If I Die Tonight

This blog is written in hope my afterlife will give an answer to my living life.

Dear GOD, where were You when Slave Masters introduced You to Black people?  Your silence appeared to agree with those that oppressed us, why didn’t You do something?   When the White racists were hanging many Black men for no reason, other than their entertainment/pleasure, where were You?   It’s been written that You are all-powerful, why didn’t You use your powers then?  I think You could have sent a hurricane or a tsunami, anything to prevent those horrible acts.  America boasts about being “The Land Of The Free”.  Why were Black people denied that freedom?  I’m trying hard to understand your ways, maybe I will find out in my afterlife.  This was the introduction of Black people to America.  Dear GOD why?

Why do you allow so many Clergymen to swindle money from those who believe in you?  Many of the believers are poor, meanwhile, the Preachers are rich owning Airplanes and living in huge houses.  Why?

Diseases are another area which is perplexing, take for example Cancer-billions years have been invested and yet no cure has been discovered.   When it comes to taking life, instruments are created in minutes, take for example guns.  How many more school shooting do we have to have, how many more mini coffins do we have to see, from the inner city to the suburbs. There is far too many senseless death.  Why?

I realize that there are many Countries out there having greater challenges than what we are experiencing in America, however, as a Black man I’m not sure if others have a greater number of unanswered questions than we do while living in America.  From Slavery to now, no other race in America has come close to the struggles we’ve experienced from yesterday to today.  Why?

Politically speaking, I’m even more exhausted trying to make some sense of having Trump as President.  No President in modern history in America has been so foolish, lacking in character and moral judgment than Trump.  Why was he allowed to become President?   Almost everyone agrees Trump is ignorant and unfit to be President and yet there he is, Why?  Why are so-call journalists allowing Trump surrogates (like Rudy Giuliani) to speak a bunch of nonsense without any correction?  Even worse, this foolish little man gets to pick Supreme Court Judges…Lord, why?

Unequal Sentence for Blacks… Decades of research have shown that the criminal courts sentence black defendants more harshly than whites.  It exposes the fact that African-American defendants get more time behind bars — sometimes twice the prison terms of whites with identical criminal histories — when they commit the same crimes under identical circumstances. It also shows how bias on the part of individual judges and prosecutors drives sentencing inequity.  Why have we been allowed to be treated so unfairly?  If I die tonight will You let me know the answers to my questions?

Education and Betsy DeVos, This is the second saddest commentary of them all (Slavery is number one).  This *itch proposed to cut 9 billion dollars to education.  Watch her defend her position without a heart(video posted below).  Education is the doorway to new possibilities and opportunities, yet that door is almost closed.  It seems as if prejudice and racism have been resurrected by this administration, so why are they allowed to be so cruel and mean-even to the children?

Maybe I’m aggravated because I don’t have enough answers to my questions or maybe I’m frustrated because I’m unable to change the things I have questions about.

Dear GOD, will you answer my questions, will you speak a WORD to change the WORLD, will you TOUCH hearts to change the SPIRIT of prejudice and racist people to change their ways, will you give the answer to cure CANCER,  or will I have to die (tonight) to find out

WHY? WHY? WHY?

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Please watch the videos posted below.  Tim Wise talks about 400 years of headstart and advantages  https://youtu.be/6JErESW-CQI 

Congressman Hakeen Jeffries demonstrates how to destroy Trump’s surrogates talking points https://youtu.be/lUkEvkPC0s4

Unequal Sentences for Blacks and Whites (a must read) https://nyti.ms/2hTeiDU

Education and Betsy DeVos https://youtu.be/ptNTqF5zIxE

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I’M NOT SURE ABOUT THIS BUT…

I think if the entire Sports Complex would join hands and truly get Politically involved they could change the face of Congress, the Senate and the White House.  A few voices from the NFL and maybe a couple of voices from NBA is a start but it’s not enough to make a meaningful change.  History has proven that the majority with a loud voice can change the directions of a Nation.  Famous athletes, Entertainers, and Educators must do more than make statements, they must seriously get involved and rally the base.  When I think of our base, I’m shocked that we lose any national elections (but we do).  Just think we have the majority of Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Women, Young people, Educators, Entertainers, the middle class, the poor, most sports athletes and most minorities.  One may ask, why are the three branches of Government being controlled by Conservative Repubs when we have all that base of supporters.

I’m not sure about this but, I think Democrats analyze shit too much because they don’t have a backbone.  Today they’re discussing on making the midterm elections about issues rather than about Trump (do issues but Trump must be the pig they cook).  This school of thought is beyond stupid.  To ignore the Big Pink Elephant in the middle of the living room daily is a difficult thing to do admittedly, but a spineless group of Democrats is planning on doing such a thing.  Mainstream media and so-call Progressive media (MSNBC) think it would be smart to make it an issue campaign rather than about Trump. They are so stupid and full of themselves to believe that if we don’t make it just about Trump we might be able to peel off some of his supporters.  This spineless group of Democrats is so weak and afraid they are even considering dropping the word Progressive altogether.

