Fear and the State

 

Hayat Boumeddiene 'appears in Islamic State film' - 06 Feb 2015

Do these ISIS “Terrorists” look Arab to you?

To understand the average human, you must look inwards.

See your fear and understand what you fear.

They have fear as well. They simply fear something different.

Add State and non-State actors such as Hillary and Trump, Fox News, Rachel Maddow, Bill Oh Really and the moronic chimps on The View amongst others and the fear mongering which acts as a nuclear charge…there you have it.

People fear. Others prey upon that fear.

In America, those who are most susceptible to the fear mongering are those who do not inform themselves instead relying upon Political Operatives and Mainstream News Sources which have been subverted since, at least, the 1950s to do just that — INDUCE FEAR.

Fear creates passivity and acquiescence.

OH DEAR, STATE! PLEASE SAVE US FROM THE GREAT BOOGIE MEN WHICH THOU HAST SET BEFORE US!

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Oppression

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The root cause of oppression is greed. A person or group wants something. It matters not what that thing might be. Land, Gold, Women, Power!

Ignorance is the tool. Ignorance of the masses.

I want political power in the US. I ramp up hatred of some group. I rally my people to that cause. Rail against that “enemy.”

Most humans are easily led. Many of us are lazy by nature. Obtaining knowledge takes work. Hard work. One must actually read. Turn pages. Research.

It’s easy to turn a man against his neighbor by claiming that “this is our land.” Those people are this or that.

Most will not research or think about it.

With the media today, it is easy to saturate the “airwaves” with spurious claims. It is far more difficult to motivate people to learn truths or unlearn old lies.

Convince the ignorant that all Black people are lazy and criminal and you have an enemy. Dehumanize Black people by labeling them as such. Use Black people [or Muslims, terrorists, anarchists, liberals, conservatives] to move the masses in the desired direction. Cause fear and panic.

It is not so difficult.

I see it all over Facebook.

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The Bigotry of the “White Privilege” Crowd

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The notion of White Privilege is inherently racist.

Those who push this bigoted screed are accusing every living White Person in America of treating White People better than people of other races. You are accusing all White People of being racists.

It’s a generalization. It’s nonsense. It is simply not true.

They are also saying that my accomplishments whatever they may be are based not upon my own sweat and tears but upon the color of my skin.

My only answer to that is not a nice one so I’ll not type it here.

It’s not “White Privilege” as it has nothing to do with color. It is being a member of a majority. It could be called “majority membership privilege.”

This notion that I am privileged because I am White is nonsense. If I were born White in Asia, it would not be a privilege to be White. Were I born White in Africa, I would belong to no privileged majority unless I was born in the nation of South Africa.

I was born White in America. Therefore, I am a member of the dominant race. It was not a privilege. It was an accident of birth.

I was born into mild poverty. We weren’t destitute. We were poor. I was not privileged to have been born or raised poor. I was not privileged when I basically had two choices after High School — the Military or likely imprisonment.

This “privilege” to which I am supposedly privy as a White person in America has nothing to do with my color. It has everything to do with being born a member of the majority group in America.

Certainly, by looking physically similar to others in the majority group, I am treated differently. However, this is not always a positive and this does not always work. Nor does this “privilege” extend to all members of the majority group. For instance, White Homosexuals are treated extremely poorly by the majority group. Explain to a White Homosexual how they are privileged. I’m sure you’ll get a tart reply.

There are more White Americans in poverty, more White American Children who are homeless and hungry, etc.

Being a member of the majority group anywhere will always have it’s advantages. However, this can take one only so far.

So, pls, stop trying to tell me how privileged I am because I’m White. I’m not buying it now nor will I ever buy it. It’s a stale, moldy piece of propaganda that serves no purpose except to turn me off to the plight of others.

That I do not believe in “White privilege” does not blind me to prejudice, bigotry or racism. I know that these things exist. I know that these things do harm to minorities and women and others. However, that I am not prejudiced against by some White Americans does not mean that I am not discriminated against in America or in the wider world.

Racism, Bigotry and Prejudice are not unique to America. Not every American has spent the whole of their lives in America protected from the wider world.

This is one of the basic assumptions of White Privilege. My white skin doesn’t carry the same credit in all places. In some places & in some situations, my white skin is a liability. This is the same for the fact of my citizenship. Being an American does not make me universally loved nor does it open doors for me everywhere I go. In some places, being White and/or American has closed doors to me.

