‘Fascists and Racists On Campus — U.S.’

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“I hold that whatever debates may be underway about the targets of Orwell’s dystopian “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, the modern university is the only institution that has taken that noble work for use as a manual.

“For where else are words turned quite upside down, flipped over to stand on their bruised heads and told to dance to the rigorous tunes of fanatics? For it is only on a university campus that simple, basic words are made by violence to take on their exact and opposite meanings: up is down, right is wrong, day is night, and anti-fascism is fascism.

“A couple of nights ago the ‘Twitter’-banished, Trump supporting, Internet gadfly and author Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to give a talk at the (hilariously regarded) home of the Free Speech movement of the 1960s, Berkeley campus in ‘Oceania’ — sorry, in California. If I were to characterize Yiannopoulos, I’d put him down as a Right-wing, more sophisticated version of Jon Stewart. He is certainly more clever. There is a relaxed quality to his goading of the politically-correct hordes that Stewart’s more determined sneering never really achieved.

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“Milo doesn’t have a TV show (yet) but he gives talks and is on a campus tour. Naturally when he showed up at Berkeley, a riot broke out.
https://www.facebook.com/GerryGagnonCANADA/posts/1775984626055416

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/protests-violence-prompts-uc-berkeley-cancel-milo-yiannopoulos-event-n715711

“A little flavour of the evening may be gleaned from any number of sources:

“Protesters armed with bricks and fireworks mounted an assault on the building hosting a speech by … Milo Yiannopoulos.”

Another:

“Several injuries have been reported and at least four banks have been vandalized after demonstrators marched away from the scene of a violent protest at the cancelled speaking event by … speaker Yiannopoulos.”

“And just one more:

“As the gathered crowd got more agitated, masked ‘black bloc’ activists began hurling projectiles including bricks, lit fireworks and rocks at the building and police. Some used police barriers as battering rams to attack the doors of the venue, breaching at least one of the doors and entering the venue on the first floor.”

Protest against Milo Yiannopoulos who was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (Jane Tyska--Bay Area News Group)

Protest against Milo Yiannopoulos who was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (Jane Tyska–Bay Area News Group)

“Now, what do we call it when people in black uniforms and face masks storm a speaking venue, assault attendees, light fires and throw bricks at police with the express purpose of shutting down a speech? Would “fascist” work for you? In this context, and remembering it is a university campus where this outrage was perpetrated, I think fascist will serve quite nicely. And then we may advance to giving the name of the group that sponsored this giddy fit of intolerance and mayhem. They call themselves “AntiFa” which is the cute way campus blackshirts like to spell anti-fascist these days.

“You see thereby what I mean by saying it is only in a university setting that words and descriptions are not only torn from their roots, mauled and variously abused, but put to service in the exact opposite of all their meaning. For those who are little too fond of invoking an analogy with the Weimar Republic in these Trumpian days, it might be worth looking in a reverse direction at Trump’s more fanatic opponents for a more faithful deployment of the comparison. As between the well-coiffed, mild-mannered Yiannopoulos, and a mob of black-clad mask-wearing brick-tossing rioters, I’d go with nominating the latter as the fascist crowd.

“Righteousness staggers the angry mind. The rioters presented the “argument” that Yiannopoulos’s (aborted) talk was an act of violence, while ever so superciliously they maintained that their acts of violence were free speech. One pureblood nitwit at the event whined that it wasn’t Milo’s talk, per se, that triggered her, but that she feared that in some future class she might unwittingly be sitting next to someone who had attended it. (Does Berkeley have an entrance exam? Does it require baying at the moon?)

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“More and more those who are, as it were, genetically opposed to the results of the presidential election, make the assumption that the Republican victory handed them a licence to violate all the codes of civil society and the understandings of democratic practice. That because their fellow citizens make a choice they find unpalatable, they are thereby released to riot and violence and plaster their actions as heroic and noble. And of course the cringing authorities of the universities, instead of clarion denunciations of such actions, and absolute dissociation from all such charades, dance mildly down some imagined middle. Milo is a “provocateur” or he is “extreme” right wing, or that most feeble of all standbys, claiming the protest was “infiltrated” by “outsiders”.

“The moral courage of some universities is at a low low ebb and their long and ancient reputation as havens of thought and intellectual regard is being travestied. There is only one real protest I would really like to see on a university campus these days: one that marched for more rigorous courses and more time in the libraries, reading. Meantime, I expect we’ll see a run on Mussolini bios.”

–‘There are fascists on campus. Protesters don’t realize it’s them, not Milo Yiannopoulos’,
Rex Murphy, National Post, February 3, 2017

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/rex-murphy-there-are-fascists-on-campus-protesters-dont-realize-its-them-not-milo-yiannopoulos

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/02/protests-milo-yiannopolous-berkeley-mark-new-low-campus-craziness/

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“The Left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a ‘progressive’ charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/03/look-who-funds-the-group-behind-the-call-to-arms-at-milos-berkeley-event/

“The ‘Alliance for Global Justice’, based in Tucson, is listed as an organizer and fiscal sponsor for ‘Refuse Fascism’, a communist group that encouraged Left-wingers to shut down the Yiannopoulos event…

“‘Refuse Fascism’, which includes Princeton professor Cornel West as one of its founding “initiators”, defended the response, issuing a statement on its website that called the shut down “righteous”.
https://refusefascism.org/

“And on its ‘Facebook’ page, the group asserted that the vandalism and arson were not “violence”. Instead, the group argued that Yiannopoulos and Trump perpetrate violence through the policies they support.
https://www.facebook.com/refusefascism

“Dismantling police fences is not violent. And to compare preventing someone like that from speaking to the real-world violence that they perpetuate everyday is ludicrous,”

reads one post on the group’s Facebook page…”

–‘Soros-Funded Group Gave 50K to Goons Who Provoked Berkley Riot’,
Rick Moran, PJ Media, February 4, 2017

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/02/04/soros-funded-group-gave-50k-to-goons-who-provoked-berkley-riot/

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“A Drexel professor whose tweets about ‘white supremacy’ sparked an uproar on social media says his words were misinterpreted satire. {He’s lying to try and save his job…}

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Drexel-officials-Professor-George-Ciccariello-Mahers-White-Genocide-tweet-was-utterly-reprehensible.html

“All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide”,

associate professor of politics and global studies George Ciccariello-Maher wrote on Christmas Eve.

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“He then wrote on Sunday:

“To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian revolution, that was a good thing indeed.”

“Not long thereafter, Ciccariello-Maher’s tweets were picked up by the ‘Daily Caller’, ‘Breitbart’ and other conservative news sites. His tweets are not public, or at least weren’t as of Monday morning. It is public, though, that he has over 10,000 followers and has tweeted over 16,000 times.

“Ciccariello-Maher teaches in Drexel’s Department of History and Politics. His bio on Drexel’s website says he is “an expert and frequent media commentator on social movements, particularly in Latin America” who also

“teaches, researches and writes about race, racism, prisons and policing in the U.S. and internationally, including how race is associated with suspicion and guilt”…
https://georgeciccariello.com/about/

{Then, the idiot inadvertently demonstrated how he was lying…}

“Reached on Monday by ‘The Inquirer’, Ciccariello-Maher offered a reaction to the reaction.

“On Christmas Eve, I sent a satirical tweet about an imaginary concept, ‘white genocide,'” he said in an e-mail. ‘For those who haven’t bothered to do their research, ‘white genocide’ is an idea invented by white supremacists and used to denounce everything from interracial relationships to multicultural policies (and most recently, against a tweet by ‘State Farm Insurance’). It is a figment of the racist imagination, it should be mocked, and I’m glad to have mocked it.”

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“Many readers and social media followers didn’t get the humor, though — and his employer didn’t, either.

“On Sunday night, Drexel issued an official statement saying:

“While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.”

“The university also said it

“contacted Ciccariello-Maher today to arrange a meeting to discuss this matter in detail.”

“Ciccariello-Maher said Drexel’s statement lacked

“understanding either the content or the context of the tweets,” and that “while Drexel has been nothing but supportive in the past, this statement is worrying.”

“What is most unfortunate is that this statement amounts to caving to the truly reprehensible movements and organizations that I was critiquing,” he said. “On the university level, moreover, this statement — despite a tepid defense of free speech — sends a chilling message and sets a frightening precedent. It exposes untenured and temporary faculty not only to internal disciplinary scrutiny {Hooray!}, but equally importantly, it encourages harassment as an effective means to impact university policies.”

“He added that he has been the subject of

“a coordinated smear campaign [that] was orchestrated to send mass tweets and emails to myself, my employer, and my colleagues,” and that he has “received hundreds of death threats.”

