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Hatred, Racism, KKK, White Terrorism, Links To Christianity In History And Today In America

Hatred, Racism, KKK, White Terrorism, Links To Christianity In History And Today In America

Historically, one race seems to have always enslaved and/or discriminated against another race and/or religion. The Bible is full of references to slavery and genocide of other religions. US history is full of slavery and discrimination against Indians, blacks and women, despite a Constitution that was written to treat everyone fairly and equally, (except for women, black slaves and Indians.)
This article serves as a historical overview that shows the gradual, slow evolution of slavery, discrimination and hatred in the US from something very blatant and obvious, to what is present today.

The positive changes seem to happen slowly, gradually, but they have happened, and continue to occur today. There is reason for hope as the gradual abolition of slavery, and the fostering of human rights and justice plus equal rights under the law progresses. Constant struggle against the forces of darkness, oppression, racism and discrimination are needed, as is education about this issue.  

HISTORICAL RACISM AND SLAVERY IN THE US

Historical Global Slave Trade And The Middle Passage; Slavery Today Is Alive And Well In Many Countries
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/10/global-slave-trade-and-middle-passage.html

Civil Trial Verdict: Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Was Assassinated by US Government
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/11/civil-trial-verdict-mlk-was.html

JAPANESE INTERNMENT CAMPS

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States was the forced relocation and incarceration during World War II of between 110,000 and 120,000[2] people of Japanese ancestry who lived on the Pacific coast in camps in the interior of the country. Sixty-two percent of the internees were United States citizens.[3][4] The U.S. government ordered the removal of Japanese Americans in 1942, shortly after Imperial Japan‘sattack on Pearl Harbor.[5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internment_of_Japanese_Americans

The very odd part of this story is that 14,000 Japanese Americans from these forced prison camps were asked to ‘volunteer’ during WWII to fight the Nazis in Europe. These loyal US troops were formed into a battalion and sent off to the worst of the worst fighting areas in Nazi Germany, where they fought the Nazis (who were extremely racist), in order to prove to the racist US population, that they were not the enemy. This Japanese fighting force suffered the highest casualties of the entire US fighting force during WWII. 

ANTI CHINESE LAWS AND ACTIONS

The Chinese massacre of 1871 was a racially motivated riot on October 24, 1871 in Los Angeles, when a mob of over 500 men entered Chinatown to attack, rob, and murder Chinese residents of the city.[1] The riots took place on Calle de los Negros (Street of the Negroes), also referred to as “Nigger Alley”, which later became part of Los Angeles Street. A total of 18 Chinese immigrants were systematically killed by the mob, making the so-called “Chinatown War” the largest incident of mass lynching in American history.
Wikipedia; “The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in US history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The act followed revisions made in 1880 to the US-China Burlingame Treaty of 1868, revisions that allowed the US to suspend Chinese immigration. The act was initially intended to last for 10 years, but was renewed in 1892 and made permanent in 1902. The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first law implemented to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating to the United States. It was finally repealed by the Magnuson Act on December 17, 1943.

