Substitute “WHISTLE BLOWER” FOR “somebody”

Who could even fathom in this BMT (Bottomless Moral Turpitude) dystopian civil war we are living through, that such an incident as titled above could actually happen.  Trump has threatened the lives of the Whistle Blower and anyone who gave WB information, openly, and its all on tape.  Given that he cannot be arrested for any crime while in office, he could – and I would not put it past him given his mental degradation – arrange to kill the person himself in the middle of Fifth Avenue, and then give a thumbs up.

And his base would cheer!

So my reading of all this is two things:  BMT is just literally crazy; and, most of his supporters are quite ok with domestic political terrorism to maintain their White status quo, and could care less about the Constitution other than the “right to bear arms.”

This Nation is in dire straights.  What this Presidency has shown us is that the Constitution could never have fathomed a lunatic in office, supported by a large segment of the electorate.  Of course IMPEACHMENT proceedings are the path required by the Constitution, but UNLESS Republicans in the Senate come out and actually uphold their OATH of OFFICE, he will not be impeached.  I pray I am wrong that they will not.

Without impeachment, BMT does have a good chance of re-election, especially playing dirty as we know he will.  And, even if he lost the election, he will find every way he can to tie up the election in court – his SCOTUS.

While we know that at least in five years he will be gone, I cannot even imagine the further ruination he will foster on America in that period.

But I still have faith, and I know “God don’t like ugly.”

An Earth Extinction Event?

So this week, BMT (Bottomless Moral Turpitude, aka “that which occupies the Oval Office”) decided he would play Weather Channel guy.  People in Alabama, need to be prepared!  He even came with visual aids to validate his prognostication that made both the US and the European hurricane models hang their virtual heads in shame (or to hide their mirth?) Here is his little show & tell:

hurricane

My oh my…….stay tuned for BMT taking the lead on informing Earthlings of the coming extinction! (What a marvelous deception BMT! Wow, you could really buy up some great real estate if you even got a few people to believe you, right?)

This President….is just plain Wacko!

Do you really know your history?

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

 

WHITEY’s, do you know your own history? Your family history?  The history of the area where you are now, where you spent your childhood?  Your school, your university?  If the answer is “not really,” or “I think I do,” then you really need to do some research, for without that knowledge, you are chaff caught in the shifting breeze of life.

For those who do not know who Marcus Garvey was, I will just say, “Go look him up.”  I will say he was one of he wisest men of the 20th Century.  Note that I didn’t say “black man.”  The quotation above applies to any and all people, and today – and this year, the 400th since Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia, establishing the vile economic foundation of America and also creating “white people,”  it is especially cogent in the domain of “whiteness.”

The search for your own history I realize may be sketchy.  Many family lineages are pretty tenuous, at best; however, one can often just research the history of the area or locale that you claim as home, assuming you have one of course.  If not, just for “fun,” I suggest picking one or two locales that are familiar, and do a deep dive on their history.

Now when I say history in this post, I mean racist history.  Did you have ancestors who were slave owners? I did.  Did you live in the South? Then, do you have ancestors who were KKK members, or Citizens Council members?  You might be surprised.  Of course in the South a lot of this history many upstanding families now cover up as best they can, but believe me, if you dig deep you may find something surprising.

I grew up around a small town in Texas, Uvalde.  Only this week did I learn that there was a very active “chapter” of the KKK in the town during the early 1920’s.  My father was born in 1920, as a reference.  During those years the KKK had a strangle hold on some major cities in Texas, and lynchings, beatings and other atrocities committed against Blacks, and some Whites who “got out of line,” was very common.  One of the worst cases of lynchings occurred in Waco, Texas; and in Dallas, another lynching, celebrated on picture postcards and witnessed even by women and children took place.  Today people eat burgers at outdoor tables at that very spot, totally unaware of the ghost.

As of right now, I do not know for sure that my own father’s father and his father may have been members of the Uvalde KKK.  Knowing what I know, I do not believe so, although I know my grandfather, who was raised in Louisiana, was typically Southern.  I think I heard the word N_____ maybe twice from any family members my entire life (which is nothing to be proud of.)

So what I am saying, is that for this Nation to even begin to heal the chasm between Blacks and Whites, it is not up to Blacks to do a damn thing, ok.  We Whites must first come to terms with our own histories, as personalized as possible, and ask ourselves, “How did I get to be the way I am today?” and “Am I passing on my status quo to my children and others?”

Many of us believe we are not in any way racist.  Granted our hearts may be in the best place possible, but often our minds are not, because we lack knowledge of our history, and the history of the societal fabric of America.  All of us suffer from “whiteness,” whether we know it or not, and all of us benefit from such privileges.  So I ask, is this fair?  If not, begin to change it by learning and gathering wisdom.

Of course, there are many in America who have no interest in learning the truth.  It is easier to hate.  I even had a reader comment indicating he does not believe in the Jewish holocaust.  Yes, there are such people, even those who believe man did not walk on the moon, that the Earth is flat, and all that.  It is actually pretty easy to deny truth when you refuse to look in the direction of Light.