“This satirical tweet became fodder for online white supremacists to systematically harass me and my employer, Drexel University,” Ciccariello-Maher said. “As my students will attest, my classroom is a free-for-all of ideas, in which anyone is welcome to their opinions, but expected to defend those opinions with argument. I teach regularly on the history of genocidal practices like colonialism and slavery -genocides carried out by the very same kind of violent racists who are smearing me today.”

“Ciccariello-Maher also won his share of support on social media. One strong defense came from {racist} American University of Beirut professor Steven Saliata {Two of a kind}

{Salaita’s latest book is entitled “Decolonizing Native America and Palestine”.

“Book goes to the historical and political roots of international colonialism.”

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/decolonizing-native-america-palestine-new-book-steven-salaita/ }

–‘Drexel professor reprimanded for ‘White Genocide’ tweet claims it was satire’,
Jonathan Tannenwald and Inga Saffron, Philly.com, DECEMBER 26, 2016

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/Drexel-officials-Professor-George-Ciccariello-Mahers-White-Genocide-tweet-was-utterly-reprehensible.html

Frantz Fanon

Frantz Fanon

‘The Far-Left Ideas that Motivate ‘White Genocide’ Professor’

“The phrase “white genocide” was a tending topic on Twitter Monday morning after news broke Sunday that Dr. George Ciccorioello-Maher, a professor at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, tweeted out a wish for “white genocide” on Christmas Day.

“The shocking thing about Ciccorioello-Maher’s tweet “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide”, is that based on his ideology and his choice of influences, Professor Ciccorioello-Maher appears to mean it. It’s a shocking lesson about what is being taught at America’s universities today and who is teaching.

“In another Christmas Day tweet, Ciccorioello-Maher called the massacre of whites a “good thing.”

‘To clarify: when the whites were massacred during the Haitian Revolution, that was a good thing indeed.’
— George Ciccariello (@cicCiccorioello-Maheraher) December 25, 2016

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“By the end of the Christmas Day, Drexel University released a statement about the professor, saying:

“Drexel became aware today of Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher’s inflammatory tweet, which was posted on his personal Twitter account on Dec. 24, 2016. While the University recognizes the right of its faculty to freely express their thoughts and opinions in public debate, Professor Ciccariello-Maher’s comments are utterly reprehensible, deeply disturbing, and do not in any way reflect the values of the University.

“The University is taking this situation very seriously. We contacted Ciccariello-Maher today to arrange a meeting to discuss this matter in detail.”

“Some have attempted to dismiss Ciccorioello-Maher ’s statement as a mere rhetorical flourish and nothing to be taken seriously. For example, ‘Atlantic’ magazine’s Senior Editor Adam Serwer implied that Ciccorioello-Maher must have meant it ironically, saying on ‘Twitter’:

“White genocide is a Nazi concept, comparable to eugenicist “race suicide,” the only people who use it unironically are Nazis or ignorant.”
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) December 26, 2016

“However, to dismiss Dr. Ciccorioello-Maher’s statement as anything other than a literal call for violence shows a deep ignorance about the revolutionary ideology of both the professor and one of his obvious key influences, Franz Fanon.

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“Professor Ciccorioello-Maher—who has a Ph.D. in Political Science from U.C. Berkeley— describes himself as a “radical political theorist” on his own website:

“George Ciccariello-Maher is a writer, radical political theorist, and currently Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He has taught radical theory and politics at Drexel, U.C. Berkeley, San Quentin State Prison, and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas.”
https://georgeciccariello.com/about/

“Based on his website, a central part of Ciccariello-Maher’s ideas revolve around the concept of “decolonization” and the major proponent of the concept of decolonization was Franz Fanon.

“A list of articles on Ciccariello-Maher’ website includes such far-Left academic topics as “Jumpstarting the Decolonial Engine: Symbolic Violence from Fanon to Chávez”, and “Decolonial Realism: Ethics, Politics, and Dialectics in Fanon and Dussel”.

“The abstract for an article by Ciccorioello-Maher titled “Decolonizing Fanaticism” describes it as

“a reconsideration of the role of fanaticism in Frantz Fanon’s political thought”

and goes on to say:

“Despite Fanon’s own warning about the dangers of fanaticism, I find that the equivalent concept of enthusiasm is nevertheless central to forcing his decolonial dialectic into motion.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/02/books/the-doctor-prescribed-violence.html

“Who is Ciccariello-Maher’s idol Franz Fanon and why is he central to understanding why the professor isn’t being ironic when he talks about

“white genocide?”

