It was rather shocking when it was recently revealed that California Senator Dianne Feinstein, in possession of THE now infamous letter by Christine Blasey Ford – decided to hold on to and suppress the contents of the letter, regarding allegations of a 1982 incident, involving criminal activities by then, 17 year old Brett Kavanaugh!  This cultural double-standard was never more stark than it came to represent on a day recently (Monday – September 17, 2018), in which I was criminally profiled and ordered to leave a local convenience store, because – in the words of the clerk, I was making her feel uncomfortable!  Not because of my behavior, nor anything I said, but rather, because of who I AM – an African-American male, doing what typically is done, at the end of period before the lottery period draws to a close and the lottery machine cuts off, pending the eventual drawing of the winning numbers for the evening cycle.

At first, I was stunned, to the point of bewilderment – then I was insulted, at the thought of me –  the most non-criminal, inconspicuous, non-threatening individual one could hope to find – was not just being accused, but profiled no less, by a woman – herself African-American – of representing a threat to a store, in which I regularly frequent, spend money in and then, seemingly, appearing to be poised to rob the place!!!

I guess it didn’t dawn on her (the hysterically-minded clerk) that there were surveillance cameras inside the store, in and around all the stores around IT, making the thought of doing something as foolish and just plain dumb as that!  Not to mention that the (Kentwood) police department headquarters was less than two miles away and I was carrying a ton of books, papers and grocery items on my person!!!

The offensive nature of such an indictment is literally beyond mind-boggling, and yet, the tie-in to the above story, where a White patron entering the store while I was there drew no such attention, nor suspicion, by either of the attending clerks, making the actions of the White patron – similar to the presence and level of presumed threat as that of Bret Kavanaugh, possession of beer and (potentially) other mind altering substances (with that being the affluent East-coast  suburbs of the early 1980’s), drawing no hint of possible unease among any of the partying-going teens, to take heed and beware that an assault could be eminent, in light of the history of affluent, White, well-to-do suburbanites!

These are circumstances which usually occur in ghetto neighborhoods, where the potential, as was presumed, the hazards are much more conceivable, in either the case of a sexual assault or a potential (armed) robbery, as with the threat – presumably, I posed, by my innocent presence, at this convenience store at 44th street and Breton Avenue – in broad daylight no less!!!

The point I aim to draw here, is the juxtaposition of my culture and color being perceived as threatening, although I have never – EVER even thought of committing such an barbarically brutal and menacing act, yet, in light of the circumstances, the presumed innocence of those belonging to the culture of the elite, gentile, neighborhoods of south-east Grand Rapids, presume that someone of my class and culture waltzes around town, threatening the citizenry at will, without regard for the safety nor consequences of my actions.

Meanwhile, the life of Ms Blasey-Ford is forever damaged, as is my reputation, by some reckless accusation, in which I could have been jailed, or much worse, by the simple, thoughtless – mindless, though casual accusation of my making those clerks feel threatened merely by my presence – although I did NOTHING even remotely threatening.

It must be mentioned that it was the early 1980’s in which mere suspicion got innocent non-Whites jailed and/or worse, just on the basis of ordinary, innocent suspicion.  But it’s telling the atmosphere we’ve grown up in this nation, in which a drug culture, and a criminal culture have become intertwined to such a degree that there is no longer any way to psychically-separate them – by race, by class or by culture, while the predominant cultural proportion of our citizenry, can behave as they please, at will, without fear of consequences.  And in such instances, the nations’ jails have gotten to the point of overflowing, simply because of suspicion, accusation, and profiling, of non-criminal, innocent, law-abiding citizens.

The Me Too movement gradually transformed into what it has become, due to the hostilities and abuses by the segment of society in which those who perceive themselves as entitled behave without regard to the safety and security of their fellow citizens.  As a consequence, the imbalance which has been cultivated as a result, has made victims of us all, subsequently.

This is a seminal moment in out nations’ history, for many reasons – the least of which involve the commotion surrounding the growing furor over the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.  Our nation has a lot of growing up and maturing to do, before we can honestly claim to hold the truths of our heritage, honestly and faithfully in the spirit of the principles of which our nations’ was founded upon.  But it will take a growing up and a maturing at the upper most leadership levels if we hope to make this a true and honest reality…

It’s hard to make sense a common commodity, even in an age where ‘intelligence’ is supposed to be ingrained within our civic cultural systems, but here we are…  With leadership a flailing, out-of-control mess, where the headlines read like a sleazy tabloid and in trying to keep one’s mind affixed on law and order, those charged with keeping that law orderly, keeping real criminals in check and ensuring that the law abiding receive protectionNOT persecution or at the mercy of the lawless ( in whatever form they reveal themselves), America has fallen to a place that would be unrecognizable to its founders or civil societal authors…

In the time since we’ve been out of step with the criminal element which has taken over our government and society, we don’t seem to have a clue that the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, even the Federalist Papers, offer up all the guidance we would hope to need, in making sense of what to do in situations, even moments like this and we’re left with only prayer and patience, as to what comes next…

Stay tuned –

As I was waiting the bus (Route 44 of the RAPID Bus line, in route to the Kentwood library), at 11:56 am, the bus itself was being stalked by an official government vehicle, a Kent County Animal Control vehicle, the realization came to me that this petty game that my enemies have been playing for several years now, is coming to a climax point.  And just like the current outrage over sexual harassment and assault against women, nationally, the assaults against Black men is no less pervasive – and is even more so, in curtailing our ability to work, conduct peaceable lives and simply be left alone – as is our legal rights as Americans…  That is, if we were ever considered American in the first place…

Since I posted my most previous essay, on this blog, I’ve noticed a considerable curtailment, but a likewise escalation, in the police presence, both on the streets and on this particular computer network, concurrently, which can only be explained by my movements and activities being illegally surveilled, for NO JUSTIFYABLE REASON whatever.  And being a male of color, it should come as no surprise, all told, but as an innocent, law-abiding, completely non-criminal, middle-aged African-American male – who is THE primary target of law enforcement – whether having committed a crime or are, in my case, completely crime-free!!!

The logic is impossible to reconcile – thus the intimidation and repressive activities of the supposed law enforcement community taking issue with me, for no other reason than my political and ideological beliefs – as well as my color are the same insanity of which America has operated on since its inception in 1776.

Going this far, it seems completely irrational that I should be targeted in such a manner, but obviously, a factor of great fear is at the root of the initiative to be so bold and flagrant as to be so open with such levels of repressions – in spite of laws to the contrary.  I can’t be the only one and am putting this out now, in an effort to ensure that the call goes out to anyone reading, to be sure to issue this immediately, to create as great a ruckus as possible, to put this front and center, as an issue that the nation must deal with, with all the immediacy of the national emergency that it is…

I shouldn’t be so naive as to assume that what I write and post to this blog is open-source material, and is completely unobstructed and is being published in a completely unhindered manner as befits a free, open and democratic society as is suppose to be the case here in the United States of America!

The fact that the computer network has been spiked by the police, is outrageous, as the library network administrator (Kurt Stevens), is scrambling to figure out what’s going on, is an illegality in itself and an outrage, for the fact that in an effort to thwart crime, the police are directly engaged in criminal behaviors against law-abiding, non-criminal Americans!  The local County representative that I’ve contacted has yet to return my call to see what it is I’m talking about here, but if he were so inclined, he would already know that I have pictures, video and other documentation, to more validate that this is in fact, a case straight out of the jim crow-era indignations, where Black men – for no other reason than using their initiative and intelligence, to become and display a civic intelligence, thinking in a proactive, forward and progressive manner and move in the only way they know how – create civic awareness to the injustices employed to repress and terrorize the non-White community, when threatened – by truth

One thing that I’ve realized is the fact that coming into this facility (the Kentwood Public Library) or any other public library for that matter, the Michigan employment offices’ computer lab, or any other public place where I’m able to post to my blog site, I suffer immeasurable obstructions and all sorts of bizarre physical sensations…  But


The realization of being persecuted because of ones race and culture and color seems an impossibility in modern-day America, but this is the legacy of a racist, sexist, intolerant nation, which never realized the values that the liberty of diversity assigns to a Democracy such as ours – here in America

Oddly enough, these were the exact values which were at stake during the last national election, in November of 2016.  The excitement of hearing someone telling off those others – those uppity women, those crime-ridden Blacks, those illegal and criminally oriented Latino’s and other foreigners, overrunning our borders, by way of their wealth-entitlement and White-male privileged expressions, left no room for those of us who believed in the reality of what America was supposed to be – from its conception.

