Strawberry Singh has an interesting post up with an interesting meme: The Love Trumps Hate Challenge. The basic idea I took away is to be loving and living what you believe, do something. But… her underlying philosophy and how it relates to the real world is missing. But, the title definitely reflects her creativity.
My grandmother’s generation was the last to have an education in history and civics from a public school. I was educated in history and civics at home. At times, it put my parents and I in great conflict. My schools never taught the subjects. It appears neither did Strawberry’s. So, how differently do we see things?
An important civic duty. If you can’t decide who to vote for and skip voting others will decide who gets elected. We got Trump. How does that work for you?
Berry suggests using an absentee ballot… in many places it is changing to mail-in-ballots. Being absent has nothing to do with the new mail-in voting. I suspect this is a minor missing part of Berry’s knowledge of the system. Mail-in is a choice about how you choose to vote. The idea is to make it easy to vote.
Many states are registering you to vote when you renew your driver’s license, to make it easier.
I don’t have a problem with easy. But, Berry never mentions being WELL INFORMED.
Mark Twin (1835-1910) said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”
In our world it is a case of whether you pay attention to the national and local news. If you choose TV or Cable you get to hear one side of the news. Media bias is now well documented. If you listen to the radio talk shows you get the other side but only one side.
There is no truth in political advertising. So, a politician’s web site, commercials, and mailing are not required to provide truth. Yes, there are laws that require some measure of true be met. But, they are not enforced. Have you ever complained to your local election board? It is an experience you won’t forget.
A good example of biased reporting is the Hillary Email Issue. I think everyone on both sides knows Hillary violated “email rules”, as it was euphemistically called. Also, most understand that FBI Director Comey came out and said ‘Hillary is innocent’. Only he didn’t say that and it wasn’t ‘email-rules’ but Federal Law that she broke.
The video of the Comey statement is here. At 12:30 Comey begins to give the agency’s recommendation. The words are, “…the agency believes no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” Comey specifically mentions intent as not being provable and part of the reason for the recommendation. But, intent is not a part of the Federal law: 18 U.S. Code § 2071 – a & b. She broke it. Very simple.
- 18 U.S.C. § 1924 – Unauthorized Removal And Retention Of Classified Documents Or Material
- 18 U.S.C. § 793 – Gathering, Transmitting Or Losing Defense Information
- 18 U.S.C. § 2071 – Concealment, Removal, Or Mutilation Generally
- 18 U.S.C. § 1519 – Destruction, Alteration, Or Falsification Of Records In Federal Investigations And Bankruptcy
- 18 U.S. Code § – 1505 – Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees
- 18 U.S. Code § 641 – Public money, property or records
- 18 U.S. Code § 1031 — Fraud against the United States
- 18 U.S. Code § 1343 – Fraud by wire, radio or television
- 18 U.S. Code § 1346 — Definition of “scheme or artifice to defraud”
- 18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to defraud the United States
- …and then there are multiple cases of lying under oath to Congress.
If you haven’t heard all of these being discussed, your news source sucks, you are not informed. You don’t have to believe she is guilty. But, you should have an understanding what she did that brings up each of these laws.
If you accidentally speed the law says you shall not drive over the posted limit. (Period) Your intent is not at issue as the law simply says you shall not do that. It doesn’t matter if you intended to or not. The same is true of Hillary’s handling of documents.
But, that is not the reporting most Americans heard. The Huffington Post carried an article summarizing it: Evidence Hillary Clinton Broke Federal Laws. But, did you see that article or one covering the same information?
If this information is new to you, then you are not a well informed voter. (Period) IMO you are NOT qualified to vote.
I think you should be well informed and then and only then vote. I am against tests for any level of political knowledge. Politicians would find ways to abuse such laws. So, I have to allow the uninformed and misinformed to vote. I think such people are propaganda pawns.
2 Speak and Support
Berry wants us to walk up an huge our fellow Americans… Oh yeah, she doesn’t live where pick-pockets, sick people, and predators live… some dirty old man I don’t know walking up to hug me is likely to find out I trained in martial arts.
Stopping bullying… yeah, speak up, call a cop, defend the weak… get physically involved if you have to.
more pages, links below…
You talk about misinformation, but there is a hell of a lot of that here. These right wing rants are getting boring.
What is misinformation?
I found Strawberry’s ideas misleading for those that actually want to make the world a better place. So, as she encouraged, I spoke up. You however label things with opinion your opinion and run.
This is littered with misinformation. Suggesting immigrants are all rapists, comparing Black lives matter to the KKK??? You are entitled to your opinion as am I, it is my opinion you are a neo-Nazi.
Where did I suggest all immigrants are rapists? Isn’t that something you inferred? And doesn’t that say something about how your mind works?
Calling me names is a basic Alinsky tactic. Can’t win a debate on merit, attack the messenger/opponent.
There are 300,000+ articles on the net debating the similarity between BLM and the KKK. For many it is obvious. The KKK and BLM take nearly identical stands with different targets and use similar tactics.
That the Left and BLM have such a visceral reaction to anyone stating “All Lives Matter” and insist on sticking with “Black” Lives Matter proves the racial component.
That a black professor at Harvard, Roland G. Fryer Jr., completed a study and found no indication of racial bias associated with incidents in which cops fired their guns and BLM refuses to accept the hard data is very much like the KKK claiming blacks were subhuman in the face of incontrovertible evidence otherwise. The KKK rejects the US Constitution’s “all men are equal” ideology.
Several argue the KKK was about white supremacy. It is. Put in simple words, white is better, any other color is bad. They say BLM is about equality and thus different from the KKK. But, the basic BLM ideology appears to be only Black matters, blue and “all” are bad. If they were for equality, they would be looking for the truth. Fryer’s study would have them searching their souls or at least changing their rhetoric. Doesn’t seem to be happening. Neither the KKK or BLM are about truth. Alinsky wrote the rules for organizers stating the ends justify the means. In it he brags about how misleading those he organized worked so well. Sounds very KKK/BLM to me.
You don’t seem to have taken Strawberry’s post to heart. You read something you don’t like, that conflicts with what you believe, and you don’t ask questions or attempt to prove me wrong. No discussion. Instead you state your opinion in strong terms and begin the ad hominem attacks. Using the term neo-nazi in connection with me suggests either you don’t know what that means or you don’t know me. I suspect for you it is just a bad name with little real meaning and you used it to attack me.
“OK, but is she talking open borders so we can have rape squads and gangs taking over our neighborhoods as they are in Europe?” This is grossly untrue and a myth spread by the far-right hate mongers such as Farage or Le Pen.
Cologne NYE mobs. And countless other incidents.
Now pardon me while I update my GPS to block out new M13 territory in Houston.
So you are saying there are no gangs or there are no immigrants raping citizens?
Start with: http://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/cologne-is-every-day-europes-rape-epidemic/news-story/e2e618e17ad4400b5ed65045e65e141d
Google lists 441,000 articles on the subject and they exclude the non-English articles from my results. The New York based Gatestone Institute has compiled a list of sexual assaults in just the first two months 2016. They take the data from German law enforcement. Their research reveals ‘authorities’ are down playing the extent of the problem. That seems to be the opposite of what you are telling me.
When German authorities released a report that immigrants were committing crimes at the same rate as locals, women’s groups challenged it. I think it should be obvious Merkel has a vested interest in pushing her agenda and final say to what the government releases. Part of the spin is in how crimes are reported. Prosecutors in Cologne say the majority of suspects are immigrants. But, suspects are not counted in crime stats, which is expected.
The BBC reports: Germany shocked by Cologne New Year gang assaults on women. One of the points in this article is the attacks were apparently organized.
This doesn’t look like a myth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpwON8OnZa0
In the video we groups of men working together. Isn’t that a gang? Or do you insist it has to be a group with membership cards, by-laws, etc. to be called a gang?
