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The Mayweather – Pacquiao fight will be taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at about 5.a.m Sunday morning, Stockholm time. I like both fighters. Pacquiao is being portrayed as the good guy and I feel touched by Pacquiao saying, “I drank, womanizing, gambling, everything. But when I surrendered my life to the Lord, when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior, I surrendered my whole life” and a little later, elsewhere, like David the shepherd boy about to face Goliath or like George W. Bush sworn enemy of Saddam who had tried to kill his father, Pacquiao hopes that, “The Lord will always be with me and strengthen me and deliver him into my hands.”
Deliver who? Floyd Mayweather? You want to crucify another of the Lord’s children, in the ring?
Well with the Lord, all things are possible – only problem is that Mayweather will most probably be saying the same kind of prayer to the Lord and not to the d-evil as he steps into the ring.
I know that I’m a bit of an unabashed racist when it comes to boxing and that for me the motto and prayer is always, may the black man or the black woman win! And may there be a resurrection of whoever it is that is knocked out.
The only thing I fear is that since there’s so much heavy betting on this affair, taking place in the Mecca of gambling, anything could happen. You remember when Buster Douglas knocked out Iron Mike in Japan – and then went out like a light, as we never heard of him after that?
Although Pacquiao is currently the underdog in both height and reach and number of knockouts delivered when measured against the as yet professionally undefeated Mayweather, Pacquiao is known to be both fast on his feet and quick with his hands – this means that his unexpected southpaw knockout punch or series of punches could come unexpectedly from nowhere and that’s what Mike Tyson thinks whilst Evander Holyfield is more guarded when he says that the match reminds him of the situation he was in in his fight with Mike Tyson…
On Friday, in the tube on the way to Kista, I met a young lady who told me that she was on her way to the SOUL DANCE at Mosebacke and explained to me, what it was all about.
I told her about Dr. Azmayesh and a little about the daf drum. She dropped off at T-Centralen and I continued the conversation with another young lady who told me about her vegetable garden – at the traditional “koloni lott” where the production, just as in most of Africa, is still ecological. I could have told her about early 1970’s Stockholm and the influence of Ann Wigmore and the likes of I and I growing wheat germ grass, which tasted and still tastes very chlorophyllic; I could have added that the Vietnam War ended forty years ago and some of the many hundreds of conscientious objectors in Stockholm where they had added so much to the social and cultural atmosphere, were eventually soon on the way back home…
Conclusion: What people did then is not much different from what people do now – except that now, everybody is not going to India on a spiritual mission as much as before, then we didn’t have computers, cellphones, and everybody wasn’t “training” or doing body building, Abdul Mati Klarwein’s neat artistic designs on record covers were equally interesting in those days, and the words xenophobia, islamophobia, unemployment, homeless were missing from the Swedish vocabulary
USA – land of the free !
It’s not a matter of terrorism or militant rap,
nor do I fear that I’ll become my own enemy,
in the instant that I preach.
What could happen in Baltimore could make what we’ve seen so far in Sweden the little flash known as the Husby riots, look like a schoolboys & girls picnic, a Boys Scouts jamboree…
Happening in Baltimore which is a big city in the world’s greatest Democracy:
Nothing as chilling as this partial list of the names of Black people so far killed by the US police this year and last year …
No better news to hear than the news that the six Police officers who were there in the police vehicle transporting
and are therefore directly linked to the death of Freddie Gray
who died of a broken neck “spinal injuries” whilst in transit, back there in the police vehicle that was supposed to be transporting him from one place to another, not from life to death, and that’s why it’s very good news that these officers have been charged with being responsible for his death in transit to the police station. And it took two weeks of demonstarions to come to this point!
No one in Baltimore is more worthy of our admiration and respect than our courageous Black sister
doing what’s right, standing up for Human Rights that BLACK LIVES MATTER and after the preliminary investigations and common sense pointing in that direction, indicting the six police officers most directly and most certainly present in the vehicle where Freddie Gray met his untimely death.
Finally, having combed the media far and wide, here’s
the Black star commentary (by Ikhide) – on their indictment and our collective predicament and responsibility –
please pay the requiste attention to what he says…
To me it looks like the attacks on Black youth have increased and muliplied and given an extra prominence during Brother Obama’s tenure in the White House, and it’s a challenge, as if to say, ok you’re there, Black Boy, so what are you going to do about it?
If Malcolm X was president of the US – or Marcus Garvey or Robert Mugabe or the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, or James Baldwin, what would he or any of them be doing about it? It’s a question to ponder.
My neighbour Anders, turned me on to The Wire – when he said that it was “the Picasso” of TV series , otherwise week after week , the rest of my family had been watching The Wire religiously, series after series and I had been wondering what else was it about apart from crime? Indeed the crime rate in Baltimore is high – check it out – with an average of over 250 murders per year the past twenty years, and of course, it’s grinding poverty in the ghetto, the crucible in which they live and it’s poverty that’s said to be what gives energy to violent crime in the crucible…
Now there’s already some dumbass talk that the Baltimore police officers “did nothing wrong” – as if those who want to exonerate them of all responsibility were there in the van with them and saw it all happen back there in the back of the van with Freddie Gray and that’s why they broke his neck…
The worst case scenario now is that these police officers – all to a man are freed just as happened in the case of Trayvon Martin when George Zimmerman the guy who shot him was found “not guilty”
This time round should the verdict of not guilty be reached and the police officers in question all be set free, then you don’t have to be a new prophet to know that there will be hell to pay and it’s not only Baltimore that will burn so bright that the national guard will have to be dispersed everywhere to the war zones in the cities, maybe making it necessary that even some US troops will have to be recalled from the Middle East to put out the new fires in the US as the bruthas sing, “burn, baby, burn!” as billions dollars’ worth damaged property goes up in smoke and to quell the looting sprees – because white on black, justice ought not be compromised because “justice delayed is justice denied” and as the Rev Dr. Martin Luther King said, in his letter from a Birmingham jail, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!”
Africa and the whole world is watching role model America …
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