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Racism, Truth, and Politics in 2016

October 18, 2016 - 6:00am

In my abnormal human psychology class a half century ago, we studied Sigmund Freud’s neurotic defense mechanisms. While Freud has been discredited in many ways, his idea of projection seems obviously valid to me—not so much as a sign of a psychiatric illness, but as a political tactic: Accuse your opponent of what you yourself are doing. Maybe that’s a subset of “the best defense is a good offense.”

Half of Trump’s supporters—the ones in Hillary Clinton’s irredeemable “basket of deplorables”—are presumed guilty of the unforgivable sin of racism. If whites are unaware of racist feelings, they are still there, buried deep in the subconscious, to be exposed by corrective psychoanalysis or reeducation.

But many psychologists or psychiatrists these days prefer to look at behavior. We might ask: what is the most egregious thing a racist could do? How about denying or “banishing” her own biracial child—or stepchild?

Danney Williams, a black man, makes one plea to Hillary Clinton in an interview with Alex Jones on InfoWars: Don’t keep him from getting the proof of what he has been claiming for many years--that Bill Clinton is his father.

His mother has always told him so. Bill Clinton, she said, was her only white client. Other evidence is a strong facial resemblance, and the testimony of preachers, his Aunt Lucille, and others. Williams’s mother and family also received envelopes of cash and Christmas gifts, delivered by Arkansas state troopers when Clinton was governor—until, it is believed, Hillary put a stop to it.

But who will believe the testimony of a poor black woman, who sold her body to earn money to feed her children, and even served time in jail? Or of other lower-class black folks? Who will trust the childhood memories of a biracial man, who spent a lot of time in foster care? In contrast, women’s reports of being touched “inappropriately” decades ago, surfacing for the first time just prior to the election, are given credence and endless media coverage. Is that because the women are white, or because they are attacking a Republican?

Apparently, nobody has asked Hillary about Danney. Perhaps she would give her standard answer: “I don’t recall.”

Williams is asking Bill Clinton for a blood sample for forensic paternity testing. It is claimed that “DNA testing” has already disproved the relationship. However, the test used to show that the semen on Monica Lewinsky’s dress was probably Bill Clinton’s is reportedly not accurate for ruling out paternity.

Williams takes his five children to the Clinton Library. He believes that their grandfather is a great man, a former president of the United States, and that they are entitled to know their heritage. He is willing to take the risk that the truth he says he is seeking may not be what he hopes, and he’ll have to seek elsewhere for his roots.

It is ironic that William Jefferson Clinton’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson, stands accused of the same thing: fathering children by a black woman. Based on controversial DNA findings (the DNA came from a descendant of Thomas Jefferson’s uncle), some conclude that Jefferson might have fathered at least one child by Sally Hemings, his slave. If so, should his offspring be proud? Jefferson’s reputation as a great man is under sustained attack because of the alleged affair.

Is the question about Clinton’s paternity politically motivated? The timing of Alex Jones’s interview probably is. But Danney Williams has been asking for recognition for decades, and has had a Facebook page for two years—and nobody much cared.

If Bill Clinton knows he is not Danney’s father, he could destroy the credibility of the “alt-right” media by giving a blood sample. If he is Danney’s father, the right thing to do is to acknowledge his fine son and five precious black grandchildren. Was he not said to be the country’s “first black president?”

Hillary says she’s a champion for all children, and women, and minorities, and she wants to be the president of all Americans. Does she have a problem with being stepmother to Danney Williams?

