Let the truth be known

There’s Only One Rogue Nuclear State, and it’s the USA
When it comes to threatening the planet with nukes, nobody comes close to the USA. Donald Trump’s despicable threats are nothing new. They are a US tradition. Every president since Harry Truman has menaced the world with unilateral threats of nuclear destruction.

Here is a reminder from our not so distant past. A great song sung by a great poet about the same old excuse that this country has always used to commit genocide against anyone who doesn’t bow down to their way of thinking. The biggest threats over the years starting with bomb of all time Truman and through each president there after has come the warning to the rest of the world, Watch out, we will bomb the shit out of you if you don’t do as we say. “Well,” says most of the world, FUCK YOU!!”

 

or rather a very misguided man who calls himself a pastor. Fool is what many of us will call him. Big fool is better. I would be very careful to claim to be speaking for god. We have heard he works in mysterious ways. Like the time when one of those so called reverends said that a hurricane would hit if a city in Florida held a gay pride. Well honey don’t temp the lord god for a hurricane did hit but it was in that reverend’s own home town. So Mr. Jeffres we would have to say, be careful. God don’t play with ugly.

…from all over the news media. This excellent article written by Sarah Pulliam Bailey was found in the Washington Post. We like it as there is a bit of a back ground to why some Christians may feel this way.

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Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers who preached the morning of his inauguration, has released a statement saying the president has the moral authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un’ evangelical adviser says.

“When it comes to how we should deal with evildoers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress said. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”

Jeffress said in a phone interview that he was prompted to make the statement after Trump said that if North Korea’s threats to the United States continue, Pyongyang will be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Read the rest of this entry »

Who is the real threat? Keep in mind, North Korea has never invaded or bombed another nation and they have a Do Not Strike First policy.
#HandsOffDPRK #HandsOffNorthKorea #NoWar

In the introductory paragraphs, the People’s Congress of Resistance Manifesto explains:

“Without a revolutionary vision, change will not take a revolutionary direction. Resistance will remain rudderless, an exercise in activism for its own sake, or it will be co-opted into a vessel for the political elites. A vision for social, economic and political revolution is necessary. We need to know where we want to go. Our vision ties our actions to our goal by showing us what we are mobilizing for. It guides us in coordinating our strategies and tactics. It helps us build collective strength. Our vision tells us how we can win and that we will win.

“A society organized for the equality and emancipation of the many is one where production is democratically directed for the benefit of the many and not for the private profit of the few. Rather than banks and corporations determining people’s lives and futures, the people determine their destiny themselves.”

The Manifesto, written by the People’s Congress of Resistance conveners, lays out our core vision and central tasks.

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Remembering the Roma victims of the Holocaust

The Holocaust narrative focusing on the exclusivity of the Jewish experience is wrong – and must change.

Anna Maria ‘Settela’ Steinbach was 10 when the photo was taken. Three months later she was killed at Auschwitz concentration camp [Westerbork film shot by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD]

The Holocaust narrative focusing on the exclusivity of the Jewish experience is wrong and must change.

By Gina Benevento, former UN diplomat living and working in Madrid.

A photograph freezes a moment in time. A young girl stares out from the door of a train, her head covered in a scarf, her expression a strange mixture of weariness and fear.

The girl’s name? Anna Maria “Settela” Steinbach. Ten years old when the photo was taken. Three months later Settela was dead – gassed at Auschwitz concentration camp, along with her mother, brothers and sisters.

For decades Settela’s face was an icon of children in the Holocaust. Her name unknown, she was simply called “the girl with the headdress”.  Along with Anne Frank, she was a haunting symbol of what had been done to Dutch Jewry.

But in 1994 a journalist, Aad Wagenaar, discovered her identity. Using the numbers that appeared on the train car, Wagenaar was able to determine the train’s day of travel, May 19, 1944, and its passenger list.

Settela wasn’t Jewish. She was Roma (alternately Romani, Sinti, Gypsy). It was assumed the girl was Jewish because even in the 1990s – a half-century after World War II – the genocide of the Roma people was hardly known to the world.

In America, The Diary of Anne Frank was required reading at my Florida public school, as was Eli Wiesel’s Night. With Native American history absent from history classes, the death of six million European Jews was my first knowledge of genocide.

As I read about Wiesel’s “faces of children … turned into wreaths of smoke beneath a silent blue sky”, Jewish children were the face of the Holocaust for me. I didn’t know that children such as Settela had existed.

Yet estimates by Roma historians state that as much as 70-80 percent of the total Roma population in Europe at the time were murdered in the Nazi madness.

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