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Today’s blacklisted Americans: Anyone under 50 in Vermont who is not a minority

14th amendment banned
We don’t need no stinkin’ 14th amendment in Vermont!

You want to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Vermont? Well, if you are not part of the new BIPOC community (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) you have to go to the back of the bus.

This according to a decision by Vermont’s state government on April 3rd:

Governor Phill Scott, a Republican who voted for Joe Biden, explains. “If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!

Before this announcement the rules had limited vaccinations to all those over 50. The new rules opened up shots to everyone but whites over 16 years or older.

As the article at the link notes, this policy violates the 14th amendment to the Constitution, which expressly forbids states from denying “any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of its laws.”

Vermont officials argued that they were favoring minorities because statistics suggest they are subject to “higher rates of infection, disease, and death, as well as lower rates of vaccination.” Maybe so, just because you think it is a good idea does not give you the right to break the supreme law of the land. One could use such arguments in all number of ways to institute bigoted policies. And morally it is simply wrong for a government to favor people based on their race, color, or creed. No matter the good intentions, that road can only lead to hell.

In my series this week on the new bigoted fad of blacklisting whites and favoring minorities, based entirely on their skin color, we now have seen examples of the three of four communities pushing these racist policies (the fourth will be covered tomorrow). First we had Coca-Cola, representing our fascist corporate culture that thinks it knows best and can tell everyone what to do on political matters, from racial matters to health policy to masks.

Then there was Cornell University, representing the fascist and Marxist academic community, which has led the way in re-instituting segregation and discrimination, except this time favoring minorities while oppressing what it defines as white people.

And today we have the third pillar in this triumvirate of hate, the government. If our corporate masters or the intellectual class can’t impose these new rules on us by edict, then the government is now more than prepared to do it by law.

All hail our new leaders! Bow before their mighty wisdom! And if you don’t bow, be prepared to have them bring the hammer down on you, good and hard.

This story also illustrates the absurdity of the left’s identity politics by the new term, BIPOC. It appears this new patchwork of minorities has been created to separate itself from another patchwork of victims, the sexual politics community now popularly dubbed the LBGQT coalition. The latter has been getting all the plums recently in the identity-based political wars, and the former has felt denied its perks and attention. To counter this they have created a new acronym for themselves, and are now pushing it so that they can get some of the plums as well.

Signing the Constitution
They were white! And men! Burn that document!

I say, why don’t we combine these together, add W (for “white”) and S (for “straight”) and create a coalition of all peoples, the SWBIPOCLBGQT! That way we fight to achieve the right of everyone to pursue life, liberty, and happiness equally.

Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Seems to me however that some wise men conceived this idea about 250 years ago, and the results that came from it were pretty good, for all peoples worldwide. (It took a little longer for the black slaves in America, but the principles put forth by these men in 1776 eventually forced their emancipation as well.)

Too bad our corporate, academic, and government leaders no longer honor that achievement. They might actually learn some wisdom if they did.

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24 comments

  • Cotour

    “Politically Correct” pandering of the first order.

    Vermont has taken care of the most vulnerable, those citizens older than 50 years old that may also have contributing factors that may poorly effect the result if you were to contract Covid.

    And now they offer the vaccine to anyone else, if you are not white 16 years or older.

    Well that to me is just “Virtue” signaling and not much more. The potential for anyone between 16 and 49 years old if they were to contract Covid, no matter their skin color, to have a negative result is essentially zero or close to zero. So it really means nothing, other than the afore mentioned “Politically correct pandering and virtue signaling.

    Once again the people with a different skin color in America are being to be made to appear to be children. And that is exactly how the Left and the Democrats that they are now in control of operate.

    This will all work out well in the long term, but NOT for the Left and those silly Democrats that are allowing themselves to be pressured in such a childish manner. All the Democrats have left is 18 or so months, and then its all over.

  • Ray Van Dune

    Recall time.

  • concerned

    Excellent suggestion Bob for coining SWBIPOCLBGQT. The Left’s favorite opening salvo is to commandeer the language– I’m going to be using your idea going forward and I urge everyone else here to do the same.

  • gmmay70

    Surely there must be some brave Vermonter with standing to file a lawsuit. I can’t possibly see how this is legal..

  • Garry

    In the past few weeks, several racial minorities have told me, unsolicited, that they will not get the vaccine because they don’t trust the government and believe that the vaccine is intentionally harmful. In many cases, this probably stems from history, for example, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_Syphilis_Study

    If the goal of the Vermont government is to encourage minorities to get the vaccine, their approach is the worst conceivable way to achieve that. To those who are suspicious of the vaccine, the worst thing you can tell them is “this vaccine is for everyone who isn’t white.”

    Looks like yet another way to make us all hate each other.

  • “. . . this vaccine is for everyone who isn’t white.”

    Garry has demonstrated a counter. If that became part of the Narrative, it wouldn’t be long before People of Color insist on vaccinations for People of Pallor.

  • Cotour

    Its OK people of color, Joe says its OK.

    Comon man!

    https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/BDfxZaSyIQg-0u_U3dMlVlDx8S4=/720×405/media/img/mt/2020/08/Biden_smirk/original.jpg

    Now that is a face and a smile that people of color should trust. He would never lie or mislead anyone, especially anyone of color.

  • David K

    Well the Democrats have historically gone by the one drop rule, which means that if you have any trace amount of non-European dna, you qualify.

    The average “white” American is at least either 0.3% African or Native American, so unless you just migrated to the US from Europe directly, you probably qualify.

