There have been some no brainers who have erroneously been saying that Brother Obama is not the first African-American to be democratically elected President of all Americans, some a-them even going as far as to suggest that Saxophone Bill was or is Black, just because he blows Hawk’s horn.
Ha ha ha Haaaaaaaaa….Brother Obama quipped about the cantankerous ones : “I suspect that some of my critics back home are suspecting that I’m back here to look for my birth certificate; that is not the case!”
There’s often the incidence of mistaken identity such as occurs here
Brother Obama has raised the “Human tribe” concept to the ultimate Pan African level and it has resonated well with the Kenyan masses and this in depth philosophy coming from the lips of Brother Obama resonates not only in Kenya where he himself transcends the Kikuyu-Luo divide which has been operating in the political arena from since before Tom Mboya or Kenya’s Independence, ideologically and humanely, this “one tribe, the Human Tribe” resonates throughout the Diaspora West and Africa, at least Africa South of the Sahara – a far cry from Richard Pryor’s
“I think that niggers are the best of people who were slaves, and that’s how they got to be niggers ‘cause they stole the cream-of-the-crop from Africa and brought them over here. And God, as they say, works in mysterious ways, so he made everybody a nigger…he brought us all over here — the best — the kings and queens, the princesses, the princes, put us all together and called us one tribe: Niggers.”
Brother Obama’s call for unity conciousness resonates beyond country boundaries and their nationalities.
May the Almighty save us from further tribal wars, is a good prayer, but even as we pray there’s the Arabs versus Israel, the Turks bombing the Kurds, the Sunni tribes against the Shia, the Pakistanis (Muslims) against India (mostly Hindu), the Japanese versus the Chinese in the South China Sea, and when the Supreme Leader speaks, some of his disciples are still chanting “Death to America – the Great Satan!” and you know who else is on their radar…
We all listened to Brother Obama’s soulful opening verse of the ol’ Negro spiritual “Amazing Grace”
The next song this our Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will be taking on is “Me no want no tribal War!”
Fareed Zakaria asks some of the tough questions in this Washington Post Piece that’s worthy of every Messiah’s serious consideration:
What happens in the second half of 2016 should complications arise about verifications of Iranian’s compliance with the terms of the nuclear deal – will this favour the tough talk that will be coming out of the mouths of the Republican or the Democrat candidate for the Oval Office?
To compound matters even further, Assad is confessing to problems
One of the most obvious questions is, this: Will Iran come to Assad’s aid or not?
Meanwhile in our (Sweden’s) backyard: Ukraine Military drills which Russia thinks is a provocation (don’t say he didn’t warn ya)
Sweden – Malmo is still a bit of a war zone, otherwise the main concern is that there has been too much rain and this is likely to affect the harvest.
Sweden: This delightful item from the latest news letter from The Local: “Our most-read story this week was our tongue-in-cheek guide on how to become a Swedish man in nine steps. Warning: includes nudity.”
As Jesus is reported to have said, “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into the hell fire!”
Gay-man Joshua Kigozi had to flee persecution in Uganda and since arriving in Sweden two years ago has become something of a cause célèbre over here. His life is now being celebrated as a musical featuring his band which comprises himself, Victor Tell and Maria Jane Smith
Today when I met Ben (Tanzania) and Doc Holiday (Kenya) in downtown Stockholm, the first thing that he asked me was, did I see how beautifully Uhuru Kenyatta handled the question of Gay Rights in Kenya at the press conference with Brother Obama – that Africa had more serious problems than man merely loving other men (and the woman to woman business) that there are more important matters at the top of the agenda for Africa. The Press conference
The Stockholm Concert Hall is one of the seven wonders of Stockholm and not to be missed when the music lover wanders in our capital.
This afternoon I popped in to listen to today’s free concert at the lobby of the Stockholm Concert Hall, piano, violin and cello – the first piece as announced by the Japanese violinist (he looked Japanese and I assume that he is Japanese and of the Human tribe) although you wouldn’t tell by his perfect Swedish and English pronunciation when he announced the first piece as “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence “ by Ryuichi Sakamoto, a Japanese composer. As the saying goes “you only get one chance to make a first impression” and needless to say, the trio executed the piece superbly, it was atmospheric, moved the heartstrings. I happened to be sitting next to the elder sister of the cellist, herself a cellist, she told me, trained at the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark. I’m sure that her heartstrings were also moved to hear her sister and the group transport us to another world altogether in just about twenty minutes. As Mr. Shakespeare’s Duke Orsino tells us in Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on”
The free afternoon concerts will continue till the 22nd of August…