Sunday, June 5, 2011

Graduation Time is Upon Us

Somewhere today on earth our children are preparing themselves to face this cold, cold world we call society. Those of us who think we’ve done our due diligence to make sure the young people we care about got the message that put wrinkles in our forehead to give them the support that others gave us; don’t relax, we still got work to do.

I want to put it to you so the dumbest person in the class can get it. The reason I’m gonna say what I’m about to say, is because I didn’t read this in a book; I lived it, I’m a breathing witness.

Our young people have done everything we’ve asked them to do. OK, OK, I got it, some of you are quizzing your brain and saying, “Yeah JD, but what about the things you did to go against the things your Mom and Dad put their due diligence in to make sure you took the correct path in life when you came to the fork in the road?” I gotcha, your point is well taken. The only thing I say about that is this, everybody got a RESUME; these days they call it issues. I feel ya, but I got to get back to my point.

The graduates are leaving school with a 4, 6, 8, and more years’ degree in hand looking for society to award them for their hard academic achievements. We as a people of which society is made of, have nothing but gloom and doom to hit them in the face with rhetoric about the way the economy is going today. I know for a fact I’m about to piss some people off right now, but the truth will unshackle your brain.

I watch CSPAN on a daily basis paying close attention to what our Congress and Senate are doing in our behalf. I’ve come up with one conclusion and one conclusion only, the majority of these people are looking out for their personal future, Republicans and Democrats. I already know some of you are asking, “JD where are your facts to back-up the rhetoric you’re spewing?”

Ok I feel ya, here are some facts, I really want to get back to the dilemma of the education of our children. But I know there are people out there with the ‘Joe the Plumber’ attitude. These people view life, even if it’s helping them, they’re still against it because in their brain there is no way a Black guy know what’s right for them. Am I playing the race card? Hell yeah! I’m playing the race card because the race card is played each and every moment of our lives; whether or not we as a people want to acknowledge that simple fact, it’s really up to the individual to keep their eyes wide shut.

Our problem as a nation is that we have both Democrats and Republicans looking out for their own personal interest. We have so called conservative Democrats (Blue Dogs), but no liberal Republicans. Where the hell are the Red Dog Republicans? The Blue Dog Democrats vote with Republicans 90% of the time, why don’t they just switch parties? I know why the cowardly Blue Dogs won’t switch parties. This is no secret; these cowards are in districts that will do any and everything to kowtow to their Billionaire donors. These cowards care less than a dam about their poor and working class constituents. The politicians we vote for prove to us that they’re willing to give tax cuts to the rich while making sure people like ‘Joe the Plumber’ finance the monies going in the rich people coffers.

The bottom line is this, we can come up with a solution to the problem, or we can come up with a conclusion to the problem. What’s your flavor? The solution is all of us, Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Turquoise or Green need to put our head together and network with each other for some kind of common ground all of us can be comfortable with. The conclusion is everybody get strapped and war with each other, and the winner of the shoot-out take all. Once again, what’s your flavor?

If we as a people can’t figure out a way for our children to have a better life than the life we lived, make no mistake about it, we have failed as so called PARENTS and role models.

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