Sunday, August 14, 2016

Black Lives Matter? Yes , But all Lives Matter, don't they?

  So Milwaukee had rioters, looters, arsonists and people guilty of physical assault out in force last night. Many were under the banner of Black Lives Matter, a group that is trying to raise awareness of police violence against blacks. The ironic thing is that the very unlawful actions of these people last night is a stark reminder of why blacks represent a disproportionate amount of the people  in the criminal justice system.   There is video of the mob targeting white people , which is racist , although many blacks try to say blacks can't be racist.  I have always found that statement to be total bullshit, anyone can be racist. Anyone targeting or discriminating against another person because of race is in fact a racist. That's just simple logic so please don't try to feed me a line of BS about blacks being above that and being incapable of racism because of their position in the power structure. Speaking of which, this is 2016 , we have a 1/2 black person in the highest office in the land. This nation has come a long ways in terms of the racial divide.  Blacks have come a long way from the civil rights movement in the 1960's when we had the earlier rounds of racial riots. The actions of last night by the individuals involved are born out of frustration and hate but are counter productive to the greater goal of a more equal and equitable society.

 I can understand the frustration in the black community about police targeting them unfairly , but I have a hard time being sympathetic when looking at the big picture after examining the full facts in some of these cases. The Michal Brown story of the "Gentile Giant" seems to be urban myth seeing that he had just robbed a store and from what was witnessed by black people, assaulted a police officer and had tried to get his gun. According to a lot of reports the whole " hands up , don't shoot" was a myth started by some people in the neighborhood.  I wasn't there so I can't testify to the whole facts of the matter that happened in Ferguson, but there is generally two sides to every story and the truth is almost always somewhere in the middle of those opinions.

Last night in Milwaukee the rioting was sparked by someone getting shot by a police officer. That person was fleeing a traffic stop and was carrying a stolen semiautomatic pistol. So essentially the crowd is tearing shit up and assaulting white people because a man with a long rap sheet , is resisting arrest and was armed  with a stolen loaded gun. I'm sorry they are frustrated , but with those facts in mind, I just can't get behind them! What they are doing is total BS! This is not the way to get sympathy for your cause!

 Where is Black Lives Matter on the Black on Black crime? Apparently Black Lives only matter when a cop is doing the shooting? Chicago had one of the most violent weeks on record a couple of weeks back , where was the Black Lives Matters outrage on that?

 Apparently a lot of Black Lives Matters and Politically Correct people get all butt-hurt and offended when someone says "All Lives Matter" .  I guess it offends them and diminishes the point BLM are trying to make. So what was the point of last night ... was it ... " We are a black mob , pissed that a repeat offender with a stolen loaded weapon was shot by a police officer doing his job, so we are going to loot, burn , beat up white people and cause chaos to vent our rage"?  If so , good job , you got that point across loud and clear and now Black Lives Matters looks more like a domestic hate group then it did the previous day!

 The PC crowd at a university recently punished a student for saying "all lives matter". They want them to jump though all sorts of hoops to get them to get them to recant the statement. Personally I think the student should just tell the university to fuck off and go to school elsewhere. People have a right to their opinions and should not be forced into a little PC pigeon hole. Especially for saying "all lives matter"!
                           ALL LIVES MATTER! point blank ... ALL LIVES MATTER!

 Black, Yellow, Red, Brown, White and every variation  of those colors and shades matter. We are the human race, and at the end of the day we are fundamentally the same inside! God is no respecter of color, he doesn't care what the color of your skin is , he judges the heart.  The color of your skin doesn't matter , whether you act like a racist destructive asshole does matter !

  I get that the Black community is frustrated with what is seen as organized police discrimination , but part of that they bring on themselves. Not from the color of their skin but by their actions and attitudes. Would  Michal Brown still be alive today had he not ripped off a store and then resisted arrest? Most likely!
  Cops have a tough job. I am not saying there isn't bad cops , but there is more good cops than bad. The Black community doesn't want to be judged by a few destructive assholes among them , why should the police community be judged harshly by the few bad apples? Cops are routinely tossed into bad situations with very bad , out of control people. The last thing they need is someone getting an attitude while they are doing dangerous work!  If you run from a cop , carrying a gun , and look like you are going to shoot at them , guess what, you are most likely going to get shot! If you try to take a gun from a cop, you are going to get shot! If you display a bad attitude with a cop when you get pulled over, then you are going to get attitude back! However , if you treat a cop with respect when he pulls you over and realize that they have a hard job , one that puts their life on the line virtually everyday you are going to be fine. Every time a cop pulls someone over they have to be ready for some dumb ass to possibly shoot them! It helps to be respectful to the cops when they are doing their job.

