In China, you can always trust a police officer, and they will greet you with a smile and kindness.
In China, you can always trust a police officer, and they will greet you with a smile and kindness.
Who rules the world? Who is behind Macron? Who has build him up in short order?
Who promoted the expansion of NATO to the borders of Russia? Who has pushed the neoliberal ideology into place? Who has invented and strapped in place that the nice word “reforms” is to be abused to implement the neoliberal ideology? Who has planned this speech convention? Who made sure that there are no progressive parties left to rule in Europe? Who has changed the once progressive parties from within beyond recognition? Who performed Regime Change in all countries whose government the West did not approve of? Who couped away Allende? Who killed the Kennedys? Who discovered and former Federal President Gauck as a candidate and pushed him to the top? Who rules the USA? Trump? The intelligence agencies? The arms industry? The finance sector? A bundle - or several bundles - of all of them. “Influential circles” - that’s how I called it once.
Wer betrieb die Ausdehnung der Nato bis an die Grenze Russlands? Wer hat die neoliberale Ideologie durchgedrückt? Wer hat erfunden und festgezurrt, für die Durchsetzung der neoliberalen Ideologie den schönen Begriff „Reformen“ zu missbrauchen? Wer hat diese Sprachregelung geplant? Wer hat dafür gesorgt, dass in Europa keine fortschrittlichen Parteien mehr regieren? Wer hat die ehedem fortschrittlichen Parteien von innen heraus so verändert, dass man sie nicht mehr wiedererkennt? Wer betreibt den Regime Change in allen Ländern, deren Regierung dem Westen nicht passt? Wer hat Allende weggeputscht? Wer hat die Kennedys umgebracht? Wer hat den ehemaligen Bundespräsidenten Gauck als Kandidaten entdeckt und nach oben geschoben? Wer regiert in den USA? Trump? Die Geheimdienste? Die Rüstungswirtschaft? Die Finanzwirtschaft? Ein Bündel – oder mehrere Bündel – von allem. „Einflussreiche Kreise“ – so nannte ich das einmal.
Here in #Yugoslavia, quarter of century ago I grasped lies of Western Empire. And its terror. US& EU destroyed the greatest European country in front of my eyes. Spreading lies about #Srebrenica etc. Then, butcher #BillClinton presided over mass murder in #DRCongo and #Yugoslavia
my understanding is that yugoslavia potentially had a very bright future, possibly becoming a powerhouse in the area that would have easily come to rival the french, german and british. size, infrastructure, strength of will (historical context and wars), etc. were more than ok.
Definitely! And on top it was socialist/Communist and 'democratic'
Until my Czech husband told me the truth about it and talked to a couple of Serbian friends, I also thought there was a horrendous massacre in srebrenica.MSM brainwashed everyone around the world that there was. It is really sad and frustrating what happened to your country
For all those years I could not return to #Serbia. Just thinking abut what #NATO did to it was breaking my heart. Now I am back. And I will write about what I know!
It's a beautiful country. Still truly multicultural unlike neighboring ultra-nationalist ex-Yugoslavian states. And then Kosovo, terrible place, drug dealers, gangsters, hookers, casinos, whorehouses, corruption right from the border. Kosovo represents Western "democracy".
Jessica Krug once called brutal killing of Bronx teen a ‘radical moment’
Bogus-black college professor Jessica Krug once denigrated the death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered by machete-wielding gang members at a Bronx bodega. Krug, speaking on a Columbia University panel in 2019, implied that Guzman was attacked because he was collaborating against his community as a member of NYPD’s Youth Explorer Program, according to a since-deleted clip first revealed by Countere Magazine. “That kind of violence against people who are collaborating or working against their communities we have to consider a radical moment in 2018 in which people are using machetes to hack apart a 15-year-old boy who’s working with the police,” Krug told the audience.
Guzman-Feliz was killed in June 2018 by a group of Trinitarios gang members who mistakenly identified him for a gang rival. “When I think about this politics of silence that I’m talking about in the archives and about how silence can be a really radical presence historically, I think it’s a radical presence today when people talk about snitches get stitches, or when we think about a history of anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and necklacing,” Krug continued.
In her Columbia remarks, Krug was also critical of the media “narrative” surrounding the killing of Guzman- Feliz. “The way the story about his innocence and the inherent violence about the people who hacked him apart become the narrative we tell,” she said. “And it’s so much more difficult to understand what kind of freedom could we achieve by being willing to confront those within the community who are working against the interests of the community as a whole at the end of a machete.”
Centrism is a strange terrifying Judgment Of Solomon solution to whether or not minorities get to exist.
Christian Cooper, the 57-year-old black birdwatcher who filmed white female dog walker Amy Cooper as she tried to sic, not her dog, but the NYPD on him for daring to challenge her refusal to leash the dog — that Christian Cooper has now refused to press charges against her for, among other things, making a false police report.
Black ‘Forgiveness’ — White Cooper versus Black Cooper
The test is a simple one, and the answer is always the same:
If the “situation” were reversed — that is, if Christian Cooper had been white and Amy Cooper black, would a white Cooper forgive the black Cooper?
Put another way, would a white Cooper simply look over (or beyond) or even consider for even the shortest moment a black Cooper’s “suffering”?
More: would a white Cooper create “greater principles” out of whole cloth and then publicly wrestle with them?
These queries answer themselves when one considers the family of police-murdered Botham Jean and the black female judge in that case. The good judge not only allowed his brother to forgive and then actually hug Botham’s murderess. Amazingly, she herself performed virtually the selfsame ritual by hugging the killer-cop in open court, and then presented her with her own personal Bible for comfort while she served the lightest of possible prison sentences (handed down by the very same judge).
And then there are select family members of the Charlotte Nine who tearfully, publicly, “forgave” Dylan Roof for his mass murder of their relatives.
And now we come to the appropriately named Christian Cooper.
How many teary-eyed white families have we witnessed who so earnestly, so painfully, so publicly, and so sorrowfully forgave their loved ones’ black murderer?
Again, would a white Cooper so quickly, so easily, so readily forgive a black Cooper?
As well, obviously, Christian Cooper does not know of, or does not recognize, or simply ignores, the tragedy-filled but powerful five-century-long history of black resistance against white supremacy and white racism.
Obviously, Christian Cooper has not read the consummate lawyer/historian, Dr. Gerald Horne’s (University of Houston) meticulous histories of black slave resistance: “The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism — “The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth Century North America and the Caribbean,” (2018); or his “The Counter-Revolution of 1776 — Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America” (2014).
And I seriously doubt that Christian Cooper is familiar with Professor Nell Painter’s (Princeton) magisterial “The History of White People” (2010).
It is also highly unlikely that Christian Cooper is familiar with Frederick Douglass’ famous dictum:
“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and it never will!”
In each of Dr. Horne’s seminal tomes referred to above, he points out that there have been thousands of known and even more unknown/undocumented black revolts and rebellions, beginning from the first moments of the Atlantic Slave Trade. He allows, however, that there has only been one successful such revolution: The Haitian Revolution against French colonizers and slavers from August of 1791 to December of 1804.
Why did all of those other uprisings fail? Dr. Horne posits that in each and every case, there was at least one “good” slave (or after slavery, a “good” Negro) who would “run and tell that.”
Those good slaves and good Negroes were and are nothing more and nothing less than betrayers of their own people, traitors to their own people.
Finally, and more recently, the black people of South Africa fought tooth and nail against their white, Dutch oppressors from 1647, when their ship foundered off the Cape of Good Hope, right up until 1994 when black South Africa finally elected its first black president, Nelson Mandela. How did they deal with their traitorous brethren and sisters:
In the South African context, Necklacing is more than a term denoting arts and crafts. It is, rather, a form of summary execution, perhaps even a template or model as to how this latest generation of “woke” or “conscious” black people may have to adapt and adopt.
The ukrainian population is decreasing because of the failure of the economic system of the ussr at the end of the 80s.
I'm not a big fan of economic materialism. To me, it is obvious the USSR fell because the GULAG was shut down. Eaten from within by spies.
Stalin defeated Hitler - that's a historical fact. Whereas post-Brejnev USSR fell to spies without a shot.
The ukrainian population is decreasing because of the failure of the economic system of the ussr at the end of the 80s.
Emigration - because modern Ukraine has a failing economy and lax emigration laws. And a religion that worships foreign deities such as Jesus and Coca-Cola.
Low birth rates - because the USSR gave women the right and obligation to work. Coupled with American feminism, it might be described as the witch's brew.
Although the fertility rates in the modern DPRK are at replacement level - 1.93.
Dont get me started on that 1.5 mil number which is grossly underepresentative.
Can you please explain how the Holodomor figures are in any way relevant to the cold historical fact of 52 mil. in 1990 - 37 mil. in 2020? The Holodomor worked out way better than capitalism.
Shut the fuck up you tankie you are just as bad as neo nazis
Shut the fuck up tankie you are just as bad as neo nazis
Isn't it funny how I'm upvoting your responses as a commendation of your effort to engage in a discussion, whereas you are trying to silence me by downvoting my eloquent posts?
You are not even arguing against the numbers I am presenting. A clear case of dishonesty, coupled with mental dissonance.
No, I'm no tankie, I'm a fascist-sympathiser and a fan of Juche.
Solidarity was a CIA assisted colour revolution cut out ... they all go right wing .
hiii new followers just a reminder
-stalin and authoritarianism is good :)
-bernie sanders is an imperialist liberal
-white people in the united states are settlers and need to return land back to black & indigenous folks.
-white leftist are not leading revolution
non American black people can be some of the biggest coons on earth omg. I’m really starting to realize it’s due to privilege. Africans and Caribbeans have the privilege of coming from black nations which is why they have such ignorant and whitewashed views on race relations.
From my point of view, even a sentence in a DPRK prison holds greater meaning and brings greater happiness than any "free" life outside Juche Korea. Working for the betterment of your people is always fun, no matter how small the contribution.
Healings of all hu-beings begins in earnest.
Release from the constrictions of 3D bodies begins.
Planetary freedom is sensed by all.
The Light is at home.
These are laws made to minimize the suffering of the specie, and to protect incels and females.
They are to maximinze the health and happiness of both the incel and female.
1. Law of clothing. Girls must wear modest, non-sexualized clothing when out in public. The only exception are special areas such as beaches and specially designated areas.
a. This will help incels and females. Incels will no longer lust and feel bad. Females will no longer recieve sexual harassment from strangers.
b. If a female disobeys this law, there is no fines or fees. Just that anyone is allowed to touch her breasts or butt, if and only if she is wearing the clothes of a wh*re.
2. Law of murder. For every 1 murder, 1 year of prison. This may seem like a low amount of time, but in times of incel, males often fall victim to mental illness and do not behave rationally such as in times of prosperity. In times of prospoertiy, the punishment shall be higher, such as two years. Murder is evil and punishment is needed, however, one must realize that rotting in prison is cruel punishment.
3. No cruel punishment. Prisons will be coed. Males will consentually fuck other females, rather than raping other males. Males will get exercise, health foods to decrease mental illness, and computers for entertainment. Sex will use condoms and contraceptives so that criminal genes do not spread.
4. Racial equality. There should be a reasonable distribution of raсes in the leaders of each State and Nation. For example, if there are 80% whites in a State, then roughly 80% of the leaders of the state should be white. This does not have to be an exact number. For instance, if 10% of the population is mexican, then 20% of the leaders of the state as mexicans exceeds the reasonable amount of racial equality.
5. Cheating penalities. In order to prevent the crimes of false marriage extortion, cheating must be discouraged. For each instance of cheating, 5% of alimony is reduced. There is one exception, sexless marriage. If the marriage is incel, then the incel may cheat without suffering penalties. Furthermore, during divorce, if the marriage was proven to be sexless, the incel does not have to pay alimony. Furthermore, there is an alimony ceiling of 500k. If marrying rich, not more than 500k can go to the divorcee.
6. Monopoly. Not one raсe, tribe, or state should control all of the media. Rather, media should be divided into racial/tribal equality, according to the proportiions in law 4.
THE FIFTH WORLD IS RISING.
This morning when I checked in with Mother and Father the way I always do, we are greeted by a group of Sirians. This has not happened before.
Yesterday I'd also seen something new, light ships and benevolent energies circling our moon. I knew right away they were clearing out the influence of negative extra-terrestrials at certain lunar locations, but I wasn't expecting a visit from them.
These Sirians have such beautiful, serene, inquisitive and highly intelligent energy. Very equanimous, without affect, judgment or expectation. I recognize them by their double-lobed cranial structure and unique energy signature. Their "craft" is just a living, pulsing orb of light. This is a small group, including shorter beings who appear as children or young.
"Things are coming true. The prophecies you are familiar with seek their final end." With this brief but powerful statement, my inner vision sees the Hopi Blue Kachina.
We are the Ascended Dragon Collective. We surround you in a circle of light. (I see many colorful dragons of all sizes surrounding Gaia, wings out. They are in place beating their wings, creating a breeze of light energy. I feel this breeze and have chills down my spine). Be bigger than the fear that seems to surround you. For it is but an illusion and it is being blown away. The light is coming, is here, is within you. Become the Christed light. Become this vibration. Many of you are already doing this as you serve endlessly in the quiet moments, as you usher in the vibration of peace by your presence. You cannot be shaken. You cannot become muddied unless you allow the mud of fear being thrown to stick on you. Wipe it off. Blast it with light. You are more than your fear. It is not your fear. It is the others’. Fear lowers vibration, lowers health. Healthy forms require oxygen, light, love, and yes, pursuit of happiness.
We are the Ascended Dragon Collective. We wish for humans to be happy again to find their joy and purpose in commonality of unity consciousness again. You are all lonely, this we see. We are here all around you, your dragon family of light. Do not be afraid to invite us into your circle. For we are here regardless. (I hear dragon laughter). Little human, why do you feel you must do it all alone? When you envision your purple fire within Gaia, you envision yourself sitting there all alone. Invite your angelic team, invite the archangels, so mighty and strong. Invite the angelic collectives of light. Invite your ascended dragons to assist. Let us create more light.
