The assignment was simple—to write a persuasive essay defending the actions of the Ku Klux Klan—yet the reactions to it were anything but. Parents of the 12- t0 14-year-old students who were given the essay prompt at the Business and Economics Academy of Milwaukee (BEAM), a charter school in Wisconsin, were startled enough by the…
(This article is courtesy of OPB TV and Radio of eastern Oregon)
OPB’s Conrad Wilson and the Oregonian/OregonLive’s Maxine Bernstein update us on the last full week of the government’s case against the Malheur refuge occupiers.
Then, we take a look at the so-called Patriot Movement — a loosely connected network of organizations that are united in the belief the federal government has overstepped its authority.
Mark Potok is a senior fellow with the Southern Poverty Law Center. His job is to monitor groups that are a part of what he calls the “extreme right.” That includes everything from racist groups like the KKK and to groups like the Bundys, whose concerns revolve around severe distrust of the federal government.
Potok says many people in the groups he tracks believe there is “a secret plan to impose draconian gun control on all Americans” and “those who resist the coming seizure will be thrown into concentration camps that have been secretly built by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.”
SPLC has identified nearly 1,000 groups across the country with these kinds of beliefs and connects the groups to the philosophies that motivated the Ruby Ridge standoff in Idaho; the Waco, Texas, siege; and the Oklahoma City bombing.
Potok says there is a way to curb the movement.
“In the late ‘90s, the FBI made quite an effort … to meet with militiamen, to go out to have coffee to talk to these people about their concerns and fears, and in fact I think there’s a fair amount of evidence to suggest that was quite effective,” Potok said. “You realize the person you’re having coffee with is an actual human being just like you are.”uge
Joseph Rice is the head of the Josephine County chapter of the Oath Keepers — a group that Potok sees as central to so-called patriot groups. But Rice thinks SPLC is uninformed about his group.
“I’ve never spoken to those folks,” he said.
Rice was in Harney County when Ammon Bundy led a group to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, but Rice and his group didn’t join the occupation. Instead, he and a group of like-minded organizations known as the “Pacific Patriots Network” stuck around to provide security in town. The group said it was there to prevent another Waco or Ruby Ridge-like incident.
Those incidents, he says, were “lessons in history.” The individuals involved in those incidents “were living their life as they chose to live freely, without impact to others. It was only when the federal government came in they had impact, and that resulted in loss of life.”
Though he didn’t endorse it, Rice insists that the takeover of the refuge was an act of civil disobedience. And while he disagrees with the charges against Ammon Bundy and the other defendants, he does think the incident has drawn attention to issues around the federal control of land, which could be good for the aims of his group.
This past Monday evening I was going to watch the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49’s NFL football game. I had caught the last few moments of the previous game between Pittsburgh and Washington so I decided to stay on channel and watch some of the next game. I had forgotten about the fact that the backup quarterback for the 49’s would be a focus point during the Anthem, you know whom I am speaking of don’t you? The man who has chosen to stay seated during the Anthem as a protest about how non-whites are treated here in America. Even though I believe that he has the right to make this silent statement I personally do not believe that any American should disgrace our Country in such a manner. A person, especially a person whom makes millions of dollars per year playing a game in a country where only this Country would do that for them, really has much validity in their protest, especially in such a manner. For those of you who are unaware of this young quarterback he is a person whom is half black via his Dad and half white from his Mom and even his Mom spoke out against what he is doing earlier this week.
Today this article is not about what the SF quarterback did or did not do Monday night, it is about something totally different that I witnessed during the Anthem. I am a person who is against any and all hate and against any and all racism, as racism is hatred and they are both a sin that should not be encouraged in any way. This article is about some of the other SF players who were standing, and giving the “Black Power” salute. I watched the game up until SF took a seven to zero lead on Washington then I went to bed. During those few moments of broadcast time I did not hear the broadcasters say one word about the players who did this very racist display of hatred. To me a blatant racist salute should not ever be tolerated in any event ever. The cowardliness of the TV broadcasters not commenting on these players doing this is sickening. I have a total belief that if at an NFL game this weekend some of the white players pull out KKK hoods and put them on during the Anthem that all of the media would go crazy, it would be the number one news story, as it should be. Doing a black power salute during the National Anthem just like the wearing of KKK hoods should be grounds for being thrown out of that game at the very least. Black racism is a disgrace to the black race just like white racism is a disgrace to the white race. Racism is pure ignorance, no matter what a person’s color is and this ignorance and hatred has no place in any Country and darn sure not during any Country’s National Anthem.
