This is always a reflective time of year for me. Its because it brings back memories from my teen years. THESE MEMORIES ARE NOT ALWAYS GOOD. We’ve been hearing a lot about the 43 anniversary of the Kent State riot by the National Guard in Ohio. Have ANY of you been hearing about Jackson State? These deaths didn’t get the play Kent State got in 1970 either; of course the men who died at Jackson State were BLACK. Gibbs & Green
I have tried to find a credit for the photographer, but no one seems to have one. This is a very political photograph as far as I am concerned. WHY is Anthony Gallo naked in this photo and the white guy isn’t? WHY is the white guy kissing him on the head as though he were a little child or a puppy, in this photo? This is a perfect illustration of what a Brasiliera owner of a modeling agency said when asked about casting black models in the parts that involved less artistic nudity in film/tv or photo jobs: “A carne mais barata do mercado. E a carne negra”. In her mind the rare, artistic and more lucrative jobs should go to the most expensive meat…white meat. Mr. Gallo may have indeed voluntarily posed for this photo but in so doing I think that he furthers the objectification of the black body for economic gain, that has plagued our people since the earliest times in the West. Here Mr. Gallo is the cheap meat and the white guy…the gourmet cut. I ask any person of color, would you want your son in this photo?
If and when it can be embedded here I will embed it.
I think that this is an ingenious idea, adds an urgency and a little cache that has gone missing from books for the last at least thirty years. Here is Eterna Cadencia’s website:
Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias did something which makes him a great man all on its own. HE STOOD UP TO THE US.The second thing was that he SPARKED A NEW LATIN WAY OF THINKING AMONG THE POLITICAL CLASS AND THE LESS THAN RICH IN LATIN AMERICA, one that ceded no power to the US. Evo Morales in Bolivia, Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva in Brasil are also among the creator of this new thinking and acting. Under his leadership Venezuela took control over its oil reserves, beat back the rapacious oligarchs, raised literacy and medical care standards, halved income inequality, and drastically cut unemployment. Most of all he made the non-rich and minorities in the country RAISE THEIR HEADS! He WAS NOT a dictator. Yes there were injustices…so what, show me a leader who does not cause some injustice. He called out GWB as The Devil. He offered Haiti a deal for cheap oil, which the US forced Haiti to reject after the earthquake so that US oil companies could exploit the need of Haiti’s citizens. Chavez even supplies free heating oil to the poor in the US. (That’s one of the things the Democrats and Republicans are cutting in their sequester as wasteful spending.) Chavez, like Castro fought for his people, and improved the overall lives of the majority, much to the chagrin of the rich and US. What will the US do? It already has supported a failed coup against him in 2002. Will they try the same if Maduro gets the job? (Capriles was already seen in Miami the day Chavez was dying.) I’m glad the military pledged its loyalty to Maduro, and that he sent two meddling US embassy functionaries packing. I predict Friday’s funeral will be something akin to Evita Peron’s, and I predict that the US and its syncophants will continue their character assassination of this great man. Read Sirota’s article:
Read this from Black Agenda Report.
This graphic is from Canada’s National Post. The link is below. Yes I know that China and non-western nations are not represented in the graphic, but I would suggest that in light of Obama’s expansion of his drone terror campaign on the continent and the eurocentric UN’s pending wider intervention on the continent, this graphic is of paramount importance.Follow the link to the original source.The terrorists are essentially the US and its allies, the ineffectual governments on the continent, the kleptocracy that often reigns supreme in African nations and citizens who have not yet fully awakened to the greater reality.