America: We Have An Evil Media Stoking Up Racial Animus

edvard-munch-the-scream-1893This is a New York story. It happens when you live in those buildings that rise up to great heights. Unless you are in the pent house apartment, you are going to hear what goes on in the apartment above you at times. You recall the story of the guy who had the person above him drop his two boots on the floor each night and after that happened he would fall asleep. Then one night the person dropped only one boot and the other on the lower floor could not fall to sleep waiting for the second boot.

This true story is similar.

David O lives in apartment 5J which is right underneath 6J. He and his wife went to bed at night at the usual time during the work week. Sometime after one o’clock they were awoken by lots of cursing and yelling and what seemed like arguing in the apartment above them. This went on for at least a half an hour. David in frustration penned the following note which he affixed to the door of apartment 6J.

“Hello,  Regarding last night. It is extremely rude and inconsiderate to scream and stomp around your apartment until almost 2 a.m.  My wife and I have to get up early for work. A complaint has been submitted to the management. Next time this will go straight to the police. Please learn your manners.”

Like most people crowded into these expensive hovels they had no idea who the neighbor above them was. All they knew was they had been kept awake for quite a while and were unhappy. Hopefully they believed the letter would prevent a reoccurrence.

The upstairs neighbor is Richard Brookshire has a Masters degree in Public Administration from Colombia. He tells how at 1:00 a.m. a friend had called at the apartment looking for some advice. He was quitting his job and wanted to know the best way to write a resignation letter. Richard said he paced around the apartment for a half-hour giving the friend some advice on what to write and then crawled into bed. Richard said what irked him most about the letter was the threat of involving the New York Police Department for something that could have been solved with a neighborly knock on the door.

Reading the story it seemed Richard who caused enough of a disturbance to wake up his neighbors felt he was the victim He did not appreciate the letter. He seemed to think the downstairs neighbor should have gotten out of bed and come up stairs and knocked on his door. I wonder how much he would have appreciated a knock on the door at 2:00 a.m having taken so much offense to the letter.

You must be wondering how I even know this little event between neighbors happened. I’m sure similar things like this happen all the time and they don’t make the news. How was it this made the news and was featured in a headline article in the Washington Post.

The headline read: ‘Learn your manners,’ a white man wrote to his black neighbor. This was the response.”

Richard happens to be black. David is white. David did not know Richard race. Richard turned this into a white on black issue and into a big story in the newspaper. How can it be? It had nothing to do with race yet the Washington Post headlines it as if it did. What is worse, is that this everyday incident was turned into a story of white intolerance for blacks. Even worse that Richard apparently believes that if anyone objects to him waking them up with his noise the only reason is that he is black.

The writer of the story is a black man, Cleve R. Wootson, Jr. What was the purpose of the story? It seems to me to have no other than to cause racial disharmony? Is that what the Washington Post is all about?

25 thoughts on “America: We Have An Evil Media Stoking Up Racial Animus

  1. Stop rabble rousing there, Connolly 🙂
    We’re trying to get this guy to put down some interesting stories. All Communists are ” Socialists” in the cradle ; All “Socialists ” are not ” Communists ” in the grave.

    Bronson Alcott, R.W.Emerson, Thoreau and the rest of the Transcendalists were all … High Minded Characters who are not simply ideologically confined.

    BROOK FARM …right down the way … was an early … Experiment … in communal living. The Amish … The Quakers … Lots of Home Brew to be proud of.

  2. All socialists are not Marxists. San Simone, and, Fourier, preceded Marx, and, fought with him for control of the socialist movement. One of the first socialist communes was situated in Indiana. Reading “Reason and Revolution” will give you a better understanding of socialism, and, hopefully, raise the intellectual caliber of your arguments. Smiley face.

    1. What Commune are you living on Strelnikov ? Is that your gaunt Sancho Panza figure we see toiling under the De Soto’s hood in Havana? Of course not, because ideological Cant means zilch to me unless it is grounded in THE VOW OF POVERTY.

      Clear Thinking and Intellectual Honesty are the indispensable conditions of Intellectual Caliber for me. I have not met many Lefties that meet those criteria. Oh yes, Khalid, perhaps you are indeed one of the pure apostles and holy hermit Priests of the the Great Collective , however you semantically parse it. I am inclined to give you the benefit of the doubt then, and humor your eccentric maunderings. However, your imagined Ivory Tower elevation above the hoi polloi just makes you sound like another snarky, unkempt Professor. It is time to tune out when Khalid starts roiling on about … The Dialectic.

      This is the thing : I have a crazy cockeyed affection for ” Crazy ” people. I find your politics kooky, but your personality enlivening . When you get off your quixotic hobby horse and write about your own experiences , at Wounded Knee or elsewhere, I enjoy your writing. I leave it there, only encouraging you to toss off the toiling chains of ideological indoctrination.

      That’s Mr.Sunshine to you, Soldier 🙂

      1. It has been said that a communist is a socialist with a firearm, ready to kill you instead of arguing with you if you disagree with their system. Others say that the distinction is small, as both require force of arms by the state to compel you to surrender your property and labor for redistribution.

