One of my favorite TV shows on these days is Black Sails by far. This past weekend they threw in a zinger that really ruffled the sexually insecure among us by showing that Captain Flint had an affair with Miranda Barlows husband that cost him a place in the Royal Navy and his lover committed to an asylum for “grief”. This apparently, despite the plethora of lesbian action, ruffled the homophobes who watch the show. Seriously, I don’t see the problem. Gods forbid if some reality is thrown into the show. It’s not pushing the so-called gay agenda, you can stop watching show and not contribute to it anymore or you can enjoy the story being told, keyword being story. It’s a story like any other and deserves some attention.
It truly is a shame when you read the comments concerning Raven Symones rejection of labels on Oprah. That takes absolute strength of will that is rarely seen in this day and age. So what, she says she’s an American first, how in the Nine Worlds is that an atrocity? Personally, I believe more people in this melting pot of a country should do the same! What do racial labels truly do for us human beings? Nothing. It allows for a foundation onto which a stereotype can be placed firmly that leads to nothing more than division of the human species and strife. Race hustlers like Oprah Winfrey shudder with contempt at folks who shed racial labels because that means they have less sway over people who don’t delude themselves on the issue of racial identity.
True power lies in how the elitists keep everyone divided and conquered so each group of human beings can be easily managed. Once the walls are down, though, it’s game on for the elitists. We the People will then truly be a power to reckon with. Once the labels are gone and we see each other as brother and sister on this planet, then we the Human species will be unstoppable. The race hustlers enjoys their utopia of division along melanin lines and that’s how they wish to keep it. Subjugation doesn’t always have visible shackle, but rather invisible that have chains that run deeper to the soul of humanity. Racial identity is one of those shackles.
So when will others have the guts to do the same that Raven Symone did? Anyone? Anyone at all? Or will you cower beneath your label like a blanket covering you head to toe as if it were magickal? I’m betting for most people it’ll be latter rather than the former. Simply because that would take an immense amount of intestinal fortitude to pull away the veil and live in the real world that racial labeling isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. it’s evil, it’s destructive and worst of all it divides the human family.
One looter who came out of a QuickTrip told The Washington Post that he was proud of what he was doing.
“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” DeAndre Smith told The Post.
Here we have the classic example of today’s humanity, where destroying another persons business based on the mindset that one “deserves” something and that something material somehow in some way satisfies that persons anger and pain. It’s as if that everything today, everything materialistic from the new gadgets that blink to the technicolor wonder of 3D screens tries satisfy that hole that resides in our very souls. People binge shop or eat when the daily stresses of life overwhelm them. What did our ancestors do? They prayed to the Gods, they stepped out into Natures embrace, and the most radical of all, spent with family when life became a pain. We have become arrogant, materialism creatures who post our daily lives on Facebook, as if people gave a damn. It’s that sense that we are living like celebrities with our entire lives being spewed into the faces of our “friends”. Why? Why do we feel the need to keep buying stuff we truly don’t need enlarging our personal debt not only in financial ways, but also spiritual ways. We’ve lost the connection between Nature and ourselves and with that we have also lost our connection with each other. With the almost magical wonders technology has bestowed upon us we have attuned ourselves with the cold and callous aspect of the binary code of our gadgets. We look at analog, natural things, with contempt because it isn’t perfect. We see this with the rise of the practice of injecting botulin toxins into our flesh to smooth away wrinkles for a temporary period of time or enlarge breasts with silicon bags. We are no longer human, but rather husks that shame our ancestors daily with our actions. We want more and we want it now! That’s the message of Ferguson these days. It isn’t about how we should respect each other as human beings or the plight of suburbia becoming crushed under foot by the marauding beast of poverty induced by an inept President who has an agenda that isn’t about making America better for all people. No, the message being thrown in our faces is, “Materialism makes us feel better when we’re downtrodden.” and “We want it now!” And in the greed and selfishness of the overly materialistic Ferguson looters is the drowning out of the more important aspect of all this: the death of a human being by the gun of another human being that objectified him rather than regard him as a human being. You see, when we label ourselves black, white, brown, red, yellow…etc….we become objects, not humans. Once you’re labeled you’re easily categorized aka stereotyped and with that stereotype comes the objectification of a human being. Once you see a human being as nothing more than an object and NOT as a fellow human being, a person with a huge ego backed up with powerful weaponry and a sense of authority will treat them callously like an object that can be tossed into the garbage bin.
The looters say enough is enough with police brutality? Well, I say enough is enough with the race labeling and the materialistic attitudes of our society. Once we denounce race for what it is, a barrier between us and true unity of humanity, we will see an explosive growth in innovation, peace and prosperity on this gorgeous planet of ours. Once we start respecting each other, we’ll finally get back to respecting Mother Earth for the life she has given us. Utopian, perhaps, but not unreachable. It’ll just take human beings being respectful of each other and letting go of the pride and ego that has held us back. So, what’s your excuse for not being the change you wish to see? It begins with you.
