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In the aftermath of Trump revealing highly sensitive and classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister, Russia Today oops RT.com has a puff piece with Vladimir Putin playing a piano entitled “Putin trying to decide on song to play for Trump during Trump visit next month.” I have a suggestion.

On a more serious note: It’s no longer a secret that white people are killing themselves at increasingly high rates. Opiate addiction and suicide are cutting short the lives of increasing numbers of white people — especially poor white people.

Yet — this isn’t happening to black people, or to Hispanic people. Just to white people.

Why? Some researchers think they’ve found the answer:

Q: When you looked into inequality and hope, you found some really interesting differences between poor whites, blacks and Hispanics, right?

A:Yes. One of the things we find is that there is really low optimism for the future among poor whites, and desperation and suicide. Even though Hispanics and blacks are equally poor and probably more disadvantaged on many fronts, they maintain much higher levels of optimism about the future, and they’re not suffering from the same levels of suicide and depression.

Now, I don’t know about Hispanics, but I taught plenty of poor whites and poor blacks back during my teaching days. So I think about the poor white people that I taught, and the poor black people that I taught, and what was the biggest difference between them, and what it boils down to is respect. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

Specifically, the black kids damn well respected learning and professionalism. The black boys in particular might put on some attitude, but you go in there wearing a suit and tie and shiny black shoes instead of dressed like some high school kid and you’re strong and professional, and they respect the fuck outta that — and the girls especially responded. As did the parents. Now, there’s problems in the black community, I won’t deny that. But lack of respect for learning isn’t one of them, and neither is lack of respect for professionals. In fact, black women are on track to become the most educated group in America. A larger percentage of black women are in college than is true of any other group. Even Asians, the supposed “model minority”, send a smaller percentage of their population to college.

The poor whites, on the other hand… they didn’t respect learning. That was “egghead stuff”. “Why do I need to learn this?” was the constant plaint of their kids. They had no respect for intellectuals or professionals of any kind, who they viewed as “disrespecting them” by using all them thare big words with, like, more than four letters ‘n’ stuff, y’know. Education was treated with suspicion and professionals were as well.

Needless to say this completely limited their options when things didn’t go well. Meanwhile, blacks know why they haven’t gotten their slice of the American pie — white people been keeping them down. But not out. They have 150 years of survival experience dealing with what white people been dishing out and white people still ain’t managed to knock’em out. And now that their women folk at least are getting educated, and white people seem to be killing themselves off… fuck, why *shouldn’t* they have hope that their future may be better than their past. I mean, 160 years ago they were fucking slaves, and now a black woman is the billionaire owner of a television network! So yeah, things might suck — especially for black men, who have their own issues — but hope ain’t dead for them.

But for the poor white trash class that despises education and “desk jobs”? Whose sole aspiration was to be a truck driver or a factory worker or a miner, and never had any dreams beyond that? Well, their dream jobs are going away — even truck drivers are going to be an extinct species within the next forty years as self-driving trucks become the norm — and shit, what more do they have to hope for? They despise education and “desk jobs”, but that’s all that the economy is producing other than McJobs, so they end up sayin’ “will there be fries with that order sir?” at the local McFood joint and taking the proceeds and shooting up heroin and killing themselves.

So yeah, I ain’t surprised by this study that looked at “hope” showing that poor whites have less hope for their future than blacks and Hispanics. When you’ve systematically shut off all avenues for entering the professional classes by disdaining education and “desk job” people… well fuck. You might as well just go out in the cow pasture and shoot yourself in the head, already. Poor white trash culture is a sick culture, even sicker than black culture (where there is a lot of despair on the part of a large minority of black males, but that’s offset by the fact that black women are pulling above their weight class), and I suspect we’re going to see a lot more dead bodies — and not a helluva lot of good coming out of white trash America, where the politics of spite are still the rule. Where if they’re underneath a highway bridge living in a cardboard box cooking a dead pigeon over a hobo stove, they’ll gladly vote for someone who’ll take their hobo stove away if it means that the black guy the next bridge over don’t even have a cardboard box.

Well thing is, they done this already, and the black guy the next bridge over, he asked his woman for another cardboard box and she gave him one. So now what?

Well, you know the answer to that one. They be killing themselves with opioids and despair. How dare that black man get a free cardboard box from his baby momma!

And so they kill themselves.

– Badtux the Hope Penguin

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Being a Nazi isn’t about having swastika armbands and cool brown shirts. It’s about believing the same things as the Nazis did.

