( Disclaimer).. click your mouse, and go to the next post, if you are looking for a good-time Dick and Jane story, because this one just may provoke you to think about more than vanity… For those who detest thinking or with fragile minds to address much that is avoided to be discussed. “you have been warned” – therefore if you result to be agitated and frustrated… then you probably should not read, nor have read this.
IF you are interested in addressing the reality in our society, our world, our city and our communities, then hopefully you will read with an open mind and become positively inspired, and enjoy the discussion, to invest yourself in not only thinking, but in doing what you can to help build a better community of city. We are all Americans, and we can do and acheive anything, and certainly we can correct the faults that plague our society. If only we become to care to do so.
Austerity does not grow an economy, nor does it uplift the lives and standard of living of the people of any land.
Austerity measures are typically taken if there is a perceived threat that government cannot honor its debt liabilities. Such a situation may arise if a government has borrowed in foreign currencies which they have no right to issue or they have been legally forbidden from issuing their own currency. In such a situation banks may lose trust in government’s ability and/or willingness to pay and refuse to roll over existing debts or demand exorbitant interest rates. In such situations, inter-governmental institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) typically come in and demand austerity measures in exchange for functioning as a lender of last resort. When the IMF requires such a policy, the terms are known as ‘IMF conditionalities‘.
Development projects, welfare, and other social spending are common programs of spending that are targeted for cuts. Taxes, port and airport fees and train and bus fares are common sources of increased user fees.
In many cases, austerity measures have been associated with short-term declines in standard of living .
Slowly, the European nations, have acknowledge the right move of the swift actions of a the stimilus we engaged to get our nation back to functioning.
Our task now, remains and must become first priority, to reel in banking, and the put heavy governance on the stock markets. Today, we have the criminal conduct of insider trading, because the goons at the helm of the stock market have not realized the damage they have done, we have continually, bankers who make collusive games, pay themselves with public money and gamble with money taxpayers used to salvage them, they have not learned to respect the public as a whole. We need to criminally prosecute all the heads of these banks, and not with a slap on the wrist, but 100’s of millions in fines, and long prison terms. and until we get the guts and determination to do so, they will continue to dominate and regulate and deflate the nation and its people, for the sake of their own greed.
These people are not the best, nor the brightest, they are by their acts and their actions, treasonist engagers, who take down a nation for the selfishness of their own greed. Until we reality this truth, we become a parety to supporting the economic treason they engage.
To get a true understanding, please review the term “treason”
The crime of betraying one’s government; Providing aid and comfort to the enemy – (this is exactly what banks and wall street did, when they gave comfort the the extremist terrorist, who sought to bring us to our economic knees… instead, our banks aided them in their endeavor, wall street play right into their aism, and they gave them a moral victory, to see our economy tumble into the abyss. Even the outside forces did not do the damage that our internal banking system and wall street collusively engaged to do, by their utter and blatent greed. They took parts of our money and gave it over to fund fighting, shipping away jobs, and enriching themselves as they devastated industry upon industry, and destroyhed the value of the homes of American people. and supporting the spike of fuel to quardruple, by the very acts that were engaged- and their actions, played into the hands of the enemy, whose main aim, as they stated, was to weaken and destroy this nation economy)
That is an act of ‘Economic Treason” engaged by the American Banking system and the Wall Street Markets.
This is exactly what banks and the wall street shams did to this nations,” they betrayed the sovereignity of our economic system of nation. and when we as people realize the meaning of this, by simply looking at the landscape of default, homelessness and joblessness, and the devaluation of our currency, and the distrust they brought upon us, by every nation in the free world. This is by act and fact, ‘treasons’ – when we learn the meaning of what is “Economic Treason”, we then can understand what has been done. Most people only know treason, when it relates to selling secrets, but Treason, is by principle ‘ acts and betrayal of ones sovereign. and our economic sovereignty was damaged severely.
How do we regain our nation, its stature and its strength.
