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At UN Arab Life Is More Valued than African Life

May 29, 2012

At UN Arab Life Is More Valued than African Life

Blog by Charles Butler May 29, 2012

Former Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan is at the center of a civil war created by the west and President Obama’s call to rebel against all oppressors in a visit to Cairo in 2009.  The facts are that during his tenure as Secretary General of the U.N. the organization was the epitome of inaction, incompetence and cowardice in the face of some of the most horrendous crimes against mankind since the Nazi regime and the Holocaust.

Mr. Annan, in a new role as the United Nation Arab League envoy to Syria, is supposed to negotiate a peaceful settlement and transition of power in Syria.  It is ludicrous and baseless for the U.N. and American to support of rebel actions against sovereign governments, regardless of their type.

The world media, and especially US media has totally ignored the civil wars and genocide on the African continent for fear of shedding good blood in a worthless causes. For the most part the 54 countries that make up the continent do not have much if any strategic importance to G-8 economies, and do not threaten the national security of any nation except through terrorist training grounds for Islamic groups.

However, genocide and war continue to ravage the Sudan, Nigeria, and the Congo its civilians are being killed daily and surrounding countries are bearing the burden.  The BBC is the only mainstream media outlet that is reporting the thousands of people killed, the refugees fleeing from these countries.  The Christian Monitor reports that Migrants from South Sudan have been arriving at a rate of 150 to 200 people per day at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya, and it will soon be filled beyond capacity.

Recently, Emmanuel Nyabera, a spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR), “says that many of the refugees coming to Kakuma are overflow from refugee camps in Ethiopia, which is closer to the disputed region.”  This is receding almost 200 people a day and will exceed its capacity in the coming month.  The refugee camps in Kenya are filling the

The Sudanese Civil War alone 1983 2005 killed over 2 million people. The Sudan war is raging again with thousands dying every week.  The Rwandan civil war killed over a half million people, before it ended. The Congo is currently engaged in a civil war killing thousands of people every week.  Nigeria is experiencing another tribal and religious warring conflict displacing thousands of people.

At some point, we must ask ourselves why do Americans and especially Black Americans, politicians, and Democratic Presidents ignore the atrocities in Black Africa.

Let’s contrast recent events and this blog is too short to cover the many incidents, so I will settle for a few:

Bill Clinton turned a blind eye during the Rwandan insurrection, while 500,000 people were slaughtered. However, Clinton took the lead on the Serbian-Bosnian war along with Tony Blair, PM of the U.K.  Their justification for leading these efforts from the platform of the U.N. were the war atrocities perpetrated against civilians. After the war ended he made sure $300M was invested in the capital markets of Bosnia.

Pres. Obama has encouraged regime change in countries like Egypt, Libya, and other nations with closed democracies (previously supported by the U.S.)  As a self-proclaimed citizen of the world, and a real African-American, more accurately stated a Kenyan American. He overlooks the impact that this Sudanese war is having on the Kenyan government.  Mr. Obama distances himself far away from anything Black, foreign or domestic.

Susan Rice the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. was laughed off the floor in January when she wanted the U.N. to intervene in Syria because 12 people were killed by the military.  I twitted her that 12 people were killed in Chicago on the weekend, and if the Obama Administration wanted U.N. respect they should address the conflicts in Sudan, Congo, and Nigeria.  Two weeks later President Obama sent Special Forces operatives to those countries.  They are finally looking to stop the warlord Kony. Coincidence! No looking for a political chit for the campaign.

In contrast, Presidents Reagan, Bush 41, Bush 43, addressed the atrocities of all civilians regardless of geographical region. To my point, Secretary of State Colin Powell, went to the U.N. in 2003 and asked it to declare a state of genocide in the Sudan.  The U.N. said the war didn’t meet the definition of genocide. Today we still have thousands of refugees fleeing the war between Sudan and South Sudan on a daily basis.

President George W. Bush, is credited by African leaders of single-handedly eliminating malaria from the continent by funding a “net” program that the Obama administration promptly ended in taking office. And he also funded the HIV/AID programs with more money than ever previously provided to African health organizations.

The Congressional Black Caucus continues to be dysfunctional and uninvolved in matters related to the continent of Africa.  You would think that people, who call themselves African-Americans, would be interested in the issues affecting the continent. Since the death of Congressman Mickey Leland, no one in the CBC has brought focus to the economic development, capital markets and governmental issues in Africa of any significance.

Americans should be aware of Mainstream Media our government’s selective manner in protecting human life.  We are having discussions about funding abortions, when tens of thousands of people are dying from starvation and dehydration.  We can provide the continent of Africa the means to be a global competitor just as we have with Japan, China, and Europe.

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Obama Goes Too Far On Gay Marriage, losing Black and Independent Voters!

