Friday, November 18, 2016

Savant on Politics in 2016

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Anti Trump Riots Spread.
Trump clearly is a racist and has SHOWN this by racist demonizing of racial minorities. And that'sot his only flaw. Also, it is a myth that people were commonly regarded as racist for disagreeing with Obama. It depended on whether opposition to Obama was based on racism. A lot of ANTI-RACIST people had sharp differences with Barack Obama. On the other hand, Trump is appointing racists to posts in is cabinet. And his racist campaign has energized racists all over America. There have been a rash of racist incidents against Latinos, Blacks and Muslims (who are often racialized even though Islam is a religion). Your analogy doesn't work. Or is at least isn't plausible to honest and rational people in touch with the real world.  (Thursday | post #418)


Anti Trump Riots Spread.
Only problem is that my statements are factually correct. White supremacists and Nazis are not galvanizing behind Trump for no reason. And his appointment of white supremacist inclined Bannon is no coincidence. The facts are as I stated them. Of course, you operate by a different "logic": "My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts". Typical right wing obtuseness.  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #364)

Anti Trump Riots Spread.
Obama was not a Fascist and racist hatemonger. Trump is, and has a long record of racist bigotry and misogynist disdain for women. Actually, Trump has dumb white people by the nose. He's playing your dumb a_______ and you're too retarded to know it. You voted for a billionaire fascist who will enslave you, though you are mentally at least half enslaved already And by the way, there are PROTESTS all over the country, not riots all over the country. If Trump tries to shove his white supremacist and fascist agenda down our throats there may very well be riots, or perhaps IRA style guerilla warfare.  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #363)






Anti Trump Riots Spread.
Actually, it's people on the right who have lost their minds. The xenophobia, racism and misogyny spewed by Trump and his supporters is insanity. And all the white supremacist and alt-rights kooks are not exactly exemplars of sanity and reason.  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #360)



Anti Trump Riots Spread.
What makes you think they're Clinton advocates? Some were for Bernie Sanders and even Jill Stein. I know for a fact that some protestors I saw here in Baltimore I met at Jill Stein events  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #359)



Anti Trump Riots Spread.
And the  fits of the Tea Party during the Obama administration? Did those right wingers have jobs? Oh, and some of them even showed up in demonstrations with guns. Regardless of what you believe, the anti-Trump protests were mainly peaceful even though things got out of hand in Oregon. Now is the time to oppose Trumpist fascism and racism, and that's what they're doing.  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #358)



Is America now the new Fourth Reich?
If Il Duce Don Trump isn't a Fascist already, he's leading in that direction. As an AA man I do find this alarming, and must prepare for self-defense  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #36)


Anti Trump Riots Spread.
There are mass protests in the country, mostly peace, against fascist President-elect Il Duce Don Trump and what stands for. These are not "anti-Trump riots" as the title of this thread dishonestly says.  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #353)



Trump does seem to be worse than GW. Bush seem to me to be simpleminded, not mean spirited. An incompetent conservative. Trump strikes me as being mean spirited and fascistic.  (Tuesday Nov 15 | post #63)


Are white liberals truly friends of black people?
Your comment suggest you've not studied the women's movement very well if this is your interpretation. The women's movement like every other liberation movement sprung up from within the aggrieved community.  (Monday Nov 14 | post #562)




It turns out that 90% of Blacks voted for Hillary, even if they had to hold their noses to oppose that fascist buffoon Il Duce Don Trump. (Hillary the pits, but most inferred that Trump's even worse). About two thirds of Latinos voted for Hillary. And Clinton actually won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college. Mainly voters had two bad choices, and they took again what they thought to be the lesser evil  (Monday Nov 14 | post #57)



Who Will They Blame When Clinton Wins?
Keep in mind the election isn't over yet  (Tuesday Nov 8 | post #28)



Are white liberals truly friends of black people?
A What Jan overlooks is that Malcolm X also regarded conservatives and right wingers as the enemy. He even pondered forming a Black guerilla unit to deal with the extreme right who were lynching us, and bombing our homes and churches. When asked whether ANY white man would be allowed in his Organization of Afro-American Unity, he suggested John Brown if any like him are around. But John Brown was a REVOLUTIONARY. Not a liberal or conservative. REVOLUTIONARY. If you want to tell a story be sure to tell it fully.  (Tuesday Nov 1 | post #266)



49er QB Colin Kaepernick is WAKING UP
What makes you a fool as well as a bigot is that you are not even aware of the numerous critiques o those stats which you think to be inscrutable facts. But you never were much good at thinking, were you? Strange that when you racists look up these "facts" and stats you seem never to notice critiques which indicate that the data is highly questionable. You mainly cherry pick facts or alleged facts which reinforce your racist prejudices. Better "political correctness" than political stupidity  (Tuesday Nov 1 | post #387)

Friday, November 4, 2016

Denver and the Civil Rights Movement

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/denvers-civil-rights-movement

http://www.denverpost.com/2013/01/20/history-colorado-features-multimedia-series-on-civil-rights-movement/

http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/psi_sigma_siren/vol7/iss1/4/

https://msudenver.edu/noel/aboutrachelbnoel/

http://www.westword.com/news/fade-to-black-5055529


http://www.historycolorado.org/event/fwd-part-five-social-movement-1960s-and-early-1970s-history-colorado-center

https://www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=3577

http://inewsnetwork.org/2013/01/20/social-progress-from-civil-rights-movement-lost/

http://www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/files/Educators/lincoln_hills_primary_resource_set.pdf

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colin-kaepernick-black-panther-youth-camp_us_5818b31ee4b0390e69d2935f?slideshow=true#gallery/55a5ae2be4b04740a3de5952/0

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http://www.historycolorado.org/blogs/tag/civil-rights-movement/

https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/50-years-ago-civil-rights-movement

http://voicesofthecivilrightsmovement.com/2015/12/04/denvers-sit-in-movement/

https://www.msudenver.edu/media/content/journeythroughourheritage/tlachtligames/StudyGuideElMovimientoWebCopyGuideOnlypdf.pdf

http://www.albany.edu/jmmh/vol3/chicano/chicano.html

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Savant's New Words

A What Jan overlooks is that Malcolm X also regarded conservatives and right wingers as the enemy. He even pondered forming a Black guerilla unit to deal with the extreme right who were lynching us, and bombing our homes and churches. When asked whether ANY white man would be allowed in his Organization of Afro-American Unity, he suggested John Brown if any like him are around. But John Brown was a REVOLUTIONARY. Not a liberal or conservative. REVOLUTIONARY. If you want to tell a story be sure to tell it fully.
-Savant


What makes you a fool as well as a bigot is that you are not even aware of the numerous critiques o those stats which you think to be inscrutable facts. But you never were much good at thinking, were you? Strange that when you racists look up these "facts" and stats you seem never to notice critiques which indicate that the data is highly questionable. You mainly cherry pick facts or alleged facts which reinforce your racist prejudices. Better "political correctness" than political stupidity. White women gathered with their children in their Sunday best watch black men being hanged, castrated and burned alive. A white female cop just blew a brother away recently. KKK have always had many female members. Man, what have you been smoking.
-Savant

I am studying the BLM platform in preparation for a meeting in January.
-Savant


 Most Black will vote for Clinton not because thinks she's so great, but because Il Duce Don is much worst. Clinton is a centrist opportunist, but Il Duce Don Trump is a scary Fascist buffoon and demogague
-Savant



Recently, I discovered FROM BLACK LIVES MATTER TO BLACK LIBERATION by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. A very good read.
-Savant

I must look for that thread on the original Black Panther Party. As brother Marshall Eddy Conway reminds me, this month--October 15 to be exact--is the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. I'm working with a group of young people here in Baltimore who are rediscovering the legacy of the Panthers. (If you're ever in Baltimore, Red Emma's Café/Bookstore has many books on the Panthers and other left tendencies and ideas). One of the young brothers I'm trying to work with was involved in the April 2015 uprising. I won't mention names, of course. Yeah, it isn't easy to disguise who you are even with a new name once your style of thinking and writing becomes well known. That's why it didn't take me long to figure out you were not the real Frenchman. Your styles of thinking (though both "left") and writing are simply too different. That's also why I thought it so laughably ridiculous when some people surmised that I must be Attai. Have those persons NO capacity for discernment? LOL!

-Savant

Humans are capable of being violent and also of being peaceful. By the way, I think I know who you posted this to. Michel (which is masculine, unlike MicheLLe) is not a female, nor is he French. I was wondering at first if he wasn't a French person from AA Forum whom I met once. But his posts, the shape of his logic marked by a social scientific education (Anthropology), is actually the inveterate enemy of a certain French person who occasionally posts here. Michel, is very American--of left persuasion. Are you really Polish as your avatar suggests? With regard to feminism, there are many different kinds of it. Insofar as feminism advocates for the end of patriarchy and the full emancipation of women, I find nothing objectionable about it. However, some forms of feminism has shown tendencies towards racism and elite class prejudice. Black feminists in the USA like bell hooks and Angela Y. Davis (in WOMEN: RACE AND CLASS) have themselves critiqued these tendencies.
-Savant


Natural law theory has a much older lineage than the thought of Thomas Aquinas. Natural law theory has a much older lineage than the thought of Aquinas. And modern thinkers reworked natural law ideas into a different synthesis than what Aquinas offered. Trust me on this: Aquinas would not likely defend Locke, Voltaire or myself. He wouldn't read natural law in the same way as did the men of the Enlightenment.
-Savant

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Interviews from Havana - Blacks in Cuba

Never Forget

soid drone slayer4 months ago
"History of collective racial violence against African Americans by whites"

New York City massacre Riot (July 13–16, 1863) -The exact death toll during the New York Draft Riots is unknown, at least 120 people were killed. In all, eleven black men were lynched over five days. The riots forced hundreds of blacks to flee the city. Violence by longshoremen against black men was especially fierce in the docks area.

New Orleans riot The New Orleans riot, which occurred on July 30, 1866, was a violent conflict in which whites attacked blacks parading outside the Mechanics Institute in New Orleans There were a total of 150 black casualties including 44 killed.

Memphis, Tennessee riots of 1866 were the violent events that occurred from May 1 to 3, 186. 646 blacks and 2 whites were killed, 75 blacks injured, over 100 black persons robbed, 5 black women raped, and 91 homes, 4 churches and 8 schools burned in the black community. Many blacks fled the city permanently.

September 28, 1868: Opelousas massacre - Bands of armed whites scoured the countryside and killed Blacks in what was described as a “Negro hunt”. It is estimated that 200 blacks were killed in the fields and swamps surrounding Opelousas, Louisiana.

Meridian, Mississippi race riot of 1871, In the ensuing mob violence, whites killed as many as 30 blacks over the next few days.

Colfax massacre occurred on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana,Estimates of the number of dead have varied, ranging from 62 to 150; but the number of black victims was difficult to determine because bodies had been thrown into the river or removed for burial.

Vicksburg massacre - On December 7, 1874, armed white men disrupted a black Republican meeting. During the next several days, armed white mobs swept through black areas, killing other men at home or out in the fields.estimates that 300 blacks were killed in the city and the surrounding area of Claiborne County

August 1874: Coushatta massacre was the result of an attack by the White League, a paramilitary organization 20 freedmen were killed.

September 4, 1875, the city of Clinton, Mississippi, experienced a traumatic event. Violence began at a Republican political rally attended primarily by freedmen and their families. After several days of racial violence, as many as fifty people were killed, most of whom were African American men.

November 22, 1887 Thibodaux, Lousiana massacre —was a violent labor dispute and racial attack by whites against black sugar-cane workers which led to the mass killing of an estimated 50 African Americans.

November 10, 1898  Wilmington, North Carolina massacre continued for several days, a mob of nearly 2,000 white men attacked the only black newspaper in the state, and persons and property in black neighborhoods,killing an estimated 15 to more than 60 victims, and destroying homes and businesses built up since the Civil War.

October 1906: Little Rock, Arkansas-Started after a white police officer in Argenta (North Little Rock) killed a black musician, and another black was killed; racial tensions rose with exchange of gunfire, resulting in half a block of  commercial buildings on East Washington Avenue burned down, two African-American residences went up in flames, and scores of black families temporarily left the city as armed men roamed the streets.buildings burned down.

