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American Chaos Dark And Dangerous

imrs.phpI have taken a bit of a break because I needed to step away from what appears to be cover-up after cover-up with Trump and his pep’s. I don’t like to mention this guy by name as he is not my president and is a disaster! Everyday there is something new with him and I hate him continuing to blame Mr. Obama for all of his errors and faults! Not only that but his mouthpiece is as much of a disgrace as the rest of his crooked gang. It has gotten so bad that after news spread that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Press Secretary Sean Spicer went to great lengths to avoid the barrage of media questions he was bound to get. He reportedly took shelter behind bushes.

We’ve seen people on television in other countries around the world being rounded up, the opposition being fired, jailed or “disappeared.” We’ve are now watching the American Strongman do the same thing right here in America, although shocked, as citizens allow their laws be violated, upended and changed to satisfy their leader’s whim, vendettas or ego. Black people have been saying for the beginning that this guy was a fraud but this pick cannot be put on us; this is the fault of white people and now they have buyer’s remorse! This guy is making Bush look like a saint!

The move to fire Comey was done to bring back confidence to the top law enforcement agency – cheap excuse because it has never had any! Comey’s real transgression was to launch a serious investigation into possible cooperation between Trump’s campaign and a clandestine attempt by the Russian government to swing the election in Trump’s favor. With both the House and the Senate in Republican hands, the president probably calculates that the various congressional probes can be castrated. Fox News and other friendly media can be counted on to push the line that the real issue is leaks, not possible collusion with a foreign power to subvert our democracy, which they know its BS!

But the FBI is not so easily put off the scent. Does Michael Flynn, fired as national security adviser for lying about his talks with the Russian ambassador, have a story to tell? What about Carter Page? If they are in legal jeopardy, how will they react when the FBI squeezes? Whom else might agents be talking to? Is the FBI asking about members of Trump’s family? About Trump himself? Yelling “fake news” hasn’t put an end to the investigation but firing Comey might do it. Besides the goal is to replace him with someone less independent and more compliant; someone 45 can control.

Trump-Russia Bombshell the reason Comey was fired!!!

The first thing a fascist must do is take is to silence the media or control them of them and then you. I will only say this is a very Nixon like move to save himself. His actions are gansta and thuggish and frankly any American with eyes should be ashamed – very ashamed! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The One Hundred Day Disaster

1x.jpgFirst, let’s be clear the whole election was motivated and won because of race and the black man once elected to lead America. I have always said to white folk that if you hate the black part of him, try loving the white part; after all – his mother was white.

Therefore, it is also clear that the person chiefly responsible for the racist and bogus birther claim was elected president for that very reason. Everybody knows that race has always been the driving America’s force in policy making to protect and benefit white folk! This guy railed about and against everything thing Obama did and he has done all those things himself.

So white folk got together and claimed to want a razzle-dazzle President says outrageous, untrue and inconsistent things in the hope of generating headlines or as they said to take back their country. They failed to scrutinize any of his deplorable actions and now we face the very real possibility of  war and the collapse of America. So it’s no surprise that #45 is disparaging the inevitable results-oriented First 100 Days reviews.

He has signed a huge number of executive orders and nothing else; meaning he has failed to do anything for the people only for his family and rich friends. This man is unqualified, unfocused, unprincipled, divisive, shallow and nasty solipsist has been outmatched by a once-fooled national media, plus an unexpected Democratic pushback on the streets, in town halls, in Congress and in court. So far current polling shows Trump holding on to the lowest approval rating of any newly elected president in modern times.

Instead, let’s apply this axiom to his time in office; “facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” By the standards of legislation, strategy, popularity and national purpose, 45 has been a failure; an epic failure so far, with the prospect of more failures to come. Unless or until he is impeached! Why this happened is hidden in plain sight. It goes back to racism! There used to be a saying “white is right” and no matter what their offenses are overlooked.

One other element turns this into a political bonfire: Next to none of his bellowing, reactionary assumptions are true. His claim of building a wall again goes back to racism. Refugees don’t commit more crime, net immigration from Mexico is near zero, climate change is real, people want health insurance and meals on wheels, and giving more money to the top 0.1% makes them, not us, richer.

No, unlike Caligula, he has not named his horse first consul. But day after day, everything seems to be driven not by strategy and facts but only by vanity, money and family (his). “Yelling fake news,” wrote columnist Eugene Robinson “cannot mask a fake presidency.”