As most of the world knows, former American President George W. Bush was and is clueless on most everything. Shortly after 9/11 happened in 2001 this idiot got on national television and called Islam a “great and peaceful religion,” as I said, clueless. Islam, is it great? In size of worshipers world-wide, yes it has a “huge” group of followers. Does having a billion followers make it a religion? Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump have many millions of followers, does that make them a ‘God’ or a religion? Lord knows that I hope no one considers either one of these people “a God.” Is Islam a religion or is it simply a “group” of people who you honestly consider as being “peaceful?” When you think of the word peaceful is one of the first things or words that comes to your mind the word “Islam?” Now, strike three on Mr. Bush, is him calling Islam a “religion.” Islam is not a religion, not unless you believe that a large group of people who ‘totally unknowingly’ are worshiping the Devil himself as being a religion? Here in America there are people who ‘knowingly’ on purpose worship Satan, they are total and complete idiots, there is no excuse for that level of stupidity. The people who worship Allah are worshiping the Devil but in their defense, they do not know that and I do believe that the vast majority, (at least 98%) if they knew it would stop worshiping Allah instantly. Being anti-Islam is not a case of being racist! Being racist would be if you hate everyone who is Muslim or Persian just because they are Muslim or Persian!
Islam is a ‘way of thought’ which creates a way, a belief of actions where those beliefs generate their followers to do what they do. Here in America there is a group of people who say they are Christian and they observe the Cross of Jesus, even though they burn it as a ritual. Do these folks who are racist against anyone who is non-white and non-Protestant make them followers of Jesus? Do you commit violence, including murder against others and believe you are doing God’s will? Do you look at people who are in any way different from yourself whether in skin color, place of birth, or of a different ‘religion’ and believe that you not only have the right to kill them but that your “God” demands that you do so?
Here in America there are idiots whom seem to congregate in packs in Washington D.C., Hollywood and New York City who have the Nations ‘mouth pieces’ (politics and the media) who should all be required to live in southern Israel as consequence’s for their ignorance. Islam, which is not a religion because to be a true religion it must be worshipers of God, so, they are a ‘movement’ not a religion. Now I am forced to say the most harsh words of this post because this blog-site is only about truth and if I choose to speak other than the truth I will have to answer to God for that at my judgement before the Throne of Christ. What I have to say is that Islam is not a religion, it is a Demonic Cult that must be forbidden in every Nation on Earth. What all non-Islamic Nations must do if they ever wish to have their crime rates go down is to force all people who worship any sect of Islam to be deported to their Nation of origin. I am not advocating that anyone of these people be physically harmed in any way. The governments of the world should compensate these deported people for the property they had to give up. They must be treated as wayward brothers and sisters but never ever be allowed into any Nation except an Islamic Nation. Otherwise, if we harm them then we are in effect being evil and evil has nothing to do with the real God. If one of these persons have a weapon they are using against you, then you have every right, in fact you are obligated, to protect yourself, your family and your community.
Islam will be a part of this world we all live in up until the Second Advent of Christ. It will not be wiped off the face of the Earth before then just as the Devil will not be put away before then either. Every Mosque in your country must be wiped off the face of the Earth as these are the Thrones of Demons. I am not naive, I know that this is not going to happen. Here in America and in Europe the ignorant and some times evil politicians are determined to create more safe havens for the followers of this cult to use for attacks’ upon their populations to destroy and to take over their own Nations. Do not be mistaken, this ‘Cult’ is at war with the whole world and that does mean both against your country and you and your loved ones! Islam is not a ‘religion’ and it must not be given any safe haven because they are at war with you right now. For those who stay silent and choose to stick their head in the sand, this will not save you from the evil that is about to fall upon you. Either you stand up as a human being or you are going to be slaughtered like a rabid dog. Do you remember an American man named Malcolm-X? For most of his life he preached hate and violence by any means to create a Islamic Nation out of America. Mr. Malcolm-X was given grand tours in the Middle-East by Islamic leaders, this is while he was preaching ‘true Islam’. Within a couple of months before his murder he changed his message to a tolerant message of kindness, not hate. That event cost him his life when three armed Islamic men burst into one of his speeches and shot him to death. True Islam will not tolerate any peace with ‘non-believers’. I do not personally believe that the populace is wise enough to wake up before they are literally putting their head in these people’s hands. I can only pray that the world wakes up before their dead bodies are left in the streets to rot at the hands of the followers of this cult which has nothing to do with God except for the fact that they hate God just as they hate you.