As I embarked upon my day, I was met not two blocks from home (or where I’m being given shelter currently, due to where I am, according to the title of this essay), and for the duration, by Kentwood Police cruisers – stalking my every movement.  If not from a remote distance, by way of paid informants, as well as military contractors, operating within out nations’ borders, against law-abiding citizens – such as myself, for instance!

Why else would there be such a massive police and security presence surrounding me at every turn?  What is it about me that makes me appear dangerous or some sort of public menace, such as those in law enforcement, or those in the business community, who routinely victimize, brutalize and exploit all those others who are not white and male.  We all know the stories by now, as if they are not populating the national and global headlines…  Issues which were supposed to be corrected and resolved as of 8 – 9 years ago, but left to fester and become worse over time, until we have the world as we now know it!

The brutality, the savagery, the hatred that has overwhelmed the entire world, has come full circle and instead of being exacted against foreigners in some remote, far-away land, it has now come home to terrify Americans, for no other reason than to force us into complacency, submission and conformity.  In fact, as I type this here at the public library (which, coincidentally, is right next door to the Kentwood Police station), I am being monitor and surveilled – ILLEGALLY – not for anything criminal, but rather, for having the audacity to speak (and WRITE) truthfully, about my experiences, of being illegally infringed upon in my public and private person, making my life as difficult as possible, in forcing me to cease and desist and forget all that I’ve learned about the reality of the America that has failed to yet accept the edicts and commandments of our nations Constitution, Bill of Rights, laws and standards, of which we all are obligated to live by.

Getting back to my journey to the library, by law, to be placed under surveillance, is an act that is supposed to be authorized by court order (see NSA Spying on Americans Is Illegal – found at the ACLU site – https://www.aclu.org/other/nsa-spying-americans-illegal…), which explains who is covered and what the standards are to be, in cases that actual illegalities warrant placing and keeping an American citizen under continual, round-the-clock surveillance.  As this has been an on-going, continual practice for the last 5 to 7 years, and I have done nothing to illicit the attention of law-enforcement EVER in my life, I can only surmise that my activities here on these blog pages are what have designated me as worthy of being eligible for such illegal, warrantless spying.  But it doesn’t end there: I have to buy food every day, as to ensure that if my home is illegally entered (by… the police, contractors or paid informants…), who have, in the past, tainted my food and beverages, with drugs which reduce and hamper my mental processes and functions; that my bodily functions are being manipulated, to the point that even though I have not drank very much liquid today, I am running to the restroom continually – here at the library (of which I’ve documented intently), far more than I would or do any other time, in any other place; the fact that I am not able to enjoy the privacy I’m guaranteed – Constitutionally – is an outrage and offense to my citizenship status – meaning that at a whim, my rights are inhibited – all because I refuse to live as a second or third class citizen – for no other reason than the fact that I am non-White!!!

Conditions Of Submissions

What has occurred over the last two decades is in fact, stunning!  There’s no way to account for what truly happened on September 11, 2001, but in fact, voicing public skepticism is reason enough to infringe upon my daily activities, enough and even up to denial of my right to an education, a viable occupation and freedom from being drugged with substances which cause a loss of my cognitive abilities.  But this is what has occurred in the years of expressing rational and quite public doubt over the circumstances surrounding September 11, 2001.

My ability to ascertain what is reasonable and/or not, is a learned, developed intellectual endeavor, of which many Americans obviously lack.  I want to place blame on former President Obama for the state of the nation and how corrupt our law enforcement apperati have developed, but it is much bigger than one person, president or administrative term.  We must remember that the nation failed to become the America our Constitution and subsequent laws had mandated.  The fact that in here, now – 2017 – an American of color, is inhibited and restricted from thinking, speaking and sharing knowledge – openly – with fellow Americans, is the real tragedy of our national being and life!  As such, my inability to behave as white people in authority, feel I should is the continuum of injustice that forces me to keep my on-line identity secret and continually watch what I say in public.

It is dreadful to imagine that at this moment in time – in America’s 241 year – that we ALL are still thinking in 18th century terms, modes and methods!!!  That in spite of the number of years our Constitution has been in effect, some Americans still desire that the wealthy own the power of law and order and the ownership of society and governance by their mandate alone!  And as such, those in law enforcement are the sole enforcers of just such mandates and no debate will be necessary!!!

This is the undercurrent of the hatred of the Clinton’s.  This is the focus of the campaign since day one, of the war on women.  And of course, being competitors for the attention of the nation’s women – Black, White and all colors and hues in between – this is the greatest sin of the Black man, especially in that he even give a hint that he think and believe and speak with independence and autonomy!!!  Sports, proving only a slight measure of a Black mans proficiencies, these are what create such terror in the minds and hearts of White men – not white people – but White men specifically and it’s outrageous that in the 21st century, non-Whites dare not breath this very reality.

What is the answer?  What is the solution to the very real terror that we harbor for one another, which causes so much animosity, fear and dread, to overcome our reason?  There are… how many tens of thousands of Black men incarcerated unjustly, and how many more targeted for the same – or worse – simply because of their color, their intelligence, their very potential?  What does it mean that in this modest , simple little library, I elicit such menace among those no more than 200 yards away, as they monitor and spy – illegally no less – on these words that I type, as opposed to taking time out of the days in their lives, to contribute to the wellbeing of someone of color, in the advance of making the world alittle better – just by some small measure?  They, of course, would face resistance, initially, but only because it is their hostility, intolerance and annoyance that children of color – male children especially – see almost exclusively, but this is not TV, nor is it some make-believe, fictional story – this is REAL LIFE, lived by REAL HUMAN BEINGS and if we want a change, we must do like the masses of people did in Virginia, land Georgia and in other states that endeavor to undo what was obviously an error of thinking by so many Americans in November of 2016, by electing a president who lacks so much as the simple skills of civility and consideration for another person and put into elective office those who know what intricacies are involved in the governance of an entire nation and what is actually involved in the global leadership that we – as Americans – have inherited, going forward!!!

As a nation, we have much to contemplate, as we confront situation such as are expressed here in this essay.  There is a reason I haven’t been present these last few years and THIS is why…

And just so it’s understood, the irregular, corrupted way of the image here is strictly due to my page being overtaken by the police presence being injected into the final draft here.  No matter the time take to try and correct it, I’ve been unsuccessful and and even as I type and have been typing for years, I can’t seem to create a pristine page, without error!!!  I will leave it as is and allow you to judge for yourself, the ominous forces continually at play in the lives of innocent, law-abiding people of color…

In his very first year in office, President Barack Hussein Obama had the supreme opportunity to change the world to a place unlike anything we’d seen or known since 10 years previous. The 2008 Depression and the phenomenon of massive job losses, along with the meltdown of the nation’s three leading car manufacturers, the investment and banking sectors, the slide in education standards and quality, the escalating degradation of the global Environment, the twin wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the strain and isolation from our historical, as well as our newest (well, before the Republican conservative administration of 2001) cadre of allies, along with the prospects presented by the Democratization movements in Tunisia, Egypt and cross the whole of the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and across Asia, all presented a coalescence of fortuitous consequences that would have been more than enough to keep a President of Mr. Obama’s intellect and perspective, occupied and engaged in the efforts of instituting the very best in Liberal/Progressive initiatives to again, save the world from yet another Republican-engineered Civic Societal catastrophe.

