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The Slave Master Who Wrote The Star Spangled Banner by Eric Jonathan Brewer

31 Aug

Who the fuck knew? I’ve been singing “The Star Spangled Banner” almost all my life and had no idea there were verses beyond the first, “O’er the land of the free and the home of t…

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The Slave Master Who Wrote The Star Spangled Banner

30 Aug

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Article written by Eric Jonathan Brewer

Who the fuck knew?

I’ve been singing “The Star Spangled Banner” almost all my life and had no idea there were verses beyond the first, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Then here comes Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49’ers, who enlightened us all. I’ve always said that sometimes you just don’t know, what you don’t know, you don’t know.

Kaepernick refused to stand for the USA’s national anthem as a protest, in part, because of the following extremely offensive lyrics.

“And where is that band who so vauntingly swore, That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion A home and a Country should leave us no more?

Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

I had no idea attorney Francis Scott Key was a slave owner who’d written lyrics bragging about killing black men and women who’d been slaves, but who sided with the British and Canadians to fight against the USA in exchange for freedom during the War of 1812.

The U.S. had invaded Canada and the border nations along the north.

Brothers and sisters were motivated so much by the taste of freedom, they joined with the Brits and Canadians, had a real March on Washington, and burned down the mutha fuckin’ White House that black hands built.

It was the only time foreign invaders have fought this nation on U.S. soil.

When the two sides ended the war in 1815, the guys Key was writing about demanded back the 6000 black men and women who’d been their property.

The Brits told them to go fuck themselves and refused. The brothers and sisters remained free in Canada, Nova Scotia and Trinidad.

Key was not only a slave owner, he prosecuted abolitionists for helping free slaves.

Read his closing argument to the jury in the case against Dr. Reuben Crandall for distributing anti-slavery literature.

“Are you willing, gentlemen, to abandon your country, to permit it to be taken from you, and occupied by the abolitionist, according to whose taste it is to associate and amalgamate with the negro?”

“Or, gentlemen, on the other hand, are there laws in this community to defend you from the immediate abolitionist, who would open upon you the floodgates of such extensive wickedness and mischief?”

I know the more “learned” in the USA have been laughing about this shit for years.

Little Negro kids like me, and millions of others, growing up singing “The Star Spangled Banner” as young patriots in our Jim Crow schools not knowing we were singing about slaveholders killing our freedom loving black men and women ancestors.

We’d have gotten that shit out of the schools a long time ago if we’d known.

Ignorance is a bitch and this definitely puts President Barack Obama on the spot. Damn near 8 years in office and he didn’t know “THIS?”

Let’s be real. There’s a “militant” side to black history that white supremacists don’t want black folk to know.

It’s why the *Plain Dealer’s reporters write no words that empower black people. Whether we see it or not, America was built on white supremacy.

It’s everywhere in every facet of the American history “we’ve” been “allowed” to know.

The idea of freedom loving black men and women killing white men for freedom obviously doesn’t sit well with the white supremacist perspective Francis Scott Key believed in.

Key and other white supremacists believed slaves were so uncivilized they needed the white man to care for and discipline them.

It’s why John Brown, the white anti-slavery figure, is larger in American history than Denmark Vesey, the Maroons, Josiah Henson, the Black Refugees and the Black Loyalists.

It’s why Paul Robeson’s image has been twisted into something it’s not, and why Marcus Garvey had to be demonized.

Robeson was the most dangerous man in the world, according to President Harry Truman’s secretary of state, John Foster Dulles.

Did his danger have something to do with Robeson hooking up anti-colonial African leaders with Russian arms to kick the white supremacists out of their nations?

Imagine a black James Bond who’s tight with Russian dictator Josef Stalin, and who spoke 22 languages while hooking up secret arms deals by pretending to be a gospel singer.

He WOULD be the most dangerous man in the world, which is why Dulles snatched his passport.

From the beginning of American history, the free black man and woman fought against the ISIS leaders of their era.

Their names were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Adams and the other terrorists who would create a U.S. government that enslaved them.

All the slave owning laws that sprang forth from their evil-minded terrorism was opposed by freedom loving black men and women who Britain and the Canadians embraced as equals.

