[This article was written for the Unz Review]
It is quite interesting to observe how many commentators are completely misreading the current race riots or compare them with previous race riots in the history of the USA. I suppose that by telling themselves that these latest riots are “just like” or “not nearly as bad” as past US race riots they try to reassure themselves by maintaining the illusion that what is taking place now is of limited and/or temporary magnitude. It is not.
No, it is not “just like” the past
Oh sure, there is plenty of racial violence (by all sides) in US history, from the very inception of the USA as a slave-owning society, to the immense number of lynchings (which took place in the North as much as in the South, those interested ought to read “At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America” by Philip Dray) to the murderous “Tulsa Massacre” which even saw Black neighborhoods bombed from the air! And while those who point out that there have been many race riots in the past are correct, they are fundamentally missing the key fact that the current “race riots” are not “just” race riots, but the result of many more complex and multi-layered phenomena. The best proof of this qualitatively new nature of the riots is that they have not only spread across the USA like wildfire, but that they also spread to Europe and in Asia and Oceania (see here and here). Even some Japanese joined this decidedly gaijin phenomenon!
So what is going on here?
Unless we assume that Danes, Belgians or New Zealanders have been personally victimized by racist US cops, we have to admit that what triggered this worldwide rash of protests is not a first-hand personal trauma, but only second-hand exposure to a very specific narrative spread with quasi total uniformity by the legacy corporate ziomedia. I call this narrative “Black is Beautiful“.
The pernicious “Black is Beautiful” ideological dogma
Black is beautiful began in the USA in the 1960s and it has since become an integral part of the western doxa, an ideological dogma which cannot be challenged without immediately resulting in an accusation of “racism”. Simultaneously, another ideological dogma was developed, the one which claims that “all races are equal”, but without ever really defining the terms “race” or the term “equal”. Interestingly, the notions that Black is beautiful or races are all equal are never demonstrated, only proclaimed, and any insistence that these notions be factually substantiated also results in an immediate accusation of “racism”.
It is not my purpose today to assess the merits (or lack thereof) of this narrative. But what I want to point out is this: any narrative which cannot be challenged or questioned without immediately being branded “racist” is an extremely intolerant one. It is also obviously a narrative which fears any scrutiny for empirical evidence. Yet, those who otherwise denounce the “lying media” or say things like “I don’t believe it unless the government denies it” or “how do you know when a politician is lying? When his lips are moving” seem to be more than willing to uncritically accept these ideological dogmas.
Furthermore, one key tenet of any honest quest for true moral values is that it be equally applied to all (if it ain’t – then it is, by definition, hypocrisy). Yet just try to mention something like “White is Beautiful” or, say, support the idea of a “National Association for the Advancement of White People” or wear a T-shirt with “White Lives Matter” on it and you will will be instantly branded a racist. Why? Because far from promoting real “equality” the modern liberal ideology really preaches Black superiority – a special status for Blacks which cannot be symmetrically granted to White (or any other) people. Furthermore, since most people agree “that beauty is in the eye of the beholder“, we can immediately conclude that the thesis “Black is Beautiful” is really an opinion, not an established fact. Presumably, it would imply the right to the opinion that “Black is not beautiful”, right? LOL, good luck with that! Again, this is a clear case of bias/hypocrisy and, most crucially, the categorical rejection of any dissenting opinion. Finally, what does the term “Black” even mean here? Does it only apply to US and Sub-Saharan Blacks (apparently so), or does it also include, say, Ethiopians, Somalis, Tamils or even Australian Aborigines? Does it also apply to dark skinned Greeks or Sicilians? Yet again, we see that the category “Black” is entirely meaningless (as is the category “White” or “Yellow” – by the way!).
[Sidebar: those who have read me in the past know that I don’t even accept the notion of “race” which, in my opinion, is wholly non-scientific. I also loathe the so-called “White nationalism” of the Alt-Rights & Co. which I consider as a rather primitive form of racism (which I defined under #4 here) and even a whitewashing of the Nazi ideology which is “pushed” by the deep-state (for details, please see my article here on this topic). Yet, following my previous article on this topic, I still had a few knuckleheads accusing me of, what else, “racism”. I think of these people as “pachinko brains”(“payazzo brains” would also work): they take each idea they come across as an “ideological ball” and they immediately assume that it absolutely *must* fall within one of a very limited set of categories. For them the simply fact of saying, for example, “the thesis about racial equality has never been properly defined, never mind proven” can only mean one thing: the person saying so is a racist. Period. No other options possible. What they obviously miss is that a person which does not even accept the notion of “race” cannot be a “racist”, but who cares about these logical niceties, right? Virtue-signaling is much, much more important than facts or logic, at least for pachinko-brains.]
I strongly believe that the western media, especially the US media (Hollywood/Amazon/Neflix/etc) have literally brainwashed much of the poorly educated youth (and that is an understatement!) into a weird form of Black-anything worship, a cult-like certitude that everything Black deserves a grateful standing ovation. Hence the sudden appearance of Black cowboys, Black Celts and Vikings and even of the Black Knights of the Round Table who, apparently, were also Black. There is even a new term created for this kind of “creative re-writing of history”: color-blind casting. I am awaiting the first appearance of Black “Snow-Black” (as opposed to Snow-White) with impatience…
The Empire is universally hated, and not just for its (very real) racism
This would all be rather harmless and even comical if it weren’t for the “other side of the ideological coin”: the AngloZionist Empire has totally and comprehensively lost any kind of moral or political authority, both in the USA and in the EU (as well as in the 5 Eyes nations and other US colonies like Germany or Japan). In the past, the AngloZionist Empire was just as evil as it is today, but at least it had the means to provide a high degree of material welfare to its citizens, but now that the Empire is falling apart and in a major economic crisis, more and more people are turning their rage against their own government or, maybe even more accurately, against the obscenely wealthy ruling classes which have a total control of the US and/or EU political scene.
Remember how George Orwell wrote in his masterpiece 1984 “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever“? I believe that a lot of people, Black and White, felt something similar when they saw the appalling footage of the slow murder of George Floyd by a gang of clearly stupid White cops. Yes, the image itself did not show Orwell’s boot, but the way that cop was crushing his knee into the neck of Floyd sent the same message “resistance is futile, we will crush you“. And many alienated and disenfranchised people (Black and White) felt a profound sense of outrage and even rage, hence the explosion of riots worldwide.
So where do we go from here?
Simply put, things are not going to get better. Neither the USA (as the host of the Empire) nor the Empire itself (which is a parasite living off the USA) are in any condition to reform themselves. This train has left a very long time ago (and it appears that 80% of US Americans agree with that). As long as the Empire (thought of as “The West”) still had some credibility left, it could at least pretend to be willing to right many undeniable wrongs without subverting itself in the process. After all, the best way to control a potentially dangerous opposition is to infiltrate it and then redirect it in a safe direction (that is basically the main role given to the Left wing of the Democratic Party and its pretend-revolutionaries leaders like Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard: a glorified safety valve). Furthermore, the entire BLM movement – being both racist and violent – has exactly zero potential, even partially, to reform the Western society (abolishing police departments does not qualify). This does not mean, however, that it cannot greatly contribute to the final collapse of the Empire. After all, what we see today is that all the symbols of power of this society (politicians, cops, corporations, religious leaders, etc.) are “taking a knee” when faced with what any mentally sane society would immediately recognize as a textbook case of criminal rioting. And when one politician dares to appeal for a full restoration of law and order, he gets vilified along with the editor who dared to post it. In other words,
The Empire is taking a knee
This is not unlike what happened to the Soviet Union in the late 1980s when basically the entire ruling elite felt that it had lost any will to stand up against the opposition and when it became trendy to bash everything Soviet (much of which very much deserved such bashing, but not everything!). That state of affairs led to, first, the collapse of the Soviet society, Soviet Union in 1991 and, second, the collapse of the Russian society in 1993. The Soviet Union, just like the United States, was born from a bloodbath and for decades the Soviet leaders could use their police/security forces, and even the military, to crush any dissent, as in what happened in Novocherkassk massacre in 1962. Yet by 1991 and 1993 even the KGB special forces refused to take any action against the demonstrators. Why? Because by 1990 the Soviet Empire had also completely “taken a knee” before (a completely imagined and non-existing) the West just as the West today is “taking a knee” before (a completely imagined and non-existing Wakanda-like) Africa. Considering the evils which the West has wrought upon the African continent in general, and Sub-Saharan Africa especially, there is some karmic justice at work here, but this will be of very little consolation for all the people (irrespective of race) who are now suffering from the criminal mayhem of the BLM-inspired mobs (or from the violence of the police forces for that matter!).
So what can decent people do next?
Well, for one thing we don’t have to choose between White and Black racism. In fact, the only logical (and moral) stance today is to reject any and all forms of racism, very much including the Hollywood-promoted anti-White (and, I would add, anti-family, anti-male and anti-Christian) and pro-Black racism. And, crucially, we need to reject anti-White racism not because there is such a thing as a “White race” out there, but because the current anti-racist ideology is every bit as oppressive and intolerant as the racist anti-Black (and not only!) ideology of the heydays of the western Empire. The enemy of my enemy is NOT always my friend and between White-supremacists and Black-supremacists, the only morally correct choice is to categorically reject any and all forms of supremacism, even and especially the one which happens to be promoted by those who oppress us all: the (multi-ethnic) oppressive ruling classes of the Empire.
So let the Empire’s leaders take a knee if they want to: let them show their cowardice and hypocrisy.
We don’t have to. Yes, it takes much more courage to speak against the prevailing ideological dogmas than to meekly parrot the official narrative. That is the price to be paid for true, inner, freedom.
“… the entire BLM movement – being both racist and violent – has exactly zero potential, even partially, to reform the Western society (abolishing police departments does not qualify). This does not mean, however, that it cannot greatly contribute to the final collapse of the Empire.”
Ha-ha-ha-ha! Now you’ve got me chortling. I love the exquisite way you put this, Mr. Saker. You do have a way with words.
I assume the BLM is just a deep-state tool used to try to deny Trump his reelection victory.. Not certain if tens of thousands of racist blacks and race-war-leftists burning things and demanding that white people kneel will hurt Trumps chances for reelection thought.. I mean his approval might fall.. But people only disapprove of him because he does not bust the heads of the hooligans, the same people would never vote to Biden who actually kneels before the same looters.
“owning society, to the immense number of lynchings (which took place in the North as much as in the South, those interested ought to read “At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America” by Philip Dray)”
-There are many myths used in USA and western society to demonize whites, one is the famous “lynching myth” that claims that white people just went around and strung up blacks in trees for no reason. However if you look at the data whites were lynched proportionally to the population and blacks were lynched proportionally to the level of crime they commit today. So the lynchings were not evil whites killing blacks for fun, but good people defending themselves against criminals no matter what skin color.
“There are many myths used in USA and western society to demonize whites, one is the famous “lynching myth” that claims that white people just went around and strung up blacks in trees for no reason. However if you look at the data whites were lynched proportionally to the population and blacks were lynched proportionally to the level of crime they commit today. ”
WEll, lynching of black Americans is not a “myth,” but it is possible that more white were lynched than blacks.
Can you supply some documentation on this?
Of course, no one should have been lynched.
As for “So the lynchings were not evil whites killing blacks for fun, but good people defending themselves against criminals no matter what skin color.”–very sorry to read such ignorant racist twaddle here at The Saker.
For contemporary reportage on lynching see Ida B. Wells,
““owning society, to the immense number of lynchings (which took place in the North as much as in the South”…………….”However if you look at the data whites were lynched proportionally to the population and blacks were lynched proportionally to the level of crime they commit today.”
cannot be supported:
” It is not surprising that lynching followed the contours of slavery for any number of reasons, especially given that even as late as 1910, 89 percent of blacks lived in former slave states, but it is striking to note that almost all—97 percent—of lynchings of black victims occurred in slave states, and even within those states, lynchings appear to be most common in places with a larger slave population
” but lynchings of whites declined rapidly beginning in 1894, becoming a small fraction of total victims by 1900. Seventy-six percent (251) of the lynching victims in this frontier area were white, 11 percent (36) were black, 6 percent (19) were American Indian, 4 percent (13) were Mexican nationals or of Mexican descent, and 3 percent were Asian (8 Chinese and 1 Japanese victim).”
again a claim that is made does not fare well in light of research:
“However if you look at the data whites were lynched proportionally to the population and blacks were lynched proportionally to the level of crime they commit today”
“Overall, less than 18 percent of counties (553) accounted for 80 percent of lynching victims, and less than 7 percent of counties accounted for half of all lynching victims.”
does “anonymous” really want us to believe that there was such a difference in crime between non lynching and lynching counties that would justify such an ignorant claim (“anonymous” by definition is a genderless It)?
Again, you are using the latest buzz word “racist” which, as explained above, has not meaning.
You pro-feminist liberal leaning is evidenced by citing a book from a woman.
Marxism vs Identity Politics
Good piece. I like your conclusion and hope it’s enacted. Though I’m pessimistic.
In my lifetime in the USA, I’ve seen Blacks become racist. It’s quite the insult to MLK, Jr. and the social contract he offered all Americans:
The Content of Character, not Color of Skin should be what we judge one another. White Americans accepted the challenge. Southern states led the change. Nearly all, except the weak-minded and sick-minded began to live that new social rule. Nearly all Whites still hold to the contract.
But, Liberals and Street-Race hustlers filled the void left by the assassinations of MLK, Jr. and Malcolm X.
They led many generations of Blacks into the dead end of race hatred.
That’s where we are today. Whites are the target of Black hatred en masse.
Unlike the late 50s and 60s there are no moral leaders, on either side. So, violence will continue. Tens of thousands have monetized the violence. It’s a Gig industry.
It will end bitterly. That’s the American way when they lack national leaders.
Watch a recent interview with Shelby Steele. He has a very clear idea of where we are. And, I think you would agree with him.
Shelby Steele On “How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country”
Larch, you wrote an important truth:
“Liberals and Street-Race hustlers … led many generations of Blacks into the dead end of race hatred.”
But I will offer a further observation: Now the media and the politicians are desperately trying to convince the bulk of U.S. society that reciprocal racial hatred is entirely responsible for what is happening. From my knothole in the fence (I remember Eisenhower), in the “good old days” race riots were clearly defined as race riots. But this is different.
Ask yourself this question: Is it plausible that what we see today, with regard to who is participating, is due entirely to race relations?
Race riots did not, and still would not threaten the status quo.
Passage from Gopher Buxley’s ‘Brave New World Above Ground’
“Well I’ll tell you one thing for sure,” replied Albert. “My wife Elaine used to have at least 6 babies at a time now it is only two. If this keeps up we will be extinct in a month! Also there is the rumour that green chilli root can cause cancer.”
Albert resumed digging and commented mournfully, “When I was young my whole family was together, sharing everything and looking after one another, now everything has changed. Some of the young ones have meetings that say they all want ‘justice’ and to live above ground. Don’t they know about the eagles and hawks?”
Jordan sighed and muttered as if to himself,”The burrows is a great economy, but gopher society is not benefiting because of the robber baron mentality of the top 1% controlling the production and selling of carrots and radish. Also the spear makers work for the politicians. The general gophers of the lower burrows like us get no benefit at all.”
why is it an insult to MLK, Blacks becoming racist?
what did you expect: that the empire would leave such as MLK and Malcolm X there to keep Black people in fit insurrectionary shape and form, to prepare such and even better leadership to follow them?
MLK had no modus that could make his dream a reality..left none for the people to follow.
For MLK’s dream to become a reality the Empire would lose. that is why the Empire killed him rather than wait for a modus to become a possibility, for the dream to take concrete shape and form
it was the same with Malcolm X and perhaps Malcolm offered more of a way to achieve a better American society than MLK did.
both were killed for the same reasons..threat to the staus quo in real terms..leaving Black people bereft of anything morally that could forestal their decay into what we have seen, from the ceaseless human degradation inherent in capitalist exploitative ideology and practise
there is nothing there in american social relations that was not to be expected from capitalist need, intent and purpose. there is little thats going on that was not to be anticipated by those who were observant enough, and accurate followers of capitalist evolution from its beginning to currently. how many minds that have spoken have told us so, and left their own road maps including the most famous, Orwell and Huxley.
