Friday, March 28, 2008

Jerimiah Wright - In Context...

I've been harping on this point for years now - referring people to Great movies that challenge us all to THINK about the society we live in - such as The Matrix Trilogy, and V for Vendetta ... because they speak of the methods of Control - the levels that people in power will go to to keep that control.

Racism in our country has negatively impacted blacks, and has positively impacted many, many whites - much of America's wealth can be traced to over 400 years of FREE Labor - many of the problems found in the black community today can be traced back to that time period, when the black person in this country was beaten in every way imaginable - Physically and Mentally - and a huge proponent of keeping things as they were, of spreading the idea that it was OK to treat blacks in this manner - was our Media.

It was our Media who came up with the negative stereotypes we have to day - who printed them on paper, and then distributed those hate filled images throughout America.

They came up with the cartoons which depicted black people as lazy, as savages, as threats to white people and to white women, as over sexed, as ignorant beasts incapable of learning. And these lies were spread throughout this nation.

People came to believe these ideas. These ideas were taught as facts, like Christopher Columbus discovered America, 2+2 = 4, and black people are niggers.

So the purpose of this blog entry is not to demonize white people for falling victim to the ideas of the media - the influence of the media - the purpose is to further englighten those of you to the reality that not much has changed.

The Rev. Jerimiah Wright now ... in Context - the 'clips' you heard on Fox and other stations, are now delivered in their full format - so you can see the WHOLE Story.

The Whole Speech "Chickens Coming Home to roost"

The Whole Speech: What Fox Won't Show you pt 1 of 4

The Whole Speech: What Fox Won't Show you pt 2 of 4

The Whole Speech: What Fox Won't Show you pt 3 of 4

The Whole Speech: What Fox Won't Show you pt 4 of 4

You'll have to follow the links to see it all, but once you have watched this ... Please tell me, what did he lie about?

How is being honest about what has happened in America equated to Hating America - and why are people so uninformed that they allow the media to tell them what to think?? Wake up people... this man does not hate America - but it's frankly honest about what this country has done.

We cannot change that perception if we continue to suppress the truth - or to act as if anyone who brings it up, somehow hates America.

No... that is not how you recover - you do it by admitting to what you've done, then taking steps to change that - to make up for it - to improve your image by avoiding what "happened" - by not continuing to do what was done - but if you do not know what Was Done, you will KEEP DOING it, and not know it.

So ... this is submitted for your enlightenment.

Here's to the hope that it was not submitted in vain.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Women: Keeping Racism alive...

I ran into this article today - which relates to a subject I have been speaking on for many years now. A reality, that women are the main culprits for keeping racism alive.

I wrote about it recently, asking whether or not Racial Preference is racism - of course I gave my opinion, which is that it Is indeed racist, to date based on race.

And this article backs up my own findings, based mostly on my experiences. Any guy who's not shy about talking to women will find this to be true. People who know me, know that when I'm in the mood, I'll talk to any woman - makes no difference how beautiful she is - I am not intimidated.

If anything, the better looking a woman is, the sharper my game is - it's often easier to talk to a beautiful woman, who knows she looks good, than it is to an average woman who's full of self esteem issues and lacks confidence in her self.

But, no matter what a woman looks like, unless she's into your race - you dont have a shot. No matter how good looking of a man you are, how nice you're dressed - or not - women will only be into you if they're into your race.

This goes a long way to explain many things in our society today.

You may wonder - why are black men in gangs? Why do black men dress that way? The answer is "Because women like it... that's why."

If there were NO Women who were interested in dating thugs and criminals -there would be very few thugs and criminals...

If women decided, that they will ONLY date men who dress a certain way, men WILL dress that way.

It's really that simple - the people who disagree are uninformed, and often inexperienced with women. They do not realize that women call all the shots, whether we men like it or not - therefore, Women who feel they live in a man's world - are uninformed, and just aren't using their brain.

Instead, they are putting their belief in the writers of the articles they've read, and the movies they've watched, which tell them what to think - rather than challenges them to observe what's happening in their life, and decide on their own who's calling the shots.

