Why Is Politics Always A Dirty Game?

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Donald Trump: Would he survive to be America’s next president after sex allegations scandals?

The mouth that said ” ‘Hosannah! Hosannah!! Hosannah!!! Here comes Christ, the Redeemer, was the same mouth that said, crucify Him! He is a traitor.”

That’s the same scene in politics every day, every time, without a change. In politics, a good person can bear false witness against you because he or she doesn’t want you to win.

In politics, you can have a lot of enemies even though you haven’t hurt them in any way but just because they don’t like you.

The world used to be interested in America’s politics, as a great nation in many things, including evil, but the past and present ugly scenes in America’s politics, have made many people worldwide lose interest.

Since Donald Trump won the Nevada Republican caucuses by a huge margin, chalking up his third straight triumph in the party’s presidential nominating process and building momentum ahead of a critical multi-state, many are upset and wish to cause his downfall.

After insults, funny cartoons, dirty images, stupid jokes, etc, the Republican nominee now faces many accusations of sex scandals, something that no one is expecting to hear.

The question is: Why do women with bitter experiences involving sexual harassment, always wait till when someone is shining in his endeavors before they come forward to blow their horns?

I am neither defending Trump nor calling any woman a liar but the simple question is: Why now ladies?  So do we have to believe you or Trump?

In America’s political history, there is no leader who was or is a saint. Many did horrible things or lied in the name of democracy but now Americans citizens and the media are now those that are creating a different political scene in America.

I am not interested in America’s politics but frankly speaking, if I were to be an American, I will never waste my vote on the wife of Bill Clinton.

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Black History: Once Upon A Time In America

Years after slavery, African-Americans are still struggling to be real Americans

Elizabeth Ann Eckford, a student, and a key figure at the Little Rock Central High School is pictured being followed, booed and yelled at by a mob of whites. She was among the group of the nine African-American students famous for having desegregated the school in 1957. A closer look at the lady on the right, you can see the chilling, unreasonable dislike in her eyes. This reflects on the history of Apartheid Education in America.

In the deep sea, the big fish has no sympathy for the helpless small fish. They intimidate the small ones and always try to eat them up. That was once the hostile situation in America years back, in every sector, including the educational sector, against African-Americans. 

It’s very embarrassing to see such images in America, a country that  believes in democracy, above all they say: In God We Trust.

The more disturbing factor is, America provided  a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis criminals and their collaborators after World War II, yet subjected African-Americans to abuse, discrimination, lynching, experimentation, and slavery.

Abolition of slavery is a fact recorded in history, but the reality is, it still exists in many places around the globe, including America today because we live in a violent and corrupt society.

How many years now did America start fighting against an illegal drug entering its sovereignty? Because of corruption, the country is plagued by cocaine and other dangerous drugs, drastically taking its toll on many citizens.

There was a time, if you are an honest hard worker, with distinguished achievements in the society, you will be awarded, but now those who commit serious crimes against humanity are those that receive that awards, including the Nobel Prize. Among the ring of liars, if you want to remain different and live in truth, you will eventually become an enemy.

Do you feel this world is okay? Are you happy about the turmoil and the path of doom the world has taken? Why politicians fighting for power when they don’t have any means to save this world? Nothing in this world seems to be going better or doing well. Everything has taken the wrong path.

Whether Africans were used as Guinea pigs in testing drugs, whether Aids, Ebola, Lassa and other deadly diseases, were bio-weapons against Africans to depopulate the continent, or whether African-Americans were used for experimentation, the Black man has survived today. That power wasn’t strong enough to wipe out the black race.

Black history is a sad song and a rough road. Even though it’s like an image hanging on the wall, the Black man should change that sad song to a happy song and straighten up that rough road ahead of him. We should let go hatred, jealousy, racism, racial discrimination and hypocrisy to embrace love in our community.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” —I Corinthians 13:4-8a.

“I’m Not Afraid To Die: Save The World Or Perish In It”-Joel Savage

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The destroying of our environment, the violence erupting daily in our society, the domestic violence robbing the peace of women, the constant rape of women around the world, the killing of innocent people with biological processed diseases etc, aren’t issues of concern to many people, because they don’t care.

