Thursday, December 31, 2009

THE RULE OF LAW



Most Americans are in love with the phrase “The rule of law” however, many on the bottom seem not to connect with such a phrase whether they know it or not. The rule of law is slightly reminiscent to the term democracy, for it implies that the law, which is birthed by the majority, is indeed absolute; therefore, concretely saying that he law will always rule. However, when we begin to examine this social phenomenon in its complete context, we come to find that, depending on the political structure within a society, the majority can easily be those who are the richest, or those who are in ideological control. Anyhow, this is a term most likely to be stated by strict constitutionalists or even most republicans. BUT!!! What does this term mean to those who haven’t the power to stand up and have their voices be heard? Is it morally ok to allow the rule of law to descend onto those whom circumstances are not aligned with that which has been prescribed by law? For instance, if a young female is shoplifting for her hungry child whom is waiting for her under a bridge, is it morally ok to allow the rule of law to affect her?

The problem with the rule of law is that, the law itself is written by humans and oftentimes humans who cannot or simply refuse to sympathize with all walks of life. As a result, the law ends up ignoring the lives and tribulations of others, while only keeping up with middle classed and above values. Therefore, when one says he has respect for the rule of law, he is most likely showing praise to his own superiority over other people in a cheer of knowing that his values are indeed protected by law. He knows he doesn’t have to worry too much about being confronted by law enforcement, because it is either himself or someone within his lane who had written the law. When a society seems to only have poor people locked up within its prisons, clearly that is concrete evidence to the fact that poor people voices are not included in the orchestration of the criminal code. So again, is the rule of law a reputable phrase to be using if one is to consider his society a civilized place to reside? Well some would say that depends, and that is true, for the evidence would have to be present to show injustice. However, what if your society does show the injustice, would it be in upstanding nature to allow such injustices to continue on? Why is it that in America, the evidence shows and yet most of the citizenry are oblivious, notwithstanding, a plethora of human testimony that exists as well?

Yes, we have the rule of law, albeit people are so called breaking the law; however, the deeper philosophical question is whether or not the law is right within the unique circumstances of the law breaker? This is an intermediate step that isn’t included in the process of defining law nor is it recognized in the court of law. If the court’s job is to determine the truth, then why not acknowledge the totality of the situation that led one to committing crime? I can only concede to the fact that once a person is accused he/she hasn’t the right to explain his/her reason as to why, even if that reason is as logical as they may come. This ensures that the rule of law continues on, while never fully giving the accused the full right to explain their defense and have it be heard and examined by reasonable people (juries) who may agree. The rule of law exists the way it does to ensure proper control over those who are not fortunate enough to orchestrate the law itself. It is used as a social control mechanism, to keep certain persons in check. Checking the latest statistics on arrests and convictions will show who is being kept in check and who isn’t. Sure one would be keen to find that it is almost all the time those who are without.

So now the question is how can the rule of law be fixed so that the trust of all can be given to it? The only way to grant that is to allow all backgrounds from all people to be acknowledged when writing the law. Society cannot condemn situations that it creates. Is it fair to say that most poor people are unfairly jailed for things that are out of their control? Society would have to do better on social issues and programs if it chooses to criminalize petty property crimes and it be justified. People mustn’t be allowed or forced to live in conditions that would ultimately end up forcing them to commit “crimes” just to survive. Rational choice theory tells us that criminals are well aware of their actions; notwithstanding, it could also be possible that their choice to commit that crime is likewise a reasonable choice based on their circumstances? The language in law must be attacked to benefit all in order for the rule of law to demand respect from everyone. The law must learn to acknowledge all possibilities and not just the possibilities of a select few.

Where is the justice in someone violating antitrust law and getting off with a slap on the wrist compared to a man who received harsh time for drug possession? Since when it is ok for the system to predict future crime by charging someone with intent to distribute, just because the system feel as though a person had too much drugs within his possession? Yet such an add on is nowhere in sight when it comes to crimes that are committed by people who are in the upper echelons of society. BUT, the rule of law is supposed to be respected?? The rule of law means nothing if the entire society isn’t involved in defining the law. As result, a second classed juncture within society comes into fruition, and within that juncture people usually feel oppressed and unheard of by the dominant society. They are made to feel low and like that of a criminal due to the labeling by dominant folk. Their life experiences within that juncture cannot be reasoned by those who are not apart of that juncture, which is primarily why the second classed people end up in literal captivity, usually due to circumstances out of their control, for a person cannot help what he/she has been born into. Yet such a reality is not recognized in the court of law, even though it is truth, which the court claims to stand for. But we’re supposed to die for the rule of law in our nation’s wars? We’re supposed to be the emperors of the rule of law! All other nations that don’t have the rule of law are deemed uncivilized and not up to date! Sadly, many people uphold that fallacy without even noticing what the rule of law means to their own society! There are two sides to every coin. What says you?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The United Nations Supports Rapists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo



William Calathes, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of Criminal Justice, New Jersey City University, Jason Williams, Grad Assistant, New Jersey City University

The rape victims of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need some people in this world to stand up for some principles and to get the United Nations (UN) to do what it should do.

The people who should be interested in the DRC in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and even Paris, London and Vienna are too busy Christmas shopping to intervene to avoid another United Nations (UN) scandal. These folks need to be taken from their holiday sprees, and they need to begin focus on something that can really mean something instead.

On Monday, December 21, the UN Security Council (SC) will be considering the renewal of the Organization Mission to DRC (MONUC) and it needs a push in a principled direction.

The debate that truly needs to take place pits the principles of the UN against the axiom, “politics as usual.” It is more than unfortunate to report that Member States are gravitating toward the lowest common denominator.

Here is the reality:

The UN is providing support (food and logistics) to the Forces Armées de la République Démocratique du Congo (FARDC) to fight such foreign armed groups as the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) and the Lord’s Resistance Army, (LRA). But there is a problem, and it is a really big one. FARDC is the DRC government army which is responsible for more human rights violations than any other entity in that nation.

In fact, FARDC has many well-known human rights violators in its command structure.

It must be reported then that the UN is using taxpayer money of various countries to fund the following process: the UN drops off food; forced labor is used; units receiving food have committed, often repeatedly, rapes and killings - that would be before, and after, eating rations paid, in part, by Joe Sixpack.

The level of complicity is so high that the International Criminal Court, (ICC) has begun an investigation of MONUC for complicity in crimes against humanity. This is all quite serious. A prosecution is not that far fetched. Criminal intent can be constructed as the violations are repeated. MONUC drops food. FARDC uses forced labor to distribute. MONUC knows. MONUC drops again and again.

While fighting the FDLR and LRA is very important, the FARDC is too undisciplined and too unprofessional to succeed. You can’t win the hearts and minds of the population working with the armed groups by committing widespread violations.

The UN Member States in earlier drafts of the SC resolution had included conditioning the support of the UN on respect for its own principles (e.g., human rights law). Now the resolution indicates support for the government and makes it seems like all violations are committed by the FDLR!

What happened? Last week, the DRC government indicated that if the UN SC insisted on conditioning its support on respect for its human rights obligations, the DRC would ask MONUC to leave.

Better to leave and have your principles than to end all significant leverage to reduce violations.

So the UN SC needs a bit of backbone. The question is how the concerned people of this world can help it have grow one.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

OPEN LETTER TO DEREK CAFFE ON BLACK SELF ACCOUNTABILITY….