For some reason, President Obama, after coming into office in 2009, saw himself as someone other than the Liberal candidate-now President, than he campaigned as! Doing a top-to-bottom executive policy review would have been the first order of business – even before he stepped a foot into the Oval Office. That way, he would have foreseen the ensnarement-laden terrain of his disasterburdened inheritance that needed to be immediately dispatched, as it was a generation before, when President Bill Clinton was bequeathed the exact same duplicated circumstances upon taking office in 1993, and knowing that history, understood the imperative of quick, decisive action – as too, was the case 16 years before.

Time Warp To Nowhere And No One To Guide US!

Instead, the advisors surrounding the new President seemed at awe of the situation and sought to serve themselves, instead of the nation, giving the worst advise in pressing the new President who, carrying the burden not only of the worst circumstances of administrative transference of the American Executive, in over 80 years, but also the additional burden of being the very first African-American President in the nation’s history, confronting a nation still not at ease with the myriad of issues surrounding race, class, power and patriarchy, at a personal, as well as institutional levels.

The previous administration chose to toe the status quo line on every issue, thereby creating a series of disasterous outcomes that would damn the nation to comprehensive quagmire of unprecedented proportions. It was the neo-con theorem that by becoming the ultimate anti-Clinton enduring precept, that they would eventually out-perform the successes garnered by the Clinton administration! That by going against all the concepts, principles, initiatives, all of which were in fact, Constitution-based imperatives by which the Clinton administration had grounded itself, Clinton’s conservative Republican administration successors saw it as somehow magically achieving amazing, never before seen results of a different kind, than doing the groundwork, laying a solid foundation and relying on the expertise of those experienced in the art of state-craft, to fashion a world conducive to across-the-board prosperity, peace and a coordinated citizen-government interactive that could be replicated in any nation across planet, in any socio/political and economic prior circumstance.

What would happen instead, was a complete and utter disaster, based on fanciful, non-reality and fact-less centered inclinations that, while tried by every Republican President since Herbert Hoover (with the exception of President Dwight D. Eisenhower), all ending in complete and utter failure, President Obama failed to see the urgency of departing immediately from the course that had been lain as a well-concealed trap, for his administration to stumble and bumble through, in the first four years.

Enlightenment, Elections And The Consequences Of Obliviousness

The urgency surrounding ending the wars and the economic Depression of 2008 were at a crisis level all their own. Couple that with the PTSD-overload stressing the majority of American citizens and we see that the crushing disorientation of the 2001-2009 historical period was one of avoidable distress, heartache and devastation, caused by the single act of voting out of ignorance, instead of informed enlightenment. Those many millions of American’s who voted for Republican’s to this day, still don’t understand what they’ve done to their country, even as they watch it burn in parts, making no impact on their knowing or understanding, they saw clearly what had transpired, what the consequences were, but were still wholly unprepared as of 2010.

Meanwhile, the same game began to play out leading up to the 2010 Mid Term elections, as Republicans and the corporate media, began spinning wildly, tales of greatness, monumental achievements and over-blown assertions of wealth and prosperity for every American that this administration (of President Obama) could not and would not deliver. Yet, and while there were no facts, no history nor any supporting evidence, American either stayed away from the polls, or showed up, voting for the wrong ideological foundations, resulting in prolonged agony and suffering that would continue far longer than rationally acceptable.

Forgotten now, was just how combative, dysfunctional and remote was the conservative Republican administration of the last decade and how it contrasted with the self-secure, open, accessible and self-confident the Clinton administration was, and how we, as their confidants, were never out of the loop or left to fear whether or not we selected the right person for the job as President and if he was representing some or all of the American people, at any given time. This was the insecurity of the Bush II administration and one that would manifest itself time after time, during those years of uncertainty and disaster.

But how we could know any different is anyone guess. We were told, in typical Republican fashion, that all we had to do is trust them, that they would be tough on our enemies, never mentioning that they would be hard at work creating enemies in the meantime, to endanger us. That we would have jobs and prosperity and to trust their economic which would first, enrich the wealthy and then, by virtue of their kindness and beneficence, would trickle down a share to the rest of us, never explaining that human nature being what it is, we didn’t have to bother with the worries over honesty, fairness or dependability, all we needed to do is blindly trust and all would be well. But that was before the top secret Energy Task force, which had, as early as 2001, targeted Iraq for its oil reserves, unbeknownst to anyone other than oil and industry executives. Or that tax cuts would only be going to the very wealthiest American’s, leaving 10’s of millions of American’s to rely on the luck of the draw, on whether or not their fortunes would be as promising now, or in the future. The remaining time while in office produced this same uncertainty, even though promises and guarantees of wealth were oft-mentioned.

With this as the backdrop, President Barack Obama was full aware of what needed to be done, and that to get it done, it would take more than just chance, luck and wishful thinking. It would take determined grit, ambition, hard work and ruffling a few political feathers in the meantime, as this, being a crisis, would require sacrifice from every American – including the very wealthy and even corporations – now that they too were deemed legal persons and eligible to the very same treatment and benefits as natural human persons.

The American people understood this as well… or should have, at any rate. But in spite of all that had gone down the previous administration, it seemed we, as a nation, had had quite enough of fancy, overblown promises and pipe dreams. Then there came the Tea Party! A collection of disaffected, abused and beaten down older American’s, who came fully dressed in their prejudices, frustrations and angers, and were ready to put them full force, upon the object of their rage at being had and made fools of the previous eight years. Knowing that the crop of conservative candidates had not yet purged themselves of the science of deception and double-talk. Not that Republican candidates didn’t care – they simply were given orders on what to do otherwise. How they explained it was up to them.

In the years since, we now have come to know that not only were Republicans guilty of this half speak and double talk, but it was now a phenomenon that has so infected and overtaken the entirety of our political system, taking down our ability to be honest, prudent, fair, responsible and the significant other virtues traditionally associated with Democracy, that our Civic Cultural system is very nearly unrecognizable from its initial ambitions. Democrats as well, have suscummed to this same moral compromising to such a degree that we are at a point of equally being left adrift with no significant structure of government to respond the wishes and needs of the citizenry.

We can’t be sure of what the priority list was initially, but the economy being the number one issue confronting the nation made it imperative that jobs would be the number one precedence of the new administration. The question here should be why there was such a failure to project the vast the concept of the undeniable benefit of getting people back to work as quickly as possible and thereby getting out front of the haters in establishing an image and legacy – apart from the one Republican corporate media propaganda was trying to foretell early on.

The President, as a man, is an all-around good guy and nice, but a bit too much so. So it’s hard for him to come out and tell Republican’s that they’re crazy or demented when it comes to the priorities of the people – even though it would be perfectly appropriate! So regrettably, it’s hard for him to just come out and say …your plan sucks, it won’t work and I’m not going with that at all!…, as he’s afraid there may be bad blood between he, his administration and they (Republican’s). The thing he is failing to realize is that there’s already bad blood, by virtue of his race! Even in spite of continuing the same policies of his Republican conservative predecessor, conservatives still aren’t satisfied that President Obama has kept the same policies hostile to the environment, the poor and working class, retiree’s, Veterans, students in the Public K-12 systems – nation-wide, knowing that these policies didn’t work then, aren’t working now, nor will they ever, are a source of deep and continual frustration among many Americans!

Even as far as war policy and simply stumbling forward, blindly, President Obama was trying mightily to prove that conservative policies of rejecting intense, personal negotiations, from multiple angles and diverse caucuses, makes sense, when he was a witness to their endless failures, during the period of 2002 through 2007, when the so-called accords of withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq were being initially negotiated. Without plans for a power transition which kept all the parties of interest still equal, that even without a plan of succession, through elections, without a structured Civil Societal model from which they could refer to, or even build upon, that would, for all intents and purposes, have given citizens a say and a share in the continuous outcome, into perpetuity – meant that it was simply further failed attempt nowhere  – even to the point of futility.

New Heart, New Spirit, To A New America

But the crush of vexation over the years, felt by the American citizenry was too much to overcome by the second year of the Obama administration. This isn’t making excuses for the nations voters, but we were all so weary from the years prior (to those of the Obama administrations) of chaos and folly, that the citizenry most certainly felt their job was done and the necessity for detachment, decompression and just time away (from politics), was needed.

And so no one showed up, on the Liberal, Progressive and Independent sides, for the following and most critical election of 2016.  Was it therefore, the result of the insanity of conservatives propagandizing their failures and trying to magically twist facts to make the years of 2001 to 2008, just go away! And in the peoples minds, the years did, being the nightmare that they were – simply evaporate, as if a long agonizing, unending dream without end. Regrettably, the nightmare eventually became President Barack Obama’s to own!

This was a new experience and now, with the people having taken a breather too long and realizing that they erred in doing so, it again was time to make up for the loss of constructing a real government, with real and responsible representatives, with the real anticipation that positive results would come of the efforts from and by Liberal/Progressive and Independent (of the nations voting) majorities, for the House and Senate, to move the markers forward on behalf of education, jobs, peace, Health Care, science, technology, the environment and most critically, R&D into renewable energies, (to aid in the remediation of the Environment) and maintain programs that will develop a host of new practices and methods to not just quickly replace old, dirty and dangerous fossil fuels, but also ways of advancing civic culture, on the one hand, but also, civilization on the whole. That time had most definitely come and with this as the most vital election of the last decade, the American voter was charged with putting away the fairytales of old, and the make believe of alchemy and put faith back in the real, tried and proven Liberal/Progressive Democracy initiates that have traditionally put the nation back on track, after each crisis of our nations past.

Fighting through the propaganda, we’ve come to realize the toughest part of the last several years is overcoming the money influence of tax cuts to only the wealthiest and corporations, pouring back into the media and our political system, in essentially creating the lack of confidence and doubt necessary to stymie the ambitions of a broad and intensely integrated citizenry.

But we never believed that we were to be lorded over by a master, an elite, as in a tyrant king or master. The Constitution speaks of as much, in advising that, if we remain wise and true to our divine purpose, those authoritarian conditions would distinctly be the very thing to avoid. We simply just aren’t made this way! American’s are a special breed and the trials and turmoil experienced, only strengthened our steel and resolve, into a completely other and stronger alloy. The more we’re convinced we’re less, the harder we found to prove otherwise. An example being that  by the time President Franklin D. Roosevelt had taken office, the nation was already there. He simply embodied those ideals we already possessed, in marching to victory over the latest conservative-initiated disaster, which was inadvertently designed to unravel our Democracy.

From the very beginning, after the Native American wars, after the Civil War, after slavery and later, the war for Women’s rights, Human Rights, after the Nixon and Reagan and Bush debacles, and now again, after another calamity, following yet another conservative administration, we again had the hard work in helping our President and ourselves, by electing a Congress that loves the people as much as the Constitution and works day and night to make it work even better. That time – to come back to the place where we had previously met to celebrate the triumph of human civilization, over chaos, savagery and civic anarchy, in restoration of our People’s Democracy yet again, was at hand – as of the 2016 election…

But that was before November of 2016.  Now that we have seen the aftermath of tampering from foreign sources and the ability of money to manipulate our collective civic discourse, we again have decisions to make…


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Where this election will take the nation and the world is currently up in the air, but any and every subject it seems, revolves around Global Climate Change.  Whether we are yet aware of this as an important human and critical life-survival issues is up for debate, but lets ask the candidates?

What?  None have yet responded?  Don’t be so sure and by all means, let us ALL please pay attention, as if our collective future depends on it!  And oh yeah, it really does

As THIS is where the 2016 Presidential candidates’ discussions should be focusing on… it is instead heading in the very familiar territory of that same old and lately, all too common, silly, info-tainment, WWF-esque morass, where voters will, in one sense, be worn out by the non-sense and B.S. which had earlier, so guaranteed to excite and irritate the broad American public!

Because we’re trapped in the extortion racket of verbal fisticuffs which the energy crisis is focused since the advent of the Industrial Age, our junkie, dope-fiend-dependency on so-called cheap energy, has paralyzed our creative imagination from thinking, planning and creatively theorizing outside the confines of exactly what we are currently doing and can affirmatively achieve, in arresting the ominous advance of GCC (Global Climate Change, for the uninitiated).  Thus, we’ve allowed ourselves, our domestic Civic Culture and our very civilization, to be overtaken and blackmailed into thinking the only ways to produce, create, have & distribute cheap, affordable, clean & endless energy is… to remain shackled to current fossil fuel sources.

Every question being debated by every candidate in the running, in centered upon this one issue: how will we proceed to the future in a safe, mature & viable manner conducive to survival of life on planet Earth. Only Bernie Sanders has the courage & mature imagination to speak to this panoramic of imperatives for not only the human species, but all life on the planet. The real question is, do we, as American voters, have the maturity to take what he’s saying and embolden and empower ourselves in going where he will RESPONSIBLY lead – our society, our Democracy & human civilization, by virtue?

Taking for granted our leadership role, to borrow a phrase, on the world stage, we, as Americans, have the responsibility to help the world attain a more sustainable energy creation, production and consumption model, as we currently lead all of contemporary civilization in this regard.  And as we already have our marching orders, as to coordination of our Democracy overall, reading and continually re-acquainting ourselves with our foundational, civic roots, if we are to avert internal conflict, as well as helping in avoiding the external crisis of expanding Global Climate Change.

And by staying abreast of the issues, reading past and current literature, on every facet of being competent, able and virtuous citizens, we can’t possibly know where we need to lead – much less how!  But we have more than enough to get us, as a nation, up to speed, on how to approach our current crisis’ and how to get out elected leaders on board as we approach each election cycle.

Several books I’d recommend are noted here and should help, if in just the smallest regard, to bring our citizen-understanding to a point where we’re feeling confident enough to take seriously, our role as leaders or our Democracy.0621160935-00 - -ANDTHIS!

This seems and awfully assumptive and a tall stretch, considering the pressure on candidates of every political stripe, to kneel before the alter of the fossil fuel empire which, on the whole, rule in virtually complete autonomy from laws, regulations and even the recognition that life on the planet is doomed should we continue on our current path of fossil fuel dependency.

So what do we, as voters, plan to do in the face of such daunting threats?  That no one is discussing investments in renewable energy systems and/or sources and has put forward plans to those ends, does humanity a disservice.  But wait, here is where we’ve stopped listening if we don’t know about the Sanders plan to do just these things – at https://berniesanders.com/issues/climate-change/

What we expect from our government and Civil Society isn’t something we should leave to chance.  The very wealthiest among humanity have shown their temperment in terms of what they’re willing to gamble with, as well as what they impulsively value – in terms of material, verses more transcendent articles and entities which comprise greater importance to our collective existence.

Having lost focus as to the meaning and purpose of our Democracy is and has always been a major problem for humanity since our very first attempts to become – how should I say this – … civilized.  Having been through this too many times over the last 3,000 or more years, we should at least all be acquainted by now with the concepts of majority rules, advocacy of the common good, or not shitting in/upon one’s home, when that home is subject to general and/or common use of the public at large.  Not to mention future generations dependent on the same.

We have many considerations contemplate as election day fast approaches.  In the meantime, the Earth isn’t waiting for us to get our act together while we fiddle about over irrelevancies.  We only have one Earth and it is not about to wait for us to get our act together, while it slowly degenerates before our collective eyes.  As this is a Democracy and being dependent upon a collective voice of reason and authority, when will it be the right time for these questions to be answered?  Having fiddled about for several generations now, if we listen closely, we can actually hear our future ancestors yelling to us to think of what we need to do and do it FAST!!!