Atlanta race riot of 1906 was a mass civil disturbance in Atlanta, Georgia which began the evening of September 22 and lasted until September 24, 1906. The death toll of the conflict is to this day unknown and disputed, but "officially" at least 25 African Americans were killed.

East St. Louis, riots of May and July 1917 were some 3,000 white men marched into downtown and began attacking African Americans. Death toll estimated between 40 and 200 deaths six thousand blacks were left homeless after their neighborhood was burned to the ground.

Chicago race riot was a major racial conflict that began on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3. During the riot, 23 African Americans were killed and over five hundred were injured two-thirds of them African American. Approximately 1,000 residents, mostly African Americans, were left homeless because of the fires. The combination of prolonged arson, looting, and murder was the worst race rioting in the history of Illinois.

Elaine, Arkansas massacre, took place on September 30-October 1, 1919 in the vicinity of Elaine in rural Phillips County, Arkansas. Over a three-day period, an estimated 100-240 blacks, with some estimates of  more than 800 blacks killed, it was the deadliest racial conflict in United States history.

Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Greenwood, the wealthiest black community in the United States was burned to the ground, police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire, resulting in over $26 million in damages. The official count of the dead vary from 150-300 cause there was a rush to bury the bodies and that no records were made of many burials.

Rosewood massacre was a violent, racially motivated massacre of blacks and destruction of a black town that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida.  As many as 150 African Americans  people were killed and the town of Rosewood was abandoned and destroyed.

May 1927: Little Rock, Arkansas - Lynching of John Carter, a suspect in a murder, was followed by rioting by 5,000 whites in the city, who destroyed a black business area

Detroit race riot broke out, in June 1943, and lasted for three days before 6,000 Federal troops were called in to restore peace. A total of 34 people were killed, 25 of them black and most at the hands of police or guardsmen; 433 were wounded, 75 percent of them black; and property valued at $2 million was destroyed, most of it in the black area of Paradise Valley, the poorest neighborhood of the city.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wisdom

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https://racismws.com/2015/10/15/dr-paul-craig-roberts-talks-about-the-future-of-america/

https://racismws.com/2015/10/24/100-african-cities-destroyed-by-europeans/

https://racismws.com/2015/11/16/the-shortest-blog-post/

https://racismws.com/2016/01/02/a-tribute-to-dr-frances-cress-welsing/

https://racismws.com/2016/01/07/guest-post-education-or-edited-dictation-by-k-kelile-ntwadumela/

https://racismws.com/2016/01/30/my-two-cents-on-the-2016-oscars/

rosa roja • 2 days ago
"The fact that all three victims were African-American has been used to reinforce a racialized narrative of police violence as predominately one of white cops killing black men and boys out of ingrained white racism."

The way you continue to trot out the same specious analyses over and over again is, to use your own phrase, an insult to the intelligence. Do you deny that police violence is disproportionately directed at black men and boys? Do you deny incarceration rates are hugely skewed? Do you deny that racial profiling is practised?

Secondly, the phrase "ingrained white racism" is dishonest. It's perfectly possible to believe that the police are systematically racist without attributing it to some inherent white mentality.

"Whatever role racism may play in particular police killings, it is not the fundamental issue. Here, the circumstances behind the killing of Scott are revealing. The police shooter, Brentley Vinson, is African-American, as is the police chief, Kerr Putney. The mayor of Charlotte is a woman, Democrat Jennifer Roberts. The police officer in Tulsa, moreover, was a woman."

This is the same dishonest argument that you always make, and which I've called out innumerable times before. "Racism cannot be involved because the shooter was black". Can't you understand that the color of the shooter "reveals" nothing. And bringing up the gender of the police and mayor is a new low for you. What conceivable bearing does that have on anything?

Incidentally you should make sure you have your facts straight. I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure I saw an interview with two witnesses who said the shooter was actually a white male.

The only conclusion I can draw from the almost unbroken chain of articles like this is that wsws wishes to let bourgeois nationalism define the struggle against racism. For me this article is the last straw. It's gone past the point where anyone could hope for you bring your political line (about race and imperialism, not about everything) into agreement with reality.