One of the critics of the Chinese Exclusion Act was the anti-slavery/anti-imperialist Republican Senator George Frisbie Hoar ofMassachusetts who described the Act as “nothing less than the legalization of racial discrimination.”[13] The laws were driven largely by racial concerns; immigration of persons of other races was unlimited during this period.[14]
On the other hand, many people strongly supported the Chinese Exclusion Act, including the Knights of Labor, a labor union, who supported it because it believed that industrialists were using Chinese workers as a wedge to keep wages low.[15] Among labor and leftist organizations, the Industrial Workers of the World were the sole exception to this pattern. The IWW openly opposed the Chinese Exclusion Act from its inception in 1905.[16]
Later, the Immigration Act of 1924 restricted immigration even further, excluding all classes of Chinese immigrants and extending restrictions to other Asian immigrant groups.[9] Until these restrictions were relaxed in the middle of the twentieth century, Chinese immigrants were forced to live a life apart, and to build a society in which they could survive on their own (Chinatown).[9] 
The Chinese Exclusion Act did not address the problems that whites were facing; in fact, the Chinese were quickly and eagerly replaced by the Japanese, who assumed the role of the Chinese in society. Unlike the Chinese, some Japanese were even able to climb the rungs of society by setting up businesses or becoming truck farmers.[18] However, the Japanese were later targeted in the National Origins Act of 1924, which banned immigration from east Asia entirely.
In 1891 the Government of China refused to accept the U.S. Senator Mr. Henry W. Blair as U.S. Minister to China due to his abusive remarks regarding China during negotiation of the Chinese Exclusion Act.[19]
Despite the fact that the exclusion act was repealed in 1943, the law in California prohibiting Chinese people from marrying whites was not repealed until 1948.[20][21] Other states had such laws until 1967,[22] when the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Loving v. Virginiathat anti-miscegenation laws are unconstitutional.
Even today, although all its constituent sections have long been repealed, Chapter 7 of Title 8 of the United States Code is headed “Exclusion of Chinese.”[23] It is the only chapter of the 15 chapters in Title 8 (Aliens and Nationality) that is completely focused on a specific nationality or ethnic group.
The Geary Act was a United States law that extended the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 by adding onerous new requirements. It was written by California Congressman Thomas J. Geary and was passed by Congress on May 5, 1892. The law required all Chinese residents of the United States to carry a resident permit, a sort of internal passport. Failure to carry the permit at all times was punishable by deportation or a year of hard labor. In addition, Chinese were not allowed to bear witness in court, and could not receive bail in habeas corpus proceedings.

AMERICAN INDIAN GENOCIDE, FORCED RELOCATION, STEALING OF LANDS

To the victor go the spoils and the ability to rewrite the history books. American schools teach that Columbus ‘discovered’ America… but did he really? America was inhabited by millions of indigenous peoples, who lived in a society that was well developed and politically organized, in much the same way that the states are organized today. 

Historical Myth; Columbus ‘Discovered’ America; The Canary Effect; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/historical-myth-columbus-discovered.html

If Columbus did not discover America, what other myths and misconceptions do American schools teach students? What is it that we are celebrating on July 4th?

Happy 4th Of July! What Is It That We Are Celebrating?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/07/happy-4th-of-july-what-is-it-that-we.html

Many people like to complain about illegal ‘immigrants’, and there are constant efforts to reinforce the ‘borders’, while throwing ‘illegals’ out. But seen from a historical perspective, everyone who is not an American Indian is in fact an ‘illegal’ and deserves to be thrown out of the country. 

19 To 100 Million Native American’ Indians Exterminated By Illegal Immigrant ‘Settlers’; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/05/19-to-100-million-native-american.html

GETTING RID OF RACISM INVOLVES GETTING RID OF FALSE BELIEFS AND ARTIFICIAL BORDERS


Borders are an artificial construct in part based on racist belief systems, such as teaching that Columbus discovered America, or that the US got ‘independence’ somehow from some other nation due to white settlers illegally taking by force something that was not given freely and voluntarily.


Astronauts; A Border Free Consciousness Village Exists; Consciousness, Internet, Water, Air, Space; How About Getting Rid Of All Borders? One Global Village, One Heart, One Global Consciousness, One Future
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-border-free-world-exists-on-internet.html

The roots of racism are also very violent and separate plus divide people in artificial ways. Slavery was separation of blacks and whites. Racism is all about separating people into different belief systems and segregating people by color of skin.


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RACISM IN AMERICA TODAY

The most racist areas in the United States
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/03/1381214/-The-most-racist-areas-in-the-United-States?detail=emailclassic


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HATE MAP OF AMERICA

Hate Map Of America
http://www.splcenter.org/hate-map

RACISM IN US POLICE FORCE IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL

Texas cops fired after being caught on tape beating up black woman over a $100 parking ticket.

