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 'autonomous zone' in Seattle, Washington © Reuters : Nick Wood

Seattle's ‘hypocrisy zone' -Nick Wood/Reuters

Protesters collar a street preacher in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), Seattle, Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), June 13, 2020 © Reuters : Goran Tomasevic

Peace zone silences “I am a free man” preacher in CHAZ Seatle Autonomous Zone June 13, 2020 -Goran Tomasevic/Reuters  




TIDBITS

 

Edited by William Thomas

as a public sanity service

 

The whole idea is to speak plainly, right? Truth to power. 

But whose power? And to what ends?



June 13, 2020

 

Virtue-Signalling Is Not Enough

“We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I’m talking about the white masses, I’m talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We’ve got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don’t fight racism with racism. We’re gonna fight racism with solidarity...

“This is about Power to the People fighting for social, political and economic justice under a system that’s intrinsically unequal.” -Fred Hampton, target of state assassination in December 1969

 

It’s time to rewrite the 16th century America “creation myth”. And maybe re-fund BLM, which, in 1962, profited from $100 million grant from the Ford Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, the Kellogg Foundation and other entities in bed with the Deep State. Its board of directors “is crammed with corporate CEOs and Wall Street honchos,” observes the ever-observant, Pepe Escobar. Before showing how BLM is a co-opted Democratic front. The Donate button on its web page goes to Act Blue, a Democrat donation collection service, which works for the same party whose mayors and governors are showing themselves so eager to crush black communities.   

 

Noam Chomsky is among the first to suggest that, so far, this wave of global protest offers zero political articulation, “and badly needs a strategic direction, far beyond the obvious revolt against police brutality,” Escobar adds.

 

Black Lives Matter has a “plantation mentality,” concludes Elaine Brown, former chairwoman, Black Panther Party. “I know what the BPP was. I know the lives we lost, the struggle we put into place, the efforts we made, the assaults on us by the police and government – I know all that. I don’t know what Black Lives Matter does.”

 

 

Our Planet Has Been Reduced To Only Two Races: White And “The Other!

Andre Vitchek

To be “white” is the state of mind. It means: belonging to the culture which perceives itself as “superior”. The culture which sees itself as ‘exceptional’, and somehow ‘chosen’ to judge and advice the entire humanity…

     The culture which was built on blood, bones, rape, and theft, ‘culture’ shaped by more than 500 years of colonialist terror, is now turning, twisting, and trying to justify itself. It tries to survive while staying in a driving seat…

     “What actually happened a few weeks ago to Mr. George Floyd, has been constantly happening to non-white people all over the world, to the entire communities and countries.

     “Then, suddenly, people, all over the world, had enough!

     “I want it to end; once and for all. I don’t care if some shops get looted or trashed in the process. Peaceniks who are crying over them are mostly sitting in their plush living rooms, watching censored news. They do not see those tens of millions of victims of racism rotting in tropical heat, floating on the surfaces of polluted rivers, thousands of kilometers away!” -Andre Vltchek

 

George Galloway Suggests Worldwide Protests Against Racism Become More Inclusive…

“If anything sums up the triumph of identity politics over class politics, it is the extraordinary verve with which millions of people around the world have poured their courage and energy into the Black Lives Matter protests, while” Britain and the USA continue to be up to their necks “in imperialist crimes which are largely unprotested.

     “Lives don't seem to matter in Yemen, for example, where plague and famine of biblical proportions are exacerbated by British- and American- enabled attacks which have killed hundreds of thousands of people.

     “Arab lives in Syria haven't mattered to more than a handful of people in Britain [and America] throughout nearly a decade of explicit military, political, financial and propaganda support to fanatic hordes seeking to destroy the secular Arab Republic.

     “When black people hung like strange fruit from Libyan trees following the UK/US/French invasion of the country and the sodomising with a bayonet of its leader, liberals like Hillary Clinton and David Cameron laughed – literally, in Clinton's case.”


Judge orders Seattle police to stop with the tear gas -hindustantimes.com

Judge orders Seattle police to stop gassing people -hindustantimes.com


ARE U.S. COVID & PROTEST RESPONSES RACIST?

Infectious disease scientist, Trevor Bedford figures the protests could ultimately lead to between 15,000 and 50,000 overall coronavirus infections and between 50 to 500 deaths.

