Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS

NB Commentary: While the world mourns the death of a celebrity, a whole lot of shaking is going on behind the scenes, or maybe I should say, a whole lot of shaking up is going on. Who would have thought that the US had a "trump" card in their back pocket. Hegemony and world dominion has not left the mindset of US Government and its hinchmen. I truly believe the US is an experiment in NWO implementation with its massive military might, its covert intelligence and its seedy infiltrators all set in place all over the globe. Hugo must be turning over in his grave.....

APRIL 26, 2016

Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma
Rousseff. Washington used a federal judge to order Argentina to sacrifice its debt restructuring program in order to pay US vulture funds the full value of
defaulted Argentine bonds that the vulture funds had bought for a few pennies
on the dollar.  These vultures were called “creditors” who had made “loans” regardless of the fact that they were not creditors and had made no loans.
They were opportunists after easy money and were used by Washington to get rid
of a reformist government.

President Kirchner resisted and, thus, she had to go.  Washington concocted a story that Kirchner covered up an alleged Iranian bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994.

This implausible fantasy, for which there is no evidence of Iranian involvement, was fed to one of Washington’s agents in the state prosecutor’s office, and a dubious event of 22 years ago was used to clear Kirchner out of the way of the American looting of Argentina.

In Brazil, Washington has used corruption insinuations to get President Rousseff
impeached by the lower house.  Evidence is not necessary, just
allegations.  It is no different from “Iranian nukes,” Saddam Hussein’s
“weapons of mass destruction,” Assad’s “use of chemical weapons,”  or in
Rousseff’s case merely insinuations. The Secretary General of the Organization
of American States, Luis Almagro, notes that Rousseff “hasn’t been accused of
anything.” The American-backed elites are simply using impeachment to remove a
president who they cannot defeat electorally.

In short, this is Washington’s move against the BRICS.  Washington is moving
to put into political power a rightwing party that Washington controls in order
to terminate Brazil’s growing relationships with China and Russia.
The great irony is that the impeachment bill was presided over by the corrupt lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha, who was recently discovered to have stashed millions of dollars in secret Swiss bank account perhaps his pay-off from Washington) and who lied under oath when he denied having foreign bank accounts.  You can read the sordid story here.

Kirchner and Rousseff’s “crimes” are their efforts to have the governments of Argentina and Brazil represent the Argentine and Brazilian peoples rather than the elites and Wall Street.  In Washington these are serious offenses as Washington uses the elites to control South American countries.  Whenever Latin
Americans elect a government that represents them, Washington overthrows the
government or assassinates the president.

Washington is close to returning Venezuela to the control of the Spanish elite allied with Washington.   The presidents of Ecuador and Bolivia are also targeted.  One reason Washington will not permit its British lapdog to honor the asylum Ecuador granted to Julian Assange is that Washington expects to have its own agent back in as President of Ecuador, at which time Assange’s asylum will be repealed.

Washington has always blocked reform in Latin America.  Latin American peoples will remain American serfs until they elect governments by such large majorities
that the governments can exile the traitorous elites, close the US embassies, and expel all US corporations. Every Latin American country that has an American presence has no future other than serfdom.

Paul Craig Roberts is a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury
and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. Roberts’ 
How the Economy Was Lost is now available from CounterPunch in electronic format. His latest book is The
Neoconservative Threat to World Order

Tamir Rice’s Family to Receive $6 Million From Cleveland

NBCommentary: So that's how it's done. To avoid a federal civil rights trial, the Rice Estate gets $6million. Meanwhile, no criminal charges against the officers that killed Tamir. For some reason this just seems a bit strange to me.


Cleveland Mayor on Tamir Rice Settlement

Cleveland Mayor on Tamir Rice Settlement
Mayor Frank Jackson announced a $6 milllion settlement with the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old killed by the police, but said no price could be put on the life of a child.

 By REUTERS on Publish Date April 25, 2016. 
Photo by Tony Dejak/Associated Press. Watch in Times Video »

CHICAGO — The family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy whose fatal shooting by the Cleveland police in 2014 prompted national outrage, is set to receive $6 million from the city in a settlement announced Monday in federal court records.
The settlement, which would be the latest in a series of seven-figure payouts by major American cities to the families of African-Americans who died at the hands of officers, spares Cleveland the possibility of a federal civil rights trial that could have drawn new attention to Tamir’s death and to the city’s troubled police force. It also allows the city to avoid the possibility of an even larger judgment.
Cleveland officials said the settlement was the city’s largest in a police-related lawsuit, though under the terms of the agreement, the city does not admit wrongdoing. The $6 million figure is in line with settlements in the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

Lawyers for the Rice family had been meeting with Cleveland officials to discuss a settlement since early last month. The agreement must still be approved by a probate court.

