When the Portuguese brought in the first Africans from the Present day Angola into Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, it started a precedent that has a scaring implication of unimaginable magnitude. The birth of RACISM that hasn’t had a cure since SLAVERY began.
Recently, Charles Barkley made a controversy statement about slavery by his admittance of his ignorance and limitation saying:
“I don’t think anytime anything bad that happens in the black community we have to talk about slavery,” Barkley said. “Listen, slavery is, uh, well, I shouldn’t say one of the worst things ever, because I don’t know anything about it other than what I read or what my grandmother told me.”
This ignorance at first was irritating, infuriating and disappointing to say the least. However, one has to understand and learn his history before speaking out on such issue and I bet Barkley is just one of many people of color who have been deliberately denied the opportunity to learn their history and by default designed to think the way he does. I am certain a lot of us don’t know the history of how Africans were captured, sold, shackled, raped and tortured. There is no historical accounting of how many millions of Africans that have died during the years of the Middle Passage, how Africans built the infrastructure of America without a pay to enrich their savage masters, how Africans belief and social systems were striped out of their core values, and etc.. Those interested in the real history of slavery, unlike the Charles Barkley’s and most Americans, had to seek it out in bits and pieces like peeling layers of onion from different sources.
Greetings to all.
A lot of people have asked about where I have been hiding and why I was not writing anymore. So I decided to write this essay just to let you know why.
I left blogging right after the 2012 Presidential election because being an on-line warrior informing the public about why President Obama is the right man for the job for the Presidency was taking a lot of my time away from spending important time with my kids and in the process I was depriving my kids a lot of valuable lesson they deserve to learn from my experiences. While indirectly I was fighting for their future, I wasn’t able to balance my fatherhood duties between a full time day job and essentially a full time blogging job for free. I had to take a break from blogging right after the 2012 election to re-prioritize my life.
I hope you have been well the last couple of years. While I may not be writing frequently, I am planning to make time to write a bit more in the new year and hope to engage with you. I wanted to say in advance that I really truly appreciate all of your feedback and contributions.
Thank You and Happy New Year.
Retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson had some strong word for the Republican Party after that comment made by Mitt Romney’s die hard supporter, John Sununu, who referred the endorsement of President Obama by Colin Powell’s as nothing but a black thing dismissing the impact of the endorsement showing of course the usual race pandering in the open which often is spewed by many Republicans these days.
During the Ed Schultz show on Friday, Ed asked Col. Wilkerson was asked what he thought of Mr. Sununu’s comment and this was what a decorated Republican Col. Wilkerson had to say in a grand scheme of things:
My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people, not all of them, but most of them, who are still basing their positions on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists, and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin, and that’s despicable.
Yes, that’s despicable indeed but I have said my peace on these Republican feces who have forgotten how America has been built.
Oh well, as usual, the Teabaging Republican Party just keeps continuing to undressed themselves in so many ways for the worst and we will be around to take it to the bank.
I saw this well done ad today at http://www.actually.org where Rosie Perez makes the case for why Latinos will not vote for Mitt Romney.
…and then the contrast where in the Ad below President Obama speaks directly to Latinos in Spanish:
“En los jóvenes conocidos como los DREAMers, veo las mismas cualidades que Michelle y yo tratamos de inculcar en nuestras hijas. Respetan a sus padres. Estudian para superarse. Y quieren aportar al único país que conocen y aman. Como padre, me inspiran. Y como Presidente su valentía me han hecho recordar que ningún obstáculo es muy grande. Ningún camino muy largo.”
“In youth known as DREAMers, I see the same qualities that Michelle and I try to instill in our daughters. Respect their parents. Studied to overcome. And they want to contribute to the only country they know and love. As a parent, I am inspired. And as President bravery have reminded me that no obstacle is too big. No long way. “
Mitt Romney obviously don’t get it but he will get it on November 6. Don’t Boo, VOTE!
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Joe Biden came out swinging, fact checking Paul Ryan on the spot, not letting him go unchecked with the same lines of lies and misrepresentation that was evidenced during the last Presidential debate by his boss, Mitt Romney. The performance of Vice President Joe Biden was aggressive, rightly dismissive and very persistent that he looked and spoke like he had this fierce urgency of putting the Romney/Ryan campaign into shreds and I must say he certainly has out performed above and beyond what critics thought would be soft exchange.
Joe Biden clearly won the debate simply because he was sincere, had passion and conviction, he knew and lived most of what he was talking about and more than anything he was not artificial and aloof like his debating “friend” from the other side was. The contrast couldn’t be any clearer on issue after issue as Joe Biden showed the difference between the look back and stay in the ditch plan of Romney/Ryan and the moving forward plan of the President.
Biden didn’t waste one minute going after Romney’s record from the get go. He started with dismantling the bogus assertion that Romney cares about 100% of America as he hammered Romney’s denigration that American people would never “take personal responsibility” exposing the behind close door billionaire and millionaire private meeting where Romney said, he doesn’t worry about the 47% Americans” showing that the Romney/Ryan ticket is disconnected and don’t understand the middle class.
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Tagged Abortion, Afghanistan, Auto Bailout, Barack Obama, Economy, Election 2012, Foreign Policy, Iran, Jobs, Joe Biden, Madicare, Mitt Romney, Mitt Romney's Lies, Obama/Biden 2012, ObamaCare, Paul Ryan, Syria, Tax Reform, Vote 2012, VP Debate
Ok, the President during the Debate had many missed opportunities to set the record straight but that is water under the bridge now. However, it does not mean we have to seat back and let the lies by the most pathological liar go unchecked. Below is a video that pretty much shows a rebuttal of Mitt Romney’s lies at the Wednesday debate by Mitt Romney. Quite a sight to show during the next debate by a moderator but don’t count on it.