Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Daily Rituals Of The Wealthy And The Poor

Whites Make More Use Of The Internet Than Blacks

(Lifted From Redding News Review)

"The job I'm trying to get now requires me to know how to operate a computer," said Elmer Griffin, 70, a retired truck driver from Bessemer, Ala., who was recently rejected for a job at an auto-parts store because he was unable to use the computer to check the inventory. "I wish I knew how, I really do. People don't even want to talk to you if you don't know how to use the Internet."
Griffin is among the roughly 20 percent of American adults who do not use the Internet at home, work and school, or by mobile device, a figure essentially unchanged since Barack Obama took office as president in 2009 and initiated a $7 billion effort to expand access, chiefly through grants to build wired and wireless systems in neglected areas of the country.
Administration officials and policy experts say they are increasingly concerned that a significant portion of the population, around 60 million people, is shut off from jobs, government services, health care and education, and that the social and economic effects of that gap are looming larger. Persistent digital inequality - caused by the inability to afford Internet service, disinterest or a lack of computer literacy - is also deepening racial and economic disparities in the United States, experts say.
"As more tasks move online, it hollows out the offline options," said John B. Horrigan, a senior research fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. "A lot of employers don't accept offline job applications. It means if you don't have the Internet, you could be really isolated."
Seventy-six percent of white American households use the Internet, compared with 57 percent of African-American households, according to the "Exploring the Digital Nation," a Commerce Department report released this summer and based on 2011 data.
The figures also show that Internet use overall is much higher among those with at least some college experience and household income of more than $50,000.
Low adoption rates among older people remain a major hurdle. Slightly more than half of Americans 65 and older use the Internet, compared with well over three-quarters of those under 65.
In addition, Internet use is lowest in the South, particularly in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.
Willa Ohnoutka, 78, who has lived in the same house in suburban Houston for 40 years, said she did not use the Internet at all. "I use my telephone," Ohnoutka said. "I get news on the TV. I'm just not comfortable involving myself with that Internet."

Others cite expense as the reason they do not use the Internet.
"I am cheap," said Craig Morgan, 23, a self-employed carpenter from Oxford, Miss. So far, he has made do without the Internet at home, but while he has used a smartphone to connect, that has limitations, he said.
"When we came home from the hospital with our new baby two months ago," the hospital "took pictures and put them online," he said. "We had to go to my in-laws to order them."

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The Testimony From Oprah Winfrey About The "Racism" She Still Suffers Today Serves As Proof That "Non-White White Supremacy" Is More Powerful Than Money And Industry Power

More Black Americans Can Relate To Oprah Winfrey's Experiences With RACISM Than They Can Relate To Her Access To Centers Of Power Around The World

In my "corporate career" I can recall being in many "Just Between Us Chickens" sessions in which a collect of Black co-workers find themselves within the environment but away from White people and decide to share stories about the RACISM that they have suffered.

I have never volunteered any "racism stories" in any of these sessions.  Instead I use them to collect data bout how other people feel inside.   (Please do not assume any prejudice on my part in my statement of this phenomenon).

As I have said several times previously - I recall a Black male manager with no less than 9 White employees reporting to him complaining about the "Racism" directed at him from a process administrator as she snapped at him for loading her up with paper work for some orders that needed to be entered into the system at the last minute.

I recall asking myself why this Black manager allowed a low ranking White female who has no power and received a fraction of his salary cause him angst in such a manner.

The fact is that most other people in the office had run-ins with her and they attributed it to the fact that she was a "bitch - with a bad attitude" when she got forced to work hard.

The truth is that this Black sales manager did not suffer "Racism" from this White woman - in the classical sense of the word.   These "Just Between Us Chickens" sessions are meant to AFFIRM CONGREGATIONAL UNITY among the masses.   When someone got released for not making their numbers - they only needed to refer back to the previous discussions to affirm that "THEY don't want Black people having any power around here".    (My view:  Its not just "Black people" that this is applied to in some instances with senior management).

Oprah Winfrey Shows That The "Internal Search For External Affirmation In The Minds Of Black People" Is Not Quenched With Fame, Fortune Or Power

I have no hard feelings against the interview made by Oprah Winfrey.
This is her world view.  This is her opinion.

The fact that the most powerful woman in show business, who is a billionaire is able to feel sentiments of "racism" based upon the reactions that other non-Black people present to her merely affirms my previous conclusions:

RACISM as a force must be factored in with OTHER FORCES (of uplift and degradation) in order to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the forces bearing down upon an aircraft (the Black consciousness that carries the being that is in human form).

Most importantly is the notion that:  YOU CAN'T CONFUSE "GRAVITY" AS A DOWNWARD PUSHING FORCE as all aircraft that are airborne are in an "unnatural state".

Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Woman From Sierra Leon That Renewed My Hope In Humanity And Cut My Window Blinds Down To Size

On a recent home improvement project I needed to purchase some window blinds.
I went to Lowes home improvement center and purchased some blinds.  

I needed to have them cut down to the size of my window.

