Monday, June 19, 2017

The American Empire, A Pathocracy In Action

                                                

                                                From The Ramparts
                                             Junious Ricardo Stanton
                              The American Empire, A Pathocracy In Action


            "Pathocracy from Greek pathos, 'feeling, pain, suffering'; and kratos, 'rule' A totalitarian form of government in which absolute political power is held by a psychopathic elite, and their effect on the people is such that the entire society is ruled and motivated by purely pathological values. A pathocracy can take many forms and can insinuate itself covertly into any seemingly just system or ideology. As such it can masquerade under the guise of a democracy or theocracy as well as more openly oppressive regimes." https://pathocracy.wordpress.com/definition/

            Several weeks ago I described America as an empire in decline and promised to revisit this topic in successive weeks. Although the United Sates is only two hundred forty one years old, it is already a global empire albeit one in rapid decline. Since its inception this country has engaged in a murderous, expansionist imperial rampage to the point it now defines itself as the preeminent and indispensable nation in the world. This self-delusional narcissism has fueled an increasing megalomania and push for total global hegemony. This psychopathy is promoted by the ruling class's mind control apparatus/propaganda machine designed to recruit canon fodder for the ubiquitous wars, interventions and covert ops the ruling class uses to acquire and maintain their ill gotten resources, spoils and booty from around the world while controlling the masses here in the United States. 
            When we examine American society critically we are struck by the acute hypocrisy and schizophrenia it demonstrates. We notice the leaders speak of liberty while becoming rich off of the African slave trade and modern prison labor, they speak of peace while waging incessant war, they talk of equality yet maintain egregious gender, color and class disparities in wealth and opportunity, they talk about life yet engage in global ecocide and genocide.
            This perverse mentality springs from the consciousness and cultural norms of the European ethos, harkening to their ancestral love of violence, rapine, plunder and looting. Today the ruling class wear expensive suits whereas their Goth, Visigoth, Osteogoth, Vandal, Frank, Jute, Pic, Anglo, Saxon, Norman ancestors wore
animal skins and crudely fashioned clothing; nevertheless their mentality is the same.             Today they speak of Judaeo-Christian values as the foundation of their culture yet just like the Roman Empire, they use religion as a tool for imperialism, conquest and subjugation, then turn around and use the same religion as a tool of indoctrination to oppress and dominate their victims to make them docile and acquiesce to their debasement.
            Astute folks refer to America as a pathocracy, a nation ruled by psychopaths, worshipers of evil and practitioners of demonic occultism. America for all intents and purposes is a criminogenic society. http://disinfo.com/2010/10/pathocracy-is-civilization-the-creation-of-psychopaths/, http://barbariansinsuits.net , http://drsircus.com/world-news/psychopaths-rule-our-world-medicine-politics-and-war/ , http://www.wanttoknow.info/mk/liftingtheveil#15 
            The signs are all omnipresent yet most don't see them because we have been brainwashed, hoodwinked and bamboozled to view the world through a prism fashioned by our psychopathic overlords; a prism that severely distorts reality, creates illusions and stimulates mindless consumption, obedience and compliance. 
            The cumulative psychopathy is metastasizing throughout this society. The plutocrats' mind control apparatus glorifies degeneracy, decadence, war, self-indulgence, narcissism and exploitation all day all the time. When we look at our own communities we see the deleterious impact of media consumption, the self-indulgence, narcissism and mindless adulation of the "celebrities" and degenerates the ruling class set before us to imitate. The hoochie momma, squeezer, thug and playah stereotypes promoted in books, by the record companies, videos, reality shows, radio, and movies have psychically reengineered our people and are contributing to our maladaptive responses to our condition in this country. 
             It is time for us to wake up and fortify ourselves against the moral rot engulfing this nation and the world. It is imperative we have our own media, one that focuses on liberation, empowerment that speaks our truth.  The great Marcus Garvey spoke and wrote about the importance of propaganda how we should use it to fight the negative stereotypes perpetrated by our enemies and create positive images of ourselves, that tell our history and provide a vision for our future.  (Marcus Garvey Life and Lessons  edited by Robert A. Hill and Barbara Bair Lesson 16 page 289). We need more serious books, more righteous Websites, more Internet radio, television and streaming venues to tell our stories and bombard our psyches with positive images and messages. We must exert our energies to establish, support and maintain our own media to tell our stories from our perspective to accomplish our goals and not those of our adversaries.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Saving Cheyney University


