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Re: “UPDATE: On rumors of a plan to make it a sex crime to use wrong restroom.

Is Fascism really coming to this "red" state of Arkansas, thanks to Republicans. Is this "red" state of Arkansas really going to be run like a little dictatorship? Are the Republicans REALLY going to be Fascist enough to pass the bathroom bill, which is OBVIOUSLY meant to only be a tool to be used for scapegoating others? Well, gays and lesbians can really legally get married now, and they know it is against the law to keep attacking them, so who's left for them to discriminate against? NOW they have decided that the Transgender community is the next scapegoat. Is that it? Has full-blown Fascism hit the "red" state of Arkansas? Looks like, yes. Just these 3 points from the "Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism" say yes. All those so-called "patriots" if they are still alive, who fought against Hitler and Mussolini in World War II, are now acting just like the same dictators they fought against. Maybe it is the so-called "patriotic" children of those WWII Veterans who are acting like those Fascist dictators. No matter, consider the following. Here are 3 points that DEFINITELY say that these Bathroom Bills are characteristics of Fascism :

"3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc."

>> Yeah, the willfully-ignorant xenophobic Republicans in Arkansas have definitely been whipped into a frenzy. So now the Republicans in Arkansas falsely think that the Transgender Community is a common threat or foe. They can't get away with brazen abuse of Gays and Lesbians anymore, so now they are picking on Transgender people. Yeah, pushing the Bathroom Bills is fascism in the making.

"5. Rampant Sexism - The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution."

>>>>Point 5 says "Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed", just throw in Transgender people too. Yeah, Pushing the Bathroom Bills is fascism in the making.
 
"12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment - Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations."

>>>>>Especially notice "The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. " So the Fascist Republicans now want to throw people in jail who don't identify with the sex on their birth certificate and go to the bathroom that the paranoid, willfully-ignorant Republicans don't approve of? Is there now going to be a cop in every bathroom when one has to go? Yeah, Pushing the Bathroom Bills is fascism in the making.

Republicans have totally lost it. They don't even care that they are discriminating against those in their very own families. They act like they are all "patriotic" and stuff, and yet here they are brazenly supporting Fascism. And by the way, if one looks at all the other 14 defining characteristics of Fascism, they do that too.


From Fourteen Defining Characteristics of Fascism by Dr. Lawrence Britt, Source Free Inquiry.co 5-28-3

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Posted by Seabird on 05/19/2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Who's behind "The State of Arkansas" fan page?

THIS is what the censors do NOT want regular hard-working people of this nation to know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. :

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally named Michael King, his father soon changed both their names to Martin Luther to honor the German priest and theologist Martin Luther.

He opposed the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war took money and resources that could have been spent on social welfare services and the War on Poverty. In his most public 1967 statement "Beyond Vietnam" he said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death". He accused the United States of killing a million Vietnamese, mostly children.

King is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. He fought for the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods, following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism. In 1959 he visited Gandhi's India birthplace with assistance from the Quaker group and the American Friends Service Committee, a trip that profoundly affected him, deepening his understanding of non-violent resistance and his commitment to America's struggle for civil rights.He was also influenced by Howard Thurman who counseled him to dedicate himself to the principles of nonviolence. King was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism.

He is best known as a leader in the African American civil rights movement. In his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail" he wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." His 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech was a defining moment and facilitated passage of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1964 he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was ruthlessly assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Coretta Scott King established the King Center in 1968 to honor her husband. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

"The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality."--Martin Luther King, Jr.


Source: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberat… "Beyond Vietnam"


War bad. Peace good. Violence bad. Non-violence good.

Posted by Seabird on 01/19/2011 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Cheney speaks

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally named Michael King, his father soon changed both their names to Martin Luther to honor the German priest and theologist Martin Luther.

He opposed the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war took money and resources that could have been spent on social welfare services and the War on Poverty. In his most public 1967 statement "Beyond Vietnam" he said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death". He accused the United States of killing a million Vietnamese, mostly children.

King is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. He fought for the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods, following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism. In 1959 he visited Gandhi's India birthplace with assistance from the Quaker group and the American Friends Service Committee, a trip that profoundly affected him, deepening his understanding of non-violent resistance and his commitment to America's struggle for civil rights.He was also influenced by Howard Thurman who counseled him to dedicate himself to the principles of nonviolence. King was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism.

He is best known as a leader in the African American civil rights movement. In his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail" he wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." His 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech was a defining moment and facilitated passage of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1964 he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was ruthlessly assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Coretta Scott King established the King Center in 1968 to honor her husband. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

"The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality."--Martin Luther King, Jr.


Source: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberat… "Beyond Vietnam" (Liberation Curriculum)

Posted by Seabird on 01/18/2011 at 7:04 AM

Re: “State Facebook page touts "Robert E. Lee Day"

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally named Michael King, his father soon changed both their names to Martin Luther to honor the German priest and theologist Martin Luther.

