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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Historical Amnesia, and Post Racial Societies.

Abraham Lincoln once said “I do not care what my Grandfather was, I am more concerned about what is Grandson is going to be.” Fine words some cynics would say for the man that successfully traded his early humble log cabin existence, for the illustrious mansion later referred to as the White House, ending up on the winning end of America’s racial segregationist Civil War, got a bullet in his head for his efforts, and finally got his faced on a statuesque rock on Mt. Rushmore. This whole scale historical amnesia trend did not emanate with the 16th President of the United States however, but was habit of one of country’s prominent founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson as well. Who can fail to remember the awe inspiring words of the Constitution writer which began by saying that “All men are created equal?” Though touching to many today, back then another founding father John Adams though enthralled by the brilliance of his political nemesis, and fervent arch rival, he was simultaneously befuddled by the life of contradictions. Adams was said to have viewed the morally bankrupt Virginian political leader Jefferson, with some apprehension, as the latter never had the decency to provide an official pardon for one of his females slave ‘baby mommas,’ and the several illegitimate children he eventually fathered with her. Centuries later, the half black grandchildren decendants had to resort to legal means to obtain the dignity and recognition they deserve, as decendants of thir distinguish white Grand Father.
As the nation prepares to support Barrack Obama in his quest to build what some political and media pundits like to describe as a “post racial society,” I hope that many won’t forget the price paid by black African slaves -and millions of their decedents then and now -in the interest of the nation. Far too often their cries of neglect are ignored by others too quick to dismiss SUCH issues as that of lazy, shiftless, and over dependent childlike adults eager to continue and feed like piglets particularly at the hands of the state. No other race on the face of the earth seemed to carry such a burden, as for generations many sacrificed so much, and received so little in return.
Obviously Historical amnesia is a very pragmatic political solution for budding Utopian post racial societies and world. My only concerns are that proponents are not too selective in dishing off negative labels, and unrealistic expectations of the many that have made the early down payment as they silently provided freely of blood, sweat and tears to build societies, nations and continents, but are still awaiting reasonable, modest, modern returns ,for such early and costly investments.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hypocrisy the Eleventh Sin

Thou shall not commit Adultery and thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife are two of the commandments in the Bible. In my estimation they should add another to cater for the sufferings of many of America’s political wives. It is really getting out of hand now people what some of these prominent and leading women have to contend with just to stay in the limelight. The Irony is that Americans generally look on at their more backward and uncivilized counterparts in African, Asian and Muslim societies and have major sympathy for them because some of these 50 year old women have to compete with 14 year olds that their respective husbands feel the need to include in their ever expanding harem when they finally got tired to experiencing the same types of nightly or daily actions.

