Category Archives: Radicals
The percentage of the wealth we create that is confiscated by the government is crippling, but at least our money is spent more creatively by the pointy-headed liberal social engineers in charge than we would ever spend it ourselves. For example, how many of us would think to spend our money brainwashing ourselves into racial self-hatred?
Wisconsin taxpayers could be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars to help fund a White Privilege Conference next month in downtown Madison.
Madison will pay $1,500 to co-sponsor the four-day event, which tries to attract teachers, university faculty, activists and high school and college students to “dismantle this system of white supremacy, white privilege and oppression.”
The taxpayer-supported Madison Area Technical College and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire also are listed as co-sponsors.
A fund amassed by bureaucrats by taxing hotel rooms will also be applied.
The total taxpayer responsibility could increase even further, however, depending on the number of teachers and school officials who use the opportunity for professional development.
Adding up registration fees, hotel rooms, and the annual dinner,
each administrator or faculty member who travels from out-of-town and stays for the entire conference could cost taxpayers more than $850.
But that’s nothing compared to the cost of these people going back to their schools and pouring the toxic ideology of the White Privilege Conference straight into unwitting children’s brains.
WPC founder Eddie Moore Jr. told Minnesota’s MSR Online in 2011 he hopes the event will help people understand that “white supremacy, white privilege, racism and other forms of oppression are designed for your destruction — designed to kill you.”
This isn’t just about teaching whites to hate themselves for their ancestors’ accomplishments. It’s about teaching nonwhites to hate whites too.
Moore is a race hustler along the lines of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Jeremiah Wright. When it comes to spreading malevolent hate-whitey ideology, he has the federal government behind him.
The ideology of white privilege also has been found in guides promoted and approved by Common Core State Standards experts, according to an investigation by EAGnews.org.
The worst fate that could befall you is to be turned against yourself, because nothing could make you weaker. That’s why those who hate America enough to want it “fundamentally transformed” turn the population against itself with the doctrine of racial self-hatred.
There has never been a greater threat to this society than the propaganda our liberal rulers force us to finance feeding to children.
On a tip from Bill T.
From MB: http://moonbattery.com/
From 90 miles: http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/
So…This is Who We Give Medals to These Days? Femi-nazi Abortionists? What else do we expect from A Baby Killing President?
From IOTW: http://iowntheworld.com/blog/
This made me want to puke. What can I expect from a loud-mouthed Commie piece of sh*t.. This is what leftists think about, 24/7…urine and feces. They are depraved pigs.
I am not a Palin fan. I rarely follow anything she does. For no other reason than.. I just don’t. Bashir is beyond the pail.. Disgusting talk. How in the hell does MSNBC allow their hosts to talk like this? This is absolutely filthy. But, just take one look at Bashir and you have an ugly, little, pussy, Aladdin-looking crumb. Go back to your country and just get the hell out of here, you vomitous gasbag.
MSNBC host Martin Bashir suggested Friday that someone should defecate and/or urinate in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s mouth.
Where are the feminists? Probably on their knees, worshiping Obama their bitchy girlfriend.
Another opinion on filthy MSNBC: Martin Bashir wants Sarah Palin to be defecated and urinated on
From The Mad Jewess: http://themadjewess.com/
The Housing Debacle Wasn’t Enough…Now Liberal Loonies Want to Give Car Loans to People Who Can’t Pay Them
Via CNS News:
Susan Rice, who falsely told the nation that the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 had developed out of a spontaneous demonstration against a YouTube video, will mark the one year anniversary of those attacks by briefing Congress to make the administration’s case for authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force in Syria.
Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation” today, House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R.-Mich.) pointed to the administration’s decision to have Rice brief members of Congress about this issue on the anniversary of the Benghazi attacks as emblematic of the administration’s bumbling approach to making its case for intervening in Syria.
On Monday, Rice will give a speech about Syria to the New America Foundation, then speak to the Congressional Black Caucus and participate in a classified briefing that the administration will provide to members of Congress, the Associated Press has reported. She will then participate in another classified briefing for Congress on Wednesday–which will be the twelfth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. homeland and the one year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the State Department and CIA facilities in Benghazi, Libya.
From WZ: http://weaselzippers.us/
Few are willing to admit the truth, namely that our cultural elite have abandoned the truth — but that is putting it too mildly.
Our cultural elite, of which the editors of the Washington Post andSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are members, have not only abandoned the truth, but have declared war on truth, and have dedicated themselves to the advancement of falsehood.
People saw this coming and sounded a warning. Judith Reisman was one of them, and Robert Knight was another. In 2000, Knight published The Age of Consent: The Rise of Relativism and the Corruption of Popular Culture, addressing the philosophical roots of our current mess. You should also read Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education by Philip E. Johnson.
Whether or not you follow my reading recommendations, the bottom line is this: Good luck with this “secular conservatism” thing.
It ain’t gonna work, and if the history of the past 10 years or so haven’t convinced you that embracing secularism is doom for conservatism — and, ultimately, for the American republic — I’m sure the next 10 years will, but by then there will be nothing left worth conserving. And we’re probably doomed already.
Paul Weyrich — he totally saw it. A nation that would let President Clinton lie his way through the Lewinsky scandal, and accept all those flimsy rationalizations in his defense . . . Doomed.
There was a sort of post-9/11 bubble of Republican popularity that lasted four or five years, but by 2006, that was completely gone. Then in 2008 somehow, that backstabbing crapweasel John McCain got the Republican nomination and . . . Doomed.
Well, the Tea Party uprising of 2009-2010 was encouraging, but then 2012 came along and, once again . . . Doomed.
How are you feeling about 2014, Republicans? What about 2016?
Basically, the enemy got inside the perimeter. The bombardment of liberal propaganda convinced both the Republican Party elite and leading figures of the conservative intelligentsia that all those hillbilly Bible-thumpers were, on balance, a detriment to the GOP’s political prospects, so shut up, Sarah Palin, shut up Michele Bachmann, shut upRick Santorum and anyone else who doesn’t applaud gay marriage as enthusiastically as Rachel Maddow and Andrew Sullivan.
Way to go, Republican elite! You saved your reputation as sophisticated, tolerant, enlightened intellectuals and you are . . . Doomed.
The revolutionary turning point is now in your rear-view mirror, and you’re all Vichy Republicans, negotiating with the radical Left the terms of your collaboration with their progressive agenda. In November 2008,I explained where we were heading:
The Lawrence ruling was the culmination of what Justice Antonin Scalia called “a 17-year crusade” to overturn the 1986 Bowers v. Hardwick decision (which had upheld Georgia’s sodomy statute) and, as Scalia noted in his dissent, the Court’s “emerging awareness” argument was a disingenuous way to avoid actually declaring a “fundamental right” to sodomy. The legal effect was the same, however, and Lawrence was repeatedly cited in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision five months later mandating the legalization of gay marriage in that state. . . .
Gay activists do not construe their “rights” in terms of liberty, but in terms of radical and absolute equality. They insist that same-sex relationships are identical to — entirely analogous to and fungible with — traditional marriage.
Common sense resists this assertion, perceiving something fundamentally false in the gay marriage argument. Yet it seems common-sense resistance can only be justified by resort to religious faith, through the understanding that men are “endowed by their Creator” with rights. Eliminate the Creator from discussion, and it becomes impossible to refute the activists’ indignant demand for equality. . . .
You could read the whole thing — if you’re an ignorant hillbilly Bible-thumper like Justice Antonin Scalia. Perhaps you could also confront the reality that we have weighed anchor, sailed off into uncharted waters without a compass, and are now badly adrift in those regions of the ancient maps marked “Here Be Dragons.”
The Lawrence decision stopped just short of declaring a “fundamental right” to sodomy, but they might as well have gone all the way (if you’ll pardon the phrase) because we see how Justice Kennedy struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act as though no law prior to the “emerging awareness” had any validity at all. In 2003, the Supreme Court decreed that Texas had no authority to prohibit sodomy. Ten years later, the Supreme Court decreed that Congress itself could not deny recognition to same-sex marriage, and anyone shocked by the hasty destruction of what Chief Justice Warren Burger called “millennia of moral teaching” — well, shut up, haters.
From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/
Posted on | August 28, 2013
We Haitianists invite all PanAfrikans, Black Nationalists, Black Progressives, and other anti-white, noble-minded Black people to join us in celebrating our Afrikan New Year in August of each year. From this day forward, August will officially be “Nat Turner Month” for WOH and it will mark our Afrikan New Year.
Have I got your attention now? Let us examine the rather more articulate racialism of Huffington Post contributor Pascal Robert:
As long as the oppressed group views its oppressor as the fountain from which all approval and validation comes, there can never be any true achievement of justice based on eliminating the authority of the oppressor in that power relationship. . . . Status quo forces of oppression do not concede rights and political viability to those they oppress because token symbols of achievement and demonstrative humanity have been shown by those on the margins. The oppressor simply keeps dangling the carrot, moving it farther and farther down the road, as you continue to do every seemingly morally upright thing he demands to achieve that coveted “equality.” . . .
You are “the oppressor,” whitey, and in case you haven’t figured it out yet, Pacal Robert is not a reform-oriented liberal Democrat. He is a radically anti-American black nationalist whose allegiance is to Haiti (from which his parents immigrated here) and who blames Haiti’s problems on “constant U.S. intervention and destabilization.”
Pascal Robert is not a “liberal.” He is not merely “prejudiced.” He has an elaborate anti-white ideology, which explains his absolutely shocking Twitter campaign against Dana Loesch:
Several of Dana’s friends on Twitter misunderstood this, calling Robert a “liberal” or “progressive,” but he is neither: He is a racialist who hates America because he hates white people.
Honestly, it is way past time for Americans to acknowledge the extent to which what often passes for “liberalism” is nothing of the sort.
This is simply hate, and Huffington Post is publishing it.
From the Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/
Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.
Frank Marshall Davis, American Communist Writer & Activist
Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LaVaughan Robinson (later Mrs.Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardine Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.
Bill Ayers & Bernardine Dohrn, America Haters, Domestic Terrorists, Political Patrons of Barack Obama
Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Reverse Racist.
Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.
After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happenedto be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal companyjust happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.
Saul Alinsky, Marxist Agitator; inspired Barack Obama & Co.
Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright: Anti-white, Anti-Jew, Anti-American Orator
Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.
Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.
Bill Ayers, America Hater, Domestic Terrorist
Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.
Valerie Jarrett (left) – confidant & handler of Barack Hussein Obama
In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.
Senator John McCain, Republican (In Name Only), Useful Idiot.
In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system. In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.
Mona & Rashid Khalidi, former PLO operative, advocates of Palestinian Rights.
In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event butjust happens to refuse to make it public.
Barack & Michelle Obama dining with Mona & Rashid Khalidi
In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States.
David Axelrod, political soldier of Barack Obama, weasel, dirty tricks enabler.
“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle
Bet You Didn’t Know it – Even God is Racist, Says an Ivy League Racist (They must let anybody into the “Ivy” League these days)
You have to pay the big bucks to attend an Ivy League university. But it’s worth it to acquire an education from the greatest minds of our time — like Anthea Butler, who insightfully observes that George Zimmerman not being found guilty of murder for defending himself against the young hoodlum who was bashing his head against the pavement proves that God is a “white racist.”
Anthea Butler, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Religious Studies, made the unusual comments in a blog post released on Monday on ReligionDispatches.org, where she is a regular contributor.
“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us,” she wrote in the post. “As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god.
“As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men,” she added.
In her profundity, Anthea — who is an associate chair of the prestigious university’s religious studies department and a regular contributor for MSNBC and CNN — divines that Christianity is to blame for God’s wickedness.
“As a historian of American and African-American religion, I know that the Trayvon Martin moment is just one moment in a history of racism in America that, in large part, has its underpinnings in Christianity and its history,” she wrote.
Apparently Anthea is just barely bright enough to understand that the more she denounces Western Civilization and pretends to be oppressed, the more she will be showered with privileges. She spews her bizarre venom for the same reason a lab rat presses a lever that releases food pellets.
What are the odds that someone too dumb even to write proper English could achieve the status and income of an Ivy League professor without being “oppressed”? Take away her sacred victim status, and her brain power wouldn’t have gotten her through junior high. She would be swabbing toilets at the local Motel 6 if not for moonbattery, so don’t blame her for spewing it.
