Monday, July 28, 2008

How Do You Repair 400 Years Of Oppression? not allowing your "slavish ways" to be perpetuated by your hand into your next generation.

Here is a blog response authored by me that I am posting here as a means of saving it in my own filing cabinet.

[quote]How does one repair 400 years of subjugation with a minimal, marginal, half-supported program? How do you negate 400 years of slavery, Jim Crow Apartheid and defacto discrimination?[/quote]

(Ron - you appear to be a 'well read' brother but you disappoint me greatly at times with your ability to APPLY this knowledge to the real world)

Before I give you an answer YOU must decide this fundamental question for yourself in reference to what you ask:

Q: In reference to your words "HOW DOES ONE REPAIR....", Ron - would YOU accept a REPAIRED STATE.....IF THE BLACK MAN alone was required to do 95% of the EFFORT HIMSELF? Is this a REPAIR any less?

You see this area is where I am in violent disagreement with you BQPFRCs. For some reason it is lost on you that a PEOPLE develop a FUNCTIONAL CULTURE by having a spirit of vested interests in expressing one MORE DESIRABLE OUTCOME over another that results when their people are in an unmanaged state.

Unfortunately you are bound by GRIEVANCE and LIABILITY rather than by a vision of GROWTH to the FULL POTENTIAL of your own people.

The fact is, Ron, the Black Man, world wide IF he follows a pathway of "Reparations" as a means of "REPAIRING HIMSELF" can only ever grow to a fraction of that who is PROVIDING THE RESOURCES FOR HIM!!! Do you think that your grievance is going to be paid out in an amount that is 50% of the wealth of this nation, taking the nation down to a "2nd world nation"? (I reject the labels 1st, 2nd & 3rd world - just using it for ease of conversation).

In truth the main operators in a REPAIR must be the PEOPLE THEMSELVES who are seeking SALVATION for their own. Thus it is easier for me to describe how to insure that you NEVER reach a state of "REPAIR" and thus your full potential:


1) Outsource the responsibility for your people and your community to the government 2 steps remove, telling them that it is THEIR obligation to take care of you. This perverted sense of order has the effect of ABSTRACTING behavior of the people from their ultimate STANDARD OF LIVING. For the "anarchist-spirited", "Speak Truth To Power" faction, however - it empowers the masses to be beholden to those who have the REBELLIOUS SPIRIT while spurning those who practice the DISCIPLINED art of economic control by collecting "one drip at a time" but with many buckets at play at any given time as a means of fortifying their own STANDARD OF LIVING.

2) You don't allow a "do what you want", NON-JUDGMENTAL society with regard to the issue of REPRODUCTION, CHILD REARING AND SEXUAL RELATIONS IN GENERAL among your people.

FOR A SHORT ORDER, you must get your people into "War Mode", asking them to act in a manner that is commensurate to the BATTLE AT HAND. They must be willing to YIELD their own "do it if it feels good" spirit and instead focus on the effort which has been TRIED AND TRUE regarding the SOCIAL ORDER which is MOST LIKELY TO PRODUCE WELL BALANCED CHILDREN because they come from stable, 2 parent homes.

3) YOU CANNOT, CANNOT, CANNOT!!! yield to abstract legalisms in defense of THOSE WHO ARE CANCERS INSIDE OF YOUR OWN COMMUNITY, selling DEATH for their own profit!!! All the while some of them make a mockery of the DEATH that they have handed out as they show off their proceeds and have it "sitting on 24's". These people's actions have dealt PHYSICAL death to HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS within your community, and have killed the SPIRIT AND DREAMS of MILLIONS AND MILLIONS MORE!!

4) Education must be enforced as a priority! Those young people who resist receiving some minimum set of education that will allow them to be FUNCTIONALLY LITERATE need to have their freedoms limited by THE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY (not GOVERNMENT) as a means of focusing them on the important task at hand. The integrity of the COMMUNITY will need to trump the individual quest of this YOUTH. Upon adulthood - he is free to stay within the movement or depart. At least he will be literate.

5) Lastly, yet more importantly - You must learn how to REMOVE CERTAIN NEGROES OFF OF THE STAGE who know NOT HOW TO express a vision of a Black man that is INDEPENDENT to the STANDARD that a WHITE MAN HAS for his own people.

