Blame Motorists?

The massive oil distribution network, which delivers nearly half of the fuel used on the Eastern seaboard, was targeted by Russian hackers Friday, May 7, 2021, helping contribute to an overall hike in prices at the pump.

Fuel resumed moving through the Colonial Pipeline late Wednesday afternoon, easing worries about fuel shortages five days after hackers strangled the massive oil pipeline through the South.

The hack left many stations out of gas, motorists panicked and sent prices soaring.

It is time for truth instead of HYPE. The prices for a gallon of Gasoline did not rise by itself. The stations raised prices because they could. The gas stations, owned by people like you, raised them! A few motorists panicked, some did not even know about the hack, the rest of us became mad because others clogged the pumps to buy higher priced gasoline!

AND THEY LAUGH AT US. If we know who did this why not stop them. I don’t mean stop them the next time! I mean this time. Is what they did illegal? Did they break any law? Can we “shoot back”? Are they smarter than we are? They know something we don’t! This paradigm must be changed?


What White

Contemporary anthropologists and other scientists, while recognizing the reality of biological variation between different human populations, regard the concept of a unified, distinguishable “white race” or “white people” as socially constructed. With this fact in mind I am offended by the term and reject it. Or maybe more specially, that the majority it is meant to represent is the actual target. I accept the existence of “white people” as a social group of “Irresponsible, anonymous, controlling, exploitative, greedy, … mostly European people” that is proving to be detrimental to the Social Health of our Nation.

These clips are from – DiAngelo, Robin J.. White Fragility. Beacon Press. Kindle Edition.

“As powerful forces of white racism again swell, ”  Agree

To eradicate racism, she encourages white people to relinquish ingrained hyper-attachment to individualism and embrace predictable patterns of their own racial group. Disagree with using racial group, should be social group.

throughout history, race has been black culture’s issue;
however, I understand racism as a system into which I was socialized, Agree

If your definition of a racist is someone who holds conscious dislike of people because of race, then I agree that it is offensive for me to suggest that you are racist when I don’t know you. I also agree that if this is your definition of racism, and you are against racism, then you are not racist. Now breathe. I am not using this definition of racism, Agreed but most readers are so it is misleading

Race science was driven by these social and economic interests, which came to establish cultural norms and legal rulings that legitimized racism and the privileged status of those defined as white. Agree that race science has done this but for the privileged “white people” social group.

As Ta-Nehisi Coates states, “But race is the child of racism, not the father.” He means that first we exploited people for their resources, not according to how they looked. Exploitation came first, and then the ideology of unequal races to justify this exploitation followed. Agreed

From A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.[1]The term was first used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations. By the 17th century the term began to refer to physical (phenotypical) traits. Modern scholarship regards race as a social construct, an identity which is assigned based on rules made by society. While partially based on physical similarities within groups, race does not have an inherent physical or biological meaning.[1][2]



My Ancestors

I come from European Stock. English, German, Swedish mainly. My grandparents came to this country as immigrants. That. is the only difference in the early history of the American States that may differ from yours unless you are one of the few wealthy families from the start. They worked, they were working class immigrants. Most of the country’s immigrants were also. They were not part of city life but being from cooler areas of Europe landed in similar climates in the new land. My parents were born here and stayed, more-or-less, in those same areas. Even when towns and cities formed, ethnic areas composed these because immigrants tended to settle with like family units; ie.English on the north side, Swedish on the southeast, etc.; for support and protection. After all the immigrants did displace the Indians who already here.

The people that I grew up with were also this type but based on Italian, Polish, Irish, Scottish, . . . There were not many African, Caribbean, Chinese, Mexican, Islanders, etc. immigrants because their paths did not came to or through what I call our area. And my ancestors had yet to fight the ‘Civil War’ to free the slaves in the south. We were not rich and I did not know we were poor. We controlled and helped our families. Our families were large and that was as close as we came to having slaves. We could never afford to take care of slaves because we were busy caring for our families. I remember being told very young, “Don’t give your word easily, but when you do, keep it”. Given this history I am sure you can see why I resent anyone implying that I owe someone from my past. This also makes it easier for me to feel ‘bad’ when someone implies I did not honor my responsibilities.