So, what did the Nazis believe? Let’s read Mein Kampf (the Murphy Edition, which is generally held to be the best of the admittedly rather problematic translations into English), and see what we get!

  1. White people are the master race, and of white people, pure Aryan (Germanic) people are the most superior of all because Aryan people build a culture rather than cower in selfishness. (Mein Kampf, all over)
  2. The Aryan race must not feel guilty about what it does to the inferior peoples, who are weeds that must be occasionally pulled up (i.e., killed). (Mein Kampf, page 36)
  3. Any mixing of the Aryan race with the inferior peoples results in the degeneration of the people. (Mein Kampf, Page 162)
  4. Jews are negroid parasites who have used the generosity of the Aryan people to enter our nation and control our finances, our literature, our commerce, even vital government bodies of our nation, and are parasites upon the Aryan people (Mein Kampf, all over, starting from page 16). Thus under #2 they are weeds that must be pulled up as the nation naturally dislikes blood-sucking tyranny (Mein Kampf, Page 242)
  5. A woman’s role is to submit to the strong man. (Mein Kampf, Page 45)
  6. Inferior peoples must be prevented from breeding in order to strengthen the master race (Nuremberg Laws, which enforced mandatory sterilization of “undesirables”).
  7. All Communists or “minority” socialists (i.e., anarcho or syndicalist socialism) are traitors. (Mein Kampf, Page 518)
  8. Socialism (“Social democracy”) is evil and built upon lies. (Mein Kampf, Page 56).
  9. Anything you read in the mainstream press is fake news, lies spread by the Jews. (Mein Kampf, Page 275).

So, do you believe white people are best, mixing of races is wrong, it’s okay to be harsh with inferior people, Jews are evil parasites, a woman’s role is to submit to a strong man, and all socialists are traitors? Congratulations, you’re a Nazi! Bonus points if you believe in exterminating inferior peoples…

– Badtux the “Yeah, lotsa Nazis denying they’re Nazis” Penguin

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… quit proposing Nazi policies like genocide. Yeah, some fine MAGAts in Maricopa County (Arizona) proposed liberal genocide and deportation of the Jews to save America for white people. Thereby proving that Maricopa County is one of the Orange Racist Pussy Grabber’s strongholds. Yay, Arizona.

Meanwhile, Paul Ryan literally flunks the answer to the question, “what is insurance?”. The answer to that question, of course, is that insurance is risk pooling. Let’s take leukemia. Leukemia is pretty rare, but when it happens, it costs $1,000,000 to cure it. So if leukemia strikes one in 10,000 people in a given year, then 10,000 people can each put $100 into the pot, and the lucky individual who comes down with leukemia gets his leukemia treatment.

Here’s the point: Yes, the healthy people are paying for the healthcare of the sick person with leukemia, but that’s because they didn’t know at the beginning of the year whether they would be the one person in the pool who came down with leukemia. So they pooled the risk — they put $100 into the pot so that if they did turn out to be the one person who came down with leukemia, they would get the health care they needed instead of dying. The whole point of a risk pool is that the people who don’t “win” the leukemia lottery end up paying most of the costs of the person who does “win” the leukemia lottery, so that if next year *they* are the one who “wins” the leukemia lottery, their leukemia treatment will be paid for too. It’s basically gambling, but gambling with the purpose of reducing overall risk rather than increasing it. The fact that 9,999 people don’t “win” the leukemia lottery doesn’t make it theft, no more than with any other lottery. It just means that if they play that game again next year and they *do* “win” the leukemia lottery, their health care is paid for.

What happens if you *don’t* have risk pooling? Lots of dead bodies. Because the vast majority of the people who do “win” the leukemia lottery every year are not millionaires like Paul Ryan and thus don’t have the personal resources to pay $1,000,000 for treatment. That’s why they joined a risk pool — to pool their money with other people so that if they *do* “win” the leukemia lottery, there’s enough money in the pot to pay the bill. That is why both the American Medical Association and American Hospital Association are both against any plan that reduces the number of insured people — uninsured people generally die when they don’t have the $1M to pay to cure an expensive illness. But the thought of dead bodies apparently gives Paul Ryan a woodie…

Yeah, if you don’t want to be called a Nazi, quit proposing policies that end up with dead bodies. Just sayin’.

– Badtux the Bodycounting Penguin

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An unprecedented number of mosques have burned in the past seven weeks.

Gay-bashing attack in Key West.

Middle school kids are doing Nazi salutes un-ironically.

Nazis still recruiting at the University of Wisconsin.

