White privilege is the story of my life, even though I was not loved by family, nor welcomed in society. I was an assertive freak and an outcast but I was a big bold white person and received most privileges afforded a person of my aggressive prowess who is not a person of color.

White privilege is the story of my life,  I took a 44 gun to high school, suspension, knives in school, suspension, cut kid 7 inches a week expulsion. I beat a teacher until he cried for me to stop, another week expulsion. I hit two other teachers, more, suspension. Etc. Let off, again and again with a slap on the wrist. 

White privilege?

White privilege, or white skin privilege, is the societal privilege that benefits white people over non-white people in some societies, particularly if they are otherwise under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. With roots in European colonialism and imperialism, and the Atlantic slave trade, white privilege has developed in circumstances that have broadly sought to protect white racial privileges, various national citizenships, and other rights or special benefits.” ref 

“In the study of white privilege and its broader field of whiteness studies, both pioneered in the United States, academic perspectives such as critical race theory use the concept to analyze how racism and racialized societies affect the lives of white or white-skinned people. For example, American academic Peggy McIntosh described the advantages that whites in Western societies enjoy and non-whites do not experience as “an invisible package of unearned assets.” ref 

“White privilege denotes both obvious and less obvious passive advantages that white people may not recognize they have, which distinguishes it from overt bias or prejudice. These include cultural affirmations of one’s own worth; presumed greater social status; and freedom to move, buy, work, play, and speak freely. The effects can be seen in professional, educational, and personal contexts. The concept of white privilege also implies the right to assume the universality of one’s own experiences, marking others as different or exceptional while perceiving oneself as normal.” ref

“Some scholars say that the term uses the concept of “whiteness” as a proxy for class or other social privilege or as a distraction from deeper underlying problems of inequality. Others state that it is not that whiteness is a proxy but that many other social privileges are interconnected with it, requiring complex and careful analysis to identify how whiteness contributes to privilege. Other commentators propose alternative definitions of whiteness and exceptions to or limits of white identity, arguing that the concept of white privilege ignores important differences between white subpopulations and individuals and suggesting that the notion of whiteness cannot be inclusive of all white people. They note the problem of acknowledging the diversity of people of color and ethnicity within these groups.” ref

“Some commentators have observed that the “academic-sounding concept of white privilege” sometimes elicits defensiveness and misunderstanding among white people, in part due to how the concept of white privilege was rapidly brought into the mainstream spotlight through social media campaigns such as Black Lives Matter. As an academic concept that was only recently brought into the mainstream, the concept of white privilege is frequently misinterpreted by non-academics; some academics, having studied white privilege undisturbed for decades, have been surprised by the seemingly sudden hostility from right-wing critics since approximately 2014.” ref

The Truth About Anti-White Discrimination

“Most Americans agree that discrimination against minorities has declined over the years due to an increase in diversity. In the July 2019 Scientific American Article, “The Truth about Anti-White Discrimination,” Keith Payne points out that most “whites see discrimination as a zero-sum game,” meaning that they believe that discrimination against whites is on the rise as American communities become increasingly diverse. He argues that most surveys conducted to measure racial disparities are treated as tools to gather opinions rather than real data. When results from those surveys are published, the data is perceived differently by liberals, who take it as evidence of discrimination, while conservatives view it as evidence of “racial disparities in hard work and responsible behavior.” ref

“True scientific experiments, however, reveal that racism against minorities occurs more frequently than it does against whites. A 2009 experiment by sociologist Devah Pager revealed that black applicants she sent out to apply for apartments in New York received “half the call backs that white applicants got with the same qualifications.” Other similar experiments have shown that blacks get ignored or rejected more frequently by professors or temporary housing than whites, which points to racism as the root cause. So, how can we use actual data to get the point across? Payne says, “The key is to keep repeating the facts and their basis in reason and science until they become part of the background that any conversation takes for granted. It is frustratingly slow work. But to even get started, we need to move the conversation about discrimination beyond evidence of disparities, and focus on the experiments and the stubborn facts they deliver.” ref

Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White” is a racist slogan that became popular among white supremacists in the mid-2000s. It is derived from a short essay commonly referred to as “The Mantra,” popularized by long-time white supremacist Bob Whitaker. “The Mantra” attempts to rebut accusations of racism by claiming that people who profess to be anti-racist are actually trying to destroy the white race and that the term “anti-racist” is equivalent to “anti-white.” Whitaker’s followers have convinced themselves that if they simply repeat The Mantra, or the slogan derived from it, that they can somehow capture or reframe debates about racism. They frequently exhibit the slogan on signs and banners.” ref

White people in many parts of America are undercutting their own health to the point of death because they’ve been convinced that public policies that would help them are actually designed to benefit people of color at their expense, sociologist Jonathan Metzl, MD, PhD, told an audience at Learn Serve Lead 2022: The AAMC Annual Meeting, on Nov. 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. “There’s a disinformation machine that comes” to turn people against some proposals to expand government services and protections, as was seen with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Metzl said at the session entitled “Dying of Whiteness: Politics, Policy, and Racial Resentment.” That disinformation campaign included three messages: “This is government intrusion into your life.” “This is taking away privileges that are meant for you.” “Black people are going to cut in front of you in line.” ref

“Metzl saw the result of that messaging during focus group interviews several years ago with very ill men in Tennessee, who were asked, “Who benefits from health care reform?” While Black men consistently said everyone in society benefits when all have access to good health care, White men repeatedly said that health care reform takes resources from White people to give more care to immigrants and people of color. Those views fundamentally influenced Metzl’s 2019 book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland. In it, the physician and sociologist explored how racial anxieties dampened enrollments in the ACA in Tennessee, fueled the repeal of gun control laws in Missouri, and spurred education and social services cuts in Kansas. As a result of these decisions, he contends, gun suicides and school dropouts among White people in those states rose, and their life expectancies fell.” ref

“The ‘reverse racism’ card is often pulled by white people when people of color call out racism and discrimination, or create spaces for themselves … that white people aren’t a part of. The impulse behind the reverse racism argument seems to be a desire to prove that people of color don’t have it that bad, they’re not the only ones that are put at a disadvantage or targeted because of their race. It’s like the Racism Olympics. And it’s patently untrue” (Blay, 2015).” ref

“While assumptions and stereotypes about white people do exist, this is considered racial prejudice, not racism. Racial prejudice refers to a set of discriminatory or derogatory attitudes based on assumptions derived from perceptions about race and/or skin color. Thus, racial prejudice can indeed be directed at white people (e.g., “White people can’t dance”) but is not considered racism because of the systemic relationship to power. When backed with power, prejudice results in acts of discrimination and oppression against groups or individuals. In Canada, white people hold this cultural power due to Eurocentric modes of thinking, rooted in colonialism, that continue to reproduce and privilege whiteness. It is whiteness that has the power to define the terms of racialized others’ existence. Tim Wise explains how, for white individuals,

“When a group of people [such as racialized individuals] has little or no power over you institutionally, they don’t get to define the terms of your existence, they can’t limit your opportunities, and you needn’t worry much about the use of a slur to describe you and yours, since, in all likelihood, the slur is as far as it’s going to go. What are they going to do next: deny you a bank loan? Yeah, right. … White perceptions are what end up counting in a white-dominated society. If whites say [Indigenous people] are savages (be they of the “noble” or vicious type), then by God, they’ll be seen as savages. If [Indigenous people] say whites are mayonnaise-eating Amway salespeople, who the hell is going to care? If anything, whites will simply turn it into a marketing opportunity. When you have the power, you can afford to be self-deprecating, after all” (2002).” ref

“Ricky Sherover-Marcuse asserts that “we should not confuse the occasional mistreatment experienced by whites at the hands of people of color with the systematic and institutionalized mistreatment experienced by people of color at the hands of whites” (p. 2). While expressions of racial prejudice directed at white people may hurt the white person/people individually or personally, and are never to be condoned, they do not have the power or authority to affect the white person’s social/economic/political location and privileges.

