCC moves and threats against Fox and independent media. Look at the Supreme Court which hasn’t defended the Constitution in years.

    My family was partly from Poland and I still have relatives there.
    They told me how hard it was to have anybody speak up because most people worked for the government or depended on it in some way. That’s what’s going on here.

    We are at the end of the road. To avoid disaster the car now actually has to turn around and go back.

  13. John Morris Says:

    I hope these charts help show what’s really going on.

    Americans better get a grip on one thing. No country can deny reality forever. Right now we are getting a break because we are viewed as “too big to fail”.

    We are literally a few short term bond auctions from absolute disaster.

  14. John Morris Says:

    Ooops, I was hoping I could post them.


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