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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What is Neo-Liberalism? A Revolutionary Analysis of the Final Stage of Imperialism

Wednesday News on late February of 2015

Any legitimate endeavor to encourage childhood exercise and combating childhood obesity should be commented. I agree with the Let’s Move campaign. I don’t agree with the President on every issue (like on civil liberty matters, neoliberal policies, etc.), but I do realize that the situation that we are in didn’t originate in 2009. While I don't agree with the White House on every issue, I will always deplore the reactionary slander against the President and his family. We have a long history and the struggle continues. The same white supremacist system existed throughout Presidencies. The First Lady (who is a strong, beautiful black woman) and the President has raised strong daughters. People can call the President many words. Yet, the First family loves their children. So, we have to put pressure in society to change and we have been motivated in fighting for solutions. We should not only express legitimate critiques of the White House. We have to go out and be part of the solution too. I want the Let’s Move campaign to be strengthened, to achieve even greater, positive results, and I want the initiative to continue. Even some Democrats want to promote the neoliberal agenda of trying to slash corporate taxes up to ten percentage points. We will an increase of social inequality. The majority of the new jobs are low wage jobs including a large percentage of them being part-time and temporary positions. Wages are stagnant, benefits have been slashed, and millions remain unemployed (or have dropped out of the labor market altogether). There can been huge cash handouts sent to wealthy banks and the lowering of the working class' living standards. This is a recovery for the rich and the super-rich not for the working class. The deficit has declined and that is good news, but we have a long way to go. This situation is not new. In NYC, there were sweeping cuts in municipal workers’ jobs and compensation. This happened in 1975. There was the bailout of Chrysler in 1979-1980. There was the suppression of the working rights after the 1981 smashing of the PATCO air controller strike. We know about the forced bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler in 2009 (including their bailouts later on while wages of workers have been halved).

Esther Okade is a great young Sister. Most people do quadratic equations when they are teenagers, yet she is 10 years old doing it. Her dreams certainly represent her great value as human beings. Also, her family is blessed too. Esther has a brother who is extremely intelligent. Genius is found throughout our people. Bless Esther. Certainly, we should remember Selma. The movement of Selma was about how many people of many backgrounds (like members of the SCLC, the DCVL, SCLC, etc.) stood up for fundamental human rights in the midst of racism, police terrorism, and other obstacles. John Lewis is right that we don't live in a post racial society. Giuliani's false words and extremism should be rejected. We should continue to stand up against not only institutionalized racism, but economic oppression too (as economic oppression, racism, the War on Drugs, and other injustices oppress people). We need revolutionary change in society. We have to keep on fighting for truth, justice, and equality. People cried during the performance (of Common and John Legend's song of "Glory"). The song Glory means many things. It refutes the lie that all forms of hip hop is evil. So many people want to demonize all hip hop. They should listen to this song and witness real hip hop, because that song is every bit hip hop as it is R&B. It refutes the lie that post racial rhetoric is true. The song is powerful and inspirational. The more I listen to it, the more I am inspired to fight for the beloved community (and for justice for all black people). Common and John Legend are absolutely right to mention that our voting rights are under threat, especially with the Supreme Court decision (including the voter ID laws). We have to expose the prison industrial complex which has ruined the lives of our Brothers and our Sisters. Their performance was excellent, stirring, and it was filled with passion. The events of Selma back in 1965 have motivated the Black Lives Matter movement too in 2015. 50 years have passed and we are still seeking our freedom. Men, women, and children even now seek change, are helping their community, and believe in the truth of justice being indivisible for all. We will continue to speak up and to stand up for social justice, liberty, and freedom without question.

