Sunday, May 15, 2016

BLACK PEOPLE, DON'T BE FOOLS - A VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON IS JUST SHORT OF A VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

BLACK PEOPLE, DON'T BE FOOLS - A VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON IS JUST SHORT OF A VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP
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I wrote the article below in October of 2007 when Hillary Clinton was running against the, then, Senator Barack Obama - and BEFORE I had thoroughly researched Bill Clinton's political history and how he had signed the most draconian crime bill in the history of the United States, created the prison industrial complex that led to the mass incarceration of Black people, and substituted building prisons in lieu of urban housing developments for the poor - and this is NOT just an allegation. Once he and Hillary decided that they wanted to get back into the White House, Bill went before the NAACP and apologized for it. Yet, now, in 2016, Hillary is depending on the Black community to give her the Democratic nomination to run for President of the United States. If we do that, we're idiots, and our minds are still chained next to the mule that we were tied to in the 18th Century. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/hillary-clinton-1994-crime-bill-led-mass-incarceration-article-1.2594729.
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YOUR DOG WHISTLE BETRAYS YOU, HILLARY.  WHAT
ABOUT THE "INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY" OF THE POLICE AND
WALL STREET COMMUNITY?
Black people were conned into giving Bill Clinton our full and passionate support after he went on the Arsenio Hall Show in dark glasses and a saxophone.  We even started calling him "The First Black President." Then some of the first things he did after he was elected was cut Black people's throats by throwing Black men in prison, sending our jobs overseas, and taking away the much needed assistance of poor Black people by throwing them off of welfare, just to prove that he wasn't "soft on coons."  We've been conned once, let's not be stupid enough to let it happen again.  Hillary Clinton was an ardent supporter of Barry Goldwater, a man who pledged to rescind the Civil Rights Act if elected, and nothing has changed about her. As a member of the Walmart board of Directors for 6 years, she didn't lift a finger while Walmart was dragging their workers through the mud. And during the 2008 primaries Bill Clinton told Ted Kennedy of Barack Obama, "A few years ago this guy would have been carrying our bags."  So if Black people do turn out to be stupid enough to give Hillary the nomination, when we start whining over the inevitable consequences, America should give us a resounding, "SHUT THE HELL UP!"
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JUST BECAUSE THE NAME IS CLINTON, DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE GONNA GET BILL (REPRISE)

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I was both embarrassed and conflicted by a CBS News poll that showed Hillary Clinton leading Barack Obama 52% to 28% among Black voters. I was conflicted because my emotions seemed to directly contradict my position that the new struggle in this country is no longer about race, but class, and I stand by that position. Nevertheless, it is extremely embarrassing to know that the rest of the world has just got to being snickering over the Black tendency towards self-hatred--and let there be no doubt about it, that’s exactly what the numbers above reflect.
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It is contrary to my character and antithetical to everything that I believe to suggest that anyone cast a vote based on race alone--after all, if White people voted race alone, Black politicians would never win an election outside the Black community. But it seems to me that this election, and Senator Barack Obama in particular, represents a very special circumstance. It’s a confluence of factors coming together that demand Black people to unite and assure we’re on the right side of history.
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Senator Barack Obama is not just another Black politician--he’s intelligent, he’s personable, and his political instincts are flawless. In fact, his sense of class, dignity, and propriety places him so high above the rest of the pack that the other politicians don’t know what to do with him. He is so well thought of by the American people--Democrat, Republican, and Independents alike—that it is clear that he possesses that very special, JFK-like quality that could bring this nation together. I see the candidacy of Senator Obama as an opportunity—and quite possibly our last opportunity--to recapture the best of what America is as a nation, and we are as a people. I’d say, that alone, speaks volumes.
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Admittedly, I’m far from one who’s qualified to speak for God, but it seems to me that considering all that Black people have suffered in this country--including being called ignorant, classless, and untrustworthy--if God handpicked the kind of man that he thought should represent our people in this country, Senator Obama would be that man. He is the walking personification of everything we know our people to be--even his heritage, the marriage of Africa and America, is a metaphor for who we are as a people. Yet he trails in the polls, among our own people, by 24%. What’s up with that?
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I have no problem with Hillary--in fact, if she wins this nomination I’ll be right out there supporting her enthusiastically--right along side Barack, I’m sure. But what makes Hillary so special that we would support her over a dream that goes back as far as the African-American culture itself? The numbers mentioned above can reflect nothing less than a flaw in our character. Think about it--what do we actually know about Hillary other than she’s married to Bill? I was married to a wonderful woman for thirty-three years, yet, we were as different as night and day. So, just because the name is Clinton, doesn’t mean we’re gonna get Bill. And even if Hillary is identical to Bill, who’s to say that a President Barack Obama wouldn’t stand head and shoulders above even Bill Clinton himself? Bill was an excellent president [Man, was I in the dark!] but he was far from the Messiah.
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We’ve simply got to have faith in ourselves. If we don’t, who will? If Black people don’t have faith in the fact that we are capable of producing a leader with the capacity to lead our people and this nation to a higher level of humanity and leadership in the world, why should anyone else believe in us? And if Barack Obama is not that man--with his background as the first Black president of the Harvard Law Review, his demonstrated courage to stand up against invading Iraq during a time when it was unpopular to do so, and the flawless political judgment that has propelled him to the very apex of power in a nation where all the cards were stacked against him--then what Black man (or woman, for that matter) among us is?
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Some Black people seem to be actively seeking a reason not to support this man. For the lack of any other excuse, they say he lacks experience--but experience at what? Where has experience gotten us so far? Hillary Clinton has experience that goes all the way back to the Nixon era, but that didn’t prevent her from voting to give George Bush the power to take us into the most foolhardy war that this country has ever been involved. Then, after conceding that she made an error, she repeated the error in voting for the Kyle-Lieberman Amendment against Iran.
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On the other hand, Obama, this so-called "political novice," had the wisdom to tell America, once again, that we were giving a man who can't be trusted a free hand to be foolhardy--once again. And now, recent revelations in the news tell us that he was right--once again. So I'd say, inexperience notwithstanding, Senator Obama seems to be batting a thousand.
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The inexperienced Senator Obama also stands poised to hand control of political power back to the American people. He’s demonstrated single-handedly that the people can come together and more than compete with big business as a source of political funding. Obama has raised more money through small donations from average Americans than the "more experienced" politicians have managed to raise through their corporate masters. That means that Americans now have a fighting chance of electing politicians that are more beholden to them, than they are big business (and mark my words--you can look for big business to sponsor some sort of legislation in the future to try to close that egregious loophole) [and true to my prediction, shortly thereafter we got citizens united].
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Thus, regardless to how this campaign turns out, whether Obama wins, or falls short in his effort, he’s already performed an immeasurable service to the American people by demonstrating that politicians don’t have to be beholding to big business. Someday, when all of this is looked back upon, Obama’s contribution is going to be recognized as one of the most valuable gifts to America in modern history. I’d say, that alone is a pretty impressive accomplishment for a guy with no experience. Now I ask you, what have any of the more "experienced" politicians done to change the face of American politics lately?
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So the bottom line is, considering Senator Obama’s Character, political savvy, and the fact that he’s the very first viable Black presidential candidate in the history of this nation, to say that he’s not ready to be president is to say that no Black person is ready to be president of the United States. If you happen to be Black and not willing to take that position, in order to be logically consistent you have to be prepared to come up with the name of a Black person who you consider more viable and qualified to be president. If you can’t do that, you’re in denial, and on the wrong side of history.
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It's hard to understand the Black community. Never in my most horrific nightmare did I ever think I’d have to mount such a self-evident argument to my own people regarding a viable Black candidate. As I sit here I imagine Martin, Malcolm, and a million slaves spinning in their graves, saying, "I died for this! What’s wrong with those idiots?" I also imagine racists of the past taunting these great men, saying, "We told you--y’all were fools."
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But as sad as this situation is, it brings to mind an old joke--a very old but profound joke, so bear with me: There was a guy stranded on his roof during a flood, and the water was rising fast. In an attempt to try to save him, a group of people wanted to throw him a life preserver, but he turned it down, saying, "That’s ok. God will provide." Then they tried to save him in a boat, and later with a helicopter, but in each case he turned them down, saying, "That’s ok. The Lord will provide." Finally the water overtook him, and he drowned. Then, as the Devil was dragging him off to Hell, he looked up to God and said, "My Lord, how could desert me, and why am I going to Hell?" And God replied, "Man, I sent you a life preserver, a boat, and even a helicopter, and you refused them. You’re going to Hell because you committed suicide."
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That joke is a perfect example of what’s currently happening in the Black community. We’re being given the opportunity to bring both Martin’s dream, and the prayers that our people have whispered for hundreds of years into reality--the opportunity for Black children to say for the very first time, and with conviction, that "I‘m going to be president someday." For the first time, a Black child will be able to go through life knowing that he is the master of his own destiny. And just as important as all of the things mentioned above, finally, the losers and deadbeats in the Black community won’t be able to convince Black youth that failure is acceptable, because "it’s the White man’s fault." But in spite of all of that, some of us are so consumed with self-hatred that we’d rather cut our own throats before supporting one of our own for president.
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That is the reality, but if we allow this opportunity to pass us by, God would be completely justified in telling us to stop complaining and just shut-up whining about all our suffering. After all, God helps those who help themselves. ***
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Eric L. Wattree
Http://wattree.blogspot.com
Ewattree@Gmail.com
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

WATTREEISM: MY BIBLE IS ONLY ONE PAGE LONG, AND IT HAS ONLY THREE COMMANDMENTS

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

THE GOSPEL OF WATTREEISM
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MY BIBLE IS ONLY ONE PAGE LONG, AND IT HAS ONLY THREE COMMANDMENTS
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1). LIVE THE BEST LIFE YOU CAN.
2). HELP OTHERS WHENEVER YOU CAN.
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3). MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS.
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BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT SLAVERY
IS A THING OF PAST, BUT OUR MINDS ARE FAR FROM FREE
African Americans were taught the Christian,'faith' while they were tied next to the mules and their mentors were actively engaged in the  annihilation of as many as a 100 million Native Americans. So it's obvious that our persecutors didn't believe in their own teachings, and it's easy to understand why.
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The Bible that Christians Worship today was compiled and “blessed” by the Catholic Church, not God. The  "Holy Spirit," Pope Damasus I, at the Council of Rome in 382, issued a decree appropriately called, "The Decree of Damasus," in which he listed the canonical books of both the Old and New Testaments. He then asked St. Jerome to use this canon and to write a new Bible translation which included an Old Testament of 46 books, which were all in the Septuagint, and a New Testament of 27 books. During that time any book that disagreed with the teachings of the Catholic Church was banned, and anyone who challenged those teachings could be tortured and killed. It's almost as though man created God in man's own narrow-minded image instead of the reverse. And isn't it interesting that God tends to have all of the prejudices and shortcomings of man? For example, according to most religious teachings, God is a virulent sexist, just like man, even though he gave women - not man - the ability to create and nurture life. Man tries to explain all of that away to me, but it just doesn't make sense to the mind that I KNOW God gave me. So who and what am I supposed to believe, what man says, or what God has done?
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So the fact is, what Christians call "The Holy Bible," and what Black preachers run around thumpin’ so passionately, wasn’t even put together until nearly 400 years after the death of Christ. Thus, everything in it is hearsay. In terms of years, when the Bible was compiled, they were as far away from the life and times of Jesus Christ as we are away from George Washington. So in reality, they didn’t know fact from fiction, any more than we know whether or not George Washington actually chopped down a cherry tree. It was created as a political document, and it was "blessed" by bigoted White folks to promote their philosophy. And many of the stories in it could have been written by Mother Goose. For instance, if Adam and Eve were the first people on Earth and produced Cain and Abel, where did the people come from that Cain went to live with after he killed his brother?  The Pope obviously didn't think that through very well. Nevertheless, Black people embrace these myths with such a fierce tenacity that it makes the "faith" of Pat Robertson, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump pale in comparison.
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So Black people are in dire need of a thorough re-assessment of their attitudes and those things they take for granted. They also need to educate themselves in all areas of knowledge in order to gain confidence in their own ability to think, because they are worshiping a philosophy that is dedicated to the proposition that they are inferior. Just open your Bible and you won't see nothing but White folks - who were supposed to have been born in the desert. Are we so brain-drenched that, that doesn't tell us anything!!!?
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As a direct result of that brainwashing, as I write, many of us are currently voting for continued White supremacy, because our "Christian" brain-drenching has taught us to believe that "The Lord" wants us too. We're falling all over one another to be the first to vote for a woman whose husband created the most draconian crime bill in the history of the United States and used prisons as an urban housing program for Black people - and, with her full support. So if Black people don’t come to their senses we’re going to end up with a choice between Zig and Zag. Zig is Donald Trump, and Zag is Hillary Clinton. To paraphrase Mort Sahl back in the sixties, the only difference between the two is if Donald ‘Zig’ Trump sees a Black child lying in the street, he’d simply order his chauffeur to run over him. If Hillary ‘Zag’ Clinton saw the kid, she’d also order her chauffeur to roll over him, but she’d weep, and go apologize to the NAACP, after she felt the bump.  So where are our minds? I'll tell you where they are - they're still tied up next to that mule in the 18th Century.
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So yes, I’ve developed  my own Gospel, my own truth, and not a word of it comes from the mouth of another man, because I pay absolutely no attention to man. I determine God's will not by what man says, but by what God has done. And to atheists, yes, I do believe that God exists, because we exist. For me, God is whatever entity, or process, that is responsible for the existence of the universe, or what we call reality. So, since the universe does exist, that's evidence enough for me that God exists. Thus, if I exist, so does God, even if he, she, or it is simply the universe or nature itself.  Now, that said, as we gaze upon this infinite universe, what evidence do you have that God is not nature itself, and that we are not a part of God?
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So again, yes, I've created my own religion, but unlike the religions of the social manipulators, my religion allows you to stay in bed and hug your wife on Sunday mornings and then spend the rest of the day enjoying your children instead of being mandated to get up and suffer through a paid spoken-word concert by some guy who doesn't know any more about God than you do; and we have no rituals, nor 'Born Again' hypocrites to contend with - you know, those people who use religion as a God-approved pretext to hate or look down their noses at everybody who don't look, think, and act like they do. While we don't wish such people any harm, it is our belief that the world would be a lot better off if many of these 'Born Again' hypocrites (Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Ted Cruz, etc.) wouldn't have been born the first time, and we don't believe that the very human philosopher, Jesus of Nazareth, would approve of such people at all. And finally, there's absolutely no begging in my religion, so there's not a preacher in sight. Thus, my religion is Heaven right here on Earth. We simply focus on trying to become better people, help each other whenever we can, and leave each other alone - and it doesn't take a volume of scriptures to do that, nor a collection plate.
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HOW A KID RAISED IN THE CHURCH CAME TO REJECT CHRISTIANITY
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I was recently in a discussion with a gentlemen on religion and he asked me, "You say you believe in God, and you seem to have Christian values, so why do you say you're not a Christian?" My answer was very simple - because God blessed me with common sense, and while I do have values, they're nothing like those that I've seen from so-called Christians, or any other religious group. So while I believe in God, I make it a point to keep the word of man out of anything that has to do with my spirituality.  Again, for me, God is whatever force is responsible for creating what we call reality - period. That's all I have to know, and that's all I have to contemplate.
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An individual's organized religious beliefs are merely an accident of birth, and a form of socialization. The very same man who was born in Georgia, and who was raised to be a devout Christian, would more than likely be a devout Muslim if he'd been born in Iran, a devout Jew if he'd been born in Israel, or a devout Buddhist if he'd been born in China. So organized religion is nothing more, or nothing less, than a form of socialization, and it has absolutely nothing to do with God. In fact, religion is anti-God, because you can trace nearly every form of narrow-mindedness, hatred, and bigotry, directly back to man's religious beliefs. White supremacy is predicated on the belief that "God" sent a White Scandinavian to be born in the desert to lead mankind to the "Promise Land." That has a fundament impact on our thinking. It suggests that White skin is Godly. But the fact is, if Jesus had been White, they wouldn't have had to crucify him - he would have died of sunburn. But once you can get people to believe in walking dead men and talkin' snakes, you can get them to believe in anything - and they have.
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Thus, man uses religion to try to make himself feel special, as though he has some special connection to God, so by its very nature organized religion is discriminatory, not only toward other groups, but other creatures. From their point of view, it's not that they hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like themselves - it's just that God does. So their religious beliefs are used to both make themselves feel superior, and also, to validate their hatred and distrust of others unlike themselves.  But from my point of view, since God created all things, what makes man think that God loves him any more or less than he does a parakeet?  Thus, religion is nothing more than a reflection of man's arrogance.
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That's why a person's religious beliefs are nearly inseparable from his or her political beliefs.  Many Christians don't believe in global warming, equality among people, that Jesus was Black (not that it matters, since he was just another insightful man, and nothing else), or that the Bible didn't prohibit the wholesale slaughter of up to 100 million native Americans, tying Black people up next to the mules, killing 6 million Jews, or dropping two atomic bombs on the innocent civilians of Japan. Christians claim that they did these things in the name of God - it was their "Manifest Destiny."  What they do believe in, however, is quietly allowing, and even supporting, the ascent of a nasty, bigoted, and un-Godly man like Donald Trump. Many Christians believe that Trump came into our midst as a result of the will of God, which, of course, is complete nonsense, but their religious delusions and myths justify their hatred, anger, bigotry, and greed.
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Thus, religion is invariably used to validate the most malevolent part of man's nature. It allows his hatred, selfishness, and greed to be written off as God-approved, and with respect to Black people, it allows our apathy to be written off as justified - "All we have to do is sit and wait, because God is coming to our rescue." That was the position taken by many in the Black clergy who criticized Martin Luther King. They said his activity was stirring up unnecessary animosity toward the Black community, and that all he had to do was be patient and things would work themselves out. 
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In that regard, what about Black people - why do they embrace this nonsense, and in many cases, even more passionately than Whites?
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Black people tend to be such devout Christians because they've been taught, first by slave masters, and then by rich, slick-talking Black preachers, that God's going to deliver justice upon them "by-and-by."  But what they don't understand is, God did his part when he gave us a brain, and  "God helps those who help themselves." That's the way of nature - God made birds to fly, fish to swim, and man to think. So you either do what you were created to do, or you perish - period. That's a fundamental law throughout the universe for all things that exist.  If a planet drifts to close to it's parent star, it's over, and that's it. So as Black people, we are not going to be able to pray ourselves out of our current condition; we're going to have to think our way out of it, or we're not going to survive, because God created man to think, not conjure up stories about a walking dead man coming to our rescue.  Dead men don't walk, and snakes don't talk in this universe - at least in our part of it. That's just not the way things work, and if you believe that it does, or even can work that way, you have more faith in what man says, than what God has done.
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HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET!!!?
But what makes people so passionate about their religion is it allows them to believe what's convenient for them to believe. That's why in spite of the atrocities that has been committed by this so-called "Christian nation" that have been listed above, we have Americans walking around with tears in their eyes talking about "God bless America."  Such people represent a monument to man's capacity to delude himself.  If we do an objective assessment of the atrocities committed by the United States in its relatively short existence, it will become immediately clear that this has been the most brutal and un-Godly nation in the history of humanity. Our historic record would make one think that the United States was founded by a cult of Devil worshipers - and this comes from a man who loves America. But I love what it can be, not what it is, or what it has been. So if we are ever to truly become the nation that our founding documents lie so eloquently about, it is a must that we begin to think clearly, and stop believing in talkin' snakes.    
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Ephesians 6:5-9 says, "Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ." Those are not my values - and for so-called "good Christians" to simply sit back and say, "We're praying on it" don't fly with me, because they’ve been "praying on it" for centuries now. That's one of the major reasons that Black people are in such dire straits - we're spending more time worshipping the philosophy of bigots than we are educating ourselves, and as a direct result, we've become "bligots" ourselves.
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PORTRAIT OF AN IDIOT