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“As ‘Breitbart News’ has reported before, Franz Fanon was a Marxist revolutionary philosopher, and he’s been a central influence to both the black liberation movement of the 1960s—’Black Panther Party’ leader Eldridge Cleaver said that

“every brother on a rooftop can quote Fanon.’’

—and the current incarnation of the Black Liberation movement: ‘Black Lives Matter’.

“A ‘New York Times’ book review of a biography of Fanon is titled “The Doctor Prescribed Violence” —fitting, since one of Fanon’s most famous quotes is:

“Violence is a cleansing force. It frees the native from his inferiority complex and from his despair and inaction; it makes him fearless and restores his self-respect.”

“The ‘New York Times’ review gives a good capsule biographical sketch of Fanon and his impact:

“When the Third World was the great hope of the international Left — three very long decades ago, in other words — no book had a more seductive mystique than ”The Wretched of the Earth.” Its author, Frantz Fanon, was a psychiatrist, originally from Martinique, who had become a spokesman for the Algerian revolution against French colonialism. He was black, dashing and, even better, a martyr — succumbing to leukemia at the age of 36, a year before Algeria’s independence in 1962. Fanon was hardly alone in championing the violent overthrow of colonialism. But his flair for incendiary rhetoric was unmatched.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/02/books/the-doctor-prescribed-violence.html

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“Franz Fanon wrote about the topic of violence in vivid terms, talking about “searing bullters and bloodstained knives”:

“In decolonization, there is therefore the need of a complete calling in question of the colonial situation. If we wish to describe it precisely, we might find it in the well-known words: “The last shall be first and the first last.” Decolonization is the putting into practice of this sentence. That is why, if we try to describe it, all decolonization is successful.

“The naked truth of decolonization evokes for us the searing bullets and bloodstained knives which emanate from it. For if the last shall be first, this will only come to pass after a murderous and decisive struggle between the two protagonists.”
http://www.openanthropology.org/fanonviolence.htm

Taking after his idol Fanon, Ciccorioello-Maher himself says, he is an “actual communist.”

‘Sorry, I’m not “alt-left,” just an actual communist.’
— George Ciccariello (@cicCiccorioello-Maheraher) December 11, 2016

“Parents about to send their children off to college should be aware of who will be waiting to teach them and exactly what ideas they plan to educate them about.”

–‘The Far-Left Ideas that Motivate ‘White Genocide’ Professor’,
Lee Stranahan, Breitbart, 26 Dec. 2016

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/26/the-far-left-ideas-that-motivate-white-genocide-professor/

'Professor' Cheryl Matias

‘Professor’ Cheryl Matias

“In a ‘scholarly’ article published in “Teaching Education”, Professor Cheryl Matias calls whiteness “a disease”, while suggesting new ways to teach urban students about “racism and whiteness”…

“In her article, Matias writes that teachers must address “normalized, oppressive Whiteness”, saying that a “colorblind” society cannot truly exist in the United States.

“Despite silently acknowledging that race plays a role in” achievement gaps, writes Matias,

“the study of race, racism, and exertions of Whiteness are rarely recognized as a substantive issue in teacher education and the teaching profession.”

“Racism and whiteness are diseases that need to be addressed, she continues, writing,

“We cannot even begin to address symptoms, such as the racial achievement gap, if we do not address the underlying diseases of racism and Whiteness.”

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“There isn’t even an argument that white supremacy exists, Matias writes, saying she won’t even bother to prove the concept during her paper.

“This article acknowledges White supremacy as an overarching system of white Western racial domination, which manifests globally,” she explains. “We are all operating under the system of white supremacy.”

“Teachers must examine their own “whiteness,” Dr. Matias argues.

“As the only ‘person of color’ in the room,” she explains, “I am often left with the pain of being denied a racial reality {Says the racist…}. Thus, the cycle of abuse is a pyrrhic victory, one where the pain and tears of whites override my own pain.”

“Indeed, she writes,

“DiAngelo (2011) argued that white fragility plays an essential role in the maintenance of Whiteness and when unfettered, the consequences can be dire.”