Let’s recap his first 100 days:

The only thing 45 can lay claim too is that he did give the country a conservative justice to the Supreme Court. Of course, he like any good performance artist, 45 has been frequently photographed with applauding appointees signing numerous minor executive orders and, pending judicial review, repealing recent Obama administration rules to protect workers, investors and our waterways. On the merits, these appear to be anti-accomplishments.

Trump has been a Lord of the Lies. For example, the FBI, Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have said that President Barack Obama did not criminally wiretap Trump. Mean while, 45 dismiss all evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russians as “fake news” despite just about everybody working on his campaign seemed to have Russian interactions that the FBI is investigation as a criminal probe.

More troubling, he calls the media “the enemy of the people,” disparaging the independent judiciary and “so-called” judges, and trying to suppress voting rights, he appears to have more in common with Putin and other dictators around the world.

In short, all his failures and failings over 100 Days appear ominous. He doesn’t seem to have the capacity, discipline or motivation to grow into the job. It is very hard to change your habits and personality when you are over 70 years old; his lying, bullying, adolescent tweedicts, contempt for law and norms appear unalterable. This time in office has been a disaster! And that is my thought provoking perspective…


God Help Us!

462_160They call today earth day but they elected the worst person to lead the charge to save the planet – 45. However, what we have seen in the first 100 days is not only a disgrace to America but to humanity! This guy claims Obama left him a mess but I would say you have made a mess of things! We saw riots at the swearing-in for the new president and minimal crowds attending the event. To which the liar in chief claim was the biggest crowd ever – millions – not true! This man cannot tell the true nor the same story from one moment to the next.

He might soon be known as the most hated man on earth as people came out Saturday by the millions to protest what he represents. I agree with John Lewis in that he is the illegitimate president and in fact, he conned the white folk who elected him. Most of us believed that Bush was the least intelligent president ever but after this guy Bush must have felt like a rocket scientist and Obama must have been embarrassed!

Bush could not make money in oil and Trump went bankrupt running a casino – these are the people they elected to run the country! After living with and through eight years when we have had the smartest president in history and now we got this – very painful. The shame and disgrace that Bush brought on the country; I would suggest for all of the people who pray, now is the time to start – Heaven help us! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


With 45 – Just Follow The Money

1-The history of mankind is clear; no civilization has lasted when greed and injustice caused it to become rotten to its core. We have seen recently that the land of the so-called free and the home of the brave has reached this milestone in the most shameful and shocking ways. White folk, by and large, elected a man who is a bigot and racist to be the leader of the country and a cast of GOP conservatives that plans to destroy the nation as we knew it.

History is known to repeat itself and from the standpoint of governance and the transparency with regard to information exposing government practices, police killings, and dare I say, it is reminiscent the Third Reich of Nazi Germany. If you can recall, their reign of terror was perpetrated at the hands of taking away the free press and promoting fake news. The modern day Nazi’s is in place to take away all our rights in the most fascist ways. They lie and no one can believe anything that the American President says.

The problem is racism and although few will openly admit it. Racism is a dangerous disease more crippling and AID’s or cancer; it affects every action in American life. The new guy and I refuse to say his name, I just refer to him as 45, has a long history of bigotry and failures. Yes, they made him their champion because he told white folk what they wanted to hear and in fact what is in their hearts. Classic flimflam!

If President Obama had done anything close to what this guy has done Articles of Impeachment would already be on the floor of the Senate! So how could this be except for racism being the reason? When Obama was in office the least little thing he did was a catastrophe but the things guy says and does even a blind man can see nothing this guy does in going to end well. Or to use his favorite word a disaster! So why is it that white folk cannot see it. Racism is the only answer!

I am a believer in the way to see a man’s soul it to follow the money, which means his budget. So America gets a chance to see what this guy’s view of America going forward. A rise in military spending and cutting everything else; John Oliver can explain it to you! And that is my thought provoking perspective…


Conspiracy Theory: Manchurian Candidate

trumpI think I have figured it out, meaning the outrageous selection of 45 and all the things associated with ascending to be the now so-called president. We know he is what America is, racist to its core, even if white folk disagree. Russia and other outside business entities helped to make sure he would be the next president. This much we know!

Don’t misunderstand me, he is a crook and conman, which means he does have some smarts but surely not smart enough to be the leader of the free world and to date, he has proven that feat to be doubtful! I have come to the conclusion that he is more like a Manchurian Candidate programmed to be the many personalities that we see, particularly with regards to his narcissistic personality and conflicted mental state.

For those who don’t know, in 1959 a novel was written by Richard Condon which was a political thriller about the son of a prominent U.S. political family who is brainwashed into being an unwitting assassin for a Communist conspiracy. The novel has been adapted twice into a feature film by the same title, in 1962 and again in 2004. What I am saying is he is an assassin, rather his actions and policies will kill thousands of American people be it through healthcare or a war, which appears to be part of the game plan. Nonetheless, it appears that he has been brainwashed or controlled, to say the least!

Major Bennett Marco, Sergeant Raymond Shaw, and the rest of their infantry platoon are kidnapped during the Korean War in 1952. They are taken to Manchuria and are brainwashed to believe that Shaw saved their lives in combat for which Congress awards him the Medal of Honor. Although 45 avoided the war of his day nor did he get any legitimate medals. It could be very possible that he was conditioned or through the use of mind control conditioned him for the role he now plays.

We can see the GOP is thoroughly involved as their intent is to take back their (racist) country. Now, if other outside influences are involved it’s a conspiracy, but it is clear the aim is to roll back time to obtain the country it has been for most of its existence. With his buddy Jeff the top lawman I can see more concentration camps (prisons) ahead!

Back to the original story, years after the war, Marco, now back in the United States working as an intelligence officer, begins suffering the recurring nightmare of Shaw murdering two of his comrades, all while clinically observed by Chinese and Soviet intelligence officials. When Marco learns that another soldier from the platoon also has been suffering the same nightmare, he sets to uncovering the mystery and its meaning. I think it is fair to say that 45’s mission it to take as much money from the system for himself and the rich!

It is being revealed that the Communists, Russia, have been using him as a sleeper agent, knowingly or not, a guiltless white supremacist subconsciously to do evil on the population of America and beyond. It also appears that they have made him a puppet by what appears to be done by the Soviets to do their bidding for what appears to be a legitimist coup d’état” to quietly overthrow the U.S. government; certainly to open the door for or to make things more favorable for the Kremlin.

His fallback position is always to lie and there have been many and accuse the former president of everything that happens negatively on his watch, although he readily takes credit for anything that seems to be good. However, so far there has not been much that would be considered good. He has surrounded himself with the alt-right folks and his no nothing family to push an agenda designed to foster white supremacy. If president Obama had done anything close to the havoc he has caused at any time during his presidency impeachment proceeding would be underway.

What I see as more reprehensible is that his actions are as clear as the nose on your face but the conservative movement revels in his every action, which I can only conclude – as with everything in America – is racial. During slavery and Jim Crow, the policy was always “I am white and I say so”! In fact, it was written in the Dred Scott Decision that a black man has no rights that a white man is bound to respect. Muslim and Hispanic have come to be the new black. So we have entered the new age of Jim Crow!

Just take notice to all the closet bigots that have rolled over and come out openly to now want to kiss his ring and his narcotic nature adores the adulation! Whether or not he has been programmed for such evil I can’t say, but so far all of us should be frightened! We can see white folk have created a Frankenstein who will harm them as well as the “others”. WE SHOULD BE VERY FRIGHTENED!!! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

The only group who has benefited has been Saturday Night Live!


The Aftermath Of Integration

1I recently had a conversation with a group of young people, none of which lived during the age of government segregation. Each had strongly convoluted opinions about the era that were not based in fact. This made me think about how much the current world view has changed the reality of black life, as it relates to a historical perspective.

First, white folk never wanted it and chatted go back to Africa at the time. It was never intended to be fair or equal! I am not suggesting that integration should not have happened, but it did have a negative impact on black life and the future of African Americans in many ways. Two prominent ways were in the areas of family and black business.

One thing that happened, for sure was that the black community stopped supporting the businesses in their own communities. After segregation, African Americans flocked to support businesses owned by whites and other groups, causing black restaurants, theaters, insurance companies, banks, etc. to almost disappear. Today, black people spend 95 percent of their income at white-owned businesses. Even though the number of black firms has grown 60.5 percent between 2002 and 2007, they only make up 7 percent of all U.S firms and less than .005 percent of all U.S business receipts.

I took the opportunity to educate these young people that in 1865, just after Emancipation, 476,748 free blacks – 1.5 percent of U.S. population– owned .005 percent of the total wealth of the United States. Today, a full 135 years after the abolition of slavery, 44.5 million African Americans – 14.2 percent of the population — possess a meager 1 percent of the national wealth.

