Friday, May 30, 2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008
But when in battle one must choose to fight smart but you must always fight. For example, you see The Reverend Doctor Jess Watchmebetraythem of the United Fellowship of the Allied Black Conservatives espousing on the need for prayer in schools, how Jesse Jackson is the reason for racial hatred in America and how we don't need social programs such as headstart, job training, medicare and the like. Or we see Minister Kallme Mukammed ( Mukammed means fake, or shirk it's bad...Trust), red, black and green colors proudly displayed,
shouting the call for separation or some racist vile rant! And what's the name of his organization? The International Consolidated Brotherhood Black Panther Party. His programs sounds like the old Nation of Islam's Program but ask someone and he ain't a member, never was a member or was and was expelled. Ask him what Mosque he goes to now?
Has anyone ever checked these people and their parties out? See where they came from? Pulled they ghetto pass, pulled they whole card? Well tell me how do we do that? It doesn't matter if they are liberal or conservative, they have a resume and it is your duty to read it and to check it's references. Why is this important? Because then you have a good idea if these people are legitimate, what their stands on the issues stem from, and how to query them.
Go ask Past President of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence, Elaine Brown and she's never heard of this dude, ask Dr. Angela Davis, never heard of him, Founding members Bobby Seale and David Hillard, who???? Never heard of him, and plus they will all say there is no Black Panther Party anymore.
Legitimacy, Resume, people!
You say you from the South side of Chicago huh? Well, what denomination are you credentialed through pastor? Did you go to a University? Which one? What did you major in? Did You pledge a fraternal organization? Really, Which one? Did you go to the seminary? Pastor such and such went there too, did you know each other? Pastor such and so and Brotha Hustle man do community outreach in your neighborhood but they've never seen you?
See what I mean?
You know, Rev. Jesse Jackson, interned under Dr. King. He pledged Omega Psi Phi, He's an ordained pastor, ran Operation Breadbasket and PUSH/Rainbow. He's a Prince Hall Mason, 32nd degree. He went to seminary at the University of Chicago. He's a life long member of the NAACP. You can check it. Like him or loathe him you know where he came from.
General Colin Powell, Army man most of his life and career, Joint chiefs of Staff, voted Barry Goldwater in 1964, worked in the second Bush administration. Registered Republican although he didn't wear his politics on his sleeve due to a racist police stop in the south. Like him or loathe him you know where he came from. He has an MBA from George Washington University, there is nothing connecting General Powell socially or politically to Afrikan American community on his resume but he is pro-choice on abortion, favors reasonable gun control and is considered a moderate Republican. He also is the first Black Secretary of State, and had some very public disagreements with the Bush Administration. He stated that when the world conference on racism occured America should have had a representative there including one at the Kyoto conference. Maybe, America didn't agree but we should have been there. Like him or Loathe him you know where he's from.
Dr. Condoleeza Rice, born Birmingham, Alabama, University of Denver, Stanford University Provost, belongs to same sorority as guess who Barbara Bush, worked for Chevron Oil, speaks Russian and Spanish, used to be a Democrat but changed affiliations in the 1980's but still worked for Sen. Gary Hart campaign. Is a Presbyterian like her Minister Father. Check her Father's views of Rev. Fred Shuttle worth and the Civil rights advocates in Birmingham where he ministered. Resume, people! Y'all catching on to what I'm groovin on?
Rev. Dr. Jerimiah Wright, Virginia Union University, United States Marine Corps, Howard University, University of Chicago and Union Theological Seminary. United Church of Christ affiliation, community organizer and retired senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Resume People! Like him or loathe him you know where he came from.
Are you with me?
Everyone can be fooled. California State University Long Beach just bounced a teacher who lied on his resume. He embellished!
My resume, Alumnus of Oakwood College now University, Founding member of Long Beach East Arts Village Poets Society, host of Soulstice Poetry open mike, former co-host of Epiphany's Insight with Alice Nichols, Alice the Poet, Founding member of Long Beach Pan African Writers group, studying under Odie Hawkins. I studied vocal performance under Charlotte Regni. Born and Raised in Compton! I belong to Poets for Human Rights, am passionate about local arts causes, local community reflected media and arts programs in school.
So where am I from? You know it!
Any leader should be asked about their credentials, Any Black Leader should definitely be asked! What school? What Church? What Lodge? What Frat, What Sorority? What political offices or community Service?, What Education? What allies and political, religious associations? Then why do you belong? What you don't belong? Why did you leave? How long did you live in this neighborhood? State? Who else have you worked with from that neighborhood? Check how they voted, what they donated money to etc. Check them out! Demand the answers!
Or else any charlatan with a book or something to sell will jockey for space on every pundit circuit. Some of whom will sell us out!
The question must always be asked. Now maybe you don't have the illustrious credentials so what but you should honest and forthright. Maybe, you are just starting your community efforts but if that's the case then you should not be on the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Bill O' Reilly show criticizing and hawking a book!
There I said it!
Be Mindful! Be Prayerful! Be Careful!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Acres may close last chapter
By Karen Robes, Staff Writer
Article Launched: 04/08/2008 06:59:08 AM PDT
Phil and Jackie Smith, owners of Acres of Books on Long Beach Boulevard, have agreed to sell the store s large lot to the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency for about $2.8 million. Relocation plans for the iconic store are uncertain.
LONG BEACH - For locals like Stan Poe and S&e Reed, Acres of Books has been more than a bookstore to them.
The storefront on 240 Long Beach Blvd. has been a longtime source for researchers, writers and book enthusiasts who have combed its acres of dusty shelves for hours hoping to score rare specialized tomes and hard-to-find first editions.
Writer Ray Bradbury once said Acres "is the best walk-through multimedia experience, if not on Earth, if not in all America, at least in the western part of the United States."
"For book lovers, a lot of (coming to Acres) was the experience," Reed said. "You could get a book anywhere, but it's the smell of the bookstore, the smell of the old books, the store cat, the way you can get lost in it and escape the everyday. It's so much more than getting a book. It's the book-buying, book-browsing experience and Acres is one of the last places to do so."
But the iconic bookstore with a million books may have penned the ending to its storied life.
After more than four decades at the site, owners Phil and Jackie Smith have agreed to sell the 12,000-square-foot lot for about $2.8 million to the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency.
The property on which Acres sits is slated to be part of a proposed mixed-use project bordered by Broadway, Long Beach Boulevard, Third Street and Elm Avenue. It will include commercial space, housing and an art center where local works can be displayed and art-related events can be hosted. The project also could include involvement with Cal State Long Beach in terms of class offerings and student housing, said Craig Beck, executive director of the Redevelopment Agency.
"We think it would be a very dynamic project and a real asset for the downtown," Beck said.
He added that the city will have to address the historic nature of the site.
The agreement - which city officials and store owners spent 12 to 18 months negotiating - includes the land purchase and relocation costs and is expected to go before the agency board for approval as early as April 21, Beck said.
The agreement allows the owners additional parking and the ability to stay at the location rent-free for 12 months after escrow closes - anticipated on or before May 1 - to give them time to relocate if they choose to do so, Beck said.
For co-owner Jackie Smith, who has worked at the bookstore since 1976, the lifelong dream of working at Acres has clashed with the reality of her industry.
"It's all I ever wanted to do and my heart is broken," she said Monday. "I didn't want the bookstore to go away but reality speaks. I'm sure the buggy-whip makers didn't want horses to go away."
Many bookstores like Acres of Books have been facing extinction in recent years. Gone are independents like the Book Baron in Anaheim, which closed its doors after 27 years, and Midnight Special, which amid rising rents on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade was forced to shutter in 2002 after more than 30 years. Closing this month is Dutton's Brentwood, which is shutting on April 30 after 24 years in business.
Smith, who has been looking for potential relocation spots, attributed waning interest to new media culture.
"In general, the book business is a (buggy) whip," she said. "Forty years ago, you had three TV channels and then books in your spare time. Now you've got 300 channels and the Internet and your computer games and on and on and on and there's much less time for reading."
She also spoke of the rising role the Internet has played in the industry.
"Amazon and the Internet bookstores have done a great deal of damage to the brick-and-mortar stores," she said. "You don't have to pay employees and employee taxes and business licenses."
It's not just a fading interest in books, said Reed, who co-owns Open, an independent used bookstore on Fourth Street.
"If you're looking for a specific book, you can now find it (online) in Kentucky versus having to travel around the South Bay asking or calling around," she said. "You don't have to do that anymore. It's changing everything because relatively low per book price and significantly high retail storage price - that's not a winning combination."
Some in the community grieved Acres' possible closure, including Stan Poe, president of Long Beach Heritage.
"It's a terrible loss to the community and to Southern California to lose such an iconic bookstore like that," he said.
He remembered when independent bookstores dotted the city 40 years ago. He has seen them fold over time as rent grew more expensive.
"This was a very well-read town," he said. "With Acres of Books, they owned the building. It's probably what saved them for so long. They weren't at the whim of a money-hungry landlord. Acres of Books is probably one of the last ones around."
Store manager Raun Yankovich said he cried when he was told about the decision.
"The employees are devastated, especially long-time employees," he said. "It means a lot to me because I've met so many wonderful people here. ... We talk about film, we talk about art, a little bit about politics but mainly literature. It's not just a bookstore."
The move has some disillusioned about redevelopment.
"It's sad that they don't get to be part of that development," Reed said. "They've been a part of Long Beach history for so long and they just don't get to be there and for what? To build something else that everybody thinks is really cool? But we really had something."
The Smiths said they are far from being out of books. They are still getting in new titles.
"We quit buying and started taking books in trade so we could run down the inventory in case we find a place to move," Jackie Smith said, adding that they should know by October what they plan to do with the business.
Meanwhile, Jackie Smith reflected on what doing business in Long Beach has meant to her.
"I think the community has provided so much more to me," Jackie Smith said. "I have been able to deal with the wonderful world of book people and readers and writers and I've just gotten so much from them.
"It's just been a joy every day to be there. It's always been something I wanted to do and I'm so grateful to have been able to do it for so long."
Article printed courtesy of Press Telegram Website.
When will Cities learn that some things in life are more important and beneficial than how much property tax money can be collected. Probably never! And that's the most shameful unfortunate part of it!
Be Mindful! Be Prayerful! Be Careful!
The views and opinions shared in A Choice of Weapons belong solely to Mista Jaycee and are not necessarily the views or anyone mentioned in A Choice of Weapons.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Recently at California State University Fullerton Wendy Govanor was fired because she refused to sign the loyalty oath defending the US Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. Based on her Quaker beliefs she is an avowed pacifist so she altered the document to read I will defend the US Constitution Non Violently, and signed it. Human resources sent it back to her insisting that she sign an unaltered version. She refused! and was eventually fired. Miss Govanor stated on NPR/PRI radio last week on "Fresh Air" that she has altered the loyalty oath throughout her career and it has never been a problem or much of one because she refused based on religious principal.
In fairness to the State, they may be in the process of changing this policy but as of now, I don't know. So what I'm gonna do is print a leaflet from People for the United Way and post a link for a petition. These loyalty oaths seem to be relics of red scare/50's USA and need to be revised, rewritten or removed in total! Here is the leaflet and here is the link.
Wendy Gonaver (above) was fired by Cal State Fullerton because she wouldn't sign a "loyalty oath" without being able to add a note explaining that her religious views would prevent her from taking up arms.
Tell Cal State to stop violating freedom of religion and free speech!
Imagine losing your job because you took a principled stand. Wendy Gonaver was hired to teach two courses last fall at Cal State Fullerton but was fired because she refused to sign a "loyalty oath" without being able to add a note explaining that her religious views as a Quaker and pacifist would prevent her from taking up arms.
That's not the American Way.
Ms. Gonaver was perfectly willing to sign the oath to uphold the Constitution as long as she could clarify that she wasn't committing herself to military action and that she had free speech concerns with a compelled "loyalty oath."
People For the American Way Foundation has sent a letter to Cal State on Ms. Gonaver's behalf urging the school to change its policy and allow employees who have religious or other objections to signing the "loyalty oath" to append an explanation of their views that would then allow them to sign the oath. The University of California already has such a policy in place in order to protect its employees' religious freedom and free speech rights.
Please join us by signing a petition urging Cal State to adopt a policy that accommodates their employees' beliefs.
We've included our suggested new policy below.
Please help us make sure Cal State does the right thing now by standing up for Wendy Gonaver's constitutional rights.
-- People For the American Way Foundation
Text of state "loyalty oath:"
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter."
Suggested new policy statement for Cal State University:
CSU recognizes that some of our employees may have religious or other objections to taking this oath. It is our policy to accommodate the religious and other beliefs of our employees by allowing an employee to append an explanatory statement to the employee's signed oath.
You can read the entire text of People For the American Way Foundation's letter here: http://www.kintera.org/TR.asp?a=grKSJ0OzE8LPIdI&s=msIUL6OJKdJNI4NVH&m=msISJYPFLdL0F
Petition link: http://www.kintera.org/site/apps/ka/ct/contactcustom.asp?c=feIJKQMEF&b=4119631
Our Religious freedom is one of the guarantees in the Constitution, get involved!
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The opinions and views expressed are Mista Jaycee's and they are not necessarily the views of those folks featured in A Choice of Weapons! So There!
Be Mindful, Be Prayerful! Be Careful!
Friday, May 9, 2008
In the real world Public Enemy imploded then got back together; BDP broke up with KRS going solo and putting out a string of sometimes brilliant sometimes lame spotty works.
They Did! Denny Cohen, Dewayne Mcduffie are drawing and writing mainstream now including JLA. Stroman is still catching on here and there. And for goodness sakes at least since Milestone, Marvel and DC no longer draw every Black person with an Afro and have them talking as if they just came out of the Mack!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Remember them? The Poor!
And she replied, "Well Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are speaking about the poor!"
I replied, " No, They're not! They're speaking about the Middle class and who is the middle class?
I won't bore you with the whole conversation but think about it who or what is the middle class? If you had to describe your personal background what would you say? Most folks would probably say they grew up in a typical middle class home, or lower middle class or in some cases, upper middle class, but never rich, wealthy or poor!
We get fooled by the euphemism's. Not rich but well off right? So, Dig, let's get at what makes a person Middle class.
Is it our social values? Logically, it couldn't be cause dirt- poor Grandma's have been among the most socially conservative groups of people that have ever walked this planet. Just ask, any young lady whose skirt went slightly above her knee at school or church. Just ask any young dude who noticed that skirt was above said knee. Believe me I know! I....Know! But I digress!
So if not our social values alone then it must be our economic status.
I got this definition from Wikipeda....The middle class, in colloquial usage, consists of those who have some economic independence but not a great deal of social influence or power.
The term often encompasses merchants and professionals, bureaucrats, and some farmers and skilled workers. That used to mean white collar professionals who while they worked for wages did not work in the factories under the same conditions or subject to the dangers associated with factory work. But now it's a nebulous term defined many different ways depending only on the individual using it.
Here's an example. Non degreed, skilled worker, brings home $42,000.00 this year. He resides in Los Angeles County, his wife, some college, working in a white collar professional workspace brings home another $36,000.00. $78,000.00 dollars combined sounds like a nice piece of dough right? But it's not!
Three Children, Daycare, health insurance for everyone, two car payments, auto insurance, food, fuel, rent and minimal entertainment.
Single Man, no dependents, with exception of that one young lady who's not even showing yet, but I jest, brings home $29,000.00 gross and lives in Los Angeles County. A single apartment, one room, separate bathroom and kitchen, non furnished with stove and frig runs $850.00 a month. No lie! This does not include utilities, health insurance, car payment, auto insurance or minimal entertainment.
Minimal entertainment is defined as Cable/Direct TV, Pizza for a family, a movie or a night out on the town.
Which one is Poor and which one is Middle class? Can you say working poor? Who the H*ll are the working poor? What does working poor mean anyway?
Working poor is a term used to describe individuals and families who maintain regular employment but remain in relative poverty due to low levels of pay and dependent expenses. The working poor are often distinguished from paupers, poor who are supported by government aid or charity. Ibid. Wikipedia
The "working poor" in the United States
The nature and extent of the working poor in the United States is a contested subject; while both sides of the political spectrum acknowledge that there are non-negligible numbers of working people living near or below the poverty line Excerpted Wikipedia Ibid.
To be fair, the US Department of Health and Human Services set the poverty line for a single person household at $10.800 give or take a buck or two but we haven't added taxes, auto insurance, car payment, health insurance, food and fuel, day care, or minimal entertainment such as a movie, video rental or Cable/Direct TV so again, which one of these examples is middle class? Now, whenever the President or Congress speaks, platitudes of helping the Middle Class fly like a protein shakes from a blender with no lid.
OK, now, you're getting mad, so I'll say it! When the President or other elected officials say middle class, they ain't talking about you! There I said it! Most elected officials are RICH! Some are WEALTHY! A few are MIDDLE CLASS but MIDDLE CLASS is defined by the group standing next to the MIDDLE CLASS. The RICH and the WEALTHY see MIDDLE CLASS as College Educated, White collared professionals, making at least two hundred thousand or higher combined a year. Now if I was making 200 K, I would consider myself RICH but alas I am not and even if I was I wouldn't be RICH. Now I know, all of my examples are fluid, subject to change where ever my audience happens to reside but I think I've made a good solid point.
Most of us are working poor with solid morals, values and hopes and now it's time for us as a group to GET REAL with the politicos and VOTE FOR OUR REAL INTERESTS! TAX BREAKS and PROGRAMS that will benefit us.
Just something to think about so again don't get caught in a political Euphemistic fog. Get real about what your interests are and vote for your interests!
Remember, the views expressed in A Choice of Weapons are those of Mista Jaycee and are not necessarily the views of anyone featured or associated with A Choice of Weapons or Mista Jaycee.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
A few years ago when I was hosting Soulstice at the Shades of Afrika in Long Beach, California, a young singer walked into the gallery, signed up for open mike and politely waited for his chance in the back. Being that he was a newbie I reminded the audience to cheer him on even if he messed up and encouraged him to start again and play on even if he did. There was no need for us to even worry about that because he came up acoustic guitar in tow, trademark pork pie hat and proceeded to blow us away with three solid tunes and his tasty playing and soulful voice. Afterwards, he walked to the back of the gallery and watched the rest of the show. After all the open mike participants finished their sets, I geared up for round two; It was then, that we all found out just how special "Sandbloom" was when one of the sistahs in attendance yelled out " Can he sing again? pointing to Sandbloom who was behind her. He obliged and promptly showed us that his first set was just a warm up. Well, he supported Soulstice frequently and it seems every other open mike set on the Long Beach/East Arts Village scene. It appeared that where ever I went to gig and promote he was there also. I must say he is a nice, humble, and very talented cat and It's a pleasure and privilege to host this interview. Y'all enjoy!
How long have you been playing music and when were you first inspired to play? Do you remember?
I have been playing ever since high school....and that's a,hhmm, a while.
Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder and I'd say maybe The Specials and English Beat
were big inspirations. I was a big ska head when I first started playing.
Who have you played with that blows or just blew you away?
Melany Bell is one of the most naturally talented people I have ever played with...
I'd have to say also I love my current band members. James Alsanders is a M.F.
on drums and Daniel Seef is really inventive on bass and guitar...As far as who else
blows me away, there are probably too many to name.
How would you describe your sound and how has it evolved or devolved for the better or worse?
Interesting that you added devolved in there because fans of certain performers
usually like their early stuff or the stuff they first heard when they got into them...
as for how I feel about it, I think I'm always progressing, but that could be debatable.
I think my songwriting has become a lot more natural. It just kinda flows out and
I either like it or can it. I used to spend a lot of time hammering out this or that
particular song....as for how I describe my sound now? I would say it's soul-blues
with Alot of influences.
I noticed on the your sound has changed a little from Earthbound to the Delta 6 EP
Are you using more compression or different mikes?
I have had 2 CDs out since the EP so my sound has changed since then too..
I used almost the same equipment on both those records. I think I just got
better at manipulating it.
Dig! I Am aware ( laughing) of the newer albums " From a bird" and "Madloveactivate" but since I'm still a semi- starving artist I haven't gotten those yet and I still play " Earthbound and Delta 6 on the trusty Ipod! Heck! I'm still hearing new stuff on them! (Laughing)
Don't worry folks I will be legally purchasing the two or three new ones soon.
How organic would you say your sound is becoming or has become?
I'm always a fan of just vocals and guitar, which is about as organic as it gets.
How much stuff I put around those two elements is generally dictated by the
song, my mind-state, how I feel like a record should sound once I'm a
couple tracks in. The process itself is pretty organic.
Are you using Pro-tools or Ableton Live?
Don't let me make it too nerdy but there's gotta be better questions than what's ya favorite color? LOL
In an age of downloading how does an independent artists survive and thrive?
Well, I play live alot and that's pretty much my bread and butter is the merchandise sales
from shows and whatever I'm getting on the gig. I would like to figure out what is going to equal that live response in the digital world, but haven't found the magic key yet. Still working on that...
What advice could you give an up and coming artist or even an old vet trying to remain relevant?
Stay true to your heart...it's a cliche, but it's the only way I know how to live.
Working on a new record and possibly scoring a film....I'm also trying to find a way to start touring abroad, but logistically that's a little harder than just getting in my van and driving from gig to gig.
Well Thanks for sharing with us be sure to listen and purchase Sandbloom at
http://www.kevinsandbloom.com/ or http://www.myspace.com/sandbloom
Friday, May 2, 2008
May 2, 2008
First of all welcome to a choice of weapons where the pen and word are the best weapons! For all the folks who remember "Outside the Lines" The poetry and music newsletter in Long Beach, California's East Art Village, welcome back.
I hope that you enjoy my blog and please write back and let's get a dialogue going. Remember, while colorful language is tolerated and strongly worded opinions are encouraged, please respect the audience. So, Be Blessed in advance and again welcome to "A Choice of Weapons!"
Dig! Why a Choice of Weapons? Funny name for a blog not advocating gun use or armed revolt huh? Books, Music, Art, Poetry, Debate, Writing, Photography, meditation and prayer are powerful weapons and the only ones "A Choice of Weapons and Jaycee Williams endorses. So There! (smile)
I took the title from the Late Renaissance man, film director, writer, composer. pianist, singer,and photographer Gordon Parks, first autobiography, and one of my personal heroes.
I know you are wondering why is Minister Louis's photo on this page? If you were running for political office and someone questioned you what was your relationship or feelings on Minister Louis Farrakhan ? What would you say? Would you speak highly of him or would you denounce him as a raving anti Semite, a demigod or a con man? Is it fair for them to ask you that just cause you're Black?
Senator Barack Obama was asked, so was Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Why were they asked this? And was Obama asked this question as he ran for each of the public offices he held? Obama and Rev. Wright are from Chicago right? Let me ask you. What Black person running for office in Chicago do you know can do anything long term and not deal with the Nation of Islam? The National Headquarters is there. And why is it a political career killer to point out the good things that the Nation of Islam has done all over the America especially in the cities?
The poor and disenfranchised who deal with poverty, poor education, lack of resources, job training, home ownership, lack of grocery stores, and financial institutions in the inner cities not to mention police brutality, high incarceration and drug addiction and the overabundance of cheap liquor stores, gun shops and checking cashing/payday loan operations; The list can go on but again the NOI and The Black Church has always had to deal with these ills. So why wouldn't Obama or any Black politician point out the NOI and Black Church's place on the front line in the struggle and then use this as a chance to have some talk on the issues?
Could it be cowardice perhaps?
So Jesse, denounced Minister Louis and now Barack has done the same except Barack Obama, great as he has been denounced not only his Minister, Rev. Wright, but allowed the Black Church tradition and Black Liberation Theology to be smeared. Where was his candor and his eloquence that has served him so well in the past? He let Rev. Wright appear to be a quack! He didn't speak out on the issues that the Black church feels are paramount to people's lives.
How many people still believe that America is being attacked cause they hate our freedom?
Now, how many people believe that our past policies around the world have created enemies to us that now seek to harm us?
How many people believe HIV/AIDS came from Green Monkeys in Africa?
How many people that know of the Tuskegee experiment believe AIDS is a biological agent created in a lab?
Both questions have been posed as theories for the Orgin of the Aids epidemic. Yet where's the science? Where are these green monkeys? What country in Africa? Are they still infected? Where is our lab that's testing this theory? I'll wait....
What about the oral polio vaccine from the 1950's and the lab in Congo? There is a documentary called the Orgin of AIDS that researches the subject. I suggest you see it. What about what the Royal Academy of Science's published papers concerning that Lab, it's studies, test methods, and the chimpanzees used in experimentation? And it's assertion that the AIDS virus began as a result of the oral polio vaccine's failure?
Still think Rev. Wright's a quack? Still think it's more conspiratorial rantings? It's funny how while we allow people's reputation to be destroyed in the press no one has investigated these beliefs and disproved them. No one accuses Rev. Wright or even Minister Louis of lying or being mistaken about these issues yet even among European Americans yet they are derided because they dared speak against the conventional group think.
Well, that's all for now. Please feel free to respond.
Be Mindful! Be Prayerful! Be Careful!