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MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE ENDORSES TRUMP

Leo TerrellHere at Balladeer’s Blog I am still enthralled by the ongoing political realignments here in the U.S. The old Democrat vs Republican paradigm has become meaningless and unworkable. I would love to see viable Third Parties emerge, but in the meantime came this. (Link below) 

Civil Rights Attorney and Martin Luther King Person of Courage Leo Terrell recently joined the chorus of black voices condemning the Democrat Party for its hatemongering and race-baiting:

Donald Trump never called racist till running against DemocratsI have 30 years invested as a Civil Rights attorney, public school teacher as you mentioned, and I’m frustrated and disappointed in the Democratic Party and the left. I mean, it really started a couple of weeks ago when Joe Biden made that comment, that awful comment, that insulting comment that if you vote Republican, you ain’t black.  I’m a Civil Rights attorney. That statement was condescending and insulted every African-American, and every American, and then you follow up with a series of protesting, which is perfectly okay, but the failure of a Democratic Party to call out the rioting, the looting, the murder is just something that I, as a Civil Rights attorney could no longer sit and just basically stay quiet.”

“… If the presidential election was held today, I would vote for #DonaldTrump. America Is more important than party loyalty.” Continue reading

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JOE BIDEN: ANOTHER HILARIOUS DISASTER

Biden art of the feelTHANK YOU TO THE BERNIE BROS WHO POINTED OUT THIS VIDEO TO ME. In reality, people who hated Trump 6 months ago still hate him and people who liked him 6 months ago still like him. The Democrats and their media outlets love to subject us to the same Trump-haters over and over again, pretending it means something. Their “polling” from Harvard/ Harris claimed a 12 point lead for Hidin’ Biden over de facto Third Party President Donald Trump.

When you dig for the hard data – which pollsters fight giving up because it reveals their prejudices – we see that the poll sampled 1,868 voters, 34% Democrats, 33% Independents and 22% Republicans. SO: They sampled 12% FEWER Republicans than Democrats and, coincidentally enough, their poll showed Biden UP by roughly 12%. Gee, how authentic.

Biden papersMeanwhile, Senile Joe Biden emerged from his bunker once again for a tightly-controlled event AND STILL BLEW IT, YET AGAIN! Watch as the demented fool claims that 120 MILLION Americans have died from the Coronavirus, then, wonderfully, the screen glitches on the “D’OH!” look Joe got on his face when he realized his stupidity. Biden and his people cannot run small campaign events, let alone the country. Watch the whole video.  

Joe Biden’s disastrous series of appearances under the most gentle circumstances are a reminder of how he and his staff lack fundamental competence and BERNIE SANDERS may well have won the nomination if the Democrat power brokers hadn’t stolen it from him to hand it to Biden.

Joe Biden senileRegarding the actual 2020 campaign, it is still anybody’s race, but the Democrats are trying to intimidate the nation with their rioting and their disastrous “autonomous zones.” And their push for mail-in voting everywhere is obviously so that they can insist that “all the votes haven’t been counted yet.” This lets them see how many votes they need to win certain states and, as we’ve seen in the past, Democrat-run areas will MIRACULOUSLY find enough “uncounted” votes to reach those levels.

But until then, remember the Democrats want to defund the police and their hot new childish chant is “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground.”

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CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY LEO TERRELL ON WHY HE “STOPPED DRINKING THE DEMOCRAT KOOL-AID”

Leo TerrellMartin Luther King Person of Courage Leo Terrell, noted Civil Rights attorney, joined the chorus of voices coming from African-Americans disgusted with the Democrats and their hypocrisy on racial issues. (Link below)

Many of us former Democrats have chosen to #WALKAWAY from that political party over its increasing intolerance and its irrational push to defund police in favor of Democrat-controlled “Reconciliation Counselors.” Plus other policies that would reduce areas to the dangerous level of the Democrats’ CHAZ/ CHOP cesspool in Seattle.

