Sunday, November 8, 2009

Profits Over People and We The People Is A Myth

For the first time ever the Health Care Bill has passed in the House. However, before it even reaches the Senate floor, the Senators are sending out the message that it is dead on arrival. It seems that campaign contributions are more important and are the Senators only sole priority, because people are dying and the Senators don't seem to care, nor do Health Insurance Companies. As always, it is profit over people and "We the People" is a myth in the United States. Instead it is "We the Corporations" that the Senators are working hard in behalf of not "We the People."

Before the President took office, he made some promises. Well, he has been trying to keep those promises in spite of strong opposition and all the distractions that have been thrown in his path. However, he cannot do it alone and that was something he made perfectly clear the day he won the elections. Americans are so fickle, impatient, most are mentally lazy, and have very short memories.

"The big arguments against the public option have been these: that the government is incapable of running an insurance plan, that the free-market provides consumers with better choices, that socialized insurance will have unfair advantages. But as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David K. Johnston recently reported, these arguments do not stop some of the big opponents of socialized insurance for voting for socialized insurance when that insurance is not for the wellbeing of people but of property and insurance companies." ~~Heather--Crooksandliars~~

Day after day, we've been bombarded with false rumors and fear tactics from the GOP party, Insurance Companies, the rightwing pundits in MSM, and all of those who want the President to fail. None care that if he fails that means the American people fail. Therefore, the American people are fed BS on a daily basis. We gobble it up like it is the best desert or meal we've ever tasted in our lives. The MSM and GOP would have you to believe that President Obama has not done a darn thing since he has been in office, which has been only 10 months and eight days to be exact.

Okay, so let me refresh people's memory on what our President has done since taking office:

1. Greater funding for veteran healthcare
2. Increase funding for public education
3. Expansion of the earn Income tax credit
4. Tax credit for college student
5. Electric Grid infrastructure package
6. SCHIP pass & signed into law
7. Ledbetter bill pass & signed into law
8. disarmament talks with Russia re-started
9. worked on building America's image up with foreign countries

I'd say that is a pretty good start seeing how the last 40 something Presidents did not get that much accomplished in 4 years and it only took President Obama a few months to get that much done. But the President is a black man, so our American history of expecting way more out of blacks on the job as far as job performance goes than whites is expected and nothing new. No other group of minority people have had to deal with that or do they? I'm sure most of you black folks can relate to that.

Black folks have always been expected to jump hoops and do way above and beyond on the job whereas whites can glide through doing barely anything and are promoted over blacks who have paid their dues,have senority,or have trained those same white folks on the job. BTW, the Ledbetter act, they've were fighting for equal pay for women when I was still in the workforce many years ago. So, that in itself was a great accomplishment.

Do you think that MSM will highlight our President's accomplishments? Nope, sad to say they won't not in post racial America. Instead, they will highlight all of the false rumors, the fear tactics, and BS. Will they highlight this?

"In a letter to Cigna chairman H. Edward Hanway this week, Rockefeller also accused Cigna and the other companies of keeping two sets of books: telling Wall Street investors they're spending less on medical care and pocketing the difference, while telling customers and regulators they're spending more."

Will they give it the coverage they do false rumors, fear tactics, and BS? Let me answer that question for you. Hell nah! Yeah, I said that! And? You got to start to wonder whose side MSM, the Senators, and GOP are on. Well, that's easy, they are on the side of profits. Matthew Yglesias made an interesting comment but it rings true as far as those out to make money go. He said:

In Scarface Tony Montana expresses his view that “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power.” ~~Matthew Yglesias-Think Progress~~

Yeah, I hear ya Matt, but isn't that more in the line of the GOP way of thinking. I mean we did just go through eight years of Bushonomics and before that it was Reaganomics. Let's face it, that's how we got in the situation we're in today and the rich got richer while the poor got poorer. BTW, directing the majority of cast to the Republicans, that's not a good idea either. You see, they had this bad habit of robbing the poor and middleclass to give to the rich. It's that tranferring of money, the old switcher-roo game that I have a problem with because millions of "We the People" suffer and lose two of the basic mandatory necessities that everyone needs to survive, which is the Maslow hieraracy of needs--physiological and safety.