Monique just told the truth. Blackballing is common in Hollywood. In this generation, compromising your integrity doesn't work anyway in the long term. We have a legacy to build. Monique should be encouraged in her endeavors. It is noticeable that Lee Daniels never denied or refuted Monique's comments, which makes Monique comments even more accurate. I have no problem with being strategic in advancing our lives (there is a time and place for everything), but we should reject being submissive to evil. Being submissive to evil or compromising human integrity has nothing to do with advancing. That has to do with violating human principles. Sheryl Lee Ralph is correct to mention a possibility of Monique making a comeback. We should not allow Hollywood to dictate to us in how we should be. We should be unapologetic in how we express our inner and outer beings. I feel empathy for the child (who said that President Barack Obama doesn't love America). I don't agree with him. He has the right to his views, but I don't agree with his premises. It is obvious that he is being manipulated by reactionary forces. President Obama certainly loves America. He loves America by his speeches, etc. The President has issued drone strikes, bombs on certain places, and supported other militant foreign policy actions. The neo-conservative extremists don't feel that Obama is going far enough. Many of these extremists want to strike Iran, which is ludicrous. ISIS evolved from al-Qaeda and al-Qaeda came from bin Laden. Bin Laden was a U.S./Saudi funded asset from 1979 (in Operation Cyclone). ISIS is a counterrevolutionary, evil group. ISIS has done terrorism and the U.S. government has done terrorism in many nations for decades. Also, black people have been the recipients of terrorism by the U.S. government & reactionary, privatized forces (from slavery, Jim Crow apartheid, etc.). If you want to know about terrorism, look at American history.

Zendaya Coleman responded to Rancic with historical facts, class, and inspirational statements. It is a shame that in this generation, we have people who want to disrespect a young woman in such vicious terms. Locs are part of real human expression. Just because someone wears locs doesn’t mean that that they smell like weed, etc. Some individuals have to live in the 21st century and realize the dignity of people of color must be respected. People of all colors wear locs and our hair has the right to be shown in diverse ways (as beauty is diverse). Rancic’s obviously desperate apology was certainly a plan for her to save face. We will continue to defend not only locs, but justice too. I love that Zendaya listed India Arie. She is a great music who expressed classic records. Locs are here to stay. If the GOP wants real outreach, then they need to change. They need to talk about civil liberties, the evils of the War on Drugs, fair housing, police brutality, respect for women, cleaning up the environment, and other real issues that people care about. So far, the leadership of the GOP still wants to continue with the same old agendas of austerity, massive tax cuts for the wealthy, and believing in post racial rhetoric. The GOP is still headed by reactionaries. People have the right to believe in what they want. Likewise, I have the right to not be a Republican too.

Malcolm X’s Autobiography was assisted by Alex Haley (who was a liberal Republican). To understand Malcolm X’s thinking and thoughts, Malcolm’s Autobiography is a critical resource in understanding the philosophies and views of Malcolm X. Alex Haley was a great journalist and interviewer. He interviewed many people from Jim Brown, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and to Muhammad Ali. He is famous for being the author of the bestseller “Roots,” which would be a famous miniseries. The book and the miniseries were about the story of Alex Haley’s ancestry from Africa to America. It dealt with slavery, oppression, the Civil War, and freedom. His story is an American story. The Autobiography of Malcolm X has inspired black people all over the world including human beings of all colors as well. The book was first published in 1965. The book has been based on interviews between Malcolm X and Alex Haley between 1963 and 1965. Malcolm X wanted a strong autobiography, so he constantly edited information and added necessary information. The book described Malcolm X’s views as having the love of blackness, believing in Black Nationalism, and following pan-Africanism. Malcolm X took control over the composition of the work. The book has the foreword and then the Introduction. There are 19 chapters in the great book. The last Chapter is entitled, 1965. The epilogue was written by Alex Haley and there are words form Ossie Davis on Malcolm X. In 1992, attorney Gregory Reed bought the original manuscripts of The Autobiography of Malcolm X for more than $100,000 at the sale of the Haley Estate. The manuscripts included three "missing chapters" that were omitted from the original text. In a 1964 letter to his publisher, Haley had described these chapters as, "the most impactful material of the book, some of it rather lava-like.” The titles of the chapters are “The Negro”,”End of Christianity”, and “Twenty Million Muslims.” These chapters have been released to the public in 2010. “My life has been a mirror of what the black ghetto across America present as a community of despair,” Reed read from the chapters, “and a way of life that warps millions of Negro minds into social problems of broken homes and families and tragedies. The word ‘ghetto’ today often meets our eyes and ears, but not even those who live there can convey its actual horror to anyone who lives somewhere else. I can only hope that the reporting of my life will show what happened to me. And that one can transform his circumstances to better one ’s self and their children.” “The races in America have just declared war with each other,” Reed read. “The black man is accusing and bitter. The white man is guilty, alarmed and confused. In this turmoil for them both, I think that when my life is looked upon in the right way, there might be drawn from it something of value for humanity.” In other excerpts, Reed read, Malcolm also reflected on his own life. “Today, it is my mission to end the white man’s continuous enslavement and imprisonment of America’s black man’s mind,” Reed read. “When I was for a decade, another ghetto hustler, once called Detroit Red, talking out of the side of my mouth. Today, the New York Times reports me as the second most sought after speaker on university campuses, after Barry Goldwater.” In another excerpt, Malcolm wrote, “Today, the FBI and other agencies watch me wherever I go. Once every word I uttered was slang, or foul and today I am interviewed and quizzed by panels or experts on the major television and radio programs.” William Alex Haley (who is Alex Haley’s son) said that Malcolm X and Haley spent about three years meeting on Grove Street in Greenwich Village in order to complete the autobiography. William said that both men were friends. Ilyasah al-Shabazz or the daughter of Malcolm X praised his father as a man of integrity (during the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Education Center when the rediscovered chapters were released to the public. The center was the former Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan).  Hopefully, these lost chapters can be included in future additions of the “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Therefore, I recommend “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” 100 percent.

By Timothy

Many News today

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday News in late February 2015

For years, it has been documented that the Bush administration has used the “war on terror” to do horrific torture practices (against prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba). It has been found that the Bush White House has promoted CIA “black sites” and other prisons abroad as part of state policy. The CIA torture report last year revealed these barbaric practices done in our name. The drive for U.S. imperialism involved the plunder the domination of the world’s resources (the Western imperialists used force to promote its predatory aims). The ruling class that is waging imperialist war abroad is waging a class war at home, presiding over the enormous enrichment of the financial oligarchy at the expense of the working class. There is no hard line between foreign and domestic policy, which is a fact that was given concreteness as published in Guardian newspaper that one of the top interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had pioneered the methods he used at the torture camp working as a detective in Chicago. According to the Guardian, Richard Zuley obtained at least one wrongful murder conviction by methods that he would later use at Guantanamo Bay. These methods include prolonged shackling in “stress positions,” threats against family members, threats that the accused could be subject to the death penalty if they did not confess and demands that those under torture implicate themselves and others.

The newspaper cites the example of one Chicago woman whom Zuley kept shackled to a wall for more than 24 hours until she confessed that she and her ex-boyfriend had committed a murder. She is in prison to this day. Another victim was Lathierial Boyd, who was released in 2013. He spent 23 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Among Zuley’s victims, according to the Guardian, was Ould Slahi, author of the recently-published book Guantánamo Diary, in which he recounts being tortured, sexually assaulted and beaten to within an inch of his life at the prison, to the point where he would sign any confession his torturers would put before him. The revelations, declared the Guardian, express “a continuum between police abuses in urban America” and the torture perpetrated in the name of the war on terror. The case of Zuley is hardly an aberration, however. The American ruling class presides over a country that incarcerates a greater percentage of its population than any other in the world, where the brutal treatment of prisoners is a daily reality. There is a recent report from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) documents the evil conditions facing over 80,000 people in solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system (like the mentally ill, mentally handicapped, and children). The barbaric practice has been declared a form a torture by the United Nations. The ACLU has mentioned that 95 percent of people subjected to solitary confinement developed psychological illness like panic or anxiety attacks and hallucinations. In Texas alone, there are more than 100 prisoners who spent more than 20 years in tiny cells for 22 hours a day without any direct contact with any other human beings. Many domestic prisoners are used to hold people accused of terrorism. Some of them are in there via entrapment by intelligence agencies. Next week, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the body that oversees civilian penitentiaries, will implement a new rule that, in the words of law professor David M. Shapiro “all but prevents prisoners incarcerated in the United States and suspected of connections to terrorism from speaking with their families.” Shapiro notes that another set of recently introduced methods “make an unprecedented inroad into the attorney-client privilege, permitting federal agents to intercept communications between certain prisoners deemed a threat to national security and their attorneys.” He adds that prisons in New York and Colorado have already used these methods. The prison system continues the barbaric action of state-sanctioned executions. We see a militarized police force killing people with impunity and an intelligence system that spies on people in violation of basic democratic rights. Both major parties are complicit in this system. Bush and Obama functions their neoliberal policies in this system. The ruling class want to suppress the political opposition to war, police brutality, and social inequality. The actions of torture, forced confession, etc. have no place in a modern day society. These problems still go on today.

The Kiev regime is trying to conscript children in foreign countries for military service in Ukraine. The Kiev regime is desperate. It is now involved in conscripting Ukrainian children adopted or fostered by parents in foreign countries. The children are now being drafted. There is an article showing this information from the Spanish newspaper called E Heraldo. It is found in the Aragon region of Spain. This conscript ion story has been said by Eduardo Puente or the Association of Child Welfare. Man in the mainstream media has accused Russia of making threats in the Baltic, which is false. There is the EU, the IMF, the European Central Bank, and Germany trying to force Greece to bow down to them economically. Some speculate that Greece could renounce its unpayable and unjust  €320 billion national debt, quit the Eurozone, and ally with Russia (plus support the New Drachma). The Baltic stats include Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. The EU, the European Central Bank, the IMF and European finance ministers have already been doing all the destabilization that’s needed – forcing Greece into a deep program of austerity that has seen the economy shrink by 25% over five years, the closure of vital public services, mass unemployment and the forced sell-off of public assets. And now the Greeks – and their newly elected Syriza government – have had enough. This week the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras flatly refused to renew the €240 billion ‘bailout’ package, which comes with all the austerity strings, and he today advanced proposals for a ‘six-month assistance package’ free of harsh conditions to give Greece time to renegotiate its debt. Today, Greece is a still a NATO member. We will see what Greece will do in the months and years ahead.