        “The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladimir Illyich Lenin

        “There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.” – Ayn Rand

        “The difference between communism and socialism is that under socialism central planning ends with a gun in your face, whereas under communism central planning begins with a gun in your face.” – Kevin D. Williamson

        1. OK Ed, Climb right into the Dialectomobile with our ardent Comrade. Essentially, Communism/Socialism is as you sanely argue … A distinction without a difference. Enjoy the Ride, but we both know who is expected to pay all the Tolls. Yessir, The Capitalist ! 🙂 Nice McClure’s citation in particular btw.

          1. Margaret Thatcher said it best – “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

  3. John:

    My bad. I conflated two different Marcuse titles. The correct title for Marcuse’s explanation of the dialectic, and, its’ role in politics, is, “Reason and Revolution (1941).”
    If you can tear yourself away from the funny pages, it’s a great read, well worth mastering. The dialectic is a interesting subject. I’d be happy to discuss it with you.

  4. Fair play then Jon, the only thing Jaime and all orhers who testified before Federal Judges would have to be concerned about then is the old … Film at Eleven … some rogue Zapruder or another with countervailing documentary evidence. Federal Perjury is a very serious beef. Since this seems unlikely, then this sorrowful situation should indeed slip the bonds of Time as well as Memory, As The World rotates on .

  5. Dear John King McDonald, I wrote the above in haste. I’m pressuring myself to finish the next book, but Matt could help expose federal corruption. He has the Patriot Ledger connection, this story is related to his Patriot Ledger article concerning the Brian Halloran and Michael Donahue murders (newspapers like followups), Matt knows Stephen Davis, and Matt is an excellent writer. The reason for this comment, haste caused writing “question” instead of “questioning” (last sentence of previous comment).

  6. Dear John King, Yes, Brian Halloran was screaming in agonizing death throes. He was screaming profanities at Whitey and Whitey was screaming profanities at him. After dropping Brian Halloran with a couple of bullets, Whitey tortured him for about two minutes. My brother testified in front of Judge Lindsay concerning the Brain Halloran and Michael Donahue murders. Brian Halloran was wearing white coveralls. Whitey started shooting at his ankles and slowly moved up to his chest. My brother watched the red dots appear on Brian Halloran’s white coveralls. He said Brian Halloran was “flapping like a flounder.”
    Stephen Rakes was my best friend. He wouldn’t even lend me money. He lent NOBODY money. Stephen once told me, “I’ll feed you. I’ll cloth you. But I won’t lend you money.” The story that William Camuti owed Stephen Rakes money is outrageous!
    Kevin Weeks testified that Whitey never left his car when murdering Brian Halloran. My brother’s testimony concerning the Brian Halloran and Michael Donohue murders was completely different from Kevin Weeks’ testimony concerning those murders. My brother told the truth, he had no reason to lie. Kevin Weeks had a major reason to lie – he wanted to increase his status as a government witness. The federal seal was placed on my brother’s witness statement to allow Kevin Weeks’ perjury. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that fragment of federal corruption.
    Two FBI agents were at the apartment of my brother’s girlfriend 40 minutes after the murders. His license plate was registered to our mother’s house. My mother didn’t know the location of that apartment. The only way the FBI could have found his girlfriend’s apartment was if they followed my brother’s car or if one of Whitey’s gang followed his car and contacted the FBI.
    Stephen Rakes was determined to expose Kevin Weeks’ perjury. Matt writes extensively about Fred Wyshak – but seems not to care when someone determined to release a “bombshell” – that would also expose Fred Wyshak for allowing perjury – gets murdered. I was hoping Matt would speak to Stephen Davis and use this interview for another excellent Patriot Ledger article. That’s how you create change, by getting the public interested. Matt has the contacts for publishing at the Patriot Ledger. He should at least try to publish an article questioning why William Camuti has escaped justice. This article could also mention related perjury allowed by Fred Wyshak. Such an article would definitely help educate the public about federal corruption – something desperately needed! But considering how the press bows to the FBI, doing so would probably kill the article.
    I will not give up trying to expose this federal corruption. Matt is a good man. I hope he remembers Edmund Burke’s quote: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” A Patriot Ledger article question why William Caumti has escaped justice would be a wonderful Christmas gift for America.

  7. Deep hypnotic state structures . As much as we may war against it … cultural indoctrination stays with you. .. for better or worse …for richer or poorer … until death doth part the sea … and Jesus descends once more from the Mother Ship 🙂

    1. To understand the concept of “deep state” structures study the recent history of Egypt. Morsi was ejected from power by the entrenched bureaucracy he needed to rule his country. Glorious Leader faces the same type of opposition. Only an intense chistka that purges anti-Trump elements in the government will keep Trump in power. The FBI supports him, and, will help the dictator quell his domestic opposition, then, the real fun will begin. The proletariat will come to know its’ true enemies, and, act accordingly. It is always darkest before the dawn.