One man, Bill Moyers, with courage to stand up for what is right, that I can truly call a real journalist, had it right when he said this:

"There are no victimless crimes in politics. The price of corruption is passed on to you… Look back at the bulk of legislation passed by Congress in the past decade: an energy bill that gave oil companies huge tax breaks…; a bankruptcy “reform” bill written by credit card companies to make it harder for poor debtors…; the deregulation of the banking, securities, and insurance sectors, which led to rampant corporate malfeasance and greed and the destruction of the retirement plans of millions of small investors; the deregulation of the telecommunications sector, which led to… an undermining of news coverage; protection for rampant overpricing of pharmaceutical drugs"~~Bill Moyers~~

Moyers nailed it down to the letter with that description of how we got where we are now. But we tend to forget that and want to join the bandwagon of those who want the President to fail and go for any false rumor, tactic fear, or conspiracy theory those same folks that mean us no good can drum up and fall for it hook, line, and sinker.

It is time for change and it is, also, time for the American people to stop letting those up on Capitol Hill and the Health Insurance companies who don't have their health and well-being as a priority sell them fried ice cream. People whose only treasure is profits at the expense of others are not good merchants. Therefore, it is time for change and it is also time to wake up.

BTW, this is last topic that I'll be posting. My blog will be shut down after this topic. No more blogging for me, it's time for me to move on. Oops, I almost forgot to tell you good people about these folks here-->Ameritech Electronic Commerce. Now, I know why I kept getting viruses and had to reformat and reinstall constantly-->Ameritech. Looks like I am not the only one that was experiencing this problem with them sending a viruses to computer either. Shame on you Ameritech, you must be a Republican.

Bye bye and I wish all of you the best!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Do Some Things Stay The Same?

Today I thought I'd do something different and have an old school concert. Music is something that has always brought people together. That's why I like old school music because it had meaning and sometimes it was prophetic if you think about it. Does the world really keep on spinning or do we as human beings keep walking in circles and wind up back where we started from? Listen to the words of each song carefully and afterwards I'd like to hear your views on how much we've progressed.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hell In A Hand Basket

Don't sometimes when you read the news of things going on in the world today you just feel like going on a news diet. Nah, I take that back a news fast. In the wee-wee hours this morning, I read the news and the article headlines alone were depressing and disturbing.

First I read about a baby that had been missing for a week was found under the babysitters bed in a box. I thought to myself, you can't even trust the babysitter nowadays. That's scary! Kids are just not safe these days. We adults need to practice "It takes A Village To Raise A Child." At least we would have more eyes watching the children and more protection for them. It worked back in the old days. Children were more safer that's for sure.

"She was way back under the bed," he said. "But she was not crying."~~Melissa Nelson-Huffingtonpost~~

"Baker had written a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist's office in August, pleading for help for the baby and claiming her father shook her and both parents did drugs in front of her.Read more at:"~~ Melissa Nelson-Huffingtonpost~~

Okay, then the headlines about the bailout recipients caught my eye. I'm sorry folks but these CEOs aren't exactly making my heart sing with their scheming and conniving ways. Especially, when it is not benefitting the American people. Can we still tar and feather folks and run them out of Dodge? It is time for some audits to take place, tough love, some jail time, a bill to end lobbying period, and to take our money back because these folks are full of dung. While we at it, this administration's economic advisers and treasury folks need to be replaced quick, fast, and in a hurry. Time for some fresh faces and some folks that are not playing the money switcher-roo. Enough is enough!

So, I put aside the news for a couple of hours and come back to finish it off and that's how my heart got broken. I felt like I had been stabbed in the heart. The military people have always been my heroes. Hearing about a mini-mass shooting and murder of one of their own brothers who might be the one to have their back in a war has shaken me up. I didn't want to believe that this could be happening and coming from the very same people that I adored and thought the world of. Not those men who sacrifice their lives and family to protect and serve us. This couldn't be happening. I've come to expect hearing something like that happening here in civilian life because shooting and death is no stranger to us who live a civilian life. I have family in military as well and I am praying that none of mine were at Fort Hood and one of the victims as well as those who have lost their lives and their families.

