Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rolling Anger

It has been a long time since I publish anything on this blog. Within the past two months, I decided to challenge the bigotry, the ignorance, and the child like attitude in the opinion page of the Victoria Advocate. I felt compelled to directly and publicly to let my voice be heard. The George Zimmerman case served as the primer, a catalyst to my righteous indignation and hopefully a “future plan”. The Crossroads area i.e.: Victoria and its surrounding counties displayed an atmosphere of ideological superiority and the belief that “might makes right”. This is a mentality depending on its political, social, and possible cultural supremacy without honest refection.

One writer, Joy, on the Victoria Advocate opinion page stated that Trayvon Martin was a thug and deserved to be shot. This was on the July 17 edition of the paper. As a young black man, I could no longer take it. On July 24th, I fired back if Trayvon Martin was a thug,” then what does that make Mr. George Zimmerman with a record of domestic violence and possible drug use?” With the logic of the woman name joy, I wonder if she would blame rape victim for being a party girl. I also wrote that this mentality of “Might make Right” breeds ignorance, misunderstanding, naiveté and hypocrisy. Since I clicked the “send” button to the Victoria Advocate, the response from local conservatives proved my point.

  It is too easy to blame pimp preachers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for racial tensions. But I don’t see conservatives call out Sean Hannity for his ties to Neo Nazi leader Hal Turner, Glenn Beck attacks on the Obama daughters in August 2010; none of them challenge Michael Berry for his radio minstrel “Shirley Q. Liquor” nor they will touch Rush Limbaugh for his Barack the Magic Nergo parodies. This supremacist attitude can be display like Bill ‘O Reilly. This man launch a boycott of Pepsi over the Ads featuring hip hop artist Ludacris, but refuse to boycott the Pepsi ads starring Ozzie Osborne, who have a record of drug abuse and animal abuse. Who would you have? A black rapper from Atlanta, Georgia who raps about partying, sex, and women or a limey Brit who bites heads off of rats and bats? You tell me. The author Robert Wise is right there is such thing as “White Privilege”. Maybe I should buy his book ‘White like Me’.

Opps, I am going a bit off topic here. Back to the Local Conservatives, The writer s after me my letter proves my point. Mrs. Jeneal Jackson of Goliad, Texas, wrote something that was foolish on the August 2, 2013 edition. She said the biggest racial problem in America is President Obama. Wow. Maybe just maybe she should take a look at her County Commissioner Ted Long, who made racial voice messages. This can be reference on this paper’s January 25, 2009 edition. Then Mrs. Jackson moved on to the education system. She stated that liberals ruined the education system. True she is right because of political correctness and Teacher Unions, but her HYPOCRISY is showing. I highly doubt she said a word about the fail education system in Texas. State Rep. Geanie Morrison wrote HB 3015 hinders students in higher education. She and her Aggie Donors attempted a hostile takeover of University of Houston-Victoria two years ago.

Then here comes Rick Cortez (August 1st, 2013)who said the President of the United States should have no say in these cases and he sacred of people with hoodies. I would like to remind Cortez and Jackson something know what the hell you talking about. I wonder would these two would apply that to George H.W. Bush on the Rodney King beating case, Lyndon Johnson on the “Mississippi Burning” event, or even John F. Kennedy during the Alabama school case. Mr. Cortez, excused me, but Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie because IT WAS RAINING that night. How stupid, how dumb can you be? Better yet, how stupid do you think we are? Fall is near and students are going to wear hoodies. High School, college, or even grown folks in the fall or wet weather will wear a hoodie. Who do you get your news from that so called Hispanic on Fox News? At last and not least the bigot writer Paul Drake of Victoria Texas, I am going to save him for last in different blog. People who look or pray different shouldn’t be treated like children or a threat.

Let me say this you are going to have deal with us. You are going to make a choice. We will no longer allow people like you to get away with spewing ignorance without a firm and hard challenge. The result of this case is one thing certain that it enraged and motivates the young EDUCATED African Americans into action and offer solutions. I hope my letter will or would encourage those who are black, Hispanic, liberal, Muslim, and those others do not fit in that type of thinking to make their voices heard publicly and not in the Barber shops, Word Press, Facebook, or even Blogger. It is easy to be a soldier when there’s no war. As for myself, I believe solutions are better made not from the sidelines, but in the arena. It is time to fight.

A SEQUEL to this blog will continue this. It will be one of harsh self-reflection and harsh solutions to the problem

Good for the Goose, Bad for the Gander?

On a letter I wrote on July 24, 2013, I expressed the mentality on this opinion page supporting a culture of “ignorance, naiveté, and hypocrisy”. The collective opinion that was expressed since then proves that point. On an August 2, 2013 letter, Mrs. Jeneal Jackson stated that liberals ruined the education system. That is very true, but I would hope Mrs. Jackson research State Rep. Morrison’s record, which hinders education in Texas. SB175 bill from May 2009 and the recent takeover attempt of UHV by Mrs. Morrison and her Aggie donors are examples. I assume if Mrs. Morrison’s name was changed to Mr. Obama, y’all would be up in arms. Texas is 49th in education and near the top in incarceration under Team Perry’s Neo-Feudalism. Mrs. Jackson and Mr. Rick Cortez (August 1, 2013), accused the President of being the biggest racial problem and shouldn’t have any say, respectfully. How, by answering a question and stressing the need for peaceful protest? I wonder would they apply that to George H.W. Bush after the Rodney King beating case, Lyndon Johnson on the “Mississippi Burning” event, or even John F. Kennedy during the Alabama school case? I wonder if Mrs. Jackson voted for a Goliad County Commissioner who made offensive comments back in 2009. This can be reference on this paper’s January 25, 2009 edition. Mr. Cortez should be reminded that Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie in the rain and many people, young or old, wear them. People who look or pray different shouldn’t be treated like children or as a threat. Paul Drake and those protesters, y’all say Benghazi, but what about the ’83 Beirut bombings? Let’s talk about conservative hypocrisy. If it is wrong for liberal Democratic Washington to interfere between a patient and the doctor, then shouldn’t it be wrong for conservative Republican Austin to do the same between a woman and her doctor? Conservatives protest over the NSA, but where were they when the C.I.A trafficked drugs in the inner cities during the 1980’s? If it’s good for the goose, then it’s good for the gander.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wake Up Call

This is a wake up call for Crossroad citizens who are not social conservative. Time for y'all to stand up and make your voices heard. . I am getting sick and getting tried of the lying and the racial undertones in the Opinion page of the Victoria Adovcate. DON'T COMPLAIN ON BLOGGER OR FACEBOOK. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD ON HERE!!!!!! I decided to stirke back at the bigotry and the stupidity before me.


Editor, the Advocate:

It is very disturbing that a caller, Joy, on July 17, 2013, suggested on this opinion page that Mr. Trayvon Martin was a thug and deserved his demise. With such logic, I assume Joy might blame a rape on a party girl. The problem is a "might make right" mentality, which seems to be prevalent on this opinion page. If the victim was a thug, then what does that make Mr. George Zimmerman, the alleged murderer? With a record of domestic violence and possible drug use, what does that make him? I guess some refuse to answer that in an honest way. If Mr. Zimmerman was found not guilty, then why did 71-year-old Trevor Dooley, of Tampa Bay, Fla., and Marissa Alexander, of Jacksonville, Fla., receive prison time? It is easy to blame Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for racial division, and yes, they do deserve some blame, but what about those popular conservative radio talk show hosts? Sean Hannity had ties with New Jersey Neo Nazi leader Hal Turner, but no one wants to talk about that. Michael Berry makes a living with radio minstrel "Shirley Q. Liquor," but no one is addressing that. Rush Limbaugh with his "Barack the Magic Negro" parodies, which backfired and help made Mr. Obama, President of the United States. However, no one dares to mention that. Where were those who slammed the rapper Common for a harsh song about George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq when Ted Nugent suggested the three Democratic presidential candidates perform a disgusting act on his rifle? The real thugs, the real criminals I see are the ones many of you keep electing to Austin to ensure neo-feudalistic goals with more prisons and fewer schools while they double dip in our public coffers to help pay their corporate cronies and for double payment. Sorry to burst your little bubbles folks; this isn't about liberalism vs. conservatism or maybe race; it is about a mentality that breeds ignorance, misunderstanding, naivete and, yes, overwhelming hypocrisy.