Saudi Arabia is no “ally” worth having

Saudi Arabia, as a country and as a culture, unnerves me. But, that being half of my bloodline (so says my mother), I’m drawn back time and again to learn about it. Unfortunately so much of what I’ve seen and heard over time (including what I was told by a Saudi man who had befriended my former husband many years back) isn’t pretty. The VAST majority of it isn’t actually. Not to mention their royal family appears sadistically nuts, yet still is claimed as an ally by the U.S. and European nations.

Before I begin posting up links tonight, it deserves to be stated that I did attempt a positive information hunt on Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in general that went on for a few years, particularly during my time volunteering within the pro-peace/anti-war movement. Back then I really strove to give peace a chance and to open up my mind, hoping I’d come across information that could contradict what all I’d managed to learn about that nation and its people up until then. But no such luck. Even the liberal peace community couldn’t sweep its human rights abuses under the rug despite sometimes trying. That culture’s atrocious human rights record is undeniable, plentiful, and completely unapologetic.

Tonight I’ll showcase a few examples, beginning with a graphic LiveLeak video of a male servant being whipped, hit, and spit on by his purportedly Saudi (Arab of some sort either way) “sponsor”:

Saudi Arabia requires a “sponsorship” program for its immigrant workers whereby a “sponsor” is granted a great deal of control over the worker, including his or her right to leave the country. This was reported in the Human Rights Watch 2012 report on Saudi Arabia:

ScreenHunter_16 Jul. 26 01.07That was a screen-captured excerpt from the HRW link above. And, as you saw in the LiveLeak video linked above, the abuse isn’t confined to female migrant workers only.

Came across this article from the World Tribune (Sept. 22, 2013) titled “Opposition: Saudi king’s son promotes ‘racist policy’ against nation’s blacks“:

ScreenHunter_17 Jul. 26 01.12Hence why I was mistaken in my most recent video where I assumed there were little to no black people even living in Saudi Arabia these days. Come to find out they’re just being kept off the television and treated like second-class citizens (lower even than the migrant workers apparently in some cases) in what amounts to an apartheid setup. Not that that’s any better…

Here’s an article from The Guardian (Oct. 19, 2010) titled “Saudi prince guilty of servant’s murder“:

ScreenHunter_18 Jul. 26 01.19The House of Saud is showing itself to be the House of Sade (Marquis de Sade, that is). Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. It goes on and on and on with these folks…

Here’s an example from just last week, “Saudi royal arrested over videos purportedly showing abuse” (CBS News; July 20, 2017):

ScreenHunter_19 Jul. 26 01.31A “prison for wayward royals”? They necessitate their own prison?? How many frickin’ royals does that country have? Don’t know much about the new king, but I won’t be holding my breath and expecting any real change to occur. Takes time to evolve, and that goes for people and whole cultures. Won’t happen over the course of a few years, most certainly.

I’ll let Abby Martin of the Empire Files tell us a little more:

Appointed to the human rights panel at the UN. Yep, you heard that right. AND Saudi Arabia’s term on that panel won’t expire until 2019 (assuming they aren’t reappointed). Yet some continue to wonder why the United Nations is (increasingly) viewed as a sick, sad, twisted joke.

Am I uncomfortable with that half of my bloodline? No, not really. Though I am grateful to have not been born there and to not have been directly exposed to that disturbing culture/religion while growing up (spoken as someone raised in Mississippi  tongue_out  Imagine that seeming WAYYY better by comparison. Ha!). Guess it’s a good thing that my biological father wasn’t in my life. Might’ve turned out way worse. I’m willing to bet it probably would have, sad as that may sound to an outsider. Sure, that’s really unfortunate to have to acknowledge and accept, but the truth isn’t always a rose garden. I honestly would rather never know my biological father if he is much like many of the Arab men I’ve either encountered or learned about. Chances are great that he too was/is a Muslim (my mother hasn’t offered much information to shed light on who he was). Did he support Sharia Law? Would he have raised me in accordance with that religion had he known of my existence? If so, that warrants a write-off in my book.

That being of their own doing. Apostasy is a crazy concept. Remaining forever grateful to not have been raised up within a society that kowtows to Sharia Law. Color me biased, that’s fine. (Though, by the same token, I’m also very grateful to not have been raised by Christian Fundamentalists.)

