My Life After Hate

Author: Arno Michaels
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0983129053
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My Life After Hate

Author: Arno Michaelis, IV
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ISBN: 9780983129073
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A former racist skinhead examines aspects of his past: Where did the hate come from? How did he come to be a central figure in the white power movement of the late 80s and early 90s? What happened to bring about his drastic change of heart? With a collection of reflective essays, disturbing flashbacks, and an interview, My Life After Hate scrubs infected scabs off the festering wound of racism, then soothes and heals as the eternal wisdom of forgiveness and compassion takes hold.

The Gift Of Our Wounds

Author: Arno Michaelis
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250107555
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The powerful story of a friendship between two men—one Sikh and one skinhead—that resulted in an outpouring of love and a mission to fight against hate. One Sikh. One former Skinhead. Together, an unusual friendship emerged out of a desire to make a difference. When white supremacist Wade Michael Page murdered six people and wounded four in a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in 2012, Pardeep Kaleka was devastated. The temple leader, now dead, was his father. His family, who had immigrated to the U.S. from India when Pardeep was young, had done everything right. Why was this happening to him? Meanwhile, Arno Michaelis, a former skinhead and founder of one of the largest racist skinhead organizations in the world, had spent years of his life committing terrible acts in the name of white power. When he heard about the attack, waves of guilt washing over him, he knew he had to take action and fight against the very crimes he used to commit. After the Oak Creek tragedy, Arno and Pardeep worked together to start an organization called Serve 2 Unite, which works with students to create inclusive, compassionate and nonviolent climates in their schools and communities. Their story is one of triumph of love over hate, and of two men who breached a great divide to find compassion and forgiveness. With New York Times bestseller Robin Gaby Fisher telling Arno and Pardeep's story, The Gift of Our Wounds is a timely reminder of the strength of the human spirit, and the courage and compassion that reside within us all.

See No Stranger

Author: Valarie Kaur
Editor: One World
ISBN: 0525509100
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An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love. “In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, even a nation. Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journey—as a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantánamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with police violence and sexual assault. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists, Kaur reclaims love as an active, public, and revolutionary force that creates new possibilities for ourselves, our communities, and our world. See No Stranger helps us imagine new ways of being with each other—and with ourselves—so that together we can begin to build the world we want to see.

Trendy Fascism

Author: Nancy S. Love
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438462034
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Explores how white supremacist groups use popular music and culture to teach hate and promote violence. Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes. Trendy Fascism is the first book to explore how contemporary white supremacists use popular music to teach hate and promote violence. Nancy S. Love focuses on how white power music supports “trendy fascism,” a neo-fascist aesthetic politics. Unlike classical fascism, trendy fascism involves a hyper-modern cultural politics that exploits social media to create a global white supremacist community. Three case studies examine different facets of the white power music scene: racist skinhead, neo-Nazi folk, and goth/metal. Together these cases illustrate how music has replaced traditional forms of public discourse to become the primary medium for conveying white supremacist ideology today. Written from the interdisciplinary perspective on culture, economics, and politics best described as critical theory, this book is crucial reading for everyone concerned about the future of democracy. “Trendy Fascism has the potential to unsettle how theorists of democracy frame their most basic assumptions in the study of politics. The case studies of white power music are indeed unsettling, and at times they will bring chills to the reader. But, as Love argues, we must confront the realities of and rationalizations for the often-disavowed transnational white supremacist communities and networks in our political present if we are serious about overturning the racial contract pervading late modern states.” — Neil Roberts, Williams College

My Life After Death

Author: Bukiwe Zonke
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491894679
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Life is a journey of living and dying, of new birth, and of burying the dead. Living is a gift from above because we cannot add to its value even though we can subtract from it. Death on the other hand is a loss of life as we know it, and we can never take back from it. What I knew as my life is no longer there; in its stead, a new person emerged. The purpose that I thought was for my life no longer exists, and through my divorce, a cocoon has been broken, and the caterpillar became a butterfly.

Embrace The Moment

Author: Sharon Leitheiser
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457507528
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Embrace the Moment is a book about an elementary teacher who had a hemorrhagic stroke at the age of 49 and lived to tell her story. It was August 11,1996 the day Sharon Leitheiser's life came to a screeching halt. The pain in her brain came so fast she didn't feel it coming before her lights went out. She awoke in the hospital after brain surgery and was left with aphasia, a word finding problem resulting from her stroke, and short term memory problems. Embrace the Moment is not only a story about her slow recovery from the stroke and its aftermath of depression, but also a story about her family who was in crisis due to alcoholism and drug dependency. It is a story about spiritual growth and commitment to family and what she learned along the way. Sharon was born and raised in Great Falls, Montana and graduated from Montana State University. She taught for many years in Geraldine, a farming community outside of Great Falls, before she and her family moved to the Seattle, Washington area, where she began teaching again. She retired after her stroke, but did not retire from life and still continues to inspire people with her writings and her story. She believes in making your own dreams come true.

More Dead Than Alive

Author: Darren Henley
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483642771
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One of the realist books I ever wrote. It talks about the Gangs, Killing, from Murders, to Drugs dealers, Secret Society, to a Corrupt Government, to Mothers killing her own child's, to Dad's raping his own seen, to Poverty, not enough Believe, to everything we wake up to in life and the Story of my life, to Children coming up corrupted.

Spiritual Truths And Experiences Of Life After Death

Author: Gert Niemand
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477134476
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Most of the information in this book came from Angels and Spiritual Masters, who are living in the greater World of Spirit. Therefore, I would like to thank all the Angels and Masters who came down to do their work for God in Love and with Love, and all their helpers, who helped me to fulfill an oath I made. During an out of the body experience, while standing at Mountain Zion in the Presence of God, I promised Him that I would tell all the people the truth about Him and His Spiritual Messengers, the Angels and other life in the Spirit World. All the Angels and Masters spoken to have nothing but Love for God, their fellows spirits, all of Mankind and the Animal Kingdom. Life as we know it, continuo after death in a slightly different format, and regardless of what we say or believe every one of us knows deep in our inner being that we came from the world of spirit, and we knows deep inside ourselves that that world is real, and that we must one day return to it. Regardless of what we say or believe, we know within ourselves about the Presence of God! I have used most of these short stories as talks during church services, because Angels advised me what to write down, and to use what they have shown me in the world of spirit, as the talk. Therefore, most of the information in this book is from spiritual beings, they are the real authors of this book. I am just an instrument used by them as a voice box in the wilderness of Babel, to explain some of the wonderful stories we read of in the bible. In this way am I also complying with the vow I made to God.