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A Woman Takes Down The Confederate Flag at the SC State Capitol

It Takes A Woman

A woman this morning climbed the 30 foot pole outside the South Carolina State  House and took down the Confederate Flag  that has been the source of much controversy of late. With the recent assassination of the Charleston 9 by an avowed racist who has had many images circulating the news and internet with that same confederate flag, it is not very surprising that an act of civil disobedience namely taking down the flag was done. In the spirit of Rosa Parks and others, sometimes you just have to take action. Even the president said we have had enough “conversations about race.”

 

 

Trail of Tears Part 2: Another Land Grab Courtesy of White Privlidge

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So we have lived long enough to see yet another installment of the “Trail Of Tears” Land Grab 21 Century Style

So the statement “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it,” never rang more true with the story coming out of Arizona that in an award wining episode of political bait and switch, Senators John McCain(yeah that one), and Senator Jeff Flake – both Republicans managed to slip into a Department of Defense funding bill, legislation that would swap the  rights to the Oak Flats area which is a well documented, area in Arizona known to be Apache Holy land.

Apparently you can resist government take over of lands and refuse to pay monies owed to the government for those lands as long as you are a white patriot aka Clivern Bundy

The area has been used for years even before recorded history by the Native Americans for rites of passage and various ceremonies as part of their traditions and culture.  Now today, this land stands poised to be handed over to a mining company who will obliterate it all for the almighty dollar.

THE CAST OF CHARACTERS

THE MAVERICK

John_McCainSenator John McCain – yes the one that ran for president and inflicted the snow-billy grifter from Alaska on the world, Sarah Palin, is behind this and has been trying to get this legislation passed for years. He of  the heroic POW story , branded a true patriot and a maverick, standing today as representative in truth of what this country REALLY stands for and has done since it was started in the first place. All the American Patriots can rally around the subterfuge and underhandedness utilized by this senator to yet again deprive Native Americans of their ancestral lands because –  well of course white people need it and know how to make better use of it.

THE CROOK

RiRick_Renzick Renzi was one of the original group of legislators involved in the first attempts at land grabbing this parcel and just recently was sent to Federal prison in February for corruption that was directly related to this deal. Mr. Renzi was sentenced to three years in this case but the Native Americans who are having their lands taken away stand to lose far more.

 

THE SLICKSTER

Jeff_FlakeJeff Flake is a Senator from the state of Arizona who not only was a party to the slight of hand deal that is poised to take away the Oak Flat area in what is recognized Apache Holy Land, he actually used to work  for the company that is the beneficiary of this land, and has been working at getting this land for years. Mr. Flake once worked as a lobbyist for Rio Tinto the company that is involved in the land swap that was tucked into a Defense Spending bill at the last minute – a practice done in such a way as to pretty much slip it past legislators who more than likely will not have had time to thoroughly read it and with it on the back end of a ginormous defense spending bill will more than likely have over-looked it.

 

RIO TINTO – THE MINING COMPANY

Rio_TintoThe time may have changed but the story is still the same. The position taken by the mining company is that they will bring jobs, and economic boost to the area, that it will be collecting much needed resources, and after all they are trading land for this land so its not like they are getting it for free. If one wants to be technical about it neither party has any right to swap or trade anything since ownership by either is not resolute and is flimsy at best. Most land deals done by the United States during the time when west expansion was taking place was based first on manifest destiny, second on white privilege, and third on profit. Nothing at all has changed in over 200 years.

 

It is important to note, especially of late, given the rash of people dying under questionable circumstances in police custody, that one main talking point is the “well slavery was so many years ago, im not responsible for what my ancestors did,etc.” and yet here we have a clear case of not only ignoring what one’s ancestors did but continuing the behavior here and now in the 21st century.

Derision meets any talk of white privlidge but what else would you call a land grab by a company aided and abetted by elected officials ? What is even more ironic is that the two legislators in question belong to a party who has expressed in no uncertain terms that they feel there is a war on religious freedom in this country- a war against Christians. Out of the OTHER side of their mouth they would take away holy land because well heck it’s just those Indians no big deal.

This folks is the basis for the blind ignorance of racism that continues to thrive in this country and is at the core of the systems and infrastructure that makes this country run. The bitter taste of the fear that is deeply held by those exercising their white privilege of the day when not only are they exposed but that all the horrible atrocities, the killings, genocide, disenfranchisement, and systematic  oppression of any and everyone who is NOT White becomes due as all bills do and they are forced to face every single thing that they have done in the name of freedom for themselves.

This is the basis of the fear that they hold onto  with a death grip that blocks out all logic and reason and drowns out all the voices asking and demanding the same freedom and equality that their constitution is supposed to provide to all its citizens. Well the white ones anyway.

American then is truly exceptional, in its ability to hide behind the flag of truth and justice –Racism, Intolerance and Greed.

America the Beautiful? Not So Much, Unless of course you are white because let’s not forget

 

WHITE LIES MATTER

 

Ben Carson Announces 2016 Presidential Bid-‘It’s Time For The People To Rise Up’

140713-Ben-Carson-ftr So Ben Carson has officially thrown his hat into the Presidential clown car that is representing the GOP in the upcoming 2016 elections.  I am pretty sure the polling that he references about support for his candidacy are former patients of his. AT least the one’s who are not trying to get a refund. Pictured with his wife Candy…..ok you know that song is going through my head right now..


I wonder if they are going to make this their theme music?

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a Republican, launched his presidential campaign Monday by noting that he was proud he has never run for public office and arguing that politicians are ruining the country. Carson, who formed an exploratory committee in March, has appeal among conservative Republicans and was found to be the favored candidate among young… Read more

‘Colossal failure’ has eye on White House

 black_jesusOnly in America can some one like Carly Fiorina  wind up running for president.  How quickly they forget. At least those that are  not among the thousands who lost their jobs at Hewlett Packard during her reign of terror.
And there is no punch line. There it is.

Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina was asked to step down after botched merger WHEN Carly Fiorina decided to drop out of law school, her father, a law professor, said he did not think she would amount to much. But she proved him wrong by working her way up from being a secretary at a small real-estate business… Read more

Bernie Sanders Demonstrates How Democratic Socialism Works!

 Well it is interesting to see that talk of revolution is not limited to the events in Baltimore and Ferguson. They have broadened to include the upcoming presidential election season. This talk being facilitated by Bernie Sanders throwing his hat into the ring and giving dems ostensibly another  look aside from the heir apparent in the guise of Hillary Clinton.
Take notes people – stay woke.

The whole idea of Democratic Socialism is met with suspicion and often, scorn, when it is mentioned in this country. This is because our media is corporate-owned, and the last thing they want is to show how other systems of government work in a manner superior to our own. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) is labeled a… Read more

Hillary Clinton pushed left as Bernie Sanders’ socialist ideas resonate in Iowa

 This upcoming presidential election season is going to be quite interesting. Break out the popcorn
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The liberal agenda that Sen. Bernard Sanders’ presidential run helped push to the forefront has proved popular with Democratic voters even in the old farm towns of Iowa, where party officials say the pressure is increasing on Hillary Rodham Clinton to move left to compete in the first-in-the-nation caucuses. Mr. Sanders, a Vermont independent who proudly… Read more

May Day protest draws about 2 dozen people in Denver

DENVER (AP) – A May Day protest near the state Capitol in Denver drew about two dozen people Friday. While many May Day protests across the nation focused on police brutality, demonstrators in Denver mainly rallied against inequality, echoing the theme of previous May Day rallies by the Occupy movement. Demonstrator David Garner said he was… Read more

200 Arrested In Baltimore Violence

 Arrests in Baltimore are now topping 200 in the midst of unrest sparked by the death of Freddie Gray in police custody

Violence and fires are sweeping Baltimore leading to about 200 arrests. Angry crowds swept through Baltimore on Monday night and early Tuesday – smashing windows, looting stores and setting fires – after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died after suffering a spine injury in police custody. Local leaders, as well as residents… Read more

Baltimore riots: Billionaire Donald Trump slammed after blaming ‘our great African American …

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has attacked ‘our great African American President’ over the violence in Baltimore.

The American city exploded into violence following the death of a black man in custody, with rioters setting fires and clashing with police overnight.

Trump responded with a series of tweets criticising the situation, but was criticised after his comments about Barack Obama.

Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015

He wrote that the President ‘hadn’t exactly had a positive effect’ on the thugs who were destroying Baltimore.

In previous tweets he slammed the police response for not being tough enough.

His comments, sent out to his 2.87m followers, were not well received. A number of people on social media accused him of racism and race-baiting by highlighting the fact Obama is black.

Blatant and rampant property destruction in Baltimore as the police stand by and watch. Should be a lesson on how NOT to handle riots. SAD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015

Wow, 15 policemen hurt in Baltimore, some badly! Where is the National Guard. Police must get tough, and fast! Thugs must be stopped.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2015

One tweeter, with the username Vietnameseicecream, described Trump as a ‘race-baiting old white man’, while Zachary Webb said he was an ‘idiot’ and that race ‘had nothing to do with it’.

Others have pointed out that the comments betray the 68-year-old Trump’s so-far unrealised presidential ambitions.

He expressed an interest in running in 2012 but in the end he didn’t run, though he has since spent money looking at a potential 2016 candidacy.

Eww @donaldtrump your comments are racist, ignorant and bigoted. It’s time to get your nappy changed and time for bed. #oldass

— Shamz Le Roc (@ShamzLeRoc) April 28, 2015

Donald Trump is trying to focus this on Obama???????
Obama is two things Donald Trump will never be
1. A decent person
2. A president

— Magdalena (@magiiiiie) April 28, 2015

@realDonaldTrump race baiting at its finest

— Fo (@AlldayFoday) April 28, 2015

The riots broke out just a few blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray, the man who died in custody, and then spread through much of West Baltimore in the most violent US demonstrations since looting in Ferguson, Missouri, last year.

Gray’s death on April 19 reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African Americans that flared last year after the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York City and elsewhere.

Reuters A Baltimore Metropolitan Police transport vehicle burns during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015.

Violent Streets: A Baltimore Metropolitan Police transport vehicle burns during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard as firefighters battled blazes set by looters.

Rioters with baseball bats smashed windows of cars outside major hotels in Baltimore, perhaps best known in the UK as the setting for gritty TV drama The Wire.

Getty Images Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car in the street near the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.

City Protest: Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car in the street

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the rioters “thugs” and imposed a citywide curfew for adults beginning Tuesday night, with exceptions for work and medical emergencies.

There is already a curfew for children and officials have requested up to 5,000 additional law enforcement officers.

Demonstrators climb on a destroyed Baltimore Police car VIEW GALLERY