Thursday, September 25, 2008
Heskey, recipient of the monkey sound treatment from Croatia's football fans.
When one is beginning to get deluded that the world is getting better, a dark cloud appears and out comes a racist bolt. It would be fascinating to have a daily tracking of what I now call racist bolts, incessant attacks on black humanity.
A community, country or a public figure makes a racist statement or acts in a racist manner to remind the black species that they are lesser than the rest of humanity. It appears as if the more public outrage there is, the more charged the next bolt becomes. Most recently there are two bolts, one was from New Mexico GOP Hispanic leader Fernando C. de Baca, on why Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will do well in that state:
"The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors. African-Americans came here as slaves. Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won’t vote for a black president".
And following is the latest from Europe's cultured football fans.
My reaction, pure fascination. Most people actually think this way but not many will say it. You have to give those Hispanic bolters that.
And now to Europe;
GENEVA (AFP) - World football's ruling body FIFA on Thursday fined the Croatian Football Federation 30,000 Swiss francs after Croat fans racially abused England striker Emile Heskey during a World Cup qualifier.
FIFA warned that further infringements "would lead to more severe sanctions".
En route to an eventual 4-1 victory for England earlier this month, Heskey was taunted with monkey chants from a section of the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb when he was booked for fouling Niko Kovac.
England's Football Association then took the case to FIFA.
It is not the first time Croatia's fans have been sanctioned for racist abuse.
Croatia had to pay a small fine during Euro 2008 for racist abuse from their fans during their game against Turkey.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Pastor Thomas Muthee
It looks like Kenyans are running out of Marathons and into American Politics. This is a hillarious story about Palin's much favored Pastor Thomas Muthee who is literally a witch hunter. Fact is indeed stranger than fiction.
Palin under fire over African pastor friend who waged witch-hunt against woman he believed caused car crashes
By Paul Thompson
Vice presidential pick Sarah Palin is known for her strident views on religion and the power of prayer.
But her credibility is once again being questioned after an African pastor she credits with helping her political career was revealed to have waged a witch-hunt against a woman who was said to cause car crashes with her "demonic spells."
In June, Palin told how a visiting pastor from Kenya had foretold she was destined for greater things.
She told other members of the Assembly of God church in her home town of Wasilla, Alaska, that Thomas Muthee had laid his hands on her head and prayed over her when they met in 2005.
After what the 44-year-old described as his "awesome" prayer she went on to become Alaska's first governor.
Recalling the event, Palin said “As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold.
"And he was praying “Lord make a way, Lord make a way.
“And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are.
"And he’s praying not “oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,” no, he just prayed for it.
"He said “Lord make a way and let her do this next step. And that’s exactly what happened.”
Muthee had visited her church in Alaska in his role as the founder of the Word of Faith Church, also known as the Prayer Cave.
But it has now emerged that he was once involved in driving out a woman from her home who local villagers believed was a witch.
The pastor speaks of his offensive against a demonic presence in the town of Kiambu in a trailer for a evangelical video “Transformations”, made by a Christian research and information agency.
The full Transformations video featuring Muthee’s story was on YouTube but has now been removed.
Details of what happened were reported at the time in the Christian Science Monitor, as well as on numerous evangelical websites.
According to the Monitor, six months of prayer and research identified the source of the witchcraft as a local woman called Mama Jane.
Her alleged involvement in fortune-telling and the fact that she lived near the site of a number of fatal car accidents led Pastor Muthee to publicly brand her a witch.
He ordered her to offer her up her soul for salvation or leave Kiambu.
“Muthee held a crusade that 'brought about 200 people to Christ'”, the Monitor said.
They set up round-the-clock prayer intercession and eventually, says the pastor “the demonic influence was broken”, and Mama Jane fled the town.
According to accounts of the witch-hunt circulated on evangelical websites, after Mutheee spoke out against Mama Jane many villagers demanded she be stoned.
Police raided her home and shot a pet python which was believed to be a demon.
Muthee,who said he became a pastor after "God spoke" to him in 1989, has frequently referred to this witch-hunt in his sermons as an example of the power of “spiritual warfare”.
Friday, September 12, 2008
The Chimps, Orangutans, Gorillas etal have arrived. Well at least in Spain. The Spanish Law makers have passed a law giving the great ones basic human rights.
The legislators based their declaration on one made by the Great Ape Project.
It promotes the right to life, the protection of individual freedom and the prohibition of torture. The Great Ape Project was founded 15 years based on a book of that name by the philosophers Peter Singer and Paola Cavalieri.
Here is the great Ape Protection Act that was delivered in Congress last April
Who said the world wasn't becoming a better place?
I am curious to see how fast this one goes through congress. From what I gather, most countries are considering adopting the same position and passing the laws. In short The Great Apes will soon be considered equal to humans, at least on paper.
This just jogged up a memory for me. I have not watched 'Gorillas in the Mist' but I come from the area where the Gorillas live and as a result of that movie we have an endless flow of tourists from all over the world coming to see the Gorillas. I am not sure what story the movie tells but from what I gathered on the ground, Diane Forsey was killed by the very people who knew her and probably worked for her. One reason given was that she treated the Gorillas better than her human workers.
Not to hate on the Primate's freedom , but with this sudden recognition and the granting of "equality" (and I read somewhere that part of the process creating this declaration was done in Congo-Kinshasa where there is an ongoing forgotten genocide), could we have a Diane Forsey like back clash on a large scale, only that this time the primates these people seek to protect will be the actual victims?
But not to be rude, I would like to welcome the new members to the Human race, Good luck buddies.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I have wanted to say this for a long time but since I tend to get alot of flak for what I write, I wanted to leave this sacred cow alone however latest developments have changed that.
Oprah is caught up in a controversy over not accepting to interview Governor Palin on her show. Her argument is that though she supports Obama, she never intended to use her show to interview candidates or promote them. Granted she interviewed Obama afew times but this was before he became a candidate.
This would not have been much news to me if her ratings were stable but alas her ratings have fallen 7% since she endorsed Obama. Those on the right argue that by interviewing Palin she will reclaim her lost conservative viewers. Really? Okay let us get this straight, Oprah was fine to these women until she decided to show a preferance for a Presidential candidate that was not favorible to these white women viewers.
Which brings me to what I had long suspected. What exactly has been Oprah's appeal to these Surbuban and small town white women? Is there any profound Wisdom that Oprah puts out that cannot be found anywhere? Personally my favorite people of Wisdom are actually White males like Scott Peck and Wayne Dyer. I am not sure of their political affiliations but that is besides my preferance for their work.
I was therefore always suspiscious of Oprah's audience, I always felt that she played into some sick role of a mammmy in these women's minds. I have lived in the states long enough to experience the nurturing role projected on Black women by White women in this society. Its for that reason that I am very wary of friendships with White American women, there are many Scarlet O'haras out there. And like many of my biases I bet in the next few days I will meet a decent white woman that does not have that sick need, (a way of my higher power to knock the wind of prejudice out of me).
Anyway back to Oprah, its not hard to psychoanalyze this audience she lost. She was as good as long as she stuck to the role they prescribed to her in their mind which is a mammy to serve their psychological needs and make them feel comfortable in their plantation Master's daughter's precious minds. It was arrogant, uppity and downright disgraceful of her to assume that she could elevate herself to their level. She seems to have forgotten who she is and her place.
If I were Oprah right now I would be considering pulling a Dave Chappell, she has a home in South Africa right?
Oprah, I would call it a wrap at this point, unfortunately I can not congratulate you for a job well done. How do you congratulate a mammy? For surviving? Alright then, good job surviving.
Monday, September 1, 2008
And now the news comes out the Sara Palin's 17 year old daughter is pregnant. They were forced to come out with it after internet rumors that her 4 month old baby is actualy her daughter's. This in conservative circles is a huge scandal and everyone is trying to save face. How do I know? I have had first hand experience of having an older sibling get pregnant at age 15.
If you think Conservatives in America over react to this stuff, consider this; In my culture less than a century ago a pregnant teenage girl was killed by throwing her down a water fall. It is a disgrace and brings dishonor and shame to the family. There is nothing that screams poor parenting than a pregant teenage child. For my sister, my father disowned her. Parents from my culture still do this.
And back to Palin. Considering the impact and embarrassment from this, shouldn't she be concentrating on her family and the issues arising out of this other than running for one of the highest offices in the land? In my family's situation, almost everything fell apart. Life is not the same after such and event which surprises me that Palin will put her career before her family. Some may argue that she is putting America first, but is she?
Granted, teenagers are rebellious but going by conservative standards, we can safely say that a pregnant teenager does indeed say something about the parenting they received, lack of sex education maybe? What made her go out there and be so reckless knowing the dangers out there? Is she aware of the other dangers of unprotected sex other than pregnancy ? Or was she just relying on her God?
Something doesn't look good about this whole saga and its not simply the embarrassment of a teenage prenancy but of the mother that has let the scandal onto the national stage and putting her daughter up for such painful scrutiny instead of helping hold her hand while she goes through probably the most traumatic event of her life. As a woman and mother, Palin doesn't look good.