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What QAnon following is like (thanks Reinheitsgebot!):
First video - a rack of masks at Target, and the inevitable follow-up by police, in her garage at home, with two Range Rovers.
(2nd video showing a police officer, right under the first one)

www.fda.gov contains a list of products which have tested positive for methanol which can lead to blindness and death.

A caste system is an artificial construction, a fixed and embedded ranking of human value that sets the presumed supremacy of one group against the presumed inferiority of other groups on the basis of ancestry and often immutable traits, traits that would be neutral in the abstract but are ascribed life-and-death meaning in a hierarchy favoring the dominant caste, whose forebears designed it. A caste system uses rigid, often arbitrary boundaries to keep the ranks apart, distinct from one another and in their assigned places.

As a means of assigning value to entire swaths of humankind, caste guides each of us often beyond the reaches of our awareness. It embeds into our bones an unconscious ranking of human characteristics and sets forth the rules, expectations and stereotypes that have been used to justify brutalities against entire groups within our species. In the American caste system, the signal of rank is what we call race, the division of humans on the basis of their appearance. In America, race is the primary tool and the visible decoy for caste.

Race does the heavy lifting for a caste system that demands a means of human division. If we have been trained to see humans in the language of race, then caste is the underlying grammar that we encode as children, as when learning our mother tongue. Caste, like grammar, becomes an invisible guide not only of how we speak but also of how we process information, the autonomic calculations that figure into a sentence without our having to think about it.

Amazing piece of a larger work that tackles the historical underpinnings of American life as defined by how this nation has defined and dealt with human difference. I've seen many comments this very day from who I hope are well meaning but functionally ignorant about the invisible role racial dynamics has always played in our culture and society since its inception.

This article shouldn't be viewed as an attempt to assign blame as a matter of catharsis, I see it as an attempt to educate and explain life's reality from a perspective often unheard and neglected. May it try to help us all understand each other - and our problems - better while we all strive to finally reach the promise America has always proclaimed in its cry that All are created equal.

"Let them eat lettuce!" - Marie Bummerette

Public buses in Idaho


Has this clown ever been correct about anything, ever?

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