Sunday, December 27, 2015

William S Burroughs - The.Junky's Christmas. Full Version.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Trump: Hillary Clinton Got 'Schlonged' In 2008- Metaphorically Raped By A Black Man

Trump on Clinton: She Got Schlonged By Obama

Published on 22 Dec 2015
During the Democratic debate Hillary Clinton returned from the bathroom break a bit late. What’s the big deal? Donald Trump took the opportunity to attack Clinton. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) discuss on The Young Turks. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms Monday night, saying that her bathroom break during the last Democratic debate was just too ‘disgusting' to talk about and then stating she 'got schlonged' by Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.

'Even a race to Obama, she was gonna beat Obama. I don't know who would be worse, I don't know, how could it be worse? But she was going to beat -- she was favored to win -- and she got schlonged, she lost, I mean she lost,' Trump said, using a vulgar Yiddish word for a man's penis.”*

And so here's my own take on this:

 Is Trump implying that Hillary was schlonged as in got f***ed by Obama.
Let's just see where his twisted mentality and logic leads us.
 President Obama is black and therefore she a white woman was schlonged beaten and or raped metaphorically by a Black man.
 So did Trump mean this statement as being a form of racial/racist dog-whistle for his fervent Know Nothing somewhat racist and misogynist base.
So Trump then says Hillary went to the bathroom which to him is disgusting.
As Bernie Sanders noted did Trump not know women and men both use washrooms for normal bodily functions.
So in his view Hillary is like Megyn Kelly who has blood coming out of who knows where.
So Hillary is disgusting for using the washroom to urinate and poop but also when it is her menstrual cycle or she has discharges -who knows what Trump's thinking.
So these natural functions combined with her being metaphorically raped by a Black man makes her disgusting.
As a woman with blood coming out of who knows where Hillary is therefore not fit to be president.

Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: "There Was Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever"

Monday, December 21, 2015

#MemoToHillary: Hillary Clinton LIES to America

Published on 18 Dec 2015 The lies, hypocrisy, misrepresentations, and flip-flops of Hillary Clinton. Clinton speaks on universal single-payer healthcare, TPP trade deal, Keystone pipeline, defending poor children, mass incarceration, her consistency, Wall Street, 9/11 and several other issues.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Larry Wilmore Fox and GOP HateSpeech leads To Violence : 3 killed At Planned Parenthood Colorado

From RingOfFire Larry Wilmore response to Domestic Terrorist attack on Planned Parenthood by Pro-Life enthusiast:

Fox Has Mastered the Art of Inciting Murder, But No One Goes to Jail
On last night’s The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore took the term “drinking the Kool-Aid” to the extreme as he rationalized the argument that the GOP does hold at least a small amount of responsibility for Friday’s Planned Parenthood shooting.
Wilmore jabbed at Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Bill O’Reilly, Ted Cruz, and more in his effort to illustrate the toxic “Kool Aid” that the Republican party perpetrates.
He ended the segment with an extended metaphor in which a glass full of orange juice was a paranoid Fox viewer. When Wilmore added the GOP Kool Aid to the nearly full glass, it spilled over, a visual representation of attacks like the one in Colorado Spring.
Some powerful stuff. Watch.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cenk Uygur: Sam Harris’ anti-Muslim ‘thought experiments’ are like Repubs’ actual policy ideas

Yes some secularist and atheists are in fact Islamophobes who believe that Muslims are worse than any other religious or cultural groups.
Sam Harris , Bill Maher hate all religion yet  claim Christians are not violent while Muslims are even though historically this is not true.

Cenk Uygur: Sam Harris’ anti-Muslim ‘thought experiments’ are like Repubs’ actual policy ideas

 And so it goes,

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

America's Promise Versus Islamophobia and Bigotry

“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

‘Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

- Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders Crushes U.S. Bigotry and Islamaphobia

Sam Seder of The Majority Report comments on Bernie Sanders campaign in which Sanders says he will stand against racism, bigotry , Islamophobia etc.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Trump On Shutting Down Mosques: Yeah Sure Whatever

The Young Turks discuss how far will Trump go . Will he act upon his Islamophobia demonizing all Muslim Americans.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Netanyahu Absolves Hitler for Holocaust While He Blames Palestinians

Netanyahu and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem :
(Note for more on these subjects see my notes and selected bibliography included in pages listed above just below header  on "Anti-Semitism"and "Islamophobia")

Netanyahu is now aligning himself and Israel with the likes of Islamophobes such as the hysterical hate mongers Pamela Geller, Brigitte Gabriel, Shoebat, Robert Spencer, David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes , Melanie Phillips , Geert Wilders, John Bolton , Michelle Bachmann , Newt Gingrich, Andrew McCarthy, Bat Ye'or who also believe that Islam and all Muslims are inherently or genetically disposed or taught from the cradle to being anti-semites . So no Palestinian or Arab or Muslim can therefore be trusted to live peacefully alongside Jews or anyone who defends the Jews.

This is extremist rhetoric which therefore absolves Hitler and Christendom for the Holocaust but also absolves Israel and its allies for preaching intolerance and even the elimination of all Palestinians, Arabs and by extension Muslims. In order to get more support from Christian Europe and Christian America etc. Netanyahu has now absolved Christendom for its 2,000 years of rabid virulent anti-semitism. So he ignores the Blood libel of the Middle Ages, the massacres of Jews during the Crusades by Christians and the Inquisition and later pogroms and the ousting of Jews from one European nation after another and that no Christian nation would take in the Jews from Europe during the Holocaust. All of that is dumped down the Memory Hole by Netanyahu and his virulent anti-Arab anti-Muslim and Jewish supremacist supporters.

and so it goes, GORD.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time to OUst PM Stephen Harper : Harperman - The Animation (Harpermanimation)

Days of Revolt - The 51 Day War Max Blumenthal and Chris Hedges on Israel's War Crimes

Via Alternet :
'Sadism and Savagery I've Never Seen Before': Max Blumenthal & Chris Hedges Discuss 2014 Assault on Gaza

As tensions rise in the occupied territories again, last summer's brutal siege of Gaza can't be forgotten. By Adam Johnson / AlterNet October 16, 2015

Recent tensions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem have brought the long-standing Israeli occupation of Palestine back into the news again. Discussion of a Third Intifada and a "wave of violence" have John Kerry rushing to the region to "calm things down" and pundits scrambling to lay blame. Missing from recent news has been an important piece of context: a Palestine still reeling from the Israeli assault on Gaza last summer that left 11,000 wounded and over 2,200 dead -- 70% of whom were children.

Pulitzer-prize winner Chris Hedges and AlterNet's Max Blumenthal recently sat down to discuss this context on Hedges' new teleSUR show, Days of Revolt, a series that focuses on people around the world fighting injustice in the face of unimaginable odds.

and so it goes,


Friday, October 16, 2015

The Young Turks Network :Media Swears Hillary Won Debate. EVERY Poll Says Bernie.

The Young Turks wonder why even liberal media ignore how average Americans reacted to the Democratic debate. Is the Fix in for Hillary to win the primaries and leadership of the Party and eventually become president of the United States.

But the opinion polls all show Bernie Sanders as the winner of the debate.
The liberal media favors Hillary and is dismissive of Bernie Sanders.
In the end the members of the elite including media believe they should pick who runs and who wins.

