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More U.S. Cities Testing Guaranteed Income: Philly will launch a program for pregnant people in 2024

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55 years after Martin Luther King Jr. called for guaranteed income to fight poverty, some cities are finally taking his lead. Our brother was also an economist.

The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper, July 10, 2023, headline above, and the story below, by Staff Writer Layla A. Jones, was designed to give the impression that U.S. cities are altruistically doing something good for poor people. Quite to the contrary, this initiative has it’s raison d’etre, and the smokescreen it casts, hides the real ulterior motive.

These ‘tests’ are being conducted to determine the best way to keep the ‘natives’ from getting too restless and reckless; ultimately creating a feckless underclass. It is becoming more and more apparent that poor people really are poor, and at some point will commit economic crimes for economic gain. Can guaranteed income prevent theft; riots in America, the U.K., and France; another Arab ‘spring;’ or the continued mass shootings occurring daily in America? The ruling elite are about to find out.

Though the concept of Guaranteed Income has been around for centuries, it has only been seriously considered in recent decades, and is being tested again. When it was utilized during the Covid-19 crisis, it worked to such a degree that it is being broader tested in different ways such as described in the story below.

Before getting to the story, let me add my disclaimer. I believe in Guaranteed Income as long as it is Earned Income. Only children, the infirmed/handicapped, and senior citizens over 60 are exempt from that requirement. But this essay is not about earned income. It’s about the wreaking stench that is the bullsh*t behind America’s non-altruistic blathering.

…In early March 2020, Philadelphia City Council announced an ambitious plan to lift 100,000 people out of poverty by 2024. It included exploring the feasibility of unconditional cash for Philadelphia residents, driven by the example of Stockton, Calif., which in 2019 became the first U.S. city to experiment with universal basic income.

…Between 2020 and 2022, U.S. cities launched nearly 50 guaranteed income experiments. The pilots are rigorously studied, and include control groups that don’t receive the funds. Thanks in part to research, such as at Penn’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research, growing evidence supports the idea that universal income works. It improves people’s financial well-being, helps them escape poverty and the stress related to it, increases job opportunities, and helps people be better parents.

…But political will is also key to implementing policies. “To have the idea doesn’t take any political will,” said former Durham Mayor Steve Schewel. “To make it happen takes political will because you got to raise the money, you got to find the right organization, you got to be able to stick with it, and you got to convince people that it’s a really good thing to do.”

No city has yet figured out how to pay for a widespread guaranteed income program that doesn’t rely on private philanthropy.

That’s the ’rub.’ Now we can go to the real issue. Private philanthropy will not provide the necessary funds because they depend upon the rich to make donations; which are only forthcoming to offset their income tax liability. I must confess that one year in my brief career as an entrepreneur/capitalist, I had a little over $1,000,000 in personal income and didn’t pay even $1.00 of income taxes thanks to my brilliant account who knew U.S. Tax law designed for the elite.

…Paying all Philadelphians in poverty, about 23% of the population, $10,000 per year in guaranteed income would cost about $3.5 billion, or more than half of the city’s budget. Schewel said ideally, guaranteed income could be paid for by progressive taxes on the rich.

But Pennsylvania law prohibits Philadelphia from having a higher wage tax for the wealthy. The city’s taxes must remain uniform for all residents.

Laws such as this Pennsylvania law prohibits a higher wage tax for the wealthy, which only addresses their income tax liability. This law makes it obvious that there will never be a law that yearly taxes their wealth. Doubling the guaranteed income to $20,000/year (still below the U.S. poverty level for a family of 3) would require $7.0 billion, which is a pittance in financial markets.

As you know, 90% of the Earth’s resources (estimated at $400+ trillion) are controlled by 1/10 of 1% if the world’s population (8,000,000 people). Their wealth, nationalized, would solve the guaranteed income issue, but that’s not their objective, nor mine.

The news story ends with the following paragraph, indicating why the ruling elite get “2 birds for the price of 1” with their drive to institute guaranteed income.