     “Most of those pictured in photographs from the marches and rallies wore face coverings. Those same masks,” observes Derrick Z. Jackson, “were too often ripped off in agony as police around the nation chose to break up usually peaceful protests with tear gas and pepper spray.

     “The gasping and violent coughing can project the virus of an infected person many feet. Many of those gasping people were then herded into packed vans and sent to crowded jails. The Army has found that tear gas training exercises make soldiers more susceptible to acute respiratory illnesses.”

     Duke U. researcher Sven Eric Jordt says, “Using it in the current situation with COVID-19 around is completely irresponsible.”

     Yet governors in many states, “whose populations are significantly of color and hard hit by COVID-19,” Jackson reports, are rushing to reopen.

     This “new expression of white privilege in America,” is pictured in “predominately white crowds… packed shoulder to shoulder, with few face coverings, at raceways, at Lake of the Ozarks, West Coast and East Coast beaches, and at the launch of SpaceX.”

     Anthony Fauci has not spoken with Trump since May 18. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases are increasing in 20 states and Puerto Rico.

     “No matter which tracking map you look at, the list of states most poorly controlling the virus are dominated by those which have aggressively relaxed COVID health protections,” Jackson continues. “As of June 9, at least 24,000 meatpacking workers and family members have been infected with COIVD-19, with at least 86 worker deaths… inmates, meatpackers, and nursing home staff all tend to be disproportionately black and brown.”

     Is racism a fatal virus?

     “In 2005, former Surgeon General David Satcher estimated that 83,500 black lives a year could be saved by eliminating health disparities.”

     Even as protesters filled the streets, Trump waived environmental reviews “for fossil fuel facilities and pipelines, mining, and other toxic industries. People of color live disproportionately close to lung-penetrating particles and poisonous fumes from industrial plants, increasing their vulnerability to the worst effects of COVID-19.”

     Mustafa Santiago Ali – vice president of environmental justice at the National Wildlife Federation and former senior adviser for environmental justice at the Environmental Protection Agency – told a June 9 House hearing, “When we say, ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ we literally can’t breathe.”

 


DEMOCRATS SCOOP UP BLACK LIVES MARKETING (BLM) FUNDING

Frank Furedi, a sociology professor emeritus in Canterbury and author of How Fear Works: The Culture of Fear in the 21st Century, counts 43 fashion and beauty brands “donating money to Black Lives Matter by clicking on the donate button linked directly to the most undemocratic Democratic party in the history of the American Republic.

 

BLM DONATIONS FUNNELED TO THE DNC, IS IT LEGAL?

ActBlue presents itself as a tax-exempt charity. It would be more accurately described as an illegal and corrupt funding apparatus of the Democratic party. Campaign financing is not a charity. Both the legal basis of ActBlue and the global donations it funnels to the Democrats should be thoroughly investigated.-Conservative Cardinal

 


No wait, this is Hong Kong - it's okay. -Daily Mail

No wait, this is Hong Kong - this is okay. -AP


USA LECTURES WORLD ON FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS & THE RULE OF LAW?

“After George Floyd, America’s world standing is irreparably damaged,” warns Scott Ritter, a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer who served an inspector implementing the INF Treaty and as a UN weapons inspector whose findings of no WMD were ignored by the White House and Downing Street in their manufactured rush to war.

     Neither hardline Republicans nor the United States, he adds, “is in a position to try to sell so-called American values of freedom, democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and open markets to an increasingly skeptical world.”

 


Lucy, oldest hominid found in Ethiopia -Getty Images

 Lucy, oldest hominid found in Ethiopia (reconstruction, not selfie) -Getty Images


WHAT IF THERE IS NO “RACE”?

“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,” writes The Saker. 

     “Wear a T-shirt with ‘White Lives Matter’ on it and you 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. 

(sharp intake of collective breath)

 And yet the original mother of every one of us was an Ethiopian lady of color. Not to mention that modern genetic science has repeatedly found that the entire notion of “race” is unscientific and absurdIn which case, opines The Saker, “a person which does not even accept the notion of ‘race’ cannot be a ‘racist’.”



ABC News

 

SHOCKING FLASH BULLETIN FROM ABC “NEWS”!

China, Russia, and Iran have criticized the United States as hypocritical.”