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I first of all, want to give all Glory to God for seeing me through this time of hardship and affliction.  I have come to realize that I would not be engaged in the moral and spiritual battles that are unfolding here, if not for the simple and basic fact that I’m striving to place my life closer to that of Almighty God and my personal Savior – Jesus Christ.  For this, I am certain that my enemies will be dealt with by Gods Might and not that of my own or man himself, since the evil of this world where the battle itself is being fought…

This story continues from the weekend of November 28, 2015…  As I was just going about my business and being illegally spied on by private security contractors and local police…  just a normal day, walking from my storage facility, up 28th Street where it joins Kalamazoo Avenue.

After reaching the Meijer store at the intersection, walking up to the entrance, I saw a vehicle which I was sure I had previously seen stalking me around town – a huge GMC white Denali (license plate number CE 1xxx8) which I copied down in the meantime for later reference.  I was quite surprised however to see a woman and her small daughter exiting the vehicle – I say surprised because I was sure this was a guy’s vehicle and fully expected to meet the contractor/off-duty cop/retired military owner of this grand piece of machinery face-to-face.

She obviously saw me, as she was going into the store, because before I could even enter, I saw she and her child coming back out with nothing and walking hurriedly back to the vehicle.  I will assume she made the call to report her suspicions as to what was going on and that she was relatively freaked out by the events unfolding and I, being unfamiliar with the whole spy game, continued obliviously on my way.

It wasn’t until I left the store, boarded a Westbound 28th Street bus and later, getting off about a mile from the Meijer store, did I realize something odd: the streets were buzzing – literally – with all of the SSV’s (or Surveillance Squad Vehicles as I commonly refer to them) that had normally been spying on me at one time or another, at various sectors of town, ALL AT THE SAME JUNCTURE of 28th street!

I went into a McDonalds at 28th and Madison to get a bite and just watch the parade.  And what a show it was!  I was able to view all the various Cadillac Escalades, the Tahoe’s and Yukon’s, the Chrysler 300’s, Ford Escape’s, Ford Crown Victoria’s (the one which look like off-duty police cruisers), Toyota SUV’s, Jeep Patriots, Liberty’s (of which I get mixed up because they look so much alike), Pontiac G6’s and the infamous Ram pickups (such as CD 55040), the gamut of the GMC line (Silverado’s Avalanches, etc), ALL converging upon the intersection of 28th Street and Madison Avenue!

This is also a great time for our elected officials to jump in and pick up the surveillance video of the time frame between about 1 to roughly 2 pm or so and actually see the white Denali pull into the Chrysler dealership directly across the street from McDonalds, pause while having a clear and unobstructed lane to head up 28th Street, East-bound, while I sat in the lobby watching the parade continue.  I would however be remiss if I didn’t mention that the Grand Rapids Police (as seen here  1128151332-00 (2) - -WGRPDDoingSteppdUpILLEGALSpyingBClDiscovrd1OfTheirs!  at the 28th Street and Madison intersections upon my departure from McDonalds) had their part in this show, making sure that wherever I went, they would be directing the parade my way, from ground or air surveillance!  To have this sort of command over the type of resources necessary to put into action this level of ILLEGAL SPYING on a normal, everyday, non-criminal MALE OF COLOR is an interesting question I’m sure Congress or the Senate would love to get more answers to – especially since I was just weeks from being fired from another job for being harassed!!!  YES – being fired for being picked with, food (such as this Pumpkin pie,  1109151834-00 (2) - VandalizedPieAtWork  brought to work to share with co-workers as is normally the case to increase workplace cohesion and camaraderie , but was instead spitefully VANDALIZED and wholly ignored by my superiors, including the director of human resources, who specifically assured me no form or harassment would be tolerated in any way, shape or form), and then, suffering a work injury and then, while in the midst of receiving therapy for injuries to my hands and wrists, was told they weren’t work-place (or in labor parlance “repetitive motion injuries“) or even work-related injuries, so the company (Ventra, LLC) would not continue paying for my rehab and MedCenter clinic visits.  Think of it: your personal belongings, rummaged through.  Your food tampered with.  EVEN from a secured locker.  You suffering a workplace injury and are told that the injury was your fault, happening else where, even though, through the work you have done continuously for the initial 60 days being repetitive, intense and unquestionably strenuous.  These are not small, minor incidents easily dismissed.  Especially in light of being under constant watch everywhere you go – and I do mean EVERYWHERE!

It doesn’t matter why.  The fact that my Constitutionally GUARANTEED rights to free speech are being not just infringed, but blocked illegally, from this blog, to my facebook page to working, attending school, or otherwise living a normal, unencumbered life life as any other American is the racist initiative set in motion with slavery to ensure that African-Americans remain tightly shut down in every way, so as not to even have the slightest mobility toward the equal justice guaranteed ALL AMERICANS from birth.

This puts a completely different light upon the fact that from the very FIRST THING in the morning (in fact this morning, at PRECISELY 8:18 am this morning of February 24, 2016, as I was walking from Jefferson Avenue, onto Franklin Street, to the Michigan Works office to do a job search, a squad vehicle was sitting – just SITTING THERE – and once seeing me, zooms CPT_0738 - ParkdAtSheldonAndFranklnSurvelldWalkngOnToFranklin... in my direction, just to ensure my attention is gotten CPT_0740 - ...ToThenSuddenlyZoom2WhereImAbout2Cross2DSS – for the pure purpose of racist intimidation).  Not only that, but as I attempted to send the pictures of this latest encounter, my phone signaled was repeatedly jammed, so that I could not complete a simple messaging function from phone to email, for over an hour!

Mind you, this is just this morning!  At the same place (the Michigan Works Office of the Department of Social Services on Franklin Street SE), I was not even off DSS property when I caught a glimpse of ANOTHER GRPD squad car crossing the Franklin and Jefferson intersection at exactly 5:32pm (17:32 military/law enforcement), yesterday, February 23, 2016 (as I’m just leaving the building CPT_0719 - HavingNotEvnLftDSSPropTheresGRPDAtTHSMOMNT and was suddenly so surprised I was barely able to get my camera set to take a picture – visible between sign and vehicle in turn lane).

And not to just single out the Grand Rapids Police Department or whatever are their motivations for stalking me incessantly, these incidents are in no ways confined to just Grand Rapids itself – or to being stalked while on foot.  The whole idea is to keep such close tabs on me that I don’t have a waking moment of movement without someone – the police, aerial drones, on my phone, or of course, on line.  This obsessive scrutiny involves MY tax dollars – even while I’ve spent a good portion of these last several years without work or far underemployed for my education and experience, this has to be a vendetta of some sort, that I can’t even enjoy the simplest of pleasures for myself as a law-abiding, responsible and socially conscious African-American MALE!

This past Saturday, February 20, 2016, while again, just minding my business, just leaving a 28th Street coffee shop nearby, I was confronted by two Kentwood Police officers springing out of the darkness, on the the public transportation platform.  As this wasn’t anything one expects, I immediately searched for my camera and before I could get good focus, they were confronting a group African-American teens, who had previously arrived there, had a few words, then abruptly left.  I’m currently trying to upload the pictures, but my phone again is jammed from sending photo’s so I’ll post them later, but this is the type of intimidation meant to inflict fear and anxiety needlessly, on a population that is seen as needing to be constrained in every imaginable way.

