Category Archives: Derrick “TMOT” Grayson
I though this was it for Volume Two, but the hits just keep on coming.
Last posting, it was all about Cultural Senstitivity Week. It began a news cycle centered around virtually every little niche of society airing their grievances with everybody else. Well, the beat goes on. White Hispanic George Zimmerman’s trial for killing Black teen Trayvon Martin is still drawing huge attention for some reason. The immigration reform battles in Washington are now full scale. In addition, the celebrity and scholastic realms have had some culturally insenstitive riptides, too.
The biggest meltdown is easily the trials and tribulations of Southern-fried Obamaite Paula Deen. Another white female recently sued her for racial discrimination. Soon, the press began to unveil years of Deen using culturally insenstitive language, the most recent occurrence being two years ago (the target of that particular “RACISM!” never sued, but now he probably will). Her teary, mascara-smeared apologies have brought her under the tutelage of identity politician par excellence, Reverend Jesse Jackson. Between the massive endorsement boycotts and departure from the Food Network, and Jesse’s toxic touch, Ms. Deen is now the entree.
Volatile actor Alec Baldwin recently called an antagonist male reporter a “queen”, which is “HOMOPHOBIA!” Conservative groups, among whom several are also gay, are demanding Baldwin be fired as a spokesman for credit card company Capital One. Their main beef is not the homophobic remarks themselves, but rather the blatant double standard of leftists, who crucify conservatives for anti-gay language. Little do they realize that an apology, a little spare change, and a collective hatred of conservatism heals all LGBTetc. activist wounds inflicted by their fellow leftists. And nobody’s forgot how much cash they just raised and spent unsuccessfully fighting same-sex marriage while snubbing gay conservative groups. Such people are often their staunchest supporters, despite the vile flack they get from other gay people.
The Democratic Party is built on its multitude of victim groups. Afrocentric Blacks were the preeminent victims from the New Deal until 2008, when the Black community helped pass California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriages. Since then, the LGBTetc. crowd has taken their victim status. On his and Tavis Smiley’s radio broadcast, Afrocentric professor Dr. Cornel West lamented the status loss. Despite LGBTetc. thought police GLAAD’s best attempts to defuse the situation, Dr. West is actually repeating a refrain commonly heard in Afrocentric circles; he was just wise enough to temper his words to avoid GLAAD’s wrath.
Multitudes of subcultures only gather to fight a common enemy or exalt a common social deity, then revert right back to tribalism. Fundamentalists routinely dominate the conservative GayPatriot come time to rail against Democrats, and stick around to condemn same-sex marriage (If homosexuality is so wrong, you’d think they’d avoid a site called GayPatriot.) Blatant racists comfortably appear at gatherings for Black conservatives like those for Project 21. And because they’re seeking favor with even the lowest common denominator in a political party, they (as well as the Democrat subcultures) have to sit back and take all kinds of sh*t. The highest price of multiculturalism/identity politics of this type will always be your own dignity.
Contrary to popular belief, most people are not like the MSNBC, Centric, or conservative talk show crowds, who are ultimately whores guided by political or cultural tribalism. Ask the Republican Party. Many White males, their most loyal voting bloc, refused to vote Republican on the 2012 Election Day rather than be associated with fools like GayPatriot’s token religionist, JMan1961. Ask the Afrocentric crowd, who have seen fellow Black people like Tommy Sotomayor and James David Manning become popular by ridiculing Afrocentrism’s guttural culture. Ask the LGBTetc. activist crowd how a guy like Kevin Dujan can openly take on the dubious antics of the “Great Society for Tolerance”. And ask the Democratic Party if their inculcation is universal. According to current multicultural doctrine, the Black Derrick “TMOT” Grayson and lesbian Lori Heine are default Democrats and “atheists”. Instead, both are Christian Libertarians who tend to call out any problem on both far sides of the social spectrum.
In the 2012 Presidential election, 140M people voted. The total United States is 310M. In other words, not even half of the American population allows the political and cultural happenings to dictate their lives. If you’ve already got your mind made up to live a certain way, politics, especially identity politics, have virtually no effect on you. Blind adherence to a “great cause” has led to the rise of many dictators. With such behavior taking place in America, it’s those who don’t unilaterally adhere to a political or social agenda that are the only wall between true freedom and Balkanization… or worse, apartheid.
Alright, that’s about enough of the whole senstitivity issue. Seeing as though I’m a Black, gay, moderate, Libertarian Deist, I don’t have all damned year to sort out my official niche. And that’s fine, since I tend to reason things out better as simply Douglas Wayne Tipton, anyhow. Next posting will ABSOLUTELY be the Volume Two finale. It’ll involve several guys called… Vince. But in closing, I’d like to bring back a 2012 op-ed found in, ironically, the New York Times, from one of the most universally insenstitive people of all time….
