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From A Friend.....About The Flag, Military, National Anthem and Being Black

"I served my four years in the Air Force I love my country to death and wouldn't want to live anywhere else but that flag and the national anthem doesn't represent me (because) you're still treated like excuse my language a n***a.

I don't care how long you served in the military or if you fought for your country you Black and you always will be to the White man.

You don't walk around with I served my country for 20 or 30 years on your back to ID yourself so you still just the black man to them. I still get pulled over in my Cadillac at 2 am ET in the morning coming home from work because I'm black no other reason not speeding or breaking any laws.

So bottom line why should I respect something that does not respect me. And some military people say if it wasn't for the military I wouldn't be where I am -- You work for that, they didn't give it to you for free."


That's REAL TALK, Right There!!!

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:30 PM (1 replies)

#FYI -- The NFL Is A PRIVATE EMPLOYER.....That....

Contracts with associated players. Contractors across the league as of Sunday (and may exist for other Sunday's in the future), have allowed its associated contractees to express by kneeling, locking arms or other means their opposition to what was recently Tweeted and verbally expressed by Trump. End of story. Time to move on.

Whoever cannot understand the above should be ignored, including the so-called Cheeto of the United States.
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Mon Sep 25, 2017, 01:18 PM (0 replies)

The First White President - Masterfully Written Article In The Atlantic By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Be Forewarned: This Truth Written Will Make You Uncomfortable and That Is The Point.

As To Not Confront What Has Occurred In Allowing The First White President Into The Most Powerful Position In The Land - The President of The United States - and the Continual Denial For Comfort and Sensibilities - The Heirloom Factor That Placed Him In That Position - Is Frankly BS People of Color Must Refuse To Allow To Be Continually Shoved Under The Table......

From The Masterful Generation X African-American Writer: TA-NEHISI COATES

It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared the grounds for Trump’s forefathers and barred others from it.

Once upon the field, these men became soldiers, statesmen, and scholars; held court in Paris; presided at Princeton; advanced into the Wilderness and then into the White House. Their individual triumphs made this exclusive party seem above America’s founding sins, and it was forgotten that the former was in fact bound to the latter, that all their victories had transpired on cleared grounds. No such elegant detachment can be attributed to Donald Trump—a president who, more than any other, has made the awful inheritance explicit.

His political career began in advocacy of birtherism, that modern recasting of the old American precept that black people are not fit to be citizens of the country they built. But long before birtherism, Trump had made his worldview clear. He fought to keep blacks out of his buildings, according to the U.S. government; called for the death penalty for the eventually exonerated Central Park Five; and railed against “lazy” black employees. “Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” Trump was once quoted as saying. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” After his cabal of conspiracy theorists forced Barack Obama to present his birth certificate, Trump demanded the president’s college grades (offering $5 million in exchange for them), insisting that Obama was not intelligent enough to have gone to an Ivy League school, and that his acclaimed memoir, Dreams From My Father, had been ghostwritten by a white man, Bill Ayers.

It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true—his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power. Trump inaugurated his campaign by casting himself as the defender of white maidenhood against Mexican “rapists,” only to be later alleged by multiple accusers, and by his own proud words, to be a sexual violator himself. White supremacy has always had a perverse sexual tint. Trump’s rise was shepherded by Steve Bannon, a man who mocks his white male critics as “cucks.”

The word, derived from cuckold, is specifically meant to debase by fear and fantasy—the target is so weak that he would submit to the humiliation of having his white wife lie with black men. That the slur cuck casts white men as victims aligns with the dicta of whiteness, which seek to alchemize one’s profligate sins into virtue. So it was with Virginia slaveholders claiming that Britain sought to make slaves of them. So it was with marauding Klansmen organized against alleged rapes and other outrages. So it was with a candidate who called for a foreign power to hack his opponent’s email and who now, as president, is claiming to be the victim of “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”

In Trump, white supremacists see one of their own. Only grudgingly did Trump denounce the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, one of its former grand wizards—and after the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, Duke in turn praised Trump’s contentious claim that “both sides” were responsible for the violence.