                                     

                                         Saving Cheyney University
                                             Junious Ricardo Stanton

            On Monday evening June 6, Heeding Cheyney's Call held a rally to provide information, status updates and dispel rumors the historic institution, the oldest institution for higher learning in the United States for African-Americans, is about to close.
            Heeding Cheyney' Call is a grassroots, coalition made up of alumni, students, higher education advocates and activists who were called together in 2013 by the late great Professor Edgar "Sonny" Harris to save the school. Harris was a former professor of mathematics and mathematics instruction at the university who served for many years as the president of the faculty union and the retired faculty union. In 2013 he became increasingly alarmed at the declining enrollment, escalating deficits, lack of viable leadership and willful neglect on the part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).
                        Harris called one of his mentees, activist attorney Michael Coard and several other alumni (myself included) who began meeting to investigate exactly what the status of the university was and strategize how to reverse the dangerous trends and save the school.
            After a series of meetings with US Department of Education officials, the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights staff,  federal, state and local elected officials a press conference was called to announce our intent to revisit the 1999 federal consent decree agreement between the University and the US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. Heeding Cheyney's Call as we call ourselves began searching for an attorney or law firm willing to take on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of the university in federal court. Following our press conference in October of 2013, Governor Tom Corbett and his staff presented counter claims that they had adequately funded the university. After a public rebuttal of their claims by Michael Coard, the Governor's office reached out and offered to meet with HCC.
            After eight months of face to face meetings and attempts to negotiate with the Corbett Administration, in July of 2014 Corbett's team informed us they were not going to give Cheyney any additional funding.  HCC decided to file a federal lawsuit in October of 2014 several weeks prior to the upcoming gubernatorial election. We engaged Joe Tucker who agreed to handle the work pro bono and he quickly went into action building a solid case.
            Once the paperwork was filed, HCC prepared for a protracted legal battle but Gov. Corbett lost the November 2014 gubernatorial election. His successor Governor Tom Wolf indicated he wished to avoid the expenses and potentially negative consequences of litigation. Heeding Cheyney's Call entered into good faith negotiations with Gov. Wolf and his staff and the process moved along smoothly; so much so HCC agreed to ask the presiding judge to set it aside while we worked out a settlement. The case was withdrawn without prejudice in January of 2016. We have the option of reopening it!
             Since 2010 the university has experienced a fifty-three percent decrease in enrollment from 1,406 undergraduate students to a mere 660 in 2017. The university is also burdened with escalating debt due to loans from PASSHE to keep it operational, and because the federal government has delayed paying owed financial aid monies to the university. The university also experienced challenges with the NCAA but avoided sanctions because they self-reported violations.
             Due to the press the university's fiscal position was generating, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education returned to campus to look at Cheyney despite having granted the university full reaccreditation status in 2014. The new Middle States team discovered Cheyney lacked the financial wherewithal to sustain itself and carry out its mission. They were especially concerned about Cheyney's declining enrollment and lack of permanent leadership. Middle States subsequently placed the university on probation in November of 2015. Cheyney has two years to rectify its shortcomings, November 19, 12017 is the deadline.
            The Commonwealth has steadfastly declined for over two years to initiate a search for a permanent president and despite several high ranking PASSHE officials managing and stabilizing the departments of enrollment, financial aid and the bursars office, the university failed to meet its enrollment projections for Fall 2016. Now PASSHE says it cannot lend Cheyney any additional funds.
            The state convened a special Task Force charged with coming up with a new institutional model for mission, operations and sustainability. The Task Force was composed of a Wolf administration cabinet head, legislators, PASSHE  Board of Governors and Cheyney Council of Trustee members. They published their final report in May. The report proposes a radical reconfiguring of the university. It specifically recommends exploring ways to monetize Cheyney's real estate, tearing down several buildings,  cutting staff and discontinuing NCAA Division II sports.
            Cheyney is one of several PASSHE schools experiencing fiscal and enrollment difficulties: Mansfield, Clarion, California and Edinboro are the others. Each of these schools have historically been stepping stones for working class families to acquire a college education. Their demise would be catastrophic for the state. http://www.pennbpc.org/sites/default/files/20170608_RisingCostsPaper.pdf
            It was in response to the Task Force's report that Heeding Cheyney's Call convened Monday's meeting. HCC is asking everyone concerned about saving Cheyney to do three things immediately: call Governor Tom Wolf, (717) 787-2500, Chancellor Frank Brogan (717) 720-4000 and the PASSHE Board of Governors Chairperson Cynthia Shapira (717) 720-4028, demand they rethink the Task Force recommendations and work to immediately resolve the chronic systemic causes of Cheyney's problems. After you do that please send HCC an E-mail at HeedingCheyneysCall@gmail.com, leave your name and phone number, the date, time and person you spoke with. Your participation, whether you went to Cheyney or not, is crucial to our success keeping the oldest institution of higher learning for African Americans in this nation open, alive and thriving! Please make the calls.