Disclaimer: It is ok for people to come and engage under my statuses and notes and disagree, for that is the beauty of debate; however, oftentimes I will take some of the exchange and capitalize off of it by making another note addressing someone exclusively for something they’ve written. In this note my good friend Derek will be addressed for his lack of understanding on how black self accountability can be suppressed. It is quite sad that in this day in age you have some Blacks who feel because they have a higher level of consciousness (Derek is an Atheist) that they’re some what better than the rest. They suddenly forget where they come from and forget how the struggle is for everyone else. They have the “I did so can you” mentality, and they look down on all other Blacks who are not as super as themselves and call them victims, yes they’re victims but not victims to their own doings, but rather victims to an unforeseen force that is not controlled by themselves. In addition, my good friends Vicky and Aljorie as well, will slightly be addressed in this post, Vicky is an atheist too. As a Black Atheist myself, I find that many other Black Atheist are extremely quick to assume superiority over other Blacks, because they feel they’re mentally superior, this note will squash that right now. Again, just because a person may feel they’re mentally higher, that does not mean you should ignore the realities that everyone else have to face on a daily basis. It isn’t wise to generalize your own experience and hold that up as the standard upon which all other Blacks should be judged. At the end of the day if you’re Black in America you’re still subject to all of the discriminatory polices that affects Blacks whether, you’re an Atheist or Theist, but that is beside the point, I shall continue:

Derek and Vicky believes that Blacks have a lack of self accountability, now of course they’ve showed no proof for their assumption but let’s take a look at this. The last time I checked there are millions of nonprofit organizations out there doing what needs to be done in Black communities and there are loads of Black households who are producing well rounded Black children. What makes Derek a sad case of human matter, is his outright usage of typical stereotypes against his own kind. Derek, because he think he has “made it” now uses stereotypes to talk down to others whom he labeled victims and imbeciles. Derek is like Michael Steele, one of those Blacks that feel because he has a little credentials he has now arrived—NOT! In America you’re still subject to disparate impact and loads of discriminatory policies that are designed intentionally or unintentionally to hold you back. Derek, Vicky, and Aljorie believes that Blacks should just hop over the hurdles because they had done it and that govt should be ignored in the entire equation, yet they’ve FAILED to realize how govt plays a crucial role in both harboring and implementing polices that affect Blacks negatively. Why should there be hurdles in the first place? Looks like the U.S honor MLK just to preserve an image? Has the work of MLK truly been implemented? What came as a result of the Civil Rights Movement, when we still have record high disparities in place, which are again ignored and neglected by govt itself?

Again, govt will always have a role in discriminative policies, and when people feel as though they’re not being heard. The constitution guarantees us all the pursuit to happiness and freedom, and until that promise is fulfilled FOR ALL, then govt plays a crucial role in seeing fit that everyone is treated properly. Every time Blacks feel the need to demand from govt it is a problem. All other kinds of people can reap the benefits from utilizing govt except Blacks. Blacks are whiners as Derek calls them, they do nothing for themselves and are afraid to take “self accountability”. This is the collective ignorant thought pattern of many Americans when it comes to those who are underprivileged. Furthermore, what makes matters worst is that even some Blacks themselves believe the BS—SAD!! Derek, you may be Superman, or so you think, but everyone who takes self accountability doesn’t always make it buddy. Self accountability means nothing if one is living in a society that has barriers in place for him/her to never make it. Studies are done all the time that proves job discrimination to be prevalent. Why should a man take the time out to go to Harvard but yet come out and still not be able to get a job? Why should a man with a bachelors degree who has three jobs, have to find a fourth job and still not be able to pay for his daughter’s education? There are millions of people on a daily basis taking accountability, but again that effort is met by a force that is stronger than one individual and even a dozen individuals and that force is institutionalized racism and govt. The history of mistreatment upon Blacks in this country cannot be denied and because it once existed here blatantly, you cannot deny the FACT that at any time it can return or still be here. The sixties isn’t a period of time that existed centuries ago, you still have people who lived within those times ALIVE TODAY, and even many of those people will tell you much has not changed. The decades of social science research cannot be denied as well. Derek feel as though he has arrived, arrived to what? Ok you joined an army and defended a country that has never done anything for you? So now you feel as though you owe something to a land that has done nothing but perished the very essence of your being—Stockholm syndrome, I’d say!

These types of coons are what I called the Cancer to those Blacks who do try to make something of themselves but are held back by the system. People such as Derek gives credibility to White Supremacy, because instead of looking at the totality of one’s situation, Vicky, Aljorie, and Derek will judge all Blacks together without ever recognizing the aggravating and mitigating factors that surrounds each person’s unique situation. This is a result of social engineering. Some people are forced due to their circumstances to chose between the lesser of two evils, not every choice a person make may be an option orchestrated by himself. For instance, a poor teen mother needing food for her baby, and as a result going out to shoplift the food, yes she had a choice to allow that baby to starve or to get the baby some food by any means necessary (lesser of two evils). The govt and special interests that profits off of the decapitation of Blacks don’t want people to think CRITICALLY about the conditions in which Blacks find themselves because if they did they just may realize that there is more to it than what you see on the surface. Self accountability can be SUPPRESSED! That is a matter of FACT! There are millions of Black men who come out of jail and want a better life but can’t achieve that due to polices that impact them disproportionately. As a result, they are left to the same devices that got them into trouble in the first place—SAD and very barbaric of this nation to allow that. Critical thinking is a must in order to understand the complexity of this issue. It is so sad that as a self proclaimed Black Atheist even Derek is highly selective in how he chooses to utilize his critical thinking capability if it is even present at all. Most atheists acknowledge only facts, yet it is heavily sad to see that when it comes to these issues here both Vicky and Derek falls short. Aljorie claims to be a believer in a higher being, yet she failed to prove countless times how this higher being has helped Blacks—SAD again!! The worst types of people out there are those like Derek who will use stereotypes to belittle his own kind. Vicky as an Atheist even went as so far to search up manufactured stats on wedlock. Now as an Atheist what are you worrying about wedlock issues for (typical Christian/Republican rhetoric), I thought you were an atheist? I come to realize that there are going to be some Blacks out there who will think they’re better no matter what, and because they THINK they’ve overcame something they feel everyone else can do the same! These types of Blacks REFUSE to recognize the obstacles that still exist, yet they feel as though they’re the mold upon which all Blacks can look to, to base their lives off of—Pls! Derek you’re far from a millionaire, yea you have your little business but it isn’t hitting on shit because it isn’t widely known, and so what you joined the U.S Army, an Army that fights for U.S Corporate interest and not the people, what do you want a little Debbie cake? There is nothing about you that makes you any much more better than the next Black fellow whom is struggling and looking to blame govt for its malpractices and negligence. Govt and capitalism has failed you just like the rest of us buddy, FACE IT!

Blacks are apart of this democracy like everyone else, and because of that we have a right to demand from our govt. We pay taxes and we helped to build this land, hell we built the Whitehouse. But according to Vicky those who complain ain’t doing shit with themselves—PROVE IT! MLK complained about govt would you say the same about him Vicky? Nuff sed!! Just because it is possible for one to jump those hurdles that doesn’t mean the hurdles and the troubles they cost should be ignored. If that were the case MLK, Malcolm and the alike would have stayed shut! Instead they kept speaking up for those who could not overcome the obstacles like they have. Derek, for some reason you seem to think you’re your own island, and with that mentality you won’t last long buddy, reality will be sure to hit you soon! Racism plays a huge part in the “self decapitation” that is prevalent within the Black Community today. Blacks were stripped of their entire essence of being, their culture, their language, etc. For some, not knowing thyself has a huge impact on their lives. Feeling as though you’re exiled in a nation your people had helped to build can be psychologically damaging. Being the science project of White Men and their screwed up theories and studies can also lead to mental strain. Again, just because you SUPPOSEDLY had gotten over those things, that doesn’t mean everyone else can/should. These injustices MUST be spoken about until they’re damint gone! Because until there is TRUE EQUALITY in this land, people are going to ALWAYS have govt and racism to blame after they’ve seen that they put their all into something and still failed to accomplish their goals because of forces that are out of their control. Derek, govt has a duty to make sure everyone is comfortable and heard, this is why we vote in people to represent us in govt, but of course the only people that are comfortably represented in the U.S Congress are Whites, which clearly isn’t a surprise given the history of this nation, but Derek, Vicky and Aljorie will have one to believe that it is what it is and one should run like an Olympic Gold Medalist and hop over the fucking hurdle—HELL NO! That isn’t what the constitution guarantees. Nobody should be forced to ly down and take it up the ass while certain people get to reap the benefits of others being oppressed. Whites have all the status they have today because others had been purposely held down. Imagine if there weren’t any disparities in any area? Imagine the presence Blacks would have, we too are capable of being scientists, doctors, lawyers, etc.. Why should young Black children be forced to only aspire to be entertainers? (Look up Labeling Theory and then observe the media) Racism plays a huge role in every negative thing Blacks have to face in this land, and history shows this. Derek, FACE IT! Don’t be embarrassed of who you are and where you come from. Don’t think you’re better because you have a two cent business and was in the Army, because at the end of the day nobody cares, you’re still a Black man, who is subject to all types of negative policies that are designed to beat you down.. FACE IT!!! At any time that ass can be shot and killed by a big city police officer without any form of justice prevailing. At anytime some form of institutionalized racism can knock on your door and slow down your goals. FACE IT!! Just because you THINK you’re doing it, that doesn’t give you the right to call other Blacks whiners, who the hell are you? What have you accomplished, what makes you stand out so damn good from the rest of us? I am not trying to force you to denote your own accomplishments; however, one should NEVER forget where he came from and never forget the history behind the struggle. Things are not different today; I would say it is more subtle due to changes in morale. But Derek you are in NO POSITION to speak how you’re speaking. Using stereotypical nonsense isn’t the way to describe ALL BLACKS, Derek. Any one whom is SMART would know that. You have a serious case of Stockholm Syndrome but considering the fact that you’ve joined the racist U.S Army I can understand why you now hate your own kind and think you’re better, but see if you are truly all that, then that business of yours would be known world wide and your ranking would be much higher than what it is, all one has to do is reflect upon his/her life to see how racism has affected them, stop living in denial Derek, there is still hope for you. Vicky you said that Black Sisters get on you because you’re lighter etc, c’mon you should be smart enough to know not to develop a disdain for your own kind due to such pettiness. See some Blacks say the things Derek and Vicky say because of bad relations with other Blacks and so it makes them feel good to speak down to other Blacks—Very babyish! Developing a character like that of an Uncle Tom is not cute, Derek, Vicky and Aljorie. One cannot claim to be of higher consciousness and then fall short when it comes to discussing the realities that Blacks have to face in America, that’s some flip flopping shit! You three are still my buddies lol, but let’s get it together folks!