Blame the white liberals who set morons like this on pedestals in order to debase our culture with the ultimate cultural Marxist goal of destroying it.
Do You Value Your Life Style and Country? There is one Group of People Who Want to take it From You – Muslims. Wake up Before They Do.
“Let Cant cease, at all risks and at all costs : till Cant ceases, nothing else can begin.” – Thomas Carlyle.
So you disagree with the Counter-Jihad tendency in its entirety; You’re a Leftist, or a Marxist, or a self-declared ‘anti-Racist’. Perhaps - like the majority – you’re still undecided on Islam, but incline against confrontation with it. Whichever category you fall into, you probably loathe people like us – ‘hateful people’ who stress the need to take the fight to the enemy.
Some people, at this point, would begin to call you names; the term ‘Dhimmi’ is typical, and is used to suggest a mixture of stupidity, passivity and learned helplessness in the opponent. I’m sure you’re not stupid. In fact, compared to some of the footsoldiers of the Counter-Jihad tendency, you probably possess a far superior grasp of international affairs. You might also do sterling activist work on other issues like poverty, economic inequality and minority rights. You are bright, good-natured people and among your number I once proudly counted.
I can understand how you found your position on this subject too. The case against Islamophobia is well-presented, reasonable and often convincing.
Perhaps some of the following ideas undergird your argument:
1. Islamophobia is Racism.
Islamophobia has an ugly face and a hateful, inarticulate voice. The anti-Islam English Defence League boasts hundreds of men with bald heads and bomber jackets, and whenever a BBC camera lingers on a crowd of them for more than five seconds, it seems inevitable that some dickhead makes a Nazi salute.
The BNP, too, never stop talking about the threat from Islam, and yet we know that they hate Blacks, Gays and Jews as well. Perhaps ‘Islamophobia’ is just a case of racists picking on Islam as an alternative to doing nothing, and maybe when they’ve finished with the Muslims, they’ll move on to other minorities.
2. Islamism is Over-Hyped by Zionists.
Jewish Nationalists (Zionists), have a clear vested interest in ‘Islamophobia’ and the way it can draft Europeans into the fight against Israel’s enemies in the Middle East. Consistent with this, many of the authors most identified with anti-Islam sentiment (Mark Steyn, Pamela Geller, Bat Yeo’r, Sam Harris etc…) are of Jewish extraction. Perhaps this is reason enough to doubt what they - and we - are saying.
Muslim countries have valuable minerals and resources they usually won’t give to us. Perhaps our elites require a degree of anti-Muslim feeling in order to sell colonial wars to the electorate which would otherwise be impossible to justify.
4. Why Can’t we Move On?
The attack which seemed to start it all – 9/11 – occurred over ten years ago. Isn’t it time we all moved on? Americans behave like it was the end of the world, and yet it wasn’t really the end of a day’s trading. 3000 people died. A similar number die each hour from poverty. Why should you care about the fat, bloated Yanks when there are people dying all over the world, including those impoverished by American policy?
Many of these points are valid and all of them have foundations in reality.
Not one of them however succeeds in abolishing the Islamist threat.
Let’s tackle them in reverse order:
The events known as 9/11 were not (contrary to what the internet might tell you) American initiatives. Whether too much is made of the tragedy is besides the point. It happened, it was evil and it demanded a response.
The issue of the Islamic world’s resources (and their exploitation by the West) is something we can actually agree on. The modern Jihadi Enterprise has been largely enabled by America’s foolhardy sponsorship of the Saudi royal family and the injection of trillions of dollars into the economies of the Wahhabi Gulf. Similarly, the American purchase of oil and gas from Iraq or indeed any Islamic source is, to us, wholly undesirable and we recommend alternatives be sought out.
Jewish Nationalism, whatever some of its adherents might believe, has not benefited greatly from anti-Islam sentiment. The greatest enemies of the Jewish state – Syria, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah, are black-listed on the grounds of terrorism, genocide, and totalitarianism. Their identity as Islamic is not the foremost reason for their isolation. If it were, then Saudi Arabia and Egypt would have been disowned long ago.
Still, this is not to say that Jewish Nationalists don’t desire a Western World more sympathetic to their position. Why on Earth wouldn’t they? It is fundamental to any type of activism that one wants ones cause to succeed. The pursuit of sympathy and alliance can hardly be called sinister or underhand, and the methods used to acquire sympathy must be judged, in any case, on their independent merit. Books about Islam by Jewish authors should be open to the same scrutiny as any other political work, but if that scrutiny, after finding nothing wrong with them, continues unabated, it can justly be reclassified as bigotry.
The English Defence League is not a registered political party. It is open for all to join without qualification or even so much as a background check. Given that its marches allow for (and indeed encourage) aggression and the display of nationalistic sentiment, it is inevitable that some undesirable elements will be pulled in alongside the best of the catch.
Unconvinced? Let’s go on then….
You might possess a more general objection to ‘victimizing’ a group of people for the cultural affiliation into which they were born. This too is perfectly sane and morally sensible. Our answer, however, is necessarily hard-hearted:
This is a war for the future of our civilization. All manner of cruelties are obliged of us in times of war that, in a time of peace, would be considered reprehensible. We must murder those who wish to murder us before they can try. We have no sensible reason to doubt the intentions behind words such as ‘Death to the West’. When Iranians and Egyptians chant this, they are not threatening a distant immaterial concept, but you and I, our families and friends.
And while we talk of civilization, tell me, do you value any of the following things:
Music, Television, Art, Non-religious Literature, free mixing of the sexes, Sport…?
Well, the Salafi brand of Islamist (if he is successful) will prevent your children from enjoying any of these activities. They will be banned by the state and religious authorities.
Our various and hard-won society will collapse into a tedious rhythm of prayer, food and sleep. Nothing else. Popular entertainment will be limited to the sadistic festivals of public execution.
If you’re a woman, I must ask, do you like your family?
Well you better had do. For in Salafist Europe, you will be answerable and obedient to your family until the age of marriage and after that to a husband chosen for you by them.
Do I really need to go on?…
All I’m asking you to do is think; To be honest with yourself. I’d wager that youdo like music, that you do like mingling with people of the opposite sex. I think you value our civilization as much as we do and would miss it greatly should it disappear.
