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Monday, 10 February 2014

10 February 2014. I Oppose Racism and Bigotry Wherever I Find It… It’s Why I Oppose the Republican Party and the Far Right Ukie Nationalists

00 Romney Racist T-shirt

“Keep the White House White”… “Put the White Back in the White House”… Willy DIDN’T condemn that… do keep that in mind

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00 Obama Victory. 08.11.12

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01 Bachmann cartoon r

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Yes, Virginia, there ARE good people in Texas… they’re NOT all Rick Perry and his godless hypocritical ilk… however, the state’s origins lie clearly in manifest evil, and one is remiss if one doesn’t point this up

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00 Speak Out Against Racism

This is what I believe… if you don’t like it… tough beans. I won’t close my mind to suit any political, social, or religious Neanderthal. I’ll stand for what’s right, come what may. ‘Nuff said!

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Not all Ukies are sicko Far Right nationalists… this vid shows some of the good sorts, with a healthy anti-racist attitude

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Some wonder why I oppose the so-called “Pro-Life movement” so vehemently. Well, it’s nothing but a figleaf for the greedsters of the Republican Party, for one. That is, most of the strident voices against abortion are also those who want to smash their boot heels full-force into the faces of the poor. Food prices went up, so these Republican greedsters CUT SNAP. That’s not very pro-life, is it? They’re also promiscuous abusers of the death penalty… that should be a very rare punishment for crimes against the state or for single instances of mass killing.

However, that’s not the major reason I oppose the “Pro-Life movement”… I find the racism tolerated by the Republican Party disgusting and beyond the pale. Allied to that is their demonisation of Muslims and their inordinate fear of Hispanics. These three things intermingle… one finds them not only in the GOP, but amongst nativist Radical Sectarianism as well. The demonisation of Muslims is recent, and the least seated of these three pathologies. We’ll leave it to the side for now. The same is true of their well-known cosseting of Southern racist anti-black sentiment… it’s serious, but it’s well-known. Let’s look at a less-obvious reason for now.

One of the major underpinnings of Republican racism is that the Southwestern USA is really Northwestern México (and it still has a substantial, and growing, Mexican population). It started with the Tejas Slaver Revolt in 1836. México decided to enforce its anti-slavery laws in its province of Tejas, and the American slavers resident there chose to defy the law and revolt… that made them criminals, didn’t it? Certainly, it puts the Alamo in a different light. Instead of freedom-loving heroes, the Tejas rebels were nasty proponents of human bondage, who’d do anything to keep their power over their human chattel. Indeed, they were 19th century Nazis, right down to a theory of a Master Race, of Untermenschtumen, and of Lebensraum (“Manifest Destiny”). It’s no wonder that the State of Texas has a crank political and business culture, given its beginnings.

President Van Buren refused to take in the slavers, but President Tyler was tireless in championing the slavers’ cause, which led to President Polk declaring war on México. To cut to the chase, the USA defeated México, and took Northwestern México as war booty. This is the only part of the USA with a large native non-Anglophone non-American population (and which was part of another country for centuries). That means that it’s an area in contention. The Mexican state (do note the difference between “México” and “Mexican”… it follows the difference between “México” and “Mexicano” in Spanish) recognises this, and does its best to keep in contact with the local Mexican population via its consular officers. That is, it’s the only part of the USA where there’s “tenuous occupancy”, where another country has a legitimate claim to American territory.

This gives the local Anglo population the willies. Not only is the Hispanic birth-rate outstripping the Anglo birth-rate, greedy American businessmen encourage illegal immigration by hiring illegal migrants to depress wage rates. That’s to say, one of the Republican core constituencies is a major cause of the very “problem” that the GOP decries. Of course, this has its inevitable outcome… the Republican Party caters to rich businessmen… rich businessmen bring in wetbacks to fatten their boodle bags… so, the Republican Party turns a blind eye to it, whilst at the same time it vociferously condemns it. Here’s an interesting wrinkle… the USA becomes less Anglo by the year… and non-Anglos mostly choose to support the Democratic Party. Indeed, had the Anglo proportion of the population stayed the same as it was in 1980, Wet Willy would’ve won the election.

Here’s the conundrum… the Republicans support the rich… but the rich bring in non-Anglos to depress the job market. These illegals stay, but their kids are native-born citizens, who saw how the Anglos treated their folks. That is, they’re not inclined to support the GOP! In order to appeal to Hispanics, the GOP has to go against THREE major blocs in its base:

  • Rich businessmen
  • Nativist Anglo-Saxons
  • Radical Sectarian “Evangelicals”

Of course, there’s a great deal of overlap, but there’s also some tension involved, enough tension to upset the delicately balanced GOP coalition. The so-called “Pro-Life” movement is a sop to the Sectarians… as the Sectarians could sink the GOP coalition if they left it. Do note that the GOP follows NONE of the conditions that Cardinal Bernardin laid down in his Seamless Garment thesis. That is, it’s anti-abortion… NOT pro-life. The distinction isn’t minor. It means that the Republican anti-abortion plank is an hypocritical mask over a ruthless anti-working class programme meant to carry out a vicious class war to install a neoliberal dictatorship over all people and things. Ergo, no decent person can support the GOP.

Shall we have a TRUE Pro-Life movement? I haven’t seen it yet… however, the present movement isn’t what it claims to be. Therefore, I (and many others) don’t support it. It’s not pretty is it? It isn’t simple and it isn’t black n’ white. However, you must oppose those who just cut off 0.5 percent of the population… the most vulnerable Americans… and they want to cut the social safety net even more. Oppose such evil… to support someone who’s pro-choice (even though one doesn’t support that position) is less evil than to support a “Pro-Life” politician who intends to grind their heel into the face of the poor. Close your ears to their mewling justifications… look at the blood and gore on their boots. That should tell you what to do…

Oppose evil… God demands that of you…

BMD

 

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

14 October 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. They Lived in Caves… But They Knew About Herbs

They Lived in Caves… But They Knew About Herbs

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Palaeontologists said in a paper published in the journal Naturwissenschaften that Neanderthals who lived in the Cueva de El Sidrón (Piloña Municipality. Autonomous Community of Asturias) in northern Spain had a primitive knowledge of herbalism and knew about the healing properties of chamomile and yarrow, as indicated by traces of plant sugars in petrified plaque on their teeth.

31 July 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://weekend.ria.ru/week_cartoons/20120731/713519110.html

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

24 January 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World: An Étude in Shades of Ochre

An Étude in Shades of Ochre

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Neanderthal tribes living in what is now the Netherlands in the late Pleistocene, about 250,000 years ago, were able to turn red iron oxide, hematite, into ochre pigment, which they could use for painting on prepared animal skins, Dutch and Spanish archaeologists reported in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

24 January 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120124/547624609.html

Monday, 26 December 2011

26 December 2011. Sergei Yolkin’s World: We’re All Still Neanderthals

We’re All Still Neanderthals

Sergei Yolkin

2011

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According to an editorial in Science, this last year saw breakthroughs in the study of human genetic roots. Genome research on Neanderthal and Denisova hominins, as well as their comparison with the genome of modern humans, shows that we still carry genetic characteristics of archaic human archetypes.

23 December 2011

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20111223/524337248.html

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