The Origins of White Grievance

The moment we develop an awareness of rules, we become mesmerized by those who violate them. If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that the outlaw’s antics captivate us; the bolder his defiance, the greater our fascination. We secretly admire those who defy convention and rules that we ourselves feel compelled to follow, but that we in our hearts -despise. This fascination often includes a hero-worship of those who lie and distort reality and those who are willing to wreak havoc. Cheering the outlaw seems to be a part of the innate human personality. Who can deny that, even as we were school children, the hellion enthralled us, as did the bully who disrupted class, defied, and challenged authority? His occasional outbursts helped us get through the monotony of the school day. He provided entertainment without serious consequence. …


The Origins of White Grievance

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At the moment we develop an awareness of rules, we become mesmerized by those who violate them. If we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit that the outlaw’s antics captivate us; the bolder his defiance, the greater our fascination. We secretly admire those who defy conventions and the rules that we ourselves feel compelled to follow, but that we in our hearts -despise. This fascination often includes a hero-worship of those who lie and distort reality, and those who are willing to wreak havoc. Reverence for the outlaw seems to be a part of the innate human personality. Who can deny that, even as school children, the hellion enthralled us, as did the bully who disrupted class, defied, and challenged authority? His occasional outbursts helped us get through the monotony of the school day. He provided entertainment without serious consequence. …


Is The United States at Risk of Becoming a Dictatorship

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During his 2016 Presidential campaign, Trump told the American people that America was broken. He attacked our Judiciary, our electoral system, and the American Media. He told the country that America had lost its way and that he alone could save it. Trump then began to hint that Democracy was not suited for this country, that America needed a great leader, and that he was that leader. In the process, he heaped praise on leaders of repressive regimes like Russia’s Putin and Kim Jong-un of North Korea. When in December of 2015, Putin described Trump as bright and talented, Trump gushed. On several occasions, Trump expressed his desire to be America’s dictator. Few connected the dots. On February 28, 2017, Trump went on National T.V and declared his intention that America would become a one-party state with him as its leader. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/.. The Statement, though frightening, was largely ignored by media outlets. Trump has recently placed people in critical government positions who are now openly calling for the establishment of a dictatorship. …


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Convinced that the majority of Americans believe that he is their anointed leader. Candidate Trump moves to have Americans ratify his first term. He seeks a mandate from the public to continue along the same path indefinitely. Ratification is like providing approval after the fact. It’s as if he is saying, show me that you approve of the things that I have done.

The rapidly changing demographics of this country have resulted in a significantly weakened republican party. The party is now like a drowning man desperate for life; he will grab on to anything that might keep him from going under. The initial reaction to this existential threat was to limit access to the ballot and to appoint Judges who will endorse this strategy when cases end up in court. The United States Supreme court, under Chief Justice Roberts, has adopted a States Rights approach to voting. The Roberts court has determined it is the States and not the Federal government’s responsibility to determine eligibility Standards for voting. …


Pandemic of White Supremacist’s Infiltration into Police Departments is lethal to Black and Brown Bodies

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A 2019 investigation found that hundreds of police officers were members of White supremacists hate groups on social media — where they regularly posted racist and anti-Semitic content — including Confederate and anti-governmental groups (Carless and Corey 2019).

Evidence of significant White Supremacist’s penetration into police departments Across the country is well cataloged. According to federal investigators, by 2015, the problem had reached epidemic proportions. That year, there was three times the number of killings by police than in 2014 or prior. This despite a drop in violent crime. …


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There is a disease process that afflicts many African Americans and other minorities in this Country. It is called Stockholm Syndrome. In the arena of politics, Stockholm Syndrome manifests itself when people willingly agree to become instruments in their destruction. For example, when blacks and other minorities knowingly submit to efforts by others to disenfranchise them, or when they willingly support those that promote evils such as coerced segregation, voter suppression, and the building of walls.

Stockholm Syndrome is a psychological condition observed when a victim of abuse identifies, attaches to and bonds positively with the agenda of people who abuse, and subjugate them. The syndrome was first identified in 1973 by the psychiatrist Nils Bejerot, after an attempted bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden. The attempted bank robbery resulted in a six-day hostage crisis during which, four bank employees were taken captive. The captors strapped explosives to their prisoners’ bodies and inflicted all manner of abuse and mistreatment upon them. The hostages were thrown into a bank vault, their lives were constantly threatened, and they were only intermittently fed and allowed to use toilet facilities. After the crisis, to the astonishment of many observers, the former hostages showed sympathy for their captors; refusing to cooperate with the police. Later, the former hostages refused to testify against their captors. …


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The Hypocrisy of Christian Evangelicals

The intersection of the Christian Far Right and the Alt-right movements

Donald Trump, in 2016 won 81 percent of the Christian evangelical vote. Since the election, this group’s devotion to Trump has not wavered. This unholy alliance seems to be at odds with the core principals of the evangelical movement, namely that, “Character matters.” The notion was given full expression during the Clinton impeachment trial, which arose out of his illicit relationship with Monica Lewinski. Throughout the trial, Evangelicals maintained that President Clinton should have been impeached, asserting that his behavior in office fell below standards of conduct evangelicals thought was appropriate for the office of the President. While many disagreed with them on this point, it was easy to understand their opposition to Clinton, which seemed to be on Moral and religious grounds. …


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America’s Covenant with Evil

Last week the Republican party presented its much-ballyhooed police reform bill. The Bill was introduced under the mantra, “we hear you.” The substance of the Bill suggests that a more appropriate mantra would have been, “we hear you, but we choose to ignore you.


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The growing International protest movement which arose out of the murder of George Floyd and others will undoubtedly result in sweeping legislation to curb police brutality. New laws are needed. For our republic to reach its full potential, blacks have to as well. The vestiges of white supremacy must be removed. Society has to accommodate a new reality of equality. The world now seems to recognize this. However, if past is prologue, we can expect to see patterns of counter legislation that will be enacted to even the score, and perhaps make matters worse.

Newton’s third law asserts that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. African Americans and those supporting our causes should pay particular heed to this. Every legal, constitutional and Statutory advancement from the end of slavery; to the civil rights Statutes, to affirmative action has been met with a series of opposing legislation aimed at nullifying any improvements. In some instances, the counter legislation has had the effect of virtually neutralizing the statute. The Lincoln emancipation proclamation was met with a set of laws that nearly nullified the thirteenth amendment. The Civil rights statutes of the sixties were likewise met with a series of draconian measures that resulted in the mass incarceration of black males. The landmark school desegregation decision, Brown v Board of Education led to mass white flight . https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown/brown-aftermath.html …


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German Chancellor Merkel exhorts America to seek reconciliation after Murder of Floyd

I had just finished my daily, well almost daily, COVID 19 home work out routine, when I grabbed my phone as I made my way toward the shower. Flipping through the various news stories. I was stopped in my tracks by a News Feed which read, “Angela Merkel calls for reconciliation after the ‘Terrible’ Floyd murder. Wow, I thought as I stepped into the shower. People across the globe are taking our movement seriously, if they are mixing it up in the streets in Germany; over the death of an African American in the United States. I mean, wasn’t Germany supposed to be the birthplace of racial intolerance. I know that there had been international support for the protests happening in the U.S. But things must really be out of control if the chancellor had to make a call for reconciliation among the German people. I couldn’t wait to read the details. …

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Patrick Cage

Patrick B. Cage is a Labor Lawyer and Reiki Grand Master practicing in the Midwest. Upcoming book “Profound Secrets of Jesus and His Inner Circle.”

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