Talking sense about the myth of racist cops and police brutality

Warning: offensive language ahead. 

Oh, sure, just like some racist white guy, I'm going to present to you an angry, fed-up black American who has had enough of the false narrative of a nation of racist, brutal police officers. 

Candace Owens speaks truth to power in a courageous assault against the group think that has condemned all cops--yes, all cops-- to an inner circle of hell. 

Yet, she's called an "African American provocateur," ignoring, of course, that there's no greater provocateur than Al Sharpton who, himself, rode a wave of racial hatred by shilling the false rape allegations of Tawana Brawley. Owens is accused of "demeaning her own race the way most white people never would have the guts to do."

Owens--to use the terminology of Black Lives Matter--is sick and tired of watching thugs, criminals and looters create an image that does no credit to law-abiding black people. Videos of blacks fighting with the police, resisting arrest and crowding into looted stores feeds the racist notion that, well, they're black people and that's how black people are. She's had enough of  blacks who are providing ammunition to white racists to help them paint an entire race as ugly, stupid and violent.

By pointing this out, black activists call her a "coon." She says, "You got Candolezza Rice, she's a coon, right? Larry Elder, he's a coon. You've got Dr. Ben Carson brain surgeon...he's a coon right. What a loser he is."

That's the price for standing up for what's right and true, in the face of a very powerful movement that is intimating large corporations and requiring subservience. Would that others be so brave.

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  • Dennis, Candace Owens is not someone to be admired in any way at all. I suggest you do a little more research on her political and social views, most of which are utter nonsense. And Larry Elder is no bargain either. What do they have in common? They're both unconscionable Trump toadies

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Define "utter nonsense."

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Definition of "utter nonsense" is complete or absolute
    applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Specifically? Jerry, I expected better from you. Try harder.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Humbug!

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    I know Candace Owens, and labeling her doesn't persuade me to no longer believe what I know..

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    But, Dennis, do you agree with her, er...,uninformed opinions, of which there are some real egregious ones. such as climate -change denial and that the Republicans did not have a Southern strategy in the second half of the 2oth century to appeal to the segregationists in the South, an opinion one prominent historian has called "utter nonsense". See my reply to RD above.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Please find another word than "denier." I find "questioner" (or even skeptic) to be more accurate. "Denier" is more appropriate for someone who denies sacred teachings and other things outside the realm of science. Those who have legitimate scientific disagreement with science hypotheses and conclusions are something else. I know you will say that there is no legitimate scientific disagreement over global warming but there is. Sure, sure, it only comes allegedly from special interest funding, but the important thing is to examine the substance of the science.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    May I remind you that 97% of the scientists who study the climate and the oceans recognize the reality of climate change. Why do you still question or have doubts about the substance of their scientific conclusions?

  • BTW, racist cops and police brutality is no myth, whatever Owens and her ilk say.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    "Her ilk?" You mean, an opinionated black woman who does not agree with you?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Whether she agrees with me is no big deal. But she is at odds with over 95% of Black Americans too.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    So it's okay to denigrate a person if they do not follow the conventional group-think? It sounds soviet to me. Where is the old liberal tolerance? Or are you just emphasizing with the black population, appropriating their thinking? Just curious.

    Are you sure you know what 95% of black Americans think, this from your white privileged advantage and life?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Check the polls, my misguided friend.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    "their ilk" used to be a favorite expression of McCarthy and the John Birch Society. Is that who you are now?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    This comment is not only insulting, it is stupid! Dennis, you are capable of better rebuttals than this.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Candance Owens, are you now --or have you ever--had thoughts as a black woman that differs from the prescribed dogma espoused by the Left and the Democrat Party, thoughts that you are required to think and declare -- or else "you ain't black", as another Joe insists?

    And Joe McCarthy was asked if he had no shame.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    "Candance"?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Small man with a petty criticism. That all you have?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    Come now, Dennis, you've just committed the logical fallacy of guilt by {verbal} association. Let me point out that McCarthy and the Birchers were Republicans. You are a Republican. Does that make you one of them?

    Moreover, McCarthy was a devout Catholic who attended mass every Sunday. He must have said 'Amen' a million times. Should that make the word 'Amen' radioactiove?

    Eisenhower once said that he would not get in the gutter with Joseph McCarthy. On Trump Ike would have doubled down on that. And I would agree. When you praise Owens you're getting in the same gutter.

    BTW, I'm a Progressive and proud of it. That's where America is going. Don;t be left behind, Dennis.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Words mean things and have consequences, and if there is one thing we have learned from progressives is that there is no forgiveness of verbal slights, no matter how and when they are made, so your insulting of a black woman with that term, "her ilk" is innately racist. You need to examine yourself from the white privileged background and confess that you misspoke due to your whiteness. Then you will be canceled, as is the wont of so many progressives who have wandered into the fascist mentality to get America where they want it to go.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Don't be silly.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Good reply.

  • I can't let the highjacking of a fine Scottish term go by. "Of that ilk" is a way to avoid repeating a place or estate name -- Lord MacDonald of Glencoe wouldn't use it, but Lord MacDonald of MacDonald could be mentioned properly as Lord MacDonald of that ilk.

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