(sharp intake of collective breath #2)

 “I’m not saying tweets won’t bring down a nation (Trump seems to be experimenting with that one), but I think police officers crushing people to death under their knees is more likely to blame,” suggests a reality-constrained London writer, Simon Rite.

     Better sit down for the next one: All this tweeting by “malign actors,” ABC breathlessly reports, is “part of an ongoing effort to weaken Washington's image on the international stage.”

     “Er, not sure any outside help is needed on that front,” Rite attempts to right such hopelessly hypocritical bombast passed off as opinion-based “journalism” – another contradiction in terms.

     Fresh horrors! Russian state-run media outlets are  applauding Americans for being “justified” in rioting against the “corrupt American capitalist system”! 

     “It’s just an opinion,” Rite writes, “but I reckon some of them do feel pretty justified.”

     It gets worse!!!

     "Russian state-media-affiliated social media accounts shared imagery of police responses to the protests, the use of tear gas by the National Guard and called the protests a ‘revolt’ that 'has reached the front door of the US empire.’”

     Wow! Leave it to the commies to accurately report a story that’s rattling front doors worldwide.



Matt Taibbi -chicagoreader.com

Matt Taibbi -chicagoreader.com

  

THE END OF AMERICAN CORPORATE MEDIA 

“The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily,” points out Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi.

     “It’s established now that anything can be an offense, from a UCLA professor placed under investigation for reading Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’ out loud to a data scientist fired from a research firm for – get this – retweeting an academic study suggesting nonviolent protests may be more politically effective than violent ones!”

     Imagine!!

     Then Intercept writer Lee Fang interviewed an African-American man named Maximum Fr, who lost two cousins,  “murdered in the East Oakland neighborhood where he grew up. Saying his aunt is still not over those killings, Max asked:

     ‘I always question, why does a Black life matter only when a white man takes it?... Like, if a white man takes my life tonight, it’s going to be national news, but if a Black man takes my life, it might not even be spoken of… It’s stuff just like that that I just want in the mix.’

     Fang was promptly denounced as a “racist”, then hauled before a Human Rights tribunal, whose very name suggests no human rights for him.

     Fang also mentioned Tony Timpa, a white guy asphyxiated in 2016 by police, who joked on a body-camafter Timpa passed out and stopped moving: “I don’t want to go to school! Five more minutes, Mom!”

     Yawn.

     A Philadelphia Inquirer editor was fired for running a headline, “Buildings matter, too” – an obviously insane notion in this current era of statue-topplings – “also held by 89% of the population, including 64% of African-Americans,” Taibbi writes.

     Of the 12 known deaths in the first nine days of protests, only “one came at the hands of a police officer (involving a man who may or may not have been aiming a gun at police).”

     Looting, of course, is now deemed okay, even righteous by a cheerleading woke media. And even some political figures.

     Taibbi: “Looting in some communities has been so bad that people have been left without banks to cash checks, or pharmacies to fill prescriptions; business owners have been wiped out (‘My life is gone,’ commented one Philly store owner); a car dealership in San Leandro, California saw 74 cars stolen in a single night.”

     Suck it up, guys. Your pain and loss – not the least of which is faith in America – are for a good cause. 


“27 Police Officers Injured During Largely Peaceful Anti-Racism Protests In London”.

 

Holler when you find that instruction sheet -Michael Reynolds : EPA-EFE:Shutterstock

Pelosi only wants to know: Did you get the shot?  -Michael Reynolds / EPA-EFE/Shutterstock


     Here are Nancy and Chuck kneeling like cult members in some bizarre religious rite, while  wearing “African kente cloth scarves”. An African woman, Obianuju Ekeocha, objects. And not just because of their grotesque cultural misappropriation: “Dear Democrats, in your tokenism, you didn’t wait to find out that this thing that you hanging around your neck is not just some African uniform. It’s actually the Kente material, the Kente belongs to the Ghanaian people… ”

     Guess what, Nance? In the late 17th century, black kente-displaying royalty in Ghana sold of uncounted numbers of black families to British, European and American slave traders. But you apparently visited Ghana for an earlier photo-op, so you must know that.

     Back to Matt Taibbi, who bemoans “an increasingly long list of words and topics are deemed too dangerous to discuss.”

     Not to worry, he concludes. “It’s been learned in these episodes we may freely misreport reality, so long as the political goal is righteous.”



WARNING: more to come...

 


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