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Saturday, June 27, 2015

So Much Things to Say


"So Much Things To Say"


Ooh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Ooh yeah, yeah!
They (I've) got so much things to say right now;
They (I've) got so much things to say.
They (I've) got so much things to say right now;
They (I've) got so much things to say.

Eh! But I'll never forget no way: they crucified Je-sus Christ;
I'll never forget no way: they stole Marcus Garvey for rights.
All he did was tell black people that their destiny they should rule.
And tell them to learn their history and don't let nuh baddy tun dem inna fool.
I cyaah eva forget dat day
When deh di murda MLK
Oo-ooh!
I'll never forget no way: they turned their back on Paul Bogle.
Hey-ey!
So don't you forget (no way) your youth,
So listen to mi when I tell you di truth
About who you are and where you stand in the struggle.

They (I've) got so very, so very, so very, so very, so very, so very,
so very, so very, so very, so very, so very -
everything they say - so much to say.
They (I've) got so much things to say, so much things to say.

I'n'I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
But spiritual wickedness in 'igh and low places.
So while they fight you down,
Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.
'Cos I'n'I no expect to be justified
by the laws of men - by the laws of men.
Oh, true they have found me guilty,
But through - through Jah proved my innocency.

Oh, when the rain fall, fall, fall now,
It don't fall on one man's housetop. Remember that:
When the rain fall,
It don't fall on one man's housetop.

They (I'm) singin': so very much, so very much, oh so very much,
so very, very -
They (I've) got so much things to say right now;
yeah, they (I've) got so much things to say.

Hey, but I'n'I - I'n'I nah come to fight flesh and blood,
But spiritual wickedness in 'igh and low places.
So while, so while, so while they fight you down,
Stand firm and give Jah thanks and praises.
I'n'I no expect to be justified
by the laws of men - by the laws of men.
Oh, hey through Jah to prove my innocency,
I told you the wicked think they found me guilty.

They (I've) got la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la;
la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la;
la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la;
la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
- they "la" very much all the time.
America, lie, lie, lie all di time 

So much things to say, rumour about,
they got so much without humour,
they don't know what they're doin', yeah. 

Writer(s): Rita Anderson Marley, Bob Marley
Copyright: Cayman Music, Odnil Music Ltd., Blackwell Fuller Music Publishing LLC, Fifty Six Hope Road Music Ltd.
 

If you have been following my blog post, you know my writing style already. I almost always use song and verse to emphasize or accentuate a point. The above song, as you can see, was written by Rita and Bob Marley. This song is almost perfect but I added some words that I highlighted to show that I have SO much to say after the couple weeks that I was unable to write because I was so busy with my job. 
You know, I didn't cuss before in my writing or otherwise, but some people and situations have changed me. I thought that being a nice little girl would get me a reward, but all it has done was bring me heartache, and give people the right to abuse, ill treat, violate and bully me. Then I woke up out of my daze, and said that I'm tired of this bullshit. But more about that in my other post. 
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Enough about me....It's time now to honor the nine people who were died or were slaughtered like animals in Charleston, South Carolina's Emanuel AME Church. But they weren't the animals, the one who killed them was the animal. This animal called Dylan Roof took the lives of nine people after they accepted and welcomed him. After watching CNN, I found out that Dylan Roof started his journey of racial bigotry and hatred after seeing the George Zimmerman trial. This man killed Trayvon Martin, who was an unarmed teenager because he felt "threatened." And I am led to believe that he did this because of Martin's skin tone since he had no weapon to justify his feelings of being threatened. 

George Zimmerman, got away with murder...surprise, surprise. Trayvon's mother expresses her feelings in this article. But interestingly, Zimmerman's acquittal influenced Dylan Roof to go his twisted, morbid journey of hatred for black people after this acquittal, as was reported on CNN. I just wanted to make a note of this fact to show that institutionalized racism (which some people might call covert or subtle racism) is connected to overt racism. President Obama said in WTF podcast  something that I clearly disagree with. I'm going to paraphrase here. He said something to the effect that the conversation pertaining to race relations need not focus on determining whether or not using "Nigger" in public is polite or impolite, it is actually systemic or institutionalized racism (which he referred to as subtle racism). He also said that "covert racism" is on the rise. You can hear the podcast for yourself right here. He also mentioned this in his Eulogy to State Senator Pinckney, that you can read about right here.

I beg to differ with that statement Mr. President. You see, I'm of the believe that covert and overt racism is inextricably linked. That means that one cannot exist without the other. This also means that you can't focus on one type of racism at the expense of the other. BOTH types of racism need to be dealt with! When institutionalized racism made it okay for people to murder unarmed teenagers and for police men to do the same thing to people of color then overtly racist bigots like Dylan Roof are given the permission to do the same. It subconsciously and unconsciously gives them the permission to do so. I KNEW that all of the instances of police brutality against African Americans would lead up to this.

I'm of the opinion that although there are well thinking Caucasians living in America, who are not racist, the number is far too few. This is because the institutionalized nature of racism have allowed a majority of Caucasians living in America to racial biases, even if they are on the subconscious and unconscious levels. That was what Dr. Cress-Welsing was trying to say on the Phil Donahue Show that I talked about in my previous post. Racism is deeply embedded within the consciousness of the American people. Even people of color are taught to hate and be racially prejudiced against themselves, and they learn the lesson very well. They learn that if they have this attitude then they will get a reward for being this way.They and Caucasians learn this when they see and pick up various symbols around them that show that whites are superior blacks when they mentally process the institutionalized nature of racism in their country. Sometimes they don't have to pick up these symbols. The systemic racism present in the American society bombards the American citizens with these symbols and images. 

I have far too many things to say about institutionalized racism in America. In fact, it is getting so bad that America is not only rivaling apartheid South Africa, but it is also surpassing it. I mentioned educational apartheid in a previous post, but there is also economic apartheid in America. I will be quoting from one of the well thinking, non-racist Caucasians living in America. His name is Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist. He said this in his article entitled, "When Whites Just Don't Get It" :
The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6, 314, compared to $110, 500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times).

Interestingly, Dylan Roof was pictured with a jacket having the old South African flag, which everyone was a symbol of racial division and oppression. But, yet, we don't see South Africa flying that flag and rubbing it up in people's faces! But here is America, once again showing up its grand hypocrisy flying the Confederate flag on the grounds of government building when it had the nerve to point fingers in the South African government's face. And it took the massacre of nine black people to bring it down. 

I told you that I'm in the habit of watching CNN while doing my writing and I found out that there are people who are still bent...hell bent...on keeping the flag. One such person is Pat Hines, who is the head of the Confederation of the Southern League, said that the Confederate flag, the same flag that was one Dylan Roof's license plate along with others, represents "southern pride." Wow! I've never heard a biggest load of shit in my life! Southern pride! Southern pride! Southern pride, my ass! That's like Nazi Germany showing their pride for killing millions of Jews during the holocaust by flying the swastika on its government grounds in people's faces! They're proud of a flag that was used by the Confederate Army during the Civil War to signify that the South wanted to secede from the rest of the Union, and perpetuate slavery! That's something that you need to be ashamed of...not proud of! Slavery brutalized, ill treated, and killed millions of people just like the holocaust so don't even get things twisted!

Then America had the nerve to condemn Nazi Germany when it supports people that think like Hines by allowing his flag to be flown and not dealing with terrorist groups such as the Neo Nazis, the Arayan Army and the KKK that attack Jews, blacks, and other people that they think that they're not Caucasian! And if you're a black Jew, you're fucked...you're really fucked...because everybody wants to destroy your ass!

It turns out that Pat Hines is not the only person that wants to keep the Confederate flag up on government grounds in South Carolina (which by the way, racist supremacist groups such as the KKK, Neo Nazis, and the Arayan Army love very much) but the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). This is also a white supremacist group, but it doesn't uses extreme methods to show its racism like the Klan, for instance. It's what some would call "subtle racism" like President Obama. But, you know, the covert racism of the CCC inspired Dylan Roof to write his racist and hateful manifesto, which is discussed here. So, you can see, once again, that link between covert and overt racism. 

The CCC does not believe in the mixing of races, as it explains on its website in its Statement of Principles. All you need to do is look at point number two. The site talks a lot about black-on-white crime, but black-on-black crime, which happens very frequently, especially in urban areas such as Chicago, New York, and Baltimore; and the white-on-black killings, which has happened repeatedly in previous weeks by persons in uniform leading up to Dylan Roof's killing. Oh, how convenient for them to leave ALL of that out! They had some members in 2000 who protested the move of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse . I also found out something about when this flag was hoisted up in front of the South Carolina statehouse. I found out from the trusted news agency, CNN, that...uhmm...hmmm...uhmmm...it was put there DURING the Civil Rights Movement in the early sixties! Ohh! That's right! So when they hoisted up the flag on the grounds of South Carolina's statehouse during the Civil Rights Movement then that was America's way of saying to God, "Fuck you, God and fuck your dream for racial equality, too!" Oh do you remember that in a previous post? Did you remember that one! 

I found out that while I was doing research for a writing assignment of mine that God actually responded to that, and some of the journalist help to echo what He was saying, " No, fuck you America! And fuck your American Dream, too!" You know, God can move in mysterious (or mischievous) ways, He is performing wondrous works. I'm saying this because I wasn't even expecting to find this much information to verify that God did say this return to these defiantly racist assholes! I found these AFTER I wrote the blog post, Say Bye to American Pie, where I talked about the death of the American Dream NOT before!

