Greetings, Peace & Blessings To You, Your Family & Loved Ones,
My name is Nana Baakan and I am making this Blog Post to make an announcement.
I have recently been suspended from Google+. So to all of my contacts out there who are responding to my posts and even my videos, if I don’t get back to you it is because I am now unable to respond to any posts. I am using Facebook, Instagram, GAB, Twitter and my Blog to share information and things like that, but as far as Google+ is concerned, you may find my absence a bit conspicuous and this is why.
They suspended me!
Now, I am not sure what part of the long list of rules that I may have broken, was it one or 20 because they do not tell you “why” they suspended you but that you are suspended.
These turkeys give you these toys to play with, but they hold the reigns when, where, and how you play with them. If you don’t like it, close the account they say, but make sure you save all of your data. Meanwhile they got the goods on you anyways and they don’t care if you come or go, really.
Unfortunately, those of us who depend on these toys for our livelihood are struck down into a panic, when we see the dreaded red line going across the top of your profile. I have read and read the suspension notice. Does it make any sense? No? Is it clear about what terms of service I violated? NO!
Is it threatening? Yes, Yes and yes.
Google is weird, it wants you to be in these groups, yet you better not post the
same thing in them in a 2hour span of time or else “out you go”. And you never know which group reported you. Some secret hater who doesn’t want you to have an friends on Google or make any traction on Google, or works for Google and is trolling to get folks to shut down accounts, how many can they do in a month? Well, maybe not, I am probably exaggerating but it sure feels like somebody is specifically targeting you when this happens, this is my second time, First time, I was able to find out who it was thru my own research, this time, I said whatever, I’ll just make a video and tell on them, now!!
Supposedly, I will be out of the Google Doghouse by February 2, 2017. Time will tell, but in the meantime, follow me on Facebook, Twitter, GAB, and instagram by clicking on the links below.
Interesting twist on this rumor of Michelle being born a man. Blurring of gender lines is an interesting topic that I want to tackle in my own video. But suffice it to say, there is still a level of naiveté’ on your part as it relates to body types, and what’s feminine and what’s masculine. I can see your point about branding, but, I am not too sure if I agree with it to the extent that you are portraying in this video.
There’s a much deeper issue going on when it comes to a so-called masculine looking black woman and a so-called feminine looking black male. You really cannot speak on the body types unless you are an African or of African descent and someone who has traveled the continent or at least took the time to study the bodies that you find there.
Another thing I would like to mention is that the idea of beefing up the body was started back in the 80’s long before Michelle or Obama came into the white house. Just look around at all the work-out studios you find in the Western world. Mostly because Westerners live sedentary lives, they don’t farm, they don’t walk, they don’t pick berries, they don’t do hard work, so a work-out studio or gym is a good place for them to burn off calories as the Western diet is causing such obesity.
Another thing I want to point out is that everybody who works out, will not necessarily gain that muscle tone, so I do agree they are probably using enhancers; Michelle did not have that muscle tone, pre-WhiteHouse. However, Obama, has always been lean and some what feminine. I doubt if he looked like Mike Tyson if he would have gotten elected.
Again, you are missing the subtle reality that black men face here in America. They are threatening, remember what the police officer said about Mike Brown?
Also, my granddaughter was born with muscle tone, she never ever worked out before she was born except to kick the bajessus out of her mom inutero. Some men never gain muscle tone, without enhancers, and even in those cases, they never reach the “Arnold” without steroids and endangering their health as well.
Masculinity and femininity seem to be gleaned through a lens that is socially unique to you and how you see the world. There are many other cultures around the world where the line is very slight and other cultures where the celebration of the feminine is done by the men dressing up and celebration of the masculine where the women dress up.
The lines are not blurred, everyone knows they have both inside of them. They also are secure in their roles in the society… so a feminine man still functions as a man in his society and a more masculine woman still functions as a woman.
You seem to be looking at the body and the form it is in rather than the actions of the persons in the body and the roles they play.
