Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About The Radicalization of Whites?

Many of my white friends have become Radicalized What do white people got to be so angry about? ~ Chris Rock

A while back ago I spoke in great pain on how I’m losing friends fighting racism. …

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Trump Can’t Make America Great Again without Immigrants – Juan Cole

In 2016, the US birthrate fell to 59.6 births per 1,000 women, the lowest ever recorded. Birth rates rise and fall over time, so the rate may not stay stuck at that level. It seems clear, however, that white nationalists like Trump’s evil genius Steve Bannon are doomed to be disappointed if they think that white birth rates can fuel the country’s economic and demographic growth.

Birth rates tend to level off in wealthy, industrial societies. The number of children per woman falls with urbanization and rising women’s status and education. Rural birth rates are often higher. Children are free farm labor, for instance, and farmers have lots of room for a family. Farmers have no retirement fund for the most part, and lots of children will support them in their old age. In the world’s farming towns and villages, women often marry early, dropping out of school if they were ever in school in the first place. That they are poorly educated and often lacking in societal esteem means that their husbands can keep them barefoot and pregnant. I have seen these conditions in rural areas of the global South. But I’m also the grandson of Appalachian farmers and my great-aunts had 12 and even 16 children.

The countries with the highest birth rates in the world still have large rural sectors. Egypt is over 50% rural. India is an astonishing 70% rural. Although China is 40% rural, fairly high, its government instituted a one-child policy decades ago, with some success. As a result of this artificial intervention, China is now declining in population and faces the prospect of greying. Continue reading

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Left Protests While Trump Junks Obama’s Global Immigration Plan

Polls taken in 2016 show the American public strongly backs Donald Trump’s dramatic immigration policy change, which says the United States will revive the traditional practice of excluding migrants hostile to Americans’ civic society and constitutional traditions.

That’s the dramatic policy change — not Trump’s other curbs on Muslim refugee inflow — which has caused a dramatic wave of TV-magnified protests by left-wing, Islamic and Latino groups. 

Trump is doing what American voters prefer. In June 2015, for example, a poll showed that 56 percent of Americans want to exclude migrants who believe in Islam’s sharia law, which requires that democracy and civic norms by subordinated the Islamic scriptures. In contrast, only about 20 percent of Americans told the pollster that they did not oppose the immigration of people who believe in sharia law. Continue reading

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Dont normalise Hate!

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70.5% of the 193 UN member nations recognise the State of Palestine http://aje.io/x79m

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India’s High Court Favors Nationalism Over Democracy – Noah Feldman

India’s constitutional democracy has always struggled to tame the country’s religious and caste divisions, especially during elections. The Supreme Court of India has now issued an important ruling that makes things worse, not better.

On the surface, the court struck a blow for religious neutrality, holding that referring to religion or caste in a race for office will disqualify the results. In reality, the decision delivered a gift to the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party at the expense of India’s minority faiths and castes. That’s especially worrisome in our present historical moment, when nationalist parties are challenging free democratic speech around the world. Continue reading

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Palestinian child detainee has leg amputation after being hit by an Israeli jeep

16-year-old Palestinian detainee Sharif Khanfar is being held in Afula’s Ha’emek Hospital and has had a below-knee amputation, due to an injury sustained after being hit by an Israeli jeep near a flying checkpoint in Jenin on 3 January 2017. According to Addameer’s attorney legally representing the child, the 16-year-old was with three friends riding a Vespa motorcycle, when Israeli forces apprehended them for allegedly planning a ramming attack. Sharif and his family members are shocked by the incident which resulted in the loss of a leg, and deny the claims of the Israeli army that the boys intended to carry out an attack.

Sharif was arrested on the day of the incident and then transferred to Ha’emek Hospital, where he was visited by Addameer’s attorney yesterday (9 January 2017). Sharif’s next court hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, 12 January 2017 in Salem Military Court.

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