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Friday, December 4, 2009

Is the anti-war movement racist?


Don't get me wrong, I love the peace movement. I especially like the upcoming End US Wars rally in Washington, DC December 12th: http://www.enduswars.org/ .

But a lot of the white, middle-class people in the peace movement have a great big blind spot.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man describes a black man who is socially invisible in the white world. Splitting-the-Sky, the native American peace-and-justice warrior who is putting George Bush on trial in an act of civil resistance, seems to be equally invisible to much of the white, middle-class peace movement.

This guy should be getting the kind of publicity Cindy Sheehan got when she dogged Bush for murdering her son. But maybe because he's Native American, Splitting-the-Sky gets disinvited from mainstream peace rallies, even though he's just about the fieriest rabble-rousing speaker since Malcolm X.

Maybe Splitting-the Sky is too much of a revolutionary (he's been in armed conflict with the authorities more than once). Maybe he's too frank, too fearless, too in-your-face honest. Maybe he's just too real. Reality scares a lot of white middle-class people...especially the reality of 9/11, which Splitting-the-Sky exposes so eloquently and mercilessly.

Many unconscious racists on the liberal/left side of the political spectrum politely avert their eyes when informed by a non-white that 9/11 was an inside job. (Interesting how most African-Americans were suspicious from the get-go, while most whites fell for the official myth.)

Three-quarters of the world's Muslims, and 97% of the people in Pakistan (where al-Qaeda is supposedly hiding) say flat-out that al-Qaeda didn't do 9/11. When I point this out to white middle-class people, they just shrug, scoff, brush it off, or belittle the point. Their attitude is obvious: "Who cares what Muslims think?" The corollary: "They're just brown-skinned people, inferior beings, whose thoughts are of no consequence."

Wait a minute! This escalating war is supposedly targeting al-Qaeda, the alleged perpetrators of 9/11, who are supposedly in Pakistan. Those brown-skinned "inferior beings" in Pakistan are able to build their own nuclear weapons, so they can't be all THAT dumb. And yet the fact that 97% of them say al-Qaeda--a group they know much better than we do--didn't do 9/11, somehow doesn't matter?

If Western whites viewed the world's Muslims as equals, rather than brown-skinned inferiors, they would respond to that vast Muslim majority that says al-Qaeda didn't do 9/11 by demanding an immediate, comprehensive, exhaustive, fully funded investigation of 9/11 focusing on the possibility of official complicity.

Instead, Western whites have covered their ears and eyes, sung "la-la-la," and murdered more than a million Muslims.

It doesn't get any more racist than that.

13 comments:

  1. First, Anonymous doesn't have the balls to put down their real name. Second, on just saying "bullshit" - we might appreciate the brevity of this comment, but I urge you to develop your argument and utilize some sentence structure. Better to keep your mouth shut and have folks just think you are a moron, rather than open it and remove all doubt.

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  2. Great piece for peace Kevin. STS is indeed a valued member of our Truth Movement, and I have no problem going to bat for him (as I have done) against those who shun or attack him. The other thing is: Even Cindy Sheehan has been shunned (persona non grata) by the so called Anti war left who mindlessly support their lying puppet messiah, who btw - sounded way too much like Bush in his Afghan war speech. We now know that Clinton, McCain and cousin Barry O read from the same script.

    Anti War activism begins and ends with the issue of False Flag Terror. Let every voice be loud, lifted, and heard! THX.

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  3. Kevin, America is by far the most hated country in the world, and for good reason.

    The NWO Government and public school education and hi-jacked universities has rendered the population of the US as the most disgusting, shallow, evil, dishonest, lazy, remorseless, fraudulent, arrogant, and useless as any collection of people in the face of the earth.

    Americans deserve all that they are getting. The end of the republic as we know it.

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  4. It's spooky how far the misdirection and misinformation has taken the American psyche! Complacency is the soporific that keeps white people in their hypnotized somnambulance. They will be jolted to full alert in short order by a rude slap in the face of a deteroriating economy. The Bush crime family, Cheney, Rumsfeld, the neocons, all have so much caked on slime from the dirty deeds they've committed that Splitting the Sky, Cindy Sheehan and anyone else look like saints by comparison. The white middle class still hasn't gotten it how bad this government is in reality. It's the case just as long as there are open shopping centers the white middle class will remain dreaming. It's when they pull up to ghost malls that Gerald Celente predicts, will be when the tide turns. We should refer to it as the ghost mall index of American discontent. And, it will take discontent to spur the somnambulant to a fuller awareness of the world around them. It will happen!

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  5. Great comments by the well-known Jack B. and the lesser-known but very prolific Anonymous! Amen to all that.

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  6. And Xnihilator too -- you guys are on a roll!

