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Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« on: August 10, 2009, 07:30:17 am »
Sorry, Not Every Criticism of Obama is Racist
http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-sorry-not-every-criticism-of-obama-is-racist-r-1249859543
By The CATO Institute , Individual Liberty, Free Markets, Peace - 11 Hours Ago

Some people on the left can’t see any excuse for opposition to collectivism except racism. (Which is, of course, as Ayn Rand said, “the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism.”) Today it’s Paul Krugman:

But they’re probably reacting less to what Mr. Obama is doing, or even to what they’ve heard about what he’s doing, than to who he is.

That is, the driving force behind the town hall mobs is probably the same cultural and racial anxiety that’s behind the “birther” movement, which denies Mr. Obama’s citizenship.

That is, Paul Krugman can’t understand why people would oppose government control of health care — or skyrocketing deficits, or a federal takeover of education, energy, and finance along with health care — unless they’re driven by racism. But he’s not the only one who sees racists under every bed. Take Washington Post cultural writer Philip Kennicott yesterday, in an essay titled “Obama as the Joker: Racial Fear’s Ugly Face”:

[T]he poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the “urban” makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can’t openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and ’70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness despite falling crime rates…

Superimpose that idea, through the Joker’s makeup, onto Obama’s face, and you have subtly coded, highly effective racial and political argument. Forget socialism, this poster is another attempt to accomplish an association between Obama and the unpredictable, seeming danger of urban life.

He’s talking about a poster that depicts Obama as the Joker from last year’s Batman movie over the word SOCIALISM. It’s not a very effective poster; what does the Joker have to do with socialism? But it’s ridiculous to see racism in it.

More serious thinkers also try to tar the entire limited-government argument with the brush of racism. Take Cass Sunstein, the celebrated Harvard law professor who has been appointed to a high position in the Obama White House. In his 1999 book with Stephen Holmes, The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes (and you wonder why Obama chose him?), he made such a sweeping argument, called out here by Tom G. Palmer:

[I ]mmediately after gallantly conceding that ‘‘Many critics of the regulatory-welfare state are in perfectly good faith’’ (p. 216) they turn around to tar all critics of the welfare state with the charge of racism: ‘‘But their claim that ‘positive rights’ are somehow un-American and should be replaced by a policy of nonintervention is so implausible on its face that we may well wonder why it persists. What explains the survival of such a grievously inadequate way of thinking? There are many possible answers, but inherited biases — including racial prejudice, conscious and unconscious — probably play a role. Indeed, the claim that the only real liberties are the rights of property and contract can sometimes verge on a form of white separatism: prison-building should supplant Head Start. Withdrawal into gated communities should replace a politics of inclusion’’ (p. 216).

The classical liberal ideas of individualism, individual rights, property rights, “negative liberties,” and limited government date back hundreds, even thousands, of years. They find their roots in the Greek and Hebrew conceptions of the higher law, the Scholastic thinkers, the Levellers’ ideas of self-ownership and natural rights, the political theory of John Locke, the economic analysis of Adam Smith, and the political institutions of the American Founding. To suggest that the case for freedom and limited government — or the application of that theory to contemporary proposals for the expansion of government — must be attributable to racism is uncharitable, ahistorical, thoughtless, and indeed contemptible.

It cannot be the case that every parody of a president who happens to be black is racist. And it is not good for democracy to try to counter every opposing argument with such a blood libel. The good news for advocates of limited government is that our opponents are displaying a striking lack of confidence in the actual arguments for their proposals. If they thought they could win a debate on nationalizing health care, or running trillion-dollar deficits, they wouldn’t need to reach for such smears.
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Re: Sorry, Not Every Criticism of Obama is Racist
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:31:23 am »
DEMOCRATS WHO CRY 'RACIST!'
NO ONE WILL LISTEN WHEN IT REALLY MATTERS
http://www.nypost.com/seven/08092009/postopinion/opedcolumnists/democrats_who_cry_racist__183684.htm
Posted: 3:28 am
August 9, 2009

A caricature of Obama as Heath Ledger's garish, pasty-faced Joker from "The Dark Knight" is appearing on the Facebook pages of many an Obama critic these days. And, as is depressingly common, there are Democrats who cry "racist!"

