Grieving For My Racist Brother

Four months ago I had my first session with my knew therapist. We began by dealing with the death of my youngest sister, and the death, or, disappearance of my older brother, Mark Presco. Assuming we would never lay eyes on each other again, I wanted to begin a grieving process with him. I did so. Hence, I conclude he does not deserve my grief. He did not tell me our sister was in the hospital, nor my mother, who died before I could talk to her, even go visit her. He did not tell me our father was dead. Vic Presco, and Mark Presco, were/are neo-Nazis. Mark and I are kin to Robert E. Lee, and John Fremont. My brother had a chance to change his evil ways. If there is a grave, and I find it, I will spit on it.

John Presco

I am a white man who has grown weary of the guilt trip laid on us by women and people of color. Indeed, I have grown intolerant. To many my intolerance makes me a bigot, my bigotry a sexist and racist. So be it. I hate no one because of their race or gender. I wish everyone health, wealth and happiness. However, I reject the white man’s burden. It is not our responsibility to provide the world with economic parity to white men. They have the responsibility to make their parts of the world as desirable as we have made ours, and to provide their children with the same quality of life we provide ours. We must take back our culture. The future of the world, our countries and our cultures cannot be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.

When one race chronically lives and grows its population at the expense of another race that race should be labeled a parasitic race.

Except for rare unforeseen emergency aid, everyone must be held responsible providing for themselves. It’s the only thing that works.

The Civil Rights Movement

The civil rights movement was the beginning of the end of race relations for me, but not for the reasons you might think. I was attending Oakland High in Oakland CA from ’60 to ’63. I did not perceive a race problem then. The racial mix was very close to the country today, majority white, a large black population and well represented with Asians and Latinos.

We liked the same music, went to the same dances and had a good time together. I played on the football team so many of my good friends were black. One of my best friends was black. I was very optimistic about the future, even contemplating us all melding into brown people.

I supported the civil rights movement because I knew there were still pockets of institutionalized racism in the country. I believed we were finally going to make the words of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution ring true for all Americans.

Almost immediately after civil rights were firmly established in this country, I begin to observe black people segregate themselves. The most important thing in the black community began to be perceived of as appropriately black. To this end black people have created their own music, their own dress, even their own language, in short, their own culture. This culture is not only intended to be different from the white culture, it is anti-white. To my mind it has become the most racist culture in this country. The worst insult one member of this culture can pay another is to accuse them of acting white. Within this culture constant charges and counter charges as to whether your skin is too light or too dark. Skin color is everything to this culture.

The worst of all is the concept of affirmative action which sprang from the civil rights movement. This is nothing more than reverse discrimination. Black people threw the concept of a color blind society right out window. They want us to notice their skin color and they demand privileged treatment because of it. This was the first nail in the coffin of race relations for me.

Being Appropriately Black In America

This brings us back to the basic dilemma. Do we treat people as individuals or as a group? Black people’s concept of affirmative action clearly shows that they want to be treated as a group. But this is not the only way.

It is now the 21st century and for the first time in the history of this country a man of color, Barak Obama, has a shot at the presidency. The first thing we heard from the black community is “Is he appropriately black?”

What does it mean to be appropriately black in America? It means promoting the official black agenda. They call it:

“Keeping the pressure up on the white man”:

· Keep the guilt trips coming.
· Never let the slavery wound heal, keep it open and bleeding.
· Never forgive or forget, or let white people forget, a single insult paid to black people.
· Never acknowledge a single thing white people do to for black people.
· Hold black people responsible for nothing.
· Hold white people responsible for everything.
· Blame it all on the “White Devil”.

Any black person who doesn’t do this is labeled a traitor to their race.

To prove this point: Following the civil rights movement the irresponsible reproduction and irresponsible parenting of black people has steadily increased to epidemic proportions.

“I’d love to hear the president change his mind about a lot of things,” said retired Army Col. Joseph Collins, a former instructor at West Point who until last year taught at the National Defense University, where senior officers and Pentagon civilians are groomed. “This business of threatening protesters with military forces, there was a lot of emotion with that.”

But he fears the president will strike back: “He was opposed by the secretary and the chairman. He doesn’t take those things lightly.”

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, a West Point graduate who sought the Democrati

Updated at 11:43 a.m. ET on June 9, 2020.

As I have watched Confederate monuments being removed by state and local governments, and sometimes by the forceful will of the American people, the fact that 10 U.S. Army installations are named for Confederate officers has weighed on me. That number includes the Army’s largest base, one very special to many in uniform: Fort Bragg, in North Carolina. The highway sign for Bragg proclaims it Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces. I had three assignments there during my career. Soldiers stationed at Bragg are rightly proud to serve in its elite units. Some call it “the Center of the Military Universe,” “the Mother Ship,” or even “Hallowed Ground.” But Braxton Bragg—the general for whom the base was named—served in the Confederate States Army.

As she shared her goals and aspirations with me in the library, my eyes drifted up past her right shoulder and settled upon a familiar figure. It was a portrait of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate Army and famous West Point graduate from the Class of 1829. Lee also was West Point’s superintendent from 1852 to 1855, and I remember living in barracks bearing his name while I attended the academy.

As my gaze settled upon the portrait, the irony washed over me in waves. The juxtaposition was astounding. Here was the image of a man who fought to defend slavery, hovering over the shoulder of an excited cadet whose African-American father was a noncommissioned officer assigned in Europe when he met and married her mother, a Caucasian German national.

Just this week, Rep. Drew Ferguson of Georgia came under fire after members of a federal labor union visited his office and found a biography of Lee, filled with racist statements, on display. The book, which was published in 1897, was opened to a page with quotes from Lee that read, “The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially, and physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing is necessary for their instruction as a race, and, I hope, will prepare and lead them to better things.” In a statement provided to CNN Wednesday by his spokesman, Ferguson said he was unaware the book was even in his office and that it has since been removed.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and transgender status, a major victory for advocates of gay rights — and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court.

In decisions on two separate cases, the court said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person’s sex, among other factors, also covers sexual orientation and transgender status. It upheld rulings from lower courts that said discrimination based on those factors was a form of sex discrimination.

Across the nation, 21 states have their own laws prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Seven more provide that protection only to public employees. Those laws remain in force, but Monday’s ruling means federal law now provides similar protection for LGBT employees in the rest of the country.

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