There are men who are quite comfortable staying at home and taking care of the household and women who would rather work. All that means is one likes to be more domestic and the other more worldly.
What happens in Western culture too often is that it is either BLACK OR WHITE, but nature is not that way, not at all. I once had a male cat assist the female cat during her labor.
It is all about energy. I would say that there is certainly a distortion as it is presented particularly in Western culture and maybe because Western culture tends to see things as either black or white, right or wrong, they are having a hard time with the blending, but in other cultures, it’s all about energy.
Their belief systems are different, the way they look through their lens at the world is different and the roles of male and female are different.
If, Western culture is in crisis due to the blurring of the gender lines, than that to me speaks more to the world view of those in the western culture, their values and precepts, but they are not applicable to the entire world.
There is a far more sinister agenda to the beefing up of the masses in this culture, but I will not go into that on this thread… but thanks for your video, it was certainly food for thought.
President Obama, in 2004 with wife Michelle and daughter Sasha
This week, TIME Magazine placed Cox on its cover, making her the first transgender woman to accomplish this feat, and published a riveting interview with her on race, gender and bullying. Here are the highlights from Cox’s interview and below, a behind the scenes video of Cox as she prepares for her historic cover.
One of the reasons we have Black run ones such as the Miss Black Universe, Duval and the other Black transgender pageant systems is because the negative African-American beauty perceptions that were espoused by this person are sadly part of the dominant culture. The end result is a perception in our GLBT subset of it that results in Black transwomen not getting fair shakes in judging when they compete in predominately white GLBT pageants.
Just one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, an estimated 470,000 people (and millions more across the United States and the world) flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., for the first Women’s March on Washington.
Men, women and children — but mostly women — turned out for the historic march on Saturday, Jan. 21, to stand up for women’s rights but also to protest against newly inaugurated President Donald Trump, who made a series of overtly misogynistic remarks during his campaign.
Millions ultimately gathered to unify under the umbrella of feminism, civil rights, immigration and environmental activism, among other issues. However, many Black female organizers and intellectuals had their doubts about the march meeting the needs and concerns of Black women.
Old rifts between Black women organizers and the white feminist movement began to arise soon after the idea for the Women’s March on Washington was announced. The New Yorker reported that the idea for the march was credited to Teresa Shook, a retired white lawyer who resides in Hawaii. After Trump’s surprising presidential win, Shook launched a Facebook event page suggesting a protest. Word of her anti-Trump idea quickly spread, garnering more than 10,000 supporters overnight.
Shook initially called her event the Million Woman March, a moniker originally attributed to a massive protest for Black sisterhood and self-determination held in Philadelphia in 1997. The retired attorney eventually changed the name of her rally, but some Black women still weren’t convinced and accused white women’s rights advocates of appropriating movements started by Black women.
MWM 10-25-1997 Philadelphia, PA
“The many mistakes inherent at all levels of organizing the Women’s March event from very early on demonstrate the very problematic nature of ‘white feminism,’ ” Jalessah Jackson, a Gender and Cultural Studies major working on her master’s at Simmons College in Boston told Atlanta Black Star. “That is, white feminists’ tendency [historically] to align themselves with white supremacy to achieve their own goals.”
“What we see happening is white women tokenizing and using women of color to advance their own agenda,” Jackson continued. “I don’t think that’s genuinely intersectional. I’m not interested in faux solidarity or intersectionality being merely an afterthought.”
The “intersectionality” Jackson spoke of is a term coined by African-American feminist and legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 and is the concept of inextricably linked facets of race, sex, gender identity and economic status.
The galvanizing issue behind the march was the election of President Trump, who walked to victory with 53 percent of the white female vote. But could white women who couldn’t convince other white women to vote against Trump now center themselves in the “resistance” against his policies?
Many African-American women questioned why they should respond to white women’s call for human rights when they felt their own calls had gone unanswered. Historically, African-American women’s rights advocates have taken issue with the feminist movement overall, highlighting its sometimes racist and exclusionary practices. Was this present-day equality march tumbling down the same rabbit hole? Was it catering to the anxiety of white women over Trump’s victory, while bypassing the real concerns Black women (and communities) have been organizing around for centuries without the resources or support from the people now jumping in front of the line?
Lastly, if Hillary Clinton had won the election and broken the glass ceiling, would there still not be a need for a march to make sure Clinton was clued in that women, particularly Black women, would still be facing income and wealth gabs, police and incarceration issues, terrible public education policies, as well as reproductive rights issues?
Columnist Jamilah Lemieux addressed these concerns in an op-ed piece for ColorLineson Tuesday, Jan. 17. In it, Lemieux explained that she wouldn’t be participating in the Women’s March because she didn’t see the point in “putting my body on the line to feign solidarity with women who, by and large, didn’t have my back prior to November.”
“When I learned that some of those women had decided to channel their disappointment into a ‘Million Women March,’ my twisted moment of pleasure quickly gave way to a familiar sense of annoyance,” she wrote. “Once again, the labors of Black folks (in this case, the 1995 Million Man March and the 1997 Million Woman March organized by Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam) were being co-opted and erased by clueless White ones.
Correction: The Million Women’s March grassroots approach to organizing involved Black women sharing information through groups such as Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black media and word of mouth. Organized by Phile Chionesu and Asia Coney, that march focused on the idea of Black women supporting each other. Speakers had included Jada Pinkett Smith, Sistah Souljah and the daughters of Malcolm X. Assata Shakur also read a message from Cuba. People marching held signs that read “I am one in a million,” and “Black Women: No more AIDS, abuse, addiction,” according to CNN. http://www.phillytrib.com/news/local-women-to-rally-for-women-s-march-in-d/article_850a3906-51da-53cc-84de-93fed0a4587e.html
“Will the Women’s March on Washington be a space filled primarily with participants who believe that Black lives matter?” Lemieux added. “I’m not sure.”
Black women’s rights advocates like Lemieux and others who spoke out against the march’s lack of intersectionality and called for more inclusivity were quickly deemed “divisive” and destructive to the vision of feminist solidarity. White feminists condemned African-American, LGBTQ, and Muslim activists who dared to speak up when their interests were forgotten or ignored, creating what critics called “conflict.”
“The attempted hijacking of the march’s agenda and all the nasty tit-for-tat between white vs. black/queer/Muslim/trans and other identities tells a very disturbing story about the divided state of feminism today,” contributor Emma-Kate Symons wrote in an opinion piece for Women in the World. “It saddens me to see the inclusive liberal feminism I grew up with reduced to a grab bag of competing victimhood narratives and individualist identities jostling for most oppressed status.”
Jackson countered Symons’ argument, however, by pointing out how white feminists who supposedly care about the rights of ALL women failed to rally behind Black female victims of police brutality. She added that white women’s rights advocates have a tendency to pick and choose whose female rights they care about.
“Most of the women who marched pat themselves on the back and go back to ignoring women who reside at the intersections of multiple identities,” Jackson told ABS. “Identifying these issues is not being divisive. I believe that in order to affect social change, we must identify what hasn’t been working in order to fix it.”
Some of these issues were resolved or at least finagled by including experienced nonwhite women organizers and activists in the writing of the guiding vision of the march, including them in the list of speakers and having them help lead the organizing process after the rocky start.
The Women’s March was a historic success in bringing out the masses, with far more people turning out for the protest than for Trump’s inauguration, according to The New York Times. But as the feminist movement struggles to become more diverse and open, many concerns need to be addressed, such as leadership, resources and the next steps in creating a viable “resistance” to Trump’s agenda. Moreover, there’s a need to tackle the liberalism of the historic feminist movement, which has too often fought for a place for white women at the expense of Black ones.
Two years after the Million Man March, two grassroots activists organized the Million Woman March in Philadelphia for black women to come together and address the ills in their communities. They walked for two miles past symbolic settings, including the Liberty Bell and City Hall, spilling onto the sidewalks of Benjamin Franklin Parkway and up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum.