Nuff sed!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

EVEN AN UNCLE TOM WILL THROW YOU A BONE! AN OPEN LETTER TO BARACK OBAMA!


This post is designed to address certain issues that Blacks in America have been facing for quite some time now and how those issues pertain to Pres. Obama. Pres. Obama for the most part has done nothing since he has been in office to progress the poor, and the issues that the poor must face on a constant basis everything was about the middle class, main street, what happened to the straight up poor? The citizenry are taught at a very young age that they’re apart of a democracy, yet for quite some time that hasn’t been a reality for all of them. Black males are more likely to be impacted negatively by the Justice System than any other entity within the U.S, yet even with a Black man in the presidency he has YET to overturn the Draconian Drug Laws that even he had noted himself affects Black males disproportionately, his secy of state also said that if she had won she would do something about the fraudulent war on drugs as well. For something that only takes the stroke of a pen we have yet to see it happen—change right?! NOT! Even an uncle tom will throw you a bone!

It is completely understood that Pres. Obama had just got into the presidency and that he still has a lot of time left to do what is necessary, but why should people have to wait! Why should people have to wait for freedom, liberty and respect from one’s government. This “wait” is no stranger to those who had to wait all their lives for even an inkling of hope within the borders of the U.S. The outright blatant deprivation of the Black Male collective humanity is being supported by legislators across the nation and even our president himself so long as he continues to purposely ignore it in hope of being re elected in 2012. This treatment Pres. Obama is giving to Blacks is extremely awkward considering the fact that he has written extensively on the condition of Blacks in this society. Looks like someone has sold out!

There are some who say, give him some time, my response—HELL NO!! How would you like it if you were labeled and at risk on the daily of being arrested because of the fabric of your very existence!! How would you like if you were targeted by legislators to be nothing more than a lab rat for their tests and enjoyment? How would you like if at any time you can walk into a major city and be maliciously gunned down by a cop and see NO JUSTICE? How would you like if you can be pulled from your household for no true reason to come out and find your children in disarray or in lockdown? How would you feel if you were as educated as they come but still are looked down upon as in being nothing more than peasant whom is locked out of the job market? How would you like it if you were apart of a democracy but never had a voice in that democracy since the day your ancestors stepped foot onto this land? It doesn’t matter if Pres. Obama got into the office two seconds ago; there are some things this man can do that will only take the stroke of a pen. Fed drug laws are amongst the harshest he can readily fix those, and he has enough pull to throw ideas out to the state govts, yet he is failing to do so. Even an uncle tom will throw you a bone, but if your interest truly isn’t with those whom are suffering then nothing will be solved. Phony fraudulent progressive leaders are not what is needed for the change AMERICA NEEDS NOW!!! Furthering a war under the guise of protecting our national security is also conflicting, for it solves nothing domestically and only furthers the capitalist interest of the west. It is a damn shame that when Obama was asked about reparations during the primaries he dodged the question. It took Kucinich, a white man, to say he would be for reparations instead of the scary black man whom is only looking forward to being a puppet to the corporations. Again, Even an uncle tom will throw you a bone!


There are major issues that the U.S has going on domestically and it will take a TRUE STRONG PROGRESSIVE candidate to fix these problems not someone who is afraid of his opposition and too damn cowardly to stand the fuck up do what he knows is right. Looks like someone will be a 1 termer because if something isn’t done about the REAL ISSUES that people face in America there will be extreme consequences for him and his party. The Right will take on a grassroots method that will succeed based off of the fact that Pres. Obama has done NOTHING to help those who are in need. You can’t really say healthcare is going to do it because if he was truly progressive about that, he would have drafted his own bill, instead of allowing congress to do it KNOWING that they will delay it at all cost! At this moment people are in extreme need of help and will go either way, Obama and his team of nuts had better get it together, because it will be like taking candy from a baby if the Right truly wishes to get up and running again to take back the White house.

If Pres. Obama’s heart is in the right place but he cannot do much because of his ties then he should have thought about that BEFORE he took their money and promised them their favors—I don’t care! People’s liberty are being taken away from them, children are growing up without fathers, juveniles are starting criminal careers younger and younger nowadays due to social strain, the school system is garbage, racial disparities are at all time highs and even worst due to their modern subtle nature! Yet Obama dare to say that this is a post racial America. GTFOFH! I don’t care! I don’t care! Fuck a war in Afghanistan, who cares about Iraq, and let Israel handle their issues by themselves. Whatever happened to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, or better yet Inner City folk? I forgot they don’t exist nor do they matter! The poor is a forgotten group of human beings in America. Their livelihood isn’t even represented in congress, and capitalism although it has failed about 90% of all Americans it has failed the poor the most!! Unless you’re extremely wealthy then capitalism hasn’t done much for you. My hope on Pres. Obama has not run out completely, but again, even an uncle tom will throw you a bone, but what the hell is Barack Obama?!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unruly Republicans Disrupt Health Care Debate

O CAPITALISM HOW DO I HATE THEE….




This post comes with electrifying emotion behind the words in which I write. The notion of capitalism and what it means to me will be established here within this post. After showing my support to a more socialistic society a great man by the name of Tom Martin on facebook told me that a Utopia will never come into existence. My response to him was simple, nobody here is requesting a utopia; we only request that everyone’s humanity and dignity be respected. We request that everyone be treated fairly no matter what their perspective backgrounds should be. We ask that people be paid a fair livable wage upon completing labor for an employer. We also ask that everyone be entitled to healthcare and the pursuit of happiness. Nobody should be allowed to hog up “property” on a planet that was not made by themselves. In addition, corporate monopolies that ultimately end up taking over democracies should be expunged and vigorously prosecuted for their criminal activity.

Institutionalized racism exists as a result of a history of free labor that can no longer be practiced in the contemporary. Many believe that the freeing of slaves in America instituted the hatred that is reflected in the U.S today. Capitalism breeds hatred and enforces social/economic disparities. Capitalism simply isn’t a friend to the integration of races.

Where I come from Capitalism turns good loving parents into drug/alcohol abusers. It turns would be honor students into savages and murderers. It turns potentially good fathers into dead beats without a hope to spare. It turns elderly couples into moms and dads again even though they have already raised their children. It turns good communities into underground societies filled with nightmarish activities without a hope in sight and only hell to expect. It robs the poor blind while blaming the poor for their own victimization.

Capitalism justifies man made social ills while never finding solutions to actually fixing human suffering. Capitalism is virus worst than that of HIV, and instead of leading to AIDS it leads to a QUICK INEVTIABLE DEATH! It pillages, it rapes, it genocides, and it is phony. It suffocates the meaning of life itself, while leading us all into artificial living. It forces one to sell his labor instead of embracing his talents. It victimizes billions of innocent people and run stampedes on third world nations that it had created. It believes in shooting up full college campuses that are in disagreement with it. It is supported by evil monopolizing thieves whom are greedy beyond human comprehension. Capitalism believes it is ok to allow someone to die, than to give them a helping hand that leads to longevity of life.