It may be good nature that led you down this road of untruth, but unless you rejoin one that is more rational, you will end up in alliance with some very terrible people indeed.
If you’re able to think about these things – even for a short while - without political conditioning, you’ll come to see very quickly which side is yours to defend.
D, LDN. at Defend the Modern World: http://defendthemodernworld.wordpress.com/
Once again the hyper-obsessed stalker and Goebbels groupie, Nathan Lean, is lying, defaming and smearing — this time in a local Tennessee newspaper. We held a wildly successful free speech demo in Manchester, Tennessee to oppose sharia measures proposed by US attorney Bill Killian. The DoJ has vowed to criminalize postings on social media that offend Muslims. Thousands joined us to firmly and unequivocally state that that is never going to happen. Not on our watch.
On June 4 in Manchester, Tennessee, Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Tennessee, FBI Special Agent Kenneth Moore, and Zak Mohyuddin of the American Muslim Advisory Council hosted an event called “Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society” in the town of Manchester, Tennessee. My American Freedom Defense Initiative colleague Pamela Geller and I called for a protest of what was clearly an event designed to intimidate Americans into being afraid to criticize the elements of Islam that give rise to violence and supremacism, and nearly 2,000 protesters assembled at the Manchester Convention Center to register their disapproval of this latest Obama Administration attempt to silence criticism of jihad and Islamic supremacism.
The Killian/Moore/Mohyuddin event, predictably, was all about hate crimes, hate speech, and how Tennesseans needed to be more inclusive and welcoming of the increasing numbers of Muslims in their midst. Mohyuddin, Killian and Moore all spoke with extraordinary condescension to the crowd, as if it were taken for granted that their only reason for being suspicious of Muslims was the color of their skin (Killian said exactly that) and cultural differences. The audience, however, was having none of it, and frequently shouted responses to the various (and numerous) disingenuous and manipulative assertions coming from the speakers. That gave the mainstream media their take on the event; their reporting on the event uniformly portrayed the pro-free speech protesters as a gang of racist, bigoted thugs, shouting down the valiant paladins of tolerance. They completely ignored the genuine concern that people have about jihad and Islamic supremacist activity, and the fact that Muslim groups (aided and abetted by Barack Obama) use claims of “hate” and “bigotry” to shut down honest discussion of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism.
Anyway, when the Big Lie is going around, free speech foe Nathan Lean is never far away. Lean, aka “Garibaldi,” the creepy Travis Bickle of jihad enablers, is a stalker who has threatened me repeatedly, repeats what he knows to be falsehoods about my record, and has called on hackers to destroy this site. He repeated his usual tissue of libel and defamation in the Manchester Times. Pamela Geller responded immediately, and finally today the Manchester Times printed our piece setting the record straight:
“Manchester protesters stood for free speech,” by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller in the Manchester Times, June 19:
The piece “Anti-Muslim hate comes to Coffee County” was a wildly inaccurate and defamatory mischaracterization of the free speech protest on June 4. Nathan Lean, who was not present, relied on negative press reports to paint a lurid picture of a mob of thugs where in reality there was a large number of patriots determined to resist the erosion of the freedom of speech.We were there to protest the intended criminalization of free speech – which was the unmistakable intent of the event hosted by U.S. Attorney Bill Killian and FBI special agent Kenneth Moore. The propaganda campaign by the media and Islamic supremacist groups to obscure this only brings it out more vividly. To portray our protest as against “Muslim outreach” is absurd: there are Muslim outreach events all over the country on a regular basis. We’ve never protested any of them. This one had nothing to do with genuine Muslim outreach and everything to do with aiding in the imposition in the U.S. of Islam’s blasphemy laws forbidding criticism of Islam.
The protesters turned out in such unexpectedly high numbers because they knew that truthful and accurate exploration of Islam’s violent teachings has been deemed “inflammatory” by both Muslim groups and the Obama regime — and that leaves us unable to examine the motives and goals of jihad terrorists, or to defend ourselves adequately against them. That’s why everyone was so upset with Killian and Moore – but Lean appears intent on obscuring that fact with offensive charges against us.
Lean says that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) classifies our groups AFDI and SIOA as “hate groups.” Yet the SPLC tars as “hate groups” many conservative groups that simply disagree with its hard-Left political stance, while not classifying any jihad groups as hate groups, despite their rhetoric calling for the murder of Americans. And we’re appealing the rejection of our trademark application for Stop Islamization of America – it’s ironic that while large numbers of valiant secularist Turks and Egyptians are resisting the Islamization of their countries, that Lean would smear an attempt to preserve American freedoms from subversion by provisions of Islamic law that even many Muslims reject as oppressive.
Stooping even lower in his defamation, Lean claims that we inspired the Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik. In reality, Breivik cited not only us but many people, including Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and Thomas Jefferson. Nor was Breivik really an opponent of jihad terror: he wrote about he wanted to aid Hamas and ally with jihad groups. Breivik also explained that his real inspiration for his violence was not us, but the Islamic jihad terror group al-Qaeda, about which Nathan Lean has never written a critical word.
Lean also claims falsely that we “regularly” team up with the English Defense League; in reality, we have done so twice – but we do not reject the association. Contrary to libelous claims by Lean and other rivals of the foes of jihad terror, the EDL is not “a street gang of British skinheads” or neo-Nazis. The EDL was formed to defend British soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, who were being physically attacked by Muslim mobs. It rejects all racism and violence; the only violence at its rallies comes from Leftists and Islamic supremacists bent on silencing the group and brutalizing its members. Just last week, six jihadists were imprisoned for a plot to commit mass murder at an EDL rally.
Lean’s worst libel is when he likens us to Osama bin Laden. Equating a mass murderer with law-abiding Americans who have never advocated hatred or violence of any kind, and who have dedicated themselves to resisting the hate and bloodlust that led to those murders in the first place, is unconscionable.
Lean further claims that we must have found Bill Killian’s statement that “if someone makes threats of violence, that is not protected speech and they will be prosecuted” a “tough pill to swallow.” However, he does not provide even one example of our supposed “threats of violence,” because we’ve never made any.
