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Quote# 120704

Any reporter covering presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump knows they risk wading into the cesspool that is his online fanbase. Being trolled by members of the Make America Great Again team is just another part of the job description of a political reporter in 2016.

But his recent promotion, and subsequent defense, of an anti-Semitic image has underscored the particular kind of harassment that Jewish journalists ? and non-Jews who happen to have vaguely Jewish-sounding names ? have faced. He may deny that the image, which featured Hillary Clinton’s face next to a Star of David and a pile of money, had anti-Semitic undertones, but behavior from some of his supporters seems to suggest otherwise. The Twitter feed that Trump social media editor Dan Scavino sourced the graphic from had previously posted pictures of swastikas and other racist imagery.

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In May, HuffPost Senior Editor Sam Stein was told, “I hope someone throws you in a wood-chipper feet first. You lying propaganda spreading liberal jewish sack of shit.”

One person replied to foreign affairs reporter Jessica Schulberg’s story on Trump’s neo-Nazi fans by saying:

If you are going to attack Nazis, at least state their position clearly. If Holocaust Denial is so “abhorrent” why don’t you state the facts that these people trumpet? Oh, because then people would wake up to your Jewish lies.

Reporters outside of HuffPost have also experienced this kind of rampant anti-Semitism. After writer Julia Ioffe profiled Trump’s wife Melania for GQ, she received threats of physical violence, as well as phone calls from someone playing Adolf Hitler speeches and images of her face photoshopped onto Holocaust victims.

Ioffe filed a police report on the abuse. After receiving death threats to her personal Facebook account from Trump supporters, Forward’s Bethany Mandel bought a gun.

Supporters of Donald Trump, Huffington Post 3 Comments [7/24/2016 2:59:21 AM]
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Quote# 120647

There's an African country called Niger.

On the down side, they can't even fucking spell "nigger".

On the up side, they at least know what they are.

frankenmine, Voat 16 Comments [7/20/2016 2:30:19 AM]
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Quote# 120626

This is all bollocks, the English have fought under a banner for years and sorry to break your heart but the White Wyrm is the new banner of the ethnic English and if some people don't like it then good! - I'm glad its getting to you orcish fucking butt sucking shit cunt 3rd stage syphillis suffering bottom feeding rat shit smothering Anglophobic turd burgling wankers!

Get used to it you silly fuck nuts and watch this merry space - the English are coming to avenge you!

For those dumb enough to try and hurt us - beware and for those who have taken part in the destruction of our country - take heed - your final hour is coming, in the names of our ancestors, our England and the son's and daughters born of English stock we swear this troth, we will have mercy!

One blood, one soil, one England - England Awake, England Awake, England Awake and rise the White dragon once more!

Yngvi, Anglo-Saxon Foundation 13 Comments [7/20/2016 2:24:57 AM]
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Quote# 120610



yavuzcelik, DeviantArt 3 Comments [7/19/2016 2:08:30 PM]
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Submitted By: TimeToTurn
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Quote# 120570

Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Within a Country’.

Babu Omowale, the so-called national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party, says his group and allied organizations have their sights set on establishing “our own government in a nation within a nation.”
Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia.

Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia.

The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to have our own country within a country.”

Omowale is also co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a black militant gun group named after Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton. According to reports, Dallas shooter Micah X. Johnson “liked” the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and Omawale has said that he recognized Johnson from black community events in Dallas.

Asked by this reporter what his group’s endgame is, Omowale replied:

The end game is land ownership. The endgame is our own government in a nation within a nation. Okay. So we claim the states of Louisiana, we claim the states of Mississippi, we claim the states of South Carolina, we claim the states of Alabama, and we claim the states of Georgia.

We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to have our own country within a country.

For now, however, Omowale says the goals are more short-term:

There is no way that we can totally separate ourselves in the United States of America and we are aware of that. We know that we are owed land, we are owed monies, we are owed restitutions and we are owed reparations. That’s going to be a continuing process. What we are saying right now is we want to control the economics in our community. We want to control the black dollars. The money that goes in, the money that goes out.