This spirit is quite alive on this board. The frequent references to the problems that White folks have as a means of pacification of Black people about our societal problems acts not as a FLOOR for our own standards to not go lower than but instead it is a reference to a CEILING, above which WE NEED NOT BOTHER TO SEEK TO GO BEYOND.....after all WHITEY hasn't even "been there, what are the chances that WE can?".

This type of Negro is most destructive to any mass movement among Black people. Even when the Black man is ALL ALONE be it on the plains of Africa with all of the POTENTIAL resources that he needs to survive around him OR in some large urban area that is now a shell of itself where HE NOW IS THE MAJORITY POPULATION and is "running thangs"......the WHITE MAN STILL (!!) will be the #1 target that this fool references in relation to what his people must focus on for development.

There you have it Ron.
The answer to your question of "How to repair 400 years of oppression" is found in one summary statement:

SEE A NEW BLACK BABY AS A VESSEL THAT WILL CARRY YOUR PEOPLE FORWARD TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. DON'T EVER contaminate him with the elements of the PAST which produce SLAVE-LIKE behavior for the future. Instead BRAINWASH HIM with the knowledge that there is none greater than HIMSELF and have all of YOUR ACTION and YOUR COMMUNITY'S ACTIONS in line with this notion.

MANAGE IN THIS FASHION for about 60 years and the EVIDENCE WILL BE CLEAR. The SLAVES would have died off and the newly spirited people would be in the role of a senior - having raised a generation of their own who are ordered with a set of sound thoughts that they have inculcated into their progeny.

Ron - all of this can be thrown away IF you are bound by the notion of LIABILITY and GRIEVANCE. Instead you must go to "The US Capital" and protest/legislate the REPAIR of your people from a pool of resources collected from someone else. If enough of them REFUSE TO PAY FOR YOUR REPAIR.....there goes your repair.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

African Women Are The Hardest Hit By Food Crisis

Africa's women last and least in food crisis
Cultural expectations ensure women are hardest hit amid growing scarcity

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - After she woke in the dark to sweep city streets, after she walked an hour to buy less than $2 worth of food, after she cooked for two hours in the searing noon heat, Fanta Lingani served her family's only meal of the day.

First she set out a bowl of corn mush, seasoned with tree leaves, dried fish and wood ashes, for the 11 smallest children, who tore into it with bare hands.

Then she set out a bowl for her husband. Then two bowls for a dozen older children. Then finally, after everyone else had finished, a bowl for herself. She always eats last.

South Africa's Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier - My Cultural Hero

Nothing like a good intellectual debate to all those who make note of the societal problems that we have in various places around the world and then listen to the ideas that are introduced to address or at least control these problems.

I was introduced to Cardinal Napier from the show "International Dateline" on LinkTV. In the later part of the interview - see below - the conversation turned to the challenge of HIV and AIDS.

From his Wikipedia page:
Napier was born on March 8, 1941 in Swartberg, South Africa and ordained a priest in 1970. He first became a bishop in 1980 when he was appointed bishop of Kokstad. In 1992, he succeeded Denis Hurley as archbishop of Durban, a position he still holds. He chose as his episcopal motto the franciscan phrase pax et bonum which translated means "Peace and goodwill".

Cardinal Napier, who is black, is a member of the Episcopal Board of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy. Napier was proclaimed a Cardinal Priest of the Church in 2001 and was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.

In January, 2005, Cardinal Napier made controversial statements arguing that government programmes to distribute condoms were ineffectual in stemming the spread of HIV. Instead, he proposed programmes based around abstinence.

It is clear that condom distribution is the POPULAR solution to the HIV infection problem and the that the perspective held by Cardinal Napier cuts against the grain. I agree 100% with his assessment that the claim that people are too stupid to assess the risk of HIV infection absent a government condom is utterly offensive to their intellect. This is exactly what the proponents of condom distribution are suggesting.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport

Birmingham votes to rename airport for King aide

Associated Press
Published on: 07/16/08

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Directors voted Wednesday to rename the airport in this once-strictly segregated city for a civil rights leader who staged demonstrations alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Birmingham International Airport will become Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport once the Federal Aviation Administration approves the change.

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, 86, invited King to Birmingham in 1963, and televised scenes of police dogs and fire hoses being turned on black marchers helped the rest of the nation grasp the depth of racial animosity in the Deep South.

After the state banned the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Shuttlesworth and others organized the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights. The group led protests and filed suits challenging strict segregation laws in Birmingham, a steel-making city sharply divided between black and white, rich and poor.

Shuttlesworth's home was bombed twice, and he was repeatedly jailed and beaten while leading protests.

"Rev. Shuttlesworth was the leader of the movement here," said Angela Hall, a vice president at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. "He was headstrong in his belief that the city should not operate under that system of segregation. He was willing to step out front."

King went on to international fame, but Shuttlesworth was mostly unknown outside of Alabama until the publication of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Carry Me Home. Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution," by Diane McWhorter.

Mayor Larry Langford suggested renaming the airport for Shuttlesworth, who moved from Birmingham and spent most of the last 47 years leading a church in Cincinnati.

He has been in suburban Birmingham since February, when he came to the city for rehabilitation after suffering a mild stroke in September.

Before the name change is official, the authority needs a signed agreement from Shuttlesworth, who is expected to approve.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

"Poverty Is Man Made"??? - The Anti-Thesis Of My "Heat & Absence Of Heat" Theory

As strong as my opinions may seem at times I believe that I go out of my way to sample other people's views as a means of checking myself against the reality of the world. One such occasion was my review of an interview of leftwing feminist author Katha Pollitt who is a contributor to "The Nation Magazine". One thing that I must admit is that she displayed a high level of intelligence based on her ability to respond to questions that were thrown at her. A person's ability to present the rationale of how they arrived at such a conclusion, absent any logical leaps is a requirement that I have in crediting them with such a complement.

The one key logical leap that she made, however, provoked me to write this blog entry. Ms. Pollitt stated "Poverty is man made". She went on to make the case that poverty is the result of a system's acceptance of "inequality" and, no surprise, the rich should be taxed as the primary means of addressing this in equality.

People - there are few occasions in which my own line of thinking is allowed to be placed in such stark contrast to that of my common ideological adversary. I 100% reject Ms. Pollitt's notion as utter foolishness and the grounds for socialistic policies that trample property rights in the name of what they term "the greater good". This is a "greater good" that never seems to come forth. By the time this is realized, however, the damage is done and it is the people and their will to be free from the oppressive government's attempt to "make equal" who suffer the most.

Anyone who reads my views knows that my view is the reverse of Ms. Pollitt's. I am of the opinion that "WEALTH is the creation of man". I have recounted several times the knowledge that I obtained in high school from my physics teacher. He told us that "it is not proper to say "hot and cold" when speaking in terms of physics. The proper term is 'heat' and "the absence of heat'. This means that HEAT is an energy force. When applied to a body of matter that is otherwise free of heat and thus COLD then our bodies sense the presence of heat and thus the proper termination is established.

Likewise when it comes to economic matters of wealth and poverty - in my view - it is more accurate to make mention of a person who is positioned inside of a system that creates wealth and then a person who is depositioned in a system and thus is not able to procure wealth for their own use. Any attempt to rationalize this any other way only clouds the key focus that those who are impoverished should focus their energies toward. (I know what you are thinking - I will address this later).

At the fundamental level - we are in a market system. We are "selling our skills" and our employers are "purchasing our skills and labor" to achieve their own greater goal. If you increase the value and/or have unique skills that are of value chances are you increase the pay in the exchange.

Now just what were you thinking is the hole in my argument a few paragraphs above? SLAVERY!!!! When society was ordered so that a person did not have the free will to follow his own best interests then regardless of how much he attempted to improve his value - he received no benefit - his "owner" received the benefit. Why work harder or become more efficient when the next man is the beneficiary rather than you? I AGREE!

I can agree that the job of government is to create a body of laws and enforcement actions by which every man's basic human rights are protected and that any violators of these rights are punishable by sanction or arrest. Slavery was a perversion of human rights. The early industrial era and Jim Crow era sharecropping were also periods of economic exploitation. The owners received an undue share of the proceeds from operations and the workers were impoverished despite working hard and long. My take on the correction to this situation is not as is popularly considered though. I am in full support of collective bargaining where the base of workers who are resources to the corporation are empowered with the right to represent the collective interests of the labor force as a means of setting the pay rate and benefit package. To have one worker go in and stand on his own against the owners is not the means by which a "fair" market equilibrium can be achieved.

