Saturday, December 30, 2006
There are certain pictures that you never see. There are certain dots that you are not allowed to connect. Remember the American saying "he is a son of a "B" but he is our son of a "B". Until he pisses us off that is.
I went to reference my story in a comment to a reader on Newsvine and it was gone, so I found this video. Truth Crushed to earth.
Donald Rumsfield and Saddam Hussain handshake
I did a story on this in the Bush era of fear and secrecy on Newsvine (now owned by MSNBC) and here on Google's blogger and it disappeared. Try and find it in a Google or Newsvine search. Now lets see how long it lasts in the new Obama era of responsibility.
There are some things we should never forget less we repeat them. National Cultural Literacy, the good,bad and ugly, is a requirement for Cultural Health.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I grew up in the Jams Brown era and my favorite songs are - Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud and I Feel Good. My favorite part of the second song goes something like this (loud shocking voice) “Ahhhhhhhh! I feel good”. From time to time I have been responsible for people and significant numbers of computers. I have been known to have this few second feel good audio clip, added to the start up file of the Personal Computers. So, literally, as the PC is turned on in the morning, the user is greeted with – I FEEL GOOD! –. I believe JB the humanist, would have approved of making computers feel good too.
That is what James Brown did, make people feel good with his powerful musical energy. He put the UNK in funk!
Al Sharpton said. "What James Brown was to music in terms of soul and hip-hop, rap, all of that, is what Bach was to classical music.
December 25 Christmas morning, I was shocked like everyone else who heard the news of brother Brown’s transitioning. I passed the word to my family at home as I saw them in the morning and JB was remembered around the Christmas dinner table. My brother in-law Professor Vega was their expanding my Cultural Literacy as usual, making sure I understood the larger context of I’m Black and I’m Proud. He said, Black and Proud came out when the Civil Rights Legislation was coming into existence, which, lead to African Americans going to collages in greater numbers. This was the dawn of the Black studies programs and a new consciousness in our people. His words took me back to Dr. King and Malcolm and all that was going on back then.
IMHO JB was the musical artist with the greatest Cultural Health impact in the history of America. In 1968 he released the national hit I’m Black and I’m Proud. What a cultural milestone, before his song, African Americans were Colored or Negroes, after his song we were Black and proud.
To understand the important of that one song, you have to understand that the concept of Blackness had been beaten out of Black people here in America for more then four hundred years. You remember the TV movie Roots, (that we can no longer see on TV) where the European enslaver beat an enslaved African near to death, to make him give up is African name and take on a European name. Cultural terrorists systematically and effectively deleted African names and the very concept of ancestral pride in Blackness. The Cultural Poisoning Program “Negro” replaced the great history, worldview and pride of the people formally known as Black People.
The legacy of our ancestors who first brought the word Black into recorded history during Classical African Civilization had been erased from the minds of Africans in America. In fact, for one Black person to call another Black was occasion for a fight. In the sixties you could still here the symptoms of Cultural Poisoning from Great American leaders like Dr. King. It was common to here him refer to himself and his people as Negroes.
The Image Poisoning in Black people was so great, it was said, that all the kings horses and all the kings men could not put it back together again. And here comes James Brown, with one song he deleted the Culturally Poisoned “Negro” Program from the minds of men, and restored the more culturally healthy Black program. What is truly remarkable is that he did this not just for his own people but also for all Americans and the world. This was a cultural feat unmatched in the history of music by any musical artist.
Yes, we now mark the transition of our honorable ancestor, who was given the name Brown, but died Black and proud. Thank you my brother.
See this article on Newsvine:
AP/NV Godfather of Soul' James Brown Dies
Hear the hardest working man in show business up close and personal
I Feel Good
Monday, December 25, 2006
Ramadan Karriem/Mubarak & Eid Al-Fitr (Sunni Muslims, Shi’ite, Nation of Islam), Happy Hanukah (if u Jewish), Merry Christmas-(Christians), Happy Kwanzaa & Hotep (African-Americans who’re attempting to re-connect wit the Motherland's principles), Happy Civilization Day? (Nation of Godz and Earth), Wonderful Winter Solstice (Metaphysicians & Astrologers), Feliz Navidad (Latino Comrades), Happy New Year (Everybody).
geesh—thats a lot of inclusivity—lol!!! ;-)
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
Also, please include a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great, and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.
(By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms and conditions.) This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for himself or others, is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.
This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one Year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish, at the discretion of the wisher.
I wish you Cultural Health, wealth and happiness for the holidays.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Kids say the darndest things, like, "We're proud of being white, we want to keep being white."
This post is made in the interest of Cultural Health. You will remember the formula for cultural health is as follows:
Cultural Health = Reducing Cultural Poisoning and Raising Cultural Literacy
CH= (-CP +CL)
Cultural Poisoning is spread from adults (mostly parents) to children. Words are both a symptom of the dis-ease and the means of transmitting Cultural Poisoning. Prussian Blue is a good example of how this process works overtly. You will note that these young children have been infected and are transmitters of the dis-ease. Western psychology calls the smallest element of mental information a MEME (pronounced MEEM). in clinical terms these individuals are MEME active hosts capable of infecting others.
See if you can detect the Cultural Poisoning in this video.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Thousands of African Americans unite against police brutality in New
York City. 50 days for fifty shots, no peace and good will this Christmas as the cry no
justice no peace hits the streets.
Most Americans are still unaware that unarmed African Americans were
recently shot at 50 times in NYC. Blacks, from The New Black Panther Party for
self-defense and Al Sharpton on one end, to the NAACP and Democratic congressmen on the
other, unit against rising police brutality in New York. Blacks have marched on the police
station where the Killer cops are employed and they have marched two Saturdays in a row on
the city. This last Saturday they marched down Fifth Avenue, the famous shopping district
With King Bush’s civil war in Iraq, and the civil wars in
Palestine and Lebanon and the general attack on American Arabs only channel 7’s Like
It Is, devoted an entire show to the anti-police brutality marches. There has been a
general black out of the Black marches, no one wanting to highlight a potential civil war
breaking out between Blacks and police.
Watch this video
(05:14 Minutes) minand see for yourself what is going on. The video is of very poor
quality but listen to the voices they are more important then the visuals in this case. If you have cleaner video’s put them up in
your comments. Also, see this Tribute
to Sean Bell (2:47 Minutes) the African American killed by the police.