February 15, 2017
Government, Philosophy, Politics, zobop republic
communism, fake news, fascism, zobopian
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…
November 17, 2016
America, Barack Obama, Black Americans, Government, Media, Politics, Society, zobop republic
Alt-right, bigotry, Chicago, Donald Trump, opinion, Steve Bannon
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!
June 8, 2016
America, History, Literature, Politics, Society, zobop republic
Donald Trump, Hitler, politics, Upton Sinclair
Hello fellow zobopians! I had something on my mind this month. Can you guess what it is? Yep, it’s Donald Trump! Having a potential female President doesn’t scare me as much as having a President Trump in the White House.
The author Upton Sinclair once wrote in a story, (see picture below), titled “Root of All Evil” :
“A world conqueror had appeared in modern times. Alexander [the great], [Julius] Caesar, Attila [the Hun], Genghis Khan, Napoleon -… when nine men out of ten would have said it was impossible.”
[Was Sinclair predicting the rise of Donald Trump?]
“A world conqueror has to be a man of few ideas, … a peculiar combination of exactly the right qualities, both good and bad – iron determination, irresistable energy, and no scruples of any sort, (…) He has to understand the minds of other men, both foes and friends, and what greeds, fears, hates, jealousies will move them to action. He must understand the mass minds, the ideals or delusions which sway it; (…) He must believe in nothing but his own destiny, the glorified image of himself…”
Doesn’t it seem like Upton Sinclair was describing today’s Donald Trump? Actually this story was originally written in 1942 about Adolf Hitler. If America doesn’t root out evil, the future will moan and curse us for not acting!
April 5, 2016
America, Black Americans, Politics, Society, zobop republic
race, society, violence, zobopians
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!
January 7, 2016
America, Black Americans, Government, History, Law Enforcement, Politics, Prejudice, Violence, zobop republic
Bayard Rustin, Black History, prejudice, society, zobopians
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…
Above excerpt from the book Down The Line copyright 1971 by Bayard Rustin.
July 8, 2015
America, Black Americans, History, Politics, Prejudice
Black History, confederate, flag, history, prejudice, race, zobopians
Hello fellow zobopians! I’ve been re-blogging other people’s posts because I didn’t quite have anything to say at the time. You would think I’d have an opinion about something since there’s always a crisis going on in the world and America. (I’ve been gathering my thoughts.)
If it’s not white cops gunning down Black people, then it’s Black-on-Black crime/violence that nobody cares about. Then comes along Rachel Dolezal whose been ‘passing’ for Black for so many years. The Dolezal situation leads people to discuss ‘White Privilege’ and ‘White Cultural Appropriation’; which seems to me like two sides of the same coin. You have to have privilege to appropriate other people’s culture, right?
Now before I can keep up, it’s a lone white gunman, (who had so much racial contempt for “all” Black people), exterminating nine defenseless Black individuals in a church. This violent act is evil enough as it is.
What gets me is how people, (Black and white), attempt to connect this bloody act to a southern Confederate battle flag? Which came first: white racial contempt for Black people or the battle flag?
I’ve never been a fan of the Confederate battle flag. I know what it represents. Today’s southern white society try to convince everybody that the Confederate flag represents a ‘New South’. And yet the flag hasn’t changed since its inception from the ‘Old South’ in the year 1861. (The Hate is the Heritage!)
Flags change over time to represent new things and ideals. The Germans used the Nazi swastika from 1933 to 1945. The Nazi flag was never the original German flag and we should all hope it never flies again.
Even the Japanese had to change their flag by getting rid of the “rising sun with rays” to indicate a new direction for the country.
Japan Empire flag
The United States flag has changed over time too; but that’s because America has changed a lot since 1777, if anyone has noticed. The Confederate battle flag represented a secession government. (Remember: the Old South)
The USA already has a national flag; it’s the 50-star United States flag. It’s a flag of union. (That includes you south!) The Confederate battle flag is a symbol of seceding from the union because white ancestors didn’t believe in the Republican ideal of being ‘slave-free’. (We all know slavery is a touchy subject.) If today’s whites insist that “their” red stars and bars doesn’t represent HATE for Black people, then it’s time for them to ditch these colors for the ones we already have…The RED, WHITE and BLUE!
50-star USA flag
Until neXt time…
May 13, 2015
Communist, Economics, Politics, Power
advance plan, computers, economics, society
Back again today for another thought stream. Wake up world zobopians!
America is [and have always been] helping Communist around the world. [Soviet Russia, Vietnam, China, plus most other Marxist regimes.] The American government have been moving heaven and earth to bring more trade [and trade secrets] to Communist China. [It won’t end with IBM selling off its computer division to become Lenovo in China.] Remember when Yahoo and Cisco tried to sell technology to prop-up the communist status quo? Rupert Murdoch [FOX Corp] has been doing that for years so he could sell TV to Chinese viewers. But to do that you have to give in to the communist rules. What?
Even merchants like Wal-Mart are helping too. They out-source manufacturing jobs and other forms of loss-of-jobs only to help keep these communist regimes in power. Russian communist revolutionaries long ago gladly took Capitalist money. That means the Cold War was a joke.
Just resently Lenovo was caught and accused of putting adware on their laptop computers. My opinion is, China will succeed where V.I. Lenin’s Soviet Russia failed.
A link for you check out about the Cold War pretense.
March 10, 2015
Black Americans, History, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Prejudice, Race, Self Development, zobop republic
BlackTwitter, culture, prejudice, race, society
Hello fellow world zobopians! I took some time to gather my thoughts on the world…
Black people around the world are NOT invisible! We never were and we never ARE. If Black people were invisible white Europeans never would’ve wanted Africans as slaves. I think Ralph Ellison, (author of the book ‘Invisible Man’), was wrong. As I’m composing this blog post I’m watching a K-pop, (South Korean pop music), TV music show. It’s amazing how Black American culture is appropriated. Like Hip-Hop, R&B, rap, jazz and dreadlocks. Do Asians style their hair in dreadlocks? Don’t get me wrong, I like K-pop; going on 5 years now. (Seriously, you should listen to rap in Korean…it’s different.)
Other ethnic and social groups do the same thing when it comes to Black ‘cultural appropriation’. I won’t use the word ‘race’ because there’s no such thing as separate races among the human species. [Wow! All that to avoid saying the word, ‘race’.] By now you’re probably thinking how much do Black people appropriate? Personally I don’t know and don’t notice as much. But if anyone has been paying attention, when a Black person of any age does something beyond the norms of the Black social group, they are accused of…”acting white”. Like getting an education, what music one listens to, talking/communicating a certain way beyond the norms of the social group. I don’t even know what these “norms” are. One either knows them or not. It’s as if the Black social group is telling “we” shouldn’t act/talk/walk like “them”, but everybody wants to act/talk/walk like “us”. Our swagger and soul is up for grabs for the whole world and yet “we”, Black folks, should culturally isolate ourselves form the rest of society. How the hell does one do that? We as a people are too entangled with other humans to be isolated.
The whole world spends money and effort to isolate ‘themselves’ from Black people. Nobody wants to live by/near Black people. Nobody wants to hire Black people. Nobody wants to BE a Black person. They see US, they don’t want US.
Black people may ‘feel’ invisible but in reality Black people have never been invisible. Four centuries of slavery doesn’t make us invisible. When the police shoots an unarmed Black person, that person wasn’t invisible. When white people lock their car doors, Black people are not invisible. The reality is…people choose to ignore Black people. The world sees US, they just don’t want US…except our culture and money of course.
That’s all for now…I’ll SEE you next time…
P.S. I composed this post before the University of Oklahoma S.A.E. situation, so I’m guessing this won’t seem so dated.