I end this with a quote from Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, because it makes sense even though it was said by a fictional character. The truth behind this statement rings louder than anything I’ve heard. We have become greedy monsters that are willing to destroying our whole world for stuff that can not possibly go with us when we pass on from this life. Look at Robin Williams, a man who had an amazing career with tons of money, but yet he suffered depression. He has proven that money and materialism is not the source of happiness. A cold and callous object like money does not identify with the human soul. It simply can not. They are absolutely incompatible.
The humans… the humans have forgotten the gods, destroyed the earth, and for what? Parking lots? Shopping malls? Greed had burned a hole in their hearts that will never be filled! They will never have enough! – Prince Nuada from Hellboy 2
As some of us spent the weekend with our families either at reunions, the beach or just stayed home barbequing on the grill Missouri saw others spending time unwisely looting and destroying property shamelessly doing so under the guise of “rage” for the killing of yet another unarmed black youth. It’s heinous enough that there is this epidemic of police brutality occurring in all neighborhoods, towards all races and across the board on all of those within every inch of the socio-economic status. With the militarization of our police and lack of regard for the Constitution by said police it’s not surprising that these events are increasing. However, the problem that is being seen is not a uniting between blacks and whites against the encroaching police state, but rather the continued widening of the rift between all races in this country. This shouldn’t be, but this is exactly how the elitists in power want it to be. Without unity there’s no hope of staving off the police state that we are seeing being built in this country. Keep the people gnawing at each others throats and the State becomes powerful to the point that it is almost omnipotent and immortal.
Scenes like those found here in this post need to stop. The destruction of property unrelated to those oppressing the People of the United States is counter-productive and only hardens the image the urban thug black in the minds of the people. It does nothing to bring to light the issue that caused this in the first place. Instead, what happens is that the killing of the uarmed black youth is buried underneath the selfish acts of the few looting and destroying property takes front and center news time. It doesn’t prevent the killing s of unarmed people in the future since the issue hardly had a chance under the light because of the selfish few who decided violence and stealing from those who help maintain their community with business and products and who had absolutely zero to do with the killing of the unarmed black youth. In reality, these folks are only hurting themselves in the long run. Businesses will not want to open up shop in areas prone to ridiculous and stupid violence such as this! This not a revolutionary stance, it is the manifestation of selfish idiots taking advantage of a tragedy. Nothing more.
So to those cheering this on as the uprising of the oppressed, get a life. This isn’t a revolution. These are criminal acts the solidify the stereotypical black urban thug. If you cheer this on then YOU are the racist. This is sickening and dehumanizing and does nothing to better the state of the innocents who now will suffer rapid loss of businesses in this town. And certainly this does nothing to address the issue of police brutality and the rise of the police state in this country. By supporting these actions you are indirectly supporting racial division and the rise of the fascist police state. So, stop it, address the issue and lets heal the rift between human beings. If we don’t, we’re doomed. Period.
When the Roman Empire was in its infancy it held the policy of Romanizing immigrants into the Empire and securing the borders of the Empire to protect not only the culture of Rome but also it’s economic prosperity. The Romans knew that without cohesion in society with a common culture and especially a common language a prosperous Rome would not be a possibility. How can a society functional at all without the people having the ability to communicate properly? During the Empires waning years the policy became lax allowing unchecked immigration and not requiring the Romanization of those immigrants entering Roman society and the military. This eventually led to economic stagnation and attacks from within and without the Roman Empire causing the inevitable collapse of Roman society.
Lets explore some of the finer points of why amnesty is a bad idea with the back drop for this post being the Roman Empire.
As I’ve stated earlier that the Romans needed a common language to pervade throughout the Empire in order to secure social cohesion and economic prosperity. Once that line of communication began to dwindle the Empire began to rot from within allowing for the borders to become insecure and porous. In 21st Century America we’re starting to see the lines of communication breaking down as more illegals are allowed in and without any encouragement to learn the language of their host country. One example happened in New Jersey recently when a woman didn’t speak English was supposedly falsely arrested. The unfortunate grab here is that the blame is being placed on the police for not having a Spanish interpreter and not the other way around. In other countries, including my fathers country of Uruguay, requires you to learn the language of the host country and tends not to attend to you with bilingual signs. Out of respect for that country and for your success in that country you tend to learn the language. It’s simply common sense. Without encouragement from our coddling government newly arrived immigrants, especially illegal ones, will not bother respecting this country and its language by learning it. Instead, the government will give handouts to illegals in order to secure future votes. He who gives amnesty, gains more power.
