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Asian Americans see generational split on confronting racism

May 2, 2021

ATLANTA (AP) — The fatal shootings of eight people — six of them women of Asian descent — at Georgia massage businesses in March propelled Claire Xu into action.

Within days, she helped organize a rally condemning violence against Asian Americans that drew support from a broad group of activists, elected officials and community members. But her parents objected.

“‘We don’t want you to do this,’” Xu, 31, recalled their telling her afterward. ”‘You can write about stuff, but don’t get your face out there.’”

The shootings and other recent attacks on Asian Americans have exposed a generational divide in the community. Many young activists say their parents and other elders are saddened by the violence but question the value of protests or worry about their consequences. They’ve also found the older generations tend to identify more closely with their ethnic groups — Chinese or Vietnamese, for example — and appear reluctant to acknowledge racism.


Read more:https://apnews.com/article/us-news-atlanta-georgia-immigration-generations-deff293dcd8184b7f687bde48d2589f8

The Bizarre World of Fake Psychics, Faith Healers, and Mediums

"Folly and fakery have always been with us... but it has never before been as dangerous as it is now, never in history have we been able to afford it less." - Isaac Asimov


"Viral Fascism": Travis View On Qanon As A Vehicle For Authoritarian Politics On A Mass Scale

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with Travis View, one of the hosts of the QAnon Anonymous Podcast, one of the leading shows that critically picks apart and examines the Qanon conspiracy from a variety of angles, using humor to talk about the far-Right movement and its growing influence.

Throughout our discussion we touch on the threat posed by Qanon as a vehicle for the mass distribution of authoritarian and fascist politics, as View argues that the end goal of the movement is to create a Trumpian dictatorship made possible by massive amounts of violence. We also talk about the origins of Qanon, its future as a current with the Republican party, the fallout from the attempted coup in DC, and much more.

We end our discussion by talking about how some people have left the Qanon cult and how social movements might begin to ‘bring people home’ after watching family and friends be sucked into far-Right Facebook groups and social media platforms. While we end our conversation with no easy answers, we hope that the questions raised will spur continue discussions about moving forward in a rapidly changing world.


Revising God's Prophecy!

Evangelical prophets predicted that Trump would win in 2020, and after pushing back the date that this would come to pass all the way to the inauguration date, they're still doubling down. Watch televangelist Sid Roth double down on a failed prophecy. Watch Pastor Greg Locke freak out and Kat Kerr have a screaming meltdown. Hank Kunneman, Lance Wallnau, Mario Marillo, and Dutch Sheets hedge and make excuses as to why the prophecy failed on the Victory Channel's show Flashpoint with Gene Bailey.

Even the prophets of YouTube, Albert Milton and Chris Yoon, make some pretty spectacular failed prophecies and then shift the goalposts on the failed Trump prophecy. Everyone from Eric Metaxas to Curt Landry, and Kenneth Copeland was invested in the prophetic claim that Trump would win a second term in 2020, and all of them got it spectacularly wrong.

Amanda Chase got caught in a lie


Trumpers attack black women and then immediately regrets it afterwards.


That lady can throw a punch!

Closing of the Year by Wendy & Lisa

If I cannot bring you comfort
Then at least I bring you hope
For nothing is more precious
Than the time we have, and so

[Verse 1: Wendy & Lisa]
We all must learn from small misfortune
Count the blessings that are real
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
At the closing of the year

[Interlude: Choir]
Up on the knees of a sergeant major
Ride through the woods with the wind in your hair
Silver bells on a stolen reindeer
While we race to the castle over there

[Refrain: Wendy & Lisa]
If I cannot bring you comfort
Then at least I bring you hope

[Verse 2: Wendy & Lisa]
Now all the winter bells are ringing
Hear them echo through the snow
And the children's voices singing
On the street so far below
This is a time to be together
And the truth is somewhere here
Within our love of people
At the closing of the year

Massive Dump remix

Biden Deep Fake test


Deepfake tips to help you out

Extremists Are Cashing in on a Youth-Targeted Gaming Website

White supremacists and other extremists have raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars through a youth-targeted, video livestreaming service called DLive, according to a researcher of online, far-right communities.

Nov 17, 2020
By Hannah Gais and Michael Edison Hayden

Megan Squire is a professor of computer science at Elon University who has focused on the migration of white supremacists across mainstream social media platforms and fringe websites throughout the Trump era. Squire submitted research to Southern Poverty Law Center that shows a handful of leaders of the global white nationalist movement are raising significant sums of money through DLive. These leaders include pro-Trump pundit Nick Fuentes, Patrick Casey of American Identity Movement (formerly Identity Evropa), British neo-Nazi Mark Collett and Austria’s Martin Sellner of Generation Identity, who became infamous for corresponding with the man who murdered 51 Muslims in a 2019 terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. Matthew Q. Gebert, a State Department official who led the Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, also recently started livesteaming on DLive.

Owen Benjamin, a self-described comedian of the white supremacist-friendly “alt-right” movement who was removed from mainstream websites after making statements praising Adolf Hitler, is also making significant amounts of money from the youth-targeted website. In September, Benjamin called DLive a “great service,” saying that one of the platform’s perks was that “young Zoomers” could see him livestreaming “on the front page because I’m their number-one earner now.”

Like Benjamin, the extremists Squire identified to Hatewatch are people who have been suspended or removed from mainstream social media sites and payment processors. DLive is currently providing these figures a lifeline both to promote their content and make a living from it, Squire noted. Fuentes, a 22-year-old white nationalist who has promoted Holocaust denial on his shows and advocated for the use of state violence to kill protesters, cashed out a bit over $68,900 from April 16 through Oct. 22 on DLive, according to Squire’s research. Though he has been suspended from websites and payment processors including YouTube, Twitch, Reddit, Discord, PayPal, Streamlabs, TikTok and Stripe, Fuentes is currently making roughly $326 per day off of DLive, roughly equal to a salary of $119,000 per year. Indeed, Squire found, he brought in nearly $5,000 on election night alone. Fuentes loaned credence to Squire’s findings on Sept. 14, when he tweeted that he made over $75,000 per year, referring to the income threshold for a coronavirus stimulus check.

DLive is a fringe platform, meaning that it reaches a niche internet audience, and researchers of the far right have until now failed to track it as closely as such counterparts as YouTube and Twitch. The comparative isolation of DLive relative to those bigger platforms has at times offered far-right personalities an opportunity to be more openly extreme. For example, Fuentes talked about giving President Trump a “Roman salute” on a livestream hosted there in August, following the close of the Republican National Convention. The term “Roman salute,” sometimes called a Hitler salute, refers to the infamous arm gesture used by Nazis.

More @ https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/11/17/extremists-are-cashing-youth-targeted-gaming-website

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