Monday, April 25, 2016

Normal II

The problem with normal is that normal does not equal correct. A thing can be or be given the appearance of normal  and yet be totally abnormal. 

Consequently, when the abnormal becomes "the norm", the unsuspecting and unwitting victims become complacent with the status quo.


Subsequent generations are given the impression whether directly or indirectly, intentional or not, that their abnormal situation is nothing to really take any interest in or be concerned about.

And so they don't, or at least typically they don't.

Many simply resign themselves to "fate"...

This fatal (fate-all?) thinking becomes both a self-consuming and a self-sustaining cycle.

Fatal thinking tends towards a fatal existence, and this pretty much summarizes the current existence of non-white people.

Eric Spann (copyright 2016)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Something (themes?) to think about

History of Malt Liquor

"[When] you get a marketing guy in there who sees it's a disproportionately black business, it becomes a black business,"

https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/the-sleazy-and-spectacular-history-of-malt-liquor

The Baby Powder Problem


“Time to come up with more confusion!”

http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-baby-powder-cancer-lawsuits/


Wilhemina's War


"Wilhemina’s War is the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in her family’s fight for survival from HIV and AIDS.

 http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/wilheminas-war/

"Poor" Haitians

"In June 2009, the Haitian Parliament unanimously passed a law requiring that the minimum wage be raised to $0.61 an hour, or $5 a day. (The average cost of living is estimated to be the equivalent of about $23 a day.) This pay raise was staunchly opposed by foreign manufacturers.."

http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-suppressed-haitis-minimum-wage/