“Racism has nothing to do with feelings. It is a measurable reality that white people are not subject to, regardless of their income or status” (Harriot, 2018).” ref

“Reverse racism is a myth because it attempts to ignore the power/privilege dynamic between the individuals/groups involved; the myth of reverse racism assumes that racism occurs on a so-called level playing field, when in actuality, it does not. One claim of “reverse racism” that is often made is in relation to affirmative actions programs: programs that were created to help ensure that non-white individuals are given equal consideration and opportunities, whether it is in regards to employment, school, or scholarships etc. For white individuals, programs such as this might feel like something is being “taken away.” Zeba Blay outlines how white people often “believe deserving white students are discriminated against while academically unqualified students are given highly coveted college or company positions ― just because they happen to tick the ‘ethnic minority’ box. This argument ignores the fact that affirmative action did not come out of nowhere ― there was a need for a system that would address the decades of underrepresentation of people of color both academically and in the job world.” Sherover-Marcuse explains how “[a]ffirmative action programs are attempts to repair the results of institutionalized racism by setting guidelines and establishing procedures for finding qualified applicants from all segments of the population” (p. 2). In other words, these programs do not privilege people of color but are an attempt to “level” the not-so-level playing field that has historically privileged a certain type of candidate.” ref

↳ See a definition of White Privilege/White-Skin Privilege

Although some have heralded recent political and cultural developments as signaling the arrival of a post-racial era in America, several legal and social controversies regarding “reverse racism” highlight Whites’ increasing concern about anti-White bias. We show that this emerging belief reflects Whites’ view of racism as a zero-sum game, such that decreases in perceived bias against Blacks over the past six decades are associated with increases in perceived bias against Whites-a relationship not observed in Blacks’ perceptions. Moreover, these changes in Whites’ conceptions of racism are extreme enough that Whites have now come to view anti-White bias as a bigger societal problem than anti-Black bias.” ref

Whites believe that they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in contemporary America, according to a new study from researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. The findings, say the authors, show that America has not achieved the “post-racial” society that some predicted in the wake of Barack Obama’s election. Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black racism has decreased over the last 60 years, according to the study. However, whites believe that anti-white racism has increased and is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.” ref

“It’s a pretty surprising finding when you think of the wide range of disparities that still exist in society, most of which show black Americans with worse outcomes than whites in areas such as income, home ownership, health, and employment,” says Tufts Associate Professor of Psychology Samuel Sommers, PhD, coauthor of the study that appears in Perspectives on Psychological Science. Researchers asked a nation-wide sample of 208 blacks and 209 whites to indicate the extent to which they felt blacks and whites were the targets of discrimination in each decade from the 1950s to the 2000s. A scale of 1 to 10 was used, with 1 being “not at all” and 10 being “very much.” ref

“White and black estimates of bias in the 1950s were similar. Both groups acknowledged little racism against whites at that time but substantial racism against blacks. Respondents also generally agreed that racism against blacks has decreased over time, although whites believed it has declined faster than blacks do. However, whites believed that racism against whites has increased significantly as racism against blacks has decreased. On average, whites rated anti-white bias as more prevalent in the 2000s than anti-black bias by more than a full point on the 10-point scale. Moreover, some 11% of whites gave anti-white bias the maximum rating of 10 compared with only 2% of whites who rated anti-black bias a 10. Blacks, however, reported only a modest increase in their perceptions of “reverse racism.” ref

“These data are the first to demonstrate that not only do whites think more progress has been made toward equality than do blacks, but whites also now believe that this progress is linked to a new inequality, at their expense,” note researchers. Whites see racial equality as a zero-sum game, in which gains for one group mean losses for the other. Some whites Believe They are Victims of Racism more often than Blacks.” ref

“Five studies are herein reported to describe the development and preliminary validation of the Johnson-Lecci Scale (JLS), a multicomponent self-report measure of anti-White attitudes held among Blacks. Items were generated from the everyday experiences of Black respondents using an act-frequency approach, and the scale configuration was derived using factor analysis. The factor structure was shown to be robust because it was cross-validated in an independent sample. The resulting JLS factors (subscales) were ingroup-directed stigmatization and discriminatory expectations, outgroup-directed negative beliefs, negative views toward ingroup-outgroup relations, and negative verbal expression toward the outgroup. These subscales were shown to predict the interpretations of ambiguously racist scenarios (i.e., perceived racism) and converged with peer evaluations of the target’s anti-White attitudes. The subscales also demonstrate both convergent and discriminant validity with other self-report assessments of bias relating to age, gender, education, socioeconomic status, and race.” ref

Being Antiracist?

