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AdLib On August - 4 - 2014

image The classic commercial for the United Negro College Fund coined the phrase, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” A portion of the Republican Party apparently begs to differ with that proposition as well as what it and the organization that promoted it represented.

The real issue here is that when you criticize white people in power for using their power to further oppress black people, you’re being racist. After all, aren’t you attacking only white people when you do so? You might as well have separate unemployment rates, incarceration rates and separate political parties for white people and black people to join! GOP Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama has a mind like a steel trap…that has been left in an Alabama swamp and rusted shut…and declared today on that fountain of racial tolerance, The Laura Ingraham Show that:

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”

He is so right! First off, we all know that Democrats aren’t white, otherwise, how could Democrats be on one side of a war and white people be on the other side? And making such a statement in itself, that all white people are under attack by a political party with a substantial minority base, couldn’t be blatant racism…at least within most communities where crosses keep catching fire.

I mean, it’s not like he’s generalizing and stereotyping, right? And how can you think of racial division and bigotry and not think of white people in the Republican party and Barack Obama? I mean, come on, haven’t white men been attacked enough already…just for attacking minorities, women and 99% of Americans? Is nothing sacred? It’s clear that the terrible prejudice of Democrats comes from still holding onto resentments from what they perceive as wrongs in the distant past. Well, voter suppression laws to prevent black and minority citizens from voting were passed over a year ago, can’t we move on already?

In fact, here are some suggestions for legislation The House can pass to protect white people from the institutionalized racism that poor people and minorities have been using to oppress them:

 

The Voting Whites Act

This bill protects white voters from intimidation by making it illegal for up to three black people to dress up as “The New Black Panthers”  and stand in front of a mostly black polling place. It also gives white voters the right to vote multiple times on behalf of any neighbors, relatives or imaginary friends who would have voted for the same candidate(s) if they could have. And to counterbalance unfair over-voting by minorities, each white vote will be democratically multiplied by two.

 

The Trolls to the Polls Act

In order to encourage voter turnout in white areas, an increased number of polling places will be set up in their districts, early voting will apply just to them and absentee ballots will be sent out to all white voters only. To prevent minority voters from oppressing the white vote, crocodile moats will encircle all polling places in their districts, ballots will be made out of edible rice paper and they will be pre-marked with the superior white-favored candidates selected. Black people must prove their citizenship and right to vote if they do somehow make it to the polls, only official Republican National Committee membership IDs will be accepted as proof of citizenship.

 

The Apart Tide Act

In the pursuit of combating those behind the tide of pulling Americans apart from each other, this law would protect all racial communities by setting up protective barriers around those communities most under siege. This would apply to all white communities. Those who are not white and want to enter these communities will be required to have papers that document their identity and allow authorities to track their white-oppressing activities. Special buses that only have seats at the back of the bus will be exclusively provided for non-whites traveling in these communities and in case of an attack on the community, a Ted Nugent song will be played over the town’s loudspeakers to quickly evacuate whites from their homes and get them running for the hills.

Too bad Congress is on vacation for this entire month, it’s iffy whether white people will be able to survive until they return and pass theses laws.

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. jjgravitas says:

    I have to admit, I am a little bit confused by this “war on whites thing.” Is Mo Brooks referring to a “war on republican whites,” a “war on conservative whites” (same thing), or a war on whites in general? I am both white and a Democrat. Does that mean I have to make war on myself? I’ve been doing that for years, trying very hard to break the habit. Therapy helps, I’m sure Mo Brooks could use some. He should also hire some non-white assistants to slap him around when he makes stupid statements like this. So should FOX News.

    Stay tuned for more divisive hateful observations. Not from me of course.

  2. kesmarn says:

    AdLib, I just love this one! I’m sorry it took me so long to respond, but I was out there Monday and Tuesday of this week doing my civic duty. As a Democrat I was at the polls, waging war on white people.

    Monday evening I was setting up the Diebold machines, making sure that I inserted the special pre-hacked memory cards supplied to me by certain anonymous “operatives.”

    Then Tuesday (even though this was a special one-issue election regarding a school tax levy — no candidates) I made sure I asked all the white voters for gold medallion proof of citizenship, personally signed by either Ted Cruz or Ted Nugent. No proof. No vote. Sorry.

    Yes, it was 10:30 p.m. before we all got out of there. But — hey — that’s the price of democracy. Or rather “Democraticocracy.”

    Anything for my party.

    • AdLib says:

      Kes, you definitely took care of the top priorities first, continuing our brilliant War on Whites at the ballot box!

      Did you remember to give the Eligibility to Vote test to white people? Asking them to name one black member of Congress, give the date of the Emancipation Proclamation and and name one black friend they have?

      That would have really hammered white people turnout!

      • kesmarn says:

        Check. Check. And check on that, boss. When it comes to war, we Dems are nothing if not thorough. I think we eliminated pretty much 100% of “those people.”

  3. monicaangela says:

    AdLib, I really think you need to patent that “Voting Whites Act” phrase. It is catching fire here in my neighborhood, the people just love it, all the people no matter their race, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. :)

    • AdLib says:

      Wow, that’s very cool to hear, monicaangelena! Maybe I need to make it into a bumper sticker!

      • monicaangela says:

        I don’t know if it would make a good bumper sticker, it would probably cause more problems between human beings. It would be funny for some, but like hate speech for others who could not or would not see the humor in it. :)

  4. VegasBabe says:

    Adlib, for the record, I LIKE it when you talk/write like this. Calling it like it is! Well done. Y’all sure you ain’t a brutha? :)

  5. James Michael Brodie says:

    My friend, I am seldom at a loss for words. Well done.

    What scares me is the venom. Spent some time over at Yahoo…

    nuf sed.

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks so much, James, means a lot.

      Please don’t subject yourself to Yahoo comments, I’m convinced my brain takes days to repair itself after reading any comments there.

      Do keep in mind that the haters and racists there are very overrepresented, they’re a small portion of Americans…but they are out there and that is something to keep in mind.

      They are gradually dying out though, the younger generations are very colorblind and replacing these dinosaurs. It will continue to take time and the closer the end comes, the more frantic they’ll get but they are going extinct.

  6. confuseddemocrat says:

    Well done AdLib.
    The GOP is fast becoming the American Apartheid party. And though we Democrats like to think that they will be annihilated demographically, the reality is that they have much more resources and are more centrally organized.

    Moreover, the GOP base is more aggressive and will remain so because it views itself as being on the brink of losing racial, economic, cultural and numerical domination. In short, its existence is on the line, and when you are trying to survive, you will do anything (even immoral acts).

    So like the Apartheid Party, they will enact state laws which slowly take away rights from those who they deem to be their enemies…and that in turn will affect national laws. And given the current make up the right wing dominated SCOTUS which has subtly and not so subtly stated through its actions that its goal is to enable the GOP power grab, the GOP is far from dead……..

    They have simply entered a new phase. We shouldn’t be surprised that this guy is blatant. Phyllis schafly and pat buchanan and others have been stating for months after 2012, that the GOP needed to appeal to white voters. The outreach musings was a shield to provide plausible deniability.

    Because there is some concern about the senate staying blue, they are now doubling down on their racist appeals . No more curt dog-whistles. The GOP over the last few weeks have declared themselves (loudly and resoundingly) the American White People Party.

    We need to recognize how powerful fear is and that this new tactic may be distressingly successful and thus will allow them to stave off demographic shifts for at least another decade or so

    If you think not, then my liberal friends; you have forgotten history. We should ask ourselves

    “why did horrendously poor white men willingly go off to die to protect slavery, an economic system that kept them in abject poverty while providing wealth to a few plantation owners?”

    • VegasBabe says:

      Your last sentence is on the MARK! And the same mindset that led those white soldiers THEN, remains prevalent amongst goper supporters today. When oh when will they learn and abandon finally this sheep like behavior? Is it really THAT important to keep minorities and specifically AA’s oppressed to allow them to feel superior? How stupid can you be? It’s deplorable that many of these folks fail to receive even more appropriate direction and guidance from their clergy who can be even worse.