Women always have called the shots; When women were at home, raising the kids, and doing the housework, they WANTED to do that.

It was a different time then; Earning a living meant going out into the wilderness and roughing it; hunting and gathering - things women just had no desire to do; The way they saw it, if their man was out there doing all of that, the least they could do is clean house, cook, and take care of the kids.

The new age ushered in 'easy jobs' - ways to make a living, w/out having to hunt and gather. So, women lost respect for the role they used to play in society - they've lost respect for the man in general - The working woman who feels like she's being held back by men, all because they do not realize they've NEVER been held back by men, are killing society with ideas that are slowly causing us all to destruct.

And in some case, such as in the middle east, men have gone too far.

When men start dictating what women can and cannot do, it's dangerous. It is however, different from women doing what women want to do because women want to do it. What we really need women to get back to, is doing what women want to do, because it's good for society - because it's good for her man if she does 'whatever' she decides to do. Yes, I'm asking for women to start taking men, and society into account, when they make a decision to do something.

Whether it's dating, speaking, writing, thinking, women have forgotten just how important they are. We cannot afford for women to decline into laziness and into irresponsibility - to feel that they are somehow NOT The reason for everything good, and everything bad in our society. They are the Queens!

There was a time when women did what they had to do, to keep their colony, their village, their tribe, their city, state, or country strong. During war times women went to work not because they got tired of doing housework - they did it because the country NEEDED it.

Women have gotten away from that - and what our country NEEDS now is unity - we need to come together to solve the many problems faced by not only our nation, but our world.

As technology ever closes the gaps, constantly making the world smaller every day, the Roles women can play in todays world are expanded. Women can still work and make a difference in society, without cleaning house - but that isn't to say being a housewife is somehow degrading, or not as liberating as being the CEO of a top company - women can make contributions no matter where they are.

And in the area of love ... women have so much more to give; Women can end racism tomorrow by allowing men of all races to share love with them - women can end stereotypes, and bring cultures closer together, by allowing other cultures to experience their culture - women are the bridge - and they can allow more people to cross, or keep the roads closed.

This one goes out to the women everywhere - Ladies - You are the power of the universe!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Oh, the Rantings of James David Manning

.... Reverend James David Manning, wow, oh and it gets worse...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Reactions to The Speech: Greatest since "I Have a Dream" ...?

Charles Blake weighs in .. on HardBall with Chris Matthews

These are some of the early reactions, to what even I feel was a Historic Speech; This will go down with 4 score and 7 years ago - I have a Dream - and possibly even JFK's Ask what You can do for your Country.

Hopefully this speech will turn out to be a pivotal point in American History that finally allows us to be honest, to move forward, and to find positive solutions to the problems that we all face.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama makes historic speech on race.

The man is just .. Presidential.

This is what a real leader does - he does not shy away from an issue, or run and hide because it's too controversial; He takes it head on, and tries to help others see the way out!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Racially Motivated Killings...

This is a local story that went national; What a sad story; a bitter sweet side is that it's getting some national attention; and now I hope the nation will indeed turn and look at what's actually happening here. My comments are below.

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These killings are Racially Motivated.

Something must be done within the latino communities to spread education and awareness, and to possibly challenge these ideas, that allow people to be so ok with doing harm to people because of their race, and their race alone.

The Rising Latino population here in America brings with it a new dynamic; one of those being a dislike of African Americans; though I'm not really sure why.

Many of the rights and privelledges that latin americans have, and even to some degree the rights being granted to the Illegal Latino population can all be rightfully viewed, as rights that are only possible due to the struggles of African Americans, for the rights of All people, regardless of their race, to have a chance to make it in life.

And so all people can apply to work all jobs - can attend all schools, to learn all skills needed to make the very best of your life, regardless of your race or where you started from.

It wasn't like that, just a few years ago...

and now this country, seen often as the greatest country in the world for this very reason, a place where anyone can go from nobody to somebody, from the poor house to the rich house - this county is now experiencing the Spoiled Children Syndrom (SCS)

Kids born with a silver and sometimes a golden spoon in their mouth, who do not realize nor appreciate the value of what they've inherited. Pissing on it... no respect, because there is no value - no struggle.