It bottles water from the earth and sell it at a price. It takes ownership to anything so long as it is supported by law, govt’s, and corporations. It will murder, slaughter, and genocide in the name of its imperialistic objectives. It is the creator of both the prison industrialization and military industrialization complexes. It sustains itself via lies pushed out by mainstream media and by some elite economists.

To borrow from Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
I hate thee to the depth and breadth and height!
I hate thee with a hate that seems to grow.
I hate thee with a passion put to use.
I hate thee with a hate not yet known to man!

Capitalism has complete disregard to human existence period. There is only one good thing that capitalism factually ensures, and that is the death of itself!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

GUN RIGHTS AND THE INNER CITY


I recently had posted a status to my facebook, condemning America for its neglect to fix the gun problem within its inner cities. As a result, I had received countless amounts of feedback from various contributors on facebook, all interesting. However, my intake on this matter is slightly different than some of the posts that were applied. Having a background in criminology and law affords me to have a unique perspective on this matter and thus I will display it within this essay here.

When it comes to the second amendment, nobody as of yet can be exactly sure as to the intent that the founding fathers originally had behind its writing. We do know that times do change, and many liberals argue that our constitution within itself needs to be brought up to modern day times in order to coexist and apply to current day issues logically. I also agree with that. However, there are many entities out there that profit off of the consumption of guns, and then there are those white southerners who have always had a fascination with guns dating all the way back to slavery.

The question becomes this, whether nor not these white southerners are holding on to the gun issue as their last resort to kill off minorities whom they wish was not here. Or is there a conspiracy that wants to see inner city people kill each other off, hey at least this way nobody else can be blamed but the poor inner city people themselves. The latter represents the majority of opinion on this matter. Some people believe that the taking away of guns cannot solve the violence issue in the inner city, yet almost all the time they fail to realize how guns contributes a great deal of pain to inner city residents. These types of people will defend guns to the death just because they think the second amendment protects their right to use one. The second amendment does not have the word gun embedded therein. A butter knife under the interpretation of the second amendment can be sufficient enough for the right to bear arms; again nowhere in there do we see the word gun.

The fact remains that there is a major gun problem in the inner cities, and this problem is being neglected, while the blame is being pushed onto the people who inhabit such areas. Clearly, the people are powerless and without political and economic power, how can someone even attempt to push blame on a people who are purposely put in such a position of powerlessness—unbelievable!! Then to add insult to injury these types will even attempt to blame the children for being caught up in their own social disorganization, again something that has been inflicted upon them to no fault of their own. Robert Merton a well known criminologist believed in a term he coined, “Strain Theory”. In general this theory basically means that people who are forced into the slums will do basically anything they can, in order to fit into dominant society. This need to fit in will oftentimes come with extremely violent acts, but this is due to their disorganization, inability to unite, lack of political and economic power, and thus the complete abandonment by dominant society. As a result of that which I’ve just stated, people in the inner city develop STRAIN. They begin to survive through means that dominant society began to criminalize, due to the fact that dominant society does not wish to see these people succeed and become productive. For instance, most drug dealers do not wish to be out on the streets selling drugs, however, due to strain of not being provided a proper education, due to already having been locked up and now attached to a record, there is a strain that develops that leads them to survive however way they can. Therefore, due to not being able to gain a livable wage, they then develop their own jobs, and selling drugs is one of many options available to them. After awhile the selling of drugs may become competitive and that’s when gun violence becomes a viable option for them to take out their competition. But leave it to some and they’ll tell you that that is illogical, yea ok! As I have always professed nobody before they’re born asks to be placed into poverty and subhuman conditions, where they’re neglected—so much for democracy eh? Now with that being said how can we dare attempt to blame these people for their conditions? Yes there is definitely a lack of accountability by the inner city itself, but how can we blame them without first critiquing overall society and our government?

No law or constitution in the world is more important than the need to save human life. These same folks who seem to be for gun rights are the same ones to deny abortion rights under the premise of saving life, yet when it comes to the worsening inner city condition as a result of guns they have complete disregard to it. How could people be so selfish and blatantly prejudice, it is as though the conspiracy option is factual. There is a want by dominant society perhaps, to allow these poor inner city people to kill each other off, dominant society takes advantage of their strain and sit by while these innocent people continue to destroy themselves into oblivion. It doesn’t matter where the root comes from as some have stated under my status, the FACT still remains that guns are aiding and abetting in the decapitation of youth within the inner cities, what is the solution to that? There are other acts of violent that may be tolerable and fixable but the use of a gun to commit murder cannot be fixed—the person is gone forever! The fixing has to start somewhere, don’t you agree?

Debating second amendment intention is frivolous to this matter because the death rates are increasing as a result. The times have changed it isn’t 1787 anymore, we live in an entire new world, with different dangers, and if we do not bring ourselves up to contemporary thinking with our law, our society will parish itself. I once asked one of my White liberal Jewish professors what did he think about this matter, and he replied, “White people just want to see blacks kill themselves, and the second amendment was made for militias which each state already has” I am starting to believe his first statement in his answer. Is it because the majority of these victims are Black? What is the hold up? Again guns are not exclusively written in the second amendment, which alone leaves it open to extreme interpretation. Why do we live in a dangerous society in the first place? Why is it that dominant society is so damn afraid of poor people, what threat if any at all do they bring to the dominant folk? I just don’t get it. But people would rather debate the merits of the second amendment and the so called roots of violence before saving lives. As I have stated above, we understand violence is going to exist; however, I would much rather have a violence that is void of death than a violence that executes on a daily basis, and because of that this issue must be discussed. The root of this “anti social” behavior goes deeper than just broken homes and lack of parenting, the root of this goes back to the freeing of slaves, it goes back to the BLACK CODES, and the outright hatred for those living in the inner cities. It goes back to the FEAR of vengeance that may ly within the descendents of those who were murdered, massacred, exploited, and rapped, for the color of their skin. There is a powerful essence within the oppressed that even the oppressed knows not about. This disdain by overall dominant society is a disdain that has been passed down through the generations, and until this disdain is acknowledged by people of all colors this hate will continue to live on. FEAR of our fellow human beings should not have to exist. But even in context of U.S history, who has been in fear since their very arrival here? Who lives with strain on a daily basis? But because these poor people aren’t worth a damn to this country, the necessity for the gun problem to be addressed will never surface. Who gives a damn about the second amendment, KIDS are DYING! How could such hatred descend onto CHILDREN? It takes a hateful, bloodthirsty, petty, unjust, control-freak, racist, crazy, malevolent, genocidal, vindictive, DEVIL to wish harm onto innocent fellow human beings.

Nuff said!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

BLAME BIG GOVERNMENT



I find that with many conservatives, they tend to like the blaming of government for all of the wrongdoings that happen to the “free market”. They fail to realize that the government is run by actual humans and that it is those humans who dictate the actions of government. I found myself tonight arguing with a person on the right about Organized Crime, and he spoke on how it was government’s fault behind the orchestration of defiance during prohibition. HOWEVER, as usual, he failed to identify the actors within government that brought about this so called defiance.

People on the right always seem to have terrible memory recollection when it comes to identifying those who made policies that always seem to have blowback attached. For instance, this person I speak of brought up prohibition, and he went on to say how that created organized crime, and then he compared it to the war on drugs today. My response to him of course was well what party can be identified with having made such laws that ultimately allowed this to happen? His answer as I expected was simply, government. Once again I found myself having to school yet another person on the right, on simple elementary legislative duty. It takes a person from within congress to bring about a bill that is then voted on. The implications therein usually sides with that person’s values and belief system. This is precisely why you have different parties that tend to represent different ideologies. After explaining that to the nut, he still failed to comprehend where I was coming from, although I believed he did and was just stuck in a catch 22.

I then began to explain to him the progressive movement back in the later days of the 1880s and how the progressives who back then were also republicans failed miserably at their plan. One thing that is sure is the fact that they were extremely organized. However, when it came to implementing policy that would actually go to serve the betterment of society, they instead manipulated policy to serve their belief system and not all. As a result, loads of people that were originally for their collective ideology began to run away, which was at a direct result of prohibition itself. Republicans believed that alcohol was the root of all evil and that the bible strongly urged against it. The lesson learned from this is simple; do not force your way of living or your ideology onto others, in a democratic society. Most progressives were ok with getting rid of vice, prostitution, gambling, police corruption, etc; however when it came to alcohol they just weren’t for it. But since the progressives were uppity middle classed “Native Americans” who felt their way should be the way for all, they simply ignored the outcry against it, and enforced the law as they wrote it onto the masses of those who blatantly disagreed. Prohibition even became apart of the constitution, which made it the land of the land. Consequentially, organized crime became a way of life and a big cash in. In addition, crime became rampant and the street wars, gangs, and mafias began to proliferate throughout the country.