We want to control the politics in our community. If a politician is not bringing anything to the table for the betterment of that community, we are not going to vote for these particular people. And we most definitely want to control the education. What our people are learning in what we call the public fool system, not school system, where they are teaching and misrepresenting the true history of the black man here in the United States.

The Huey P. Newton Gun Club says on its website it is seeking to “develop over time to a regimented Black Army.”

“Our mission is to educate the masses of black people on the necessity of self,” states the website. “That includes self-preservation, self-defense, and self-sufficiency through militant culture.”

“We want freedom. We want the power to practice self-determination, and to determine the destiny of our community and THE BLACK NATION.”

Babu Omowale, http://www.breitbart.com/ 10 Comments [7/18/2016 2:54:51 AM]
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Quote# 120417

I don't care what a passport shows you idiot, you forever an interloper and knowing that you're from China makes it even worse. 5th column spy is all you are.

Go and use your free speech Mao Land, oh I forgot you have NO FREEDOM!!!

Back to the Yangtze River for you dummy!!

Ben Vadeboncoeur, lowderwithcrowder.com 7 Comments [7/10/2016 7:38:11 AM]
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Quote# 120415

"To some people blacks just can't achieve anything without PC sympathy or a helping hand. And yes, these people's opinions will be called out for what they are, "thinly veiled racism"..."

This is so very true, and surprise surprise, it just so happens to be the foundation of the Democrat party mentality.

Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Charles Rangel, the NAACP, ACLU, and every other pandering politician with a D after their names have managed to convince you that without them paving the way, black people would be lost, and those blood thirsty Republican racists would eat little black children for supper. And you sir, along with 99.9% of the black community have swallowed that crap, hook, line and sinker, and have done so for decades. What has that gotten you? What has the Savior-In-Chief done for you? NOTHING but feed you promises and lies.

Black people are the only demographic in this country that almost exclusively votes democrat. The black Republican is like a Unicorn. Some claim they exist, but few claim to have actually seen one.

This is the new shackles of slavery for black people, placed upon your minds, rather than your limbs, by your beloved Democrats. Trapped and captured, Democrats for life, father to son, mother to daughter, generation after generation.

Sadly, the old adage is true, "there are none so enslaved than the slave who believes he's free". And one more thing ...

If everyone is thinking the same thing ... somebody isn't thinking.

GuyNTexas, City Data 3 Comments [7/10/2016 7:37:52 AM]
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Quote# 120412

I JUST RECEIVED THIS FROM FRIENDS OF MINE IN GERMANY. THEY ARE LOOSING CONTROL OF THE MUSLIM INVASION.
THIS WILL HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES IF WE JUST SIT ON OUR ASS AND ALLOW IT>
IT IS OUR TAX DOLLARS NOT CONGRESS OR THE PRESIDENTS.
Subject: Munich Hospitals
Think it can't get worse?
This what happens after these "refugees" get into your country!
A Female Physician in Munich, Germany sends a message to the world . . .
Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation here and at the other Munich hospitals is unsustainable. Clinics cannot handle emergencies, so they are starting to send everything to the hospitals.
Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff, and our women physicians are refusing to go among those animals, especially those from Africa. Relations between the staff and the migrants are going from bad to worse. Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be accompanied by police with K-9 units.
Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, TB and many exotic diseases that we in Europe do not know how to treat. If they receive a prescription for drugs from the pharmacy, there they learn they have to pay cash. This leads to unbelievable outbursts, especially when drugs are for the children. They often abandon their children, leaving them with pharmacy staff, and say: "So, cure them here yourselves!" The result is the police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, they are also guarding local pharmacies.
We have asked openly: Where are all those who had welcomed all these Muslim refugees in front of TV cameras with signs at train stations?! Yes, for now, the border has been closed, but a million of them are already here and we will definitely not be able to get rid of them.
Until now, the number of unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million. Now it is at least 3.5 million. Most of these people are completely unemployable. A bare minimum of them have any education. What is more, their women usually do not work at all. I estimate that one in ten is pregnant. Hundreds of thousands of them have brought along infants and little children under six, many emaciated and neglected. If this continues and Germany re-opens its borders, I'm going home to the Czech Republic. Nobody can keep me here in this situation, not even double the salary will keep me from going home. I went to Germany to practice excellent medicine; I did not choose to go to Africa or to the Middle East.
Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes him to see the cleaning woman who, for 800 Euros each month, has cleaned every day for years. Then she meets young men in the hallways of the hospital who wait with their hand outstretched, wanting everything brought to them and given to them free! When they don't get what they want, they throw a fit.
I really don't need this! But I'm afraid that if I return home, at some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans, with their nature cannot handle this, there in Czechia it would be total chaos. Anyone who has not come in contact with them has no idea what kind of animals they are, especially the ones from Africa. Muslims act superior to our staff, insisting on religious accommodation.
For now, the local hospital staff has not come down with the diseases they brought here, but with so many hundreds of patients every day, it is just a matter of time before that happens.
In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives after they handed over an 8 month old infant on the brink of death, which they had dragged across half of Europe for three months. The child died in two days, despite having received the best care at one of the best pediatric clinics in Germany. The physician had to undergo surgery to treat wounds he received and two nurses are being cared for in the ICU as they struggle to recover from their wounds. Nobody has been punished!
The local press is forbidden to write about these events, so we know about it through e-mail. What would have happened to a German if he had stabbed a doctor and nurses with a knife? What would have happened to a German if he had flung his own syphilis-infected urine into a nurse's face and exposed her to his infection? At a minimum he'd go straight to jail and later to court. With these offending Muslims, to this point, nothing has happened.
And so I ask where are all those greeters and receivers from the train stations? Sitting pretty at home, enjoying their non-profits and looking forward to more trains and their next batch of cash from acting like greeters at the stations. If it were up to me, I would round up all these greeters and bring them first to our hospital's emergency ward as attendants. Then, into one building with the migrants so they can look after them there themselves, without armed police, without police dogs who today are in every hospital here in Bavaria; and without medical help.

Wolfgang Halbig, Facebook 12 Comments [7/10/2016 7:23:26 AM]
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Quote# 120395

The movement should be anti-Jew- Everything else causes condescension, not to say focusing on the Jew won’t, but that is, after all , the elephant in the room.

Can the room be cleaned before you remove the elephant? No! Can a sinking ship be saved by rearranging deck chairs? No! You have to address the leak and the leak is the Jew. Race Wars is bailing water. You subsidize addressing and finding the leak with bailing water. In other words you do it as necessary. You obsess however on finding the leak

My final analogy on that is my WWE analogy. Vince McMahon is the Jew behind the curtain. The WWE stage event is the world as presented by the Jew. When the “audience”, us, cares who wins on the WWE stage and cheers and boos, the only real winner is Vince, Jew, McMahon. As long as we care about the fight in the arena we will never take on the real fight of rooting out Vince McMahon and dragging him to a real oven that he pretended to have been exposed to in a previous WWE fake match (the holocaust)

I might as well explain “Hitlerian-left and right” Traditional politics are masonic and hide the Jew element as Jews control masonry

Hitlerian left and right are folks who believe in what Hitler stood for (gentiles ruling gentiles) and want to enact it. They have very different interpretations of how to do so but the uniting thing is they want gentiles ruling gentiles. The masonic uniting thing is to perpetuate covert Jew rule. How they go about that varies between left and right but they meet behind the curtain in unity.

exploitablegoy, The Reading Room 7 Comments [7/9/2016 6:41:58 AM]
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Submitted By: TimeToTurn
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Quote# 120344

On 1/1/73 the United Kingdom joined the club and by this time it consisted of 9 countries, Greece becoming the 10th country to join in 1981. At this time I was an avid student of biblical prophecy. I like many other people saw significance in the fact that this was now a 10 country 'empire' and considered this to be a fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

"And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." (Revelation 12:3, KJV)

"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." (Revelation 13:1, KJV)

Now I am not intending to go into any great detail about this prophecy, for my reason for quoting these two important biblical references was to illustrate my mindset at the time for I considered that this 10 headed dragon would produce the Antichrist spoken of in both the Old and New Testaments. I spent many years studying these prophecies, devouring many books on the subject. Of course I am no longer a Christian as I have returned to the spiritual path of my ancestors but that does not make these prophecies invalid for contained within the Bible are certain truths which have their origins in Aryan belief systems. Both the Jews and the Christian Church were notorious plagiarists of other religious and spiritual systems, most notably Aryan ones.

Now over the passing decades it became clear that the EEC which became the European Union in 1993 was not to stop at 10 countries! However prophecies contained in the book of Daniel (chapter 7) indicate that this organisation has its origins in the Roman Empire. It is significant that of the first 12 nations to join the EEC, 10 were were once part of this empire but it should be noted that Germany was only partly within its boundaries. Denmark and Ireland were not part of the empire but the other 10 were. It is interesting that the EU (which denies that it is currently a superstate) has both a flag and an anthem as well as a single currency which the majority of EU countries are part of, the Euro. If this is not a superstate then it begs the question what is? But going back to the flag; it is interesting that although the EU currently has 28 members the stars on the flag stopped at 12! You may wonder what is the significance of this apparent piece of trivia? According to the EU:

"The European flag symbolises both the European Union and, more broadly, the identity and unity of Europe.
It features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.
The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity."

This is a clever deception. We know that between 1986 and 1994 the EU did consist of 12 member states but this is not the origin of the 12. The true origin is revealed in Revelation 12:1-2:

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feat, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: and she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. (KJV)

The red dragon and the woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet and the crown with 12 stars all appear to be competing symbolism if we take Revelation at face value which of course we cannot for it is a hopeless jumble and mish mash like all of the Bible. What appears to be competing symbolism is in fact two sides of the same coin. This is reflected in the political and so-called 'democratic' systems of the west where we appear to be given choice in elections (and referenda) but in reality both players are puppets of the same unseen zionist hand. The woman with the 12 stars and the red dragon are all judeo-christian symbols which have been implanted in the Collective Unconscious of peoples. An example of this of course is the red dragon of the flag of Wales, which is representative of the judeo-christian worldview which is at enmity with the Aryan worldview represented by the English Germanic white dragon. My regular readers will understand what I am referring to here. I will address the issue of the symbolism of the number 12 in a future article.

I feel that the decision of the English (and Welsh) people to leave the European superstate is highly significant in spiritual terms for it is a rejection of the zionist worldview and zionist political and economic enslavement. This is a remarkable result when one considers the establishment propaganda, the downright utters lies and fear that the EU puppet politicians sought to influence the electorate with. This is a slap in face for the zionist puppet masters.

Wotans Krieger, Aryan Myth and Metahistory 8 Comments [7/7/2016 3:43:28 AM]
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Quote# 120340

The only thing that kept Obama from being another Emperor Bokassa or Idi Amin was the white infrastructure that he inherited that kept him from having absolute power. Had he had that power, he would probably have been just as corrupt as they were.

