Thursday, June 27, 2019

I have a lot of respect for my historical past as an African American. However, I do not agree with the current apotheosis of advocacy for reparations. I find it disdainfully disgusting to ask the personal collective responsible for my historical subjugation and oppression for a hand out and to deliver me from evil like he some lord and savior.  It is as if I am admitting I can’t do anything on my own and that I need the white man to make it in this world to have success. This goes against all I know through examples like Robert Brown Elliot, John Roy Lynch, Charles Hamilton Houston and the men in my family. Unfortunately for overtly positing my aversion to the prior, I will be relegated to serve as a punching bag for those who will disagree with my position.

As a group, self-proclaimed black liberal minded folks are not as tolerant as they claim. In fact, they are extremely intolerant. They always speak of diversity, but that only refers to your skin color, genetic sex and/or who you bone. It is all cosmetic for they will not tolerate diversity expressed in the form of perspectives and alternative views.  First, if you even propose a statement of fact against reparations, to question them doesn’t just mean you are wrong, it means you are a bad person. Especially if you are Black. If so, anticipate the typical references of Uncle Tom, Sambo, and traitor to follow you as opposed to engagement on the substance of your argument. For if you challenge their belief, in this case against reparations, you are part of the problem and this will be reflected in an epistemological push back with respect of how we make claims of truth. It was John Stuart Mills who noted that if you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing.

Many of the people advocating for reparations clearly have not thought it out. From their perspective, read some Ta nehisi Coates, get a few white democratic presidential hopefuls to add it to their platform and calling those in disagreement racist bigots is all that is required to provide clarity.  I can never get simple questions answer, maybe therefore it seems easier to call me names. Who will pay for? Will whites who migrated to America after slavery be required to pay? Will Chinese, Korean, Indian and Japanese Americans pay? Will Blacks immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean be eligible, or will they have to pay? Will it be all whites, or just the 25 percent of white southerners who owned slaves? If you cut a check, will it be to organizations or individuals? Will they come from the government or corporations? This was tried less than a decade ago in Farmer-Paellmann v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation (2007) and prior in Farmer-Paellmann v. FleetBoston et al. (2002). The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (FleetBoston Financial Corporation, Aetna and CSX Corporation, First Boston, Chase Bank, J.P. Morgan & Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Lloyd's of London, Loews, New York Life, Norfolk Southern, Reynolds American, Union Pacific, Westpoint Stevens and others), or their predecessors, had ties to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and were unjustly enriched from unpaid slave labor. The case started because while in law school, Farmer-Paellmann learned of Aetna's role in insuring slaves. Out of curiosity, she asked Aetna for copies of old policies documenting the practice, which Aetna sent to her. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 35 million African-Americans seeking compensatory and punitive damages. It also sought financial payments for the value of "stolen" labor and unjust enrichment and calls for the companies to give up "illicit profits."

I must admit this was a reasonable and logically valid effort for reparations and completely in opposition to the present call.  Presently, even more comical is the focus on the rational for reparations to be due to a racial wealth gap via wealth redistribution. Sure, I will take a check, but I will not be giving it back to express a form of vapid consumerism to buy stuff I do not need to impress folks I do not know. But if the precept is that this will even address the racial wealth gap, how will it do so and what will be the recourse if it does not? My take is that it will do nothing to address or even fix the issues we have unobjectively blamed for the economic disparity between blacks and others. I would even argue that days, weeks and months after reparations, after they cut you that check that nothing will change. Nothing because 72% of black kids will still be born to single mother households, 62% of abortions in Georgia will still be performed on Black women although they comprise 30 percent of the state population, Black women will still be five times more likely to have an abortion, 90 percent of Black twelfth graders will still not score proficient in Math, 75 percent of Black boys in California will not meet state standards in reading, black males will still comprise the majority of homicide victims in New Orleans, Baltimore, Chicago, Memphis and nationwide and the  jails and prisons will still be overflowing with Black bodies. Money will never address the historical subjugation we have experienced historically nor; would any price be adequate for such subjugation. In fact, I find it offensive for someone to attempt to place a dollar figure on the historical oppression of the descendants of slaves.

The problem is if we are giving material exchange for the past sins of slavery, what will be our recourse if poverty, dropout and incarceration rates do not change or possibly get worse? You got your check and the white man, the state or the government can wipe their hands clean of any future responsibility for the ills of our community. Why? Because we failed to realize our problems currently are self-inflicted, cultural and decades removed from slavery, but our learned helplessness won’t allow to see such, or stand up and empower ourselves.

In my view, we can do more for ourselves than white folk or the government. Only we can fix ourselves and our community. The government is not designed or required to make people wealthy, they only take peoples wealth. We need to stop watching TV more than other ethic groups including Nigerian Americans and we need to change our spending habits – there is a reason we spend more on name brand European automobiles than whites and Asians. In the early twentieth century more than a dozen states had laws on the books that prevented Asians (mainly Chinese) from owning land and lasted until the early 1950s. Yet some twenty years later they were out earning whites and continue to do so to this day. Ours is not an issue of fiscal capital but rather moral capital. All things consistent and regardless of race, children with fathers in the home are way less likely to end up incarcerated or pregnant and way more likely to finish school, attend college and live above the poverty line. Reparations will do nothing to address or redress our collective ills, and if we can’t see that, no amount of money will have the efficacy or utility to assist us if we don’t take responsibility for the harm we continue to inflict upon ourselves, removed from the government and more importantly, the white man. If stating the above makes me an uncle Tom Sambo, then I’ll be that. Miss me mane, I beg no white man for shit.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

There has been a targeted purge going on that has dramatically increased over the past two years. It involves activists who claim to be journalist from Alt-left media outlets pushing energetically to have conservative views of any form demonetized, deplatformed and censored because they make cogent and rational arguments to fundamental positions they hold and more importantly, they are being attended to by the public more than the extensions of legacy news outlets. In many respects, it reminds me of a book I read many years ago and have just recently re-read, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. The book is about a dystopia American future in which firemen no longer put out fires but rather start them because there job now is to burn books.
In Fahrenheit 451, there are two sections of dialogue that remind me of how out of control far left activist have gone toward the destruction of free speech. The first, near the beginning of the book occurs when Guy Montag meets Clarisse. She becomes the first person to get him to think outside of his normal sphere simply by suggest he start to think than by telling what to think when she suggested to him that there was a man in the moon “if you look.” The next is when Montag is speaking with Faber and Faber points out, “I don’t talk things sir. I talk the meaning of things."
Today Guy Montag assumes the form of notable (just barely) members of major progressive news outlets journalist staff.  I use the word journalist loosely because they are activist masquerading as journalist for they have a hidden agenda. These include but are not limited to individuals such as Vox’s Carlos Maza and the New York Time’s Kevin Roose. These are now the firemen of 2019 - they are burners of books and the authorized censors of the state with the phoenix disc on their chest. Although these individuals are not literally burning books, if they could they would.  They are directing their silencing campaigns at big technocratic corporations the likes of Twitter, Facebook and most of all, YouTube. They seem to object to the ‘You’ in the title and conveniently ignore that it is called such for a reason instead of “MainstreamLegacyMediaTube.”
Maza recently attacked Youtuber Stephen Crowder because Crowder made jokes about him and mocked him while at the same time logically dismembering Maza’s poorly constructed Vox videos. Since he was unable to use logic to refute Crowder, Maza decided to call Big Brother too do his work for him and claim a joke directed toward him was the same as a joke directed toward all people like himself (which he describes among other things as being Gay and an Anchor Baby). Even when YouTube demonetized Crowder’s show, Carlos Maza was not happy stating: “Demonetizing doesn’t work.  Abusers use it as proof they're being "discriminated" against. Then they make millions off selling merch, doing speaking gigs, and getting their followers to support them on Patreon. The ad revenue isn't the problem. It's the platform.” This lets anyone with a brain see that he wants Crowder's show gone (burned) forever and that the problem is in his mind (his multi billion media corporation NBC) is not what he openly indicates but rather the competition YouTube as a platform provides. They want to end all competition with independent content creators who make a living via advertising on the platform and end any expression of views that go against their left leaning progressive liberal narrative.
After the 2016 election, and a significant come to Jesus period of mourning, the left decided they did not want this too happen again, that they had to reclaim power and place the head of all thought back in the big urban cities on the East and West Coast. So, before 2020, they wanted to make sure that they would be the only narrative accessible which meant no Conservative narrative would be tolerated. They would need to attack, discredit and invalidate all such content by name calling and playing the victimhood card of intersectional identitarianism. So, if you are against cultural Marxism, the sciences of Biology and Genetics, modern day feminism, pro-life, anti-war, pro-immigration reform, pro-border security and being proud of being an American, you were now a bigot, racist, homophobe, transgenderphobe, Nazi fascist. To take it a step further, if you dare state your position and argue it reasonably, you had and must go because only they, the representatives of the main stream elitist media, were and are the authoritarian sources (Orwellian) of the Ministry of Truth and therefore know what’s right and acceptable beliefs we are to have. To them all the rest of us are dumb and they are smart and know better and what is best. And what is best? Having 100 percent reach on the internet, no expressed views in opposition of theirs, collecting all the advertising revenue and being artificially pushed to the top of all search results.
If you think this is nonsense, take the New York Time Front page story a few weeks ago. It would take too much time for me to thoroughly dissect they article so I will only mention that it represents modern day Newspeakean propaganda. It also appears that in addition to the press, the big Silicon Valley technocrats and their worker ants are also in on the purge.  To them, having any conservative belief (God, men and women are different, etcetera) makes one automatically an Alt-right, nationalist white supremist racist, Nazi bigot, even if you are Black or Jewish.  Pinterest for example recently were exposed via an undercover whistle blower interview that they consider Candance Owens and Ben Shapiro as “white supremist” albeit they are black and Jewish accordingly. The Daily Beast was so upset that a person slowed down a video of Nancy Pelosi, they asked Facebook to give them his private information, which they did, so they could doxx (search for and publish private or identifying information about (‘a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent’).  They were so upset that “a proud member of Trump’s razor-thin African American support base,” who is “currently on probation for domestic battery” made a joke about one of the costal democratic progressive elites that they felt this was news worthy. What is frightening is that a news organization - The Daily Beast, asked for and got Facebook to give over private information to Doxx a Black man as if this was the 1960 democrat run South, this is very unsettling. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone. It doesn’t stop there,
Google Executives were recently exposed admitting both to by regulating and suppressing conservative voices and content creators across its YouTube and Google News by using “Machine Learning Fairness.” This is the new age: only one belief is permitted, if it is conservative or Pro-Trump, you are banished to the wilderness and labeled without evidence to be a bigoted racist.  See Ravelry, a knitting craft-based web site has officially banned any views that are pro-Trump on its platform suggesting that any "Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy." Eye level hypocrisy and an obvious contradiction given that one of their most popular pages is anti-Trump - The PussyHat Project pattern by Kat Coyle (The plot being anti-Trump is permitted but pro-Trump is not). This is the playbook
Before he was banned from YouTube, Alex Jones Infowars had 2.4 million subscribers. As such, he was a threat, as well as other independent content creators to the major news outlets. He was not banned until incessant calls from so-called journalist the likes of CNN reporter Oliver Darcy finally were entertained and accepted without evidence. The goal is to remove all the competition and like that, it is the belief of mainstream media that viewers will return.  Let us look at some of the numbers. In terms of YouTube subscribers, The New York Times (1,972,851 subscribers), MSNBC (1,738,914 subscribers), CBS News (1,718,419 subscribers), NBC News (1,287,521 subscribers), Washington Post (700,741 subscribers), HuffPost (554,127 subscribers) and The Daily Beast (27,448 subscribers) seem to be doing very well until you compare these multi-million and billionaire corporations with hundreds and thousands of employees to some of the top independent YouTube content creators (Philip DeFranco (6,403,884 subscribers), Joe Rogan (5,649,940 subscribers), Steven Crowder (3,992,090 subscribers), PragerU (2,187,930 subscribers), Jordan Peterson (2,113,541 subscribers) ,Dave Rubin (1,009,974 subscribers), Ben Shapiro (769,025 subscribers), The Jimmy Dore Show (575,016 subscribers), Black Pigeon Speaks (528,668 subscribers), Tim Pool (526,581 subscribers), Anthony Brian Logan (Black Conservative with 294,421 subscribers) and Jon Miller (Black Conservative with 160,189 subscribers)). This is the fear and reason why the call of de-platforming from the left is more than an issue of fake white supremacy, bigotry and hate speech. Lie I said they want their viewership back, but this will not happen. The people have seen through their Wizard of Oz curtain and are gone forever.
All the above demonstrate the desire of the Silicon Valley elite to erase any voice that is discordant from their leftist corporate narrative. In the case of Google and YouTube, they are not targeting hate speech but rather the speech of ideas they hate which allows them to delete operative counterarguments that go against the chronicle of the mainstream media. Just take what is being watched. According to Nielsen Media Research, viewership and ratings for CNN, MSNBC and other major progressive and liberal leaning news organizations are in a steady downfall. Mainly because many can see their desire to drive a political narrative and agenda as opposed to presenting straight news. Therefore, people are more and more seeking alternative independent outlets via YouTube for their information.
The world wanted by the Maza’s, Darcy’s and others are like the 2026 Allendale, California described by Bradbury. It is a world without books, dissent and ideas but rather one filled with compliance and conformity. The point of Fahrenheit 451 was simple. It revealed that in a world without ideas, everyone conforms, and as a result, everyone should be happy. But when it must be obtained by burning books and preventing the formulation of new ideas, in tee process you end up destroying culture. Bradbury himself said it best: “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” His point was that the nature of man is to standout over the crowd and be an individual first by being someone who can think for themselves and one that values community and family. It is our nature to be individuals above and before the group. And this unfortunately, cannot be allowed or tolerated by the mainstream media establishment, for to do so would take away their power, their power to control what we all think.  

Friday, May 31, 2019

Abstruse means difficult to understand.  I was called abstruse once when attempting to explain the distinction between index coefficients in canonical correlation analysis compared to those in standard structural equation modeling. From that one day in class more than 25 years ago, I still have a fondness for the term as an apt descriptive of myself. Personally, I do not consider my plane spoken comportment to be difficult to understand, but rather that most outside of the world of science, do not abide by taking one’s words as what they mean and are stated to mean. Many cases this is because people have bias that frequently prevent them from acknowledging facts that they too may be aware of but typically avoid because they do not support or confirm to their personal, political or philosophical narrative. Consequently, many consider that my views on race in 21st century America, as a Black man too are abstruse in the age of Black Lives Matter and continuous charges of seeing racism everywhere someone goes.

Today, race and racism are seen around every corner. Whether if it is the orcs in Lord of the Rings or asking a group of black men with a history of dining and dashing to pay before they are served. Whenever a cop, especially a white cop shoots or kills a Black man, it is an instant racist success. Are any of these truly racist acts or are they rooted in common sense? If a group of white men with a history of dining and dashing were confronted by a Black person, would it still be racist? I ask this because for many Blacks in America, it seems they consider the biggest obstacle to success and achievement in America is racism. I vehemently disagree.

First, as one born in segregation in the deep south, nothing that we as Black folk confront, even the police is as racist as it was in the late 1950s and 1960s – NOTHING. For people to form an organization as if this is a real problem is sinister, superficial and disingenuous and I can provide elucidation on this. In 2017, there were 1147 killings by police of which 149 were unarmed including 49 Blacks and 51 whites. There are approximately 900,000 law enforcementofficers in the U.S., a nation with 328.7 million citizens of which 47.4 million (14.6%) are black and of that 21.5 million (48% of Blacks) are male. Using simple math, this means there was 1 Black killed for every 6.5 million U.S. citizens, 1 for approximately every 967,000 Black citizens and 1 for every 438,000 Black male citizens. When the same analysis is conducted using drowning, of which 2,760 Blacks died because of drowning, this accounted for 1 out of 118,000 U.S. citizens, 1 out of every 17,000 Black citizens and 1 out of every 7,700 Black male citizens. Thus, the query, if Black lives mattered, wouldn’t or shouldn’t drowning be higher than Blacks killed by police?

Such analysis is factual yet remain ignored. I have done similar analysis with Black accident victims, those of cardiovascular disease deaths and Black homicide victims – all way more significant that Blacks killed by police. I am not saying that this is not a problem, but rather it is disingenuous to say this is a major problem. But when I consider Black kids shooting each other, maternal mortality, poor education outcomes in the form of dropout rates and reading and math proficiency, poverty, health and employment, police killing Blacks isn’t that important and is more so an outcome of our learned helplessness.

The modern world view that appears to be only applicable to Blacks born in America is that we are helpless and cannot do for ourselves without the pity of whites. This nature is never applied to Jews, Koreans, Jamaicans, Nigerians or Chinese, just us. It is as if we have been taught as Black people that racism is more important than it is or that we have been taught over the past few decades that Blacks in America are the ONLY and first race in history to be proud to think we cannot succeed unless we have ideal conditions. Think about it, it suggests that because we are having problems we will never achieve or have success. It seems to be forgotten that we as a people had success even with Jim Crow and segregation. It is the goal of racist to implant such ideas to make us obsess about racism, even subtle, that we cannot succeed until racism is obviated. This is neurotic and illogical.

Yes, white privilege is real, but how does Black folk always talking about it solve our problems? Unfortunately, when you address it, you are attacked. Take the example of Bill Cosby. Cosby said what our parents and grand parents said. Be responsible, take care of your kids, study and work hard. Just saying that is what mad Ta-Nehisi Coates his career. His first major piece in the Atlantic attacked Cosby for “respectability politics.” What is wrong with being respectable? I know no Black mother father, grand mother or grand father that do not desire or preach for their kids to be respectable. Eric Dyson got so mad he wrote a book attacking Cosby for what in essences, Blacks have been teaching their offspring for more than a century. From their position, it is wrong o teach people to be responsible, respectable, and to believe you can succeed on your merit alone regardless of economic circumstances and history shows that we can, have and did achieve and only stopped this approach in the mid-1980s. It is easy to make a baby, but it is hard to be a father.

We need to take responsibility for not only ourselves but equally our families and communities. But according to Coates, asking people to be responsible and to raise their children is blaming the victim although we all see and know that individual behavioral dysfunction (speaking proper English is acting white, studying hard is acting white or reading is acting white) is the groundwork of African American economic disadvantage. First generation Asians in NYC who barely speak English hold education the highest of all aspirations so much so that many go without food and basic amenities, so they can pay for tutoring for their children. This is too much for us because we are locked in on being victims and the targets of steady racism. If we do not instill a capacity to function and compete in our children, we will never have equality of outcomes and crying racism will do nothing to accomplish such. Sure, Affirmative action will improve numbers and get you in the door, but it will never address the fundamental problem behind why our children do not stay in or perform well in the top institutions of higher learning in America.  This is a problem because it means Blacks will always be a peonage class collectively. To put it simply, we cannot blame white people for the failures in our communities or us as parents not doing homework or reading with their kids.

Blacks in Barbados, a nation also impacted by slavery and with high population of single parent households see their kids on average score 1300 on the SAT. Across Africa, the average GMAT score is approximately 510 compared to 433 for U.S.Blacks.
Once jokingly, a colleague of mine (a physicist) said: “now we can describe victimization as a time dependent projection matrix with intersectionality being the op-diagonal matrix coefficient.” It made perfect sense to me, for it implied that you have a set of characteristics which are ranked, typically on race and how they rate on the victim hierarchy, and it changes over time as a function of other intersectional variables such as religion, gender, and sexuality. This is where we are as Black people – we want people to lower standards for us to succeed as if we to dumb, stupid, disadvantaged and oppressed to do well on our own effort.

Acknowledging that a white person has white privilege such that they see me as helpless and inferior and can only achieve with white assistance and handouts is not only insulting but also the axiology of racism. It is the same disposition that whites exhibited toward Blacks during slavery, Jim Crow and the Black Codes.  It is the same disposition that led to segregated schools from Boston to Little Rock, for the good of Blacks.  Still we incessantly repeat the lunacy that Blacks will never have success until white come to terms with racism. I do not even know what that means. Is it saying that once this Fourier eutopia happens, then and only then, Blacks will be able to achieve success in America? Is it saying that once progressive liberal whites admit their white privileges, and atone for this original sin by admitting their inherent racism and worship their God Ta-Nehisi Coates will make it all good for Blacks only then? I think Not.

No matter how much white people read Coates and hoist the scarlet letter of white privilege, it will do nothing to address the underlying conditions that alone are contributing to our collective behavioral dysfunction. So far it has only resulted in a defensive populous that seeks to talk about the books by Black authors they read and endless pedantic twitter rants and op-eds that serve only to feed their egos, for targeted action in their minds directed at solving problems are not as essential as constantly complaining and blaming white people.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

One of the more illogical manifestations of culturalMarxism in the form of political correctness is the concept of “wokeness.” In simple terms it refers to a subset of people, typically from entitled, privileged middle and upper middle-class backgrounds who maintain the posture of having all the “right” or “correct” views and beliefs regarding all issues of identity politics. The woke are new age puritanical identarians who cannot and will not accept that there exist others that disagree with them or have differing views than them. They practice this vicious form of political correctness to demand and defend group think based on immutable characteristics including but not limited to race, sex, gender and ethnicity – all being more important than the individual.

On the basic level, woke is pure folly. It covers supporting the belief that Tampons should be placed in men’s restrooms to believing that men can get pregnant. If you do not ascribe to such lunacy you are instantly a fascist, homophobe, sexist transgenderphobe that supports the white supremacy patriarchy sciences of biology, anatomy and physiology. If you are woke, you can’t eat meat, or if you do, it has to be free range, no antibiotic gently killed meat. Thus, bacon eating carnivores can never be woke. A perfect example of being woke is having white guilt such to the point you adopt two black babies and raise the 7-year-old black boy as a transgender girl – see Charlize Theron. Woke is a synonym for upside down, for facts and science is not as important as a person’s collective group feelings.

If one is to be honest and historically accurate, woke culture is the antithesis of the civil rights movement and its desire for equality of opportunity for all as equals based on the content of our character. Woke cats do not see it this way - they are a group, a race, a sexual orientation before an individual. They are actively seeking to undermine the civil rights progress of the past that ended segregation and discrimination due to race to treat all people the same for example in exchange to isolate and separate today because they want to feel that the world (especially America) is more racist today than in the 1950s and 1960s. For them, group affiliation and identity are more significant than what you think as an individual. In other words, your skin color and who you like to have sex with is more valuable than one’s character and uniqueness. Consequently, putting the group first means that one must speak or think the way the group desires or risk being attacked and punished.

To be accurate, woke social justice warriors are not the sharpest knives in the drawer, just try having a conversation or discussion with them. Regardless if it is abortion, biology as being the singular determinant of gender or what bathrooms a person should use, instead of citing evidence and defending or validating their position, they merely yell slurs: bigot, racist, fascist, alt-right, sexist, trandgenderphobe and Islamphobe are some of the most common. This is the easiest way for them to abstain from engaging in defending their positions.

If these do not work, their ‘they know better than anyone else’ snobbery comes out. This is one method employed that allows them to justify looking down on individuals with views different from theirs while at the same time allowing them to play the victim. Look at the period after President Trump came to office.  They to this day describe Trump voters and supporters in condescending terms such as deplorable, dumb people too stupid to understand politics or know what they are voting for because they live in fly-over country and are uneducated (or at least not as educated as me). This is a core characteristic of the self-proclaimed woke because it provides them with a synthetic justification to look down upon and lecture the masses. More importantly, it artificially rationalizes their authoritarian and entitled belief that they are right on and about all things and that by default this corroborates their intolerance of people that have differing views and positions (if you disagree you must be silenced).

In the woke realm of the universe, men can only write on and talk about male issues, blacks can only write in black spaces, gays cannot paint images of heterosexual sex acts and whites cannot have dreadlocks.  This is cultural appropriation in the new vernacular but by the same definition, it is reminiscent of cultural purity we saw when Asians could not own land, interrace marriage was prohibited and blacks and whites had separate water fountains and schools.  This woke behavior ironically is anti Brown V. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia and pro Dred Scottv. Stanford, and Plessy v. Ferguson. It is as if woke people are completely thoughtless and lack real world interaction to the point that they do not understand what they are doing, or that they intentionally want to roll back the hand of time and undo all the gains approaching equality we have had as a nation over the past decades.

The US is possibly in for a bleak future if people are so afraid that they inhibit reasonable discussion because one party is so isolated in being holier than though in bubble-wrapped urban elite enclaves that they cannot engage others with ideas, that there only course of action is to repeat bland Borg-like slogans reminiscent of Mussolini’s Italy and brained-washed followers of Jim Jones. This is the least common dominator of being woke for the progressive elite and over-educated fake oppressed modern left. When all is reduced to a battle between privilege and victimhood, eventually everyone becomes a victim and merit and hard work becomes obsolete. Being woke is not only irrational and untenable, it will just result in an adult population incapable of dealing with reality and preferring to live in a world of perpetual make-believe that asserts one has a right not to be offended or encounter thoughts they dislike.

Friday, May 24, 2019

For the record, I want to clarify I despise the use of the word nigga.  However, I have used it, in conversational dialogue especially in the writing of my fiction. Yet still, I do not, have not and never will use it about myself for I am a man. With this stated, I would like to add that the two most important factors politically that impact in a negative fashion Blacks in America in terms of policy from my purview are abortion and ILLEGAL immigration. Note, the point of clarity being on the adjective ILLEGAL.

I have over my lifetime lived in Africa close to six years: Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa comprising the bulk of that time. But if I am honest, it may be closer to eight if I include the months and weeks I lived or visited Sierra Leone, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Niger, Libya, Benin and several other African Nations.  I say this to remind many that most Black Americans have never been abroad let alone lived abroad or even left the urban areas in which they were born in. As such the reason why, I suggested ILLEGAL immigration and abortion are the two most important issues confronting blacks as a collective. Sure, I know about economics, but truth is we have enough loot to deal with that, it is rather our choices dictate we spend rather than save, or even invest in ourselves. For example, just imagine if we return to our value of education pre-civil rights era, or just promoted education as many Asian in America do as opposed to pushing sports and television watching – but I digress.

I will not address abortion this time but rather focus on ILLEGAL immigration.  This is an important point of emphasis for most progressives. What strikes peculiar is that no such significance is directed toward Blacks born in America and that ILLEGAL immigrants seems to be more important to the white liberal (black liberal think like progressives also) elite than black folk born in America, which for my purpose will be coined niggagration. This easy to see in many urban areas populated by and run under progressive policies. In Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco where black homelessness is way out of control and only equaled by drug use and living on the streets in tents eating out of trashcans because rich technocrats that run Starbucks, Facebook, twitter and other similar Silicon Valley type businesses have priced them out of housing affordability. Places like Los Angeles, New York and Baltimore among others are failing our students, in many cases graduating them from high school while most upon graduation cannot read or do math on a 6th grade competency level. Yet all the while going on strike, asking for more money, to be paid higher salaries for poor outcomes. LA where this problem in exacerbated due to over crowed schools the consequence of ILLEGAL immigration and schools that are becoming more segregated by race each year.

People, especially white democrats, have a disproportionate interest in protecting, providing for and taking care of cats that break the law to enter these United States of America and I find such ridiculous. We have problems already that most progressives ignore and do not even attempt to deal with and unfortunately a large corpus of the disenfranchised suffer as a result.

They tell us all immigrants are law abiding and more so than Americans, even Black Americans. This is a lie. First to be here as an illegal, you did so by intentionally breaking U.S. immigration laws. According to statistics from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, ILLEGAL immigrants are far more likely to commit criminal offenses that Blacks born in America. This includes being 22% of all federal murder convictions, 33% of all money laundering convictions and more than 70% of all federal drug possession convictions with intent to distribute. This is not only way less than Black Americans but also all Americans regardless of race. This mean that 22% of all federal murder convictions are committed by non-citizens while represent only 7% of the population. Illegal aliens represented and more than 85 percent of the non-citizens convicted for sex crimes in 2018 and nearly 60 percent of the non-citizens convicted for murder last year. Sadly, many of these events happen in sanctuary cities. The kicker is that although nearly daily occurrences of such crimes are frequent, we are never informed of such by mainstream media. Over the last few weeks, I’m certain most have not heard of the ILLEEGAL alien who raped a 3-year old girl as she slept in her bed, or of the ILLEGAL alien who stole an autistic man’s identity, or the illegal alien selling kilos of crystal meth in Pennsylvania, or of the two ILLEGAL aliens who met a pregnant woman on Facebook and killed her and ripped her baby from her womb, or the three MS-13 gang members, two of which were in the country illegally, who used a machete to decapitate and hack to death a 14-year-old Maryland girl last month , or of the ILLEGAL alien serial killer just indicted on twelve counts of capital murder in the deaths of women ranging in age from 76 to 94 in Texas. This is not over months but rather the last week. The sad point of observation about the murdered 14-year-old Maryland girl is that the two teenage males had been previously arrested by Prince George's County police on May 11, 2018 on attempted murder, attempted robbery, and related charges. But since Prince George’s County is a sanctuary county, officials admitted they defied an ICE detainer and released the immigrants living in the U.S. illegally into the community, resulting in the murdering a child, although they had been accused of attempted murder.

Yet we are told that these are the people we should welcome with open arms, care about them being separated from their children when they break the law via ILLEGAL entry in the country, yet there is no concern for niggagration when Black parents who break the law and are prosecuted never have white Hollywood progressives or east and west coast liberal elites speak up for us when we go to jail or prison for breaking the law. Are Black children not as valued or important? Do our children do not suffer a similar level of trauma when separated from their parents the result of incarceration?

As soon as a fifth child dies in ICE detention we hear about it. But let it be a child shot and killed on the streets of Baltimore or Memphis we don’t. Let a child die because they had the flu in this country and we will not. Truth be told, we have the economic capacity to address the problems impacting US born citizens, but we select to ignore this as a topic of discussion. We see that the economic impact of medical care, education and incarceration for illegals forced on taxpayers is bankrupting many US areas. And regardless if you like or admit it, America does not have an endless availability of resources to service the needs of the multitude of swarms Central and South American migrants. Once upon a time the U.S. had almost eliminated diseases the likes of tuberculosis (TB), dengue fever, hepatitis, and measles, but given the prevalence of these diseases in Central and South American countries, and the incessant trek of migrants entering our nation illegally, we see these diseases on the rise. In Hidalgo County, Texas, where the most illegal aliens are entering the US along the southwestern border, the Health Department is reporting an outbreak of mumps in which 46 cases have been documented. As well the increasing number of cases of Whooping Cough. Again, one would never know about this if you rely on the mainstream liberal media because it defeats their narrative.

We spend as a nation, more than $135 billion a year on providing medical, police and educational services to ILLEGAL immigrants annually. This is loot we could be using to address the servicing the needs of countless homeless living on our streets (a majority of which are Black, veterans and/or suffering from mental health issues including addiction) and the many Blacks and whites in urban and rural areas at the bottom economic pillar of our society. Especially since Blacks and other Americans will have to provide our tax money to provide for these folks. It is not racist or bigoted to state that one feels citizens born in America should be our priority or main concern. But it is racist and bigoted for places with the most homeless where democrats have been in charge for nearly 50 years, to enforce policies that disparitely impact blacks more than other racial ethnic groups. The cities with the highest rates of homelessness are: New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Washington, DC - all progressive strongholds. Even worse for Blacks to remain silient because we are not wise enough to think for ourselves and evalute thhe outcomes of such policies (See LA for example).

All I am saying is that the white privilege you stomp and fuss about is the same white privilege that wants and puts ILLEGAL immigrants over black folk born here. Sure, America has its issues, but it is way, way better than any other country around the world. I can drink water out the faucet without fear of dying. I can have electricity uninterrupted most of the time unless of a natural disaster. I can walk in a field without land mines or mortar shells suddenly being fired from the bush. Leave the country and you will see what I mean, and more importantly see why Africans and Caribbean Islanders come here, do not complain and stack loot, and make America work for them, while many of us born here vote against our own interest, scream racism all day and beg for handouts – we need to do something about this niggagration.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

For the record I have never had a Facebook account. This was not for a desire not to have one but rather because I read in its entirety, the disclaimer for permitted use, which I vehemently disagreed with. With that said, I am free to share my views unconditionally with respect to the social media’s platform gormless decision to censor and deplatform Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Louis Farrakhan and Laura Loomer among several others. True, Facebook is a private company and they have the right to decide who can or cannot use its services. However, it is also a publicly traded company and for them to have a nebulous and unclear policy of who should be deplatformed based on subjective criteria such as dangerous and offensive views will always be unacceptable and un American.

Facebook gave the heads up on this ban to several major mainstream news media outlets. This means that this was a coordinated action, on behalf of the progressive left against leading conservative activist. I say this because clearly there was a preconceived bias toward the right or else they would have never called Louis Farrakhan right wing. They do this in an autocratic way, for if Facebook consider what one says, or thinks is hateful, people will not be allowed to share their views or opinions.

In basic terms, by their logic, one could ask why should Alex Jones, Paul Joseph Watson, Louis Farrakhan and Laura Loomer be allowed to use a computer, or paper to write down and publish their views or a telephone for that matter? Would a contractor that builds a public square in a town be allowed to decide who can or cannot speak on the wood stage they built? Don’t even consider the fact that they deem hateful people as folk they simply disagree with. As the Verge notes: “The decision took into account the group’s behavior both on and offline” So for Facebook, appearing in a video with Gavin McInnes (Jones & Loomer) or even praising him or Tommy Robinson (Milo Yiannopoulos). CNN and Fox have had Gavin McInnes on TV, will they be banned? Facebook even allows a convicted pedophile (Austin Jones) to use their platform to groom underage girls into sending sex videos to him and his page is still up. How does this make sense?

According to CNN, Facebook states: "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," If this was accurate then Antifa and Islamic Jihadist fundamentalist would have been banned but they have not. If these people are dangerous and get banned, then why are people like Antifa allowed to threaten conservatives,  even their families with death and are allowed to operate openly on face book? None of them have never threaten to kill people from what I have read. A white democrat can call a black conservative a “nigger uncle Tom” and not be banned (I know I responded to a twitter blue check who called me that and was banned for life from Twitter). Yet still, some under thirty something silicon valley nerd in San Francisco, where shit and needles literally cover the streets, is allowed to make these decisions of what people are allowed or not allowed to listen to. I bet there wasn't even a black person in the room when this decision was made.

Who is Facebook to decide what people should hear or not hear? Who is Facebook to decided what people want to read or should read? Who is Facebook to decide what people should or should not be protected from? Americans nowadays are soft enough as it is and to further bubble wrap them from the real world will result in more harm than good. Facebook regardless if the believe it or not is the public commons – the common place for public speech. It is not good that private corporations can be unaccountable and have the power to control our public spaces.

They may not want to admit it, but it is clear Facebook had closed door purge conservative views meeting, or else they would have never sent out a press release saying they were banning far-right political voices (which are nowhere close to far right). The only reason Farrakhan was added so that they would not seem to have a bias against the right on behalf of the progressive liberal left. For example, Linda Sarsour remains on twitter although she praises and supports Farrakhan and a known convicted murder terrorist Rasmea Odeh who was convicted in Israel of killing two Hebrew University students in a 1969 terrorist attack and for planning an attack on the British Consulate. Is she banned? Will she be banned? I doubt it.

The flying monkeys of Facebook are the true danger. I consider them flying monkeys because it is a phrase used that describes folk “who act on behalf of a narcissist to a third party, usually for an abusive purpose” or folk “who act on behalf of a psychopath for a similar purpose.” Yes this is an apt description of the thought police of Facebook however, they are not fictional characters the likes provided to literature by L. Frank Baum in his novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz  but they are ironically the same representation of evil or fear Facebook censors proffer us today for to Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, dangerous means saying things they do not like – fascism by another name is one person deciding what opinions you are allowed to have, especially if liberal leaning tech companies are the single controller in open public debate.

Friday, May 3, 2019

In its insatiable desire to be the wokest in the moment, the progressive left has morphed into a combination of ‘whitey” and the brain and the PC principle of South Park. It is so common place now that they don’t realize how through their double standards that they are revealing their true colors. Imagine for example if a white person said the following:  "This is not going to be the country of [Black] people.” Would this be acceptable? Would this be considered racist or xenophobic? It sure it would be. However, this was not said by a white person, but rather an immigrant refuge named Ilhan Omar and instead of black she used the word white.  Maybe it is no big deal to many but for me, as a black man tired of bigotry and racism regardless of its source, it is a major concern. I hate stereotypes and the collective assignment of categorization over the individual. But this is typical of the virtue signaling, divide and conquer political approach of the left in the United States of America presently. It is as if this is the only thing they can think of or concern themselves with.
As a man born in the segregated South, I can honestly say racism isn’t as bad as many proclaim nor is it as institutional as many desires to believe. If such was the case, all races would be subjugated via the existence of the white Eurocentric political and power structure singularly, but they are not. Take descendants of Asia born in the U.S. including but not limited to Koreans, Indians, Chinese, Koreans and the Japanese.  They too have a history somewhat similar but not the same as slavery. The Japanese could not buy land in in many states and were even interned. The same can be said for the Chinese at the turn of the century. However, these groups do way better in economic and educational outcomes that whites or blacks. Racism would not allow such an outcome on behalf of white benefit if it was a true factor in present day outcomes related to systemic power and oppression. What can be stated is that in these groups, out of wedlock birth is lower and the value of education is higher, as it was for blacks after slavery and during segregation.
Being woke leads to such irrational and spurious conclusions when made in the absence of evidence and data. We see the same when the left harps on Islamophobia and gay rights. On the one had you say to state anything negative about radical Islamic fundamentalist is Islamophobic and xenophobic, yet you paint all white people collectively for the sins of their pigmentation and history and all blacks as being so dumb that we cannot succeed in America because we are black. At the same time with respect to Islamic fundamentalist, claim to be in support of gay rights while ignoring that in Islam being gay is punishable by death historically and presently. Just last week, the Saudi government executed 37 men including many for alleged homosexual acts. But to say this fact is wrong and is considered blatant islamophobia when facts outline this is evident.
Even noting the fact that Ilhan Omar gave a speech at a fundraising event with Hassan Shibly, who is on record for extreme anti-Semitic views against Jews and is the lawyer for Hoda Muthana, a New Jersey–born woman who married an ISIS fighter and in writing has proclaimed her adherence to the Islamic State, is an attack on all Muslims albeit specific individuals are named. This is the issue democrats will have to address - how their double standards and inconsistent logic show that they are not truly concerned about the issues of identity they proclaim to signal support for.
Do not think I am picking on Omar because I am not. Let us take Elizabeth Warren to task equally. The announced Democrat presidential candidate recently penned and op-ed in which she too proclaimed and outlined a serious issue in existence – black female mortality. However, her rationale for the outcome in her view was racism without evidence. Warren promulgated that the reason that “Black women are three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes” was mainly due to Racism. My query was why not sexism? American Medical Association data show that more than 85 percent of obstetricians and gynecologists are women. Moreover, data indicates that “ob-gyns had the highest proportion of underrepresented minorities (combined, 18.4%), especially black (11.1%) and Hispanic (6.7%) physicians” and that “underrepresented minority ob-gyns were more likely than white or Asians to practice in federally funded underserved areas or where poverty levels were high. In fact, among adult medical specialists, greater racial and ethnic diversity is found among obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns).” The more astonishing fact is that black women are more than 10 times more likely to have a black female ob-gyn than a white one, 18 more times than having a white male one. Again, not supported by fact or math.
The double standards continue with regards to other issues equally. On immigration for example, progressives appear to care more about illegal migrants than homeless and poor minorities born in America. It is as if they want an immigration policy for immigrants first versus one that benefits U.S. citizens first. They do this disingenuously also by conflating legal immigration with illegal immigration. They run cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles which are reflective of their policies that result in mass homelessness, failing government public schools and streets littered with syringes and feces.
Another example is abortion. Progressives openly claim to be the party of science but consider a baby in the womb a clump of cells (which anatomy, biology and even ultra-sounds refute) when they are actual human beings. Just this week, an Alabama democrat state lawmaker defended abortion by saying "Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or kill them later." This is a pervasive view for these same people advocate for gun control because guns kill but since Roe V. Wade, there have been about 1.5 million deaths because of guns but 60 million due to abortion. But if you support any views in the opposite of liberals, they attempt to silence you and deplatform you.  I know, I have been permanently banned from twitter.
I would hope that facts would be more valuable than the incessant claims of racism that progressives incessantly spew. Sure, racism exist, and it will always exist, but it is not as bad as the left projects. Fact is you will never ever be able to get rid of all racism or individual racist beliefs no more than you can eliminate all murder. This quest for eutopia is delusional and sociopathic. I just want to be treated as a unique individual with my own personal agency, not as a group, for I am an individual first rather than a part of a monolith.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

I was told by a dear and near relative of mine that lunacy and idiocy have no bounds and are infinite in the individual mind as infinite as the number of particles, forces and mass-less particles in the universe. No I am not talking about the woman that ordered Chocolate Ice cream and when they did not have any, decided to take a baseball bat to the shop and break out all of the windows, nor am I talking about the fools at DuPont who want to start mass market selling breast milk to adult humans like bottle water or Gatorade. What I am referring to is the ultimate in hypocrisy and equally incoherent, laughable and ill-advised.

Recently, a TV opinion personality was asked by of all people, rappers to be removed and fired from the television show that they host. Fox news host Laura Ingraham has gained this attention from Snoop Dogg, T.I., and the Game, because of a comment made with regards to lyrics of a song he participated on with YG called “FDT.” FDT is short for “F— Donald Trump.” Now since I do not have TV or cable on my farm, I searched for the clip online to see what was the big fuss that had all of the tricks G-strings up their cracks.  After watching the segment, I found nothing disrespectful of or directed toward the death of the rapper. In addition, I did not see anything to suggest and validate she was making fun of his death. What I observed was a person intentionally making fun of the chorus of the song by saying “OK, that's a very creative refrain" and suggesting in jest that the person repeating the chorus was no Leonard Bernstein.

What gets me is the two-faced audacity of a group of people who continuously cite freedom of speech to record, promote and make money off of lyrics that advise to kill the police, kill other black men, sell other black people drugs and treat and call women thots, ho’s and bitches. Yet they want to prevent someone else from expressing and having the same right of free speech to make a living.  Snoop has the right to say what he says and so does Laura Ingraham. Regardless if you agree with it or not. Don’t watch, change the channel.  Just as I have the right to call out dumb-fcks proclaiming fake outrage when someone is critical of a so-called expletive-ridden protest song against President Donald Trump. If you support Trump, why not ridicule the lyrics of the song? The lyrics are not the person and since when has it been illegal to be critical of any work of art or music?

And the critics are people who sided with Pennsylvania rapper Jamal ‘Mayhem Mal’ Knox, who wrote a song about being arrested by the Pittsburgh police in which they not only rapped "Let's kill these cops cuz they don't do us no good," they also mentioned the arresting officer’s names and posted pictures of them in a music video.

I am tired of all the clout chasing, want to be famous in the vein of Martin Luther King and Malcom X, Jussie Smollett always on their period type cats. You need to fall back if you ever rapped about killing cops, pimping hoes, groupie’s, incessant misogyny and saying bitches ain’t shit but ho’s and tricks. Fall back if you so sensitive that it is okay for you rap about ‘I'll choke yo ass out like Dre did that bitch’ and ‘if a nigga pull upon me at the light and it's a choppa in site ‘but you don ran out of tampons because some rightly in their opinion, called a trash chorus trash. If you ever been ordered to pay for sexually assaulting a woman and singing about killing and calling black people n#### every other word, you need to fall back too.

This is truly the age of the BITICHIFICATION of black men in America. Stop complaining so much and direct your attention on real and serious issues.  Racism I hate to tell you isn’t that big a deal when you look at real concerns confronting the black community.  You need to cut off your TVs and stop getting histrionic when you hear something you don’t like. You do not have the right to tell or decide for others what they want to watch or see. This is the epitome of hypocrisy, rappers against free speech – this is truly the woken dead.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lady Macbeth was a bitch. She is one of Shakespeare’s most ill-famed and downright evil. She was a crafty woman who employed craft and zealous means only available to women to obtain and achieve power - simply put, cruel manipulation at any cost. The root of all of Lady McBeth’s desire is sexism. We see this in several ways, including how she cajoles her husband to go along with her wicked tactics.

Here in the metropolitan Atlanta area, we have a reincarnation of Lady McBeth and her name is Democrat Rep. Lucy McBath. Rep. McBath (D-Ga.) came too prominence after she became a staunch ant-second amendment and gun confiscation proponent after on the day after Thanksgiving in 2012, her 17-year-old son was shot and killed by a white man while sitting in a car with a group of friends at a gas station after an argument of the vehicle occupants playing their music loud. Since that tragic event, she has been able to Georgia's 6th congressional district that was in the hands of Republicans for many, many years prior to her 2018 midterm election victory.

Since becoming a member of the congressional delegation from Georgia. McBath has started to feel herself.  In many ways, like Lady McBeth, Lady McBath has morphed into a frightening female character who is equally ambitious and ruthless. She is a bully and just like Lady McBeth (who manipulates her husband throughout the play, McBath employs a similar approach with anyone who speaks out against her, her policies or disagrees with her.  This is particularly true when it deals with issues of racial injustice and violence against minorities. When one does, she will go on the attack screaming racism or sexism, for that is the standard when someone says something another person doesn’t like or when they want to stifle views antagonistic of theirs.

This past week we saw that when McBath targeted a well-known Atlanta radio host for an innocuous comment suggesting that she go “back to the kitchen.” Upon which she immediately began to campaign fund raise from the statement saying “I've been dealing with these kinds of sexist attacks since day one. Can you help me fight back? Donate.” Seeing this was not enough, she also had radio host suspended without pay. In an interview she stated: “it is definitely indicative of a mindset that just hasn't succumbed to the fact that women are leading the charge politically, women are stepping up, taking our place, having a seat at the table." 

The caricature of McBath is simple, attack by using the language of anti-racist activists. This serves to distract from the fact that she represents the 6th district of Georgia but lives in Tennessee. She would call such a documented truism a sexist or racist attack albeit the Cobb county tax commission has confirmed that she does not meet the standards to call Cobb county her primary residence the three years leading up to her election. Her home remains in Rockford, Tennessee.

Saying “get back in the kitchen” isn’t sexist unless get back into the bedroom, get back into the den or get back in the garage or building is sexist. Neither is “go back to sewing.”  Statistics prove that in the U.S, more women practice sewing than men. This is like saying go back to cutting the grass or changing your oil is sexist.

Our current climate is flawed. Asking for someone to be fired or punished merely for differences in motive, intent and semantics is the new bullying. If lady McBath is a victim, being a member of one of the most elite institute in America, the U.S. country, then anyone on some puzzy ish, can be considered a victim over anything.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

If you do a search on the protest in France, you will find it hard to find any information on the topic although it has been going on each weekend across the entirety of France for twenty weeks.  Do not even attempt to find coverage on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, ABC or CBS because it doesn’t exist. Imagine that, hundreds of thousands take to streets weekly around the nation and it isn’t considered news worthy. To top it off, Macron has responded with strong arm tactics that we would expect from the leader of Saudi Arabia, Sudan or Venezuela. Thousands arrested, hundreds injured and several dead. Macron's government has repressed the Yellow Vest movement violently over going on 22 consecutive weeks. Recently Macron ‘s government banned yellow vest protests from being held along Paris’ Champs-Elysees avenue. Now he has taken it even farther, deciding to mobilize the army on this upcoming Saturday as part of the Yellow Vests rallies.

As I stated, this has been going on for five months. For twenty weeks, tens of thousands have gone and continue to go to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday on behalf of anti-establishment gilets jaunes protests. And as the prior weeks, riot police fired tear gas at protesters across the nation because Macron and his administration do not or cannot acknowledge that most French people, especially outside of Paris, live worse now than they did a few years ago and even worse under Macron. For his part, President Macron and his government, in response to legitimate demands, has given his army permission to shoot at gilets jaunes protesters as if to say the rights of the EU run paramount to the rights of French citizens and that even if you open your eyes, European Democracy is merely an illusion.

Why were the gilets jaunes protesting? First to express their displeasure against government policies they do not desire wants and against increasing fuel prices due to the introduction of green taxes that place the environment over the people. There is also the issue of an increasing the cost of living under a former banker elitist President who not only appears to be but who is out of touch with most of the French. This can only be the case if it was more important to deal with climate change by strapping the common citizen with a carbon tax. 

President Macron is steadily losing control. Although Paris is the 2nd most expensive city in the world, most government employees make on average about $1600 a month on average. To compound this, the average rent of these workers as around $1100 to $1200. These are legitimate concerns yet as opposed to address them, Macron basically declares martial law, bans the freedom of protest and assembly, orders the police to shoot his citizens with rubber bullets and water cannons and put the French military on the streets to protect the rich. Truth be told, Macron has France looking like what we would see in Russia, Argentina or Turkey. Only difference if the media saw it there, they would be up in arms and outraged. Especially the leadership of the EU, they would be calling anyone doing what Macron is doing a despot. Add to this that President Macron has signed into law legislation giving security forces greater powers at demonstrations that opponents claim violate civil liberties, you have the making of a plutocratic Tsar.

Like I said, this should be weekly international news in the U.S., but you will never see a peep on CNN showing any footage of Macron’s police tear gassing and brutalizing unarmed #GiletsJaune (#Yellow Vests) protesters in Paris for the 22th weekend in a row today.  The irony is that Macron is calling the #yellow vests terrorists while calling AL Qaeda in Syria freedom fighters and that he is willing to use repression and military might to quash this movement. However, mainstream western media is too busy lying about no one spied on Trump or promoting disproven Russian election interference to report in such real impactful news. But one can best believe that the yellow vest protests have proved the biggest challenge to French President Emmanuel Macron since he came to power, and they will continue to be for as Huxley wrote, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”.

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