Jane M. Orient, M.D.obtained her undergraduate degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1974. She completed an internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Arizona Affiliated Hospitals and then became an Instructor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and a staff physician at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. She has been in solo private practice since 1981 and has served as Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) since 1989. She is currently president of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. Since 1988, she has been chairman of the Public Health Committee of the Pima County (Arizona) Medical Society. She is the author of YOUR Doctor Is Not In: Healthy Skepticism about National Healthcare, and the second through fourth editions of Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. She authored books for schoolchildren, Professor Klugimkopf’s Old-Fashioned English Grammar and Professor Klugimkopf’s Spelling Method, published by Robinson Books, and coauthored two novels published as Kindle books, Neomortsand Moonshine. More than 100 of her papers have been published in the scientific and popular literature on a variety of subjects including risk assessment, natural and technological hazards and nonhazards, and medical economics and ethics. She is the editor of AAPS News, the Doctors for Disaster Preparedness Newsletter, and Civil Defense Perspectives, and is the managing editor of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.

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DANNEY WILLIAMS , BILL CLINTON AND THEIR DNA Media Hoax in 1999 Exposed By Lindell Palmer If you’ve seen pictures of Danney Williams you know he bears an uncanny resemblance to former President Bill Clinton who Danney claims his father. The facial features, nose, chin line— strongly suggest a biological connection. Danney’s mother and two aunts insist Danney is Bill’s son citing the cash financial support furtively slipped to Danney’s mother over years as well as her insistence that Bill was the only Caucasian man she had been with in the year before Danney’s birth. In 1999, various news organizations including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine reported that Danney Williams was not Bill Clinton’s son based on a widely reported DNA test that was based on the DNA report included in independent counsel Kenneth Starr's impeachment report and a DNA sample that was taken from me. This is false. In fact, the test proved to be inconclusive because the Starr report did not contain the necessary data to reach such a conclusion. As Slate , Snopes.com and the New York Daily News all reported ,the Starr report only included the results of the two tests required to establish paternity. The Starr report included a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) but did not included the FBI lab's test refraction fragmented length polymorphism (RFLP) would be also required to make this determination. The PCR test alone would not be enough to legally prove or disprove paternity. In other words, an accurate DNA test to determine paternity requires two different DNA tests to determine paternity polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the refraction fragmented length polymorphism (RFLP). The Starr Report included only the PCR data, thus any paternity test using the incomplete report would have to be inconclusive. Dr. Henry Lee, one of the world's foremost forensic scientists told the New York Daily News "You would need to put President Clinton's [DNA] side by side, using RFLP," to determine paternity. Slate reported, “The FBI performed two genetic fingerprinting tests on the president's DNA. The Starr report, for unexplained reasons, gives data only for the less specific of the two tests. In fact, this test is imprecise enough that it would probably not be persuasive to a judge… (to determine paternity). Snopes.com cited the evidence published in 1999 by Slate, concluding that without obtaining a sample of Clinton’s blood, the DNA released by Starr was insufficient to prove one way or another whether he was or was not Williams’ father. Snopes, an Internet “fact checking” source examined the question of whether or not Bill Clinton was Danny Williams’ father only to conclude not that the charge was “false,” but that the charge was “unproven.” No legitimate, complete, DNA test settling the paternity issue was ever published. It is possible that no legitimate DNA test settling the paternity issue was ever conducted, despite the impression repeated in press reports in Time and the Washington Post from 1999 until today that definitive DNA evidence exists establishing that Clinton is not Danney Williams’ father. The point is that proof simply does not exist yet media types like Megyn Kelly continue to claim otherwise. Also troubling is the fact that the STAR tabloid that first hyped and then allegedly conducted, the flawed “test’ was owned by Robert Altman - a close friend, college classmate, political supporter, major donor and federal appointee of Bill Clinton. The Editor later admitted that no sample of DNA was ever obtained from Bill Clinton and that the incomplete DNA test included in the Starr Report had been used to compare with a sample obtained by Danney Williams. The Editor Phil Bunton would also later admit he had not seen written test results. Bunton recently confirmed that the tabloid relied on the DNA evidence for Clinton published by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, extracted from the infamous Monica Lewinsky blue dress. Bunton confirmed that no blood sample was obtained from Clinton and Star Magazine never published a story documenting a laboratory test.