For the sake of continuing this argument, let us temporarily say that we all agree that monarchism and socialism are not contradictory, that they are not incompatible, and that they could indeed co-exist within the same political system. What, then, would be the actual point of having monarchism and socialism together? What purpose can they serve, what benefit do they offer to one another? In order to answer that question, let us first declare that monarchism is a means, and that socialism is an ends.
In a fully realized communist society, for example — after the revolution and after the abolition of state, class, and currency has been accomplished — a monarch could serve as an example of the “ideal communist citizen”, a positive icon for the people to look up to a shining illustration of how they should act and treat one another, or perhaps serve as some sort of “elder” or “wise person” for the commune, offering non-binding advice regarding major decisions; such a monarch is one that “uniquely leads” the people, rather than “rules” or “commands”.
Finally, there is one last quibble that many socialists will have with monarchism: Succession. No matter how much or what kind of power a monarch has, many socialists will state that it is unfair that a person should have that power, based merely on the fact that a parent was the previous monarch. Indeed, simple hereditary primogeniture succession has proven itself disastrous for thousands of years now. The first-born child (often, the first-born male) inheriting the throne regardless of their competence often ends up disastrous; some absolutist monarcho-socialists, of course, may disagree with this assessment, even so.
Over 75% of African Americans
Over 80% of Africans
Over 90% of Asians
Over 20% of Europeans
Are lactose intolerant.
Dairy is racist. Stop poisoning your bodies. Stop contributing to family separation, kidnap, infanticide etc.
They are also asking people to visualize the Flower of Life grid encompassing the planet and helping to harmonize the situation.
Visualizing planet Earth and especially the planetary surface completely immersed in pink Light is also helpful.
There will be two key moments where more massive participation in the Flower of Life meditation would be advised.
The first one is the moment of Mars Saturn square which occurs on Monday, August 24th at 6:19 pm GMT. Flower of Life meditation at that moment will help dissipating the violent energy in the planetary energy field which will reach its peak at that moment.
The second one is the moment of heliocentric Eris Pluto square which happens on Monday, August 31st at noon GMT. Flower of Life meditation at that moment will help supporting the Light Force fleets which will be involved in critical operations in the Solar system and in sublunar space at that time.
Victory of the Light!
Andrew VanHauer This is when the liberalism in your brain start spilling all over the place. What is "freedom of movement"? Why is it awful that professionals be forced to go to the third world to serve the masses? Slavery is a mode of production with its own economic logic, you can't spam the word "slavery" to describe whatever you don't like, it's like when anarchists say Stalin is a "Red Fascist".
I'll give you an example: After reunification the Socialist Republic of Vietnam basically forced professionals to be relocated to areas where they are more needed, in service of the proletariat. Is the Communist Party of Vietnam practicing "slavery"?
Basically, The protests are not peaceful and the students started killing the soldiers first. The students burnt and hung many soldiers before the soldiers retaliate. There were two protests, one in Tiananmen Square and another in Muxidi, a few kilometres near Tiananmen. Nobody died in Tiananmen, and 100-300 (soldiers and students combined) died in a conflict in Muxidi. The tank did not crush the guy. There are some evidence (although I’m not entirely sure) that CIA was involved, possibly funding the rioters. But yeah, western media turns it into very successful propaganda. But the thing that really disgusts me is that they would turn a blind eye to Gwanju massacre (1980) in South Korea and Rabaa massacre (2013) in Egypt but making a hell of a deal out of Tiananmen massacre.
An estimated 94 to 100 million souls lost their lives, killed by Communist regimes. The U.S.S.R. gets much focus but Communist genocides in Asia wiped out millions also. Economic and political systems are intertwined so deeply. It is too simplistic to say Communism did not really fail because it was never truly implemented as it was originally meant to be.
a. milions died in those so called communism regimes.
b. its too simplistic to say communism did not really fail because it was never truly implemented.
You dont make any kind of connection between those two. How does A mean B is true? We could far more convincingly say the opposite: that A happened BECAUSE of B. Millions died because it was not real communism, since real communism does not have the violent coercion and murder of millions of people on the whim of one absolute ruler as an central aim or method.
ANY system that has ‘the violent coercion and murder of millions of people on the whim of one absolute ruler’ is not communism. It loses its right to call itself communism right away on just that one aspect. Since a key and unalterable aim of communism is “…the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all" - Communist Manifesto, Section 2 (Marx and Engels)
Yes, quite the opposite of what we are normally told, the basic aim of communism is: FREEDOM. So, Stalin and Mao etc were state dictators, not communists. Because they deliberately suppressed the freedom of their own people, directly against basic communist principles. It seems pretty clear…
(though, actually, we cant leave it just at that - there are various things that need be taken into account when we consider what actually happened in Russia and China then).
It's not possible to worldbuild without ending up with it coming from a position of cultural hegemony, which is flat-out colonialism. It's also extremely presumptuous and colonialist to presume that the world is the same for everyone and that the world is objective in the way that worldbuilding necessitates.
There's also the fact that the impulse to worldbuild comes from a place that lacks real understanding of the structures and oppressive systems that make up our society. That lack of understanding leads to major issues of transferring over the author's biases writ large. Couple that with the fact that worldbuilding is primarily the realm of SF/F, a genre that's predominantly loved by fascists, and I think you see that I'm getting at.
Worldbuilding is at best reactionary intellectual masturbation, and at worst (which its often at its worst) purposeful fascist propaganda.
The construct of ‘white people’ was invented solely for the purpose of oppression.
Atheists attack the concept of god because they believe it hurts society, but ignore the social construction of ‘whiteness’.
The concept of ‘white people’ was invented by the English ruling-class. That’s evidenced history.
Atheists say god in an invention that is bad for society, but ignore that the concept of ‘white people’ is an invention that is bad for society.
It was invented for division during the colonial period, and still functions for division today.
Atheists have one set of ethics they use to deconstruct the concept of god, and a completely different one to deconstruct the concept of ‘white people’.
That is selective ethics.
I’m not saying that all genre writers are fascists who intentionally back an agenda (although many are). I’m say that SF/F is innately fascist, and even the most well-intentioned SF/F writers are going to propagate fascist ideas, whether they intend to or not.
If you are a man, you are part of rape culture.
I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to as rape culture.
You may be thinking, “Now, hold up, Zaron! You don’t know me, homey! I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let you say I’m some sorta fan of rape. That’s not me, man!”
I totally know how you feel. That was pretty much exactly my response when someone told me I was a part of rape culture. It sounds horrible. But just imagine moving through the world, always afraid you could be raped. That’s even worse! Rape culture sucks for everyone involved. But don’t get hung up on the terminology. Don’t concentrate on the words that offend you and ignore what they’re pointing to — the words “rape culture” aren’t the problem. The reality they describe is the problem.
Men are the primary agents and sustainers of rape culture.
Rape isn’t exclusively committed by men. Women aren’t the only victims — men rape men, women rape men — but what makes rape a men’s problem, our problem, is the fact that men commit 99% of reported rapes.
How are you part of rape culture? Well, I hate to say it, but it’s because you’re a man.
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>How was it a bourgeois influence when the vast majority of rock and metal fans weren't bourgeois,
The fans may not have been porkies, but the musicians were. Rock music is fascist. It was a CIA PSYOP.
>a lot rock music had major anti-imperialist or anti-capitalist themes(John Lennon
Liberal hippie bullshit, lots of anti-communism mixed in ("You say you need a revolution…").
The USSR did fail to promote new proletarian music to an extent, but shitty boomer noises were not the answer.
>What makes this hypocritical is that at the same time ballet and classical music was kept in high regard, when these arts are to this day just entertainment for decadent and pretentious nobles and the grande bourgeosie
This kind of music is socially organized (in orchestras, practice sessions, etc) and performed by everyone. In comparison, the kind of music that is distinctly stamped with the approval of the bourgeoisie is rock music that focuses on stardom and expropriates musical performance from the masses. Orchestral music was accessible to all in socialism. Would you complain also that the socialists preserved beautiful tzarist architecture and made it accessible to all instead of demolishing it and replacing it with bourgeois skyscrapers?
Word of advice
If you see an effeminate male that takes pictures of themselves with anime face masks, striped stockings, "cute" Snapchat filters and are "uwu softbois"
Chances are they're either racist, transphobic, have bad taste in humor, use slurs a lot, or all of the above
(This apparently originally is from Workers Vanguard No. 843, 4 March 2005. Bolding added by submitter.)
"Recovered memory" prosecutions—which put hundreds behind bars in the daycare and "satanic abuse" witchhunts of the 1980s and early 1990s—are back. In Boston on February 15, 74-year-old defrocked priest, Paul Shanley, was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison based solely on uncorroborated "recovered memories" of a man who claimed Shanley abused him 20 years earlier. Alexander Cockburn wrote in CounterPunch (19/20 February): "In the state that gave us Salem in the seventeenth century and the Amiraults (all wrongly sent to prison on charges brought by Middlesex county District Attorney Martha Coakley) in the twentieth, Shanley's case has reintroduced recovered memory to the courtrooms of the twenty-first."
Shanley has been one of the prime whipping boys in the explosive sex scandals that have rocked the Catholic church beginning in 2002, when the Boston Globe began a series on priests and sexual abuse of youth. Roderick MacLeish Jr., the personal injury lawyer representing Shanley's accuser, retailed scandalous tales to the press about Shanley, which have been refuted by JoAnn Wypijewski in CounterPunch. She actually read the 1,600-page official church file on Shanley, which apparently no other reporters bothered to do. As Cockburn pointed out, "Had they done so, they would have found nothing to buttress the claims that Shanley founded NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Love Association], or was ever a member, or had ever advocated sex between men and little boys, or had a 30-year record of child abuse complaints made against him or a history of being moved from parish to parish. Yet all these allegations have become the common currency of Shanley's biography, and if guards usher a murderer into his cell, the killer will probably have the NAMBLA charge at the top of his mind."
In fact, Paul Shanley did openly advocate recognizing homosexuality as a normal sexual variation (based partly on the pioneering work of Alfred Kinsey), and did have homosexual liaisons. He was a long-haired "street priest" in the 1960s, mentioned in the book Common Ground, who tried to help runaways and kids hooked on drugs. Shanley's "association" with NAMBLA is that he attended a conference of people fighting a Boston anti-gay witchhunt at the end of which some people, not including Shanley, founded a group that later became NAMBLA.
NAMBLA's name is perennially dragged through the plentiful Boston mud, having been pounded for over 20 years by media smears and witchhunting prosecutions. We in the Spartacist League have repeatedly defended this tiny beleaguered group as an elementary act of proletarian decency. We oppose criminalizing their advocacy of the eminently reasonable proposition that youth who have sexual feelings be allowed to express them. NAMBLA simply advocates the decriminalization of consensual sex between men and boys.
It is telling, in this deeply puritanical society, that the pitch of modern inquisitions increases according to the proximity of youth and sex. It is no accident that the church sex scandals have focused overwhelmingly on gay sex (did no priest ever touch a girl?), as this is guaranteed to set reactionary alarm bells ringing a lot louder. Since the daycare witchhunts, the code word for anti-sex crusaders, from the Christian right to the straightlaced morality feminists, has been "protect the children" from so-called pedophiles. This campaign reflects anti-gay bigotry, increased powers of repression for the capitalist state and a shoring up of reactionary "family values" like the domestic slavery of women and stultifying "abstinence only" for young people.
Gerald Amirault, a married man with children of his own, was released from prison in 2004 after being unjustly imprisoned for 18 years, framed up with incredible tales of evil robots, knives and dead pets at the Fells Acres Day School he ran with his sister and mother (who were also imprisoned). This was based solely on the coerced testimony of children whose only real abuse came at the hands of the prosecutors who, in their zeal for convictions and publicity, fed so much crap into them that they still reel from the trauma. Just as Amirault was up for a commutation, the church sex story exploded and he lost another two years to prison, as the cowardly politicians of Massachusetts refused, in the midst of the scandal, to set him free, despite the Board of Pardons' unanimous recommendation. We defended the Amiraults, and many other daycare workers, against the witchhunts of their time.
Now former priest Paul Shanley has been thrown to the wolves of "recovered memory" prosecution. This is a very dangerous thing. No evidence was presented that he committed any crime. This may be a difficult case for some of our readers to grasp, given the passionate—and legitimate—disgust so many feel for the real miseries inflicted by organized religion in this socially backward country, from the Christian fundamentalist right to the Roman Catholic hierarchy. The Catholic church upholds subservience to authority, from children's submission to parents, a wife's submission to her husband, the flock's submission to the priest and submission of all humanity to God. The worst thing, ultimately, about religion is that it preaches blind faith in false, mystical forces ruling our fate, crippling humanity's fight for freedom from oppression and for control over nature.
We care about the suffering of those victimized by corrupt, violent institutions and adults—whether priests or bullying state prosecutors. The terror and helplessness felt by children coerced into submission by frightening authority figures like priests, especially when combined with enforced guilt about sex, does scar them for life. Obviously the church has a lot to cover up—look at the millions in hush money it's been dishing out (including to some of Shanley's accusers). Forced out over the scandal was Boston's arrogant Cardinal Bernard Law, the Catholic version of Harvard's all-purpose bigot Larry Summers (who recently speculated that women, Jews, Catholics and white basketball players are perhaps innately incapable of certain activities). Surely there are many abusive priests. But we'll never know what happened in many cases, as the actual guilt or innocence of those singled out to be demonized is irrelevant to both prosecutors and the church hierarchy, who would rather throw money at accusers than uncover the truth. This too is a terrible injustice to those abused.
