December 11, 2014
America, Black Americans, Economics, History, Literature, Politics, Prejudice, Society
Black History, economics, history, John Williams, politics
Hello fellow zobopians! So, what histories do you read? History or His, Story? Are Black citizens ever going to be a part of history or anybody’s story? We’re aware that the victors write the history. Unfortunately it’s not accurate. You know, “just the facts.” The losers or former slaves don’t get to write history. It’s no wonder people can feel like they’re left out, #BlackLivesMatter.
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“…What histories do you read, Gus? Tell me about the history of the American armed forces, and I can show you how important Negroes were to those forces; tell me about the history of American economics and I can show you where Negroes made up the bulk of those economies by being poor or left out of them altogether; tell me about the history of religion of America, and I can show you where, as long as there have been Negroes in this hemisphere, religion has been an absolute lie; tell me about the history of American politics, and I can show you where American politics would be vastly different today if Negroes had had a real voice in them…” –Chapter 24 from the book ‘The Man Who Cried I Am’ by John A. Williams (1967)
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*Note: We don’t use the term Negro anymore, it’s an old term from an old time. Until neXt time…
December 9, 2014
Blogging, Email, Internet, Privacy, Scam
email, phishing, scam alert, zobopian
Hello again zobopians! My next blog post came to quick for my taste. I like to mull things over before I post again. But this junk e-mail got me thinking. How can anyone’s Gmail account be over the limit when the limit is astronomical. Computer storage is cheap and expansive. Scammers think we’re all dumb!
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December 8, 2014
Blogging, Email, Internet, Scam, zobop republic
e-mail, malware, scam alert, zobopian
Man O’ man, are they out to get us & you! Hello fellow zobopians! I don’t know what a link purporting to warn me about something has a name , http://gofu203.riverplatewinsitall.com/591204799128a63777034145091400 ; notice the word “install” in the link name? Did you notice it’s mis-spelled?
Here’s the e-mail below I received from their server :
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Because a major scandal has broken.
It has to do with what we believe to be a conspiracy between the U.S. government and some of the biggest food producers in America.
This topic of this story is so controversial, Fox News banned a story on it from being aired… and fired the two reporters who covered it.
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December 2, 2014
America, Black Americans, Capitalism, Literature, Power, Race, Society, zobop republic
John Williams, Mike Brown, novel, zobopians
“Why are you telling me your secrets?”
Hello fellow zobopians! America has a lot secrets it doesn’t tell its Black citizens. Reading novels by Black authors can give a guy lots of insight to my country of USA. Reading is fundaMENTAL. I’m currently reading a novel titled, ‘Then Man Who Cried I Am’ by John A. Williams. Here’s an excerpt to give you an idea of how America may really be:
“It must be pretty awful for a white man to learn that one of the things wrong with this society is that it is not based on dollars directly or alone, but dollars denied men who are Black so dollars can go into the pockets of men who are white. It must make white men ponder a kind of weakness that will make them deny work to Black men so that work can be done by who are white. How it must anger them to know finally that we know they deny women who are white to Black men, while they have taken Black women at will for generations.” [From part 6 of the book.]