We must go all in 24/7 on Trump, let him keep his 35% of supporters, (frankly, we don’t want them} we don’t need them.  I sincerely believe we can build on the diversity which we already have.  Now is the time to challenge America on the issues Trump has made more popular than ever before. Racism, Bigotry and the ugly faces of Prejudice which divide us than unite us.  My argument is simply to remind good Americans who may be on the fence whether they should or shouldn’t support Trump or Republicans that support Trump.  It is imperative we show the many lies, conspiracy theories, he has told (and continues to do so), the racist statements he has made.  This man even had a sex fund to keep his victims quiet.  Trump’s lack of moral character goes far beyond these few examples and we’ve been told not to make it about Trump.  I can understand the Right not wanting us exposing his many flaws but I cannot understand why the Left is so fearful, “what in the hell do you have to lose”.

I’m not sure about this but, had Bill Clinton said and done all the things Trump is accused of there wouldn’t be enough hours in the day for the wall to wall coverage they would do to detail his flaws.   Furthermore, Mainstream News, Conservatives, Repubs and Political Pundits would not be advising their candidates not to make it about Clinton.  The Right would not be concerned or afraid of what the media thinks.  Their goal would be to expose, highlight and magnify their opponent’s flaws so much until they change many voters minds before the election.

Now had President Obama did and said all the things Trump has done, we would be experiencing a whole nother scenario.  Perhaps we would be looking at a new law under by The Supreme Court.   I can imagine it being explained something like this:  After long deliberation and agonizing discussions whether to render life imprisonment or the death penalty, we conclude that the death penalty should be given.  Reporters would then go live on all networks to explain what had just happened and their talking point would be to say: President Obama’s day-to-day lies were what influenced the Court to come to their decision for the death penalty.  In the Black Communities, they would be saying it wasn’t his lies it was because he was screwing all those White girls and paying them to keep quiet.  In any case, I think we all could agree that such flawed candidate as Trump needs and should be exploited, exposed and magnified 24/7.

While parties are now focusing on the mid-term elections, Trump is focusing on discrediting Mueller and the entire FBI investigation of him.  Trump has tweeted more than fifty times that this investigation is a witch hunt and that there was no collusion.  I’m not sure about all that which leads me and many wondering will he be successful or will Congress be forced to Impeach base on the Mueller Report?   After all, Mueller has been pretty successful thus far.

I’m not sure about this but, we will soon find out.

 

*Wikipedia  United States elections, 2018

*Donald Trump Has Managed To Tell 3,001 Lies As President. Here Are Five Of His Best https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a20111768/donald-trump-has-managed-to-tell-3001-lies-as-president-here-are-five-of-his-best/ via @EsquireUK

 

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HOW TO DEFEAT TRUMP

The United States presidential election of 2020, scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, will be the 59th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors who in turn will either elect a new president and vice president through the electoral college or reelect the incumbents. The series of presidential primary elections and caucuses are likely to be held during the first six months of 2020. This nominating process is also an indirect election, where voters cast ballots selecting a slate of delegates to a political party’s nominating convention, who then, in turn, elect their party’s presidential nominee.

President Donald Trump of the Republican Party, who was elected in 2016, is eligible to seek reelection.  In the event, Trump runs and win the Republican Party as their nominee he should be boldly confronted about his character and behavior.   If lying doesn’t offend you or disrespecting women and others, Trump is definitely your man.  On the other hand, if he is not, you should vote for a candidate who’s willing to publicly disrobe Trump and deal with him on a level where he not only understands but most American will as well.

I’ve written many blogs condemning Trump’s character and if you have not had the opportunity to read any of my blogs I encourage you to do so.  I do understand how busy life can be, therefore, here are some of the comments I’ve made about Trump in previous blogs.

” Before I continue, allow me to address how Trump beat sixteen Republicans.  Trump simply out racist them.  Remember Trump proudly and boldly carried out a one year campaign against President Obama’s birth and schooling.  No other Republican was brave enough to go that far.  Meanwhile, thirty percent of White Americans seemingly were waiting for someone to be racist enough to say what Trump was saying.  Black Americans and people of color always knew the race card still exist and played a major part in America.  The false sense of Trump’s greatness to beat sixteen qualified Republicans was no phenomenon, on the contrary, it was race-baiting at the lowest level. divide and conquer”.

“Trump was born into racism, his father was a racist.  Trump is very comfortable palling around with racist people.  Alex Jones, Rush Limbaugh, and others alike shares one common thread which binds them; Confederate Conservativism, they believe in the Alt-Right Movement.  “Take Back Their Country” is their mantra, The Alt-Right is nothing more than a dressed up name for the modern-day KKK”.

“Should we be Outraged When our democracy is broken, when we don’t enforce the rules of Law, when we allow bullies to bully?  Should we be Outraged at ourselves as well?  Already Trump has fallen short, but having fallen short after taking the oath of office, we as Americans should be Outraged”!

The official count of Trump lies is nearing a new benchmark. President Trump has made nearly 2,000 false statements in his first year as president.  New York Times as reported JUNE 23, 2017 lays out how many times and how often Trump lies.  It’s not just his lies, but his arrogance displayed (as if he’s privileged to do so because he’s RICH and WHITE, with the extra bonus of being PRESIDENT).  I must admit this is very disturbing and upsetting for me.  The many things Trump has done and said are totally contrary to what Republicans once stood for.