For the Rice family, which had called for criminal charges against the rookie officer who opened fire almost immediately after encountering Tamir on Nov. 22, 2014, the settlement means a significant payment and an end to civil proceedings. But it does nothing to change the decision by a Cuyahoga County grand jury last year to not indict the officer, Timothy Loehmann. Lawyers for Tamir’s estate said Monday that “no amount of money can adequately compensate” the boy’s relatives for their grief.

By Brent McDonald and Michael Kirby Smith

After Death of Tamir Rice, Pain Lingers
Family and friends of Tamir Rice, 12, struggle with their loss five months after a Cleveland police officer fatally shot the boy as he played with a toy gun in a park.

 By Brent McDonald and Michael Kirby Smith on Publish DateApril 22, 2015. Photo by Brent McDonald/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video »

“In a situation like this, there’s no such thing as closure or justice,” the lawyers, Jonathan S. Abady and Earl S. Ward, said in a statement. “Nothing will bring Tamir back. His unnecessary and premature death leaves a gaping hole for those who knew and loved him that can never be filled.”
The Rice settlement provides another example of a city choosing to settle for millions of dollars rather than to contest a wrongful-death lawsuit in court.

This month, Chicago aldermen approved paying $4.95 million to the family of a man experiencing a mental health crisis who died after being dragged from his cell in handcuffs and shocked repeatedly with a Taser. They also approved $1.5 million to the estate of an asthmatic man who died after a police foot chase; witnesses said he had been denied access to his inhaler.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nana's Commentary: "200 Proofs Earth is Not a Spinning Ball"

Nana's Commentary:
To me, the irony of this endless banter about the earth being flat, or the earth being a globe, the question that stumps the panel and that no one can prove is, where did it all begin. Who is this "God" according to the biblical/sacred texts? Who orchestrated the "big bang" according to the scientists?
Well, I have the answer, that will shut all this down.
Watch, the movie "Dark City."

After watching that, I was convinced that the "hidden" hand that created this world came from another ("Men In Black" ending gives clues.) And my theory is just as plausible as any other. If they can build huge planet size moons and spaceships, why couldn't they build a planet, a prison planet for their little wayward human creatures, who according to the Bible were born in sin anyways. Give them a playground, a few animals for pets, zoos, slaughter, consumption and clothing. Give them a few plants for the same purposes. Put them in a giant terrarium with plenty of water and see what happens.

Convene a Galactic Council to decide who will be allowed to come in and out. Design a zodiac/constellation apparatus to impact on their personalities. Give them time marked by the rising and setting of the sun and moon. Throw a few asteroids in for good measure and to keep it interesting. Add a little religion, well I should say dozens of religions. Mix in a little politics for surely these humans cannot be allowed to be sovereign. They must have LEADERS!!

Make sure that all the animals have COMMON sense and strong instincts, while the humans have to wait for someone to "train" them. Wipe their memories after each death so they can be trapped in the cycle of Karma. Make sure that those who manage to escape death come back with incredulous stories about heaven and hell, pass on their experiences through lore so the others will believe. It's imperative that while they believe they have free will and DO NOT have to step into the light (Star Trek) that it would behoove them to do so because there they will be reunited with their loved ones, Jesus, Buddha, etc.

Spoon feed them technology so that they never discover the hidden hand but keep the banter going back and forth about the nature and/or origin of "the hidden." hand. (Truman Show). Whenever they get too crazy, "come down" and dismantle their nuclear arsenals; blow a few volcanoes, throw in a tsunami, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. just to keep them scared shitless and to get them to comply. Keep them focused on the last days, death and the hereafter. ( I always thought the term "come down" was interesting. Why do humans say "God" "Angels" or "Aliens" come down?????)

Give only the Psychopathic rulers full range over controlling nature and point to the holy book and sacred scriptures (Vedas) as their right to eminent domain.  If they evolve too quickly and start to see themselves as humans instead of races, creeds, religions, sexes, etc. create enmity to keep it interesting as well, without a little friction this Truman show can become quite boring. Make sure that the minds of the masses have some options for expansion, but if anyone should expand too far, shut it down!