The African-American Question
Perhaps one of the most looked over and largely ignored issue concerns the African-American community and securing of employment. Right now, all Americans are suffering from lack of jobs and one those hardest hit by the lack of jobs are African-Americans. Once amnesty is given to illegals we’ll have even less jobs because now they are virtually legal and grab any job they wish taking a huge swath of available jobs away from the African-American community. How is that fair when African-Americans by birthright are Americans will lose jobs to those who came here illegally and were rewarded for their crime with amnesty and access to jobs? It’s bad enough American companies hire migrant labor for pennies when Americans could be doing those jobs, but for the impending amnesty that will overburden the already lack of jobs is simply a crime in it’s own right. Why are most African-American organizations not rallying the African-American community against this? Why are they remaining complicit with the coming attack on the black community? Perhaps, because they are too involved with the political oligarchy that runs this country. They are in the pockets of the political elite, bought and paid for with taxpayers money. This is the bleak future African-Americans face when amnesty occurs and the organizations set up to protect them are betraying them with their deafening silence. Rally and fight it or ignore it and suffer. Your choice.
A Slap in the Face to Legal Immigrants
In 1976, my father moved here from Uruguay, South America. He knew little English, but he did his best to learn on his own. When he met my mother she began teaching him more English and learned enough to get a nice paying job as a truck driver to provide for her and me. He applied for citizenship and in 1998 became a full fledged American citizen. He did everything right when he came here. He knew that in order to survive he had to learn English like the rest of his fellow immigrants. Now, what’s happening is a continuous slap in the face to legal immigrants who went about achieving their goals in this country via the legal path. Today, the illegal path seems to be the way to get what you want with little to no effort on the part of the illegal immigrant. Once amnesty happens they’ll set for a better future than my father and other legal immigrants were ever offered. Once again the problem of how fair this is in reality comes into question. How is it fair that those who didn’t care enough to learn the language and integrate into our society are given rewards while those who integrated and learned the language are swept aside as if they didn’t matter? Why is it that those who clamor for fairness the loudest are the least fair? As this happens the government simply alienates those who have already paid more than their fair share into the system whie those who haven’t paid at all will be greatly rewarded off the blood, sweat and tears of citizens, legal immigrant and natural born. This is not what America is about.
Americans need to stop being cowards and start having a civil discussion about this issue and not allow the politicians to decide our future for us. This isn’t their choice since the only way it’ll affect them is by grabbing more votes in the future. The rest of us will suffer the consequences much more harshly such as even shallower pool of jobs for us to choose from and a lack of communication. None of the propaganda both Democrats and Republicans spew is to be believed because it’s their political future on the line, not yours. We are simply serfs to them to obey their bidding without question and to accept what putrid pile of garbage they place before us whether it’s amnesty for criminals or an already failing government healthcare plan. They never have to suffer their choices like we have to suffer. How much are we Americans willing to endure before we stand up and shout, “Enough is enough!!”? If we don’t do it soon, it will be too late. The oligarchs will win this one and we will suffer dearly for it.
Despite what the revision lists wish to believe, the truth of the matter is that Santa Claus was white. You can look it up, the origins of Santa Claus.
Stories like this about a teacher being disciplined after telling the truth and not giving into politically correct madness just goes to show the insanity of those who wish to revise everything to make others feel comfortable even though they know its a lie.
If truth is something that’s offensive than this society has become pansified with no return possible.
In America, we have a race problem that is exasperated by mostly the Progressive elite in the halls of government. The Progressives allow Black nationalism and other minority racial nationalism to proliferate our society, but a white nationalist is condemned for the same exact words the Black Nationalist utter. Now, I’m not a big fan of ANY racial nationalism, but I’m also very impartial to hypocrisy. I believe, in the name of fairness, that if you are to condemn white nationalism that you have to condemn black nationalism, Hispanic nationalism, and whatever other crazy racial nationalism is out there. How can you try and suppress one racial nationalism while applauding the other? Empowerment? This is not empowerment especially when it trains the persons mind to be an intolerant fool. You empower via ignorance and hatred. You can ONLY empower a person via love and understanding. The Progressives are the main culprit in allowing this plague of minority based racial nationalism to spread culminating in racist attacks against whites and against other minority races. They tend to the entitlement and victim mentality they have successfully instilled in the minds of minorities that they deserve to vent their frustration in the form of violence. However, they won’t admit it outright it’s their silence on the matter of black on white hate crimes that betray their thoughts on the matter.
While we’re on the issue of empowerment. I believe empowering people is a good thing and the black community definitely needs it. Why should they settle for getting into a profession that is a stereotype such as basketball player, rapper and whatever else? Why can’t they be engineers, lawyers, doctors, scientists and astronauts? However, no one, not even the President, has done a great job empowering the black community to be MORE than a damn stereotype! The fact is they have ability to be more than an entertainer and a sports star. They CAN be scientists, doctors and anything that they truly love. So where’s the vociferous empowering by our political leaders who supposedly care about the black community? The problem is the Progressives DON’T care about the person, but about the vote they will squeeze out of that person. The Progressives can tell a lie like, “You’re oppressed and we will help you rise up out of the depths of poverty!”, the black community will accept it and nothing will happen. And when it doesn’t happen the Progressives will blame the Conservatives and promise that if they are re-elected they’ll fight harder. A vicious circle is spun like a web to capture the downtrodden into false hope. Blacks need true empowerment that is free of Progressive selfishness and racialist garbage that the New Black Panthers and Nation of Islam try to perpetuate. Conservatives freed blacks back in the 1860’s, desegregated schools in the 1950’s and now the Conservatives need to empower the black community with true hope.
I’ve already mentioned a few times something about stereotypes. Racial stereotypes are presented for ALL races everyday. Sports teams such as the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins offer racial stereotypes as their logo, but I see more people complaining about the Washington Redskins than about the Minnesota Vikings. Why is that? Why aren’t both considered foul? Why do people pick and choose what is an offensive stereotype? I’m of both Scandinavian and American Indian descent and neither bother me the slightest. Perhaps, it’s because my skin is so thin as to allow silly logos get the best of my emotions. Any stereotyping of blacks in shows and movies are shunned while the stereotyping of whites is accepted and even applauded. Same goes for jokes where jokes about white people are funny while jokes about blacks are considered racist and insensitive. This all amounts to nothing more than hypocrisy. We either tolerate both or none, not have this idea that one is okay while the other is evil. It simply isn’t, as the Progressives pound into our skulls daily about, fair.
Perhaps the most nefarious of all racial hypocrisies are the crime based ones. When Trayvon Martin was murdered by wannabe cop George Zimmerman we were assaulted daily by this crime. At first George was stated as a “white man” but despite the correction that he’s half Hispanic the worm of him being white was already wiggling into the ears of black America. When George Zimmerman was acquitted news about black on white attacks in retribution for Trayvon Martin was under-reported. Also what was under-reported by the mainstream media was the murder of a Autumn Pasquale in NJ by two black kids. Of course, every excuse in the book was given as to why these two black youths would kill this girl from their upbringing to having special needs. What’s different is that the trial for Autumn Pasquales murderers was brief with one of the kids getting 17 years in prison with 14 years for good behavior. Where are the retribution attacks on blacks by whites for a verdict that should have been life? There were none and there will be none. Instead, the only retribution was a park being renamed after Autumn.
The acknowledgment of racism from minorities towards white is met by the most ridiculous belief, that Progressives hold as a counter argument, that because minorities aren’t part of the power structure it’s impossible for minorities to be racist. However, when it comes to minorities they have MORE power these days than whites. A minority can yell epithets at a white person and no sympathy for the victim(s) are given, but a white person utters a racial epithet to any minority and calls for blood are howled to the moon. Lets not forget Affirmative Action, where quotas for company hiring based on race not skills, and threats of race based lawsuits for small “infractions” by whites such as giving orders to a minority employee and them not following said order only to be fired afterwards which then results in a lawsuit based on anecdotal evidence that the firing was based on race. To say minorities don’t have power these days is false and the Progressives only use this excuse that minorities have no power as a way to veil their hypocrisy concerning racism.
Race is such a big divider in this country when it shouldn’t be, but Progressives allow it to happen while preaching about equality and tolerance. I can’t fault the minority for believing it’s okay to be a racist thug when they have their masters nudging them along saying it’s a good thing. The Progressives don’t care about minorities and their lives, but rather keeping them enslaved so as to vote for the Progressives each year. Minorities have more to offer this country than simply votes. They can contribute to our culture, to science and to our society greatly. What holds them down are the Progressives and it will be the minorities who will need to cast the chains of Progressive oppression off their shoulders.
This photo from the AP press of the 50th anniversary march of Martin Luther King, Jr. is the vision of America that MLK envisioned, not this divided along racial, political, socio-economic lines that we see today. He was about unity of the races, not division of. He wanted to see a future where blacks and whites and every other race get together in mutual love and respect for each other who can mete out all the problems that face our country together. Today, however, we have too many racial fetishists who think dividing people is a great strategy when in the long run it means Humanity’s ultimate destruction. What evilness lies beneath the flesh of those who wish to divide humanity into convenient categories to control and to destroy. The future of humanity is not division, but unity. Unity to conquer our solar system and to go beyond it and find other life forms and state, “We may be a young species, but we conquered our hate, we’ve evolved beyond race.” Until then, we are still primitive animals clinging bitterly to our ideas of race and division thereof. What an impoverished idea that race vomits upon our species as a whole, the idea of there being some mythological importance to race like being black, white, Hispanic, Asian and so on. There’s nothing important about it and its high time we evolve beyond it. We are the Human Race, not black, white, brown, red, yellow or whatever else.
Morgan Freeman with wise words.