Republicans “Bait and Switch” on Healthcare

I haven’t recently commented on our current political administration primarily because Trump won a MINORITY of the popular vote in the past Presidential election which means, Republicans (House, Senate, and President) do not represent the MAJORITY of the people in this country, including me. The ‘republicans’ are attempting a “bait and switch” on American citizens, but JAH is watching!

Republicans need to take money out of current healthcare system to subsidize the tax reductions that will primarily go to the wealthy and well-off!

“We’ve come upon an idea” (Lindsay Graham said today) regarding Healthcare…. Let me make sure I understand: The current healthcare has been in place for more than 7 years and has saved many more lives than can be clearly quantified; and I can vouch for that from personal experience. Yet, Republicans have “come upon an idea” that is intended to impact 1/6 of the entire economy, and “Republicans” want to pass within the next 2 weeks. Let’s be real… Who really thinks that a plan developed with very little thought can possibly be a good idea for implementation without vetting it properly?

Here is my idea. Why don’t those recommending state-run healthcare idea rescind their our government-run healthcare they currently receive and get their Healthcare from their state in which they reside. In addition, they should pledge not to purchase any additional private healthcare and see what they say!

They have no problem sending healthcare dollars to states that are already struggling to meet their own state obligations.

Don’t let them keep spinning us in a revolving door going nowhere. Let’s fix the current healthcare and bring costs down through prevention and base changes on healthcare outcomes, not on “We’ve come upon an idea”.

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Intellectually Dishonest Presidential Historians

The Charlie Rose show, immediately following President Barack Obama’s final SOTU speech last night on 01/12/16, continues to highlight the hypocrisy of the entire American system.  When you have four (4) white Presidential historians, with inherent and tangible bias, attempting to cloud the historical accomplishments of one of the greatest, and in my opinion the greatest president that this country has ever elected, is eye opening.  I concede that I’m not a historian and definitely not a Presidential historian; however, based on my limited knowledge of the history of America, it is clear that institutional racism has permeated all facets of this country, including the Presidential historians.  Although the long-term impacts of President Obama’s policies will not be fully realized, in some cases, for several decades, it is intellectually dishonest to taint his accomplishments, to a televised audience of millions, without fairly stating the impact of implicit and explicit racism on his current and future rating as President of the United States.

Let’s just start with the fact that all previous presidents, recognized in American History books, were white with primarily white members of Congress.   Although the previous presidents for various reasons may have faced intransient congresses along the way, it is my position that none of them faced an intransigent Congress with both the Congress and public constituents tinged with racist demeanor.  This racist demeanor may not always be recognized by those unable to fit in the shoes of those being assessed, but is salient for those sitting in the same skin.

Suffice it to say that the panel of Presidential historians were making claims of President Lincoln being the saviour of the Union and President FDR being the saviour of Western civilization; totally discounting the fact that in both of those cases, Black people were instrumental in supporting the cause for which the president was garnering support.  In the case of Lincoln, it was the uprising of Black slaves that forced the pacifying actions to ’emancipate’ slaves to keep the states from becoming unhinged by slaves disobedience.

In the case of FDR, he had no intention of entering the war with Germany and Italy until it became evident that Europe had fallen and that further gains in Europe by the Germans and potential sweep of Africa by the Italians could have doomed any chance of American being isolated from the Hitler’s ‘Blitz’.  This position does not account for the fact that Germany’s progress was stumped and positions weakened after His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, led a contingent of British and Ethiopian troops that defeated Mussolini to reclaim the throne on May 5, 1941, exactly 5 years after unheeded warnings to the League of Nations resulted in the  eventual occupation of Ethiopia by Italy.  It was this inflection point in WWII that turned the tide of the war in both Africa and Europe as Germany’s primary ally, Italy, had been defeated by Ethiopia.  This resulted in Germany opening another front to protect its position, thereby allowing an opening for the United States to exploit; although not with great precision or competence, but enough with Russian help to crush Hitler and put the foot of freedom on the heads of Fascism and Nazism.

I say all the above because all people who claim to know history, should insure that their analysis is not biased by their own strain of racism, especially when they are responsible for the long-term view of history that had already been diabolically changed to remove any accomplishments of Black/African people.

