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Racism within Racism and the Danger of Frustration

There's so much wrong with the below article to me. First off is the notion of a "black freedom struggle". What's wrong with that? These aren't blacks in some other country, it's Americans. They are free. They can move about the country, work, play, get jobs, be on TV, become president. If that doesn't suit you, if that level of freedom doesn't suit you, I'm telling you now to wake up, it's all th...
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Black Lives Matter | Make this Christmas a Black Xmas

black woman in BLM tshirt
Have any of you ever doubted for one moment that black lives do matter? Did you have to be told? There are those who wonder why people are offended at the name "Black Lives Matter". Well, it's because it's insulting and racist. It insults the integrity of people and singles out one race. That it is racist is made clear by the efforts of the group. Take this latest, a "Black Xmas". The idea ...
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The Racist Right Looks Left

Richard Spencer
I don't talk about the Alt-Right very often. There are a few reasons for this. First off, they just make me very uncomfortable and angry. When I read the things they say and write it wells up within me a certain emotion I am most uncomfortable with. It's that emotion called frustration. I have often said frustration is the most powerful of all human emotions. Frustrated people are by far the most ...
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Libertarianism and the Alt-Right: a Connection and a Cartoon

Alt-Right Cartoon
Liberty Hangout posted this cartoon recently then deleted it. I wrote out a comment then when I clicked to post I got the message - it was gone. That was a shame as far as I'm concerned because the cartoon provides a lot to discuss. Regardless how one thinks I feel this cartoon lends a talking point that is great for discussion. The cartoon is not so great if you want to have just one particular d...
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Firefighter fired over racist fruit

Water Mellon
This story is about a probationary firefighter. He has a name, but we'll call him "the white guy". He gets transferred to his station house. It is a tradition among the fire fighters that the new guy brings a gift. So the white guy brings a really big and juicy watermelon with a bow on top. Turns out most (but not all) of the other firemen were black. I'm sure you can see the problem. The Whi...
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DAMNATION! Jesse Jackson claims Trump not going to Heaven over immigration

Jesse Jackson
Recently the ever less relevant Jesse Jackson made a speech in which he said, “The Department of Justice and the current administration are undermining Dr. King’s Dream. We are marching to reaffirm that religious leaders will recommit to being at the forefront of social justice and civil rights.”   It's sad when dead people, who can't speak for themselves, have words put in their mouth. Ar...
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Your Skin Color Does NOT Make You Special

Man with Confederate Flag
Your race, whatever it is, is nothing to be proud of. That's because you didn't do anything to become a part of it. It takes no skill, talent, work, or special effort on your part. It's unearned as it were. It simply happens to you. It's collectivist nonsense. Ayn Rand put it well when she wrote, "Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism...
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Racism is a Quest for the Unearned

Proud of what?
There is often a confusion when discussing the matter of racism between racism and culturism. Discussions on culture can be extremely interesting and rewarding. Much can be learned from the ways of other cultures. One cannot objectively define which culture is better but some good arguments can be made if we agree to certain criteria. For example, how healthy are the individuals in the culture and...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

A paradoxical alliance cover art
Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Equality of Rights is the Road to Peaceful Coexistence

The need to see oneself as superior stems from mental illness based in low self-esteem and self-doubt. Racism is something I simply cannot understand. That is because I have a healthy sense of self and a respect and love for others. I can conceive of how someone might think their culture is better than another. Culture is a set of behaviors and beliefs. We tend to love our shared culture, the ...
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The Cognitive Illusion That Blacks CAN’T Be Racists

People will do all sorts of mental yoga in order to maintain a strongly held belief. They will bend and twist their mind into all sorts of ways. Just like some positions in Yoga bring observers to say, "a human body shouldn't be able to bend that way" those listening sometimes feel the same about the way people think, "the human mind shouldn't be able to be that irrational." Especially about a ...
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Do you Kill them? Banish them? Put them in Jail?

Though the recent torture of an innocent man in Chicago is the root of my thoughts, this missive isn't actually about that. Rather it's about what to do with such people. It's a very serious question we, as a society, must ask ourselves. What do we do with people who kidnap and torture innocent people? In our anger we are likely to say kill them or if more calmly tempered like Montel William...
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We Don’t have to Kill Racism, Just Let it Die Already

Fake Hate Crime Real Arson
I often say that racism in America is dead. That, of course, is an oversimplification. It's based on the experiences this platypus has had over a lifetime among people of all races and having those relationships be positive and warm. I say this about racism because I see a difference between the existence of racists and the existence of racism as a common practice. However, when I read stories lik...
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Tilda Swinton & Margaret Cho Demonstrate the Weakness of Diversity

ron paul that diversity maintains racism
The below article is about an email exchange between to actresses about diversity in film. Each desires as much diversity as possible. Here's the flaw in their thinking, and the one that perpetuates racism, in all their efforts to be "diverse" what they really mean is they can only relate to people who look like them. That's not diversity, that's racism in a nutshell. It might be a difficult co...
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Clarence Claus Wrapping Paper Sweetly Racist

Cute little boy at Christmas
IISantaSanta comes from a very old tradition. He was Greek, or perhaps Turkish. Originally known as Saint Nicholas. Though he may have had a tan he was semetic or as is more commonly said, "white". The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Tur...
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