The Washington Post devoted several hundred words on the topic: "[The] poster is ultimately a racially charged image. By using the 'urban' makeup of the Heath Ledger Joker, instead of the urbane makeup of the Jack Nicholson character, the poster connects Obama to something many of his detractors fear but can't openly discuss. He is black and he is identified with the inner city, a source of political instability in the 1960s and '70s, and a lingering bogeyman in political consciousness despite falling crime rates."

Say what?!

The mental contortions needed to make this link are flabbergasting. The point of the Joker cartoon is as obvious as can be: The president of the United States -- or his policies so far stated -- is a comic-book villain, stealing your money. You may not agree with that -- but to suggest that caricature is out of bounds undermines the ideals of free speech and political expression.

No, Obama's election did not make our nation colorblind. But Obama's defenders are doing their president and themselves a great wrong. For when real racial injustices surface, the country -- so numb to false outrage from Harvard professors and propaganda posters -- will shrug it off. "Racist" is diluted to just another insult, robbed of all its shame. The Joker, unfortunately, will be on them.
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Re: Sorry, Not Every Criticism of Obama is Racist
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 07:32:55 am »
Controversy over Obama-Joker caricature goes overboard
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/letters/article1025504.ece
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Many not amused by Obama as Joker | Aug. 5, story
Caricature controversy goes overboard I am infuriated. Not because someone has portrayed President Barack Obama as the Joker, but because of the stink that is being made about it. Political figures are routinely drawn in a cartoonish fashion. It's people like state Rep. Darryl Rouson who make it about race. Not every cartoon or negative statement about a black public figure is about race. Stop using he race card. Every time someone screams "racist" when it's not intended to be, we are getting further into the old "boy who cried wolf" syndrome. This kind of behavior plays right into the hands of those who intend to show the intolerance of the group portrayed.


Excessive fawning
I read with interest the article about the Barack Obama Joker posters. They reminded me of the "Evil Joker" portrait Vanity Fair printed of President George W. Bush last year. I tried to find the article you printed speaking out against that but could not find it. Then I remembered where I was living. Silly me. I cannot believe you made this a news story. When it was about President Bush, you said nothing, but when it's about the "anointed one" — lord forbid! Was President Bush fair game because he was white? Conservative? Republican? Or is Obama untouchable because he is black? Liberal? Democrat? Its got to be one or a combination of these. Just let me know so I will understand. I want the guy to do well, so the country will do well. I just don't feel the need to kiss his image every night before I go to sleep.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 07:40:25 am »
The Joker - why so serious?
http://www.livinglakecountry.com/blogs/communityblogs/52792952.html
By Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
Aug. 8, 2009 

My last post, "Our Dear Leader is getting nasty," originally used a YouTube clip of a Town Hall meeting where people from unions and ACORN were allowed entrance, but citizens opposing Obamacare were being kept out.  On the YouTube clip I used, there was a small thumbnail picture of Obama portrayed as "The Joker" from the most recent Batman movie. (Heath Ledger portrayed the Joker - and it was a fine performance, indeed.)  However, liberals who saw my blog went nuts.  They couldn't seem to get past that little picture and read the content of my blog.    I was called "racist" and a "fascist" for posting such a thing!  How dare I use a YouTube video that had a little caricature of Obama as the Joker!  Libs were enraged that Obama was shown in "white face" (whatever that is), for gosh sakes!

Well, I did a bit of research.  Guess what I found?  In July of 2008, Vanity Fair posted a picture of George W. Bush as "The Joker."  Yes, you read that right.  Here's the pic:

This picture of Bush as "The Joker" was drawn by Drew Friedman, and approved by the editorial board of Vanity Fair.

Here's the caricature of Barack Obama that started in Los Angeles and is really making the rounds on the internet.  The artist is unknown (probably to protect him or herself from the venom of those compassionate, open-minded, caring liberals):

So, the liberals who saw this tiny thumbnail on a YouTube video (which had nothing to do with my blog topic) went ballistic.  In an effort to calm them down, I replaced the original YouTube video clip with a similar one which did not have the Obama/Joker picture.  (In hindsight, I wish I would have just kept it up.  So what if the "perpetually offended, white-guilt" crowd has a fit.  They bring it on themselves.)

