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Commentary: We Have “Not Overcome”

200_1000theLet’s be real, the ancestors left lessons and told us what to do. We know all the horrible tales of lynchings, rapes, murders, and the pacification of white folk never end. If they care so much about black people – they would have told the truth about history instead of creating hi-story, which are lies to cover-up their dastardly deeds. I want anyone reading this to ask yourself – does it really take 400 years to end the systematic system of racism?

I’ve lived through segregation and knew the evils of the Jim Crow system first-hand and what I see today not much has changed. In fact, I don’t think the wretched system of racism is worse. Justice is still unjust and black people are still viewed as “less than” as the Constitution says and you know white folk love them some constitution! You do know it say we are 3/5ths human and the Supreme Court decision made it law that “a Negro has no right that white man is bound to respect” in the Dred Scott Decision.

Just as they always done, they hold up a few to make it appear as if we have “overcome” or achieved some measure of advancement. Malcolm would have called some of these folks who keep telling us everything is alright – “House Niggers” – I will call them covert operatives. It was Solomon that said “there is nothing new under the sun.” This is a powerful statement because very little has changed since the 1960s, even though they remind us of this mythical dream!

If you look at history, you will see that it repeats itself; the system is designed to protect the system, and that system excludes black people. They would deport black people if they could but there is nowhere to send us – remember they kidnapped us! Malcolm told us that “Anywhere south of Canada was south”, meaning wherever you are in America you were subjected to discrimination regarding the “separate but equal” laws and racism is the unwritten law of the land.

I am not just saying this to be as I have been called, a “race baiter”. It is the honest truth but white fold are in denial that racism even exists. Republicans Party in particular want to turn back the hands of time and take back their country, which they did by electing Trump who is the embodiment of all that white supremacy means. Their attempts to suppress voting rights is in no way different than the poll taxes from the days of segregation, so this is not new either – it’s just the American political structure. There have been many ways to suppress people over time; unfortunately, black people have endured the brunt of these efforts.

So there continue to be “Black Codes” which are laws passed designed specifically to take away civil rights and civil liberties of African American people. However, the difference today is that they just use different codewords to make it politically correct. This is the reason conservatives speak of taking back their country and have a strong desire to uphold “States Rights”; because at the state level laws can be unimpeded by the federal government. You can see this clearly today by the upsurge in the police killings and corruption under the cover of law all over the country while the country rushes to save those on distant lands wasting trillions.

I wrote an article a few weeks ago titled “The Making of a Slave” to which I received a comment from a guy; I’ll call Mr. White Man. I should assume he was a white man because he vociferously defended the American way! In the article, I talked about the Willie Lynch Syndrome. This guy goes on to tell me or in his mind educate me on the subject by telling me there was never a Willie Lynch and that the supposed letter was debunked years ago. He went on to say that there was no truth to the myth. However, what he did not understand that true or not, there is a system in place to ensure black people “love and respect only” them.

He went on to say, “how sad that I write about the bad things in history; how lucky I am for all that America has done for my people, and I should leave that stuff in the past”. Normally I don’t take the time to respond to fools because my grandfather taught me a long time ago “never argue with a fool”. However, his comment proves my point that he knows the game is rigged against people of color. He also knows he benefits from a privilege decreed by the “American Way”.

Truth is those fools who sung that old Negro spiritual “did not believe “we shall overcome” either! Malcolm X once said that it is time to stop singing and start swing! Overcoming is not insight unless we fight!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Commentary: When Will America See What Is Now Clear

roxy2Let me begin with where the story should end. The GOP is changing the rules they made up and jumping through hoops to protect #45. He has upset the world as we knew it and he is embroiled in investigations from all quarter by nearly every agency while he continues to scream Fake News. But more importantly he continues to use the tried and true fallback position that Obama or Clinton did it, which is the real fake news.

There can now be no doubt: The Russia meddling story is not just smoke but fire. Donald Trump Jr.’s documented interactions with Russians during last year’s presidential campaign are abnormal and alarming. An incriminating email chain has made it impossible for the administration to deploy its always flimsy argument of last resort; that the whole story is just “fake news.”

So now all that we have heard about Trump, Trump Jr., Flynn, Pence, Kushner, Manafort, and the rest of his crew appears to be involved. Following a string of misleading and false statements, Americans must also wonder: Were other Trump associates involved? Did other meetings take place? Was President Trump aware of them? What more did the Trump camp know about Kremlin support for the Trump campaign? Then there is this recurring question: How long can the rest of the Republican Party prioritize partisanship and agenda over decency and patriotism?

What we can clearly see from all of this is who the real terrorists are – the GOP! These so-called patriots are akin to terrorists for upholding these crooks who participated in the American coup! We must remember that 45 is the man who came to political prominence for his racist views (the fake birther claim) of the only black guy who held the office before him. At the very least these activities were and are unethical but the GOP claims it is 21st-century politics!

The emails were released by the younger Mr. Trump after he learned that the New York Times was about to publish them. They show that in June 2016 a publicist who had been involved with Donald Trump’s 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow offered the president’s son “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton].” This “very high level and sensitive information” would be from “the Crown prosecutor of Russia,” an apparent reference to Russia’s prosecutor general. It would be passed on as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

Donald Trump Jr.’s reply was damning: “If it’s what you say I love it.” In subsequent emails, it was explicit that he would meet with a “Russian government attorney” in order to get the information. The younger Mr. Trump and his apologists claim that he responded as would any campaign operative seeking dirt on an opponent. When an ethical operative confronted by a foreign power’s attempt to meddle in this way in U.S. elections would refer the matter promptly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Instead, the younger Trump was enthused, drawing Mr. Manafort and Mr. Kushner into a meeting with someone he believed to be a Russian government attorney.

What now? The president’s sole comment on the matter, relayed Tuesday by deputy press secretary reported: “my son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency.” What he is saying is I am white and therefore I am right. Even with all the evidence, it will take his whole presidential term to resolve any of this!

So now the Republican leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), must finally decide: Is this really okay? Are they really prepared to debase themselves in defense of a president whose closest advisers may have welcomed underhanded interference in America’s election from a hostile foreign power? Let me sum this up by saying the White House is nothing more than a house of lies! I would compare this gang to terrorist folks who created the confederacy during the Civil War! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The Day After The Celebration

triggeredOn the day after “they” celebrated “their” freedom; nothing has changed! We must not lose sight of the fact that black people or women were not included in the Constitution. Every day of our lives the people of America has been bombarded with the phrase “America is the land of the free” or home of the brave and my favorite “we are FREE” when the truth is we are not and most have never been anywhere to compare what is true or real while most are not really that brave.

The so-called founders and signers of the Declaration of Independence were highly imperfect men. Thomas Jefferson and his fellow Southerners were rank hypocrites for declaring that “all men are created equal” while owning men, women, and children as their slaves. John Adams was sour and disputatious, and later as president would sign the Sedition Act cracking down on criticism of the government. John Hancock was accused of amassing his fortune through smuggling. Benjamin Franklin could have been described as kind of a dirty old man.

Yet they laid out a set of principles, later codified in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights amazingly transcended their flaws. At this bizarre moment in history, it is useful to remember that the ideas and institutions of the American experiment are much more powerful and enduring than the idiosyncrasies of our leaders.

I call this moment bizarre for obvious reasons. Thomas Paine wrote in December 1776: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Looking at today, we have a president who neither understands nor respects the basic norms of American democracy. Make no mistake: Donald Trump is a true aberration. There is no figure like him in U.S. history, for which we should be thankful. However, the more disparaging fact is that he is just the latest vision of what these men were like!

I would argue that men like him, for rich – white men, always manipulated the system in America and always under the guise of Christianity for the so-called Christians. Just like his forefathers, 45 only purpose is to rob the people and to benefit a few like him and his children. Frankly, America’s history is dismal filled with the horrors  of slavery being the worst. Then Jim Crow, segregation, and the evils of today. Not to mention that there have been many bad presidents – yes – but never have anyone seen one like this! America has fallen and it looks like the end is near! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Thanks To 45 – The End Time Is Near

downloadThere are a lot of people who preach and predict the end times. I will tell you that I am not one of them. However, as I look at the state of the world, its leadership, and the condition of it – I have to conclude that life as we know it is coming to an end. The terrorist (white supremacist) are the main culprit in the destruction of the planet and the people who live on earth all in the name of greed. There is no secret that those people are planning an escape from this planet, which is why they search the skies for a place to inhabit, at our expense.