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Monday, June 05, 2017

   
                                              


                                                   From the Ramparts
                                                Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                          America An Empire In Decline

            "The American Empire invaded, occupied or bombed 14 countries in less than 30 years – timeline The real reason for singling out these countries is the petrodollar system, a scheme that enables America to stay afloat despite being more than $17 trillion in debt. The existence of petrodollars is one of the pillars of America’s economic might, because it creates a significant external demand for the American dollar, allowing the United States to amass enormous debts without defaulting." The American Empire Is In Decline Like All Others Before http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/american-empire-decline/ri15586

            The American Empire like all empires before it,  will not last forever. Studies indicate an empire lasts about ten generations or two hundred years. The typical empire goes through several stages over a period of years, but because of the  massive technological advances that have occurred during its rise the lifespan and decline of America is being accelerated.
            The Europeans who came to these shores came not as explorers and seekers of freedom as their propaganda and myths tell us, but as conquerors, colonizers, plunderers and murderers. With that mindset is was inevitable they would initiate strife, conflict, and genocide everywhere they set foot. That was the first stage of empire, settlement.
            Once the Europeans established a toehold here they began their conquest in earnest which is the second phase of empire, expansion.  Next they exploited the natural resources, established commerce and attempted to universally subjugate and enslave the native inhabitants but in some cases like the Canary islands, Tasmania, North America and Australia the invading whites exterminated most of the indigenous peoples they encountered.
            Taking advantage of African free labor and the technology of the motherland the colonists and the new country of America became wealthy beyond measure. Their wealth was based upon war, land seizure, slavery and rapine. They cultivated a mentality of expansionist entitlement, greed and hubris which fueled further growth. They created myths about themselves to justify their immorality and hubris. This false identity and reality made it easy for them to up the ante on their system of pillage until they became a global empire. But their wealth led to crass materialism, hedonism, decadence and depravity which sowed the seeds of decline.
            Today after two hundred forty one years as a nation, America stands astride the world daring anyone to challenge its military supremacy, its predatory economic system or its dream of global hegemony, what they call "full spectrum domination".
            But in their gluttony, megalomania, and hubris they fail to recognize the symptoms of their imminent demise. Like all empires America thinks it will last forever. Not so. The stitching holding the empire together is rapidly unraveling as we speak. It is only a matter of time before internal decay and hubris cause it to implode and collapse.
            Like the Roman and British Empires before it, the American empire is going through many of the same stages. America is at the point of imperial overreach where its neocolonial outposts and conquest are draining it of resources as the  plutocrats rake in the spoils while domestic income inequality widens and socio-economic conditions for the ninety-nine per cent worsen.
            America is in a state of decline, the numbers reveal it for all willing to see beyond the propaganda and lies. America is awash in debt, national, corporate and personal. This debt will eventually drown the empire.  "On November 7, 2016, debt held by the public was $14.3 trillion or about 76% of the previous 12 months of GDP).[5][6][7][8] Intragovernmental holdings stood at $5.4 trillion, giving a combined total gross national debt of $19.8 trillion or about 106% of the previous 12 months of GDP.[7] $6.2 trillion or approximately 45% of the debt held by the public was owned by foreign investors, the largest of which were Japan and China at about $1.09 trillion for Japan and $1.06 trillion for China as of December 2016.[9]" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_of_the_United_States
            This is unsustainable over the long haul.  No amount of taxation or fiat money creation will be able to balance the books or prevent collapse. Much of this debt is fueled by war and imperial overreach. The US maintains over 800 known military bases in seventy countries around the world. The true cost is unknown due to the so called off book covert military and CIA sites but a conservative figures is $150 billion annually. In addition to the military bases the US in engaged in numerous wars, interventions and covert ops as we speak. The bogus War on Terror alone has cost $4.79 trillion with a T. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_of_the_United_States and this doesn't include the $2.97 billion for research and development in the super secret Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) or the military  budget the Trump just raised!
            Another major indicator of decline is the corruption and malfeasance on all levels of US government. Whole federal departments like Defense, Medicare, Medicaid and Housing and Urban Development have been suborned and are ripe with corruption and fraud.
            This is also prevalent on the state and local levels. Go to https://thefailedsystem.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/corrupt-states/  to read a good synopsis of state corruption especially the part about the link between the level of corruption and the health of the residents in the state.
            The topic of America's decline is too extensive and too important to treat in one article so I will offer additional evidence in future articles.