However, now  I ask:  Presidents have always had caricatures and cartoons drawn about them.  Some positive, some negative.  It's a fact of political life and comes with the territory when one is the leader of the country.  Those who do not agree with a President will, of course, draw unfavorable cartoons or caricatures.  Those who agree with a President will be kinder - more prone to draw supportive illustrations.  Just as newspapers love running stunning pics of Obama, the same press bent over backwards to publish every unflattering picture of Bush during his years in office.  As a conservative, we expect that to happen.  We are so used to it it doesn't faze us.  Yet, look at what happens when "The One" is portrayed as "The Joker" - exactly like President Bush was pictured over a year ago!  How the times have changed.   So why is it OK to picture Bush this way and not Obama?

Where was the outcry over the Bush pic?  I didn't even know this portrayal existed until I looked into it.  And guess what - some of the comments from libs to Vanity Fair were actually asking why Cheney hadn't been drawn as "The Joker?!!!"

Well, now it's Obama's turn.  And guess what.  The usual cries of "racism" are coming out from the left.  Obama being pictured as "The Joker" is racist.  How so?  Please explain.  I am honestly confused.  Both Presidents are being made fun of - being portrayed as a character from a movie.  Yet, why was it OK to portray Bush this way, but not Obama?  And remember:  Obama is half-white.  Did you forget that?  For the party that claims to be color-blind,  liberals sure have cornered the market on playing the race card any chance they get.  They go out of their way to pick apart every aspect of life that may have a racist element - real or made up, then go "a-ha!" when they find something, no matter how absurd.

So please explain how it is OK to do this to Bush and not Obama.  I really want to hear your views.  If you need help, be sure to consult with the DNC first to get your talking points!
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 07:41:03 am »
Obama Speech Police Shutdown Top You Tube Videos
http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-speech-police-shutdown-top-you-tube-videos.html

Aaron Dykes
Infowars
August 9, 2009

A video on TheAlexJonesChannel on YouTube has been taken down– not due to claims of copyright infringement or etc.– but due to alleged violations of the You Tube “Community Guidelines“:

We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we don’t permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).



Alex Jones defends attempts to shut down his speech on You Tube through phony claims of racism

This suspension is apparently based on complaints that the video is “racist”– as numerous comments posted below the now suspended video titled “Obama JOKER $1000 Video Contest: The establishment will go nuts!!!,” as well as several other copies of the video, indicate.

One such Obama Brownshirt censor using the handle “barackobamaexpress”advocated:

barackobamaexpress: For anyone who reads this; if you want to do your part today – something patriotic today, report this video to Youtube administration. Alex Jones promotes racism, and fearmongering. He’s a known liar.

This is startling not only because the video– critical of President Obama’s policies– mentions nothing at all about race, but because You Tube is evidently willing to censor simply on the basis of receiving a significant number of complaints– not on the basis of whether or not its terms are upheld.


Click here to see full notice

There is no violation of the so-called ‘hate speech’ guidelines, but rather it is clear that one too many people seeking to remove the video and attack the account submitted fraudulent complaints.

Alex Jones is currently considering further action to restore the video and protect his free speech. Please support this fight against political thuggery, and remember that if we don’t band together to stop yet another out of control administration, then we’ll all hang separately later if things are allowed to go to extremes. This brown shirt mentality was not confined only to the Nazis, but has cropped up throughout history. We cannot allow cult followers of Obama to be transformed into the next Maoist China, Stalinist Russia, or any of the countless repression regimes.



Political-speech police appear throughout history. Censorship and thuggery is a common hallmark amongst tin-pot 3rd World dictators and mass-murdering autocrats alike.

The cry of “racism” has become, instead, the first-reflex attack against anyone critical of President Obama & his policies anytime it is easier and more effective than actually responding to legitimate critique of the real issues. Heightening the race issue– truly a canard obscuring necessary debate over the massive legislation racing through the Democrat-controlled House, Senate and Executive bodies– is meant to create tension and bring out racism where it was never in play before.


Click here to see screen shot just prior to removal.

Obama Speech Police have been on the attack to silence the President’s critics as of late. The Official White House Blog asked supporters on Wednesday to “flag” chain e-mails and online videos ‘claiming to uncover the truth’ about Obama’s Health Care agenda. The posting essentially asked for an assault on dissenters and legitimate opposition in the name of alleged “disinformation.”
A d v e r t i s e m e n t


Only days later, Press Secretary Gibbs used Rush Limbaugh as an example to say that anyone comparing the Democratic Party’s agenda to that of the Nazi’s was on “thin ice” and should be wary of using such terms. Such a comparison may well be justified, depending upon the context, and is being used to intimidate free speech critical of the President and his policies.

