A lot of folks tend to view current events without any understanding of history. They take everything at face value and form opinions that are totally uninformed and pathetic. The way Africa is portrayed in the Western media provides a case in point. This very short clip can provide a starting point for anyone interested in getting a fuller understanding of why there are so many divisions in the Motherland….
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes.
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–
I, too, am America.
I asked you who is the lesser evil when even the Washington Post posits Hillary Clinton to the “political right” of Trump on international issues?
And you responded: “So I guess I should vote for Trump?”
“Solitude is used to teach us how to live with other people. Rage is used to show us the infinite value of peace. Boredom is used to underline the importance of adventure & spontaneity. Silence is used to teach us to use words responsibly. Tiredness is used so that we can understand the value of waking up. Illness is used to underline the blessing of good health. Fire is used to teach us about water. Earth is used so that we can understand the value of air. Death is used to show us the importance of life.”
– Paulo Coelho
Artist Molly Crabapple has collaborated with Jay Z to make a short animated film chronicling the failures of the drug war.
The project shows how the drug war disproportionally affects minority communities in the US, even as many states are decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana. They address the fact that even as law enforcement continues to target minorities, the legal marijuana industry is already excluding them (as well as anyone who doesn’t have sufficient financial backing). The disproportionate number of drug arrests in minority communities has left many people with convictions, prohibiting them from participating in the legal weed industry.
The American people are again fully enthralled in the puppet show of national elections, and while arguments grow ever-more heated and partisan, the fact remains that no matter which way we vote there will remain a deeper state which represents the real and unchanging forces driving the destiny of this country and of the world.
Even veteran politician such as the constitutionally minded Ron Paul have publicly stated that your vote doesn’t matter as long as the ‘Deep State’ continues to exist, living off of funds siphoned from taxpayers and scuttled into covert, black-ops and secret budgets.
The elections don’t matter. This is a ritual that we go through… My belief is that the control is the Deep State, and people have to realize that. ~ Ron Paul