Nathan Lean owes an apology to the patriots who turned out to defend free speech in Manchester. The freedom of speech is our foremost bulwark against tyranny; they deserve full and wholehearted support, not smears.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
ANGRY WHITE DUDE HAS ZERO TRUST IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!
HOME SWEET HOME!
At this point, AWD doesn’t care what list the title of this post puts me on. I’m pretty sure I’m already on a host of others already! My sins? Believing in the sanctity and wisdom of the Constitution and for having the cojones to call out the legions of corruptocrats in Washington for their nefarious, tyrannous deeds.
This didn’t start with Obama. AWD has long distrusted anyone elected to federal office. A Senate or House seat is an exclusive club where neither you nor I will ever be invited. The charlatans who hold this office take good care of themselves and their friends. They see themselves different, most assuredly better, than the rest of the hoi polloi proletariat back home in the districts or states.
Congress is an exclusive club for 535 pseudo-kings and queens who do just about anything they want without oversight. The White House and their staffs get it much better. They all travel just about anywhere they want, when they want and how they want with the yokels back home footing the bill. The Kings of Congress vote themselves the right to involve themselves in insider trading when the same would put us lowly proles in prison. They don’t have to worry about squeezing pennies on Social Security. They voted themselves a cushy retirement plan that guarantees them and their spouses lifetime pensions at full salary with full benefits. Even after serving one term. While mandating ObamaCare for “the people,” the Kings and Queens of Congress exclude themselves and their staffs. Congress is the most exclusive and rewarding club in the world and it is corrupt to the bone!
The revelations of IRS corruption come as no surprise to anyone who pays attention. This excludes the “low-information” voters who live off of government welfare programs designed to perpetually buy their votes. The entire system is corrupt beyond repair. What our Founding Fathers feared 230-odd years has become full circle. We are controlled by an army of King Georges who office in Washington, DC and suck the wealth out of the dwindling producers in America.
Today we have an out of control bureaucracy that controls nearly every aspect of our lives. Unelected governmental agencies like the IRS and EPA can ruin our lives at their pleasure. Enemies lists are common in the White House. Unconstitutional spying on American citizens has destroyed the Fourth Amendment. Muslim terrorists are allowed into the country to explode us while living on welfare! We borrow $3 billion each day to pay for all this BS! How can a country so stupid and/or corrupt survive? It can’t!
100 years ago, Congress was different. American patriots who owned farms or businesses would sacrifice a few years at home to serve their country in public office. They stayed a few years and then returned home to work. There weren’t over-the-top pensions and payoffs from lobbyists. These men served their country because they believed in the American Dream and Constitutional values. They were patriots.
Corruptocrats in office today have designed laws to keep them in office until they are wheeled out dead. The only politician AWD can think of who has left Congress before dying or recognizing that they would not win reelection is former Senator Kay Bailout Hutchison of Texas. She only left the Senate because she could make more money as a lobbyist calling on her “good friends!” Other corruptcocrats remain until they are room temperature squeezing out the last few seconds of corrupt money and power they can get from their office.
Can anyone forget the pitiful sight of Robert Byrd being wheeled in on a gurney to cast his vote for ObamaCare? Wussypants Republican and once Democrat geriatric Ralph Hall from Paris, Texas will turn 90 this term and has already announced he will run for reelection in 2014. Why? Because he would rather spend his last months on this planet living the life of a king rather than spend time with his great-great-great-great-great grandchildren regaling fond memories of the Gettysburg Address.
AWD knows a lot of Texas Congressmen. Most of them say the right things and vote the right way most of the time. I trust ZERO of them! Ted Cruz would be the closest I’d come to letting any Congressman in my house. But he’s only been in Washington a few months.
AWD believes the Tea Party Movement failed because it was 30 years too late. It’s principles and values were good at the inception of the movement in 2009 because patriots came together for the right reasons and had great results. The election of 2010 saw 63 big-spending Democrats sent home. We wanted to save America. But once people learned they could make a buck off the movement or get on television, the knives came out. Friends became enemies and egos contaminated the last, best hope to save the country. Lawsuits and backstabbing became common practice. The leftist mainstream propaganda successfully marginalized the movement as racist while the wussypants Republicans, while paying lip service to the Tea Party, worked to marginalize the movement. Both succeeded.
In 2009, AWD had some hope for the salvation of the United States of America. After Obama’s reelection last November, AWD is waiting for the entire collapse of the federal government. It WILL come. I was Dagny Taggart. I’m now John Galt. I have no illusions America can survive as a constitutional republic with an openly socialist Democrat Party and a cowardly, corrupt, wussypants Republican Party in Washington. We know the mission of Democrats is to destroy the country but are you willing to count on John “Boo Hoo” Boehner and Mitch “Turtle-Head” McConnell to rescue us? I refuse to play that game. Especially when the Republican ranks are filled with corruptocrat kings like McCain, Graham, Flake, Rubio, Collins, Alexander and the rest of their ilk!
Those of us who can see realize the corrupt agenda of the kings and queens in Washington. It is total control over the American people. We see the main agendas of Republicans and Democrats in Washington this very moment to be flooding America with unskilled, dependent illegal aliens and granting them citizenship while destroying the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms for the proletariat. Why? Because both political parties are corrupt and both are involved in the game of creeping tyranny.
As AWD has written, I don’t really care if I live in a country that has member states like Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, California, etc. They can all go to their own socialist hell. I don’t care what happens to them. I desire to live in a country where tried and true constitutional values are law, where corruption is held to a minimum and the purveyors of such end up behind bars, and I can keep more of the wealth I produce. I want to live in a country where corruptocrats are unable to buy votes of welfare moochers or illegals by throwing out welfare programs. Where hard work and performance is rewarded and not penalized. Where political correctness does not exist.
I want to live in the Republic of Texas. And I do. And I will. Lock and load and Molon Labe!
From Angry White Dude: http://angrywhitedude.com/2013/05/angry-white-dude-has-zero-trust-in-the-federal-government/
Obama Ignores That This War Between Civilized People and Barbaric islam Has Been Going on For Centuries
By Alan Caruba
“More than dumping the war of words, the White House signed off on a new counterterrorism strategy that amounted to running away from Iraq and Afghanistan as quickly as possible and limiting the offensive campaign to whacking top-level al Qaeda with drone strikes”, noting that “The new strategy was bound to fail, fighting the last war while al Qaeda evolved into a global insurgency that has spread from Pakistan to Nigeria.”