We take the power back, by turning our value to the “Municipal Bonds’, they can be structured, not for get rich schemes, but for solid city building, with equity gains for the citiznes who support them. this rules out the banking industry from destroying our homes, our cities and our communities. We can go further, to create Mortgage backed Municipal Securities, then there is nothing for bankers to steal, and no room for them to create devaluation of our homes nor our cities.
Please read without fear driven thought, nor let yourself become lose in self defeatist thought, then it will become apparant, the value we must learn to respect of Municipal Bonds. They are not get rich quick instruments. But we should not want get rich quick schemes, because none have ever proven to be anything but giant pyramid schemes, Municipal Bonds, support, create and build, solid cities, protect homes, preserve the value of community and pay a dividen, and these can be made to pay tax free gains. This is how we build security and solidity. We we choose leaders smart enough economically to see the long term benefits, then we will choose wisely those who lead us.
These bonds do not lend themselves to political pay off, nor do they lend themselves for politicians to make use and sell away the voice of the people.
This makes them the most valuable instruments we can create, for stability of a nation, its cities and its people.
a bond issued by a state, U.S. Territory, city, local government, or their agencies. Interest income received by holders of municipal bonds is often exempt from the federal income tax and from the income tax of the state in which they are issued, although municipal bonds issued for certain purposes may not be tax exempt.
We as a city- must craft the type of bonds, that are ‘exempt’, and make our efforts to make an attractive return, then we can poise ourselves to take on the growth development to push the “master plan ahead’, and many other growth projects.
Let’s be different, we can turn the tide of our localized money going to big brokerage houses, and being carted away to over-seas markets, or ending up in the pockets of Bankers, Stock brokers, and every other goon that rips and bleed and rob away the value.
Let’s be smart, let’s create Municipal bonds, that we can make more attractive than many of the instruments in the market today, then we keep our money in our city and our region.. We won’t have to sit back and watch bankers, cart away 10’s of million in pay and bonuses, and give themselves outrageous perks, and live like royalty off of hard working people’s money.
What will it Take before the AMERICAN PEOPLE
Take back their lives from Banks. and take back their lives from Investment brokerage firms. Goldman-Sachs, has been controlling this country for more than 30 years, and before them, there were a conglomerate of Bankers, who seized America and turned it into their own ‘graft program”. and we as America people simply remain unaware. We need to learn to teach Financial System understanding in High School as a mandatory course, so that American people, can learn what power they have not to become continually indentured unto banking system. These banks use your money, these investment houses use your money to make you their indentured servant, and they fleece you and everyone else in this nation, cycle after cycles. they crash companies, and make you and me unemployed, they loot anything that has gained any equity, and then they pay themselves bonus upon bonus for doing do , and we sit and remain in awe of them, and give our lives over, to these goons in suits, who build smoke screens and pay for collusion via the elected officials who fill the ranks of congress. You elect them, and they return home millionaires, because they simply sold away your voice, to enrich themselves.
Instead of writing like this bringing people to think, they would rather condemn the writer, than to open their minds and face the things they fear thinking about. so invariably they remain powerless by the choice not to think.
people rush out to invest their money in a system that is known for corruption, and graft of every sort, instead of Pushing their Local government, in their local city, to create Municipal bonds, where they can invest in their own community and city. Municipal Bonds can be created with clauses which prevent them from being played with in the derivative games, they cannot be packaged and sold like some gambling organization playing with the lively hood of people. They can have any restrictions that people deem necessary to protect them.
They can be crafted to support city growth, they are not designed as get rich quick schemes, but they are designed to give the long term gains, to those who also benefit from an improved city, and stable community developmental growth. But one thing is for sure, you don’t risk loosing your hard earned principal.
They also can be crafted where you do not pay tax, on the gains, you earn, because the money goes to improve the city and community which you live, so by every means you win, but you win more than a mass of dollars, you win because you create a better living environment, you help build up your local infrastructure, you help fund the development of enterprise which in turn contributes to the city you live within, and the community you call home.
