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A Generation Of Idiots

A Generation of Idiots

Albert Einstein believed that One Day there would be a Generation of Idiots. He attested that it would be the doing of Technology. Technology have given us access to Information, which has been vastly misused. To mention a few, Internet Scams and Political Divisiveness. Over and again I have Ascertained the need for Logic and the use of Gray Matters. Being able to Sift through Information is truly a Gift. My Grandmother puts it best, she said that not being able to Seifer ( figure things out ) makes you an Idiot. In other words not being able to sort out what you have been told, makes you a Sponge for Misinformation. At Six years Old I was my Grandmother’s little helper in her Bakery. She started Schooling me early in the Art of Figurative Thinking.

She would tell me Stories from the Bible, I would perplex that poor Woman with an Abundance of  questions. Who, what, where, when, how come, I can still see the Looks in her Eyes when I asked her who wrote the Bible. Being Inquisitive have been a part of me my entire Life. Growing up in the Seventies there were many Conspiracy Theories, it was Conspiracy Theories that put Jesus on the Cross. So you see they are not New. It is People who are incapable of Sifting through things that gives them Credibility. Or those with Eyes that can’t see. On the other hand there are those who knows better but chose to be Ignorant. Like the Members of Congress who clings to the Mendacities. They claim that the Insurrection was a peaceable Protest and that the Election was stolen. The Election was scrutinized under a Microscope by the Department of Justice, the F.B.I by the Supreme Court and Fifty other Federal Courts. For someone to cling on to the notion that the Election was rigged is Absolutely Insane.

Here are Transcripts from AOL News

Half of Republicans believe false accounts of deadly U.S. Capitol riot: Reuters/Ipsos poll

AOL.COM 11 hrs ago

By James Oliphant and Chris Kahn

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Since the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have pushed false and misleading accounts to downplay the event that left five dead and scores of others wounded. His supporters appear to have listened.

  Three months after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to overturn his November election loss, about half of Republicans believe the siege was largely a non-violent protest or was the handiwork of left-wing activists “trying to make Trump look bad,” a new Reuters/Ipsos poll has found.

  Six in 10 Republicans also believe the false claim put out by Trump that November’s presidential election “was stolen” from him due to widespread voter fraud, and the same proportion of Republicans think he should run again in 2024, the March 30-31 poll showed.

  Since the Capitol attack, Trump, many of his allies within the Republican Party and right-wing media personalities have publicly painted a picture of the day’s events jarringly at odds with reality.

  Hundreds of Trump’s supporters, mobilized by the former president’s false claims of a stolen election, climbed walls of the Capitol building and smashed windows to gain entry while lawmakers were inside voting to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory. The rioters – many of them sporting Trump campaign gear and waving flags – also included known white supremacist groups such as the Proud Boys.

  In a recent interview with Fox News, Trump said the rioters posed “zero threat.” Other prominent Republicans, such as Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, have publicly doubted whether Trump supporters were behind the riot.

  Last month, 12 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against a resolution honoring Capitol Police officers who defended the grounds during the rampage, with one lawmaker saying that he objected using the word “insurrection” to describe the incident.

  The Reuters/Ipsos poll shows a large number of rank-and-file Republicans have embraced the myth. While 59% of all Americans say Trump bears some responsibility for the attack, only three in 10 Republicans agree. Eight in 10 Democrats and six in 10 independents reject the false claims that the Capitol siege was “mostly peaceful” or it was staged by left-wing protestors.

  “Republicans have their own version of reality,” said John Geer, an expert on public opinion at Vanderbilt University. “It is a huge problem. Democracy requires accountability and accountability requires evidence.”

  The refusal of Trump and prominent Republicans to repudiate the events of Jan. 6 increases the likelihood of a similar incident happening again, said Susan Corke, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups.

  “That is the biggest danger – normalizing this behavior,” Corke said. “I do think we are going to see more violence.”

  In a fresh reminder of the security threats the U.S. Capitol faces since Jan. 6, a motorist rammed a car into U.S. Capitol police on Friday and brandished a knife, killing one officer and injuring another and forcing the Capitol complex to lock down. Officers shot and killed the suspect.

  Allie Carroll, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, said its members condemned the Capitol attack and referred to a Jan. 13 statement from Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Violence has no place in our politics … Those who partook in the assault on our nation’s Capitol and those who continue to threaten violence should be found, held accountable, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” McDaniel said.

  A representative for Trump did not respond to requests for comment.

  ‘DANGEROUS SPIN ON REALITY’

  The disinformation campaign aimed at downplaying the insurrection and Trump’s role in it reflects a growing consensus within the Republican Party that its fortunes remain tethered to Trump and his devoted base, political observers say.

  According to the new Reuters/Ipsos poll, Trump remains the most popular figure within the party, with eight in 10 Republicans continuing to hold a favorable impression of him.

  “Congressional Republicans have assessed they need to max out the Trump vote to win,” said Tim Miller, a former spokesman for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. “That that is the path back to the majority.”

  Republicans in Congress show few signs of breaking with Trump. Right after the deadly Capitol siege, 147 Republican lawmakers voted against certifying Biden’s election win. The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump for “inciting an insurrection”, making him the only U.S. president to be impeached twice, but most Senate Republicans acquitted him of the charge in a trial.

  Last week, Republican congressman Jim Banks of Indiana said the party must cater to the working-class voters that comprise Trump’s political base ahead of next year’s critical midterm elections that will dictate control of Congress.

  “Members who want to swap out working-class voters because they resent President Trump’s impact… are wrong,” Banks wrote in a memo to Republican House leader Kevin McCarthy, contents of which he posted on Twitter.

  Banks was one of the 147 lawmakers who voted to block certification of Biden’s win, and he later voted against impeaching Trump. Banks did not respond to requests for comment.

  Some mainstream Republicans contend that after Republicans lost both the White House and control of both chambers of Congress on Trump’s watch, the party must move on from the former president in order to attract suburban, moderate and independent voters.

  I rest my Case, a Generation of Idiots, totally incapable of Sorting things out for themselves. Without having a figurative mind, you are like Archie would say ” A Meathead”.

America

Book Revision

Excerpts

The following is a quote from Alex Haley, “Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.” Once again, one of the people who reviewed the first Edition of this Book said that everything that I wrote about Racism is my own personal opinion. Not only does being Biased cloud your Judgment, it makes you stupid. This is my own personal recollection of fifty three years of Observing the way it is in America. Racism is an accepted Behavior in America. That just goes to show, They are everywhere. When you have a Racist person reviewing a Book about Hate, what can you expect? Same goes for a Racist Judge meeting out Justice on a Black person, a Juror not privy to the Published content of a Case but is tainted by Hate is a Guilty Vote for an Innocent Black Man. A Racist Cop arresting a Black person circumvents the Rules of Law. My Algebra Teacher was Racist she didn’t give Flying Horse Feather if I understood the Subject. When Hate is the Engine, your Opinions, your Decisions and Social consciousness are Corrupted. Let’s not forget that Intolerance is the Backbone of a Jackass, We are who we choose to be. Most astonishingly, is that most Racist People always professed that they are not Racist. Believe it or not, I do respect those who own up to their Biased beliefs. “Show me my Enemies and I will be victorious” it’s the ones who call me Brother that I’m afraid of, be they Black or White.
The Environment in Taft was Toxic enough for me to have dropped out in my first Semester. It was like going Home to a Spouse that you hated, going to a Job that you hated. A lot of people who were put in a position like that, snapped. Look at all the Mass Murders in Schools today, if I wasn’t focused on the brighter side of Life, I could have been a Shooter. There were many Brawls after School, I was a fierce Fighter, yet I never joined in any of their Fracases. Though Racial Injustice ruled my School, the Neighborhood and the rest of the Country. If I saw a White Kid being pummeled by a Group of Blacks, or vice versa, I would have jumped in and saved the Kid. I just don’t care for Injustice, no matter who is dishing it out, or who the Recipient is. The Stress was insurmountable, smoking weed helped me with coping with it. It was there that I learned Stress Management, I had no choice but to deal with it or go off the deep end. The seating arrangements in the Classrooms flaunted Racism, there was never a Black Kid sitting in the first five Rows. That was a short while after the time when a Pregnant Woman or an Old Black Woman had to give up their seats to a young and healthy White Man. Cesspool Mentality is what I call that. Yet no one dares to call out these Cruds. Taft as well as the rest of America was bad for the Nerves, trying to keep it together, and not to snap. It’s not only Adults who snap, kids also lose it. Look at Nicholas Cruz, he killed seventeen people in his School. Kids are just kids and they don’t know that if you keep poking someone with a stick, one day the Recipient will break it over your head. Many cold Mornings I chose to walk the two and a half miles to School, so that I could smoke a Joint. By the time I got to Math Class I was still stoned, dealing with that Evil Woman who taught Algebra was a test of Strength. So I chose to stay Medicated when I was in her Class. That was the only way I could keep from snatching her bald. I found it astonishing how she favored light skinned Negros like my friend and hated my dark Skin. Through all this, I did meet some Great White Kids in my Drama Class. But then again you have to remember that Artists are very different People. I even had the Leading Role with a White Girl playing Emily, in our Little Town. We interacted well in School, but we never hung out on the Weekends. In the Movie The Bronx Tale, a Black Kid was Murdered within walking distance from my School. This was once an all white School in an all white Neighborhood, before we came there looking for a better place to live. My grandfather always said, “that’s just the way it is, leave it alone”. Sad to say that Haters have the same mindset, ” leave it alone ” they don’t like it when someone like me brings up the Subject, having the mindset of, the less said the better, creates a roadblock to the Solution. As the saying goes, ” Nothing grows in a comfort zone”. There can’t be a solution to a problem without having a Discussion. Many of my Teachers were of the same Mindset as my Classmates. It was here that I Learned the meaning of Nepotism and Bigotry. They took the Time to explain to White Idiots, but they didn’t care if Black Idiots understood the Subjects. When I struggled with Algebra, it seemed like my Teacher gloated, as if to say ” I told you that Niggers were stupid “. She was an awful Redneck who spoke down to me, I will never forget that Witch.

Life, Motivation

It doesn’t matter

It doesn’t matter

When I worked in Construction we had a saying about dealing with the hard work. ” It’s all mind over Matter, If you’ve got no mind, it don’t matter. That my friend is the Motivation for this Blog, having a mind of your own and not following the mass. When I was fourteen years old, while doing the Laundry Mother found a big Bag of Marijuana in my pocket. Being the most Diplomatic person, she said nothing of her find for Days. Then one day she asked me how do I want to live my life. ” Do you want to be a Shepherd or a Sheep?” She continued, I found your Weed and I flushed it down the toilet. Is this what you want to do? I snapped, everybody smoke Weed, which was true in the sixties. Knowing that I was in the wrong, I kept quiet and listened to the rest of the chastising. She continued, ” If everyone jumped off the George Washington Bridge, are you going to jump also. That was my first Lesson about Individuality. Being your own Man. Mother was a hard working single Mom. She was a progressive Blue Collar worker, she worked in a Professional Kitchen before many women, when the Industry was Male dominated. Seventy years before Julia Child and Pioneer Woman.

Years earlier we were Dirt Poor, because of her Health she could not maintain a job. There was a time when my Brother and I had two sets of Clothing, one on our backs, the other in the wash. That’s how she kept us looking pristine in Parochial School. Everyone thought we came from a well to do Family. If there was a hole in our Khaki pants, she would patch the hole and they would become clothes to play in. Back in the day, Clarence Carter had a song called Patches, the Song was about growing up Dirt Poor. As a result of being so Damned poor in earlier years. Three months from my fifteenth Birthday, I got my first job, packing Groceries for Associated Supermarket. From there on I was never out of work, Poverty scares me. I worked all through High School and brought Money home to support the Household. Everyone in the School thought that I was a Drug Dealer because of the way I Dressed. Since H.S. Fashion has been a big part of my Persona.

Sometimes I think that the years of not having Clothes is the reason. The only Books other than Textbooks I read was G.Q. and anything dealing with Fashion and Social Grooming. I was so fashionable inclined, my Graduation Gift to the Class was a Fashion Show that Orchestrated. I staged it and Modeled some Clothes that I Designed and fabricated. My gift with a Needle and Thread came from my mother and my Cousin who she helped in training her to be a great Seamstress and Designer who made Clothes for Jackie O. and other famous people.

