Happy Columbus Day!

•October 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Happy Columbus Day!

The anniversary of the start of one of, if not the worst, genocides of peoples in the history of mankind! A magnificent holiday issued by FDR more than half a century ago to commemorate the founding of European interests in the Americans.

No liberal bias here…..Christopher Columbus was a very evil and sadistic man. It is very befitting enough that he is a hero of the Pro-Americana, patriotic right seeing as he helped start a culture of expropriation and murder for profit that continues to this very day.

He was also of course a God-fearing Christian and did his best to follow the tenants of Christ, if Christ was a genocidal and greed driven of course.

To celebrate this holiday I thought it best I quote some logs of Christopher Columbus as well as a Bartolomé de las Casas, a individual who witnessed the barbarism of the settling of the New World first hand.

“At daybreak great multitudes of men came to the shore, all young and of fine shapes, very handsome; their hair not curled but straight and coarse like horse-hair, and all with foreheads and heads much broader than any people I had hitherto seen; their eyes were large and very beautiful; they were not black, but the color of the inhabitants of the Canaries, which is a very natural circumstance, they being in the same latitude with the island of Ferro in the Canaries.” –Christopher Columbus

Yay…Christopher Columbus meets the “savage natives”!

“The natives are an inoffensive people, and so desirous to possess any thing they saw with us, that they kept swimming off to the ships with whatever they could find, and readily bartered for any article we saw fit to give them in return, even such as broken platters and fragments of glass. I saw in this manner sixteen balls of cotton thread which weighed above twenty-five pounds, given for three Portuguese ceutis.” –Christopher Columbus

Okay, so the natives weren’t savages and were nice and caring? Really?

“Presently we discovered two or three villages, and the people all came down to the shore, calling out to us, and giving thanks to God. Some brought us water, and others victuals: others seeing that I was not disposed to land, plunged into the sea and swam out to us, and we perceived that they interrogated us if we had come from heaven. An old man came on board my boat; the others, both men and women cried with loud voices–“Come and see the men who have come from heavens. Bring them victuals and drink.” –Christopher Columbus

So the native elders greeted the Spanish with goods? Wow…they weren’t ignorant, superstitious and primitive?

Enough with the quotes that clearly point abolishes the notion of the natives being “savagery”  and cruel peoples. Let’s see another post from the great Mr.Columbus.

In 1500, Columbus wrote to a friend:

“A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand.

Sexual Exploitation?

Quite horrible you see. But it gets much worse.

Bartolomé de las Casas was a 16th century Spanish priest and a settler in the New World, where he witnessed the brutal torture and genocide of the Native Americans by the Spanish colonists. His book A Short Account of the Destruction gives a vivid description of atrocities committed by the conquistadors in the Americas.

Here are some excerpts from the book.

  • And never have the Indians in all the Indies committed any act against the Spanish Christians, until those Christians have first and many times committed countless cruel aggressions against them or against neighboring nations.
  • Yet into this sheepfold, into this land of meek outcasts there came some Spaniards who immediately behaved like ravening wild beasts, wolves, tigers, or lions that had been starved for many days.
  • More than thirty other islands in the vicinity of San Juan are for the most part and for the same reason depopulated, and the land laid waste.
  • We can estimate very surely and truthfully that in the forty years that have passed, with the infernal actions of the Christians, there have been unjustly slain more than twelve million men, women, and children. In truth, I believe without trying to deceive myself that the number of the slain is more like fifteen million.
  • After the wars and the killings had ended, when usually there survived only some boys, some women, and children, these survivors were distributed among the Christians to be slaves.
  • And of all the infinite universe of humanity, these people are the most guileless, the most devoid of wickedness and duplicity, the most obedient and faithful to their native masters and to the Spanish Christians whom they serve.
  • These people are the most devoid of rancors, hatreds, or desire for vengeance of any people in the world.
  • Their reason for killing and destroying such an infinite number of souls is that the Christians have an ultimate aim, which is to acquire gold, and to swell themselves with riches in a very brief time and thus rise to a high estate disproportionate to their merits.
  • It should be kept in mind that their insatiable greed and ambition, the greatest ever seen in the world, is the cause of their villainies.
  • With my own eyes I saw Spaniards cut off the nose and ears of Indians, male and female, without provocation, merely because it pleased them to do it. …Likewise, I saw how they summoned the caciques and the chief rulers to come, assuring them safety, and when they peacefully came, they were taken captive and burned.
  • They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike.
  • They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them headfirst against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!
  • They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbed, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house.
  • They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim’s feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive.
  • With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim’s neck, saying, “Go now, carry the message,” meaning, Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains.
  • They made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them.

😦

Know Your Enemy

•September 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

As a lower class minority in the United States, who exactly is my enemy?

Is it the “evil” Muslims and Osama Bin Laden?

Of course not!

They aren’t the reason why I have to work twice as hard to get half as far as opposed to those born in America with a higher class standing.

They aren’t the reason why so many Americans are unemployed and many lose their homes due to foreclosures daily.

Muslims aren’t the reason why my mother and other like lower class Americans have to work two or more jobs just to barely make ends meet.

They aren’t the reason why so many of our younger brothers and sisters fall victim to crime and the life of crime.

Muslims aren’t the reason so many children lack the basic education skills to pass a simple literacy test in schools nationwide.

So as a lower class minority who exactly is my enemy?

The damn structure that allows such injustices I mentioned above to exist!

I know my enemy, know yours!

A Convo with a Mindless Drone

•September 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I hate debating on Facebook with dumb people. But, sometimes I get bored and need some entertainment.

So I jumped in on a status about the Ground Zero Mosque…..

These are some excerpts and I choose to not use names because I feel the individual’s ignorance and lack of education is enough of an embarassment to him and his family……so he shall be known as Mindless Drone in this blog with other people who chimed in on the status being given the titles of “random person” and “bible thumper”.

It’s late so my lack of creativity is minimal.


Mindless Drone :Man I don’t think that it should be built there

Mindless Drone : no if you deny a christian and catholic church then they should be denied too. its not a place of god either


Random Person :That is not true. Catholic church is a christian church. The quran is the same thing as the bible and the tora. The only difference between islam and christianity is the trenty consept.

Mindless Drone : yeah but how can you deny both churches and say yeah to them….you say no to one you should say no to both

Random Person : About building them on ground zero??

Mindless Drone : yeah thats what they were told. but this mosque is going there and the president is backing it


Random Person : Well I did not know that they wanted to build a church there. The only thing I heard was about the mosque being built there.

Random Person: Sorry if I spell wrong. I am tipsy and trying to text on a phone… Lol

Mindless Drone : yeah thats what the news wants you to think….a catholic church and a baptist church wanted to go there but they were told no


Bible Thumper:

Thats because they dont belive in the same God we, do. @ Antastasia, im sorry to say that the quran is not the same thing as the bible or the tora, the teachings are totaly different even if the trinity wasnt involved. Islam teaches that the Qur’an is the final authority and the last revelation of Allah. The Bible, however, was completed in the first century with the Book of Revelation. The Bible warns against anyone adding to or subtracting from God’s Word (Deuteronomy 4:2; Proverbs 30:6; Galatians 1:6-12; Revelation 22:18). The Qur’an, as a claimed addition to God’s Word, directly disobeys God’s command.

  • Bible Thumper:

One contradiction in particular has caused a great deal of conflict between Muslims and ethnic Jews and is thought to have been and continues to be the cause of much bloodshed in the Middle East. According to the Hebrew Torah, God made a covenant with a man named Abraham. God promised Abraham a child through whom He would fulfill this covenant (“the child of promise,” Genesis 15). Abraham was at that time childless. His wife, Sarah, was barren. This of course made the promise very special to Abraham. But it would require nothing less than a miracle. Sarah, conscious of her condition, decided to help God out. She offered her maidservant Hagar to Abraham with the hope that Hagar might conceive and bear the child of promise. Abraham agreed to take Hagar as his concubine. She conceived and bore Ishmael


Michael Sampson : *** find me the article that says such churches wanted to be built there? You can’t….also there are catholic churches much closer to ground zero as well as a mosque already in that region. Plus…the site is blocks away and was formerly a Burlington Coat Factory

Biblethumper:

Genesis 16). God allowed Ishmael to be born but Ishmael was not the child of promise God had in mind (Genesis 17). God promised a child through Sarah, not Hagar (Genesis 17-18), and in due time God fulfilled His promise. “And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him-whom Sarah bore to him-isaac.” (Genesis 21:1-3) Isaac was the child of promise. Isaac later begot Jacob, the father of the twelve tribes of Israel, and the Messiah, Jesus Christ, eventually came into the world through the nation of Israel, fulfilling the covenant which God had made with Abraham. God also promised to give the land of Canaan (Palestine) to Isaac’s descendants, the land which Israel possesses today (Genesis 12:4-7; 13:12-18; 15:1-21; 17:1-22; 21:1-14; 25:19-26; 26:1-6; 35:9-12).


Michael Sampson:

‎1st Amendment of the US Constitution

Congress shall make no law “respecting an establishment of religion”, impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.



Mindless Drone : i dont care it shouldnt be built there. im not putting my life on the line for them to build a mosque right there. its too close for comfort. do you know what the name means? we came we conquored. something to think about


  • Biblethumper:

‎@ dontae, im not sure about this whole thing with ground zero, but I know and i hope that you know as well, that there are many gods, but there is only one true God which is the God that had a son called Jesus Christ. How can the Quran be the same as the bible if the dont believe in the trinity concept? it cant be thats impossible! They cant take and choose the things they want from the bible, either take it all or leave it all. Even though i am not aware of this ground zero thing it makes plenty of sense of why Christians would be denied, because the world hate us. the bible tells us this and that Jesus was hated first, so it makes sense to me, and there is no need to argue with anyone regardless of religion God will is going to be done, the only thing to do is pray because arguing is useless.


Michael Sampson:

‎1st Amendment of the US Constitution

Congress shall make no law “respecting an establishment of religion”, impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.


Mindless Drone : i dont care it shouldnt be built there. im not putting my life on the line for them to build a mosque right there. its too close for comfort. do you know what the name means? we came we conquored. something to think about

Mindless Drone : i know they hate the United States and they hate the US Military


Mindless Drone : AND THEY HATE CHRISTIANS


Michael Sampson : smh!


Islam didn’t bomb the towers….individuals who apparently were Muslims did so…according to the government story. Are you going to blame a whole religion for the deeds of the worse? That’s like blaming Christianity for the Oklahoma City Bombings or for slavery…the slave masters were of course God-fearing Christians.

And you are sworn in to defend the US Constitution…which means “freedom of religion” if you read it. That mosque is part of that freedom


Michael Sampson : Who is “they”???? Muslims??? So all muslims hate christians??? Dude….seriously…you are sounding extremely ignorant rite now bruh

Mindless Drone : yeah but the muslims are the ones killing my brothers and sisters in iraq and afghanastan right or wrong. yes i am but we still have our freedom as military service members and i dont think it should go there


Michael Sampson :

Well your gripe should be with the government that sends US men over there…..last time I checked millions of muslims have died and as well as mostly civilians…innocents

Their religion has nothing to do with it……when you invade a country, what do you expect…


Mindless Drone :

How you put your fuckin views and deploy with me to Iraq in January since you know sooooo fuckin much. See what marines and soldiers go through over there. You think they care you defending them right now no because they still hate us and they want us dead. They can care less about what you think and me too. We came and we conquored is the name of the mosque enough said. That should be enough right there if it wasn’t for the few brave like me where would this country be? Prolly praising a false God with one religion and no first admendment. They using innocent pol to kill American American troops bruh. Get out of your CNN and fox news stories and look at the real deal

First of all….you enlisted….no one put a gun to your head….and you did so with the sole purpose of drawing praise of impressing everybody by showing your valor or whatever you expected.

And still…who is “they”???

You are showing your ignorance by grouping every single muslim in the same category…if you google “Operation Cyclone” you will know that the CIA funded the Taliban in their early years and if you google the name “Tim Osaman” you will know that your mythical enemy Osama was actually a CIA agent.

And no…I would never join any branch of military because I really don’t feel like supporting the economic interests of the rich….why you think we are over there? Freedom? If you think that than you are highly naive…..