If Trump chooses to run again the Laws of average says he will win simply because the economy is doing fine and he is an incumbent.  That is so unless an opponent gets down in the dirt where Trump lives.  Trump’s opponent(s), must be willing to disregard the moderator, disregard the fact that it is a Presidential Debate, disregard being polite or Politically Correct.  One must be willing to get dirty, must be willing to go down to the gutter where Trump lives.  A good example of this was demonstrated by the current governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards(D-LA) when he versed then-Senator David Vitter(R-LA) for the 2016 governor’s seat.  Vitter, like Trump, needed to be confronted head-on.  It’s important you check out this link  https://youtu.be/Ed5A5o91i5c     John Bell Edwards demonstrated how to defeat a very flaw candidate in this video exchange WATCH!  Gov. John Bel Edward demonstrated that when you attack someone with the character like Trump, you must go all in without any fears, ignore the moderator if you must.  Attack Attack Attack, as Bel Edward told Vitter, in their Governor Debate “I’m telling you to your face”

I’m not advocating that Governor John Bel Edwards run for President.  I am suggesting, however, that the Democrats need a fighter as such.  Someone who is willing to bring up Stormy Daniel, the cover-ups and others like her, confront Trump on the many lies he has spoken from- President Obama’s birth, crowd size, and countless others.  Trump must be confronted on stage in the Presidential debate on these and other matters, not through media war but as Gov. John Bel Edwards puts it, “I’m telling you to your face”.

If the Democratic candidate is unwilling to get in the gutter where Trump lives and chooses to stay above the fray “When they go low We go high” they will lose. ” Dignified” has its place but when you’re trying to pull down a nasty bully like Trump one must be willing to go low where he lives to get down and dirty.  Once it’s over and you win, you can always reclaim your dignity while saving the Country.

 

Rachel Maddow – Sparks fly as Edwards rips into Vitter in Louisiana debate

https://youtu.be/ZwJxh_Ydto4

*Wikipedia United States Presidential Election, 2020

*xtradonaire.wordpress.com… “NIGHTMARE”  “BORN AGAIN”  “DANGEROUS rich, arrogant, white & PRESIDENT” “WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE”

*New York Times  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html …    

 

Debbie Sideris#WeRemember on Twitter: "McCain only wants real Presidents at his funeral not ones that got captured by Russians @realDonaldTrump #TuesdayThoughts…

 

 

THE FIX IS IN

Trump and the Right Wing propaganda machine has done to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as it did to President Obama, feared the hell out of them to the point of being spineless and powerless.  

The Right Wing Machine continues to be victorious doing what it does, smearing whoever stands in their way.  Naturally, the vicious attack comes from Right-wing Talk Radio and Fox News; however, the most convincing attacks often come from the (so call) mainstream media.

The Main Stream Media does what Democrats and others have done, overcompensate to the Right for fear of the Conservatives screaming, “the media is bias and unfair towards them”.

Remember President Obama in 2016?  Prior to the election, he knew of the Russian efforts trying to interfere in our Presidential election yet he said nothing because he was fearful of what Trump and the Media would say.

I love and respect President Obama, but this was a cowardly and spineless act.

We don’t have to go far to see the many attacks made on the FBI; more pointedly at Rosenstein and Mueller.   Far too many Republican Congressmen, Senators, along with Trump, and his surrogates are constantly calling the FBI too corrupted to fairly investigate.

It pains me to write this blog, but I can’t ignore what my eyes see nor my senses.

It seems Rosenstein went out of his way to make it perfectly clear, “there was no interfering or involvement from any American”.

Rosenstein sounded so much like Trump, then it hit me…they got to him!

THE FIX IS IN!

It’s too late for MSNBC and Progressives to undo what is done.

Hopefully, we will turn out in droves to VOTE to take back the House, Senate, and the White House.

Rosenstein and Mueller did as President Obama did, took a spineless and cowardly way out…Rosenstein repeatedly emphasized that in this particular indictment, there is no allegation that these operatives had any effect on the outcome of the election. He also highlighted that Friday’s indictment does not allege that any American knowingly participated in the Russian operation.

To all my friends on Twitter, FB, Pinterest and everywhere,

THE FIX IS IN…

We know Trump has done more wrong than any modern President…even more wrong than Nixon.  Rodseinstien and Mueller, claim, they can’t find anything wrong, we all know that’s BS!

My Fellow Americans, it’s still true= Fear plus pressure can change a person, outcomes, and situations.

I really hate to be the one to crack and fry this egg… but, my friends it over, Trump is free because

THE FIX IS IN!

https://youtu.be/jG5x6J1Avz8

Sean Hannity media conspiracy seth rich

A TRIBUTE TO LeBRON JAMES

LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player currently in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 13 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams are the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer and are the NBA career playoff scoring leader.

James played high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he was highly promoted in the national media as a future NBA superstar. After graduating, he was selected by his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the first overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. James lead Cleveland to the franchise’s first Finals appearance in 2007, ultimately losing to the San Antonio Spurs. In 2010, he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, a controversial move featured in an ESPN special titled The Decision. James spent four seasons with the Heat, reaching the Finals all four years and winning back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, he led Miami on a 27-game winning streak, the third longest in league history. Following his final season with the Heat in 2014, James opted out of his contract and returned to the Cavaliers. From 2015 to 2017, he led the Cavaliers to three consecutive Finals, winning his third championship in 2016 to end Cleveland’s 52-year professional sports title drought.

