Posts Tagged ‘wake up’

You may have seen this on Facebook. Or any other outlet. Many of us who have posted this stat are taking real stands of what we see in our U.S. Government. And the center of it is number 45. No, I’m not going to use the name, but we know who he is. But however as far as all that “Making America Great Again” in all: NOPE. Time to rally against the thought that many who supported “45” and having his attitude against immigrants, blacks, Mexicans, and many other things that are not like him is just is. Yes, it’s like a call to activism.


This is where I stand. To me, FB (or this blog post) is a useful vehicle for connecting with old friends and keeping up with family, but it is also a place for my passion and activism. I believe and respect all opinions, even if they don’t agree with mine, so we can all use FB (or this blog post)to vent.

I believe that our 45th President, his power hungry cronies, and the majority of Republicans in Congress are a real and active threat to me, my way of life, and all the people I love. Some people are saying that we should give Trump a chance, that we should “work together” with him because he won the election and he is “everyone’s president.”

This is my response:

•I will not forget how badly he and so many others treated former President Barack Obama for 8 years…

•I will not “work together” to privatize Medicare, cut Social Security and Medicaid.

•I will not “work together” to build a wall.

•I will not “work together” to persecute Muslims.

•I will not “work together” to shut out refugees from other countries.

•I will not “work together” to lower taxes on the 1% and increase taxes on the middle class and poor.

•I will not “work together” to help Trump use the Presidency to line his pockets and those of his family and cronies.

•I will not “work together” to weaken and demolish environmental protection.

•I will not “work together” to sell American lands, especially National Parks, to companies which then despoil those lands.

•I will not “work together” to enable the killing of whole species of animals just because they are predators, or inconvenient for a few, or because some people want to get their thrills killing them.

•I will not “work together” to remove civil rights from anyone.

•I will not “work together” to alienate countries that have been our allies for as long as I have been alive.

•I will not “work together” to slash funding for education.

•I will not “work together” to take basic assistance from people who are at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.

•I will not “work together” to get rid of common sense regulations on guns.

•I will not “work together” to eliminate the minimum wage.

•I will not “work together” to support so-called “Right To Work” laws, or undermine, weaken or destroy Unions in any way.

•I will not “work together” to suppress scientific research, be it on climate change, fracking, or any other issue where a majority of scientists agree that Trump and his supporters are wrong on the facts.

•I will not “work together” to criminalize abortion or restrict health care for women.

•I will not “work together” to increase the number of nations that have nuclear weapons.

•I will not “work together” to put even more “big money” into politics.

•I will not “work together” to violate the Geneva Convention.

•I will not “work together” to give the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazi Party and white supremacists a seat at the table, or to normalize their hatred.

•I will not “work together” to deny health care to people who need it.

•I will not “work together” to deny medical coverage to people on the basis of a “pre-existing condition.”

•I will not “work together” to increase voter suppression.

•I will not “work together” to normalize tyranny.

I will not “work together” to eliminate or reduce ethical oversite at any level of government.

•I will not “work together” with anyone who is, or admires, tyrants and dictators.

•I will not support anyone that thinks its OK to put a pipeline to transport oil on Sacred Ground for Native Americans. And, it would run under the Missouri River, which provides drinking water for millions of people. An accident waiting to happen.

This is my line, and I am drawing it.

•I will stand for honesty, love, respect for all living beings, and for the beating heart that is the center of Life itself.

•I will use my voice and my hands, to reach out to the uninformed, and to anyone who will LISTEN:

That “winning”, “being great again”, “rich” or even “beautiful” is nothing… When others are sacrificed to glorify its existence.

If you agree feel free to copy and re-post (this results in larger numbers of people seeing a post), and if you want, sign your name below ours. Also, if we have left anything out, feel free to add it to this list.


Me. And anyone else that wants in to really save the honor of this Country the right way.

SSP The Struggle Continues


Well there you go, America.

I have a question about this: for those who feel that Officer Darren Wilson got off Scot free with a right decision, are you satisfied with that choice?

Come on, even in the week of thanks, are you really satisfied?

Go ahead. Make a comment, Send a tweet. Post your feelings on Facebook. Hashtag it on Instagram.  Yeah, you can do that.

But what at what costs?

Like many others, I had to interrupt my Monday night stuff to tune in to the verdict. Actually there was no “verdict” as in guilty or not guilty.

Mainly, I’ll let my twitter commentary do this talking: Not indicted. Really?!

And later on I said this: Just to reiterate the commentary: Really I’m not shocked nor surprised.

For those who feel once again that it’s all smoke and mirrors, you all need to wake up! WAKE UP NOW! I don’t care if it’s 2014, the week of Thanksgiving, finding your spot for Black Friday, or anything else, but the thing to do right now, WAKE UP!

This is the reality here. Michael Brown Jr is now on the list of those of Emmett Till, Jena6, Trayvon Martin, and countless others of African decent and young were shot or killed, or beaten up by the police and the cops who did the job got off scot free in court. Or those who have been let go in a not guilty verdict.

And the victims, dead, beaten or scared.

And this is supposed to be a “post racial society?” Are you kidding me?!! I got a challenge:  Show me where a post racial society is. Show me where the safe haven is. Show me where an area in America, in Wisconsin, or the freaking state of Missouri where the safe havens at? And show me how justice for unarmed blacks are supposed to have after they have been killed. And no, the stuff you thought you learned will not be a factor.

As I look on my widescreen and online, and looked at the fires raging in the city, is this the answer? I mean you got businesses on fire that folks worked hard everyday and it’s being burned to the ground. What fuels that? Not just knuckleheads. Pure Human Anger. It was around the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s the 90’s, and currently right now in the era of the first black President of this country. And have been so for a long time. And to those who say, “this is Obama’s fault” – stop. Stop it right now! The President did not cause this to happen, okay? Many of you probably forgot, that when Obama was first elected, there were no riots. There were no looting acts, and you probably had folks said “NOT TODAY!” And speaking of careful decisions, what was those 12 folks (actually 9 of them) were thinking?!! Nevermind the nonsense. I’ll bet 9 of those chosen, were probably white, felt that Darren Wilson was doing his job, defended his post and felt that Michael Brown was the aggressor. On Twitter, I read some ridiculous crap about Michael Brown, being compared to the likes of Hulk Hogan. REALLY?!!! How on God’s green earth that Michael Brown was compared to Hulk Hogan?!!! The Hulkster is freaking 61 years old! Michael Brown was 18 and should have been in college, right now! But no, he’s in a cemetery somewhere in Missouri buried six feet under. And unlike most 18 year olds right now, he’s not with his family in order to celebrate the holidays. The Brown family will have that missing space by the dinner table on Thanksgiving, Christmas, his next birthday, and many other overall holidays that will be commented like, “That was Mike Mike’s spot.” I just know it. And many who have lost loved ones due to senseless violence by the police, has and will go through the same thing. image

I wonder how Darren Wilson will react to this? Oh nevermind. He’ll be back on the job, and while that happens, you will have angry folks, majority of them black will not be on the same page. And I know the talk will continue. Just wait and see. And it better be not for no 3 weeks. Enough of the sideline dancing. As for him also, I know this also, he’s a moving target like a deer in the woods. He is on watch. Here in Milwaukee, I commented about a man of Dontre Hamilton who was shot 14 times at Red Arrow Park earlier this year. And mostly the man who shot him Christopher Manney like Darren Wilson is on watch! For all you folks, who just now realized that Justice is a hard way to fight in all, you are getting your first lesson right now.

And I know on Social Media that many of you are making your declaration of not shopping on Black Friday. In regarding this, yes you have the right not to shop. But I’m putting this out there and I know someone will do this. Some of you reading this story, or those you know very well, or who you may never expect, will shop somehow, someway on Black Friday. I’m saying this now. I don’t care how “active or conscious” you are. Some of you will shop on Black Friday and get that deal on that new TV. Word of warning, it’s not really a deal. Wait until the end the year to get your deal. I wrote this line years ago: “Where are the new Civil Rights Leaders?” Seriously, where they at?! Yo, ballers, rappers, wannabe folks selling socks and bootleg CD’s and Movies at Walmart, are you those folks that should be engaging in the civil rights? My Fellow Sagittarius folks, I know it’s our season and we turn up, but where are you in this? And we are one of the best Zodiacs in the field, but where we at Centaurs?!! We gotta roam!

