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America is not a “white” nation

Well now... an apparently Southern person wrote in response to an article about the Tea-Baggers and Other Klan Affiliates espousing Hate Crimes against black American PEOPLE, under the banners of the Failed Confederate States, that "you are an Idiot" and saying something about the "palling around with terrorists" badly disproved Tea Party Rhetoric. And then saying that the Southern States will secede along with Alaska. And of course all Southerners are going to agree to this, Right? Allow me to remind you of a few things... The South has changed quite a bit since you Racist Retards decided you were going to take your toys and leave, miffed because a Yankee from Illinois of Mixed Race (what, you didn't hear that part in Texas History? Abraham Lincoln was from an ethnic group called Malargeons, and was often said to be Negro. Of course, in Modern Southern classrooms the Lies from the Last Secession movement about States Rights are more prevalent than saying it was about race) was Elected President and was going to attempt a major bit of Reform which put Human Rights above property "rights" in the case of the "right" to keep Human Beings as property. The secessionists won't have the votes to do it. Same reason they didn't have the votes to stop America from electing Barack Obama to be President. America isn't a "white" nation and neither are any of the states. What would you do, Secessionists, to force the Black and Hispanic AMERICANS in "your" states to either join you in secession or get out? Would you get the White Sheets out of grandpa's closet and ride out lynching anybody who didn't go along with the idea? That's what the Confederacy did the first time, and the only reason they could get it to work TEMPORARILY was the fact that the blacks were held in slavery and deliberately kept ignorant, not allowed to learn to so much as read on pain of beatings and death. They were also kept unarmed. Do you seriously believe that you'll be able to peddle that same kind of shit today? Take all the Tea-Baggers in Texas and descend on ONE Black American enclave, maybe Polytechnic Heights or Stop Six in Ft Worth, maybe South Oak Cliff in Dallas or 5th Ward in Houston. Or the equally hated-by-the-Tea-Party-and-other-Klan-groups Hispanics, the ones who your Stupid Loudmouth Leaders Beck and Limbaugh were confidently predicting would vote against Barack Obama because the Fox News Retards calculated them to be every bit as stupidly racist as the Tea-Baggers. Go to Segundo Barrio in El Paso with that shit. Tell them you're taking over completely in Texas. See how long you would last. Try the same thing in Birmingham Alabama, see how far you get with that. See, in order for your "we're going to take all our toys and go home" snivelly little Tantrum to work, you would have to have unanimous support. You won't get it. Just like you didn't "get" the idea that

Respect…

Why do the same cops and their tame Social Workers who Demand, under threat of punishment, that we automatically and unconditionally "respect" THEM, Refuse to unconditionally and automatically respect US? Saying that we have to comply and conform to THEIR arbitrary orders, dress and appearance code, even the language we speak among ourselves? Or in the case of the Hotel Owner in Taos, and the cases of Muhammad Ali and Ojore Lutalo, that we take and accept the "White" names, either the ones we were given when we were born into the Slave System, or like in Taos, where the people were supposed to abandon the culture in which they were raised in order to please their White Anglo Saxon Master? Haiti, where they're supposed to abandon their cultural identity, the one the Slave Owners and their successive generations of Apologists have constantly bitched whined and snivelled about, saying the French or other EuroCentric "Cultures" are so far superior to that of the Negroes, who were after all slaves. And simply EVERYBODY knows, Dah-link, that the poor and especially the slaves bring their own poverty upon them by their own innate inferiority. The Cops and their Social Worker comrades have a saying "Respect has to be EARNED" but only in one direction, they obviously don't have any sense of a Reciprocal Duty to "earn" the respect of the Peasants and Commoners over whom they rule. Then they wonder why somebody would put a nine-millimeter slug through the front of heads, right between their piggy little eyes, while they're harassing or assaulting the person or handcuffing him so they can harass and assault him constantly, at their leisure, whenever they damn well feel like it while he's their prisoner. Like Jensen and Jordan found out.

G7 vow to cancel Haiti Debt…

30 years too late. Mighty white of them. Swiss courts delayed announcing their decision, hours before the Earthquake, to reinstate the money stolen from Haiti by the Dvalier family, with the help of the CIA and Pentagon, and Swiss banks along with other multinational banking Corporations, to the Duvaliers. Not to Haiti. One Swiss official said that it's customary to wait several weeks before announcing court decisions. My take on it is that G7 and Credite Suisse and the IMF and World Bank would have been perfectly content keeping Haiti twisting in the wind forever or until the Haitian People collectively sold themselves back into odious hateful humiliating Slavery with the condition that they every morning en-masse they would have to issue a sincere apology for ever declaring themselves to be a free people.

