Today, we are given a bit of toast and jam to consume at our leisure, stories of crass and gross waste in the imperial stormtroopers, combined with "news" that in Texas, black kids and others insufficiently white people are being targeted for discretionary discipline. Or in other words, Texas teachers, for some reason not specified, just end up deciding to punish black males at a rate more than double that of white females.
In the first story, we learn that over at the DOD, in fact at the Buck Rogers Institute, they have thrown (away) almost 50 billion dollars trying to modernize America's military—which is kind of funny given that nobody was accusing America's military of being behind the modern guys. After all, how modern a military do you need when you constantly go to war against people who are ignorant, illiterate peons—who nevertheless manage to keep from being beaten by the hypermodern USA imperial war machine?
If anything, maybe we should demodernize the nation's military, especially given that the 50 billion dollars resulted in NO improvements. And indeed, the conclusion of a new study is that the USA military is tossing billions of dollars about just standing still, having not made any improvement in its strength or readiness since 2001. Just remember that next time some bozo tells you war is great for technological advancements. Well, maybe we've learned how to torture and confine people in little cages a lot better than we did before. And we've learned how to ignore thousands of dead baby collaterals because—hey—we've got our own problems, dude.
Meanwhile, down in Texas, where so many evil things have brewed and bubbled forth to wreak havoc, a report by a bunch of researchers, who ripped to shreds the school and criminal records of almost 1 million Texas schoolchildren looking for important patterns, shows the unbelievable fact that Texas "disciplines" MOST of its children—meaning more than half of Texas schoolkids get at least one suspension or expulsion during their school careers.
Oh, and here's a real shocker—the most disciplined kids in school by far are Texas black males (83%). The least disciplined? Texas' lily-white girls (37%).
Some people, like you know—racists—claim this just means that the vast majority of black males are problems. After all, just look at the incarceration rate for black males in the USA they will say.
Yeah, look at it.