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Home - The Trump Impeachment Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill (Note: Read Bruce Levine’s latest post: Anti-Authoritarians and Schizophrenia: Do Rebels Who Defy Treatment Do Better? In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of those diagnosed are essentially anti-authoritarians, and (2) how those professionals who have diagnosed them are not. Anti-authoritarians question whether an authority is a legitimate one before taking that authority seriously. Evaluating the legitimacy of authorities includes assessing whether or not authorities actually know what they are talking about, are honest, and care about those people who are respecting their authority. Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. Why Mental Health Professionals Diagnose Anti-Authoritarians with Mental Illness

Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. These are quotes arranged according to their authors. You can also browse quotes according to their date of submission or arranged in categories Quotes by most famous authors /Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. The author of the following quotes: Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr A genuine leader A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King, Jr. | politics A right denied. A right delayed is a right denied. A riot A riot is the language of the unheard. Martin Luther King, Jr. | language Can't ride A man can't ride your back unless it's bent. Change Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. Darkness Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr. | love Dignity and importance All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King, Jr. | work Discrimination Genuine leaders

untitled — from OtherWords This spring, an estimated 800,000 Americans gathered in Washington, DC to participate in the “March for Our Lives” organized by the teenage survivors of the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. Thousands more attended 800 sister marches across the nation and around the world for gun reform. Gun control is often portrayed as a “white” issue, but the march was encouragingly intersectional. Organizers shared the stage with members of black and brown communities whose daily encounters with gun violence are rarely treated with the kind of media attention the Florida students have gotten. A number of the Parkland students have been upfront about the privileges afforded to them by their race and socioeconomic status — and have used these privileges to create space for those from other communities. There was no doubt at the March for Our Lives that black lives matter. On April 4, Saheed Vassell was killed by law enforcement officers in Brooklyn.

Message to Congress in Special Session Having been convened on an extraordinary occasion, as authorized by the Constitution, your attention is not called to any ordinary subject of legislation. At the beginning of the present Presidential term, four months ago, the functions of the Federal Government were found to be generally suspended within the several States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, excepting only those of the Post Office Department. Within these States, all the Forts, Arsenals, Dock-yards, Customhouses, and the like, including the movable and stationary property in, and about them, had been seized, and were held in open hostility to this Government, excepting only Forts Pickens, Taylor, and Jefferson, on, and near the Florida coast, and Fort Sumter, in Charleston harbor, South Carolina. The Forts thus seized had been put in improved condition; new ones had been built; and armed forces had been organized, and were organizing, all avowedly with the same hostile purpose.

True Crime Diary Why Taxation is Evil Why taxation-- even to provide welfare benefits for truly destitute cripples, widows and orphans --is evil I'm hoping to create a dialog between a Christian anarchist and a defender of taxation. I simply can't imagine any good arguments in favor of taxation, so if you can think of some, please email me. Background Christian Anarchism is the belief that we are to love our neighbors -- and even our enemies -- as Christ loved us. Everybody understands that if I came up to you and demanded your money, and threatened to lock you up in my basement with a carjacker and a homosexual rapist for an extended period of time if you refused to give me what I wanted, I would be guilty of violating the Eighth Commandment ("Thou shalt not steal") and threatening to violate the Sixth Commandment (depriving you of your life or liberty if you don't cough up). Even if Jesus counseled you to pay up, turn the other cheek, or go the second mile, that would not change the character of my action.

Black parents describe “The Talk” they give to their children about police It’s known as "The Talk" — a discussion left almost exclusively to black parents and family members about police. "It’s maddening," one black mother said. "I get so frustrated and angry about having to prepare my kids for something that they’re not responsible for." "The Talk" was the topic of a New York Times video from 2015, explaining how black parents have to prepare their sons for police encounters — out of fear, mainly, that such interactions can go horribly wrong, ending with their son dead. These are the types of fears that have existed in black communities for generations, but they’ve recently received far more mainstream attention in the aftermath of high-profile police killings since the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014. "These are conversations that people of other races do not have to have with their children," one black woman said. As one mother put it, "He is going to turn into a large, scary black man.