So, what does this do to my own self-perception? Not as much damage as one might expect. Fills me with a sense of gratitude to be born an American and raised within an American family. Truth be told (biased as I can’t help but be). Also grateful to know I can’t be deported no matter what I do or so. Heh  Seriously though (and Guantanamo aside). Not even going to take chances with visiting a country like that since someone like me would probably be stoned while exiting the plane.  not_amused  Or kept there in some weirdo’s bathroom and tortured for my heathen Western ways… (Or lashed by the authorities for what I’ve blogged about.)  Oy.

Happen to like my skin tone. Wonder sometimes if possessing that genetic background is why I can be such an emotional hothead. Otherwise, I tend to find the whole situation a bit funny, ironically so. Am proud to be a “sand honky,” since I’m the only one I’ve ever known (meaning specifically a Southerner/Arab blend). And I feel it gives me all the more license to tell it like I see it when it comes to the Arab world. Not self-hating since my problem is with that CULTURE (along with its peculiar religion, or at least the extremes it tends to be taken to).


A couple more links I’m perusing and wish to save for future reference. From the Pew Research Center (May 26, 2017):

From Amnesty International (Saudi Arabia 2016/2017 Annual Report):’s platform for pedophiles (uncovered while investigating Milo’s current drama)

In looking into’s past publications on pedophiles, my search has taken me to various sites and articles. Including this article written by Milo Yiannopoulos on Breitbart in 2015 titled “Why The Progressive Left Keeps Sticking Up For Pedophiles.”’s 2015 articles in question: “I’m a pedophile, but not a monster.”

And “I’m a pedophile, you’re the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine.” apparently removed some articles over time, but they wound up archived.

Dr. Drew’s interview with Todd Nickerson, the author of those two articles:

Barcroft TV’s coverage of Todd Nickerson in a piece titled “Inside The Life Of A ‘Virtuous’ Paedophile”:

Gavin McInnes and Paul Joseph Watson on Salon’s coverage of Todd Nickerson:

And here’s a random YT vlogger named TrueDilTom’s thoughts on the subject:

The relevant portion of Joe Rogan’s podcast where he had Milo on over a year back:

An article on (Oct. 2015) by Reginald Harper on Todd Nickerson’s Salon article and past pro-contact forum posts.

Also perused Mike Cernovich’s thoughts on media platforms attempting to normalize pedophilia. As well as RedState’s piece (Jan. 2016) on the matter. Plus, Steven Crowder and Courtney Kirchoff’s (Sept. 2015) piece titled “No,, I Don’t Need to ‘Understand’ the Plight of Pedophiles.”

In January 2015 Todd Nickerson shared a personal story about a young woman he had befriended long ago who wound up committing suicide.

Todd’s friend and fellow pedophile, Gary Gibson, came out with an article in The Sun (Jan. 2017) discussing their Virtuous Pedophile forum and his formation of a non-profit organization intended to “help and support non-offending paedophiles.”

Todd Nickerson last month began posting on youtube the first in a series he titled “To MAP Humanity with Todd Nickerson”:

Ugh. See, and right there he shows himself as being hung up on age of consent laws once again. Which further demonstrates that he doesn’t take seriously the notion that sexual actions taken by adults against children are truly harmful and rightfully criminalized.

Everywhere I look into these folks, dating years in my own research attempts, they always wind up circling back around to justifications. Probably because they are viewed as abominations by most others out in society. What they fail to sufficiently grasp is the very nature of their inclinations are what make them sick and immoral, not only the acts carried out as a result. Even in cases where no victim is directly sexually abused (as in cases where they draw or paint or fictionally write out illustrations of their fantasies), they still pose a threat to the sanity and decency of society as a whole. They try to work around children and, in the least, impart twisted ideas to kids with their body language and words. They argue incessantly online these days for their “rights” to be respected, all while refuting age of consent laws intended to protect the rights of children to remain free of molestation by these perverts. Their “creative” endeavors sow seeds of warped sexuality to those who encounter them. They cloak themselves under the same civil rights banner as has been afforded to gay people, aiming to pretend all belong on the same spectrum and therefore should (legally and morally) be regarded as such.