Some also took issue with the name Shook had proposed, the Million Woman March, which was the name of a 1997 black women’s march in Philadelphia. The racial concerns set off a heated conversation on the group’s main Facebook page, with some African-American women especially taking umbrage.
NB Commentary: By permission I am reposting a message sent to me via email. I found Mr. Chism’s thoughts compelling and worthy of posting in my blog. Feel free to leave your comments below. Thanks you.
The Counter Coup…. By Ronald Chism
(I have made fairly significant progress on my book, Nine Keys to Superior Living, so I decided to take a little break and share my perspective on what has just occurred in the U.S. Consider this a “post-election” analysis, although the impact of this election reaches far, far beyond the borders of the United States.)
Some 15 years ago, I told my wife that she and I would live to see a coup–perhaps a military coup–in the United States that would be a counter-coup against the forces that engineered the 1961 coup that was initiated by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a coup and assassination that I, at age 11, “witnessed,” at least on television, as well as a counter-coup against the neo-conservative forces that initiated 9/11.
Yes, there have been two coup d’etats in the U.S., in modern times, and one counter-coup:
The coup that occurred at the assassination of JFK
The coup that occurred on 9/11.
The counter-coup initiated by forces that picked Donald Trump to be the visible representative of that coup.
Now, Trump did not organize it himself, nor did he conceive of it. He was picked by the major counter-coup organizers because of his unique status as a global businessman and, essentially, his status as a civil nationalist [He’s not a Republican, and merely ran on the Republican ticket because he would have had no chance to win had he ran as an independent. Running as a Republican was a mere tool]. I will name the major organizers of the coup in this brief note.
First, a brief note. There are two, cultural views within the United States, neither one of which touched upon the primereality that has been happening in the U.S. and on the planet. Those two cultural views are:
Leftist views that are limited to social issues, such as racism (anti-racism), feminism, the gay agenda, equal rights (including for the handicapped), etc.
Rightest views that center on right-to-life issues (anti-abortion), religion (e.g., prayer in school, the promulgation of “Christian values,” etc.), anti-immigration, etc.
But prime issue that has defined the trajectory of U.S. policy both in the U.S. and abroad has been the struggle between freedom and slavery; between ‘higher’ caste and ‘lower’ caste’ between a tiny controlling cabal, and the rest of us. Although this type of struggle has been happening for thousands of years, it has manifested itself in a unique, and infinitely more dangerous manner in the modern age than in the past.
And this was explained clearly, as a warning, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his famous Farewell Address. The unique manner in which this struggle has manifested itself in the modern age is through what Eisenhower defined as The Military-Industrial Complex, which quickly became the tool by which global dominance [New World Order] would be achieved by a hidden elite (generally hidden from the common people.) If you have not viewed his Farewell Address, you can do so by clicking here. Here is a short quote from that address:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Here are the major players that engineered the counter-coup that installed Trump into the Presidency as the visible representative of that coup (You will not find these people on The Internet, listed as part of a counter-coup. I deduced this list through observation):
A group within the Deep State that feared the impending social destruction of the United States by the forces that were trying to create the NWO. The Deep State was never of one mind. There were always divisions. But it was 9/11, and the horrid results of 9/11 (both domestically and internationally) that swelled the ranks of those within the Deep State that became opposed to the methods of the others within the deep state whom they perceived as destructive to world and national order and peace. The CIA, an arm of the Deep State, was also split, one force wishing to carry on the plans for NWO, the other force wishing to depart from those plans.
Dr. Steve Piezcienik
Alex Jones (believe it or not ) And I’m not kidding.
General James Mattis
General John Kelly
General Michael Flynn
Dr. Steven Greer
Aware, anti-globalist, citizen-dot-connectors of the United States who, using The Internet, exercised a significant portion of the U.S. to the possibility that Trump was an anti-globalist.
