White vs Black Manifesto by Dylann Roof


Well as predicted Roof's orignial Manifesto has dissapeared from its original URL.   I'm glad that i saved it here


Dylann Roof writes clearly notwithstanding that his mind is apparently locked in its own fallacies.   I hope he gets a chance to write and publish about how the world around him has changed in response to his actions. 

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however, he caused the flag to come down


Governor  Nikki Haley of South Carolina remarks on signing the bill to remove the confederate flag

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and Obama's remarks
  in eulogy for Charleston pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney

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articulate in the symbols of language what actually happened.
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If we are rsponsible for the symbls and language in which think, then in a very real way we are each of us responsible for the symbols and stories that we interact with in our culture and society.   If we are oblivious to that responsibility, then how can we ever generate the synergy and consciousness that will allow us to function beyond that of slime mold?  We do not piss or shit in a public place ... that is the crime of mopey.  Where do we restrain individual freedom in support of a larger society?  There is no black or white rubric that i know how to use here. 

Another example is:  i do not want to think within the confines of this right/left political propaganda memes and concepts here.  Hence i like to watch the integrity of the language and symbols in which i must interact with those others present. 

South Carolina state government has legally decided that their government will no longer fly this flag.  I salute that !    It is a simple thing ... with no violence involved ... and i view it as healthy that the waves of that action will spread to other instances of symbols of racism in the South. 

Sorry for those who are giving up this symbol ... but there may be others that they can create which do not have that racial association.  Symbols are cheep ... anybody can make them ... and anybody can fly them.  

Yes, if we are to be responsible members of humanity, then we must take responsibility for curating the language and symbols in our culture.

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Comments


... says
... 2015-06-22 07:20:37 18453
I guess atrocities are the quickest way to fame & publicity of one's horse shit. ISIS is making a habit of it.


(wonder how many twitter followers he now has?)

Seth says
its interesting to tease out of his words the assumption that spawns them and his evil action.   I think that assumption is that the white race necessarily must fight other races for supremacy.  He never did mention or question that one assumption.   Too bad, i think he should have questioned it.  Makes me think, what things i assume that i must fight, which i really do not need to.

Seth says
And these thoughts do not spring forth just from a single person ... no they have roots deep in our culture.   see:   Report: Many Mississippi politicians tied to group that radicalized Dylann Roof  ... to some this is not insanity ... it follows quite from their assumptions.

Mark de LA says
seth 2015-06-22 13:27:25 18453
And these thoughts do not spring forth just from a single person ... no they have roots deep in our culture.   see:   Report: Many Mississippi politicians tied to group that radicalized Dylann Roof  ... to some this is not insanity ... it follows quite from their assumptions.
Just like partisans all over do with any atrocious news: black on white shootings, shootings for the get rid of guns agenda, hurricanes -> global warming agenda etc.  Check your agenda at the door if you are looking for truths otherwise enjoy the Egoo!


Mark de LA says
Folks may not even be able to read or hear this these days:
source: ...

RUSH: Folks, do you realize the Confederate flag flies because of the Democrat Party? Do people even care anymore about truth, objective truth, ontological certitude?

Do people care about this stuff anymore? Does it matter? Or is truth something so elusive that it's impossible to achieve because everybody has a bias and somebody's truth is somebody else's lie? And if a truth is a lie to somebody then it can't be the truth? Is this where we are now, facts are irrelevant? The Confederate flag in South Carolina.. There's a man. There's a name. There's a reason why that Confederate flag flies over the Statehouse in South Carolina.

You know the name, don't you, Mr. Snerdley? (interruption) Yeah, his name was Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, of (impression), "There's too much consumin' goin' on out there!" Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, well-known Democrat -- senator from South Carolina -- is responsible for the Confederate flag flying over South Carolina! When did this become a Republican problem? Who wrote the lyrics to the song Dixie?
... prolly not.
Just as an aside the picture makes the perp look like a girl!



Seth says
source: mark

historic symbols may be hated by some & loved by others. The erroneous symbol & idea is somehow the stars & bars caused the atrocity. I showed others where historic symbols also inspire that I would NOT get rid of. Others on FB apparently have some ideas on the subject.

Well the idea that the flag caused the atrocity has been debunked by just about every talking head on the boob tube ... and i certainly agree, the symbol did not cause the event.  However Huxley's point that people get conditioned to respond to symbols whether the underlying reality exists or not, must be taken into consideration.  People are just using this atrocity as a good opportunity to eliminate this long standing conditioning.   South Carolina should just do it ... no more equivocation necessary or useful here.

Seth says

South Carolina should take down the confederate flag from its capitol.  Why?  Well Huxley has given their legislature a good reason ...
source: Aldous Huxley
Since human beings respond to symbols as promptly and unequivocally as they respond to the stimuli of unmediated experience, and since most of them naively believe that culture-hallowed words about things are as real as, or even realer than their perceptions of the things themselves, these outdated or intrinsically nonsensical notions do enormous harm.
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Seth says
source: mark
Yeah ....  I don't care one way or another . Hanging out in the past may or not be fruitful depending upon what one does with it. If the Liberty Bell becomes offensive to some some day then ..... (maybe someone can figure out how to connect it to slavery - some of the founders owned slaves - & get rid of it.)  ISIS is destroying some of the reminders of the past about the Middle East these days who knows why or what that means.