If we look at relationships from 1890 to 1950, black women married at higher rates than white women, despite a consistent shortage of black males due to their higher mortality rate. According to a report released by the Washington DC-based think tank the Urban Institute, the state of the African American family is worse today than it was in the 1960s, four years before President Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act.

In 1965, only 8 percent of childbirths in the black community occurred out of wedlock. In 2010, out-of-wedlock childbirths in the black community are at an astonishing 72 percent. Researchers Heather Ross and Isabel Sawhill argue that the marital stability is directly related to the husband’s relative socio-economic standing and the size of the earnings difference between men and women.

Instead of focusing on maintaining black male employment to allow them to provide for their families, Johnson passed the Civil Rights Act with full affirmative action for women. The act benefited mostly white women and created a welfare system that encouraged the removal of the black male from the home. Many black men were also dislodged from their families and pushed into the rapidly expanding prison industrial complex that developed in the wake of rising unemployment.

Since integration, the unemployment rate of black men has been spiraling out of control. In 1954, white men had a zero percent unemployment rate, while African-American men experienced a 4 percent rate. By 2010, it was at 16.7 percent for Black men compared to 7.7 percent for white men. The workforce in 1954 was 79 percent African American. By 2011, that number had decreased to 57 percent. The number of employed black women, however, has increased. In 1954, 43 percent of African American women had jobs. By 2011, 54 percent of black women are job holders.

The Civil Rights Movement pushed for laws that would create a colorblind society, where people would not be restricted from access to education, jobs, voting, travel, public accommodations, or housing because of race. However, the legislation did nothing to eradicate white privilege. Michael K. Brown, professor of politics at University of California Santa Cruz, and co-author of“Whitewashing Race: The Myth of a Color-Blind Society” says in the U.S., “The color of one’s skin still determines success or failure, poverty or affluence, illness or health, prison or college.”

Two percent of all working African Americans work for another African American’s within their own neighborhood. Because of this, professionally trained Black people provide very little economic benefit to the black community. Whereas, prior to integration that number was significantly higher because of segregation people in the black community supported each other to sustain their lives and families.

The Black median household income is about 64 percent that of whites, while the Black median wealth is about 16 percent that of whites. Millions of Black children are being miseducated by people who don’t care about them, and they are unable to compete academically with their peers. At the same time, the criminal justice system has declared war on young Black men with policies such as “stop and frisk” and “three strikes.”

Marcus Garvey warned about this saying:

“Lagging behind in the van of civilization will not prove our higher abilities. Being subservient to the will and caprice of progressive races will not prove anything superior in us. Being satisfied to drink of the dregs from the cup of human progress will not demonstrate our fitness as a people to exist alongside of others, but when of our own initiative we strike out to build industries, governments, and ultimately empires, then and only then will we as a race prove to our Creator and to man in general that we are fit to survive and capable of shaping our own destiny.”

Maybe this proves that once past truths are forgotten, and the myths that are lies are born with an unfounded reality detrimental to all, but those who seek to benefit. As I have often said, “I firmly believe education is the single most important ingredient necessary to neutralize those forces that breed poverty and despair. We can change the world but first, we must change ourselves.” And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

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Source: Black Atlanta Star


The Greatest Story Ever Told

462_160In thinking about the times in which we’ve lived I can say without a doubt our history ‘is the greatest story ever told’. I am always reminded of the ghosts of the greats who blazed a might trail for us to walk. Black History Month, as short as it is, should be celebrated and taught all year long! It is our responsibility. I was blessed to have had the good privilege to live during the civil rights era to witness groups and individuals fight to end racial segregation and the unequal treatment of black people, which we should never have had to fight in the first place.

Of all the things I am grateful for; is to have lived long enough to witness something ‘no one living or dead’ ever thought would happen. Which was to witness a Black Man elected to be President of these United States of America! To see him and his lovely family exhibit the style and grace representing black people in an extra exemplary way making us proud.

It would be my hope that all of us take this opportunity during Black History Month to reach one – teach one. Share the stories of our struggle with the children. I have added a few of the many significant events and some of the brave and courageous soldiers in the army that changed America or dare I say the world.

Events in the Civil Rights Movement

Solders of the Civil Rights Movement

I am reminded of Malcolm X who used to say “Make It Plain” which meant in essence to bring forth the knowledge. And that’s my Thought Provoking Perspective…


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