“To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives. Race does not biologically exist, yet how we identify with race is so powerful, it influences our experiences and shapes our lives. In a society that privileges white people and whiteness, racist ideas are considered normal throughout our media, culture, social systems, and institutions. Historically, racist views justified the unfair treatment and oppression of people of color (including enslavement, segregation, internment, etc.). We can be led to believe that racism is only about individual mindsets and actions, yet racist policies also contribute to our polarization. While individual choices are damaging, racist ideas in policy have a wide-spread impact by threatening the equity of our systems and the fairness of our institutions. To create an equal society, we must commit to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of our lives.” ref

“Being antiracist is fighting against racism. Racism takes several forms and works most often in tandem with at least one other form to reinforce racist ideas, behavior, and policy. Types of racism are:

  • Individual racism refers to the beliefs, attitudes, and actions of individuals that support or perpetuate racism in conscious and unconscious ways. The U.S. cultural narrative about racism typically focuses on individual racism and fails to recognize systemic racism.

    Examples include believing in the superiority of white people, not hiring a person of color because “something doesn’t feel right,” or telling a racist joke.

  • Interpersonal racism​ occurs between individuals. These are public expressions of racism, often involving slurs, biases, or hateful words or actions.
  • Institutional racism occurs in an organization. These are discriminatory treatments, unfair policies, or biased practices based on race that result in inequitable outcomes for whites over people of color and extend considerably beyond prejudice. These institutional policies often never mention any racial group, but the intent is to create advantages.
  • Structural racism​ is the overarching system of racial bias across institutions and society. These systems give privileges to white people resulting in disadvantages to people of color.” ref

“No one is born racist or antiracist; these result from the choices we make. Being antiracist results from a conscious decision to make frequent, consistent, equitable choices daily. These choices require ongoing self-awareness and self-reflection as we move through life. In the absence of making antiracist choices, we (un)consciously uphold aspects of white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. Being racist or antiracist is not about who you are; it is about what you do.  To be an antiracist is a radical choice in the face of history, requiring a radical reorientation of our consciousness. by Ibram Kendi from “How to be an Antiracist” ref


History of human pigmentation in Europe. Scandinavian hunter-gatherers had higher levels of light pigmentation variants compared to their ancestors from other parts of Europe, suggesting adaptation to a low light conditions.” ref

Lighter skin tones evolved independently in ancestral populations of north-west and north-east Eurasia, with the two populations diverging around 40,000 years ago. Studies have suggested that the two genes most associated with lighter skin colour in modern Europeans originated in the Middle East and the Caucasus about 22,000 to 28,000 years ago, and were present in Anatolia by 9,000 years ago, where their carriers became associated with the Neolithic Revolution and the spread of Neolithic farming across Europe. Lighter skin and blond hair also evolved in the Ancient North Eurasian population.ref

“A further wave of lighter-skinned populations across Europe (and elsewhere) is associated with the Yamnaya culture and the Indo-European migrations bearing Ancient North Eurasian ancestry and the KITLG allele for blond hair. Furthermore, the SLC24A5 gene linked with light pigmentation in Europeans was introduced into East Africa from Europe over five thousand years ago. These alleles can now be found in the San, Ethiopians, and Tanzanian populations with Afro-Asiatic ancestry. In the San people, it was acquired from interactions with Eastern African pastoralists. Meanwhile, in the case of north-east Asia and the Americas, a variation of the MFSD12 gene is responsible for lighter skin colour. The modern association between skin tone and latitude is thus a relatively recent development.ref

“Somebody needs to tell her that anti-White racism isn’t a thing.???? – Health Services MPH Graduate Student Health Systems and Policy Concentration

My response, I don’t buy that there is not any, but seriously people wake the hell up, no white people can ever experience systemic racism as that is only a white imperialism thing, one that is the deep world pollution killing everyone’s humanity.