  Having said that , I have seen the videos posted on line where cops get carried away and rough people up for no apparent reason. Respect needs to be a two way street in these dealing. Somewhere along the way society has just spun out of control and we really need to get back to where things are a lot more civil.

 Racism is never good, neither is sectarian violence and nationalistic BS that discriminates against someone of a different color, creed or national origin. The old cry of " Can't we all just get along?" is a good damned question. People being self-centered assholes seems to be an age old issue that has plagued this planet for centuries. For all the bad in the world though , humanity has in fact come a long ways. We are now a more open and accepting society. Speaking from a United States of America view, society today has opened up a bunch in  the past half century. The opportunities for people of all races, colors and creeds has opened up.

 Much of the time what is holding people back is the engrained attitudes and negative ideas of the person who is doing the complaining. There is the phrase ..." It's not where you come from , its where you are going. "  That rings so true. Many times people are their own worst enemy's. You can't just sit idly by and wait for life to happen to you. While good things come to those who wait, its also  even more true that God helps those that help themselves.

 A lot of society's problems come from the destruction of the family unit. Men need to not just be "Baby daddies" and have shit loads of kids with a bunch of different women. They need to take responsibility and raise the kids they put on this planet! There is to many single moms out there trying to do the job of two people. I have a friend who did serious time in prison that did his own little study about the family while he was locked up. His conclusion was that the worst , most messed up people came from fatherless households who had no early role model guidance to get them on the right path. He was one of those kids who grew up without a dad. He observed that yes , there were people in prison from two parent families but those people seemed to have their shit together more than the ones that were raised by one parent. Does that mean your totally screwed if you came from a single parent household , of course not! Your life is in your own hands, you have the most effect on your future than any outside influence. If you sit around bitching about what life has handed you instead of trying to go out and better yourself then life is going to be messed up.  That brings the old saying to mind of , "Shit in one hand and wish in the other and see what fills up first!"  Meaning if you pile on negative thoughts and blame everyone else for your life ,while just wishing for better things, then your life will be shitty. If you work towards a better life , life will most likely get better for you.  Hard work and perseverance pays off most of the time.

  Bottom line is that Black lives do matter , but so does everyone else's. If BLM wants to riot and tear shit apart , assault people to vent their frustration and burn stuff to the ground then they are only fucking themselves in the court of public opinion. If they want to assault people in cars  then they better realize that a car is a two ton + weapon that can be used extremely effectively by the right person who isn't goin to put up with their shit! The outcome of trying to pull someone out of a car might be the exact opposite of what they are trying to accomplish and if it does , it won't be because a black life didn't matter , it was because they were trying to mess someone up  and committing assault on someone who wasn't afraid to defend themselves and the life of their loved ones in the car with them.

 The events of last night in Milwaukee was senseless bullshit in my opinion.  and that's my two cents worth.

  Until next time
     Lasco X


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer - 2016 The State of the Nation

It's been a long time since I posted. Life has a way of keeping a person busy. It's time though  to make a few observation seeing how the election year is bearing down on us and the candidates have been set. I look at this years offerings to lead the nation and I have to ask , what the hell happened! Is this seriously the best we can do?

 First lets look at the Democrats offering.... Hillary , I guess this is no surprise seeing how the fix was in from the start. Seriously though , how is she even a candidate? I chalk it up to willful blindness on the part of the liberal left. They seem to be quite alright with sticking their collective heads in the sand and ignore issues like her being bought and paid for by wall street and foreign entities  through donations to the Bill ,Hillary and Chelsey foundation. We won't know just how bad the situation might be though for a couple of years because Loretta Lynch blocked access to the foundations emails for a long time. Can you say the fix is in and they have a nice long time to sanitize the situation?

 Bernie was right in his claims throughout the primaries but now they have him on his leash and have him heeling like a good boy. Are the occupy wall street base really going to follow suit and vote for someone who has made millions kissing up to the big bankers in the past few year? Personally I haven't forgotten that the USA's most classified nuclear info ended up in the hands of the Chinese under the first Clinton presidency. If you have forgotten they were big donors of Bill  and were provided access to Los Alamos that they never should have had. I personally can't trust another Clinton term in office.