At the same time, the political group ‘Health Care for America Now,’ which counts the President and Vice President among its supporters, has “instructed Democrats to confiscate signs and leaflets brought to Obamacare events by “rightwing extremists,” that is to say Americans opposed to totalitarian health care,” as Kurt Nimmo reported Friday.

Also on Friday, Kenneth Gladney, a self-identified independent-conservative, was hospitalized after being beaten by a group of union thugs who didn’t like his criticizing the Health Care agenda.

Groups have been mobilizing everywhere in opposition to the pending Health Care legislation, and have been uniformly slandered and demonized by the media, and blocked by various pro-Health Care groups throughout the country.



This video, entitled ‘Obama JOKER $1000 Video Contest’ was copied off of ‘TheAlexJonesChannel’ shortly before it was censored on claims of ‘racism.’ Get this version and make more copies while you still can.

These recent attempts at quashing free speech are reminiscent of the  Missouri Truth Squads during the 2008 campaign who — while hypocritically carrying out a slanted & untrue politicized message– vowed to shut down and have arrested anyone critical of Obama who is ‘not telling the truth’ via Missouri ethics laws.

The actual attempt to censor Alex Jones and his message will surely fail, as many dedicated fellow patriots have already taken to duplicating not only the video itself (as posted above), but to duplicating the viral spreading of the message on the streets and everywhere online.

For instance, here is the first of surely many hundreds of videos of individuals handing out the “JOKER” Obama poster in San Antonio:
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 07:41:59 am »
Obama depiction poses questions
http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/news/2009/aug/07/obama-depiction-poses-questions/
By Justin Schuver (Contact) | Andalusia Star-News
Published Friday, August 7, 2009

Recently, an image of President Obama depicted as Heath Ledger’s Joker character from “The Dark Knight” has been posted around Los Angeles and several other cities. The image, which shows Obama covered in white face paint, also includes the word “socialism” in small letters below the portrait. It could be seen as a satire of the “Hope” poster from Obama’s campaign.

Some have said the poster is racist, because it depicts Obama as wearing “white face” makeup, sort of like a reversal of the old black-faced white minstrel (which by the way, I do think was racist). But to make that accusation about this poster is ridiculous — it’s Obama as Heath Ledger’s Joker character, who just happened to have his face painted white in “The Dark Knight.”

Yet, even in the midst of this obvious evidence, there are still those who say the poster is racist because those who have not seen the movie before will interpret it as a “white faced” caricature. This is scary stuff, people. Does this mean now that any satire will be deemed unacceptable as long as a single person somewhere finds something offensive by it?

I remember, relatively early in the 2008 campaign, reading an article about a comedian who said that it was hard to make fun of then-candidate Barack Obama. He said the senator was too well spoken, intelligent and gentlemanly, and made few gaffes that would lead to comedy.

I remember laughing to myself and saying, “Yeah, right. Comedians aren’t making fun of the guy because they’re afraid they’ll be called racists.”

There is no limit to the amount of ways you can make fun of Obama. The man has larger-than-normal ears, he isn’t exactly the most Herculean of athletes and he has a choppier speech pattern than William Shatner. As far as gaffes go, Obama once said that the U.S. had “57 states” and that a tornado in Kansas killed 10,000 people, when it actually only killed 12 (To be fair, I’m not always the best at math, either).

Trust me, if you really wanted to make jokes about Obama, there is no shortage of material to do so. But it seems as if any insult directed at Obama will brand the comedian as a “racist,” simply because the president happens to be black. The same comedians who ripped George W. Bush, Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle to shreds won’t lampoon Obama to anywhere near the same degree.

Martin Luther King Jr. said he wanted people to be judged by their character, not by the color of their skin. And he wasn’t joking.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 07:43:11 am »
The Artist Formerly Known as Dissident
Artists have a duty to dissent—even against Obama
http://www.reason.com/news/show/135293.html
Patrick Courrielche | August 7, 2009

For over 14 years, I've been professionally involved in the street-art community, hosting events where artists paint live installations, and producing and promoting national art tours. I've personally known the key players behind the Barack Obama "Hope" posters for many years—one being a former employee of mine, another a former colleague. I'm excited for their accomplishment and sense of pride for participating in Obama's historic presidential campaign. When asked by my former employee to be involved with the Hope poster distribution, I declined on philosophical grounds, but fully appreciated and understood their passions.

