Saturday, July 23, 2016

Slow Saturday Special: Globe Embraces Black Militancy

Now I know they are controlled opposition agitators or agenda-pushing dupes:

"Amid broad movement against police abuse, some act on the fringe" by John Eligon New York Times  July 23, 2016

The broad movement against police abuse that has grown over the past two years has drawn a diverse kaleidoscope of activists who are employing an array of tactics. Among those who are praying, blocking roadways, crying out on social media, and negotiating with elected officials are a small but fervent few who are channeling the history of militant resistance in America. They are protesting not just with slogans and signs, but also with rifles slung over their shoulders and a rebellious spirit emanating from their throats.


Imagine now if they were white like in Oregon. 

How would the NYT be treating and describing them? 

I guess the Jewish supremacists that run the papers are fine with black supremacy, and that makes one wonder why is that....

Micah Johnson, the man who killed five police officers in Dallas, liked two black militant groups on Facebook, but the authorities turned up no evidence that he or Gavin Long, the troubled man who killed three officers in Baton Rouge, was a member of any extremist group. Yet the furor over race and policing appears to have attracted new followers to some seemingly fringe black power groups. 

And caused the NYT to write a glowing report about them?

Some activists, while distancing themselves from any calls for violence, argue that the movement is only strengthened by its diversity of strategies. No single group, they say, can steer the movement away from its ultimate goal: To end violence against black people and ensure that they gain control over their lives and communities, after being relegated to second-class status for centuries.

Don't put the weight of history on the current generations shoulders, please. 

That's an unfair guilt trip, and furthermore HOW DO YOU END VIOLENCE by COMMITTING IT!? 

These guys sound as bad as Trump the other night!

In the crop of activist groups that sprang up after Ferguson, one of the earliest to organize was Lost Voices, a collection of young people with a rebellious edge. They shunned organized street protests and instead opted for tactics like crowding into a business and chanting loudly until it had to close its doors. (But they also protected black businesses from being looted.)

Why don't they go to the political rallies and shout down mass-murdering war criminals?

On Wednesday, the Black Youth Project 100 helped to stage occupations of police unions and departments from New York to Washington to Oakland, Califo. They were aiming to raise awareness of what they say is the complicity of police unions in helping officers get away with violence.

First I have seen or heard of it, and they are working hand in glove with the police, 'eh?

Occupying police stations?

Yet some fear that the movement against police abuse still has on its periphery some groups with histories of stoking hate.

There is a question?

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks extremist organizations, said it counted 180 groups last year that it considered to be black separatist hate organizations.

“What we think has happened is that along with real civil rights groups and movements like Black Lives Matter, black hate groups also profited quite a bit from all of the attention paid to police violence against black men,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow with the center. “They got a huge boost from Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, and the rest.”

Who are they again?


The Globe is hugging members of a group called the People’s New Black Panther Party, which works closely with the Black Lives Matter network, which is in contact with the White House.

This racial war narrative is all being orchestrated, and the Globe is doing its part.

Related: Shooting Things Up

Now that whites are the minority(?), do their lives not matter?

Whatever happened to shooting to disable anyway?

Of course, now all the attention is on the shootings of police.

This whole thing has turned me white as a ghost:

“Ghostbusters,” which comes out Friday, is getting mixed reviews. Some critics hate it and some love it. Movie fans in China apparently won’t get a chance to decide for themelves. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the powers that be in the world’s most populous nation have decided not to allow director Paul Feig ’s film to be screened there. Though China has sometimes banned movies involving ghosts, cults, or supernatural beings, that’s not the issue this time. According to THR, the tastemakers in China have just decided audiences won’t like “Ghostbusters.” “It’s been confirmed that ‘Ghostbusters’ won’t be coming to China because they think it’s not really that attractive to Chinese audiences,” a Chinese executive told the website. “Most of the Chinese audience didn’t see the first and second movies, so they don’t think there’s much market for it here.” Feig’s reboot of the 1984 original starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, and Leslie Jones."

I haven't seen it, and won't be going to the theater, either.

"The locally shot ‘‘Ghostbusters’’ reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as the much-scrutinized film opened with an estimated $46 million in North American theaters, second to the holdover hit ‘‘The Secret Life of Pets,’’ which took in $50.6 million in its second week, according to studio estimates Sunday. But all eyes were on Paul Feig’s ‘‘Ghostbusters,’’ which resurrects the 1984 original with a cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Sony called the result ‘‘a triumph’’ but given the film’s hefty price tag — it cost $144 million to make — it’s a tepid start. Other new releases included the crime drama ‘‘The Infiltrator,’’ starring Bryan Cranston, which took in $5.3 million, and Woody Allen’s 1930s Hollywood drama ‘‘Cafe Society,’’ which opened in limited release with $355,000 (AP)."

"It’s a good time for animated animals at the box office. ‘‘The Secret Life of Pets’’ follows ‘‘Zootopia’’ and ‘‘Finding Dory’’ as the latest success this year, opening to a massive $103.2 million according to studio estimates Sunday. ‘‘Pets’’ effectively unseated ‘‘Finding Dory’’ from its three-week run in first place. The little blue fish actually fell to third place with $20.4 million, behind ‘‘The Legend of Tarzan,’’ which took in $20.6 million in its second weekend in theaters. Even with the drop, ‘‘Dory’’ this weekend surpassed ‘‘Captain America: Civil War’’ to become the top film of 2016. The raunchy R-rated comedy ‘‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’’ surpassed expectations with an estimated $16.6 million for a fourth-place debut. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, cost $33 million to make and stars Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza, and Anna Kendrick. ‘‘Purge: Election Year’’ rounded out the top five with $11.7 million. Disney’s ‘‘The BFG’’ fell a giant 60 percent in its second weekend. The movie, which cost around $140 million to make, has earned a dismal $38.7 million to date. The year is still up 3 percent from last summer, despite a string of underperformers lately. But there are still some would-be blockbusters on the horizon, including the new ‘‘Ghostbusters,’’ which opens next weekend (AP)."

They aren't putting out anything that the public gives a damn about and have been reduced to the kids. That's the kind of thing that used to signal a dying series on television.

Related: State stays mum on film tax credits before 2011

Who you gonna call?

I'm sure someone must have liked it:

Women comics give new ‘Ghostbusters’ a thumbs up

They really brought the house down, huh?

"Nearly two days after a fire was discovered in a plastic foam factory, Peabody firefighters remained on the scene Thursday, battling hot spots in the charred remains of the building, officials said. Deputy Fire Chief Richard Nelson said by phone that the factory has been destroyed and what’s left of it will have to be torn down, Nelson said."

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