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(CNN)   Because his administration just can't go quietly into the night while sitting on the toilet, Trump's education commission decides that MLK day is a great time to release a racist report as a counter to the NYT's 1619 project   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-01-19 3:14:34 AM  
yea Turnip would do that 400 years after the fact.
 
2021-01-19 3:16:43 AM  
I'm legitimately shocked they didn't somehow blame Communism and Satanists while they were at it.
 
2021-01-19 3:17:34 AM  
Dog-whistling subtext: "I'm still a racist white supremacist, please send me money so I can run again in 2024, like seriously, lots of money. I'm not kidding. Whatever you can spare. Else the blacks won't be black anymore and they'll move in next door. Send cash now."
 
2021-01-19 3:19:26 AM  
I farking hate this administration.
 
2021-01-19 3:20:07 AM  
Did Stephen Miller write that "report?"  That was some of the dumbest drivel I've ever read.
 
2021-01-19 3:21:23 AM  
Miller has been in control for 3 years. His family has even disowned him at this point.
 
2021-01-19 3:21:32 AM  

ModernLuddite: I'm legitimately shocked they didn't somehow blame Communism and Satanists while they were at it.


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2021-01-19 3:22:55 AM  
Knowing that Trump won't be the President tomorrow makes me so happy.
 
2021-01-19 3:23:03 AM  
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2021-01-19 3:24:42 AM  
That report reads like a bad parody.
 
2021-01-19 3:25:24 AM  
oh damn, skyfrog is right

10 hours and I'm done with this blowhole

Kind of makes having COVID nice...
 
2021-01-19 3:25:43 AM  
The quotes make this read like a greatest hits of conservative PC whining.
 
2021-01-19 3:26:16 AM  
It's not an accident or coincidence.
 
2021-01-19 3:27:23 AM  

blastoh: ModernLuddite: I'm legitimately shocked they didn't somehow blame Communism and Satanists while they were at it.

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Slavery = 2 pages of bad
Libs = 4 pages of bad
 
2021-01-19 3:28:54 AM  

Troy McClure: blastoh: ModernLuddite: I'm legitimately shocked they didn't somehow blame Communism and Satanists while they were at it.

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Slavery = 2 pages of bad
Libs = 4 pages of bad


Silly libs, always complaining.
 
2021-01-19 3:29:29 AM  
American universities, the report's authors say, are "hotbeds of anti-Americanism, libel, and censorship that combine to generate in students and in the broader culture at the very least disdain and at worst outright hatred for this country." And in a section about to school curriculum, the authors suggest "states and school districts should reject any curriculum that promotes one-sided partisan opinions, activist propaganda, or factional ideologies that demean America's heritage, dishonor our heroes, or deny our principles."

They keep saying this and we all know why but the real reason is mainly exposure of different ideas from their fellow students.

Say someone goes to college and becomes a Q nut. That didn't come from a teacher or the institution. It was their batshiat insane roomie.

But that narrative wouldn't work at all for them.
 
2021-01-19 3:30:10 AM  
32.5 hours.
 
2021-01-19 3:31:52 AM  
so tired of this asshole, 10 hours to go.
 
2021-01-19 3:32:09 AM  
There's a lot coming out of Trump regime lately, I wonder if the healthcare plan is ready yet.
 
2021-01-19 3:33:12 AM  
Remember, he initially planned to hold his first COVID super-spreader rally (the one that killed nearly a dozen of his supporters including Herman Cain, and sickened lots more [would've been far worse without the TikTok and K-Pop kids' little prank that saved maybe dozens of lives ― yes, this is the event he did the Walk of Not Gettin' His Fix from Marine 1 afterwards, which was set to the "Lonely Man" music from The Incredible Hulk TV series]) in Tulsa on the 99th Anniversary of the bombing of Black Wall Street and eradication of that community there. If it hadn't been for HBO's Watchmen limited series bringing that to public consciousness (it's not in many history books thanks to the United Daughters of the Confederacy et al), he might've gotten away with it. As it is, he moved it back a whole day so that it wouldn't be right on the anniversary.
 
2021-01-19 3:33:41 AM  

Boo_Guy: There's a lot coming out of Trump regime lately, I wonder if the healthcare plan is ready yet.


Not yet. Infrastructure is first on the list.
 
2021-01-19 3:33:44 AM  

Boo_Guy: There's a lot coming out of Trump regime lately, I wonder if the healthcare plan is ready yet.


