Saturday, December 6, 2014

As If The Obama Songs Weren't Bad Enough: A Frightening Hillary Clinton Song


Freighteningly sad, but there are folks out there who actually believe this crap

The Annotated Lyrics of That Incredible Hillary 2016 Song

Super-PAC ad or Ford truck commercial? You decide.

December 4, 2014 A super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, called Stand With Hillary, has created a song that is sure to surpass Taylor Swift on the Billboard Top 100.
Just watch:
The song, which went online in November, was written by Miguel Orozco, a media producer who was also behind this much catchier Reggaeton tune about Barack Obama in 2008. (The chorus of that one: "¿Cómo se dice? ¿Cómo se llama? Obama, Obama!")
We at National Journal take such super-PAC media campaigns very seriously. And thus, we decided to provide you, dear reader, with a fully annotated version of the "Stand With Hillary" lyrics.

(YouTube / Stand With Hillary)
Lookin' back in time, learnin' hindsight's always right
We came together in a way [also sounds like he's saying "in no way"]
A defining moment we all can celebrate [with hamburgers and French fries!]
And now it's 2016 [not really, no] and this time I'm a thinkin'
Guys put your boots on, and let's smash this ceiling! [smashes what appears to be a car window with '2016' spray painted on it]
(YouTube / Stand With Hillary)
I've been thinkin' about one great lady like the women in my life ["Women" ≠ "one great lady"]
She's a mother, a daughter, and through it all, she's a lovin' wife [Are these really the first credentials you want to cite for supporting someone running for president?]
Oh, there is something about her, this great lady, caring, hard-working, once a First Lady[expertly rhymes "lady" with "lady"]
She fights for country and my family, now it's time for us to stand up
*BOOM BOOM CLAP* [very "We Will Rock You"!]
With Hillary
Stand up
With Hillary

(YouTube / Stand With Hillary)
Don't matter if you're livin' across this great land in a red or blue state
'Cuz our American Dream is at stake
And there's some Hard Choices that need to be made [Your royalty check from Simon & Schuster is in the mail.]
We're needing a leader who is tough and ready [Unnecessary use of the present continuous tense]
Who's got vision
For me it's Hillary
And that's my final decision!


#Crimingwhilewhite - Confessions of White Guilt


The displays of white guilt have really entered the realm of the absurd. In the latest display of white guilt = racial solidarity comes #Crimingwhilewhite.
#Crimingwhilewhite is another social-justice-through-social-media campaign in which self-loathing white people tweet about crimes they got away with to “prove” the racial double standard that exists within the criminal justice system. It began after the decision not to indict the officer who many feel is responsible for the death of Eric Garner.

Started by Jason Ross, a writer for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to ridicule white privilege (another amorphous term that’s meant to condemn whites for their relative lack of racial suffering in the bizarro world of racial justice and solidarity), the Twitter-based hashtag campaign exploded into a life of its own.

Guilty whites eagerly and excitedly began tweeting out their histories of criminality and the lack of condemnation and punishment by cops to demonstrate how white privilege shields them from the harsh realities that blacks face “in the system.”

Many saw the tweets as insightful. I see them as ridiculous.
Thousands of tweeters are up in arms against racial profiling and police brutality in America, issues that have been hard to ignore amid recent protests over the police killings of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Akai Gurley and others. #BlackLivesMatter and #HandsUpDontShoot have played a large role in addressing these issues on social media, but there’s a new hashtag in town: 

Instead of highlighting incidents of prejudice against people of color, #CrimingWhileWhite quickly zeroed in on white privilege, straight from the mouths of those who know it best.
The hashtag shines a bright light on an ugly truth…”

Here are a few of the tweets of crimes facilitated by white privilege-
And of course, Tim Wise-

This qualifies as activism? Laugh out loud. Please.

If you need a good laugh or are in need of racial pardon, go to Twitter and see- or become- one of the self-hating whites confessing his or her sins via social media in search of racial absolution- and attention for false displays of humility.

In reality, this “campaign” borne to foster “justice” and “solidarity,” should invite nothing but ridicule.