Black people have been degraded! why would the empire seek or do anything different to Black people everywhere than to degrade them into a reality incapable or revolutionary response..and in the process kill all effective Black leaders who would lead positively in other directions?
the empire has degraded everyone in that way in fact and they have a ways yet to go before that is completed..but the empire is well on the way, maybe even further along than I imagine
however at this stage the empire is in real trouble….
I dont know what Corona virus is but it is clearly no vicious biological attack on the human species as the very timely recent article by Zuesse explains about biological warfare and its limits.
there does appear however, something deliberate to Corona but what?
and Corona’s coincidence with the collapse of Wall Street lends support to this.. as that massive fraud and its extraordinarily negative impact on the ordinary people of world has been effectivley hidden, muted and diluted by Corona and the deluge of propaganda about it.
then aparatus of Corona the structured response works for capitalism: lock down of the planet and to place distance between ordinary people.. a structure that keeps people apart..opposite to the natural comisseration about the situation at times like these that can produce revolutionary activity. that to my way of thinking is what ‘social distancing’ is all about.
but the people have seen though this and that is a massive development indeed: the propaganda is not foolproof anymore. the people are out in the streets Corona be dammed. indeed Floyds murder was the trigger and BLM is central..so far.
but we all know there is a lot more to the current global uprising than the murder of Floyd and the expiation of colossal White American guill, relative to Black people..which is good. White American guilt seems real.. White Ameirca has done serious damnage to Black people..and to many other peoples as well.
White Americans..perhaps even all whites in the world are human and the guilt has been bottled. it is time to let it go in preparation for something new. there is the possibility in the social potential of a massive popular creative effort that sweeps capitalism into the dustbin of History, creating the democracy essential to correct humanity in nature… taking humanity forward maintaining, enhancing our original chance in nature..a chance diminishing with capitalist longevity
the capitalists have created the human crisis..capitalism is no answer it is the problem. the choice could be more stark or clearer for humanity at this point..democracy or hell! consequences that reduce humanity in nature to insignificance..and or elimination soon enough
our moment, right now…appears to be a our collective responsibility to end capitalism and create a saving democracy for humanity..or whatever form of social organization we find capable of that task right now.. necessity is the mother of invention just like cause and effect is the modus of existence… not the content of holy books
Capitalism has finally failed irrevocably in my estimation! there is no where for the capitalists to go now but into the nightmares of Huxley and Orwell. we are well on our way. there. to save humanity it is time to stop capitalism, to ring the bell on the capitalists, round them up, depose them, clear an island somewhere and send them there with the means to grow their own food and build shelter
Sadly I think we are on the way to a form of nihlism as a state of existence….in the direction of zombieland.All those guys playing such vid games do not realise how it is going to play out in reality…..probably having to face up to such guys that have played call of duty.
“there does appear however, something deliberate to Corona, but what? ”
That is the question.
“..White Americans..perhaps even all whites in the world are human and the guilt has been bottled.”
This only works with a self-hating ‘culture’ of people from a country based on genocide, salvery etc (and ruled by Jews) – in Serbia where I come from (and I am sure many other places) – we never enslaved anyone (as far as I know) and we don’t hate ourselves or our race.
We were enslaved by Ottomans over centuries, Spaniards were enslaved by Moors etc.
The Ottomans built Skull Tower in Nis made from the skulls of the Serbs who rose up against them. It was specifically built as a warning and a symbol of Ottoman rule and oppression against us. Now it is a shrine. I do not think any Serb wants this monument torn down….
SG and Tomo ,
As long we are allowed to exist , the tower of skulls will remain standing.
It was in August of 99’, when I first gazed upon the tower of heroes. The tears streamed down like never before, as I prayed for the eternal souls of Vojvoda Sindjelic and his men. Not tears of sorrow, but tears of pride and love for these skulls represented all the brave Serbs who sacrificed everything, including their lives, for the freedom of their people.
The Ottomans thought that this tower made of Serbian skulls would strike fear in the people, just as they had hoped the desecration of thousands of impaled Serbian freedom fighters, would do, throughout the centuries of Slavery. Instead those horrific acts further strengthened the resolve of men and women, who welcomed the heavenly kingdom, rather than live a slave.
I’m saddened for those Serbs who converted to Catholicism, under the Austrians, and later became what’s called Croatians today, or Serbs under the Ottomans, who converted to Islam. They suffered extreme hardships and chose assimilation with the invaders, rather than subject their families to more torment and misery.
But for Serbs who still celebrate their Holy Slava, as our ancestors did a millennia ago, the skulls symbolize the immense sacrifices of those who chose slavery and death, rather than give up their Orthodox faith and Serbian soul.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of Serbs that hate Serbia and Montenegro (where self-hating Serbs are persecuting the Serbian Orthodox Church even) especially in the so-called artistic community but they are financed by those who finance BLM too.
“To save humanity it is time to stop capitalism, to ring the bell on the capitalists, round them up, depose them, clear an island somewhere and send them there with a shovel a few seeds and a copies of ‘Gardening for Beginners’ and ‘A Branve New World'”, said Elon Musk.
Just to add to that in a mea culpa … I am an artist/author specialising in ‘mutiny’. The causes and effects of such and why cowards in positions of power can cause great calamity. I painted the illustrations and wrote the novel concerning the ‘Bounty Mutiny’ trying to discover the reasons humans do what they do in particular situations.
Nothing changes and unfortunately it is depressing that in adulthood cowards are cowards and bullies are bullies when pushed to the limit of their reasonings and physical dangers. The schoolyard is often where it begins to manifest itself.
The deeper question is ‘what makes a bully a bully and a hero a hero? I know it can change as when I was younger I played physical sports and always needed to prove myself against someone better, not someone I knew I could beat. In latter years this encompassed intellectual matters as well. It is not a sin to be beaten it is more a reason to improve.
Yes, it will end bitterly. And yes, “neither the USA (as the host of the Empire) nor the Empire itself (which is a parasite living off the USA) are in any condition to reform themselves”, as proven by history.
Before it collapsed, the Roman Empire tried some sort of “reform”. It ended slavery, but introduced the serf system (later to be called feudalism in Europe), by which former slaves were given some land to farm,but still remained in bondage to their masters. There is no way that a financially inflated elite will give up it’s power over a country and the empire it controls. They will play their game right down to the bitter end.
Finally, I would like to repeat what I wrote before. During the past couple of years, analysts and commentators have raised the question if the US will see a new civil war. I always responded in the negative, as such a development is virtually impossible. There is no way that the 1861-1865 civil war can be replicated, because who would fight it ? Does anybody think that unemployed, or poorly payed husbands and fathers would leave their families to join some new army ? No way. However, what I did state is that social and political disturbances, resembling a civil war, are indeed possible, and I was proven right by the latest developments.
The demonstrations and riots we currently have are not just a response to the killing of an Afro-American by a white cop, with three others standing and watching. The killing just acted as a trigger and a response to the social, economic and financial situation in the US. Depending on sources, we can simplify things and state that one third of the workforce is unemployed, one third is employed in some capacity, but being poorly payed, while the remaining third is employed, but needs to be broken up into two categories, those who live from pay check to pay check and those who are doing a little bit better. Overall, those who are dissatisfied outnumber those who are satisfied, a situation resembling the one in France in 1789.
What we have now is a precondition to what will eventually happen, namely a repetition of the situation in New Orleans in 2005 during Katrina. When the city was flooded, 50 % of the police force did not show up for work, staying at home. Of the remaining 50 %, about 25 % came to work, while the remaining 25 % went on a looting rampage, which was even shown on the Internet.
What will trigger a social situation worse than the one we have now ? According to numerous analysts and commentators, a financial collapse of the US dollar, printed in huge amounts and backed by nothing. The collapse will be “supported” by the gigantic foreign and domestic debts, which can never be repayed. Will the US survive in such a situation, or will it dissipate, breaking up ? We shall see, but I am not an optimist. I think the country will break up.
Will the US survive in such a situation, or will it dissipate, breaking up ? We shall see, but I am not an optimist. I think the country will break up.
Exactly. The dollar is the only remaining glue holding things together as it is. When that goes, so will any pretense of the US being a unified country from “sea to shining sea.” Gonna get real interesting out there until things eventually sort themselves out.
Extract from the best selling ‘The Brave New World of Gophers’
“I don’t care what you ‘feel’,” bellowed Thumper Gopher to the large gathering of Western gophers belonging to OER (Organization for Eastern Resistance).
“What we want is action. What we want is resistance. What we want is every Gopher regardless of being male or female, albino or grey, long or short, religious or not, to dispense with any feeling of individuality and join our struggle.
“That the Eastern gophers have developed the deadly ‘extract of noeyela’ which supposedly blinds gophers within a meter will not deter our brave forces.
“Our individuals are strong, our families are strong, our homes are strong, our burrows are strong and our borders are invincible. Lift your claws and lift your spirits, tomorrow we will conquer all those who stand against us, we will scatter them to the far corners of the garden and we will take over their burrows.”
“Squeek, squeek,” came the thunderous chorus of Western gophers as they lifted their paws towards the cavern roof.
So the stage is set. Who can save the day? Will it be the new charismatic leader of the Western gophers aptly named Thumper, or will Phayo Gopher prevail?
“…the killing of an Afro-American by a white cop, with three others standing and watching”
Is that 3 other whites?
The way BLM and Antifa behaves, it will force the population to protect themselves from chaos. In the name of order and protection the ovens will burn hotter and be far more efficient in the number of bodies they consume than any installation Nazi Germany could conceive of. Democracy is completely lost in the US, so get ready for a totalitarian dictatorship to run the country for many years to come.
“… far from promoting real “equality” the modern liberal ideology really preaches Black superiority – a special status for Blacks which cannot be symmetrically granted to White (or any other) people.”
A lot like the anti-male pro-feminist “equality for women” that you also mention in concluding. Another ideological dogma which cannot be challenged without immediately resulting in an accusation of “misogyny”. Of course, any suggestion that “equality” should have no gender specificity is quite laughable. Even “kill all men” misandry is perfectly acceptable, if not promoted and applauded outright, in many current contexts, including Hollywood of course. You may have to wait a while for Snow Black, but you can bet that you’ll not see Snow White rescued by any male prince in any future Disney revision either. A Miss HuckleberryAnne Finn production can’t be far off. Disney hates boys.
I totally agree with you !
I have seen the progression of this ideology for quite some time now.
There is a desire to destroy the mental and symbolic structure of the white man, especially in the cinema and cartoons which attack young boys, leaving them no other choice than to identify with girls(strong) to become men.
I am not an english speaker, thank you for your tolerance for the syntax.
Race, I would agree, is not a scientific construct and should not be recognized as such. Racism however does exist and was created largely to justify chattel slavery, and to categorize persons of a different ethnic background as inferior in order to justify holding them in a subservient position. Just as the Empire’s foot soldiers dehumanize their enemies as gooks or sand n**gers, persons of recognizably African descent have been dehumanized here in the USA.
As someone who grew up in the Jim Crow South, I can attest to the racism that pervaded that society. Although polite conversation lost its racist terminology in the 1960’s, the attitudes did not change. I also believe the US should provide some measure of special preference for those who have been and still are the victims of these racist attitudes.
That said, the liberal identity politics and multiculturalist attitudes, particularly in our universities, go too far. I am aware that honest conversations I can have with a black friend would get me named a racist if I said the same on social media. Of course if I said there were only 2 genders I would be ostracized from polite liberal company as well. If we cannot be honest with one another about our concerns and feelings, it’s hard to imagine we can move forward as a society.
The best outcome for the people of the US (of all skin colors) is that the Empire dissolve and the Union along with it. We are disunited states and a disunited people, which makes it easier for the neocon Zionists to keep us at war. The USA is no longer governable. The government in Washington has no legitimacy. Rather than continue living in a violent warmongering Potemkin village, I hope we can break into several smaller nation-states, none of which have the desire or ability to rule the world. The alternative ending to this Empire is far more dangerous.
So, one can hoist the confederate flag again and do whatever? America has to stand as one today more than ever to push back the Chinese, EU and a more powerful Russia. This does not mean go “crush” them, but to have a real multipolar world, we need a few poles and this is a very important one.
Remember all this police brutality, BLM can be solved at the stroke of a pen if there is will power. There are ideas that will work, but they want to milk todays system before they ready themselves for the next system. Once the value of todays system is gone and there’s more profit to be made by a newer system, it will be implemented. To do it, one needs critical mass. Size matters.
So, one can hoist the confederate flag again and do whatever?
Not necessarily. There is no need to reference the past to suggest a new future.
But only by referencing the past can we work towards a better future. Why do you think that history is often rewritten!
The world would certainly appreciate USA falling apart, but are Americans up to it? Can they accept and make the transition?
A simpler argument is, “When you kneel with hypocrits, you will correctly be perceived as as a hypocrit.”
Colin Kaepernick kneeled _for others_ , risking retribution which did in fact find him.
Pelosi kneels for herself.
She hardly would have gone into olitics for the people. I think it was for the refrigerators and ice cream.
These are psychopathic narcissists who would bend over, or kneel to anything capable of advancing their bottom line. They don’t care about anyone -just power, and more power.
Yeah, it’s power and money for Ms. Pelosi. You don’t stay in office until your mid 70’s, and accumulate a fortune of 100 million dollars, unless you feel a strong attraction to those two things.
Well done, Saker. Things are going to get worse. The US industry was shipped overseas starting in the 70’s, and unemployment must be at least 50% by now, despite what our lying government says it is. So, jobs are scarce. We’ve had a shutdown for months. There’s going to be a big wave of foreclosures and evictions shortly, after the corona extensions expire. US education has created a population of unthinking people, ignorant beyond all repair. There’s no saving this country. This country’s citizens (and others inhabitants) have no bright future. They will continue to actually listen to the criminals in the federal government (that would be the people who speak publicly), and they will continue to watch the media diarhea and upchucks, and they will continue to go mad.
One good thing (not from this country – nothing good comes from this country) is that Mr. Putin has modified the Russian nuclear deterrant policy to allow for nuclear response to non-nuclear threat to Russia’s existence. Washington DC, Pentagon, Wall Street? I’d like to hear you comment on this topic, Saker. It would be a winner!
Dear Friend Saker! Very good piece. Indeed, as a brazilian “preta”, I am convinced that the “Black is beautiful” slogan is a weapon (Troia horse), somewhat powerful, given the low self-feelings of ex-slave population, under a endless identity bashing, for copitation and to distract away afro-americans, and Americans in general, from the agenda that really matters. This agenda would be to build a real civilian society, in the terms proposed by Mr Luther King and Malcon X, for example. This is why they was killed after all.
You are absolutely correct! I would only add that the “pretas” in Brazil have a completely different self-image and culture than the poor US Blacks who are truly in a very bad situation and they are being used by the Neo-Liberal block in the USA. Though Brazil has its own problems, some very serious indeed, but at least it does not have a US-type of racial hostility.
As for MLK, while I do recognize some of his qualities, I find Malcolm X much MUCH more inspiring as a person. Frankly, I consider him the greatest US American in history, even though he hi9mself did not see himself as “American” at all. There is a reason why almost every US city has a MLK boulevard or place, but there are only very few Malcolm X boulevard or places. I believe that X was MUCH more dangerous to the system, after all, the man was a genius and a truly honest man, and this is why he was first murdered and then forgotten.
All we can do is keep the Memory of X in our hearts.
I thank you for your comment! It is good to know that I have friends in Brazil.
Agree saker. Malcolm X/haj Malik al Shabaz(may God have mercy on him) was the true definition of a martyr. I wish more was done to remember him. In his life, and personality, there lies many answers for people trying to overcome oppression. Unfortunately an oppressive country like the US will do everything in its power to bury such examples.
