Divider in Chief

The great divider has one again succumbed to the beating of the racist drum carried by Sharpton, Jealous, Holder, Jackson and the liberal media, and has driven the wedge of division even deeper into the fabric of our great nation. In 2001 Jim Collins released his best selling book “Good to Great.” Collins describes what took companies like Walgrens Drug Stores from mediocrity to greatness. The banner concept in their evolution was that they looked inside the company and identified what was wrong. As Collins calls it, they faced the “Brutal Facts.” The fallacy of the race hustler movement is the misdirection of its voices. None of these criers want to admit to the real issues that afflict the black community. Booker T. Washing ton wrote in 1911; “There is a class of who make it a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the negro race before the public, having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs, partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the negro to leave his grievances because they do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T. Washington was a master at changing attitudes of whites toward blacks because he worked with whites who were sympathetic to the black plight.
Martin Luther was a pragmatist who faced the brutal facts. He told a congregation in 1961: “Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population in St Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crime.? We’ve got to face that! And we’ve go to do something about our moral standards. We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man. There are things we must do for ourselves.”
I call upon Americas leaders, black, white, brown or yellow to be real leaders. Stop the division! Return America to the core values that made in a land of opportunity to all.


The Tragedy of Race baiting

I stared my career as a school administrator in a high school in Southern California where, for the first time in the history of the school, an African American became a candidate for Student Body President. She was intelligent, beautiful, and very popular. As the campaign progressed it became clear that she was the front runner over a white, equally intelligent and beautiful young woman, then the contest took a bizarre turn. This leading candidate turned to the issue of “Brown Pride” as the center of her campaign, promoting the idea that rights of the Hispanic students on campus were being violated. A school community where all students were looked at as being Americans – not black or white, or Hispanic or any other race, and where the population was, for the most part “colorblind” all of a sudden became uneasy. Uneasy because a class distinction that heretofore did not exist now became an issue. The race card, which did not exist, was now being played. You can guess the outcome of the story. This beautiful black girl should have won that election.
The Al Sharptons and the Jesse Jacksons of the world continue to promote themselves by acting as if they were fighting for the common good of the downtrodden blacks in America. To deny that racism exists in America would be to admit one’s ignorance of reality, but to continue to cry injustice where injustice does not exist, as Sharpton and Jackson continue to do, is to damage the push for equality that all black Americans deserve. Booker T. Washington said it best.
“There is a class of colored people who make business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public, having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs, partly because they want sympathy, and partly because it pays. Some of those people do not want the Negro to leave his grievances because they do not want to leave their jobs. B.T. Washington, 1911.

I’m wondering why the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial did not make a strong point that George Zimmerman had other alternatives than killing this kid. A shot to the shoulder or someplace other than his vitals. It’s hard to say in the heat of the moment when his head is being banged on the concrete but I can’t help but think that Zimmerman was sporting a Rambo mentality and had a deep seated motive to use the power of his gun in some way. I’m not seeing a lot of remorse on his part. Is he not sorry that he has taken a human life whether accidental or in fear of his own life. I think there are a lot of unspoken issues that still linger from this trial and I’m not exhonerating Trevon Martin.  Treyvon could have just hurried to his home and walked in the door. Incident over.  My hope is that those who have been hurt can move on, leaving anger behind.

Engage the natural world

Hiking into nature where life is unsullied by things that don’t really matter is therapeutic and rewarding. I am reminded of who I really am and how insignificant man is with respect to the grandeur of the world and then I am reminded, that man in all his genius has the ability to destroy that which is so magnificent.
We must enjoy but conserve. We must nibble, not become gluttonous. We have this world, one world which belongs to our posterity.

The journey through Blind Revenge from page 1 to page 452

After seven years of taking this project seriously my story is finally in print.  My fantasy to be a writer came true as I took it seriously, sat down and began to write.  It’s amazing that I have progressed from a thirteen year old boy who sat in the fields for corn and wheat and dreamed of writing to a 71 year old man who is now in print.  Even though I let life get in the way I never gave up on the dream.  How gratifying it is to finally have done it.  The greatest endorsement and the biggest relief as to whether I have written something folks will pay money to read came in the form of a call to one of the first purchasers of Blind Revenge.  She called and wanted to purchase three more copies to give to her friends and family.

I truly feel I’m on my way.  Now, how to get the word out that Blind Revenge in an engaging and compelling story that will keep readers engaged and entertained all the way to page 452.  And it’s not just the story but the setting.  You’ll love the setting

Its never too late

The story smoldered in my mind for ten years before I finally “found” the time to sit down and put my thoughts on paper and organize the story.  My first novel “Blind Revenge” came live Jan 30, 2013, just under six months before my seventy second birthday.  I feel young.  The number one item on my bucket list s now a reality.  If I can do it so can you.  Just don’t wait as long as I did.