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!

 

 

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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/

 

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!

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!

“Talking about”, Makes you just shake your head


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“Makes you just shake your head
What do you think our fathers and grandfathers who fought in World War II would say, are saying about the world today? Do you think they are happy with the sacrifices they made? What about the mothers and grandmothers who went to work at the jobs that their husbands, brothers, and fathers had held down, would say? Would you say they have been doubled crossed?They were true patriots who the truth was hid from. Many of the Germans who did terrible things to people were given new identities and passage to places like South America. Many of the scientist were given amnesty, as long as they worked for our government. Certain countries that were made safe then are now in danger. It has been found that the very person who caused all this mayhem, Adolph Hitler, may not have committed suicide after all, and to add insult to injury, it seems that Hitler was related to those he despised namely Africans and Jews. DNA samples of saliva taken from his relatives suggest strongly that his antecedents, who were Berbers are of North African descent. It also showed that he was connected to Sephardic Jews. A chromosone called Haplogroup E1b{y-dna} which was found in his relatives dna samples is rare in Germany and Western Europe. Our fathers would be shaking their heads and cursing, thinking of their friends who lost their lives and those were maimed. Just think, DNA is a blessing that some will see as a curse. Maybe if everyone in the world were tested, it would be a better world!

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