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  • Rep. John Conyers: ‘The Electoral College Is Rooted in Slavery’

    12/07/2016 11:52:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 73 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) held a forum Tuesday on the future of the Electoral College, which he claimed was “rooted in slavery.” “We also must face up to the cold reality that the Electoral College is rooted in slavery,” Conyers said in his opening statement. Conyers referenced a claim by one of the witnesses, Yale Law professor Akhil Amar, that “states opposed direct elections for the president, because in a direct election system, the North would outnumber the South, whose many slaves could not vote, but the Electoral College instead let each southern state count its slaves, although...
  • Frightened by Trump, Inspired by Fidel

    12/05/2016 3:28:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Nov, 2016 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The left allows itself any number of rhetorical excesses about Donald Trump. He is a “fascist,” a dangerous “strongman,” a “tyrant” in waiting, and so forth. But when an actual tyrant dies such as Fidel Castro the left quickly adopts more measured rhetoric. Its hysterical editorialists suddenly turn sedate. They urge people to see a reviled figure in perspective. Castro’s legacy is “divisive,” as the New Yorker hesitantly put it. “Cuba today is a dilapidated country, but its social and economic indicators are the envy of many of its neighbors.” Casting about for a circumspect word to describe a mass...
  • African-American History Missing

    11/28/2016 10:52:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 28, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    The much-heralded National African-American Museum of Culture and History, part of the historic Smithsonian Institution and museums, does not live up to the historical accuracy it promises. Here are important historical figures who we looked for, but could not find any mention of in the nation’s newest museum: 1. George Washington Carver, a botanist and inventor 2. Thurgood Marshall, the first black Supreme Court justice 3. Clarence Thomas, who replaced Marshall as the lone black American on the Supreme Court 4. Matthew Henson, who explored the North Pole 5. Condoleezza Rice, except for a joint photo with Colin Powell, no...
  • The Trial of Susan B. Anthony For Illegal Voting (Great Story: Tea Party Like!)

    02/16/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 5 replies
    Jurist Law @ Pitt ^ | February 2001 | Douglas Linder
    The Anthony trial of 1873 helped answer the important question of whether women as "citizens" under the recently adopted Fourteenth Amendment were entitled, as one of the "privileges and immunities" that came with citizenship, to vote. The answer given by prim and conservative Justice Ward Hunt will surprise few, but the trial also shows Hunt with his hands full, not quite knowing how to shut up his feisty defendant. Read now about what "Aunt Susan" described in her diary as "the greatest outrage in judicial history!"
  • On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

    11/19/2016 11:59:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    November 19, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    "The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are...
  • Rob Schneider Just Dropped A Downright VICIOUS Tweet On Democrats (truncated)

    11/19/2016 7:20:02 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    Rob Schneider Just Dropped A Downright VICIOUS Tweet On Democrats — ‘They Haven’t Been This Mad Since…’After Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the presidential election, the 53-year-old comedian addressed the outcry from the left over Hillary Clinton’s loss with a single tweet Friday. “I haven’t seen the Democrats this mad since we freed the slaves!” Schneider tweeted.
  • U.Va. professors ask (their University's) president to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

    11/14/2016 9:33:47 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2016 | Jessica Chasmer
    Hundreds of students and faculty at the University of Virginia have asked the school’s president to stop quoting President Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder, because of his slave-owning past. The letter garnered 469 signatures before being sent to University President Teresa Sullivan on Friday, The Cavalier Daily reported. It was prompted by an email sent last week by Ms. Sullivan promoting unity in light of Donald Trump’s presidential victory.  “Thomas Jefferson wrote to a friend that University of Virginia students ‘are not of ordinary significance only: they are exactly the persons who are to succeed to the government of our country, and...
  • University’s history course on slavery has a new section on Donald Trump

    11/07/2016 2:01:39 AM PST · by kevcol · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | November 7, 2016 | Matt Lamb
    A Catholic university’s course on slavery has apparently been updated to include a new threat to African Americans: Donald Trump. The upper-level history course, “Slavery and Abolition Then and Now,” will be taught in the spring semester by Prof. John Donoghue, an expert in the Atlantic slave trade. The description of the course on the class registration website LOCUS says it “will introduce students to the long durée of global slavery as a means to convey slavery’s ubiquity across time and space.”
  • British 'madam' accused of recruiting teenage 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts...(for Epstein)