At the same time the injection of ACTIVIST government policies where the GOVERNMENT is seen as an agent AGAINST the corporation, to keep it in check is just as abominable as the situation when the corporations held sway against the workers and the governments via kickbacks for that matter. The government's role should be to act as an impartial arbiter to insure that a reasonable market equilibrium is produced not an ENGINEERED solution that reflects the strong bias of those who are in power.

Back to the key point at hand though. Ms. Pollitt's reasoning is troubling in that the first thing I thought of when I heard her say that "man creates poverty" is the view of a refugee camp in Chad or Laos. Using her logic their LACK of resources are due to a failure of some enveloping system to cast them into its safety net. The truth is that there is no such system that is present by default neither globally or locally. It is, in fact, the reverse. Poverty and destitution is the evidence of the LACK OF a system that, upon managing the environment can produce more favorable outcomes.

Would anyone argue with me if I said that the defacto state of the patch of land outside of my house which I took my lawn mower to this morning is that of weeds that grow until the weather kills them off and the entire cycle starts against next year during the warm season? It appears to me that Ms. Pollitt's argument would have us to believe that upon seeing the unkept grasses on the side of the road that I often drive past - I am witnessing societal break down - that is a failure to craft these areas into the manicured lawns that they should be. I am not attempting to create a straw man that I can then tear down. The fact is that this is a logical extension of her reasoning and it in fact places the incumbency upon the GOVERNMENT to manicure all of our lawns rather than upon the people themselves to work in a way so that first they optimize their own utility and then, of course, go throughout society seeking out exceptions that needed to be tended to because of their lack of ability to "cut their own lawns".

Most importantly we should not only consider the short term state of having "no poverty" (which certainly could be accomplished if we were to confiscate all of the wealth from the wealthy and hand it out). We should consider the LONG term impact regarding the societal conditioning that is inculcated upon the people with the acceptance of certain societal rules of social order. Do you recall my sentence regarding how SLAVERY was unjust because it confiscated an individual's free will toward working in his own best interest, the extra work going to benefit his own wallet? Well in the world of "government manicured outcomes"....slave like conditions are created as the reward for that next incremental unit of work - is not to your benefit.

Is there anyone who noted an increase in entrepreneurial spirit after the various Soviet bloc nations endured decades of engineering?

Monday, July 07, 2008

Is The Conflict Over "Skin Tone Preference" RACISM....When This Same Conflict Exists Intra-Racially As Well?

Newsweek: Blackout Despite Italian Vogue's recent black issue, the international fashion world still prefers white skin.

Something doesn't quite pass the smell test here. If the author calls the fashion world's preference for lighter skinned models "racist" in nature - how is it that this is so....and exclusive to them when in fact within the Black culture there is also a noted preference for lighter skin and more 'European features' such as hair texture, and facial features such as the nose?

If RACISM is defined as the assumption that one's genetic attributes makes their race superior to that of I define the term then it is clear that "racism" known no racial group boundary. Thus a Black persons who routinely makes assumptions about the physical points of beauty of another Black person that has been derived from that of another race is himself practicing "racism" - if the articles logic is followed.

In a tidy piece of cultural synchronicity, last month saw both the arrival of the latest issue of Italian Vogue, which exclusively features black models, and the debut in earnest of Barack Obama's presidential campaign as the Democratic nominee. Race has been a singularly polarizing, and thus creatively compelling, issue for centuries, but Obama's emergence onto the national and international stage has brought the topic out from the shadows. Sadly, in the modelling industry, attitudes about race aren't nearly as progressive as they appear to be in the political world. Italian Vogue's initiative has prompted some industry dialogue about why black models remain marginalized, but the issue runs across the entire color spectrum, affecting more than just black people. In the fashion circuit of cities like New York, Paris and Milan, or extended to a more international network of major cities like Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Bombay, racism is alive and well. Despite vastly different cultural and geographic contexts, and the unique physical characteristics of each country's citizens, in most places, light is still right.