From Mad Medic: http://maddmedic.wordpress.com/
Posted on | May 20, 2013
Colleen M. Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union
By now, you’ve probably seen the news:
Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union which represents employees of the Internal Revenue Service, met at the White House with President Obama the day before two IRS officials created the “Sensitive Case Report” that targeted Tea Party groups for special scrutiny on their applications for non-profit status. White House visitors logs show that Kelley visited the White House on March 31, 2010, to meet with Obama, a day before an Inspector General’s report shows that the “Sensitive Case Report” was created, Jeffrey Lord of The American Spectator reported . . .
And you might be surprised (but probably not) to learn that Colleen M. Kelley has never worked a day in the private sector:
[A]n NTEU member since 1974, Kelley was an IRS Revenue Agent for 14 years and served in various NTEU chapter leadership positions, including chapter president of NTEU Chapter 34 in Pittsburgh. She was elected National President in August 1999 and was overwhelmingly re-elected to a fourth four-year term in 2011. Kelley first joined the IRS upon graduation from Drexel University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Pittsburgh.
You might also be surprised (but probably not) that Colleen M. Kelley and her union enthusiastically support Obama:
The leader of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) today applauded the re-election of President Barack Obama. “NTEU supported the re-election of President Obama as being in the best interests of our country and of the dedicated men and women of the federal workforce,” said NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley. “NTEU is also pleased that so many of our candidates for Senate seats and our staunchest supporters in the House won their races.” NTEU’s efforts on behalf of President Obama and key candidates spanned the country. “Our 2012 election plan has been in place since the beginning of the year,” said President Kelley. “Many chapters and members were actively involved educating and organizing various types of activities around the country including candidate nights and volunteering for campaigns.” NTEU’s efforts focused on battleground states where races for the presidency, Senate and House seats were competitive and where the union has substantial numbers of NTEU members including Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. In the days before the election, NTEU members volunteered for phone-banking and canvassing, with a particular focus on contacting other NTEU members and urging them to vote for candidates who support federal employees and federal employee issues. “Federal employees heard our message loud and clear that everything about the lives of the federal workforce is determined by those elected to office,” said Kelley.
So, now you know who Colleen M. Kelley loves. You may be surprised (but probably not) to learn what happens to people she hates:
These things are just coincidences, I’m sure. (But probably not.)
From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/
“We’re not scaremongering, this is really happening.” – Idioteque, Radiohead.
My University in London used to be a Polytechnic. Before that, it was a parking lot. By gradients then, the same space has become progressively less functional over the ages, and it now blights the cultural life of an otherwise charming town.
In appearance, the main building resembles a very old-fashioned, inner-city high-school. The campus is tiny relative to normal universities. There is no green space nearby and we are surrounded on all sides by busy roads. The website calls it ‘cosy, modern and artful’. In reality it is compact, ugly and depressing.
I didn’t need to attend this place. I received very good A-level results. Warwick University was among the first institutions to offer me a place. I turned them and others down because I wanted to attend somewhere further away from the small, boring town in which my parents live. More specifically, I was determined to live and study in London.
What I had in mind was the London I saw on television, a stuffy, slightly upmarket New York in effect, with intelligent men and aspirant women supping cocktails and espresso, you know the kind of place. What I have become used to since I arrived here is a city of burkas, terrorism, homophobia, black-tar Heroin, and prostitution; a magnificent metropolis half-destroyed by a single cultural minority.
You may think, dear general reader, that the panic and hysteria over Islam is unwarranted or driven by third-party interests (oil politics, Jewish Nationalism, Racism etc…). The ‘me’ just a day or two into freshers week would completely agree with you. The ‘me’ now wants you to listen carefully and without prejudice as to why this is not the case.
I realise now that the present epoch is a contest between two starkly different futures: One in which the West is Islamised and the other in which the West is restored. The first is a nightmare of which some of us already have a taste, and which we are fully prepared to fight to prevent.
I’ll give you three examples from personal experience…
During my first year of study, I was resident in a student halls with many other people, most of them Muslim, most of them British-born. Throughout this year I witnessed and on occasion suffered cultural bullying of a type I never imagined existed. This was the bullying routinely talked about on racist websites, and which I had always assumed to be Islamophobic fiction.
Here’s a question for you – In what situation do you think it is appropriate to label a women you don’t know a ‘slag’? I’m sure, assuming you are a decent and rational person, that you would only imagine yourself using such language in public during a fit of rage over something like a terrible betrayal, or after being physically attacked by a female stranger…..
Well, the non-Muslim women of my block grew used to hearing this word in retribution for such crimes as wearing shorts on their way to netball practice. They became used to hearing it when they went out in groups to local nightclubs and when they returned home in the early hours of the morning. They hardly blinked when such slurs were screamed out of windows, day-in and day-out, and it went unreported.
Here’s another question for you – In what situation do you think it is justified to spread lies about people you barely know?
Well, lies of the most serious and defamatory kind were routinely spread about non-Muslim students by Muslims that year, via intranet email, graffiti and loud insinuation. The women (the ‘slags’) were alleged to be infected with sexual diseases. The boys were alleged to be homosexual and/or riddled with AIDS. The ‘evidence’ for such slurs were the lifestyles of the Kaffir, and their attending of parties, easy laughter and the congregating with people of the opposite sex etc…
Here’s a second example….
On St Valentine’s Day during the second year, the Student Union decided to propose a Valentine’s Day Singles Ball, in which single men would come wearing badges saying ‘single’ to meet single women, who would be identified likewise. It sounded quite silly I remember thinking, but if people enjoyed it, who cared?
You don’t need me to tell you who cared about it, and who eventually protested loudly enough for the Ball to be cancelled. It was the ****** University Islamic Society, a sprawling and powerful mafia with tentacles reaching into every aspect of student life. They thought the ball would encourage promiscuity and so they lobbied against it.
Again, nobody said a word.
