JUST SAYIN……#3


“Just Sayin’……….

I read in a paper, I won’t mention the name of the paper, that some people are upset that a Black person is playing a role in the new movie “Thor”.  I am trying to understand why they have a problem with it.  No one seems to mind when know historical figures, to name a few are not played by people of color:  Zeus, Hercules,Apollo, Artemis,Dionysius,Cassiopeia, just to name a few.  I do not hear people of color getting irate about actors acting in a role of a movie or a play.  Why can’t folk just leave “color” out of it? The President of the United States , is being constantly disrespected because he happens to be a man of color.  These folk have an awesome problem with color of skin.   That is all they see.With this being said, how can a country move forward when it keeps going backward and won’t even confront the problem of color?  These folk still won’t admit to the “Jefferson/Hemmings” affair.  What about Washington’s Black son by a slave name, “Venus”, or Patrick Henry’s Black son, Ben Franklin’s Black children. Can we read the “Johnnycake Papers”? Exactly what is “FREEDOM”?  Do we really have the right to voice our beliefs,how we feel, or is that only on paper? It seems that that is really what it is.  GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR”, The promise of America to people looking for a better life,not to be oppressed,not to be silenced, is not for real!  When everything done by a  person of color is picked apart under a microscope, but the same process is not done to other folk says what? If I remember my history, There was a Black Memnon at the battle of Troy.  King Priam’s daughter married a Black man and had a baby named”Tror”, Thor.  Look it up.  Just to give a little more historical insight Ethiopia, prior to becoming a Christian Nation was the home of the Gods.  The Gods of Greece and Rome were the Gods of Ethiopia.Homer, Hesiod, Pindar, and Herodotus mention this in their writings. It is associated with a kingdom said to be seated at Joppa.  In the movie”CLASH OF THE TITANS’, THE ROLES OF KING CEPHEUS, QUEEN CASSIOPEIA AND DAUGHTER ANDROMEDA, are not played by people of color.  The old Romans were more truthful then the folk of today. Pliny, the elder speaks about the name, Ethiopia, being derived from an individual who was the son of Hephaestus. Folk are not in an uproar about this, so why is Thor a problem?  Just sayin…. If this world were attacked by UFO’S, would color matter then?  Would the same folk be telling all people to pull together as a team? Would all people be considered Human? Just keep in mind, If this were to happen, aren’t the UFO’S REALLY REALLY SMART/

 

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JUST SAYIN…….2


On the news, there was mention of “Haley Barbour”, who has practically announced his bid for 2012 Presidential election, and he also wants to honor a General Nathan Bedford Forest, who just happen to be head of the KKK  during the civil war era.  Mr. Barbour wants to honor this general with a commemorative state license tag.  How do you interpret this action, what does it mean to you?I wonder if the 179 congress men who disrespected our President feel the same way as Barbour.I interpret this as trying to turn back the clock.  That’s how I interpret their action.The Tea Party as well.  What are the differences among the three?  How many of the 179 were Republicans, Independents, or Democrats?  The silent majority has to be counted as well.  When you add it all up , what segment of the whites actually did vote for the President?  There are no living veterans of the Civil War today, so those who continue to hold with the old south being resurrected are saying what to us that are still  being affected by slavery, and those progressive minded folk.  That America needs to reinstate slavery!, or that in order to be be superior, one has to put others beneath them, what does it really say?If one honors  the “Peculiar Institution”, and the KKK, What does that say about the general feeling of the people represented by the 179 congress men, the tea party and the silent majority?  History of both parties need to be re examined, because so many of us do not read code.  The KKK was formed by the Democratic party after the civil war.  Reconstruction was not what Southern Whites could tolerate, and the Republican party at this time was the party for Blacks.  In 1868, the klan in South Carolina issued a push-card about the size of a baseball card picturing 63 Radicals; they were all Republicans.  At this time the Republican party was bi-racial and allowed Blacks to vote and participate in the political process, this making the Republicans radicals in the eyes of the Democrats.With the help of this card it allowed the Knight Riders(Democrats), to pay a visit too, as they had done to Senator Winsmith. Because of the passage of the 13th amendment and the end of slavery, Black Americans,-particularly in the south, could finally enjoy their first taste of civil rights.  If you remove”Slavery” from the civil war, do you really have a purpose to go to war?  Is there a reason for southern states to secede from the union?  Let’s fast forward,  These same sentiments that certain people had then are present now, and why would anyone want to turn the clock back?  The political parties of today have changed places to a certain degree.As a people united for what the ideals of country have been  built upon, Why do the tea party, silent majority, and the people that the 179 congressmen represent want to reverse policy?  Why do they have a problem with the color of skin?  What does brown and black skin represent to them?  After G.W.Bush’s 8 years of disgrace, what else could the problem be?

I’m just sayin


A New Egypt

While watching “Meet The Press”, I could’nt help but to think back to a time in this country when that almost identical situation occurred.  Young people protesting the war in Vietnam, Civil Rights, Poverty, Police Brutality, Gov’t Corruption.  John McCain’s response today was to support the movement in Egypt.  That was not the case when that situation occurred here in the United States.  Police force was the response we got from the government.  As a matter of fact, Crosby, Stills and Nash,Wrote a song about it entitled, “FOUR DEAD IN OHIO’.  At that time I had been out of high school a short time, but seeing what the police force  did to these kids, who were demonstrating peacefully, scared the hell out of me.  I did not understand how our government espoused the constitution, and killed innocent people.College campuses were the places of education and students were doing what they had been taught to do.  At this time , these were the children who had started school in the 1950’s, when you recited the pledge of allegiance, show and tell,weekly readers,brotherhood week,air raid drills,and actively trying to practice the ten commandments.  Words like honesty, integrity,and character, were ideals that a lot of people tried to live up to.  What I understood some of the young people to say was that, they want a government that puts people first, that puts its money where the mouth is.  The world is watching Egypt.  Big countries like the U.S, China, Germany, etc, are hoping it doesn’t become world wide.  Can you just imagine, a government for the people, by the people.  People should come first, after all, without people, what is there to govern?  Why is the U.S. the only significant world power without universal health care?  Why do we still have lobbyist?  Big business needs people in order to be big, but they’ve outsourced everything and as consumers now caught up in everything but paying attention to our grandchildren being less educated, less well off then our generation, we act as if were lost in a fog.  We just sit by and watch everything being stripped away.  The people of Egypt are a light to the world right now, and hopefully they won’t allow the same undemocratic BS to happen again.  Remember, absolute power corrupts, as well as a bunch of talking heads who have that power and support each other. Justice was one of the key words that President Obama used and continues to use.  What is justice without the being able to see it, feel it, taste it. To know that you might be, should be able to get justice! President Obama was that light as well , and still is, depending on what he does and does not do for the next two years.  Light is hope and hope is a light.  Wake the hell up world!  They’re trying hard to put the light out!