The best take down of Trump’s bigotry

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2018 by brenatevi

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156278289856438&id=21516776437

Jim Smith’s comment:

Section One of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution: “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The U.S. Supreme Court settled the issue well over a century ago. But even before the court laid the issue to rest, a principal author of the Constitution, James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, wrote: “that as they [aliens], owe, on the one hand, a temporary obedience, they are entitled, in return, to their [constitutional] protection and advantage.”

More recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Zadvydas v. Davis (2001) that “due process” of the 14th Amendment applies to all aliens in the United States whose presence maybe or is “unlawful, involuntary or transitory.”

Twenty years before Zadvydas, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Texas could not enforce a state law that prohibited illegally present children from attending grade schools, as all other Texas children were required to attend.

The court ruled in Plyler that: The illegal aliens who are … challenging the state may claim the benefit of the Equal Protection clause which provides that no state shall ‘deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’ Whatever his status under immigration laws, an alien is a ‘person’ in any ordinary sense of the term … the undocumented status of these children does not establish a sufficient rational basis for denying benefits that the state affords other residents. A decade before Plyler, the court ruled in Almeida-Sanchez v. United States (1973) that all criminal charge-related elements of the Constitution’s amendments (the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and the 14th) such as search and seizure, self-incrimination, trial by jury and due process, protect non-citizens, legally or illegally present.

Three key Supreme Court decisions in 1886, 1896 and 1903 laid the 14th Amendment basis for the consistent ruling of the court that aliens, legal and illegal, have constitutional protection in criminal and certain civil affairs in the justice system.

In Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886), the court ruled that: Though the law itself be fair on its face, and impartial in appearance, yet, if it is applied and administered by public authority with an evil eye and unequal hand, so as practically to make unjust and illegal discriminations between persons of similar circumstances, material to their rights, the denial of equal justice is still within the prohibition of the Constitution [the 14th Amendment].

In Wong Win v. United States (1896), the court ruled that: It must be concluded that all persons within the territory of the United States are entitled to the protection by those amendments [Fifth and Sixth] and that even aliens shall not be held to answer for a capital or other infamous crime, unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury, nor deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.

In summary, the entire case of illegal aliens being covered by and protected by the Constitution has been settled law for 129 years and rests on one word: “person.” It is the word “person” that connects the dots of “due process” and “equal protection” in the 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution and it is those five words that make the Constitution of the United States and its 14th amendment the most important political document since the Magna Carta in all world history.

“Aliens,” legal and illegal, have the full panoply of constitutional protections American citizens have with three exceptions: voting, some government jobs and gun ownership.

So, I went Mega-John on someone

Posted in For Comedy!, Fuck this shit, My obsessions, Politics, Truth with tags on June 19, 2018 by brenatevi

Once upon a time, we had a neighbor named John that was a bit of an asshole. He was saying somethings that were offensive to me, and every time he brought it up, I would pounce and knock him down a peg. He wouldn’t stop, so me being me, I wouldn’t stop. Finally Josh had to make me stop, because I was really pissing John off. I make no apologies for that night, because he could have shut up first. (Yeah, I know, I sound like a bit of an asshole here. I make no apologies for that either.)

But before I get into this, I want to get this PSA out there.

Reasons not to get into an argument with an obsessive:
1) we’re like Rick Astley- we’re never going to give the argument up.
2) we’re like a dog with his favorite chew toy – the slightest twitch and it’s on like Donkey Kong
3) we’re like a high powered laser – you might be able to bullshit for a bit, but eventually we’re going to burn through it.

So on to the anonymized transcript.

[unknown girl 1]I don’t see what’s necessary about taking young children from their parents at the point they are detained.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] They are not always their parents. Please read again. Child trafficking and using children to give the illusion of a family is rampant. Food for thought-when a legal citizen commits a crime and is detained…is their child detained with them while they are going though the justice system?

[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]You can’t make this right by implying your conspiracy theory on what these people’s motives are. These are families fleeing war and imminent death.