Tim_in_Indiana, American Renaissance 7 Comments [7/6/2016 5:19:37 PM]
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Submitted By: TimeToTurn
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Quote# 120318

Let’s face reality: the USA is a White country, it has always been a White country. Mestizos, Latinos–whatever you wish to call them, will never have the same loyalty to America as whites do. Why? They did not create America, they have no attachment to America. The only thing they have an attachment to is the welfare check that comes through the postal service every month. How many founding fathers spoke Spanish? How many of them were Mestizo? When you answer these questions, you will realize that Latinos as an ethnic group have no reason to support America, or the constitution, because it’s not theirs, it will never be theirs.

the right stuff, daily stormer 13 Comments [7/6/2016 2:37:37 AM]
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Quote# 120277

The attempted coup against Corbyn is, at root, a Zionist one. I imagine that it will fail



Ian Millard, Twitter 4 Comments [7/4/2016 11:25:42 AM]
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Quote# 120273

#GetMyAttentionIn4Words
Gun control is Jewish!



((( Merchant ))), Twitter 4 Comments [7/4/2016 5:56:34 AM]
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Quote# 120272

[The quote is from a speech made by British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn launching a report about antisemitism in his own party]

"Our Jewish friends are no more responsible for the actions of Israel or the Netanyahu government than our Muslim friends are for those of various self-styled Islamic states or organisations".

How can he compare Israel/JEWS to the Islamic State? Isreael/JEWS are a hundred times more evil and dangerous.

ImranAli, Daily Express 4 Comments [7/4/2016 5:56:25 AM]
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Quote# 120261

[On Britain leaving the EU]

Of course, we cannot know for sure whether the money-powers had a hand in both sides, which is not unusual, nor whether this will do great damage to their plans or whether they will use it to their advantage, again not unusual. Whatever the case we here in England will not be rid of the White Traitors and the hidden powers that use them, even if not through the EU. Both our freedom of speech and right to defend ourselves against aggression were taken away from us through British State Law.

As Wodenists we are in a position to see this in a different light too, since our work is also at a spiritual level. What was striking about the whole affair was that the primary motive behind both those wishing to stay and those wishing to leave was the economic factors. Nothing else seemed to be important, a sad damnation of our times. The real reasons we need to leave, and thus help to aid in the break-up of the EU, is that it is part of the New World Order promoted by the money-lenders and their allies, part of a plan to set up a World State and World Government. It is a concealed plan to destroy the Nations of Europe and the White Race across the world.

Strangely enough the first defeat of the Dark Lord's plans are due mainly to the Rohirrim who defeat Saruman's Orcs at Helm's Deep. What has this to do with what I am saying? Well, the Riders of Rohan are clearly based upon the Anglo-Saxons, as proven by the use of Old English names - Théoden, Eomer, Eowyn, etc. In the 'Two Towers' section King Théoden is under the spell of Grima Wormtongue, a Dark Wizard who is a servant of Saruman. It is Gandalf that breaks the spell and gives back power to the King of Rohan. A storm breaks out before the battle and great rains fall down upon Helm's Deep; as the Riders of Rohan ride, led by Eomir and Gandalf, it is the dawn of a new day and the Sun shines on a clear blue sky. After the battle Gandalf predicts that Sauron's wrath will be great! This was the battle for Helm's Deep, now begins the Battle for Middle-Earth.

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England and Wales voted to get out, Scotland did not; again this may cause the Scots to ask for another referendum to allow them independence from Britain, which would not doubt see another rise in English Nationalism - hopefully this time not led by the 'civic nationalists' and Zionist manipulated organisations but true Racial Nationalists. If this does start to happen it would be essential that a European Awakening takes place since this will be the next stage of the world-wide awakening of our Folk.

Wulf Ingessunu, Inglinga 4 Comments [7/4/2016 5:22:28 AM]
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Quote# 120255

It’s a fact that us Christians can’t be raciest or homophobic because, simply we are Christians which means we love all people and we don’t judge either.

With that said, none of us Christians care much for those who associate themselves with the LGBTQP community, nor do we like you sand people.