A victim of terrorist attack, tsunami, violence, Aids, Ebola,Ziga virus etc, has a story to tell you more than one who hasn’t experienced anything. I am an African, from a continent that has suffered all kinds of aggression, persecution, invasion, looting, diseases, depopulation and biological terrorism, in the hands of Europe and America. How do you expect me to react?

Whatever happens to an African, isn’t an issue of concern to many Europeans and Americans. Aids, Ebola, Lassa fever, Zika virus etc, were laboratory manufactured or man-made diseases by Europe and America and inflicted on Africans and Latin-Americans as bio-weapons. The media has covered up the crime in favour of those responsible for the medical crimes, yet their voices are heard anytime terrorism hits Europe or America.

Genetically modified mosquitoes are spreading Zika virus,yet the media and the American government want people to understand it’s just a normal disease. What kind of a normal mosquito that when it bites, your head shrinks? Why is America causing suffering to others? Why can’t they test the disease they invent on their own people, but they choose the poor and the underprivileged? Is that the true meaning of super-power or democracy? What kind of God America claims in him they trust?

No one cares about Africa, but I do, because that’s where I was born. If the leaders are corrupt and can’t do anything about the using of Africans as Guinea pigs for drugs testing, I will speak out, because I’m not afraid to die. If Africans and Africans in the Diaspora fear to die, then they should by the books about Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr, to read and learn something about them.

If those black leaders: Steve Biko, Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, Nelson Mandela etc, were coward and fear to die, African-Americans or black people wouldn’t have reached this far. The reason I’m not afraid to die, because I am imitating them. You need to be sincere, honest or faithful person, before you can understand me, but I am not going to beg anyone to understand me, because such qualities are hard to find in people.

Many do ask me if I’m not afraid to speak against people: What a stupid question? It’s because of fear Africans can’t move forward or progress. Many don’t even have the ambition to try something in life to be successful or fail. It’s because of fear the White man leads the Black in everything today, but not because the Black man is stupid.

It’s because of fear Europe and America treat Africa bad. It’s because of fear instead of African leaders to confront Europe and America over those medical crimes, they polish the White man’s shoes to get gifts into their pockets. It’s because of fear, many Africans claim Aids and Ebola are curses from God. It’s because fear an African can’t scream or react if a White man is maltreating him.

It’s because of fear and love of  money, many Africans are pastors, yet their deeds don’t show that they are servant of God. It’s because of fear, the statue of Leopold, a king who killed over ten million Africans, including women and children, still stands in Brussels, when there is no statue of Adolf Hitler, yet there is a Black politician in Belgium. What’s his significance?

Fear, is an enemy that kills the coward million times before his real death. I want to die just once, when my time comes, so I don’t have any room in my life for fear to occupy.

THE TRUE MEANING OF DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA

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Any developed country that has power to dominate and capable of influencing international events on less powerful nations, is a Super-Power Country. That’s what America stands for, with leaders democratically elected by the people.

Unfortunately, because of abuse of power, grave crime committed against humanity and bad policies, American leaders have generated scores of hatred towards American citizens, even though they didn’t play any role in the crimes they committed against countries in Africa and Latin-America.

Below is a glance of crime committed against humanity under the umbrella of America, a so-called super-power and democratic country.

  1. Slaves from Africa to America as African-Americans

CottonAmerican slave masters exploited both adults and children to work hours in cotton fields.

2. Medical Apartheid

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From the era of slavery to the present day, African-Americans were abused and used for drug tests at the hands of the medical establishments in America.

3. The sad story of Henrietta Lacks

lacks 3Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more.

4. Apartheid in South Africa: Nelson Mandela

Nelson 4Under the system of Apartheid, in an effort to free his country, America and Britain put Nelson Mandela behind bars for 27 suffering years. 

3. Human Zoo

Zoo 2A small black girl being fed with banana in a zoo. This photograph is from Brussels.

4. Medical crimes against Africa and Latin-America.

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Aids, Ebola, Lassa Fever and Zika Viruses, were man-made diseases created by America as bio-weapons. To see how effective, America used them on Africans and Latin-Americans. 

5. Dr. Jeff Bradstreet: The killing of doctors who appose medicines not good for human consumption.

JeffThe American government depends heavily on revenue generated from pharmaceutical companies, leading to the creation of many man-made diseases, including Aids, Ebola, Lassa Fever, Zika virus etc. The reason cancer is on the rise in the country. Anti-vaccine Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was therefore killed for opposing  the vaccine against autism and the bias government media reported as an apparent suicide, making America one of the most dangerous countries in the world, followed by Mexico and Columbia.

