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A photograph buzzing around the internet this week shows sixteen black and mulatto female West Point cadets, in uniform, posing with their fists raised in an apparent tribute to the Black Lives Matter Soros-funded anarchist group.

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Where there should be comradeship and institutional loyalty, these troublemakers have introduced rancor, division, and victimological whining. That’s not to mention being in clear violation of Department of Defense directives and every traditional conception of military dignity and honor.

In a country that had not lost its collective mind on the subject of race fifty years ago, these malefactors would be shamed before their comrades, then sent to the brig for five years each, then dishonorably discharged. In the country we actually live in, where blacks are the pampered pets of a fawning elite class, they will probably be decorated for valor.

Blogger John Burk, who has some inside information from the US Military Academy, comments:

The ladies before you are class seniors and have been making their voices heard more and more on an app called “Yik Yak” where users are kept anonymous, yet no one dares speak up in public against them due to them being accused of being racist and risk being expelled from the Academy for hurting someone’s feelings. [Racism Within West Point, InTheArenaFitness.com, May 37, 2016]

To think that brave, patriotic Americans in combat might find themselves under the command of these self-obsessed harpies! Far as I’m concerned, Hell can’t be hot enough for the cowards and time-servers in our senior military leadership who tolerate, and even encourage, this lunacy.

The story has, though, put me in mind of military punishments in general:

Needless to say, they are not hanging Daneesha Deever in the morning. And let me make it clear that I do not think that dishonoring the Military Academy and spitting on its code rises to the level of a capital offense. A spell in the brig will meet this case.

But did I say five years in the brig? Make it ten.

On a related topic…here’s another microaggression. At the White House correspondents’ dinner in 2011, goodwhite comedian Seth Meyers jeered at Donald Trump for saying he has a great relationship with the blacks. Said Meyers: “Unless the Blacks are a family of white people, I bet he’s mistaken.”

So apparently it’s now microaggressive to refer to the blacks as “the blacks.” Don’t you get tired of having to overhaul your vocabulary every time CultMarx Central issues a directive?

I wish I could tell you that Donald J. Trump has given the New York finger to these nuisances, but I’m sorry to report that in his most recent remarks he’s switched to saying “African Americans.” Let’s be thankful for small mercies, though: At least I have not so far spotted him saying “the African American community,” as if they all live in one town.

And if it’s so flagitious to refer to blacks as blacks, why is there a Black Lives Matter movement? And that is not, of course, even to mention Historically Black Colleges, the National Association of Black Everythings, the United Negro College Fund, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

All the cognitive energy we waste trying to keep track of this stuff must surely be contributing to Global Warming.

And also on the Black Lives Matter front: the Washington Times ran a story about a research study carried out in 2012 and 2013 by Washington State University:

An examination of shooting errors found that the officers were “slightly more than three times less likely to shoot unarmed Black suspects than unarmed White suspects,” the article said … What’s more, officers took “significantly longer” — 200 milliseconds on average — in deadly force scenarios to shoot armed black suspects than armed white suspects, controlling for variables such as “demeanor, language, dress, distance from participant, movement, location, sound and light levels.”

Police More Reluctant To Shoot Blacks Than Whites, Study Finds. By Valerie Richardson, May 2, 2016

That’s interesting, but in apparent contradiction to a different study, this one a joint effort by the University of Louisville and the University of South Carolina, reported in the April 7th Washington Post. (That other one was the Times, this one was the Post. Pay attention, please!)

In the study, researchers wrote that their analysis of the 990 fatal shootings in 2015 “suggests the police exhibit shooter bias by falsely perceiving blacks to be a greater threat than non-blacks to their safety.”

Study finds police fatally shoot unarmed black men at disproportionate rates, by Wesley Lowery, April 7, 2016

That word “falsely” strikes me as sly, but let it pass.

Note, please, that the Washington Times study — the one that found police morereluctant to shoot blacks than whites—while it used real police officers with real handguns, was carried out experimentally, under controlled conditions, with those handguns firing laser beams at volunteer test subjects. The Washington Poststudy, on the other hand, was based on actual police shootings, analyzed after the event.

My function here is like that of the Gods of the Copybook Headings, limping up to explain it once more.

Blacks and whites are different races, whose ancestors for thousands of generations took different paths through evolutionary space. Of course they exhibit different statistical profiles on all kinds of behavioral, cognitive, and personality traits, leading to different statistical outcomes in all kinds of social situations, including cop-perp confrontations.

