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The eRace War

If you are reading this, you have seen, heard, read and or met an advocate of imposing the private passions of a ‘closed group’ on the general public. The number one thing thwarting their efforts is a general public organized around principles that undermined them. The key aspect at this moment in the evolution of intolerance is the determination and the desire of right wing extremist to shred the democratic processes that sustain the body politic incubating threats to their way of life. Their way of life can only be preserved and protected by eradicating ways of life and pursuits of happiness appertaining the life and lives coloured by difference. To save us from ourselves and the freedom for which they say they fight, when will more than a hand full of them be willing to give your way of life for their ‘God and Country’?

Marriage: Equality and Equity

Christian Jihadist must be made to understand that there can be no freedom of religion unless there is freedom from religion. The threats posed by self-righteous religious zealots to liberty and pursuits of happiness arise from a belief in “God” that is stronger than an experience of “Him”. In other words, their faith is more grounded in the things that they impeach rather than the overall message they feign to preach.

Gay Scarecrows

In a campaign ad titled ‘Straw’ appearing at the end of the video clip below, Nathan Deal, candidate for governor of Georgia, uses gays as scarecrows to discourage voters from considering his opponent. Where his opponent speaks for herself in the video, there is little to recommend her. That she lost her bid to run for governor of Georgia to Nathan Deal is no loss to the interests of ‘difference.’

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).