Proud Boys Controversy

Let me start out by saying that I don’t believe any race is superior to any other. We are all selfish assholes looking out for our own self interest … no matter what color your skin is. With that being said … what I’m about to say is probably going to piss off some people and have other people screaming …

If you can’t entertain a different point of view for a moment or are easily triggered … do me a favor and just leave now and go watch some cat videos.

If you’re still with me, here we go …

I know this goes against everything that you hear on the news and it will be hard for you to believe because it goes against the ideology you’ve blindly bought into … but it’s true. The real reason for the rise of white nationalism has nothing to do with Trump and has everything to do with the hypocrisy of the media. I’m not talking about the “Fake News” bullshit that Trump whines about like a broken record every time he hears something he doesn’t agree with … I’m talking about an agenda the media is pushing and the blatant hypocrisy that no one is allowed to address or they get shouted down as a racist. Don’t believe me? Hear me out!

White supremacist groups existed when Obama was elected president, correct!? You’d think they would have lost their shit and came out of the woodwork when a BLACK president was elected!? That is a white supremacists nightmare! But I don’t remember hearing much about white supremacists during that time? They grumbled about the election results but pretty much kept to themselves. When they complained about having a president that was black they were told by the media that our country is moving into a new era and their ideas about race were outdated and have no place in the dialogue of this country.

Then comes the Black Lives Matter movement and the media embraces it and makes it a top story every night on the evening news, endorsing it … promoting it … praising it. Repeating how much Black Lives Matter and how ALL white people are to blame for the problems black people face. They make a point to highlight and keep repeating any story where a white officer shoots a black man and label him guilty without even hearing the facts. Every news story suddenly is about race.

So …. the media lambasted white supremacists for their views about race but now support that view when it comes to black people.

What the fuck did you think was going to happen!?

Everything the media covers now is about black people and how ALL white people are racist. THAT is why you see white nationalism coming to the surface in the form of groups like the Proud Boys. People don’t like being told they are something they are not.

At first, people understood what the protests were about and didn’t have a problem with them. Any rational person could see what happened to George Floyd was wrong and the protests were a natural reaction to the injustice seen on the video … but it quickly turned into something else.

With the unwavering support of the media and weak politicians who are terrified of being …

“on the wrong side of history”

… the Black Lives Matter movement demanded they be allowed to paint their message on a public street. If they were not granted this demand they would scream that the city was racist and it’s proof of the systemic racism in our culture. Get the fuck outta here! So, with no politician having the guts to tell them “No. This is a public street.” … they painted the words BLACK LIVES MATTER in huge letters large enough to see from outer space.

How is this not racist!? Can you imagine a street with the words White Lives Matter painted on it? Holy Fucking Shit! Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson would trip over each other trying to get there first to denounce it and scream racism! Yet … the street painted in Hollywood somehow is not racist. When shit like this happens … some white people start to get upset at the blatant hypocrisy.

Some people started to question the motives of the movement since it was supposed to be about “equality” and asked “Don’t all lives matter?” and oh my God … people lost their shit!

This isn’t about white people, this is about black people!”

(Ummm … isn’t that statement inherently racist?)

People like Billie Eilish went off the deep end with diatribes like this:

Uh … Billie … I think your “woke” ideology has blinded you from seeing the reality of what’s going on. The whole generation she is a part of has been duped. They want equality for everybody but the shit going on now with the Black Lives Matter is not about equality … it’s a race war and it’s being fueled by the media … not The President.

If you support the movement then I’m sure your eye is starting to twitch and your screaming …

“Black people just want equality and that’s what they are protesting!”

Yes, that may be what it started out as but clearly it has morphed into something completely different now. The lines and message have blurred and now you have Antifa and NFAC that are advocating for separation from whites and the Black Lives Matter movement isn’t necessarily trying to separate themselves from this bullshit:

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John Jay Fitzgerald Johnson, known as Grand Master Jay, claims leadership of the group[6] and has stated that it is composed of “ex military shooters.”[7] Johnson, who was an independent candidate for U.S. president in 2016,[6] stated, “We are a Black militia. We aren’t protesters, we aren’t demonstrators. We don’t come to sing, we don’t come to chant. That’s not what we do.”[8] Furthermore, in the same interview, Johnson expressed Black Nationalist views, putting forth the view that the United States should either hand the state of Texas over to African-Americans so that they may form an independent country, or allow African-Americans to depart the United States to another country that would provide land upon which to form an independent nation.[4] – excerpt from Wikipedia

I’m sure if you support Black Lives Matter then you would say that is a fringe group and you can’t cluster them in with the legitimate protests. Well … not all white people are racists … but Black Lives Matter sure doesn’t have a problem lumping all white people together and calling them ALL racists!

White people are getting tired of being called racists and tired of the hypocrisy which is why you are seeing groups like the Proud Boys forming. Black people scream about wanting to be equal but until you get rid of BET, The NAACP Image Awards, Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant, The National Urban League, The Congressional Black Caucus and all the other “black only” groups … nobody is buying that you want equality. You see the hypocrisy, right!?

Yahoo now has a section for stories that are exclusively black. What would happen if there was a section for white people only? Oh yeah! There was and laws were written to make it illegal … yet it’s okay for black people to do it now. It has now become accepted to promote Black Owned shops! Do you think they could have a section for White Owned shops. Fuck No!

Why is that even a category!? Should it matter if the shop owner is black … or should it just matter if you like the shit they’re selling!? Etsy recently took things a step further and removed any merchandise that was related to the Proud Boys.

Their explanation was as follows:

Selling such items violates the company’s policies prohibiting “among other things, hate against protected identities [and] attempting to incite violence against individuals or groups.”

If this is their policy then why is it okay for them to continue selling this:

… or this …

Last time I checked the Black Panthers were a militant group that stood for black pride. How is that different from white pride? Answer: It’s not!

The media is playing a dangerous game with the country and unfortunately there are too many people who let emotion get in the way of rational thinking and blindly believe the narrative the media is pushing. So if you think that The President is responsible for the rise in white nationalism, I would have to disagree. It is the media that is responsible and Trump is the scapegoat!

As usual, hate mail goes to comments@todayspetpeeve.com if I’ve offended you.

Cancel Culture Bullshit

As I’ve stated many times before, if I hurt your delicate feelings, tell me what an asshole I am at: comments@todayspetpeeve.com – I can’t wait to hear from you!

Now … let’s get into it!

For anybody who doesn’t know what “Cancel Culture” is … let me break it down in the simplest terms.

It’s character assassination.

If you don’t espouse the beliefs of the Social Justice Warrior (SJW) faction then you become a target. Once targeted, a smear campaign begins to label you as a racist, misogynist, fascist … or whatever label has traction at the moment. They “hashtag” with like-minded dumb shits until it becomes viral, thus giving the false appearance of legitimacy to the bullshit they’re spewing … all because it’s trending on some search engine. Then the news media reports it as a legitimate story because they are all whores for sensationalism and ratings. Once the news channels pick up the story it is broadcast to a broader audience and becomes headline news. (News stations report on what’s trending now … not what’s newsworthy.)

All this happens in such a short amount of time with the technology we have that the person is tried in the media before they even have time to defend themselves. And let’s face it … these days you are guilty until you can unequivocally prove you are innocent! Even then, your reputation is already ruined whether the statements were true or not … and that’s what it’s all about. People have such short attention spans now and news cycles are so quick, that the damage is done and no one is paying attention anymore once the person debunks the allegations.

These people will bring up shit from decades ago and crucify a person for something they did that doesn’t fit in with their ideology. It’s all about control and pushing a narrative. People make mistakes. I don’t know about you … but I’ve made a few in my lifetime. I’ve learned and moved on. I don’t need some anonymous faction hiding behind a computer dredging up my past mistakes to use against me … but that’s exactly what is happening to people.

