The Fourth Book of Funkadelic, chapter two, verse three saw the hollow howls against totalitarianism years ago: You say you don’t like what your country’s about (yeah) Ain’t you deep In your semi-first class seat You picket this and protest that And eat yourself fat Ain’t you deep In your semi-first class seat. The chapter […]
Read More Sure, Protest the Muslim Ban. Then Protest This.
My Trump piece from yesterday about his Muslim nation immigration ban followed mentalunrest’s editorial policy — one major idea at a time, with few exceptions. But it’s time to give you the other part of this story. With the exception of Syria, Trump’s executive order never identified the specific countries subjected to the immigration ban. […]
Read More How Obama Helped Trump Create the Muslim Ban List
An unexpected benefit of being connected to the social layers of the Web is that you sometimes get to know a few supremely cool people — like the kind of people where you would be completely okay with the idea of hanging out and swapping stories over a couple of beers. Roger Williams (Soulsorts) is […]
Read More Download: Rare Classic Soul Podcast from Roger Williams
President Trump’s despicable immigration ban against seven Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa presents have clear evidence — in case any of you had doubts — that Trump has found common ground with the nutty neocon wing of the Establishment. I think that Trump still has barriers to cross in solidifying his relationship […]
Read More Trump’s Immigration Ban is Code for Coming War
This week’s Sunday Smack concerns the Black Lives Matter movement in a Trump world. In September 2015, historian Victor Davis Hanson placed the BLM on death watch, and predicted its end to occur one year later: But like all the other past racially chauvinistic movements, “Black Lives Matter” will fail to convince anyone outside a small subset […]
Read More Sunday Smack: Will Black Lives Matter Movement Wither Under Trump?
The latest news about the Clinton Global Initiative formally filing its intent with New York State to shut down and lay-off 22 employees reminds me of what I said in my last piece — the Party of No Guts will have to exorcise the demons of its past to regain relevance among voters. CGI would have a problem staying […]
Read More Clinton Global Initiative Shutdown — Post-Election Reminder for Party Cleansing
President Obama dropped a bomb on his way out the White House — besides the one he left, B2-style, with a suspected Islamic State camp in Libya. The President indicated during his final White House press conference that the Democratic National Committee emails — a flashpoint of last year’s election scandals — were leaked. Not […]
Read More President Obama Drops Bomb on Team Clinton and DNC: Emails Were Not Hacked
After meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and pleading through the media to give the new leader of the free world a chance to make life better for the Black community, media star Steve Harvey made many of you more pissed when news arrived that he’ll work with Trump-picked HUD Secretary Ben Carson to improve inner cities. […]
Read More Reduce Stress — Stop Making Celebrities Your Spokespersons
This week’s Sunday Smack asks: What should Donald Trump do about Syria’s civil war? Arm the rebels? Hasn’t worked so far. Invade Syria? Work with Russia to rid Syria of jihadist groups? Stop providing weapons and non-lethal aid to the Syrian battlefield, and then encourage all other outside nations to do the same? Disengage from […]
Read More Sunday Smack: What Should Trump Do About Syria?
Let’s deal with an important point straightaway — is Congressman John Lewis completely right about announcing his plans to sit out of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration? Well, sure. Like it or not, this is America. Folks can wear “All Lives Matter” T-shirts, drink corn liquor by an open fire and swear that the last US President was […]
Read More If Donald Trump Was an Adult, This is How He Would Have Handled the John Lewis Situation