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Gaza’s Red Rose

Gazadaddy1(After the 2nd day of the Israeli assault in Gaza, I wrote this)

Her eyes stare soulless at sky

Five minutes ago she had just finished adding a final touch of red to the rose she drew for the boy she had a crush on

She would’ve picked a living one to give if they grew here

 

Now red drenches her father’s shirt

He is living the horror show of carrying her 7 years young body

As he runs, ducks and shields while trying to keep her organs from spilling out the gaping hole in her belly

His son’s lifeless body he had to leave behind

Riddled by shards of metal and rock and glass

His once soft adolescent face

Now shredded beyond recognition

 

The father runs

Breathing in the obliterated rocks of his homeland

He runs

Coughing unceasingly

He runs

He stops and crouches behind the shell of a bombed pickup truck

Charred black with smoke still rising to the sky

F-16’s fly through

Abusing the sound barrier

Purposely low

Deafening ears

Hastening fear

Tears flow monsoon like

 

And

 

There was no calm before this storm

This has happened everyday in some form

All targets struck

A face

A back

A head

A gut

That’s always been the norm

Exploding homes

Tearful screams

Painful groans

Countless families torn

 

He is close

The hospital is just around the corner

He tells her “We’re almost there, just hold on; hold on”

But he can barely see

He doesn’t know she’s already gone

Or maybe he just hasn’t accepted

Even vain hopes can be strong

 

In the same hand that grips her shoulder

He holds a sheet of paper

Her final act of creativity, inspiration & life

A testament to innocence & young love

 

Catching a minor clean breath

He stands up and runs

Zig zag courage in the hail from guns

He runs

Guided by love

Chanting in Quranic tongue

He runs

He turns

He arrives and cries for help

But his cries only become another heart-wrenching note

In the orchestra of wailing souls already echoing each other

 

Harmonizing hymns of the violently oppressed

To his left

Legless screams

To his right a final breath

Blood pools the floor

In this communion of death

 

He looks into her eyes and cannot protest

Soulless she stares

He knows she has left

 

He kisses her forehead

Pulls her to his heart

And rocks her back and forth

A final dance of mourning

He rocks

 

Deeply embedded in his pain is a subtle joy in knowing that she is now unlocked

 

He rocks

She is free

He rocks

There is no clock

To the floor her insides drop

He rocks

 

Doctors gently pry her from his bosom

His mouth is wide with a soundless cry

They guide him to a seat

Soul shocked stare from his eyes

There isn’t a human in sight that could not empathize

 

 

But across the borders

There are too many humans without sight

They cheer under a shield

And justify

Too many non-humans with political stripes and gripes

And they justify

 

But there is no justification for this

There is no political pundit puppetry that can justify this

There are no words from an “expert” in Middle East history that can justify this

There is no amount of research into “who started it” that can justify this

Agreements between colonial oppressors

do not justify this

Any scratches from the cornered cat, guided or misguided, do not justify this

There are no quotes from any Rabbis or Imams that can justify this

There is no Holy Book, on the planet or above it, that can justify this

And if there is, then that book is far from Holy

 

Only hate can justify this

 

 

Little girls and boys no nothing of hate

Until you teach them

They no nothing of oppression until you beat them

They are born already knowing how to love

They do not need to be taught this

It comes as natural as play on a sunny day

In a grassy colorful playground full of swings and monkey bars

Or in a dusty field of mines and rusty motars

 

Which children desire to play the most?

Which children laugh with the most spark?

Which children are the most adored?

Which children love their parents with most heart?

 

Which parents grieve the deepest

After seeing their child blown apart?

 

Israeli? Palestinian? Iranian? Lybian? Egyptian? Native American? African American? Euro-American?

Nigerian? Kenyan? European? Brazilian? Columbian? Haitian? Australian? Ukrainian? Russian? Tibetan? Chinese? Japanese? Korean? Cambodian? Indonesian? Papuan?

 

Tell me

Whose love for the children is the most real?

Whose pain at their deaths are the most valid?

 

Powerless and drained

The father’s body goes limp as he faints out of consciousness.

