September 25, 2016
Black Americans, Law Enforcement, Power, Society, zobop republic
BlackLivesMatter, police, race, society, video
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!
December 25, 2015
America, Black Americans, culture, Education, History, Philosophy, Power, Race, Self Development, zobop republic
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…
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.
May 13, 2015
Economics, Power, zobop republic
acquire money, build future, poverty, society
Hello fellow world zobopians! I haven’t posted in a while because I didn’t think I had anything important to say…until now.
The War on Poverty is a War on Poor People
The war on poverty never intended to be a war at all. It was mostly a painfully timid and overly self-conscious assault on the consequences of human misery. The war on poverty was [and probably still is] a vehicle for the perpetuation of the view that poverty was traceable to individual shortcomings on the part of poor people. People are poor because they have no money or power to negotiate with.
When the poor eat the rich, what will rich people taste like?
Until neXt time…
January 24, 2015
Blogging, Philosophy, Politics, Power, Prejudice, Religion, Society, zobop republic
Abraham Lincoln, fundamentalism, politics, religion, society, women
Hello zobopians! I’m all for freedom of politics and all but sometimes you have to “kick out the JAMS!”
In today’s rant I’m going to warn the world of fundamentalism. Political and religious. The G.O.P. (Grand Old Party) of today is not legitimate. The Republican party today belongs to the theocrats and the phony sanctimonious shameless power-seekers. Fear and bigotry are their watch words. You’ll hear a Republican claim that they are the party of Abraham Lincoln. Lie! The Republican party no longer adheres to its abolitionist founding, which was the pursuit of freedom for all its citizens. The G.O.P. has become a fundamentalist political party that pursues the restriction of freedom for certain members of our society like women and people of color, as well as the L.G.B.T. community.
I guess this is what happens when the next generation doesn’t pick up where the last generation leaves off. The next generation, in this case Baby Boomers, hijack a political party and go off in a fundamentalist direction. The previous generation of Republicans actually were for more equality for women but now they’ve been waging war against women since the 1970’s. That sounds like a 5th column of women and minority haters. Fundamentalism in any religion will set society back who knows how far.
Until neXt time…
January 13, 2015
Blogging, Business, Capitalism, Economics, Power, zobop republic
economics, finance, minimum wage, money, poverty
Happy New Year fellow zobopians! It took me some time to get my blogging juices flowing for 2015. And the best I can do is a photo opportunity. Anything for the topic of the minimum wage for the working poor. Let’s face it, anybody working at minimum wage is poor. That’s the way the “powers that be” want it.
*Click picture to enlarge reading experience.
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.]
November 26, 2014
America, Government, Law Enforcement, Politics, Power, Prejudice, Race, Society, zobop republic
Ferguson, Frantz Fanon, police, politics, racism
Hello fellow zobopians! To the point…
How many Ferguson, Missouri police officers are Black? Don’t the Ferguson citizens want to become police officers? That’s one way to end racist police terror.
How many members of the Ferguson, Missouri town/city council are Black? Don’t registered voters of Ferguson want to go into politics?
Will there ever be a Black person as mayor of Ferguson? I’m not playing the Race Card; just saying. Citizens will have to overcome their inertia and self-defeat to change the future. If things don’t change soon, Ferguson will continue to be pacified by a predominate White Citizens Council.
This is what one gets when you read Frantz Fanons‘ ‘Wretched of the Earth’ book. Until neXt time…