To Trump, whiteness is neither notional nor symbolic but is the very core of his power. In this, Trump is not singular. But whereas his forebears carried whiteness like an ancestral talisman, Trump cracked the glowing amulet open, releasing its eldritch energies. The repercussions are striking: Trump is the first president to have served in no public capacity before ascending to his perch. But more telling, Trump is also the first president to have publicly affirmed that his daughter is a “piece of ass.” The mind seizes trying to imagine a black man extolling the virtues of sexual assault on tape (“When you’re a star, they let you do it”), fending off multiple accusations of such assaults, immersed in multiple lawsuits for allegedly fraudulent business dealings, exhorting his followers to violence, and then strolling into the White House. But that is the point of white supremacy—to ensure that that which all others achieve with maximal effort, white people (particularly white men) achieve with minimal qualification. Barack Obama delivered to black people the hoary message that if they work twice as hard as white people, anything is possible. But Trump’s counter is persuasive: Work half as hard as black people, and even more is possible.

For Trump, it almost seems that the fact of Obama, the fact of a black president, insulted him personally. The insult intensified when Obama and Seth Meyers publicly humiliated him at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2011. But the bloody heirloom ensures the last laugh. Replacing Obama is not enough—Trump has made the negation of Obama’s legacy the foundation of his own. And this too is whiteness. “Race is an idea, not a fact,” the historian Nell Irvin Painter has written, and essential to the construct of a “white race” is the idea of not being a nigger.

Before Barack Obama, niggers could be manufactured out of Sister Souljahs, Willie Hortons, and Dusky Sallys. But Donald Trump arrived in the wake of something more potent—an entire nigger presidency with nigger health care, nigger climate accords, and nigger justice reform, all of which could be targeted for destruction or redemption, thus reifying the idea of being white. Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a black president. And so it will not suffice to say that Trump is a white man like all the others who rose to become president. He must be called by his rightful honorific—America’s first white president.


The four part article/essay is available in audio form here. It is suggested the entire piece is read and/or listened to -- to truly understand how and why Donald Trump is in the office of President of the United States.
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Sep 7, 2017, 11:29 AM (31 replies)

Congressman Tim Ryan Has Got To Go In 2018.....

First, he "Challenged" Minority Leader Pelosi's Leadership Position In The House In 2017, and now this DINO supports Trump's Tax Cuts. Rumor has it he will try to run for POTUS in 2020. This cannot happen. This can never be. Tim Ryan's seat is SAFE DEM and Ohioans, Find A REAL DEMOCRAT to run against Tim Ryan in 2018, ASAP!!!

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) is going against party leaders and calling for a business friendly agenda ahead of the 2018-midterm elections.

“To be competitive globally, we have to reduce the corporate tax rate,” Ryan told The Hill in an interview from his Youngstown, Ohio, district office. “We’re just not competitive globally because of that."

Ryan, a fast-rising Democrat from industrial Ohio, is challenging Democrats to take a different approach to big business and work with corporate America to create jobs.

"We can’t just be the party of redistribution of wealth; we need to be the party of the creation of wealth in communities all over the country, not to just Silicon Valley, not just Wall Street, but all over."

The Democrat raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill last fall when he challenged Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her seat as House Minority Leader. Ryan lost, but he hasn’t stopped calling for new blood to lead Democrats ahead of the 2018-midterm elections.

“There’s no better inside player than Nancy Pelosi and I don’t have any animosity towards her,” Ryan said. “I’m pretty clear that I’ve thought we probably need to go into '18 with a different messenger whether it was me or anybody else.”


http://thehill.com/video/lawmaker-interviews/348776-rising-dem-star-tim-ryan-splits-with-party-endorses-corporate-tax
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Sep 1, 2017, 11:46 AM (8 replies)
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