Climate Change: Not a Hoax

Climate Change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).

http://climate.nasa.gov/

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the abrupt end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago marking the beginning of the modern climate era — and of human civilization. Most of these climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

http://climate.nasa.gov/evidence/

Black People Wanting Free Stuff

jeb thumbnail

Is Al Sharpton Two Faced and Did Black Americans Not Utilize Obama’s Presidency?

I have to say I agree with what Yvette stated mostly and Boyce to an extent. Al Sharpton is disgusting, because he allows racism to run a muck and is silent when someone has the means to pay him off. That is extortion towards the Black community and is one of the main reasons a lot of the new Black organizations do not want to be bothered with him. Other groups of people have been pressuring president Obama since he first stepped into office, but Black people have been told to shut up and wait. Especially from people like Al Sharpton and entertainers like Whoopie Goldberg who believes Black people shouldn’t expect anything from their government. Yeah, I thought the government was suppose to protect and defend people civil liberties and constitutional rights but never-mind all that. It is the same attitude some have towards Black Lives Matter. When they want to pressure a candidate to make sure they are about defending, and championing their issues/concerns, people tell them to shut up or consider it begging.

Most of the encounters have been justified, the only disappointment is the clip with some people who claim to be apart of Black Lives Matter who confronted Hillary Clinton. They indeed failed miserably and seemed to be whiners. She was right, when she stated the public doesn’t care about feelings. They don’t; money and power talks and sympathy gets you nothing concrete at the end of the day. That being said, holding politicians accountable isn’t whining at all; just be clear as to what you want policy wise. No one cares about changing the hearts and minds of White society. It is a waste of time, energy and non-productive.

Albert Einstein and Civil Rights

Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science, was also a passionate, committed anti-racist and stood for and with some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

In addition to developing the general theory of relativity, his mass-energy equivalence formula (better known as E = mc2), and positioning his thoughts into one of the pillars of modern physics, Einstein was also the winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

It is his history within the African-American community that has not had much exposure in the soon-to-be 60 years since his passing. What has been revealed has come courtesy of Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor’s incredible book Einstein on Race and Racism (Rutgers University Press, 2006).

Throughout the 154-page recounting of Einstein’s life and legacy within the civil rights movement, readers are impressed to learn that he not only stood against racism, but delivered speeches and supported initiatives for education and against lynching.

Einstein’s efforts were routinely ignored by the mainstream press, which only highlighted his activities that weren’t geared toward an anti-racist agenda, as his collaborations with the likes of Paul Robeson,Lincoln University, and Marian Anderson are oftentimes overlooked.

Einstein Felt Blacks Were Treated The Way Jews Were In Germany

According to Jerome and Taylor, the mutual pens behind Einstein on Race and Racism, “Einstein realized that African-Americans in Princeton, N.J., were treated like Jews in Germany.” Einstein’s response to the blatant racism and segregation was to cultivate meaningful relationships within the town’s African-American community. In the book, elder blacks who still live in the town recall Einstein as a “white-haired, disheveled figure” who casually and calmly rolled through their streets, oftentimes stopping to strike up conversation with the locals, and handing out sweets to their children. Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933 until his death in 1955.

The writer William Faulkner once said, “History isn’t just a reflection of what was it’s also a reflection of what is.”

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/34617/20150224/black-history-month-6-ways-albert-einstein-supported-civil-rights.htm

http://www.inquisitr.com/1923798/why-is-albert-einsteins-history-with-the-african-american-civil-rights-movement-forgotten/

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/einstein.asp

Steve Scalise, GOP’s No. 3 in the House, Once Addressed White Supremacists

Rep. Steve Scalise, the recently elected House majority whip, has acknowledged that he spoke at a gathering of white supremacists more than a decade ago, calling it “a mistake” that he regrets.

“Twelve years ago, I spoke to many different Louisiana groups as a state representative, trying to build support for legislation that focused on cutting wasteful state spending, eliminating government corruption, and stopping tax hikes,” Scalise, R-La., said in a statement. “One of the many groups that I spoke to regarding this critical legislation was a group whose views I wholeheartedly condemn.

“It was a mistake I regret, and I emphatically oppose the divisive racial and religious views groups like these hold.”

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/12/30/373955103/rep-steve-scalise-i-went-and-spoke-to-any-group-that-called

In an exclusive interview Monday with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune about the growing controversy over his appearance at the Metairie event, Scalise said it is ridiculous to suggest he was involved with the group, which was created by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/12/steve_scalise_i_dont_support_a.html

Lack of Humanity Is One of Our Biggest Failures: Self-Reflection

Many of us are attuned to our own problems usually and rarely stop to consider what other people may have to go through on a daily bases. That leads some people to feel more empathy/sympathy for some while showing a careless mentality towards others.

Some will feel sorrow for the innocent slain cops, while making every excuse in the book for the deaths of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner. Some people’s heart will go out to the ranchers in the West Cost losing their land due to government manipulation, but not feel anything about some Native American people’s land being pushed over by corporate interest or the unconstitutional activities against the people of Ferguson.

I try not to be that type of a person; I feel pain/sadness for Wenjian Liu, Rafael Ramos, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Shawn Bell, and anyone else killed or any person who is being taken advantage of by any entity.

The reason why our country is so screwed up (always have been actually) is due to the simple fact/reality that no one stops to consider. Consider why racism, sexism, homophobia, etc are still an issue in our society centuries later. Why one death is more important and heart-wrenching than the other?

Our personal bias, ideology, media outlet we trust and perspective always come into play and it is a type of group or mob mentality. Some people never move passed that, which is why as much progress we have claimed to have made; in reality we really are stagnate. One of the reasons that politics is an extremely easy profession when you think about it. It is really easy to get people to hate each other, really easy. It is simple to play on race in divisive ways (Race itself was partially created for that reason). Many of the isms were created to draw up fear, suspicion, and hatred for others to justify atrocities that would soon take place; still do.

Unless people can grow up and confront these issues head on, it will never change. Some of the seemingly progress we have made, was due to the fact many were brave enough to do this.

I also want to add that we can be a revengeful species; I notice the people who share the brunt of revenge be it on an individual bases or an entire country, innocent people usually suffer the most.

Columbine for example; some kids did horrific things to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, but their reaction was to take innocent lives. 9/11; what those terrorist did was disgusting, but our reaction lead to a lot more innocent deaths. This type of mentality leaves a society (not just ours of course) in a constant state of senseless violence.

Lastly; I want to give my sincere condolences to the families who have fallen victim to police brutality and to the families who have lost such dignified officers, who put their life on the line for others.

Intention

Intention

What are we really fighting for?
Sometimes the answer gets obscured.

Do we want to save the world or destroy it?
We support political parties for symbolism, but not substance.

Always relinquishing our problems vocally with no action.
An endless cycle that keeps on replaying, into more dissatisfaction.

Damn, I sure am confused.
I feel like we the people are the muse.
The muse of our own grand illusions.

 

%d bloggers like this: