seanw on kweeper http://www.kweeper.com/seanw Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:06:04 +0100 http://www.kweeper.com/avatars/c50x50/240-seanw.jpg Kweeper http://www.kweeper.com/seanw A Racist in the White House http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6387968 On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama beat John McCain by nine and a half million votes and became the country’s first African-American President. In 2016, Donald Trump, an unapologetic racist, lost the popular ballot by three million votes but, thanks to the antediluvian rules that still govern our voting system, succeeded Obama in the Oval Office. Understanding the role of racism and its persistence in this dismal pivot will be as central to our understanding of our times as it was to our understanding of Reconstruction. What’s curious is just how many people have resisted seeing squarely Trump’s racism, his shrewd exploitation of animosity, hatred, and division for political advantage. Trump is hardly a man of subtle concealment. W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that Andrew Johnson’s unwillingness to enact policies to give freedmen land, a decent education, or voting rights resided, first and foremost, in “his inability to picture Negroes as men.” Trump’s hostility toward minorities and his capacity to signal that hostility to others has never been a secret. This quality is central to his politics and his appeal. The biography is plain. As real-estate developers in the nineteen-seventies, Trump and his father did what they could to keep people of color out of their buildings in Brooklyn and Queens. These slimy stratagems attracted the attention of the Department of Justice. As a tabloid bigmouth eager to enhance his peculiar brand of outrageous celebrity, Trump paid for ad space in the New York papers to call for the execution of the so-called Central Park Five. Long after they were vindicated and given a collective award of forty-one million dollars, Trump refused to apologize or reconsider. Trump always made a point of forming “friendships” with Don King, Mike Tyson, and a few other black celebrities, but the fraud was obvious. As Kip Brown, a driver who worked at one of Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City, told Nick Paumgarten in The New Yorker, “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor. . . . I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.” The foundational cause of Trump’s fledgling political career was not tax policy or the nuclear deal with Iran; it was the promotion of “birtherism,” the conspiracy theory that Obama was lying about his citizenship and place of origin. After the election, a ban on Muslim immigration was among Trump’s top priorities. His ongoing cruelties directed at men, women, and children at the southern border is a naked attempt to strike fear into would-be migrants throughout Mexico and Central America and to arouse the approval of white voters. The President’s views are clear: black athletes who dare to protest police violence are “sons of bitches”; African countries are “shitholes”; and there are some “fine people” among the bigoted thugs who carried tiki torches and chanted “Blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” in Charlottesville. Just last week, the President invited to the White House leading members of the far-right social-media crowd, including one “Carpe Donktum,” who recently made a nasty altered video of Joe Biden; Bill Mitchell, who ladles out the latest QAnon conspiracy theories; the oppo-research operative James O’Keefe III; and Ali Alexander, who, like the President’s own son, recently shared a tweet that called into question Kamala Harris’s racial background. A sterling bunch. At the meeting, Trump expressed the full knowledge that cyber-fuelled hatred and racism had helped him win the election. He honored the group with a White House invitation in the hopes that it will be there for him again in 2020. “The crap you think of is unbelievable!” he told them in bemused admiration. These were his people. And, like a self-infatuated child, Trump said of his own tweets, “I used to watch it like a rocket ship when I put out a beauty.” Over the weekend, Trump put out a beauty, telling his sixty million Twitter followers that four members of Congress—Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib—four Democrats on the left, four women of color, should “go back” to the countries “from which they came” if they were going to keep on criticizing him. This was a threat of the ugliest variety, and one with a malodorous history. And a President of the United States was making it. At a press conference Monday, Ocasio-Cortez said that when she visited Washington, D.C., as a girl, her father showed her the Capitol, the reflecting pool, the Lincoln Memorial, and other sites of American democracy and told her, “This belongs to all of us.” “This weekend that very notion was challenged,” Ocasio-Cortez said. This was precisely the point: Trump was saying that these four women of color did not belong. He would never have said something similarly threatening to a white critic. In his conception of American-ness, white people belong; the rest are contingent. https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-racist-in-the-white-house-donald-trump-tweets-ocasio-cortez-tlaib-omar-pressley http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6387968 Tue, 06 Aug 2019 11:06:04 +0100 seanw Arnold Schwarzenegger gets attacked in South Africa http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6375830 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6375830 Sun, 19 May 2019 12:23:23 +0100 seanw Pochettino in tears! Incredible scenes as Spurs reach Champions League final! http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6374162 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6374162 Thu, 09 May 2019 01:30:51 +0100 seanw Pussy Riot Member Veronika Nikulshina Arrested in Moscow http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6370746 Pussy Riot member Veronika Nikulshina has been taken into police custody in Moscow, their representative confirms to press. She was detained along with Alexey Yershov and Maxim Karnaukhov, who head the Russian theatre company Teatr Na Vynos. They have since been released from police custody, the Associated Press reports. Pussy Riot issued the following statement to press: Right at the exit from their apartment Nika, Alexey and Maxim were arrested before going to the “Golden Mask” theatre award at the Bolshoi theatre, the main theatre award in Russia where all 3 were officially nominated and invited. Police said they need to take them them in for a certain check up. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6370746 Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:21:32 +0100 seanw pussy riot Notre Dame: Blaze engulfs medieval icon http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6370544 A symbol of so many things – France, Europe, Western civilisation, Christian history and more. Really a terrible loss. Let's hope much is saved. Viva la France 🇦🇺🇫🇷 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6370544 Tue, 16 Apr 2019 06:42:23 +0100 seanw notre dame de paris LAPD on suspect, motive in Nipsey Hussle shooting http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6367919 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6367919 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:33:33 +0100 seanw #BREAKING: Nipsey Hussle Shooting Captured on Surveillance Video http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6367918 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6367918 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:28:57 +0100 seanw breaking IMAGE: Desert meets the sea in Namibia http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6357906 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6357906 Sat, 26 Jan 2019 15:47:55 +0100 seanw namibia desert sea #YellowDance– Ireland's Yellow Vests dancing in solidarity with French 'Yellow Vest' movement http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6354349 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6354349 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 17:08:33 +0100 seanw yellowdance POLITICS WHITE HOUSE Trump Is in Trouble. Here's How Much Worse It Can Get http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6321972 TIME’s new cover: Trump is in trouble. Here's how much worse it could get https://ti.me/2wl1mf1 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6321972 Fri, 24 Aug 2018 01:31:32 +0100 seanw A regular-season La Liga match will be played in the United States. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6318358 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6318358 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:58:56 +0100 seanw Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy, Killing at Least 7 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/6317516 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/6317516 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:25:49 +0100 seanw Virtual look at the caves trapping boys http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6292225 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6292225 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:34:52 +0100 seanw thai cave rescue thailand Divers in Thailand put their lives at stake to rescue 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6292224 #Divers #Thailand http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6292224 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:33:09 +0100 seanw thai cave rescue thailand Thai cave rescue: First boys rescued http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6292223 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6292223 Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:32:25 +0100 seanw thai cave rescue UCLA has had enough :-) http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6277782 Fake UCLA Masturbation Notice http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6277782 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:42:35 +0100 seanw masturbation Conor McGregor FULL Court Appearance for UFC 223 Bus Incident http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/6242330 https:/www./youtube.com/watch?v=tLaHGcI7new http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/6242330 Sat, 07 Apr 2018 12:12:20 +0100 seanw Police Respond To Active Shooter Reports At YouTube HQ - April 3, 2018 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6238035 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6238035 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:46:07 +0100 seanw Active shooter at YouTube's California headquarters http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6238034 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6238034 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:44:47 +0100 seanw All-Star Game : Team LeBron vs Team Stephen - Full Game Highlights http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6177749 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/6177749 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:34:59 +0100 seanw Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain smirk while RuPaul tries to console a screaming Frances Bean, 1993. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156305 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156305 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:43:13 +0100 seanw The Highway of Death, officially known as Highway 80. This is the result of US forces bombing Iraqi http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156303 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156303 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:42:26 +0100 seanw Cameron Diaz at Cannes Film Festival, 1994. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156302 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156302 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:41:38 +0100 seanw Clint Eastwood on his motorcycle, late 1960s. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156295 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156295 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:40:21 +0100 seanw The first drawing of the Eiffel Tower by Maurice Koechlin, 1883. Including a size comparison with la http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156265 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156265 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:20:25 +0100 seanw eiffel tower David Bowie outside L’Hotel in the left bank, Paris, 1976. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156238 #Bowie http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/6156238 Sat, 03 Feb 2018 11:09:48 +0100 seanw bowie Terror attack in Barcelona | CBC News Network special coverage CBC News http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/5881977 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/5881977 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:54:35 +0100 seanw barcelona attack Photo of the car that ran into anti-Nazi protestors in #Charlottesville. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/5877734 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/5877734 Sat, 12 Aug 2017 21:58:34 +0100 seanw charlottesville 18 injured as Langham Place escalator malfunctions by going the opposite way http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/5652827 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/5652827 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:17:50 +0100 seanw Hollywood residents awoke Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, to find the iconic Hollywood sign had been altered t http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/5300586 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/5300586 Sun, 01 Jan 2017 22:32:14 +0100 seanw photo of Obama on AF1 as it came into land in #Havana. Excitement palpable. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/3518419 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/3518419 Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:06:15 +0100 seanw obama havana cuba How to send an 'E mail' - Database - 1984 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/3457414 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/3457414 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:30:42 +0100 seanw Paul McCartney has recorded jingles for your Skype chats http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/3069286 Skype’s animated emoji are already the best in the business, but the Microsoft-owned company wants to make them even better, recruiting Sir Paul McCartney to record music for a new set to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The new “Love Mojis” include Sumo Cupid, Flirting Banana and Excited Octopus, each of which are accompanied by a guitar riff or synth jingle from the mind of McCartney to get us in the mood for the annual holiday of love. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/3069286 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:15:48 +0100 seanw skype beatles paul mccartney Homs after war. Destructions, lonely children. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/3032011 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/3032011 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:26:19 +0100 seanw Space Oddities: David Bowie’s 15 best deep cuts Mix By Mikey Iq Jones http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/audio/2943889 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/audio/2943889 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:34:14 +0100 seanw david bowie A Buried “Daytime Hotel” rediscovered in all its Art Nouveau Splendour http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2943884 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2943884 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:32:19 +0100 seanw italy Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2943868 Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2943868 Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:25:56 +0100 seanw donald trump El Chapo is already trying to plan his next escape http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2880166 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2880166 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:48:36 +0100 seanw el chapo El Chapo was apprehend wearing a tank from Kanye's line. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2880155 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2880155 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:47:22 +0100 seanw el chapo Fugitive Drug Lord El Chapo Re-arrested http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2880154 Joaquin Guzman has been recaptured seven months after he escaped from a maximum security prison. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2880154 Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:47:15 +0100 seanw mexico el chapo drug Brother of Paris Suspect Speaks Out http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/2562770 Mohamed Abdeslam, the brother of two suspects linked to the attacks on Friday in Paris, was released by Belgian police on Monday after several hours in custody. He tells reporters he doesn’t know where his fugitive brother Salah is, and that he does not know whether he will dare to surrender http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/2562770 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 21:57:36 +0100 seanw prayforparis Authorities in Belgium have made several arrests in the Brussels area of Molenbeek in a series of ra http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2548571 Authorities in Belgium have made several arrests in the Brussels area of Molenbeek in a series of raids. Belgian police arrested three suspects as they tried to cross the border from France on Friday night http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2548571 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:29:14 +0100 seanw prayforparis parisattack isis ISIS's Paris attack : Eight bombers carried out the devastating attacks http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2548563 Eight bombers carried out the devastating attacks, leaving 128 people dead and as many as 200 people injured in Paris http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2548563 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:27:04 +0100 seanw prayforparis parisattack isis ISIS's Paris attack jihadis sneaked into Europe as Syrian refugees http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2548553 One of the terrorists is believed to have left Syria, travelled through Turkey and registered as a refugee on the Greek island of Leros on October 3 before continuing his journey northwards eventually arriving in Paris http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2548553 Sun, 15 Nov 2015 10:21:14 +0100 seanw prayforparis parisattack ISIS Threatens Brother of Beheading Victim Saying 'Your Turn is Coming' | NBC Nightly News http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/2411699 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/2411699 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:18:10 +0100 seanw David Cameron on Saudi Arabia, Isis and welfare http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/2263067 David Cameron talks to Jon Snow at Conservative conference about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record, the response to Isis in Syria and his welfare changes. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/video/2263067 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:25:15 +0100 seanw david cameron A young Bruce Lee posing for a picture with Grandmaster Ip Man. http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2233164 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2233164 Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:57:39 +0100 seanw Map of Palestine from a 1947 issue of National Geographic http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2181935 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2181935 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:49:20 +0100 seanw Terrified Israeli policewoman protected by Palestinians while pelted by rocks from settlers. (Pictur http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2063515 http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/image/2063515 Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:36:21 +0100 seanw Moment banknotes were thrown at Sepp Blatter http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/2006280 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3ss7EsfWNE http://www.kweeper.com/seanw/sentence/2006280 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:20:37 +0100 seanw