The falsity and reactionary political uses of "recovered memory" prosecutions were thoroughly exposed a decade ago. In a major review of research and books debunking "recovered memory" prosecutions, we wrote: "Much of this persecution aims to strengthen the bourgeois state in its regulation of the population and to spread panic, as a diversion from the real brutality of life in this twisted, mean, bigoted, racist society" (Women and Revolution, No. 45, Winter-Spring 1996). What we wrote then is equally true today: It is in the interests of all in the workers movement to protest and oppose this new, deadly "recovered memory" witchhunt. Free Paul Shanley!
Social democracy is the “final stop” before full-on fascism. It’s basically a tacit admission by the bourgeoisie that a socialist revolution is drawing near, and they need to appease the workers by whatever means necessary. Social democracy can also exist, feasibly, primarily via imperialism. The reason capitalism is able to provide such a robust welfare state is through the impoverishment and ruin of other countries. As I understand it, it is for these reasons that Stalin (correctly) calls social democracy “objectively the moderate wing of fascism.”
[In response to Selena Gomez (who recently produced a Netflix series about the lives of undocumented migrants) being spotted outside the house of her ex-boyfriend Niall Horan]
Can’t make a documentary about the plight of indigenous people when you bring those responsible for it into your bedroom. It’s just hypocritical.
If you don’t see a problem with this then you probably wouldn’t have seen a problem with sleeping with them as they ransacked our villages and slaughtered us either. Ugh. There has ALWAYS been “the exception”, “the good one”, but y’know what? 400+ years later we are fighting to keep our families together and begging for rights in a land that should be ours. God told us that if we married each other then our children would inherit the land (Tobit 4:12), but we didn’t so now it’s taken by strangers. Stop being selfish!
A former French left-wing parliamentary candidate has been arrested over his tweets about a policeman killed during a jihadist siege in southern France last week.
Stéphane Poussier appeared to celebrate the death of Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, saying it was great.
He added that the death in the town of Trèbes meant one less voter for President Emmanuel Macron.
Feminist glaciology asks how knowledge related to glaciers is produced, circulated, and gains credibility and authority across time and space. It simultaneously brings to the forefront glacier knowledge that has been marginalized or deemed “outside” of traditional glaciology. It asks how glaciers came to be meaningful and significant (through what ontological and epistemological process), as well as trying to destabilize underlying assumptions about ice and environment through the dismantling of a host of boundaries and binaries. The feminist lens is crucial given the historical marginalization of women, the importance of gender in glacier related knowledges, and the ways in which systems of colonialism, imperialism, and patriarchy co-constituted gendered science. Additionally, the feminist perspective seeks to uncover and embrace marginalized knowledges and alternative narratives, which are increasingly needed for effective global environmental change research, including glaciology (Castree et al., 2014; Hulme, 2011). A combination of feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology provide the intellectual foundation for feminist glaciology.
Most existing glaciological research — and hence discourse and discussions about cryospheric change — stems from information produced by men, about men, with manly characteristics, and within masculinist discourses. These characteristics apply to scientific disciplines beyond glaciology; there is an explicit need to uncover the role of women in the history of science and technology, while also exposing processes for excluding women from science and technology (Phillips and Phillips, 2010; Domosh, 1991; Rose, 1993). Harding (2009) explains that the absence of women in science critically shapes “the selection of scientific problems, hypotheses to be tested, what constituted relevant data to be collected, how it was collected and interpreted, the dissemination and consequences of the results of research, and who was credited with the scientific and technological work” (Harding, 2009: 408). Scientific studies themselves can also be gendered, especially when credibility is attributed to research produced through typically masculinist activities or manly characteristics, such as heroism, risk, conquests, strength, self sufficiency, and exploration (Terrall, 1998). The tendency to exclude women and emphasize masculinity thus has far-reaching effects on science and knowledge, including glaciology and glacier related knowledges.
Feminist glaciology is rooted in, and combines, both feminist science studies and postcolonial science studies to meaningfully shift present-day glacier and ice sciences. While feminist science studies focuses explicitly on gender and the place (or absence) of women in science, it can neglect specific analyses of the social relations of colonialism and imperialism, emphasizing instead Western women without sustained attention to indigenous, non-Western, and local knowledge systems that are the centerpiece of postcolonial science studies (Harding, Carey et al. Phillips and Phillips, 2010; Schnabel, 2014). The postcolonial perspective is crucial for understanding glaciological knowledges because the science of glaciology has historically participated in the imperialist, colonial, and capitalist projects associated with polar exploration, mountain colonization, resource extraction, and Cold War and other geopolitical endeavors.
More recently, glaciology has also been central to earth systems science that often relies on remote sensing from satellite imagery to suggest broader claims of objectivity but is actually akin to the “god trick of seeing everything from nowhere” (Haraway, 1988: 581; also see Shapin, 1998). Questions about epistemology in climate science, ice coring, and glaciology are only beginning to be asked, especially focusing on Cold War polar glaciology (Martin-Nielsen, 2012, 2013; Elzinga, 2009; Korsmo, 2010; Naylor et al., 2008; Turchetti et al., 2008; Macdougall, 2004; Finnegan, 2004; Heymann et al., 2010; Bowen, 2005; Hulme, 2010). Of these studies probing the discipline of glaciology, only a tiny subset analyze gender (exceptions include Bloom, 1993; Bloom et al., 2008; Hulbe et al., 2010; Hevly, 1996) or approach human glacier interactions from the perspective of feminist postcolonial science studies or feminist political ecology (exceptions include Williams and Golovnev, 2015; Cruikshank, 2005). Fewer still recognize indigenous knowledges, local perspectives, or alternative narratives of glaciers, even though large populations of non-Western and indigenous peoples inhabit mountain and cold regions near glaciers and possess important knowledge about cryoscapes (Carey et al., 2015; Nu¨sser and Baghel, 2014; Drew, 2012).
Feminist and postcolonial theories enrich and complement each other by showing how gender and colonialism are co-constituted, as well as how both women and indigenous peoples have been marginalized historically (Schnabel, 2014). Feminist glaciology builds from feminist postcolonial science studies, analyzing not only gender dynamics and situated knowledges, but also alternative knowledges and folk glaciologies that are generally marginalized through colonialism, imperialism, inequality, unequal power relations, patriarchy, and the domination of Western science (Harding, 2009).
An additional theoretical foundation for feminist glaciology is feminist political ecology, which has generally emphasized unequal vulnerability and disproportionate global change impacts, but which also contributes significant research on knowledge production, ontologies, and epistemologies. With hundreds of millions of people utilizing glaciers for everything from drinking water and hydroelectricity to recreation and spiritual sites, the disproportionate vulnerabilities and disparate adaptive capacities in these societies are critical to acknowledge.
Feminist political ecology addresses how inequality and unequal power relations — mediated and co constituted through gender dynamics — have silenced the knowledge of people “most affected and marginalized by neoliberal, colonial, and patriarchal systems” (Hanson and Buechler, 2015: 6).
Crucially for feminist glaciology, feminist political ecology argues for the integration of alternative ways of knowing, beyond diverse women’s knowledges to include — more broadly — the unsettling of Eurocentric knowledges, the questioning of dominant assumptions, and the diversification of modes and methods of knowledge production through the incorporation of everyday lived experiences, storytelling, narrative, and visual methods (Harris, 2015). This inclusion of alternative knowledges and narratives alongside analysis of colonialism and inequality, such as race relations (Mollett and Faria, 2013), fits squarely into more recent feminist political ecologies that increasingly go “beyond gender”. This means that the research builds on “a history of boundary-breaking ideas [that] makes possible the present-day spaces where feminist geographers explore power, justice, and knowledge production, ideas that encompass but also surpass a focus on gender” (Coddington, 2015: 215).
Feminist glaciology raises critical conceptual, analytical, and epistemological questions that are largely absent in the 21st-century love affair with glaciers and ice. The framework offered here strives to open discussions, to introduce avenues of investigation, and to suggest ways forward not only for scientific enquiry that includes the environmental humanities and social sciences, but also for public perceptions of glaciers. Examples within this review and synthesis article are primarily meant to expose the value and various dimensions of the feminist glaciology framework; they are not meant to be comprehensive, but rather starting points to indicate lines of future investigation into this major gap in glacier studies and its related contribution to global environmental change research and both human and physical geography.
‘We’ll shut your filthy mouth’: Putin says Russia will combat the rewriting of WWII history with new free-to-all archive center — RT World News
That's good. Putin should also reveal the truth about Stalin. Stalin's terror is fake and pure invention by Robert Conquest, who wrote The Great Terror, when he worked in UK propaganda office. Dr. Grover Furr reveals the truth:
In a democracy he wouldn't be fucking that fine young pussy he's getting every night.
Lol the dprk is more democratic than the us lol
DPRK is cucked... their foids have equal rights
Well, women in the dprk have actual responsibilities unlike the women in Western societies
this comment below the article articulates things quite well. Identity politics is a tool of the ruling class to pit workers against each other rather than focus on class struggle, congrats on serving the ruling class.
Trans is a product of capitalism. You are buying an identity. Making the purchase easier isn’t revolutionary. There is zero-evidence that hormones are live-saving. This is the typical hyperbolic nonsense that the trans movement spouts. Gender is a tool of women’s oppression; not an identity playground, not some internal essence or belief that changes material reality. If people who think otherwise were a little smarter they’d realize they’re conservatives. Gender identity is to the left what climate change denial is to the right. If you are Ph.D. level philosophy student and can’t think any better this you should consider a lawsuit against the schools you’ve attended. They owe you a refund.
(NOTE: The link leads to a reblog of the post, as the OP has deleted their blog.)
can i just say like telling people not to smoke or drink alcohol while they’re pregnant is ableist and classist as fuck and it needs to stop
first off the majority of smokers/substance abusers are from disadvantaged and poor backgrounds or are struggling with mental health issues and they use it as a coping method so to tell them theyre a bad person for doing that is both classist and ableist
the main argument against it is that your child will come out disabled but honestly if that happens so what??? whats wrong with that??? this whole mindset has deep fucking roots in ableist thought process and im fucking sick of it. like. why do you hate people with disabilities lol
Metoo is a self aggrandising project squabbling over scraps at the neoliberal table, framing justice as gender war (instead of class war) is retarded, and it merely props up the status quo by avoiding structural critique. I’m not imagining utopia, I’m pointing out a smug fraud.
I own my own experiences and dictate what those experiences mean to me. Trump supporters have hurt me and people I love, so yes, I hold every single one of them responsible.
I am under no obligation to forgive them, forget what they did or welcome them back in my life. I get to decide on my terms if and when I do those things. You can lecture me all you want about how this makes me a terrible person, and I get to tell you how that makes me feel.
Just because you’ve been a victim once (was it by a Trump supporter, otherwise its not relevant, sorry), does not mean you have some authority on the subject anymore than I do.
Ok, I’m done. There’s nothing to ever stop you from just being bitter, unforgiving, and petulant. I’m not even religious, but I have nothing else. God bless, I hope you can find some sort of peace. Even after I was chased, beaten, pistol whipped, in Obama’s country. I found a way. I was also chased and beaten by black people ( two girls and three guys) my neighborhood is quite diverse, this happened in 2011. Should I assume Obama voters (you suggested Trump voters?) I voted Democratic in ever race but one (the one was state rep) since I was 18, just to cancel your next bogus argument. You’re just not worth arguing with! Have a good one!
It all makes sense now.
I have no words for you. To twist my reality to racism I never held. I hate all people. I’m a bartender. Lol. But I won’t pretend I wasn’t attacked and beaten by two black women and three black men. Should I pretend and say they were white to make you feel better?? Should they all be men and not women too? Because truth is the women ripped the shirt off my body trying to grab me and hold me back as I ran, and left bloody trails on my back doing so, and me in a tattered shirt. Is that offensive to be honest about??? Should I pretend it was the men who did that???
After I got on my apartment it was the two women who threw themselves against my door banging still threatening me as I cried and screamed I was calling 9-1–1!! The guys had laid off. Should I change that part of it? Or does that fit what you think is fair to be told?
Peer review, as hundreds of studies have now shown means friend reviewed. Major journals get pranked all the time which junk science, some of which nobody spots until the authors out themselves. Women can’t get published in A-list journals because of misogyny. Nor can most minorities because of systemic racism. So “well peer reviewed” is just a code for “white Eurocentirc colonial male privileged science”.
You didn’t even address the problem with lack of replication which is getting worse and worse as fewer and fewer experiments are actually replicated. Nor did you talk about the literally more than 1,000 papers each year that are being retracted or the thousands more that are in serious doubt. And the p-hacking where among other tricks you just drop a few data points to “clear up” your data. That is everywhere. Then there are the huge number of well peer reviewed papers with statistical analysis that doesn’t have confidence intervals. Serious studies have shown that means half of those papers are wrong. But we don’t which half.
I could go on an on. My point being putting your faith blindly in science is still an act of faith. Exactly comparable to trusting centuries of biblical scholarship. And like religion it comes with all the same human flaws that contaminate all calls/claims of “truth”. But you can’t see that because it is difficult to see outside your own paradigm.
So if you acknowledge some facts in quantum mechanics aren’t facts how do we know which ones are and aren’t? Given these authors are arguing observation makes the fact.
Re: Recession cues increase women's desire for men owning luxury products and men's desire to buy them (Bradshaw et al. 2019)
Women are aroused by the flashy trinkets of embodied human suffering. The is why the world can never be equal, or there be an end to human exploitation—because female sexual desire is libidinally invested in the structures of exploitation.
I can`t speak for a Church or a congregation to which I do not belong and where I have never attended their Church and have only indirect reports. I assume because of the large number of memoirs of people who fled these Churches (well as I have said I think of them as cults) that your assertion is true of at least some fundamentalist Churches. That has absolutely nothing to do with my point that left wing Christians, animists, Jews, Hindis, main stream Muslims and other non fundamentalist religions could be key parts of the progressive movement if agnostics and atheists could get over the fear they feel when confronted by people of faith and refrain from calling them dimwits and morons. Especially when all these other not fundamentalist religions have, in America, on average much higher levels of educational attainment than atheists and agnostics.
It’s that time of year again: The 2019 FOTY awards. A special recognition for the most heinous, ridiculous, silly, and memorable quotes and sources of quotes for this year. As always, you need to make an account to vote.
Also, I just added the “Date…” thing because I knew you’d want it to make the process of finding quotes to nominate more practical. Sorry it took so long to add it back after the big redesign.
If you want to find David J Stewart quotes in January, for example, you’d run a David J Stewart search, then click Date…, then set “posts before” to January 31st and “posts after” to January 1st. The result would be https://fstdt.com/?before_date=2019-01-31&after_date=2019-01-01&q=David+J+Stewart
For the first step, we’re going to do a nomination round. To nominate a fundie for an award, leave a comment on this post saying who you want to nominate, and for what award, along with some justification (quote links, in particular). For example, if I wanted to nominate African Cichlids for the Best Fish award, I would write this:
[b]Best fish: African Cichlids[/b]
Because these fish are beautiful, and they can be raised in fresh-water tanks. Salt-water tanks are painful to maintain.
You can second someone else's recommendation by starring it.
Categories that don’t receive much attention will be culled, since they’re not much fun. I’d like to leave most of the categories up to the community, but we’re probably doing these ones:
Fundie of the year
Quote of the year
* Funniest quote
* Most disturbing quote: formally referred to as “nightmare fuel”
* One-liner of the year: Two sentences and 280 characters max (you know, the length of a www.twitter.com post), ideally less
* Beyond the trifecta: best quote that falls under more than three #tags
* “HUH?!” of the year: For quotes that appear to be fundie based on a few key words, but what the poster actually intends to say is a mystery
* Board of the year: may be fundie, racist, conspiracy theory, etc.
* Movement of the year: “Grassroots” attempts like #WalkAway, It’s Okay to Be White, and Drop the T.
* Quote submitter of the year: Don’t nominate @pyro. I don’t submit nearly enough.
* Comment of the year: Please click the #12345 number to get a link to just the comment.
* Troll of the year: A special award for fundies that show up in the comment section. Don’t nominate @pyro. That kind of thing is only funny the first time.
Bunny: “I’m vegan, but I’m not one of “those” vegans. I don’t kill animals myself, but I respect other people’s choice to do so. Telling them to stop killing is counter-productive. You catch more flies with sugar than with vinegar.”
Raziel: “Actually, you catch more flies with SHIT than sugar. And you prove it.”
Non-Vegans: “Thank u for validating our choice to oppress the victims you pretend to care about”
“Yeah, now we can feel better about killing them!”
Bunny: “OoOoOH! Attention! Like me!”
3 Reasons It’s Irrational to Demand ‘Rationalism’ in Social Justice Activism
The scenario is always the same: I say we should abolish prisons, police, and the American settler state — someone tells me I’m irrational. I say we need decolonization of the land — someone tells me I’m not being realistic.
Whenever I hear this, I stop and think about the world we’d live in if previous European colonizers were berated with the same rhetoric about rationalism as we abolitionists are today.
Would it have been enough to stop them in their tracks?
What if someone had told them that the creation of the American nation-state of settler-colonizers who displace and murder the Indigenous inhabitants — and the development of the white supremacist, anti-Black, capitalist, cisheteropatriarchy — was a project too hefty to accomplish?
What if those imperialism-driven Europeans, all passionate and roused about Manifest Destiny, were encouraged to stop and reconsider whether their violent plans were rational?
We might possibly have a world that isn’t filled to the brim with oppression.
There may not have been the centuries-long (and still ongoing) ravaging of every continent and the development of anti-Black chattel slavery.
We many never have had the tentacles of the white supremacist patriarchy spanning the entire globe, regulating gender along a binary and fostering rape culture.
We may never have had carceral forms of justice that render certain people disposable.
And the Earth’s lands, skies, and water definitely wouldn’t be irrevocably devastated.
But it makes sense why many of those who are committed to social justice subscribe to the same language of rationalism as their oppressors. Marginalized folks are taught from infancy that they need to behave in a respectable manner to be treated with decency. We face so much violence, to the point where the violence becomes the norm and our resistance is what feels extreme.
We’re painted as aggressors even when we are consistently the victims. The media treats Black victims worse than white killers. People see trans and gender non-conforming people in bathrooms as threats rather than as targets of abuse.
When we are told repeatedly that everything we do is an attack, we internalize the idea that we need to quiet ourselves, to take up less space. And so we begin to limit ourselves to tactics of resistance that are easy to digest — and we create those limits under the guise of being rational.
Not only is this urge to be rational holding us back, it unintentionally validates the logic of white supremacy as natural and positions the desire to fight oppression as excessive and outrageous.
For those of us who are trying to burn the colonial project to the ground and build a new world, we have to stop placing limits on ourselves in a world that is already at our throats.
Abolitionists, those who are invested in abolishing police, prisons, the settler colonial nation-state, cannot afford to be held back by what is deemed rational. In fact, rationalism has no place in abolitionism.
This is not to say that there are many roles to be filled among those who resist, none of which should be placed in a hierarchy of value. People come from different places of knowledge, ability, and history which makes each person equipped to participate (if they so choose) based on their unique position in society.
But when those who are the loudest, the most disruptive — the ones who want to destroy America and all of the oppression it has brought into the world — are being silenced even by others in social justice groups, that is unacceptable.
Pushing the boundaries of how we can shape our resistance beyond what’s rational is urgent and necessary.
And here are three reasons why.
1. Being Rational Has No Inherent Value
When I talk about abolition, whether that be of prisons, immigrant detainment centers, the police, or the government, I am instantly derailed by strangers and even friends. They tell me that it isn’t rational.
They say this as if everyone seeks to be rational, as if prisons, themselves — which have grown more than 400 percent since 1970 and which has predominantly impacted communities of color, especially Black and Indigenous communities — are rational. As if being rational has indisputable value.
At first, I took their reactions to heart. I thought maybe being rational really is necessary if I wanted to achieve my goals of eradicating oppression.
If I’m not rational, then I must not be thinking correctly, which makes me incompetent and unqualified to even have political opinions.
Or so I thought.
The truth is, this constant emphasis on rationalism is a load of toxic garbage (and this is me being gentle with my words). It reeks of the rancid odor that develops when we squeeze our vast imaginations into tiny boxes labeled “pragmatic,” “rational,” and “reasonable.” Being rational can often mean being willing to accept some aspects of oppression and watering down my politics.
In fact, by American standards, my very existence is irrational. For many, I simply do not exist as a queer, Vietnamese femme who is neither a man or a woman. Living in my body, wading through my truths, is not a rational act. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Based on my experiences as a marginalized person, being rational just means going easy on my oppressors.
The narrow bit of room that rationalism gave me wasn’t enough for me to envision new possibilities for my gender, to escape the confines of impending manhood. It wasn’t enough for me to understand my personhood as infinitely more complicated than the models of personhood fed to me by white cis people.
From my vantage point, rationalism — or whatever you want to name it — did more harm than good.
Some of us place so much value on being rational that we’re unable to recognize that when someone tells you to be rational, they may just be telling you that their ideas weigh more than yours.
The rhetoric of rationalism can be used as a seemingly benign disguise for social control.
2. Rationalism Is a Tool Made to Hurt Us
In the context of anti-oppression work, limiting ourselves to rational thinking means that we’re choosing to use the tools that make sense to our oppressors, which are usually tools made to hurt us.
Rationalism means we’re working within the framework of a system that was built to harm us in the first place.
And that, for me, is completely irrational — and it’s violent and oppressive to expect that of anyone who suffers from the exploitation and abuse of this system.
But to take it a step further, rationalism is subjective.
For those who are most impacted by the prison industrial complex — Black and Indigenous folks, trans and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, those who are undocumented, and those who sit at the intersection of multiple identities, among others — abolitionist politics are entirely rational.
When your life and the well-being of your family, chosen and otherwise, is under attack by the prison system, for instance, abolition is common sense. Investing in prisons only makes sense for corporations, for governments, for oppressors whose power is fueled by the abuse and deaths of marginalized people.
In a world truly committed to justice, nothing would be more rational than abolitionism.
Yet, social justice liberals who spew negative rhetoric about rationalism tend to be against abolition, instead preferring reformist politics over anything deemed too “radical.” Why are we trying to be steady and gentle with systems of oppression while the systems get to inflict violence among large masses of people?
When we limit ourselves in our dreams and our goals, the oppressor has less work to do.
When we restrict ourselves in the name of being rational, we create barriers for ourselves — we place the world we want to live in farther from reach.
Since what’s rational is subjective, it is thus indefinable. The only reason why rationalism is believed to have inherent value is because it echoes the oppressor’s way of thinking.
When oppressors have the power to decide what’s rational, they get to commit irrational acts and claim them as rational justifications for oppression.
Take colonialism as an example: Colonizers enjoy claiming that those they’ve colonized are less civilized, despite the fact that colonized peoples often come from older and more complex civilizations than those of the colonizer.
And non-binary people are told their whole identities are irrational, even though non-binary people have existed much longer than the American settler state.
When the state gets to decide what’s normal enough to be rational, they get to decide who becomes the reviled Other – the groups that are subjected to targeted abuse.
Moving beyond the logical confines of our oppressors is necessary for us to envision a world free from the systems that kill us.
3. We Are Enough Without Rationalism
As Assata Shakur has said, “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them.”
We should be constantly interrogating why being rational has been presumed to hold inherent value, and we should be asking ourselves where we got that idea in the first place. The institutions that taught us what we know should be placed under suspicion.
For many of us, schools are where many people are conditioned to become either complicit or complacent to systems of oppression. In fact, one could argue that institutions of education are not to make the people more empowered, but to stomp out their autonomy and make them more likely to invest in their downfall.
And before school, we are socialized into being obedient through the ways that oppression influences the way we raise children and build interpersonal relationships.
This is exactly why people believe that police and prisons equal safety, when that is not the case.
People have been conditioned to believe that prisons will keep their communities safe, when carceral state is the very thing hurting them. And more police does not mean more safety, especially when the police get to murder people with impunity. What does it mean when we feel an inclination to trust the institutions that are killing us?
The extent to which we’ve been led to love and trust our oppressors is so deep that we’re entrusting ourselves to our murderers.
The longer we postpone abolition based on “logical” arguments, the longer we’re denied basic autonomy. It’s a fallacy to believe that we’ll be given a more opportune time to abolish prisons and decolonize, because the role of the state is to never provide that opportunity.
When we frame abolition and decolonization as “long-term” goals, we operate under the belief that these goals can only happen in the distant future. We need to instead reframe abolition and decolonization as urgent, immediate goals.
If we look back at history, we would recognize that there are tons of examples of movements that may have been deemed irrational but ended up succeeding, the Montgomery Bus Boycott being one of them.
Many people know the Rosa Parks from learning about the boycott but don’t recognize how radical is was for around 42,000 Black Americans to boycott the public transit system for over a year.
Their goal was to ensure that Black people had the same treatment under the public transit system as whites and they never compromised their goals, even as transportation was denied to them over the course of a year. Without transportation, Black lives were completely disrupted. They had to either walk (for those who had that physical ability), or they had to find other forms of transportation.
As a result, they found a new way of operating — they relied on one another.
Black taxi drivers lowered their prices dramatically, Black people with cars began supplying rides to those without cars, and churches bought cars and station wagons to help those who didn’t have access to a vehicle. They organized carpools and collectively established on pickup and dropoff locations.
That was how Black community members developed their own autonomous, sustained transportation system for thousands upon thousands of people that didn’t involve the American settler colonial government.
How rational do you think that was?
They of course encountered backlash and horrific violence throughout the boycott. Leaders were arrested and laws were created to justify their imprisonment. Homes, churches, and cars were riddled with bombs and bullets from snipers even after the boycott ended.
It’s important to recognize that there are people who face so much violence in their lives that they simply don’t want to subject themselves to the violence that comes along with protesting oppression. It’s important to understand that some people are so marginalized and have so much trauma that they may not have the capacity or desire to engage in ways that may trigger unwanted memories and emotions.
And the conditions of those of us who are farthest in the margins are another reason why these abolitionist goals are so necessary.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott didn’t intend to abolish the nation-state, but it had goals that were unheard of and it created its own system of transportation that allowed Black people to take care of each other without the state. The boycott is a model of possibilities. And there are many others.
There are possibilities that we haven’t dreamed of yet because we are too invested in resisting in a rational way.
Sure, there are ways to hold space for both the smaller policy changes and the large-scale structural changes. But when we choose to tell ourselves that destroying a violent system is too big of a task for right now, we willingly give up both our time and our power.
Every minute under the carceral, colonial project is inconceivable violence. We too often place abolition as something only possible in a far-off future, which means we’re allowing the right-now to be stolen.
The only logical time for abolition and decolonization is now.
Rather than spending time and energy worrying about whether our movements are rational, can we direct that time and energy towards recognizing our brilliance?
When we invest in ourselves, in our own power, we have no need for the oppressor and their rational politics. We can be strategic without holding ourselves back. We already have the tools we need in us to win.
We are already lovers, healers, artists, creators, and so much more.
We have the power to think far beyond the education we’ve been given, beyond the carceral state, beyond the gender binary, beyond capitalist relationships, beyond the colonial project.
We are dreaming up ourselves, each other, and the world we want to live in. We can’t let rationalism steal our dreams.
And we have to trust and love ourselves enough to make those dreams a reality.
as an aside, no matter how much you enjoy makeup, I highly recommend learning to be comfortable without it. you can only reframe coerced behavior as empowering for so long before it begins to wear on you.
Update at 1745 KST: The KFA UK has responded to this article in a post on its Facebook page, which can be read here.
