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.

 

Here’s the lesson

In the news regarding the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer:

Black Man Down: “I Can’t Breathe!”

By Rosalee Martin (5-29-2020)

800-1“I Can’t Breathe!”

“I Can’t Breathe!”

Choked with knee in his neck

‘Mama, Mama”

Last words said by George Floyd

No more breath;

Dead!

Dead at the knee of a police officer;

Keeper of law.

Ha! Ha!

Keeper of white supremacy

George Floyd was black

Walking while black

Alleged crime

Passing a counterfeit $20

Sentenced to death;

No criminal charge,

No criminal hearing,

No criminal trial by jury.

Take matters in own hand

With knee on his neck, cutting off his windpipe

Lynching 2020 style

With other lynchers looking on

Wearing police uniforms, carrying guns

No help for the lynchee, George

In Minnesota,

In the USA,

In families, and

In my family,

My black grandsons can be next!

Police lynching of black men,

Not in 1900th century

With lynchers wearing white capes and hoods

But today wearing uniforms

As officers of the law to protect our cities,

Our lives;

Knee on neck–7 minutes

Only long enough for death to occur

“I Can’t Breathe!”

‘Get up’ words of angry officer

“I Can’t Breathe!”

Then don’t breathe!

Go lifeless . . .die!

One less nigger!

One less black man!

NEXT!!!

‘Shoot the looter” says the president

NEXT . . .

But he didn’t loot;

He peacefully let police handcuff him,

Not knowing he would be dead in 20 minutes.

Only crime

His Black birthday suit:

Can’t change color,

Can’t change history,

Can’t change white hate!

One more nigger dead!

NEXT!

“I Can’t Breathe!”

Your knee is on my neck

Blocking my windpipe

Those with Covid-19 have days. . .

May be placed on ventilator

But not George Floyd

7 minutes are sucked out of him

“I Can’t Breathe!”

Echoes what happened to Eric Garner

Six years ago

Choked by police

“I Can’t Breathe!”

Black death. . .

Oh well

Black Life Matters;

Does it?

My son’s black life matter;

Does it?

My grandsons’ black life matters,

But when?

Not when being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Not when being in your apartment when shot by police

Not when jogging on the road and citizens kill you

Not when you are born black—no other crime

Did their lives’ matter?

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Poison of racism permeates the air

Sucked into our collective lungs

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Poor healthcare system keeps us sick

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Poverty sucks out our hopes and dreams

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Educational divide

They in class . . . we in prison

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Last hired, first fired

Unless an essential worker—frontline exposure

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Your knee is on our necks!

Your arms are choking us!

And the president says ‘shoot the looters!’

“We Can’t Breathe!”

God blew the breath of life in us

You suck it out

Are you now god?

“We Can’t Breathe!”

Black Man Down: “I Can’t Breathe!”

By Rosalee Martin (5-29-2020)

 

 

 

Ebola v. Covid-19 Responses

PRESIDENTIAL RESPONSES TO A PANDEMIC

[This is a post from Facebook.]

For those of you complaining about Trump being blamed for the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic:
I posted a history lesson for everyone on both sides of the political divide. I think it’s important that we understand the truth, especially come November when it’s time to vote. Forgive the length but we all have time on our hands to read.
In December 2013, an 18-month-old boy in Guinea was bitten by a bat and died a brutal death a day later. After that, there were five other fatal cases. When Ebola spread out of the Guinea borders into neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone in July 2014, President Obama activated the Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. The CDC deployed CDC personnel, immediately, to West Africa to coordinate a response that included vector tracing, testing, education, logistics, and communication.
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Altogether, the CDC, under President Obama, trained 24,655 medical workers in West Africa, educating them on how to prevent and control the disease before a single case left Africa or reached the U.S.
Working with the U.N. and the World Health Organization President Obama ordered the re-routing of travelers heading to the U.S. through certain specific airports equipped to handle mass testing.
Back home in America, more than 6,500 people were trained through mock outbreaks and practice scenarios. That was done before a single case hit America.
Three months after President Obama activated this unprecedented response, on September 30, 2014, we detected our first case in the U.S.A. A man had traveled from West Africa to Dallas and somehow slipped through the testing protocol. He was immediately detected and isolated. He died a week later. Two nurses who tended to him contracted Ebola but later recovered. All the protocols had worked. It was contained.
The Ebola epidemic could have easily become a pandemic, but thanks to the actions of our government under President Obama, it never did. Those THREE EBOLA CONFIRMED CASES were the ONLY cases of Ebola in the U.S.A. because Obama did what needed to be done THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CASE.
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Ebola is even more contagious than COVID-19. Had Obama not acted swiftly, millions of Americans would have died horrible, painful, deaths like something out of a horror movie (if you’ve never seen how Ebola kills, it’s horrific).
It is ironic because President Obama acted decisively and we forget about his actions since the disease never reached our shores.
Now, here is the story of COVID-19 and Trump’s response that we know about thus far:
Before anyone even knew about the disease (even in China) Trump disbanded the pandemic response team that Obama had put in place. He cut funding to the CDC, and he cut our contribution to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Trump fired Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, the person on the National Security Council in charge of stopping the spread of infectious diseases before they reach our country – a position created by the Obama administration.
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Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer

When the outbreak started in China, Trump assumed it was China’s problem and sent no research, supplies, or help of any kind. We were in a trade war, why should he help them?
In January, he received a briefing from our intelligence organizations that the outbreak was much worse than China was admitting and that it would hit our country if something wasn’t done to prevent it. He ignored the report, not trusting our own intelligence.
When the disease spread to Europe, the World Health Organization offered a plethora of tests to the United States. Trump turned them down, saying private companies here would make the tests “better” if we needed them. However, he never ordered U.S. companies to make tests and they had no profit motive to do so on their own.
According to scientists at Yale and several public university medical schools, when they asked for permission to start working on our own testing protocol and potential treatments or vaccines, they were denied by Trump’s FDA.
When Trump knew about the first case in the United States he did nothing. It was just one case and the patient was isolated. When doctors and scientists started screaming in the media that this was a mistake, Trump claimed it was a “liberal hoax” conjured up to try to make him “look bad after impeachment failed.”
The next time Trump spoke of COVID-19, we had SIXTY-FOUR CONFIRMED CASES but Trump went before microphones and told the American public that we only had FIFTEEN cases “and pretty soon that number will be close to zero.”
All while the disease was spreading, Trump took no action to get more tests. What he did was to stop flights from China from coming here. This was too late and accomplished nothing according to scientists and doctors. By then, the disease was worldwide and was already spreading exponentially in the U.S. by Americans, not Chinese people, as Trump would like you to believe.
As of the moment, I am posting this, the evening of April 2, 2020, we have 244,678 COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASES and 5,911 COVID-19 DEATHS in the U.S.A. The actual number is undoubtedly more than triple that amount.
As if you needed one more reason to vote, here it is.
— Katalin Marton
Cases overview as of May 29, 2020
United States
Confirmed
1.76M
+23,051
Recovered
379K
Deaths
103K
+1,216
Worldwide
Confirmed
5.8M
+105K
Recovered
2.4M
Deaths
360K
+4,239

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]

Fighting Economic Disparity

This message was in my email, today. It outlines some solutions to the economic disparity experienced by people of color in the USA, during the pandemic.
Dear All People’s Day friends,
Wednesday night Elliott and I were on an NAACP call that included Nancy Pelosi and other congressional officials who are trying to help in this time of need.  We learned that people of color are the largest group impacted by the Coronavirus.  Many are the most exposed because their jobs are considered essential and they won’t get paid if they don’t go to work.  Jim Crow laws hadn’t allowed them to save funds for a rainy day and stay home plus many people of color have compromised health issues because of prejudice against them in the health system.  I have heard many stories about this neglect throughout the years but no one has amassed scientific data.  Thus, people of color have the highest death rate from the Coronavirus in the US.
In the spirit of All People’s Day inclusion, here is a way you can help them and everyone in this time of need.
  • Call Governor Ron DeSantis 1(850) 717-9337
  • Senator Marco Rubio (561) 775-3360
  • Senator Rick Scott (202) 224-5274
  • Congresswoman Lois Frankel (561) 998-9045
Ask them to support the following issues:
THESE ARE ISSUES THAT WILL BE HELPFUL IN OUR BATTLE AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS
  1. Expand Medicaid throughout the country
  2. Since people of color have the highest death rate keep track of racial demographics about people with the virus so zip codes can pinpoint testing sites.  Also, make public transportation to the sites available.
  3. Increase the amount of Food Stamps.
  4. In the next cash infusion: a) Include small businesses owned by people of color that have not been able to get the stimulus loans because they cannot afford to use a bank that requires a certain balance. b) Other institutions like Credit Unions should be approved for distributing the money. c) 501c3 nonprofits and churches should be treated like small businesses for the loans. If 75% is given to workers the business loans are forgiven.
  5. Vote by mail for all states due to the Coronavirus
PEACE & LOVE,
Susan Berkowitz-Schwartz
Founder / President of All People’s Day, Inc
(561) 495-9818
www.allpeoplesday.org (being updated)
Facebook.com/allpeoplesday
Instagram: all_peoples_day

Who owns Jazz?

[Excerpts from The Social Effects of Jazz by Zola Philipp]

JIMHALL-2“In response to the statement that whites stole the music, Jim Hall says, “I’ve always felt that the music started out as black but that it’s as much mine now as anyone else’s. I haven’t stolen the music from anybody—I just bring something different to it” (Gerard, 1998, p. 90). Hall is indeed acknowledging that blacks invented jazz, but he does not feel that whites have stolen it, even if whites imitated the various jazz styles created by blacks and became wealthy as a result.”

Hall’s statement above is true. Jazz music is the next commodity used by white men to accrue wealth since cotton. Their entitlement means that they do not have to steal something to make it theirs. They have a right to it and that’s all there is to it.

Meanwhile, “Malcolm X said that whites simply replicate what they heard in the past, whereas blacks could spontaneously invent. He stated “Black musicians at a jam session with white musicians—a whole lot of difference. The white musician can jam with sheet music in front of him. But that black musician picks up his horn and blows sounds he never thought of before. He improvises, he creates (Gerard, 1998, p. 78).”

“Mackey (1992) believed that there was the containment of black mobility on the political level and that the social and economic progress blacks might have accumulated because of their artistic innovation was blocked by whites.”

Although jazz music permeates the planet in clubs and festivals, “Jazz became so commercialized that the industry was less dependent on black innovation, but rather produced a music that was lacking the essence of jazz—its improvisation.” Kofsky (1998) “believed that this refusal of whites to credit blacks is because they refused to equate anything valuable with African Americans. According to Miles Davis, this is the case because “The white man likes to win everything. White people like to see other white people win and they can’t win when it comes to jazz because black people created this” (Gerard, 1998, p.16).

REX STEWARTWhile whites in the jazz music industry got rich, black musicians did not reap equal benefits. The industry caused a great deal of exploitation and discrimination by whites against blacks. Rex Stewart said, “Where the control is, the money is. Do you see any of us running any record companies, booking agencies, radio stations, music magazines?” (Kofsky, 1998, p. 19).

[Source and References: https://www.york.cuny.edu/academics/writing-program/the-york-scholar-1/volume-6.1-fall-2009/the-social-effects-of-jazz]

THIS is where I come in. Go to: www.DrDivaJC.com

How to stop Trump

How to stop Trump!

  1. We need to PERSONALLY contact,in a face-to-face way, at LEAST 100,000,000 U.S. voters. The reasons we must do that are laid out HERE.
  2. We must EXPAND the electorate. We must turn out at LEAST 85,000,000 Democratic voters. The groups we most need to target are examined right HERE.
  3. Registering new voters is KEY. Voter registration information is HERE.
  4. Each Democratic activist should set a goal of registering at least 10 new Democratic voters. My thoughts on how to do this are HERE.
  5. We need clear, effective talking points and a clear plan of action. My suggestions for all of these things are HERE.
  6. You can already donate money to whoever ends up as Trump’s Democratic opponent. That can be done HERE.
  7. Florida is a MUST-HAVE state, and Puerto Rican voters are crucial. Here’s what needs doing right 
  8. The women of America are KEY to our victory. Here’s why, HERE.
  9. Why I am a GOTV fanatic, with some eye-opening stats, right HERE.
  10. Pennsylvania is KEY. Let’s go for it! Here’s how, right HERE.
  11. Ohio is KEY. Let’s go for it. Here’s how, right HERE.

These suggestions came from this link:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/11/1891871/-Do-You-Want-This-G-d-Damned-Sh-t-Show-to-Stop-READ-THIS

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.

Midterm Election Wrap-Up

White-WomenContemplate this: What the midterm election showed was:

  1. A large group of eligible voters is uninformed about the importance of their right to vote.
  2. There is a criminal faction among Republicans to disenfranchise voters who may vote Democratic.
  3. White people love white privilege and will do anything to keep it.
  4. Hispanic people do not understand that they are not considered to be white.
  5. We must find a way to wrench the power out of the hands of the White Supremacist Patriarchy that is heavily supported by white women who benefit in ways that people of color will never know or understand.
  6. Only white women can end racism.

Why Did 53 Percent of White Women Voters Go for Donald Trump?

To understand the “white woman story,” we must first acknowledge that white supremacy remains the prevailing force in electoral politics. 

These elections were not aberrations; white women have voted Republican for the better part of the last three decades. Women of color, black women especially, are responsible for the so-called gender gap in electoral politics and form the core of the progressive base.

Some white women face voting pressure from their more-conservative husbands, a dynamic Hillary Clinton acknowledged in her analysis of her 2016 election loss. 
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Investments in mobilizing newly activated white women must be the frosting atop a cake of much deeper investment in year-round organizing in communities of color – those best poised to lead and drive real progressive change.

[The Reasons Why White Women Vote Republican—and What to Do About It]

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Richmond, VA

Responses on FACEBOOK

Enock Mubarak wrote:

Unfortunately, many black people can’t see the forest for the trees because this midterm election is a win for black America because when black people took the house of representatives, we went from being on the menu to [having] a seat at the table.

On November 5, black people were sitting strapped down in the electric chair with the hood over [their] heads, waiting for November 6, when white America would pull the switch to literally legislate black people back into 1856 chattel slavery in real time. But,  once black people took the house of representatives, then, reprieve, good news, the electric chair blew a fuse.

For our victory, instead of talking about black people like we are not in the room, Trump [said] he regrets his heavy tone and will work on taking the bass out of his voice when talking to or about us.

In a war, there are battles. We have not won the war but we won this battle and, in victory, we won breathing room and a 2-year window to re-organize, re-construct, re-formulate, refortify, rejuvenate, regroup and rebuild without being under constant political gunfire from the other side. So, don’t waste it.

Then there is this . . . Who are the 8% of Black men and 18% of Black women that voted RED? Why did they vote that way? Do 46% of Latino men think they are white men? Do 38% of Latino women think they are white? Is any of this relevant?

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Other Victories – Takeover of House by Women Democratic Candidates

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https://wordswespeak.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/midterm-election-wrap-up/

Down with the WSP

Down with the White Supremacist Patriarchy!

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The WSP has wrecked havoc around the planet since its inception. “The first signs of patriarchy were the ancient humans of the Neolithic Era, which encompassed from about 10,200 BCE to between 4,500 and 2,000 BCE, who relied on a system where men were the hunters of a tribe and women the gatherers” [Source].

The idea of ownership and stewardship might have been a good one at the time it was first developed. But the idea has spiraled into a disease all over the planet for non-male, non-white people.

During this time, the realization occurred that it took a male and female to produce offspring. It is theorized that with this realization, these Neolithic men first became aware in their role in paternity. These same men also began to take private ownership over their individual herds.  Prior to this development, the people of the Paleolithic Era had shared both land and supplies. With this new concept of ownership came the desire to have private herds left to the descendants of the owner. Because of this new desire, it became necessary for women to be virgins before marriage and for them to abstain from adultery after marriage so that men could have the reassurance that their offspring were their own (Lerner). With this new control over women began the earliest patriarchal families” [Source].

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Here we are in 2018, over 12, 000 years later and NOTHING has changed???

What is wrong with women? Are they simply afraid of men? White women support the White Supremacy Patriarchy. Why? We need to find the answer and change this paradigm, NOW! Black women have known since slavery that they could not rely on being protected by black men. Asian men made laws to drown the first child if it is a girl. This is absolute insanity!

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If they are blind to the terror and torment they have caused on the planet, perhaps, it is time women pluck out men’s eyes and feed them to the fish!

Teachers

We need conscious teachers who will teach our girls to be truthseekers and defenders of the rights of all people. We need teachers who will teach our boys to play fair and respect the rights of all people.

If this doesn’t happen soon, the women of the world will lose the fight for equality, equal pay, and respect for their bodies. Meanwhile, white men will continue to marginalize everyone until they are stranded in a sea of irrelevance.

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