Advice to America

america-in-chaos-societal-and-economic-meltdown-4qpesss-eywThis was posted by a Facebook friend (KC):

Going forward, America should

  1. Retrain the collective psyche toward unconditional acceptance of human beings regardless of race and other externals.
  2. Redistribute the stolen wealth of the country by providing green jobs.
  3. Mind your own business. Stay out of the political business of other countries and stop the threatening, subversive behavior toward them.
  4. Release the paranoia about other folk and create a learning database to challenge the inevitable ravages of nature and address them, effectively.
  5. Provide free education in sectors that increase health like organic farming and solar panel installation.
  6. Provide world news, our interface, and only intervene when addressing disasters such as earthquakes, storms, or insect plagues.
  7. Build industries on love, not hate, and if only careers that destroy human life are available, I pray that people will be strong and not accept employment that targets people of color.
  8. Provide counsel for those who have awakened to the fact that their career-driven actions are not acceptable or in sync with their inner conscience.

 

Black people are tired

Black people are so tired.
We can’t go jogging (#AmaudArbery).
We can’t relax in the comfort of our own homes (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson).
We can’t ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride).
We can’t have a cellphone (#StephonClark).
We can’t leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards).
We can’t play loud music (#JordanDavis).
We can’t sell CD’s (#AltonSterling).
We can’t sleep (#AiyanaJones)
We can’t walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown).
We can’t play cops and robbers (#TamirRice).
We can’t go to church (#Charleston9).
We can’t walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin).
We can’t hold a hair brush while leaving our own bachelor party (#SeanBell).
We can’t party on New Years (#OscarGrant).
We can’t get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland).
We can’t lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile).
We can’t break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones).
We can’t shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford).
We can’t have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher).
We can’t read a book in our own car (#KeithScott).
We can’t be a 10-year-old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover).
We can’t decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese).
We can’t ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans).
We can’t cash our check, in peace (#YvonneSmallwood).
We can’t take out our wallet (#AmadouDiallo).
We can’t run (#WalterScott).
We can’t breathe (#EricGarner).
We can’t live (#FreddieGray).
We’re tired.
Tired of making hashtags.
Tired of trying to convince you that our #BlackLivesMatter too.
Tired of dying.
Tired.
Tired.
Tired.
So very tired.
[Taken from a FB post]

Trouble in River City

Update: March 26, 2020

This is a published letter from a doctor in New York named Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, to the Israeli Ministry of Health, who has had 100% success in treating Covid-19 patients with the combination of Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin, and Zinc. He has followed the studies I have shared with you coming from China, Korea, and France. He has added zinc to the mix and his protocol is for 5 days:
 
1. Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg (1 pill 2x per day)
2. Azithromycin 500 mg (1x per day)
3. Zinc sulfate 220 mg (1x per day)
 
Zinc stops viral replication. Hydroxychloroquine helps Zinc enter cells and Azithromycin stops secondary bacterial infections common in viral pneumonia.
Again, for protection against the virus, I highly recommend anti-malaria and antiviral herbs in liquid form such as Neem, Olive Leaf Extract, and Artemisia Annua.
However, if you or a loved one gets admitted to the hospital for Covid-19, please share this letter and the studies I have posted (Chinese and French) so that you will have a tangible treatment path of Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin + Zinc that is working for many other patients.
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Update: March 21, 2020

The UNITED STATES, INC. is in liquidation and Chapter 7 bankruptcy and due to settle within ninety days; our terms as the Priority Creditors are clear: (1) our land and all titles and patents related to it, must be returned free and clear of debt or encumbrance, per the Cestui Que Vie Act of 1666 — we, as individuals, and as a government, have been “found alive” and we are due this recognition by the world and by our erstwhile federal subcontractors; (2) our labor resources which have been illegally and immorally press-ganged since World War II, must likewise be returned to us and to our control; (3) our gold assets which were cashiered in the Philippines by Scottish commercial pirates doing business as “The United States of America” — Incorporated, are ours by right and must be returned for our use and to our control.
 