The first time this questioning came around in the 50’s and 60’s I was confused because I did not understand that ‘White’ referred to me. I did not know where ‘White’ was. ‘Redneck’ referred to my friends on the farm because they were not allowed to go shirtless. I was pretty dark at the end of summer. Even a few years ago I was ask ‘How much African-American I had in me?’ I had to say ‘None. It is Swedish.’ Lately I came to understand that that term referred to me and others as a majority term. I had turned ‘White’ when I wasn’t looking! I had always thought of myself as a ‘minority of one’, and fought for myself against friend and foe alike.

Language History – White people – Wikipedia › wiki › White_people

Modern racial hierarchies. The term “white race” or “white people” entered the major European languages in the later 17th century, originating with the racialization of slavery at the time, in the context of the Atlantic slave trade and the enslavement of indigenous peoples in the Spanish Empire. As I analyze this definition 2 things stand out. “the racialization of slavery at the time” means that it was not that way before! AND “enslavement of indigenous peoples in the Spanish Empire” means it too was brought to America!

White people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

White people is a racial classification and skin color specifier, used mostly and often exclusively for people of European descent; depending on context, nationality, and point of view. The term has at times been expanded to encompass persons of Middle Eastern and North African descent (for example, in the US Census definition), persons who are often considered non-white in other contexts. The usage of “white people” or a “white race” for a large group of mainly or exclusively European populations, defined by their light skin, among other physical characteristics, and contrasting with “black people“, Amerindians, and other “colored” people or “persons of color“, originated in the 17th century. It was only during the 19th century that this vague category was transformed in a quasi-scientific system of race and skin color relations. Prior to the modern age, no European peoples regarded themselves as “white”, but rather defined their race, ancestry, or ethnicity in terms of their nationality. Moreover, there is no accepted standard for determining the geographic barrier between white and non-white people. Contemporary anthropologists and other scientists, while recognizing the reality of biological variation between different human populations, regard the concept of a unified, distinguishable “white race” as socially constructed. As a group with several different potential boundaries, it is an example of a fuzzy concept

Various social constructions of whiteness have been significant to national identity, public policy, religion, population statistics, racial segregation, affirmative action, white privilege, eugenics, racial marginalization, and racial quotas.  The concept of whiteness has particular resonance in the Anglosphere: e.g., in the United States (White Americans), Canada (white Canadians), Australia (white Australians), New Zealand (white New Zealanders), the United Kingdom (white British), and South Africa (white South Africans). In much of the rest of Europe, the distinction between race and nationality is more blurred; when people are asked to describe their race or ancestry, they often describe it in terms of their nationality.

WOW. Prior to the modern age, no European peoples regarded themselves as “white”. Sooo, NOW they do? What happened to defining their race, ancestry, or ethnicity in terms of their nationality? Why would European peoples regarded themselves as “white”? Who designated “European Peoples” as “White” and designated “enslaved indigenous peoples” as “Black” then “negroes” then “Afro-American” then “Colored People” then “People of Color” then …? The people who would do such a thing are the same group of “??????? People” that benefit from the division; The same group that fears the power of the resulting combined group of “Victims”. Is it the same group that claims “No Responsibility” for anything? 

And finally as I see it: The term “white race” or “white people” entered the major European languages in the later 17th century, originating with the racialization of slavery at the time. The term “black people” came with it as an opposing term. These terms have no scientific standing. They are Social terms. As social terms their origins are slavery. “black people” understood this at a deeper level. For many individuals, communities and countries, “black” is perceived as a derogatory, outdated, reductive or otherwise unrepresentative label and it has been rejected in favor of “person of color”. Both of these terms, “white or  black”, perpetuate Slavery by their use



What is Justice that we are seeking IT for BLM. Is it something that you can get? Is it something that you came give. What are in the pans of the Scale of Justice?