The tightly clinched paper with his daughter’s final work of art falls to the floor

His compassionate doctor picks it up and opens to see

A stick figure masterpiece of a small Palestinian girl

Handing a giant halo hearted red rose

To a smiling solider who is Israeli

-Kamau Bakari Abayomi

Ka Mau – Shift (Lyrical Breakdown)


Peace. Those whom are familiar with the rhymes and poems I write know that I touch on multiple subjects and hit them from multiple levels. I’m aware that all the levels can be difficult to catch, so in an effort to bring further awareness and clarity to the complex nature of the reality that I address in my music, I’ve decided to do a lyrical breakdown of my recent song/video release. Shift produced by my homie Karsten here in Bali, is one of my favorite of the songs I’ve recorded relatively recently. Every single line has meaning, so allow me to break the lyrics in the first verse down, providing links where you can go further into the subject where needed.

Ka Mau – Shift
1st Verse:

“Twin sun gravity gunshots begun
Power of slugs
See ‘em approach as one
Nowhere to run
3 weeks soon come…”

Over the past few years, the number of asteroids and comets entering Earth’s neighborhood and meteors entering the atmosphere have been steadily increasing and as of the last year and a half, increased dramatically. New asteroids are just being discovered in short periods of time before they whiz by the Earth by a cosmic hair. There is a theory that proposes that we live in a binary star system, meaning our sun has a companion star or a “twin”. When this twin sun makes its closest pass, it goes through the Oort Cloud, which exists on outside of our solar system. The pass of this sun sends cometary bodies into the inner solar system. Is this what is happening now?  More info: http://www.sott.net/article/254162-Nemesis-The-Suns-Evil-Twin-Brother

“…Fate up in our face
Who will feed the forked tongue…”

With unavoidable change to our planet upon us, will give in to fear and “feed the forked tongue”.  “Forked tongue” is a double entendre referencing the snakes in suits and information put in the sphere about the hyperdimensional beings known as “reptilians”, who have been described as beings that derive nourishment from the energy emitted from fear.  More info: http://veilofreality.com/2013/09/11/ufos-aliens-and-the-question-of-contact-v2-0-full-length/

“Decisions are overdue
Judgement is daily
Future ain’t written
Prophecies are maybes
Possible timelines
Unwritten dealings
Revelations given to prevent self fulfilling…”

As I see it, with each individual and collective choice we move towards a potential individual and collective outcome. Everyday we are making choices and those choices are judgements. Time is not a linear fixed phenomenon, thus the future is a series of potentials. Our activity or inactivity can determine the accuracy of prophecies, which peer into potential futures. I think the individual and collective awareness can also accelerate or decelerate cycles that seem to be fixed.

“The last days of an age inside the maze
Sing freedom break bars and escape the cage…”

Change is occurring without a doubt, but it would be very foolish to think one day everyone will just “wake up” and “get it”. Individually and collectively a choice must be made to be free. But before that choice to be free can be made, we have to first see how we are not free, on on every level of our being. Once we can see that and get to the root of how we’ve been enslaved, then we can begin the work towards being free. More info: http://www.amazon.com/The-Paradigm-Conspiracy-Systems-Potential/dp/1568382081

“Machine feel the rage of humanity
Condemned by political men wearing the mask of sanity…”

The Mask of Sanity is a book by Hervey Cleckley and goes in depth about the nature psychopaths, psychopathy and how they blend into society, passing for normal human beings. The subject of psychopathy is that topic sitting untouched (with the exception of a few recent shallow scratches into the mainstream) in public discourse, yet once you look into it, you will see is at the core of humanity’s self-destructive course. Through theiir total lack of compassion and empathy, coupled with a ruthless lust for power and control, they have risen into high positions within politics, law enforcement, business and finance where they insert their inhumane way of being into social structures, forcing the mass amounts of a population to conform to the psychopaths virus like ways of being. You can get The Mask of Sanity as a free download here, as well as loads of information on the subject: http://www.cassiopaea.com/cassiopaea/psychopath.htm

“Streets with profanity
Task is enormous…”

The streets of the world are shouting, “Fuck This Shit”, but the task is so enormous that it will take alot more than just taking to the streets.

