+- +-

+-User

Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
 
 
 
Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Members
Total Members: 42
Latest: eranda
New This Month: 0
New This Week: 0
New Today: 0
Stats
Total Posts: 9543
Total Topics: 234
Most Online Today: 3
Most Online Ever: 52
(November 29, 2017, 04:04:44 am)
Users Online
Members: 0
Guests: 0
Total: 0

Author Topic: Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden  (Read 5682 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

AGelbert

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9348
  • Location: Colchester, Vermont
    • View Profile
    • Agelbert Truth AND Consequences
Re: Mechanisms of Prejudice: Hidden and Not Hidden
« Reply #270 on: February 27, 2018, 04:02:55 pm »
FEB 25, 2018 TD ORIGINALS

Guns and Liberty

Quote
Gun ownership in the United States, largely criminalized for poor people of color, is a potent tool of oppression. It does not protect us from tyranny. It is an instrument of tyranny.


By Chris Hedges 

SNIPPET 1:

American violence 🦀 has always been primarily vigilante 🐉🦕🦖 violence. It is a product of the colonial militias; the U.S. Army, which carried out campaigns of genocide against Native Americans; slave patrols; hired mercenaries and gunslingers; the Pinkerton and Baldwin-Felts detective agencies; gangs of strikebreakers; the Iron and Coal Police; company militias; the American Legion veterans of World War I who attacked union agitators; the White Citizens’ Council; the White League, the Knights of the White Camellia; and the Ku Klux Klan, which controlled some states. These vigilante groups carried out atrocities, mostly against people of color and radicals, within our borders that later characterized our savage subjugation of the Philippines, interventions in Latin America, the wars in Korea and Vietnam and our current debacles in the Middle East. Gen. Jacob H. Smith summed up American attitudes about wholesale violence in the Philippines when he ordered his troops to turn the island of Samar, defended by Filipino insurgents, into “a howling wilderness.”

Mass culture and most historians do not acknowledge the patterns of violence that have played out over and over since the founding of the nation. This historical amnesia blinds us to the endemic violence that defines our culture and is encoded in our national myth. As historian Richard Slotkin writes in “Regeneration Through Violence: The Mythology of the American Frontier 1600-1860,” the first of his three magisterial works on violence in American society, our Jacksonian form of democracy was defined by “the western man-on-the-make, the speculator, and the wildcat banker; [in a time] when racist irrationalism and a falsely conceived economics prolonged and intensified slavery in the teeth of American democratic idealism; and when men like Davy Crockett became national heroes by defining national aspirations in terms of so many bears destroyed, so much land preempted, so many trees hacked down, so many Indians and Mexicans dead in the dust.”



SNIPPET 2:

The Second Amendment, as Dunbar-Ortiz 🕊 makes clear in her book, was never about protecting individual freedom. It was about codifying white vigilante violence into law  .

“The elephant in the room in these debates has long been what the armed militias of the Second Amendment were to be used for,” Dunbar-Ortiz writes. “The kind of militias and gun rights of the Second Amendment had long existed in the colonies and were expected to continue fulfilling two primary roles in the United States: destroying Native communities in the armed march to possess the continent, and brutally subjugating the enslaved African population. …”

Full article:

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/guns-and-liberty/
Leges         Sine    Moribus     Vanae   
Faith,
if it has not works, is dead, being alone.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
294 Views
Last post August 15, 2014, 01:57:09 pm
by AGelbert

+-Recent Topics

Pollution by AGelbert
Today at 10:23:40 pm

Member Interesting, Hair Raising, Humorous or Otherwise Unusual Experiences by AGelbert
Today at 09:48:30 pm

Nuclear Insecurity Today by AGelbert
Today at 08:55:38 pm

War Provocations and Peace Actions by AGelbert
Today at 08:43:03 pm

Global Warming is WITH US by AGelbert
Today at 03:03:19 pm

Money by AGelbert
Today at 02:04:40 pm

Fossil Fuel Propaganda Modus Operandi by AGelbert
May 24, 2018, 08:16:39 pm

The Big Picture of Renewable Energy Growth by AGelbert
May 24, 2018, 07:54:25 pm

Fossil Fuel Profits Getting Eaten Alive by Renewable Energy! by AGelbert
May 24, 2018, 07:30:05 pm

Wind Power by AGelbert
May 24, 2018, 07:01:57 pm

Free Web Hit Counter By CSS HTML Tutorial