That would be the spin on history if the other side had won. Today we honor these terrorists as our nation’s “founders.”

Imagine. George Washington today would be dogged by Trump as the leader of ISIS.

President Obama would be sending drones to kill his ass and bragging about how he took out “high value targets” like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.

Just like he announced the death of Osama bin Laden, Obama would be announcing the death of John Adams.

The “Star Spangled Banner” was officially made the USA’s anthem in 1916 by another racist, President Woodrow Wilson, who did it through an executive order.

Congress made it official in 1931 with the blessings of one of the most vicious Republican racists in the nation, President Herbert Hoover.

The same Congress and Hoover passed the Davis Bacon Act of 1931 to stop black men from taking construction jobs from white men.

85 percent of the construction workers in the south were black men.

They were moving north, competing with white men and winning. So much for not being able to find “qualified” blacks in the construction industry.

Knowing they’d lose the construction industry like they lost the NBA if they didn’t cheat with laws, Hoover and the white supremacists in Congress enacted the Davis Bacon Act to stop black construction workers from sending more white men to the unemployment lines.

It’s still on the books today just like we still sing the Star Spangled Banner.

Today it’s the Democrats pushing to keep the racist Davis Bacon Act on the books.

The same president who signed the Star Spangled Banner into law enforced segregation in the military and got rid of the Tuskegee Airmen.

This “Donald Trump-like” mutha fuckin’ Hoover stripped blacks of all important positions inside the Republican Party and took property from Mexicans at the nation’s borders before deporting them to Mexico City.

Hoover was so bad as a Republican he turned black people to the Democratic Party and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

It’s fitting that the man who inspired the phrase “it’s time to turn Lincoln’s picture to the wall” would sign the Star Spangled Banner into law as this nation’s anthem.

Kaepernick ain’t wrong for sitting this shit out.

I remember when Olympians Tommy Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a black power salute back in 1968. I was turning 15 that year.

The Glenville and Hough riots were over. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated that year.

I remember the fists and the controversy. I don’t remember the fists being anything about the “lyrics” of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Kaepernick’s protest is “core shattering” because who the fuck knew all the lyrics Francis Scott Key wrote in his song?

It’s like learning that Jesus was just a man, not the son of God.

I know right now Obama’s kind of fucked up. First Lady Michelle Obama told us the White House was built by slaves. This one slapped everybody. What’s “HE” got to say about “THIS?”

Read about the Black Refugees. The old black man in the picture below, is one of them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Refugee_(War_of_1812).

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Read also about the Black Loyalists in the Book of Negroes who joined with the British against George Washington and his band of  terrorists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Loyalist

Below is all of the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner. I’m with Kaepernick on this one. I ain’t ever singing this shit again.

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
’Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

*The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio’s daily newspaper.

(End of Eric Jonathan Brewer’s article)

Below is an article by Chiniquy:

When did our National Anthem and the flag become all about the military?

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Personally I have never liked The Star Spangled Banner (TSSB), as our National Anthem.

It is an anthem about war.

“Rockets’ red glare and bomb bursting in the air” all about death and destruction.

The TSSB is a constant reminder of war.

That is why our National Anthem, is now exclusively related to the military; and nothing else.

Initially I did not agree with Kaepernick sitting down during the playing/singing of the National anthem.

I had served in the US military for over 23 years; and I don’t care for people who disrespect the flag or the National Anthem.

However because of the Kaepernick controversy, I soon learned about the man Francis Scott Keys and also about the unknown verses of what became known as The Star Spangled Banner.

“The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 about the American victory at the Battle of Fort McHenry.

We only sing the first verse, but Key penned three more. This is part of the third verse:

“Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

The mere mention of “slave” is not entirely remarkable; slavery was alive and well in the United States in 1814.

Key himself owned slaves, was an anti-abolitionist and once called his African brethren “a distinct and inferior race of people.”

(Above quote from CNN article)

It was only officially designated as our National Anthem by the US Congress during the 1930s.

Adopted from the first verse of Francis Scott Key’s poem.

Ignoring the other verses that he wrote about the killing of slaves; seeking freedom from slavery.

For this reason alone we should overwhemlingly stop using the Star Spangled banner as our National Anthem

I would much prefer My Country Tis of Thee or America The Beautiful as our National Anthem.

OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE IS MUCH MORE THAN WARS

The flag of the United States of America (USA) represent a lot more than just fighting wars and the military.

The first thing that the average American say when the National Anthem or the flag of the USA is perceived as being disrespected, is that our military men and women have been disrespected.

Why?

Yes why?

When Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem; everyone who criticised him said he was disrespecting the military, and the men and women who have served.

WE HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO SEE THE FLAG AND THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, AS AN EXTENSION OF THE US MILITARY

The people of the USA have been programmed over the last century, to only think of our anthem and flag as it relates to the military.

We have been conditioned for the past 65 years or so to associated our flag and anthem only with the military. 

The corporate elites have told us that we are enjoying our freedom as Americans because our military has fought for our freedom.

Really!

Which recent war did the US military fight in, which guarantee our freedoms as citizens of the USA?

Was it the wars in Korea; Vietnam; Iraq; or the war in Afghanistan; the war on drugs; the war on poverty?

Or maybe the military invasions during the 20th century of Grenada; Panama; Haiti; Nicaragua; Dominican Republic; the Philippines; Lebanon?

Which one of these wars and military interventions in poor countries, guaranteed our freedom as American citizens?

When was the last time any other nation threatened to invade the USA? 

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The US military is not the only reason why we have remained a free nation.

We are a free nation, because of our Democratic principles.

And the Constitution of the USA is the foundation of those Democratic principles.

When was the last time the US military prevented a foreign government, from changing our Constitution?

Never.

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ALL Americans are responsible for protecting those Democratic principles.

Not just the members of the US military.

Just because a person may be in the US military; doesn’t mean they know more about the US Constitution; than the average non military civilians.

I spent over 20 years in the US military, and I know that many military members, are just as ignorant about the Democratic principles that our national laws are based on.

I believe that the reason why The Star Spangled Banner was adopted as our National Anthem during the 1930S; was because the United States of America, was becoming a militaristic, imperialist nation.

The ‘Corporate Elites’ began been using the US military, vigorously, as their strong arm goons.

The military was being used to suppress the rebellion of the people in poor countries against corporate interests.

Corporations that were based inside the USA.

It was also during the 1930s that General Smedley D. Butler wrote his revealing book, “War is a Racket.”

After many years as a US Marine officer, he came to the realisation that the US military’s primary function, was to protect the financial interest of US corporations, in poor countries around the world.

These corporations with their paid flunkies, in the US Congress and Senate; use patriotic rhetoric to make the American citizens believe that these wars and military interventions, were for noble reasons.

The US military then and now, is being used to ensure that the American corporations will continue to rob the natural resources of weak nations around the world.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MILITARY SERVICE

For the past 10 years or so the US corporations have instructed all their employees; to say to all active duty and retired military members they encounter: “Thank you for your military service.”

No interest free loans for purchasing homes or automobiles, for former military members; just a no-cost, six worded sentence. 

Yes, thank you, military vets for the billions of dollars our corporations have made because of the USA’s recent, military interventions in foreign countries.

These corporation through the mass media that they own and control; have elevated and deified the military and military members.

If someone disrespects the flag or the anthem, then according to what they have told us; that is disrespecting the military, and the brave men and women who have served, to keep our nation free.

Serving in the military is a noble profession; but so is the profession of the garbage collector, the truck driver, farmers, teachers, postal workers, the police etc. etc.

The cessation of any of these noble professions would cause havoc in our country. 

INFAMOUS EX-MILITARY MEMBERS

The media want us to forget that the majority of the worst serial killers and mass murderers in our history were former military members.

Just to name a few of the more prominent ones:

David Berkowitz (son of sam)

Gary Ridgway (the green river murders)

Dennis Rader (btk killer)

Danny Rollins (Gainsville, Florida murders)

Jeffrey Dahmer

Anthony Sowell

Robert Lee Yates

Israel Keyes

William Bonin

Randy Stevens Kraft

John Joubert

Donald Harvey

Robert James Acremant

Gary M. Heidnik

And there are many, many more besides these.

Do your own research.

And then there are the mass murders who were also former military members:

Charles Whitman

Timothy McVeigh

John Allen Muhammad

Micah Johnson

Yes, thank you serial killers and mass murderers for your military service.

I repeat my questions.

Why is it that every time an American citizen protest by not respecting the flag or the National Anthem, the first thing people say is; that they are disrespecting the military?

When did everything about the flag and anthem become exclusively about the military?                

We have to stop believing that a military profession is greater, and more significant to our nation than any other profession. 

It is because of the sly, hidden promotion of the corporations that are part of the Military Industrial Complex; why Americans have become so fascinated with the military and military members.

Through their propaganda with numerous television shows and movies glorifying the military; they have made it seem that the military and military member are a special class of Americans.

That propaganda is only for the average American.

The rich upper class don’t believe that.

That is why their children rarely join the military.

They want the lower classes to feel special about their loved ones who die during their military service.

They don’t want them to think that their family members’ lives were really sacrificed in order to enable these corporations to continue making billions of dollars.

Our present National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, serves corporate interests.

Corporations that have made billions of dollars because of military contracts.

An anthem about war and fighting had to be programmed into the minds of America’s children from an early age.

Now the glorification of the military is all the US flag and National Anthem represents.

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Other Americans should join Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest.

Not necessarily for the same reasons as Colin’s; but to show our disagreement with the militaristic, imperialistic behaviour of our government for the past 65 years.

The Star Spangled Banner, is a National Anthem that promotes the aim of the Military Industrial Complex.

Donald Trump is a strong supporter of the Military Industrial Complex

Trump was supposed to be a president that was against military intervention in other countries.

But since he has become president; we now have American military members back in Somalia, Yemen, the Philippines and Syria.

And he is preparing to start wars in both North Korea, and Iran.

Billions of dollars will soon be flowing into the coffers of American corporations owners.

Yeah, make America great again.

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It is time to dump The Star Spangled Banner, as our National Anthem; and replace it with America The Beautiful or My Country Tis of Thee.

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness,
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE

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My country, ’tis of thee,

Sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I sing;

Land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrims’ pride,

From ev’ry mountainside

Let freedom ring!

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My native country, thee,

Land of the noble free,

Thy name I love;

I love thy rocks and rills,

Thy woods and templed hills;

My heart with rapture thrills,

Like that above.

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Let music swell the breeze,

And ring from all the trees

Sweet freedom’s song;

Let mortal tongues awake;

Let all that breathe partake;

Let rocks their silence break,

The sound prolong.

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Our fathers’ God to Thee,

Author of liberty,

To Thee we sing.

Long may our land be bright,

With freedom’s holy light,

Protect us by Thy might,

Great God our King.

Here is an excerpt from an article recently published by CNN

“The national anthem wasn’t always played before sporting events …

 Here’s a fascinating fact: The national anthem was played at baseball games decades before it was actually the national anthem.

There are records of “The Star Spangled Banner” gracing the diamond going back as far as 1897, but the song wasn’t adopted as the national anthem until 1931.

Over time, a mix of technology, war, and keeping up appearances kept the song in the sports spotlight. Its first big moment reportedly came in 1918 during the 7th-inning stretch of the World Series.

It’s no coincidence that its first surge in popularity came during wartime. Nationalism stoked by World War I meant that people were more affected by the song, and the fact that major league baseball players were being actively drafted meant those who weren’t drafted benefited from showing their patriotism.

Over time, other sports began adopting the practice.”

(End of CNN article)

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Slavery and the national anthem: The surprising history behind Colin Kaepernick’s protest

30 Aug

(Article below from cnn.com) “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 about the American victory at the Battle of Fort McHenry. We only sing the first verse, …

Source: Slavery and the national anthem: The surprising history behind Colin Kaepernick’s protest

Slavery and the national anthem: The surprising history behind Colin Kaepernick’s protest

30 Aug
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(Article below from cnn.com)

“The Star-Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 about the American victory at the Battle of Fort McHenry. We only sing the first verse, but Key penned three more. This is the third verse:

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,

That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion

A home and a Country should leave us no more?

Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The mere mention of “slave” is not entirely remarkable; slavery was alive and well in the United States in 1814. Key himself owned slaves, was an anti-abolitionist and once called his African brethren “a distinct and inferior race of people.”

Some interpretations of these lyrics contend Key was in fact taking pleasure in the deaths of freed black slaves who had decided to fight with the British against the United States.

In order to bolster their numbers, British forces offered slaves their freedom in British territories if they would join their cause during the war. These black recruits formed the Colonial Marines, and were looked down upon by people like Key who saw their actions as treasonous.

As an anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” has never been a unanimous fit. Since it was officially designated as the national anthem in 1931, Americans have debated the suitability of its militaristic lyrics and difficult tune. (Some have offered up “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful” as alternatives.)

Athletes and the American ritual

The American ritual of the national anthem has always been a crucible for patriotism and protest.

It presents a particularly fraught dynamic for sports stars, since sports events are often so closely tied with the rhetoric of American pride.

When a highly visible opinion comes up against a highly visible symbol, the result is always incendiary.

Around the same time Jackie Robinson was using his achievements to advance civil rights causes, two American Olympic runners, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, raised their fists in a black power saluteduring a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City as the anthem was playing.

The result was iconic. The reaction was ugly. Racial slurs were hurled at the pair and an article in Time called it a “public display of petulance.”

Today, similar criticisms have been leveled against Kaepernick, a biracial Super Bowl quarterback who was raised by white adoptive parents and made $13 million in 2014.

He was called “spoiled.” He was called far worse in his Twitter mentions.

It’s a lot of ire for a gesture with a strong historical and rhetorical precedent.

One doesn’t even need to dip into iconic moments in history to follow the trend.

Former Cleveland Cavaliers player Dion Waiters refused to be on the court for the anthem in 2014.

And Denver Nuggets player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf courted criticism after he deliberately sat during the anthem in 1996.

In fact, Kaepernick didn’t stand for the first two preseason games of this year prior to Friday’s display.

He wasn’t in uniform, so no one noticed.

Or if they did, they didn’t care.

(End of article)

I understand Colin Kaepernick’s reasons for not standing for the National Anthem.

He has every right as a citizen of the United States of America to not stand for the anthem.

But I don’t believe he has given any serious thought to the repercussions that he will now face for his actions.

I believe that he could do much more to bring to light all the reasons why he disagrees with standing for the anthem, another way.

By being the best quarterback in the NFL; helping his team to win games; maybe winning the Superbowl, receiving millions of dollars for endorsing products.

Then using the wealth that he has acquired to fund movies, programs that will highlight his concerns about the lack of justice for African Americans.

Muhammad Ali had the same concerns about the mistreatment of African Americans during the 1960s.

But nowhere can anyone show that Ali ever disrespected the National Anthem or the flag of the USA.

Another athlete in the past who during the National Anthem was shown praying was NBA’s star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.

He cupped his hands in a traditional Muslim prayer style instead of keeping his hands down.

This was deemed offensive.

His career ended prematurely because of his actions. 

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Denver Nuggets guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf stands with his teammates and prays during the national anthem before the game with the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, March 15, 1996, in Chicago. Abdul-Rauf, saying that the U.S. flag was a symbol of “oppression and tyranny,” was suspended Tuesday for sitting down during the national anthem. Friday was Abdul-Rauf’s first game back. The Bulls went on to beat the Nuggets 108-87. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green)

Below was a comment in 1996 about MahmoudAbdul-Rauf:

Dan Le Batard, Miami Herald

The NBA, in a stunning show of stupidity, has indefinitely suspended Denver guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf without pay. His crime (was) having an opinion.

In the NBA, you are only allowed to express a divergent view if you are Charles “I Am Not A Role Model” Barkley and it is endorsed by Nike.

So Abdul-Rauf refuses to acknowledge the national anthem and the NBA takes away his livelihood until he starts complying.

This league ought to change its slogan.

The NBA isn’t Fan-tastic.

It’s Comm-unistic.

I couldn’t disagree more with Abdul-Rauf but you must support his right to express those views.

(End of comment)

Unfortunately; 20 years later I don’t believe anything has changed.

I would be greatly surprised if Colin Kaepernick doesn’t suffer the same fate as Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. 

My advise to Colin Kaepernick; is to find another way to fight against the injustice against African Americans.

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The Lord-Creator of the Heavens and Earth Does Not Have a Son

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UNDRESSED WOMEN; THE DEVIL’S CREATION

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UNDRESSED WOMEN; THE DEVIL’S CREATION

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5 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Stop Wearing Heels

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The permanent damage to your body, caused by wearing high heel shoes

27 Aug

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(Article taken from the ‘5 things that happen to you body when you stop wearing heels’; from http://www.eyeopening.info)

The things we enjoy aren’t always the things that are good for us.

Just look at high heels as an example—they can do serious, painful damage to your feet, yet many women choose to wear them day in and day out.

If you have had a hard time letting go of your high heel habit, find out what is really happening to your feet when you wear these shoes.

The Unnatural Foot Position of Heels

Consider the natural foot position of humans.

You were meant to walk heel first, placing the majority of your weight on your heels and pressing on to your forefoot quickly before repeating.

Heels completely change that up.

A study in JAMA indicates that wearing heels causes you to place an unnatural amount of pressure on your forefoot, shifting weight off of the heels. This effect becomes more profound as you move to higher heels. Over time, this can weaken your heels and place an inordinate amount of stress on your forefeet.

What is Happening in Your Body When You Wear Heels

Thanks to modern medical technology, researchers and doctors can look at exactly how the body functions when a woman wears high heels.

High heels cause the stomach to push forward and the butt to push back.

While this may look nice, it changes the natural distribution of weight on your spine and adds pressure to your lower back.

Some reports even show one vertebrae pushing forward in front of another as a result of wearing high heels.

This is an extremely painful condition, and it’s one that you take the risk of whenever you wear heels.

Perhaps the worst part of wearing heels is what they do to your legs.

Because of the altered position of your foot, your calf muscles are significantly shorter when you wear high heels.

This leads to shortened Achilles tendons. This may not hurt you when you are wearing heels, but you’ll definitely notice it when you switch back to flats.

When you walk barefoot or in flats again, your foot once again maintains a 90° angle with your leg.

Suddenly, your Achilles tendons are under a massive amount of pressure.

This can cause the tendon to strain or even tear. You can undo this damage by staying away from heels and getting your feet used to flats again, but it does take time.

Dangers of Heel Usage

You run the risk of certain conditions and injuries when you wear high heels on a regular basis.

These are just some of the most common dangers of high heels:

  • Strained muscles around the ankles

  • Back pain due to your center of gravity shifting forward

  • Weakened Achilles tendons

  • Numbness in the toes

  • Permanent nerve damage in the toes

  • Weakened calf muscles

You don’t have to get rid of high heels completely, especially if you love wearing them for special occasions.

However, you should definitely consider wearing flats or going barefoot most of the time.

This is how your feet are naturally intended to be, and keeping them this way can improve your overall health.

via realfarmacy.

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This article is so true.

Countless women have done permanent harm to their bodies by wearing these ridiculous looking shoes.

They erroneously believe it makes them look more attractive wearing these jacked up heel shoes.

There is a hidden symbolic message in women wearing these high heel shoes.

In the Bible in Genesis, it said that the Snake deceived Eve and made her disobey the Command of the Creator. 

Devilish minds were responsible for the popularity of these high heeled shoes for women in Europe and the Americas.

Women have always been viewed as the foundation for our society.

Because of their roles as mothers and the first teachers of children.

That is why most nations refer to their countries as “the motherland.”

Flat heeled shoes that the majority of women wore, before the promotion of these high heeled shoes; showed that women had their feet firmly planted on the ground.

That old saying about ‘having your feet firmly planted on the ground,‘ meant that a person was, “sensible, and reasonable.

A practical person who made sensible decisions and choices.

So what these Devils who popularized the high heels shoes for women, were saying, European and American countries were no longer behaving sensible.

Women whose feet are not “firmly planted on the ground”; means that our societies are off balance.

When women don’t accept their roles as the first educators and nurturers of the young; then our civilisation will become out of control.

Many women have become very narcissistic. Women who are more concerned about how they look instead; of being examples of morally upright mothers, wives, sisters etc.

The Clan of Satan, the true enemies of Humanity are still deceiving these modern day Eves.

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WHY HAS OUR CREATOR FORBIDDEN EATING PORK?

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