I love and respect LeBron James or affectionately known as King James for more than basketball.  Unlike most superstar athletes, LeBron has been and continues to be outspoken on Political issues, equality, justice and fairness for all.  James doesn’t just speak from emotions, he does his homework on each issue he’s willing to support.

Maybe his Political views have made him a huge target to attack, by making it easy for Sports Commentators to report more negatively of him.   Thus saying, hundreds upon thousands end up hating him while not understanding why they hate him.  I wonder had he played it safe (like MJ) and just played ball, would he be known as The G.O.A.T.?  Most of his critics don’t realize they have been manipulated by the Political Establishment.  Unknowingly the media was used to make one think negatively of him without facts…LeBron is only guilty of speaking out on issues rather than just playing basketball and being silent.

In America, there is a price one pays for speaking out on a certain subject and obviously, LeBron James has crossed the line one too many times.

Remember Ali and Dr. King, they to were hated in real time for speaking out.  It is so refreshing for me to witness LeBron walk in their shadow with the same passion and confidence as they did.

This is only a small example of James voicing his views and position on today’s current issues, which is why they hate him and I love him:

LeBron James Speaks Out on Charlottesville … – SI.com

LeBron James speaks out on racial issues – USA TODAY

LeBron James speaks out on gun violence – Chicago Tribune

LeBron James speaks out against racism on MLK Day, takes

LeBron James speaks out against Donald Trump’s immigration

LeBron James speaks out on Trump, national … – Business In

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James says NFL is blackballing 

LeBron James speaks out on incidents of … – NY Daily News

LeBron James who is now in his fifteenth year, is a millionaire over and yet he still plays basketball like a brand new rookie.  Arguably he could have been selected MVP every year he played.  No other player in NBA has played the game with such passion, success, and command as Lebron James this late in their career.

The new kid on the block is the same kid who stormed NBA fifteen years ago, LeBron James.

LeBron James has no rivalry, he is blessed with the ability,  talent, health, passion, and desire greater than any other NBA athlete alive.  Sports media would have you believe Golden State Warriors is his rivalry.  Notwithstanding in 2015 he forced them to a six-game final while having two major starters out due to injuries.  In the following year 2016, the Golden State Warriors had the so-call best team-best record in NBA history, winning 73 straight games.  But, because of LeBron James’ knowledge, passion and love for this sports he and his team defeated the winningest team in NBA history.  LeBron not only can score and pass the ball at will, we’ve experienced his ability to make a big defensive move, which in that game, changed destiny.  The Golden State Warriors now realized being crowned the best and winning more games wasn’t enough to defeat LeBron James.

LeBron James has nothing left to prove on the basketball court and his critics will never be satisfied.  When the NBA history books are written I’m certain LeBron Jame will be considered as the GOAT.

I think Sports Commentators, spectators and all with an opinion must consider all the facts before voicing an opinion.  One also must admit that winning championships alone is not enough to stand on.  I would hope one would consider all the statics, offensively, defensively, assist, longevity, consistency, rebound, time played, the percentage in every category comparative to others…if you did that, I believe only one name will come on top…LeBron James!

I realize many others have won more championships, scored more baskets, but none have played several different positions with different teams as well as LeBron James has.  The stats are there for all to see and compare.

Every now and then the Universe highlights our divinity of greatness.  Sometimes it’s demonstrated through activism, demonstration, leadership, music, acting, dancing, communication and in other areas.  I’m happy to witness divinity of greatness given to LeBron James in my lifetime.

 LeBron James, the greatest of all time until the end of time…https://youtu.be/Pe5rtCGzI8E

Past and Present

NIGHTMARE

I realize this blog may be viewed by many as an over-kill, jumping on the bandwagon, writing about the obvious or another Trump critic.  If that is your opinion, you’re  probably right.  I would prefer to write about Trump policy, his executive orders signed, appointees he would like to have confirmed.  Unfortunately, he doesn’t give me, nor others, the opportunity to challenge him in these areas.  Sadly, we’re left with such low hanging fruits like, “is he fit for the office”, “what about his character”,  ” his staff doesn’t think he’s mentally stable” and the list goes on and on.  On a high note, I refuse to bore you with what you hear daily on television about how arrogant he is, self-center, stupid, erratic, foolish, too impulsive, lazy, watch too much television, plays too much golf, too cozy to Putin, doesn’t read, easily angered, lies often and so on…I refuse to talk about those things.  However, I cannot ignore how little respect Trump has shown to the women who asked to be heard.  Twelve women accused Trump of sexually Harassment, yet they cannot get their voices heard…so many women fall into the “Me Too” syndrome.  

Michael Wolff’s book, “FIRE AND FURY” has captured America attention like no other book has.  Four days and counting, this book is being talked about 24/7 in some form or another.