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THE CONVERSION

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"Come here nigga and let me teach yo crazy, animal ass about the Lord. The first thing you got to learn is to Love thy Neighbor . . . especially me."
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"Yes sir, Massa. Why would anybody not love you, Sir? You so good to me, Massa. Anybody don't love you needs to have dey ass beat real good, Massa."
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"Shut up, nigga. I'm talkin'."
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"Listen, you been blessed already, and you don't even know the Lord. The Lord made it where you don't have to worry 'bout a thing. I feed you, I put clothes on yo nasty ass, and I give you a shed to sleep in, and all you have to do is whatever the hell I tell you to. Do you know how blessed you are?"
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"Oh, indeed I do, Massa. You take good care of me. I's so happy."
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"Now, listen real good 'cause dis impotant. God said, thou shalt not steal from me, thou shalt not kill (unless I tell you to), thou shalt not stick another coon's wife (unless we tryin' to make some mo niggas), and nigga, whatever you do, thou shalt not even look like you want to stick a white woman, or we gon lynch yo black ass. You here me, nigga?"
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"Oh yes, Massa. We know dat! But Massa, I thought you said thou shalt not kill?"
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"Dat means people, fool - real people! Dat don't go for niggas. God wants us to keep you in yo place."
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"Dat's right, Massa. We sho gotta keep niggas in dey place. No tellin' what a happen if we let dese niggas git loose. God so smart."
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"I said shut up, nigga, and listen to the word."
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"The next thing you got to learn is, whatever happens on this plantation is God's will bein' done. And if you listen to me, you'll get to live like I do when you die and go to Heaven."
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"Live like you, massa? A nigga ain't got no business livin' dat good. What a Po nigga like me gon do with all this? You know I ain't got sense enough to run nothin' like this."
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"Just shut up, nigga!" When you dead you gon get some sense - the lord gon give it to you. The Lord can do anything, even give sense to a nigga. And he gon give you all the other niggas you gon need to help you in the fields, too."
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"Massa, you so good to me! Thank you for tellin' me all dis. I'm gon be a good nigga - the best nigga you ever seened. Look, I'm gon pray for you right now, and thank the Lord for givin' me so good a massa."
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"Shut up and get up off your knees, ya dumb nigga! The fields need tendin'! You pray to the Lord on your own time. God don't won't you talkin' to him when you s'pose to be workin'."
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"A couse, Massa. What I been thinkin'? I's so dumb. I don't know why you put up with me, Sir."
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"How many times I got to tell you to shut the hell up, nigga?"
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"Yes Sir, I's a shuttin', Massa. I's a shuttin', right now."
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"Now get yo ass out there in that field and let's get some work done around here . . . Oh, and Toby, have yo woman meet me in the barn. I need to tell her 'bout the Lord too."
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"Yes sir, Massa."
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"And another thing, Toby, if my momma come a lookin', tell her I'm playin' in my tree house."
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"Why you gon go fibbin' to yo momma, Mr. Tommy? She knows you like to sit wit Lou Ann."
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"Just shut up, nigga, and do what I said! And tell Lou Ann to wear that pretty dress I like, cause we gon be talkin' 'bout the Lord, so it's gon be like chuch."
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"Yes Sir, Mr. Tommy." . . . "Whaaaaaaat a friend we have in Jeeeeesus . . ."
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I PUT A SPELL ON YOU


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Eric L. Wattree
Http://wattree.blogspot.com
Ewattree@gmail.com
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

THE FULL STORY OF BILL 'SLICK WILLIE' CLINTON AND THE PIMPING OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

THE FULL STORY OF BILL 'SLICK WILLIE' CLINTON AND THE PIMPING 
OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
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After eight years of being both denigrated and drugged with crack cocaine during the Reagan administration, and another four years of being completely ignored by George Bush, Sr., the Black community was ripe for the plucking. We were like abused and neglected children, and master pimp, Bill "Slick Willie" Clinton, was right there like a predatory hustler prowling for innocent runaways in a Greyhound bus station - and like most pimps, he had a flawless plan.
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Being one of the first of a new generation of White Southern politicians who understood Black people, he simply swaggered onto the Arsenio Hall Show in dark glasses and a saxophone and played with the band. His plan worked brilliantly, because it accomplished two things - first, by going on a Black television show looking like a musician and playing a few discordant notes with the band, it made him look "cool," which to many Black people means, Black; secondly, it played on the hunger of Black people to be acknowledged after being completely ignored for twelve years. So from that moment on Clinton was adopted by many in the Black community as "Our first Black President" and earned their everlasting love, admiration, and gratitude - and that's in spite of the fact that he hasn't done a thing for Black people since.
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In fact, the Clintons have done more to Black people than for them. Under the guise of a "New Democrat," Bill has done more to tear apart and destroy Black families than any Republican president since before the Great Depression - along with the enthusiastic support of his wife, Hillary. Black people had their guard up against Republicans, but Bill and Hillary Clinton caught us unaware and flatfooted. While some might challenge the statement that Clinton has done more harm to Black people than any Republican president by citing Ronald Reagan's flooding the Black community with crack cocaine to support his illegal war in Nicaragua, there's solid evidence that indicates that as Governor of Arkansas Clinton was even involved in that.
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"A number of allegations have been written about and several local, state, and federal investigations have taken place related to the alleged use of the Mena, [Arkansas]Intermountain Municipal Airport as a CIA drop point in large scale cocaine trafficking beginning in the early 1980s.[14] The topic has received some press coverage that has included allegations of awareness, participation and/or cover-up involvement of figures such as former president Bill Clinton."
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So, first, there's strong evidence that suggests that Bill was involved in a conspiracy to flood the Black community with crack cocaine. Then he signs the most Draconian crime bill in the history of the United States and creates a private prison system that makes a fortune off the mass incarceration of Black people (and that actually pays states to hold prisoners for longer periods of time) for using the very same drug that Bill himself was allegedly involved in putting in the community in the first place. In addition, his wife, Hillary, has politically benefitted from the cash donations of that very same private prison system.
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Yet, in spite of that - and several other assaults on the Black community - there are many Black people who continue to have a blind and tenacious loyalty to the Clinton brand that's just as pronounced and unfathomable as the loyalty of a hoe to an abusive pimp. Once the Clintons decided they wanted to get back into the White House, Bill simply went to the NAACP and said he was sorry for his role in the massive incarceration of Black people. Thereafter, the Congressional Black Caucus came running to Bill and Hillary's side like Pavlov's dog after hearing the dinner bell. It's, literally, unbelievable.  
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In addition, the photo below shows Bill Clinton clearly, arrogantly, and blatantly, violating the Voting Rights Act and illegally electioneering at a polling place in Massachusetts with complete impunity. With the severe price that Black people have paid for fair elections and the right to vote, Black people all over this country should be up-in-arms, yet, Hillary Clinton is depending on the Black vote to help her gain the Democratic nomination in the current primaries. There's currently a petition out with well over 100,000 signatures to investigate the Clintons' interference with voters' rights in Massachusetts, and Arizona as well, but where is the public outrage!!!?  Where are Black people? Where is the Department of Justice, and where in hell is the Democratic National Committee!!!?
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The entire nation should be raising holy hell over Bill and Hillary Clinton’s blatant violation and disrespect of the voting Rights Act. It was not only an unconscionable act of arrogance, but it was also a direct slap in the face to all those who died to get that law enacted - Martin Luther King cartwheels in his grave. Thus, both Bill and Hillary should be prosecuted to the very limits of the law, and Hillary should not be allowed to benefit from such tactics. She should be forced to forfeit all of the delegates that she won employing such underhanded devices.
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The Clintons’ action in this matter is proof positive that they are not just dishonorable, but they will do anything to be elected. It also clearly demonstrates that they have absolutely no respect for Democratic traditions. They’re trying to turn the Democratic Party into Republican lite. That’s been their agenda for their entire career, and they’ve come very close to achieving that goal. They walk like liberals, they talk like liberals, but they always seem to leave conservative policies behind. Yet Black people are voting for Hillary in droves, even though they can't name ONE thing that the Clintons have ever done for them, other than spend more money on prisons than on public housing in the Black community - and please take the time to research that fact; it's a part of the public record.
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They acted with great enthusiasm when it came to the mass incarceration of Black people, but what about when they break the law? Massachusetts law is clear and unequivocal:
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"Within 150 feet of a polling place…no person shall solicit votes for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot question, to be voted on at the current election. No campaign material intended to influence the vote of a voter in the ongoing election, including campaign literature, buttons, signs, and ballot stickers, may be posted, exhibited, circulated, or distributed in the polling place, in the building where it is located, on the building walls, on the premises where the building stands, or within 150 feet of an entrance door to the building. ( 950 CMR 53.03(18); 54.04.22),)"  
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But in spite of that law - THE PEOPLE'S LAW - Bill Clinton feels so entitled and thinks the people are so stupid, that we can't recognize that he constitutes a walking 'Bill'-board for Hillary Clinton. He also retards the vote by creating a distraction, his presidential entourage prevents people from getting into the polls, and it extends the time that voters have to wait in line - time that many voters don't have.  Didn't Bill Clinton know this,?  If he didn't, he has very poor judgment, If he did, what was his motive?  He wasn't voting, so why did he have to enter the polling site in the first place?  The answer is clear - to cheat, to circumvent the law, and to do whatever he had to do to get what he wanted. Haven't we had enough to these dishonest slicksters in office?  Aren't these exactly the kind of people we're trying to get OUT of office? Can you even imagine Barack Obama doing something like that?  Could you imagine Bernie Sanders doing something like that?  Absolutely not! And that's exactly why this nation can't be trusted in the hands of people like the Clintons. They lack character, they feel entitled, and they think that their interests - and the interests of their rich Wall St. cronies -  should be given priority over the interest of the average American.
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The DailyKos reported, ". . . the most serious charge leveled at Clinton’s March 1st Super-Tuesday antics is that he was blocking poor people from voting, in one of Massachusetts most distressed communities, where the median family income is $49,000, [which is] $110,000 less than the Massachusetts town where presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went to college, Wellesley.  Although electioneering within a polling place is a misdemeanor, interfering with voting rights is a state and federal civil rights violation and felony."
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So, again, both Bill, and Hillary, should be prosecuted for conspiracy to violate the Voting Rights Act, and Hillary should be forced to forfeit all delegates that she received from that state - or ANY other state - where they’ve violated the law. We’ve had enough of Hillary and ‘Slick Willie’s’ corruption and sense of entitlement, and we've had enough of the Democratic Party turning a blind eye to it. The arrogant behavior of these two individuals, and the Democratic National Committee's corrupt and crony-like response to it is not what the Democratic Party is about. The Democratic Party has fought over the years to promote the interest of equality, not the special interest of  so-called "big-shots," and obviously, that's exactly what Bill and Hillary Clinton think they are. Their underhanded methods have the funk of the Republican Party all over them, and they have no place among Democrats. But there's a reason the Clintons are so Republican-like - Because that's what they are, Republicans in drag, who are trying to move the Democratic Party to the right. They don't even call themselves Democrats; they call themselves "New Democrats."
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“New Democrats, also called Centrist Democrats, Clinton Democrats or Moderate Democrats, is an ideologically centrist faction within the Democratic Party that emerged after the victory of Republican George H. W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election” - or with the arrival of Bill and Hillary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Democrats.
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These are the people that most liberals are trying to get rid of, and they are exactly why the working class has fallen so far behind. These New Democrats are just as corrupt and crony-like as Republicans - in fact, they should be called Semicrats, or better yet, Republicrats.
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But, no, legitimate Democrats should not leave the party; that'll just divide the vote of like-minded people.  A better strategy would be to take a page from the Tea Party and get rid of all of the self-serving and corrupt people within the party who are not responsive to the people's point of view - and that’s including many of the Congressional Black Cronies who recently endorsed Hillary Clinton in spite of all of the suffering and damage the Clintons have done to the Black community.  It's past time for a good housecleaning, because many of these people have obviously been in office so long they’ve forgotten what being a true Democrat is all about - they’ve become Republicrats, or Semicrats.  We don’t need Republicrats fighting for corporate growth. Thanks to Bill and Hillary Clinton corporations are already rich enough. We need dedicated people in office who are going to fight for the people, not corporations.
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When Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law he told America that the expanded markets that it would provide would create millions of jobs for the American people; but instead, it created millions of opportunities for his billionaire cronies to take $18 an hour jobs away from Americans and send them out of the country to be performed for 68 cents an hour.
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And while Hillary Clinton is now trying to portray herself as a gladiator for the people, that has not been her history. Think about it. All Bill and Hillary have is name recognition. Go back into your data banks and come up with ONE thing that either Bill, or Hillary, has ever done for the average American. Again, they walk like liberals, talk like liberals, but they always manage to leave conservative policies behind.
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ProgressivePress.net reported, "During six years (1986 -1992) as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directorsHillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer waged a major campaign against the labor unions seeking to represent store workers."  And the New Times reported that, "Mrs. Clinton’s six-year tenure as a director of Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest company, remains a little known chapter in her closely scrutinized career. And it is little known for a reason. Mrs. Clinton rarely, if ever, discusses it, leaving her board membership out of her speeches and off her campaign Web site."
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The New York Times went on to say, "Mrs. Clinton largely sat on the sidelines when it came to Wal-Mart and unions, board members said. Since its founding in 1962, Wal-Mart has fought unionization efforts at its stores and warehouses, employing hard-nosed tactics — like allegedly firing union supporters and spying on employees — that have become the subject of legal complaints against the company. A special team at Wal-Mart handled those activities, but Mr. Walton was vocal in his opposition to unions. Indeed, he appointed the lawyer who oversaw the company’s union monitoring, Mr. Tate, to the board, where he served with Mrs. Clinton. During their meetings and private conversations, Mrs. Clinton never voiced objections to Wal-Mart’s stance on unions, said Mr. Tate and John A. Cooper, another board member. 'She was not an outspoken person on labor, because I think she was smart enough to know that if she favored labor, she was the only one,' Mr. Tate said. 'It would only lessen her own position on the board if she took that position..”
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Thus, when dealing with either Bill, or Hillary Clinton, dog whistling is a concept that the voting public would do well to become very familiar with, because it's the most formidable weapon in the Clinton political arsenal, and they both use it prolifically - they have to in order to play both ends against the middle. It allows them to say one thing to us, while sending an altogether different message to their corporate cronies at one and the same time.
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It has been reported that the Clinton's net worth is well over $100 million. They control the $2 billion Clinton Foundation, so they're comfortably entrenched in the very corporate culture that has the American people virtually enslaved. Even their daughter, Chelsea, is married to Marc Mezvinsky, an American investment banker, co-founder of hedge fund Eaglevale Partners, and was formerly an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. So the Clintons and Wall Street are, literally, in-laws.
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Chelsea Clinton's new $10 million pad is NewYork's longest apartment - stretching an entire block from 26th Street to 27th Street off Madison Avenue - and this is while you're suffering to make ends meet.

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But now, Bill and Hillary have stepped over the line by blatantly flaunting the law, and with respect to the Voting Rights Act, a law that many Black people have died for. So if Liberals are going to reclaim their party, now's the time - we've got photographs, video evidence, and numerous witnesses of both the Clintons arrogantly flaunting the law. we've got to make both Bill, Hillary, and the DNC establishment answer for that - and we shouldn't let up until we get action.  If we don't, the Clintons are going to continue on their mission of redefining what it means to be a liberal - Rockefeller Republicrats - and worse in Hillary's case.
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As a mere child, Hillary Clinton was a staunch Republican.  She was so dedicated to the Republican cause that at 17 years old she went to work for Barry Goldwater, who pledged that if elected he would repeal Civil Rights Act. Then in college, she not only joined the "Young Republicans," but became their president. You don't outgrow that kind of dedication to a cause.  While many of Hillary's supporters insists that some people change, Hillary's record doesn't suggest that she's one of those people. Instead, it suggests that after Goldwater's brutal defeat, as an ambitious young lady of the sixties she saw which way the wind was blowing, and it wasn't blowing toward the GOP., but her conservative inclinations haven't changed a bit.
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While Margret Sanger's character has absolutely no bearing on either a woman's right to choose, are the Planned Parenthood organization, her name is often being bandied about for political reasons. Conservatives are trying to use her name to smear the concept of a woman's right to choose due to the fact that Sanger was a well known proponent of negative eugenics (the termination of people deemed "unfit" to enhance humanity) and also since she helped to found Planned Parenthood.
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I'm in full concurrence with a woman's right to choose. I believe a woman should have full control over whether or not she should give birth to another human being.  After all, if men had to bear children we'd have an "ABORTION LINE" at Wal-Mart, and we all no it. So the abortion issue is clearly a sexist ploy to control women, and it's also designed to divide the electorate. Nevertheless, considering the Clinton administration's history with respect to racial issues in the past, I find Hillary's full-throated and enthusiastic embrace of Margaret Sanger's "vision" quite troubling.  Actually, as a working class Black man, I find most things about the Clintons troubling.
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THE CLINTON URBAN HOUSING PROGRAM: 
"HEY, WHY NOT JUST BUILD PRISONS INSTEAD?"

"The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994H.R. 3355Pub.L. 103–322 is an Act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement; it became law in 1994. It is the largest crime bill in the history of the United States and consisted of 356 pages that provided for 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion in funding for prisons and $6.1 billion in funding for prevention programs, which were designed with significant input from experienced police officers . . .
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"One of the more controversial provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act overturned a section of the Higher Education Act of 1965 permitting prison inmates to receive a Pell Grant for higher education while they were incarcerated. The amendment is as follows:

"The VCCLEA effectively eliminated the ability of lower-income prison inmates to receive college educations during their term of imprisonment, thus ensuring the education level of most inmates remains unimproved over the period of their incarceration."
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Crime_Control_and_Law_Enforcement_Act#Community_Oriented_Policing_Services
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BLACK PEOPLE, WE ARE RENOWN FOR CUTTING OUR OWN THROATS BY FAILING TO EDUCATE OURSELVES, AND VOTING ON INSTINCT AND NAME RECOGNITION ALONE RATHER THAN KNOWLEDGE.  WE DID THAT WITH THE CLINTONS ONCE BEFORE, AND WE PAID FOR IT SEVERELY.   LET'S NOT MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE AGAIN, BECAUSE WE MAY NOT GET ANOTHER CHANCE. THE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE TURNING AGAINST THE 1 %ERS IN A DRASTIC WAY, SO IF THEY GAIN CONTROL OVER GOVERNMENT AGAIN, THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE IT BACK.  SO WAKE UP, BLACK PEOPLE.
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HILLARY CLINTON LYING FOR 13 MINUTES STRAIGHT
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HOW FAR WILL THEY GO TO GAIN AND MAINTAIN POWER?
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'DOG-WHISTLING' THE ASSASSINATION OF BARACK OBAMA

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Once Hillary Clinton became desperate over her all but certain loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries, she began to continually allude to the assassination of Robert Kennedy during the 1968 primary. She kept repeating that "Calling all wingnuts!" 'dog whistle' as justification for why she didn't simply get out of the race.
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But the mere mention of this episode seem to drive Clinton supporters up the wall. They say it’s "water under the bridge," and others try to make light of it as though I’m some sort of crazy conspiracy theorist - "Was Hillary also responsible for the sinking of the Lusitania, and by the way, where's her birth certificate?" But the fact is, this issue is not funny, and it can't just be fluffed off as water under the bridge. It should be seriously examined, because it strongly suggests that there's a very dark sociopath lurking beneath Hillary’s public facade.
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What made Hillary's remarks seem much more malevolent than a simple gaffe was, as pointed out in a Keith Olbermann commentary below, someone had obviously told her that her mention of the word "assassination" was inappropriate, since Sen. Obama had been receiving death threats every since the day he threw his hat in the ring to run for president, so Hillary stopped using the word - temporarily. But as her situation became more dire and it was all but certain that she was going to lose to Sen. Obama, she began using the word "assassination" again.
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And later, on May 11th 2008, while appearing on Meet The Press, Hillary’s campaign chairman, Terry McAuliffe, made the same kind of statement to Tim Russert. He said that in order for Hillary to win the nomination "something big" would have to happen. Then Russett asked, "An act of God, or something catastrophic?", and he said, "Yes, something big would have to happen–absolutely."
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So how much farther did they have to go, say, "Calling all wingnuts! If somebody - ANYBODY - doesn't hurry up and kill this guy America could end up with a Black man for president!!!?"
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So why did President Obama make Hillary his Secretary of State? That’s very simple. Obama had the good sense to understand that he needed to heal the rift within the Democratic Party so he threw her a bone. But while Bill was pushing for Hillary to be made Vice President, Obama had much better sense than to place her one heartbeat away from the presidency, because there’s one thing Barack has never been accused of, and that’s being a fool.


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In the interest of the people's right to know, I readily admit I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter. But I didn't intend this piece to be a commercial for Bernie Sanders. It is my intent to make it a commercial for common sense and reality. And in my opinion - after following and doing extensive research on these two throughout their entire careers - if Black people, or the working class in general, are foolish enough to vote for the Clintons - and let there be no doubt about it, you'll be voting for both of them, because they're partners in crime - you'll be placing more confidence in these two conservative White folks than you are documented history, common sense, and your lying eyes. And if we do that, regardless to whatever dire consequences that Black people and the working class suffer as a result, we'll be getting exactly what we deserve.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-bernie-sanders-1963-chicago-arrest-20160219-story.html
BERNIE SANDERS FIGHTING LIKE HELL FOR BLACK PEOPLE
IN 1963
, WHILE HILLARY CLINTON WAS FIGHTING FOR
BARRY GOLDWATER, A MAN WHO PROMISED IF ELECTED
TO RESCIND THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT. 

Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

PEOPLE CAN CALL YOU WHATEVER THEY LIKE, BUT ONLY YOU CAN DEFINE YOUR WORTH - THE HOOD RAT .

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

PEOPLE CAN CALL YOU WHATEVER THEY LIKE, BUT ONLY YOU CAN DEFINE YOUR WORTH - THE HOOD RAT
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BORN IN WATTS,
GREW UP IN THE PUEBLO DEL RIO PROJECTS,
WENT TO FREMONT HIGH SCHOOL - AND WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING.

KNOWLEDGE MAKES A MAN
UNFIT TO BE A SLAVE -
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Early in life society labeled me a “hood rat.” I didn't like it at first, but what neither society, nor I, knew at the time was that they were doing me a tremendous favor, the very same kind of favor they did for Frederick Douglass when they labeled him a slave. The anger and humiliation that was heaped upon him had the impact of a slingshot; instead of holding him back, it only served to hurl him forward, and the label, hood rat, had the exact same impact on me.
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But I took a different tact than Douglass. While Douglass was determined to prove that he was nobody’s slave - and accomplished that mission with brilliant success - I fully embraced the term hood rat, because it's become my most fervent mission in life to rub it in their goddamn face.  I'll tell a bigot, “Yeah, I’m a hood rat. Now let’s discuss what that means regarding the relative value of you and I as individuals" - then it's show time.
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So at this point, I not only take great pride in being born in Watts and raised in the Pueblos, but when people try to imply or suggest their superiority by looking down on my background and calling me a mere hood rat, I say, thank you. And then I  begin to lick my chops, because I know their presumptuous condescension is coming next, and then that very “hood rat” mentality that they intend to denigrate is gonna kick in and drag their silly asses through the mud.
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You see, I’m not simply gonna sit back and allow a bigot to imply that he’s superior to me. The very background that he’s trying to look down upon is going to challenge him to prove that he’s superior, and I've made it a point my entire life to see to it that very few will be able to accomplish that - in fact, none of them have, because what they failed to realize is knowledge is free, so it's just as easily obtained in Watts as it is in Beverly Hills.

