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Only In America

193_160God Bless America! If ever there was a time to ask for this blessing it is today; because there are those forces among us who want to turn back the hands of time. They call themselves patriots. You know the party of “No,” who have wanted to take over the government to use their power to rape the country of all the money they can take. Well, it just happened! Trump and his band of thieves or Robber Barons as it were who have emerged in this alt-right movement are scary enough for us to ask for help from someone greater than ourselves.

Of course, some of these people who have or will take back their country are saying the same thing – in the name of God, which is frightening too. Because what they mean is the God on the back of the dollar bill! These are the same folks who want us to believe in the false assertion that America will now be put on the right track and move in the right direction, which means 1950.

Back in the day, there were the George Wallace’s, Bull Connor’s, Strom Thurman’s and today we have a new breed; Breitbart, Sarah Palin, David Duke – to name a few. Their rage, from sea to shining sea, infects their followers who create conspiracies and assume false narratives regarding everything that quite neatly put the country into a place of perceived fear. This place they will create or want back was not all that great! I know I was there; elitism, white privilege, and America’s racial codes were cruelty, unfairness, and a place of amoral agenda’s.

Let’s face it; it had been a pretty good run, about 400 years, with little sign of any serious trouble challenging their superiority. The system was working and humming along as they came up with new forms of discrimination so that all people of their hue, particularly men, benefited. They controlled or occupied just about every branch of government for more than two centuries and had sole possession and leadership of its executive branch, where the symbol of power is the White House. Now there is Trump and his cronies!

The man who said the president was not born in the America; therefore, ineligible to be president is now the president. Pure psychodrama! Most sane people believe the devil has taken over the country and for the first time in American history; well maybe not the first time; there have been other crooks before him. The election of this guy should be “Like tectonic plates that slow-moving but irreversible forces may generate enormous turbulence as they grind against each other … At some point, when tectonic plates build up enough tension, that destructive energy gets unleashed in a major earthquake.” Actually, this is a pretty good metaphor for what happened!

This is what they do, lie and create distorted facts, false information and don’t forget they add a few a few false narratives into the truth with bogymen like brown-skinned people and the Muslims. Finally, enter the most extreme bigots, and the recipe is cooking for making America white again. Meaning more racist than Jackson could imagine. I am just pointing out what appears to be a tone that does not have our best interest in America and surely not for people of color.

For those that can remember segregation and its horrors – listen carefully at the words being used by those who are in charge. Every person should be afraid – very afraid! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Justice Denied: Not Deferred

2Since the beginning of recorded history, there has never been justice for the least of thee! This was never more evident than the treatment of black people. These people were enslaved and castigated from that horrible day the first twenty were dragged onto the shores of this place they call “merica”! They, white folk, claim to be so righteous and godly but their history shows anything of the sort. It’s been about four- hundred years now and nothing has changed; yet they want to transplant this form of injustice around the world as they did with apartheid!

They have lied in tell the histories story via what I call his-story which is a pack of omissions and lies fed to the unsuspecting and unknowledgeable people as truth. The problem is today technology is such most of the evil they have perpetrated cannot be so easily hidden, but somehow they still convince people that they should not believe what this see or their lying eyes!

Over the last few years, almost weekly we have police killing with no results from the system concerning justice. This includes unarmed men, women, and children mostly all black under color of law. Now the killing of a twelve-year-old is despicable, and frankly, a dog murdered in such away would get more justice and bring about a conviction. But the outcome in the affected communities lasts a few days, a few social media posts, and in effect nothing!

This brings me to the most recent atrocity – a North Carolina Jury Deadlocked in the case of Michael Slager. They claim justice is all about honesty and transparency when the fact is justice is blind and in this case blind as a bat! I’m all out of optimism and hope because the evidence shows this former office kill this man running away in the back, lied about what he did, and tried to plant evidence on the murdered man’s body. Millions of people saw this, and this jury could not find him guilty, and there are people who continually tell us that all is fair in the name of justice and the “police are the heroes.

No injustice, no single case of police brutality, was clearer and better documented than Officer Michael Slager repeatedly shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed black man in North Charleston, S.C., in the back as he ran far away. This case was filmed in real time by a bystander’s cell phone, an actual live witness, who was on his way to work and tens of millions of us saw the injustice with our own eyes. It was an execution.

After Slager had shot the fleeing man in broad daylight, he appeared to plant a Taser next to him. His story would later be that he shot Scott, a beloved veteran, and father because Scott stole the Taser, which was all a lie. Scott was running for his life. Knowing what we know now, he may have very well sensed that he was in immediate danger of being killed by Slager. Whatever the case, even though Scott was more than a dozen feet away, Slager aimed and repeatedly shot the man in his back and killed him.

After Slager fired the shots, he made no effort to show even a morsel of care, concern or urgency about the victim. The North Charleston Police Department did the right thing and fired him that same week. The video was indisputable proof for their white police chief to make such a decision. Prosecutors there did not drag their feet either. They charged Slager with murder, but also gave the eventual jury the option to convict on a lesser charge.

Now the result of Slager trial is that the jury is deadlocked or simply put could come to a decision on a conviction of guilt. If this is final, a mistrial will be declared. This was a heinous murder of Walter Scott that we all saw, which has shaken my resolve or any respect for our justice system. He shot a fleeing man in the back in cold blood. It was filmed. Not only did activists believe it to be an injustice, but local police and prosecutors also agreed.

Nonetheless, here we are. In what should have been an open and shut case that produced a certain conviction, we are learning that for somebody, the idea of convicting a white cop of killing a fleeing black man is simply an impossibility that we have now learn was a white juror. What has changed in this place the slaves called “merica”? and that’s my thought provoking perspective…


The Deplorable Donald And His Klan

5The GOP Presidential nominee continues to cry foul telling his supporters, such as they are, that the system is rigged. Trump, this is no surprise to anyone by you. He sits high on his perch and has taken advantage of every bit of his White Privilege. He like most white folk are in denial knowing full well that what they do and have done to black and brown people; this is where the system is rigged. From the first day they dragged the African onto the shore of this land – black people – their slaves, knew the system was rigged and so do most contemporary black people today.

He talks about all the things he is going to do for “his African Americans” but in reality it just him talking out of the other side of his face. Dude this is slave master speak. It has been clear to me and everyone but his “House Negroes” that he should be the poster child of the GOP efforts to “put black people in their place.” Frankly, he should be the poster child for White Supremacy. This is not a prediction, but this guy is the one that could get away with returning black people to slavery!

I have lived through several presidents, and this president, Obama, has by far outperformed all of them; especially those that were of the GOP ilk. Trump has insulted or offended every ethnic group gleefully. However, what he did with the birther thing was deplorable because what he was saying was that Obama was a “nigger.” Let’s call it what is he tried to sell the idea that Obama was the other and I contend by doing so was part of his racist proclivity. Not to mention his ardent vial approach to publicly saying he wanted to kill the member of the Central Park Five.

Trump whines like a spoiled brat which is evident in his demeaning approach to his blatant behavior towards women. Also, it is dangerous that anyone who disagrees with him is a reason for revenge; his bullying approach is to threaten a lawsuit in order to intimidate. Moreover, he does not seem to know or maybe has not read the constitution! The fact is if I was given millions of dollars at the start of my life – I too could brag about being successful as he claims. Now with that said, he has not produced his taxes that would prove what he says is true. I have said and still say the man is a fraud and conman!

This is what black people see because we have seen it before; like all of those of his hue, for the most part, are unapologetic racist. This is evident in his speak about “law and order” and his disbelief of political correctness! This man will elevate the war on black and brown people in ways that would make Hitler blush. It is safe to say this election is a seminal moment in the history of American democracy. A Trump presidency would be a disaster for America not only on race but for its economy, defense, human rights, foreign policy and our standing in the world.

They say it is dangerous for him to having his fingers on the nuclear switch. What black people should be scared if is this man has the authority over the alphabets, i.e., FBI, CIA, IRS, est! I think it is safe to declare his alt-right positions, which is racist is deplorable and more than likely he will be the biggest loser! And that is my thought provoking perspective…


Terror: The Scourge Of Lynchings

5The term “Lynch’s Law” and subsequently “lynch law” and “lynching” originated during the American Revolution when Charles Lynch, a Virginia justice of the peace, ordered extralegal punishment for Loyalist. Although there are some who believe the term is to pay homage to the mythical figure “Willie Lynch”, which is not true. In the South before the Civil War, members of the abolitionist movement and other people opposing slavery were also targets of lynch mob violence. This was in many ways an effective tool of white supremacy to induce fear and to control blacks by white people.

Lynching was the practice of killing, an act of terror usually by a hanging resulting from extrajudicial mob action by white people against blacks. Lynchings in the United States occurred after the American Civil War in the late 1800s, the emancipation of slaves, and chiefly from the late 1800s through the 1960s. Lynchings took place most frequently against African American men and women in the South. But I remind you that anywhere south of Canada is south in America!

Lynchings occurred most frequently from 1890 to the 1920s, a time of political suppression of blacks by whites, with a peak in 1892. Lynchings were also very common in the Old West, where the victims were African American men. Most of the South was dominated politically by conservative Democrats. Lynching was part of the informal system of enforcement of white supremacy in the late 19th century following Reconstruction.

The number of lynchings in the South is also strongly associated with economic strains, although the causal nature of this link is unclear: low cotton prices, inflation, and economic stress are associated with higher frequencies of lynching. The granting of U.S. Constitutional rights to freedmen after the American Civil War during the Reconstruction Era (1865–1877) aroused anxieties among white Southerners, who were unwilling to concede such social status to African Americans, especially in areas of black concentration.

The whites blamed the freedmen for their own wartime hardship, economic losses, and loss of social and political privilege. During Reconstruction, freedmen and whites active in the pursuit of civil rights were sometimes lynched. Also, blacks were intimidated and attacked physically to prevent them from voting, with violence increasing around elections from 1868 into the late 1870s to suppress the black, Republican vote.

White Democrats regained control of state legislatures in 1876 and a national compromise on the presidential election resulted in the removal of federal troops and official end of Reconstruction in 1877. In later decades, there continued to be violence around elections to suppress black voting, particularly with the rise of the Populist Party and some victories by Populist-Republican Fusion candidates in the 1890s.

From 1885 to 1908, southern states passed new constitutions and electoral rules to disenfranchise most blacks, ending election violence by utterly excluding them from politics. The dominant whites enacted a series of segregation and Jim Crow laws to enforce blacks’ second-class status. During this period of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lynchings reached a peak, reflecting the social repression and hard economic times.

Florida led the nation in lynchings per capita from 1900-1930. Georgia led the nation in lynchings from 1900-1931 with 302 incidents, according to The Tuskegee Institute. Lynchings peaked in many areas when it was time for landowners to settle accounts with sharecroppers. The Tuskegee Institute recorded 3,446 blacks and 1,297 whites being lynched between 1882 and 1968, with the annual peak occurring in the 1890s, at a time of economic stress in the South and political suppression of blacks. A five-year study published in 2015 by the Equal Justice Initiative found that nearly 3,959 black men, women, and children were lynched in the twelve Southern states between 1877 and 1950.

African Americans mounted resistance to lynchings in numerous ways. Intellectuals and journalists encouraged public education, actively protesting and lobbying against lynch mob violence and government complicity in that violence. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as well as numerous other organizations, organized support from white and black Americans alike and conducted a national campaign to get a federal anti-lynching law passed.

African-American women’s clubs raised funds to support the work of public campaigns, including anti-lynching plays. Their petition drives, letter campaigns, meetings and demonstrations helped to highlight the issues and combat lynching.[10] In the Great Migration, particularly from 1910 to 1940, 1.5 million African Americans left the South, primarily for destinations in northern and mid-western cities, both to gain better jobs and education and to escape the high rate of violence. From 1910 to 1930 particularly, more blacks migrated from counties with high numbers of lynchings.

From 1882 to 1968, “nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress, and three passed the House. Seven presidents between 1890 and 1952 petitioned Congress to pass a federal law.” In 1920 the Republican Party promised at its national convention to support passage of such a law. In 1921 Leonidas C. Dyer from St. Louis sponsored an anti-lynching bill; it was passed in January 1922 in the United States House of Representatives, but a Senate filibuster by the Southern white Democratic block defeated it in December 1922. With the NAACP, Representative Dyer spoke across the country in support of his bill in 1923 and tried to gain passage that year and the next, but was defeated by the Solid South Democratic block.

Decades later, during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, violence erupted again, with attacks and murders of black activists throughout the South, and bombings in Birmingham, Alabama of homes of aspirational African Americans. In 1964 three Mississippi civil rights workers were lynched, abducted, shot and killed by KKK members including Neshoba County law enforcement. These galvanized national public support for federal civil rights and Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ending segregation, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to enforce constitutional rights to vote.

Lynching has evolved today to where the slave catchers (police) just shoot blacks dead! I would be remissed if I did not include lynching done for mere entertainment by white! This was terror by any form of sane thinking upon blacks and in many cases sanctioned by the American governments! And that is my thought provoking perspective…


Think About This?

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Trump: The Great White Hype

Featured Image -- 10389I read an article in the New York Times that thoroughly summed up what is in the hearts of White America. It was written by the well-known, racial antagonist Pat Buchanan, his rant trending on Twitter was spot on! My first thought when I saw his name that maybe he had died, which fortunately for him it was not so. But it was just another one of his racist rants. He is known to said somethings that are racist and stupid.

Well the new racist savior, Trump, went to Mexico and guess what – nothing happened. Nonetheless, as I read Buchanan’s commentary, he spoke truth to what white folks are feeling in America today. I would not wish death upon even the lowest of our species. When it comes to Pat Buchanan, the alternative is only slightly better, because the longer he breathes air, chews food and gets a decent amount of sleep, Buchanan can be counted on for his racist rants. That is what he does! In the latest commentary from the conservative commentator is a column in which he calls Donald Trump “The Great White Hope.”

