To Pimp a Populace…

How many of you are familiar with the expression, “money is the root of all evil”? Many of you might also recall Wu-Tang Clan’s biggest hit, “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)”. But, how many of us really understand the depth of these messages?

We know that corporations make a profit off of everything; from the courts, to prison, to labor, to the natural resources, to the very things that are essential for our survival (food, clothing, and shelter). We are also aware of the fact that police officers and government officials are acquitted of damn near every crime they commit (if they ever even see a courtroom), but then will go and do things like try a 12 year old child as an adult for murder. They will turn on their own for “whistleblowing”, or, as I like to call it, doing the right thing. One need not look any further than the likes of Christopher Dorner, Bradley Manning, or Edward Snowden for proof of that. Contrast this with the types of acts that have been committed by people who were “just following orders”, “following protocol”, or “trying to do their jobs.” Objectively speaking, were they really justified in their actions?

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This calls to mind the adage, “it’s business, never personal.” Think about how twisted this is. Do you know why this ideology is adopted by so many? I firmly believe it is because it seeks to justify committing an act that we know goes against our better judgment, morals, and/or principles; as if committing it in the name of “good business” somehow absolves us of any wrongdoing. Some examples of this could be drone strikes, bombings, foreign occupation, funding religious extremist groups in war-torn regions of the world, putting harmful chemicals in the food and liquids we consume, various forms of animal abuse, stop-and-frisk policies, etc. These are the same people who purposely kill each and every one of us slowly every day using various methods of population control — all for the sake of a dollar. They don’t care what they sell us or how it affects us. The lives of all living things are expendable to them, and even to many of us. But, “it’s business, never personal”, right?

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I’ve realized there’s no room for morality if you want to make it in this system. The messed up thing is we have to adopt the mentality of the same people who oppress us to get ahead in this rat race, at least under the current power structure we do. This world does not operate based on a system of morals and ethics, it’s all business. This is why there’s hardly any sense of compassion or morality in this world anymore because we’re programmed to mind our own “business”. All day long we hear stories about the horrors that take place in the world and the majority of us are either indifferent or numb to them. We don’t ask any questions, we don’t demand any answers — it just is what it is and life goes on.

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On the other hand, there is always a handful of us who are outraged at certain injustices, usually those that are most publicized by the media. But in a lot of cases we don’t have the level of understanding it takes to know that this whole system is designed to be that way. Why else would it seem like every situation has had the same or similar outcomes? Like we have been watching a re-run of the same episode for multiple generations? We don’t see how these corporations have made every aspect of our lives a form of business. For example, how many of you believe the recent legalization of gay marriage was just another testament to how much this wonderful country has progressed, another shining moment in U.S. history that boasts of the freedom and equality us lucky Americans have? I’m inclined to disagree. I believe the primary goal with that was to open up a new market that allows wedding venues, divorce lawyers, therapists, the diamond industry, etc. to make a whole lot more money. The court of law is another example; they don’t care about your struggles, your background, your life story, or none of that. They stick to their script of laws, statutes, codes, etc. They are a business, too. The judges can’t allow any sense of compassion, empathy or moral understanding to affect their rulings. So, why are we so surprised at the amount of immorality and lack of justice in this world? It’s all a business, and we’re all expendable. We are pawns on a chessboard, for real. It is time for us, the People, to stand in solidarity with one another and reclaim our power. No amount of material wealth is worth the value of our morals and principles, much less our lives; no man-made laws can ever override the natural laws, and liberty is not a granted privilege!!!

Peace and Love to the 99%.

[Op-Ed] Charlie Rangel: EPIC FAIL

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If anyone is clueless as to how politic works, you are getting an education via the fiasco out in Chicago. So why would it surprise anyone that this greasy politician better known as Mr. Rangel has engaged in dirty politics from day one. The sorry thing is that his cronies will bend over backwards to protect him and his skeletons from spilling into public view. 

via NY Times

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is heading into the new Congress without the quick resolution she dearly hoped for on Representative Charles Rangel’s mushrooming and deeply embarrassing ethics problems.

The normally mute and far-too-passive House ethics committee has done the right thing in announcing that it is broadening its inquiry to look into the recent report that Mr. Rangel — chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee — helped preserve a lucrative off-shore tax loophole for an oil drilling executive.

While Mr. Rangel and the executive deny any link, the businessman conveniently pledged $1 million for a planned Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at the City College of New York. (Now that’s what we call service from the public.) Continue reading

4000 Dead Soldiers: A Mosaic Tribute

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After seeing this I was compelled to post for all you guys to see. This is one of the most creative pieces of art about this hideous war that has left too many dead on both sides. This mosaic art depicts the faces of Mccain and George Bush who sent these young men and women to war and still have time to laugh as more bodies pile up.

Kudos and props to the artist and hopefully these a-holes will be convicted of war crimes in the next administration. And of course bring Our Troops Home!!
Click here to see very large image

Africa calls Bush “President King”

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In one of our most shocking blog post’s yet, our naive brothers and sisters in Africa have totally flipped their headress and annointed George Bush a  “President King” to rule forever . Though our brothers and sisters are all smiles in these staged photo ops, this is truly a sad story. I believe this shows the disconnect between American blacks and the homeland.

Do they not know about the rampant corruption and murderous regime of George Bush and his family?

I would like any of the people who read this blog to please chime in with some answers cause I am totally lost. As my partner P Moor would note, How ironic is it  that this is all happening during Black History Month?

                                           For more of this abomination [read here]

Will Bush Pardon These Guys?? His Cronies Got Rapsheets…

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The George Bush Administration has probably been the most corrupt government organization since-shall we say the Clinton Administration? Remember Harlemite Bill Clinton before he left office, pardoned his boys who were caught doing a bunch of illegal stuff. This article details all of the Kings Men who have been convicted or accussed of serious wrong doing!  Click here to see for yourself…

Much props to Suzie Q

Update: Impeach that snake Cheney!!!