Donald Trump never called racist till running against DemocratsTerrell, like so many others, has pointed out how de facto Third Party President Donald Trump has been better for African-Americans than any Democrat in decades, especially Joe Biden, noted for his draconian legal positions against African-Americans.   

Terrell said “This is why I stopped drinking the Democrat Kool-Aid. I can’t take this hypocrisy anymore. It’s ridiculous.”

“Joe Biden gave us the crime bill in 1994,” Terrell continued, “President Trump gave us the First Step. The bottom line is this: I don’t need the Democrats to insult me or try to placate me with African garb, Nancy Pelosi. Pass some laws. Pass some reforms. Show me something other than some kind of condescending act just because you’re a Democrat. That doesn’t follow anymore.” Continue reading

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THE BIRDS (414/6 BC): ANCIENT GREEK COMEDY

Birds by Aristophanes 1Balladeer’s Blog presents another examination of an ancient Greek political satire. This comedy by Aristophanes was one that I was planning on covering very soon when I started posting my reviews of Attic Old Comedy years ago. For various reasons it kept falling by the wayside.

Where am I going with this? For Aristophanes’ line “In Cloud-Cuckooland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are” make it “In Ivory Towerland things become what they are called rather than being called what they are.” But I’m getting ahead of myself.

The Birds is Aristophanes’ lengthiest surviving comedy and also the most analyzed (some would say over-analyzed). So much has already been written about this particular work that I’ve decided to forego my usual intensive examination of every scene. Instead I’ll go with a brief synopsis followed by a way I feel The Birds could be adapted (as opposed to translated) for the present day. 

SYNOPSIS

Birds by Aristophanes 2More than 2,300 years before George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984, Aristophanes was dealing with some of the same political themes. 

Pisthetaerus and Euelpides, Athenians feeling alienated by the increasingly restrictive laws and lawsuits of their home city have left Athens behind to start over with a new society. Part of the comedy centers around the ages-old theme of how those who seek to overthrow oppression often wind up becoming the new oppressors themselves. (Think of the 1960s generation of American leftists who became just as oppressive as they claimed previous generations had been) 

Another Orwellian theme finds Aristophanes satirizing the way in which the ruling class in any society uses and corrupts language to strengthen the subjugation of the populace. The Birds even features the importance of religious and historical myths in any culture as the leaders of the new civilization conjure up an all-new cosmology with “the birds” at the center to justify their own rule. Continue reading

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BRANDON TATUM, A MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSON OF COURAGE, SPEAKS OUT

Brandon TatumBrandon Tatum, one of the most courageous and iconoclastic voices in the nation, spoke out recently on the insane attempts to defund the police AND on the police officers in the Rayshard Brooks shooting.

By the way, things have gotten so bad in the anti-police witch-hunt that ONE OF THE OFFICERS’ STEP-MOTHERS WAS FIRED RECENTLY SIMPLY BECAUSE OF HER RELATION TO THE POLICE OFFICER. The company claimed the woman’s presence on the staff made others “uncomfortable.” And as we all know these days, if a Democrat claims they feel “uncomfortable” or “unsafe” then they expect everyone else’s rights to go out the window.  

 

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THE DAY DEMOCRATS LOST THEIR SLAVES: PEOPLE OF COLOR SPEAK OUT

African-Americans continue fighting for their freedom from the Democrats, who today treat people of color like they still own them and that they MUST vote for Democrats and ONLY Democrats. Here are some Martin Luther King People of Courage who will inspire you:

DAMANI FELDER – Damani and his brother have started their own YT channel recently and are fighting back against racism and oppression.

As Michelle Obama said, “Don’t let anyone tell you you’re too angry.” Damani points out some necessary truths in the above video.

Terry CrewsTERRY CREWS – Terry spoke out recently about Democrat Joe Biden’s bigoted claim that if you don’t vote for him “you ain’t black.”  “…black people have different views,” Crews said on the CBS show The Talk. “When you’re white, you can be Republican, Libertarian, Democrat. You can be anything. But if you’re black, you have to be one thing. Even Joe Biden said, ‘Hey man, if you don’t vote for me, you ain’t black.’”