In India, Indrani Dasgupta is one of the most successful supermodels, and it comes as no surprise that she's also fair-skinned. Hailing from Bengal, she's a beauty in a classically North Indian mould: high cheekbones, wide eyes and pale skin. India has some 'dusky' models (as they are called there) who have found success, but the prevailing standard of beauty remains defined by a genetic characteristic that leaves out the vast majority of the population. Whitening creams are best-selling cosmetic products, and many women, especially in the upper end of the socioeconomic bracket, take pains to stay out of the sun, opting instead for SPF 50. Dasgupta observes, "India is a media-obsessed country and the images that are beamed into millions of homes are those of lighter [skinned] actors and actresses. Everybody wants to look like a movie star, so it really feeds off each other, where art is imitating life, or vice versa."

(The complete article can be found at the link above.

Abstract Political Theories & Habeas Corpus - Abraham Lincoln Nails It!!

On the issue about the deadly costs of "ideological and political abstraction".....Abraham Lincoln "nails it" in his response to Congress regarding why he suspended the writ of habeas corpus and locked up several anti-war activists in Maryland, including the mayor of Baltimore. The actions of these few men risked tipping their states into armed opposition against the federal government and thus the possible destruction of the union itself. While the deep South had already split from the Union, the border states in which Lincoln imposed this rule and deployed forces had not yet joined the Confederacy.  Had Lincoln not acted additional lives would have been lost as more guns would have been pointed against Union forces as the Confederacy was allowed to grow stronger while the Federal government was bound by theory.  

Once again the proclivity of my long time ideological opposition requires that the entity that they are able to MANAGE via their court action and protests maintain its composure while the opposition who is not bound to any particular governing principles uses their long knives to cut the femoral artery of the entity who is bound to keep its composure as they head up toward the jugular vein for their mortal blow. In my view Abe Lincoln's actions where not only justified but purely logical by all measure.

Of the critics of Abraham Lincoln today are the "Confederate Sympathizers" who see him as a scallywag, this issue only adding to their charge as well as the "Civil Liberties Theorists" to which this post is most directed toward. These theorists are rarely made to recognize the costs of their theories because of the continued existence of the very system that protects them against such arbitrary abuse. What would have been the consequences of having the United States government collapsed by those who would rebel against it and the rule of law itself? Surely your valued writ of habeas corpus would be invalidated if the government that enforces it and other cherished rights is voided.

Logically any martial law or suspension of rights should be done only at time of extreme circumstance. I will yield that the most sensible of those civil rights theorists understand this as well as I do. I can even agree that their threshold for relinquishing this right might simply be higher than mine but of their friends who are far beyond into the point of pure theory there can be no excuse or explanation for their abstrations from reality.

Lincoln's Response To Congress (After Having Suspended Habeas Corpus:

(Please note - the original document is a PDF file. It contains edits of words that have been purged. Those purged notes have been italicised since there is no strikeout function on this blog).

Lincoln’s Response to Congressi
Abraham Lincoln, [May-June 1861] (Message to Congress, July 4, 1861, Handwritten Draft)

Soon after the first call for militia, I felt it my duty to authorize the Commanding
General, in proper cases, according to his discretion, to suspend the previlege of
the writ of habeas corpus -- or, in other words, to arrest, and detain, without
resort to the ordinary processes and forms of law, such individuals as he might
deem dangerous to the public safety. At my verbal request, as well as by the
Generals own inclination, this authority has been exercised but very sparingly--
Nevertheless, the legality and propriety of what has been done under it, are
questioned; and I have been reminded from a high quarter that one who is sworn
to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed" should not himself be one to
violate them-- So I think. Of course I gave some consideration to the questions of
power, and propriety, before I acted in this matter--