First along the prominent list was Hilary Clinton. Every one including the Yale Law Professor knew that Bill was cheating on Hilary since Law review class , but Hilary decided this was the man she wanted , drunken father and all, as the ambitious young Republican saw Presidential potentials for them both , even as far back. Well, she was able to achieve half her dreams, as he became President, and she never would. Let’s me just say the following for the record. A woman, who cannot get a license to drive in Saudi Arabia, stands a better chance of becoming head of state in that country any day than Hilary or any liberated woman of becoming President in democratic America. Strike one for ambition and hypocrisy by so called powerful feminist liberated, Tammy Wynette, “Stand by your man,” “baking cookies,” types of American women. My Nigerian Muslim friend told me all is fine on the home front for even males that cannot afford to, are still inclined to have a harem. He just celebrated the birth of his first son in America, and is quite happy as he just took out a loan to send for his 65 year old father to celebrate the birth of his tenth child born from his fourth wife. His mom the first wife will take care of the arrangements. Talk about civilize.
Poor Elizabeth Edwards, a few months she was the toast of the town and the Democratic Party, today she is Persona Non Grata. Why? Her cheating, lying, snake oil sales man husband was just exposed for having a long term affair that produced a baby for an extremely ambitious and what now appears as a callous and conniving lonely woman. Elisabeth’s crime was she knew all along, but decided to put her ambition over principle. Not only did she loose any chance at measuring the White House drapes, but any sympathy sentiments for her cancer afflictions are thrown out of the window as Obama and the Democratic party machine would not even flash her picture on the screen during the big revolution convention to topple Hilary and her angry 18 million , chiefly ultra feminist supporters ,that felt their own candidate Hilary needed another stab at decorating the White House again , instead of Obama baby mama ,affectionately described in close quarters as that uppity , 5 ft 11th Harvard and Princeton elite , bossy black female drama queen from the South side of Chicago. Go figure that one out for civilize liberated women that are not black or sick or cheated upon, or simply inclined to stand by their men. Strike two for hypocrisy.
Then there is the case of the governors of New York and their lovely wives .Talk about confusion. Silda Alice Wall Spitzer stood dutifully by her husband Eliot as he made a fool of himself and tried to defend how he could leave such a beautiful Harvard educated, to pay an ugly, pimple face, snotty nose call girl over $5, 000 a pop, to have sex without the use of a condom. This arrogant and over ambitious governor had no chance to redeem himself like Clinton, or Republican phonies like former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich. The reason being was that he had too many enemies. The rule of thumb for all future players and macks, if you want to play this broad based sexual game like the big boys in politics choose wisely – no overpriced chicken head whores allowed please. Now if the governor had his game down tight he would have followed the lead of his blind replacement Lt. Governor David Paterson. He cheated on his wife, but never paid any money, and because his wife took advantage on his disability and also cheated, he got a pass and is now the first Black head of state in New York. Talk about Hotspur by this new Governor and his wife Paige. It’s why I tell people that Black women don’t need any liberation movement , as they know fully well how to keep their men in check , just mimic all his moves, and call the white law authority if you sense he want to do an OJ on you in retaliation. Strike three for hypocrisy and liberation. My former Kenyan girlfriend would have viewed this as craziness. She related that her father dealt with an outside child the African way , he raised the child just like “a village” along with many other children in the community as he was a respectable Principal that ensured his own beautiful daughters go to clean cut British Boarding schools far from that sort of barbarism his wife and sisters endured. Now I see where Hilary pilfered the title for her bestselling book – “It takes a village.” This might just be a case of the uncivilized aiding the liberated perhaps.
Finally the Gov. McGreevey of New Jersey he was ousted as a result of a homosexual relationship with a this foreigner, a Israeli military operative that he desperately wanted to give a high level homeland security position in breach of the country’s basic national security rules. His wife Matos a Portuguese a former immigrant, stood dutifully at his side with the plastic fixed grin of adoration common to these ambitious women in thirst for power. As soon as the cameras turned off however , she sprinted to her publisher and lawyer to write a tell all book and demand every penny she could derived for the now distraught gay ex governor for both her and her six year old daughter. The matter is now tied up in court as the Judges and both lawyers try to decide how much more money might be needed for future psychological help for the daughter -until she reaches sixty perhaps- to deal with some of the viciousness and unpleasantness that are presently being unearthed by her two equally foolish and imbecilic yet highly civilize parents during their expensive divorce. Lesson of caution, to future players such as the ex -governor look alike New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, leave these foreign women and lovers alone, as they play by different rules. The Congressman as some might remember is demanding that national immigration rules be softened to allow only young leggy European blonds and brunettes models into to the USA, so as to obviously boost his economy . Strike four for hypocrisy and liberation. I am not a lawyer like most of the culprits listed in the examples, but I hope I made a good case for the creation of the eleventh sin of hypocrisy. While we are at it any legislator brave enough to give some serious tough to the uncivilized practice favored by most Muslim and African countries of Polygamy? As a rider I’ll suggest that the law should be crafted in language that the millions of American women could understand. For example, it will relieve stress, enhance dignity, and most definitely prolong the lives of million of neglected and often scorned middle class liberated and civilize women.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Is Ignorance Bliss?