      • monicaangela says:

        Hello VB!!

        Not only is the U.S. far from achieving a post-racial society, but dog-whistle politics is reinforcing the role of race and contributing to the decline of the middle class as whites vote against their own best interests.

        This is the thesis in a new book by Ian Haney López, a law professor at the University of California-Berkeley, who says that racism in this country is not dead, only taking on new forms as it adapts to changes in society.

        While neither the concept of dog-whistle politics nor the phenomenon of single-issue voters is new, Haney López re-frames the debate in terms of race and its impact on our widening political divide and growing economic inequality.

        Dog-whistle politics refers to code words or phrases that carry connotations readily apparent to a target audience, much as a dog can hear the high-pitched whistle that doesn’t register with humans. The Republican Party, he argues, is using coded language to rally white voters to its side, even if it means voting against their own economic interests.

    • AdLib says:

      confuseddemocrat, the Repubs are becoming demographically annihilated, that’s why they are dooing everything they’re doing. All the voter suppression, tortured gerrymandering, trying to destroy respect for our government, all are evidence that they know their numbers are making their party unsustainable unless they cheat.

      They do have a great deal of money and their follower mindset does make them more effective propaganda soldiers but in the end, they can’t win.

      They’re caught between a rock and a racist place, to keep their core voters, they have to appeal to racism but doing so keeps their party shrinking and less able to win national elections.

      It is unsustainable in the long run but in the short term, they are still just competitive enough to keep being openly racist…but 2016 may be the last election cycle where that can work for them.

  7. RSGmusic says:

    HI AdLib, yes Nice article on the war on whites. Really like the bills you present (snark but could happen). Now i would not go so far as to say the democrats are all of color. There is a white portion of the party. I will say that this portions of whites see color better and do not seem to mind the melding of races in the USA. A war on whites well i do not think so.

    I have live in three different out looks on politics. One my father side i got the democratic Hispanic and the native american indian very much against the republicans. On my mother side are the immigrates from Austria and Italian they born in a city the 1/2 the town was in both countries. Although many of them where democrats some where republican and the political discussion was on and heavy is a way to put it. Then I married into a predominantly republican family. My wife being mainly democrat but both times voting republican because of Obama. The only thing that is true on her side of the family is that all their friends are white and republican. SO with that all in mind the GOP is the the party of white racists mostly in the political candidates. Yes this guy is an amoeba for brains in fact.
    By 2016, the democrats will not be running a candidate of color so many who just voted against Obama will return to the democratic side. 2016 will be a big lose for the GOP for president. Much of it will be because in general the GOP is 10 to 12 yrs the senior of the democrats and will lose proximately 5 million voters from 2012 due to natural death from old age. Some of that is offset by new young republicans coming in but not in enough numbers cut 2 million of the 5 million. Romney lost be 5 to 6 million people. With the GOP war on everybody even their own republicans they will lose. I am surprised they will gain seats in 2014. If they do get the senate look for 2 more yrs of nothing but blockage. Hopefully the Dems will appoint many lower supreme court justices to fight of the religious war that the GOP so loves.

    As a nation of immigrants, it is amazing that their all still millions that think america is all white and will not let other in.

    • AdLib says:

      RSGMusic, I agree, that was one of the points I was making. How could Democrats have a war on white people without that meaning they also had a war against a majority of their own members?

      What is transparent is that Mo(Problems) is only identifying the old, white, racist men of the GOP as “white people”. Apparently, if you’re a Democrat, you’re not white.

      Very interesting to hear about your background and family. Was it contentious when your wife voted Republican because she didn’t want to vote for Obama?

      Good point about the Dems probably not running someone of color in 2016…though if they run a woman, it is still running someone who is a minority when it comes to politics. Repubs will lose the crossover vote they’ve gotten from those Dems and Indies with racial prejudices but they probably will get a smaller crossover vote from chauvinist men who are intimidated at the thought of having a woman be the most powerfu person in the country.