We need smart leaders, who think in realistic economic terms, and not try to get hung up on seeking things which divert our money away from our community. Unfortunately, we don’t have leaders who even talk about the details of economic growth. they don’t present innovative ways to craft measures to keep our money within our community.
Not once have they moved to create and push the brokers in our community of city, to develop Bonds, that support the growth of our city and make a series of bonds, which address a series of programs, from infrastructure, to commercial growth. What have we done to create Industrial growth? Why don’t we have bonds, that back industries which can be created to produce the things we consume ?
We have even fertile farm land, but we don’t have a local municipal bond structure, which can address this, and these can be based on seasonal performance productions. We are not creative, nor do we have a system that is based on economic building. We trip on everything but we won’t even venture to look in this direction. Why?
Investment management Programs
We make mistakes a plenty.. when Haynesville Shale came to the region, we leased to them city land, but we did not mandate, they invest a dime, we could have told them flat out, if they want the leases to this land, then ‘refurbish the Old Oil building”, we could have mandated they back and underwrite, the remodeling of the Slattery Building. Instead we got bright eyed, and unaware of how to deal with money, that we fell for a million dollars, and resulted to give away 100’s of millions of future gains, because we were not thinking.
We designated an area as a Cultural zone, but did we tell Chesapeake, that they would have to show interest in our community and put up 5 million dollars, toward the development and implementation of the cultural zone.
I think, I’m going to run for council person when the term is up for the current person, because not being where a voice can make a different, results to a voice getting ignored, and ideas get pushed to the side.
Crafting new ideas and supporting them
We have a city attorney office, and they have enough contract attorneys who do business with the city, that we can request any type of crafting of legal policy that we want to improve our city.
We also need to make a way, where average citizens get Adjudicated property, and then get some economic or community based funds as loans and grants, to do something with this property. then we began to support people who have ideas.
The council as well as the mayor, has to have both their like for political methods of being politicians, but they also have to have ‘economic sensibilities” as well. Its fine to have and be a politician, but that has to be mixed with being a business minded persons as well, and understand without economic investment, just playing political speak, does not grow an area. We sit on assets, we develop no incentive plan that promotes growth, we simply sit and wait with a vain hope that some big industrial organization will come and offer up something. When we learn how to rebuild internally, we won’t have to go soliciting anyone to come her, they will come because they see growth. but they are not coming just because we want to dump the reliance on them to build up something, that we have not invested to began to build support things.
Look at the Casino’s, they’ve been here what near 20+yrs, but we have failed for 20 yrs to build up our downtown, and we wonder why conventioneer’s ignore us, we don’t have a city infrastructure of attributes to give them anything to do but the option go to one of two Casino’s, they can’t shop downtown because there is no shopping, they can’t eat downtown because there are not eateries , and as for entertainment, we are so stuck in trying to be a bible belt community, that we defeat anything, that even remotely concerns entertainment.
We have Lakes all over the place, but when is there any focus put into having seasonal water craft performance functions. We won’t spend any money to dredge the river, and make it something that is functional as both an entertainment areas, there are sand bars, in the river areas, but we’ve not figured out yet, how to make any use of them, so the river just sits there, no traffic, and no entertainment even remotely considered to be built there.
We never even considered to build a park on any property adjacent to the convention center, when there could a be a park build on the North back side of Sams’ Town. but if you look to the West end of the convention center, there is a fence aroun the electrical power items, but no one even considered to do something artistic to camaflouge this eye sore, attached to a new facility. We have and had no idea, how to build anything directly across from the convention center, its just looks like an eye sore across the street. WHY ?
This is our Downtown area, why do we have so little concern for the aestetics of areas with full circle considerations ? Even on the back side of the convention Center, why did someone not think to build some type of garden areas, we simply ignored too many things, and expected the building alone to do what it cannot do as a stand alone unit.
If a person came to a convention, and left to want to walk around, where are they going”‘ and what can they see within walking distance, except two casino’s, and a court house? they certainly can’t shop, unless they want to trek down Youree, and there if they don'[t have a car, the way the stores are laid out, it certainly was not designed for people to walk about .. If we want to be a great city, we have to respect what it means to have pedestrian traffic areas, which actually have things to attract pedestrian traffic.