A few days ago a picture was released of the first 16 black women to graduate from Americas best know military college at West Point. What these 16 women chose to do is absolutely not except-able for any military personnel especially for any Officer and upon their graduation they are awarded with the rank of 2-LT. These 16 people chose to show their “blackness” to the world and this action is nothing but racist. They all chose to have their graduation picture taken with their clenched fist salute to ‘black power’. This type of action is no different from if white Officers gave the Nazi salute or decided to wear white hoods for the picture. As a former service connected disabled soldier I take great offence to such racism in the ranks. This is something that the military can not tolerate especially among their officers. I totally feel and believe that the Army absolutely must right now discharge these 16 racists with ‘undesirable’ discharges. The Army must do this right now to make an example of them for the sake of the military as a whole. A huge part of being an Officer is the respect factor and I do not know of anyone who has served our country in the armed forces that has any respect for a racist being among them. I have no doubt that if the Army decides to take the cowards way out of this situation and not discharge these racist right now and any of them find their way into a combat unit they will be executed the first day they are in a combat situation. Respect, these racist 16 have no place in our military and the “Brass” had better grow a set of balls and do their job which includes getting these racists out of the ranks right now. If the ‘Brass’ does not do this then they have tainted the institution of West Point beyond repair as well as the reputation of the ‘Officer Class’. Why would anyone ever volunteer to serve in an Army that has racist trash as their commanders?
Is Islam More Racist And Un-inclusive Than The KKK Or The Nazi’s?
When Donald Trump spoke about not allowing Muslims into the United States a month or so ago as Dr. Ben Carson did, I knew that as those words came out of their mouths that it would be used eventually by Islamist terror groups. Too not believe so would be very naive, as it would be to think that democrats like Ms. Hillary would not ridicule them for those ‘anti-Arab’ statements. Mr. Trump and Mr. Carson did speak things that are truthful about our country needing to shut down our borders until our government can come up with a solid workable safe plan regarding Islamic believing people being in our country. But, I knew that what they were saying, especially Mr. Trumps statements were unconstitutional subject actions and that the only way for those things to happen is through changing the Constitution. But now comes the question, if there become monthly if not weekly or daily Islamic terrorist attacks here on American soil, will we the people demand that the Constitution be amended to outlaw Islam on American soil then? Should we wait, will we wait until then? Do we as a democracy have a choice either way? Tough question, tough answer either way. People need to get truly informed on this issue because this issue is not going to magically just go away.
Most folks who are born and raised in America know there is a group of people called the KKK that has a very narrow inclusion policy. Before people say that they are or are not for allowing Islam to be allowed in their country each person needs to understand the fundamentals that create a religions very core, it’s basement teachings and beliefs do need to be understood. Should the people of Germany have forbidden Austrians like Adolf Hitler from being allowed to either enter Germany or, once they found him preaching hate should they have been allowed to just thrown him and his followers out? Am I saying that Islam is as bad as the ‘Klan’ or the Nazi? Folks, democracy and Islam will not stand together if those whom believe in the fundamentalist teachings of Islam within that Nation have any say so in that matter. Is your personal religion based on a concept that if you are not exactly like me then the only thing you are good for is to be put to death, or enslaved? If you found out that this is what a group within your midst believed and practiced would you welcome them in as neighbors? If they were now your neighbors, would you insist they move away? Do we, should we, have the ‘right ‘to do so? This is a slippery slope folks, what would be next, expelling all gay folks? How about those mixed race folks? Then of course all them Yankees! O, let us not forget all those hate-mongering Christians. You see folks; you always need to be careful what you pray for unless your Asp is turned back on you. You do not have to believe anything that any religion or belief system teaches for someone who does believe in it to kill you and everyone you have ever cared about, you will still be just as dead. A word of wisdom, an uninformed prey is much more likely to be prey!