Collude all the world leaders, scientists and archaeologists. (The teachers will profess whatever they have been taught, so this will self replicate). The religious leaders are already colluded with their "sacred" writings, rituals, tithes, sacrifices and hocus-pocus.

Press the reset button every once in a while, because, Jeez, these humans are a wild bunch and tend to get out of control.

Since death and time is an illusion, pressing the reset button just recycles them all back into the pool with only a trace memory of horror. Of course, a few will survive, so, like in the "Book of Eli" give them the "Book" (myth, legends, folklore) so they can start all over again, or so they think they are anyways, and that's all that matters.

Create uprisings from time to time, kill off their leaders, good and bad, throw in a few psychopaths to keep it even more interesting.

Make sure the humans are hard wired to continuously put Psychopaths into the role of leaders over them. That will make this zoo more easily managed. As long as a bat shit crazy nut job is the bully in the playground, it won't need to be micromanaged, just a minor check-in from time to time. Allow them to have a few saviors, ET's, Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Prophets, the Antichrist, etc. so they will continually look to the sky for help or some higher force beyond them. Keep them in survival mode, always searching for contentment. Augment their survival instincts with rewards like sex, marriage, money, family and presumptuous success.

Since cognitive dissonance is a most effective tool for keeping these human creatures insane, weak and fearful, create illusions, like philanthropy, love, success, hope, faith, virtue, integrity, and other do-gooder examples while oppressing their minds with evil, demons, consumerism and the media.

Create the illusion of good vs evil which is optimum in a 3d reality. There always has to be some kind of enmity so the natives can maintain a restless paranoia. Give them natural and pharmaceutical drugs to pacify them. Those who are most deviant will be thrown to the lions, beheaded, jailed, or threatened with damnation for all eternity. Keep this propaganda alive in the hearts and minds of the religious leaders. Fear of damnation is a great culling mechanism.

Since Plan-ET is a prime directive, there will be skirmishes with outer worldly powers (Star Wars) over who is in charge. Some sharing will take place, some stealing and backdoor dealings. Some of the most agreeable plans will last the longest, like taking turns on who will be the God of the next new religion and who is most adept at keeping the humans, blind, deaf and dumb. This arrangement could last for trillions of years with only a few, barely noticeable and surely laughable humans will discover. And since the reset button is always an option, wiping them all out and starting all over again is a viable solution should these humans start to unite and decide to escape this hell hole.

Ha, that makes sense to me!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Saturn, Satan & God And The Nature of Reality Part 1&2 (Video)

NB Commentary:
This is a really, really long video. When I do domestic stuff I listen/watch. Anyone watching this may have to do it in sections and Merkabah has broken this video up into parts. I prefer the whole video personally. After watching it, I posted my comments under the video, I am still waiting to hear from Merkabah which is cool, I am sure he is quite busy, it takes forever to make these videos. See below my questions.
Feel free to join the discussion.

I watch/listen to many of your videos. sometimes I go thru them more than once. I watch them and listen to them because you are covering a lot of material that I have been exposed to as well, and you also tend to drop a few new tidbits that I have not heard of and that is always exciting. But I have a few questions, I won't ask them all now, but..... When looking at the book of Genesis, there were some things that I have always found interesting and like you say, grown adults accept without question. I always questioned the stuff I heard.

Noah's Ark, how did he pull that off? Amazing. Fantastical

I went to Catholic school so you know I was the bane of my teachers existence, all of whom were nuns, because lay people were not ALLOWED to teach religion classes, but I digress. I really hope to get your feedback
1. If Eve was made from Adam's rib.. doesn't that either make Eve his daughter or sister since they share the same DNA? If I remember correctly, bone marrow is keen in stem cell research and that of DNA as well, correct me if I'm wrong on that, I ain't no chemist. However way you slice it, wouldn't they be "closely" related??
2. If Cane married his sister??? He knew her..... um, doesn't that sound incestuous as well.
3. If "God" created man and woman and told them to multiply and replenish the earth.. was it one man and one woman? a bunch of men and women? were they all sprung from the same seed? It really gets confusing.. but it all sounds incestuous.
4. If "God" destroyed the earth and only left Noah and his family, and they in turn replenished the earth,,, isn't that incestuous as well?? I'm just saying... there was a whole lot of incest going on, no matter how you slice it in the book of Genesis. Anyone who replicates this story is also replicating the notion of incest.
5. My final question on this video is this! Where did the first human beings come from? Who or what is this God that created them. And if this God said, "let us" who is the "us" Was it God (male) and his female consort??
I always find it interesting when folks claim that Africans were the original man, but they never say where the original man came from.

