We are in an age of “Deception”, some may argue that America has always been deceiving, meaning that there has been an American underbelly of those that will deceive others in order to advance their own agenda or purpose. Especially those in government. However the Deception that we are seeing now in the American body politic, especially on the right is not the Sympathy for … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sun Tzu: The Art of 21st Century Political War.
I’m not sure how much Sun Tzu Kevin McCarthy has read nor do I know how much of The Jerry Springer Show he has watched, if he hasn’t done either then he should do both. One, to show him the pitfalls of his political strategy or lack thereof. The other to show him the spectacle of political fighting that he’s about to experience, not between … Continue reading Kevin McCarthy: The Jerry Springer of the House G.O.P. vs. Sun Tzu & The Art of War
Today as I write this post, is the two year anniversary of the attack on the Capitol by MAGA’s finest, January 6th, 2021. Until recently I was still amazed at the stupidity and absurdity of it all, and confounded by the continuation of the conspiracies and lies that still fuel and put a fire under those who believe that the election was stolen from Donald … Continue reading The Performance Art of January 6th, 2021 and the Price We’ll Continue to Pay
by Tabala Jali Thomas (parts of this post are composites) After every Mass Shooting in America, I’m sure someone uses a version of that phrase, ‘that could have been me’ or ‘that could have been my child, my mother, my sister, my brother, my father, my grandmother, my grandfather, my uncle, my aunt, my cousin, my friend, my coworker. It is a common response for … Continue reading That Could’ve Been Me. Mass Shootings at Big Box Stores
by Tabala Jali Thomas Full disclaimer this post is from the archives from about 3 months ago look how far we’ve come. To be continued. I’m not sure why I never posted it before, maybe because I knew the train wreck wasn’t over. The term “House Negro” is somewhat antiquated. But back in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan MALCOLM X in one of his most famous speeches made the … Continue reading I AIN’T SAYING YE’ IS A HOUSE NEGRO, BUT HE IS A SLAVE TO THE WHITE EGO.
We often hear that refrain by the media immediately after a mass shooting, and in the moment it is often true, there’s a lot we don’t know, worse yet there’s a lot we refuse to know. So then we should ask ourselves what do we know. We know that there are too many guns in America, we know that since 2019 firearms have been the … Continue reading “There’s A Lot We Don’t Know Here.” Mass Shootings and The American Way.
Since the European (white man) set out on his search for the “New World” where ever and whenever he landed he has put his dick in places where it didn’t belong, the contemporary would call this rape. It would be impossible to figure out how many Aboriginal women were raped in the Americas, or how many enslaved Africans were raped during the institution of slavery, … Continue reading Sure The GOP Cares About The Sanctity of Life!?!
In part one I left you with, “The meek shall inherit the earth.” Personally I believe that that was a piece of Christian propaganda to keep the poor in their places, whom of which historically more times than not were and are the oppressed, those being Women, Black People, Jews, Muslims, LGBTQ, etc. What does it mean to be ‘meek’ in America today or in … Continue reading Instant or not Karma is Real (part two)
As a child and even now one of my favorite songs is “Instant Karma” by John Lennon, and as far as the Beatles were concerned I didn’t/don’t care for anything pre “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” but that’s a different blog all together. When I first heard the song ‘Instant Karma’ I knew very little about karma, but the word and it’s meaning had … Continue reading Instant or not, Karma is Real. (part 1)
During the Trump Presidency the constant refrain that I often heard from pundits and members of my own family was, “If Obama did that……..” insert whatever Trump transgression after the word ‘that’ and I’m sure it was also proceeded by, “You see Black people have to be twice as good but still get twice as much sh*t, for lesser transgressions.” My family and some friends … Continue reading “We Can But You Can’t,” The Art of American Racist Hypocrisy