Good Question

I find this question relevant to my interest. Think about it: If Jesus were to actually come back, how would today’s conservatives react? By New Testament accounts, Jesus was about love, peace, and sharing. That is the complete opposite standard of the conservative cult of Trump, no matter how much they state that they really are compassionate caring individuals. Face it, if Jesus were alive today, he would be treated every bit as harsh by the Republicans, as he was treated by the Romans, as well as by the Hebrew hierarchy. Fox news would have a field day with it.

In addition, could you imagine if Jesus would be brown? He would be marginalized at best, probably labeled a terrorist, and most likely to be gunned down in the street because a cop thought his cross was a weapon. Way to go conservatives, you killed Jesus.

Again.

Oh yeah, here’s what spawned this line of thinking:

Rant over.

Peace.

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Is Feminism Anti-Men?

A great read from In My Opinion. If you’re not reading it, please stop by this blog and check it out!

IN MY OPINION.

Is Feminism Pro-Women ? Or is it Anti-Men? Is Feminism against Men having any rights? Is Feminism only about Women wanting to become better than Men?

True Feminism is bringing Women up, it’s not about putting Men down! True Feminism cares about both Men and Women equally and asks society to treat them the same.

Feminism simply asks society to give Women the same rights,respect and privileges which Men have always had.

Feminism has nothing to do with trash talking Men or claiming Women are better than Men, there are plenty of Men out there who proudly wear the badge of being a Feminist(John Legend, Harry Styles and Chris Martin being some famous examples!) Yet there exists a huge movement which has always been critical  of Feminism, historically those opposed to Feminism were quite scared of Women voting or stepping out of their houses to work (or Women having…

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I Hope This Brings Some Clarity

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If You’re Not Reading Shaun King, You Should Be!

This popped up in my Facebook feed today, from journalist and activist Shaun King. As you’re reading, note how the victim is portrayed in the media. Furthermore, pay attention to the vigil crashing white nationalist, as well as how the killer,who is white, was treated with kid gloves.

If you can tell me with a straight face that racism and white privilege no longer exist in this country, then you are either delusional or racist yourself. Either way, you’re part of the problem.

as you may know, on late Sunday evening, while riding the train in Oakland, a white man targeted two young Black women on the train, without ever saying a word to them, and killed one – a beautiful young soul named Nia Wilson, an 18 year old high school student, and critically injured her sister – stabbing and slashing them both with a knife – then simply walking away.

I spent all day yesterday doing everything I could to make this story into national news and was prepared this morning to come on and talk about how we needed to work harder to find Nia’s killer, but I am glad to report that at about 6pm West Coast time, John Lee Cowell, a brutal man with a history of violence across his entire life, was arrested and charged with Nia’s murder.

I wanna comment on a few things about this case that grieve me.

Nia Wilson, above all, was a teenage girl. She was a high school senior – the exact same age of my oldest daughter. And yesterday, after just a few hours of sharing her story, I saw something truly sick starting to unfold. First, a local news station in the Bay Area shared an image of Nia holding what looked like a gun. Why did they share that image? What were they trying to convey? And, as it turns out, she wasn’t holding a gun in that image, it was a cell phone case with a gun handle. It was a basically a gag – and the local news showed it like it said something about Nia’s character. She literally posted nearly 1,000 wonderful photos of her life on Instagram and Facebook, and they chose that one.

Even in death, local news media finds a way to demean us. It’s why I believe so much in having our own outlets, our own platforms, our own morning shows, where we define our own stories and narratives without that type of ugliness.

Secondly, last night in Oakland thousands of people, including members of Nia’s own family, showed up to her outdoor vigil. Now I don’t need to explain this to our listeners, but this was a moment of pain, and grief, and support. And white supremacists from the group Proud Boys, wearing red Make American Great Again hats, literally showed up to interrupt the vigil.

Let me pause right here for a moment.

Never – in the entire history of this country – will you find an example of white people coming together to grieve the brutal murder of their loved one – the day after it happened – only to have their grief physically interrupted by belligerent Black folk telling them that they are worthless. It’s never happened. It never will happen.

How cruel, how evil, how heartless, how crass, how foul do you have to be, how rotten must you be from the inside out, how dry and dead must your soul be – to have the idea that you want to interrupt grieving people and demean them the day after their loved one was murdered?

I wanna linger here for a moment because I think it gives us a real glimpse into the sick psychology of exactly who we are dealing with and fighting against. They interrupt our grief because they don’t even really see us as fully human.

Let me close with this final thought.

This morning I saw the video of the arrest of John Lee Cowell. Police don’t draw their guns. They don’t slam him to the concrete and put their knees into his back while putting on his handcuffs. They don’t Taser him. They don’t choke him.

You’d think they were arresting a man for writing a bad check or stealing a shirt from a department store.

And so often after we see a horrible incident of police brutality against Black folk, we talk about how American police need more training and better training. I’ve said that myself, but police show us over and over and over again – with white men who are considered armed and dangerous – who’ve just brutally murdered people – that they are fully willing and able to remain calm, and cool, and collected, and methodical – whenever they feel like it.

All these years we thought they needed to be trained on how to make a peaceful arrest – and it turns out they’re great at it – even with the most vicious and violent murderers – if they’re white.

We’re not saying that the police should’ve beaten or choked or shot or maimed or Tasered this man, we’re saying that we want unarmed, non-violent Black folk to get the same treatment American police are so willing able to give dangerous white murderers.

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Maybe Call Progressive?

I bet Flo could get our traitor in chief some reasonable collusion coverage rates. 😂

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Open Treason

What else would you call it? What Trump did yesterday was so egregiously indefensible, that even Faux News was openly criticizing him. The man should be arrested for treason, and thrown under the jail!

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Treason Summit

The Trump/Putin meeting took place today. Here is the press release photo from the meeting.

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