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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.
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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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