Rachel Dolezal: When Whites Not Right
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Rachel Dolezal: When Whites Not Right
by Reggie Radney
Title: Woman With Red Flower
by Reggie Radney
This is a painting from a series created years ago about specific issues in regard to mixed race people.
The painting reminds me of the Rachael Dolezal situation .
The original caption in draft for was as follows:
There is no monolithic image of a black woman. Some are so light they appear white(Caucasian). Some are so dark people assume they are black(African descent). Some are bi-racial/multi racial/multi-ethnic but they are all beautiful in their own unique way. Much conflict has been made over these issues. Many have been conflicted about “acting black enough, white enough, light enough, good enough, right enough.
When Whites Not Right
by Reggie Radney
I suspect everyone from the shrinks, parents, politicians and everyday people will be interested to know what is going on with Rachel Dolezal.
She’s the leader of the Spokane NAACP, and a woman we now know for certain is a white female who identifies herself as black. And who has also somehow managed to come up with good skin color and negroid hair that sells her case pretty good, at least visually.
I want to know why no one is making an admission that there is more going on.
They are using her to make artists look crazy and out of their minds.
I don’t know how many people know but she’s an incredibly talented artist and she has managed to stir up a controversy for doing something that not many white women do. She wants to be a black woman. In some ways it seems like she’s representing better than real black women, that’s pretty unusual.
She’s not the only person living under a false identity. A lot of people are doing it.
She wants us to accept her for who she wants to be rather than who she actually is. That’s a complicated set of circumstances, but as a black man I have seen women of all races do some very unusual things to “fit in” where they feel comfortable, and some of it is peculiar.
When a black man doesn’t want to act like a thug or street person, and speak and behave better, he is called a sell out and Uncle Tom. They even use to call the black men who wanted something bigger than street life Bryant Gumble, who is a very talented journalist.
So now we have a white female who has her life built around and within black culture. That’s not uncommon any more. The inside joke on the street is that that’s a “wigger”. A “white nigger”.
Yep, a new spin on that historic “N” word. But really, it’s just unusual. And actually, I understand it.
Black men probably understand why some white women do that moreso than white men.
A lot of men that are not black would be willing to harm or disown their daughters for something that involves interest in black culture that deeply.
I have known some of the purest of pure white women in my life. Women who had never even known a black person before me.
I’ve seen white women of every level, but this is a special case.
I’ve never been personal with a woman because she was white nor any other race specific thing.
But I honestly don’t believe everything should be mixed up the wrong way. That’s not really something everyone should be doing. That kind of social stuff can create a lot of social disruption and disturbance because sometime good black men get screwed up by racial politics and sometime bad black men screw up white women. At least if looking at extreme dynamics.
If people are not together for the right reasons they shouldn’t be together. Race alone is not the right reason.
A lot of white women who are with black men are with them for reasons that are not healthy for society. To party, have sex, smoke weed and dope, drink, procreate mixed race babies that are unplanned. And just things that are not healthy. That’s the part that’s upsetting no matter what race the woman is.
White children have way more problems in their homes and upbringing with their biological parents than people would care to believe. A lot of white kids hide and hold onto to their parents secrets in ways that actually harm them long term.
Parents want to feel like they have some say in the direction and position of their kids lives and they want to feel they matter and have say and influence.
A lot of kids embarrass their parents or their parents embarrass their own children.
A lot of white parents will disown their children and kick them out of the race if they want to do something different than their parents believe in.
Parents actually corrupt children sometime with racial ideologies that the kids don’t believe in and that can create tension in families. A lot of white parents think that at some point most black guys will harm their daughter or hurt the white race etc. Until they come out of denial and realize that it’s more likely a white person will harm a white woman than a black person.
Sometime parents detach from kids to keep their kids from running them crazy or leading them to a heart attack or stroke. Or some other nervous breakdown or anger.
It’s not entirely racial. They just know black culture has some behaviors that endanger society, even as they know there is a race issue at play socially too, they don’t want that conduct in their surroundings. But stable black people don’t want that either.
God only knows what the trauma was that was the main influence in upsetting the parent-child relationship in the Dolezal family. It may have had nothing to do with race.
Some white women are just uncomfortable with racism and the way white men treat other people in general, including white people, so they seek out a place of comfort and acceptance.
A lot of parents today mistreat their children emotionally which will eventually become something psychological because of the nature vs. nurture need of humanity.
Rachel did not seem unsatisfied. And technically, she can be who ever the hell she wants to be in her mind. But her birth certificate gives her a birth identity that the law and census recognizes.
Some white parents raise their children properly and human and some of them instill racist values and other conflicts at a very young age.
And even the church has an influence in racism being embedded in public psychology. The church system is very much divided by race but claim to be for faith towards the same God.
There have always been white women and girls embraced as black sisters. And some of them are literally as lily white as can be. Everyone is not nor interested in being hung up on race.
All that cultural stress is very taxing and overwhelming for emotional women.
A womans natural senses are not to really be racist.
It’s when they desensitize and become brainwashed and detached from a maternal instinct that they become racist, insensitive, decadent or some other form of feelinglessness.
I have worked hard on women. Some of whom have turned out to be awesome and some huge disappointments and underachievers.
The man bears the burden of it all because in one way or another he is blamed for both what he does and what the woman does too.
Rachel is being used to disparage the black man in subtle bigotry because of personal choices she made. If not for the black man no one would care about race.
I mean after all, she’s in charge of a group driven by a history of serving a pro-black agenda for the most part.
I get upset because they want to blame the black man and hate the black man for a woman wanting to be associated with blackness.
But what if there are parts of blackness that is actually better for them?
This situation raises great and relevant issues because we are being asked why it has to be about color and race?
Who started that?
It goes to show that we don’t live to be human, we are living to be racial, and that’s what’s wrong.
They (the status quo race establishment, pro-black extremists and others) want to make an example out of Rachel because they fear white women siding with the black man. Because without the white woman, racism doesn’t work for the white man. And without the black man pro-black doesn’t work for black extremists.
But I guess Rachel gets what one journalist calls “white privilege” to be black.
It goes to show how a lie is sometime a shield and we have to question whether it was a lie to deceive and harm or a lie to try to find safety and security.
This is an opportunity to make a woman look crazy, stupid and out of her mind. Because it’s so abnormal. But really, she gets a choice of her social identity.
But when you falsify information about who you really are, it compromises the system and could create a lot of problems.
A lot of women make a living and get benefit off black culture that blacks themselves are not even afforded, if being black is the sales point.
I don’t know her personal relationship with her parents, but a lot of kids hate their parents in whole or in part. They just don’t get along.
Parents sometime have kids that are unlike who they are as parents.
I’m not in a rush to tell any woman white, black or other to go hookin’ up with black men because they are black. That’s stupid. People fail to realize sometime white women are safer with black men than white men. That’s a little known fact.
Misogyny and harm to women is by far not solely a black issue.
Think about it. This woman became who she wanted to be and actually succeeded. That could encourage a whole lot of women to seek out self reliance in non-traditional ways and really, it scares white men.
At the same time fascination with stereotypes about black men as sex objects and criminals or athletes is harmful, even as a lot of stereotypes and myths are true about black cultural conduct.
I am personally concerned when I see white women or any women who take a liking and affection to black male deviance and misconduct. The negative side of black culture.
The NAACP is about social justice. Not really just race, but race is obviously a factor.
People also have to consider that one of the big influences of black culture as relates to the NAACP is a Julian Bond. Who himself is bi-racial.
Most of the time it’s white mothers who are the influencers of bi-racial children and the black fathers of bi-racial children are socially demonized.
This case involving Rachel Dolezal is a very special situation.
White men of a certain strand do not like or approve of free thinking independent women. They want control.
But honestly, this is not about all that.
Something happened to Rachael that is deeply emotional and collides with beliefs and identity at the same time. Rachael has some traumas and she went where it made her feel peaceful and real.
Can a white man or woman have a black soul?
Can a black woman or man have a white soul?
Can a person in their heart and mind feel they have a connectedness that’s different than what their biological skin suggests?
This is in part good for Rachael because there are people who will organize her harm or murder just to scare women and just to disparage black men and make them look like they corrupt women and children.
To trap women psycho-emotionally and make them have to feel like betrayers of their race if they do something else. But again, the problem is a lot of black guys DO corrupt women. If a woman of any color gets with the wrong strand of man it will take a toll on her psychology and her life.
It would be easy to talk tit for tat about how the white man treats women, but we really should take a look at black culture more closely because there is more neglect and abuse of known familial ties and responsibilities.
You have to go through a process to acclimate people to what the change is that you will act upon. You can’t just do certain things against the conform and not expect opposition if people are used to things being only one way.
But when it’s said and done, most of what is invested in civilization is due to the investment in the white woman and the black man.
I have helped raise a lot of babies. Some of whom were bi-racial and thought to be mine. Some bi-racial kids are raised white, and some are raised black. It depends on where the child is.
Rachel may have done something crazy to find a way out of the affliction in her self identity but she may know more than we are giving her credit for about our humanity.
Why do people who would not otherwise care about race feel so impacted by what Rachel is alleged to have been hiding as a white women claiming she is black?
There are white women who act more black than black women. I’ve seen them.
Social science says that if you look in a mirror and you see a different image than what is in the reflection, something might be wrong with you. You might be mentally ill.
But people have a natural right to see themselves how they wish to. It’s just like fashion. People can wear what they want as long as it’s properly worn. So in effect, I guess people can be who they want to be.
For example. We spend billions each year telling kids and adults it’s okay to be a superhero they saw in a film, a cartoon or some other figure or place of heroism. But we know they can’t really be Batman, Cat Woman or Superman and fly through the air or shoot webs like Spiderman etc.
Some artists are complicated people, but complicated people come in all forms.
I just want to make some assertions about this issue before another attack on artists to disparage the profession is put out there.
Women do a lot, go through a lot and are put through a lot by and for society. So when you see a woman do something crazy, you kind of have to accept that that happens sometime when they go over their emotional threshold.
Sometimes it comes out as anger or feminine rage, sometimes it comes out as aggression and desensitizing, sometime it comes out as tears and confusion. And sometime it comes out as unusual crazy behaviors.
Sometime the intelligent crazy bitch (woman) is better. And sometimes she’s not. Sure the “B” word is taboo. This entire situation is taboo.
I want to see what Rachael has to say before I continue this piece, but it’s a very unusual case. And I just hope it’s not part of a race agenda to divide people vs. bring people to understanding together. A lot of people have problems.
And my descriptions have frame of reference, reason, cause and context. I’m not for just disparaging women to be misogynist. But I am for being straight up real with women so they know what’s going on and how men think and feel.
There is no way no one could have known about Rachels situation.
Some people can’t even get an interview with factual information and some people can lead a false identity and be given the key to the City. Strange how that works.
I have long said that we have to accept that there are all kinds of people in this crazy world. And we need that to remind ourselves when we are out of alignment. The only reason we know we are not crazy is when we see something that shows us when someone actually has gone crazy.
But some things that look crazy are not really crazy, we just haven’t seen it before.
There are many least expected people who do far more crazy things than it appears this Rachael has done. They may not change their racial identity, but it’s something else crazy.
My question is this. If white people are so confused about why a white woman would change her race identity, why are they not confused about why white people sun tan?
Some of the most racist people have some of the very best sun tans. Explain that? It’s really no different.
I mean why would a person who claims they are the whitest of white, want to be darker instead of pale?
I just wanted to give some things to consider as we sort out this puzzling issue of identity. As many of you know I have have been covering a lot of issues in this arena.
It’s all a part of selling mixture. The pendulum of segregation has swung back into it’s polar opposite position.
I don’t want this to be about black men. I think this is about something far beyond that.
We’ll learn more as this situation develops but I don’t think we have seen a case like this before.
What if everything about what a person does otherwise is normal and impressive, and then there is this other fraction that makes you question it all?
That’s what we are looking at and dealing with here.
A lot of people are hiding secrets.
Racial, economic, sexual, religious, political, familial, personal……. you name it, it’s all going on.
But what happens when everyone is living a life that is different than who they really are in legal documents?
What would happen if everyone was masquerading under a false identity. A lot of people are.
A lot of people live under aliases, nicknames and pen names, stage names, performance names etc.
Basically, she stole her own identity and created a new one. And no one has a right to tell her what to think but legally speaking, we have to know who the people representing public positions really are, if we really want to know.
So since she changed her identity can we make up a name for her that’s black.
Like Keisha Lawanda Brown or something? I don’t know about any of that. This is an unusual situation. According to latest news she’ll be doing a press conference soon.
But it begs the question. If a white man woke up one day and said he was black, what happens? Because some white guys do consider themselves white chocolate. And black culture knows some of them ARE white chocolate.
So Bruce Jenner can become Caitlyn Jenner and be put on the cover of a magazine spread. But when a white woman says she wants to be black, that’s a new problem. Something is strange about that.
Questions of morality, honesty and sanity come into play.
All of it is just all over the place sometime.
I’d rather just be human.
Let’s wait and see what Rachel has to say for herself.
It has been reported that on Monday, June 15, 2015. Rachel resigned her position as President of the NAACP of Spokane and the press conference she had scheduled has been cancelled.
Thanks for reading from the Color Line.
By Rachel Dolezal
What The Bed Said
©© What The Bed Said
Published by Reggie Radney Friday, May 15, 2015
Let’s talk about the bed.
What exactly is it?
Is it a place to rest? An enticement tool or device? A crime scene? Set design? Place of healing? Place for religious procreation?
The bed is more complicated than people realize.
I think everyone loves a comfortable and cozy place to relax and rest. The main place people do that is in the bedroom, or wherever there is a bed.
You can sleep comfortably in many other ways and on many other sleeping places or spaces, but the main place is the bed.
In an ideal situation when we think about the ultimate place of rest, we think about about a mattress, headboard and footboard that’s held together by a frame of some kind. We use and/or share this sleep furnishing as a resting place.
The bedding industry specifically focuses on trying to give people the ultimate resting and sleeping experience. They sell not only the bed, but all kinds of accessories for the bed and bedroom to set the tone or atmosphere that those that occupy, own it or otherwise use it, seek.
Beds can come in all shapes and sizes.
All kinds of things happen in beds. Nightmares, snoring, slobber etc, and really, just about anything you can imagine.
I’ve always been kind of strange when it comes to bedding arrangements, and for good reason.
Recently there was news coverage on a most unusual subject. They were discussing what the way people sleep together in bed says about their relationship.
They showed an image of the traditional spoon and the butt to butt-back to back sleeping styles.
But most of the time, nobody really sleeps like that regularly.
When people are in love and feeling secure you may see lots of contact and cuddling up etc. A bed partner may be feel touchy, so to speak, and it may not always be sexual, just intimate. Hand on booty or boob or thingy etc. Those things happen.
But all people who sleep together in the same place are not always on those kinds of personal intimate terms.
Sometime there can be conflict in the bed.
When tensions or emotions that are in question are in bed, it makes for some unusual circumstances. The way a person sleeps does become something more than only a resting style.
Some people sleep on their back, some on their stomach. Or how about the person who starts off in bed right side up and by the time everyone wakes up they are upside down in bed, with their heels laying on top of your face. Or what about rough sleepers who have violent turns in bed that sometimes land on your head. Or deep sleepers who somehow deaden the weight in bed and are impossible to move when you need a little space? Or the butt nudger who will gradually nudge you to the edge of the bed until you are about to fall off? What about the bed hog? Or the one that is a toss and turner who lands a knuckle sandwich in your mouth or on your head just trying to get comfortable, while still asleep?
Some situations in bed are tense.
I’ve been in situations where I had to put a barricade between me and someone to make sure I knew when she moved, because she just couldn’t be trusted.
Or what about the rogue sleeper? The one that sneaks around when you are asleep going through all your stuff? Sifting through your personals and pockets looking for dirt material or something they can get a hold of without your permission or without you knowing?
Or the scary sleeper, that one that stares at you while you sleep to the point where you wake up and can feel their eyes on you in ways that seem more creepy than normal intimate, and freak you out wondering if they might do something to you in your sleep?
It’s becoming more and more difficult to sleep with other people.
Very few people get adequate and comfortable rest.
All kinds of things are on our minds……. deadlines, alarms, schedules, worry about safety of the kids and self, personal health and many other potential stressors etc.
One of the times and places people are drugged most is at bedtime. Everybody doesn’t always get sick or die in their sleep naturally.
The bed is probably one of the most iconic symbols of tragedy in human history, and hardly anyone realizes it.
The movie, film and publishing industry business thrives off bedroom related stories.
Everything from Sleeping Beauty to Farrah Fawcett and The Burning Bed,
films like Consenting Adults, Misery, Unfaithful, Sleeping With The Enemy and all kinds of other portrayals are the settings for horrific tragedy that involves beds.
And of course the horror industry thrives off bedroom tragedy like things seen in feature films like ………..A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Freddy Krueger shows up in the middle of your dreams while sleeping and commits murder and violence that turns out to be real and then escapes back into a persons dreams. That film sent shockwaves through public psychology and the Horror Film Industry.
What about when the demon possessed the soul of the young girl in bed in The Exorcist?
Or when Count Dracula would sneak into the room in darkness and drink the blood of a sleeping woman and turn her into a zombie under his spell, who would then herself also become a vampire?
Dracula was a stalker, a rapist who breaks in and enters, attacks his victim in her sleep and then turns into a bat and flies off.
Or what about suspense thrillers where people are awakened in the middle of the night to a noise that indicates someone else is in their home or their bedroom?
See, beds are also used to exploit the night hours, time, light, psychology and location.
Remember the film A Stranger Is Watching? It was a very frightening film.
Something about sex, violence and beds has been a never ending source of terror and fear.
It runs synonymous with perceptions we learn are attributed to darkness and monsters or some evil threatening force or being that endangers people when they sleep.
Another thing the bed is an iconic symbol of is rape and child molestation, including incest.
Most things surrounding sex crime or non-physical contributors like jealousy, envy and hate have to do with some thought, in some way, involving what goes on, has gone on, or might go on in a bed or trying to get someone into one.
Sometime the motivation for bed tragedy is revenge, retaliation or retribution. Sometime it’s just flat out sexual deviancy and predation.
The case of Ron Cotton involved a black man who was misidentified and incarcerated for 11 years for a rape of a woman named Jennifer Thompson that he did not commit. It involved a bed and bedroom rape, as well as a racial component. She asserted she knew for sure it was Ron Cotton and found out what she thought she knew for sure was not true. She altered a mans life, and it turned out she and the person she accused were both victims of another mans misconduct towards women. They tried him twice and reconvicted his innocence again.
According to information written in his profile from the Innocence Project, Cotton got a job in the warehouse of LabCorp, the company that tested the DNA evidence that proved his innocence. – See more at: http://www.innocenceproject.org/cases-false-imprisonment/ronald-cotton#sthash.QCj46pf7.dpuf
I was in college while Ron Cotton was incarcerated and the O.J. Simpson trial and other stories involving blondes was going on. And so the cultural tension was something that was exploited in public media and press, as well as throughout the college and university systems nationwide, selling the sex crime system of the future. The DNA based case law research and study system was being created and put into motion.
They were selling sex crime, date rape and domestic violence simultaneously in all races and colors of people. A lot of DNA was collected when people were in high school and college during that time. Like pre-collected samples. DNA gave them the ability to convict a blood sample or some other source of DNA as a John or Jane Doe. That also means the name, number or profile of that sample could be used or manipulated at any time.
In the South in particular, if a sex tragedy occurs involving one black man, they will use that as means to cause or create race polarization of all people.
The case of Genarlowe Wilson involved a teen sports star who was videotaped while a young female was performing oral sex on him while laying on a bed during a social function, consensually, with people walking past and through and viewing it out in the open.
The sentence he was given caused polarization throughout the country and between races, even as the person performing the act was black and clearly consenting. They said she was under the legal age by statute to perform such acts and he was punished as if he made her do it and was the aggressor of something non-consensual.
It was during a public sex crime trend in popular culture. Especially when it came to athletes and celebrities or wealthy and well known people. But the people from lower economic status were publicized and punished most disparately.
Cases like the ones mentioned are the ones that end up in the dirty dimension of bed life and lifestyle.
But when it comes to sleep positions specifically, there are other dynamics and dimensions. I’m just trying to clarify that beds are utilized for a lot more than only sleeping and resting.
The sleep position in bed is the most vulnerable position. That’s the one time when you actually are unable to defend your self, assuming you are actually resting and actually sleeping.
When you sleep you are in a rest and dormant mode of conscious unconscious. When you move into a deep sleep you can be in REM (Rapid Eye Movement). Where your body is resting and dormant and your mind is wide awake in your dreams.
Sometimes there is terror in your dream, or sometime it can be the opposite extreme and turn out to be a fantasy wet dream.
All of it can be influenced by substances.
The thought of someone doing something awful when you are in deep sleep is enough to keep you awake, even when you are sleeping.
A lot of sleep is often interrupted.
There are all kinds of sleep studies going on and hardly anyone knows or realizes it.
Sirens, alarms, train horns, car horns, vehicles, airplanes, dogs barking and many other atmospheric noises that can disrupt rest. There’s a part of atmospheric noise we learn to accept and block out, even as we hear it and what it sounds like may be going on.
There is a circadian rhythm involved with sleep. We are actually told when to sleep or not sleep throughout most of our lives. We have rest patterns and times that we sleep best and most comfortable in.
We have a nocturnal time setting forced upon us based upon what we like to utilize daylight for in socialization, work, interaction etc. You know, like Work Life vs. Personal Life vs. Night Life. That’s what the whole term “Nights Owls” and “Graveyard Shift” is all about.
Really, and honestly, most of the most horrific tragedies in the history of humanity really do involve beds and bed rooms, but again, hardly anyone realizes it.
Cases like the ones involving Mary Winkler, Jodi Arias, Susan Wright, and many-many more started in bed.
Something about the bed coincides with rape and sexual violence.
Or other violations like peeping, breaking and entering or trespassing etc. It’s very strange, but true.
In bed people are not only sleeping vulnerably but usually in a state of some form of undress, even naked, increasing their vulnerability.
A lot of people sleep commando in their birthday suit.
Have you ever heard of the case of Steven Avery?
A man convicted for 18 years for a rape he did not commit and then returned back to prison after allegedly raping, murdering and then burning the body of a female photographer named Theresa Halbach.
The claims were substantiated by relatives of Avery including his nephew Brendan Dassey who was said to be cognitively limited.
And there were other relatives were shown to have lied or embellished on the stand, literally, just for attention. Then after convicting Avery and sending him back to prison, the prosecutor ends up in trouble for sexual misconduct with victims of domestic abuse that he would exploit when they came to his office for help. He ended up going to some form of sex rehabilitation. It all involved beds.
They said Avery chained or handcuffed Halbach to the bed and violently raped her and killed her, but no one had anything to substantiate he did except the testimony of a cognitively limited nephew, Dassey.
Which was questionable because one of Averys young relatives made up a story and testified later recanting it saying she made it up because she wanted to be a part of was going on with all the people and the national news. She wanted attention. A lot of people do things like that.
It was all very sad and tragic.
She was a real young person caught up in all the hype of it. And apparently she was willing to sacrifice her own kin to have some of it.
Avery was in the midst of a multi-mullion dollar lawsuit for false imprisonment and other damages and Manitowoc Wisconsin did not want to make that payment. The Averys were a dirt poor white family with some property and a junk salvage and thrift business of some kind. They were easy to exploit. Avery was an exoneree by way of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
They sent Theresa Halbach on that assignment on purpose.
I can recall how her family was impacted, especially her brother.
I have never said anything publicly until now, but I have always had some questions. See, after 18 years in prison they considered Avery expendable and they most certainly didn’t want to pay millions of dollars, which was something they had no way out of.
My birth city has been terrorized, for (literally) decades off bedroom related tragedy.
People allegedly being killed, slaughtered, raped, strangled, stabbed and more, in claims of brutal violence associated with burglaries and break-ins of homes and bedrooms.
I don’t know if you all have heard of Carlton Gary, Kareem Lane and Michael Curry.
They are subjects of some of these horrible bedroom related tragedies I have mentioned, and so was Jeffrey Dahmer of Wisconsin, who slept with the dead after he murdered them and had sex with them after killing them, some which are known to have been on beds.
When we see crime shows, movies and real crime scenes, the ones that really get everyone emotional day after day, year after year, is the bloody bed scene.
Things like we saw in the case of Tommy Lynn Sells and other cases where some invader enters a room and violates someone in, or on, a bed.
A little girl named Krystal survived one of his brutal attacks.
You can scare families in a wide spread way when the thoughts of things like that happening to them enters their mental picture. You can scare the whole world and everyone who has a home or bed.
At the same time, for some reason, people like and are attracted to scandalous or violent stories about the bedroom. They also enjoy the opposite, the romance, allure and seduction of the bedroom.
Stephen McDaniel from Macon, GA, a law student at the alma mater of Nancy Grace, Mercer University, was stalking and peeping in on a law student named Lauren Giddings, videotaping her in her room of her apartment.
He had a master key of her apartment key re-made and she was awakened to him standing over her in her bed during her sleep and was startled awake by his presence when she thought she was home alone and secure.
He says he strangled her, killed her, then dismembered her body. He professed his innocence and cried on tv in disbelief it could have happened as if he had no knowledge of how or why someone would do such a thing. He held onto that lie for 3 years until he finally confessed he did it. His parents were behind him saying it was impossible for the son they knew and raised to have been guilty.
It was a very difficult situation that hurt a lot of people.
A lot of death, both naturally and tragically, begins or ends in the bed.
The bed is the source of many things. Love, sex, sickness, death, rest etc.
The bedding industry is critical to furnishing homes now.
The police and all law enforcement systems track things like bed sales and what the bed is made of, but hardly anyone knows it.
Recently in Georgia, a police chief shot his sleeping wife in the back, twice, paralyzing her and he said it happened by accident when he was sleeping next to her in that bed with his shotgun.
I’ve always been funny about beds. I’ve seen a lot of bad things happen in and because of beds.
I’ve seen soiled beds, old beds, baby cribs and even people doing flips on old mattresses and bedding as a recreation sport.
You never know what all has gone on or in beds when that bed belongs to someone else.
Anything can be on or in a bed.
And all kinds of relations and/or bedfellows can have connection or interactions on or because of a bed.
In my home town they were looking for pubic hairs, pet hairs, head hairs, towel and carpet fibers, body fluids, or anything and all things that can be found on a bed.
I always chose to make alternative bedding or sleeping arrangements, or use futons and Asian forms of bedding. Or something that had a more natural and traditional nature to it, so I knew what I was sleeping on. Or else I’d just sleep on the floor.
Most people don’t even know or care what they sleep on.
I’m old school traditional. Any place that’s safe and comfortable is all good if you have no bedding options, arrangements or choices of your own.
I’m particular about beds in general. I’ve slept on beds, cots, hammocks, couches, chairs and more. When tired people rest wherever and however they can.
The scary things about sleep all starts when we are kids and hear about stories of the boogey man and things under the bed, or when we see images of women hiding from someone trying to get them or a monster or burglar waiting for someone to go to sleep, while hiding unknown underneath the bed.
The fear and thoughts of a scary stranger in your sacred home behind your closed and locked door, who comes into your bedroom to rape or hurt you, terrorizes people.
The very worst tragedies usually happen in peoples homes, but somehow were are tricked into believing that all the worst trouble is away from home.
There is still a danger element away from home too.
On occasion it’s true danger away from home, but the worst tragedies involving beds and sex related tragedies that make the most news are at home.
In the case of Kareem Lane, a school superintendent was murdered from injuries said to be obtained from a stab wound to this back in the dark, while in bed, literally, next to his wife.
In the case of Carlton Gary they claimed this guy was breaking in homes of old women who wore stockings and panty hose and were sleeping. Years would later tell there was no way possible it occurred as everyone was led to believe.
Often times stories of infidelity, adultery, affairs, rape and more surround involvement of beds.
The adultery, infidelity and cheating industries track who purchases beds to find situations where they can learn more about individuals or couples and their relationships, their sex and comforts.
As a matter of fact, if a good looking person purchases a bed they are literally put on a list.
If parents have a good looking child those people are put on a list.
It’s not always the case for coverage of rape or child molestation because sex predators are not always picky, but good looking people have a higher probability of being sought after.
The sex industry also studies and tracks the same issues. People who are thought to be good looking can attract more suitors and so they are a higher probability target.
So, the police and law enforcement systems use that kind of information to do what they do that involves crime and sex. That’s what the “sex crimes and sensitive crimes” unit is all about.
More people are killed because of beds than probably anything, and again, hardly anyone realizes it.
In the case of Michael Curry it involved a love triangle and affair at a hotel which ended in an alleged bush ax murder of his wife and 3 young children at their home. Bed related issues.
The hotel and motel industry furnishes beds and temporary living and sleeping arrangements. The police system tracks all people who use hotels and motels. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes it’s a bad thing.
Sometime some of the corrupt ones help orchestrate tragedy in hotels and motels.
Really, if you simply think about it, the whole bedroom tragedy situation is mostly about betrayal and people sneaking around and being or becoming entangled in a dangerous act of violence.
This is used to sell what the church wants to show as infidelity, cheating, immorality, fornication, adultery etc.
You can cause a murder by leading someone to something they didn’t know was going on and cause what could be an act of situational blindness and crime of passion.
That’s why reservations and planning is a double edged sword in modern times.
Tragedy can be calculated, orchestrated and organized based on known schedules. Some people literally sit around and wait in all the places you might go, are known to go or want to go, waiting for your arrival. Indirect stalking and back stalking. Watching you, tracking you and some are even trying to photograph or videotape you. These kinds of people will pursue you obsessively and intrusively, and sometimes threateningly. Women do it and so do men.
Some people will literally stalk someone and then accuse the people they are stalking of stalking them.
I’m from a stalker driven hyper vigilance community. Stalking is a way of life here. One old man who exploits his age said “ When you’re retired you can do things like that”. So he was boasting about the fact that he had nothing but never ending time and resources to stalk people.
Do you realize how miserable and potentially dangerous someone who does something like that has the potential to be?
Who thinks someone wants to spend their time and resources using it to violate people like that?
Well, it happens all the time, and it’s also very sick.
All kinds of things from the “ho” house to the personal residences uses beds.
A bed is a weapon in sexpionage, sex scandal and more.
People are involved in sex set ups and sex stings all the time. People will find what will get you to take the bait and infiltrate you with a paid suitor who has you convinced they are the real thing. Paid to get you naked and find out information about your stuff and document and disclose it. What you’re into, what you like. What it takes to get you going and get you off. Sometime it’s for blackmail and ruin.
In one case in Wisconsin Therese Ziemann, Wendy Sewell and Michelle Belliveau gave a man what they believed to be some payback with the wife of the man, Donessa Davis. Tracy Hood-Davis, the wife of Donessa, caught her boyfriend fooling around and set him up to lure him into a trap. He volunteered to be tied up and blindfolded. Then her and her buddies collaborated.
They super glued his penis to his stomach while he was tied up and fled with his personals. They were charged with assault. It’s a true story.
More relationships are scandalized because of beds than anything. If relationships and money are involved, usually, somewhere within the conflict is a bed, and possibly sex.
Lorena Bobbit chopped her mans penis off and threw it out of the car while leaving after some embattled rage about infidelity. All involving a bed.
Catherine Kieu cut her mans penis off and put in a garbage disposal.
So this bed stuff can be complicated.
A lot of men commit or have committed brutal acts towards women and children, and sometime also men and boys, in beds.