There’s plenty of overlap between the statistical profiles of whites and blacks. Statistical differences are no excuse for cruelty or rudeness.

They do, though, make it essential for honest citizens to scoff at the frauds and snake-oil merchants who pretend that they can, by some social engineering scheme or other, eliminate statistical differences that can’t, i n the nature of things, be eliminated, and change things that can’t be changed.

They also make it perfectly right and proper to push back — or better yet just ignore — those who try to make us feel guilty about facts in the world that are the fault of nobody but Mother Nature.

I guess my Negro Fatigue is showing. Why do we have to keep fussing about this stuff? Can’t we all just get along?

Rather than enlarging further on that, though, I’m going to refer you to my old friend Fred Reed’s May 5th column, “The Case for Separation.”

You think I’m showing Negro Fatigue? Fred’s had a chronic case for years.

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  1. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    White traitor mudsharks who produce these mulatto bitches who hate the white race are the lowest scum of the earth.

    White women who use their wombs to produce enemies of the white race are garbage.

    Their wombs are the product of 10,000s of yrs of evolution in Europe, the genetic legacy of white men having children with white women.

    These jungle-fever whores betray their own men and have mulatto kids with blacks, the biggest enemy of human civilization.

    And US now allows these mulatto scum to serve in the military.

    DISGUSTING!!

  2. Daniel H says:

    At least the uniforms are cool looking, that is if they were worn by men.

    But isn’t grey a microaggression? You know, the Confederate army was outfitted in grey uniform.

  3. Realist says:

    West Point must have really lowered it’s standards.

  4. @Realist

    They have, and did, decades ago. And from I hear the only concrete benefit to attending WP over going through a bachelors in general studies from any other university and OCS is the higher chance at being a flag officer.

  5. anon • Disclaimer says:

    Anybody else remember that television show from the 1970’s, Lancelot Link? Where a bunch of chimpanzees dressed up in real human clothes and went about doing things regular people do? But only mimed the lines, which were over dubbed in human voices?

    • Replies: @Ganderson
  6. As much as I despise the hypocritical and disingenuous “Black Lives Matter” movement, I think that military cadets ought to have free speech, too. Our “freedom” is the thing they’re allegedly training to defend.

  7. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    Derbkins, London is now led by a Moo who is with the political ‘left’.

    It goes to show that both Joos and Moos are ‘strategic leftists’. It is to serve their own ‘rightisms’ in nations where they are the minority.

    Jews support Jewish Nationalism in Israel but push Liberalism in the West.

    Muslims defend their own culture in the Muslim world but push Leftism in the West.

    Suicidal Western Liberalism/Leftism serves the tribal interests of Joos and Moos.

    • Replies: @biz
    , @5371
  8. pyrrhus says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    In this era of low standards, I would settle for having these miscreants immediately cashiered from the military….

  9. biz says:
    @Priss Factor

    If you looked, you would find that – Jooz – have a wide range of opinions about nationalism, whether in Israel or Western countries, rather than being monolithic.

  10. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    “Your country aint your blood.”

    Maybe the Negroes have a point. Why fight in Wars for Israel? Why should they be dogs of globalists who destroy entire nations? If US foreign policy is controlled by Jews, it doesn’t support American interests but tribal interests. Jews in government, media, and academia don’t make brazen gestures like these West point negroes, but they are no less tribal and use US power to serve Jewish interests. They hide behind abstractions to push what is a Jewish Agenda.

    There is no American Interest that serves all Americans in a colorblind manner. There is only American Interest dominated by an ethnic group that happens to have the most power. Jewish Americans don’t believe in serving all Americans. They feel like Sonny. Their blood trumps country. They make the country serve their Jewish tribal blood.

    White militarymen should take cues from the Negroes at West Point. White militarymen should only care about white identity and interests.

  11. ViCB3 says:

    It occurred to me that you’d never see Russian military academy cadets – male or female – pulling this crap. Here, take a look and decide for yourself:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=russian+military+cadets&biw=1142&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirx4S_g8vMAhUG4iYKHYDaB40Q_AUIBygC

    Better groomed, better disciplined, and, hey, better looking. And they seem to realize that women are still women, i.e. no political correctness.

    That’s why I have to conclude that in a shooting war they’d come out ahead, and we’d lose.

