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.

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It always come back to “RACE”


It always come back to “RACE”.

It always come back to “RACE”


It always come back to “RACE”.

Race, Forever a Thorn


Today someone sent me a document, elaborating on these issues concerning Blacks:  Greed,no unity,they don’t read,priorities out of wack, and self destructive.  It went on to say that they were still in servitude to whites.It talked about how “BET” , too many of the reality shows with the wives of pro ballers, the name brand clothes, and all the glamour of HOLLYWOOD, are all tools to keep the BLACKS  in MIND CHAINS.  This is the new WILLIE LYNCH  letter, that is being circulated.  Will this letter open folk’s eye’s to how too many people view Blacks? It went on to say much more than I am saying here.  It also brought to mind just how evil, and cruel too many people are.  To take pride in destroying human beings,  that gave and keep on giving to the world.  To take pride in breaking the spirit, the mind,and the soul of human beings, and to stick your chest out and say “This is what I have done” and then turn around a ask folk to donate money for the care of animals, is appalling!You see more ads on television for cats and dogs, as well as the preservation of all wildlife, but not for Human life.

 

When one looks at the continent of Africa and sees how large it is, and completely populated with people, and how it has been raped by Europeans since they re-entered it . The Portuguese started by trading for gold and other commodities. Then they intermarried with the Africans to gain an inside hold on the gold which turned into Black Gold.  Which was slavery.Many European Houses of royalty intermarried, traded goods.during the mediaeval period.  The Hanseactic trade route was the way of the known world.  King Roderick married a Black Queen.Britian , Spain, joined in and the dye was cast.  When the colonial period of the America’s came, slavery took on a different twist then it had before.After indentured servitude waned, and slavery was determined by skin color, those in power brainwashed themselves into believing that Africans were not human.  That they were somehow lower than animals.  A legal basis was established in Mexico in 1636, creating statues making Africans chattel.  By doing so. The owner of this human chattel had the right to kill, maim, rape. burn , any slave he wanted to.Status passed through the mother.  Africans were slaves for life.In the state of Virginia, 1662 statues read, “All children born in this country shall be held bond or free according to the condition of the mother.  The Barbados slave code of 1661 was a law passed by Colonial Legislature to provide a legal base for slavery.South Carolina adopted this way of slavery.

When one looks back over the years at how the police dealt with Black folk, killing Black men , warehousing Black men in jails, the mis- education of Black children, Black women so disrespected in every manner, Slavery has never left.  It took on a new form but still recognizable.The 1980’s and 90’s saw more police shooting Black youths and men , like it was open season for duck hunting.The progress made in the 1960’s and 70’s , has gone.  There are no programs, no recreation centers,no jobs, and what was a decent school system then , nothing remains today. The document that I read today is one that no human should be proud of.  I want as many Black folk to read this document to see just how folk think of themselves and Blacks!

 

 

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?

It always come back to “RACE”