“I don’t remember ever seeing any laboratory test that was done on Clinton’s DNA,” Bunton said. The STAR hyped the story substantially; promising bombshell results before the “test’ was conducted, then did not publish the test results but announced that the test “did not prove Clinton was Danney Williams father.” This is where the main stream media has gotten the false impression that the 1999 test showed that Danney was not Bill’s son . It didn’t prove that he was or was not. It proved nothing. The test was incomplete and thus inconclusive. This is why Bill Clinton should voluntarily submit a verified DNA sample to resolve the key question in Danney Williams life. Alternatively Danney Williams could seek a DNA sample from the famous blue dress owned by Monica Lewinsky or file a suit to establish paternity against Bill Clinton and ask a judge to order the former President to submit a sample for Court supervised testing. DANNEY WILLIAMS , BILL CLINTON AND THEIR DNA Media Hoax in 1999 Exposed By Lindell If you’ve seen pictures of Danney Williams you know he bears an uncanny resemblance to former President Bill Clinton who Danney claims his father. The facial features, nose, chin line— strongly suggest a biological connection. Danney’s mother and two aunts insist Danney is Bill’s son citing the cash financial support furtively slipped to Danney’s mother over years as well as her insistence that Bill was the only Caucasian man she had been with in the year before Danney’s birth. In 1999, various news organizations including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine reported that Danney Williams was not Bill Clinton’s son based on a widely reported DNA test that was based on the DNA report included in independent counsel Kenneth Starr's impeachment report and a DNA sample that was taken from me. This is false. In fact, the test proved to be inconclusive because the Starr report did not contain the necessary data to reach such a conclusion. As Slate , Snopes.com and the New York Daily News all reported ,the Starr report only included the results of the two tests required to establish paternity. The Starr report included a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) but did not included the FBI lab's test refraction fragmented length polymorphism (RFLP) would be also required to make this determination. The PCR test alone would not be enough to legally prove or disprove paternity. In other words, an accurate DNA test to determine paternity requires two different DNA tests to determine paternity polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the refraction fragmented length polymorphism (RFLP). The Starr Report included only the PCR data, thus any paternity test using the incomplete report would have to be inconclusive. Dr. Henry Lee, one of the world's foremost forensic scientists told the New York Daily News "You would need to put President Clinton's [DNA] side by side, using RFLP," to determine paternity. Slate reported, “The FBI performed two genetic fingerprinting tests on the president's DNA. The Starr report, for unexplained reasons, gives data only for the less specific of the two tests. In fact, this test is imprecise enough that it would probably not be persuasive to a judge… (to determine paternity). Snopes.com cited the evidence published in 1999 by Slate, concluding that without obtaining a sample of Clinton’s blood, the DNA released by Starr was insufficient to prove one way or another whether he was or was not Williams’ father. Snopes, an Internet “fact checking” source examined the question of whether or not Bill Clinton was Danny Williams’ father only to conclude not that the charge was “false,” but that the charge was “unproven.” No legitimate, complete, DNA test settling the paternity issue was ever published. It is possible that no legitimate DNA test settling the paternity issue was ever conducted, despite the impression repeated in press reports in Time and the Washington Post from 1999 until today that definitive DNA evidence exists establishing that Clinton is not Danney Williams’ father. The point is that proof simply does not exist yet media types like Megyn Kelly continue to claim otherwise. Also troubling is the fact that the STAR tabloid that first hyped and then allegedly conducted, the flawed “test’ was owned by Robert Altman - a close friend, college classmate, political supporter, major donor and federal appointee of Bill Clinton. The Editor later admitted that no sample of DNA was ever obtained from Bill Clinton and that the incomplete DNA test included in the Starr Report had been used to compare with a sample obtained by Danney Williams. The Editor Phil Bunton would also later admit he had not seen written test results. Bunton recently confirmed that the tabloid relied on the DNA evidence for Clinton published by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, extracted from the infamous Monica Lewinsky blue dress. Bunton confirmed that no blood sample was obtained from Clinton and Star Magazine never published a story documenting a laboratory test.“I don’t remember ever seeing any laboratory test that was done on Clinton’s DNA,” Bunton said. The STAR hyped the story substantially; promising bombshell results before the “test’ was conducted, then did not publish the test results but announced that the test “did not prove Clinton was Danney Williams father.” This is where the main stream media has gotten the false impression that the 1999 test showed that Danney was not Bill’s son . It didn’t prove that he was or was not. It proved nothing. The test was incomplete and thus inconclusive. This is why Bill Clinton should voluntarily submit a verified DNA sample to resolve the key question in Danney Williams life. Alternatively Danney Williams could seek a DNA sample from the famous blue dress owned by Monica Lewinsky or file a suit to establish paternity against Bill Clinton and ask a judge to order the former President to submit a sample for Court supervised testing.