Research the word: Taharrush. As Strawberry encourages, we should understand other cultures. You should understand the word. Articles on Huffington Post suggest the meaning of the word is different than we see used in the video. It is reasonable to question what you hear. What is the correct meaning? The most practical explanation of the use of the word is here: https://www.quora.com/What-is-Taharrush. Also, to shift the meaning one also has to deal with how “kuffar female” is translated.
These attacks reflect a misogynist ideology that blames women for leaving the house, seeks to terrorize them out of public life, and views sexual violence as a source of shame for the victim, not the attacker. So groups roaming to attack and often rape women while not a doctrine of Middle Eastern culture or Islam it does support fundamentals of the culture and serves to promote it.
In the face of such diverse sources supporting my position how does your opinion that it is fake stand up?
Thank you for your thoughtful post. I wanted to post a comment to support your promotion of civil debate supported by research. Very much appreciated. I would love to see more of this from all sides.
I’m glad your blog was brought to my attention from your comment on strawberry’s blog.
Your post shows opposite of what you intended as it only shows a very limited view of someone who sounds as if being surrounded by a similar group. I cannot tell what life you led but it sounds ‘rich’ to me.
No one should be stopped from living wherever they want. Period. Could be horrid people, could be total saints. Everyone should have access to education and health care, have a minimum to live on and roof over head. Same as right to voice your opinions but with restriction of them not inflicting on someone else’s freedom. I do find it amusing that you think you can tell if a trans dude is in your bathroom as some people are not out.
Yes, been in USA as a disabled kid whose mum had to work 2 shifts illegally. Was Polish, in the end I live in Scotland. Never had any money nor ever will as if I did, I would give it away alas it is me and everyone can do whatever they wish. No one should tell any couple they cannot marry as they all should have same rights and opinion on it.
Also – you link Cologne and amazingly … it was German citizens responsible. Of course – ISIS does wish for total destabilisation but not ‘western culture’ but for other immigrants or muslims to be isolated and shunned so they can terrorise people and get less opposition. Indeed – they did send their activists in refugee groups and they do coordinate various crimes and attacks.
Your first paragraph on Clinton was odd as the statement of her not guilty has been about potential sponsorship from Russia and not emails which were of course a breach as she had work accounts on private phone and so on. Never seen anyone say anything on her pardoned for that. I would not have chosen any candidate on this election but there was wide coverage in British media.
Stopped on 4th page as it was just an article of finding information only to prove a point of how someone is wrong and both of you just have different stances. Neither you or other blogger can dictate if someone choses to have abortion or not – you can chose for yourself and you can offer your opinion but on legal side – everyone should have access to choices and educated about them.
Another thing is – sometimes it is worth to read foreign opinions on your country as either you filtered information very well or simply a lot of it was not reported. Last year, every single day, there was a case of police violence against minorities. USA has a huge problem and one and foremost is force having such lax gun rules as it should be last possible solution to anything plus it should be properly reported if used and again, you want to slow someone down and not kill them unless there is no choice and they can harm others. I assure you that woman not able to walk, driving a car and having no weapons on her is not a risk when she tries to explain she cannot get out of car.
Then – yes, other civillians have free gun access so outright ban should come with a lot of smuggling control, house raids and all as it got out of hand so much that any change seems impossible so I do get people needing guns for self defence at this point.
Am I to be listened on any issues, no as it is one voice but bigger picture is a lot of them. It also is the blogger who likes hugs and another one who would rather hug Trump. It is both Ayn Rand and Marx and Engel. However, best understanding is when you look at lowest social classes as most see all sides plus battle govts a lot. Oh and immigrate and most laws are ones they experience such as privatisation of health sector and no ability to get higher education or getting a property.
Also – as a kid I was not out so we probably met in few bathrooms. The horror. Oh, invaded your borders as well, stole your jobs and sat in your school (very illegally) and got financial aid for trying not to die. I consider it job done and would drag my boyfriend to gay marry in USA if I could but one day, I promise.