And so it goes,


Friday, October 09, 2015

Bill Maher - Republicans Don’t Like the Real Jesus So They Made Up a Fak...

An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia " REPOSTED from 2012

Buddha Dordenma statue

 Buddha Dordenma statue

Buddha Dordenma (Gallo Images) is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue under construction in the mountains of Bhutan. The statue will house over one lakh (one hundred thousand) smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold. The statue alone is being built at a cost of US$47 million, by Aerosun Corporation of Nanjing, China, while the total cost of the Buddha Dordenma Project is well over US$100 million.
Date Created:09 July 2012 Photographer Name:Danita Delimont

"An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia"


As disciples of the Buddha who live in the West, we would like to take the holy month of Ramadan as an opportunity to express our growing concern about Islamophobia, both within our governments and within the Buddhist community worldwide.
In North America and Europe, the past decade has seen peaceful Muslim communities targeted by hate crimes, police profiling, and even challenges to their basic human rights of free religion and free assembly. The New York Times reports that the New York City Police Department infiltrated peaceful Muslim groups across the Northeastern United States for indiscriminate surveillance. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has faced vandalism, arson, and legal challenges opposing their new mosque, while France and Belgium have outlawed wearing niqāb in public over concerns about immigration, the status of women, and the diluting of European culture.
In the wider Buddhist community there have been media reports of Buddhist leaders—including monastics—endorsing human rights abuses against Muslim ethnic groups. For example, The Independent reports that Buddhist monastic organizations in Burma are blocking aid shipments to refugee camps for ethnically Rohingya Muslims in the western state of Rakhine. The article also accuses monastic associations of encouraging ethnically Rakhine Buddhists not to associate with Rohingya. Ethnic tensions have resulted in human rights abuses and loss of life on both sides of this conflict.
Meanwhile, Newsweek reports that the Thai government has set up military encampments inside Buddhist temples—even using some of them as torture chambers—in their ongoing fight against a violent Malay Muslim insurgency in the southern states of Patani, Yala, and Narathiwat. More disturbingly, Newsweek reports the Thai government is paying ethnic Thais to resettle in majority-Malay areas in order to dilute the Malay population. Once again, there have been many human rights abuses and much loss of life on both sides of the conflict.
In this time of conflict, we believe that the life and teachings of the Buddha can be a shining example for the world. He taught us to practice mutual respect among all people without prejudice, to work for the mutual benefit of all beings, and to try to solve our problems without resorting to violence. In those rare instances where violence is necessary, he taught us to practice restraint and to protect innocent lives. It is in this spirit that we are writing.
In our own countries, we ask law enforcement agencies to stop targeting Muslim communities with indiscriminate surveillance and profiling. And we call on Americans to see their Muslims neighbors as fellow citizens, bound together with them through the shared values of democracy, equality, and freedom.
In the wider Buddhist community, we ask our fellow Buddhists to refrain from using the Dharma to support nationalism, ethnic conflict, and Islamophobia. We believe that these values are antithetical to the Buddha’s teachings on loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.
The vast majority of Muslims the world over are peaceful, law-abiding people who share much the same dreams, hopes, and aspirations as their non-Muslim neighbors. They are our friends, our relatives, our colleagues, our neighbors, and our fellow citizens. Most importantly, they are our fellow sentient beings, all of whom, the Buddha taught, have loved and cared for us in the past. We stand with them during this holy month of Ramadan and denounce Islamophobia unequivocally.
Joshua Eaton, M.Div., Boston, MA, USA
Rev. Danny Fisher, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rod Meade Sperry, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Sharon Salzberg, Barre, MA, USA
Mushim (Patricia) Ikeda, Oakland, CA, USA
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Carmel, NY, USA
Karma Lekshe Tsomo, San Diego, CA, USA
Charles Prebish, State College, PA, USA
William Aiken, Washington, DC, USA
Diana Winston, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rev. Maia Zenyu Duerr, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Rev. James Ishmael Ford, Providence, RI, USA
Shastri Ethan Nichtern, New York City, NY, USA
Lodro Rinzler, New York City, NY, USA
Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Boulder, CO, USA
Lopon Rita Gross, Eau Claire, WI, USA
Gary Gach, San Francisco, CA, USA
Allan Badiner, Big Sur, CA, USA
Ven. Zenkei Blanche Hartman, San Francisco, CA, USA
Ken & Visakha Kawasaki, Swartz Creek, MI, USA
Rev. Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Alfred, NY, USA
Koshin Paley Ellison, New York City, NY, USA
Steve Kanji Ruhl, State College, PA, USA
Martin Aylward, Cubjac, Aquitaine, FRANCE
Karma Yonten Gyatso, Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA
Rev. Beth Kanji Goldring, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Chap. Mikel Ryuho Monnett, M.A., BCC, Columbus, OH, USA
Acharya Sujatin Johnson, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, ENGLAND
Rev. Josho Pat Phelan, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Tomoe Moriya, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, JAPAN
Rev. Daishin Eric McCabe, Pennsdale, PA, USA
Rev. Patricia Dai-En Bennage, Pennsdale, PA, USA
Kobutsu Malone-osho, Sedgwick, ME, USA
Carole Craven, Mableton, GA, USA
Genko Blackman, Seattle, WA, USA
Ouyporn Khuankaew, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, THAILAND
Helen Hobart, Sacramento, CA, USA
Sarah Weintraub, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gyokuzan Steve Williamson, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
Dr. C.S. “Sam” Wu, Rosemead, CA, USA
Arun Gandhi, Rochester, NY, USA
Claire Michalewicz, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Martin Whelan, Slingo, County Slingo, IRELAND
Lesley Grant, Fairfax, CA, USA
Susan Wirawan, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Luke McKean, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Miguel Marcos, Madrid, Community of Madrid, SPAIN
Catherine DeLorey, Boston, MA, USA
Stephen Hale, Muir Beach, CA, USA
Rik Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
Kris Freedain, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Rev. Michael Tran, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Brant Henne, Swampscott, MA, USA
Craig Thomas, York, PA, USA
Zoey Roy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Angela Gunn, Savannah, GA, USA
Laurie Knowlton, Boothbay, ME, USA
Jessica Bizub, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Robin Reed, San Francisco, CA, USA
Prof. Kristopher Short, Cranston, RI, USA
Vivien Phung, Laguna Niguel, CA, USA
Jean Lamont, State College, PA, USA
Kathleen de Vries, Napa, CA, USA
Peter Muller, New York City, NY, USA
Dee Levy, Swindon, Borough of Swindon, ENGLAND
Sandra Madera, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Chaplain Karen Morris, M.Div., Johnson City, TN, USA
Anda Peterson, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Matthew Gegenhuber, Hawkins, WI, USA
Dean Hill, Albany, NY, USA
Karla Passalacqua, Atlanta, GA, USA
Ven. Hue Hai, Alhambra, CA, USA
Terry Evans, Bangor, North Wales, WALES
Jim Hasse, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Karma Sonam Lhamo, Penllyn, PA, USA
Geoff Haynes, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
Lynnea Bylund, Dana Point, CA, USA
Victor Spence, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Upāsaka Raymond M. McDonald, La Verne, CA, USA
Imtiaaz Gafoor, Johannesburg, Gauteng, SOUTH AFRICA
Nisar Ahmed, Karachi, Sindh, PAKISTAN
David Cabrera, Hollywood, FL, USA
Rev. Michael W. A. Henderson, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA
Christina Omorochoe, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Kelly Hills, Ardmore, PA, USA
Thom Stromer, Baltimore, MD, USA
Roger K. James, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, BRAZIL
Stephanie Cianfriglia, Endicott, NY, USA
John Christensen, Chicago, IL, USA
Tanis Moore, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
Nancy A. Jefferis, Santee, CA, USA
Rev. Michele Kaishin Tae, Boise, ID, USA
David Coleman, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, IRELAND
Rev. Jim Hokyo Dunn, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Penny Nakatsu, San Francisco, CA, USA
Robert McConnachie, Uithoorn, North Holland, THE NETHERLANDS
Shelly Griska, Monroe, GA, USA
Steven Ganci, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Ettianne Anshin, Sydney, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Ericson AF Proper, Naples, FL, USA
Jaime Heiku McLeod, Lewiston, ME, USA
Tiffany Puett, Austin, TX, USA
Connie Nelson Ahlberg, Burnsville, MN, USA
James Cox, Omaha, NE, USA
Tracey McFadden, Elburn, IL, USA
Jim Hsiung, Taipei, Taiwan, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Samuel Harmon, San Francisco, CA, USA
Aron Weinberg, Austin, TX, USA
Darcie Price-Wallace, Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Juanita Rice, Fairmont, Nebraska, USA
Chaplain Nathaniel Vose, M.Div., San Rafael, CA, USA
Dave Lavis, Caloundra, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Petra J. Drysdale, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Akasa Skye, Rosemead, CA, USA
Susan Carol Terris, Richmond, CA, USA
Emily Rana, Tampa, FL, USA
Andres Montano, Guatemala City, GUATEMALA
Shian-Ling Keng, Durham, NC, USA
Kathleen Clark, Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Khrystene Dalecki, Kingswood, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
Zach Kadro, Seattle, WA, USA
Leakthina Ollier, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA

Monday, October 05, 2015

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health (HBO)

Rape culture in universities - News - CBC Player

And my personal story about first contact with Rape Culture:

Here's a personal story when I began University in 1973 at Dalhousie , Halifax, NS, I was staying in a Fraternity house where I was introduced to University rape culture. Being male these Frat Brothers took it for granted I would get a kick out of their stories about getting under age college girls drunk and then raping them either the one guy raping a girl or gang raping a drunk barely conscious esp Freshmen underage girls. They thought this was funny. I was shocked and disturbed.

I went to University inpart because I hoped to find more open minded but thoughtful and compassionate people who were interested in scholarly issues. I was wrong most people just wanted to party get drunk and the males main thing was raping young drunk girls or finding girls they believed were easy or sluts or now they would say skanks etc. Sluts and skanks according to male rape culture are fair game and cannot really be raped because they have no real values or limitations or boundaries.

To me some of these girls were suffering from emotional or psychological problems so to me they like the really drunk girl were to be considered off limits or at least one had to make sure there was actual rational consent on their part and not merely assume such consent.

To my peers this type of thinking and talk was considered unmanly, immature, wimpy, effeminate and they wondered if I were Gay. Surely they thought no straight real Canadian male would refuse to take advantage of an under age drunk female or a drunk female who was of age. I was in a long term relationship at the time and so I often merely used that as my excuse for not taking part in these sexual exploits rather than have to explain myself.

It is sad and disturbing to realize in 2015 42 years later this is still a contentious issue and that many men and some women make excuses for this rape culture at universities. As the video from CBC explores this issue which appears absolutely surreal to me after all these years.

Later on I worked at Dalhousie security and so came to know about rape victims who were just told they brought it on themselves and that boys will be boys and that this sort of sexual exploits were adventures that mature people come to deal with and those who make too much of a fuss were simply encouraged to be quiet or withdraw from the University.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Wounded Heart : New York 9/11-- Requiem :An Epic For Our Time Part IV --

This is part IV of a longer poem I wrote a few years back. It was in part a gut response to 9/11 its horror and then how those heartfelt responses were used and manipulated by those in power which is very sad and maddening.

Requiem :An Epic For Our Time
Part IV --Wounded Heart : New York 9/11-- 
watching thousands die in an instant
planes crashing into skyscrapers
liquid fire raining down on Manhattan
leaving a mountain of twisted metal
a memory from a nightmare
forces itself into our waking world
replayed a thousand times on TV screens
& everyone for days on end
say all the right things
sitting on a cushion cross legged
all a tremble trying to be still
images appear vivid violent
shatter our repose
our minds violated raped
needing to scream
watching crowds panic & running
through the shadow strewn canyons
being chased by boiling grey clouds of dust
tv cameras catch people as they stop
in their tracks looking back in disbelief
watching tears streaming down their faces
watching our hearts break
each time the TV replays the horror
buildings exploding against a still
perfect fragile china blue sky
in that moment frozen in time
leaving us to tend our wounded hearts-

voices are heard speaking of the horror
the shock & disbelief
& a thousand & one cliches
our language inadequate inept
fails us cut too close to the bone
our hearts breaking
our minds in turmoil
wanting revenge to taste blood
to spill someone's blood
our primitive urges rise to the surface
our civilized rational selves overturned
our blood lust over-powering
& those who call for cooler heads
need to be patient & keep silent
til those waves of emotions subside-

for some it is an opportune time
to push their political agenda
to pass on their bile & hate
appealing to tribal instincts
appealing to the worst in us
conjuring up demonic powers
& magical solutions
calling for Crusades & jihads
to last a hundred years
to protect our homeland
to destroy the evil all around us
dividing the world into us & them
our society slipping into insanity
to bring on a new Dark Age
as we retreat into our fortress of fear- 

Saturday, September 12, 2015


When America betrayed the people of Chile to protect corporations and the 1%. American government backed the military led by Pinochet to overthrow legally and democratically elected President Allende.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Trump: Everyone Likes Me, Even The Klan! Fascism USA Style Via The YoungTurks

The Young Turks examine Trump's appeal -racism, xenophobia, misogyny, authoritarianism, scapegoating, the other , nativism, Know-Nothingism , Fascism American style, white privilege, white supremacy , lies and propaganda etc.                                                                                                                  

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wilmore Bashes Jeb for Suggesting Iraq ‘Clusterf*ck’ Wasn’t Created by H...

Gord's Café: Updated

Gord's Café

 Gord's Café contains my original poetry and photos
and samples of poetry, art, music and films
I am inspired by .

"Poetry and art should be as detailed
and moving as
a laundry list - no less
and no more and yet make one laugh "
---Ancient Sage.

 --Intro to Café Apollinaire-- (My Epic surrealist original poem)

a poem is an exploding grenade

held in the palm of your hand

a poem is a Molotov- cocktail

tossed into your living room

upsetting your evening routine -

Amazed - INTRO
by Gordon Coombes

Amazed by monks meditating
in Nepal in the Himalayas
beneath the shadow of mount Fuji
in the shadow of Cape Smokey
in the mountains of Cape Breton
hanging out over the Atlantic Ocean
as the fog rolls in
as the chilling winds of winter
blow steadily for weeks on end
& the snow drifts curve like a wave about to crash
pushing up against the walls of the Monastery - 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

#BLM Janelle Monae " Hell You Talmbout "

Black Lives Matter protest song "Hell You Talmbout," in which Monae, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, and George 2.0 take turns chanting the names of people killed by police

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TYT: Top Conservative Magazine National Review Calls Bernie Sanders A Nazi

Conservatives and GOP are afraid of Bernie Sanders bid for presidency and so have doubled down calling Sanders not just a socialist but a NAZI . Bernie Sanders ' parents killed in the holocaust /Shoah and yet these GOP crazies call Bernie Sanders a NAZI. They are fearful Sanders might win.

