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Anarcho-Historian Lesson #11: The Perversion of the Modern City

Posted: October 22, 2014 in abandoned buildings, abandoned cities, abundance, addictions, advertising, agriculture, alienation, ancient cities, ancient history, applied arts, armies, bad jobs, bad public transit, battlefields, beggars, billboards, blights on humanity, blood, bribery, brutal jobs, buildings, calendar rituals, calendars, capital cities, capitalism, centers, chains, changes, cheap drugs, cities, citizen marks, citizen targets, citizens, city centers, city government juntas, City Hall, class sections, clients, colonae, colonial bureaucrats, commandeering class, community, community support, continual warfare, control, corporate consultants, corruption, crap historians, creation, crime, criminal neglect, criminal tricks, criminality, criminals, culture, dearth, death, debt, debt slavery, destruction, dictators, dignity, dirtiness, disasters, diseases, dole money, domus, dynasties, economic niches, economy, electic cafe-bar-restaurants, elite families, elites, emigration, epidemics, European colonialism, European imperialism, European invasions, evolutions, existence, extended families, extermination, extortions, family, farming, fine arts, fines, foods, fraud, free kitchens, free markets, freedom, gangsters, garbage, gardens, gentrification, ghettos of poverty, good jobs, good paying jobs, government power, Greek polis, guards, guerrilla gardens, hipster zones, history, homeless, homes, Homo sapiens sapiens, honor, household pests, houses, human civilization, human history, human will, humanity, hunger, hunting, identity, ideological front groups, ideologies, ignorance, illness, immigration, industry, infestations, injustice, institutional violence, institutions, insulae, insults, jails, jobs, Judeo-Christian Monotheist cult, justice, kinship groups, labor, laborers, landlords, latrinae, legal assassins, liberty, lies, life, location, losers, lunatics, madness, managers, marginalization, markets, mass murder, mayor bosses, mechanical arts, media hacks, Medieval history, megalopolis, mental illness, Mercantile Capitalism, Mexican history, Mexico, military, misery, misrule, modern cities, modern monsters, monasteries, money, Monopoly Capitalism, murder, natural disasters, obligations, occupying, Olmec civilization, pandemics, parking fees, patrons, payments, peace, perversions, physical illness, place, plantations, plazas, police, police forces, polis, political clique, political economy, political enemies, political power, political rulers, politics, poor vermin, population, poverty, power, prison-gulag-concentration camps, prisons, privacy, property, property pimps, protection monies, public fountains, public realm, pyramids, race, racialism, refuse, relations, religious festivals, rent, reserve armies of labor, revolutions, Roman cities, Romanization, rudeness, rulers, rules, ruling clique, sacks, sacred spaces, sacrifice, scams, security, separation, service, sickness, sieges, slave trade, slave wages, slavery, slumlords, social categories, social classes, society, space, spatial separation, spiritual life, spontaneous street parties, squatting, starvation, state bureaucrats, street crime, street hustling, street life, street thugs, structural violence, subjects, supermarkets, tabernae, taxes, territory, the ancient State, the arts, the bad death, the Cosmos, the Earth, the evil world, the forum, the harsh life, the human condition, the modern State, the poor, the State, the wealthy, the world, threatening public signs, thugs, torture methods, transformations, travelers, tribute, truth, tyranny, tyrants, uncategorized, unemployment, unjust acts, urban decay, urban despots, urban hells, urban history, urban nightmares, urban residents, urban subjects, urban survival, urban wastelands, urbanism, useless classes, utility bills, vagabonds, violence, wage slavery, war, warfare, water, water sources, wealthy sections, weapons, wiseguys, work
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Human civilization has made its own history through the tempests of culture and creation.

But with all of civilization’s benefits, humanity simultaneously cursed itself to permanent warfare. Warfare does not just exist on the battlefields with armies and weapons; it also functions inside the unjust and unequal distributions of class power within both society and culture. The warfare of urbanization has represented one of the most absurd attributes, whirling inside the tragic saga of the human condition.

Humans have left the sanctity of the land, the hearth, and the family, in order to transform themselves into subjects under the weary gaze of the rulers. The subjects receive a new identity, and yet they become targets for both the rulers and the enemies of the rulers. Wherever there are political rulers, there are always enemies. A minute faction from the subject population reaches into the ruling clique, while another minute faction joins the enemy camp.

Some human ideas have been beneficial to civilization, such as fire for culinary, metallic-sculpture and martial arts, and the wheel for transport, industry and the ceramic arts.

The human invention of urbanization helped deliver civilization to Homo sapiens sapiens. The urban subject no longer had the obligation to work inside the Earth and hunt for food. They could attend to their own private gardens and enjoy the bounty of culture found in the city.

But there was also a terrible price on their heads, and a nasty fear had piqued those very subjects. What if the rulers became tyrants and then decided to sacrifice their own subjects in order to hold on to their own power? What if the enemies of the rulers surrounded, starved out and sacked the city, enslaving everything away in chains – including the subjects private belongings, and even destroying completely people’s extended families?

One of Urbanism’s stage right onto human history represented the 6 century BCE. On the Gulf Coast of Mexico lived a great people, referred to later in history, as the people of the rubber, or the ‘Olmecs.’

The land was good. The warm, balmy climate offered an agricultural abundance, yet its tempests disciplined the cities. The winds could bite, and yet they spread their ethereal honey on the plants and maize. The rains sometimes drenched and drowned the unwary travelers. Plants still made love to the rain. The reeds were often harsh to touch, but they helped in maintaining the delicate balance. Everything drank from the earth’s sacred blood, and then it all cascaded deep into the rain’s sacred liquid pools.

In the Olmec world, an impressive city of stone had stood proud to the world, and it possessed a marvelous large pyramid of brown boulder rocks in the center. Around the pyramid were bulky grey temple structures and some thick quarry palaces for the ruler’s family, noble relations, and priests. The massive stone pyramid holding the dark glare, gave the subjects a sense of identity, and it seemed that the calendar rituals and religious festivals truly connected to the earth world at both the cave level and sky worlds.

Sacrificial bloodletting enabled the elites to perform the magic effortlessly. All subjects possessed their blood lines to the city’s elites, whether through artisan, merchant or farmer relations. Their blood ties also ran deep into three distinct categories: territory, family and service-labor obligations.

Everybody had their own economic niche and knew their place within the city. There were no vagabonds or beggars, and no one starved on the streets. There weren’t any issues with festering garbage refuse, nor with rampant disease. The city was actually quite small compared to modern standards. It only had a few thousand residents. But each resident existed as part of a grander family, and an even larger kinship group. Everyone recognized his or her own sacred hearth and home within the great urban polity. The Olmecs were living in an almost paradise.

Yet, the urban polity felt unsettled about the constant warfare, the enemies that led sudden attacks, or even the unknown wrath of natural disasters, such as storms, quakes and floods. Like all things in the cosmos, the times began to change, with war and disaster occurring more frequently and more devastatingly. What was actually changing, if the same rituals of sacrifice and devotions had always stayed the same?

The elite families could change the rules for obligatory labor services and tribute taxes. With the continual wars, they often did demand more from the subjects. Living in a great city was a divine gift, but at the same time, the subject lived in dread of the elites’ magical and violent powers. What if the wars led directly to them? What if the city had actually defeated the enemies, yet the enemies had already destroyed all the family and kin ties?

Better to live free and easy than under the tutelage of a powerful, military dynasty – even with all of the blood ties. The subjects slowly began to leave the cities. They preferred to farm out in the mountains, near the water sources, runs, and forest clearings. Eventually, more people began to leave the city for the basic freedom found in the abundant Earth. About two hundred and fifty years later, after so many more years of warfare and emigration, the magical and powerful city stood abandoned.

The ancient city had its days in the light of civilization, and even the ancient Olmec elites knew that their cities would die in the distant future – just like the old dynasties and the old, decrepit great grandfathers.

Our modern cities are vastly different however. These blights on humanity refuse to die and the political-economic elites that run such cities have used every conceivable criminal trick within the shadowy schemas of history to continue their misrule. Our modern monsters want their hells to live forever in order to burn and flay the ignorant and poor masses. And like always, they seem to get away with their horrifying games of corruption.

Our modern cities have become suffocating nightmares representing the perversions of global monopoly capitalism strangled with rampant state consolidation, street level criminality, institutional corruption, and city hall tyranny. Meanwhile, the urban subjects have to shame themselves continuously in watching the slow dying of the homeless, while enduring the public signs that threaten fines and imprisonment with those public, intrusive billboards that advertise useless crap.

Within the chasm of modern urbanism, most of us must deal with street hustling and the brutality of open poverty. Most terribly, the rulers constantly threaten their own citizens in demanding regular payments for all of this madness. The subjects must submit to unending and augmenting protection monies through rent paying, housing frauds, bad public transit, utility extortions, municipal and sales taxes, street fines, parking fees and wage slavery.

Meanwhile, the urban masses endure the miseries of contaminated dirt, household pests, rude behaviors, flim flam artists, common insults and reckless property pimping. The three wild animals that tend to survive in these environments are rats, cockroaches and pigeons. That our modern, urban populations do not end up as crazed lunatics on the streets, explains the marvelous surviving power of the human will under civilization.

Some crap historians have stated that this urban system of decay has always existed within human civilization. This is another abject and hideous lie. The Greek polis had only few thousand actual citizens. Ancient citizens fully participated in the life of the polis, whether at war, peace, festivals or simply speaking truth to power in the public markets and plazas. No citizen had to live a marginalized existence. Those cities were more like medieval monasteries without all the rules, controls, living in cells, and hiding away from the public. The Greek polis lived as a tight community of citizen-warriors-pleaders engaged in the full plenary of an urban, spiritual life.

The imperial Roman city had changed greatly since the days of Peloponnesian Wars in the Hellenic peninsula, (during the fifth century BCE), but the spirit of the polis still survived – and even as ancient imperial Rome, (around the second century AD), had reached a population level of few hundred thousand.

Urban Romans generally lived in two types of housing, either in the ‘domus,’ or a type of round-square urban house with a garden and front patio, or in ‘insulae,’ which were small apartments in block buildings. These homes had no glass windows and anyone could enter the domus patios and the insulae apartments. The Romans had little need for privacy because the Roman state did not imprison and murder their own citizens over personal conduct. People lived in the public realm because the honor of the community was more important for social cohesion.

The insulae dwellers did not pay our contemporary rent extortions as some historians have stated; instead, the residents of the insulae paid for their housing through labor or service obligations, within the personal political economy where the lesser clients worked for their wealthier patrons. Roman insulae dwellers received a regular dole of bread and some other foodstuffs for basic survival. No Roman complained about such a dole because an urban resident received the basic rights for survival and community support.