After almost eight years in the Korean Friendship Association UK (KFA UK), it was an official trip to North Korea that resulted in Alex Meads being slowly, but decisively, purged by his former comrades.
“I started asking questions,” he tells NK News. “We went to various museums, various factories, and in these museums, you would find objects owned by or just touched by Kim Jong Un or the other leaders… these would be pencils, chairs, just random objects.”
Baffled, he shared his thoughts with fellow KFA UK members: “this to me seems absolutely obsessional. This isn’t natural. I find this very strange, very weird.”
“They started to become quite hostile. Whenever I’d ask a difficult question, they wouldn’t answer it. They’d just accuse me of my mind being perverted by a bourgeois education.”
Eight months on, Alex is now officially “excommunicated” from the organization, one of the world’s most high-profile pro-Pyongyang “friendship” organizations — though the reasons for his expulsion remain somewhat unclear.
“I was shunned,” he says. “Then I received an email from Dermot saying I’ve been expelled. I’m absolutely shocked by it, and by how quickly it happened as well.”
“Dermot” refers to Dermot Hudson, a former British civil servant and now a close-to-full-time pro-DPRK activist, who has long served as the KFA UK’s very own Supreme Leader.
But Alex paints a different picture: one of an increasingly paranoid, cult-like organization, dominated by a leadership that cannot be questioned.
“What I really want is other people to be aware of what this group is really like because they sell themselves as just a friendship body – cultural exchanges, music, food, et cetera,” he says. “And they are not.”
Dermot Hudson did not respond to any of Alex’s allegations against him, instead telling NK News in an email that he would be “taking legal advice with a view to suing both you and Mr. Meads.” Just hours after being contacted by NK News, he warned followers on Twitter that “fascists are planning an anti KFA article.”
Alex, now 22, joined the KFA at a very young age. He was 14 years old, and, like many at that age, had a growing interest in politics.
Coming across an advert for a group called “Friends of Korea” in a communist newspaper, he decided to attend a meeting — accompanied by his mum, of course.
“She was very impressed by Dermot,” Alex says. “He was a very lovely man, came across having a great interest in me, wanting to know about me, encouraging me to go to his meetings.”
After that, Alex was hooked: “I started going to more and more meetings. And he would encourage me to come back, he would pay my rail fares, he would pay for my food.”
But the pressure to get more deeply involved in the movement came quickly, with Alex being encouraged to take a more keen interest in the ideological pillars of the North Korean state: the Juche idea and the politics of Songun.
“They slowly would increase the pressure like that,” he says. “Everybody else in the group came across as very nice, very friendly towards me when I first joined. It’s like a family environment.”
The leadership changed, however, going from warm and encouraging to suffocating and domineering.
“He’s become very controlling. He wants to know where I was going on holiday, what I was doing,” Alex explains. “It’s developed into a cult.”
Alex now says he believes he was being, as he describes it, “groomed” — encouraged to go deeper and deeper into an organization that would consume his life and eventually excommunicate him when his thinking changed.
The purpose of his new job as commissar, Alex says, was “basically to research anyone who Dermot felt was a threat to him.”
Dermot had become more and more afraid about the infiltration of the KFA, by the British security services or far-right groups, Alex says.
“He thought that the government would keep trying to do that, keep trying to infiltrate these fascists into the organization.”
Fear of how others might perceive members of the KFA, Alex says, even extended to concerns over how some chose to dress — and hints at a social conservatism influenced by his North Korean counterparts.
He says, for example, that he was told not to wear jeans: “[Dermot] told me on multiple occasions that jeans were worn in the Eastern Bloc in the late 80s as a sign of rebellion.”
“He would wear a skirt, and Dermot didn’t like that,” he says. “He thought that was totally inappropriate. He said to Shawn [his deputy], ‘can you imagine if the embassy sees it?’”
These comments hinted at other more regressive attitudes, Alex explains — attitudes that he says are a cause of disagreement within the KFA.
“Dermot himself, is very against the whole LGBT issue,” he says. “He’s not pro-homosexual at all. And then you’ve got members who are. The only point of differentiation is on the issue of LGBT.”
“Towards the end, [Dermot] was pressuring me for donations for the KFA, and he would hint that I have to give money, but it’s money I don’t have at my age,” he says. “I can’t afford to be giving large sums to the KFA.”
Oh, and since apparently the US media has collective amnesia on the point, let's just remember that the US overthrew the democratically elected leader of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh, in 1953 after he planned to nationalise Iranian oil supplies, replaced him with a brutal dictator, the Shah, and has been butthurt ever since 1979 that their nice compliant puppet state stepped out of line and tossed out their hand-picked leader.
The US has wanted regime change in Iran for forty years and they're about to go and get it by any means necessary.
If any other country did this sort of insane shit, they'd be decried as a rogue state.
The US is a rogue state and the entire regime needs to be overthrown and all the leaders past and present put on trial in The Hague.
Actually the reverse. Women love communism, but jump ships at the chance of a rich chad
its proven that everytime women go into power they make countries communistic
yeah...margaret thatcher...real socialist that one. low iq bro.
yes but they would look up to bolshevik form, which we see today with basically one clown world government installing degeneracy and dystopia, stalin was an only true wageslave out of all the degenerate bolshevik bourgeoisie larping as working class (just like western starbucks and iphone commies today), he purged them and reverted all their degenerate laws when he took power, he banned abortion, pederasty, homosexuality etc and made the country ultra conservative, you think any woman in 21st century would like that, there is a reason why every western cuck despises stalin but is sympathetic to marx, lenin and trotsky.
Absolutely based and Stalinpilled.
Trotskists are traitors and responsible for the fall of the greatest Nation in History of mankind. Under Stalin, the USSR went from a bunch of poor starving feudal countries (most were actually poorer than sub-saharan Africa) into a world superpower at the forefront of human innovation.
Fuck Trotskists and fuck revisionists. Communism was economically and socially based.
The reactionary nightmare of ‘gender fluidity’
We do not advocate and we cannot allow the bourgeoisie to impose this divisive ideology upon us.
This is a very interesting debate, comrades. I find it both encouraging and discouraging at the same time.
Why are we having this debate? I would like to say that I agree with motion 8. It’s quite clear that this is an issue which is causing genuine confusion – and not only in our party. Our party is the reflection of society, and so if it is confusing us, you can be sure there is a far greater confusion outside our ranks – and that, if you like, is why we’re having this debate. While I am sympathetic with the arguments put forward by those opposed to motion 8, we clearly do need to have a debate. Clearly some people have taken on identity politics (idpol) as a very central part of their political discourse: people in our schools, people in society, in every mainstream paper that you turn to. A mere reference to gender identity and idpol, without expressing an opinion, is enough to make many people incandescent with rage. We have to ask ourselves why that is, because when I grew up some years ago, this wasn’t an issue affecting peoples’ minds. People didn’t talk about it; they didn’t debate it: it wasn’t an issue. Marx and Engels and Lenin and Stalin didn’t devote much attention to the politics of gender fluidity because it did not exist as an issue. This concept – contrary to the opinion of those opposed to this motion – is not “as old as humanity”.
Sex, gender and gender fluidity
Is sex important? Attempts are being made to confuse us as to what ‘sex’ is. Are ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ synonyms? Well they are synonyms, but a certain group of academics in the seventies in the United States decided that they weren’t synonyms. They were going to use ‘gender’ in their own way; they were going to use ‘gender’ to mean the social construct of behaviour surrounding what was expected of the biological differentiation among human beings (men and women).But biological differentiation between male and female is a real thing. It doesn’t just exist in humanity, it exists in many species throughout the natural world. Sexual reproduction is a natural biological process that has persisted in nature due to the diversity it engenders; it is a phenomenon encountered in the natural world.
And let’s not forget how this debate impinged upon us. We’ve been following this ideological trend, and encountering identity politics among supporters and candidates for membership of our party, and amongst people we’ve been working with for at least four or five years. Because idpol has become a fashion in that period.
And it is a fashion; it is a trend. And it suddenly – from being very marginal to certain academic institutions in the 1970s – became mainstream globally worldwide; it was actively promoted. Not promoted by communists, not by socialists, but picked up on and accepted by many of them, because they are led by, and they blindly followed, bourgeoise society down this dead-end.
Sex and sexual identity
So the question is sexuality: how does this tie up with the question of sexuality? And we come back to that innocuous post on Twitter, which I thought was obviously hilarious because I thought it was non-controversial.
We wrote: “There is a group of self-proclaimed ‘socialists’ who are not actually any longer fighting against our oppression, they’re fighting against reality!” and posted a link to an article. Why did we say that? They’re a circle of people who broke away from a very small group which you may know, called the RCG. This circle wrote a blog called ‘Red Fightback’, and the bottom line is, their position is that there’s no such thing as gender.
Rather, gender, they claim, is some kind of medical conspiracy where, at birth, the doctors go away and huddle together and they ‘assign a gender role’ to you. So, pregnant mothers: when you have your 20-week ultrasound scan, you’re not having a scan to see whether your baby is a boy or a girl (say ‘Red Fightback’). No; that’s all medical conspiracy! And when the baby is born, they inspect the baby to say it’s a boy or a girl – well that’s all medical conspiracy, too! These things (boys and girls, men and women) aren’t real – don’t you see??
Now, that seemed to us to be so absurd and preposterous that we posted it. And the post seemed popular! It had, like, 100,000 views, with hundreds of comments saying: “You’re a Terf!” I didn’t know what a Terf was at that point but, but I have since found out. It is an acronym for ‘Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist’ – which I’m not, because I’m not a feminist! But essentially, their line is that anyone who would purport to say there really is such a thing as gender (men and women), is some kind of fascist. Who is pushing this ideology that there is no such thing as gender? That there is no such thing as sex? That it’s not real?
There is even a movement termed ‘ableism’ or ‘trans-ableism’. There exist people who say: “I look as if I’ve got two arms and two legs, but actually in reality, I feel like I was born disabled.” There are people who are petitioning for the right to have an arm or a leg cut off; to have an operation which will make their physical form conform to how they feel; “my inner essence”.
It’s the ultimate idealism isn’t it? Idealism in the philosophical sense that that “the material world doesn’t exist”; “it’s whatever I think that is most important”. So actually, by that rationale, ideas are prime and matter will have to conform with my ideas, and the ultimate result is this kind of solipsism where you are alone in the world – the lone conscious force and the ultimate determiner of your own reality without reference to other people or the material reality of the word’s environment around you.
Morally, it means whatever you want subjectively is right and correct. So it can be used to justify doing anything, committing any crime against anyone.
As a philosophy it is totally isolating, and totally gets rid of the idea, as the previous speaker was saying, of having things in common, uniting on a class basis around the real things that oppress us; real material and economic phenomena.
Seriously, since when does an education mean you’re bad? I know the republicans go there, especially those with Harvard degrees, but denigrating people for going to college is hardly a progressive platform. Or is it only when women do it?
They’ve had their turn. Time for change.
Wow. I guess it’s time to take a close look at high school dropouts for the best leaders. Maybe we can pass a law that says that no educated people can run for office. Make them work in the fields like Pol Pot did. That’ll show them.
It would sure be a refreshing change from the string of lawyers who have messed so much up.
“Messed up?” You are one in a sea of over 150 million voters and by your or ANYONE’S standards, “so much” will always end up “messed up.” It’s called the process of developing public policy, otherwise called LAWS. And guess what, no matter who does it, it will always be a messy, extremely difficult process. And just because you might feel a kinship with someone that mows lawns for a living than someone with a law degree, that doesn’t equate to someone that should be elected to the most difficult job in the world. Change just for the SAKE of change is brainless and a sentiment that has given us the current white nationalist, crime family rule.
Now, if a “working class” person proved themselves with a successful career in government service, preferably elected office, they might make a fine presidential candidate.
(Submitter's note: find this in a Youtube comment section in a video on a channel I frequently watch and at first I agreed with him but once I began to think about it a bit more and find that it doesn't make much sense and honestly sounds similiar to older soviet propaganda saying anything that isn't pro-communist is fascist. But, moderators? do the quote count if its' from Youtube?)
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It’s the same exact thing on YouTube, Instagram, etc.
What pisses me off is how Trumptard fascist get to keep their racist, fascist, pro Hitler comments, yet comments calling out their racism and fascism get removed.
I swear these tech companies are run by literal Nazis.
Also I should mention that the education system has been doing this same exact thing for a much longer time and more aggressively than these tech companies.
Like seriously my high school in Texas once blocked A Charlie Brown Christmas and classified it as “porn”, yet actual harassment gets blown away like it’s not important.
I personally blame the fascist corrupt CIA rigged education system for the actions of these tech companies. Schools taught these people to censor like a snowflake ❄️.
I’m getting really sick and tired of our fascist education system spreading far right wing pro war propaganda to students instead of actually showing us the actual truth of what actually happened in world history.
I blame the education system for all of the brainwashed right wingers that exist.
The only reason the that the education system covers MLK is because of profit and is used as a distraction to keep alert students from exposing the propaganda that is being spread by of fascist CIA controlled education system.
The education system is the reason there are so many idiot Trumptards and right wingers in the US.
Seriously, it pisses me off how MLK’s assassination is always said with no remorse.
It’s literally said like this is US history class: “He was assassinated in Memphis by a White Supremacist... ok next guy is US history.”
That is how the US education system describes this to students.
And sadly in 2020 it seems as if the education system’s “New Years Resolution” was to get even more corrupt, biased, fascist, greedy, etc.
I go to a garbage college called Lone Star College Montgomery in North Houston TX.
This past Thursday, January 16, 2020, I got a literal 50 on an assignment in my “Intro to Computers” class all because of my preferred mode of transportation regarding the driver.
It was trusted close friend vs Lyft driver that you don’t even know.
I chose close friend over Lyft driver.
It was a “would you rather...” type of assignments.
You are a college student trying to get to class on time.