This was a rising football star, who was benefitting from that struggle - with hard work he was going to make it; but now, he'll never do what he set out to do, because of the ugly monster that is racism.

Brown on Black Crime is a rising, growing problem in this country; and I feel just as I do with 'white racism' - the solution can only come from within.

Some one, anyone, in the latino community, please reach out for good! Please talk with those you whitness, displaying or passing on ideas of hate and racism, about the true ignorance and ugliness of that action - and most important, give them the opportunity to Change it!

Do not condemn them for what was most likely passed on to them, just instead, be a true friend and help them by advising them with what is actually , the Right thing to do - build some good karma for your self, and truly save someone from going down an ugly road, which leads to a long lief of unhappiness and regret, when you finally come to realize what they have done, the harm they have caused. ... which can only be felt when one is able to see themselves, in another person.

We've lost our 'connection' to each other as human beings, due to all this racial nonsense; but I believe still, that we can get it back - I suppose, it's time for us all to believe in something; and hopefully, you'll join in with me - to bring about something positive - once and for all.

Rest in Peace brother.

The Shaq Deal, Gone bad...

Oh man, I cannot believe that I am about to defend Shaq; But I am.

I am not a big fan of Shaq anymore, after what He did to my Lakers; He was a problem player who refused to accept his "role" on the team; Sure for years he was the most dominant player in the NBA, but he didn't like that Kobe was the emerging most dominant, and did all that he could to make the relationship an uneasy one. This led to him being Too Expensive to keep in town - but the backlash was horrible.

Everybody blamed Kobe - yet Everybody is not a Business Owner, and therefore has No idea how Business works. Shaq was aging, and was overpriced. I accepted the original reasons for trading Shaq, because I too am a business owner - and while plenty of people have businesses, not all people manage their money successfully - which leads to those businesses going OUT of business.

So to me, what Dr. Buss was saying made sense; and while there may be been good reason to move Shaq because of his constant friction with Kobe - They still managed to Win Championships - they seemingly had the ability to leave those personal differences off of the court, during the game, and play to the same goal - It was a turbulant relationship but it was not taking away from Winning.

But, for the money, I could see why Dr. Buss saw fit to get rid of, "The Big Contract."

Not only am I an expert in the business arena, I am an expert in the feild of Basketball. Big Men get Old Fast.

Did you read that? Read it again folks - It'll start showing up in blogs and headlines everywhere; My stuff always does.

Big Men get Old Fast.

David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Smits, ... and now, Shaquille Oneal.

You name a Big man who Dominated the League for any amount of time, and I'll show you a Big man, who near the end, was a shell of his former self. I dont know what it is, but Big Men do not age gracefully in the NBA - their skills deteriorate; Patrick Ewing was so bad that they shipped him out of New York to Seattle, where he could barely get on the court. Even Hakeem had to do a tour of duty in Torronto for a year when he wore out his welcome in Houston - Imagine that! He brought them not one... but TWO Championships!!

I mean, let's face it folks - Big Men get Old Fast - Not like Mike ... gaurds' skills may diminish but overall they can still contribute for quite a while - Sure Mike was no longer his Airness when he got to Washington - but that Jumper was still falling in; Mike would've been an excellent "role Player" for the Lakers ... backing up Kobe; playing 10-15 minutes a game - But Mike's ego wouldn't let him come off the bench and play that kind of role on a team.

Enter Shaq - "The Big Ego"

Let it be known, sometimes the great ones cannot see it for themselves; in their mind they're as quick, sharp, and skilled as they were 10 years ago. However the truth is, physically they just are not there.

So when I read the reviews of the Suns, who are playing pretty bad since making the deal for Shaq, I feel that he is receiving some unfair criticism. As if people are blaming Shaq for the Suns' sudden inability to run, and win.

I watched about 10 minutes of their last game and let me just say this - Shaq is not the problem. Nash is turning the ball over - he's getting old though; Their gaurds are missing wide open shots - and they Still do not play defense... This team has won in the past because of their ability to score points - but missing shots and turning the ball over do not add up to points.

So, to blame Shaq is a huge mistake; Shaq was not going to help this team when the trade was made in the first place.

He was washed up Last year - and it's only going to get worse; Next year I doubt that Shaq will be any better, any more acclimated - the truth is, this was a bad trade; This is what happens when people try to 'force' change.

Steve Kerr came in talking about how the Suns needed to change - reportedly there was some friction between He and Head Coach Mike Da'antoni, and I believe that is what led to this trade; Marion was indeed unhappy - but they should have traded him for some defensive minded players who could also run with this team.

There is something to be said about compromise.

Sure Steve, you can't win in the playoffs if you can't play defense - I wouldn't call you a Moron; but I'll give you a pass because you are a Rookie GM. Just because you played basketball in the NBA, it doesn't mean you're the smartest basketball mind on the planet. You've gotta have respect for other minds in the game; get what you want, by finding out what they want; and thinking it over you'll reach a solution that makes everyone happy.

Works for me in business ... and that's what this 'al for GM' column is all about.

Give Shaq a break (news media) - and place the blame for this one where it belongs;

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And onto why the al for GM column was created - Because Mitch "the btch" CupCake was just not doing us any favors. The Shaq Trade wasn't extremely bad; when we had Caron Butler; But when he sent Caron away, I was upset. Kwame Brown is possibly one of the worst players in the history of basketball.

However, I did like 'some' of his draft picks; It saddened me however to find out how many players He passed on, after the fact; Brian Cook was an all-conference player; the best in his conference in College - didn't translate to the pros; Then I find we passed on players like Tony Parker and Josh Howard. Imagine those two in a Lakers uniform.

I liked Roni in college, and really liked Farmar as well; I liked the potential in Sasha from the highlights I saw; but none of those moves had worked out. I even liked what I saw in Bynum last year - so when he came to play this year, I was getting excited. I was ready to start calling Mitch by his real name.

Then Bynum went down; but the other players continued playing ball - this latest move, getting Pau Gasol for the worst player ever, has given me the okay, to give Mitch some props. Keep your GM job ... sometimes we do Rush to judgement. Sometimes we do need to give things 'time' to work themselves out.

So, congrats to Mitch Kupchak for a fine job. Keep up the good work... or else I'm coming for your job. :)

Monday, March 03, 2008

Racial Preference: Racism??

This is a topic that has come up many times in my life - between myself and friends.

The question is whether or not Racial Preference is Racism.

There are many people who would say it's not; in fact Most people I believe would say it's not. But when one really breaks down what this means, I don't see how so many people have talked themselves into believing it's Not racism.

Sure it's not always has harmful as the Overt Racism of the 1960's and before, but it's still a lingering effect from that time - a cultural idea passed down, that helps keep us divided as a nation along the lines of race.

What is "Racial Preference" - this specifically applies to dating.

I've come to find that it's usually women with this preference, although sometimes it's men as well. In all honesty, myself included, many men seem to like women of all races. Though they may end up marrying or dating someone of the same race, much of it has to do with availability and interest.

See, it's Women who most of the time hold onto the Racial preference when it comes to dating. It's women who will state that they 'only' date men of a certain race - where as men will date anything he can... men will usually face more resistance from women of other races, when those women are not interested in His Race.

This would apply to men of all races - white men who love latinas, asians or love black women may often come to find that those women do NOT like white men - and even 'despise' or 'hate' white men.

Which of course is why I bring this up - It seems and sounds like racism to me - when you hate, despise, or just don't like someone, JUST because of their race.

The last time I checked, that falls under the definition of Racism.

Some definitions for you:

rac·ism /ˈreɪsɪzəm/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rey-siz-uhm] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
[Origin: 1865–70; < F racisme. See race2, -ism]

—Related forms
racist, noun, adjective

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rac·ism (rā'sĭz'əm) Pronunciation Key

1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

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1. the prejudice that members of one race are intrinsically superior to members of other races
2. discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race

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The belief that some races are inherently superior (physically, intellectually, or culturally) to others and therefore have a right to dominate them. In the United States, racism, particularly by whites against blacks, has created profound racial tension and conflict in virtually all aspects of American society. Until the breakthroughs achieved by the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, white domination over blacks was institutionalized and supported in all branches and levels of government, by denying blacks their civil rights and opportunities to participate in political, economic, and social communities.

.... For years I have argued that, Racial Preference when it comes to dating is nothing more than Discrimination "based on race" - I feel somewhat that our dictionary has failed to include dating based on race in th definition; although it does speak often of Discrimination. So let's take a moment to Define discrimination, to continue this conversation fully informed on what these words mean - so that we can properly address whether or not dating based on racial preference is indeed a form of Racism. Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
dis·crim·i·na·tion /dɪˌskrɪməˈneɪʃən/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[di-skrim-uh-ney-shuhn] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
1. an act or instance of discriminating.
2. treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination.
3. the power of making fine distinctions; discriminating judgment: She chose the colors with great discrimination.
4. Archaic. something that serves to differentiate.
[Origin: 1640–50; < L discrīminātiōn- (s. of discrīminātiō) a distinguishing. See discriminate, -ion]

—Related forms
dis·crim·i·na·tion·al, adjective

—Synonyms 3. discernment, taste, acumen, perception.

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dis·crim·i·na·tion (dĭ-skrĭm'ə-nā'shən) Pronunciation Key

1. The act of discriminating.
2. The ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment.
3. Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice: racial discrimination; discrimination against foreigners.

dis·crim'i·na'tion·al adj.
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1. unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
2. the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished

WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.

... So, there you have it - now that we've broken down what these words mean, allow me to build and finish off my case for what makes Dating based on racial preference, Racism... in hopes of informing people and helping to make people Think about what they are doing, when they do it, in hopes that we can end some of the racial divides that have long seperated us in this country.

I chose Discrimination because it is a part of the definition for racism. The belief that one race is somehow better than another.

So, when a black man believes that white women are 'better' than black women - while he may be interested in races other than his own, does his belief that the white woman is better, make him racist?? Does a white woman, who feels that white men are better than black men, latin men, asian men, who is not open to dating someone outside of their race, by doing so, practicing a form of racism?

Let's look at this in a applicable setting. A bar.

A black man walks into a bar, he's open minded, he see's women of all races. He walks up to a beautiful latina and asks her name; But this latina Only dates white guys so, because she has no interest in black men, is rude to the man, ignores him, frowns in his face, and turns her back to walk away.

Did she do this because the guy is ugly? Or is it because he's black?

If it were a White guy, would she have smiled, been friendly, and addressed his questions? Or would she have done the same?

I think we all know the answer but, because so many of our women in this country practice this kind of behavior, we do not want to call it wrong - we do not want to call it racist, but indeed, that's what it is.

So the black man turns his attention to a white woman at the bar, who's only interested in white men; He asks her name, extends his hand - and she does the same thing as the latina woman did - If a white man came up to the white woman, would she be more receptive? Would she treat him with more respect?

What I'm getting at is, these racial preferences that women have, often effect how they interact with men of races that they are not interested in. However this is not always the case. Some will be friendly, they'll be receptive to everything, they may even give out their phone number even though they do not like black men.

And when the man calls... she will simply not answer her phone.

We can swap races for this experiment, and all the same - it sounds and seems like racism to me. People treating others 'different' because of their race.

If we are to ever come together, we must put a stop to racial preference when it comes to dating; although this is a HUGE part of American Culture. The "stick to your own race" ideology that evolved during the days of racism, slavery, and segregation, are all that 'racial preference' is today - Meanwhile the people who's preference is to date outside of thier race, also stem from the same ideology - except it's sort of a rebellion of that idea.

A better, more intelligent approach to relationships can lead to us leaving behind the notion of race all together - and that could lead to us living in a better, more united, and more peace filled nation - that would truly be a force in the world; showing others another way to live their lives - with love, true love for one another, no matter the color of the skin, or the culture they were born into.

Here's to the melting pot!