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July 2020

The Condition of Democracy - Actions by Bad Actors

Democracy remains the most ideal of today's political systems. Yet, it has, and it wrongfully continues to get a bad critique from far too many people, myself included, who have erringly sought to condemn democracy, even though the representative system has not changed, but has severely been victimized by a bunch of bad actors leading to democracy receiving a bad rap.

Therefore, all attempts to blame democracy for any of today's failing systems or declining states, are fallible. Democracy remains well and potent as a purveyor of life, liberty, happiness, equality, opportunity and the rule of law.

Time for Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble: Onward to Election Day, November 3

Following today's televised funeral for United States (US) Civil Rights hero, leader and Congressman John Lewis, Americans across all creeds and colors should seek to honor Lewis by getting into some good and necessary troubles onward to Election Day, November 3, 2020, especially amid an unprecedented suggestion to delay the elections from a sitting president fearing defeat because of dwindling poll numbers and his lack of leadership of the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

The Georgia Congressman was eulogized by America's 44th President Barack Obama at the Ebenezer Baptist Church - a Church synonymous with Dr.

The People, a Pandemic and Politics - a Viral Mix of Deaths and Infections

All the world's people - all 7.8  billion of us, who live across the defined continents, stand exposed and vulnerable to the deadly and highly contagious COVID-19 pandemic, which has already infected 16.8 million people worldwide and killed more than 662,000. 

The Novel Coronavirus, in lieu of any viable vaccine to fight the pesky pathogen, has demonstrated that it could strike at humanity wherever and whenever it readily finds hosts and to leave in its wake, events of frightful infections and gruesome deaths.

Goodbye Owen Seymour Arthur

I telephoned the Barbados Ambassador to the United States (US) Noel Lynch, an associate of mine, earlier this afternoon to express my condolences at the passing of his dear friend, Owen Seymour Arthur, the sixth Prime Minister of Barbados, which gained independence from Great Britain, November 30, 1966. 

Arthur died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bridgetown, Barbados, about 12:26 a.m. July 27, 2020, according to the Nation News, a daily newspaper I once penned for on the island, my birth land.

Hope for the World's Displaced and Poor People to Weather COVID-19

The Novel Coronavirus and its associated COVID-19 pandemic, continues to wreck modern day unprecedented devastation upon humanity with soaring infections and gruesome deaths across the globe amid no scientific evidence suggesting the highly contagious disease would disappear anytime soon. 

At the time of writing, according to data supplied by Johns Hopkins University, worldwide confirmed infections of the contagion numbered a staggering 15,594,551 cases with a grim death toll of 634,594.

Thus far, the wealthiest nation on the planet, the United States (US), has recorded the greatest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths: 4,073,243 infections, and 144,780 deaths.

A Note to America's Inner City Youth

Dear American youth, especially those of you in the inner cities; your neglect, marginalization, pain, suffering and struggles are duly noted. 

For far too long, too many communities and systems have sought to criminalize many of your acts of rebellion against being left out of the fair sphere to opportunity, life and liberty. However, I'm here to inform you that those historical discriminating practices that have stunted your rise, are on the verge of ending for good.

But they will not end until you have completed your responsibility to the New Movement for racial equality and social justice for all.

After John Lewis - the Scope of the New Rights Movement in America

The late great Civil Rights Movement leader and United States (US) Congressman John Lewis, Democrat, Georgia, who died last weekend, age 80, will forever be etched into the annals of civilization as an American hero - as a drum major for peace, a humble servant of the people, and as an advocate for equality and justice.

John Lewis advocated for civil and voting rights. He walked, he marched, he demonstrated, he sat-in, and he bled so that people of color today, could have basic human rights. His road was long, arduous and filled with impediments, yet he persevered the best he could, while embracing a non-violent movement for basic human rights.

Action on Hong Kong Entangles China in a Snare of its Rise Opponents

I had no intentions to opine on any actions by the People's Republic of China (PRC) toward its Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong nor on any allegations made in Xinjiang. I made my decision - an evolved, more mature and realistic analysis, based upon a belief that the matters referenced were Chinese domestic issues, best settled between the people and their government, and under a shameful knowledge of continued racial inequality, social injustice and division in the United States (US), as well as the thought that "one needs to wipe the cold from one's own eyes before attempting to wipe it from another's eyes".

In Honor, in Gratitude and in Memory of John Lewis

A good man, a decent man, a humble man and a definer of modern America died yesterday. John Lewis, the great Civil Rights icon and a member of the United States (US) House of Representatives for the 5th Congressional District, in Georgia, has died at age-80 following his revelation last December that he was battling stage-four pancreatic cancer. 

His compassion for humanity was unmatched and his entire life was spent in the advocacy, protection and work for not just civil rights, but all human rights.

How Many More Must Die Before Public Health Becomes Job One?

There is something terribly wrong in the United States (US) with regards to the non-national leadership towards containing the COVID-19 pandemic. 

That this deadly disease, four-months in, continues to plague American communities at stark new record levels, while many other nations gain major success in pushing back against the pesky pathogen, certainly points to a mismanagement and a lack of leadership on the Novel Coronavirus at the national level.

Repeated examples of insolence toward wearing a facial mask by supposed responsible leaders have contributed to the defiance of some Americans to donning the disease containing devise.