I suppose if one has lived all of one’s life in America and has had to deal with only American challenges, a “White privilege” may exist to one extent or the other.

That being said, when I was a child, I was treated often as though I had no worth. Teachers treated me this way. This was due to my “class” and not my color. The kids from affluent families were treated well. The Black kids were treated differently by some of my teachers. The poor White were treated like “po’ White trash.” Perhaps this was a Louisville, Kentucky thing. I heard a few teachers talking about it. “He comes from a poor part of town. He’ll never amount to much.”

I have known prejudice.  I have known bigotry. I have known racism. I have experienced each first hand. Inside and outside of America.

To tell me that I am privileged and to act as though I have never experienced hardship due to my race is to deny my life experiences. The notion of “White privilege” diminishes me as a human being.

All of this nonsense is going to backfire one day. There will be a backlash. People are going to grow tired of being told that they are inherently evil and owe people whom they have never seen an apology for things which they’ve never done.

Peggy McIntosh, the inventor of White privilege, is obviously an affluent White person who does not interact with people of other races or economic classes much if at all.

I can, if I wish, arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.

(This is not true of all White people. This is mostly true of folks in the Northeast. How is one “White privileged” if White is the only race with whom you live, work, etc.)

I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

(This is not true of all White people)

When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.

(One cannot change this fact. This is being part of the cultural majority. If one lives in Asia and is White, this would not be true.)

Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial reliability.

(This is not true of all White people.)

I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race.

(This depends on the region, city, area. Not all areas, cities or areas are White dominated. Over 50% of my First Sergeants in the Army were Black.)

I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.

(She seems to be oblivious of school systems wherein White kids are sent to predominantly Black schools as part of “Bussing.” I had many friends who had to be extremely aware of race when I was growing up. If they weren’t, it could mean a trip to the hospital.)

Most of her examples are that of a privileged AFFLUENT White person (Woman) and not the experience of the AVERAGE White person. I’ve read Peggy’s propaganda and her knapsack nincompoopery. Her experience is not that of “White America” but her own experience. I’ve never been able to NOT interact with people of other races. I’ve always lived near and interacted with people of other races. I’ve always been around Black Authority figures…my whole life. This started with my First Grade teacher who was a Black Woman. In the military, I always had Black persons in my chain of command. Both of my Drill Sergeants in Basic Training were Black. Post Military, my last two immediate supervisors were Black.

I left the military over a decade ago. My Boss at this job is Black. My Deputy Program Manager, to whom I directly reported, at my last place of employment was a retired Colonel who was Black. The last two guys whom I replaced were Black. My last five immediate supervisors non-White.

No, this is not the experience of everyone (every American). Neither is Peggy McIntosh’s experience or her “White privilege.”

The thing is that people can read the McIntosh nonsense for what it is — ridiculous White guilt propaganda that Peggy dreamed up to make herself feel better about her life of affluence and being born with a silver spoon. People can also spot ignorance and self deception when we see it.

Any person who falls for this White Privilege bunk is either a racist or an Affluent American who has never existed outside of their own comfortable rich person life. White Privilege is not the common experience of the White American. It is an experience of the 1%.

Burqa, Burqa, Mohammad, Hijab!

The dumbest bit of fabric ever devised by an evil group of patriarchal assholes!

For these woman, like the women in Afghanistan and other countries where the rights of girls and women are being stripped away under the pretext of religious piety, feminism is a life and death matter. A spectacular example is the life and near-death of Malalai Joya.

She had committed no crime, had set up an orphanage and a health centre, been elected to parliament, but for her affront to the dignity of the new male-dominated institutions, for calling it a sanctuary for “warlords and theocrats” and comparing it to a zoo, she was thrown out of office by a majority vote of parliament, threatened with death, abandoned by the government, forced to move from safe house to safe house. She has survived two assassination attempts.

She is also banned from flying. To get to Australia she had to leave home under the all-enveloping burqa – a garment she describes as “disgusting” – travel by van to the Pakistan border, then by another van to a city in Pakistan, then fly to Bangkok, then to Sydney. The journey took almost three days. As the most outspoken woman in Afghanistan, she lives with the constant risk of murder.

On April 12 a leading Afghan feminist and member of the regional parliament in Kandahar, Sitara Achakzai, was abducted and then murdered by Taliban gunmen.