LEGACY OF KKK AND CHRISTIANITY COMBINATION CONSISTS OF WHITE TERRORISM


https://youtu.be/cayCYpxtIyo

Documentary detailing the history of the Ku Klux Klan. A racist far right extremist movement founded in 1866 which reached unprecedented popularity during the early part of the Jim Crow era in U.S.A. The Organization went on to gain international popularity and still exists today. Includes footage relating to the Ku Klux Klan involvement in the ‘Freedom Riders’ Civil Rights Protests and the Alabama Church Bombings.

America Is Moving Towards Theocracy – Dominionism And Polarization Is Rising As Millions Join Dominion Churches Globally
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/03/america-is-moving-towards-theocracy.html

NRA And Tea Party Supporters Kill 2 Police In Las Vegas Killing Spree; Claim That The Revolution Has Started
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/04/nra-and-tea-party-supporters-kill-2.html

RACISM PROJECTED OUTWARDS INTERNATIONALLY

Guns Do Not Stop Dictators, Informed People Voting Peacefully Do! List Of Countries Where US Assassinated Democratically Elected Leaders And Then Installed Vicious Dictators
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/guns-do-not-stop-dictators-informed.html

War is a Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler – Warned That Military Industrial Complex Taking Over Levers Of Power, 45 Reasons Not To Enlist
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/war-is-racket.html

INTERFAITH RELATIONS

The universal desire by the majority of people on the planet is to live a life that is peaceful and harmonious with other religions, races and cultures. It is a minority that act, believe and teach hatred, discrimination and prejudice. All major religions have as part of their teachings a common focus on peace, love and forgiveness. 

Bill Maher, Religulous, Commonality Of All Religions, George Carlin; Mass Delusion and Need For More Interfaith Communications, Move Away From Projection
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/bill-maher-mass-delusion-and-need-for.html

Universal and ancient stories that are the same all around the world focus on human themes that everyone shares in common.
Ancient Stories, Success, Motivation, Activism, Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Interfaith, Consciousness, Near Death, Miracles, Healing, Auras, Reincarnation
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/spiritualinterfaithconsciousness.html

INTEGRATING THE MILITARY AND ELIMINATING RACISM THROUGH INTERFAITH RELATIONS

The military is a mirror of society. The American military force used to be segregated, but is no longer. The integration of all colors, all nationalities into one homogenous unit helps to counter racism. The military can also work on providing a friendly welcoming environment for many faiths, many beliefs and many religions. Instead of artificially trying to dominate all of the military with one fundamentalist belief system that is often very racist, the military would be better served to break up this fundamentalist structure and provide a much more diverse set of values, open to individual interpretation and welcoming all faiths and beliefs.

Evangelical Fundamentalists Taking Over US Military Forces; Billy Graham Is Now The Official Religion For All US Military Forces, Those Who Don’t Believe, Get Punished
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/05/evangelical-fundamentalists-taking-over.html

TEACHING THE UNIVERSAL GOLDEN RULE AND INTEGRATING BOTH RACES AND RELIGIONS

American culture serves as an imperfect example of how a melting pot culture can coexist in peace and harmony. A Chinese restaurant can co exist next to an Italian deli, which is located next to a Japanese Sushi bar. If businesses created by peoples of different nationalities and religions can coexist next to each other, then ordinary citizens should be able to do the same thing, correct? 

The Universal Golden Rule; Moving Towards A Sustainable Global Ethic Within The Science Of Sustainable Health; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/golden-rule-moving-towards-global-ethic.html

Bottom line, racism and hatred is learned long term, so it can be ‘unlearned’ as well. Integrated schools, colleges, the military, non profits, community groups and businesses as well as government help to foster this sense of ‘We are all Americans’, as did the hard fought (Rosa Park) type legal battles which ended up passing laws that guaranteed equal treatment and justice under US law. 

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Absolute Constitutional Gun Freedoms/Rights, Or Slavery To Gun Violence And Deaths?