We can build a bridge across a Lake, but we can’t insert pylons and build a entertainment and restaurant venue out in the water. ? Why?
We have Ford Park, but where is the yearly concert there? We have Fair grounds Stadium, but where is the summer concert there?, it just sits empty and no one in the city will even remotely consider helping fund and support by loan or grant, the ability for someone to create it.
What the heck is wrong with people, they can’t look at Milam street behind the court house, and see the idea for shopping and entertainment in these building that just sit there, looking like an abandoned city. We got Texas Street that looks like a ghost town, with empty building after empty building, but we can’t think of how to create a rent control district, and get these things rented.
But if you are not in the clique of people who play political buddy up games, you can forget anyone supporting anything. Most of the 100k a year people, they are happy to collect their money and go to their prim neighborhoods, and they could care less about any of it, because they earn 3 times the median income, so why should they care.
But you can certainly bet, any of them who read this, the only thing they will get is, a mindset to attack the writer !!! and if they can find a way, they will defeat anything the writer discusses, and some may even craft a vendetta to go after the writer.. Rather than to be inspired to actually become pro-active and use it as food for thought.
The problem in this city, is everyone is afraid someone may know something they don’t know, or someone may have an idea they did not think of, and that someone may be outspoken about something they themselves fear discussion, so they go into attack mode, rather than investigating and trying to work with people, who try to think of ways to build us up.
Everything is too much about, people in position wanting to take credit, more than wanting to unite with people and make our area prosperous.
Can anyone tell any citizen why the money for the community center in Ledbedder has not been created. The money has been allocated for more than 12+ years, but not a piece of grass has been turned over to do anything. Yet, when the YWCA needed money, they fought like hell, to not help them, and then claim they would build a alternate unit in Ledbedder, but not a thing has happen, and it has never been spoken of again. “Why”.
The cultural zone was claimed, but how many millions of dollars was set aside to actually make it happen. Not one dime. do we even have a program in the city that helps Senior Citizen with their unreasonable Medicare cost. Why don’t we have a program of some sort that raise money to help offset the co-pay for these senior citizens who are already living on below poverty wage, with the low paying social security.
Does anyone have an organization that mandates that anyone who wants to run a complex for senior citizens, have some set provision that must be afforded to these people,. If no one complains then they are simply a forgotten group of people.
We have young people who have lost a mother, and their father may be incarcerated, but why don’t we have a tuition program, where we build relations with colleges, to get these people accessibility to college without a bunch of red tape and utter denials. We have families that live below poverty, but they have no means to get their kids to higher education, because we don’t have agreement with colleges to open their doors to them.
Building an enviornment we can market of “skilled people”
We have closed school building, which can help the adults who have lost jobs, and some even after 10-20 yrs, who can benefit from certificate programs, to up their skill level, but we have not one politician in the city, who has even addressed this, and I know I’ve written about it countless time, but still not one has even ventured to make a comment about it, let alone make any effort to try and create it.
We wonder why crime increase, but we won’t face the fact that crime escalates when people see a hopeless circle. when people know the only thing available is a low pay fast food job that has not future attached to it, and they can’t afford to go to any school and get certified.
We have one segment of the city where people in the middle income bracket don’t have these problems to face, but the people who can make decision live in these communities, and since it does not affect them, it never comes to their mind to consider any of it. All they think, is people don’t want to try. But they don’t face the fact. that people can’t even find a job that pays the rent and a car payment… to be able to have housing and transportation, so the only thing people have to take pride in is their car.
We don’t know how to create ‘human value within the individual” and that is only created when people can see a pathway to opportunity.
Why did we not learn this from the 50+ years of ‘Housing projects” that simply warehoused people, and left them in a despair circle, depended only on social welfare program and means to stay intoxicated to keep from being further depressed by what conditions they are surrounded with.