Damien AtHope Racism is a system that requires a necessary component of a differential in power. I challenge you to show me how members of the Global Majority possess the necessary power over White folk, (In the US at least. I’ve never been anywhere else long enough to know.) to have it rise to the level of racism. Prejudice is different.” – Health Services MPH Graduate Student Health Systems and Policy Concentration

My response, OK, so, I have experienced race prejudice from White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, etc. I can remember the complete fear at seeing 6 big black dudes with clubs and bats saying we are going to kill that white devil tonight.  I said, hey, man, I am Damien,  have you never heard of me? Two guys, say, yes, I do think you are, another person shouts kill him any way he is still a white boy. I said wait, ✋dude, I am cool, I run with…, again, I hear, “why are we leaving him alone”??? “Let’s just jack this fucking fool!” I am ready to die. Do I need to finish?

Damien AtHope You are missing the piece about racism being a system. Did they like you? Doesn’t sound like it. Was it because you are White? Highly possible. Still not an organized system of oppression with the requisite power differential. Still not racism. Good day.” – Health Services MPH Graduate Student Health Systems and Policy Concentration

My response, Ok, so you would explain my experience, how? Please explain fully, and if possible, please, provide examples? Thanks. ???? And also, please show what I posted that claimed I experienced systems of racism? I say no white people can ever experience systemic racism. Only individual racism or internal racism.

Damien AtHope My very first comment and every subsequent one has said that racism is a system of oppression with a requisite component of a power differential. Because racism is a SYSTEM, not just a couple of dudes wanting to beat the snot out of you and because as members of the Global Majority they lack the requisite power, I hold that what you experienced wasn’t anti-White racism. In other words, going back to my original comment, somebody needs to tell them that anti-White racism isn’t a thing. Good day.” – Health Services MPH Graduate Student Health Systems and Policy Concentration

OK, I was born in long beach. I am from Southern California. I have been treated with race prejudice by Whites, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, etc., and many others. I am seen as a freak to many people and am not fully welcome in social areas. I am also intersex so I was born not s full man. Not a woman either. I was hated at birth by my family and even the world today, and my crime? I was born this way. I was way more mistreated in hands of white people and often welcomed, even supported by non-white people. I almost always found friends in non-white people.

I like calling myself a street kid, not that that is actually me anymore but to show the bigoted society that some freak punk street kid that was kind of homely poor, uneducated, and bad guesses, what I did was eat college professors in their fields, like a shark, or a work car, for a gang doing a driveby. I am an ex-thug street hooligan drug addict alcoholic by 17. I stopped all that long ago and yet, now I still am a thinking thug as I tend to approach thinking mentally like a street fight where my life depends on every action I do. I have been stabbed, jumped twice, or was it three times, damn my child hod is in the deep past but my anger at this fucking bigoted society never changed from me at 15 I was then a Hard Truth Soldier, and now at almost 50 I am still a Hard Truth Soldier. 

I don’t always call people, that as most people are soft, weak, worried some genital bigot will take offense. I say fuck them, I will try to do it but with kindness, but the only thing that changed is words. In my youth, at 15, I punched a racist skinhead it the fucking head on the job program that was like a chain gang for criminal you. then this stupid fucker starts doing Hitler hand sigs telling me it’s us whites against all others and If I was not with him I was a race trader deserving my ass kicked. 

I threw rocks at him then elbowed him again in the back of the head as we entered the van to go back and I was risking 6 months to 3 years fighting him, and I did it anyway. And due to the head cop being Asian and me beating a bigot he let me go home, or I would say my weight privilege came through again. I hate when stupid people think there is no white privilege. I am from the inner city of the Los Angeles area believe me cops hurt my friends and me, I was the race trader hanging out with non-white people. 

