Is White Supremacy the White Knight of Capitalism

September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Good evening:

Every once in awhile I come across an interesting article that I want to share with our readers. Here’s an article by Michael Ortiz that was published at Truthout, titled, The Age of Hyper-Racism: White Supremacy as the White Knight of Capitalism. He holds an advanced degree in sociology. He works on equitable diversity initiatives for college institutions and writes about issues that focus on consciousness raising and empowerment.

What do you think?

Fred


Battle at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya has ended

September 24, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Good afternoon:

O/T: The Washington Post just reported,

NAIROBI — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday night declared that the four-day-long siege of an upscale mall in the capital by Islamist militants has ended with the deaths of five militants and 11 in custody.

He announced three days of mourning for the more than 60 people killed in the attack, a death toll that is expected to rise with the recovery of more bodies from the mall, he said.


Open Thread

September 21, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Welcome to an open thread on the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of Fall.


Shellie Zimmerman’s Press Conference

September 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Good evening:

I started this new thread for discussion about Shellie’s press conference. Actually, her lawyer, Kelly Sims, did all the talking.

Comment here about the divorce, yesterday’s encounter and the information disclosed at the presser.

Continue on Dr. Bao’s threaf for other comments about the case.


Please help us with a donation

September 9, 2013

We have only one source of income: my social security check.

We have had only one donation this month and cannot pay our monthly bills.

If you can afford to make a donation, please do so now.

Our situation is desperate.


Religious leader in India charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl.

September 5, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Good evening:

I like to read foreign newspapers to keep up on world events. I look for events in foreign countries that are similar to events in the United States. Yesterday, I discovered an unusual correspondence between two events, one in the U.S and one in India. We all know about Sybrina Fulton’s and Tracy Martin’s heroic refusal to accept the Sanford Police Department’s inaction and bogus excuses for failing to recommend that the prosecution charge George Zimmerman with murder or manslaughter. Their grace and persistence inspired millions of people around the world to support their cause. Even though the trial ended badly, they continue to seek justice for Trayvon setting an example for all of us to follow.

A similar story is underway in India.

On August 15th, a 16-year-old girl told her mother that a man named Asaram, who describes himself as a “godman,” sexually assaulted her for an hour and a half inside his ashram after locking all the doors and turning out the lights. The girl went to the ashram that day to undergo an exorcism conducted by Asaram. At his request, the girl’s mother spent the hour-and-a-half outside the ashram praying for a successful exorcism.

The girl’s mother immediately notified the police and they commenced an investigation. Two weeks later, Asaram’s influential and vocal supporters were controlling the message. The girl’s parents responded with a hunger strike declaring they would not eat until the police arrested and charged Asaram.

Police arrested Asaram on Sunday.

According to the Hindustan Times, the father said,

“We were not aware that he was a beast masquerading as a spiritual guru,” the girl’s father said in Lucknow on Sunday. “Not only did we donate 7 acres of land, we also contributed money for the ashram. There was immense pressure on us to withdraw the complaint. From threats to money, Asaram’s supporters tried every trick in the book.

One should not have blind faith on the self-styled godman, he added. “Asaram took my daughter to his private quarters to perform rituals to ward off evil spirits and then he assaulted her.”

On Monday police arrested one of Asaram’s aides and charged him with aiding abetting.

Asaram remains in jail without bail pending his next court hearing.

We now have two excellent examples of parents peacefully demanding thorough police investigations and formal charges.

Encouraging news.

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Ariel Castro commits suicide

September 4, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Good afternoon:

Crane and I just walked in. We’ve been busy working on her case this week. As most of you know, we are going to write a book on our experiences in Kentucky. Crane has already written Frog Gravy, a memoir about her experiences while serving her sentence. My contribution to our joint effort is a room full of cardboard boxes stuffed with papers that I produced over a six-year period. I documented everything relevant to her case, including my experiences at the law school that I believe will supply the motive for prosecuting her with false evidence. Today’s task was to go downtown to the Clerk’s Office at the courthouse and review the documents in her legal file. We should complete that task tomorrow, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise.

There are a lot of subjects available to write about todayI’m going to write about Ariel Castro’s suicide last night.

FYI: Alan Johnson and Jim Woods of the Columbus Dispatch are reporting:

Castro, 53, was found hanging in his cell at 9:20 last night at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient, Ohio. The prison medical staff performed CPR before Castro was taken to the Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University where was pronounced dead there at 10:52 p.m.

[Franklin County Coroner Jan] Gorniak said her autopsy found marks on the body “consistent with hanging” with a prison bed sheet. She said she was not aware of any suicide note being found. A final autopsy report will not be completed for six to eight weeks, she said.

I am not prepared to accept this theory, without additional investigation.

In other news, did y’all know that George Zimmerman has discovered a cure for cancer?

As if that were not enough, Sundance and his fellow denizens at the Treehouse are investigating Angela Corey.

Love and kisses,

Fred


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