Therefore, when those on the right complain about organized crime and how government started it. I must beg to ask the question, what party was more for the law that criminalized and what political or personal ideology was it based upon? These questions are essential to not only understanding why we have blowback with certain laws (war on drugs, today) but also they’re essential to understanding how democracy can easily be turned into a dictatorship. Besides the war on drugs, which many liberals are ready to decriminalized, another modern day example of this behavior is gay marriage. What is the logic behind hindering homosexuals from marrying? The bible as an explanation simply isn’t sufficient enough, something more rational must be presented. The rhetoric on it being a historical union between a man and a woman is also ancient, for times have changed; now we have homosexuals outright wanting to marry. Also, one can argue that the notion of “marriage” existed long before the benefits of marriage came about. Were people not in love before the word “marriage” came into existence? Those on the right act as though homosexuality is a new phenomenon, when it simply isn’t. Homosexual acts can be seen on pictures dating back way before the 1700s even. Again, there is no logic for hindering these people from marrying. The war on drugs is another problem; people have been getting high for centuries. For instance, marijuana has yet to be recorded for having the potential of causing death, yet it is still illegal. Most policies that cause major blowback are almost all the time presented and heavily supported by those on the right. Yet when it comes to Organized Crime they dare to say, it was big government, well that is a load of kangaroo crap.

Monday, November 2, 2009

ACCOUNTABILITY V. POINTING OUT INJUSTICES


Within the Black community there is always a great debate on whether we’re taking accountability or not. This type of idea is usually birthed from those who are more conservative in nature than liberal. This school of thought suggests that Blacks should stop complaining and instead do something about the troubles that they face. In full, it basically represents the bootstrap methodology. However, with this form of thinking comes great criticism. I say this because although Blacks can take accountability for their problems, which are not all the time inflicted by themselves the fact still remains that if an unjust system is still able coexist while they take that accountability then it defeats the purpose. For instance, let us reflect on Black Wall Street, Rosewood, the 80s when crack had hit, and there are many more examples. It seems to me that whenever Blacks do try to take accountability there is always another mechanism that falls into place that knocks down what little effort that has been brought forth. Therefore, is it logical to say that Blacks should stop pointing out injustices? I partially agree with accountability, but at the same time I do feel that pointing out the injustices outweighs the taking of accountability. It is imperative that the injustices in this society be laid out for all to see and analyze, for if they don’t they will continue to exist with complete impunity.

I say that simply because again, if Blacks take accountability but yet this system develops new ways to combat that accountability to ensure that Blacks are still kept down, then what do we do from there? Even with drug treatment facilities and forms of community corrections, the drug problem is not being fixed. The people at the top of the drug trade seem to have complete impunity while young Black males are locked up like clockwork, where is the justice in that? We can demand for our young males to stop facilitating in the drug trade; however if the law isn’t willing to fix itself so that things are fair and just for all then what is the purpose of demanding them to stop? If there aren’t any jobs available or avenues of change available for these males, while we demand for them to stop associating with illegal activity, then how do we expect them to transition into normal productive behavior? Therefore, to me it is illogical to say that Blacks should take more accountability than pointing out the injustices. Another good example is the loads of non profit orgs that are out there working strenuously day to day, to fix problems in the inner cities. Oftentimes they fall short on budget, and because they’re doing a great good, their funding is cut by the funder. It is widely known that the gov’t will cut funding to working non profits in a heart beat, before they allow these orgs to actually do their jobs fully. In addition, it is extremely hard for non profit orgs with great intentions to obtain funding, due to the already established non profit orgs that has the proper networking to get the funding over everyone else. Failure of gov’t and private donors to regulate such funding is also an attribute to the failed attempts at proving funding to non profits to do good work. As a result of bad regulation on the behalf of gov’t and private funders, most non profit orgs that are obtaining the funds are basically doing as they please with the money, instead of doing what they had written in their grant proposals. So the mere fact that some non profit orgs exists that wish to do well, goes to show that there is a great deal of accountability taking place. This myth that Blacks aren’t doing anything to fix the issues is nothing more than saying that Blacks enjoy the position in which they find themselves, which in my opinion is completely ludicrous. There is a difference between accountability that is truly working and accountability that is in battle.


Most may be torn on this topic but no matter your ethnicity I would like to hear what others out there have to say on this complex issue, because more seem to be either confused or fully for one or the other. I just don’t understand how some cannot see how this system is much more powerful than Blacks simply congregating and fixing their problems. I believe that it will take for this system to change FIRST, in order for TRUE accountability and change to take place. What says you?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

SOCIAL ENGINEERING!


I read an electrifying note on facebook by Mr Will Capers and I must give thanks to him for inspiring me to write this note as an extension to his post. The essence of Mr Capers’ post basically spoke about the existence of racism and its historical roots and how it is blatantly denied by most whites. I shall label the essence of that message as Social Engineering. I believe that although most white people are aware of these disparities, they’re oftentimes so overwhelmed with their own lives’ and their own lavish life styles that for them to acknowledge these wrongdoings would be seen as perceived attack on their very existence. Some would even say, “Hey can’t blame them” BUT if we’re a country that truly believes in freedom and justice for all then such issues must be acknowledged in their entirety. However, one blockade exists that prevents us from doing so—social engineering.

Social engineering as defined by myself is the following: The act of maintaining social control and classism through various conditioning tools such as, radio, tv/film, education, legislature, the criminal justice system, and medicine. All of the mentioned tools can be manipulated into forming a picture of whoever is supposed to be either accelerated or decelerated in a given society. If we reflect on our American society today, we can all understand how all of those tools are used to paint a negative picture of Black people. Therefore, the blame of such disparities and discrimination existing is to be put on those who control those various tools. All of those tools have immense influence on society, because they are supposed to represent our information source, and all that which is to be considered balanced and objective, yet if any of those tools are exploited in a negative way, the impact can be profoundly negative. The Black struggle has historical roots, and sadly, if we were to go back to slavery even then, we can see to a large extent how such tools were used to decapitate Blacks and hold them down. If we reflect to modern day times, it will be clear to see that these tools have gone through an evolutionary change to fit the modern day morale; however the same intentions and impact is still present today.

Therefore, if whites are still the only group of people still succeeding disproportionately to the rest of us within this society then it is fair to say that perhaps they’re the controllers of each tool stated above, and thus if they’re going to keep their superiority over everyone else it is paramount that they maintain the control of such tools. This is precisely why Black talk radio is almost unheard of by the dominant mainstream society; also let’s not forget how Black talk radio at one time needed a bail out in order to continue to exist. In addition, one can even say this is why BET is no longer a valuable connection to Blacks because Blacks no longer own it, and they do not participate in the triarchy that control that network. Moreover, we have yet to see any major Black leading film company. Most people who actually have major shows within the News Media (fox, cnn, msnbc, etc) are white, you can just about count the Black hosts on one hand, and even if they wanted to be real about their perspective it just may cost them their show slot, and thus their entire careers’.

