Ferguson, The United States Of America


The Big guns were called in ahead of time, which says the verdict was already in.  Those of us who have lived through the 60’s, and those who study history didn’t expect anything different.  The message was sent when President Obama won the election.Doctor Henry Gates was the target that said that it was on!  The attack on Black men, the rape of women, the demise of education in the public school system, no jobs that pay a living wage,and the focus  on celebrities ,and trying to attain that life style is achieving for those who have more than they need to have  the infinite position of power.  Cliche’s come to mind, ” A house divided cannot stand”, is one.  The need to keep division among people, the color of one’s skin, the better educated, constantly bombarding people with  hopes of attaining wealth by playing a game of ball, being a singer or actor,a dancer,,and taking away the essentials that would allow people  to see each other as equals is merely a dream.  To  live in fear is  not is not what the constitution guarantees.  The 50 states and common wealths of the United States can all be seen in Ferguson.People of color are still seen as prey for the police, and white men.  The incident where the police asked a Black man to get his ID out of his vehicle, and then shot him more then once and calmly said he had called medical attention for him, never putting his gun by his side is the perfect example of how the police see their job.Every State has the same stories.  The fact that this has been going on since 1865 says they don’t intend to stop unless masses of people take to the streets and say they will not accept this behavior any longer.  The truth about history needs to be taught as well as the enforcement of laws , women are humanbeings, everyone has a mother.  To be raped and to live in fear is just unreal, yet women have been subjected to this since forever..  When a woman is raped, the burden of proof is on her.  The shame, humiliation being tagged is  what she is left with. The Bill Cosby phenomenom syas it all.The republicans call the President a king, but action speaks louder than words.  Look at what occurs and not what is said.  This picture speaks more then a thousand words.

It always come back to “RACE”


It always come back to “RACE”.

Lost and “We Don’t Talk About That”


When Slavery is discussed these days, it is usually only about African Americans or Africans.  This is due in part that skin color denotes slavery, which became the norm in colonial America after indentured slavery was no longer needed.  That system played out when it was noted that Blacks were out numbering whites in the southern states,and that color itself would signify slave status.  The word “Slav”, originally meant, “the People of glory”, who were a Slavs or slavonians taken in war, not Black but White.  For the transportation of white slaves to America and their sale see, James Oneal: The Workers in American History, chap.,”The White Slave Trade>”He quotes: One ship sailing…in 1745 with 400 Germans of whom only 50 lived to see America…..Still another bearing 1500 lost1100 from deaths on the voyage.  J.B. McMaster, a noted historian of the times said, “Packed like herring and sold as slaves.” The newcomer became in the eyes of the law a slave and in both criminal and the civil code was classed with the Negro slaves and the Indians……They were worked hard, were dressed in the cast off clothes of their owners and might be flogged as often as the master or mistress thought necessary.Europe’s whites , the Irish,Scots, and many others, entered this America as slaves.For the sale of White people as Negro slaves, see:article from Cincinnati Philanthropist, reprinted in Colored American June 20th, 1840,where a white woman and her 10 children by 2 of her white masters were sold as Negroes. For the seduction and sale of other Whites as Negroes, see Anglo-African Magazine, Vol 1, p.336(1859) Richard Hildreth, an American Historian of the times said: “Just catch a stray Irish or German girl and sell her-a thing sometimes done”. MacCormac says::All persons who were captured in Europe by kidnappers and sent to America were sold by the captain to the highest bidder without indenture.(Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies in Hist. and Pol. Science, Nos. 3 and 4) This meant they could be held slaves for life like Negroes.For the story of Sally Mueller, a German woman, held as a Negro, see Slavery Pamphlet, Vol.23, No.15, New York Public Library.George Fitz-Hugh of Virginia fought for the opinion that not only Negroes but all proletarian whites emigrated from Germany and Ireland should be sold as slaves for reasons of humanity.”  Cromwell ordered several thousand of Irish to be sold as slaves to the West Indies.Later, prisoners, even political rebels were sold in large numbers as slaves.”One man in ten I knocked in the head; the rest I took to Barbados,”so says Cromwell.  C.M. McInnes says of the West Indies, ” The White servants were often placed under Black overseers.       Many Whites are not only descendants of  the institution of slavery but of Black slaves.  There are 25 million White descendants of Black slaves.  This is another topic that I won’t go into right now. That both Negroe and Whites were and is still rumored were held as slaves in North Africa is common knowledge of the people that live there and Europe.  Arabia and Morocco were infamous for their White  Slaves.   Kings  of Europe collected monies to pay for their return.  England in particular.  Rosita Forbes, in the chapter, “The Slave Market-Arabia,” tells of the White women slaves one of whom ” might have been born anywhere north…. even of the English Channel” and of :Circassians….of a fairness ranging from ivory to olive.”-Women Called Wild, p.28-48, N.Y.,1937   There is so much literature on this subject, but as I said, WE Don’T Talk About This! , but we really ought too.     In order for this country to move forward it has to address the issues staring it in the face.  It is the proverbial elephant or gorilla in the room that no one wants to admit is there.  It is disheartening,dishonest, and unfair not to have  and address the issues  race and slavery.