As for Bernie , he was never going to win , the DNC had the fix in from the start. He was only there to make it look like Hilary had to work for it. The funny thing is , that formula worked to well as Bernie actually stirred up a lot of support because quite frankly , the masses are tired of the same old same old political BS. That and Bernie was promising the farm in freebies for all. The problem with that is paying for it! Hilary plans her fair share of giveaways as well. She has already let it be know that she will be raising taxes across the board.  Personally I want to see the rampant spending trimmed prior to any new taxes being imposed.

Hilary baggage is a large stack. The stinging report by the head of the FBI is a laundry list of BS that would have put anyone else in Prison or at least out of the race for the highest office in the land. The fact that no serious charges were put on her was interpreted by her followers that all is well , move along , nothing to see here. The rest of us though were left with the impression that there is two standards in America , one for the elite, well connected and one for everyone else. Bottom line though is that if vetted for a top secrete security clearance after what she did she would be denied it based on the email / server incident. And this is someone we want to have the nuclear football?

 Bottom line is I really don't trust Hilary , I am just not impressed by her and feel no compelling reason to trust her with the highest office in the land. In my mind she lies and will do whatever to get more power , more money and obtain her own goals.

 Now , lets look at the Republican offer for President, Donald Trump .... Seriously , Donald Trump!?

 Like many I figured he would self destruct long ago.  I don't think he will do everything he says he will. Deporting 11 million people isn't going to happen but if the government would start enforcing current immigration laws and enforce boarder security I would be a happy camper. I don't see anything like that happening from the Democratic side so anything in that direction would be a serious improvement from what we have now.

I do question his temperament in leading the nation. I don't think that he is the next Hitler or the Antichrist as the liberal left would have you think he is.  The left conveniently ignores the fact that Hitler came from the socialist party in Germany. Then again they also like to bury the fact that the KKK came out of the southern democratic party and try to associate the KKK on the republicans. I don't trust the media and after the hacked DNC letters showed collusion between the DNC and the media I trust it even less now. But I digress... back to Trump...

 I really don't think trump is the best person to lead the nation . He has had his companies go through bankruptcy several times. Then again , with a 19 Trillion dollar national debt , maybe its time for a business man to start trimming the budget and working the debt down.

 He is also sort of full of shit at times, or seems to be. I didn't blame Ted Cruz for not endorsing him one bit.  Like I stated at the beginning of this post , is this seriously the best both parties can offer? I am not thrilled by either candidate. We are looking at no good options in my mind.

 I am not of the mindset that there is a full consensus on global warming. Yes we should work to reduce carbon and all chemicals we pump into the atmosphere but we shouldn't take to radical changes to get there. The Global warming Nazi's lost me when they advocated silencing all opposing opinions with jail if need be. That's not science , that's suppressive BS to obtain political agendas. There is a lot of factors that control the weather on this planet. The planet has a long history of warming and cooling over the eons. Hilary's energy plans seem dangerous to me.  It seems like it will be an economy killer with no real significant ecological gain. With Trump I would fear radically deregulation which we don't need either. I just know for every scientist on the oil company's pay roll , there is probably 3-4 taking government grant money to prove there is global warming. The truth most likely is in the middle ground. Both sides skew results to the side they want. Lets just be reasonable in the discussion!

 I am going to be curios how the debates play out between the candidates.  This should be interesting. At this point I tend to lean towards the guy who has been signing the front of checks over the woman who has been signing the backs of government checks and the back of checks from Wall Street and foreign donors for the past three decades. Why is it we are always saddled with the vote for the lesser of two evils? Personally I think the rise of Donald Trump to the position he is in, is to be blamed on the full speed ahead agenda of the hard left. Both sides though from the hard left and hard right both put on their blinders and think in narrow terms much of the time. As a life long independent I have seen this scenario play out time and time again.

 Ultimately , I think George Carlin had the system pegged. The rich owners of this country are going to do whatever they want with this country and election. They give us the illusion of a choice!

 Just like Bernie never had a chance to win , this outcome was most likely decided a while ago and we are seeing actors on a stage playing out the roles to the final result. Does this mean you shouldn't vote? Hell NO , VOTE! Do your part to support the way you feel, the masses still have an impact. At least we can try to make a difference even if the fix is in. After all , If the elite had their way , this would be another Bush / Clinton race.  We need to try and make a difference.

 Local politics is a good place to impact. Be aware of the things on a local level. People who live in the same community are a lot less likely to screw you over than the elite who rule from afar.

  Take care and pay attention America, God help us all in the coming months.

    Lasco X