Malchijah

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US – IRAN Nuclear Agreement

Ironic that I wrote the statements below on 07/14/2015, as we are now on the cusp of removing the sanctions from Iran as part of their complete compliance with the initial nuclear agreement.  However, with the international issue of American navy personnel getting detained by Iran for unintentionally trespassing into Iran territory yesterday (01/12/16), has highlighted the delusional perspective of the Republican right wing party, on how to deal with international conflicts.  Many of them automatically claimed that United States should be ‘punching’ Iran in the face and by not taking immediate forceful action, somehow shows how weak President Obama is regarding Iran; yet with calm demeanor and thoughtful negotiations, the detained military soldiers were released today (01/13/16) without physical confrontation.   Following is how I described the domestic and global actions at the signing of the Iran agreement that was never suppose to be fulfilled according to those who show by their actions that they are truly the ‘weak’.  Following are my statements written on 07/14/15:

Congratulations to President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and the entire negotiating team from the various countries and entities (e.g., Iran, EU, IAEA, etc.,) that worked diligently to secure a historic agreement that reduces proliferation of Nuclear weapons to improve stability and peace in East Africa (i.e., Middle East).

We are disappointed with the negative and divisive comments; especially before the details of the agreement are made available to the public for evaluation. We would prefer constructive criticism to determine how best to mutually improve the adherence to the agreement by all stakeholders in the weeks, months, and years ahead as details of the agreement are made available.

We are concerned about the various comments, past and present, made by members of the Israeli government who continue to make divisive statements about President Obama and his administration that are anti-Semitic and borders on being down right ‘racist’.  Defense Minister (IDM), Moshe Yaalon, made the following statement on January 14, 2014, in reference to the Palestinian-Israeli US-lead peace negotiations, “American Secretary of State John Kerry, who turned up here determined and acting out of misplaced obsession and messianic fervor, cannot teach me anything about the conflict with the Palestinians,” required an apology, no doubt referencing John Kerry ‘acting out’ based on the direction provided by President Obama.  However, that does not seem to have deterred the Israeli Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, from making inflammatory comments today (07/14/15) regarding President Obama’s administration, saying, “this day will be remembered as a black day in the history of the free world.” appearing to make direct derogatory reference about the US leader of the ‘free world’, President Obama.  By describing the day as being ‘black’ when it is widely known that using the term/color ‘black’ has an infamous part of slavery to demean African people all over the globe by making ‘black’ denote some thing bad or negative about being dark skinned indigenous person of African heritage.   In this case, we may be reading more into his statement than consciously intended, but make no mistake, it is the subliminal use of the word ‘black’ in reference to negotiations initiated and sanctioned by President Obama, the first ‘Black’ President of the United States that makes this use so facetious and insidious!

Malchijah

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African Union ~ 4th Congress of African Economists (CAE)

Greetings,
I hope this finds you in good health and spirit. The 4th Congress of African Economists (CAE), is scheduled to be held from November 16-18, 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

I’m not an economist; however, I submitted a paper with my thoughts on the subject of economic development in Africa, but it was not one of the papers selected for presentation at the conference. My paper’s content was not based on formal technical economic theory, formulas, or statistics, but on my personal observations and research.

I continue to re-iterate the points of focus I believe are important for my brothers and sisters in African and took the time to repeat them again in my response below which was my reply to the AU thanking them for the consideration of assessing my submission. My reply was as follows:

Greetings,

Thank you for your reply and I appreciate you taking the time to address my submission. Unfortunately, I’m unable to participate in-person as self-sponsored due to financial constraints, but very much look forward to the rigorous debates/discussions on the future direction of our African Union and the outputs from the CAE conference.

I’m sure it is obvious to all those participating, in this conference in particular, that the immediate crisis of poverty across our continent and around the globe is at epidemic proportions and this will continue to put pressure on our precious resources like people, land, food, and water as the looming climate change effects continue to occur around the world, including Africa. We must do everything in our power to move our people and continent into a model of “Cooperative Enterprises” where communities own and are able to sustain their own water, land, food, and shelter by and for each community member. The measure is not by how much money is owned or can be made or how much credit (debt) can be accumulated at the mercy of foreign imperialistic and capitalistic people and financial institutions, but on how well the community takes care of its people; such as, sufficient and clean: water, food, shelter, education, and healthcare. These are the challenges for the African Union among the others such as collective National Security and “rooting out” and eradicating corruption from all levels of institutions and governments meant to serve the community and peoples at-large.

It is imperative that our precious resources, across the entire continent, are African owned and operated. African owned does not mean allowing a foreign entity, corporation, or national to control our resources for capitalistic gains; however, it does mean that at least 90% of any institution should be owned entirely by an indigenous African entity, preferably the government; so that our precious resources are never accessible for sale or long-term leasing arrangements.

First, as I eluded to in my paper submitted, the African Union must first rightfully recognize ‘The Founding Father’ of the African Union as His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I and visibly display his name and likeness at the front of the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he belongs.

