So What Is the Problem?

Posted on January 2, 2011

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Hypocritical Republicans, Lazy Democrats and Self-Serving Politicians


Yes, the election of the very first African-American President was historic.

Do you remember the days when we were taught that this country is the melting pot of world cultures? What is it, to be an American then?
Can Identity be defined without considering Culture?
Of all the people that have come to this country, they tend to be culturally polarized. They then visit the prevailing culture but return to their native culture before midnight or so it seems. There are two exceptions to this postulation:

The Native American, they were told that they were defeated but could continue to be the Indian Nations on their RESERVATIONS only or adopt the American way; then there is the African Slave and those that resemble them. They were systematically striped of their native cultures and languages but were not immediately accepted as human let alone an American. Therefore, I am not surprised that the News Media has made it clear that Our President had a White Parent. Did that sanitize the African portion or per our constitution, 50% is better than .25%. Tiger Woods made it clear that he is not African-American but Philippine American. Does this make him less an American or less of African decent?

So, what is the problem? Is it Cultural, Racial or is it a matter of Anthropological Maturation?  Keeping in mind that all human beings are genetically 98% the same, we hold fast to that which makes us different. It would appear that we die daily for the right of only a few to experience these rights. “What rights”, you ask. Well, I read this some where

“…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 to 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…”

I grant that this excerpt is of the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America, from Britain but at any time did we reason that it is not an excerpt of the Declaration of these 51 United States as well? Our flag denotes the original 13 Colonies by strips and 51 States by Stars. So I take it that the Declaration of Independence was speaking of the beliefs of those that inhabit these United States of America.

With this in mind, it pains me so to realize that the record is so clear; that since this nation’s birth men and women of every hue, color, race, culture and language, have stood side by side on every continent including this one and have shed red blood in the name of the fact that we believe these truths are self-evident. Yet, within the boarders of these United States and her Territories, the privileged few hoard to themselves the first fruit of our collective hard work and cast so much of that which remains at the feet of the political swine around the world while denying a rightful share of this bounty to those that bleed and die to protect it, created it, grow it, manufactured it and have earned a right to share it.

I must agree with Thomas Jefferson “…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.”

I do not believe the problem is the principle upon which the country was founded but the mindset of the citizens that have since been given the charge to live it and protect it.

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What’s with this Human Race

How they can hate themselves so;

Standing side by side

Depending on each other;

Striving as one to kill another

When we get Home,

We won’t associate with each other;

One is black the other another Color.
Thanks for the helping hand,

and helping me stay alive;

But I just can’t deal with your brotherly lies.

We are brothers

Well,

What color is your blood?

Mine is red.

Why must we wage this war against each other?

Neither can do a thing about our color.

SENSELESS   WAR

By

Sammie L. Carter

Copyright 56\1972

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What is it all for?

What purpose is served?

I care,

But they have been conditioned to live without

They are so used to living cold, calculating,

ISO-Alienated Lives;

Until a Community is a foreign word,

With a Lost Meaning,

I search for a place….

Where people Live as a part of the Human Race.

A place Where the word “People”

Signifies all Human Beings,

And not individuals worlds co-existing on the same

Quasi-dimensional plan.

In this place, I find Humanoids afraid to love—

For fear of pain;

Fleeing life for fear of dying.

Yet, I will love these people.

Deep down in my heart, I seek a way to tell them;

I’m Human!

And So are you;

We’re Brothers!

SENSELESS WAR:   PART TWO

BY

Sammie L. Carter

Copyright 8\12\1974

Representatives of every family in this country have stood side by side spilling red blood in defense of these ideals; that every person has a right to live, experience liberty and pursue happiness. These principles are as deemed by the writer(s) of this declaration to be treated as rights shared by not only every American, but every person; regardless of gender, race, religious or national origin. If you will live as an American, you must live and function according to these national values but too many of us don’t.

If we are not willing to live by these principles, how can we demand it of other countries?

Racism is alive and well in America.  So what do we do about it?

The Republicans did draft and fight to pass the Bill of Rights because they wanted all Americans to know that these rights are unalienable?

It is now believed that less government is the best government, but it is the job of government to protect the rights of every citizen. It was without regulation the money managers of our county broke our economy and based on the finagling of the Republicans, only the culprits were made whole with freshly printed money. Too many of us were left unemployed and without the ability to pay the cost of living.