Look around this city, it probably has a higher population of people over 40 than any other group that make up the city. and we have the audacity to allow Human Resource people, to craft policy that constructively deny quality employment to people over the age of 35-40, and God help anyone over the age of 50, the current HR policy is designed to deny you before you even enter the door to fill out an applications.
If the trade journals, tell them only hire this image, or that image, they follow it like a script, if the universities tell them, to only hire people from their schools, they follow it like a script, it has nothing to do with hiring people who have the ability to do the job, and the capability to learn additional things within doing the job.
The result is people get constructively discriminated against by age, look, and because they spent years working a job that has been outsourced, they are discounted, because they don’t have a “go to work certificate” with a university name stamped on it. so they are denied beause they did not pay the right system, to get pass go. we rush people to the top based on a degree, and ignore the skill and learned knowledge of people who gained it by actually working in an industry.
How can anyone discount 20 yrs of work, and then claim 4 yrs of a school, shows more dedication than 20 yrs on a job. Its pure crazy, and that only tells us, that university invest to buy their pathway to have jobs reserved for their graduates. American industry is crashed over and over, by turning it over to degree, and ignoring learn and gained knowledge of people who worked in industrial positions and understand the real world of it. more than they are crafted to know how to use politically correct smiles and laughs, and silence.
Why are not they no working their way to position, rather than having them handed to them on a silver platter ? and we wonder why industry after industry fails ??? a doctor is not going to let a fresh out of school graduate, operate on the lives of humans beings, so why do we do it with corporations, and turn it over to people fresh out of college, and we hail them as a genuis.
Did we learn anything from the Crash of 2008 ? most of the people had hair brain schemes, that were nothing more than giant pyramid schemes. Because, they never dealt with the reality of impact thgeir decision have, and they all proceeded to crash a nation for a bonus and a pat on the back, and when the crash was done, they said, what?? “they did not know”, they don’t understand, and they don’t know how to fix it”..
Still we have not learned a thing. then we have areas where ‘neopitism dominates, all one need is name recogonition, and they get on the express elevator, never to have ever known the depth of what true challenge is and how connected the actions and choices they make are to the over-all real world. some of them never even had to pay for gas for their own car, without daddy’s credit card.
It’s an irresponsibliity on daddy’s part to push them to where they are not qualified nor have they done any work to demonstrate their ability to take on a responsiblity, which impacts and affects the lives of 100’s and sometimes, 1000’s of people.
Didn’t we see the extreme defaut of that type of nepotism, with our last President. who rode name recogonition all the way to the White House, and we resulted to be wrapped in two wars, a trillion dollars in debt to China, failed infrastructure, industry shipped out of the nations, and eventual robbery in the banking system, and swindlers running wall street, and the eminent crash of everything by the fall of 2008. We endured 5 years of fear preaching, from lies about WMD’s, then all we heard was the name Saddam, then terrorist this and terrorist that, all the while, we were set up, to drain the equity out of peoples homes, to support a delusion of having an economy that was moving, which resulted to nothing more than the banking and wall street, looting a nation.. and what was left but the taxpayer, paying for their gambling spree, while they pocketed everything they could stuff away..
What did we get, We got jobless Americans, and Homeless families. and thousands of dead americans, and two countries still in a turmoil, they did not have before we destroyed their infrastructure. and we are no closer to peace in the region than we were before this madness took shape. and we can’t even pull out, or it will become worst than it was at the height of the mess we created. and we did not get one drop of oil, as a result, we now pay 4.5 times the amount we were paying for it, before all this craziness began. before it began oil was below $18 dollars a barrel, now its over $80… and we have no more accessibility than we had before, but we are out of how many Trillion of dollars ??? and we remain unaware ….
American Money on a Bullet Train Out of The Country
We have for nearly 10 yrs, paid China 20 billion a month in surplus purchases.. now multiply that, and see how close it comes to another $2 TRILLION , TAKEN FROM THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. and we wonder why China, a nation with a national economy that ranks way below our 14 Trillion economy, and they are building like crasy anything and everything, yet, they have over a Trillion dollars in unobligated raw cash.
