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
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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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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

OKAY BLACK PEOPLE, LET'S ALL COME TOGETHER AND CUT OUR OWN THROATS - IT'S THE BLACK THING TO DO

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

OKAY BLACK PEOPLE,
LET'S REFUSE TO OPEN A HISTORY BOOK,
SPIT IN MARTIN LUTHER KING'S FACE,
AND ALL COME TOGETHER AND CUT OUR OWN THROATS.
IT'S THE BLACK THING TO DO - WE OWE IT TO OUR FORMER SLAVE MASTERS.
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Brothers and sisters, let's get real for a moment here, because it's extremely important to our future. It's very likely that the next President of the United States is going to be determined by what the Black community does during the current primaries. But by the way things are currently playing out, it's beginning to look like the Black community is about to make the most tragic mistake in our entire history. While we've made mistakes before, this one could literally destroy our community, and our children's future.
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SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS
THIS MAN, is an American hero.  For those of you who haven't taken the time to become familiar with him, his name is Bernie Sanders, and he's been fighting for the rights and dignity of Black people all of his life. He was engaged in the struggle for human dignity before many of you were born. In my recent article, Why Do I Support Bernie Sanders, I pointed out the following:
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"Bernie Sanders first captured both my attention, and admiration, because he's a fighter, and his life is symbolic of the American struggle itself. Prior to the founding of this nation, America was a hopeless underdog, yet, it faced-down the mighty forces of England based on principle alone, and Bernie Sander’s entire life has been perfectly representative of that kind of courage. All of his life he’s been an underdog, yet he’s never given up on or wavered from the one solitary pursuit that has defined his existence - the fight for the freedom, justice, and equality that was guaranteed us all by the United States constitution. In spite of the fact that he’s been shunned, dismissed, and laughed at as being impractical and living with his head in the clouds, he’s managed to maintain the courage, dignity, and fortitude to face-down the mighty in the name of justice.
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BERNIE SANDERS FIGHTING LIKE A MAD MAN
FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN 1963
"In the past Bernie’s been content to fight this battle alone, but now, for the first time in his life, and from seemingly out of nowhere, he’s gained a tsunami of grassroots support from an America that's aching for a change, yearning for justice, and feeling a fierce affinity for this little guy who refused to give up. That’s why Bernie supporters are so passionate, because we all want to feel like there’s a little bit of Bernie in us as well, and that we too have the courage and tenacity to stand firm in the face of impossible odds. So to us, this is much more than just a political campaign; we’re Bernie’s cavalry, and this is a crusade, for good over evil."
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On the other hand, 1964 Hillary Clinton was working for Barry Goldwater who pledged to abolish the Civil Rights Act if elected. And in college she not only joined, but became the PRESIDENT, of The Young Republicans.
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Bill Called Trump Just Weeks Before Trump Entered
The Race and told Trump, he “was striking a chord with
frustrated conservatives and was a rising force on the right.”
Thereafter, she married the man who later created the prison industrial complex, and was DIRECTLY responsible for the mass incarceration of Black people. And if that wasn’t enough, the prison industrial complex became one of Hillary’s biggest contributors. And how’s this for gall?  Now that the Clintons are trying to get BACK into the White House, Bill went before the NAACP and tried to apologize for creating the prison industrial complex in the first place.
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But wait, there’s more. When Hillary was running against Barack Obama in 2008, while trying to get Ted Kennedy's support for Hillary, Bill told Kennedy,  “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags.”  Those are not the words of a man who has either any respect, or regard, for Black people; those are the words of a slick White, Sothern politician behind closed doors, and that's exactly what Bill is. 
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BILL CLINTON ENJOYING A CASUAL GAME OF GOLF
WITH DONALD TRUMP
And then finally, in addition to all that, and much more, there's strong evidence that Hillary Clinton tried to ‘dog-whistle’ the assassination of Barack Obama when she began losing to him in 2008. That should be the main topic of discussion during this primary, but it was such an horrific and unconscionable act that people don't even want to try to wrap their heads around it. But view the link and video below and then ask yourself what you think.
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DID HILLARY CLINTON TRY TO 'DOG-WHISTLE' BARACK OBAMA'S ASSASSINATION?


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SO TELL ME - WHY ARE SO MANY BLACK PEOPLE SUPPORTING SUCH A WOMAN!!!?
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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, February 27, 2016

