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Goodness Without God - What Drives Atheists To Be Humanists ...

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Humanism is a philosophical approach or world view that focuses on human values and concerns. The main focus of Humanism is with the human rather than the divine or the supernatural. Hence, when I mention the word ...
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KKK | That Devil History the southern conservative rightwing democrats who are the teaparty-RINOS repugnant republicans of today

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Teapartiers gave Southern Democrats a bad name way back in history and now they are doing it again  this time to the already Repugnant Republicans>

 

The Know Nothings, also identified by the terms “nativists” and the “American Party,” emerged in the mid-1850s as a relatively organized political movement bent on stopping the influx and influence of mostly Irish and German Catholic immigrants. The Know Nothings were a semi-clandestine movement that often held secret meetings for members only. The term “Know Nothings” grew out of members’ common refrain of “I know nothing” when asked about the details and activities of their organization.

As historian Tyler Anbinder notes in his classic book, Nativism and Slavery: The Northern Know Nothings and the Politics of the 1850s, the Know Nothing Party viewed Catholicism as antithetical to American Protestant republicanism. These anti-Catholic reactionaries feared that the hierarchical, supposedly totalistic, tentacle-like control the Papacy held over its Church would root into American institutions via German and Irish immigrants and slowly destroy cherished notions of American freedom and prosperity.

Beyond the specific Anti-Catholic stance of the American Party, however, lay the broader influence of “nativism,” what Anbinder qualifies as “a complex web of nationalism, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, and racism.”* Indeed, Anbinder notes that the Know Nothings saw themselves taking a last stand against perceived American decline spurred by demographic and cultural changes. “Know Nothings,” he writes, “attributed their origins to ‘Young Sam,’ whose uncle (the famous ‘Uncle Sam’) had become discouraged about America’s decline and had asked his nephew to start an organization that would revitalize the nation.”*

The American Party saw themselves as that organization. Like the Tea Party, they took on the task of halting the decline of white, middle-class America at the hands of immigrants and cultural shifts. Just consider these lines from the Know Nothing American Patriot newspaper shown at the top of this post:

“We are burdened with enormous taxes by foreigners. We are corrupted in the morals of our youth. We are interfered with in our government. We are forced into collisions with other nations. We are tampered with in our religion. We are injured in our labor. We are assailed in our freedom of speech.”

Without any alterations, the above passage could easily be printed on a contemporary Tea Party website. Moreover, just as the Tea Party achieved a stunning congressional sweep in the 2010 midterm elections, the Know Nothings similarly, if briefly, elected congressmen, governors, and hundreds of local officials throughout the U.S.

 

 

"Yet, as reactionary as the Know Nothings could be, they were milquetoast when compared to another right-wing populist organization, the Second Ku Klux Klan, that rose to fleeting, but potent, power in the early 20th century. The KKK originated in 1865, following Confederate defeat in the Civil War. It functioned as the militant, vigilante arm of the southern Democratic Party. Dressed in elaborate costumes, the Klan engaged in night rides across the South, beating newly freed slaves and terrorizing white Republicans. After the “Redemption” of the South by the Democratic Party in 1877, the Klan largely rescinded until it was reborn at the turn-of-the-century."

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Protest rallies held in Brazil's main cities

Protests are gathering steam again in Brazil. Police estimate 30,000 thousand people are rallying in Sao Paulo - the biggest demonstration yet. For days now,...
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The result of inequality and goverment waste 

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Iran moves to legalize marriage for girls under 10 years old

Iran moves to legalize marriage for girls under 10 years old | The tree of knowledge | Scoop.it
When Saudi Arabia announced three months ago that girls as young as 10-years old would now be allowed to marry, Iran decided to drop the age limit even further.
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La religion no tiene  lugar para la rason .......#Religion ....Has no room for reason  #Sharia  

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Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day

Chomsky: The Boston Bombings Gave Americans a Taste of the Terrorism the U.S. Inflicts Abroad Every Day | The tree of knowledge | Scoop.it
"It's rare for privileged Westerners to see, graphically, what many others experience daily"
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Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile - P2P Foundation

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"In Cybernetic Revolutionaries, Eden Medina tells the history of two intersecting utopian visions, one political and one technological. The first was Chile’s experiment with peaceful socialist change under Salvador Allende; the second was the simultaneous attempt to build a computer system that would manage Chile’s economy. Neither vision was fully realized–Allende’s government ended with a violent military coup; the system, known as Project Cybersyn, was never completely implemented–but they hold lessons for today about the relationship between technology and politics.

 


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18 ‘Food, Inc.’ Facts Everyone Should Know

18 ‘Food, Inc.’ Facts Everyone Should Know | The tree of knowledge | Scoop.it
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This powerful film changed the way millions of Americans eat. Find out why.


1) In the 1970s, the top five beef packers controlled about 25% of the market.
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Prepare to have your mind blown by this tar sands video.

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Dirty fuel at a high cost. Please take a few minutes to watch this video by Josh Fox, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary film GASLAND. The tar sands development is poisoning Canada’s...
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Emerging Solar Strategies, Part 4: SunEdison and the Next Big Thing : Greentech Media

Emerging Solar Strategies, Part 4: SunEdison and the Next Big Thing : Greentech Media | The tree of knowledge | Scoop.it
SunEdison considering the residential PV market. Look out SolarCity?
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Descargar libros gratis | QuedeLibros.com

En QuedeLibros.com encontrarás miles de libros digitales y ebooks completos para descargar gratis en español y otros idiomas...
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Goodness Without God - What Drives Atheists To Be Humanists ...

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Mysterious underwater creature captured on video: Deepstaria Enigmatica?

Forget the Loch Ness Monster. There's a new mysterious underwater creature that's getting tongues wagging. But unlike Scotland's mirage-like legend, this large gelatinous appendage that some experts are calling a Deepstaria Enigmatica has been captured on video.

The U.K.'s Daily Mail has images of the "whale-like blob" that were captured by a deep-sea remote-controlled underwater camera.
Though the milky mass looks like nothing that has ever been seen before, wild theories abound.
Everything from the remains of a whale's placenta to a special type of jellyfish have been suggested, although the article notes that the object's appendages and organs would make it unique among its slippery brethren.
One theory that experts have suggested is that it may be a Stygiomedusa Gigantea, a fish of the jelly variety that has only been spotted 114 times in almost as many years.
The rarely-studied (and thus perfectly named) Deepstaria Enigmatica jellyfish has also been proposed, although the mass' host of irregularities —like its unusual organ placement — has also thrown that guess into murky waters.
Keep watching this story throughout the day as we wait for any updates.

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Here Is Why Jill Stein Is No Bernie Sanders

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If you really believe that Jill Stein is the best qualified person to continue the Bernie Sanders revolution, it's time for a reality check.

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Monsanto's History of Death and Destruction

From killing 400,000 with Monsanto's Agent Orange, to developing harsh chemical creations like DDT and PCBs, Monsanto has a rich history of death and destruc...
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Mexican Workers Run Tire Factory a Success

Union wins years long struggle against vulture capitalists and now helms one of Mexico's most successful tire factories
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Obama cleanses Day of Prayer of Christianity

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our troubles will go away !!! rejoyce !! rejoyce 
Our sins will be washed away !!!!.......



..... Wait a minute ..... I did not worked last year ....or the year before .....or ......Never mind ........ if it makes you feel good .....pray  .....maybe afterwards  you'll feel inspired to actually do something more...... productive ... enjoy! 

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AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation

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Glenn Greenwald: Evidence proves that the graph trumpeted by AP as evidence of Iran's nuclear weapons program is an obvious sham...
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The Problem With Money in Politics - Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law

On November 17th, Cenk Uygur joined some of the leading minds in the country at the UCLA School of Law to discuss Constitutional and legislative solutions to...
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The Incestuous Relationship Between Bankers, Business and Congress

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If you look up the individual "Jon Corzine" on Wikipedia, the first sentence you encounter is “Jon Stevens Corzine is an American finance executive and political figure.” Those two positions strung to...
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On the Road with Reason

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Fifteen hundred years after Lucretius gave voice to Epicurus' lost texts, Poggio Bracciolini brought them back into the light, at which point history began to “swerve” in a new direction: logic and reason grew new muscles with ...
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Pious Fabrications: A defense of atheism

A defense of atheism. Posted by David Withun at 8:10 PM .... A defense of atheism · Atheism is a religion · Get experienced · What is the Bible? Boldly sing the praises of poverty. ► June (32). Religion as imitation · Affordable ...
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