"AMERICAN STYLE"...                  AW 2-23-23
CHADWICK BOSEMAN  NAILS A UNIVERSAL TRUTH(he especially gets Hollywood "right").  If you know Spielberg, tell him to take a look at this.  'Might learn him somethin'. It's why I said "No" to him(and he hung up on me--yes, I'm still pissed--and will be 'til the damn day I die..."REAL" Hollywood) for what many would consider an opportunity of a lifetime.  You seldom hear of those who say "No"... But they exist.  Idea jus' hit me:  Got a "no" experience for something on principle  unacceptable? Send it to us!      AW 7-4-21 

...let's get real
 know of NO Native Black Americans or recently arrived REAL "African" African-Americans"  who are not aware of EXACTLY what the young Nigerian-American fella below is saying. 

*Can expand to Black immigrants from other places who are recently(last couple-few generations) arrived. 

Take a listen. TRUTH you already know.

Ya'll "Been Here" Negroes are allowing  yourselves to be played and used all over the place.  Kamala Harris is the latest. Obama was another.  Open your eyes.  These folks have no Native Black American kinship. They were put there by others to serve THEIR interests,  first.  

We're STILL pickin' cotton for other folks.  "African" American?  Are you NUTS... Dumbest thing Jesse Jackson ever arrogantly and "not so smart" did.  A certain brand of White Folks(and others) couldn't WAIT to send "Been-Here" Negroes back to Africa.  

Others GLADLY watch you give up your history in this land.  Even some of the oldest and most prestigious Native Black institutions are now headed by folks with Black skin from elsewhere.  Smokey nails it.  And the Nigerian-American fella below tells the Truth.  

                                                                                                                     AW 8-7-21

'Don't like Tucker Carlson because he conflates--sneaks his petty, snarky, race-rooted comments in wherever and whenever he can. 

BUT... he's given plenty of ammunition by many who ARE Black in America and doing ugly serious wrong to one another--and others. The motherTucker can spew his cloaked disdain with relative impunity and cockiness because... well, because there is a ton of Truth to much of what he wallows in.


As jus' another asshole passin' through...I may in some ways be WORSE than Tucker Carlson. I've had many thoughts about how to get folks to "act right". 'Take more responsibility for NOT ROBBING, STEALING, KILLING other Humans.  ESPECIALLY--no not "especially"--no...

There is no reason for kids running wild-- uncared for... undisciplined--no "guidance". 


ALL are lucky the worst version of me is not in charge:   When a youngster commits a crime?  If my no-bullshit self was runnin' things?  The parents...WHOEVER THEY ARE...would be held as responsible in many cases as the child. 

You can't reasonably take care of yourself?  DON'T HAVE CHILDREN!  IT'S CRIMINAL! Unfair to the child, your fellowman...hell, even "you". 

'Have a child--and do not do EVERYTHING you can to look after that child?  In EVERY way?  He or she does wrong? BOTH OF YOU WILL BE FACING CHARGES IN MY WORLD. 

I realize the complexity of it all... but DAMN... MEN!  You Father a child?  BE A DAMN FATHER... or face charges.  He-she runs wild? Harms, kills another/others?  Part of that is YOUR responsibility.  Has to be.  And if there are reasons beyond your being irresponsible?  We will adjudicate them in court.

But you WILL be part of anything that child does until "legal" age. Let's say "16". 

What I saw below presented by Carlson sickened me, troubled me deeply. That was NOT the "White Man's" doin'. 

Might piss some folks off with this one...but the hustlers and opportunists who jump up to lead by megaphone?  Who buy properties for themselves with money donated for the "problem"?  They are, to me, no different than a predatory drug-dealer who could care less beyond their own fame, fortune and comfort.  

And you can tell what they are really about.  How?  Because at end?  Their ignorant moves result in more harm, confusion, backwards movement, lies, deceit, self-serving scams--than true, lasting positive change. 

That good, true, stuff comes from those who come in--or have been there all along, who clean up the mess--and move forward with sustained purpose, "intelligence", deep caring and devotion to those they've been given trust by.

'Not dumb words, dumb slogans, tear-downs, burndowns, looting, lawlessness and dumb strategies--but constant devoted application--to making things truly solid-better.  From the inside-out...from bottom up...from the top down. 

                                                                                                               AW 4-21-22
...will someone please start a GO FUND ME PAGE for TUCKER CARLSON... so he can go home...

DAMN TUCKER CARLSON.  A lot of what he presents is well worth thinking about... BUT... his nasty, ugly, little race-based sneaky toss-ins/squeeze-ins drive me nuts. 

Makes him that one White guy at any gathering you try like hell to avoid because you KNOW he's gonna come smiling, grinning, false-laughing...with all kinds of little side-uglies he'll squeeze in after feigning casual friendly-guy just wanting to "talk". 

He makes some damn good points...but his, I don't know... dislike, resentment, asshole-ism?  Makes him the WORST kind of jerk to many.

Super-jerk, aside:   The guy does make sense sometimes and brings up things from perspectives that need looked at.  He's living breathing example of fact that jerks can make sense, too...sometimes. 

Personal example:  I dislike the whole circus, bullcrap, nature and existence of the socalled "BLACK LIVES MATTER" movement from git--probably even more than him(it's "personal" for me). 

To me?  It's more of the same manipulative, demeaning, prideless,  crap...harming young/future generations of a certain kind of "assumptive pride, dignity, confidence...STANDING.  

The phrase: "Black Lives Matter"  is a prideless, pitiful "begging" for human-being "status" plea.  It is stupid, created by some of the weakest minds among Black Folks.  And followed by the sheep/herd-like instinct that has a place in many of us...(of any race/creed/color)...

Anyway... we are enemies in the struggle for "mankind"/ "America" to be/become the best it can be.  He's got a Hitler Jugend vibe thick as fresh-dropped Chianina bullshit.  It caters to the worst in all.

But, dammit--he still makes important points to consider--here and there.
                                                                                                                                         AW 4-8-22
'SAW THE TREND, CHANGED HIS TUNE...but, when things cool down and he gets back to his "usual"--I still say START THAT GO FUND ME PAGE for this fella...   

...and if the motherTucker doesn't want the bread 'cause he's a Eddie Haskell("LEAVE IT TO BEAVER" for you youngins) "rich-boy" talking head? 

Send it to the Ukranian Folks who are fighting for their lives and country while Comrade Tuck sends(sent) verbal kisses to their Napoleaniac Darth Vader.    

...hate to say it, but kinda looks like the ol' Trumpster is(was) kissin' a little bit of that Napolianic Darth Vader ass, too.  Not a cool look  for '24 Big D...

...Trump changed HIS tune, too!  
                                                                                             AW  2-24-22  

...'thing I feel I know for certain is that we Humans(so far),  for all of our existential magnificence...and... Wonderfulness...

...are baseline crazy as ratshit when it comes to being mutually and universally supportive/appreciative/protective of the MAGICAL Gift of Life-- that EVERY Human who passes through here possesses. 

"WE" MAKE ABSOLUTELY NO F'N SENSE....collectively.

"War" is a very odd thing to do... don't you think?

                                                                                                                             AW 3-8-22

Author: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America

Check out the responses from a few heartfelt Ukranians who are gut strong World Champions and speak from the heart for their people--and not via a MotherTucker Signifyin' Monkey TV Talking Head who speaks with coded disdain for anything not his kind of MAWA.
                                                                                                                              AW 2-24-22
...and while on the subject of WWIII...
Harvard Professor(Princeton/Yale) Dr. Cornell West "gently" speaks to a very real Truth about Obama.  Obama was NOT the heir to the Native Black Leaders who came before(King, Powell, Malcolm, Huey, Douglass, W.E.B. Dubois...etc.)  "They" clearly were working for Native Black Americans.  Obama?  Take an honest look/listen to "TruthSeeker" Dr. West for yourself. 

Are/Have Native Blacks being/been besieged by a wagon of modern day version "carpetbaggers". *Look term up if you're not familiar with it.
Good, Bad, Ugly, Whatever... click FIRE. Make of it what you will...
                                                                                                              AW 7-16-21


“The Black Panther Party was a revolutionary political organization. Although its members were leaders of the Black Power movement, they were not black nationalists. Their “black pride” was not based on denigrating whites, but on showing the black community how to take control of its own destiny. The Black Panther Party worked for economic justice and power for all people.
Bobby Seale, Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers
CONTRAST THE "BLACK PRIDE" mentioned above by Bobby Seale--and the "Black Pride" exhibited by folks like Malcolm X, above...and many others who came before...contrast THAT with the pitiful cry of "Black Lives Matter".

The folks I reference LIVED the fact that BLACK LIVES MATTER.  They lived a Life that was rooted in self-determination. They exhibited the Truth that THEIR lives mattered in the strength of their profile, activities, actions...purpose.

"BLACK LIVES MATTER"  was/is going backwards, bigtime.  Simply put, it was/is weak--and self-disempowering.  One LIVES a life that "matters"--you don't petition for it is "less".  In Truth---ALL Lives Matter.  To act as if one group needs help with that?  Self-lowering.

Live the "assumption".  Then work to get sh- right.  THAT was the way the smartest and strongest who've come before went about it.

Back in smalltown steel-mill, coal mines Pennsylvania, where I come from--Black, White and Otherwise got along fairly well.  All hard workers.  Hard-hats and lunch-pails.  Neighbors borrowed sugar and such from one another. Kids hung out, played sports--and on and on.

BUT, we were also aware of some of the differences and contradictions that human tribes and kin have wrestled with since the beginning of their existence.

My grandmother used to play bingo at one of the local "lodges"--with
many of her "white" friends.  They all got along well.  Enjoyed the company/friendship...etc.--and playing Bingo, together. 

(a pertinent aside)--I remember when ROOTS came out--and was all the rage via the media... and Black Folks jumped on the band wagon with all kinds of hoopla.

I also remember there being an event in Detroit--where a Black and White got into a fight because the White Fellow who worked the same assembly line job as the Black fella--came into work after watching ROOTS and offhandedly mentioned to his Black coworker that what HE got from ROOTS was that HIS grandfather owned his Black fellow assembly line worker's Grandfather.  Boom.  Fight!  In local Black chatter, we found the sh- hilarious.  Why?  Expected.  Par for the course.  White dude got happy with the shi-- and the brother jumped on him.  America.

My Grandmother--who was one cool, hard working along with everybody.  Her and her friends--Black and White--enjoyed the hell out of their bingo hangin' out.  I remember asking her if she watched the show ROOTS on tv.  And her response had me and a BUNCH of my Native Black American buddies  cracking up...

She related to me that she hadn't watched it because of all the encouragement and happy, bright-eyed excitement from her "White" Bingo buddies that it was something she just HAD to see.  And she said this... "When that many white folks get all excited about a Black something like ROOTS?  I know damn well  it can't be all good for Black Folks."   (AND she knew HER roots well... sharecroppin' folks
in Kentucky)...

Say what you will.  But good White friends and all?  She was talkin' REAL Truth.

And when the bullsh- subsides, that's a HUGE chunk of some  of how it is, even today.  Especially today. ESPECIALLY in politics and Hollywood. 

Self-inflated "liberals" can be some of the worst "assumers".    Some of the least-gifted slobber their barely contained sense of superiority and condescension all over you if you let them get close enough.  (All due respect to those who DON'T fit the preceding description)... Hell we have some Negroes who do the same thing. Humans...ego/id/super-ego...

It's why when I--along with a highly celebrated award winning Native Black American writer--were offered the opportunity to work on TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE?  We turned it down.  Same 'ol same ol'.

