History Lesson: Las Vegas Wasn’t the Worst in US History

Las Vegas was not the worst mass killing in American history: A history lesson

Many have argued this week and in the past that events like the Colfax Massacre and Wounded Knee are seen as separate because, within American history, the deaths of Native Americans and African Americans have not been seen the same as the deaths of white people — and that failing to specify “modern” history while talking about events like Las Vegas only underscores that idea by implying that earlier shootings don’t count.

What the news outlets should have said was that this was the worst recorded massacre by a single individual.

Worst Massacres, with more than one shooter, non-war.  The reason isn’t given because it doesn’t matter; these murders were against the law:

May 31-June 1, 1921:  Greenwood Community, Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Coined The Tulsa Race Riot by White historians

Victims:   300 African-Americans

Shooter:  White Mob

 

December 29, 1890:  Pine Ridge Agency (reservation) at Wounded Knee Creek

Victims:  200+ Lakota Native Americans

Shooter:  US Cavalry

 

April 13, 1873, Easter Sunday:  Colfax, Louisiana.  The Colfax Massacre(Whites in 1950 renamed it the Colfax Riots in order to dismiss it)

Victims:  150 African Americans

Shooter:  White “Southern Democrats” (Democrats were modern-day Republicans and the switch came during the 60s Civil Rights Era in what has been coined “the Southern Strategy”)

 

November 29, 1864:  Sand Creek, Colorado (the Sand Creek Massacre)

Victims:  70-163 Cheyenne and Arapaho (dead and dying)

Shooter:  Colorado volunteers under the command of Col. John Chivington

 

May 15, 1850:  Clear Lake, Lake County, California.  The Bloody Island Massacre

Victims:  150-200 Pomo Native Americans

Shooter:  1st Dragoons Regiment of the U.S. Army, under the command of Lieutenants Nathaniel Lyon and J.W. Davison

 

(BTW, I’m White)

 

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The 2nd Amendment Needs Repealing

Thom Hartmann’s So Few Americans Understand What the Second Amendment Is Really About—or Its Dark History

We have been conditioned and brainwashed/lied to about the 2nd Amendment by the gun industry and those who make money from it. Read the Alternet article written by Thom Hartmann–who has proposed repealing the 2nd Amendment–about the history and reality of the 2nd Amendment.

The actual purpose of the 2nd Amendment is NOT to enshrine our right to carry arms. Nowhere does it say that. Consider the language written–and that it came from 1789(ims). Since the mid-1800s, we Americans have been reading that goddamn amendment like a fucking bible passage: prone to interpretation. Our language evolved/shifted. The Bill of Rights’ language hasn’t, of course.

We have been making evolutionary/revolutionary alterations to the BoR for 200 years because we supposedly grow as a country and have altered, added, and repealed amendments to the BoR.

They’re called AMENDMENTS. AKA, *Changes*. Things needed adding on to the Constitution. Yes, we have the Rights set in stone. So to speak. But then we have *amendments* to them. Exactly like a pre-nup.

The 2nd Amendment was intended to:

1. Prevent military coups. Thank James Madison, who wrote the Bill of Rights.
2. Prevent the dissolution of the slave industry.  You can thank slave holder and industry money-maker Patrick Henry, who coerced Madison or he refused to sign.

But Americans have latched onto parts of a sentence to enshrine their beliefs to–just like they do bible passages. None of it means what they think it means.

 

Countering Anti-Abortion Protesters

We who are ambivalent or Pro-Choice HAVE TO get off our asses and COUNTER-PROTEST.

We have to SCREAM this back to them:

NO it is NOT murder!

YOU are violating the rights of your fellow citizens!

YOU are violating the health and welfare of children by ignoring them after they’re born!

YOU are an accessory to murder by ignoring homeless, hungry, and sick children!

YOU are accessory to murder by ignoring the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children!

Hillary Clinton’s Blame Game

Let’s rewind to 2015, when she announced she was running. What did she do after that?

  1. Avoided the press until July 2016.
  2. Gave paid speeches.
  3. Avoided the public (doing campaign stops) until mid-2016.
  4. Sent surrogates around to stump for her instead of doing it herself.

She basically said, “You have no choice but to vote for me because I deserve it.”

We heard about paid speeches to Hollywood elite. To bankers. To insurance company execs. We asked see the transcripts. She said, “Fuck You”, in her own “I don’t talk to the press” way. Bernie asked to see them. Oh hell no.