2 weeks. Much like the interstate line.
 
2021-01-19 3:34:16 AM  
As an aside, if you get the opportunity to visit the civil rights museum in Memphis, DO IT.  I'm a pretty jaded motherfarker, but I was about in tears by the time I walked out of there.
 
2021-01-19 3:37:23 AM  
Look, I drank half a bottle of fireball whiskey tonight, so I am drunk as hell.  That said, no matter how many times I reread that article, I can't make sense of what Trump's people are trying to say.  It sounds like a bunch of gobbledygook.  Obviously, they are trying to convince a bunch of half wits that they have something meaningful, but honestly, even as intoxicated as I am now, and I am three sheets to the wind, it still sounds like they are trying to argue that slavery was good, and that we shouldn't be upset about the whole thing of people owning other people.

Then again, given that most Republican employers don't seem to understand why their employees would need a living wage, it isn't a huge stretch to imagine why they would think said employees need any kinds of rights or other basic human dignity.
 
2021-01-19 3:38:44 AM  
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2021-01-19 3:39:50 AM  

winedrinkingman: Look, I drank half a bottle of fireball whiskey tonight, so I am drunk as hell.  That said, no matter how many times I reread that article, I can't make sense of what Trump's people are trying to say.  It sounds like a bunch of gobbledygook.  Obviously, they are trying to convince a bunch of half wits that they have something meaningful, but honestly, even as intoxicated as I am now, and I am three sheets to the wind, it still sounds like they are trying to argue that slavery was good, and that we shouldn't be upset about the whole thing of people owning other people.

Then again, given that most Republican employers don't seem to understand why their employees would need a living wage, it isn't a huge stretch to imagine why they would think said employees need any kinds of rights or other basic human dignity.


Yea, probably hit the noodle on that. I gave up half way in.
 
2021-01-19 3:42:22 AM  

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2021-01-19 3:50:14 AM  

winedrinkingman: Look, I drank half a bottle of fireball whiskey tonight, so I am drunk as hell.  That said, no matter how many times I reread that article, I can't make sense of what Trump's people are trying to say.  It sounds like a bunch of gobbledygook.  Obviously, they are trying to convince a bunch of half wits that they have something meaningful, but honestly, even as intoxicated as I am now, and I am three sheets to the wind, it still sounds like they are trying to argue that slavery was good, and that we shouldn't be upset about the whole thing of people owning other people.

Then again, given that most Republican employers don't seem to understand why their employees would need a living wage, it isn't a huge stretch to imagine why they would think said employees need any kinds of rights or other basic human dignity.

still sounds like they are trying to argue that slavery was good, and that we shouldn't be upset about the whole thing of people owning other people.


they're not trying to say it. They are just saying it outright.

you're getting stuck because you having trouble processing the outright racism and misogyny running through the "counsel" and their "report".
 
2021-01-19 3:51:11 AM  
The report argues that identity politics are "the opposite of King's hope that his children would 'live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.'"

We did judge the Flim Flam Führer by the content of his character, and found him wanting. Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin.
 
2021-01-19 3:52:37 AM  
What an absolute f*cking horror show this administration was.

In my deepest feelings of dread at the end of 2016 I feared that the administration would do lasting damage to the country's reputation and important international relationships.  I was deeply pessimistic about how he would conduct himself, even as many people hoped he would rise to the occasion.

Turns out I was not nearly pessimistic enough.  The last 4 years has been significantly beyond my worst expectations, and the damage to our country was very nearly complete.  In the wake of his corruption and authoritarian tendencies, the moral decrepitude of the Republican electorate, and the shamefully amoral cowardice of GOP elected officials, it is clear that by the time Biden leaves office the office of the Presidency needs to have less authority, we need more anti-corruption laws instead of just norms, and the laws we do have need very, very sharp teeth.
 
2021-01-19 3:53:54 AM  
Denying science isn't enough, they need to deny history too. What's next, geography?
 
2021-01-19 3:54:58 AM  
Is there anything IN the report, or is it just 100 pages of hyperventilating opinion?
 
2021-01-19 3:55:25 AM  
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's response:

"I just finished reading the 1776 Commission Report. It claims America is "the most just and glorious country in all of human history." And that this is the great founding truth of America. And anything less than this great truth is a great lie expressed by anti-Americans. But it does not take long to read this report as the last great lie from a Trump administration of great lies.