In just six months America has lost most of its standing in the world and most people despise its new leader, which is to include most world leaders. There are many places around the world where nation wish and perhaps plan to attack this nation because America is over-stretched or embroiled in other conflicts that they are losing. For example, this little place called Afghanistan; where it has been for 17 years and being no further ahead than the day they invaded it.

Then there is North Korea that is itching for a conflict, as well as many other nations of the world. I know and understand that many of you will say the Bible speaks of Armageddon but I am sorry to tell you that the Bible was written by white men and several of them. In fact, it has been rewritten 28 times to suit their desires, like to justify slavery for example. I say this because; there still many fools who think God wrote it. So don’t expect to see the four men on horseback coming.

No doubt there will be famine, starvation, and war but guess what the rich will be saved – not you; which means the Orange Dummy, his cohorts, and his rich friends will be spared which is a damn shame. To be truthful the world is over-populated and most of its resources are depleted so in order for the world to survive it has become necessary to get rid of humans/mankind. If you believe in the story of Noah and the flood, this was done to restate mankind’s existence, which we are likely to see again.

The bigger problem, as I see it, is that the people of the world have lost faith in their leaders and more problematic is the loss of faith in societal institutions. However, it is the immoral wretchedness of the dominant society that will be the blame for the demise of mankind! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The Make America Great Guy: What Does That Say About 45

14089134_1234426826650369_7063879907830030495_nI will start with the premise that all newspapers are written on the fifth grade level, which is a fact. Then add that no matter what school you went too did not teach you anything but how to conform to the system in place, which we know the truth has been limited at best. Therefore, how can we be expected to know much of anything! I will say the proof is as you can see from those who voted for and elected 45.

This is the man who criticized Obama for everything he did, so much so his knowledge and presidency is the worst presidency ever and now he is under criminal investigation. History will tell you that he has created this disaster in about four months. I have said many times the all of this is a directly because of race. Make no mistake that his only job was to erase anything President Obama did. When compared to President Obama’s eight years of a scandal free positive presidency; we can see what kind of man he is!

They, the GOP and white folk, are tying themselves in knot trying to explain the actions of this guy to the point of calling the democrats and progressives obstructionist! This is the perfect – pot calling the kettle back, when they launch unbelievable obstruction against Obama. From day one and lasted to the end of his term. And today, he is and everybody around him is under some sort of investigation!

Most black people know and even their reporting of history (his-story) confirms that America has never been kind nor fair to black people in this country. Therefore, I think it is a special kind of stupid that the masses of black people continue to believe and follow these people and love them more than themselves! The solution is simple unite and boycott. It’s all about the money and as long as we give it to them we will always be in this shameful situation! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The Must See TV That Wasn’t Recap

th (4)Party-like activities related to the Senate Intelligence Committee interrogation of former FBI Director James B. Comey was a joke and belied the gravity of the proceedings. The supporters of 45 seemed shocked the Comey called the President a liar; he is and we knew it! Like they don’t! Forget the firing of the FBI Director; everything this guy has said to date has been a lie. Maybe because a powerful white man is saying it to the world means something.

Wait for it; however, Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said, “I can definitively say that the president is not a liar.” But her words didn’t blunt the implication of Comey’s charge. The truth is that nobody can trust a word of this guy says. They see it and know it. So what is this grand conspiracy to cover-up his obvious fallacies?

Comey’s testimony really did not tell anybody much of anything except what we already knew that the crooked president puts loyalty to him above loyalty to the Constitution. What I heard in the testimony sounded like something the boss of a company would say to an underling who is expected to grovel to keep his job. Comey didn’t grovel, thus he’s out of a job. So the bully fired him!

The question now is whether Trump’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice. Of course, it does – it would be for President Obama, which may be the only destination distinction between the two men; their race! Nonetheless, even if Trump avoids obstruction charges, his behavior has been outrageous. It evokes memories of another president who put himself above the law and paid by having to resign in disgrace.

I am going to make a bold statement here; I would rather they not impeach this man because he should be battered and bruised politically and become a stain on the pages of history – a disgrace! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


President Shady

923231_10151617714755070_1689464759_nI am so grateful that I have lived long enough to have witnessed and seen so many things in my lifetime but I never thought I would see this guy “they” elected president. The chief birther is proving every day that he and his administration is a disaster! He berated President Obama at every turn and yet he cannot get any people of substance to join his team. Let me be more to the point, every day we hear about another scandal, his wife does not even live with him, and he seems to be obsessed with Obama. People all over the world have and are denouncing him. He is probably the first American president asked to be dis-invited from England.

