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August 21, 2017

Non-Natives Are Using This Tribal Law Loophole To Rape Indigenous People

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, News, Political — Scottie @ 09:38

This is horribly wrong and shows a total bigotry.   we need to help the entire reservation situation, but protection of the people is the responsibility of everyone.   Hugs

Source: Non-Natives Are Using This Tribal Law Loophole To Rape Indigenous People

August 18, 2017

There are no good people who claim to be Nazis. The U.S. went to war against Nazis and we won. The confederacy went to war against the U.S. and they lost. If you support the confederacy you are supporting a war against the U.S.A. Hugs

Filed under: Bigotry, History, News — Scottie @ 10:28

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August 12, 2017

I don’t understand the need for fear / racism.

Filed under: Bigotry, Harm, News, Race — Scottie @ 13:44

Good morning and great weekend to you.   This will be a short post as who really wants to hear me rant on and on for longer than it takes to pour more rum in your glass?  Ok I have been well.  After surgery with all the complications I have in other health areas and with being denied my normal medications for so long, I got really ill.   I seem to be coming back, I am happy and have no real issues with my recovery.  I am fighting an emotional distress issue at night with nightmares right now along with unwanted feelings.  But I shake it off and have good days.  That is the thing to take about me, I am having good days and I am happy. 

Now about this race issue and all these white nationals and white supremacists seeming to come out of nowhere.   First what is the difference between the two?  Second what is the difference between them and the older hate groups like the KKK?   

The state of Virginia just declared a state of emergency because the rally / demonstration went violent and got out of control.   I had thought the hate for people of a different skin was dying out with an older generation that we excused as simply not able to understand the false nature of their views.   Seems that not only did these old people keep the hate going in their children and grand kids, they also infected the kids their kids hung around with this hate.   It is spreading every sense some people gave credence to a skin color as the enemy after 9 / 11.  It seems it is far easier to hate than try to understand cultures and motives.  

Motive is what I want to address on racism and what I don’t understand.   I have worked with, been friends with, have respect for, and enjoy the company of people of different skin colors, different first languages, sexualities, and genders.   I never once thought to see a difference between them and me based on skin color alone.   Some people are smarter than me and I learn from them, some are less educated or skilled in an area I am good at and I share that if appropriate.    What I am saying is people spending time with other people are all just people.   What is so hard about the concept or people are people?  

Do people from different areas have different cultures?   Yes they do.  We in the United States of America have cultural traditions also.  I think the July 4th celebration is ours alone.  The people on TV tell me that the white nationalist / supremacists are worried about losing the white majority in society.   They worry that the unconscious privilege white people have even when they do not realize they have it.   The idea that things will be as it was in their grandfathers day, and the frustrations they feel with new accents they feel they shouldn’t have to deal with.   Well I remember as a young man in the 1980’s in Germany I had many German friends.   We would go out places and I would order from menus and talk with people.  I had horrible German.  I really have trouble with languages and I admit I slaughtered German badly.  But no one got angry and everyone spoke english back and helped me, very friendly.   I would listen to U.S. soldiers talk of how hard it was to get stuff in restaurants and stores, how no one seemed to understand what they wanted or would wait on them.   I found this so strange and was confused, it was totally different than I experienced.   One day in the cafe I sometimes went to with my friends they explained why it seemed so easy for me.  I did not treat the German people like they were less than me.  I did not expect them to change their ways and speak my language.  I treated them with respect , and they returned that respect.  See even though I did not speak it well I did try to use German.  The German people saw that as a sign of respect.  I did not give attitude.   So the German people responded to that.  The truth is most people in Germany spoke English far better than we in the military.   I understand their feelings.  Now what does that have to do with what is happening here.   The fact is the nationalist / supremacist are not even seeing the people of different culture or race as people equal to them.   Regardless if the person of color is a citizen or their family has been in the U.S longer than the white person the supremacist feel equality or respect.  

SO they are worried about losing white majority and the white privilege they have come to expect.   They don’t realize the lives they live now have been influenced by others not white and that did not have english as the first language.    Also why are they afraid of us becoming a more homogenous country.    Given enough time it is normal for the country to change and become a generally intermixed country.    I think the people so worried about the loss of majority are afraid that the new  majority nonwhites will treat treat the new minority whites the way the whites treated the non whites when they could.  That is their fear.  They were jerks and now fear those people will be jerks to them.   They got away with treating others as less than, it scares them that they may be treated that way.  

