The truths of the matter

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THERE IS NO white privilege in America. There is black privilege, loads of it.

If two equally qualified people apply for a job, and one is black, the other white, then the black person will get the job. The same applies to university admissions.

This is no systemic racism against blacks, but there is systemic racism against whites. It’s not as dire as the systemic racism against whites that exists today in South Africa and Zimbabwe, due to U.S. population numbers. Be thankful for that.

There was systemic racism against blacks a century ago. But not now.

Black Lives Matter. White Lives Matter too. Ditto for Oriental lives, Latino lives and the lives of American Indians. Buildings and businesses also matter.

Michael Brown was not shot by a white cop while saying, Don’t shoot! Numerous investigations, including by the Obama Justice Department, proved that.

Police shootings of unarmed black men are significantly fewer than police shootings of unarmed white men. The greatest source of violent death faced by blacks in America today come from other black people.

Having one drop of “black blood” labeled you black a century ago, and that put you at a serious disadvantage. Having one drop of “black blood” today still paints you black, and that delivers big advantages. It can catapult you into the White House.

That’s black privilege.

Women are not paid less than men for the same work. Not these days.

There are no more than two sexes.

Multiculturalism and diversity unsettle society.

The party for blacks is the GOP, not the Democrats. See video in comments.

Truth matters.

Of oranges & browsers

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Last man standing. The cursed orange bush today.

IT’S OVERCAST and cool this morning, and I’m sitting on a web chair under the brown umbrella on the yard patio. It’s refreshing. I’m looking at this orange tree and wondering how long it’s gonna last. It drops fruit, a character flaw.

It’s the last of the fruit trees here in the yard, the only one I have not removed. The oranges are sour, not worth warm spit, and the bush drops them on the grass every day, stuff I must pick up. And it is growing because everything grows here. Fast.

I won’t whack it this year and maybe not next year, but it’s living on borrowed time.

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A summer scene of green.

After a few false starts over the past few weeks, it appears the rainy season has begun in earnest. Abel the Deadpan Yardman came Saturday for the first cut. The grass is morphing from brown to green. I have disconnected the Symphony cooler upstairs, and I’ve moved the tower fan from the bedroom to the closet for its summer siesta.

We’ll be damp and cool until October at least.


The browser hunter

I am often on browser safari, hunting the best lion, tiger or giraffe that’s composed of bytes. Google Chrome, of course, is the world’s most used, a fact I find horrifying. One should avoid Google when possible, and there are excellent alternatives.

Since The Unseen Moon exists to improve mankind and womankind too, I’ll tell you about three, all based on Chromium, which means you can easily import your Chrome bookmarks and use the same Chrome extensions.

  1. Gab Dissenter, brought to you by the free-speech alternative to Twitter. Dissenter is a beaut, fast, sleek and good-looking. It even incorporates a function with which you can leave comments on any website, even those with no comment sections.
  2. SRWare Iron, or just Iron for short, comes to you from a German company, and it’s another lovely alternative to Chrome. Both Iron and Dissenter act pretty much like Chrome without being Chrome.
  3. Microsoft Edge which — starting last January, I believe — is a whole different animal than the original Edge that came with Windows 10. The first Edge was dreadful, but it’s now, like Dissenter and Iron, based on Chromium.

Give one or more a try. Don’t be a Google enabler. It attaches you to bad karma, affects your aura, and can make you smell bad.

First film recommendation

I’VE NEVER recommended a movie here before, but today I will.

3I9A0595JoeShalmoniPhotoC2014-1It’s titled Uncle Tom, and it’s a work by black conservative Larry Elder, one of the smartest men you’ll ever encounter, and others. Here’s how the filmmakers describe the movie:


In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America’s most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a different look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activist, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America’s most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative.

In this eye-opening film from Director Justin Malone and Executive Producer Larry Elder, Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative. Uncle Tom shows us a different perspective of American History from this often ignored and ridiculed group.


It’s an online movie that lasts 145 minutes. Here’s a brief preview. It costs about $20, but with the discount code Brandon, it’s just $16.

It’s a refreshing look at a growing element in the black community and a great antidote to clips of race-hucksters like Al Sharpton and looters of Targets and Walmarts.

No porch pirates

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My latest delivery!

I’M A FUN-LOVING fellow, and last December I had Amazon send a gift to my last wife for her birthday. The fun-loving part is what I sent, a red MAGA cap because she is not a Trump fan in spite of being otherwise quite intelligent when we were married.

I never received any acknowledgement from her, so I do not know if the gift was seized by porch pirates, which I understand is a big problem above the border, or if she simply has lost her sense of humor, a widespread affliction of people who still vote Democrat.

(In Mexico, we don’t have porch pirates because few people have porches accessible from the street. We have high walls like God intended.)

I’m guessing it’s about a 50-50 tossup as to whether porch pirates grabbed my gift, or if she got it, scowled and threw it into the trash. We both were staunch Democrats during our almost two decades together, but I have wised up. I’m hoping to find her #WalkAway video on YouTube in the near future. So many Democrats have seen the light.

We Mexicans have our own version of Amazon — its warehouse is in Mexico City — but we also have Mercado Libre, which is sort of a Latin American Amazon. Both have tons of merchandise, and both offer speedy delivery. I got one this afternoon.


Fad or not?

I left a comment on another blog today, saying the gender-transitioning thing has become a fad. It’s not like hula-hoops or bell-bottom pants, of course, because those fads were harmless fun, but I think it’s a fad nonetheless, a sick, demented one.

News stories of people “transitioning,” which is a nice way of saying they take lots of drugs and have body parts sliced off, have ballooned in recent years. You even read of parents, especially celebrities, assisting their children in the madness.

This was almost unheard of 20 or 30 years ago, but not now. Has the percentage of people who actually feel they’re in the wrong body skyrocketed or is something else going on? Is it a “cool” thing to do, i.e. a fad? I think so.

There are so many nutty notions accepted in Western society these days, e.g. white privilege, ideas based on ignorance, that “transitioning” is just one in a long and growing line.

A woman responded on the other blog that my saying it’s a fad is “disgusting.” I think I am just stating the obvious. If it’s not a fad, what is it?