"This report makes it seems as if slaveholding founding fathers were abolitionists; that Americans were the early beacon of the global abolitionist movement; that the demise of slavery in the United States was inevitable; that those espousing identity politics today are no different than proslavery theorists like John C. Calhoun; that since the civil rights movement, Black people have been given "privileges" and "preferential treatment" in nearly every sector of society, which would be news to Black people. If we have commonly been given preferential treatment, then why do Black people remain on the lower and dying end of nearly every racial disparity and inequity? When these writers answer this question, they express racist ideas of Black inferiority while claiming they are "not racist."

"The report also claims that identity politics "values people by characteristics like race, sex, and sexual orientation," when actually identity politics points out that people are devalued in American society because of characteristics like race, sex, and sexual orientation. Why else would women say #MeToo? Why else would we say #Blacklivesmatter? These are expressions of valuing us in a society devaluing us, and what keeps happening to us.

"Finally, the report calls for "restoring patriotic education that teaches the truth about America. That doesn't mean ignoring the faults in our past, but rather viewing our history clearly and wholly, with reverence and love." Does this mean that the descendants of enslaved people and the descendants of slaveholders should view their ancestors' enslavement and slaveholding clearly and wholly with reverence and love? Can anything be more shameful?

"I think not. But that is the point. We are supposed to revere and love the founding fathers no matter what some of them did, or rather did not do; just as Trump desires us to revere and love him no matter what. And Trump supporters call their fealty, freedom. We call their fealty, tyranny.

"The 1776 Commission Report is calling forth our fealty to tyranny. But we will resist, like we resisted the proslavery founding fathers and their ideological descendants who wrote this report."
 
2021-01-19 3:55:28 AM  

nytmare: Denying science isn't enough, they need to deny history too. What's next, geography?


Gravity. Cliffs are a lie
 
2021-01-19 3:59:13 AM  
"...This division is severe enough to call to mind the disagreements between the colonists and King George, and those between Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War," the report states.

wait. wait wait wait-wait-wait. are they seriously attempting to conflate those two things?!

...

nytmare: Denying science isn't enough, they need to deny history too. What's next, geography?


see, you say that, but...
 
2021-01-19 4:04:01 AM  

tintar: "...This division is severe enough to call to mind the disagreements between the colonists and King George, and those between Confederate and Union forces during the Civil War," the report states.

wait. wait wait wait-wait-wait. are they seriously attempting to conflate those two things?!

...

nytmare: Denying science isn't enough, they need to deny history too. What's next, geography?

see, you say that, but...


It's alternative geography.
 
2021-01-19 4:04:54 AM  

Gyrfalcon: nytmare: Denying science isn't enough, they need to deny history too. What's next, geography?

Gravity. Cliffs are a lie


we can only hope.
 
2021-01-19 4:05:33 AM  

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That's pretty disrespectful to Darth Vader.
 
2021-01-19 4:08:28 AM  
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2021-01-19 4:09:30 AM  

Brat E. Pants: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's response:

"I just finished reading the 1776 Commission Report. It claims America is "the most just and glorious country in all of human history." And that this is the great founding truth of America. And anything less than this great truth is a great lie expressed by anti-Americans. But it does not take long to read this report as the last great lie from a Trump administration of great lies.

"This report makes it seems as if slaveholding founding fathers were abolitionists; that Americans were the early beacon of the global abolitionist movement; that the demise of slavery in the United States was inevitable; that those espousing identity politics today are no different than proslavery theorists like John C. Calhoun; that since the civil rights movement, Black people have been given "privileges" and "preferential treatment" in nearly every sector of society, which would be news to Black people. If we have commonly been given preferential treatment, then why do Black people remain on the lower and dying end of nearly every racial disparity and inequity? When these writers answer this question, they express racist ideas of Black inferiority while claiming they are "not racist."

"The report also claims that identity politics "values people by characteristics like race, sex, and sexual orientation," when actually identity politics points out that people are devalued in American society because of characteristics like race, sex, and sexual orientation. Why else would women say #MeToo? Why else would we say #Blacklivesmatter? These are expressions of valuing us in a society devaluing us, and what keeps happening to us.

"Finally, the report calls for "restoring patriotic education that teaches the truth about America. That doesn't mean ignoring the faults in our past, but rather viewing our history clearly and wholly, with reverence and love." Does this mean that the descendants of enslaved people and the descendants of slaveholders should view their ancestors' enslavement and slaveholding clearly and wholly with reverence and love? Can anything be more shameful?