May 16, 2012

Barak Obama has finally pushed Black Americans to make a choice about him, based on his record. His recent evolution in support of Gay Marriage, while telling Blacks to “stop whining” was the straw that broke the camel’s back.  My Democratic friends both Black and White openly acknowledge their disappointment in Mr. Obama’s performance as CIC thus far, and are not supporting him in November.  His arrogance and self-importance has become a topic of conversation among even my most liberal friends.

 

I received calls over the last few days from disgruntled Blacks that are verbally and factually more Charles Butler than me, in their disapproval of Mr. Obama.  I hear in Black churches across the land Black ministers that still support Mr. Obama are losing credibility with their congregations.  Interestingly enough I declared on election night of November of 2008, “Besides being a historical event, the election of Barak Obama would increase Americans interest and participation in the political process and governance of the country, and that will not bode well for Mr. Obama.”

 

Black Americans have overlooked President Obama’s neglect of any meaningful dialogue, legislation or action on their behave at any time in his political, professional or person life.  He has eluded anything remotely connected to Black Americans.  This includes the overt exclusion of a Black American from a formal cabinet post, (Eric Holder is clear that he is a Barbadian, not African American), which has not happened in decades.  Since election day I have compared Mr. Obama to Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter and in the last week the parallels could not have become clearer with the Putin/G8 debacle, refusing to address the Russia’s preemptive strike threat on the U.S and NATO, and Gay Marriage support.

 

Mr. Obama’s support of Gay Marriage is tantamount to and or exceeds President Carter’s gaff of “I asked Amy what was the most important issue … and she said nuclear weaponry” moment.  Mr. Obama claims that Sasha and Malia influenced his view on same-sex activity.  I think as an adult and loving parent their views should have been alarming to him, instead of revisionary.  He should have used it as a teaching moment to say: homosexuality is forbidden in the eyes of God through the written word, and he destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and created the Great Flood to do a RESET.

 

I heard from friends that at their (Black) church services the pastors were declaring last Sunday that it was Obama’s white liberal mother’s side of him that influenced his to support of Gay Marriage.  I have shared more than a few laughs about that the last few days. Too funny!  Totally not P.C. but I am just repeating a reoccurring incident that’s out there among friends.

 

Remember, when polled most White Americans thought of him as half-white in their reason to vote for him.  Black Americans like Africans are not tolerant of homosexuality from a moral perspective as reflected in the Prop 8 vote in California last year.  It’s connected to a strong social conservative perspective and belief in the Bible.

 

However, the Black church has long been a haven for Black homosexuals in the choir and for their generous contributions to the collection plate.  The Black clergy has long had a dichotomy with the gay issue in its ranks and congregations.  Booker T. Washington often criticized the Black clergy for the proclivity to sexual indiscretions and promiscuity.   In the Black American community openly gay ministers were/are popular and well-financed.  I can remember people speaking of Prophet Jones and Sweet Daddy Grace in the 50’s and 60’s.  My family strongly disapproved of both men and thought they made a mockery of religion and the race with their feminine behavior.

 

The Obama’s have been given a pass by the Black clergy and Black media for their overt transgressions over the years against Black Americans and their interests.   The Obama’s have taken healthcare away from the poor at University of Chicago Hospital, cut funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the first year in office refused to do commencement speeches at HBCUs, ignored Black contracting projects, supported the racist employment system of big unions, and the list goes on.  The media appointed Black Leaders would have yelled racist and racism at the top of their Democratized voices, if a Republican President had blatantly ignored Black issues, and the urban agenda.

 

Obama has disrespected Black America with disregard “in your face” style similar to Woodrow Wilson.  His speech last year to the Congressional Black Caucus was one of the most racist, and embarrassing I have ever heard directed at Black Americans.  In the spiritual style of a Black preacher Mr. Obama told Black folks to “Stop complaining, stop whining, and take off your bedroom slippers…” In other words Aunt Jemima take off that head rag, house coat and house shoes and make some noise for me.  He has never spoken to any other group that way?  The members of the CBC were upset and angry and publicly criticized President Obama for his remarks.  The audacity of this weak, feminine, girlie man-acting dude was an affront of the highest nature. 

 

My observation is that the Black vote is irrelevant in 2012, as it was 2010.   Mr. Obama’s campaign and others are not concerned about whether they have Blacks vote for the ticket or not.  They are seeking the Latino vote.  Dave Plouffe seemed almost giddy in his book about the campaign and the fact that they didn’t need to spend any serious money to get the Black vote.  The irony of the strategy is that Barack agreed with the decision not to spend advertising dollars with Black media across the country.

 

We cannot allow politicians or Hollywood to define our morals and values.  Regardless, of the version of the Bible or the translation it is still the same, homosexual activity is unacceptable and unnatural behavior in God’s eyes.  Those of us that believe in the scriptures as written and interpreted over the years, have the right to practice our religious beliefs.

 

It is time to elect a President who believes that marriage is between a man and woman.  It is time to elect a President who teaches his children morals and values and not the other way around.  It is time to have for someone to represent the American people and the world.  It is time for America to embrace opportunity and justice for all.