Indeed! Malcom X’s ideas and attitudes are much dangerous, because more visceral. We could point many of his qualities, but to make the comment shorter, I would draw the attention to his refusal to dialogue with the so called liberals. Liberals that are, in a dialy basis, disgustingly portrayed as leftists…
The mechanics of the racism in Brazil are way more sophisticated them the ones in operation in US.
Tell one thing. Would you read in portuguese? I know you excel in French, English, Russian, probably Spanish as well… :D
The reason I am asking is because I really think you would enjoy a lot reading the writings from Prof. Jessé de Souza.
Hugs for you as well.
Malcolm was and is a true saint. And as a nurse who has cared for many an opiate and other type of drug addicted person his remedy really works…
Brother Blue Iconoclast
Getting over-inspired by Malcolm X prevents us from acknowledging that Blacks in the U$$A have awkward ideological differences at the level of social religious expression, where such exists and where it influences social and political agendas and actions.
The historically older former clings to a Christian outlook; the more recent form (pace Malcolm X) is Islamic in outlook. Among Black politicians, pastors, etc you can find representatives of both. It is intriguing to watch Democrat politicians attempting to accommodate both sides while trying to conceal the points of tension.
Re Malcolm, it was a faction of the Nation of Islam that killed him.
Apparently Malcolm wrote a chapter, “The Negro,” that was cut from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”
Here is a discussion of it—but I wish they would just supply the whole text for readers to assess on their own.
WASP in USA means something else and I had to translate “preta”. Pretty conflicting! On one hand thought you were arrogant to claim a “wasp” here, but good I looked up the other. I think your comment sums up the reality of the situation.
In most of the world, wasp is :
By the way, “preto” is a color, in the current context, refers to our dark skin. “Negro” in portuguese, spanish is more like a negative adjective. Both translates to black in english…
Dear Anonymous, wasp is the nom de plume of the character Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish Trilogy, the first of which ‘Män som hatar kvinnor’ (Men who hate women) was translated as ‘The girl with the green dragon tattoo’ in English. Nothing to do with white anglosaxon protestants to which you refer. In the original Swedish books, Salander calls herself ‘Wasp’ although the Swedish name for wasp is ‘geting’. As the trilogy was a huge international success, I suspect more people got that reference than your interpretation
Dear John A,
The Saker has earlier in this article made mention of the fact that all Anglo-Saxons were white. When Malcolm X referred to ‘WASPS’ the ‘W’ stood for wealthy, not for white, because of the simple fact that Anglo-Saxons were white, and Malcolm X recognised that the enemy was Wealthy.
So who is the enemy of the 90% of Americans, whatever colour creed or condition? The very same people Malcolm X called ‘Wasps’, those wealthy !%ers who value Mammon over all else.
Now how can I get the world to shout it from their rooftops that ‘Wasps’ means Wealthy Anglo-Saxon Protestants! And of course one should also understand why the ‘Wealthy’ changed the ‘W’ to white, so as to hide from the truth their crimes!
Dear A S Mac
I do not disagree about wasp and white anglosaxon protestant, I was merely pointing out that the poster who calls herself [wasp] lisbet salander is referring to the nom de plume of wasp of the Green dragon on her back character called Lisbeth Salander in her own nom de plume, not the american acronym for wasp. If you actually read what I said, you should realise that.
Sorry, “Black is Beautiful” should not be taken in the literal sense. Its more a back handed compliment than anything else.
A compliment to what exactly?!
Kid: Mom, mom! that person is black. Why are they black?
Mom: Honey, people are different. And, black is beautiful.
Black is the colour of my true love’s hair
Her cheeks are like a rose so fair,
The purest eyes and the neatest hands,
I Love the ground whereon she stands
And my source says words by Robert Lewis Balfour Stephenson who is earlier than Burl Ives or Nina Simone
A compliment in the face of a long history of denigration of the black body. You miss the point on this one Saker. Yes, in absolute terms you are correct that an organization such as the NAACP is as racist as an organization named the National Association for the Advancement of White People. But this true in a historical vacuum. We do not live in an historical vacuum. People of color in the “New World” have lived under centuries of enslavement, oppression and the denial of person-hood. “The three-fifths clause (Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution of 1787) in fact declared that for purposes of representation in Congress, enslaved blacks in a state would be counted as three-fifths of the number of white inhabitants of that state.” So, blacks were not full persons when it came to representation in congress in an official sense but think how that characterization was extended by White Supremacy; it served as an ideological cog in the machinery of oppression directed against people of color. White folks had/have no need of NAAWP (though the KKK comes close) because their supremacy was never in question. Neither politically, socially and, most relevant here, cultural (which is where the trope Black is Beautiful comes in).
This superiority was in fact enshrined in law via the landmark Plessy vs Ferguson case (1896) where Oliver Wendell Holmes infamously declared “Black people have no rights that White people are bound to honor.” This was ruling was finally overturned by Brown vs Board of Education in 1954 some 58 years later. Organizations such as the NAACP (which is quite conservative these days) and BLM, are are reaction to this legacy and in that sense are defensive. Thus, when the Black Power movement arose in the 1960s and declared Black is Beautiful it was to combat the long history of debasement committed against people of color in the US. A people who, upon their enslavement, were left without a culture or identity outside that assigned by their oppressors. It is this historical backdrop that’s behind Malcolm Little became Malcolm X and Cassius Clay becoming Muhammad Ali. To be is to be able to name oneself. To say, I am not ugly I am beautiful. I reject your definition of me and will define myself. It is my basic human right.
But here is a little personal story that might illustrate what I mean. I am Afro-Latino and growing up my mother would often refer to my curly as “pelo malo.” Once I reached my teens and became more conscious, I came to resent her saying this to me until one day I said in Spanish “lo negro luce” meaning Black is beautiful. My mom had internalized the colonization done by the Spanish and now was introducing it to me which I, of course, rejected. So, my words to her were defensive to protect my self-esteem and in the larger sense allow me to exist, in mind and body, as a complete person. White folks don’t have to deal with that because it is their standards, whether of beauty, desirability, value . . . etc. that are the default.
Now all that being said, I deplore identity politics and am against this simplistic and unfair blaming of white folks for all that ails the black community. You are absolutely correct in that it is counter-productive. Commenting on the WSWS on the topic I wrote:
“I am so tired of identity politics. No one denies the role played by racism, sexism, homophobia and the rest in Capitalist society. However, strange as it may seem to many in the identity politics crowd, these are pretexts. Whatever your race, gender or sexual orientation, it is your HUMAN and DEMOCRATIC rights that are attacked under Capitalism. Race, gender and sexual orientation are exploited by the system to deny you your basic rights which then leave you vulnerable to the whole range of depredations the system can cook up.
Typically, the main desire of those that are members of the designated out groups is that they be treated like everyone else. That is hard to achieve, however, when one agitates for that based solely on one’s identity. In short, if one wishes to be treated like everyone else then one must struggle with everyone else. That means a class based struggle that fully encompasses the interests of the entire working class whatever the color, creed, gender or sexual orientation of each individual member. And, to repeat, this is not to downplay or deny the role of racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination but to recognize these, important as they may be, as supporting cast.”
Identity politics is just another way of saying “let’s you and him fight”.
The slogan “Black is beautiful” was simply an attempt to reverse in the minds of many black people a sense of inferiority that has endured for centuries. It is not a racist slogan. The slogan does not imply that black people are better than any other race.There is a historical context which involves the socioeconomic realities and ultimately even psychological idiosyncrasies. When is comes to racism, it’s not particularly relevant until the power dynamic is introduced. Racism is also alive and well all over the world. The Slavs were always seen as inferior in Europe. Racists epithets are too numerous to enumerate.
Black is Beautiful as described above is absolutely correct! a fact that the Saker misses perhaps, buiding into Black is beautiful as much negative as he has.
Racism is alive and well all over. I dont see any reduction of racism among the white people I know. what is there has always been there and these current developments have made no never mind, no change that I can see.
these are taking no knees
Racism is endemic to American culture. As a white American I can attest to this on the basis of my own feelings.
However, you don’t have to like someone to form a political alliance.
it is simple very true that someone uses race to divide groups that would otherwise be natural allies.
So, while I understand the “Black is Beautiful” idea in a historical context, I don’t think it is an effective political slogan. Neither is “White is Beautiful.” Both miss the political point, which is to focus on the historical and ongoing crimes of the 1% of all colors and persuasions and the liberals who make excuses for them. This to include seemingly anodyne NGOs such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
I honestly think it would be better to say: It’s OK to hate blacks. It ‘s OK to hate whites. But understand that to get anywhere politically you must work with them. You don’t need to like them. So let’s stop pretending (also, whites).
Both parts of the American community are troops in a fight for survival. That, IMHO, is the only thing in which we truly are “all in this together.”
It is my recollection that “Black is Beautiful” appeared at a point where leaders such as Stokely Carmichael were trying to get black people to stop trying to look white: stop processing their hair to get rid of the kinks (that scene of the hair processing on the train is one of the most harrowing and memorable in The Autobiography of Malcolm X), stop trying to bleach their skin; stop self-hating for having different lips and noses; etc.This was the era of the Afro hair style.
And, end the color status hierarchy within the African American community, whereby lighter-skinned “blacks” had more status than darker-skinned, also within families. I recall, during one of my summer jobs, working on a baloney line at the Nepco Frank Company in Roxbury, one of my line mates, an elderly African American woman, describing her grandson to me in terms of his skin color: “coffee with a LOT of cream.”
“Black is Beautiful” was a needed self-affirmation.
Part of that was also the effort to resurrect connections with Africa via the use of African textiles, etc.
It is interesting that Jews also have a history of self-hatred because of certain physical markers—mainly, the large schnozz. But skilled surgeons have been able to fix this. (I recall a couple of cases in my secondary school in Boston. Mlle Levine turned into Mlle O’Levine over the summer, reappearing in September with a pert upturned nose in place of the larger and slightly hooked one she started with. )
Obviously, no surgeon can “fix” black.
You get it. My comment above about destroying a people’s culture, identity, roots etc has led to an inferiority complex among many African-Americans that has only been exasperated by the systemic racism against them. Look at Malcolm X —- a genius who was brought up in that and would have gone the way of many blacks in the US had he not met Elijah Muhammed whose teachings gave him focus and dignity.
Black is beautiful is a slogan to African-Americans to accept their identity and humanity in understanding that the amount of melanin has nothing to do with being human, just as the color of ones eyes has no bearing to being human.
“And, end the color status hierarchy within the African American community, whereby lighter-skinned “blacks” had more status than darker-skinned, also within families.”
Indeed, remember the brown paper bag test. Unfortunately there has always been much discrimination between colored people as well.
I agree with you saker. The answer to racism isn’t more racism. However western civilization isnt built to remedy such situations. Any form of materialism, devolves into this type of chaos. As opposed to spirituality which views things from a higher perspective. Since western civilization is built on materialism, it is always going to judge based on the material reality.
“I have more money than you”
“I have a better car than you”
“I have a bigger house than you”
“My wife looks better than yous”
“My social status is better than yours”
“I am of a race superior to you”
The core of all their problems is their materialistic outlook. Its a never ending measuring contest that’s headed towards the grave. From a spirtual standpoint everyone is equal in the eyes of God with equal opportunity to draw near to God. Thats it, everything else is petty bickering. I wish their was a quick fix, but how do you change all of this. The western world is incapable of deep reflection, as everything is shallow and skin deep.
Absolutely great points. However, we have all this modern advancements because of competition.
Better foods, better travel means, longer life etc etc. All from “my x is better than your y” competition.
This goes back to long ago when one man caught a bigger fish to get the pretty girl, or when Olympics of any form was established, or when wars were fought to bring back wealth to their homeland to enrich their cities and build boulevards.
So, yeah my X better than your Y is as old as mankind.
Thanks for the reply. Yes theirs nothing wrong with wanting things. The human has to eat, needs a house, a partner, some kids are nice. What I mean is the material aspect of human beings is undeniable. The problem arises when these material things are viewed as an end on to themselves. Making them the sole purpose of existence leads to chaos. As opposed to being seen as just a means used to get proximity to God almighty. This outlook sees them for what they are, tools used for this temporal reality. This is the idea of worshipping God. Or empyting the heart from worldly things so it can solely be Gods possession. This is what the prophets(pbut) taught, as they were the ones who had a heart firmly rooted in God almighty.
Better food? In USA? Are you kidding?
In USA standards regarding food production are far bellow of EU standards.
“However, we have all this modern advancements because of competition.
Better foods, better travel means, longer life etc etc. All from “my x is better than your y” competition. ”
Ridiculous examples. Since modern chemistry has entered agriculture foods have never been worse than nowadays. Have your blood levels tested for glyphosate and other funny substances and cry. Have your modern foods tested for vitamins and (trace-) mineral content and shiver.
Better travel means, on the road maybe, but air traffic is only faster, definitely not better. High altitude radiation, lethal fumes from the jet engines because of slight oil leaks, blood clotting because of the long and cramped sitting, and endless aggravations by incompetent security personnel. Average life expectancies are no longer on the rise and 5G will make the trend go downward fast. Mark my words.
This all because of the ‘we want all of what is yours and then some’ by the 0.1%.
Those are wise words, Ahmed.
Materialism isn’t just embedded in the Western world, but here it mostly is. I think it is the ‘forgetting’ of our true moral and spiritual foundings that what is blocking us.
What we think of another person has little to do with how the other person looks like or is dressed. It has all to do with how the other person behaves. At least, that’s how I think about it.
May God have a hand on your shoulder, brother.
Thank you Saker for being who you are!
As you pointed out, many are misreadind the situation!
The divisions are immense not just in U.S but all over the planet .
This behaviour is a blatant disregard of the dignity and to the rights of all people, not to mention the native populations that went through a lot in any country worldwide!
Now, it is the time for us to come back together as one race and to live their lives in dignity and in the spirit of good human beings!
This is my reading of the situation…it will certainly be a bumpy road.
However, we’ll finally free ourselves from the ugly past that is holding us from moving forward… and together.
No one lifts a finger when Palestinians have been routinely, brutally murdered by Israeli troops / troops. Or no reaction when the Abu Grain scandal broke out in war smashed Iraq.
Every year, the freedom loving west drops upwards of 30 + thousand bombs on Muslim majority countries.
U.S. Police Forces of most cities medium and large have / are being trained by Israeli Police / Army. Look it up on Google, if you still can find it. This has been going on for years. And not a word in the news.
The knee move that killed George Floyd is routinely used by Israeli forces in the Middle East. And not a hair is ruffled in the west.
The knee move and all the training U.S. law enforcement learned from the Israelis are all meant to be lethal.
We Are All Palestinians Now
yes … so correct “bored Muslim”
We are repeatedly divided so the .01% can rule us 99% in any and every which way possible.
The political class … the prostitutes ….. protect the elites …. the parasites by any means possible and they are thus far successful.
We are truely divided as Palestinians are : they murdered like flies – an irritation rarely worthy of a mention.
’bout thirtyfive years ago I was cycling through Newry, I was amazed by all the little white flags with the blue six pointed star hanging outside so many homes, says I to the aunt, what’s that all about? She said the Protestants were flying the Apartheid flag of Occupation, in solidarity with the Occupiers, because the Protestants of N. Ireland were being oppressed by the Catholics, just like Apartheid Occupiers were being oppressed by Palestinians.
That day, and every day ever since, I am an Irish Catholic Palestinian.
Emancipate Gaza…………..freedom and justice for all!
I don’t know which part of Newry you were cycling through but I have lived in Newry most of my life and it is a Catholic nationalist city. The protestant area is mainly around the Belfast Road and some parts of Bessbrook. I have never in all of my 50 years seen any more than a few Israel flags and they were around the Latt area. Newry is very much a city that supports Palestine; the flag is on display beside the Irish Tricolour and the Starry Plough in all our areas.
If we do not obey that has become obvious.
After going to demonstrations against the German government’s corona measures I experienced that myself.