Her surrogates, which included pundits on every single mainstream media outlet (network TV and cable news, plus paper and online newspapers like the NYT, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune) had a field day with Bernie Sanders, inventing condescending crap like “Bernie Bros” and calling his Democratic Socialist views “communist”.  The Washington Post ran *11* negative articles on Bernie Sanders in *one* day.  Their corporate bias was so severe it was ugly.

Not ONCE did they stump for her on the issues.  Not once did they talk about her platform.  Or question it.  All they did was dump on Sanders and the Republican party.

When she DID show up to speak, the press fell all over themselves to get to talk to her. She ignored them.

When Trump became the nominee, what did she do then?  Nothing.  It was the same game she played with Sanders: dump on Trump (in Trump’s case, it was his daily lies, insults, slander, and offensive sexist baiting) while blaming the Republicans in general for simply being Republicans (not explaining what they did and why their platform screws people over).

Meanwhile, never once did she talk about Why she was running.  What was the goal?  What did she want?  All we got was rhetoric about “I’m not Trump” and this idiotic “I’m With Her” slogan that meant nothing.

Michelle and Barack Obama stumped for her during the Fall of 2016. Why not earlier? Why not more fervently? Because by that time, they didn’t believe in her any more than we did.

I kept asking myself, “Where is she?  Why doesn’t she talk to the people she *expects* to vote for her?”

Her rich white privilege was stuffed down our throats while she simply sat back and waited for the primaries to be over and to appear like a queen (just as Don Sr appeared like a king) at the Democratic Convention.  Her speech, by that point, merely echoed the establishment talking points.

Not once did she talk to the people about the things that matter.  The erosion of the Middle Class thanks to Reagan’s tax cuts.  The stagnation of the minimum wage.  The second-leading cause of bankruptcy:  healthcare.  The war on education.

But it’s our fault she lost.  It’s Bernie’s.

Do You Object to Athletes Sitting During the Anthem?

Exactly WTF are YOU doing during the playing of the anthem?

1. At home, sitting on your ass.
2. In the stands, talking, scratching your balls.
3. At the game, buying beer.
4. Driving. Why don’t you pull over and stand outside your car with your hand over your heart?
5. Shopping. Eating. Shitting.

Doing anything but standing with your hand over your heart listening to a song written by a pro-slavery racist sonofabitch.  Why isn’t the anthem played in its entirety? Because you’ll quickly see that it’s a pro-war, pro-slavery song.

Why don’t y’all stop whatever you’re doing every single time the anthem is playing, in every single game, at whatever arena they’re playing at?

Take a moment and ask why the goddamn anthem is being played at a sporting event. THIS is what’s known as indoctrination.

It’s Not About Abortion

Republican Lawmaker(Texas): Jail Time For Abortions Would Make Women ‘More Personally Responsible’ For Sex

It takes two, asshole.

This isn’t about abortion.

Get this thru your heads, pro-lifers. This isn’t about abortion.

It’s about misogyny and the oppression of women.

“Abortion kills babies!”

Fuck you. It does not. It kills embryos that are not sentient life forms and late-term abortions are rare, and if they’re necessary, it’s about the life of the mother or the fetus has life-threatening defects that will cause suffering to it should it be “born” as a live human.

If you cared so much about the life of innocent children, you’d do something about

a) Child rape, which includes porn/trafficking/slavery/prostitution
b) Child abuse–meaning physical assaults and abandonment
c) Child murder
d) Child welfare
e) Child abduction
f) Child care
g) Child education

You’d make sure the government fully funded the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

You’d make child rape/abuse/murder a crime punishable by life in prison without parole.

You’d hold people accountable for the arrest of children (under 17) who have clearly been the victims of law enforcement predators.

You’d make marriage under 18 illegal.  At present, grown men marry 12- & 13-year-olds and the primary excuse (blame) is religion.  It’s not.  It’s pedophilia.  This isn’t 400 BCE or even 1400 CE.  It’s time to stop condoning predation by pervs.

You wouldn’t differentiate the cultures. All children would be loved and protected, not just your precious white privileged.

You’d be against the death penalty.

You’d force the government to boycott any country that condones and perpetuates all forms of child endangerment.

But you don’t.

This isn’t about abortion or the killing of fetuses.

This is about the subjugation, control, and oppression of women.  Period.

FYI:  The government doesn’t pay for abortions via Planned Parenthood.  It’s against the law.  It’s called the goddamn Hyde Amendment.  Look it up, you ignorant shitheels.