Mindless Drone : My point exactly so shut the fuck up. You too scared to enlist but man enough to voice your opinion. It’s ppl like me the very few who put our lice on the line who give ppl like you you opinions and theories

(lmao…this dude hasn’t even been deployed yet! And I had no idea that he has the power to give me opinions…but back to the convo)

Michael Sampson:

Scared to enlist…no…cause I’m no one’s slave you mindless idiot!

Like you???? You ain’t even gone nowhere….and gonna be in Iraq serving food and shit getting paid a shitty salary thinking that you are making a difference….get the fuck outta here!!!!!

Go ahead and serve the profits of the rich….protecting my freedoms..hahaha…bullshit!!!! If that makes you feel better about joining a meaningless cause then do it….people like you….Ben you haven’t done shit!!!! You only join because you wanted a good profile pic….

So you give me opinions and theories??? You shoulda went to college bruh because you have no idea what a theory is!!!

Hahahaha…this is how I entertain myself on a Sunday Night.

No Synagogues!!!!

•August 12, 2010 • Leave a Comment

In mainstream politics one of the hottest issues happens to be the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero as well as many other places nationwide. Many of the religious intolerant members of the far right are, of course, against it due to reasoning that varies. I’ve heard that it would denegrate the memories of those lost on 9/11, it would support Sharia Law and other bullshit intolerant reasons.

Blah…Blah…Blah………

One reasons that critics have made for not building a mosque is due to the Quran and Sharia Law.

Note to the idiotic bible thumpers…NOT EVERY MUSLIM FOLLOWS SHARIA LAW!!!! The ignorance on the right is lauaghable and their logic is non-sensical.

Also if every muslim and mosque consequently is to blame for 9/11…then…hmmm…with that method of thinking every church is to blame for the Oklahoma City Bombing!!! Timothy McVeigh was a hardcore, right wing christian of course.

But that leads me to this………if you can’t build a mosque due to Sharia Law and the Quaran then…hey…no SYNAGOGUES !!!!

Have you read Leviticus in the Torah (Jewish holybook) and Old testament???

The stoning of women…….the degrading of women…..WOW!!!!

We can’t allow anymore of those temples to be built in America.

Lets start the protest….NO SYNAGOGUES!!!!

NO SYNAGOGUES!!!

NO SYNAGOGUES!!!!

*sarcasm of course*

The Plight of the Enlightened

•July 30, 2010 • 1 Comment

So how do those who are intellectually unplugged deal with existing in the current unjust world.

Perhaps our utopia aimed mindset is a bit out of the realm of reality. Our dreams of a peaceful world where there is no pain and suffering is maybe just that……..a dream……a mirage…..hallucination.

Knowing what unplugged individuals know is a huge burden. It is a weight that we can never drop or shrug off.

It is at times even emotionally painful.

At times we wish we could go back into the matrix of ignorance because ignorance is definitely bliss. Being self involved and not knowing the suffering of our brothers and sisters in this world is a shelter that billions dwell in.

But there is no shelter for us. No place to hide.

Either we deal with it or get eaten out alive by such knowledge.

We find solace often in educating others and doing what we can to help those who are victims of the current unjust reality.

But often, the failures vastly outnumber the successes.

We are challenged daily by self appointed guardians of the status quo. Individuals like you or me who are so heavily plugged in that they can’t even feel the jack in their brains.

We are called foolish.

We are called idiotic and moronic.

We are laughed at and not taken seriously.

At times, the failures affect us more than the successes. Knowing the hills we have to climb and obstacles we have to fight to even put a miniature scratch on real humane change is the most discouraging feeling out there.

So how do we deal?

How do we cope?

How do we live like this?

How?

How????

How??????

You tell me because I have no fucking clue…………………………………..perhaps we should have taken the blue pill?

-The Plight of the Enlightened

Shirley Sherrod, the Obama Administration, and the Right Wing Media

•July 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Right Wing Media doctoring video and taking quotes out of context to push a hidden agenda?

No, that can’t be.

Well in reality that is what the Right Wing Media is good at.

Such previous examples can be seen with right wing smear merchant Andrew Breitbart and criminal “journalist” James O’Keefe’s hidden camera investigation of the community organizing group ACORN in which they used false scenarios to prove ACORN’s so called guilt. That eventually, with massive help from Fox News and other Neo-Con media outlets, led to ACORN eventually getting stripped of government funding and being run out of the devious business of helping lower class individuals.

