Thursday, September 25, 2014

10 worst examples of Christian or far-right terrorism far_right_terrorism_partner/

Conservatives claim that all terrorists are Muslim, but most violent attacks in the US are carried out by white men

From Fox News to the Weekly Standard, neoconservatives have tried to paint terrorism as a largely or exclusively Islamic phenomenon. Their message of Islamophobia has been repeated many times since the George W. Bush era: Islam is inherently violent, Christianity is inherently peaceful, and there is no such thing as a Christian terrorist or a white male terrorist. But the facts don’t bear that out. Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice. Dzhokhar Anzorovich Tsarnaev and the late Tamerlan Anzorovich Tsarnaev (the Chechen brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing of April 15, 2013) are both considered white and appear to have been motivated in part by radical Islam. And many terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by people who were neither Muslims nor dark-skinned.

When white males of the far right carry out violent attacks, neocons and Republicans typically describe them as lone-wolf extremists rather than people who are part of terrorist networks or well-organized terrorist movements. Yet many of the terrorist attacks in the United States have been carried out by people who had long histories of networking with other terrorists. In fact, most of the terrorist activity occurring in the United States in recent years has not come from Muslims, but from a combination of radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.

Follow the link for 10 of the worst examples of non-Islamic terrorism that have occurred in the United States in the last 30 years.

Friday, September 5, 2014

We Must Disarm The Police - NO MORE GUNS

Enough is enough.   The time is disarm the police and to stop of the shooting of unarmed people is now.

By now, everyone knows what happened to Michael Brown, the 18 year old African American youth.  He waas shot dead, six times by a police officer with a gun.   Why?   Because he was walking down the street.

If the police officer in question didn't have a gun that night, Michael Brown would be alive today.

Guns create fear.   They create violence and guns kill.

If the police are supposed to "protect" us then why the guns?   How are they keeping us safe by creating creating tension, violence and death?

If the police really want to help people, they can start by putting down their guns.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Homophobia keeping Michael Sam out of the NFL

Serious questions need to be asked as to why the St. Louis Rams released Michael Sam this weekend.   By all accounts, Sam is a talented player who has ability to play in the NFL yet the Rams are not keeping him.

Homophobia is the most obvious reason and because of this reality a serious investigation needs to be conducted.    What is the background of Rams coach Jeff Fisher?   Is really qualified to make this kind of decision?   What are his attitudes towards the LGBT community?   Was he someone who could have coached Sam in the first place?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To bring peace to the Middle East: Hand over W. Bush and Cheney to The Hague

Specifically, to the International Criminal Court.

If only because it may help prevent atrocities, like the Iraq War, from happening again.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A song for the people of Ferguson

Inspired by the Colors of the Wind....

You think I'm an ignorant savage because of my skin
You think your gun makes you right
But don't you see I don't want to fight?
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don't know?
That a gun can only kill don't you see?

You think someone who is different is someone you should fear
Someone that you can shot and kill
But you are so afraid you don't let the truth come near
That we are a rainbow of many colors
Many sexes, many sizes, many sisters and brothers

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You'll learn things you never knew you never knew

 Have you ever seen a person of color?
Or speak a different language?
Or touch someone who is in pain and anguish?
Or watch a gay couple in love?
Have you ever dated a tgirl or fed a morning dove?

Have you looked in a mirror and see who you really are?
Don't you know that your gun can kill?
A gun is not an answer not is it a thrill

Drop your gun and open your heart
Use your mind to think and don't react with hate
We could be in love and be on a date.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Why Rick Perry Will Be Convicted

No amount of Perry obfuscation will contradict the facts, the facts folks:

Perry is accused of using his veto authority to coerce a publicly elected official into leaving office. And when the veto threat, and later the actual exercise of the veto didn't work, he may have tried a bit of bribery, which is why he is facing criminal charges.

Not because he exercised his constitutional veto authority.


Simple, right?

We need to get the message out you can't shoot someone if your don't have a gun in the first place.