[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]There is no federal law that stipulates that children and parents be separated at the border, no matter how families entered the United States. An increase in child detainees separated from parents stemmed directly from a change in enforcement policy r…See More
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] It’s not a conspiracy theory. This has been proven. Research a little more than “Snopes” to get your knowledge. And Tiffany, if you insist on using another source, word for word, please use a footnote or give literary credit.
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[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1][Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n, in case you are wondering, this is the website that clearly states there’s no law to separate children. https://www.snopes.com/…/was-law-separate-families…/
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[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]I’d love to see you show me the law that states to separate children from their families, Jason. Just because Trump said people were using children to cross, which makes no sense because they know they’re going straight to jail, is not how “it is”. Trump lies out of every breath.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I’m not disrespecting your knowledge. I listen to all points of view. Try living in San Antonio and tell me criminals are not using children to cross the border. Once again-and site your source to avoid plagiarism please-when a LEGAL US citizen is detained, are their children allowed to accompany them?

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Someone breaks into your house without you knowing. YOUR HOME. They clean your house, fix your food, do your laundry. They also use your resources and they want you to pay for when they fall or get sick from cleaning up after you after they broke into YOUR home. Any opinion on this?

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I am a sympathetic, compassionate person that respects all life and goes out of his way to help others. I just think the proper channels of legalization are essential. And the people that attempt to enter illegally are putting their children in danger.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n Hi [unknown girl 1]! Hey [HUGE asshole], cousin. Jason, our grandfather as well as our uncles were/are ministers. Where in the holy hell do you think this is ok? Not politically, morally. This is a human problem not a migrant one.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n Also, [HUGE asshole] the people who are applying form Amnesty are having their kids taken as well. Fact.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Heather, so do you think open borders is the answer? And still-no one is answering my question: when a LEGAL US citizen is detained for breaking the law, are their children allowed to be with them? Is this a moral problem? The Bible says “obey the laws of the land”.

[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]Omg you did not just bible quote me

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Tiffany-I did not address you. I addressed heather.

[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]The reason I’m not answering that question is because it does not pertain to what we are talking about. Try to make the question connect but it won’t work.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] It is very connected.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n Open borders no. But everyone has the. LEGAL right to apply for asylum. And a legal u.s. resident doesn’t have their kids locked up for a crime the parent committed
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I knowing break a law and I am detained. Is my son allowed to be with me?

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] The kids are being detained. What would you recommend as an alternative?

[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]People are fleeing with their families from certain death. Period. No other scenario needed.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] If I was faced with “certain death” of my family….I would take the necessary steps to ensure my family’s safety. Trying to illegally cross into another country knowing what happens if I am caught would not be a step I would take.
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[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]I’m just saying it’s a better risk than staying in their homes. It’s that bad for them.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n [HUGE asshole] we both have 2 year old sons. I would do anything to protect him. Even if I had to flee my own county. How would you feel if Foster was taken from you because you wanted a better life for both of you? That is the central question. This traumatizes. Again, this is a moral stand. Not a political one.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] If it’s a better risk…then using your logic….their family is now safe. Detained or not.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n Jason, this administration is not allowing for amnesty. They are arresting everyone trying to enter legally. There is no difference

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Heather-I would take all necessary steps to ensure my sons safety. This would include going through the LEGAL PROCESS”. Anything else is unacceptable.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] You are hiding behind the law for abhorrent behavior. The law is frequently unjust and damaging to people. Quit bringing up the law.
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[unknown girl 1]
[unknown girl 1]I wouldn’t say because I’ve never been in their position. Neither have you. It’s hard to believe you are compassionate and moral if you can’t understand these families are saving their children and are better off in jail here than dead there.
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[Me]
[Me] Unless you have been hungry and homeless, and absolutely desperate, you have no room to talk about what you would do. Unless you have been afraid of your own government, yoiu have no room to talk.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] You hit the nail on the head Jeremy. 1-9 years old I lived with a drug addicted, adulteress woman…my mother. Negligent, irresponsible, you name it. I’ve been hungry, scared, no electricity, no water. I remember this vividly. I know what I would do to keep my son from EVER feeling what I did.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] then you should have more compassion for people trying to escape to here.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] It is painful to see these children and families torn apart. So-Jeremy-what is your answer?