Compared to the real Palestinians it was nothing but to see four policemen sitting on a Woman who kept only a distance of 1.2 meters instead of 1.5 meters and see her handcuffed and driven away in a police car was pre-corona unheard of.
Personally I was kept in a spot for a while and then fined for an illegal assembly with 27 other protesters.
Again that is nothing compared to what is going on in Palestine but it gives a little taste of it.
In contrast there are BLM demonstrations where distances, fce masks and so on do not matter.
Well, I think you guys should review Ron Unz denialism behavior and my comment on Mr. Unz behavior here:
I mean even Mr. Unz himself is blinded by his bigotry hatred on black people like that, and he seem to forget about the true matter about the “divide and conquer” by his overprotective on the police who murder George Floyd under the pretending action ‘I just suggest others looking way’. So I wonder how many Americans and people around the world can be stupid like that.
Vietnam government right now use this George Floyd incident to teach those Vietnamese Inferiority Complex a hard lesson to be proud about their motherland but they do wrong. However, Vietnamese medias, same to Western ones, concentrate the narrative ‘evil white cop kill poor black people’ meanwhile they never discuss that US police kill more white than black or anti-white racist is truly happening in Vietnam. Many Vietnamese medias, possible under the influence of US and Western politics, like Vnexpress try to justify the killing on George Floyd in indirect ways, and I read the comment section on Vnexpress and shockingly find out that many Vietnamese still believe that US will be ok, judgement will be done, US is still better than Vietnam. Some people Vietnam begin to wake up right now about US but in ‘half-sleep’ way due to the Hollywood propaganda and corruption of Vietnamese government since the 1990s.
I and others Vietnamese also make the discussion like that:
We Vietnamese cannot and never trust China (to we Vietnamese, trust China is equal shooting on our head), but right now we cannot trust US can be reliable ally to Vietnam right due to its situation. However, I and the others truly worry about the young ones because majority of them does not understand how to pragmatism to US, China, Russia, and others, and the young ones still believe US is better than Vietnam (get brainwashed).
Vietnam future right now is truly like a “lost way” torpedo in the sea.
Reality is becoming very apparent.
What is actually happening?
Real, and genuine, protests in a hundred (or so) American cities, against the exact same evils that the American regime has been inflicting upon other lands and peoples. We are (Removed language,MOD) , and it is getting hard to deny. This realization is going to continue to unfold.
While I certainly don’t intend to accuse you of racism, Mr. Saker, I think your understanding of BLM is a little bit off the mark. And this is just my opinion, but as someone who has attended some of the recent protests in the US I see BLM as a group of mostly young, adolescent individuals who mean well but are still lacking in knowledge and come from a place of naivete…for example, very few of them are aware of US imperialism and the things that are happening outside of the USA, let alone aware of what the USA is doing to the rest of the world. I wouldn’t call them a black superiority group – they are more like a pro-black rights group with demands that don’t go beyond curtailing police brutality in this country. I mean, their only real demands are for justice for the (very real) victims of police brutality in this country as well as less police violence.
I see them as kind of like the hippy movement of the 60’s… very young, dreamy individuals with no clear leadership and only general demands. Such movements are easy to co-opt and destroy. If they had stronger leadership and were more aware of where their movement could fit in within the greater cosmic order, they might actually be able to make some real changes.
Either way, I think what they are doing is better than standing by and doing nothing, as the vast majority of Americans are at this time. Police brutality in the USA is a very real problem. The other day, a young man in his 20’s, just a few blocks from where I live, was delivering food for his job as a delivery driver around 9 pm. The police just happened to be driving by, and were shooting *anyone and everyone* with rubber bullets. Well guess what, they aimed at his head, fired, and took out this young man’s eye, leaving him *permanently blind* in one eye. What was his crime?! Nothing other than doing his job, and being targeted by a group of trigger happy cops. That could have been me, if I had been outside at the time! These same cops went on to shoot dozens of more completely innocent people with rubber bullets, pretty much targeting anyone and everyone, even though most of the people they shot weren’t even protesting! A similar thing happened to a young woman in Dallas, Texas, who was just returning home with her groceries and was mercilessly shot by an imbecile in uniform. There are pictures of her on the internet with a gaping head wound, blood streaming down her face, crying, the blood mixed with her tears streaming down her body. Unbelievable. In what kind of country should this be allowed to happen?
Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is that the anti-police brutality protests are 100% justified, regardless of whatever agenda is being ultimately pushed by the different groups attempting to lead these protests. As for BLM, they are mostly harmless and should not be regarded as hostile, even if they are naive and incapable of making real political change. At the end of the day, we are going to need these youthful, energetic, and open minded people who go to protests like the BLM ones to join forces with us and make a real push for change in this country… a day which I pray will one day come.
Most sane comment here. Thank you!
The story about the rubber bullet is terrible. Now why is the police still allowed use rubber bullets/ “flashballs” ? Isn’t this an issue BLM could get behind?
I agree that BLM does seem to attract a whole range of people, including those with genuine grievances, those who were shocked by the George Floyd footage & naive millenials.
So far the only objective BLM seems to have achieved is the removal of historical statues. It looks like Churchill’ s statue in London may go. We all know the West enjoys re-writing the events of WW I & II, so why not whitewash some of their own history…
Now under the cover of the BLM protests, the West can finally remove some landmarks of their most prominent war criminals and pretend that they never venerated such people.
No. The comment is neither sane nor excellent. At best it is naive, at worst disingenuous. As The Saker correctly said: “…the best way to control a potentially dangerous opposition is to infiltrate it and then redirect it in a safe direction…”. BLM are promoting the slogan: “Defund the police”. Gaining control of a public service in order to turn it into a profit-making enterprise is simple. Step 1: defund it. Step 2: encourage everyone to notice that the (now defunded) public service is not delivering good outcomes anymore. Step 3: propose that the public service be privatised. Step 4: set up a private company to provide the previously public service, receive rivers of money from the government to provide the service, and sit back and enjoy the profits. This is a neoliberal playbook we have seen followed time and time again. The privatisation of public education is just one example. So BLM wants to defund the police. This makes them complicit in the neoliberal project. You want to live in a town or city in which the forces of law and order are accountable not to the citizens but to a bunch of shareholders interest only in making money? Good luck with that.
So, how does it feel?
Does it feel good?
Do you not know?
All of us face death.
Then, we face God.
Good luck with that.
“The Black is beautiful” ideological dogma as The Saker puts it is just a dishonest virtue-signalling canalisation of the structural socioeconomic hardship of many black people by the (anti-)cultural established institutions.
“How can you claim Blacks are systematically oppressed when Lebron James makes 100 Mio $ a year” is a typical way to dampen the fundamental social and economic inequality we see today among (not only) poor black people vis-a-vis those that profit off the prevailing system.
Phony and dishonest diversity in movies, in politics, and the media are not a way of black-worshipping but a deliberate measure to keep the pretence of the liberal-minded good society, not only within the U.S. but also outside the Empire’s outposts.
E.g. Hip Hop at the beginning was very much a cultural expression of political and social injustices which has been commercialized, domesticated and de-radicalized into an unbearable-to-listen-to shell of his former radical roots.
“Yes, it takes much more courage to speak against the prevailing ideological dogmas than to meekly parrot the official narrative. That is the price to be paid for true, inner, freedom.”
Very true Saker, very true…..
Good article! I haven’t seen any trace of ‘BLM’ in relation to Africom and it’s French equivalent. Western military intervention in Africa is relentless, racist and awful. Wasn’t NATO v Libya a racist war? Look at Chad. The West is all about the West and nothing but the West.
If BLM and other activists mean to dispose of the Forgiveness available to them through The Blood Of Christ, then they bring death upon their own heads, for their own rules will require their own blood to pay reparations a thousand-fold for the murder of a million Iraqi people, including half-million innocent Iraqi children, at the hands of their AngloZionist Empire. All the protesting will not absolve them of their many war crimes, not just in Iraq, committed in their name, paid for by their taxes, and ratified by their silence and willful ignorance. They bring their own judgement to themselves.
I think you are mistaken. The rulers of Empire are internationalists and have no particular loyalty to any geographic area or peoples. Loyalty is to the Empire only. Unlike previous Empires because of the internationalism of its rulers it can operate from anywhere.The Empire is not collapsing.
All that is happening is that it’s base of operations is moving from the USA to China. The USA has served it’s purpose and is being squeezed of it’s last drop of blood before it gets discarded. The fight in the US is between American Internationalists (Democrats and some Republicans) vs American Nationalists (Trump).
The only fly in the ointment ? China’s lack of natural resources. That’s is where Russia comes in. By forming a double helix ,as Larchmonster called it, (Chinese manpower and Russian raw materials) the Empire’s new base of operations is now ready.
“By forming a double helix ,as Larchmonster called it, (Chinese manpower and Russian raw materials) the Empire’s new base of operations is now ready.”
That could be!
However, it has always been the case of the Parasite Seeking the Best Host It Can Find……. and I think there are good reasons for those that make up the individual cells (persons) of the Body of the Host to be a great deal more optimistic and less filled with foreboding and other negative, fatalistic emotions than expressed in many of the comments here.
For the plain fact of the matter is that in almost all cases of this Parasite/Host dynamic in past human history…..like a Brontosaurus..(with a brain the size of a walnut) …the body of the host, the vast majority of its individual persons were just victimized and used and recycled muscle or bone or organ cells.
Or in the case of George Soros…..self Identified as a large intestine….. plus rectum.
This is still the case with most cells of the current body of humanity, but with a crucial difference I don’t see anyone noticing yet:
Through evolution….the BRAIN size…..the Collective Mind of Mankind…..is proportionally increasing!
In fact, this Vineyard, although a tiny portion of the entire body …..or mind…of Mankind….is representative of the process as a whole. And there is a process of acceleration underway….available to increasing numbers of minds whose bodies are of all shades of black and white and in between where the connectivity of the internet reaches.
Which will vastly increase with BRI.
And so, the Parasites are living in great fear and desperation of losing their traditional Oligarch Control.
Just consider this brief parody of Billy Gates of Hell: https://youtu.be/ZQcvuftqXFY
Muscles and entrails were always dumb and always will be dumb…their IQ is non-existent.
But unless the minds of scores of millions in the world…..the brain cells…. (who are getting sharper by the day.)…are killed or Corralled very soon by desperate and transparently evil stunts like this year’s Plandemic….planned by the Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation and such appendages of the Parasite Empire, their chances of success in turning “The Double Helix” into a NEW Empire run top to bottom by these Parasite Freaks…..is not great. It isn’t even very good!
Unless they succeed in poisoning the collective human mind with division….and most of all Pessimism!
Which is the root of corruption. So root it out of yourselves!
Ergo don’t write off Russians and Chinese as all unconscious of the Parasite/Host dynamic…..Down South…..NOR would I write off all Americans of Whatever Color either…as is so much in fashion here….to ego- identify with the New Winner….and ditch the old host….just like the Parasite Class is preparing to do!
In fact, I don’t have any problem with Black Pride or Black is Beautiful as slogans to counter a past of dehumanization and MENTAL enslavement as long as it isn’t perverted by making it a new instrument of Mind Control.
The fact that many American blacks understand the hustle….the “Pimping Out of Our Struggle” as blacks like Brandon Tatum and Candice Owens put it…..and know full well that Soros The Intestine that wants to consume and shit out Humanity of all races for the Parasite Bloodline Families…hijacked BLM and deploys Antifa.
So growing numbers of thinking blacks. will not kneel to that transparent occultic bullshit which means that those Brain Cells of Eurasia….just may have enough allies here that won’t allow Soros to flush the USA down the toilet (along with the sovereignty of every other nation on earth…). And if you’re thinking, that ought to make y’all a bit less pessimistic.
And yes….the Symbol of Kneeling (besides Kaepernick …who’s a dummy pawn) was established first in the incident in Minneapolis May 25th…..and is a Death Cult (Empire) Symbol.
You’ve gotta be a moron or a real slave to partake in that absolute virtue signalling, brainwashed nonsense.
… like usual.
‘The only fly in the ointment ? China’s lack of natural resources. ‘
You are mostly right. But the real fly in the ointment is that Russia and China don’t want to play along. They want their own ‘Multi-polar World Order’ and thus are enemies of the Empire as well (i.e. it’s a three sided war, the Empire, the Nationalists and the MPWO).
As for the U.S., the Empire won’t give it up, they want to continue to use it as their mercenary army. As regards the $US, they already see the writing on the wall, as evidenced by Mark Carney pushing a new digital currency to replace the $US. The only question is will the Empire manage to control the dollar’s replacement, or will China get their first with its own gold backed digital currency.
“All that is happening is that it’s base of operations is moving from the USA to China”
I don’t know about that Down South, The ‘Rulers of Empire’ are basically anonymous in America, and they really own it here, not so much in China, and things change in China, you make a deal with a ‘Money’ friendly Dong Chow Ping then he dies and is replaced the straight laced Pres. XI a reformer without compromise! The problem is; The rulers of Empire can’t run the Empire they rule!
I found this jolly good too.
allow me to offer the actual trigger that will set off the response the empire will be unable to quell. it has nothing to do with race and all but the most mentally blighted will see that truth instantly and realize who their real enemy is. currently playing one side against the other is the only practical way the elites can hold on.
the empire has one foot in the grave and is standing on a banana peel with the other
what we all share in common is economics. what we all share in common is the cornacopia of false promises made by the quasi capitalist state to each and everyone one of us. whether it be healthcare, pensions, subsidies, tax breaks…you get the idea. to keep all the balls in the air the past 60 years the state has borrowed furiously far into the future to buy off its citizenry with a hamburg today paid for next tuesday. the continuation of which is now becoming IMPOSSIBLE throughout the west not just the usa.
the rulers know it, they know their time is short before massive civil unrest overtakes their ability to keep power. sometime very soon maybe as early as next autumn the state will begin the process of altering and even cancelling various social promises it has long made to its populations. the expected social response of this inevitability has them worried.
hence, we see the riots as early warning signs they are now trying to direct, we see the absurd over reaction of covid19 and the newspeak response of contact tracing and social distancing……..folks this is all about keeping a lid on anticipated revolution once the social contract is broken next year or a bit later. they want in place a means of knowing who is where and when and with whom….using a pretend pandemic as the method of choice to soften up the less educated, less logical, more emotional segments of the population. obstensibly it seems to have been swallowed whole but then, the social contract has not YET been repealed.
once that takes place whatever color you self identify the one thing you will realize you have in common with all those other shades on the pallet is you’ve been had…after a lifetime of playing by the rules and working hard.
then we shall see if the machinations of the rulers to keep power withstands the public reply to being swindled
I have a variant of what you present as the inevitable.
Americans view their social contract in non-economic terms.
Rule of Law, One Man-One Vote, Equal Under the Law are the internalized precepts of the American Social Contract. With these as the base, they will accept inequitable outcomes economically. They just want their property rights, their voting rights, their opportunity rights (to get a job, own a small business, travel freely) preserved. They don’t even insist on good educational standards or reasonable medical care costs, much less world class schools and universal healthcare.
For 50 years they have accepted and then forgiven the destruction of the whole Middle Class while turning against the Chinese as the cause of the American stagnation.
Similarly, the Middle Class has allowed massive illegal immigration to stand, even though it economically as well as culturally and socially impacts them enormously.
The third rail is “Class”. Americans are taught to stay away from class strife, even in open discussions. They are told it reeks of Communist/Socialist ideology and thus, defending their own hard-earned status in the Middle is not to be done in public.
Proof of this is self-evident. Americans rally around things economic only if those things are wrapped in the flag, as Trump has done for his campaign MAGA and America First. But these are not internalized by his followers. These are exalted liberation from “external forces” in China and Mexico, not the true domestic contradictions in capitalism, Elite Liberal policies, or financializations that have distorted all markets in the system.
This is to a great extent correct. The whole idea of a social contract is foreign to Americans. I mean, the term. They expect so little of their government.
The land of the brave and the free don’t need no social contract!