Before I continue, allow me to address how Trump beat sixteen Republicans.  Trump simply out racist them.  Remember Trump proudly and boldly carried out a one year campaign against President Obama birth and schooling.  No other Republican was brave enough to go that far.  Meanwhile, thirty percent of White Americans seemingly was waiting for someone to be racist enough to say what Trump was saying.  Black Americans and people of color always knew the race card still exist and played a major part in America.  The false sense of Trump greatness to beat sixteen qualify Republicans was no phenomenal, on the contrary, it was race bating at the lowest level. divide and conquer.

Trump is under investigation for many things and I’m not convinced that he won the election fairly.  Therefore, I’m not ready to say he beat Hillary…let’s wait until the investigation is over and all the facts are in.

In the past, I’ve written a blog called, “ACTION OF A FRIGHTEN PRESIDENT” which describes some of the behavior we’ve all have witnessed by Trump at one time or another.  Perhaps while reading this blog its very possible Trump could demonstrate just how erratic he can be.

Trump is such an easy person to poke.  All news outlet except Fox finds his character deplorable and unfit to serve as Commander In Chief.  Even sadder than Fox is his enablers; The Republican Party at large, Congressmen/women and Senators who continues to cover Trump’s ignorance of government.  But the saddest commentary of them all is when others tell him what he wants to hear rather than what he needs to hear.  His surrogates know Trump is in constant need of praise and admiration (which they do, simply to get what they want).  Meanwhile, the world and the rest of us are very concerned he may possibly start a nuclear war.   Shameful, these very same people go on television, radio and other outlets in the disguise of defending him.  Trump’s number one enabler is Deputy Press Secretary (Sarah Huckabee), who on a daily base tries to put lipstick on this pig.  Secondly, is his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway (now his counselor) who often tries “Alternative Facts” to cover his lack of knowledge.  But, It doesn’t matter who the surrogates are, what matter most is what they are not doing and what they are not telling him… the truth.

We must consider all the facts, all the descriptions, all of the actions we’ve witnessed by Trump and asked ourselves as well as each other,  is he capable?  Are you comfortable knowing it’s his hand on the switch?  The thought should be frightening reviewing his past while bracing ourselves for what he might do or say next is very frightening, in fact, it’s a NIGHTMARE.

Can America take four years of living a daily nightmare?  Should America take living a Trump’s nightmare daily?

Have we’ve fallen so far from grace that we’re willing to entertain  four years of  “ACTIONS FROM A FRIGHTEN PRESIDENT”

“FIRE AND FURY” plus being frightened should give us all reason to be concerned.  Shame on the Republican party for not standing up and speaking louder.  In fact too few are not speaking at all.  Once upon a time, this party boasted about Country and Patriotism, today they’re so busy pretending to be covering for Trump, in reality, they’re just trying to stay in power…many believe they’ve lost their way.

One renown question remains daily, Is Trump mentally fit to serve as President?

My fellow Americans once again, the power is in our hand to fix, change and correct the errors the Republicans refuses to do.  We must Vote out and Vote in…in this year election.  Please ask yourself, is it fair that thirty percent of Americans control seventy percent of us.  Now is the time, more than ever before to make your voice heard.  If the seventy percent vote in the upcoming elections perhaps we will no longer wake up daily living in a NIGHTMARE.

If for some reasons you need a reminder of Trump’s character (or lack thereof) please check out Michael’s Wolff book, “FIRE AND FURY” and the links below.

FIRST BOOK FROM INSIDE THE TRUMP WHITE HOUSE: ‘FIRE AND FURY’ BY MICHAEL WOLFF  28 November 2017

https://youtu.be/zlNd0PsQrg4

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https://youtu.be/TmL42fhHR3E

https://youtu.be/WhsSzIS84ks

A PARTY WITHOUT A SPINE

My fellow Americans, let’s be honest-If the Republican Party had a candidate or President as ignorant as Trump they would be blasting him out of Politics 24/7.  If a Democrat candidate decided to continue to run in spite of the opposition I’m certain he/she would resign shortly after winning.  I can say this with great confidence from watching how both parties play the game of Politics.  Republican believes in winning at all cause (in short, do and say whatever it takes to win).  Republicans believe they have an inside advantage with the majority of Americans.  History of Slavery, Jim Crow, and the KKK.  The Republican Party believes they can always tap into these group for votes and otherwise.  The Democratic Party believes in ideas…and a dream similar to that of Dr. King.  Nonetheless, they lack passion and ownership.  In the world of Politics, your opposition gets to have an opinion on your views, which is where Republicans (in my opinion) not only beat Democrats but destroy them and their ideas/dreams.

Looking Back

Remember President Ronald Reagan stating that “Government is The Problem”  (1996 State Of The Union Adress Jan.23, 1996)? Shortly years later, a Democratic President, Bill Clinton stood at the podium and said, “The Era of Big Government is Over”.  This was a Spinless act which emboldens the opposition while losing the argument to many Americans of the important need for Government.  Why are Democrats so Spinless and afraid to promote their ideas vigorously to the American people?  Instead, they give the appearance of trying to be Republicanlike.  When they behave in such fashion they automatically lose the argument thus, the hearts of many Americans and appear to be A PARTY WITHOUT A SPINE.