We have Muhammad Ali accomplishing INCREDIBLE things in the world of boxing--and here comes ROCKY... Stallone--writing a script with a character clearly based on Ali--the REAL  champ--who ends up over the course of the ROCKY series--getting KILLED by a big blonde White fellow in the ring. (Imagine a young Black kid  watchin' THAT crap... and then Stallone casts himself as the "savior"---huh?)


TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE?  No thank you.  Never seen it.  And won't.  What does this have to do with BLACK LIVES MATTER?  AND a whole BUNCH OF CRAP  churned out by Hollywood over the years that played Native Blacks for less than the solid, fully capable folks that MANY are?  Some BRILLIANT.  GENIUS...

Answer:  It's the accumulation and saturation of macro an micro casting of Black Folks in "lacking" portrayals, discussions, news, books and on and on.

And for me, personally--it's about the damage done to minds, self-image, self-esteem of the young. 

Sports is the one area where ability/excellence is difficult to deny(Notwithstanding ROCKY IV). Example:

I was working on a project for ESPN... 'was hired to write a script called THE ICEBOWL.  Based on the historical game played between the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. 

Well, I had the occasion to speak on the phone with a number of surviving players from that game.  One very famous, celebrated "White" player --said to me--(I don't think he knew I was Black)-- that he didn't think that Black Quarterbacks had the stuff to become starters of any significance in the NFL.

There have been times since... I have spoken to him--wherever he is per his afterlife--about our "conversation"--(so far, he hasn't spoken back). 

Since our exchange, a chunk of the young comin' up pushed past being "converted", or dissuaded from runnin' the show.

Result: There's a lotta exceptional Negro field-generalin' goin' on...leading a number of teams in "HIS" sport to excellence.(will not mention the fellow's name because he's passed on--and out of respect for his Family and loved ones--don't feel like it)--

Enough... and yes, I realize we all see things from "our" perspective.  And for damn near every example for a human being representing this or that--there are others that ring true in the opposite.   And that's, I believe, across the human spectrum. 

AND we change; some of us in big ways, some in small--over the course of our time--and experiences--in our "short" existence,  here. 
America is set up, conceived--to give us a shot at something "special".  We're making progress--all of us... in spite of our selves.

Source A Demonstrator Jump On A Vandalized Seattle Police Car
Author Hongao Xu
The FIRST time I heard the phrase "BLACK LIVES MATTER"--it sickened me to my stomach.  Wanted to puke. Sad.  Weak.  Prideless. Pity-begging. It was the opposite of things like "No Justice, No Peace"...and so many other strong Native Black American rallying phrases.   This one felt as helpless and low as one might go.
Since then the  "on your knees plea" has taken all kinds of twists, turns, intrigues and tales of rip-offs/misappropriation of  funds...and on and on. 

Mr. Wiley, one of the best NFL ex-pro sports show hosts around, dissects the weak mess  via his straight at you/Ivy League education/Native Black American roots "style".

Take a listen.                                                       AW 7-11-21                                                                     
"CRITICAL RACE THEORY"?  My one simple question is... who the hell came up with THAT lightning-rod/divisive name?

"IF" I was looking at it from a "conspiracy theorist" POV, I'd figure it was someone TRYING to cause "Critical Race CONFLICT!".  

Someone(s) who figured academia is full of a bunch of egghead lemmings who get excited by clever highfalutin sounding jargon... and would run-around repeating it like it came straight from the Holy Holy of High Concept. 

It is, per my humble mind... "dumb". 

Simpler solution:  Just call it what it is "AMERICAN HISTORY"(and responsibly weave in pertinent affect and ramifications).  Basically,  jus' tell the damn Truth.  More thoroughly. 

Problem solved.  Gees!

If' I'm REALLY trying to stir up a hornet's nest?  I call it  "CRITICAL!"  "RACE!"  "THEORY"!...  Then stand back and admire my Evil Genius devious handiwork.                                                 AW 7-6-21

*Gonna now go look up who came up with the "name".
Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr./Malcolm X
NATIVE BLACK AMERICANS.  'Far better(and much smarter) to be a part of "America" --than to be apart. 

I fly the 13 Star Flag and respect the "50".  This is MY gotdamn country.  Family and Friend count on me to honor their sacrifices.  I will protest, support and fight for what's right and good.  But I will also RESPECT the work and sacrifice my Ancestors put in over the History of America. THEIR Blood is in that flag, also.

No damn way I take a knee.  Or turn my back.  Ain't gonna happen moving forward.  Future calls for a different (more connected/more "organic") approach.

I suspect that if Frederick Douglass were alive today?  He'd measure the times,  assess the "Truth" of where Native Black Americans AND "America" have progressed to.  And he'd agree:

New era, "adjust the approach".  Liberals "speaking for" notwithstanding--that's what a WHOLE BUNCH of the "silent" Native Black American Majority are doing.  

                                                                                                                              AW July 4, 2021
Respect the journey of your kin who have shed blood and given sweat in every minute of "America"; BEFORE the beginning of "America".  BEFORE THE MAYFLOWER.

Good, bad, ugly and the rest of it... Native Black Americans have been here through/participated in every second of America's History and Development. Enslaved and free--it's been about working to survive, overcome and thrive. 

Along the way, Native Black Americans have been the point of the spear to level up quality of life, treatment, opportunity for new arrivals from all over the world.
Unfortunately,   Native Black Americans have had relatively recent arrivals and their clever behind the scenes "sponsors" use them and their History in questionable ways to maneuver into positions of power.  Example:

"I was that little Black Girl"...
In "honest" Truth?  HELL NO, YOU WERE NOT/ARE NOT.  Better choices were all over the place.  You are historic for your "behind the scenes sponsors"--NOT for "Historic/Been-Here Native Black Americans".   Neither of your parents were American Citizens when you were "anchor-born" here.   Your truly "formative years"  were in Canada, where you graduated from high school?!(Westmont High, Quebec, Canada).  AND you put a BUNCH of us in jail!  Your "American Roots" are mud-puddle deep...

RESULT? Native Blacks end up carrying the weight of someone most feel absolutely no kinship an "Historic First"?!   A "pretender" to the Sacrifice and Legacy.

Ever stop to wonder who's behind the "pass-over" choices--and why?  Whoever the puppet-masters are, they seemed to all but ignore Clyburn's suggestion of a clearly better choice, Val Demings..(among a BUNCH of others--all races/genders).

NATIVE BLACK AMERICAN FOLKS CONSIDER:  STOP allowing clever others to control, manipulate, use your "collective" in pursuit of THEIR collective goals... while casting you as the eternal outsider in their books, movies, newspapers, discussions, television crap, MONEY-PROMOTED MOVEMENTS  ...and on and on.
For the "clever manipulator power-seekers",  Been-Here Negroes are a useful handy-dandy all-purpose "tool".  The proof is in some of the STUPIDEST sh-- drummed up by "clevers" that leaves Been-Here Black Americans on the street lookin' at one another like--"Huh? Who the hell is pushin' THAT whack sh--with our names on it?

And when the silent-majority Native-Black American... who tends to be somewhat "conservative" in their personal lives, habits, likes and dislikes... gets back to day-to-day tryin' and surviviin'-- like MOST rank and file Americans?

...the "clevers" owned/influence media gets busy pushin' and pumpin' their tons of half-baked-bogus crap.  Gettin' folks riled up and angry all over the place.  Deepening and widening the chasms. 

Meantime, the "clevers" work together to help themselves in the midst of the chaos they foster and feed.  Divide and manipulate--it works.

Regular common-sense folks are too busy survivin' to  REALLY counter.  And then there's always a few, some ignorant/some opportunists, who are  gonna step up to grab somma the easy cash bein' thrown around by the clever manipulators--to join up, promote, megaphone at rallies--to give an "Amen" to the bullshit.   On, essentially, "their" TV.

Mexico did not allow slavery--so you'll never get anything here condemning Mexicans.  Most of 'em are, comparatively, "cool".  BUT... there IS  a problem when way too many folks from south of the US border--on down into South America--show up and crowd into Historically Native Black American Neighborhood/and other poor minority neighborhoods.  More gangs, more drugs, guns, violence, barred-windows, pit-bulls---more problems...

Those in the more expensive, less dense, looked after "liberal" neighborhoods  only read-in-the-paper/see on the news of the incidents of rival gang violence, displacement, increased poor enclaves with enclaves, over-crowding, poverty-related crime...and on and on.
Trump--for all his faults... DID have the border "somewhat" right.

And at the end of the day?  Who loses most in all of the:

--BLACK LIVES MATTER "BADLY-PHRASED" movement( a weak, pity-drenched appeal that was outsider crafted-sloganed-financed-promoted)

--GET RID OF THE POLICE(instead of DEMANDING/INSTITUTING better vetting, higher standards, increased oversight and a determined weeding out of the criminal cops who sneak into the ranks and endanger citizens and other competent "solid" cops.)

WHO LOSES?  "BEEN-HERE" NATIVE BLACK AMERICANS...  and "progress" toward OUR America's full potential...
                                                                                                                             AW July 4, 2021

China Rejects WHO Proposal for Second Phase of Covid-19 Origins Probe-(kinda feels like the Chinese are bullyin' past Truth of where that crap may have come from)...



...IT IS RESPONDED TO, IN KIND, BELOW...                              AW 7-18-21

PS.  No, I don't believe in turning the other cheek.  Silly MF's will slap you...uh... "silly"...

The Chinese kid below-below speaks to how Native Blacks don't do as well as Asians because--basically--they don't work together(Family/Tribe/Kinship)... and as much as I was bothered by his condemnation... he's correct.  

What this young Asian fella(above) doesn't acknowledge is that while his folks quietly laid low-Native Black Americans(along with Whites and others) are the ones who FOUGHT in the streets and courts and political arenas(and other shared arenas...sports, culture--music--CREATING "America") and gave lives  to make it possible for him to have a shot at the things he has not "really" figured out the historical..."how" of.

As much as I ain't a fan of the title "Critical Race Theory"--there is historical Truth there that he needs to add to his understanding(or lack, thereof).

Interesting, the hosts of the show make him stutter by raising a sliver of the real deal that he--in his limited understanding and resentment--ignores. Simply put--his butt wouldn't be there but for the blood of those he disparages...without true interest in full understanding/acknowledgement.  

My apologies to Asian friends I have come to know over the years who know better than this fella.  I get what he's saying... but there is a LOT more to the story.  Hell, he's a perfect example of why Critical Race Theory(jus' call it "American History "--and be more honest and thorough in the teaching of it)... is necessary.

There's rewriting/reinterpreting American History...and then there's jus' not "getting it", fully. 

The same fellows who would make HIS ancestors bow, move off, hear slurs, etc.  LOVE what he's doing... even if they have no other use for him--even today.  Hey, it's safe to come out/speak up, now.  You're welcome. 
                                                                                                       AW  7-18-21
GUARANTEE, you will dig this true story(above) of Dr. William Key and his 6th grade level intelligent horse, "Jim Key". 

Hollywood looks to be workin' on a version of the story.  I'm aware of  a coupla other potential movie-speculator videos as well.

The first one displayed below is done by a group I just discovered:  Black Excellence & Abundance.    

The second(just below it) is just well done and has a real nice feel to it.

My hope is that folks with a genuine feel and care for the "Legacy" get a shot at making it into a movie.... if a movie is to be done.  

Hopefully no usual Hollywood overseer condescension elements are "stitched in"-- And hopefully, no smarmy patronizing and no lack of deeper understanding and care mess this up. 

This story deserves to be done by folks who have a real feel; a "FAMILY" feel--for this gifted intelligent Black man and his exceptional animal-horse "friend". 
We'll see... 

Meantime, check out the cool basics.
                                                                         AW 7-6-21        
'Wrote a script YEARS ago titled "WE MUST GO BEYOND THE SUN".  Elon Musk speaks to that, here.  Good stuff.  We'll all be better for it.  Check out what this amazing young human has to say, below.                                                                                                                                                                                                      AW 7-5-21

...some folks still waitin'...after all these years...

No problem here with Biden "whispering" to theatrically emphasize a point .  WHAT he SAYS and DOES is what matters. 

Trump threw punches.  Made faces. Mimicked.
Bill Clinton lied--straight-faced.  And on and on...

Obama?  Cool on the outside--"owned" where it mattered on the real. 'Wish he'd HONORED what I heard him say on some tv show that made ME an "Obama Hope-Fool"(for a quick minute):  "What's good for Wall Street is good for Main Street".  Slick, but empty.  *Dr. Cornell West breaks it down best, farther down.  

                                                                                                            AW  6-28-21

An Ivy League Native Black American & U Texas Nigerian-American make up the most energetic, entertaining, informed "2 man" sports show pairing offered. 'Former NFL pros, they bring it every time. Check 'em out.
THIS ONE WAS JUS' TOO DAMN GOOD!  If you've EVER been in a room, on a corner...ANYWHERE... talkin' sh--with a bunch of football lovin' Negroes?  THIS will take you there. 

To other folk lookin' in... my apologies for the personal indulgence.  I LOVED this...

Brother in the middle got so hot... mic blew up... I'm STILL crackin' up...  For Splibs like me... this is some of the best stuff anywhere.  And Dak?  Ain't sure WHAT to say...   Have a good season, young fella!

AW 6-27-21
                                                                                                                                                                                      AW 7-22-21

This image, originally posted to Flickr, was reviewed on 3 November 2015 by the administrator or reviewer Leoboudv, who confirmed that it was available on Flickr under the stated license on that date.

Chiefs/Ravens/Seattle/Patriots(with Cam) fan here.  Home-turf Steelers fan 1rst--but must put on hold until Rothlisberger's gone. 

But as an overall FOOTBALL #1 Sports fan... the "intrigue" of Aaron Rodgers in Vegas?!  Wow...perfect match!  Carr is, conversely,  PERFECT for Green Bay.  Hence, the  "F-Bomber" below makin'  his pitch leadin' today's "rhetorical".  Rodgers was MADE for a place like Vegas...
                                                                                                AW 7-2-21

Pullin' for you, Mister Wilder.  Gonna put a few ducats down if I can find a bookie.  'Like both o' you guys--decent fellas, each.  But
hope you win the night. Win the Fight.

And both of you walk away healthy, wealthy...and wiser for the experience.

                                                                      AW 6-23-21 

When are "Native Black Americans" gonna learn?

Click Michael B. Jordan's picture to go to article that clarifies what he ain't--and ain't welcome to access...

Nicki Minaj Calls On Michael B. Jordan to Rename His Rum Brand With Ties to Caribbean Culture

Image by joanhernandezmir at        AW 6-22-21


DON LEMON... huh?

Is Don Lemon putting his own insecurities on all Black men?  Black People? 

I will not disagree that there ARE folks who have white skin who think like Lemon believes they might...

There are also Folks who believe MARTIANS LIVE NEXT DOOR...

We got some of everything on this damn whacky "still evolving" planet.

But for a man who is prominent on National TV to make such an all-encompassing, sweeping statement?

Gotta ask...

Is your own stuff about being gay the genesis of your careless ramble?  Being Black and gay and feeling like YOU'RE being seen as...?  Is that where this came from?

Suggestion:  Get help.


                                                                                                                  AW 6-23-21
better VP.
Vote taken?
'Wouldda beat
"The Arrangement"
by a mile...
(along with about
6 others)
Pack Supreme Court? How about more say from The People on who's Second In Command.  Too much at stake in modern world to leave it up to The Swamp... (which includes moneyed "influencers")                                                                              AW-6-26-21
Crispus Attucks was the ACKNOWLEDGED FIRST to die in the American Revolution.  "Native Black American History"  started from git... and has developed in this land over centuries.  Simply?  "Native Black Americans" been here and developed a unique and specific People and Culture over Centuries.   
JUNETEENTH? PLEASE COUNT ME OUT.  Juneteenth makes absolutely no sense.  It's a chump holiday. Celebrating what?  Getting stolen lives back from a bunch of kidnapping criminals?  Seriously.  Feels like Negroes suffering a bit of the Stockholm Syndrome. It's a bad joke.  How about "ANCESTORS  DAY" instead to HONOR those who came before(and leave Government Blessing out of it).  If anything, let those White folks whose direct ancestors go back to slave days(*not post-slavery recent-arrival immigrants) celebrate "Juneteenth" for THEIR ancestors becoming human.   *I observe ANCESTORS DAY every December 12--to HONOR what they suffered, survived, fought for, overcame, contributed and passed on to us...and ALL Americans. AW 9-26-20
SLIGHT  RECONSIDERATION OF "JUNETEENTH".  Personally, 'still feel it's not a "Holiday" I'll be celebratin'.  'Might have something to do with some of the first images I saw of Black Folks somewhere down South--all dressed up, paraded out--and looking like a Mardi Gras or Gay Pride parade.

The "Happy Negro" image--no matter what the backdrop is--is not one I, personally, can get with per ANYTHING to do with stealing another human's Life; aka SLAVERY. 

BUT I do see value in ANYTHING that speaks to the "specific" of the "Native Black American". 

Basically Native Black Americans are a unique, specific people who have transformed and been transformed--right along with "America" from the very beginning to now--and into the Future.  Culture, food, Music, Movements, Historical Events and involvement...AMERICAN HISTORY and on and on--from "git".  The Native Black American--per specific history and centuries long- developed culture is unique and distinct.

Few---(and no Native Black American I've ever known or met)--have kept contact with--or are even full-blooded WHAT they were--as it relates to the place from which they were abducted.

What's interesting--is when I first put "Native Black American" out there--as a preferred alternative to "African-American"--there were very few takers.  I purchased a bunch of dot com variations, hoping I might get the attention of some folks who kinda felt like I did--and get a conversation going.  To my way of thinking the idea and POWER of "Legacy" is fundamental to all human progress--and even moreso to subsets.   

"Native Black American" to my way of thinking is a CLEAR "subset"/group/People/Tribe(even purchased the domain name, not for basketball: "Native Black American Tribe")

Recently, others have taken up the notion... even saw where the "controlled" internet gatekeepers are listing new-comers(hopefully it's other Native Black Folks with good intentions)-here and there.  Even saw an internet run of  pop-culture stuff like: "Rihanna Stars Out in Native Black American All Day T-Shirt".

But getting back to JUNETEENTH.  In "rethinking"?  Juneteeth IS of great value. It speaks to the very "specific" folks I feel need to clearly recognize their common/specific heritage/culture/ People--as they came to be... here in this land--for CENTURIES. 

BUT--you will not see me in any parades, bright outfits,  jumpin' around like it's... New Years at 12 midnight. 

I'll celebrate like I do December 12 "ANCESTOR'S DAY"--every year.  In reflection, appreciation, acknowledgement, chasing ideas that "may" help as the Future unfolds.  End goal?  Respect, Appreciation, Friendship, Mutual Human Acknowledgement--that we're all here, each and every one of us--for a precious little time... and that we can do one HELL of a lot better.  And it all starts with "respect and appreciation"--giving it, accepting it, sharing it--being worthy of it. 

JUNETEENTH FINALLY:  Even though I wince at the vision of happy Negroes dancin', partyin', fire-crackin' and all feathered up, JUNETEENTH does speak to the Native Black American deep roots, long/storied history, unique relationship, and specific People.  

To my way of thinking, EVERY American with "Native Black American" roots--would be better off ACKNOWLEDGING their shared deep roots in "America". 

Our seeds were planted BEFORE the Mayflower arrived.  Crispus Attucks--as anyone who's looked over my sites knows--was THE first person to die in the American Revolution...hence, the adoption of the 13 Star Flag as a symbol of the Native Black American.  Fighters with blood shed in every war from first to last and moving forward. WE ARE AMERICA FROM GIT.

AW 6-18-21


That said---'Never believed the bullcrap "China" forced the world to swallow--while not allowing world experts to take as close a look as was reasonably requested.   And necessary.  Not working with the best and brightest from around the world?  Dangerous, selfish, and not smart.

The WORLD is in this crap together. Not the time to be hidin', lyin', sneakin', peepin' an' perpertratin'...

                                                                                                                                                                AW 6-15-21
Americans MUST do a better job knowing the folks we elect to RUN our country.

What are they doing, and why? Who are they really? And who and what are they serving?

When checking out humans seeking(or holding) positions that inherently give them some degree of power/control/affect over You, Your Family...The Future.  Especially politicians who aspire to higher office.

Who "they" are really REALLY matters.

Especially at this time on the planet where tech has moved to where a few of the secret and well-coordinated can control the many. 

Freedoms. Population.
Who lives. Who is "useless eaters"...

Controllers. Controlled. 

If Hitler had what's available today?  Many of us would not be here.  And those who were, would be observed in every nook and cranny of their lives. 

Privacy(if at all)?  'Only for the most privileged and powerful. 

Consider... What does your GUT tell you about America's recent leadership?


Do you, personally, know of folks who'd be FAR better? More honest.  Ethical.  Wise. Trustworthy. Smart. "Right"... than...

If so, how can we recruit better.  Evaluate better. Get the BEST(or at least something close to it). 

'Cause that's what's needed.

Football?  We can see--who's who. Best QB starts.  Linebacker. Running back...etc.


Hell, many of us know teachers, business owners, laborers, good folks in town who'd be better to lead than the put up choices we're money-maneuvered to "pick from".  

Consider:  the future of this wonderful "experiment" called America will succeed or fail based on the quality, smarts, wisdom, HUMAN DECENCY--of those who lead us. 

Hopefully, whoever's playing the game as our QB, Leader, "Team" ON THE FIELD... are the best, brightest, wisest--and most "solid" among us.  

Anything less?  The "possibility" of  what America COULD be--in spite of it's ugly start---

--ain't gonna happen. 

Ain't gonna be realized.  And THAT speaks to a VERY stultified Future. 

Here's hoping we figure out how to achieve best of best Leadership--sooner than later.

In a technolgy-cabal-inner-sanctum controlled America/World--all the squawkin' and opinionating and protesting will stop.

Right NOW every damn thing can be seen from the sky--and there are cameras every damn where--they can see through walls--hear for miles. 

*(and thanks to "self-proclaimed liberal" Bernie not showing up, we have WARRANTLESS  searches of  what we do on the internet...Right to Privacy mean anything to you, "liberal" Bernie?)...

*others no surprise--but Sanders? See warrantless-search no internet privacy info below*

Here's hoping for better quality of "Leaders" in the Future.  Here's hoping we "manage" despite the swamp-mess we've got going, presently. 

We can/MUST do better... soon.

Will we?...
                                                                                                            AW 6-8-21

Support from 59 senators wasn't enough (NEEDED ONE MORE)

On Wednesday, Wyden and Daines offered an amendment to the reauthorization bill that would stop the FBI from obtaining "Internet website browsing information or Internet search history information" using the Patriot Act. That would force the agency to use other processes—with stricter judicial oversight—to obtain that kind of information.

A majority of senators—59 out of 100—supported the amendment. But under the Senate's dysfunctional rules, it takes a 60-vote supermajority to end debate on a proposal like this and move to a vote. So even though a majority of senators supported the amendment, it did not become part of the reauthorization bill.

Four senators—Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) missed the vote. The amendment would have passed if any of them had voted "yes."

Instead of focusing on packing/changing the Supreme Court?  Should there be consideration for a way for The People to have more choice, more "say" in who is VP? We avoided Sarah Palin--some say at the expense of John McCain. Can you imagine Palin as President? 

Well... Some say we're lookin' at a revisit... "Happy Memorial Day weekend?"(essentially)/"Here's a cookie for you, crew. With MY face on it"...

'Shallow roots showing?  Ain't quite feelin' America, yet?  Or?... "Sarah, you did it!".

Prejudicial Admission:  Feel Val Demings(or damn near any of others), better...

*but still prayin' for a Mister MaGoo success...
*...will probably delete this after a little sleep and reflection...*

To many of the many Americans--Black, White and Hopeful--who voted for "OBAMA HOPE"?...

...Barack Hussein Obama II was--in reality--anything but...
Who and what Obama served? 

Dr. Cornel West(above) gently speaks to what seems to be the real deal of the OBAMA PRESIDENCY. (Once again, "Native" Black Americans got "played/chumped/used"...this time along with a RAINBOW of other "hopefuls")

Frankly?  Some feel Obama is the primary reason we got Donald Trump.

What, apparently, drove some folks nuts(who were paying attention) was that the many homes "HOPEFUL" backbone-of-America workers lost via schemed bad loans... and probable foreclosure?   

Lender-foreclosed homes that the  Wall Street/Banking industry reportedly used as "assets of value" for generous "Bailout Money"? 

Those "toxic assets" as the they were deceitfully called--

Were, apparently, sold BACK to the very companies who gamed the system--FOR PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.    

And the "illegal" games played by the insiders?  They were so bad even Obama had to address/condemn them out loud--(for show?)  'Cause...


Not one of 'em got nailed for doing things they were not supposed to do--with the bailout-gamed money grab... at "HOPE"FULL" Joe Average American's expense.

$$$$$$ Check out the today value of those "toxic assets" home-owners lost to the foreclosing bank-sharks back then.
...and on a general more positive ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY note...



The Id is the instinctual component of personality that is present at birth,[6] and is the source of bodily needs and wants, emotional impulses and desires, especially aggression and the libido (sex drive).[7]




The id acts according to the pleasure principle — the psychic force oriented to immediate gratification of impulse and desire — defined by the avoidance of pain.[8]


[9] Freud said that the Id is unconscious, by definition:

It is the dark, inaccessible part of our personality, what little we know of it we have learned from our study of the dreamwork, and, of course, the construction of neurotic symptoms and most of that is of a negative character, and can be described only as a contrast to the ego. We approach the id with analogies: we call it a chaos, a cauldron full of seething excitations. . . . It is filled with energy reaching it from the instincts, but it has no organization, produces no collective will, but only a striving to bring about the satisfaction of the instinctual needs subject to the observance of the pleasure principle.[10]

In the id:

contrary impulses exist side by side, without cancelling each other. . . . There is nothing in the id that could be compared with negation . . . nothing in the id which corresponds to the idea of time.[11]

Developmentally, the id precedes the ego; the psychic apparatus begins, at birth, as an undifferentiated id, part of which then develops into a structured ego. While "id" is in search of pleasure, "ego" emphasizes the principle of reality.[12] Thus the id:

contains everything that is inherited, that is present at birth, is laid down in the constitution — above all, therefore, the instincts, which originate from the somatic organization, and which find a first psychical expression here (in the id) in forms unknown to us.[13]

The mind of a newborn child is regarded as completely "id-ridden", in the sense that it is a mass of instinctive drives and impulses, and needs immediate satisfaction. The "id" moves on to what organism needs. Example is reduction of tension which is experienced.[2]

The id "knows no judgements of value: no good and evil, no morality. ...Instinctual cathexes seeking discharge—that, in our view, is all there is in the id."[14] It is regarded as "the great reservoir of libido",[15] the instinctive drive to create—the life instincts that are crucial to pleasurable survival. Alongside the life instincts came the death instincts—the death drive which Freud articulated relatively late in his career in "the hypothesis of a death instinct, the task of which is to lead organic life back into the inanimate state."[16] For Freud, "the death instinct would thus seem to express itself—though probably only in part—as an instinct of destruction directed against the external world and other organisms"[17] through aggression. Freud considered that "the id, the whole person...originally includes all the instinctual impulses...the destructive instinct as well",[18] as eros or the life instincts.


The ego (Latin for "I",[19] German: Ich)[20] acts according to the reality principle; i.e., it seeks to please the id's drive in realistic ways that, in the long term, bring benefit, rather than grief.[21] At the same time, Freud concedes that as the ego "attempts to mediate between id and reality, it is often obliged to cloak the [unconscious] commands of the id with its own preconscious rationalizations, to conceal the id's conflicts with reality, to be taking notice of reality even when the id has remained rigid and unyielding."[22] The reality principle that operates the ego is a regulating mechanism that enables the individual to delay gratifying immediate needs and function effectively in the real world. An example would be to resist the urge to grab other people's belongings, but instead to purchase those items.[23]

The ego is the organized part of the personality structure that includes defensive, perceptual, intellectual-cognitive, and executive functions. Conscious awareness resides in the ego, although not all of the operations of the ego are conscious. Originally, Freud used the word ego to mean a sense of self, but later revised it to mean a set of psychic functions such as judgment, tolerance, reality testing, control, planning, defense, synthesis of information, intellectual functioning, and memory.[24] The ego separates out what is real. It helps us to organize our thoughts and make sense of them and the world around us.[24] "The ego is that part of the id which has been modified by the direct influence of the external world. ...The ego represents what may be called reason and common sense, in contrast to the id, which contains the its relation to the id it is like a tug of war, which the ego has to hold in check the id to not let it loose; with the difference, that the teams fought against one other in equality, while the ego was against the much stronger 'id'."[25] Still worse, "it serves three severe masters...the external world, the super-ego and the id."[22] Its task is to find a balance between primitive drives and reality while satisfying the id and super-ego. Its main concern is with the individual's safety and allows some of the id's desires to be expressed, but only when consequences of these actions are marginal. "Thus the ego, driven by the id, confined by the super-ego, repulsed by reality, struggles...[in] bringing about harmony among the forces and influences working in and upon it," and readily "breaks out in anxiety—realistic anxiety regarding the external world, moral anxiety regarding the super-ego, and neurotic anxiety regarding the strength of the passions in the id."[26] It has to do its best to suit all three, thus is constantly feeling hemmed by the danger of causing discontent on two other sides. It is said, however, that the ego seems to be more loyal to the id, preferring to gloss over the finer details of reality to minimize conflicts while pretending to have a regard for reality. But the super-ego is constantly watching every one of the ego's moves and punishes it with feelings of guilt, anxiety, and inferiority.

To overcome this the ego employs defense mechanisms. The defense mechanisms are not done so directly or consciously. They lessen the tension by covering up our impulses that are threatening.[27] Ego defense mechanisms are often used by the ego when id behavior conflicts with reality and either society's morals, norms, and taboos or the individual's expectations as a result of the internalization of these morals, norms, and their taboos.

Denial, displacement, intellectualisation, fantasy, compensation, projection, rationalization, reaction formation, regression, repression, and sublimation were the defense mechanisms Freud identified. However, his daughter Anna Freud clarified and identified the concepts of undoing, suppression, dissociation, idealization, identification, introjection, inversion, somatisation, splitting, and substitution.

"The ego is not sharply separated from the id; its lower portion merges into it.... But the repressed merges into the id as well, and is merely a part of it. The repressed is only cut off sharply from the ego by the resistances of repression; it can communicate with the ego through the id." (Sigmund Freud, 1923)

In a diagram of the Structural and Topographical Models of Mind, the ego is depicted to be half in the consciousness, while a quarter is in the preconscious and the other quarter lies in the unconscious.

In modern English, ego has many meanings. It could mean one's self-esteem; an inflated sense of self-worth; the conscious-thinking self;[28] or in philosophical terms, one's self. Ego development is known as the development of multiple processes, cognitive function, defenses, and interpersonal skills or to early adolescence when ego processes are emerged.[21]


The super-ego[29] (German: Über-Ich)[30] reflects the internalization of cultural rules, mainly taught by parents applying their guidance and influence.[8] Freud developed his concept of the super-ego from an earlier combination of the ego ideal and the "special psychical agency which performs the task of seeing that narcissistic satisfaction from the ego ideal is ensured...what we call our 'conscience'."[31] For him "the installation of the super-ego can be described as a successful instance of identification with the parental agency," while as development proceeds "the super-ego also takes on the influence of those who have stepped into the place of parents — educators, teachers, people chosen as ideal models".

Thus a child's super-ego is in fact constructed on the model not of its parents but of its parents' super-ego; the contents which fill it are the same and it becomes the vehicle of tradition and of all the time-resisting judgments of value which have propagated themselves in this manner from generation to generation.[32]

The super-ego aims for perfection.[27] It forms the organized part of the personality structure, mainly but not entirely unconscious, that includes the individual's ego ideals, spiritual goals, and the psychic agency (commonly called "conscience") that criticizes and prohibits their drives, fantasies, feelings, and actions. "The Super-ego can be thought of as a type of conscience that punishes misbehavior with feelings of guilt. For example, for having extra-marital affairs."[33] Taken in this sense, the super-ego is the precedent for the conceptualization of the inner critic as it appears in contemporary therapies such as IFS.[34]

The super-ego works in contradiction to the id. The super-ego strives to act in a socially appropriate manner, whereas the id just wants instant self-gratification. The super-ego controls our sense of right and wrong and guilt.[35] It helps us fit into society by getting us to act in socially acceptable ways.[24]

The super-ego's demands often oppose the id's, so the ego sometimes has a hard time in reconciling the two.[27]

Freud's theory implies that the super-ego is a symbolic internalisation of the father figure and cultural regulations. The super-ego tends to stand in opposition to the desires of the id because of their conflicting objectives, and its aggressiveness towards the ego. The super-ego acts as the conscience, maintaining our sense of morality and proscription from taboos. The super-ego and the ego are the product of two key factors: the state of helplessness of the child and the Oedipus complex.[36] Its formation takes place during the dissolution of the Oedipus complex and is formed by an identification with and internalisation of the father figure after the little boy cannot successfully hold the mother as a love-object out of fear of castration. Freud described the super-ego and its relationship to the father figure and Oedipus complex thus:

The super-ego retains the character of the father, while the more powerful the Oedipus complex was and the more rapidly it succumbed to repression (under the influence of authority, religious teaching, schooling and reading), the stricter will be the domination of the super-ego over the ego later on—in the form of conscience or perhaps of an unconscious sense of guilt.[37]

The concept of super-ego and the Oedipus complex is subject to criticism for its perceived sexism. Women, who are considered to be already castrated, do not identify with the father, and therefore, for Freud, "their super-ego is never so inexorable, so impersonal, so independent of its emotional origins as we require it to be in men...they are often more influenced in their judgements by feelings of affection or hostility."[38] However, Freud went on to modify his position to the effect "that the majority of men are also far behind the masculine ideal and that all human individuals, as a result of their human identity, combine in themselves both masculine and feminine characteristics, otherwise known as human characteristics."[39]