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“This heinous bill…has now come to the attention of the black community.” Epic speech the mainstream wouldn’t cover!

During the months of December 2014 through April 2015, the media, with the backing of Big Pharma through every possible means, changed the entire paradigm surrounding vaccination. It was a forceful push to embrace injections like no other that even spread abroad in several countries like Australia. A gullible public has now been asked to do a corporation’s dirty work and point dehumanizing fingers and shame and suspicion at their neighbors and their neighbors’ children.

Big Pharma used every psy-weapon available to demonize opponents of forced vaccination bills like SB277 which would remove virtually all vaccine exemptions from California children. This psy-op is evidenced by the four top signs of astroturfing and media manipulation. They not only used typical witch hunt lingo and painted quite the narrative to demonize opponents of vaccination, forming a “debate” where there was none – debates usually include two willing parties and are not driven by one forceful entity – but also twisted it up by politicizing it into a left-right Punch and Judy show which created more confusing division.

Basically, the media tried to shame liberals and blame the middle-class educated crowd for causing disease outbreaks, even though California’s children are over 97% vaccinated. They magically drove the choice over one’s body into a Right issue and painted it as uneducated, stodgy and outdated. Then they pulled out the conservatives’ only known black idols – Drs. Ben Carson and Thomas Sowell (educated by the Pharma/Rockefeller-funded Hoover Institute) who both suddenly came out in glowing support of vaccines.

But others that are beloved in the black community had something to say about vaccines…

No!

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/06/blacks-and-whites-unite-against-sb277.html

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The number one error, engaged in by the majority of people, is failing to be an activist. The world’s going to hell, countless situations can be easily improved, lives can be saved, and most people just sit there and do nothing. Others actively work to make matters worse. So, if you’re working for peace and justice, you’re among the tiny minority that’s pretty much got the big stuff right. If constructive criticism drives you into despair, please stop reading this article right now and just continue what you’re doing with your life. You have my gratitude.

If you’re open to hearing some suggestions, for whatever they may be worth (and yes, of course, this list of errors will exclude those that I am myself guilty and unaware of), read on:

1. ELECTIONISM. We need elections but do not now have them in the United States, not at the federal level. Working for election reforms is one of the most important things anyone can do. But taking time off from activism to focus on elections is the biggest waste of resources we engage in. Election reform will come through creative nonviolent activism, education, organizing, media, disruption, resistance, and protest. It won’t come through elections. Registering voters is not activism. Creating automatic registration, as just done in Oregon, is activism. Please stifle your compulsion to ask me who I’m voting for. You don’t ask me if I want to win the lottery. (I do, but I will not buy a ticket or devote my life to staring at one.)

2. OBAMANISM. As bad as taking a break from activism every election cycle, is thinking and acting like a voter and a campaigner rather than an activist every day of every year, cheerleading for a team of corrupt officials rather than for policies, reforms, and actions that you support. “The nationalist,” said Orwell, “not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” Nationalism is a huge problem, and its language, which has peace activists using the word “we” in saying “We are bombing Afghanistan,” may contribute to identification with crimes. But the problem of managing not to even hear about them applies to partisanship as well. If a Republican were picking men, women, and children to murder on Tuesdays, you’d see protests.

3. TOKENISM. “Black people are dumb.” “Muslims are violent.” These are understood to be ignorant hate speech. But “Women make better presidents” is not frowned on quite so much, despite its exactly equal idiocy. The problem is not the demographic characteristics of the president. The problem is having a single individual with the powers of a god, in debt to sociopathic billionaires, in a system dominated by militarism and corruption. We won’t change it with a female or gay or Latina corporatist warmonger.

4. STRATEGISM. Winning a first and a second and a third step down a path to peace or justice is not best achieved through the means that many activists think of as “strategic.” If you tell someone that they should halt one war so that the military can be better prepared for other wars, you weaken your argument against the one war, and you provide an argument for future wars. If you oppose the weapons that don’t work, you give legitimacy to the far worse weapons that do work. If you object to a gimmick that boosts weapons spending over a mandated limit by transferring funds from a war budget, you shouldn’t do so in a way that suggests either budget is acceptable at all, or in a way that suggests war spending is preferable to non-war-spending or budget trickery. Pre-compromising doesn’t get you a compromise result; it gets you incoherence and lack of believability. A young woman pointing out to Jeb Bush that his brother (and Hillary and a few hundred others) created ISIS does a lot more to move people against war than do the strategies coming out of DC peace groups. War is counterproductive on its own terms, immoral, illegal, and catastrophic. Its funding should be eliminated. Our job is to demand that. A small reduction is a first step toward our goal.

5. IMPOTENTISM. The most pervasive and powerful propaganda is that of powerlessness. Telling yourself and each other that you are powerless is no different than Judith Miller repeating CIA lies about WMDs. It’s exactly as ridiculous and exactly as damaging. We are not powerless. We quite easily have an impact frequently and could quite easily have a much bigger one. Expecting fairness won’t help. We have to work uphill, but it’s perfectly doable. Being impatient won’t help. We have to keep working however long it takes and however few help out. Self-flagellation won’t help. The money is against you and money is powerful. It’s not your fault you haven’t saved the world, but it might be thanks to you that your grandchildren save it.

6. PAROCHIALISM. We have to form uncomfortably large coalitions, and we really don’t want to. I’m not advocating what I critiqued above as strategism. Don’t sell your soul. Don’t promote destructive ideologies for short-term gain. But don’t be scared of guilt-by-association. Be willing to stand with people on an issue whose views and actions you deeply oppose on other issues.

7. LOCALISM. It’s far more satisfying to find peace in your heart or sustainability in your backyard than to take on the military industrial complex. But if the earth dies, so will you. There are local and hyper-local angles that contribute to the greater cause. Cities and states can change nations. But individual action alone is not enough. Even small group action aimed too near is not enough. If everybody with solar panels on their roofs had put half the money into a movement to create public solar arrays, we’d have them.

8. FREUDISM. In a popular, simplistic notion of nonviolent communication, one never persuades anyone through rational argument. This is a claim, by the way, that comes out of an ideology supposedly dedicated to respecting people and their “needs.” Apparently among those needs is not the need for a good reason to believe something. It would of course be equally simplistic to assert that all one ever needs are facts, or to ignore the age-old wisdom that it is hard to get someone to believe something they are paid not to. But when I tell people that college is free in other countries, their jaws drop, and it’s not 30 seconds before they’re saying it should be that way in the U.S. When I talk to non-self-selected groups about ending war, the majority say at the end that they have been moved toward believing that war can and should be ended. Facts are not enough, but they are one of the main things the corporate media deprives us of, and one of the key components of activism. They do nothing to help us see another’s point of view if we’re unwilling to look. They do nothing to alleviate high levels of fear. But it would be a mistake for us to become inversions of Edward Bernays working to manipulate people in a kinder, gentler manner.

9. FETISHISM. Here’s a little secret. The people who speak the viewpoints that serve big money are not smarter, wittier, pithier, or better at framing a topic. They’re on the air because they speak the viewpoints that serve big money. They may be more eloquent than you. They may be less so. But trying to think and sound like them in general is a quite risky proposition and completely unnecessary. There is nothing we need more than better media and better use of existing media by its readers, listeners, and viewers. There is no smarter place to invest as activists. But what we lack is not spokespeople. What we lack is microphones.

10. PINKERISM. “But haven’t you heard? War is going away on its own? I heard it from someone who read a review of a book by Steven Pinker.” War is not going to go away on its own. It is not even going away with our help. But it could go away if we really get our act together.

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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the winter of our discontent as neoliberal policies and relentless fraud by banks results in never-ending Baltimores. In the second half, Max interviews Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money, about how this debt addicted world could go the way of the Mayans.