Since most Americans don’t ever travel, they have no idea how much better regular people have it in other countries, which came out to some extent in Michael Moore’s film on the disaster of health care in the USA (can’t recall title).
Now of course this has also changed quite a lot recently, at least in France. Even so, the waning European social democracies offer a better deal to regular people when it come to health care, education, quality of food, etc.
All this is unknown to most regular Americans. Not to mention the possibility that people might be better off in Russia than here.
” I suppose that by telling themselves that these latest riots are “just like” or “not nearly as bad” as past US race riots they try to reassure themselves by maintaining the illusion that what is taking place now is of limited and/or temporary magnitude.”
Another revolution around a fixed point – a.k.a. going round in circles – predicated upon the practice of attempting to bridge doubt by belief to attain certainty/comfort, facilitated by socialised aversion to doubt, contingent immersion in “positive thinking”, contingent aversion to silence and contingent predeliction for babbling to ward off “evil”.
The opponents -a.k.a colleagues, interlocutors, partners etc – are sources of amusement and lands of opportunity to be encourgared by discouragement including “silence”.
Got it, OlyaPola….
Is the wind blowing through the Neva river still cutting like a blade?
Would like to go for Victory Day…but you do not allow visitors…
“Is the wind blowing through the Neva river still cutting like a blade?”
Generally from November to March funneled up Nevsky Prospect cutting journey times to the Moscow station..
It is usually wiser to go to Siberia then for a healthier climate since Leningrad/St. Petersburg winters were/are always too damp.
“Got it, OlyaPola….”
If so why no “silence”?
Wind can be encouraging but silence more so since it affords more complexity and contingent doubt/revolutions around fixed points/emulations, whilst encourgarement facilitates stuttering. .
Bolshevist Lollygaging Militia (BLM).
A pretty rare slang word used in the 80’s.
Doing something pointless, hanging around, loitering or doing nothing.
The term Lollygagging goes back to the 1800s, and it’s a great word for describing someone just hanging about and dawdling.
You can only know what one has gone through if you go through it yourself. You can empathize and all that, but you cannot know how it is.
If your people were never enslaved, you cannot know, the life of a descendant of a freed slave whose identity, culture, and roots have been plucked out and turned inside out. You cannot understand the victimisation that goes with systemic racism that has destroyed African-Americans, including the systemic destruction of black families through drugs, jail, single parenting etc.
Jane Elliot is one caucasian who seems to grasp what is going on. And through her experiments of blue-eyed and brown-eyed “racism” has tried to educate those who can “opt-out” of such racism, which African-Americans and Africans have suffered.
PS – I do have an idea of what I am talking about being and African and also having lived in the west.
Now, God is always right. An eye for an eye would very quickly restore equity everywhere. Even Russia’s resistance to empire, could be very easily fixed, with “do unto others as you would like others to do unto you”. The whole issue is hypocrisy, double standards, two-tiered justice etc. But of course, I am naive, that will never happen as long as some feel exceptional, superior etc. But if the roles where reversed, the perpetrator would scream just as loudly if not more at being victimised at role reversal. If US became 3rd world and neo-colonized like Africa, she would quickly shout injustice. The Jew becoming an Arab and the Arab having the authority of a Jew? Well just look at Nazi Germany and the holocaust; the present Jew decries the injustice done to him by Germany while inflicting the same injustice to the Palestinian.
Humans are hypocrites. Nobody here would like to receive the African -American treatment and that proves that that injustice is well understood. Likewise, black racism should not be accepted, but then why let them live under such circumstances which are unacceptable to you? Why judge their reaction to injustice when they are not in a position of Power to change their circumstances unlike for example Israel?
If we can’t stand for change to the African-American situation, at least let’s keep out of it, rather than belittle the injustices done unto them.
I tend to agree with you… and I think – regardless of having greatly appreciated all of Saker’s empire analyses – that his two pieces on these protests have missed the mark by a long shot. I’ve lived in the US twice as long as Saker, and it is simply inconceivable that one should not notice the extent of the discrimination against blacks in the US – and worse, appreciate its terrible destructive effect. Those of us who have not experienced it all simply cannot judge. This is not to say that poor white people are also not oppressed, though differently – by an exploitative economic system.
What is today the US arose out of blood of millions, with its enormous wealth being built by exploiting many others. Yet the wealth still is not accessible to those on whose backs it was built. Can you imagine how much violent energy must have been expended to kill off – for several centuries – most of the native population? And the violence necessary to maintain over 250 years of slavery? (Which is also why any comparison to USSR is widely off the mark and quite inappropriate (not the least because it introduces false equivalency) – even at its worst, the USSR never indulged in that kind of terror and violence.) This violent instinct in the US – rarely explicitly acknowledged – lives in the subconscious psyche of the population. And those who have power – like police are allowed to exercise it, with few constraints.
As for the current protests – who knows. Given the decades long immiseration of about 80% of the US population, how can any one be surprised that people would rebel at some point. Black or purple – the color does not matter. It is the oppression that matters.
I do concur on the Malcolm X appreciation. But MLK’s contribution to the long struggle cannot be minimized in any way.
You get it. Present analysis absolutely ignores injustices that have been done and continually are done against African-Americans. If truth and justice mean something, let us Judge as we would have expected to be judged if we were those African-Americans.
The racism in the US can easily be fixed. Other “western countries” are doing a much better job with their police departments.
But anyhow, God the supreme Judge is not biased. Do to others what you would want them to do unto you, shall surely expose every wickedness, injustice, hypocrisy and malice ever Inflicted on anyone. Every secret of the heart shall be exposed. I also, know that we all, without exception know “good and evil”. We can identify injustices instantly when we see them hence why this blog is against empire. If only mankind would apply this judgement consistently across the board, denouncing injustices everywhere and not only those that affect us. If we did not cherry pick which injustices to fight against and which to ignore, life would be as it was intended by God.
Anonymous comment at 12:07 on 6/11/2020 – about the police brutality – is spot on. I have lived in Europe , and in the USA – and from my personal experience as a white man – I can say that the US police is the most brutal, most inconsiderate. I have been mistreated by California police, and in Illinois, and in Ohio, and in NY city, but not beaten – I can imagine what a black person must endure! The BLM has its strength that it does not have a national visible leadership, which could be decapitated as it happened in the 1960s, by killing Malcom X, Evers and King, or – mutatis mutandis – as it happened in Palestine with Arafat..
Apparently the main activity now in US and in some of its vassals is removing statues. I have not seen so many monuments being pulled down since the day of the collapse of USSR in 1989-1991, we are definitely witnessing the latter days of the Empire
No, things are not going to get better. If there ever was ‘the good old days’ they aren’t coming back. Quite a few years back (it was ‘the good old days’ compared to today) I stopped at a local coffee shop to grab a cup while on my way to a job. At the counter, I ordered a medium black, please. Over my shoulder, I heard a deep voice say “are you talking about me?” I turned my head to look back and then up. A huge dark-skinned guy was standing there with a partial smile on his face. I answered, “if I was talking about you I would have said large black”. We both smiled. I grabbed my coffee and went on my way. People come in all kinds of packaging but it is just the external wrapper. It’s what is inside that counts.
> I am awaiting the first appearance of Black “Snow-Black” (as opposed to Snow-White) with impatience…
Here ’tis, from 1943, the banned animation masterpiece: Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs
Racism is one of the inventions of the Anglo-Zionists to use in their system of victimization. Of course there is one group that is the ultimate victim, and this justifies to them that they can do anything they want, like murder Arabs. They and their country cannot be criticized, because everything is owed to the ultimate victims. Racism is also one of their divide and conquer tools, along with ageism, sexism, etc.
The Empire can no longer provide a high degree of material welfare to its citizens, because we passed peak oil in 2015. Fracking masked this situation, but this method was never profitable (unsustainable due to high costs), and fracking wells dry up much faster. The emperors know this, and this explains the moves against Iran and Venezuela. They are over-reacting the COVID to shut down the world economy and distribute the remaining energy to those sectors that they favor. They are no longer hiding their naked aggression.
Defunding the police departments will not be optional due to the economy. “The world is run by signs and symbols, not words and laws.” Confucious. The Empire “taking a knee” is a powerful symbol just like the policemen’s boots on our necks. The symbols are on the wall. There is no turning back The global forces are irresistible.
I wonder if the Saker could give us his view of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen mark Milley, disavowing his appearance at the St John’s Church event across the street from the White House.
Signs of the times: Saturday I was driving along a business street in a mixed, but still predominantly white, area in central Maryland. At every red light there were groups of black teenagers waving large, hand-lettered signs on long poles at passing cars. Most of them simply said “Black Lives Matter.” But an occasional sign said “Black People are Powerful in America Now.” (Had to slow down to read it completely.) They evidently feel they have the bit in their teeth now, and are running with it as fast as they can. — Suppose (hope) it will all blow over fairly soon.
The attack is on the English language (in the main, or do other languages suffer as well? Has gender-blender confusion policy attacked French and its male-female (‘vive la difference’) structure?
The target is to suppress the capacity to express and voice opinion and discussion. May as well start burning books next. Then a global internet purge of all wrong speak and wrong think (AI assisted of course).
Personally, I find it rather infantile and in the main (in the USA) part of an election cycle heading towards November 2020 (and marginal seat theory). I watch these statues being pulled down (and do not really care either way, they can always be rebuilt) and realize this time is now similar to those that erased ancient Egyptian history etc.
A melanin index for sun-exposed skin is neither here, nor there. And all very butch masculine. All vaginas are pink (as far as I know). Eyes are white, teeth are white, white is a symbol in Asian cultures that has nothing to do with African-decedent gene pools. Tongues are neither black, nor white biologically. So, this discourse is not about ontology, biology, of rational discussion. Rather, it is about entrenched social systems, worldviews, and deep myth-metaphor narratives. So, the political battles rage cantered around the ‘elephant in the room’ – Power! And most of what I see on the media is passive-aggressive deflection in the final analysis. As in Australia (and I assume many other colonized domains) the indigenous alpha-males (worriers) were killed off quickly leaving a breading pool of female and passive males defining the future. We see this selection process in Asian elephants where tuskers are vanishing in many areas due to poaching leaving only the non-tusk males to survive and breed.
As for the knee. What a strange symbolic act. Why not rush for the toilet paper like everyone else? As an outsider, I just look at the optics and see theater at work. And I note the casual sense that the bent legs posture often looks a whole lot like the bottom half of the ancient (and modern) swastika sign.
“So, what can decent people do?” … personally, I don’t think it has anything to do with decency per se. The question is what can aware people do? I mean, who cares if for a few years the broad demographics and upwardly mobile peoples of non-Anglo-European stock/heritage (the more accurate way to discern relevant distinctions, imo) want a fantasy about some “Wakanda” dreamland? Any different to Star Wars for other cohorts?
So an early step is to deconstruct the situation down past the structural bias and prejudice encrusted in the social systems (whether they be American, African, Asian, European, etc). And even deeper than the worldviews and epistemologies (the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge) that rattle and battle around our minds for space and time in pursuit of power and money. Why not get right down to the core of values myths and metaphors where tribal definitions and symbols and ‘exceptionalism’ which anchor rationalizing justifications of bias, privilege, and survival strategies – some of which define core assumptions such as who is human?
The Indian Hindu Vana (caste) system frames 1.4billion (and growing) human minds as to who is the high and who is the untouchable bottoms etc. No black-and-white dis-ease there. No matter the ‘smiles’ if you have no born place in that invented notional social hierarchy then you are an untouchable. But why not get closer to home in the Judeo-Christian domain? That one that plagues the north American context the most. Forget rabbiting on about the superficial skin-deep binaries as if the suntan mattered. Ignore the largely meaningless slang ‘N-word’ derivatives and the faux taboos that float around it. Go deeper and ask who these people are within the prevailing worldviews and meta-narratives? And how this ‘blind-spot’ might be contributing to the problem.
One only needs to ask which myths and symbols frame these people in context and should these still exist unchallenged? In my opinion, the “Sons of Ham” (specifically the ‘Curse of Ham’ and Canaan) pretty much covers it. [Genesis 9 I believe]. Thus, at the deepest values-forming levels in the human psyche, a class of people fundamentally relegated in the Jewish and Christian mythology (cosmology even) to ‘untouchable’ (non-human) as the raison d’être for slavery etc. Various wiki-sources indicate the general view that “Ham’s descendants are interpreted by Flavius Josephus and others as having populated Africa and adjoining parts of Asia. The Bible refers to Egypt as “the land of Ham” …”.
And one only needs meet folk from central upper Africa such as Nigeria and Niger (yes, folks, one more ‘g’ and you have the ‘N-words’) and notice the physical similarities with Egyptians (especially around the eyes) to see how this pernicious and blatant psycho-racial trope perpetrated through the Anglo-European worldview, cultures, social systems — and finally worldly historic events (as we observe in MSM du jour) – is at the root of much mischief, mistrust, and misunderstanding. Cui bono?
I’ll leave it there; the key point has been made. But personally, when I see mass calls for mega-class actions going back two thousand years (at least) against the authors and perpetrators of this ‘false news/views’ and scurrilous defamatory slanter on a group of humans, then I will believe we are open to making progress in this gordian knot. Tear down statues and idols all you like, imo. They will simply go back up as idols in one form or another until certain offending pages are ripped out of so-called ‘holy’ books (Jewish, Christian and Hindu etc). De-bug the program code, or continue living with the consequences.
Start by de-focusing on superficial skin-levels issues (distractions) and seek economic compensation, apologies and political solutions from those people, organisations, tribes and vested interests responsible. There would be enough monetary compensation to lift all boats – and especially within the ‘cursed’ n-domains – to really challenge the prevailing ideological dogmas at a found levels.
Indeed: “That is the price to be paid for true, inner, freedom.” Quieten down; stop giving the elites their ‘divide and conquer;’ and start with redacting Genesis 9 (24-27) and demand a public apology and formal recanting at the local Synagogue, Church, or Temple. Then let’s see where the narrative (and the fiat money) goes!
There are no blacksupremists ; Simply those who want NOT to be profiled – to be free to congregate like pale folk.
As with potus, the author is exonerating white supremists without acknowledging people of colour.
Author and unz play devil’s advocate to diminish value of people of colour.
And they’re entitled to do so – though their format is tilted away from clarity.
The knee-on-the-neck technique originated in Israel and was spread to western police forces via pro-Israel indoctrination training courses.
I wait with baited breath for the finger to be pointed in the right direction.
How Israel tortures Palestinians
Your breath will be bated for quite some time, I fear.
When I take a step back I wonder what is the real story that gets hidden by Corona, BLM and all the unimportant stuff that gets reported.
Thank you Saker from the bottom of my heart.
I have been depressed lately seeing so many ppl defending racists and violence, you just made my day a whole lot better.
If the statues are symbols of colonial oppression in the past, what is the current epitome of colonial extractive oppression? None other than the mobile phone which relies on rare earth metals extracted by western corporations from third world countries. Mix in the presence of ISIS and US troops to keep the region destabilized and dependent. The standard for that is Libya, which now has ISIS-controlled slave markets for black Africans, all courtesy of Saint Obomber. Then there are the Palestinians confined to their concentration camp in Gaza, only let out to work as cheap labor for Israelis. Closer to home are the likes of Amazon with their abusive work practises and sub-minimal wage.
These people should be throwing their mobiles into the river if they were honest.
Why knock down oppressive statues? Why throw mobile phones?
Can you imagine the reaction of the jewish community if the concentration camp Auschwitz was razed to the ground because it was considered “oppressive”? Have you noticed that Jews have sought to preserve all landmarks of their oppression. They have become shrines, places of pilgrimage..
BLM on the other hand is requesting all signs of oppression and slavery to be knocked down. History, Literature courses to be purged of “racist” intellectuals. Like it all never existed…
I don’t know why the want to knock out oppressive statues. I can hazard a guess though, Auschwitz is kept as a memorial and right now, jews are not oppressed in Germany. Maybe the same can be said of Serbia? But for the African -Americans, the injustices continue to this day maybe why they may feel to destroy the symbols of their ongoing oppression?