It’s raining form 8:30am to 2:00pm
I chose friend over unknown Lyft driver
Friend is stuck in heavy traffic while raining.
I still choose friend over Lyft because of obviously reason of trust.
I apparently fail the assignment simply because I did not ditch my friend for a Lyft driver.
This is how a 50 that I cannot recover from at all no matter how hard I try.
We have got to reform the education system so that student can learn the actual truth about world history and actually have a decent understanding on how to survive after high school and college.
The education system is used by the US government to create more and more fascists.
Here is how they do it:
Step 1: Education system introduces us to the socialism=communism lie.
Step 2: The education system brainwashes students into believing that everything the the US government says is true
Step 3: Republicans say that Democrats are socialist
Step 4: Trump says socialism=communism and says that it’s bad... which recruits more Trumpets and Right Wingers.
Step 5: Repeat the first 4 steps infinitely.
Bernie Sanders is the only candidate that actually wants to truly reform the education system correctly.
The education system is who I think is at the most at fault here.
Right now, we have a fascist far right wing education system that profits off of spreading far right wing pro war propaganda to students.
They constantly lie about policies and politics to us.
I’m a current college student attending a pathetic community college called Lone Star College Montgomery.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the librarian basically told us that we can’t have opposing viewpoints on anything.
We are even forced to study people like Ellen, Bezos, and Bill Gates from an elitist point of view. And we have to take pro elected tests about them too.
This logic is taking a toll on our grades. Last week I typed and submitted an essay in English class about how equality and togetherness function in Denmark, Australia, and Finland.
Well... my grade dropped from 70 to 46 in under 12 hours. Then the following morning, my English attempted to say that I never turned the essay in... then she paused and said that I did turned it in... but she won’t except it simply because it’s not 900 words long. It was 488 words long.
On that week’s Friday I was struggling to figure out where the hell to submit my “late” essay in. So I decided to look at the feedback from the previous essay.
She said that I typed a “false essay” simply because it wasn’t 900 words long.
So basically, she was using the length of the essay to hide her bias from us.
Remember that whenever your teachers and professors complain about the essay’s length. They are just using their bias to screw you over.
I did eventually figure out how to submit the 900 word essay... and got a 50 on it.
Btw one thing that me and Greta both have in common in that we both happen to have Aspergers.
As someone who has Aspergers, I can say that people with autism are smarter, more aggressive, have a strong attention to detail, etc.
One thing I have to say is that I’m sick of people thinking that they can harass people simply because they are autistic.
I’m sick and tired of people thinking that they can control people with autism because they have a superior title over us. This is why I’m against power, positions of power, money, etc.
Also, our fascist education system seems to enjoy giving smart people like me with autism the lowest grades on assignments... while the dumbass conservatives and republicans are always getting the higher grades.
We need to fix the education system.
I’m attending a pathetic community college right now called “Lone Star College Montgomery” and I can tell you that both regular school and college are both corrupt.
In college algebra, we have to use this useless thing called ALEKS that we do 100% of our work on. I had to pay $68.19 just so I could continue to do my assignments otherwise I would be dropped from the course.
The worst aspect about it though is my “English” class
For an obvious reason, my “English” professor is constantly spinning the lessons in a way so that it’s basic Republican propaganda.
She constantly spouses Anti Bernie and Anti Obama propaganda to the point that the only way you can escape it is if you drop out... which harms your future.
Here are some of the things she says:
“Free college is a waste of time”
“Happiness is embarrassing”
“Bernie Sanders and Obama bad” (over exaggerated)
“The United States and Mexico live in “harmony”... but it’s not at all the exact same harmony that Denmark has.” 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️
She even said that Denmark has no interest in combating climate change 🤦🏼♂️🖕🏻
And the worst part is that you have to side with the far right wing pro war propaganda in order to pass the class or be successful in life.
🖕🏻Our broken education system
In September 2019 I had to write a “journal” as a quiz over a book I read called “Hygge” that I had to read in the same English class. Here it is:
The first 135 pages of the “Hygge” book basically describes how the culture of Denmark functions and what certain things are called in Danish. There wasn’t really anything in the book that I didn’t already know about Denmark. I learned a lot of information on places like YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. There will occasionally be a poster, usually people involved in politics or actual politicians, that describe how Denmark and other countries like Denmark have similar priorities that differ significantly from the United States in a good way.
There are several ways that Danish culture differs from American culture. Most of the differences involve the priorities between Denmark’s social democratic government, and the capitalist system of the United States. In Denmark, the price you pay for the taxes may be more expensive than in the United States, but Denmark uses their tax money to help their citizens, unlike the United States.
Denmark’s education system ranks in the top five nations of the world, with Finland’s education system being number one, while the education system of the United States is below 35. This is because Denmark actually teaches proper nonprofit education to their students. However, in the United States has a for profit education system that focuses on teaching ‘education’ to students only for profit, which causes the system to fail in actually teaching students real education.
Turns out that me and Greta, 2 people that have Aspergers, are smarter than a college professor. 😎
I should add that we the people of this world need to unify as human beings.
(some lines later, someone asks for more evidences of his claim; although the guy who ask for it does seem like someone who could appear on this site at somepoint... He calls Greta a "twit"....)
@Quaid Johnson That was not an argument to my points, nor an answer to my questions.
And, by the way, our education system dramatically skews to the left, not the right. Most teachers are lefties and most professors are lefties. That is simply a social fact. I will offer you a reliable social science source upon request.
jfuite Good lord.
It amazes me how many people cannot see that the education system is fascist and leans to the far right, not the left or neutral.
It just shows how many people have been brainwashed by the system.
Pigs [cops] are violent thugs, they deserve no sympathy.
The indigo is against the realm of societal brainwashing and after experiencing the hype behind things like college football and reality tv shows... they quickly move on from this charade.
The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So i'd rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless.
No indigo wants to be shamed for their exceptional gifts but they are often labeled autistic or high functioning with Aspergers. Many indigos are labeled schizophrenic because they can see outside the matrix of modern day society. If one says they can see in the 4th dimension and 5th dimension (consisting of portals, telepathic communication, ghosts, demons, angels, gods, etc) they are deemed "CRAZY."
THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM IN SOCIETY. The crazy people are the sane people and the one considered normal is a functional working man or woman who doesn't question the false narrative of life controlled by people like the Illuminati Cabal. The Federal Reserve has enslaved the minds of weak men with machine hearts. Thank the Rothschild Family and Israel for that. Indigo children know something is wrong with the way we are living as a society and have a strong urge to fix the game we play everyday. Unfortunately, the indigo and rainbow children are misunderstood.
The lightbringers and starseeds are rejected by society causing civil unrest and disturbing the balance within the force. The righteous remain poor and the greedy remain rich and powerful. This dynamic will soon change as technological society expands and the information is more accessible. With the internet, people can become so intelligent these days, it causes people to question their sanity. Sorry to inform those of you watching Big Bang Theory and NFL Sunday Ticket.... you are a fucking problem.
You are what we call victims of the BREAD AND CIRCUS ACT - term coined by CAESAR of THE ROMAN EMPIRE. AMERICA is an EMPIRE. AN EMPIRE THAT WILL SOON FALL. What the future holds is unknown but is it known that lightbringers, indigo children, and starseeds have come to upset the established order and bring peace to the galaxy as a whole.
We are able to communicate with extraterrestrials, recognize chemtrails, understand controlled opposition, protest against warfare, and grasp 5D. We see the religious corruption and the fake jews and fake christians.
The Vatican is a corrupt pit of Zionist Luciferians. The Talmudic Law is approaching a new age of Satanism. The Synagogue of Satan controls Hollywood Industries and Major Cities in America. Israel is providing the majority of the problems we face via deception and trickery. Israeli-Americans own everything and duel citizens are a threat to our human rights. Those who think they are superior to others are no good for humanity. These jews believe they are chosen by God to occupy a land that never belonged to them. They refuse to assimilate.
Firearms aren’t the cause of violence.
Here are the primary causes:
1. Patriarchy, toxic masculinity, male fragility, and male entitlement.
2. Alienation, social dislocation, lonerism, lack of human connection and solidarity, and the dog-eat-dog cult of the heroic individual that tells men that they are either “winners” or worthless and that getting ahead at any cost is *the* goal in life.
3. Nihilistic and neurotic consumerism that is empty and unfulfilling.
4. Economic desperation and changing demographics, leading to perceived anger, hopelessness, and loss of power.
5. Lack of universal healthcare, making support and mental health professionals inaccessible (noting the vast majority of the mentally ill are adamantly not a risk for causing violence, but rather at risk of being victimized.
6. Reactionary politics fed by conspiracy theories explaining the above.
There is one single thread running through each of these: capitalism.
Want to do something about Columbine, Aurora, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Parkland, Christchurch, and more? Don’t fall for feel-good, easy do-nothing solutions like gun control, especially when doing so will be harmful to the vulnerable. Look at the actual causes.
To end gun violence, smash capitalism.
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Stop with the Pelosi worship. She has been supportive of every horrible thing Trump has done, plus the imperialist racist policy of Obama and Bush. She’s been in power since forever and has only used it for evil. Just now is she using dramatic theatrics to pretend to oppose her colleagues who she otherwise endlessly supports.
if an adult temper tantrum is “resistance” then the liberals should say goodbye to any hopes of change
Hillaryisaboss: Eating our own. Sad. ;( Trump and Russia love it ;([.i]
its not the 1950s where you can hide your party’s corruption with Red Scare nonsense.
Not enough Americans are going to fall for this myth that Russia is ready to nuke us whenever we betray the wishes of the political elite. We’ve been warned of a Russian invasion for a hundred years (since the same political parties funded white supremacists who opposed the bolsheviks) and guess what it hasnt happened.
So let's recap.
First, Pete Buttigieg stops Iowa polls from being published.
Then, with 111 votes for Bernie and 47 for Pete, they both receive 2 delegates at a caucus.
Now, he funded the app that was supposed to track the caucus but ended up crashing, delaying the results.
It’s not a “conspiracy theory” to be mildly curious about why the Iowa caucuses failed to produce results for the 1st time ever due to an app from a company whose CEO is a Pete supporter and whose board is packed with Dem establishment figures, after which Pete declared victory
The DNC establishment has prepared 49 more unique devilish twists for Bernie, one for each state. There's gonna be an underwater state, a spikey pit state, a state where Shadow Bernie chases him,
The people in the crowd were angry, and “Chapo Trap House” wanted them to stay that way. The five hosts of the popular socialist podcast wanted everyone to know they had all been lied to. About everything.
The media they consumed was fake news aimed to distract them from the only war worth fighting: the class war. Politesse, civility, even pleasure — those were tools of the neoliberal oppressor. The right answer is rage.
“That joy,” the Chapo co-host Will Menaker said to the crowd gathered in Iowa City on the eve of the Iowa caucus. “That’s good but it’s not as good a motivator when you’re really going to war as spite.”
“Let the hate feed you,” the co-host Amber A’Lee Frost added as the audience roared.
And it does. Especially toward other Democrats.
Supporters of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are “gelatinous 100-year-olds.”
Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg is “a bloodless asexual.”
“The gayest thing about him is he descends from an ethnic group that’s like a little toy dog,” Ms. A’Lee Frost said.
When Senator Elizabeth Warren’s name came up, the crowd made the sound of a snake hissing. She had accused Senator Bernie Sanders of saying that a woman could not beat President Trump, and so she is a snake.
“Yes, my sssssoldiers,” Mr. Menaker said.
Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s run appalls them. “Beat him so badly that this midget gremlin won’t even have a shot even with a trillion dollars,” Mr. Menaker said.
“Kill him,” someone shouted from the audience. These were jokes, of course. Everyone was laughing.
As Mr. Sanders rises in the polls and claims strong showings in early states, a new set of media stars is on the rise, too. Leading the pack are the hosts of “Chapo Trap House,” the Pied Pipers of the candidate’s online movement.
In their rowdy, vulgar weekly podcast, they are stoking the fires of a political insurgency led by their 78-year-old idol. The man stands for the movement, the movement is the man.
“Our boy Bernie” they call him.
The fivesome of “Chapo Trap House" are not the only bards of the new American left — there is “Red Scare” and another whose name cannot be printed — but they have led the way for a movement that together generates millions of dollars a year. They are on their way to becoming the socialist’s answer to right-wing shock jock radio. Their primary targets, in evidence at that show in Iowa, are not the Republican Party or even Mr. Trump but rather centrist liberals, whom they see as the major obstacle to a workers’ revolution.
The main draw of the show is their banter, the hosts distilling the news of the week and checking in on their favorite and least favorite characters. But they have had major guests, including Mr. Sanders himself.
“These people on top are so powerful that the only way we bring them down, the only way we make the kinds of transformation this country absolutely requires is when millions of people are prepared to stand up and fight back,” Mr. Sanders said during his interview.
And the Sanders campaign maintains a close relationship with the podcast. His senior adviser, David Sirota, and his national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, have also been on the podcast. At the Iowa show, a Sanders volunteer stood at the door with fliers and pins to hand out and an email list to gather names.
Their followers — on the night in Iowa City more than 700 strong — come to hear them rage for three hours against the student debt, the high rent, the dead-end creative class jobs, and the feeling of hopelessness fighting against a liberal political establishment that seems polite when they are angry.
They were promised a better life, a more dignified life, and they are done waiting for it.
An additional challenge is that as the free-floating anger they stoke finds community, it is escalating and souring into sometimes violent and ugly rhetoric — the kind of rhetoric that other Democratic contenders have fashioned into a major critique of Mr. Sanders.
On Monday, the Sanders campaign fired a campaign organizer, Ben Mora, after his private Twitter feed was revealed to include derogatory comments about 2020 candidates. The Chapo hosts publicly supported Mr. Mora, praising his organizing work and saying, “I hope the campaign doesn’t cave to these whiners and losers.”