Labadee: Royal Caribbean’s Neo Haiti

Former President Bill Clinton is heading to Haiti, again. As UN special envoy to Haiti, he paid a visit last year as a guest of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship line to promote their tourist facility at La'Badie. Said CEO Adam Goldstein: "Labadee is just a great example of the way that things can work in a very positive way in this country." Are those new ways or old? The secured compound, laying under the protection of the old French colonial capitol, greets 7,000 cruise passengers a week, even this week, many of whom don't know they're in "Haiti," on an old slave plantation, or what may have been the crucible of real Islamic rebel voodoo! I didn't know about the private resort of Labadee, but my attention was drawn in December to the announcement of the launch of The Oasis of the Seas, the largest cruise ship ever devised. It was leaving the shipyards of Finland, having to pass under a Danish suspension bridge at low tide, so titanic was she. I took note because the headline announced her maiden destination to be Haiti, an odd place I thought, to be ostentatious. The spotlight which the recent earthquake has brought on the poverty in Haiti had me wondering if all seventeen decks of the Oasis of the Seas were gawking at the suffering masses awaiting aid in Port-au-Prince. Not a chance. The Oasis, and Royal Caribbean's fleet of floating carbon boots harbor at a secluded oasis which the cruise line rents from Haiti. Its income represents the largest portion of Haiti's tourism revenue. If you thought President Obama's offer of $100 Million was stingy, you can calculate Royal Caribbean's avarice on one hand. The tragic earthquake hasn't interrupted the cruises. It this tragedy has an upside, it's that some vacationers are expressing less facility stuffing down a burger knowing most Haitians await relief. Haiti receives $6 for each tourist who disembarks to zip-line, buy trinkets from licensed vendors, and sun on Christoper Columbus Beach. They're told it was his old stomping ground --which actually can be said of Hispaniola's entire northern coastline. Likewise the same is true about the slave plantations which, from the port of Cap Francois, provided 40% of Europe's sugar and 60% of its coffee. Today Haiti is renowned as the poorest land in the Western Hemisphere. The verdant lands of La Partie Du Nord --of Les Grand Blancs-- are separated from the Haitian population by a mountainous Massif, and in the case of Labadee, with barbed wire. Royal Caribbean boasts that its operations are critical to the Haitian economy. It employs hundreds, but contrast that with what the coast could provide if it wasn't privatized. The resort draws from a cheap labor pool of an unlimited mass of Haitians who are kept with no other options but to hope they can replace the couple hundred employees confined to the cruise line compound. And yes, the cruise itineraries avoid mention of Haiti, attributing Labadee as a "private island" of

Haiti public menace is old stereotype

Once again NMT scoops the corporate media desperate for images of menacing Haitians on the verge of violence. These 1793 engravings aimed to anger the French public against the savagery of the Haitians rising against their masters in then Colonial French St. Domingue. A detail from The Pillage of Cap François, 1793, from Brown University Archives. Another detail of the murder of French colonists. These are extracts from a tableau which depicts the eleven days of mayhem before the arrival of military reinforcements. These inflammatory scenes show whites being victimized by grotesque pig-nosed blacks, looking absurd in stolen clothing, gorging themselves with the food and drink of their masters. The same event, this is titled the Burning of Cap Français.

John Brown, from a grateful people

This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, an attempt to appropriate from the US armory to defend a slavery free territory. The already notorious anti-slavery evangelist had lost the earlier Free State sanctuaries Palmyra and Osawatomie. On October 16-17, 1859, the band of 22 abolitionists and free men, held off the townsmen and US Marines, until ten were killed and five escaped. The seven survivors were hanged, including Brown, who said at the scaffold: "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood."   The raid on Harpers Ferry set into motion the fight in earnest to emancipate the southern slaves, ending 305 years of American slavery. Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Central America, Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay, Venezuela, and all British, French, Danish, Dutch, and Portuguese colonies, had already abolished slavery between 1811 and 1863. The US was followed by Cuba then Brazil in 1888. Osawatomie Brown's band were fanatical and violent, but were hailed as heroes by the Union in the Civil War. This statue was erected in 1911, inscribed "erected to the memory of John Brown by a grateful people." It stands in Kansas City, in a neighborhood which once was the town of Quindaro, a major stop along the underground railway. Brown's fellow domestic terrorists were: Killed: Jeremiah G. Anderson, Oliver Brown, Watson Brown, John H. Kagi, Lewis S. Leary, William H. Leeman, Dangerfield Newby, Stewart Taylor, Dauphin Thompson and William Thompson. Executed: John E. Cook, John A. Copeland, Edwin Coppoc, Shields Green, Albert Hazlett, and Aaron D. Stevens. Escaped: Osborne P. Anderson, Owen Brown, Barclay Coppoc, Francis J. Merriam, and Charles P. Tidd.

Saipan abuses impervious to outrage?

