Developing..

According to Webster: de·vel·op·ing, (in context) 1. to bring from latency to or toward fulfillment: 2. To improve the quality of; refine.

According to Webster: la·ten·cy, 1. The state or quality of being latent. 2. The psychoanalytic stage of development, from about five years to puberty.

According to Webster: ful·fill“ment, To bring into actuality.

America, ..although 235 years old, ..is still “a developing” Nation and how it develops is dependent upon its citizens.

Question: What is a citizen?

According to Webster: cit·i·zen, 1. A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation. 2. A resident of a city or town, especially one entitled to vote and enjoy other privileges there. 3. A civilian. 4. A native, inhabitant, or denizen of a particular place.

Question: What is an American citizen?

Citizenship in the United Statesis a status given to individuals that entails specific rights, duties, privileges, and benefits between the United States and the individual. Citizenship is a legal marker identifying a person as having a bundle of rights, including the right to live and work in the United States and to receive federal assistance and government services. Most persons who undergo naturalization do so to get permission to live and work in the nation legally. American law permits multiple citizenship, so a citizen of another country may retain their native citizenship after becoming a citizen of the United States. The reverse is not necessarily true, however; one cannot always maintain U.S. citizenship after attaining citizenship of another country. Citizenship can be renounced by citizens, and it can also be restored.

In accordance with the Citizenship Clause, part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, citizenship may be acquired automatically at birth or through the process of naturalization: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” The Constitution, in Article One, gives to Congress the power “To establish a uniform rule of naturalization.” (Source Wikipedia)

Accordingly, now that we know what a citizen is, to include an American citizen, we understand that a citizen is simply an individual who was born in a particular country, or and individual who chose to follow the protocols to become a citizen of a particular country.

Citizens are people, and since people, all people began as children let’s explore what it is to be a child?

“Child development stages describe theoretical milestones of child development. Many stage models of development have been proposed, used as working concepts and in some cases asserted as nativist theories.

This article puts forward a general model based on the most widely accepted developmental stages. However, it is important to understand that there is wide variation in terms of what is considered “normal,” driven by a wide variety of genetic, cognitive, physical, family, cultural, nutritional, educational, and environmental factors. Many children will reach some or most of these milestones at different times from the norm.

1–4 months

Physical

  • Head and chest circumference are nearly equal to the part of the abdomen.
  • Eyes begin moving together in unison (binocular vision).

 Motor development

  • Rooting and sucking reflexes are well developed.
  • Raises head and upper body on arms when in a prone position.

 4–8 months

Physical

  • Head and chest circumferences are basically equal.
  • True eye color is established.

 Motor development

  • Reflexive behaviors are changing:
  • Cannot understand “no” or “danger”

 8–12 Months

Physical

  • Respiration rates vary with activity
  • Can see distant objects (4 to 6 m or 13 to 20 ft away) and points at them.

Motor development

  • Reaches with one hand leading to grasp an offered object or toy.
  • Imitates activities like playing drum

Toddlers (12–24 months)

Physical

  • Weight is now approximately 3 times the child’s birth weight.
  • Body shape changes; takes on more adult-like appearance; still appears top-heavy; abdomen protrudes, back is swayed.

Motor development

  • Crawls skillfully and quickly.
  • Stands alone with feet spread apart, legs stiffened, and arms extended for support.

Cognitive development

  • Enjoys object-hiding activities
  • Enjoys looking at picture books.
  • Shows increasing understanding of spatial and form discrimination: puts all pegs in a pegboard; places three geometric shapes in large formboard or puzzle.

Language

  • Produces considerable “jargon”: puts words and sounds together into speech-like (inflected) patterns.
  • Follows simple directions, “Give Daddy the cup.”
  • When asked, will point to familiar persons, animals, and toys.
  • Seems aware of reciprocal (back and forth) aspects of conversational exchanges; some turn-taking in other kinds of vocal exchanges, such as making and imitating sounds.

Social

  • less wary of strangers.
  • Exceedingly curious about people and surroundings; toddlers need to be watched carefully to prevent them from getting into unsafe situations.

Two year old

Physical

  • Posture is more erect; abdomen still large and protruding, back swayed, because abdominal muscles are not yet fully developed.
  • Brain reaches about 80 percent of its adult size.

Motor development

  • Can walk around obstacles and walk more erect
  • Uses feet to propel wheeled riding toys.

Cognitive

  • Eye–hand movements better coordinated; can put objects together, take them apart; fit large pegs into pegboard.
  • Tells about objects and events not immediately present (this is both a cognitive and linguistic advance).
  • Expresses more curiosity about the world.

Language

  • Realizes language is effective for getting desired responses.
  • Is able to verbalize needs.

Social and emotional

  • Shows signs of empathy and caring: comforts another child if hurt or frightened; appears to sometimes be overly affectionate in offering hugs and kisses to children
  • Temper tantrums likely to peak during this year; extremely difficult to reason with during a tantrum.

Three year old

Physical

  • Growth is steady though slower than in first two years.

Motor development

  • Walks up and down stairs unassisted, using alternating feet; may jump from bottom step, landing on both feet.

Cognitive development

  • Listens attentively to age-appropriate stories.

Four year old

Physical Development

  • Head circumference is usually not measured after age three.

Motor Development

  • Walks a straight line (tape or chalk line on the floor).
  • Runs, starts, stops, and moves around obstacles with ease.

Cognitive

  • A few children are beginning to read simple books, such as alphabet books with only a few words per page and many pictures.
  • Likes stories about how things grow and how things operate.

Language

  • Uses the prepositions “on,” “in,” and “under.”
  • States first and last name, gender, siblings’ names, and sometimes own telephone number.

Social development

  • Outgoing; friendly; overly enthusiastic at times.
  • Establishes close relationships with playmates; beginning to have “best” friends.

Five year old

Physical

  • Head size is approximately that of an adult’s.

Motor development

  • Walks unassisted up and down stairs, alternating feet.
  • Hand dominance is fairly well established.

Cognitive

  • Understands concept of same shape, same size.
  • Recognizes numerals from 1 to 10.
  • Many children know the alphabet and names of upper- and lowercase letters.
  • Asks innumerable questions: Why? What? Where? When?

Language development

  • Vocabulary of 1,500 words plus.

Social development

  • Enjoys and often has one or two focus friendships.
  • Participates in group play and shared activities with other children; suggests imaginative and elaborate play ideas.
  • Boasts about accomplishments.

Six year old

Physical

  • Weight gains reflect significant increases in muscle mass.
  • Heart rate and respiratory rates are close to adults.

Motor development

  • Gains greater control over large and fine motor skills; movements are more precise and deliberate, though some clumsiness persists.

Language

  • Can identify right and left hands fairly consistently.

Social and emotional

  • Uses language rather than tantrums or physical aggression to express displeasure: “That’s mine! Give it back, you dummy.”
  • Talks self through steps required in simple problem-solving situations (though the “logic” may be unclear to adults).

Wadda ya think, ..so far so good?

So let’s move on to adolescence…

Adolescence (from Latin: adolescere meaning “to grow up”) is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development generally occurring between puberty and legal adulthood (age of majority), but largely characterized as beginning and ending with the teenage stage. According to Erik Erikson’s stages of human development, for example, a young adult is generally a person between the ages of 20 and 40, whereas an adolescent is a person between the ages of 13 and 19. Historically, puberty has been heavily associated with teenagers and the onset of adolescent development.

However, the start of puberty has had somewhat of an increase in preadolescence (particularly females, as seen with early and precocious puberty), and adolescence has had an occasional extension beyond the teenage years (typically in males) compared to previous generations. These changes have made it more difficult to rigidly define the time frame in which adolescence occurs.

The end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood varies by country and by function, and furthermore even within a single nation-state or culture there can be “different ages” at which an individual is considered to be (chronologically and legally) “mature enough” to be “entrusted” by society with certain tasks.

Such “milestones” include, but are not limited to, driving a vehicle, having legal sexual relations, serving in the armed forces or on a jury, purchasing and drinking alcohol, voting, entering into contracts, completing certain levels of education, and marrying.

Adolescence is usually accompanied by an increased independence allowed by the parents or legal guardians and less supervision, contrary to the preadolescence stage. (Source Wikipedia)

(Sidebar) If I may, I would like to inject another “milestone” into the mix of criteria applicable to adulthood; “The maturity required to perform the duties of the President of the United States.

According to Webster: cri·te·ri·a, A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Texas Border – “War Zone.”

Updated: Tue, 10/18/2011 – 12:07pm

While the Obama Administration downplays violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities in Texas reveal that Mexican drug cartels have transformed parts of the state into a war zone where shootings, beheadings, kidnappings and murders are common.

In fact, drug-cartel violence is so severe that Texas counties along the Mexican border are under attack around the clock, according to an alarming report published by the state’s Department of Agriculture. The agency was ordered by the state legislature to conduct an assessment of the impact of illegal activity along the Texas-Mexico border on rural landowners and the agriculture industry.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples hired two reputable military veterans to conduct the probe. One of them is a retired four-star Army General (Barry McCaffrey) who served as Bill Clinton’s Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The other, retired Army Major-General Robert Scales, is the former commander of the U.S. Army War College.

The results of their in-depth investigation have ignited outrage among border state officials who are sick of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s reassurances that the border is “as secure as it has ever been.” Just a few months ago, during a heavily promoted visit to El Paso, Napolitano said violence along the Mexican border is merely a mistaken “perception” because the area is better now than it ever has been.

The reality is that in the past two years Texas has become increasingly threatened by the spread of Mexican cartel organized crime as the enterprises move their operations into the U.S., according to the new assessment. They recruit street gangs and exploit porous borders by using all the traditional elements of military force, including logistics, intelligence and deadly firepower.

This has created a sort of “narco-terrorism” which takes on the classic trappings of a real war, the report concludes. “Crime, gangs and terrorism have converged in such a way that they form a collective threat to the national security of the United States.” However, the report points out that “federal authorities are reluctant to admit the increasing cross-border campaign by narco-terrorists.”

In the meantime,Texas has become an “operational ground zero” in the cartels’ effort to expand into the U.S. This has put residents of border communities in the crossfire of escalating violence resulting from conflicts between cartels, paramilitary enforcement groups and transitional gangs struggling for control of drug and illegal alien smuggling routes into the U.S. from El Paso to Brownsville.

Incredibly, Napolitano proclaimed that “some of America’s safest communities are in the Southwest border region…” during her spring visit to El Paso. She actually said that “misinformation about safety” was negatively impacting border communities by driving visitors away and hurting local businesses. (Source – judicial watch.org)

Question: With the blatant lack of interest that the Obama administration has and is demonstrating, do you think that it is possible that Barack Obama doesn’t know that California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas are a part of the United States?

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Apples to Apples..

What does that mean?

Historically, or traditionally, it means comparing two (same) items, ..or “individuals” to each other.

According to Webster: same, Being the very one; identical:

Albeit, according to Webster, it also means: 2. Similar in kind, quality, quantity, or degree.

Question: Can similar in kind quantity or degree, “actually when considering the definition of identical,” truly be the same?

According to Webster: i·den·ti·cal, 1. Being the same: 2. Exactly equal and alike. 3. Having such a close similarity or resemblance as to be essentially equal or interchangeable.

According to Webster: sim·i·lar, Related in appearance or nature; ..alike though “not” identical.

According to Webster: in·ter·change·a·ble, That can be interchanged.

Question: If Barack Obama had been the President of the United States in 1861, considering his ideology and his current actions, would he have abolished slavery?

Question: Do you believe that Barack Obama believes in equality and freedom?

According to Webster: i·de·ol·o·gy, The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, a group, a class, or a culture. 2. A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political, economic, or other system.

According to Webster: i·de·al·ist, (in context) 1. One whose conduct is influenced by ideals that often conflict with practical considerations. 2. One who is unrealistic and impractical; a visionary.

According to Webster: prac·ti·cal, (in context) Of, relating to, governed by, or acquired through practice or action, rather than theory, speculation, or ideals: 2. Concerned with the production or operation of something useful.

According to Webster: un·re·al·is·tic, Not compatible with reality or fact; unreasonably idealistic.

According to Webster: vi·sion·ar·y, (in context) a. Having the nature of fantasies or dreams; illusory. b. Existing in imagination only; imaginary. c. Characterized by or given to apparitions, prophecies, or revelations. d. Given to daydreams or reverie; dreamy. e. Not practicable or realizable; utopian.

Question: In your opinion, would a man who is currently, (in my opinion) dividing the Nation to implement his personal agenda, take America to war to save the union?

Clarification: The “union,” referring to the United States of America, ..not the S.E.I.U.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is a labor union representing about 1.8 million workers in over 100 occupations in the United States (including Puerto Rico), and Canada. SEIU is focused on organizing workers in three sectors: health care (over half of members work in the health care field), including hospital, home care and nursing home workers; public services (local and state government employees); and, property services (including janitors, security officers and food service workers). (Source Wikipedia)

Question: Can you as an individual trust and respect a man who is currently ignoring and disrespecting the immigration laws and the citizens of the Nation he’s sworn to serve and protect, by ignoring and disrespecting America’s immigration laws?

Question: If you are currently a man or a woman in America who is not a member of an organized labor movement, i.e., a “union,” do you believe that as an American citizen, you have the right to work to support yourself and your family?

Question: As an American citizen, do you understand that the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees you the “unalienable” right to, “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

According to Webster: un·al·ien·a·ble, (as presented in the U.S. Constitution) Not to be separated, given away, or taken away; inalienable:

According to Webster: in·al·ien·a·ble, That cannot be transferred to another or others: inalienable rights.

It is “my considered opinion,” that Barack Obama, guided by his ideology, ..if he had the authority, ..he would strike both, “unalienable” and “inalienable” from the dictionary and from the Constitution.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

More favorite questions..

According to Webster: fa·vor·ite, (in context) Liked or preferred above all others; regarded with special favor.

Question: What measure of an individual’s soul is required to truly love someone?

Got friends? ..real friends? ..how many?

According to Webster: friend, 1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. 2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. 4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement. 5. Friend. A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.

To borrow a, ..or more correctly, “the” catchphrase, “Verrrry Interesting” from Artie Johnson,  ..in case you’re not old enough? ..or familiar with Artie Johnson’s career? Artie was a  comic and actor and a prominent cast member of the 1967-1973 television show, “Laugh-in.” where-in he immortalized the catch-phrase; “Verrrry Interesting.”

 

 Artie Johnson – a.k.a. “Wolfgang”

 “Very interesting,” that for the first time in my experience, Webster’s definition, “at least in my opinion,” falls short of truly describing a friend.

Arthur Stanton Eric “Arte” Johnson (born January 20, 1929) is an American comic actor. Johnson was a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His best-remembered “character” was that of a German soldier with the catchphrase: “Verrrry interesting, but…[‘stupid’, ‘not very funny’, and other variations]”.

Johnson was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the son of Edy the Mackenzie (née Golden) and Abraham Lincoln Johnson, an attorney. He attended the University of Illinois, graduating in 1949 after working on the campus radio station and the U of I Theater Guild with his brother, Coslough “Cos” Johnson.

Johnson is best known for his work on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, an American television series (1967–1973), on which he played various characters including “Wolfgang”, a smoking World War II German soldier scouting the show from behind a bush (still fighting the war) invariably commenting on the preceding sketch with the catchphrase “Very interesting…” followed by either a comic observation or misinterpretation, or simply “but stupid!” Johnson indicated later that the phrase came from Desperate Journey, a 1942 World War II film with Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan playing Royal Air Force pilots shot down in Nazi Germany; they managed to cross much of the country without speaking German or knowing the territory but, when captured, their Nazi interrogator doubts their story with the phrase. Johnson reprised the role while voicing the Nazi-inspired character Virman Vunderbarr on an episode of Justice League Unlimited.

Johnson was somewhat incorrect in his recollection of the details of this movie, and his faulty recollection was subsequently misquoted and widely repeated on the Internet, further distorting the origin of the phrase. In the movie, after getting shot down and captured, an English-speaking German officer played by Raymond Massey interrogates the flyers. During the interrogation, they see through a window some nearly-assembled aircraft being transported on trucks, and the Raymond Massey character says “I see you find that view most interesting … too bad you saw that, now you can not be even considered for exchange…” but it was not spoken doubting any story told by the flyers. The flyers escape from the interrogation and begin their “journey” across Germany and The Netherlands, traveling towards the English Channel in stolen vehicles while wearing stolen German uniforms. Along the way, they have several violent engagements with German troops and commit sabotage; they are actively pursued by the Raymond Massey character and at the end commandeer a British bomber previously captured by the Germans and fly it back to England, without any German remarking, to either the flyers or to another German: “Very interesting … ” and, the Errol Flynn character is fluent in German. It is possible that the actual source of the phrase is the movie “Berlin Correspondent” < (use of the phrase in the movie is reported  but unverified) and that Johnson had confused elements of the two movies and/or misremembered aspects of them.

 His other iconic Laugh-In character was “Tyrone F. Horneigh” (the last name pronounced “horn-eye” – a “clean” variant of the vulgar term “horny”), the white-haired, trenchcoat-wearing “dirty old man” who repeatedly sought to seduce “Gladys Ormphby” (Ruth Buzzi’s brown-clad ‘spinster’ character) on a park bench. Tyrone would enter the scene, muttering a song (usually “In the Merry, Merry Month of May”,) and, spying Gladys on the bench, would sit next to her. He would ask two related ‘leading questions,’ each earning him a hard whack from a shocked Gladys using her purse. His third statement would be an appeal for medical assistance, at which time he would fall off the bench. (Source Wikipedia)

Second Question: If America is truly a sovereign nation regulated by a Government, “of the people,” “by the people,” “for the people,” then why is it that “the people” ..have no voice, ..or no hand in selecting America’s leader?

The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. John Adams put forth a resolution earlier in the year which made a formal declaration inevitable. A committee was assembled to draft the formal declaration, which was to be ready when congress voted on independence. Adams persuaded the committee to select Thomas Jefferson to compose the original draft of the document, which congress would edit to produce the final version. The Declaration was ultimately a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The Birthday of the United States of America—Independence Day—is celebrated on July 4, the day the wording of the Declaration was approved by Congress.

After finalizing the text on July 4, Congress issued the Declaration of Independence in several forms. It was initially published as a printed broadside that was widely distributed and read to the public. The most famous version of the Declaration, a signed copy that is usually regarded as the Declaration of Independence, is on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Although the wording of the Declaration was approved on July 4, the date of its signing has been disputed. Most historians have concluded that it was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed. The original July 4 United States Declaration of Independence manuscript was lost while all other copies have been derived from this original document.

The sources and interpretation of the Declaration have been the subject of much scholarly inquiry. The Declaration justified the independence of the United States by listing colonial grievances against King George III, and by asserting certain natural and legal rights, including a right of revolution. Having served its original purpose in announcing independence, the text of the Declaration was initially ignored after the American Revolution. Its stature grew over the years, particularly the second sentence, a sweeping statement of human rights:

(Sidebar,) Barack Obama has neither sought or provided equality to anyone that he swore allegiance to on January 20, 2009. If anything, Barack Obama has and is currently widening the divide between American citizens utilizing the only weapon he has left in his war chest, “the race card.” Barack Obama may have at one time been a community organizer? Albeit, “in my considered opinion,” Barack Obama is currently destroying the America that was founded by men and patriots like Thomas Jefferson who penned these words;

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

This sentence has been called “one of the best-known sentences in the English language” and “the most potent and consequential words in American history”. The passage has often been used to promote the rights of marginalized people throughout the world, and came to represent a moral standard for which the United States should strive. This view was notably promoted by Abraham Lincoln, who considered the Declaration to be the foundation of his political philosophy, and argued that the Declaration is a statement of principles through which the United States Constitution  should be interpreted.

Thomas Jefferson also penned these words…

“Believe me, dear Sir: there is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But, by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose; and in this, I think I speak the sentiments of America.

—Thomas Jefferson, November 29, 1775 (source Wikipedia)

Barack Obama, is, “in my opinion,” currently attempting to impose his will “over” the people of this Nation in contrast to the foundation of freedom intended by our founding fathers as set forth in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

America is not a Nation intended to be a Nation, “of the government, ..by the government, ..for the government.”

Barack and Michelle need to begin gathering boxes to pack, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Race day..

When I was a young man, race day was a day that invoked images of bright colored custom automobiles competing around a measured course…

  

..or a group of brightly attired jockeys astride a grouping of thoroughbreds hellbent on standing in the winners circle.