“Slash through the tyranny
Embrace what’s before us…”

We MUST accept the fact that total tyranny IS staring at us and expose it for what is it.. We as a collective must embrace the predicament we are in and stop the denial.

“Galaxy adores us
Choice in our palms
Either perish on our knees or evolve beyond”

We are in possession of free will. It is at the heart of creativity and its true expression. It exists on an individual and a collective level, but it must be developed and strengthened by removing the psychological/social barriers that prevent its true expression. As individuals choose to evolve to higher states of awareness and being, they become more aligned with the laws of allowance and choice. They recognize that all of what we are experiencing are lessons on the journey of Higher Self knowledge, and so they will not seek to impose anything on another being. At the same time, a deeper understanding of the statement, “We all are one”  is seen and experienced. While the experience of their personal reality will shift, the nature of the collective reality, which is formed by the collective consciousness, will still remain as it is and so these these individuals offer themselves service to the whole. They present knowledge and opportunities for others to affirm their soul right of free will and to make an informed choice.

Chorus:

You can see it in the streets/Feel it in the air
Feel it within/Let it begin and shift…

Clear my eyes so I can see…..and shift
Clear my ears so I can hear…..and shift
Cleanse my heart so I can know and love
Flow from above/ Flight like a dove

The “Clear my eyes so I can see…hear…know and love” is taken from the “Prayer of the Soul” which is part of a powerful breathing and meditation that do called: Eiriu Eolas It is a meditation that has been very helpful in assisting in the process of shifting.

Peace,

Ka Mau

At 17

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At 17

When I was 17 I smoked weed

A lot

We’d say, “A blunt a day keeps the doctor away”

And it was far from any act of rebellion

I just blew big like EVERY other 17 year old I knew

…and it wasn’t just an Oakland thing.

At Berkeley High even the teachers got high

All up in the art class Ms. Lucy in the Sky

All my artwork questioned “why?”

Hit the house parties in Piedmont

White boy weed made us fly.

Same shit in the city

5 story mansion in Pacific Heights

Parents out of town….and you know how rich white girls get down

(Wait that was a stereotype)

A bush of green out the closet for the crew of boys so brown and after that…

….well you know how rich white girls get down

(Oops sorry…that was a stereotype)

 

But the American dream deems there are two different 17s

One for Julie and Brad

Another for Iyesha and Hakeem

One that slaps the wrist on a first offense and chalks it up to growing pains

Another that chains the wrist with no offense and chalks up a growing slain

“Brad’s a good kid…. he just made a mistake, a minor teenage stain

Hakeem can’t be a good kid….look at his clothes…he must be in a gang”

Julie goes gothic dark spiked hair and boots

Out in the park drinking all night

Home at dawn cursing her parents on sight

“Oh but don’t worry….it’s just a phase, she’ll grow out of it.

Her GPA is high so we don’t doubt it.”

Iyesha goes to a party in trendy Nikki type pink

She doesn’t like alcohol but she’ll nurse one drink

Slightly tipsy less shy

She loves to dance and he’s a cute guy

Eyes clear breath fresh he isn’t drunk or high

The beats go berserk

Feet go to work

And since it’s the new thang, she turns around and twerks

Secure in her body

 Just letting it flow

Willful and skillful

It’s captured on video

Youtube upload uh oh here we go

“That girl’s a prostitute! A slut! A bitch! A Hoe!

No future for that child except on a pole

Wait, did you say her GPA is 4.00?!

Well….So!!!!!!”

 

The American dream deems there are two different 17s

One for Julie and Brad

Another for Iyesha and Hakeem

One that slaps the wrist on a first offense and chalks it up to growing pains

Another that chains the wrist with no offense and chalks up a growing slain

 

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90% of the music I listened to was rap.

Same as ALL of my friends….

I had about 4 or 5 different hooded sweatshirts to rock

My jeans were baggy and they sagged on my ass

My mama struggled with finance

We were considered low class

In a pipe I’d pack a bit of hash and inhale

Eyes red but my mind a lot clearer

Press play

Reciting Mobb Deep gangsta raps in the mirror

 

(Seriously though, what teenage male has never imitated being a tough guy in the mirror?!)