The Fashion Show was a Smash, we invited Smokie Robinson and he showed up and performed on our Stage. That Shindig was the biggest party that I ever threw in my entire life. Many of the people in the Show went on to study at the Fashion Institute Technology, So I ask you? Is there anyone else who is more capable of being Critical of Today’s Fashion? Wearing your Pants showing your Ass-Crack, Holes in your Jeans and Leggings showing all your goodies is Lame. Some Dumb-ass Fashion Designer who Went to The Fashion Institute who have never been Poor decides to make fun of Poverty with tattered Jeans and the world of Sheep makes him Rich. Wearing Clothes with Holes in them, is making fun of Poverty. Wearing your Pants below your Ass crack is a Fashion that was Started in Prisons by Cellblock Whores, advertising their availability. Leggings is supposed to be an understatement. Once again, it’s all Mind over Matter, If you’ve got no Mind, it don’t matter. Be a Shepherd, not a Sheep. I can not end this Blog without addressing another disgusting trend, putting your kids in the same Shopping Cart where I put my Food is nasty. Sanitary practices are more important than lame Fashion trends. I have not posted in a long time, I have been busy with restructuring my Book and relocating to South Carolina. Those who follow my Blogs knows that I like to speak my mind and keep it short and sweet, Fin.

P.S.
We are not looking for Tuna that taste good, we are looking for Fashion with good taste.

Life

‘Soft on crime’ attacks target Republicans who favor changes

My Friend Mark Hershberger once bragged to me that he owned 100 Guns, he was a Republican. His wife a Sharpshooter who could hit a Bullseye at two Thousand feet, shot and killed him at Fifty feet claiming she taught he was a Bear. Republicans support a Gun in every Household and they are all in the N.R.A’s Pocket.

https://www.aol.com/soft-crime-attacks-target-republicans-044712481-143908284.html With violent crime increasing in many parts of the U.S., Republicans see a winning strategy in portraying Democrats as soft on crime ahead of this year’s elect…

America, Motivation

Human Kindness

Human Kindness

I have not posted anything in a while, I’ve been busy overhauling my first Book, ” Through her Eyes” so that I can publish the second Edition in a Professional manner. I was getting Leary about the Subject Matter I chose, Racism. In the Book I focused on the Problem of Racism in America. Then I learned yesterday that the Problem goes beyond the Proverbial Pond, and is alive and well in the rest of this Cesspool we call Earth. Growing up in the Seventies I became a Staunch anti-War Advocate. The fact that America was in Vietnam fighting an Illegal War and had just survived a Nuclear Confrontation with Russia. I have always had a bad taste in my Mouth for Communism, where Creativity is discouraged. So naturally I have been anti-Russia for a long time. A Friend of mine Vacationed in Russia two years ago. When he told me that there were Black People in Russia, I Thought that was cool and that the World, except America, was resigned to the fact that Black People have a Right to live also. Considering that we’ve been here a long time, enough to have had Great Empires, and was self-automated, until the Supremacists of Europe Dismantled Africa. It’s six Hundred years later and they are still giving us Hell. Now the Medusa has raised her Head and Bad Heart in The Ukraine. Here are Excerpts from the New York Times..
Africans who had been living in Ukraine say they were stuck for days at crossings into neighboring European Union countries, huddling in the cold without food or shelter, held up by Ukrainian authorities who pushed them to the ends of long lines and even beat them, while letting Ukrainians through. Now I ask you, ” How’s that for living in the past, present and future” That is where we are in Race Relations, World wide. One step forward, two steps backwards.

I have always known that choosing this Topic for my Book was of it’s Time. I grew up in the Hippies Culture, so I Hate no one. But after Observing this inherited and Transcendence of this Culture of Hate for fifty five years. This has made me a Flag bearer for Inequality, and been a Victim many times. Haters need to wake up and realize that no matter what their preoccupation for hating Black People are. Change must and will come, Peacefully or Painstakingly. In nineteen seventy two, I told my friends that one Day, Buildings would fall in America, as they did in Palestine. They did not believe me, they said that it would be isolated to the Middle East. Let’s not forget that it was Human Rights Issues that brought the West Bank to Extremism. Then came Tim McVeigh and the Social security Building in Oklahoma, then the World Trade Center. In my Book, I stated that the Environment in America after Trump Supporters Defecated in and on the Capitol, was a Magnet for Radicalism on both sides of the Fence. Haters need to realize that there is just so much that even a Monk can take before he lashes back. In the Seventies America felt safe from Extremism. Today Extremism is on the rise on both sides. Three years ago a young Black Man returned from a Tour of Duty in Afghanistan to find that nothing had changed. With the sentiment that “It don’t make no matter” He armed himself, took up a Vantage point in a Garage, four Stories up. In the end five Cops killed, he was blown up with a Robot Bomb. In the Book I stated that he was a Jihadist. How many more of them are you creating with what Ukraine did to helpless People seeking Human Kindness?

One of the People who motivated me writing the Book. He once beat one of my Coworkers for calling me a Nigger. I was on a different job but he did my Battle for me.

We’ve been around for a long time

Here are Excerpts from my Book..

Spielberg said, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible”. My daydream is that one day I will wake up and the daymares of Racism will be just a bad recurring dream that I have been having for fifty three years. The stark reality is that Dr. King’s dream is overshadowed by my daymares. Sometimes it appears that the struggles of the sixties and seventies didn’t resonate, that all the Protesting by Dr King, all the beatings, the water Cannons and the Dogs tearing through Protests was all for nothing. Social justice , Financial Equity, and equality is not just a dream. It’s a call to the Social consciousness of America. Why else was the Constitution written? We are not the Fool that you make us to be, there has to be a reckoning one day. The same Country that has sent Troops all over the world to defend Human Rights. While it’s own House in shambles, with its Citizens practicing Human Rights Violations Daily with Hate Crimes.The same Country that placed Sanctions on South Africa in the seventies for it’s Policies of Apartheid

REVIEWED BY Fatima Aladdin (reedsy.com/discovery)

Worth reading

Even after a life-long of unjust hatred, the author refuses to give in to it and continues to be loving of his fellow man.

Author Anthony Dixon has had to endure unjust hatred since the moment he stepped into America and for fifty-three years since. People treated him with racism, hatred, prejudice, and disdain – all for having a different color of skin.

Throughout his book, the author talks about how we are all the same regardless of our race, because we all belong to the human race, especially since it is believed by one of the greatest minds – Einstein – that there is not one pure race. He goes on to call out prejudiced people on their ignorance that keeps them from seeing the clear fact that we are all basically the same, and he calls out those who invade other countries and take over their riches then declare themselves superior for doing so. He exposes the American educational system, religion, and parents to be corrupted by bigotry and spreading it through the generations.

Luckily, the author is able to see the world through his mother’s eyes (hence the title) who taught him how to see all people as his equals – none better than him without that meaning that he was better than them. This lesson immunized the writer to the hatred that kept trying to claim him and taught him how to work hard to earn everyone’s respect. He also credits his mother with teaching him that passing better information and ideals to the next generation is the only way to truly live.

The style of writing appears to be too random; the author jumps from one place to the other without any kind of system being behind it – which he himself admits. This could prove confusing to many readers. The book could have benefited from more thorough editing and further exploration of certain parts.

The book is basically the journal of a man who has had enough of all the hatred he has received and decided to create art with it rather than let it consume him.

I recommend this book to all those interested in learning more about life through the eyes of others.

America, Health, Life

Walmart temporarily shut nearly 60 U.S. stores for COVID cleaning in December

Mandates, Guidelines and Protocols should be followed. Usually the People making them are far more equipped and capable than our little minds and silly motions can concor. Especially dealing with Conspiracies and freedom of Choice. I once had a Conversation with a Judge who served on the Federal Circuit. We were discussing Mask wearing, we were both pro Mask . Her last word on the Subject was. After all this is America and everyone has the Right to be Stupid. A D. Excerpts from the shared Article- Dan Jacobs, co-owner of DanDan and two other Milwaukee restaurants, said his locations lost $80,000 of business between Christmas and New Year’s Day as staff caught COVID-19 or called out because they were afraid of getting sick.

https://www.aol.com/walmart-temporarily-shut-nearly-60-235154242-005948339.html Walmart temporarily shut almost 60 U.S. stores in COVID-19 hotspots in December to sanitize them against the virus, in a sign the new Omicron variant is disrup…