Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
I just finished reading the 1492 pages of the 2083: A European Declaration for Independence compiled by Anders Behring Breivik. I Spent two days dissolving this dictate. I wanted to examine, from the perspective of a behavioral scientist, what went on inside of his mind. In most cases, one does not have such a wealth of material to study.
This past Friday, I was listening to right wing radio as usual in the afternoon. They were speaking about the bombings and shootings that occurred in Oslo earlier in the day. I tweeted these occurrences earlier that morning myself personally.
The show was hosted by Rusty somebody. I called in after he stated that he was 1000 percent sure that it was an Islamic extremist responsible for the heinous carnage. He added that although he was Nordic by description that it was obvious he had been converted to Islam. I could not get through. All I wanted to do was outline the possibility that he was an ultra-nationalist void of Islamic extremist given the recent increase in nationalism and anti-immigration movements in Norway, Germany, and Finland. He said I was incorrect and that I should call another talk show.
One thing for certain is that the level off scholarship and astuteness evinced in the tractate many have called a “manifesto”, reads like something the esteemed emeritus of History from Georgetown University Carroll Quigley would have peened, or the punctiliously classic Dr. Chekih Anta Diop.
Obviously well-read with a disquisitive knowledge of history, sociology and chemistry, I hated to admit that this was not the work of some psychopathic Tim McVeigh copycat. I was even impressed with his thourogness as a scholar yet equally dismayed by his use of idealogy to take the lives of those he disagreed with.
He really desired, as he wrote: “Perhaps the strongest force for true academic reform is that which seeks to defeat the ideological depredations of political correctness by winning the war of ideas. Moreover, some colleges and universities continue to swim against the ideological tides of our time. From quoting everyone from Edmund Burke’s to the father of deconstruction, Jacques Derrida to Antonio Gramsci, Breivik, from his pen believed he was fighting against “a quiet revolution propagating a European hate ideology with the goal of destroying Western civilization and which was: anti-God, anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-nationalist, anti-patriot, anti-conservative, anti-hereditarian, anti-ethnocentric, anti-masculine, anti-tradition, and anti-morality.” Even asserting that this was the “very condition” Judge Robert Bork describes as “modern liberalism,” or “radical egalitarianism’ (equality of outcomes rather than of opportunities) and ‘radical individualism’ (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification).”
Lead him to corrupt philosophical materialism to justify his actions to combat his perceived “feminization of European culture” and “political correctness as engendered by cultural Marxist (particularly those of the Frankfurt School.
Even historically, I was not able to find any inconsistencies regarding his recantment of history. His presentation of the Russo-Turkish War and likewise, his discussion of , the Islamic Ottoman, Congress of Berlin and the Eurabia Code (Euro-Arab Dialogue Symposia conducted in Venice (1977) and Hamburg (1983)) and the events in the early 1990s in Bosnia-Herzegovina were rather factual but there was a tendency to over emphasize all he considered personally wrong as being extreme without recognize his own polarity. In essence he incessantly uses history to criticize Islam, other non-European cultures and those who do not harbor hatred based on ethnicity or culture, yet ignores his own equally obvious biases in an effort to support his personal belief orientation of supremacy while at the same time noting “Chinese, Indian, Korean and other Asian Universities are graduating millions of motivated engineers and scientists every year, Western Universities have been reduced to little hippie factories, teaching about the wickedness of the West and the blessings of Barbarism.”
This document is both exciting and frightening. It should be required reading for all students in any discipline and studied to the hilt to demonstrate what scholarship is on the one hand, and what megalomania unchecked can lead to ideological on the other. Breivik lives in a dichotomous world view null of harmony. He states that “the extreme Leftists have tended to get away with their violence because it has been directed against the despised right-wingers. Now, their violence is increasingly aimed at established political parties and state institutions, too.” Even using “the outcome of the Aboriginal and Native American struggle” to support his supposition “that the indigenous peoples of a specific territory have undisputed exclusive rights in their own lands,” and that this should be the case for Europeans in Europe as well?
He concludes “that the cultural Marxists, anti-nationalist humanists and globalists outright refuse us the same basic human rights prove without a doubt that they are in fact the racists, that they are the fascists and Nazis of our time.”