Opinion and conclusion

The call for every black man, including African-Americans and Africans in the Diaspora to pray without ceasing is necessary, because the use of black people for experiments and drug tests aren’t over yet.

In fact, revealing of Aids, Ebola, Zika etc, as man-made diseases and the exposing of the American government using Black people for drug tests, wouldn’t let them give up or reduce the crime. They will definitely increase it, because medical crimes sustain the American economy.

The medicines they send to Africa for Aids victims don’t work, it rather kill them fast, yet there are many HIV/AIDS patients in America that got the disease in the 80’s who are still living. This is a warning to Africans or the Black man that: He is the less recognized person among the human race, thus; he should be extremely careful where ever he steps on the surface of this earth.

Once Born Black, You Have An Extra Mountain To Climb

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There is no easy walk to freedom, the great Mandela could tell you the truth. He knew the rough road ahead of him was tough as a black man. He was denied his family, friends, wife, books and after 27 years in a notorious prison, he became the head of state of the country he fought for all his life.

African-Americans didn’t call for slavery. They were stolen from Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships, under terrific sub-human conditions. Traded and profited, they worked from morning till evening on plantations and used to build America with sweat, blood and tears.

It’s unfortunate that after all these years, relationship between African-Americans and White Americans in many states in America is very poor. If there is any blame, it should be on the greedy and merciless slave masters but not the blacks in America.

Slavery is abolished, Apartheid bowed to democracy in South Africa, but racism still exists. Why? That can’t be. The world needs peace, love and the only way to achieve this is to love your brother as thy self and to let the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. stay alive.

The State Of The European Union And The Impact Of Television On The Society

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Joel Savage interviews Sergi Vicente, the Director of Barcelona Televisio.

Apartheid bowed to democracy in South Africa, the Berlin wall came tumbling down and the Soviet Union collapsed. Globally things were financially, economically and politically falling apart, when the European Union was formally established on November I, 1993, to share free market and single monetary policy for over more than 300 million citizens.

Many Europeans, including Belgians, argue that things were better and life more comfortable, before the European Union was formed. For example, the past and present turmoil in other European countries, including Greece, reveal the European Union is unstable and steering into stormy waters.

My recent visit to Barcelona, I called on Mr. Sergi Vicente, the director of Barcelona Televisio, to give me his views and opinion on the present state of the European Union and the impact of the television on the society. Below are the excerpts of the interview.

Joel: There are thousands of Europeans, especially Western Europe, who aren’t satisfied over the formation of the European Union, because the pattern of lives changed, as prices of commodities escalated, affecting, the economy and the standard living of Europeans, leaving many unemployed. Let’s take Greece for example. What do you think?

Vicente: I don’t see the unification of the European Union as a failure. There are advantages and disadvantages in everything but in regard to the Union, the best has been achieved. Transparency, Communication, integration and the growth of successful free market, are some of the achievements. Besides, the EU has thrived to develop liberty, justice,  education, prosperity, peace, security, the protection of the environment and health, thus; helping to disseminate basic human values at the global level.

Joel: Lack of employment, is a situation many Europeans are facing today. What’s the employment situation in Spain?

Vicente: As you just said, it’s a crisis many Europeans are facing, yet the problem has led to the creation of new jobs in other fields to reduce the unemployment rate. Unemployment may be long or short term, but things will improve.

Joel: Journalism is rapidly losing its credibility, that’s the way many feel, because a lot of the media hide the truth and facts from the public. What’s your opinion?

Vicente: As a journalist heading an institution, we try our best to give the right information to the general public. This is the reason readers and viewers have favourite newspapers or television stations. Being transparent is one of the tools to build a good reputation. So I don’t see the reason the media should mislead people.

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Mr. Sergi Vicente, Director of Barcelona Televisio.

Joel: Barcelona used to be a city for drug addicts and peddlers. Is there any change?

Vicente: You’ve already seen that there is a dramatic change in the city, since the country is one of the most visited tourists attraction in the world. The mayor, police and other officials had worked hard and still relentlessly working hard to make the city  healthy and  safe for tourists.

Joel: Television is a great source of entertainment and education, yet many believe it’s responsible for crime and immorality which have plagued and crippled our society.