What we have witnessed is a Civil War, which is still happening at this moment that has taken place chiefly in the shadows and on The Internet. And it has not been a bloodless Civil War, unfortunately, because people have been killed. But it is a relatively bloodless coup, waged mostly through The Internet, but also through the hard work of the above people and their assistants, some of whom do not live in the United States.
[Oh, incidentally, I have no special knowledge about this. No one has shown me “the secret files.” My claims are based on what I now perceive as the very obvious disclosure that a counter-coup has occurred, that disclosure appearing before our very eyes, in both the mainstream and alternative media, every single day now. Some of this I pieced together on my own, some of it is information that I gathered from the analysis of others, including experts. Only one individual, a serious expert in intelligence, Dr. Steve Piezcienik, has actually stated that a counter-coup has occurred].
A few articles and YouTube videos that are helpful in seeing this counter-coup are:
Now, all of the “right/left” commotion, in the streets, in the form of marches and counter-marches that you are witnessing has ZERO–nada–to do with what is reallygoing on before our eyes. Trump, in order to get votes, held the mirror up before a significant number of disaffected U.S. citizens, and simply reflected, from that mirror, onto himself, what they wanted to hear.
In short, he out-politicked the politicians. I doubt very seriously if Trump is a committed racist (Mexican, African, or otherwise), misogynist, or that he hates the religion of Islam. Roger Stone was his principal guide who fully understood the various factions in the U.S. that Trump would have to appeal to:
Regarding the last mentioned item, anti-DC politicians, remember: 40% of eligible voters did not vote. This is a measure of the massive discontent, amongst the citizenry. Trump’s handlers were excellent in mapping out a strategy for Trump, as well as appropriate messaging.
When I say “appropriate” messaging, I’m not talking about morality. I’m talking about messaging that was appropriate for appealing to the above-listed audience.
I’ll wrap this up now. Does this mean that I believe Trump to be the real deal? In a word, yes. And I won’t mind if I end up being wrong. No problem.
But understand what I’m saying that he’s the real deal about. He’s the real deal in being the visible head of that side of this current Civil War (occurring in the shadows, on The Internet, and now, actually, partially in public) that is attempting to destroy the machinations of Deep State globalists, who are also called the proponents of a New World Order.
(Before continuing, please understand the following: I will not argue or debatethis matter with anyone. That is a promise. Say, or believe, whatever you wish. I have analyzed the situation, and it is crystal clear to me what is going on. I was correctlyable to discover, on my own, what was happening inside Libya in 2011. And I was proven correct. I wrote 200 articles for Mathaba.net, using a pseudonym, alerting people about what was happening in Libya. Others did also, and that was because, in part, they were studying as hard as I was and we all, 32 of us, came up with the same correctconclusions.
(Trump might not do all that he claims he’s going to do. But there is a priority now. And that priority he is addressing: Destroy the influence of the destructive Deep State, which artificially started a perpetual “war on terrorism” to exact money from ordinary citizens, through taxes, so that arms manufacturers, oil merchants (thieves), corporations, and others could fatten their bank accounts. I believe that Trump is sincerely trying to put this to an end.)
What shocked me (in a positive way) was Trump’s inaugural speech. I was absolutely, 100% certain that he would give a speech that was totally almost the opposite of his campaign rhetoric. I assumed that he would “kick in” and bow down to the political status quo (composed of Democrats and Republicans) and deliver what his opponents would happily call a “conciliatory speech.” He did not!!
I was laughing my ASS off, because he stated the same things that he had stated during the campaign, which is totally not what politicians do. They lie during the campaign, to get votes, and then, at the inauguration, they turn back and give the signal, to the political establishment, that, “Okay, guys, I’m ready to play ball.” He didn’t do that. I was shocked.
Instead, he again lambasted all of the establishment, including the political establishment, and put his reputation on the line by saying that, Here is where it ends, meaning business as usual. I’m paraphrasing, but you can listen to his speech here, if you have not done so. He openly talked, at the inauguration, about how the politicians had enriched themselves, but left Americans impoverished. I do not remember, in my lifetime, any in-coming President saying such things at an inauguration.