This THEY are who this psychopath targeted and history will remember him for his actions and Norway and creating as Kuhn would say a paradigm shift – the Christian fundamentalist European nationalist terrorist.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
For years, calling for the assignation of a sitting president has been considered a criminal act. Now such is not the case and has been interpreted by a federal court as a form of free speech. In California, a La Mesa man posted racial and derogatory epithets in an internet chat room that called for people to "shoot" Barack Obama.
Just this week on Tuesday, a federal appeals court ruled that such behavior in an internet chat room was considered to be a form of constitutionally protected free speech. As a result, the man had his criminal conviction overturned.
Two years ago, Walter Bagdasarian (in picture) was found guilty of making threats against a major presidential candidate in comments he posted on a Yahoo.com financial on Oct. 22, 2008.
In the majority opinion written by Judge Stephen Reinhardt, it read "When our law punishes words, we must examine the surrounding circumstances to discern the significance of those words’ utterance, but must not distort or embellish their plain meaning so that the law may reach them. Judge Reinhardt was joined in the 2 to one decision by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski. Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw dissented.
Although the divided panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stated that Bagdasarian's comments were "particularly repugnant," they went on to add that saying Obama "will have a 50 cal in the head soon" and a call to "shoot the [racist slur]" weren't violations of the law under which he was convicted since the statute doesn't criminalize "predictions or exhortations to others to injure or kill the president.”
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
For example, around the globe, the real problem is not the governments (albeit they play a major role) but rather the banks and the possibility they may run out of money. In Ireland for example, it is more likely that banks will run out of loot before the government. Here at home, Bank of America recently made a bond issuance of $2.5 billion in new bonds. Why, because they are short on loot, running out of money and because the bank's stock just fell to fresh multi-year lows.
Both banks and governments are responding to the global debt crisis by adding more debt on top of debt. Adding debt to more debt is a pyramid scheme, a Ponzi scheme for to keep the pyramid intact, more loot is needed to keep those on top and under them making money. All kidding aside, looking a Greece for example, the fact is that Greece will never be able to pay back the debt it owes bond holders and the global markets.
It is not hard to see, but when you have a basically dumb-downed and ignorant electorate, the obvious gets lost in this age where talk and opinion takes the place of news and information. Or else it would be front and center that in the last year, the US dollar has fallen 12% in value which has led to making China the top seller of US treasury bonds worldwide. This means that the US government is an insolvent nation financially. We have accumulated a trillion dollar deficit three years in a row and a double dip in the housing market. Add to this the rising cost of oil and gas due to manipulation by speculators, mainly by the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, and then it is easy to see what the outcome will be – a global economy run by a single corporate institution in the form of one world bank.
Ireland, which total debt is 100 percent of GDP, is insolvent. Greece, Italy, Spain, France and the US are all approaching the same boat. Why because the IMF, World Bank, Federal Reserve, Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland (a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations) and similar agencies only work to see banks get paid, not that governments or democracy survive and prosper. If the US is to survive, it must function on a national credit system, which would lead to a sovereign nation state based on a system of our currency – the dollar. This would result in a non-inflationary credit system run by the state. But banks don’t want that, as Andrew Jackson and Lincoln found out centuries earlier.
If this does not occur, then we will continue, as a nation to involve ourselves in wars, for that will be the only way to make money. We will be in Pakistan, which will put us in conflict with China (which may involve India and Russia) and even in our own hemisphere in South America.
What is saddening is that most Americans do not have a clue, especially African Americans who often cannot see the trees for the forest through our own doing. History shows us that when the US economy goes awry, we feel it first and hardest. For we have limited if any knowledge of the collateralized debt obligations, complex financial papers/instruments, or the sophisticated computerized risk models that got us as a nation in this predicament. But we can spend, and buy and not save although property depreciations due to the foreclosure crisis will wipe out a significant amount of our wealth as a community and may cost us alone upwards of $190 billion dollars. After all everybody know we are the most vulnerable, especially loan companies, except for us.
Folk, America is broke. We the people are broke. The only thing I see on the horizon is debt on top of debt. But like all pyramid schemes, ours will fall or be found out too and our republic as we know it will be no longer and instead, a part of a new entity – the one world corporation.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
New Research Shows Black Women With Lighter Skin, Have Lighter Prison Sentence Than Women With Dark Skin
A new study just published in in The Social Science Journal (Volume: 48, Issue: 1, Pages: 258-250) called “The impact of light skin on prison time for black female offenders,” may add some evidence supporting the affirmation of Larsen’s premise. The study, conducted by Jill Viglione, Lance Hannon, and Robert DeFina, are researchers at Villanova University. provides strong evidence that lighter skin color is significantly correlated with a lighter prison sentence.
