Posts Tagged ‘U.S.A.’

‘Telling The Truth Provokes Backlash’

June 18, 2017

“An anti-Muslim billboard ‘disparaging’ {‘describing’} the ‘prophet’ Muhammad…is drawing concern from local Muslims. 

“Now, Islamic leaders in Indianapolis are challenging those responsible for what they say are offensive and untrue statements {But they ARE true! See below…} to stand by their words, shed their anonymity and explain their motivations.  (more…)

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

February 5, 2017
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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. (more…)

‘Racism is now “genius”?’

December 23, 2016

In a gesture that will forever warp the meaning of the term ‘genius’, an American poet has received a $625,000 MacArthur “genius grant”, and she is going to use it to create the “Racial Imaginary Institute”, where fellow ‘geniuses’ can

“show art, curate dialogues, have readings, and talk about the ways in which the structure of ‘white supremacy’ in American society influences our culture.”

“Claudia Rankine is extremely interested in ‘whiteness’ {‘She is obsessed with skin colour’}, believing that

“it’s important that people begin to understand that ‘whiteness’ is not inevitable, and that white dominance is not inevitable.”

 

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‘It’s Not A Movie…’

November 23, 2016
PHOTO: Morton County Sheriff’s Department

PHOTO: Morton County Sheriff’s Department

Political protesters like to think that they’re starring in an action movie, with a script that guarantees them both safety and victory over ‘the forces of evil’. Sometimes, however, real life intrudes, After aggressively provoking authorities for weeks, burning vehicles and throwing rocks and bottles at police…:

“A New York woman seriously hurt protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline faces multiple surgeries and could lose an arm, her father said Tuesday…

“The sheriff’s office suggested in a statement Monday that an explosion heard during the skirmish might have been caused by small propane tanks that authorities said protesters had rigged to explode. (more…)

‘No Respect For Neighbours’

November 22, 2016
Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Al-Fakhariyya Minaret

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Al-Fakhariyya Minaret

From Israel:
“A BILL aimed at banning mosques from broadcasting the Muslim prayer call over loudspeaker at night and early morning…has sparked outrage among Muslims who claim they are being discriminated against.

“But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims the bill is not intended to suppress Islam, but aims to protect citizens from noise disturbance. Coalition parties are expected to back the legislation…

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‘Champagne Socialism Pays Off’

August 20, 2016

‘Champagne socialism pays off as Sanders buy a third home’

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“As his campaign for President gathered steam, Sen. Bernie Sanders went on ‘CNBC’ and challenged the business news network’s audience.

“You can’t just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems. All right?” he said. “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don’t think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on.”

“What a surprise, then, to learn last week that the Bern and his wife, Jane, have determined that what they need is a third piece of residential real estate. (more…)