God makes it 100% clear in His Book that what the gay people and those other letter do to each other is wrong. It’s not natural for one to be attracted to the same sex and it’s gross when two men get turned on by each other and one ends up putting himself inside of another man. Sometimes when I can’t sleep I’ll just begin to wonder how it feels for the same sex to be inside of me and I just get sick to my stomach.

As for the sand people, they don’t even like us Christians our God or His Son, Jesus. In exchange we don’t like your God either so all of you can just move back to the sand countries. It’s time we kick your butts out, this goes for the brown people too. You all need to move back to Mexico.

Please vote Trump 2016 so we can take our country back and make it Great Again.

~Christian Voters of America

Trout, Yahoo! News 6 Comments [7/4/2016 4:21:19 AM]
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Submitted By: TheReasonator
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Quote# 120237

(referring to a Trump vs Clinton poll)

Truth is she's two points behind.Brexit should be the guide,the poles showed it wouldn't win either.A lot of people voting for trump will not say so as not to be labeled racist,like why do they care but they do. I am a racist and don't care who knows.The country is waking up,taking notice and the shitskins faggots and white cucks days are numbered.In a few years the loading of the trains will begin.


johny_kikebuster, daily stormer 7 Comments [7/4/2016 4:11:28 AM]
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Quote# 120236


loading of the trains will begin.

Let's spread the word! WE ARE ALL RACISTS! All White MEN must boldly embrace the charge of racism, because racial consciousness, and racial nationalism, is the foundation of White Nationalist beliefs and convictions, which all Whites should embrace, just as wilfull blindness and fanciful rejection of human nature and the natural order of things is the foundation of liberalism.

No person who isn't racially conscious can love his own race.

Additionally, accusation by our enemies, the jews, and other nonwhites, of what they consider as the blackest evil, "racism", ought to be taken by Whites as a compliment, as it thereby separates us by the widest margin from what we regard as the blackest evil, those who are working to eliminate and destroy Whites and their culture.

Racism is a political doctrine that rejects the liberal dogma of racial equality. Racism by definition, embraces racial inequality, WHICH IS REALITY! -- which necessarily calls for racial consciousness, i.e., the conviction that mankind falls into identified races that are readily distinguishable. The notion "we are all the same", is patently ABSURD! I am racially conscious, so I must be a racist and so must you be, also. Embrace it, White Man! Run with it! There's nothing negative about it. It's common sense. Races are not equal! They are different!

Actually, if you will simply observe, race and skin shade seems to be the ONLY thing negroes think about. They even discriminate among their own kind and yet through their enablers, the jews, they try to shame and demonize Whites for understanding the obvious, that we are different from them, and absolutely nothing like them.

I would further point out that, before the dawn of modern liberalism, driven and then normalized by jews, every culture on Earth was racially conscious, and most still remain so -- those not programmed and indoctrinated by jewsmedia and jew Hollywood. They didn't call it ‘racism’, because it was simply common reason -- common sense and it is still common sense, something liberals and the politically correct reject, and nonwhites pretend to reject, -- in order to intimidate unawakened, cowardly, Whites, while blacks and other nonwhites embrace acting in their own racial interests for themselves 100%.

Incidentally, much of what mystifies leftists concerning human behavior is remarkably apparent to anyone with racial consciousness. Obviously blacks, hispanics, and jews are hyper-racially conscious, and work in their own racial interests, while they call Whites who are racially conscious, "racists". A clear double standard. Plainly, smear and namecalling, which of course is all they have in the face of TRUTH!


DICARLO, daily stormer 8 Comments [7/4/2016 4:11:14 AM]
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Quote# 120223

Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students' Collective because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate -- a lot of the criticism is valid.

There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a right to attend public events and report on matters that are in the public interest. The student media needs to cover initiatives that are happening on campus so that we draw attention to them and in turn create awareness (The Ryersonian reported that one student said he was covering the meeting for an assignment). 2) Marginalized groups have a right to claim spaces in the public realm where they can share stories about the discrimination they have faced without judgment and intrusion from anyone else.

