Sunday, May 13, 2012

United States Presidential Inauguration Day January 20 2013: How you like me now!

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That's right, let me get this hater dust off my shoulders before I tell y'all about the new sheriff in town. Listen, some of you folks  --  you know the ones I am talking about  --  some of you who said I wasn't black enough.  You know  --  you know the ones I'm talking about  --   some of them who are quick to say they have your back through thick or thin, but when the going gets tough, they flip, they flop  --  they flip the script  --  they run like a turkey through the corn,  that's who I am talking to today.

I still love you because I understand. I understand there is no way of getting beyond one’s own impressions to arrive at some larger, objective truth.  I understand love don't love nobody and there are no ground rules to love, only the infinite variety of subjective experiences. “Beauty is no quality in things themselves,” the eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher David Hume wrote. “It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”

So I am here today, on my inauguration day,  Sunday, January 2013, standing in front of the world with love, compassion and understanding in my heart.  I could start by saying I told you so, or, how do you like me now  --   but that wouldn't be right  --  would it?  Huh  --  that wouldn't be right to pull down my pants and show you my black ass, would it?  I know...   I know...  some of y'all would love that move.  That would be right in your groove zone  --  wouldn't it? . That would be your consolation prize. You could, then, lift your second place trophy high in the air and proclaim, "See, I told yawl. He ain't nothing but an educated N***a  who's gonna make us look bad". Yeah, imagine that  --   foolish words from foolish folks.

See, I understand how the mind works.  Forget about it we all have opinions and ideas that we live by, and in most cases, even if those opinions are dead wrong - or we cannot support them with any concrete evidence -  it's safe to say we will protect those concepts/ideas/opinions with all our heart and soul. It's just an innate human condition to desire the feeling  of "right". Consequently, it's my belief that anything that runs contrary to that feeling, is not welcomed. So I can't blame the brainwashed because I know some habits, regardless of how they were acquired,  are hard to kick.

You know, I know if a man controls your mind, he controls you. So even though my skin is black, I know it's hard for some of you guys to leave the bamboozle stick. But didn't you guys know? You had to know I was born and raised in the Brier patch?  Let me put it like this. Let's talk brother to brother  --  man to man  --  one brother from the same mother  --  style.  As the public discourse surrounding the killing of our innocent youth has revealed, many Americans still have a facile, flat, and thin understanding of how racism is more than mean words and deeds. It is complex, structural, and operative in many, if not most, areas of American life and culture.

That's right, racism is a mean thang. Unfortunately, it's scars run so deep that some people who look just like me, just can't stand the pain. They would rather stand on the fence with their fingers crossed behind their back, then to walk side by side with me.  But check game  --   as my family in Chicago would say -- WHAT ABOUT A TIME CALLED NOW?! I've been given four more years. Watch me work. That's right  --  as James Brown said, "I'm black and I'm proud"  --  I'm about to do my thang. Stay tuned.  

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mr. President Obama: Call Those Things That Are Not -- As If They Already Are. 4 MORE YEARS!

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I wrote a song, wanna hear it?  Well... I didn't really write a song - today. However, thinking ahead --  looking upon the horizon  --  it's soon to be party time for some and crying time for others. That's right, although I would not classify myself  a soothsayer, or an interlocutor nor a pontificating intellectual, I however believe in the phrase "Call those things that are not, as if the already are".  Listen, I know in my heart that Mr. Barack Obama is arguably the most sincere, honest and wise PONTUS to ever hold that office.  So, if I could sing  --   I would sing the song "People Get Ready - There's A Train A Coming"...  Don't need no ticket, just get on board.

So, since I do not suffer fools lightly nor do I respect those who jump on the bandwagon after the train has stopped   ( I call those folks sidewinders and blisters...   they show up after the work is done) I have to practice what I preach. I am going to get out in front of this train. That's right, I do not know how often I will post, but I am going to log this journey.

Now, if I can borrow the most famous quote of Bernie Mac...   "I ain't scared of [THEM] mother#!/*#!ers". That's right, I am suggesting that I am not afraid to walk out on this limb and say  "OBAMA WINS AND RIDES ROUGHSHOD OVER THE MAN CALLED MIT ROMNEY"!

Consequently, I will be back...   but it's only fitting and proper that the man with the big plans starts this party poppin'.

Ladies and Gentlemen...  I present the 44th and 2 term President Of The United States, Mr Barack Obama.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BOBBY BROWN & WHITNEY: Trapped In The Game.

                                           Matt Lauer, Bobby Brown (photo: NBC)

Whitney is gone. Now Bobby Brown has to defend his culpability in her death. Pump the brakes -- backup the train -- don't make your move too soon. Bobby Brown nor Cocaine, nor Whitney should be viewed as the Big Bad Boogieman. It's a thing called ignorance that should be in the spot light. I don't care if it's weed -- Bobby said, "I didn't get high before I met Whitney, I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all"  --  or a toke, a toot, a poot, a "shot" or a beer, the addiction process begins long before one is considered "hooked". Besides, alcohol (if you didn't know) is the big snake in the grass. It kills 100 times more people than all the other drugs combined. But how quick we are to point fingers at Bobby & Whitney & those "other" addicts and those "hard" drugs. PLEASE! It's ignorance that fuels the belief that most people recover from an alcohol & drug problem. There are millions of Americans who are in the Grips of Altered Reality -- denial that is -- and they don't even know it. 

The facts are -- less than .05 percent ever make it to the other side. We're talking a very very minuscule few. It's also ignorance that fuels the belief that Whitney failed treatment. The facts are -- treatment, by and large, is a dismal failure. It - "treatment" - fails MILLIONS! It's a money making business much like the churches of pulpit pimps. Facts are - those who can afford a "quality" treatment program will go multiple times (average 4 times at great expense *average stay cost $30,000*) before they even sniff any resemblance of a sustained recover -- though most will die, lose their family; wife or husband, inspire their children in the worst ways ( the apple does not fall far from the tree), go to jail or be a patient in a Psych Ward . And I've never heard of anyone going to heaven by purchasing a velvet prayer cloth or listening to Creflo Dollar, T.D. Jakes or Eddie Lee Long.

As Bobby said in defense of Whitney "But at the same time, you know, listen, it's a hard fight. It's a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety that way." He ain't never lied, and he still drinks, so he too has not arrived.

Yes Bobby, in so many ways -- it's most definitely is a very hard fight. . So stay in the game, but don't let Matt Lauer of anyone use you, or portray you as a black pawn. It's a game of chess and  Mr. & Mrs. Ignorance -- whomever they may be -- is carrying the flag.

In layman's terms -- don't be nobodies fool. ** Eyebrow raised as I look around the room**