You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can't say “nigger”—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites.
And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”
~Republican Strategist Lee Atwater a.k.a. Reagan’s & Bush One’s Brain…
America’s last stimulus package that worked was slavery. You see with slavery the government made money without spending it. They didn’t have to worry about unions and wages because slavery is well slavery. Overhead was low and returns were lucrative. As a matter of fact that’s how they built the Capitol City (Washington, D.C.) and Wall Street as well as the foundation of this nation’s once mighty infrastructure. As a matter of fact many of the companies currently suffering economic turmoil and uncertainty on Wall Street were started by seed money from the good ole days of slavery. The true stimulus of slavery was the crack of the whip of the massa and the overseer. That really got the economy productive along with the I-Pod invention of that time, the cotton gin.
And like all good things it eventually came to an end. The country was in deep economic, political and spiritual crisis when it happened. Although the inevitable was postponed due to the terribly unengaged, lackluster, non accounting and unreliable presidential administration of Pres. James Buchanan (sounds familiar???), it only made things worse once things finally came to pass. During this crisis arose another tall lanky articulate man from the state of Illinois who led the country or rather what was left of it. He inherited a mess of epic proportions and was put in office in a very partisan and lopsided manner without winning much of the southern U.S. much like his future successor. Slavery was an institution much like the many current capitalist pyramid scheme schmucks catching karmic hell deemed too big to fail!!! And fell it did along with almost one million fellow Americans in the most expensive family feud in American History.
Slavery for America was the ultimate stimulus package because you didn’t have to pay the workers any compensation for their labor and efforts. You didn’t have to worry about slave unions. The only thing that was compensation was some vittles and a log cabin or two. Other than that those slaves were good to go. Work them 20 hours a day while the Massa and the Mrs. drink that good tyme lemonade in the shade. Just imagine White folks living like they were Wall St. execs with bonuses: every year was a good year for those who could afford it yessuh!!!
And ironically years later they’ll call you (if you are Negro, Nigra, Colored, Nigger, Nigga, Black etc.,) lazy for wanting some benefits and money for your ancestors’ troubles. How about 40 acres and the mule or 40 boxes of Similac and a Cadillac Coupe De Ville???
This country is sick…It’s no wonder why we consume more drugs and alcohol than any place in the world…Denial & Dysfunctionality know no boundaries…Tis no wonder why we are the mess in we are in. If We The People refuse to acknowledge past atrocities in the rise of this nation’s dominance and prominence then the U.S. and its progeny must believe that they are infallible, meaning that they cannot do no wrong and that GOD no matter how foul or scandalous you treat his people will continue to bless them and their seeds bountifully and with impunity.
America seems to produce the best and rarest of fools indeed. All wells and even dry wit eventually run dry. What we need now more than ever is common sense and these days it is not so common.
In this country people mistake soft porn for hard news. Wake up and stop sipping the Jim Jones made Kool-Aid, eating the Jeffrey Dahmer produced chocolates and John Wayne Gacey’s chicken and gravy biscuit sandwiches…Understand what is happening here…We are heading for Civil War 2.0 boys and girls!!!
This is the time when the culture wars evolve into The Class War To End All Class Wars. Just like the Korean War, the War Between the States never ended: a cease fire of sorts was declared. If you know anything about the horrors and terrors suffered by Black folks during the Reconstruction period which in my opinion officially ended never then the first point needs no further elaboration.
The claims by many historians and revisionists of the first American Civil War is that the war was initially fought for the respect of states’ rights and that Confederate sympathizers believed and believe now that it is up to the individual state governments and not the federal government to determine how their respective states would treat the stimulus package issue of the day which was slavery. Remember the future swing state of Misery I mean Missouri was key in determining the path to war and Obama’s Mama’s home state Kansas bled like an overflowing blood bank on the issue of the slavery stimulus being incorporated into its territory as well…
You would never hear Schwarzenegger the Gubernator offering or forcing furloughs on to prisoners of his state as he is currently trying to do to state employees…
We are more China West than we are this Republic for which it stands…
However, I would reason that the reason why we are having many of our economic woes is the so called good old days of the Clinton Administration where everything it seems was hands off unless it concerned interns. Below the belt in more ways than one my bad. But seriously the Wizard of Oz I mean Alan Greenspan at that time Chairman of the Federal Reserve you know the fiscal coward that writes books and waxes fiscally poetic about how things would have been different if everyone practiced ethics in their business and political dealings and were true public servants of The People has the nerve to be curiously absent during these harsh economic times. Here is a guy in my estimation whose decisions has caused way more damage than 100 Bernie Madoff Ponzi Schemes. Even A-Fraud I mean A-Rod has shown more remorse for ruining his reputation than Mr. Federal Reserve has shown for ruining untold 100s of millions of lives as well as helping to increase our debt levels into the trillions of dollars for future generations.
What is the true function of the Federal Reserve and how can something be called federal when it is controlled by international banking interests???
Also let us not forget the moment that America economy became a fulltime crack whore when the NAFTA agreement was fulfilled during guess what the good ole days of the Clinton Administration. Ole Billy Clint has done a psychological hit job on the collective Black American psyche. There are Negroes who are still afraid to read Ossie Davis’ eulogy of Malcolm X and yet these fools are more than willing to let Old Massa Clinton sleep in their bed and with their womens no Sally Hemmings in their overpriced Harlem tenements with Charlie ‘Mr. Pringles’ Rangel as their landlord no Bookman from Good Times.
Yes happy days are here again!!!
The Outraged Negro
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