But that said, it feels to me, as it did during the campaign, that the art community is not meeting its duty of always questioning those in power. And I say duty because the art community, as a counterpart of the press, has been given special rights written into the Bill of Rights, known broadly as freedom of the press, for the explicit purpose of keeping power in check.

Throughout modern history, art typically enters politics on a mass scale in two fashions: first, as a check on power; second, as a tool used by those in power. Freedom of the Press comes into play in both cases, but in very different ways. In the first case, it protects political commentary by artists. This freedom is not a garnish. It is a necessary weapon, enshrined in the Constitution for the purpose of countering contradictions, hypocrisies, and distortions made by politicians and others in power. Yet the art community has responded to the Obama administration's contradictions, hypocrisies, and distortions with near total silence.

Consider the recent flurry of debate over the Obama "Joker" posters that have been appearing in Los Angeles. This image represents the only substantial counterpoint to Obama's current agenda from the art community. What's been the response?

One writer from the LA Weekly declared of the image, "The only thing missing is a noose." Philip Kennicott of The Washington Post stated, "So why the anonymity? Perhaps because the poster is ultimately a racially charged image." Bedlam magazine, the first to comment on the poster back in April, argued, "The Joker white-face imposed on Obama's visage has a sort of malicious, racist, Jim Crow quality to it." Why would any artist who hopes to have (or keep) a career create images that criticize the president when both journalists and art reviewers make such irrational comments? To give some perspective, remember that the "noose" comment came from a publication that once presented a cover image of George W. Bush as a bloodthirsty vampire.

When I first saw the Obama Joker poster on my block in April I tried to read the website featured in the upper right-hand corner, but it was too pixilated to decipher. Is anonymity part of the artist's message? Possibly. However, if anonymity is not a part of the message, can you blame the artist for wanting to remain anonymous given the irrational and racially-charged criticism the poster has received?

I find it hard to believe that the Obama Joker creator is the only serious detractor (assuming that it is a critical commentary) within the art community. And I'm sure the incendiary criticism will keep others from creating similar images. But regardless of political affiliation, the art community must embrace all rational dissenters. Art must not exclusively serve the interests of any presidential administration.

It's time for the art community to return to its historical role in political affairs, which means speaking to power, not on behalf of it. Which leads me to the second case where art enters politics on a mass scale. The power of art, in combination with the suppression of free speech or a free press, has been used as a tool by authoritarian governments to control their citizens. From Hitler, Stalin, and Mao to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il, art has been used to deify leaders while preserving the position of the ruling class. Most artists would not want to be referred to as tools of the state, but in the case of Obama's administration, that's exactly what they've been so far.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 07:44:53 am »
Obama’s no Joker, and no superhero
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1205213/PETER-HITCHENS-Police-useless-uniformed-wing-New-Labour.html

A hostile poster of President Obama – altered so as to look like Heath Ledger as the Joker in Batman – has been denounced as ‘racist’.  It’s not. In fact, those who make this complaint are the ones with the racial hang-up. They simply wouldn’t make this claim if Mr Obama were not black. And they have no grounds for doing so.
 
Masked reality: Obama as 'The Joker' is ugly and shocking... but not racist. The artist has just copied the hideous make-up applied to Ledger’s face and put it on Mr Obama. It’s ugly. It’s hostile. It’s shocking. But that’s it. Obama supporters have been used to having it their own way, with their hero portrayed as a mixture of rock star and saint. Having raised expectations to ludicrous, unattainable levels, they must now face – and take some blame for – the anger and disappointment that will follow the discovery that he is in fact a normal human being with no superpowers at all.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 07:45:26 am »
Criticizing The President Is Not Racist
http://blog.heritage.org/2009/08/07/criticizing-the-president-is-not-racist/
 Posted August 7th, 2009 at 3.29pm in 685.

You know a side is on the run rhetorically when it deals the race card. The race card is divisive, disingenuous and outright dangerous, but its great virtue is that it can slow down the other side’s momentum, and even stop it altogether.