    Just a thought.

    VicB3

    P.S. For some reason this is one of my favourites. Enjoy!:

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    • Replies: @Daniel H
  12. 5371 says:
    @Priss Factor

    As I was going to Saint-Cloud,
    I met a man with seven Joo.
    Every Joo had seven Moo,
    Every Moo had seven Gro,
    Every Gro had seven Mo.
    Mo, Gro, Moo and Joo,
    How many were going to Saint-Cloud?

    • Replies: @Priss Factor
    , @Oaklanders
  13. jtgw says: • Website

    This is sad to see. Steve Sailer used to point out how, since the military selected its personnel on merit alone, race relations were actually much better within the ranks than in the civilian world, where affirmative action held sway. But it looks like that old-fashioned camaraderie is being eroded.

    I agree that these cadets need discipline (unless they had received permission for the stunt, which would be worrying for other reasons). Since they are soldiers, by the way, free speech and other constitutional protections do not apply. From what I hear, soldiers are sworn to protect the Constitution, not to live by it.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  14. Rehmat says:

    WOW!! When a billionaire funds Black activists to fulfill his Zionist Jewish interests – he becomes an ‘Anarchist’. But when other Jewish billionaires poor billions of dollars into White-dominated Republican and Democrat parties or Evangelic groups – they become patriots.

    2014 book, ‘Islamophobia & Israel’, features investigative articles by two American Jewish writers, Donna Nevel and Elly Bulkin. The articles show in detail how the pro-Israel Jewish lobby groups fuel and fund hatred toward Muslims and Islam for the benefit of the Zionist entity.

    Both writers have been active against Western bigotry toward Islam and Muslims especially since September 11, 2001, which like the current Islamist ISIS terrorists, was work of US-Israel state terrorism. Both are conveners of a new project, the Jewish Voice for Peace Network Against Islamophobia….

    https://rehmat1.com/2014/12/13/islamophobia-for-israel/

  15. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website
    @5371

    No. Gro should be Boo, as in Jiga-Boo.

    Joos, Moos, and Boos.

  16. Seniors, who have trained to defend the Constitution, and best represent American ideals.
    How did they get so far, undetected.
    They should ALL be dismissed, immediately.
    If for no other reason than showing the poor judgement of posing for this pic.
    Lowered standards has only produced lowered results, in ALL races.

  17. Boris says:

    In a country that had not lost its collective mind on the subject of race fifty years ago, these malefactors would be shamed before their comrades, then sent to the brig for five years each, then dishonorably discharged.

    This makes sense from a guy who is pining for the 50s, when hard working white gentlemen could throw rocks at people of color peacefully marching.

    But did I say five years in the brig? Make it ten.

    lol

    I guess my Negro Fatigue is showing. Why do we have to keep fussing about this stuff?

    I wonder why. It’s never the fault of white nationalists, of course.

  18. I see I’m not the only one to be absolutely sick and tired of the constant whinging of these types.

  19. Oaklanders says: • Website
    @5371

    (Narrator = 1) + (Man = 1) + (7 Joo = 7) + (7 X 7Moo = 49) + (49 X 7 Gro =343) + (343 X 7 Mo = 2401) = 2802 going to Saint-Cloud

    Am I correct ?

  20. Negro shenanigans aside, women have no place in any military.

  21. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    No matter how modest and disadvantaged, a movement with firm & sound foundation has promise and future.

    No matter how ambitious and well-funded, a movement with weak & uneasy foundation has no future. Even the most elaborate mansion on it will fall apart and sink into the ground.

    This is why Communism fell. It wasn’t in line with human nature.

    This is why Neocon-ism is facing trouble. Its premise is dumb cucky goyim serving Zio-Supremacists while pretending that they are pursuing ‘abstract’ principles. How long could that charade last?

    But Alt Right seeks firm grounding with race, history, heritage, territory, unity, and identity. Those are firm grounds. As long as the ugly degeneracy and moral blindness of 14/88 trash elements are kept at bay, it has a future because the ground is solid.

    Neocon-ism had tremendous funding and it has erected a giant mansion. But, it’s foundation is so weak that it’s beginning to wobble and sink. It’s premised on the GLOB hoodwinking white goyim as dumb dog forever.

    Alt Right is now a humble movement and is only beginning to build a modest house but more can be built cuz its ideological foundations are so solid. Ideology is fused with identity. It is about whites knowing who they are and what their interests are.

