Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Trigger Warning: Discussions of violence
White people believed that whatever the manners, under every dark skin was a jungle. Swift unnavigable waters, swinging screaming baboons, sleeping snakes, red gums ready for their sweet white blood. In a way, he thought, they were right. The more colored people spent their strength trying to convince them how gentle they were, how clever and loving, how human, the more they used themselves up to persuade whites of something Negroes believed could not be questioned, the deeper and more tangled the jungle grew inside. But it wasn’t the jungle blacks brought with them to this place from the other (livable) place. It was the jungle white folks planted in them. And it grew. It spread. In, through and after life, it spread, until it invaded the whites who had made it. Touched them every one. Changed and altered them. Made them bloody, silly, worse than even they wanted to be, so scared were they of the jungle they had made. The screaming baboon lived under their own white skin; the red gums were their own.
Toni Morrison, Beloved
We hold these truths to be self evident,
That Black and Brown people in America,
No matter our country of origin,
Are under surveillance by the police state,
Under attack by white supremacy, homophobia, and misogynoir,
And suffer under the threat of annihilation everyday.
Respectability hasn’t saved us.  
You can get killed holding a sandwich,
Walking home from the corner store,
for Playing your music “too loud,” or even while
Looking for help after crashing your car.
You can see your children swept away in the storm,
You can be gunned down in aisle of a big box store.
Respectability can’t save us.
You can be assaulted at a traffic stop,
Be attacked while walking home with your friends,
Get shot 41 times for reaching for your wallet,
Or be left to an ignoble death after second-rate health care.
It doesn’t matter if you are heading to college
Or headed to the corner to slang rock
Our pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Happiness is a pipe Dream.

Respectability won’t save us.
Don’t think just showing your ID,
Speaking the King’s English,
Letting go of saggy pants and gold fronts,
Is enough to stem the tide of all our spilled blood,

Is enough to prove that our lives matter.

Respectability was never meant to save us.

Only we can stem the tide
By showing up for one another,
Showing out for another,
Loving on ourselves and each other,

Marching, agitating, organizing, and supporting each other.

We’ve always been here and
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

Original piece from writers at Crunk Feminist Collective

Monday, December 15, 2014


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"It doesn’t take many words to tell the truth."
— Sitting Bull


Sunday, December 14, 2014


I Can’t Breathe!!!

The entire world has been put in a chokehold, as we slowly grasp for air, after there were no indictments in the murder of Eric Garner, who died in a July confrontation with the NYPD and Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, who was fatally shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, allegedly with his “Hands Up.”

Yes, it’s a difficult to breathe during times like these.

Matter of fact, it feels like Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall trying to breathe after running a Fly pattern with two cracked ribs and a collapsed lung.
Oh, yes!!
It is difficult to breathe like trying to run a 2-minute offense with a bad case of asthma in Denver, Colorado at Mile High Stadium in December.

And so, while we desperately try to find some oxygen, we, all, become faint and light headed, as the sports world and the political world meet face-to-face, as the smoke from the burning buildings and tear gas from the “Riot police” linger in the atmosphere, which causes all of us to choke.

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”

spike24n-3-webSomeone, anyone, please, offer me mouth to mouth resuscitation. (CPR)
It’s like a scene from Do The Right Thing-Radio Raheem!!!
I Can’t Breathe!!!

Yes, art imitates life!!!

But, for Christ sake….

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”

And, shockingly, as the world watched an innocence man die at the hands of injustice, through a different lens, they viewed the same tragic event with different eyes.

breatheHe is guilty.
He shouldn’t have resisted.
He was a huge man.
I saw a “demon..a hulk..”

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we try to deceive…

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”

After all of this, as an athlete, what do you do, what do you say?

Especially, after “white” commentators continue to describe you as a “BEAST,” “A MONSTER,” and a “HORSE” after a touchdown, a Slam-Dunk, or a vicious tackle.
Do you play or protest?