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‘A couple of dozen protesters rallied outside City Hall on Monday to call on officials to reverse a decision to begin turning off service for water customers who are behind on their bills.

Sharon Black, a Waverly woman who helped organize the protest, called on the city to delay any water shut-offs. The protesters want the City Council to investigate the reasons why the delinquent water customers are late in paying.

“We’re in a state of shock and outrage,” said Black, an activist with the People’s Power Assembly. “People aren’t paying their water bills, because they can’t afford to.”‘

Read more: Baltimore Residents protest city’s planned water shut-offs

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Venezuelans March against Obama Threats

–The march coincided with a vote in the Venezuelan Parliament on dealing with Obama’s claims that the South American nation posed a security threat.

| 15 March 2015 | Venezuelans took the streets of Caracas Sunday to reject U.S. threats and to support a new law passed to enable President Nicolas Maduro to respond to the latest aggression. Thousands attended the march, which was addressed by President Maduro, who described it as highlighting the unity of the Venezuelan people in the face of such external threats.

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This RANT (loosely modeled on one of my compatriots blog rants)is a feature that I hope to make a regular addition to my blog.  Sometimes you hear crows cawing in the neighbourhood, and they sound quite angry.  Nobody knows what they’re telling each other.  In the case of my rants…you will know.

My first rant will be about the main$tream media coverage of the Nemtsov assassination…and particularly the parade this morning (Sunday, March 1 2015).  I went to my default media liar network the BBC (Biggest and Best Calumny) and it didn’t let me down. The first thing I noted on the main web page was the longshot photo of the crowd.

Nemtsov Crowd

One thing I learned years ago is that unless the cabal is behind a public demonstration, you will rarely see a longshot or aerial photograph of the crowd in the M$M.  All you will see are random photos of weirdos selected from the crowd.  The media manipulators will try to make the gathering as fringe and weird as possible.  In this case, there was a nice overhead shot…with lots of Russian flags. I would take the presence of Russian flags as a sign that ordinary Russians are trying to show the world:  a) Russians support the Russian government; and b) that ordinary Russians are trying to control the parade…so the standard cabalist provocateurs cannot mass together and cause their usual problems–vandalism, attacking police, setting fires to police cars—as happened in Vancouver during the “Stanley Cup Riots” a few years ago–when provocateurs (many came up from the US) took over the gathering.

When I clicked on the actual story on the BBC, the photos were different.  There were no overhead shots of the crowd.  There were just selected photos of the pro Nemtsov element.  Gone were the Russian flags.  This represents the true message of the cabal.  The CBC (Canada’s Best Calumny) is showing a huge banner with Nemtsov’s face leading the parade.

Nemtsov Face Banner
 

I put a comment on the thread “Did Soros pay for that banner?” Billionaire cabalist George Soros is great at providing “appropriate” signage and banners all over the world for “colour revolution” parades and other phony demonstrations. How long in advance did they have that banner made up I wonder. It looks like a lot of work and VERY expensive. Now, I actually have a “Soros demonstration sign” in my closet.  I picked it up from a big pile of similar signs at a peace demonstration against the War on Iraq over a decade ago now.  I keep it in my closet as a reminder of how most public demonstrations are now “controlled” by the cabal. My sign is quite slick (literally and figuratively)  It is made of plasticized paper and is stapled to a piece of wood obviously manufactured for that purpose.  It’s a brightly coloured graphic of a clenched fist.  At the top it says “No Justice,”  and at the bottom it says “no Peace!”.  When I cottoned on to Soro’s technique…I mentally changed the punctuation to “No Justice. No Peace”.

more @ http://greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com/2015/03/crow-caw-rant-1.html

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One week ago, when previewing what may be the first lockout of the West Coast Ports since 2002, we cited the Retail Industry Leaders Association who, realizing that failure to reach an agreement between the dockworker union and their bosses, the Pacific Maritime Association representing port management would lead to devastating consequences for the US retail industry, had several very damning soundbites:

  • “a work slowdown during contract negotiations over the past seven months has already created logistic nightmares for American exporters, manufacturers and retailers dependent on an efficient supply chain. A complete shutdown would be catastrophic, with hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk if America’s supply chain grinds to a halt.
  • “A west coast port shutdown would be an economic disaster.”
  • “A shutdown would not only impact the hundreds of thousands of jobs working directly in America’s transportation supply chain, but the reality is the entire economy would be impacted as exports sit on docks and imports sit in the harbor waiting for manufacturers to build products and retailers to stock shelves.”

And the punchline: “The slowdown is already making life difficult, but a shutdown could derail the economy completely.

 

I’ve never seen ANYTHING like this, even rush hour at the 405 doesn’t look so bad.

 

Colorful and massive, this ship is over 1000 feet from end to end.

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‘Folks, most of the mainstream news on Haiti protestors is deliberately reducing the Haiti protests against dictatorship and occupation to a mere protest about high gas prices.

At the same time, they’re ignoring the popular movement’s refusal to accept any agreement cooked-up by the illegitimate Michel Martelly and his Washington handlers (“Core Group”) to unconstitutionally rule by decree with the complicity of US-bought, so-called political parties who do not represent Haiti masses but foreign interests.

The media is reporting that Martelly reached in agreement to form a new government to hold elections. They fail to report with context or to emphasize that all who deal with Martelly are rejected by the masses on the streets. The true representatives of Haiti are the voices that speak for the masses and for local Haiti interests, not the US-bought so-called political parties with no constituency, sell-out ex-Parliamentarians or Washington’s greedy Haiti opportunists.’

Read more: Haiti: Mainstream Media Reduces Protests Against Dictatorship and Occupation to Mere Protest About Gas Prices

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Never in the history of this sad planet have so many bitched about so much. And it all amounts to nothing. It isn’t changing a damned thing. I have yet to hear “Storm the Castle”. “Lynch the bastards!”

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Well, it’s one, two, three, look at that amputee,
At least it’s below the knee,
Could have been worse, you see.
Well, it’s true your kids look at you differently,
But you came in an ambulance instead of a hearse,
That’s the phrase of the trade,
It could have been worse.

— First verse of a Vietnam-era song written by U.S. Air Force medic Bob Boardman off Country Joe McDonald’s “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag”

There was the old American lefty paper, the Guardian, and the Village Voice, which beat the Sixties into the world, and its later imitators like the Boston Phoenix. There was Liberation News Service, the Rat in New York, the Great Speckled Bird in Atlanta, the Old Mole in Boston, the distinctly psychedelic Chicago SeedLeviathanViet-Report, and the L.A. Free Press, as well as that Texas paper whose name I long ago forgot that was partial to armadillo cartoons. And they existed, in the 1960s and early 1970s, amid a jostling crowd of hundreds of “underground” newspapers — all quite aboveground but the word sounded so romantic in that political moment.  There were G.I. antiwar papers by the score and high school rags by the hundreds in an “alternate” universe of opposition that somehow made the rounds by mail or got passed on hand-to-hand in a now almost unimaginable world of interpersonal social networking that preceded the Internet by decades. And then, of course, there was I.F. Stone’s Weekly (1953-1971): one dedicated journalist, 19 years, every word his own (except, of course, for the endless foolishness he mined from the reams of official documentation produced in Washington, Vietnam, and elsewhere).

I can remember the arrival of that newsletter, though I no longer know whether I subscribed myself or simply shared someone else’s copy. In a time when being young was supposed to be glorious, Stone was old — my parents’ age — but still we waited on his words. It helped to have someone from a previous generation confirm in nuts and bolts ways that the issue that swept so many of us away, the Vietnam War, was indeed an American atrocity.