There is something about disrupting harmony, rest, sex, love and closeness that is the source of incredible emotional trauma.
It’s like a violent assault on human sensitivities and senses.
And it can also make other people fear being involved or ending up victims of the same fate.
Bedroom issues rouse emotions of envy, jealousy, hate, distrust and more.
And there is an industry that exploits emotions. The “heartbreak” and “disheartening” industry.
The bed can become a conflict because someone refuses certain contact in the bed.
We are conditioned to believe certain things are suppose to happen when people are in bed. And so some people act upon that presumption.
I never made a habit of jumping into just any bed.
If you are in a bed you are automatically vulnerable.
There’s no way to tell what all people have done in a bed nor their intentions while in a bed.
One time I was dating a lady and laying on her bed and her young daughter came in wearing some skimpy high cut booty shorts and jumped in the bed. I jumped up and went somewhere else.
Let’s just say I’ve seen people do and say a lot of bad things. You can make something look like something has happened that has not.
In the age of DNA things can be in the bed just because of contact when no sex occurs, but can be scandalized to appear sex occurred, because a bed is involved.
Body fluids, secretions and more can literally be put on a bed.
Or the dynamics involving what happens in a bed can be all over the place. It can look like one act happens when what remains is the result of another act previously committed. Or it can be something from a previous incident, or that belongs to someone else.
We’re conditioned to believe you have to be in bed even when you don’t actually have to or need to.
A lot of scandal is orchestrated by way of the:
1. a person with whom one shares a bed
2. a temporary ally or associate
One of the most efficient ways to start a public scare is a violent sexual attack against a woman or a child, especially if it’s the child of a prominent person.
And there are people who pay for and orchestrate that too, sometime even against their own wives, lovers, children, employees etc. To put the fear of a living God and Hell in them at the same time.
The bed is a place where gender exploitation can occur.
A person can claim to have been sexually violated or raped when it isn’t true. There are certain things you can say or that are associated with a bed that can literally start a public scandal, just because someone says it, or claims that’s what they heard or that’s what it sounded like.
The accusation alone is known to be able to ruin someone.
If details are false, only partially disclosed or inconsistent etc, it can make public scandal.
Some people cry wolf about sex crime or other violation. But if that claim is made near a bedroom or a bed, it can not only be made to appear something occurred that didn’t, it can be made to appear even more terrifying.
Georgia is one of the American cultural hubs of selling sex crime, love triangles, crimes of passion and also a wife and mate killing region, that sometimes include spousal rape, in beds.
In modern day something as simple as a soiled mattress from urine, menstrual blood or otherwise, can contribute to a scandal or a claim.
If a person appears clean, religious or really innocent and liked, the cultural panic button will be pushed to inspire public hysteria and can, and will, be inflamed even more.
People who appear to be more faultless with fewer publicly documented faults against their image, character or reputation appear more honest. But they can also get away with the worst crime and exploit known knowledge of how they are perceived based upon documented knowledge. They can get awake with a sexual or threatening fake.
Then if you include mental health or illness as issues, substance use or abuse, or something that has contributed to an altered state of mind or something that impairs judgement or consent, obviously that can make for awful scandals, whether true or false.
Lots of people have been murdered and killed in beds in every kind of way.
Tanya Brandenstein of Milwaukee was shot dead by the father of their child (who was also murdered laying on top of her, by Darnell Brown.
Many moguls, millionaires and others have been killed, died or murdered on beds.
Beds are the scene of suicide, overdose and more.
It touches every level of life.
The death of cultural icon Marilyn Monroe and many celebrities involve a bed.
People like comedian Chris Farley and actor Bob Crane are amongst those who died in such a way.
Crane was beaten and killed with a camera tripod during one of his sexual orgys that he was said to like videotaping. Robert Graysmith, who also wrote about the Zodiac Killer, wrote a story on Cranes life.
Reporters and journalists have always seemed to seek scandalous sex and bed related stories.
And some have engaged in things intended to sell tragedy and blood money, even when some were actually contributors to the harm.
A lot of public harm comes as a result of beds, especially when people don’t even realize all this is going on.
Lots of people make a name for themselves selling or participating in bedroom scandal, controversy, murder, sex and violence.
So, beds are pretty serious.
Beds are scenes for the sick and wounded, and symbols of healing in homes, hospitals and other places of recovery. But they can also be the scene of murder by way of exploitation of health or medicines.
The panic and fear equation is as follows:
Bed+Scream+Blood=Perception of Tragedy
Even if it’s fake.
It’s become increasingly difficult to get a good rest and even as they are designed for the ultimate comfort and resting experience, beds remain one of the most dangerous and deadly furnishings in history.
In current news we see cases where trusted figures end up in bed related scandals, including comedian Bill Cosby and superstar athletes like Darren Sharper, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Lawrence Taylor, Warren Sapp and many others.
Celebrities like R Kelly and Michael Jackson have also been in bed related controversies.
Beds really are serious.
This information is for sleep awareness no matter where one sleeps, but particularly when in beds.
Most people are in beds with no self awareness. And many would rather not even think about or have to deal with the reality of the dangers.
Now that we are in a world of smart devices,including smart beds and smart bedrooms where electronics and other programmable features are included as accommodations and conveniences, it’s awesome, presuming things are ideal and inherently safe, but the reality remains that many will still always use what was intended to be for good, wrongly.
Most people who end up in bed related tragedies have no thought or awareness that anything like what’s been discussed is possible.
We see case after case, tear after year where trust is betrayed or some other circumstances change the dynamics and it goes from a place of rest and comfort to a place of danger.
For some reason, people just assume these kinds of things don’t really happen, but they do all the time.
When awful things happen to people it doesn’t matter what kind of bed it is, it’s an attack on sleep, safety and sense of security. And what if everyone’s preparing for danger from outside the home and the threat ends up being from parties within the home?
The shysters and tricksters are the ones who become most upset when the trick is exposed.
For example, people have to realize a person is only as safe in a hospital bed as the person or parties treating them makes them. Safety is not automated like people are led into believing it is.
What if you actually are safe and someone exploits your vulnerability during a time meant to be private and secretly photographs of by videotapes you during sex without your knowledge or permission?
A lot of people have already been taped, documented and exploited and don’t even know or realize it. Some don’t even care. I’ve seen both sides of the equation.
Hopefully this gives you a little more awareness of your safety. This is far from all the information needed to be aware of, but it most certainly will help with self awareness, which is where it all begins.
You don’t want to go into hyper paranoia and over suspicion of every little thing, but awareness definitely helps.
When something feels wrong, perhaps you should listen to your instincts. Many people have surrendered, disconnected and desensitized themselves from their senses.
Where you are in your room and bed matters.
And sometime that arrangement needs to be changed and modified so that you can be aware of your setting.
So I remind you, rest safely.
Thanks for reading from the Safety Line.
From The Heart Of The Art: A Comment on Paris, France and Charlie Hebdo
From The Heart Of The Art: A Comment on Paris, France and Charlie Hebdo
by Reggie Radney (International Edition) Published Thursday February 19, 2015 raw and unedited
This is a study I designed of a painting for a master version titled The Truth Twister. It’s about how facts can be altered and turn the truth into something that doesn’t look like the truth or may not be the whole truth.
On behalf of my fellow Journalistic and Creative Peers who support and value art I submit this commentary.
Each new day is a sad reflection of the incidents that occurred in Paris, France at Charlie Hebdo and in Denmark involving Lars Vilks. People were injured and some lost their lives in what is made to appear as fault of art. But there’s far more to it.
Columbus Georgia has made a relationship with Copenhagen, Denmark and I just wonder whether the issues could be something that makes its way into this market. I wonder because Denmark has what they call a rehab center for jihad. A lot of people resettle into markets where there are allies involved. A lot of national and international issues touch this shadow market that hardly anyone knows about. It’s a hidden city. A test market. A transient city where people from all over the place can land.
There are thousands of creatives, but some amongst that group use their gifts to make incredible things happen for world culture, while some use their gifts to harm the world.
People would be surprised what a “real” artist can do.
I’m not even sure human civilization could be possible nor survive without art and creativity.