In it, Buchanan whines about the pitfalls of being a white male in an ever-changing world where whites aren’t the only soldiers, scientists, carpenters, and clergy. He went on to say “The world has been turned upside-down for white children. In our schools, the history books have been rewritten, and old heroes blotted out, as their statues are taken down and their flags are put away.” Which is how they all feel, whether they admit it or not – it’s true. They call it being PC (politically correct) now, but they are thinking white only, bigotry and white supremacy. Look at it this way, they say the N-word as if they think we don’t know they are saying Nigger!

These words came out of the mouth of a man who cherishes the wretched history of white America evil past. He seemed upset because white “Children are being taught that America was ‘discovered’ by genocidal white racists, who murdered the native peoples of color, enslaved Africans to do the labor they refused to do, then went out and brutalized and colonized indigenous peoples all over the world.” In other words, they’re being taught the truth not the lies of his-story!

White folk and racists have always had a problem with the truth. It debunks their silly notions of white supremacy and the insulting fallacy that everyone else is inferior. This is what they call Manifest Destiny, which means God gave the world to them and everything in it. They see the first step in their demise as the election of the first black president in America – twice! And now there is a chance of electing a woman as president. They know the so-called founding fathers are rolling over in their graves. White folk are scared as hell because it is their generation that lost America.

Buchanan, like Trump and dare I say most white folk are counting the days until the end of the first black presidency. The sight of a black man behind a seal that says “President of the United States” — for nearly eight years, no less — has upset their sense of order in the world. White folks are supposed to rule and be at the top of the food chain, and now a woman might hold power and mark my words – they will treat Hillary worse than they treated Mr. Obama. Therefore, Buchanan argues the need a great white hope to make America great again.

Buchanan goes on to write “Lincoln and every president had been a white male… What has changed in our culture? Everything.” Adding that the “‘angry white male is now an acceptable slur in culture and politics.” Slur? He should consider the slurs the rest of us have endured for centuries. Buchanan, like most white men and Trump, wouldn’t last three days in this world being anything but what he is white. And if you think that is an exaggeration, try being the black, Hispanic, Native American or Asian in America throughout history and today.

It tells me a lot about racism and bigotry in America when they cry about the woes of being white, and now they have Trump the savor of White America! The truth is — there’s that word again, truth — people like Buchanan and Trump nor would any white person on the planet wouldn’t trade places with a black person for a minute. So they seek a Great White Hope, a fascist, to take back their country. An America where racism and bigotry reign supreme. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

 


As Spoken By The King

200x200In light of the horrible state of race relations in America today. We see many murders at the hands of the law, the unequal justice, the corrupt penal system that has become nothing more than the 21st century’s version of slavery, and the unfair economic challenges imposed upon black people in America. Black people have a right to be angry when they are blamed for their current conditions as if slavery, Jim Crow laws, “black codes” and the historical legacy of mistreatment by the system of white supremacy that has had a long-term and devastating effects on the Black community.

Dr. King was a shining example of bravery and left us with some powerful words before his death that we should recall today in these trying times where racism has boldly reared its ugly head. White Supremacy main purpose is to subjugate, use, and to eliminate people of color, which is to be for the benefit of white people.

Dr. King understood this which explains why most of has words have been sanitized, removed or reduced primarily to “I have a dream”. However, as I look at the state of black America today, this dream was more like a nightmare.

Here are some quotes “they” would never tell you about:

“I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today – my own government.”

“There is a magnificent new militancy within the Negro community all across this nation. And I welcome this as a marvelous development. The Negro of America is saying he’s determined to be free and he is militant enough to stand up.”

“You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of the slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then. You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism.”

“It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’”

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly I have never yet engaged in a direct action movement that was ‘well timed,’ according to the timetable of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with a piercing familiarity. This ‘wait’ has almost always meant ‘never.’ We must come to see with the distinguished jurist of yesterday that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’”

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists will we be? Will we be extremists for hate or for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or the extension of justice?”

“If America does not use her vast resources of wealth to end poverty and make it possible for all of God’s children to have the basic necessities of life, she too will go to hell.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

“If our economic system is to survive, there has to be a better distribution of wealth … we can’t have a system where some people live in superfluous, inordinate wealth, while others live in abject deadening poverty.”

“The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists, who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood. The trailblazers in human, academic, scientific and religious freedom have always been nonconformists. In any cause that concerns the progress of mankind, put your faith in the nonconformist!”

“Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language. They made everything Black ugly and evil. Look in your dictionaries and see the synonyms of the word Black. It’s always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word White, it’s always something pure, high and clean. Well I want to get the language right tonight. I want to get the language so right that everyone here will cry out: ‘Yes, I’m Black, I’m proud of it. I’m Black and I’m beautiful!’”

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

“I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: ‘I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action’; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.’”

“Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.

Dr. King taught us a powerful lesson, which was the only way black problem could be solve was to boycott and starve the system through economics. If ever there was a time to wake up that time is now! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

 


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