The huge irony is that none of this, and the dystopian future we espy, would be possible without the SLs (smart-leashes, as I call them).
Throw away these electronic chains, people.
Your smart-leashes are rotting your brains and providing access to you to control you.
“So let the Empire’s leaders take a knee if they want to: let them show their cowardice and hypocrisy.”
Yes they are onstage doing the ‘Taking the Knee movement’ but only because it is in the script, those things around their necks, (Provided by the Costume Department) add a certain ‘indescribable’ Gravitas to the scene! Pure Genius! Congratulations!
All of public life is Theater now, perhaps even ‘Theater of the absurd’, personally I think it assuredly is ‘Theater of the Absurd’ but fear not, The script is being played as written, and the Writers are always ready to make changes as necessary to ensure the Audience leaves the Theater with the understanding of Life, and their part in it, that those who fund the play want them to have! Every morning heralds a ‘New day’ sometimes, like now, the ‘New Day’ isn’t like the old one!
Where does change come from, does it come from the mind’s of Men? Or does it come from just off stage, and men react to it? Why does mankind have periodic periods of Mass Insanity? Are we entering one of those periods now?
John Michael Greer calls it the age of maximum abstraction and claims that societies cycle between the two extremes periodically. We’ve been trending toward our current position since The Enlightenment, or thereabouts. I like that concept. I think it really describes the current age perfectly. Total abstract absurdity everywhere we look now.
I couldn’t believe the African scarf thing.
Tacky!! I mean, hokey.
Welcome to Nuernberg.
Someone is planning this s—. I wonder who the event planners are.
Let me just say that I have read many of your contributions. I find you to be honest and sincere, a person of conscience who lives by the golden rule of do unto others as you would to be done to you. I don’t know if you are religious or not, although that tenet should be followed by any of integrity, virtue and truth. Please keep it that way, I beseech thee. It is very beautiful to see.
I am against any injustice and so I have seen with you.
I support Palestine against their injustice, Russia against empire, Syria against their oppressors, Hezbollah defending their land, I am against Neo-colonialism perpetrated by the “west” against 3rd world countries, I decry Sunni/Wahabi Islam that seeks to convert everyone against their will, I decry racist so called Christian conservatism that is nothing like Christ and His teachings and Way etc
I really hate —– yes hate —— hypocrisy.
You know who the ‘event planners’ are, but just like me, that revelation is one step too far!
Societies develop services for a reason. I’m wondering how long this will last before it collapses
You don’t sound racist. From Africa where I live, we’ve seen Russia adopt a black man and lift him to the Pinnacle of society. Many of us too despise the fallen nature of our African brother and some even ban marriage with them. Only a healed mind can forge a better future.
I too stand aside and watch. All lives matter not just blacks
@peter the African
All lives matter is true. But do you know why black lives matter in USA?
Can you understand a very simple principle? Save the Rhinos. Why save only the rhinos? Why not all wildlife? Sure all wildlife should be saved, but Rhinos are going extinct due to poaching. Now, extrapolate as to why the slogan is BlackLivesMatter. Come on, I am sure you can do it.
So …. extrapolating from your comment,
Black people in the USA are becoming extinct due to poaching?
Your comment reminds me of the witch scene in Monty Pythons Quest for the Holy Grail. You should probably spell it out for us.
There is systemic racism in US against African-American. Their legal system made people of colour equal a long time ago (can’t quite remember the date but maybe 1870’s). Nothing changed on the ground. This led to movement for black equality in the 1960 (MLK, Malcolm X etc).
And now, Kaepernick and others have been trying to address the systemic racism. Guess what? Why do you think that white millennials support BLM? Well since I have to spell it out, then I will. Because they have seen that the system is also games against them. The don’t have the same opportunities as the boomers. They can see where that is headed for them. They u understand that the system racism against people of color is a system that eventually is also coming for the “White trash ” and the disenfranchised, meaning many of them. They start to see police shoot at white folks like Daniel shavers and understand why.
So, BLM doesn’t mean that other lives don’t matter but rather it is a recognition that the US system is racist against people of colour and therefore, to stop disenfranchising people of colour who should be treated like everybody else aka black lives also matter and not only black lives matter.
That clear enough for you Jack ? If not, just ask and I will expound more. Maybe you should enlighten yourself on African-American treatment in the US. Look even at footage of some killings and see for yourself. Then ask yourself, if this is the footage that we can see, what about the many instances not reported and/or captured on video. Look at “Driving while black”. And the look up Jane Elliot. Maybe that will help you understand a little bit more.
Merely asserting that something is so doesn’t make it so (unless marketing is involved). The US, for your information, abolished slavery in 1863, well after the rest of the western world yet it still goes on in the form of the sex trade. I have worked with black professional people in my current company, watched black police officers, black judges, black politicians, and finally a mixed race president. Those black people franchised themselves to, and support, the US system, they don’t engage in counter culture but conform to the norms of the society they were born into. The statistics may not support your assertion, please review these: https://www.dailywire.com/news/5-statistics-you-need-know-about-cops-killing-aaron-bandler
The point that I am making is that when you disenfranchise yourself from your cultural system, that system no longer has a responsibility to support you. The black people who go on to find full time employment, who build professional careers, who work diligently seem to do well.
Having said all that, I do not support what that officer did by kneeling on the neck. He is – justifiably in my opinion – being charged. However, let’s take a deeper dive – that restraint is an Israeli police tactic, where did he learn it, who taught it to him, who signed the contract purchasing Israeli training for US police – that is the person that should also be charged.
I do live in a mixed race household, I’ve experienced racism and bullying. My mother was the victim of white on white racism, being a slav in an area of the world where slavs are not welcome. She built a life, had a family, worked hard, lived a long time and overcame it.
People need to take responsibility for the choices they make – good or bad – be a builder, not a destroyer.
With respect to your millennial comment, I generally have little use for them and I hire and retain good solid people. What I will state is that the companies that off-shored US manufacturing took durable goods manufacturing that create jobs at a rough ratio of 20 to 1 and replaced them with service industries at a roughly to 6 to 1 ratio. Not good for opportunity but … that is also opportunity.
Right back at you. Your experience is not the measuring standard for determining that there is no oppression. So, your asserting that their is no racism is what is infantile and childish to defend an indefensible position.
You talk about personal responsibility while ignoring the systemic— yes systemic—- system of racial discrimination in the US. So, I guess those people who acknowledge that is there and they have personally been witness to, are deluded and infantile. Sure, others will throw out the multi-millionaire African-Americans who primarily make it as sportsperson, musicians etc as an example for all. Well, not everyone is athlete or musician you know. Could you yourself make it as one of those?
You call my comments millennial. And that just shows you assumption thinking I am someone that I not. But just to kill that stupid notion, I retired early, from being an Enterprise Architect having successfully made it from Africa to the west. Why did I retire early? Guess what, I knew this day would come and the western way of life would collapse (hello! I designed those IT enterprise systems including SCADA systems, so I knew).
So, sorry, I don’t need your employment opportunity. I am in deep Africa in my forest farm fully self sufficient and off grid. I keep cattle, sheep, pigs, rabbits, poultry of all kind all being fed from the farm. I have grown, citrus fruits, bananas, mangoes, pomegranates, cashews, macadamia, pomegranates, herbs, vegetables, spices, olive trees, coconut trees etc. Anything that grows, I pretty much grow it.
I am living my dream life. Covid? What’s that? Masks? Again what is that? I don’t want nor need to make a lot of money from my farm but if lights go out, I am remote enough to continue living in perpetuity away from civilisation so called.
So, Jack, don’t assume you know someone when you don’t. And systemic racism exists and that you say it doesn’t probably is an indication of your participation in it. You need to belittle it because you are part of it, it seems to me.
And throwing at me some web pages and some statistics ain’t gonna cut it with me. Are they the same statistics like US GDP etc
I am old and wise enough to know that statistics can be used to lie lie lie just like with Covid, if you have an agenda. So, just know that I know those who compile those statistics have an agenda and their organisation have agendas depending on funding. But that cat is far gone from the bag. Racism is USA exists; period. Your assertions change nothing. Since you are part of the problem, bye. I don’t engage with people for engagement’s sake. I solve problems. I cannot discuss anything with you if right of the bat, you deny the existence of something obvious. Even @Saker, considers Malcolm X as a great person. What was Malcolm X about? Was it systemic racism? See; insincere and malicious is what your comments are
Written by a black professor and far more eloquently than I ever could. I think game, set, match
Black professor from academia? Ok.
You assume I am racist. You are very wrong. I support truth. If a caucasian is doing the right thing; I support them. See? I support Saker. As far as I know, Saker ain’t black. I may disagree with him on some things but overall, I see what side he is pulling for. So I support him.
A black person doesn’t necessary support blacks; case in point, black professor from Berkeley. In many cases, most people are compromised by their work. Again, take Saker as our example. He got kicked out because he did not tow the line. Simple really.
So, please do a better job than trying to whitewash US racism.
So only you are right ans everyone else is wrong or rascist. Peter Lavelle covered this on Crosstalk this week. BLM is using Marxist class language.
The problem with BLM as a “movement” is that the organization is created and funded by corporate money and big corporate-connected NGOs; any donations go to the ActBlue fund that funds Democratic Party Candidates except only those approved by the DNC.
BLM does not appear to be a genuine grassroots organization. It has not articulated any viable political aims. Except pulling over statues and triggering public-spectacle performances such as “taking a knee” by hypocrites who have destroyed the quality of life for the whole 99%, not just the blacks.
The country needs something much more far-reaching than BLM can provide.
You are absolutely correct. I agree with that. I only oppose someone coming into the discussion without acknowledging or some even downright deny the obvious about racism in US.
They are not interested in understanding what is going on and even worse analysing the potential repercussions and maybe even how to help solve the issue.
BLM is Soros controlled. I abhor Soros for the damage he has done world wide with his organisations. This whole thing is co-opted to try and remove Trump from power, illegally and unconstitutional.
I perceive many people is confused about the BLM role and true DNA in what is going on…
Please, ask yourselves some valid questions:
1) What is the relation between the Black Panthers and BLM ?
2) Did ever the BP enjoyed a such romantic and intense mediatic attention?
3) Is not BLM a subservient, vassal, slogan ? Does such slogan challenge who or what exactally?
4) What happens then if every one admits “Yes, blacks lives matters ! I saved some biscuits for you as well…” ?
5) What would have happened if the BP had enjoyed for one week the funding BLM enjoys for years ?
6) Who is paying the BLM activities?
Follow the money and ask yourselves cui bono…
AFAIR the BP didn’t go out rioting.
The BP provided services to deprived communities in Oakland.
“ask yourselves cui bono…”
Cui bono was/is a question posed by spectators and/or supplicants throughout “history”; bending not being restricted to knees.
How do the opponents’ interactions facilitate our purposes is a question posed by practitioners.
The opponents’ “strategies/hopes/wishes” derived there-from are often to create charades to limit interaction within the created charades, thereby limiting perception by encouraging others to frame questions such as “cui bono?” and seek to investigate this by disappearing down rabbit holes, akin to the medieval conference to discuss how many angels can fit onto the end of a pin.
As a function of their purpose to limit revolutions around a fixed point, the opponents are linear believers not thinkers, since interactions are always lateral, although not always perceived as such through immersion in belief often facilitated by the conflation belief/thought.
Consequently both the spectators and the practitioners have the same answer to the “cui bono” question which is – we do -, the opponents basing this on a greater assay of belief to bridge doubt when outcomes vary from expectations, whereas the practitioners facilitate this by formulating, implementing, monitoring, testing and modulating strategies of interaction, thereby further rendering the interactions of the opponents to revolutions around a fixed point – a.k.a. as going round in circles.
I shared this article when commenting on the Saker’s last post, but it’s still relevant so I’ll share it again:
The idea here is that if the American elites keep behaving like this and prostrating themselves before the rioters, then in another decade or two the United States will end up like Mexico. Perhaps you remember the Battle of Culiacán, which happened last October when the Sinaloa Cartel attacked the city of Culiacán with 700 heavily armed gunmen and the president (who had won election on a promise of “rapprochement” with the cartels) ordered the national guard to surrender “to prevent further loss of life.”
Well that is coming to the US eventually – if you are willing to abolish your police departments, and surrender your police stations to be burned by the mob as it pleases, then your days in power are numbered.
More like the current official genuflecting is a head fake heading into the elections. No matter who wins in November, I fully expect an across the board crack down on all the current nonsense shortly thereafter. The slogan will be “A Return to Normalcy,” albeit with another COVID or equivalent lockdown in place, just to be sure.
The cops are being defunded to keep them in line, a power check of sorts. This will lead to mob rule in the streets like in Chicago where record amounts of people are murdered and no one is left to investigate. But life will go on, decisions will still be made, the human race will be okay, avoiding the trouble shall become the norm.
In 2016, the Ford Foundation gave $100 million to Black Lives Matter.
Not exactly a trivial amount of money.
Similar thing happens in Russia 1917. I’ve said “similar” and not “the same” because than there was a well organized group with wise (not necessary moral) leadership capable to convince the mobs to follow it.
Today there is no such organized group(s) or/and any strong leader(s) capable of such feats. Therefore, despite of the fact that Trump is weak as the leader and doesn’t have any support from within the existing elite he will win in Nov.
What will happen next is everyone guess.
“by a gang of clearly stupid White cops.”
The SAKER is a profoundly deep thinker and II find him to be a man who analyzes things better than just about anyone else.
The 4 officers were 1 Mulatto, 2 Asians, and 1 White, who is charged with murder. His HMONG wife filed for divorce the day he was arrested.
This is not mentioned in mainstream media.
Police shoot, to death, more whites who are UNARMED than blacks.
The FBI stats on violent crime list whites as “Latino” or “Hispanic” states also do that. Latinos and their other name Hispanics are not white and do NOT like whites. They also have higher violent crime rates than whites do.
The demographic change in America ensures the Democrats, sooner or later, will be elected House and Senate and Presidency.
When whites are disarmed we shall see a renaissance of the Bolshevik days in Russia.
Whether that is good or bad I suppose depends upon one’s viewpoint.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn might give a hint in ‘200 Years Together’
Once again, Saker, this article over at the Unz Review is bringing all the paid trolls and crazies out in force. I know that you rise above it all as you are a better man than I am. What I think you might be missing, though, is the contrived nature of the present unrest, that it is cover for the real divide that exists in the USA. If you can get the working class to point fingers at each other rather than their actual oppressors you can skate around the enormous class divide that makes Czarist Russia and Elizabethan England look downright socialist by comparison.
The banksters have just managed to pull off the greatest heist in modern times, at least $6 trillion to bail out the Wall Street gamblers who were at the point of having all their chips called in before COVID-19 hit the USA, which was also a contrived bio-warfare attack not only on China and Iran but on the American working class who have now been thrown into destitution as millions of jobs have disappeared and will not be coming back any time soon.
At least in Czarist Russia the serfs could depend on a regular supply of food and material well-being. The wage slaves in the USA don’t have the social safety net that those folks had. I’m certain that the proles out demonstrating in the streets are fully aware of all this but it’s being framed as a race thing to cover up the obvious.
Extremely perceptive in such a complex issue. Trying to grasp the handling of this complex matter by this inner circle of power is an acrobatic move of your part. Very appreciated.
God most be behind your thinking.
One of the best articles I have ever read. Concise and devastatingly factual.
To add another layer to your excellent article, watching the Mayor of Seattle doing the walk of shame reminded me that BLM perhaps are like the Sparrows – ‘Faith of Seven’ in the Game of Thrones (season 5) a cult based on medieval Catholicism.
All this book burning and destruction of statues are reminiscent of the Christians (Catholics & Protestants) who destroyed the art, books and statutes of the Pagan world.
We are all heretics if don’t agree with all their statements and sermons. Irrespective of their cause, this has all the hallmarks of a cult. It’s both fascinating and disturbing to watch.
Well noted. Exactly like Faith of Seven.