On the topic of thought crimes, I have mixed feelings here. While it may not be the government’s business in most cases to police what thoughts we share, it most definitely is the business of each of us as individuals. We all do judge one another and decide who we’re willing to affiliate with based on what they share about themselves. This discrimination pedophiles are seeking refuge from will never be fully avoided. The government can’t control the thoughts the rest of us have either, including our bottomless disdain for child-oriented perverts. And we have every right to tell them what we think of them and to opt to avoid them at all costs. That hurts their feelings? Well, tough shit. Such is life. Realistic concern over the consequences arising from child sexual abuse outweighs these people’s desire for acceptance. They won’t ever be accepted by the vast majority of Americans — a fact they have to figure out how to live with. Sounds harsh? Well, what sounds more harsh to me is allowing kids to be rendered vulnerable and accessible by people who apparently cannot help but fantasize about them (going so far, as Todd Nickerson himself described, as needing to step into the bathroom to masturbate because he got so turned on by a 5-year-old girl — whom he also happened to portray as the pursuer, crazy as that is!) and are notoriously untrustworthy when it comes to controlling their compulsions. It sounds harsher to me to place that guy’s supposed rights above those of his potential victims. I care not how much he claims to be celibate or “virtuous” — not when it only takes one lapse of judgment on his part to change another person’s life forever. People don’t simply walk off early sexualization by adults. No, the memory lingers and resurfaces throughout life, and that can and often enough does lead to further complications in our psychological development.

That past societies didn’t yet recognize the threat level perverts pose and take steps to protect children legally in no way justifies a return to lower age of consent laws. Up until 150 years ago slavery was still legally allowable also — should we re-institute that as well? Child labor laws are less than a century old — do they deserve to be scrapped too?

This is an area where I get frustrated with anti-feminists since some of these perverts hide out within their groups and movements and use their platforms to attack any and all ideas put forth by feminists/women in general, including those pertaining to the protection of children and calling attention to the social dangers of early sexualization of youths by adults (particularly in authoritative “grooming” and incestuous situations). Though now we see the latest “wave” of feminists flipping the script and offering up a platform to these perverts themselves! Ugh. It’s like everybody’s lost their damned minds.

So this is how Sodom and Gomorrah came into being, huh? People’s minds got so open that their brains just fell out. No lines drawn anywhere anymore. There is a definite slippery slope when it comes to moral relativism, and some folks love to push these boundaries for the simple sake of doing so. Why? It’s edgy. Rebellious. Counter-cultural. Radical. But then you wind up in the depraved position of realizing nothing is sacred. And that’s where nihilism kicks us over the cliff.

Is this the natural progression of human beings? To build societies and then become so comfortable and technologically sophisticated that we then lose sight of what contains real value and instead wind up destroying ourselves, one another, and everything our predecessors worked hard to construct? In short, are perversions of this sort (along with the movements/organizations that offer arguments in their defense) a sign of flight from reality? Grown men aiming to remain child-like, incapable of maturely relating with grown women or men, seeking refuge in dangerous fantasies where they pretend to themselves that they are forever kids and therefore not a serious danger to real kids, despite possessing an adult’s sexual drive and honing it in on pre-pubescent “love interests.” And we’re supposed to defend that psychological mind-fuck of a scenario and pretend it’s all fine and well so long as we don’t locate evidence that a crime has been committed? We shouldn’t take preemptive measures to protect people from others with twisted psychologies such as this?

Yet another reason for why I refuse to have children. Probably can’t sufficiently protect them, especially nowadays when pedophiles are “coming out of the closet” more and more, so what’s the point? Go ahead and feel sympathy for deranged child enthusiasts and see where it gets us as a society.

Milo and the Freak Show

Not a big fan of Milo Yiannopoulos. Have listened to some of his stuff over time but am learning more about him in the last few weeks due to the riots at UC Berkeley. Then all this went down in recent days. Oy. Was already on the topic of pedophilia due to Andy Warski’s videos on that Omnipolitics16 guy. Then some Deep Web-related YT channel told of that Australian man convicted for creating snuff child porn videos in the Philippines.

Anyway, here’s the Drunken Peasants podcast from back in January 2016: episode #193. Relevant portion begins at approximately 51:26 in:


About 52:45 in they show a video from somebody who included some footage from Milo’s appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

Pausing 1:05:08 into that DP podcast…okay, I do comprehend the importance of distinguishing between actual PEDOPHILES (people sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children) versus HEBEPHILES who are interested in very young pubescent youths (in the age range of 11-14 generally). That is a noteworthy distinction because the two involve differing psychologies. That does matter. Because the Law does not make this distinction in its wording, the public is being misled. I do understand that and have openly discussed this since back in my undergrad criminal justice curriculum. But I also grasp that so far as legal purposes go, the lines drawn must be pretty damn clear in order to enforce them effectively. Hence why we have age of consent laws and yet there is leeway granted for youths only a few years apart in age, dependent on the state in question. AND the authority of the adult party in question. A priest or a teacher are in a special classification precisely because of their sway and influence over youths as well as the community-at-large. So they do deserve to be more heavily scrutinized due to the authority their positions grant them. Same with law officers.