IS IT REALLY JUST POLITICS/


While looking and listening to the “TODAY SHOW’, this morning, the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death came as a surprise to me.  Not so much his death but the way it was being presented.  It was being hailed as justice for the 911 bombing of the Twin Towers.  It struck me as being so different because I wondered should they have taken him alive as opposed to murdering him on the spot and naming it Justice.  An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, isn’t that how the saying goes.  The news media has allowed the world to see that Bin Laden was suffering with an incurable illness, so many thought and may continue to think that his illness is what did him in, but would it had served the world to put him on trial?  What message would a trial have conveyed to the Muslin, Arabic world and the world in general?  Now  I  wonder if some will view this action as vigilantly justice.  The thought crossed my mind that is it right for someone to kill the person who is responsible for the murder of a loved one?  Bin Laden is and now was responsible for the deaths of so many people.  He caused turmoil,lost,physical, and mental damage to the entire United States and the world.  For it to be over just like that, doesn’t satisfy me.  After the Bush administration could never produce him, and to wake to his death, just doesn’t feel right.  I am truly surprised at this revelation.  Now the analytical process’s will begin on his death.  This just doesn’t sit well with me.  Something just isn’t right about this.   Closing the door on this after so many years of, “Where Is Bin Laden”, doesn’t feel like justice.  A court trial is what should have happen.  Seeing him get what he was due would have been justice.  Now What!


PATRIOTISM

a PATRIOT is simply one who loves his country.  To show one’s love of country, one takes care of his country.  He does no harm, only what will enhance his country.So if this is the true definition of patriotism  what is the definition of the TEA PARTY, DONALD TRUMP,AND OF COURSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.A government where supreme power is held by the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives  who then govern by law is what should be occurring in our country , but this is not what is taking place.  President Obama released the long form of his birth certificate today since the short form  wasn’t acceptable to the aforementioned parties.He has been in office a little over two years and this barb has continued to the point that Donald Trump used it as one of his ploys to see how much momentum he could garner if in fact he does intend to throw his hat in the ring for President.If you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem.  In order to be a patriot, shouldn’t Trump and the others be helping instead of hurting.  Instead of finding  inconsequential things to distract the President and others who are helping to solve the problems, they are part of the problems facing this country.  One has to ask WHY?Why would a patriot harm his country if he profess’s to be a patriot.The answer is what?Is anyone going to tell the truth.If it’s not his religion, then it’s his birth, or he doesn’t have the experience.  What else are they gonna come up with except to tell the truth.  The truth will set everybody free.  This action and others too many to mention are extensions of that “PECULIAR INSTITUTION’ from a 150 years ago.The way that too many people feel about having a President who is a man of color speaks for its self.  If those out there who believe that being white is superior, then why all the distraction. Why the anger.   If the color of one’s skin is an indicator of intelligence, then the distractions don’t make sense. President Obama has disappointed some people by the bailouts, but what do you think he should have done, let the banking institution fail. then where would we all be.  The motor industry was another one that was bailed out.  No matter how you look at it, GEORGE BUSH, is the reason why the country was left in a mess. I didn’t see or hear anyone calling him a terrorist, or anyone asking for his impeachment.  Impeachment is what should have happen.

We have a country where people live in fear.  If you do the right thing , your punished.  If you do the wrong thing in a smart and clever way, your rewarded.  To be a patriot today is tricky. To demonstrate one’s love of country, could cost you your life, all you have to do is read the constitution of the United States and do what it tells you to do.  What do you think will happen?

A Receipe for Continued Destruction


Today I saw and read an article about one”Marilyn Davenport”, from Orange County, California, who sincerely insults mine and most people’s intelligence.  She wants us to believe that a card depicting a family of chimps,3 in total, a father, mother and baby chimp, with the Presidents face on the baby chimp and the caption reading”Now You Know Why No Birth Certificate”, is a joke.  What the hell is funny and who is it funny to!  If she has a mind set like this,  and she is not alone in this way of thinking, then is it possible to have hope that stupidity,ignorance,and most of all racism can ever be addressed and understood with people who feel as she has so boldly demonstrated?Then there’s the celebration of the 150 year anniversary of the Civil War.  Some are planning to have a ball to celebrate.  Again there’s all this talk of Lincoln’s assassination.  New books are out about it.  The fact that Nancy Hanks is an ancestor of the actor “Tom Hanks” is in the news again.  You still have the Tea Party and who could forget , the Republican party, fighting the President every step of the way.  Mix together and what do you have?”CONTINUED DESTRUCTION”.   The evolution of intelligence is not in this recipe.    Just think, here we are again dealing with RACE.  It was a thorn for Lincoln as it is for Obama.  W.E. B Du Boise predicted this 100 years ago. The problem for the 21st century. People of color and people who feel that  people of color are human beings have been murdered because of racial superiority. The fact that some people have so much hatred for the President because he is of color, that that is all they are consumed with.  The rise of John Wilkes Booth is back.  I take this talk as threats against the President.   The President has been walking a tight rope from day one.  He and his family have been under a microscope.  Why?   Color of skin.  Too many political folk keep referring to the founding fathers, hoping for some sort of validity, only to prove that they need to go back to school.  Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration, who also worked with the Rev. Richard Allen to found the AME church, worked and served under 3 different Presidents, each from different political parties, is some one they should have studied and taken a lesson from.  He called himself a :Christ-ocrat.  He believed all power will always fail of producing order and happiness in the hands of man. Rush was a man of God and stood for those principles.  Noah Webster. another founding father, reminded voters that principle should be a guide for selecting men  for office.  Was Jimmy Carter the last real President?  People as a whole are unforgiving judges.  The hostage situation is what was held against Carter.  What is being held against Reagan, The two Bushes who were President.  Bill did a good job, but the Republicans had to make his personal business public.Marilyn Davenport does a good job reminding us of just how hatred there is for people of color.  She was not alive during the civil war, but generational hatred has been a way of life for so many folk.Haley Barbor is another who is celebrating the anniversary of the civil war.  Many people were expecting President Obama to do What Roosevelt did for the depression of the 1930’s.  Wpa program was a life safer for people then as well as the war.As a matter of fact, it was under Roosevelt that the Democrats-for the first time-placed language in their platform calling for an end to racial discrimination, and the Democrats in Congress still killed every piece of civil rights legislation introduced in that era.  America needs a recipe for the growth,the unity, and  yes, to start facing its fear of skin color. Because the Chimp picture is something that was done and said over a hundred years ago, she should have also know that some people actually shaved a chimp of his hair to see who the chimp resembled more.In closing,  I ‘d like people to remember that during the civil war there was a horrible occurrence referred to as the “POISON SPRING’.  on April 18th, 1864, Colored troops the 1st of Kansas, were murdered, tortured, burned, women and children, all bodies mutilated and dumped in the spring.  These White people were angry that colored men had been allowed to serve in the war.  So with this in mind, the recipe for destruction is something everyone needs to take to heart.  Look in the mirror, you don’t have to believe in GOD.  Are you a decent HUMAN BEING,  do you know right from wrong, and you are not a GOD!

It always come back to “RACE”


It always come back to “RACE”.

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