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] change the law. Make it easier for people to come over.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] not saying “open borders.” Saying it shouldn’t be impossible to get into the country.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] And here’s the thing: what Trump and Sessions are doing is racist.
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[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] and they have admitted to it. Trump bragged about it.
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[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n [Me] yeah it doesn’t happen on our northern border.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I know 3 people personally that are hear legally. I can agree that it is a long process. Could use some revision.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I don’t know a lot of people in Canada that are trying to come to America. More like the other way around.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n Jason, its because we suck as a nation right now.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I don’t believe it is racially motivated. No one can deny that it is a HUGE problem on the Mexico border. Many recent presidents (including Obama) had chances to fix the process. Instead of putting a band aid on it (DACA). Maybe trump can work our government and make something happen.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] Bullshit. He’s racist.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Okay Jeremy. Then you have a racist president.
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[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] https://www.nytimes.com/…/leonhardt-trump-racist.html
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Opinion | Donald Trump’s Racism: The Definitive List

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] This has been a discussion without labeling a name calling and obscenity-thanks for bringing me back to realty.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] when you have racism driving your government, bad things happen

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] I didn’t call you a name, I called Trump what he is.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Nytimes is liberal
Fox News is conservative.
Can we not site news sources that are biased? Let’s be honest, they are all biased one way or another.
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[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] I was raised by a racist. I know how racists talk.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Ok Jeremy-then you have a racist president.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] ask the Jews how racism in a leader works out.
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[Me] [HUGE asshole] Racists can justify any action. Like tearing a toddler away from their parents.
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[unknown girl 2]
[unknown girl 2]
Tenor

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] and they hide behind laws for their actions. And if something isn’t illegal, they will make a law to make it so that it’s illegal.

Ask the Jews.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I agree the process should be simplified. But-MANY President’s have had chances to do this. Yet-once again-use temporary band aids to fix really issues.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Until the process is simplified-what would you recommend your racist president does Jeremy?

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] I’m not saying it shouldn’t be fixed, but Trump isn’t trying to fix this. He used this to get elected. He used and uses the fear of illegals to get what he wants
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] If enough people voted for him on that platform-doesn’t that seem like a majority of Americans think it’s a problem that needs attention?

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] he wants a useless wall that isn’t going to fix things to stroke his ego. Because that is what he’s about.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I agree the wall is BS.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] the majority didn’t vote for him.

[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n
[Good Friend, HUGE asshole’s cousin]n He lost the popular vote by millions😉

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] and once again, I’m not saying it doesn’t need to be fixed. I’m saying trusting Trump to fix this is liked trusting a guy on the corner to get you into heaven.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Let’s avoid that topic Jeremy-electoral voting is a necessity.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] And please tell me-Jeremy-you do not think that Hillary Clinton was the RIGHT choice.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] and there’s the whataboutism. You cannot bring her up. I’m going to admit she’s was a flawed candidate, but that does not impact what is going on today. Trump is wrong for what he and Sessions are doing.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] If I can’t bring her up-you can’t bring up popular vote.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] stating a verifiable truth is wrong?

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Because the alternative candidate was not a better choice than Trump.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] In my opinion. But if we can’t bring her up-then we shouldn’t talk about popular vote. Seeing as she was the alternative.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] So you are ok with the Russians helping him? You’re ok with Trump getting rich off being in government?

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] But that is all beside the point.

[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Verdict still out on a lot of that. I think everyone should be help accountable to the law.