The solution is simple.  So simple even the nationalist / supremacist can easily understand.   Treat everyone the same and regardless of race and treat everyone fairly.   Everyone.  Fairly.   it is easy.   Then no one needs to fear.  We will be one country.  We will be more prosperous and our country will have a better standing with other nations.  

I call on everyone to not accept the fear and hate.  I ask people to stand up to it when you can.  Do not engage in it your self.   If you a race is deficient because of a single person or two, go be around others of the same race.  Find a larger group and you will see they are as different as you and your race are.  

Even with the news people trying to explain it, I guess I am slow of thought because I can’t understand why anyone in this day and age acts like that, on that idea.  I feel ashamed when I see the news reports of what my fellow countrymen do.  I feel anger when they hurt others to somehow prove they are the better ones.   We are stronger together as a place of people of many races, cultures, gifts.   I am sad.   Hugs

July 3, 2017

Religious discrimination in the military | Secular Coalition for America

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:22

A 2004 report on religious preferences of military personnel conducted by the Population Reference Bureau found that 21% of service members identified as Atheists or as having ―no religion.(1) The report also revealed that 35% identified as Protestants, 22% as Catholic/Orthodox, 11% as ―Other Christian‖ and less than .5% as Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu. Despite data indicating that one-out-of-five U.S. service members identify as ―atheist‖ or as ―having no religion, nontheists serving in the armed services are frequent victims of religious discrimination and coercive proselytizing.

The problem of coercive proselytizing in the military came into public view in 2005 when a report(2) was released showing that officers, faculty and cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs promoted evangelical Christian beliefs and displayed insensitivity towards and harassed cadets who practiced a different religion or who chose to practice no religion at all.(3)

More at the link below

Source: Religious discrimination in the military | Secular Coalition for America

religious discrimination in military

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:21

Coercive evangelizing and official promotion of evangelical Protestantism is rife and systemic within the US military.  Soldiers at Ft. Eustis who would not volunteer to attend a command-sponsored evangelical concert were marched to their barracks and punished with a lockdown until the concert ended.  US taxpayers partially funded and Ft. Bragg chaplains co-sponsored an evangelical rally held on Fort Bragg’s Main Parade Field and intended to take “the Christian message to all of Fort Bragg and the surrounding community.”  Officers gave evangelical missionaries from the Gideons both an introduction and preferential access to enlisted recruits.  Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy face a gauntlet of evangelical professors, staff, chaplains, and upper class members, with command authority, who pressure them to attend worship services, receive evangelical instruction, and evangelize their fellow cadets.  Commanders pressure soldiers to attend marriage conferences run by the evangelical Focus on the Family, which has a Department of Defense contract to host the conferences.

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Source: religious discrimination in military

June 30, 2017

(1) Sam Harris: We Have Enough Muslims. Time To Lower Their Population. – YouTube

Filed under: Bigotry, History, News, Political, Religion — Scottie @ 12:48

I always wondered if Sam Harris was hiding his bigotry toward one group of people , Muslims, behind vague words of wanting to help.  Here he is very clear, he is a bigot, a person unable to see nuance.  Hugs

June 16, 2017

Jonathan Pie – The Weekly – YouTube

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Facts, Harm, News, Political, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 13:02

This is about terrorism and religion.  These things should be talked about.  They should have as a goal not just the prevention of the acts of terror but the ending the radicalization that makes some think hurting others is OK.  If they can’t separate the views of their religion from the needs of a civil society then they don’t get to freely express their religion.  That is not bigotry, that is a simple statement of your right to your belief doesn’t give you the right to ACT on that belief.  Hugs

May 24, 2017

Religious Bigotry.

Filed under: Bigotry, News, Religion — Scottie @ 12:22

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May 9, 2017

More worried about the American Taliban and the Christian sharia laws

Filed under: Bigotry, Harm, News, Questions, Religion — Tags: , — Scottie @ 13:02

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March 23, 2017

Advocating Progress (darkerskin: Take this with you)

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Family — Scottie @ 17:11

Randy sent this to me.   Here is what he wrote as he wrote it far better than I could.   Hugs.

In this scenario, the “white” woman has advocated and used her position of relative strength to speak up against something.    But, we see these things every day:  The way a person may discount a person who doesn’t look “American”, or in the case of someone who is native American  looks too American.   Or, say how someone has decided they can speak ill of someone who is gay, poor, whatever.  In essence, if we stand by and let hate be put forth, what do we obtain but a country divided?   Welcome to the republican agenda, who can only prosper in a land of division.

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