Pass Time vs Real Time

Remember Kenneth Starr (FBI investigator), who was and is a Republican Conservative (served as a federal Court Of Appeals judge and as solicitor general for George H. W. Bush.  Although Starr was supposed to be investigating the suicide death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster and the Whitewater real estate investments of Bill Clinton, Starr caught President Bill Clinton on lying about a consensual relationship he had with an intern…thus, The House Impeached him. (Compare that to Trump, who has more than twelve women accusing him of Sexual Harassment; not consensual and not one impeachment hearing yet).

Now on to Robert Mueller in May 2017.  Mueller was appointed by Acting Attorney General Rod Rubenstein as special counsel overseeing an ongoing investigation into alleged foreign electoral intervention by Russia in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election 2016.[3   Since his appointment, everyone in the White House has lawyered up.  Meanwhile, it appears the Political media is joining the Republicans in turning on Mueller (stating that he has some explaining to do).

Al Gore vs Bush

Before Bush, Al Gore debated a Senator named  Bill Bradley then the Political media loved Al Gore performance (Al breathe heavily into the mic and interrupted Bradly many times during the debate).  The Politicos never criticized Al for doing so (then), on the contrary, they loved him.  When Al debated Bush, using the same tactics the Political Media was very critical of Al’s performance.  Unbelievable critique from the same Media (against the Republican candidate Bush).  Al was left confused by the Media Love-Hate relationship shown towards him.  I guess the title of this blog could be called A MEDIA WITHOUT A SPINE as well.  Let me be clear, this spineless epidemic is mostly from and by Democrats but The Political Media should take some responsibility as well.  So many times the Media has made races which would automatically be an easy victory (but for the sake of rating) into unnecessarily competitive races…and when the wrong candidate wins the Media quickly blames the Party or the Candidate.  SPINELESS!

It seems too many in the Democratic Party is much too quick to forgive and move on for the sake of the Country.  Take for example the 2016 Presidential election.  Presently, no one is really sure if Trump won fairly (without Trump and Russia colluding together to defeat Hillary), yet the Democratic Party and the Media continue to speak as if Trump actually won…even while an investigation is ongoing to find out what happened.  On the other hand, if Republicans had any doubts or a hint of Russia helping to defeat their candidate it would be Hell to pay!  Democracy as we know it would be over.

Rush Limbaugh (to which hundreds of thousands tune in daily) is on three hours a day, five days a week promoting Republican propaganda and he is not alone.  There are Sean Hannity, Mark Lavine and many others carrying that same water all day every day.  Conservatives do not have a problem saying the same thing over and over again any place or anywhere, Radio or Television.

If Trump was a Democrat he would be forced to resign because of the Republican Machine.  The Machine consists of Republican Politicians, Fox News, Conservative Talk Radio Host, Poor Whites and other groups. They know how to persuade the hearts and mind of Americans…they stay on message and speak with one voice.  Trump would be such an easy target because he has so much information on him. When you add his Mouth, lack of character, I believe Repubs would find dismissing Trump to be very easy…if Trump was a Democrat.

A PARTY WITHOUT A SPINE

The Democratic Party is a Party that allow themselves to be carried by every argument their opposition presents.  Caters too much to Political Media opinion.  A no spine Party does not protect each other (remember Al Franken…compared to Trump & Moore).  It does not speak with one voice to persuade the hearts of Americans.  A spineless Party does not clearly carve out their position, belief, passion, mission, goals principles.  Instead, they are often driven back and forth like a child unable to make up its mind.  A spineless Party is one who is afraid to say BIG GOVERNMENT IS NECESSARY.  A compelling argument can easily be made to change the way many Americans, including the way conservative thinks of Government.  Lastly, A spineless Party must learn how to fight.  Today is a time to fight…Senators, Congressman, and Congresswoman should be rallying their base to march for Impeachment (every day there should be a rally going on to Impeach Trump).  It would be so easy to highlight his negative, dishonesty, moral conduct and his lies.  Trump is totally unfit for the office and most Americans already agree with that fact.  If Democrats want to stop being viewed as A PARTY WITHOUT A SPINE…then they must take ACTION, starting TODAY!

 

*Political Typology Reveals Deep Fissures on the Right and Left http://pewrsr.ch/2yO777J

*”GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM” https://youtu.be/XObcP69dhCg

*”THE EAR OF BIG GOVERNMENT IS OVER” https://youtu.be/P5eyI5r2j2c

*Kenneth Starr Wikipedia

*Robert Mueller III Wikipedia

*Al Gore vs Bill Bradley https://youtu.be/J9nHVssFRB8

*Al Gore vs George Bush https://youtu.be/ibcDfgiin2c

White women elected him, will they also be the ones to destroy him?    http://www.vox.com/2016/10/13/13269448/trump-sexual-assault-allegations  

 

AFTER YESTERDAY COMES TODAY

After nine months (43 weeks of body changes) a baby Boy or Girl is delivered into this world.  After Week 1 of your pregnancy.…to…Week 42 of your pregnancy...  all the changes of the body, pains, sleepless nights and difficulties of yesterday no longer matter once the Doctor says congratulations, TODAY you’ve just given birth to a healthy bouncing baby Boy/Girl…Or maybe the news was not so delightful, “I’m sorry your baby was stillborn”, “born blind”, “born with Down’s syndrome”.

Life is so complex, yet a fortune has been spent and made by many claiming to have the formula for success and happiness.