“Education has been biased in favor of “whites”, Dr. Matias goes on.

“Teacher education – replete with a majority of white stakeholders who write the curricula, program frameworks, assessments, and standards – has permitted Whiteness to become a white enterprise.

“Worse yet, some white teachers and teacher educators co-opt and redefine theories first conceptualized by scholars of color who were resisting the hegemonic oppression of Whiteness,” she continues. “In using their white ocular to filter out the most radical parts of these theories to fit within white color-blind comforts,the essence of their conception is lost.”

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“In the end,

“Once teacher education understands how and why whites have become culturally white, it can engage in a deeper conversation of race and racism, move beyond guilt, anger, and denial needed to become whole-heartedly antiracist {anti-white}.”

“Dr. Matias is an assistant Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver. Her article, “Why do you make me hate myself?: Re-Teaching Whiteness, Abuse, and Love in Urban Teacher Education”, was published in Teaching Education this year.”

–‘Education Professor: Whiteness is a “Disease”,
Aurelius, iOTW Report, November 11, 2015

http://iotwreport.com/education-professor-whiteness-is-a-disease/
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COMMENT: “Don’t call me white. That’s racist.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“I’m tired of being unjustly accused of being white every time I turn around. I’m pink, dammit.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“Constantly hearing the phrase “people of color” makes me wonder if I’m colorless.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“How did I become “culturally white”? By applying myself and staying out of trouble. I have no interest in a culture that fails to credit personal responsibility and choice and glorifies misbehavior. And I refuse to be guilt-tripped into believing that I am a bad person for feeling this way.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“What has become known as Western Culture is the superior way for people to coexist and collaborate freely. It happened to be the product of white people, but that’s irrelevant. Anybody with a different skin color is welcome to join in as long as they agree to acculturate appropriately.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“Where do we sign up to be ‘Star-Bellied Sneeches’? Dr. Suess got it and wrote a book my children understand. Apparently these morons never will. The agitators are the only people who care about race.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“Look. If you don’t like your skin color, or are micro-aggressed by what one of your ancestors might have done (but you haven’t), or any other idiotic mental twaddle, just do us all a favor and commit suicide. Kill yourself. Please. Now. Quit polluting the education and gene pool for the next generation.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“None of it makes sense. It’s all gibberish.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“Actually, this here young female is one of those LA RAZA-LULAC-MEChA racial agitators … La ReConquista … you know – white people stole Mexico’s land and wealth and future and they are fighting to take it back. Mexiqaeda. This type works to drive El Norte Americanos Gringos from ‘Aztlan’ – the stolen province … which, depending on the version you go with, is either everything after the Louisiana Purchase or everything West of the Mississippi.”
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
“Read her bio and you’ll find another race-baiting, affirmative action womyn. She could hit the trifecta if she’d come out of the closet as a lesbian but prefers to be a “motherscholar”. She’s writing just another paper excusing the urban black or brown (or in her case apparently, mocha) population for failing miserably at anything even close to a normal performance in academics and for that matter, some of them making it impossible for others to achieve good results. What positive results could this idiot possibly think would occur when she calls being white a disease?”
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“Has anyone watched the video of that woman who pretended to be black, the one who was with the NAACP? Confronted time and again with the evidence that she is not black, she refused to believe it and admit she is white. Same thing here. It’s a mental illness akin to hearing voices and living in a complete fantasy land of one’s own construction.”
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“Thank you for your essay, Dr. Matias, it was mighty white of you to share it…”

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See also:
Racism is now “genius”?’ (‘Whiteness’) {December 23, 2016}:
https://hectorheisler.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/racism-is-now-genius/

University Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness{September 7, 2016}:
https://hectorheisler.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/university-strikes-back-against-campus-political-correctness/

The Intolerance of ‘Liberal’ Fundamentalists’ (Campus Speech Repression) {June 12, 2016}:
https://hectorheisler.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/the-intolerance-of-liberal-fundamentalists/

A trend that’s killing free speech on campus{June 5, 2015}: https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/687241634713126/?type=3

Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without ‘White’ People{May 5, 2015}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/674439205993369/?type=3

Training Teachers In Race Theory{July 14, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/539336052837019/?type=1

Teaching Segregation‘ (U.S.) {Apr.21, 2014}:
https://www.facebook.com/345805362190090/photos/a.350308008406492.1073741828.345805362190090/502741523163139/?type=1

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