Second, we must continue to reject the ‘rush’ for industrialization at the expense of profits over our people and property! We cannot become a “consumer” and “service” nation for the rest of the world that some would attempt to deceive us into becoming. We must own and manage our land and natural resources for the benefit of our indigenous African brothers and sisters. For each country that is part of the African Union — all existing contracts for importing and exporting agriculture or mineral resources needs to be rescinded and re-negotiated to be targeted and temporary. “Targeted” means that each contract must have stipulations that in addition to the underlying objective to make money/profit, the institutions must first direct contributions for the development of low-income housing communities and infrastructure development (schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, waste management plants, etc.), not high-rise “pressure cooker” confinements that breed ignorance and violence. We have already seen how that does not work in other parts of the world. “Temporary” means 10 years or less.

Lastly, the task of the African Union is significant, large, and a complex undertaking. As a matter of fact it is the largest ever in taking a diversified continent and peoples that have been brutally beaten, battered and killed for hundreds and thousands of years; and to build an enduring civilization; is an epic undertaking. However, I feel confident that with foundation from current leadership of the African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Dr. Nkosazana C Dlamini Zuma, future leadership of the young and talented Africans, and the Pillar of the founder His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, we will produce the African Union Civilization rivaled by none!

May God continue to bless each and all of us for our tireless efforts in forging the African Union we need and want!

Thank you for your efforts and contributions!

Bless,
Malchijah
Servant of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I

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“Out of Many, One People!!!”

I greet you in the divine name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Jamaicans should inspire a national movement to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, cloth the naked, protect the elderly, and care for the infants.

Building low-income homes provides the industrialization for the population. All the existing skilled workers can be the journeyman and mentors for the young men and women apprentices willing to work in those fields.

Education will spawn excellence from womb to grave. Growing food is the foundation of any civilization; if we cannot feed ourselves then we are at the mercy of those that provide us our food. Clothing is necessary, but if taken too far becomes materialistic. We need to have the proper attire for the professions in which we are engaged.  Above that, we are contributing to the exploitation of the precious resources of our planet.

Protection of the elderly means protection of us all. Laws are instituted to prevent chaos. When laws are indiscriminately broken, there is no security for anyone, therefore it is incumbent upon all law abiding and law enforcing persons to up hold the law where we live and work, not according to our personal standards, but to the standards written in our constitution. This means, no more “under the table deals” because transactions need to be transparent so that all stakeholders feel that fairness is at hand. Let’s stop the destructive cycle of secrecy that pits one against the other because one thinks another has gotten a better deal. If all sides understand how we progress and grow together it will be more beneficial and safer for us all.

Population is only a problem if we fail to plan. The aforementioned statements are not a plan, but a framework that Rastafarian people have been putting forth for almost 100 years now. Do for self! Educate, liberate, repatriate, and restorate our Constitutional Monarchy in Ethiopia. We can only help others when we are able to help ourselves. Unfettered reliance on outside assistance is major impediment.

Jamaica has one of the most ambitious people in the world. We defeated the Spanish, we defeated the British, and we can surely defeat the Capitalistic ideology of “kill or be killed”. Our youths are smarter than that and with their active participation; we can all live in peace and love. This is not an illusion, it is a reality exemplified by our glorious heritage of past civilizations and will be a reality again.

Criminals or transgressors let their own personal drive for power corrupt their thinking and those around them. Corruption occurs as a result of inaccurate foundation for advancing our thinking and our actions. If we don’t know our history we cannot advance forward to our rightful place as servants in and to the Kingdom of God.

I suggest that everyone, especially Africans on the continent and in the diaspora, start by reading the autobiography of Haile Selassie I and learn about our Emperor.  It must be required reading within every elementary, secondary, high-school, and university in the world as His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I leads the world with the example and instruction set forth in his utterances and writings.

Whatever we set out to do, we do to the best of our capabilities; especially leading in a manner that is conducive to producing a civilization! It is now high time that our vision, “Out of Many One People”, manifest itself.

A historical event for Jamaica and the world was completed as “The Church of Haile Selassie I (Incorporation and Vesting) Act, 2013” (No. 30-2013), was passed by the House of Parliament on October 25, 2013 and signed into law on November 28, 2013, giving The Church of Haile Selassie I legal status in Jamaica.
Acento Foxe’s long-standing leadership, spiritually, as Abuna of The Church of Haile Selassie I; and politically, as President of the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation, represented by the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation Political Party (I.E.W.F.P.P.), is now established as a legal entity to provide spiritual awakening and political enlightenment, respectively. According to the words of Haile Selassie I, “As Ethiopia’s faith reposes in God; she knows that God’s judgement will prevail over that of man. …the people are unceasingly bringing their prayers before God, that He should be their leader and that He should grant a fruitful result to the exertions which all those in government are making to preserve peace.”

I look forward to the meeting of our minds…

Jah Guide and Protect!

I am Malchijah.

