Our Man Barack In The Nederlands: G-7 Summit.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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There is a custom in The Nederlands that calls for 3 kisses upon the cheeks….as you can see…

 

The Netherlands (nɛðərləndz/DutchNederland [ˈneːdərˌlɑnt] is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in western Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. The European part of the Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east; and shares maritime borders with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. The country is a parliamentary democracy organised as a unitary state. The capital city of the Netherlands, mandated by the constitution, is Amsterdam, however, the seat of government is located in The Hague. The Netherlands in its entirety is often referred to as Holland, which in strict usage, refers only to North and South Holland, two of its provinces; however the former usage is generally accepted

 

The Netherlands is a geographically low-lying country, with about 20% of its area and 21% of its population located below sea level, and 50% of its land lying less than one metre above sea level. This distinct feature contributes to the country’s name: in Dutch (Nederland), English, and in many other European languages, its name literally means “Low Land” or “Low Countries.” Most of the areas below sea level are man-made, caused by centuries of extensive and poorly controlled peat extraction, lowering the surface by several metres. Even in flooded areas peat extraction continued through turf dredging. From the late 16th century land reclamation started and large polder areas are now preserved through elaborate drainage systems with dikes, canals and pumping stations. Much of the Netherlands is formed by the estuary of three important European rivers, which together with their distributaries form the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta. Most of the country is very flat, with the exception of foothills in the far south-east and several low hill ranges in the central parts.

 

The Netherlands was one of the first countries to have an elected parliament, and the country is a founding member of the EUG-10NATOOECDWTO and a part of the trilateral Benelux economic union. The Netherlands had the tenth-highest per capita income in the world in 2011. The country is host to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and five international courts: the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The first four are situated in The Hague, as is the EU’s criminal intelligence agency Europol and judicial co-operation agency Eurojust. This has led to the city being dubbed “the world’s legal capital”. The Netherlands has a market-based mixed economy, ranking 17th of 177 countries according to the Index of Economic Freedom. In May 2011, the Netherlands was ranked as the “happiest” country according to results published by the OECD.

 

 

In Case You Missed Any Of Day One In The Nederlands:

 

TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For Monday The 24th Of March. Barack’s In The Nederlands & Michelle’s In Xi’an, China.

 

The Rijksmuseum, The Nederlands.

 

Advancing Global Nuclear Security

 

President Obama Travels To The Netherlands, Meets With World Leaders.

 

 

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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands After Bilateral Meeting

 

 

President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands

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President Obama and Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands speak to the press after a bilateral meeting a the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 

 

 

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Remarks by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China Before Bilateral Meeting

 

 

President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with President Xi of China

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President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China speak to the press before a bilateral meeting at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in The Hague.

 

 

 

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Statements and Releases – March 24, 2014

 

The Hague Declaration

 

Briefing by Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes

 

President Obama Announces Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

 

Q+A with First Lady Michelle Obama

 

 

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Statement on Enhancing Radiological Security

 

Joint Statement on Countries Free of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU)

 

FACT SHEET: Italy Highly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium Removals

 

Joint Statement by the United States and Italy on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

 

Joint Statement by President Obama and Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of Belgium on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit

 

FACT SHEET: Belgium Highly Enriched Uranium and Plutonium Removals

 

FACT SHEET: Advancing Global Nuclear Security

 

Joint Statement by the United States and the Netherlands on Climate Change and Financing the Transition to Low-Carbon Investments Abroad

 

Joint Statement by the Leaders of Japan and the United States on Contributions to Global Minimization of Nuclear Material

 

FACT SHEET: Cooperation at Japan’s Fast Critical Assembly

 

FACT SHEET: United States-Japan Nuclear Security Working Group

 

 

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On Board With President Obama – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Published on Mar 24, 2014

Monday March 24th – President Obama arrives in The Netherlands, tours the Rijksmuseum and holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Rutte of The Netherlands, before participating in a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of China at the United States Ambassador’s residence before arriving at the World Forum to participate in the Nuclear Security Summit.

 

 

 

 

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This Shit Has Got To Stop: 7 MONTHS PREGNANT AND DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIM. WHY IS LUCIA DETAINED?


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Lucia fled Guatemala to get away from her abusive husband, who brutally beat her repeatedly. Now she is seven months pregnant and has passed her credible fear interview, but is still detained. Why?!!

 

Lucia was in a relationship with her abusive husband who beat her on a daily basis. He would come home drunk and beat Lucia until she was unconscious then left her laying in a pool of her own blood gasping for help. She always had bruises on her face and arms from her husband’s beatings. On several occasions Lucia came to the point of almost having an abortion because the beatings were so brutal. The day after her last beating Lucia found the courage to leave her husband and flee to the United States asking for refuge so she could save her life and her unborn baby’s life. In Guatemala she had no one who could help her as her family lives in the U.S. 

 

Lucia crossed the border into Mexico and made her way towards the border into he United States .She was caught at the border and taken to El Paso Detention Center where she has been held for the last 3 months.

 

In September Lucia was notified that she passed her credible fear. By Immigration’s own standards, by classifying Lucia as “Level 1” detainee, ICE admits she is a low-priority case and should therefore release her to her family. Lucia is asking for asylum; by passing her credible fear interview she has already demonstrated she meets the bar set for fighting her asylum case. Instead of fighting her case from detention, Lucia should be freed and allowed to fight her case from the outside. The physiological stress caused by her husband’s beating has gotten worse due to her extended detainment. Her pregnancy is now at higher risk and she needs to receive treatment outside of the Detention Center.

 

I urge ICE to use its discretion for Lucia so she can receive proper medical care for the remainder of her pregnancy and be allowed to be with her child after the birth.

 

 

Take Action: Make a Call for Lucia’s Release

 

 

Call acting director John Sandweg @ 202-742-3000:

“Hi, I was calling to ask that John Sandweg use discretion in the case of Lucia Chilel Ramirez (A# 206-527-565). She is 7 months pregnant and needs proper medical care. Lucia fled Guatemala because her life and the life of her unborn baby were in danger because of the consistent beatings by her husband. Please release Lucia immediately!”

 

 

The Petition

 

To Acting Director John Sandweg and El Paso Field Director:

I am writing to urge you to stop the deportation of Lucia Chilel Ramirez (A# 206-527-565), who is 7 months pregnant and has been held at El Paso Detention Center for 3 months. Lucia fled her abusive husband in Guatemala for fear that he might kill her and her unborn child. In September 2013 Lucia passed her credible fear interview; however ICE is refusing to release her.

 

 

Victim to Victor: pictures of my life; domestic violence SURVIVOR

 

 

 

Uploaded on Apr 1, 2011

An actual pictography of 22 years of my life with a controlling, abusive person who first landed me with his charm. Just like the cycle goes, once I realized something wasnt right, and I looked around, I was isolated and had no social network or support. I left and returned 3 times, then married him.

 

Look at the facial expressions.

 

Please use and share this as a tool. I am open to questions, comments or advice at OP Music House dot org.

 

Nobody deserves it, ever. See something say something. Its time to EXPOSE domestic violence and abuse.

 

Heed warning signs. And it does NOT just happen to women. Abusive behavior happens with CONTROL. And control doesnt recognize a gender, skin color or career.

 

If your partner is degrading you, reducing your self-esteem and self-respect, tries to separate you from the things and people that you love, STOP. It’s a problem. Its subtle, it doesn’t just suddenly happen.

 

Dont walk, RUN. And dont look back. Please.

 

Watched from (in order of views) United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, India, Libya, Germany, Ghana, Kuwait, Nepal, South Africa, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Belize, Sweden, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy, Cambodia, Kenya and South Korea.