The whole of the laws which I was sworn to see take care that they should be
faithfully executed, were being resisted, and failing of execution to be executed,
in nearly one third of the states. Must I have allowed them to finally fail of
execution, even had it been perfectly clear that by the use of the means
necessary to their execution, some provision of one single law, made in such
extreme tenderness of the citizens liberty, that more rogues than honest men
practically more of the guilty than the innocent, find shelter under it, should, to a
very limited extent, be violated?
some single law, made in such extreme
tenderness of the citizens liberty, that practically, it relieves more of the guilty,
than the innocent, should, to a very limited extent, be violated? To state the
question more directly, are all the laws, but one, to go unexecuted, and the
government itself go to pieces, lest that one law be violated? Even in such a case
I should consider my official oath broken if I should allow the government to be
overthrown, when I might think the disregarding the single law would tend to
preserve it-- But, in this case I was not, in my own judgment, driven to this
ground-- In my opinion I violated no law-- The provision of the Constitution that
"The previlege of the writ of habeas corpus, shall not be suspended unless when,
in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it" is equivalent to
a provision -- is a provision -- that such previlege may be suspended when, in
cases of rebellion, or invasion, the public safety does require it. I decided that we
have a case of rebellion, and that the public safety does require the qualified
suspension of the previlege of the writ of habeas corpus, which I authorized to be
made. Now it is insisted that Congress, and not the executive, is vested with this
power-- But the Constitution itself, is silent as to which, or who, is to exercise the
power; and as the provision plainly was made for a dangerous emergency, I can
not bring myself to believe that the framers of that instrument intended that in
every case the danger should run it's course until Congress could be called
together, the very assembling of which might be prevented, and in as was in- of
which might be prevented, as was intended in this case, by the rebellion--
I enter upon no more extended argument; as an opinion, at some length, will be
presented by the Attorney General--
Whether there shall be any legislation upon the subject, and if any, what, I
submit entirely to the better judgment of Congress--

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Balance: The Cupid Shuffle

Where as some of the other songs contain ignorant lyrics - I have to give credit to Cupid with his "Cupid Shuffle". This is a good dancing/feel good song. Suitable for all ages.

Excuse Me Black People - Will You Dance To Anything?

Song: A Milli
Artist: Lil Wayne
Track Number: 3
Album: Tha Carter III
Print Correct
Lil Wayne A Milli Lyrics
A Milli by Lil Wayne
I'm a Millionaire,
I'm a Young Money Millionaire, tougher than Nigerian hair,
My criteria compared to your career just isnt fair,
I'm a venereal disease like a menstrual bleed...
Threw the pencil and leak the sheet of the tablet in my mind,
Cause I don't write shit cause I ain't got time,
Cause my seconds, minutes, hours go to the almighty dollar,
And the almighty power of dat cha cha cha cha chopper,
Sister, Brother, Son, Daughter, Father motha f**k a copper,
Got da maserati dancin on the bridge pussy poppin,
Tell the coppers... hahahaha you can't catch em, you can't stop em,
I go by them goon rules
If you can't beat em then you prop em,
You can't man em then you mop em,
You can't stand em then you drop em,
You pop em cause we pop em like Orville Redenbacher,

[Verse 2:]
A million here a million there
Sicilian bitch with long hair with coke in her dariaire
Like smokin the thinest air I open the Lamborghini
Hopin them crackers see me like look at dat bastard Weezy
Hes a beast hes, a dog hes, a muthfukin problem
Ok your a goon but what's a goon to a goblin
Nothin nothin you ain't scarin nothin
On some faggot bullshit call em dennis rodman
Call me what you want bitch call me on my Sidekick
Never answer when it's private damn I hate a shy Bitch
Don't u hate a shy bitch yea I ate a shy bitch
And she ain't shy nomore she changed her name to My bitch
Yea nigga that's my bitch so when she ask for the Money when you through don't be surprised bitch
It ain't trickin if u got it
But u like a bitch with no ass u ain't got shit
Muthafuka I'm ill not sick
And I'm ok but my watch sick
Yea my drop sick
Yea my glock sick
And my knot thick
Im it

Muthafuka I'm ill...

[Verse 3:]
They say I'm rappin like BIG, jay, and tupac
Andre 3000 where is eryka badu at
Who dat
Who dat said dey gon beat lil wayne
My name ain't Bic but I keep dat flame man
Who dat one dat do dat boy ya knew dat tru da Swallow
And I be da shit now u got loose bowels
I don't O U like two vowels
But I would like for u to pay me by the hOUr
And I'd rather be pushin flowers
Then to be in the pen sharin showers
Tony told us this world was ours
And the bible told us every girl was sour
Don't play in her garden and don't smell her flower
Call me Mr. Carter or Mr. Lawn Mower
Boy I got so many bitches like I'm Mike Lowry
Even Gwen Stefani said she could'nt doubt me
Muthafuka I say life ain't shit without me
Chrome lips pokin out the coupe look like it's poutin
I do what I do and u do what u can do about it
Bitch I can turn a crack rock into a mountian
Dare me
Don't u compare me cause there ain't nobody near me They don't see but they hear me
They don't feel me but they fear me I'm illi

If this is "judgmentalism" then SO BE IT!!!