He opposed the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war took money and resources that could have been spent on social welfare services and the War on Poverty. In his most public 1967 statement "Beyond Vietnam" he said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death". He accused the United States of killing a million Vietnamese, mostly children.

King is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. He fought for the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods, following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism. In 1959 he visited Gandhi's India birthplace with assistance from the Quaker group and the American Friends Service Committee, a trip that profoundly affected him, deepening his understanding of non-violent resistance and his commitment to America's struggle for civil rights.He was also influenced by Howard Thurman who counseled him to dedicate himself to the principles of nonviolence. King was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism.

He is best known as a leader in the African American civil rights movement. In his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail" he wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." His 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech was a defining moment and facilitated passage of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1964 he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was ruthlessly assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Coretta Scott King established the King Center in 1968 to honor her husband. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

"The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality."--Martin Luther King, Jr.


Source: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberat… "Beyond Vietnam" (Liberation Curriculum)

Through nonviolent conflict resolution, May Peace Prevail on Earth.

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Posted by Seabird on 01/18/2011 at 6:17 AM

Re: “NOT remembering Dr. King

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally named Michael King, his father soon changed both their names to Martin Luther to honor the German priest and theologist Martin Luther.
He opposed the Vietnam War on the grounds that the war took money and resources that could have been spent on social welfare services and the War on Poverty. In his most public 1967 statement "Beyond Vietnam" he said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death". He accused the United States of killing a million Vietnamese, mostly children.
King is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. He fought for the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world using nonviolent methods, following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. He was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism. In 1959 he visited Gandhi's India birthplace with assistance from the Quaker group and the American Friends Service Committee, a trip that profoundly affected him, deepening his understanding of non-violent resistance and his commitment to America's struggle for civil rights.He was also influenced by Howard Thurman who counseled him to dedicate himself to the principles of nonviolence. King was inspired by Gandhi's success with nonviolent activism.
He is best known as a leader in the African American civil rights movement. In his 1963 "Letter from Birmingham Jail" he wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." His 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech was a defining moment and facilitated passage of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1964 he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was ruthlessly assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Coretta Scott King established the King Center in 1968 to honor her husband. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

"The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality."--Martin Luther King, Jr.


Source: http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/liberat… "Beyond Vietnam" (Liberation Curriculum)
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Peace quotes : http://www.indianchild.com/Peace_Quotation…
Further reading:
Martin Luther King Online : http://www.mlkonline.net/
The King Center : http://thekingcenter.org/
The King Center : http://thekingcenter.org/Default.aspx

Through nonviolent conflict resolution, May Peace Prevail on Earth.

Posted by Seabird on 01/18/2011 at 6:14 AM

Re: “Saturday line

President Obama needs to face the fact that the Republicans and Teabaggers are mean greedy conscienceless snakes. Snakes who will do nothing but bite, even if you help them.

The not-so-rich Teabaggers are in for a rude awakening. Someone on C-SPAN said today that what the Re-thugs will do to their loyal dumbed-down Teabagging sheeple: "If they are not rich, they will be ditched." That caller is correct.

President Obama needs to stand up to the war profiteers, corporate felons, environmental criminals (gas,oil, and coal companies), the banksters, BigPharma, the FOX propaganda machine. Aren't they all the same people? When he was running for president, he was the voice of so many good and hard-working people. It was so great when he fought for Health Care reform. But why was the singlepayer idea immediately killed? Why does he keep giving away his power to the Re-thugs? The olive branches don't work, they have been met with clenched fists. He should face that fact and stand up to the Re-thug bullies. It is a really hard thing to do, but the only way to make ruthless conscienceless bullies stop, is to stand up to them. If he does not stand up to them, they will only get meaner and more ruthless.

The Re-thugs REALLY and truly think they are superior to any one who is not male, white, and obscenely rich. Their mean sick racist mommies and daddies told them so, their whole entire lives. They ENJOY making others suffer, at least it seems that way.

It feels that the Re-thugs have really and truly declared war on the real and hardworking people of this once was a great nation. President Obama needs to remember that even though there are a lot of Re-thugs in Congress now, that most of them got there by cheating, with the corporate felon blood money. There are still way more real Americans than rich out-of-touch Re-thugs. President Obama still has the bully pulpit, and he still has veto power. We real hard-working, and out of work people were counting on President Obama to be our voice. I hope he finds that voice again, that is my ONLY hope. Just think, if the Re-thugs had spent a fraction of what they spent on stealing 2010 elections, with the help of the propaganda machine, think how that money could have been used to help others. Helping others is a foreign concept to the conscienceless ones.

