“Shithole countries”

Courtesy of National Park Service, Nez Perce National Historical Park
Chief Joseph died in 1904 on the Colville Reservation in Washington. His doctor said he died of a broken heart.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.

Once again I predicted the future when I said this a few posts back – before Trump said Africans were from “shithole countries”.

“The Mad King of Nebraska is out to destroy California with the help of the Corn-fed Children of Christian Cringle. You know who I am talking about, those White Nordic Folks who believe there is only enough room on God’s Holy Mantle to hang their Christmas stockings – for them! This is what Rena meant by nothing there, there – for me!

Here is one of them blessing the Pipeline of Holy Jesus that is going to cut a swath of holy goodness across Nebraska bringing tons of Trickle Down Blessings to The Chosen Ones.

“I love these shiny pipes! I think this Russian thing is a lot of bullshit! Those Leftist Pinkos in California don’t want to see me strike it rich! But, I got Jesus on my side. The Son of God wants to see me prosper. Obama just wanted black people to get ahead.”

I may have found Rena’s ancestors who came to America from Denmark. Many Americans came here to get away from the shitty places they were born, and the shithead leaders who oppressed them, quite often turning their nations into shitholes – out of pride! Boastful Leaders full of pride have never done anyone any good. Read your history. Rena was born Irene Victoria Christensen. There is a Victoria Irene Christensen in this tree.

http://www.ingenweb.org/innewton/Christenson%20Family%20%28March%202013%29PDF.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Børglum_Abbey

Hans Christian Andersen wrote a version of the old folk legend ‘The Bishop of Borglum and his Men’ which recounts the murder of Bishop of Borglum, Oluf Glob, and several companions by his nephew, Jens Glob, in front of the altar at Hvidebjerg Church on Thy Island in 1206.

https://www.geni.com/people/Mads-Christian-Christensen-Udv-til-Nebraska-1879/6000000047121188847

Christen Christensen Hansen

Birthdate:

circa 1833

Birthplace:

Denmark

Death:

Immediate Family:

Husband of Mette Marie Hansen
Father of Mads Christian Christensen (Udv til Nebraska 1879) and Søren Christian Christensen (Udv til Nebraska 1891)

I was going to post on ‘The Cornfed Children of Christian Cringle’ but wanted to present my movie about Rena who took pride in being a “red-neck” woman. That she misspells redneck, told me she was bullshittng me. Again, I wondered what-the-fuck is going on with that woman, my confounding American Muse, who has become my Canary in the mine. Many things are telling me the world is coming to an end. We have crossed the line, and, it is only going to get worse. Trump’s trip to Britain has been called off. He has been ruled uncivilized. He has been asked to apologize. He has taken millions – hostage!

Even though Priests of the British Isles saw their young white perishoners raped and hauled off to the Nordic Lands, I doubt any of them said;

“Fuck those violent assholes from those “shithead countries”!

The Normans would invade England and colonise it. The Celtic cosmology was replaced. Many of Britain kings could trace their lineage to those shithole countries.

Chief Joseph was one of the most eloquent men that ever walked the earth. He was an American Leader. His people lived in toepees and huts. They did not go to college, nor did they buy and sell deeds of land like white folks did. The people from shithole countries invaded his country. I doubt Joseph ever used swear words to discibe these invaders that took everything from his people he described as being like “deer”.

“We were like deer. They were like grizzly bears.”

The West series goes into much detail about the greedy whites that went berserk after gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill. striking it rich, making a killing, was now the National Proposition, over the idea that we are all created equal.  The Native Americans did not understand having money. The Republican pundits are making excuses for Trump, saying he only wants ambitious people to migrate to Gold Land, and cause all Americans to have more money. Consider ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and the roadblocks the Highway Patrol set up on the California border to keep the Oakies out after the Dust Bowl rendered them these farmers the poorest white folks on earth.

The Norse employed Beserkers in battle, a name that means “bear-shirt”. They got drunk on mead, and went crazy on the enemy. Alcohol was a weapon the white men used against ‘The Deer People’.  Trump is acting and speaking like a Drunk!  Is he drinking, and growing out of control? He wanted a lock on his door. Is he doing drugs?

In the opening scene of Gladiator we see a Berserker. Why aren’t we titling Italy, Japan, and Germany “shithole countries”? They made up The Axis, who declared war on the United States, and killed many of us. We spent a trillion dollars putting them down after they threatened to come into our nation – after conquering it! Mussolini, Hitler, and the Emperor of Japan would have killed off what was left of the Nez Perce and Sioux. Every Native American knew this.

Here is what that shithead did to Germany. He turned it into a shithole – with the help of the Whitest of the White! What stupid assholes.

Jon Presco

Invasions of the British Isles have occurred throughout history. Various sovereign states within the territorial space that constitutes the British Isles were invaded several times; by the Romans, Germanic peoples, Vikings and Norsemen that came from Sweden Denmark and Norway, the French and the Dutch. This page covers invasions from 2000 BC up to the Glorious Revolution in 1688.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasions_of_the_British_Isles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/donald-trump-visit-to-london-called-off-amid-fears-of-mass-protests/ar-AAuA0rr?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

 

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday.

The comments left lawmakers taken aback, according to people familiar with their reactions. Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed cutting the visa lottery program by 50 percent and prioritizing countries already in the system, a White House official said.

A White House spokesman defended Trump’s position on immigration without directly addressing Trump’s remarks.

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“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement issued after The Washington Post first reported Trump’s remarks. “. . .Like other nations that have merit-based immigration, President Trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation.”

In the infancy of the Trump presidency, a new community defense network is espousing anti-racist and anti-capitalist politics to build coalitions in cities, small towns, and rural areas across America.

For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had found gold in the mountains around the land of the Winding Water. They stole a great many horses from us and we could not get them back because we were Indians. The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of our cattle. Some white men branded our young cattle so they could claim them. We had no friends who would plead our cause before the law councils. It seemed to me that some of the white men in Wallowa were doing these things on purpose to get up a war. They knew we were not stong enough to fight them. I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed. We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were mistaken. The white men would not let us alone. We could have avenged our wrongs many times, but we did not. Whenever the Government has asked for help against other Indians we have never refused. When the white men were few and we were strong we could have killed them off, but the Nez Perce wishes to live at peace.

On account of the treaty made by the other bands of the Nez Perce the white man claimed my lands. We were troubled with white men crowding over the line. Some of them were good men, and we lived on peaceful terms with them, but they were not all good. Nearly every year the agent came over from Lapwai and ordered us to the reservation. We always replied that we were satisfied to live in Wallowa. We were careful to refuse the presents or annuities which he offered.

Through all the years since the white man came to Wallowa we have been threatened and taunted by them and the treaty Nez Perce. They have given us no rest. We have had a few good friends among the white men, and they have always advised my people to bear these taunts without fighting. Our young men are quick tempered and I have had great trouble in keeping them from doing rash things. I have carried a heavy load on my back ever since I was a boy. I learned then that we were but few while the white men were many, and that we could not hold our own with them. We were like deer. They were like grizzly bears. We had a small country. Their country was large. We were contented to let things remain as the Great Spirit Chief made them. They were not; and would change the mountains and rivers if they did not suit them.

Berserkers – bear warriors[edit]

It is proposed by some authors that the berserkers drew their power from the bear and were devoted to the bear cult, which was once widespread across the northern hemisphere.[6][9] The berserkers maintained their religious devotions despite their fighting prowess, as the Svarfdæla saga tells of a challenge to single-combat that was postponed by a berserker until three days after Yule.[5] The bodies of dead berserkers were laid out in bearskins prior to their funeral rites.[10] The bear-warrior symbolism survives to this day in the form of the bearskin caps worn by the guards of the Danish and British monarchs,[5] the Royal Life Guards and the Queen’s Guard.

In battle, the berserkers were subject to fits of frenzy. They would howl like wild beasts, foamed at the mouth, and gnawed the iron rim of their shields. According to belief, during these fits they were immune to steel and fire, and made great havoc in the ranks of the enemy. When the fever abated they were weak and tame. Accounts can be found in the sagas.[2]

To “go berserk” was to “hamask”, which translates as “change form”, in this case, as with the sense “enter a state of wild fury”. One who could transform as a berserker was typically thought of as “hamrammr” or “shapestrong”.[11]:126 For example, the band of men that go with Skallagrim in Egil’s Saga to see King Harald about his brother Thorolf’s murder are described as “the hardest of men, with a touch of the uncanny about a number of them…they [were] built and shaped more like trolls than human beings”. This has sometimes been interpreted as the band of men being “hamrammr”, though there is no major consensus.[12][13]

Úlfhéðnar – wolf warriors[edit]

Wolf warriors appear among the legends of the Indo-Europeans, Turks, Mongols, and North American Indians.[14] The Germanic wolf-warriors have left their trace through shields and standards that were captured by the Romans and displayed in the armilustrium in Rome.[15]

The Úlfhéðnar (singular Úlfheðinn), another term associated with berserkers, mentioned in the Vatnsdæla saga, Haraldskvæði and the Völsunga saga, were said to wear the pelt of a wolf when they entered battle.[16] Úlfhéðnar are sometimes described as Odin‘s special warriors: “[Odin’s] men went without their mailcoats and were mad as hounds or wolves, bit their shields…they slew men, but neither fire nor iron had effect upon them. This is called ‘going berserk’.”[11]:132 In addition, the helm-plate press from Torslunda depicts (below) a scene of Odin with a berserker—”a wolf skinned warrior with the apparently one-eyed dancer in the bird-horned helm, which is generally interpreted as showing a scene indicative of a relationship between berserkgang… and the god Odin[17]“—with a wolf pelt and a spear as distinguishing features.[18]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redneck

The term redneck is a derogatory term chiefly used for a rural poor white person of the Southern United States.[1][2] Its usage is similar in meaning to cracker (especially regarding Georgia, Texas,[1] and Florida), hillbilly (especially regarding Appalachia and the Ozarks),[3] and white trash (but without the last term’s suggestions of immorality).[4][5][6]

By the 1970s, the term had become offensive slang, and its meaning had expanded to mean bigoted, loutish, and opposed to modern ways.[7]

redneck

noun

1.

an uneducated white farm laborer, especially from the South.

2.

a bigot or reactionary, especially from the rural working class.

adjective

3.

Also, red-necked. narrow, prejudiced, or reactionary:

a redneck attitude.

Synonyms: biased, narrow-minded, intolerant.

Antonyms: fair-minded, open-minded, broad-minded, tolerant, unbiased, impartial.

Donald Trump has backed off the idea of visiting Britain next month to open the new US embassy in London amid fears of mass protests.

Government sources suggested that Washington had signalled that secretary of state Rex Tillerson would instead open the multimillion-pound embassy.

Theresa May invited Trump for a state visit when she became the first world leader to visit the president in the White House a year ago.

With activists pledging to stage mass protests and MPs determined not to give the president the opportunity to address parliament, no date for a state visit has been set

Instead, it had been expected that Trump would make a brief, less formal “working visit” next month, to cut the ribbon on the $1bn (£750m) embassy in Nine Elms, south-west London, and hold meetings with May.

Officials had been examining plans for the president to meet the Queen, without the pomp of a full-blown state banquet, with the attendant risk of disruptive protests.

However, even that more modest plan now appears to have been abandoned for the time being.

Relations with the controversial president hit a low late last year when May criticised his decision to retweet material posted by the far right extremist group, Britain First.

Redneck Revolt recruits predominantly poor and working class white people away from reactionary politics. The organization advances an analysis of their class condition and white supremacy’s role in upholding the wealth and privilege of a small, white elite.

Redneck Revolt inserts themselves into overwhelmingly white spaces—NASCAR races, gun shows, flea markets in rural communities, and country music concerts—to offer a meaningful alternative to the white supremacist groups who often also recruit in those spaces.

The organization’s growing membership comes as media pundits, the Democratic Party, and the United States’ relatively small socialist parties all grapple with how to address the plight of working class white Americans in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

“Economic anxiety,” a term presented by the media to defend Trump’s ascension, has become an internet meme for acts of racial terror. Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance has been paraded around to defend and mythologize the travails of working class white Republican voters.

Establishment liberals debate whether these people, particularly in red states, are worth reaching out to at all. They find the ease with which they embrace nativism, social conservatism, and racism might threaten a liberal voting coalition that includes people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community.

Yet the American historical context that animates the Republican Party-working class white alliance is often absent. The historical failure of neoliberalism to present sustainable pathways out of poverty or a meaningful safety net for American workers is scarcely contemplated.

It is unfair to let poor white people off the hook for their lack of solidarity with the rest of the working class. But it is only through engagement, recognition of the failures of both political parties, and organizing for a more radically unified working class politic that these issues can be overcome.

Historically small socialist organizations like Democratic Socialists of America have gained some traction promoting socialist, or more progressive liberal, politics in the wake of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential bid, but Redneck Revolt is not  prescriptive in regards to how to confront the inequities of the capitalist state.

“We don’t have some grand plan for how we want to remake the world. We’re tackling a specific problem, which is white supremacy, which we find to be built into capitalism,” said Pittsburgh Redneck Revolt organizer Shaun who, along with Mitch, spoke with Shadowproof about their organizing with Redneck Revolt.

Shaun and Mitch of spoke to Shadowproof about their work with Redneck Revolt. Their last names are being withheld because other members of Redneck Revolt have faced doxxing and harassment by militia members and white supremacists. They don’t want to put their families at greater risk.

“Our gripe with capitalism is it has utterly failed to make the vast majority of people free, because it was never really designed to,” Shaun continued.

“It concentrates wealth in the hands of a small portion of the population, it concentrates power and access to resources in the hands of a small portion of the population, and it leaves the rest of us in a state of variable abjection. It doesn’t work for anybody except the people who are exploiting the rest of us.”

Despite their lack of a prescriptive political ideology, they do have a fairly broad set of principles posted on their website. They include a rejection of capitalism, and “wars of the rich,” standing against “the nation-state and its forces which protect the bosses and the rich” and standing in “organized defense of our communities.” They declare their belief in the “need for revolution.”

Redneck Revolt’s anti-racist, anti-capitalist message seems to be taking hold in communities across the United States. The organization had just 13 chapters in January but has nearly tripled its chapters nationally in the last 6 months. The group now has 34 different branches, 26 of which are in states that voted for Trump. Multiple chapters have over fifty members.

Shaun notes the Pittsburgh chapter is representative of a wide variety of political ideologies, including “anarchists, libertarians, socialists, and even a couple of hold-out Republicans.”

Despite their diverse ideologies and backgrounds, Shaun explains that members are united by their rejection of white supremacy are drawn toward the group’s emphasis on community defense and survival programs.

Phoenix John Brown Gun Club at a MAGA rally in Arizona. Source: https://www.redneckrevolt.org/single-post/2017/03/28/PHOENIX-MAGA-MARCH-REPORTBACK

Phoenix John Brown Gun Club at a MAGA rally in Arizona. Source: https://www.redneckrevolt.org/single-post/2017/03/28/PHOENIX-MAGA-MARCH-REPORTBACK

Anti-Fascism

Redneck Revolt’s community defense strategy extends to showing up to white power rallies, where hate groups broadcast their ideology into the public sphere.

On April 29, members of Redneck Revolt traveled to Pikeville, Kentucky to counter the Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP) and the National Socialist Movement.

Nestled within Appalachia, Pikeville has a population of less than 7,000 and a median household income of $22,026. Ninety-five percent of people living there are white and 80 percent voted for Donald Trump.

“I’ve been to events countering the TWP before. They’re a particularly virulent new pan-white power organization,” Shaun said, reflecting on his trip to Pikeville. “They’re doing a lot of work trying to consolidate different white power movements under one umbrella, which is obviously very dangerous.”

“They’ve been very specifically, targeting Appalachia in a lot of their propaganda and organizing in the last couple of years, and as a native Appalachian, I take that very personally.”

“It was really high stress,” Shaun said, because the TWP and their allies were specific about “wanting to come armed and use Kentucky’s stand your ground laws as a threat and a bludgeon,” against those who would oppose them. “They definitely showed up in force and armed to the teeth,” he said.

George Ciccariello-Maher is an Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University, where his work often focuses on left-wing political movements. He said the “result of debating and discussing with fascists and white supremacists is that you’re legitimizing their ideas. And you’re also misunderstanding how it is that those ideas function.”

“The rational idea would be to come together as poor people to fight against the system and yet that systematically doesn’t happen,” Ciccariello-Maher said. “So when you realize white supremacy functions on an irrational level, that it is a system, a structured system of institutionalized irrationality, then you begin to realize that you can’t argue your way out of it. Then you start to realize that the only thing you can do is to fight.”

“We didn’t argue your way into white supremacy and slavery, we’re not going to argue our way out of white supremacy,” Ciccariello-Maher said.

With that in mind, Redneck Revolt emphasizes the importance of teaching armed self-defense to its members and more marginalized communities.

“People need to be able to defend themselves. [We] live in a country in the world where people of color and LGBTQ people are routinely victimized and systematically victimized by the people who claim to be there for their defense,” Shaun said.

“We provide free basic firearms training to pretty much everyone who needs it. We focus on trying to provide [self-defense training] when asked for [by] communities of color and LGBTQ folks.” Their John Brown Solidarity Fund helps community defense initiatives “get off the ground and get training.”

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