Maybe, it's time for America and Americans to re-examine themselves. Like in the story of Joshua when they said it's time to search the camp. Well, maybe, it's time for us to search the camp and find out what we're lacking or what we're not doing right or what it is we've done that we need to ask for forgiveness for. One thing is for sure, we as Americans cannot keep on going down this same old road we're traveling in the same worn out clothes. It's time for change!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When Is Fox We Make It Up News Gone Quit Lying?

Well, as usual Fox is determine to keep pedaling its lies and deception. They should just change their logo to Pinnochio because that would be more fitting for all the lies they tell on a daily basis. I'm just saying. Looks like they've been lying not only about current events up on Capitol Hill but they've also been lying about their ratings and with some help.

"Fact: The breathless claim that Fox News' ratings recently spiked thanks to the White House's public critique is bogus hype -- hype that Fox News and the Beltway press have relentlessly pushed. " ~~John Amato, Crooks and Liars~~

Why am I not surprised? Anyone who would believe that those folks over at Fox News are fair and balance or speak an ounce of truth, I've got some fried ice cream in different favors to sell them. What makes it even worse is that the Beltway press are helping them to deceive people and you might as well add to that list a few in MSM. Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch seem to believe that people should be lied to and that is not good for our country because it divides us. But then, Ailes is what I'd call messy and likes to stir up dung. He is still stuck in a 1950s time warp and does not want to see change. Murdoch wants to profit off of hate and destroy America at the same time.

Nonetheless, I have to give Fox We Make It Up News credit where credit is due. They do an excellent self-destruct jobs.
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Exposing the Enemy

Today my topic is about no_slappz. Yup, I'm giving no_slappz the spotlight today. I thought I'd sort of do no_slappz the honor of turning a few stones to let you people know what type of person he is and what his habits and mission is on blogs. After I'm finish, you will get an idea as to what type of person no_slappz is and what both white and black folks think about him.

"No_slappz, a bigoted pest who comments here serially from time to time. He views himself as somewhat of a "populist intellectual" the sighing voice of white America sick of the salad of multiculturalism. What he actually is and this is known by many as a man of little character and even less power of mind. We, Ourselves of the Collective while scanning Lisa Golden's great blog, That's Why noted how he harassed her in her own spaces and thereby sought out "THE BLOGS OF NO_SLAPPZ."

"Knowing his hatred for the black race We, Ourselves knew no_slappz would no be able to bloviate about how Barack Hussein Obama was going to be soundly beaten in the 2008 plebiscite by John McCain. Of course, Terran history records that Mc Cain was defeated. So great was the hubris borne by no_slappz that he made a wager with noted American football tipping analyst Matty Boy of Unified Football Theory fame as well as Lotsa Splaining to do where he writres about everything other than sports. The bet was simple Obama wins Matty Boy gets a week to guest blog at No_Slappz if McCain wins No_slappz gets one day at LS2D. This was fair because of MattyBoy's quote which he felt compelled to make in comments because no_slappz not being a man of his word tried to dodge him: "

"No, slappz is not a man of his word. The loser of a bet does not have to be reminded of the situation by the winner in a man's world."
~~Editorials from Hell's leading daily newspaper~~

These are just a few of blogs he has been banned from but there are many more:

The Consumerist

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BTW, the last one is interesting isnt' it--hacker!

Oh yeah, no_slappz is a little sneaky and sometimes does not sign in using his regular screenname. No_slappz really believes that black and Hispanics are dumb and in that “Bell Curve” superior intelligence myth. This is where no_slappz signed on as a guest and also uses the name fred phelps, which are no_slappz own comments:



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"1 month ago Fucked in Park Slope - Embrace the Hate. - Home - The Park Slope vs. Westboro Baptist Church Smackdown. As hater roadshows go, the Westboro Girls seemed to be putting on a tired act. The saddest part, however, came in the form of the two kids with the five hayseed Topekans. What lies ahead for them?

Meanwhile, the leading loudmouth was the daughter of Fred Phelps, the organization's founder. She seemed to exhibit signs of mental illness, and her associates seemed similarly afflicted. She seemed to be their Jim Jones."

