Black People : State of the Union or Onion?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Remember when you were about 3 years old and saw and held an onio for the first time

    It was nice and round and had a warm color a nice tan lighter then your hand
    had no smell and had a nice smooth skin

    but when mom or dad where not looking you tried to peel that sucker and

    BHAM!!!!

    something came out of that thing that made you cry!!!

    when you got to the inside,
    the white part, not only did it make yu cry, but when you bit into it,
    it WHOOOOOA!!!

    Politicians are very skillfull at making pomises,
    and if they have a great deal of intelligence,
    are able o tell you every thing you want to hear, with style, warmth and charisma,

    but when one peels back what is realy going on in Washington

    BHAM

    like Marvin Gaye said;

    "Makes you want to Holler, throw up Both Your Hands"

    time to peel back those white layers of the "onion",
    layer after layer and see what is realy there!

    like the appointment of Daley, (JP Morgan)
    like the appointment of Immelt (GE)
    like the appointment of Sperling (Goldman Sachs)
     
  2. larry

    larry Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Agreed. Like the analogy also. I felt what he said was great, only there's no way I can see any of it happening with the present systems / powers / rules / corporations / widespread mindsets in place.

    It'd be great if things could function logically, peacefully, and with proper compassion for one another, but . . . Utopias and meaningful American government that actually works not like a private corporation but a benevolent governing body . . . That sounds a Lot like that onion you referred to in your political analogy.
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    .....First, welcome back brother, its good seeing you posting up again. While I'm not a pundit, I enjoyed hearing the brother speak, but moreover, I'm very glad no one hollowed out this time in total disrespect...Peace In,

     
  4. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I dont know what a pundit is

    do you concider the man who personaly took care of Dr Martin Luther King's family after the assasination with his own funds,
    and ever since to this day,
    has been on the forefront of human rights and internationaly battled against opression and degredation a pundit?

    That elder Black man had something to say about the speech, and the last 2 years.
     
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    The elder is Harry Belafonte,

    and this is what he had to say on Democracy Now yesterday;

    And when you ask me about Barack Obama, it is exactly what happened to Kennedy. We, the American people, made the history of that time come to another place by our passion and our commitment to change. What is saddened—what is sad for this moment is that there is no force, no energy, of popular voice, popular rebellion, popular upheaval, no champion for radical thought at the table of the discourse. And as a consequence, Barack Obama has nothing to listen to, except his detractors and those who help pave the way to his own personal comfort with power—power contained, power misdirected, power not fully engaged. And it is our task to no longer have expectations of him, unless we have forced him to the table and he still resists us. And if he does that, then we know what else we have to do, is to make change completely. But I think he plays the game that he plays because he sees no threat from evidencing concerns for the poor. He sees no threat from evidencing a deeper concern for the needs of black people, as such.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2011/1/26/harry_belafonte_on_obama_he_plays
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Harry Belafonte

     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Update and Celebration!

    Dick Gregory-Barack Obama is President! Now What?





     
  8. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well personaly I would not myself insult brother Gregory's wisdom or timeliness r his power to be current on each and every issue by posting

    archival material

    without taking the time to see what his view of Obama is now

    or his view of the state of the union speech:teach::time:
     
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    Dick Gregory Speaks on Obama's State of the Union Speech, racism & White Priviledge




    http://www.dickgregory.com/index2.html

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  10. Ankhur

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    You know when I have a difference of opinion or view point with someone on the internet or face to face, I have enough testosterone to stand up with the person toe to toe and debate as men without running and hiding in the hallway, but everyone has thier personal style

    The post is about the 2011 State of theUnion Not the 2010,

    and in that one year time;

    Are there black folks happy about losing thier jobs due to outsourcers given preferential treatment from the current adminstration?

    Are there black folks happy to have lost thier homes after seeing the sam folks who actualy caused the houseing bubble, placed in postitions of ower in Washington by the current administration?

    Are there black folks who have homes and have seen their propert values devalue greatly in the past 2 years due to those same gangsta thugs? while the banks they pay thier mortgages to chargwe the same premium after getting bailed out and they cannot get a home improvement loan or a small business loan even witha AAA credit rating?

    Are there black folks happy to see the schools closed in thier neghborhoods ,and the stimulus program used to regentrify black neighborhoods and sell public houseing to private developers?

    Are there black folks still happy in the last year to still see their daughters and sons come home from an undeclared war, dead or a human vegetables or so psychologicaly messed up that thye dont know their own parents children or spouse, except on rare occasions?

    Dick Gregory is a good brother and he has a right to his opinion,

    like the time he said Malcolm's father was not realy a Garveyite, but was actualy a small time gangsta

    yeah, there is a youtube of that speech as well!

     
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