Or, do you simply remain silent, pretending that the killing of an innocence Black man at the hands of the cops doesn’t affect you and your children because you have a million dollar contract and some colorful Nike shoes.

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”

Seriously, what are you going to do?
Play or Protest?

I mean, the chants are getting louder outside the arena.

“Shut it down; shut it down, Eric Garner, Michael Brown!!”

Are you going to pretend not to hear the cries of the people?

Are you embarrassed? Do you really think you can drown out the voices of the people with your Beats by Dre headphones?

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”

Feel the pressure around your chest….

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”

With over 17, 732 people at the Barclay Center, along with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the duke and duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate-in the audience, what do you do?

I know you are nervous?
Are you afraid you’re going to be fired? Or lose your endorsements?

“I Can’t Breathe!!!”
The chants are getting louder, eating at your conscience.
“No Justice, No Peace!!!”
Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose was bold enough to do it along with the Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush.
Plus, the St.Louis Rams, whose Rams Park is about 8 miles from Ferguson, showed their solidarity to the family of Michael Brown, when Kenny Britt and four other wide receivers posed with their Hands Up during the pre-game intro.

Even some players from the dysfunctional football team in Washington, DC showed that they were down for the “cause” despite not boycotting their own team’s racist nickname.
Time is ticking.

Picture 053You Can’t Ignore It.

And without hesitation, Cleveland Cavs stars Lebron James and Kyrie Irving and several Brooklyn Nets players, including Kevin Garnett, Deron Williams,  Jarrett Jack, and Alan Anderson, bravely displayed their T-shirts with the phrase “I Can’t Breathe” during the pre-game warm-ups, which were the last words spoken by Eric Garner before his unfortunately demise.
And, to be honest, when I saw Lebron James sporting his “I Can’t Breathe” tee-shirt, I felt a “little” “choked-up” as well.
Why? Because, the King has spoken.
Now, the ball is in our court.

Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television, with a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Managing Editor of Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles appear daily along with his controversial cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at lbiass34@yahoo.com or go to www.bobbeethehater.blogspot.com

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

BOBBEE BEE: 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

Since Ferguson, police have killed more than a dozen teenagers, half of them black. Some did nothing more than carry a BB gun.
Michael Brown’s death on August 9 was a nationwide wake-up call to the death-by-cop of young minority men at the hands of law enforcement.

According to data stretching from 1999 to 2011, African Americans have comprised 26 percent of all police-shooting victims. Overall, young African Americans are killed by cops 4.5 times more often than people of other races and ages.

Since Brown’s death, at least 14 other teenagers—at least six of them African-American—have been killed by law enforcement in a variety of circumstances.

Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice wasn’t yet a teenager when he was killed on November 22 in a Cleveland, Ohio park. The 12-year-old boy was shot by a police officer after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun. A call made to police beforehand described Rice as “a guy with a pistol” on a swing set, but said it was “probably fake.”

When officers arrived at the scene, they say Rice reached for his toy, though did not point it at them, prompting a first-year policeman to fire two shots at Rice from a short distance.
On Monday night, as the Brown indictment verdict was announced, a local councilor summed these up without getting tangled in blame and legalities:

"Perhaps, after our analysis, we learn that the police officer really did fear for his life and did everything right under the circumstances,” City Councilman Jeffrey Johnson said at a meeting. “But there is something fundamentally broken in our system when a young man can have a legal BB gun, and by the end of that day be killed by a Cleveland police officer.”

Cameron Tillman

On the evening of September 21, police were called to check on reports of trespassers with weapons going into an abandoned home in Terrebonne, Louisiana. Cameron Tillman, a 14-year-old boy was shot dead on the scene by a sheriff’s deputy. His brother, who was there, said he was shot opening the door and was unarmed, but the police said he was armed and that a gun was recovered near his body. It was later reported that the weapon was a BB gun that appeared to be a .45-caliber pistol. The cop was not named, but was identified as an African-American veteran of the division with no prior infractions.
VonDerrit Myers Jr.

VonDerrit Myers Jr. was shot in the head in early October not far from where Michael Brown died two months earlier. The 18-year-old was shot six or seven times in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis after an off-duty police officer fired at him 17 times.

Police say Myers charged at the identified as Jason Flanery, a 32-year-old white patrolman.
policeman, they wrestled, and then he shot at least three bullets before his gun jammed.

Myers had been out on bail in a gun case, but his family claimed he was unarmed and holding only a sandwich in his hand.

That night, a crowd of 300 gathered at the scene, and violence broke out: gunshots echoed and police vehicles were damaged.

Laquan McDonald

After a tire-puncturing spree in late October, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald wasshot dead by a police officer in Chicago. Officers reported to a call about someone breaking into cars in the Archer Heights neighborhood. The teen refused to drop his knife, according to officers, fixed them with “a 100-yard stare,” and walked toward them. That’s when a cop fired at McDonald, killing him.

Carey Smith-Viramontes

Few details have been revealed about the shooting of an 18-year-old girl in Long Beach, California last week. Officers were responding to a report of a missing juvenile girl, and found her in the house of Carey Smith-Viramontes.

According to police, Smith-Viramontes was armed with a knife and was shot dead by an officer on the scene.

Jeffrey Holden

An 18-year-old was killed by police officers after opening fire on a cop with two guns in Kansas City in late October. Jeffrey Holden had reportedly been shooting at houses and passersby before the authorities arrived at the scene. he was listed as a missing person and had two outstanding warrants.

Qusean Whitten

Two armed robbers were killed after holding up a Dollar General Store in Columbus, Ohio in October. Eighteen-year-old Qusean Whitten had jumped from the car he was using to flee the scene and started running when police opened fire.

Miguel Benton

In early October, 19-year-old Miguel Benton managed to steal an officer’s gun and shoot him twice.

Two cops were transporting Benton and another inmate to jail on drug and robbery charges in Georgia when the incident occurred.

Another officer shot and killed Benton.

Dillon McGee

Eighteen-year-old Dillon McGee of Jackson, Tennessee, died after being shot by police officers who claim he was attempting to run them over in a car.

On September 26, officers were targeted after approaching a car, driven by McGee, and fired at the driver. McGee was the father of a one-month-old son.

Levi Weaver

A man welding a baseball bat and a kitchen knife lunged at police officers in his home in Georgia, and was fatally shot in late September.

According to the sheriff, 18-year-old Levi Weaver begged the officer to shoot him, and then leapt at him. The officer shot Weaver twice.

Karen Cifuentes

A 19-year-old woman was killed in September after an undercover police watched a drug deal go down in Oklahoma City.

One of the suspects got in a car driven by Karen Cifuentes and took off, apparently hitting one of the officers who fired then opened fire and killed her.

Sergio Ramos

In August, an 18-year-old was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer after a car crash in a parking lot near a Walmart store.

According to police, Sergio Ramos had just robbed a killed an associate when he was confronted by an off-duty cop, reached for the gun in his shorts, and was shot multiple times.

Roshad McIntosh

Some 500 anti-police protesters took to Chicago’s streets after a 19-year-old man’s death at the hands of police.

On August 24, Roshad McIntosh was being questioned by cops when he began running. Police say he pulled a gun on them, but his family claimed that McIntosh was kneeling on the ground with his hands in the air.

Nearly a month later, his mother brought another protest to city hall, demanding answers in her son’s killing.

Diana Showman

A mentally ill woman brandishing a power drill was shot dead by an officer after she called 911 and told San Jose dispatchers she had an Uzi. Diana Showman, 19, had come out of her house, ignored demands to put down the weapon, and was shot once. Showman’s parents criticized the officer’s response, saying that the police needed to be better equip to handle mental health issues.

Monday, December 01, 2014


“It's time for the President or the Attorney General to declare a state of emergency.”
In reaction to the white supremacist grand jury decision that exonerated slave patroller cum police officer Darren Wilson for his shooting and killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, on December 1st, the Hands-Up Coalition DC will commence sustained demonstrations in front of the Department of Justice.

The entire grand jury process was abused from day one in this case. The system is anti-black, the policies are anti-black, shooting first and asking questions later is anti-black and slandering slain black men and women in choreographed leaks to the press after these people are dead and can no longer speak for themselves is anti-black.

The Hands Up Coalition DC calls on Attorney General Eric Holder to stand with the people of
Ferguson—and every other community in the United States where a communique white police routinely slaughter black citizens—and intervene in this case. The local DA in Missouri hid behind the grand jury so he wouldn't have to face political consequences. It's time for the President or the Attorney General to declare a state of emergency: not because of what the citizens of Ferguson may do, but rather, based on the demonstrated assault the police department has waged against Ferguson citizens for decades.

A communique released earlier this week by the young people of Ferguson made clear that they are not asking for Officer Wilson to be killed, or to be shot and left in the street, or to be lynched. Rather, they are asking that a white police officer, who shot an unarmed black teen in front of witnesses be brought to trial in a system that was created and is maintained daily to provide justice. They want Officer Wilson brought into that system—not shielded from it by the grand jury.
The Coalition, standing in solidarity with #FergusonAction, has adopted the following demands:
1. The demilitarization of local law enforcement across the country.

 Strict limits on the transfer and use of military equipment to local law enforcement and the adoption of the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act of 2014. The federal government should discontinue the supply of military weaponry and equipment to and immediately demilitarize local law enforcement, including eliminating the use of military technology and equipment.
2. A comprehensive review of systemic abuses by local police departments, including publication of data on racially biased policing and the development of best practices.
 A comprehensive review by the Department of Justice into systematic abuses by police departments and the development of specific use of force standards and accompanying recommendations for police training, community involvement and oversight strategies and standards for independent investigatory/disciplinary mechanisms when excessive force is used.

These standards must include a Department of Justice review trigger when continued excessive use of force occurs. A comprehensive federal review of police departments' data collection practices and the development of a new comprehensive data collection system that allows for annual reporting of data on the rates of stops, frisks, searches, summonses and arrests by race, age, and gender. These standards must also include a DOJ review trigger when departments continue discriminatory policing practices.
  1. Repurposing of law enforcement funds to support community based alternatives to incarceration and the conditioning of DOJ funding on the ending of discriminatory policing and the adoption of DOJ Best Practices.

     The repurposing of DOJ funds to create grants that the support and implementation community oversight mechanisms and community based alternatives to law enforcement and incarceration—including community boards/commissions, restorative justice practices, amnesty programs to clear open warrants, and know-your-rights-education conducted by community members.  The development of a DOJ policy to withhold funds from local police departments who engage in discriminatory policing practices and conditioning of federal grant funds on the adoption of recommended DOJ trainings, community involvement and oversight strategies, standards for use of force and for independent investigatory/disciplinary mechanisms.
  2. Congressional hearings to investigating the criminalization of communities of color, racial profiling, police abuses and torture by law enforcement.
     Congressional hearings to investigate the criminalization of communities of color and systemic law enforcement discriminatory profiling and other abuses, especially at the local level—including an examination of the systemic structures and institutional practices. The hearings will explore how to elevate the experiences and voices of those most impacted. Congressional hearings will allow for a continuation of the national discussion about police abuse and its underlying causes.
  3. Support the passage of the End Racial Profiling Act.
      Support for the passage of the End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) codifying the prohibition of the use of profiling on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or religion by law enforcement agencies.
  4. The Obama Administration develops, legislates and enacts a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice.
     The development and enactment of a Plan of Action for Racial Justice by the Obama Administration. The 'Plan' should be a comprehensive in addressing persistent and ongoing forms of racial discrimination and disparities that exist in nearly every sphere of life, including: criminal justice, employment, housing, education, health, land/property, voting, poverty and immigration. The Plan would set concrete targets for achieving racial equality and reducing racial disparities and create new tools for holding government accountable to meeting targets.

 The Hands Up Coalition DC encourages everyone concerned about police brutality, mass incarceration and justice denied to black communities terrorized by modern day Slave Patrols disguised as police officers to join the national text network. Text "HANDSUP" to 90975. This will enroll people in a nationwide database to be engaged in future mobilizations.
#DCFerguson Movement led a march and rally “the day after” the grand jury verdict in response to the unjust verdict at Mt. Vernon Square Park in Washington, DC.
We need for everyone to participate in the demonstrations in front of the Department of Justice starting December 1st or find a demonstration or rally in your area.
Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo is the author of No FEAR: A Whistleblowers Triumph over Corruption and Retaliation at the EPA, that is available through amazon.com. Dr. Coleman-Adebayo worked at the EPA for 18 years and blew the whistle on a US multinational corporation that endangered vanadium mine workers. Marsha's successful lawsuit led to the introduction and passage of the first civil rights and whistleblower law of the 21st century: the Notification of Federal Employees Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act). She is Director of Transparency and Accountability for the Green Shadow Cabinet, serves on the Advisory Board of ExposeFacts.com., and coordinates the DC-based Hands-Up Coalition. www.marshacoleman-adebayo.com.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

BOBBEE BEE:Thanksgiving Touchdowns: From Columbus, Cowboys and Redskins

by Eric D.Graham

NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)—Every year, we engage in the European cult ritual known as Thanksgiving.

Not surprisingly, the NFL promotes this holiday with its Thanksgiving Classic, which is a series of games played during the Thanksgiving holiday since the league’s inception in 1920.

This year’s game, however, had a little more meaning.

Why? Because, while we were eating Turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce, the Dallas Cowboys played the Washington Redskins, which highlighted rookie sensation Robert Griffin III aganist Tony Romo..

Yes, the classic battle between Cowboys versus Indians, which is the premise of American’s violent culture, was showcased during this year’s so-called Thanksgiving Classic.

Plus, let’s not forget that psychologically the Dallas Cowboys are considered America’s team.
Believe me, this is not a coincidence.

And as much as I love a good conspiracy theory, this, however, is the reality of this sad situation. (Read my article I am dreaming of an all-white Christmas and an all-white team on BASN)

Yes, this so-called Thanksgiving classic, should have been called a game of genocide.

Why? Because, symbolically and subconsciously it represents the psyche reenactment of the American Holocaust, in which over 19 million Indigenous people were exterminated.

Good Indian; Dead Indian 

Remember, US Army General Phillip Sheridan said, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.”

This, however, wasn’t only Sheridan’s philosophy.

It was also the military strategy of the United States government, in which Thomas Jefferson was also an advocate of and openly admitted with his own words.

“They [Europeans] are nations of eternal war. All their energies are expended in the destruction of labor, property and lives of their people.”

Some people, however, might not see it that way.

But the truth, is the truth.

According to Dr.Tinga Apidta’s book The Hidden History of Massachusetts: A Guide for Black Folks,

Governor Joseph Dudley declared in 1704 a “General Thanksgiving”-not in celebration of the brotherhood of man-but for [God's] infinite Goodness to extend His Favors…In defeating and disappointing… the Expeditions of the Enemy [Indians] against us, And the good Success given us against them, by delivering so many of them into our hands…

Old-fashioned fable

Comedian Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, tried to make lite of the Day of Mourning for the Ingenious people by joking, I celebrate Thanksgiving an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.”

Unfortunately, despite Stewart’s attempt to be funny, this was the real history of Thanksgiving, even though we continue believing in the fairy tale rendition of Pilgrims and Indians holding hands and praying together.

Why? Because, there is nothing hilarious about the Holocaust involving the death of 19 million First Nation people, through the methods of constant warfare, chemical warfare through smallpox filled blankets, disease, sterilization, the 1830 Indian Removal, assimilation through education, the slaughter of the Buffalo, colonization, starvation, and reservation.

The myth and the massacre

Despite all of this, every year through out America, elementary school teachers continue to dress up little children in these stupid black Pilgrims costumes with those big buckled shoes and place feathers on their innocent little heads as if it was a made for Disney movie version of Pocahontas and John Smith, while sitting down for a big dinner, singing “One Little, Two Little Indians” with a table filled with pumpkin pies and cranberry.

Glen Ford, the Executive editor of Black Agenda Report, wrote an excellent article entitled The end of Thanksgiving:A Cause for Universal Rejoicing which brilliantly dissembled this myth, which has become apart of the so-called American dream and lexicon.

The fable (of Thanksgiving) attempts to glorify the indefensible, to enshrine an era and mission that represent the nation’s lowest moral denominators. Thanksgiving as framed in the mythology is, consequently, a drag on that which is potentially civilizing in the national character, a crippling, atavistic deformity. Defenders of the holiday will claim that the politically-corrected children’s version promotes brotherhood, but that is an impossibility – a bald excuse to prolong the worship of colonial “forefathers” and to erase the crimes they committed. Those bastards burned the Pequot women and children, and ushered in the multinational business of slavery. These are facts. The myth is an insidious diversion – and worse.

Ford was correct with assessment of this holiday which we shamefully celebrate as a day of thanks.

Why? Because there were no turkey, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie served on that day but there were about 700 Pequot Indians slaughtered and killed by a savage group of

William Bradford, who was the former Governor of Plymouth at that time, chronicled the event by giving his first hand account of the great massacre of 1637 that marked the beginning of what we know as Thanksgiving today:

Those that escaped the fire were slain with the sword; some hewed to pieces, others run through with their rapiers, so that they were quickly dispatched and very few escaped. It was conceived they thus destroyed about 400 at this time. It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire…horrible was the stink and scent thereof, but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave the prayers thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them, thus to enclose their enemies in their hands, and give them so speedy a victory over so proud and insulting an enemy.”

Shockingly, this day of mass murderer was proclaimed by Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts as a day of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day, as a national celebration, in fact, was originally called for by George Washington, who was a slave owner and made a regular holiday later by Abraham Lincoln, who some considered a white suprmacist, right before he signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, which did not free the slaves, when he assigned the fourth Thursday in November as the day of celebration. (Read my previous article on BASN entitled: The Political Football: Secession, Lincoln, and Obama)

The sacred made shameful

Unfortunately, we have forgotten the true history of this day, in order to applaud touchdowns, missed field goals, and bobbled snaps.

We have, in fact, rejected the natural and embraced the unnatural.

We have shamefully accepted the killing of beautiful people, the theft of beautiful lands, the contamination of beautiful oceans and the pollution of sacred skies in order to foolishly celebrate the festivities of a football game.

Matter of fact, we have reduced a sacred people into a few racists mascots and lousy logos like the
Cleveland Indians’Chief Wahoo and the Washington Redskins.

We sadly mock them by participation in Towahawk chops and chants during Atlanta Braves baseball games and Florida Seminoles football games, while some insensitive sports reporters write headlines like the Seminoles massacred the Gators.

This is, however shear insanity being paraded in front of the world to see.

Seriously, celebrating Thanksgiving is like Germany having a day of celebration for the Holocaust.

Let’s not forget that according to author John Toland’s The Autobiography of Adolph Hitler, Hitler’s concept of concentration camps as well as the practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English and United States history.

The North American Indian holocaust was also studied by South Africa for their apartheid program.


And even though, we would like to cover our eyes to this bloody truth, and live in denial, we must as Princeton professor Dr Cornel West stated ” must always view the world through the lens of what took place on 1492….”

And if 1492 is our historical reference point, …”when Columbus sailed the ocean blue” in the NiZa, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, which would eventually be utilized as slave ships, we can’t forget the genocide of the Ingenious people, with eventually led to the African slave trade.

Therefore, in dispelling the myth of Thanksgiving, we also must shatter the myth of Christopher Columbus as well.

First of all, we must realize that Christopher Columbus never set foot in what is North America, or the United States. Matter of fact, Norwegian settlers preceded his arrival in America by some five hundred years. Second, instead of referring to him as an explorer, we should call him an exploiter, a gold digger, a mass murderous missionary, and a slave trader.

Honestly, in his quest to find India in the Caribbean, he mistaken called the inhabiants of Hispanola, now modern day Haiti, Indians, while thinking Cuba was Japan.

Christopher Columbus

Historian Dr.John Henrik Clark remained us that when Christopher Colon set foot on Samana Cay, in the Bahamian Islands, he, in fact, set in motion western racism, colonization, mis-education, distorted history, and the bogus concept of the chosen people through a Manifest Destiny philosophy, which promoted the divine white right to conquer, kill, and Christianized another people .

“In his mind, it was enslavement from the very beginning.” Clarke said.” His intention were not good.

Evidence of Columbus’s evil intentions were written in a letter to Spain’s Queen Isabella, when he wrote:

We can send from here, in the name of the Holy Trinity, all the slaves and Brazil wood which could be sold.”

Plus, he added these words, to remove all doubt about his intentions.

“We shall take you and your wives, and your children, and shall make slaves of them, and we shall take away your goods, and shall do you all the mischief and damage that we can, and we protest that the deaths and losses which shall accrue from this are your fault .”

With that in mind, consider the fact that with Columbus’ arrival to the New World, who himself, was a professional slave trader,he along with his Spanish conquistadors killed up 5 million Tainos, whom were mis-named “Indians” in the Caribbean, within three years, according to primary historian of the Colombian era and Catholic priest Father Bartolome’de las Casas, who was an eye-witness to the destruction. De las Casas, in fact, wrote about it in his multi-volume “History of the Indies,” which was published in 1875.

(The Spaniards) “thought nothing of knifing Indians by tens and twenties and of cutting slices off them to test the sharpness of their blades. They forced their way into native settlements, slaughtering everyone they found there, including small children, old men, pregnant women, and even women who had just given birth. They hacked them to pieces, slicing open their bellies with their swords as though they were sheep herded into a pen. They even laid wagers on whether they could manage to slice a man in two at a stroke, or cut an individual’s head from his body, or disembowel him with a single blow of their axes. They grabbed suckling infants by the feet and, ripping them from their mothers’ breasts, dashed them headlong against the rocks. Others, laughing and joking all the while, threw them over their shoulders into a river, shouting: ‘Wriggle, you little perisher.’ They slaughtered anyone on their path …”

Nothing worth celebrating

Despite these horrible facts, the United States of America still considers him to be a American hero worthy of celebration and praise.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, however, doesn’t think so.

There’s nothing to celebrate,” said the Venezuelan president, who in 2002 signed a decree to change the name of its Oct.12 Columbus Day to the Day of Indigenous Resistance.

“They executed an aboriginal every 10 minutes – the biggest genocide  registered in history”
Columbus Day, which was made a federal holiday in 1971, in fact, is one of only two holidays to honor a person by name, the other of course is Martin Luther King Jr.

Not surprisingly, in a speech in 1989, President George Bush proclaimed:

“Christopher Columbus not only opened the door to a New World, but also set an example for us all by showing what monumental feats can be accomplished through perseverance and faith.”

These words alone from the former President of the United States should put to rest all of this “New World Order” talk, because it is actually an Old World Order, which the West have been practicing since they came in contact with the First Nation People of the earth.

Records and recorded history

So, regardless, of how much we celebrate the laser precision passes thrown by Washington’s QB RGIII during their 38-31 victory against America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, or how tender the turkey was, or how many times Tim Tebow is seen bending on one knee, we must keep the true meaning of this day always in our mines. (Read my previous article Testing the Testimony of Tebowism on BASN)

Why? Because, originally, football wasn’t America’s favorite sport.

It was the hunting and killing of “Indians”

And as a famous football coach once said, “You are, what your record says you are.”