All Roman citizens could take part in the political and public life of the market, or the ‘forum.’ Citizens had the right to use the public baths and bathrooms of the cities, called, ‘latrinae.’ All citizens gathered their drinking water, cleaning water and community news at the public fountains. Roman public life also frequented the market stalls where each city street had a particular artisan craft on display, called ‘tabernae.’

Roman elites also built their far off cities, called ‘colonae,’ for a specific population size, and all urban citizens, whether soldier or artisan, possessed full inclusion within the greater urban life. Romanization was not just an arrogant Caesar conquering a territory, it also represented an inclusive, small city for all nations that desiring to live the Roman, urban, imperial dream.

How did our modern cities become the horrors of horrors that they are today? We can thank European imperialism and mercantile capitalism, with their invasions, prisons, epidemics, colonialism, slavery and mass murder, around the middle of the sixteenth-century, or the 1500s.

European Colonialism destroyed the ancient cities and the marvelous wonders around the world. It replaced them with the health horrors that still fester in our days. The European colonial invaders who hated washing and cleanliness wanted to infect the rest of the world with their own miseries. In that sense, they were successful.

The European colonial powers enforced mercantile capitalism through its brutal monopolies, massive land thefts, slave trading and export plantations that worked the kidnapped laborers to death. Mass kidnapping rings located off the coasts of West Africa could always replenish the exterminated labor pool.

European colonial statecraft set up the first prisons, Inquisitions, witch hunting tribunals, and other wondrous torture methods to scare the cowardly. European authorities imposed the first forced conversions in order to exterminate the native cultures. The European colonial city had thus transformed into cauldrons of sickness, disease and the bad death. And like all epidemics, they have spread out into the entire human world.

The European colonial elites further perverted modern urbanism through dividing the colonial city into racial caste and social class sections. There was one destitute section for the colonized victims and the other poor losers, where there was another nicer section, usually around the city center, for the colonial bureaucrats and military commanders, inclusive of wealthy slave traders and slave owners who owned their second homes.

We still see such eyesores today. We have our ghettos ransacked with no jobs or brutal jobs that pay badly, abandoned buildings, disease and rodent infestations, run down, street crime ridden sections of town, and next we have our gentrified, hipster zones where the easy job, six figure salary people enjoy clean, well-stocked supermarkets with eclectic cafe-bar-restaurants. The city’s government juntas don’t care about how many people move into their urban wastelands, which chew out their millions of victims. The more poor vermin that enter, the greater the slave wage, reserve army of labor population pool. These massive, megalopolis cities literally feed from the trough of criminal neglect.

Large cities that are also capital cities are even worse off than the megalopolis cities. A large population of the capital city essentially exists on state parasitism. These state spongers include paper pushing government bureaucrats, military, judicial, legislative managers, political executives, numerous guard-security-police forces, and other useless appendages, such as media hacks, corporate consultants and ideological front groups. They offer no useful skills to society whatsoever – except in maintaining the supremacy of central, state and municipal government power.

There is no hope in changing such blights on humanity and on the Earth. The smart losers become wiseguys, gangsters and street thugs, while the sad others have to either beg for the privilege of becoming a wage-rent paying slave, or the real unfortunates, sensitive others, just abandon all hope and wait to die horribly on the city streets. Suicide through urban neglect.

Many fall into the traps and permanent craters of modern, urban life. Some will die painfully from mental-physical illness, or they will become hopeless addicts partying on bad, cheap drugs. Some others just spend the rest of their days in the prison-gulag-concentration camp system. A few will make it as low-level, legal assassins for the state’s military institution. Eventually, poverty, war and misery will tear apart most of their fragile minds and bodies.

Living within our modern urban pits, the political-economic elites have continued their relentless war against us. We Anarchists know this truth and so we only have one option remaining: we must fight against such injustices through both our dignity and honor.

We can squat abandoned buildings. We could wheat paper and spray paint over their threatening signs, or we can set up spontaneous parties in the city streets. We might also set up free kitchens, guerrilla gardens, and feedings, or arrange a free, bartering market in a public park – or even occupy central city locations and make them our own domains.

We have only our personal wills to mental freedom – these gifts still remain with us.