A family in Canada was heavily fined for breaching the social distancing law. They were have a family BBQ in the back yard.
On the same weekend there was a mass BLM protest (I prefer to call it a riot) in the capital city, led by Justin Trudeau
The family should have been having a protest it seems
Ridiculous, yes, but it makes about as much sense as the logic behind the BLM
Devil comes knocking on the door. House is on fire. It’s occupants, instead of doing something about the visitor and the fire, argue instead who left the window open.
Regardless of color, if you do not understand that you need to stand together, you will loose your nation. Infiltration and subversion are names of the game regarding all those movement that have great coverage, paid expenses and exemption from law and critique. Try something like that by yourself and you will see. This matter,that matter,… Instead of fighting for equality, there is a fight for supremacy. In these circumstances there are only losers.
Inherent flaws in society. What you are taught is better left unnamed for now you see its results.
White vs black, vice versa or some other combination? You are fighting an effect not a cause. If the majority does not reach consensus on that matter, citizens of USA will join the ranks of people from former USSR, eastern Europe,Yugoslavia and others around the globe who lost their nations.
I always wondered why did Russia, after the Ukraine coup, did double the number of their paratroopers. Recreation of the 1st tank guard army i understood but paratroopers case i did not understood in the view of power projection and its limit. For a while now i think i understand the move.
In the case of collapse of central authority, which does not look that far fetched now, who will guard the nuclear silos, power plants, labs,…? You guessed it right. UN security council will convene and authorize deployment of peacekeeping troops to prevent grab for the WMD. They must do that, consider the alternative. My estimate is that it will happen within a year, things are quickening.
Now, i do not know how did that part went when the USSR was collapsing. Maybe the security apparatus did stood their ground and guarded these sites. Even when the pay stopped coming or when with that pay you could afford at best three loaves of bread for your family. I do not see such dedication or loyalty happening in USA. In order for someone to sacrifice itself like that you need dedication to something greater than yourself. In me, myself and i of USA i see it not.
Divided you will fall. And divided you are and you are standing on the edge of the cliff, enjoying the breeze on your faces probably for the last time in your lives before the plunge. Voluntary, conscious or otherwise.
I say these things not to rattle your cages but to wake you up to the seriousness of the situation. Some of you already know it for some time but others do not believe it is that serious yet and probably never will be, for it is America. Well, when a nation collapse citizens do not believe what they see with their own eyes. Ask those who went through it and they will tell you. I did go through it therefore i saw it firsthand. It may look like the end of the world but i assure it is not. There will be suffering on a scale not imagined for USA have not felt war on its soil for a long time.
Things will change. Collapse is inevitable in my opinion. You are now in a phase when a single spark,lesser than any previous one, will ignite the fire due to the accumulated problems and perpetual crooked frame being used. Find the least common denominator and work from there. Gather those willing to stand for stability. Plan for the future. For if you do not, you will again follow someone else’s plan which will not benefit you but them.
You almost certainly cannot change what is happening now. Thing are spiralling out of control. There is no plan. There are no capable men leading, only the right and proper ones who do not differentiate their left foot from the right and almost all of them led by greed and/or fear. What you can influence is what will happen after. Do not allow them to frame problems and discussions in a way that will allow them to hold power when the dust settles. Break the inertia you were saddled with.
And welcome to the club of destroyed/crushed nations. This transition will help your countrymen to understand problems better and wake up forcefully. Numbers you will have then. But what to do with them then? Do not mislead your countrymen. Many will be furious, disappointed,without hope. Be the candle that shines upon them, shoulder the burden, lead by example, help them reignite the flame. Shoulder the task of restoring society to something worth living for, which can peacefully coexist with others and would leave behind concept of supremacy.
May God guide you and give you strength to bear the suffering you must pass and wisdom to learn from that suffering.
If a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventually seized or destroyed by the intolerant. Karl Popper described it as the seemingly paradoxical idea that “In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance.”
I could not care less. Speaking as a Dane. If the want change they bring it themselves and maybe ally with the other oppressed people in the United Bluff or the Evil Empire. We cant oppose unless we risk to bombed to smithereens, but if they do start an armed revolt I will gladly help, and then someone will hang.
thanks for writing such a good article on a subject that is so sensitive. May I highlight a part?
“any narrative which cannot be challenged or questioned without immediately being branded “racist” is an extremely intolerant one. It is also obviously a narrative which fears any scrutiny for empirical evidence. ”
There you nail it. It is exactly the part that saws the wood.
You can exchange any narrative, or any degenerate term beside “racist” (fascist, Nazi, climate denier or whatever) to have the ‘debates’ that we have today.
There have been said a lot of wise words in this thread. I just want to wish any contributor to spread it outside this thread, and hope for a world that is open for debates, no matter what about.
Americans (USA) are pathetic. The instigate and propagate wars around the globe killing millions.
Karma will get you in the end.
Karma has come and is only just starting. In 10 years the US as we know it is no more.
This a follow up, an addendum if you will, to my previous commentary in the last Saker article-. For those that haven’t read it, I would recommend reading it first (in addition to the very informative replies) before reading this one.
The global elite, the likes of Bill Gates, George Soros and the rest of their NGOs, are creating this social divide between whites and blacks to create anarchy and distract us from focusing on them. They realized quite some time ago that automation such as A.I. and machines will eventually render human labor semi-obsolete. We humans will become basically superfluous in their eyes. As globalization and retail behemoths destroyed rural America, the population has been subsequently expanding in large dense metropolitan centers. It is this areas that the supranational actors are concerned about for the aforementioned reason. As far as politics is concerned, the liberals are a better tool because racism is a much bigger issue to them, hence they are the chosen “useful idiots” in this particular case. The crucial mistake that the republicans are making is that they think that is only about removing Trump from office. While this maybe true, it is only superficial because they fail to travel further down the proverbial “rabbit hole”. The other error in their thought process is that they think that anarchy results from the riots is the end goal, while in reality it’s the “means to the ends”. The agenda being population control with whatever means necessary. Yes, the craziest out of all “conspiracy theories is…..the correct one. Another concept I want to address is that the old imperial guard, one that wants to preserve the national borders is going to resist because their self-interests will be compromised, inadvertently but nonetheless. Again, this is the consequence of a a system in collapse- confluence of interest is disembodied as in-fighting amongst between the multi-nationals and the supranationals take place. This, of course, will never be mentioned in the media, even the alternative sources. The civil unrest will explode in the meantime.
I can not resist, you put it so eloquently and you are 200% right…
Thank you so much…
In fact, the title of Sakers article no.1 could be easily written as : ‘The systemic collapse of planet societies has begun’…
As USA is just a small part of this huge agenda happening in our world… ( While I do acknowledge the violent nature of USA apparatus, the existence of racism and the vile consequences and blow backs – I acknowledge the similar patterns everywhere else).
Including where I live…It is the surface, the consequence, not a cause of all this…It is exploited and directed for a much bigger agenda.
And the same manipulators, so called 1% to say it very simply, they are manipulating the chinks in the walls of all our fragmented societies so cleverly…
It is not about Trump in USA, as he is just a pathetic puppet, like Johnson in UK, like all the governments of our world… They are not important…The important thing is the Industry 4 which you so well explained, the total reset of the current world economic system. And it is coming.
There are a lot of articles on World Economic Forum about this, written with a positive bias, by one Carl Schwab, all explained in euphemistic and noble worlds.
But the truth is that a lot of mankind in Americas, in Africa, in Europe, in Asia – will become superfluous, replaced by the super efficient and intelligent AI and similar. If people really understood what is coming they would be petrified.
Then, I reckon even so early as this autumn, there will be hell, as there will be hunger and craziness ( the sold out WHO is already warning us about a huge famine coming)… To control all of this they will need to establish accepted tyranny from the populace.
And they will install it…
Excersise 1 :
Antisocial distancing, thus closing all the businesses under the pretense of the pandemic. Banning human contact of love.
More and more is coming out about culling the ‘superfluous’ people ( for them), the elders who were the carriers of the history and wisdom…But, they are not important for the Industry 4. AI will take over, and ‘damnatio historie’ , like in Rome where they defaced the statues and burn the libraries…
There are now cases emerging where it is clear that elders were sent ( to the care homes in New York, UK, Slovenia is what I know locally and there is a court case ), just to die… Also about the obligatory refused resuscitation like in Sweden, so just drop dead ).
So, in a way, it was a cull and it was planned to be so..
On the other side, many will now die as they were refused medical care with cancer, heart disease, whatnot, to ‘protect’ hospitals from overflowing Covid victims. This is a culling…Happened everywhere, documented, even here… These are a welcome extra victims, also planned… The weaklings have to go.
2) Now these directed incidents and silly riots and staged race wars, so transparent, have the same aim. After this manipulated rioting, whatever the reason ( even when sometimes justified they will be high jacked).
To stand down and falsely genuflect ( the cruel irony, as they are serving their obedience not to the offended, but to their real masters who are 1% and directing all this like in a Hollywood travesty). Just deceiving the masses. Where are all the others, like Africans, Palestinians- well not neede for the agenda of the color revolution…
Industry 4 is relentless in its coming, like you so adeptly recognized and described. Like a terrible and relentless tsunamy of the enormous dark wave it will sink many of us all over the world…
Some call it Agenda 2020 or 2030 (UN). It is Darwin in the clearest sense, many of us will be gone and cleared out…
But we do not get it and waste our time on smoke and mirrors…
Yes, I live in a small pretty city, and I try to speak to the people and explain to them what is going on…
No reply from them, except I can feel a visceral smell of the existential fear in the air… They know they will be hungry, but do not connect or understand why…Poor babies, they think it is the work of the bad, bad Corona…
The orchestrated and simultaneous reaction of all the servant and colonial governments in the world to this live drill in obedience destroyed so many world economies.
On purpose, all for the interest of 1%, and Industry 4, introduced at Davos, January 2020.
We will now be ushered to the BIG RESET.
It is all about this reset which is coming to the system
A play of hide and seek in the meantime, the smoke and mirrors, serve the rulers to divide us the idiotic sheep, while we are herded to the world of the hunger games…
Thank you so much, I immensely respect people like you, able to ‘lift themselves into spiritual hellicopters of the truth, and forget about silly divide and impera agendas .
I so enjoy your writing.
Thank you for the endearing words, azra. They matter to me more than you can imagine. I also appreciate your further elaboration on this subject matter. Yes, the reason why the truth is the most important thing we have is metaphysical In nature. For if we buy into the premise that the mind is an entity independent from the brain and is comprised of thought. Then the freedom of thought is the most important freedom of them all. Otherwise we essentially become our own slaves- prisoners of our own mind if you will. Perhaps all that unexplained and unseen dark energy that exists in the universe, which happens to be the largest part of it according to scientists is our collective soul. It is this connection between us that is the real definition of love. For we are all energy vibrating at a particular frequency that creates our dimensional plane of existing.
But getting back to the topic at hand, is also worth mentioning that there are members on the board of directors that happen to overlap within the corporations. This has always been the case. However, what needs to be emphasized is that we are dealing with institutions NOT individuals. For they are separate in the context of exhibiting conflicting goals. One wants to maintain the traditional empire (fusion of national governments with private interest) while the other wants to facilitate the emergence of the technological driven “New World Order” with an economic reset. They call this the “4th industrial revolution”. This has all been recorded in their Davos conference. For they basically want to crash the economy in order to restructure it.
I also want to further expand on my previous point. That this crisis of civilization is going to be convoluted in the sense that it is going to be very difficult to decipher who to support In the position of authority. Since we know that certain interests will suffer. I can personally attest to that by simply driving in the streets of Manhattan. High end businesses are closed and barricaded with blocks of wood. Even segments of the upper class will pay the price analogous to collateral damage
Will leaders like Putin and Xi be on our side remains to be seen. I personally believe that they will. This will be a war BEYOND borders. Most of the conflict and resolutions will occur “below the radar” This are going to be internal and we are going to be then pawns so to speak. A global game of high stakes chess. The globalists vs the nationalists or in a more cartoonish description, the Empire vs the NWO. An implosion is coming regardless of the outcome. Also I wanted to point out that there is no news of closing the Wuhan lab facility. Only makes sense considering the controversy.
Disaster, unemployment skyrocketed, deficit breached 26 trillions, mess and chaos everywhere …
But DOLLAR is standing strong as it is.
I really do not understand …
Great commentary on the current existential situation, and its historical precedents and non-precedents, by Pepe Escobar, over at Strategic Culture.org.
From his piece;
“Now compare this depth of analysis with the meek, almost begging for mercy “Black Lives Matter” slogan. One is reminded, once again, of Malcolm X’s sharpness: “We had the best organization the black man’s ever had—niggers ruined it!”
To solve the Black Lives Matter question, one must, once again, follow the money.
Black Lives Matter profited in 2016 from a humongous $100 million grant from the Ford Foundation and other philanthropic capitalism stalwarts such as JPMorgan Chase and the Kellogg Foundation.
The Ford Foundation is very close to the U.S. Deep State. The board of directors is crammed with corporate CEOs and Wall Street honchos. In a nutshell; Black Lives Matter, the organization, today is fully sanitized; largely integrated into the Democratic Party machine; adored by mainstream media; and certainly does not represent a threat to the 0.001%.
The Black Lives Matter leadership, of course, argues that this time, “it’s different. Elaine Brown, the formidable former chairwoman of the Black Panthers, takes no prisoners: Black Lives Matter has a “plantation mentality”.
Lots more of interest.
Main point: crybaby BLM blacks and their allies are not going to change jack s— in the USA.
But keep an eye on the CHAZ happening in Seattle.
P.S. Didn’t Obama’s mother work for the Ford Foundation?
The current situation is highly totalitarian inverted facism.
Instead of lauding a dominant group as the proposed masters it uses people who appear harmless or vulnerable and hides cunningly behind them.
“fascist style”: a political aesthetic of romantic symbolism, mass mobilization, a positive view of violence, and promotion of masculinity, youth, and charismatic authoritarian leadership.
‘One of the most common and strongest criticisms of fascism is that it is a tyranny.Fascism is deliberately and entirely non-democratic and anti-democratic.’
Robert Paxton says that fascism is “a form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation, or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy, and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion”.
The American empire is wearing blackface. But don’t point it out as they will get angry about the cultural appropriation ;)
Final post I think.
If you have read my comments, you have probably made many wrong assumptions about what I am saying. Let me try to explain though briefly.
I don’t support BLM in-toto. I support truth. Do they have legitimate grievances? Yes. Does that mean they are allowed criminal behaviour? Absolutely not. Would I take a knee? Absolutely not. I only kneel to Deity. But just because they have flawed principles or actions, does not invalidate their principles which are right. Now, if you understand that, you can understand how for example I can support Russia wholeheartedly while yet criticise a “wrong” action or decision.
So, in any situation, discourse or decision, I have to consider truth and justice. Period. It doesn’t matter who, I support truth and justice. I can decry both the holocaust and the Palestinian injustice in the same breath. I can agree with each having personal responsibility while at the same time denouncing racism that destroys African-American lives and Hispanics (who statistical call “whites”).
I can support protests while denouncing looting and rioting. So, if you are intelligent enough, you can understand what the “nigger – referring to myself” is saying.
Reminds me of this famous quotation:
“I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” — Malcolm X
An anonymous history professor at U.C. Berkeley about the narratives of racial injustice underpinning the BLM movement and protests on the death of George Floyd.
Its authenticity was confirmed :
1 – Kentucky State University Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wilfred Reilley,
2 – Stanford University economist Thomas Sowell.
UC Berkeley History Professor’s Open Letter Against BLM, Police Brutality and Cultural Orthodoxy
Dear profs X, Y, Z
I am one of your colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley. I have met you both personally but do not know you closely, and am contacting you anonymously, with apologies. I am worried that writing this email publicly might lead to me losing my job, and likely all future jobs in my field.
In your recent departmental emails you mentioned our pledge to diversity, but I am increasingly alarmed by the absence of diversity of opinion on the topic of the recent protests and our community response to them.