I have never felt loved in white culture and never felt unwelcome in a general way from my  Hispanic and Black friends and to a lesser but still close Aisain friends. I was never forced to join a gang as they let me just be me. I have never had white culture do anything but look down on me as if I name almost garbage. I had each of them fight to save my life, Hispanic, Black, and Asian friends. I only look like I fit at all in white “only” culture. I am not saying I am wanting in just the door was not even open to me, or it felt if I wanted in I had to sell out my honor. 

No. I don’t feel connected to them, I am not attacking their stuff it is just not what I lived growing up. I was in an area where they had drugs and gangs so bad I had friends dead and in jail for life for murders. I had friends in a few different gangs, that kind of all protected me from mostly white people. I see all white as scary but mixed crowds welcoming more to me. I did lots of crimes and harmed men randomly. mostly white meme felt my anger at their oppression of me and all my non-white friends. 

I now try to welcome everyone in the world as my friends. I now welcome the homeless to those with power as my friends. I see it is this bigotry of racism that is killing our world and have been similarly horrid for around 7,000 years. I call it world war 0. It was white people killing and enslaving the non-white world than anyone, not the elite suffered. I name not really with anyone but I try to welcome and love anyone, but bigots and bullies. I can’t stand them.

I am a real hard-ass street kid, that is no bullshit allowed, and most people don’t impress me at all. I am a real hard-ass street kid, that is no bullshit allowed, and most people don’t impress me at all. I think, oh that’s nice a supportive meme. but I feel way more in the thick of the freedom fight to sit and just post, one, meme a month, to make me not think I am heartless. But that could never be enough for me. I am a lover of humanity too much to do only the littlest possible and not be on the other side. 

My motto, put up or shut up, people are doing, if that is not enough, are you sure you are still a good person? To me, only real champions even catch my eye. So you can imagine feeling a radical mindset like mine that I can be inspired by someone else they must be cool as hell. 

I am Anti-Classist: addressing styles of anarchism and socialism, power to the people 

Discussing Leadership and Prehistory with Leader Deanna L. Lawlis 

Yes, YOU too, can be an Anarcho-humanist? 

Afrocentrism and African Religions 

Evolution of human skin color, white-skin is really under 10,000 years old? 

White (light complexion skin) Bigotry and Sexism started 7,000 years ago? 

Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses. 

Anarcho-Humanist sharing “Non-Anarchist Memes,” to Fight Bigotry? 

Street-Kid Damien, Was He Really a BAD Kid? 

Your embracing and supporting “white privilege” makes me sick!!! 

Cory and Damien talking on issues in life: oppression, human rights, humanism, and equality. 

7,000 years of Class Conflict, Class War Struggle Ain’t Nothing New! 

Hell YES, America is a Racist Country!!! 

Less Imperialism Worship in Prehistory/History, PLEASE 

Navigating Differences and Finding Understanding of Differences 

Revolutionary Communication: Humanity with Oneself, Friends, and Enemies 

So this lionhearted humanity champion is open, show me, your honor, also would you truly embody greatness found in someone worthy to be acknowledged as a real hero. My goal is live as a friend of kindness and love.

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

Would we not often do better lighting a candle, than cursing at the darkness?

We need people with the height of bravery, to be openly as kind as others openly hate.

I may never know just how beautiful you are, until you are kind.

In the end, all we have is each other and life is just too damn short to not be kind. It is not my moment of the greatest selfishness that holds good memories in my heart. No, it is my moment of the greatest selflessness that holds good memories in my heart.

I strive to be a good human ethical in both my thinking and behaviors thus I strive to be:

Anti-racist, Anti-sexist, Anti-homophobic, Anti-biphobic. Anti-transphobic, Anti-classist, Anti-ablest, Anti-ageist, and as Always Antifascist

In fact, I want to strive to avoid as much as I can bigoted thinking towards others based on their perceived membership or classification based on that person’s perceived political affiliation (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), sex/gender, beliefs (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), social class (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), age, disability, religion (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), sexuality (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), race, ethnicity, language (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), nationality, beauty, height, occupation (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), wealth (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), education, sport-team affiliation, music tastes or other personal characteristics (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics).

Although, I am a “very”, yes, VERY strong atheist, antitheist as

well as antireligionist, My humanity is just as strong and I value it

above my disbeliefs. My kind of people are those who champion

humanity, the one’s who value kindness, love justice, and support

universal empowerment for all humans, we are all equal in dignity,

and all deserve human rights, due self-sovereignty.

I like learning prehistory!

I also hate: 

“Pseudo-science, Pseudo-history, and Pseudo-morality.”

So yeah, history is fun, but one must weed through the sometimes added mythology, half-truths, or outright lies. This is even more important when reading religion-related information.

The greatest lie ever, was the fraud of democracy, from its conceptions in Greece, claiming the freedom to vote, all the while upholding the institution of slavery. We today are sold the lie of capitalism, and the elite that play in space, while children starve in the streets…

The sad history of democracy is one of continued bigotry of elites and slaves, but now with a happy face or less unhappy faces, I should say, for more accuracy, as some non-slaves were a little more equal in a limited kind of way and/or scope.

If Americanism has taught us anything, it is that this “land” (people claiming colonialism as a birthright) loves bigotry, hate, lying, violence, denial, and unscientific explanations to just about any damn thing that can’t get away fast enough.

What if truth, mattered? Would we be more open-minded, or did you think you were already good, no improvement needed as most do, or do you let “new knowledge” alluded to, get in? Do you care? If so, what have you done to help change the world? When was the last time you realized you were wrong, then changed?

“Apathy is a Luxury of the Unoppressed.” – Meaningless Absurdity @VoxAbsurdum 

Damien Marie AtHope’s Art

While hallucinogens are associated with shamanism, it is alcohol that is associated with paganism.

The Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries Shows in the prehistory series:

Show one: Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses.

Show two: Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show tree: Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show four: Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show five: Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show six: Emergence of hierarchy, sexism, slavery, and the new male god dominance: Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves!

Show seven: Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State)

Show eight: Paganism 4,000 years old: Moralistic gods after the rise of Statism and often support Statism/Kings: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism)

Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses: VIDEO

Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Pre-Capitalism): VIDEO

Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves: VIEDO

Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State): VIEDO

Paganism 4,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism): VIEDO

I do not hate simply because I challenge and expose myths or lies any more than others being thought of as loving simply because of the protection and hiding from challenge their favored myths or lies.

The truth is best championed in the sunlight of challenge.

An archaeologist once said to me “Damien religion and culture are very different”

My response, So are you saying that was always that way, such as would you say Native Americans’ cultures are separate from their religions? And do you think it always was the way you believe?

I had said that religion was a cultural product. That is still how I see it and there are other archaeologists that think close to me as well. Gods too are the myths of cultures that did not understand science or the world around them, seeing magic/supernatural everywhere.

I personally think there is a goddess and not enough evidence to support a male god at Çatalhöyük but if there was both a male and female god and goddess then I know the kind of gods they were like Proto-Indo-European mythology.

This series idea was addressed in, Anarchist Teaching as Free Public Education or Free Education in the Public: VIDEO

Our 12 video series: Organized Oppression: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of power (9,000-4,000 years ago), is adapted from: The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFjxmY7jQA by “History with Cy

Show #1: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)

Show #2: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Eridu: First City of Power)

Show #3: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Uruk and the First Cities)

Show #4: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (First Kings)

Show #5: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Early Dynastic Period)

Show #6: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (King Lugalzagesi and the First Empire)

Show #7: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Sargon and Akkadian Rule)

Show #8: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Naram-Sin, Post-Akkadian Rule, and the Gutians)

Show #9: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Gudea of Lagash and Utu-hegal)

Show #10: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Third Dynasty of Ur / Neo-Sumerian Empire)

Show #11: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Amorites, Elamites, and the End of an Era)

Show #12: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer)

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The “Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries”

Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ Atheist Leftist @Skepticallefty & I (Damien Marie AtHope) @AthopeMarie (my YouTube & related blog) are working jointly in atheist, antitheist, antireligionist, antifascist, anarchist, socialist, and humanist endeavors in our videos together, generally, every other Saturday.

Why Does Power Bring Responsibility?

