I know I’m on hiatus, but all of these stories have angered me so much that I just have to talk about them.
I’m sure you all know about that horrific act of racist terrorism in Buffalo, NY. I don’t have to repeat too much, but I didn’t want to see the loss of life or how soft that devil Payton Gendron got so far. Some updates have come up that Gendron was in a groupchat on Discord and other online platforms that detailed his original plan of killing at least THREE DOZEN Black people. That “lone wolf” excuse crumbles after that news came out. All those people should be hit with conspiracy charges! This is just sick with how these white supremacists are coddled in this country. Please check out this video for more information. I’m glad Phil called out how these racist jokes and memes are dangerous. They are preludes to attacks and this goes back to all that propaganda in this country. I wish Gendron gets hard time, federal hate crime charges, and spends his life in jail. Also, there needs to be an Anti-Black hate crime bill. If the AAPI community can get one for suffering for much less, then there is no excuse to have a hate crime bill for the Black community, too!
Of course, white supremacy isn’t just limited to America though. Recently in Wales, an eleven-year-old boy named Raheem Bailey was racially and physically abused in Abertillery. The local school didn’t do anything about the bullying and Bailey was attacked so severely that he suffered many injuries before damaging his finger while trying to escape which was so bad that it had to be amputated. Abertillery Learning Community deleted its Twitter due to the backlash and there have been no punishments for the students or teachers who were watching the situation so far. I’m just beyond sickened. Those who say they won’t care because the boy was Black Welsh and not African-American should be ashamed of themselves. Racism is freaking global! Here’s an article about the situation. I hope Raheem is able to recover and for his assailants to be severely punished! https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2022-05-23/school-trust-closes-after-boy-lost-finger-fleeing-bullies
I know I haven’t been posting as much on this blog, but that doesn’t mean I’m ignoring what’s been happening. In this case, we’re talking about the Russia-Ukraine War going on now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not getting any sadistic pleasure in seeing people suffering and this is a serious situation. The more I’ve been researching about this conflict, I’ve been getting angry. I saw the videos of African students and immigrants getting denied access to evacuate, a story about Ukrainian soccer fans in 2020 praising Derek Chauvin during a game despite the protests happening worldwide, talks about Ukrainians getting reparations, or the constant dog whistles and foghorns about the Ukrainian refugees being treated with such sympathy because they have “blond hair and blue eyes”, are from a “civilized” country, are Europeans from middle or upper-middle-class backgrounds, or how they aren’t like Arabs or Black people from wartorn countries. No, I’m not supporting either side. Putin invading that country is certainly bad which I won’t dispute, but the racism I’ve been hearing from Ukraine and the Western media never giving the same sympathy to refugees from non-white countries is infuriating. Now, Ukraine is asking Africans to fight for them? I’m glad there are people refusing and some even know the history worldwide. It’s not their fight. It’s not even limited to that Eastern European country. You can go back to the American Revolutionary War where the first fatality was Crispus Attucks, a Black man. Civil War? The Black soldiers weren’t treated that well and some went to the concentration camp known as The Devil’s Punchbowl. Both World Wars? Black soldiers never got the benefits from the GI Bill and you even had people LYNCHED IN UNIFORM! Even in Europe, they were mistreated and killed by the same armies they fought for. Thiaroye Massacre for example? I rest my case. I’m sick and tired of this blatant bigotry going on with this already tension-fraught war going on. Like Phillip said, I don’t want to see anyone suffering, but I can’t stand the hypocrisy going on.
Just when I think some people in America couldn’t get any more idiotic with their bigotry, I stand corrected. So this right-wing group called the Moms of Liberty wants to ban Martin Luther King Jr. from the history books because it allegedly “traumatizes” white children. This is so stupid as well as heinous. These Karens as well as their token Asian and Indian crash test dummies want to stop talking about Civil Rights let alone the other parts of American history that expose how racist America was and still is.
Wow, for a group trying to be about America, they sure are using Nazi tactics of book-burning, don’t you think? People just can’t handle the uncomfortable truths about the rampant racism in this country. The concept of CRT has been such a hot debate over the past year. The arguments against it (the fact it’s a collegiate-level curriculum as opposed to the K-12 levels is irrelevant) boil down to “It makes white people feel bad!”. Stop acting like this country is perfect because it’s not. It’s not going to sow the seeds of racial strife. It tells the hard truths and makes sure that history doesn’t repeat itself in America. Shoot, there were so many atrocities I learned on my own that I DIDN’T learn about in school from kindergarten all the way to my undergraduate years in college. Here are some examples of what I didn’t learn during my time as a student and that’s not even counting the events that happened in other countries:
Black Wall Street The Devil’s Punchbowl concentration camp in Natchez, MS East St. Louis race riots The Convict Lease program Little Rock race riots The GI Bill did not give any aid to Black soldiers after WWII unlike their white counterparts Bacon’s Rebellion Various acts of colonizers cannibalizing African slaves (check out the book The Delectable Negro for more on that subject)
That’s just the tip of the iceberg and I’m still learning about more of these stories. Even the positive stories involving various inventors could be added to that list. People should learn about these things. If a student has any shred of humanity (I at least have SOME hope in that regard although not a lot), then they will be compelled to make a change and to call out these racists in different fields. These Moms of Liberty are straight-up white supremacists and have no right to ban the books or say how other countries do all these terrible things.
Christopher Belter sexually assaults four underage girls and his punishment is 8 years of PROBATION?! Are you freaking serious? This case is another example of how there are massive double standards with the American (In)justice system. I felt so sickened by hearing this story, but I’m not even surprised anymore. The complexion for the protection (and a bit of money as well) certainly got Belter off of getting a one-way trip to the pen. Shoot, even one of the victims (who is white) said that he wouldn’t have gotten away with it if he was Black or brown. This is the Affluenza teen all over again, but with statutory rape instead of underage drinking, DWIs, and killing people in a car crash.
Also, where the Tartaros is #MeToo? You’ve got all that energy for R. Kelly, but aren’t calling out this guy? Oh, wait. These same people were also quiet about Rob Lowe, Roman Polanski, or the Dow family so I know what makes these same people scream about injustice or not. Your silence speaks volumes, you activists of convenience. You have people locked up for far less and that’s assuming if they haven’t been falsely accused of something. I do feel sorry for the victims and I hate how people like him get away with some of the most wicked crap imaginable. It’s no wonder you have idiots who like this system because they feel that they can get carte blanche for everything! People shouldn’t be telling me that we have a fair and just system. Spare me. I hope others see this and realize how messed up the (in)justice system is. Unbelievable…
This is an infuriating story, but I’m not surprised nor is this situation the only case.
A nurse was taking care of an elderly COVID patient who confessed that she lied about a Black boy attacking her in the 1930s and had him lynched, castrated, and watched his house burned down. She mentioned this story on TikTok and it managed to get some attention. I was beyond sickened how she literally got away with murder. Sure, people may know about Emmett Till and how that she-devil admitted to lying about him, but there are plenty more stories that aren’t even reported even now.
And people tell me that this doesn’t happen in America and want to deny this bloody history.
This is pure depravity and I hope she experiences as much spiritual torture forevermore. As Phillip said, Black people would NEVER gang up on a Caucasian person, lynch them, and castrate them (they certainly wouldn’t get away with it if it did happen and that is straight FACTS!). The fact that this harpy wanted it to happen because the boy’s sisters had nicer dresses than she did? Unbelievable! It sickens me how these racists get away with everything. Not only that but there are still to this day no anti-lynching laws which I didn’t even know that until at least a year ago. What should that tell you about this country? I’m beyond furious how evil people like her got to live their lives while people who have done far less than what she did get murdered with impunity. Hell, lynching used to be a public spectacle where they would stop school and work just to kill a Black person in America! I’m holding back from using some profanity-laden rant about her. These are some diabolical double standards and no one can tell me ANYTHING about stereotypes associated with my heritage let alone associated with my maternal side of my family.
It’s infuriating with the sound of crickets over the past few months.
Back in June in Ypsilanti, MI, a 6 year old boy named Coby Daniel was shot in his neighborhood. The shooter was none other than Ryan Le-Nguyen. He got such a soft bail with paying 10% of the $10K bond in jail. This hasn’t received much mainstream attention even though it was attempted murder of a child. Exactly why would anyone assume a 6 year old to be a possible threat? However, it doesn’t fit the current narrative given the ethnicity of the victim and the assailant respectively. No, I’m not disrespecting anyone’s race or trying to fuel tensions. Let’s be honest about this current climate. If a Black man shot an Asian boy, then this would be worldwide news and felony hate crime charges would have been pressed instantly. I wouldn’t be surprised if Coby was scarred physically and mentally after that encounter. It’s a shame how people have been so quiet about this story and I hope the Daniel family is able to get justice. It’s a shame how this society only cares about certain crimes over others even if a child is shot. I don’t want to rant on. I just want justice to prevail.
I know Nestle has done really bad things in the past like that heinous baby formula fiasco story my mom told me about when I was a child, but this is just plain sick. So apparently, Nestle and Cargill have financed their chocolate businesses by using child slaves as young as 5 years old in Cote D’Ivoire (or Ivory Coast if you prefer) and Mali for 12-14 hours a day under abusive conditions like getting beaten, starved out, and under armed surveillance among other ghastly things. The formally enslaved people tried to make a lawsuit against these companies for human rights abuses and who can blame them? However, the Supreme Court in America denied the lawsuit from an 8-1 majority (Yes, both Republicans AND Democrats voted to reject the suit) because this happened outside of America. So let me get this straight. People can be arrested for sexual assault or being a Nazi outside of the country even if it was outside the nation as they should be incarcerated, but for being involved in child slavery isn’t good enough to throw the book at the companies and their accomplices? Unbelievable! Do your jobs, SCOTUS!
Me being offended about this happening isn’t just on principle in my case, but this offends me as a human being. While Nestle and Cargill deserve to be boycotted and charged with slavery, the accomplices directly in those African nations need to be locked up as well. This is hardcore selling out on so many levels and those governments should rescue the enslaved and shut down these plantations. Slavery is still going on in the world, but sadly not many people still realize this.
If you do buy chocolate, then please do your research on the companies like if they’re fair trade for example. For me, I won’t be buying anything from these companies.
Don’t just focus on the Crunch Bars, NesQuik chocolate milk, or NesCafe coffee. Here are other brands that each respective company owns.
Gerber Tombstone pizza Perrier San Pellegrino Cheerios Nestle Pure Life NaturNes Cerelac Fitness cereal Lion cereal Nespresso Hot Pockets Stouffer’s Herta Buitoni Lean Cuisine Maggi Thomy Carnation Coffee-Mate Nido La Laitiere Nestea Milo Chef Chef-Mate Minor’s Sjora Boost Nutren Junior Peptamen Resource Dreyer’s Extreme Haagen-Dazs Movenpick Nestle Ice Cream Alpo Bakers Complete Beneful Cat Chow Toll House Kit Kat Chef Michael’s Canine Creations Dog Chow Fancy Feast Felix Friskies Gourmet Purina Pro Plan DiGiorno Starbucks Coffee at Home
Ambrosia Chocolate Gerkens Cocoa Merckens A Rainbow of Possibilities Peter’s Chocolate Wilbur
Hopefully this helps for anyone who actually cares about this issue. The fact that slavery hasn’t ended in 2021 makes my blood boil.
Wode Maya makes such great travel vlogs and he has really opened my eyes when it comes to showing Africa. Not too long ago, he went to Somaliland of all places. Not Somalia (despite this area being inside the mainland), but Somaliland. This non-recognized country is apparently very stable and safe to visit. I’ve heard of the name before in passing from different videos I’ve watched, but I was unaware of what it looked like. Not going to lie, I thought it would be super chaotic and dangerous given the grave issues with pirates, crime, and terrorism like mainland Somalia, but apparently this piece of land doesn’t have those problems. Seeing the money exchange guy leaving to go pray and coming back to see his wares untouched was mind blowing. You couldn’t even do that in an American suburb, for crying out loud (relax, I would never try to steal someone’s stuff). It was fascinating seeing this part of Africa that you never see in the media and Wode Maya’s adventures really show. He has other videos with him talking to locals and businessmen which I also recommend seeing.
I just needed to see something positive for my own mental health and I hope you enjoy this video, too.
My body shook when I found out about this story and I HAVE to talk about this. A baby named Kyanna Williams in Denver had her face cut during a C-section and is forced to have a plastic surgeon to make 13 stitches to the poor girl’s face to hopefully help with the healing. Granted, I’m no parent or medical expert, but I’m beyond furious hearing this. Apparently, there’s a 0.7% chance of a C-section baby getting a laceration which I wouldn’t have guessed, but that still doesn’t excuse these doctors. I’m glad the family is suing because this is a slam dunk malpractice case and potential attempted infanticide there. First, I hear about the 6-year old Coby Daniels getting shot in Ypsilanti, and now THIS?!? Much like what Phil said, if I found out my newborn child was cut or harmed during birth by the doctors or other medical personnel, I would end up in jail! I hope the family gets justice and for Kyanna’s face to fully heal since SHE DID NOT DESERVE THIS!
I found out about this story not long after this video was first uploaded and I was seething with rage. Apparently, this Chinese company has been enslaving Zimbabweans and doing all types of cruel things to the Africans in that country. This is just sick. In the thumbnail, you could see them moving sick women with a FORKLIFT and not stretchers. There is a chemical used that’s been knocking out the women workers which is dangerous as well as very suspicious. I seriously hope they aren’t taking sexual advantage of them. Thankfully, the workers have spoken up and collecting receipts of these gross violations. I hope these devils get jail time. You don’t see Africans enslaving Chinese people, much less the Asian community, and this needs to be stopped.
I just had to talk about this issue with how infuriated I was with this news story. Why isn’t this hitting worldwide news channels? Oh, I have a few guesses why. I felt compelled to share this with everyone.