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  • Why Marvel's Black Panther is no ordinary superhero movie

    02/11/2018 6:10:59 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 125 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9th February 2018 | Annabel Rackham
    The Black Panther first entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War. Now he's got his own film, which goes way beyond the usual expectations of fantasy, fight scenes and romance. Having a plot based around a black superhero with a predominantly black cast is a first for Marvel, but the film builds on this concept in a massive way. Directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler, it is set in the mythical country of Wakanda: a hidden African kingdom with incredible technological power, due to its reserves of the world's most useful precious metal. Chadwick Boseman,...
  • Chinese Colonialism is Growing Fast in America

    10/26/2017 9:50:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/26/2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    The legalization of marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, has not, as some politicians proclaimed, eliminated the black market for cannabis. Illicit weed grows are common in California, often manned by U.S. citizens or Mexican nationals in the country illegally. Like Sollozzo in The Godfather, the Chinese are now moving in on the market. As the Sacramento Bee reports, in recent police raids, “the occupants of these grow houses have turned out to be Chinese nationals, raising questions about who is recruiting them and financing their operations.” In four California counties, police made “multiple arrests of people with Chinese...
  • Social Engineering Gets Literal

    08/02/2017 9:46:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who would like to soften the hard sciences may think that they are building metaphorical bridges but you might not want to drive over the physical bridges they construct. "Alas, the world we engineers envisioned as young students is not quite as simple and straightforward as we had wished because a phalanx of social justice warriors, ideologues, egalitarians, and opportunistic careerists has ensconced itself in America's college and universities," Indrek Wichman, an engineering professor at Michigan State writes in a column distributed by The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal. "The destruction they have caused in the humanities...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Why Pakistan may end up as a Chinese colony with CPEC by 2030

    05/24/2017 7:27:53 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Financial Express ^ | May 16, 2017 | Rajeev Kumar
    Colonialists come with a veil of pretence. They show their true colours only after settling down on the territory they want to conquer. For a country (Pakistan), which is the product of 100s of years of struggle against colonialism, it shouldn’t be too hard to diagnose the colonial ambitions of a rising power, in this case China, which has now made its ambitions open to the world in the form of “One Belt, One Road (OBOR)” initiative that includes China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a “flagship” project. Chinese official daily Global Times says, “The global economy needs new driving forces,...
  • George Soros' neo-colonialism running at full rage

    04/20/2017 9:13:57 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | CharlesOconnell
    A bizarre feature of BSGR's suit in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York against George Soros for 'puppeteeing' in Guinea, is that the sovereign state of Guinea has no standing for the action to be brought in its own national courts.   It is just presumed in the business press that Guinea's dependent standing is to be an economic-colonial subject of foreign courts, in the broader context of one-world multi-nationalism.   African countries can only have children at the pleasure of population controllers in the first world.   They can only write their own laws regulating...
  • American Samoa’s Amata blasts US administration’s ‘environmental colonialism’

    03/24/2015 10:49:35 PM PDT · by piasa · 8 replies
    Marianas Variety ^ | March 23, 2015
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — On Wednesday, U.S. Congresswoman Aumua Amata participated in a House Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs hearing entitled: “Funding Priorities for and the United States’ Responsibilities concerning Indians, Alaska Natives, and Insular Areas in the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service, Office of Insular Affairs, and Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians.” Amata, a Republican who serves as the vice chairwoman of the subcommittee, addressed Esther P. Kia’aina, the assistant secretary for insular areas, Department of the Interior on many of...
  • Greenfield: Islam is Colonialism, Palestine is Colonialism

    04/13/2016 10:35:02 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 10, 2016 Islam is Colonialism, Palestine is Colonialism Posted by Daniel Greenfield At Israeli Apartheid Week, campus haters claim to be fighting “colonialism” by fighting Jews. Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies, dedicated to a country that doesn’t exist and which has produced nothing worth studying except terrorism, features diatribes such as Palestine Re-Covered: Reading a Settler Colonial Landscape”. This word salad is a toxic stew of historical revisionism being used to justify the Muslim settler colonization of the indigenous Jewish population. You can’t colonize Palestine because you can't colonize colonizers. The Muslim population in Israel is a...
  • Why a White Lady Is Championing Reparations in Seattle (Grab your galoshes)

    04/03/2016 12:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Seattle Weekly News ^ | March 15, 2016 | Daniel Person, news editor
    Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders was asked whether he would support reparations for slavery in America. His answer, more or less, was no. And yet the fact that a serious presidential candidate addressed reparations speaks to the idea’s recent resurgence. In Seattle, reparations have found a champion in Anne Hirsch, a certified midwife and member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, an organization of white people who work under the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party. We spoke with Hirsch about the growing momentum behind reparations. SW: Why do you feel it is important for white Americans to engage in...
  • Colonialism inspired ISIS extremists, says Welby: Archbishop of Canterbury use lecture [tr]

    02/11/2016 10:06:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Februray 11, 2016 | Steve Doughty
    The Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday that Britain must confront its historic responsibility for conflict in the Middle East. The Most Reverend Justin Welby said ‘our own responsibilities must be faced and acknowledged’ and singled out Britain’s behaviour during the First World War and its aftermath. The Archbishop also pointed to the British Empire, the global trading system, American culture and even Western championing of women’s and gay rights as factors which cause ‘humiliation’ and disaffection among some Muslims.
  • UN accused of 'shocking' lack of action over murder and rape in South Sudan

