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kleinbl00  ·  181 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 20, 2018

Demography is Destiny

I'm not sure where to put this but you know, it's 9am and I feel like drinkin'. I'm down in LA and the Gini coefficient down here is off the chain compared to Seattle and the white people are oh so very much more plastic than they are where I live and it's one of those things that makes you go hmmm.

And my honky brethren on the wrong side of the aisle are busy throwing children in cages because they fear change and my honky president is busy sucking up to authoritarians because you know what? They keep the colored folk from acting up. And we've got

And we've got white deaths outstripping white births in 26 states, up from 17 just two years ago and we've got Fentanyl deaths up 540% from 2013-2016

And fundamentally?

This is what a scared, angry, uneducated electorate looks like.

Demographically, white folx are losing. They still have all sorts of advantages over non-white folx but they don't see it that way because previously, they've always been on top and the great experiment has shifted that shit. Poke around here a little bit. White opioid deaths are TEN TIMES as high as everyone else's opioid deaths. If you've got a representative sample of dead junkies in your morgue, one of them is hispanic, one of them is black, and eight of them are white.

But demographically, white folx like me are gonna be fine, just fine. I've got one kid and she's in private school and I've got five figures on my mortgage and I've got a pension and like 5 IRAs and all sorts of other shit and I have the patience, time and attention span to read geopolitical newsletters and right or wrong, I have an opinion about the Bank of International Settlements. Me and my peeps are the genetic overlords from now until the sun is a cinder so long as we can keep the uppity brown folx from acting up, and so long as we can keep the uppity white folx from tearing it all down around our shoulders.

You know what's funny? The rich white folx are all twitterpated over longevity research because they look at demographics and recognize there aren't enough people to pay for their dotage. They want radical life extension because they think the economy is going to crash without enough kids earning wages.


I dunno, man. I'm ashamed of my people. I'm seeing silver linings around Purdue Pharma.

I think we're at "anger."

By the time the folx who made it to 2035 look around and see what's left, they'll be demographically done. America will be brown again. It still won't be equal because plantation owners like me will have an even greater percentage of the spoils and by then, we're going to be nearly fucking immortal bitch and it'll take something like the Peleponnesian Wars to knock us out of Sparta.

I'm sorry. I didn't do this? But I'm certainly taking advantage of it.

We're likely to have seven employees by the end of the year. If things pan out according to plan my wife will be one of two white people. But she will fuckin' own the place and I've got all the empathy in the world but that part ain't changin'.

And that's how we got here, I guess.

cgod  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Equals are some deep cut material.

One of my kids favorite songs.

I can listen to it five times in a row and like it more each play.

kleinbl00  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm pathetic, like one of those drama kids who know who Tears for Fears are through Gary Jules.

It's fair to say that Spahn Ranch's interpretation is lifeless and uninspired; nonetheless, in the ouvre of the band it's kind of emblematic of the point where they sorta gave up on that whole dark'n'dusky industrial thing.

cgod  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Equals were kind of formative for later British bands. They led the way for future racially integrated bands on the island. The specials and really most the 2nd wave ska bands were into them. They influenced the Clash, who covered the Equals "Police on my Back."

The lead singer was Eddie Grant who you might remember from his solo hit "Electric Avenue." Eddie moved back to the Caribbean after the Equals and shook up some of the strong divisions between different Caribbean music styles, getting people from various backgrounds to record and collaborate with each other. It was almost a music revolution but not quite.