RACISM: An African History of Slave Lords

A man in a coffee shop. A white Muslim woman wearing a Burqua.  An exchange of heated words. Fear.   A conversation that escalates.  He says he doesn’t like her religion.  She says that in Luke 19 Jesus said to kill the people of unbelief.  And suddenly the man is accused of hate speech and racism, and booted from the coffee shop.

Simultaneously, al-Zawahiri, the new leader of al-Qaeda, called on all Muslims to commit Jihad against the US as the first enemy of all Muslims.  Shhh, not a word.

Simultaneously, in Israel, 41 Palestinians are dead and over 700 wounded after they stormed Jerusalem in protest of Trump claiming it belonged to the Jews.  A violent and bloody encounter in which bombs were set, fires were flared and terrorism erupted.  Apparently, the Palestinian call to jihad is not racism.

Al Zawahiri has called for violence, and Muslims are responding in kind.

And yet, somehow, a man in a coffee shop is the focus.

The bottom line is that Hamas, al-Qaeda, ISIS, etc…, want all non-Muslims out of the Middle East – including Israel.   And they are willing to do anything to achieve that goal.   But somehow ‘racism’ is the man in a coffee shop.

Racism has become a target word, it is used to derail and denigrate and even to jail people who are no longer afforded the freedom of opinion.   If I don’t ‘like’ al Zawahiri, does that make me racist?   If I don’t approve of Burqua’s, does that make me racist?  White men are targeted continually in the media, their color and their gender boisterously declared to be unfit for existence.   But that isn’t racist…?

If M13 gang members want to kill me and I declare them to be evil, is that racist because their countries of origin are not white?

What is Racism?

First we have to define “Race”:    “A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society. First used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations, by the 17th century the term race began to refer to physical traits.”

It would then follow that “Racism” is simply a means of categorizing this “grouping of a people who share common physical or social qualities”.  

Instead, racism has become a pejorative.   And somehow ‘white people’ are the only perpetrators and literally everyone of every other culture, faith, belief, color, and gender are the victims.  Despite the fact that racism, in its pejorative, has existed since the beginning of time, MSM has determined its roots to be firmly bound in the US.   And thus, it is termed an American institution.

Whoa there Cowboy!

In fact, research papers would have us believe that racism did not exist in the ancient cultures of Greek and Roman society, because they had ‘no concept of race or racial oppression’. WOW!

According to many such authors, race has been redefined and is only a reference between black and white.  Obviously, these authors fail the most basic tenant of definition – ‘race is a grouping of humans on shared physical or social qualities…”   There is no negative expression in this definition, there is only a classification.  Thus it would follow that these same authors are the ones responsible for creating a divisive black and white quality to the term ‘racism’.  When in fact it is typically these ‘shared social and physical qualities’ that cause people to group and form bonds when they are in a foreign atmosphere.   Chinatown is a classic example – it is a social preference wherein a shared culture can feel secure.

When Muslims came to Germany in France in hordes, they created their own spaces, blocks, neighborhoods within the cities.  They didn’t diverge and integrate.  When “expats” move to another country, the first thing they look for is the locale that harbors similar social and cultural peoples.

One Socialist writer went so far as to determine that capitalism created racism and that racism did not exist in the slavery of Jews in ancient times because it was not ‘color motivated’.    OUCH!

No one denies the color motivation that occurred in the US, including the slave trade.   But few remember their history enough to delve into the slave trade of the Barbary Coast in the 1600’s in which the African nations of  what are now known as Morocco, Libya, Algeria and Tunisia ritually raided the European coastal regions of Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Ireland and England and captured and enslaved their victims, sometimes devastating entire towns.  Bringing them back to their respective African nation, the slaves that survived the tortuous journey would be inspected and sold based on their perceived physical qualities.

Africans and Middle Eastern societies have a sordid history of enslaving.

It wasn’t until the 17thcentury that European navies began to fight back against the African and Middle Eastern corsairs who at this point had trafficked, tortured and brutalized millions of predominantly white people.   This barbaric slave trade resulted in the galley slaves who were forced to row the ships of these Corsairs sitting in their own filth and excrement each day until they died.  Women were either used for housework or for sex, but were still required to beg on the streets for money to pay rent and buy their own food.