Something just isn’t quite right about this and my friend Mr Capers is indeed correct, until such nonsense is actually acknowledged the problems of the past will remain present today and in our future. As I have always professed, the disparities don’t make themselves up. They exist because the wrongdoing is indeed REAL! And when such wrongdoings had existed in the past as a way of life then it should be no surprise that they would still exist today. Before people comment on this post let us all once again scroll up to take a look at the tools; and ponder heavily on how they can be used to control a society, either for good or for bad. Although we can demand more self accountability and independent thought from our members of society, the fact still remains that throughout history people have always relied on a news source of some sort to give them “accurate information”, and sadly some within our society probably aren’t smart enough to conduct research and analysis on their own (due to the dumbing down) so it is much easier to trust the media. I guess the overall question is why do we have such a large white population and even the minority of minorities who actually believe that things are much fairer now, and that racism isn’t a key factor any longer in the racial ills of this society? Do these people actually believe that disparities are fraudulent numbers made up by liberals, if so I find it funny that every time they try to attack Blacks they always seem to use such numbers as ammo to prove in a pseudo manner that they’re indeed better, when that simply isn’t the truth. I do not believe we need stats in order to show human suffering, because human suffering should be evident. People who represent humanity and kindness to all should not be forced to PROVE themselves through a means of academic innovation when suffering is synonymous to us all. The fact of the matter is such persons are just simply afraid to acknowledge these issues because if they did their way of life would be threatened immensely, and the words socialism, communism and Marxism will be said as a way of fighting their way out of having to realize the actualities of racism and classism. If these fools only knew or were real about how they’ve gotten what they have! What says you?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes

IN DENIAL OF CAPITALISM


Most Americans when asked about Capitalism will oftentimes feel the need to defend it even though the effects of such a system can be fatal. I was arguing earlier with a friend about the Corporations who are ruining the African people and their land; and although he had agreed with their activities being wrongful, he still felt a pressing need to denounce socialism as the solution (not that socialism is the solution). He said it was the various African govt’s fault for these Corporations existing in Africa to pillage the natives and their land, thus totally failing to recognize the extreme corruption those states have in Africa. He believed for the most part that capitalism had no play in the dysfunctional state Africa finds itself, and thus their condition is due to their own neglect. He said socialism will make the conditions worst because people will be at the same level, while those who are more talented will be forced to settle for less.

I find it extremely sad how these same folks never seem to know anything about the dozens upon dozens of case law that are out there for the world to see. They almost never seem to have a basic amateur concept of what human rights are or even a basic definition of morality. It is as though such people are nothing more than uninformed soldiers for capitalism. Better yet they’re consensual slaves to the capitalistic structure. I find it extremely depressing how these types of people will stand in total denial against the obvious. Capitalism will almost all the time create caste, economic injustices, complex social injustices, influx of crime, Organized Crime, and much more! It has the ability to turn good people into animals; this is precisely why the genocides are happening in Africa. It all has to do with Western influences who are trying to pillage Africa for all it has to offer. Why can’t people understand the obvious even when the proof is in the pudding?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

WHOSE JUDGEMENT DO WE FOLLOW?


With the world as it is today, one must wonder at times if there are people out there whoever wonders about the judgment that guides society. Everyone is programmed to an extent to obey certain rules and to live their lives a certain way, but do anyone ever wonder why. Whose judgment do we follow? Who are we bowing down to? Is it fair for us to be coerced into this way of life without first being able to agree or disagree? Are we even a participating factor in this ruling structure? Did the founding fathers really have everyone’s welfare in mind while orchestrating the constitution? If everyone were created equal, then why did some of them own slaves? If they slipped with the owning of slaves and allowing indentured servitude to exist, should we be surprised of our condition today? Hell, anything can be expected if they were willing and able to do the opposite back then. Is that not contradictory? Can we say nothing is what it seems? Is it easier to blend in or to be an independent person? Why do we feel compelled to not rebel? Whose judgment do we follow and why? I mean can we even attempt to answer such a question?

POINTING THE FINGER & THE RACE CARD!!

Oftentimes when it comes to race relations or problems surrounding race, we hear people on the right emotionally saying, “Stop pointing the finger” Or “Stop using the race card” to lower leveled persons. I think such statements are nothing more than distractions from actually looking at the equation and solving the problem. For example, these are the same type of folk who are always so quick to resort to stats with falsified methodologies to knock down minorities, especially when it comes Blacks, yet in the same breathe they’re quick to say “Stop pointing the finger” or “Stop using the race card” I just don’t get it people, seems like an oxymoron doesn’t it?

Why is it so hard for these types of idiots to understand the many psychosociological factors surrounding those on the lower levels? In addition, most on the lower level aren’t even apart of the democratic experience. They’re not represented in congress proportionate to their population, the demographics in the U.S Congress as it exists now is more white oriented than any other race, is that true democracy in the land of the free, or is that the maintaining of a white ruling body? Most people on the lower levels fail to realize that power comes in economic and political pull, it doesn’t reside in fame, basketball, entertainment, etc. However, due to labeling theory and social bond theory most on the lower levels are only focused on illegitimate means for gaining such power.

The question becomes: If there is barely any representation of Blacks in gov’t (within all branches) then is it surprising that Black needs are not being met? Blacks can rely on democrats all they want; however, at the end of the day democrats really aren’t any better than republicans—both fraudulent to a degree! Therefore, if we have established that Blacks are underrepresented in almost all branches of gov’t and yet we have these huge disparities in criminal justice, healthcare, housing, etc, then when Blacks complain about their experiences, why are they told to “stop pointing the finger” or “stop playing the race card”? Is this a serious case of denial on the behalf of the right, or is the right the actual persons playing the race card or pointing the finger? Clearly the evidence is blatant for all to see, yet for some reason these issues are almost all the time covered up or denied. Even President Obama refuses to touch on Black issues for some weird reason even though his book “Dreams from my Father” expressed these issues in great detail.

How could society be so unintelligent or dishonest to not acknowledge the needs and existence of others within this democratic experiment? It is as though those on the lower levels are just “crumb snatchers” they need no representation or acknowledgement. This society doesn’t believe in investigating disparities for the sake of humanity, and to make things more equal for the underprivileged. It seems as though the privilege is indeed the ones playing the race card by preserving all economical and political wealth to themselves. They set up a fraudulent two party system to play make believe democracy, when beneath the surface their only mission is preserve themselves, while everyone else fail and are told that it is their own fault. Yes there have been great steps towards improvement; however, equal access without equal results cancels out any good intent. Failure to regulate good policy will always resort in the abandonment of well intentioned policy that could have possibly worked.

I just cannot seem to grasp onto the logic of Blacks being told to “stop pointing the finger” or “playing the race card” when the disparities clearly mimic their experiences and complaints. Can anyone make any sense of this?

Monday, October 19, 2009

PATRIOTISM OVER HUMANITY


Many people take the American Flag very seriously, and I understand the implications behind them doing so. For example, some people have fought wars, some have lost loved ones as a result of war, and some are lucky enough to be recipients of privilege here in America, and thus by pledging to the flag they’re simply giving thanks.

But the overall question here is the following: When did we begin to lose hope in humanity to the point where we now invest all hope and morality in an innate object called a flag? Is it that flag that saves us from crumbling down or is it people? Call me ungrateful, arrogant, etc, but I honestly and genuinely don’t get how people can be so heart felt over a flag and then expect others to respect it as much as they do. I love America and I would not want to live anywhere else; however, I am not known for biting my tongue, and the fact is there are some people in America who can genuinely attest to that flag meaning nothing to them.

Who actually benefits from the opportunities here in America? I surely do not think the disparities make themselves up. I remember when the GOP made a big deal out of Michelle Obama when she said, “For the first time in her adult life she is proud of her country”. According to the GOP that was a statement of hatred for ones own country, YET none of them have walked her path or lived her life. For one she’s a Black American and then to add insult to injury she’s a Female! Therefore, clearly she has a story to tell whereby we may have to expect to hear some hardships or barriers she had to get over in order to be where she is today. I don’t understand how we can all be expected to have the same level of respect for this country when there are some who are purposely left out of the equation of equality and the pursuit of happiness, whether it be intentional or not. However, at the end of the day it is what it is, wouldn’t you agree?

It has gotten to the point where we now believe with all of our hearts’ that it is necessary to go out and murder in the name of that flag. Our flag must be the best flag no matter what. Anyone who disrespects it should be subject to death or something damn well close to it. Where does this pseudo form of hope in a flag derive from? Moreover, due to the supremeness of thy flag, many of us know that people can get away with committing War Crimes because it isn’t politically correct to question the actions of “patriots”. Therefore, in many cases the flag is even above the law! WTF!?

I say it is time to invest back into humanity and stop getting caught up with innate objects that stands for something totally different than what it claims to stand for. Allow everyone their right to human dignity and survival, and let’s stop creating thresholds of failure on purpose because certain persons want to remain on top and not share the economic and political power here in America. I mean really people are we serious, a damn FLAG?! I’ll even take it a step further and make this post really controversial by asking the following: Do our soldiers fight for the people within this country or do they fight for Corporations?

Black Genocide In 21st Century America / Modern Racism) [Full 2 Hour Documentary]

Sunday, October 18, 2009

THE COST AND NEED FOR FAME AND FORTUNE



Why is that people in our society are so head bent on achieving some form of fortune and fame? The reason why I am speaking on this is because of the recent news report on “The Balloon Boy”. Clearly, during the interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, the child whose name is Falcon had admitted to the cameras that his dad told him it was all an act for “the show”. Therefore, the child was under the impression that he was acting out for a show. I can only imagine the psychological hurt that little boy must be going through right now, but the overall question is WHY?! What loving parent would push such pain and confusion onto their offspring? The mother during the interview seemed genuinely depressed and unaware of the alleged fact that her son missing was an act for a “show”.

What is it about our society that forces people to thrive on fortune and fame? Are people no longer content with what they already have? Is having much more the new cool. Even if we resort to religious text almost all of them are AGAINST GREED, so why do most who believe break that religious law on the daily? Are we no longer in control of our mental process, or are we under control some form of corporate subliminal waves that seeks to control us. Some will say this is the remnants of capitalism, others may say it is just outright plain stupid and selfishness.

Why do people want it all fast nowadays? The sad thing is, even when most get it, they still remain miserable and without from the inside. A person can have it all on the outside and yet still remain dangerously empty from within; there are countless celebs to prove that point. Why is it that we as one of the smartest species alive are so easily expunged from our natural ability to rationalize? What says you?

AN OPEN LETTER TO JOHN A McCOY! THE BOOTSTRAP COMMENTATOR!


This is an open letter to John who participated in my posting on facebook labeled, “Capitalistic Slaves” John exhibited some things in his commentary that really struck me the wrong way, and thus as a result I felt the need to acknowledge him in his entirety in a note designed just for him. John claims to be from the projects within NYC with a couple of sibs, his mom and pop, etc. John clearly has made something of himself and now seeks to look down on other Blacks who weren’t as fortunate as himself. Now let me read his cards if I may!

John fails to realize that although this country claims to give equal access to all, there still aren’t any equal results. Unless racism and disparate treatment is seen as a bad thing by overall society, these types of treatments will only go through a evolutionary change. What I mean by that is, such wrongdoings must match up with the society in which they reside. For instance, it is no longer politically correct to have Jim Crow present in modern day society; therefore, such treatment must be rebirthed under stealth—institutionalized racism? These types of behavioral actions can be seen with the freeing of slaves, which was followed by the BLACK CODES, which was followed by Jim Crow! Those bodies of laws were oppositional forces to more just and equal laws that tried to stop poor treatment towards Blacks. Yet John would want us to believe that despite all of the historical and sociological evidence that are out there, Blacks should simply IGNORE THEM and pull themselves up by the boot straps, thus he promotes the fraudulent phrase “The American Dream”

John is the type that believes, since he has gone to school or done something with himself he is better than the rest. Let me attempt to educate you John:

1. You’re still a Black Man, with one of the lowest social status in America, by design of course. But studies show that it doesn’t matter how high you’re in success you can still be impacted by unfairness. I.E Gates, or the treatment Barack receives on the daily!
2. You’re still subject to disparate treatment by the institutions herein America.
3. Just because you’ve mastered Eurocentricity that doesn’t mean this is something that was made for you, because it wasn’t! It was for White Male superiority not even White Woman.
4. Your institutionalized education is only valid so long as this system is honored. If a revolution of some sort were to take place your entire way of being would be obliterated.
5. The boot strap argument is played out with wind breaker suits because everyone knows that poor people are purposely held down in capitalistic societies because they’re seen as the peasantry or better yet slaves.

John went on to rant about how Blacks are their own worst enemies. He said it had historical roots, and thus pointed back to Slavery. He said that we enslaved each other back in Africa and so therefore, our issues did not start in the cotton fields. Ok I beg to differ immensely, because there is no historical evidence that shows Africans treating each other like the Europeans treated Africans once they were forcefully brought to the Americas! That is a form of pseudo history John was speaking from. In fact, Africans at best had their own system of indentured servitude, which was tied into their way of carrying out justice. Africans did not believe in treating each other like subhuman creatures of some lower form of existence! It was when they reached the Americans where it is noted that their right to human dignity and pride was snatched, and thus they were demoted to PROPERTY, which of course is a huge difference when compared to indentured servitude!

John fails to realize that everyone cannot be like he. Everyone cannot fight through an unjust system and make it to their goals; though I too come from the same settings as John, unlike he I will never forget where I come from. John clearly has lost his connection from which he came! He looks down on people for not having the support system he may have had. He hates them for not being able to be on his level so collective ego can shine brighter. He dislikes the fact of being a Black man in America where it is a rarity to overcome the systematic placement of obstacles to obtain success. He identifies with the fact that Black men are seen as a collective in our society but he hates it with a passion, if it were up to him he would be in his own social class, but he CANT because it isn’t that easy, he just cannot up and change his skin color! He states that minorities can do better, yet fail to mention that every time they do congregate to make a different way, somehow they’re legally pushed back ten steps. He probably doesn’t know about Black Wall Street, Rosewood, or the current Gentrification that is going on right now. The bottom line is, this society can be doing MUCH MORE to liberate the poor or underprivileged from the conditions that they face.

He is a soldier for an economic system that was built off of the backs of his own people. Instead, he tells them to suck it up and keep it moving. He has total disregard to the psychosociological factors that are involved, because he hates being who he is! He is a man that would rather stand behind myths, false rhetoric and propaganda than to look at things for what they are. He is a sorry ass excuse for a man or better yet a human being. In fact, I believe an insect would have better common sense than he. People like this MUST be put on blast daily, because if they aren’t these are the poison that threaten the livelihood of those who genuinely can use help.

John must be able to understand that everything cannot be compared to HIS LIFE EXPERIECNE. John must also learn to allow others to rant and speak upon THEIR EXPERIENCES as well. People are impacted in various different ways by this system and just because they don’t agree with him that doest make them invalid. This is America, people should have the RIGHT to express their experiences without being told to STFU! John sounds like a fox news reporter without a brain to spare. He’s an idiot who performs for the indigents! John, it isn’t wise for a person that has reached your level of achievement to forget where he come from, because buddy if we were all thrown into a time machine and sent back to slavery your institutionalized education and existence would mean you none! Nuff Said!!


P.S sorry about the change in taste here my daily contributors but I had to read him his cards!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

OUR TAILS DON’T STINK! A CASE OF AMERICAN ARROGANCE.


What I find funny more than anything else, are those Americans who truly feel as though they’re superior to other human beings from other nation states. Why is it that we have some people in our population that truly feel or at least think for some reason that America is the model land for democracy and all that which is equal, fair and perfect? I honestly digress in extreme measures, because everywhere I look I seem to see disparities and negativity. Our govt is far from perfect, not saying that it should be because I don’t think any govt will ever be perfect, but to frown upon N Korea or Iran when our own tail stinks, in my opinion makes one an uninformed hypocrite.

I bring this up because earlier I was in a slight debate with a friend of mine whom I consider a crusader for capitalism. He asked the question of a lifetime, “Would you have defended Stalin back in the 30s?” At first I thought he was joking, but since he thinks that I am a Socialist, Marxist, Communist, (you know they usually throw all of those at you with total disregard to their meanings) however, I typed back NO I would not have defended him. But of course he kept throwing things at me rapidly, trying to get me to “admit” that I would be down with Stalin if I were alive back then.

Then I asked him, “Why do your type always believe that America has no flaws?” He replied, “Because our flaws aren’t as large as other countries” Now that is the problem my friends! A flaw is a flaw a violation of human rights is just that, a violation of human rights! It doesn’t matter of its fashion because at the end of the day collectively those flaws initiate harm. My friend went on to say how there are people in N Korea that are in poverty and starvation. So as a result, I pointed out to him the many people in Appalachia, rural areas, and the inner cities here in America who are in those same type of conditions. Immediately he said, “Well those in America are still living better!” Though that tasteless response did not surprise me, I still had to stop and wonder how someone could be so heartless? He actually had the nerve to justify suffering in America by comparing American suffering to foreign suffering and outing one as in being better than the other. Whatever happened to compassion and collective well-being? The suffering in foreign countries to a large extent is no different than that found here in the U.S. For example, if you were to compare slavery of Blacks in the U.S to the Black condition today, clearly it will be easy to determine that although much has changed systematically, the actual sociological and psychological harm remains alive for the majority of Blacks. Just because a system or govt claims to have changed, that does not mean things are more equal, because equal access without equal results is an oxymoron—not much has changed! Though we have some Blacks in high places, the masses of them surely aren’t getting there, BUT that’s a whole post within itself!

