April 11, 2017
February 15, 2017
Hello fellow zobopians! I think people nowadays can’t handle or, in this era of “fake news”, don’t want to deal with the truth. Speak the truth then you shall perish! Yeah, that’s the world we’re living in now. Everybody wants Free Speech without the consequences. Everybody wants to rule the world…that’s from a ‘Tears For Fears’ song.
The offensive truth is everybody can’t have everything they want. It’s TRUE!
If you shut down Free Speech, you get Fascism.
If you shut down Free Speech, you get Communism.
If you DON’T shut down Fascism, you LOSE Free Speech.
If you DON’T shut down Communism, you LOSE Free Speech.
…Until neXt time…
February 5, 2017
The Story of the Negro in America, is the story of America.
James Baldwin’s “I am Not Your Negro” succeeds in bridging past and present racial truths earning them a much deserved place in contemporary conversation. One of the most troubling ideologies of contemporary culture is the belief that the turmoil afforded to black life, is isolated, or new. The films succeeds in drawing the necessary connection between current culture and a not so distant past of lynchings, beatings, poverty and murders.
The film takes the reader through time, engaging multiple perspectives and images that will surely engrave themselves into the viewer’s memory indefinitely. Although I have seen pictures of a dying Malcolm X on the stretcher countless times, something about seeing this photo last night caused a hot tear to run down my cheek. We all know that Malcolm is dead, the reminder somehow just seems as cruel as it is necessary. The film issues similar views of Dr. King, and Medgar…
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January 25, 2017
Donald Trump is nothing more than a crypto-Fascist enabler!
Hundreds of thousands protested along 42nd Street in Manhattan during the Women’s March.
Crowds of protesters flooded the streets of every major city in the United States; hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York City and Boston. Even my hometown of Miami drew over 10,000 protesters. To think, just days before the mass demonstrations, I had no idea of how immense the protests would be. As my social media feed continued to update, I learned that it was not just a movement in America, but it was a worldwide collaboration. London, Nairobi, Berlin, Paris and Prague too? Over 1 million people worldwide protested on Saturday (see article Washington Post ). It was a worldwide march lead by women, with a unified message; the disapproval of the recently elected United States President, Donald Trump.
There has been a tremendous amount of controversy surrounding this campaign and his ascent to…
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December 18, 2016
Looks like Jim Crow by another name to me!
What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing if you’re Donald Trump.
Yes, Donald Trump is actually making good on one of his campaign promises-make America white male again. Trump’s all star, all boys club administration plucked from the corporate powers and wealthy elite has a nice retro feel to it. Perfect for locker room banter.
If they are confirmed by the senate Trumps 4 top Cabinet officials will all be white men.
So gals, no reason to worry your pretty little heads trying to figure out that big old scary economy, or foreign affairs. You can rest assured that Americas will be in safe hands ( albeit tiny) under Donald Trump’s all boys club.
And the power will stay that way.
In fact as Rachel Maddow pointed out, the line of succession to the presidency which includes the speaker of the house and the senate president pro tempore, is sure as…
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November 17, 2016
Hello fellow zobopians! Now that election hell-week is over I can now focus on other things about the future of humanity. But first, let’s get to know the players I’ll be ranting about today.
Bill Ayers : an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed US involvement in the Vietnam War. He was also linked to President Barack Obama during his first term election. I guess we can classify him as Leftist.(?)
Jeremiah Wright : a pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, with a congregation exceeding 6,000.
Steve Bannon : an American businessman and media executive. He is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, a far-right American news, opinion and commentary website noted for its connection to the alt-right.
Now that we know the players, let’s play “throw them all under the bus”!
Bill Ayers? Yeah remember him? He was the Left-wing radical who was accused of influencing President Obama during his heyday as a community organizer. The right-wing nuts wanted Obama to throw him under a bus and disavow Ayers.
Reverend Wright was seen and heard saying, “God damn America” in a sermon. President Obama & family used to go to this church long ago. Of course when the video of this sermon went public, media critics basically expected Obama to throw Rev. Wright under a bus to distance himself from and disavow Wright.
Now let me just stop here…the two men above, (one white, the other Black), may have had influence on Obama or not. It doesn’t matter because these two DID NOT get cabinet positions in the White House! On the other hand…
…There’s Steve Bannon! This Alt-Right freak once told Donald Trump, [“You got to remember, we’re Breitbart,” he told Trump. “We’re the know–nothing vulgarians. So we’ve always got to be to the right of you on this.”] This guy get’s a cabinet position next to President Trump so he can bend his ear to the alt-right! NOPE! The American media and it’s “woke” citizens need to make Trump throw this guy under the bus! Trump should not be given a pass on this matter.
Mississippi “God Damn America” indeed!
September 25, 2016
Hello fellow zobopians. [No exclamation point.] I’m nowadays under the impression that the Un-United States of America are becoming a modern day killing fields. Black people are getting shot and killed on any given day. Police unions and lawyers are making it illegal to video record police doing their job we, taxpayers, are paying for.
Video recordings don’t seem to be a deterrent! Police and “stand your ground” freaks can kill with impunity! The whole world is watching? What difference does it make? Who watches the watchers? Apparently we can’t!
September 13, 2016
Hello fellow zopbopians! I’ve been reading book on world folklore. [Full title: Interpreting Folklore by Alan Dundes.] There’s this section on the folklore of the ‘Evil Eye‘. It’s funny and sometimes vulgar at best. The author claims ‘blue’ evil eye’s are considered evil. And the best way to defeat an evil eye is by another evil eye. It’s relates to the principle of ‘like against like’. I always thought you can’t fight fire with fire but I guess you can fight evil eye with evil eye. Hmm-m…that’s something to consider in the future.
Until neXt time…eye’ll be seeing you!