Reply Fucked in Park Slope ~~no_slappz~~

"1 year ago Barack Obama’s Statement on Financial Markets Crisis. The reduction in creditworthiness of borrowers is the chief culprit in the mortgage crisis. But blacks and hispanics were the borrowers who were suddenly able to increase their levels of home ownership as a result. "

"Obama wants tighter lending regulations -- that means bigger downpayments and less interest-rate flexibility. Okay. But that means home ownership among blacks and hispanics will decline if he is elected. ~~no_slappz~~

Here is snippet of a conversation on another blog and some of no_slappz’s comments to let you know how he thinks:

"No Slappz says- "Meanwhile Federal prosecutors went overboard a few years ago to convict Martin de la Beckwith for some racist murders in like 1960" ~~no_slappz~~

"No Slappz says: I think the subtext of your post is to give agreement to the notion that whatever problems beset the black community today, these problems can all be traced back to slavery or lynchings. Thus you support of Victimization Mythology. "~~no_slappz~~

"No Slappz says- "It might be worth noting that six million jews were exterminated" ~~no_slappz~~

Here is snippet of a conversation on another blog and some of no_slappz’s comments to let you know how he thinks. Smh! Now, this should give you an example of those he thinks are worthy of defending. Martin de la Beckwith killed CHILDREN:

No Slappz says- "Meanwhile Federal prosecutors went overboard a few years ago to convict Martin de la Beckwith for some racist murders in like 1960" ~~no_slappz~~

No Slappz says: I think the subtext of your post is to give agreement to the notion that whatever problems beset the black community today, these problems can all be traced back to slavery or lynchings. Thus you support of Victimization Mythology. ~~no_slappz~~

No Slappz says- "It might be worth noting that six million jews were exterminated"


Notice that he used the word EXTERMINATED, you know, like as in exterminating roaches. I agree with this blogger.

Shouldn’t the word be immigrans just like the Irish, Germans, Russians, French, and other whites were all called meaning that they came from a foreign country and not outer space? Yet and still, no_slappz labels them Illegal aliens and makes other human beings sound like they came from outer space. Yup, he is quite a bigot and a liar too. Read his comments on the NY Daily here:


7:21 AMOct 11, 2009

“There are many problems with Obama's healthcare legislation. Why is a 1,017-page bill needed? Why not simply expand the eligibility for Medicaid? Obama's plan opens the door to unlimited government spending on healthcare, which means he is attempting to legislate a program that can easily bankrupt the nation. And, despite claims to the contrary, the Healthcare Bill does offer coverage to illegal aliens. Furthermore, Obama's view on illegal aliens boils down to giving them amnesty, and by the stroke of a pen, changing them from illegal aliens to legal immigrants, all of whom are permitted to apply for government healthcare.”~~no_slappz~~

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Victims Are Rewarded Life Sentences

A child was taken advantage of, fought back, and was given a life sentence for it. What kind of society are we living in when a grown man rapes a 13 year old child and then puts her out on the street to work as a prostitute?

Children are supposed to be protected because they are some of our most vulnerable citizens. Are we letting our children down and failing them? We have child predators that steal their innocence and cause them to have mental scars for the rest of their lives. At the age of 16, Sara Kruzan killed her 31 year old pimp who raped her when she was 13 years old. When does the healing begin if she is given a life sentence for it?

I am speechless and heartbroken over reading this story. This is one time I really don't know what to say. So, I'll just end this post.

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Game Is Rigged!

Harvard University is offering a class on "The Wire" a powerful series that was a masterpiece about some realities in America shown on television, which was written by David Simon an ex-newspaper investigative reporter turned school teacher who is brilliant and Ed Burns an ex-cop. It is a story that gets down to the nitty gritty and leaves no stone unstoned.

One day I happen to come across the series,"The Wire" by accident while trying to find something to watch on Comcast's On Demand program schedules. I had surgery and was bed ridden so to speak. At first, I thought to myself, okay this is just another one of those unrealistic cop and drug dealers stories. How wrong I was. I wind up watching every last series that was available that day, sixteen to be exact, until like most people I couldn't wait to see what, in the next espisode that hadn't been released yet, would happen next.