We, as ordinary human beings, particularly those of us that are citizens of the United States, have rightly grown almost totally cynical about the power-elite. They are expert liars; expert promisers; expert do-nothings; expert exploiters; expert enslavers. So, it is no surprise that we cannot get ourselves to believe, not to even mention trust, any politicians.
I was suspicious of that guy all the way up to the inauguration. I had hoped that he might be a true outsider, and a truly concerned person, that would go up against the Deep State. But, I could not get myself to believe it. But when he spoke at the inauguration, I thought, “This guy is the real deal!”
I wonder his chances of staying alive for four years? Since the inauguration, his moves have been directly against the Deep State, and obviously so. You can research that in your own way. It’s virtually out into the public domain now, on The Internet.
He dumped TPP. He announced the re-negotiation of NAFTA. He gave hints of working with Russia, in Syria, to destroy ISIS, although, characteristically, he’s not going to openly show his hand (as he had stated during the campaign).
And the hysteria against him is coming from all over the place. When all elements of the establishment–the media, the upper echelon of the intelligence agencies, both political parties, the Executive Branch–go up against someone, then that person is obviously perceived by them to be an immense threat.
At the first White House Press Briefing, his press secretary, Trump’s White House Secretary, Sean Spicer, laid out some dynamic plans that clearly indicated a huge break from Deep State culture. One such break was the announcement that Trump was setting up Skype Seats, which will be for journalist in other parts of the country that do not have the clout and “inside” power as DC journalists have, and that the mainstream media used to have. This is an absolutely clear and direct swipe at one of the main control mechanisms of the Deep State: The mainstream press.
This is an attempt to defang the mainstream press, although that job has been powerfully taken on by the alternative media also, and also to democratize it, for lack of a better word–to give remote news organs the opportunity to compete, in their localities, with the mainstream media (which is now being called, the legacy media, or the lame-stream media).
I urge people again: Work on the metaphysics. Because, the Deep State actors are not going to give up. What we have to hope is that they do not conduct deadly false flag operations designed to force the new President to respond. Or we have to hope that if such operations are being planned, that they be thwarted mystically by the metaphysical efforts of those of us that believe in such efforts, and also by whatever physical efforts can be made.
Remember: All over the planet, even in Africa(east Africa, specifically) there are groups amongst the citizenry that are now fighting against the Deep State. As Dr. Steve Greer has often explained: The Deep State is a trans-national entity, not an entity confined to the United States.
Last, remember: There are priorities. The biggest priority is to destroy the influence of the Deep State, and, eventually, to destroy the Deep State period. I believe that this coup has happened directly for those purposes.
That’s the end of my analysis. It’s going to be interesting.
Wow, they are gonna get their divide and conquer by any means necessary.
Don’t like it, protest it!
Don’t like somebody else’s leader ruling over you?
Somebody else’s leader can go to hell in a hand basket. F ’em. Not my President!
I can hear the chanting.
Drop tons of dollars into the coffers of this corrupt system!Protest more and more, buy sharpies and card board and bus tickets and hotel rooms and show that Billionaire you can pay other billionaires you favor, to continue to rule over you.
Your rulers are better than their rulers. Cause your ruler eats Kennel Ration.
Kick him out of office, disgrace him. Show him how much you hate him. Show him how deplorable he is.
Protest, protest and protest some more.
Show the new world order that you are willing sheep who won’t take responsibility for your actions but want the government to be responsible for your actions.
Show them you will be quite happy if they would dispose this maniacal demon AND replace him with….. um……who? Hillary? Forget her scandals, at least she loves women, and on a good day she might speak up for them.
Don’t show the NWO that you realize that you are being played and taken to the bank, because you keep supporting the system that is eating at your very being. You just want to have the right to choose your predator. Never mind that the other guy won, fair and square according to the election results.