    National Socialism actually began with firm grounding: Germany for Germans and nationalism and economic unity.
    But it failed because it invaded other nations. Imperialism makes foundations weak as brute force has to be used to quell entire peoples and keep them under repression.

    Alt Right has a chance if it plays it right. But knowing humanity… it will prolly end up a mess.

  22. Priss Factor [AKA "Dominique Francon Society"] says: • Website

    Funny. Those who warn against scare-mongering are the biggest scare-mongers.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brexit-could-trigger-world-war-7928607

  23. anon • Disclaimer says:

    They do this because they know nobody will call them out for it for fear of being called “racist”. At bottom their actions are cowardly, which is very typical of so much of black behaviour.

  24. Truth says:

    Where there should be comradeship… these troublemakers have introduced rancor, division, and victimological whining.

    LOL, you’d be the one to recognize it.

  25. Immigrant from former USSR [AKA "Florida Resident"] says:
    @Oaklanders

    Answer to this traditional joke is “one”. The supposed resolution is that the narrator
    met
    all those personages, and that verb was used to mean that all of them, except the narrator, were going not to Saint-Cloud, but in opposite direction. I was taught that joke in second grade.

    • Replies: @Oaklanders
  26. Svigor says:

    This is Weimerica. Weimar Republic on multicultural, open-borders steroids.

    If you looked, you would find that – Jooz – have a wide range of opinions about nationalism, whether in Israel or Western countries, rather than being monolithic.

    Organized Jewry (the expressed will of the Jewish people) is pretty much monolithic in its behavior.

    Don’t really care about opinions.

  27. “Of course they exhibit different statistical profiles on all kinds of behavioral, cognitive, and personality traits, leading to different statistical outcomes in all kinds of social situations, including cop-perp confrontations.”
    it is absurd that the same behavioral pattern which makes it more likely that policemen perceive males with westafrican ancestry as a threat (for example because the beat someone up, aggressively move towards the policemen or something like that) make westafrican males mor attractive for western females than other males. It is the same perception of strength, aggression, violence.
    I know at least half a dozen males with westafrican ancestry who have gained the right to live in my home country Germany because german women were eager to marry them. I would guess that right now hundred of thousands if not millions of people of westafrican ancestry live in Europe because of this mechanism, males in the direct way, females as family members of males who got in first that way. Thus it is not some obscure phenomena in the partner market, but it is a motor of mass migration on a scale to maybe change the path of human history.
    So it is absolutely ridiculous that such obviously a) existing and b) very relevant get denied. Not only do they get denied, the denial is the center of the official self-image of western (and sadly increasingly also non-western) societies.
    This reminds me of people who buy themselves Pit Bulls as family dogs, and than get angry at anybody who dares to be even slightly afraid of their dogs, or even criticize them. They pretend that they do not see that Pit Bulls have those objectively huge jaws, low centers of gravity, bulky muscles etc. And yet out of hundreds of thousands of breeds they chose exactly this breed.

  28. Oaklanders says: • Website
    @Immigrant from former USSR

    I should have known it was a trick question. The joke is on me today.

  29. @Fidelios Automata

    Off-base and out of uniform, as citizens, perhaps. Not on-base and in-uniform.

    The only identity they should have while in uniform is that of cadet preparing for a commission in the US Army.

  30. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Fidelios Automata

    The army is by definition, military. The military is not a social organization, nor a means of social, racial, ethnic, crybaby, part time, mama’s boy, or any other outlet. American (all inclusive) soldiers, who all, everyone, took a vow. Nuff said.

  31. As much as I sympathize with the complaint about the changing nomenclature of black Americans, whether Negro, Colored, Afro-American, Black, African American, or People of Color, or now back to Black and African American, it’s worth keeping in mind at least three points:

    1. We normally allow other groups some latitude in what they care to be called, and Black Americans were perhaps entitled to disdain the names they were given under Jim Crow, names not intrinsically insulting to the untrained ear but which had not been adopted by themselves or applied in the spirit of civic fellow-feeling. That would be Negro and Colored. And they were reasonably entitled to feel their way for a bit toward one that suited them- hence the 70s experiment with Afro-American and the 80s try-hard politically correct “People of Colour”. “Black” and “African American” have been pretty solidly in place as acceptable options for a good 30 years now in most settings.

