Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Debate on Religion in America seldom occurs. Religious people are so stuck in their ways that they refuse to acknowledge science or common knowledge that can easily debunk their beloved gods. Spirituality and morals were around way before any concept of god or religion, but Christians act as though they have a trade mark on morality. Religion strips a person’s individuality from them and forces them to become something that they were never meant to become. Spirituality was founded on being true to ones self, organized religions stole spirituality and added their own twisted morals in order to control and brain wash their followers. If people would realize that religion is not needed to be spiritual and live a prosperous life then they wouldn’t flock to these churches by the millions. Religion is just a way to confuse people and prevent them from finding their own meaning of their own life. It is imperative that people become individual thinkers and question things that they believe are fallacies. I was once indoctrinated by Christianity, but I woke up and began to question things I was told not to question. Dropping Christianity granted me the ability to give my own life a meaning without worrying about some god in the sky judging me. In addition, I began to question why would a creator judge its creations when his creations are not godly like the so called creator. I could write for day’s questioning religion, but I will not because I have come in connect with my higher being, and I am comfortable with my own spirituality. It is up to those questioning their religion to do their own research and look in to them selves for guidance on spirituality. A great book to read is “The God Delusion” by Richard Dawkins.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Capitalism, Police Corruption and Classism

In a democratic society one would only believe that all people of all colors would be represented equally. But in the United States of America, democracy only applies to those in power. Capitalism creates classism, which disproportionately affects black people and people of color. Wealth is kept in the hands of a small proportion of the population, further decreasing the opportunity for people at the bottom the ability to better their situations. When people are not given equal opportunities to succeed disparities are created, which further separate classes. Lower level people are often times looked down upon and ignored. Take Hurricane Katrina for an example; the state of Louisiana knew they had faulty levees, but since these levees were located in lower level areas nothing was done to insure that they were prepared for a massive hurricane like Katrina. It is imperative that lower level people take action by becoming more radical and addressing injustices against their community’s.

When the serial killer in Cleveland stored seven poor black woman’s bodies in his house this further showcased the lack of concern for lower level black people. Had this same event occurred in a wealthy suburban area, national news coverage would have been diverted to make sure these women were somehow found. How can we live in a democratic society when a white woman’s well being is considered more valuable than a black woman’s well being? Black communities have been under attack by drugs, weapons, and, police brutality for decades. The war on dugs has systematically destroyed the family structure in inner cities throughout America. The disdain towards police in these communities stems from the historical oppression placed upon blacks by crime fighting police officers. When the goal of policing is to stop crime instead of preventing it, police officers perceive poor blacks as being inherently criminal. Thus, creating an us vs. them ideology that leads to innocent victims losing their lives, and innocent citizens being incarcerated.

Most people in poor communities have a lack of knowledge of the law which allows the criminal justice system to take advantage of their ignorance. This system is corrupted, and it is easy for this system to destroy lives by criminalizing the poor, while CEO’s and presidents profit off of wars, death, and indigent labor. We as a society must wakeup educate our selves become more radical and take what is naturally ours. We all deserve a piece of the pie.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Health Care Reform and Blue Dog Democrats

Health care reform has just passed through the house and the only thing holding it back is the senate. I do not want to jump to conclusions since the bill has not passed yet, but if it were to pass this is a great sign for actual change. Thirty nine democrats voted against the bill while only one republican voted for it. Thus, showcasing some sort of division within the Democratic Party. This division is a major threat even though the bill passed regardless. If the democrats are not careful this division can cost them severely in the upcoming elections. The Virginia and New Jersey Governor races were both lost by the Democratic Party, although President Barrack Obama is a very popular democratic president. Barrack is not a one man show and him co signing something does not always guarantee a victory. Therefore, the democrats must regroup as a party and get rid of the so called “blue dog” Democrats.

The Blue dog democrats consider them selves fiscally conservative liberals who are independent. I consider them Southern Republicans who have infiltrated the Democratic Party. These blue dogs then complicate policy making for the true liberals further dividing the Democratic Party. One thing I can say about the Republicans is that they do tend to stick together no matter how whack their policies may be. It is up to the constituents of these so called Blue dog democrats to make sure these fools do not further divide the Democratic Party. Do not vote for someone who votes against health care reform, or any type of reform that may benefit society. Instead of worrying about the right the Democrats must keep an eye on those who vote against bills backed heavily by fellow democrats. One can only wonder if these Blue dogs are really just Republican infiltrators out to divide the Democratic Party.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Random Thoughts

Americans have a serious issue when it comes to living beyond their means, and buying materialistic things to impress society. Regardless of how much a person is earning yearly, their quality of life is often based off of what material items they posses. Materialistic people are placed on a pedestal, while simpler individuals are looked down upon. This creates a society of attention seekers, who will do anything for their five minutes of fame. Social networks are great for one thing, besides networking, entertainment. Sites like Ustream, and you tube, showcase attention seeking individuals on a daily basis searching for their big break. Throwing money on strippers, known as making it rain was embraced in the hip hop culture, and impressionable teens sale drugs to join in this fad. In addition, dropping out of school can be looked at as adding street credentials to an aspiring rappers resume, and I don’t have enough fingers to count all the independent rap artists I know. If this type of behavior continues our youth will be working until their 70, or our prisons will fill up until we have to start building prisons on mars. It may sound sarcastic, but our priorities are messed up. Like Barrack Obama said, “Not everyone can be Lil Wayne or Lebron James”, but if you were to take a trip around your neighborhood you would think otherwise. Maybe it is just my neighborhood, or maybe it is yours also, but one thing is certain there are too many Indians and not enough chiefs.

On a more serious note, I often times wonder why the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor. Do elite people exploit materialism so lower level people can spend all their money buying things that aren’t important? What says you……..

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Social Engineering

Jason Williams and Will capers both posted magnificent posts, so I decided to respond to they’re posts with my own insights on white privilege and social engineering. In a society where little is taught about the suffering of people of color and indigenous people, it is to no surprise that white people are clueless to their suffering. Social engineering has helped dumb down society by bringing forth a false representation of people of color. This false representation has led white people to a belief that they are some how superior. In addition, this pseudo superiority complex has affected the mind sets of several peoples of color leaving them to believe that white people are indeed superior, when in all actuality we are all humans. When you are told your whole life, that you have to work 10 times harder, than a white man because of the color of your skin, and to actually work harder than that average white man to make less money. Makes one wonder if this system has actually changed any since the days of slavery?

With disparities in the criminal justice, educational, social, and economical systems disproportionally, affecting blacks. I wonder if any thing is actually being done to fix these problems or if social engineering is in fact enabling these disparities to continue. As Mr. Williams stated, with no control over Media, school systems, and judicial power these disparities will continue to effect people of color. Does any body care? Or is it ok for black children to continue to attend schools that do not care if they pass or fail. The American society lacks accountability, which allows these disparities to continue to occur. Without any real leadership people of color will continue to be underrepresented in corporate America and all forms of governmental power. As Mr. Capers stated, there are a hand full of black billionaires, and capitalism has helped insure that it stays that way.

When blacks try to fight these disparities it is almost as though they are fighting a fight that can not be won. Something always seems to pop up to create a new problem. For example, Tulsa Oklahoma was one of the wealthiest African American communities in the United States, until a deadly race riot destroyed everything that was created. The isolation of people of color in this society has led to the current disparities. A common phrase by racist whites is that blacks need to take personal accountability. I strongly agree that people of color do indeed need to embrace accountability, like all races of people, but we must address the underlying factors that lead to the current disparities.

I recently read an article on the lack of blacks in law schools. With tests such as the LSAT, the numbers of blacks in law school continues to dwindle yearly. Since the criminal justice system affects blacks drastically, one would come to the belief that blacks need representation in the court room that share the same skin color as them. We also need law makers who can help ensure that the criminal justice system won’t unfairly incarcerate blacks at a disproportionate number. Whites get off much easier when convicted of a crime, and most of the times do not get convicted at all. When you are deemed as a criminal, and the black sheep of society, and a war on crime is being fought . People of color will continue to get locked up at record numbers. Real change needs to occur before we can call the age of Obama, a post race age. What good is it having a dream to better your self, when barriers deter you from reaching your dreams? As in case with the LSAT, this system was designed to have a minimal amount of successful blacks to give you a pseudo belief that you too can make it. If we do not address these problems they will continue to haunt people of color.