The actor warned against such “gatekeepers” of blackness. “Blackness is always judged,” he explained. “It’s always put up against this thing, and I’m going, ‘Wait a minute: That right there is a supremacist move … “We have people who have decided who is going to be black and who’s not,”

blexit“MY BLEXIT” – There is an entire YT Channel filled with video testimonials from courageous people of color discussing their fight for the right to leave the Democrats and vote for whoever they want to vote for.

Sad that this still has to be done here in the 21st Century – CLICK HERE 

lloyd-marcus-2LLOYD MARCUS – Balladeer’s Blog has previously showcased items by the courageous Lloyd Marcus. Here he is absolutely nailing it when it comes to the rot and sickness which have driven so many of us away from the Democrats.

The link is below, but first some excerpts: Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS HAVE A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE … WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

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It’s no secret that Democrats have become the most intolerant and oppressive totalitarians imaginable. Democrats want to dictate to the rest of us what shirts we should be allowed to wear, what schools children must attend, what entertainment we should be allowed to enjoy, what words we are allowed to use, what Halloween costumes we are allowed to wear and the list goes on and on.

ONLY people who express opinions with which Democrats agree are to be permitted to speak at public institutions, the ONLY election results that are to be considered legitimate are the ones won by Democrats and Democrats want people fired and rendered unemployable for expressing ANY opinions with which Democrats disagree. If Democrats didn’t vote for your candidate – even if your candidate won – they want it considered Hate Speech to display any support for that candidate. And they’ll use violence against you if you disagree.

Democrats spew nothing but hatred and division yet lecture the rest of us about “love” and “compassion” and “tolerance.” Democrats want to defund the police and replace them with “Reconciliation Counselors” who will respond to crimes politically rather than by the law. 

democrats hate free speechDEMOCRAT SLOGANS: 

DEMOCRATS: WE ARE THE FASCISTS WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR!

DEMOCRATS: ALL OF OUR OPINIONS SHOULD CARRY THE FORCE OF LAW!

DEMOCRATS: WE’LL KEEP FILING COMPLAINTS ABOUT OTHER EMPLOYEES UNTIL ONLY PEOPLE WHO AGREE WITH US WORK HERE!

DEMOCRATS: THE CAMPAIGN NEVER ENDS … AND NEITHER WILL OUR DISCOVERY OF BOXES FULL OF “UNCOUNTED” VOTES!

DEMOCRATS: BYPASSING THE BALLOT BOX TO ENSLAVE YOU VIA CORPORATE FASCISM!

DEMOCRATS: ANY SYSTEM IN WHICH ANY OF OUR CANDIDATES CAN LOSE IS AN UNFAIR SYSTEM THAT NEEDS CHANGED, DAMMIT!

Democrat violenceDEMOCRATS: WE WARNED YOU THAT IF ANY MORE ELECTIONS DID NOT GO THE WAY WE WANTED THEN WE WOULD IMPOSE VIOLENT FASCISM AND NOW WE’RE KEEPING THAT PROMISE!

DEMOCRATS: WE CAUSED THE DOMESTIC SPREAD OF SLAVERY, THE TRAIL OF TEARS, THE JAPANESE INTERNMENT, THE SPOILS SYSTEM AND THE KKK, THEN PASSED THE BLAME ON TO THE REST OF YOU!  Continue reading

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THE BLACK LIVES MERCILESSLY DESTROYED BY THE DEMOCRATS’ RIOTS

Democrat PlatformDemocrats have proven that their sympathies will ALWAYS lie with rioters and never with their victims. It’s the callous worldview of uncomprehending fools who romanticize looting and violence because they are always safely removed from the consequences.

#WALKAWAY from the Democrats and become an Independent Voter like so many of the rest of us have. That political party is a vile pack of repulsive hypocrites, pompous snobs and pretentious asses. Democrats are really everything they pretend to oppose.

Blexit shirtsThe latest Democrat riots have destroyed so many of those Black Lives that Democrat hypocrites say “Matter.” Below are just a few examples. AND BY THE WAY, YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANY DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES WITH BLACK PEOPLE WHO FEEL LIKE THESE PEOPLE DO. DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS WILL ONLY APPEAR WITH PEOPLE WHO PREACH HATRED AND DIVISION. 

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ITEM BY ROLLING STONE EDITOR MATT TAIBBI EXAMINES WAYS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE NOW AN INTOLERANT FASCIST MOB

Matt TaibbiWE NEED THIRD PARTIES! DEMOCRATS WANT A ONE-PARTY NATION! The Democrats and their media outlets have become an intolerant fascist mob whose war on the rest of us continues unabated. Rolling Stone editor Matt Taibbi is well-known for his hatred of de facto Third Party President Donald Trump but he also speaks out about the intolerance and fascist behavior that have driven so many former Democrats like me to #WALKAWAY from that crazed, frothing at the mouth political party.

In a recent piece Taibbi pointed out how the Democrats have become dangerously irrational, from their Trump “Russian collusion” delusions up through their insane attempt to destroy anyone who expresses anything less than admiration for the destructive riots that Democrats have unleashed by hiding behind George Floyd’s death.

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NO DEMOCRAT WOULD ALLOW THIS SIGN IN A CLASSROOM OR OFFICE

Often grouping them together as “the left,” Matt runs down a list of ways that the Democrats, their media outlets, their social media corporations and the “educational institutions” (LMAO) that they have a virtual monopolistic hold over are acting outside of the ballot box – indeed, outside of the entire political system – to force what amounts to one-party rule on the rest of us. Links are below but first some excerpts:

“It feels liberating to say after years of tiptoeing around the fact, but the American left has lost its mind. It’s become a cowardly mob of upper-class social media addicts, Twitter Robespierres who move from discipline to discipline torching reputations and jobs with breathtaking casualness.”

“The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily.”

“They’ve conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and it’s established now that anything can be an offense, from a UCLA professor placed under investigation for reading Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” out loud to a data scientist fired* from a research firm for — get this — retweeting an academic study suggesting nonviolent protests may be more politically effective than violent ones!”

” … The New York Times, the InterceptVox, the Philadelphia Inquirier, Variety, and others saw challenges to management.”

” … Probably the most disturbing story involved Intercept writer Lee Fang, one of a fast-shrinking number of young reporters actually skilled in investigative journalism. Fang’s work in the area of campaign finance especially has led to concrete impact, including a record fine to a conservative Super PAC: few young reporters have done more to combat corruption.”

“…Yet Fang found himself denounced online as a racist, then hauled before H.R. His crime? During protests, he tweeted this interview with an African-American man named Maximum Fr, who described having two cousins murdered in the East Oakland neighborhood where he grew up.”

“Saying his aunt is still not over those killings, Max asked: I always question, why does a Black life matter only when a white man takes it?… Like, if a white man takes my life tonight, it’s going to be national news, but if a Black man takes my life, it might not even be spoken of… It’s stuff just like that that I just want in the mix.”

“… A significant number of Fang’s co-workers, nearly all white, as well as reporters from other major news organizations like the New York Times and MSNBC and political activists (one former Elizabeth Warren staffer tweeted, “Get him!”), issued likes and messages of support for the notion that Fang was a racist. Though he had support within the organization, no one among his co-workers was willing to say anything in his defense publicly.”

” … To save his career, Fang had to craft a public apology for “insensitivity to the lived experience of others.” According to one friend of his, it’s been communicated to Fang that his continued employment at The Intercept is contingent upon avoiding comments that may upset colleagues.”

” … After the 2016 election, we began to see staff uprisings. In one case, publishers at the Nation faced a revolt – from the Editor-in-Chief on down – after an article by Aaron Mate and Patrick Lawrence questioning the evidentiary basis for Russiagate claims was run. Subsequent events, including the recent declassification of congressional testimony, revealed that Mate especially was right to point out that officials had no evidence for a Trump-Russia collusion case. It’s precisely because such unpopular views often turn out to be valid that we stress publishing and debating them in the press.”

