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Comment Archives: stories: Opinion: Rhetoric & Reason

Re: “Genetic trauma

Indoctrination by the liberal establishment into feeling guilty for black slavery that took place in the industrializing world is a good example of modern political brainwashing for an agenda that cant be directly promoted.

Slavery has always been a raceless issue. Before there was black slavery in the colonies, the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish were enslaved by the ruling elite of the time. While many slaves are taken because they are seen as lesser, all races have been victims of slavery, and that includes whites. In Greece whites were enslaved and used for the manual tasks the rich did not want to partake in. In Rome, Gauls and Angles were taken as slaves Caesar enslaved as many as one million Gauls. Viking raiders sold captured Britons into slavery in the Muslim world. White slaves acted as a form of foreign exchange when dealing with Muslim countries mostly English people living on the coast, Slavs, Irish and Flemish slaves were sold to the Muslim world, or kidnapped by Muslim pirates, and while the men were worked to death as galley slaves, women and children were made into prostitutes. The establishment likes to make us think that the slavery that took place in Spain involves a mass number of black slaves but until the fall of Muslim Spain, whites made up the majority of slaves in Spain. The Russians, when they werent enslaving each other, were being enslaved by Ottoman and Mongolian raiders. In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary pirates (corsairs). Their captors, Ali Hakem and his network of Islamic slave traders, had declared war on the whole of Christendom. France, Spain, England and Italy had suffered a series of devastating attacks. Thousands of Europeans had been snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis, and Sal in Morocco. Historian Richard Dunn has stated that the early sugar plantations of the British West Indies were nothing more than mass graves for white workers. The most recent direct slavery that whites had to endure took place when British parliament passed laws that resulted in the poorest Britons being sent to work in the colonies (USA). An Englishman, William Eddis, after observing white slaves in America: they groan beneath a worse than Egyptian bondage. Aristocratic Tories supported the program of slavery forced upon the poorest. This came at a time when British Parliament was condemning the black slavery that was taking place in the West Indies. Yes while complaining about mistreated black slaves in the West Indies, they were passing laws that enabled their own people to be sold into slavery. Work that one out! Oliver Cromwell, known for oppressing Catholics, also enslaved many Protestant whites; many of them also sent to the colonies. In February, 1656, Oliver Cromwell sent 1,200 poor women for enslavement and deportation to the colonies. In March, he repeated the process, but increased the order to 2,000 young women of England. Charles II continued to enslave white Protestants after Cromwell. In 1656, when ensuring the enslavement of Protestant rebels in the Caribbean colonies, the legislation he passed resulted in very harsh conditions for the slaves Richard Hall noted The condition of these Rebels was by this Act made as bad, if not worse than the negroes. Slavery manifested itself in all sorts of forms. The Cherokee Indians and many blacks were even known to have purchased or obtained white slaves. The Southern Confederacys land owners were actually known to treat the black slaves to better clothes, accommodation and food as compared to the white slaves. This was because black slaves, being much rarer in the earlier years of slavery in the colonies, were also much more costly and so land owners treated the blacks well, even if for their own interests. Due to this, many white slaves died of malnutrition or of various diseases. If a white slave was to have sexual intercourse with another slave during the 18th century slavery in the colonies, the period they are expected to be a slave would be extended, and if the female white slave got pregnant, the children would have to serve a modern life sentence (give or take a few years) in slavery. On the topic of child slavery, many British children sold into slavery, some as young as eight, were sold so that they can work on the Virginia fields as laborers. Some were even used as human brooms to sweep chimneys. One could argue that the horrendous wages Britons were expected to work on during the industrial period was just wage slavery; just as slaves were given the basic necessities to stop them from dying, British workers were given a wage only high enough to afford the basic necessities to stop them from dying. Long after slavery was ditched by the British Empire, white children were forced to work down in the mines, or, as the apprentice of a chimney sweep, both jobs that were very low paid and very dangerous. However, if the child didnt do the job, they would starve and die in the street; nobody would help as people during this time were relatively deprived and had their own families to look after. We could go into how American Africans are the wealthiest and most privileged Africans on earth, specifically because they were brought over as slaves, or how its funny to talk about slavery when companies like Amazon exist, but this is a good place to end the lesson.

Did they teach about any of this at the white guilt workshop? The next time someone comes at you with this anti-white agenda, tell them to check their privilege and thank White Christians for ending slavery (and the values of the enlightenment in general). Im still waiting on reparations from North African Muslims for my people being stolen from their homelands. As a white person Im epigenetically affected by this tragedy.

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Posted by Kate Steinle on 07/11/2019 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Under siege

If the park is such a boon to local communities, then why is it that one of the most depressed local economies in the county is literally the gateway to the park? Oceano, stop letting everyone pi55 on you. Oceano could be the gateway to a pristine dune ecosystem, attracting visitors from around the world, instead of just yahoos from Bumfuckersfield.

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Posted by something or other on 07/09/2019 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Under siege

Thanks, Al, for comparing the ODSVRA park to a Superfund site. You certainly nailed that one.

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Posted by something or other on 07/09/2019 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Under siege

For the facts, please see our documentary series What We Need To Know About Oceano Beach and Dunes at

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Posted by on 07/05/2019 at 11:08 AM

Re: “Under siege

"developers probably shouldn't have cut down thousands of eucalyptus trees that formed a partial windbreak and some protection from blowing dust, . . . "
". . . "old-timers" recall working with bandanas against the dust from the dunes in the 1940s, [so] this dust hazard has always existed,

Solving the problem need not include closing the dunes to off-roaders.

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Posted by Gail Katherine Lightfoot on 07/04/2019 at 9:14 AM

Re: “California ramblings

@ra237 LOL true. While I enjoyed hearing his story, it's also a bitter pill to read these accounts of the boomers, to read what has been taken from us between then and today. You know, a man who spends so much time going on about "socialism" sure enjoyed a whole lot of it.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/21/2019 at 2:48 PM

Re: “California ramblings

Must have been nice. We need another World War

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/21/2019 at 2:42 PM

Re: “California ramblings

Al's piece is pure California to me. It kindles the California lust that first struck me in the early 60's. It would be almost a decade before I first viewed paradise, visiting friends, who like Al made the journey, endured a saga of life bumps but found the joy out here. They were living the life that I could only long for, back in the mid-west. We visited as frequently as we could, what with raising a family and earning a living. Each trip fired up the envy engine, but the California dream was alive and a motivation.
Realities like Al's were always little islands of inspiration as we looked for ways to make it work for us out here. Two daughters, a career, relative cost of living kept California on the dream shelf, until we retired. We truly jumped and kicked our heels the day we got our California driver's license. That was in 2007 and we've been living our dream since. No we can't load up the history of being a young man or woman out here, and a lot has changed, but when I read Al's reflection and hear other stories of those who came earlier, it somehow renews the glow, makes me feel a little younger, enriches the knowledge that I too am a California guy and my lovely bride of 50 years is a California girl. California, here we are!

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Posted by Tom Cochrun on 06/20/2019 at 3:54 PM

Re: “California ramblings

It's a shame Fonzi's generation went on to vote itself a regressive tax subsidy paid for by the young and implement restrictive zoning laws that have driven prices up through the roof.

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Posted by ra237 on 06/20/2019 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Resuscitating recycling

I'm surprised the IWMA is unaware of the recycling center that opened in Oceano late last year. It's next to our new coffee shop on the main street through town. The operator was supposed to install landscaping to keep it from being another eyesore, but that hasn't happened and the County hasn't insisted on upholding the permit conditions.

Posted by Cynthia Replogle on 06/15/2019 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Resuscitating recycling

Recycle if it makes you feel good.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 06/14/2019 at 4:14 PM

Re: “The great connector

Only the "lucky," who have never gone through a tragedy, say it should be private. You cannot rely on people to give their money or food or power away, they simply don't , for the most part, especially the ones who have hoarded the most - it's just not in their nature. It is humiliating to ask for money or food. When my father left us we had to rely on food stamps until we got back on our feet. If we allow people to hoard resources then we have to create a balance.

Posted by JKTrout on 06/07/2019 at 11:33 AM

Re: “An intellectual chasm

Something or other, Fonzi actually brings up important points about the contradictions of liberalism we are facing today. What do we do when men who are allowed to legally identify as women push actual biological women out of women's competitive sports because on average men are bigger and stronger than women? Will the post modern ideology of 'anything can be anything' also apply to economics? Can a poor person identify as a rich person and demand banks treat him so? Or does this ideology only apply to gender identity? I know it was applied to race at one point but people like Rachel Dolezal, a white person who identified as black and wore black makeup to that effect, quickly become a laughingstock. So maybe one day if I decide I identify as a rich black woman (Guys, you need to call me Oprah now or you will be banned from the internet and payment processors), maybe only the female part will be taken seriously and I can sue people for "misgendering" me but not for "misfinancializing" or "misracializing" me. I don't know how this is all going to play out but it's all important to figure out now, what you can and can not identify as in the new progressive America.
Fonzi also made good points about Christians, you might know them as "Easter Worshipers". Where do the rights of Christians start and non-Christians begin? Are we a secular nation, or a Christian nation that separates Church from state? Should Christians be forced to bake the gay wedding cake or will they lose their livelihoods or worse if they refuse? I know Fonzi is an old republican boomer guy but he's actually brining up several relevant topics here.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/26/2019 at 3:31 PM

Re: “An intellectual chasm

"traditional conservatives" LMAO! Remind me again what American conservatives have conserved? Israel? I can't think of anything else. Look, I gave Trump a shot but he basically lied about every promise so I will not be supporting him in 2020. The only way I will support Trump is if Biden wins the Democrat nomination. Biden is even more retarded than Trump. Yes with Biden the Democrats have developed new forms of retardation not though possible.

Anyways now it's all about Yang Gang! Yang 2020!

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/26/2019 at 2:48 PM

Re: “An intellectual chasm

Thank you for yet another rambling, disjointed, yet mildly amusing lecture by Al "Hair on Fire" Fonzi.

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Posted by something or other on 05/23/2019 at 9:15 AM

Re: “A question for our times

I believe it is true Trump doesnt want to go to war in Iran.

But, it is true that he will do anything Jared Kushner tells him to do.

So I dont think Trump's reluctance to bomb Iran means much at all.

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/16/2019 at 7:02 PM

Re: “Cries for help remain unanswered

The Boomer is strong with Al Fonzi.

6 million Venezuelans are being gassed by monster Maduro (the latin Assad)!!
Only free markets, support of Israel, and legal immigration can save them!
Boomers to your keyboards! It's literally 1945 again!

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Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/09/2019 at 12:50 PM

Re: “They just can't say it

Regarding the "innocence" of the self-proclaimed sex offender, liar, bigot, and nationalist, all I have to say is this:

199, 37, 5

Let's see if you can guess what those numbers represent, aside from the Republican willingness to allow Russia to attack our elections so long as they can benefit from it.

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Posted by E Huber on 05/03/2019 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Keep it clean

Regulate the product, not the producer. Would have been a simple change back when the original environmental protection laws were written, now it's a big deal.

Posted by Ian Tanner on 05/03/2019 at 7:14 AM

Re: “Keep it clean

LOL! "green" capitalism isn't going to save capitalism.

Posted by matarbongo2 on 05/02/2019 at 1:17 PM

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