Any man who is for this bit of oppressive fabric is an uneducated lout and, most probably, a bigot.  Any woman who has a positive view of the burqa or hijab is a self hating, propaganda  laden soul who has no idea of her own potential as a human being.  God did not intend for half of humanity to be covered and marginalized or he’d have not blessed women with the intelligence that is so obviously present in their gender.

The UN and every other so called humanitarian organization should be ashamed of themselves for not doing all that they can to stamp out this stain  on human dignity.

Some Muslim women argue that they wear the hijab out of a desire to appear humble before God.  It is their personal beliefs that motivate them to wear the hijab (veil).  This is all good and well for those Muslim women who have a choice.   The problem is with the millions of poor, uneducated women who do not have the same choices and opportunities as these women.

On the other hand, we have the women in places like Afghanistan and the Sinai who are forced to wear the hijab and the burqa.  These women do not have a choice.  These women are subjugated by the medieval minds of men who have no respect for women and see them as only a vessel for their seed in the production of offspring.

It is all good and well that educated women from privileged backgrounds in the Middle East, other predominantly Islamic countries and the West have the choice as to whether to wear the hijab or not.  The unfortunate outcome of their donning the hijab, though, is that said decision is used by oppressive forces and backward, patriarchal madmen to enslave the minds and to physically oppress of millions of women in Central Asia, the Middle East and India.  These men use Islam, the hijab and the burqa as a means to keep their boot heals squarely across the neck of women in all of the lands of Islam.  To women who are forced to wear these garments, the hijab and the burqa are not a symbol of humility in the face of God, but, a symbol of systematic rape, oppression and violence.

Islam is like any other religion.  There exists both beauty and ugliness within the pages of all religious books.  Evil men and women pick and choose the verses and suras which back their decrepit and despotic philosophies in order to further their personal wealth and twisted designs.  Good men and women use those words and phrases from these books which advance the cause of humanity towards a better tomorrow.

Until all Muslim women have the freedom of choice to wear the hijab, I believe it is the duty of all peoples to take a stance against the use of the veil for ill intent.  This obligation is especially incumbent upon Muslim women whose Sisters in Islam are the primary victims of this particular form of oppression.  This is a choice that Muslim women have to make.  I agree that the hijab when it is worn in free choice is an idea of beauty.  Humility before God (for those who believe in these religions) is an appeal to the grace of humanity.  It is, indeed, a beautiful act.  The problem is that millions of men across the Muslim world use the hijab and the burqa not as an appeal to God but as a tool of personal power and in acts of narcissism and nihilism.  These acts are in direct contravention to the Qu’ran, the Bible and the will of God.  To deny or ignore these acts and the suffering of these women is to deny reality.  Muslim women must stand together on this issue.  The oppression of one is the oppression of all.

Racism and Bigotry

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I’m tired of people whining when they think that I am calling them a racist or bigot.  If you are the type of person who cuts the word “Hope” from this picture and replace it with the world “Nigger.”  If you are the type of person who creates or forwards emails that purposely denigrate whole groups of folks based on false information or misinformation.

If you participate in these types of activities, I’m not calling you a racist or a bigot.  Your actions and words are an admission of your guilt and your true feelings.  Don’t whine to me when I dispute the lies and ignorance of these actions and words.

Here’s a bit of a wake up call for all of you.  Not all Muslims are terrorists or want to push Sharia on the world.  Not all Black people are unemployed and on welfare.  There are Muslims serving in the military and who have served in the military honorably. I work with a Muslim right now who is a true American and one of the better human beings whom I have had the pleasure to know in my life.   These folks love America and what she represents in the World.  If you disagree with Obama over policy, that’s fine.  I do as well.  If you hate Obama because he’s black or you think he’s a Muslim, you’re an ignorant racist/bigot.  Period.

If you are a racist or a bigot, please move to Waziristan.  Many folks in that region are as ignorant, bigoted and racist as are you.  I don’t want your ignorance in my America.

The Ridiculous Cult of al Wahhab

The Epitome of Arab Stupidity

The Epitome of Arab Stupidity

Is there anything more ridiculous than a culture that forces it’s women to dress in this manner?  Saudi Arabi and Wahhabism are the epitome of all that is wrong in the Middle East.  Ignorance and oppressoin in the guise of religion.

The above is not Islam.  It is an ugly Arab cultural holdover.  Go to the deserts of Arabia and you will find hundreds of thousands of women and female babies buried there.  The victims of Arab culture.