The Amerikan Empire X: Mass Murder, worse than the Nazi Regime

Posted: July 29, 2014 in 1811 Slave Revolt Louisiana, Afghanistan, Africa, Afro-Americans, Amerikan Empire, Amerikan state apparatus, Asia, assassinations, atrocities, barbed wire fencing, blockades, bombings, Bureau of Indian Affairs, California nations, Cambodia, capitalism, carnage, child starvation, CIA, concentrated areas, concentration camps, Congo, continuous war, control, corpses, corruption, crime, crime wave, criminal neglect, criminality, cultural appropriation, cultural genocide, cultural identity, culture, Democracy, diseases, Drug War, drunkeness, dungeons, Earth's humanity, empire, epidemics, Europe, evil, extermination, Extermination of the Buffalo, Fascism, food stations, free colored batallion, free markets, freedom, Genocide of California Nations, genocides, ghettoization, Great Amerikan Holocaust, guerrillas, Haiti, history, holocausts, humanity, hunger, IMF, imperial regime, impunity, Indian Removal, Indian Wars, Indochina, institutional racism, invasions, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Laos, Latin America, Leftists, legal lynching, Liberalism, liquidation, mass murder, mass murder of civilians, misery, monsters, Morocco, murder, murder of entire villages, murderers, Naco-Death Squad governments, Nationalism, nationalist guerrillas, Native nations, Nazi Regime, NGOs, no social safety nets, occupations, official history, official subversion, opium plague, overthrow of governments, paranoia, peace and dignity, Philippine Invasion 1902-1906, Philippines, police, police gang violence, police murder, police torture, poverty, prison camp slavery, prison industrial complex, prisons, racialism, religious boarding schools, reservations, reserves, Rwanda, sanctions, Sand Creek Massacre, Second Congo Genocide, Seminole Wars, slave patrols, slavery, sociopathic obsessions, sociopaths, soul loss, Spanish colonial islands, Spanish-American War, state power, state terrorism, structural violence, suicide, support for murderous regimes, trade agreements, tribal police, Uganda, US intelligence-military-prison-police complex, US military, US military checkpoints, US military command, victims, Vietnam, violence, War against History, War against Life, War on Crime, Washington D.C., western interests, World Bank, world history, Wounded Knee Massacre, WTO
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The most odious and degenerate of humanity are often the most friendly and charming at first glance. They know when to smile, how to speak to people, and their tones and words have that reassuring quality about them. Think on the most disreputable scam artists, flim flam men, hucksters and swindlers that abound in our modern capitalist inferno. These monsters lurk all over the place.

Due to this common danger in our modern lives, we have had to stand on guard, keep strangers at wariness levels, even act a little paranoid, and in the end, pervert our genuine personalities in order to suit the pathologically lying, structural violence, and legal theft, which abound in our societies.

In the current Amerikan Empire, the United States of America, these confidence men and fraudsters are everywhere, from the local car dealer to the EBT card scammer, from the local drug dealer to the greasy spoon owner, from the local petty thief to the bank executive, from the local donut cop to the politician-hack, from the local beggar to the slumlord. Almost everyone is now on the take.

This rampant crime wave is due to the examples that they have previously watched in seeing vile thugs getting away with such malfeasance. Their heroes are the those same thugs, thieves and murderers in power, meaning US government state power. This Amerikan imperial state edifice has continually murdered and plundered both at home, domestically, and in foreign countries across the globe – without any justice for most of their victims, without much historical memory to recount such heinous crimes.

No other empire in world history has gotten away with such horrendous criminality.  Most distressingly, its crimes of mass murder and genocide have steadily continued since its first year of operation, 1790, and still survive, until the writing of this essay. Two hundred and some odd years of sinister design and operation has been quite a long time to perfect such evil.

Around two hundred years ago, a murderous incident took place just after the first decade of the 1800s. US soldiers, white slave patrol militia men, and a free colored battalion hunted down dangerous African slaves that had previously been involved in an attempted slave revolt in the New Orleans region. These slaves had wanted their freedom as the Haitians had achieved a few years earlier.

The ragtag American force of order, while searching for the malefactors, found an escaped male slave outside of his plantation that had nothing to do with the attempted revolt. They did not know this, and he looked like a dangerous slave anyway. One of the soldiers shot the slave directly in the chest, and then the other soldiers open fired into his scrawny body. The murderers threw the African slave’s riddled body into a ditch filled with other African corpses. The next day, they cut off his head, so that they could put it on a spike as a warning to other slaves thinking about rebelling.

This assassin group later murdered hundreds of other unarmed African slaves, men, women and children, and placed their heads on pikes along a road that connected New Orleans to Baton Rouge. This act of mass murder became the 1811 Slave Rebellion. The official history still denies such an atrocious act of carnage.

A hundred years later, under a false pretext to begin another war, (the false sinking of the Maine battleship by the Spanish), the US military had invaded the former Spanish colonial islands, called ‘Las Filipinas,’ or the Philippines in east Asia. The year was 1902.

During this brutal invasion, an American commander was having a hard time arresting and exterminating the nationalist guerrillas, inclusive of their supporters. After a few years of hit and run tactics, the guerrillas were still active and many of the Filipinos still supported them. The American commander referred to them as the ‘Moros.’ The American military leader had an idea. The US Army could simply assassinate or murder any young men of military age that they could find in the cities and villages. This would deplete the numbers of the guerrillas and potential guerrillas.

On a humid and hot day of death, one American battalion had invaded a small city in the province of Luzon, the officer gave the word for the soldiers to shoot in the head all of the lined up young men and boys in single file, Nazi SS style. The US military command did just that, and in hundreds of other towns across the land. By the end of the Philippine Invasion in 1906, the US government had murdered up to 2,000,000 Filipinos. The US military would use the same tactics in its later of Invasions of Korea and Vietnam, murdering over 6,000,000 Asians in the process. Still to this day, most Americans know nothing about this US government sponsored mass murder spree against the Filipino, Korean and Indochinese people.

About a hundred years later, in the middle of a hot early evening, a US military checkpoint was stopping cars on a road. The funny thing about this checkpoint was that it was inside a foreign country with thousands of years of history located on another side of the globe, far from the continental United States. These foreign occupying soldiers did not have any extensive global education, nor did they even speak the local language. They were here because their government invaded this country, like many others around the world during its short history. They did not even know why they were here in the first place. They had received orders from their officers to shoot at anything that seemed dangerous – or at anything that moved funny.

