If you have Instagram and you can watch this, it is hilarious, enlightening, and represents probably most human beings on the planet so far is how people approach living and thinking.
Ive never been to Mount Rushmore. And ive only seen picutres of it here and there in my life.
But the latest Trump nonsense story got me to look at it again…
Look at those pictures.
That monument is totally disgusting.
It really disgusts me.
It offends me in so many ways. Really.
What a beautiful landscape. Ruined by vanity. Conceived by a moron , and we revere it as patriotic; it’s more like idiotic.
A pure symbol of what is most putrid of humanity. And it’s not the figures; I’m not indicting the presidents. It’s the plain sight of destruction and imposition. Like a gaping wound in the scene.
Seriously; we should dynamite the thing. It would be more beautiful.
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Y. Davis My rating: 4 of 5 stars Despite the important gains of antiracist social movements over the last half …Review: Are Prisons Obsolete?
Using carbon-capturing rocks to counteract climate change? Promising, but lots of uncertainties remain: “How green sand could capture billions of …“In every grain of sand there is the story of the earth”*…
Two internet Facebook memes keep popping up from my well-intentioned friends and family members regarding the current race protests happening in …some lives matter more…
A city with a relatively progressive image and reform-minded police is grappling with a brutal death in police custody — and why it took so long to become public.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/us/carlos-ingram-lopez-death-tucson-police.html
we have a far worse race problem than the United StatesCanada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s.
————— Systemic racism is intentional. I wonder when the discipline of philosophy itself Will look at its Systemic intentional racism. I mean, it is the philosophers Who started using “intention“ as a justification for subjective agency.
Even as philosophers argued for the essential justice involved in being intentionally aware and active, the subject justified in itself for whatever it comes upon for whatever it’s able to think…
…We know now that the crucial component of intentionality is actually responsibility. It is not merely that a subject is ontologically justified in its ability. We are seeing more and more that this “natural ability“ is racist, tends to promote one group over the other and in fact in, our world has directed all systems based upon this notion of “natural ontology” to make exclusion as a “natural” blind spot for the intensional purpose of making one group (White) superior to every other group.
I am asking just how the notion of reason itself might be a systemic enforcer. For the identity which arises through conventional reflection upon thinking, automatically assumes that its reasoning is neutral and able to come overcome any bias of itself through reflecting upon itself. That is the definition of whiteness; that is the definition of systemic racism. As though the subject exists outside of ideological enforcement, as though indeed the subject, the human thinker, is communing with some ethical source, some pristine essential goodness, that arises outside of the ideological system.
The ethical retort to Black Lives Matter, ie All Lives Matter, expresses an attitude that should be. It is an idealism. The issue is not that all lives do not matter. The issue is that when we look at what occurs through all social and economic sectors, black people, and people of color in general, are not mattering. Indeed, systemically, black lives are worth less than white lives. This is actuality.
The problem is in the color blindness which accompanies human idealism. This idealism is, In fact and actually, whiteness.
It is the deliberate act of turning ones view away from what is actually occurring toward the way things should be.
This reliance upon what should be is a way of avoiding that things are not what they should be, and relying upon the status quo as the “common sense” way of getting us to where we should be. What this means most often is a return to what was.
In order for black lives to matter we have to stop repeating what was as an ethical goal.
On a more philosophical note: Hegel (but Western Philosophy in general) is the philosophy of systemic whiteness Because he asserts reason as something that every human being should have.
But, in actuality, there is no traversal across a common category. In other words: not all human beings have an ability to reason as the manner Hegel assumes of the common human being.
It is not that all humans can reason sensibly; it is that as we proceed, we do not know which ones will be able to, so we act as though everyone can and does.
Typically, modern humans project our ideas upon the world and judge it by our intension, Instead of encountering the world for what it actually is and adjusting our view accordingly.