    11/05/2016 6:39:42 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 1-15-16 | Jay Akbar
    The British socialite accused of recruiting Virginia Roberts as a a 'sex slave' for Jeffrey Epstein has denied calling her a liar - and says the defamation lawsuit against her should be dropped. Maxwell and Roberts' lawyers have been arguing over statements made by Maxwell, who is accused of saying Roberts' allegations were 'untrue' and 'obvious lies' Roberts began legal action against Maxwell in September, saying the daughter of disgraced newspaper tycoon Robert Maxwell has defamed her by denying her claims of abuse.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3400831/British-madam-accused-recruiting-teenage-sex-slave-Virginia-Roberts-Prince-Andrew-s-friend-Jeffrey-Epstein-denies-calling-liar.html
  • Grassley delivers weekly Republican address, focuses on h uman trafficking

    03/08/2015 4:44:55 AM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, delivered this week’s Republican address on bipartisan legislation to curb domestic human trafficking.  The legislation passed in the committee by a unanimous vote and will be considered by the full Senate next week.Grassley’s address is available in video and audio formats. You can view the video and a full transcript of Grassley’s remarks are below: “I’m U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. “This year, thousands of minors will be sexually trafficked in the United States. “Through threats or deceit human traffickers will force children and teenagers into servitude for cheap...
  • Hugh Fitzgerald: A Saudi Princess In Paris

    11/02/2016 3:22:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | November 2, 2016 1:50 PM | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Hugh Fitzgerald: A Saudi Princess In ParisIn France this September, a Saudi princess had her bodyguards seize her Parisian decorator simply because he took, as part of his work, a photograph of her flat. She then had him beaten and bound, threatened with death (“Kill the worthless dog!”), and forced to kiss her feet in a sign of craven submission.
  • The Democrats Are The Party Of Slavery, Segregation, And The KKK

    11/02/2016 5:27:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jim Treacher
    As we watch the Confederate flag being brought down in South Carolina (and being brought up by Nancy Pelosi, in a characteristically cynical and underhanded ploy), it’s worth taking a look at the racist history of the Democratic Party. They own that stupid flag, which is why they keep trying to pin it on the Republicans. Courtesy of the great Bill Whittle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wz_0utCrm0Ahhh, facts. Lefties hate those things! Yeah, the Great Party Switch of the 1960s is horsecrap. The Democrats have always been the party of racism. Now they’re just better at lying about it. The Civil War was just...
  • Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again

    10/19/2016 9:12:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan and this Republican Congress's actions raise unanswered questions Recently I appeared at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for a talk entitled “Making America As Good As Its Promise.” So you don’t confuse the theme of my talk with the slogan of a particular presidential campaign, let me delineate the difference. When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “make America great again,” it always triggers the same three questions in my head. One: How is Trump defining “greatness”? I’m not sure he and I share an understanding of what makes a...
  • Maryland city cleared to remove statue linked to slavery [Frederick]

    10/14/2016 5:24:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2016 5:11 PM EDT
    A Maryland city has cleared what could be the last obstacle to its plan to rid the City Hall courtyard of a statue of the man who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision affirming slavery. Frederick’s Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 Thursday to allow the removal of the bust of Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney, and a nearby bust of Maryland’s first governor, Thomas Johnson, who owned slaves. City officials say both will go to nearby Mount Olivet Cemetery, where Johnson is buried. …
  • Nearly 200 Years Later, Nat Turner’s Skull Finally Returned to Family

    10/12/2016 8:20:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | October 11, 2016 | Tanasia Kenney
    In the wake of Fox Searchlight’s highly anticipated release of The Birth of Nation, the incredible story of Nat Turner’s slave revolt — and the mystery surrounding his remains after death — stays in the minds of viewers long after they’ve seen the film. The new movie, overshadowed by controversy surrounding previous rape allegations against the film’s lead actor, chronicles the life of Rev. Nathaniel Turner, an enslaved Black man who led one of the bloodiest slave insurrections in American history. In 1831, Turner and a small army of his fellow Black brethren fought their way through Virginia’s Southampton County,...
  • Congressional Black Caucus head: Trump's shackles tweet was 'reckless'

    10/12/2016 4:58:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    A tweet posted by Donald Trump on Tuesday, in which the Republican presidential nominee said he had been removed from "shackles," was met with criticism by the head of the Congressional Black Caucus. "The moment an African-American hears the word 'shackles,' it's reminiscent of the era of slavery," Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said in an interview with The Hill. "We're at a point now where Donald Trump is out of control. We don't know what's next."
  • Box Office: 'Birth of a Nation' Falters With $7M