For the hosts and their fans, those sort of tweets and the podcast language are all jokes. The audience understands the difference, they argue, and anyway the real problem with the Democrats is that they’re overly sensitive. A bunch of self-serious P.M.C.s (members of the professional-managerial class).
MAKE THIS VIRAL! ASCENSION TIMELINE / END OF CORONAVIRUS MEDITATION APRIL 4TH/5TH 2020
It is time to take action again! It is time to take the destiny of our world in our own hands! We all agree that the process of planetary liberation is taking too long, and the current timeline is not going in the best direction. Here is our chance to collectively shift the timeline back into our optimal timeline for planetary liberation. Therefore we are using the opportunity of the massive astrological configuration of Jupiter Pluto conjunction on April 4th/5th to create a portal through which we will unify our consciousness and trigger the process that will solidify the optimal Ascension timeline for the planet.
Make this viral! Share it worldwide! Post it on your websites and blogs! If you know an alternative media outlet, you can send it to them. You can create a Facebook event for your local group of people doing this in your part of the world. We also need one main Facebook group for this event. You can create a video about this and post it on Youtube.
However, this time, only people following my blog will not be enough. We need a more worldwide cooperation with more large influencers involved.
This activation is a test for the surface population whether it will be able to manifest unity or not. The Light Forces will be monitoring the level of cooperation and will use that as one of the determining factors for the immediate future plans for the Event.
There are many spiritual leaders with large following and I sincerely hope they would like the coronavirus to be erased and that they would like the planet to shift into the most positive timeline.
Scientific studies have confirmed positive effects of mass meditations and activations on human society, so each of you that will participate in this activation can actually help bringing the Age of Aquarius closer to us:
This activation helps the Light forces to ground the energy of Light on the surface of the planet to completely remove the coronavirus, to help removing all the fear this epidemic has created, to counteract all plans dark forces had with triggering this epidemic, and to help shifting the planetary evolution back into the most positive Ascension timeline that will lead us into the Age of Aquarius.
Number of people doing that activation is the single most influential factor within the power of the surface human population for speeding up this process.
We can reach the critical mass of 144,000 people doing this activation! This will create a massive healing chain reaction in the energy field worldwide.
We will be doing this meditation in the exact moment of Jupiter Pluto conjunction on April 4th/5th which will be the first moment when a truly powerful energy of Age of Aquarius will hit the surface of the planet:
We will be doing this meditation at 10:45 pm EDT on April 4th in New York. This equals 9:45 pm CDT in Chicago, 8:45 pm MDT in Denver and 7:45 pm PDT in Los Angeles. Europe and Asia will already have April 5th at the moment of the activation, which will be 3:45 am BST in London, 4:45 am CEST in Paris, 4:45 am EET in Cairo, 10:45 am CST in Taipei and Beijing, 11:45 am JST in Tokyo and 12:45 pm AEST in Sydney.
Message to White Nationalists from California
I read “What is to be Done,” published in American Renaissance. As a Californian and as the founder of CALEXIT — the California secession movement — I want to say that you are totally right. The liberal media do paint it as though the only people who support secession are conservatives, when we here in California support it just as much but for liberal reasons.
The American Constitution does say that states shall determine the direction of the country, not a direct popular vote. The majority of the states are conservative and will stay conservative, according to the US Census, until the year 2045. Liberals hate that, don’t respect the Constitution, and are willing to tear everything down so that conservative America doesn’t get to vote the way the Founding Fathers intended.
I know liberals think this way because I am one of them — I’m a liberal and also a Californian. I don’t share your values, but I was raised by conservatives and I learned that lying and cheating to win is not right. I don’t want to live in the America that you want to live in, but I also don’t want violence.
I know that my fellow liberals want to push their values on you because they think they know better than you, and they are willing to take away your rights guaranteed in the Constitution in order to push on you their vision of America. My fellow liberals believe that after their laws are pushed on you, you will eventually come around to see that they were right. As someone who grew up with conservatives, and who has family in Virginia and Texas, I know that is a fantasy. It will never happen.
I am deeply afraid that my fellow liberals don’t get that and aren’t going to until it’s too late. I see people on my side of the divide pushing America towards a super polarized and violently reactive era that will last decades — unless cooler heads prevail. I see the way liberals are pushing things, and that is why I support an amicable divorce. Let’s peacefully separate before we start fighting.
I write this letter directly to extreme conservatives to let you know that you alone have the power to put America on the path to peace and heal our polarized nation. Here is why you are America’s last hope for peace: You can expose the big secret that is keeping California from leaving tomorrow.
You know that the liberal media lie, but Californians don’t know that. They have been told by their media over and over that you conservatives in the middle of America love them and will never let them go, that you secretly want to be them, and will be weeping in the streets if they left. As someone who has family from the middle of America, I know that is not true.
Our movement was stopped in its tracks, not because we were told as Californians that we cannot survive as a nation, but because liberal media and liberal politicians and liberal professors told us we could never get the votes to go peacefully. They’re wrong. I know that a majority of the states, because they are conservative, would happily vote to let California leave America. Tomorrow there could be a majority of the states and the Senate that said, “Yes, you can go, CALEXIT.” This would happen if the people in conservative America stood up with one voice and spoke.
If the Senate and a majority of the states said, “Yes, California can leave the USA now,” it will expose the lies the media have told us here in California. Fifty-five percent of Californians were willing to think about leaving America when Donald Trump was elected. The media in California keep that hidden and claim that only 32 percent of Californians want to leave.
If you in conservative America can disprove the lie that conservatives would never vote for California to leave, it will let us who support Calexit force the media to acknowledge that a majority of Californians do want to leave. We liberal Californians can work with you conservative Americans to achieve a vision of America we both want and that will stop a violent future that liberals are pushing on us.
Here are your options:
– “California Values” will be pushed on you. California has an outsized influence on Congress and pushes American Democrats further left.
– Californians will move to your town and change your local laws to reflect California values.
– Congress returns to a balance of left and right ideas. It stops pushing the extreme left because California is no longer there. The remaining liberals realize they have to work with conservatives to pass legislation.
– Because Californians are not American citizens, America can regulate the number of Californians who can move in.
– Shocked by the fact that Congress isn’t dominated by them, many liberals from across America will leave and move to the independent nation of California, making the rest of America even more conservative.
You can keep America. We’ll leave.
(In response to a picture of a cheese pizza a guy gave to a girl with “Will you be my girlfriend or is this too cheesy?” written on the inside of the lid)
Are you FUCKING KIDDING ME. This makes me want I fucking VOMIT BLOOD. Not only is this cis gendered little shit trying to wrangle some poor woman into the essential male dominated enslavement otherwise known as a “relationship”, but he’s also done it by desecrating the corpse of an animal. People like you should be culled. Do you live in a warehouse where machine suck the milk from your nipples until you are RAW???? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME SOMEONE SLAUGHTERED YOUR FAMILY AND PUT THEM ON A PIZZA. I hope you get struck my a slow moving steamroller you suck son of a bitch.
How would I go about sharing my two cents as an ex-incel from a left political perspective (communist)?
Disclaimer: not an 'AMA'.
I'm 20 something years old and with an inhuman amount of effort I've 'ascended' to being a normie, with my own day job's income and place, a halfway finished BA at a university, a couple of girlfriends (none higher than a '4') and a current girlfriend I've had sex with on multiple occasions (also probably no higher than a '4' or maybe '4.5' if I asked the layman), all met at work and school.
I'm by no means very attractive naturally (though I've fixed much of it with callisthenics, proper self-care, proper amounts of sleep, improving my posture and facial expression, etc.) spergy (diagnosed with Asperger's, personality development disorder, MDD), rather frequent drug user and had the typical bleak loner and clown-like childhood.
In spite of what I would call the 'reactionary' character of the online incel community, I highly sympathize with it and believe that it is the product of legitimate structural failures of modernity against men and that the cause lies in the increased social demand to be more than just an authentic individual and partner to a woman, but a full 'product' that needs to be valorizable as more than a partner but as a commodity and status object in general.
With the decline of old rigid patriarchal structures this subjectivity in relations has opened up but in a world where, increasingly, value must come from socioeconomic status, which can primarily be sold materially in the form of: disposable income or other forms of capital, a conformed physical appearance and outwardly matching confidence and (sexually enticing) personality; all elements that improve one's ability to sell oneself and acquire the means to purchase others. Attraction is a financial transaction exchanged for either financial or social capital, and one must have both or be able to acquire either one with the other to succeed in obtaining intimacy. I strongly believe that 'neurodivergent' incels in reality fail to find intimacy because they would never want to sacrifice their authenticity for conformity, and that this is then communicated through a resentment of the object of desire (an authentic female companionship).
I'm not much happier now that I've improved myself, but in effect that is the real problem: anyone can 'ascend' if they truly try hard enough, but it will never really fulfill any real needs, because the real desire is for a world within which folding oneself over so hard just to fit in and obtain what is today arguably the most important form of social capital, a female companion, is so necessary.
My ideal would not so much be a world in which society itself coerces women to (once more) conform to being the guaranteed other to men (enforced monogamy, arranged marriage, social division in sex, etc.), as this would equally remove any element of authenticity, but rather a world in which propertied social capital is an impossibility and as as such serves no real inherent added value in the experience and reproduction of daily life but that sex and romance is then reduced purely to its own, non-vital element of life. I realize the former is that which is attractive to you because, on a metaphysical level, you have already concluded that there is a difference between men and women so fundamental that it cannot be changed by altering society to have the woman be less of an object (inherently, you believe this will always be the case), but to me that reality is not only false but untennable: if our predicament is in effect that we have strayed from a metaphysical essence (patriarchal society) by introducing subjectivity and that we must either return to that essence or suffer mentally, then I would honestly rather kill myself twice over as it would imply that the human experience as such already exists, that there is nothing to discover or experience whatsoever but something in particular one must just as well conform to as the current predicament.
Essentially this means that for all intents and purposes incels are right about the present state of things, and do identify a problem, and are right when saying that, objectively, when one is an incel, there is little more to do than try to 'looksmaxx' or whatever oneself to be as close to a 'normie' as possible. And likewise I share the agreement that this is a decrepit state for a society to be in. I simply don't think salvation lies in the past.
I'm not sure I'm making much of a point here anymore, so I'll leave it at this. I haven't gotten into why I'm a communist now and, frankly, I don't think it really matters in more than how I roughly view the incel question on a macro-scale. Again, I know this is no AMAs, and I wasn't looking for an AMA either. I just wanted to tell you my experiences and perspective and get your opinions on them straight.
If this wasn't the right place to make this post but such a place exists please link me to it before nuking.
E: apologies for how everything in the title starts in caps; nothing else here is formatted that way and it looks stupid.
All those who worship at the altar of Big Science, please tell me: how do you deal with Big Science’s huge, embarrassing inability to duplicate “scientific” study results?
The world is full of known unknowns and unknown unknowns. Humans’ understanding of the universe and even how human beings construct reality within their minds is very, very limited. Meanwhile, buoyed by Enlightenment-bred hubris, we’ve managed to destroy hundreds of indigenous cultures and the wisdom they had amassed through the millennia. I’m skeptical of New Age types because so many New Age leaders are hustlers just like their counterparts in more traditional religions. But I’m also skeptical towards those who worship science as a solution to all our problems when science itself is beset with hired hands who “demonstrate” the truth of whatever their employers hire them to do.
Religion is an ideology, and deserves no free pass from scrutiny or criticism than any other ideology. None of us need coddle or cowtow to absurd assertions, including the faith-based fantasies and bigotries of Christianity, Islam, B'hai, Judaism, Santeria, voodoo, etc.
Or the faith-based fantasies and bigotries of science. Eugenics anyone? Misogyny in silicon valley? IQ testing designed to make sure African-Americans looked stupid?
Allen Frances confessed how there is no definition of a mental disorder, and how it’s bullshit, but that’s not entirely true. There is a definition??that mental illness is a position in a pecking order. And pecking orders are not bullshit, but are hard-wired into the social organisation of all mammals.
Our brains make extrapolation about its social status based on feedback from the group, and expands our shrinks the self through adjusting serotonin levels. Esteem. This self-mirroring behavior facilitates the spread of memes within cultures, and makes it possible to spread information fast.
The guise of psychological authority is just a way to gain an advantage in the competition for authority. It’s a strategy to remain at the top of the hierarchy, to secure one’s position in the pecking order, while making sure those at the bottom continue to take all the punches. It’s politics. It’s cheating.
Diagnoses are the contemporary equivalent of racial biology. It’s used to legitimize ideas that would otherwise have been contested, provides the authority necessary for statism to emerge, and has no real science or empirical evidence to back it up.
100 years ago, hysteria was used to legitimize enslavement of females. 50 years ago, homosexuality was pathologized to ostrasize and dis-empower gays. 20 years ago, ADHD and bipolarity and schizophrenia and autism was used to legitimize wage slavery or the enslavement of children into a coercive education system. These superstitions are merely a strategy to legitimize coercion and to gain an advantage in the competition for power. And, 100 years ago, people accepted hysteria as a story. 50 years ago, people accepted the story that homosexuality was a mental illness. 20 years ago, people accepted the story that their children suffered from ADHD or autism, or that their friends were schizophrenic and lived in an alternate reality. And so on.
These diagnoses are not science, they are local tradition, a form of superstition and a pre-requisite for statism. Without them there could be no statism??the pecking order would collapse??which is why we need to stand up for the fact that they are myths.
Furrydom is not driven by the commercial aspect of it though, you mong. The furry fandom's commercial aspect happens because it is not created by a centralized, mass-produced source, meaning that the barrier of entry to start getting on the market for furry product (BECAUSE WE LIVE UNDER CAPITALISM, EVERYTHING WILL BE IN THE FORM OF MARKETS ON A BROAD SCALE) is almost nil, meaning that anyone who can get even a semi-regular internet connection is now capable of attempting to start hawking their personally-made wares with nothing in general to drive people out by the creation of productive capital, on the whole, the furry community has been particularly resistant to the development of capital because of the demand for small scale personalized product.