 

 

”Dangerous Love” Diary Of A Battered Woman

 

Published on Jun 25, 2013

Here is the new intense video/shortfilm for an online campaign I was apart of to help raise awareness for domestic abuse. I am extremely proud to be apart of this project and hope you guys can appreciate it as much as I do. There is no better way for me to show my viewers something different and that I have more to offer than just jokes than with this powerful message. I hope it entertains the masses but most of all, I truly hope it inspires someone to get out of such a situation or help someone get out. Act… Before it’s too late and share this video if you LOVE the women in your family! “ONE LOVE”

 

 

 

 

Survivor of domestic violence: Suzanne Perry on ‘Public Report’

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 13, 2012

October is domestic violence awareness month. Meet the founder of nonprofit oranization OP Music House, home town hero Suzanne Perry.

 

Suzanne recalls her life from age 17 thru the next 22 years as the target of her husbands raging physical and verbal outbursts.

 

She started to accept she would never escape as fact, life became a blur and meaningless. She all but lost hope, until her daughter gave her an ultimatum. We all have a breaking point. Luckily Suzanne lived to tell and sends a message to us all.

 

Love shouldn’t hurt! If you are in a bad relationship, you are not ever alone. So many more are going through it and honestly will understand without judging you. Reach out.

 

If an emergecy – get to safety and call 911! Learn self-defense too. You dont have to take it, and abuse comes in many forms. A black eye can heal but a bruised soul doesn’t. Dont stop to question if your abuser will change. They will abuse again. They are not sorry, they will make you out to be crazy and make theirself to appear the victim.

Get out, and please, dont look back!

 

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Meet The Culinary Stars Of Trinidad and Tobago


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Black people travel: Meet the culinary stars of Trinidad and Tobago, and learn their food preparation secrets

 

by Metanoya Z. Webb | October 28, 2013

 

The Trinidad and Tobago culinary scene is buzzing. With the success of restaurateur Khalid MohammedCaribbean Flavours TV host, Wendy Rahamut, and Trinibagonians’ big win in CHTA’s Taste of The Caribbean competition, the foodie locale continues to be recognized globally for it’s traditional and fusion cuisine.

 

“Tobago food is like home,” Zahara Duncombe, Spa Director at Spa Essencia at the Hyatt Trinidad explains when I probe her about the difference between island and mainland cuisine. “Trinidad has a cosmopolitan food scene,” she continues. “It’s like New York, there’s a little bit of everything.” However, grubbing like a local Trinbagonian is far from prim and proper.

 

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Down home cooking the Trinbagonian way

At this years’ Blue Food Festival, an annual outdoor celebration for indigenous Tobagonian cooks, stew chicken, curry crab, dumpling, green banana, boiled ripe plantain and, of course the blue dasheen root, were all on the tasting menu.

 

While relaxing on the sunny island, we also sampled baked cassava pie, steamed fish and Ah Taste of Tobago’s delicious ginger wine.

 

And we can’t forget the famous street food.

 

Doubles to Trinbagonians is like pizza to New Yorker’s — it’s a cheap, greasy delight.  Trinidadian doubles king Araby Ali, owner of Ali’s Doubles, a roadside shop in San Fernando, Trinidad, starts prepping the ingredients for his curried ‘channa’ (chickpeas) and  ‘bara’ (fried dough) at 2:30 am every day. When asked how his competitors’ doubles compare, he said: “I have no competition.” The congregation of locals lined up outside his eatery at 9 am on a Tuesday is a testament to his cocksure response.

 

Ali wouldn’t give up the goods on the doubles recipe that’s been in his family for over 50 years, but here’s what the sandwich-like treats are traditionally made of.

 

Bara — which makes up the bread of the “sandwich” — is composed of flour, salt, curry powder, gheera (cumin), ground pepper, yeast, warm water, sugar and oil for frying. Curried channa — the filling — is composed of chickpeas, curry powder, minced garlic, onion, cumin, salt, pepper and pepper sauce.

 

While local roadside street-eats like doubles and sahina (callaloo, chickpeas and deep-fried dough) make grubbing in Trinidad and Tobago feel authentic, upscale dining is a mainstay on the Caribbean island as well.

 

Khalid Mohammed: Fine dining star

Chaud claims to be “the most elegant fine dining restaurant in Trinidad and Tobago.” After spending an evening at Khalid Mohammed’s upscale culinary oasis, I understand why.

 

The interior has a colonial French aesthetic — an ode to Mohammed’s training at New York’s esteemed French Culinary Institute perhaps?

 

The four-course meal we enjoyed was divine. We started off with Sancoche, which is corn soup, ground provisions and coconut cream. The main course consisted of two small plates: Red Snapper Creole, served with coo coo (seasoned cornmeal pie), callaloo fondue, and crispy ochro (okra); plus Stewed Oxtail and Dumplings with poi bhaghi (pak choi).

 

For desert, I had Cocobel Chocolate Delice served alongside a scoop of organic Cocoa Nib ice cream.

 

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Culinary artist on his craft

Dale Hamilton, 26, is the executive chef of the Lighthouse restaurant at Crews Inn—a waterfront hideaway in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. The culinary artist proudly shares that he cooked for President Obama. “I prepared a rib eye, arugula mashed potatoes and broccoli,” says Hamilton who oversees the property’s three food and beverage establishments.

 

“Keeping within the local ingredients is where my heart is in culinary,” the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute graduate says. “The more ingredients I see the more inspired I get to cook. I’m an artist in the kitchen.”

 

And art is just what Hamilton whipped up when we visited the Lighthouse for lunch. The first course was Bake and Shark canapés (a popular Trinbagonian street food) served with a cucumber lime salsa and coconut tamarind sauce. Then came tamarind seared mahi mahi, and garlic roasted potatoes with a sundried tomato salsa. And for desert, mango passion fruit mousse cake. Yum!

 

Wendy Rahamut of TV’s Caribbean Flavours

According to author and Caribbean Flavours host, Wendy Rahamut, “It’s the blend of different cultures that makes Trini cuisine unique.” From French and African, to East Indian and Portuguese, 19th century indentured servitude brought immigrants from all corners of the globe to Trinidad and Tobago. The result: culinary diversity respectfully glazed with chutney and pepper sauce.

 

 

The veteran chef has been filming her cooking show in a cozy kitchen on the ground level of her St. Joseph’s Village home since 1998. Wendy shared her delicious callaloo and rum punch recipes with us — take note.

 

Wendy’ Rum Punch

1 cup of fresh limejuice

2 cups of sugar (melted)

3 cups of dark rum

4 cups of water

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Tarnish with nutmeg

 

Callaloo Soup

1 bunch of dasheen bush or callaloo bush washed and finely chopped

4 garlic cloves

½ cup chopped West Indian pumpkin

1 medium onion chopped

½ large bunch of fresh thyme

2 tbs of chopped celery

1 cup of shopped fresh chives

8 ochroes (okra) sliced

1 Scotch bonnet pepper left whole

2 pimento peppers, seeded and chopped

2 whole blue crabs, cleaned and washed in lime juice

2 tbs of butter

1 cup of coconut milk

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

In a large pot, place 1 cup of water, add dasheen bush, garlic, pumpkin, onion, thyme, celery, chives, ochroes (okra), peppers and crabs.

 

Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until all ingredients are tender (approximately 30 minutes.)

 

Stir in coconut milk, cook for another 10 minutes, remove hot pepper and crab and swizzle until smooth; taste and adjust seasoning.

 

Get more great recipes at Wendy’s web site.

 

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Trinidad and Tobago are not just about white sand beaches and fruity cocktails. We hope this culinary exploration will inspire you to go globetrotting in the kitchen — cooking and eating Trini style — until you can make it to this island food oasis.

Follow Metanoya Z. Webb on Twitter at @GtStiletto

 

Thank you theGRIO.

 

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August 6th 2012: Celebrating 50 Years Of Jamaican Independence


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

The Jamaican flag is symbolized by the motto: “Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth” The black is hardship and skin color, green is the abundance of resources and yellow is sunshine

 

 

 

August 6, 2012 will be the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’sindependence. The Jamaican people are a mixture of cultures. When Columbus arrived in 1494, he encountered indigenous Arawak people. But over the years, black people were brought in as slaves from Africa, and Chinese and East Indians were imported to Jamaica as indentured servants. Today, the population contains about 90 percent black people descended from African slaves, as well as citizens of mixed heritage. The other ten percent are a mixture of Chinese, East Indian and white.

 

One of the strongest elements of Jamaican culture is the language called “Jamaican Creole”. Although educated in English, due to British colonialism, Jamaicans consider their version of creole to be an expression of their rebellion against European domination. And in fact, a lot of Jamaican culture revolves around political or social expression. The most notable social and political revolution is the Rasta movement. Also called Rastafari or Rastafarian, it is often erroneously referred to as a religion, but it is really a movement that involves so many different facets and philosophies, and incorporates scriptures and figures from other religions, notably Judaism and Christianity. Since Rasta advocates the smoking of “ganja” [marijuana], the movement sometimes gains a bad reputation.

 

The Rastafarian movement was born in the 1930s, when Haile Selassie I [formerly named Ras Tafari -1930-1974] became supreme ruler of Ethiopia. Conceived through a prophesy of American Marcus Garvey [of the “Back to Africa” movement], Rastas believe that Selassie is their messiah and has never really died, their version of Jesus. For a wonderful explanation of the Rasta movement and religious beliefs, click here for Catherine Beyer’s article on About.com.

 

One of the most well-known Rastas was Bob Marley, the father of reggae music, which is associated with Jamaica, and whose songs often depict Rasta themes. Other famous reggae stars are Bob Marley’s son Ziggy, Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh. In the last twenty years, reggae music has become more mainstream, and is popular worldwide. Jamaican food is also becoming more popular, and the classic “jerk sauce” for chicken, fish, pork and other meats has been featured on many Food Network shows, and other cooking channels. Jerk is a combination of a style of cooking introduced by runaway slaves — called “Maroons” — and Arawak spices. For a recipe and cooking video, click here.

 

Of course, Jamaica is one of the most popular vacation destinations for Americans, Canadians and Europeans. It has one of the most developed infrastructures in the Caribbean for tourism, which is its biggest industry. This week, they celebrate a half-century of independence from Great Britain

 

 

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Opening Address (Chair: Kate Quinn)
H.E. Anthony Johnson, Jamaican High Commissioner in London

August 2012 will mark two significant anniversaries, but will also signal a third, which is rarely acknowledged. On 6 August and 31 August 2012, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, respectively, will celebrate 50 years of independence from the UK. However, the third, unobserved date is that this month and the two anniversaries together, symbolise the beginning of the independence process for most of the Commonwealth Caribbean. For the people in the region, independence came with tremendous, perhaps unrealistic, expectations. Freedom from colonial tutelage and domination was at the forefront, but the experience of the last 50 years has been a lesson on the limitation of sovereignty. Another area where there was great hope was in relation to the economy, with expected prosperity and social well-being. The experiences of the past 50 years have turned out to be sobering and contradictory, at best. This one-day conference provides a multi-disciplinary overview of Jamaica’s internal development since independence, as well as the country’s impact on the Caribbean and the wider world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Conversation On Racism In America


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments follow in response to the post: Racism And President Of The United States Barack Hussein Obama

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 10:17  By hobolisa:

I agree, it’s “time that the shit stops!” I do stop short of executing racists, though. Maybe we could find a place for them to stew and hate together, where they would not contaminate the rest of us – like a leper colony.

I totally agree with you when you said, “The planet is sick with racism, and needs to be healed” but healing implies some degree of compassion for the afflicted. I know that once people are adults, and are exposed to different ideas than the racist indoctrination of their youth, they have to choose to continue that point of view; and that makes them as guilty of racist hate as their parents, before them. But, they are still members of the human race. They deserve to not be killed, on that account alone. This is the same principle where oppressed minorities demand a certain degree of respect, due to their humanity, if nothing else.

But, enough on that. I have been exploring your links to the Black Panther Party. It is very interesting, and I see that I have a lot to learn. The books on Amazon, on the subject, look interesting too.

I do agree that racism has become more blatant since Barack Obama became our President. It amazes me, because he is doing such a wonderful job as President! But, that is me. So many Whites do not want to see the extent of this cancer on our society, that I tend to think that its coming out of the shadows, may have a silver lining. Things do not change much when racism is covert, because it can be denied. I think that blatant racism is much easier to fight.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 09:34 by publius:

Romney is a tool. With a difficult economy, uncertain future, and decades of having elite White Liberals invent terms like “Whiteness” and “White Privilege” to lay the sins of Racism and other evils at the feet of White Working Class males… and while Faux News demagogues all of that… President Obama STILL draws one in three working class White Males (over 50) from Romney, and that number will increase to over 40% by the time Obama finishes campaigning. Just like it did when he ran against a legitimate White Male war hero in 2008. That would be like Reagan pulling one in three Working Class Black males in 1984.

What do you suppose President Obama does differently than White Liberals when talking to these guys? Just something for my Brothers of a Different Color to think about.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 11:20 by Deborah Willam

Juesseppi, It’s looking like some people in America were born to be racists. I’ve travelled extensively around European nations, some countries in the Caribbean and Africa and I have never in my life come across people as hateful as many Whites in America are. This has been my personal experience with a lot of White people here. Even whilst I was on a cruise vacation to the Caribbean, I met American racists and they showed their true colors to me even as we were sat at the same table but when they tried to talk to my husband who is white, he ignored them based on how I was treated. It never ceases to amaze me how they get away with such hate. But look at their media? Their media and society tell them (subliminally) that they’re the master race, that they’re better than every other race and many believe it and act accordingly. I don’t think it’s a small number. I believe that the number of hate filled Whites in the US is very high (and I make a distinction between Whites in the US and many parts of Europe). I don’t understand the hate. Surely, those whom they’ve oppressed for years should be the ones who are hateful towards them? We cannot compare the actions of the Black Panther (New or original) to the actions of hateful whites. The kkk has murdered over 10,000 Blacks, the Black Panther has not done anything as such. The society clearly favors whites over Blacks and Browns and that doesn’t seem to be enough for many hatemongers. Take a look online and you’ll see hundreds (if not thousands) of hate-mongering websites by White Americans. Now go and find a hate site directed at Whites by Blacks (you’ll be hard pressed to find one). I don’t have an answer as to why so much hate. Yes, there are good White Americans but I’m beginning to think they’re outnumbered.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 11:55 | In reply to Deborah Willam by hobolisa:

It’s sad, but I am beginning to realize that we really are outnumbered. I used to have more faith in the general goodness of people. I am so thankful that I grew up overseas! It gave me some degree of objectivity to all of this disgusting morass of American racially motivated hate. And yet, I catch myself buying in to it in increments, and have to purge myself of it when I see it. I am sure there are elements of racism in me that I have not identified yet. It is pervasive, and insidious. It is evil. Yet, it is part of our culture, and it is too easy to be blind to the more subtle ways it can creep into our pre-existing anxieties.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 11:40 | In reply to Deborah Willam By Jueseppi B. :

Good sane thinking caucasian Americans who are free of racial hatred are very rare Deborah, and any one who travels abroad or here in the United States knows this. Yes, the non racist caucasian is out numbered by the hate filled racist caucasian by a large number.

They hate, and are filled with racism because they fear that which they know to be superior to them. Check the history of America and you’ll see who has survived and even blossomed under horrific conditions. America was built on the backs of people of color oppressed by the caucasians. Racist caucasians envy that strength & intelligence.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 11:51 | In reply to Jueseppi B. by Deborah Willam:

I posted a tribute to Black Men around the world on my wall a few months ago and some White people didn’t like it. If anyone deserves medal for mental strength and surviving against all odds and atrocities, I think Black people should especially Black men. My husband was raised in a small village in Austria and didn’t know anything about slavery or racism until he moved to the US 12 years ago. I’ve been his teacher and he’s constantly amazed and disgusted at how whites here get away with many things. His family members who had never seen a Black person in person before loved me from day 1. The question of race never arose with them even though they don’t speak a word of English and my German is broken. All his nieces and nephews call me Aunty Debbie and I’ve never faced any hate in that small village all these years. Now compare that to me going into a small town in the US eh! I doubt if I’ll still have my life!

 

 

 

You’re right GWB will never be seen as bad despite his atrocities just like NO White person will ever be considered bad for all their atrocities just look at how they’re mollycoddling James Holmes who is a TERRORIST!!! If GWB goes to part of Europe, he will be arrested!!!

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 11:33 | In reply to Deborah Willam by Jueseppi B. :

You said a mouth full. I was wondering just yesterday, had James Holmes walked into a predominately Black movie theater and shot 12 Black Americans and wounded 53 Black Americans, would he be out on bail like Zimmerman?

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 11:53 | In reply to Deborah Willam by Jueseppi B. :

So what do we Americans do to erase racism, how do we start according to what you suggest?

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 12:04 | In reply to Jueseppi B.. by Deborah Willam:

I don’t know my brother! I don’t know how American type of hate can be erased! Remember that in many parts of Europe, hate speech is a crime. In the US, it’s not. It’s protected! So, I don’t have an answer with regards to hate in this country. It’s too much. There are too many hatemongers making money off the gullible for hate to end. As long as people like Limbaugh, Beck, Palin exist along with their gullible followers, hate will always thrive in the US. Do you know that in Iceland where they don’t have that many Blacks, if you make racist comments, you’re fine or jailed? Same in England, Germany and other Scandinavian countries.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 16:51 | In reply to Jueseppi B.. by Publius:

We comprehend it, and we are watching. You have called the racist attacks on this president treasonous. I agree. This president was rightfully elected as CIC in accordance with our constitution. At this point, the fact that I voted for him is immaterial. When I was 17 years old I took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC.

To any Tea Bagger types reading this: If you have policy issues with the president, that’s fine. If you have notions of “revolution”… this is one old “caucasian” you do not want to “bring it on.” Cause the last thing you will see in your gun collecting life is your own blood forming a vapor outside your body. Count on it.

Barrack Obama is POTUS. Cast your vote in November, do not suppress the vote of other Americans, and honor the will of the American People when the issue is decided. Let guys like ole Publius hang by a warm fire with a good book and a pretty lady for company.

 

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/30 at 16:09 by Feral Hussein Like:

My late father, a research psychologist for 44yrs at the US Dept of Labor participated in the March on Washington w/ his friend Rev James Reeb (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Reeb ) made it clear that the election of Obama was going to be like whacking the hornets nest of the racists in this country. My father spent the first 20 years of his career researching and developing employment strategies to move people especially minorities out of poverty. Ronnie Raygun came into office & soon after eliminated the Manpower Employment Admin that my father had worked for. It had been very successful in helping to recognize the unique strengths of impoverished people and develop those abilities through job training so they could be placed in jobs where they could succeed. But Raygun’s effort to punish the so called “Cadillac driving welfare queens” replaced the effort to help people be self-supporting so they could get out of poverty.

He was saddened by the belief that PBO’s election was going to improve race relations because as he said, “History has repeatedly shown that every time a minority advances, be it through recognized rights or a capacity to control their own destiny, there is always a horrific backlash to everyone in that minority group and those who support them.” He tried to warn everyone he knew to prepare for this but many scoffed him claiming he was relying on his experiences from the 60s and race relations in the US had changed dramatically in 40+ years.

Bull Shit!

Racism will never be fully eradicated in the US unless we can bring everyone up to their full economic potential. As a psychologist, I say this because social psychologists & anthropologists have shown repeatedly through research for decades that racism is adopted by people most often with low intellect and who are low on the social and economic hierarchical totem pole.

People must believe they are doing as well as everyone else or they look for scapegoats. We saw this during the Depression in the 30s when the numbers of people who people who joined the KKK exploded and when Hitler scapegoated the Jews with the unbelievable hyperinflation caused by the Weimar Republic economy in Germany during the 20s & 30s. A down economy drives a great deal of racially biased paranoia because it is too easy to blame another group for the economic perils people are facing. People often don’t understand the complex economic drivers that forced the economy to go south. Factual reality of what caused the economic downturn is replaced by one’s own personal reality based on fear and paranoia. And for these people, the easiest explanation is the most plausible because complex explanations are way over their heads.

With the economy as it is, people are willing to accept any and every easy non-fact based explanation Fox, Limbaugh, Michael Savage, and the GOP can pull out of their posteriors. The GOP knows full well what it is doing by hindering the economic policies of the Democrats & PBO. They use the dog whistle of racism to try to get people to forget what they did that really destroyed the economic prosperity the Clinton left GWB to get votes just so they can be in power.

The only way to stop this is to arm ourselves with facts and start talking to people. Walk away from those who wont listen as they are entrenched in the GOP conspiracy theories and trying to change their minds is pointless. Find the people who don’t understand but are open minded enough to listen and talk to them about what is going on and who has caused it.

 

Thank you all for these comments posted above.

 

Racism is a disease. The cure is conversation, frank honest conversation followed by action. Swift, quick, fast action to eradicate racial hatred. Education is the key to this action.

 

I’ll end this with the comments of a racist asshole named Richard, who has not a clue what makes me tick, I didn’t respond to Richard, I just saved his comments for this post.

 

 

Submitted on 2012/07/28 at 18:52 | In reply to Jueseppi B.. by Richard:

You are truly a stupid person, who sad to say, does much to discredit the black race…no matter how much you resent being what you are, you will awake in the morning and still be the same inferior thinking, resentful person you were prior to going to bed.

Like I said, I know what you are up to, I know your kind; genetics can at times be cruel master, I truly do feel sorry for you and your pitiful ilk.

Yes, it is crystal clear to me and most others…thankfully.

 

 

 

My response to Richard is this:

We of “my ilk” built a country you of your ilk stole from Native Americans, then could not cultivate, work, or grow on your own so you kidnapped a race of African people and shipped them to America. We were brought here to do physical work you could not handle. We learned your ways, copied your customs, and while you were raping our proud African women, your lustful caucasian women could not stop nor ignore their attraction to that big strong African male sex appeal.

 

THAT is the basis of your hatred against anything Black Richard. Your small penis complex has driven the racial divide for centuries. It continues to make you inferior in your mind, it fuels your dislike and disrespect for the President Of The United States to this moment. “Your ilk” who are racist are actually racist because you can never be Black. You will never have the “swag” this President has in spades.

 

You will never experience, Richard, the fineness, the intelligence, the strength of a sexy Black woman such as Michelle Obama. You will never know what it is Richard, to overcome obstacles placed before you by an inferior mindset, and overcoming those obstacles in just under 400 years to have a Black man in the highest office in the land.

 

You, and those of “your ilk”, are so jealous and envious that a man descended from the very race of people your ilk brought over to America to work your fields, raise your children and cook your food is now responsible for your children’s future, is now in charge of your food supply and is now your Commander In Chief.

 

What I feel for you Richard is not pity, I feel joy that your racist backwoods dumbass can’t handle what you created.

 

You and “your ilk” are responsible for the President Of The United States, Barack Hussein Obama, being a Black American.

 

Thank you Richard.

 

 

 

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