Maybe IT is not Justice that they/we seek. Could it retaliation for violations of the Right that we already have! Are these violators that will not accept any Responsibility for their violations. Responsibility is not something we decide to Accept, It is something we Have by way of our Actions.


Untruth Comes in 2 Forms

I was reading FaceBook posts and I could not keep a thought out of my mind. There are a huge number of liars posting on FaceBook. I commented on a friends post that part of the post was possibly not correct or ‘wrong’. His reply was ‘Why does it matter?’ The evidence to make his point was wrong but it was an excuse for the remainder NOT a reason. There is a saying, ‘Let’s throw it on the wall and see what stick’. What you throw on a wall is not lies, or truths or facts, it is anything that may be believed.

Taken from On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, Princeton University Press (2005). £6.50/$9.95 pp.67.ISBN: 0691122946. The distinction between lying and bullshitting is fairly clear. The liar asserts something which he himself believes to be false. He deliberately misrepresents what he takes to be the truth. The bullshitter, on the other hand, is not constrained by any consideration of what may or may not be true. In making his assertion, he is indifferent to whether what he is says is true or false. His goal is not to report facts. It is, rather, to shape the beliefs and attitudes of his listeners in a certain way.

The distinction is very clear but I see the problem in the personal (reverse) direction. The difference is the mind of the writer or speaker. It doesn’t even depend on whether the statement or idea is actually true! So does it actually make a difference. Only in OUR mind about the speaker’s motive. Is he not my friend (because he lied to me when I expected the truth) or is he still my friend ( because he was just kidding around and getting me to think about what he said just as I did)? My conclusion is: It only matters if it is from a friend! A friend should be the only one we give the Right of untruth!

Maybe it s Facebook thing that I FRIEND someone that I do not know. Certainly it is not in politics or business that I assume that a person is a friend without having proof or history as a base for this relationship. But we act that way. Don’t we?

In politics the candidate delivers speech after speech and we make decisions on what is said, truth, lie, or BS. After the election, no responsibility, We elect a businessman with a history of refusing to pay suppliers he used in business and wonder how/why he could/would to the very same thing in his first political office.

In the Facebook website there are ADs that promise a product that is too-good-to-be-true from companies that have no history or proof of being responsible except that they are allow to use Facebook and act surprised to find that is not true, that the company is not responsible, and is not really a company at all but just a person who disappeared as easily as it appeared.

The truth is that truth does not matter in our current, normal world. It is the appearance of truth that covers untruth that matters. It is the truth that NO ONE is or can be held responsible in our current normal world. A person is killed by police for trying to pass a bogus $20 bill (held responsible) and the police who overstepped his Right (to detain) must be made to be responsible. To me it seems that the New Normal is expecting the people that accept NO RESPONSIBILITY to require all the rest of us to accept ALL RESPONSIBILITY for the untruths in our world.


Future History

Yesterday I found an historical document about about the 20-21 revolution in the United States the Americas. It is an intriguing overview of decade that reformed a country into an even more power and desirable Organization. That which was a part of the former nation by default had been lost thru neglect, and exploited by the power structure in its absence. With the formal reintroduction into the founding documents of the former nation it was reformed and expanded.

During the FREEDOM era of the New Normal period of history it was realized that an assumption present in the forming constitution was based on the character of the leaders of that time that leaders would continue to have integrity as part of their makeup. This was pointed out in the preamble as “… and secure the Blessings of Liberty…” was never explicitly stated and in the statement, “Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members” . Without integrity as part of every person character these freedoms spell disaster.

And it came close in 2019 when something that had been written about for ages showed a little of how bad our imagination had made it. A pandemic, smaller than others to come, started to envelop the earth. It started in other countries but involved the Global Community in a matter of months and therefor included the United States.

This allowed the focus to eventually land on leadership in all countries because all were involved. China, where the pandemic first appeared, locked down the entire country in an effort to control the spread. No one thought about responsibility because it rested in the government as did the power.

 ASIDE: The virus strain in this pandemic had one unusual characteristic, it was asynchronous; a person did not contract the virus and noticeable become ill. It took several weeks to be noticed in which time the victim had moved and spread the virus. If it was noticed earlier it was called just a common cold and the victim recovered with no noticeable effects for a very long time.

But in the United States the power and responsibility was a different structure. The power had been divided among several positions in the government. This was to insure balance in objectives of the various positions. This division was intended and stated in the forming document. Keep in mind the primary assumption that leaders would continue to have integrity. Some of the leaders had this character diminished to almost nothing. They followed their own agenda for their own good. Some thought out loud that their agenda was the agenda for the nation. Others new better but nothing because their agenda was totally personal and there integrity as next to nothing. This was also true in the individual business of the members of the states of the United States. Scams became a way-of-life in the area of what you were to believe to the area of what you purchased. One case documented a company that sold millions a product and never delivered more than a token amount. In another case the product never existed!

At one point the highest officer in the country stated that he had the total power… and later stated also that he accepted no responsibility at all. These exemplary statements started the thought process that eventually changed the nation and restored the fact that leaders would continue to have integrity, as part of the constitution of the United States.

The fact became widely know again that the president has no power over the people and never has had.  His power is over the States who have power over the people. The example of the national speed limit, a concept that was aimed at safety and conservation of energy in the 20th century, pointed to the last state to accept and post the limit when the ‘stick’ of withholding federal aid for state projects was used to force compliance. It was also pointed out the the president indeed accepted no responsibility when a couple ingested bleach and the only responsible party was themselves.

Another “stick that broke the camel’s back” was a Mayor of a large City ordering businesses to close, which it turned out, he had no power to do. This costs individuals dearly and the city itself much. That area never recovered and the Mayor never accepted responsibility for the results of the order. It was, as I mentioned, cited as another ‘stick’ in the public eye.

Thus began the FREEDOM era of the New Normal period. The movement seems to have no beginning and no end. It did not begin on a date and has never ended. It just appeared in several regions unlike the Civil Rights movement that had a ‘beginning event’. It just grew to the point that the lawmakers knew what they must do to retain power, they needed to take responsibility.

I will continue to add to this as I read and understand.



Miranda rights for Criminals:
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you in court. You have the right to talk to a lawyer for advice before we ask you any questions. You have the right to have a lawyer with you during questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish. If you decide to answer questions now without a lawyer present, you have the right to stop answering at any time.

Human Rights for Everyone:
You have the Right to remain silent and inert. You have the Responsibility for everything you say or do.

This is implied in the Constiution.


Manipulation Organization

Lyle Hoover, waiting outside for his first haircut since the lockdown, thought it was about time. “As this thing barrels on, I can’t help but think we’re being manipulated.”

“There’s no organization. There’s no real plan. Just open up and we’ll see what happens,” she said.(Tara Brendle) “We all know there’s going to be a resurgence in cases. But if they don’t know what to do, I sure as hell don’t.”

Confidence in the governor was not enhanced when Parson decided to mark the reopening by touring an electrical contractor and a hunting and fishing store without wearing a face mask, in a pointed rejection of federal health recommendations.  
“I think it’s up to the individual,” Parson said in response to a question during his afternoon news conference. “I don’t think its government’s role to mandate who wears a mask and who doesn’t.” “I chose not to,” he said. “I don’t think that it is government’s role to mandate who wears one.”
Even as the state endured its largest increase in coronavirus cases on Monday, Missouri’s Republican governor, Mike Parson, decided to press ahead with his plan to allow businesses to reopen and to lift restrictions on social gatherings imposed as the pandemic crept closer six weeks ago.