…How have people spent guaranteed income? Preliminary data show participants

in Durham’s program spent nearly half the money on “retail services,” including purchases from big box and wholesale stores, subscriptions, and professional, repair, and maintenance services. The second largest spending category was food, followed by transportation.

The money returns to the wealthy, while making sure that the natives believe their interests are being looked after and protected by their “government,’ via these false actions and initiatives that only create a greater dependency on the enslaver.

The following is a promotional video about the world’s richest family. I hope it gives you food for thought.

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How is Global Wealth Distributed?

While individuals worth more than $1 million constitute just 1.1% of the world’s population, they hold 45.8% of the global wealth of $418.3 trillion.

On the other end of the spectrum, 55% of the population owns only 1.3% of global wealth.

The wealth of the ruling elite must be taxed, or nationalized.

Since that won’t happen while European hegemony exists, I am dropping the mic. I have quit America, and have already begun work on an alternative.

If my writing interests you, here is another example that I hope you will find informative.

Hoodwinked, Flim-flam, and Bamboozled!

That was my reaction to Paulo A. Jose’s post that appeared on February 17, 2023, at injustice.com. Brother Paulo knew…

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Think Outside the Box of European Hegemonic Paradigms:

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“Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think.” — Buddha

It Is Our Only Opportunity For Liberty and Freedom

That was the advice I offered Adebayo Adeniran a few days ago. He had written the following essay:

The Image Below Is Why We Must Eat The Rich In Britain Now

The wealthy 1 percent and their minions in the palace of Westminster are having a field day mocking the poor.

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He ended his essay with, “Eating the rich is our only recourse.”

I then asked him, “What does that mean, and how is it achieved? His reply was, “Overthrow the system of exploitation and take over their possessions.”

The following is my response to him.

How is the system of exploitation overthrown?

Are you suggesting armed revolution?

I certainly hope not because that will never happen given the West’s armaments.

You will never out-murder the greatest murderer in human history.

I must also ask, what do you mean by taking over their possessions.

Does that mean that you will become a new colonial master in Africa?

I certainly hope not because what the European stole, and still possesses, are their colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, which rightfully belong to the native indigenous peoples of those lands, not CHOSSA (Children of Stolen and Sold Africans).

“Eating the rich” sounds barbaric, and cannibalistic. Those are the traits of the European, not traits of an African, contrary to their incessant propaganda which labels us what they actually are. The Europeans’ lies, murders and theft perpetrated against humanity must and will end. But let’s be clear that:

“There are only two powers in the world, saber and mind; at the end, saber is always defeated by the mind.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

Our power comes from our mind.

“Our life is shaped by our mind. We become what we think.” — Buddha

Speaking of the mind, Carter G. Woodson, in his book The Miseducation of the Negro, 1932, had this to say regarding the mind and the mis-education of the Negro.

“No systematic effort towards change has been possible, for taught the same economics, history, philosophy, literature, and religion which have established the present code of morals, the Negro’s mind has been brought under the control of his oppressor, the problem of holding the Negro down, therefore, is easily solved. When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary. The same educational process which inspires and stimulates the oppressor with the thought that he is everything and has accomplished everything worthwhile, depresses and crushes at the same time the spark of genius in the Negro by making him feel that his race does not amount to much and never will measure up to the standards of other peoples. The Negro thus educated is a hopeless liability of the race”.

Intellect/Intelligence is the key to our success is seeking liberty and freedom in a nation of our own, completely devoid of the Western paradigms of Capitalism,

Communism, Democracy, Autocracy, Oligarchy, Monarchy, and Monotheism, just to name a few.

I love your spirit and your intellect.

It’s now time to think outside of the European box that has caged you.

Capitalism mandates, and requires the concept of the ownership of Land, and all of its resources, and the ownership of People, and all of their physical and mental labor. That proposition is why our present dystopia exists.

The European has fought wars, stealing us and our lands for the last 2,300 years, to maintain their right to own us, and our lands. That behavior is part of their DNA.