In another incident, while staying at a Knight Inn hotel before getting my current place, after hearing a disturbance outside my window, I looked out to see THIS (on November 2, 2015, at 8:47am)!1102150847-00 (2) - KWPDOutsdWindwAGAIN I had to wonder if I was dreaming, but then as I became more awake, I remembered this wasn’t the first time nor the only time and was a constant feature whether inside, outside, walking or on buses (as here, just arriving at the Kentwood Library on Walma Avenue  1124151256-00 (2) - JustOffThBus&StlkdBy... on November 24, 2015, at 12:56pm; estimating distance I walked since getting off the bus, seen in background, it was was only seconds)!  This must be the only way law enforcement can assure all citizens are secure when traversing the very safe, crime-free, subdued neighborhoods of Kentwood…

What has brought me to the attention of this level of scrutiny is an even greater question?  Having no criminal record, no criminal tendencies, no criminal ambitions, not even the courage to behave criminally, is obviously something I’m about to do, since all of these initiatives from being deprived of employment, being deprived of completing my education  –  I’ve been prohibited from frequenting the school (Grand Rapids Community College) I have not just one, but TWO Associate degree’s – as a distinguished academic, no less  returning to the Grand Valley State University campus for several years, because a university employees dismissed my claim I had been attacked by a fellow student with the same benzodiazepine-based substance noted in several past blogs, and in another instance, a university employee went so far as to lie on me about my harassing her, throwing papers at her, when routine surveillance video could have long ago resolved the issue with greater accuracy and thus avoiding reverting to 1916 or even 1816 penalties calling for the obstruction of non-Whites from obtaining any sort of education at all  –  or in other words, being denied my birthright access to life, liberty and my pursuit of happiness.

This is all pretty outrageous, until considering that a good many of my co-workers were themselves ex-veterans, ex-cops or individuals who had some sort of past dealings with the two and were now moon-lighting as private contractors.  I have no clue if any of this is accurate or not – what I do know is that on my last three or four jobs, with college degrees, experience to do any job with any corporation, I have run into a buzz saw of hostility, harassment and flat-out provocations to engage in fisticuffs, over… I don’t know what?!  How can American’s find each other under such criminal suspicion, all for a buck?  It is about getting paid after all if I’m not mistaken.  But being suspected of what?  My accusers have obviously not read my blog, otherwise they would realize my patriotism and love for God and country for outstrips and surpasses any level they could ever hope to attain.  So what is it really, that has drones flying over my home day and night (as here, CPT_0703 (2) - DRONECirclingStlkngOvrheadAsILeaveHm at precisely 8:53 on the morning of Frbruary 23, 2016, the very first thing in the MORNING, as I was leaving home – CONGRESS/SENATE – check FAA records of aircraft, heading west/northwest, over the Franklin Street/Jefferson Avenue area of Grand Rapids), or why frequently, when boarding or departing buses (see above), coming in or out of stores, my home, school or in flight from being stalked by both police and contractors (as here   , here   and   here   ), I’m shadowed by local police while, mind you, I’ve committed NO CRIME AT ALL!!!  But I’m a male of color, so no matter what I say I am, have or have not done, what is or is not in my official record, I am profiled and presumed already guilty by virtue of not being White!

Even at this very moment, in attempting to upload pictures to my blog media file, the function has now mysteriously frozen – as it does each and every time I get on my wordpress.com web page.  No matter where I am, what server I use, or which network I’m accessing.  I have no doubt that the reason – aside from not posting anything more interesting than being ILLEGALLY SURVEILLED by local police and private security contractors, is that people may find this all too incredulous to be true, is the substance of my writing.  That my Progressive/Liberal tenor has created such hostility that the only response is to erect impenetrable barriers to contain me, my aspirations, even my thoughts!  And trust me, there is nothing fictitious about any of this if the pictures prove any of what I say here – and should the reader have the money to afford the cost a FOIA investigation, that would be awesome.  I don’t!  But I have documentation that I will continue posting here – meanwhile it’s only a matter of time before the truth makes itself known – in spite of the odds against me and all other virtuous Americans of conscience!

And in our refusal to believe that racism is more precarious and far more sinister than in ages past, we condemn our selves and future generations to continue making the same mistakes over and over, without ever learning the lessons of some of the nations greatest generations.  The were the Americans who took their conjoined and collective experiences and created – yes – a more progressive and tolerant and giving America, that we slowly see being eaten away at.  While the former President, Ronald Reagan, is heralded as some sort of great redeemer of American… whatever, we have to acknowledge him as being the great divider that allowed White America to again feel comfortable about ridiculing and repudiating non-Whites, Women, labor, even nature and the environment, in his disdain for the initiatives by his Carter Administration predecessors, in removing Solar Panels from the White House.  But it is in fact, this very lack of foresight that is at the root over our current confusion as to whether or not Global Climate Change is in fact the very real threat that it is – and don’t take my word for it – a five inch rise in global ocean levels is pretty serious if you live in the Florida Panhandle or along areas of the American East Coast that were acutely impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

A recent article (White Americans Nearly As Blind To Their Racism As Ever Before –  by Jim Grimsley, in the L.A. Times, the writer re-visits personal experiences and juxtaposes them to more contemporary events in an effort to show the contrasts are not that different from then to now and if anything, the fact that economics have created a justified hostility towards those who – according to their perceptions – have not done their all to loosen themselves from the grip of deprivation, poverty and ignorance.  While seeing themselves as exceptional and a cut above and apart from non-White, non-wealthy Americans, the afflictions of re-segregations’ more heinous effects fail to penetrate the aura of White superiority, much less the White supremacist vista from which police, their companion security contractors and paid informants (be they Black or White), the perspective is that they would not be in the position to be hammered down if they made better choices in their lives.  The problem here is the denial of choices, which is inherent in the system itself and must be fought against HERE at the grass-roots level.  The more the average, common, ordinary citizen realizes it is their roll to oppose fight against hatred, racism, bias and institutional prohibitions of any and every form, in the most meaningful and sustained, long-term manner, the faster the afflictions of institutional hatred and bias will disappear.

Congressman Justin Amash and Senator Debbie Stabinow – the challenge is and continues to be on you to do your CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY and find out, why non-White citizens as myself are being relegated to third class citizenship and openly deprived of THEIR Constitutional Rights – for simply engaging in the public square of CITIZEN DEBATE – on THIS and other formats such as this blog.  Know that this is no inconvenience to me.  My hero’s have suffered as much if not more.  Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Frederick Douglas, WEB DuBois, Justice Louise Brandeis, Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt(s), Eisenhower, Malcolm, the Kennedy’s, Dr. King, former President Jimmy Carter, Cornel West, the Clinton, the Obamas and many, many more significant and prominent past and current Americans give us the incentive to carry a torch of our own that will blaze the darkness of fear and hate that is trapping those who feel this repressive time in our nation is their own calling.  Knowing the history of this nation is what makes us a free people!  We understand that racism is the mental disease of Blacks and Whites alike – with Blacks being an intricate part of the ENTIRE contractor/spying for the police/FBI networks, so I anticipated this.  But should we all – as AMERICANS – sit silent, sit still, sit MUTE, while injustice and hardship and adversity plague a targeted sector of society, simply because of their ideology?  Their race and gender?  This in light of opposition ideology, as is playing out in Flint, Michigan, having the devastating consequences of destroying lives and futures of prospectively over 100,000 Michigan residents – all because they’re poor and reside in a predominantly non-White city population – they deserve poisoned water and can do nothing about it?

Had my life not been re-directed by racism of the type I’m fighting through at this very moment, I dare say I would be at the legal forefront of event going on in Flint.  Maybe my afflictors saw this and decided to short-circuit my ambitions before I could even get started.  Only Congress and the Senate have the answers and resources to tell the nation for sure what exactly is going on in here in Michigan.  By God Grace, my overcoming will be Gods victory – not mine and is the only way any of us can hope to survive this world and reach Glory …

Today, I discovered something unremarkable and quite human about the spies, contractors and police (uniformed and not) – they too fear being uncovered!  While going about my daily duties, I crossed several SSV’s (or Surveillance Squad Vehicles) on the way to taking care of business.  I thought it unremarkable, as I began taking down license plate numbers, when a driver of one of the vehicles noticed that I was in fact doing so.  All hell soon broke loose and I found myself being swarmed by contractors

, plain-clothes and on-duty police!  More later…


Several days ago, someone told me to forget about being watched by the police (uniformed or plainclothes), private security contractors, or whomever, and to just live my life… That is far easier said than done – under the circumstances. If it were that simple, I wouldn’t be concerned at all. But the complication is that while I’m being watched, I’m also subject to my property and person being continually violated, as a consequence of my blogging activities. In other words, by my whereabouts being known, those who have a keen interest in my location, moment-by-moment, every day, they also know where I am not, making me even more vulnerable to privacy violations – day and/or night.

