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Who’s Grooming Who?

Written by on December 14, 2022

Story by Chuck Tackett

Who’s Grooming Who?

Child Grooming – Befriending and establishing an emotional connection with a minor under the age of consent, and sometimes the child’s family to lower the child’s inhibitions with the objective of sexual abuse.

Gaslighting – A colloquialism loosely defined as manipulating someone to make them question their sanity. The term was derived from a 1944 movie that starred Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, and Angela Lansbury.

This past October, we lost legendary Hollywood actress Angela Lansbury. Most people these days remember her work on the small screen from the long-running TV series, “Murder She Wrote.” Ms. Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher, a crime-solving mystery crime novelist. Despite the popularity of that TV program, I have never seen a single episode. What I remember most about Ms. Lansbury was her early work. I am a huge fan of old movies. I remember Ms. Lansbury in her debut role as the scheming Cockney maid in the 1944 movie “Gaslight” in which she was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress.”

 Occasionally, I wondered what she must have thought about how Republikkkans have adopted the villain’s techniques of that 1944 movie to deceive/manipulate millions of United States citizens. Ms. Lansbury was an avowed Democrat. Rumors about her being a GOP became so entrenched on the internet, she had to set the record straight publicly and stated that she supported and voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. According to Pink News and UK News, Ms. Lansbury was indeed a Gay icon.

Let’s fast forward to the present. Tis the season for gaslighting against those of us who say “Happy Holidays” or “Season Greetings” instead of “Merry Christmas.” FACT: The United States is NOT a Christian nation. It is supposed to be a nation of religious freedom. According to Lingoda, an Online Language School, the top five religions of 75% of the United States population as of November 2022 are 1. Christianity, 2. Judaism, 3. Buddhism, 4. Islam, and 5. Hinduism. I can only assume that the rest of the 25% populace are Wiccan or some other pagan religion, atheist or agnostic. Just because Christianity is the #1 religion in the United States, that doesn’t give you the right to bully other people who have a different belief system in this land that claims to be for religious freedom.

The War on Christmas is a lie. As Malcolm X would say, “You have been hoodwinked. You have been bamboozled. You have been led astray.” Tell me where in the United States is there a law that says you can’t say, “Merry Christmas.” The pathetic thing is the majority of you know it is a lie. It is a tool you use to demonize diversity and promote White supremacy. Who’s grooming who?

Now your employer may tell you to greet customers with “Happy Holidays” or “Season Greetings.” If they do, they realize the fact that not everyone subscribes to Christianity. If you MAGAs feel that strongly that it is a war against you, then quit your job or sue your employer for religious discrimination. Who’s grooming who?

MAGAs, you are all being groomed by Republikkkans and their Wealthy supporters to keep poor/middle financial class folks divided by cultural issues. As the late President Lyndon B. Johnson so eloquently put it. “If you can convince the lowest White man he’s better than the best Colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give them somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” So, who’s grooming who with racism, bigotry, misogyny, LGBTQ hatred, and lies?

It is December 8th, as I am writing this article. President Biden announced that Brittney Griner is coming home because of a prisoner swap. Later, I got on Facebook. It is sad and pathetic to see some members of marginalized groups joining MAGAs demeaning President Biden for his prisoner swap. This is typical assimilation poisoning.

Paul Whelan’s brother was on TV expressing his happiness regarding Brittney and her family. I heard on The Michaelangelo Signorelli Show on Sirius XM, a member of the Griner family acknowledged Paul Whelan’s family and other families who may have loved ones in Russian prisons and hoping that President Biden can soon bring their loved ones home as well.

If the Whelan family is happy for the Griner family, then MAGAs spare me your fake-ass outrage. You are pissed because Brittney is Black, a Lesbian, and a Black Lives Matter activist, and remarks regarding the national anthem being played at sporting events. You hookers lost your patriotism card on January 6, 2021. 

Since you MAGAs want to demonize Brittney Griner so much, let me spill some tea on your boy scout Paul Whelan you conveniently are leaving out for the millions upon millions of people you have suckered. Who’s grooming who?

Your boy scout in 2013 claimed he was in law enforcement from 1988 to 2000 as a police officer in Chelsea, Michigan, and a sheriff’s deputy in Washtenaw County in Michigan. The Chelsea Police Department said he worked in lesser roles and was a part-time officer from 1990 to 1996. The Washtenaw County Sheriff reported no record of his employment. A former colleague said Whelan was a patrol officer from 1998 to 2000 in the Keego Harbor Police Department in Michigan.

Whelan enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1994. In January 1998, he was court-martialed on multiple counts “related to larceny.” Besides other punishments, Whelan received a “bad conduct” discharge. The specific charges against him included “attempted larceny” three specifications of dereliction of duty, making a false official statement, wrongfully using another’s social security number, and ten specifications of making and uttering checks without having sufficient funds in his account for payment. Whelan traveled to Russia in 2006. Whelan supported Trump in 2016, and after Trump’s victory, he posted in Russian “President Trump Onward!!” But despite Whalen’s mayhem and foolishness, he is an American citizen in a Russian prison who wants to come home. Unlike Trump, President Biden is trying to get him home, and I support that 100%. But MAGAs are openly criticizing President Biden for being able to bring home a Black Lesbian who is an American citizen as well but is a basketball player and not a military person. Spare me your fake-ass patriotism. That ship sailed when you supported and continue to support Domestic Terrorists on January 6, 2021. Who’s grooming who?

Day’s the danger that you taught this descendant of slaves to read and write. HAPPY HOLIDAYS & SEASON GREETINGS !!!

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