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Racism in Trump's America

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!

7:31 AM - 14 Aug 2018

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:

Omarosa gives CBS a tape of @KatrinaPierson and @LynnePatton on a conference call during the campaign about the alleged "n-word" tape: Pierson says on the tape: "He's said it. He's embarrassed."

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16 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

Omarosa says that John Kelly shut down her attempts to secure aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and accused P.R. of trying to exploit the tragedy to get money.

The P.R. government official,  like the governor,  did try to exploit the tragedy for money.   They had already mismanaged the millions provided to them to fix the electric grid prior to Hurricane Maria,  and therefore needed millions more.   

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Rogue WH Snr Advisor @RogueSNRadvisor 6h6 hours ago

 
 

/thread (1/10). I know we're all thinking that the impending release of the N word tape will be the thing with which to sink Trump, but here's what's actually going to happen:

 

Rogue WH Snr Advisor @RogueSNRadvisor 6h6 hours ago

(2/10) The tape will drop, and we'll listen to it 500 times in all it's terrible glory. Did he really just say that? He said it. We'll be appalled. The media will begin churning the water like piranhas.
 

(4/10) Later that day or the next day, a few GOPers will step out into the fray - the usual cast of spineless lame ducks or those with a vested interest in a PR boost (Flake, Rubio, etc) - but by and large the GOP will hold the line... and wait for Trump.

 
 

(5/10) Meanwhile, Trump's base will be split into 2 groups: those who think the tape is real, and don't care, and those who think it's a fake tape and part of some deep state coup. This is the wedge both Trump and the GOP will use to defend this.

(7/10) This fuel bubbling from the deepest pits of Trumpdome will eventually make its way into the Oval Office, & probably w/in 12-24 hrs we'll get something from Trump about how the tape is both a) not representative and b) also could be fake. Now he's got both ends of the base.

(9/10) The GOP will see the political capital in defending Trump and people like Ryan & McConnell will issue limp statements and walk back the reality of the situation - and then next thing you know, it's a week later and nothing will have changed.

(10/10) The tape is obviously relevant, and will be a watershed moment in US history... but it will not be the thing to bring down Trump. Until the feckless GOP and the slithering dragoons who vote for them & for Trump are beaten back - nothing will change.

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25 minutes ago, jakeem said:

Dorneshia Zachery & Hermeisha Robinson both received similar responses from Mantality Health which deemed their names too “ghetto” for hire.

https://www.ebony.com/news-views/two-black-women-denied-job-because-of-ghetto-names?utm_medium=social&utm_source=t.co&utm_content=link&utm_campaign=daily_post

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16 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

Dorneshia Zachery & Hermeisha Robinson both received similar responses from Mantality Health which deemed their names too “ghetto” for hire.

Shouldn't the company get some credit for transparency?   

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13 hours ago, jakeem said:

Who knowingly votes for a racist?

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On Heidegger and antisemitism and going forward today.

https://thephilosophicalsalon.com/heideggers-eternal-triangle/

HEIDEGGER’S ETERNAL TRIANGLE

On July 20, 2014, I published a small article titled “A Fight for the Right to Read Heidegger” in “The Stone” column of the New York Times. Predictably enough, given a long buildup of controversies aimed at delegitimizing Heidegger, my argument concerning a profound disconnect between his anti-Semitic prejudice and his philosophy gave rise to hundreds of comments, some of them vitriol-filled. Among these, one stood out for me, its concluding sentences reading: “Not only language but thought takes a holiday when we come to Heidegger. Beware, he still stalks the world.”

I asked myself upon scanning through these lines: Where else but on holiday—vacated of or vacationing away from pragmatic, instrumental concerns—does thought truly think and language speak? The holiday in question is not necessarily a beach vacation (and there is nothing reprehensible about taking a beach vacation!) but a more general release to and for the possible and its play, which is only the province of phenomenology insofar as it is an exemplar of thinking.

Then there is the issue of the world. It is ironic, to say the least, to accuse of stalking the world a philosopher who has given us a renewed appreciation of this originally theological term, dissociated it from “global” affairs, and handed it over to secular, existential, and ecological considerations.

Finally, a warning: “Beware, he still stalks the world!” Still—in the twenty-first century, well after his death! Beware: Heidegger is a specter, akin to the specter of communism that has made its bombastic appearance in the first lines of Marx and Engels’s Communist Manifesto. Which world does he haunt? Or, better, whose world? That of a technocratic stricture, where possibilities are unlimited so long as they are indexed to “technological innovation”? That of unremitting calculation and quantification, insinuating the phenomenology of capital into the fabric of life (and death)? That of the expanding worldlessness, where—devalorized, leveled down, and homogenized—the place becomes a passage on the way to nowhere? (To be sure, nowhere is always the final destination, but one can travel there slowly or quickly, taking one’s time or squandering it, veering off to unexpected detours or running into it head-on, caring for the beings one encounters along the way or dragging them along indiscriminately as if in a bottom-trawling net toward an end that is not theirs . . .)

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On 8/10/2018 at 9:07 AM, jakeem said:

Omarosa claims three unnamed sources told her there are tapes from Trump's "Apprentice" days that record him using the "N-word" repeatedly

https://www.thedailybeast.com/omarosa-trump-is-a-racist-and-a-bigot

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On 8/13/2018 at 8:23 PM, jakeem said:

President Donald Trump has no black people in the senior White House staff https://cnn.it/2B8EKE4 

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:

When C-SPAN host Paul Orgel opened up the phones to discuss Omarosa and Trump, a caller went on a racist rant and threatened Obama.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/c-span-caller-unleashes-racist-rant-about-barack-obama-on-air_us_5b7a0cafe4b0a5b1febc814b?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

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On 8/17/2018 at 1:04 PM, jakeem said:

JUST IN: Asked Trump if he would guarantee that he has never used the “n-word”? No answer, as he walked away.

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There Are some doubts about if or where or when trump used the n-word.

But today on C-Span there was no doubt about a caller who used that particular racial slur to give his opinion of President Obama after which he threatened the former president with physical harm.

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