Again, who are these people illegally spying on me, for what reason and who and/or why is such a thing being paid for at such exorbitant cost?

With a ready and willing pool of ex-veterans, private security contractors across this nation have a limitless number of individuals to call upon any time of the day of night, to carry out unimaginable terrors against their fellow Americans! These unsuspecting, ordinary citizens, going about the lives in total anonymity, have no idea they’ve been targeted, in complete and absolute violation of their First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights! What’s even worse, Congress has refused to and the nation’s courts have declined to (out of total Fear) act in reigning in this invisible terror afflicting the nation’s citizens.

This terror has taken gone to whole new extremes, with the introduction of nano-bots – tiny, near microscopic mechanisms which can be introduced into the human body, in order to do any range of activities, from monitoring and releasing a tracking signal, to introducing viruses and toxins. This, I suspect, is how I’m being tracked, whenever I call myself trying to evade those who are engaged in stalking me during my routine day.

This may cast a pall of suspicion over me and my actions – my attempts to evade surveillance and being illegally spied upon, but this is my right as an American citizens, to refuse to consent to being illegally surveilled, when I’ve committed NO CRIME, am engaged in NO illegal activities, am presenting NO THREAT to anyone and am conducting my life in a totally and completely Constitutionally safeguarded and legitimate manner.

So why are the police, private security contractors or others, so interested in where I go and what I do from day to day?  1025150919-00 (2) - AreaToLeftUseToBeDenseFoliageNowClearedForEasierSpying – This area to the left, use to be dense foliage; the clearing to the left, is recent, but not done by homeowner, of whom I visit quite regularly.  But ‘cleared’ for what?  Greater spying access, without question…

And since they already know I am absolutely NO security threat to my local community or the nation, what could possibly be the reason these people would have for needing to know my movements and whereabouts each and every day of my life? What has occurred in the past is the best indication to go on, since the inconspicuous nature of their violations makes it appear as if this is all in my head. But, as a recent article in the Atlantic Monthly magazine undertook and was titled, If You Aren’t Paranoid, You’re Insane, hits the nail square on the head! I am, at the time of this writing, at a public library branch, and in the last 50 minutes, I’ve been to the restroom twice. So what one may think… Big deal, some may say. But if Congress and the courts have repudiate their role in regulating the functions and activities of the spying apparatus and mechanisms, 1111152250-00 (2) - ThisVehicleStalkingMyTravelsTheLastSeveralWksW.DroneHereJustAboveLeft

it certainly will not likewise approach the regulating of the science involved in illegal, unwarranted and un-Constitutional spying, in any way, shape or form! As this is a far greater threat to unsuspecting Americans, being attacked from a physiological level, screams to our legislators to do something – LAST YEAR!!! But can enough pressure come to bear, to force the necessary sea-change required to keep the nation safe, but to also safeguard our individual rights and liberties – which also means arresting, convicting and jailing those engaged in such senseless attacks – AGAIN – against innocent, law-abiding and completely unsuspecting AMERICANS!!!

Fear Itself And The Invention Of Modern Terror

From the moment Republicans re-entered the White House in January, 2001, the relentless and unceasing initiative has been to terrorize the psyche of the nation. Being stable and peaceful (with ourselves and the world) for the first time in generations, what was there to be frightened of? Well, plenty if you’re an authoritarian-minded conservative Republican, hell-bent on upsetting that very equilibrium. And in proving that they, as an administration, as a party and to an individual, had no other agenda, the Bush-Chaney administration set about the task of provoking tensions and anxiety with the world at large, China, Iran and North Korea were all targeted and designated the Axis of Evil for no apparent reason!

Well before 9/11 in fact, the Republican administration had already crafted plans on what to do in the case of a national emergency, which ironically included the deprivation and the loss of Constitutional rights across the board. The necessity of such deprivations was to blunt criticism as a means of shutting down free speech among Americans in dissent against such actions and policies. And so, once 9/11 had occurred, it was then considered unpatriotic to condemn the sitting administration (but meanwhile, it was fine to vilify the Clinton administration, even though it was the Bush-Chaney administration which in fact, removed most – if not all – of the personnel and policy safeguard which were tracking, through intensive and selective surveillance, ALL of the perpetrators who would eventually participate in the 9/11 horrors. A fact based opinion, confirmed by Richard Clarke, Sharon Watkins, and others with intimate knowledge on the background of what occurred leading up to and on the day of 9/11.

Because of my own convictions of these same actual and honest versions of events of that day, I’ve been targeted, harassed and literally attacked as a consequence of not accepting a lie as to what transpired on that fateful and tragic day in our history. And just as was the case during the Reagan-Bush years, the most critical thing was to unsettle the minds and confidence of the citizenry, introducing fear and paranoia into the psyche of the American people. The spectre of ever present threats, danger and sudden attacks were common features of each of the afore-mentioned conservative administration. But why would the American people accept such madness, if the alternative – the Clinton administration’s secure, peaceful and prosperous endeavors – contrasting harshly against the realities of being placed squarely in harm’s way each time a Republican administration took office.

At a more local and individual level, the childish, vengeful and terroristic attacks on Americans such as myself (for having the audacity to believe such truthful realities), has put my viability as a self-sustaining, highly educated and skilled individual at risk. My pastor and I in fact had this very discussion, of speaking freely and honestly, in the midst of savage intolerances. Being reminded that sometimes, it’s not wise to say what one is thinking and while this may be true in some cases, it is not reasonable to suppress ones words and opinions when the lives and future of an entire nation are in the balance – and in this case, with America’s future being at mortal risk and American’s themselves being oblivious to the dangers self-censorship represent – it IS un-American AND unpatriotic to silence oneself in the face of a future without protected liberties, freedoms and an intimate sophistication of impacting events occurring all around us and our nation.

What this means is that as I continue running back and forth to the rest room, I’m reminded of the savage consequences of the authoritarian, tyrannically citizen-hostile present we now live. I’m losing precious nutrients and vitamins, while being deprived of sleep (with this same condition occurring at night whenever I manage to secure a safe place to spend the night), which impacts my cognitive functioning. Conversely, when I’ve had to sleep outdoors or in an abandoned vehicle, I find that I’ve been exposed to chemical toxins that leave me feeling detached, foggy and later, anxious, irritable and short-tempered – the result of continual exposure to benzodiazepines – which I inadvertently discovered were in my system two years ago. And requiring a prescription, I could not have ingested them accidently or even intentionally – as in a drug abuse scenario (which was impossible, being in the grips of crushing poverty and unable to even buy food at the time!).

As mentioned before, the mad-science consequences of warrantless, unconstitutional and therefore illegal spying have made even a simple doctors visit a risky endeavor. As mentioned in past blog posts, I asked my doctor (or his stand in – a Doctor Campbell) to conduct a blood test to determine what I already knew and instead of corroborating – through a simple blood test – the fact that a home drug kit test result came back positive, Dr. Campbell and his nurse-assistant (of whom I didn’t get a name) both denied that they received any such instructions and the sample from just 24 hours prior, had already been destroyed, told me that I was being victimized by a systematic campaign to deny me equal protection under law, to discover when my health is at risk or being endangered by individuals and entities determined to shut down my constitutional rights at all costs.

The absence of any action by Congress or the nations courts has left an entire nation at the mercy of those who are only about the business of spying and afflicting fellow-Americans with uncertainty, danger and violence, all in the name of earning a buck in the worst way – spying on their fellow Americans!

Congress, The Courts And The Constitutional Right To Be Left Alone

The confrontation with police agencies and spies under the employ of mercenary agencies, operating on American shores is the most sinister threat to our republic since the Civil War. This was no better highlighted than an encounter from this past October 26, at 1:33 pm, when I was looking for and found a rest room at an oil change dealership on South Division Ave. When I exited, I was confronted by an individual in his vehicle, on his phone, and then speeding up when he saw me approach. Immediately, I spotted an unmarked Wyoming police cruiser, crossing in front of the gray pickup (license number BDE 6437, a gray Dodge (Ram) pickup truck and the unmarked police car being a black Dodge Charger, of which I wasn’t able to get any license info), both of which we stalking the area of the pizza parlor I first had visited, potentially looking to buy lunch.

My certainty of this being a private security contractor employee was the fact that when he sped up, he knew enough about me to know that I’ve been compiling vehicle data to keep track of who is or at the very least, may be spying on me. Traffic surveillance cameras in front and behind the area noted (the 3000 block of S. Division) can clearly see this incident as it unfolded and its aftermath, corroborates what transpired. My own Congressperson, Justin Amash, has been informed of the fact that illegal, warrantless spying is a serious problem overall, but particularly, in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan areas. Forcing local and federal police agencies to disclose the extent of these operation, their interactions and information sharing status, as well as whether and what types of operations private security contractors in the area are engaged, including targeted individuals, operation details, homes being entered, whether or not drugs are being used in the process, etc., as a means of determining if these are lawful, valid and legitimate national security-related operations.

The fact that I’m homeless, as a result of being harassed, lied on and friends and acquaintances being intimidated and coerced into silence, makes it impossible that I’m engaged in anything more than attempting to fight through this campaign of terror that has turned my life upside down, for no other reason than being outspoken about the truth of the nation that has been hijacked away from its original values, ideals and virtues our society, founded on the core endeavors of the rule of law, justice and equality among all of the nation’s citizens.

I don’t have a right to be arbitrarily monitored, spied on or convicted of an as yet to be announced notorious, suspected or even assumed crime. That is not the justice our legal system is built upon and if this is the case, if I am suspected of an as yet, unidentified crime, the courts should be informed of this and in turn, demand to know why – after FIVE year (or possibly longer), there is as of yet, no charges pending, itemized or listed – justifying a scrutiny which includes breaking into the homes, property and belongings of not only myself, but that of friends, family members, places I frequent, as well as all of these places being rigged with devices and mechanisms which disperse toxic substances within the areas I personally occupy!!!   This is an outrageous insult to an American – particularly an American of COLOR – who is of a group historically targeted for infractions as minor as daring to be defiant enough to speak the HONEST, UNEQUIVOCAL and INDISPUTABLE TRUTH of the horrific place our nation has been taken – against the will of the citizen majority – and to TURN THAT SAME CITIZENRY against itself, in order to exploit confusion, fear and ignorance over what the whole of that same citizenry is yet to be fully cognizant of!

Meanwhile, if I’ve been harassed, exposed in any way to dangers or jeopardy, that too is an issue for the courts and I welcome any and all investigations. And the sooner the better…

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As I try to make sense of being illegally surveilled, I wonder what could possibly be so interesting about me that aerial drones  would 1026151615-01 (2) - Great Shot Of Drone During Illegal Surveillance Op...buzz around over head daily – this one just over the last several days, on October 26th at precisely 4:15 pm, as I walked from my storage facility at 1204 28th St, on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids.  1026151615-00-1 (2) - ... While Circling Overhead As If I've Done Something I Deserve Being Surveilled For... This is a constant reminder of the out-of-control, illegal surveillance initiative of paranoid psychopathy that has taken over the nations law enforcement and security interests.

Not limited to just drones, just yesterday, while staying at Knights Inn, at 3524 28th St SE, just before 10 am, a Kentwood Police SUV, while circling the building, came to a stop right under my window!  I’ve always assumed that I am carrying some sort of tracking devices, but for the vehicle to stop just underneath my second floor window is stunningly typical of the loss of privacy, freedom and RIGHT to be left alone – especially considering I have never – EVER committed a crime that would put me under THIS level of suspicion!

The police visiting upon my presence has been a non-stop predicament these last five years – that I can estimate.  As I’ve written before, I cannot step onto the street, 1025151132-00 (2) - Including GRPD Having Profiled NOW Illegally Surveilling Me As I Simply WALK Down The Street (28th 2wards Mjr)... (as here, where I am just seconds off the grounds of my storage rental space) get on or off buses, go to (and from) stores, to and from hotels 1005151107-00 (2)CirclingKnightsInnOverAndOver... 1005151150-00 (2)...WhileEveryCornerOfKnightsInnIsStakedOutByFullSquadOnSurveillance... (these two pictures are from October 5 of this year, with the top photo of a police cruiser parked just outside my window and the second, another cruiser posted on the opposite side of the building, stalking – surveilling… for however it may be reasoned…), the library (which is just next door to the Kentwood police station – a reality I’m confronted with, each time I’ve visited the library and am treated to the appearance of a police cruiser each and every time), the homes of those who have the courage to put me up for the night, in search of (in person/on line) the scant employment I’ve been able to secure these last five years, without the oppressive presence of law enforcement – being mindful still, that I have NO CRIMINAL RECORDPERIOD!!! (The dot in the center/upper portion of picture – a high-flying drone)  0723150737-00 (2) - Constant Drone Activity Illegally Surveilling Me EVERYWHERE I Go0610160947-00 (2)  -  CaldrCitySSVAnd the job of the police is to find and prosecute real and actual criminals – not those of which their paranoid, profiled suspicions tell them they must pursue to prevent an as yet undetermined, uncommitted, unrealized and/or suspected crime!

I’m sorry, but if conducted by assumption, the world would be completely devoid of any crime whatever, and there would never have been an economic meltdown in 2008, as all the guilty bankers, investors and/or their firms, would have been apprehended well before they were able to crash the whole of the global economy!!!1014151418-00 (2) - NoMoreThn20MinsPriorWasStlkngKWLibraryBusStp

As a non-White American, this is particularly insidious, as we’ve already been down this path well before now.  My home, being invaded.  My food being defiled with drugs and other toxins.  My friends and acquaintances, all being intimidated by police and law enforcement insinuations (or more specifically – interrogations) that I’m somehow, a suspect in some undetermined, uncommitted, completely unknown crime of an unspecified category, of which the accusation alone is enough to condemn me the eternal deprivation of my legal rights to conduct life in my otherwise free and unimpeded manner as any other law-abiding, crime-free American – White – Black or otherwise!

I’m already guilty in other words.  And the sentence pronouncement?  That I’m ILLEGALLY BEING DEPRIVED TO MY RIGHTS TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND MY OWN PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS!!!  I this even legal?  Can I realistically challenge the threats, lies of those in law enforcement, on their periphery or even those being paid to lie about non-existent criminality – in the midst of obstructing my liberties and freedoms – in order to PROVE that I CAN BE guilty of WHATEVER crimes they’re trying to channel, funnel or otherwise – force me into being guilty of!!!

These pictures prove nothing, other than my – so far – baseless assertions, of being suveilled, harassed, and/or deprived – illegally – of my legal, Constitutional rights… as in the commission of an otherwise normal and mundane American life…  The same as any other citizen is otherwise allowed to enjoy.  Being impoverished – intentionally/purposefully – how does one arrive at the evidence conclusive enough to confirm and therefore, vindicate me, from the inquisitionarial pronouncement I have been convicted of?  Shall we burst the bubble or allow more Americans to be trapped within its confines?  Should we collectively opt to burst the bubble, this will the sound heard round the world, which will – once and for all – free tens of millions of Americans – mostly males of color and/or conviction of conscience – from the prisons of false accusation, baseless incarceration, as well as the poisonous veil of social and class suspicions, which have and continue to damn entire swaths of the American racial, cultural, class and gender demographics, to the purgatory of being a non-person in their own land… in spite of having committed no crime what so ever…0621160935-00 - -ANDTHIS!

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