Was this racism?   It certainly was not a product of capitalism.  It was most definitely a social enslavement because it targeted Europe – not other African nations.  Therefore, it can be considered racist.  And – the perpetrators were not white.

Do I have the freedom of speech to state this piece of history?   Or will I be called a racist because I provide this as a reminder that white people were the victims of racism and slavery at the behest of Africans and Middle Eastern societies?  Will I be persecuted because the Barbary Coast enslavement that was perpetrated for roughly 300 years doesn’t fit the narrative of racism as a white American institution?  Will I be booted from Starbucks?  Vilified?

For Telling The Truth.

 

Athletes Who Are Heroes – don’t take a knee, they take action

Is there really racial discrimination or is it manufactured by the media?

Black athletes continue to take a knee and raise a fist of anger at the American National Anthem. The NFL commissioner said, “I truly respect our players wanting to speak out and change our community.”

But what have they changed? How have they bettered the community? Have they instilled a nationalist unity? Have they created solutions? Do they share their money with the ‘unequal’? Do they actively participate in the community? No, they simply draw attention to themselves and create an explosively negative atmosphere.

But not all players are equal…

Larry Fitzgerald puts his money and his time where his soft spoken mouth is by actually establishing camps through his First Down Fund. In addition he established the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund in honor of his mother who died from complications of breast cancer. He has taken mission trips to Africa, India, Thailand and the Philippines to support economic development. He has gone on USO trips to raise money for wounded veterans. HE IS A HERO.

There is Albert Pujols who established a foundation to help families and children with Down Syndrome. There is Warrick Dunn who has donated millions to single parent families who can’t afford the downpayment for a home. Dikembe Mutombu who has donated over $15 million to build a hospital in his native Dominican Republic. Roberto Clemente who worked tirelessly to give money and food to the needy in Puerto Rico. THEY ARE HEROES.  And there are many more like them!

They did not take a knee at the National Anthem. They DID something pro-active.

Heroes are an important component of society, but we have lost sight of the definition. Today we give hero status to greedy, arrogant athletes who think that disrespect is ‘doing something’.   Or Black Lives Matter who claim on their website to be looking for non-violent means of protest while leaving a trail of dust, violence, fires, looting and assaults behind them. They collaborate with gangs – as in the Atlanta protests, and they have accomplished exactly nothing positive, instead instigating racial divide, loss of businesses, property damage and riots. How are they ‘heroes’?

Taking a knee represents a protest to social injustice. And while many vocal supporters say that we need to fix the problem instead of taking offense to the knee, they have an interesting perspective – ‘you fix the problem’ – while I and they disrespect our country. In some instances it has gone so far as to demand that all whites own their responsibility for slavery in the 1800’s and ante up.

So what do they actually want? Significant social change. What does that look like?

The major demand is to stop violence and racism. And while there are instances of police going rogue, they would seem to have no color associated with their rogueness. Most often it is rooted in fear, fear for their own life. And the only way to diminish that fear would be to clean up neighborhoods and target the cause – street gangs. How do you target street gangs? You meet youth at their prime – between the ages of 5 and 16. You provide alternatives, you educate and train and teach and train some more. You give single parent mother’s a chance.

But instead of training the youth, the root cause, Black Lives Matter, the kneeling athletes target the police. If you can’t recognize the root cause of the problem, then you are only solving the side effects and ultimately nothing will change. You can train the police all you want about being more sensitive, but as gangs continue to grow, mutate and multiply, all the police training will fly! There are now an estimated 1,150,000 gang members. The largest two are African-American; the Crips and the Bloods.

Systematically, these gangs unite to ‘take out cops’. In a recent protest in Atlanta, the Crips and Bloods and BLM all united to chant death to cops.

I’d say it was a fair assessment that such protests would NOT instill anti-racist beliefs and a more sensitive feeling toward targets and profiles. Gang shootings in Chicago this year have topped out over 3000 with 500 dead. Baltimore had its bloodiest year ever in 2015 with 344 murders.

Who is protesting these statistics?

No one because these statistics do not promote the agenda of racism or social injustice, they represent the cause and the cause is apparently unimportant…

Because the ‘cause’ isn’t the police, it isn’t racism, it isn’t even social injustice. The cause is the 65-75% of black fathers who abandon their sons and daughters, their wives and their responsibilities, leaving an ever widening gap of social inequality.

Kaepernick? He can’t relate at all. He was swept up into loving arms by a two parent household. He was given a privileged lifestyle and now earns millions of dollars. He has no social injustice. He has no value system. And those that follow should take a hard look at the REAL HEROES that represent the athletes actually doing something that has value, integrity, honor and unity.

Beyonce -Super Bowl’s Malcolm X

Imagine if the Super Bowl half time performance was a bunch of white people dressed up like the KKK advocating the annihilation of the black race?  Imagine the Outrage!  The Fallout!  The protests and riots that would ensue!

The tribute to Malcolm X by Beyonce is really no different given his absolute hatred of white people and his ideology that all white people must die. When the pendulum swings to such absurd maxims, the attitude is really not much different than ISIS. Ethnic cleansing – only the ethnicity is a race and the race is anyone with beige skin.

We accept this?

It is racist, it is inciting hate, it is inciting prejudice and terrorism, so why isn’t it prosecuted? Shouldn’t Beyonce have been arrested for her performance?

“In law, hate speech is any speech, gesture or conduct, writing, or display which is forbidden because it may incite violence or prejudicial action against or by a protected individual or group, or because it disparages or intimidates a protected individual or group.”

The lyrics were so provocative that they included a ‘warning’ for indecency… This is a prime time viewing period in which children of all ages will be in attendance. So why do the NFL organizers allows such drivel? Do they really think Beyonce’s racist rant will create a greater audience? Because personally, I knew of households who vowed to turn off their television during halftime just to protect their children from her extremist, hate speech.

By law, she should have been arrested. But the absolute hypocrisy is only heightened by the fact that she needed armed security guards, aka police, to escort her to the stage to rant about her hate for police, authority and everyone that isn’t black – as in Malcolm X. In true Hitler fashion, she advocates for black supremacy, death and anarchy. That is racist – and it is against the law.

Exactly who orchestrates these ‘family friendly shows’ that require warnings? Jordan Levin, CEO of Generate Content, LLC and President of Defy Media, LLC, is also the content organizer for the NFL since 2015 and was responsible for the half time debacle.   But that doesn’t explain the gross acceptance and media accolade of Beyonce’s hatred.

While there are more white people killed by police very year, the statistics are not equal. Given the disparity in percentages, blacks are more likely to be killed… yes, but they are also more likely to be the killer, the aggressor or perpetrator of violent crimes – disproportionately. Taking out the equation of drug arrests and focusing on violent crimes, blacks account for over 80%.  Despite that ‘profile’, the media is censored from releasing race data any longer because it is considered ‘racist’. If the victim is black, then it is not racist and the media is afrenzy with tributes to the black victim at the hands of a white perpetrator.

Why is the media so anti-white racist?

For one thing, it is a fashion statement – it is the generator of chaos – and it is based in a core of division and conquer. But Beyonce brings a fresh new hatred of white people to fresh new heights. Given she has an ethnic makeup that includes, white, Cherokee Indian, Creole, and French, it is odd that she would harness such a powerful animosity toward her own. She dies her hair white blond… but abhors whites who might sport an afro, citing that afros’ belong to blacks. But then Obama is half white and hates whites as well – and that’s not racist.  A double standard or simple hypocrisy?

She seems to hate with such aggressive venom and then decries foul when she feels blacks are the victim of hate. The immature hypocrisy she exudes is so flamboyantly childish it would be ridiculous if she were not given such notoriety as a half time event at the Super Bowl. While claiming to be Christian, I find it odd given Christianity does not embrace such racial hatred and even her devout friend Obama decries tolerance and embrace. It would appear she is one confused little girl whose education, or lack thereof, was refocused on narcissistic pursuits including the National Church of Bey, an organized church that ‘worships Beyonce’ and is a registered nonprofit entity… UGH!

We are afraid to say what is Truth in an effort at being ‘politically correct’, and not wanting to offend, and that attitude has gone to such extremes that it needs a major over-hawl of core ethics. Remember Gloria Steinem?  The woman is still outlandish in her commentary.  While the concept of equality is certainly important, taking the pendulum to the far extreme only serves to create a ‘new inequality’, and division through chaos.  No different. When an attitude is no longer about balance but encroaches on Fascism, it no longer deserves protection.