I pray these people are a dying breed, but the Silver Bullet we must mold and aim at our own hearts, to release the divine love that flows within each person.

The Racial Miseducation of America’s Children

It seems like eons since I sat in my high school American history class.  At the time, history and government were by far and away my two most un-favorite subjects.  Had I only had wonderful teachers – as I had in my two favorite sujects – math and science – that might have been different, but I did not.  Today I would place the importance of those two right next to the advanced math and physics courses in importance:  the latter two helped me into an engineering career of 50 years.  The first two would have helped me be a better citizen over those years.  I haven’t been in a high school classroom since I graduated, but I have a hunch that what “kids” are being taught today is not far from what I may have been presented with, especially on the subject of the Civil War and slavery, and of course, the well-concealed subject of “whiteness,” and white people’s privileges.

More than half of teachers across America say they are comfortable talking about slavery as a condition, within their classrooms.  But no matter how good the teachers are, or how “open” they are to discussing these difficult subjects, they are challenged and controlled by the laws of their states and local school boards, and totally hamstrung with having to use text books and materials that generally fail grossly to present slavery and its full history and context, especially from the viewpoint of those enslaved.

This study pulls back the covers on the sorry state of what and how America teaches its progeny about these subjects that today continue to divide us at our dinner tables and within our places of worship as well:

https://www.splcenter.org/20180131/teaching-hard-history#summary

I live in Texas, and am a 6th generation version.  Some of my ancestors who moved to Texas before the end of the Civil War, apparently “had” slaves.  One of my G-g-g-grandfathers was a Mississippi plantation owner during the War and had slaves.  After the war he moved to Dallas, and is buried there.  I would love to have seen his eyes when I married my black Queen in Dallas, some 50 years ago.  Only last year did the Texas school book “approvers” vote to give slavery equal footing with “states’ rights” in our new textbooks.  I am happy, but sad and mad about this situation.

The problem across the US is that education is as politicized as any other “social” matter.  When you live in a society that has kept the realities of these subjects and topics essentially under lock and key, and in many states so-called “conservatives” having swallowed the keys, obviously we are years and years from resolving this educational matter.  By not resolving it, we are just renewing the policies of segregation, discrimination, hate and violence and domestic terrorism that are today the hallmarks of America core.

I have faith, though, that one day, the Truths will set America free.  Until that day, let us keep doing what each of us can to make it happen!

 

OFT-SAID: “MY BROTHER FROM ANOTHER MOTHER.” (The Uncanny resemblance of Donald J. Trump to Jim Jones)

A little more than 40 years ago a monster took control of people’s minds, and then murdered them:  917 men, women, children and babies.  The men and women had, by in large, turned their minds over to Jones……I will just simply call it voluntary spiritual slavery, but that of course greatly oversimplifies the situation at Jonestown.

Some of my readers may not have even heard of the Jonestown massacre, and some were not born until well after that fateful day in November, 1978.  So, I would first suggest, so you better understand where I am coming from in today’s blog post, that you read about Jim Jones and Jonestown on the web.  At the time this incident rocked the news media around the world.

Jim Jones gathered followers in Northern California, mostly poor and mostly people of color.  This was all taking place in the middle of the revolutionary movement of those years, which included the Black Panthers, the Symbionese Liberation Army and in 1985 the police bombing and fire storm of MOVE, resulting in several children being burned to death and many adult members being sentenced to very long prison terms.  Jim Jones may be called revolutionary on one hand, but criminally insane is the truth.  I leave it to future juries to decide about BMT (and there will be juries).

The title of this piece:  oh yes, there are many resemblances between Jones and Trump (Bottomless Moral Turpitude, as I prefer to refer to him).  Let’s review just a few.

  1. Megalomania.
  2. Fostered conspiracy theories of being targeted.
  3. Used the power of the pulpit to lie, cheat and steal.
  4. Turned against the United States, and looked to Russia (then the Soviet Union).
  5. Had a “congregation” of followers who felt left out, including many on the lower end of the economic ladder.  The majority of Jones’ followers were poor and Black, searching for something more in life; the majority of Trump’s followers are Whites who feel economically ignored, and poor Whites.
  6. Hired advantaged and wealthy lawyers as foisters of cover stories and promoters of the conspiracy theories.
  7. Stole poor people’s income and medical support:  for different reasons, but to the same effects.
  8. Claimed to be “the Chosen One,” in so many words.
  9. Required total loyalty, and called those who piped up to disagree, “disloyal,” and took severe action against those persons.
  10. Hated politicians who investigated:  Jones had Congressman Leo Ryan and others accompanying him, murdered while they were trying to depart Jonestown.  I don’t know what is in the deranged mind of BMT, but we all heard him say, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody….”
  11. Present a physical appearance of ego, swagger and self-indulgence.
  12. Tore families apart; stole children from parents.
  13. Pitted family members against one another to prove power.
  14. Inner circle all close, white and affiliated with wealth.
  15. Deteriorating mental condition.
  16. Spoke in bafflegab.
  17. Jones fled to Guyana; BMT flees to Mar Lago.
  18. Allegiance to false God:  Jones – self-righteousness; BMT – M-O-N-E-Y.
  19. Jones had the power to cause most of the over 900 followers to commit suicide by drinking his “cool-ade.”  BMT has the power in his hands to destroy the planet.