 

Albeit, here in the year of our Lord, 2011, when I hear someone utter the word “race,” ..sadly, ..my mind immediately jumps straight to an image of Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson issuing notice to the white population of America, ..that “they” “Al and Jesse” believe that “we,” or at least the majority of the white population in America are racist.

 

The Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

According to Webster: race, (in context) A local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics. 2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution: the German race. 3. A genealogical line; a lineage. 4. Human beings considered as a group. 5. Biology. a. A population of organisms differing from others of the same species in the frequency of hereditary traits;

race, (pertaining to) Sports. a. A competition of speed, as in running or riding.

Race card…

Playing the race card is an idiomatic phrase that refers to exploitation of either racist or (more frequently) anti-racist attitudes to gain a personal advantage, typically by falsely accusing others of racism against oneself.

In the less critical sense, the phrase is commonly used in two contexts. In the first, and more common context, it alleges that someone has deliberately and falsely accused another person of being a racist in order to gain some sort of advantage. An example of this use of the term occurred during the O. J. Simpson murder trial, when critics accused the defense of “playing the race card” in presenting Mark Fuhrman’s racist past (e.g., his recorded use of the word “nigger” in addition to his being accused of tampering with murder evidence in prior cases, as well as his use of the Fifth Amendment to avoid potential self-incrimination upon questioning) as a reason to draw his credibility as a witness into question.

In the second context, it refers to someone exploiting prejudice against another race for political or some other advantage. The use of the southern strategy by a political candidate is said by some to be a version of playing the race card, such as when former Senator Jesse Helms, during his 1990 North Carolina Senate campaign ran an ad showing a black man taking a white man’s job, intended as a criticism of the idea of racial quotas. The ad was interpreted by many people as trying to play to racist fears among white voters.

Stanford professor Richard Thompson Ford has argued that the race card can be played independent of the person making the claim, or the race in question. An example cited was the Hillary Clinton campaign claiming that Obama won the 2008 Democratic Primary in South Carolina due to the disproportionate number of black registered Democrats in the state, implying more racism in the general population.

George Dei, Karumanchery, et alia, in their book Playing the Race Card argue that the term itself is a rhetorical device used in an effort to devalue and minimize claims of racism. (Source Wikipedia)

 

 Reverend Wayne Perryman has served as Minister in Charge of Church Administration for Mt. Calvary Christian Center Church of God in Christ in Mercer Island Washington. He also heads his own consulting firm specializing in conducting fact-finding investigations on behalf of inner city plaintiffs who are unsuccessful in obtaining representation through law firms and community agencies.

In 1989 Perryman brought together gang leaders from two rival gangs along with Washington State’s most powerful Black leaders and politicians to negotiate a truce. That meeting led to the formation of Role Models Unlimited.

In 1993, Perryman challenged major Christian publishers with his research book entitled, The 1993 Trial on the Curse of Ham about the “curse of Ham” – a theory that had existed for over three hundred years. In his book, he proved that the publishers were wrong when they claimed that, according to the Bible, the Black race was cursed. The curse theory was used to justify slavery, establish Jim Crow Laws, and promote racial discrimination.

In 1998 Perryman led a protest against police department profiling in Washington. Perryman had frequently been stopped in his Mercer Island hometown by police claiming his being there was suspicious.

In 2005 Perryman brought suit against the Democratic Party in the United States District Court in Seattle Case No. CV04-2442 for what he called its history of racism including their support of Jim Crow Laws, slavery, and Black Codes.

Perryman has appealed the Court’s ruling, but he lacked standing to bring the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2009 Perryman endorsed Elizabeth Scott for Washington state representative, position 2, 21st Legislative District.

Books Published …

The 1993 Trial on the Curse of Ham, Pneuma Life Pub

Unfounded Loyalty: An In-Depth Look Into The Love Affair Between Blacks and Democrats, Pneuma Life Publishing, 2003.

 Unveiling the Whole Truth: What the Media Failed to Tell American Voters, Book Publishers Network, 2008. (Source Wikipedia)

 Rev. Perry’s latest publication…

 

 Preview of the Rev. Wayne Perryman’s New Book

“Whites Blacks & Racist Democrats” by Virginia Margarita’s Liberty Blog.

The Untold History of Race & Politics Within the Democratic Party From 1792-2009

The following are the first four pages of Revision in Dr. Perryman’s Book…

As an independent voter and a fact-finding investigator, I was asked to review and analyze Obama’s inspirational and fascinating speech on race. Many believe it Is one of the best speeches since Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and I agree. But I have one problem. He missed the opportunity to set the record straight on two issues that he brought up during his speech.

1. His first missed opportunity came one minute and thirty-four seconds into his speech, when he referred to the Declaration of Independence and how it was “stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery…”

Although he follows up and talks about how slavery “divided the Colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate,” he failed to point out that as a nation we were always divided over the issue of slavery from the time the first slave ship arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, to the end of the Civil War 246 years later.

He should have told the audience, that there has never been a universal endorsement of slavery by the white citizens of this country and that white America has always been split over the issue of slavery. He could have mentioned that 175 years before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, the Mennonite Quakers (white folks) of Germantown, Pennsylvania passed an anti-slavery resolution in 1688. It was the first formal protest against slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Under this resolution, Quakers who participated in the slave trade were threatened with expulsion.

He should have mentioned that in 1711, sixty-five years before the Declaration of Independence was signed, colonies passed various pieces of legislation to outlaw slavery, but their laws were overturned by the British Crown. He should have said, long before the Civil War, the issue of slavery was so divisive that whites fought and killed one another in opposition to and in support of slavery. Such was the case in Congress and Kansas. In 1856, while white citizens fought on the streets of Lawrence, Kansas, white Congressmen literally had fist fights on the floor of the Senate. Whites tried to include anti-slavery language in the Declaration of Independence, they debated the issue during the Constitutional Convention, and when both sides refused to give in, white churches split, white denominations split, white families split (some supporting the Union and others the Confederacy), political parties split and eventually our nation split, which resulted in the Civil War – and as Lincoln stated in his June 16, 1858 speech, America remained: “A House Divided.”

Since the facts clearly show that we were a “divided nation” rather than a “racist nation,” Senator Obama should have told his listening audience that by 1835 the anti-slavery movement had over 435,000 members and these white abolitionists not only fought and gave their lives to end slavery, they continued their fight after the Civil War and:

(a) They passed three Constitutional Amendments to end slavery, give blacks citizenship and the right to vote;

(b) They ratified these Amendments with the approval of the white citizens in three-fourths of the states;

(c) They successfully financed and started many or our historically Black Colleges which bare their names.

(d) And in 1909, they started the NAACP.

Long before Lincoln took office in 1861, whites had outlawed slavery in Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Kansas, Oregon, California and Illinois. The only states that remained slave states were those under Democrat control.

By failing to point out the massive number of whites who not only opposed slavery but literally gave their lives to end it and racism, Obama merely perpetuated the myth and lie that our nation (implying every white in America) endorsed or approved of slavery and Jim Crow. He should have made it clear, that it wasn’t every white—it was primarily the white supporters of the Democratic Party—the party that became known as the Party of White Supremacy.

His second missed opportunity came twenty-one minutes and fourteen seconds into his speech when he made the following reference to slavery, Jim Crow, and the anger of his pastor:

• We do not need to recite here the history of racial injustice in this country. But we do need to remind ourselves that so many of the disparities that exist in the African-American community today can be directly traced to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery and Jim Crow….

• …The anger is real; it is powerful; and to simply wish it away, to condemn it without understanding its roots, only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exist between the races….

In order to foster a better understanding of the roots of racism, Obama should have told his audience that the roots of racism rested in the soil of the Democratic Party, not in our nation as a whole. He should have informed Americans that without the political backing of those who made up and formed the powerful Democratic Party (a party whose members gave their lives and spent billions to preserve the institution of slavery and the system of Jim Crow), slavery would have ended one hundred years earlier, and Jim Crow would have died in the womb of those who conceived it. Contrary to public opinion, racism was not something that the entire white race engaged in. Racism was the political agenda of a powerful political party – made up of individuals who chose to use this deadly disease to cover their own insecurities in their relentless quest for wealth and power. For years we have been led to believe that the racist party was the Republican Party. But from 1787 to 2009, historians tell a different story. The following is their story.

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In closing, being as kind as possible, Barack Obama is not the devil, Barack Obama is no more or no less than the environment that created him. Barack Obama, like all of us, “human beings” is a product of programming, pretty much the same as the programming in the computer before me, that I am currently using to issue the results of my research and my opinions, Barack Obama is simply a man, albeit a man whose ideals, philosophies and opinions are in direct opposition to my own.

But then as we all know, “opinions are like fore-heads,” we all have one.

As I have stated before, “I am a conservative,” a focused conservative, a fiscal conservative, a social conservative, and a common sense conservative.

I am not a radical conservative.

According to Webster: rad·i·cal, (in context) Departing markedly from the usual or customary; extreme:

Or in layman’s terms, I believe; “If it ain’t broke, ..don’t fix it.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

GOP Debate –Las Vegas..

October 18, 2011

Okay, okay, but that’s what you get when you give a liberal network control over delivering a conservative message.

Another “horse and pony” show between Matt Romney and Rick Perry, ..albeit seasoned slightly by Herman Cain. As for the rest of the field? ..especially “Rick Santorum,” ..may have just as well stayed home.

Not that there weren’t a few highlights from Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann, ..nevertheless, ..nothing adequate to justify two hours of my life, ..with the possible exception of Newt Gingrich’s final words, ..with which he “rightfully” and “justifiably” notified the American public that if “they,” the “American public,” i.e., “We the People,” wanted an America where the “rank and file,” ..working, ..taxpaying, ..American citizen would have an opportunity to enjoy the fruits of their labor, “without” supporting “corruption,” i.e., “..illegal immigration,” ..lazy “welfare dependent” individuals, ..and a wasteful inconsiderate Government made up of self aggrandized buffoons, ..you would do well to cast your vote for him, ..and I agree 1,000,000,000,000%.

Albeit, ..I would go further and recommend after casting your vote for Newt Gingrich for President, ..you do “Newt” and “yourself” a favor, ..and cast the rest of your votes to replace every man and woman now serving, ..scratch that, ..now drawing a paycheck from the federal treasury and send them home.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

Proud to be white..

In a forward currently making its way around the information Super Highway in cyberspace, Michael Richards is voicing his displeasure at being singled out as a racists..

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, best known for his portrayal of the eccentric Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. Richards began his career as a stand up comedian, first stepping into a national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal’s first cable TV special. He went on to become a series regular on ABC’s Fridays. Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows including Cheers, Night Court, Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads and UHF. During the run of Seinfeld, he made a guest appearance in Mad About You. After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one season. After his series was cancelled, Richards returned to his roots performing stand up comedy. After inciting some media furor in late 2006 over explosively addressing audience members at a comedy show with repeated racial epithets, Richards announced his retirement from stand-up in 2007. Most recently, Richards appeared as himself in the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009, acting alongside his fellow Seinfeld cast members for the first time since Seinfeld’s finale. (Source, Wikipedia) 

Following is a copy of the Forward

(Un-cut and Un-censored)

Be Proud To Be White..

I was wondering why only Whites are racists…

Michael Richards

Brother Michael Richards makes his point…and whether we like it or not, he is telling the truth. Brother Michael Richards better known as Kramer from TV’s Seinfeld does make a good point. This was his defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act.

He makes some very interesting points… Someone finally said it. How many are actually paying attention to this? There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc. </ SPAN ..And then there are just Americans.. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’… And that’s OK…  But when I call you, Nigger, Kike, Towel head, Sand-nigger, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink .. You call me a racist  You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you…..  So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live? You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day. You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day. You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi. You have the NAACP. You have BET….  If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists. If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.. If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists. We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??  A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant. If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships… You know we’d be racists. There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US ..  Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college. In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists. You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. You rob us, car jack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist. I am proud…… But you call me a racist. Why is it that only whites can be racists?? There is nothing improper about this e-mail… Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on. I sadly don’t think many will.

That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country.

We won’t stand up for ourselves!

BE PROUD TO BE WHITE!

It’s not a crime YET…. But getting very close!

It is estimated that ONLY 5% of those reaching this point in this e-mail, will pass it on.

As a fan of Michael Richards, an American and an advocate of free speech, I step into the ring with the five percent, as I believe that Brother Michael Richards has as much right to his opinion as any man of the planet.

Censorship, as my grandfather always said; “Is for those with something to fear,” ..I have nothing to fear.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

CrusaderRabbit…

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