A 2006 article in MS Magazine exposed labor abuse in the US territories of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Have conditions changed since protectors Tom Delay and Jack Abramoff were dislodged? Consider that US Senator Daniel Kahikina delivered this condemnation of human exploitation in the Saipan in 1998. The Commonwealth shares our American flag, but it does not share the American system of immigration. There is something fundamentally wrong with a CNMI immigration system that issues permits to recruiters, who in turn promise well-paying American jobs to foreigners in exchange for a $6,000 recruitment fee. When the workers arrive in Saipan, they find their recruiter has vanished and there are no jobs in sight. Hundreds of these destitute workers roam the streets of Saipan with little or no chance of employment and no hope of returning to their homeland. The State Department has confirmed that the government of China is an active participant in the CNMI immigration system. There is something fundamentally wrong with an immigration system that allows the government of China to prohibit Chinese workers from exercising political or religious freedom while employed in United States. Something is fundamentally wrong with a CNMI immigration system that issues entry permits for 12- and 13-year-old girls from the Philippines and other Asian nations, and allows their employers to use them for live sex shows and prostitution. Finally, something is fundamentally wrong when a Chinese construction worker asks if he can sell one of his kidneys for enough money to return to China and escape the deplorable working conditions in the Commonwealth and the immigration system that brought him there. There are voices in the CNMI telling us that the cases of worker abuse we keep hearing about are isolated examples, that the system is improving, and that worker abuse is a thing of the past. These are the same voices that reap the economic benefits of a system of indentured labor that enslaves thousands of foreign workers -- a system described in a bi-partisan study as "an unsustainable economic, social and political system that is antithetical to most American values." There is overwhelming evidence that abuse in the CNMI occurs on a grand scale and the problems are far from isolated.

John Brown Obama vs Barack Lincoln

In their quest to muddy Barack Obama by his association with Weatherman Bill Ayers, some right wing bloggers dug up a copy of the old SDS/ Weathermen zine OSAWATOMIE which Ayers and company published and distributed while on the lam. What could the title mean, the blimp-necks wondered... Googling "Osawatomie" revealed it was a town in Missouri associated with the abolitionist terrorist John Brown, who ultimately led the ill-fated armed insurrection against slavery at Harper's Ferry, which sparked the Civil War and finally decided the matter. The reich-wing bloggers were certain this was the meaningful link, "there is no other Osawatomie listed on the map, anywhere," one blogger assured readers. If they had looked inside the first issue, on the inside cover, they'd have found the explanation for why Students for a Democratic Society, frustrated with the false promise of non-violent resistance, had chosen to honor John Brown: Inset: In 1856, at the Battle of Osawatomie, Kansas, John Brown and 30 other abolitionists, using guerrilla tactics, beat back an armed attack by 250 slavery supporters, who were trying to make Kansas a slave state. This was a turning point in the fight against slavery. For this, John Brown was given the name "Osawatomie" by his comrades. While some today are excited to paint Barack Obama's face over the portrait of Abraham Lincoln, I wish it had been John Brown whose example might have inspired Obama. Abraham Lincoln bent to the eventual will of the American people to emancipate the slaves, but it was Brown who led the way.

Crossing to safety

Gorée Island, just 3 kilometers off the coast of Senegal, was one of the largest slave trading outposts in West Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries. Men, women and children were collected from the region and herded into holding pens on the island. They were then made to pass through this portal and onto waiting slave ships, where they eventually were sold, destined for the colonies of the New World. For thousands, this door represented the last connection they had with Africa.   Yippee. Comin' to America.

All your women are belong to us

AYBABTU variant: All Your Babes Are Belong To Us. In ancient days when kingdoms conquered each other, the winners would slaughter the vanquished males and keep the females for themselves, to augment their own number. Warring cannibals still do the same when they raid rival villages. They kill the men, eat them to acquire their power, and take the girls for brides or for slave labor. It would seem tribal prejudices aren't entrenched when it comes to another culture’s women. Is this because foreign females are less threatening, or because coveting another's spouse transcends bigotry? Westerners fantasize that Native Americans raided the pioneer settlements to take captive the white women on account of their white beauty. I doubt it. Women are smaller than men and can be dominated, wives and laborers being more or less the same thing. Western society seems preoccupied to fetishistic extremes with the safety of its white women, while negligent about the fate of those of darker skin. But does that mean we are not interested in non-white women? Of course not. The recent focus on trying to introduce western education into Islamic cultures is strategically targeting young Muslim girls. It seems altruistic, but follows the usual pattern of male-mankind’s predatory nature. Naturally the benefits of separating girls from their communities serves the need of human traffickers, for the sex trade but to a much bigger degree, all industrial applications. Look at the Maquiladoras on the Mexican border, where US manufacturers have relocated to exploit cheap Mexican labor without having to ship products too much further to reach American consumers. Look into those factories, they are full of women. Look at the sweat shops in our port cities, where non-citizens labor undocumented -or falsely documented- they’re women. The work camps set up in the US territories to skirt our labor laws and duck import tariffs are also full of women. Indeed clothing mills and electronics factories across the globe are staffed predominantly with women. Men are left with the construction, transportation and extraction industries, the labor issues of which affect the industrialist bottom line not the least. We may guard our white women closely, feigning paternal self-interest, but we’re after all women, for the traditional role of indentured servitude.

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