 

The poetry of teen life

The conflicting search for what is right

Lost and found directions

The hide and seek of my own light

My teeth went white gold

Sometimes dice rolls

Other times chess

And yes there were fights but what does that really suggest?

It’s just the process of transformation

From a boy to a man

The only difference is when I was going through it there were no webcams

I wasn’t socially conditioned to post my loneliness and depressions to be “liked”

I wasn’t coerced to record and upload my dreams and nightmares every night

My joys and pains

My comforts and insecurities

My epiphanies and confusions

My reality my illusions

My successes my fails

My rage and suicidal thoughts

My creative set sail against the hate I fought

My growing life was not put on blast for the world to judge

And leave a comment on

And find entertainment value in

I was still, somewhat, allowed to be a kid

 

Where would you be if it had been plucked before you bloomed?

Imagine a man taking a razor and cutting open a caterpillar’s cocoon

Pouring its metamorphosis on a table

Condemning it “ugly”

Saying it deserved to die because it didn’t have pretty wings

Think

What if somebody shot and killed you at 17?

 

Creativity & Sharing @HUBUD 20×20 Pecha Kucha

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Peace to HUBUD for inviting me to share words at the Ubud 20×20 event this past Tuesday at Betelnut. It was a great night and experience for me. Here’s a few excerpts:

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Ka Mau – Know Thy Self…….and the Power of the “Like” Button

Know Thy Self Art

Peace Family. It’s been a cool minute since I’ve posted here. Life is busily flowing along with much creative purpose and it’s most definitely taking me on the ride in the best if ways. I’m completing or nearly complete with a few projects that I feel very good about and I hope you will be as well. First is the maxi-single ‘Know Thy Self’. This is a project done in collaboration with dj/producer Jedimonk from Jakarta who felt so inspired by the lyrics that he knocked out 3 different versions of the song. Here it is for your downloading and meditative listening experience.

Ka Mau – Know Thy Self (The Jedimonk Mixes)

Now, I would like to touch a little bit on the workings of soundcloud and how the little heart button and comment section play into the success of songs and artists. While this post can also be applied to youtube, facebook, etc. I’m using soundcloud because it is a format many people are using to get their music out, myself included.

Okay, check out this song posted on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/riff-raff-terror-wrist-prod-by  What’s the first thing you notice when you clicked the link? The number of comments right? Then, if that cover graphic didn’t catch your eye, you may have looked at the stats for the song. How many people played it, liked it, reposted it and commented on it. Now as you can hear, that song is complete trash and yet it has so many comments and likes. Of those comments, I’d say a majority of people probably gave the song a listen, “liked” and commented on the song because they saw others had also done that. Had that song not had a few initial comments and likes, people would’ve skipped right over it. Irregardless of the quality of his music, he has supporters and they have elevated him to the point of now being signed to the label of one of the biggest producers in the music industry right now.

How does that song relate to what I’m doing? Not in the slightest bit. I create songs to bring greater awareness and insight in to life. To inspire original thought and creative action, completely opposite from what Riff Raff is doing. It’s the stats on the song that is of interest to me. Event organizers, promoters, booking agents and media outlets, care more about the stats/popularity, even more than they do the actual quality of music. If bullshit “artist” has 1000 likes and comments on a bullshit song and a real artist has a wonderful song but only 20 likes and 3 comments, then the assumption made is that no one really likes the real artist and these industry individuals will overlook that artist and contact the bullshit artist. This is the importance and power of being that spark of support. A few small sparks can turn into a full blown wildfire. When people see the song has many comments and likes, they are far more likely to give the song a good listen and add on to its success.

