As enormous swathes of smoke reached the south bay, this week the Mercury News published an outcry over Napa wineries’ profits getting burnt in this latest rash of catastrophic Northern Californian fires.
It took days before they mentioned the hundreds of working families and retirees who lost everything in places like Santa Rosa, and has not countenanced the plight of the unrecognized and undocumented workers who make the whole Napa economy move. Above is a digest of what is now a series of articles by Mary Orlin, George Avalos, Paul Rogers, et al.
Sounds like rumbles are afoot for building ghettos for artists and their gentrifier friends in San Jose. That way they can light one fire and wipe us all out, and either way the landlords and developers win.
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If you’re still pretending to be astounded as to how half of the men in this country will likely vote for Trump for president, here’s a tiny bit of help: you’ve been consuming television that demonizes people of color and the poor. On top of that you don’t bat an eye at corporations exploiting those incarcerated, and therefore almost without rights, to make entertainment. From right out of Salinas, a classic case of prisoner profiteering on Lockdown, provided in this case by Australia’s 7Mate via the National Geographic Channel.
From the Prisoner Human Rights Movement: Today it is four years since the Agreement to End Hostilities was issued from the Pelican Bay SHU by the PBSP-SHU Short Corridor Collective and the Representatives Body. The text of the Agreement stands strong, and we encourage you all to spread the word and keep to it. It […]
Here’s a talk between Negro and host Diane Solomon about writing and e-waste. The show was Meeting of the Ways on KKUP 91.5 FM Cupertino, 31 July 2016 at 5pm. Make sure to visit ban.org to see about getting your e-waste actually recycled and not just outsourced to the third world!
You may have heard about the march on Sacramento by the Traditionalist Workers’ Party last weekend that went awry and degenerated (to use one of the Party’s favorite words) into violence when Sacramento Antifa showed up and confronted the marchers. The problem with stupid people is that they think everyone else is as dumb as them. This Party should not fool anyone else with their “traditional” antics.
Having reviewed the hayfork-wielding Party’s website and read its shoddy, uneducated slogans, we feel compelled, as a public service, to bust down their phraseology and reveal the Party’s sources of inspiration. All you dumbass Americans’ problem is that you don’t respect history and barely know how to read; really you deserve to get exterminated by fascists like Trump or the Traditionalists, because you’re too voluntarily stupid to run a real society. But that’s just me.
Anyhow, since you probably haven’t bothered to research fascism, here is a brief glossary connecting the Party’s website to fascists of the past and present.
Here are the easy ones:
Anti-Christian Degeneracy: people who aren’t white and Christian. In a specifically contemporary context, Muslim people. More importantly, “degenerate” (entartet) is a Hitler word adopted often by neonazis and also the KKK.
Faith, Family and Folk: any American who uses the word Folk and is not referring to Gordon Lightfoot, one’s own family, or a music festival, is likely using the Hitler word Volk. Yeah, like Volkswagen, you nazi American commuter!
Traditional Families and Entitlement System: Used in the same paragraph! Here the white supremacist, nazi underpinnings of even the Republican party are visible here. They use the same traditional families line that Hitler and countless fascists used, here with the American spin of gutting the social safety net so that non-whites (who belong in separate but equal ghettos according to the Party) will be sacked for resources and then denied any help when their families are unstable. This is a little distinct from Hitler, who talked of “making shared sacrifices” and tried to unite the German Volk in word without mention of the others.
Here are some trickier ones:
” 1.1 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Communities and local governments are to be empowered to express their religious traditions and celebrate their heritage … ‘Separation of Church and State’ as currently practiced forces a de facto state religion of degenerate secularism on everybody. “
The reader may think that this is contradictory to hating Muslims above. Understand: this is one of those for-us-only things where they make it sound like they want freedom for everyone, when anyone who looks will see that they mean religious freedom for everyone when white Christians are already on top and can direct and control the whole situation, like Christianity did more or less until the 1990s.
Read it again: here and elsewhere they bitch about the separation of church and state. That means a Christian fascist state is the context in question. When you read this stuff you have to think about domination at all times.
3.5 TRADE REFORM Trade relationships are to be renegotiated to protect America’s working families instead of multinational corporations … economic advantages aren’t trickling down to the working families whose jobs are lost to outsourcing.
3.6 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY The Traditionalist Worker Party stands for environmental conservation. We stand for sensible environmental regulations which balance the need for job growth with our stewardship obligation…
Had to put these two in to show the Libertarian bent. It sounds like someone was talking like a Republican and then sort of changed their mind midsentence, right? That’s called Libertarian talk. A lot of that economic protectionism, celebration of the Land while also stripmining it, goes back to Hitler’s land management thing, the Landjahr for the Hitler Youth, etc. So now you have proof positive that your white friends who are too edgy for Republicanism (or who are Californians) and claim Libertarian are actually neonazis. You probably already knew that, though. Also, notice that “environmental policy” is based strictly on the ability to exploit, not to rehabilitate or preserve, the land’s life systems.
Finally, come on. “Workers Party” ? What, are you an industrial union from 1880? Refer to the NSDAP, the National Socialist German WORKERS PARTY, or the Nazis for those of you too thick to make the connection. The neonazism is right there in the name of the organization!
So there you have it. There are useful things about this reading, like recalling that Christianity and capitalism are inherently fascist (Islam and Judaism are too, but thst’s another blog post), and will always give rise to fascist movements.
It’s very important that we be able to defend ourselves from bullshit with history and information! Remember, if you’re ever not sure what an American is saying about the country and you don’t have a semantician or historian handy, just ask any Native American, and s/he can set you straight.
Please comment below if you need more examples and we will do some more. Find your local Traditionalist cell, infiltrate it, and humiliate those dipshits in public!