Jack Kennedy was killed in part because of the perception, by the plutocrats and their zombies, that he identified too much with blacks, latinos and regular people, a kind of socialist in other words. His brother Bobby suffered the same fate. How dare they, those Kennedys, actually try to extend power to the masses, of any color. It of course was fine to say it on a campaign trail, but not to actually implement anything close. Jack in Dallas, Bobby in Los Angeles and Martin Luther King in Memphis. The Plutocrats worst nightmare, hence their anger, came in 2008 when a black man was elec
Logically, the more people of a Nation that vote, the closer that Nation gets to being a true democracy. The result of that vote would represent the voice of the majority of the people of that Nation. If the majority of people do not vote, perhaps because most people have to work harder and more hours just to make the same amount of money, which causes time to be a factor along with the lack of enthusiasm, then the Nation is being run by the few who do vote. Those few people who vote regularly are usually in the upper echelons of the economic ladder, and not only do they vote, but they u
A legal case entitled Citizens United made its way to the top of the legal “food” chain, nine "gods" in black robes sat in judgment, listened or at least heard arguments and then made their decision. Actually they had met with persons before the case ever got to them, persons whose only interest is in power, pure power and the riches that come with it. These persons told the "gods", that a case was coming their way that would have enormous effect upon their ability to rule the world. They described this case as one that would allow them to use their already vast wealth, to turn
When I first considered voting for him, I thought “but will he make the right-wing squirm? Yes”. A brother in the White House? Oh yeah there was a definite squirm factor, maybe even more than another Clinton in the White House squirm factor. Then I thought, “oh shit, soul food on the White House menu, Motown playing throughout the ‘House’, picks in the bathroom and lotion everywhere. If I was thinking this, so was Dick Cheney, but whereas as I was giddy, he was throwing up and getting closer to that pumper giving up. Not that I wanted that, that would be too easy.
There is nothing more important to the U.S.A. than the education of its kids, nothing, except maybe national security. There is also nothing more important to those kids than getting educated, because it is a fact that the unemployment rate for those with degrees is half of those without and that the salaries of those with degrees is double of those without. Getting back on track getting our youth educated allows us to compete with other Countries who have overtaken the U.S. in the past few years, which is important to the U.S.
Too often, and nobody can blame us, we get caught up in the daily game of life and pay little or no attention to events around the World. These events can sneak up on us though, like 9/11 did, and change our lives forever. So we have to keep an eye on foreign events, know as much as possible about it so that in case it affects the U.S., we are as prepared as we can be.
You would think that lynchings were a thing of the past, but late February’s murder of Trayvon Martin and the amount of publicity it has generated, has shown you that in fact not only are they still occurring, but they now have received legal cover by the NRA-backed, “Stand Your Ground Law”. Who wouldn’t support a law with that name, standing your ground is in almost every Chicanos' DNA, but when it is used to pop a little brother for no other reason than because he is black, than it is simply a legal lynching law.
Now get your collectors’ edition of Chicano Channel Magazine every other month delivered directly to your home or business. Every issue so far has been a collectible in our opinion, however now each issue is labeled a “collectors’ edition” and we expect them to live up to that distinction as we have already received reports of issues “disappearing” from households. Other family members are suspected of sneaking them away.