So I’m asking you, lover of quality music, lover of style and substance, to assist me in the process of getting quality music out there. Go on to soundcloud and click that pretty little heart button and also to leave a comment. It helps to magnetize the song and draw other people in. Know Thy Self is a song meant to give insight into who we truly are in the grand scheme of life, from the macrocosm to microcosm….physical to metaphysical. It is a song that speaks to us as being much greater than just our human form. It is a song that sets the intention of inspiring a person to remember and tune in to the true Self…….and it is a song that should have just as many, if not much more likes and comments than that Riff Raff monstrosity. The ONLY way good music with substance gets out there, is if the people whom appreciate it, take the small 20 seconds of time to click a little button, leave a comment of love and share it. These small actions go a very long way when added up. Thank you very much for your support! https://soundcloud.com/pitchblackgold/ka-mau-know-thy-self-jedimonk 

Peace,

Kamau

Our Ancestors Will NOT “Roll in Their Graves” If We Don’t Vote…..They Will If We Do!

Maya Angelou just sent me an email. She really did. She wrote,

“My grandmother and my uncle experienced circumstances that would break your heart. when they went to vote, they were asked impossible questions like, “How many angles can dance on the head of a pin?” When they couldn’t answer, they couldn’t vote. I once debated with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. about whether an African-American would ever be elected president. He believed it would happen within the next 40 years at the time – I believed it would never happen in my lifetime. I have never been happier to have been proven wrong. And since President Obama’s historic election, we’ve moved forward in courageous and beautiful ways. More students can afford college, and more families have access to affordable health insurance. Women have greater opportunities to get equal pay for equal work. Yet as Rev. King wrote,”All progress is precarious.” So don’t sit there on the sidelines. Don’t hesitate. Don’t have any regrets. Vote.” -Maya Angelou

Thank you Mama Maya for all of your efforts to represent and see the best in Black people progress and elevate. As an honorable elder, I give you all the due respect your life has earned, but to say we have moved forward in “courageous and beautiful ways” since Obama has been elected is deeply irresponsible at best. While I know you have the purest of intentions and may honestly believe those words, you are just wrong with your assertion. I must ask the question, what world you are looking at? Is this truly the world that you see? If it is, it’s far different from the one I see, or the one people in Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Palestine, Iran see. Does my child getting more money for college negate the fact someone else’s child with never get the opportunity to a life, because a missile just ended it?

This post is a critique of Obama’s policies, thus far, in comparison to what our ancestors said and did. Like Maya Angelou, there are many people echoing the same sentiment of blind, turn-the-other-cheek support, despite the fact that Obama continued, on a much greater scale, everything Bush had done. Along with that, everywhere read of a Black man or woman whom has opened their eyes to see the puppet show circus that the 2012 presidential election for what it is, I read of these individuals being treated as if they are somehow traitors to their people and disrespecting their/our forefathers and mothers legacy, by choosing to opt out. Rap Artist Lupe Fiasco, who did not vote for Obama in 2008, has said that he does not believe in the presidential voting system at all (He supports voting locally, as I also do) and for his open anti-voting stance, he was openly criticized and criticized in discussions all over the place. I read in forums and in posts from friends on Facebook, how they refuse to vote in this election because Romney is obviously not getting their vote, and they cannot in good conscious vote for Obama, who is so clearly just a more charming and swagged out version of his opponent. They also get emotion-based assumptions and opinions tossed their way. “A Black man comes to power and Black people start hating.” No, not hating at all. This is actually love. This is a critique of what he has done in relation to the goal of true universal freedom, justice and equality.

Again, I support voting on local measures and local officials, specifically outside of the republicrat party, -you can actually hold them accountable and pie them easily if they mess up- but for the sake of this writing, we will deal with the national election for president. I’m not going to touch on the fact that there are four other candidates running or how blindly Americans except the Two-Party system as the ONLY option in a “democracy” where we have “freedom of choice”. I’m just going to deal with the Obama apologists and their two primary illogical reasons for choosing to continue their support for this farce.

Illogical Reason #1 – “Our ancestors would roll in their graves if we don’t vote” (for Obama of course)

Of all the reasons thrown out as to why we should vote in this presidential election, this is the most annoying. Don’t choose a candidate because you have studied the issues, the candidate’s positions on the issues and from an informed position, make a choice or choose neither….No, vote for one or the other (actually, vote for Obama) because our ancestors fought for our right to vote, even if you don’t agree with him at all. The ancestral guilt trip might actually be valid, if it weren’t for two simple facts. The first being that voting wasn’t the primary reason they were fighting. Freedom, justice and equality, of which voting was tool towards, was the reason. Two, if the leaders whom were alive at that time were alive today, NONE OF THEM would be going along with this rigged game show. Voting on a local level has a real impact, but none of them would be casting a vote for a democrat or a republican president because they would clearly see no difference between them. They would be in vocal and active protest, calling foul. Let us review a bit of history and read what our ancestors ACTUALLY SAID and based on that decide if they would be casting a vote for Obama, if they were alive today and standing in our current crossroad.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Now we all already know that Dr. King was the primary activist in getting the voting rights act passed in 1965, so the question we must ask is, would he be voting for Obama?

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.” -Dr. MLK Jr. from “A Letter From Birmingham Jail

….Concerning Guantanamo Prison, where hundreds were/are being detained and many tortured, without ever having received any kind of due process, Obama said he would immediately close the prison when he became president, but what he did was quite the opposite. Guantanamo is still active with no sign of closing, but it was the American people that allowed him to go back on his promise, and that neglect on the American people’s part has inevitably led to the boogeyman out there, becoming the boogeyman within and President Obama signed NDAA.

“As in so many past experiences, our hopes had been blasted, and the shadow of deep disappointment settled upon us. We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community. Mindful of the difficulties involved, we decided to undertake a process of self-purification. We began a series of workshops on nonviolence, and we repeatedly asked ourselves: “Are you able to accept blows without retaliating?” “Are you able to endure the ordeal of jail?” We decided to schedule our direct-action program for the Easter season, realizing that except for Christmas, this is the main shopping period of the year. Knowing that a strong economic-withdrawal program would be the by-product of direct action, we felt that this would be the best time to bring pressure to bear on the merchants for the needed change.” Dr. MLK Jr.

“As President of our country and Commander in Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things everyday….and I will always defend their right to do so.” – Barack Obama to the UN

…..Then why the hell did you sign that anti-protesting legislation into law?!? Now seriously, would Dr. King be okay with that? Would he cast a vote for Obama, knowing that he signed into law a bill that made it a federal offense to protest anywhere near any elites whom have secret service agent protection. Would he vote for a man who signed a law that made it illegal to do the very actions that earned us to right to vote in the first place? Think about that. Would Dr. King and all the Freedom Marchers “roll over in their graves” if you did not vote for Obama or would they roll over if you did? I’m not going even get into Dr. King’s foreign policy versus Obamney’s. Dr King would NOT be supporting this election. Let’s move on to another famous ancestor…

Malcolm X

Okay now, c’mon….this is Malcolm X we’re talking about. How could anybody whom has read any of Brother Malcolm’s writing and/or listened to his speeches even think for one second that he would cast a vote for Obama? I mean for real, do I really need to pull quotes for this one? Just listen…….seriously though.

Fannie Lou Hamer

“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!” -Fannie Lou Hamer

Meet Monsanto’s Number One Lobbyist!

Meet the Obama appointees:

*At the USDA, as the director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Roger Beachy, former director of the Monsanto Danforth Center.

*As deputy commissioner of the FDA, the new food-safety-issues czar, the infamous Michael Taylor, former vice-president for public policy for Monsanto. Taylor had been instrumental in getting approval for Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone.

*As commissioner of the USDA, Iowa governor, Tom Vilsack. Vilsack had set up a national group, the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership, and had been given a Governor of the Year Award by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, whose members include Monsanto.

*As the new Agriculture Trade Representative, who would push GMOs for export, Islam Siddiqui, a former Monsanto lobbyist.

*As the new counsel for the USDA, Ramona Romero, who had been corporate counsel for another biotech giant, DuPont.

*As the new head of the USAID, Rajiv Shah, who had preciously worked in key positions for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of GMO agriculture research. (Look deeper into Mr. and Mrs. Gates foundation motives here)

*We should also remember that Obama’s secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, once worked for the Rose law firm. That firm was counsel to Monsanto.

*Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan, as federal solicitor general, had previously argued for Monsanto in the Monsanto v. Geertson seed case before the Supreme Court.

…..Fannie Lou would NOT vote Obama.