Now, I’ve viewed several videos on this ordeal and read and watched Milo’s recent responses on the matter. Posted up his resignation from Breitbart speech. Watched Styxhexenhammer666’s first (now removed), second and third videos covering this topic. Watched Milo’s recent Bill Maher appearance. Read an article about Bill Maher basically defending the same thing back in 2007 and before. And am generally not a stranger to the controversy over age of consent laws and specific cases where victims claim they weren’t harmed, etc.

But I have to say that people who are sexualized young wind up seeming to mature sexually earlier. That’s apparently a byproduct OF early sexualization of youths. I understand it from my own perspective and upbringing, as well as through taking in so many, many stories from others over the course of my life thus far. Any defense of that shit does get me prickling with aggravation precisely because I do comprehend this complex situation personally and the mixed emotions that can and often do arise from it. And it does differ between hebephilia and pedophilia — that is true. But people who are sexualized explicitly when they are very young and pre-pubescent, it tends to incline them toward greater promiscuity once they do hit puberty. And though they are inclined this way, it doesn’t mean they are emotionally mature enough to handle the potential consequences. Sometimes that promiscuity continues on well into our 20s or 30s before we even seriously start grappling with its origins and its impact on our lives. All is not a bed of roses there. Many regrets are common for such terrain.

This is where I get to thinking a much more nuanced discussion on these matters certainly is warranted. But one of the problems that arises there is our own biases and sorting out how much of our opinions evolved out of a drive toward self-protection and/or “owning” our experiences. Though we may be made “stronger” as a result of what we’ve been subjected to, we also tend to get a bit mentally fucked up. Let’s be honest here. So our own relation of experiences on this topic can very easily be skewed if we developed close bonds with the persons we were sexualized by. Our loyalties wind up screwed up as a result, hence why our boundaries tend to become so loose and permeable. We don’t wish to live as “victims,” yet we can also do a disservice to others by downplaying such matters and trivializing them. So sometimes our contributions to such conversations wind up doing more harm than good since we’re coming from a place where that seemed normal to us, at least at the time. Or we had no basis for comparison to anything else. Even now, as grown adults, we can’t erase that early programming (which is essentially what it is). It’s a part of what all has constructed us into who we are now. In short, we cannot help but be biased there. It’s sown into us.

I’ll be honest. Milo creeped me out at times as well. Kinda like how Justicar did also, before he too came out with claims that at age 9 he felt sexually mature enough to consent to sexual acts with a man in his 20s. That was very disturbing to read (hence why I screen-captured it and posted it elsewhere on this blog back in 2015 — Justicar has since deleted the relevant videos). Sickens and saddens me to read that sort of thing because it definitely does serve as justification to pedophiles and hebephiles interested in pursuing young individuals, whether the one who experienced the early sexualization is aware of that or intends it or not. That really does matter here. It’s not all about the particular victim in question and their own thoughts on the subject; it’s also about the ramifications of sharing such thoughts openly and widely and allowing them to further entice those who are inclined that way. As omnipolitics16 demonstrated himself, these people tend to be on the lookout for anything and everything that supports their attempts to justify their actions against children. They want to believe it’s not so bad for them, that kids aren’t horribly harmed in many cases, that psychological injuries aren’t a direct consequence of their sexual activities with immature minors. They want to believe the pleasure they may experience in the moment trumps the potential for long-term pain.

Each individual child likes to think they know what they are doing. They see no problem with staying up super late despite it leaving them tired the next day at school. They would eat whatever they fancy if restrictions weren’t imposed upon them by external authorities. And they will harm themselves unintentionally in countless different ways if not provided proper and healthful guidance from others who genuinely care about their individual well-being.

There are lots of wolves out here in the world, let’s face it. Lots of selfish opportunists who will take advantage where they think they may be able to get away with it. Children are especially vulnerable in this regard, and that includes young teens who are in the process of budding into adulthood. We don’t yet know at that age what the wisest decision might be, what the long-term consequences may prove to be, how momentary slips can haunt a person literally for years. We had no way of understanding all of that back then. But that consideration never stops those who are out in pursuit for their own jollies. They may have been harmed themselves when young and therefore have fetishized what they themselves were subjected to (or whatever else their sexual compulsiveness drove them toward exploring). The effects spread out and can impact generations of people. This is certainly no small concern when countless people’s psychological well-being is at stake. Pain pays forward, in one way, shape, or form.

I also find it interesting how many homosexuals I’ve personally met who were sexualized early on as kids, whether in an outright abusive fashion or through grooming by older individuals they trusted at the time. Began noting that back in my teen years and have only uncovered more evidence of this trend ever since. Should look into what research studies might exist on the subject.

Anyway, today I listened to Styx’s update on Milo’s situation:

I find it very interesting what he said there about how the political Left isn’t so much in favor of NAMBLA types as it is in trying to justify Islam and its Sharia Law. Hmmm. I can see that, but I also see where both wind up justified regardless. It’s a disturbing trend either way.

Recently heard about what Salon magazine put out in the past. Rarely read that rag anymore. Gonna look more deeply into what Salon published in a new post.

Videos of interest watched the last couple of days (more SJWs, stupid political propaganda and BLM — oh my!)

Going in reverse order…

“‘White People Give Me Your Money’ – BLM Supporters Keep Sinking” by Andywarski:

LOL! Those guys crack me up! So true though. That BLM agitator was a pain in the ass. And for what? Because supposedly all white folks suck? Bah! Come now. We all are awakening to the realization that approximately 3% of the general population—a portion dominated by young black males specifically—are responsible for more than 50% of the violence and thefts in this country. DISPROPORTIONATE. Learn the term. As habitual repeat offenders. Get acquainted with the reality being reflected at all of us right about now. Been ramping up and here we all are. Seems that Obama’s administration may have made matters worse. Looks that way currently at least. Speaking my truth.

Some Black Guy’s video “Defending Trump Is NOT An Endorsement: A Rant”:

Been liking his stuff.

Hard Bastard’s video “The Guardian Openly Condones Violence Against Political Opponents, Donald Trump Voters”:

Loving his channel so far.

More from Hard Bastard, “The Left Resorts To Slander & Violence To Silence Disagreement. JonTron, Brittany Pettibone”:

“Punching Nazis at the UC Berkeley Riots” by Sargon of Akkad:

Milo Yiannopoulos “Thrashes Heckling Muslim Women At New Mexico”:

“Milo: Left can’t tolerate anyone who doesn’t agree with them”:

Terrible how those protesters behaved. Totally disrespectful. Deserved to be arrested, in the least.

Limo set on fire during Trump’s inauguration, and other shenanigans (plus my observations)


Hey protesters, such tactics are NOT sending the message across you’re hoping to send.

Had people set a limo on fire during Obama’s inauguration, everybody in the media would’ve lost their shit on live air. Promise you that much. Don’t even have to be a Trump supporter to recognize the hypocrisy on full display.

Environmentalists surely do understand that fracking and the pipelines have been going on throughout the Obama administration. I wonder how often they came to D.C. to protest about these matters during the last 8 years. Would they be out there protesting on this day had Hillary Clinton won? I somehow doubt it, though she likely would’ve allowed the drilling and building of the pipelines to continue unhindered, just as her predecessor had.

More rioting and fire-setting captured by RT:

As we see there, kicked in car windows, looting and vandalization of vehicles (including a limo) by protesters wearing bandanas over their faces, screams of “Viva La Revolucion,” the sounds of choppers circling overhead, a chant where I made out them saying “if you hate Trump, fight back!” Signs saying “This is hell,” “No allegiance to Trump,” “Fuck Trump,” “Not my president,” etc. More chanting of “This is what democracy looks like!” while blocking traffic in the streets.

Holy crap, just watched a part where motorcyclists were going by with American flags waving and the crowd began yelling “Fuck Trump!” at them and one black man attempted to grab and then push one motorcycle as its driver was turning the corner (trying to pin down the timemark but can’t since it’s still live-streaming and the beginning portion is disappearing as I type this — tried going back to the limo damage scene and am now unable to do so — will look for portions once the stream is complete and fully uploaded). That most certainly is NOT what democracy looks like. THAT is what intimidating thuggery looks like.

More signs saying “This is the KKK,” “By any means,” etc. More chanting of “U.S.A. No Trump. No KKK. No fascists.” I don’t think they realize who exactly is looking like the fascists right about now. Another sign: “Fuck nationalism. Fuck capitalism. Fuck police.”

Had to reset my browser for an update so now RT’s live stream is starting even further on at the street parade for Trump. Donald, Melania and Barron then exit their vehicle to a lot of cheers and applause. And the video goes on to show his family entering the viewing stand and whatnot. Very choppy footage though. Keeps hopping around to several places. Mike Pence walks in. Not sure I’ve ever really looked at him before now. Not one to keep up on news coverage of this sort too much. In fact, don’t believe I’ve ever tuned in to inauguration footage this closely before now.

Then later the video footage switches back to the protesters and the bonfire they’ve created. While that is going on someone in the crowd starts up the chant “Black lives matter.” For whatever reason. Then more “Fuck Donald Trump” chants. Nothing too original there.

Met with a police barricade pushing them back past their bonfire.

There came another chant: “The people united will never be defeated.” So far heard all of these chants at other publicized protests.

Pausing and rewinding a few minutes, it just dawned on me how these protesters were chanting “black lives matter” when the cops were ascending toward them, yet I noticed throughout this footage that many, if not at least 60-70% of this protesting crowd, appear to be Caucasian (or at least pass for that, as they like to say). Are they not in their own way attempting to use black folks as their shield and excuse? That’s interesting. How very blatant of them. See now how you’re getting played by the Democratic Party, black people? They’re not all out there because of Black Lives Matter, they’re out there because they’re pissed Hillary didn’t win and so now they feel entitled to throw a riotous fit. That’s what they’re up to! Your black lives aren’t actually all that important to plenty of them, including some of your own fellow black people who seem to not give a damn about all the black-on-black criminality that’s become so commonplace. Seems to me too often people care most about black people only so far as they can be martyred for some political cause. Please do think on that.

And perhaps Black Lives Matter along with black criminals in general are co-opting that party for their own political purposes as well. Like a mutual using.

It’s not uncommon for a political party or organization or movement to use various demographics to suit their cause. Relatively poor white and minority women are used by feminists all the time. Not new. Don’t barely give a damn about seriously poor women under Islamic or whatever other kind of control in other countries. It’s just all about the cause.

For the record, I state all of this as someone always and avidly pro-choice and a supporter of the right to gay marriage and open to anyone of any race based on the content of their character (even if we feud initially after meeting — some of my good friends started off as people I didn’t think I liked for all sorts of reasons). But I don’t appreciate jackassery. One has to draw the line somewhere and I drew mine a long ways away from those who promote outright communism and entitlement schemes based on arbitrary criteria like one’s sex or race or identity. That’s not my bag. I’m not trying to coerce all others to see things like I do, but I damned sure am not interested in having others’ wacky beliefs and ideas foisted and forced upon me. That’s where we face a problem, comrade. Or whatever you like to call one another these days. Bro?  uh_oh

I’m getting sick of this shit. Know it’s not going to stop and accept that this apparently is where we’re at as a nation. Not cool with that, but c’est la vie. This is where idiots and assholes want to take everything now. Okay. So how does one respond and react?

This is not merely protesting. Not even just blocking traffic and being pains in the ass. No, this is rioting. Destroying and burning shit is rioting. I don’t care how justified you may feel you are, it’s still riotous behavior. Tell me, what does breaking windows on various vehicles have to do with asserting black lives contain value? Riddle me that one. If being beaten by cops isn’t the objective, then why destroy property that doesn’t belong to you in open defiance? To make a point, to take a stand? Against what precisely? Gotta break shit to get noticed? Can’t win with your persuasive arguments, especially considering how much of the media has been open for years to publishing your perspectives?? No entitlement complex there, no siree.

Can’t win people over through the power of your arguments so you’re gonna break shit and set fires. Okay. Well, that’s actually NOT how the democratic process works. As so many of you are fond of saying (stupid as it is): USE YOUR WORDS. But, understand that your words alone might not persuade people, and it might not be because the rest of us are simply a bunch of dull dolts lacking in education and probably living in trailers, nothing but racist, sexist, homophobic,”islamophobic,” close-minded, arrogant, inbred FOOLS who don’t know what’s best for ourselves! Maybe you have to actually compel people with worthwhile arguments that aren’t proven demonstrably false and/or inadequate by a ton of observable data made obvious to most of society as its been unfolded over decades. Whatever you’re attempting to bring about is NOT working. Realize that fact of life and go back to your drawing board. Time for some serious introspection and reflection. Happens to the best of us. Looks like it’s your turn. Seriously though.