What this means, you absolute moron, is that the furry fandom has been particularly anticapitalist, you even admit that yourself that it does not follow traditional capitalist developmental periods. The reason that commercialization of furrydom has gone further over the last few years is because niggas be poor because neoliberalism has been leeching off the lower and middle classes of the first world and it's been leaking into even their escapist fantasies..
The National Union of Students’ LGBT Campaign has passed a motion calling for the abolition of representatives for gay men because they “don’t face oppression” in the LGBT community.
The NUS LGBT+ Campaign discussed the issue at its annual conference, which took place in Sheffield this week.
At the event, delegates passed a motion that blames “cis gay men” for “misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia”. It says: “Misogyny, transphobia, racism and biphobia are often present in LGBT+ societies. This is unfortunately more likely to occur when the society is dominated by white cis gay men.”
The motion continues to call on LGBT societies at universities many of whom have dedicated reps for lesbians, trans people, bi people and gay men to abolish the role for gay men.
It continues: “The reps system exists to ensure that societies committees can always have a reserved place for groups which disproportionately face oppression within the LGBT+ community. “Gay men do not face oppression as gay men within the LGBT+ community and do not need a reserved place on society committees.”
It goes on to “encourage LGBT+ Societies that have a gay men’s rep to drop the position”.
The motion was passed despite other resolutions at the same conference highlighting that men who have sex with men are disproportionately at risk of HIV, and disproportionately at risk of violence.
Q: If we dismantle civilization, won't that kill millions of people in cities? What about them?
No matter what you do, your hands will be blood red. If you participate in the global economy, your hands are blood red because the global economy is murdering humans and non-humans the planet over. A half million children die every year as a direct result of so-called "debt repayment" from non-industrialized nations to industrialized nations. Sixty thousand people die every day from pollution. And what about all the people who are being forced off their land? There are a lot of people dying already. Failing to act in the face of atrocity is no answer.
The grim reality is that both energy descent and biotic collapse will be ever more severe the more the dominant culture continues to destroy the basis for life on this planet. And yet some people will say that those who propose dismantling civilization are, in fact, suggesting genocide on a mass scale.
Polar bears and coho salmon would disagree. Traditional indigenous peoples would disagree. The humans who inherit what is left of this world when the dominant culture finally comes down would disagree.
My definition of dismantling civilization is depriving the rich of their ability to steal from the poor and depriving the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet. Nobody but a capitalist or a sociopath (insofar as there is a difference) could disagree with that.
Years ago I asked Anuradha Mittal, former director of Food First, "Would the people of India be better off if the global economy disappeared tomorrow?" And she said, "Of course." She said the poor the world over would be better off if the global economy collapsed. There are former granaries of India that now export dog food and tulips to Europe. The rural poor the world over are being exploited by this system. Would they be better off? What about the farmers in India who are being forced off their land so that Coca Cola can have their water? What about those who are committing suicide because of Monsanto? A significant portion of people in the world do not have access to electricity. Would they be worse off with grid crash? No, they'd be better off immediately. What about the indigenous peoples of Peru who are fighting to stop oil exploration by Hunt Oil on their land, allowed because of United States-Peruvian trade agreements?
When someone says, "A lot of people are going to die," we've got to talk about which people. People all over the world are already enduring famines, but for the most part they are not dying of starvation; they're dying of colonialism, because their land and their economies have been stolen. We hear all the time that the world is running out of water. There is still as much water as there ever was, but 90 percent of the water used by humans is being used for agriculture and industry. People are dying of thirst because the water is being stolen.
When I asked a member of the Peruvian rebel group MRTA, the Tupacameristas, "What do you want for the people of Peru?" his response was, "What we want is to be able to grow and distribute our own food. We already know how to do that. We merely need to be allowed to do so." That's the entire struggle right there.
I used to think it's true that the urban poor would be worse off at first, because the dominant culture, like any good abusive system, has made its victims dependent upon it for their lives. That's what abusers do, whether they are domestic violence abusers, or whether they are larger scale perpetrators. That's how slavers work: they make enslaved people dependent upon them for their lives. One of the brilliant things this culture has done has been to insert itself between us and our self-sufficiency, us and the source of all life. So we come to believe that the system provides our sustenance, not that the real world does.
But I recently asked Vandana Shiva if the people of Mumbai, for example, would be better off quickly if the global economy collapsed. She said yes, for the same reasons Mittal did: most of the poor in major cities in India are there because they've been driven off their land, with their land stolen by transnational corporations. With the global economy gone, they would return to the country and reclaim the land. Given the option between getting their land back and staying in the city, nearly all would want to move back to the country.
This is a huge number of people we are talking about. Most of the urban poor are people who live in third-world slums. That's more than a billion people, and, if trends continue, that will double in two decades. Many of these are people who have been forced off their traditional land. The poor will be able to take back this land if the governments of the world are no longer capable of propping up colonial arrangements of exploitation.
I have another answer, too. As this culture collapses, much of the misery will be caused by the wealthy attempting to maintain their lifestyles. As this culture continues to collapse, those who are doing the exploiting will continue to do the exploiting. Don't blame those who want to stop that exploitation. Instead, help to stop the exploitation that is killing people in the first place.
The authors of this book are not blithely asking who will die. In at least one of our cases, the answer is "I will." I have Crohn's disease, and I am reliant for my life on high tech medicines. Without these medicines, I will die. But my individual life is not what matters. The survival of the planet is more important than the life of any single human being, including my own.
Since industrial civilization is systematically dismantling the ecological infrastructure of the planet, the sooner civilization comes down, the more life will remain afterwards to support both humans and nonhumans. We can provide for the well-being of those humans who will be alive during and immediately after energy and ecological descent by preparing people for a localized future. We can rip up asphalt in vacant parking lots to convert them to neighborhood gardens, go teach people how to identify local edible plants, so that people won't starve when they can no longer head off to the store for groceries. We can start setting up neighborhood councils to make decisions, settle conflicts, and provide mutual aid.
We are a spiritual meditation group seeking to create personal and planetary healing for the Earth and its inhabitants. This includes seeking ways to sustain the biosphere and raising the overall consciousness of humanity towards fifth dimensional healing.
The mission of the Group of Forty is to create and sustain forty groups of forty people around the world. These groups meet monthly for meditation and energy work led by group coordinators either in person, via teleconference or telepathically. We provide leadership, support, guidance and energy to our members and coordinators.
We coordinate the Planetary Cities of Light and conduct biorelativity exercises to create energy for positive change in the world. To accomplish these goals, we are dedicated to teaching humanity about the ascension to the fifth dimension.
We make a difference through our work to create change in a systematic manner that will have a positive outcome for our planet. We assist individuals in achieving personal ascension through education and healing exercises.
In quantum thinking, the sum total of the unity is greater than each individual part. The Sacred Triangle is representative of a unity of consciousness that comes from three separate forces. These are forces that, when united, become powerful beyond each individual separate force.
The Sacred Triangle is representative of the three spiritual energies that are melding together for the Ascension and planetary healing: the Arcturians and other higher Galactic Beings, the Ascended Masters/White Brotherhood-Sisterhood, and the indigenous peoples, including the Native Americans.
We are a growing spiritual meditation group creating personal and planetary healing for the Earth and its inhabitants to insure the longevity of our beautiful planet. This includes seeking ways to sustain the biosphere and raising the overall consciousness of humanity towards fifth dimensional healing.
The Mission of the Group of Forty
Create and sustain forty groups of forty people around the world. These groups meet monthly for meditation and energy work led by group coordinators either in person, via teleconference or telepathically. We provide leadership, support, guidance and energy to our members and coordinators.
We coordinate the creation and maintenance of Planetary Cities of Light and conduct Bio-relativity Exercises to create energy for positive change in the world.
We are dedicated to teaching humanity about the ascension to the fifth dimension.
We make a difference through our work to create change in a systemic manner that will have a positive outcome for our planet.
We assist individuals in achieving personal ascension through education and healing exercises.
Arcturian Definition of ASCENSION
A point of transformation reached through the integration of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves. The unification of the bodies allows one to transcend the limits of the 3rd dimension and move into a higher realm. It has been compared to what is called the Rapture in Christian theology. It has also been defined as a spiritual acceleration of consciousness, which allows the soul to return to the higher realms and thus is freed form the cycle of karma and rebirth.
[From "Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung"]
Entering the modern times, Korea with 5,000-year-long history and brilliant culture gradually weakened in national power owing to the policy of flunkeyism and dependence on outside forces of the feudal Joson dynasty and was reduced to a theatre of competition for the powers. Finally it was placed under the Japanese military occupation since 1905.
It was none other than the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung who saved the Korean nation from the miserable fate of a ruined nation.
He was born in Mangyongdae, Pyongyang on April 15, Juche 1(1912) and embarked on the road of revolutionary struggle for Korea’s liberation in his teens. In the course of groping for the road of the Korean revolution, he authored the Juche idea and the Songun idea(army-first idea) and commanded the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle for two decades under its banner, finally achieving the historic cause of Korea’s liberation on August 15 Juche 34(1945).
After his triumphal return to the liberated homeland, he founded the Workers’ Party of Korea without delay, carried out the democratic reforms, including the land reform, nationalization of key industrial establishments and enforcement of the Law on Gender Equality, and founded a regular armed force. Based on these achievements, he founded the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first people’s democratic state in the East, on September 9, Juche 37(1948).
He creditably safeguarded the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK in the Korean War(1950-1953) provoked by the US in an attempt to stifle the two-year-old Republic in its cradle. He carried out the postwar rehabilitation and the socialist revolution in a short period and led the socialist construction of several stages to victory, thus turning the DPRK into a socialist power, independent in politics, self-sufficient in the economy and self-reliant in defence.
He regarded “The People Are My God” as his lifetime motto and his benevolent politics got a people-centred socialist system deeply rooted in the DPRK.
He advanced the fundamental principles and ways for Korea’s reunification, including the Three Principles of National Reunification, the Ten-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation and the Proposal on Founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo, and devoted his all for the national reunification cause until the last day of his life.
I looked up the age difference for Stalin and his wife and I gotta say, our king shouldn’t have had a 21 year gap and now I really don’t know how to feel
[From "Fundamental Rights of Citizens"]
The DPRK practically guarantees the people genuine political freedom and rights according to the fundamental requirement of the Juche idea for enhancing man's independence and creativity in every way.
In the DPRK the rights and duties of citizens are based on the collectivist principle, "One for all and all for one." The Socialist Constitution of the DPRK specifies that the state effectively guarantees all the conditions for the democratic rights and liberties as well as the material and cultural well-being of the citizens.
All the citizens who have reached 17 years of age have the right to elect and to be elected, irrespective of sex, race, occupation, length of residence, property status, education, party affiliation, political views and religion. They also have freedom of speech, the press, assembly, demonstration and association, freedom of religious beliefs and they are entitled to submit complaints and petitions.
The workers, peasants and other working people, as masters of power, participate in state administration and freely engage in socio-political activities in political parties and public organizations.
The working people have the right to work and rest, the right to education and free medical care and freedom of scientific, literary and artistic pursuits. Women are accorded equal social status and rights with men. The state affords special privilege to mothers and children. Marriage and the family are protected by the state.
The working people are guaranteed inviolability of the person and the home and privacy of correspondence. The rights and freedom of citizens steadily increase with the consolidation and development of the socialist system.
there is so much cum on your face
being a woman is totally normal and very cool
The hysterical discourses of our era — #metoo prime among them — adopt a patina of sexual moralism, but the sex is a mere cloak by which bourgeoise ideology propagates & reproduces itself. Discursive gasoline poured on a fire of neoliberal acceleration, atomisation and alienation.
Ladies splashing their asinine antagonism toward men all over the timeline are showing their sterile, ruling class hand. Most women don't have the luxury of hysterical revulsion toward their partners. Caring isn't creepy; it's deeply human to need other people and to be needed.
That ruling class hand becomes an iron fist upon receipt of a lonely fools flirty DM. If you're an adult who cannot politely but firmly reject an unrequited advance or hit the block button, you need help. So does every yas-kween girlboss and male-ally enabler in your mentions.
99.99% of the people who have ever lived would LOVE for a cum filled dm to be the "emotional burden" they have to bear. Ruling class scum.
Light Forces have very recently managed to remove the vast majority of plasma anomaly on the surface of the planet along with the large part of the last layer of plasma toplet bombs. This is a big victory and it is one of the factors that has triggered the plans of the Positive Military.
Unfortunately, as the clearing of the plasma plane was nearing its completion, a very powerful defense mechanism within physical implants of all surface humans was activated by the Chimera as their last defense line. All physical implants namely have a singularity well with topness producing quark-gluon plasma that creates toplet bombs which are interconnected into a network which connects implants of all surface humans.
As this defense mechanism was activated, it created a mutation in quantum primary anomaly field, which resulted in partial distortion in the timeline flow in late February. This is why the dark forces were able to plant samples of virus in Italy, Iran and Korea.
This timeline flow has been already partially corrected, and our meditation can ensure that we will shift into the best possible timeline towards the planetary liberation and Ascension.
The Resistance was able to destroy all biochips which were meant to be put into the new vaccine which is being developed against the coronavirus. Therefore the new vaccine can NOT contain any biochips, although it can still contain chemicals dangerous for your health.
On a spiritual level, the coronavirus outbreak has drastically accelerated the total and final purification of all non-physical entities that are still to some degree surrounding the surface of the planet. It has also triggered a purification of human excesses, recklessness and selfishness, a purification of illusions and brought much needed grounding.
Forced to stay home, may people have exited a vicious cycle of needing to produce more, spend more and consume more, and finally have time to listen to the birds singing, as they have returned to now silent cities with much less human activity: