Monthly Archives: February 2014

DROWNING THE GOVERNMENT IN MISSISSIPPI

How do you reduce government to the size that you could “drown it in a bathtub?
Well, let me rephrase the question.
What happens when you underfund government salaries?

But the talent and skill drain is only one dimension of the scheme. The consequence of the talent and skill drain serves the greater purpose of the plan. It drains resources from a key Democratic party constituency, state employees. Simultaneously, it converts those same employees into Republicans because they, with talents and skills hone in state service, can sell their services back to the state through a competing private service, oh say, private prisons or DHS administration. The Republican party of today appeals, through it’s survival-of-the-fittest attraction it John-Wayne-individualism allure, to man’s basest nature. The common good be dawned.

But the most immediate consequence of their underfunding scheme is direct monetary benefits from the wealthy and connected which was actually behind the efforts of Tea Party types to circumvent the State Personnel Board. It’s funny how these “small government” groups (and we know what they really mean

) are really fronts for people who are devising means of CAPTURING THE GOVERNMENT PURSE

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FBI to determine if Meredith statue’s defiling is hate crime | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

 

FBI to determine if Meredith statue’s defiling is hate crime | The Clarion-Ledger | clarionledger.com

The conversation:

 

Statement:

Stanley Beech · Top Commenter · Blackjack Dealer at Pearl River Resort

First of all, what did the man accomplish in order for a statue to be made in his honor? I don’t recall him becoming famous for anything.Actually it was one of Bobby Kennedy’s pet projects that resulted in two people being killed..If someone is deserving of a statue so be it, but not James Meredith.It’s just something else for The NAACP to use.against the State.They don’t want the white Folks and Black folks to get along, they wouldn’t be in business if they did.

Response:

Lillian Stevens Young · Top Commenter · Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Stanley, maybe the statue is there b/c Meredith had COURAGE, the greatest of all attributes, IMO. And famous? In the struggle for civil rights, he certainly is famous. And you can argue whether the statue should be there not; that’s your right. But, the placing of a noose and a flag on the statue sends a message loud and clear, and it’s not one that I want my native state to send. I agree that many (most?) of our current so called civil rights leaders want the race tensions to continue; otherwise, they’d be out of work. However, in this case, we don’t need their involvement to tell us what this means

Reply:

Stanley Beech · Top Commenter · Blackjack Dealer at Pearl River Resort

Lillian Stevens Young Why was the Georgia flag used?It sounds to me like someone did this just to set race relations back..Someone defaced a statue and there is a 25.000 dollar reward and five football players literally stomp a guys head in at a party and that is not considered a hate crime.This is really nothing to do with Meredith, it’s just something for the NAACP to use against the State of Mississippi, I doubt half of the leaders would even know who James Meredith is.Rest assured Al Sharpton will be down to get his recognition.

Response:

Lillian Stevens Young · Top Commenter · Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Stanley Beech <you think someone wants to set race relations back? I think you’re right — the idiots who put the noose and the flag there!! And, do I think those responsible should have been prosecuted for beating this student? Absolutely!!! But, in my opinion, the lack of prosecution by the authorities in Oxford has a lot more to do with the fact that the perpetrators are Ole Miss football players, and nothing to do with race

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I’m just saying

We live in a country where entertainment reigns supreme and football is arguably supreme in entertainment, especially in Mississippi. When you look at the discrepancy in the application, the enforcement of drug laws in this country, nationally, you can best believe that to the extent that leniency is shown to these young men who are part of a revenue generating apparatus that race has nothing to do with it. To suggest otherwise is to provide cover for the Stormfront crowd. As for putting Civil Rights leaders out of work, as long as there are George Zimmermans and Michael Dunns running around and as long as you have people who can’t see the connection between the flag that was draped on the Meredith statue and the noose to the Mississippi state flag

and how conducive it is to memorialization of supremacist images and acts white supremacists can appreciate and moderates take the opportunity to join with them in criticism of the NAACP or seize the opportunity to fly the “civil-rights-leaders-want-the-race tensions-to-continue banner” then there will be work for Civil Rights leaders.

In the 60’s Martin Luther King Jr. said

“We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and God given rights” 

Variations of confederate battle flags were the rallying symbols of resistance to this goal.  The white-southerner’s response in Mississippi to full black participation in public life was redemption and the adoption of a flag created by supremacists memorializing the effort to do as they please regarding the ownership of human beings.  In Mississippi that selection was affirmed by an overwhelming white-majority years after MLK’s assassination.  And the mental and emotional support that Mississippi’s state flag lends to the Meredith statue desecration, the recognition of legacy on the part of the offenders is something that perhaps you could criticize the current Civil Rights leaders for not noting.  But don’t expect it from moderates who are never really ready for trouble-makers who abhor supremacist symbols.  No, they, the moderates are more likely to defend such tax-supported symbols of states as respect of tradition.  They must then also recognize the psychic support such symbols extend and the predictable consequences of cherishing such a legacy. 

Why the outrage over a statue

The headline read “

FBI to determine if Meredith statue’s defiling is hate crime

 

And you quickly come to realize what Mississippi is and why it is the way it is.  From someone at one of Mississippi’s Seg academies came the following comment:

“ How convenient we forget that Meredith is responsible for the deaths of two innocent victims. He only attended ole miss for one year. He was a paid mule by the naacp.. He himself dislikes the statue and would like to see it removed.” –  · Rusty Reeves · Brandon Academy

Here the commenter’s view is that the man the statue honors was a trouble-maker.  The outrage over the statue’s desecration (the statue’s outrageous treatment, it’s disrespectful treatment) is not understandable to segregationists.  The outrage is not justified, it is not even comprehensible to those who love segregation and things like the supremacist-created Mississippi state flag, (apparently akin the old Georgia (Confederacy-memorializing) state flag which was draped with a noose on the statue) because many white Mississippians have never believed in integration.  And Meredith is a symbol of that which they abhor and find repulsive.  Meredith’s significance is so little appreciated among the majority of Mississippians that you are likely to have agreement with this statement from another of the commenters on the story:

“it sounds like littering laws were the only ones violated.” –  · Noel Funchess  Mississippi State University

The chilling effect such an action as the statue desecration can have on minorities is not unlike a cross burning, as anyone could see the implications of a noose and a confederate symbol draped on a black man’s statue.  Oddly, you would think that Mississippians, black and white, would be particularly sensitive to such an outrage as would all southerners.  You would think that the actions where as alarming to people who know Mississippi’s history as someone yelling fire in a crowded theater, there is a bit of terror evoked.  The people at Ole Miss know this which is why they have made moves avoid prompts to yell “the South will rise again” at football games.  What south is it that people want to see rise again.  And when people pretend not to know the significance of offensive gestures and threatening racial symbols then you know what its like to be in Mississippi. 

 

And for those who say like another of the commenters that

“Yep, you read it correctly – a hate crime against a statue. The word you used – “ridiculous” – isn’t strong enough to describe the absurdity of this. The act of vandalism itself was stupid and the vandals should be punished, but the degree to which it already has been overblown is crazy. I’m running out of adjectives. We haven’t begun to see or hear the end of this.” –  Mike Jones  The University of Alabama

I know clarity isn’t something in which they’re interested. 

And people who don’t see the outrage in the statue desecration probably wouldn’t that think burning a cross would be a hate crime or leaving a swastika on a synagogue door.

However,

“A hate crime is a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias. For the purposes of collecting statistics, Congress has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.”

Now I guess that’s just another reason for some people to hate government and regulation.  It’s funny how some people count the freedom to intimidate others as one of their cherished freedoms.  And you can understand why when you realize that with that freedom they can chase people from the field of play, out of whole areas of activity, and enhance and ensure unchallenged domination.  This is the connection between segregation and supremacy. 

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union | Fox News

 

“VW wanted a German-style “works council” in Chattanooga to give employees a say over working conditions. The company says U.S. law won’t allow it without an independent union.”  And so you have to ask yourself why didn’t they get it.

Defeat of the union in Tennessee is said to have “stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches.”

Why would a company from a country with strong unions only “tacitly” endorse a union in America?  Perhaps it is an example of how the trade wars are really fought, with the Germans effectively colonizing America. We know that the company had the leverage to get a union in the plant in Tennessee if it wanted one there.  Governors, who are paid by taxpayers even travel to foreign countries taking gifts “paid for by private funds”1 in an effort to get foreign companies to build plants in their states.  Everyone knows the kind of incentives and the resources states are willing to put at the disposal of foreign companies.  So when the a company with unionization in all it’s other plants remains “neutral throughout the voting process”2 in Tennessee, you know the company must have been against unionization in Tennessee.  The way that southern state governments have been giving away everything (including tax abatements, and man hours paid for by taxpayers, indeed discarding their pretention that there is such a thing as a free market as they are giving advantages to people they have selected, whether it be a German auto manufacturer or a Japanese tire manufacturer) to get foreign investment, there is no way that Senator Corker and the other Republicans would have gone against Volkswagen’s wishes with the public anti-union statements they’ve made.  That is how we know that they acted on behalf of the Germans in the trade war.  In the effort to get the Yokohama tire plant in Mississippi, officials made sure that “[i]f the Japanese execs had a question about power, for example, a TVA official was quickly summoned. Bryant [Mississippi’s governor] said he and Mississippi’s U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker — not just their staffers — were available for meetings as needed.”3

