Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Truth About George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin



This is the most thorough breakdown of all the availible facts I've encountered so far. 

Here's the after trial video: http://youtu.be/NF0d12WtIRs 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Are we done believing in that Patriarchy Bullshyt, yet?


Ran across this on Tumblr today:

Patriarchy (the “gender binary” as we’d call it) makes no sense as a system if one posits that it was created by and for men, enforced and perpetuated by men, and universally fucks women over. Literally, it reads more like raving lunatics talking about the Illuminati than a sensible social theory; it requires men to simultaneously be preternaturally organized, intelligent and cunning, yet so stupid that they couldn’t manage to end up better-off than the people they were supposedly oppressing. It requires men to have been able to communicate across continents before we’d even figured out how to sail, and to have “oppressed” women for longer than most religions have existed. As some have pointed out, if there were a single argument supporting the idea that women are inherently inferior, patriarchy theory would be it. It posits that men have successfully oppressed women since basically forever, up until the point where they voluntarily started changing things because women asked nicely.” 

-PermutationOfNinjas

Also, the same blogger has a good breakdown of why Patriarchy Theory doesn't work:

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Preach the TRUTH, Brother!


“You are convinced that no matter what I preach...say..or do... ain't nothin' in the world is gonna convince you that George Zimmerman is not guilty. But you're wrong. And the only reason you think that way is because you're Black. Because you see, you see the world not through the blood of Jesus. You see the world through your Black eyes. You have no changed yet. You're black before you are Christian. Your Blackness is greater than your religion.”

Right on. I might add "greater than your adherence to Presumption of Innocence."

The only place Pastor Manning is wrong is his bit about Marijuana. The Skittles and Arizona Watermelon Juice is often used to make the drug known as Purple Drank. That is more likely the source of Trayvon Martin's paranoid behavior.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Book of Acts and Corporate Capitalist Politics

Read your Bible. It'll make a social misfit out of ya~!



Here's a little insight into how some of my daily devotions in Scripture goes. (No, I don't keep an actual Journal!) Not always. But when confronted with the basic selfishness of people, one can become quite a curmudgeon from reading The Bible. It's a wonderfully Anti-humanistic tract that puts all politicizing in it's place!

Btw, I'm currently going through the New Testament in a Year plan on Bible Gateway. The daily emails are in NIV, but I actually read the passages in NT Wright's Kingdom New Testament. I'm stil struggling to know where I stand on a couple of his translation choices. It may not be a good one to use for daily readings for that reason. But I'm already in it, so I'll stick with it for now. Maybe Wright will tidy up some things in future editions? 

After that, I hope to use the Old Testament in Two Years plan on Youversion.com. My hope is to go through the entire Bible consistently over and over again for as long as I'm still a-breathin'!

FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T READ THE NOTES IN THE MARGINS:

(In order)


1. "Industry sees a threat to Capitalist profits."

2. "Stirring up the labor forces!"
3. "The Mission of Yahweh threatens to break the bonds of the 'Artemis ad industry" over their minds..."
4. "Public Opinion is rallied on behalf of industry."
5. "Racist assumptions in the mix!"