Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Obama Followership: Anti-Caucasianism As Holiness & Redemption

That a black presidency or, in any case, a non-white one, is believed to be valuable in itself, indicates anti-caucasianism. Believing that someone's being non-white and in the top position would be the transformative change and hope, shows anti-caucasianism.
The neo-rainbow coalition is more anti-caucasian than thou, but are they holier, or just less self-respecting? The appeal of black, or non-white, power in itself, would seem to be a very limited one.


Anonymous said...

What an election...........

Do I cut off my nose to spite my face, or take an ice pick and gouge out one of my eyes?

Maybe I'll just vote for Nadar, at least I'll be able to sleep at night.

I sure wish a Pat Buchannan or a Lou Dobbs would try an independent bid or something. I'd like to vote someone for whom I'd actually like to see win instead of voting against a fear.

The neo-cons sure as hell lucked up with Obama. He is the one candidate that might scare the old right just enough to get them to vote for their favorite candidate. A second Clinton presidency probably would not have scared the right enough---but the things that are going to come out about "Obammy" will. You just know Murdoch's slime-miners at Fox have the goods on this guy, thus why they have been pumping him. The Dems, if they had any sense (and they dont), should have gotten behind Edwards. He would have beaten McCain.

Off subject: Did you know that 1 in 99 Americans in behind bars now? And just think, we have 12 million illegals walking around free who should be behind bars as many are driving with no license every day, working with no social security number, paying no taxes, etc. Something is seriously amiss about this place. Meanwhile behind the gates of your nearest gated community compound, the elite are upset the stock market isn't being as good to them as they wish, and are worried about a "weak" dollar. Its "Alice in Wonderland", writ large. Profound fundamental things wrong with your nation, massive debt, massive personal debt..........and the establishment's answer is to cut interest rates so people can borrow even more money that they dont have to buy more useless junk made in China that they dont really need(from which our government borrows money via T-bills), to impress people that they dont really like.

John S. Bolton said...

That we have 3 left-friendly candidates is pretty much the worst our system could generate, and the influence of media manipulations is almost entirely responsible. McCain was built up by media favor, now they've already started to tear him down.
The over-use of credit has already gone past the point of serious problems with the sub-prime implosion. That part of the market for houses and such, is gone for a few years at least. There is an inconsistency in the extravagant forgiveness and tolerance of illegals, compared to the strictness on the citizenry for many things. You and I can't drive without a license and insurance, but the illegals in theor millions, just get waved on through. How is it they have rights I don't have? That privilege of theirs, is all the more obviously a rank injustice, when you see that the poor of our citizenry are under similar legal disability. The illegals are allowed to drive uninsured and unlicensed, work without licensure, drop their children off at schools without proof of residence etc. All of it indicates a corrupt accomodation by officials to illegals. When we try to get them to stop, the hostile alien media builds up McCain, so long as it takes to get him all but nominated, then they destroy him in favor of Obama. We're up against hostiles, who must be under suspicion at all times and in every way.

John S. Bolton said...

Re: 1 of 99
Do you mean 1% of the ADULT population, since 1 in 99 of 300 million would be 3 million incarcerated, but isn't it more like 2 million?

Anonymous said...

Here is the article where I got the "1 in 99" info.......its USA Today, so it certainly isn't written in stone.

Report: 1 in every 99 Americans behind bars
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Digg Newsvine Reddit FacebookWhat's this?NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs.
The report, released Thursday by the Pew Center on the States, said the 50 states spent more than $49 billion on corrections last year, up from less than $11 billion 20 years earlier. The rate of increase for prison costs was six times greater than for higher education spending, the report said.

Using updated state-by-state data, the report said 2,319,258 adults were held in U.S. prisons or jails at the start of 2008 — one out of every 99.1 adults, and more than any other country in the world.

The steadily growing inmate population "is saddling cash-strapped states with soaring costs they can ill afford and failing to have a clear impact either on recidivism or overall crime," said the report.

Susan Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States, said budget woes are prompting officials in many states to consider new, cost-saving corrections policies that might have been shunned in the recent past for fear of appearing soft in crime.

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"We're seeing more and more states being creative because of tight budgets," she said in an interview. "They want to be tough on crime, they want to be a law-and-order state — but they also want to save money, and they want to be effective."

The report cited Kansas and Texas as states which have acted decisively to slow the growth of their inmate population. Their actions include greater use of community supervision for low-risk offenders and employing sanctions other than reimprisonment for ex-offenders who commit technical violations of parole and probation rules.

"The new approach, born of bipartisan leadership, is allowing the two states to ensure they have enough prison beds for violent offenders while helping less dangerous lawbreakers become productive, taxpaying citizens," the report said.

According to the report, the inmate population increased last year in 36 states and the federal prison system.

The largest percentage increase — 12% — was in Kentucky, where Gov. Steve Beshear highlighted the cost of corrections in his budget speech last month. He noted that the state's crime rate had increased only about 3% in the past 30 years, while the state's inmate population has increased by 600%.

The Pew report was compiled by the Center on the State's Public Safety Performance Project, which is working directly with 13 states on developing programs to divert offenders from prison without jeopardizing public safety.

"For all the money spent on corrections today, there hasn't been a clear and convincing return for public safety," said the project's director, Adam Gelb. "More and more states are beginning to rethink their reliance on prisons for lower-level offenders and finding strategies that are tough on crime without being so tough on taxpayers."

The report said prison growth and higher incarceration rates do not reflect a parallel increase in crime or in the nation's overall population. Instead, it said, more people are behind bars mainly because of tough sentencing measures, such as "three-strikes" laws, that result in longer prison stays.

"For some groups, the incarceration numbers are especially startling," the report said. "While one in 30 men between the ages of 20 and 34 is behind bars, for black males in that age group the figure is one in nine."

The nationwide figures, as of Jan. 1, include 1,596,127 people in state and federal prisons and 723,131 in local jails — a total 2,319,258 out of almost 230 million American adults.

The report said the United States is the world's incarceration leader, far ahead of more populous China with 1.5 million people behind bars. It said the U.S. also is the leader in inmates per capita (750 per 100,000 people), ahead of Russia (628 per 100,000) and other former Soviet bloc nations which make up the rest of the Top 10.

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Joe Glow said...

Mr. Bolton, great blog you have.

But are 'white' and 'caucasian' synonymous?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, yes, I mean Caucasian as in European origin, not caucasoid where that would include a larger population.

Joe Glow said...

I see now. Thank you.