1.  “Landing Clay County tire plant was no easy task” Apr. 27, 2013 – The Clarion Ledger

2.  “Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union”  Published February 15, 2014  FoxNews.com

3.  “Landing Clay County tire plant was no easy task” Apr. 27, 2013 – The Clarion Ledger

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union | Fox News

Germans, Union to blame for Volkswagen Vote Loss

 

 

Volkswagen Vote Loss Signals Difficulty Ahead for Union Organizers | Fox Business

Published February 15, 2014

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  Anybody notice how parts of America’s south has become Germany’s colony? It is apparent that Germany sees the U.S. as a place too primitive for worker involvement in management. The Germans pretend to favor unionization in America. Oh, they say that they “ wanted the [Tennessee]plant workers to form a works council, which is a committee of employees who would give management feedback on running the plant. Works councils are the norm in Germany.” However, oddly enough, this arrangement didn’t come as a given with the plant when the Germans decided to locate the plant in Tennessee.

This is partly the consequence of an American labor movement too inept to press the matter at the start of the process. However, this ineptitude has a beneficiary within the movement. This beneficiary is a labor hierarchy which profits from not educating its membership on labor arrangements which have worked so well in other countries. An educated membership could be active in disseminating the information on successful labor movement design to the general public. The hierarchy in the American labor movement actually benefits in terms of prestige and financially from not having to answer to a more knowledgeable rank-and-file which would be more capable of demanding more turnover in leadership, a turnover beneficial to democracy within the union movement itself and to democracy in America as labor would be a more formidable counterbalance to capital which is content to offshore profits and outsource jobs.

But this defeat of unionization is also the consequence of Germans content to see laborers in another country not have the kind of participation in corporate governance that German workers have. This actually makes American workers almost like vassals to the German workers, dependents of the German workers who are on the co-determined boards of the corporations that employ Americans.

In the end, if you can’t convince workers that what’s good enough for millionaires, the NFL, MLB, the NHL, and the NBA, is good enough for every day wage earners, if you can’t convince workers that unions are good things then maybe you should change the product by truly educating the content, the workers. 

dEAD LAST, AND LOVING IT!!!

 

Just mind your own business.  We don’t need any outside agitation or comment.

“”If you look at it again, where this state is moving forward, and how fast we’re growing in our economy, it doesn’t seem to have been slowing us down. I don’t think it will. I think other states need to worry about their problems and let us grow.”  Comes the word from Mississippi officials in response to reactions to the Mississippi “confederate” state flag.  This flag was adopted by men who believed that

“it shall not be lawful for any freedman, free negro or mulatto to intermarry with any white person; nor for any person to intermarry with any freedman, free negro or mulatto; and any person who shall so intermarry shall be deemed guilty of felony, and on conviction thereof shall be confined in the State penitentiary for life>’

Those were the words of the state constitution adopted a few short years before the white males adopted the Mississippi State flag which to this day pays homage to the Confederacy. 

But you have to give the confederate flag lovers credit for one thing.  They have taken full advantage of the lethargy of a complacent, contented black middle-class (who, themselves are closet-neo-feudalists like the black Mississippi Sovereignty Commission spies – and you must see the PBS documentary “Spies of Mississippi” for a picture of the “Clarence Thomas” mentality) to maintain the symbols of oppression as the principal representation of the state of Mississippi. 

But just remember when you hear things like “no one can name one industry that didn’t come to Mississippi because of that flag” that people who say that don’t care to know or care to remember certain things.  They don’t care to remember that the reason the Klan used Confederate battle symbols like the flag was to remind everyone of their belief in white supremacy.  What defenders of the Mississippi state (“Confederacy-honoring) flag don’t care to know is that the men who adopted that flag people who “still thought they had been right to own slaves and secede from the Union.”  And truth be told the overwhelming majority of the people in Mississippi who voted to keep the symbol of slavery and secession as part the state flag either don’t know or care to know that it was Klansmen and Klan sympathizers who created the flag.  And if the flag, which is now defended by the descendants of people who made life so inhospitable for so many blacks that they left the “Hospitality” state, so if this flag is in any way, shape, or form an impediment to greater prosperity, the majority of Mississippians would rather be DEAD LAST, AND LOVING IT!!!