Think, how often is it the powerless that start wars, oppress others, or commit genocide? So, I guess the question is to us all, to ask, how can power not carry responsibility in a humanity concept? I know I see the deep ethical responsibility that if there is power their must be a humanistic responsibility of ethical and empathic stewardship of that power. Will I be brave enough to be kind? Will I possess enough courage to be compassionate? Will my valor reach its height of empathy? I as everyone, earns our justified respect by our actions, that are good, ethical, just, protecting, and kind. Do I have enough self-respect to put my love for humanity’s flushing, over being brought down by some of its bad actors? May we all be the ones doing good actions in the world, to help human flourishing.

I create the world I want to live in, striving for flourishing. Which is not a place but a positive potential involvement and promotion; a life of humanist goal precision. To master oneself, also means mastering positive prosocial behaviors needed for human flourishing. I may have lost a god myth as an atheist, but I am happy to tell you, my friend, it is exactly because of that, leaving the mental terrorizer, god belief, that I truly regained my connected ethical as well as kind humanity.

Cory and I will talk about prehistory and theism, addressing the relevance to atheism, anarchism, and socialism.

At the same time as the rise of the male god, 7,000 years ago, there was also the very time there was the rise of violence, war, and clans to kingdoms, then empires, then states. It is all connected back to 7,000 years ago, and it moved across the world.

Cory Johnston: https://damienmarieathope.com/2021/04/cory-johnston-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftist/?v=32aec8db952d  

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Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ @Skepticallefty Evidence-based atheist leftist (he/him) Producer, host, and co-host of 4 podcasts @skeptarchy @skpoliticspod and @AthopeMarie

Damien Marie AtHope (“At Hope”) Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist. Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, Psychology, and Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Historian.

Damien is interested in: Freedom, Liberty, Justice, Equality, Ethics, Humanism, Science, Atheism, Antiteism, Antireligionism, Ignosticism, Left-Libertarianism, Anarchism, Socialism, Mutualism, Axiology, Metaphysics, LGBTQI, Philosophy, Advocacy, Activism, Mental Health, Psychology, Archaeology, Social Work, Sexual Rights, Marriage Rights, Woman’s Rights, Gender Rights, Child Rights, Secular Rights, Race Equality, Ageism/Disability Equality, Etc. And a far-leftist, “Anarcho-Humanist.”

I am not a good fit in the atheist movement that is mostly pro-capitalist, I am anti-capitalist. Mostly pro-skeptic, I am a rationalist not valuing skepticism. Mostly pro-agnostic, I am anti-agnostic. Mostly limited to anti-Abrahamic religions, I am an anti-religionist. 

To me, the “male god” seems to have either emerged or become prominent around 7,000 years ago, whereas the now favored monotheism “male god” is more like 4,000 years ago or so. To me, the “female goddess” seems to have either emerged or become prominent around 11,000-10,000 years ago or so, losing the majority of its once prominence around 2,000 years ago due largely to the now favored monotheism “male god” that grow in prominence after 4,000 years ago or so. 

My Thought on the Evolution of Gods?

Animal protector deities from old totems/spirit animal beliefs come first to me, 13,000/12,000 years ago, then women as deities 11,000/10,000 years ago, then male gods around 7,000/8,000 years ago. Moralistic gods around 5,000/4,000 years ago, and monotheistic gods around 4,000/3,000 years ago. 

“Animism” is needed to begin supernatural thinking.
“Totemism” is needed for supernatural thinking connecting human actions & related to clan/tribe.
“Shamanism” is needed for supernatural thinking to be controllable/changeable by special persons.
Together = Gods/paganism

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Damien Marie AtHope (Said as “At” “Hope”)/(Autodidact Polymath but not good at math):

Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Jeweler, Poet, “autodidact” Philosopher, schooled in Psychology, and “autodidact” Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Pre-Historian (Knowledgeable in the range of: 1 million to 5,000/4,000 years ago). I am an anarchist socialist politically. Reasons for or Types of Atheism

My Website, My Blog, & Short-writing or QuotesMy YouTube, Twitter: @AthopeMarie, and My Email: damien.marie.athope@gmail.com

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