So, in a way, those of us who believe President Obama’s health care plans are misguided and hazardous to our national well being can take some comfort in the fact that the President’s supporters are so desperate that they are now crying “racism” in order to stop opposition.

Paul Krugman today in the New York Times writes that the motivation of those turning out to town halls across the nation is “racial anxiety.” And yesterday, in the Washington Post, Philip Kennicott wrote that a poster depicting Mr. Obama as the Joker in Batman movies, with the word “socialism” running underneath, “is ultimately a racially charged image.”

Both arguments were tortuous in the extreme, as they had to be, but were made nonetheless because they raise a sign that says, “Stop! Criticizing the President is racist.”

No, it isn’t. It was a necessary step for a black person to be elected president, one in which all Americans can exult. But we have a black President now, and it is our responsibility to criticize him when we must. There is nothing racist about saying that we should not hand one-sixth of our economy to government control.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2009, 07:48:31 am »
‘jOker’: When the Left’s Scared They Scream ‘Racist’
http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2009/08/04/joker-when-the-lefts-scared-they-scream-racist/
by John Nolte

Naturally those who enjoyed (and created) all the “art” and pop culture used to demonize and dehumanize George W. Bush (whoops!) are now crying “racism” with the turning of the tables. They’re worried, and this hollow cry is all they got because who knows better the power of this kind of imagery than those who have been using it for decades to further their goals of enslaving entire populations under the cruel yoke of Big Government.


Yesterday, when the “L.A. Weekly” went all crybaby over the Obama-Joker poster, they must have known that they themselves had published a cover portraying Bush as a blood-thirsty vampire. But all’s fair in love and war and this is ideological war where hypocrisy is a weapon, not something to be ashamed of.

The Left wants Obama-Joker nipped in the bud, and their goal is to stigmatize it as something racist before it shows up on t-shirts all over the country — before it catches fire.

Like Zorro with his “Z,” this artist strikes anonymously — and who can blame the desire for anonymity. No one even knows who this person is (he or she might be an Obama fan who thinks the posters are cool), and already the “R-Word” has been thrown about. Imagine if this individual is found to be anti-Obama. Remember Politico digging up dirt on a private citizen who merely asked Obama a question; the coordinated attack on Sarah Palin’s family courtesy of Hollywood and the media? Hell, Carrie Prejean agreed with Obama on gay marriage and look what they did to her. No, anonymity is probably a good idea.

Here’s another reason to stay in the shadows — a political reason:

When Obama has no one to attack, he must address the issue of his socialist policies directly, instead of attacking critics (or more accurately, using the media to do it for him). Personally, I hope the artist is a little, old, African American lady from Compton.

Personally, I hope the first person to give me a hard time over my Obama-Joker t-shirt is wearing something Leftist-approved, like something found here. That kind of irony doesn’t come along every day.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2009, 07:51:15 am »
The media is trying their best to spin this to get people to quieten down, but in the end I think they're going to end up just pissing off a lot more people than they bargained for and in essence make them even more vocal than they are now.

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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2009, 07:53:13 am »
Yeah... :o

It's kinda jaw dropping that they're doing this though -- but I can't help wondering if there's some kind of "catch" to all this...

...Any thoughts, Sane?

EDIT: I mean it's kinda suspicious that all of a sudden ever since a few days ago, ALL THESE DIFFERENT NEWS ARTICLES are coming out of NOWHERE......

...All the same sort of subject...
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009, 08:01:57 am »
Yeah... :o

It's kinda jaw dropping that they're doing this though -- but I can't help wondering if there's some kind of "catch" to all this...

...Any thoughts, Sane?

EDIT: I mean it's kinda suspicious that all of a sudden ever since a few days ago, ALL THESE DIFFERENT NEWS ARTICLES are coming out of NOWHERE......

...All the same sort of subject...

In all fairness, I had to dig deep for these.  Not exactly front cover of WaPo news.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009, 08:11:14 am »
In all fairness, I had to dig deep for these.  Not exactly front cover of WaPo news.

Oh, I had no clue actually -- I thought it was like viral mainstream news or something.

