Sunday, January 10, 2021

Kansas City Blogger Considers Perception

This post is a thinker from one of our favorite local writers and book reviewers. It's a comprehensive essay on the nature of reality and some of the best writing we've seen on the local Internets.

Check the think piece that attempts to synthesize the big picture . . .

Status Deprivation, Violence, and the Epiphany Insurrection

The BLM protests were in response to perceived police violence. I don't know of ANYONE who condoned the violence and the self-serving looting that followed (and it should be noted much of that violence was carried out by Proud Boys and their followers, like Kyle Rittenhouse).


Anonymous said...

He doesn't know of ANYONE who condoned the violence? How about that phony BILL TAMMEUS? He argued that the violence was justified as a reaction to slavery...which had of course been abolished by the death of hundreds of thousands of whites. The Kansas City Atheist Coalition also excused it. There are plenty of other examples from leftist sites on the internet. The article writer is either a liar or just stupid inmho.

Gus said...

Navel Gazing and Horse Manure glazed with cancel culture.

Anonymous said...

Gus is jealous. Gus is a bum.

Extra Crispy Colonel said...

Jew Bullshit from a local race-hustler.

Anonymous said...

I want to start by saying by saying I am not defending rcist.
I would, however, like to see everyone stop calling a commonly-seen symbol
"The Confederate Flag".

The battle Flag Of The Army Of Northern Virginia, upon which the modern item is loosely based, had roughly the same basic design, but was SQUARE, not the 3x5 rectangle we see now. It may sound petty to quibble over this, but the Battle Flag was carried with some honor by people who lived in the South, and who rightly or wrongly, fought to try to defend what they perceived as a prod heritage. It might even be viewed today as a symbol of pride by those people of Southern Background, although the true "Stars and Bars" Flag of the Confederacy seems to be a better choice.

What we see now, though, is a MOVIE PROP! It is the invention of D. W. Griffin, a staunch Republican and a fervid Racist, who used the dimensions of the US Flag and the design of the Battle Flag to create something to be used in his 1915 film "The Birth Of A Nation"!

It is in no way any sort of "Confederate Flag" - a much better name for that absurd Mive Prop would be "THE RACIST RAG" and any claims that it in any way represents anything deserving of pride is a damnable LIE!

Ursula Haverbeck said...

Racism = Any reality-based assessment of non-White behavior.

Anonymous said...

If people think we aren't going to defend ourselves from the violent and racist BLM think again. BTW did anyone know that Cleaver's family are black panther's? Gee Whiz I sure do wonder how Ryan Derk's family home burnt down.

Rules for me but not for thee? Ummmm I don't think so lefty's. You people threw the first punch.

Anonymous said...

I quit reading when he said Proud Boys did much of the violence. Is there any evidence of that at all?

Rittenhouse was clearly a case of self defense. The 3 scumbags he shot got what was coming to them.

Anonymous said...

The election of Obama twice is the greatest evidence that America is not nearly as racist as Demoncraps want everyone to think. The Demoncrap playbook is to divide everyone into their own groups and then pander to them with false hopes. The real intention is to keep them dependent on government handouts so they remain loyal.

KC said...

Hey Larry, at least Trump will be in the history books unlike your little snot-nose rag.

Anonymous said...

^^^^And yet so are Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo. Weird. Trump's in good company, Charlie!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Roth,

2 messages for you:

1) Your site is not secure

2) When you open with "This is the term paper I wrote for my fall class in African American Literature I", it distresses the reader. Why?

Firstly, it implies that there's a Part II and beyond coursework available. Secondly, and perhaps more important, that you're being indoctrinated into identity politics. We're worried about you, Mr. Roth. At this point, maybe I should seek your consent to address you as "Mister" Roth. With the "self-identity" movement, one never knows anymore the preferred titles/pronouns of a writer. No offense intended.

In closing, I want you to think about why you signed up for a class titled African American Literature I. It seems to me that a literature course should cover the works of those active during the period being studied, regardless of their race. You may wish to address this issue with your instructors. Best of luck.

Larry Roth said...

Hey 2:30, thanks for your interest in my blog. I graduated with a degree in history in 1970. UMKC has a great program for senior citizens that allows us to audit classes for $25 per semester. I have been taking advantage of that program for a few years. As you can imagine, fifty years ago (and in Oklahoma to boot), a different version of history was taught, and there were no classes in African American anything.

I've had a lifelong interest in history, and I've done a lot of reading on the various approaches one can take to history. (Actually, "histories" would be more appropriate, since there is really no one "history.") One of my goals in taking these classes is to keep up with current thinking. Another is to interact with today's students. Of course, that has not been possible since the school went to almost entirely on-line courses, but we all must adapt to what's available these days, right?

As far as African American Literature I goes, as I wrote, this class covers literature from pre-revolutionary times to roughly 1912. There is an African African Literature II class that covers the Harlem Renaissance on. I'd planned to take that class this upcoming semester, but I decided on another class instead. I hope to enroll in African American Literature II this time next year if it's offered. If this distresses you, I apologize for any part I played in your distress.

There are American Literature classes which probably include some African American writers. When I was in school, they didn't.

As for being my being indoctrinated, I'm not. There is a difference between being indoctrinated and keeping an open mind. I know where to draw the line.

I hope this answers your questions.

Oliver Platt Naked And Fused To A Leather Recliner said...

Jewish Negro-worship is nothing new. Until 1975, every president of the NAACP was a Jew. But then, most anti-White narratives are Jewish constructs. If it's anti-White or anti-Christian, you'll usually find a Jewish author. No wonder Jews have been banished from 109 different countries.

Anonymous said...

Besides being historically inaccurate, your assertion would be relevant to this thread... how?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Roth at 5:01 reply

I'm glad I checked back, as that's an excellent reply and clarifies my concerns about your educational endeavors. I had imagined you as a young naive student being imprinted with the liberal academia theology of identity politics. Good to know you're a wise elder, exercising your options for lifelong learning. I salute your pursuit of knowledge, sir.

Perhaps you reviewed "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl"? A powerful narrative of overcoming circumstances forced upon you and against your will.

Carry on Mr. Roth, and share your life experience with the younger generation who are willing to learn from one who has tread the path forward and back.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. – Aristotle