 

The Obamas’ declare an interest in obesity in school children when they know that in 2009 in the Chicago Public School system almost 400 were wounded and 144 killed by gunfire in 2009.  How can children run and play in these warzone-like neighborhoods.  Barack Obama goes to war in Libya, but will not declare a stop to Black school children being killed in the streets of Chicago, a few blocks from his Kenwood home, (not to mention other urban centers) something is missing.

 

The majority of Black Americans are social and fiscal conservatives by the classic political definitions.  Mr. Obama is a classic liberal, converted Christian (from Islam), and an admitted non-African American by life experience.  If Blacks give him a pass on the Gay issue they deserve the continued exclusion from the national discourse that emanates from the White House.

 

After all, how can anyone take a group of people serious that continues to vote for a party label instead of their own self-interests and candidates records?  I am sure the great Black leaders of the past like Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Charles Houston, Thurgood Marshall are turning over in their graves from the embarrassment of Black Americans continued lack of intellect, and sophistication when it comes to exercising of their “right to vote”.

 

 

 

 

Obama’s vision of being a citizen of world hurts Americans at home!

May 10, 2012

Over the last few days I have waited for the mainstream media (MSM) to address some of the issues facing America on the global stage, and so far I have been very disappointed.

I know many of you are wondering what in the heck is Charles talking about now? My hope is that you take the time to do more research about the topics and issues I raise in this short blog and encourage others to do the same.  Then call your Congressman, and Senators with your opinion.

Why is the American MSM discussing Gay Marriage instead of the impact of Russia’s new incoming president, former KGB operative, Vladimir Putin on U.S./Russia relations?  Mr. Putin is violently suppressing the protestors and consolidating political power once again, and the MSM is not reporting on it.  Russia’s most Senior military officer, Chief of General Staff Nikolai Makarov has warned that Russia may preemptively use “destructive force” and strike American NATO missile defense sites.  The most informative and balanced article I read was in the Times of Israel, they got it right.  You can Google other articles and videos but this very good article on the real issue.  The 2010 START treaty was an American give away by the Obama Administration in the opinion of defense experts on both sides of the aisle.  Then again Mr. Obama, told us his goal is to have a “Non Nuclear World”.  Russian Television (RT) presents their side and it is very weak, but the commentators speak perfect English!

Now, go back and read the beginning of the above paragraph and explain to yourself, how could this topic have not been a major story in the American media.  Russia, threatens a preemptive strike on the U.S. and NATO and it is not the topic is evening or morning news?

The little, if any discussion about this story in the news shows degree of protection the MSM affords Pres. Obama and his administration.  Mr. Sarkozy, and Mr. Netanyahu have publicly referred to Mr. Obama as weak and naïve about world affairs.  Others have been more kind but, critical of his lack of leadership and conviction to any position.

Sunday’s media tour for Obama’s administration was about the issue of Gay Marriage, an emotional social issue for the country.  Meanwhile, the government’s April report on jobs and unemployment numbers were down and we are listening to a campaign pitch from surrogates. Marriage is important to all of our citizens.  I get it!  But, so is the “elected” job of President and Vice President of the United States of America.

Mr. Obama was elected to head the Executive Branch of government, and tasked with enforcing laws, like the SCOTUS rulings, Congressional legislation, Defense of Marriage Act, and Federal Immigration Laws.  Thus far, the esteemed constitutional law professor (not true, a U of C senior lecturer) usurps the Constitution, because he states, “it is outdated”, and does an end run on the Congress with a Czar hierarchy and the use of federal agencies to govern.

Last year, Mr. Obama signed the United Nations Law Of The Sea Treaty, using an Executive Order.  As an esteemed constitutional law professor and former U.S. Senator he knows the treaty will be considered non-binding and illegal.  The LOST treaty, basically gives away our sovereign independence as a nation.  And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has signed the United Nations Small Arms Treaty. Read about it here, for yourself.  The Washington elitist, with their taxpayer-paid 24/7 security guards and transportation should try living without those amenities on the Southeast side of Washington, D.C. for a few days.  I am sure their stance on gun control and efficiency of public transportation would change drastically.

Should remind you that both Barack and Hillary were U.S. Senators and know that a treaty needs 2/3 of the Senate vote to be ratified. The U.S. never ratified joining, Wilson’s brainchild, The League of Nations, but the lame duck Senate of 2012 may vote to pass numerous legislative bills that the American will be voting out in November.

The Obama Administration wants us to focus on the issue of Gay Marriage, which affects less than 1% of the American population, he and his Czars are signing treaties and making policies that adversely affect 99% of the country.

In March of 2009 I foresaw several parallels between President Obama, Presidents’ Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter.  In the case of Wilson, their Ivy League academic backgrounds (Disneyland-like) and visionary nativity about the state of the country and the world seems to be out of touch to the ordinary citizen of U.S.  In the case of Jimmy Carter, one termer because of his policies and beliefs, not the color of his skin.

 

 


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