I would like to direct your attention to Joseph Stiglitz's "Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%" in Vanity Fair, Kelli Goff's "The American Dream is Dead and Good Riddance," in the Daily Beast, Cameron Smith's "Keeping the American Dream alive is your Responsibility and Mine" on Alabama.com,  Carol Morello's, Peyton Craighill's, and Scott Clement's "More People Express Uncertainty in Chance to Achieve the American Dream" in Washington Post, Stewart Lansley's "The Hourglass Society" LA Review of Books and this one is very funny, Grinnell College's  The B & S, (yes, it's called B &S but it ain't no bullshit because what they're saying cloaked in all of that humor is the truth), a satirical magazine wrote "American Dream Found Dead, Foul Play Suspected." 

You know, there's plenty where that came from but I didn't want to overwhelm you with all of the evidence right way to show that the American Dream is either being threatened, on life support, or totally dead. I will show more of the evidence when I'm talking about racial inequality in economics and link that to the shrinking middle class in America. You might not think that racial inequality affects everyone in America. Oh you might think that that's inconsequential to people who are Caucasian, you couldn't be more wrong about that! For one, racial inequalities and disparities embarrass America, and makes it look like a big, fat lying two-faced hypocrite!

Some might be saying this, "They're taking down the flag, stop being so hard on them, Jodi-Ann!" Yes, that's right. Yeah, I mean it LOOKS like America is finally making a change. But I said the same thing when it voted in Barack Obama twice in the elections, but the systemic racism remained. I'm sure that people during the Civil Rights Movement said the same thing, especially when the American government took steps to desegregate the South. But segregation STILL exists and persists...even in twenti-first century America!

I will like to tell you all a little more information about that CCC group. I found out that that same group is considered to be a non-profit by the IRS. That means it doesn't pay taxes to the US government,and it is subsidized by the taxes of American citizens. This same "'social welfare group'" have been known to donate a significant amount of money to Republican candidates. I even saw on CNN that their spokesman say their role is to advocate for "white rights."

 And speaking of rights, I notice that gays in ALL 50 states got their right to marry. I knew that the gays will get their rights before black people. Everybody else always does! The fact of the matter is whether you're gay or straight in America, if you're black, you're fucked! I knew that the gays would get fi dem rights before black people! It nuh surprise me! I also heard on CNN that the American public is more accepting of same sex marriage than interracial marriage. After studying a racist ass country like America for a considerable period of time, I'm not surprised at all by that fact.

I wonda when black people in America will eva get fi dem rights? (Silence except the sound of  crickets...crickets...and more crickets). Eh? What happen? Onnu naah answa me? Well, Father God soon teach yuh just like how Him teach me that civil rights, or equal opportunities and rights for black people, is NOT the same as gay rights.

Wi inna Jamdown nuh nuff an extra like America but we contribute things to di international community, too. We were the first country to speak against apartheid in South Africa. We were the first ones to recognize that it was inhumane. Then countries like America decided to jump on the motherfucking bandwagon! Probably dem did do it 'cause dem nevah want fi look bad. Everybody did know seh deh racist already yuh nuh! But dem di a pretend fi support racial equality! But dem nuh support dat! Dem a big time hyprocrite!

Yeah dem seh dem a advocate fi white people rights. Dem nuh haffi waste nuh time advocate. Fi dem ting done set already! Di ting and di system (or di shitstem) set up fi dem already. But black people advocate and shout "Hands up, don't shout!", "I can't breathe" and "Black lives matter" till dem throat dry and hoarse, and all now no racial equality!

Di most black people can expect is fi si one tired, old flag come down off a one pole! Yes, that flag has a lot of significance, and it SHOULD and MUST come down! But that's not enough, as the well-thinking, non-racist Caucasian New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristoff said in his article, "Tearing Down the Confederate Flag is Just a Start"  .You know, I can't help but think what would stop the Confederate flag from going up back again on the grounds of South Carolina's if the forces that influence institutionalized racism are not confronted and dealt with? Nobody stopped the resegregation of the South. And let mi tell yuh someting: it's not just di South dat segregated. The North is segregated, too.

I was on a J1 visa working ONLY in the Summer in the northern state of New Jersey. And God know mi only do dat cause mi couldn't do nuh betta (and dat's why many West Indians work in America, but dem can do betta, dem hurry up and bolt outta fasta dan Usain!). Mi did only work up deh cause mi did waah fi help pay mi college tuition. I notice that at the place that I was working the only white woman there was acting like she was more superior to the rest of non-whites even though she was on the same level as the rest of us...no surprises there! If you know me by now, you know that I wasn't going to take that shit, right?

I was going to a work training session, and that branch of the business place was in a nice neighborhood with a nice baseball park, nice houses, nice everything! I also noticed that there was only nice white people living there. Even the CVS Pharmacy looked nicer and better products in there than the neighborhood where my aunt lived with mainly black people there. That neighborhood wasn't as nice as this one.

My co-worker who was an African American was driving me to the training session, and I couldn't help but say this to her: "You know what I notice about your country?" She said, "What?" "Your country is racist," I said. She asked me why I said that. I told her about the differences between the neighborhoods. She then said, "What about your country? Doesn't it just have black people down there?" And I said, "Yes." I thought to myself, wow she said that like it was a bad thing. She was racist against her own race, but I understood because she was trained by the shitstem in her country to be like that.

Then Katrina happened. She then told me that how the authorities responded to the black people in Louisiana was racist. I didn't want to tell her that I told her so but...I told her so. I was in America when Katrina hit Louisiana. It's sad to say, but how the authorities treated the African Americans in New Orleans didn't surprise me.

It's same way I feel about the nine beautiful, wonderful lives that were massacred by this monster! It's no surprise that all of the innocent black  The news agency at first humanized this monster, as DeRay McKesson explains to Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter.

http://mdmflow.tumblr.com/post/122327123030/salon-deray-mckesson-on-the-proof-that-racism


Some even refuse to call this animal a terrorist! The man threatened the leadership of America by saying that he wanted a race war in his so-called manifesto. If a Muslim, we wouldn't hear the end of it. Yet he's not terrorist. My sistren, a Nigerian-British cosmetic scientist, Florence Adejapou (nickname is Flow) feels the same way, as shows in this cartoon on her Tumblr blog.



Say it with me: terrorism.
(via d-pi)

Do you notice a trend here? When a person of color does anything, they are immediately demonized and dehumanized. They're called thugs and ALL manner of evil. They're even called the axis of evil! Wow! It's very ironic that the very definition of evil can call others the axis of evil, but never mind that now. I'm focusing on the nine victims of the Charleston massacre today.

Dylan Roof, the people who welcomed you to that bible study and forgave you even after you brutally slaughtered their friends and family members, are more human and more humane than you'll ever be! Those people in that church are superior to you, and you're inferior to them! In fact, you're not even three-fifths of a human being, you're not even one-sixth, or one-twelfth, you're a big motherfucking zero! You're a monster! You're a cold, blood thirsty, motherfucking monster!

Here are the lyrics to the rap song "Monster," that I have amended as well as the video. Of course, you already know that the words highlighted in yellow are mine. You'll see that highlighted some of  Jay-Z's part in red that I don't agree with and don't represent me or what I stand for. Those lyrics are talking about black-on-black violence. I actually think that his lyrics are the most despicable compared to all the other rappers. He liked his "Hard Knock Life" song. I like this song because it will deal more with social commentary. And even his "99 Problems" song was good for the most part. I wished that he had continued in the same vein, but, you know, the music industry has a way of changing people.

Some of Kanye's lyrics were good, especially the part about the future, present, and past showing time as a continuum. It's hard to rhyme sarcophagus, but it was sexually explicit. I highlighted the parts that I don't agree with in red. Yes, I know what you're thinking. Nicki Minaj's lyrics were explicit too but I allowed those to stay, and didn't amend them because I wanted to make a point about molestation and sexual violence against women, and what women should do in response to that to defend themselves.Her lyrics and video also appear to comment on, mock, and criticize the highly sexualized presentation of women in the media and pop culture in general....But I'll talk about that in another post. There's just so much things to say right now.







I need to make one more point about the Confederate flag before I move on. As another well-thinking, non-racist Caucasian, Shane Ferro said in his article, "The Confederate flag debate is over,"  , the South lost the Civil War, and they need to get the fuck over it! The Confederate flag is something that the entire America should be ashamed of! And then America as a nation as the nerve to expect the whole fucking world to congratulate them for doing something that they should have done a long time ago! Germany took its swastika and South Africa  took down its old flag. And this monster reminded everyone when he had it pictured on its clothing. A South African journalist, Tauriq Moosa, had to tweet that he was "'nauseated'" by the "'fucking thing'", as mentioned by the well-thinking, non-racist Caucasian, Ferro quoted in his article. He even had the flag of Rhodesia (which is now Zimbabwe) pictured on his clothing. Rhodesia, as a British colony, had problems with racism, too. This was especially the case during the mid-sixties and late seventies.

Everybody in the world has moved on when it comes to race relations. But not America! Oh no! Everyone is saying, "Yes, there's a lot more that needs to be done in terms of race relations in America, but it's s good step in the right direction." This coming fourth of July America is going to be 239 years old as an independent nation.  I have a little trivia question to ask you, what it is roughly the time that it takes for a major civilization to reach the period when they start to decline? The answer is approximately 200 years! Oh, don't take my word for it. Let the European historian, Alexander Fraser Tytler, explain it to you:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage. --Quote from Good Reads 

Well based on what Tytler is saying, it appears as if America is on borrowed time. This means America, you don't have another 200 years to get your shit together! No, you don't. No you don't have forever and a day to get your act together. As I said before, you are on borrowed time. Yes, yes, America...you're fortunes will soon turn, turn, turn, turn. And for all the racial injustices, disparities, and inequalities you've caused, you'll now burn, burn, burn, burn, burn. You'll also burn for your sodomy, too! I haven't left that one out. Don't fool yourself, America! No civilization has last that supports same-sex because there's no reproduction in a same-sex relationship. China and India, the two countries that growing economies are kicking your asses now in science and technology, both have growing populations. You think that you can continue (at the rate that you're going) to be the Super World with those two countries having such a massive, educated labor force that's in demand all over the world! I don't think so! America, you're shooting yourself in the fucking foot! But for all the things that you do to black people, you deserve to shoot yourself in the fucking foot!

The Byrds' song, "Turn, turn, turn, turn" was a number one song in 1965. The song is based on a scripture written by King Solomon. The scripture is found in Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. The song copies the scripture almost word for word except for the last line. But before you watch the video and look at what I've done with the lyrics, I want to bring your attention to another scripture. This scripture is found in Ezekiel 16: 49. That scripture talks about the major sin committed by Sodom, which was not taking care of the "poor and needy." Many of the people of color in America, which include black people, are poor and needy because institutionalized racism and segregation ensure that they stay that way! That's your major sin, America. Homosexuality, child molestation and other sexual abominations are priming America for judgment right now! The sexual abominations are pushing America over the edge of judgement but racism classism, and gender biases are the real causes of America's judgment. White male gays (middle- and upper class) are not oppressed people and I'm gonna prove it to you. They're just using black people's push civil rights to place the emphasis on what they want! Dem done shout, "Black lives matter!" with black people. Dem get what  dem what dem want now! Because as I said before the system set for them already and except for the marriage issue fi dem life was honky dory. Dem nuh need black people anymore. Now, their life is perfect now! But that Supreme Court ruling means nothing for people of color, who happen to be gay (or straight) because dem life still fuck up in America! Gays, are going to get married? So what? The white gay couple will always have things better than the black gay couple. Firstly, they're going to earn more money (especially in the creative industries) and live in a better neighborhood. Wow! There's so many things to say right now about American institutionalized racism!

Here's the video for the Byrds' "Turn, Turn, Turn" and the amended lyrics.






 If Tytler's predictions are correct, it appears as if America won't remain as a democracy but will become a dictatorship. Yeah, a dictatorship! Yes just like the other countries that America has detested such as Russia, China,Venezuela and Cuba. But black people in America used to that. African Americans dem used to bondage and oppression. I touch on the bondage and oppression in this and other posts. African Americans are also dictated to by the American society as to what they can achieve, do, have and even where they can live.



Friday, April 24, 2015

Who's the Queen?


Profile of the Imperial State Crown

I told you that I will show in detail the many examples of racism in the different sectors of American society.

Today, I'm going to start with the music industry because that's the only arena, in my estimation, in the American society where I see the most progress when it comes to racism. So, this means that I'm going to start with the positive news first.

I'm happy that more black people are featured prominently in the American music industry. However, I still have some concerns.

I talked about how Beyonce does her hair in the mainstream to please a Caucasian audience. When she just came out, she wore her hair in Afrocentric hairstyles (such as braids and afros) even while performing. Now, I can only see her do her hair in braids or an afro during her off-days. I'm concerned about this because it gives the impression she's promoting one type of beauty, which is Eurocentric.

I remember when a past Jamaican beauty queen, Yendi Phillips, was compared to Beyonce on the Miss Jamaica Universe forum. Now, this bitch looks NOTHING like Beyonce except for the texture of her hair. The person in the forum "no black bitch" is going to win the Miss Jamaica Universe competition that year because Yendi Phillips looks like Beyonce.

Let me show you the two pictures:




Yendi Phillips







Beyonce Knowles

I don't see any resemblance people. And I'm sure if you have eyes, you don't!

Listen, people of the world, Yendi Phillips, the white bitch, doesn't represent how the majority of the Jamaican population looks like! However, she was still chosen to win the competition. So, you can see although the racism is not as bad as yours America, we still have problems with racism in Jamaica. I will explain more about this in a post on the fashion and beauty industry.

 I like the fact that her image, in some ways, promotes the beauty of colored people. When Beyonce does her hair straight ALL the time, (especially when she is performing and  it gives the impression that she wants to appeal to the American mainstream's perception of beauty which is Eurocentric. I also mentioned before that an Essence writer commented on the fact that her image allows American whites to imagine themselves to be white in their skin. So even in this America is STILL racist!

Whoever is marketing and branding her image should understand that she needs to appeal to people OUTSIDE of the U.S. market! Dat's why inna Jamdown wi nuh give Beyonce nuh ratings! Wi prefa har cousin, Kelly Rowland. That's because most people can relate to her that Beyonce. It sounds terrible but it's the truth!

You may not give a damn! But we in Jamaica don't give a damn! We like who we like and we going to support we like!

There's another thing about this present stage persona of Beyonce that I don't like. In the beginning, she was humble, now she's coming across as being arrogant!

I remember she said that her story isn't like the Jacksons' story because the Jacksons went into music to "get out of a bad situation." She also went on to say that she went to private school and her family owned a Jaguar. In other words, she was saying that the Jacksons were poor, dirty rats that NEEDED music to get out of their "bad situation." And her family just allowed her and her sister to do music because they loved it so much.

Well, get ready for it! This is where I'm going to hit on Beyonce big time! This does relate in some ways to racism because persons of her own race who are in the music industry. It also relates to classism which I also hate very much!

Beyonce, you arrogant, classist bitch, you're forgetting something: your family had to come out of a "bad situation" too after they got heavily indebted and had to file bankruptcy and move to the fucking projects! And while they were there, your family STRUGGLED to pay their bills!

That situation probably inspired the Destiny Child's song, "Bills" :

Beyonce, remember when your family used music to pay all of dem bills? You had the telephone, credit card, and electric bills! I don't think you do! So we can't take a fake ass like you! Bey, you remember when your family used music to pay all of dem bills! You had the phone, credit card, and electric bills! I don't think you do! So weaves are as fake as you!

And then during that period, your mother was reading and studying the Bible, and God gave her a word that you were be a part of a singing group called Destiny's Child. Remember that? Remember that one? And don't deny it either. I saw your story on MTV.

You got couple of weaves and now you think that you're somebody now and you done forgot where you came from!

When Janet demanded that you apologize, you didn't! Then you tried to fool everyone that you're classy. Oh no you're not! You need to respect your elders, honey! But you're not! You're an arrogant bitch! Then your sister Solange said that "nobody's afraid of Janet." I wish somebody would get your ass for saying that Solange! I thought you were cooler than that!

Yes, Beyonce, your ass deserved to NOT be at Micheal Jackson's funeral after disrespected his family like that!

And yes, gal, you can sing betta dan Janet! You can write your own songs! And you can dance in high heels, too! But guess what, Janet? Janet is a better actress than you are and her dance moves are more advanced and technical than yours! And she can also write her own songs!

And, furthermore, she's a veteran and she ah di mumma inna di ting! She was performing way before you were even thought of! She and her other family members taught your ass about music, even if they did so inadvertently! As I said before, you need to respect your elders, honey!

Yes, you and your husband are worth $1 billion but guess what? Janet's successes in the entertainment industry over the years have allowed her to be a billion dollar entertainer on her own! She has also married a billionaire. So, that's a big fuck you to you and your classist ass, Beyonce! It's not where you've been but where you're about to go! And Janet has already reached where you and your husband are trying to go.

And I'm ALSO going to about when Beyonce and Jay Z blocked off the natal unit at the Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. You and your husband got this crazy idea, Beyonce to block the entire Neo-Natal care Intensive Care Unit (NICU) so that you can have privacy in a PUBLIC facility. It's all here in the article. In doing this, you blocked people who are not in your economic standing (such as poor black people) from seeing their sick and (in some cases) dying babies. One of these poor, black people was Tanisha Newton.

Bitch and asshole, you have some nerve! You ain't delivering no fucking Christ-child! And the three wisemen and the shepherd boys ain't visting your fucking asses! And no angel in heaven was singing: "On this sacred morn, on this holy Christmas Day?/ Was Blue Ivy born to Queen Bey and King Jay! Oh Oh! Tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy! Oh oh! Tidings of comfort and joy!"

 You should have let the people see their babies!

If you wanted privacy, you could have chosen to deliver your child at one of your mansions! Or you and your husband could've chosen to be satisfied with a nice maternity suite instead of inconveniencing other people with fucking security guards!

But no Beyonce you had to show off that you were some queen and to show that you people had to serve and preen. You were so busy flaunting and showing off your green in front of struggling working-class people's faces!

But, guess what? You ain't no queen. And that behavior is showing and that you and your husband are dumb asses, too! You don't go to a PUBLIC facility like a PUBLIC hospital that the public pays taxes to use! The PUBLIC hospital is a PUBLIC space and place that the PUBLIC has a right to use just like both of you do! It's not a private space! So, if you wanted TOTAL privacy that's not the place to be!

Beyonce, you think that that we must bow down to your ass, huh?! Like you said, ranted, and raved in that song. NO FUCKING WAY! Bitch, you betta bow down to the people who buy and support your music so that you can be successful! And you would've been more successful if your ass weren't so arrogant!

Just when I was beginning to like you, Beyonce you did this shit to change my mind about you! Dat's why yuh nah get nuh ratings down yah ah Jamdown!


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Now, don't get this twisted, you may see my ass in a Rhianna weave but don't think that I like her because I don't! In fact, I didn't steal Rhianna's weave (which I later on destroyed because I hate weaves, especially synthetic ones), she stole that shit from the Jamaican dancehall queens. 

Every Jamaican woman in the dancehall scene has the same weave or wig in MULTIPLE colors! That look is played out to us, Rhianna! We were wearing that from the nineties. 

You don't believe that she's stealing the dancehall queen's shit. Let me show you some pictures of what I mean:

 


 



Do you see what mean? Yes, Rhianna's British handlers are marketing her behind as a Jamaican dancehall queen! And I don't blame them! She comes from Barbados; and I don't consider anybody from Barbados as being a rebel! All those people do is laugh and 'skin teet' wid di white man an do everyting weh backra massa tell dem fi guh do! 

The Barbadians (or Bajans) were so busy allowing the white man to impress on them their impressions of what culture is supposed to be like according to Britain that they didn't have their own culture to express themselves. That just laid the foundations to become first class culture thieves while they discriminate against us Jamaicans!

Barbadians (or Bajans) are so conservative, uncool, and compliant (compliant being the operative word) that they don't even have a Creole language like the REST of the English-speaking Caribbean. Ah straight English dem chat down deh! Dem too busy ah impress di white English man! 

And it was an Englishman that discovered Rhianna's ass in Barbados. And when they took her to England, they saw some Jamaican dancehall queens dancing SKILLFULLY in Brixton, and they watched the 'Dancehall Queen' movie, they said to Rhianna, "We've got a plan, darling!" And, bam, it was history from there!

To make her cool, they market that bitch's ass as a Jamaican dancehall queen to the world. But, rest assured when she returns to her island home, Barbados, she's nothing like that, especially around her family. She's just doing that for money. She's NOT really like that. The English man whipped dem Barbadians' asses good. 

The Jamaicans are the REAL rebels! We Nazarites like to rebel against oppressive systems. We don't take any shit from anybody. The Maroons (who descended from on my mother's side [from Queen Nanny]) kicked the English asses in the mountains after they ran away from the plantations! And we're unapologetic about it too! And the ones that were left on the plantations burnt that motherfucker down to the ground! And we're also unapologetic about that too! And we'll kick their asses in a heartbeat again!

There are some things about my culture that I don't like, such as the hpersexuality in dancehall music; but I found a song that would best express what Jamaican people are about, especially from the female's perspective. The name of it is Rebel by Cherine Anderson and Danielle D.I. I'm going to tell you something here right now, Danielle D.I. can NEVER be a rebel when she comes from uptown and goes to St. Andrew High School which is a classist, elitist school, and makes fun of persons who come from the lower classes by calling them a "butu." Listen to me, bitch, D.I., you'll never be a rebel because yuh grow up inna uptown, and don't know what's like fi struggle! So, fuck you! You a fraud just like Rhianna! When yuh si somebody from humble beginnings like Cherine a mek it inna life den yuh a try tief dem spotlight! Move gal and gweh! And it's easy to ignore her ass, she cyaah even dance!

I have to change the lyrics of the song, especially much of Danielle's own!



Cherine (Chorus): I wanna be a good girl (I’m so bad) Gotta be a lady (I can be a...) Give it to you sexy (Rude Gyal Swag) Once you get it, It goin’ be the best you ever had I’m a Rebel....I’m a Rebel.....I’m a Rebel.....I’m a Rebel....I’m a Rebel....I’m a Rebel.... You a Rebel...Honourable...Honourable....Honourable

Danielle: REBEL REBEL...Rebel Yuh betta tun up di bass and tun up di treble Mi hav all di moves dem fi mek dem tremble Yah so a double trouble dis yah bad gyal ready fi whateva, wheneva, howeva. Mi only act like seh mi shy! Yuh waah know mi cause but nuh badda ask mi why  Mi will mek any bwoy cry wid the shades pan mi eye Oh yes! Mi full up a di bad gyal finest Inna mi 6” stilettos and the split inna mi dress Coulda dung inna di gully or di red carpet You fi Beat it... beat it... beat it... til di meter reset

Rept Cherine: (Chorus)

Danielle: Mi did tell yuh me a Rebel don’t ...Rebel wid a cause Shortest of mini’s no commas... no clause Rebel in Town all a dem haffi gasp and pause.......(PAUSE) Sorry Yah, my fault just because... Mi nuh live by no limit...So if yuh hating just quit it Real Jamaican ooman deh pon di job till wi kill it don’t rule by no laws Gyal a tek weh she get... mi a get weh mi want Cherine...weh yuh say we have the flava? Wi inna Jamdown nuh run from nuh danga We a di best the baddest ...we from Jamaica Rept 

Rept. Cherine: (Chorus)

Danielle: (Repeat Verse 1)

Cherine: Because we Young.... hot.... independent... Young.... hot.... independent... Yeah we Young.... hot.... independent... Yeah we Young....we hot....we independent... Oh Oh…yeah ...Woaw!!

Rept Cherine: (Chorus)


No, rebels are in Barbados. I can assure you of that one! That's why the conservative English people love them so much. 

Rhianna, your ass will NEVER be a dancehall queen! To be a dancehall queen, you need to invent a dance move or improve on already existing ones. Or you need to be a bad ass lyricist! 

Rhianna you have a team of people writing your songs. You also have choreographed moves structured and planned for you, which you most definitely do not improve on! At least, Beyonce stands apart from you in this regard! She shows creativity in her dance moves and she can write her own songs! Rhianna you can't do neither! 

When yuh a dance Rhianna, yuh look bruk down and POP down! When mi see yuh inna di ''Rude Bwoy" video a try fi dance, mi try so hard nuh fi laugh an POP up! Dat's why mi cyaah tek nowadays POP music! 

Yuh worse nuh have nuh ratings inna Jamdown! 

That see-through sequined crystal dress Rhianna was already worn out here and that see through black blouse you stole from dancehall queen Carlene. 

And Rhianna, it makes no sense to dress like that and you don't carry any form of protection on you besides your body guards. 

That's why in Jamaica, women who dress like that carry sharpened icepicks, ratchet knives, acid and sometimes a gun (that somebody got for them at the gun fair). Some of them can even fight without their weapons. Jamaica women aren't stupid! They don't trust men like that! Dem know seh if dem a go wear someting like dat, dem haffi hav nuff backative!

Rhianna is a no talent bitch that's why she has to show off all of her tits! She's a stupid, naive bitch! 

Some people say that I should show my body off because I have a nice body. No, the reason why I cover up most of the time is because I have a nice body!

So, you see people, I didn't steal anything from Rhianna! I just took back my culture from that wanna be bitch!

 Before I used there's only pop star (she's really a hip hop or rap star) that I respect,  Nicki Minaj. I like her sarcasm and wit in the Anaconda video, and she makes fun of the music fraternity, and that SLUT, Lil Kim!

Lil Kim probably thinks she's the queen of rap, she's living in a fucking mirage. She fucked so many men to steal lyrics, her rap songs are like a fucking collage. The queen of popular music for me is Nicki Minaj.

She's so funny. The lyrics are over the top sexual but she's not being sexual. Her song is satirizing how women are depicted as sexual objects. It's not really a pop song. It's an anti-pop song! And anything that is against pop music I love!

I know it sounds ironic and even ridiculous to allow someone who sings an anti-pop song to be the queen of pop; but that's my point exactly: TODAY'S POP IS RIDICULOUS, DUMB ASS MUSIC!

Listen to me people, what I'm telling you is REAL, REAL, REAL, REAL. MUCH of today's pop music is FAKE, FAKE, FAKE and DUMB, DUMB, DUMB!

Kate Meuller wrote an article about it in Huffington Post. There are a lot symbols, entendres (or double meanings), ironic statements and metaphors in the song that critiques how women are portrayed in music. I think Nicki Minaj is smarter than how she portrays herself.

She's like a sister from another mother. We think alike. I would probably have done the same thing or almost the same thing.

Now, Rhianna, take notes because this is what it's like to be a rebel. You don't sit down and accept every shit that an oppressive system tells you to do. 

I think that she is making fun of herself and the shallowness of the music fraternity that create this mass-marketed and mass-produced crap. It doesn't create lyrics that make you think about issues. Today's pop music not only dumb down women's intelligence, but everybody's intelligence.

Look the video, and let me tell what I'm talking about. Some of this shit you'll have to figure out for yourself. I'm not telling you everything.


Notice how Nicki is trying to give Drake a lap dance. The operative word here is trying. Trini girls can dance better than that! If you follow Trinidad Carnival closely and know about songs like "Swing yuh engine" and "Worky, Worky, Worky" you will know those girls can really move!  Nicki is deliberately dancing badly for Drake, her producer, as if to say, "Listen to me, asshole, I'm gonna get you for portraying me like a cheap slut, and getting me to act and look like Lil Kim!"

Afterwards, she walked away and didn't let him hit her ass. She's saying that she's not a piece of meat, and they had actually force her to behave like that to sell records.

In the video, she's parodying Jam Master Jay's song that reduce women to big asses! Do you notice the pineapples and the bananas on the old record player? She's saying that portraying women as cheap sluts is as old and played out as that video and that song! This means that Nicki's "Anaconda" video is itself a parody just like the parody of the video.

Nicki is also wearing a French maid costume and a pair of short shorts (in Jamaica, we call that a batty rida) and a white sleeveless top. Those are Lil Kim's uniforms.When Nicki is in the French maid costume, she chops up the banana, which is a phallic symbol! You decide out for yourself if she's trying to be sexual when she wrote a song like this.

Beyonce wrote some good songs, but she needs to deal with her arrogance.

I like the parody of the Anaconda video. Some people might think that the video is making fun of Nicki Minaj but I don't think Nicki would be offended because that's what she's doing too but in a different way, as Meuller's article explains.

Well here's the parody of the Anaconda video and the it's sub-titled, and I don't want to change any of the lyrics.

And by the way, this is what Nicki Minaj meant to say about not only the music industry, but also Lil Kim!



These are the lyrics of Nicki's Anaconda song. I'm changing these either because she's so witty and smart. Please bear in mind it doesn't actually mean what you think it means as I said before.

I want to put a disclaimer here: All of Nicki's body parts are real and NOT surgically enhanced...unlike Lil' Kim's. So ignore that part on the video.

My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun

Boy toy named Troy used to live in Detroit
Big dope dealer money, he was getting some coins
Was in shootouts with the law, but he live in a palace
Bought me Alexander McQueen, he was keeping me stylish
Now that's real, real, real,*
Gun in my purse, bitch I came dressed to kill*
Who wanna go first? I had 'em pushing daffodils
I'm high as hell, I only took a half of pill
I'm on some dumb shit*

By the way, what he say?
He can tell I ain't missing no meals
Come through and fuck 'em in my automobile
Let him eat it with his grills,*
He keep telling me to chill
He keep telling me it's real, that he love my sex appeal
He said he don't like 'em boney, he want something he can grab
So I pulled up in the Jag, and I hit 'em with the jab like...
Dun-d-d-dun-dun-d-d-dun-dun*

My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun

Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Look at her butt (look at her butt)

This dude named Michael used to ride motorcycles*
Dick bigger than a tower, I ain't talking about Eiffel's*
Real country ass nigga, let me play with his rifle*
Pussy put his ass to sleep, now he calling me NyQuil
Now that bang bang bang,
I let him hit it 'cause he slang Cocaine
He toss my salad like his name Romaine
And when we done, I make him buy me Balmain
I'm on some dumb shit

By the way, what he say?
He can tell I ain't missing no meals
Come through and fuck 'em in my automobile
Let him eat it with his grills,
He keep telling me to chill
He keep telling me it's real, that he love my sex appeal
Because he don't like 'em boney, he want something he can grab
So I pulled up in the Jag, Mayweather with the jab like...
Dun-d-d-dun-dun-d-d-dun-dun

My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun

Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Look at her butt (look at her butt)

Little in the middle but she got much back
Little in the middle but she got much back
Little in the middle but she got much back
Oh my God (look at her butt)

My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't...
My Anaconda don't want none unless you got buns hun

(Don't don't don't) My Anaconda don't...
(Don't don't don't) Don't want none unless you got buns hun

Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my gosh, look at her butt
Oh my God (look at her butt)

Yeah, he love this fat ass
Yeah! This one is for my bitches with a fat ass in the fucking club
I said, "Where my fat ass big bitches in the club?"
Fuck them skinny bitches,
Fuck them skinny bitches in the club
I wanna see all the big fat ass bitches in the motherfucking club
Fuck you if you skinny bitches. What? Yeah. Ha-ha, ha...

Yeah. I got a big fat ass. Come on!


* Nicki doesn't actually mean real. She means fake! It means a fake love or infatuation. It also represents to me that majority of pop music out there is fake!

*I want to take a gun to all of those child molesters, rapists, and serial killers that attack, torture, and rape women, and fucking kill all of them! I feel the same way as Nicki. Yes, I've got a gun in my purse that's why sometimes I can't help but curse! And sometimes I want to fuck being nice, and let them assholes think twice before they fuck with me!

* This "dumb shit" is pop music (based on infatuation and the demeaning of women) that turns your brain to rot.

* The whole of these set of lines right here are making fun of Lil Kim's fucking, whoring ass. She not only fuck men for lyrics, but everything else that she owns!When woman uses her body to get material things instead of her mind, she's participating in not only the deterioration of her own image, but also other women's images as well.

* When Nicki is referring to the guy as a real "country ass nigga," it suggests that to me that she's attracted to him. She's just using him for sex and other things just like he's using her; and, in doing this, she's killing him in more ways than one.

*Nicki is also saying that since these mean want to reduce me to a big ass, I'm going to reduce them men to a big dick! Yes, assholes, that what you get for objectifying women with your misogyny. Try that one for size, misogynistic assholes!

* You know on the surface let him "eat with his grills" but mind sound sexual; but it can also be interpreted another way. What can you eat when you're six feet under? Dirt and shit! All of those rapists and molesters who feel they have a right to sexually assault women I think should eat or (as we say in Jamaica) nyam shit for all the sexual violence they commit against women! 

*This use of onomatopoeia reminds me of the thong song that Sisqo sang back in the day. He said, "Thong, thong, thong, thong, thong." (Missy Elliot used it too.) She's mocking that too! And "dun-d-d-dun-dun-d-d-dun-dun" sounds almost like the word dumb. It's dumb for women to be dumbed down and portrayed as pieces of meat by the music industry. And it is also dumb for women to allow men to treat them that way too! 

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How comes no male rapper has to demean themselves in the way that Nicki has to sell records? Continue to be large and in charge,Queen Nicki Minaj!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Say Bye to American Pie


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Paula Deen's Apple Pie as Shown on the Food Network


Hmm...Hmm...Hmm...Hmm...Hmm...Hmmm. Look at that apple pie that that racist Paula Deen made. It looks scrumptious doesn't it? Looks like she was SLAVING over a hot oven the whole day to make that one!

Remember when I said that America needs to let go of that (and I say this now, mockingly, in my best Paula Deen southern drawl) American pieeeee in the skyyyyy dream?! Remember that? Remember that one?

I found out that Don MacLean sold his lyrics to the song, "American Pie," for $1.2 million. Basically, based on my analysis and understanding of the Washington Post article written by Justin Moyer, the song was more than just the death of Rock and Roll music (which was another music genre that was stolen by the way; much more on this in upcoming weeks) but the death of the American Dream.

You see, although the song was inspired by the 1959 plane crash, which killed Buddy  Holly, Ritchie Valens, Waylon Jennings and J.P. Richardson (who were all popular music artistes at the time), MacLean perceived that it was more than a music genre that had died during that period, especially in the wake of John F. Kennedy's death in 1963 and Martin Luther King Jr.'s in 1968.

I wonder if John MacLean is a prophet, too? His song, "American Pie" is prophetic--not pathetic! His heart-brain is definitely working well. He has a strong intuitive intelligence. He discerned right. When Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the person who supported the Civil Rights Movement, JFK, then the American Dream died, too. Boy, if I had $1.2 million then I would've damn right given it to Don MacLean! He deserves it!

Prophets not only prophesy in prose, but like Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah, they can prophesy in song and poetry, too!

MacLean was prophesying to the American people during the early seventies. In their heart-brains, the American people discerned that it was a prophecy. This explains why it became the number one hit song in 1972. The American Dream died. It had died even from that period. This is even more the case in twenty-first century America!

I'm not going to write my own poem today because I don't need nor have to. Langston Hughes has already done that job for me by writing "Harlem."

Here's the poem:

Harlem
What happens to a dream deferred?

      Does it dry up
      like a raisin in the sun?
      Or fester like a sore—
      And then run?
      Does it stink like rotten meat?
      Or crust and sugar over—
      like a syrupy sweet?

      Maybe it just sags
      like a heavy load.

      Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes, “Harlem” from Collected Poems. Copyright © 1994 by The Estate of Langston Hughes. Reprinted with the permission of Harold Ober Associates Incorporated.


Black people's (other minorities') dream of racial equality have been deferred and continues to be deferred. 

You see, there's still segregation occurring in America. This is especially true in the area of education.

Let me quote from an article written by Nikole Hannah-Jones written for the ProPublica website:

Nationally, the achievement gap between black and white students, which greatly narrowed during the era in which schools grew more integrated, widened as they became less so.
 In recent years, a new term, apartheid schools—meaning schools whose white population is 1 percent or less, schools like Central—has entered the scholarly lexicon. While most of these schools are in the Northeast and Midwest, some 12 percent of black students in the South and nearly a quarter in Alabama now attend such schools—a figure likely to rise as court oversight continues to wane. In 1972, due to strong federal enforcement, only about 25 percent of black students in the South attended intensely segregated schools in which at least nine out of 10 students were racial minorities. In districts released from desegregation orders between 1990 and 2011, 53 percent of black students now attend such schools, according to an analysis by ProPublica.
...
Dent never went to college. One of 13 children born into the waning days of Jim Crow, he took his place in the earliest of integrated American institutions: the military. He served four years in the Air Force, including a year in Vietnam, before returning to the West End to spend the next 40 mixing cement for a living. The work was steady, but the pay meager.
Thin, with chestnut skin, and seldom seen without a Vietnam-vet cap, Dent is a reserved man, not prone to soapboxes. But after a long silence, he gently suggested that maybe his granddaughter deserved a little more than a 12-car salute at a brief and sparsely attended parade. When D’Leisha graduates this spring, she will have spent her entire public education in segregated schools. Just like he had.
“I think about it all the time, and ain’t nothing I can do about it,” he said. “It ain’t going to get no better.” He said he just hoped she was learning as much as the city’s white students were, then grew quiet again. If integration was going to prove so brief, what, he wondered, had all the fighting been for?
("Segregation Now" written by Nikole Hannah-Jones on April 16, 2014 on the ProPublica website)

Dent, the grandfather of D'Leisha had to ask himself the question, "What had all the fighting for racial equality been for?" What did all of these blacks (along with some whites) fight for during the Civil Rights Movement? 

Mind you, there are other areas of segregation, such as economics, justice system (which I just briefly touched on), politics (which I also briefly touched on), demographics and religion. I will definitely discuss these at length later on. 

You see, America, when you killed Martin Luther King, Jr., the dreamer (or rather, the visionary), then you were essentially saying America, "Fuck God's dream (or vision) for racial equality!" Then God is now responding to you America by saying, "No, fuck you, America, and your American Dream!"

The lyrics to Don MacLean song was very enigmatic, very mysterious. Many persons knew that the song was inspired by the 1959 plane crash but there were so many symbols in the song, people had to scratch their heads and say, "Huh?" 

In Moyer's article, MacLean explains the lyrics to the song and the symbology that he used in it. He explained that the widowed bride was Jackie O. But for me, the widowed bride also represents Coretta Scott King. You need to read the article to find out what the other symbols mean. But this song, which is an 8 1/2 minute epic, is very powerful indeed. I believe that God (or Jah Jah) is releasing the meaning of those lyrics in the earth realm today because it suits the prophetic timing. It is timely because the American Dream has died. Ironically, the black president who you cussed out, America has made the standard of living in America jump to a 7 year high. But that American dream is soon about to die. The Republicans conveniently don't tell you about this! They don't tell you that the standard of living as improved, according to the Gallup Poll AND the Quality of Life Index conducted in 2015, under Obama!

Some said that Don MacLean was just moody and gloomy that time. And, of course, after the baby-boomer generation grew up, things got better! Right?

Wrong! You're dead wrong! You see, it only got better for a little while America. After you introduced affirmative action for the colleges. After you allowed black persons to be captains of industries. After you allowed some black persons to play on some sports team, and earn a lot of money, and you let them do the same thing in entertainment, then you say, "Oh, we've come along way!"

But, you see, America, you may have allowed affirmative action for a few blacks, but for the majority of blacks, you ensure that they have the worst school environs and the worst school materials, and the least trained teachers so that they can't compete with their white counterparts. 

You also ensure America that blacks are the last hired and the first fired. You ensure that the blacks are so under-educated that they can't qualify for a majority of the top-tiered jobs. You reserve these for the whites. You then say, "Okay, let's put one or two blacks in there so that we can look like we're for racial equality! When it passes that number then we won't take anymore!"

In entertainment, things look as if they're progressing when you think about artistes such as Rhianna and Beyonce. But Beyonce better have a good perm AND a good weave, so that her hair can be bouncing and behaving like white people's hair. She's supposed to ensure that her hair ALWAYS like that even if her hair gets tangled up into stuff! She has to do that so that the white people and accept her and her music! Her heard somebody say that whites like to see Beyonce because they can imagine themselves being white in her skin! And I found out that this writer from Essence (whose name I can't remember right now. Give me a break! It was quite a while now that I heard her statement) was saying is REALLY true! Beyonce's sister Solange is nothing like that! That's why the mainstream will NEVER accept her and her music. But Solange couldn't give a shit! She's free to express herself and her hair is tangle-free!

You also make sure that the blacks play for big sports teams but, for the most part, can't afford to own these teams! And the owner of one of these teams can tell his mixed race girlfriend not to "hang out with black men." And this owner also said that she was not to put them up against his "penis." What the fuck? What does that mean? Like that needed to be part of the conversation! These white men are always worried about the black man's stuff! This penis paranoia on the part of the white men has got to end!  Sometimes, I think that racism is glorified penis envy, but I digress!
You see, America, that's that bait-and-switch game (that you're so good at) that you're playing. You're always playing that game while you're saying this to black people: "Now you're free black people, now you're not! Now you're integrated, now you're not! Now you have equal opportunities as the whities, black people, now you don't! Now you're equal black people, now you're not!" 

Well, Jodi-Ann, not all whites in America are racist. Yeah, you're right! Not all of them are racist, but most of them are! 

I love history; therefore, I LOVE History Channel. I read historical documents but I also love to watch history. It's easier to understand sometimes than actually reading it! While watching the History Channel, I was shocked to find out that Klu Klux Klan once had millions of members! You can clearly see this on this video that I found on Youtube (courtesy of the History Channel):


Can you see that racism and racial segregation is as American as apple pie in this video?

When I first watched this documentary on the History Channel, it shocked me that during the 1920's and the 1930's the KKK was thriving organization that used Christianity to justify its hatred of black people. Some US government officials felt that it was "necessary" to join the Klan. 

White America, if you're not a part of a white supremacy group now, probably your grandmama and your grandpapa were a part of one. It is a strong possibility that it was the KKK. That's why you don't find it difficult to tell your children that their superior to black people. You've been doing that for generations now!

You see, white America, supremacy groups (such as the KKK and the Aryan Army) would not still exist if you were not racist! 
Let me go back to the fact that Christianity was to justify the racial hatred expressed by the KKK. Don't fool yourself, white America. You haven't been reading your Bible very well. In the book of Revelations, it says that God's feet was as "burnished brass." "Burnished brass" isn't white, geniuses! And this black God is very angry with how you treat black people, America. He's especially angry when you use His People and use Him as an excuse to be racist. He also is angry about your bait-and-switch game, America! He's angry at the fact that you pretended to free your slaves after the Civil War. After that you created to KKK to perpetuate that oppression and slavery. The oppression caused by white supremacy groups and those aligned with the thinking of those groups intended to cause blacks to live (or exist) under conditions that were worse than slavery, as depicted by this illustration:

'Worse Than Slavery' editorial cartoon
Thomas Nast. "The Union as it was / The Lost Cause, worse than slavery."
Harper's Weekly, v. 18, no. 930 (24 Oct 1874), p. 878.
The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-128619.

As you can see, in the picture, America, you're so hell-bent on having your lily-white government. In fact, after you voted your first black (really half-black) president in office, after over 200 years, I found out on CNN (again) that KKK and other white supremacy groups had increased their membership, as shown this article. They couldn't keep up with all the phone calls! I thought you were for equality, America!

White America, you have some nerve to be calling Obama, Osama Bin Laden, when many of your family members joined the terrorist group called the KKK. I hope you watched that video about the secret history of the KKK. One current member said he has no problem with raping, killing, and pillaging black people! 

What right do you have America to be pointing fingers at terrorist groups such as the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and Isis, when you continue to allow terrorist groups like the KKK to exist?! 

Well, you say we have to defend ourselves after what they did to us on 9/11. But America, you don't realize that there was another 9/11 that YOU committed in 1973 under that warmonger Secretary of State, Kissinger, in Santiago, Chile! I much to say about this later on! Chile doesn't have an army like yours to defend itself, America, but didn't care about that! You destroyed them anyway!

America, your previous foreign policies and your racial hatred underscore the point that you're the biggest terrorist around!

Then you use Christianity to justify your hatred and your warmongering on the rest of the world! America, you act all Christian and humble in daylight and you do savagery at midnight! America, your government is filled with nothing but a bunch of vampires, as Peter Tosh said.

I'm not going to mess with his lyrics too much because the lyrics are still current and up-to-date. I just made a couple changes. Please note that bringlial means wickedness, anger, or hatred in Jamaica. When you say "bringle" in Jamaica, it means to get very angry or upset. "Bringlial" is the noun. 


Vampire Lyrics

Peter Tosh 

Onnu old vampire
You don't like to see youths prosper
Only like to see youths suffer
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu old vampire
Only trod upon creation
With your bloody meditation
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu fight against upfullness
Onnu fight against creation
Onnu fight against
Everything good for the younger generation
Onnu old vampire
Do onnu wickedness at midnight
And onnu humble when it's daylight
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu old vampire
Only like to see blood running
But true you know it's fire burnnin'
Onnu set of vampire
Now onnu fight against upfullness
Fight against creation
You fight against everything good for the younger generation
Onnu old vampire
Only trod upon creation
Sucking the blood of the nations
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu old vampire
Onnu drink up the old wine
Have no place for the new mind
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu fight against morality
You fight against integrity
Fight against everything good for the younger generation
Onnu old vampire
Only trod upon creation
With your bloody meditation
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu old vampire
Do onnu wickedness at moonlight
And onnu show righteousness when it's daylight
Onnu set of vampire
Onnu old vampires
Onnu iniquity bringlial
Lord onnu fire burial
Onnu hypocrite the world, God
Onnu old vampire
Do onnu wickedness every night
And Onnu humble when daylight
Onnu old...

Songwriter: TOSH, PETER
Vampire lyrics © Peermusic Publishing



You're still good at covering up things, America! You're so good at covering up things! You're so god at being hypocritical, too! While you were busy having your own version of apartheid going on in your country, you had the nerve to be pointing fingers in the face of the South African government! Oh for shame, America! You're the very embodiment of hypocrisy!

You still don't believe that you're racist, America. While you were busy pointing fingers at other people, America, the world has been busy pointing all ten back at you. You see, the world has this thing called...CABLE! Yes, I know America, you had that American pieeee in the skyyyy dream that you were higher, mightier, and better than everybody else in the world. But too bad, America, cable ruined your dream...and your plan!

You see, on cable there are all kinds of talk shows. There's the Montel Williams Show, the Sally Jesse Raphael Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Queen Latifah Show and...the Phil Donahue Show.

My other video comes from that last talk show I mentioned. It will definitely shows you, America, that you're racist!



Dr Cress-Welsing is a very wise doctor and psychiatrist. She knew that American whites wouldn't admit that they are racist. So she made up theory that American whites are jealous of black people's melanin. She did this to show how much white persons in America hate and detest blacks. And it worked! It's what we call in the field of psychology, reverse psychology!

I just want to paraphrase the statement that was made by the white woman who spoke last before the show ended. You probably didn't hear everything and the quality of the video is poor. She said something to the effect that the good doctor, Dr. Cress-Welsing, stated that whites are racist and they need to "admit it." And she then said when one woman admitted that she's racist, then she pointed to Dr. Cress-Welsing before accusing her of attacking the white woman. Then the white woman said, "See, you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't!"

But lady, you don't understand something: you and your racist country is damned already, even without your statement! That's why Jah Jah said that America is ALREADY in hell!

You see, lady you fell right in the good doctor's trap! She got you to admit that you're racist while using reverse psychology!

When that white lady said that last statement on the show, it was the icing on the cake...or pie!

Yeah, American white people! Dr. Cress-Welsing got you to unwittingly expose the fact that you're racist!

Yes, you have all right American whites to NOT want to be like black people. You have all right to hate the idea of being black because you oppress them and keep them down-trodden for over 200 years, in EVERY aspect of their lives! No wonder white Americans you don't want to be like black people!

But, let me tell you another secret, white America, you not only hate blacks because they're black. You hate them because how you treat them represent your hypocrisy! They represent the institutionalized racism that you use to oppress them and keep them down-trodden.

In fact, it's not the blacks that you hate but it's REALLY yourself you hate for holding back a people of color for over 2 centuries, while you use your bogus government documents to hide the truth!

That's why the world is saying, and even Jah Jah is saying, "Fuck you America, and fuck your American Dream, too!" That dream is so fraudulent!

If America had accepted Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message of equality in the sixties and NOT assassinated him, then America would have qualified to kick-start the global revival! America would have experienced another Great Awakening during the sixties. This Great Awakening would have affected ALL aspects of American livelihood!

The religious church people (the very ones who cause the racism most of the time) keep on saying that there's a move of God in America! And then that cause Jah Jah to ask, "Where? Where is that move? The only movement I see is a bowel movement!" American churches please don't confuse an outpouring or refreshing with a Movement of God. God's standards are higher than that!

But, you see, America, you don't understand that movement is non-existent because there is no racial equality in all areas of American society! That's why you've been rejected America! That's why even the world has rejected you as its Super World Power!

Everybody knows that the American Dream is a sham, except for you, America. There are other people in other countries who are experiencing a better quality of life, and are happier and healthier than you, including my country, Jamaica.

The Happy Planet Index, which was last conducted in 2012, ranked Jamaica has the sixth happiest country in the world. America, you were ranked a mere 105th in the world in that year!

I am always happy when I'm in Jamaica AND when I'm away from the hypocritical, religious, and oppressive church people! When I'm in America, I'm miserable whether in or out of church! I'm very sensitive to these things. The oppression I feel there is palpable, tangible. I CAN cut it with a knife.  When I was in America, several times I wanted to end my life. I had to cut through all the bullshit and hypocrisy to find the REAL America! The racism is real in America. The equality sentiments are FAKE!

I sense the racial oppression in America but I can hear it too, when white persons, who think I'm not hearing, call me nigga! I can see it too when American whites do things to show that my race is inferior and theirs is superior! This happened in a northern state by the way--New York! So, if anybody thinks that the north has better racial relations than the south, you're sadly mistaken!

If the north is this bad, I wouldn't like to put my big toe in south. And I'm very glad I never went there, except for Florida; and that place was awful, too, despite the beaches.

Happiness is a state of mind, a state of consciousness, America. It's not something you pursue. And it's not found in material things either! Yes, I like nice things but my happiness is not based on that!

Your founding fathers cursed you, America, by saying that you should be "in pursuit of happiness." Let the puppet in the Old Trout Workshop Workshop play entitled, "Ignorance: The Evolution of Happiness" tell you all about it,



You notice that yellow smiley face balloon. That represents happiness in the play. That little guy was chasing and pursuing that happiness. Oh boy, was he chasing that thing just before he committed suicide! Then it floated away and then it burst, and all of that hot air was released. He then hurled down towards the ground to his death.

The makers of the play wanted to answer the question the following question: Does unhappiness serve an evolutionary purpose? In the case of America, it sure does!

You see, America, you pursue that balloon of happiness, and for the minorities, many of the times, it floats away! But many of you white people get that balloon of happiness. You get the dream job, the big whole house, the nice car, the nice family, and the nice dog and probably have a nice gerbil or a nice hamster. And even your nice goldfish. You have all of these in your nice lily-white gated community.

The balloon of happiness not only pops on you when it floats away, but it pops in your face, too! That's why some of these white folks, who seem to have everything on the outside, are still depressed, restless; and it also explains why they and their children take synthetic drugs, drink alcohol, and POP prescription pills to ease their pain and sorrow. They can't take the sadness anymore they sometimes pop their brains out with a gun. That's the American Dream for you people. For most of you racist American people anyway!

 Since you like to play games, racist America, God came up with a came of His own: Pop the Happy Balloon and your American Dream, too! 

This happened because institutionalized racism in America took a pin and popped the minorities' balloons of happiness. So, Jah Jah in heaven took His own pin and let those balloons pop those racist Americans' faces. And then He let all of that hot air of equality, fraternity, liberty and justice release into the atmosphere!


You cursed yourself by placing a set of people in bondage because of their color. That's why happiness will always elude you, white America. You'll try to pursue it but it'll always elude you! You'll never be happy as long as you continue to make a group of people unhappy like you have for OVER 200 YEARS!
 
Even when you get that happiness balloon, white America, it POPS right in your face because of your racism!

Chuck D said in that Public Enemy anthem, "Fight the Power," "don't worry be happy/ Was a number one jam." In Jamaica, it's more than a jam. It's a reality! We're REALLY happy down here in spite of everything!

In America though black people are jammed, stiffed, screwed, sodomized and fucked by racial oppression and institutionalized racism! They are jammed and beset by problems and situations in EVERY area of society. The American institutionalized racism always place black people in a jam!

The American blacks (and other minorities) can't get a piece of the jam-filled pie that the American whites enjoy freely, liberally. They have to stand and sit on the sidelines and watch most of the times. They can't get a piece of the pie. They have to stand and watch while the best of life passes them by.
Photo Courtesy of cookinginplaingreek.com


Now the rest of the world is saying mockingly (in their best Paula Deen southern drawl), byyyyeeee to the American pieeeee in the bright blue skyyyy dream!

Racist white America, since you like everything pop, including candy pop and soda pop, God has chosen a popular or pop song for you.

Hell a guh pop pon oonu America an oonu pop culsha! 

Here are the lyrics to the "American Pie" song that I've amended to suit recent events and have highlighted in yellow:




 American Pie  by Don MacLean



 [Intro]
A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while
But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died (The day the dream died)
[Chorus]
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (In there are all the tears of all the black mamas you made cry)
Singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die (Now this will be the day that you die)*
This’ll be the day that I die” (Now this will be the day your dream dies)
[Verse 1]
Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock and roll?
(Yes, the very music you stole)
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?
Well, I know that you’re in love with him
‘Cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died (The day your dream died)
[Chorus]
I started singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (In there are all the tears of all the black mamas you made cry)
Singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die (Now this will be the day that you die)
This’ll be the day that I die” (Now this will be the day your dream dies)
[Verse 2]
Now for 10 years we’ve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin’ stone
But that’s not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me
Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
(It wasn’t enough that you backhanded Michael Brown)
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned
And while Lenin read a book on Marx*
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died (The day your dream died)
[Chorus]
We were singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (In there are all the tears of all the black mamas you made cry)
Singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die (Now this will be the day that you die)
This’ll be the day that I die” (Now this will be the day your dream dies)
[Verse 3]
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
(The very time you strangled Eric Garner)
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance (You stole France’s dance)
Oh, but we never got the chance (As soon as you got the chance)
‘Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died? (The day your dream died?)
[Chorus]
We started singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (In there are all the tears of all the black mamas you made cry)
And singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die (Now this will be the day that you die)
This’ll be the day that I die” (Now this will be the day your dream dies)
[Verse 4]
Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
‘Cause fire is the devil’s only friend
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan’s spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died (The day your dream died)
Then God started singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie*
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (In there are all the tears of all the black mamas you made cry)
And singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die (Now this will be the day that you die)
This’ll be the day that I die” (Now today your dream dies)
[Outro]
I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I’d heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn’t play
And in the streets, the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
(I knew you were aligned with lucifer)
(When you killed Martin Luther’s junior)
(Segregation is what you preferred)
(Now you have a dream more than deferred)
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken (We remembered all of those promises broken)
Instead of the real deal, you gave us a token.
And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died (The day your dream died)
And they were singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (You made too many black mamas in your country cry)
Singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die(Now this will be the day that you die)
This’ll be the day that I die” (Now this will be the day your dream dies) 
[Chorus]
They were singin’ bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry (Drove your Chevy to the levee, but your levee ain’t dry)
Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye (You made too many black mamas in your country cry)
And singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die” (Now this will be the day that you die)
(Now this will be the day your dream dies) 

*America everything hypocritical and insincere about you is going to do. That included the facade you present to the world.

* Russia is a defeated Super World Power but now it is increasingly becoming more aggressive to other countries as if to say that it wants to be reinstated as a Super World Power. After I see everything fucked up by America, I'm beginning to think that a bi-lateral arrangement for the world is not such a bad thing! If America can't police its police by putting in place a governing power to control police brutality then another Super World Power should be watching America's ass!

* Please note that sometimes God uses the devil as a tool. Yes, the Bible says that the devil is the god of this world but God is the God of the universe! The world is a part of the universe. It wasn't God that got His ass kicked out of heaven, it was the devil. So God still rules and the devil is still His tool!




Six Steps to Stop Self-Sabotage Now

Six Steps To Stop Self-Sabotage Now

Six Steps To Stop Self-Sabotage Now

Author: Eve Delunas

Six Steps To Stop Self-Sabotage Now
Copyright � 2005 Eve Delunas, Ph.D.
Inner Vision Resources
http://www.innervisionresources.com/



Are you a captive of your past? Or have you released the past
and liberated yourself from its hold on you? When you refuse
to allow your history to imprison you, you choose a path of
self-determination. Letting go of the past is your personal
"declaration of independence" from anything in your earlier
years that could limit your creative potential or prevent you
from living your best life.

How can you tell if past events are still having a negative
effect on you today? Here are three signs to look for:

1. Certain situations trigger extreme, out-of-control emotional
reactions. It feels as if you go on "auto-pilot" and have
little or no control over the way you feel or behave once
certain internal buttons have been pushed. For example, Marta
trembles with fear at the thought of asserting herself with
her boss, who overburdens Marta with an excessive workload.
Joe goes into a rage when he believes he is being accused of
making an error, however insignificant. Ben is consumed with
jealousy when he catches his girlfriend smiling at a stranger.

2. All of the logical solutions and practical approaches to
changing your out-of-control reactions have failed. Your head
may say "this is ridiculous" but you can't stop yourself from
over-reacting with anger, sadness, fear, shame, guilt, or
jealousy to a situation that just doesn't merit that kind of
emotional energy.

3. You keep making the same unhealthy choices over and over
again. Although you may vow that you are going to set a new
course, your default mode is set on self-destruct. You can't
seem to keep yourself from repeating the same mistakes-even
though you know better. Elizabeth continues to have
relationships with married men, despite of years of heartache
from other married lovers. Mark lies to his manager and
coworkers, although that behavior led to Mark's dismissal
from his last two jobs.


What can you do if you are under the negative spell of your past?
Here are some steps you can take which will neutralize the effect
that the past has on you:

1. Reclaim your power by refusing to think of yourself as a
victim. This does not mean you deny the bad things that have
happened to you. Rather, it means you embrace your wholeness
rather than your brokenness. Everything you have lived has
strengthened your psychological immune system. Recognize your
capacity to thrive in spite of the hardships that have come
your way, and watch your life begin to mirror your more
empowered sense of Self.

2. Retire your need to blame anyone-including your self-for
your present unhappiness. Blame only weighs you down with
unnecessary baggage that inhibits you from moving forward.
Release blame and feel yourself lighten up.

3. Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Everybody makes
them-that's how we learn. Stop berating yourself with your
so-called failures, and use that extra energy to create the
life you desire today.

4. Make peace with your past. If certain unpleasant memories
still hold a high degree of emotional charge, let a qualified
therapist assist you in healing those wounds to loosen the
psychological hold those traumatic episodes have on you.

5. Change the thoughts you entertain about yourself. Monitor
your mental landscape to avoid habitual, self-limiting ways
of thinking. When you catch yourself engaging in old thought
patterns like, "I don't deserve to be happy" or "I'm not good
enough," deliberately choose new thoughts that feel better to
you.

6. Stop using your past as a point of comparison to your present
and future. No matter what you have lived before, today can
be different. Instead of focusing on how your life has been,
place your attention on how you want your life to be. Keep
your eye on the road ahead rather than the one behind you,
and watch your life take you to the places you have dreamed
of going!

As you let go of your past, you free yourself to live the life
you truly desire. Step into the Now, and discover the unlimited
potential for joy that awaits you there.



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Solutions for Shyness

Solutions For Shyness

Solutions For Shyness

Author: Royane Real
Most people experience some degree of shyness from time to time in certain situations. In fact, only about 7% of the population claims that they never feel shy. For the rest of us, shyness can range from being an occasional, minor inconvenience, to being a major problem.

Some people however, are afflicted with a degree of shyness so severe that it is almost disabling. This type of acute shyness is not only very painful to experience, but it can have devastating effects on a person's social life, happiness, and career.

Severe shyness is a complex mix of biology, upbringing, traumatic experiences, and negative self-talk. Severe shyness can co-exist with other debilitating psychological conditions such as low self-esteem, perfectionism, depression and anxiety.

Extreme shyness can take many forms, and can show up differently in different people. Some very shy people have problems being in large gatherings, yet feel comfortable in small groups. Some shy people only feel acute discomfort with persons they have just met, while others are never comfortable around people, even those they have known a long time.

Psychiatrists and psychologists use the term "social anxiety disorder" to describe extremely debilitating shyness. There isn't complete agreement about whether severe, disabling social anxiety disorder is simply a more severe type of shyness, or whether it is another type of disorder altogether.

Some very shy people are able to overcome their fears by learning social skills and practicing them frequently in social situations. Many also find it useful to gain some measure of control over their uncomfortable physical reactions such as sweating and trembling, by using special relaxation techniques and bio-feedback training.

Many very shy people deal with their extreme anxiety by simply avoiding any social situations that might trigger their discomfort. This may mean turning down invitations to parties and other social events, crossing the street in order to avoid running into someone they know, and even turning down promotions at work.

Although avoiding the feared situation may seem to the shy person like the perfect solution, it actually makes the problem worse in the long run. Every time a shy person chooses to avoid social interaction, he reinforces in his mind how much he fears dealing with other people. By choosing the short-term benefit of avoiding his anxious feelings, he reinforces the power that his fear holds over him

Psychologists who specialize in the treatment of shyness disorders have discovered that avoiding social situations can actually make the problem worse. Many psychologists who treat people afflicted by shyness recommend a program of repeated and gradually increasing exposure to the feared situation, combined with helping the client learn new ways of thinking.

Various psychological therapies have been used to treat extreme shyness, most of them with limited success. The most successful approaches use some variation of cognitive therapy, or behavioral therapy, or both of these, combined with graduated and increasing exposure to the feared situation.

In cognitive therapy, the patient is taught to notice the thoughts he is thinking while he is in the feared situation. The client learns to challenge his thoughts to see if they fit reality. If these thoughts do not match the reality, the client is taught to substitute more realistic thoughts in their place.

Behavioral therapy aims to change the client's behavior using a program of positive reinforcement of the desired behavior, and negative reinforcement of the undesired behavior.

Both cognitive therapy and behavior therapy focus on teaching the client to deal with situations and symptoms in the present. Neither form of therapy delves into situations in the client's distant past. Those forms of psychotherapy that attempt to deal with shyness by delving into the client's past history have not been shown to be effective. in cognitive therapy techniques.

There are many books that can teach the reader to effectively use cognitive therapy techniques for both depression and loneliness. If your case is not particularly severe, you can often learn enough from reading a book and doing the recommended exercises to greatly relieve your symptoms of shyness or depression. Dr. David Burns, one of the pioneers in bringing cognitive therapy to a wider audience, has written several very useful books and workbooks for the general public, including "Intimate Connections" and "Feeling Good--the New Mood Therapy."

In the past decade, researchers have discovered that some anti-depressant medications, particularly the so-called SSRI's (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), can also be very helpful in the treatment of extreme shyness. One of these SSRI drugs, Paxil, was the first to receive American F.D.A. approval as an effective treatment for social anxiety. In fact, ads for Paxil as a treatment for social anxiety have been marketed directly to the public, not just to doctors. Other anti-depressant drugs in the SSRI group are also believed to help in reliving social anxiety.

Does drug treatment for shyness really work? Some very socially anxious people have tried everything that regular psychotherapy has to offer, including cognitive therapy, yet they still suffer debilitating symptoms of shyness until they try SSRI drugs. In some cases, the improvement in sociability after taking SSRI drugs can be swift and profound. This class of drugs seems to help the socially anxious person turn down the excessive volume of their inner judgmental thoughts.

If you are shy or socially anxious, should you take a pill to make you more friendly? There are pros and cons to be considered when deciding whether or not to take a drug for social anxiety. The SSRI drugs can cause nervous agitation, insomnia, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction, as well as many other less common side effects.

Some doctors and psychologists are concerned that a normal human trait, shyness, has been declared a medical condition requiring expensive pharmaceutical intervention. Because the SSRI drugs are relatively new, it is not yet known what the long-term effects of this class of drugs may be. Nevertheless, the SSRI drugs are very widely prescribed, particularly in North America, for depression and social anxiety.

The difference in shyness experienced with drug therapy can be quite astounding, but it will likely last only as long as the drug is taken on a regular basis. When the drug is discontinued, the symptoms of shyness will likely reappear. With the proper psychotherapy for shyness, the positive results are likely to be long lasting.

In most locations it is easier to find a doctor who will prescribe SSRI medication to combat shyness than it is to find a counselor trained in the use of therapy effective in treating shyness disorders.

This article is an excerpt from the new downloadable book by Royane Real titled "Your Guide to Finding Friends, Making Friends, and Keeping Friends" available at http://www.royanereal.com
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