Since it always comes back to race, let’s explore where the color problem originated from and why.  the two varieties of humanity that have intermixed the most and the longest are the so-called Black and White races.  The evidence that mankind originated in Africa and migrated to Europe has been known since the 1700’s, but hidden from the mainstream population .  There are usually two forces for intermixture, exogamy and endogamy, inbreeding and out-breeding.During the colonial period it is called miscegenation, or the opposite, race purity.However, in those places where one’s partner in union is not selected by parents, attraction, likes and dislikes, belong to the choosers.  The differences that are determining factors are economic, social, educational, and religious.  Any of these factors can operate as strongly as the racial.The strongest of all objections is color and too many  of its most vociferous objectors practised it and continue to do so.  Today so many politicians object strongly to homsexuals having the same rights, but are in the closet themsleves only to be exposed publicly.The color of skin, long accepted in Europe more than America, or South Africa, is a determing factor when the population is all Black or all White,and is also a  strong influence for mating.  For example, the matter of the blonde and the brunette among white women.  When one reads of a man having an affair with a gorgeous girl , she is always blonde.  When a brunette is mentioned it is sort of apologetic.  Brunettes are supposedley smarter than blondes is another ideom.  Whiteness of skin has been a symbol of purity, goodness, and fine christian  values.  This myth has been debunked . The color of skin is not a determining factor in who lies, steals, rapes, or murders.  The first recorded instance of color prejudice is in India, five thousand years ago when the Aryas invaded the valley of the Indus and found Black people there.  There is evidence of it in ancient egypt, in saying that light complexions are the degraded race of Arvad and the dark complexions are the race of Kush.  Next is the rabbinical writings, referring to the Ham Curse. which the curse was placed on Cannan, Ham’s son.  Now think about it, Ham and his brother and sisters all had the same parents.Could they have been different shades of brown?, Light and dark, and many people of african descent are today?Paul was confused with an Ethiopian bya roman solider .    The Arabs, who are ethnically related to the Jews and are largely Black, had their version of the Ham legend as well.  Another belief is that A white skin is the result of leprosy.  Voltaire thought that african albinos were descended from lepers.   History is a very good teacher   on race and its conflicts throughout the world.  Yet the dumbing down of the educational process in America, will allow the hatred for the color of one’s skin to continue. The Greeks, who owe everything that they were and are, Romans too, to the Egyptians.   the Greeks admired physical strength, muscles,a full deep voice, long arms,big feet, etc.  They  liked brown skin, not too dark, not too light.    Out of these beliefs, a psuedo science grew entitiled, Physiognomy, which rates individuals as good, bad, desirable or undesirable, on their physical traits.   This is just a brief synopsis of why and how I believe race consciousness began and remains forever with this world.  Based on race we are all judged . The determing factors are, buying into stereotypes, accepting labels, governments that care nothing for the people.  Can enlightend people continue to accept what is being fed to them on this issue?  Why are movie stars doing for the people, what world governments should be doing?Will the masses ever wake up and see that in order to make money and rule, that fear, ignorance,and blindness, are the ingredients for the receipe?  Oh yea, just asking, where are the rich going when this planet dies?

Hello world!


I don’t know if my great grandchildren will enjoy any of the world that I knew.  There is very little of it left now.The education that was offered to myself and those ahead of me, no longer exits.  Gone are the school days of music,physical education (chicken fat),saying the Lord’s prayer,school plays, and teachers that cared about you learning.  Not all teachers, but too many of them , are in the job of teaching for the pay check.  Coming out of the jim crow days, the people who were teaching were serious about us kids learning.  Teaching was a job that instilled pride,self confidence, it made one feel necessary.  I visited my grand daughter’s school a year ago, and I was so disappointed at what I saw and heard.  There were kids in the hall running,playing, cursing,and teachers were present and said nothing.  I asked my grand daughter’s teacher why they didn’t do hall duty.  His reply was. “We don’t have to , if we don’t want to”.  It reminded me of jail, where the inmates allow the officers to work, and even they have a certain amount of respect.  How did teachers of my era accomplish so much with so little? It seems to be the theme of today, we don’t have to if we don’t want!No one enforces that people do what they are supposed to, you just pass the buck around. Pass the kid straight through school.  If he can’t read, or add, he doesn’t have to if he doesn’t want to, except if he wants a job, or meets a girl that excels and leaves him in the dust, or vice versa.  The kids in the rap games, turned a negative into a positive, but there are forces at work to make sure things like that don’t happen again.   Opportunities like Jayzee, Russell Simmons, Motown, Stax, Ebony magazine, weren’t supposed to happen.  Our children aren’t prepared to take advantage of opportunities when they come along.  They’ve taken music out of the schools, as well as civics, and they’ve cut back on anything our children will need to know in the future in order for them to make it.  In place of it they have BET,rap that puts women down,no recreation centers, no jobs,drugs,and sex.  Drugs and sex are destroying us as a people.  Aids is killing the young at an alarming rate.There are more AA women in college than AA young men.  There in jail.With all the money that’s out there in the hands of African Americans, legal and illegal, why hasn’t someone figured out how to put some of these things back into the school system? Why aren’t folk demanding more from their children? Too many of the kids talk like they just left the plantation yesterday. they can’t spell,can’t write a paragraph, or fill out an application. Too many of the tried and true common sense values need to be reinstated.  Kids need to be kids and not adults.  Life experience can’t be taught.   Who will save education!

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