Caged Congolese teen: Why a zoo took 114 years to apologise
RAEL’S COMMENT: Apologies are not enough. A huge amount of money should be paid to the country where he was abducted and to his family descendants.
Ota Benga was kidnapped from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1904 and taken to the US to be exhibited. Journalist Pamela Newkirk, who has written extensively about the subject, looks at the attempts over the decades to cover up what happened to him.
More than a century after it drew international headlines for exhibiting a young African man in the monkey house, the Bronx Zoo in New York has finally expressed regret.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s apology for its 1906 exhibition of Ota Benga, a native of Congo, comes in the wake of global protests prompted by the videotaped police killing of George Floyd that again shone a bright light on racism in the United States.
During a national moment of reckoning, Cristian Samper, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s president and CEO, said it was important “to reflect on WCS’s own history, and the persistence of racism in our institution”.
He vowed that the society, which runs the Bronx Zoo, would commit itself to full transparency about the episode which inspired breathless headlines across Europe and the United States from 9 September 1906 – a day after Ota Benga was first exhibited – until he was released from the zoo on 28 September 1906.
But the belated apology follows years of stonewalling.
Rest in Peace. We will never forget
RAEL’S COMMENT: The scandal is that Facebook hides the photo as violent…
Rest in Peace. We will never forget
US military base in Okinawa
RAEL’S COMMENT: The clear difference between the upper houses with gardens for US military people (occupiers) and the bottom housing of the Okinawa population…
This is what Okinawa is with US military bases
Melbourne woman choked by Victoria Police as she resists arrest for not wearing a face mask
RAEL’S COMMENT: That’s for not wearing a mask even having a medical certificate proving she cannot wear one. Next is forced vaccination. Those supposed to protect citizens from criminals are abusing people. It’s time for a world revolution.
Melbourne woman claims to be choked around the neck as she resists arrest by Victoria Police. This has been a reoccurring issue throughout Victoria ever since the newly introduced law stating that face masks are compulsory in Melbourne, while in a public area. However, there are exceptions. Could this have been dealt with differently? Should she have handed over her letter of exemption to Police? Beware: some of the language in this video may be offensive to some viewers.
Sophia Narwitz: Victimhood has become a cult that wants you to suffer forever. I know because I broke free of its grasp
RAEL’S COMMENT: Whatever happened to you in the past is not you now. You are, only if you are in the now. Not in the future, not in the past: just now. Trauma from past events are just self-maintained illusions and good excuses to avoid dealing with the only thing that matters: now. Happy new you!
Victim culture is pervasive. From gaming to politics, an endless cycle of hurt feelings has tainted all it touches. But in a society where depression is skyrocketing, it’s time to call out a mindset that is ruining people’s lives.
My childhood, teens, and much of my 20s were not good to me. Having grown up in an abusive home where I experienced sexual, mental, and physical abuse, only to go to school where I was relentlessly bullied, I often found myself in a dark space. Throw in a violent rape around my 20th year of existence, and needless to say I was not a happy individual.
Through the eyes of my younger self, all I knew was victimhood. A sentiment backed by my experience with so many different forms of abuse. It was through that lens which I saw the world. I defined myself by my victim status, and I wanted to be treated as such.
By the time I was 25, I wasn’t living a good life. Suicide attempts were the norm, and I desperately sought out people who would coddle me. My coping mechanisms were poor, and I continually regressed into a weaker headspace, coaxed on by the people I filled my life with who treated me as a baby. Nowhere was I pushed to get stronger and I hit a phase where I was only ever upset.
I expand upon my history as such, because through all the coddling, babying, and safespacing I surrounded myself with, my anger, depression, and suicidal tendencies didn’t improve. I remained perpetually miserable. Never finding a leg to stand on because I didn’t have the strength to do so. I was stuck in a pit of despair because I refused to teach myself how to climb. These are the trappings of victim culture.
US military celebrate the atom bomb with a cake, 1946
RAEL’S COMMENT: Le cynisme américain – American cynism
US military celebrate the atom bomb with a cake, 1946.
Anti-coronavirus software? McAfee claims he can’t get Covid-19, despite licking grocery carts and shoes
RAEL’S COMMENT: He is 100% right! I also lick the hands of Raelians at meetings as recorded in one of RAEL TV videos.
Computer anti-virus king John McAfee claims he’s also resistant to viruses of the biological kind, as he’s successfully warded off Covid-19, despite licking grocery cart handles and the soles of shoes.
Even though the 75-year-old falls firmly into the high-risk category for the disease, McAfee says he has been doing his best to catch it with his, frankly disgusting, oral activities.
In a thoroughly bizarre Twitter thread, the eccentric multi-millionaire says he even spent “several hours” in close proximity to someone displaying symptoms of the coronavirus. Yet despite these efforts, testing has repeatedly shown he is free of the bug that has upended normal life across the world.
McAfee even provided photos of his test devices and an explicit snap of himself carrying out the peculiar experiment.
Happiness is not an emotion
RAEL’S COMMENT: Absolutely true! Real happiness is a permanent calm state.
The future is ‘CLEAR’ and it’s Dystopian: Virus hype ushers in a Covid 19-84 nightmare of restricted access
RAEL’S COMMENT: Only by mass non-compliance with the ‘New Normal’ can we get our old lives back.
Clear’s new Health Pass and other ‘Covid hi-tech innovations’ are a stark warning of how the globalist ‘New Normal’ being mapped out will operate. Access to travel, sport & restaurants may be barred for all who refuse to comply.
“Originally launched in May, Health Pass is an extension of Clear’s mobile app. The service links COVID-19 related data like a health questionnaire and temperature check to assess whether someone is healthy enough to enter a certain venue. Additionally, the app has the capability to link COVID-19 test results through partnerships with labs, and eventually vaccination status.”
That’s how Condé Nast Traveller described the latest piece of technology by the biometric ID company Clear, which will help the authorities determine who will, and who will not, be allowed to go to the ball.
Apartheid may have officially ended in South Africa almost 30 years ago, but it is coming back big-time in countries that pride themselves on their commitment to ‘human rights.’ Only, this time, it won’t be people’s color that will determine what they can and cannot do, but their digital ‘Health Pass.’ Don’t want to get tested or vaccinated for coronavirus? Then just stay at home, old bean. It’s your ‘choice.’ The fact that a large percentage of the elderly don’t have smart phones and so can’t download apps doesn’t matter. Age discrimination, and discrimination against the disabled, is a key element of the coronavirus ‘New Normal.’
It’s likely that the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be very excited by Clear’s work. The hardcore globalist organization has been promoting on Twitter a ‘Covid-Pass’ app, due to launch in September, that could “revive global travel and large events during the pandemic.”