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Re: despair
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2016, 08:36:32 am »
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cross-posted from my FB because i'm just brooding over it:

I do not support the death penalty, and obviously telling a roomful of cheering people that the country is for whites alone is not on the same order as organizing industrial-scale mass murder. But after watching the video of that shitheel racist that's going around today, I have been thinking about Eichmann in Jerusalem all the same.

Here is the passage that is running through my head, Arendt's imagined speech to Eichmann as if she were the judge at his trial:

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We are concerned here only with what you did, and not with the possible noncriminal nature of your inner life and of your motives or with the criminal potentialities of those around you. You told your story in terms of a hard-luck story, and, knowing the circumstances, we are, up to a point, willing to grant you that under more favorable circumstances it is highly unlikely that you would ever have come before us or before any other criminal court. Let us assume, for the sake of argument, that it was nothing more than misfortune that made you a willing instrument in the organization of mass murder; there still remains the fact that you have carried out, and therefore actively supported, a policy of mass murder. For politics is not like the nursery; in politics obedience and Support are the same. And just as you supported and carried out a policy of not wanting to share the earth with the Jewish people and the people of a number of other nations - as though you and your superiors had any right to determine who should and who should not inhabit the world - we find that no one, that is, no member of the human race, can be expected to want to share the earth with you. This is the reason, and the only reason, you must hang.

emphasis added.
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Re: despair
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2016, 01:58:35 pm »
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(dropping the video in here, i imagine you are referring to this one)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o6-bi3jlxk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o6-bi3jlxk</a>

these people seem confused (or maybe i'm confused).. all of their nazi-germany rhetoric/symbols/language/gestures yet, proclaiming themselves as the purest of americans.. I really do not get it, one bit.

this really seems like a transformational point in american history ... these hate groups have been given a new strength, more credibility, a louder more accepted voice.

is it 2016? :o

i really worry about America's (& the world) future.... everything just "feels fucked" right now.

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Re: despair
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2016, 04:34:39 pm »
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wow, now that trump has won, other racist and supremacist groups are coming out in public and you see how much there are and look at the nazi salutes they are giving, rip america.
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Re: despair
« Reply #33 on: December 05, 2016, 01:07:16 am »
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and today, as an antidote to despair: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-lesson-from-standing-rock-organizing-and-resistance-can-win/.

had to stop reading this article halfway through to weep for a good five minutes, in gratitude and admiration for tokata iron eyes and her family and community.
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Re: despair
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2016, 12:22:15 pm »
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and today, as an antidote to despair: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-lesson-from-standing-rock-organizing-and-resistance-can-win/.

had to stop reading this article halfway through to weep for a good five minutes, in gratitude and admiration for tokata iron eyes and her family and community.


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“We are going to start in Native country. And we’re going to show the rest of the country how to live.”   


dope.

We really need this "green revolution".. If we don't do it, the earth is eventually going to "fight back". I predict earth wins. :ninja: