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Re: Aborigines target sudanese refugees

Dusty Elbow ·
I look to the sky like Aboriginies ancestors and what do I see. I see the most stable people in Australia have no problem with Sudanese people within their midst. Mainstream people have "no problem" accpeting this. How can they feel at ease while sparks are brewing with Aborigines and racist marginalized white youths. Mmmh aboriginal ancestor what are you telling me. The "mainstream" may have deals in the works in Sudan and this is a just political move on their part. They are not bringing...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely, it is the Black community that is nutty, backwards, sleazy, cowardly, disloyal, and/or treasonous towards itself...... ...and since I believe in the laws of this land, I don't make any attempt to justify illegal activity. ...instead it is better served to seek redress, as opposed to asking the perpetrators why they did it. ......more important than the why, is the proving that they did. Last time I checked, more so that not, those behind bars are there, because it was proven...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Notice how they get longer as a way to be more distracting...man behavioral science is something else........ **What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day." by Kevin41 ************************************ I pay Kevin41,...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Empty Purnata ·
Alright, here's the reality of the land: America was founded on Englightenment Principles (the ideas in our Constitution are borrowed from the French Constitution and inspired by Englightenment Age philosophy on liberty, freedom and justice). There is a radical Seperation of Church and State. Church cannot regulate religious beliefs as laws, and the State cannot regulate religious beliefs. This is mutally beneficial, it provides a safe, bias-free (in theory) system that does not make...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
EP, Yes, John Locke and the idea of universal rights is very European, though they did not spring full-grown from the head of the French Revolution, especially that part of it that so quickly degenerated into the Reign of Terror and was well criticized by such as Edmund Burke, a supporter of much of the American philosophy. But this couldn't have arisen without the ground of the Christian faith. It's no wonder that the Magna Carta was forced on King John in England. It was a first step...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"You can take your small cracks at what I think about my abilities and all that ....but for years and years, you haven't been around to watch me burn the midnight oil.... so fuck you ....because I have told you stories of people that I knew were semi-illiterate that became scientists and engineers......people probably say that bullschit to them....but none of them were around to watch those individuals, struggle and put forth efforts towards their self-improvement that most others in their...
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
I'm just wondering... considering many ancient civilisations used the stars as maps to navigate land sea and spiritually, surely the ancient Egyptians, and Australian indigenous people must have had their own names for stars, sun and moon. Guess it's time to do some research...?
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Re: Recipes... Part 2

FireFly ·
Spiced Mixed Nuts makes 3 cups 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup raw cashews (unsalted) 1 cup blanced almonds 1 cup pine nuts 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander Heat oil in a wok over a medium glas flame and fry the nuts until golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Combine the reamining ingredients and toss through the nuts until well coated. A plastic bag works well for this when the nuts are cooled. Serve hot or cold with drinks.
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Re: The Bridge: Black Men & White Women (article)

MidLifeMan ·
Like I said, in an ideal world or maybe a fairytale land race wouldn't be an issue. But in the context of the "real world" and this country it has been, and probably will be for a long time. So love/empathy/trust/loyalty is relevant and I didn't say or imply that they are not, I never said anyone was deficient and like I said, whatever floats another man's boat so I'm not "dictating "anything to anyone. And all of the talk about "love should only matter" is, as I said, great in an ideal...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

kresge ·
AG, This is not an area of expertise for me, but I would there are folks who do a lot in the area of creation spirituality in Christianity. You might want to do a search on Matthew Fox and Thomas Berry (author of The Dream of the Earth ). This is also a topic dealt with from time to time by the folks who are a part of the Sojourners community in Washington, DC as well as folks associated with the magazine The Other Side in Philadelphia. Finally, I would suggest searches on eco-spirituality,...
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Re: Question for Kresge?

Rowe ·
Despite what theologians are saying today, the Hebrew Bible is very clear about how humans should relate to nature and the environment. In the quoted scripture, the word "over" is used a total of five times to describe man's relationship to nature. Thus, there is no mistaking that the scripture clearly situates man above nature rather than having an equal status to nature. This kind of relationship creates an unbalanced, confrontational, and even hostile relationship between the two...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

umbrarchist ·
The American Dream is a neurotic delusion for stupid White people. You can go to a lot of Black websites and see thread after thread about racism. Economics is more important than racism. I would rather have my home payed for and $200,000 in the bank and live next door to a White racist than live in a Black neighborhood and pay rent to a White man even it the White man was a really nice guy. When do our Black leaders talk about seeing tha ALL BLACK AMERICANS having their homes payed for and...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

FireFly ·
First off, I think it's important for everyone to assess and reassess their goals frequently. Because life, and our lives don't remain static. So it is a great question to ask of ourselves - what is our version of the American (or Australian) dream? Wanting a house (territory), a car (mobility), and income (security) is fine, however the perception and reality of the so-called American Dream depend entirely on the person dreaming the dream. OK call me a wet blanket but... A lot of people...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I am proud of Black Commentator. They made it to the second paragraph before they went on the attack. CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER - huh? Many who are involved in what THEY call "Civil Rights circa 2006" want everything BUT character to be the primary factor in JUDGEMENT. We have no "civil rights movement" today. We have an IDEOLOGICALLY based agenda" that seeks to use countervailing forces of racial categorization to achieve a certain result. Of course as long as YOU agree with their methods...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
You keep saying that silly BS... Tell us, when will that One Day be? I'd like to mark it on my calendar. That or just have you concede that that's the most ridiculous and, for you, SELF-HATRED filled BS:See? That's the type of SELF-HATRED I'm talking about. Which one is it, CON-Feed? Will they STAY (and pull ladders, etc.) or will the GO (and leave Black people here in America on our merry, "dependent" own? Just make up your mind what BS you think is going to work best and be done with it.
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

James Wesley Chester ·
I almost hate to add to this already clear issue. Almost. Without simple cynicism, there is nothing to be gained by engaging in discussion to 'educate' European-Americans, or European America. Both are 'consciously ignorant', as in invincibly ignorant. We do not owe such an effort to either African America, or America herself. That ignorance, of the European American, is a cultured, and treasured perspective that successfully resisted all efforts to effect change. That 'promised land' is not...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

Nmaginate ·
Well, ART_GURL, with JWC weighing in as EVERYONE (other than me) *lol*... It would seem that, in all your questions, with all the answers you're "looking" for, with all the answers you've gotten... Well, it's clear that you're just not listening. So, AG? Are you listening? You have been given information, rather freely I might add, about "what is needed for equal rights, equal opportunities..." But somehow, because of some pre-set idea you know you have ("two sides")... you're just not...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
Frenchy - darling - do you understand anything about politics? Do you understand that a weak president shooting down an American plane would be political suicide? What if they shot the plane down and it really didn't have any "terrorists" on it? They made a mistake and thought a plane that was returning to land was in "attack mode" and shot it down. Who knows? Do you know anything about Dick Cheney that would lead you to believe that he would NOT shoot down an American plane? If the primary...
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Re: Cathy Freeman goes bush...

FireFly ·
I found this story about the making of the series. Freeman and Mailman go bush Issue 95 By Erin McWhirter, TV Writer NATIONAL, Jan 19, 2005: It takes a lot to make Olympic gold medallist Catherine Freeman cry. Throughout her life the sports star has been through the devastation of losing big races and other personal dramas, but she rarely cries. However, a recent road trip with actress and pal Deborah Mailman changed all that. In an instant, the city slickers who spent seven weeks travelling...
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Re: Reparations for Native Americans?

MBM ·
Nmaginate - in light of the recent article you posted where the argument for reparations was predicated more on a general "wrong" done slaves than slavery itself, this post begs the question if Native Americans have received _enough_ pay back for what they have suffered. Was the "wrong" they suffered sufficiently compensated by America? BTW - the two paragraphs in the original post are completely independent questions. It asks if what Native Americans recieved is/can be considered a...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
No attacks... Just a whole bunch of laughin'!!!! Maybe you ought to take some time and research this Secret Agent Man's postings on that very type of subject - approach. If you know me the idea of SOVEREIGNTY is crucial to my conception of Reparations. Black people were effectively dispossessed of their(our) land too... Native Americans via Reservations, etc. have [at least] a modicum of sovereignty ... [African Americans] haven't even been treated with [that] much respect or in the same...
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Re: Black enterprise: Understanding Africa's Persistent Poverty

Dusty Elbow ·
Yeah I had too laugh initially with the shade tree part of the article. But I think Black Enterprise did that to save them some grace of supporting Hernando deSoto ideas outright in their article. But only a capitalist thinks and turn profit off anything they touch. Didn't the story the King Midas golden touch is a European capitalist type of thinking. So this type of thinking isnt rare.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Great. I return the favor of ignoring YOU on a constant basis. Now we are even.
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Vox ·
You don't know a single thing about me, you mother fucking idiot. And at this point, all you NEED to know is that you can [edited to say] eff off. [end of edit] You bitch ass piece of shit. Whatever! It's not like you could ever effectively rebut me--- ever, not even once! So you're doing yourself a favor by making it official!
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Re: Zionism

UppityNegress ·
No, but then again I'm an atheist and I view the Bible (Old Testament and New Testament) as the folklore and rhetoric of Bronze Age tribesmen in the Middle East. While I think it's a valuable piece of literature, I don't hold it in any higher esteem or moral value than I do the Vedas or the Scandinavian sagas. No! Of course, my answer to this would be no, but then my answer for this question wouldn't matter b/c I don't accept the premise that the Jewish/Christian god exists. Even working on...
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Re: Zionism

James Wesley Chester ·
You know, when viewed in a vacuum, you think of vacant land. But, the land was not vacant. There were a lot of Canaanites living in Canann. Diop reports that there was a person named Canaan who was the son of a pharoah, and to whom this place, this land, was given. It was probably occupied, and conquered land. I don't argue with God. But whether you get kicked out, or left of your own volition, you are gone. Possession still rules. So what does that say about the Palistinians? With or...
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Re: Zionism

Black Viking ·
Absolutely not! It doesn't matter if God gave it to them or not .That is silly justification anyway. Hasn't anyone figured out yet that inserting religious dogma into international relations equals a breakdown in diplomacy? The fact is they left. The Palestinians moved in. Now, centuries later, they just move back and displace the people there? The Palestinians didn't even take it by force. The Isrealies left! I don't live in the house that I grew up in. My family voluntarily left for...
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Re: Zionism

xxGAMBITxx ·
1) The "jews" there now are NOT the "jews" refered to in the Bible. 2)Like everyone else, I agree...they left and gave up any and all claims to that land. 3) They did unto the Palestiaians what was done unto them by Nazi Germany. So they also gave up any moral and ethical rights in the dispute. 4)No one seems to ask "If God really meant for them to have that land, why do they have to fight, lie, and cheat to keep it?"
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Re: Zionism

kresge ·
I think that this is minor component of the Zionist argument, at least as originally concieved. Many, perhaps most Zionist are secularists. Further, many ultra Orthodox Jews, though extremely religious, have been staunchly anti-Zionist. The real impetus for Zionism was WWII and the Holocaust and the feeling that the Jews needed a safe haven from future persecution. Palestine was one option, but there where many, including areas in South America. This mess is of recent vintage, the creation...
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Re: Zionism

Kweli4Real ·
And especially, this:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
Will wonders ever cease? He's seen the light
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
This is from an old post of mine in another thread with a few additions. ************************************************* As to the nature of God in the OT, check this out. Genesis 6:6 6 And the LORD was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. 7So the LORD said, ˜I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created"”people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them. Exodus 4:24-26 At...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

Pace Tua ·
Columbia is now the second largest recipient of U.S. Military "Aid", after Iraq, as if destroying a country is somehow "aid". In 1997 US Military "Aid" to Columbia was $50 million. Two years later it was $290 million and has been growing proportionally ever since. Using the war on drugs as a pretext, the U.S. has helped destroy the homes and farms of thousands of families in Columbia. Each year the US supported Columbian government and its paramilitary groups kill thousands of people and...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, if you read the articles in my "Blacks in Colombia" thread, then you probably know about as much about it as I do. It looks like several millions of acres have been claimed under the law, but that for the most part, the law exists mainly on paper, because of the war going on. Even having collective title to land may not mean much if you find yourself displaced by paramilitaries or guerillas. Colombia has the largest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of any country in...
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Re: Booty sex - WOMEN ?

Max ·
I guess you guys are right, you have to take my word for it. I must admit though, I don't see what the big deal is: most women like to have their vaginas orally stimulated, and we all know what comes out of there EVERY MONTH. But, whatever... And Homo-whu? How does wanting to ram it up her ass make men latent citizens of Homo-Land? If she can take it up the coochie, in her mouth, between her tits - she might as well take it up the ass...why let a good orifice go to waste?! Hell, I'd fuck her...
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Re: RU486

FireFly ·
I appreciate the link Frenchy, thanks. Quite possibly. The drug isn't been touted as an easy-peasy alternative, people here are looking at the New Zealand 'model' which incorporates specially trained GPs and close, ongoing monitoring and counselling of women patients. It is particularly useful as an alternative for women living in remote areas of Australia, as there is an ongoing shortage of GPs in our regional areas. They all want to live in the cities and coastal areas. Our government has...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I think a better way to phrase this question is to simply ask, Are you an assimilationist, or Nationalist? What have we gained so far in this country? is it worth the price our ancestors paid? what would africa be like today if it hadnt been depopulated for Europes advancement. How does our participating in this European Capitalist system benifit us. By benifiting us in this country help our brothers and sistas on the continent or the rest of the african diaspora.If there was land available...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I believe that respect will nost greatly enhanced when we recognize ourselves, we Americans of unknown African ancestry, as the ethncity we are, and the ancestral nationality we have. African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
I appreciate your response, well thought out, where as I might disagree with your choices ,they are yours and I respect your viewpoint. My whole point is we should at least allow ourselves the options of building a nation for ourselves, some may want to do it here on North American Soil, others may want to repatriate, I support the choices of both. But like Israel, we deserve a land and nation of our own.I dont think it should be done by force, but the option should be on the table.
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
But like Israel, we deserve a land and nation of our own.I dont think it should be done by force, but the option should be on the table.---ZAKAR We are unique among the people of the world. We are an amalgam forced together, without choice in a containment constructed on our labor. We cannot in turn impose ourselves, arguably 70MM strong, anywhere. Our best place is this place. We earned it. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Nmaginate ·
JACO! The whole point here is that YOU GETS NOWHERE WITH YOUR FAULTY LOGIC, idiotic Circular Reasoning and Anal ABSTRACTIONS! First, foremost and ALWAYS... THE TEACHER'S INTENT IS IRRELEVANT! INTENT defines nor determines NOTHING! INTENT is not the End All, Be All of anything. As the saying goes, The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. The Teacher's INTENT is IRRELEVANT because: Put simply... whatever the two parties involved in conversation perceive the meaning of a word to be,...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Pace Tua ·
Have to agree with you on this one, EP. For the most part, colleges and universities are institutions of conformity. I say this with some insight, having worked at UCSF in administration for eleven years. In general, colleges and universities are a mirror of the values of society. And in this society, the reflection is capitalism and power. For US colleges and universities, government funding, corporate funding, private grants, and alumnae contributions, pretty much spell status quo.
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Re: The Constitution

Black Viking ·
I don't think this is true. One of the first precepts in the Constitution is the separation of church and state. The reasons for this were totally self serving. The colonists were tired of the Church (as in Church of England, which differed hardly at all from the Roman Catholic Church) influencing the rules of state, as it did so heavily in England. The idea was a complete breakaway from European conrol. The orthodoxy of Catholicism makes it very difficult for a country to experience self...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Funny how you wouldn't answer the very question that I put forth with regard to left-wing progressivism in our community AMONG BLACK PEOPLE. Here is my shot: The Black community has traditionally been bound by CULTURAL PRECEDENT. For the longest you had a mother and grandmother who warned against "Shacking" and who could read the character of a "date" that you brought home the very first time they met them. Economically, prior to our forefathers moving North we worked the land. There was a...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
 
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