“Emancipate Our (WHITE) Selves from Mental Slavery….

None but Ourselves Can Free Our Minds.”  Parroting Bob’s words from Redemption Songs, with a twist of the trope.

The problem WHITE folks, is that Most of We white people do not even recognize our own “whiteness.”  We also are unaware that “whiteness” was essentially created during the 17th Century in Virginia, when the “slave codes” were written, drawing a line between indentured poor-ass Europeans servants and enslaved Blacks.  The intent was a result of Bacon’s rebellion, which lasted some years, and in the aftermath the ruling class of nobles recognized they needed to make the lower class servants feel like they were aligned in some way (being from Europe) with the “masters,” thereby preempting any future cooperation of the servants and poor Europeans with black slaves.  During these years “whiteness” came into being only because of the codified subjugation and harsh punitive laws pertaining to black slaves.  (Any astute reader immediately sees that this condition still exist, when less than 1% of whites control over 99% of the capital in the US; yet, the average White thinks – consciously or subconsciously – she/ he is better than the average Black.  Of course, during the Sixties Dixiecrats labeled anyone who advocated alliance of whites and people of color as “communists.”

So guys, before then we Whites were just people….just like Blacks were just people within their own continent, Africa.  Our whiteness could not exist apart from the cruelties of the original sin of institutionalized slavery in this America.  “White people” and the concomitant “whiteness” are both mental constructs that would not exist if there was never any historical or contemporary contact between those of European descent and those peoples of Africa and the diaspora.  “White” people do not exist without Blacks! (As a sidebar, many Whites have African dna – like myself.)

As for “race,” there is only one race, the human (“hue-mon”) race.  White people cannot continue thinking as “whites,” if we are ever to reach our full potential as PEOPLE, as Divine Creations.

The problem that ensued, however, is that while we Whites enjoyed and enjoy all the freedoms appertaining to “being” in the ruling authority class, we mostly are unaware of our “whiteness.”  Although we may feel the rumblings in recent years of the shift that will undoubtedly force us to confront the absence of self-awareness of our fortunate predicament and its daily manifestations and agencies to the demise of people of color, most of us just continue to move through our daily lives “dumber than a stump.”

I suggest WE all get educated and hip to our “whiteness” – beginning today.  The salvation of the so-called “free world” depends on it.  We Whites today are the gatekeepers of access and attainment in a large part of societies hierarchies.  Only when the people who are sitting in those positions of power either began to recognize their “whiteness” and begin to change themselves and their inherent biases – or when people in those positions of power began to be more and more people of color (which is not happening quickly enough by any measure) – will America (and Europe) begin to energize its full potential as a society confronting much greater problems to the survival of “hue-mon” kind.

Given that all of we Whites grew up in “whiteness,” we are blinded just like being snow blinded.  Most of us are not bad people, but out of total ignorance we accept our own lives as the “norm,” and acquiesce to situations and conditions that negatively impact the daily lives of people of color, and we do so without even thinking of it, because of our IGNORANCE.

Here are a few references to get you going on your “whiteness” educational journey:

Search Google and You Tube “Dr. Robin DiAngelo.”  She is an educator and lecturer who has focused on “whiteness” for decades, and will “wake you up.”

Search Google and You Tube for “Jane Elliott.”  She is a pioneer white educator who created the “blue eyes, brown eyes” experiment and has conducted sessions for decades.

White students undergo weekly ‘deconstructing whiteness’ program at Northwestern University

https://aeon.co/ideas/how-white-people-were-invented-by-a-playwright-in-1613

The Great Fear — The Myth of Whiteness

Here is also where you can find a very good MEDIUM blog article (unfortunately I cannot provide the url):

 

View at Medium.com

medium article

View at Medium.com

View at Medium.com

 

 

This is “The Chosen One”?

I cannot conceive of a more appropriate image for BMT (Bottomless Moral Turpitude…..aka that which occupies the Oval Office) than this fish flip flopping as it dies a slow death on the dock of the world sea.

BMT flip flops on positions and issues and “promises” every time his lips move, and his cohorts just keep trying to make that fish stay flat on one side, for one day at least.  It’s hilarious.  But, no, it’s not….BMT holds the highest and most powerful office in the world mind you, so these indicators that he is in need of a 72 hour psychiatric watch is some serious “s___!”

We should all mark on our calendars August 22, 2019, when he declared, looking toward the sky, that he is The Chosen One.  And right beside that annotation on your calendar, put “King of Israel,” another of his declarations for that fateful date that may be one of historical infamy.

How the Republican leadership, as apparently heartless and evil as they are, would continue to support someone who cannot even consistently articulate their own sordid philosophies of life perplexes me beyond measure.

Whereas the 25th Amendment provides means to lead him away in a white jacket, the whores of the Senate are content to have an insane person representing them, rather than risk losing their cushy lifestyles in DC.

Can the world tolerate this fool, so in need of intervention and mental care, for another two years?