“He already announced several cuts in social programs: in health care and education, and he appointed radical, evangelical, right-wing new ministers. For instance, the minister of science and technology is a religious fundamentalist who doesn’t believe in science.”
– Maria Luisa Mendonça, director of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil, on the nation’s Vice President Michel Temer, who has taken the reins of power for up to six months during Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment.
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Squint your eyes to see clearly, blur reality to make it real Let focus go from your deceiving eyes to know what’s been concealed We’ve all been blinded, subjects to visual misinformation A systematic denial of the crystalline
To see the fine grain, to read the hidden words The context of parallel truth devoid of fragmentation
Our light induced image of truth, filtered blank of its substance As our eyes won’t adhere to telltale lies Everything examined, separated, one thing at a time The harder we stare the more complete the disintegration
Perspectives distorted, the ladder beyond our grasp The twin-headed serpent forever hidden Where’s the true knowledge? Where engines of the sane and insanity merge? The clarity, the unity
Reality untouchable, transparent Invisible to our fixed, restricted fields of vision Existence taken for granted, absolute Possessed, owned, controlled by the common sense infected rational gaze Onward forever we walk among the ignorant Never stray from the common lines
Business majors of the world, unite! And watch these videos! Naomi Klein on disaster capitalism and Jeffrey Perry on the 300-year-old capitalist origins of white supremacy. Everybody check out the Perry video – I’ve only recently discovered him and I would love to hear y’all’s thoughts on his projects, positive or negative. The Bicameral Headbanger, every Monday 9-11 PM on WOZO-LP 103.9 FM Knoxville Community Radio.
This week we dedicated our entire show to this mind-blowing re-examination of the conflict between two towering figures in the history of India, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (an advocate for the oppressed Dalit and “Untouchable” classes in India, a man forgotten or simply unknown to most of the world), and Mohandas Gandhi (the “Father of Modern India,” saint of nonviolence movements worldwide and considered by many to be the greatest man of the 20th Century). Roy’s stories and perspectives on Indian Untouchability also suggest some fascinating parallels to American racism and white supremacy and how discrimination and segregationism can take similar forms worldwide.