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Friday, 26 June 2015

26 June 2015. The Victims of the Charleston Terakt Were Laid to Rest Today… We Bow to Their Families

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Senior Lieutenant of the Moscow Fire Brigade rescuing a pet cat from a burning building


Firstly, we bow to the families affected by the terakt… can we share your grief? Secondly, we must face the rancorous and corrosive racism that caused this enormity. However, that’s not the task of today. Today’s labour is to bury the dead and comfort the survivors, as best one can.

I chose the last image to portray love purposefully. Love isn’t weak… it isn’t passive… it isn’t submissive. Love is strong… love is active… love resists! I’m thinking of an incident some years ago in Moscow… Colonel Yevgeni Chernyshov, the Chief of the Moscow Fire Brigade, went out with the “brothers” to a fire, even though he didn’t have to. After rescuing five people, he went upstairs to rescue more people, but the ceiling collapsed on him, killing him on the spot (he received a state funeral). That’s what love is… love sacrifices… love fights… love cares to the point that we no longer think of ourselves. Love hews to the truth and opposes falsehood wherever it appears or whosoever speaks it. Love is a burning desire to see things put right… not in a notional hereafter, but in the present. Love is powerful… it’s not weak in any sense of the word…

Love can defeat racism… but shall we let it?


Sunday, 21 June 2015

21 June 2015. Two Demots on Racialism… Why Isn’t It Terrorism When Black Folks Die at the Hands of White Racists? Just Sayin…

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Could you imagine the uproar at Fox News, amongst “Evangelicals”, and in the Republican Party if a black man killed nine white people in church… or, better yet, if a Muslim killed nine white people in church? TERRORISM! MURDER! REVENGE! KILL ‘EM ALL! However, since the killer was a white racist, they excuse him. I won’t argue with such sorts and neither should you. This is why I hate conservatism and all of its sick and perverted sponsors and supporters. This is why I’ve rejected the Republican Party and “conservatism” and you should do likewise. DO NOT ARGUE WITH THEM. They love it! They’re pigs in shit if you do that.

Orthodox people… that’s why you must reject the “conservative” pabulum spouted by Rod Dreher and John Whiteford. They support the Republican racists and their vicious Anti-Life Programme. If you support the Republican Party, you support objective evil, and no Orthodox Christian can do that.

However, don’t stoop to the hatred of the Republicans and the “conservatives”… nor should you emulate the snotty “niceness” and condescension of the “liberals”… in some ways, they’re worse than the “conservatives” are… the righties at least make no pretence of love or generosity… they simply fuck you for their own benefit and tell you that’s the way of the world, and that they’re going to get theirs, by God. Chilly Hilly and Butcher Biden are WORSE than Rubio and Cruz are… the pretensions of the former turn all decent people’s stomachs… the antics of the latter are simply the simian posturing of the ignorant.

Fight evil wherever it raises its head. God expects that of you… “niceness” is Satan’s own philosophy. Think on that…


Friday, 19 June 2015

19 June 2015. Two Takes on Charleston… One Mine… One from Andy Marlette

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Nothing more need be said. We bow before the Mystery of Death… why doesn’t Fox News make any fuss about American Nativist Terrorism? Just sayin’…


Thursday, 18 June 2015

18 June 2015. Send a Fin (or Two or Three) to the Folks in South Carolina… Tell ‘Em Bernie Sent Ya…

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This came in as an e-mail from the Sanders campaign:

What transpired in Charleston SC last night wasn’t just a tragedy, it was an act of terror. Someone murdered nine of our fellow Americans while praying in a historic church because of the colour of their skin. This senseless violence fills me with outrage, disgust, and a deep, deep sadness. This hateful killing is a horrific reminder that, while we’ve made important progress in civil rights for all of our people, we’re far from eradicating racism. The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one that has been attacked, burned, and rebuilt throughout its 200-year history. While their community mourns now, they’ll  rebuild; they’ll emerge stronger than before. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and their congregation, but we can add our actions to our prayers. The families and the community that have been hurt so very badly by this brutality need our help. Let us stand with them in their time of mourning.

You can help by donating to the Emanuel AME Church community today.

Thank you,

Bernie Sanders

I can only add… “There but for the Grace of God go I”… send ‘em a fin (or two or three). We’re Christians… that’s what we do…


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