Friday, August 17, 2007

CIA Edits Wikipedia

Democracy Now reported a couple of days ago that the CIA, the FBI, and other government entities had been editing wikipedia entries, in their renewed COINTELPRO activities.This thought crossed my mind a long time ago as I went to wikipedia on various occassions and read entries on Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, and others. What was written there was absolutely slanted. What it read like was the FBI documents that are now open to the public on all of these figures.

Congratulations Sabra!

I so got hooked on So You Think You Can Dance, watching a few episodes early in the season, but watching them all towards the end. Danny is hot, but I think Sabra is the best dancer. Congratulations Sabra!

The American Psychological Association Involved in Torture

Yesterday on Democracy Now, Dr. Angela Hagerty spoke about the APA and its disgraceful practice of looking askance or being directly involved in its members aiding the United States and other entities in implementing torture. Light up their phone lines and shame them to hell for what they are doing.

Jose Padilla Story on Democracy Now

The United States government is torturing Jose Padilla.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

You Gotta Sing

You gotta sing when your spirit says sing,
You gotta sing when your spirit says sing,
When your spirit says sing, you gotta sing right along
You gotta sing when your spirit says sing.

You gotta shout when your spirit says shout,
You gotta shout when your spirit says shout,
When your spirit says shout, you gotta shout right out loud,
You gotta shout when your spirit says shout.

You gotta dance when your spirit says dance,
You gotta dance when your spirit says dance,
When your spirit says dance, you gotta dance right along
You gotta dance when your spirit says dance.
I have long considered Jenny Fields from The World According to Garp a fabulous role model. That is one of my favorite books and films. I still have to try that recipe from that book...

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Love This Video -Viva La Baker!

A Fabulous Mae West and A Very Hot Roger Dalton!

Kimberley Elise

"Don't deny what you know is the truth of yourself."

U.S. and Iran

Those in the know say that the US plans to invade Iran. Has been planning it for a while. If Israel or the US, or any of the other US satellites invade Iran, we know whats going on.
I am profoundly sad over the coal miners in Utah and in Indiana. My comment about my grandmother was very ironic.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

2 Somali Journalists Killed by Somali Government for Anti-U.S. Remarks

I heard this story on Democracy Now last night. Two somali journalists,Ali Sharmarke and Mahad Ahmed Elmi, were murdered as punishment for anti-U.S. remarks. Six Somali journalists have been murdered by the government this year. The Somali government is supported by the U.S. government.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election

I don't think anyone at this point believes that a Republican can win this election, unless free elections are truly over in this country and they steal it again. Alas, the presidency of the United States boils down to a choice between(oh how I do hate binaries)two candidates--Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama. Both of these candidates have their winning points(in terms of winning the election, not necessarily something flattering--however I am not saying anything negative against either), Hillary is a great speaker, very poised, elegant, and would be a great choice for the first female president. Barak is cute, handsome, gorgeous(do you see my gaga eyes?), very charismatic, and an able leader. He is also Black and he would be a great and welcomed change in this country. I am supporting his campaign.

In terms of winning this campaign, I think that we must look to the historical trend that applies. In the history of advancement in American culture, it has been(although I don't condone it--its just a fact) the case that Black males have advanced and exist higher on the totem pole than white women. This is a point that I took up in discussion with some students in an African American literature course I taught one semester. Black men gained their suffrage(although, of course, this is only in terms of paper--Blacks weren't really freed until 1965--and this is even more so the case fof Black women, but more on that later) in 1870 with the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment. This caused a great rupture in the solidary between Black men and white women, who had been allies in the abolitionist movement. Indeed, many of the great Black male intellectuals and public figures of the mid and late 19th Century were also suffragists--Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois just to name two of the more prominent. However, that the white male power structure granted Black men the vote before they granted it to white women pretty much ended the alliance between these two groups and set the caste system under which we now exist. Here is a rough time line of the gaining of suffrage in this country which also serves as a totem pole for the value of groups in this country as well:

Wealthy white men always had everything-poor white men got the vote in the 1770s as well with the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution-Black men got the vote in 1870 with the Fourteenth Amendement- White Women got the vote in 1920-Black women, Chinese people, Native Americans, and other ethnic groups got the vote in 1965.

This is the legacy of the American system of privilege. How does this all play out in this presidential election? If history has anything to do with it, then Barak Obama will be the next president of the United States, simply because male privilege is ensued, even where white women are concerned. If Hillary wins, it will be a disruption in the "American Way"-- which is not at all a bad thing. What may happen though--and it would be a great and interesting thing--Hillary and Barak would join the same ticket--and then we would truly see what is really real in the United States.

Happy Birthday Castro!!!

God Bless Castro on his 81st Birthday!

Joy, Joy,Joy Karl Rove is Gone

Bush and his Rasputin.

Rasputin, I mean Karl Rove, has today announced his resignation from the Bush administration. I know there will be wild parties everywhere. Don't take your eyes off of him yet though. The devil isn't dead yet.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Huey P Newton's Assessment--Very Keen Analysis

Capitalism is no longer the problem. We are facing reactionary intercommunalism.