President Trump, President Duarte, HRM Elizabeth II, the Pope, and all other Parties and Principals are hereby and prior to this, fully informed that the American States and People are alive and well, are fully competent, and are still represented among the nations of the world by their unincorporated Federation of States, doing business as The United States of America — all would-be impostors and interlopers notwithstanding.
 
Friends, please make sure that this “news” is widely published and even more widely understood by those seeking to settle the bankruptcy of the UNITED STATES, INC.
 

Update: March 20, 2020

[To Sharon]
 
I’ve looked further at Kings County, Washington where Kirkland is located which was ground zero for the virus in the USA. This information further supports an interconnected relationship between this hotspot and 3 others across the globe. Just as Wuhan was a test city for self-driving cars, and had activated 5G just prior to the outbreak there, so was Kirkland !!
 
Dr. Klinghardt said there were 5G towers everywhere there. Whereas the death rate reported from China is less than 2% (and probably is far less) the lethal rate in Kirkland was quite high with 6 of the first 10 cases dying. Klinghardt says that the health care facility where these patients were either treated or confined at was one of the first in the USA to be fully wired for 5G.
 
Moscow, Russia has a very large percentage of the cases reported in that country. Even though they lag behind the USA in 5G rollout, it seems very likely that 5G was implemented in Moscow.
 
My contact in Northern Italy sent me an article from December 2019, outlining the rollout of 5G in the cities which soon became the hotspots of CV for that country as well. She also tells me that many elderly took flu shots there in 2019 and there were reports of meningitis, so many elderly also took ANOTHER vaccination for meningitis in that region.
 
Now, Doctor Klinghardt goes on to say that if someone takes 2,000 milligrams of Vitamin C daily their body soon reaches a level that is as good as the intravenous Vitamin C treatments successfully being used in some hospitals in China. He further says they used an herb against the SARS epidemic of over a decade ago which was very useful. I had not heard of it before, but it’s called Andrographis and is available from a European company called Ki Science (in 3 anti-viral products) as well as a few other sources. He said if he had the money for only one thing, he would go first with the Andrographis and secondly the Vitamin C. He also uses a spray of HOCl (Hydrochloros ??), but I’m going to use Tea Tree Oil drops in water since this virus lasts on surfaces for days, which is longer than any virus in history. (Klinghardt spray on house doorknobs when he returns from public outings).
 
Here is some further info from Kings County, WA, USA — Public Health is reporting the official case count in King County as 693. In addition, 4 new deaths are reported, bringing the total of confirmed deaths in King County to 60. COVID-19 is spreading in King County. Public Health expects the case count to double every 5 to 7 days.
 

Posted on Facebook: Here is some apparent inside info you won’t hear on the news:

This morning, at 4:30AM, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was served a criminal indictment by the US for corporate & financial crimes. Media owners were instructed to historically brainwash everyone that PM has Corona Virus with his wife and that they won’t be leaving their house for a while.

Tom Hanks was arrested 48hrs ago for Pedophilia and he is currently being kept in a Hotel room in Australia refusing to fly back to the USA. Next celebrity arrests will be Celion Dion, Madonna, Charley Barkley, Kevin Spacey – all will claim Coronavirus infections.

Italy’s airports have been completely shut down as over 80 of the Vatican and financial officials have been served the same criminal indictments for financial crime, pedophilia, child trafficking, and sex abuse.

The United Emirates have completed mass arrests of their own Royal Family & affiliates.

Convicted Hollywood rapist Harvey Weinstein agreed to a deal in exchange for his testimony against hundreds of top Hollywood celebrities and their involvement in the drug business, pedophilia, and child trafficking. Instead of 55-year sentence, he only received a 23-year sentence. In exchange, he provided testimonies against some of the biggest & most powerful names including Prince Andrew of UK, former president Bill Clinton, former vice president Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Oprah, Ellen DeGenerous, Quentin Tarantino, Charlie Sheen, Bob Saget, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta, Steven Spielberg, Podesta, NXIVM and PIZZAGATE sex trafficking clubs, and hundreds of more who all were directly involved with Jeffrey Epstein. In exchange for Jeffrey Epstein’s testimony, he was allowed to make a deal and have his suicide in prison faked.