When is enough enough? What does it take in terms of outrageous acts of violence, mass killings and mayhem in our local communities  to change the insane gun ‘freedom’ laws of this country? What does it take to get people to realize we only have one set of children, and each one of our children is precious? Children must be protected, not sent out into a world where a free fire law is in effect for all children. 


When people with a massive amount of hate can get their hands on guns easily, we get the mass killings in elementary, junior and high schools, over and over and over again, year after year. Security systems and security guards are no match for these legal, armed to the teeth, armored up serial killers who have legal access to their tools of the trade, thanks to the gun lobby and gun manufacturers. 

The military assault rifle toting killer at Sandy Hook Elementary shot through the security system at the school, which did not work to stop the violence. At Columbine, security guards were bypassed and outgunned. The Sandy Hook mass killer also shot and killed the principal and several teachers who ran out to see what was going on, so authority figures are meaningless in the world of absolute, rapid fire killing machines.  

Even police are no match for these weapons of mass destruction and death. The Sandy Hook and Columbine mass murderers had military style assualt rifles. The Sandy Hook mass child murderer had multiple 30 round magazines for his Bushmaster military style killing machine. He went into a classroom and shot all of the kindergarden kids in there multiple times, including the teacher. 

He then went on into another classroom and shot everyone there as well, multiple times in most cases. While he was reloading, six children ran out out of the room and saved themselves. This is a key and very important point to make note of… 

From the first shots fired, to the last shot fired by his military rifle,  took less than five minutes total. This mass murderer fired 152 bullets in total. He reloaded about five times in those five minutes. Then he took out a pistol and shot himself. How do we stop someone like this in any country, not just the USA? 

Many countries including  Switzerland, Israel, Japan and others have passed laws to make it harder for deranged killers like this one to kill so many people at a time, by passing gun violence prevention laws. There are many ways to reduce the death toll in OUR local schools, communities, theatres, and other public places. 

The problem is that the massive gun manufacturing, pro gun lobby  controls and directs the  mostly white, male political machine, through a  massive infusion of cash and political ‘favors’ system. 

Rachel Maddow; Gun Industry Using “Heat Shield” Defense; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/rachel-maddow-gun-industry-using-heat.html

Add on gerrymandering,  plus other very stealthy vote suppression techniques, and the majority of anti violence, peace loving Americans are left out of the discussion and cannot even debate the issues, much less get their supposed political representatives to listen to their point of view, in order to pass sensible violence reduction laws, much less other laws that may benefit ordinary Americans. Instead, laws are mostly passed that benefits the 1%, while the 99% suffers. 


Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations And The 1%
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html


There are many ways to reduce the MASSIVE 30,000 annual US body count of innocent children, women and teens, through sensible laws that foster democracy, peace and harmony in communities.  Let’s look at just a few ways…..

If the killer of kindergardners had only limited access to a three, five or ten round maximum bullet magazine in a HUNTING RIFLE,  he could not have done what he did, especially NOT IN FIVE MINUTES. He would have been there for a lot longer time. A limited 3 bullet magazine inside of a hunting rifle and a slow, manual one bullet at a time reloading process would have given police, students and teachers much more time to run away, respond or do other things. The death toll would have been much, MUCH lower. 

Imagine that military assault rifle mass killing machines and 30 round magazines of ANY kind are not available and cannot be sold legally in your community. Schools are already gun free zones. Communities can be military style assault rifle free zones. It only takes the will of people who want to make a difference for their kids and seven future generations. It is not hard to do when one considers the consequences.

Pro gun hunters have quite a few restrictions when it comes to hunting animals. There are severe limits and controls on the absolute ‘freedoms’ of gun lovers when they are hunting geese and ducks, but these hunters do not complain about 2nd Amendments, rant and rave or threaten violence prevention advocates about this.  