      All power to the dialectic!

      John: Get yourself a copy of Marcuse’s”Revolution and Revolt”, then, you can talk intelligently about the dialectic, rather than, blowing mindless insults out your corn-hole. On the positive side, I see you are using more commas.

      1. Professor Khalinsky :

        Keep up this boorish dialectical tripe like some chattering owl eyed Marxist Intro to Western Civilization ripe and tweedy Tenure suckup all you want. Cite books and authors you may or may not be truly conversant wirh at your magnindolent leisure. Nobody takes your boilerplate Marxist bs seriously except sophomoric undergrads at the Community Colleges you did some brief and thankless stints at.

        You are simply out of your depth here in any contest of wits or writing styles with me. Look Jackass, you very often misplace commas. I attempted to humor your ludicrously absurd punctuation woes before. Now I simply tell you that you have not the talent, the academic credentials, or the wit to criticize a writer who scintillates where you only glow a dull Commie and Common Red!

        You would give your saliva dripping incisors to have ever been able to produce that last sentence. 🙂

        So, We got under Professor Khalinsky’s skin. And just look at the eruptions. Like a robotic ideologue faithful to the unimaginative and anti-intellectual creeds of those he deems his Masters, he sets up his … ” You need more commas, strawmen ” … and then burns in his own fields.


        If you require any instruction as to the … Proper … placement of commas in your screeds, I will be happppppyyyy to straighten you out. You condescending semi-literate twit.


  8. Calm down there Walter Duranty … MOSCOW BUREAU CHIEF NY TIMES … Walter denied widespread famine and liquidation of the Kulaks in UKRAINE by Stalin. Or what you might refer to as the petit-bourgeoisie. In this Vaudeville Theater, that passes at times for a serious blog , I generally have you following the Polemical Pandas … the DIALECTIC is BUSHWA.

    When you dig your way through the snow to nose your way to Marcuse … I get a chuckle from a hot sketch writing style ….But I mean … C’mon man …. Not even the Russians. take that Hegelian Dialectic in the service of the Workers Revolution stuff seriously … for the past CENTURY … It’s a Shtick., Right. YEP … RHETORICAL QUESTION. 🙂

    1. Coup d’etat vs counter coup d’etat

      You are watching the “deep state” structures of our government making their will known. We first experienced this phenomena during Nixon’s demise. Trump will fall much more quickly than Nixon.

  9. How about our Glorious Leader? Nobody following the news?

    Elmer: You did a great job explaining the significance of Pussy Riot. What’s your read on Trump]s relationship to Putin? How’s Manafort fit in? Do you think Glorious Leader is an FSB dupe, or, fully party to the subversion of American Democracy? What do you think he sold out for?

    This must be a sleepy day for bloggers.

  10. Living in an apartment and expecting all those who live above, below and adjacent to you to keep the same activity schedule is unrealistic. Calling the police for a “disturbing the peace” complaint in this type of situation would likely result in a response that is unsatisfactory to the complainant. There would be a knock on the door from the police both before and after the police interviewed the noise generator, definitely disturbing the complainant’s peace, especially when he or she is told that the observed activity does not meet the requirements for a “disturbing the peace” complaint . It would be more appropriate to shift the expectation or take steps to mitigate the experience.

  11. ‘ Zactly … If you know the enemy of truth … Washington Marjorie Majority Post … has an axe to grind …why underwhelm with the obvious! … The battle lines are clearly delineated. This is just more old news.

  12. Bourgeois twaddle. Who cares? Black, or, white, the cranky neighbors were petit-bourgeois twits.

    If the building was at a different, less desirable, address, the downstairs neighbor could have gone upstairs to bang on his neighbor’s door with a hammer. He’d be waving the neck of a busted whisky bottle, verbally abusing the neighbor in the crudest of terms. After seeing the downstairs neighbor raging out in the hallway, the upstairs guy flips out and shoots right through the door, killing the dude from downstairs. How would race fit into that scenario? I’d consider it more a matter of respect/disrespect than color. Should the upstairs neighbor have called the authorities before, or, after, blowing away his downstairs neighbor?

  13. Matt: Two days ago, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes had 2 “journalists” as guests: one, Michelle Goldberg, said Trump’s post-election rallies were “menacing and threatening” and she asserted Trump will turn America into “a racist police state”; the other nodded in agreement, saying Trump’s rallies were like “Klan rallies.”
    Talk about stoking fires!

  14. Matt: Another example of the media stoking up racial animus:

    Here’s NBC editing an audio trying to make George Zimmerman look like a racist and racial profiler:

    Here’s the transcript of the edited audio NBC played:
    Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.

    Here’s the actual transcript:
    Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
    Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
    Zimmerman: He looks black.

  15. Another good example of why the leftist media are distrusted and despised: bogus stories; manufactured maladies; mountains out of molehills. “Hands up, don’t shoot!” The Cambridge Police! Boston Latin School.
    So, too, we see how some folks bristle at the slightest slights. Cry-babies with chips on their shoulders constantly beset by boogymen.

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