For Eight long years, the Republican Party held the reigns to our nation’s stability but in the name of someone to blame, you led us into another long term undeclared war based on true lies and you have since then steered our financial stability into a ditch.

In spite of these atrocities we have bit the proverbial bullet and adjusted our gait, and continued the struggle. We the people then chose a new driver to sit in the seat of leadership because he promised to lead us out of the ditch of despair and via bipartisan means you all will lead us back to prosperity and stability. Then Joe Wilson dared to call him a liar.

I dare you! When we elected that man, he ceased to be a mere Man; he became the embodiment of the office which he holds. We the governed designed it so. I am an American and I am seriously offended and fell you do not deserve to represent any of us but I am begrudged so much more because I know that you do and that is the problem.

You hypocritical Republicans and Lazy Democrats; you have been representative of the people but that is not good enough. Government is designed to help us overcome our faults and adhere to the virtues and values that benefit our mutual ideals and prosperity. There is enough failed responsibility to go around. That is why we (the people), have made prevision for more that a two party government.

Please keep this in mind; it is written, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (Mark 3:25)

So I ask this question again, what is the problem? Is it Cultural, Racial or is it a matter of Anthropological Maturation?

Is Racism Still Alive in America?

by Cesar Chelala

Published on Friday, April 2, 2010 by CommonDreams.org

For people throughout the world, the election of Barak Obama to the U.S. presidency seemed to signal in a new era, that of the end of racism. Indeed, Obama’s election was a momentous occasion and, one would have hoped, a milestone on the road to reconciliation. However, some recent, very ominous events cast a worrisome veil over the democratic process in the United States.

There are many reasons that can explain Obama’s election as President: his penetrating intelligence, a wonderfully orchestrated campaign, and a life devoted to public service in which each action was like a brilliant chess move by a master of the game. But there were other factors of equal significance.

Before Obama’s election, not only was the country involved in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in what increasingly looks like a quagmire, particularly in the latter country. The economy was in a desperate state, and unemployment and health costs were rising. There was a feeling of widespread malaise in the country believed by many to be the result of an incompetent president manipulated by darker forces, an opinion widely shared throughout the world.

After the initial high of Obama’s election, there is now a changed atmosphere n the country. Violence is an inescapable companion to racism. And violence, or violent outbursts racially motivated, are certainly on the increase in the U.S. Threats against President Obama have increased by 400% since President George W. Bush left office, the highest numbers on record.

What makes this situation particularly worrisome is that they come not only from fringe elements in society. Thinly disguised, they also originate from certain political leaders who seem intent on creating an atmosphere of violence and disrespect around the President and the presidency.

How else can one interpret this statement by House Minority Leader John Boehner? “There is a political rebellion going on in America, and what we saw last night was just a glimpse of it,” he stated after last November’s elections. One doesn’t need to be a psychologist or a linguist to understand that such statements stoke the fires of rebellion, and are all the more dangerous when coming from a leader holding one of the most powerful offices in Washington.

As if this weren’t enough, Boehner added, “Clearly it’s been a difficult year. For us it’s been like standing in front of a machine gun–liberal ideas every single week, one after another. I think it really has the American people concerned. They are scared to death, actually.”

Not to be upstaged, the ineffable Mrs. Palin, vice-presidential candidate of the Republican Party during the last presidential election–and an avid hunter–told her Tea Party supporters at a recent event in Nevada, “Don’t retreat, reload.”

If to these dangerous words–rebellion, machine gun, scared to death, reload–one adds the recent attacks on Democratic legislators during discussion of the health care bill in which they were spat on and threatened with racial and homophobic insults one has the makings of a racially charged–and extremely dangerous–atmosphere in the country.

Although there are other causal factors as well–political, social, economic–there can be no doubt that racism plays an important role.

The country is now facing an increase of 244 percent increase in the number of Patriot groups (militias and other organizations that see the federal government as their enemy) in 2009. At the same time, there has also been an increase in the number of anti-immigration groups throughout the country. These groups grew from 173 in 2008 to 309 in 2009, a rise of nearly 80 percent.

Are we facing a setback after so much work done in the last decades to overcome division and hatred in America? As Mr. Doudou Diène, a former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, stated after visiting several states in the U.S., “Racism and racial discrimination have profoundly and lastingly marked and structured American society.

The U.S. has made decisive progress. However, the historical, cultural and human depth of racism still permeates all dimensions of life in American society.”

Cesar Chelala, a co-winner of an Overseas Press Club of America award, is a contributing editor to The Globalist.