Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Friday, November 21, 2014

Amy Strickland, Booker T. Washington, Tweet Likely A Well Crafted PR Ploy

Another Bamboozle?
By Winsip Custer   CPW News Service

      Four months into the 2014 school year and the newest Vice Principle at Norfolk, Virginia's Booker T. Washington High School, Amy Strickland, found her tweet  titled “Ever white father’s worst nightmare or Nah?” hitting nearly every major U.S. news source and prompted an avalanche of responses.
     All of this just happened after the only two deaths on U.S. soil from Ebola were black men.    It all happened during a bitter battle between a mixed-race U.S. President and a historically white Republican opposition.  It happened in a high school in Norfolk, Virginia home of a large contingent of U.S. Naval institutions and employers and it happened in the first chartered all black school in the state which has failed to hold its accreditation.    Norfolk is home to Old Dominion University from which Amy Strickland graduated.   Norfolk, Virginia's Old Dominion  University was celebrated by the King of England for its support of the monarchy during the English Civil War.  King Charles was subsequently executed by Oliver Cromwell, many of whose followers came to America and took up arms against Britain's monarchial power and the longstanding practice of primogeniture rule which the American revolutionaries saw as the basis for a feudal society.  Old Dominion alumni include Watergate burglar and CIA agent, Frank Sturgis,  as well as a number of World Wrestling Federation members.  The WWF's founder, Vince McMahon,  was the son of  Jess McMahon who was the fight promoting agent for black boxer, Jack Johnson, whose relationship with a white woman was a lightening rod for racial tensions.     Johnson's life was the subject of the Howard Sackler play The Great White Hope, and Johnson was portrayed by black American actor James Earl Jones in the 1970 film of the same name.

     Amy Strickland is not just any Vice Principal.  Her arrival at the school just this year spells out a fascinating background in cheerleading and public health administration.   It was within the arena of public health that the Cold Spring Harbor eugenics program of Mrs. Mary Harriman evolved and that the Tuskegee Experiment was conducted up until the mid-1970’s.  It is within the arena of public health that this new mysterious virus, Ebola, with symptoms identical to the IG Farben related Marburg virus from  Germany has become the major U.S. health concern with its links to Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and other oil and diamond rich regions of Africa, having skipped across the African continent from Sudan where no biological host was found until it surfaced later in Africa.
     Who assembled the group of students for the photo?   Who is Amy Strickland and did all of this just "happen"?   Why did she leave her job with the Virginia State Health Department where her focus was on pandemic flu epidemics and bio-terrorism?   Time for the "Mighty Bookers" to start to do some serious analysis of what looks like another bamboozle....to focus their energies on math, science and most of all.....history.....which given the agenda of America's power elites will not come to them through the sanctioned proper line.


  Mortimer J. Cosgrove's Open Letter to Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Linden Blue has excellent advice for the students of Booker T. Washington High School when he quotes astro-physicist Carl Sagan:

    Carl Sagan said it clearly and accurately when you look at where we are today  back in 1995 (― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark):

     I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...
     The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance …..
     Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both…..
     One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

     Could the poor performance from students at Booker T. Washington High School have been engineered?  Could the arrival of Ms. Strickland at BTWHS been much more than a routine job change?  Under Adolf Hitler were all Jews the scum of the earth?  Ignorant and with no redeeming social values?  Did Albert Einstein, a Jew, give us nuclear energy?   Did Robert Oppenheimer, another Jew, give us unthinkable destructive energy in the atom bomb and then refuse to build the infinitely more powerful hydrogen bomb because of where that road would inevitably lead us?  In the new world of applied sociology and psychology, mass marketing and concentration of power in the hands of a misguided few where education is more informed by the precepts of Wilhelm Wundt than Howard Zinn perceptions are all too easily managed for the maintenance of the status quo.

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