    10/09/2016 9:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 9, 2016 | Pamela McClintock
    Embattled filmmaker Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama had hoped to cross $10 million in its debut; 'Girl on the Train,' starring Emily Blunt, easily places No. 1. Two years after Gone Girl gripped audiences, Tate Taylor's female-fueled The Girl on the Train opened to a solid $24.7 million from 3,133 theaters at the North American box office, easily winning the race ahead of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation.
  • The Birth of a Nation: The dishonesty at the center of this much-debated movie has [tr]

    10/07/2016 11:03:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | October 7, 2016 | Dana Stevens
    There is plenty of extracinematic material to chew over in considering Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation—the film’s rapturous response at Sundance, the way it rode over the horizon and onto the awards scene just as the movie industry was grappling with #oscarssowhite, the emergence of the story of Parker’s 2001 trial for rape—but let’s start with the sheer bravado of the movie’s title. Parker’s gambit in nicking the title of the 1915 D.W. Griffith Civil War epic now remembered less for its brilliant cinematic innovation than for its vile racism is plain: to take back not just film...
  • Pointing to Institutions’ Ties to Slavery, Speakers Call for Federal Reparations

    10/05/2016 7:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 3, 2016 | Janelle Odionou
    Prof. William Darity, public policy, Duke University, and Kirsten Mullen, a folklorist and art consultant, addressed racial discrimination and its profound effect on economic inequality in the United States at a lecture Thursday. Mullen discussed how some of our country’s most prominent investment banks, insurance companies and institutions — including Wachovia, Lehman Brothers and Ivy League universities — have ties to slavery. Slavery in the United States was “not that long ago” from a generational perspective, according to Mullen. “It ended … 149 years ago,” she explained. “If a new generation comes into existence every 30 years, the youngest generation...
  • Because Money Makes Everything Better

    09/29/2016 5:26:45 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-29-2016 | MOTUS
    Why not turn the internet over to the UN?  Just because Al Gore invented it doesn’t mean it belongs to us.So why should the U.S. remain the protector of the open Internet? We’ve had it long enough, let’s give others a chance to play. Let’s let other countries, many of which want a closed, censored internet, take charge for awhile and see how that works out.Let’s let Sharia run the internet for awhileAnd since everybody knows the UN is a great body working selfishly towards world peace, better race relations and Green energy, what could possibly go wrong? "In particular, the...
  • Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so

    09/28/2016 12:13:08 PM PDT · by mikelets456 · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/27/2016 | CBS
    A United Nations working group is getting into the fray on U.S. racial discrimination. After 14 years, and 20 days of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities, it has issued its conclusions: the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the U.S. government should pay reparations. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynching in the past,” a French member of the working group of U.N. experts, Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, said after their meetings in the U.S. The U.N. experts traveled to major...
  • Rhode Island liberals sterilize innocent woman

    09/28/2016 6:55:03 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Regina Immersio
    The following is testimony of Regina Immersio, a former resident of Rhode Island who was forced against her will by her parents to enroll in government programs and was forcibly sterilized with the drug Klonopin, the same drug that Country singer Stevie Nicks took and rendered her sterile as well. Regina suffered misery and hardship while on welfare and discovered to her horror that the medications she had taken had made her worse. She currently lives in Fort Collins Colorado where she volunteers in a women's ministry. My name is Regina Immersio, I'm 34 years old, I live in Fort...
  • UN Panel: U.S. Owes Black People Reparations for Slavery

    09/28/2016 6:41:34 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 27 Sep 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A United Nations-affiliated group in Geneva is calling for the U.S. to give African Americans reparations for the country’s history of slavery, according to a recent report by the group. The group’s statement was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a group that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights, The Washington Post reported. The group of experts, made up of leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings about the link between the U.S.’s history of slavery and present injustices, such as...
  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/28/2016 2:10:04 AM PDT · by kimtom · 88 replies
    www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 27 | Ishaan Tharoor
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  • U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

    09/27/2016 5:09:21 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/27/16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva. This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
  • John Kerry’s New Terror Treason

    03/30/2016 11:10:07 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 8 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 3/30/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Stop by your local post office and you might just see a poster of Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono hanging next to the Most Wanted posters of bank robbers and fugitives. The State Department is offering a $5 million reward for information about the Communist terrorist leader. But all the State Department had to do was ask Secretary of State Kerry. Obama did the wave with the Cuban dictator and Kerry met with Timochenko , the leader of FARC, a Marxist terrorist organization that appears on his own department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations a little above Al Qaeda. Timochenko is a...
  • IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES

    09/23/2016 8:30:47 PM PDT · by OneVike · 62 replies
    Setting The Record Straight ^ | 3/16/15 | Ronald Dwyer
    They came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women, and even the youngest of children. Whenever they rebelled or even disobeyed an order, they were punished in the harshest ways. Slave owners would hang their human property by their hands and set their hands or feet on fire as one form of punishment. Some were burned alive and had their heads placed on pikes in the marketplace as a warning to other captives. We don’t really need to go through all of...
  • Did John Adams agree with Jefferson that Slavery belongs at the feet of the King?