We gave it to them… that represents every month, nearly 500 million dollars, each state looses, EVERY MONTH, then add in the + billion for war, that is at the very least, another 200 million each state looses each month. Surely if we add in what is lost to Canada, and Mexico, the number 2, and 3 trading partners whom we have a deficit with, that add up to each month, each State being short, no less than a billion dollars each.
Now add in the 4 billion ‘EACH BANK” CLAIMS AS PROFIT, that is 125million x the mumber of banks who claim this wild profit, which eachs, well over another few 100 million dollars each state looses every quarter. Now add in the wild profits of Oil companies, that is another few 100 million each state looses each month.
This is money that is not in the American household..therefore it is not spent in the American cities, and this is why we have ‘cities in default”.. Now how many states can prosper when they are loosing an average of Billions per month, in this mad and crazy cycle..
Imbalances when Greed Dominates
This is why so many rich people are now ‘billionaires”, and working level poverty dominates more than 75% of the population.
We are forced to shop at China-Mart, which goes by the name of Wal-mart, and they come into cities an bully unskilled leaders, and result to dominate and surround citites and force every small business into default mode. and we remain unaware, of anything… all we know is the commercial on television said, go buy a new cell phone and you will be popular. .. Its pure madness.
We never tired to modify anything, If a family is getting welfare, why did we not mandate they go to tech school, by having an agreement with the schools to accept the pell grant funds, as tuition, why did we not set up some of our adjudicated property, as large ‘child care facilities”, and train some of the parents as child care professionals, while the others go to school to learn other things. We don’t think progressively of how to fix our problems, we just let them cycle and cycle. Why did we not set up drug testing for people on any kind of aid program, yet, we want to drug test the working people?
Why don’t we craft agreement with the Major food stores, to accept EBT cards, and deny the use of these cards at convenience stores and fast food places? These cards should never have been allowed to be used any place but a grocery store. and we should exempt Wal-mart from being a part of this program, then we support the groceries who invest to build and maintain their stores in communities.
We have absolutely no committees in the city to deal with these kind of improvements and developments. We have no politicians who will go to the capital and push for them to back us, in making these changes. We panic when anyone with a label that says they work at the state, come to town, instead of realizing these are human beings who simply have a job, they are not gods, they are people. And we need to learn how to talk to them in straight talk, not appeasing as if we are terrified of them.
We give them a false power they do not have, and we don’t follow up with report, that are routed to multiple people, for fear that we might step on someone’s toes, when reality is, they should not have a problem in the first place with information being routed, unless they are on a personal ego trip.
Protocol, sadly is set up as a worship the tile program, more than a low level means to get assistance, but not a program to deny routing information to higher levels to get function to progress. but sadly everything is set up on a ego structure, more than it is set up to get progressive performance to function.
We have people in position who won’t do anything unless they are told to do it, they don’t take a pro-active stand and push ahead and make decisions. because we have too many
“mini empires” build within our systems, and all that does is stagnate and create a bottleneck, that often times get clogged and nothing happens and nothing progresses.
How do we have a city where departments don’t work as teams, and mutually be pro-active to support each other ? how do we have a city, where only a few known names control everything ? and if one person does not like another, they may spend more time trying to deny, defeat and make opposition and curtail opportity for another, as an act of vengeful demeanor.. Yet, we have a city where everyone wants to hail about how religious they are, and praise their pastor, more than and sometimes above even Gods words. but on Monday morning, they are ready to take acts of vengeance on someone, or constructively find ways to deny opportunity or tear someone else down, and then they feel uplift with pure ego. This is truly sad.
We have a right wing set, who wants to deny anything of assistance to anyone, we have them also, ready to defeat anything unless they see a selfish personal gain, solely for themselves. We still after 100’s of years, have people with a racial segregation mentality still fore front. We have people who will pass others on the street, and can’t get over their own skin enough to be socially interactive and people who simply speak unto others. but people want to claim this ignorance does not exist, when it is so prevalent, we still have too many businesses that are all white, and some that are all black, when reality is, as a city, unless we find unity, we choose imbalance.
