Posts Tagged ‘racism’

Is National Liberation Good?

December 11, 2017

Is nationalism good or bad? If imperialism is bad, then nationalism is good, right? The short answer is that two wrongs don’t make a right, but, I hear you ask, what about First* Nations in the Americas and other oppressed people?

The guiding principle for deciding whether nationalism is good or bad is the same as in many other cases, so let’s compare.

Resistance to racism doesn’t mean the promotion of a race other than the ruling one. Black lives matter is the idea that black people should be considered equals, that they too matter as much as everyone else. This is a response to unequal living conditions and not the idea that black people are better than others and that therefore black lives should matter more than others. (more…)


Quote of the Day: Putin is “The Good Hitler”

April 6, 2014

“The fact is that while Hitler was gathering German lands he united Germany, Austria, the Sudetenland, and Memel without a single drop of blood. If Hitler stopped at that, he would be remembered in his country’s history as a politician of the highest order.”

from a Russian newspaper article April 3rd by Andranik Migranyan, head of the New York office of the “Institute for Democracy and Cooperation,” an NGO set up under President Vladimir Putin in 2007 to monitor human rights in Western countries.

Are you White, Red, Yellow or Black?

January 29, 2012

1. is 40% saturated, 50% red, 29% green and 20% blue.

2. is 47% saturated, 92% red, 82% green, 75% blue.

1. and 2. are both shades of brown.

“Brown colors are dark or muted shades of reds, oranges, and yellows on the RGB and CMYK color schemes. In practice, browns are created by mixing two complementary colors from the RYB color scheme (combining all three primary colors). In theory, such combinations should produce black, but produce brown because most commercially-available blue pigments tend to be comparatively weaker; the stronger red and yellow colors prevail”

Now… I know that if you walk into a completely dark room after having been in bright sunshine a while, the blackness is a bit blue, presumably because the sun is a bit red/yellow. Though, the sun it is pretty close to pure white, much closer to white than any human’s skin at least.  This means we’re all the same colour as the sun, only different shades.

How to Defeat a Racist in 1 Minute?

September 19, 2011

Tell the racist:

To create some of the atoms a human being is made of a star has to explode as a supernova.

The human body consists of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms.

All life (bacteria, plants, animals) of Earth are built with only 1 molecule, DNA.

Earth life is unique in the Universe, which is 1,400,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 km wide.

My Debate with a White Supremacist

January 1, 2011

“The Freedom of association is necessary for our race’s interests. The supreme court have sidestepped the true intentions of our founders by interpreting the provisions in the first amendment in a way that renders them ineffective. Thus, it is logical to draft new legislation that explicitly grants the freedom of association for all. What do you think is a “necessary” course of action?”

“Our race’s interest” What world do you live in? I don’t agree with (more…)

Once You Go Obama, You Never Go Back

July 31, 2009

Obama called a cop stupid and bang, everybody ignores well-fare. In Sweden most people know that it is desirable to be able to offer all humans the health-care they need, even though we fall short of this goal in practice. In the States, it’s not even obvious that this should be the goal. Instead this idea is questioned.

“What?! The rich have to pay for the poor?”

We’re all monkeys and yet some monkeys think they are different from other monkeys. How can we rationalize inequality; national, global, or personal?

The President of the United States of America is a black male named Barack Hussein Obama. Before him, there were 44 white males. Assuming the term of service stays 4 years and Americans keep voting for black people as president consistently for the next 170 years, a racial equilibrium will finally be reached. Of course, then another 170 years of Indian rule would be needed, followed by 170 years of Asian ruling, then Aborigines and so on.

Once the racial equilibrium has been reached and white supremacy is only an item for the history books, it would only take another 1000 years to balance out the patriarchy of the States with 250 female presidents in a row. And then another 2000 years of presidents who are either bi, gay or any other sexual orientation apart from heterosexual. Then of course we’d have to have a few millenia of Muslim rule, Buddhists, then Hindus and so on. We can look forward to a wonderful world of open-mindedness and acceptance in the year 16074 A.D, when the United States of America will have ceased to exist a long time ago.

Or, we could put the past behind us and realize that all these attributes – religion, sexuality, skin-colour, gender, height, language, bra size or any mutation or opinion – are irrelevant to all things indirectly related to them. A person who is Christian is not for or against abortion. A person who is 140 centimeters tall might be the president of the Philippines. A person who wears a hat is not necessarily a philanthropist. A Muslim is not necessarily a fantasy novel publisher. An Eskimo is not necessarily your mother. A two-year-old boy is not necessarily in love with a toy tractor. One monkey once ate a banana.

Whatever the topic, job, situation, event or action, the mutant attributes of a human being that makes them unique in comparison to other human beings exist equally in all human beings. Everybody has a skin-colour, even albinos, everybody has sexuality, even asexuals, everybody has a belief, even atheists, everybody has height, everybody has weight, everybody is a bunch of atoms; more specifically a multicellular composition of DNA made from 4 nucleic acids; guanine, adenine, thymine and cytosine – just like plants.

And just like a plant, every individual, unique DNA-cell complex lives for a short while and then dies.