You would have to watch it for yourself to see what strange effect "The Wire" will have on you and how it even challenges you to see the humanity even in some of the bad guys in the story. You might even find yourself liking some characters such as Omar who in real life you wouldn't have anything to do with, which is another reason that made series so unique, challenging, and compelling. Of course, there are some characters that you'll love to hate as well like Naaman Brice's mother, Senator Clayton, Nerese, the top ranking police officials who are only interested in stats, and of course Marlo Stanfield.

All in all, "The Wire" was a powerful series that moved the emotions and challenged people to think beyond the surface of urban life and dug right into the root and shows why the war on drugs does not work. It was the first time that someone had written something where reality played out on the screen and delivered the cold hard facts about the drug war, poverty, capitalism, politics, economics, education,and the police department. David Simon left no stone unturned and he delivered what may be hard for some to swallow the truth.

David Simon appeared on Bill Moyers show and the two of them had an interesting exchange between the two of them regarding "The Wire" and these are some highlights from that conversation:

"If you don't need 'em, why extend yourself? Why seriously assess what you're doing to your poorest and most vulnerable citizens? There's no profit to be had in doing anything other than marginalizing them and discarding them." ~~David Simon~~

"Over the past 20 years, the elite one percent of Americans saw their share of the nation's income double, from 11.3 percent to 22.1 percent. But their tax burden shrank by about one-third." Now those facts tell us something very important. That the rich got richer as their tax rates shrunk. But it doesn't seem to start people's blood rushing, you know?" ~~Bill Moyers~~

"...Capitalism is the only engine credible enough to generate mass wealth. I think it's imperfect, but we're stuck with it. And thank God we have that in the toolbox. But if you don't manage it in some way that you incorporate all of society, maybe not to the same degree, but if everybody's not benefiting on some level and if you don't have a sense of shared purpose, national purpose, then all it is a pyramid scheme. All it is, is-- who's standing on top of whose throat? ~~ David Simon~~

"...That critical moment when American labor was pushed so much to the starving point that they were willing to fight. And I actually think that's the only time when change is possible. When people are actually threatened to the core, and enough people are threatened to the core that they just won't take it anymore. And that's-- those are the pivotal moments in American history, I think, when actually something does happen.~~ David Simon~~

"...It sounds radical at the time, but it's basically a dignity of life issue. And you look at things like that. You look at the anti-Vietnam War effort, in this country which, you know, you had to threaten middle class kids with a draft and with military service in an unpopular war for people to rise up and demand the end to an unpopular war. I mean, it didn't happen without that. So, on some level, as long as they placate enough people. As long as they throw enough scraps from the table that enough people get a little bit to eat, I just don't see a change coming." ~~David Simon~~

"...There was an institution that is supposed to serve you or that you are supposed to serve. And it's supposed to care for you, and, and be a societal positive-- it will find a way to betray you." ~~David Simon~~

"...The only reason that alcohol and cigarettes, which do far more damage than heroine and cocaine, are legal is that white people and affluent white people at that, make money off that stuff. You know? Phillip Morris was-- you know, had-- if those guys had black and brown skin and were-- you know, in the Mexican State of Chihuahua, they'd be hunted."~~David Simon~~

"David Simon says America's not working for everyday people who have no power. And that's the way the people with power have designed it to work." ~~Bill Moyers~~

"How can you not have lived through the last ten years in American culture? In everything from-- how can you not look at what happened on Wall Street and that's still happening? At this gamesmanship that was the mortgage bubble, you know? That was just selling-- again, selling crap and calling it gold. "~~David Simon~~

"How can you not look at that? Or watch a city school system suffer for 20, 25-- how can you-- isn't anger the appropriate response? What is the appropriate response? "~~David Simon~~

For those of you who haven't seen "The Wire"yet, I would recommend you buy the DVD collection set, it will be well worth the money paid for them.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

This Could Be Your Mother, Sister, Aunt, or Cousin

Out my way, a young girl 15 years old was brutally raped, robbed, and dehumanized while others watched, cheered it on, and took pictures. When I first read about this horrible story, I thought about my young granddaughters, my nieces, other young girls, and women. In fact, all of the females I am related to or know crossed my mind.