Intimidation tactics of this sort is intended to send what message? That you can bully your way to the White House? That the rest of us must bend to your will out of fear? Do you all see what you’re doing here? These tactics are turning more and more people against you and any cause you claim to promote. Do you get that?? Do you even care?

What principles are you even standing on anymore? Don’t say justice since you’re willing to destroy that which doesn’t belong to you and are even willing to harm innocent people (or at least support and/or tolerate others who do so). Don’t say freedom when you have as much freedom at your disposal as you do in this country and yet opt to squander it. And don’t say equality either since you apparently see those with differing opinions as far lower and relatively inconsequential when set against your purported Cause. I didn’t vote for Trump and never wanted to, but still, to those who want to act like this after respect was shown to Obama, FUCK YOU. You’re cowards when not grouped up. Hiding within the crowd and behind one another, lurking in the periphery of the craziest amongst you. But what are you individually even really about? What principles actually matter more than your political identity? Please do share.

Resuming watching RT’s footage…

Anyone ever pause to ponder on how stressful those law enforcement officers’ jobs must be. People like to think they’re all-powerful because they’re granted power by the State. But you don’t see them in there mowing those protesters down with tanks. No. You see a line of them standing there protected by shields and helmets, guns, tasers and pepper spray. That’s all they got up against of mob of how many people? Hundreds, possibly thousands? You don’t think those cops have lives of their own that they care about and families they wish to return home to? Does that simply not matter anymore? They are aiming to uphold the Law of the Land. That’s how civilization works — such forces prove necessary. Yet we act like they are totally disposable and don’t barely matter at all as individuals. Like because they signed up to serve and protect that somehow means they joined a Borg where their own individual personhood ceases to matter. Bullshit. That’s not right. And we ought to know it.

That’s also interesting how when someone gets hurt within their crowd they want to run distraction in the background chanting their usual shit and holding up a “Free Hugs” sign so that person can barely be heard. That’s fucked up. If your case is strong you don’t need to pull bullshit tactics like that. Anybody knows that. Cowardly, 100%. Even if that injured man was in the wrong, ya’ll drowned out people’s ability to assess the situation for themselves. An obstruction of that sort is the opposite of democratic. Period.

A girl pushed on that man, so he felt justified in hitting her back apparently. Well, I didn’t see the footage up-close of that and will wait to see if it comes out. Still, women don’t know what men out here are willing to be chivalrous and probably shouldn’t assume. Some men will hit others who touch them in a strong and inappropriate manner. That happens. Gotta think before we put our hands on people, especially strangers. They have a right to back us off too. Women are not above the Law nor above common fucking decency. Welcome to greater equality, womenfolk. We’re physically weaker and shouldn’t be taken advantage of unfairly, but when we start shoving around or hitting men we don’t know we’re opening ourselves up to some serious corrective measures potentially. Truth be told. Fact if life. Retribution might occur, but that can’t negate your injury sustained. Gotta think before we go laying hands on one another. Everybody else doesn’t play by the same playbook. Life and other people don’t always (or often) conform to whatever our notions of fairness might be. The sooner we learn that, the easier it is to realize why it’s not smart to fuck with strangers. If a woman shoved me like that, I’d likely hit her too. Spoken as a woman, I doubt that bothers anybody else. For a man, would I prefer he push her back as she did him? Yes. It’s preferable in my book for a man to repeat in kind the offense he’s suffered and little more with a woman since we are, on average, physically weaker. But then that also depends on the man and woman in question and the situation. A 300-lb. woman who knows how to fight up against a random dude who doesn’t see it coming, I’d say the man might have cause for a stronger reaction. But I didn’t see the footage and don’t know all the particulars. Each situation deserves to be judged on its own merit. Not that I expect a fair assessment among that amped-up crowd. Either way, someone made that guy bleed from his head for his reaction.

So then near the end they’re accosting whom they assume to be Trump supporters walking along the sidewalk. Ugh. I see a group in black hoodies doing most of the harassing.

Jesus. It’s like the protest that never ends.

More harassment of identifiable Trump supporters trying to make their way home. Then more obstruction of traffic by walking in the middle of the road as people are leaving the event. While chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Ugh…

Ya know, I never wanted to see the militarization of our domestic police force, but shit like this makes it inevitable.

Later chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets!” Also the streets of Trump supporters too, who make up near 50% of our voting populace according to the record, in case that fact’s been overlooked.

It just goes on and on, my friends…

The amount of patience cops must have to conjure up is truly amazing.

Just watched Trump’s inaugural speech:

Autistic boy kidnapped and tortured in Chicago (footage and further info)

First off, here’s one of the latest news stories with the most up-to-date information on this criminal ordeal (yahoo news, 1/05/17):

Glad to hear they will be charged for a “hate crime” among other criminal charges.

Specific clips during the press conference of Police Commander Kevin Duffin and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson’s initial reactions:

A larger portion of the Chicago Police Press Conference (1/04/17):

More information on Brittany Herring (Covington) and this crime (including both full videos from her live-stream on FB):

NBC Chicago’s news coverage of this case:

“Black mob tortures retarded white kid in Chicago — 10th anniversary of worst case ever.”

Colin Flaherty covered this most recent story, as well as other notably heinous crimes.

Fucks with a person’s head to listen to that girl laugh as her friends beat on that autistic boy. I’m with everybody else who says four individuals deserved to be shot. That’s putting it lightly and somewhat politely.

And people seriously wonder why I refuse to bring children of my own into this world…  If that were my child being treated like that, I’d lose my damn mind, guaranteed. Guaranteed.

Just when you think things might not get any worse, they do. Look, I agree that black lives indeed do matter, but so do everybody else’s and this is PURE BULLSHIT! When you treat another human being like this, you forfeit your right to live. That’s how it operates in my book anyway, as I’m sure many Americans would agree. To do somebody like this for your own entertainment is beyond sick and twisted — it is a declaration to the world that you have become SO INCREDIBLY PSYCHOTICALLY DESTRUCTIVE and care absolutely nothing at all for the lives of others or for your own life. That clearly is the message being sent here. Crystal clear.

Also very emotional watching the part of the video about Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, a couple young people who were savagely raped, tortured and murdered in Tennessee ten years ago. Listening to their family members speak is heart-breaking. I just couldn’t go on after losing a loved one harmed like that, that extensively and cruelly. How does one not give up in the face of such a horrific tragedy? I don’t know. Must involve a lot more strength than someone like me could possess.

Lord, I don’t understand how humans can inflict such horrors on one another. We are the special species in that regard. This all just has me in a pool of tears over here today. I just can’t even barely imagine suffering such a fate and wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Wouldn’t even wish it on those depraved human beings who did that to others because it can only destroy the soul of anyone carrying out such evil violence. A bullet is much more merciful for all involved, not that I like having to say that, but I see no other way around it. Put them in prison to groom other prisoners to become just as wicked sounds like a recipe for disaster as well. But the Law will do what it will do, and we know that this justice system was constructed for this reason, to maintain our civility individually as well as societally. That matters. Doesn’t cease to matter despite such incredibly barbaric behaviors pushing us to feel the blinding need for vengeance. Gotta be bigger than that, or else forfeit our own right to freedom and/or life. And there I’m saying this to us out in society, not to the victims’ families since their pain can’t help but warp their outlook on life, perhaps forevermore. Channon’s daddy’s expression of pain, sorrow and hate for those who did this to his daughter and her friend is understandable. Hard not to feel hate when your life has been robbed of someone so valuable to you and for no good reason.

There are no fool-proof answers in this life. Just a bunch of tough questions and tougher consequences to reckon with. Very easy to get depressed when sitting with such material frequently, as I know Colin has had to do as a journalist and now as an author and youtube video contributor of this nature. I’ve routinely tuned in to trying to make some sort of sense of the human condition all my life and it’s lessons are heart-breaking and enraging. No getting around that. Just a whole lot of harsh and unfortunate truths to contend with and so many questions we’ll never have answered in this plane of existence, if ever.

Civility — I do believe that’s an important word for the rest of us to keep in mind as we go forward. Think about what it really means at its core and what it asks of us humans. I fear what’s coming could possibly be awful if people lose their heads and take to vigilante justice. But then again, I don’t know what the right answer is anymore. Just don’t want innocent people to wind up targeted because of the actions of thugs.

Just came across this petition being circulated demanding that Brittany Herring and her friends be charged with “hate crimes.” I don’t favor hate crime legislation and would rather see it done away with other than perhaps being treated as an enhancement to another criminal offense, but so long as such legislation does continue to exist it deserves to be applied fairly in cases where it’s warranted. Imagine if the races were reversed in that case — who wouldn’t consider it a “hate crime” then?