untitled — from Alternet News headlines in 2017 were primarily dominated by coverage of President Donald Trump’s administration and tense party politics. But while most the attention was focused on the president’s antics, officers in police departments around the country killed over 1,000 civilians. According to the database Mapping Police Violence, police have killed 1,129 people this year in the U.S., which was similar to the number of killings in previous years. According to the Washington Post’s police shooting tracker, officers fatally shot 976 people this year. Out of the 1,000 people who died at the hands of police, several received high-profile coverage in the media. That same month in Washington, a police officer fatally shot Giovonn Joseph-McDade, a 20-year-old college student at Green River College, following a car chase. In September, Scott Schultz, a student at Georgia Tech University and president of the college’s Pride Alliance, was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

Obama Encouraged 'Illegal Aliens' to Vote Claim: President Obama encouraged "illegal aliens" to vote and said there would be no consequences if they do. Origin:In the final count down to the upcoming election on 8 November 2016, Fox News host Neil Cavuto expressed disbelief over what he claimed to be remarks by President Barack Obama that encouraged undocumented immigrants to vote illegally. Other conservative outlets soon followed suit, with the Gateway Pundit calling the comments "criminal": Barack Obama openly called on illegal aliens to vote in Tuesday’s election. This whole administration is lawless! The claim originates from an interview with Obama published on 3 November 2016, in which millennial actress Gina Rodriguez asked the president about a number of issues facing young Latinos. In the full interview, it's clear Obama is urging Latino citizens to vote in order to give voice to members of their community who are precluded from doing so by lack of citizenship, not urging non-citizens to vote illegally.

war81 | 42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks | Washington's Blog Painting by Anthony Freda Governments from Around the World Admit They Do It There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes. In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing: (1) Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in 1931, and falsely blamed it on China in order to justify an invasion of Manchuria. (2) A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief of the Gestapo – he and some other Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland. (8) The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister. (16) The U.S.

10 Rules of Survival if Stopped by the Police | Talk Back Talk Back: Featured Video Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival "We can say #BlackLivesMatter and #PoliceLivesMatter." - Rev. Dr. There is a growing movement across the country represented by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter that is driving awareness to the number of young Black men and women who are shot and killed during confrontations with police. For many, the story of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner and too many others, have become symbols of the larger social divides in America, exposing the harsh and complex realities of race, class and identity. This led PBS station WFYI, in partnership with the SALT Project, Trinity United Church of Christ and Christian Theological Seminary to develop the short film: "Get Home Safely: 10 Rules of Survival." 10 Rules of Survival if Stopped by the Police 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. We'd like to know what you think. Browse more Talk Back: Featured Videos and Topics Source1:

Defiant Dallas Police Officer Claims Anyone Could Have Mistaken Black Man’s Apartment For Gun DALLAS—Insisting that every law enforcement official in America would have done the exact same thing if put in her situation, Dallas officer Amber Guyger claimed Monday that anyone could have mistaken a black man’s apartment for a dangerous firearm. “Listen, when your instincts kick in and your adrenaline is pumping, it’s easy to get confused—unfortunately, when you’re not sure if you’re looking at a furnished one-bedroom apartment or a deadly weapon, you have to err on the side of caution,” said the Dallas police officer now accused of manslaughter for shooting a black man in his own residence, explaining that she reacted in self-defense when the man appeared to be in possession of a firearm that turned out to be a three-piece living room set. “You have to be careful. The door handle, the coffee table, the throw pillows—if any of those things had been guns, it would have been very risky.

Who knows... Take a look at this for a view on your comment and some more perspective (and follow some of the links at the bottom of the post. I found much to contemplate therein) - by puhn Jun 1

This is a total devil's advocate question. But this source made me wonder, if black people are a lot more likely to be shot by the police than whites, how much more likely are they to be shot or involved in violent crime than white people by others of their same race. I'm saying perhaps that plays into the statistics. I'm not saying all blacks are involved in crime, but most would agree a higher percentage get involved with gangs at a young age for a lot of complicated reasons. Stats are a tricky thing. by mrslw May 31

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