                                                                  -30-


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Trump's Trip

                                               

                                               From The Ramparts
                                              Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                                    Trump's Trip

            Donald Trump recently concluded a much ballyhooed trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel and Europe. While a contrived controversy about his  alleged ties to Russia rages at home, Trump did little while he was abroad to promote peace, engender confidence or create economic good will.
            Trump revealed himself to be one of three things: a complete idiot about world affairs, a blatant hypocrite by going to Saudi Arabia the prime supplier of fanaticism and terror in the world today, or a stooge for the military industrial security complex/Deep State.
            The corporate media is not going to tell us about the role Saudi Wahabbism plays in hate and terror on a global level, but I will.  "Modern Islamic extremism and terrorism simply cannot be explained or understood without looking at the history and influence of Wahhabi Islam. This means that it's important from an ethical and an academic perspective to understand what Wahhabi Islam teaches, what's so dangerous about it, and why those teachings differ from other branches of Islam...
               Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab (d. 1792) was the first modern Islamic fundamentalist and extremists. Wahhab made the central point of his reform movement the principle that absolutely every idea added to Islam after the third century of the Mulsim era (about 950 CE) was false and should be eliminated. Muslims, in order to be true Muslims, must adhere solely and strictly to the original beliefs set forth by Muhammad.
             Because so many Muslims lived (so he claimed) in jahiliyya, al-Wahhab accused them of not being true Muslims after all. Only those who followed the strict teachings of al-Wahhab were truly Muslims because only they still followed the path laid out by Allah. Accusing someone of not being a true Muslim is significant because it is forbidden for one Muslim to kill another; but if someone is not a true Muslim then killing them (in war or in an act of terrorism) becomes licit. It would be hard to underestimate the importance of this principle to modern terrorists and extremists...
             Even though Wahhabism is a minority position overall in the Muslim world, it has nevertheless been influential for other extremist movements throughout the Middle East. This can be seen with a couple of factors, first of which is al-Wahhab’s use of the term jahiliyya to vilify a society which he does not consider pure enough, whether they call themselves Muslim or not. Even today, Islamists use the term when referring to the West and at times even to their own societies. With it, they can justify overthrowing what many might regard as an Islamic state by essentially denying that it is truly Islamic at all." Wahhabism and Wahhabi Islam: How Wahhabi Islam Differs from Sunni, Shia Islam https://www.thoughtco.com/wahhabism-and-wahhabi-islam-250235
            Make no mistake, Saudi Arabia is a Wahhabist state ruled by a family of desert pirates who were recognized and given status as monarchs by the British Empire in 1926. Al Saud a Bedouin thief and his family formed a partnership with al Wahhab's fanatics in 1744 and have been in cahoots ever since. Most if not all Islamic fanaticism has it's roots in Saudi Wahhabism which has been exported from Saudi Arabia around the world! https://my.nps.edu/documents/105988371/107571254/DillonWahhabismThesis.pdf/23fc46fb-17a6-41da-83b8-8e312191b5bb
            For Donald Trump to go to Saudi Arabia bow down to these thugs and give them additional billions in US arms is an utter disgrace! The corporate media is not going to tell us the US partners with Saudi Arabia, Israel and NATO to run their proxy wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and other places around the world nevertheless it is a fact.
            From Saudi Arabia Trump ventured to Israel where he also promised billions of additional US taxpayer dollars to them while simultaneously cutting funds for social programs at home in his proposed budget. What's wrong with that picture? What type of hornet's nest will Trump stir if he follows through with his idea of moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?
            From Israel Trump flew to Europe to meet with the Pope, NATO and the G7 leaders. There he chastised NATO members for not paying their "fair share" while hypocritically calling NATO which for all intents and purposes is the thug arm of US global imperialism an "organ of peace". Whew, you can't make this stuff up.
             He criticized Germany for having a thriving economy exporting more goods to the US than the US exports to Germany. I wonder why? Could it be German products are better made than the USA's?
            People appear relieved Trump did not make a complete fool of himself and embarrass the country. Maybe, maybe not; his dance with the Saudi swords made him look like a doofus in my book. But let's not forget what an idiot George W Bu$h was, how he led this nation into perpetual wars and debt based on lies and how his successors both Obama and Trump are building upon that pattern.

