The Refuse of all Classes

This article aligns with my own thoughts about the lumpenproletariat and whatever revolutionary or reactionary tendencies they may hold. Mazur however, insists that there is no lumpen-bourgeoisie or lumpen-elite. I disagree. The kakistocracy that runs the US (as well as many, many other nations) is unquestionably of a lumpen character, and there is ample evidence to suggest that there is considerable cross-class collaboration between the lumpen-elite and certain elements of the lumpen-proletariat (such as the situation in Chicago, explained above). One shining example of lumpen-proletariat values in action is R. Kelly, the Great Cradle Robber, who was allowed to get away with his fuckery for over two decades before his lumpen-elite promoters (RCA) decided he was no longer worth his weight in tarnished gold. More on the lumpen-classes later…

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“Who are our friends? Who are our enemies? This is the first question of revolution.”

-Mao Tse Tung

“It is clear to us that the so-called lumpen class cannot carry our liberation struggle forward

on its own.”

-Black Liberation Army

One of the hotly debated subjects of today is around the Lumpen line, where the lumpenproletariat, that declassed milieu that Marx and Engels in the Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte called “the refuse of all classes” or “the decaying elements of all classes,” is elevated as the revolutionary subject of our time. The origin of the Lumpen line was with Bakunin in his criticisms of Marx and Frantz Fanon in The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon, though a revolutionary nationalist and anti-imperialist who defended the right to violence from the conciliatory French social-chauvinists of the revisionist Communist Party of France, had embraced eclecticism like many revolutionaries of the time…

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Experts Say Vast Deserts, Absence Of Life, May Indicate Mars Was Once Run By Conservatives

I hope to be back to posting articles within a week or so. Right now I’ dealing with the aftermath of an eviction. That, in itself, demands some consideration in an essay.

The Out And Abouter

An ancient Martian city has been discovered, full of flat screen TVs, frozen food emporiums, and straws.

In a recent revelation, published in the respectably obscure scientific journal Knock Knock Who’s There Science Science Who Too Late, a team of experts from the University of Atlantis released their analysis of what ultimately caused Mars to become a barren dustbowl of shattered galactic dreams: entirely avoidable environmental disaster coupled with unresponsive conservative governance.

Lead researcher on the project, Dr. Philemin, explains.

“While the fossil record on the red planet appears to have been mostly destroyed by the last Martian governments, who went to some lengths to attempt to hide the scale of their stupidity from eternity, we still managed to turn up compelling evidence that these guys knew this shit was coming. But they chose not to act because: dividends. Those weekend houses on Phobos don’t pay for themselves, it would…

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The Racism of Light-Skinned Arabs against Dark-Skinned People

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Like in the past, this year’s Ramadan series featured scenes of vulgar racism against Afro/black Arabs.

BY Hana al-Khamri (from Al-Jazeera)

Hana al-Khamri is a writer and analyst based in Sweden. She used to work as a journalist in Saudi Arabia. She is also the author of the upcoming book  Female Journalists in Gender-Apartheid Saudi Arabia.

Arab in blackface

Egyptian TV series Azmi we Ashgal released during Ramadan featured a number of actors performing in blackface [Screengrab/Youtube/Al Nahar TV]

During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are meant to abstain from food, drinks, smoking, sexual activity and offensive language.

Understandably, during this month, TV broadcasters across the Arab world tend to tone down programming and promote more family-friendly content.

Yet year after year, racist mockery and derogatory language against Afro/black Arabs and black African migrants make it to the TV screens of millions of Arab families gathered to enjoy TV series produced especially…

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Why are so many People of African Descent, Suffering from an Ugly Duckling Syndrome?

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THE UGLY DUCKLING SYNDROME

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The history of African Americans and other people of African descent who have lived among Caucasians, have been like the story of the ‘The Ugly Duckling.’ 

This sad little duck, was always trying to fit in and please the others Ducks.

He tried very hard, because his physical appearance, was so different from theirs.

He did everything he could think of to make them accept him as a equal member of their group.

But despite his numerous efforts to fit in he was rejected and ridiculed.

He was always sad and unhappy because he considered himself ugly when compared to the other Ducks. 

Then one day he found out that he was in fact not a Duck but a beautiful Swan.

The moral of the story is “beautiful Swans should stop trying to look like Ducks.”

The Creator of the Heavens and…

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Abdul Baha was a Racist !!!

Oh, really?

Baha'i 'Faith'

As a true seeker of the independent variety, I am sorry to say one of the three Bahai central figures called  Abdu’l-Bahá `Abbás did make remarks which would be considered in today’s European Union as racist, but are considered divine and sacred by the institutions of the Baha’i Faith.

Tablets of `Abdu’l-Bahá `Abbás   Pages 576-580
“O ye beloved of God and maid-servants of the Merciful!.
http://www.ibiblio.org/Bahai/Texts/EN/TAB/TAB-628.html

“The inhabitants of a country like Africa are all as wandering savages and wild animals; they lack intelligence and knowledge; all are uncivilized; not one civilized and wise man is to be found among them.
On the contrary, consider the civilized countries, the inhabitants of
which are living in the highest state of culture and ethics, solidarity and inter-dependence; possessing, with few exceptions, acute power of comprehensions and sound mind”

A century ago such remarks would have been the accepted norm amongst white…

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