Sometimes I think we make life more complicated than it needs to be.  If we all could step back and see life through the lens of a child once again, we might remember being in awe of nature.  The growth of a fruit tree, the bloom of flowers, the morning dew, the stars in the sky, the moon and the clouds, raindrops, and butterflies.

Yet in all the examples given there has been a progression from YESTERDAY’S struggles to TODAY’S triumph or success.  We all know that not everything follows such progression.

Winning the Lottery has no rhythm or rhyme, nor does life progression.  For a poor person,  Life changes from poor YESTERDAY to rich TODAY in an instance. Rich people also win the Lottery,

One thing I know for sure, that after YESTERDAY comes TODAY.  I don’t claim to have a new concept, formula or answer…just a word of encouragement.  Please, don’t give up nor give in.  Your YESTERDAY may have been too sad to write about, too difficult to describe or maybe too dark to share.  The kid inside me tells me, it can’t rain forever…one day the sun will shine again, flowers will bloom once more, and someday Spring and Summer will come again…maybe TODAY?

In the world of Politics, YESTERDAY we experienced eight years of grace (from President Obama), character, and a display of Profile in Courage constantly under Fire from the Conservative Right (who once said they stood for Moral and Character).  TODAY before our very eyes we’re experiencing a different view; disgrace, ignorance, and embarrassment from Trump.  My fellow Americans, “What A Different A Day Makes”

Like most people, our YESTERDAY is filled with a mix bag…some happiness, sadness, some bright, some dark and certainly some blue…such is LIFE.  I must admit, I sometimes struggle to understand one’s YESTERDAY life, which was filled so bright with promises and a willing spirit to do whatever it takes to make life better for others, yet that same bright life of YESTERDAY we hear on TODAY’S news dies in a plane crash.  Situations as such, I think cause most to pause and think, wonder and ponder about YESTERDAY and how to handle their TODAY.

The unique and most powerful thing in life is,  one cannot always predict from their YESTERDAY experiences what their TODAY will be.

Gurus are everywhere selling books, videos, seminars and more.  From Psychology to Spiritual…they all are willing to share (for a price) their plans to Happiness and Success.

One thing I know for sure, Life is an experience and is to be experienced.  I think the one thing we all can agree on is…

AFTER YESTERDAY COMES TODAY

 

 

 

AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY

Life is to be alive!   William Purkey (author) seems to have captured me in a nutshell on Life, he said, ” Dance like no one is watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it’s heaven on earth” I like to believe that’s me…who are you?

So much in life is grey and not so clear.  Inner City Blues is real.  Kids killing kids, girls selling their bodies, parents on crack, children raising children and the ugly struggle goes on.  Who hears the concerns and cries of a ghetto child?  If they are heard, why do we have so many of them?  I imagine the thought of, ” AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY” may be difficult to see from where they live.  Although the sky is everywhere, Life struggles can prevent one from seeing how magnificent the Blue is.

Not everyone lives in the Ghetto, but everyone lives under the Blue Sky.

Relationships of any kind are challenging.  Consider a single parent or family trying to raise a child in America when the income falls short.  The notion of a Blue Sky is not so Blue.  Many people fall into the category of earning too much to receive a break from the system while on the other hand, not enough to keep up with education, housing, and health.  Is their life, AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY?

I wonder about those who are born disabled or became disabled for whatever reason…those who are unable to walk, see, smell touch or taste. All the senses needed to experience life.  Is life, AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY for them?

In my previous blogs, I’ve questioned myself and others, How is it that people of different race seemingly love each other, work together, laugh, cry and play together then vote for someone who stands for opposite of the life they live? Why do many Americans support double standards?  Is the SKY BLUE to those who have been mistreated unjustly?  When racism and bigotry continue to exist in America is life AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY for the victim?

Some of us are lucky to embrace,  “AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY”  for a moment, a day, a week maybe season…but never forever, life isn’t that way.  Most of us have experienced the agony of defeat, the anguish of illness, disappointments, failure, divorce, death, joblessness, hopelessness, being homeless and much worst.

When our SKY is bright and Blue is it possible we can become an umbrella to stop the rain from falling down on others who have reached the end of their road?  Can we give without expecting something in return?  To those who have a season of BLUE SKIES can you share an hour, a day, a night with a less fortunate one?  We all can agree the SKY is free for everyone, why can’t we all experience,  “AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY”

Just think from New York to Louisiana, we all live under the same big BLUE SKY.  We all know that between the two states are a lot of issues.  The question becomes, what can you do to change or improve the issues so that more could experience that feeling,  “AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY”.

I believe we all belong to one race, the Human Race.  Racism is not born-it is taught.  It is up to us to teach something different.  Let us not be naive to think we can change or save all from getting wet from the rain of life.  Let’s face it, some people love the darkness, selfishness, love to hate, enjoy believing everything revolves around them.  In my opinion, they think they own the BLUE SKY.  Their BLUE SKY is an illusion, it’s not the real one in the big BLUE SKY.

One’s character is important.  People with good moral character will try to help others experience a good feeling in their life, if only for a moment.  A narcissistic person would probably think the Sky was made for them only.  Sometimes it takes courage to help others to see the Blue Sky.  Recently I was impressed by the words of Senator Jeff Flake as he gave his retirement speech to Congress.  If you have not read it or heard it, please watch the attached video below.  It was truly a Kennedy moment, Profile In Courage.

