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Stephen Bannon, the real president-elect and soon to be 45th President

Posted by Forest Tyson on January 18, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Good afternoon Village! 


I know that it may seem hard to believe that in just a little over 48 hours president-elect "grab em by the pussy" will be sworn in as the 45th presidnent of these so called United States of America. But there is this little know fact that I'd like to share with you and that is who the real president-elect is! 


Drum roll please...


The real president-elect is none other than Stephen K. Bannon. Yes, Steve 'KKK' Bannon was named chief White House strategist and senior counselor to president-elect "grab em by the pussy" less than a week after the election results had all been tallied.


If you haven't gotten to know Bannon, you better, because his alt-right ideology is what will govern us up and until president-elect "grab em by the pussy" impeachment trials begin, which I suspect will take place within the first 100 days of his presidency! So, take a good look at this man, he's your real president-elect!  



Guns don't kill people, people kill people?

Posted by Forest Tyson on October 5, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


The National Rifle Association's motto of "guns don't kill people, people kill people" is one of those things that I've struggled to reconcile in my mind for some time now. It’s been so difficult to reconcile because of the level of violence and homicide that exists within the urban core today. In addition, what I’ve also had a problem reconciling is the misinterpretation of 2nd Amendment Rights especially given that one of the conditions outlined in the amendment itself specifically addresses the need to have a "well regulated" militia which seems to be conveniently left out of all arguments, for and against the amendment.

 

Unlike most I don't have a problem accepting when I've been proven wrong, and the key word here is "proven". So, on those rare occasions when I have been proven wrong, I'm MAN enough to apologize, and I simply keep it moving.

 

So, to the NRA, I apologize! To every right wing 2nd Amendment fanatic that I've vehemently criticized, I apologize to you as well! You’ve been right all along "guns don't kill people, people kill people". I’ve come to this conclusion based upon one single argument of the NRA argument and that is an inanimate object doesn't have the capability to kill in and of itself, if left in its inanimate state it is powerless! Hey, I’ve accepted this, so you can too!

 

Bear with me, I'm going somewhere with this post!

 

Extensive research on the subject has allowed me to conclude that there is more of a correlation between poverty and lack of opportunity to violence and crime than the access to a firearm. We all know violence and crime occurs disproportionately higher in the urban core, this is a fact any rationally thinking person can't ignore. Our suburbs have just as many people, with just as many guns, but where is the violence? That’s a rhetorical question, no need to answer.

 

Here’s the thing, we don’t have a gun problem in America we have a serious societal problem! We have become so desensitized to violence which in turn seems to be a gateway for the escalation of minuscule problems and conflict that often result in homicide or what I like to call “self-genocide”. What we truly have is a serious failure to communicate! Today, we have an entire generation of young people (and some old people) that don’t have an ounce of coping skills to effectively deal with conflict at any level.

 

Listen, we all know the urban core suffers from a “lack of” _______ (you fill in the blank) syndrome. We lack adequate education, we lack opportunity, we lack economic stability, we lack unity, we lack, we lack. But guess what, all of the things we lack pale in comparison to the lack of Real Men who sacrifice for the benefit of our village. Oh, we have males who call themselves men, but these little boys posing as men are our greatest weakness and quite frankly the source of many of our societal problems. These males interact within our village carrying their feelings on their sleeves with no respect for themselves so quite naturally they don’t respect their parents or other family members, so rest assured they won’t and don’t respect anyone else. These particular males posing as men choose the permanency and cowardice of pulling the trigger to settle temporary problems with no regard for life whatsoever.


A generation ago teens fought, of course, we did, but most of us took an ass whooping’s like man and keep things moving. A good ass whooping back then was motivation enough for us to hit the weight room to get stronger, faster, and quicker. We learned to bob and weave, stick and move, and yes, running was an option when the opponent was superior in ability. We didn’t remedy a temporary problem by picking up a gun! We weren't punks like that! 


My dad taught me a lesson many many moons ago. If you want to be treated like a man, then you damn well better start acting like one. A real man doesn’t have to go around beating his chest about the seed that he produces, he rears and nurtures that seed and helps that seed ultimately becomes the real man just like dad. It’s time to wake up Kansas City, there is a huge difference between being male and being a Man! Which one are you?

  

Ubuntu!

Who killed Jimmy Lee Jackson? by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted by Forest Tyson on September 29, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)



“Who murdered Jimmy Lee Jackson? We know a State Trooper acting under the orders of George Wallace pointed the gun and pulled the trigger, but how many other fingers were on that trigger?


Who murdered Jimmy Lee Jackson? Every white lawman who abuses the law to terrorize! Every white politician who feeds on prejudice and hatred! Every white preacher who preaches the Bible and stays silent before his white congregation!


Who murdered Jimmy Lee Jackson? Every Negro man and woman who stands by without joining this fight as their brothers and sisters are humiliated, brutalized and ripped from this earth!


When I heard President Kennedy had been shot and killed, and when I heard just yesterday that Malcolm X who stood in this very church just 3 weeks ago had been shot and killed, I turned to my wife Coretta and said the same thing I often say when one of our leaders is struck down, our lives are not fully lived if we are not willing to die for those we love and for what we believe!


But today Jimmy, we’re doing the living and you’ve done the dying dear brother! We will not let your sacrifice pass in vain dear brother! We will not let it go! We will finish what you are after! We will get what you were denied! We will vote! We will put these men out of office! We will take their power! We will win what you were slaughtered for!


We’re going back to Washington, we will demand to see the President and I’m gonna tell him. That Jimmy was murdered by an administration that spends millions of dollars every day to sacrifice life in the name of liberty in Viet Nam but lacks the moral will, and the moral courage to defend the lives of its own people here in America!


We will not let it go! If he will not act, we will act! We will do it for all of our lost ones! All of those like Jimmy Lee Jackson who have gone too soon, taken by hate!”


by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Now that you have this visual in your mind, replace Jimmy Lee Jackson's name with anyone murdered throughout our city and ask yourself the question; who’s to blame?

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Jimmy Lee Jackson was a deacon of St. James Baptist Church in Marion, Alabama, ordained In the summer of 1964. He tried to register to vote for four years, without success under the discriminatory system maintained by Alabama officials. On the night of February 18, 1965, about 500 people organized by SCLC activist C.T. Vivian left Zion United Methodist Church in Marion and attempted a peaceful walk to the Perry County jail about a block away were activist James Orange was being held. The marchers planned to sing hymns and return to the church. Police later said they believed the crowd was planning a jailbreak. The marchers were met at the nearby post office by a line of Marion police officers, sheriff’s deputies and Alabama state troopers.


Jackson, his mother Viola Jackson, and 82 year old grandfather Cager Lee ran into Mack’s Café’ behind the church, pursued by state troopers. Police clubbed Lee to the floor in the kitchen, when Viola attempted to pull police off, she was also beaten. When Jackson tried to protect his mother, one trooper threw him against a cigarette machine, a second trooper shot Jackson twice in the abdomen. Jimmy Lee Jackson struggled out of the café’ and collapsed near the bus station. Jimmy Lee died from his wounds on February 26, 1965.


Another side note to this bit of history is that the state trooper that shot and killed Jimmy Lee Jackson pleaded guilty to manslaughter. He was tried and convicted 42 years later. HE WAS SENTENCED TO 6 MONTHS IN JAIL!

 

Ubuntu!

 

Black Lives Matter, Oh Really?

Posted by Forest Tyson on September 29, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Good Morning Village!

 

The commentary on how Black Live’s Matter, All Live’s Matter, and Cop’s Live’s Matter are terms that only a person living under a rock hasn’t heard about in recent years. To be brutally honest with you, I DON’T BELIEVE IT! Pardon my tone and demeanor, but I’m so sick of the rhetoric and propaganda behind BLM. I don’t believe Black lives matter, and the 102 Kansas City families who lost a loved one to homicide in 2010 don’t believe it either. And, I’m almost certain, and I would bet my last dollar that the 45 families of the unsolved murders in that year don’t believe either!


So, what do you think the families of the 111 people murdered in 2011 and the 26 families of peoples murder that are still unsolved today, think about this whole BLM movement? Oh, then there are the 106 Kansas City families in 2012 for which 33 murders remain unsolved, including the murder of my own cousin Krystal Robinson, who was killed the night of September 29, 2012, you think they believe? How about the 100 Kansas City families in 2013 and of them 37 families who still wait for justice to knock on their doors? 51 families in 2014, 22 still unsolved; 72 families so far this year, and 21 families still don’t know who took the life of their loved one, just how do you think they feel about black lives’ mattering?


Here’s the thing, if you were doing the math, there have been 526 murders in the past 5 years here in Kansas City and 184, that’s, One Hundred Eighty Four of them are still unsolved. So, if Black lives’ really matter what does one say to these 526 families? It’s definitely not Black Lives Matter, because in fact, if Black lives did matter as the movement suggests then a great-grandfather, his wife and grandchildren and great-grandchildren wouldn’t have to have dodged bullets as they did a few days ago, simply because some idiots don’t know how to deal with conflict properly, and without there being a homicide. If Black lives truly mattered then Asaan Williams, who was killed in a park full of young people life would have mattered too, but no, the coward(s) that took his life are still at large. I say coward or cowards simply because we don’t know who was involved, and those that know something about his murder and aren’t saying anything in my opinion are complicit.


For Black lives to really matter for me, we have to solve these unsolved murders and these murderers should be behind bars not free to possibly kill again. If Black lives truly matter we wouldn’t have so many homicides. So, as a God Fearing man, I’ll believe Black lives matter, when I see it within the community.


Ubuntu!


Intentional Ignorance!

Posted by Forest Tyson on August 25, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Noam Chomsky, American author, political commentator and social justice activist coined the term "intentional ignorance" which is basically the denial of atrocities and history of oppression of America's dominant culture. Today the attitude of many in white Americans is... so what we condoned the genocide of this countries indigenous people... so what we institutionalize the most cruel form of slavery known to man and for which dehumanizing people of color was its core principle. "Benevolent invaders were we" is the claim of the dominant culture here in America but in actuality, murderous thieves has been the reality for indigenous people and people of color! 

 

For those still in denial regarding  ALL THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA, THEY DID HAPPEN, and from my vantage point these atrocities have been the driving forces and factors behind the crime and violence we see among people of color today. So, the next time you encounter the argument "Why do they do that", if you're really truthful with yourself, your answer will be as a result of "intentional ignorance" and the truth of the matter is, it's all been by design.

 

So for all of the Limbaugh's, Hannity's, O'Riley's and card carrying tea party members, and so on, my question of the day is; How do you think you would fair if the circumstances were reversed?

 

This is not an indictment of America, the facts speak for themselves. What this is however is a CALL TO ACTION for citizens of America to WAKE THE F$&k UP!  

 

My name is Forest Tyson, Jr. And I approve this message!!!

U will know!

Posted by Forest Tyson on August 5, 2015 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

When I was a young boy

I had visions of fame

They were wild and they were free

They were blessed with my name

 

And then I grew older

And I saw what's to see

That the world is full of pain

And my dreams they left me

 

And then I got stronger

Inside of the pain

That's when I picked up the pieces

And I regained my name

 

And I fought hard, y'all

To call by my place

And right now you could ask me

And it all seems in vain

 

[Your dreams ain't easy] Your dreams ain't easy

[You just stick by your plan] You just stick by your plan

[Go from boys to men] Go from boys to men

[You must act like a man] You gotta act like a man

[When it gets hard, y'all] When it gets hard, y'all

[You just grab what you know] Got what you know

[Stand up tall and don't you fall] And my background sing

 

You will know [You will know], yeah... Eah...

[You will know]

[You will know] You will know, you will know

[You will know]

 

And I know you're cryin'

'Cause it's all in his vein

And the things you want you can't have

It just all went away

 

But life ain't over

Hoo... Hoo...

Just grab the winds and make demands

And the vibe will take you far

 

[Your dreams ain't easy] Your dreams ain't easy

[You just stick by your plan] Stick by your plan, boy

[Go from boys to men] Go from boys to men

[You must act like a man] I know it ain't easy

[When it gets hard, y'all] it gets hard sometime

[You just grab what you know] Yes, it does

[Stand up tall and don't you fall] Stand up tall, don't you fall, and you will know, yeah

 

[You will know]

[You will know] Ah... Ah... Ah... (You will know)

[You will know] Hey, there's no doubt about it

[You will know] Hey, you will know

 

[You will know] You will know

[You will know] Hey... Ey... Hey...

[You will know] You will know, yeah

[Oh, you will know] Hey...

 

[Your dreams ain't easy] Your dreams ain't easy

[You just stick by your plan] Stick by your plans

[Go from boys to men] Boys to men

[You must act like a man] You must act like a man

[When it gets hard, y'all] It ain't hard, yeah

[You just grab what you know] Grab what you know

[Stand up tall and don't you fall] Oh... Oh... Oh...

 

[Your dreams ain't easy]

[You just stick by your plan] Hey... Hey... Yeah

[Go from boys to men] Boys to men

[You must act like a man] I know it ain't easy

[When it gets hard, y'all]

[You just grab what you know] Yeah...

[Stand up tall and don't you fall] Come on D and sing this song

 

[You will know] Yeah...

[You will know] You will know

[You will know]

[You will know] Hey...

 

[You will know]

[You will know]

[You will know]

[Oh, you will know]

Hate is a learned behavior!

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning Village!

 

The level of hate that we are experiencing today is the by-product of centuries of hypocrisy here in America, and what's really sad and sickening is a select few in America have learned very little from its atrocious past. Far to many of these same people suffer from what I call "selective amnesia". Those that suffer from this ailment have justified their actions and the actions of their ancestors in a selectively manner by choosing half-truths to support the lies that their so called heritage has been based upon.

 

There is no excuse under the sun that would justify the level of idiocy we have in this the 21st century! What I do know for sure is that every social ailment we face today is a direct result of kicking the proverbial can down the road. Too many people feel our problems will go away if we ignore them.

 

Hate is a cancer and to ignore it is not treatment. Idiocy and stupidity are preventable illnesses. The medication for curing this illness is Truth! The truth unlike most medical treatments won't give you a host of harmful side effects like thoughts of suicide, blurred vision and the like! The only thing required for those seeking truth is an open mind and heart to doing what's right, RIGHT NOW! 

 

This Nation is a young Nation when considering the grand scale of things and it's time for it to come out of it's childish ways.

 

1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV

 

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

 

It's time for America to grow the fu$k up, acknowledge its problems, ailments  and past misdeeds, deal with them like men and women and stop kicking the can down the road. We are supposed to be a enlightened country, standing in the defense of freedom and democrac yet far too many of us act like spoiled little brats playing in a sandbox basking in hypocrisy! 

 

We've got some serious problems to solve and it's gonna take Our Villiage to solve them all! Hate is a learned behavior, and here's the thing to ignore it is to condone it! 

 

(My name is Forest Tyson, Jr. And I approve this message)

My opinion is, you're not entitled to your own opinion!

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 18, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Afternoon Village!


An interesting topic came up as a result of a post I made on Facebook regarding a couple of NeoNazi's that I nominated as the very 1st recepients of my new S.K.U.S. Award. SKUS is an acronym for "some kind uh stupid" and will befall on those among us that just don't have a CLUE.


The statement as a result of my post that was given by a friend who thinks pretty much as I do about things, was that these two particular dudes have a right to their opinion and in my opinion you're not entitled to your own opinion, so I took exception to it. Well maybe exception is too harsh a word, I just don't agree!


Granted its a given we all have our opinions on every issue and topic that may be presneted to us, but opinion in my opinion is quit different than a preferred taste or liking for something which is where the similarities on the definition get blurred.


I'm of the opinion that you are only entilted to your opinion if and only if you can form a basic argument for that opinion. In short, an opinion must be "vetted" and "scrutinized" and based in truth, not half-truth's as fanactics who boast of their 1st Amendment Rights as the wind blows.


So an opinion in my opinion is invalid if there is no proof to substantiate it. A person shouldn't be allowed therefore not entitled to their opinion if their assumptions are completely stupid. It shouldn't matter if they are so vehemently convinced of something, if common sense doesn't enter the equation, then its just plain stupid.


As adults we are supposed to be able to differentiate between fact and fiction and while these two idiots have a right to voice their opinion, it can only be entertained by grown folk if they have facts to support their argument or position, and these two and I’m afraid millions more like them wouldn’t know a fact if it slapped them in the freaking face.


The problem with the whole “I’m entitled to my own opinion” is that most times it is used to harbor beliefs that when scrutinized they tend to fall apart and couldn’t possibly be taken seriously by a grown and rationally thinking person. I can say or think what I like, but at the end of the day, that is not what makes it appropriate, trustworthy or valid.


Being entitled to one’s own opinion should only be taken seriously, validated or even entertained if that opinion has a foundation in fact not fiction. Simply because one believes in an opinion DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT. So for entertainment purposes, these two idiots are entitled to have an opinion, but I’m just letting them know that it is STUPID! 


My opinion is, you're not entitled to your own opinion! Prove that sh*t! (pardon my French).


Ubuntu

I am here to...

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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I...am here to help you, to find, take back and keep your righteous mind. Because obviously you have lost it!


The meaning of: Ubuntu

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)



Ubuntu: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (Zulu Philosophy)


Ubuntu: “I am what I am because of who we all are.” or “I am a person through other persons”. “A single straw of a broom can be broken easily, but the straws together are not easily broken.”


“Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity.”


“We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”


“A person with Ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.” (Desmond Tutu)


“Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?” (Nelson Mandela)


by Relando Thompkins-Jones


Ongoing debate about confederate flag...

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 12, 2015 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The ongoing debate of what this flag represents has gone beyond ridiculous! For the record as an American this flag and any other flag flown by the confederacy are the symbols of TREASON. News flash, the south lost its attempt for the continuation of slavery and therefore don't have the right to pledge allegiance to any other flag but the "Star Spangled Banner".


Let me make this simple to all those people that seem to still be S.O.S. (Stuck On Stupid). This nation is supposed to be the United States of America (although I truly believe it should more appropriately be renamed the United States of Hypocrisy) which DOES NOT and SHOULD NOT allow the confederate states who lost the freaking war to exclude themselves from this so called union. And another thing we are far from the United States of anything.


So if The United States of Hypocrisy doesn't float your boat, what about the Contiguous States of America, CSA for short, and the southern states can believe it stands for the Confederate States of America, there's some symbolism I think we all can deal with.


There it is problem solved, the south has their victory and we all can move on and try addressing the hundreds of other societal problems and issues we have as a country!


P.S. Irregardless of any belief of whether this flag or any flag of the confederacy is simply a symbol of heritage, it's a symbol of TREASON. Any display of any form of flag prior to the UNION should be banned completely (except those states that fought on the union side, after-all that side did win the war). Here's another News Flash... THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA LOST THE CIVIL WAR! As painful as that is for the south to hear it might be for the good of the country to accept this widely know fact!


Dropping the proverbial Mic!


Ubuntu

The South in the eyes of H.K. Edgerton's

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 11, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

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While I appreciate Mr. Edgerton's viewpoint it's hardly an all inclusive depiction or recollection and full of half-truths.


The tragedy of Mr. Edgerton's narrative on the role of his ancestors during the Civil War is like most controversial issues, it is totally biased to a flaw and only speaks half-truths. I totally get that he has chosen to see pride when others see shame. I get it that he has chosen a narrative of good southern white slave owners that considered their slaves family. That's his belief and he's entitled to it.


But, the truth is neither side particularly cared about the slave's condition, neither side. The "we are family" that Mr. Edgerton claims the slaveowners of the south had for his negro slaves if the truth be told was nothing more than the love he had for the family pet dog, except the pet dog was treated with much more compassion than the humans he considered as chattel.


Mr. Edgerton boast of support by southern slaves for the confederacy is one way to look at slave's aiding their masters, but if given a choice (which they didn't have) I wonder what the narrative would be?


Mr. Edgerton's claim of slaves valiantly fighting side by side with other confederate soldiers is just disturbing. The confederacy didn't even allow slaves to take up arms until the war was drawing to an end and the confederacy's promise of freedom for those who enlisted would entice less than 50 men. Are we really to believe In the 3 weeks prior to General Lee's surrender at Appomattox that these 50 men fought valiantly?


The point of this post is to shed light on perspective and how people color truth with their own bias' and prejudices.


Half-truths are accepted because of man's so called pride. It's shameful to me that in the 21st century the hearts of mankind still can't discern the truth when presented. I'm also sadden by the fact that Mr. Edgerton refers to the slaveowner of his great great grandmother as "honorable". Where's the honor in treating your gggrandmother as chattel, where?


Matthew 24:10-13 KJV


"[10] And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. [11] And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. [12] And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. [13] But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved".


Ubuntu

The Confederate Flag vs the Alabama Rebel Flag

Posted by Forest Tyson on June 28, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I couldn’t sleep again because my mind is trying to make sense of all of the silliness surrounding the confederate flag in South Carolina. Honestly, this whole debate is further proof for me that far too many of us REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE. Seriously, there has got to be a push for RE-EDUCATION in America because too many so called adults must have skipped history class during their entire time in high school.


This whole controversy with regard to the confederate flag and what it symbolizes is just ridiculous to me, and its further proof to me that divisive issues in this country are what make for constant headlines and coverage.


Here’s the deal, for those who skipped history class and probably haven’t read a book since (including the Bible) heres a little something to put this in that pipe and smoke it (and remember to puff, puff, pass).


And now for the history lesson:


First off the flag at the center of controversy (pictured upper left) is NOT the official flag of the Confederate States of America. The original flag (pictured upper right) similar to our current national flag and at the time the Union flag as well has a circle of seven stars representing the seven states making up the confederacy. The circle of seven stars on a background of blue was placed in the upper left corner (just like our current national flag), and it only had three stripes, one white in the middle of two red.


During the Civil War a strange thing happened on the way to the battlegrounds of cousins killing cousins, and that is the Confederate States flag could easily be mistaken for the Union flag. Because of their similarities from a distance soldiers couldn’t tell one from the other even though the Union flag had 35 stars representing the Union States with 13 stripes representing the 13 original colonies. In any event on the battlefield it was almost impossible to distinguish the difference between the two, so the Confederates States being as special as they were (humor) made a change.


The blue St. Andrew’s cross on the red background at the center of controversy is only a portion of the redesigned and official flag of the confederacy.The redesigned Confederate flag was largely white that included the blue St. Andrew cross in the upper left hand corner and a single vertical red strip on one end (bottom picture).


This trip down history lane is just the basis for the real argument in my opinion. What I’m really concerned about is that so many decent people who probably have no malice whatsoever don’t really know that the stripped down version of the Confederate flag currently on display is NOT the flag of their heritage! More importantly is symbolism seems to be more important than the ideology and belief behind that symbolism.


To set the record straight the flag that has flown over the Capitol of South Carolina and other southern states for decades is not the flag for which anyone should base their so called heritage upon, unless of course you are a member of the KKK. It was the KKK, South Carolina politician Strom Thurmond along with their separatist views that brought this particular flag to prominence.


Enough about flags, again, what I’m most concerned about is the ideology behind the symbolism. As an American that happens to be black, I despise the ideology for which either of these flags flew. I despise the Confederate States of America and damn the flag they flew and their fight for the continuation of slavery fought under the guise of State’s Rights. I also despise the KKK and all every white supremacy group for their separatist and superiority beliefs, so damn the flag they’ve flown as well.


Here’s the thing, I’m not too proud of the flag we currently hold so near and dear as the symbol of these United States of America, especially when in actuality, I believe a more appropriate name would be these United States of Hypocrisy. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a proud American and as patriotic as the next man, what I don’t understand, what I can’t wrap my head around or comprehend is the amount of time and attention being placed on a freaking flag that ain’t killed nobody, not one soul. It’s the ideology and hatred behind this particular flag that I feel is responsible for the murders of nine beautiful Christian people last week, and its being ignored. No one is talking about the level of hate and divisiveness that has been festering and growing within this country since President Obama was elected. The hate that is broadcasted throughout the airwaves and cablecasts is the hateful rhetoric and propaganda that idiots like this fool navigate toward. So take a bow Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Republicans, and oh yes, the Tea Party, you are all complicit. Your evil and hateful rhetoric and propaganda is as responsible for these murders as the warped and twisted individual that pulled the trigger.

We've all got em!

Posted by Forest Tyson on July 31, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We've all got em!


Let's face it Village, there is at least one in every family and unfortunately sometimes its the entire family. I'm speaking of in the most polite and politically correct way as possible. What is it? Well it's an idiot! An idiot is a person who doesn't care how anyone around them feels. An idiot is a person that doesn't think of another person or persons in any capacity. Yes, an idiot is a person who would make a conscious decision to fight someone at a peaceful stop the violence rally. Yes, those idiots are someones family. 


We are seriously in need of a mandatory re-education in our society and world. Violence at any level is shameful and it only takes a few to ruin what a few thousands came to enjoy. The scuffle that broke out on Aug 29th at the "Your Life Matters" Rally is something that is unacceptable, but for some reason we seem to accept it. 


The reason why this behavior seems to be so prevelant is because good people run instead of standing to squash volitle situations. Stop running and giving idiots a platform, break that shit up and go and have a nice night. IJS.


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