                                                            -30-  


   

Monday, May 22, 2017

Magic Sounds Reading Program

   
                                   
                                      Magic Sounds Reading Program
                                                Junious Ricardo Stanton

            Elementary school teachers are exceptional educators and motivators. Their task is to stimulate inspire and encourage young minds in the joy of learning and prepare them for the rigors of things to come. Miss Barbara Jackson was an elementary school teacher who taught first grade in the Philadelphia school district for over thirty years. During that time she enjoyed interacting with young children discovering and figuring out ways to make learning fun and easy for her students.
            She attended and graduated from Cheyney State Teachers College where she was trained to teach the basics of reading, mathematics and civics. She favored the phonics approach to teaching reading because her methods instructor at Cheyney emphasized phonics and encouraged her to use it to teach reading.
            When she began her teaching career, phonics was the standard method but subsequently the Philadelphia School District switched to the sight word approach.  She found her students were not doing as well using that method. Being a true teacher who wanted her students to succeed, she went back to teaching phonics. "I was about ten years into teaching, I was seeing the children weren't grasping reading the way I thought they should so I tried all kinds of ways to get them to do better. I developed magic sounds, I was already teaching phonics but this was an easier way than the traditional phonics. One day I sat down and wrote it out I showed it to a friend of mine and he couldn't believe it."
             She saw her students responded well to the program and over the years she  modified it to suit the skills and personalities of her classes. After a while she realized she had created an innovative reading program which she called Magic Sounds. Being an astute teacher, she recognized the children liked repeating the vowel sounds coupled with consonants to make up words or parts of words. She discovered her technique made reading easier for her students.
            She caught flack from some of her principals but remained steadfast and persistent in her belief that phonics was the better reading teaching method. Plus school administrators couldn't really discipline her because her students always outperformed the other first grade classes in the school.
             Miss Jackson wanted to share the program with other teachers, parents and the public so she went into a professional recording studio, recorded the lessons then used her notes and lesson plans to create a workbook to accompany the audio lessons. As time passed Miss Jackie, as her students called her, was forced to keep up with the technology. At first she used vinyl records. When cassette tapes came out she created cassette tapes for her lessons, then DVD's and later memory sticks. Now she is working on an animated program and workbook.        
            Though retired she still tutors students one on one occasionally and she keeps busy refining and reworking her reading program she calls Magic Sounds. She has expanded to offer a few additional learning products. She is proud of the reading program and the success it has had helping students of all ages learn to read using phonics. "You can use the program to teach toddlers and babies to read. If the mother watches the DVD and becomes familiar with the sounds then she can teach her baby. The child will learn very fast and efficiently because phonics is a natural way to learn to read because that is the way children learn to speak. In the first year babies babble, they say da,da, dada and ba,ba and baba; these are the short sounds. They don't say mama or mommy until later.
            In all the years I've been doing this I've never had one program returned." She declared proudly.
            With much of education in crisis especially in urban areas, with dwindling resources, widening achievement gaps and an emphasis on test score results, a program like Magic Sounds is a medium parents, teachers, mentors and educational advocates can get behind and support.
             Miss Jackie spends much of her time filling orders for the program and shipping them out of her home. "I do most of the work myself I don't have a large staff. I used to have a friend who served as a salesman but he died." She has created a Website, www.magicsoundsphonicsfirst.com and she sells her programs Online. The cost is $20 which includes shipping and handling. For more information about Magic Sounds reading made easy, you can E-mail her at magicsoundsreadeasy@gmail.com or call (215) 849-5543.

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ps, you can listen to my podcast interview with Barbara Jackson at https://soundcloud.com/junious-ricardo-stanton/akoben-miss-barbara-jackson-magic-sounds-reading-technique

Monday, May 15, 2017

It's Time To Stand Up For Right

               
                           

                                                 From  The Ramparts
                                              Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                         It's Time To Stand Up For Right

            "Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground." - Rosa Parks

            There was a time Afro-Americans were the moral compass of this country. Due to the insane system of slavery and oppression that ensnared our ancestors in a vicious  environment that attempted to break their spirits and sap their will to resist, numerous ancestors stood up to urge their peers to struggle, resist and hold on for a better day.
            In 1827 Freedom's Journal the first African American newspaper was started by Rev. Samuel E. Cornish the pastor of the African Presbyterian Church of New York and John Russwurm the first Black man in the US to receive a college degree. Their paper called for self-determination and freedom. The banner of their very first edition read, "We Wish to Plead Our Own Cause."  In the first editorial they said, "We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us. Too long has the public been deceived by misrepresentations in things which concern us dearly ..."  While the paper didn't last long due to lack of financial support, it was a seminal effort in self-determination and self expression.
            David Walker was born in North Carolina around 1796 of an enslaved father and free mother; so he "enjoyed" free born status.  His status as a free Black allowed Walker to gain an education. He subsequently moved to Massachusetts in 1825. There he became active in the abolition movement and the proprietor of a successful second hand shop that sold mostly sailors clothing and uniforms. In 1829 he wrote and published a radical call for the abolition of slavery entitled Walker's Appeal To The Slaves of The United States of America a detailed account of the status of enslaved people. In it Walker was implacable in his hatred of slavery. He vigorously denounced the forced ignorance and white religion slavery imposed upon his enslaved brethren. Walker was equally contemptuous of the colonization movement organized by prominent whites whose goal was to get free Blacks to immigrate back to Africa.
            Walker urged enslaved Africans not to turn the other cheek but to use violence in their righteous quest for freedom. Walker's provocative pamphlet so unnerved white America a bounty of $500 dollars was placed on his head, $1,000 if he was captured alive. Walker was advised of this by friends who urged him to flee to Canada, but he refused. He was  mysteriously found dead in 1830. Many suspected he had been poisoned but "official records" say his death was due to tuberculosis.   
            Throughout our sojourn in the wilderness of North America there have been countless courageous souls known and unknown who stood up for freedom, dignity and self-determination in small and large ways from one on one resistance to leading large scale rebellions and social movements. As this nation devolves into an oppressive police state very reminiscent of the constant monitoring by the Pattyrollers and militia during slavery, it is time for us to stand up and stand for something. It is time to reinsert the words struggle and liberation into our vocabulary and lexicon.
            The voices of our ancestors, countless sheroes and heroes call out from the spirit realm to encourage us to stand for something meaningful and good. Mrs. Rosa Parks the courageous catalyst for the Montgomery Bus boycott once said, "Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground."
            We can not afford to rest on our laurels or boast about our victories during the Civil Rights movement because many of those same victories are being undermined as we speak. Sadly there is no mass movement to address these issues or right these wrongs. It's time we stand up for freedom, human rights, economic justice, PEACE and well being for all humanity.
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Monday, May 08, 2017

