To me, this is a very accurate history of the Middle East. It's sad to think that most Americans seem to be oblivious to this truth.
We're well on our way to becoming an immoral society.
Forget ISIS: Humanity is at Stake
The message from the Middle East and the Islamic world has been, "Stay out of our business!" The golden (balmy vacation) city of old, Beirut, of Lebanon, had long been subsumed by civil wars with many international players manipulating it. It is not indifference but a very wise and protective form of compassion fatigue for that part of the world.
For me at least, skin color is NOT the issue. Brown, black, yellow, white, or whatever does not matter but the coherent dedication to Liberty and the willingness to defend it at all costs do. By all costs, I literally mean the willingness to feed oneself, spouse, children, grandchildren, possessions, and all else into the "meat grinder" if need be in defense of Liberty.
I sympathize with all those suffering from drones (non-ground combat tools) and bombs but it is really their choice to stay there. I therefore support the resettlement of refugees and if you think that I am just a stupid francophile, I condemn the mistreatment of refugees at Calais, France.
All lives matter but man's got to know his limitations.
"Render unto Islamic world what's Islamic world's and render unto America what's America's," with America denoting 20°W to 160°E longitudes.
Modern California has tens of millions more people than many decades before so droughts can be very disconcerting. The sheer multitude can be a huge problem. The fortunate thing is that "Escaping from California" should be easier than "Escaping from Alcatraz" because California is connected to the mainland.
Southern California where you are is artificially propped up. Hence, its reverting to deserts can be traumatic.
"the blood of the native people stains the genesis of the holiday" is false. A more accurate statement may be "the blood of the mostly whites in the American Civil War stains the genesis of Thanksgiving as a national holiday."
Thanksgiving celebration was an assertion by Lincoln in the very heated midst of the Civil War (about national unity under the strain of depraved slavery) of the dominance of the northern (Plimoth) origin of Manifest Destiny over the southern (Jamestown) one.
Even if the origin is bloodstained, we can still rejoice in it in much the same way that Jesus's bloodstained crucifixion on the cross is still revered as a holy symbol in some churches.
Thanksgiving had a joyous origin earlier than the Civil War though. I like its earlier meaning of finding allies and friends in a seemingly God-forsaken land being joyous. It is the Grace of Divine Providence, analogous to the itty-bitty Hope fluttering out last from Pandora's box. We only grafted on the meaning of defeating and exploiting the original Americans later.
I like the nearly total shutdown of commercial activities in decades past because it offered the peace and quiet for catching up academically before final examinations if one so wishes, as well as the hustle and bustle and catching up with relatives, too. Thanksgiving is Grace.
26 US/ally air strikes 11/24/15
howseriousisisis #ows #senate #mccain #blackfriday
politicians call for training "moderate" rebels and arming them
this increases demand for guns by free samples
''In America, there is a long-standing tradition of whitewashing the past. History in this country is taught as if only people whose skin was white contributed significantly to America. One of the major reasons why many find the concept of a “white history month” asinine is because in all months save February American history is told from a white perspective. It is the fact of euro-centrism that demands the need for Black History Month in February and Native American Heritage Month in November.
''This euro-centrism seduces us into thinking that Thanksgiving should be celebrated because the Pilgrims were able to survive so that they were able to found America. This is a deeply problematic notion. It completely devalues the contributions made by the Wampanoag, and turns a blind eye to the suffering visited upon millions of native people in the wake of that first Thanksgiving.
''Let’s be honest: every year on the last Thursday of November, we celebrate the beginning of a European invasion that ends with the death or relocation of millions of native people. While many have tried to redefine the meaning of Thanksgiving into a time when we cultivate a sense of gratitude, the undeniable truth is that the blood of native people stains the genesis of the holiday.'' from ...
''Let us be mindful of all oppressed people during this holiday — especially those who are economically marginalized. In the same way that Thanksgiving Day has been coopted by powerful colonial forces, powerful economic forces have commoditized the night.
''Let us honor those who were marginalized by colonization by standing in solidarity with those who are marginalized by capitalism. Across this country, workers who do not make a living, saving wage will stand up for their rights on Black Friday. Let’s stand with them. Find a protest near you.''
respice; adspice; prospice ...
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is supposedly the caliph of ISIL.
food, means of transport and communication
Isis has no named leader this no caliphate (kingdom)
Are you saying that IS and the World Bank are at war? IS "caliphate" will become worthless if there is no land in it.
the world bank does not want to tolerate nations with their ow banking system
nor the appropriation of land without its consent
What? Non-westerners do not eat and copulate? I wish that it were true. My parents copulated, so did their parents, and their parents, and theirs, and so on, from time immemorial. Parthenogenesis did not run in MY family. Did it run elsewhere in the non-western world?
The Catholic Church claimed parthenogenesis of Jesus but his FIRST miracle(John 2) was to turn water into wine (why would Islam prohibit the drinking of alcohol if Muslims revere Jesus? Before his crucifixion, Jesus had asked his disciples to drink wine [as his blood] in remembrance of him) to celebrate a pending copulation. WTF! Well, at least I have not heard from the Church promising 72 virgins in paradise yet.
'US Airstrikes Still Killing Civilians After Afghan Hospital Attack'
howseriousisisis #ows #mccain #senate
Words Matter Deeply, so now
We Must Define them & thus;
"Weapons of Mass Destruction"
We May Describe as actually ..
''Words of Mass Deception''!!!
We Must Denounce all of those
Workers of Mesmeric Delusions,
Who Manage Dreams & illusions.
We Must Deny their multitude of
Ways for Multiple Distractions.
Wordsmiths of Mass Deception use
Words of Mania & of Depression, to
Wield Mendacity and Duplicity and,
Wreak Murder and Darkness - all...
Whilst Mothers Despair.
We Must Decide, and
We Must Declare & the
Women Must Decry -
What the Men Defile, as ..
What 'Mankind' Discerns is
WAR - MEANS - DEATH !!!
fiat lux; fiat justitia; fiat pax ...
This Thanksgiving, got crazy RWNJ relatives coming? ''Saturday Night Life'' has an answer (of sorts!):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2zyjbH9zzA OR Feel The Bern! ..
here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G6T_TCE064 (Original Video)
and transcript http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article43488.htm
''Bernie Sanders at Georgetown University describes what Democratic Socialism means to him and explains why he is running for President of the United States, and what he wants to do, and how he plans to do it. ''
This is a Must Watch / Listen / Read, from Bernie Sanders for all OccupyWS supporters & US Citizens, who need to STOP being MSMind-Managed into voting for 0.01%/1%'s best interests, against their own!
fiat lux et fiat justitia ...
As in U.S. education, spending amount is not necessarily indicative of effectiveness. The U.S. may be fighting IS but the neighbors around there ignore the U.S. priority and do their own hearts' desires. The U.S. should just see the words of wisdom, "Let it be." After all, "In your light, we see light."
Don't EVER compare Paris with Beirut in terms of U.S. empathy. Blood runs deep. Purportedly, Iran and Hezbollah murdered hundreds of U.S. and French servicemen in the 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing while they were participating in the U.N. peacekeeping mission there.
Anyone who was politically conscious got the message, loud and clear, that the Middle East including Iran and the Islamic beyond is a cesspool. Je me souviens but not the mega-wiener drunkard (the empty suit who used the culturally abrasive term, "crusade," and took Musharraf as a democratically-come-to-power President when said empty suit was questioned during candidacy) who commanded the U.S. back to suck turd there. I absolutely believe that said drunkard was non-Islamic due to alcoholic consumption.
If Hezbollah had joined the U.S. to fight the Taliban harboring Osama bin Laden after 9/11 attack, it would have improved relations but no, we were again bleeding with the French there in a seemingly interminable blood knot of brotherhood. Blood's deep.
Without the Original Inhabitants' help, ''The Pilgrims'' - would not have lasted long. + I recommend:
multum in parvo ...
Piss off with the racist crap now ... please!
''John Pilger on Paris, ISIS and Media Propaganda'' --- (A Video Interview)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLnjlx8zVRE - also fyi:
Only if we subscribe to Universal Human Rights for all ... is progress possible.
Thanx for the excerpt & ''cris de coeur''. A Better World is possible. Solidarity.
ad iudicium ...
as I understood the pilgrims were grateful the natives help them survive at the time
weapons go in violence comes out
Consider: ''The Thanksgiving Myth: Reflecting on Land Theft, Betrayal and Genocide''..
Maybe U$A really needs to embrace humility and humor rather than hubris and hypocrisy but for that, ''hate'' has to be rejected and ''history'' acknowledged. Nevertheless, I hope you and yours can have a good one. The same to those who read, comment or brainfart on these boards. Solidarity 4 a bw 4 all.