W.E.B Du Bois

I have no advice for others in this election. Are you voting Democratic? Well and good; all I ask is why? Are you voting for Eisenhower and his smooth team of bright ghost writers? Again, why? Will your helpless vote either way support or restore democracy to America? Is the refusal to vote in this phony election a counsel of despair? No, it is dogged hope. It is hope that if twenty-five million voters refrain from voting in 1956 because of their own accord and not because of a sly wink from Khrushchev, this might make the American people ask how much longer this dumb farce can proceed without even a whimper of protest. – W.E.B Du Bois from “Why I Won’t Vote

“The two parties have combined against us to nullify our power by a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ of non-recognition, no matter how we vote … May God write us down as asses if ever again we are found putting our trust in either the Republican or the Democratic Parties.” — W.E.B. DuBois (1922)   {I tried to find where this quote came from but couldn’t. It’s a dope quote anyways so I posted it}

I can continue with others, but it’s not necessary. You see, based on what they said and their actions, our iconic ancestors would not have voted for corporatist-militarist-Obama. Nor would they have let the situation get this far down the gutter to begin with, if they were faced with it. They wouldn’t have let up on the Bush administration. They would have been intelligent and critical enough and to pass the litmus test of 9/11. When Obama continued the Bush policy of bank bailouts, despite the huge public disagreement, they would’ve done as Iceland did, intelligently and non-violently remove their government and establish a new one. Where have we heard that “remove the government” type thought before?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” -Preamble to the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are void documents that are now almost completely meaningless. Without making any amendments they’ve legislatively poked loopholes through every centimeter of the documents and filled them with good old fashioned American wealth hording, fear mongering and Bernaysian- apathy. This entire political system has been completely bought under Obama’s watch and to nothing but the sounds of crickets from the masses of Americans. When the Occupy movement jumped off in an attempt to address all of these issues, where were we as Black folk? For the most part sitting back saying, “Now you know how we feel?”

Our ancestors had far more courage to get out in the streets, continuously, and face the psychopaths in police uniforms and the psychopaths in suit and ties until they reached their goal. For our ancestors, voting was an act of rebellion, as was the fight to have that right. Today, to vote for Obama is anything but an act of rebellion, it is an act of acquiescence. It’s a co-sign for continuing the agenda of war around the world and the war on the non-elite citizens at home.  It is a denial of personal power and collective ability to DO as our ancestors did in addressing the injustices, broken promises and outright lies, exposing those committing the injustices and making new decisions, no matter how difficulty they may appear to be. It is a full acceptance of defeat.

Illogical Reason #2 – “I Just Like Seeing a Black Man as President.”

My eyes did water up slightly when the newly elected family walked out onto that stage back in 2008. How could they not have, it WAS a beautiful sight with so much legacy behind it. Even knowing what I knew about who he was truly working for, at that moment I had to put that aside. My only thought though was for him to do what he promised during his campaign, and DID have the power to do. I went from being 100% skeptical, to allowing my cultural pride and emotional optimism to drop that number down to being 90% skeptical. I sipped some hope/change juice and was a lil tipsy….that is until the moment I knew, with 100% certainty, that he wouldn’t prosecute anyone in the Bush admin. While I can acknowledge the cultural pride that comes with having a Black man and family in the White House, I can also acknowledge that the position of POTUS is essentially a puppet position. It represents the interests of elites, the “haves and have mores” whom live in gated communities far removed from any of the “99%”.  George W. Bush showed and proved this fact. I’m pretty sure you can agree that “because he is Black” is a lame ass reason to vote for the person who is supposedly going to represent for 300 million people and save the Titanic that is America. I don’t need to go too deep on this. I’m just going to give you a quote from a REAL BLACK LEADER.

“The policy of killing that is being carried out by President Obama has wiped out all of the moral credit that Black America accrued over their years of resistance to slavery, Jim Crow, racism, poverty, and militarism. The world understood that Black Americans had a different set of values. That they were against wars, against interference in the affairs of other countries, against imperialism, against colonialism, and against White Supremacy. Now, too many Black Americans cheer a President who defends targeted assassination, drone wars in Africa and elsewhere around the world, boots on the ground globally for the military-industrial-complex, and even torture. Sadly, now much of Black America has chosen to abdicate its moral responsibility and spend whatever moral credit they have earned globally in support of an African descendant President who has ripped to shreds the Bill of Rights, damaged life for tens of thousands of innocent individuals here and abroad hurt by the policies of this Administration, not to mention those who have been killed and will be deformed due to the massive depleted uranium being used.” -Cynthia McKinney  (Full interview HERE)

Solutions?