CEOs of some major world corporations have been indicted/arrested and some forced to resign all in the last 30-60 days, such as CEO of NBA, Harley Davidson, Gates Foundation, Intel, McDonald’s, Cesar Awards, Vatican Chief of Police, Disney..etc Approximately 700-800 more resignations are coming in the next 3 months.

Lab-created Corona Virus is a cover-up for mass mandatory vaccination agenda, as well a covert US Intelligence operation that the world has ever seen and this mass 158,000 arrest operation will remove & capture the biggest evil & corrupted politicians, celebrities and CEOs including global elites and bankers such as George Soros, UN officials, founders of GRETA INC.

Trump will win the 2020 elections and arrests of former US presidents will occur in early 2021. All major arrests will be covered by media as an accident or conspiracy theory. All arrested individuals will be given “Rommel Death” meaning choice between suicide/accidental death in return for assurances that his/her reputation will remain intact, or face a criminal trial that would result in public disgrace.

Some top religious leaders will be arrested or forced to resign, some will get “Sick” suddenly. The Vatican will be the first and the Pope will be removed in 2020. Production of human extracted Adrenochrome will be revealed and Hollywood and the Vatican will be directly responsible for it.

Coming up there will be a 2-month complete shut down of the worlds most common operations such as schools, stock exchange, some Banks, airports, shipping, travel, events, galas, expos, sport games, sport championships, music award ceremonies, NBA/NHL/Baseball games, ship cruises including food shortage and staged electricity power loss. Gas prices will go down, food costs will go up, insurance will go up, Gold/silver stocks will fall, many corporations will either bankrupt or take a significant financial loss such as what’s about to happen to Air Canada, Disney and Coca Cola. H5N1 bird flu will be intentionally released this week out of China.

Welcome to the greater awakening. Global reset. NWO.

https://qmap.pub/

The Words We Speak

Critical listening and critical thinking are the key aspects of effective communication. That entails listening and thinking on a deeper level. Most people are thinking about what their response will be when engaged in a discussion, rather than focusing on what the speaker is saying.

talking thinkingEffective communication requires the listener to hear what the other person is saying before they respond. Interrupting the speaker cuts off the flow of thought. Therefore, people should avoid interrupting the speaker. The height of respect is to acknowledge the speaker, hear what the speaker is conveying, and then respond, once the speaker has concluded.

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The hardest part of communication is to remain non-judgemental of the speaker and to acknowledge that there may be more than one perspective on a subject or issue. Few people are willing to accept the viewpoints of others without an argument. Although debating an issue is healthy, arguing from a specific viewpoint may not yield a healthy result. Words start wars. But most people use words unwisely, without thinking about the damage words can do. This is evident in relationships between couples, parents and children, friends and associates, and co-workers.

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In today’s political arena, it is clear that people are not cognizant of the damage their words do in their communities and in the world. People are not taught about the power of words. They should learn to use them frugally, ethically, and for the highest good.

When our country’s leadership cares less about lying about their policies, actions, and private endeavors, we the people are in deep trouble because “Follow the leader” is in effect and young people pick up the bad habits of those in charge. This is evident not only in politics but in religion, education, and economics.

Lying is cheating at its lowest level. When young people learn that those in high places get away with cheating, stealing, and lying, they follow suit and the fabric of society suffers. Good people speaking well is a goal that more of us should aspire to.

Trump Blues

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

When your lawyer and your manager

Both get pinned on eight counts each

You can bet your bottom dollar

That you’re next, not out of reach

The blue wave is upon you

And Mueller’s just off-stage

So, nothing could save you

Not stupidity nor your rage

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

Fake news will tell the story

Of you and all your glory

Your money won’t mean nothin’

In a cell with your new husband.

Now, Putin might get jealous

And send some of his fellas

But that won’t mean a thing

When your buddies start to sing.

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

Now, all those little babies

That you stole from Mexico

Will be the ones to judge you

At the courthouse of your trial.

All the generals and the soldiers

Know you don’t deserve a parade

‘Cause you’re a 5-time draft dodger

Your M.O. has been made.

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

Your mouth is like a toilet

Spitting insults all around

But Manafort and Cohen

Are about to bring you down

Who knew a gallant sistah

From a Youngstown housing project

Would be the one to fix ya

Put the noose around your neck

Omarosa got the goods on ya

With the N-word and such

You had no idea she was on your case

Cause you were out of touch

She might have been a low-life

She might have been a dog

But she got you in the gizzard

Like a bullfrog on a log

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

You tweeted at midnight

And early in the morn

Your BS was your downfall

Since the day you were born

You tweeted about a witch hunt

And said it was a shame

But they caught five wizards

Calling out your name

Cohen, Flynn, Papadopoulos

Manafort and Gates

Were all your main men

And you’re next, just you wait!

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

Kellyanne and Sarah Huckabee

Can defend you all day long

But your lies are gonna get you

Cause we all know you were wrong

Wrong to defend the Nazis

White supremacists and the like

Wrong to kidnap babies

From their mothers out of sight

Wrong to call war heroes

Only victims of their fall

Wrong to call newscasters

Enemies of us all

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

Now, yo’ mama and yo’ sister

And yo’ daughters and your wives

Sure could not like you grabbin’ pussies

And disrupting women’s lives

You’re a bully and a despot

Who cares less about us folks

That’s why we wrote these Trump blues

Cause you’re actions are no joke.

Collude, Collude, Collude

Be rude, be rude, be rude

Collusion is such confusion

But conspiracy is clear as day.

 

©2018 Joan Cartwright and Sandra Kaye

 

The Age of Destiny

santa fe schoolIn light of the foolery going on in the country and worldwide, particularly with the government, law enforcement, and the media, I choose not to believe anything put forward by mass media and come up with my own ideas of what is going on. There have been 22 shootings in five months. Have you ever see the movies Bourne Identity (2002), Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and Bourne Legacy (2012)? There is much more going on here than what we are being told. Boys get rejected by girls every day of the week. Is that a good reason to shoot and kill people? If so, mental illness is at an all-time high.

Each of us has a choice how we use our life. There is so much to heal from in this country. However, we must be able to identify the sickness before we can prescribe treatment. The planet suffers from the insanity of human beings who are presumed to be humane, which they are not.

The stench of the crimes against humanity in the USA and worldwide cannot be treated with a blindfold. We must open our eyes and see the devastation that mankind heaps upon each other, the environment, and the universe. We are no longer in the Age of Karma. The Piscean age of guilt and suffering is over. We live in the Age of Destiny, when we may choose the direction in which we are traveling.

Media is a mechanism to control the masses. As co-Creators with the Universe, it is our duty to reflect upon, define, and reject negativity. First, we must put a face on the demons that terrorize our neighborhoods, communities, cities, and countries. Mass murder is a symptom, not a cause.

Terrorism is homegrown and the fact that black children can be shot down for nothing while white children go unharmed for committing horrendous acts is deplorable. There must be an explanation and until we are brave enough to question these atrocities, they will persist.

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Consider this: White people account for about 62% of the population and White Hispanics are about 12% of the population. That chart does not include White Hispanics, so I can only assume 74% of the population is accountable for 67% of all mass shootings. Unless of course they are bunched up with Latinos in this chart. More White people commit mass shootings because there are more of them. There are also more White people living in poverty, more White people who commit rape, et cetera. [Source]

Note that in the chart below, Asian countries are not represented, except Japan (0).

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percentage of mass shooters by race [Source]

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What is the difference between Karma and Destiny? Deepak Chopra gives one explanation, here:

In conclusion, everything we think, say, or do is a choice. Our destiny is tied up with our intention. We do not live in a vacuum. Each of us is a part of the puzzle, even those who commit horrendous crimes against humanity. Perhaps, their actions are intended to make us think about our own destiny so we may act better toward each other, consciously.

About The Clotilda

By now, those who have been following the story of the recent discovery of what seemed almost certain to be the remains of the Clotilda, the last known vessel to bring African captives, illegally, into the U.S. (whose survivors established Africatown, near Mobile, AL, where descendants still live) have learned that the wreck being investigated has now been revealed by closer examination not to be the Clotilda, but a much larger, and evidently newer vessel.
In many ways, this is a disappointment, as the remains,  mostly buried in mud, discovered some weeks ago as a result of record low tides, were thought to be almost certainly the Clotilda, which had been burned to the waterline and sunk, in an attempt to hide the evidence of her illegal mission, evidently close to the location of this find, based on what scarce records and oral history are known, because the finding of the actual vessel in which Africatown’s Ancestors made the horrific ocean crossing would have been an extremely valuable tangible link to the past, not only  for those descendants but for the nation and the world as well. (The ambassador of the Republic of Benin, West Africa, from which the Africans aboard the Clotilda were taken, has visited the site, and performed a very moving remembrance ceremony.)
However, any sense of disappointment is very much mitigated by the more important facts that a) the discovery brought much-needed global attention to Africatown, both for this unique and compelling history and for its present struggles with very serious economic and environmental injustice issues that might otherwise have continued to be largely overlooked; and b) that this discovery, and the numerous journalists, distinguished and expert scientists and researchers it brought to the site, has laid the groundwork for a diligent search to be undertaken in earnest for the actual location of the Clotilda’s remains.  The modern story is far from over, and, in many ways, has only just begun.
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This resurgence of the Clotilda story, which is inseparable from that of Africatown itself, is made even more timely and significant as it comes just as the UNESCO Slave Route Project prepares to hold its first-ever conference in the U.S., at the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello forced labor camp in Charlottesville, VA, on March 19-22, 2018, to explore “New Approaches to Interpreting and Representing Slavery in Museums and Sites: International Perspectives.”   The emphasis on “sites” is especially significant as nations and communities increasingly recognize the importance of history being preserved and made known in the actual places where it occurred, where we may “walk in the footsteps of Ancestors.”
Although it has been relatively little known in the U.S. before now, the Slave Route Project is a global  initiative launched in 1994, in Benin, as a call to all nations which were touched by the centuries of this human trafficking to identify and conserve all historic sites, artifacts, archival record, oral histories and other evidence, so that the history of the Middle Passage or so-called “slave trade, “and its Abolition will not ever be lost or forgotten by future generations.
The discovery, the investigation, the conference, and all of the discussion that has now been newly inspired by the Clotilda story are made much more timely and significant in this milestone 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Dr. M.L. King Jr. — also a keen reminder of the unfinished work of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign for economic justice, which he did not live to see launched, and this Bicentennial year of the birth of Frederick Douglass, arguably the most effective, powerful, and influential Abolitionist, whose eloquent wisdom still resonates today, perhaps even stronger than ever, as we witness deepening divisions, widening disparities, and new, broader forms of enslavement by other names encroaching on the rights of the majority of humanity for the benefit of the few.
The significance of these latest developments is well summed up by the statement from Africatown’s own residents (which is included in the larger story at the link below:

“We would like to express our deep appreciation to the Alabama Historical Commission, the community of Africatown and the many individuals and groups who made it possible for our team to work on this important project, said David L. Conlin, Ph.D., National Park Service, Submerged Resources. “Finally, we would like to acknowledge the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Slave Wrecks Project for their support of this work.”

“While the news is disappointing to the community, we are so grateful and hopeful that the process of investigating the shipwreck has brought global attention to our historic community and the compelling story of those who settled Africatown,” said ACDC President Cleon Jones. “The possibility has tremendously boosted efforts that were already underway here to beautify our community and to preserve and protect those historical assets that help tell our story. And we continue to be encouraged by the state historical commission’s statement that it is renewing efforts to find the CLOTILDA.”

See: http://www.wkrg.com/news/ mobile-county/shipwreck-found- in-mobile-delta-not-the- clotilda/1009972254

We must conclude this message with very special thanks to our brother Kamau Sadiki, current president of the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), who was also a key player in the investigation of the Sao José slave shipwreck off the coast of South Africa, which yielded artifacts on display at the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C., for providing updates on this story.  (He is pictured in this article; by oversight, his name was not listed in the earlier Press Release that went out announcing the impending investigation, but credit must be given where it is due to our outstanding achievers and contributors to knowledge.)
DGT

To Vote or Not to Vote?

The Candidates
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Hillary Clinton (D)              Donald Trump (R)               Jill Stein (G)
On October 20, 2016, a colleague’s column declared the following statement:

BLACKS MUST VOTE AND DO FOR SELF!

By AL CALLOWAY

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[Source]

For me, it is still bothersome that during Obama’s entire 2007-08 candidacy for President, there were few public occasions in which he did not exhort the American people to take control of our vaunted democratic processes. Over and over, Obama said, “organization is from the bottom up not the top down,” and “yes we can.”

The Brother laid a simple revolutionary concept out there that could change America, and the ultra shame of it is that, of all people, African Americans slept on it. People came as a hoard to Obama’s January 2009 inauguration. It was freezing. The millions praised him and celebrated, many cried as the event’s enormity hit home. And after the festivities, most people went home and did nothing.

Obama’s 2007-08 clarity was phenomenal. What kind of power would we now have, had we organized our neighborhoods, forged coalitions and mobilized? “Organization is from the bottom up not the top down,” and “yes we can.” In 2011, young white professionals, intellectuals and college students organized the Occupy Wall Street movement to “protest corporate influence on democracy.” The protests also called for legal action against those that brought about the 2008-09 economic crisis.

It is up to the American people to make democracy work. We must hurry before a great internal armed force is established throughout the nation with an appendage Gestapo-like secret police. The now Donald Trump led American right wing, like a fleet of submarines, has surfaced all over America. What some thought was mainly a deep southern socio-political will now see that it permeates all of America, save for its inner cities.

Somehow African Americans have in mind that if they vote there is nothing else to be done. So they waited for Moses (Obama) to take them to the “Promised Land.” Somehow the prospect that Obama’s election presented an opportunity to pressure government through organization es- caped black people throughout America. Not one leader came to the fore from any sector of black America to galvanize the people.

If there was even a modicum of understanding that Obama needed black organized pressure on Congress, the Supreme Court and his administration to facilitate positive social change, black reluctance to do anything rendered the Democratic Party base useless. The American white nationalist right used the opening to viciously attack Obama, take Congress and the Supreme Court.

We’re almost eight years later with Hillary Clinton dependent on the black vote to be elected President and, again, there is no black organization, no black policy initiatives known, and no known agreed upon deal. There is only a consistent appeal from Hillary for the black vote. By now the Clinton camp and just about everybody else outside of Trump world are certain that Hillary R. Clinton will be the next POTUS.

While it is imperative that all eligible voters of African descent cast their votes on Tuesday, November 8th, it is equally important that the same mistake of failing to organize for group self-interest never be repeated going forward after the election. Black people must pressure the next President within the first 100 days to put all black issues high on the policy agendas with sound assurances of implementation.

Do not, I repeat, do not use the regular channels of communicating with the President, that is through the Negro leadership. These people have been negotiating for African Americans since slavery. How do you like the job they’ve done so far? These people have bravely positioned themselves to negotiate for you and I without our permission because we have allowed them to get away with “pimping” us.

Instead, let’s organize using social media and groups like Black Lives Matter. Make preachers open churches and hold community issues forums and post findings. Utilize the black press and black orientated radio, especially during drive time to share information and send political messages to the White House and to black elected officials. Black people need to start organizing. Black people need to vote and do for self. Hillary won’t give you a thing unless you make her give it.

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Then, I watched this video that left me numb:

I emailed the video to some friends with this message:

In reference to newspaper column linked [above], what about these allegations, Al?

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One friend responded, thus:

Time doesn’t allow me to see this full documentary (or any of those interesting ones linked to it), but I am familiar with the story (or at least with some of what all has come out in the past), and I think your subject line says it all.  We could not agree more.
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This is yet another manifestation of that famous “twoness” that Dr. W.E.B. DuBois talked about over 100 years ago.  As Africans in America — members of the “Global Elite of Descendants of Survivors of the Middle Passage,” the ones whom “History has forced, obligated, challenged, and blessed to be Truth Knowers, Truth keepers, and Truth tellers,” charged with the responsibility of “keeping it real,” we see through the game and can be downright cynical about it all, but we are also those who, for the same reasons, had to be brought here “because the African presence and the African genius were absolutely required to be her to keep this from being a disaster that would have been beyond human imagination,” as an Afro-Cuban Yoruba priest once stated, and we have to be engaged in the global Village, where every human being is important and even (or especially) “When the fool speaks, the wise person listens.”  We do not write off politicians as irrelevant or beneath the rest of us.  We judge deeds, not doers.
So, as in the case of our current POTUS, love him as we might, we knew from the outset that he was the darling of Wall Street banking types who rather openly groomed him for the role, which has limited power in any case because governments have been supplanted by private multinational corporations and the global banking cartel as the primary arbiters of human destiny.  That said, who will deny that Barack Obama has brought a level of intelligence, consciousness, grace and elegance to the office that has never been there before, and who does not give thanks for all that he WAS able to accomplish in spite of the ignorance, outright hatred, and blind opposition he had to contend with?  Can any of us imagine the direction the country would have taken if either of his opponents had won?  All of this goes into answering the question that Mumia Abu-Jamal posed in a rare interview from prison: At the end of eight years of having an African-American present, what will we [people in general, but African Americans in particular, as I interpret the question] have to shoe for it?”  From day one, we had to “have his back and hold his feet to the fire” at the same time, as I have always seen it, and maybe the REAL question is, “After eight years, how good a job have WE done with that assignment?”  (Mr. Obama, we will recall, was quite honest about this: Only weeks after being elected as the candidate of “Change We Can Believe In,” in those heady President-Elect Days before actually wielding authority, he told the American people, “Change has to come TO Washington, not FROM Washington.)
So you and I seem to be in that same place, as “sober supporters” of the better candidates, not distracted by sensationalism or slogans, or tribal and gender politics, who look at these elections for what they are, knowing all the while, as your subject line says, that we have to be about the pro-active business of building the healthy alternative society.  The real reason we had to be brought here in the first place.  “The past is present.  The future is now.”
Thanks for sharing the knowledge,
G
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I cannot take credit for the subject. That’s Al Calloway’s headline in the South Florida Times for his article – Subject: Blacks must vote and do for self!