The Call to Service: @ http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175951/tomgram%3A_engelhardt%2C_i.f._stone_and_the_urge_to_serve/#more

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W. E. B. Du BoisWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963), at the beginning of his career, criticized the Jews, but such sentiments came to an abrupt end when Du Bois “became the editor of [the NAACP journal] The Crisis.”[1]The Jews knew that Du Bois was a closet Marxist—though he “waited until he was in his nineties to join the Communist Party”[2]—and played on those sympathies to entice him into joining their cause.

In 1903, Du Bois wrote unflattering assertions about the Jews in The Souls of Black Folk, and Jewish supporters such as Jacob Schiff and Rabbi Stephen Wise protested.

“But Du Bois let the comments stand until he revised the book in 1953, when he was eighty-five years old. He then deleted the references and apologized for his own insensitivity.”[3]

E. B. Du Bois had many Jewish associates, including the father of Bettina Aptheker, a Marxist historian, activist and author who joined the Communist Party in 1939.

In March 1953, Du Bois wrote an essay entitled “On Stalin” in which he extolled the Communist dictator as

“a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. He was simple, calm and courageous…Stalin was not a man of conventional learning; he was much more than that: he was a man who thought deeply, read understandingly and listened to wisdom, no matter whence it came.

“He was attacked and slandered as few men of power have been; yet he seldom lost his courtesy and balance; nor did he let attack drive him from his convictions nor induce him to surrender positions which he knew were correct.”[4]

In 1931, Du Bois wrote Albert Einstein a letter in which he asked him to write “a word about the evil of race prejudice in the world. A short statement from you of 500 to 1,000 words on this subject would help us greatly in our continuing fight for freedom.”[5]

Einstein, who was living in Germany at the time, probably didn’t have a clue who Du Bois was, but Du Bois continued, “With regard to myself, you will find something about me in ‘Who’s Who in America.’ I was formerly a student of Wagner and Schmoller in the University of Berlin.”[6]

Albert Einstein

Einstein could not send Du Bois a long letter because of “excessive workload,” but he did send a short letter that led Du Bois to praise Einstein in The Crisis. Soon after, the New York Times published an article with the headline “Einstein Hails Negro Race.”[7]

Later, when Einstein moved to the United States, he was a strong supporter of Du Bois and Paul Robeson; after that, it was only a matter of time until Einstein joined their movement. In an article entitled “The Negro Question,” Einstein declared,

“[The American’s] sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins. Even among these there are prejudices, of which I as a Jew am clearly conscious; but they are not important in comparison with the attitude of the ‘Whites’ toward their fellow-citizens of darker complexion, particularly toward Negroes. The more I feel an American, the more this situation pains me.”[8]

Einstein castigated Europeans, saying,

“Your ancestors dragged these black people from their homes by force; and in the white man’s quest for wealth and an easy life they have been ruthlessly suppressed and exploited, denigrated into slavery.”[9]

I have already addressed the issue of slavery; this kind of attitude is historically inconsistent, especially when you take into account the number of Jews in the slave trade. To make matters worse, Talmudic Judaism has some utterly disgusting views about blacks.

For example, Rabbi Hiyya declared in the Talmud,

“Ham and the dog copulated on the Ark, therefore Ham came forth dark-skinned.”[10]

The fact that Einstein did not even mention these issues shows that Einstein was either ignorant of it or had fallen victim to double standards.


 Other intellectuals, like Richard Wright, follow in Du Bois’s Communist footsteps. This would include civil rights activist Julius Lester.[11]

Martin Luther King, Jr.

While almost everyone involved in the civil rights movement of the 1960s was determined to eradicate racism by any means, no one stopped to notice the sexual mores that lurked beneath the movement itself.

Martin Luther King, Jr., despite his admirable concept that “a man should not be judged by the color of his skin but by the content of his character,” was personally immersed in sexual debauchery, something nearly all his associates knew.

David Garrow, author of one the most thorough biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., declared that King had a “compulsive sexual athleticism.”[12]

Many black ministers could not take King’s religious messages seriously precisely because King’s personal life contradicted his public appearances. Garrow writes, “King’s sexual behavior stood at a great distance from his professed beliefs about sexuality, and the contradictions created painful and at times overwhelming guilt.”[13]

Some have suggested that had King not been assassinated, his marriage would have ended in divorce over his infidelity.