The game called Mortal Kombat just aired a commercial a few days ago that said, “Mortal Kombat, it’s in our Blood.” U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D) Conn, released a book last year called the “Violence In Us” so please don’t fight the truth.

If European people would fight among themselves for hundreds of years, It should not be a surprise that they have waged wars on Africans, Asians, and Indigenous Americans for thousands of years.

I need not mention the corruption, injustice, unrighteousness, and evilness in other European economic ideologies, nor their political and religious hoaxes that have enslaved humanity for so long. It requires a book, which I have already written.

We all know the problems.

From this point forward, my posts will offer solutions. As Pope Francis recently said:

An economic system that is fair, trustworthy and capable of addressing the most profound challenges facing humanity and our planet is urgently needed.”

I have developed an economic system that addresses Pope Francis’s concerns. I look forward to your responses.

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Could Judge Tanya Chutkan Be An Oracle? Is Her Presence Prophetic?

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Presidents are not kings, and he is not President,” — Judge Tanya Chutkan

The Matrix, is a popular science fiction film that explores complex themes of identity, reality, and the nature of the human condition. If you have seen, or know of the movie, then you know that the “Oracle” was portrayed by Amer African actress Gloria Foster, who brought a warmth and wisdom to the role that helped to make the “Oracle” one of the most popular characters in the film.

What is an Oracle?

“An oracle is a person or thing considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions, most notably including precognition of the future. The word oracle comes from the Latin verb orarae, “to speak” and properly refers to the priest or priestess uttering the prediction.” — Wikipedia

In 1999, a Black Woman was the fictional Oracle for our planet Earth. Theproducers decided to honor the legacy of Black science fiction writers because many of the ideas explored in the Matrix trilogy were first introduced by Black science fiction writers, such as Octavia Butler and Samuel R. Delany. By casting a Black actress in the role of the Oracle, the filmmakers were able to pay homage to these trailblazing writers and their contributions to the science fiction genre.

Was Gloria Foster’s casting prophetic?

Gloria Foster

In the film, the oracle is a mysterious and powerful figure whose foresight allowed her to guide the humans in the Matrix towards their freedom. She helped them to understand the nature of the Matrix, and she gave them the hope that they needed to keep fighting. She was a powerful ally to the humans, and she played a crucial role in their victory over the machines. The oracle’s powers were highly sought after and never doubted.

One last question. Who is Tanya Chutkan?

From Wikipedia:

Tanya Sue Chutkan is a Jamaican-born American lawyer and jurist serving as a United States district judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She is the judge overseeing the criminal trial of former U.S. president Donald Trump over his attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election, including the events leading up to the January 6, 2021, United States Capital attack.

Chutkan was born on July 5, 1962, in Kingston, Jamaica. She has a younger brother, Norman, and a younger sister, Robynne, both of whom are physicians. Her father Winston Chutkan is an Indo-Jamaican doctor, and her mother Noelle is an Afro-Jamaican who was one of the leading dancers at the National Dance Theater of Jamaica. Noelle is the daughter of Frank Hill, one of the founding fathers of the Peoples’ National Party. Noelle’s sister, Jean Barnes, who is Chutkan’s aunt, is the mother of former Liverpool and England footballer, John Barnes.

She received a Batchelor of Arts degree in 1983 from George Washington University. She later attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an associate editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She graduated in 1987 with a Juris Doctor.

From 1987 to 1990, Chutkan was in private practice at the law firm Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells). From 1990 to 1991, she worked at the law firm of Donovan, Leisure, Rogovin, Huge & Schiller. From 1991 to 2002, she was a trial attorney and supervisor at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In 2002, Chutkan joined the law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, becoming a partner in 2007. Her practice focused on complex civil litigation and specifically antitrust class action cases.

On December 19, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Chutkan as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, a seat created pursuant to 104 Stat. 5089. She received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on February 25, 2014. On March 27, 2014, her nomination was reported out of committee by a voice vote. On June 3, 2014, the United States Senate invoked cloture on her nomination by a 54–40 vote. On June 4, 2014, her nomination was confirmed by a 95–0 vote. She received her judicial commission on June 5, 2014.