Look, if you wanna play this game of STATISM, be a good order follower and chum up to your new leader. MAYBE he’ll be kind and never grab another pussy, ever. Maybe he won’t call fat women fat anymore or CNN, fake news and maybe, you could get him to DO something for women’s rights like stop being friends with the Saudis like his predecessors before him.
I don’t get it. If you don’t like the system the way it’s set up, then why did you vote in the first place?
It just looks like you don’t like the system when it’s not in your favor.
Why protest, when you could shut it down by not spending a single dime for 3 days.
How the FL Shooting Will Be Used To Bolster War, Usurp Freedom, And Create More Terrorism
by Claire Bernish
After September 11, 2001, discarding freedom and personal liberties in the name of security became standard operating procedure following a tragedy, and Friday’s mass shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale has not deviated from the new Orwellian norm.
Officials say Esteban Santiago arrived in Florida on a flight from Alaska and proceeded to the baggage claim area, where he pulled a firearm from his checked bag and opened fire — killing five people and wounding eight.
“He eventually retrieved a firearm and began indiscriminately shooting,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told the press Friday. “This cowardly, heinous act resulted in the deaths of five people.”
While the incident unfolded, before total casualties and injuries had been counted, corporate media presstitutes championed in live time increased security measures and tighter strictures on gun laws — except for TSA agents, whom, some intoned, should now be required to carry firearms in the performance of their duties.
We have been conditioned for this. Fustian politicians assume an inept undervaluation of rights — and a careless lack of vigilance under color of fear — in the minds of the somnambulant masses will allow the implementation of new rights-crushing legislation.
On cue, the Wall Street Journal nearly immediately published an article citing Jeff Price, an aviation security expert and aviation-management professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, who — without a hint of irony — asserted,
I think we can expect to see more of what we’ve seen every time we have one of these incidents at an airport — better-armed, better-trained police and a surge in law-enforcement visibility.
Because terrorism. Because mass shootings. Most simply, because guns.
Guns, many pols and gun-control enthusiasts will tell you, create calamity — nothing else — and the Second Amendment is an antiquated anomaly to be relegated to the already overflowing dustbin of constitutional rights.
These politicians will further exploit fear of The Next Tragedy to install new checkpoints, more scanners, appended means to verify identity, and additional TSA agents — already proven wholly ineffective, if not derelict — to molest, grope, and harass anyone daring to enter an airport.
Travel, they’ll say, is a dangerous affair — and must be policed accordingly.
No matter Santiago has been deemed mentally disturbed — one person, a lone shooter, who chose a divergent method for enmity — now that someone has undertaken a mass shooting in this manner, terrorists paid attention and gleaned fresh plans, they’ll say.
This snark is in no way reductive to the abhorrent nature of the indiscriminate shooting, nor to the mourning which indeed the country must now collectively experience; but right now is precisely the time for acute attentiveness — not fear-induced myopia as has become epidemic after such incidents.
A more rational response surprisingly came from one legislator, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Greg Steube, who is sponsoring a bill to eliminate gun-free zones in Florida — a necessary measure now that the state has experienced three horrific mass shootings.
“My first thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” Steube said Friday, quoted byUSA Today. “But this goes back to the fact why I’ve been working against gun-free zones for the past three years.
Gun-free zones don’t prevent criminals from breaking the law and killing innocent victims. All that law did was prevent law-abiding citizens who have a concealed-carry permit from carrying their firearm in defense of themselves and others.
Stricture and prohibition spark black markets — if someone intends to do harm using a firearm, they will find it. That applies equally to all mass shooters — whether mentally unstable, paranoid xenophobe, or religious radical — if guns are the intended tool for an attack, oppressive gun laws only stop law-abiding civilians from killing whatever malicious wingnut next begins shooting random people in a crowd.
Tightening the reins on suffocating security procedures and positioning additional law enforcement officers in airports also won’t stop criminals of any motivation from discerning a creative method to thwart remaining deficiencies. These repeated clamp-downs only restrict our ability to travel freely — they aren’t preventing the next attack or quashing terrorism as politicians claim.