[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] because there is something concrete I can point to that shows you are wrong. She wouldn’t have had toddlers in a concentration camp.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] So we can talk about Hillary now?
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] No, let’s talk about the concentration camps.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Double standard. I’m down.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] really? Because the camp is real. Kids are being denied their parents
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] and that is because of Trump. He can’t blame anyone else.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Please recommend an alternative.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] testing like kids like human beings.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] You know what’s wrong. How do we fix it?
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] you keep asking me that, yet you won’t admit that it’s wrong to treat little kids like rats.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I said….”i agree the process could be simplified”
I’m asking you. What do you think should happen?
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I don’t have the answers on how to fix it. It’s a broken system.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] you don’t want to admit that Trump is treating these kids like sub-humans.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] this is more than a broken system. This is about human dignity.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] And Trump is at fault.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Every time you bring up “the kids”…it gets worse
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Maybe we should try to encourage our president. I don’t want our president to fail. It’s like wishing the captain of your ship to fail. If he fails-we are all screwed. I just take a different approach than you. I supported Obama. While i didn’t agree with much of what he did….I still supported him.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] say it with me, “it’s wrong to treat kids like rats.”
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I disagree with your verbiage. Trump is still your president brother. Sucks…I know. Support him or continue to bash.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] have you seen the pictures, have you read the stories?
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] they are being kept in a abandoned Walmart. They are talking about tent cities.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] the security there didn’t want an elected official to see what was going on.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] why would they want to hide this?
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] and when someone finally saw what was going on, they talked about how they weren’t allowed to pick up a crying toddler.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] They are being treated like rats.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] you know it’s funny though. Trump supporters like to talk about how Trump tells it the way it is, yet when people call Trump out for being a horrible person in language that Trump would understand, they accuse of us of being crass.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Technically-I was also an Obama supporter. I support my seating President.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] So would you support Hitler if he was elected president?
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] because as a Jew, I know where the language Trump used to describe illegal immigrants leads.
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[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] And before you go, “it’s not like that!” I want to remind you that Trump called KKK members “very fine people.”
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Semantics. I support my president to make the right decisions. Now trump is on his way to being Hitler. Heard it here first folks.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] Do you know what it’s like to be Jewish and to hear the President of the United States say that the KKK are very fine people?
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] Have you ever been hated for who you are?
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Have a good day Jeremy. You and I are both right and both wrong.
And no I do not know what that’s like. Neither one of us can speak from the same perspective.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] Then stop and think for crying out loud. Try to look at it from someone else’s perspective. Stop being so blind.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Jeremy-I love in south Texas. I have experienced more racism in the 7 years here than I ever thought I would brother. I very strongly know what it’s like to be hated for the color of my skin.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] It was like the President saying, “It’s ok for everyone to hate you.”
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Live *
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] Yet, you are willing to make excuses for Trump.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] That makes your attitude even more inexecusable.
[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] I just disagree with your “rat” analogy. Simply put.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] You don’t want to see it. You are willing to make excuses for the president, to blindly support him.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] You don’t want to know the truth. You just want the whole problem to go away. To ask other people how to fix it without even addressing the real problem of children being treated less than human.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been taking from their parents in the first place.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] So go hide behind the law. Keep supporting families being torn apart because of Trump and Sessions.
[Me]
[Me] [HUGE asshole] https://theslot.jezebel.com/this-is-what-zero-tolerance…
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This Is What ‘Zero Tolerance’ Sounds Like
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[Best friend]
[Best friend] If memory serves, I have issue taking morality advise from some shit bird who would run up credit cards on old folks.
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[HUGE asshole] [Best friend] wow. Our family really is a bunch of grudge holding, stuck up, pieces of shit. I was a dumb kid. Visit me in San Antonio and we can talk about it.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Seriously….20 years ago. I’m amazed. I haven’t been that rebellious dumbass for over two decades man. What a cheap shot.
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[HUGE asshole]
[HUGE asshole] Dad and I , just yesterday, were talking about how cool you turned out and how intelligent you were.

 

A theory about when Hitler trumps Stalin

Posted in Politics on June 14, 2018 by brenatevi

I have seen the question asked, “why don’t people (normally referring to the “left”) talk about the Stalinist Purges?” I’ve asked myself that question too, not out of besmirching the “left” (the implication being that they were fine with Stalin killing millions of people because he’s on “their” side,) but because it genuinely confused me. How could anyone be ok with millions of people dying?

So I went looking for answers. But on the first article (written by a Russian no less) I already have a theory which can be distilled like so: American troops saw the effects, and took pictures no less, of the impact of the Holocaust, but we have no such pictures of the Stalinist Purges, since the idea of a Soviet Free Press is basically impossible. Or to distill it even further, people have a hard time believing what they don’t see.

Yes, this last point is debatable, since people are frequently desperate to believe in conspiracy theory and other bullshit. I think that is because there is too much information now, and people’s mental filters are shit, so they latch on to anything that confirms what they think they know and discard everything else. (See confirmation bias.) Now that I think about it, this could be happening here too. Those on the left, with no pictures, disbelieve it happened. Although, to be completely honest, pictures don’t always help. See the movie, Devil Came on HorsebackThe Devil Came on Horseback –
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0912580/, where Arabs, looking at pictures of the genocide, still asked for proof of genocide. Or Holocaust deniers.

