FOG OF POLITICS
Colonization is the reason Indigenous People are denied human and environmental rights with the excuse from occupiers that they bring progress and profit that generally is a diluted lifestyle for local-community members—-
https://popularresistance.org/cherokee-nation-helps-launch-united-nations-international-decade-of-indigenous-languages/ –The Cherokee Nation hosted the launch of the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages in Tahlequah last week. The three-day event featured language leaders from around the world, both in person and virtually, to share information and best practices on language preservation efforts.The 10-year initiative continues the work of the United Nations General Assembly’s 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, drawing attention to the critical loss of Indigenous languages and the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote them.Before colonization, the world had around 10,000 languages. Now, some research suggests there are only 6,500 languages left, with an average loss of two per week. Without efforts to save and perpetuate these languages, it is estimated that by 2060, 80 percent of the earth’s population will only speak 28 languages.“When a language dies, you lose a world.–end of popularresistnce info—
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Occupation of the memory of MLK, Jr. by the Democratic Establishment has certainly transformed the man into a pro-Democratic-capitalist-friendly figurehead. To paint with a broad brush the people of the time and place as, if one was white, being uncomfortable with the reality is rich. The maelstrom of the ’60’s brought change to the USA in the form of feminism, civil rights, environmental awareness, and the impact of the Vietnam War in which hierarchical characters drafted and sent to war at the age of 18, large numbers of boys who didn’t have the right to vote, is beyond words. Class played a large part on how one would view MLK, Jr. at the time. Meritocracy surely wouldn’t approve of him while working -class groups could resonate with his message. In one person’s opinion, meritocracy of 2022 would view MLK, Jr., in FACT, similar to the same of Cornel West in 2022.https://portside.org/2022-01-17/mlk-revered-today-real-king-would-make-white-people-uncomfortable –Anyone who knows the unwhitened story of Martin Luther King Jr understands why whitesplaining “what MLK would have wanted” is a favorite pastime of politicians and performative sympathetic social media “allies”. The average American might get the heebie-jeebies if they knew they were celebrating a radical who challenged systemic racism, supported reparations and advocated for a universal basic income.–end of portside info–
Just as one may point out the support by Joe Biden for the anti-crime bill (https://www.factcheck.org/2019/07/biden-on-the-1994-crime-bill/) without mentioning the general support from Democrats at the time, what one thought of MLK,Jr. in the ’60’s was a matter of class rather than race. One can surgically mention that a large portion of minority community members were not wealthy in the ’60’s without saying the same about large portions of majority community members, in order to perpetuate a 2-tier view, and therefore continue the political divide. The stark division by race in 2022 is about political strategy.
As one who voted in 2020 for a President Howie Hawkins, one is weary of hearing Democratic/Republican duopoly apologists ignore anyone but themselves.
Class is still a primary rallying place but it isn’t useful to the Republican/Democratic duopoly so other issues to divide We The People are used.
We deserve better. https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-refuses-help-perpetrate-fraud–LEAGUE REFUSES TO “HELP PERPETRATE A FRAUD”