On a daily basis, females are disrespected, abused, degraded, and misused. What I have never figured out is why would males treat women in that way when it was a female who birthed them into this world. Their mothers carried them nine months in their womb, suffered morning sickness, sometimes fainting spells, and most of all severe, unbearable discomfort called labor pains. Yet, we have some men that think nothing of that and will treat females as if they are nothing or like garbage.

Many times you'll hear females being blamed for being the victim, which is just as insulting as taking advantage of them and doing those horrible things to them. Some people's fingers point toward cultural as being the culprit for this type of behavior coming from males. But is it really?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Snake In The Grass

In the bible, the story of Adam and Eve tells how death and sin came into the world by the way of a snake. Adam had left for a minute and Eve was alone by herself. Just goes to show if you leave your mate alone too long some snake will come along and entertain them. However, that is not what this topic is about. Well, it does have something to do with snakes though.

Some snakes, whoops, I meant people you just cannot trust. Like that old adage, "If a snake bites you once, you don't put them in your busom, because they'll turn around and bite you again. That is one thing the President's mother and grandparents forgot to teach him. Or maybe, they thought that he would be able to avoid them by just being a nice guy. I wish I could have tipped them off that snakes have a strong attraction for nice guys. In addition, one more thing, they should have taught him is that everyone that grins in your face is not a friend. Evidently, he wasn't paying attention to his black Obama mommas because that is something most black mothers teach their children at least mine did because that is a part of survival techniques in a world that sometimes can be cruel and cold.

Joe Lieberman is not a friend to the Democrats period. Nah, he is more like a Benedict Arnold or to put it plain and simple "a snake in the grass" and he cannot be trusted in any shape, form, or fashion. All one has to do is look back on some of his past moves. When Lieberman was running for re-election not too many Democrats came out cheerleading for him, but President Obama did. How did he re-pay President Obama? By campaigning for Senator John McCain against President Obama and he made some very disturbing remarks against President Obama. When some Democrats wanted him to be stripped of his chairmanship over Homeland Security, President Obama saved his behind and let him keep his position. How did he pay President Obama back? By going along with Fox We Make Up News own Glen Beck's insane, juvenile conspiracy theory suggesting an investigation of this administration's czars. Not only that, now he has come out to say that he will vote with the Republicans for a filibuster. Besides, he is a bigot in disguise and why no one has picked up on that is beyond me.

Enough is enough! Joe Lieberman has a history of backstabbing--"Voting against Democratic filibusters, trying to block the health care bill twice, voted for Gonzales, defended privatization of Social security, quit the Democratic party, cheerleading for the war in Iraq, campaigning for John McCain, implied President Obama was a Muslim, defended John Hagee's anti-semitic, was all for waterboarding, continues to support war in Iraq, called President Obama a Marxist, said 60 Democratic vote dangerous, and now he is against public option." ~~ Rachel Weiner, Huffingtonpost~~

Had I been on the advising team for the President, Lieberman would have been kicked to the curve when he campaigned against him. And he should have been stripped of his position as chairman a long time ago because he means the Democratic party no good and is liken to a spy for the GOP party. I believe in keeping my friends close and my enemies even closer but giving them a position to help do me a job. Nope! I don't think so! At this point he needs to be demoted and not awarded any type of position but plain ole Senator until the next elections come around.

Lieberman won't be coming back on Capitol Hill after the next election and he knows that. Therefore, he doesn't care what the people think, he is in cahoots with the Insurance Industry and corporations. The people are on to him and see him as a backstabbing snake that cannot be trusted. Maybe, some big corporation like Aetna has plans to hire him when his term is up since that is whose team he is on. However, whatever corporation hires him, they'd better keep a close eye on him. Yet and still, he would make a good Fox employee because they practice deception and he would fit right in with those folks.

Then there is Rush Limbaugh who called President Obama a boy on the sly, which is what whites used to call black grown men in the past. It is a derogatory insult towards black men. Apparently, Rush thinks that grown men smoke cigars or are addicted to drugs or his obesity or spouting out racist remarks, and B.S all day long is a qualifier for manhood. Evidently, reaching the age of 21 years old and older is not in his book. That is if you happen to be black. Why does Rush make racial derogatory remarks like that on a national radio? Because he knows he can get away with and that many whites will rush to his defense if someone calls him on it. If that wasn't so, he wouldn't do it, but then that's post-racial America for you.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Innocent Until Proven Guilty...Well That Depends

The justice scales are supposed to be balanced but that is not always true in some cases. Sometimes Lady Justice gets a little topsy-turvy and justice is not served and instead injustice is the main menu on the plate.

Yeah, I know they all say that they didn't do it. Nonetheless, what about those who really didn't do it? Those are the ones I'm speaking about. They are the ones who have suffered many missing years of freedom out of their lives. Years that cannot be replaced because no human being on this earth has ever been able to turn back the hands of times. Father times keeps on ticking and ticking away until years later when their youthful days are long gone, then it is discovered they were innocent all the time.

Although, some are paid large sums of money as restitution for the time they spent behind bars, money can never really repay them for all of the mental anguish, or years of their life taken away from them, or time missed spent away from their loved ones. You live today and could be gone tomorrow, life is not promised to you. How can you give someone back their life?

CNN did a special on a man who was wrongfully convicted. When the crime was committed, Dean Cage was at home in the bed with his fiance. Do we really all look alike? Cage and his fiance Jewel Mitchell had been planning a life together and the wedding was set for May 13, on her mother's birthday. Those plans were crushed and Cage wind up doing thirteen years in prison before he was exonerated.

There are many more cases in the past similar to what Cage went through trying to prove his innocence. Through it all Mitchell stood by Cage but there are others whose relationships ended and the other person in their life moved on. What about those whose children grew up without their support and presence?

Most of the men who have been exonerated have one common complaint. "After years in prison, they are given only an ID with 'offender' in bold letters."
~~ TheGrio~~
What I don't get is why are they issued IDs with OFFENDER in bold letters, if they are exonerated. Are they still being subtly labeled criminals even after they've been proven innocent? Innocent until proven guilty...well that depends, and even then they still label you guilty.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jim Crow Is Back In Style

The swimming pool incident takes my mind back to when I was young. Restaurants did not serve or allow Blacks. We would stop on the side of the road to use the restroom rather then go through a degrading, humiliating, anxiety ridden experience of using restrooms with blacks only signs on them—the sign another label for those guilty of desiring to be treated like human beings instead of animals.

The Civil Rights Bill passed in 1964.

"It prohibited discrimination in public facilities, in government, and in employment, invalidating the Jim Crow laws in the southern U.S. It became illegal to compel segregation of the races in schools, housing, or hiring. Powers given to enforce the bill were initially weak, but were supplemented during later years." ~~Wiki~~

It has become increasingly clear that they do not want to share the many opportunities America has to offer with minorities. Nor do they want to acknowledge the many accomplishments that any minority has achieved. Educational books used to teach our children are lily white, filled with achievements and accomplishments of Whites only as if to say no other race existed outside of forced servitude or their many conquest. Of course, much of the sordid, trickery, barbaric methods, and brutal details involved in forced servitude or their many conquests were left out and painted as glorious missions of civilizing those uncivilized savages.

On the other hand, we have black youth who have been Scarface indoctrinated and seem to think the way to settle their disputes is the old Al Capone way by killing each other. Moreover, urban America is held hostage by some wannabee Scarface clones that are getting on everyone’s last nerve and making White folks nervous and gearing up with guns up for the black takeover that Fox is telling them about.

Was the Civil Rights Bill a deceptive tool used to hoodwink black folks—a pacifier for a promise they never intended to keep—a sham? On the other hand, is it that you black people just do not know how to act and are destroying America and all the patriotic ideals it stands for? After all, you elected a Black President and he is not even born here according to the GOP folks. Bringing Jim Crow back ought to teach you Black folks a lesson and keep you from destroying American. Can we just sit down and have a real honest dialogue about race relations in America?