There has to be a specific reason for “minorities” to leave their birthright, the Democratic Party. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT, repeat, NOT, because of “self-loathing”. Let me tell you what self-loathing looks like. It’s raising babies in poverty just long enough to send them to jail and/or the grave. It’s “Hoodie Marches” when a White Hispanic kills a Black teenager, but thinking it normal when Blacks kill Blacks. It’s screaming “Racism!” while living in a White neighborhood. It’s letting somebody spread AIDS in your community and not stigmatizing them. And any minority who excuses or profits from these things is definitely self-loathing. These are the reasons minorities leave the Democratic Party. It’s better to trust those who promise nothing than those who let you do yourself in. It’s predatory, it’s blatant, and nothing good has ever come out of it.
The Republican and Libertarian Parties have never encouraged such bloodletting. But the Republicans in particular are taking on some other Democrat characteristics. It’s not like people have a high standard for Democrats. But the Republicans are held to a higher standard, mostly because for years they’ve been able to meet it. Democratic traits are now commonplace in conservative areas. This has alienated loyal voters, who became conservative to escape these behaviors.
Brand Loyalty: John Sidney McCain is/was a longtime Arizona Senator whose often contradictory stances on issues kept him in politics, but nowhere near the White House. The established GOP members liked him. Voters, his opponents in the Republican primaries, and conservative radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, did not. When he became the 2008 GOP Presidential nominee, conservative media actually urged voters to support him. The Tea Party and conservative media constantly referred to former Massachusetts Governor Willard “Mitt” Romney as “Flip-Flop Romney” throughout the 2012 Election season. When Romney became the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee, it was the conservative media and Tea Party that declared him the “last hope for America”. The Republicans who wouldn’t settle for Romney have a lot more integrity than the two-faced brand loyalists who despised him six months prior. Brand Loyalty works great with Democrats, but seldom with more independent-minded adults, the majority in the GOP.
The Leader Lie: The concept of any politician as the “last hope of America” bothers me. America is a group of individuals, or even individual groups, able to coexist, with elected representatives working together when possible. North Korea is a dictatorship, where one man, through self-appointed officials, dictates his whims on the people. LGBTetc. and “Afrocentric” Black activists are constantly crying out for role models and leaders. When left to themselves, the results are usually those mentioned in the first paragraph. To think that entrepreneurs and successful capitalists would embrace such a philosophy is very troubling.
Statism/Identity Politics: This whole tear I’m on right now came from an interaction with a conservative statist. You know the type: he’s all about “LESS GOVERNMENT!” when it comes to business, but wants to use the government to decide who’s rewarded federal goodies based on their personal lives. Less government can’t just be less in certain parts, and more in others. The “LESS GOVERNMENT!” shout is just like the Democrats’ “EQUALITY!” or Ric Flair’s “WHOOO!”: it’s familiar, stimulating, and, after watching the government’s size explode under both parties consistently for decades, actually pretty pointless. The Democrats have mastered using politics as a platform for “social justice” and “identity politics”. The GOP may claim otherwise, but they’ve just tried it with the DOMA-supporting Romney, and lost big time. The 1990’s welfare reform, devised by House Speaker Newton Leroy Gingrich and signed by President William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton, is an excellent example of how well a conservative plan can work when executed with class and respect.
Hustlers vs. Hypocrites: In Orson Welles’ most famous film, Citizen Kane, the protagonist, Charles Foster Kane, ran for New York Governor. His opponent was the incumbent, Jim W. Gettys. Gettys was a lot like President Barack Hussein “the Long-Legged Mack Daddy” Obama. He was a true hustler: you knew what he was, and he never really hid it. He also knew the virtuous Kane had some shade about him, too. And by the time Election Day arrives, the voters know it as well. As in real life, the hypocrite Charles Foster Kane ultimately lost to the hustler Jim W. Gettys. In modern terms, the hypocrite in GOP circles is not necessarily the candidate, but those promoting him after destroying him for months prior.
Since the biracial Obama is the “first Black President”, there will be no novelty for Republicans to compete with (unless Hillary Rodham Clinton runs). But politics has become less about policy and more about ideology. A candidate’s stances, supporters, and detractors, now shape them. That’s why Ron and his obsessive PaulBots with their Obamaite antics tanked. Independent and discerning voters turned on MSNBC or FOX News. They also looked at the progressive and conservatives websites and the comments left by their respective sycophants. Many saw no major difference between them, and therefore saw no reason to vote for either. With the Tea Party crowd ripping two consecutive Republican candidates, promoting them a short while later, and cursing those who didn’t join in on the about-face, what was the voter to do? They stayed home. It wasn’t voter massive fraud. It wasn’t Satan. It was the fact that intelligent people don’t vote for just anybody; they don’t settle for whatever their party sets out for them. They don’t vote for leaders; they lead themselves. They don’t need the government to validate them.They validate themselves. And they know hustlers and hypocrites when they see them… and reject them both. If your strongest case for a candidate is he’s not his opponent, you don’t have much more to offer.
In closing, I’d like to thank Canadian Rattlesnake for bringing conservative statism up, Minister Derrick “TMOT” Grayson for the “Leadership Lie” video, and you for reading.
TMOT- White People: Victim to the Leadership Lie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn4fK5fYUoA