The Native American Vote

RECLAIMING Their VOICE: The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond

Great documentary about the struggles Native Americans face participating in American elections.

It just amazes me how people in power are always looking for some way to cheat the system by silencing the Native Americans and disrespecting their voice. They love to keep destroying the land by adding roads and buildings with no regards, just in the name of progress and profits. ๐Ÿ˜ก

After all the horribly grotesque history Native Americans had to endure in this country, the 21st century still treating them/us like third class citizens. ๐Ÿ™„

โ€œWe owe the Native American people so, so much.โ€

โ€œThey have shared their culture. They have shared their respect for the environment with us.โ€

โ€œAll too often, Native Americans have not been heard on issues that impact their communities. They have been told what to do. They have not been involved in the process.โ€

โ€• Bernie Sanders

We need to find a way to stop supporting these rich corporations and their two-party system that have a big hold on the voting process. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

Chuck Berry 1926 – 2017

Chuck Berry, legend who formed the bedrock of rock โ€™nโ€™ roll, dies at 90

Chuck Berry was the father of rock-and-roll… period. He influenced millions of musicians including myself.

He was a great influence on me as a guitar player. I don’t think rock-and-roll will have started the way it did without him. Even most of my favorite guitarists like Rory Gallagher, Ace Frehley, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, etc, will not have sounded the way we know them today. He will be greatly missed. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

I learned how to play Johnny B. Goode from the Jimi Hendrix Plays Berkeley film. After that I started learning and buying many of Berry’s songs and albums.

You can see some Chuck Berry moves and playing style on this Jimi Hendrix video. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chuck Berry 1926 – 2017 R.I.P. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Clinton Losing and Ignoring the Progressive Base

you-lostYou can’t expect to win an election by throwing away progressives and insulting half your base. ๐Ÿ˜ก

Welcome to the blame game! :/

Of course, we knew they were going to blame Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein for taking away the progressive vote. ๐Ÿ˜†

They are also blaming Gary Jonson, James Comey, Russia, Sexism, and everyone that didn’t endorse or vote for Clinton. ๐Ÿ™„

The true blame really lies on Hillary Clinton and her corporate supporters. She bought the Media and the DMC, to set the stage for her coronation. o_O The DNC already knew who their candidate was going to be before Sanders announced that he was running for president, and they pulled the scales against him. ๐Ÿ˜ก

Despite all this, Sanders support was so strong that he was having crowds hundred times larger than Clinton. He only lost by the obvious intervention the Media and DMC made for Clinton. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

And now that Trump won the election they don’t dare to look at the facts why they lost. o_O So sure, Sanders or Stein sounds like a good place to pass their blame. ๐Ÿ™„

I didn’t vote for Donald Trump or wanted him to win. But I have to say, as bad as all this might look now, there was not really good outcome between them two. The outcome of Clinton winning would have been equally bad. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

We now need to focus and fight back against Trump. The corporate liberals and the right-wing nuts should be our starting point, by pushing them out of our government. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ No more listening and getting seduced by Obama sweet talk of peace while he benefit Wall Street and his donors. >:D

The Greens and Sanders revolution will continue the fight even stronger now that we know what kind of people Trump is adding to his cabinet. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The Green Party didn’t get the goal set for federal funding. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But there were some victories in some states counties. ๐Ÿ™‚

After all this, it looks like the corporate Democrats still doubling down on their ways and still prefer the establishment over their progressive voices. ๐Ÿ™„ They have electedย Chuck Schumer for Senate Minority Leader, and they are pushing for Howard Dean for the DNC Chair instead of someone that is more progressive like Keith Ellison. o_O

It is obvious that the rich fat DNC establishment have a strong hold on the party and don’t want to learn the lesson that money in politics is one of the reasons why they lost. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

This is why I’m staying with the Green party or any other third parties that reflects my views. ๐Ÿ˜

I’m hoping for Sanders to make the DNC realize the error of their ways and reform the party. At the same time I’m worry that the Democrats are just using Sanders to just get votes. :/

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Sorry for this late old post… This post it’s been on drafts since the election results. I’ve been extremely busy with work and family and I didn’t have the time to post it in time. Still busy, though… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A New Green Deal

money-mouthWe are screwed. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I don’t know what it will take for people to realize that we have been fooled into thinking that Hillary Clinton is going to change things for the better. o_O