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence chose not to wear a mask while touring the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in apparent violation of the medical center’s policy requiring them.

On-going content as it unfolds.


WE Must Due

Monday May 4, 2020. We are letting loose of the virus. It seems like time and it seems too early. For me it is too early. For all of us older seniors, too fat and ugly to run fast enough to stay ahead. And smart enough to realize that there is something hurting our nation more than the virus.

I thought it was apathy. People not caring about what happens. But I don’t that’s on the money either. Why do I feel there is not right? Is it because I personally don’t like what is happening? But I don’t dislike what is happening either?

Then IT hit me! I can’t do anything. Wait, I can’t do anything about IT. Oh I can do, just not do anything about IT. I feel used. Yes that is IT, I feel used! Everyone is using me. The should not be using me. And then I remembered a book I started about a witch hunt and I remembered feeling that I was the person using others. Who were they? OH! women, and men in power were using, taking advantage of, women! And Yep I was indeed a man. Can’t do anything about that either (although some men have tried. BUT another topic). I read it again. “and men in power were using, taking advantage of, women!” If there is anything that I do not have it is power! That was close.

In all the gin joints, in all the places, in all the World, . . . Wait Walter. Don’t go off on a Dream. We will use the same tool we as a country has used for years. Give THEM the Rights they are lacking. It is what we sent to war for. The right not to be English. Right? Right! Right. There was a concept that came before, FREEDOM. Now some try to say that that is the same thing. If you have rights you are FREE. and if you are FREE you have rights. Almost and true are the response to that. Can you see it? The war was for FREEDOM from England not . . . The thing that was added was RIGHTS. and the founding fathers figured that was good because they were good men and good men expect other men to be good. Notice I say men because back in those times men did and women . . .

Our founding father need us to replace what was assumed at the time our nation was conceived. The thing that they took, and took for granted, in founding our nation. They took responsibility by signing their names (and credit only because they did not fail).

In the above discussion we expect responsibility to be taken. And when IT is not IT becomes the IT that actually bothers us. Our entire court system, judicial system, corporate system, is in place to Make This Happen. (Well maybe not the corporate system that is in place now because it actually lets executives hide behind the corporate mask.) IT forces the few people convicted to take responsibility for IT. I asked a young girl what she did wrong in school. She said “get caught”. We teach them young. I told her no and explained but life teaches the opposite lesson. If the powerful men in the little story were forced to accept responsibility for taking advantage of women balance would be restored. If the people that first created a computer were forced to accept responsibility for taking advantage of our computer, balance would be restored. If every person using a Right were forced to accept responsibility for All The Actions caused by them balance would be restored. If FREEDOM were forced to balance rights with responsibility for actions caused I would feel better. IT is due!


I just knew it,

Covid-19 is intelligent! It plays on our weakness! I have been waiting for this. Unfortunately it is here. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says coronavirus is disproportionately impacting African American communities. Bad coronavirus, picking on African Americans. It probably is true but the implication that a community is impacted because it is African American is irresponsible. It is not stated but implied and this is worse. It is disproportionate. If it were proportionate there would be no comment. I am Fat , Old, and Fat and at risk more than normal. That isn’t anyone’s fault but mine! I accept that. I have COPD. Another tick in the bad column. West Memphis Medical Examiner Dr. Shakeb Hashmi told FOX13 he agrees. He said diabetes, hypertension and obesity are to blame. They are health problems that are prevalent in African American communities. Dr. Hashmi told FOX13 social economics, poor healthcare in black communities, and lack of access to doctors all play a factor. These seem more important factors than the black card. Place the responsibility. This is not MY fault! Don’t state it so I feel it is. This virus is here to divide us not to Unite Us in a Defense!!!!!!!
I am OLD and @risk. Soooo – It must be your fault! Don’t you feel it?
DAM neither do I. Unite…Don’t divide. TAKE responsibility!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!