Ivy League professor: whites 'ready to commit race suicide'


  • Prof. Russell Rickford says capitalism and white supremacy are responsible for the police brutality toward brown, black, and poor people.
  • The professor claims 'dead black bodies in the street is a sacrifice America makes to the gods of white supremacy.'

  • An assistant professor at Cornell University (CU) told white students they must commit race suicide and reject the inherent privilege of their skin color to move past the events in Ferguson.
    Russell Rickford, an assistant professor specializing in black radical tradition and black political culture after WWII, discussed the events surrounding Ferguson, Mo. to a packed auditorium of students on Wednesday. Casey Breznick and the staff of Cornell’s conservative student paper, The Cornell Review, videotaped the event, titled “Ferguson: The Next Steps”
    "They’re ready to perform treason to whiteness, as an expression of their loyalty to humanity."   
    “There’s still a slender minority of white folks, a very slender, but a slender minority of white folks, that are ready to commit race suicide,” says Rickford, nearing the end of his speech. “Which is to say, they are ready to reject corrupt skin privileges. They’re ready to perform treason to whiteness, as an expression of their loyalty to humanity.”
    Up to that point, Rickford had primarily spoken on the country’s treatment of minorities and the poor, and how police were “mercenaries for the corporations and the rich.”
    “We attempt to negotiate with a system that has demonstrated time and time again its utter disdain for the sanctity of black lives,” Rickford declares at 8:32. “Not only its disdain, but its deep commitment to the slaughtering of black and brown people.
    “Let’s be very clear about what is going on. One every 28 hours, dead black bodies in the street is a sacrifice America makes to the gods of white supremacy. Yet, the petite bourgeoisie, including black and brown folks stands [sic] on the sidelines mumbling, asking white supremacy to please crack fewer hits.”
    Rickford believes that America’s disciplinary tactics for those who practice their “human right to revolt against fascism,” as he claims relevant in the Ferguson case, is repressive to the poor and those with black or brown skin.
    “The propertied classes leverage state violence to discipline, repress, and contain them. America fears and despises all poor people,” Rickford says at the 10:07 mark in the video. “But it reserves a special hatred, a distinctive form of violence for poor black and brown people. Poor black and brown people are the primary victims of American capitalism but they are not just victims. Many of the people who have taken to the streets in Ferguson for example, are exercising their human right to revolt against fascism.”
    Rickford also argued that “white supremacy as a system is inextricable from the system of capitalism, imperialism, militarism, and the systems of the carceral-state mass imprisonments,” and rallied students to stand up to America’s corrupt authoritarian regime.
    “The statement ‘fuck the police’ is one of the most astute, honest and meaningful responses to the events in Ferguson,” the professor says at 12:11. “Fuck authoritarianism and white supremacy. This is uncompromising politics, the politics of resistance.”
    The professor continued to refer to the police as terrorists.
    “We’re charging genocide. We’re charging genocide,” Rickford says a few minutes later. “This is a question of human rights….when you cannot walk down the street as a black person without the threat of being attacked by terrorists, that’s a violation of your humanity, that’s a violation of human rights. You’re being treated as subhuman. And you know that Darren Wilson said of Mike Brown, ‘it looked like a demon.’”
    Campus Reform spoke to Breznick, the editor-in-chief of the Cornell Review, regarding the event.
    “I disagree with everything he says, but I'm trying now to understand what he is saying. The thing you have to know about Rickford and his ilk is that they are operating within a totally different paradigm of thought,” Breznick wrote in an email response to Campus Reform. “They view the world in terms of race and class.
    “There is no individual. Notions like self-improvement, self-reliance, and individual rights are nonexistent to them. It's truly frightening, how they've co-opted the liberties and rights this country affords them to turn against that very country and those liberties and rights.”
    Professor Rickford has a history of being controversial. In January, he claimed that Martin Luther King Day was a far-right imperialist holiday and led students at a “ Stop Police Brutality” protest this past September.
    Rickford did not respond to Campus Reform’s request for comment.