They saw a car that looked suspicious and open fired on the car with their weapons. They murdered the front passengers who happened to represent the father and the mother of a family inside the vehicle. The children of the murdered parents ran out of the cars screaming horribly and weeping uncontrollably. The soldiers detained them and sent them to a recently recruited, local collaborator force that dealt with these unfortunate children. This murder, and one of many murders, represented the Second Invasion of Iraq during the first decade of the 2000’s. This statistic would add to 3,000,000 Iraqis murdered by the US government since the first invasion in 1990. Still to this day, the official murder count of Iraqis only points to around 100,000 victims.

There is also the US Government Invasion of Afghanistan. Even Leftists today only list about a few thousand Afghani victims of the US government invasion. But this sinister invasion has also included the Russian Invasion war in the 1980s, where the US government, through the CIA, overtly subverted a modern Leftist regime and then armed and funded the other side, the Mujahedeen Islamist movement.

During this same invasion, the US Military command has continually bombed the country murdering entire villages and families in the rural zone. The Amerikan Empire has imposed forced famines on the country through US government sanctions, and has encouraged the opium plague on the general population since occupying it. Afghanistan has lost over 3,000,000 of its own people. This country can never recover the loss of entire families and generations due to such US government mass murder.

The list of US government sponsored mass murder does not stop here. But before going into other acts of mass murder and genocide, it is important to state the obvious. The US government-state apparatus in Washington D.C. is first, the greatest threat to peace and to the natural dignity for most of the Earth’s inhabitants. Second, this imperial, intelligence-military-prison-police state complex has been in continual war against the common people of the Earth since its nefarious beginnings in 1790. Third, its egregious acts of state terrorism and mass murder have been worse than the most organized form of mass murder in recent history, the Nazi Regime, (1933-1945).

The reason for the third statement relates to both its impunity and immunity regarding such crimes of murder from 1790 to the present. No other empire in world history has been in continual states of war, both domestic and foreign, and yet, has gotten away with such outrages for over 200 years of history.

Nor has the United States Government received any punishments whatsoever due to its contemptible abominations in the name of Liberalism, Capitalism-Free Markets and Democracy. The Nazi Regime had different ideological foundations: Fascism, Nationalism and Racialism, yet it lasted for thirteen years – not two hundred and twenty or so years. Nazism lays demonized in contemporary political thought. This Amerikan Nightmare Empire still feeds on the imperial carrion.

The most dangerous aspect of this empire is that the leaders of this monstrosity, which only offers the bad death for so many millions of Earth’s inhabitants, actually believes that its great holocausts have been the greatest goods to humanity!

These sociopaths in power actually and truly believe their own lies. They are not trying to dupe the world. They accept wholeheartedly the innate rectitude of their murderous actions. They simply want more war, more bad deaths, and support every ‘democratic’ fascist and colonial regime on Earth, such as the Zio-Nazi Crusader State, the neo-Fascist Ukrainian coalition, the Moroccan absolute monarch, the genocidal regimes of Rwanda and Ethiopia, and the current Narco-Death Squad governments of Colombia, Mexico and Honduras. Those US Imperial madmen only want to murder and destroy unmolested. Everywhere war and murder reign across our globe, the US government in Washington D.C. has had some evil finger or toe inside of the wanton destruction.

For the sake of this essay, let’s only show a few more of its loathsome outrages. The US government recently supported death squads from Uganda and Rwanda, and within the Congo itself to make sure that mini-continent in Africa stays loyal to Amerikan imperial interests, or as they use the term, ‘western interests.’ These proxy, paramilitary forces have already murdered over 6,000,000 Congolese. Are there any Holocaust museums to document such terrorism?

From the beginning of the ‘Republic,’ there has been one recurring genocide of mass murder: the war against the native nations. In the current United States, there are about 3,000,000 people who have some cultural and biological identity with a native nation. This is only 1% of the current US population.

In 1790, the US government did not include the natives in the census, so it is difficult to know how many were living in the North American continent at the time. The English colonists had already murdered entire nations, while other nations were greatly weakened through European microbiological diseases, such as the flu, and through continual warfare against them. As a historian, I can rightly state that the North American continent in 1790 had a greater native population in 1790 than it does now.

But since the beginning of the Amerikan republic-empire in the 1790s, the US government has been in continual genocidal warfare against the native nations. There was the Northwest Indian War, the Creek Wars, the Seminole Wars, the Tecumseh War, the Black Hawk War, and countless other wars throughout the first half of the 1800s. Then there were the forced removals of the eastern native nations, such as the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw, to a desolate earth, now called, ‘Oklahoma.’ In the 1850s, Amerikan settlers under the California government, almost exterminated the entirety of the California nations. Now only a few survive. Around and after the US Civil War period, there were continual wars against the western nations on the Plains, in the Pacific Northwest, and in the mountain valleys of the southwest until the 1890s. All of these dreadful wars had the name of the ‘Indian Wars.’

Within this period, unscrupulous American government agents traded in putrid blankets to the nations, so the villages would die from terrible diseases. Indian agents gave out bad and rotten food at the ‘Indian stations,’ so the natives would get sick and starve. They continued to do this and often had no food rations for the nations, in order to facilitate hunger in the young children, and early deaths. The US military command forced marched whole families into ‘reservations, ‘ or early concentration camps. Native families died horribly during those long marches in the desert.

