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  2. Donald Trump and Racism

    Yes, there is a fundamental political difference in this country. For the Right, the threat is poor blacks and browns, and we need rich white men to protect us. The Left has the opposite narrative, that the threat is rich white men and we need to gather the poor blacks, browns and poor whites to take power from rich white men (Trump). At some point, politics is a fundamental difference, and society has to fight it out. Will this be a country for rich white men? We will see.
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  4. Donald Trump and Racism

    The point is I find all the attention and energy wasted on trump the Nazi racist bigot ridiculous because the real satanic hatred that's out there gets so little attention. it doesn't fit the narrative of the American hating liberal. I also find it ironic liberals are so triggered by the confederacy because of slavery when these same liberals are quick to defend abortion. Slavery and abortion both dehumanize human beings and both ignore the dignity of their human persons. Liberals have more in common with the confederacy than trump does. That's why I can't take their protests and their calling out trump seriously.
  5. What Happens When Nuns/sisters Leave The Order?

    Okay, thanks. Just from stuff she's said, I never knew things like that happened. She was forced to leave even though they told her she did nothing wrong. I mean, she's bald because she just shaved her head. I think its' really hard so I'm trying not to pry. I don't think I want to be a nun but if I did I would have to think twice now. I don't know what her plans are for the future, or if she has any yet.
  6. Donald Trump and Racism

    Fitting analogy
  7. Donald Trump and Racism

    By the way, no sane person thinks kids fighting for a rag color and a city block and killing eachother in bloodfeuds is a good thing. Gang members are sympathetic precisely because they are so deluded and stuck in a cycle of violence which has nothing to do with being black. Bloodfeuds are as old as man, read Beowulf. The Confederacy is the equivalent of people 150 years from now glorifying the rag colors of the bloods and crips because their block has been displaced.
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  9. Donald Trump and Racism

    Huh? What does this have to do with anything? I'm sure Trump will pause ti remember the good people on the streets of Chicago.
  10. Donald Trump and Racism

    And a colonialist. Thankfully, the colonized world revolted and the British empire is no more. I hope the American empire falls too. Although she feeds me bread of bitterness, And sinks into my throat her tiger’s tooth, Stealing my breath of life, I will confess I love this cultured hell that tests my youth. Her vigor flows like tides into my blood, Giving me strength erect against her hate, Her bigness sweeps my being like a flood. Yet, as a rebel fronts a king in state, I stand within her walls with not a shred Of terror, malice, not a word of jeer. Darkly I gaze into the days ahead, And see her might and granite wonders there, Beneath the touch of Time’s unerring hand, Like priceless treasures sinking in the sand. --Claude McKay, "America"
  11. What Happens if a Sister Becomes Too Attached?

    It depends on the community. There are some communities that are very clear about not having "favorite" sisters, while others concede that it's a normal part of life to get along better with one person than another. This would likely frame any discussion a superior might have with the sister. If the sister is in formation, it is likely that her formator (postulant/novice director) would talk to her about it.
  12. Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for discrimination against nerds
  13. Paradox - Race Card

    @Seven77, thanks for posting this up. This version, plus two others, can be snagged for free at: https://paradoxhiphop.bandcamp.com/album/race-card-maxi-single Be sure to check out the crowdfunding campaign for my new album, too: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/grayscale
  14. Beautiful Artwork

    I need some art on my walls. What are your most beautiful pictures of Our Lord and Our Lady? From classic to modern, any style.
  15. Razzle Dazzle Stuff

    I remember those. They were used before we updated everything. I wish I could go back and use the floppy disk.
  16. Catholic memes

  17. Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for being a grammar nerd
  18. Ban The Person Above You

    You are banned for bad grammar.
  19. Drop a word, keep a word

    Flavor gum
  20. Ban The Person Above You

    Banned for not given a reason.
  21. First vows at Quidenham Carmel

    Just seen an announcement of first vows on Quidenham Carmel's FB page. This young sister occasionally posted here on Phatmass, and I remember her going off to do her live-in, then entering. And time has flown, and here she is now! They don't post many photos/much news of the community, so this is a rare bit of [exceedingly good] news. I tried sharing the link to the post and photo, but kept getting told there was a security issue. But it's currently the most recent item on this page https://www.facebook.com/Quidenham-Carmelite-Monastery-341658539311257/ Quidenham, btw, is a monastery in Norfolk, England, and the author Ruth Burrows is part of the community. The hermit Wendy Beckett (who has also written on spiritual matters, as well as religious art) lives in a caravan in their grounds.
  22. Donald Trump and Racism

    Seriously though, thanks for the reminder.
  23. Donald Trump and Racism

    Thanks mom.
  24. Ban The Person Above You

    so are you
  25. Donald Trump and Racism

    There was a great op ed price in the Tampa Tribune some months ago by a black editor about the confederate monuments. He made the point that there were mixed intentions and representations and meanings ascribed to these monuments. His point was though it is about southern identity in face of northern occupation by some, it is also about racial oppression for others. Take them down and or remove them from in font of government buildings and properties. Do it respectfully. It only took one day for private fundraisers to pay 1/2 of cost to move a local Confederate monuments from in front of the County Courthouse in Tampa, and move it to private Cemetery. The other half was paid by taxpayers. Good compromise, no riots. I don't think they have a place on US government property or land. I don't think they need to be attacked or defended with violence. I don't think either side should be ignored, and both perspectives should be considered when discussing how and to where they are removed or relocated.
  26. NEW Paradox album...

    That is because you, sir, are a nice person... who likes dope hip hop. Thank you, brother.
  27. Donald Trump and Racism

    the civil war was about slavery, plain and simple. if you look at the reasons stated for the war, it always went back to slavery. only in the abstract was it about states' rights, and there has been a misinformation campaign to retrospectively say that's what it was about. research history and you will see the truth. so do we want statutes of men who led the fight for slavery? maybe in the same way we'd want a statue of hitler, maybe at a museaum, but not out in public spaces of honor.
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