A Black African woman responded to the summons on the store PA system.
I remember talking to her a few years ago after hearing her accent.  I had in my mind that she told me that she was from Liberia.

I didn't initiate any small talk with her this time because I was frustrated after having run back and forth between Lowes and Home Depot trying to the right style with sufficient quantities in stock.

As she was configuring the cutting machine a co-worker came up to her with a shopping cart full of clothes.  He, a White male told her "I have a shopping cart full of goodies from my mother for your mission work".

She thanked him profusely and assured him that this help from his mother would be much appreciated.

This exchange piqued my interest.

"Where are you from?"

"I am from Sierra Leon.  My husband and I run a Christian missionary outreach effort back to my native country of Sierra Leon

"Americans do not realize how fortunate you are.   Just $35 could feed a group of people where I am from."

"You are correct in your assessment.  Most Americans are consumer oriented.  They would never be able to survive in the conditions that are in your country.     Have you ever heard of 'Pennies For Pasho' the singing group from Uganda?"

"Yes, yes I am familiar with them"

"Well they came to my church earlier this summer.  I was amazed to learn that these kids in the orphanage eat 3 means a day of pasho (grits) and beans.   I also noticed that none of them were overweight.  I also learned about "chiggers" - the fleas that embed themselves in people's feet as they walk barefoot."

"In Sierra Leon I help people to set up gardens so they can have food to sell.  In my country you either produce food for consumption or for sale or you starve.    You Americans have no idea.   Look at this place.  Window coverings for several hundreds of dollars.   People in other parts of the world are focusing on basic subsistence.   They appreciate the little that they have.

"I have two daughters that are here with me and a young son that is back at home with his grandmother.  I want him to grow to age 18 in his native culture before I bring him to the United States"

"Ahh  (like Barack Obama spent his formative years in Indonesia and Hawaii before coming to the US mainland - I thought to myself)  that's a good idea.  So he can know himself and not fall prey to peer pressure.

"I tell you what - If you told me that you were planning to import the American culture over to your country I would fly over there and stop you."

"Our culture is strong.   The people are so poor that they have no choice but to work together and not be so materialistic.  There is no money to be materialistic.

"My faith is in GOD.  That he will provide a way for my people to survive.  I have been working here for 15 years and things are starting to happen for me.   But then I decided to turn down a manager's job because it would take me away from my mission work - that is more important to me.

"More money but less time available to coordinate my mission work is not in my best interests.  I turned it down so I can focus on what GOD has called me to do.  Help my people."

(I feel the same way in my own "corporate" versus "personal entrepreneurship.   "Da Man" steals my talent and my work effort - giving me a salary that keeps me comfortable but too distracted to do the "break out" move that I want to do in certain areas that would create jobs and value added services for the customers)

"Let me ask you a question from your perspective about a few things.  Since you are doing Christian missionary work - some of the critics in America - they are mostly secularists believe that the American right-wing evangelicals are influencing you all in order to exploit you."

"My mother has been a minister in my country for a long time.  That is ridiculous.   God's message is working its way through my country.   We are carrying it forth".

"More specifically -  how do you all address homosexuality in your country?   The American secularists portray you all as IGNORANT AFRICANS who are being tricked into being anti-gay by American right-wing evangelicals"

"We just don't do homosexual relationships in my country.   Everyone is so busy living in small houses.  I am the oldest of 5 children.   I was raised to take care of my brothers and sisters.   You Americans just have too much time on your hands to involve yourselves into such things.   Our culture is strong.  Homosexuality is a foreign thing to my people".

"Have you ever heard of Dr Moyo, the female economist from Zambia? "

"I believe I have"

"Well she says that Africa has gotten too dependent on foreign aid.   For example these clothes that you are going to send back home they come at the expense of locally produced garments that the people would manufacture, purchase and wear.  What do you say to that?"

"Listen.  Africa is a big, big continent. It has many regions. There might be countries there that get a lot of foreign aid.  In my community - we have no foreign aid.   The people have to fend for themselves.

"It might be in these other places that the money is going to the government and then the government is stealing it and it never reaches the people.

"In my missionary work I take the money and the clothing directly to the people and place it into their hands.

"I help out friends and family members with money.   When I sense that they are getting dependent on me and not doing their part - I cut them off.   I can look at other people who only need $10 so they can plant a crop and sell it so their children can purchase school supplies or clothing.

"We don't have a problem with foreign aid.  No one is helping us.  We have to help ourselves."

(I have a conference call coming up.   Every time I talk to her she stops the machine because she wants to give me her undivided attention. )

"What was that web site that you gave to your co-worker?"


"This is the ministry for me and my husband.  He is an American from Michigan.   I got him on board by taking him to see the people in my country and how God is calling upon us to help them."

"Thank You Government" - The Words That The Secularists Want To Hear You Say

This post is not about Raven Symone's sexual orientation.

When she expressed her pleasure about her new found right to marry her same sex partner she thanked THE GOVERNMENT and expressed her pride in it.

"The Will Of Man" is always negotiable but rarely does it own up to the societal consequence that are produced after the consensus is reached and implemented.