    09/23/2016 5:57:03 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    In the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the following: he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it's most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemispere, or to incure miserable death in their transportation hither. this piratical warfare, the opprobium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian king of Great Britain. [determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought and sold,] he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every...
  • WHO IS MICHELLE, REALLY?

    09/19/2016 9:22:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    If you want to know more about Michelle Obama, or anything else in this upside-down world—then, do research on your own. Then, tell your friends and relatives. Tell everybody what you learn. And for the sake of a Free World Who is Michelle Obama and what is she to America? On February 11, 2014, Shawna Thomas, NBC “News,” commanded us to: “BowDown.” Some say Michelle Obama will possibly be the next President of the United States, after Bill Clinton’s wife drops out or is dropped out by her Party (das Partie). We are told a “black,” female President would be...
  • Six inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery

    09/13/2016 9:50:13 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2007 | Michael Medved
    Those who want to discredit the United States and to deny our role as history’s most powerful and pre-eminent force for freedom, goodness and human dignity invariably focus on America’s bloody past as a slave-holding nation.
  • Belonging to Government or to God?

    09/12/2016 2:14:14 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | September 12th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Like me, you probably did an eye-roll when you were a middle school kid and read of the charge in our Declaration of Independence that King George III intended to practically enslave his American colonists. Yeah, right. Those Founders sure knew how to exaggerate. At the 2012 democrat party convention, the party of chattel slavery ditched all reference to God from their platform. Getting back to their roots and letting lose their inner Marxists, they went on to inform the nation that not only is government the one thing we all have in common, everyone belongs to it! Notwithstanding the...
  • Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown U Demand $1 Billion Foundation

    09/09/2016 1:36:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A group of descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 was unsatisfied with the unprecedented steps the college took to accommodate them, and demanded partnership in a $1 billion foundation vaguely aimed at producing "reconciliation." In 1838, amid dire financial trouble, Georgetown University sold off 272 slaves for $115,000 (over $3 million in today's dollars). Last week, the university's president, John DeGioia, announced Georgetown would offer special admissions preference for any of the descendants of those slaves, and he promised to build an on-campus memorial to the slaves and renamed a building after one of them. He also...
  • Corrupt Academics and the Media

    09/07/2016 9:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Some are puzzled by the dishonesty, lack of character and sheer stupidity of many people in the media. But seeing as most of them are college graduates, they don't bear the full blame. They are taught by dishonest and irresponsible academics. Let's look at it. "A Clash of Police Policies," a column written by Dr. Thomas Sowell, presents some readily available statistics: "Homicide rates among black males went down by 18 percent in the 1940s and by 22 percent in the 1950s. It was in the 1960s, when the ideas of Chief Justice (Earl) Warren and others triumphed, that this...
  • The Vile Shallowness of "Black Lives Matter" Racism

    08/31/2016 7:24:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 08/31/16 | Jim O'Neill
    BLM whiners and all racial bigots, black and white, disgust me. Your arrogant refusal to sense the divine spark in us all contributes to the thickening shadows spreading around the world. Screw you all, and the horses you rode in on “Black Lives Matter.” At first blush, it seems difficult to imagine anyone taking issue with the obvious, self-evident truth articulated by those three simple words. But when we peel away the veneer of deception, we find that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is in fact one of the most destructive, hateful, racist movements in living memory.—John Perazzo “The Profound Racism...
  • Nate Parker’s Alleged Sins Won’t Keep Me From Seeing ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    08/26/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 26, 2016 | Goldie Taylor
    They did not teach us about Nat Turner at the nearly all-white public schools I attended. Nor at the nearly all-black ones I went to. While our lessons, especially and almost solely during Black History Month, were festooned with images and chronicles of nonviolent freedom fighters, there was little if anything about the slave rebellion led by Turner that unfolded in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
  • Hillary Runs Ad Connecting KKK To Trump, Forgets That Her Mentor Was KKK Recruiter

    08/25/2016 2:58:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Hillary Clinton did something today that is worse than anything Donald Trump has ever said or done. It was pandering. It was gross. And she should be embarrassed. She ran an ad that basically said the KKK will be in charge if Trump wins. Politics doesn’t get any lower than this. There are a few problems with the ad other than how childish it is. Not only has the KKK endorsed Hillary, but Hillary used to be good friends with someone who was actually a member. Flashback time. From Breitbart: In 2010, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fondly eulogized Sen....
  • More #BlackLivesMatter lunacy

    08/23/2016 11:56:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Plenty of Democrats favor giving black Americans reparations because of slavery, which ended a century and a half ago It never ends with these people. Everything everywhere every time is always about race. New York Black Lives Matter agitator Arielle Newton, a racist as all BLM leaders are, whined in an op-ed that “this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear.” Whatever that means.
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Legalized pot is making America’s lower class poorer and less responsible

    08/21/2016 10:34:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 254 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8-20-16 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    (Snip) The middle and upper classes have been the ones out there pushing for decriminalization and legalization measures, and they have also tried to demolish the cultural taboo against smoking pot. But they themselves have chosen not to partake very much. Which is not surprising. Middle-class men and women who have jobs and families know that this is not a habit they want to take up with any regularity because it will interfere with their ability to do their jobs and take care of their families. But the poor, who already have a hard time holding down jobs and taking...
  • Europeans Abolished Slavery; Africans/Muslims Still Practice It (Black lives don't matter...)

    08/04/2016 10:09:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | August 4, 2016 | ilana Mercer
    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles. A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs...
  • EUROPEANS ABOLISHED SLAVERY; AFRICANS/MUSLIMS STILL PRACTICE IT

    08/04/2016 5:18:21 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | August 4, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots” as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles. A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs to...
  • Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

    08/02/2016 9:46:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/2/16 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.” As usual, the Islamic State supports its position with theological arguments, suggesting that Allah is pleased with slavery, as long as the slaves are infidels....
  • Islamic State: If Muslims Ran America, ‘Lucrative African Slave Trade Would Have Continued’

    08/02/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 2, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a bizarre digression from their latest anti-Christian tirade, the Islamic State addressed the question of black slavery, claiming that if Muslims had been in charge of Western states, the slave trade would have continued. If Muslims rather than Christians had been running things in countries like the U.S., the Islamic State argues in the most recent issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.”
  • Venezuela’s socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to “guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.” As with most of Maduro’s plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: “A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,” Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicolás Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order “all workers from...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts on Slavery: African Slave Traders - The black roots of African slavery

    07/29/2016 10:57:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John? Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism. For centuries and centuries, courtesy of both Arabs and its indigenous peoples, slavery was endemic throughout the continent of Africa. Contrary to what contemporary mythical portraits like Roots would have us...
  • Greenfield: Free Michelle Obama's Slaves

    07/28/2016 6:21:37 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPage ^ | July 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Free Michelle Obama’s Slaves Michelle’s lifestyle is built by slaves. July 28, 2016 Daniel Greenfield 20 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. At the DNC, Michelle Obama put on her victimhood hat one more time and declared, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” It’s not a new line, but an ongoing mantra. Back in 2009, Michelle whined that, “Many slaves who couldn’t enter the building worked to create the building.” But that’s too past tense. Michelle’s house continues to be...
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    07/22/2016 10:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that “honest discussion” of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had.One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few folks...
  • Pregnant girl, 14, allegedly burned to death by her in-laws

    07/18/2016 10:36:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 17, 2016 | Kaeim Sharifi, AP
    KABUL - An Afghan father was on a quest for justice Monday after saying that his pregnant 14-year-old daughter was burned to death by her in-laws, the latest reported case of violence against women in the country. Afghanistan faces serious human rights issues, including physical and sexual violence against women and so-called honour killings that often involve immolation. The 45-year-old father, Mohammad Azam, said that he came to the capital, Kabul, to seek justice for his daughter Zarah. He told The Associated Press that she was tortured and set on fire by her husband's family last week. She died in...
  • If you oppose slavery, then you oppose radical Islam

    07/16/2016 5:15:57 PM PDT · by HarborSentry · 22 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | July 16, 2016 | Rand Koch
    (Referencing poster in blog website, but you've seen it on Drudge today) This is the poster for the upcoming movie A Birth of a Nation. The movie is probably controversial. But I'm not talking about the movie today. I am talking about slavery. Most people like to think that they would have opposed slavery if they had been around in the 1800s. And most of those people are fooling themselves. I doubt that more than a handful of those movie­makers would have fought against it. Very simply, if you oppose slavery, then you oppose radical Islam. If you do not...
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...