I have seen and known about the most horrendous criminals and all were able to obtain a lawyer but it is reported that this guy is being refuse this by a number of prominent law firms. To date, he has not passed or accomplished a thing but his loyal supporter gives him an “A”. Of course, there are those who agree with him that he is taking the country back – I still ask from what? So the only answer is from the others!

The problem is “him”! It has gotten to the point that even the people he appointed to positions are turning on him. They knew who they voted for and now – buyers’ remorse! We lived through eight years of what history will record as the greatest president and even a scandal free president of our lifetime – only to get the worst president ever but the racist love him.

In four months of his term, he has done everything wrong that can be imagined. From where I sit – it is time to bend over and kiss our ass goodbye. It appears to me in taking back their country he has adopted the old philosophy– “I am white and say so or as we say talking loud and saying nothing!” I will say that even Ray Charles can see that this is all about him and the ways he can make money and benefit from. He refuses to release his tax returns, hired his children, and has not removed himself from ownership of his businesses.

There is a consensus that his presidency is worst than Watergate and I say to those who say give him a chance is a special kind of stupid! More dangerous is that this guy has made it OK to openly racist. One of his children spoke out saying that his critics are “not even people” – so what does that say about a bedrock principle or him! Certainly, the black could never have gotten away with any of this behavior! I would say this guy is a bad actor and a disaster! This is a really simple situation – just follow the money!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump


Commentary: The Law and Order President

pFJMtgl6S22Xjo6kW27YIt was not my intention initially to use this blog as a political source but since 45 was elected I felt that silence is as bad as the crime. Let me say this; we have seen all of this before, maybe not to this degree that might be called espionage but what surely could be called “high crimes and misdemeanors”, which is the measure of impeachment. Let me say that I am not for an impeachment! I would like to see him battered and bruised politically to be marked in history as a loser. Plus, his VP is worst. I think all of us can agree that the big problem is if impeached he will be pardoned for any and all crimes he may have commented – “if” he is found guilty!

I am vexed by this guy, 45, who campaigned on being a law and order president! Having said that, today we see that he is under investigation for many things as well as most of the people around him; especially, his AG! Let’s face it, this guy comes from the New York real estate business, which means he has to have been involved or in some way connected to the mob.

Most people know that there have always been laws created and implemented directed to undermine the ability to obtain freedom for people of color since the beginning of this country.  White folk and so-called liberals’ will say that America has come a long way when it comes to race relations. I think not; maybe from the days when they owned black people as slaves but the system is the same.

Going back to 45, he has been embroiled in controversy from day one; from paling around with, from what has been reported, with spies. I believe if you want to get to the truth – “just follow the money” and you will get the answer! Let’s be clear regardless of what they say “We have not overcome”! This guy’s whole history is not one that demonstrates an American patriot. He was the chief birther, which was rooted in bigotry!

Yet, he now finds himself is embroiled in numerous investigations for violations of law but he says he is the “law and enforcement president”. Most black people know that “regardless of who is president – we will not get nothing more than we always gotten”. The truth is the system never was designed to affect people of color in the first place! It is just that with this guy, we have less to expect from this guy and his administration.

The biggest problem for me during this mess and it is a mess is that this guy cannot stop blaming President Obama. President Obama served for eight years without a hint of scandal while each day there is a new allegation of some sort of suspected wrongdoing. More indispensable, in my view, is that the AG has expressed doubling down on an agenda to rollback efforts gained on civil rights and justice reformers!

More disturbing is with all the unarmed killing of black citizens, men, women, and children – he has not said a word about the extreme effect on what I call radical white supremacist, who commit such crimes against these people or offered sympathy for the families of the murdered people; with many just children! Although, he expressed such heartfelt sympathy for the baby in Syria and launched a missile strike upon that country. Be it from 45 or the AG civil rights are under siege! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Trump-care Is Fake News

trumpcare2The one thing President Obama did was something that no other person in political history has done, which was to gain a real healthcare system that was to help all Americans. Unfortunately, because of the obstruction of GOP operatives, it was not as good as the act could have been. The GOP’s raging battle cry was to repeal the Affordable Care Act! Why; because it was part of their strategy to anything positive Obama did or any accomplishments from history. To be clear, this was the main reason #45 was reelected!

So when you look at the Republican health care plan recently passed by the House would hollow out one of the most popular provisions of the ACA: a prohibition on charging higher prices to people with pre-existing medical conditions. It was also their plan to go back to the time that would allow the insurance companies, the rich, to rob the people of America. Further, States, under the plan, could waive that rule, they say, provided they offer publicly funded alternatives for coverage. We know when states have control – only white people benefit!

The Republican plan raises many questions, including about cost: many experts believe the more than $100 billion earmarked for alternative programs, such as “high-risk pools,” would be inadequate. According to the Congressional Budget Office, many patients with pre-existing conditions would be priced out of the market. But the Republican proposal also raises a more basic issue: Who will decide what constitutes a pre-existing condition? In their minds just living is a pre-existing condition!

Before the Affordable Care Act, profit-taking insurers had lowered the bar for what was considered a pre-existing condition to include nearly every malady, making it difficult for many healthy patients to get affordable insurance. Turning away people with just a hint of illness is a reasonable business strategy. But as so often occurs in the profit-oriented health system, what is best for business is not necessarily good for patients.

When the House Committee on Energy and Commerce studied insurance denials and exclusions for pre-existing conditions by the four largest for-profit insurers in 2010, it found plenty of evidence that “each company had business plans that relied on using pre-existing conditions to limit the amount of money paid for medical claims.”

The committee report found that the insurance companies turned down one out of every seven applicants with pre-existing conditions. Such denials had jumped by nearly 50 percent between 2007 and 2009, as the apparently successful financial strategy gained sway.

In the pre-Affordable Care Act era, states that ran high-risk pools generally specified pre-existing conditions that automatically qualified patients for admittance — generally serious diseases like AIDS, diabetes or epilepsy. The determination was based on health, but patients who could show they had been turned down by insurers were also generally eligible. Insurers, with different motivations, draw very different boundaries.

Indeed, if insurers make the call about who to exclude, almost anyone who needs insurance would seem vulnerable. By all measures, it is the people who are ill would be screwed! We can only look at 45’s budget and see they have their mind on the death of American people. Let’s keep in mind that they want your money or they don’t care if you suffer or die. It is all about money – your money! To make my point, these people, mostly the conservatives, scream terrorism with every breath. So I have to ask; who are the real terrorist? And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

 

 


Why Have We Not Awakened?

thFirst, let’s be clear America is known the world over as a white country and racist history. With that said, it was stolen for – all the rules and laws – are designed to benefit white people. Malcolm called them devils and if you look at the facts, he makes a very good point. Everywhere they have been on earth they have robbed, assaulted, and murdered people of color – fact. This behavior is ever presence today, things have not changed today.

Everyone should know this history; just ask yourself – why has it taken 400 years to correct the evils they have done and doing. In today’s world, we see black people killed, murdered, at the hands of the so-called the law where in many cases the cop is rewarded with a vacation and a huge sum of money when that is over. Now what is despicable is that these are women and children! This is what they have done from this time we arrived in this country as property.

There is probably no accurate number to reflect how many black people were murdered and killed at the hands of these folk but they have a stat for everything else. Even if there is a tragedy involving them one would think that it was the murdered person’s fault. The number one rule of white supremacy is to never allow a black man to rise to a level of respect and honor! In fact, there is a statue on the books that says “there is no right that a black man has that a white man is bound to respect”.

My point is; if a black person rises to a level of prominence or speaks out he or she has two choices – (1) sell out his people or (2) they kill that person – the United States government fears anyone who can organize Black Liberation. The evidence of their sins and crimes against black people is overwhelming and the evidence is clear – yet most are so brainwashed that we do nothing. Their key is to divide us, divide and conquer, and my question is; WHY CAN’T WE NOT SEE IT? Especially, when we now have a racist as president who basically could not play die in a cowboy’s movie!

There is plenty of evidence like a poor little black boy who they imposed such hate & evil on this innocent kid. They were so eager to kill him but he was too small for the electric chair so they sat him on top of his own Bible! Of course, we know about the killing of little Emmett Till,  Martin, and the long list of others both men and women. Yet they claim they are Christian! What a disgrace. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


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