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)

 

 

 

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

Policing the Police

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The Guardian, 12/13/2019
 
Ever since he was a teenager, Joshua Doggrell has believed that the former slave-holding states of the American south should secede from the United States. When he was a freshman in college at the University of Alabama in 1995, Doggrell discovered a group whose worldview chimed with his – the League of the South.
The League believes that white southern culture is in danger of extinction from forces such as religious pluralism, homosexuality, and interracial coupling. In 2006, when he was 29 years old, he applied to be a police officer in Anniston, Alabama. On his police application, Doggrell wrote that he was a member of the League. Shortly after, he was hired.
During nearly a decade on the police force, Doggrell was a vocal advocate for the League, working to recruit fellow officers to the group. He encouraged his colleagues to attend the League’s monthly meetings. On Facebook, he posted neo-Confederate material, including a photo of an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and wrote that he was “against egalitarianism in all forms”.
Often, he refused to be in the room when the department recited the pledge of allegiance in front of the American flag. Although it is unusual for a police officer to be so open about his involvement in an extremist organization, for decades, anti-government and white-supremacist groups have been attempting to recruit police officers into their ranks. “It is something a lot of folks are overlooking,” says Vida B Johnson, an assistant professor of law at Georgetown University.
“Police forces are becoming more interested in talking about implicit bias – the unconscious, racial biases we carry with us as Americans. But people aren’t really addressing the explicit biases that are present on police forces.” According to Johnson’s research, there have been at least 100 different scandals, in more than 40 different states, involving police officers who have sent racist emails and text messages, or made racist comments on social media, since the 1990s.
A recent investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting found that hundreds of active-duty and retired law enforcement officers from around the country were members of confederate, anti-government and anti-Islam groups on Facebook. But there is no official record of officers who are tied to white supremacists or other extremist groups because, in the US, there is no federal policy for screening or monitoring the country’s 800,000+ law enforcement officers for extremist views. The 18,000 or so police departments across the country are largely left to police themselves.
While not every police officer who is tied to a white supremacist group will necessarily act out their beliefs, violently, the presence of even a single radicalized officer can terrorize a community. “Even if the number of officers is numerically small, because of the intense risks posed of having a ticking time bomb like that in a department, that’s a big deal,” said Brian Levin, a former NYPD officer who directs the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism in California.
In a number of cases, ideologically radicalized police officers have gone on to commit extreme forms of violence. In 2006, a leaked report from the FBI’s counterterrorism division warned that white supremacists have spent decades trying to “infiltrate law enforcement communities or recruit law enforcement personnel.”
The document, first reported on by The Intercept, noted that the term “ghost skins” had gained currency among white supremacists, to describe extremists who “avoid overt displays of their beliefs to blend into society and covertly advance white supremacist causes”. But experts have difficulty gauging the number of white supremacists within law enforcement. Some give ballpark figures in the low hundreds, while others can’t give an estimate at all.
Additional Resources:
Inside the U.S. Military’s Battle with White Supremacy and Far-Right Extremism; NBC, 5/25/2019 https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/inside-u-s-military-s-battle-white-supremacy-far-right-ncna1010221    
Several High Profile Racist Extremists Serve in the U.S. Military; Intelligence Report, 8/11/2006 https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2006/several-high-profile-racist-extremists-serve-us-military    
Why Can’t the Military Root Our Far-Right Extremism in its Own Ranks? Pacific Standard, 4/17/2019 https://psmag.com/social-justice/why-cant-the-military-root-out-far-right-extremism-in-its-own-ranks 

One in Four Troops Sees White Nationalism in the Ranks; Military Times, 10/23/2017 https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2017/10/23/military-times-poll-one-in-four-troops-sees-white-nationalism-in-the-ranks/   

Standing Bear vs. Crook

1chiefstandingbear1 CHIEF STANDING BEAR, Ponca Tribe, Nebraska

[https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/20/civil-rights-leader-almost-nobody-knows-about-gets-statue-us-capitol]

By Uncited [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsIn the 1878 lawsuit, Standing Bear v. Crook, the U.S. attorney argued that Standing Bear was neither a citizen nor a person, and as such did not have the standing to sue the government. 

Chief Standing Bear was called to testify, becoming the first Native American to do so. He raised his right hand and, through an interpreter, said: “My hand is not the color of yours, but if I pierce it, I shall feel pain. If you pierce your hand, you also feel pain. The blood that will flow from mine will be the same color as yours. The same god made us both. I am a man.”

On April 30, 1879, Judge Dundy agreed, ruling for the first time in U.S. history that “the Indian is a ‘person’ ” and has all the rights and freedoms promised in the Constitution. The judge also ordered Crook to free Standing Bear and his people immediately. [https://history.nebraska.gov/collections/standing-bear-ca-1834-1908-rg1429am]

When did white people get the notion that other people were not persons because of the color of their skin? This idea enabled white people to take everything away from black and brown people.

It’s time for reparations on the behalf of all black and brown people robbed by these white crooks.

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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Racism should not exist

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According to author Neely Fuller, Jr., “racism should not exist.” [Source]

neelyfullerbook1I, Neely Fuller, Jr., the writer/author of these books, like millions of others, have been a long-time Victim of and Servant to Racism (White Supremacy) in all areas of activity. My experiences, observations, and/or studies have led me to believe the following:

  • Racism has done more to promote non-justice than any other socio-material system known to have been produced or supported by the people of the known universe.
  • No major problem that exists between the people of the known universe can be eliminated until Racism is eliminated.
  • The fear, frustration, malice, and confusion caused by Racism, retards or prevents all constructive activity between the people of the known universe.
  • The only form of functional Racism that exists among the people of the known universe is “White Supremacy.”
  • The people who have the ability to eliminate Racism do not have the will to do so and the people who have the will to do so do not have the ability.
  • Regardless of all that has been said or done, the quality of the relationship between white people and black people is and has been a total disaster.
  • Justice is better than Racism.
  • As long as Racism exists, anything said or done by people that is not intended to help eliminate Racism and to help produce justice is a waste of time and energy.

Each and every Victim of Racism should minimize the time and effort spent doing anything other than thinking, speaking, and acting in a manner that helps to eliminate Racism and helps to establish justice.

Each and every person should seek to do this every day, in every area of activity, including Economics, Education, Entertainment, Labor, Law, Politics, Religion, Sex, and War/Counter-War.

The United-Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept Textbook: A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code

A prime example of the damages of racism is this historical account:

In 1825, barely two decades after winning its independence against all odds, Haiti was forced to begin paying enormous “reparations” to the French slaveholders it had overthrown. Those payments would have been a staggering burden for any fledgling nation, but Haiti wasn’t just any fledgling nation; it was a republic formed and led by blacks who’d risen up against the institution of slavery. As such, Haiti’s independence was viewed as a threat by all slave-owning countries – the United States included – and its very existence rankled racist sensibilities globally. Thus Haiti – tiny, impoverished and all alone in a hostile world – had little choice but to accede to France’s reparation demands, which were delivered to Port-au-Prince by a fleet of heavily armed warships in 1825.

By complying with an ultimatum that amounted to extortion, Haiti gained immunity from French military invasion, relief from political and economic isolation – and a crippling debt that took 122 years to pay off.  [Source]