From The Young Turks-TYT

Published on 21 Jul 2015
Bernie Sanders is lighting it up, surging on the Democratic side with record crowds. His momentum is gaining notice, attracting right wing “National Review” columnist Kevin Williamson, who carefully calls Sanders a nazi. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Earlier this month, the conservative National Review’s Kevin Williamson drove a steamroller over this line in the sand. Williamson’s article, “Bernie’s Strange Brew of Nationalism and Socialism,” which was published two weeks ago but became available on the conservative magazine’s website on Monday, is not a model of clarity. It bounces between criticism of Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ trade policies and quotes from some of Sanders’ least thoughtful supporters. Yet, as the title of the article suggests, Williamson does come to a bold conclusion — Bernie Sanders is a literal Nazi who is leading a literal Nazi movement in the United States.”*
Read more here:
The Young Turks July 21, 2015 Hour 1


The Nightly Show - Mess Within Texas - Sandra Bland's Arrest #MovementForBlackLives

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Islamophobia Industry : Nathan Lean

Published on 27 May 2015 In his book, The Islamophobia Industry, Nathan Lean explores the rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in North America and Europe and what he refers to as the "minds of the manufacturers of Islamophobia." He discusses his book and the relationship between New Atheism and Islamophobia.

IDF attack elderly Palestinian family In East Jerusalem

Settler movement is in support of Ethnic Cleansing of Arab Palestinians from all of Greater Israel. Israelis are becoming more publicly anti-Arab and anti-Muslim. The USA and other nations prop up Israel and act as enablers of Israel's Apartheid system.


Larry Wilmore: The Nightly Show - Blue Vs. Black in Baltimore

The Daily Show - Minhaj's Muslim Makeover And Equality For Muslims?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

#BlackSpring — Baltimore By Nina Simone

#BlackSpring — Baltimore By Nina Simone
Posted at Crooks & Liars

(via The Sparrow Project) In the 1970’s the legendary artist and civil rights activist, Nina Simone released a song entitled "BALTIMORE." It spoke to the challenges of urban living, particularly for people of color. 2015 looks a lot like 1968. Another black man dead in police custody….Another family grieving…Another city in turmoil.

And so it goes,

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Religious Right's Support FOR ISRAEL BY GLENN GREENWALD and More

Poll from BloombergPolitics:
Pastor John Hagee at his annual Pro-Israel Rally  CUFI (Christians United For Israel )

Glenn Greenwald argues in this recent article at the Intercept that the Religious Right has a specific set of beliefs which are a threat to America which are based in the Evangelical Fundamentalism adherence to dispensationalism which refers to the coming End Times and America and Israel's role in this apocalyptic vision which hails the second coming of Jesus and the end of the world as we know it and how the True Christians and Jews will work to make this happen. By acting the Religious Right believes it can hasten God's design for the End Times and save themselves from being damned to Hell or whatever.

 These Christian dominionists believe the rise of ISIS and Iran's threat to Israel and in their view Obama's anti-Israel policies are signs of the End Times and that True Christians must rise to crush Islam and all heretics, pagans and unbelievers including liberal christians who are not real Christians since they have fallen away from the preachings of Jesus and the Holy Bible as they interpret it.

BY GLENN GREENWALD @ggreenwald The Intercept, April 15, 2015

"  Almost half of all Americans want to support Israel even if its interests diverge from the interests of their own country. Only a minority of Americans (47 percent) say that their country should pursue their own interests over supporting Israel’s when the two choices collide. It’s the ultimate violation of George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address warning that “nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded. … The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave.” 
It is inconceivable that a substantial portion of Americans would want to support any other foreign country even where doing so was contrary to U.S. interests. Only Israel commands anything near that level of devoted, self-sacrificing fervor on the part of Americans. So it’s certainly worth asking what accounts for this bizarre aspect of American public opinion.
The primary reason evangelical Christians in the U.S. are so devoted to Israel is simple: their radical religious dogma teaches them that God demands this. In 2004, Pat Robertson delivered a speech entitled “Why Evangelical Christians Support Israel” and said: “evangelical Christians support Israel because we believe that the words of Moses and the ancient prophets of Israel were inspired by God,” and “we believe that the emergence of a Jewish state in the land promised by God to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was ordained by God.” He added that “God’s chosen people” — Jews — have an obligation to God to fight against “Muslim vandals” so that Israel remains united in their hands:

If God’s chosen people turn over to Allah control of their most sacred sites-if they surrender to Muslim vandals the tombs of Rachel, of Joseph, of the Patriarchs, of the ancient prophets-if they believe their claim to the Holy Land comes only from Lord Balfour of England and the ever fickle United Nations rather than the promises of Almighty God-then in that event, Islam will have won the battle. Throughout the Muslim world the message will go forth-“Allah is greater than Jehovah.” The promises of Jehovah to the Jews are meaningless.

alsos see Theocracy for instance for a definition of "Dominionism":

The Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party at Theocracy Watch

In a September 1994 plenary speech to the Christian Coalition national convention, Rev. D. James Kennedy said that "true Christian citizenship" involves an active engagement in society to "take dominion over all things as vice-regents of God." Kennedy's remarks were reported in February 1995 by sociologist and journalist Sara Diamond, who wrote that Kennedy had "echoed the Reconstructionist line."

More than anyone else, it was Sara Diamond who popularized the term "dominionism," using it to describe a growing political tendency in the Christian Right. It is a useful term that has, unfortunately, been used in a variety of ways that are neither accurate nor useful. Diamond was careful to discuss how the small Christian Reconstructionist theological movement had helped introduce "dominionism" as a concept into the larger and more diverse social/political movements called the Christian Right.

Dominionism is therefore a tendency among Protestant Christian evangelicals and fundamentalists that encourages them to not only be active political participants in civic society, but also seek to dominate the political process as part of a mandate from God.

This highly politicized concept of dominionism is based on the Bible's text in Genesis 1:26:

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." (King James Version).

"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'" (New International Version).
The vast majority of Christians read this text and conclude that God has appointed them stewards and caretakers of Earth. As Sara Diamond explains, however, some Christian read the text and believe, "that Christians alone are Biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns." That, in a nutshell, is the idea of "dominionism."


and: The Religious Right A Short Timeline History

Christian right undermines marriage equality with religious supremacism – LGBTQ Nation via Religious Right

Religious-supremacism In his LGBTQ Nation op-ed, Frederick Clarkson looks at how Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) thinks Christians who support marriage equality are not really Christians and that religious freedom is only for those who hold to what he calls "orthodox" views. Excerpt:

It...helps to clarify that when Christian Right leaders talk about religious liberty—they often really mean theocratic religious supremacism.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, took to the airwaves after the filing of UCC’s suit to claim that the church is not really Christian, and that those who support gay rights don’t have the same rights as conservative Christians—because ‘true religious freedom’ only applies to ‘orthodox religious viewpoints.’”

Perkins’ blunt statements are a sobering reminder that theocratic factions of the U.S. Right have long sought to regain the religious and political hegemony they lost when the Constitution was ratified in the 18th century

and note: The disturbing truth about the founding of the Religious Right in America in the 1970s was not as the leaders claimed a concern over abortion but rather a concern over a pocket book issue that of segregation and tax excemption and government funding of religious institutions. If these institutions continued to exclude non-whites they would lose the government grants and tax excemption for their institutions .

The Real Origins of the Religious Right
They’ll tell you it was abortion. Sorry, the historical record’s clear: It was segregation.By RANDALL BALMER May 27, 2014, at

added 5: 34 PM April 22, 2015

For another glimpse at GOP and Christian Supremacy see a recent article at Daily Kos :

GOP Officially Embraces Christian Supremacy
byTroutfishingFollow , Daily, Jan. 31, 2015

Today, Saturday January 31, 2015, the Republican Party officially becomes the party of Christian nationalism and Christian supremacy: the Party of God.

Why ? Well, today roughly 1/3 of the leadership of the Republican National Committee has flown to Israel, on a nine-day all-expenses paid junket paid for and organized by the American Family Association - whose longtime spokesperson Bryan Fischer claims Hitler and top Nazis were gay and that non Christians (e.g. Muslims, Jews, and atheists) should be barred from political office.

Leading the trip is pastor David Lane, who has urged Christians to commit acts of martyrdom to force nonbelievers to either acknowledge Jesus Christ as their ruler or else "begin drinking holy blood". In 2012 Lane stated his refusal to vote for Mitt Romney because Romney is a Mormon who worships a "false god."

Reince Priebus and the RNC are now openly partnering with such people. In PR and marketing terms, it's known as co-branding.

Under the leadership of Reince Priebus, the RNC has now co-branded itself with a group (the AFA) and a pastor (David Lane) that, for their rhetorical and ideological extremity, are as far out on the fringe as the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazi Party were in their heydays.

Indeed, the AFA and pastor David Lane target and vilify many of the same societal groups historically targeted by the American Nazi Party and the Klan.

The AFA has been venting its virulently hateful anti-LGBT, nativist, religious supremacist, and arguably racist rhetoric across America’s airwaves for years. Hate speech from the AFA’s nationally syndicated radio show targets a wide range of minorities: LGBT citizens, African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Muslim-Americans, Muslims (generally), Mormons, Jews, and more.

And so it goes,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Christian group ‘investigating’ family and staff of 2016 candidates to expose gay sympathizers

Christian group ‘investigating’ family and staff of 2016 candidates to expose gay sympathizers

 "A Evangelical Christian organization has called on right-leaning pastors to “investigate” the family and staff of U.S. presidential candidates in order to expose anyone who is secretly gay or who supports LGBT rights. The Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard reported on Monday that David Lane’s American Renewal Project had asked “100,000 pastors” that it was working with to mobilize Christian voters to also dig up dirt on people connected to presidential candidates.

 “As the race begins in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary, Evangelicals have no choice but to investigate which consultants and operatives are behind each of the candidates; decisions about personnel provide evidences about policy,” Lane wrote in a column for Western Journalism last week.

 Lane pointed out that evangelicals had been disappointed when Ken Mehlman revealed he was gay after stepping down as the chairman of the Republican National Committee. And he suggested that George W. Bush would have been disqualified if Christian voters had known that his wife, Laura Bush, would hint at support for same-sex marriage and abortion rights after the president left office. "

CBN Video -Christian Supremacists -America as a Godly Christian Nation not pluralism or multiculturalism or tolerance for those with other beliefs or those who are apostates and sinners.

Ted Cruz & Rand Paul are two of their favorites. They argue in favor of a New Revival and awakening which will be realized at the ballot box in 2016.
As usual they lament their defeats such lagalization of abortion, Gay rights & Gay marriage , the banning of prayer in the schools.
They want to get America in their view back on track promoting Christian beliefs and values and reject the atheists and liberal Christians and apostates and non-believers.
Given 9/11, the rise of Al Qaeda and now ISIS and according to them the widespread persecution of Christians and the turmoil in the Middle East and the confrontation of Israel with Iran that the End Times are finally here and that the True Christians that is the Holy Remnant must be rallied to fight the enemies of Jesus & God.
With the coming of the 2016 election the Religious Right of Dispensationalists and Dominionists Christians are co-opting the GOP contenders in the hope of putting someone they consider to be one of them as the next president of the USA.

The politicization of the Religious Right goes back to Rev. Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority and its support of Ronald Reagan and to the consolidation of the Religious Right leaders first imagined and encouraged by the writings and sermons and lectures of Dr. Francis Schaeffer in the late 1970s for example the publication of his opus " A Christian Manifesto" and "Whatever Happened To The Human Race " and "How Shall We Then Live".
In these works Schaeffer outlines how America has been taken over by the "Secular Humanists" or by Liberalism and notions such as multiculturalism and so America has moved away in his view from God and the Founding Fathers Christian views, beliefs and values.
The only hope according to Schaeffer is to fight back against liberalism and Secular Humanism by Christians becoming community activists and by becoming a political and therefore voting bloc and a political machine using all the tools necessary to once again take control of all facets of society from top to bottom and kick non-believers out of any positions of authority or power from the school board to Sheriffs to mayors, governors and the White House and the Pentagon.

Others recently including Chris Hedges, Glenn Greenwald etc.have once again raised the alarm of the rising once again of the Religious Right but this time they have become an influential voice since now all those seeking public office must prove their credentials as True Believing Christians as Pres. Obama has done as Hillary Clinton keeps proclaiming as do all those running for the GOP leadership.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Revolt That Never Went Away — Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising

Tear Gas used on protesters in Bahrain came form Saltsburg, Pennsylvania , USA. Thanks to Obama, Clinton , Kerry. There is money to be made by US corporations  in cracking down on protesters around the globe not just Bahrain.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

US Troops Massacre "Kill'EM All" Turkey Shoot, Baghdad part 1/3

David Pakman Show: A few Blackwater Mercenaries Sentenced & More TYT

From Twitter: David Pakman Show

David appears enthused but I don't think this goes far enough . There were as Lewis mentioned hundreds of such crimes committed by mercenaries & US Troops such as the Baghdad Helicopter murder of 17 innocent civilians including two journalist .

Many Iraq veterans have publicly testified that the policy was to shoot anything that moves . Soldiers carried extra rifles and shovels to cover up unjustified killings just plant a shovel or rifle beside corpses and as for wounded just keep shooting til dead.

US soldiers murdered, raped & tortured and they expect medals and those who gave the orders get plumb jobs with the pentagon or security & defense industries or advisers on hawkish think tanks.

Then we have what US soldiers think is just the guys having a bit of fun. So excuse my cynicism.

These few so called " bad apples" may pay the price but mere fodder & scapegoats for the chicken heart generals & WhiteHouse alumni

Ah yes back in the good old days in Iraq BlackWater Mercenaries & US Troops winning Hearts & Minds Under Dick Cheny policy "Kill'em All"

Blackwater shoot'em up with civilians as targets

And here's more from Cenk Uygur at The Young Turks

Blackwater Contractors Driving Over Iraqi Woman

Published on 5 Apr 2012
Cenk Uygur discusses a video recently released by Harper's Magazine that shows private contractors from Blackwater in Iraq hitting cars in traffic and running over a woman then fleeing the scene.

