Systemic Racism In Action: All About No Debate, No Common Decency, Fake Outrage


I was in an aisle of a large food store (Safeway). I heard a voice raised in anger. I looked. A tall white blonde blue eyed woman was berating an older brown black haired woman. The blonde was insisting she had been disrespected: “stay away from me!”. The brown woman, whom I didn’t see initially because she was so far from the blonde, excused herself:”But my small daughter is behind you!” The blonde insisted ever more:”You are rude, follow the signs!” “But I am following the signs, there are none here, I just need to be with my daughter! I am sorry!” The brown woman was more than six feet away from the enraged blonde. The back of the store there was more than ten feet across. The little daughter, less than ten years old was ten feet behind the blonde, getting distressed. This was baffling. The blonde talked even louder, addressing the brown woman:”You are incredibly disrespectful!”. That was the cherry on the cake! Not only she was preventing, out of sheer bulk, a mother to be reunited with her child, for no good reason whatsoever, but her, the offender, claimed to be offended! The spite was obvious. 

I recognize racism when I see it. And I have seen it a lot. I then did what I would not have done two months ago. I moved forward, and addressed the blonde:”YOU ARE A KAREN!”. This is a denomination for racist white women keen to call authorities to bolster their racism with fake claims of outrageous behaviors they pretend to have been the victim of, when it is truly the opposite. The blonde standing in the way of the brown skin lady to prevent reunion with her daughter, on a ten feet wide alley, and claiming to have been disrespected was a case in point.

She was stunned. Who dared to attack the obviously superior race, supreme adjudicator of offended reality? That had never happened before! And I added:’’ AND YOU ARE A RACIST!”

The blonde actually went to complain with the store manager, who politely listened to her, and then, full of simmering rage, she had a sort of a melt down, but nobody helped her. To her credit, as nobody behaved as if her cause was worth fighting for, the blonde woman may have perceived, however vaguely, that her demand for an enormous amount of vital space around herself from the brown mother was a parody of systemic racism

This happened in Berkeley, California, a noisily pseudo-progressive NIMBY town. Some wealthy neighborhoods, full of “Black Lives Matter” signs, require people to not call the police. The blonde probably ostentatiously hates Trump, because that is the cover to her everyday racism. She was shocked that her bluff had been called for all to see. The scandal she waged became the instrument of her public revelation for what she truly was, for all to see, including herself.

A proper debate does not switch to claiming invented disrespect. The brown skinned woman was very polite and apologetic. And very explanatory. She explained she had followed the arrows, there were no more arrows, just her daughter out there. The brown Hispanic lady was used to appease the domineering white race. Everybody had masks on, even the little girl, well below the age when it’s required. The blonde insisted on a ten foot space, apparently, and imagined outrage. What she was truly doing was humiliating the brown lady.

Engaging common sense sincerely is the primary human characteristic. Refusing this and claiming one has been gravely offended is a trick to deny, instead, this fundamental human approach. This has also been the bottom problem of the police and justice system in the USA.   

I was witness to this, in a microcosme…  

Patrice Ayme

16 Responses to “Systemic Racism In Action: All About No Debate, No Common Decency, Fake Outrage”

  1. brodix Says:

    You go stick a pin in the poor woman’s egocentric bubble! The outrage!
    What would America be, without its bubbles of self centered obsession?

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    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Yes, it was an amazing scene. The blonde woman couldn’t see that her demand for an enormous amount of vital space around herself from the brown mother was a parody of systemic racism.

      To her credit, she seems to have realized her racism, after I accused her of… racism… Like the one in New York who actually called the police (and now, besides losing her job and her reputation, is facing charges).

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      • brodix Says:

        The world resembles a poker game, where everyone is playing like they know they have a winning hand…
        Time will tell how it all shakes out.

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        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          Indeed. Clearly, most job holders prior to 2020 are not going to come out ahead. They are going to be robotized out. Terraforming Mars is more of the essence (see next essay, hahaha)

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          • brodix Says:

            I’d wager it will only be robots on Mars for the foreseeable future.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            IF Elon Musk can make his Starship work as he hopes… BIG IF. And IF he gets money from a NASA program, landing on Mars a human return mission should be feasible. But it will start with robots anyway. Perseverance is a robot with 23 cameras and a helicopter…

            The idea will be to land a partly fueled Starship on Mars, after in orbit refueling… then refuel on the ground, from another Starship. In theory, with enough energy (energy again), it’s possible to make fuel, CH4 on Mars. There are three processes which work in the lab. SpaceX has flown only around 100 missions. Musk wants soon to fly thousands, a year… to gain experience… I hope it works.