Of course one would then say, “if not Obama, then who?” To that I say, YOU and YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY! Dead the savior complex and the insanity of continuing to year after year decide between the “lesser of two evils”. I can see how the country and world got hoodwinked in 2008. The PTB were extremely slick in presenting Obama to the public, they knew he would gain Christhood from the public and that would pacify the pervasive revolutionary spirit that had built up under the Bush years. People have been long conditioned to give their power to authority figures, our school systems are set up for that. We must break that conditioning. They are put their by the people to serve the people, not themselves. Most of those high position politicians care more about winning the control and power game, than they do about you or me, so whether Obama is a willing, properly groomed puppet or an honest politician who got turned to the darkside of the force, or he is sincerely trying to change and just can’t do it, the fact is, thus far, he IS following the agenda of psychopathic globalists. I know the powers that be will keep the Obama train rolling, Romney would be far too messy. They much prefer the population to be willful participants in the enslavement process, receiving just enough token measures to keep them from rebelling in any threatening way.

Now is a time to increase one’s self-knowledge and community bonds, through the sharing of information and resources. Our ancestors were not only successful in the civil rights movement because of their determination, they were successful because of their unity and collective will. There are so many laws (that Obama has signed) that has put a huge wall in front of the efforts of community organizing. These laws are all mentioned in links above. These laws MUST be repealed  and until they are, communities MUST insist that local governments refuse to recognize these unconstitutional laws. This is most important to have on full strength as the game winds down.

In the strengthening of community bonds, the police MUST be dealt with.  Nationwide, police forces have been fully ponerized. “When something or someone has become “ponerized” in its strictest sense, it means that the person or group can no longer make the distinction between healthy and pathological thought processes and logic. One is no longer able to draw a line between correct thinking and deviate thinking.” These police officers are in full service to the state and not the people. They now have military toys, uniforms and they will soon to be getting drones, all under the guise of fighting “terror”. They already see us as enemies whom need to be kept in line and they take delight in their power to do so. I won’t pretend to know how to deal with that, I just know it must be dealt with.

If you believe Obama to be one who is truly trying to work within the system, then you should be pulling him back to the will of the people every single time is looks to sway to corporate interests and check the shit out of him when he does. He did say in his speech after being elected, that it would take the people, as a whole, to make the change happen. True, it has ALWAYS been on the people, to check these career politicians (in every branch of government) and remove any of them, through a precise manner that begins grassroots and extends out. When they do not follow the will of the people whom elected them, when they consistently cater to money and corporate lobbyist, they must be exposed and withdrawn from office. Corporations must also be exposed for what they are. Since they are legally a “person”, and are treated as such under law, they must be shown to be the parasitic psychopathic “people” that they are and put in check.

The criteria for serving the public in an elected or appointed position must also change. Anyone serving public office, from the police to the president, must pass psychological testing from multiple independent psychologists. We have a serious problem with psychopaths in power at every level of society. So much so that the system honors and respects psychopathic traits and the laws the manifest from them. Just like athletes must do consistent testing to ensure they are not using enhancement drugs, politicians should be consistently tested to ensure that they are still psychological fit to serve. Another note, no one in government should have a lifetime position, NO ONE. The Supreme Court is a horrible joke….and the Two Party system is an illusion that must end.

All of the above are general things that should be done (along with a lot more) and will only be initiated and supported by the people whom decide to wake up to the fact that there IS an agenda at play to completely enslave and control every aspect of the life of the population and the polarity games only serve to distract. No real change can happen if people cannot wake up to this basic fact. It’s no longer a behind closed doors thing, it’s in plain sight, but so many of us are still taking things at face value. Before we can properly walk the road to solutions, real solutions, must bring to light the real problems.

Truth to you.

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