My contribution was the link to the video about the Clintons and the body county that has followed them from the Arkansas governor’s office.
So, the issue, when examining the iniquities of the two candidates, is whether to vote for the Republican whose sexual iniquities objectify women and racial slurs offend African Americans, Mexicans, and immigrants (except, of course, his wife)
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vote for the Democrat whose iniquities far surpass lying, cheating, and stealing but encompass murder.
I’m just about ready to vote for Trump.
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To which G responded:
As usual, we have to choose what we deem to be the lesser of the two evils, while knowing that we better be about the business of making something better (like being Maroons in our own time — uncomfortable and inconvenient in so many ways but free and independent of the “slimy degenerates,” as Dick Gregory used to call them [ and maybe still does]).  That choice has to be objective, informed, and scientific, rather than an emotional and hopeful gamble.
The Clintons and their track record have been a source of some fascination to me for some time.  As horrific as it looks and sounds (if this is all actually verified), it has always struck me, when I am reminded of the” body count” and other questionable dealings, as something that is more American than unusual.  That may sound glib, but I keep getting the impression that these relative rubes from Arkansas have just been less capable of covering up their trail than other families who are more practiced at the craft.  The Kennedys, the Bushes, the ones whose names we don’t even know because they stay in the shadows instead of jumping out into politics, all strike me as  being not very different from those ruthless clans that competed for thrones in the old monarchy days in Europe.
The other impression I get — bearing in mind that none of this is “scientific, objective, or informed” — is the first impression that struck me on the morning of 9/11/01, which was that these dastardly acts could not have been committed by the named assailants alone; they have to be part of a larger conspiracy in which provided lots and lots of help.
This, we are reminded, IS American culture:  A place run by and for genocidal murderers and enslavers for the sole purpose of their profit and power, whatever the cost to others.  Hillary and Donald are just the two faces of that culture that have been thrust into prominence these days, as a major distraction while others of their ilk pursue the same odious agenda behind the scenes.  We, of all people, know this even better than we might ever have wanted to.
So we have a “choice” between a pure creature of the system, totally tied to business-as-usual, with all of her connections with the usual suspects, and all her experiences in several official positions within the system, who promises basically more of the same, and a pure creature of the system, that has been rigged to his advantage from the time of his birth, that could fashion him into a candidate for the presidency out of mere  entertainment industry “realty-TV” (an oxymoron) hype and hoopla, whose track record promises that he will serve himself at whatever cost to the country.
Of the two, the woman, for better or for worse, shows herself to be innately smart, battle-tested, professional, with at least a modicum of knowledge of statecraft, along with all of the heavy baggage that she drags along with her.  The guy, on the other hand, has demonstrated no skill other than his ability to provide power and privilege for himself in a world where everything and everybody is just a tool to that end. The Clinton’s “body count” is scary indeed, and all the more so because it is out in the open (unlike so many others), while the ruin to which the Donald has brought so many people may not have produced as many identifiable corpses, but remains well hidden by the ordinary workings of a system rigged to protect the materially wealthy from such exposure.  (How many Americans even today know how many presidents were slaveholders or how many lives they held in bondage, and at what cost to how many more lives, and that is only counting the ones who went into politics and got elected?)

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Central Park 5 in 1990

For me. Donald Trump showed his true colors when he took a full page newspaper ad (at a cost which he surely found a way to write off at taxpayers’ expense) indicting the Central Park Five basically before a real trial could be held, and then another to denounce any compensation given to them after they were exonerated years later, having some of the best years of their lives taken from them in prison.

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Central Park 5 in 2016

It was bad enough then, but when he brought it up again only recently, claiming that those men “should have been executed” (damn the courts), it became clear that this is another kind of psychopath, who is perhaps more to be pitied and helped than scorned and demonized.
To the extent that whoever occupies the White House has any relevance to our lives at all, given the choice to be made at the polls, we have to weigh the evidence before us (knowing that there is a whole lot more that is before us that we do not even know about), and, like any dutiful jury, decide the verdict in this case against the American people for being so negligent that out of a population of nearly 320 million people (officially), these are the best two candidates we can come up with.
The elders have wisely taught us that “Everything happens for a reason.”  There are profound lessons to learn from this election (whatever the outcome).  The most profound of all may be the one we have always known, which is that we have work to do.
A luta continua,
G
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Then, I visited a local bookstore owned by a friend of mine who suggested that Jill Stein of The Green Party might be the best candidate to vote for.
So, what is the choice? 
To vote or not to vote for the Democratic Woman, the Republican Elitist, or the Green Party Unknown?
But keep this in mind:
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