I  think making erroneous associations will not help anyone make better judgements in this matter.   Incidentally, since we were just now discussing Satyagraha, making erroneous associations is in fact, doing the opposite.  Is there a connection between your lack of care in this matter, and the erroneous associations you just made?

Mark de LA says
BTW you missed Rush Limbaugh's take where Democrats are responsible for the confed flag in South Carolina being flown . Also Bill Clinton proclamed it in Arkansas.


Mark de LA says
It is just a rush of political correctness with the smell of racial correctness. Some electorial voting patterns are targets too.


Seth says
source: mark

Then too looking elsewhere in todays news some use the occasion to get even uglier & call for race wars:
Another symbol of hate that should be gotten rid of:




OMG ... such a strange object of attention for this particular now.

Seth says

Isn't it ironic the Dylann Roof intended to start a race war, but ended up inciting more race understanding and cooperation thorough the South?  

Unintended consequences can not usually be predicted from a single isolated mind .

Seth says
i think there is a power in interacting with symbols with integrity. 



... and shuffling symbols with a "so's your mother" interaction is not interacting with symbols with integrity.  in fact, that is why we call doing that a fallacy.  it even has a name, "Tu quoque".

Seth says
... 2015-07-13 09:08:50 18453
The acerbation continues - this post keeps bubbling up long after all that is left is political correctness gone amuk.


perhaps you haven't noticed that my items evolve with my realizations.  your egotistical judgements on those changes would best be kept to your own private alienation from the process.  they contribute nothing useful to the evolution of the items except your own dreck.

Seth says
... 2015-07-13 08:45:53 18453
Symbols: (some think they re reality)


Well of course forgetting that the map is not the territory or reifying representations is a grave error. 

That said, not comprehending the power of symbols in our lives and culture is to not know what is happening here.  The words of huxley come rapidly to mind ... "Since human beings respond to symbols as promptly and unequivocally as they respond to the stimuli of unmediated experience, and since most of them naively believe that culture-hallowed words about things are as real as, or even realer than their perceptions of the things themselves, these outdated or intrinsically nonsensical notions do enormous harm."

9 people got killed ... that is reality.  Symbolically something has happened too ... more so just because of Roof's careful choce of symbols.  Will the symbolic change cause many more reality effects on the attitudes of people in the South.  I rather expect that these waves will not just stop dead in their tracks when the media's attention moves on to the next event. 

Deed affects life ... and a life affects lives ... and life as art cannot act without the represention of symbols.  Without that dimension of story you have sunk into the ennui of bland meaninglessness. 
So go ahead, mock symbol wherever it crops up, apparently that is your fixed role  ... yet it is one of the things that separate us from slime mold.

Seth says
i don't think this story is over.  It gets elaborated when, as and if, the mind of Roof goes through changes ... and he is allowed to speak them.  That, of course, is just my expectation.  We will see ...

Seth says
... 2015-07-15 07:56:52 18453
... 2015-07-15 07:15:28 18453
seth 2015-07-13 09:46:35 18453
i don't think this story is over.  It gets elaborated when, as and if, the mind of Roof goes through changes ... and he is allowed to speak them.  That, of course, is just my expectation.  We will see ...
It gets to be over when people quit publishing it. Apparently not any time soon from your micro megaphone.

Personally, I find this article more interesting.

well with this one, because Roof didn't kill himself, we get a trial ... that will stretch out for years. then too there is my expectation that Roff will change his mind when he grocks the actual effect of his actions.  mark my word (or not).

you have strange attractors ... we have always known that about you

Seth says
seth 2015-07-17 05:23:15 18546
well incidentally there is as much soul and emotional content in this song as in your confederate one.  although the first one is a bit dated.   me, i prefer a more healing tone

sorry about my previous response .... now that i see the symbols and emotions in these songs more clearly, there is little doubt what they stand for.

since we seem to be comparing emotional reactions to this event, this comment is quite in context here.

Seth says
... 2015-07-21 06:55:46 18453
Anger is handled nicely from the ontological (zen) perspective in BofNK (23:38) as:
  • About something that has passed
  • Based on a feeling of hurt
  • Revealing a core sense of incapacity
  • Regenerating a sense of capacity through a destructive intent or feeling-reaction

My takeaway from this is that continuing to stoke the fires creates an endless hurt. The victims of the Nazis vow "never again & never forget"  & so the hurt will continue forever.  The same goes for the racism of the past in this country. Best not choose war because it is endless & only hibernates for a Winter or so. Focus on something else.


Perhaps you did not notice, but for me, this item comes back to my attention not out of anger, but out of awareness of the healing that is taking place because of the reaction of the community in the black church.   Your bringing up anger here is just about yourself.

But anyway, thanks for the references re anger, i'll put this into anger so next time i get angry perchance i will find your references.

Seth says
...... 2015-08-04 08:47:30 18453
Flash this AM - I think the M$M obsession & the political correctness gang has made the stars & bars flag of the old Confederacy & the South so in the public mind abroad that foreigners probably think it is the US flag & all of us are racists!

... or maybe all of that is just a fantasy mung in the mind of magor. 

here is one of mine ... all of this recent anti political correctness meme is being propagated by Trump to get elected.  Here is how you test it ... find where Trump paid to get the recent anti-PC commentary books published. 

Anyway this item represents my awareness of  what happens about  Dylann Roof.  It has almost nothing to do with political correctness.  Find a unique item to represent your anti-PC crusade ... but this is not it.

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