I am not too sure where blame if any should be leveled but there are many grossly important things that Americans are unaware about ,that could have serious implications for long term well being. Now don’t be fooled by any media hype to the contrary that attempt to convince you that such ignorance are limited to only high school drop outs, blonds, and kids of wealthy elites destined to be future leaders that are guaranteed success, power , and upward mobility irrespective of how little they actually know about the world they wish to control. Did someone silently whispered a certain Yale Yuppie, Texas Ranger manager, and now Bible trumping Crawford Kid in Chief with a couple million innocent lives at his disposal for war mongering games?
Since most of us know by now that what’s goes up, must come down, we’ll start at the top with present Presidential contenders Obama and Mc Cain. One can only hope that by now the Black Senator from Chicago knows that race still matters in America, and that the King of Pop Micky Jackson made a false proclamation that it “ doesn’t matter if you Black or White.” Should he Obama continue to refuse to control that feisty ‘baby mama’ until election come November, the only new drapes he’ll be measuring in January 09 will be at his 2.5 million dollar posh residence on the rich side of South Chicago.
By the way, he did look good on what Republican enemies called his political rock concert tour across the globe. He needs to however to ask himself whether eloquence before 200,000 screaming and ecstatic Europeans dying for a leader with a pulse, or as he remodeled his speech between Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew while traversing the West Bank can translate to votes in middle America that hated his memoirs about ‘dreams of my father,’ and anyone south of France and closer to his African grandparents homeland.
Incidentally my dear buddy’s African American girl friend and her mom, have not registered to vote as yet , nor do they apparently have any idea where the Democratic or Obama Headquarters is located in their district in New York . They however claim to be ardent Clintonites over the years, as they did well by black people. What fallacy I thought.
As for the veteran Arizona Senator, former Navy Captain, Son of an Admiral, and war prisoner, he believes that such credentials set him apart in terms of experience. He is also of the view that he really possesses a much better grasp of the racial problem in the country than the partial black Senator because his own wife adopted a black baby from Bangladesh long before Madonna or Angela Jolie decided that such practices were vogue and could bring huge dividends. On the matter of his political strengths – the 100 year war in Iraq, he does not know the difference between the two major fractions of Sunnis and Shiites Muslims, but can talk adlib about surge successes and Paris Hilton Bikini waxes as she rival the celebrity Obama who is not in Mc Cain’s words fit to lead, because he is too popular. One should not be too though on the maverick seventy- two year old Senator that graduated 894th out of 899 in his military academy, as Blond hair lawyer Dan Quayle , former VP for Bush 1 could not even spell potato and so never got the chance to even vie for commander in chief.
If however you thought it was rough at the top, consider the dilemma at the lower spectrum of the food chain. Take a matter such as women’s health care and in particular cervical cancer that is killing some 3,700 death out of 9,710 new cases per year in the US alone. It might be surprising to know that average high school age girls does not know or cannot differentiate between a Pap smear and flu shot. I recently overheard a conversation between two young ladies that were obvious high school drop out and frequent recidivist prisons practitioners. The conversation went something like this, “Do you know about Pap smear, or ever had one?” The first asked. “Yes,” was the reply,”while I was inside, they placed me on these stirrups, opened me up and poke something inside of me. They thought I was pregnant, although I told them I could not be.” She exclaimed. “I had to give the old creepy doctor the evil eye because he was staring too closely at me down there. I still prefer male doctors she finally ended with a giggle and a pop of her chewing gum. The Pap smear is no big thing,” she finally said. Thus ended an important health lesson in modern America in the 21st century I believe.
Again , I won’t be too tough on these young troubled kids ,as the black Afro American girl friend of my buddy holds a 4 year degree from a good University in America, and has no idea what the Black Power movement was all about, or who exactly was Afro Caribbean Trinidadian born Stokley Carmichael its creator ,when asked . As a matter of fact she might just believe I know that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were the real pioneers of the Civil Rights movement. Breaking news , even with the Florida election charade that allow George Bush 2nd to acquire power she would still have no idea that black men are disenfranchised as a result of incarceration and perhaps could care less , since as I indicated she did not register to vote ,or knows not where to go. Martin and Mr. X must be turning over in there graves, as this ingrain cancer call ignorance is gaining huge grounds , but is it bliss I pondered once more?

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