For all the well known, unsung and unknown soldiers out in the game, where are you? Ministers of the faith: black minsters I know some of you, but the white ministers: I see you with the folks, but where are you in this? And by the way, when you preach on Sunday, you better get the Sermons checked! Somebody better be taking some notes! For the folks getting this late like after third shift, Wake up. For the folks who got black sons at home right now, not only educate, but WAKE THEM UP! For the folks who got black girls at home right now, WAKE UP! For the teachers who got black students in classrooms, or dorm rooms, or labs, WAKE UP! For the bosses/CEO’s/ who got black employees, but soon you might lay them off due to “business” – you all better WAKE UP! For those who have black patients, WAKE UP! If you have black military personnel in your units or groups in the Armed Forces: WAKE UP! And if you’re black, and still think it’s not a concern: WAKE UP! And for those who feel we should be on the Human Power instead of Black Power: WAKE THE BLANK UP!

WAKE UP AMERICA! This is not a drill. No apps, no need to program. Just wake the heck up!

Just today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel launched a new site called Tap Milwaukee. It is a site that you can access, view, or preview the acts or entertainment that the Brew City has to offer. Especially Music. Now, if you are into Hip-Hop,  Local, and in Milwaukee, you already should know that usually that it gets overlooked alot. Ask anyone. But today I heard about twelve songs on the site and I must say that I am impressed. Now, I giving mad respect now because of the talent that is overlooked the most in this town – Hip-Hop. Now, to some, shouldn’t be a big deal. But if you are a fan of Hip Hop and local, and have been commenting that Milwaukee lacks in Hip-Hop because of being labeled as a hater for the whole city then well, it’s time to wake up.

Hear me out when I say this. Milwaukee needs to wake up for real. Just recently there was a Salt-N-Pepa tour here recently, and I happen to stumble onto the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s article about the event. It displayed that the artists were vets like Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Naughty By Nature. But the reporter of the article was on the whiny side stating that the artist were “faded”. Ok, so that’s the journalist’s opinion. But if that reporter or journalist would have done the initiative, he (or she) would have asked those after the show of their opinion. Most of those I think were my age in the early 30’s and 40’s. Where was their opinions in the article? No, not the blogger comments! I’m talking about the actual comments from those who thought were pleased with the performances. I heard that Milwaukee DJ Doc B was in attendance on stage, after being shot outside of a nightspot! Where was his comments? I’m like (finger snap) hello! That is what I want to read about. Or view the patrons on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Video Website. I hope that individual is reading this, however maybe not.

Now getting back to my point. I’m glad after so many complaints, and so many labeled comments about Milwaukee being a hater of Hip-Hop Music, I think it’s time that yes the city should recognize it’s own talent, but specifically with Hip-Hop Music. There is nothing wrong with listening to well known hip hop artists or seeing hip hop acts like The Roots, or Ludacris. But if you never heard of Hip-Hop artists like: Coo-Coo Cal, AUTOmatic, Raze, JC Poppe, Josiah Williams, The Hollows, and Kinto Sol, and live in the Ill Mil? You’re sleeping or you just don’t have the time. But if you just separate yourself from the norm, you might give it a chance for once. Forget about going on Fox6’s Real Milwaukee, but Tap Milwaukee has found an idea that should be suitable to sit and hear about local talent that has been overlooked. And also I hope that it might attract other local hip hop artists just to get a chance for those to listen, learn and just accept it just for what it is.

Milwaukee, it’s time to stop hating. It’s time to start to appreciate what these artists are bringing up in the music game right now. If you can get crunk with Prophetic and Pizzle’s Green and Yellow song when the Packers won the Super Bowl, why not this? By the way, they are local.

Ok Tap Milwaukee, you get a pass from me. But can it get a pass from the local hip-hop fans or hip-hop alike? Only time will tell.