It’s influence, and potential influence, is incredible. It’s not something that can be stopped or prevented, because a creation can take a life and form of it’s own, at any time, depending on how it is used and utilized.
In defense of the writers and artist, entertainers and creatives, and also journalists, the reason why we are so important is because of how we can affect human culture.
It doesn’t take much to tick people off nor to tap into human emotion when the world is in chaos.
I had to come in on the ugly side of the business, but the experience I have now, and the value as a result is beyond measure.
I have a must read book that has not been published about need-to-know cultural issues involving the arts. In it I discuss why art is so important and can be so powerful.
Artists fight for everyones freedoms by way of creativity.
The real influence of the culture of this new century will come as a result of what artists create and design.
There is a war for concepts, designs and intellectual property. IDEAS
Charlie formed a system. A system that had the right pieces. Anyone with a little money and support can make something that appears as a system, but it takes more than filling positions to make an effective system that means something. Somehow the man and his group made an influential impact.
It’s too early for me to make a commentary or creation about this situation in it’s entirety, to publish in terms of the actual tragedy, because we don’t know enough facts yet. There have been no formal court proceedings that involve all parties. But, I will share with you how I was using art and writing basically all my life to confront social culture.
I’ve been in a position where my life was endangered to try to stop a culture system I designed and created from developing.
Artists and creatives can end up in battles against oppression, censoring and disenfranchisement.
Most people from modern culture appear to have not gotten what was going on long ago. I laid it out so I could understand what effect the arts had on culture, and found that either people were just not ready or uninterested in the value of it.
Everyone was psyched out, distracted, if you will. It was like a mass breaking of psychological and cultural concentration
In 2002 I was asked to be a part of a library exhibit in Milwaukee. I knew no one personally amongst the group in a way that could be described as intimate knowledge. We were just kind of brought together and put together. I was the main guy when it comes to the person with the investible cultural value, but everyone was gifted. A picture was taken. That picture could be made to appear things that never really occurred took place.
Had I been foolish enough to fall for it, a sex scandal could have been made of it because I did share a little time with one artist, but nothing intimate was involved. I was being set up and it could have been a Cosby like situation, I was not interested like that. And if the need should come I can substantiate and prove those facts without question, but I’d rather keep personal personal, like it should be. The artists that the world takes serious have a history of intimate entanglements, so I detached. I was more focused on the business side of culture and entertainments at large, not solely my gift in arts.
Our names mentioned together as a group appears to make us all know one another personally. Opening the door for propaganda. So I saved document of what occurred to verify what transpired and there is also a guest book in someones possession. A guest book can be used as a witness document of sorts in literary or broadcast fraud about someones life. So I wasn’t against anyone, I was just protecting the integrity of my life and work. I knew history was underway in the world and so I wanted to use art at every level I could from image to writing to show people a window of understanding of the present, past and future, so to speak.
I wanted to be in a position where my art could communicate not only what was going on in the world and for me personally at that time, but also offer an academic rationale to put the whole thing into a historic context. So people would know why I did what I did, what I was trying to achieve, and what should come as a result.
I was way ahead of the curve of pop culture and fighting for modern turn of the 21st Century issues involving the arts and freedom of expression etc.
Exposure and visibility was key.
What occurred was what amounts to trying to keep me “invisible and unknown”. It was known that once I’m seen or heard, it makes an impact, even on those who would otherwise be skeptics. The art works and other gifts I have made it impossible to go unnoticed because it naturally commanded attention in a way that people will probably never forget.
This is a copy of the invitation. The Center Street Library was literally in a central location in the city. They were invested in urban culture and art to serve the people who lived in the inner city and surrounding areas. It was a double edged opportunity but the timing turned out to be excellent. Art culture was needed in the country in terms of our socialization and cultural investments that would define the new century, but there was also heightened threat and war underway making it leak into controversy during a time when safety and freedom was most challenged. That reality combined with the past conflicts and controversies in politics regarding arts and culture made it complicated and difficult, but not for me, because I was self defined and independent.
There were many measures taken attempting to ban, censor, muzzle, silence and destroy the voices of the future at the turn of the 20th Century going into the 21st Century taking place. Trust was shattered and devastated and fear and mass panic was eminently dangerous.
These political challenges were taking place in all forms throughout arts and communications. Radio, tv, film etc. It was the first time the Constitution was ever challenged in such ways and the first amendment was challenged most greatly of all. Our right to speak and express and be ourselves was literally challenged and threatened to be eliminated over war that the people had nothing to do with. The fear and panic during that time encouraged some to willfully be okay with relinquishing their rights if they thought it would make them more safe. But no one really understood what they were suppose to be afraid of. They just knew it was called and axis of evil and that a terrible world tragedy occurred on American soil that no one was expecting that hurt a lot of people in a way like no other time in history. In one of the most well know cities and culture centers in the world, New York City.
See, it’s very difficult to accuse and lie on someone attempting to disparage or frame them in some injustice when the exposure they get from public events and acknowledgement shows that something different than the claims and lies portray was going on.
Art gives you the ability to override all the rules, so to speak, by nature of the genre.
So as result, when people can’t stop what the artist can make happen, they attack the artist.
And that’s when character assassination, disparaging comments, alienation, isolation, hearsay, gossip, innuendo, brutal lies, accusations, embarrassment, persecution and other forms of scandal, including sex scandal, come into play.
This is a painting titled Pen Whippings: Character Assassination. It is about a culture that for generations used awful words and language to attack image and reputation, to demonize and exclude. This kind of conduct for the longest time was a form of socially acceptable aggression. It’s a form of punishing and symbolically beating and injuring to assault character. I basically took some of the most awful terms I heard directed at certain kinds of people in culture intending to disparage them. To illustrate how words can be used to injure, intentionally.
Great artists are stalked socially. It’s that strange fear, fascination and curiosity combination. Sometime what an artist does or creates is what creates the intrigue and interest. Charlie Hebdo managed to find a place to take root and give creatives a place to create and express freely.
What the artist create is a validation of their purpose and contribution. It’s a cultural record of what is happening in society during specific time periods, and also tells what was of interest and purpose for the artist and the culture in which they lived.
Mr. Hebdo had a reputation of being a radical artist who sometime created and/or contributed to what some cultures consider the ultimate disrespect.
A few artists have a gift that can not be taught that can give vivid insight into our humanity and our economics.
Since I was a part of an exhibit in a library I basically tried to use literary and also visual art to encourage people to engage in art through images and documents that encouraged literacy and creative writing.
I pushed the line. But I pushed the line for a reason, cause and context. I also made clear my intent.
The only way people can see where the line is, and engage in the measure of the line, is to go to the line and maybe even past the line when necessary. But only in a professional and qualified way.
So basically, artists get a stigma pinned on them as being rule breakers and disrespectful. The law enforcement system keeps a list of creatives. Especially the ones who can create something that can make a big cultural or social movement of some kind occur.
People try to pin societies ills on certain kinds of things and people, even as they may not actually be the cause. So in some ways an artist is painted into a corner if they have no strategy. Society always kind of has people or groups it blames for the troubles of the world, even when in many cases it may have no truth to it.
I’ve heard some critics of the arts using subtle undertones of terms like “disgusting”, “vile”, “perverted jihad” and all kinds of other terms intended to try to find some way to turn people against the artists and indirectly stigmatize and slander the artists to portray them as immoral, uncivilized, threatening etc.
It’s nothing but political and legal slander against art.
It’s by people who misuse, abuse and or mishandle the purpose and intent of politics and law. Manipulation. Exploitation
They just want to be able to control people, not work with people.
When something happens that the legal fraternity, political fraternity, law enforcement fraternity, journalist fraternity, religious fraternity can’t stop, they come together to do what Dr. Drew Pinksy calls “galvanize their groupings” by getting together collectively to harm and re-enforce one anothers misconduct.
The following graphic is something I designed before I heard the phrase used but was a perfect illustration of what I refer to as collective lying. It becomes a conspiracy to try to gain acceptance into the groupings while infringing on everyones most fundamental rights.
And so what happens is, when the rights of artists are infringed upon, it affects the rights journalists have, because technically, art is journalism. It also infringes upon the rights and understanding of those rights for the common people
The first amendment and the right to free expression is primarily because of art.
So what happens when a political or religious infrastructure is trying to tell you you can’t be yourself, can’t speak freely, can’t express yourself, unless it’s what they want you to say and do?
And to the contrary, what if an artist appears to take freedom too far?
That means your humanity has been stolen and the critics are giving themselves a double standard and saying they can do everything you can’t do, or say everything you can’t say etc?
It can be likened to an abuse by force of political and religious authority. Using methods of shame, guilt, humiliations, embarrassment and ridicule, oppression and deprivation of some kind to try to control and person by rejecting them until they accept or become broken. Persecution.
So that amounts to them saying they can have their rights and you can’t have yours, even though the rights of the people is why they have their roles and positions.
They are suppose to uphold those fundamental rights of the common people.
I have attached the most pure, honest and difficult information I have ever released during a time when there was a bigger cultural assault on men of color than there has ever been in the history of the world after 9/11/ 2001.
At the time I knew no other way to inform the public about that level of intelligence.
It was a time of cultural transition on a new frontier of information and security, and so I’m not even sure that a lot of people realized it was important to know. They didn’t really know or realize the vulnerabilities that could be exploited as a result of technology.
It was also an era of identity theft. A piece of art is literally like a time stamp in history. A real record that verifies and validates certain things about the artist, who and where they were etc.
There was a national and international investment in race division while all this was underway.
I was one of a few younger black men who took a risk and investment on self reliance, and with my skills and what I could do, it was a no lose situation.
That means I was becoming economic competition. It was only a matter of developing some relationships. So that’s when the assault on my image, character and reputation occurred. In one article you will see there were naysayers spreading competition lies and I didn’t even know them, but they knew me.
They started to try to injure my reputation and scandalizing every little thing I did or that it appeared I was saying or expressing. They tried to turn people against me. To make me appear bad for women and children, or immoral or any little thing they could concoct as a distraction to mislead people about my image and character.
But really, they were most focused on trying to keep the voice, art, value and culture I bring to the table from being known, seen or heard. Because Oppressors can’t oppress people who achieve, only the ones who want to and have no way to or knowledge and resources to. What took place was like showing people only part of the picture or puzzle, or only one side of the coin, to mislead them.
See, when people see the whole picture, the reason, cause and context, they know how to interpret something.
So the opposition was trying to portray me adversely before the audience could ever hear from me or see what I could or was trying to do.
You can alter perception and intent when you are providing information and not allow the source to speak for their own intention and what occurred, happened or went on. It was exploitation of information and race. There could have been no other justification for what they did, and I wasn’t the only one, I was just one of the very best ones.
I experienced overt disenfranchisement and oppression. And the following is proof of what went on. I wasn’t the only one. And in some instances there was reverse discrimination and oppression.
It was already taking place before I got in the game, except I was the one that could actually pull off something new and make it work. Because I had my race, my generation, history, culture and the future to my advantage and I was unowned or influenced. So I had the freedom to come in clean, with no debt, negative or risky affiliations, which few people do. I used my own money and purchased my own material to get it started. Money that I earned. Very few men of any color do what I did.
This story in the Business Journal was was one of the biggest in the Southeast region in December of 2006.
The things that were done to try to keep me from achieving were unbelievable and it would happen that this business group had been tracking the issues. So now the opposition could no longer hide the facts, nor try to make it appear as if there was some discrepancy about me or how I was allegedly involved in something that justified their so called judgement and attacks. They tried to kill the source of the knowledge, information, products and experiences that were designed and created to alter history and also cover up other ills from a historical context.
It would come to pass that the same people who made the laws that encouraged globalism, and who invited people from other cultures, races and nationalities to the country in the first place,were leading the charge to divide the people after 9/11/2001.
I realized it.
It was claimed that what I was doing was impossible for someone to do that came from what I came from. So the oppressors were trying to make the fall happen to keep me from being recognized, known or acknowledged. But my talents made it impossible to not be noticed.
9/11/2001 was not the first attack on the towers in New York. They knew the threat was eminent because the same attempt to crash into the very same buildings happened in 1993.
They used that situation to shock and panic the nation then divide the country by race and economics to seize control of the White House and the cultural economics.
I was preparing people for what I know all that was going on meant, and where we would be heading in the future. Which leads to part of the cause for publishing this document.
The new assault on art will have to do with trying to enforce obscenity laws.
Really, it’s an embarrassment law. Most people who pursue it are usually trying to embarrass someone and turn people against someone they don’t like or agree with. Or that they fear by way of potential economic threat in some way.
All ours systems are centered around the symbols of Lady Justice and the Statue of Liberty and really are about sex regulation. That’s what it all boils down to.
The politics, the religion, the lawyers, the economics etc. It’s all about controlling women and sexual freedom and selling safety systems to make them believe in safety.
How many men would be as invested in God, faith and religion if it had nothing to do with women or sex?
Not very many.
And that’s kind of a shameful fact and reality.
So all you sinister corruptors who may read this and who think you can manipulate humanity and start trying to criminalize artistic freedom, we have you in radar.
You don’t get to tell people how to think feel, speak, look or be, unless there’s a reason, cause and context.
You don’t get to tell people what they can enjoy or need, or look at and say, as long as there is no eminent danger. And not just that, if you have not expressed that you do not wish to engage or participate, that is also a defense. You can’t just put words in peoples mouths or paint them with a brush of your own design and not reality.
Most artists are not trying to harm anyone. They are simply trying to be honest and express themselves, and it may not always be in the form of political correctness, whatever that means.
When a governing body does nothing to regulate the peoples rights to express and provide a beneficial window of resources distributed proportionately for people to be able to express themselves and their humanity creatively and usefully, without being attacked, punished deprived or starved, the whole system will begin to collapse.
Charle Hebdo did something incredible.
He created an alternative voice. He was able to report on and about what the mainstream press would give no credence and freedom to.
He was disparaged and “BLAMED” for the ills of the world and how he showed the people where the problems were.
Artists are “blamed” for what they do and what they don’t do too. Yet art is embedded into the core of our society at all levels.
Now the tide is changing because the people who own and design the future are the artists. But who are they? Where are they?
The problem is some artists use their work to harm. They use their art to offend. To insult and injure. And so they enable those who exploit their voice to oppose.
Charlie is said to have went out of his way to be disrespectful and hurtful because he felt he had the option to.
What we see currently is art being blamed on threat and danger. It’s like a reverse psychology making it look like the creatives are suppose to be the element where the threat of danger lives.
Some artist, whether visual, music, performance, acting or whatever, is always in the midst of some type of love-hate blame for showing the worlds issues.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the murders and violence against the tow artists I’ve mentioned were about more than only religion.
Usually there are financial issues that can be involved and it can be made to appear as another issue by what appears as violent religious extremism.
People from Muslim culture invest a lot of money in the world and in the United States too. I know. They are very good people and a very private culture who pays very generously and adequately. They are very loyal to their beliefs and they are usually not disrespecting other peoples cultures and values. It’s other sects and people disrespecting them, and that’s how the radicalism and extremism begins.
They contribute a lot of money. None of the critics and skeptics talk about their economic contribution to this nation.
I feel like we can command respect for our country without trying to convict a race and religion of specific people that we first welcomed into the country. Now they have made a network with other Muslims all around the world to defend themselves against cultural slander.
The problems never come to pass until people are being disrespectful and hurtful, racially profiling, harassing, injuring, slandering, embarrassing, humiliating etc.
I have long spoken to journalists about the difference in being honest about personal issues and feelings, and being carelessly hurtful and dangerous using public information to harm people. People of Muslim culture have wives, children and others who are impacted by what they perceive as unprovoked disrespect.
We have more invested in opposition than we do in peace, and that’s what’s wrong.
I was building something similar to a Charlie Hebdo in 1998 but not four purpose of conflict or harm. I overcame what 1 in millions overcame and was independent.
