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The Candidates Who Cater To Court…But Not the Way You Think

Posted in Political Issues with tags , , , , on February 23, 2016 by admin



I wonder if this is the first time presidential candidates from both parties embroiled in legal battles. A federal judge ruled on Tuesday February 23rd 2016  that US State Department officials and aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath. Clinton has already had to testify before Congress. The question behind this court case is whether Clinton and her staff attempted to circumvent open records laws. While the entire fiasco has been orchestrated by the conservative watchdog group called Judicial Watch it doesn’t negate the fact that there may have been some improprieties.

Although Clinton the Democratic Front Runner is dealing with legal troubles she is not alone. Donald Trump the Republican front runner is being sued in court for fraud related to his trump University. The civil lawsuit alleges deceptive trade practices and that thousands of students were scammed out of their money after being promised they would become rich real estate investors. Trump is expected to spend quite a bit of time in court during the month of May which is a very critical time in the Republican primary race with several primaries and hundreds of delegates at stake.

It’s just very amazing. The two leading candidates for President of the United States are embroiled in legal troubles. It just points to the corruption and deception of this awful system. Legal impropriety and predatory capitalism just oozes out like pus from under a band-aid. The candidates feel they have complete immunity from the legal system that holds everyone else in thrall. The rampant inequality is so appalling that it abrades your skin like a coarse cheese grater. Both Clinton and Trump take the voters for granted; Trump feels he could shoot someone and still get elected. Clinton lines up the Black establishment votes like sheep being led to the slaughter. Blacks are forced into this predicament because we know that the choice for the repiglican is a non-choice; we might as well give the racist the rope and pick a tall tree. The two of them remind me of the plight described by Malcolm X; we must choose either the southern wolf or northern fox. As he stated both are members of the dog family, and either way we end up in the dog house.

It seems to me that the time is coming close where a third political party could become viable. Certainly it could be organized at the regional level and with the Internet it could be organized nationally as well. The so-called rogue campaigns of Bernie Sanders and the Republican front runner Donald Trump demonstrate two things. First the Internet can provide of viable means to finance a national campaign. That was not so clear during the Obama campaign because he received a lot of money from Wall Street financial entities. Never the less he did set the precedent for fundraising via the Internet. The second thing we learn is that the American people are fed up and tired of the status quo. They have been wanting an alternative going all the way back to the campaign of Ross Perot and beyond.

Racism and the 2012 Presidential Election

Posted in Political Issues, Race and race related entries on November 27, 2012 by admin

There should be no confusion after the 2012 Presidential Election about the use of the word nigger, nigga, nigguh, my nigga, or any other iterations of this racist term. Ignorant, low class Blacks who use these terms and allow their children to use these terms help to perpetuate racism as much as Malcolm X’s racist northern dog or racist southern wolf. Nigger, from its origin, is a race and color defining term. It is not a positive word. It’s not used as a positive word. All across the Deep South, the re-election of Barack Obama was greeted with an assortment of racial slurs, most notably, nigger and monkey.

Moreover, before you attempt to apologize for these racists by claiming these are the reactions from a bygone era, note that many of these epithets are found on Twitter. These are young people, who can expect to live for another fifty to seventy years. Jezebel  was able to capture via Twitter many of these young people’s identity and location. Many of them were athletes . These are people who play and compete side by side with Black athletes. No doubt some of them have Black girlfriends and boyfriends. Yet these people harbor virulent anti-Black racism. This is how people can be surprised that a Black can be raped or killed by whites whom seemed to be friends with that particular Black person. They are cursed with racism so close to the surface of their psyche that alcohol wasn’t even needed to lower their inhibitions. All it took was the re-election of a Black man to a position whose impact would have no real practical relevance to their lives on a daily basis.

Furthermore, I don’t agree with those who say to leave these kids alone. These attitudes need to be exposed; otherwise people will deny that racism is as bad as it really is. Anti-Black racism such as collected from social media is uncomfortable for people who want to act like the problem is minor. However it is the reason why they are so surprised by the huge difference between the way Blacks and whites view racism.

It’s hard to believe these young people are incensed about the potential of his election to affect their lives three or four years from now. As usual, young racists such as Zack Miller (@_zackkmillerr) are nothing more than the corrupted progeny of old racists “First thing my mom says this morning: did you hear the bad news? The monkey is staying for another 4 years…” These are children who are twisted and deformed from their innocent origins into hate filled malefactors who echo past infamies. We can only hope that they experience some life changing event that turns them from racist evils before they infect another generation.

The hypocrisy of the republicans would be ludicrous if it weren’t so appalling. An interesting observation is that many of the young racists on Twitter attend Christian schools. A great many of the aforementioned racists that tweeted that people voted for Obama because he is Black are the same people who support Romney because he is white. A simple look at the assessments of the republican drubbing reveals that their plan was to appeal to the so-called ‘white majority’ . Yet guys like Sununu can offer backhanded swipes and complements to Colin Powell for supporting a man of his own race .

Another interesting observation is that the only time the routed republican forces mentioned Black people is when they were discussing why they lost. Either they accused the Blacks of fraud  or bribery  It wasn’t in the context in which they discuss the Latino vote or the women’s vote. The context for Black people is an accusation of us being one of the shiftless, lazy hand-out seeking groups whose vote was bought with promises of gifts. As the republicans survey the devastation and carnage of their election battlefield, all conversations related to reflecting on the changes they must make in their world view, they never discuss a removal of the anti-black racism that permeates the very core of their existence. These observations point to another feature of this system that indicts it as unworthy of assimilation. The paradigm of racism only works to maintain power in those at the top if the various groups are pitted one against another in effort to gain favor in the system. What makes the system unable to be reformed is the fact that the system offer greater rewards the higher you are on the totem pole. Therefore, any improvements on the bottom lift everyone while improvements in the middle do nothing for those below the middle. There is little incentive for groups higher on the pole (i.e., Latinos and Asians) to support groups lower on the pole (i.e., Native Americans and African Americans). This is why coalitions are of limited value to Blacks. As long as we whole-heartedly embrace this system of socio-economic and political organization, we will actually be supporting this system of racial oppression and exploitation. We will actually be contributing to our own downfall as individuals, and as a people.

Romney Booed by the NAACP

Posted in Political Issues on July 14, 2012 by admin

One thing you can say about Mitt Romney, he’s the only GOP candidate to criticize the Black candidate to the faces of the NAACP. Perhaps he was pandering, but to another group. Romney was booed several times, including when he indicated he was the best President for African Americans .  However, the spin could be that Romney was gutsy in advocating an agenda that opposes most of what Black voters support. In the opinion of Tara Wall, the campaign’s black-outreach adviser, “…I think Governor Romney’s message was bold, he’s said things that needed to be said, he’s said things he’s always said…” This conservative version of ‘telling truth to power’ certainly has to appeal to the more reactionary factions of Romney’s base. Does that perspective have that ‘put them back in their place’ feel to it?

Yet even in this case there are more implications of deception on the part of Romney. In the link to the Washington Post article above, Romney is quoted as saying, “I don’t give different speeches to different audiences, all right?” Romney said. “I gave them the same speech. When I mentioned I am going to get rid of Obamacare, they weren’t happy. . . . That’s okay. I want people to know what I stand for, and if I don’t stand for what they want, go vote for someone else. That’s just fine.” These are Romney’s comments at a fundraiser in Montana. On the other hand, Bill Negrin notes “He pitched his candidacy to the NAACP in a speech sprinkled with … reminders of his own cooperation with Democrats during his time as governor in liberal Massachusetts, and promises to lead on civil rights if elected… it was a speech he never could have delivered during the radical GOP primary, when the mere mention of bipartisanship was all but a disqualifier.” Someone might argue that it’s obvious you tailor your speech to your audience. While this is true in a general way, at the highest levels of governance, everything must stand up to extra scrutiny.

There are those who think of Romney speaking before the NAACP was an act of stepping above politics. The spin on the appearance, to quote Kasie Hunt of the Associated Press, is designed to “… show independent and swing voters that he’s willing to reach out to diverse audiences, while demonstrating that his campaign and the Republican Party he leads are inclusive.” Never the less, the correlation between the comments of the various Republican representatives reveals the existence of nothing more than talking points. CNN Political Reporter Shannon Travis wrote, “ ‘I think it does send a very strong message of inclusiveness,’  said CNN contributor and Republican strategist Anna Navarro. ‘It’s not easy to go into a tough crowd and Mitt Romney is showing that he can reach out to a tough crowd. He will go in and say the same thing to different groups even if it’s not popular.’ ” She echoes the spin that he talks the same talk everywhere. Present also is the spin that speaking at the NAACP was an opportunity to stand in front of the Blacks and tell them the way it will be.  Romney represents a return to a society that said essentially, we don’t like you and if you don’t like the way the country treats you, leave.

How Do You Know He’s Lying? ……. His Lips are Moving!

Posted in Political Issues on April 17, 2012 by admin

Mitt Romney is lying. Mitt Romney lies again. Mitt Romney is lying about his lies. This is one claim that has been repeated over and over again, Mitt Romney is a liar. An article By David Corn detailing his lies and untruths in Mother Jones  bullets five items debunked by various sources. The economy, Obamacare and cutting Medicare are three of the most prevalent lies. A very interesting video by Rachel Maddow  on Romney and his lying can be found here . Maddow’s bare knuckled approach leaves little room for doubt, excuses or confusion.

Romney and his ilk are at the core of negativity which seeks to further oppress, suppress and repress those innocents who are to be ground into dust while all that is valuable is looted by these criminals. Not satisfied with most of the wealth, they not only seek it all, they also seek to crush the bones, break the spirits and stab the hearts of the masses of people who seek only to have a good life and raise a good family. Only then, can they sit upon their thrones of blood and anguish and proclaim their superiority over all. It’s as if they can sleep well at night only if they know they have contributed to shortened life spans, malnourished children and highly-stressed mindsets of the innocents who hope for nothing more than life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The everyday people have a powerful and immediate weapon today that was never available in the past, social media. Before they silence the masses by restricting access to the internet , use it to message the purveyors and promulgators of the lies and deceit that help to convince people to act against their own best interests. It doesn’t matter if you are hours, days, months or weeks late in contacting them about issues, just send the message. Use your communications to force the media representatives you contact to ask the questions that will expose these lies. Question those very same representatives when they don’t challenge lies when they hear them and when they write about them. Moreover, force those you know to become more informed. As this is the information age, we as the participants in this age must learn to master it and control it. We must learn to acquire information, to understand and analyze information. We must learn to make only informed choices and to develop informed opinions. Then we will not be swayed by specious arguments and can challenge liars like Romney and his supporters where they stand.