Anonymous asked: Addendum to the TSA question (I didn't ask but it it reminded me that I wanted to ask you this) How do you feel about the fact that we (The US) have the military bases all over the world that have to be funded while not necessarily protecting us from any imminent threat?
They aren’t protecting us from threats but they’re protecting the best interests of the United States. I want to make it clear that I said protecting the interests of the United States, not the people, not you and I…. the United States.
The reason the U.S. is the mega power that it is, is because it keeps its hands and noses in everyone elses business. Its moving chess pieces around on a global scale to always make sure its influence and power are never threatened.
The citizens, you and I, are paying for this and even though they aren’t protecting us from any imminent threats, they are protecting the lazy, apathetic, ignorant and oblivious lifestyle we’ve become accustomed to. All American citizens are passively complicit in the behavior of our government and the terrible things they’ve done and continue to do overseas.
We give them our money and give up our rights, and they’ll keep the boogeymen away from U.S. soil so we don’t have to worry about bombs when we go to Starbucks.
That’s the unspoken agreement between us and our country right now.
Let’s talk about this right here….
Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz (@ilyasahShabazz) beautifully sets the record straight with respect to her father’s (and her family’s legacy):
"At the time of my father’s death, he was planning to bring the U.S. before the United Nations on the exact same…
Fact# 5857: Henrietta Lacks died in 1951. The tumor that killed her has been alive and growing to this day. The tumor is immortal and was used to progress the Polio vaccine and is the jumping point for most human cell research to this day. Scientists have grown some 20 tons of her cells.
They forgot the part where they took the cells and grew them without her consent.
They also forgot the part where to this day her family and still-living descendants have not received any compensation for the use of her stolen cells.
They also also forgot the part where she was Black.
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