A third and final example I’ll give of my awakening to the Islamic issue, is the most serious. You might well dismiss what you’ve read so far as ‘anti-social behaviour’ and no worse than the behaviour of other social groups. But not this occasion:
I was sitting in class one day, near the back of the room. The lecturer had finished talking and now we were told to discuss amongst ourselves the things we’d heard. A group of Muslim men just across from me were apparently uninterested in the lecture that day as they commenced to discuss videos they’d been emailing each other instead. It took me a short while, but I came to understand that these were decapitation videos. Hearing this, I nervously looked over at the faces of the men and saw sick, sadistic smiles.
At the end of that year, I was a fully developed ‘Islamophobe’. I can’t and won’t deny what I witnessed and what I saw others go through. And more than this, I won’t help the taboo to survive which allowed for these abuses to go unreported.
If there is one thing my University made clear during Fresher’s Week, it was the ‘multi-faculty policy on discrimination’. In lengthy assemblies, we were told in a frank and serious tone that no ‘discrimination’ of any kind was tolerated longer than it took for those responsible to be expelled.
A climate of fear, no less palpable than that of totalitarian dictatorship was cast over us all.
You’ll notice that I haven’t provided you with the name of my University. This is because I am currently studying there, and do not wish to be beaten to a pulp by students. I wouldn’t trust the staff or security to help me in such a situation. This University is Islamic territory now.
The people I hope to reach are those who might have any illusions about the determination of the Muslims to enforce their way of life onto the rest of us. It is not a ‘Zionist fabrication’. It is not a ‘fantasy’ of White Nationalists. I am a perfectly liberal guy, and have a zero-tolerance policy for racism.
The threat is real.
From Defend The Modern World: http://defendthemodernworld.wordpress.com/
From Mad Medic:
Not surprisingly — considering that rabid anti-Christian bigot Mikey Weinstein has been called in to assist — the well-documented campaign by the Obama Regime to drive Christians out of the military has gone into high gear. You can now be court-martialled for putting in a good word for your faith:
The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: “Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense… Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis…”.
Being convicted in a court martial means that a soldier has committed a crime under federal military law. Punishment for a court martial can include imprisonment and being dishonorably discharged from the military.
So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime — possibly resulting in imprisonment — for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains — military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis) — whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.
America is getting fundamentally transformed, as promised. Without even putting up a fight — yet.
If it was ever possible to be both a Christian and a supporter of the Obama Regime, it certainly isn’t now.
On tips from Artfldgr, Curtis, Bob Roberts, G. Fox, and Apostle53.
“The civil rights movement is dead. In place of any real urge for equality is a determination to perpetuate inequality in order to keep the movement going…
Inequality in the name of equality has become an institution. It has become the institution that justifies all the other institutions of government and academia. If discrimination ever disappeared beyond the ability of modern eight-wave bigotry researchers to discover it in episodes of classic television shows and random interracial interactions, then the entire modern state would simply collapse.”
Fighting against inequality requires inequality in the same way that Manifest Destiny needed land
area to work. It becomes harder to spread out once you’ve hit the Pacific Ocean. Fighting for civil rights becomes a struggle when everyone has the right to vote, drink from water fountains and do everything else.
After that it’s all imaginary territory. You aren’t really expanding the borders; you’re just paving over swamps, slopping split level housing all over them and pretending that the next lawsuit over racial profiling or the article over pay inequities is just like those people in the black-and-white photos marching at Selma.
Racism is a resource and like every other resource, it’s in danger of running out. We hit Peak Racism decades ago. Peak Sexism peaked even earlier. Even Peak Homophobia peaked a while back. The cool kids are trying to push Islamophobia while peddling worn copies of Edward Said’s Orientalism that the campus book store refuses to buy back at more than 10% of the sale price, but once you get past the keffiyahs and a 10 year-old photo of what looks like a guy in black Klanwear in Iraq, (which looks like the world’s most confusing hate crime), the calm waves of the Pacific Ocean are there telling you that maybe it’s time to put away that thesis on “Othering in The Simpsons” and enjoy your job as Director of Sensitivity Innovations in the Department of Human Resources.
Fighting for equality stopped making sense when everyone became legally equal. Bringing back the word for a battle over gay marriage was refreshing after it had to be buried for so long during the long march through affirmative action and all sorts of positive discrimination gimmicks. But that’s just a blip on the radar.
Equality stopped being the issue before most of the people fighting inequality today on a professional basis were even born. Instead the issue became carving out niches of inequality that would preserve “inequality safaris” for the edification and lawsuits of future generations.
Bigotry is too prized a resource to just watch it drain away in some communal pool of brotherhood and sisterhood. The only thing to do is to find ways to dam it up and create national parks of bigotry that will allow future generations of civil rights warriors to rough it by camping out under the burning crosses while admiring themselves for their artificial courage in defense of a manufactured cause.
So instead of equality, there’s diversity that opens up a door for a select few while closing the door for everyone else. Instead of merit hiring, there’s quota hiring. That means one black guy in the boardroom, one Asian woman at the meeting and one Latino guy in the White House. (And the GOP, knowing the stats, and having missed out on the black guy, wants it to be their guy.) And that’s all you get.
The quota can be increased. There can be two of each in the boardroom. Or four of each. The numbers don’t really matter. What matters is that there’s a quota. Instead of bringing in people because they can do the job; they are brought in as representatives of their race, sex and creed.
Affirmative action doesn’t combat the glass ceiling. It is the glass ceiling. Once the quota has been met, it’s been met. The great goddess of diversity on her pedestal of Made-in-China plastic has been appeased with an offering of a multiracial photo that represents the fabric of diversity. Next year there will be another offering, but that’s it for now. And it’s all white guys from here on in.
The white guys will talk about diversity and the importance of bringing in new voices and points of view. They’ll even hire someone to help them fill the quotas, whose primary purpose is to keep other white guy competitors out of the boardroom. But when the quotas are full, then they are full.
Diversity creates a wonderful snafu in which there can be a black guy in the White House and double digit unemployment for other black guys. Sorry guys, the quota has been filled. There can only be one Obama. Everyone else is out of luck.
The double vision isn’t accidental. It looks equal, but it’s not. The game is rigged and diversity rigged it. And there’s plenty to be angry about for everyone because in a rigged game everyone has just cause to be angry; except the people on whose behalf the game has been rigged. And those people aren’t white people or black people. They are the people that the system uses to perpetuate itself.