I used my own money that I earned to start doing something no one else was able to do in the way I was doing it. And there were very few black people in that part of information technology.
I was ambushed by a political system and had it ripped away from me injuriously and illegally to try to prevent black people from being empowered and catching up to the curve, so to speak, during a time when the African American vote became a critical and pivotal issue during the Al Gore/George Bush campaigns after the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in a GOP organized sex scandal that Mr. Clinton enabled due to his personal conduct. It was all a very ugly time and all these issues and events effected the whole world from the common person to the White House around the same time frame in history. Not to mention the Y2K scare and the Black Out in New York to test hitting the cultural panic button of fear about computer information and data loss and having no power supply to sustain electronics the world had grown dependent upon.
The following is one of the campaign signs from that time. The African American vote became significant during this time in a way that had never occurred in history.
Those are the facts.
Mr. Clinton was caught with his pants down and parody and humiliation was made of him. Many in cartoon form. His family was heckled and ridiculed. And so was Monica Lewinsky. Some people died because of the scandal. A few fell sick with unexplainable illness, having been gradually poisoned in some way to induce health problems, and they don’t even know it.
To silence them.
This period in time drew out modern forms of racism, partisan beliefs and anger about class and gender.
There was an agenda to try to take ownership of the country to the detriment of certain people.
Exploitation of poverty, sex, race and gender would be used to divide the country in a post 20th century agenda attempting to own the 21st century.
A lot of people were lost, trapped and stuck within political entanglements unknown to them because they were caught up in public and cultural psychology that had them blinded, and also inventoried into an electronic automated database by government. Like the blind leading the blind.
There were people who survived who were never suppose to survive.
So they came up with a show (Survivor) to see what it would take for a human to survive in the 21st Century to see what it would take to starve all the ones who did not know how to survive like that. They also came up with Fear Factor to learn what it would take to scare or panic a new culture and generation. They had already started planning and testing culture using films like Surviving the Game starring Ice T and years later films about isolation, alienation and suffering alone in Cast Away with Tom Hanks , I Am Legend with Will Smith.
Isn’t it strange how throughout history most artist were starved, but their work was never starved, and used to build economics for others who exploited them?
The entertainment and cultural systems are what really sustain this country.
Everything people work for is about want they want to do when they are not working.
The conflicts are all about some form of social abuse.
Political and economic abuse by sectors who want to control everything and are willing to harm and disrespect people who think differently and express it.
To control people you have to have everyone locked into the same psychology. Great artist make people think beyond the conform.
Lets just say it this way. Artists are being blamed for all the things the politicians, lawyers, police officers and others, like those in the church who use faith wrongly, are actually cause of. Saying that and making that known is considered political and religious controversy.
The artist is simply showing the reflection of society to the people who are making themselves visible. That reflection shows who they really are and what they really do.Or attempts to make humor and parody about something they do or should do.
Veteran journalist Bernie Goldberg talked about the Virgin Mary by Chris Ofili and called it “crap”, which he says was used to create it, and in the past journalist Eric Bolling talked about a piece called Piss Christ by Andres Serrano.
So, what they did was disparaged ALL artists because of a few artist who are a little more extreme about their style to technique. I don’t really think they were trying to be insulting to all the arts, but my point is, that’s how it can be taken.
And some people go into radical resistance when they are feeling like they are on the receiving end of it. They were trying to make a reference to something they did not agree with, and that’s okay, but again, we have to also try to be responsible when we disagree too. So don’t take offense to them, they are good guys, things just came out wrongly sometime.
Because they take offense to single pieces of individual artwork and their creator, they made statements that generalized all artists.
Obviously there was not a pile of crap with a title on it. They were beautiful images just using controversial topics, subjects and methods.
It was anger about what someone tried to tell other people they can say, think, believe and feel based upon beliefs that are not their own.
Bernie doesn’t make art. Eric doesn’t make art. No disrespect to them, but they could be cause for sparking up something that can get people harmed, simply because they don’t like or agree with something.
And even if they did create, it’s not really what they do, so the cultural value would not be the same, unless someone was just paying them off.
All of the national and international concerns are about trying to kill the voices of the future and trying to ruin economic competition because they don’t want to share.
And blaming creatives to distract and divert attention from the money. I focus on the economics.
I know for sure that even if they don’t admit it, or if some are yet unaware, I have the respect of all the artists and creatives who make real content and provide the entertainment that gives the world purpose and sanity.
What really needs to happen is that our political system needs to stop being so disrespectful to artists.
And artists have to be careful about how they use their medium in ways beyond necessity.
We are in a culture where no one seems to care how and when they offend.
And going farther no one seems to care who offends or harms the artists.
Charlie, and other artists too, had long been attacked. But Charlie appears to have provoked something beyond art, intentionally, to upset and willfully offend in ways that are felt to be intentionally disrespectful to harm over an endured time.
We have hundreds of thousands of journalists and political people talking or thinking adversely about art and many don’t even know what really happened yet and don’t even really support art. Just jumping on a bandwagon.
They want to express their beliefs but don’t want everyone else to have the same freedom. That’s crazy.
Charlie Hebdo released an edition with Mohammed on it making mockery of the Prophet. He provoked people to be violently upset, on purpose.
Muslim culture has a great sense of humor. They are not upset because of humor. They are upset because of what they believe to be harmful, hurtful and willful disparaging disrespect against their faith system. And really it’s not Muslim culture of all sects. It’s the section that is more radical against disrespect.
And perhaps there is something to be said for the belief that it’s accepted that it’s okay to hurt people on one side but not okay on the other.
Some are puzzled at why a cartoon could lead to something like what occurred. That goes to show that art images and words can be more than what it appears to be. There is no one definitive definition.
Charlie Hebdo as an organization would forge on releasing a new cover and image in the name of art and freedom to express, but most certainly more mindful of how images can impact culture both for good and for bad. And as history and fate would have it, art would again turn the wheel of culture for mankind.
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THAT DRESS by Reggie Radney
Some say it’s GOLD, some say it’s WHITE
Some say it’s BLACK and BLUE.
The color you want the dress to be
Is really up to you.
Look at all the things we can see
Beyond only the color.
That command our wonder of fashion style
That we share with one another.
What if BLUE is really WHITE?
What if BLACK is really GOLD?
What if color beyond the conform
Is what really breaks the mould?
Your mind can tell you whatever
You want to see
It’s freedom of THOUGHT and IMAGINATION
Just like it’s suppose to be
What if it’s all a playful flow
Of a fashion game?
Which after all may be better
Because COLOR is only a name.
Lost in Love: Slaves Of Emotion
Happy Valentines Day– a message for lovers by Reggie Radney
This is a very special piece for the lovers of the world, to help you share your love and also guard your heart from troubles, and to help protect you from system gamers who play with peoples emotions.
Last week I finally recorded a piece I wrote years ago, but I had never released it.
It’s about just plain love.
We all dream of the ultimate most real and open expression and exchange of love with someone we feel very deeply for. Sometimes love turns out to be everything we thought it could or would be, and sometime it doesn’t. Everyone has been caught up in the rapture of what was thought to be love gone right or wrong at least once in their lives.
There are a lot of miserable, tortured, mean spirited, evil people in the world who don’t feel good unless they are trying to harm others or bring them down.
When a miserable person is hurting, their own souls are bleeding, so they are desperate to find a way out, and so they prey on the souls of the lovers. They look for people with feelings, because that’s what they no longer have.
Over the last few years we have all seen several people who ended up in very difficult situations that led to personal troubles over what amounts to what they believed to be love.
It’s February, a month specifically driven by what is supposed to be a spirit of love on Valentines Day.
A lot of people don’t have much to love, or feel loved by, on these holidays.
Cultural and social issues have been the cause of a lot of heartbreak and confusion. Some which turned out very badly.
I’m a lover. It’s my nature. I’m also a creative.
But I’m not a fool for love. I could have been though.
Athletes and creatives are emotional people, but you don’t get to wear your emotions on your sleeves. And that’s not easy for people to learn to manage.
I have seen so many challenges that hurt people in the name of what they believed to be love. (more…)