In the extended links and resources you provided, I could not find a single instance of substantial counter-argument or alternative narrative to explain the under-representation of black individuals in academia or their over-representation in the criminal justice system. The explanation provided in your documentation, to the near exclusion of all others, is univariate: the problems of the black community are caused by whites, or, when whites are not physically present, by the infiltration of white supremacy and white systemic racism into American brains, souls, and institutions.
Many cogent objections to this thesis have been raised by sober voices, including from within the black community itself, such as Thomas Sowell and Wilfred Reilly. These people are not racists or ‘Uncle Toms’. They are intelligent scholars who reject a narrative that strips black people of agency and systematically externalizes the problems of the black community onto outsiders. Their view is entirely absent from the departmental and UCB-wide communiques.
The claim that the difficulties that the black community faces are entirely causally explained by exogenous factors in the form of white systemic racism, white supremacy, and other forms of white discrimination remains a problematic hypothesis that should be vigorously challenged by historians. Instead, it is being treated as an axiomatic and actionable truth without serious consideration of its profound flaws, or its worrying implication of total black impotence. This hypothesis is transforming our institution and our culture, without any space for dissent outside of a tightly policed, narrow discourse.
A counternarrative exists. If you have time, please consider examining some of the documents I attach at the end of this email. Overwhelmingly, the reasoning provided by BLM and allies is either primarily anecdotal (as in the case with the bulk of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ undeniably moving article) or it is transparently motivated. As an example of the latter problem, consider the proportion of black incarcerated Americans. This proportion is often used to characterize the criminal justice system as anti-black. However, if we use the precise same methodology, we would have to conclude that the criminal justice system is even more anti-male than it is anti-black.
Would we characterize criminal justice as a systemically misandrist conspiracy against innocent American men? I hope you see that this type of reasoning is flawed, and requires a significant suspension of our rational faculties. Black people are not incarcerated at higher rates than their involvement in violent crime would predict. This fact has been demonstrated multiple times across multiple jurisdictions in multiple countries.
And yet, I see my department uncritically reproducing a narrative that diminishes black agency in favor of a white-centric explanation that appeals to the department’s apparent desire to shoulder the ‘white man’s burden’ and to promote a narrative of white guilt.
If we claim that the criminal justice system is white-supremacist, why is it that Asian Americans, Indian Americans, and Nigerian Americans are incarcerated at vastly lower rates than white Americans? This is a funny sort of white supremacy. Even Jewish Americans are incarcerated less than gentile whites. I think it’s fair to say that your average white supremacist disapproves of Jews. And yet, these alleged white supremacists incarcerate gentiles at vastly higher rates than Jews. None of this is addressed in your literature. None of this is explained, beyond hand-waving and ad hominems. “Those are racist dogwhistles”. “The model minority myth is white supremacist”. “Only fascists talk about black-on-black crime”, ad nauseam.
These types of statements do not amount to counterarguments: they are simply arbitrary offensive classifications, intended to silence and oppress discourse. Any serious historian will recognize these for the silencing orthodoxy tactics they are, common to suppressive regimes, doctrines, and religions throughout time and space. They are intended to crush real diversity and permanently exile the culture of robust criticism from our department.
Increasingly, we are being called upon to comply and subscribe to BLM’s problematic view of history, and the department is being presented as unified on the matter. In particular, ethnic minorities are being aggressively marshaled into a single position. Any apparent unity is surely a function of the fact that dissent could almost certainly lead to expulsion or cancellation for those of us in a precarious position, which is no small number.
I personally don’t dare speak out against the BLM narrative, and with this barrage of alleged unity being mass-produced by the administration, tenured professoriat, the UC administration, corporate America, and the media, the punishment for dissent is a clear danger at a time of widespread economic vulnerability. I am certain that if my name were attached to this email, I would lose my job and all future jobs, even though I believe in and can justify every word I type.
The vast majority of violence visited on the black community is committed by black people. There are virtually no marches for these invisible victims, no public silences, no heartfelt letters from the UC regents, deans, and departmental heads. The message is clear: Black lives only matter when whites take them. Black violence is expected and insoluble, while white violence requires explanation and demands solution. Please look into your hearts and see how monstrously bigoted this formulation truly is.
No discussion is permitted for nonblack victims of black violence, who proportionally outnumber black victims of nonblack violence. This is especially bitter in the Bay Area, where Asian victimization by black assailants has reached epidemic proportions, to the point that the SF police chief has advised Asians to stop hanging good-luck charms on their doors, as this attracts the attention of (overwhelmingly black) home invaders. Home invaders like George Floyd. For this actual, lived, physically experienced reality of violence in the USA, there are no marches, no tearful emails from departmental heads, no support from McDonald’s and Wal-Mart. For the History department, our silence is not a mere abrogation of our duty to shed light on the truth: it is a rejection of it.
The claim that black intraracial violence is the product of redlining, slavery, and other injustices is a largely historical claim. It is for historians, therefore, to explain why Japanese internment or the massacre of European Jewry hasn’t led to equivalent rates of dysfunction and low SES performance among Japanese and Jewish Americans respectively. Arab Americans have been viciously demonized since 9/11, as have Chinese Americans more recently. However, both groups outperform white Americans on nearly all SES indices – as do Nigerian Americans, who incidentally have black skin. It is for historians to point out and discuss these anomalies. However, no real discussion is possible in the current climate at our department. The explanation is provided to us, disagreement with it is racist, and the job of historians is to further explore additional ways in which the explanation is additionally correct. This is a mockery of the historical profession.
Most troublingly, our department appears to have been entirely captured by the interests of the Democratic National Convention, and the Democratic Party more broadly. To explain what I mean, consider what happens if you choose to donate to Black Lives Matter, an organization UCB History has explicitly promoted in its recent mailers. All donations to the official BLM website are immediately redirected to ActBlue Charities, an organization primarily concerned with bankrolling election campaigns for Democrat candidates. Donating to BLM today is to indirectly donate to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. This is grotesque given the fact that the American cities with the worst rates of black-on-black violence and police-on-black violence are overwhelmingly Democrat-run. Minneapolis itself has been entirely in the hands of Democrats for over five decades; the ‘systemic racism’ there was built by successive Democrat administrations.
The patronizing and condescending attitudes of Democrat leaders towards the black community, exemplified by nearly every Biden statement on the black race, all but guarantee a perpetual state of misery, resentment, poverty, and the attendant grievance politics which are simultaneously annihilating American political discourse and black lives. And yet, donating to BLM is bankrolling the election campaigns of men like Mayor Frey, who saw their cities devolve into violence. This is a grotesque capture of a good-faith movement for necessary police reform, and of our department, by a political party. Even worse, there are virtually no avenues for dissent in academic circles. I refuse to serve the Party, and so should you.
The total alliance of major corporations involved in human exploitation with BLM should be a warning flag to us, and yet this damning evidence goes unnoticed, purposefully ignored, or perversely celebrated. We are the useful idiots of the wealthiest classes, carrying water for Jeff Bezos and other actual, real, modern-day slavers. Starbucks, an organisation using literal black slaves in its coffee plantation suppliers, is in favor of BLM. Sony, an organisation using cobalt mined by yet more literal black slaves, many of whom are children, is in favor of BLM. And so, apparently, are we. The absence of counter-narrative enables this obscenity. Fiat lux, indeed.
There also exists a large constituency of what can only be called ‘race hustlers’: hucksters of all colors who benefit from stoking the fires of racial conflict to secure administrative jobs, charity management positions, academic jobs and advancement, or personal political entrepreneurship.
Given the direction our history department appears to be taking far from any commitment to truth, we can regard ourselves as a formative training institution for this brand of snake-oil salespeople. Their activities are corrosive, demolishing any hope at harmonious racial coexistence in our nation and colonizing our political and institutional life. Many of their voices are unironically segregationist.
MLK would likely be called an Uncle Tom if he spoke on our campus today. We are training leaders who intend, explicitly, to destroy one of the only truly successful ethnically diverse societies in modern history. As the PRC, an ethnonationalist and aggressively racially chauvinist national polity with null immigration and no concept of jus solis increasingly presents itself as the global political alternative to the US, I ask you: Is this wise? Are we really doing the right thing?
As a final point, our university and department has made multiple statements celebrating and eulogizing George Floyd. Floyd was a multiple felon who once held a pregnant black woman at gunpoint. He broke into her home with a gang of men and pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach. He terrorized the women in his community. He sired and abandoned multiple children, playing no part in their support or upbringing, failing one of the most basic tests of decency for a human being. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors.
And yet, the regents of UC and the historians of the UCB History department are celebrating this violent criminal, elevating his name to virtual sainthood. A man who hurt women. A man who hurt black women. With the full collaboration of the UCB history department, corporate America, most mainstream media outlets, and some of the wealthiest and most privileged opinion-shaping elites of the USA, he has become a culture hero, buried in a golden casket, his (recognized) family showered with gifts and praise. Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist. A generation of black men are being coerced into identifying with George Floyd, the absolute worst specimen of our race and species.
I’m ashamed of my department. I would say that I’m ashamed of both of you, but perhaps you agree with me, and are simply afraid, as I am, of the backlash of speaking the truth. It’s hard to know what kneeling means, when you have to kneel to keep your job.
It shouldn’t affect the strength of my argument above, but for the record, I write as a person of color. My family have been personally victimized by men like Floyd. We are aware of the condescending depredations of the Democrat party against our race. The humiliating assumption that we are too stupid to do STEM, that we need special help and lower requirements to get ahead in life, is richly familiar to us. I sometimes wonder if it wouldn’t be easier to deal with open fascists, who at least would be straightforward in calling me a subhuman, and who are unlikely to share my race.
The ever-present soft bigotry of low expectations and the permanent claim that the solutions to the plight of my people rest exclusively on the goodwill of whites rather than on our own hard work is psychologically devastating. No other group in America is systematically demoralized in this way by its alleged allies. A whole generation of black children are being taught that only by begging and weeping and screaming will they get handouts from guilt-ridden whites.
No message will more surely devastate their futures, especially if whites run out of guilt, or indeed if America runs out of whites. If this had been done to Japanese Americans, or Jewish Americans, or Chinese Americans, then Chinatown and Japantown would surely be no different to the roughest parts of Baltimore and East St. Louis today. The History department of UCB is now an integral institutional promulgator of a destructive and denigrating fallacy about the black race.
I hope you appreciate the frustration behind this message. I do not support BLM. I do not support the Democrat grievance agenda and the Party’s uncontested capture of our department. I do not support the Party co-opting my race, as Biden recently did in his disturbing interview, claiming that voting Democrat and being black are isomorphic. I condemn the manner of George Floyd’s death and join you in calling for greater police accountability and police reform. However, I will not pretend that George Floyd was anything other than a violent misogynist, a brutal man who met a predictably brutal end.
I also want to protect the practice of history. Cleo is no grovelling handmaiden to politicians and corporations. Like us, she is free.
“No message will more surely devastate their futures..”
The opponents tend to the view that the benefits of spectacles accrue primarily to those “creating” the spectacle, and when faced with doubt the opponents tend to initially resort to belief and on multiple reccurence resort to other coercive practices.
Others appearing to engage in the spectacle re-enforces the beliefs and confidence of the opponents in their “strategies/hopes/wishes” and tends to minimise their resort to, and assay of, other coercive practices
Whilst the opponents are so engaged others are afforded opportunities to transcend the spectacle, the spectators, and the creators of spectacles with the minimum of blowback.
“the practice of history”
Ambiguity and conflation always have utility.
Some spectators perceive the practice of history as being the creation and discussion/interpretation of narrative limited to “thought experiments” thereby limiting practice.
In larger assay practitioners tend to perceive the practice of history as interactions informed by the creation of hypotheses and their evaluation through implementation; such opportunities being afforded by the opponents’ engagement in beliefs and spectacles in interaction with the facility of those creating, evaluating and implementing the hypotheses.
Consequently it is not necessarily the case that “”No message will more surely devastate their futures..” but that such message could facilitate their futures with the minimum of blowback whilst an assay of present spectators can remain spectators during much of the process, since spectators in war zones tend not to enjoy continued well being..
That picture of them in Congress kneeling; them knees are crocodile tears.
I wish to convey my most sincere appreciation of this article; on a mountain of the best relevant global geo-political analyses that you have published, this is my favorite (yet)!
‘race‘ has no scientifically measurable definition; there is no definition of race at the measurable genetic level; there is therefore no relationship between the term ‘race’ and genetic composition of an individual, and further, any group of individuals, no matter how that group is otherwise defined!
You know, evening having come to believe something… with a strong conviction, it is so… pleasant when an independent analysis, by a person with well-proven high-calibre, and high-integrity capability, affirm one’s believe externally; it is gratifying, and … it made my day.
This community is over-representative in terms of manifested intelligence, and ability differentiating the shadows from the physical reality.
I urge each and everyone of you to first, look into it, it won’t take that much, just try this one thing, find a genetically measurable definition/delineation of ‘race’
Just try that one thing.
If you get bamboozled into thinking that there I one, I advise you speculate about how that could be normalized across subsequent generations (thereby preserving the line of recognized ‘race’ in an individual, and their immediate off-spring)?
Peace to the mods.
Did anybody hear about new country, named Chaz, in Minneapolis. Remember the scene when police left the precinct in a convoy, and peaceful demonstrates took the building over? Well, the police were apparently ordered to vacate the premises.. Today, there is so called Autonomous Zone, 6=7 blocks in Seattle with armed “border guards”
Is this a secession or the civil war actually started. Mayor don’t want to intervene, tells Trump to go to his bunker?
God help them, they don’t know what they are doing. What’s next – independent republic of Brooklyn?
Can we get a sit-rep or something? I am in Canada, so cannot do it myself. I used to be in Yugoslavia when certain parts declared themselves independent, declared federal army “occupying army” and started attacking military barracks? No need to tell you what happened after, it was all on the prime time news…
CHAZ is “in” Seattle.
Sincere apologies for, perhaps, not replying in the right manner. This was meant not to be a specific but rather general reply.
As a Serb who lived in Croatia until pogrom and ethnic cleansing that culminated in August 1995 (operation Oluja (Storm)), I have seen some gruesome things, yet, I have never accepted that I was ever a victim. Theoretically, yes, but in my contemplation, thoughts, my work and life generally speaking, I am not. Rather, I prefer to say that I’m setting myself free, so that I may struggle freely.
What I’m sharing here is, to a large extent, a reflection of my opinion during the last ten or so years. Moreover, it deeply saddens and disturbs me what is happening in the Western world today.
I’m sure you’ll agree that it is relevant to the grim reality on the streets of US.
This article misses the point about the Black experience in the U.S.
It also misses the point about what’s going on with the riots.
The empire plays both sides of the game.
These riots are right out of the empires playbook.
It’s all about divide and conquer.
The pent up anger from Blacks and other oppressed classes are being used to usher in changes that will ultimately allow the empire to tighten its grip even more.
So … Black is beautiful … okay!
But … White is wonderful!
NO LIVES MATTER to TPTB except their own!
America – A Country of the rich, by the rich, for the rich!
This was a psyop. “George Floyd “, if that’s his real name, is alive and well somewhere. Can’t believe the mess it stirred up, but it is important to see that as the goal. To provoke a reaction. Wonder what Langley Studios has planned next.
No, it has not spread thru the entire U.S. The common sense folks have weighed all this bullshit since 9/11 and realize this is part of the 1% world agenda !
The fact that BLM is financed by Soros & the Ford foundation reveals their manipulative agenda. No protests against Wall St or the war crimes of the empire- oh no ! The empire must continue ! Instead an attempted ideological putsch to presumably replace Bad orange Zionist Trump with a colored psychopath (Obama mk2) who can smile charmingly & mouth empty platitudes as the dying empire lashes out with increasing desperation against the rest of the world.
Most people who were lynched were white – summarily executed for rustling, or suspected rustling.
Love that last line. Inner freedom also involves ahimsa and the demonstration of compassion for all living things.