If Donald Trump wins, he will get impeached as soon as he try to commit shady actions. Mike Pence, a typical Republican will become the president, and he will do things not much different than Hillary Clinton. They are both control by the same donors. Only the wealthy and powerful will win either way. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

This why I am voting for Jill Stein, I had enough with the fear mongering the Democrats are playing on people to vote for Hillary Clinton. ๐Ÿ˜ก

The whole Supreme Court gag is another one they are trying to scare people about. If she wins, she will nominate a minority, woman, or person of color to the Supreme Court, with some cool Liberal ideas but secretly right-wing policies when it comes to wealth and inequality. Just like the people Obama had appointed. Decent people about human rights, but very sneaky about where the money should go. Right now he is trying nominate Merrick Garland another secret Republicanย  :/

People, if Donald Trump wins he will not pass the first year in office. Just look at the debates. ๐Ÿ™„

I can not see myself voting for anyone but Jill Stein. โญ There is too much at stake to give my vote to another mega corporate candidate. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Keep in mind that many people don’t know much about The Green Party and Jill Stein because the networks refuse to give them proper coverage and some of they media are trying to smear her campaign with misinformation the same way Bernie Sanders was. ๐Ÿ˜ก

We need 5% if we want to change the direction this country is going. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

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Indigenou People Day

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Gains Momentum As A Replacement For Columbus Day

As someone with Native American blood, I think having the Indigenous Peoples Day is the only way we can make people aware of the atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus.

The idea of celebrating Columbus day after all he did to the Tainos indigenous people of the Caribbean is repugnant. ๐Ÿ˜ก

Movement To Rename ‘Columbus Day’ To ‘Indigenous People’s Day’ Gains Momentum

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

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As I said in earlier post, Star Trek is one of my favorite shows of all time. It influenced the way I live my life. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

The first version of Star Trek I saw as a kid was actually Star Trek: The Animated Series. I thought it was awesome as a kid. Eventually I found Star Trek: The Original Series and it became one of my favorite shows growing up. When the movies came, and I saw Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan I was hooked!๐Ÿ˜€

from my “Today is The 46th Anniversary of Star Trek” post.

When I was a kid I loved Star Trek, and Spock was a great influence on me growing up. I never wanted to be Kirk or Bones. They didnโ€™t have theย mental skill and control that Spock had. I was always attracted to characters that could carry out things by using mind over matter. This is the same reason I like Batman more than Superman or other superpower heroes.

from my “Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015” post.

Happy birthday Star Trek โ— I can’t way for the next 50 years! ๐Ÿ˜€

50 Green Ballots

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There’s still more work to be done having the Green Party in every state, but since Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton, people are starting to have a second look at the Green platform and policies. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I’m glad to say that my state of Maryland will have Green in the ballots! :mrgreen: I just hope enough people become aware that there are more options than the Democrat or Republican. :/

With the Libertarian and Green coming so strong this election year, we might get a change for people to recognize that there are more parties than the top two. It’s time to stop the corruption of our political system from the two-party duopoly. >:D

Jill Stein and Ajamu Baraka will make history by having a greater voter turnout than the Green had in earlier years. This could be the beginning of welcoming more parties in future years and having true democracy. ๐Ÿ™‚

No More Duopoly

This is the point the democrat lost the last bit of integrity they had left. The way they behave at their national convention and disrespect Sanders delegates made me so angry. ๐Ÿ˜ก
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After Bernie Sanders endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein and the Green Party are the only one making sense now. ๐Ÿ’ก

The Democratic National Convention was a carefully crafted show put on for TV views. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ The main stream media completely ignored what was going on outside of the convention. ๐Ÿ˜ก

I just can’t see myself voting for Hillary Clinton after all that had happened. ๐Ÿ˜ก I’m not ready to vote for someone that will take us into war without a second thought. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

I know Donald Trump is bad, but I’m not falling for the Clinton fear-mongering of Trump to get people to vote out of fear. Fear-Mongering is what George Bush used to get us into the Iraq war after 9/11, and Barrack Obama with the shady Wall Street bailout deal.

It’s really time for a third party, I wont support the duopoly between democrats and republicans anymore. Not after they stole the primaries from Sanders in favor of Clinton. >:D

This is why my vote will go for Jill Stein this November. I just have to vote with my conscience and not for the lesser of two evils.