I am a person of colour and a journalist and so there are two conflicting voices inside my head. But in this case one voice, that of a person of colour, is louder and my conscience does not allow me to be impartial. I have to take a side.

The organizers of the event, the Racialized Students' Collective, should have done a better job of labelling this event as a safe space on the Ryerson Students' Union online calendar. They should label safe spaces clearly and maybe even host events that educate the public on what they mean. Doing so will help the public and the media have a better understanding of the purpose and value of these spaces.

However, the point to note is not that two white students were asked to leave the event, but rather that this was a safe space and that we as a newsroom, as a campus and as a society are not as knowledgeable as we should be about what these spaces mean.

It's not just important, but it's essential, for marginalized groups to have safe spaces on campus to engage with people who understand what they go through. Though this group is funded by Ryerson's student union, it works to serve a particular group and a particular purpose. Many students at Ryerson have encountered racism in their life that is impossible to forget and many are exposed to discrimination on a daily basis. This group and these sort of events allow people of colour to lay bare their experiences and to collectively combat this societal ailment. These spaces are rare places in the world not controlled by individuals who have power, who have privilege.

These spaces, which are forums where minority groups are protected from mainstream stereotypes and marginalization, are crucial to resistance of oppression and we, as a school and as a society, need to respect them.

Earlier in the week a newsroom colleague and I went to an ad-hoc committee meeting on sexual assault policy. When we arrived we were told it was a safe space, and that we would not be able to report on anything that would be discussed in the meeting.

We understood the value of these sorts of events, where people can share their common struggles. Our understanding let us attend and contribute to the conversation, even if we couldn't report about it.
We understood the people there had a right to privacy. They had a right to collectively work through the challenges society had imposed on them. They had a right to claim parts of the campus, parts of the world, for a few hours in hopes of creating broader social change.

The two students who tried to enter the RSC meeting said that they were embarrassed when they were asked to leave and that the group was being counterproductive in sectioning themselves off. Similarly, some of the comments on the piece written about these students speaks to the idea that excluding certain people from these events, this dialogue, is encouraging racial tension. Their embarrassment isn't as important as the other issues involved here.

Segregation was imposed on people of colour by people of privilege, not the other way around. The very fact that individuals organizing to help each other get through social barriers and injustices are being attacked and questioned for their peaceful assembly is proof that they were right to exclude those students.

Racialized people experience systemic discrimination on a daily basis, on many levels, and in ways that white people may never encounter. The whole point of these safe spaces is to remove that power dynamic. That's partly what makes them spaces for healing.

The presence of any kind of privilege puts unnecessary pressure on the people of colour to defend any anger or frustrations they have, to fear the outcome of sharing their stories. The attendees are trying to move forward by supporting each other and they should not have to defend themselves, they should not fear the consequences of raising their voices.

Instead of focusing on why those students were asked to leave, we should be thinking about the history of oppression that makes these kinds of groups and these kinds of places so very important. We should be focusing on how to be aware and respectful of the rights of both the press and marginalized groups. We have to find a way to coexist peacefully.

The West has a history of oppressing people of colour: from Africans who were enslaved and brought to the New World, to native people whose land was stolen by Europeans. This kind of oppression is still witnessed today, in the way the black community is treated in the United States, in the state of African nations trying to recover from the collapse of the previous colonial rule, and in the continuing struggles of indigenous peoples.

White people may experience occasional and unacceptable prejudice, but not racism. They do not experience the systemic racism that makes it hard for them to find jobs, housing, health care and justice in the legal system.

Racism is not personal, it is structural. Unlike the arena of mainstream media, the educational system, religious institutions and judicial systems that reinforce hurtful stereotypes, these spaces remind the oppressed that they are human, that they deserve respect.

Aeman Ansari, Huff Post Living 9 Comments [7/3/2016 5:26:15 PM]
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University of Missouri graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio stood in front of a microphone outside the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Missouri, and addressed the crowd gathered Monday evening.

