Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Thoughts For Today


I borrowed this picture from over at jobsangers blog.  I love dropping by and reading his blog because he is a man of few words, but in those few words he delivers a powerful message using images that speak a thousand words every single time.  A newer blog that I like stopping by and checking out is Mack Lyons over at "Different Day, Same Shit."  Lyons exposes the deception, breaks it down, and enlightens his readers. Both are true warriors against injustice in my book, so I just wanted to give them their props.

This post is not about President Bush.  Nope!  However, it is about some of those folks on the right and a little of this and a little of that.  Birds of feather do flock together, so why wouldn't Jigging, Hustling, Uncle Ruckas Cain have a crooked campaign aide for a manager.  After all, Cain is what I would call...well... a venal character who is willing to sell out his own group of people to get ahead...another Clarence Thomas.

I'm reminded of that scripture when I see Cain, "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, but to lose his soul."  Frankly, I believe Cain lost his soul a long time ago when he was affiliated with Enron or maybe even before that.

Some of you folks running around here telling black folks that they are brainwashed and on a plantation because they vote for Democrats had better take note from the case in which the brotha got paid $5.2 million for being called a slave. 

"A co-worker of Johnson’s had said he was Johnson’s “masta” at a company picnic."~~

In another case, a black employee got paid $210,000 for his boss calling him a monkey and gorilla
See, I told you black folks are tired!  They are tired of overlooking the dumb feces and dealing with racism every single day of their lives.  This is supposed to be "The Land of the Free, justice and Liberty for ALL, and that includes black folks, red folks, yellow folks, and brown folks too.  It is time to discard and put an end to racism.

When Martin Luther King marched, he wasn't just marching for black folks.  Nope!  He was marching for humanity.  Because racism is one of the strongest forms of hate that smothers the life out of humanity and freedom.  Every single human being on this earth should be entitled to pursue happiness and prosperity without obstructions.  It is a legal right of all Americans.

Which brings me to voter suppression being attempted in Texas the land gun toting governor Rick Perry.  This time it is aimed at Hispanics.  Next, I guess, will be other minorities who are citizens in this country. Folks voter suppression is serious because this was how they eased Jim Crow in after reconstruction.  Suppressed votes helps enable them to get their people in office and keep out the people's choice.

Oakland Chief of Police is protecting his men, and why are we not surprised.  That's normal procedure when those in the blue mess up. However, this statement here was a little too much and tells me someone is trying to avoid a possible lawsuit.

"Fellow veterans say police fired an object that struck him in the head, but authorities say object has yet to be definitively established, as well as the person responsible for the injury."~~Associated Press~~ 

Yup, we know the drill.  What you saw wasn't really what you saw.  Alrighty!


11 comments:

Ted McLaughlin said...

Thank you for the kind words, GSFT.

I think you do a great job too, and I read your blog regularly.

Anonymous said...

"I'm reminded of that scripture when I see Cain, "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, but to lose his soul.""

Tell it to Obama because he has definitely sold his soul to Wall Street and sold OUT on his own people. Of course, you would never be able to speak the truth about Obama. He has been far more harmful to Blacks and Whites than CT could ever be.

Mack Lyons said...

Thanks for the props, Granny. I do what I can.

"Tell it to Obama because he has definitely sold his soul to Wall Street and sold OUT on his own people. Of course, you would never be able to speak the truth about Obama. He has been far more harmful to Blacks and Whites than CT could ever be."

First, you can start by telling us all what Obama did to "sell out."

Second, you can suggest an alternative to Obama. For all the blame that some people on the left heap on the man, they've offered very few alternative choices. Elizabeth Warren's not running for any public office anytime soon, and no one's suicidal enough to jump on the Ron Paul/Third Party love boat.

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Preach Granny Preach!

Redeye said...

"See, I told you black folks are tired! They are tired of overlooking the dumb feces and dealing with racism every single day of their lives. This is supposed to be "The Land of the Free, justice and Liberty for ALL, and that includes black folks, red folks, yellow folks, and brown folks too. It is time to discard and put an end to racism."

If only we could, but based on the comment above I don't hold out much HOPE that will happen.

Thanks for the Jobsanger h/t.

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GrannyStandingforTruth said...

"If only we could put an end to racism, but based on the comment above I don't have HOPE it will happen anytime put an end to soon. *sigh*"

Redeye, you ever watched a stonecutter at work before? If so, have you ever noticed how he chips away some of the stone a little bit at a time. When he begins, with the stone it does not look like much and from the looks of it, he has a long ways to go. Yet, when he finishes it, it is a beautiful work of art.

Racism is like that in some ways. We might not see the end results in our lifetime, but if we keep on chipping away at it, the future generation will see it. Moses led the people of Israel on a journey to the promise land, but he didn't get to see it. However, his work was mighty because he led them out of captivity, bondage, and helped free them.

There were always people like Cain, West, Thomas, etc., that fought against their own freedoms by surrending them and going along with white supremacy,sleeping with the enemy and that enemy is racism.

Racism is bondage because it denies human beings their freedoms. Never give up hope! Hope and faith are tightly knitted together and you need both to make a change. Human beings are some strange creatures at times, if you think back to the Civil Rights Movement, many atrocous things happen back then. At first, no whites spoke up and out against it because they hadn't visualized it at first, but when they got to see it for themselves on national television the humanity in them woke up.

The present younger generation is looking and believe me they do not like what they see. There might be a few bad seeds black and white who have been contaminated with seeds hate planted in them, but there are more with good seeds in them than bad ones. If it wasn't this world would not exist anymore because there would be so many dead bodies we wouldn't have anywhere to bury them all.

Carolyn Moon said...

@Grannystandingfortruth:

"Redeye, you ever watched a stonecutter at work before? If so, have you ever noticed how he chips away some of the stone a little bit at a time. When he begins, with the stone it does not look like much and from the looks of it, he has a long ways to go. Yet, when he finishes it, it is a beautiful work of art."

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This is a poignant example of what we've been up against for centuries, yet, I can't help but wonder if the cyclic nature of our advances will ever end. During reconstruction after the civil war; there were advances and blacks were being elected to legislative seats. Then hate groups proliferated and terror reigned along with Jim Crow/segregation. We have a President of color and the larger society has lost their minds again. The repressive forces are mobilizing and things are getting pretty ugly. As a group we can't seem to rest for very long and the struggle continues! *smh*

P.S.I noticed that your comments on the blog has that
triangle with the white exclamation mark as well as mine. I've tried to get assistance with it but no luck. I wonder why it's doing that? hmm...

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

"I noticed that your comments on the blog has that
triangle with the white exclamation mark as well as mine. I've tried to get assistance with it but no luck. I wonder why it's doing that? hmm..."

I've noticed that myself and wondered about it. Not only that, my followers section disappeared a long time ago, and I haven't been able to get it corrected as of yet. I had corrected it once, but it was gone again before the day was over. At first, I thought it had something to do with the cache, so I cleaned it and performed other maintenances and that didn't help.

Back when I first started my blog, the whole blog used to disappear at times and a lot of other weird stuff went on. There have been many times when I wasn't allowed to sign in to my own blog or post. I had to delete the first blog I had, lost a lot of stuff, and had to reconstruct it all over again.

Redeye said...

Racism is bondage because it denies human beings their freedoms. Never give up hope! Hope and faith are tightly knitted together and you need both to make a change.

I hear you Granny.

Black Diaspora said...

Granny, if Republicans have to resort to voter suppression to win elections--and they're trying this tactic everywhere they have control of state houses--then they have a serious problem retailing their message: People aren't buying what they have to sell, so they have to steal what they're unable to achieve otherwise.