      I do hope Dems keep populating the courts with Progressive judges and hopefully under the next Dem President’s term, we will get a new SCOTUS judge to reverse the hateful majority now ruling there.

      • RSGmusic says:

        HI AdLib yes i agree with your post.

        These judges on the right are the most corrupt supreme court judges of all time.

        I don’t know if i have given you this?
        https://soundcloud.com/userghost

        This leads to some of my original music. 4 songs
        ON the wings of love
        Watching the change of the days ( vocals )
        The little white lies. ( vocals )
        Tones and modulation == this one is flat out synthesizers like Rick Wakeman .

        A synthesizer can create any instrument made and others that have not be created yet.

        enjoy them if you want

  8. Kalima says:

    Well I for one must protest. These people who call themselves oppressed whites in America and the former apartheid South Africa have more than just a few screws loose. I hate being lumped with the "white" crowd because I consider myself to be light beige, and on good days even peachy. The only place that race should be a defining factor is when running a 100 meter one.

    Whoever gave this "white supremacy" notion to a bunch of chalky faced fools, is more than just delusional. Everything we have learned so far came from ancient and non white cultures, so how can we feel superior about things we stole in the first place? Credit where credit is due. The only thing that "white folks" have perfected is killing. Killing is something we have been consistently good at for over 5,000 years.

    Loved the deserved snark in your post, AdLib. As always, thank you for being so bloody honest.

    Now I'm off to sleep knowing that somewhere in Japan, the temps rose to 42C today. Remember, there is no global warming with many of these same "white folks". :shock:

    Goodnight from beige-y peachy. Fortunately I've never been a part of the colour that makes me blink with shame or makes me blind to the suffering of others.

    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, you will always be “peachy” to me!

      I think you’re right, to be fair we should have a paint chip gradation of “white” people, from the pastiest skinned to the pinkest toned, the wide spectrum of white should be fully presented.

      The problem is when we get to those white people who tan well or Coppertone well (Boehner, I’m looking at you). They may not technically be “white” but I have a dream that one day, white people won’t be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their bank accounts.

  9. monicaangela says:

    This article is really funny until you turn all of the topics around and realize that for minorities in this nation, those who the war is really against, all of this is true.

    This congressman is not the only person who thinks this way or who has a real anxiety attack when it comes to the idea that he and his “people” just might lose their white privilege. That is what the congressman’s comments are really all about, that changing demographic in this country, and the fact that these types, those like Brooks, can’t brainwash their children anymore. Just as Americans are waking up regarding the bias of the U.S. towards Israel and against the Palestinians, white children are waking up to the fact that their parents and grandparents many of them adhere to what can only be called white privilege and a system of apartheid in this nation for everyone who isn’t white, and for women also, even if they do happen to be white.

    Thank you for writing this article AdLib, thank you for calling out a bigot when you saw him, and don’t stop here, Mo Brooks is just a fraction of the tip of an ugly iceberg. :)

    • AdLib says:

      monicaangela, so true, this mentality is indeed about the fear of losing white privilege and silencing those who are protesting it.

      “We could argue back and forth about whose ancestors were slaves and whose ancestors were slaveholders but what does it matter? Let’s just all agree that the way things are is the way things should always be and we should all just stop arguing, okay?”

      • monicaangela says:

        “…there is no division of races. God Almighty made but one race. I adopt the theory that in time the varieties of races will be blended into one. Let us look back when the black and the white people were distinct in this country. In two hundred and fifty years there has grown up a million of intermediate. And this will continue.”

        ~~~~~~~Frederick Douglass

        Something Mo Brooks and others tried desperately to harness, unsuccessfully of course. Imagine a nation where we had to have a case like Loving vs. Virgina. This is proof positive that this racist war has been going on since inception of this nation. A law had to be written before people of color could marry a person considered to be of the white race. Pitiful to say the least, sad to say even more. My ancestors moved from state to state some of them so that they could get married. I look at what this nation is now doing to people of the LGBT community, and realize, this is not about race persay, it is about power and dominance, and finance. Imagine how many rights and benefits the LGBT community have been cheated out of for so long. Imagine the fact that White men and minority women or Minority men and white women were prohibited from marrying for the same reasons…power, dominance, and the hope that white wealth and white privilege would remain in the hands of the racist bigots who descended from those who stole this land from its rightful owners and set up a holier than thou society that has lasted for so many years. I am happy to see this empire crumble.

        Don’t get the wrong idea, I am not against white people, as far as skin goes, many of my relatives, even brothers and sisters in my immediate family have that, no I am not against the skin color, I am against the horrible mindset behind some who happen to possess that skin color and that horrible mentality that would deny others what they are tooth and nail trying to hang onto. :)

        For those who can’t seem to understand this, I point to the Supreme Court, and to the congress, and to the members of both who continue to attend Koch brothers seminars and allow the American Legislative Exchange Council to write the laws of this nation. According to its website, ALEC “works to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public.” Just look at the law they are most noted for influencing:

        ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws
        Voter identification
        Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act
        Criminal sentencing and prison management
        Energy and the environment
        Telecommunications and information technology
        Health care
        Education
        Outside the United States
        In July 2012, The Guardian ran an article reporting that ALEC had taken action to oppose plain cigarette packaging laws outside the United States. It is contacting governments that are planning to introduce bans on cigarette branding, including the UK and Australia.

        Many white men believe this group is creating/writing laws that benefit them against minorities and women. I wonder what they are going to do when they some day wake up to find that this organization heavily influenced by the Koch brothers are only on the side of the wealthy/corporations, color for them is not a factor, unless that color happens to be green.

        So again, thanks for the article.

        “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”
        ~~~~~~~― Frederick Douglass

    • confuseddemocrat says:

      I hope you are right monicaangela. But there is so much fear and uncertainty in the electorate. And the gop is exploiting that. If you notice they are now trying to disguise their anti-latino diatribe by claiming they are trying to kick out those people who are taking 8 millions jobs away from “americans”.

      In economically stressed blue collar areas, that trash talk may resonate.

      • monicaangela says:

        More and more, those tactics are not working. I live in a predominantly white community. Things here have changed a great deal regarding the opinions of my white neighbors. When I first moved here my husband and I were one of 8 minority couples in the community. We were ignored for a while, neglected for a while, harassed for a while, and then gradually accepted and eventually just another hard working couple in the community.

        Lately I talk to white friends some democrats, some republicans, and their fears are the same as many of my minority friends, some them have lost 2nd homes, some have been denied unemployment, some have lost their jobs to outsourcing, some who happen to be gay, have finally started to realize that they too deserve equality. Many of the white women I call friends have long ago realized that this government of, by, and for the white man was definitely under serving them and confusing their children. This is not a white vs. minority thing, never has been, it is a wealthy vs. the rest of us thing, the racial aspect of it is what is known as divide and conquer.

        If you have everyone fighting for equality, you are free to exploit them at every turn. America is waking up, and the changing demographic is rendering the “Southern Strategy” what one would say is tantamount to “NULL and VOID” that strategy just isn’t going to work anymore. And those that have counted on the tactic for so many years are running scared….as they should be. :)

  10. Nirek says:

    So, Ad, they don’t like the war on women so they make up a “war on whites”?
    AdLib, you better be careful or they will see this and next month when they get back from their vacation (at our expense) they will be talking about the “war on whites”! Mark my word, it will come to fruition!

    When the “war on whites” is brought to us , I will have to laugh because you started it, Ad. They can’t think of anything without help.

    • AdLib says:

      Nirek,

      “The War on Whites” is more “The Whine of Whites” who don’t want to have to take criticism or protests for their racist ways.

      It is a twisted time when some in the majority religion and majority race, who have stolen power from minorities for so long, feel they have to also steal the label of “oppressed” from those they oppress! Not only do they hold most of the power but they also need to claim to be the most victimized…to justify their hatreds and prejudices.

