A quick programming note, I noted in yesterday’s Daily Ghion Water that I was going to write “This Week’s Precap of Corporate Media Bullcrap”. As some of you know by now, I write when I am moved by the moment and as I’m inspired by the spirit; after reflecting most of the day at work reflecting about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr and the way his narrative has been hijacked by the same people who assassinate him to further this system of depraved corporatism/federalism, I decided to delay the weekly segment and wrote instead an article about the blueprint of how prophets are assassinated to advance the agenda of the killers. I’m going to lead off today’s Daily Ghion Water with an excerpt from the article because this write up goes at the heart of the Ghion Journal’s mission which is to peel back the lies of the powerful and lead a discussion about the ways we are being deceived as a people. With that said, let me dispense your the Daily Ghion Water.
Lies are exotic, truth is pretty basic. Kennedy spoke against the hustle of hustlers and he was given a death sentence. The truth is that a coup d’état occurred on November 22nd, 1963 and money was at the root of Kennedy’s execution. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X were killed for the same reason; they were fine as long as they talked about injustice through a one dimensional perspective. But both Malcolm and Martin changed at the last stage of their lives. Malcolm X came back from Mecca and disavowed his fiery rhetoric and started to agitate for universal justice. Likewise, Martin Luther King stopped speaking about just the “black” cause and started to speak up against the Vietnam War and tried to lead a movement of poor people irrespective of their color. [from Ghion Journal]
Because all of US are Immigrants
“Dreamers”—those who benefit from DACA—did not do anything wrong when they came to America. Their parents skirted immigration laws by crossing the U.S. border, but they often had good reasons (self-preservation and family survival being high on the list). Kids who have grown up in America and become productive members of society should not be punished for their parents’ mistakes. And claiming Democrats don’t want DACA, without mentioning that they don’t support a deal contingent on building a border wall (at a cost of $21 billion to $150 billion, depending on which report you believe), is disingenuous at best and flat-out lying at worst. [from Truthdig]
More about King’s Legacy
Writing for The Intercept on Monday, Zaid Jilani points to a notable shift in public opinion polling before and decades after King’s death; in 1966, 63 percent of Americans held a negative view of him, but by 1999, King was ranked second, behind Mother Theresa, on a list of the most admired figures of the 20th century. King had been more widely accepted in the early 1960s, but his popularity declined with his decisions to publicly denounce the Vietnam War and launch more provocative anti-poverty initiatives. [from Common Dreams]
In what political commentator Zach Carter has accurately called “One of the most honest statements ever made by a member of Congress,” Gabbard took yet another bold stand that will doubtless earn her many fans and many enemies, calling upon President Trump to sit down at the negotiating table with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “without preconditions” with the understanding that the DPRK has obtained its nuclear arsenal precisely because Pyongyang has been observing the way America treats nations which don’t fall into line with its interest. [from Caitlin Johnstone]
Because Wars are ALWAYS a Racket
That provocateured violence and carnage are handy tools in the hands of deep state operatives looking to destabilize foreign governments is, by this point, self-evident. But what if you are a totalitarian tyrant looking to quell domestic dissent? Never fear! Just because these tactics can be employed to overthrow governments abroad doesn’t mean they can’t be used for smaller scale operations at home. [from Corbett Report]
This is Long, But this is DEEP
This Day in History
1979 – The Shah leaves Iran. Because you know, imposing “Democracies” by outsiders is never a good idea and always leads to the blow backs of despotism or anarchy. You would think we would have learned our lesson after trying to impose the Shah on Iran, a decision that gave birth to Ayatollah Khomeini. But we never learn, as we witnessed in Iraq, Syria, Libya and on and on and on…
Quote of the Day
“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
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Originally from Ethiopia with roots to Atse Tewodros II, Lij Teodrose is a former community organizer whose writing was incorporated into Barack Obama's South Carolina primary victory speech in 2008. He pivoted away from politics and decided to stand for collective justice after experiencing the reality of the forgotten masses. His writing defies conventional wisdom and challenges readers to look outside the constraints of labels and ideologies that serve to splinter the people. Lij Teodrose uses his pen to give a voice to the voiceless and to speak truth to power.
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