NFL shame on you for caving – I think she should have been arrested for racism and inciteful hate speech.

Mizzou Misery – A Tall Tale of Bullying Proportions

Is Missouri University racist? The media claim that their diversity of Black students is far below standards at 7%. Really? Let’s take a look.

Stanford is 3.7%, Harvard is 7%, Princeton claims 8.7%, Georgia Tech – 7%, Columbia University 5.5%, Duke University 10.9%, Texas A&M 2.8%, Loyola 3.8%, University of Denver 2.9%, University of Virginia 6.5%…

According to the Department of Education, about 39% of blacks enter college. Given the black population in the US represents about 12.3% of the total population, that would indicate that 4.8% of college enrollment would defer to the black population. Which means that many of these universities are over the quota, including Missouri.

So what is really going on?

Bullying. 18.5% of college students report being bullied, 22% report cyber bullying. Traditionally, college faculty are told to NOT interfere in bullying, as it is considered a right of passage and teaches a student how to deal with real world social adversity. According to the US Department of Education, given that both the victim and the perpetrator in bullying at the college level are adults, no crime is committed unless it involves a sexual nature. In a study done by Lynne McDougal on college bullying, she found that: “A majority of the bullying is reported as occurring in the same corridor or department, thus suggesting that students within the same groups, divisions or under the same faculty are responsible for the bullying of their peers.” This would indicate that a specific professor could be held accountable for allowing the purveyance to continue.

In the case of Mizzou, the claims were of a racial slur, a feces swastika, and the President allegedly bumping a protestor with his car after the group circled his vehicle and would not let him pass, and he failed to apologize.  The feces swastika can not be proven.  The bumping was alleged.  So we left with ‘a racial slur’ event.  As a result, two very prominent representatives of the university were forcibly resigned.  So who is the REAL BULLY?  And the hunger strike?  C’mon people, is that what an employee would do upon not receiving a raise from his boss? As in I’m going to go on a hunger strike until I get what I demand no matter who it costs and what it costs…  Where is the reality?

While bullying in the US is a very serious problem, it is not by any means simply ‘racial’. It crosses all lines; gender, sexuality, religious affiliation, race, ethnicity, gpa, appearance, hazing, nerd quotient, accent, height, weight, you name it and someone will find a reason.  I’ve been bullied, my kids were bullied, it is the nature of an ugly side to society.

What happened at Mizzou was not racial – this was bullying. Period.

According to Brian Van Brunt, President of the National Behavior Intervention Team Association, this is widespread and growing. Firing a school president and chancellor will NOT make any dent in the issue. The issue is in the fact that other students allow bullying, are privy to the bully, and do nothing. According to Van Brunt, bystander intervention is the best way to fight the problem. Where were all these protestors and faculty members when the bullying was going on at Mizzou? What prevention did they employ? What remediation did they attempt to implement? Were school counsellors involved? Were the bully’s ever identified?

Is it the job of a university president to intervene in bullying at colleges? Is it President Obama’s responsibility if a child is bullied on a public playground?  Is the governor of your state responsible for the crimes committed in the state?  Imagine the chaos that would ensue?  We’d have no governors, no presidents, no CEO’s, no senators…at all.

According to Van Brunt, after bystanders, ie, students, the second leader to take effective action is a school counsellor through the ladder to the Director of Counselling and Dean of Students, when and if it is necessary. Third would be faculty intervention.

According to Federal laws, there are specific applications of law that address harassment and bullying defining it as being “severe, pervasive or persistent”, and “creating a hostile environment that is sufficiently serious so that it interferes or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from activities, services or opportunities at school”.   Was that the case at Mizzou?  No.  However, it became the case at Mizzou when the student and faculty body made life miserable for the President and Chancellor.

A university operates under the guidance of a very specific hierarchy, beginning with the Board. The Board determines what the President may and may not do. This President was specifically hired in 2012 to cut costs, that was his focus. The Board also includes a student advocate whose responsibility it is to communicate to the Board grievances and issues within the student body. In fact, Missouri University does have a grievance policy that addresses discrimination and harassment issues, including who to report to and a time limit for the agency to respond.

But, according to various media outlets, procedure was not followed. In fact, Facebook was the form of grievance employed.  The students and faculty at Mizzou are now faced without a leader, without a Chancellor or President.  They have been taught that this is the way to get your way.  They have been taught that bullying works.  Whoa be to the future of ethics.

The lesson learned? The Mule and The Well: Face our problems and respond to them positively so that the outcome reflects what you would have others do to you. When we demand punishment of those that are truly our protectors, we risk becoming the future victim of our own hostility.

Obama’s Alliance Foundation – A Blunder of Racism

A new, old organization is being tauted by Obama and his contingent of keepers; Bloomberg and Soros. It’s called the new and improved My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. Because the old one didn’t take. Backed by $80 million – to start – it can’t lose… or can it?

What happened to the Foundation he started in 2014?

Obama is focused on the; ‘tragic history in the US which makes it tougher for some to succeed…” History? I am a woman. We were property in history. White men were persecuted in the UK for their faith and banished. White men were ostracized for their debt and imprisoned, only to be shipped to Australia. History? I’m sorry, but history is over. The reason certain minorities succeed and other’s fail has been proven over and over again – family.

His new and improved foundation uses the acronym – MBK. But when I looked it up, MBK already exists and has since 1999. It too is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). It’s logo and site are copyrighted. It’s purpose is to help minorities who have health issues they need to overcome. Initially, HIV was the focus.

There would appear to be a copyright infringement here…

Obama’s site was uploaded in 2015. It’s aim focus’s exclusively on men and boys – no women allowed club. It is exclusive to boys of color, so whites are specifically excluded. I went through the website and still could not find exactly what they do. They have ‘documents’ posted online that encourage businesses to hire ‘men of color’. And they ask for donations. I just don’t see what they do with the money except maybe write more PR documents.

I have a background in business and generally when one launches a new business there is a past, a track record, and a business plan of ‘action’. But this Alliance has none of this – no history, no proven track record, and no plan of action. They just want – money because the $80 million has vanished?

Playing with the statistics: In 2013, about 40 percent of whites between the ages of 25 and 29 had a bachelor’s degree or more, compared to about 20 percent of blacks, 15 percent of Hispanics and 58 percent of Asians, according to data from the Current Population Survey. Blacks make up 12% of the US population. Given these stats, 20% of the 12% should be represented in businesses – 2.4%.

So let’s take a look at the NFL: Of the 175 cornerbacks in the league, 170 are black. At running back, 107 of the 120 players are African-American. White players account for 27.7 percent of the NFL rosters.

In the NBA, 35.7% of all professional employees are people of color. But wait – only 12% of the US population is black, therefore whites are unjustly discriminated against in this venue. And 47% of head coaches are people of color. In the category of players, the discrimination gets even greater – 76% of all NBA players are African-American.

Does this mean we must require the NBA and NFL to alter their drafts so as to be less discriminatory?

No. Forcing coaches to hire more whites from a pool of applicants knowing that it could cost them the championship, is absurd. Forcing businesses to hire blacks from a pool of applicants when the qualifications are non-existent, is absurd. Every time we make ‘race’ the problem, we are creating the problem. It is not about race, it is about poverty and education. It is about family and values.

You can’t lift people out of poverty without education. You can’t lift people out of anger and crime when the value system of the family does not exist.

Statistics also don’t measure a person’s heart. For example, my ex-husband’s sister was a verifiable brainiac. She got a very prestigious degree from Stanford. She ‘chose’ to use that degree to teach high school. Income, for her, was not a measure of success. For her, teaching was the success.

Look no further for an example of minority success than to Asians in the US. They have a divorce rate of about 8-10% compared to African-Americans who have a significantly higher divorce rate as well as a significantly higher rate of children born out of wedlock. (And before you go there – no, the solution is not more condoms.) Asians have a lower unemployment rate – even compared to whites. They have the highest rate of income and education of any racial group in the US. Their value structure is about family, provision, and education. It works.

The solution is education. Education in school, but also education about values, morality, marriage, parenting and ethics. It is not about forcing businesses to hire a person based on race. It is about bringing everyone to the line of ability.

So what is the focus of this new and improved Foundation? Division. Race. Gender. Hardly a promotion of anything of value.