Neo-nazi threatens to kill Jews, shoot up an elementary school.

Jews and Muslims are having to crowdfund for each other a little too often lately. (Fine snark on the above by Wonkette).

Yeah, the MAGAts are working overtime.

– Badtux the MAGAt-scryin’ Penguin

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Look, I get it. You’re a white lady and you see all this little brown kids running around on your dirt, attending your school, giving their little brown cooties to your kid. Well, except you teach at a Jewish school, so they’re not actually at your school, but hey, the principle, already? But hey — could you, like, just say “deport them all”? I mean, did you have to say….

Uhm. Lady. Saying that immigrants should just be killed like cockroaches is, uhm, sorta like Hitler. How in the world did Bonnie Verne expect her Jewish employer to react to opinions like that? I mean, they fired her fat ass so fast her shoes probably got left behind!

But hey, it’s Trump’s America, where Indian-Americans are scared to walk around ’cause they might get shot by precious not-so-little snowflakes like Bonnie Verdie. So what else can we expect, I guess, when deplorables have their conduct validated by God-Emperor Donald the Trump himself?

So it goes.

– Badtux the Deplorable-spottin’ Penguin

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These crackers in Douglas County, Georgia were offered a plea deal that would have sent them to jail for 2 to 4 years for terrorizing a black family while waving Confederate flags and shotguns and threatening to kill the black family, including pointing a shotgun at a black child. They refused the plea deal.

Bad move, even for Georgia.

Kayla Rae Norton, age 25, was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison. Jose Ismael Torres, 26, was sentenced to 13 to 20 years in prison.

They had assumed that a typical racist Georgia jury would not find them guilty. They assumed wrong. Bet they wish they’d accepted that plea deal now.

Things are changing. Not as fast as they should be, but changing. Granted, if this crime had happened in Louisiana or Mississippi they wouldn’t have gone to jail, indeed, probably the black family would have gone to jail, but it wasn’t long ago when Douglas County was run by the KKK and the cops would not only not have arrested the white trash inbred cretins who terrorized the black family, they would have high-five’d them.

– Badtux the Racism-ain’t-dead-but-its-better Penguin

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Heil Trump!, go the Nazis, as they celebrate their God-Emperor Donald the Trump at the Minneapolis Art Museum. If Deadbeat Donnie cared, he could have a Fourth Reich without a problem. Luckily that’d be too much work for him. He’s too busy making word salad about how health care is hard. (Really? You mean you’re just finding that out? You could have asked Obama and Hillary, y’know, both of whom would have told you the same thing!).

Talking about which, we got a visit from the Shrubbery today, who, like a woodchuck, stuck his head out of hole in the ground and declared at least three years, 11 months more bigotry were incoming. Seriously, former President George W. Bush blasted His Fraudulency’s travel ban, which is unsurprising since GWB is not a bigot. GWB was careful, in the aftermath of 9/11, to state to the American people that it was terrorists that attacked America, not the Muslim faith. He appeared at Islamic community centers, he posed in the White House with Muslim leaders, and otherwise said to America and Americans that Muslim-Americans were Americans and attacking them for their faith was wrong and un-American. Seeing Trump unraveling one of the few things that he did right in his tenure in office has to rankle.

More surprising, Bush criticized the Orange Racist Russian Stooge’s attacks on the free press. Quote:

“I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy,” Bush said. “We need an independent media to hold people like me to account.

“Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse power, whether it be here or elsewhere,” he added.

Bush noted that during his presidency, he sought to persuade people like Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect a free press.

“It’s kind of hard to tell others to have an independent free press when we’re not willing to have one ourselves,” Bush said.

Which is a serious “what the fuck?” of major proportions. The Shrubbery? Sounding like a statesman, without a speechwriter in sight? And he actually sounded smart! S-M-R-T smart! The thing about the Shrubbery is that he was lazy and intellectually incurious, but he wasn’t actively evil. The other thing about the Shrubbery is that he seemed to have an intellectual suck field around him. People who’d been in government for decades and done a competent job, like Former Secretary of Defense Cheney and Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (his stint under the Shrubbery was his *second* stint as SecDef), suddenly lost 50 IQ points when they joined the Shrubbery’s administration and then advocated doing stupid things where, at least initially, the Shrubbery went along with them because he was, well, too lazy to object. It was one of the most “WTF?” things I ever encountered. Where was this smart George W. Bush when we needed him? And what does it say about the current resident of the office, when the worst President of the past forty years sounds more Presidential than him?

– Badtux the WTF Penguin

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