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If only ZAPPA could see this pic

"One Day-BOOM-You're Dead."


When you have more than you need,

White America emotionally abuses black people


White America's Emotionally Abusive Relationship With Black People

People show you who they are. Black America saw the truth of Zimmerman and Wilson. White America chose to look away. Moreover, as is the habit of physically and emotionally abusive people, White America told black and brown folks that they were crazy to believe that Zimmerman and Wilson were racists.

This is evidence of a deeply felt hostility towards black people’s humanity.


What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Black folks are only human. Racial battle fatigue still grates and stresses. Racial battle fatigue also kills those who live under its shadow. Black people are not superhuman: there are many victims, those who were somehow broken by life in a racist society, they shamble on, their lives and life chances diminished and unfulfilled.


Black America has made basic justice claims. For centuries, Black Americans have only wanted fairness, justice, and perhaps even a simple and public acknowledgement that people of color are not crazy in their critiques of the color line and its many injustices—as in many ways black folks have been and remain the prescient, amazingly insightful, and "miner’s canary" of American democracy.

Black Americans are a people who are made to suffer in an abusive relationship because they tell white Americans truths about themselves, out of love, and in an effort to heal and improve the United States so that the country can live up to its full potential. Unfortunately, those truths are unpopular, and too many of our white brothers and sisters are loathe to hear them.

much more of this well-written & timely piece (mho):

Trump the Refugee

"She can never recover the past six days of her life spent in an isolated jail cell."

Kim Davis' inane lawyer upon her release from jail:

"She can never recover the past six days of her life spent in an isolated jail cell."


"If somebody needs to go to jail, I'm willing to go in her place,"
Huckabee told the crowd as he comforted an emotional Davis, who entered to the song, "Eye of the Tiger."


Kim Davis Freed From Jail, Lawyers Say She Plans To Again Block Licenses


Huckabee-nuff said

Protestors A Cheney's Iran Deal Speech: "No more war-mongering. Dick Cheney is a war criminal."

Protestors At Cheney's Iran Deal Speech: 'Why Should We Be Listening To You?'

Protestors interrupted an anti-Iran deal speech Dick Cheney was giving at American Enterprise Institute Tuesday, calling the former Vice President a war criminal.

"Why should we be listening to you?" one protestor yelled.

"My generation wants peace, not war," a protestor said. "No more war-mongering. Dick Cheney is a war criminal."

More plus video:

This God guy just doesn’t get how we do the Bible in America.

Vatican to take in two refugee families as Pope calls for 'every religion' to help
The Pontiff continues his outspoken support for migrants by saying says:

‘gospel calls us to be close to the smallest and to the abandoned’


The question is: Who are we now?

"For thousands," writes Mike Barnicle, "life boils down to a simple decision: risk death where they were born or risk death trying to escape." Yet the spectacle on the borders and shores of eastern Europe barely registers here.

America is entranced by the man leading the polls for the Grand Old Party's nomination for president of the United States and who promises to expel millions from this country. That will be a spectacle. He wants to deport them — men, women, and children — to the country a Latina checkout clerk from there recently warned me not to visit "until it's safe." Thousands of fans support Donald Trump for his deportation rhetoric alone. They find him "classy."

Barnicle continues:

In the United States, the calamity consuming Europe is so far just another clip on TV, one more sad story streaming across a screen of a smart phone or a tablet. We have our own problems and our own politicians either trying to light fires or put out one blaze after another over the issue of our own recent immigrants, many here illegally for years without papers.

America sits on its hands. Did we ever lead when it did not involve blowing up things and killing people? One can dimly remember such a spirit, as Barnicle does:

America provided things that form the foundation of who we used to be: the prospect and potential of hope, mercy and freedom for strangers who came carrying not much more than a determination to survive in a big country with a bigger heart.

The question is: Who are we now?

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