Everything posted by richardmurray
The black populace in the USA in majority has one prime concern, money. Most Black people are not ignorant of the supreme court law or gun laws or any of those things but those things don't relate to what black people , correctly, care about most and that is money.
ITs fine @Troy I know you have opposed am*zon's ways, but google or am*zon or whomever are the same as firms that are looking to dominate the internet. The site runs well. You know my philosophy, do as best you can , and it is up to us in this group, this community, to improve it as well. Increase membership with our popularity. One day AALBC will be able to have its own advertisement system, that to me is the real goal advertising wise on this site.
Abortion isn't ended, each state in the union has the right to have its own abortion laws. a black woman in NY state is in the same situation before the supreme courts ruling as after. So, for black women that live in states that outlaw abortion what does it matter? well , most of those states are southern or midwestern. Now, the black descended of enslaved populace in the USA's oldest regions of living are in the southern states. Does this ruling matter? no. what matters to black people in mississippi/louisian/alabama/texas/georgia <outside the affluent blacks>/carolinas is the same thing that has mattered to black people in those places before the war between the states. How can we be free of the environment we are in that is controlled by whites? The answer is still the answer it was, for most, no way and the black populace offers no opportunity as a collective to help. Most Black individuals have to fend for themselves.
The right to bear arms stems from the right to protect one self from the neighbor who is always with you, the government.
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that video you shared @Mel Hopkins I laughed the whole way "I am sociologically programmed to want chocolate on valentines day: "I just found out idris elba follows me" "Stop bragging, <with disgusted face> I wasn't following him" "my dream interracial relationship is idris elba... my nervous system would shut down" <The black male actor who I think is hetero I think he was in the film, how stella got her groove back and he is licking his lips talking about idris sexually> The photo of idris elba touching the then pregnant white woman's belly and her smile... "He's the funniest kindest most down to earth person ever ... he's heaven" "He's not intimidatingly suave" circa 5:11 the eyes of the mulatto colored black women when she said : "he has been sexy for a minute" Said woman asked him:"you did those stunts" and he replied "yes baby" and her reaction media women, classic Interesting that his crush is fellow long time married thespian, meryl streep. the white pregnant woman I have never had a stranger female put her hands out to hug me like that. I don't think I would want that either to be honest. "it didn't feel long enough when I did it"
@Mel Hopkins english isn't my second language but my dialect of english is different than yours, which to be blunt isn't foreign in the usa. Fair enough, I need to accept the patience to ask online. Offline I am more patient with communication than online and that will probably never change. @ProfD fair enough
This is another aside to Mel Hopkin's post main point ... @ProfD well... Miscegenation has occurred since the time of NArmer through the silk road to now. I don't know about any group of women being easier or more accessible. If anything the enslaved black woman was the most accessible and most accessed female in the history of the usa or the english colonies that preceded it. but that doesn't stem from black women themselves and many white women in the usa like all women throughout humanity have communal pressures still. But Yes, black athletes are put in a path to return wealth into the white community that they earn legally with total merit through a white wife, but most black athletes in the usa marry black women. If you take out USA + Brasil very few countries have anywhere near the level of miscegenation, phenotypically at least, than said two. And it makes sense. JAck Johnson was an outlier, most black boxers did not marry white women. I think when it comes to black athletes we in the black community have to stop taking high profile examples of black athletes marrying white women and making it seem like it is the common activity for black athletes when it never was and isn't. I comprehend why it bothers many black people so cause many black people nonviolently fight the war with whites through media images through inspirations. So when these images are presented the messages in them for said black people is a defeat. But I was never swayed by media.
@Mel Hopkins ahh I thought you had copied and pasted content from the guy in the image. I see. 2. I will not get into a word debate with you my fellow wordsmith. 3. KArdashians are white, I know, I thought I said that. 4. I see... I don't know what you mean by access, i will assume that means more than average money, but don't most women go with their own kind at a financial level? I did comprehend but I just wanted to mention about Odom. My comment was meant as an aside. Not to the theme of the post. I should had stated that from the beginning
Pioneer1 after reading greg's comment, it seems his solution is in two parts: 1 every black woman must be married 2 every black man must be a loving financially able partner.
The problem is, the assumptions.
1. that a fiscally poor or unemployed child or adult from a happy home or part of a happy home will not roam the streets or commit illegalities or commit crimes for profit.
2. that unmarried parents are by default bad parents. That is another false assumption.
In my view, he offers solutions he thinks will work but they are flawed for the scope of the problems is beyond the solutions he offers.
PEople forget many black people or people in the usa in general moonshined, not because they came from broken homes or bad homes or unpleasant homes but for money. Black people from blues players to migrant farmers , didn't try hustles, try illegalities or crimes cause of some learned home traits. this was their financial reality coming to bear. HAttie mcdaniel didn't want to be a maid in real life. many black people who don't want jobs that are to be blunt, going no where, but don't have a legal financial path use others, and in the world of illegality is always crime.
And I know everyone knows the following or before, but I must say, people forget, the concept behind social welfare programs isn't to be a constant. The idea behind them is that the private will financially grow in time and absorb people in the welfare state. I think many people in the world forget the point of the welfare state isn't to be a constant in a person's life but to be a pillow on the way down so one doesn't commit illegalities in fiscal desperation but also can wait for the private sector to get better. The problem is, all industries or firms have ups and down and some of them have deep downs where they are not recovering. The problem in the usa from a labor perspective is simple, the usa has been losing favorable pay jobs for decades and hasn't replaced them. Yes, tech jobs exist but tech jobs will never replace what the automotive industry was able to provide before its heavy mechanization. Tech jobs will never replace what the farming industry before its heavy mechanization was able to provide. Tech in the usa has made human labor not as needed, and thus fewer jobs. Thus the welfare programs role as a buffer to extreme poverty has been vital to the usa in all earnest. I add to the western european governments as well. I hear trucking is getting its turn. that is millions of truckers in humanity are about to join the millions of former farmers/auto workers. It isn't that the welfare state is negative, it is that , it is needed. but the private sector has to bring the workers back in.
@Pioneer1 after reading greg's comment, it seems his solution is in two parts: 1 every black woman must be married 2 every black man must be a loving financially able partner. The problem is, the assumptions. 1. that a fiscally poor or unemployed child or adult from a happy home or part of a happy home will not roam the streets or commit illegalities or commit crimes for profit. 2. that unmarried parents are by default bad parents. That is another false assumption.
After reading the prose, I have to mention one small point. if kardashians represent the so called better class woman, ala privileged, who the black guy quoted seems to think is white then black men need to worry about all those relationships cause I follow sports. and, a basketball player by the name of Lamar Odom used to be considered one of the best in the league and after his tenure with a kardashian, I don't know their names, he forgot how to play ball or train or manage himself. Now I do think of Get Out from Peele and that line, she licking your balls and shit. I wonder what said kardashian did to lamar odom but his story before during and after getting with a white woman is a cautionary tale in my view to any brothers thinking towards those lines. And to brothers not thinking towards those lines it is a reason <not the biggest reason to stick with your kind or at least in color lines, that is the beauty of Black women or women of color in general over the white woman> near the end of the exhibit line.
Congrats to Francia Marquez, but I hope she acts like the best of Black leadership, not the common or mediocre. Black people in South America need/warrant/deserve better than what Black people in North America had or have in government or leadership in general. https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=1955&type=status
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I admit, I don't know how she will do in government for she has no experience in government. But I wish her well as vice president of Colombia. Government is complicated and all too often nasty absent the media's view. but I am happy for Francia Márquez, but especially the larger Black community in South America. The reality is, even though Black people from the usa dominate the identity of Black Americans the truth is, from Ecuador to Bahia, is a much larger population of black people than in North America or the Caribbean. My only concern for Black people in South America is their dangerous mirroring of Black North Americans in government affairs. I realize Francia Marquez is in that line but I hope she learns the lessons of Black people in the Caribbean the center of the american continent or Black people in North America... don't be silly. Take this opportunity to lead Black people in colombia and greater south america with wisdom with focus with efficiency with community with collectivity, even while peaceful or nonviolent. Don't mirror the likes of Kamala Harris, the likes of Barrack Obama, the likes of John Lewis, the likes of maxine waters, the likes of corey booker , the likes of eric adams, the likes adrienne adams, the likes of Clarence Thomas, the likes of Colin Powell, the likes of condoleeza rice, please don't mirror the likes of all the Black charlatans in government in North America or elsewhere like Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Think on Black people , plan for Black people, like Winnie Mandela, like Malcolm X, like Jean Jacques Dessalines, like Adam Clayton Powell jr, like Shirley Chisholm.
Gustavo Petro is Colombia's first leftist leader
Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime legislator, won Colombia's presidential election Sunday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders
BY JULIE TURKEWITZ
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For the first time, Colombia will have a leftist president. Gustavo Petro, a former rebel and a longtime legislator, won Colombia’s presidential election Sunday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders, with promises to expand social programs, tax the wealthy and move away from an economy he has called overly reliant on fossil fuels.
His victory sets the third-largest nation in Latin America on a sharply uncertain path, just as it faces rising poverty and violence that have sent record numbers of Colombians to the United States border; high levels of deforestation in the Colombian am*zon, a key buffer against climate change; and a growing distrust of key democratic institutions, which has become a trend in the region.
Petro, 62, received more than 50% of the vote, with more than 99% counted Sunday evening. His opponent, Rodolfo Hernández, a construction magnate who had energized the country with a scorched-earth anti-corruption platform, won just over 47%.
Shortly after the vote, Hernández conceded to Petro.
“Colombians, today the majority of citizens have chosen the other candidate,” Hernández said. “As I said during the campaign, I accept the results of this election.”
Petro took the stage Sunday night flanked by his vice-presidential pick, Francia Márquez, and three of Petro’s children. The packed stadium went wild, with people standing on chairs and holding phones aloft.
“This story that we are writing today is a new story for Colombia, for Latin America, for the world,” Petro said. “We are not going to betray this electorate.”
He pledged to govern with what he has called “the politics of love,” based on hope, dialogue and understanding.
Just over 58% of Colombia’s 39 million voters turned out to cast a ballot, according to official figures.
The victory means that Márquez, an environmental activist who rose from poverty to become a prominent advocate for social justice, will become the country’s first Black vice president.
Petro and Márquez’s victory reflects an anti-establishment fervor that has spread across Latin America, exacerbated by the pandemic and other long-standing issues, including a lack of opportunity.
“The entire country is begging for change,” said Fernando Posada, a Colombian political scientist, “and that is absolutely clear.”
In April, Costa Ricans elected to the presidency of Rodrigo Chaves, a former World Bank official and political outsider, who took advantage of widespread discontent with the incumbent party. Last year, Chile, Peru and Honduras voted for leftist leaders running against candidates on the right, extending a significant, multiyear shift across Latin America.
As a candidate, Petro had energized a generation that is the most educated in Colombian history, but is also dealing with 10% annual inflation, a 20% youth unemployment rate and a 40% poverty rate. His rallies were often full of young people, many of whom said they feel betrayed by decades of leaders who had made grand promises but delivered little.
“We’re not satisfied with the mediocrity of past generations,” said Larry Rico, 23, a Petro voter at a polling station in Ciudad Bolívar, a poor neighborhood in Bogotá, the capital.
Petro’s win is all the more significant because of the country’s history. For decades, the government fought a brutal leftist insurgency known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, with the stigma from the conflict making it difficult for a legitimate left to flourish.
But the FARC signed a peace deal with the government in 2016, laying down their arms and opening space for a broader political discourse.
Petro had been part of a different rebel group, called the M-19, which demobilized in 1990 and became a political party that helped rewrite the country’s constitution. Eventually, Petro became a forceful leader in the country’s opposition, known for denouncing human rights abuses and corruption.
On Sunday, in a wealthy part of Bogotá, Francisco Ortiz, 67, a television director, said he had also voted for Petro.
“It’s been a long time since we had an opportunity like this for change,” he said. “If things will get better, I don’t know. But if we stick with the same, we already know what we’re going to get.”
The win could also test the United States’ relationship with its strongest ally in Latin America. Traditionally, Colombia has formed the cornerstone of Washington’s policy in the region.
But Petro has criticized what he calls the United States’ failed approach to the drug war, saying it has focused too much on eradication of the coca crop, the base product in cocaine, and not enough on rural development and other measures.
Petro has said that he embraces some form of drug legalization, that he will renegotiate an existing trade deal with the United States to better benefit Colombians and that he will restore relations with the authoritarian government of president Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, all of which could create conflict with the United States.
About 2 million Venezuelan migrants have fled to Colombia in recent years amid an economic, political and humanitarian crisis.
Petro believes the economic system is broken, overly reliant on oil export and a flourishing and illegal cocaine business that he said has made the rich richer and poor poorer. He is calling for a halt to all new oil exploration, and a shift to developing other industries.
He has also said he will introduce guaranteed work with a basic income, move the country to a publicly controlled health system and increase access to higher education, in part by raising taxes on the rich.
“What we have today is the result of what I call ‘the depletion of the model,’ ” Petro said in the interview this year, referring to the current economic system. “The end result is a brutal poverty.”
His ambitious economic plan has, however, raised concerns. One former finance minister called his energy plan “economic suicide.”
Petro's critics, including former allies, have accused him of arrogance that leads him to ignore advisers and struggle to build consensus. When he takes office in August, he will face a deeply polarized society where polls show growing distrust in almost all major institutions.
He has vowed to serve as the president of all Colombians, not just those who voted for him.
On Sunday, at a high school-turned-polling station in Bogotá, Ingrid Forrero, 31, said she saw a generational divide in her community, with young people supporting Petro and older generations in favor of Hernández.
Her own family calls her the “little rebel” because of her support for Petro, whom she said she favors because of his policies on education and income inequality.
“The youth is more inclined toward revolution,” she said, “toward the left, toward a change.”
©2019 New York Times News Service
Odd how I read this in the new york times, but the exact article is elsewhere online. why is the times online article user blocked. I guess they are making money off of subscribing and the delay from their website to the larger web
@Mel Hopkins fair enough
@Delano that is fine, this is all for fun. I didn't expect any commentary and i only hoped to generate thoughts or thinking offline. So what has come:) is surprising but good enough. @Pioneer1 I have been fortunate to have many, not all but I say most, unshy women in my offline life. ... I once saw a woman in the street, downtown, she was paraplegic, chair bound and she had a man who was sitting next to her, also paraplegic, chairbound. They got many stares. but I watched them from a distance, as I wrote poetry inspired by their enjoyment of each other. So don't worry, as long as you find someone who wants to walk the road of life with you, all will be well. @Cynique thank you for your reply @Mel Hopkins thank you for your reply Happy belated father's day or juneteenth to all:) may all father's continue to earn respect and all people whose forebears were enslaved in recent times enjoy their freedom and yearn for even more
@Cynique you were born in 1933... I am shocked you even bother with online communication, but thanks for interacting. Your correct about juneteenth but I quote myself Juneteenth is specific to the black populace in texas. But the 13th amendment could be mentioned couldn't. I daresay maybe even celebrated, but I comprehend that while the civil rights act of the 1960s is mentioned heavily, black people have never seemed interested in celebrating the 13th amendment, which is the true end of slavery legally outside of prisons. It seems to me, black parents should be catering to the black populace in their home when communicating to their children. I don't know why black people need white people to cater to black folk if black folk actually value it. You say i generalize. Your right, I assume. I can't speak or assess every black parents. But I am not generalizing. I am mentioning a flaw or a problem. History isn't merely something you read, it can be something you lived and black people lived our pain. Black parents lived our pain. all black parents had to do to educate any black child on the usa was tell their children their life story. Black parents who didn't which included some , I daresay most, elders in my clan or bloodline are failures. I have heard the reasons offline, but they were wrong.
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@harry brown the question is define freedom? before you can judge juneteenth you have to ask, how do black people define freedom? Many black people in the usa define freedom as the ability to vote/own a business/fuck a white person in peace /serve in the military. Based on that definition black people have already gotten freedom. But what happens when a black person defines freedom as black power. What happens when a black person defines freedom as no nonblacks with black control all over? Based on those definitions juneteenth wasn't. So the question is how do black people define freedom? and from a media view, the problem is, most black people viewed in media will never admit that a greater variance exists in the black populace of the usa or in the larger humanity for their agenda to force through peer pressure all black people to view freedom the same way. But the question isn't is juneteenth freedom but does juneteenth match the freedom as a black person or group defines it ?