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  7. i'd like you to post the source for your 97% of pakistanis think 'al qaeda didn't do 9/11' statement .
    you never posted your source last time i questioned it ,[when you announced on fb that the 'jews controlled the US media ' but this time i think would be even more appropriate [my spelling is appalling i know .. but as i've said to you before i left school at 15 ...lol]
    particuarly when the spirit of your article was anti racist .
    i'm sure you wouldn't want to appear to be speaking for the many millions of pakistanis as a white American ,without having done your academic homework !!
    could you do me a favor kevin and ,in future ,post the sources that you use in your blogs .
    it is after all standard academic practise or is it just your opinion that 97% of pakistanis agree with you .
    i have several pakistani friends that may have a small problem with your statement .
    one of whom , that i spoke to earlier today , had never heard of your 9/11 conspiracy theories .. he's a journalist , a short distance from where 36 people ,many of them as you know children, were murdered by the 'taliban ' at friday prayers today .
    i presume of course that you are following events in pakistan .
    regards from chicago
    david

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  8. Hi David,
    You sound like a reasonably sharp guy, but you must have left school before they taught you about "links." (Don't worry, nobody taught me about them in school either -- I'm from the Pewaukee High School class of 1976!) Anyway, a "link" is an embedded html code in an on-line text that allows you to click on it and be taken to another website. Knowing that, go back to my article. See where it says "say flat-out that al-Qaeda didn't do 9/11" in bright green? Click on that. It will take you to a World Public Opinion survey that is the source for that statement.

    Also, the 'Taliban' that murders children at Friday prayers is more likely to be Blackwater.
    http://www.prisonplanet.com/taliban-blackwater-to-blame-for-pakistan-attacks.html

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  9. Cynthia McKinney on Splitting-the-Sky:
    http://www.mtl911truth.org/?p=2832

    Controversial 9/11 truth activist to speak in Montreal tonight
    Source: http://www.canada.com/news/Controversial%20truth%20activist%20speak%20Montreal%20tonight/2307763/story.html
    MONTREAL – A public presentation hosted by a local advocacy group Saturday evening will focus on former U.S. president George W. Bush and former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney in connection with the events of Sept. 11, 2001...

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  10. Wayne Prante writes:

    Hi Kevin,

    that wasn't my suggest. It was someone named Noel in the UK.

    I personally do not think "using the race card" is such a good idea as it could backfire and alienate some who are already totally on board with STS, who are primarily white and not exactly affluent elite types either, and many of whom are probably as sick and tired of political correctness. We see that going on with criticism of Obama (who is just as bad as Bush).

    The case of STS stands on it's own merit. It is right vs wrong, and it should not matter who took this matter into their own hands, nor the colour of their skin. It was a matter of conscience for STS with which many people of all races, creeds and colours are in total agreement with and fully support, and which others will easily support, once they are aware of it. It was a selfless and well principled act and I do not wish to denigrate, it any way, shape or form, which I think "the race card" will do.

    Also, Cynthia McKinney has been supportive from the start, and a lot of "white people" love and support her, and I think she will influence many more to support STS.

    Keep it simple, keep it honest.

    When people here STS in his own words, it resonates, it cuts to the core of their being, knocks them on their asses, and then brings them to their feet.

    You should have heard his talk in Nanaimo last weekend and saw the reaction of the people there. He was so hot I thought the sprinkler system was going to go off, and he finished to a long, much deserved, standing ovation - for he had touched them all with TRUTH ! ...and he awakened in them their sense of justice.

    Wait til THAT one comes out on video! He will floor you.

    I pray his delivery is as good tomorrow night in Montreal and just wish I could be there to experience it.

    My 2 cents.

    Wayne


    My reply:

    Thanks for your thoughts here, Wayne.

    Noel Glynn is a leader of the UK truth movement -- I think he's "acting secretary" of UK 9/11 truth.

    I agree that STS and people very close to him shouldn't harp on the racism issue. But if someone like me does, I don't see how that hurts anything.

    My article, like the STS case, stands on its merits. It suggests that it's those white people who can't handle 9/11 truth -- not those who like Cynthia McKinney -- who are the (unconscious) racists. And it suggests that this unconscious racism involves rejecting prior to investigation the "radical" and "conspiratorial" worldviews of various people of color. One thing I didn't say, but should have, is that Obama is the ideal "Oreo" candidate for this kind of liberal unconscious racist. That's why the essentially all-white CFR/Bilderberger/Trilateralist crowd gave him the job.

    Kevin

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  11. I had never heard of him until coming across this article. Glad you brought him up. I don't like to go looking under rocks for racism personally, but I'm always glad to hear about an under-published or under-appreciated activist.

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