    2. It hasn’t exactly been a roller coaster ride or any other metaphor indicating speed or difficulty of keeping up. Most of it is old hat, and both “Black” and African American have been standard for 30 years, or more. It isn’t hard to keep up with linguistic change that slow if one is reading the news at all. There is PC stuff out there changing much faster and more arbitrarily and frequently than the acceptable name for black people. It’s like when my 76 year old mother refers to ‘colored people’. That’s fine in private, and she has all sorts of weird verbal tics [the words ‘activist’ and ‘entrepreneur’ alike are said with a sneer, and she invariably says ‘female’ when ‘woman’ would be the normal word. I keep meaning to try to get some understanding on this.] But still, the term ‘colored people’ was out of favor before she was much older than 30, if that. I can’t help but wonder how early she just dropped altogether out of touch, and how that was possible even in the 1970s.

    3. My impression of the latest foofaraw was not that it is the designator “Black” that is the problem. Still OK, still one of the two main options. It’s succinct, makes a nice pair with “White”, and has nearly 50 years standing now. It’s the specific collective noun “the blacks”. I can’t think of any people that much cares to be lumped quite that way, EVEN when they assume a collective identity under some other name. Do the Italians or Irish like to hear that some candidate “has a good relationship with ‘the Irish’ or ‘the Italians’?” Or do they not bridle a bit at that residue of old time immigrant-ghetto ward heeling?

    Or how many white Americans, even white identitarians, would care to hear some seeker after votes claim to have a good relationship with ‘the whites’?

    The patronizing tone embedded in every one of those examples should be immediately obviously to any listener whose native language is English.

    • Replies: @5371
    , @TWS
  32. Immigrant from former USSR [AKA "Florida Resident"] says:
    @Oaklanders

    I hope you will like the other mathematical joke.

    For many years the teacher gave this problem at the test to the students.

    Given right-angle triangle with hypotenuse 10 units long, and
    the height drawn to that hypotenuse from the right angle 6 units long.
    What is the area of that triangle ?

    For many years the students made their teacher happy by writing:
    Area = (1/2)*height*base = (1/2)*6*10 = 30.
    One particular year a smart student came, who could not solve that problem.

    Quiz: what was the matter with this student ?

    • Replies: @Threecranes
    , @The Alarmist
  33. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website

    Favorite quote from Crimson Tide (especially as delivered by Gene Hackman):”Gentlemen, we are here to defend democracy, not to practice it.” (c) For future officers in any civilized country to do anything of this nature is an absolute disgrace.

  34. Gordo says:

    Or how many white Americans, even white identitarians, would care to hear some seeker after votes claim to have a good relationship with ‘the whites’?

    Would make a change !!!

  35. @Immigrant from former USSR

    He could not understand how one can have a right angle that is six units long.

  36. Daniel H says:
    @ViCB3

    The Russian military uniform is (and has been for this century) an awkward and ill-fitting specimen. But they won the big war with it, and that is what matters in the end.

    Derb made a point in a blog post long ago that the Wehrmacht had the coolest uniforms in WW2, and I agree. The typical landser, slogging his way in retreat across the great expanse of Russia and Ukraine, in his threadbare, but well tailored and suited field garb, without change of uniform or even a bath for months, looked more soldierly and dignified than any of the allied soldierly. That’s small praise considering the violence and death they were responsible for, but we ought to give credit where its due, besides, they lost the war anyway, and that is what matters.

  37. Immigrant from former USSR [AKA "Florida Resident"] says:
    @The Alarmist

    That student did not give different answer. He could not give any answer.
    Resolution of the quiz:
    You draw hypotenuse of length 10 and you put a leg of a compass at the mid-point,
    i.e. at a distance 5 units from each end. Then you draw a circle of radius 5 with the center at that mid-point. Ends of hypotenuse lie at the opposite points of that circle.
    There is a well-known theorem of elementary planar geometry:
    all possible vertices of right-angle triangles possessing the said 10-hypotenuse
    are located at that circle (locus of possible vertices with right angle is the circle just described.)
    Therefore maximum possible length of height going to 10-hypotenuse is 5.

    It means that the right-angle triangle with hypotenuse of length 10
    and height towards that hypotenuse of length 6 does not exist.
    Smart student recognized that and refused to discuss the area of non-existent object.

