Posted by Gerard on August 16, 2017, 7:28 am
Quote; "What an unfortunate "coin-incident" ladies and gents..We agonise here over the complex algorithms which drive the "Deep State's" mechanisms of social control incl. esp. the possibility of the creation or "encouragement" of terrorist events around the world but the simple application of Divide and Rule seems to have escaped the chattering-classes' attention..Look at it this way...."Look at them kicking Saddam (ha, ha), they're not laughing now!"...To a Utilitarian; "oh they're kicking the statue of General Lee who is laughing now?!" I'm not..as with the ritual immolation of human effigies these things should be left to the past....some might compare it to Soviet Russia but there were how many statues of Stalin? We need to be able to see our pasts (whatever they are), and these places can become iconic symbols of healing and rapprochement..what is left otherwise is a cultural void that can provide succor to no-one...Brits should consider very carefully the history of the Union (because that is what this is about..controlling and dividing same), ..and the so-called radicals, who are (as usual), so concerned with justice and freedom, just what effect the Yankee victory had on the
Amerinds.....!" Post to The Lifeboat News message board.
Nb. In the case of the icons of social engineering* when they become ubiquitous the balance must be re-addressed but this is an attempt (ostensibly, for it is the intent of those participating -or "being manipulated"-, here that is of import), to bury the past....never a good idea. Neither does it appear that these same chattering classes have considered (or acknowledged), the aping of fundamentalist terror attacks that this tragic incident represents...
Heather Heyer #RIP
"..another has been sacrificed to the corn deities; her motives were clear and laudable in that she felt the Right Wing protest was something that given the current, "shoot first ask questions later" NRA lead policy (that tries to allow Americans to continue to live an undeclared civil war), which is wedded to the continuance of what is essentially a political motivated policy of exclusion, not just for Afro-Caribbeans but disaffected whites also that criminalises dissent and makes addicts of conformists (Mr.Trump), she must make a stand against (for those concerned advocate -one way or another-, for the continuance of same)." Post to The Lifeboat News message board.
*This was an easy cause to use to ignite a forest-fire of confrontation nevertheless the erection of mass-produced images is an attempt (at least), to indulge in social engineering by the disaffected southern whites, however balance does not admit to a Year Zero type approach in response, the U.S Government should be in control let it make sensible policies instead of stoking the fires of hate. History is written by the victors..
"The truth behind most of the Confederate monuments being torn down tells an even larger story than you'd realize" Go to: https://twitter.com/mic/status/898941499550736384
Statues of medical racist who experimented on slaves should also be taken down
Quote; "protesters gathered in New York City’s Central Park to call for the removal of a monument to James Marion Sims – the “father of gynaecology” – a doctor who bought, sold and experimented on slaves.
There are two other Sims statues on state-owned property. One is in Columbia, South Carolina, and the other in Montgomery, Alabama. In an interview with MSNBC, Steve Benjamin, the mayor of Columbia, recently agreed that the local Sims statue should come down “at some point”. Now the New York Academy of Medicine has reissued a statement supporting the removal of Sims’ effigy from Central Park.
Over the past five decades, a small army of academics – including social historians, feminists, African American scholars and bioethicists – have reached a consensus that Sims’ medical research on enslaved patients was dangerous, exploitative and deeply unethical – even by the standards of his times. And doctors at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Sims’ home state, have publicly acknowledged Sims’ overt medical racism.
The ongoing removal of statues that celebrate the Confederacy and other forms of white supremacy, is an opportunity to also correct the problem of Sims’ troubling presence on the symbolic landscape of America’s past.
Searching for victimsIt is common knowledge that Sims was a slave owner during the years he practised medicine in Montgomery, Alabama. It is also well known that he performed dangerous experiments on enslaved women, men and babies. These experiments were so dangerous that even his friends and fellow doctors told him that he was going too far." Go to: http://theconversation.com/statues-of-medical-racist-who-experimented-on-slaves-should-also-be-taken-down-82704?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1503679553
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Arnie Wades in...
Quote; Are we really "all on the same side"?
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