Looters different from protestors” … Kathleen Kingsbury [The NYT’s newest opinion page editor], issued a staff directive essentially telling employees they now had a veto over anything that made them uncomfortable: “Anyone who sees any piece of Opinion journalism, headlines, social posts, photos—you name it—that gives you the slightest pause, please call or text me immediately.”

“… All these episodes sent a signal to everyone in a business already shedding jobs at an extraordinary rate that failure to toe certain editorial lines can and will result in the loss of your job. Perhaps additionally, you could face a public shaming campaign in which you will be denounced as a racist and rendered unemployable.”

“… Looting in some communities has been so bad that people have been left without banks to cash checks, or pharmacies to fill prescriptions; business owners have been wiped out (“My life is gone,” commented one Philly store owner); a car dealership in San Leandro, California saw 74 cars stolen in a single night. It isn’t the whole story, but it’s demonstrably true that violence, arson, and rioting are occurring.”

“However, because it is politically untenable to discuss this in ways that do not suggest support, reporters have been twisting themselves into knots. We are seeing headlines previously imaginable only in The Onion, e.g., “27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London.”

 — Matt Vespa, writing about Taibbi’s piece, observed:

” … the inability of the media to counter it due to the lefty mob is probably why issues like “Defund the Police” seem like it’s a popular position. It’s not. Taibbi noted polls “show 65% of Americans oppose [defunding the police], including 62% of Democrats, with just 15% of all people, and only 33% of African-Americans, in support.”

“But if you shame, de-platform, and purge those liberals who haven’t gone totally insane from your ranks, I could see how abolishing the police could seem like a possibility if you’re a lefty loon.” Continue reading

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DEMOCRATS CONTINUE THEIR WAR ON THE REST OF US

Antifa is that youWhile the buffoonish Joe Biden said that George Floyd’s death was “bigger than the Martin Luther King assassination” and how he wants to use troops to remove de facto Third Party President Donald Trump from office, the other slobbering psychopaths called Democrats continued their war on the rest of us.

Antifa demDemocrats want the police defunded, want people fired for daring to criticize Democrat mobs and are okay with several city blocks including a police station being seized by the mostly white children of privilege from KLAN-tifa (Antifa). The Democrat mayor even called that seizure “patriotic” and is ignoring the ongoing extortion of protection money from innocent people trapped inside the Klantifa-held area. 

Lee Fang, one of the few actual journalists left in the country, commented on social media regarding what’s going on around the country and also posted remarks made by a young man of color. 

Lee Fang

@lhfang

Social media is not only turning these violent protests into a form of entertainment, it’s also a dangerous incentive for groupthink for reporters terrified of openly questioning the lefty conventional wisdom around riots.

Seeing so many manipulate the MLK quote that riots are the “language of the unheard.” Read the actual speech. It’s a passionate argument against riots and in support of nonviolence at a time when much of the radical left despised MLK and embraced violence. https://www.gphistorical.org/mlk/mlkspeech/index.htm 

Asked everyone I spoke with today if there was anything they wanted to get off their chest about the movement. Max from Oakland, a supporter of BLM, had a measured critique he wanted to share. (click on the 2,741)

Looters different from protestorsMeanwhile, Michael Tracey, whose disgust with the Democrats reminds me so much of my own when I first decided to #WALKAWAY from them and become an Independent Voter, also expressed sentiments on social media.
Here they are below: 
 

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

Media culture is now filled with coddled 20-and-30 somethings who have been inculcated into believing that presenting an alternate view constitutes “violence” against them, and therefore they’re not obligated to make arguments. Their inherent rightness/superiority is just ASSUMED

Understand what’s happening here. The left/liberal media world is demanding that journalists CEASE CRITICAL THINKING and hand over their critical thinking faculties to others, because to not do so would be gravely offensive and possibly even violent. Fucking ridiculous clowns.

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