Still, I think in terms of mainstream acceptance, the chance of you seeing pictures of the Holocaust are infinitely greater than you seeing pictures of the Purges. Throw in the fact that you might know someone that liberated the camps, or even known a survivor, the Holocaust is on much firmer conceptual footing for Americans.

I have some other theories about the factors that led to the almost burying of the Purges, but I have more reading to do before I feel comfortable talking about them.

Brilliant stupidity

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3, 2017 by brenatevi

Something that amazes me everyday is how clever humans are, even during our most mind-numbingly stupid moments. Wait a moment — ESPECIALLY during our moments of idiotic brilliance. I see these moments on occasion during my job as a security professional, and the lengths people will go to do something dumb just astounds me. They will take pain-staking steps to go out of their way to get their pcs infected. If something doesn’t work, they will keep trying, even though what they are opening up is actually a boat load of pain. Doesn’t matter that they shouldn’t be expecting a packing notification for a package to their work email, THEY WERE EXPECTING A PACKAGE! ! !  And by gum, they are going to open that packing notification if it’s the last thing they do.  
It has a sort of terrifying beauty, watching people work their hardest to harm themselves out of idiotic determination. And the worst part? These aren’t stupid people. They are you and me (and yes, I’m including myself in this, because here’s a secret: I’m not immune.)  Even the most intelligent person is vulnerable to the phishing bag of tricks, even if you are more than slightly paranoid, because they are very good at what they do. At their best, they know how to short cut the decision making process we all depend on, and it takes a highly developed discernment to even have a chance against them. And even then, it’s just a chance. If they catch you at the wrong moment, with the right tools, you too can be one those determined idiots.

I need to think happy thoughts

Posted in Fuck this shit, Politics, Truth on March 13, 2016 by brenatevi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-theory/wp/2016/03/11/three-reasons-political-polarization-is-here-to-stay/

After a certain point, I just need to come to terms with the fact that our nation is falling apart, and is not going to get better any time soon. It isn’t in our leaders’ best interest to have a functional nation, because if our nation works, then how can they blame the other party for how fucked up our nation is? So instead they keep the nation fucked up, preying on ignorant people’s fear and anger over how our nation is fucked up, and riding that to power.

The real tragedy in all of this is that Congress is painting itself into a corner with this gridlock; by refusing to do any work, people are increasingly going to see Congress as irrelevant, and they are going expect the President to take action, sidelining them even further. The endgame here is the American Empire. Congratulations America!

 

Thanks Republicans for nothing

Posted in Fuck this shit, Politics, Truth on March 12, 2016 by brenatevi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/12/cruz-kasich-and-rubio-rebuke-trump-for-campaign-chaos-but-say-the-left-and-the-media-also-share-blame/

I have lots of words about the hypocritical stance Republicans are taking. Blaming liberals for the hatred aimed at Trump? It would be laughable if it wasn’t so fucking tragic. They laid the groundwork for this by standing by and nodding as he spewed out tons of hatred. They refused to condemn him even as he fomented hatred. They did nothing as he told his supporters to abuse people that disagreed with him.

As for the media? If every Republican had stood on the stage and condemned Trump for his actions, then the media would have had to pay attention, but instead they hoped to take advantage of the anger, hoping to ride his coattails to the White House. And now we are where we are, and finally they woke the fuck up to the oncoming train wreck that is Donald Trump. Thanks a whole fucking lot Republicans. You are about to reap what you sow, and the United States is going to pay.

On change

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2015 by brenatevi

You want to know why Donald Trump, with his woman hating, racist, bombastic talk, is leading some polls? Because there is a substantial number of Americans that are afraid of change. All of the symbols that they have depended on are being torn down, and there is exactly shit they can do about it. Whether it’s marriage, the flag of a failed nation, meaningless demographics, or the perception of our heroes, they are all being ripped down. And that scares people because we NEED symbols to keep us together. How else do you explain people willing to go to jail because of their beliefs, or willing to deny the fact that there is a problem with police, despite the inarguable evidence that has come out over the past year that cops have been acting badly (a moment for Freddie Gray.)

The sad part about this is that there is exactly nothing we can do to assuage their fear, because the changes are coming, Hell or high water. The only hope I have is that things don’t get too much worse before they get better.

Here’s Ben Folds singing.