Blackwater is the mercenary firm founded as Blackwater USA in 1996 by former Navy SEAL and fundamentalist Christian Erik Prince. It received no-bid contracts from the Bush administration in Iraq, Afghanistan, and post-Katrina New Orleans. In 2009, Prince resigned as CEO. Amid scandals over misbehavior by Blackwater employees in Iraq, the company renamed itself Blackwater Worldwide in 2007, Xe Services in 2009, and Academi in 2011. Subsidiaries include Paravant LLC.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Racist SAE Fraternity Video Commentay By Larry Wilmore , David Pakman & Sam Seder

The Nightly Show - Racist Fraternity Video

Larry Wilmore March 12, 2015. Outrage and some bitter comedy as this sort of racist behaviour is unacceptable and yet some people such as those at Fox News and MSNBC's morning Joe as we see think its not that serious . And it was unacceptable 50 years ago and is still unacceptable.
It is disturbing that this occurred while others were taking time to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma sad, indeed!

and also check out one of my favourites The David Pakman Show's take on racist frat brothers :

Racist Fraternity Once Hazed Black Man to Death, House Mother on Video Using N-Word
David Pakman Show

and for more outrage let's watch Sam Seder at The Majority Report another favourite of mine rip apart MSNBC's Morning Joe's stupidity , ignorance while making excuses for White Privilege . Racism and Hate Speech are not acceptable. When these frat boys and Morning Joe gang talk about lynching as if its no big deal it shows America is far from being over racism.

MSNBC's Racism on Display at Morning Joe: Blame Frat Boy Racism on Rap Music!

Sam Seder at The Majority Report March 11, 2012

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SAE Racist Chant: Jon Stewart Lambasts Morning Joe, Fox for Deflective Claims About Racism

Jon Stewart Lambasts Morning Joe, Fox for Deflective Claims About Racism After OU Frat

Published on 11 Mar 2015
On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart took on the story of the expulsion of two University of Oklahoma students over a racist chant that gained national attention and caused the OU chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity to be shut down.

In particular, Stewart said, it is troubling that the incident coincided with last weekend’s 50th anniversary celebration in Selma, Alabama. He quickly went after the Morning Joe crew for their suggestion that rap music was to blame for the racist chant (which co-host Mika Brzezinski later clarified). Stewart said the students weren’t performing a rap song, but were instead singing a fraternity song “featuring a word that pre-dates rap.”

He then showed various Fox News personalities denying that racism is still prevalent in American society — a similar claim Rachel Maddow mocked Megyn Kelly for. Stewart contrasted those comments with the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report, and racially-charged comments made by Donald Sterling and Cliven Bundy. Conservative media’s mantra, Stewart said, is “generalizing isolated incidents.”

“I guess in Fox world, poverty is a choice, but being racist is a product of your environment,” Stewart said.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Highlights Media Backlash To GOP Senators' Letter To Iran ( #47Traitors)

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Highlights Media Backlash To GOP Senators' Letter To Iran | Video | Media Matters for America

TYT: Senators Face Backlash Over Letter To Iran ( #47Traitors ?)

Senators Face Backlash Over Letter To Iran

 Published on 10 Mar 2015
"Cenk Uygur ( host of The Young Turks discusses the reaction on both sides of the party line to the recent letter sent to Iran by a number of U.S. Senators.

Earlier this week forty-six United States Senators sent out a letter threatening Iran that despite what happens during current nuclear negotiations, the Senate will never ratify any treaty that they didn't like. This was seen as treason by some and was widely regarded as a bad move. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the letter saying it was intentionally trying to sabotage the talks. President Barack Obama was just short of face palming and stated in a tired by annoyed tone that despite what these senators had tried to pull that nuclear negotiations would continue.

Republicans also gave their voice, condemning the letter. Despite the backlash Senator Tom Cotton, the writer of the letter, continued to defend the letter. He called for a move for a better deal, referencing the recent speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the United States Congress."


Saturday, February 21, 2015

TYT: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's KKK Analogy & KKK & The Crusaders

and a bit more from Cenk Uygur at The Young Turks

"Published on 19 Feb 2015
"Rudy Giuliani wants a little love, but most likely just some attention, from the president of the United States of America.

The former New York City mayor reportedly said Wednesday night at a fundraiser for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) that Barack Obama "doesn't love" America.

“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani reportedly said during a private dinner in New York. “He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”

His remarks, recorded by Politico, were also heard by "60 right-leaning business executives and conservative media types" gathered to fete the potential 2016 presidential candidate."* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down."

*Read more here:

Is Rudy Guiliani A Love-Truther? Or Worse?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HeartBreaking Story Of 14 yr old George Stinney's Execution


The Execution of 14 yr old George Stinney - HeartBreaking scene from movie (George Stinney murder movie)Carolina Skeletons at YouTube

Music Video : George Stinney - P-DASH from ECG Productions on Vimeo.

Also see:

Executed At 14: George Stinney’s Birthday Reminds Us That The Death Penalty Must End
Oct 19, 2012 By Terrell Jermaine Starr at

George Junius Stinney Jr., the 14-year-old Black boy who died as the youngest person ever executed in the United States in the 20th century, would have been 84-years-old on Monday.

Instead, his birthday will serve as a haunting reminder of why the death penalty needs to be abolished.

When two White girls, 11-year-old Betty June Binnicker and 8-year-old Mary Emma Thames, went missing in Alcolu, S.C., on March 22, 1944, after riding in to town on their bicycles, Stinney was arrested the following day for allegedly murdering them.

The girls had allegedly passed Stinney’s home, where they asked him where they could find a particular kind of flower. Once the girls did not return home, hundreds of volunteers looked for them until their bodies were found the next morning in a ditch.

Because Stinney joined the search team and shared with another volunteer that he had spoken to the girls before they disappeared, he was arrested for their murders.

Without his parents, Stinney was interrogated by several White officers for hours. A deputy eventually emerged announcing that Stinney had confessed to the girls’ murders. The young boy allegedly told the deputies that he wanted to have sex with the 11-year-old girl, but had to kill the younger one to do it. When the 8-year-old supposedly refused to leave, he allegedly killed both of them because they refused his sexual advances.

To coerce his confession, deputies reportedly offered the child an ice cream cone.
There is no record of a confession. No physical evidence that he committed the crime exists. His trial — if you want to call it that — lasted less than two hours. No witnesses were called. No defense evidence was presented. And the all-White jury deliberated for all of 10 minutes before sentencing him to death.

On June 16, 1944, his frail, 5-foot-1, 95-pound body was strapped in to an electric chair at a state correctional facility in Columbia, S.C. Dictionaries had to be stacked on the seat of the chair so that he could properly sit in the seat. But even that didn’t help. When the first jolts of electricity hit him, the head mask reportedly slipped off, revealing the agony on his face and the tears streaming down his cheeks. Only after several more jolts of electricity did the boy die.

It was, without question, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in U.S. history. Yet, decades later, 33 states in the United States still practice this barbaric form of so-called justice. And the way it has been applied to our community has been especially unjust — and discriminatory.

And so it goes,

Thursday, January 15, 2015

# The Daily Show with Jon Stewart # The Condemnologists (January 13th 2015)

# The Daily Show with Jon Stewart # The Condemnologists (January 13th 2015)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Published on Jan 13, 2015
Following an insensitive tweet from Rupert Murdoch about Muslims, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams and Hasan Minhaj condemn those responsible for the Charlie Hebdo attack.