Duck hunters cannot just take a 50 caliber sniper rifle and hunt ducks with it. Duck hunters cannot take machine guns or military style assault rifles and spray the sky with a massive amount of bullets.  There are many restrictions on gun owners when it comes to hunting wild ANIMALS. Even if they can kill animals, they are limited as to the number, types and even locations where this legal killing can be done. 

Hunters going after ducks or geese are ‘restricted’ to using ONLY certain kinds of shotguns. Those restricted shotguns are allowed only a few shells at a time, and each hunter has to put a plug in the gun to limit the capacity of a magazine that may theoretically allow more shells. This means that hunters shooting ducks or geese have to reload MANUALLY, one shell at a time, after they shoot 3 shells.  

Animal hunting laws in just about every state recognize that animals need a fair, fighting chance. Animals need a chance to run or fly away from a death dealing killing machine. 

Guns are not ‘fair’ when it comes to flesh and bone. Hunting with a bow and arrow is more fair, and going up against a wild animal with no weapons is the most fair contest of all, but pro gun hunters will  not do that. 

Every hunter wants to stack the deck in his or her favor with superior firepower, and be able to shoot as many rounds as possible without reloading. Hunting laws balance this unlimited ‘freedom’ desire against the needs of the wildlife, habitat, hunter safety, nearby communities and long range planning processes, just to name a few of the many considerations and stakeholders involved in creating these laws.

Shotguns with massive 100 round magazines are not allowed to be used against ducks and geese. If allowed, it would mean the extinction of any species it was used against. 

Shotguns which fire 30, 50 or 100 rounds in one clip or magazine are against the law when it comes to animals. People go to jail for violating this law. But, the gun manufacturers want to sell these things globally and make massive profits from selling even more ammo, so they pass laws making these 100 round magazines legal for use against humans. It is open season on kids in schools as far as they are concerned. Come and get them. They are easy pickings. 

Somehow, in this insane fantasy world of pro gun advocates, when it comes to humans, we are supposed to allow and promote an open season on our kids by encouraging the sales of military rifles, ammo and large magazines that can shoot off 30, 50 or even 100 bullets or shotgun shells in a matter of seconds, with absolutely no restrictions whatsoever. Humans are not allowed to run away or have a fair chance; so say the gun manufacturers, the gun lobby and the NRA. 

No one is allowed to express their feelings about all of this to an ‘absolute freedom’ kind of gun apologist organization or individual either… “Let the record show that you can be a United States Senator for 21 years, you can be 79-years-old, you can be the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and one of the most recognizable and widely respected veteran public servants in your nation, but if you are female while all of other those things, men who you defeat in arguments will still respond to you by calling you hysterical and telling you to calm down,” from the video above. 

According to many pro gun advocates, having feelings about protecting children is not OK for anyone else, other than them, in the USA. And the pro gun lobby answer to protecting our children is to arm them all WITH MORE GUNS. 

The NRA wants to arm all of the teachers, all of the students and sell more guns to MORE people. They want to make larger magazines, and legally sell larger guns that fire faster, and with deadlier bullets, such as depleted uranium. Really? More guns are the ONLY answer?

If a woman has feelings about small children being killed in school with military style assault rifles with huge military style assault style magazines, she is labeled ‘hysterical’ and ‘illogical’ or anti Constitutional. According to the NRA and gun manufacturers, women and peace loving citizens cannot have feelings and then act on them. 

What do women think? Can women and those who love peace take a stand on child protection issues, such as gun violence prevention?

Here is an example of how women are getting involved on a local community level, in order to prevent the needless deaths of more children. Women can and do make a difference on a local, regional, state and federal level, but only if they get involved and take action. 


In the view of the gun lobby, only white men can go on on with angry rants about guns, violence and the right to commit mass killings with no restrictions on them whatsoever. They can accuse anyone opposed to them as Socialists, Communists, traitors or worse. 

Charleston Heston gave a very passionate, emotion filled speech about ‘freedom’, guns and the rights of just about anyone to buy and own guns with NO restrictions at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting. He ended his speech with a specific threat against Micheal Moore and the words; “From my cold dead hands”.