So what do I get out of this game?  I get a deep sense of satisfaction, and the opportunity  to educate the world, one bigot at a time, to the fact that they've created a monster; that the adversity that they've forced Black people to endure every day of our lives have cause us to develop an intellectual muscularity that they'll never be able to match. And there’s no satisfaction in the world more gratifying than looking into the eyes of a presumptuous bigot once he begins to recognize that he’s intellectually inferior to a “coon.” He begins to panic as he feels his delusions of grandeur begin to slip away, because  his entire sense of self-esteem is based upon the assumption that just being born White makes him special. So by busting that bubble, the impact on him is worse than if you stabbed him - and the best thing about it is, you don’t have to go to jail for it, and the idiot has to live with the wound forever. That’s why conservative bigots hate Barack Obama so intensely, because it’s clear that he has much more class, more intellect, and much more competence than they do, causing them to undergo a public, and transparent attack of cognitive dissonance. 
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So yes, I love bragging about being a hood rat, because hood rat means something different to me than it does to most people. It means Bird, it means Miles, Trane, Dexter Gordon, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Ella, Sarah, and Barack Obama. Because the hood is not just a place, it's a state of mind. Thus, being a credentialed hood rat means that you’ve obtained a PhD in adversity and managed to survive. In turn, that means that you’re in possession of a source of knowledge that can’t be obtained at any university or place of higher learning anywhere in the world.  So that kind of knowledge shouldn’t be looked upon with shame. It should be developed, and embraced with an air of distinction, a sense of accomplishment, and with great honor. 
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When I first met my woman she used to hate my bragging about being a hood rat. Then one night I sat down and wrote her the poem below to lay out my credentials. Now she loves it when I embrace who I am . . . The Hood Rat.
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Baby,
I’m sure you know that I love you.
You’re everything I need.
You fit the bill of all my desires,
a perfect match for all of my dreams.
From the moment I first laid eyes on you,
You were everything I craved -
that luscious vision
from across the tracks,
that delicate flower
beyond my blade.
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But what you ask is foreign to me.
You need something that I’m not.
You said, just tweak my nature a little bit,
and you’ll give everything you’ve got.
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But that "tweak" you need is who I am -
it’s my essence, can’t you see?
So how can you speak of loving my soul,
while denying the hood rat that makes me, me?
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While "hood rat" may seem trite to you,
it’s the very essence of my being.
So forget about what other’s say,
here’s what it means to me:
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I’ve been brutally dragged through the pits of hell,
yet, managed to survive,
well educated, and fully functional,
when I came out the other side.
I scrounged the lessons taught at Harvard -
because knowledge, I found, was free.
But they’ll never obtain the lessons I’ve learned -
or grasp my knowledge of adversity.
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While the "elite" may have heard a mournful Trane,
or Miles muted on a Summer night,
not in the context of hunger and pain,
or hopelessness, hatred, and blight.
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So while I've lived the life of a hood rat,
I’ve reaped a knowledge that money can't buy;
a knowledge passed on to my son and daughter,
which has greatly enhanced their lives.
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So I wouldn't change a thing about my life -
I’ve faced hell and passed the test.
I have a PhD in adversity, and
it's made me much more,
rather than less.
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So unlike the people at Harvard and Yale,
who try to buy intellectual clout,
they only listen to the genius of Miles and Trane,
while I'm who they’re playin' about.
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So when snobs try to slur me as "just a hood rat,"
I say, "thank you," and don’t take offense.
I take great pride in surviving the pits of Hell -
That’s what gives me my confidence.
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The Ivy League degrees of those of means
are only paper compared to mine;
they merely have a "receipt" for knowledge and learning,
while my knowledge is ETCHED within my mind.
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I can TEACH philosophy to Aristotle and Plato
with the adversity that I’ve endured,
and any snob who seeks to match my wit,
will come up short, and that’s for sure.
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Snobs walk about quoting Socrates and such,
due to their "education" they are prone;
but while they’re spewing the thoughts of various dead men,
I spend my time developing my own.
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We should never give the thoughts of ANY man,
priority over our own;
collect the facts and think for yourself, that’s where
Harvard and Yale has gone wrong.
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Thus, being seen as a hood rat has its advantages -
especially against racists of limited wit;
I simply quietly wait for their condescension,
then show ‘em that they ain’t shit.
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God made birds to fly and fish to swim,
but man to think, and that's the key.
So any man who claims to be my superior
will have to PROVE he can out-think me.
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Thus, knowledge is the key to set us free -
it doesn’t matter what the people say,
and there’s nothing more formidable than
a knowledgeable hood rat, and
that’s what you’re looking upon today.
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Yet, these are the things you want me to purge -
you want me to spurn the life I’ve led.
Well, I’m sorry, my love,
as much as I adore you,
the soul of a hood rat is my edge.
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Wattree
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Remember, street knowledge is exactly what Obama is using to drag the entire Republican Party through the mud. That's why they hate him so. They can't figure out what’s up with him. Have you noticed that he never argues with them? Regardless to what they say, he just smiles, like he's dealing with children. Watch him deal with Trump in the video below - and this is on the very same night that he got Osama Bin Laden using three helicopters, after Bush had spent trillions of dollars trying to get him. They didn't know it yet, but that's what he meant in the video by "What a week!" If Bush had gotten Osama Bin Laden, the Republicans would not only have still been bragging about it, but Bush’s image would be nearly completed on My Rushmore by now. But what did Obama do? He simply did what he was mandated to do, and then walked away.
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America is gonna to miss that man when he’s gone, and it’s gonna be hard to find another like him, because he didn’t get that kind of character and class from Harvard. He got it from having to survive the adversity of the Black experience.
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

IF BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON ARE NOT PROSECUTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT AMERICA IS LOST

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

IF BILL AND HILLARY CLINTON ARE NOT PROSECUTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT AMERICA IS LOST
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 The photo below clearly shows Bill Clinton blatantly, and arrogantly, violating the Voting Rights Act and illegally electioneering at a polling place in Massachusetts with complete impunity. There's currently a petition out with well over 100,000 signatures to investigate the Clintons in Arizona as well. Where the hell is the DNC?
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The entire nation should be raising holy hell over Bill and Hillary Clinton’s blatant violation and disrespect of the voting Rights Act. It was not only an unconscionable act of arrogance, but it was also a direct slap in the face to all those who died to get that law enacted. Thus, both Bill and Hillary should be prosecuted, and Hillary should not be allowed to benefit from such tactics and be forced to forfeit all delegates that she won employing these underhanded devices.
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The Clintons’ action in this matter is proof positive that they are dishonorable, they will do anything to be elected,  and they have absolutely no respect for Democratic traditions. They’re trying to turn the Democratic Party into Republican lite. That’s been their agenda for their entire career, and they’ve come very close to achieving their goal. They walk like liberals, they talk like liberals, but they always seem to leave conservative policies behind. Yet Black people are voting for Hillary in droves, even though they can't name ONE thing that the Clintons have ever done for them - other than spend more money on prisons to house Black people than on housing in the Black community. Go ahead - research it.
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And with regard to law and order, Massachusetts law is clear and unequivocal:
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"Within 150 feet of a polling place…no person shall solicit votes for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot question, to be voted on at the current election. No campaign material intended to influence the vote of a voter in the ongoing election, including campaign literature, buttons, signs, and ballot stickers, may be posted, exhibited, circulated, or distributed in the polling place, in the building where it is located, on the building walls, on the premises where the building stands, or within 150 feet of an entrance door to the building. ( 950 CMR 53.03(18); 54.04.22),)"  
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But in spite of that law - THE PEOPLE'S LAW - Bill Clinton feels so entitled and thinks the people are so stupid, that we can't recognize that he constitutes a walking billboard for Hillary Clinton. He also retards the vote by creating a distraction, his presidential entourage prevents people from getting into the polls, and it extends the time that voters have to wait in line - time that many voters don't have.  Didn't Bill Clinton know this,?  If he didn't, he has very poor judgment, If he did, what was his motive?  He wasn't voting, so why did he have to enter the polling site in the first place?  The answer is clear - to cheat, to circumvent the law, and to do whatever he had to do to get what he wanted. Haven't we had enough to these dishonest slicksters in office?  Aren't these exactly the kind of people we're trying to get OUT of office? Can you even imagine Barack Obama doing something like that?  Could you imagine Bernie Sanders doing something like that?  Absolutely not! And that's exactly why this nation can't be trusted in the hands of people like the Clintons. They lack character, they feel entitled, and they think that their interests - and the interests of their rich Wall St. cronies -  should be given priority over the interest of the average American.
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The DailyKos reported, ". . . the most serious charge leveled at Clinton’s March 1st Super-Tuesday antics is that he was blocking poor people from voting, in one of Massachusetts most distressed communities, where the median family income is $49,000, [which is] $110,000 less than the Massachusetts town where presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went to college, Wellesley.  Although electioneering within a polling place is a misdemeanor, interfering with voting rights is a state and federal civil rights violation and felony."
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Both Bill, and Hillary, should be prosecuted for conspiracy to violate the Voting Rights Act, and Hillary should be forced to forfeit all delegates that she received from that state - or ANY other state - where they’ve violated the law. We’ve had enough of Hillary and ‘Slick Willie’s’ corruption and sense of entitlement, and we've had enough of the Democratic Party turning a blind eye to it. The arrogant behavior of these two individuals, and the Democratic National Committee's corrupt and crony-like response to it is not what the Democratic Party is about. The Democratic Party has fought over the years to promote the interest of equality, not the special interest of  so-called "big-shots," and obviously, that's exactly what Bill and Hillary Clinton think they are. Their underhanded methods have the funk of the Republican Party all over them, and they have no place among Democrats. But there's a reason the Clintons are so Republican-like - Because that's what they are, Republicans in drag, who are trying to move the Democratic Party to the right.
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“New Democrats, also called Centrist Democrats, Clinton Democrats or Moderate Democrats, is an ideologically centrist faction within the Democratic Party that emerged after the victory of Republican George H. W. Bush in the 1988 presidential election.”  And we’re sick of them, because they are just as corrupt and crony-like as Republicans - in fact, they should be called Semicrats, or Republicrats.
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But, no, legitimate Democrats should not leave the party; that'll just divide the vote of like-minded people.  A better strategy would be to take a page from the Tea Party and get rid of all of the self-serving and corrupt people within the party who are not responsive to the people's point of view - and that’s including many of the Congressional Black Cronies who recently endorsed Hillary Clinton in spite of all of the suffering and damage the Clintons have done to the Black community.  It's past time for a good housecleaning, because many of these people have obviously been in office so long they’ve forgotten what being a true Democrat is all about - they’ve become Republicrats, or Semicrats.  We don’t need Republicrats fighting for corporate growth - thanks to Bill Clinton corporations are already rich; we need dedicated people in office who are going to fight for the people.
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When Bill Clinton signed NAFTA into law he told America that the expanded markets that it would provide would create millions of jobs for the American people; but instead, it created millions of opportunities for his billionaire cronies to take $18 an hour jobs away from Americans and send them out of the country to be performed for 68 cents an hour.
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And while Hillary Clinton is now trying to portray herself as a gladiator for the people, that has not been her history. Think about it. All Bill and Hillary have is name recognition. Go back into your data banks and come up with ONE thing that either Bill, or Hillary, has ever done for the average American. Again, they walk like liberals, talk like liberals, but they always manage to leave conservative policies behind.
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ProgressivePress.net reported, "During six years (1986 -1992) as a member of the Wal-Mart board of directors, Hillary Clinton remained silent as the world's largest retailer waged a major campaign against the labor unions seeking to represent store workers."  And the New Times reported that, "Mrs. Clinton’s six-year tenure as a director of Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest company, remains a little known chapter in her closely scrutinized career. And it is little known for a reason. Mrs. Clinton rarely, if ever, discusses it, leaving her board membership out of her speeches and off her campaign Web site."
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The New York Times went on to say, "Mrs. Clinton largely sat on the sidelines when it came to Wal-Mart and unions, board members said. Since its founding in 1962, Wal-Mart has fought unionization efforts at its stores and warehouses, employing hard-nosed tactics — like allegedly firing union supporters and spying on employees — that have become the subject of legal complaints against the company. A special team at Wal-Mart handled those activities, but Mr. Walton was vocal in his opposition to unions. Indeed, he appointed the lawyer who oversaw the company’s union monitoring, Mr. Tate, to the board, where he served with Mrs. Clinton. During their meetings and private conversations, Mrs. Clinton never voiced objections to Wal-Mart’s stance on unions, said Mr. Tate and John A. Cooper, another board member.'She was not an outspoken person on labor, because I think she was smart enough to know that if she favored labor, she was the only one,' Mr. Tate said. 'It would only lessen her own position on the board if she took that position..”
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Thus, when dealing with either Bill, or Hillary Clinton, dog whistling is a concept that the voting public would do well to become very familiar with, because it's the most formidable weapon in the Clinton political arsenal, and they both use it prolifically - they have to in order to play both ends against the middle. It allows them to say one thing to us, while sending an altogether different message to their corporate cronies at one and the same time.
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It has been reported that the Clinton's net worth is well over $100 million. They control the $2 billion Clinton Foundation, so they're comfortably entrenched in the very corporate culture that has the American people virtually enslaved. Even their daughter, Chelsea, is married to Marc Mezvinsky, an American investment banker, co-founder of hedge fund Eaglevale Partners, and was formerly an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. So the Clintons and Wall Street are, literally, in-laws.
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But now, Bill and Hillary have stepped over the line by blatantly flaunting the law, and with respect to the Voting Rights Act, a law that many Black people have died for. So if Liberals are going to reclaim their party, now's the time - we've got photographs, video evidence, and numerous witnesses of both the Clintons arrogantly flaunting the law. we've got to make both Bill, Hillary, and the DNC establishment answer for that - and we shouldn't let up until we get action.  If we don't, the Clintons are going to continue on their mission of redefining what it means to be a liberal - Rockefeller Republicrats - and worse in Hillary's case.
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As a mere child, Hillary Clinton was a staunch Republican.  She was so dedicated to the Republican cause that at 17 years old she went to work for Barry Goldwater, who pledged that if elected he would repeal Civil Rights Act. Then in college, she not only joined the "Young Republicans," but became their president. You don't outgrow that kind of dedication to a cause.  While many of Hillary's supporters insists that some people change, Hillary's record doesn't suggest that she's one of those people. Instead, it suggests that after Goldwater's brutal defeat, as an ambitious young lady of the sixties she saw which way the wind was blowing, and it wasn't blowing toward the GOP., but her conservative inclinations haven't changed a bit.
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While Margret Sanger's character has absolutely no bearing on either a woman's right to choose, are the Planned Parenthood organization, her name is often being bandied about for political reasons. Conservatives are trying to use her name to smear the concept of a woman's right to choose, due to the fact that Sanger was a well known proponent of negative eugenics (the termination of people deemed "unfit" to enhance humanity) and also since she helped to found Planned Parenthood.
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I'm in full concurrence with a woman's right to choose. I believe a woman should have full control over whether or not she should give birth to another human being.  After all, if men had to bear children we'd have an "ABORTION LINE" at Wal-Mart, and we all no it. So the abortion issue is clearly a sexist ploy to control women, and it's also designed to divide the electorate. Nevertheless, considering the Clinton administration's history with respect to racial issues in the past, I find Hillary's full-throated and enthusiastic embrace of Margaret Sanger's "vision" quite troubling.  Actually, as a Black man, I find most things about the Clintons troubling.
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THE CLINTON URBAN HOUSING PROGRAM: 
"HEY, WHY NOT JUST BUILD PRISONS INSTEAD?"
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"The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994H.R. 3355Pub.L. 103–322 is an Act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement; it became law in 1994. It is the largest crime bill in the history of the United States and consisted of 356 pages that provided for 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion in funding for prisons and $6.1 billion in funding for prevention programs, which were designed with significant input from experienced police officers . . .
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"One of the more controversial provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act overturned a section of the Higher Education Act of 1965 permitting prison inmates to receive a Pell Grant for higher education while they were incarcerated. The amendment is as follows:

"The VCCLEA effectively eliminated the ability of lower-income prison inmates to receive college educations during their term of imprisonment, thus ensuring the education level of most inmates remains unimproved over the period of their incarceration."
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Crime_Control_and_Law_Enforcement_Act#Community_Oriented_Policing_Services
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BLACK PEOPLE, WE ARE RENOWN FOR CUTTING OUR OWN THROATS BY FAILING TO EDUCATE OURSELVES, AND VOTING ON INSTINCT AND NAME RECOGNITION ALONE.  WE DID THAT WITH THE CLINTONS ONCE BEFORE, AND WE PAID FOR IT SEVERELY.   LET'S NOT MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE AGAIN, BECAUSE WE MAY NOT GET ANOTHER CHANCE. THE DEMOGRAPHICS ARE TURNING AGAINST THE 1 %ERS IN A DRASTIC WAY, SO IF THEY GAIN CONTROL OVER GOVERNMENT AGAIN, THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO GIVE IT BACK.  SO WAKE UP, BLACK PEOPLE.
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Princeton Study Says U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy
http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/01/princeton-study-u-s-no-longer-an-actual-democracy/

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HILLARY CLINTON LYING FOR 13 MINUTES STRAIGHT
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Eric L. Wattree
http://wattree.blogspot.com/
Ewattree@Gmail.com
Citizens Against Reckless Middle-Class Abuse (CARMA)
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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