‘Vintage white rage’: Why the riots were about the perceived loss of white power


The actions of supposed Trump supporters in Washington DC and their invasion of the US Capitol building and wanton destruction of areas within the building are a blight on Society.

These rioters or more correctly terrorists, feel they have lost or losing the right of white supremacy, but, in reality this assumed right should never have been there. In fact, supremacy of any racial element should never be allowed, for we all have a right to life and be respected in any country in which we reside. Colour, gender, religion, ethnicity and any other areas should not have a right to have power over others.

People have to learn to live together and that no one should have any supremacy over others.

The white settlers who populated what is now known as America, used their superior power to overcome the Native Americans and this again was not right, for the white settlers invaded any other country and did not respect the original inhabitants.

But this was at a time of Colonial power, when the Western Colonial powers used the superior fire power to invade and suppress the native in habitants of many countries, which they believed were inferior. But they were not inferior, but different and that should never be an excuse to discriminate against others.

With the forthcoming President Elect Joe Biden this is an opportunity for all Americans to show they can respect each other and be able to live together for the good of each other and America. In doing this they will set a good example to others in other counties of this World and by doing so, will show that America is Great, but not Great Again, for they were never Great only assumed Great due to the abuse of power they exerted on others.

The isolationism shown by Trump is and never was Great for America, but by showing respect for each other Great can be said.

Lets all embrace togetherness and do not look on the bad examples of the past on the way to live now. The past can never be changed, now and the future can be.

 

 

Source: ‘Vintage white rage’: Why the riots were about the perceived loss of white power

‘A narcissistic travesty’: critics savage Trump’s Independence Day jamboree | US news | The Guardian


When Donald Trump holds an Independence Day celebration with fireworks, flyovers and battle tanks at the heart of American democracy on the Fourth of July, critics fear that he will be unable to resist turning it into a vainglorious and politically divisive campaign rally.

They are also demanding that the US president foot the bill for any damage caused to Washington’s roads, bridges and monuments by his “authoritarian-style” display of military pomp.

The US president will deliver an Independence Day speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, which honours the president who won the civil war and helped end slavery and was the site of civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech a century later.

The Rev William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, tweeted: “Trump is creating a spectacle of tanks & missiles on the National Mall where the great protests for civil & human rights have been held at a time when 140 million Americans are poor & low income. He thinks this is the sign of strength, but it’s a damn narcissistic travesty.”

Trump was in exuberant mood about the event on social media on Wednesday.

“It will be the show of a lifetime!” he tweeted.

 

Source: ‘A narcissistic travesty’: critics savage Trump’s Independence Day jamboree | US news | The Guardian

Why Washington DC Turns Its Back on Saudi Brutality – and Blames Everything on Iran


WIRE BUZZ | Al-Nimr’s crime was calling for an end to the vicious institutional discrimination of Shi’ites, and he paid the ultimate price.

Source: Why Washington DC Turns Its Back on Saudi Brutality – and Blames Everything on Iran

Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Not Without Controversy


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The U.S. Postal Service honored poet, civil rights activist, and author Maya Angelou with a commemorative Forever Stamp on Tuesday at Warner Theater in Washington D.C. Angelou died last May at age 86.

The audience was not spared from the widespread power outage that plagued the District. In dramatic fashion, the lights cut out abruptly during Oprah Winfrey’s tribute to the late poet.

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After announcing plans to immortalize Angelou in February, the government agency unveiled the stamp in early March, showcasing artist Ross Rossin’s 2013 oil painting of Angelou from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.

The stamp includes a quote by Angelou that says, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” The Washington Post reports that there’s been some controversy about the origins and attribution of this quote, which appears in Joan Walsh Anglund’s 1967 book, “A Cup of Suns.”

 Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Stamp image
Dr. Maya Angelou Forever Stamp image