A MESSAGE TO BERNIE: DO NOT TRUST CORNEL WEST - HE'S A JUDAS GOAT

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

Is Cornel West A Judas Goat - When Was The Last Time You Heard Him Attack A Conservative Republican?
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Bernie, as you know, during the 1960s J. Edgar Hoover disrupted the Civil Rights movement by using provocateurs to infiltrate the various civil rights groups and disrupt their activities. The operation was called "Cointelpro." One tactic that was used was to have loud and disruptive Judas goat "super-militants" join the groups and divide the membership by accusing the groups' leadership of being weak, or "Uncle Toms." That seems to be the very tactic that Cornel West has been using very effectively every since the 2000 election where he was very effective in helping to get George W. Bush elected.
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In my previous article, The "Black Prophetic" Mouth of Cornel West is At It Again - And As Usual, Just In Time To Sabotage Democrats In The Upcoming Election, I pointed out the following:
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After Ralph Nader was rejected for the 2000 presidential nomination by the Democratic voters, instead of acknowledging his rejection and falling into line to help defeat the Republicans, Nader went into a petulant snit and ran as a third party candidate. It was clear that he purposely ran as a third party candidate with the mean-spirited intent of sabotaging the Democratic effort, because third parties never win; the only purpose that third parties ever serve is to help elect the people that you like least, because they divide the vote of like-minded people.
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Cornel West joined Nader in this foolish - or treacherous, you make the determination - campaign, and as a result, George W. Bush won the election over Al Gore by winning Florida by a mere 537 votes. The Nader/West coalition peeled off 97,488 votes from Gore in Florida alone. So when I say that Cornel West is more than a little responsible for George W. Bush becoming President of the United States, and thus, your current economic condition, don’t take my word for it – you do the math.

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Most people, if they were sincere, would look at the disastrous results of their activities and be devastated. After all, causing Bush to be elected was the worst possible outcome for everything West is SUPPOSE to represent. So most people would conclude that they had made a grave error, and that they would never do anything to divide the progressive vote again. But not Cornel West, he teamed up with Ralph Nader yet again in the 2012 election against Obama, and tried do the very same thing that they'd done in the 2000 election that resulted in Bush's presidency. The only thing that stopped them was, this time the people weren’t buying it.
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So yes, in September of 2011 Ralph Nader and Cornel West teamed up to try to sabotage the Democratic Party yet again. They canvassed the country for Democratic opponents to challenge Obama in the primaries. According to Nader, "Without debates by challengers inside the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries, the liberal/majoritarian agenda will be muted and ignored." And he goes on to say, "The one-man Democratic primaries will be dull, repetitive, and draining of both voter enthusiasm and real bright lines between the two parties that excite voters." What he failed to say, however, was it kept the liberal voice solid and united. So if Nader and West had been successful, they would have divided the Democratic Party just enough for Mitt Romney to squeak out a victory, and the nation would now be under conservative leadership. Now, just take a moment and think about what life would have been like for poor people then - especially poor Black people.  But did the illustrious Cornel "I love My People" West care about that?  Not a bit.
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Proof That The Ralph Nader/Cornel West Coalition Purposely Helped Bush Become President
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Outside Magazine, August 2000:
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If California tips Green enough, Bush could win the state and the whole damn election. Which, Nader confided to Outside in June, wouldn't be so bad. When asked if someone put a gun to his head and told him to vote for either Gore or Bush, which he would choose, Nader answered without hesitation: "Bush." Not that he actually thinks the man he calls "Bush Inc." deserves to be elected: "He'll do whatever industry wants done." The rumpled crusader clearly prefers to sink his righteous teeth into Al Gore, ... [and] concludes with the sotto voce realpolitik of a ward heeler: "If you want the parties to diverge from one another, have Bush win."
(http://www.hereinstead.com/QUOTATIONS-FROM-RALPH-NADER.htm)
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Yet, there’s still room to give West the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he’s just politically naive and has more passion than he does common sense. One could say that, I guess, but over the years, too many issues have popped up where West’s position just HAPPENS to coincide with what’s in the best interest of conservatives and the Republican Party - his close association with Tavis Smiley, for example. Smiley just HAPPENS to be the biggest corporate shill in the Black community, and his closest business association is with ALEC-connected Walmart, the biggest abuser of the working poor in America. Now is that the kind of association that you would expect from someone who claims to "love" the poor and minorities? I don’t think so.
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So Cornel West is a man who should be watched very closely. Another clear demonstration of just how untrustworthy, disingenuous, and wishy-washy West can be is how he tried to revise history after Barack Obama won the 2008 election. When Barack Obama won the Presidency and didn’t roll out the red carpet to the White House for West, he tried to frame the situation in a way that made Obama look like an ingrate. He complained that after he went out campaigning for Obama, he couldn’t even get a returned phone call from the newly elected Obama. But he failed to point out what a fool he acted on Tavis Smiley’s "State of Black America" broadcast on the very day that Obama threw his hat in the ring to run for President. He all but flat-out alleged that Obama couldn’t be trusted. He even asked Obama, "Where’s your money coming from?" But in spite of that, when it became clear that Obama could actually win, only THEN did Cornel West jump the fence on Tavis Smiley and started campaigning for Obama.
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So the question is, why would West campaign for someone that he insisted couldn’t be trusted, in the first place? The answer is very simple - Cornel is "Have Mouth, Will Travel." He jumps onboard whatever train he thinks is going his way. At the time that the video below was shot, West benefitted from the exposure that he could gain from Tavis Smiley, and since it was assumed that Hillary Clinton was going to win the election, West had everything to gain by slamming Obama for not coming to kiss Tavis' ring on Tavis' dog-n-pony show. But again, when it became clear that Obama just might win, West jumped the fence on Tavis Smiley and started grinning in Obama's face - and without a bit of shame.
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So, what incentive does a high-profile Black man have to turn on his own people and play this Judas Goat role?
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RAYNARD JACKSON
In his article, "My Republican Party has Abandoned Me," Black Republican activist, Raynard Jackson, says the following:
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"For many years, I have approached the party and its supporters about underwriting programs to bring together Blacks who are Republican or lean Republican so we can weave them into every facet of the party structure. The answer is always, No! But, twice this year some of these same people have approached me about funding for some election year tricks that they (White Republicans) have conjured up and simply need a Black face to execute the plan. On these two separate occasions, these funders were willing to spend upwards of $20 million to have me organize a national campaign to identify Blacks who would be critical of President Obama." (http://www.freedomsjournal.net/2012/10/31/my-republican-party-has-abandoned-me/).
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Now, I want to make it clear that I have no evidence whatsoever that West is being paid by the GOP,  but with that kind of money up for grabs, everybody bears scrutiny. And in that regard, consider the following. First, Cornel West helped Bush get elected in the 2000 election, which led to Black misery - at least, additional Black misery - and then he scurried back into his ivory tower to command $30,000 a speech to DISCUSS Black misery. Then later, he rode all across the country on a bus professing to love poor minorities, while sitting next to a man (Tavis Smiley) who was involved in a scam that caused 30,000 poor minorities to lose their homes and life savings in what the Justice Department says was the second largest housing discrimination case in the history of this country. Now, he’s telling us that Black misery is Obama's fault!!!? A person would have to be a fool to believe that, but obviously, there's plenty of them out there.
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Now, anyone who owns a radio or television set knows that Cornel West went to Ferguson, specifically, to get a photo op of himself being arrested, and to publicize the fact that he has a new book out - I’m surprised he didn’t have a copy of it to show the cameras at the arrest site. West seemed to have deep passion for the underclass there in Ferguson, but it didn’t prevent him from waiting until his book came out to join the protest.
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What many people fail to realize is that Cornel West is the consummate opportunist. Again, West showed great passion in Ferguson, but that’s because he has a new book out and there’s an election coming up, so the Ferguson arrest gives him more television time to sell his book and slam the Democrats before the election. He and Tavis Smiley used the EXACT same tactic just before the 2012 election when he and Tavis Smiley went out on their "Poverty Tour." But after the election, and after they had sold all the books they could sell, they essentially dropped off the radar. That's their method of operation - they just do "drive-bys" to pickup photo ops, and to stir up dissension in the community. That helps the GOP, and Tavis' sponsor, Wal-Mart - the only thing that keeps Tavis' head above water, likes that.
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Scott Collins of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "The sluggish economy and reduced corporate spending have threatened the show's viability. But luckily for Smiley, Wal-Mart, a longtime sponsor, stepped up again, this time with a three-year commitment."
(http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/12/entertainment/la-et-st-tavis-smiley-pbs-20131212)
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That explains why, their "love for the poor" notwithstanding, Tavis Smiley and Cornel West were nowhere to be found during the Wal-Mart demonstrations that were being held all across the country - and that was in spit of the fact that one of the demonstrations was being held right down the street from Smiley’s office. They didn't even so much as bother to send a postcard of support.
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Days before the demonstrations, I even challenged them to come and speak-out against Wal-Mart’s abuse of the working poor, and then PREDICTED that they weren’t going to show up. I knew they weren’t going to show up because they were both benefitting from Wal-Mart. So while Cornel West may claim to "love" the poor and downtrodden, there are very specific limits to that love.
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Now, with a very important election coming up that’s going to determine who’s going to control the United States Senate, West just happened to see fit to publicly  announce that he didn’t vote in 2012. Is he serious!!!? Doesn’t he realize how many people died for our right to vote? He claims to love the poor, but he would rather NOT vote than to vote against the people who would rather shutdown the government than to provide jobs, affordable healthcare, extended unemployment insurance, and food stamps for the poor? And he claims to hate killing and war, yet, he would rather NOT vote than to vote against the people who lied to go to war, and then killed over a million people in Iraq? Such a position strains the limits of credulity.
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Doesn’t West have the intelligence to realize that there is no such thing as not voting, and that failing to vote for one side is a vote for the other? I think he does - I think he understands that fact very well - that’s why he publicized it, to influence his followers to follow suit - which again, benefits the GOP. There are two ways for the GOP to win an election, by either getting MORE Republicans to vote, or getting more Democrats NOT to vote - and that’s EXACTLY what Cornel West has been doing EVERY election since he helped to get George W. Bush elected - dividing the Democratic vote. It’s happening so often, and so consistently, it’s beginning to look like it's his assigned role.
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So one of two things have to be at work here - either West knows exactly what he’s doing and is scamming the people, or he’s the dumbest so-called intellectual that the Black community has ever produced. But either way, he’s not a person that anyone with sense would want to listen to.
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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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