I guess the question I am trying to ask here my friends is: Why do certain Americans feel the need to hide our flaws in an insane joyful attempt to appear superior? Perhaps there are some who live in poverty in third world nations and are happy because there isn’t a need to consume and feel better than the rest. What if the things we hear about these “inferior” nations have been rigged to appear that way, when in reality they’re some of the best places to live on earth? Why do people feel the need to judge without having lived a certain life or walked a certain path? What is it about this American arrogance that seems to be paralyzing rational thought and the need for human rights/dignity to exist? Sadly, this sort of arrogance is even having a devastating impact on Americans themselves; yes poor people living here are Americans too. As a result, those who are living in such conditions are ignored or told to pull themselves up by the boot straps. They’re made to feel inferior by choice, when clearly it is this corrupted system some happily call capitalism. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t believe anyone before their birth wishes to be born into poverty and a system that by default of their genetic makeup puts them at the bottom. Anyone care to make sense of any of this stuff?

BLAME IT ON RACISM

CAPITALISTIC SLAVES


It is quite funny to see people on the lower levels pushing for the advancement of capitalism. Much of these folks are descendants of slave masters whom for the most part introduced capitalism into the world by accident, yet they profited immensely and never shared the wealth. I find it greatly disturbing when there are actual persons out there who are poorer than a third world country, exhibiting paralyzing behavior in the name of capitalism, they have no money, they lack the good life themselves, and yet they’re ever so willing to be a front line soldier for people and a system that doesn’t even care whether they live or die—the Al Qaeda of Capitalism!

But then I had to sit and watch, and I asked oneself, aren’t we all capitalistic slaves. Are we all not affected by this system and those who are at the top running it rampant? Are we all not caught up in some form of debt or hardship caused by this monstrous system called capitalism? There seem to be nothing out there to help the uninformed with connecting back to their own self interest roots, I guess because the media; academia, and other various forms of helping/education tools have also come under the control of the Capitalist Gestapo to quote from the GOP nutcases.

Until people wake up and realize that their self interest does not lie with capitalism, the symptoms of this terrible, conniving, unrealistic, greedy, inhumane, unjust, egotistical system will never cease to exist. It is the notion of “The American Dream” that keeps such a system afloat, yet most will die before they even come remotely close to achieving such a fantasy. My question is why can’t they see this? Are they so down and out to the point where “faith” in anything that seems appealing acts as an ever craving anesthetic against realism? What is the problem my friends? Because until the majority of people wake up, we all shall forever remain nothing more than capitalistic slaves, to be used, trashed, exploited and thrown to death by the Capitalist Dictators who rules the world above government and all that which is to be considered fair equal and balanced—ironic eh?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What Would You Do If This Happened To You: Shopping While Black (Social Experiment That Shows Racism Still Exists In America)

CAPITALISM AND THE IRRELEVANCE OF GOD?!?!


The reason why I used the word “Irrelevance” in the title is because the question that I am asking here is simple. Can capitalism short circuit ones belief in God? I am not going to be heavily ideological about this, just very objective and observant if nothing else—can’t promise though LOL!

I ask this question because when I look around, I see a lot of negativity going on. In addition, most people of faith tend to associate negativity with the lack of faith in that of a God. On the contrary, I honestly don’t believe that because clearly there are many folk who go to church DAILY and yet still engage in negativity or just simply cannot seem to avoid it. For instance, a person can’t help living in a bad community and always getting caught up in crime, any much more than a man who doesn’t live in such a community and always seem to avoid crime. In full, people don’t necessarily ask to be in bad positions and/or experiences. I do not think anyone reading this actually wake up in the morning saying, “Ok I want to engage in negative activity!”

Ok, now here is the five million dollar question. We know capitalism is all about competition and profit. People will generally do whatever it takes to make a profit and over step someone else just to be the best. Capitalist will oftentimes do this with complete disregard to the impact their actions will have on others. Now let’s put ourselves in context of someone who may be living a hard life in a capitalistic society, with a lack of opportunity and social support, or the person may just be unstable. In addition, this person prays constantly, goes to church and try to put in lots of positive work as their faith commands, but yet their ends still do not meet. Now somewhere down the line they lose faith and denounce it. Is it fair to say that their very experiences along with rational thinking justify their disconnect with faith? Or is it fair to justify capitalism as a means of justifying faith, or God’s lack of acknowledgment on that person’s problem even though they followed God’s rules vigorously?

Some may even think that the Church benefits off capitalism as well. I am trying to understand how bottom or unstable people living in a capitalistic society can honestly say that they still have faith even though time and time again faith never seems to show itself as in being reliable. Now for some it may, again I am trying to be objective. However, I find that a growing number of ex-believers are saying that they’ve left faith alone due to their acknowledgment of their own life experiences, and that they wish they’d seen it earlier. I am asking what everyone thinks about this, because I honestly believe capitalism can either make or break a person. What says you?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Glenn Beck Links Violent Gang Fight to Rise of Atheism



BECK: GOD WILL SAVE THE UNDERDOGS? - YEA OK!

This note is basically a response to a vid I had seen on youtube where Glenn Beck showed the stomping murder of the young teenager in Chicago. Glenn quickly began to associate this bad behavior with those children or persons within that vicinity perhaps having a lack of God. I personally find it heavily sad that every time people in poverty do something or behave in such a way that is to be completely expected given their environment they’re told that their faith in a non existent entity is the reason for their suffering. BULL FUCKING SHIT!!! African slaves, after they were stripped of their entire identity and culture here in America, prayed constantly for freedom. They prayed for a better life yet this so called GOD DID NOT FUCKING HELP THEM!! This so called god ALLOWED FOR THEIR SUFFERING. CHILDREN, WOMEN, MEN CASTRATED and HUNG! So much for their utterly disgusting faith in a GOD that wasn’t even developed by them! This God Blacks pray to today have NO HISTORICAL PRESENCE in who we are as a people and it is pathetically sad that most Blacks even continue to believe in the non-sense.

My anger, however, is more with Beck’s comment on social justice. If we know God isn’t going to come down any time soon and help us, because clearly he didn’t do it during Slavery and he damn sure isn’t doing it now, then what the fuck does Beck expect people to actually do? SIT HERE AND JUST PRAY! LMFAO!! Yea ok!!! Social Justice is needed IT TAKES HUMANS TO PROTECT AND HELP HUMANS! No GOD is going to do it! In fact if we research the Black condition from the time of their arrival up until now ANYONE can easily conclude that this GOD hates Blacks. Let Beck tell it and he’ll say Blacks are inherently fucked! Look at all of the unnecessary suffering, yet for some STUPID ASS REASON, people still continue to put their faith in something ludicrous instead of getting off their asses and physically making a damn change!

Beck knows good and well of the Black struggle, and he knows that Blacks for the most part are highly religious and that they do pray and go to church even though historically it has done nothing for our collective social health. Beck went on to say did capitalism fail us? My answer is simple, the conditions in which we find ourselves today is a direct symptom that has been developed by Capitalism. Without classes and social divides Capitalism cannot exist. The people at the top must be able to maintain their wealth and power in society, thus if everyone had a chance their empires will be threatened. This is precisely why everything necessary is done under STEALTH of course to hold most people at the bottom DOWN!! Sadly for Blacks we have been a permanent underclass since the so called emancipation.

How DARE Beck even attempt to insult the underdog in the name of GOD!! This is a testament to what the church was made for. To play the world’s ills against those who clearly have no power to manipulate the social factors and then blame it on their lack of faith in God, an entity made up by the elite in the first place to CONTROL the dummies at the bottom who actually believe a man in the sky is looking down to help them. SADLY there will be some who will agree with BECK! BUT AGAIN those people in Chicago DON’T NEED GOD… They need human intervention. Waiting on God will do nothing but allow for those poor children to kill each other further. Such violence is channeled through their failed economic and educational progress; also, the lack of initiatives that will actually help to facilitate some type of change within their community. America’s apathy towards her own kind will be the demise of her as we know it. Until we start allocating help to these inner cities and people at the bottom, the underdogs will continue to live in ruins, because you see Beck, people who are REAL knows that when you’re living in subhuman conditions where God has FAILED clearly, it is all about SURVIVAL, they don’t have Beck’s money or connections, this world thrives on self interest and money both of which underdogs lack immensely—by design!

Nuff sed!!!