Danney’s mother, Bobbie Ann Williams was a street hooker when Bill Clinton was governor. Williams said she met Clinton in 1984 and had multiple trysts with the elected executive head of Arkansas. The housing projects in Little Rock were located about 5 blocks from the Governor’s Mansion where Bill would leave for his jogging jaunts. Clinton was 38 years old when he met Williams; she was age 24. Clinton and Williams had at least 13 trysts in her estimation. It was in this time period that Williams became pregnant. “Bill got a special kick out of having sex with pregnant women. He said that pregnancy makes gals hotter. When I told him that he was the father of my baby, he just laughed. He rubbed my big belly and said, ‘Girl, that can’t be my baby.’ But I knew it was.” For Williams, the birth of Danney erased all doubt. “When my baby was born, he was as white as any white child,” said Williams. “I told myself, this is Bill Clinton’s baby because he’s the only white man I slept with that month [when she got pregnant].” There is evidence suggesting that for a while at least, Clinton secretly accepted that Danney was his son. Former Arkansas trooper Larry Patterson, once a member of Governor Clinton’s personal security team, said that on one or two occasions Clinton used Arkansas state troopers to take extra Christmas presents originally meant for Chelsea over to the home where young Danney was lived. Danney Williams first came to public notice when Robert “Say “McIntosh, a Little Rock Civil Rights activist called on Governor Bill Clinton to take responsibility and support the boy. When Clinton refused McIntosh started publicly demanding a blood test and was prepared to make a media issue of it during the 1992 presidential campaign. However the Clintons struck a deal with McIntosh: in return for his silence on Bill’s paternity of Danney Williams, the son of McIntosh, Tommy McIntosh who was in jail serving a long and harsh prison sentence for drugs, would get a pardon. In January, 1993, the deal was consummated when Tommy McIntosh (now deceased) got a pre-arranged pardon by acting Arkansas Governor Jerry Jewell and was released from jail 18 years before he would have been eligible for parole. Tommy’s early release was a payoff to Say McIntosh for keeping his mouth shut about presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s deadbeat dad problem.

This is as idiotic a false narrative and straw man argument as I have seen in a while. The no longer young man has had many opportunities to make the case that Bill Clinton was his Father. And has failed to do so. And if Bill Clinton was , not likely the case it seems, Hillary Clinton's choice to embrace the young man or not would most certainly not be a litmus test for racism. Meanwhile in the real world a substantial plurality of Trump supporters are indeed racists as shown by a variety of objective measures.

I believe that racism has little to nothing to do with the reason people are supporting Trump. It is IDIOTIC that the "race card" is thrown around so often and those constantly screaming racism are more than likely "RACIST PRICKS"!! I am far from racist and I'm not thrilled that the front runners are Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump but I am voting for Trump because I am "ANTI-HILLARY"!! I would bet that most of Trumps votes won't be because they want to support him but to keep Hillary from demolishing our country with her corrupt, selfish, lying and murderous ways

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