Michael Brown

In politics on November 13, 2014 at 4:08 am

As a mother and a parent I watch the events Micheal Brown with amazed horror.  My inclination to speak the truth and say well Michael Brown was not a nice guy competes with my guilt that by saying this I may jinx my kids to death or some act that would make me so upset and dejected surrounding the events of my children so on and twitterverse I just bite bite my tongue.

However as an African American and a person who cares about my race am proud of the great parts of being black and love the black community I feel that I must speak for the greater good.  I’m not calling any names but to batter, steal, and smoke weed is not the purpose of black people.  When I look at the incidents in Ferguson surrounding who the protests are about someone on video beating an old man and stealing.  I am a lot disgusted. Not only am I disgusted but it makes me question the whole civil rights history of blacks and I don’t like doing that.  Were the males of the past that are lauded as heros essentially bad people becomes my question?  I understand from past readings that in the south when they organized and chose an icon they chose very very carefully.  What was the reputation of the person who would be the test case? Were they good?  Were they smart? Were they clean?

There is something a little belle curvish about the protests surrounding Michael Brown.  Are black people incapable of logically seeing that Brown was a criminal too. Instead of burning down a store, Can they see that this kid had problems?  No he did not deserve to die.  No one does.

As I’m writing this I am gaining what writers get “catharsis” but I’m wondering what was the reputation of the officer? Did he have a history of police brutality?  So I google it and read the New York Times article ( that states that it is alleged that Wilson pulled Michael Brown into the car and attacked him which seems plausible to me.  Was Officer really officer friendly did he hear that Michael Brown had battered, stolen from and harassed a store owner and just wanted to beat him up like any nice guy would and forgot that he was a police officer and it went too far.This could be an answer.

Or could it be that Michael Brown was on a drug fueled rampage that caused him to steal cigars, batter the store owner, and swagger in the middle of the street, and attack an officer we don’t know.

There is a thread that’s never been explored and that is the relationship his mother has was a presidential staffer.  Of course Brown told the world his mom was friends with a presidential staffer. He was just that type of guy.  Could he have been targeted and killed for that?  Did he rob and fight the police officer because he thought he was an untouchable my mom is obviously friends with a presidential staffer judging by the posthumous reaction of the masses probably assisted by the CIA to bring discord to Ferguson, MO for a person of questionable character. Eric Holder did you smoke pot before getting on a plane and making this GUY your issue or did the president of the United Stated demand you go to Ferguson because of friendship.  Michael Brown did not deserve to die, but Mr. Attorney General going to Ferguson does not put you in the same category as your wifes sister.  Was she a criminal? Did she have a record like it’s whispered Michael Brown had?  Was she a thief? Do these questions make you mad for me to suggest these things about your dear sister in law?  Well when you do not carefully choose people to represent the “MOVEMENT” and it’s always a movement this is what it turns in to.  It turns all of the past civil rights work to dust because people wonder “is this what black people are about?” beating and stealing from shop owners?

Finally, I could not say all what I’ve said above without saying the following.  It is not OK to be a bad egg. This is what kids need to know.  This is what kids need to hear. It is not OK. It’s not OK to disrespect women and just do bad things.  There was a white man in NYC shot for fighting the police just for fighting the police he’s dead. Everyone has moved on.  I just don’t understand why blacks want to continually rerun the past.  I understand that there are lots of black males in jail. I understand that a man was choked to death in NYC for no reason, a white cop in N.C. stopped a black man for a seat belt and just shot him.  I understand THESE things but I don’t understand Micheal Brown. The only thing that justifies this reaction based on his character is that his mom is friends with a presidential staffer and that’s not a good enough reason for me.

I don’t even understand what’s happening with the mom. She’s taking pictures with some guy draped over him like Marilyn Monroe.  Is this YOUR claim to fame your kid is dead and you are on the news.  Going to Geneva, what do you say my kid robbed someone and the police shot him in the least it was self defense and at most the policeman was trying to seek vengeance for a man who came to the United States to pursue an american dream and was attacked by a 400 pound black guy over cigars not even food.  “If that story is true”.

Your son is dead I understand that but did you ever take the time to teach him right from wrong.  If he would have brought you a cigar would you have smoked it or read him the riot act about where the hell he got the cigars from? People you have to use moral principles to raise your children.  “Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 

The UN Refuses to Fix a Problem it Created By Giving Palestinian Land Away

In politics on November 20, 2012 at 2:50 am

I’ve written before about the Palestinian issue and to repeat myself my view on the Palestinian issue boils down to this.  I turned n the TV, was watching PBS and there stood a forlorn elderly lady in front of a house discussing how she had been living in her house and one day she was told to leave.  She had a deed, showed us, her family had lived there for at least a century and now she had nothing.

At this point the issue of the occupation of Palestine became real to me.  These individuals were not objective savages who were not worthy of consideration.  They were and are real people.  These are people who just on the word of a small group of people were told to leave their homes and their lands.  This is disgraceful and as the occupiers get on TV and try to sell the American people – me the fact that they are a legitimate country it only makes me sick and disgusted to my stomach.

Ultimately neither side on Palestinian lands is responsible, it is the UN that behaved responsibly.  They should have never annexed Palestine in the first place.  It was the wrong thing to do.  It was and is a policy fail.  What makes it so shocking and appalling is the UN and the world refuses to look out for the rights of the people that were occupied.  They are doing nothing for them.  There are so many policy measures that could be put into place to alleviate the pain of the Palestinian people but it’s not being done.

As a person who spent a great part of my teenage years and college years studying the Holocaust the behavior of the Jews in their treatment of the Palestinians is disgraceful.  As I watch the bombings, am exposed to the propaganda of certain folks who put Jewish leaders on TV who talk to justify the bombings of Palestine.  The only thing I see are wings being pulled off of butterflies and an old woman crying for her house.  As for the Jews it always seems to me that their behavior towards the Palestinians  is in some way revenge for the Holocaust.  It’s a concentration camp on a strip of land.  My only answer to that is pick on someone your own size if you want get back for the Holocaust be a man bomb Germany not the Palestinians.

It is ironic people were wronged in Germany people were killed yet that’s not dealt with, the Jews are sophisticated they can go and have coffee with people from a whole country who hunted them down and exterminated many of them, yet the Palestinians are savages who deserve to be bombed because  they want to keep their homes.  I repeat the Palestinians are not the ones who killed millions of Jews the Germans were maybe before killing innocents the jews need to deal with that.

It’s Getting Weird Up in Here A view from the Independent World

In politics on November 17, 2012 at 2:58 am

As I go about my daily life I hear both sides of the news since I am somewhat of a news junkie.  The things I hear are pretty unpalatable on both sides of the political spectrum.  I am particularly horrified by the attacks of Rush Limbaugh on practically everyone which psychiatrists would argue is due to his being short fat and pasty and all of the huge attacks hide a deep set inferiority complex ,and when you see his listeners those who are willing to be on his side you can always identify some physical characteristic that would lead them to listen to and follow him.  I found myself as a single parent lividly tweeting Limbaugh after briefly turning on the radio and hearing him talk about minorities downloading babies and never even being capable of supporting them.  This really hurt my feelings as a single never divorced mom, personally in this life there does not seem to be any help coming from anywhere that is reasonable and legitimate.  I guess looking at the whole Petreaus issue when a government official told me to promise get on my knees and I would have a job in five minutes I should have done it.  When I became friends with a media executive who came to my home. told me he could fit two of my houses in his and to get on my knees I should have.  Unfortunately, that’s not me.  I say all this to say that as Rush attacks single mothers and women in general, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that what some people do to get ahead is not going to help others.  To go further go on a tangent as I look n the going ons of Jill Kelley the woman who reported the mistress of the CIA head for sending her inappropriate emails, I know what she was doing, she was looking for a job by volunteering, interacting, planning parties etc.  and all she got for her efforts were a revoked ID card and dirty emails and CNN prying into her finances.  I say all of this to say that as Rush attacks women there is a problem with employment for all women regardless of their marital status.  The honest truth is that as the Romney’s of the world and the Limbaughs attack the unemployed and the underemployed they are really not sincere about solutions, never so emphasized as when Romney cut off the credit cards of his staff the same night of the election, despite the fact that the election staff has to honestly work putting up, taking down and preparing whether there is a victory or not. He threw psychically at that point the people that were most loyal to him on the street, just for kicks. because he was hurt. This is the climate we are dealing with people, rich people that want to control and own others.

While I basically consider myself a progressive my Rural based Christian upbringing prevents me from becoming a cultist at the alter of progressives.  Lately they’ve been placing people on TV who essentially are saying Obama won that means the Americans have chosen him and everything he wants he should get.  “wrong” many people chose Obama as the lesser evil to a man who would lose an election and cut off his aides credit cards because he lost an election.  These folks probably have no knowledge that we are a representative democracy not a winner take all democracy and people who express opinions that are not supportive of the president are not sore losers but people who disagree with him.  Furthermore as we get further into Obama cabinet appointments from 2008, it looks like someones got some splainen to do.  What is so disturbing is that the United States did have a terror alert system put in place that was scrapped by an Obama appointee.  While it does not take a rocket scientist to know that terrorists will come out on 911, it obviously does.  Personally as it  regards binghazi  I don’t think it’s watergate I do think it’s the failure to recognize that terror is real, one kill of Bin Laden or even taking out all of Al Qaeda does not mean that terror is over.  Terror has been here through at least four administrations and the Bush administration has to be commended for being the first administration to actually tackle it; only to have the Obama administration minimize it or destroy it.

This time I did vote for Obama as the lesser evil but personally I would like for him to think seriously about who he appoints to cabinet positions.  I repeat what I said the last time maybe cabinet leaders should be appointed from within and from academics with specialized knowledge.  While progressives have had a feast on Condeleeza Rice this week the facts are she specialized in Russian Studies and served in Bush Sr.s Administration when communism fell, she has and had a stellar academic reputation in her field. Condi was the best that could be gotten like Eric Holder at the State Department she was committed to a path and she should not be used to justify someone else’s employment, whatever mistakes Condi made she was able to come back the next week on her own and correct them.  She was never Poor little Condi or someone a liberal had to save.  Condi walked so tall it was secretly whispered she gave Baby George so much advice she may as well have been president, she stands tall.


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