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Collective Action: Chruch

‘Church’ refers to a level of complexity beyond the application of belief and faith pertaining individual practices of different religions. From a vantage point considering the collective action, the category ‘Church’ denotes an operational capacity allowing agents of the collective action the ability to transgress civil and human rights. Engrafting it aims and purposes on police, health care or educational functions of public and private entities is constrained by laws, policies and procedures that weigh risk assessments to avoid legal liabilities and injury.


Religious Aggravated Harassment The moral license of faith based collective action, however, negates the need for a risk assessment when weighing liabilities and injury because theological rationalizations sanction and in some cases, sanctifies ignoring civil and human rights when the invocation of a celestial authority and power fanatically violates the social contact that protects freedom of expression. Beneficiaries of privileged equilibriums of power suckle a synergy between faith and fascism. The nectar of Mexican Kleptocrats.

A Privileged Equilibrium of Power

The conversation continued as the car came to a stop in first position at the intersection. A distinguished looking elderly white gentleman slowly made his way into the crosswalk. Staring out of his windshield the driver’s face ceased to express anything as a gust of bad memories and raw emotions erased it.

“That motherf**ker. Wonder what he has done?” he asked himself out loud.

“Look at him. No white man reaches that age without beating down and shitting on black folks. If he hasn’t done it himself, he has benefited from someone else putting their foot on our necks.” he contemplated bitterly.

Eyes glazed with hurt and hostility stared pass the white gentleman at a past that was unfolding into the present. The stern seriousness that seized and stilled the moment created the shiver of a mood in the car. The silence of the moment was his to break. The mood was the presence of a phantom pain.

Colorblind People and the Ku Klux Klan

The discourse of difference and conflicts of difference is so impoverished that it makes a colored person looking at a picture of the Ku Klux Klan find something in it that he or she can appreciate. The Ku Klux Klan bothers to cut holes in their sheets to see what colorblind people claim does not and should not matter when it comes to the social relations of power viz., to subordination and domination in society, politics and economy.

“Moving on up”

If you want to see what has been eraced from the discourse of difference, watch Season 1, Episode 1 of the 1970’s tv sitcom “The Jeffersons”. We are no longer suppose to talk to or about ourselves the way the characters on that show confronted diversity and difference. Discussion of difference today avoids  the impoliteness that makes it possible to speak directly to difference.
Must Watch: ‘Being Bow-Racial’

(See also – Locura: 3rd World Bourgeois Trash)

High-Tech Lynching

A technocratic form of repression that propagandizes subtle and blatant forms of intolerance to buttress social, economic and political terrorism of persons whose lives have been colored by differences of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, faith, and ethnicity. It is the mechanization of monopolies of violence (the power of the state) with the aim and purpose of subjecting civil and human rights to ‘rule by law‘ as opposed to ‘rule of law‘. The scope of this repression encompasses society en masse as a means of obfuscating targeting mechanisms calibrated to vulnerabilities that are unique to lives colored by difference, poverty and various forms of imposed powerlessness.

Tale-Tale Heart (Part 1 of 3)

How do you turn a nightmare into a justification and a salient basis for ‘the dream’ of American prosperity? You flex your parental muscle and appeal to the childish mind with logic and reasoning that explains away (eRaces) the ‘boogie man’ that haunts the ‘American Dream’ as a figment of post racial imaginations that should be rebuked with happy thoughts.

Identities vs. Difference

There is some debate and discussion about what percent of communication is body language. The percentages range from sixty to ninety. Whatever the percentage this type of communication is pronounced when difference, smothered in sameness, recognizes itself. It is that raised eyebrow lifting a slight nod of heads as two blacks acknowledge each other and […]

‘Color’Labeling ‘White’ Branding

A group of sharecroppers pile into the back of a flat bed pick-up truck at the end of a fourteen hour work day that began just before dawn. Settling in for a short ride back to their shot-gun shacks a couple miles down the road, their tired silence breaks at the sound of a drawling […]

Diversity vs. Difference

Diversity has not only become a way of eRacing difference, in some cases it has become a cause to do so.  Having diversity is like that Black friend you claim when someone or something insinuates that you are racist. Being diverse is similar to having earned a tolerance merit badge that says to mixed company […]

Curriculum Vitae

Tom L. States PhD Candidate

Fields of Interest: Political Theory, International Relations, Marxist Political Economy

Research Topic: eRacism - Conflicts of Difference

Education History: Williams College, BA Political Science; New York University, MA Politics; York University PhD Candidate

Languages: English, German

Hometown: Greenwood, Mississippi

Words of Wisdom: “IT” is what you are when you are young. Your youth mistakes certainty of the few things that you think you know for knowledge of things that it takes a life time to understand. With time and a few life experiences “IT” becomes the thing you pursue to give your life meaning. Somewhere along the way of having or getting “IT” you ask yourself, ‘Is this “IT”? Panic sets in when you realize that “IT” is your life. Fear and insecurity is that feeling you get when “IT” has not been worth a life time.

Bookshelf

Harvey, David. Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference. New York: Longman, 1996.

Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin White Masks. Trans. Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. 1967.

Cancian, Francesca M. Gender Politics: Love and Power in the Private and Public Spheres. Gender and the Life Course. Ed. Alice S. Rossi. New York: Aldine, 1985.

Sand, Shlomo. The Invention of the Jewish People. New York: Verso, 2009.

Lay, Shawn. The Invisible Empire In The West: Toward a New Historical Appraisal of the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920's. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Journal

Carothers, Thomas. Think Again: Civil Society. Foreign Policy Date, (Winter: 1999-2000).

Ober, Josiah. The original meaning of "democracy": Capacity to do things, not majority rule. Princeton/Stanford Working Papers in Classics. American Political Science Association meetings, Philadelphia, (2006).