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Stefanik, a Harvard University product!

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

by: Marceline Donaldson

It has been amazing the directions my life has taken. None more so than my time at Harvard Graduate School of Business, being the second woman and one of the first two black women accepted into the Business School’s Executive Programs.

As I watched this Elise Stafanik thing, I realized she is the embodiment of what is the low hum in the Harvard community as you move through its challenges, placements, values, ethics and more.

Harvard itself tried to address its core problems when it looked to hire one of Harvard’s ordained professors to teach and be a part of the Business School. That latest a hot minute.

The problems at Harvard, which have been on a low level are now beginning to assert themselves so that the world can not only see, but talk about without closing the door first.

When asked what makes Harvard one of the top schools in the country, I have heard mostly, its “old boy’s net”.

Having passed over that remark for decades I would today say, no, it is the way you are “taught” without even realizing the teaching is going on and Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of those “teachings”. She knows what to do, she clearly has not learned how by the really crude way she has brought off her moving up through the RNC ranks to third.

Before Ms. Stafanik, Harvard alum knew how to cover their “moving up” style. With Ms. Stefaniks’ burst onto the scene that style, as she represents it, is more in keeping with George Jeffersons’ “moving on up” style of living and working then the one Harvard has sublimely taught its students almost from its beginnings.

The very act in the 1970’s and through the 1980’s of working to install an ordained Christian minister as one of their key “values setting” people says it all. A school which has many from all kinds of religious and cultural groups looks to the Protestant Christian ministry to help it move away from a lethal ‘my group above all’ as one of its core values. That along with knowing which way the wind is blowing in this “top group” so I can move at the top of that environment keeping it an elegantly cut throat one which appears to emphasize humane, humanity, universal ethical standards which one bears throughout one’s life – this is not what is being portrayed.

Being a woman, what Ms. Stefanik has shown is why women are not as acceptable as men in these areas and why Harvard had kept its secrets away from women and only trained the men in the way they must go to maintain the ascendancy ‘uber alles’.

Many men from Harvard have moved from a diametrically opposed belief system they acted out – almost turning on a dime – to the more acceptable systems coming into being showing power now being concentrated in these up and coming systems and so they moved to these new systems, but not in the cold, almost vicious way Ms. Stafanik has done. She learned the basics at Harvard, but she does not have the finesse to bring them about. She has simply and very crudely moved from one place, which seemed to be the way to top success to another place which she seems to think is the current way to the very top leaving her tattered under-skirts all over the place – places where you would never see the tattered under garments of the white male power structure as it has left its under garments strewn about. And so the reluctance Harvard constantly shows to move women into power positions with their training and cultural underpinnings to be those of a permanent second tier is beginning to make sense.

Ms. Stefanik’s grab for power is so explicit that it turns one’s stomach to see how coldy calculatingly she has lived her career. She has the outlines of the structure she was taught on a subliminal level, but the finesse and how to make those moves without being so vicious in the process and so upfront showing the fact that she has no guard rails and will be blatant about what she claims to believe and be working for – subject to change if she detects a change is what one must stand for to move to the next step up.

In her current move up she has shown a fatal flaw which will be what takes her down -swiftly and completely and soon. Not only does she not know how to transition, but she does not understand power. She has brought the negative part of the female stereotype – its adherence to obsequiousness for survival and for moving on up – with her on her journey up what looks like, to her, the ladder of success.

Michael Cohen, A Jew – Experiencing Structural and Institutional Bigotry by the FEC

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Michael Cohen, at the direction of his boss, Donald J. Trump, acted in a way which violated the law. He was tried and convicted and sent to prison.

Donald Trump, his boss, did the act which caused the problem. He then required Michael Cohen to carry to its fruition the cover-up so Trump would not be negatively affected by his lewd and sleazy behavior at the polls since Trump was running for president and his actions would have been reported by the media and probably would have caused him to lose many votes.

Michael Cohen did his boss’ bidding and wound up in a heap of trouble. Cohen told the judge that the illegal contributions—payments to Clifford and McDougal to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Trump—were “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” implicating the president in a federal crime.

While the FEC prosecuted Michael Cohen and Trump was scheduled to be prosecuted because of all that came out in the investigation and trial of Cohen, just recently, the FEC came out with a statement that it was going to ignore the actions of Donald Trump and not prosecute him.

Other candidates for president have run afoul of the FEC and been prosecuted. How come Trump has been ‘exonerated’?

Since Trump was the reason for the ‘crime’ and leaned on Cohen to get him out of a jam and, it is alleged signed one of the checks which went to Daniels and McDougal it is amazing that the person who was at the core and coordinated Cohens activities is not being prosecuted for the crime.

Cohen – a Jew

Trump – claims to be a WASP as he works with and apparently helps to facilitate some activities of the White Supremacist organizations which feel beholden to him. Is this what has exonerated him and spared him from prosecution?

The FEC is showing the structural and institutional racism it practices as it made these decisions.

Identity Politics – U.S.A. Style

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

We are currently deep into “Identity Politics” – put there by Donald Trump and his push for power at any cost.

We had a hilarious time as we gathered because someone brought up the current Republican drive to become the WASP Party in America.

It was hilarious because the remaining people who identify as Republicans are anything but WASPS. We have identified them as RepublicanX.

As this RepublicanX Party becomes solidified – or should be say ossified – they are backed up and “protected” by a mostly Irish police force.

We said this post was about “Identity Politics” so get ready for some hard ‘facts’ which most of us don’t want to deal with. We have not created the “identifies” – we are just using what others have created so if you object to our identifying the current police force as “Irish” – go read something else.

As you all know by now, the police in the U. S. were created to back, protect and maintain slavery – particularly to maintain the slave property of White America. In the early days, they did go after the runaway slaves and others involved in such transactions and treated them roughly. Today’s treatment of protestors and others trying to free todays slave replacements would be an analogy to how slaves were treated in the old days by the Irish police force.

The Irish police were protecting the property of those who were identified as WASPS. In case you are new to all of this – WASP = White Anglo Saxon Protestants do not include the Irish, nor the Italians in this RepublicanX Party. Once the dust clears and the RepublicanX clearly win those will be treated as the second class citizens they are in this country. And besides, they are probably Catholic.

WASPS are the people who ran the country, owned everything therein with some very few exceptions, held the power, etc. etc.

Today, however, the Irish police are protecting the WASP wannabes. Those who are trying as hard as they can to identify themselves as WASPS. Since they can’t, according to the old definitions, we will call them “WASP Wannabes.”

We have seen them acting out the stereotype of WASPS and it is the most hilarious thing you have seen. We wondered why some serial television shows like Downton Abbey were so popular. Is this the history they are adopting as the history of their family and friends? And – are these shows documentaries or wishful thinking on the part of those RepublicanX as they try to pattern themselves after what they have conceived as the 21st Century Downton Abbey reproduction.

WASP Wannabes have coerced Senator Tim Scott into renouncing what he claimed to believe in 2016-2017 about race, etc. to make his big speech on the night of President Joseph Biden’s speech to the joint session of Congress. He put himself into the role of the Africans slaves and newly ‘exonerated” slaves and those colored folks who became a part of the White Supremacist groups in these United States. Even the KU Klux Klan had a black ‘hanger-on’ although they were not called that. They were called the “N” word and accepted the appellation

One black person – one African American – would be attached to each White Supremacist group – like today’s White Supremacist RepublicanX Party – and they would spout the philosophy, beliefs, etc. of that group. Racists all, including the African American. Oh, and lets now forget the minority group called the Jews. Stephen Miller succeeds admirably as the one Jew attached to the White Supremacist RepublicanX Party to disprove the rule of its anti-semitism.

Senator Tim Scott has turned himself and his career away from the path it and he were taking into that follower of the White Supremacist Group because? – he could thereby maintain the fiction of power they have given him and gotten him to believe that he is going to become “a big power” in the party? Maybe its next presidential candidate? Or has Senator Scott done something this group has unearthed and is now holding something akin to blackmail over Senator Scott’s head?

Racism oppresses minorities in very vicious ways. Racism creates an unbelievable insecurity in whites which we have seen for decades – in fact for some 400 plus years in this country and each year the insecurity becomes worse – larger – more unexplainable for people who have arrogated power unto themselves and a lesser status to others. Don’t they believe the lies they tell about the “inferiority” of others?

That insecurity is showing – looking like the elegant dress of someone who has somehow acquired a designer original outfit and when putting it on the outfit shows this filthy and raggedy and torn slip hanging out from under the designer original dress, suit, etc.

Under their leadership and under their enforced so called superiority we have climate problems; homelessness out of control; poverty amongst innocent children because their families are being so screwed over so the third generation immigrants can have it all; space exploration when our problems at home on this earth are exploding; and on and on and on.</p>

In their attempt to have the Republican Party become the RepublicanX Party so they can take it over, function therein and come out with the identity of the former WASPS – is this what we are seeing. Hey wasn’t that an Italian we saw in that RepublicanX Party? No French, however, because they have long identified as “better than.” The English class structure has a few loop holes which allow English who have acquired money, property, power, etc. to rise to the top after some really difficult decades. The French class structure doesn’t even bother with that – you are either a member of the ruling family’s family or you are less than. Nothing leaving space for a bit of ‘shade’. Even those New Orleans Creoles have adopted that class structure – which is how the ‘shade’ has infiltrated into French identity.

Besides Senator Scott and his new position as the “N” to the White Supremacists, we understand he is about to be joined by a woman who will be playing the same role to the White Supremacists as Senator Scott is now playing. A more complete picture of the insecurity in the white identity being shored up by an “N” word person and a “B” word person.

What happens next? Where does this story go? Can Joe Biden pull off a great ending Hollywood style as he moves on from the hero of the Pandemic – the COVID 19 Pandemic – to the eliminator of poverty and the one who solves the immigration problem?

BTW – the immigration problem looks so much like a replant of the White Supremacist system amongst those who come to this country looking for ‘freedom’. How do you solve a problem where the White Supremacists are the former immigrants who were so reviled during the generation they ‘escaped’ to these United States and endured the horror of the oppressive treatment meted out to the newly arrived – those who want to become U. S. citizens and risk everything to escape from their current countries – and more.

Are we ever messed up. It is time for the White Supremacists to resign – find a spot someplace to sit themselves down and observe others doing better what they messed up.

This is the legacy of White Supremacy. This is the group the WASPS want to imitate. This is the road on which the RepublicanX want us all to keep treading. This is the road from which they have gained their superiority.

Did slavery end because the New England WASPS finally had enough money and power and needed for slavery to end so the Industrial Revolution could gain great control because machines were cheaper than, better than, easier to control than Africans stolen from their countries?

We have worked our way into quite a mess and the RepublicanX are trying to dig deeper holes around which we are supposed to walk without falling in.

Good luck America!

P. S. About the Irish Police – did you know everyone writing this and/or contributing has Irish ancestors? Did you know our leader – Marceline’s family name is “Adams”. Maybe even related to John Quincy?

Now – don’t you all respond at once. We need to recover from a few responses at a time.

Truth is tough to deal with, to accept. It gets in the way of our trying to move forward correcting the mistakes that the lies ingrained in us all have caused.

A Private Message to Governor Romney: Want to know how to move out of the mess you are in as a RepublicanX? Want to know how to use your intelligence, wisdom and partial ability to stand up for what you believe? Call us – we will help!


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