If we cannot get a season of BLUE SKIES, I hope we all could get at the very least a moment, ” AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY”  in our life.

AS CLEAR AS THE BLUE SKY

 

LIFE IN AMERICA

LIFE IN AMERICA is more than just music- it’s history unfolding with a soulful melody.   It’s a sport that never gives up nor gives in but constantly yearns for victory.  It’s medicine, that heals the soul. It’s a love story shared by young and old, rich and poor.  It’s political, dividing right from left and wrong from right. It’s justice, blinded to all points of view.
It’s spiritual, it touches something inside which cannot be described. It’s family, it connects us all at those rare moments in spite of our different views.  AND of course, it is MUSIC, filled with HOPE, SPIRIT, JOY, DETERMINATION, PRIDE, DISTINCTION and PROMISES.

 

LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE

The Republicans had no idea they would one day produce a Trump as their cupbearer, shame on them.  On the other hand, the Democratic Party produced President Barrack Obama, he may not have given us all we wanted but make no mistake, no one in America or abroad was embarrassed by him or his Presidency. On the contrary, we knew we had an intelligent, competent wise leader.

The Dark Secrets of America have been with us for a long time now.  Slavery, The Jim Crow Era, Nazis, KKK, Black Americans being hung, raped, genitals removed, even worst and more, the terrors that are too painful to write.  White Americans must understand we came on The Road Less Traveled.  Most of our Pain, Confusion, Anger and other malfunctions are from such brutal history we endured as our welcoming mat to America.  This is not a blanket excuse for Black Americans to use,  but it is an invitation to have an honest dialogue of America History towards Black Americans.

I hope we can all agree that The America Creed was written extraordinarily well.   A summation of the Creed states that all were created equal and that all would be protected under the law.  Years later, President Kennedy 1961 Inaugural speech-he urges citizens to participate in public service and “ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country”.   Perhaps, one of the greatest Inaugural speech ever given in America History.  Black Americans were confused by what was written, what was said and America’s expectation of them.   History has already been written about Blacks contributions to America.  Frustration and tension grew among Black Americans in the sixty and early seventies. Demonstrations, protesting and marches were being held throughout the country.  A resounding chant could be heard “No Justice-No Peace”.  America was not living up to its creed and Black Americans were no longer tolerating America’s double standards.  Black Americans began to voice their concerns for Better Housing, Jobs, Education, Voting, racial discrimination and much more.  Although they were Disillusioned by America, they were determined to help America live up to what America said it stood for.

Although much has changed since the sixties, racism and bigotry still exist.

In today’s America, Black Americans and people of color are still pushing for equal justice under the law.  Far too many Black Americans are being killed and arrested disproportionately comparative to other groups by Police.   Although we have the right to vote, Republicans have made it harder for many people of color to vote.  Offering fewer places in Urban Communities to vote and closing Voting precincts early.  “Souls To The Poll” was a popular movement but Republicans killed it because the majority of voters who participated generally vote Democrat.

We’ve come a long way, but we still MUST deal with RACE in America.

Electing President Obama, was not an end-all,  but was a true beginning of confronting America’s darkest secrets…slavery, racism, bigotry, White Supremacy and other hate groups.

America must admit and deal with how this country has unequally and unfairly treated Black Americans since slavery.  Black Americans are no longer marching in the streets, no longer singing, “We Shall Over Come Someday”.  America is now being forced to deal with its demons.  Confederate Monuments (once proudly held) are being taken down from federal buildings because we’ve since learned that those statues were placed long after the Civil War.  In fact, they were placed during Dr. King’s era to remind him and his race of  White Supremacy.  We’re now learning much more about The National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” “And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”.  So when Key references the “foul footstep’s” of the “hireling and slave” who “no refuge could save” from “the gloom of the grave” in the third verse, he’s referring to the killing of Colonial Marines.  “The Star-Spangled Banner is as much a patriotic song as it is a diss track to black people who had the audacity to fight for their freedom.”

The Electoral College and 30% of deplorable people elected Trump.  It seems Trump is using his Powerful Position to separate us rather than bring us together.   We all know about the many outlandish things he has said in the past of, women, Hispanic and others.  It seems when it comes to Black Americans, he takes a different tone.  Like calling Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other Black Football Players, “Son-Of-Bitches” for having a quiet protest of the injustice which still exists in America for people of color.  Trump was outraged by the Athletes protest but was understanding towards the Neo-Nazi, in fact, he stated he saw good people (even though they ranted evil acts towards Jews and ran over innocent people).  Trump was neither OUTRAGED nor confused by their actions.  Instead, he empathized with them as he explained, they were merely trying to have a peaceful March.

It’s a new day in America.

No more Dark Secrets, hidden tales or Super Hero to save the masses.  History has been written and technology will help us get to the facts quickly.

Just as the Republicans produced a Trump, The Democratic Party, Liberals, Progressives, Black Americans and other people of color are all armed together and ready to challenge, confront and deal with Racism and Bigotry head on.

Change has finally come to America, we have no other choice now, “LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE”

“We Shall Overcome” “Yes We Can” create the America we all read about.