It was vigil honoring the victims of the deadly Orlando terror attack at a gay nightclub the day before. But Melecio — who’s Hispanic and bisexual, the College Fix said — talked about something else.

“I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd,” she said to her audience. When a chuckle was heard, she added, “That wasn’t a joke.”

“I wish this many people came out to our racial demonstrations and our Black Lives Matter movement,” Melecio said before deciding to take a moment to “list out some facts that many of you probably don’t know.”

She then shrugged her shoulders and added, “Because you’re white.”

“I’m tired of the black-and-white dichotomy that happens every time we talk about race or anything that goes on in our country,” Melecio continued, using a noticeably monotone, almost tired, delivery as she seemed to lecture the crowd. “But we never take the time to consider the shades in between — like mine.”

The Orlando terrorist attack occurred on “Latin Night” at the Pulse nightclub.

She noted it’s “awesome that there’s so many people here today, but it’s like, who are you really here for?”

One woman in the audience yelled out an answer: “We’re here for everybody!”

That exclamation drew cheers and applause, and then Carl Brizendine added his own retort.

“We are here to be uniting, not dividing, which is what you are doing now,” he yelled toward the stage.

Brizendine, along with his husband Daniel, began walking away from the vigil when Stephanie Hernandez Rivera — Mizzou’s Multicultural Center Coordinator — took over the microphone.

“So if you feel uncomfortable with the fact that people who are murdered are Latino people, that is a personal problem!” she said, according to the College Fix. “You cannot be an ally to one person … and I don’t have to argue with you!”

As another voice in crowd protested: ”It’s about everybody, not just one person … or one color! It’s about all of us! All of us that have to live on this earth! It’s got nothing to do with white, black, Indian, hispanic, anything!”

At that point the Brizendines were interviewed outside the vigil, and they were angry that the gathering became a racial flashpoint.

Tiffany Melecio, The Blaze 6 Comments [7/3/2016 3:53:52 AM]
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Black lives don’t matter.

If they did, people would be rioting to burn down Planned Parenthood locations, which have been intentionally located in minority neighborhoods since the group’s racist founder Margaret Sanger decided that it was the easiest way to exterminate them. In 1922 she said:

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

They’ve been wildly successful. New York City aborted more black babies than were born alive in 2013.

Black lives don’t matter.

Black women having abortions are the most prolific serial killers of blacks, murdering 10,000-1 more than cops.

Black lives don’t matter.

Black-on-black violence accounts for thousands of murders every year and hundreds of thousands of assaults… but you pretend that a handful of incidents involving police is where the problem lies?

Black lives don’t matter.

In hip-hop culture, women are degraded as nothing more than sexual conquests, criminality is celebrated, and education, family and hard, honest work is not just ignored, but spat upon.
Black lives don’t matter.

If black lives did matter, they’d rebel against the toxins in their own culture that account for the vast majority of violence, poverty, and death, instead of celebrating “thug life.”

Black lives don’t matter. At least, they don’t matter unless they’re killed by a white cop as they commit crimes, and then everyone loses their fool minds.

Black lives matter?

Your actions day in and day out when there isn’t someone else to scapegoat say otherwise.
But it is easier to put on a song and dance and say, “hands up, don’t shoot” and go back to listening to Jay Z and Tupac and refusing to actually do anything to change a toxic culture that taught Trayvon that it is okay to try to beat a “creepy a** cracker” to death because he thought he was being followed, or for Michael Brown to attempt to murder a cop, or for Eric Garner to collect government benefits and sell illegal cigarettes because he was–in his wife’s words–too lazy to get a job.

Black lives matter?

Show us, don’t tell us.

Maybe when you start acting like you believe it yourselves, the rest of the world will take you seriously.

Bob, Bob Owens 7 Comments [7/2/2016 4:28:53 AM]
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