Anyway I was about to mention:

Has anyone forgotten about this?
White House Threatens Limbaugh Over Obama Criticism
White House Warns Rush: Nazi Talk Puts You On "Thin Ice" (Main article that PrisonPlanet.com was linking to)


So anyway, if the people who made the articles that you brought up are actually legitimate news -- then they'll probably be screwed over also if the white house goes after them somehow.

But anyway SNB said
The media is trying their best to spin this to get people to quieten down,--

--So I assumed that it was like a huge sudden viral mainstream news sort of thing that was going on...

But as you said, Sane, you had to dig deep for those, actually..
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009, 08:15:59 am »
Oh, I had no clue actually -- I thought it was like viral mainstream news or something.

Anyway I was about to mention:

Has anyone forgotten about this?
White House Threatens Limbaugh Over Obama Criticism
White House Warns Rush: Nazi Talk Puts You On "Thin Ice" (Main article that PrisonPlanet.com was linking to)


So anyway, if the people who made the articles that you brought up are actually legitimate news -- then they'll probably be screwed over also if the white house goes after them somehow.

But anyway SNB said
--So I assumed that it was like a huge sudden viral mainstream news sort of thing that was going on...

But as you said, Sane, you had to dig deep for those, actually..

Yup, I am trying to drum up "counter programming" to the CFR/Bilderberg bullshit that is destined to create civil strife in this country.  And the alternative/informed media is doing the same. Just a matter of time until this truth is common knowledge and the entire "racism" BS is fully exposed by all.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009, 11:18:23 am »


I'd like to address a problem I have with the above poster.

If (hypothetically speaking) Obama gives the lion's share of federal outlays to the poor, he's called a "socialist"; if, on the other hand, he does the very opposite and gives it instead to the parasitic war machine and to his filthy rich cronies on Wall Street -- which is actually what he's doing! -- he's still called a "socialist."

Thus, when well-meaning conservatives and libertarians blindly equate Obama's agenda with "socialism," they're giving people the false impression that Obama is out to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor (he's not!), and are thus strengthening Obama politically by giving him the "left cover" he needs to implement what in reality is a pro-Wall Street/corporate fascist agenda:

       http://propagandamatrix.com/forum/index.php/topic,5084.0.html

If the person who designed that poster had had any sense, instead the mere word "socialism," he would have put the words:

       SOCIALISM FOR BANKERS/DEBT SLAVERY FOR THE PEOPLE!

Or if that's too wordy, then:

       CORPORATE FASCISM!

As for the issue of race baiting, the reason Obama cultists have had as much public relations success as they've had thus far with that particular PsyOp tactic is that it's based on a kernel of truth -- namely, the fact that there are, indeed, a lot of bigots out there who despise Obama purely because of his race.

But an even greater truth is that the majority of Obama critics are not racist. Yet when one of these non-racist critics speaks out merely against Obama’s policies or political conduct, the smug, self-righteous limousine liberals in the corporate whore media still arrogantly accuse that critic of being a "racist."

The reality, of course, is that this mindless accusation of racism is itself racist, because it blatantly implies that -- even though the policies and conduct of all previous presidents could (since they were white) be treated separately from their respective race -- Obama’s policies and conduct cannot (since he's "black") be treated separately from his respective race.

Thus, from now on, whenever a reactionary Obama cultist screams “racist” at someone who commits the blasphemous sin of criticizing Obama’s Nazi-style policies, that person should immediately be called out for engaging in the very racism that he (or she) professes to oppose.

He should then be informed that, not only does the mere fact that he's wrapped himself in the flag of "anti-racism" not make his racist behavior any less racist, it makes him a flaming hypocrite as well.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2009, 01:20:27 pm »


I'd like to address a problem I have with the above poster.



chear up liberal pinko conmmie, AJ's posters say "fascism" on the bottom ;)

he exposed that giving 30 pieces of gold to the king and one piece to social services is not socialism it is feudal-fascism.
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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2009, 04:11:14 pm »


I'd like to address a problem I have with the above poster.
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If the person who designed that poster had had any sense, instead the mere word "socialism," he would have put the words:

       SOCIALISM FOR BANKERS/DEBT SLAVERY FOR THE PEOPLE!

Or if that's too wordy, then:

       CORPORATE FASCISM!

As for the issue of race baiting, the reason Obama cultists have had as much public relations success as they've had thus far with that particular PsyOp tactic is that it's based on a kernel of truth -- namely, the fact that there are, indeed, a lot of bigots out there who despise Obama purely because of his race.