Chutkan’s biography is a study in contrast with that of Aileen M. Cannon — the federal judge in Florida overseeing Trump’s criminal case over alleged obstruction and mishandling of classified documents. Cannon is a former federal prosecutor and one of the last young conservative lawyers Trump appointed to the bench before leaving the White House.

An African-Asian born Jamaican is about to set a new course and direction for America. Donald Trump will not be able to control his mouth and the Sister Judge will hold him in contempt of Court. When she has to incarcerate him for Contempt of Court, the greatest disaster in America’s will ensue. It will also be the end of the U.S. Civil War II, will be catastrophic, and drain the U.S. of all of its remaining stolen resources.

China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela will watch with glee. Brazil, India, Pakistan, and South Africa will dance for joy. And the European City-States will cry in horror as their Western power base evaporates.

For me, it’s simply the end of another empire. We may actually get to witness it with our own eyes. I believe, unless he dies a natural death, Donald Trump will be convicted and sentenced to a jail term by Judge Tanya Chutkan. The irony that a Black Woman is the harbinger of Civil War II should be disconcerting for European folk. Civil War II can’t be avoided.

I am not an ‘Oracle,’ but I will prognosticate the end of the America empire.

And simultaneously, I predict that a new Nation-State, Nchia Mababu (Swahili, Land of our Ancestors), will rise on the Continent of African

Judge Tanya Chutkan’s role in “our-story” is fitting destiny; and justified punishment for the slavery, suffering, and death that Our Sisters have endured for over 400 years here in the Wilderness of the Americas.

“Just Sayin.”

Do you think Judge Tanya Chutkan is an Oracle? Do you think her presence is prophetic?

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Anti-Zionism Is Not Anti-Judaism, Nor Anti-Semitic: What Is Anti-Zionism? What is Zionism?

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Let me begin by acknowledging that I am entering waters that only brave brothers like Rohn “Truth” Kenyatta, JR “Rick” Stanton, and MarkWEvans dare tread.

Where Does Criticism Of Israel End And Anti-Semitism Begin?

Israel (a.k.a. The United States Light) is an unusual nation in many aspects. Though there is, at least supposedly…

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As Brother Rick recently said, “Looking at our people and our situations and circumstances I say we are comatose; alive but barely functioning. We are brainwashed and definitely conditioned to respond to both preprogrammed and new stimuli and messaging by our enemies who forced us to internalize their worldview, values and most dangerously acquiesce to their domination and subjugation of us. All of us are recovering automatons and deadheads to one degree or another, some more so than others. Engage in mental decolonization! Free our mind, the rest will follow.”

It is mandatory that ZIONISM, the “elephant in the room,” be addressed. Until the distinctions between Zionism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Judaism are made clear, Diaspora Africans will remain comatose, with a colonized mind.

That is why I am compelled to deal with this issue once again.

Twin Elephants in the Room: The Rothschilds and Antisemitism/Anti-Semitism

Let me briefly deal with each one, starting with antisemitism, which was birthed first. On October 27, 2022, the…

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I will start with the last question first; what is Zionism? There are many definitions of Zionism, but my query begins with understanding that there is a distinction between Economic Zionism, and Political Zionism.

Economic Zionism is said to be about the ‘economic development of the Jewish state,’ but in reality, European banking cartels [the Court Factors] used the stated purpose to create a home base for it’s continued control of the world economy. It was a major force in the early days of the Zionist movement, and it still plays the key role in the development of the Jewish economy, not just in Palestine, but around the world.

Africans On The Continent, And In The Diaspora: Please Know That Economics Is the Driving Force in…

“Why does economics matter? Because everything that one does each day, hour, minute, and second, is precisely…

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In the early 20th century, Jewish immigrants to Palestine established a number of agricultural settlements and industrial enterprises. These enterprises were often supported by financial assistance from the Jewish Agency, other Zionist organizations, and the European banking cartels.

