American genocide

“In the United States the legacy of settler colonialism can be seen in the endless wars of aggression and occupations; the trillions spent on war machinery, military bases, and personnel instead of social services and quality public education; the gross profits of corporations, each of which has greater resources and funds than more than half the countries in the world yet pay minimal taxes and provide few jobs for US citizens; the repression of generation after generation of activists who seek to change the system; the incarceration of the poor, particularly the descendants of enslaved Africans; the individualism, carefully inculcated, that on one hand produces self-blame for personal failure and on the other exalts ruthless dog-eat-dog competition for possible success, even though it rarely results; and high rates of suicide, drug abuse, alcoholism, sexual violence against women and children, homelessness, dropping out of school, and gun violence.” (Dunbar-Ortiz, 229-230) ‪#‎USA‬
“…the body is divided into unconnected categories where mind and heart, thinking and discernment, are separated from emotions and feeling. Is this not what the modern academy attempted to create, hoping in this way to ensure a soundness and civility, a series of golden lies, the distance of self from object and therefore a perverted objectivity, thereby protecting the scientist and her inquiries while intentionally missing the point of integration and wholeness?” Raskin forward to Chomsky ‪#‎academia‬ ‪#‎meritocracy‬
“All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.” Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations bkIII, ch4

“Bitter Tears” – Custer by Johnny Cash

#philosophy #hegemony

torturing the human, indefinitely . . .…/fault-lines-lifeafterguantan…
“it’s as if he’s dead while he’s alive. and they claim democracy. they teach us about democracy and they have abandoned it.”
‪#‎USA‬ ‪#‎WarIsPeace‬

the chiraq tortures

living in terror – “it’s not that they found the evidence against him, there isn’t any evidence against him”

(11:40) this is inspired by US – the torture factories –

“violence has created the problem”
“we don’t deal in nuance, we don’t deal in ambiguity”
“cycle of lunacy”

“The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx and Balanchine ballets don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world.”

“. . . the revised narrative produced the ‘nation of immigrants’ framework, which obscures the US practice of colonization, merging settler colonialism with immigration to metropolitan centers during and after the industrial revolution. Native peoples, to the extent they were included at all, were renamed ‘First Americans’ and thus themselves cast as distant immigrants (13)
“. . . in a settler society that has not come to terms with its past, whatever historical trauma was entailed in settling the land affects the assumptions and behaviors of living generations at any given time, including immigrants and the children of recent immigrants. (229)
Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States

bad disposition


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