Somewhere along the line, there is a group of people online who have amassed entirely too much sway and decide what is now acceptable and what’s not. To be completely honest … I don’t even know who the fuck they are! Do you!?

Suddenly … a story will appear about something someone did or said. It could be recently or decades ago … it really doesn’t matter. If it’s in contrast to the vision of the SJW New World Order … then the person is called out and put on notice. At that point, the person can bow down in submission and fall on their sword apologizing … or they can try to defend themselves. A few have tried to say they are innocent and then a day later they are on the news falling all over themselves apologizing for something they said they didn’t do … just a day ago.

What is happening behind the scenes that I’m not seeing!?

This group believes they are righteous and use the premise of helping the disenfranchised but really what they are practicing is a form of authoritarianism. In the simplest of terms … bullying. They get to decide what is deemed acceptable and if you have the gall to go against them, then they take to social media and start a smear campaign against you. If you resist … they call on their brainwashed minions to “cancel” you and the media is lock and step with this narrative.

What the fuck happened to being able to have a different opinion!?

In today’s world, if you have a different opinion … you are the ENEMY! Not someone who has a different opinion … but the enemy. Civil discussions of ideas or differing viewpoints are a thing of the past. People don’t want to hear opinions that are not like their own. As a society, we have regressed and don’t want to think … and certainly don’t want to think critically. It’s much easier to simply buy into an ideology and just repeat the established talking points rather than think for ourselves and debate the merits of someone’s view point.

It has become the “You are either with me … or against me!” mindset. Society has become so polarized that there is no room for different beliefs to co-exist. Rather than embracing difference, it’s much easier to get rid of beliefs that don’t align with your own. It’s eerily being steered towards George Orwell’s novel 1984 where people don’t question things and think what they are told to think.

All the SJW mouth pieces scream about diversity and say that’s what they are fighting for … but I don’t think they even know what the fuck it really means!

If they believed in diversity then they would believe it’s okay for someone to have a different opinion … even as stupid as they think the opinion may be. Diversity is made up of the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s okay to have a different opinion and agree to disagree with the person but to discredit their opinion because it’s not like yours is ignorant and small minded. Trust me, I believe some of the opinions that are being floated lately are absolutely ridiculous but people are allowed to have their own opinions … even if they’re stupid and I don’t agree with them.

I fear the SJW ideology is gaining traction because the majority of people are so worried about being called a racist that they lack the courage of their convictions to stand by their position. Honestly, who cares if someone calls you a racist!? If someone calls you a racist then you should feel pride in the fact that you argued your point of view so well that they resorted to name calling to distract you from the fact they couldn’t argue their point effectively! If you know you are not a racist then their words should hold no meaning.

When someone resorts to name calling when they have a different opinion … it is disingenuous at best. They are the actions of a person who couldn’t successfully argue anymore so they resort to name calling in a last ditch effort to silence you.

These loudmouthed fuckers will scream at you and tell you that you are a racist or a bigot when you won’t just concede to their point of view. The irony is that they themselves are bigots by that very action!

(Maybe they should learn the definition of a word before they start using it. I’m just saying!)

This attempt at social engineering is getting old and needs to end. People can be racist rednecks … if they want. They won’t be liked by all but if they want to be small thinkers then they are entitled to do so. The society as a whole will leave them behind to their own little part of the world when the majority of people don’t agree with that mindset anymore … but you can’t force people to change. The only thing you can do … or should do … is point out flaws in their beliefs and if they are open to change then they will change … but if they are not, that should be okay. You shouldn’t yell them into submission and try to ruin their lives because they don’t believe the same thing you do. As long as they are not harming another person or depriving them of their pursuit of happiness … then live and let live. You can’t be the thought police.

Screaming at me and calling me names is not going to make me buy into your bullshit agenda.

Can we give it a fucking rest already!?

United States Congress 2020

Excuse me … did I hear you correctly?

Did you say you are taking a vacation without passing the next COVID-19 stimulus bill?

Vacation cancelled motherfuckers! Get your asses back in that room and work this shit out! In case you’ve forgot, you work for me … and I didn’t approve your vacation request!

Uh … in case you’re not aware … there’s a whole country that’s hurting right now, desperate to pay their bills. They are hanging by a thread and waiting for that stimulus check and you guys can’t come to an agreement … so you just go on vacation!?

Un-fucking-believable!

And don’t give me that bullshit about how the “other side” is just being ridiculous and won’t compromise. You are ALL TO BLAME as far as I’m concerned … Democrats AND Republicans. If you both can agree on the fact that the country needs another round of checks to help people get by … then work out the amount! It’s one thing if one side wants checks sent out and one side doesn’t. Then you’re ideologically opposed and will likely come to an impasse … but you are BOTH in agreement that Americans need money. Their money, not yours! So … work … it … out!

You’re not scoring any points with either side of the populace playing your games! People aren’t in the mood for partisan politics right now! People don’t give a shit about your ideology when they can’t pay their bills.

If you end up spending too much (Republicans) … then just tell the people complaining that:

“It was a lot more than we wanted to spend and we weren’t happy about adding so much to our national debt … but this was a unique situation and we needed to take care of the American people.”

Everybody knows you’re lyingbut we’re all used to it! At least you would have passed a bill that helps Americans and done your job. Everyone already knows you don’t have a problem adding to the national debt … you just don’t like doing it by giving money to the people. You’d much rather give it to your business interests to make sure they stay in business for your next election cycle. Campaign donations don’t appear out of thin air, right!?

And if you don’t get as much as you wanted (Democrats) … then just tell the people complaining that:

“We wanted to give you more but we didn’t have unlimited funds so we gave as much as we could within our means to get the money to the people.”

Everybody knows you’re lyingbut we’re all used to it! At least you would have passed a bill that helps Americans and done your job. Everybody already knows you could give a shit about spending within your means. If it was up to you everybody would just get any amount they want to stay home indefinitely … just so long as they blindly pledge their vote to your party.

Maybe I’m the only one who’s irritated at the fact that all these assholes are completely out of touch with what’s going on.

None of them are worrying about their mortgage payment! They’re getting paid … even if they DON’T do their job! They’re not worried about the crippling cost of health insurance. They’re not worried about putting food on the table! The only thing they are worried about is staying in power and playing politics by vilifying the other side.

The problem apparently is not so much the amount they want to give Americans in the form of a check but all the stupid extra shit they are trying to put in the bill. Here’s a real simple fix … if it’s not related to helping Americans pay their bills … it doesn’t belong in the bill! Save your pet projects for next year’s budget when we’re all back to work and aren’t paying attention to all the stupid shit you spend our money on.

I understand the problem with the additional $600 for unemployment from the federal government. You have people making more on unemployment than they were when they were working.

It IS bullshit and there really is no incentive to go back to work. I get it and I don’t like it either! But if you are going to hold up the entire thing over that sticking point … you are hurting more people than the ones that are getting over on the system. In any other time, I would be livid at someone taking advantage like that … but in the current state of our country, I’d be willing to begrudgingly look past it so that the majority of people who are struggling can get some help. Hopefully karma is real and will even the score.

I realize that the government did not create this problem but the government IS preventing many people from working … so I feel they have an obligation to help people. Before you start screaming at the monitor about how we all need to stay at home to “Stop The Spread” … most people don’t have 6 months of savings to sit back on and ride this shit out … so they depend on being able to work to make a living.

And the fact that Congress went on recess just shows that they don’t give a shit about us! They ALL sit there saying they are trying to help the American people and “the other side” is playing politics.

Well, … you BOTH went home!

No one stayed. I would have had a little more respect for the side that skipped their vacation schedule and said they were staying until it gets worked out. Yeah … it would still be playing politics because they’d be screaming how the “other side” left but they’re still here trying to work things out for the American People … but at least it would have given the appearance of giving a shit! Anybody else that just went home when shit needed to get done … would be looking for another job.

If you see any of these assholes back home in their districts … do me a favor and make sure you tell them to get their asses back to Washington and do their fucking job!