    12/15/2015 7:13:57 AM PST · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 15 December 2015 | Sam Jones
    The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has been accused of a “complete and utter failure” to protect civilians in one of the most dangerous and volatile parts of the war-ravaged country. ..“There has not been any protection to speak of until now while the violence has been ongoing and there have been thousands of people coming into the [Protection of Civilians] sites in Bentiu from southern Unity – those who manage to flee – and they have been telling their stories.” He added: “It’s not like this is a secret. They talk about the most horrendous incidents of sexual...
  • THE MIDDLE EAST AND ORWELLIAN HISTORICAL ARGUMENTS

    10/16/2015 3:35:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 15, 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Many of our policy debates and conflicts both domestic and foreign call on history to validate their positions. At home, crimes from the past like slavery and legal segregation are used to justify present policies ranging from racial set asides to housing regulations long after those institutions have been dismantled. Abroad, our jihadist enemies continually evoke the Crusades, “colonialism,” and “imperialism” as justifications for their violence. Yet the “history” used in such fashion is usually one-sided, simplistic, or downright false. Nor is the reason hard to find: as we read in 1984, “Who controls the past . . . controls...
  • COLUMBUS DAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF EVERY YEAR

    10/12/2015 9:43:52 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 28 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 10/12/2015 | Jon Schwartz
    Today, October 12, is Columbus Day. Every year it’s officially the second Monday in October; this year it falls on the exact anniversary of the Nińa, Pinta and Santa María’s arrival in the Bahamas 523 years ago. So to mark today, I’ve made a list. I’m sure to almost all Americans it would seem like a meaningless jumble of things with no connection to each other. But in fact it tells one story, the story of why October 12, 1492, is the most important date in human history — and demonstrates that you have to understand that in order for...
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT WESTERN 'COLONIALISM': How the misuse of a term legitimizes the jihadist myth

    07/27/2015 8:12:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/27/2015 | Bruce Thronton
    Language is the first casualty of wars over foreign policy. To paraphrase Thucydides, during ideological conflict, words have to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which is now given them. One word that has been central to our foreign policy for over a century is “colonialism.” Rather than describing a historical phenomenon––with all the complexity, mixture of good and evil, and conflicting motives found on every page of history––“colonialism” is now an ideological artifact that functions as a crude epithet. As a result, our foreign policy decisions are deformed by self-loathing and guilt eagerly exploited by our adversaries....
  • The Truth About Western “Colonialism”

    07/24/2015 2:32:32 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 21 July 2015 | Bruce Thornton
    Language is the first casualty of wars over foreign policy. To paraphrase Thucydides, during ideological conflict, words have to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which is now given them. One word that has been central to our foreign policy for over a century is “colonialism.” Rather than describing a historical phenomenon––with all the complexity, mixture of good and evil, and conflicting motives found on every page of history––“colonialism” is now an ideological artifact that functions as a crude epithet. As a result, our foreign policy decisions are deformed by self-loathing and guilt eagerly exploited by our adversaries....
  • European Colonialism is the Only Thing That Modernized Islam (Greenfield)

    02/19/2015 11:45:28 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 24 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, February 19, 2015 European Colonialism is the Only Thing That Modernized Islam Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Like math and the Midwest, ISIS confuses progressives. It’s not hard to confuse a group of people who never figured out that if you borrow 18 trillion dollars, you’re going to have to pay it back. But ISIS is especially confusing to a demographic whose entire ideology is being on the right side of history. Raised to believe that history inevitably trended toward diversity in catalog models, fusion restaurants and gay marriage, the Arab Spring led them...
  • Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader'

    01/07/2004 8:18:21 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-7-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader' ILLINOIS -- Prosecutors say he spied on dissidents, reported to U.N. mission honeycombed with secret agents. By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Jurors watched a video Tuesday in which a man accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service described the dictator as "our inspired leader" and spoke scornfully of "American colonial imperialism." "A light has illuminated our path and our procession toward the struggle and the liberation," Khaled Dumeisi said in describing Hussein at an April 2001 birthday party for the dictator at...
  • Polygamy freedom in our life time

    11/07/2014 12:07:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News24 for South Africa ^ | November 4, 2014 | Justice Ngoma
    1994 ought to have brought freedom entirely, but that never happened. We never got Polygamy freedom. President Zuma has indeed proven that Polygamy can be practised in South Africa. President Zuma has been married at least five times. We now have to ask why South Africans opted to have selective freedom? Marriage can be by capture, by purchase or by choice. Obviously the majority would agree with me that marriage by choice is the favorable, however some broke men would definitely opt for Marriage by capture. Why would the majority opt for Marriage by choice, obviously they can easily hide...
  • Dinesh D'Souza and My Guatemalan Jarhead Coworker

    07/17/2014 3:35:27 PM PDT · by IChing · 17 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 7/17/14 | DonaldJoy
    In 2008, I was working at a job in the Virginia suburbs of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area–an international community if there ever was one. For the job, employees at my work site were all required to be U.S. citizens in order to be hired.  Nonetheless, we had a work unit comprised of many foreign-born and second-generation “hyphenated” Americans; many Pakistanis, a few Puerto Ricans, several fairly recent arrivals from Africa, a couple of Asians, even some whites mixed in there, you name it. Being a federal contract situation, the company I was working for at the time, of course,...
  • Was Colonialism a Positive Force?

    12/18/2013 7:30:18 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 55 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 December 2013 | Selwyn Duke
    It’s hard to forget meeting a man who hated Mahatma Gandhi. I once did, though. No, he wasn’t some erstwhile viceroy lamenting lost glory days, but an Indian born and raised in the land of sati and saris. The reason for his ire? He said that when Gandhi drove the British out, India lost everything: technicians, engineers, expertise, bureaucratic integrity, etc. In the same vein, I have a Zambian friend who has argued that colonialism had a positive impact, in that it brought civilization to the lands — such as his — it touched. And, in fact, even that Kenyan...