Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday News

There should be more opportunity in the world for people, but we must advocate more than just opportunity. We must advocate in this 21st century outright equality. That equality means that we are entitled to freedom, justice, and equality by birthright. It means that we are entitled to health care as a human right. It means that all human beings are entitled to housing. These words are beyond just liberalism. It involves revolutionary ideological truisms. These legitimate aims are against the old school conservative view that the free market can free everyone since history teaches us that the market is imperfect. We have to oppose an unjust hierarchy which rewards human economic exploitation at the expense of the poor and of the working class. We don't live in a meritocracy because of the discriminatory system that harms the lives of many black people, other people of color, women, the poor, immigrants, Muslims, refugees, undocumented human beings, and others. Divide and conquer systems among workers has been used by capitalist elites in hoarding more wealth among themselves while maintaining oligarchy instead of economic justice. The evil of capitalist exploitation is complicit in environmental degradation, labor exploitation, and other evils. These policies are just executed by the GOP (which we already know from Reaganomics to the tax cuts for the wealthy). Even some compromising Democrats follow Third Way neoliberalism which wants massive deregulation, privatization, austerity, corporate trade, bank bailouts, and other nefarious aims. That is why the polls have shown a majority of Americans endorsing the following: universal health care, free college, a living wage, the mass expansion of the public sector, the universalization of resources and industries, and democratic controls on big finance and the free flow of capital. Therefore, the truth is on our side. So, keep on fighting the good fight.

I will outline these words about Kanye and Chance the Rapper and move on. Both of them are wrong. Trump is a known racist, sexist, xenophobe, and he admitted to promoting assault against women. So, Kanye supporting Trump is not only disgraceful, but an affront to the black community. You can still be politically independent, open minded, and progressive plus still oppose Trump's evil views. Trump is the person that lied and wanted the death penalty for the innocent Central Park Five. Trump is the same person investigated and sued by the federal government for housing discrimination based upon race. He is the same one who advocated violence against peaceful protesters in his rallies. He is the same male who wanted peaceful NFL protesters to be fired to just standing up for an end to police brutality and for the creation of real racial justice. Many of these "rappers" and musicians from other genres show what they believe in. We shouldn't be surprised at these developments. Some (not all entertainers) of them spew colorism, materialism, self hatred, and have no Knowledge of Self (while corporate entities fund and support their degradation of black people. These corporations sponsoring garbage are just as responsible for this as the artists who voluntarily degrade their people). Some of them don't respect who they are and Chance the Rapper supporting Kanye is truly disappointing. These deceived individuals, who love Trump more than they love truth, are who they are and it's time to move on to advocate for the liberation of the human race.

Days ago was the Birthday of the late, great Sister Ella Fitzgerald. She was born in Newport News, Virginia (so, the 757 is always in the House). She is a famous jazz musician. Her songs shave shown the world the greatness of her voice sensitivity and her improvisation. She toured the world. She worked with the civil rights movement. Ella Fitzgerald loved to be around people and awarded greatly as a product of her magnificent accomplishments. Her neighbors were other legendary musicians too from Count Basie to others. In 1993, Fitzgerald established the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation focusing on charitable grants for four major categories: academic opportunities for children, music education, basic care needs for the less fortunate, medical research revolving around diabetes, heart disease, and vision impaired. She lived to be 79 and passed away at the year of 1996. She collaborated with Duke Ellington and other artists for decades throughout the twentieth century. Fitzgerald's rendition of the nursery rhyme "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" is iconic. Ella was a gorgeous black woman too. She inspired the world to be better and her legacy is always eternal. Rest in Power Sister Ella Fitzgerald. Yesterday was the Birthday of Sister Tionne Watkins. She is now 48 years old and she was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is part of the ionic R&B group TLC. For decades, she has toured the world, expressed herself, and been legendary in her songs plus her other actions. She was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She moved there when she was 9 years old. She is also known as T-Boz. She is a singer, songwriter, producer, and an actress. She has written a book about her life as well. She has many children and been a part of TV shows and movies like Living Single, Days of Our Lives, etc. T-Boz is an amazing artist. She also brings awareness to sickle cell anemia, which she does have. I wish Sister Tionne Watkins more Blessings.

Today, Bill Cosby has been convicted of all three counts of sexual assault. The civil settlement existed. If someone was innocent, why have a civil settlement.  He faces about 30 years in prison. Over 50 women saying the same story can't be all lying. Cosby is a man who disgraced his wife by his adultery that he has admitted (while lecturing others on morality and mocking police brutality victims by talking about "pound cake") and he has glamorized "Spanish Fly." He or Cosby has admitted that he used drugs for sexual purposes (towards women who are not his wife). People from the older generation know what Spanish fly means. Therefore , this verdict was long over due. Women have the right to have their voices heard. Also, many black people have talked about double standards involving cases like this and they are right. If Cosby should be convicted then white people who have committed sexual abuse should be convicted too. That means that Harvey Weinstein, Roman Polanski, Donald Trump, and others should be convicted too (which is true). This verdict shows the lesson that the Golden Rule, respect, and honor must be promoted in our society. We know about the system of racism/white supremacy, which is evil. We know about how unfair the judicial system is for black people and the poor. Yet, a man who committed adultery against his wife and dozens of women saying that this person committed violations to their bodies is a man who is problematic and he is not a role model for anyone. You can agree or disagree with me. That's fine since we can have a diversity of views. Yet, my views about Cosby (who is a vicious predator, adulterer, and an abuser of women) are well known.

Many Pilgrim Society members were linked to the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank. The Pilgrim Society is a group created back during the early 1900’s. Its goal is to form a more united front among Americans and those from the UK. Also, this group has a disproportionate amount of influence over the American political, economic, technological, and social systems of the United States of America. Many of the leading bankers and political leaders in our history are members of the Pilgrim Society. The Pilgrim Society is an elite group with much more power than the CFR. Some of these people were educated from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, and other large universities. They have links to NGO, think tanks, privately funded foundations, and research agencies. In essence, the Pilgrim Society is part of the Western Anglo-American establishment whose allies stretch globally. The Jekyll Island meeting on November 1910 in Georgia was one major planning location for the FED in general. They discussed monetary policy and the banking system. Henry P. Davison was at the meeting. He was not only a Pilgrim Society member, but he was a prominent banker too. Senator Nelson Aldrich was in the meeting and he wasn’t a Pilgrim although many members of his family were. J. P. Morgan was in the Pilgrim Society and one of the most famous bankers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. John D. Rockefeller Sr. was at the meeting. His relatives were Pilgrim members, but not himself. Jacob Schiff was related to the Rothschild family and he was a member too. Benjamin Strong was a famous Morgan banker. He was the President and chair of the U.S. Trust Company from 1947-1962 and he was vice President of J.P. Morgan Library. Frank Vanderlip was a member of the Pilgrim Society. Other Pilgrims included Edward Vreeland and Paul Warburg.

By Timothy

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