I usually only watch the national news at the gym. There, it’s muted and requires reading closed-captioning.
Nowadays, I only want news in the background of my day and life. It should only be on while I’m busy doing something else.
I gain nothing from sitting around watching the news, or reading a paper anymore. It’s been thus ever since 2007.
It was then that the entire media began deifying a man they were determined to make the so-called first Black President.
Once that was accomplished, they could proceed to either make him a messiah or antichrist, depending on their Political Church affiliation.
But there were tabloid and gossipy rumors that persist to this day…or as some people would call today, “fake news”.
Depending on who you ask, Barack Hussein Obama is a Kenyan-born Muslim who attended Columbia University as a foreign exchange student.
Not only that, he’s either a closeted homosexual or former male hustler who married a woman that was once a man.
And yet, despite this onslaught of fake news, Obama won the Democratic candidacy… and became President.
In 2012, he became the first candidate since Dwight David Eisenhower to win over half the popular vote in two Presidential elections.
To be certain, an adoring media and White guilt played a big role in the Obama wins. But fake news clearly did not.
Obama defeated three candidates who voters were lukewarm about at best, ran energetic, compelling campaigns against them, and won.
That’s how it’s happened in virtually every election since 1964. And yes, that’s what happened in 2016.
Incidentally, the most recent election stands out primarily because the top two candidates both had tons of true baggage on display.
Next time, I’ll get into the one group of people who did more damage to Hillary Rhodam Clinton’s campaign than even her Republican rival.
Of course, these people would never admit to spreading “fake news”… or anything else they’re responsible for.
Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think the current paranoia in America began in 2008. At the very least, it started with the volatile 2000 Presidential Election. The last two elections, in comparison, are obviously smaller in impact than the aforementioned events. In fact, it’s safe to say that all the prior dramas left the door wide open for the current sh*t. And the origins of our current plight in America are varied but always… interesting. The main goal of these conspiracy theories is to point blame for all of mankind’s ills at some supernaturally powerful secret society. The last two U.S. Presidents are certainly lightning rods for conspiracy theories. But nowadays, anything unfavorable to somebody could be considered the work of some shadowy empire.
George Walker Bush is only the third President ever elected without the popular vote following the 2000 Presidential Election. Following the 9/11 attacks, the Bush Administration declared a long “War on Terror/Islam”. Based on sketchy information that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, Bush also declared war on Iraq. The wars abroad and the housing market collapse in the U.S. left his Presidency and America a wreck. And with the public’s anger came the conspiracy theories. The “Truthers” claim 9/11 was not the work of Muslim jihadists, but of the Bush Administration to gain respectability and blame Muslims for the attacks. But Bush’s Presidential successor got it even worse.
After an incredible keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, Illinois Senator Barack Hussein Obama all but vanished. His 2007 announcement of Presidential candidacy went unnoticed until he upset former First Lady and New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 Iowa Caucus. “Birthers”, egged on by Hilary, claimed that Obama was born in Kenya, thus ineligible for Presidential candidacy. Obama actually presented a birth certificate that stated he was born in Hawaii to a Black Kenyan immigrant and a Kansas White woman several times, but that didn’t stop the Birthers (or the media using the slave owners’ “one-drop rule” to deem Obama the “first Black President”). Despite, or maybe even because of, the controversy, Obama was elected President in 2008.
Conspiracy theories have now taken over politics, whether people admit it or not. When an election doesn’t go as planned, the defeated voters claim there was voter fraud, which they never do when their people win. Or they’ll blame villainous billionaires like the Koch Brothers or George Soros for funding the winner’s campaign, which, again, they never do when their people win. Look at what happened when we wound up with a Democratic President and a Republican Congress, BOTH publicly elected. This had to be the work of the International Bankers. Never mind that almost ALL Presidents have had opposing Congresses.
But this is not exclusive to politics. I recall when iconic singer Whitney Houston died. Not even a week later, there were videos of Dave Chapelle and Brandy, in some sort of way, alluding to Whitney being an Illuminati sacrifice ordered by her longtime mentor, mega-producer Clive Davis. Whitney simply overdosing and dying after years of drug use would be too… rational. Let’s get closer to home. The conspiracy theories start out early. You know, “the teacher doesn’t like me.” That graduates to “I’m sorry you misunderstood me”, “I couldn’t help myself”, and “he can’t hold his liquor.” Then you get “a legacy of slavery”, “the Prison Industrial Complex”, and “blaming the victim”.
So what’s the point of all this conspiracy business? Simply put, they shift blame anywhere but upon ourselves… where it most often truly belongs. It’s easier to blame the current political state in America on some “powers that be” than the self-absorbed voters that elected these people, or the lazy whiners that never voted at all. It’s easy to tell where unpopular politicians got their dubious manner. They got it from their voters. After all, America has a REPRESENTATIVE government.
It’s easier to cope with some secret society controlling people rather than accepting that other people don’t share your opinions. It’s nobler to be a sacrificial lamb than admit somebody selfishly did themselves in. And it’s always easier to act as if it’s society that made you like you are, when the overwhelming majority are nothing like you… even if they do make excuses for you.
When things don’t go as we like, or we just don’t like facing something we’ve done, conspiracies are often comforting, if not entertaining. The thing is, whatever we use them to avoid will inevitably be waiting on us, nonetheless. Contrary to conspirator doctrine, yes, most circumstances in life ARE controllable, and only losers would really say otherwise. For those situations that aren’t, well, there are ways of dealing with them that don’t require some mysterious underground explanation. Now, if you’ll excuse me, Tupac and I have a Bilderberg meeting to attend. (H/T Dave Higgins) Thank you for reading.
It was Mother’s Day, 2001. I was working for Eckard (now Rite-Aid) Drug Stores on their regional remodeling team. We had been in Dallas for about a month at that point. I had been out all Saturday night, but a coworker decided she just had to go to church. Joanie Allen-Brooks, a retired Air Force SSGT had nobody to go to church with her. It was Mother’s Day, and she was a mother, so I decided to play “son” and go. She chose the Potter’s House as the place of worship. We had to get there an hour early just to get parking on a regular Sunday. Since it was Mother’s Day, it meant getting there two hours early.
Midway through the service, after a quiet period and offering (you ever notice how most megachurches always take up the offering before the sermon? Just saying…), the band broke out in the mandatory praise break. This is when the band just breaks out with a roaring tune, and all the Holy Ghost commotion starts. Joanie and some girl got the doing their thing in the aisle and tried to get me out there. Then this blonde guy came flying down the aisle, and joined in on the action. Twenty minutes later, the music stopped. Then came Bishop T.D. Jakes himself.
I can’t remember what he said verbatim, but I do know it was about the labor pains we all go through to produce something beautiful. With his forceful command to “PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!” the buck dancing and tongue talking cranked up again. Then, Jakes wrapped it up with a benediction, and it was soon all over. We went back to the parking lot, looked for the car for 30 minutes, finally found it, and left.
Ivy League people often frown on holy hootenannies like Jakes, Jimmy Swaggart and Peter Popoff, and view those who engage in such theatrics as trashy and ignorant. Yet they themselves have been emoting all over the place in honor of their new god as well. And to them, it’s the only game in town.
The worship of President Obama is a religious movement second only to the work of Dr. Billy Graham. “Obamaism” has White folks going to “CHUCH!”, showing up two hours early just to see him, throwing money at his feet, buck dancing, and, ironically, has Ivy Leaguers talking in tongues.
Oh, yes, friends. Obamaism allows people to say incoherent things, and blast those who call it nonsense. It’s not quoting some Mid-East mantra or that… whatever it is that’s spoken in Pentecostal churches. It’s usually in English or Spanish. The words are familiar, everyday words, yet they’re often combined with others into phrases that the speaker will insist are only clear to the “enlightened”/agreeing hearer, much like Hebrew prayers or Latin in a cathedral.
Take the term “Marriage Equality“. This denotes that lesbian and gay male couples should have the same “rights”, i.e. tax breaks and legal recognition, of heterosexual couples. That in and of itself seems pretty innocuous. However, even with all the “rights” in the world, all marriages aren’t equal. Any one of former House Speaker Newton Leroy Gingrich’s three marriages is NOT equal to Dr. Billy and Ruth Graham’s single, 64-year marriage that only ended with Ruth’s passing in 2007. In legal terms, sure. But if all it takes is a nationally recognized wedding certificate to put a couple on par with Newt or the Grahams, that’s uplifting the former, and diminishing the latter. And “right to marry” doesn’t count either, because anybody has the “right” to the government goodies when they marry the opposite gender. But hey, it only has to sound good…
Then there’s “Right to Choose“, or “Pro-Choice“. This describes women’s desire to have access to birth control and abortions. Women, like most sentient beings, have the right to choose pretty much everything, from clothes to where they live. They can even choose to have sex, which increases the chance of getting pregnant. Women have the right to terminate a pregnancy if they choose or prevent one via contraception. Somehow, this translates into complete strangers paying for her safeguards from pregnancy while she’s having sex. If I walked up to you on the street one day and asked you to buy me a box of condoms, would you do it? On top of that, gay guys actually scream loudest for this “right” for women… then demand permission to adopt a child.
“Immigration Reform” basically defines the process of lowering (or raising, depending on who you ask) the requirements for U.S. citizenship for those that are here both legally and illegally. To the race hustlers and President Obama, this somehow translates to not only open borders, but free education and employment affirmative action to the children of illegals. That’s what they basically got in July, with one million illegals getting work visas, and twenty-three million legal citizens still out of work. It was great for the Obamaites, who often pay illegals under the table. It was hurtful to those unskilled or newly adult workers, who were knocked out of the job market.
Obamaites can turn on MSNBC get their praise on. They can go on pretty much any website, make proselytes, and scourge infidels. Go downtown, and you’re bound to see someone with an Obama vestry on. (You’ll see the occasional PaulBot or Romneyizer, but they’ll come and go with little fanfare.) But be it 2013 or 2017, Barack Hussein Obama will give that final benediction. The Long-Legged Mack Daddy will walk that aisle, as Ric Flair says, for the last time as the 44th President of the United States of America. The Obamaites will have to find ways to spend their days. It won’t be easy. When the cost of ObamaCare comes due, tax hikes hit the “middle-class” starting in 2013, and foreigners get a job sooner than a person born here can, all the various groups the Democratic Party will turn on each other.
For the last four or five years, the United States have had a very unstable economy. It’s partly the culmination of a century of government expansion that’s treated the United States Constitution as a malleable “living document”. Countless laws and legislation have expanded governmental scope… and costs. All these activities, however, are only a symptom of the problem. The problem lies in the one place no American wants to admit. That fact keeps them dependent on politicians who will shield them from the truth. You see, the problem is NOT ultimately in Washington, D.C. The problem lies in those who send people to Washington to enact policies. And who does that?
The American voters.
Elected officials represent the will of the voting public. But people love to bitch when the negative consequences to their will surfaces. They want a “safety net” to catch them when they fall. And so long as they can quote Jesus from Matthew 7:1 (Judge not, lest ye be judged) when their lusts come back to haunt them, or quote rapper Silkk the Shocka’s 1999 hit, “It Ain’t My Fault”, it’ll all work itself out. Only when somebody is out to pull some slick sh*t would the words of Jesus and a No Limit Soldier be used interchangeably.
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2008, Americans elected Barack Hussein Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. The hope for many was that maybe, just maybe, the Black community would reignite the upward mobility that it saw under Bill Clinton, the original “first Black President”. They’d finally stop screaming “RACISM!”, and the self-destruction would at least subside a little. Four years later, Black unemployment is 14.3%, twice the national average. And a soldier in Afghanistan is safer than a young Black male in inner cities like Chicago’s South Side. But over and over again, it’s cried out: “We shouldn’t judge the less fortunate. You know how we do. We gotta keep it real.”
The Hindus and Asians that sell Black folks Newports and lottery tickets always start out “less fortunate”, but when’s the last time you heard of Hindu gang banging? Do you see any Asian “baby’s mammas”. They usually get into college through their parents or grades, not affirmative action. Black people are holding “hoodie marches” for a Black teen killed by a “White Hispanic”, yet are quick to justify Blacks shooting each other. (BTW, do you know anybody anywhere who used “White Hispanic” prior to 2012?) The election of the biracial Barrack Hussein Obama, who was raised as far away from the “Black experience” as one can get, is the most damning indictment on the whole “Afrocentric” mentality.
If you get through one comment thread on an LGBT website without the mention of the religious right or Republicans, you’ve hit paydirt. Yet many gay people see through the facade, and know where the bulk of fault lies.When it comes to light, here we go: “We’re born this way.” “There’s more AIDS cases in Africa than in America.”
Behavior (the content of one’s character, as Dr. King would say) is actually the best way to judge people. Liberal males often laugh behind the activists’ back after his emotional Harvey Milk speech. They know that there’s a high percentage of “hate crimes” that are faked, or instigated by the “victim’s” harassment. Most legislators who pass favorable LGBTetc. laws pull their children out of the public schools, away from the PC nonsense championed by the sick Dan Savages of the world. And what could the impoverished Africans and the preppy White boy on Grindr have in common? Indiscriminate sexual behavior. A while back, I knew of a guy who was spreading HIV and not disclosing his status, which is actually a punishable crime. I actually got cussed out for saying something to him. Nonjudgmental-ism and ZERO accountability in the LGBTetc. community can, does, and will continue to kill.
Congressman Barney Frank suggested that banks lower their credit standards for home buyers to prevent “redlining”, the real estate practice of over pricing a house to prevent unwanted buyers (i.e. minorities) from residing in certain neighborhoods. Those same people who bought the houses in the 90’s were losing them barely a decade later. In 2008, just months before leaving the White House, President George W. Bush pushed to save the banks that made the bad housing deals from financial ruin. When Obama took over the reins, he gave people just what they wanted: nonjudgmental buck-passing. “You had the right to enjoy your home. These banks had no right to put you in this mess. We’ll get you out of this.”
If we’re being brutally honest here, many of these buyers simply were not in a position to buy houses. The issue was usually their credit history, not racism. Bankers had to do some crazy number-crunching to qualify these high-risk people for a big loan. When you buy a house outside your means just to keep up with the Jonses, only to find out the Jonses are broke, too, sh*t happens. And for people to expect the President of the United States to protect them from their own ignorant, selfish decisions (and for him to actually DO IT) is outrageous. Yet it happens all the time.
Black leaders like Maxine Waters live it up while her constituents gun each other down. The gay rights movement is actually founded on the greatest self-inflicted plague of the last 70 years, and yet activists will let their people get literally d*cked to death. And people living far beyond their means have now had their chickens come home to roost. Yet those who have used government to come in and fix up their personal f*ck ups have brought EVERYBODY down with them. So the issue in this campaign is not actually Barack Obama or Willard Romney. They can only do what he’s allowed to do. “Judge not” and tell people “it ain’t their fault”, then leave innocents to suffer for things they never did.