Gun owning men generally express but ONE feeling when it comes to discussing guns and gun rights; ANGER and/or rage.  Being angry when discussing guns and ‘rights’ of gun owners is considered ‘normal’. But if a woman gets angry due to the deaths of entire classrooms full of children from insane pro gun laws, that is not ok, and she is labeled; illogical, kooky, and hysterical. In other words, her opinion does not matter. Her opinion should not count. 

What does the phrase; From my cold dead hands” mean? From the context, could he be threatening anyone who passes any law against guns with being shot, by him personally, or by one of the gun toting NRA crowd? 

Certainly, gun owners and gun rights advocates are the only people who shoot and kill peace loving, violence prevention advocates, throughout all of history. Kennedy, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and thousands more are testimony to this basic fact that those with guns kill peace and violence prevention leaders. Yet, when this is brought up, the illogical logic is used that guns don’t kill people, people do. Huh? So the gun lobby, gun manufacturers, and the NRA have no blood on their hands at all, ever, for any reason? 

The gun industry even says it is OK to allow mentally ill people to own guns and shoot whoever they have a grudge or prejudice against. They are the ones pushing to keep laws the way they are. This means that any serial murderer or criminal can get a gun and go do another Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Now they can be famous too, thanks to the laws passed by the NRA and gun manufacturers, with a profit motive in mind. 

How To Get A Gun If You Are An Insane Serial Murderer Or Psychopath; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-get-gun-if-you-are-serial.html

Freedom has many meanings to many people. To the native and Aborigine majorities worldwide who are abused by gun toting police and a few rich white minority, guns have the opposite meaning that the NRA propogandizes, when it comes to ‘freedom’. 

To the Aborigines who for many thousands of years lived on many continents, guns were and still are seen as something that oppresses them and ‘takes them out’. Guns and their white owners commit genocide against native peoples globally. Guns kills anyone who opposes occupation of their native lands. Guns keep freedom and equal rights away from native or Aborigine majorities, and in the hands of a minority of usually white, male gun owners. Historically, guns were and still are used to take away property and rights from native land owners, such as the American Indians here in the good ol USA.  

If a black male had said “from my cold dead hands”, in the year 1968 or even in 2000 at a convention of gun toting black guys yelling and ranting about ‘freedom’, they would be arrested right on the spot as terrorists and thrown into jail for a very long time, as the Black Panther Party members and leaders were. 

Guns Do Not Stop Dictators, Informed People Voting Peacefully Do! via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/guns-do-not-stop-dictators-informed.html

2nd Amendment Gun ‘Right” Was Used To Suppress Black Slaves In South; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/2nd-amendment-gun-right-was-used-to.html

Guns And Religion Historically Used To Commit Genocide And Enforce Apartheid; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/guns-and-religions-historically-used-to.html


Thanks to the NRA, anyone with money can buy and own any kind of military killing machines or weapons that they want, capable of murdering and mowing down whole classrooms of innocent children, with absolutely NO RESTRICTIONS, no registration, no insurance, no classes, no education, no yearly fees, no limits on number of bullets, any types of bullets (including cop killers). This happens ONLY IN THE USA. This is not possible in any other civilized country worldwide.  
In this fantasy world of ‘absolute gun freedom’, mostly a few white men want ABSOLUTE freedom and control in a fantasy world that is real only in their small little world,  with the horrific results for the larger community that follows on the heels of this mistaken belief system. 
The freedom to do and say whatever a US citizen wants to, has limits. We not only have freedoms and rights, but realistic limits on those freedoms and rights when it comes to protecting the ‘commons’ rights of everyone. We cannot threaten our neighbor verbally with death, or with a gun, or we go to jail. 