The Monkey Is Showing His Behind

   
                                           

                                                     From The Ramparts
                                                  Junious Ricardo Stanton
                                       The Monkey Is Showing His Behind

            There is an African saying, "the higher a monkey goes up the tree, the more it shows its' behind." We are seeing Donald Trump show his behind. Many people voted for him because they thought he would usher in a new era of government featuring less taxes, less military intervention and war, an America first outlook, create and bring jobs back to the US. Trump won the election by garnering the most electoral college votes and after one hundred days he is well on his way up the tree and we are seeing his behind.
            We are seeing just how ill equipped he is and how the deep state has muffled all his talk about friendly relations with Russia. We are seeing how he has flip-flopped on just about every campaign promise he made. Now only his most ardent supporters and the Fox Cable talking heads are the only ones who aren't having buyers remorse (not that a Clinton presidency would be better).
            Just like on the campaign trail where Trump played loose with reality (alternative facts) he routinely uttered outrageous characterizations of his opponents and their policies, now in the White House Trump looks like the reality show personality he is. For  him, everything is hyperbole, spin and there is no rhyme or reason to the things he does.
            When Trump was talking about establishing friendly relations with Russia he was ridiculed, mocked and scorned by the deep state's acolytes in the corporate media, the D.C. beltway group think lemmings and the warmongers in the military intelligence security hydra. He caved in immediately. Now Trump is on board with saber rattling and bellicose rhetoric against people who have done nothing to the U.S.
            Trump drank the Democratic Party's Kool Aid about Russia hacking the presidential election despite the fact the CIA, NSA, DIA, FBI and Five Eye Alliance have produced no evidence whatsoever to prove these claims are factual. Whew.  
            Unlike the US, North Korea has not invaded anyone, North Korea has not engineered coups in foreign lands and North Korea doesn't have over eight hundred military and covert ops bases around the world! North Korea can't launch a nuclear missile at the US mainland because they don't have the capability.  But Trump and his advisors (except Banning) are cheerleaders for "all options are on the table" blustering against North Korea. They never talk about coming to the table to work out a binding peace agreement to end the Korean War!  Trump is revealing he is just like his predecessors a gullible stooge in the grip of the deep state.
            On the home front, Trump and his Republican Party buddies who have their own agenda are using his popularity as a cover to gut the New Deal and Great Society programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
            These charlatans made a big deal about the fact they passed a Health Care bill to supposedly keep their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. But the fact of the matter is they didn't do any such thing. Most of the two hundred seventeen Congress critters who voted for the bill hadn't even read it!!  They held a love fest and mutual admiration society bash at the White House after the vote each taking turns patting themselves on the back for passing a House version of a bill that will need passage in the US Senate then reconciliation with the Senate version then passage of the compromise bill and then signage by Trump. All that for a bill that is deeply flawed which will hurt citizens much more than Obamacare did (not that Obamacare was a good bill it wasn't). 
            Trump is showing he doesn't give a hoot about the American people, only his super rich buddies. There is an article in Forbes that details how the GOP health bill injures just about everyone. Please read the article at https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnwasik/2017/05/05/how-gops-healthcare-bill-hurts-everyone/#6954714b5cf2
            As Trump goes farther up the tree (a metaphor for the D.C. political landscape) the more he reveals how controlled by the establishment he really is.

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