I sure feel must safer knowing ACORN is out of the business of helping people.

Another example can be seen with Fox News rodeo clown Glenn Beck previously using his hour of corporate sponsored propaganda to push former White House Green Jobs Czar Van Jones out of a job due to comments Jones made previously that was completely taken out of context. However, Shirley Sherrod is yet another victim of the right wing propagandist machine.

Sherrod, the former African American Georgia director of Rural Development of the USDA, was forced to resign under pressure this week after Brietbart published a video clip where she seemingly tells a group she did not help a white farmer as much as she could have. Sherrod said her statements, which were given at a local NAACP banquet in Georgia in March, were part of a larger story about overcoming her own prejudices 24 years ago.

Sherrod has since been given an apology by US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who wrongfully pressured Sherrod to resign and the NAACP who initially supported the resignation without knowledge of the full context of the video. All parties involved have apologized except for Breitbart and his fellow Right Wing character assainater associates over at FOX.

Breitbart stands by his spineless posting of the out of context video story which tarnished Sherrod’s reputation and contributed to this poor woman being pressured out of her job. Such lack of decency is quite normal for Right Wing media outlets but this seems to be part of a growing trend on the right.

That trend is to push America towards a racial conflict and further divide America on racial lines. The trend is quite obvious to me.

Fox has been repeatedly pushing the story of false and alleged voter intimidation by Black Panthers during the 2008 elections. In fact, according to progressive media watchdog Media Matters, Fox News programming since June 30 have mentioned the Black Panther story over 100 times. Fox News’s backing of racist Tea Party elements and Glenn Beck’s declaration of President Obama being a racist are all other examples. Even right wing media boss and drug addict Rush Limbaugh repeatedly tries to paint Barack Obama as a racist and his policies as a means of restitution for blacks and other minorities.

It is difficult to ignore these race baiting elements of the right wing media. That is what they are good at, dividing Americans on racial lines in an attempt push a political agenda. What is even more disturbing is the Obama Administration’s lack of backbone in dealing with the Right Wing Media.

The Obama Administration consistently caves in to pressure from the right wing media such as when they fired Van Jones, pressured Shirley Sherrod out of her job without proper investigation and even in policy such as President Obama’s support of some offshore drilling weeks before the disastrous Gulf Oil Leak.

 Face it Obama Administration, no matter what you do they will call you a socialist and communist. There is nothing you can do to stop that. The right wing media’s job is to push hate and division towards progressive policies and politics while painting the Obama Administration as a far left communist regime when in fact, due to right wing pressure, the Obama Administration has been running policy as if they were center right.

It is time for the Obama Administration to stop listening to the Right Wing Media and stand up for what is right.

However as well, this latest episode of right smear tactics should shine heavy light and finally expose FOX News, Brietbart, Limbaugh, Beck and the rest of Right Wing Media for what they are.

They are lackluster journalists without credibility and decency and should be treated as such.

Freedom

•July 4, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Happy Independence Day!!!! Such a great holiday filled with patriotic gestures, fireworks and waving of the American flag everywhere!

It feels good to be free! Of course I still have to go back to work tomorrow working a 9-5 where 95% of my earnings go to pay corporations and bills but hey…I have the freedom to choose to do so!!! Of course if I didn’t do so I’d be dead or homeless…but still….I chose it because I am so free!!!

I am free to make my voice be heard without fear of government oppression as well!!! So free!!! Well, of course the Patriot Act, FISA Bill, etc means that the government can violate my personal rights at anytime but….hey…..it’s for my own good!!! And they haven’t yet…..I think….so that’s freedom right there! The very definition!

Also I can be anything I want to be because we are free!

Of course socio-economic standing is the chief determinant in the lives and jobs of most individuals and the majority of people never leave the socio-economic class they are born into….but…hey…..some do! Meaning…they are free!

Poverty…huge economic class inequality……big brother watching you…….corporate monopolies…..wage slavery…constant war…..huge prison rate….crime rate…….massive government……millions of police officers……..all apart of the American brand of freedom I guess.

Gotta love it!

I love being free!

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe