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A Race To Nowhere

S AN AFRICAN AMERICAN, I'm amazed at how Obama has hookedwinked so many whites. There is a wealth of factual data out there, from his books, speeches, associations and even his wife's comments including her Princeton paper, that this guy has a large disdain for white people. Notwithstanding the fact that his mother was white. Do whites feel so guilty about our history as a nation that they will overlook these obvious facts and vote this deviant into office. America may not be perfect but show me another nation that would not like to be like us or people who...

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The Arc Of Superficial Praise

Strange news off the wires today. A blogger known as Max Publius writes of his own amazement in learning that the esteemed "The Color Purple" author Alice Walker has publically endorsed the anti-Islamic book "Infidels" penned by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who in her writings and eloquent interviews and speeches is beseeching the West to tackle this global jihad phenomenon seriously all the while busy ducking death threats made against her from the self-appointed Islamic thugs in the Netherlands (where her colleague, filmmaker Theo van Gogh was assassinated) and elsewhere who are actively pursuing her for daring to speak out against...


Questions Of Race In Europe

hether one wishes to admit it or not, most of the Muslims who threaten the West with violence, lethargy, and all sorts of agitation in between, are of African or Asian descent. It also appears that the mainstream parties of Europe or, should we say, the established political parties, are the culprits who are always making the issues of immigration and integration about race. Geert Wilders manages to make the political case against militant Islam without littering the linguistic landscape with the hubris of racist groups but nevertheless, he himself is called a racist by the mainstream parties. This is...


Short Circuiting Presumptions

Originally published Sep 16, 1999 did not reply to Joseph, but will make a point of it here. To quote Joseph: As Blake says in "Marriage of Heaven and Hell," opposition is true friendship. Certainly some of these ideas we have encountered are painful—and problematic—but they do have their value, especially the ideas of Althusser. Your response reminds me of Zizek's book "The Sublime Object of Ideology," in which he (following Althusser and Lacan) emphasizes the invisibility of ideology. He claims that while we believe we are outside of ideology, that we understand our own positioning, we understand only an...