  38. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    What percent of these specimens are dykes? Probably all of them. The military has become a welfare program for the most part and it is indeed a frightening thought that these people would actually be in charge of anyone. Don’t join the military; being anti-military is no longer a lefty position but now comes from the right.

    • Replies: @Truth
  39. Hibernian says:
    @jtgw

    To defend democracy, not to practice it.

  40. Truth says:
    @anonymous

    What percent of these specimens are dykes?

    You’ve been studying “Game” for a few years now, Bro; maybe you should take a weekend trip to upstate New York, and put ’em to the test?

  41. 5371 says:
    @random observer

    Neither the United Negro College Fund, nor the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was named by whites. Complaints are ridiculous.

    [the words ‘activist’ and ‘entrepreneur’ alike are said with a sneer, and she invariably says ‘female’ when ‘woman’ would be the normal word]

    I think I would like your mother a lot.

    • Replies: @random observer
  42. Ganderson says:
    @anon

    Lance Link’s boss was Ed Simian

  43. TWS says:
    @random observer

    Heck, I would be happy to hear any politician say they have a good relationship with ‘the whites’. I don’t care if it King Shabazz or whatever the NBP guy calls himself.

    Just acknowledging whites exist at all in a non-negative way would be a first.

  44. TB2 says:

    Funny how we all have different opinions about things. I think the real disgrace isn’t these lovely, patriotic ladies of BRA, it’s all those ignorant white men who continue to volunteer to fight for BRA, to fight for a political entity that tells them all day every day that its highest moral aspiration is to wipe their people off the face of the earth, and are well along the way to accomplishing just that. These lovely, patriotic ladies are standing up for their people. Who’re the real fools and criminals?

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  47. @5371

    I suppose even ‘the blacks’ have demonstrated a sense of tradition. Those names aren’t likely to ever be changed. But neither Negro or Colored is likely to be used again.

    My original comment was mainly to point out that many of the complaints about the alleged speed and frequency of these nomenclature changes are bogus- most of the change was nearly two generations ago and one has to be pretty out of touch to be taken by surprise by them at this late date.

    That’s also the main reason I used my mother as an example- “Colored” was already universally disapproved when she was younger than I am now, which is why I have a hard time grasping why it’s the term she automatically uses. From a linguistics point of view, it may be that these things are set in stone in one’s adolescence and it is impossible to lose them without conscious effort every time, which would admittedly be tiring and easy to forget in older age. She was raised in Scotland though- where they had few if any black people in her youth. Interesting if the terminology mirrored that used in the US of the same era.

    I can certainly see why she might disdain “entrepreneurs”- the working class of Scotland assumed money came from aristocrats and already-rich Englishmen, and anyone seeking to create new money must be getting above their station in life. “Activists”, similarly, are people making noise instead of just knuckling under like they should.

    The downside is that one tends to become a bit of a passivist, afraid and even actively opposed to making noise even in one’s own cause. That’s annoying to anyone who has to listen to the complaints that ensue. I’ve had 30 years of complaints about pesky relatives who I, in her place, would long ago have cut off and used colorful language in the cutting. People I haven’t personally seen or talked to in all that time, so it can be done.

    The ‘female’ thing I don’t get. My grammar software goes off every time she says that.

    Folks are weird, I suppose, is what it comes down to.

  48. Gene Su says:

    Just wondering: What do you think they would do to some white trash cadets waving a Confederate flag?

    Al right, Derb. What would you like to do about this? Ban blacks from the military? That will put an end to that other factually challenged complaint that blacks are disproportionately killed in combat during wars.

    • Replies: @Technomad
  49. The comment as follows: It occurred to me that you’d never see Russian military academy cadets – male or female – pulling this crap. Here, take a look and decide for yourself:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=russian+military+cadets&biw=1142&bih=667&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved

    This is really absurd to the max since the US military is the biggest and baddest in the Universe, to date so I find the comment amusing. Looking good in a great uniform is no substitute for military superiority though the world domination theme is ruing USA, destroying the US middle class, and throwing money at projects just to benefit the corporations of the US Congress and their puppet masters! Dig that crap and people are proud of Russians looking good in the kicks!

    Y’all some crazy miscreants as my southern brothers would say!

    Isn’t the proper response, in the words of my favourite comedian Chris Rock ” can ya kick some ass or what” THAT is the question for any military!

  50. Technomad says:
    @Gene Su

    Personally, I just wouldn’t recruit blacks. “Is problem with P.U., comrade.”

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