In fact, many activists saw the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) as a hotbed for “getting laid.”[14] One staffer declared,

“I watched women making passes at Martin Luther King. I could not believe what I was seeing in white Westchester women…They would walk up to him and they would sort of lick their lips and hint, and [hand him] notes.”[15]

Ralph David Abernathy, a protégé of King’s, writes in his autobiography that King was involved in extra-marital affairs, even giving examples of women coming and going from a hotel where King and Abernathy were staying.[16] But Abernathy writes page after page defending King’s behavior.[17]

Taylor Branch, another historian of the civil rights movement, agrees that King was guilty of such charges.[18]


Stanley Levison

Although Friedman says Martin Luther King, Jr., was under FBI surveillance because of his extramarital affairs,[19] King was actually a person of interest because of his strong ties to Stanley Levison, a Jewish Communist and attorney, who was one of  King’s closest advisors and even made arrangements for one of  King’s autobiographical accounts to be published by Harper & Brothers.[20]

Levison did more than just coach King: he prepared King’s “tax returns,” wrote “articles and speeches,” and kept “an eye on Harper’s promotion of [King’s book] Stride Toward Freedom”[21]

Levison even told King to avoid saying a few things in the book because some of them “could create unnecessary charges of an egocentric presentation of the situation and is important to avoid even if it were the fact.”[22]

Levison ended up writing the final chapter of Stride Toward Freedom “and even drafted new passages that were incorporated verbatim into the published text.”[23]

For all of this, Levison asked for no salary. When King wrote Levison a letter asking him to bill him for his laborious work, Levison replied that no salary is needed, adding,

“It is out of the question…The liberation struggle is the most positive and rewarding area of work anyone could experience.”[24]

Garrow wrote, “King accepted Levison’s position, and their relationship grew closer.”[25]

It was communist Bayard Rustin who first introduced Levison to King in 1956.[26] Levison dedicated himself to shaping and refining Martin Luther King Jr., and the SCLC. Levison’s work was not without reward, as later King began to echo Levinson’s Communist sentiments, even making statements suggesting private Communist leanings.

“I am not going to allow anybody to put me in the bind of making me say, every time I said there must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism, [that] I am saying that we must be Communist or Marxist.”[27]

King also surrounded himself with people such as Harry Wachtel, Jack Greenberg, Rabbi Herschel, and Allard Lowenstein. But the most influential among them was Stanley Levison.[28]

Since King relied on Levison for most of his speeches and published works, Levison laughingly told one of King’s associates that he “considered himself one of the foremost religious writers in America.”

Even after King’s death, his wife Coretta sought help from Levison, who “wrote speeches and articles for her” and armed her for press conferences:

“Levison gave her materials to read beforehand and told her what to expect from her interrogators.”[29]

In general, Levison and other Jews energized the spirit of the SCLC.


Paul Tillich

In addition to falling under the spell of Communists like Levinson, Martin Luther King, Jr., was also influenced by Paul Tillich, one of the most liberal theologians of the twentieth century.

King’s Ph.D. dissertation[30] was a comparison between Paul Tillich and liberal American theologian and philosopher Henry Nelson Wieman.

Another way Tillich influenced King was sexually— King’s sexual life paralleled Tillich’s own sexual proclivities. Tillich’s wife, Hannah, recounted in their autobiography that she found whorehouses “a window into hidden truth”!

Shortly after their move from Germany to America, they settled in Harlem, New York, where they found the sexual liberation they were looking for among the blacks. Hannah writes:

“Somebody must have taken us to Small’s Paradise, where one went up a steep staircase, watched by an old pockmarked Negro, whose muddy uniform with gold and braid we feared a little.