Shreveport has the ability to generate more revenue than some countries around the world, but first we need to get over the bias, that we try and pretend does not exist. people need to get over being hung up on their skin, thinking it puts them above anyone else, because basic reality is, ‘we are all people”,.. and for an area that claims so much religion, we have so little cross ethnic interaction. so we don’t even learn what the religion tries to teach. but we want to claim ourselves god like … should we not take a close look at that??? We have more people who grew up in the 1960’s racial tension, who will talk and interact with each other, more than the younger people who did not grow up in that generation… Now how silly is that?
Facing Diversity, Builing Unity, Overcoming Racial Segregationist Formations
If white people who have had 100’s of years to learn many things of business, and black people who have only had 46 yrs to be a part of them, then white people could be more open to help blacks learn, and blacks need to be with less contempt about asking for the help and accepting it. “neither should be discounting the contribution of the other, nor trying discredit the ideas of the other”, As black peoples, some areas, you can’t know what others had 100’s of years of freedom to engage, and white people can’t expect black people to know what they have only had 46 yrs to deal with. Nor can white people expect to know, what the true challenge of being discriminated against means, nor the challenges it poses. But together they both can learn and gain from a great deal from each other. Merging ideas, is what expands growth for both. None of this trying to put the other down and or discount the ideas of the other for some ego delusion. put the efforts together and grow, and learn. some after 100’s of years get locked into only one ways to do things, where in 46 yrs, blacks can contribute new ideas of ways to do things, and in the process, both grow. If history taught what is truth, the ingenuity of black contributions has always played a key role contributing role, some times, a lead role and sometimes a supporting role, but always, has both been a part in the advancements within this nation of America.
Black people in positions, when you have the position, “make decisions”, don’t wait for someone white to come and tell you, or act like you got to get permission from someone whites, and white people in position, and by all means, donot make decision with fear that someone white will condem you for doing so. white people, stop acting like black people in position has to come and get permission from you, to make decisions. Stop ridiculing the decision of each other but work to make them work, and make the corrections were necessary.
No one will satisfy all the people all the time, so make the best informed decision you can, in a given situations.
White people stop feeling that your answer always has to be right, and that you don’t have to explain it or justify it, and black people, stop thinking that you have to over justify it, or cut it short to appease white people. – make decisions for the objective you are dealing with, which benefits “all people”..
And when it comes to promotions, promote people as individuals, not by skin color. and not by family name, but by the ability and capability to do the job. listen to what is said, not whetehr it sound like the white inference of vocal expression or the black inference of vocal expression, but what is the content and premise of what is being said.
We have a city of multi skilled people, both black and white, and when we learn to use it as a team work engaging performance – we can win as a people of this city.
Another factor that people try to ignore, but it is a fixed reality in this life of American people and all across the land of America, is black and white have been mating since people first congregated to make up what is America. and when reality is brought to the surface, you don’t know who might be your cousin by the blood mixing that has taken place over 400-500 yrs., Some passed for white and mixed with other whites,, and some lived among blacks and mixed with other blacks, both with mixed blood from each. and the truth is, no one can go back in time and un-do it. Those are the truths of history- deny what you will, but it changes nothing of what took place in the making of the American people.
Learn to support the decision of each other, and people take responsibility for your decision both black and white, and if there is a need for correction or modification, then make the correction, and stop trying to slam each other to the ground behind situations, because nothing is 100% sure either way. We as a people, fix our problems as we move ahead. but this fear of making decisions is killing this city, and the reluctance as well as the un-due criticism of black people in position is nothing but a throw back to jim crow ignorance.
Black people, stop feeling that you have to be 10 times better than the white person, or you will get slammed, and white people, stop expecting black people to have to be 10 times better or you slam them under the bus., this kind of craziness is nothing but racial defeatism.
