An anthropologist explains the secret behind Islamophobia

Islamic Extremism

Anthropologist Maximilian Forte explains the hidden and complex purposes of the campaign against Islamophobia. It's one of his best columns, loaded with insights about America.   "How to Make Extremism Mainstream and Fake a Debate about Islamophobia" By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 6 June 2017. Reposted with his generous permission.   Questions about one of … Continue reading An anthropologist explains the secret behind Islamophobia

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Afghanistan’s girls show the dark side of America’s influence on the world

Afghanistan Women

Summary: Trump is committing America to the overthrow of a 4th secular regime in the Middle East, probably to be replaced (like the others) by a fundamentalist Islamic government (or chaos). Amidst the cheering for Trump, let's look at what we have done for the women in Afghanistan. Let's remember that before we wreck another country. People … Continue reading Afghanistan’s girls show the dark side of America’s influence on the world

Oddities of the New Left, making them weaker than the Old Left

Old Left - Friedrich Engels

Summary: Continuing my series describing how both Left and Right in America have become unmoored from their roots and adopted strange new beliefs. This post looks at the New Left. These evolutions have made the Right stronger and the Left weaker. "Using the hijab as a symbol of women's liberation & empowerment is like using … Continue reading Oddities of the New Left, making them weaker than the Old Left

We can defeat today’s jihadists, as we did the anarchist terrorists a century ago

Summary:  Today's violence from Islamic extremists has many similarities to the anarchists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Using standard police and intelligence methods, Western governments defeated the anarchists -- without massive restrictions on civil liberties, without military operations. We can defeat today's Islamic extremists using similar methods -- reversing the results from 16 years of … Continue reading We can defeat today’s jihadists, as we did the anarchist terrorists a century ago