      You know what they say though, be careful what you wish for, you might get it.

      As time passes and in our lifetime, these racists will live out their worst fears and become the racial minority they pretend to be.

      • Nirek says:

        Ad, it will not be long before whites are the minority. Inter racial marriages are more common now and their offspring will ensure that it happens soon. Not a bad thing, in my opinion.

  11. MurphTheSurf3 says:

    Just for the sake of context…

    Brook went on to say: “It doesn’t make any difference if you’re a white American, a black American, a Hispanic American, an Asian American or if you’re a woman or a man.. Every single demographic group is hurt by falling wages and lost jobs. So the Democrats, they have to demagogue on this and try and turn it into a racial issue, which is an emotional issue, rather than a thoughtful issue. If it becomes a thoughtful issue, then we win and we win big. And they lose and they lose big.”


    • AdLib says:

      Murph, that’s the dishonest tactic of racists, trying to argue against protests against themselves by saying no one should protest or oppose anyone else…which would leave the status quo in place so the racist, superiority of power whites hold against minorities stays as it is.

      Of course those who have power over others want everyone to shut up and accept the way things are. But it ain’t gonna happen.

    • RSGmusic says:

      HI Murph i like your out look.
      We have discussed this before and you know the native american Indian side of my opinion.
      Please read my post to AdLib perhaps it is a different out look.

      LONG life and prosper in peace.

      A synthesizer can create any instrument made and others that have not be created yet.

      The ghost.

    • monicaangela says:

      So, every group is hurt, every demographic group is hurt, BUT, the war is on white people? How does this make any sense? He is actually doing what all republicans do, make a mistake, blame it on Obama, make an asinine statement and blame it on Obama, be and idiot and Blame Obama because he is educated. You can’t clean this up, this guy is a racist bigot that does not deserve to represent the people of his state or this nation.

      • confuseddemocrat says:

        actually, he is trying the old true and successful political tactics, scapegoat a minority (latinos)and blame them for the nation’s plights. The other ugly message is: “this is what happens when you elect one of “them”, they will make harder for you “whites” to survive”.

        That is why they are trying so hard to link Obama to illegal immigration or to claim he is inviting them in.

        • monicaangela says:

          So true confuseddemocrat, it is so obvious a 4th grader could see it….shame on those who consider themselves educated and somehow fail to understand what this man is trying to do. :)

    • Nirek says:

      As a white, old man I think this guy is a jackass at best!

      • RSGmusic says:

        Agreed Nirek!!

        A synthesizer can create any instrument made and others that have not be created yet.

        • monicaangela says:

          Where can we buy some of your synthesized music? I particularly like the audio stream with a Reggae influence.

          • RSGmusic says:

            HI Monicaangela.

            Well I am glad you heard the stream of my music. I hope you listen to all 4?

            ( Little white lies ) is the song you heard. At the present time My work is copy written but not available in stores or on the internet. All Album/CD
            versions are sold out from 1981.

            If you email me i can supply songs to you. ( [email protected] ) All info will not be used in any other way.

            A synthesizer can create any instrument made and others that have not be created yet.

            • monicaangela says:

              Sold out since 1981? Why haven’t you restocked this music? Are the Albums/CD’s full length CD’s like most normal CD’s up to 80 minutes of music? I’ll email you later.

  12. pinkpantheroz says:

    In the Voting Whites Act, you left out a very important demographic -- the countless whites who occupy the local cemeteries and their Generations. Why shouldn’t they be allowed to vote, just because the’re dead? Their proxy votes will be deemed to the local GOP candidates to disperse as required.

    • AdLib says:

      ppo -- That’s actually covered in another bill, The Dead Scott Decision Act, it provides for all white people, especially those named Scott, to proxy vote for all deceased relatives.

      The newest growing demographic will become dead white people, zombies will see a growth in employment as lobbyists.

  13. sillylittleme says:

    Funny, as usual, Adlib. But Ted Nugent playing so they can run for the hills? Shouldn’t that be pants-shitting music?


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