Lack of jobs is just a precursor to what the Re-thugs have in store for us. And stop calling it a recession, it is a depression. NAFTA was the one of the first things that started this mess. Next came the wars. And the latest, stopping the unemployment checks, while the Re-thugs just get richer and richer, is the meanest thing going down now.

I don't want the USA to be an imperialist country promoting perpetual wars, and putting everyone in prison. I don't want the only thing our nation manufactures is wars, weapons, violence, and prisons. I cannot shake the feeling that we are headed that way.The President and Democratic party need to stop the vicious cycle of war and violence. The Re-thugs resist that every step of the way, because they profit from real people's suffering. It is wrong that so much of OUR tax money is being spent on THEIR wars. Wrong. War bad. Peace good.

I keep thinking of the movie Dr. Zhivago - not the love story part, but the wars and suffering of the people. I keep thinking about when they were on that train and about the angry prisoner man forced to shovel crap from the boxcar, and what he was saying. I now kind of feel like that prisoner. Will America soon be facing what those people suffering on that cold train faced?

Stalin would really be calling the Teabaggers "useful idiots". The T in Tea Party stands for Tyrant.

I am trying to decide if President Obama is REALLY for hard-working real Americans, or is he going to support the mean people? Time will tell.

He has a really hard job, I know I couldn't do it. He just has to stop giving in to the ones who will only hurt us. The Re-thugs don't "compromise", they just take and take. Then they take some more.

Posted by Seabird on 12/05/2010 at 2:26 PM

Re: “How the Republicans won

It does not matter that Plantation Blanche is gone. She voted blood-red Re-thug the whole time anyway. She is a Bushite anyway, she should have just run on the RE-thug ticket. It is good that the blue whore-dog is gone, but John the Boozerman is even more evil. Get ready, dumbed-down female blood-red rednecks, you will be nothing more than baby-making machines from now on. (They need more white babies to supply their KKK and Neo-nazi clubs.) The mean blood-red racist Re-thugs think women, children, and anyone not having white skin should be their slaves. That "abstinence only" crap that John the Boozerman promotes will make slaves out of the next generation of girls. And if they get raped by their own blood-red racist republican daddies (which happens in this dumbed-down redneck state) they will be FORCED to have that bastard child. More unwanted, un-nurtured, unloved mean angry bastards in the world, thugs like that.

So they're taking America back. Yeah taking it back alright, back to the Antebellum south, then the Dark Ages, next to the Cave man days. THAT is what the dumbed-down ignorant racist tea party fools have done, hope those dumbed-down blood-red Re-thug white women enjoy being slaves. That's next. It is called CUTTING OFF YOUR OWN NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE, that's what they did when they voted for the blood-red racist Re-thugs. I know the ignorant blood-red fools fantasized that they would look like that Sarah Palin criminal, but they are only going to be fat and pregnant slaves the rest of their lives. And don't get too attached to the children they will be FORCED to bear, they will be sent to the perpetual wars. And since the mean blood-red racist Re-thugs are hell-bent on outsourcing all the jobs, the whole nation will CONTINUE to suffer. The poor dumbed-down rednecks, who don't even have a pot to piss in, fantasized that the Re-thugs were going to help them get rich are in for a RUDE awakening. Get ready for deeper poverty, that is what's next. The Re-thugs, Teabaggers and FOX news won't be paying YOUR bills.

That racist Rand Paul sends chills up my spine, especially the way he had his supporters stomp on that lady, and gave her a concussion and multiple sprains. I guess they will be promoting more abuse of women, even MORE racism, more destruction of our air, water, and food supply with their pollution, and only God knows what other hell they will cause. Rand Paul looks like he stepped straight out of the Nazi Party. Of all the conscienceless racist Re-thugs, he creeps me out the most, I guess SOMEONE had to replace the evil Sick Dick Cheney. Should have imprisoned Cheney, Bush, Rumsfield, Rove, and the rest for torture, crimes against humanity, starting illegal wars, and more. Now they run rampant, free to spread even more misery, and buy judges and elections. They are mean and sick people. The quest to dumb-down those teabagger fools with the FOX propaganda machine worked. Hope the dumbed-down ignorant fools are happy. That won't last, reality will hit soon.

And to the ignorant dumbed-down blood-red racist neo-nazi Re-thugs: get ready for non-stop perpetual war, forever and ever. If you blood-red racist neo-nazi Re-thugs have children or grandchildren, you should know that you have destroyed their lives too. Their whole entire lives will be dominated by the war horror. But you are so sick and twisted you probably think that will be good.

Will that Michael Steele person, head of the Re-thug party, EVER figure out that he is nothing more than a TOKEN? He is a betrayal to his own race, the Re-thugs are racists, and will ALWAYS be. They love to say the N word.

Thanks, dumbed-down ignorant racist rednecks, for the misery that is yet to come. Karma will be a bitch. Get ready for the Dark Ages.

Posted by Seabird on 11/04/2010 at 10:49 PM

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