“Later we would shake hands with him. Inside the dark, long room, we sat facing clouds that drifted behind an orchestra of Negroes, who played noisily and shrilly. It was as if we had entered a tropical forest with parrots screaming, dark faces peering out of the jungle, falsetto voices, and brilliant colors.

“A Negro danced with me, a Negress with Paul. Once we dared to go to a show in a basement were there were mostly Negroes. In the dancing space at the center of the room occasional performances were given.

“A nude Negress painted gold, having danced with a Negro twice her size, leaned her body against a post and masturbated with violent snakelike movements, while her former partner and another girl unmistakably performed the acts of intimate sex. It did not seem vulgar or fleshy. It was filled with the natural vivacity of these beautiful black people.”[31]

This not a coincidence, for immediately after being dispatched from Germany, Tillich and his wife joined Union Theological Seminary, which was known for its propagation of Wilhelm Reich’s sexual ideologies.

“Reich made contact through Alexander Lowen with the Settlement House connected with the Union Theological Seminary in New York, then home to Paul Tillich…

“Lowen arranged a speaking engagement for Reich to the people of the Union because he felt that Reich ‘could change the world’ by explaining the social implications of the sexual problems of youth.”[32]


As we have seen, the 1960s civil rights movement was subtly influenced by Jewish revolutionary activity, and many impressionable people jumped on the bandwagon without being aware that the bandwagon itself was loaded with moral and political explosives. What are the results? Since the 1960s, the black family has never been the same:

“In 1960, 78 percent of all black families were headed by married couples; today that figure is less than 40 percent. Similarly in the 1950s, black crime rates were higher than those of whites, but they were vastly lower than they are today. During that period…racism was far worse, especially in its ability to deny blacks access to basic rights and opportunities.”[33]

The modern breakdown of the family—based on a weakening of the values that defined family and community—is just that: a modern development.

This is the case even when taking into account the uncertain family life of black slaves. Historian Brenda E. Stevenson, in her conclusion to Life in Black and White: Family and Community in the Slave South, stresses the universal bonds that brought families of all races together.

“Community values and directives defined southern life in ways that would be difficult for contemporary readers to reconcile given the lack of importance many ascribe to ‘a’ or ‘any’ community today. ‘Community,’ its collective will and value system, however, was the linchpin of southern morality and the southerner’s socio-cultural ideology. It had tremendous worth and a defining presence for everyone, whether free or slave, man or woman, planter or pauper.…

“Free blacks and slaves also were determined to maintain the integrity of their families and communities despite often overwhelming pressures to the otherwise.”[34]

Even in the 1940s and 50s, black crimes were quite low, but when the number of black marriages began to decline during the 1960s,[35] things were never the same. After the civil rights era, the moral pendulum for many black families seems to have swung in the opposite direction. The number of children born out of wedlock rose dramatically, as did crime rates among black families.

Most modern intellectuals lay the blame for this moral breakdown directly at the feet of slavery. However, this widely held notion is false, historically and logically. Thomas Sowell himself wrote,

“[T]he fact is that in the late nineteenth century, when blacks were just one generation out of slavery, there was nothing like today’s levels of unwed births or failure to participate in the labor force. It has been from the 1960s onward that these social pathologies have escalated. Whatever the cause, it has arisen long after slavery had ended.”[36]

He continued,

“Over the entire 85-year history of academic success in [Dunbar High School], from 1870 to 1955, most of its graduates went on to higher education.

This was very unusual for either black or white high-school graduates during that era. Because these were usually low-income students, most went to a local free teachers’ college or to relatively inexpensive Howard University, but significant numbers won scholarships to leading colleges and universities elsewhere…

“At one time, the reputation of Dunbar graduates was such that they did not have to take [an] entrance examination to be admitted to Dartmouth, Harvard, and some other selective colleges. When Robert N. Mattingly graduated from the M Street School in 1902, he entered Amherst College, receiving credit for freshman mathematics and first-year college physics—and he graduated in three years, Phi Beta Kappa. Yet, far from being one of the elite, Mattingly was, in his own words, “At Amherst on a shoestring.”[37]

This is just the beginning:

“As early as 1899, Dunbar scored higher in city-wide tests than any of the white high schools in the District of Columbia. Down through the years its attendance records were generally better than those of the white high schools, and its rate of tardiness was lower. Dunbar meant business.”

During these flourishing years,

“Latin was taught throughout the period from 1870-1955, and in the early decades, Greek was taught as well. In the 1940s, Dunbar fought a losing battle with the superintendent of schools to have calculus added.”[38]

Yet as the years went by, Dunbar’s excellent performance crumbled:

“Now, as inadequately educated, inadequately motivated, and disruptive students flooded into the school, teachers began retiring, some as early as 55 years of age.

“Dunbar quickly became just another failing ghetto school, with all the problems that such schools have, all across the country. Eighty-five years of achievement simply vanished into thin air…During the years of Dunbar’s success, it was starved for funds and some of its classes had more than 40 students.

“As a failing ghetto school today, Dunbar has a finer physical plant than it ever had when it was an academic success.[39]

“The school was in operation more than 40 years before it had a lunchroom, which then was so small that many children had to eat lunch out on the street. Blackboards were ‘cracked with confusing lines resembling a map.’ It was 1950 before the school had a public address system.”[40]

As we have argued in the past, Sowell does not lack the academic sophistication to find out the real cause. In fact, he seems to imply that the civil rights movement was largely a failure.[41] But who was really behind it? Well, Sowell does not tell us.

But we all know that ideological movements cannot stand on their own. They all have their intellectual pinheads and mush-heads. To be more precise, you cannot have a serious ideological movement without the presence of the Dreadful Few. Take it from Benjamin Disraeli:

“You never observe a great intellectual movement in Europe in which the Jews do not greatly participate.”

The Civil Rights Movement was no exception, and ever since that era, America has never been the same. Crime rates skyrocketed and the Dreadful Few in particular began to use “race” to destroy American families, neighborhoods, and communities. Louis Wirth did exactly that in the twentieth century. As we have seen in the previous article, George Soros is following the same pattern in Ferguson.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/20/the-awful-truth-about-w-e-b-du-bois-and-martin-luther-king-jr-part-ii/

Part One: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/01/19/the-awful-truth-about-the-civil-rights-movement-part-i/

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‘Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for partaking in an anti-terrorism rally in Paris.

At a Monday press conference with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in the Turkish capital Ankara, Erdogan hit out at Netanyahu for leading “state terrorism” against the Palestinian people, saying that he could “hardly understand how he (Netanyahu) dared to go” to the anti-terrorism march in Paris.

The Turkish president further called on Netanyahu to “give an account for the children, [and] women” he “massacred” during the latest Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.’

Read more: Erdogan raps Netanyahu for ‘daring’ to attend Paris rally

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Abby Martin talks to Laurel Krause, co-founder of the Kent State Truth Tribunal about the Kent State massacre cover-up 43 years on, and the news that the UN Human Rights Council will be looking into the US government’s actions on that day.

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Activists Trash [FBI Snitch and Fraud] Sharpton for Silencing Speaker at DC Rally

16 Dec 2014 Critics denounce him a race hustler [FBI snitch, corporatist, and fraud], and now some grassroots activists are calling the Rev. Al Sharpton an elitist and questioning his self-appointed role as a civil rights leader for a younger generation. Sharpton angered some protesters at a weekend march in Washington, D.C., after he created a VIP section for special guests and pulled the microphone on an activist who wanted to address the crowd. “Youth protesters push back against Al Sharpton’s role in police brutality marches,” the website Mashable reports. “If Rev. Al Sharpton ever hoped to lead the ‘black lives matter’ movement that’s sweeping the United States, he likely lost that opportunity in one moment on Saturday.”

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Millions March NYC


View from 6th Ave and 29th St. Approximately 90 minutes of footage

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