|Donald Sterling... a prisoner of America's open air Gulag|
Stalin would have former high rankings members of the Communist Party in Russia airbrushed out of photos. Once they felt out of favor with the party and were eliminated, the original photo would need altering.
Ghostly images, when compared to the original, appear of men whose very existence was airbrushed out of history. The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia by David King, is a history of these photos and those officially removed by the state.
They simply fell out of favoring with the ruling orthodoxy. Regardless of their commitment, their memory had to be erased.
The other day, I wrote If you see something, say something: Donald Sterling, the NBA, and life in the American Gulag.
It contained this line:
The United States of America is little more than an open-air prison, a gulag, where you work hard and slave away to ensure that portions of your income are taxed to pay for the eternal quest to uplift black people. You can even go into debt to move your family away from dysfunctional, majority black cities, to buy your time some "freedom" in a momentarily peaceful suburb.
Now, with unlimited immigrants (illegal and legal) flooding into the country, those who profit from this scheme have new, cheaper labor to drive down wages and ensure now prison riots or revolution against their rule transpires.
But if you dare notice you are wearing prison jumpers (Cliven Bundy, Paula Deen, etc. ), as even Donald Sterling just found out, well, the reality of the gulag of Black-Run America comes crashing down.Despite spending a lifetime donating money to pro-black causes (even the Museum of Tolerance...), Donald Sterling has just become a prisoner of the American Gulag. All the money spent buying accolades from so-called civil rights organization was erased, like one of Stalin's former allies who fell out of favor. [NBA Suspends Clippers’ Owner Donald Sterling For Life, Imposes $2.5 Million Fine, CBS Los Angeles, 4-29-14]:
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday Clippers owner Donald Sterling will be suspended for life and fined $2.5 million following racist remarks he made in a recorded audio clip.
Those that fell out of favor with Stalin - summarily executed - had their very existence erased (airbrushed) from the record...
Silver spoke to the press at an 11 a.m. news conference from New York, stating he will “do everything in my power” to force the sale of the Clippers.
“The hateful opinions voiced by that man are those of Mr. Sterling. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. That they came from an NBA owner only heightens the damage and my personal outrage,” Silver said. “I am banning Mr. Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers association or the NBA. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, he may not be present at any Clippers facility, and he may not participate in any business or decisions involving the team.”
Just listen to Commissar Kevin Johnson, a former NBA point guard now in control of occupied Sacramento.[Kevin Johnson: Players support Donald Sterling lifetime ban, USA Today, 4-29-14]:
Johnson and others who spoke said a lesson is to be learned from the decision.
"These events remind us that hatred and bigotry are far from over in this country," Johnson said. "I hope every bigot in this country sees what happened to Mr. Sterling and sees that if he can fall, so can you."
Just as Eric "My People" Holder, grand inquisitor of the Justice Department, said hate crime laws don't protect whites, the party has spoken in one loud voice: bigotry has a color, and that color is white.