Revised: 04/04/2015

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How Many More?

How many more studies do we need to cite; to know that food, shelter, and water are the fundamental ‘pillars’ of human existence in conjunction with comprehensive education that is accurate, complete, and timely, to understand how we cultivate, develop, and most effectively and efficiently exploit our natural resources for the benefit of humankind with the least amount of negative impacts on people, natural resources, and the earth’s atmosphere?

Malchijah

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Truth does not have 2 sides!

It has become very evident that many of the people hosting and programming the news are biased based on their own ideological and financial interest. Obviously there needs to be more transparency about the financial worth of the news broadcasters, program directors, anchors, hosts, and guests; who are operating within institutions that have the ability to control significant viewpoints.

The people bringing us the news have become so intellectually dishonest and insignificant that they have become a victim of their own self aggrandizement and pontification, as an intellectual you choose. Based on my humble observation, it is my opinion that the overwhelming majority of people currently value entertainment over news, ratings over issues, fads over facts, and ignorance over knowledge. Then they feed their brand of ‘news’ to the same people that don’t have time to investigate what is in their best interest. The news should be the facts, not the fads.

The facts on health care, employment, education, environment, are critical to be communicated and disseminated in a straight-forward and fact-based manner:

There was a time when the anchor of a news broadcast was a trusted source of information, but now, most news sources are more concerned about entertainment than disseminating facts and knowledge. It is more critical now, than ever before, to publish accurate and complete information to correct the exploitation unleashed on our Brethren and Sistren all over the globe for hundreds of years and still going on today.

May God help us in this endeavor,

Malchijah

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We The People…

We the People can no longer stand on the sidelines and be ‘bystanders’ as the world disintegrates into boils of injustice erupting in sores of violence and dis-eases; in America… Like Trayvon Martin, in places such as Chicago, and other places: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Palestine, Central America, Caribbean, Africa; and may more hot spots, caused by our own negligence and inaction.  Too many innocent people are being injured and dying; leaving those living, with scars, physically and psychologically, for life.

We the People must speak with ‘One Voice’ that radiates from our ancient heritage of yesterday; and remains the same today and tomorrow.  Our call for justice and peace, must no longer be ignored.

We the People must unite!

Our reigning Emperor Haile Selassie I has provided guidance on a path forward:

Emperor Haile Selassie I

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I

Haile Selassie I (May 26, 1965)

… “We are anxiously awaiting the day when those Africans in the dependent territories break the shackles of foreign tutelage, and become masters of their own fate.

On this solemn day, all of us must pause and remember the plight of our African brothers who are under foreign rule and who are desperately struggling to win their freedom, their basic fundamental human rights.”

“On this day, we extend our fraternal greetings to all our brethren Africans who are still suffering under foreign colonial rule.  We reiterate that Ethiopia, in  co-operation with the member-states of the Organization of African Unity, will always continue to give her full support for their just struggles to win their inalienable rights to freedom and independence, and to be masters of their own destiny. May Almighty God assist us in these endeavours.”

 

 

 

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African Union Speaking as “One Voice” for Africans

On 05/26/13, we started our journey to the second 50-year anniversary (May 25, 2063).  The Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU) since 2000, was proclaimed on May 25, 1963 with the inaugural speech by His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I.  The first 50-year anniversary was celebrated from 05/25/2013 to 05/25/2014, but there is much work to be done by all of us.  We have a plethora of organizations created to support development in Africa and a number of them are exploiting the opportunities at the expense of the people.  We must, each of us, evaluate how well we adhere to the goals and objectives very clearly articulated in the Charter of the Organization for African Unity now transformation into the African Union.

The African Union in this new era must speak as ‘One Voice’ for Africans, those at home and those in the diaspora.  A united, peaceful, free, and prosperous Africa is beneficial to Africans and all peoples.  It will take the intellectual and innovative minds of Africans to overcome the epic challenges we are now seeing around the globe, such as those posed by climate change.

Life on this planet is Ours to manage and regardless of religious belief: One God, One Aim, One Destiny; We must work together to materialize Our potential as decent intelligent human beings striving for a united, peaceful, free and prosperous Africa for the benefit of all.

JAH Bless… Malchijah.

 

 

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Father’s Day

Special thanks to my family and friends for recognition on Father’s Day. Thank you all for the honor and privilege of allowing me to be a part of your lives. It may not always be obvious, however; as a parent, our hope and desire is for our children and all children to live a long, healthy, happy and prosperous life. For those of a religious faith, it is our request that our Creator guide and protect our children and all children, His children, on your life’s journey as you fulfill His words and manifest His marvelous works! May we all take a moment to honor the reigning Father of our Ethiopian Empire, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.  JAH Love always!… Malchijah.

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