We cannot speed down the road, spraying bullets in all directions, or we go to jail. We cannot  shoot guns inside our own homes, or we go to jail. There are many common sense limits to ‘freedoms’, for the good of all people in a given community or nation. 
Balancing rights and responsibilities is what laws are for. Gun owners seem to think that they are exempt and immune to any type of responsibility, accountability, or consequences for their belief system of absolute freedom around gun ownership.
Diane Feinstein became mayor of San Francisco after PERSONALLY experiencing the results of a pro gun believer who killed Harvey Milk, a gay representative of the people of that city. She KNOWS the politics of gun violence from first hand experience. 
Guns are the FIRST weapons of choice for those who have a lot of hatred and prejudice, rather than the last choice. Harvey Milk was killed not by a kitchen knife, or a screwdriver, but with a gun. The seeds of hatred bloom and flourish with guns. Harvey Milk pointed at this FACT, and died to prove that this fact is true. 
Combining people who have a lot of hatred or fear with guns, is what causes the problems. Reducing the number of military weapons in civilians hands makes sense, doesn’t it? Does it not make sense to take reasonable, common sense steps to reduce the body count from the current horrific 30,000 per year that the US experiences? 
The US initiated foreign wars in Afghanistan and Iraq has cost 6,000 lives of US soldiers over ten years. Over 600 soldiers died per year overseas protecting our ‘freedom’. We try to reduce the number of these deaths, by all means possible. We spend BILLIONS to protect those troops from death and harm from guns and bombs. 
Yet, somehow it is OK to sacrifice multiple times that many of our family members on the alter of gun ‘freedom’ here at home, in our own communities, without even talking about how to reduce THAT number? Why is it ok to talk about protecting soldiers, but it is NOT ok to talk about protecting children in our community? 
Are we really ‘free’, when we live in fear in our own homes, and we are forced to lock doors, install security alarms and have security guards, because of easy access to military style guns and the culture of violence that they promote?

Absolute Constitutional Gun Freedoms/Rights, Or Slavery To Gun Violence And Deaths? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/absolute-constitutional-gun.html

More articles about violence prevention

Should Mandatory Gun Registration, Education And Insurance Be Required? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/should-mandatory-gun-registration.html
8,000 Toxic Waste Sites Ignored by EPA; Massive Lead Contamination at Shooting Ranges; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/8000-toxic-waste-sites-ignored-by-epa.html


Lessons From The Tragic Shooting in Newtown, Conneticut; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/lessons-from-tragic-shooting-in-newtown.html

Gun Ownership Rates Declining For Many Reasons; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/gun-ownership-rates-declining-for-many.html

America, You Must Not Look Away From Gun Violence; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/america-you-must-not-look-away-from-gun.html


Bowling For Columbine;  Michael Moore; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/bowling-for-columbine-michael-moore.html

30% of all Guns Used In Crime Come From Gun Shows; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/30-of-all-guns-used-in-crime-come-from.html

Police Chief Scott Knight Talks About Gun Violence; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/police-chief-scott-knight-talks-about.html


President Obama On The Rights Of Freedom Of Assembly, Happiness, Speech, Life, Liberty And Peace
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/president-obama-on-rights-of-freedom-of.html


Jon Stewart On Gun Violence Prevention; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/jon-stewart-on-gun-violence-prevention.html


2nd Amendment Gun ‘Right” Was Used To Suppress Black Slaves In South; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/2nd-amendment-gun-right-was-used-to.html


Schools, Guns And Drugs; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/01/schools-guns-drugs.html


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Gangaji; The Heart Can Bear It All

For anyone on the spiritual path, often the final hurdle to true, lasting fulfillment is overcoming deep self-hatred. The hurdle is in facing what we think is the truth of who we are – worthless, no good, unlovable, and possibly unredeemable.


In this powerful compilation of monologues and interactions, Gangaji first addresses how we perpetuate worthlessness in our daily lives. Then, penetrating the raw emotional layers of self-hatred, she demonstrates how we can naturally and effortlessly meet the absolute worst in us. Only in that meeting can we see our true face – love itself

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