The systemic racism of Western Civilization originated in Europe. The overwhelming firepower available to European-based empires quickly destroyed every indigenous culture in their path. Genocide provided safe homesteads where colonists from Europe could expand with ease. Plunder provided instant wealth for the respective imperialists and opened up “trade routes.” The proceeds permitted well-funded military forces to police the “newly discovered” land. The realms of influence established new borders, new names, and the “gift” of Western Civilization.
Human resources (Blacks) loaded into cargo ships arrived in North America along circular “trade routes” along the Atlantic Ocean. The human resources did not emigrate from Africa, they were summarily chopped off from their homelands to permit ambition and self-whiteousness to quickly transform the “new nations” to quickly leap from an agrarian to an industrial society. The indigenous populations lost everything to the Europeans, including vast populations who stood in their. The people stolen from Africa became the most despised and the most marginalized. Their progeny are American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS). Racism is a white-supremacist product of white-supremacist arrogance. Do not conflate Black immigrants from established homelands in Africa, those immigrants were never enslaved. That distinction matters 401 years (and counting) later. Today. It is headquartered in the Oval Office.
Reverse Racism is a conspiracy theory as specious as Q-anon.
Who claims that racism no longer exists in the US?
Who could simply insist that racism no longer exists? Is such arrogance conceivable? Yes, it is. Last week, I listened to an interview with racist R.R. Reno, author of Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West Reno would have you believe that racism is a thing of the past, that Fascism disappeared in 1945, that nationalism is passé. R.R. is an über conservative Catholic convert from Episcopalianism who effected transition to a more diverse flock by moving from a church with a 3% Black congregation to a church with 4% Black representation. Mr. Reno is charmed by the strong man in the Oval Office and is a staunch opponent of nonexistent foes labeled Antifa (anti-fascist). Presumably, the antonym is profa.
Today, anti-racism, like anti-fascism, anti-homophobia, and other crusades against bigotry and exclusion, is first and foremost an instrument of attack and assassination that serves the interests of liberal power.R.R. Reno, Anti-Bigotry and Liberal Power
Right-wing Catholic media offer no quarter to any left-wing voices. They believe that their institution is suffering under something called White (bloodless) Persecution that threatens to morph into Red (bloody) Persecution. Have they noticed that 5 of the 9 SCOTUS justices are Catholic? Do they know that Attorney General William Barr is Catholic? Methinks they doth protest too much. They spent 8 years decrying the worst POTUS ever: number 44. Yes, the evil guy who would condemn the Little Sisters of the Poor to the enablement of contraceptors.
Pope Francis is widely condemned as a tool of Marxist ideologues in Latin and South America. The anti-antifa proclaim that the US is exceptionally free of imperial ambition, that the benevolent goal is bringing “American Democracy” to every independent country south of the Rio Grande, that puppets are not installed and controlled by American corporations who work in tight collaboration with the government (isn’t that the definition of fascism?). No, we bring peace with hegemony to our friends in Central and South America who need a big brother. Fascism is long dead, doncha know? Never forget September 11, 1973.
Nixon and Kissinger had their way on September 11, 1973, as the democratically elected Allende was overthrown in a CIA-backed military coup. After Allende’s death, thousands of socialists, communists, and labor activists were murdered by General Augusto Pinochet’s regime, which soon became a testing ground for neoliberal shock therapy. Yet before it became a grim example of elites’ willingness to trash democracy, Allende’s experiment was itself a beacon for the international left.The assassination of Salvador Allende
EWTN presents listeners with 24/7 conservative programming. Their issues run the entire gamut from solidly right-wing voices to fanatically right-wing voices. Each would assure us that the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church does not take sides in political campaigns. Rather, they ask each listener to follow a very simple litmus test — is the candidate pro-life or do they collaborate with the culture of death. Trump survives the test, he is both anti-antifa and anti-antichoice. A good man who dares to tell the truth. EWTN recently canceled its only program hosted by a Black. Racism no longer exists, of course, that would explain it.
They decry the “abhorrent 1960s” and the Communism that was Liberation Theology. Should Pope Francis return to his fellow unholy leftists in Argentina? Deport him to Cuba or to his beloved Palestine? Pope Benedict could simply remove the Emeritus from his name and return to the open arms of a Mother Church that is Steve Bannon friendly.
I have presets in the car for SiriusXM 129 (The Catholic Channel) and for SiriusXM 126 (Urban View) — 3 clicks of the dial apart. The Catholic Channel takes a somewhat lighter approach than EWTN, but nota bene: expect continuous laugh-tracks on The Catholic Guy Show and Busted Halos, very seriously annoying laugh-tracks. Urban View offers respite from the anti-antifa voices with high-quality programming — welcome relief. Recommended.
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