Teach your kids to cross ethnic interact – and get off this kick of one ethnic group of kids is better than another, they are young people, trying to grow and learn.. if you teach them bs, then they will grow up practicing that bs… and it does no one any good.
When will we become a city, where black and whites learn to become business partners, this is about as pathetic as us having black churches and white churches, and maintaining segregation, but claim we believe in the same god, but the god we believe in teaches unity, and we pursue living with divide. yet want to claim we are following gods truth… Why are we delusioning ourselves.. its either One God, or its Not… and We all claim One God, but we want to create segregation under the banner of our claim of following Gods truth.
We don’t even see black and white churches staging unified events ? why, is it not the same god, and was it not white people who first taught black people about the Christian God, when blacks came to this country in masses. Then why is the premise and concept of God worship segregated by skin color ??
As to American History, if people read and learn, blacks were on this continent long before Columbus was even born, but history does not tell those truths, Much of the land of this nation belonged to the Spanish people, who were deeply interlinked with blacks for decades maybe even centuries before Europeans claimed this land.. but if people learn truths rather than racial divide omission based history, they would find that America is and has always been multi-cultural.
If it were not for slave labor, American would not have quickly arisen to be such a world power, and that means the power of this nations is a consortium of black and white labor building. Today, we need to learn that economic parity is far over due in this land of plenty.
American Economy – The True Value
Our economy is 10 TRILLION dollars more of value than even our closet competitor in that respects. Japan is second with only 4.2 Trillion, We only have economic imbalance because we allow banks, insurance companies and medical program facilities, to breed and create imbalance. And 2008 should have taught every American, how much of a disaster we allowed these organizations to become, they turned us from a democracy, into a plutocracy, and we remain unaware and afraid to change the course and re-make the nation by laws and stern governance.
We let the media which is fueled by pill ads, and paid for by big industry to preach doom with a pretty face and a handsome man, smiling while they preach doom, claiming to be a pundit, when they are nothing more than ‘rebel rousers”, who live by the preaching of gloom and doom.
Are we the most intelligent nation, or is it we are simply a bunch of egomaniac, who defeat ourselves with ignorance of racial reality, and worshippers of titles, and trying to make and serve kings and queens known as the captains of robbery based industry. We now proclaim anyone with wealth as our king, and we submit without even questions. and they proceed to rob us, and pay themselves bonus upon bonus, while the people work for min. wage, which amounts to about what it cost to hose and feed a slave, or no more than the wage paid to an indentured servant, to obtain their poor quality housing, substandard food and no medical, and depilated transportations. And left to live in what looks like a third world shanty town.
Teaching the young to make policy which respect the aged..
People who have these kids, who grow up and get these jobs, and turn around and craft defeatist policy for American people, should be ashame of their actions of their own offsprings. These are acts of are pure selfish greed that pushes societal ignorance, Sadly, they are young and have no idea they will get older, so they don’t care, nor do they see what kind of destructive policy they push, until age comes upon them, and suddenly they want to blame someone else, when they are in the seats that create this socially destructive policy, all for a pat on the back and a bonus. and that bonus cost many cities and many people, their future.
No need to want to attack me the writer of this, I’m already broke and working a low paying job. heck at one time I had over 700 credit score, today, not only have I lost most everything, the job does not pay enough to pay down debt. so even with bad credit and a deterioated situations, as an American, I am among the ranks of the challenged, but even so, that’s even more reason to run for a council seat. because I know first hand the devastations of a non functioning economy and limited opportunity. and there are millions more in the same situations. So for those who are in the well to do category, slam what you may, but it wont change the fact that reality is what it is, and many people are struggling, and your gloating on your prosperity is helping no one. and certainly not this city nor this nation, to rebuild itself, nor is is helping to make opportunity open for all, and that most certainly includes people over the age of 50, who should not be summarialy denied opportunity. all by some over-zealous status filled HR persons, who have no idea of the damage they create to the lives of people, with their university paid programming, to reserve jobs only for those who paid into these universities while denying people who invested years of life into the industry that was once a part of this nations.