Rupert Murdock tweets that all Muslims must be held responsible for the terrorist attacks on Paris. Unfortunately many of those now enraged over the Partis terrorist attacks on Charles Hebdo who all now claim #Jesuischarlie have the same bigoted attitude towards Muslims . Those who were already bigoted haters of Muslims and all things Islam or Arab etc. now feel that they were justified in their hate and can now express it freely without fear of contradiction. Anyone who now criticizes Islamophobia is considered by these bigots, the Western Govts and media as being appeasers to Islamic terrorists.

Islamic groups and individuals have spoken out again and again against radical Islamic terrorists but their public statements more often than not are not reported by the media at all or covered in a muted manner.

Jon Stewart Slams Rupert Murdoch for Muslim Tweet - The Daily Show - Video Clip (1/13/2015)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Chris Hedges #JeSuisCharlie And Terrorism's Mere Veneer of Radical Islamism

[509] Chris Hedges on Roots of Terrorism, Free Speech Hypocrisy & Translating #JeSuisCharlie - YouTube

 Published on Jan 12, 2015
Abby Martin Breaks the Set on Boko Haram Apathy, Clash of Civilizations Falsehood & Chris Hedges Breaks the Set.
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EPISODE BREAKDOWN: On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin, discusses the lack of media coverage of the massacre of as many as 2,000 people in the town of Baga by Boko Haram militants. Abby then goes over the most outrageous responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and why the clash of civilizations mentality when it comes to these type of acts is so misleading. Abby then speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, Chris Hedges, about the roots of the attacks in France and the relationship between global events and the rise of radicalization.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Free Press? Not So Much ! Hypocrisy Of World Leaders Who Wage War On Journalists

"Circus of Hypocrisy": Jeremy Scahill on How World Leaders at Paris March Oppose Press Freedom - YouTube
Published on Jan 12, 2015 - An estimated 3.7 million people rallied across France on Sunday in response to the Charlie Hebdo shootings and ensuing attacks that left 17 people dead. More than a million people marched in Paris, making it the largest demonstration in French history. More than 40 world leaders traveled to Paris to help lead the march. "What we saw on display on the one hand was very heartening, to see so many people come into the streets," says Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of The Intercept. "But on the other hand, this is a sort of circus of hypocrisy when it comes to all of those world leaders who were marching at the front of it. Every single one of those heads of state or representatives of governments there have waged their own wars against journalists." Watch all of the Democracy Now! coverage on the Charlie Hebo attack:
and so it goes, GORD.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

#JeSuisCharlie Glenn Greenwald Taking Them At Their Word: "In Solidarity With a Free Press"


" is simply not the case that Charlie Hebdo “were equal opportunity offenders.” Like Bill Maher, Sam Harris and other anti-Islam obsessives, mocking Judaism, Jews and/or Israel is something they will rarely (if ever) do. If forced, they can point to rare and isolated cases where they uttered some criticism of Judaism or Jews, but the vast bulk of their attacks are reserved for Islam and Muslims, not Judaism and Jews. Parody, free speech and secular atheism are the pretexts; anti-Muslim messaging is the primary goal and the outcome. And this messaging – this special affection for offensive anti-Islam speech – just so happens to coincide with, to feed, the militaristic foreign policy agenda of their governments and culture." by Gleen Greenwald
While Glenn Greenwald has chosen cartoons considered offensive because in their content they are critical of Israel, Judaism and diaspora Jews esp. in the United States. He believes correctly that these anti-Israeli and pro-Palestinian cartoons would not be printed in An American Magazine or newspaper and they would be condemned as anti-semitic and possibly Hate Crimes.

Charlie Hebdo cartoon " mocking the African sex slaves of Boko Haram as welfare queens "
 Charlie Hebdo Cartoon: "...merely depicting Mohammed with degrading imagery "

But as Greenwald notes :

"...Some of the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo were not just offensive but bigoted, such as the one mocking the African sex slaves of Boko Haram as welfare queens (left). Others went far beyond maligning violence by extremists acting in the name of Islam, or even merely depicting Mohammed with degrading imagery (above, right), and instead contained a stream of mockery toward Muslims generally, who in France are not remotely powerful but are largely a marginalized and targeted immigrant population."

 So criticizing Islamophobia in France or Europe or USA or Canada is considered blasphemous since those against Islam believe they are justified to hate all Muslims and the religion of Islam based on the actions of a militant minority .
 In this cartoon when the cartoons make fun of Muslims and Islam it is considered being funny but to do the same about Jews for example is considered hateful  and unwarranted.

 But I have taken a slightly different root though the critique of those supporting Charlie Hebdo is much the same. Those who think they can make certain jokes about black people but get upset if one makes a tasteless tactless joke about white people or cops etc.

 Each society has created its own sacred cows . In the USA the police , the Judicial system , the economic system and the pretense of a post racist society and that America is the freest and most democratic nation in the world is considered sacred and to criticize any part of this is considered heresy.

America is even further idealized and idolized as the beacon of justice and liberty to the world which is considered just a known fact though there are many who say otherwise and for doing so they are marginalized and /or silenced.

So I have chosen some cartoons & pics dealing with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and police brutality and police unnecessarily shooting & killing Black people with impunity and even praised by the media for doing so in America.

 In America racism is systemic it is the root and branch of a racist society . But the society believes itself to have moved beyond racism. Therefore all accusations , claims or even detailed analysis proving the society is racist is denied emphatically and the alleged accusers are called race-baiters, thugs, UnAmerican, unpatriotic and treasonous and deserve to be harassed, abused, imprisoned , silenced by any and all means necessary.

 America may have a Black president but its heart and soul appears to be captive to a still surviving historical legacy of racism.

 Even today many Christians are very disturbed when someone dares suggest Jesus or God is not white and could be Black. Fox News insists that Jesus, God and Santa Claus are all white not Black nor Arab or Palestinian or even Jewish. Such thoughts are blasphemy.

- George Zimmerman gunning down Trayvon Martin -
NYPD  Police Turn their backs on Mayor of New York DeBlasio because he dared to speak the truth that there was need for reforms in the police department and that one of the ongoing problems was endemic racism
NYPD to protest against the Mayors call for Reform Go on strike by way of a slowdown in which they their practice of harassing and brutalizing and terrorizing the Black people of New York. 

 Above: Yes there are good cops but why don't they stop or turn in the Bad Cops instead Good Cops ignore or even defend Bad Cops publicly- when they do speak out they become targets of other cops and loose their jobs or even their lives. A cop who reports on a Bad cop is called a "Rat" .

Glenn Greenwald argues that those who now support Charlie Hebdo after the terrorist attack in Paris are somewhat disingenuous and hypocritical Those championing Charlie Hebdo with hashtag on twitter #JeSuisCharlie tend to support the freedom to criticize not all religions but mainly Islam. These same people would be offended by cartoons or articles criticizing Israel or Judaism or Christianity. As we know or at least it is my own opinion that American News networks such as Fox News and CNN or MSNBC are not going to permit on prime time news including articles or cartoons criticizing Christians or Christian protestant fundamentalist.

Given the protests across the US about the racism within police forces and the system of justice the mainstream media is quite quick to condemn and dismiss and ridicule Black citizens concerned over the deaths the unnecessary killings by police of Black citizens.

