The Case of Alkaline Waters

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By now I am sure we have all heard the repugnant  remarks made by FOX television host Bill O’Reilly; when referencing U.S. Representative for California’s 43rd district, Maxine Waters, hair to  “James Brown’s wig”.  Though I did not create this blog to become a political forum for those or myself to argue political views of the left or right, I do feel that it is necessary to highlight events that need to be addressed or acknowledged that deal directly with the black community.  

Rep. Waters have been very vocal about  President Trump and his cabinet and was none the less vocal in an Interview with Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s “All In”, when she referred to Trump’s cabinet as “a bunch of scumbags”. Rep. Waters has also been very vocal about the lack of patriotism President Trump and his cabinet has been , stating “they turn a blind eye to the destruction he is about to cause to this country”.  Well when Bill O’ Reilly was asked for his thoughts on Waters’ comment, he opted out the discussion by poking fun at her hair, by saying “I didn’t hear a word she said. I was looking at the James Brown wig”

This is the very disrespectful, childlike, inappropriate behavior that I think we all expected from Mr. O’Reilly.  The fact that O’ Reilly decided to avoid the topic and go on comedic tirade like a high school bully shows O’ Reilly lack of understanding the sensitivity of ones culture as well as disregard to the those who have deceased.  Clearly, Bill O’ Reilly has no tact and could care less if fiber of this country maintains its patriotism or not.

Since those remarks, Bill O’Reilly has issued a somewhat condescending apology.  Waters has also since tweeted Tuesday night: “I am a strong black woman. I cannot be intimidated, and I am not going anywhere”.  I commend Rep. Waters on stick-to-it-ness and firm beliefs, however question our black men and where were they to back, support, and stand up for sister Waters when the unhooded reporter came out to expressed his Jim crow form of mockery. Where is Mr. Steve Harvey, who has been in dire need to not only visit the President but criticized Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow about recent comments concerning President Trump. 

Unity amongst the men of color  is not just necessary, it is a must. But this does not come without the responsibilities we must take on when defended and standing up for our sisters of color. If we do not take a stance for those who are making sacrifices and have served as a pillar of our community then how can we expect those who oppose us to show any respect towards our daughters, sisters and mothers. 

Once again, I commend Rep. Waters in all that she has accomplished as well as accomplishing.  Her ability to speak out against Trump, and his cabinet  has not fell short and rank within 7 out of 10 needed, when cleaning out their impurities.  Her words flow clear and direct with fear of flaw as alkaline water, clearing out the acidic that causes such an imbalance in todays government. 

– Lee A. Prophet, Editor in Chief

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3 Comments

  1. There are some great points In this article that should raise some eyebrows, heads, and thoughts on pulling together. We see the destruction along with the Uncle Tom mentality of certain celebrities that have the opportunity to use there voice to address the issues that we are facing daily. However, I feel that there afraid of retaliation such as having there talk show pulled, funds cut, or being replaced. This is where they must pull together to start there on broadcasting shows. People such as Oprah, Jay Z, Beyonce, and Tyler Perry to name a few in the industry that has the money, fan base, and the ears of the young, middle age, white, and black people to promote a stand for black people. But let’s be honest about this do we really think there going to hurt there chances of being black ball, boycotted, or lose any endorsements that will continue to bring money. I could go on and on but there’s no need especially when blacks still have the attitude of I got mine so you better get yours and Crab in the bucket mentality.
    Just my input.
    MR. MoGEAD PROPHET!!!

    • It’s pretty much like selling your soul for wealth! They are forgetting about the stand that Dr. Martin Luther king and protesters took to remain United within our cultural. I have yet to see to many higher minorities stand up to Trump and cabinet, especially on the low blow remarks being made. I commend her for her clap back. And to think Oprah is thinking on running for president next year.

  2. Great read! I pray that Maxine Waters is our new “Rosa Parks”. The catalyst that sparks the need for change. Blacks all over need to be flooding the air waves of FOX news. We keep waiting for a savior; hell let’s unite and save ourselves. I believe that we the ordinary average everday people need to wake-up and start being vocal. First, we must start with education. Not the learning that is taught in books but simple civility and humanity. Learning to know our neighbors and re-create wealth that will unite our communities and bring about change where it affects US. Second, we must take part. Far too long we have been alive but not alert, awake but still sleeping. We must take part in the legislative processes in our local states, towns, cities, educational boards, and community activities. We have disenfranchised ourselves. By sitting back and believing (not voting) that the elected money driven, class focused individuals will speak for us. We must become vigilant in ALL town hall mtgs (not just the ones that affect our street or our homes). As Doughboy aka Icecube most famously said
    “They either don’t know or don’t care”. Well BLACK MAN rise up let’s be heard, let’s create a plan ….far too long we have stood for nothing and fell for everything. Our time is NOW!

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