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At dinner, I learned more about corruption + racism built into society by our masters. A book we discussed (Zinn) was used as part of this "Left" resource's bibliography. I had to share. [A thread]

@BlackSocialists - thoughts on this resource?

historyisaweapon.com/indextrue.html
It very simply lays out the case that we are all being controlled. It covers hidden history of the United States including their (and, due to the systems created by our masters, our) racism. 

#racism #systemicracism #history
If you haven't been in school for a while (or are in a terrible school), some of the words might trip you up. Dictionary.com and Wikipedia.org are two good resources to help you.
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This is the 1st public statement I made to Family on 10/22/17, exactly 1yr after I started remembering the abuse & 7 months after leaving w/out notice. It was my Grandma Mary's birthday. I said aloud to her "You can RIP now, Grandma. I got this." Then I started to #SayBraveThings
I was amazed that literally NO ONE responded. The silence was deafening (sound familiar?) In hindsight I realize they were stunned & unsure of what I remembered. At the time, I knew the only way to make myself safe & get them to back off was to #SayBraveThings & name them.
Over the next 6 weeks, I endured a slew of slanderous, vitriolic attacks from so-called "friends" who cycled through every psychopathic manipulation tactic in the book. Unfortunately for the them, the truth is the truth, & this behavior only revealed their own deceitful nature.
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Did Africans sell Africans into the Slave Trade? #Slavery

This is what the @gwucolumbian says to exculpate White Depravity.

historynewsnetwork.org/article/41431

George Washington, First US president, was a slaveholder. As were the Columbians who founded Washington DC.
No one reasonable expects a University, named after George Washington, to keep history that unequivocally puts the White man at blame for #slavery.

Hence this excuse that "During this era, Africans and Europeans stood together as equals, companions in commerce and profit".
Indeed, the first question off the top of the head is: so, when did these 'equals' in commerce and profit turn into full humans on one hand and 3/5ths of a human on the other?

Can you see the folly in this history? Westerners have never seen Africans as equals. And, in 1750?
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.@Nestle Doesn't Deserve Your Hard-Earned Money: a thread
They have been offered a 3 year permit to continue pumping water out of the #SanBernardino National Forest—one of the worst drought regions in the world. In 2016, Nestle took 32 million gallons of water from wells and tunnels in the forest. latimes.com/business/la-fi…
.@Nestle—who continues to market itself as "sustainable"—has failed to submit its report on the "sustainability" of the #conflictpalmoil they use in their products. reuters.com/article/us-nes…
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#NewQ #QAnon 🚨
Jun 28 2018 11:22:02 (EST) #1619
Why are they trying to ‘normalize’ this?
nypost.com/2018/03/05/fac…
What is coming?
Do they really believe this will EVER be swallowed?
Will the progressive LEFT defend and support these actions once those guilty are brought to LIGHT?
qanon.pub

#NewQ ALERT 🚨🚨🚨
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UNFAITHFUL SHEPHERDS

"Many years ago, the then president of The National Council of Churches warned that the danger of the great religious awakening taking place in our country, might become fanatical and be carried into our political and business life!
"Perhaps this was a fair assessment, that is, if you conflate #Christian #Zionism with religious awakening. Unfortunately, these "fanatical" #Evangelicals have 0 faith in the #Christian religion to which they give empty lip service--while paying homage to those who hate #Christ.
"For lack of faith in the actual #Bible, #Evangelicals make Scofield’ Notes, (Scofield! A drunkard and a con-man allied with the Satanist, Darby) --#Evangelicals have turned Scofield’s NOTES into a DIABOLICAL FORCE in our #national life.
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THE WATCHMAN

[...] "The watchman’s task has always been a thankless one.
"There are treacherous fifth column elements, who are really working for the #defeat of the #nation, at the hands of its enemies.
"These subversive elements readily gain and hold the #public’s ear, because they soothingly tell the people what they want to hear. Go back to sleep, no danger can come, and there is nothing you can do.
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Thread. Last month I published an article about how resistance within slavery needs to be something we center in social studies classes
#historyed #sschat #socialstudies #slavery #slaveryarchive
It's in The History Teacher, but they don't publish online until 6-12 months after the paper copy, so - what with #SlaveryWasAChoice trending & last month's @splcenter @Tolerance_org survey & articles - I'm tweeting through it here
Basically, my argument is that we need to represent the PERSONHOOD of enslaved people - and that doing so means recognizing that *they resisted in countless ways* that go far beyond the narrow textbook renderings of self-liberation/escape & uprising (although those are important)
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So, let me do a bit of story time on @KanyeWest, since he thinks he's out of The Sunken Place. And I can't thank @JordanPeele enough for his metaphor.
*stirs tea in teacup*.
I have a confession. The only reason why I am not mad at @KanyeWest right now is because I have held a petty grudge against him for many years because he had a mother with a Ph.D. who taught Literature at Chicago State University, yet he named his first album, "College Dropout."
I did not mean to hold the grudge that long; but it just continued because of everything I would feel every single time I saw that album and thought about not only his Mother but everything at Chicago State University, home of the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writer's Conference.
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#QAlert 4/23/18 This will be my THREAD for all of #Q's posts for Monday, April 23, 2018. Wake up! Happy Hunting! Armenia, NK freed, Order important, Happening now, World is Awakening Iran next and more! Let's Go!

@POTUS #QAnon #QAnonPosts #GreatAwakening #ItsHappening #MAGA
#QAlert 4/23/18 Post 1241- YUGE post here.
Reminder.
Iran is next.
Marker.
CLAS - Sec 11A P 2.2.
“Installments.”
$250B.
Jan 1.
Jun 1.
No inspection @ GZ NR sites.
No missile tech prevention.
Load carrying.
ICBM.

MORE
@POTUS #QAnon #QAnonPosts #GreatAwakening #ItsHappening #MAGA
#QAlert 4/23/18 Post 1242

Do you believe?
The world is awakening.
aljazeera.com/amp/news/2018/…
Coincidence?
Q
@POTUS #QAnon #QAnonPosts #GreatAwakening #ItsHappening #MAGA
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Thread: I have #dwarfism.

I knew who the Seven #Dwarfs were by the age of ten.

I knew who Mini Me was by 13. 

I was 31 when I learned who Benjamin Lay was. 

This is important. Please read and RT. 

1/
Born in England 1682, Benjamin Lay was among the first known radical abolitionists. 

He was fearless, compassionate, and principled. 

He was also a #dwarf

2/
A "living stick of dynamite", Benjamin Lay was "one of the very first to call for the abolition of slavery".

He wrote one of the world's first abolitionist books - calling for the church to cast out slave owners.

3/
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A thread of excerpts from #MLK books, speeches, essays and sermons. On today, the 50th anniversary of the day he was assassinated, learn about #MartinLutherKingJr, and his thoughts on relevant issues, from King. From ‘Beyond Vietnam’... #MLK50Forward
#MLK on the connection between #slavery, #racism and #policebrutality. From his book, ‘Why We Can’t Wait.’ #MLK50Forward #MartinLutherKingJr
From #MLK’s last book, ‘Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community.?’ #TripleEvils #Racism #Materialism #Militarism #WorldHouse #MLK50Forward
#MartinLutherKingJr
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1) #NicolasSarkozy was #France’s president 2007-2012, was arrested & is being questioned about his illegally financed campaign by #Gaddafi in #Libya, some backstory.

How did Sarkozy go from accepting #illegal cash to advocating overthrow?

#QAnon #Corruption @POTUS #FRA #LeMonde
2) A total of $50m was funneled. And it wasn't done via wire transfer. Franco-Lebanese businessman Ziad Takkiedine claims he carried suitcases full of cash in 2006 and 2007.

$50m is double the legal campaign limit in France.

timesofisrael.com/ex-french-pres…

#QAnon #TheStormIsHere
3) This story is not new. Here is an article from it back in 2014.

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

#Sarkozy is a corrupt #swamp rat. He's been dogged by corruption claims forever. A simple search will show a laundry list.

#qanon #DrainTheSwamp #France #Corruption
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Early Signs of Trouble - A History of #WhiteSupremacy at First Baptist Church (Dallas).

How a #Dallas church with a history of oppposing civil rights for African Americans formed a long and toxic relationship with the Republican Party. #maga #blackconservatives #BlackTwitter
“In 1956, the Supreme Court had recently struck down school segregation in the Brown v. Board of Education case. President Eisenhower had sponsored sweeping civil rights legislation.”
Dr. King was organizing bus boycotts. Pressure was building against segregation across the South. At that time, there may have been no more influential figure in the Southern Baptist Convention than W.A. Criswell, the pastor of the enormous First Baptist Church in Dallas.
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Being overly defensive about an issue automatically makes you biased in your analysis. Denying that #racism is a problem in #Libya is wrong. It is a problem in most if not all societies.
Nevertheless, claiming #slavery is a direct symptom of racism is worse.
Slavery, although motivated by racism, was abolished through legal reform. Racism was not abolished and most probably won't be.
It is 'logical' that in the absence of rule of law & the presence of policies that negatively disrupt migratory flows, slavery COULD reemerge. #Libya
The solution to #migration and #slavery therefore involves tackling different dimensions:
- Short-term: policy changes acknowledging #EU's interception at sea is illegal
- Medium-term: improving #Libya's economic & security capacity as transit state
- Long-term: tackling racism
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Thread. How bad is most K-12 teaching about #slavery? In 2010 I attended a conference session on "best practices." Tweeting their slides now
Before I get started, let me say this presentation was given by Ts with a Teaching American History grant for $1M. Was extremely disturbing
First, they consistently asked students to identify with enslavers. Check out this writing prompt - does not ask for moral engagement
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