            A possible battle looms on the Moon, as India and China are going there… So everybody may fight for water…. NASA is definitively going (as long as Biden stays in the basement, and Musk can make Starship works… the big orange thing won’t work). This is one of the rare areas where Obama did a good job.

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        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          And it’s shaking out hard and fast…

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          • brodix Says:

            Will the marriage of convenience between the democrats and the intelligence community break up, when the spooks start to sense it will be four more years of the clown?
            Lots of bodies buried out there.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            If the “clown” gets four more years, the joke will stop.
            Many of the Obama people are such liars, they should be prosecuted, IMHO. By the way, they are my intrinsic personal enemies, as per what happened to me personally… And the more time passes, the more angry I get.

            Fact is, if I had got along those people (something I did not for a question of personal ethics and personal health), I would be now in an excellent financial position. Instead, I am pretty much on my own, with all sorts of troubles I would not have incurred otherwise, and outcomes are vastly uncertain. And I watch absolutely despicable idiots who became very wealthy from their Obama adventure…

            And, to be completely frank, if I had known then what I saw now… I would have acted differently. Because it has been… too hard.

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          • brodix Says:

            The most they can do is kill you and you die soon enough anyway. Life is learning not to sell your soul. You will need it and getting it back isn’t cheap.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Entirely correct. I could have sold my soul under Obama. I didn’t. My spouse, who knew Obama 50 years ago, was the contact point of the family with Obama. They all sold their souls… and hate us because we did not. It’s an amazing hatred, to this day. We had another example in the fires last week. Part of the family having to evacuate their mansion… We extended our forgiving hand. They accepted for just one exchange, then bit back…

            All this, because they feel we displease the plutocratic establishment… which we do; various electronic censorships have been applied on me so my thinking will not spread; that’s the paradox: if you are clearly in opposition, you will be destroyed by superior forces… And why the likes of Pascal or Descartes didn’t talk, or publish much while alive. Boetius did, so was beaten to death (and his main writings are posthumous). Modern examples abound… But since these authors have been successfully smothered, so far, one can’t quote them…

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          • brodix Says:

            The sense we are thin ice over very deep water gets stronger every day.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Indeed. In my Rome book, I accentuate that the vicious opposition to Tiberius Gracchus reminds me of the one to Trump. Except the Gracchus family was hyper establishment patrician for generations. No gens was more famous in Rome. The analogies go very deep.

            So they said horrible things about Tiberius, which were horrendous lies… Although they did not accuse him to be friends of the Russians (an accusation levelled by Octavian against Marcus Antonius, with Egyptians in place of Russians). What happened is that lots of people believed what was said, or found convenient to pretend to believe it… (Mass) Assassinations followed soon thereafter…

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          • brodix Says:

            Lol. It’s interesting how we rationally dismiss the soul as immortal, but how absolutist we are about the forms we’ve committed it to. It’s like the people currently trying to whitewash the Democratic Party seem to think it’s all about the attention span of the moment, be it the current election cycle, or the financial quarter. If you actually know and remember history beyond that, you are a threat to them.
            I’ve long given up on trying to convince many people of anything. The few that get it obviously haven’t sold their soul and consequently lack any power to change things and the rest are like the old comment about not trying to teach a pig to sing. You will only be wasting your time and irritating the pig.

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          • Patrice Ayme Says:

            Persuading people of something is different from DEBATING a subject.

            And then there are other activities one can engage in communion with others.
            For example, if I send an idea, under the form of a tweet, to Trump, it’s not because I want to persuade him, but because I want to give him an idea.
            I do the same with the New York Times. I send comments I know very well they will censor… But I also know the editorial board of the NYT will look at it, and fume… But I accused the NYT for years of complicity in the Shoah… And now, finally they admit they are “haunted” by it.

            One can even sometimes debate idiots profitably if they happen to have an idea one never had before… It’s rare, but it happens….

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          • brodix Says:

            How about pointing out that the financial markets couldn’t function, without government debt siphoning up trillions in surplus investment money? Bet that’s one idea they would really ignore.
            The secret sauce of capitalism is that public debt backs private wealth. The wars are just a way to burn it off, so more can be borrowed.
            Let them try thinking that through.

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