Archive for June, 2015

As Should Be Expected…

Posted in Politics, Society on June 26th, 2015

South Carolina State FlagAs should be expected, I’m weighing in upon the killing of 9 Blacks and wounding of another in Charleston, SC’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – often called by Blacks, “Mother Emanuel” – by Dylann Roof. As should also be expected by any and all who are familiar with me or Reflections From A Murky Pond, my take on the matter will follow the mainstream.

This is simply because something like Dylann Roof’s assault upon “Mother Emanuel” should have been expected to happen. Decades of law after law being enacted to demand preferential treatment for people having a “Protected Trait”; years and years of the Lamestream Media promulgating the thought that all Whites are both racists and somehow debtors to the “Black Community”; and the constant excuses made for the innumerable Blacks who riots and loot whenever they feel like guaranteed some sort of reprisal-based action would be committed by someone in America sometime. Obama’s and his boy, Holder’s consistent exacerbation of these things just accelerated things and brought the timeline forward.

Does this mean that I approve of- or condone Dylann Roof’s actions? No. In my opinion they were stupid and counterproductive. He killed 9 people for no good purpose and accomplished nothing by doing so that aids America in protecting herself.

Does this mean that I excuse his actions? No. I do understand his motivation and I do see a growing problem that is very much akin to the problem that Roof perceived. Yet, like all things, understanding does not necessarily provide excuse, since failure is failure and sinking into rage is rarely, if ever, excusable.

Related Reading:

Fodor's In Focus Charleston: with Hilton Head & the Lowcountry (Travel Guide)
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Hate to Want You: Forbidden Hearts
Asymmetric Warfare: Threat and Response in the 21st Century
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Looks Like A Hot Summer

Posted in Society on June 25th, 2015

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The weather looks like it’s shaping up to be a hot, steamy Summer. Of course, in Bedford-Stuyvesant aka BedStuy that not without its upside.

Related Reading:

Babe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
The Summer of Broken Things
Society: The Basics (13th Edition)
Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face
The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus

Covered Beauty

Posted in Politics, Society on June 21st, 2015

Sometimes beauty is covered and thought to be hidden away from uncouth, unwanted, and strange eyes. This rarely works, for beauty will out and is much more often about how it is displayed rather than how much of it is so.

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On the downside, this tends to lead repressive cultures such as the Muslim World to enact even more stringent restrictions upon how women are allowed to dress. Saudi Arabia taking this to the logically correct – look at the images above! – but vile conclusion that even a woman’s eyes must be covered if they are deemed to be tempting.

On the upside, with war with various nations in the Mid-East – especially Iran – becoming more and more likely, there’s the benefit of Arab and Persian war brides. And yes, this is not only a benefit or upside, it’s the only truly good – evolutionarily speaking – reason for a foreign war.

Related Reading:

Haircare Under Hijab: The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Covered Hair
The Beauty Detox Solution: Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted
Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power
Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story