  • wayne

    “LGBTQ-Anon”

  • wayne

    holy cow— Vermont is almost as lily-white as Colorado, it’s like’ 90%.
    If the Goal is herd-immunity, vaccinating 100% of the 7% BIPOCLGBTQ-ANON population, gets you to 7%.
    But….we all know this has nothing to do with herd-immunity now, does it?

    Jordan Peterson –
    “Nihilism, Totalitarianism, and The Divine Individual”
    excerpted “New Years Letter to the World” 2016
    https://youtu.be/MdsVC_qR4t0
    5:53

  • Jake V

    I suggest that everyone who is not BIOPC simply “identify” as BIOPC and get the vaccination. Afterwards, resume identifying yourself as yourself. :-)

  • pzatchok

    The term ‘black listed’ is racist

    We should now use the term white listed. Or more specifically white male listed.

    We can no longer use the term red lining either. Indigenous people don’t like it.

  • wayne

    “Seven Words You Can’t Say on Youtube”
    The George Carlin Parody Intro cut
    Louder with Crowder #557
    https://youtu.be/jRgZ0rOHL6w?t=76

  • Col Beausabre

    ““NO MAN’S LIFE, LIBERTY, OR PROPERTY ARE SAFE WHILE THE LEGISLATURE IS IN SESSION.”

    – Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • Milt

    “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” (The thumbnail definition of “equity.”)

  • Cotour

    Now we see it all in application:

    This should terrify everyone.

    “WOKE: United Airlines Says 50% of the Next 5,000 Pilots They Train Will be Black Women or People of Color”

    And I have no problem having a black doctor, a Hispanic dentist, or an Asian airline pilot. As long as they are PROPERLY qualified.

    But these kinds of mandates that will without doubt be choosing skin color over training and skill are a concern. And we see it going on in education regarding how mathematics is being characterized and all of the rest of this attempt at rearranging society based in this dangerous political agenda. And pilots are the result of proper education and the ability to apply logic in a crisis situation.

    This is one area of work where I think we all will be wanting AI to be the override to the human being being in “Control”.

  • Cotour

    The Liberal now Leftist Democrats have grown this illogic and real racism over the last 50 or 60 years, more really. And now as a result the black family has been destroyed as a result and the requirement is now necessary to lower the education standards and blame “Others” for their failures and social manipulations over that time.

    And now the Democrats have been clearly taken over of the professional psychological manipulators within their ranks that no longer have to hide in the dark like a rat. And they are rats.

    And who has forced this all to be revealed? You know who, D.J. Trump in the form of the president of the United States.

    And you can not fix anything until you have revealed what the problem actually is, and that is fundamental. And so we continue on this eternal battle between the Light and the Dark. I choose the Light.

  • Cotour

    Note: I must apologize here regarding my last post.

    I did not mean to denigrate rats.

  • Cotour

    I must again point out how this “Politically Correct” foolishness may well result in massive law suits.

    ““Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color,” United announced on Tuesday. United says “diversity is at the forefront” of its pilot program:”

    What will they do and who will be the arbiter if I, a white man states that I identify as a black female? Stupid is stupid no matter what angle you choose to see it in. What are the criteria and who is the human being that gets to choose and define that criteria without plainly being biased and racist themselves?

    You can not pretty up stupid and call it good, its always stupid. And in this example may well prove to be dangerous no matter how socially rectifying it is promoted as. Qualifications, valid qualifications, not quotas based in skin color.

  • don pool

    Pima County is not much different, placing all county vaccination sites, those advertised and those that are shadow “popup sites” in non-white areas.

  • Col Beausabre

    }This is one area of work where I think we all will be wanting AI to be the override to the human being being in “Control”.

    Only AI written by non-whites ill be acceptable

  • Cotour

    Here is a little bit more stupid: The president, Joe Biden, says that infrastructure basically includes what ever he wants to call infrastructure.

    “Infrastructure: is the set of fundamental facilities and systems that support the sustainable functionality of households and firms. Serving a country, city, or other area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function. Infrastructure is composed of public and private physical structures such as roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, and telecommunications. In general, infrastructure has been defined as “the physical components of interrelated systems providing commodities and services essential to enable, sustain, or enhance societal living conditions” and maintain the surrounding environment.”

    Stupid is just stupid, when you urinate on my head and tell me its really rain I am not obligated to believe you. Especially when I can see you urinating on my head. And its really not only stupid, its a lie and as we can all see, EVERYTHING that comes out of any of the Democrat leaderships mouths, especially Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi in the form of words, especially is now always a lie.

    S.O. M. masters.

  • Max

    Garry,
    They have a guidebook for procedures that they are following. Here is a leaked fictional scenario that they have revised with masks and distancing for potential problems with the narrative.

    To avoid some scenarios like “vaccine injury to children” they started with the elderly and claim they were dying anyway, a coincidence.

    https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_archive/pubs-pdfs/2017/spars-pandemic-scenario.pdf

    This was created in 2017 before pandemic scenarios acted out in 2018, documented in the movie PlanDemic.

  • Max

    Perhaps this will help…
    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-04/bidm-lie040821.php

    It’s all about equity, and Biden’s first executive orders. Let Tucker Carlson explain it to you.
    https://www.mediamatters.org/tucker-carlson/tucker-carlson-racism-and-equity-are-pretty-much-same-thing

    If you can figure out with the build back better, agenda 21, agenda 2030 doublespeak actually says please explain it to the rest of us.
    (you can’t be accused of a lie, if words have no meaning or different meanings depending on who’s using them)

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