"I think not. But that is the point. We are supposed to revere and love the founding fathers no matter what some of them did, or rather did not do; just as Trump desires us to revere and love him no matter what. And Trump supporters call their fealty, freedom. We call their fealty, tyranny.

"The 1776 Commission Report is calling forth our fealty to tyranny. But we will resist, like we resisted the proslavery founding fathers and their ideological descendants who wrote this report."


eloquent and to the point. I only wish I could speak half so well.
 
2021-01-19 4:10:16 AM  

Skyfrog: Knowing that Trump won't be the President tomorrow makes me so happy.


Uh, sorry. Very sorry. It's high noon on the 20th. At that moment, his term expires.

I have set an alarm in advance so I can know when to be dancing.

/All times are local.
 
2021-01-19 4:12:53 AM  
Oh man...wow...that is just a steaming pile of shiat in an easily searchable form.
 
2021-01-19 4:17:05 AM  
Fta: "Trump, speaking last fall, called the project "toxic propaganda."

Because of course he did.

Its like raaaaain....
 
2021-01-19 4:20:58 AM  

Alphax: PartTimeBuddha: [www2.b3ta.com image 600x750]

That's pretty disrespectful to Darth Vader.


Since Vader is always portrayed as a whiney twunt, on screen and off, it's very appropriate.
 
2021-01-19 4:21:29 AM  

Skyfrog: Knowing that Trump won't be the President tomorrow makes me so happy.


Same here. Unfortunately, he may be gone, but the people he enabled will remain with you for a very long time. He gave a voice to racists, gave them a platform etc. It is just horrible.

I wish there'd been a chance to simply vote Hitler out of office in the 1930s, because that's the historic equivalent of what happend in November. In two years it'll be the next test to remove trumpism* and everyone who supports it.

*It's a proper word by now. Not sure exactly how it is precisely defined, but isolationism, big lies, "fake news", Nazi techniques in the 21st century etc. are all part of it.
 
2021-01-19 4:25:48 AM  

Brat E. Pants: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's response:

"I just finished reading the 1776 Commission Report. It claims America is "the most just and glorious country in all of human history." And that this is the great founding truth of America. And anything less than this great truth is a great lie expressed by anti-Americans. But it does not take long to read this report as the last great lie from a Trump administration of great lies.

"This report makes it seems as if slaveholding founding fathers were abolitionists; that Americans were the early beacon of the global abolitionist movement; that the demise of slavery in the United States was inevitable; that those espousing identity politics today are no different than proslavery theorists like John C. Calhoun; that since the civil rights movement, Black people have been given "privileges" and "preferential treatment" in nearly every sector of society, which would be news to Black people. If we have commonly been given preferential treatment, then why do Black people remain on the lower and dying end of nearly every racial disparity and inequity? When these writers answer this question, they express racist ideas of Black inferiority while claiming they are "not racist."

"The report also claims that identity politics "values people by characteristics like race, sex, and sexual orientation," when actually identity politics points out that people are devalued in American society because of characteristics like race, sex, and sexual orientation. Why else would women say #MeToo? Why else would we say #Blacklivesmatter? These are expressions of valuing us in a society devaluing us, and what keeps happening to us.

"Finally, the report calls for "restoring patriotic education that teaches the truth about America. That doesn't mean ignoring the faults in our past, but rather viewing our history clearly and wholly, with reverence and love." Does this mean that the descendants of enslaved people and the descendants of slaveholders should view the ...


Stopped reading that embarrassment at first mention of  "Deep State".
https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content​/​uploads/2021/01/The-Presidents-Advisor​y-1776-Commission-Final-Report.pdf
 
2021-01-19 4:28:22 AM  
Evil has no face!

But it's usually white men.
 
2021-01-19 4:32:11 AM  

casual disregard: Evil has no face!

But it's usually white men.


Just like....sigh. Just stop being evil.

Why is that so hard?
 
2021-01-19 4:34:28 AM  
While the 1619 project is hot garbage, this report is even worse.  Two wrongs don't make a right.
 
2021-01-19 4:37:21 AM  

Murkanen: Alphax: PartTimeBuddha: [www2.b3ta.com image 600x750]

That's pretty disrespectful to Darth Vader.

Since Vader is always portrayed as a whiney twunt, on screen and off, it's very appropriate.


Yeah, no. Do you see Donnie taking out Putin to save Don Jr or Eric, if it came down to it?
 
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