All Aboard The Trump Train

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Oh, boy!  Hello fellow zobopians!  I’m sure you all know by now that Donald Trump is steaming toward the Republican nominee for the GOP.  But as it’s being projected, the Grand ‘Ol Party ain’t too grand about Donald Trump.  The GOP can’t seem to stop the train wreck of Mr. Trump.  Mr. Trump invites racist’s, sexist’s and homophobes to join the party train.  Nope, too late…the proverbial train has left the station.

Have you all seen the, (class war), movie called “Snowpiercer”?  It’s about a post-apocalyptic ice age that forces humanity’s last survivors to get aboard a globe-spanning supertrain. One man (Chris Evans) risk’s everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

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There are currently Republicans who don’t want to vote for Donald Trump but don’t want Hillary Clinton either.  What to do, what to do?  If conservatives thought that Ted Cruz was their only hope, then the GOP is gonna end up like the Death Star, (from Star Wars)…Boom!

In my opinion, I hope America won’t end up like the scenario of ‘Snowpiercer’.  But I think the party train of the USA is pretty much over now…

Until neXt time…

Two Tales Of One World

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Hello fellow zobopians!  Man, do I have a case of writers block.  What do I write about?  What can I rant about this time?  It’s 2016 and it’s yet another presidential election cycle and an alleged fascist is running for President of these ‘segregated’ United States!

…and there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of the police.

…and then, there are still Black people dying in the streets every day – many of them unarmed and at the hands of other Black people.

Black people killed by the police get exposed by the light of day while Blacks killed by other Blacks get shrugged under the rug.

SILENCE STILL EQUALS DEATH!

Hamilton, Racebending, and Racist Nerds

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O.K. I’m sold but what’s a racist nerd?

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Hamilton Album CoverHamilton, the hip-hop musical starring the Founding Fathers and the best thing on planet Earth right now, recently found itself in a spot of controversy when some took umbrage with a casting call that said the show was “seeking non-white men and women” for its lead cast. Some made a stink about the listing, labeling it with made-up phrases like “reverse racism” and other nonsense. Though the wording of the listing was changed to state that the characters (and not the sought after actors) would be non-white, a spokesperson for the show reaffirmed the cast and crew’s philosophy of only casting people of color for its revolutionary leads.

Honestly, what I found most astonishing about the whole incident was that it was the first time I’d seen any amount of negativity surrounding the show’s racebending of the Founding Fathers. For months, Hamilton has been taking over the internet and pop culture at large, and not a single time had I…

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Keep your Pity Money

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It’s always about the money! Mo’ money & nothing to show for it!

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I was scrolling down Facebook and came across this short video of a Ted Talk. I decided to watch it because it was a young black woman speaking, and that pretty much always catches my attention. The first sentence she said got me, I was sucked in.

“Why is it that 5000 units of our currency is only worth one unit of your currency, when we are the ones with the actual gold reserves?” 

I was like, Hell yea! Why is our currency worth so much more?? Africa has all the resources.

And then I was mesmerized by her voice, and her public speaking skills.

She doesn’t raise her voice. She makes sure that she has your full attention so that you can really listen to her, not just hear her. She is self-assured and sassy with her pursed lips and neck snaps. Most importantly, she is unapologetic.

So meet…

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Dear Land Of Lincoln, As if

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Cover your as if, part 2.  Hello again zobopians!  I just gotta cover my as if.  I simply don’t trust the Healthcare Marketplace.  Buyer Beware as the Romans once said.  Am I heading for trouble ahead?

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Until neXt time…for now!

Cover Your As If

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Hello fellow zobopians!  Let’s see how well social media and blogging can play an important role in teaching the Healthcare Marketplace a lesson.  Always cover your as if!

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Until neXt time… Cover your as if part 2.

Dear Black College Students

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Hello world zobopians!  And you too college students.  Do I need to issue a disclaimer for sensitive Black readers?  I mean come on…have more ego strength will you…you whiny, crybabies!  Sticks and stones may break my bones but white micro-aggression can never hurt me.

Wake up people!  The social activist Bayard Rustin said the statement, below, February 13, 1969 for the New York Amsterdam News:

“For if we are to face the truth, however painful this may be, we must recognize that Black people have been brutalized in the past by inferior segregated education and economic deprivation to the point where they have been put at a disadvantage with whites.  Consequently, when they are placed in a difficult competitive situation, such as obtains at predominantly white universities, their immediate impulse is to retreat into themselves and establish a Black [studies] curriculum with separate – and lower- standards by which their performance shall be judged.”

This was written back then in 1969 and look at what’s happening on college campuses recently.  Has anything changed?  Can micro-aggression kill anybody?  This is why nobody comes to the Black community for help…we can’t seem to handle the psychological stress!  It’s really disappointing!

Until neXt time…

Police Brutality-Then & Now

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Hello fellow zobopians! Happy New Year if I didn’t say that last time. Wow…2015 was the year of Police Brutality. I wonder what 2016 will bring America. Police brutality seems to be the bane of America’s existence. Bayard Rustin, a citizen of the Civil Rights movement, once wrote about police brutality back in the 1960’s [Los Angeles Watts area]:

“Police brutality must be stopped! We must everywhere be part of the cry for civilian review boards, not in the naive belief that they are a panacea but in the conviction that police conduct is not the exclusive responsibility of commissions and politicians. Police must be answerable to the citizenry they presumably protect, and if they have been educated to any other concept of their role, now is the time to reeducate them.” Mr. Rustin wrote this back before I was born!

Mr Rustin also wrote:
“We must create a situation in which backlashers are politically neutralized by having to pay too high a price for the exercise of racist impulses.”

History truly has a way of repeating itself.

Until neXt time…

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Above excerpt from the book Down The Line copyright 1971 by Bayard Rustin.

The dangers of Populism

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The GOP of today is not the Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln.

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As you may know, prior to the festive season, Donald Trump got himself into some hot water, with some very unchristian comments aimed at Muslims. He said, he’d like to ban all Muslims from the US “until we can figure out what’s going on” (of course this very statement shows how clueless he and his supporters are as regards recent US foreign policy in the region). Needless to say, this was seen as going too far, even by the fairly high bar of Republicans. Even Bill O’Reilly thought it was racist!

An all too common problem for Republicans candidates is the need to outdo one another in terms of taking increasingly insane positions. The GOP bigot brigade expect a candidate to be a bible thumping, pro-gun, global warming denying, young earth creationists, xenophobic who rejects vaccines and “science. Consider that the major black…

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The Talented 10th Law Of Averages

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Hello fellow zobopians!  Wow!  It’s been a while since I wrote anything original.  At least I re-blogged.  Reading is fundamental, right?  Alright, time to get to the nitty gritty.

I’ve been thinking about Black America’s so-called “Talented 10th”.  If you know anything about William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois, then you see where that term comes from.  It’s been over 100 years since Mr. Du Bois wrote about the Talented 10th or as it should be called nowadays is the “Black Talented”.  I would like to think after 100+ years we would have more than 10 percent of the Black population that’s considered ‘talented’.

If Du Bois called one part of Black America the ‘Talented 10th’, what was the other 90% called?  Would it be the “Least Talented”?  When I thought about this scenario, you realize that Affirmative Action is “only” for the Black Talented.  How does Affirmative Action help the Least Talented?  How the hell can 10% of the Black Talented up-lift the other 90% of a population?  This is where I started thinking about the Law of Averages.  [The law of averages is a layman’s term for a belief that the statistical distribution of outcomes among members of a small sample must reflect the distribution of outcomes across the population as a whole.]  I don’t see how a small part of Black America can help a greater portion beyond their own small talented numbers.

Consider this;  when Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812 he lost about 10% of his Grand Army.  And with that he lost that war!  I read some ago the reason he lost was because his Grande Army became demoralized after the loss of soldiers.  They probably had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) too.

Now, fast forward to now, the 21st century, and I keep hearing about how Black college students, the Black Talented (10th), having PTSD and other traumas due to white micro-aggression.  I think when it comes to the war on micro-aggression on Black students, I don’t see Black America winning a war against anything or anybody!

P.S.  Will the Talented 10th “pick at” dead people OR “pick up” where other people leave off?

P.S.S.  The Black Talented should never let anybody see them cry.  A.K.A. whiny crybabies.

O.K. that’s it for now…until neXt time…

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