To the media the Police are the good guys and Black people and other people of color are the bad guys or as they refer to them as Thugs.

Americans are fine with seeing the film Selma and shedding a few tears, being shocked by the racism and violence but then cheer when LBJ passes Civil Rights legislation and as far as most Americans are concerned that ended racism in America forever which of course is just propaganda nonsense.
The old Jim Crow of the 50s & 60s has been replaced by the New Jim Crow of racial profiling by police , police brutality and mass incarceration. So are the #JeSuisCharlie bunch comfortable with criticisms of Western governments and police forces and judicial systems rooted in racism and bigotry.

I agree with Greenwald that these anti-Islamic cartoons are often beyond the pale and are hate-filled and in some countries would constitute a Hate Crime. Wanting to treat Muslims in ones country as second class citizens is immoral to say the least. To suggest all Muslims are extremists lying in wait to destroy Western Civilization is nonsense.

No matter what Islamophobes preach Muslims are not about to demographically take over Europe in the forseeable future and if they did it would mean changing the face of Europe. Many Europeans like Americans and Canadians want to somehow prevent any change and to freeze society as it is today and keep it that way for ever. What many want is to I believe revert to a romanticized, idealized Utopian White Christian European past which welcomed no one who was different culturally, by language, color, religion etc.

So France is in a sense having its own 9/11 moment in which it lets all its angst , frustrations, and justified anger over these attacks cloud their judgement allowing them to be unabashedly xenophobic against Muslims, Arabs etc. Is that where they want to head or will they at some point put this in perspective and remember what xenophobia and racism can do a society and how it can lead to an horrific nightmare like that of the rise the Nazis and the French support for genocide against the French Jews. Now is such a statement to be censored or championed by these champions of free unfettered and even unhinged speech like the sort encouraged by the Neo-Nazis and the horrific regime of Hitler.

In Solidarity With a Free Press: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons By Glenn Greenwald January 10, 2015 "ICH" - "The Intercept" "

- Defending free speech and free press rights, which typically means defending the right to disseminate the very ideas society finds most repellent, has been one of my principal passions for the last 20 years: previously as a lawyer and now as a journalist. So I consider it positive when large numbers of people loudly invoke this principle, as has been happening over the last 48 hours in response to the horrific attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Usually, defending free speech rights is much more of a lonely task. For instance, the day before the Paris murders, I wrote an article about multiple cases where Muslims are being prosecuted and even imprisoned by western governments for their online political speech – assaults that have provoked relatively little protest, including from those free speech champions who have been so vocal this week.

I’ve previously covered cases where Muslims were imprisoned for many years in the U.S. for things like translating and posting “extremist” videos to the internet, writing scholarly articles in defense of Palestinian groups and expressing harsh criticism of Israel, and even including a Hezbollah channel in a cable package. That’s all well beyond the numerous cases of jobs being lost or careers destroyed for expressing criticism of Israel or (much more dangerously and rarely) Judaism. I’m hoping this week’s celebration of free speech values will generate widespread opposition to all of these long-standing and growing infringements of core political rights in the west, not just some.

...Central to free speech activism has always been the distinction between defending the right to disseminate Idea X and agreeing with Idea X, one which only the most simple-minded among us are incapable of comprehending. One defends the right to express repellent ideas while being able to condemn the idea itself. There is no remote contradiction in that: the ACLU vigorously defends the right of neo-Nazis to march through a community filled with Holocaust survivors in Skokie, Illinois, but does not join the march; they instead vocally condemn the targeted ideas as grotesque while defending the right to express them.

But this week’s defense of free speech rights was so spirited that it gave rise to a brand new principle: to defend free speech, one not only defends the right to disseminate the speech, but embraces the content of the speech itself. Numerous writers thus demanded: to show “solidarity” with the murdered cartoonists, one should not merely condemn the attacks and defend the right of the cartoonists to publish, but should publish and even celebrate those cartoons. “The best response to Charlie Hebdo attack,” announced Slate’s editor Jacob Weisberg, “is to escalate blasphemous satire.”

...Some of the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo were not just offensive but bigoted, such as the one mocking the African sex slaves of Boko Haram as welfare queens (left). Others went far beyond maligning violence by extremists acting in the name of Islam, or even merely depicting Mohammed with degrading imagery (above, right), and instead contained a stream of mockery toward Muslims generally, who in France are not remotely powerful but are largely a marginalized and targeted immigrant population.

But no matter. Their cartoons were noble and should be celebrated – not just on free speech grounds but for their content. In a column entitled “The Blasphemy We Need,” The New York Times‘ Ross Douthat argued that “the right to blaspheme (and otherwise give offense) is essential to the liberal order” and “that kind of blasphemy [that provokes violence] is precisely the kind that needs to be defended, because it’s the kind that clearly serves a free society’s greater good.” New York Magazine‘s Jonathan Chait actually proclaimed that “one cannot defend the right [to blaspheme] without defending the practice.”

Vox’s Matt Yglesias had a much more nuanced view but nonetheless concluded that “to blaspheme the Prophet transforms the publication of these cartoons from a pointless act to a courageous and even necessary one, while the observation that the world would do well without such provocations becomes a form of appeasement.”

Also see: ‘We vomit’ on Charlie’s sudden friends: staff cartoonist
Agence France-Presse AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE 10 JAN 2015

and also see on why these young men could be recruited to become Islamic terrorists see:

Will France Repeat US Mistakes after 9/11? by RayMcGovern

Exclusive: As three suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre die in a shootout with French police, the cycle of violence that has engulfed the Mideast again reaches into the West, but the challenge is to learn from U.S. mistakes after 9/11 and address root causes, not react with another round of mindless violence, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
By Ray McGovern

January 10, 2015 "ICH" -
"First, a hat tip to Elias Groll, assistant editor at Foreign Policy, whose report just a few hours after the killings on Wednesday at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, included this key piece of background on the younger of the two brother suspects:

“Carif Kouachi was previously known to the authorities, as he was convicted by a French court in 2008 of trying to travel to Iraq to fight in that country’s insurgent movement. Kouachi told the court that he wished to fight the American occupation after viewing images of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.”

The next morning, Amy Goodman of and Juan Cole (in his blog) also carried this highly instructive aspect of the story of the unconscionable terrorist attack, noting that the brothers were well known to French intelligence; that the younger brother, Cherif, had been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a network involved in sending volunteer fighters to Iraq to fight alongside al-Qaeda; and that he said he had been motivated by seeing the images of atrocities by U.S. troops at Abu Ghraib.

An article in the Christian Science Monitor added: “During Cherif Kouachi’s 2008 trial, he told the court, ‘I really believed in the idea’ of fighting the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq.” But one would look in vain for any allusion to Abu Ghraib or U.S. torture in coverage by the Wall Street Journal or Washington Post. If you read to the end of a New York Times article, you would find in paragraph 10 of 10 a brief (CYA?) reference to Abu Ghraib.

So I guess we’ll have to try to do their work for them. Would it be unpatriotic to suggest that a war of aggression and part of its “accumulated evil” – torture – as well as other kinds of state terrorism like drone killings are principal catalysts for this kind of non-state terrorism? Do any Parisians yet see blowback from France’s Siamese-twin relationship with the U.S. on war in the Middle East and the Mahgreb, together with their government’s failure to speak out against torture by Americans? Might this fit some sort of pattern?"
and so it goes,