The US government broke every single treaty that they had signed with every single nation. There were the wanton massacres of entire villages, such as Sand Creek and Wounded Knee. The US government hired killers to exterminate the millions of buffalo in the west, which also encouraged starvation. The US government also spurred on ranchers, or local private property pimps, to put up barbed wire fencing around ‘their lands’ against traveling nations that lived on the horse and hunted for game.

Once they rounded up the nations into ‘the concentrated areas,’ the US government kidnapped their children and shoved them into religious boarding schools where they experienced physical beatings, ill treatment, bad food, and a few priests even raped and murdered some of the more sensitive unfortunates. The US government wanted a complete and full genocide of the nations. If they could not physically liquidate them all, then they could at least culturally exterminate them.

Meanwhile on the reservations, the Bureau of Indian Affairs organized gangs of thugs, called the ‘tribal police, ‘ and mostly made up half-castes to harass any natives that still lived in the old ways. Native families got the worst of the government welfare, so their standard of living was horrible, their life expectancy was low and many other natives, with the complete loss of their souls, succumbed to painful deaths of drunkenness, mental illness and suicide. Like the other genocides concocted by this putrid empire, the ones responsible never took any official counts of the murders. But enough historians have documented that millions of natives lost their lives to such state sponsored terrorism and mass murder. Real and actual history never lies but proclaims the truth instead.

How many thousands of African-Americans lost their lives through over 200 years of institutional racism? With this state sponsored criminal neglect, came brutal poverty, economic misery, ghettoization, rampant crime due to lack of any social safety nets, and the prison-industrial complex, which still targets most African-American men.

The historian cannot forget the legal lynch murders of thousands of African-American men and women, (1870s-1970s), and even children, and who were simply the victims found in the wrong town and at the wrong time of the day. There was also the convict leasing system. How many African-Americans lost their lives through overwork or simple torture-murder, and how many still suffer and die within the greatest gulag in world history, often due to the so-called, Drug War and the War on Crime, within the dungeons of the Amerikan prison camp. We cannot forget the daily victims of Amerikan police gang violence, which still tortures, imprisons and regularly gets away with murdering, mostly African-American men.

Like the Amerikan sponsored native cultural genocide, American corporations have continually appropriated Afro-American cultural expressions, such as jazz culture, Black political agitation, dreadlocks, banjo picking, reggae, dancing, rhythm and blues, or ‘rock,’ hip-hop street culture, urban hand gestures, Blaxploitation films, Soul food cooking, Afro-English, and even Gospel spirituals. The corporations have reconstructed the ‘black stuff’ into white expressions for safe public consumption.

Finally, if we look across the Earth, we find many countries wantonly bombed by the United States government, while other countries suffered to have their legal governments covertly or overtly overthrown, often through the CIA or its NGOs lackeys. The United States government has also regularly sanctioned, blockaded, invaded, occupied or has imposed the most murderous and unjust of political regimes on peoples across the globe. Do any historians exist who can document the millions upon millions of victims from such state terrorism?

What are the actual numbers of victims from the Great Amerikan Holocaust? I will leave this discovery for another historian truth teller – who is also good with numbers. She or he can warn the Earth’s inhabitants of such excrescence and sociopathic obsessions in control.

We now have over 220 years of continual violence, often performed through the nasty arts of mass murder, and ultimately, against life itself.

And unlike those sociopaths in D.C. who lie and believe their own lies, history shall not lie. History judges the Amerikan Empire as the worst culprit of mass murder, holocausts and genocides within human civilization.

For a good, yet ancient link into the genocide and mass murders numbers visit:

http://globalbodycount.blogspot.de

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latin America: Hangs the Ghost of the Colonial Casta

Posted: June 3, 2014 in advertising, Afro-Argentines, Amerikan embassy, Argentina, Auracanians, barbaros, begging, boticas, Brazil, brutality, Buenos Aires, campesinos, cargo ships, cash crop plantations, castas, catastrophes, Chaco, Chile, cinema, Colombia, colonial violence, colonialism, colonies, corruption, criminality, cruelty, destruction, dictatorial government, Dirty War against subversives, disappearances, diseases, Dominican Republic, economic elites, elites, epidemics, eugenics, European immigration, Europeans, export crops, extermination, extremes of wealth, forced work schemes, General Roca, golpes de estado, Guatemala, indigenous, indios, institutional murders, jefes, kidnapped Africans, latifundias, Latin America, Latinization, Laws of the Indies, legal precedents, Lima, Mapuches, mass graves, mass murder, megalopolis, mestizos, Mexico, Mexico City, military forces, mines, misery, murder, narcos, native farmers, Native nations, nineteenth-century, obrajes, outbreaks, Pampa, Paraguay, paramilitaries, parasites, Patagonia, police forces, political bosses, political-economic system, poor populations, Portuguese, poverty, prisons, publicity, race, racial apartheid, racialism, republican period, self-hatred, selling off natural resources, skin lightening creams, slave system, slavery, slow genocide, social class, Spanish, state crime, street crime, subjects, tango, telenovelas, the land, urbanization, Uruguay, vendepatrias, Venezuela, War of the Desert, War of the Triple Alliance, whitening
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I remember arriving as a doctoral student researcher while visiting one of Latin America’s megalopolis capitals. This particular time it was Mexico City, or el DF, as they called it in Mexico. This gran metropolis also had a more notorious name, el ‘Monstruo,’ the Monster. It was, and definitely still is, a Monster, both in actual size and in population count.

Seeing the octopus urbanization from the plane, while landing onto the airport strip, was a shocking sight. The aerial vision portrayed brown-yellow vomit chunks from an ancient Aztec God. The whole mess represented a massive urban polis filled with hodgepodges of grey-black conglomerations, connected by various mini megalopolises of construction sites and twisting roads. The traffic never seemed to stop.

Squatters had previously built ramshackle houses of concrete cinder blocks and alloy metal roofs along the mountains and hills, and surrounding those harsh pits of humanity were a few ominous brown volcanoes in the far distance.

Only three hundred years ago, this city of 150,000 people had a massive blue lake around it. The city possessed as many canals as streets. Residents proudly called Mexico City the Venice of the Americas. But now, Lake Texcoco is almost completely dried up. Throughout the centuries, the city’s colonial ‘authorities’ murdered the surrounding lake beds and canals due to the incessant flooding during the rainy seasons. The dirty grey and black water floods still come in the late summer however. They will never leave.

Latin America’s melancholic past has included some horrifying stories and incidents. The long list comprises state sponsored genocides, impregnable state corruption, military-executioner honchos, killer narcos, paramilitary murderers on the prowl, murderous destruction of natural resources for easy gain, ‘vendepatrias,’ or politicians that sell out their people to the Amerikan Embassy, prison infernos, mass murders of ‘campesinos,’ or farmers.

Such historical accounts can never forget the institutional murders, or disappearances, against journalists and activists, with the terrible poverty, extremes of wealth between the mostly poor population and the few rich people. All across Latin America grows incessant misery, aggressive begging, common criminality, police state cruelty, and street riots with dead bodies lying around – with those infamous ‘golpes de estados,’ or coup d’états. Why has Latin America continually suffered from such diseases and terrible outbreaks? Even the revolutionary Simon Bolivar predicted such catastrophes for the Americas.

The reason for all of this daily terrorism and institutional violence has been due to three hundred years of Iberian colonialism. The worst forms of this colonialist violence moved in three stages: political-economic, legal, and racial. The most heinous actions of its colonial crimes represented its racial codes, or as they stated some three hundred years ago, ‘castas,’ or racial castes.

The Latin colonial systems, representing mostly the Spanish and the Portuguese, managed their ‘colonies’ as privileged economic districts for investment. They had maintained a massive slave worker-forced laborer system on export crop plantations, such as sugar. Slaves also worked inside linen factories, called ‘obrajes’ in Spanish, and in gold and silver mines.

During the colonial period, most native farmers did not fall into these slave systems – but other unfortunates did. This was especially true for many Africans, first kidnapped from their home continent, next brought over on cargo ships, later worked to death as slaves in the Americas.

The colonial powers taxed and heavily legislated against all of their subjects, whether Europeans, natives or African-Americans. These colonial codes had the names of the Laws of the Indies. The colonial authorities even legislated the style of clothes and jewelry wearing depending on social class status. Most colonial subjects ignored those laws, but the system had already set a bad legal precedent.

This violent colonial system tried to keep separated laws, dress codes, neighborhoods, religious confraternities, or brotherhoods, guilds and churches depending on social class and racial status. The Latin colonial authorities of the Americas had created the classical, racist Apartheid system. By the 1600s, the Spanish referred to it as, ‘mandamientos a las castas,’ or rules relegating the racial castes.

During the eighteenth-century, the 1700s, the only legal outlet for a casta person was to become ‘Latinized,’ speaking the language well, dressing well and having a good economic social position. The racial caste person could then receive an officially, royally stamped ‘certificate of whiteness.’

Three hundred years of this racial apartheid still infects the minds of millions of Latin Americans. It was not as bad as the actual US institutional racism-prison industrial complex against African-Americans; but like all forms of racialism, it was mentally and institutionally brutal nonetheless.

This particular colonial caste system created a terminal germ of self-hatred that still eats out the brains of many Latin American people, and especially the political-economic elites. Latin America can never achieve its long desired freedom and dignity as long as the bacillus parasites of self-hating ‘politicos,’ or politicians, gorges the insides of Latin America’s soul.

After spending some months living and researching in Mexico City, I began to notice daily and common annoyances concerning the adverts on the subway platforms, inside the metro cars, and on the billboards around the city. I also spotted similar issues on the ‘telenovelas,’ or Latin American soap operas, and on the stupid gossip and slapstick shows so ubiquitous to Latin American bad television.

Most of the presenters, actors, faces, images were of European looking people. It was impossible to find an indigenous face on any public program or advert. I found this especially strange inside particularly large national capitals, such as Mexico City and Lima. A majority of the people who live in such capitals are mestizo, a colonial caste denomination representing a mixture of an indigenous native and a European. Were there any actual mestizo faces on advertising and television?

I also noticed this problem in the cinema. It was still hard to find mestizo and indigenous faces on the screens. Visiting the many ‘boticas,’ or pharmacies in the cities, I perceived that one of the greatest scam businesses in the continent has represented the selling of skin lightening creams.

Dictator-murderers in Latin American history, such as Porfirio Diaz and Rafael Trujillo were regular users of such salves. Other Latin American corrupt bosses and dictators also seemed to have dipped into the magical Euro face ointments, such as Juan Manual Santos of Columbia and Vicente Fox of Mexico.

During the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century, eugenics became the rage of European and North American political-economic elites. Latin America also had its eugenics supporters during the same period. Why do the southern cone countries of southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile have so many European looking citizens walking around its loud and dirty streets?

During the late nineteenth-century, the dictatorial governments of those countries had opened up ‘their lands’ to a massive European immigration scheme. They desperately wanted to whiten their countries from the shame of their indigenous and Afro-Latino communities. These ‘jefes,’ or state bosses, had hoped that a legion of Nordic Vikings and Germanic rune masters would settle ‘their continent’ and save the lazy, racially putrid Latin America from itself. Argentina received the bulk of this desired group.

Unfortunately for the Latino Euro-fakers, the majority of the immigrants were more from the Southern and Eastern European varieties, and there were also Arabs, Asians, and even Ashkenazi Jews that mixed into the newer white crowd. The Argentine generals would finish off some of the more dangerous elements of this mixed group during their genocide of the 1970s, called the Dirty War against Subversives.

Argentina, the whitest country in Latin America, (actually Uruguay and Chile together), has had its recent, ‘republican’ history replete with genocides. The corrupt kingpins in power first moved their racial genocide against the large Afro-Argentine community. At one time, they were about 30% of the population like Venezuela today. The Argentine Buenos Aires junta, which ran the ‘National Army,’ (under President Mitre), forced all Afro-Argentines to fight in the numerous wars of Argentina.

The most brutal war in Modern Latin American history was the War of the Triple Alliance in the middle part of the 1800s: Argentina, Imperial Brazil and Uruguay against Paraguay. Thousands of Afro-Argentinian men lost their lives for such a bogus war, and the general thugs simply buried the Afro-soldiers in mass graves located around central Buenos Aires. The historical grave sites don’t exist anymore.

The whitest countries of Latin American had almost exterminated the entire male population of the great Guarani-Mestizo Republic of Paraguay. Paraguay has still not recovered to this present day. This system of slow genocide continued well into the infamous War of the Desert in the latter part of the nineteenth-century.

The Afro-Argentine survivors would also die from recurrent outbreaks of cholera and yellow fever epidemics in their rat infested neighborhoods. The governments did nothing to help such poor people. The politicians felt good about the results. Now, only a few Afro-Argentines have survived, and their only cultural expressions live in the tango dance culture, and in Uruguayan Carnival.

The most heinous Argentinian genocide was the War of the Desert. General Julio Roca with a large Afro-Argentine and mestizo gaucho, or cowboy army, marched on the warpath to finally exterminate the recalcitrant barbarian ‘indios,’ or natives, in the Patagonia south, the Pampa central region, and the Gran Chaco north. In the south he tried to exterminate the great warrior nation of the Araucanians, or the Mapuches. The Mapuches have been continually fighting against colonialism and neocolonialism until this very day – mostly against the white Chilean crooks in Santiago.

Unfortunately, these state thugs had Winchester rifles, which worked marvelously in exterminating men, women and children. They successfully murdered tens of thousands of natives. There were also those European transplanted epidemics, which had already decimated the native nations. The actual killing figure is still unknown. General Roca had his name immortalized with pigeon shit statues around the country and his ugly mug on almost worthless bank notes.

As long as this sordid history retains the covers of pathetic lies and deadly omissions, then Latin America will continue to suffer the farce and absurdity of the bad life and the bad death. Argentina is not the only Latin American nation guilty of racialism and genocide. For example, Guatemala tried to do a similar racial liquidation program against the Mayan nation during the 1980s, further supported by the US government. Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela also tried their hands at such evil, racially incited, murderous practices.

Latin America will probably never be able to redeem its mind and soul from such an abusive history. But the true roots and holy souls of Latin America do not exist in London, Paris, Berlin or even in Miami, they continue to breathe inside the sacred earth, the medicinal plants, the powerful legends, the ancient gods, and those sacred native languages. Only in tortured Paraguay is the native language of Guarani one of its national tongues. And only a return to these sacrosanct cultures can ultimately transform the continent.

Anarcho-Historian Lesson #7: Actual-Real History versus Crap History

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Amerikan Empire, Amerikan school system, Anarchists, authority, bad education, capitalism, Cholula pyramid temple massacre, civil war, class war, cocolitzli, community, conquistadors, conspiratorial groups, contradictory, control, corporate media, cover-ups, crap history, crime, criminals, Cuitlahuatzin, cultural references, cultural values, culture, Demographic Disaster, diverse historical perspectives, educational formation, ego-self, elites, empire, epidemics, ethnic groups, eye of discernment, first person accounts, forced coercive schooling, generals, hegemony, Hernan Cortes, heroism, hierarchy, historians, historical archives, historical profession, historical research, history, human complexity, human condition under civilization, ideological supports, Inca Empire, indoctrination, intellectuals, invading army, labor historians, legal violence, legitimacy, liars, manipulation, massacres, media manipulation, Mexica-Aztec Empire, Mexico, microbiological history, mind control, Moctezuma II, murder, murder victims, museum displays, mythologies, narco-terrorism, official history, official states, official wars, past experiences, plagues, practice, presidents, professors, propaganda, pseudo-expert historians, ranters, real-actual history, rebellions, regions, resistance, revolutionaries, rule, school system, school textbooks, Siege of Tenochtitlan, smallpox outbreaks, social control, Spanish Empire, state apparatus, state mythologies, teachers, Tenochtitlan, terrorists, The Great Death, the public,