A Common Foe


Donning a blond wig, Laurel Borowich did the dishes after dinner. Chappaqua, N.Y. February 2013.

Donning a blond wig, Laurel Borowich did the dishes after dinner. Chappaqua, N.Y. February 2013.

I have railed against this disease for as long as I can remember and in the after glow of what some may consider a victory against the dark forces of conservatism, I would like to remind all that “death” is a common enemy  that has enlisted cancer as one of its allies.  I know we can’t win the war with death but I would like to think we can win one battle with it; our lives and the lives of people we love depends on it.  So any politician who wants to demagogue on an issue let him or  her pick this one; let them pick a fight with cancer and stir up the emotions of the public against it in order to defeat it once and for all.  Let us hang it publicly as we did Saddam Hussein in 2006 so that it becomes a dark and distant memory in our collective consciousness.

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When I pretend to be strong, no one sees my hidden tears except God. When I’m sad and need a shoulder to cry on, no one supports me but God. Pleasing a human is very difficult, pleasing God is the easiest. People sometimes punish me for mistakes I have not done, God ignores and excuses the ones that I did. This is God, The Greatest, The Most Almighty, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful, and all praise belongs to Him.  –
Tariq Ramadan

Israeli terrorism masked as a mental illness


 

Hong Kong Panoramic

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You will all die” are the words shouted by Ariel, an Israeli, before he tried to unsuccessfully enter a Qantas 747 cockpit and then open a cabin door.  Some of the passengers on the plane bound from Melbourne to London, via Hong Kong said the man was praying,  at one point saying ‘it is God’s will’….making him a religious Judaeofascist(he was also heard talking, praying, mumbling in Hebrew-according to some press accounts)…but you won’t hear about it much in mainstream media nor will he be given such a designation.  Even more surprising, the man some would say fit the profile of a terrorist…..in his early twenties, won’t be charged with a crime! (It’s also very likely we will never see a picture of  “Ariel”) The reason given was because no one was hurt during his “antics”, an excuse that won’t fly when it comes to American airlines.  Just ask Umar  Muttalib!

Here We Go Again


Another victim claimed violence at the hand of someone from the minority community only to have it turn out to be a LIE! There’s a long line of  people who claimed some black person did them great bodily harm and I  agree with Dr. Jeff Gardere’s assessment that fixing the blame on fictitious black people is a part of the Black Bogeyman phenomenon that says whites and society at large must fear angry black people who are intent on doing everyone they come into contact with great bodily harm.  I’m not so sympathetic to insist the behavior of falsely ascribing victim status on one’s self is a personal mental disease; the larger society cannot escape the role it plays in allowing someone to think such behavior is plausible.  Bethany Storro, the victim turned perpetrator, belongs in a jail that offers mental health services.

These Are the People the Wingnuts want you to fear and loathe