Based on data, collected from the records of 12,158 women incarcerated in North Carolina prisons between 1995 and 2009., inclusive of information regarding inmate hair color, eye color, height, weight, body type and skin tone (light skin tone is assigned a code of 1, and dark skin tone is assigned a code of 0), revealed that with respect to prison sentences, women noted to be of light skin were sentenced to 12% less time behind bars than their darker skinned confederates.
This finding was consistent even when controlling for prior history of incarceration, conviction date, prison misconduct, and body type. Moreover researchers also controlled for if the woman was convicted of homicide or robbery – crimes that have longer sentences. Upon which they also observed that having light skin reduces the actual time served by approximately 11%.
According to the authors as presented in the abstract, “The present analysis extends this line of inquiry by examining how perceived skin tone (assessed by correctional officers) is related to maximum prison sentence and actual time served,” and that their findings “indicated that black women deemed to have a lighter skin tone received more lenient prison sentences and served less time behind bars.”
Friday, July 15, 2011
Let me preface this first by saying I am no economist, but I was blessed in the 10th grade to learn economy from my teacher Dr. Moyer. He was my home room teacher also. Now I attempt to read anywhere from 20 to 30 newspapers around the world to stay somewhat informed on what is going on around me. The reason for so many is due to the fact I trust no single source and have a penchant to form my own conclusion. Although these include top shelf African American outlets including but not limited to Theroot.com, thegriot.com, and even one I write for, Rollinout, they seem to , if at all, write topically about the current debt and deficit debates in a sensational form that lacks a fundamental understanding of economics regardless if Keynesian or Austrian in orientation.
The last I read, the 14th amendment made it unconstitutional for the United States to default on its debt. Not to mention a statutory limit was put in place in 1917 when congress passed the second liberty Bond act. But one would not pick this mention up from reading most papers. Nor would objectivism ablaqueate factual distinctions often left out in an effort to cover the story.
Sure they mention Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s dropping the nation’s credit rating, yet do not provide any historical perspective. The way I see it, a market evaluation on this issue would have seen the rating on US Treasury Certificates (short term bills issued by the Treasury that are issued at regular intervals with various maturities). Should have happened at least six years ago, especially as we see now how bond ratings before the crash three years ago were not very helpful. I mean as a nation we have been basically insolvent for a long time.
Right now as it stands, democrats and republicans are an embarrassment to folk like me, bread and butter and salt and pepper on eggs in the morning Americans. China is already in the process of downgrading the US' sovereign credit rating regardless of what the Congress does. This because no matter what is done, the fundamental problem is the US' inability to generate wealth and borrowing more is not a solution. Plainly stated, we have no loot or at least limited resources left for economic development. And for our largest debt holders, China, raising the debt limit is good for investors, but bad for China,
Now for the typical American, in particular black folks, we don’t seem to have any interest on the issue other than we just want Obama to win and that the republicans are the bad guys. Other than that we don’t know what this all about, or how it affect us or may in the future, or what the Treasury note has to do with this.
It would help if we knew what a Treasury note or Bill or certificate or bond was, but for most of us – it has nothing to do with them, just as what is going on in Greece, Italy, or Spain. Sad thing is that our publications don’t seem to care or even know how to present or write about the issues in a manner that would motivate people to learn or understand they are definitely affected by all this.
Right now, American big banks like Citigroup and Bank of America are down about 7and it is even worse for banks across the pond. BNP Paribas, Barclays, and Banco Santander are all down 13% or more and Société Générale is down 16%. Just last week the downgrade of Portuguese sovereign debt and renewed concerns that Greece will need about $100 billion by year’s end to remain solvent. Which means Italy could take a hit which will expose all the big US banks due to their over extension via toxic mortgage debts, the value of which continues to fall as the housing market continues to sink. Add to this the fact that many of these American finical house have made massive profits by selling insurance derivatives known as credit default swaps to banks in Europe, we should be able to see the problem: for this is the same activity that dropped AIG to its knees in 2008.