Vicente: I can’t say television is responsible for crime, even though I agree that it has both advantages and disadvantages.Children are protected and cared by adults, thus, it’s the responsibility of parents to control what children watch on the television. Controling children is part of the training and caring for children. Bad friends can also influence children. As a matter of fact, television educates more than influencing children negatively.

Joel: Mr. Vicente, thanks for the interview.

Vicente: You are welcome.

Fela Kuti: Passed Away Legend, Hero And A Prophet?

 

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Fela Kuti, one of Africa’s greatest saxophonists and founder of Afrobeat, fought injustice and corruption with his music.

August 3, 2015, will be exactly eighteen years, since Nigerian Afro-beat and jazz sensational King, Fela “Anikulapo” Kuti passed away. Born Fela Ransome-Kuti, in 1938, the man who became an international star, due to his weapon of social critic music, changed his middle name “Ransome” because it’s an English name to “Anikulapo” to represent him as a true African.

“Anikulapo” a Yoruba word meaning “I have death in my pocket” Because despite all the beatings and torture he had from successive military governments and imprisonment, he survived to play his music against those he called “Corrupt Politicians.” I watched Fela, playing live in the late seventies at Tema Community Center in Ghana.

As he lectures about his music to the audience, many understood him as someone who never seeks for trouble, as many thought he was very troublesome. Fela was a man of justice, like a soldier without a gun, he tried his best with his music to eliminate corruption in Nigeria and Africa generally.

Fela believes that music is the weapon of a social fight for the future. He used his music to talk to the audience and criticized both home and international figures, for ruining his country and Africa, for their selfish gain. To him democracy is “democrazy”, United Nations is “United Nonsense” and International Telegraph and Telecommunications is “International Thief Thief.” against Mushood Abiola.

In his lifetime, as an accomplished musician, Fela’s songs are too numerous to count. He played great tunes like Shakara, African Lady, Go Slow, Water has no enemy, Suffering, and Smiling, Coffin for Head of State, Chop, and Quench, “Epanude eshishimbo” – Close your mouth, the fly is coming into it” and a host of others. He is embraced by a family of scholars, mainly lawyers, and doctors. He was to study medicine himself abroad. To the shock of his family, he returned with musical instruments.

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There is no corrupt head of state or politician, who escaped the judgement of Fela’s music. He played almost against every Nigerian head of state he thought was building treasures abroad, like Olusegun Obasanjo, who was then a military head of state in his time. The late chief Mushood Abiola and late Yaradua, all had their beatings with his music. He suffered many hardships in the hands of military governments of Nigeria. He was imprisoned many times and his whole house (Shrine) was burnt down to ashes. He was beaten so mercilessly that everyone thought that was the end of his life, yet he came back to hit his enemies with his songs.

His mother, a strong advocate of women freedom, was thrown out of the window by the soldiers that came to burn down his house. The case went to the court but he lost it. According to the judge, those that burnt down his house were unknown soldiers. That was the reason he played the remarkable tune “Unknown Soldier” against the military government. “If truly there is “Unknown soldier in Nigeria, then surely we have “Unknown Police,What ever” He said.

His love for women and marijuana, seem to play his real life legacy. His sexual appetite was fantastic. He once married 27 women. For some, Fela was a prophet, some said he was a hero and one of the world’s best musicians, while others thought he was just a Whateverthey say, Fela’s ultimate legacy will be the lasting imprint he leaves on Nigeria’s socio-political history and million of fans he has across the world.

Is true that a prophet is not honoured in his own country? In fact, a musician like Fela shouldn’t be forgotten, because he played a significant role to steer his country from economic disaster through his music. A man of vision, the fear of Fela about how his country will collapse for ordinary citizens to suffer, is exactly what has taken place in Nigeria. Nigeria can’t turn back the clock. Whoever in power and other Nigerian leaders should take Fela’s achievements into consideration, to build a statue and name a street after him for his honour, especially in Lagos State. He was a great man.

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Read about my interview with Seun Kuti and the live performance of his brother Femi Kuti in ‘The Passion Of Reggae And African Music.’

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The writer: Joel Savage and Femi Kuti, one of the sons of Fela Kuti.

https://www.amazon.com/Passion-Reggae-African-Music-ebook/dp/B013L9A1JQ