I have to admit that 'IT IS ME AND HOW I THINK'. Nothing more. Just me.

I am not an old man. Married and thus out of the 'game'. I can hang out with the boys and I am not averse to going to a club with the wife and having a good time. We do more house parties than clubs though.

Last night after bar hopping with a good friend - talking about marriage as a subject more than anything else my friend took me to the final club for the night. "Peppers" in Riverdale GA.

The house was packed. This is a nice place for working class Black folks to hang out and have a good time among friends. There are plenty of nice looking ladies there if you are seeking one.

The ladies. I was watching them. I realize that in many of their interests - "A nice beat" can get them dancing.

Inserted inside of the lyrics of these songs with "nice beats" can be any type of assault upon them. The DJ will not be told to turn off the music as it was offensive to them. If Don Imus was to reappear in another life as a Black man and a rapper - he would have no problem getting any word of insult passed through - as long as he added a beat to it.

Again - I know that it is just me.

I must be honest - the musical arrangement for Lil Wayne's song "A Milli" showed talent. I had never heard the song before. Once played - the dance floor got crowded and nearly every woman who was not on the floor stood up and were moving their hips or doing their steps right at their seats.

A party is no time to do my normal observations and analysis. I realize this but at the same time - in order to understand where the problem resides one must also be willing to be exposed to various elements.

Do not consider this "judgment". I don't do "moralism". If every last one of these people woke up this morning and went to church - this is fine with me.

View this in the context of FUNCTIONALITY. How might greater consciousness be achieved among our people when this type of foolishness is played with popular response? I truly hope that no one is indeed listening to the lyrics.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ron Kirk challenges Fort Worth leaders to mentor black youths

Article: Ron Kirk challenges Fort Worth leaders to mentor black youths

FORT WORTH — Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk challenged African-American business and civic leaders in Fort Worth on Thursday to foster education among black youths and restore family values.

Speaking at the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards luncheon, Kirk told the sell-out crowd that they need to live up to their responsibility as leaders and mentor black teenagers. He also said the government and the nation need to do more to support black colleges and universities.

"I believe our community is in peril," Kirk said. "Our future is in crisis."

Kirk, who unsuccessfully sought a U.S. Senate seat in 2002, is the Texas chairman of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.

Citing statistics, Kirk said that in 1865, less than 5 percent of the freed slave population could read. About 50 years later, 80 percent of blacks could read and write. But today, in every major urban area in the country, less than half of African-American boys and girls entering the eighth grade will graduate from high school, he said.

Moreover, Kirk said it is a sad fact that census statistics on the number of 13- and 14-year-old black and Hispanic boys are used to forecast prison construction.

"We cannot sit here and just celebrate this day and celebrate the accomplishments of those here and not recognize that our generation has been the beneficiaries of everything our parents and grandparents fought for," Kirk said. "Our generation has to be re-engaged in saving the future of our children."

On The Question Of Marriage and Enforcement Of Traditions Of Marriage

The purpose of this post is to permanently record my own thoughts posted on the Booker Rising blog.

Take a step back and consider the two tracks of known and accepted "emotional damage" to Black people today:

* RACISM!!! - where you are made to feel like trash by someone else because of your race

* FATHERLESSNESS - where your own self worth can be assaulted as you wonder if it is "your fault" that dad has left and other assorted issues contained within. I recall from personal experience growing up the peer pressure and jokes made on the family of 4 up the street who had a good looking mother and no father around. We joked about their relative poverty. We joked about the occasional man that their fine mother used to bring around. And when we were "busting" on each other and one of the family in question was the opponent - there were plenty of times in which some reference to "your daddy" was brought up into the exchange because it was an obvious pain point to all of them.

Of these two issues - racism and family structure - both of which cause harm only ONE OF THEM get proactive play within many circles of the "Civil Rights" dominated Black Activism. RACISM has an EXTERNAL operator who has hurt us for nothing more than being BLACK! Being that an outsider of known quantity is the operative it is fairly easy to get a crowd of Blacks in agreement that they will MARCH at dawn on Saturday to counteract this threat that has caused so much pain and which has caused us to levitate below our full potential.