Fear is a potent manipulator — and the government counts on pulling the blindfold of dread over everyone’s eyes in the wake of catastrophe to erase yet another protected freedom from the Bill of Rights.
This time, don’t let it happen — don’t be fooled into obliging lawmakers whose only motive is to use death as a Police State weapon against all of us.
There is no excuse for violence against another for any reason, and should not be condoned by anyone. this whole 4 thugs torture a poor defenseless mentally challenged child” narrative is skewed. I read a lot of comments under the videos presented and news stories written about this event. It seems that folks can hardly wait to spew venom at the supposed perpetrators of a crime against someone they deem innocent, harmless and defenseless.
And then I remember. The innocents who were kidnapped, tortured, beaten, starved and stuffed in the hulls of ships during the North Atlantic Slave trade. I remember the many who died and who still cry in the slave Castles of Elmina. I remember standing there and feeling the walls close in on me as their cries ripped my ears apart. I remember not being able to even read the entire book “Black cargoes.”
I remember Antoine Sterling, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and many others who simply wanted to be able to be treated like human beings.
I remember the Palestinians, who face torture and trepidation every day as they watch home after home, community after community bulldozed to the ground and their guts squeeze in a vice grip, like a traffic jam.
I remember homeless veterans who fought for a cause not their own, but for a false system with the false belief that it is the protectorate of the world and the way to keep it safe from tyrannical leaders, is to drone democracy down its throat.
I remember the many traumatic false flags perpetrated by a thuggish system that only cares about the financial advantage of its escapades and not the hurt, trauma, guilt and deceit perpetrated on the masses who view this thuggishness.
I remember the many lost children, lost forever and barely recorded by the alphabet agencies, who thru their own complicity, cover up the many scandalous crimes perpetrated against the most vulnerable of our world, our children.
I remember how the churches, mosques and synagogues are filled with hate, deceit, anger, distrust, incest, rape and adultery, while their walls are painted in diamonds and gold.
I remember the buried bodies of aborted fetuses, silenced in the night by the desperation of ill-informed and frightened women, who see their bodies as property for someone else to use and discard of as they see fit.
I see, lost children, stuck in their devices, screaming and fainting when they don’t
get what they feel they deserve no matter how outlandish it may seem to their adult counterparts.
I remember men in dark cloaks, in dark rooms in the middle of the night, who plot and plan the annihilation of millions of people from the face of the planet by any means necessary.
I remember the destruction that is blasted through the media in movie after movie, video game after video game where oversized imaginations struggle to believe it ain’t real, when, all the credits say is, “no animal was hurt in this film.”
I remember the cognitive dissonance.
And then I remember the litany all over again, the pain, hurt, distress, agony, abuse, etc. that one human being can impose on another, but then, somehow, it has to do with race or nothing at all to do with race, or maybe a little bit to do with race, or maybe it’s just ugly people doing ugly things.
And then I remember how fascinated we as humans become, to watch and engage in the total destruction of another human.
Maybe some of it is poor judgment, some of it nervousness, some of it voyeurism and some of it just incredulous, but all of it is us.
Every last one of us. All of it is in us.
And each of us, have the potential to be mean, cruel and despicable as the person we happen to be recently pointing our fingers at.
Cause I remember those cries for blood for the murderer. The lust and pleasure and joy in the eye when the verdict came down, “Execution” and the crowds that gather around to “watch” the “murdering thug” take his last breath. I remember the pleas for clemency from that murdering thug both behind bars and free .
I remember how quickly we are able to commit acts of violence, spanning a wide spectrum, against another human being and blame them for just being there, in the way.
So, yeah, those 4 young people, who lost their minds, lost their sensibilities, lost their empathy for another helpless defenseless one, were being insensitive thugs, they were committing a crime, and Facebook was complicit in this criminal act for allowing it to be aired and participating in the agenda of divide and conquer.
And yes, there is justice, and yes, there is truth, but in this reality, were we are all complicit, were we are all capable, so. Let us all remember, but for the Grace of God, go I.
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