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Earlier this month I just happened to be switching channels just in time to hear the USA’s president verbalize an unprecedented defense and rationalization of the white supremacists’ actions in Virginia that left one woman dead. To be honest, I was not particularly surprised–or even shocked–by these proclamations.

I knew instantaneously that I had tuned in to history in the making. For never before had an American president come to the defense of racist Americans who wanted nothing better than to marginalize, alienate and eradicate minority ethnicity such as my own black people.

Ever since the Republican convention in the summer of 2016, it became succinctly evident that the now 45th US president had no personal appreciation for black America, and by extension, minority America. He has been an unscrupulously driven businessman who mastered the art of doing things his way. By giving him the victory on election night, those fifty eight million Americans gave this president the ultimate green light for the rest of his life.

Losing the election was the last sane mechanism by which he could have been stopped. Alas, that did not happen.

Now more than ever, president 45 does not give a damn about any opposing critique or opposing sentiments.  In this president the stage is being set for the opening of the modern day portal of cruel racial divide and prejudice in the United States of America.

But to be fair, it is not this president who is responsible for the feelings of racial hatred and renewed will for white dominance once more in American communities. It is my view that ever since the Civil War, the American society never really pursued or attained closure as regards the issues of race and slavery in particular. There have always been at least one in three white Americans who have felt a sword piercing their nationalist hearts every time the civil rights activists made breakthroughs in racial equality.

These Americans have for years allowed their displeasure and inner condemnation of minority groups to lie dormant, pretty much as a mighty volcano which has not erupted in years or decades. Instead, they have heeded the palliative of polite American education.

I feel also that having a black person occupying their highest position in the land for the last eight years have lit some serious fires in the emotional furnace of many a white American. And some black ones too, unfortunately.

Race issues in America is not over. In fact they are far from over. The truth is that president 45 is just giving voice–and face–to the pent up anger, hatred and disapproval of blacks and other minority groups by a silent majority of rural, middle class Americans. These are the ones who turned out to register their desire to make America white again, to make America’s leaders white again, in the last presidential elections.

I can’t help but think that if President Obama had known his successor was going to make it his priority to undo his legacy, Obama just might have showed a different persona and power which the oval office afforded him.

We must face the unspoken truths that America has a race problem. It has always had a race problem. But just having periodic laws passed by congress along with a few photo ops with white and black leaders have not–and will never–bring America to the finish line where race is concerned.

Leaders in congress, in the White House, as well as in the media and business establishments must open their mouths in admittance of this socially chronic non-communicable disease which is silently killing America’s future. Citizens across the fifty united states must be able to discuss all their hate, hurt, pain and gains in truth-and-reconciliation town hall meetings and forums.

An immediate solution might not be reached but tensions will mitigate because people of all colours would no longer need to pretend that America is not divided or that race is not really of consequence in America.

It is quite possible that a more racist supporter of white dominance can occupy the White House in the future, and that other such like-minded leaders could start to emerge from their various closets across the spectrum of gender and economic employment industries.

Now more than ever the state of the union matters because the race is definitely not over in America.

 

 

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Is this a manifestation of the anger and hatred caused by open borders?

When Anders Breivik staged a one man bombing and shooting massacre in Norway last month the obvious question on everybody’s mind was “Why?” The shooter had actually posted a 1500 online document called “2083: A European Declaration of Independence.” In his self-claimed masterpiece he says that a lot of the fuel that ignited the motivation for his planned actions had to do with the growing multicultural diversity and immigration policies of the government.

In essence, he claimed that the sanctity and genuine pristine existence of Europe is being tarnished and tainted by the many people who are migrating and building lives on European soil.

The developing riots in London, the heart of another European country, seems to be founded on sentiments that are reflective in Anders rationale. Over five hundred persons, young people and children really, have been arrested so far. The law enforcement authorities along with the political leadership is scurrying to analyze the situation and respond with a quantitatively like-minded and effective strategies. Tonight, approximately 16 000 police officers are expected to be deployed on the streets of London in an attempt to decisively stamp out further looting and “criminality”, according to the British prime minister.

I found it interesting that many of the views being expressed online are suggesting that the root cause for such wanton acts of community destruction lies in one word: immigration. The many Londoners who were posting their comments  felt somewhat betrayed that their governments have been allowing people from other parts of the world such as Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East to come rather easily it seems and settle in England. Commentators stated that the majority of these immigrants do not in any way contribute to teh development of the London community. they in effect are getting a free ride. One online post said that it is certain that London is never going to be the same after these riots.

From gathering the information I conclude that there are very many Londoners, and I assume Europeans in general, who are feeling hurt and trivialized as immigrants move to their countries to seek a new life. That, to me is a scary realization, and a festering injury. I recall a few months ago that a British member of parliament did echo a very strongly worded challenge to the government to put a halt to the high levels of immigration in England. So, even the legal authorities are confessing that immigration in Europe is getting out of reasonable control.

I don’t know how many persons have had a chance to read Anders manifesto that I referenced earlier in this post, but it seems very clear to me that there may be even at this moment a host of Europeans who are already taking up the baton from him and are preparing to take back their exclusive Europe even if it has to be done through the parts of a blood revolution. As someone who is from one of the geographical areas that has been identified as an immigration source market, I am keeping a keen eye and ear on this situation. Anyone migrating to Europe I guess needs to be astute and make sure that their wellbeing is protected now and in the long run.

Finally, I don’t suspect that the eradication of the current London riots will mean the problem has been solved; that will be like stopping the entrance of a rabbit or ground insect. All that is going to happen is that the creature will find another place and another time to expose itself. So, last month was Norway, this month is London. Where  and when in Europe will be the next manifestation of attempted anarchy?

Will history say that it was under the presidency of a black man that the US lost its risk-free borrowing status?

Barack Obama has made headlines around the world since his sudden rise to the office of the most powerful man on the planet. He is the first black person to be elected to the office of President of the United States of America, the most powerful nation on earth, the sole superpower and the largest economy.

In 2010 he made sweeping changes to the health policies and frame-work of the USA. That was indeed another history making moment. There were of course those who felt the “Yes we can!” changes were too many and too fast. In fact, some Republicans vowed to repeal what they called  “Obama Healthcare.” Yet, the purposeful President has laboured on. He intends to leave his footprint and fingerprints on Washington’s political dynasty.

Then last May. the world stood still as it tried to absorb the incredible news that Barack Obama sent a specially trained navy Seals team deep into the Pakistani territory to find and kill the ever elusive Osama Bin Laden.

Obama killed Osama!

That again cemented Obama into political elitism and unparalleled history. He accomplished what two previous presidents, each serving a two term presidency, failed to do. All the world congratulated the US President as they felt that finally the 3000 or so souls whose blood was shed on September 11, 2001,  could rest in peace as their killer was shown the bullets of an American soldier. And his remains dumped into the Northern Arabian Sea.

But a few hours ago Barack Obama was receiving the news that The USA’s credit rating has been down graded from a AAA to AA+.

This is also a history making event. Ever since the S&P ratings was being used, America was always at the triple A status. that has been so since 1917.

The AAA means that the country is well able to pay its creditors and so it is seen as a safe risk for lending money to. But with the political wranglings and stalemate in Congress over the  last few weeks as the nation struggled to enact laws that will increase its credit limit the US economy seemed to have gone into cardiac arrest.

It will be important to hear how President Obama responds to this development. Obviously, he is being seen now as the first US president to allow the country’s economic rating to fall from a triple rating. But was this totally Obama’s fault? While he may not be solely responsible, as he seeks re-election next year, it is something that the electorate and his opposition will throw in his face.

One of the sad realities, too, of this is that because President Obama is a black man, racial pundits will probably start sending the message to the black community that they are really inferior or unable to measure up to quality accomplishments, after all  we put a black man in the white house and what happens? We lose our safety credit rating!

Already, the Republicans are saying this downgrading of the US economy is another sign of the “failed leadership’ of Barack Obama. Nonetheless, this historic development is a sign that all the world finances are in possible jeopardy and individuals and governments alike must start to take a serious look at how they spend, invest or manage their money. I will like you to please read my earlier post “Your money–is it fulfilling someone else’s dream?”

We cannot just continue to spend money like our treasury is what Jesus has in heaven. Let us all go back to the simple rule of living within our means and being satisfied with a present temporary inconvenience for a permanent improvement in the future.

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