The second "threat" is handled very differently mostly because our community is not as attuned to MANAGEMENT as compared to MARCHING. The question of structured and traditional family bonds challenges the popular sentiments WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. This community has been pro-libertarian and non-judgmental with respect to social order despite the claims of our "conservatism" in this area. Indeed there might be some segments who are more "liberal" (typically those who have been indulging in the situation in question themselves - ie the Gay community) but it is the Black community itself which is tacitly supportive of their particular saga because of our own experiences with forces of repression.

The problem is that these operatives (some of whom are WITHIN our midst) always attempt to link their struggles against traditional values which stand distinct from our challenges over SKIN COLOR as being indistinguishable. The Blacks who have little grounding in any particular BEDROCK OF BELIEFS due to the need for DIRECTED OUTCOMES rather than FREEDOM FOR FREEDOM'S sake take the bait and join in with them.

Missing from this entire movement is the recognition that in order to manage the FRANCHISE and remain in ownership of the OUTCOMES those who are held accountable for these OUTCOMES must at times go against what is the immediate POPULAR WILL and instead hold fast toward what has known to work.

There are plenty of PSEUDO-FRANCHISERS in our midst. They show themselves by preaching these OUTCOMES as stated above but making THE STATE out to be the agency by which this condition will be obtained by the Black masses. Truth is that they are not interested in obtain this end - they are doing little more than latching their own ideological notions about what government should do onto a people desperate to find some agent by which these ends might be long as it is not expressly UPON THEIR OWN BACKS and thus their own actions. Aversion to CHANGING their own actions toward confinement is prime. The peddler of such a promise will enjoy popularity. Those who evangelize the contrary message that it is YOU who need to straighten up (not the system) won't have such a virtual mega church of a following.

The INTERNAL vs EXTERNAL battle is prime in so many struggles that the Black community faces. It is my view that the near exclusive focus on the external is done at a loss of the capabilities for us to develop a culture of management and self-sufficiency. Since this concept is eschewed - what does it matter how the people choose to orient themselves in their relationships that are had in the context of child birth and indoctrination? In their minds it is the STATE'S responsibility and thus they are to blame for the failings contained within the community.

Externalities directly correlates to VICTIMIZATION. Internalization requires MANAGEMENT of all of the direct resources seeking to benefit from the change.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The AIDS Threat To Black Populations: Black Conspiracies / White Scientists

Sometimes something must be said lest you perish in the silence of capitulation.

As I tuned into C-SPAN III this morning I noticed that they had been running a marathon of past discussions surrounding the AIDS crisis. Today's discussion was from 2005. I saw an author of the book "Moving Mountain: The Race To Treat AIDS". This is by Anne-Christine D'Adesky. She is a White female.

Not that her race or gender matters except for the fact that she included two key references in her book as to the important forces working upon the consciousness of both South African and African-American Blacks with regards to their skepticism about the origins of AIDS and the resulting treatments.

For the African-America, of course, she tapped the "Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment" as the unsavory history by which many African-Americans suspect that a virus and disease which is working its way through Black American communities that it can be no accident.

For the South African Black - the long history of Apartheid and suspected ties to the American CIA sits as a significant source of their skepticism. Ms. D'Adesky reported that the government of P.W. Botha had conspired to use germ warfare as a means of killing Black people. The fact that he was brought into the transition government rather than prosecuted for crimes against humanity only added to their suspicions regarding their government.

I can only say that Ms. D'Adesky reported on these two forces as a "matter of fact" rather than having justified them in any way. I will have to review her segment at length to make this final determination.

At the same time we have yet another example as to how certain thought only serve to neutralize Black folks into taking adequate defensive action RIGHT NOW to insure that this deadly disease does not spread within their midst. Knowing WHO DID THIS TO YOU is not going to do anything to insure that the next person is not infected. The only way this is going to be curtailed is to reduce the occasions in which the exchange of body fluid occurs between the infected and those who are prsently virus free. There will be no "secret serum" that is found after the bad guy admits his guilt and then everyone is cured upon inhaling the serum.

I am frustrated at how certain conspiracy theories only serve to neutralize the masses into continuing to do all that is necessary to propagate the spread because they refuse to change in the face of the threat.

(more on this later)