"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Another Day In the Life Of America
With so much confusion and chaos going on in the world today, especially, right here in good ole America. Sometimes you just want to take a break and get away from all of the negativity that you hear on a daily basis from MSM over which you have no control. People need some form of escapism to maintain their sanity and peace of mind. Reading a book is a form of escapism and relaxation rolled up in one in which people can sometimes benefit a little knowledge or enlightenment but that all depends on what the author has to offer in those departments.
With so much mess going on including me scratching my head and wondering what in the world is our President thinking going on Fox We Make It Up News. That is like sleeping with the enemy in my opinion. Roger Ailes and "The Family" as Ailes refers to them mean the President no good and are out to undermine him in every single thing he does. In addition, they are strong believers in editing and doctoring a tape until even the person that was interviewed does not recognize it. In other words, you do not go into the Devil's den expecting any fair and balanced treatment because that is not about to happen at Fox We Make It Up News. Mr. President I guess next you'll go to a white supremacist meeting to try and change their minds about their unhealthy obsession with skin color.
Then there are the issues concerning schools that does not set too well with me. There is one school in particular in Rhode Island I was reading about that really caught my eye. In addition, what bothers me the most is that the President supposedly supports extreme measures in accountability of the schools. However, I am hoping that what the President considers extreme measures is not firing all of the teachers while America is still dealing with a high unemployment rate. Doesn't that defeat the purpose?
Why not instead stop making teachers teach students to pass test and let them go back to teaching subjects that will help them to do some critical thinking or balance a budget, etc.? Why is all of the blame being placed on the teachers when their hands were tied? I admit that some teachers are not worth two dead flies but it is not exactly all of the teacher's fault if we are to be fair.
Okay, then there is the matter of some of those folks up on Capitol Hill who have gone wild. It wouldn't hurt to make one of those "Congresspeople Gone Wild" tapes. Believe you me, they could make a series out of it the way folks up on Capitol Hill are cutting up and acting outrageous here,lately, especially those folks on the right. I know that sometimes desperate people result to desperate measures but they've given the word desperate a new meaning.
Reading a book is one of the best forms of escapism from all the madness going on around us. Therefore, I am recommending two books to read as a form of escapism to anyone who feels like getting away from it all. I haven't read either one of them to be honest with you and just got both of them in the mail today. However, my instincts tell me that "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander is going to be a good read. The book came out January 2010 and sold completely out. Every bookstore in America, Canada, and online, including the publisher of the book is out and has it on backorder. I lucked up and found a radical bookstore that specializes in radical books and was able to get it and for a discount of $22. The book sells for $27.95. Someone on Amazon was selling the book for $999.99 dollars. Can you believe that? The other book is "Brainwashed: Challenging the Black Inferiority Myth", which so far is interesting and might be a pretty good read as well. If those two books don't work for you, you can always try a game of Solitary. *sigh*
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?