The notion of a "God coming down" to earth to create man, or Angels coming down or anyone coming down, where are they coming down from??

Please understand that I do not want the traditional Christian Answers for these questions. I want your answers from your research as you remind us often that you do that. What have you found?

PS, and one more thing, have you noticed that depictions of Adam and Eve always show belly buttons? Do you find that curious? Wouldn't belly buttons mean they spent some time in somebody's womb?? Why would God create them with belly buttons they never used??

Okay, I'm done Merkabah, thanks for reading this!!

Monday, April 11, 2016

A Continuing Dilemma: Slavery, By John Burl Smith

A Continuing Dilemma: Slavery, By John Burl Smith

The dilemma of slavery continues to dog the United States of America  (USA) 137 years after Pres. Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation  Proclamation (1862) freeing only the slaves held in the South.

Many historians say emancipation caused more problems than it solved.  These learned scholars opine that the Civil War was unnecessary because slave masters would have ended slavery because they would have realized supporting slaves was too great an  economic burden and that free labor was more productive.  However,  slavery was about more than economics and productivity.  Slavery was  the base of a value system that defined the Southern way of life.  It  was tied to a Southerner's sense of personal worth and upon which the house of cards of  the Confederacy was built.

For the Southern gentry, it was not simply a question of freeing or not freeing slaves.  The proposition was intimately related to a  society's unwillingness to accept as human property it was taught to  see as brut animals one owns like a horse or cow.  Slavery's belief  system attributed everything good/righteous  to white people and  everything bad/evil to blacks.  Synonymous to the mind-set of English  lords, families that owned slaves were bred to believe in their inherent right to be masters just as they bred into slaves the rightness of being owned.  People who believed in that system could  never accept that the stroke of a pen could rob them of an entitlement  to which whites clung so tenaciously for generations and sacrificed  tens of thousands of lives to preserve.

The reality is Lincoln's signature did not undo the mental underpinning that justified slavery and the dehumanizing process of  white supremacy that was supported by the socioeconomic,  educational, religious and political systems in the US.  Incidents such as those  that occurred in North and South Carolina recently are endemic to the  15 slave states and find their geneses in the forlorn hope of  returning to that erst while existence before emancipation.  That hope  is nurtured by Article I Section II of the US Constitution and state practices and policies that give rise to unresolved psychological  issues left over from slavery.

First in South Carolina, Anthony Hill, 30, a black man, was shot in  the head then dragged behind a truck for 11 miles, leaving a foot-wide  dark stain on the asphalt (6-2-10).  Newberry County sheriff's  deputies said the bloody trail led them to the mobile home of Gregory Collins, 19, a white man now charged with murder. The County Sheriff  said the two men who were employed by Louis Rich, a chicken processor  in Newberry, had spent most of Tuesday together at Collins' mobile  home, where Hill was shot early Wednesday morning.  The FBI has been  called in to assist in what is obviously a "hate crime."

These types of gruesome "hate crimes" continue to occur from Texas to  West Virginia.  Such murders are not the result of wanton violence because the perpetrators are always white men and the victims black.  They are reminiscent of  ritualistic lynchings that were so popular from the 1890s through the 1940s.  They seem to be a result of latent or repressed rage that surfaces uncontrollably when a black man is perceived as challenging the master's status.

The aforementioned historians would readily reject this hypothesis but when people who have been immersed in the use of dehumanizing hatred  which is tied to their sense of worth and power lose status to those  that are dehumanized, the affect can be intolerable.  Under such  circumstances totally despicable acts can result.

The next example relates to children.  Breeding slaves meant offsprings were notA 150-year-old photograph discovered in an attic in North Carolina revived haunting images of the faces of American slavery. The picture shows two young black barefoot slaves, wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel.
children worthy of compassion but they were "pickaninnies." 

The photo, which may have been taken in the early 1860s, is believed to be of a boy named John and an unidentified companion.  Will Stapp,  a photographic historian and curator for the National Portrait Gallery  at the Smithsonian Institution said the picture is "A testament to a  dark part of American history. What you are looking at when you see  this photo are two boys who were victims of that history."  Found during a moving sale in Charlotte in April, the photo was accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John in 1854 for $1,150.

Keya Morgan, New York collector, who paid $30,000 for the photo album  which included the young boys and several family pictures and $20,000  for the sale document proclaimed, "I buy stuff all the time, but this  shocked me.  A portrait of slave children is rare." Morgan believes the home in which the photo was found was owned by a deceased descendant of John. "This kid was abused and mistreated and people forgot about him.  He doesn't even exist in history. And to know that there were millions of children who were like him, I've never seen another photo like that that speaks so much for children."

Stapp said the photo was probably taken by Timothy O'Sullivan, an apprentice of Mathew Brady, the famous 19th-century photographer whose  portraits of historical figures such as Pres. Abraham Lincoln are legendary. O'Sullivan photographed what is believed to be some of the first slaves liberated after Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (1862).

Harold Holzer, an administrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and an author of several books about Lincoln said, "To me, it's such a moving and astonishing picture. Abolitionists circulated photos of adult slaves who had been beaten or whipped, the photo of the two boys  is more subtle," only suggesting their horror.  Thinking of children who from birth to death, lived the dehumanizing misery of slavery, Ron Soodalter, an author on slavery and member of the board of directors at the Abraham Lincoln Institute in Washington, D.C. said, "The photo depicts the reality of slavery. This picture shows that the  institution of slavery didn't pick or choose. This was a generic  horror. It victimized the old, the young."

The absence of John and millions of slave children like him is no accident of history; they have been deliberately edited out of history by academicians who frame and write it.  Controlling that process is jealously guarded by universities; Dr. M. Cookie Newsom, director for diversity education and assessment at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill declares. "Faculty diversification for universities is seen as "affirmative action."  There's no delicate way of describing the lack of commitment many top research universities demonstrate as they talk about diversifying their faculties."

When confronted with the dismal statistics, Newsom says university decision-makers offer: 1) There are not enough qualified candidates of  color; 2) There is no need to interview them because they are in high  demand from other institutions; and 3) They are too expensive. Recalling an instance at UNC where a black female staff candidate was  disqualified on the claim she didn't "fit well" and because she "spoke  too loudly," Newsom proclaimed "Underlying the excuses is an insidious  presumption of inferiority. Diversity research has not focused on the  inner workings of the tenure process in committees.... that is where  most of the biases emerge."

Newsom's conclusions are drawn from research and statistics that show,  while peer research institutions have documented plans to retain and  advance minority faculty, the outcomes reflect nothing more than lip  service. "If you are an African-American, American Indian or Latino  with a Ph.D., your odds of ever receiving tenure at a Research I  (school) are between slim and none." Between 2001 and 2007, black  professors consistently represented just 3 percent or less of tenured  or tenure-track faculty year after year at Harvard University, Ohio  State University, University of Florida, University of California at Los Angeles and Berkeley, University of Illinois, University of Texas, Stanford University and the University of North Carolina, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

"It's racial discrimination," she said unapologetically. "We know what's wrong; there is inherent bias in committees and negative perceptions based on race.  "Institutional racism' is just the door blocking entrance, once inside scholars find other superficial barriers for junior faculty, including overburdening service work,  undervalued qualifications, and the lack of mentorship and support from senior faculty," Newsom reiterated.

Myths, misconceptions, deliberate distortion and outright lies taught about black people during slavery are still a part of white folklore regarding African Americans and continue to be taught.  These socioeconomic, educational, religious and political processes serve the same purpose now they did during slavery; they are the base of an American value system that defined a way of life -- white supremacy.  This value system is no longer tied to just southerners' sense of personal worth and power; it is as American as the "Tea Party Movement."  For a white man, there is no worst position or condition to be in than to be beneath a black man, because he is educated to see  a black as totally worthless.

The continuing dilemma of slavery is the shared value it holds for whites, so much so, they support each other as though status in the US is a zero sum game.  The US Constitution still values slave descendants as 3/5 of white men.  That is why the status of slave descendants can not be allowed to change.  Whites are educated to  believe they deserve a status above blacks and the failure to achieve it can trigger the kind of response displayed by the young man in South Carolina.  White supremacy is a psychological disease left over from slavery that affects most white Americans and black people suffer  its effects as institutional racism and acts of violence.  

Hell on Wheels (TV series)

A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.

Mathew Brady Biography Photographer (c. 1823–1896)

Timothy H. O'Sullivan

“The stunning account of modern-day slaves and traffickers in the land of the free”

Scholar Says Research Universities Not Serious About Faculty Diversity

South Carolina police: Black man shot to death, body dragged

The dragging of Hill's body sheds light onto how much the death and destruction perpetrated upon African-Americans in this country hundreds of years ago still resides in this country's DNA. 
Pasted from http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/death-of-south-carolina-man-shot-and-dragged-for-ten-miles-investigated-as-hate-crime?reply=168056827305523459

How Ironic, two men, same name both killed, five years apart. How Ironic!
Anthony Hill: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Americans Named in Panama Papers Leak (1/2)

Nana's Commentary:

What gets me with all this is how they conveniently link folks in people's families who are connected to other folks, yet, when it comes to pointing a finger at the Bush Family, mums the word. The Bush's became presidents when their father/grandfather colluded with the Nazi's. And I could state other examples of how, folks look the other way when it's convenient and point fingers when it's convenient.
Then it's the, "we are non-profit" we don't get direct funding from blah, blah, blah, but when they want to finger so-called terrorist groups and their funders, depending on who they are that is, they go down the rabbit hole, and anyone even remotely associated with them is suspect.
It's hypocrisy, and double standards that is all pervasive. One rule for those in power and another rule for those in power and still another rule for those who are not part of the "in-crowd"

Can somebody tell me why my bullshit barometer went off? What's up with this guy and his evasiveness?

Tim Johnson of McClatchy Newspapers refutes the accusation that the ICIJ has been targeting foreign adversaries of the United States in their reporting and examines how middlemen help funnel wealth offshore 
Part 2/2

Published on Apr 4, 2016
SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=18320

The Panama Papers are out and the Panama Papers propaganda is out right along with it. So why does this new mega-leak seemingly only expose those in the State Department crosshairs or expendable others and not a single prominent American politician or businessman? And what does this have to do with the OECD's plan for a global taxation grid? Find out more in today's Thought For The Day with James Corbett.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary

Nana's Commentary:
I remember thinking to myself, back in 1990; "I wonder what has happened to Black Folks as a result of Slavery?" It was like an epiphany, as I can actually remember where I was sitting when it occurred to me.

I had just entered the field of mental health having started off in Sociology. Somehow, life lead me to the field of Mental Health and particularly as a result of wanting to use Cultural Enrichment as a way for healing and benefiting Black folks who have so many odds stacked against them as it were.

I couldn't help but notice the parallels, from denial to over achievement to resilience to secrecy and a host of other conditions, outcomes and variables that plague our community as well as offer some real life stories of survival even in the most hostile of environments. We still managed to work, have families, raise our children, get an education, despite the trauma we received.

However, it seemed that talking about PTSD in the clinical sense was didactic, linear and devoid of inference beyond the obvious. That is, a person caught in a war zone, a person who experienced a car accident, physical/emotional abuse or the death of a loved one. We knew that it would affect them in so many ways and we often called in "Adjustment Disorder". Then we moved on to figure out strategies for healing and getting these "individuals" to a healthier mindset and that feeling of "safety" again.

As these thoughts swirled around in my mind and I began to seriously wonder if we may be suffering from trauma that was inflicted upon our foreparents and if in fact, the genetic memory has been imprinted on our DNA. It has been discovered that various events can be imprinted on our DNA so how about some shock?

I remember attending seminars where it was presented that our bodies remember our trauma long after the traumatic event had passed. Being a dreamer and one who interpreted dreams, I knew that our subconscious, or that place where dreams lie, would also bring up disturbing and/or traumatic events in various dream images.

It all began to make sense to me that surely, African people in the Americas, and perhaps the entire Diaspora; who were captured and imprisoned on slaved ships and brought to a foreign land, most certainly have suffered serious trauma along with transmitting that trauma to generations that followed. And as Dr. DeGruy Leary explains the trauma didn't stop after they were brought here, nor did it stop after they were released from chattel slavery, it continued, and continues to this day. Much of it is insidious and below the surface but it continues in the form of police brutality, poverty, poor educational systems, dilapidated neighborhoods, erroneous depiction of our youth in the media, etc., etc., etc.

I always wanted to research it, or see what others have done in that line of research. I am so grateful to Dr. DeGruy Leary who has done the grunt work on this topic. I am sure it can be developed even beyond the book she wrote, and perhaps others will look into it. She also has a lot of courage to even broach this subject. In my ignorance it seemed to only make sense that the impact of our past would affect our future, but the cognitive dissonance will not allow many on both sides of the aisle to see it, accept it or do anything about it. So I must commend her bravery to even take the time, resources and brain work to put this thought together so eloquently.

She, along with Dr. Frances Kress-Welsing, in my estimation, have capture two of the most profound aspects of our history post Trans-Atlantic slave trade.  When you couple White Supremacy with Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome you can pretty much sum up the African experience in the Americas and throughout the Diaspora where racism is an integral part of the society where its impact can be seen in politics, education, religion, entertainment, historical analysis, health care, economics and the general welfare.

Below you will find a video playlist of some of Dr. DeGruy Leary's talks on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 book resulting from years of historical and psychological research by Joy DeGruy (formerly Leary)[1] PTSS describes a set of behaviors, beliefs and actions associated with or, related to multi-generational traumaexperienced by African Americans that include but are not limited to undiagnosed and untreated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in enslaved Africans and their descendants.[1]
PTSS posits that centuries of slavery in the United States, followed by systemic and structural racism and oppression, including lynching, Jim Crow laws, and unwarranted mass incarceration, have resulted in multigenerational maladaptive behaviors, which originated as survival strategies. The syndrome continues because children whose parents suffer from PTSS are often indoctrinated into the same behaviors, long after the behaviors have lost their contextual effectiveness.
DeGruy states that PTSS is not a disorder that can simply be treated and remedied clinically but rather also requires profound social change in individuals, as well as in institutions that continue to reify inequality and injustice toward the descendants of enslaved Africans.
DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's Degree in Social Work, a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. She teaches social work at Portland State University and gives lectures on PTSS nationally and internationally.

Do You Have Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome?

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary talks about her provocative new book

Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary- Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (1/19)

Watch: Dr. Joy DeGruy Gives Stunning Lecture on "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome"

Post-traumatic slavery syndrome
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Rosalind Peterson: The Chemtrail Cover-Up

Rosalind Peterson of California Skywatch was a certified U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency Crop Loss Adjustor working in more than ten counties throughout California. She now spearheads a watchdog group that monitors uncontrolled experimental weather modification programs, atmospheric heating and testing programs, and ocean and atmospheric experimental geoengineering programs Peterson is at the forefront of the chemtrail research field and how the unexplained patterns that scar our skies are "causing detrimental human health effects and environmental degradation."

In this 1-hour plus video exclusive for Prison Planet.tv members, Peterson reveals how she was first spurred to investigate chemtrails after being alerted to them by someone at the Mendocino County Probation Department. Peterson then began to intensely study the phenomenon and note that aircraft producing the trails would circle the county in a clock-like loop, covering the entire area with a cloudy haze in as little as three hours. Peterson cites NASA studies showing that the chemtrails turn into man-made clouds, exacerbating artificial climate change. However, Peterson states her contention that NASA is attempting to cover-up the true nature of chemtrails and convince people that they are a natural phenomenon, a ruse dutifully parroted by top weather and satellite observatories, who as Peterson explains acknowledge the fact that man-made chemtrails are changing the weather yet still label them as natural weather fronts in their public broadcasts.

Peterson shows a map provided by the FAA which reveals how "intra-flights" - mainly of military origin - are causing the chemtrails by flying in loops around counties in flight paths that differ substantially from normal airline trajectories. The flights have no other obvious purpose than to disperse chemtrails because they have no fixed destination, they merely fly around and around in circles.

As proponents of geoengineering like Obama's science czar John P. Holdren have proposed, blocking sunlight is a primary effect of chemtrailing, and sulfur could be one of the chemicals being dispersed by these trails. As Peterson explains, sulfur has been linked with a host of health problems, which is why California removed it from diesel fuel in the first place.

After studying water quality samples for the state of California stretching back some 30 years, Peterson found that starting from 1990, water sources were all registering unusual spikes in certain chemicals at precisely the same time, namely arsenic, barium, aluminum, calcium, manganese, magnesium, lead and iron. By measuring the spikes in these chemicals in the water supply with similar spikes in these chemicals in air quality samples, Peterson was able to conclude that the cause was airborne and that it had to be coming from the atmosphere. Peterson notes that mixing aluminum and barium creates clouds and that NASA experiments based around this concept were coinciding with the spikes in such chemicals measured in water and air quality samples.

This is an enlightening, detailed and documented explanation of how chemtrailing is being conducted, who is responsible for it and what the consequences are for our health and the environment.