Now all I am saying is that these talks and hardheadness on the side of both Obama and the Congress only hit us little folk. Most of them are millionaires and won’t suffer. We can be certain of fuel, water, and food shortages for no particular amount of time as well as Oil Exporters increasing their cost in an effort to deal with the losses resulting in reduced values of US Treasury Bonds. Not to mention that the value of your dollar will fall even lower and won’t be able to buy as much and that the housing market will take an even bigger hit.
All I am trying to say I guess t is ok to be oblivious and think that what goes on in Italy or anything to do with how politicians attempt to deal with this problem doesn’t impact you. But it does, whether we know it or not.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There are Tens Of Thousands Of Formerly Middle Class Americans homelesss now and On The Streets
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Imbecilic Floyd Mayweather Jr. Lights $100 Bill on Fire When Black Male Unemployment rates above 20 percent
I cannot tell you if they were passed down by the family or old sayings or if he picked them up reading – he did read a lot. I wonder if he would have used these and a few more to describe the actions of Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now for the record, I suspect many of us know that he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he can fight and has managed to amass a fortune from his skill set.
However, his decisions continue to show a person that either lacks common sense or is completely out of touch with reality in the fashion the selfish often abjure. Recently, the boxer was caught on film setting a $100biill on fire, while partying with Lil Kim and Gucci Mane at the Velvet Room. I guess Floyd has never read that it is a felony to burn money and that such comes with a penalty of up to six months behind bars, and a fine of $100.
Just last month, Mayweather jr. was ordered by a Federal Magistrate to give sworn testimony under oath concerning a defamation suit filed against him by Congressman Manny Pacquiao based on Mayweather's defamatory statements accusing Pacquiao of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
Upon this, the 33-year-old Mayweather has amassed eight misdemeanor and felony charges stemming from a Sept. 9, 2010 dispute with his former girlfriend, Josie Harris.
This is one of the dumbest things I have seen in recent days, albeit the scandal in Atlanta where teachers were caught cheating and not the students is right up there. This is another example of how many in the lime light are not in tune with the general public, for example the more than 20 percent of black males who are not employed or the millions who are struggling to keep a roof over their family’s heads.
If my uncle had known about William Gaddis, I think he would have agreed with him when he stated, “stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. .
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
West Statement is accurate. Even if the adjective “black” is removed from the statement, Obama would still remain a “mascot of Wall Street Oligarchs” just as all of the senators and congressional representatives within the beltway, as well all Presidents before him.
Telecom executive Donald H. Gips a vice president of Colorado-based Level 3 Communications LLC, delivered more than $500,000 in contributions for the Obama campaign. After being in charge of hiring in the Obama White House, in 2009, Obama named him ambassador to South Africa. In addition Level 3 Communications, received millions of dollars of government stimulus contracts for broadband projects in six states.
—though Obama vowed to end “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, and/or won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests. Just for raising $50,000 to $500,000 for his campaign. In total, 184 of 556, or about one-third, of Obama bundlers or their spouses joined the administration in some role. In fact, 80 percent of those who collected more than $500,000 for Obama took key administration posts. Also, President Obama's appointment of William Daley as his chief of staff is another example. Daley was an executive at JPMorgan Chase, the investment bank that received a $12 billion bailout during the financial crisis.
Former director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orzsag, for instance, resigned from his post and took a job at Citigroup. Incoming National Economic Council Chair Gene Sperling earned nearly $1 million from Goldman Sachs in 2008. Former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, for instance, in a short stint out of politics, earned reported $16.2 million working in investment banking for Wasserstein Perella, now part of Dresdner Kleinwort.
Moreover, I perceive this essay to be a dirigible attempt to misdirect attention from what is important for people to objectively evaluate political actions and policy, as well as advance the supposition that these people are ordained “leaders” by some amorphous corpus of out of touch people, as if we black folk are a monolithic group whom cannot think for ourselves.
In summary, Mr. Curry’s purview reflects the myopia and tolerance for tedium that makes most African Americans vote for democrats without question, or even a Presidential candidate because of his race, yet won’t even read the policies they proffer.
Yes the President is a mascot for the interest of a government in which a small group of people exercises control for selfish purposes. Yes, these people mainly thrive due to their involvement on Wall Street. I do not know of anyone who benefited from stimulus money. The members of his inner circle benefited from stimulus money, troubled asset relief programs and even comprise his core staff.
Unlike Mr. Curry, I can see this and still believe that the Preamble of this nation reads We the People, not we the corporation; something Obama seems have to intentionally forgotten albeit an expert in constitutional law.