The system isn’t white power or black power. It’s just the system. It’s a bunch of white guys who despise the South and wish they had a black friend, deciding which black guy to use for their diversity quota. They’re doing it for the same reason that they display books they never read and invite interesting people over for boring dinner parties. Because it makes them seem smart. Because it makes them feel like something more than the overseers of the same repressive dreary system that exists to implement unfairness for the benefit of a few.
Black people are interesting, the white guys think, Asians aren’t. Besides the Asians are more threatening because they can compete with all those white kids in retro black framed glasses. They are what the Jews were a few generations ago. And the quota stick is good for them too. But everyone gets hit with the quota stick by the system. Except those who are truly inside the system.
So the system can fight endlessly for equality without ever coming close to achieving it because the struggle is the thing that is in the way.
Generations of liberals defined themselves by civil rights and visit a civil rights theme park called the Federal Government to let them re-experience the sense of meaningful activity that they can otherwise only derive from kicking some money over to Microfinance after reading inspirational stories about poverty in India. And they created racism reservations that let them experience it over and over again.
Previous American generations wondered what they would do at the passing of the generation of the Founding Fathers. (It took a while considering that Jefferson and Adams died in 1826.) But by then there was a new generation of heroes who exemplified the courage and perseverance of the American spirit. And when the British sailed away for the last time and the Indians settled down building skyscrapers and casinos and the sun set on the Pacific Ocean, those virtues became harder to recapture.
Modern American liberals never really have this worry. Civil rights marches are never going anywhere. Neither are sloppy disorganized concerts full of overrated bands. Or essays blaming everything wrong with society on your parents.
The Sixties are never going away. They are the establishment. The people responsible for that mess run everything and arranged society so that you can experience their social failure over and over again. Racism and the fight against it is one of the things that they want you to experience, so you will experience it again and again, as they create and destroy racism like some strange racist gods.
Bigotry is always a problem. The problem is maintained so that it can be fought endlessly in the Creation Myth of the New America. Imagine if the Redcoats were kept around in Boston just so that people could throw things at them or the Sioux were paid to ride out scalping every few years. But we don’t have that. Instead we have Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton showing up to protest against something or other, while the NAACP compares Struggle X to the Civil Rights movement.
Congressman John Lewis, who on the day when he can no longer stumble forth to mumble something about his time fighting for civil rights, will have to be stuffed as a mummy and wheeled around to meetings organized by white guys in retro glasses who want to experience what their grandfathers felt when marching along the street in Alabama or Mississippi, serves the same purpose as Buffalo Bill’s traveling exhibition did. He’s there to remind us all of something that no longer exists.
Finding bigotry to fight takes work. The tar sands of bigotry have to be mined in an exhausting process to uncover new forms of bigotry. Bigotry is no longer a fact, but an attitude. It is proven not by its presence, but its absence. The lack of diversity is proof of bigotry. The presence of diversity is proof of white privilege. Everything has to be unpacked and peered at under a microscope to find that precious element of hate that fuels the liberal machine.
Bigotry is no longer about what you do, but how other people feel about it. Discrimination is not about opportunity, but about feelings. Finally it is revealed that bigotry is present everywhere. It is a quality that pervades every economic and interpersonal interaction. As some feminists insisted that all heterosexual sex is rape, so the new theorists of white privilege insist that any interracial interaction is inherently racist.
And when racism and sexism alone aren’t enough, there are always new discriminated groups being discovered by the post-apocalyptic civil rights warriors of tomorrow. If Jesse Jackson bleating sonorously about the time someone stole his sandwich bores you, try gay rights. Put an equal sign on your Facebook profile and you’re a civil rights hero. And if old gay men stage-kissing for the front page of your soon-to-be-out-of-business local weekly bores you, try trannies. Men who pretend to be women persecuted by refusing to take their pretense seriously. It’s just like Selma, if Martin Luther King had been more like J. Edgar Hoover. And there’s always your friendly neighborhood Muslim who gets unfriendly stares at the airport when he begins screaming “Allah Akbar” when asked if he’s visiting from Pakistan on business or pleasure.
And when not a smidgen of bigotry exists to be colonized, there’s always the imaginary territory. There’s a reason that Science Fiction and comic books began to really take off as a generation weaned on cowboy role grasped that the West was gone. The cowboy movie lingered on, but then it went away and what replaced it are big shiny spectacles full of other worlds and superpowers. Who needs to be a cowboy when you can fly to other galaxies or see through walls. And who needs to fight real racism when you can expose the inherent stereotypes in Oklahoma (either the musical or the state will do) in your latest biting blog post about racism, patriarchy and heteronormatism/marchy.
The civil rights movement is dead. In place of any real urge for equality is a determination to perpetuate inequality in order to keep the movement going. It’s as if everyone wanted to keep the great feeling of winning WW2 alive by landing at Normandy, shelling random tourists and then invading Paris to liberate it from the Nazis while refusing to listen to the Parisians when they insist that the Nazi armies are long gone and all that’s left are a bunch of skinheads listening to bad music.
Inequality in the name of equality has become an institution. It has become the institution that justifies all the other institutions of government and academia. If discrimination ever disappeared beyond the ability of modern eight-wave bigotry researchers to discover it in episodes of classic television shows and random interracial interactions, then the entire modern state would simply collapse.
Via Daily Mail:
Six Islamic extremists who plotted a bloody bomb attack on a far-right rally only failed because the gathering finished early – even though they were under surveillance, a court heard.
The group admitted planning a murderous attack at the English Defence League (EDL) event in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, when they appeared before a judge today.
Five members of the gang travelled to the rally with an arsenal of weapons – including a nail bomb which contained 458 pieces of shrapnel, a partially assembled pipe bomb, two shotguns, swords and knives.
Six Islamic extremists who plotted a bloody bomb attack on a far-right rally only failed because the gathering finished early – even though they were under surveillance, a court heard.
The group admitted planning a murderous attack at the English Defence League (EDL) event in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, when they appeared before a judge today.
Five members of the gang travelled to the rally with an arsenal of weapons – including a nail bomb which contained 458 pieces of shrapnel, a partially assembled pipe bomb, two shotguns, swords and knives.
The car was impounded and it was only two days later that staff looked at the contents of the Renault Laguna – and found the arsenal of weapons.
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