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Monday, July 6, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
We will never have peace on this Earth until we really begin some kind of Truth and Reconciliation for the wrongs done to ALL those of African decent...
Africa is being raped robbed and pillaged by Outsiders (Mainly Europeans) In the Americas people of African decent are subject to the worse kind of racism inequality and oppression this world has ever seen but we keep telling ourselves we are free and equal...Deep down we know that isn't true...
The integration experiment has proven we cant live together in peace... Blacks move into a white neighborhood Whites move out...Blacks get a good job whites complain and say he only got it because of Affirmative Action...There aint enough Affirmative Action to right all of their wrongs...Blacks go to white schools... Whites pull their kids out and put them in Private schools...
Segregation NEVER ended....It just evolved... But we keep lying to one another... Whites have predominantly White Churches...blacks have predominantly Black churches...Thats the way is thats the way it always will be...What We Demand is Justice... Equal treatment under the Law...Look at the Mass Incarceration Blacks face..
But how do we look like begging our oppressors to stop oppressing us? Like fools...Stand Up Come together and do something for Self...Build Strong Black Families, Build Strong Black Communities, Build Strong Black Schools, Build Strong Black Businesses, teach our youth of our rich heritage before slavery...We have work to do...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Words like Freedom Justice Equality are literally impossible in the United States...It's an illusion...
You have freedom until the government decides to take it away..And they really don't have to give you a reason thanks to the Patriot Act and all that...
Justice... Define Justice??? Do really believe the family of the 9 Blacks Killed by a White Militant/Extremist/Racist/Terrorist truly believe they will get the justice they deserve? An Eye for an Eye??? If it were me I would want to finish him myself..Real quick no long trial and appeals...But they won't get that...
Equality is the biggest lie..As long as we live in a Democratic Capitalist Society we live in an inherent Corruption and Inequality...So whats to be done?
Where do we go from here? Trying to change the system is almost impossible and trying to work from within it will only warp and bend your mind to it and corrupt you as well...
I was taught that your environment will change you before you change it and that is very true...We struggle in vane to change that which most of us haven't the slightest understanding of...
Anthony D. Hall
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Let me say it as plain as I possibly can: "If you have Good Teachers, Good Parents, a Good Curriculum and adequate Funding you WILL have Good Schools. Diversity is not a prerequisite for a Quality Education.
I don't believe in the idea of FORCING DIVERSITY. What does that really accomplish? No matter the level of diversity all the schools should have the same level of funding and quality teachers that's what really matters when it comes to education.
Teachers the second most influential or detrimental people in our childrens lives. I believe in many cases especially, in urban areas or in schools with Majority Minority enrollment that we set the bar for Teachers way to low and the bar for the students to high. But how do we insure that we have the best teachers possible? First, school administrators need to have higher standards during the screening, interviewing and hiring process. We need to get out of this as long as they got a degree and a pulse approach to hiring teachers.
Second teachers that meet the new higher standards need to be paid more. It is ridiculous to think that teachers will stay at a job making next to nothing after all the years of education when they have the opportunity to go somewhere else and use that education to make more.
Third is class room sizes. No matter how good a teacher is if the class has 30-40 students it is hard to insure that the students are getting the help they need. These issues need to be addressed. I love teachers but not everyone is cut out for the job and we shouldnt just hire anybody that applies.
We Parents are the most influential or detrimental people in our childrens lives. They watch our every move and absorb all that we are. It is important for us to be the best people we can possibly be for them. To show them the way. But the problems children face due to their parents are daunting.
More and more children are growing up in single parent homes. BROKEN FAMILIES. I'm not saying good Students can't come from Single parent homes but we have to face the fact that this makes it a helluva lot harder. Regardless of the reasons why kids are in single parent homes (which i could probably write a book on) this factor has to be taken into consideration.
Even in cases where students may have two parents theres always the possibility of one or both parents just being flat out incompetent. Whether it be drugs and alcohol. Abuse and neglect. These are situations above and beyond students control. Having this burden to bare makes it very difficult for many students to focus on learning in school when they have so many problems at home.
And last parents may not be able to assist children with there work whether it be because of having to work late hours or just flat out not comprehending the assignments. Parents are finding it harder and harder to find the time to help their kids with school work and many of those that do have the time just lack the ability.
The lack of ability of many parents as I speak from experience. Even a fairly intelligent person like myself often find it hard to help their kids with homework assignments and in my opinion that speaks to the problems with the curriculum.
Not all children are on the same level obviously but that is no excuse to let students fall behind the rest of the class. The school system has made drastic changes to the curriculum over the years since I was a public school student and I fear these changes have been for the worst.
I am by know means advocating "Dumbing Down" of the curriculum but I believe that school systems need to take into consideration demographics and the many factors mentioned earlier. There is no one sizes fits all curriculum out there every school system and every school needs to be treated Fairly but Individually.
Last is funding. I think that most people can agree that our public schools just don't receive the funding they deserve. Some say that its not an issue of funding but the mismanagement of those funds. But whatever the case lets not pretend ALL schools are treated equally. They have been picking the winners and losers in the public school system for quite awhile now and it needs to stop. If a school is "Failing" wouldn't logic suggest we find ways to save the school not contribute to its demise? I don't trust our politicians to act in the best interest of public schools.
They have been diverting more and more Public money to Private and Charter schools. This needs to STOP NOW! But that topic alone to something we all need to research and study in-depth. There is definitely some funny business going on with these charter schools.
I'm an African born in America so I see the world through African eyes. Since before the end of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights movement Africans born in America have been fighting for Freedom, Justice and Equality. And many of us believe we have obtained it. But if we were Truly Free we wouldn't still be whining and complaining about Lack of Justice and not be treated Equally as Humans let alone American citizens. Yet we are so concerned with Diversity. As if we just had more diversity it would solve all our problems.
I'm sorry thats not how it works. Let us have Our Freedom, Our Justice and Our Equality FIRST!!! Politically, Socially, Culturally and Economically then we will see how unimportant Diversity really is.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014
If anyone thinks the US gives a Damn about Cuba go blow your Brains out. This has everything to do with taking another piece of Russia's and China's off the Board and dismantling the Cuban government from the inside. Cuba is ultimately a none factor just a Pawn.
If they decided to do this now they've (the US) have calculated how they can gain. This is in no way shape or form in the best interest of Cuba. Not after all this time and after all the US has done to that country. Of course they will throw Cuba some carrots but in the long term this mean nothing but sticks. This smells like shit.
Anytime the US actively participates in a coordinated PR campaign against the Leader of another nation I automatically question they're motives. The Castros are a symbol of US failure, Iran symbol of US failure, North Korea a symbol of US failure. And thus these nations and its leaders have been shown in the most negative manor possible. As if our hands are clean.
What irks me is the US hypocrisy. You can't mention the economy of Cuba without first mentioning the embargo. You can't mention the brutality or "Human Rights" (please!) (GTFOH) (allegedly) without mentioning the constant attempts to undermine and overthrow the Cuban government of course I would be suspicious of all dissidents if I were Cuba. No way of knowing if they are real or US backed operatives. I would be firm handed also.
ALL of Cubas problems are of US origin. Every single one of them. Like I said you cannot mention the economy without mentioning the embargo and as for Human Rights? GTFOH with that. US only uses the "Human Rights" bullshit line on nations they dont like and want to make look bad in the press. We got no room to talk of human rights. Again more Hypocrisy.
Diplomatic relations will be their undoing and Obama has seen first hand how it works.
Just take Libya for example. Gaddafi reigned for many years without diplomatic relations with the US and was demonized (as is Castro) by the US media. But Libya thrived. As soon as diplomatic relations were agreed upon and embassies set up and alliances within Libya established they began their plan to take him out. Same thing with Syria. Both nations had Diplomatic relations with the US.
Look at Iran, No Diplomatic relations. Stable government.
Look at North Korea, no diplomatic relations, stable government.
Diplomatic relations is how they overthrow governments from the inside. This is nothing new.
Monday, December 1, 2014
!!!Seasons Greetings!!! Happy Holidays. Merry Xmas Yada, Yada, Yada, Blah, Blah, Blah!!!
I'm not one for small talk. I often will turn a simple "How you doing"? Or "Good Morning"? Into a deep profound philosophical question.
With that said just as I'm not much of a small talker i have even less interest in elaborating about if I "Enjoyed my Thanksgiving" Of course the obligatory answer is "Yeah". And I guess a simple person could answer yeah keep it moving and not give it a second thought. I am not blessed with such a mind.
All too often we find ourselves looking off into to the Future or staring back into the past but not thoroughly enjoying the Now!
I can honestly say I enjoy everyday no matter the trials and tribulations the worries and aggravations because my beauty wife and kids are my motivation.
Everyday is Christmas for me. I have everything. Everyday is thanksgiving for I have much to be thankful for. And while i may not be perfect and my life definitely is not I am Happy. This world is beset with turmoil and chaos yet through it all I live in my own Garden of Eden, where the troubles of the world can't reach me.
Yes, i enjoyed my thanksgiving (even though i hate having too many days off) I enjoyed those also. But let us not wait for silly holidays to enjoy life, delight in the simple pleasures everyday has in store for us.
Anthony D. Hall
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
I've said this before and I'll say it again "Raising the minimum is like raising the Floor without adequately adjusting the ceiling." Whats in the middle gets crushed.
There is no incentive for employers to Raise Middle Class wages in conjunction with raising the minimum wage, basically the middle class will be making less if you adjust for inflation.
But we aren't addressing the problem. The problem is the COST of Good and Services. They are out of control. Everyone has an answer "Raise The Minimum Wage" but that doesnt solve the cost problem.
If "Government" can mandate a minimum wage they should also be able to mandate a "Maximum Price" as well.
Each Good or Service can only reach a certain price as to make sure all essential Goods and Services are affordable. Oh but that sounds Communist don't it.
Minimum wage? GTFOH
But then people say "What about the positive impact on the Economy?"
Of course the economy will do a little better you are just funneling the money BACK to where it came from The Employer.
"Its A Scam"
Meanwhile overall wage growth remains stagnant. As more and more people "Complete" for less and less "Middle Class" jobs.
Just as employers want. Competition for Labor brings down the Value of Labor. While the actual competition for Good and Services has basically diminished over the years as more and more companies combine merge and solidify market share creating virtual monopolies.
Some even make the argument that having a Consumer based economy is a good thing. Not when the consumer doesn't have Real Wealth or purchasing Power. Our Economy is A Debt Based Economy Slave to Banks! Don't get it twisted!!!
What we need is to become Producers not just consumers!!! Whats the root word of Consumer? Thats our fucking #1 Problem. We, Our CONsumer based Economy OVER Consumes and who really benefits? The People? Or the Super Huge Corporations and Banks?
People Talk about the Economy as if we are ALL living breathing vibrant active Participants in it. As if we are ALL Equally invested in it. Nothing could be further from the Truth. We Are The Walking Dead!
They say the Economy added jobs (did we get a promotion or raise?) The stock market went up a few points (but is having a 401k make you a player in the market?) Everyone feels as if they played a part merely by being an Consumer. You're a Pawn.
The invisible hand moves the Pawns across the board which ever way it chooses.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Just spoke with Ronnie Ingram about the "man" (if you can call him that) that was stealing his signs and the Sheriffs Departments possible knowledge.
This is bigger then politics. This "Race" is a Statement that Lenoir County is ready to move on from its racist past. If we fail here and now to see that Ronnie Ingram wins we fail for Generations to come.
Stand Now! The only way to Improve Law Enforcement relations with the Public is for Law Enforcement to be seen as a member of the Public. A Man of the People not Lord and Dictator and Enforcer.
Our Current Sheriffs Department is Sick and Corrupt and in need of MAJOR change. Hopefully when Ronnie wins that change can begin and our community can finally heal.