A political turn was given to Zionism by Theodor Herzl, an Austrian journalist who regarded assimilation as most desirable but, in view of anti-Semitism, impossible to realize. Thus, he argued, if Jews were forced by external pressure to form a nation, they could lead a normal existence only through concentration in one territory. [My exact sentiments regarding Diaspora Africans.]

In 1897 Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress at Basel, Switzerland, which drew up the Basel program of the movement, stating that “Zionism strives to create for the Jewish people a home in Palestine secured by public law.”

Theodor Herzl

What Was the Difference Between Marcus Garvey and Theodore Herzl?

I raise this question because both men have inspired me in my quest to establish Nchia Mababu, a homeland for Diaspora…

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The centre of the movement was established in Vienna, where Herzl published the official weekly Die Welt (“The World”). Zionist congresses met yearly until 1901 and then every two years. When the Ottoman government refused Herzl’s request for Palestinian autonomy, he found support in Great Britain.

In 1903 the British government offered 6,000 square miles (15,500 square km) of uninhabited Uganda for settlement, but the Zionists held out for Palestine. At the death of Herzl in 1904, the leadership moved from Vienna to Cologne and then to Berlin. Prior to World War I, Zionism represented only a minority of Jews, mostly from Russia but led by Austrians and Germans. [The Ashkenazi.]

It developed propaganda through orators and pamphlets, created its own newspapers, and gave an impetus to what was called a “Jewish renaissance” in letters and arts. The development of the Modern Hebrew language largely took place during that period.

…By 1914 there were about 90,000 Jews in Palestine; 13,000 settlers lived in 43 Jewish agricultural settlements, many of them supported by the French Jewish philanthropist Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Upon the outbreak of World War I, political Zionism reasserted itself, and its leadership passed to Russian Jews living in England. Two such Zionists, Chaim Weizmann and Nahum Sokolow, were instrumental in obtaining the Balfour Declaration [presented to Lord Rothschild] from Great Britain (November 2, 1917), which promised British support for the creation of a Jewish national home in Palestine. The declaration was included in Britain’s League of Nations mandate over Palestine (1922).

The Balfour Declaration, addressed to Lord Rothschild. November 2, 1917.

…Thus, 50 years after the first Zionist congress and 30 years after the Balfour Declaration, Zionism achieved its aim of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine…

[It is up for debate that Palestine may have been the ‘ancient homeland of the Jews,’ but in 1947 it was called Palestine, and inhabited by millions of Arab people, who practiced Islam.]

During the next two decades Zionist organizations in many countries continued to raise financial support for Israel and to encourage Jews to immigrate there. Most Jews, however, reject the view propagated by some very Orthodox Jews in Israel that the Jews outside Israel were living in “exile” and could live a full life only in Israel. — The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica –

Before any of you want to label me anti-semitic, I think it important to know what the word really means.

The word Semitic predates anti-Semitic by a full half-century, but while antisemitic solely indicates hatred of Jews, Semitic refers to a full family of languages: not just Hebrew, but also Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, and ancient Assyrian. The word Semitic was originally just about language; its association with people who spoke those languages didn’t come until later— Wikipedia

The definition is extremely precise because it names specific languages, and the people who speak them. Because it is important to elicit sympathy for their cause, Zionists have caused the word ‘anti-semitic’ to mean anti-Jewish. The fact is that the word’s original meaning, as defined above, referred to languages, which were spoken by a number of peoples who lived in the now so-called ‘Middle East.’

For the record, I am definitely not anti-Jewish (antisemitism), nor anti-Semitic. Jews, Christians, and Arabs living in what is called the “Middle East” are Semitic peoples. And I am certainly not anti-Judaism. Judaism is a religion, not a race, the false narrative created by the European to maintain their economic and political control of the world.

Just because I don’t believe in Judaism’s religious tenets doesn’t mean that I dislike it. I believe every human being is entitled to their own religious belief as long as their beliefs don’t infringe on the rights of others.

My dissatisfaction is directed at Economic Zionism, not the religion of Jews, Christians, and Arabs, nor the languages they speak.

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