Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/further/2020/06/29/overwrought-white-privilege-101
Viral phone video, to TV news, to hit reality infomercial, to Trump Cabinet posting, to “tell all” best seller, to messy divorce featuring trafficked, underage same-sex refugees. USA, USA! Go, l’il Baby JESUS!! How can you NOT notice, pointing an auto-loading rifle at your spouse, with a round chambered and the safety off? I wonder who gets the art? Did these creatures procreate? Where were the kids, with matching pink & blue MTAR-21s/40mm grenade launchers?
The rich, as they never tire of boasting, are better than the rest of us which is why they’re rich. Jesus didn’t like the rich and, though I’m an atheist, he was right, wasn’t he? The main thing the rich don’t like is:
21 Jesus looked at him, loved him, and said to him, “There is one thing you lack: Go, sell everything you own and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.”
22 But the man was saddened by these words and went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.
23 Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!”
“There is one thing you lack: Go, sell everything you own & give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven" Then both of these dead-eyed narcissistic zombies emptied all clips into Jesus, each other & horrified protesters… since Jews weren’t permitted in their gated splendor. AMEN!
Covid-19 doesn’t respect wealth. Perchance he will pay them a visit.
Just looking at them proves that you don’t need to live in a trailer park to be trash.
What a pair of paranoid racist snowflakes. And perhaps they fear the all powerful antifa who they fear are coming for their privileged way of life. They clearly live in fear and hate. All they had to do was hang out and cheer on the protestors. But their ugly hatred overruled such a simple and beautiful act to support their fellow citizens who are out there actually trying to make the world a better place. I have zero tolerance for anyone who own guns and brandishes them at peaceful people.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,…” It appears that grasp of firearm safety protocols has degenerated since the 18th century. A little textualism might help here, perhaps something about the meaning of ‘well regulated’ and ‘security’.
The video does enhance our understanding of the statistics about gun owners, their families, themselves, and who gets shot most often by their weapons.
I suggest that progressives arm themselves.
But when I do, I get a fair amount of pushback from commenters here.
This despite right wingers pointing guns at us repeatedly just in the last two months.
This despite many reports of police welcoming armed right wingers to stand with them at protests.
I’m totally unsurprised to find they’re personal injury attorneys. Who else–with the possible exception of a few hedge-fund managers–could afford to live in that mausoleum??
agreed … its past time to defend our beliefs as they do theirs
Such priceless imagery; lily white filthy rich couple in front of ostentatious mansion paranoically afraid of the dark hoards of peons who dare to trespass on their precious neighborhood ( peacefully and going to the mayor’s house, not theirs) .
And they had the gall to lie about their intentions afterward. Note that she had her finger on the trigger; poor gun handling don’t put finger on trigger unless you are going to shoot, and don’t point it at anything you don’t want to shoot. He as least kept his finger off the trigger.
Frankly they look so miserably pathetic. This is the poster board for the state of the US.
One problem with the defund the police idea is that rich white people will be hiring their own police forces for their exclusive neighborhoods. Privatization of policing is already a trend-this is not good.
It would be best to look at European models for structuring and training of police. For example, the German police shoot an average of ten people per year, US police shoot around a thousand. Uk police shoot as many in a year as US cops do in a week. There is something wrong with this picture. See dw police-in-germany-kill-more-than-you-think.
" The survey found that Germans trust their cops more than they trust their doctors (80 percent), more than they trust their chancellor (57 percent) and more than twice as much as they trust their printed press (40 percent). Of course unlike the US with its extensive history of violence abroad and at home; Germans have learned their lessons since WWII.
“What country before, every existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that his people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. … What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Colonel William S. Smith, Paris (November 13, 1787)
It’s a little odd that CD is posting about this, but we read nothing about many of the actual murders, lynchings, disappearings and vows of genocide that are advancing the race war, committed in revenge for a couple cops getting fired, by people who can’t even claim they were afraid of looters.
Head on over to DemocracyNow for some real news.
“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” (Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Act IV, Scene 2). Willy had it right, and it definitely applies here.
The inside of that place definitely reminds one of a funeral home.
You’re not one of those Boogaloo Bois are you, Senior?
My first reaction, when only one of the photos was posted to my FB page, the one where the male is pointing his unlocked and loaded weapon at the female, was to point out the various egregious epic fails of firearm safety. Like those dreadful driver’s ed films from the 50’s and 60’s(Signal 30 is one of my favs). I didn’t find out the rest of the story until this post.
Now, I’m Progressive/socialist, but I owned a firearm before I became legally blind. Followed all safety rules. Never open carried until a couple with a very vicious dog moved next door and failed to control it. Then I placed weapon in holster, full mag and safety off, went into the back yard with it fully displayed. Dog ran at me, I drew the weapon and calmly said, “This is loaded and the safety is off. Your dog sets one paw on my property in aggressive mode and it will be the last thing he’ll do. So control your animal.” Turned around and went about my business. And kept having to open carry because they thought since I was elderly and a woman I’d never pull the trigger.
Given the mood of this nucky futz culture, learn how to use a firearm safely. Get the permits. If we let it known that we at least know our way around weapons, those who wish us harm because we’re “liberal” might think twice. Meanwhile, continue to go with non violence, unless, of course, you’re threatened by a vicious dog and prefer to still be alive by the time animal control shows up…We’re talking a full-grown bull mastiff.
“Things” like “Boobie and Clod” follow a “Richie’s Redacted Version” of the Bible, it leaves out all that bad stuff Jeez says about rich people.
In San Francisco that 1.5 million residence would be a 2 bedroom 1 bath.