It seems political discourse can never quite let go of the horse race mentality…
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Allison and Jamie discuss the two year anniversary of OWS and where some of the organizers are now, another horrible rape culture story, 100 immigration activists arrested outside the Capitol, Vladimir Putin’s New York Times op-ed, and the backlash it received,Walmart being being terrible, the Texas Board of Education’s latest awful move, and the confidential memo at the heart of the financial crisis.
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Post -Racial AmericaYes this is happening in 2013Just last October 2012 a story broke out nationally about Black Students being attacked with Balloons filled with Bleach at the University of Texas. Protests broke out across campus. The concept of these attacks were to “whiten” students of color.Bleach Balloons were also thrown at Asian students. These attacks were racially motivated. Well last week 5 days ago on August 21st, 2013 another Black student was hit with a bleach balloon.Byran Davis was walking by an apartment building on the west campus of the University of Texas when he was hit with a balloon filled with bleach. Luckily he was uninjured. Byron stated “”I don’t feel safe walking around West Campus by myself anymore.”
"Davis contacted the Austin Police Department, who said they’d put a detective on the case. Davis’ friends have told him not to hold his breath though; no prosecution has come from APD’s attention. Many students see no point in reporting the attacks when nothing has been done to stop them, Davis said.
That means there are many bleach bomb attacks in West Campus we don’t know about. The concept behind them is to “whiten” students of color. Bleach also blinds people. Luckily, no one has been blinded yet in West Campus. The very real possibility is hideous” (Burntorangereport.com)
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This is a prime example of why I am NOT interested in staying in Texas for college.
This is sicken. Post racial society yeah ok.
this is largely why I declined a PhD fellowship in Texas.
reasons for revolt
Reason #2822736 I’m beginning to hate humanity. Seriously. I have to share more than 98% genetic similarity with folks who do that? Fuck that shit.
I DON’T WANT MY COUNTRY ANYMORE!
When all we do is harm the destitute and poor
Sick of their policies of retribution
Sick of racist indignation
Now it’s just
Guilty, ‘till proven guilty!
Rally behind the flag
Xenophobia Now, c’mon!
Turn away the needy, the desperate
Burn your heart up, ya won’t need it
Raise your hand in obedience
If you want to be a ‘true countryman’
Instead I choose the other road - disobey
Recognising the dangerous road that lie ahead
I became your enemy
When you betrayed us…
Now it’s just
Guilty, ‘til proven guilty!
Whatever happened to looking after our fellow man woman, son daughter, brother, sister, father, mother, fuckers?
Sacrified on the altar of allegiace
Just like our conscience…
Stand together now fight the tide
Band together, this fight’s for our rights
[Miscellaneous news clips, including “turn back the boats”, “Protect the border” “we have a right to determine who does and does not enter this country”]
I have no tolerance…
I have no patience for you!
Smash the bordergates, smash the fucking state
Smash the state
Fuck the norm
Keep the rage
Fuck ‘the Law!
(Spoken: Sometimes, when the law is unjust, it should be abolished!)
The latest policy from the (non-)Liberal Party in the never ending race to the bottom on the ‘stop the boats!!!!1111 issue.
I’m sick and tired of the racism and xenophobia that seems to be so easily provoked in our country. Can’t we have something new?
NB: I hereby release these lyrics for use provided:
- Credit is given (a link here is sufficient)
- Others are free to modify your modified version.
I’m more interested in getting action on these issues than any personal benefit.
Humankind needs to dump its ego, its sense of self importance. For too long, we have felt we are more important than anything else which covers this earth. We have felt that we are more important or more right than the other man. Or than that woman around the corner. Or by that young kid who calls you out when you err.
It is human to err. It’s part of our nature. We only know so much. But at the same time, in some ways, we expect too little of ourselves. We let these hatreds divide us. We let our bitterness, our enmity, control our emotions. the thing I hate most of all is hatred. I do my best not to hate others, but occasionally, I falter.
I am an anarchist for that reason. I don’t want to be a leader. But at the same time, I sure as hell don’t want to be a follower in a society that sees a metaphorical cliff and instead of asking whether we should slam on the brakes or abandon the vehicle, actually floors the pedal. “It’s because you’re x. It’s because you’re y… It’s because you’re white. Because you’re black, because you’re an atheist. Because you’re different!
NO IT ISN’T! It’s because you’ve been so downtrodden and stepped on that you want to cling on to that last piece of control, even if it means trampling on those weaker than yourself! LET IT GO! The weak are not trying to bring you down; Their oppressors are the same as yours; the rich, governments, capitalism, and the cult of money. LET IT GO! Our world is being killed because we refuse to set down our egos!
FOR GOODNESS SAKE, Let it go! We are capable of so much more if we work together! Fighting amongst ourselves is wasted energy! Yes, debate of ideas is healthy, but let’s not tear each other’s heads off in the process!
We are in this situation for several reasons; Because those with power seek to exploit us, and because we, instead of turning against them, turned against ourselves instead, strengthening our arm.
We haven’t much time left. They’re closing the net now. They’re pulling up the ladder.
But of course, there are political reasons as well; capitalism inherently divides us by design. You have those with - capitalists, who have most of the wealth, and those without, the workers, or as I prefer to call them, the people.
Because not everyone works, and in my opinion, not everyone even needs to in our age of high technology. I don’t think that’s a bad thing; there’s a whole lot of energy and resources wasted in pointless work, in needless commutes. But also our social networks are shattered, because those of us that do work are working such long hours that there’s no time for anything.
How is this even remotely sensible? The nature of the Market furthers this; it divides us again into buyer and seller. And that hierarchy propagates throughout society as different people rise to the top because of who they know.
Capitalism has served its purpose. It proved useful enough in getting us to here technologically (and even this is slightly debatable, it’s quite plausible that other methods would have got us here), but with the technology we now have, collaboration will better see us forward than blind pursuit of profit. What incentive is there for war when all it does is result in the destruction of fellow humans?