But an even greater truth is that the majority of Obama critics are not racist. Yet when one of these non-racist critics speaks out merely against Obama’s policies or political conduct, the smug, self-righteous limousine liberals in the corporate whore media still arrogantly accuse that critic of being a "racist."

The reality, of course, is that this mindless accusation of racism is itself racist, because it blatantly implies that -- even though the policies and conduct of all previous presidents could (since they were white) be treated separately from their respective race -- Obama’s policies and conduct cannot (since he's "black") be treated separately from his respective race.

Thus, from now on, whenever a reactionary Obama cultist screams “racist” at someone who commits the blasphemous sin of criticizing Obama’s Nazi-style policies, that person should immediately be called out for engaging in the very racism that he (or she) professes to oppose.

He should then be informed that, not only does the mere fact that he's wrapped himself in the flag of "anti-racism" not make his racist behavior any less racist, it makes him a flaming hypocrite as well.

Whoever decided that the word should be "socialism" didn't think in a completely thorough way with his/her decision based on thoroughly and completely informed thoughts...

In all reality, it's possible that Obama could have words used that describe the true magnitude of who he is, what he's done, what he's doing, and how he is...

The words, if anyone ever figured them out would be way more hardcore, way "worse" than just saying socialism OR EVEN:

       SOCIALISM FOR BANKERS/DEBT SLAVERY FOR THE PEOPLE!

       CORPORATE FASCISM!

From all the things I've seen, maybe it's possible that one or two words doesn't truly describe what he's truly done...

I mean... just think of the magnitude.... and Obama isn't acting completely independantly on his own -- he isn't making his own decisions -- the people who own him -- it's not just Walstreet -- it's Builderburg -- it's the Shadow Bunker Government too, possibly

It's the military Co-OWNING AND Co-CONTROLLING HIM...... Alex doesn't exactly talk too much about that....

It's such a huge magnitude that I can't really describe it.... Yet most people are focused on the puppet..

People are focused on Obama and Walstreet and probably the people who are below Obama in the White House.

--What about the REAL controllers?! Is it the "forbidden" thing to talk about or something? (I'm not saying the moderators are gona' ban me for it - I'm just saying no-one talks about it... much...)

chear up liberal pinko conmmie, AJ's posters say "fascism" on the bottom ;)

he exposed that giving 30 pieces of gold to the king and one piece to social services is not socialism it is feudal-fascism.

Honestly that does more justice than socialism though -- he had to put SOMETHING on the poster

P.S. Didn't he also have a poster with infowars.com written on the bottom?
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2009, 05:22:06 pm »
Whoever decided that the word should be "socialism" didn't think in a completely thorough way with his/her decision based on thoroughly and completely informed thoughts...

In all reality, it's possible that Obama could have words used that describe the true magnitude of who he is, what he's done, what he's doing, and how he is...

The words, if anyone ever figured them out would be way more hardcore, way "worse" than just saying socialism OR EVEN:

       SOCIALISM FOR BANKERS/DEBT SLAVERY FOR THE PEOPLE!

       CORPORATE FASCISM!

From all the things I've seen, maybe it's possible that one or two words doesn't truly describe what he's truly done...

I mean... just think of the magnitude.... and Obama isn't acting completely independantly on his own -- he isn't making his own decisions -- the people who own him -- it's not just Walstreet -- it's Builderburg -- it's the Shadow Bunker Government too, possibly

It's the military Co-OWNING AND Co-CONTROLLING HIM...... Alex doesn't exactly talk too much about that....

It's such a huge magnitude that I can't really describe it.... Yet most people are focused on the puppet..

People are focused on Obama and Walstreet and probably the people who are below Obama in the White House.

--What about the REAL controllers?! Is it the "forbidden" thing to talk about or something? (I'm not saying the moderators are gona' ban me for it - I'm just saying no-one talks about it... much...)

Honestly that does more justice than socialism though -- he had to put SOMETHING on the poster

P.S. Didn't he also have a poster with infowars.com written on the bottom?

yup.

put up this poster next to the Obama one:

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Re: Media finally starting to expose the BS race baiting nonsense
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2009, 05:43:03 pm »
yup.

put up this poster next to the Obama one:



i happen to have that thread saved from b