“Lucy” is a move that is famous. Lucy came out in 2014. The movie was written and directed by Luc Besson. The movie is about a woman who unlocked the full 100 percent of her brain power instead of the 10 percent that humans reportedly use. The movie is a science fiction movie filled with pseudo-science and action scenes. Many people have dealt with the Luciferian philosophy of the occult elite and its dogma of transhumanism. The film has a lot of action scenes involving Asian gangsters. Lucy is played by Scarlett Johansson. The whole movie is about Lucy increasing her brain capacity that allows her to gain the knowledge required to become a “god.” Luciferianism and transhumanism are two concepts that must be defined first before going forward. Luciferianism is about the worship of Lucifer and the belief that Lucifer was a positive being who just wanted to give humanity knowledge about godhood (by eating the fruit of the tree). The fruit represented knowledge. Luciferians, in essence, view the serpent as the good guy. To Luciferians, when human beings eat the fruit, they received divine knowledge and humans can be gods. This doctrine is similar to Gnosticism. Many of this philosophy are similar to the philosophies of Kabbalaism, Rosicrucians, Freemasonry, etc. So, Luciferianism is about Lucifer making man into a god. The British philosopher Max More loves Luciferianism and transhumanism (which is about using humans and technology to make man like a god basically). The movie starts with Lucy being a young woman. She is a regular person. She gets mixed up in a high stakes Asian mob deal. She is confused about her life. The first scene of the movie shows a cheetah hunting a prey (or showing how the world has the unilluminated masses being hunted or being the hunters in the jungle of modern day society). Lucy is roughed up by the mobsters. The mobsters make her sell drugs. They gave her CPH4 or a synthetic drug that is about to flood the European market. The drug makes her brain more powerful. The drug being synthetic was made by humans. In transhumanism, human evolution is done via science and technology. Professor Norman (played by Morgan Freeman) gives a lecture on the human brain and it endorses transhumanism. Professor Norman wants to humanity to be immortal. He said: “It’s up to us to push the rules and laws and go from evolution to revolution.” Lucy soon gets a gun and shoots the Asian men. Lucy breaks from her cells and kills everyone in the vicinity. The remorseless killing of people is not about advanced intelligence. Lucy doesn’t’ feel pain, fear, or desire. Lucy is evolving. Lucy uses her powers to control people. Her eyes change to look almost reptilian. Lucy kills a man too. Lucy controls and monitors people’s electronic devices (which goes on in real life like what the NSA does). Lucy transforms and emits a great burst of light to change into a god. Lucifer ironically means light bringer. Lucy is face to face with the real Lucy (or the first missing link according to scientists). That scene is similar to the Michelangelo mural where it shows God touching the hand of Adam. Once the ritual ends, she gives Dr. Norman a USB stick containing all of her knowledge. The cop comes in the room and said that where is Lucy. The cop receives a text message saying that she is everywhere. The movie Lucy is philosophy and deals with the philosophy of transhumanism. There is the occult influence in the movie as well. The movie shows the distinction between humans without knowledge and those with it. It deals with contrasts, actions, and philosophies.

The roots of the struggle in the Black Lives Movement have a long history. After the changes in the 1960’s, the reactionary forces have used their backlash. That backlash included the establishment of the prison industrial complex, the growth of the War on Drugs, the forming of voter ID laws in various states, and other forms of oppression (which target the gains from decades ago like voting rights, affirmative action, and the social safety net). Throughout the 1980’s and the 1990’s, there have been police killings of black people across America including New York City. The West African immigrant Amadou Diallo was killed by four NYPD cops in front of his apartment building in 1999. Cincinnati cops killed Timothy Thomas who was an unarmed black teenager. Later, days long rebellion occurred in the city’s black community. In the aftermath of 9/11 in America, the NYPD intensified its racial profiling of not only Arabic peoples, Muslims, and South Asians. They used racial profiling against black people and Latinos as well. There was Jena Six and the horrendously bad government response involving the Katrina disaster. Black people in New Orleans and its surrounding areas were shot at by the police and racist vigilantes. Surviving black people were demonized as criminal “looters.” Private corporate interests displaced the lands of black people and the poor in New Orleans as a way for privatization to develop. The 2008 recession caused the greatest destruction of black wealth in U.S. history. The great recession has devastated communities nationwide. The Occupy Wall Street movement developed in their first meeting in September of 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement showed the truth that income inequality is a serious issue that must be discussed. The deaths of Trayvon Martin inspired great protest. The events of Ferguson began a new era of the liberation struggle. These events stirred up the current Black Lives movement today. These people are greatly politically independent. We face new challenges. We know that there was the bombing of a NAACP office in Colorado Springs. The PBA leadership has issued offensive statement. We know that NGOs are trying to infiltrate the movement. We also know that the Black Lives Matter Movement includes great people. This movement is multiracial and international. This is now the most sustained period of antiracist protest in decades. Young, African American antiracist activists are leaders of this movement for racial justice. We are keeping our eyes on the prize (which is freedom, justice, and equality for all human life).

By Timothy